Player: Crista Izuzquiza
University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduation Year: 2024
Area of Study: Sports Administration
Soldier Honored: Michael Egan
Fall 2021: Started in all four events • Averaged 75.50 strokes over 12 rounds • Season-low 72 in the second round at the Blessings and the final round of the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Intercollegiate • Finished 40th at the Blessings.
2020-21: Played in three tournaments, including the ACC Championship • Averaged 78.33 over nine rounds • Season-low round 70 in the second round at the Briar’s Creek Invitational • Went 2-3 in match play with wins over NC State in the Big Four Challenge and Virginia Tech in the Cavalier Match Play • Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and WGCA Academic Scholar.
Amateur/Prep: Four-year letter winner at Coronado High School • Played for Coach Stuart Gordon • Advanced to the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) tournament in each season • Four-time team MVP • Earned first-team All-CIF honors as a junior and senior • Placed third in the state with a 74 and first at regionals with a 70 as a senior • Ranked second in San Diego • Shot career-best 63 and 67 to win the AJGA at Zion Park at the Bloomington Country Club in St. George, Utah, in October 2020 • A 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier • Runner-up at the SDJGA, shooting a 70 at the Twin Oaks course • Fourth at the San Diego Junior Amateur with a low round of 69 at Encinitas Ranch • Also played doubles tennis as a freshman.