Malin Jansson
Malin Jansson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nykvarn, Sweden

High School:
Igelstavikens Gymnasium


07/01/2013

Pair of WCU Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Maria Kjelldorff, Taylor Allison honored by coaches' association

Notes: Hailing from Nykvarn, Sweden, just outside the capital city of Stockholm, Jansson was the sixth different Swede to play for Western Carolina since 2001. She joined countrymen Josefine Sundh (Kumla) with former Swedish-born golfers Johanna Lundberg (2001-03), Malin Fryk (2005-07), Desiree Karlsson (2006-10) and Elin Mickelsson (2006-10) previously playing at WCU;

2010-11 (Sophomore): Competed in all 10 events on the season, finishing second on the squad with a 76.52 scoring average, the 11th-best individual seasonal stroke average in school history ... Seasonal scoring average ranked her ninth in the Southern Conference ... Named to the post-season All-Southern Conference squad at the conference championship ... Finished her second season at WCU ranked third on the school's all-time career scoring chart at 76.41 through 54 career rounds ... Recorded two, top 10 finishes and one top five finish on the year - also had four top-20 finishes overall on the year ... Paced the squad in two events on the season, recording a runner-up finish to guide the squad to a team first-place finish at the Tribe Invitational (Fall 2010) and led WCU at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge with a 26th-place finish ... Shot a season-low round of 70 at the Tribe Invitational ... Teamed with Jack Walsh to win her match to help WCU defeat arch-rival Appalachian State in the University Cup, carding an 80 during individual play ... Finished a career-best tied for fifth at the Southern Conference Championship with a three-round score of 231, averaging 77.00 at the Moss Creek Golf Club.

2009-10 (Freshman): Played in all 11 events, completing 27 rounds finishing third on the team with a 76.22 stroke average ... Recorded three top 10 individual finishes with one top five, twice leading the squad in tournament play ... Named to the 2010 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Finished tied for eighth in her collegiate debut helping WCU win the season-opening 2009 Draper Valley Intercollegiate ... Scored her first career individual medalist honors, sharing the top spot at the rain-shortened Great Smokies Intercollegiate with a career-low round of 69 ... Placed tied for seventh at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate ... Led the team by finishing in a tie for 14th at her first-ever Southern Conference Championship event.

Prior to Western: Made the cut in all five tournaments in which she has played in her final season of high school, finishing in the top 10 four times including a pair of fourth-place showings ... Averaged a 76.50 on the year with a low round of two-under, 70 ... Posted a 77.53 stroke average and recorded two tournament individual medalist honors ... Overall, ranked eighth in Sweden as a senior among junior girls 21-years of age and younger, with a national rank of 53 among both amateur and professional golfers.

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