Alabama claims the 2012 Women's Golf National Championship.
Hannah Collier was a key member of the Crimson Tide's 2012 national championship team who returns for her fourth year in the starting lineup in 2013-14 ... has competed in 28 career events ... was a possible redshirt early in her freshman season and was struggling to find her swing before an improbable turnaround saw her emerge in the Crimson Tide lineup during the stretch run of the 2010-11 season ... a talented golfer from Spain Park High School, where she captured the 2009 Alabama 6A State Championship ... one of three Alabama natives on the Crimson Tide roster in 2013-14 ... enters her senior season with a 75.22 scoring average over 85 career rounds of golf, which ranks eighth in school history (74.72 stroke average in the 79 rounds she has been in the team lineup ... has played in 26 consecutive tournaments ... a solid putter who is very athletic and an excellent ball striker ... qualified for the 2011 U.S. Amateur.
Started all 11 events for Alabama in 2012-13 ... finished the year with a 74.67 scoring average (2,464 strokes over 33 rounds) and was 97-strokes over par for the season or 2.94 strokes per round ... earned second team All-SEC accolades ... season-best score was a 1-over 217 to finish tied for 10th at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview while her low finish was a tie for ninth at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic ... counted toward the team score in 23-of-33 rounds (.697) ... ranked 84th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... shot nine rounds of par or better and had two top-10 finishes ... tied for 83rd at the Cougar Classic to begin the season at 13-over 229 ... carded 1-over 217 at the Fall Preview ... tied for 35th at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at 8-over 224 ... shot 4-over 220 in Puerto Rico to finish tied for ninth ... tied for 35th at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at 6-over 150 in the rain-shortened event ... finished 17th and 13th respectively at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and the Gator Women's Invitational ... shot 10-over 223 at the Long Cove Club, then posted an 8-over 218 in Gainesville, Fla. ... shot 3-over 219 to tie for 31st and help the Tide to its fifth tournament victory of the year, at the PING/ASU Invitational ... returned to her home course for the 2013 SEC Championship at Greystone Golf and Country Club ... struggled out of the gate, at Greystone but recorded rounds of 75 and 71 over the final 36 holes to finish tied for 14th ... the final-round 71 vaulted her from a tie for 42nd to a tie for 14th ... opened with a 2-under 70 in the first round of the NCAA East Regional Championship, as the Crimson Tide pulled away for their seventh victory of the season ... finished tied for 35th at 5-over 221, after rounds of 75 and 76 to close regionals at Auburn ... shot 1-under 71 in the second round of the NCAA Championships ... finished tied for 109th at 25-over 313 at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
Ranked fourth on the team with a 74.21 scoring average while playing in all 11 tournaments ... had two top-10 finishes and 11 rounds of par or better ... ranked fifth nationally in sub-par strokes per round with 3.28 ... tied for 19th nationally in birdies (89) and 11th in eagles (three) ... averaged 2.45 strokes above par ... tied for fourth on the team by counting toward the team score in 28 of 33 rounds (.849) ... played 33 rounds ... top finish was a tie for seventh at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate ... had the 36-hole lead at the Tar Heel Invitational after rounds of 69 and 66, finishing tied for 10th at 3-under 213 ... opened the season with a 7-over 223 (t52nd) at the Cougar Classic ... tied for 33rd at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview, shooting three straight rounds of 75 for a 9-over total of 225 ... carded a 3-over 219 to finish tied for 20th at the SEC/Pac-12 Challenge after rounds of 70, 73 and 76 ... tied for 49th at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate ... shot 74 and 71 at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate ... shot 10-over 220 at the Gator Women's Invitational to tie for 20th ... 47th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Invitational after carding rounds of 80, 72 and 74 ... tied for 16th at the SEC Championship on the difficult Blessings Golf Club layout (77-78-76) ... posted a top 20 at the NCAA East Regional with a 5-over-par 221 after rounds of 72, 79 and 70 ... her final-round, 2-under-par 70 at the NCAA Championships, was the lowest of the day and proved to be a key in helping the Tide claim the school's first national championship ... finished tied for 33rd at 8-over 296 and had two rounds under par at the NCAAs and counted toward the team score in three of four rounds ... shot 1-under 71 in round two at NCAAs.
Broke into the Crimson Tide's starting lineup in the eighth tournament of the season ... played in six events (two as an individual) with a 77.95 scoring average over 19 rounds ... had a 76.15 stroke average in her four appearances in the Tide's starting lineup ... finished 78th in her first collegiate start at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with a score of 234 ... turned in her breakout performance at the SEC Championship, where she finished tied for sixth at 1-over-par 217 ... carded rounds of 76, 70 and 71 for her first top 10 ... tied for 44th at the NCAA East Regional, helping Alabama capture the team title for the first time in school history ... carded rounds of 72, 75 and 78 ... was 105th at the NCAA Championships, after rounds of 79, 80, 75 and 80 and counting toward the team score in the third round.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
Posted two American Junior Golf Association wins, five more top-five finishes and nine top-10 showings as a junior golfer ... qualified for the 2006 and 2009 USGA Girls Junior Championship ... 2007 AJGA Junior All-State Champion, shooting rounds of 72 and 73 ... selected to the 2007 AJGA Junior All-Star All-America team ... finished third at the 2010 AJGA Huntsville Junior ... won the 2008 PGA Junior Championship Qualifier in Trussville, Ala. ... made the cut at the 2008 PGA Westfield Junior Championship ... ranked No. 1 in the state of Alabama in 2008 and 2009 ... medalist at the 2008 AHSAA 6A sectional and sub-state before finishing runner-up at the state championship ... 2009 AHSAA State Champion ... named the 2009 Birmingham Golfer of the Year ... set the women's course record at Highlands Golf Club in Birmingham with a 64 in 2010 ... named the 2010 Athlete of the Year at Spain Park High School ... selected to the AHSAA All-State team from 2006-09 ... daughter of Bud and Jan Collier ... majoring in communications.