Senior Mariah Hopkins paces WCU in a tie for 22nd overall
Career Note: Through three seasons, ranks 17th on WCU's career scoring chart with a scoring average of 78.37 through 82 career rounds.
2014-15 (Junior): Ranked third on the WCU squad in stroke average at 77.67 through 27 rounds despite battling injury at the end of the fall semester ... Posted her season-best finish at the home Great Smokies Intercollegiate, finishing tied for third to match her career-best showing ... Was forced to withdraw from the final round of the final tournament of the fall due to injury ... Returned to form in the first event of the spring semester by leading the Catamounts at the UCF Challenge .. Named to the Spring 2015 Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Selected an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
2013-14 (Sophomore): Competed in all 11 seasonal events including 10 among the scoring five ... Finished fifth on the team in scoring average at 78.47, 26th overall in the Southern Conference ... 21 of her 30 seasonal rounds were carded in the 70s including a career-low tying round of 70 in the second round of the Great Smokies Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 13th in the Great Smokies Intercollegiate ... Led the Catamounts in the Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship with a season-best finish, tied for fourth ... Named to the Spring 2014 Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Selected an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
2012-13 (Freshman): Played in all 11 seasonal events as a true freshman, posting a 79.00 scoring average to rank third on the team - and 43rd in WCU's single-season record book ... A combined 16 of her 25 rounds were shot in the 70s ... Paced the Catamounts in her collegiate debut, twice leading the squad in scoring ... Finished in a tie for 24th overall at the season-opening Golfweek Program Challenge (Sept., 2012) ... Recorded her career-best finish with a third-place showing at the rain-shortened Low Country Invitational (March, 2013) with a second-round 79 ... Twice carded her collegiate career-low round of 75 - second round of the Great Smokies Intercollegiate (Sept., 2012) and the first round of the Eagle Landing Invitational (March, 2013) ... Named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Left-handed golfer who recorded a trio of top-10 finishes during her junior campaign including a sixth-place showing at the 2011 Peggy Kirk Bell (PKB) Precision Junior Girls Championship ... Posted an eighth-place finish at the 2011 Peggy Kirk Bell Open Championship at Salisbury and was 10th at the Dogwood State Junior Championship ... Ranked 11th overall among junior girls in North Carolina and was ranked fourth in the North Carolina class of 2012 ... Fired a 73 at the Forest Creek Country Club in Pinehurst in June of 2011 to qualify for the United States Golf Association (USGA) Girls' Junior Golf Championship - the most prestigious junior golf tournament in the country ... Was the only player from North Carolina to qualify.