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Kathleen Ekey
Kathleen Ekey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wadsworth, Ohio

High School:
Walsh Jesuit

Last College:
Furman University

Height:
5-7

Experience:
1L



09/17/2014

Six Former UA Golfers to Play in This Weekend's Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic

Play set to begin Thursday at the Capitol Hill Golf Club in Prattville

12/19/2013

Three Former Alabama Golfers to Play on LPGA Tour in 2014

Jennifer Kirby earns LPGA Tour card; joins Brooke Pancake and Kathleen Ekey on tour

05/11/2013

Women's Golf Wins NCAA East Regional

Stephanie Meadow captures medalist honors with career-low 203

AT ALABAMA:
2008 (SENIOR):
Played in five tournaments and finished 14 rounds ... finished the fall season with an average score of 73.43 ... had three top-10 finishes in the fall ... best finish came at the NGCA Match Play Qualifier and the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship where she finished tied for seventh ... best 54-hole score was a 213 (-3) at the Mason Rudolph Championship ... best round was a 69 (-3) at the Mason Rudolph Championship ... tallied nine rounds of par or better during the Fall ... ranked 14th in the country in birdies made.

2007-08 (JUNIOR): Was an honorable mention All-American after finishing tied for 20th at the NCAA Championship ... was a SEC First-Team honoree ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... had a record breaking season in her first year at the Capstone ... broke the single season scoring average previously held by All-American Jenny Suh with a mark of 73.30 ... set an individual Alabama tournament record with a 54-hole score of 203 (-13) at the Crimson Tide Classic to win the event ... in that same tournament also set the Alabama single round record with a score of 65 (-7) ... was named the Golfweek and SEC Player of the Week after the Crimson Tide Classic ... earned the Eleanor Dudley Low Stroke Award at the Alabama banquet ... qualified and played in the U.S. Open at the Interlachen Country Club as an amateur ... finished third overall and first amongst amateurs at the U.S. Open sectional qualifying at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. ... recorded six top-10 finishes in a team high 12 tournaments ... finished third twice (Wildcat Invitational and Liz Murphey Classic) and fourth at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Championship ... recorded 14 rounds of par or lower ... finished tied for 20th at the NCAA Championship despite a broken finger ... first three tournament appearances at Alabama were finishes of eighth, third and fourth ... third place finish at the Wildcat Fall Invitational helped Alabama to its first team title since the fall of 2005.

AT FURMAN:
2006-07 (SOPHOMORE):
An NGCA All-Region honoree and the Southern Conference Player of the Month in May ... Made a run at the NCAA East individual title, losing in heartbreaking fashion in a playoff after tying for the lead after 54 holes ... Southern Conference first team honoree and team MVP ... NGCA All-East Region team member ... recorded six top-10 finishes with three rounds under par for the year ... shot a 217 at the Cougar Classic and a 212, her season best, at the NCAA East Regional ... earned a third place finish at the Papa John's Intercollegiate, her best placing in a regular-season event ... finished in the top 10 in the individual race at the Southern Conference championship, helping her team to a runner-up finish.

2005-06 (FRESHMAN): Earned Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and first team All-Conference accolades after leading her team with a 75.24 stroke average ... scored six rounds of par or better, including a season-best 69 at the Cougar Classic ... recorded a fourth-place finish, her best of the season, at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Led Walsh Jesuit to 2001 and 2004 Ohio Division One state championships ... won the individual state title at the 2004 tournament ... three-time Ohio All-State honoree (2002-04) ... a four-time Individual Sectional champion who won her District three times ... 2004 Ohio High's Woman Golfer of the Year ... 2004 Cleveland Plain-Dealer MVP Golfer ... competed in the 2003 and 2004 USGA Girls' Amateur ... won the 2005 USGA Women's Amateur Qualifier in Cincinnati with a 69 ... shot 3-under par to win the 2005 AJGA Richmond Junior title ... captured the championship of the 2005 Ohio Women's Amateur and won the 2005 Hudson Junior Championship ... two-time Akron Beacon Journal Golf MVP (2003, 2004) ... daughter of Sam & Laura Ekey ... gas one younger brother, Byron ... 2004 High School Academic All-American ... member of the Walsh Jesuit Honor Roll and the Dulles Chapter of the National Honor Society ... born on November 8, 1986 ... communications major ... is an avid hockey sister.