2001-02: Shot a three-round score of 271 at the Lady Northern at Stone Creek ? Shot a 186 at the Illini Spring Classic ? Carded season-low round of 89 twice in five rounds of golf on the season.
2000-01: Practiced with the team during the season but did not compete in any tournaments.
High School: Lettered in golf three years ? Four-year letterwinner in track ? Lettered in cross country one year ? Participated in jazz, symphonic, pep and marching bands ? Member of the National Honor Society and student council ? Served as a volunteer with Special Olympics ? National Merit Scholar Award winner.
Personal: Born Jan. 28, 1982 ? Nickname is ?Jo? ? Daughter of Mark and Lana Ballard ? Currently enrolled in the College of ACES, majoring in dietetics ? Has a younger brother named Andrew ? Hobbies include bike riding, snowboarding and water skiing with her family ? Biggest thrill in sports is ?seeing myself improve and knowing that all the practice is finally paying off? ? Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods because ?He has inspired so many young people to start playing golf? ? Says her parents have influenced her athletic career most because ?They knew I had the talent and would not let me give up, even when things were tough.?
Ballard's Career Statistics:
Year Rounds Shots Avg. Low Round 2001-2002 5 457 91.4 89 (Twice) Total 5 457 91.4 89 (Twice)