Player: Lorel Hayward

Lorel Hayward
Hometown: Mesa
University: Northern Arizona University
Graduation Year: 2023
Area of Study: Exercise Physiology
Soldier Honored: Michael L. Hartwick Jr.

Academic Notes: Majoring in exercise science...Three-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient (2020, 2021, 2022)...Big Sky All-Academic selection in 2021.

2021-22 (Junior): Big Sky All-Tournament Team...Tied for fourth at Big Sky Championship (+3, 219)...Set new career-bests in scoring average (77.20), low round (2-under par 70) and low tournament score (+3, 219)...Also recorded first three par or better rounds of career...Averaged 75.87 per round over last five tournaments compared to 78.53 over first five tournaments...Shot low round (2-under par 70) at GCU Invitational...Tied for 22nd at Red Rocks Invitational (+6, 222)...Finished breakout season with 59th-place finish at NCAA Albuquerque Regional (+18, 234)...Recorded two top-20 individual finishes...Played 10 tournaments and 30 total rounds...Received NAU's True Blue Award at 2022 Louie's.

2020-21 (Sophomore): Competed in five of seven tournaments...Posted best performance of the season at Big Sky Championship, tying for 32nd (+25, 241)...Recorded season-low round of 79 (+7) four times including final round of the conference championship...Totaled second-lowest 54-hole score at Wyoming Cowgirl Classic (+26, 242)...Averaged 81.80 over 15 rounds during the spring.
2019-20 (Freshman): Competed in three tournaments and played eight rounds during abbreviated freshman season...Tied for 77th at Hobble Creek Fall Classic (+23, 236) in first career tournament...Turned in best round of season of 77 (+6) in final round of Hobble Creek Fall Classic...Tied for 94th (+32, 248) and 76th (+20, 164) respectively at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown and Gand Canyon Spring Invitational respectively...Recorded stroke average of 81.00.
High School: Graduated from Highland High School and trained under coach Alex Black...Tied for 10th at 2018 Arizona DI Girls State Championship...Two-year team captain...Team tied for fifth at state championships as a senior...Team also won Prescott Invitational during senior year.

Personal: Born May 6...Hails from Mesa, Ariz.