Duke Women's Golf BIO
2008-09: ACC Co-Player of the Year … the first ever back-to-back winner of the Dinah Shore Trophy Award ... second team All-America ... Weaver-James-Coorigan Honorary Award recipient ... All-ACC … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ... registered a 72.92 stroke average on the year to go along with one victory, four top-five finishes, five top 10 finishes and nine top 20 placements ... her stroke average was ranked No. 1 in the ACC ... tied for first at the ACC Championship but lost on a playoff and won the individual title at the Lady Gator Invitational ... closed the season tied for fourth at the NCAA Championship, which marked her third straight top-five finish at the NCAA Championship ... totaled a team-best 14 rounds of even or under par and 95 birdies on the season ... counted all but 1.5 of her rounds on the Blue Devil squad (31.5 of 33) ... finished the season ranked 14th nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... her round of 67 at the Mason Rudolph Championship was tied for the best 18-hole total for Duke this season ... her 36-hole total of 139 at the Mason Rudolph Championship was also tied for the team-best ... tied for 19th at the NCAA East Regional ... led the USA to a third place finish at the 23rd Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Adelaide, Australia ... led Duke to the NGCA Match Play Championship ... selected a semifinalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup ... one of 10 finalists for the Sullivan Award ... ACC Golfer of the Month on April 14.
2008 Summer Action: Won the U.S. Women’s Amateur with a 2-and-1 victory over Azahara Munoz ... was co-medalist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur as well with rounds of 66-74=140 ... led the U.S. to a 13-7 victory over GB&I in the Curtis Cup ... compiled rounds of 72-78-71-77 to finish tied for 38th at the U.S. Women’s Open with a total of 298 (+6) ... advanced to the first round of match play at the WAPL.
2007-08: Golfweek and PING National Player of the Year ... won the Golfstat Cup and the Dinah Shore Trophy ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ... became the first golfer to win the Golfweek and PING National Player of the Year and the Golfstat Cup three different times ... won the Honda Award for the second consecutive year ... first team NGCA and Golfweek All-America ... tied her own school record with a 71.00 stroke average ... ACC Player of the Year ... became the first repeat winner of the Nancy Lopez Award ... registered four victories and finished in the top five of all 11 tournaments ... NGCA All-East Region ... collected wins at the Mason Rudolph Championship (66-68-69=203), Tar Heel Invitational (71-68-70=209), Wildcat Invitational (68-72-73=213) and the ACC Championship (73-68-71=212) ... All-ACC ... became the first three-time individual ACC women’s golf champion ... appeared in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship and finished tied for 30th (73-73-73-74=293) ... finished the season ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index for a third straight year ... led NCAA Division I in par three scoring (2.93), par five scoring (4.76), subpar strokes per round (3.53) and greens in regulation (.817), while ranking fourth in par four scoring (4.04) ... ACC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... All-ACC Academic Team selection.
2007 Summer Action: Finished tied for 50th at the U.S. Women’s Open with rounds of 72-76-74-74=296 and was one of four amateurs to make the cut ... advanced to the second round of match play at the WAPL ... at the North & South Women’s Amateur, made it through to the semifinals of match play ... runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, falling, 1up, to Maria Jose Uribe in 36 holes.
2006-07: NGCA and Golfweek National Player of the Year ... won the Golfstat Cup and Golf Honda Award ... notched a school-record 71.00 stroke average ... won a school-record three straight tournaments and finished with four wins ... first team All-America ... tied an NCAA record with a nine-under-par, 63, at NCAA Regionals ... received the Nancy Lopez Award ... ACC Player of the Year ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ... set a school record with 10 straight rounds of even or under par ... All-ACC ... NGCA All-East Region ... notched wins in the Wildcat Invitational (70-69-71=210), UCF Challenge (70-65-70=205), LSU Tournament (68-69-70=207) and the ACC Championship (70-68-74=212) ... named to the All-ACC Academic team ... posted 20 rounds of even or under par.
2006 Summer Action: Led the U.S. to a 2006 Curtis Cup victory ... tied for low amateur at the U.S. Open with rounds of 70-77-73-73=293, finishing tied for 10th overall ... named MVP of the Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship, leading USA to a 37-23 victory ... tied for 17th in the Wegmans LPGA with rounds of 70-74-70-68 ... competed in the LPGA ShopRite Classic and missed the cut (72-73).
2005-06: NGCA National Player and Freshman of the Year ... first team NGCA and Golfweek All-America ... won the Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award ... earned the Golfstat Cup ... Golfweek National Player and Freshman of the Year ... nominee for the Honda Award ... notched the lowest stroke average by a Duke freshman, 71.62 ... became the first Duke golfer to begin her collegiate career with nine-consecutive rounds of even or under par ... registered a single-season record at Duke with 24 rounds of even or under par ... ACC Player and Freshman of the Year ... became the second freshman golfer at Duke to win her first collegiate tournament ... All-ACC ... set a Duke freshman record with a 54-hole total of 208 at the Mason Rudolph Championship ... finished the season ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... NGCA All-East Region ... collected wins at the Mason Rudolph (69-71-68=208), Longhorn Invitational (72-74-72=218) and the ACC Championship (69-71-72=212) ... named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
2005 Summer Action: Finished 10th in stroke play at the U.S. Amateur and then fell in the second round of match play ... Western Women’s Amateur medalist.
Prep: A four-time Rolex Junior All-America ... ranked third nationally by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golf Digest for junior girls ... registered 10 AJGA Tournament titles over the last three years ... won 14 national titles ... led her Xavier Preparatory team to the 5A State Championship from 2001-04 ... selected Arizona’s Female H.S. Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005 ... 2003 and 2004 first team Rolex Junior All-America and 2002 second team selection ... 2003 and 2004 Arizona H.S. 5A State Individual Champion ... earned 2003 and 2004 Arizona 5A State Player of the Year ... named Phoenix Women’s Sports Association H.S. Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2004 ... during the 2004 AJGA campaign, collected wins at the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Junior Championship, the Southwestern Junior, PING Indianapolis Junior and PING Phoenix Junior ... played on the 2002, 2003 and 2004 West Canon Cup teams ... represented the U.S. on the PING/Junior Solheim Cup teams in 2002 and 2003 ... holds Arizona’s 5A High School Girl’s Golf State Tournament record with a score of 69-66=135 (-9) ... a four-time 5A H.S. Girls’ Regional Individual Champion from 2001-04 ... a four-year letterwinner at Xavier Prep.
Personal: Born November 4, 1986 in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... daughter of Dave and Amy Blumenherst ... has one brother, Andrew (18) and one sister, Erica (13) ... started playing golf at age four ... majored in history along with a minor in English and theatre studies ... a four-time ACC honor roll selection ... led Project Share as part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council at Duke.