Player: Hailey Borja

2021-Hailey Borja
Hometown: Lake Forest
University: University Of Michigan
Area of Study: Sports Managment
Expected Graduation: 2023
Soldier Honored: Jason R. Freiwald

Pronunciation: "hay-lee" | "bore-hah"

Michigan Career
• All-Big Ten, second team (2020, '21)
• Fourth Wolverine to earn multiple all-conference honors
• First U-M freshman to earn all-conference accolades in 2020
• Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2020, '21)
• Big Ten Golfer of the Week (Jan. 19, 2021)
• Helped Michigan make 14th NCAA regional (2021, Columbus)
• Helped Michigan advance to fourth NCAA Final (2021)

Michigan Records
• Recorded lowest freshman debut in program history, tying for fourth at Glass City Invitational (Sept. 16-17, 2019)
• First U-M freshman to received All-Big Ten honors (2020; second team)
• First Wolverine (individual) to advance to final round of stroke play at NCAA Finals (May 21-24, 2021)
• Tied U-M's NCAA single round record of 68 (-4) in fourth round of NCAA Finals (May 21-24, 2021)
• Set U-M's NCAA 72-hole record with 286, -2 (75-71-72-68) at the NCAA Finals (May 21-24, 2021)

Sophomore (2020-21)
• One of four Wolverines to start all eight events; with Ashley Kim (Sr.) Ashley Lau (Jr.) and Monet Chun (Fr.)
• Fall season was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic
• Helped U-M post five straight top five regular season team finish; six total in seven events
• Led U-M in three events, with three top 10 finishes -- winning the dual vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Jan. 18), tied for ninth at Florida State Match-Up (Feb. 26-28) and tied for fifth NCAA Finals (May 21-24)
• Played in first Big Ten Championships (April 23-25), tying for 16th (218, +2)
• Helped U-M to runner-up finish; tying program best finish with a U-M tournament record 858 (-6)
• Played in first NCAA postseason
• Helped U-M earn 14th bid to a NCAA regional and advance to fourth NCAA Finals
• Helped U-M tie for fifth at Columbus regional (May 10-12); setting U-M's 54-hole regional record (885)
• Helped U-M finished 20th (903) at NCAA Finals; advanced as individual to final round of stroke play
• Individually, tied for 17th (221) at regional and tied for fifth with postseason 72-hole record (286, -2) at finals
• Averaged 73.30 strokes per round, second on the Wolverines
• Shot a career-low 68 (-4) in fourth round of NCAA Finals (four birdies, 14 pars, bogey free)
• Recorded seven sub-par rounds with three sub-70 tallies; led U-M with 10 rounds of par-or-better
• Tallied a season-best 54-hole total of 218, +2 (75-72-71) at the Big Ten Championships
• Tallied a career-best 72-hole total of 286, -2 (75-71-72-68) at the NCAA Finals

Freshman (2019-20)
• One of two Wolverines to start all seven events; with Ashley Lau (So.)
• Final three spring events as well as postseason was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic
• Made her collegiate debut, starting at the Glass City Invitational (Sept. 16-17); tying for fourth (217, +1)
• Highest U-M freshman debut in 24 years (Sharon Park, 1995 Spartan Invitational; fifth)
• Led U-M in one event, with one top 20 finish --tied for 19th at the Windy City Collegiate (Sept. 30-Oct. 1)
• Averaged 73.76 strokes per round, second on the Wolverines
• Shot a season-best 69 (-1) at Florida Gators Invitational (second; March 7-8)
• Recorded three sub-par rounds with one sub-70 tally; second on U-M with nine rounds of par-or-better
• Tallied a career-best 54-hole total of 217, three times -- Glass City Invitational (71-72-74, +1), Windy City Collegiate (72-73-72, +1) and Florida Gators Invitational (74-69-74, +7)

Prep & Junior Career
• Four-year varsity golfer at Trabuco Hills High School
• MVP of Sea View League (2015) and South Coast League (2016, '17)
• Medalist at Sea View League Championship (2015) and South Coast League Championship (2016, '17, '18)
• Helped Trabuco to Sea View League title (2015) and South Coast League title (2016)
• Orange County Register All-County (2016)
• 2019 USGA Women's Amateur Championship at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss.
• 3x qualifier for the USGA Girls' Junior Championship (2017, '18, '19): 2019 at SentryWorld, Stevens Point, Wis., TBD; 2018 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif., tied for 28th (75-71/146) in stroke play and lost in first round of match play (2-up; Suzuka Yamaguchi, Japan) and 2017 at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo., tied for 21st (73-73/146) in stroke play and lost in first round of match play (2-and-1; Elizabeth Moon)
• Qualified for 2018 USGA Four-Ball Championship at El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana, Calif., after earning No. 25 seed, with partner Chayse Gomez, advanced to Sweet 16
• Fourth at the 2018 SCPGA Southern California Junior Amateur Championship (76-68/144, E)
• Medalist at the 2017 Toyota Tour Cup at River Ridge (70-72/142) and had four top-five finishes in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), including a third-place finish at the 2017 AJGA Junior at Centennial and a fourth-place finish at the 2018 AJGA Junior at Lake Merced

• Daughter of Diana and Raymond Borja
• Born on September 6, 2001
• Enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Undecided major; interested in sport management

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