Hopkins, Galloway and Caldwell each recognized by coaches’ association
Junior Taylor Allison Finished Fifth Overall as an Individual
Olivia Landino leads scoring five in 32nd; Taylor Allison tied for 11th
Three-round, 54-hole event spread over two days, Monday-Tuesday
Kristin Swindell paces Catamount side; Mariah Hopkins leads team on final day
2014-15 (Junior): Played in three tournaments before leaving the women's golf team in the fall semester ... Playing as an individual, fired a final round three-under par 69 to edge teammate Olivia Landino to become the first women's golfer in Great Smokies Invitational history to win three individual crowns, claiming the top honors for a third-straight year ... Her two-day score of 140 (71-69) was tied for the fifth-best, 36-hole score in program history ... Again playing unattached, recorded a fifth-place finish at the Jacksonville Classic with a career-low, 54-hole score of 219 (72-76-71).
2013-14 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 of the WCU's seasonal events among the team's scoring five ... Led the Catamounts in scoring three times during the season ... Averaged 76.37 strokes per round during the season to rank 12th in the Southern Conference ... 25 of her 30 seasonal rounds were carded in the 70s including a season-low round of 69 in the second round of the home Great Smokies Intercollegiate ... Tallied four top 10 finishes including a pair of top five showings on the year ... Became just the third player in the 15-year history of the Great Smokies Intercollegiate to win both back-to-back tournament and to claim individual medalist honors more than once ... Carded a season-low round of 69 in the second round of the Great Smokies en route to the top spot ... Posted top 10 finishes at the Fighting Camel Fall Classic (6th-t) and UNF Intercollegiate (5th-t) before finishing tied for seventh at the Low Country Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 20th overall at the 2014 Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship ... Named to the 2014 Southern Conference Spring Academic All-Conference team and to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Selected an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association - the second time in two years she has been recognized.
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 ... Selected an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA); 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.