Redshirt sophomore Kristin Swindell leads Catamounts after 18 holes
Career Note: Debuted on WCU's career scoring chart in 10th-place, just a stroke outside of WCU's top five.
2012-13 (Freshman): Started among the scoring five in all 11 seasonal events as a true freshman ... Paced WCU in scoring four times during the season and led the squad with a seasonal stroke average of 77.84 ... Shot 72-or-better three times including a career-low round of 68 in the second round of the Great Smokies Intercollegiate (Sept., 2012) ... Claimed her first collegiate individual medalist honors at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate (Sept., 2012) held at the Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort & Spa ... Concluded her regular season by finishing among a tie for 12th place, a team-best, at the Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship (April, 2013) with a three-round score of 230, the second-best 54-hole score of her rookie season; Summer: Qualified for a Symetra Tour event - the Friends of Mission Charity Classic held at the Asheville Country Club - by shooting a four-over par, 76, in a qualifying tournament ... Missed the final cut after firing rounds of 76 and even-par 72 ... Qualified for the 2013 United States Women's Amateur Public Links (WAPL) Championship by shooting 72 at the Ironwood Golf & Country Club ... Finished tied for 101st overall out of the 156-golfer field, shooting a two-round 158 (85-73) at the US WAPL Championship held at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
Prior to Western Carolina: Competed on Northeastern High's boy's team ... Ranked eighth among the North Carolina junior girls and was ranked third overall in the Class of 2012 in the state of North Carolina ... Played in four American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events in the summer of 2012, posting three top-eight finishes ... Among her top amateur finishes was a fourth-place tie in the 2011 Roy Jones/BB&T Junior Golf Classic and an eight-place the 2011 Twin States Junior Girls Championship ... Also finished tied for 10th at the prestigious 2011 Joe Cheves Invitational played at Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club in Morganton, N.C.