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Jennifer Kirby
Jennifer Kirby

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paris, Ontario Canada

High School:
Paris District

Height:
5-8

Experience:
1L



08/11/2013

Emma Talley Wins United States Women's Amateur Championship

Talley is the first Alabama women to capture the nation's premier amateur title

08/10/2013

Emma Talley Advances to U.S. Women's Amateur Final

Talley wins 1 up in semifinals and will meet Yueer Cindy Feng in Sunday's 36-hole final

08/09/2013

Emma Talley Moves on to Semifinals at U.S. Women's Amateur

Talley wins 1 up in 19 holes over the world's No. 2-ranked amateur Su-Hyun Oh

07/02/2013

Alabama Athletics Places 77 on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

The softball team's 15 honorees led the way for the Tide, followed by the 12 members of the rowing team and the 12 members of the women's track and field team. The Alabama baseball team placed 11 members on the honor roll; women's golf, men's tennis and men's track and field each landed six student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by the four members of the women's tennis team

06/05/2013

Stephanie Meadow Named First-Team All-American by Golfweek

True freshman Emma Talley named to third team and Jennifer Kirby earns honorable mention accolades

05/20/2013

NCAA Championships Preview

NCAA Championships Preview

05/07/2013

Coach Potter on Senior Jennifer Kirby

Coach Potter on Senior Jennifer Kirby

05/25/2012

2012 NCAA Women's Golf National Champions

Alabama claims the 2012 Women's Golf National Championship.

OUTLOOK:
Jennifer Kirby enters her senior season with one of the best portfolio's of any women's golfer in Crimson Tide history ... brought an impressive résumé to the University of Alabama and only added to it during her first three seasons in Tuscaloosa ... an important component to the Tide's 2012 National Championship ... a three-time All-SEC selection who garnered first-team honors in 2010 and 2012 ... captured the SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2010 and garnered All-America honors ... a first-team All-America selection by Golfweek and the NGCA in 2012 ... finished her freshman season by earning a berth in the 2010 U.S. Women's Open at the Oakmont County Club in July and then advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur at the Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club ... also qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open and made it to match play at the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Amateur ... will compete for team Canada in the 2012 World Amateur in Turkey in late September ... ranked sixth in the Golfweek/Titleist Women's Amateur rankings to begin the 2010-11 season ... has played in all 33 events for the Crimson Tide and 99 total rounds during her Alabama career with a 73.39 scoring average that ranks third in school history ... in 2010, broke the Alabama freshman scoring average record with a 73.06 (2,338 strokes) ... has 12 career top-10 and 25 top-20 finishes ... the Team Canada golfer arrived in Tuscaloosa fresh off of six amateur wins in Canada in 2009 ... very long off the tee, enabling her to hit par 5s most are unable to reach ... also a very good iron player and an excellent putter.ÂÂÂ?@

2011-12 (JUNIOR):
She finished among the trio of Alabama golfers who ranked among the top 10 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index at No. 8 ... a first-team All-America selection by Golfweek and the NGCA in 2012 ... first-team All-SEC selection ... ranked eighth nationally and third in the SEC in scoring average at 72.61 ... tied for 13th nationally in par-3 scoring at 3.07 and 13th in par-4 scoring at 4.09 ... 11th in the Golfstat Cup rankings ... two rounds of 6-under 66 during they year, four rounds in the 60s and 12 rounds of par or better ... a career-best five top-10 finishes, including her first medalist honor with a victory at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic ... also tied for first at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview (lost in a playoff) ... opened the season by tying for 17th at the Cougar Classic with a 1-under-par total of 215, including a 69 in the opening round ... fired rounds of 72, 66 and 74 at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview for a 4-under 212 ... carded a 6-over 222 at the Tar Heel Invitational to tie for 37th ... tied for 18th at the SEC/Pac-12 Challenge where she helped the Tide capture its first team title of the season ... posted her second top-five finish of the season with a tie for fourth at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, firing a 4-under 68 in the final round for a 1-under 215 ... carded an 8-over 150 in the rain shortened Darius Rucker Intercollegiate to tie for 20th ... was 8-over again in difficult conditions at the Gator Women's Invitational, shooting 218 after rounds of 73, 73 and 72 ... led from wire-to-wire at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic to capture her first medalist honor ... opened that event with a tournament-best 6-under-par 66 ... then carded an even-par 72 before shooting 1-under 71 in the final round to hold on to a one-shot victory ... her 7-under-par total of 209 was a career-best over 54 holes ... led the Crimson Tide with a tie for eighth place after shooting 13-over 229 at the 2012 SEC Women's Championship at the Blessings Club in Fayetteville, Ark., where she carded rounds of 75, 75 and 78 ... finished second at the NCAA East Regional with a 1-under-par 215 with rounds of 71, 74 and 70 ... led the Crimson Tide in scoring in three straight events, with two top-two finishes ... helped lead Alabama to the program's first national championship in 2012, finishing tied for 14th at 5-over 293 ... carded rounds of 74, 71, 74 and 74.

2010-11 (SOPHOMORE):
She collected three top-10 finishes and four top-15 showings as a sophomore ... ranked fourth on the team with a 74.47 stroke average over 34 rounds (2,532 strokes) ... earned second-team All-SEC honors ... finished 54th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... carded eight rounds under par and two rounds in the 60s, including a career-low 66 in the final round of the 2010 Fall Preview, helping propel Alabama to the tournament victory ... tied for ninth at the Fall Preview at 4-under-par 212 ... shot 5-over at the Mason Rudolph ... fired rounds of 71, 68 and 71 for a tie for sixth at the Tar Heel Invitational, as Alabama captured its second team title of the season ... was the Tide's second-best finisher at the SEC/Pac-10 Challenge, shooting a 4-over 217 to post a tie for 13th ... her third top 10 of the year came at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, opening the spring with rounds of 71, 78 and 73 to tie for ninth at 6-over par ... shot 7-over 223 at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, firing a 73 in the final round to help UA finish second ... tied for 47th at the LSU Golf Classic and Liz Murphey Classic ... tied for 32nd at the SEC Championship, shooting rounds of 74, 79 and 76 and counting towards the team score in two rounds ... shot 73 and 74 in the first two rounds of the NCAA East Regional ... finished tied for 69th at the NCAA Championships.

2009-10 (FRESHMAN):
Kirby made an immediate impact in the Crimson Tide lineup as a true freshman ... selected as the 2010 SEC Freshman of the Year and first-team All-SEC ... earned third-team All-America honors from Golfweek ... finished second on the team and sixth in the SEC with a 73.06 scoring average ... appeared in all 11 of Alabama's tournaments, totaling 2,338 strokes over 32 rounds ... top finish was a runner-up showing at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic ... ranked 22nd in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index while ranking sixth nationally in par-5 scoring (4.80), tied for 18th in sub-par scoring (2.94), 12th in greens in regulation (.712) and 23rd in the Golfstat Cup ... opened her Crimson Tide career by tying for 13th at the NGCA Match Play Qualifier at 2-over-par 146 ... then went 1-1-1 in match play as the Tide finished sixth ... posted rounds of 70 and 75 in the rain-shortened Mason Rudolph Women's Championship for a 1-over-par 145 ... placed 19th at the Tar Heel Invitational and second on the team, at 3-over-par 219 ... turned in a top-20 finish at the 2009 NCAA Fall Preview at The Landfall Tradition, firing rounds of 76, 76 and 69 en route to a tie for 17th ... began the spring schedule with an impressive showing that included a then-career-low 67 in the opening round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic ... carded scores of 76 and 73 in the second and third rounds in Puerto Rico to finish tied for seventh and tied for the top score among Crimson Tide players ... posted her fifth top-20 finish with a tie for 12th at the Tiger/Wave Golf Classic, firing rounds of 71, 78 and 74 in strong winds and difficult scoring conditions in New Orleans at the English Turn Golf and Country Club ... carded a 5-over-par 221 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic to finish second ... tamed a UGA Golf Course that presented many challenges, including firm and fast greens and winds in excess of 20 mph ... opened the Ping/ASU Invitational with a 1-under-par 71 and then followed with a 75 and a 71 to tie for 29th at 3-over-par 219 ... posted her third top-10 finish of the season with an even-par 213 and tie for 10th place helped the Crimson Tide win the program's first SEC Championship by four strokes ... opened SEC play with a 1-under-par 70 in round one and closed with a 3-under-par 68 ... finished tied for 60th at the NCAA West Regional with a 54-hole total of 231 ... first and third round scores counted on the team totals ... produced the top individual finish in the history of the Alabama women's golf program at the NCAA Championships with a tie for seventh at 4-under-par 284 ... her final three rounds at the 2010 NCAA Championships were under par at the Country Club of Landfall Dye Course ... shot 2-under 70 in the second and third round before closing with a 3-under 69 on the final day, which was the lowest round by any UA player during the tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
She played for Paris District High School in Paris, Ontario ... a three-year member of the Canadian National Development Team ... ranked second in the Royal Canadian Golf Association's Girls Order of Merit ... finished fourth at the 2008 U.S. Girls Championship ... qualified for match play at the British Amateur in 2008 and 2009, made the round of 32 in 2008 and the round of 64 in 2009 ... in 2009 became the first golfer to win both the Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur and the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship in the same year ... won six events in 2009, including the CN Future Links Pacific Championship, the Toronto Star Amateur, the Ontario Amateur Championship and the Ontario Junior Championship along with both Royale Cup events ... competed in the CN Canadian Women's Open in the fall of 2009 ... daughter of Ken and Sandra Kirby ... majoring in business.