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FANTASTIC FALL SHOWS THAT KNIGHTS ARE ON THE RISE Things are really starting to come together for the Knights. Not only did UCF have two top three team finishes at events, including Kentucky’s Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational (pictured above) but the Knights golfers excelled as individuals. All three of the team’s returnees significantly improved their 2008-09 stroke averages during the fall. It all added up to great showings as four different UCF golfers accounted for a total of six Top 10 finishes this fall. With balance like that, things are looking good on the Knights’ quest for a third consecutive NCAA Regional appearance and possibly beyond.

GETTING BETTER Senior Victoria Tomko (below left) entered the fall with a 79.63 career stroke average. She averaged 76.89 this past fall, including her first career evenpar round. Junior Katie Detlefsen (below right) averaged 79.17 last year but dropped that by 2.5 strokes this fall to a 76.67 on the strength of her first two career even-par rounds. Elisa Aoki saw similar results. She averaged 79.13 last spring as a mid-year enrolled freshman. Aoki improved to 76.56 in the fall, including two Top 10 finishes and three Top 20 placements.

VALENTINA’S VALUE Freshman Valentina Fontaine immediately showed her ability at the collegiate level this fall, posting a 74.56 stroke average with four of her nine rounds being at par or better. She placed second at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational (above). The 74.56 average is on pace to break the UCF seasonal record.

Player Events Valentina Fontaine 4 Elisa Aoki 4 Katie Detlefsen 4 Victoria Tomko 4 Carolin Pinegger 4 Sammy Vass 3 Totals 4

Rds. 9 9 9 9 9 7 52

Strokes 671 689 690 692 703 574 4019

FALL 2009 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Avg. 74.56 76.56 76.67 76.89 78.11 82.00 77.29

Low 18 69 71 72 72 72 78 69

Low 54 Par/Better 211 (-5) 4 223 (+7) 1 218 (+2) 2 227 (+11) 1 234 (+18) 1 236 (+20) 0 211 (-5) 9

Top 10 2 2 1 1 0 0 6

Top 20 2 3 1 1 0 0 7

Best Finish 2 (FIU/Pat Bradley Invit.) T5 (Bettie Lou Evans Fall) T8 (FIU/Pat Bradley Invit.) T3 (Bettie Lou Evans Fall) T24 (Bettie Lou Evans Fall) T61 (Eat A Peach Collegiate) 2 (Fontaine @ FIU/Pat Bradley)


2009-10 UCF WOMEN’S GOLF TABLE OF CONTENTS

QUICK FACTS

From the Desk of Courtney Trimble ..................1 Table of Contents/Quick Facts ...........................2 This Is UCF ................................................... 3-21 • UCF Golf Map .................................................3 • Where the Knights Play .............................. 4-5 • UCF Practice Facility.................................... 6-7 • Enjoying The Ride To The Top ..................... 8-9 • Academic Excellence ....................................10 • UCF ......................................................... 11-12 • Campus Life ..................................................13 • Dr. John C. Hitt, President of UCF .................14 • Keith R. Tribble, Director of Athletics ...........15 • UCF Athletics Facilities ..................................16 • Towers at Knights Plaza ................................17 • Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Training ...18 • Conference USA ............................................19 • City of Orlando ....................................... 20-21 2009-10 Outlook .............................................22 Knight Profiles ........................................... 23-29 • Victoria Tomko ..............................................23 • Katie Detlefsen .............................................24 • Elisa Aoki ......................................................25 • Valentina Fontaine ........................................26 • Sunny Harris .................................................27 • Carolin Pinegger ...........................................28 • Sammy Vass ..................................................29 Head Coach Courtney Trimble .........................30 Assistant Coach Mary Bryan ............................31 Dir. of Operations Charlotte Campbell.............32 Support Staff....................................................32 Letterwinners/Tournament Wins ....................33 History ....................................................... 34-35 Records ............................................................36

General Information Location: ...................................Orlando, Florida Founded: .....................................................1963 Enrollment: ...............................................53,537 School Colors: ..............................Black and Gold Nickname: ...............................................Knights Affiliation: ...................................NCAA Division I Conference: ...............................Conference USA President: .................................... Dr. John C. Hitt Athletics Director:....................... Keith R. Tribble Team Information Head Coach: ....................Courtney Trimble (first year at UCF) Trimble’s E-Mail: ...... ctrimble@athletics.ucf.edu Assistant Coach: ............................. Mary Bryan (first year at UCF) Bryan’s E-Mail: .......... mbryan@athletics.ucf.edu Director of Operations: .................Charlotte Campbell (first year at UCF) Campbell’s E-Mail: ccampbell@athletics.ucf.edu Golf Office Phone: ...................... (407) 823-6448 Home Course: .......................... RedTail Golf Club Par: ............................................72 (6,301 yards) 2009 Conference USA Finish: ....................... 2nd Top Returnees (stroke average): ..................................Victoria Tomko, Sr., (80.38) ..................................Katie Detlefsen, Jr., (79.17) ......................................... Elisa Aoki, So., (79.13)

The Knights are shooting for their third-straight NCAA Regionals appearance this spring.

Golf History First Year of Varsity Golf: ....................... 1982-83 NCAA Regional Appearances: ............................8 Last Time: ....................................................2009 NCAA Championship Appearances:...................1 Last Time: ....................................................1996 Athletics Communications SID/Golf Contact: ............................. Leigh Torbin E-Mail: ........................ltorbin@athletics.ucf.edu Student Assistant:.............................Sean Simon E-Mail: ....................... ssimon@athletics.ucf.edu Office Phone: .............................. (407) 823-0994 Fax: ............................................. (407) 823-5293 Mailing Address: ........................P.O. Box 163555 ...................................... Orlando, FL 32816-3555 Athletics Website:....................UCFAthletics.com Golf Twitter:......................................@UCF_Golf Credits Written By: ...................................... Leigh Torbin ......................................................Doug Richards ..........................................................Sean Simon Designed By: ....... Sarah Tarasewicz, Leigh Torbin Photos: ........................................Sideline Sports .............................UCF Athletic Communications ...............................................UCF Women’s Golf ................................................. RedTail Golf Club ....................................UCF University Marketing .....................................................Orlando Magic ......................................................Atlanta Braves ........................ Daytona International Speedway ............Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau


HOME COURSE ADVANTAGES Orlando is perhaps America’s golf capital, home to most PGA and LPGA Tour stars during the winter. The city has some of the country’s finest courses and the Knights enjoy playing time on many of them. This variety allows the Knights to prepare for different types of courses during the season.


REDTAIL GOLF CLUB

WHERE THE KNIGHTS PLAY The UCF women’s golf team utilizes several of the impressive courses in the Orlando area for practice and playing. Head coach Courtney Trimble’s Knights have access to some of the top country clubs in the golf-crazy region. The North Shore Golf Club (top right) is one of the upscale, semi-private courses that UCF has unlimited access to for practicing and playing. The front nine is a modern layout and the back nine features more of a classic style. Located just minutes away from campus, the Twin Rivers Golf Club is the home of the UCF Practice Facility, which was completed in 2009. The Knights have ample opportunity to play on the picturesque course. Not far south of campus is Stoneybrook East, a course which will test golfers with an abundance of water hazards.

PREMIERE COURSES The Knights and many of the nation’s premier women’s golf teams love playing in the UCF Challenge at the RedTail Golf Club. In addition to the UCF Challenge, the Sorrento course has also served as home to the 2009 and 2010 men’s Conference USA Championship and also hosted men’s NCAA Regional play in 2009. The Rio Pinar Country Club (left) is another course for the Knights. The course previously served as the host site for the PGA TOUR’s Citrus Open. The country club is the home of the Rio Pinar Invitational.


NORTH SHORE GOLF CLUB

PREMIERE COURSES One of the biggest advantages of playing for UCF is the access to many of the country’s top golf courses located right here in Orlando. That includes the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club (left) and the Isleworth Golf Club (above). Minutes from UCF’s brand new medical school, the Lake Nona community is home to Ernie Els, Annika Sorenstam, Ben Curtis, Sergio Garcia, Retief Goosen and many other prominent players. Lake Nona’s annual cross-town challenge for the Tavistock Cup against Isleworth is broadcast nationally. Isleworth residents include Tiger Woods, Mark O’Meara, Stuart Appleby and Paula Creamer.


UCF PRACTICE FACILITY Members of the UCF men’s and women’s golf teams have the opportunity to enhance their games close to campus at the UCF Practice Facility. Located at the Twin Rivers Golf Club in nearby Oviedo, the facility was completed in 2009. Construction on the 2,880-square foot teaching building at the location concluded in 2009. The building features hitting bays and a state-of-the-art video system to analyze each player’s swing. Also, the structure houses a player’s lounge, locker room and offices for the UCF coaching staff. The facility is used exclusively by the UCF men’s and women’s golf programs. The practice facility includes a six-acre short-game area, in addition to a driving range. The short-game area has a pair of putting greens and target greens. The area was designed and constructed by McCumber Golf, which was founded by former PGA TOUR player Mark McCumber. Construction began in March 2007. Twin Rivers is managed by The Golf Group, an Orlando-based company that operates six courses in the area.


HITTING BAYS The practice facility includes two state-of-the-art hitting bays. Each hitting bay features digital video analysis that provides evaluation of ball speed, club speed, launch angle, ball spin, club face impact and swing path measurements.

LOUNGE AREA The lounge area features comfortable couches and chairs as well as a flat screen TV.


MORE THAN JUST GOLF College golf is about competition and academics but camaraderie with your teammates is also a big part of the experience. The memories made at UCF last a lifetime and they don’t all come on the golf course. Whether it is a team Halloween costume contest or a funny episode at a team dinner while on the road for a tournament, playing for the Knights is memorable.


ENJOYING THE RIDE TOWARDS THE TOP The Knights also had a good time on the links in the team’s first fall season under new head coach Courtney Trimble. UCF finished in the top three in two events. Individually, the Knights had six top-10 finishes with four different Knights placing in the top-10 of at least one event. UCF also competed in the prestigious Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championships in Daytona Beach where the Knights were part of a 16-team field that included 15 teams that were either ranked or received votes in the preseason top-25 poll.

FALL SUCCESS UCF was second as a team at Kentucky’s Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational (left). Freshman Valentina Fontaine carded a 69-71-71=211 (-5) to place second at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational in Fort Myers (below).


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE In addition to excelling on the course, women’s golfers at UCF are also succeeding in the classroom where the team’s combined cumulative GPA is well over a 3.0. UCF’s lone senior, Victoria Tomko, is on schedule to graduate this spring while junior Katie Detlefsen, remarkably, had all ready earned her bachelor’s degree. UCF student-athletes are supported by a nine-person professional staff of advisors and program coordinators from the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA). The ASSA mission is to support student-athletes’ academic development while exceeding satisfactory progress toward their degrees. ASSA advisors coordinate tutoring, mentoring, study sessions, and priority class registration for all current student-athletes and assist new Knights through the recruitment process. UCF student-athletes receive specific academic and athletic information at orientation as well as study skills and time management instruction through out the year. More than 50 computers are available for student-athlete’s use anytime during the academic year. During the 2008-09 academic year, UCF placed a league-record 224 student-athletes on the conference academic honor roll.

HITTING THE BOOKS

Graduating in two years with a 4.0 GPA, Katie Detlefsen was an obvious choice for the Conference USA All-Academic Team and also a member of the NGCA All-American Scholar Team.

MAKING THE LIST The UCF women’s golf team takes full advantage of ASSA’s expert academic support. Four out of six members of the team were named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, just a part of UCF’s league-record 224 student-athletes on that list.


REFLECTION POND

UCF - THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME UCF is the university that seeks opportunities, creates opportunities and brings them to fruition. The school’s culture of opportunity is driven by the diverse people it attracts, its Orlando environment, its history of entrepreneurship, and its youth, relevance and energy. Located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, UCF is among the fastest-growing research universities in the country.

UCF offers degrees through its 11 colleges: Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences College of Arts and Humanities College of Business Administration College of Education College of Engineering and Computer Science College of Health and Public Affairs College of Nursing College of Optics and Photonics College of Sciences Rosen College of Hospitality Management The Burnett Honors College

One of Florida’s 11 public universities, UCF opened its doors to students in 1968. The school has grown quickly and UCF now offers almost 200 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and 29 doctoral programs. UCF began offering a doctor of medicine degree program in 2009. The M.D. Program enrolled an initial class of 40 students and will eventually produce about 120 medical graduates each year.

UCF RECREATION & WELLNESS CENTER

FORGING AHEAD With a total enrollment of 53,537, UCF has the thirdlargest student population in the country and has become a prominent player in undergraduate education nationwide offering innovative corporate partnerships, world-renowned faculty, and cutting-edge technology and undergraduate research opportunities.


UCF STUDENT UNION

UCF - THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME

University Profile Student Population: 53,537 Undergraduate Enrollment: 45,301 Graduate: 8,195 Student/Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1

We have a talented and unique student body. UCF has a diverse student body, with students coming from 63 Florida counties, 50 states and 142 countries. We have connections. Internationally known companies such as Disney, Universal, Google, Marriott, Anheuser-Busch and many others recruit on the campus regularly and are partners with the university. We’ll help you land a job. Our career services professionals help students gain practical work knowledge during their collegiate experience at schools, hospitals, hightech companies, local municipalities and in the entertainment industry. Students typically enjoy success in landing employment thanks to their due diligence, their preparation at UCF and the university’s fine reputation among employers.

CHARGING KNIGHT Don Reynolds’ statue, “The Charging Knight,” at the Insurance Office of America Plaza outside Bright House Networks Stadium, symbolizes UCF’s excellence in academics, partnerships and athletics.


UCF LEISURE POOL

CAMPUS LIFE

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CF’s 1,415-acre campus provides a safe, serene setting for learning with 600 acres of natural lakes and woodlands. At UCF, there is always something to do. Students attend Division I athletics events, concerts and shows at UCF Arena and are offered a wide array of cultural events and opportunities. Personal development programs and activities in a broad range of educational, recreational and social-awareness topics allow students a chance to expand their understanding of the world. Among the things available to all students are an 85,000-square foot recreational fitness center, a 181,000-gallon outdoor recreational pool and nine sandy beach volleyball courts. UCF’s exciting campus includes a variety of on-campus residential communities, and the addition of new housing, a new alumni center and a full-service medical clinic provides expanded opportunities for activities.

SPIRIT SPLASH UCF’s Spirit Splash is one of the most unique Homecoming events in the nation. Once a year, thousands of students gather in the Reflection Pond at the center of campus for a pep rally and concert.


DR. JOHN C. HITT • PRESIDENT John C. Hitt became the fourth president of the University of Central Florida on March 1, 1992, after nineteen years of administrative experience and a distinguished academic career. A native of Houston, Texas, he graduated cum laude in 1962 from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, earning a B.A. degree in psychology. He completed his M.S. degree in 1964 and his Ph.D. degree two years later, both in physiological psychology at Tulane University. His graduate study was supported by fellowships from the Danforth Foundation and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hitt served as an assistant professor of psychology at Tulane before moving to Texas Christian University as an associate professor of psychology in 1969. Three years later, he became associate dean of the university. In 1974, he was appointed vice president of the Texas Christian University Research Foundation and was named dean of the graduate school in 1975. In 1977, Dr. Hitt left Texas Christian University to become provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. In 1987, he moved to the University of Maine as vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology. In 1991, Dr. Hitt was named Maine’s interim president.

FIVE GOALS

Early in his tenure, President Hitt outlined the following five major goals for UCF: • offer the best undergraduate education in Florida • achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study and research • provide an international focus to the curricula and research programs • become more inclusive and diverse • become America’s leading partnership university Under President Hitt ’s leadership, enrollment at UCF has more than doubled, the number of doctoral degrees awarded each year has increased sevenfold, and research funding has increased from $6.2 million to $121 million a year. President Hitt has conferred more than 130,000 degrees during his presidency. One of President Hitt ’s greatest achievements occurred when the Florida Board of Governors approved the UCF College of Medicine, and the Lake Nona Medical City was founded. This multi-billion dollar development includes new facilities for medical education, hospital care, and biomedical research. The Lake Nona Medical City will be a principal driver of the central Florida economy for decades to come. President Hitt ’s current civic service includes membership on the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Fundraising Campaign leadership cabinet and the MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando’s Council of Governors. He serves on the boards of the American Heart Association, Central Florida Partnership, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, SunTrust N.A., and United Arts. President Hitt is a member of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment Leadership Circle. He is also a member, vice-chair, and chair-elect of the Conference USA Board of Directors. President Hitt is two-term past-chair of the State University Presidents Association, a member of the Florida Council of 100, and founder of the Florida High-Tech Corridor Council. He is a two-term past-president of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities. He chaired the Governor’s Select Task Force on Healthcare Professional Liability Insurance and was a member of the Florida Distance Learning Task Force. He was a member of the Orange County Chairman’s Transportation Commission, and in 2008, he co-chaired the Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force. President Hitt is a former member of the boards of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, EDUCAUSE, Orlando Health, and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a former member of the NCAA President’s Commission and the former Chair of Board of the Atlantic Sun Athletics Conference. In recent years, the Central Florida community has honored President Hitt with a number of prestigious awards. He was the recipient of the 2008 Junior Achievement Spirit of Achievement Award. He has been listed for a number of years among the Orlando Sentinel’s 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida and the Orlando Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People. He received the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award in 2007. In 2006, he received the Orlando Business Journal’s first-ever Legacy Award, and in 2005 he was named the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Floridian of the Year. In 2002, he received the James B. Greene award from the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission; in 1999, he was awarded the Tree of Life from the Jewish National Fund and the Jack Halloway Star of Gratitude from United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida; and in 1998, he earned the John Young Award from the Greater Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. President Hitt is an avid fisherman and golfer. He has been married to the former Martha Halsted for 47 years, and they have two children and two grandchildren.


KEITH R. TRIBBLE • DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

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he thread that has bridged together nearly three decades working in and around the collegiate community has been Keith Tribble’s history of building programs with strong foundations and dynamic structure. Since his start as Director of Athletics and Executive Vice President for the University of Central Florida Athletics Association on June 6, 2006, Tribble has quickly taken hold of the program’s blueprints and promised to lead with a principle that everyone associated with the program will also share - to “finish.”

Keith Tribble is committed to the concept of the well-rounded studentathlete, emphasizing the importance of their academic prowess off the field as well as championship results on.

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

In addition, the other focal point of his concentration is the oversight of the construction, expansion and completion of the noted UCF Athletics Facilities Master Plan. When finished, the plan will touch all areas of the student-athletes’ wellbeing, including residential housing, academic and mentoring support facilities and state-of-the-art performance venues where UCF fans and supporters can cheer on the Knights. To date, Tribble has overseen $150 million in new construction and improvements to UCF athletic facilities since his arrival. Through a renewed commitment, Tribble has been most proud of the record academic achievement of the UCF student-athletes during his first two years in Orlando. The Knights, for the third straight year in 2008-09, placed the highest number of student-athletes on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll with 224 representatives maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average or better. Much of UCF Athletics went from transitioning into Conference USA to competing for its titles in just a few short years. The football program has played for two C-USA titles since 2005, winning the championship and coveted AutoZone Liberty Bowl berth in 2007. In 2007-08, other programs such as women’s soccer and softball, and members of women’s track and field, claimed C-USA titles. In 2008-09, men’s golf reigned over the league, in addition to a big Conference USA Tournament championship from women’s basketball. Over half of the programs have competed in NCAA postseason tournaments the past three years.

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David Hansen

Successful student-athletes start with top-notch coaching and at UCF the commitment to coaching excellence has been evident. Among Tribble’s transactions so far has been the renewal of several successful veteran coaches, including Amanda Cromwell (women’s soccer), Renee Luers-Gillispie (softball), George O’Leary (football) and Kirk Speraw (men’s basketball). Additionally, Tribble was instrumental in the hiring of several new head coaches, including Becky Cramer (women’s rowing) Bryan Cunningham (men’s soccer), Todd Dagenais (women’s volleyball), Stephanie Nickitas (women’s tennis), Terry Rooney (baseball), Caryl Smith-Gilbert (women’s track and field/cross country), Courtney Trimble (women’s golf), Bryce Wallor (men’s golf) and Joi Williams (women’s basketball).

Jeff Ulmer

Tribble attended the University of Florida where he played offensive guard for three bowl teams. He graduated in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism (public relations and marketing). Tribble and his wife, Terri, have a daughter, Carlyn, and a son, Kyle.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION

Jessica Reo


BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS STADIUM

UCF ARENA

ATHLETICS FACILITIES UCF SOFTBALL COMPLEX

UCF SOCCER COMPLEX

From Bright House Networks Stadium to the UCF Arena, UCF student-athletes play and train in top-notch venues. The school’s always growing and improving athletics complex is part of UCF’s commitment to provide student-athletes with exceptional and modern facilities. In the past few years, this commitment has assured that the UCF athletics facilities are not only among the best in Conference USA, but across the nation. The 45,000-seat Bright House Networks Stadium, the home of the UCF program, shared its debut season on campus in 2007 with another brand new facility - UCF Arena. Home to the Knights’ men’s and women’s basketball programs, the 10,000-seat venue also opened in the fall of 2007. The arena, which also hosts concerts and UCF commencement ceremonies, includes luxury boxes and suites, open concourse areas and numerous concession options.

THE VENUE AT UCF

NICHOLSON FIELDHOUSE

Other facilities that have seen upgrades in recent years are Jay Bergman Field – home to the baseball program - and The Venue at UCF, the renovated previous arena which now houses exclusive modern practice facilities and offices for the men’s and women’s basketball programs, as well as an equally-spacious home facility for volleyball. Off campus, two new facilities opened in 2009 - the UCF Intercollegiate Rowing Center and the UCF Golf Practice Facility. UCF ROWING CENTER

UCF’s Facilities Master Plan includes numerous facility enhancements in the coming years, including the planned construction of a new stadium and entrance structure at the UCF Soccer and Track and the expansion of Jay Bergman Field. The vision for a new academic services center is imminent, one which will provide student-athletes greater access to resources near their new Athletics Village residences, and further assist their progress towards their degrees and post-graduate success.

UCF TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX

When UCF Athletics completes its Facilities Master Plan during the next decade, every sport and every student-athlete will have received the benefit of an improved facility to practice, train and compete for championships in. UCF GOLF PRACTICE FACILITY

JAY BERGMAN FIELD

UCF TENNIS COMPLEX


TOWERS AT KNIGHTS PLAZA Numerous UCF student-athletes reside on campus at the Towers at Knights Plaza, modern apartment-style dormitories on the north side of campus which allow student-athletes to live within close proximity to UCF’s athletics facilities. The apartments feature common kitchen and living room areas as well as four single bedrooms with full-size beds. Each bedroom includes high-speed Internet access, cable television and local phone service. The Towers at Knights Plaza feature 100,000-square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Tenants include Barnes & Noble bookstore, Subway and Knightro’s cafeteria, where UCF student-athletes dine. The apartments are located near the majority of the athletics facilities, including Bright House Networks Stadium, UCF Arena, The Venue at UCF, Jay Bergman Field, the UCF Softball Complex and the UCF Track and Field and Soccer Complex. The Towers at Knights Plaza are also in close proximity to the Wayne Densch Sports Center and Nicholson Fieldhouse.

APARTMENT-STYLE LIVING

The apartments in the Towers at Knights Plaza feature common kitchen and living room areas as well as four single bedrooms with full-size beds.

SHOPPING CONVENIENCE Students living in the Towers can dine and shop at establishments like Tailgaters Smoked-Grill Restaurant, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Knightro’s Cafeteria, Red Brick Oven Pizza, Jimmy John’s, Subway, Papa John’s and Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream.


STRENGTH & CONDITIONING/SPORTS MEDICINE The strength and conditioning program is an integral component of UCF’s 16-sport athletic family. The most visible sign of the Knights’ commitment in this area is an 11,200-square foot weight room located in the middle of the Wayne Densch Sports Center. The state-of-the-art facility contains the finest free weight and machine equipment, cardio equipment and treadmills. UCF also houses a weight room in The Venue, which is utilized by the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs. Five certified strength and conditioning coaches monitor the progress of UCF’s student-athletes. The UCF sports medicine facilities are fully equipped with the most up to date technology, including a SwimEx aquatic therapy pool, used to aid in advanced rehabilitation of the elite student-athlete. The main athletic training room is located in the Wayne Densch Sports Center with additional locations at The Venue, Jay Bergman Field, the UCF Softball Complex and the brand-new UCF Intercollegiate Rowing Center. The sports medicine staff consists of six fulltime athletic trainers, seven graduate assistant athletic trainers and approximately 60 undergraduate athletic training students. SwimEx resistance pools

offer a complete isokinetic aquatic therapy system - putting rehabilitation programs into a new league. Starting with 0 to 30,000 gallons per minute water flow, patients in initial stages of rehab can begin aquatic therapy sooner due to the buoyancy of water. Aquatic therapy treatment can extend into a full range of training and conditioning.

SWIMEX THERAPY


CONFERENCE USA Conference USA features 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. All C-USA institutions sponsor football, along with several other men’s and women’s athletic programs, many which compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-USA sponsors completion in 19 sports – nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 10 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball). The conference’s footprint is concentrated with 12 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC, CUSA is one of the seven conferences having significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. C-USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The league’s charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named commissioner in 2002. After celebrating is 10th anniversary during the 2004-05 season, C-USA began a new chapter the following year when its current membership came together to form the new look of the league.

C-USA HONORS Stephanie Connelly was named All-Conference USA after helping the Knights to a school-record second place finish as a team at the 2009 C-USA Championship (above).


WELCOME TO ORLANDO UCF students have easy access to one of the world’s most vibrant cities – Orlando. Looking for theme parks, attractions, museums, world-class shopping, great restaurants, golf courses, jogging trails and nature preserves? You can find it all here in Orlando. Orlando is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. In 2007, 48.8 million visitors traveled to the region. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando and Sea World are just a short drive away from the UCF campus. The Kennedy Space Center, state parks and sandy beaches off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean are also all nearby. Orlando is a frequent destination for today’s top national musical acts, who visit popular venues like Hard Rock Live at Universal’s CityWalk and House of Blues, which is located at Downtown Disney. The city’s world-renowned theme parks have added a variety of new entertainment experiences, including Disney’s Cirque de Soleil and Universal’s Blue Man Group performances. Beyond the theme parks, downtown Orlando features an ever-changing skyline, fine dining options and a newly developed arts district. Cultural destinations in the city include the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orange County Regional History Center and Lake Eola Park.

SUNSHINE STATE One of the area’s biggest attractions is its yearround mild weather. At the heart of the Sunshine State, the region’s average annual temperature is a comfortable 72.4 degrees.


ORLANDO SPORTING OPTIONS With top-notch events occurring year round, Orlando is a premier destination for sports fans. The region is home to professional franchises, college football bowl games, worldfamous auto races, several professional golf tournaments and much more. The Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association brought excitement to the city last season with a tremendous run to the NBA Finals. The Magic will open the 2010-11 season in a new arena in downtown Oralndo. The region’s sports calendar is busy with baseball each spring as Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex hosts the Atlanta Braves for Major League Baseball spring training. The Houston Astros train in nearby Kissimmee and the Washington Nationals prepare for the regular season close to UCF in Viera. The Florida Citrus Bowl, the former home of UCF football, hosts a pair of college bowl games each winter - the Champs Sports Bowl and the CapitalOne Bowl. The stadium has also been the site of World Cup and Olympic soccer contests. In 2006, the World Baseball Classic held part of its inaugural event in Orlando.

HOMETOWN PRIDE In addition to UCF athletics events, the region also features the most prominent NASCAR race, the Daytona 500. Several other NASCAR races, PGA Tour golf tournaments and numerous action sports championships are also held in Central Florida.


UCF KNIGHTS

2010 OUTLOOK The UCF women’s golf team has made twoconsecutive NCAA Regional appearances and, after a strong fall where the Knights had a pair of top-three finishes, a return trip is not out of the question as UCF heads into its first spring under new head coach Courtney Trimble. Trimble, who came to UCF over the summer after a successful career at Auburn, brought in a seasoned assistant in Mary Bryan, the program’s first director of operations in Charlotte Campbell, and immediately set to work on improving the Knights. Helping the Knights along is their brand new practice facility, just minutes from campus at the Twin Rivers Golf Course in Oviedo. The team’s home gives the Knights access to a private driving range, putting greens and short game area in addition to a pair of video swing analyzers for the UCF men’s and women’s teams. “It’s a really exciting time to be here,” Trimble said. “The new facility is awesome. You can get better there, and that’s what I’m so excited about. It’s three miles from campus. You can go there anytime and it’s just for the team. It’s a perfect practice facility for college golf as far as the building itself and the practice areas, the chipping and putting greens, are excellent. You can get your short game incredibly good. We’ve seen the benefits already.” UCF brings back three players from the 200809 season, led by senior Victoria Tomko. The native Belgian had by far a career-best 76.89 stroke average this fall, down from 80.38 last year. Her fall was highlighted by a third-place finish at Kentucky’s Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational, the first top-five placement of her career. One of the top student-athletes that UCF has ever had, Katie Detlefsen is back for her junior year. Already into her second semester of master’s degree work with a 4.0 cumulative GPA, her stroke average was just as impressive this past fall where her 76.67 was exactly two and a half strokes better than her 79.17 clip from 2008-09. Detlefsen fired the first two even par rounds of her career during the fall and her 218 (+2) showing at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational is tied for

Back Row (L-R): Head Coach Courtney Trimble, Sunny Harris, Victoria Tomko, Knightro, Valentina Fontaine, Carolin Pinegger, Asst. Coach Mary Bryan. Front Row (L-R): Elisa Aoki, Sammy Vass, Katie Detlefsen.

the fifth-best 54-hole performance in school history, matching LPGA professional Liz Earley’s career-best mark while at UCF. Elisa Aoki joined the Knights in time for the spring semester last year and an up-and-down freshman campaign. She finished her first fall strong though, ranking amongst UCF’s top-three finishers in each of the final three events, topped by her fifth-place effort at the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational. Aoki led the Knights with three top-20 finishes in the fall, including a pair of top10 placements, and hopes to carry that momentum into the spring. UCF has four freshmen from four different countries rounding out the lineup who could ultimately decide the postseason hopes of the team. Chilean National Team member Valentina Fontaine came to Orlando and made an instant impact. Her 211 (-5) at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational established a school record for a 54-hole

2009-10 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

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Date Sept. 6-8, 2009 Sept. 25-27, 2009 Oct. 4-5, 2009 Oct. 26-27, 2009 Feb. 14-16, 2010 MARCH 1-2, 2010 March 12-14, 2010 March 26-28, 2010 April 10-11, 2010 April 18-20, 2010 May 6-8, 2010 May 18-21, 2010

Event Hooters Collegiate Match Play Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational Eat A Peach Collegiate FIU/Pat Bradley invitational Qdoba Invitational UCF CHALLENGE Tiger/Wave Golf Classic Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic Gator Women’s Golf Invitational C-USA Championship NCAA Regionals NCAA Championship

Location Daytona Beach, Fla. Lexington, Ky. Macon, Ga. Fort Myers, Fla. Miami Lakes, Fla. SORRENTO, FLA. New Orleans, La. Athens, Ga. Gainesville, Fla. Hattiesbug, Miss. TBA Wilmington, N.C.

Result NTS 2nd of 15 6th of 12 3rd of 15 All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day

event on a par-72 course. Her 69-71-71 string also earned her Conference USA’s Women’s Golfer of the Week award. Fontaine’s 74.56 stroke average from the fall was two full strokes better than her closest teammate and she led the Knights with four par-or-better rounds. German freshman Carolin Pinegger also played in all four fall events and recorded a solid 78.11 average in her first collegiate semester of action. Pinegger proved to be tough at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship, recording a 1-1-1 record. Sammy Vass, a native of Scotland, played in three fall events as an individual to gain experience and showed improvement with her best event being the team’s season finale at the FIU/ Pat Bradley Invitational in Fort Myers. Pensacola’s Sunny Harris rounds out the freshman, joining the Knights as a walk-on but not competing during the fall season. The spring schedule will offer UCF both a glimpse at some of America’s top teams and also some events where the Knights will be amongst the favorites. UCF will head to LSU, Georgia and Florida for events while also playing host to the annual UCF Challenge at the RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento. The C-USA Championship will be hosted by Southern Miss this year. Last spring UCF placed second in the event behind only Tulane, its best finish since joining the league in 2005-06. With a good mix of veterans and freshmen and a new and energetic coaching staff, the Knights have ample cause for optimism heading into the spring with dreams of a third-straight NCAA Regional appearance in their collective heads. A good February, March and April can put the Knights just where they’d like to be come May.


WOMEN’S GOLF

VICTORIA TOMKO SR. Š LONTZEN, BELGIUM Fall 2009: The team’s lone senior, played in all four events...Went 2-1 in the match play portion of the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship, winning each of the final two holes of her match to give UCF a 3-2 team win over Colorado...Was UCF’s top finisher and tied for third overall at the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational with a 145, including a career-low 72 in the opening round...It was her first career topfive finish and her first time topping the Knights since the 2007 UCF Challenge and she was named the Bright House UCF Student-Athlete of the Week. 2008-09: Played in seven tournaments for UCF including each of the last six...Helped UCF to a best-ever second-place finish at the C-USA Championship by finishing 10th overall and second for the Knights...Shot an opening-round 73 at the C-USAs...Was third from UCF at both the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and the Ping ASU Women’s Golf Invitational.

2007-08: Played in four events for the Knights as a sophomore…Finished tied for 61st at the UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate after carding her season-best score of 74 (+2) in the second round…Also competed in the opening three events of the spring season for the team…Carded a 76 (+4) in the third round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic…During the summer, captured the Slovak International Amateur Championship by 10 strokes after carding an even-par round of 71 on the final day. 2006-07: Finished the Florida State Championship in a tie for 13th place...Competed in the Liz Murphy Invitational and tied for 40th place in the Gator Invitational...Played as an individual in the UCF Challenge finishing in a tie for 36th place, the top finish for UCF...Competed in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic finishing in a tie for 61st place…Was in UCF’s lineup during all four fall events, averaging 80.09 per round...Tied for 44th at the Wildcat Invitational and notched a one-over 73 in the opening round of the Lady Pirate Invitational en route to a tie for 24th... Placed in a tie for 80th at the Auburn Derby.

GETTING TO KNOW... VICTORIA Favorite movies: The Proposal, American Gangster Favorite musicians: DJ Tiesto, Jay Z, Kanye West The famous person I would most like to meet: Tyra Banks, she’s hilarious. My favorite quality about coach Trimble: Laid back, fun, straight forward and motivating Favorite food: Big salad with goat cheese & chocolate for dessert Favorite class at UCF: Sport Psychology Favorite dessert: Dark chocolate lava cake Favorite UCF course to play: RedTail The best thing about going to UCF: Definitely the huge amazing gym and my boyfriend Favorite quote: “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” -Michael Jordan Favorite thing to do in Orlando: No question: SHOPPING!! Biggest strength of my golf game: Short game Favorite tournament while at UCF: Kentucky because I finished second individually What I like best about UCF golf: Great weather, great facility, fun people to be around.

Prior to UCF: Tomko graduated from Bradenton Academy Prep in Bradenton, Fla., while training at the IMG Academy...An established junior player and was a member of the Belgian National Team...Finished runner-up at the 2006 Doral-Publix Championship and runner-up at the Teens of the Greens World Championship... Registered more than a dozen top-five tournament finishes during junior competition...At the age of 11, had the opportunity to play with Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros as a result of winning a short game contest in Belgium. Personal: Tomko was born in Herrenberg, Germany, and is the daughter of Michal and Marianna Cmelik Tomko...Pursuing a degree in interpersonal-organizational communication.

TOMKO’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR TOURN. ROUNDS 2006-07 10 29 2007-08 4 12 2008-09 7 21 2009-10 4 9 CAREER 25 71

STROKES 2297 952 1688 692 5629

AVG. 79.21 79.33 80.38 76.89 78.84

LOW 18 73 (+1) 74 (+3) 73 (+1) 72 (Ev.) 72 (Ev.)

LOW 54 PAR/BETTER 225 (+9) 0 235 (+22) 0 237 (+21) 0 227 (+11) 1 225 (+9) 1

TOP 10 0 0 1 1 2

TOP 20 1 0 1 1 3

BEST FINISH T13 (Florida State Chmp.) T61 (UA-Ann Rhoads) T10 (C-USA Champ.) T3 (Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invit.) T3 (Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invit.)

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UCF KNIGHTS

KATIE DETLEFSEN JR. Š EAGAN, MINN. Fall 2009: Played the best golf of her career with a 76.7 stroke average over four events and nine rounds...Was UCF’s second finisher at both the stroke play portion of the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship and the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational where she tied for eighth overall...Fired the first two 72s of her career at the FIU event for what was by-far a career-low 54 hole score of 218 (+2). 2008-09: Saw action in eight tournaments and ranked fourth on the team in stroke average... Named to the NCGA All-American Scholar Team and the Conference USA All-Academic Team... Was second amongst UCF golfers at the NCAA East Regional, opening the event with a seasonlow round of 75...Was third for UCF three times, including the UCF Challenge...Best overall finish was a tie for 18th at the C-USA Championship to help UCF to a school-record second-place finish.

2007-08: Gained valuable experience as a true freshman, appearing in seven of the Knights’ 10 tournaments…Named to the NCGA All-American Scholar Team...Placed fourth at the NorthShore Shootout, which was a tri-match between Florida and Bethune-Cookman…Tallied her best 54-hole score of the season at the Wildcat Fall Invitational with a score of 237 (+21)…Opened that tournament with her season-low 18-hole score of 76 (+4)…Equaled that finish in the second round at the NCAA East Regional when her 76 (+4) was the Knights best round of the day… Took second place at the Minnesota State Women’s Open…Carded an opening-round 73 (+2) in the Open. Prior to UCF: Detlefsen graduated from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minn., where she was the school Valedictorian and was named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year...Was the Minnesota Class A State High School Individual Champion four-consecutive years (2004-07), while setting Minnesota State records for lowest score, most titles won by an individual and greatest margin of victory...In 2006, named the MGA Player of the Year for the third-straight season...Also recieved AJGA HP Scholastic AllAmerican honors while at Minnehaha Academy.

GETTING TO KNOW... KATIE Favorite movie: Amazing Grace Favorite band/artist: Alan Jackson Greatest UCF golf moment? When our team has been in contention to win a tournament, as we were a couple of times this fall, it is the most exciting. Those times when as a team we have encouraged each other to dig deep and perform shots under pressure have been the best moments. Favorite quality about coach Trimble: She wholeheartedly cares about not only the development of us as a winning team, but also about us becoming great individuals off the course. Favorite food: Minnesota wild rice soup Favorite class at UCF: Public Relations with the legendary Dr. Morgan Favorite dessert: My mom’s baked apples with homemade caramel sauce and ice cream. Favorite UCF course to play: RedTail The best thing about going to UCF: A unique combination of new dorms, a great practice area, good academics, and ideal golf weather. Favorite athletes: Golfer Zach Johnson and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. Favorite quote: “One thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which Christ has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” -the apostle Paul. Favorite thing to do in Orlando: I love to spend time with my teammates anywhere in Orlando - Disney is my favorite! Favorite tournament while at UCF: The FIU tournament and last spring’s trip to NCAA Regionals at UF. What I like best about UCF golf: The environment of UCF golf is the best- it is a positive place where everyone is trying to stretch their own limits so we can achieve great things as a team.

Personal: Detlefsen was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and is the daughter of Glenn and Louise Detlefsen...Brother Erik was a member of the Stetson men’s golf team...Pursuing a master’s degree in mass communications after earning a bachelor’s degree last summer in advertising/ public relations in two years with a 4.0 cumulative GPA.

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DETLEFSEN’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR TOURN. ROUNDS 2007-08 7 20 2008-09 8 24 2009-10 4 9 CAREER 19 53

STROKES 1613 1900 690 4203

AVG. 80.65 79.17 76.67 78.84

LOW 18 76 (+4) 75 (+3) 72 (Ev.) 72 (Ev.)

LOW 54 PAR/BETTER 237 (+21) 0 230 (+20) 0 218 (+2) 2 218 (+2) 2

TOP 10 1 0 1 2

TOP 20 1 1 1 3

BEST FINISH 4 (NorthShore Shootout) T18 (C-USA Champ.) T8 (FIU/Pat Bradley Invit.) 4 (NorthShore Shootout)


WOMEN’S GOLF

ELISA AOKI

GETTING TO KNOW... ELISA

SO. Š BRADENTON, FLA. Fall 2009: Ranked second on the team with a 76.6 stroke average, finishing in the top 20 in three of UCF’s four events...Tied for fifth at the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational with a score of 146, helping UCF place second as a team... Was also UCF’s second finisher, tying for eighth overall at the Eat A Peach Collegiate...Tied her career-low with a second -ound 71, placing third for UCF at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational.

Spring 2009: Joined UCF for the second half of the year and played in five spring events... Placed second for UCF in each of her first two collegiate events...Tied for eighth overall at the Kiawah Island Classic in her collegiate debut, shooting a 222 (+6) for 54 holes...Carded a 71 in the opening round of the UCF Challenge...Tied for 14th overall and third on the team at the Conference USA Championship. Prior to UCF: Aoki graduated from The Pendleton School...An honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American in 2007...She played 12 events on the Future Collegians World Tour and finished fifth or higher in every one...Won three events on the FCWT...was the 2006 Golfweek Invitational Champion...In 2005, she won the 13-14 division of the Junior World Golf Championships by shooting a birdie on each of the last three holes to win by a single stroke. Personal: Aoki was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, raised in Japan, and is the daughter of Yoshimori and Jun Mi Aoki... A mathematics major.

AOKI’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR TOURN. 2008-09 5 2009-10 4 CAREER 9

ROUNDS 15 9 24

STROKES 1187 689 1876

AVG. 79.13 76.56 77.87

LOW 18 71 (-1) 71 (-1) 71 (-1)

LOW 54 222 (+6) 223 (+7) 222 (+6)

PAR/BETTER 1 1 2

Favorite movies: The Lost World and 2012. Favorite band/artist: I don’t listen to American music but my favorite Japanese artist is Ayaka. Greatest UCF golf moment: My first tee shot at my first college tournament. Famous person I would most like to meet: Jessica Alba because she is so pretty. Favorite quality about coach Trimble: She is good at motivating me on the golf course. Favorite foods: Italian and Japanese. Favorite class at UCF: General Psychology. My professor was awesome. Favorite dessert: Strawberry shortcake. Favorite UCF course to play: RedTail. Best thing about going to UCF: Walking to my classes. It’s a nice walk everyday. Favorite athlete: Usain Bolt. I would like to run as fast as him someday. Favorite quote: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein Favorite thing to do in Orlando: Going to UCF! Biggest strength in my golf game: My short game. Favorite tournament while at UCF: The CUSA Championship. What I like best about UCF golf: We have excellent practice facilities that are only several minutes away from campus.

TOP 10 1 2 3

TOP 20 2 3 5

BEST FINISH T8 (Kiawah Island) T5 (Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invit.) T5 (Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invit.) 25


UCF KNIGHTS

VALENTINA FONTAINE FR. Š SANTIAGO, CHILE Fall 2009: By far led the Knights with a 74.6 stroke average, including four rounds of par or better and a pair of top-10 finishes...Was one of the Knights who won her match to give UCF a 3-2 win over Colorado at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship...Was UCF’s top shooter in three out of four events, including her 211 at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational, a 54hole UCF record for a par-72 course...Led UCF in stroke play at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championships, including a second-round

72...Placed sixth overall at the Eat A Peach Collegiate and topped the Knights with a 149... Shot three-straight under-par rounds, a sizzling 69-71-71=211 (-5), to place second at the FIU/ Pat Bradley Invitational...Was named the Conference USA Female Golfer of the Week for her performance in Fort Myers. Prior to UCF: A native Chilean who lived in Hilton Head, S.C. attending the International Junior Golf Academy...A member of Chile’s National Team since 2003...A 2008 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American...Ranked No. 40 in the Polo AJGA junior rankings...The 2008 Chilean National Match Play Champion and the 2008 Chilean Junior International Champion. Personal: Fontaine was born in Santiago, Chile, and is the daughter of Paul Fontaine and Marcela Nahum.. Has not declared a major.

FONTAINE’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR TOURN. ROUNDS 2009-10 4 9 CAREER 4 9 26

STROKES 671 671

AVG. 74.56 74.56

LOW 18 69 (-3) 69 (-3)

LOW 54 211 (-5) 211 (-5)

PAR/BETTER 4 4

GETTING TO KNOW... VALENTINA Favorite movies: Back to the Future, Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers Favorite band/artist: I like Spanish music, mainly reggaeton so any reggaeton singer Greatest UCF golf moment: Getting second place at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational and shooting -5 total Famous person I would most like to meet: Zac Efron Favorite quality about coach Trimble: She is very easy to talk to and open to us, and always there to help us. She is very competitive and she pushes us during tournaments and practices to improve our performance. Favorite food: Everything...especially pasta and sushi Favorite class at UCF: Strategies for Success Favorite dessert: Chocolate ice cream with brownie and chocolate chips Favorite UCF course to play: RedTail Best thing about going to UCF: The nice weather! Favorite quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away” Favorite thing to do in Orlando: Playing golf, shopping and going to theme parks Biggest strength in my golf game: My game is very consistent, and my putting is pretty good What I like best about UCF golf: I like the practice facility, is an amazing place to practice. I like the girls on the team, Mary and coach Trimble. We are all very close and we have good times together

TOP 10 2 2

TOP 20 2 2

BEST FINISH 2 (FIU/Pat Bradley Invit.) 2 (FIU/Pat Bradley Invit.)


WOMEN’S GOLF

SUNNY HARRIS FR. Š PENSACOLA, FLA. Fall 2009: Joined the team as a walk-on and did not compete for the Knights.

Earned a Fellowship of Christian Athletes award inb oth 2008 and 2009 on the softball diamond.

Prior to UCF: Attended Pensacola Catholic High School...Competed in the Florida State 1A Championship as a junior and senior...In basketball, as the district three-point champion...

Personal: Harris was born in Durham, N.C., and is the daughter of David and Andrea Harris... Has three older brothers and a niece...A business major.

GETTING TO KNOW... SUNNY Favorite movie: Coach Carter Favorite band/artist: Sublime Greatest UCF golf moment: Making the team Famous person I would most like to meet: Chad Michael Murray Favorite quality about coach Trimble: Very nice, caring and understanding Favorite food: Pizza Favorite class at UCF: Computer Fundamentals for Business Favorite dessert: Cake Favorite UCF course to play: Lake Nona Best thing about going to UCF: The atmosphere Favorite athlete: J.J. Redick Favorite quote: “You said we’re a team. One person struggles, we all struggle. One person triumphs, we all triumph.” Favorite thing to do in Orlando: Roller Coasters Biggest strength in your golf game: Drive What I like best about UCF golf: My teammates, coaches and the facility

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UCF KNIGHTS

CAROLIN PINEGGER FR. Š MARQUARTSTEIN, GERMANY Fall 2009: Played in all four fall tournaments and had a 78.1 stroke average...Was third for UCF in the stroke play portion of the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship and then went 1-11 in match play with a win vs. Colorado and a draw against North Carolina...Best event of the

fall was at Kentucky’s Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational when she was third for UCF and 24th overall, including an even-par 72 in the final round...Was also third on the team at the Eat A Peach Collegiate. Prior to UCF: A member of the Austrian National Team...Finished third in the 2008 Austrian national championship...Trained at the IMG Academy in Bradenton and had a good level of success playing in the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT)...Won the championship of the 2008 FCWT Candler Hills and placed third at both the 2008 FCWT Plantation Inn Open and the 2009 FCWT Mission Inn...Named a second team FCWT All-American in 2008. Personal: Pinegger was born in Munich, Germany, and is the daughter of Wolfgang and Edith Pinegger... A business major.

PINEGGER’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR TOURN. ROUNDS 2009-10 4 9 CAREER 4 9 28

STROKES 703 703

AVG. 78.11 78.11

LOW 18 72 (Ev.) 72 (Ev.)

LOW 54 PAR/BETTER 234 (+18) 1 234 (+18) 1

GETTING TO KNOW... CAROLIN Favorite movie: Ice age Favorite band/artist: DJ Tiesto, David Guetta Greatest UCF golf moment: Everyday with the team is great! Famous person I would most like to meet: President Obama Favorite quality about coach Trimble: That she is strict but understanding at the same time Favorite food: Sushi, pizza and pasta Favorite class at UCF: SLS with Marcus Sedberry Favorite dessert: Häagen Dazs, caramel cone ice cream Favorite UCF course to play: Stoneybrook and RedTail Best thing about going to UCF: Having great coaches and a great team Favorite athlete: Rory McIlroy Favorite quote: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way you are right!” Favorite thing to do in Orlando: MALL AT MILLENIA and Prime Outlet Biggest strength in your golf game: My tee shots Favorite tournament while at UCF: The very first one, at Daytona (36 holes /36 holes/18 holes ) that’s what it’s all about! What I like best about UCF golf: The great support we get from all the people around us

TOP 10 0 0

TOP 20 0 0

BEST FINISH T24 (Bettie Lou Evans Invit.) T24 (Bettie Lou Evans Invit.)


WOMEN’S GOLF

SAMMY VASS

GETTING TO KNOW... SAMMY

FR. Š TAIN, SCOTLAND Fall 2009: Appeared in each of the final three events of the fall...Made her collegiate debut at the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational...Shot a pair of 78s, her low rounds of the season, during the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational in Fort Myers.

Prior to UCF: A member of the Scottish National Team...Semifinalist in the Scottish Under 18 Championship...Won the Scotland Northern Counties Girls Championship and the Highland Junior Open Championship...Also won the Tain Golf Club’s junior and ladies medals at several different levels. Personal: Vass was born in Inverness, Scotland, and is the daughter of Magi and Davie Vass... A business major.

VASS’ CAREER STATISTICS YEAR TOURN. 2009-10 3 CAREER 3

ROUNDS 7 7

STROKES 574 574

AVG. 82.00 82.00

LOW 18 78 (+6) 78 (+6)

LOW 54 PAR/BETTER 236 (+20) 0 236 (+20) 0

Favorite movie: The Proposal Favorite band/artist: Jay Sean Greatest UCF golf moment: Hitting it to two feet on the eighth hole at Kentucky (the par three island green) Favorite quality about coach Trimble: She is fun and easy to get along with Favorite food: Pasta Favorite class at UCF: Communications Favorite dessert: Chocolate devotion ice cream from Coldstone Favorite UCF course to play: Northshore Best thing about going to UCF: Getting to play golf every day in good weather Favorite thing to do in Orlando: Universal Studios Biggest strength in my golf game: Short Game Favorite tournament while at UCF: Pat Bradley in Fort Myers What I like best about UCF golf: It’s a lot of fun, the team gets along so well and we all enjoy practice.

TOP 10 0 0

TOP 20 0 0

BEST FINISH T61 (Eat A Peach Collegiate) T61 (Eat A Peach Collegiate) 29


UCF KNIGHTS

COURTNEY TRIMBLE HEAD COACH Š FIRST SEASON Š AUBURN A proven winner who has experienced success at the collegiate level as both a coach and player, Courtney Trimble enters her first season as UCF’s women’s golf coach. It didn’t take long for UCF to see some of the improvements that Trimble hopes to continue to bring. UCF finished in the top three in two out of its four tournaments during her first fall in Orlando. Prior to this fall, UCF had just two topthree team finishes in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons combined. This fall, four different Knights (Elisa Aoki, Katie Detlefsen, Valentina Fontaine and Victoria Tomko) finished in the top 10 of at least one of the team’s final three events with three of those placings being top-five finishes. It is exactly how Trimble hoped things would happen - for a UCF team which has made NCAA Regionals each of the past two years to get even better. “We are excited to name Courtney Trimble as UCF’s next women’s golf coach,” UCF Director of Athletics Keith Tribble said of her hiring. “Courtney has seen the top of the collegiate golf world at Auburn and will be able to utilize our new golf facility, the tremendous Orlando golf community and this great University to get us to the top. We look forward to building on our NCAA Regional appearances the past two seasons and become a consistent nationally-recognized program.” “I am very excited to have this opportunity to be the head coach at UCF,” Trimble said. “UCF has the foundation in place to be not only a successful program, but also to compete for a national championship. The combination of a fine University and its proximity to world class golf makes UCF a recipe for success both on and off of the golf course. Having the school’s new practice facility so close to campus is another great benefit for our student-athletes. I am grateful to have this opportunity.”

Immediately prior to UCF, Trimble spent three and a half years as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Auburn University, working under long-time Tigers head coach Kim Evans. The Tigers finished the 2008-09 season ranked eighth nationally. Trimble also helped coach the Tigers to the 2006 and 2009 SEC Championships, four NCAA East Regional berths and three NCAA Championship appearances. The one-time AllAmerican player helped mentor several other Tiger All-Americans, including first-teamers Maria Martinez (2006), Cydney Clanton in 2008 and Candace Schepperle (2009), along with thirdteam pick Nicole Hage (2007) who also earned honorable mention All-America accolades in 2006.

Favorite movie: Hitch Favorite band/artist: Lady Antebellum Greatest UCF golf moment: Having a chance to win the Kentucky Tournament this fall Favorite food: Mexican Favorite dessert: Hot Brownies Favorite UCF course: Lake Nona Best thing about being at UCF: Everything!! Favorite athlete: Fred Couples Favorite quote: “If you always do what you have always done you always get what you have always got.” Favorite thing to do in Orlando: Eat at all of the great restaurants

Trimble also worked with consecutive SEC Freshmen of the Year in Schepperle (2007) and Clanton (2008). Clanton was also named the 2008 NGCA National Freshman of the Year. Formerly Courtney Swaim, Trimble spent over two years on the Duramed FUTURES Tour, competing in 37 tournaments and posting four top-five finishes. She qualified for the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open and made the cut, finishing 61st. Trimble played at Auburn from 1998-2002. Trimble’s senior season was the most successful in the program’s history as the 2001-02 team finished no worse than second in 12 tournaments, amassed five victories and was national runner-up at the NCAA Championships, the school’s best finish in the tournament.

Individually, Trimble is one of Auburn’s most decorated players. She played in 46 tournaments over the course of her career, more than any other Auburn golfer. She was an All-SEC selection in 1999 and 2001 and earned both AllSEC and All-America honors in 2002. Trimble was also a member of the 2002 victorious Curtis Cup team and played in the 2002 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur. A native of Duluth, Ga., Trimble graduated from Auburn in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is married to Billy Trimble.

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GETTING TO KNOW... COURTNEY

Courtney and Billy Trimble


WOMEN’S GOLF

MARY BRYAN ASST. COACH Š FIRST SEASON Š E. NEW MEXICO It’s hard to imagine that the Knights, or any school, could ever have a more perfectly qualified assistant coach than Mary Bryan.

Bryan played full-time on the LPGA Tour for 13 seasons from 1971-84 and has also played in LPGA Senior Tour events.

Bryan brings a resume to UCF on a full-time basis that includes LPGA Tour playing experience, an ESPN and CBS broadcasting career, and toplevel instructional background at some of Orlando - and the country’s - finest golf academies. Packaged in an enthusiastic and energetic person and the Knights have an ideal coaching staff member.

She attended Eastern New Mexico in Portales where she earned a sociology degree in 1971. Bryan was the runner-up at the New Mexico State Amateur in 1968 while in college. The following year she won the state title back in her native Michigan.

“Mary brings years of experience in the whole golf industry,” UCF head coach Courtney Trimble said of Bryan. “She was a great player on the LPGA Tour. She’s been a commentator for ESPN and CBS for years and she’s also a very good teacher. She brings a lot of knowledge and years of great experience on and off of the golf course. She will help the team in a lot of ways. Her knowledge will really help the team develop their golf games. Off the course she has incredible positive energy and she knows a lot of the many golf courses in Orlando.”

Bryan has been a fixture on the broadcasting scene with over 300 national broadcasts on ESPN, CBS, NBC, ABC, The Golf Channel and also the PGA Radio Network. Her broadcasting career also includes the NCAA Championships. Bryan was the first woman to ever broadcast a men’s major PGA Tour event when the PGA Championship came to the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Most recently, Bryan taught the great game of golf as an instructor at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf in Orlando. The Academy has been rated amongst the top 25 golf schools in America annually since 1999. “Not everybody who can play can teach,” said Fred Griffin, director of the academy and himself considered one of the top teachers of the game in America. “Real skill and talent are required to work effectively with someone who is just learning the game or wanting to improve. Mary has that ability.” Now the Knights are able to benefit from that ability each and every day.

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CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL DIR. OF OPS. Š FIRST SEASON Š ROLLINS COLL.

Charlotte Campbell is in her first season as UCF’s first director of operations. In that role she handles much of the program’s administrative matters and is also heavily involved in the planning of the annual UCF Challenge at RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento.

ee. She ended her career at Rollins with 10 wins in collegiate competition. After earning a political science degree from Rollins, Campbell turned pro and joined the Duramed FUTURES Tour in 2007. She also competed in the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. She continues to be a full-time Duramed FUTURES Tour professional golfer. Just this past May she tied for 11th place at the MercedesBenz of Kansas City Championship. Her first career top-10 finish came at the 2007 Gettysburg Championship in the historic Pennsylvania hamlet.

Campbell starred across town at Rollins College where she was the NCAA Division II Player of the Year from 2003-06. The former two-time Rollins College Athlete of the Year was a member of the four-time winning NCAA Division II women’s golf championship team (2003-2006). During her four-year career at Rollins College, Campbell was also a two-time individual winner of the NCAA Division II championship and four-time In 2008, Campbell won The Golf Channel’s realNGCA Division II All-America First Team select- ity show “Highway 18” with her brother Rob as they arrived at the finish line in Key West.

SUPPORT STAFF KRISTY BELDEN ACADEMIC SERVICES

Kristy Belden is the lead advisor for the football and men’s and women’s golf programs, as well as Associate Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes in the SABRE Center at UCF. She was honored with the 2007 NACADA Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit and 2006 UCF Excellence in Professional Academic Advising Award. Sha’reff Rashad, the 2007 UCF Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year awarded Belden with the Scholar-Athlete Inspiration Award. In addition to academic advising, Belden has assisted with the CHAMPS/Life Skills program and is an adjunct instructor with the College of Education, where she teaches SLS 1501, a student life skills course for student-athletes.

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JEN PEREZ

BEN FLEMING

Jennifer Scallin Perez, the head athletic trainer at UCF is in her 14th year working at the school.

Ben Fleming is in his second year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

ATHLETIC TRAINER

Perez began her career with the Knights as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 199698. Upon completion of her master’s degree in health service administration at UCF in 1998, she was promoted to assistant then associate athletic trainer. She was elevated to head athletic trainer in the summer of 2007.

Perez is a 1994 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education, health and corrective and adaptive education, with a minor She received bachelor’s degree in psychology in psychology and a specialization in sports from St. John’s (N.Y.). There she was a member of the track and field team, competing in the medicine. Perez holds memberships in the sprint events. Belden received a master’s de- National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and gree in educational psychology-sport psychol- Athletic Trainers Association of Florida (ATAF). ogy from Florida State, where she researched perfectionism and procrastination tendencies A native of Pawtucket, R.I., Perez and her among collegiate student-athletes. During that husband Jeffrey, a world history teacher and time, she also spent two years working as an the head baseball coach at Winter Springs High assistant academic counselor in FSU’s athletic School, have two sons, Keagan Joseph and academic support department and as a sport Kaiden Dutch. psychology consultant for FSU’s men’s and women’s swimming program.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

He supervises the strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s golf, rowing, cross country, men’s and women’s tennis and cheerleading. Fleming is a certified strength and conditioning coach (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) of which he is also a member. He holds a level one coaching certification from USA Weightlifting as well as being Etcheberry Certified by Pat Etcheberry, one of the top tennis and golf strength and conditioning coaches in the world. Fleming earned a bachelor of science degree in parks and recreation administration from Wingate University where he was also a member of the soccer team. In 2009, Fleming earned a master’s degree in health/wellness and applied exercise physiology from UCF.


WOMEN’S GOLF

RECORDS ALL-TIME ROSTER

A Elizabeth Alger ........................................... 2007-08 Karen Angus ............................................... 1988-89 Elisa Aoki..........................................2009-Present Tanja Arnold ............................................... 1999-02 Christina Atchison ...................................... 1998-01 B Jennifer Baker............................................. 1989-90 Lisa Becka ................................................... 1985-89 Line Berg .................................................... 1996-00 Holly Boot................................................... 2003-07 Cathy Brice ................................................. 1982-86 Megan Bursey ............................................ 2002-05 C Debbie Clift................................................. 1991-92 Loren Connatser ......................................... 1997-98 Stephanie Connelly .................................... 2006-09 Holly Ann Cornett ....................................... 1998-99 Teri Crawford .............................................. 1982-83 Leigh Crosby ............................................... 2006-08 D-E Grace Darbyshire ........................................ 1986-87 Katie Detlefsen .................................2007-Present Liz Earley .................................................... 1988-92 Leslie Eden ................................................. 1982-83 F Beate Faanes .............................................. 1999-02 Tine Faanes ................................................ 1993-97 Barbara Finnman ........................................ 1990-93 Valentina Fontaine ...........................2009-Present Rebekah French.......................................... 1997-98 Hege Friling ................................................ 1994-98 G Ragan Grady ............................................... 1986-87 Brooke Grant .............................................. 1991-95 Anna Green ................................................ 1999-03 Sarah Greene.............................................. 2000-04 Ashley Grier ................................................ 2004-06 Zoe Grimbeek ............................................. 1997-98 Monica Gundersrud ................................... 1998-02 H Jenny Hagman ............................................ 1993-97 Sunny Harris .....................................2009-Present Olivia Hartley.............................................. 1998-02 Michelle Hatfield ........................................ 1995-96 Tammy Hildebrandt .................................... 1988-91 Denise Hohl ................................................ 1986-88 Karen Hong................................................. 2002-03 Julie Howard............................................... 1984-85 Brittainy Hubble ......................................... 1990-94 Sara Hurwitch ............................................. 2006-08 J Brigette Jageman........................................ 1988-90 Livia Jakobsson ........................................... 2003-05 Marla Jemsek ............................................. 1989-92 Lisa Judson ................................................. 1986-89 L-M-N Marika Lendl.....................................................2008 Tatiana Londono ......................................... 1997-01 Connie Masterson ...................................... 1991-93 Tracy McArdle ............................................ 1997-00 Mary Ann McDevitt .................................... 1982-87 Kristy McLaughlin ....................................... 2005-07 Kim Mikol ................................................... 1989-92 Kim Millar ................................................... 1992-95 Lauren Motyl .............................................. 2003-07 Tina Noyce.................................................. 1986-87

P-R Brittany Parisi ............................................. 2004-05 Paige Phillips .............................................. 1985-89 Rhonda Pill ................................................. 1982-84 Carolin Pinegger ...............................2009-Present Federica Piovano ........................................ 2001-02 Karen Podgorski.......................................... 1986-90 Kristen Putman ........................................... 1992-96 Catrina Runyan ........................................... 1988-92 S Brenda Sanchez .......................................... 1992-94 Mary Shupe ................................................ 1989-93 Annabel Silk ................................................ 2004-08 Betsy Simpson ............................................ 1993-94 Michelle Singleton...................................... 1986-87 Sharon Smith .............................................. 1982-85 Emma Soderlindh ....................................... 1995-98 Kristin Sordel .............................................. 2002-04 Meredith Stanley........................................ 1996-97 Diana Sullivan ............................................. 1994-96 Christine Surin ............................................ 1991-93 T-Z Jessy Tang ................................................... 2007-09 Mayule Tomimbang.................................... 2005-09 Victoria Tomko .................................2006-Present Jessica Trein ................................................ 2004-06 Kim Tudor ................................................... 2000-03 Lisa Van Hoose ........................................... 1987-88 Sammy Vass .....................................2009-Present Teri Wall ..................................................... 1982-85 Jo Beth Waygood........................................ 1984-85 Natalie Wilson ............................................ 1986-87 Sara Wright................................................. 1991-93 Current golfers in bold

TEAM TOURNAMENT WINS Year/Tournament 1982-83 (1) Hatter Challenge 1989-90 (1) Lady Sunshine Invitational 1991-92 (4) Lady Sunshine Invitational Winthrop Invitational Snowbird Invitational Sun Belt Conference Championship 1992-93 (1) Azalea Invitational 1994-95 (2) Lady Sunshine Invitational Atlantic Sun Championship 1995-96 (3) Lady Sunshine Invitational Beacon Woods Invitational River Wilderness USF Invitational 1997-98 (1) Hatter Spring Fling 1998-99 (2) UCF Invitational Atlantic Sun Championship 1999-00 (2) Ryder Florida Women’s Collegiate Atlantic Sun Championship 2000-01 (2) Ole Miss Lady Rebel Invitational UCF Invitational 2001-02 (1) UCF Invitational

Ashley Grier was named to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team and was the C-USA Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2006.

Location DeBary, Fla.

Dates March 20-23, 1983

Ormond Beach, Fla.

Oct. 11-12, 1989

Ormond Beach, Fla. Rock Hill, S.C. Tampa, Fla. Gulf Shores, Ala.

Sept. 28-30, 1991 Feb. 17-18, 1992 March 12-13, 1992 April 24-26, 1992

Wilmington, N.C.

April 9-11, 1993

Ormond Beach, Fla. Perry, Ga.

Oct. 1-2, 1994 April 13-15, 1995

Ormond Beach, Fla, Bayonet Point, Fla. Bradenton, Fla.

Sept. 15-17, 1995 Oct. 13-15, 1995 March 25-26, 1996

Daytona Beach, Fla.

March 20-22, 1998

Orlando, Fla. Stockbridge, Ga. Miami Lakes, Fla. Macon, Ga.

Feb. 15-16, 1999 April 12-14, 1999 March 31-Apr. 2, 2000 April 10-12, 2000

Oxford, Miss. Orlando, Fla.

Sept. 22-24, 2000 Feb. 12-13, 2001

Orlando, Fla.

Feb. 11-12, 2002

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HISTORY Golf success at UCF has been characterized by a long list of individual accomplishments as well as team success in recent years. In addition to Liz Earley’s two appearances in the NCAA Finals, she was one of three women from UCF to compete in the 1993 U.S. Open. Earley and Kristen Putman advanced to the Open through a qualifying tournament, while Connie Masterson earned a berth as the National Public Links Champion. Putman was one of only four to represent the U.S. in the summer of 1994 in the USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championships in Tokyo. She was again invited to compete for the United States against Japan in the summer of 1996. Presently, the Knights have made two-consecutive NCAA Regional appearances, bringing the all-time total to eight. The most recent berth saw Stephanie Connelly place second overall and earn an individual qualification for the NCAA Championships where she tied for 11th place overall. Below is a brief list of some of the recent accomplishments of the UCF women’s golf program. 1987-88 Lisa Becka earns medalist honors and is named New South Women’s Athletic Conference Player of the Year as UCF finishes runner-up in the NSWAC Tournament. Paige Phillips finishes runner-up and is named to the all-conference team. 1989-90 - NSWAC CHAMPIONS Liz Earley earns medalist honors and is named player of the year as UCF wins the NSWAC title. Marla Jemsek and Catrina Runyan are named to the all-conference team. 1990-91 Liz Earley is named the Golfweek’s national Golfer of the Month for March. Earley represents UCF in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship and finishes 46th.

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Liz Earley was an All-American in 1992 and became the first Knight to play on the LPGA Tour.

1991-92 - SUN BELT CHAMPIONS UCF wins the Sun Belt Conference championship and makes its first appearance in the NCAA Division I Top 20 poll. Liz Earley is the Sun Belt Conference medalist and makes her second trip to the NCAA Championship where she finishes 47th and earns second-team All-America honors. Mike Shumaker is named Sun Belt Coach of the Year. 1992-93 Kristen Putman earns All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors and qualifies for the NCAA East Regional, while Connie Masterson wins the National Public Links Golf Championship. Putman, Masterson and 1992 grad Liz Earley qualify for the U.S. Open.

1995-96 - NCAA EAST REGIONAL NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS UCF wins three tournaments on the year. Kristen Putman earns medalist honors at the A-Sun Tournament and is named to the All-A-Sun team along with Michelle Hatfield. UCF advances from the NCAA East Regional in Auburn, Ala., to its first appearance in the NCAA Finals in LaQuinta, Calif., where it finishes 15th. Putman represents the East in the East-West matches in the finals. After the season, she makes a return trip to Japan to compete for the U.S. 1996-97 Emma Soderlindh finishes runner-up in the ASun Touranment. Line Berg earns All-A-Sun honors along with Jenny Hagman.

1993-94 Kristen Putman earns All-A-Sun honors and is one of four players selected to represent the U.S. in the 19th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Tournament in Tokyo.

1997-98 UCF wins Stetson’s Hatter Spring Fling. Line Berg finishes third at the A-Sun Tournament and Emma Soderlindh finishes eighth. Berg, Soderlindh and Tatiana Londano earn second-team All-A-Sun honors.

1994-95 - ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONS NCAA EAST REGIONAL Jenny Hagman earns medalist honors as UCF wins the A-Sun title. Kristen Putman, Tine Faanes and Brooke Grant earn All-A-Sun honors. UCF makes its first team appearance in the NCAA East Regional.

1998-99 - ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONS NCAA EAST REGIONAL The Knights bring home the A-Sun Championship by shooting the best team score in school history at 896. Line Berg and Monica Gundersrud earn All-A-Sun First Team honors and Olivia Hartley and Tatiana Londano earn second-team honors. Berg earns an invitation to the NCAA East Regional where she finishes in a tie for 47th.

UCF has made NCAA Regionals eight times but only the 1996 team advanced on to the nationals.


WOMEN’S GOLF 2006-07 The Knights end the season in a three-way tie for third place at the Conference USA Championship behind a fourth-place finish by Stephanie Connelly, who was named to the all-tournament team as well as being named to the All-C-USA Third Team. Sara Hurwitch was named the CUSA Freshman of the Year and earned secondteam All-C-USA honors.

The 2000 Knights were Atlantic Sun Conference Champions and NCAA Regional participants. 1999-00 - ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONS NCAA EAST REGIONAL Down by 19 strokes with a day to play, UCF overtakes Campbell University in the greatest comeback in A-Sun Women’s Golf Championship history and claims its second consecutive A-Sun Title. Jill Fjelstul is named A-Sun Coach of the Year. Line Berg and Monica Gundersrud earn first-team All-A-Sun honors. Tanja Arnold and Olivia Hartley earn second-team recognition. UCF finished 15th of 24 at the NCAA East Regional in Columbus, Ohio. Gundersrud finishes the year ranked 87th in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, while the UCF finishes ranked 38th.

2003-04 Senior Sarah Greene was named to the Atlantic Sun all-conference second team while Lauren Motyl was named to the Atlantic Sun all-freshman team. 2004-05 Freshman Ashley Grier posted five top-five finishes, including a third-place finish at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, en route to earning second-team All-A-Sun honors. UCF challenges for the A-Sun title but falters late and finishes third.

2005-06 The addition of first-year head coach Emilee 2000-01 - NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL Klein in November provided instant benefits as Having its best season since the 1995-96 Na- the team finished runner-up at the Stetson Intional Championship qualifying team, UCF hit vitational. It was the best team finish in more a wall at the frigid NCAA Central Regional in than three years. The squad picked up another West Lafayette, Ind. UCF gained an at-large bid second-place finish at the Waterlefe Invitational to the tournament after finishing second in the and tied for third at the Conference USA ChamAtlantic Sun Tournament. The Knights started pionships. Ashley Grier earned third-team alloff the year with a bang, finishing 12th of 21 conference honors along with Holly Boot and teams at the NCAA Women’s Fall Preview in Kristy McLaughlin. Grier also was named to the Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Tanja Arnold earned At- 2006 National Golf Coaches Association Alllantic Sun Player of the Year honors. Arnold and American Scholar Team and the Conference USA Olivia Hartley were both named to the Atlantic Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year. Sun First Team, while Kim Tudor and Monica Gundersrud made second team all-conference. UCF won two tournaments during the year, the Ole Miss Lady Rebel Invitational and the third annual UCF Invitational. 2001-02 - NCAA SOUTH REGIONAL UCF once again made a trip to the NCAA Regionals, as the Knights earned a spot in the South Regional at LSU. UCF placed 15th in the regional after finishing second at the Atlantic Sun Championship. Freshman Federica Piovano was named the Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, while also earning first-team all-Atlantic Sun honors. Olivia Hartley and Kim Tudor were named second-team All-Atlantic Sun while Tudor also finished ninth at the NCAA Regional.

2007-08 - NCAA EAST REGIONAL UCF made its first trip to the NCAA Regionals since 2002, earning an at-large bid into the NCAA East Regional after placing fourth at the Conference USA Championship. Junior Mayule Tomimbang was named to the All-C-USA First Team, while fellow junior Stephanie Connelly earned All-C-USA honors for the second-consecutive year after making the third team. 2008-09 - NCAA EAST REGIONAL UCF made it consecutive appearances in the NCAA Regionals as the Knights were selected to play in Gainesville. Stephanie Connelly was the top individual finisher (and second overall) at the regional with an even-par 210 and earned a spot at the NCAA Championships. Connelly had a great run at the NCAAs as she finished in a tie for 11th place overall in the most elite of fields, spending much of the 72-hole event in the Top 10. UCF, meanwhile, headed into the NCAAs with a full head of steam after placing second at the Conference USA Championship, its bestever showing since joining the league in 200506. Connelly was named to the all-conference second team while Katie Detlefsen was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team, carrying a 4.0 cumulative GPA.

In 2009, the Knights placed second in Conference USA and made NCAA Regionals with senior Stephanie Connelly (third from right) advancing on to the NCAA Championships as an individual.

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RECORDS INDIVIDUAL VICTORIES Player/Tournament Kristen Putman (8) Azalea Invitational Tiger-Tide Invitational Lady Cougar Spring Invitational Lady Seminole Invitational Lady Tiger Invitational Lady Sunshine Invitational Lady Sunshine Invitational Atlantic Sun Championship Liz Earley (5) Lady Sunshine Invitational McDonalds UCF Rotary Classic Pat Bradley Invitational Snowbird Invitational Sun Belt Conference Championship Tanja Arnold (2) Ole Miss Lady Rebel Invitational UCF Invitational Marla Jemsek (2) Lady Sunshine Invitational Winthrop Invitational Lisa Becka (1) Lady Sunshine Invitational Line Berg (1) Ryder Florida Women’s Intercollegiate Tine Faanes (1) Beacon Woods Invitational Monica Gundersrud (1) Ryder Florida Women’s Intercollegiate Jenny Hagman (1) Atlantic Sun Championship Federica Piovano (1) Hatter Fall Classic Emma Soderlindh (1) Hatter Spring Fling

Location

Dates

Wilmington, N.C. Destin, Fla. Charleston, S.C. Tallahassee, Fla. Auburn, Ala. Ormond Beach, Fla. Ormond Beach, Fla. Charleston, S.C.

April 9-11, 1993 Oct. 29-31, 1993 March 6-7, 1994 Sept. 17-18, 1994 Sept. 23-25, 1994 Oct. 1-2, 1994 Sept. 15-17, 1995 April 23-25, 1996

Ormond Beach, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Miami, Fla. Tampa, Fla. Gulf Shores, Ala.

Oct. 11-12, 1989 March 1-3, 1991 Nov. 15-17, 1991 March 12-13, 1992 April 24-26, 1992

Oxford, Miss. Orlando, Fla.

Sept. 22-24, 2000 Feb. 12-13, 2001

Ormond Beach, Fla. Rock Hill, S.C.

Sept. 14-15, 1991 Feb. 17-18, 1992

Ormond Beach, Fla.

Oct. 10-11, 1987

Miami Lakes, Fla. Bayonet Point, Fla. Miami Lakes, Fla.

Player Stephanie Connelly Liz Earley Kristen Putman Ashley Grier Mayule Tomimbang Jenny Hagman

Years 2006-09 1988-92 1992-96 2004-06 2005-09 1993-97

Average 76.23 76.67 76.75 77.40 78.00 78.32

LOWEST SINGLE-SEASON AVERAGE Player Kristen Putman Frederica Piovano Stephanie Connelly Liz Earley Line Berg Liz Earley

Year 1994-95 2001-02 2008-09 1991-92 1998-99 1990-91

Average 75.17 75.45 75.71 75.89 76.03 76.25

UCF’s 2006-07 squad posted the lowest team score in program history after shooting a 889 at the Lady Pirate Invitational Oct. 20-22, 2006.

April 2-4, 1999 Oct. 13-15, 1995 March 31-April 2, 2000

Perry, Ga.

April 13-15, 1995

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

Oct. 19-21, 2001

Daytona Beach, Fla.

LOWEST CAREER AVERAGE

March 20-22, 1998

TEAM/INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Season Wins: Four (1991-92) Lowest Single Day Score: 291 (UCF Invitational--Orlando, Fla.--Feb. 14, 2000 / Lady Pirate Invitational--Greenville, N.C.--Oct. 20, 2006)

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Top Five Match Scores Score Tournament 889 Lady Pirate Invitational 896 Atlantic Sun Championship 901 Beacon Woods Invitational 902 Conference USA Championship 909 Sun Belt Conference 911 Lady Seminole Invitational

Location Greenville, N.C. Stockbridge, Ga. Bayonet Point, Fla. Greenville, N.C. Gulf Shores, Ala. Tallahassee, Fla.

Dates Oct. 20-22, 2006 April 12-14, 1999 Oct. 12-14, 2001 April 16-18, 2006 April 24-26, 1992 Sept. 12-14, 1997

Lowest 54 Holes Score Player 210 (par 70) Stephanie Connelly 211 Valentina Fontaine 214 Marika Lendl 216 Stephanie Connelly 218 Katie Detlefsen 218 Liz Earley

Tournament NCAA East Regional FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational Mercedez-Benz Collegiate Championship LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational Sun Belt Conference Championship

Location Gainesville, Fla. Fort Myers, Fla. Knoxville, Tenn. Baton Rouge, La. Fort Myers, Fla. Gulf Shores, Ala.

Dates May 7-9, 2009 Oct. 26-27, 2009 Oct. 10-12, 2008 March 14-16, 2008 Oct. 26-27, 2009 April 24-26, 1992

Lowest 18 Holes Score Player 67 Emma Soderlindh

Tournament Hatter Spring Fling

Location Daytona Beach, Fla.

Dates March 22, 1998



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