Player: Catherine Rao
University: Princeton University
Graduation Year: 2026
Area of Study: Financial Engineering
Advanced to the quarterfinals of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur after earning the eighth seed during the two-round stroke-play portion of the event to advance to match play.
Before Princeton: Played in the 2021 Junior Solheim Cup with Team USA ... part of the 2020 and 2021 Wyndham Cups with Team West ... 2020 and 2021 AJGA Junior All-American ... 2021 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-American ... tied for ninth at the 2021 PGA Girls Championship ... placed sixth at the 2021 PING Invitational ... placed third at the 2020 PING Invitational ... placed fourth at the 2020 Rolex Girls Invitational ... held top-10 rankings in all three major junior rankings, including AJGA, Golfweek and Junior Score Board, during 2021 ... placed third individually at the 2021 California state high school tournament ... earned Girls Golfer of the Year honors from the Ventura County Star ... earned valedictorian honors at Oaks Christian ... interested in majoring in economics at Princeton with a minor in finance.