Alabama claims the 2012 Women's Golf National Championship.
Stephanie Meadow produced the best season in Alabama history during the 2012-13 season and returns to anchor the Crimson Tide's 2013-14 team ... the three-time first team All-American (Golfweek) owns the two lowest single-season stroke averages in school history (72.15 in 2010-11 and 71.24 in 2012-13) and enters 2013-14 owning the career scoring record by almost at full stroke at 72.11 ... counted toward the team score in 94 of 100 career rounds ... produced a heralded summer of 2012 that included clinching a Curtis Cup victory for Great Britain and Ireland and winning the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship ... equaled the team's high-point total and captured the deciding point for GB&I in the Curtis Cup ... her victory at the Ladies British Amateur Open Championship qualified her for the 2012 United States Open (participated) and the 2012 Ladies British Open (DNP) ... competed in the 2012 World Amateur in Turkey for Northern Ireland and tied for 47th at the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship ... three time first-team All-SEC selection and named 2013 SEC Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... the 2011 SEC Freshman of the Year ... her performance as a freshman was historic with a school-record three wins and a freshman-record 72.15 stroke average ... played in the 2011 Women's British Open and finished second at the European Amateur Championship .... was the top-ranked amateur by the Ladies' European Amateur Rankings in 2011 and is first in the LEAR in 2013 ... part of the Tide's starting five in every event during her first three years at the Capstone ... 2013 SEC and NCAA East Regional medalist ... captured her first collegiate victory at the 2011 Lady Puerto Rico Classic and followed that with a win at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate and NCAA East Regional ... went on to win the 2011 SEC/Pac-12 Challenge as well as the 2012 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate ... owns the school standard for career wins with seven ... qualified for match play at the 2010 United States Amateur at the Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, finishing tied for 47th after 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying ... advanced to match play again in 2013 at the U.S. Women's Amateur ...participated in the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur ... arrived at the Capstone as one of the highest-rated recruits in the world ... moved to the United States at the age of 14 to attended the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.
Posted the lowest scoring average in women's collegiate golf ... ranked as the No. 2 player nationally by both the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and the Golfstat Cup ... named the SEC Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... first Alabama player to be named SEC Player of the Year and the third player in league history to win Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the same season ... unanimous first team All-American (WGCA and Golfweek) and a first team All-SEC selection ... first team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American ... finished with a 71.24 stroke average that set the school record ... was 16 strokes under par for the season or 0.48 strokes below par per round ... counted toward the team score in 32-of-33 rounds during the 2012-13 season ... had a career-best 10 top-10 finishes and 12 rounds in the 60s ... finished in the top 10 in all but one tournament in 2012-13 ... opened the year with a tie for 22nd at the Cougar Classic with a 1-over-par total of 217 ... tied for 10th at the Fall Preview, shooting 1-over 217 with rounds of 70, 73 and 74 ... tied for third at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at 5-under 211 (69-70-72) ... tied for ninth at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic with a 2-under total of 214 ... shot even par at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate (67-76) ... placed third at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate ... overcame an opening-round 77 to shoot 70-67 on the final two days for a 1-over-par 213 ... fired a 4-over 214 at the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational to post a third-place finish ... tied for eight at the PING/ASU Invitational, shooting 6-under over the final two rounds for a 4-under 212 ... became the first player in Crimson Tide history to earn SEC medalist honors ... secured her sixth career victory with a 3-under-par 141 over the final 36 holes of the 2013 SEC Championship ... shot 69 in round two to claim the SEC lead and closed with an even-par 72 for a nine-shot victory ... named the Golfweek National Player of the Week following her win at SECs ... ascended to the No. 1 spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and the Golfstat Cup rankings for the first time in her career ... led Alabama to its fifth straight win at the NCAA East Regional Championship with a six-shot win for medalist honors ... her second straight win, second NCAA Regional win and seventh-career medalist honor ... fired three rounds in the 60s, including a season-low 66 in round two (opened with a 68) ... tied the school record -- shared by Kathleen Ekey -- with a 13-under 203 at the regional, ... a three putt on the final hole ultimately that kept her from owning the record outright ... finished tied for sixth at the 2013 NCAA Championships, shooting 1-over-par 289 ... opened with rounds of 69 and 67.
Finished third on the team with a 72.94 scoring average while tying for sixth in the SEC and 18th nationally in scoring ... earned first team All-SEC honors in 2012 ... counted toward the team score in 29-of-30 rounds ... 10th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... 17th in the Golfstat Cup ... named first team All-America by Golfweek and a second team choice by the NGCA ... had three straight top-six finishes leading up to the SEC Championship ... tied for 13th nationally in par-3 scoring at 3.07 strokes per hole ... 11th in average putts at 30.0 per round and sixth in putts on greens in regulation at 1.827 ... ranked ninth nationally in short-game percentage (61.0 percent) ... had 16 rounds of par or better and four rounds in the 60s ... won the 2011 SEC/Pac-12 Challenge and the 2012 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, part of her three top-five finishes on the season ... her season-low score was a 67 in the opening round of the Darius Rucker ... opened the year with a tie for 22nd at the Cougar Classic, shooting 1-over 217 ... tied for 49th at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview and 37th at the Tar Heel Invitational ... shot her season low in relation to par at 5-under 211 in her win at the SEC/Pac-12 Challenge, recording rounds of 68,71 and 72 ... tied for 16th to open the spring schedule at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, carding rounds of 76, 72 and 74 for a 6-over 222 ... shot 5-under 137 en route to her fifth career victory at the weather-shortened Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (36 holes) ... tied for fourth at the Gator Women's Invitational with an even-par 210 ... shared sixth place at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, finishing 3-under 213 after three straight rounds of 71 ... second on the team and tied for 12th overall with a 14-over 230 at the SEC Championship ... recorded a top-20 showing at the NCAA East Regional with a tie for 14th at 4-over 220, firing an even-par round on the second day with a 74 in the opening and closing rounds ... opened with a 69 in the first round of the NCAA Championships and was 2-under after 36 holes, as the Tide had an 11-stroke lead in the team race ... finished tied for 38th at 9-over 297, as Alabama captured the program's first national championship.
Her play during the 2010-11 season was key to Alabama's team success ... the true freshman's play was impressive, winning a school-record three tournament wins and a program-best 72.15 stroke average (+8 vs. par) ... named a first team All-American by the NGCA and Golfweek ... also a first team All-SEC choice and the league's Freshman of the Year ... had her score count in 33 of 34 team rounds, with 11 rounds under par and four in the 60s ... led the Tide in scoring in six of the seven spring tournaments ... named the Golfweek National Player of the Week following her win at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate ... twice selected as the SEC Golfer of the Week ... her 72.15 season stroke average ranked third nationally and second in the SEC ... finished the season 8-over par for an average of 0.24 shots above par per round ... recorded six top-10 finishes ... No. 6 in the final Golfstat Cup ... ranked fifth in the final Golfweek/Sagarin rankings ... fifth nationally in relation to par, tied for third in par-3 scoring and seventh in par-4 scoring ... ranked eighth in greens in regulation ... also ranked third in par per round (12.44), sixth in total short game (.632) and ninth in fairways hit (.892) ... captured her first college win at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic with a 4-under-par 212 ... shot a 5-under-par 211 to win the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, carding a 69 in the final round to edge Florida State's Maria Salinas by one shot and Georgia's Marta Silva Zamora by two strokes ... finished tied for 25th individually in her first collegiate tournament, the 2010 Fall Preview at the Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas, with a 3-over 219, shooting even-par 72 in the first round ... tied for 46th at the Mason Rudolph Championships with a 221 ... recorded her first below-par tournament with a 1-under 215 at the Tar Heel Invitational to tie for 21st ... closed the fall with her first top-20 showing, tying for 16th at the Pac-10/SEC Challenge ... followed up back-to-back wins in the spring by leading Alabama with a 4-over-par 220 to finish fourth at the LSU Golf Classic ... tied for third at Liz Murphey Classic, shooting a final-round 71 to post a 1-over 217 ... finished tied for fourth in her first SEC Championship appearance with rounds of 71, 73 and 71, five strokes behind the medalist ... posted a commanding victory at the NCAA East Regional with a 9-under-par 207 (71-67-69) to win by six strokes ... the 207 (71-67-69) was a personal best and helped the Tide advance to the NCAA Championships by virtue of winning the regional ... tied for 32nd at the NCAA Championships with rounds of 75, 74, 77 and a final-round even-par 72 (298).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
Hails from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland ... selected as an alternate for the Great Britain and Ireland team at the 2010 Curtis Cup ... named a second team junior All-American by Rolex and the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in the fall of 2009 ... won nine individual titles on the International Junior Golf Tour since 2006 ... ranked 11th in the Golfweek Junior Girls rankings and third among international players, while tied for 82nd in the Golfweek/Titleist Women's Amateur rankings heading into the 2010-11 season ... named the Golfweek Junior Golfer of the Week in September of 2009, after winning the International Junior Golf Tour's Champions Gate event ... won that tournament by shooting even-par 144 (74-70) to win by four strokes ... won the 2009 AJGA Cliffs Championship, shooting 6-under par ... won the AJGA Junior event at Innisbrook with a 1-over-par total of 211 after shooting rounds of 72, 69 and 70 in April of 2010 ... helped Ireland win silver at the 2010 European Girls Team Championship in Denmark, after taking home the team gold in 2009 ... finished fourth at the AJGA Thunderbird International at the Greyhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., in June of 2010, after firing rounds of 72, 73 and 70 ... at the age of 14, won the 2006 Irish Girls Close Championship, which is the most prestigious tournament in Ireland in that age group ... daughter of Robert and Louise Meadow ... majoring in accounting.