Senior Mariah Hopkins paces WCU in a tie for 22nd overall
Career Notes: Enters her junior season with a career stroke average of 80.02 through 46 career rounds, 23rd in program history.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Averaged 78.04 through 25 seasonal rounds, each among WCU's scoring five ... Shot her career-low round of 71 in the season-opener at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate, matching that score two more times on the year at both the Kiawah Spring Classic and 2015 Southern Conference Championship ... Posted a career-best finish at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate (13th-t) ... Named to the Spring 2015 Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... During the summer, played in the North South Championship in Pinehurst, N.C..
2013-14 (Freshman): Played in eight of the team's 11 seasonal events including four as a part of the scoring five and four as an individual ... Was a part of WCU's scoring five over the final three events ... Shot seven rounds in the 70s ... Made her collegiate debut at the home Great Smokies Intercollegiate, carding her career-low round of 74 on the opening 18 holes ... Posted a career-best finish of tied for 26th twice - in her career-opening Great Smokies Intercollegiate and again at the Low Country Intercollegiate ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Selected an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a four-time event individual medalist during her junior career including claiming the top spot at the Western North Carolina Junior Golf Association (WNCJGA) Skyview Junior in July of 2012 ... Later that month, also won both the WNCJGA Black Mountain Girls Junior event and WNCJGA Jane Marville Junior Championship held in Maggie Valley ... Additionally recorded a top five finish at the Tom Fazio Girls Junior in Hendersonville in June of 2012 ... An All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference (WNCAC) selection in 2012, finished with a stroke average of 74.2 for 18-hole matches ... Won the 1-A/2-A Western Regional tournament with a score of 77 and went on to place fifth at the state tournament a week later with a two-day total of 165, carding rounds of 79 and 86 ...
Was tied with two other golfers for the lowest 18-hole round in North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) history with a 66, and is in sole possession of the 9-hole record (29). She carded those scores during a WNCAC match at Lake Junaluska Golf Course ... All told, ranked inside the top 15 in North Carolina's junior girls rankings ... Additionally played varsity girls basketball as a prep.