Alabama claims the 2012 Women's Golf National Championship.
OUTLOOK: Hannah Collier was a key member of the Crimson Tide's 2012 National Championship team ... has competed in 17 career events ... was a possible redshirt early in her freshman season and was struggling to find her swing before an improbable turnaround saw her 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 two Alabama natives on the Crimson Tide roster in 2012-13 ... boasts a 75.58 scoring average over 52-career rounds of golf, which ranks eighth in school history ... but has a 74.76 stroke average in the 46 rounds she has been in the team lineup, which would rank seventh in school history ... a good putter who is very athletic and an excellent ball striker ... qualified for the 2011 U.S. Amateur.
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Collier 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 ... ranks fifth nationally in sub-par strokes per round with 3.28 ... tied for 19th in birdies (89) and 11th in eagles (three) ... averages 2.45 strokes above par ... tied for fourth on the team by counting toward the team score in 28 of 33 rounds (.848) ... 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 ... finished tied for 10th at 3-under-par 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 ... was 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 ... shot rounds of 77, 78 and 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 ... had two rounds under par at the NCAAs and counted toward the team score in three-of-four rounds ... also shot 1-under 71 in round two.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): She 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 ... completed 78th in her first collegiate state at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with a 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 ... posted a tie 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, shooting rounds of 79, 80, 75 and 80 and counting toward the team score in the third round.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Collier, from Birmingham, Ala., had two American Junior Golf Association wins, five more top-five finishes and nine top-10 showings ... 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 championships ... 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.