The true freshman recognized following her win at the PING/ASU Invitational
OUTLOOK: Emma Talley comes to Alabama as one of the most heralded recruits in program history ... qualified for two U.S. Opens, making the cut in 2012, before arriving at Alabama ... will immediately contend for a starting job.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Talley was the nation's No. 1 recruit for 2012 by Golfweek ... 2011 first-team Rolex Junior All-American ... qualified for the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Open, making the cut and finishing tied for 46th in 2012 ... won 10 times at American Junior Golf Association events ... set an AJGA record in 2010 by winning the Huntsville Junior with a 15-under-par total of 198 ... her 22-stroke marging of victory also set an AJGA record ... member of the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup and the 2011 PING Junior Solheim Cup ... ranked third in the class of 2012 in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings ... set an AJGA record with four consecutive victories in 2011 at the AJGA Girls Championship, the AJGA Franklin Junior, the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior and the AJGA Junior at Quad Cities ... finished seventh at the 2011 Junior PGA Championship ... featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd in 2009 ... named the 2008 Kentucky Ms. Golf and helped lead her Caldwell County High School team to three Kentucky State Championships and six regional titles ... daughter of Dan and Jennifer Talley ... has two brothers, Joe and Jackson, and one sister, Leigh ... majoring in communications studies.