Fall 2002: Led the Illini with a fall stroke average of 76.71 Illinois top finisher in three out of five tournaments Had two Top 10 finishes and finished in the Top 25 in all five tournaments Highest finish was third place at the Pat Bradley Championship Finished ninth with a season-low 54-hole score of 223 at the Shootout at The Legends Low rounds of the fall were even-par 72s recorded at both the Shootout at The Legends and the Pat Bradley Championship Enters the Spring 2003 season with the second-lowest career stroke average in school history, 77.66.
2001-02: Played in all 11 tournaments and led the Illini with a 77.3 stroke average on the season, the sixth-best single-season average in school history Earned third Varsity I letter Illinois top finisher in six tournaments on the year Recorded three Top 10 finishes and nine Top 25 finishes individually Highest individual finish was fourth at the Lady Razorback Invitational Also tallied fifth place finishes at the Indiana Invitational and the Illini Spring Classic Shot a season-low round of even-par 72 at the Lady Northern Shot a seasons-best 54-hole score of 225 at the Shootout at The Legends Academic All-Big Ten NGCA All-Scholar Team Verizon/CoSIDA Second Team Academic-All District Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.
2000-01: Played in all 11 tournaments, earning her second Varsity I letter Led the team with a stroke average of 79.0 on the year Shot the lowest round of her career, a 1-under par 71, at the Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan Invitational Recorded two Top 10 and five Top 20 finishes on the season Shot a career-low 54-hole score of 4-over par 220 at Arkansas-Little Rock to place sixth, her highest individual finish of the season Placed eighth at the Central District Classic Academic All-Big Ten NGCA All-Scholar Team.
1999-2000: Earned her first Varsity I letter and led the team with a season stroke average of 76.85, the fourth-best single-season average in school history Shot the lowest rounds of the year, even par 72, at the Springlake Intercollegiate and the Big Ten Championship Recorded the lowest 72-hole tournament score in school history, a 295, en route to a tie for fifth place at the Big Ten Championship Tied for second at the Wolverine Invitational with a two-round total of 155 Tied for third place three times including the Hatter Fall Classic (154), Springlake Intercollegiate (148) and the Illini Spring Classic (153) One of two members of the Illinois squad to participate in all 11 tournaments Carded five Top 10 finishes.
High School: Finished first in the Pleasant Valley Invitational all four years Section champion all four years Finished second in the High School Championships her senior year Recorded a 76.5 stroke average Basketball MVP her freshman year Earned Student Academic Awards all four years Graduated in the Top two percent of her class.
Personal: Born Nov. 10, 1980 Daughter of Shigeo and Louise Kanda Majoring in accounting Three-time George Huff Award Winner Student Athlete Advisory Board representative Has two older sisters and three older brothers Hobbies include traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends Worked for Titleist in Carlsbad, Calif. over the summer.
Kanda's Career Statistics:
Year Rounds Shots Avg. Low Round 1999-2000 27 2,085 77.22 72 (Twice) 2000-2001 26 2,055 79.04 71 2001-2002 30 2,319 77.30 72 Fall 2002 14 1,074 76.71 72 (Twice) Total 97 7,533 77.66 71