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Kate Ackerson

Hometown:
Allen, Texas

High School:
Allen

Height:
5-7

Position:
Graduate Assistant Coach

Experience:
SR-3L


2008-09: Posted a team-high six top 10 finishes as well as three top-five finishes...Won the Baylor Spring Invitational with a +7 223...Her lowest round of the year came at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational, shooting a -3 69...Finished T-5 at the Baylor Invitational with a season-best three round score of 220...Did not shoot higher than 80 in any round on the year, finishing the year with a team-best average score of 75.24.

2007-08: Al All-C-USA selection... Named to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team, the C-USA All-Academic Team and ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District squad... Also tabbed the Conference USA Womenm's Golf Student-Athlete Of The Year... Named the C-USA Women's Golfer of the Week after a second place at the Wolverine Invitational... Shot 74-71-76 over the two-day event to finish just two shots off the lead... The award was the third of her career as she won twice in 2006-07... Tied for 13th at the season-opening Badger Invite, shooting 76-76... Missed much of the spring with a wrist injury;

2006-07: Shared the Kyle O'Brien Team MVP Award and the Earl Stewart Low Average Award with Lacey Jones... Qualified for the U.S. Women's Pub Links and advanced to match play after finishing second at a qualifier in Sealy, Texas, and 15th in the stroke-play portion of the event... Advanced to the second round of qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open, taking medalist honors at a local qualifier at Canyon Creek... Named to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team, the C-USA All-Academic Team and ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District squad... Finished third at the C-USA Championships and was named a First-Team All-Conference performer... Twice named the C-USA Golfer of the Week (2/21 & 3/21)... Earned three fifth-place finishes on the year - the Betsy Rawls Invitational, the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic and the Kent Youel Invitational... Finished sixth at the Jeannine McHaney with a 217... Tied for 11th at the Wolverine Invitational, shooting a 227... Finished fourth in C-USA on the year with a 74.53 stroke average over 30 rounds;

2005-06: Was one of SMU's top five as a true freshman... A third-team All-Conference USA selection... Won the team's Most Improved Player Award... Had a 78.13 stroke average over 30 rounds... Had a round of 69 at the Northwestern Invite - the second-lowest team round of the year... Best finish was ninth at the Northwestern... Also had top-20 showings at the Maxwell (17th) and the C-USA Championships (12th)... Winner of the Conference USA Academic Medal and a member of the Commissioner's Honor Roll... A 2005-06 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar... Advanced to the USGA Women's Open Sectional Qualifier... Finished second among amateurs at the Texas Women`s Open... Tied for medalist honors with a 2-under 70 at the U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifier at Stonebriar Country Club and advanced to the U.S. Women's Amateur... Also competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Sectional Qualifier at the Tangle Ridge Golf Club.

Prep: Led Allen to the 2005 Texas State 5A Championship, finishing as runner-up as an individual... Was named team MVP... A two-year captain... Selected to the All-District team four straight years... Was a first-team All-State and All-Region pick in 2005... Won the individual district crown twice and won region in 2005... Also took Allen to district team titles in 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005 and a regional win in 2005... Was an alternate for the 2005 U.S. Women's Pub Links Championship... Won the first flight of the Trans Amateur, defeating Ohio State's Brittany Adams 4 & 3.

Personal: Lists hobbies as listening to music, watching movies, shopping and hanging out with friends... Plans to major in marketing... Lists favorite course as Ocean Hammock... Hopes to play on the LPGA Tour after graduation.