Women's Golf

Michelle Carroll
Michelle Carroll


Dublin, Ireland

High School:
Sancta Maria College


Fall 2003: Competed in all five tournaments, ranking third on the Illini with a 78.71 stroke average ... Illinois' top finisher at the Mary Fossum Invitational, placing 12th ... Also had a Top-15 finish at the Pat Bradley Championship, finishing 14th ... Carded a 54-hole score of 230 at the Shootout at The Legends.

2002-03: Played in all 13 tournaments during her junior season, earning her third Varsity "I" letter ... Ranked fifth on the team with a stroke average of 79.64 ... Recorded three Top-10 finishes on the year, highlighted by a career-best fourth place finish at the FIU Golden Panther Invitational ... Also placed sixth at the Illini Spring Classic and ninth at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a season-low 54-hole score of 228 ... Tied her career-low round with a 1-over par 73 at the Mary Fossum Invitational ... Illinois' second finisher at two tournaments: the Mary Fossum Invite and FIU Golden Panther Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NGCA All-Scholar Team.

2001-02: Competed in all 11 tournaments for the Illini as a sophomore, earning her second Varsity "I" letter ... Ranked fourth on the team with a stroke average of 79.97 ... Came on strong during the second half of the season, ranking second on the Illini in stroke average for the spring ... Recorded a season-high individual finish of seventh at the Illini Spring Classic, the first Top-10 finish of her career ... Shot a career-best 54-hole score of 227 at the Shootout at The Legends ... Illinois' top finisher in two tournaments: the Lady Aztec Spring Invitational and NCAA Central Regional ... Shot a career-low round of 1-over par 73 during the first round of play at the Lady Northern ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NGCA All-Scholar Team.

2000-01: Competed in 10 tournaments as a freshman, earning her first Varsity "I" letter ... Shot a season-low round of 2-over par 74 at the Snowbird Intercollegiate ... Best individual performance was a 12th place finish at the Illini Spring Classic, where she carded a two-round score of 158 ... Also earned a Top 20 finish at the Snowbird Intercollegiate, placing 20th individually and second for the Illini with a score of 161 ... Recorded a stroke average of 82.0 during 24 rounds of golf on the season.

High School: Member of the 1999 Leinster Inter-Provincial championship team ... Shot a Ballinascorney golf course record of 74 ... Tied for 18th at the 2001 Irish Ladies Open Championship ... Participated in the Irish Intermediate Championships ... Received the millennium golf award ... Named sports personality of 1998 for participation in golf, hockey and soccer ... Awarded the Principal Award for most valuable student ... Represented her native Ireland in the 1999 Home Internationals.

Personal: Born July 11, 1981 ... Daughter of Les and Teresa Carroll ... Majoring in accounting ... Two-time George Huff Award Winner ... Has an older sister named Nicola ... Enjoys playing many different sports in her free time ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as playing for her native Ireland in the Home International ... Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods because of his "determination and focus" ... Credits her parents and coach Jane Leavy as having had the most influence on her athletic career.

Carroll's Career Statistics

Year       Rounds    Shots      Avg.     Low Round
2000-2001    24      1,969     82.04        74
2001-2002    30      2,399     79.97        73
2002-2003    36      2,867     79.64        73
2003-2004    27      2,106     78.0         71
Total       117      9,341     79.84        71