Women's Golf

Carol Mayer
Carol Mayer


Richmond, Ill.

High School:


Fall 2003: Member of the UI Athletic Board ... Co-chair of the Student Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB).

2002-03: Competed at the Illini Spring Classic, shooting a 172 ... Carded a career-low round of 84 during the first round of the Illini Spring Classic ... Received Fighting Illini Spirit Award for women's golf and was also nominated for the UI Fighting Illini Spirit Award for all women's sports ... Member of SAAB ... Following the season, she and men's golfer Joe Affrunti won the Orange and Blue Mixed Pairs Scramble at the UI Golf Course.

2001-02: Shot a three-round score of 265 at the Lady Northern at Stone Creek ... Carded a 192 at the Illini Spring Classic ... Shot a season-low round of 85 at the Lady Northern ... Received Fighting Illini Spirit Award and Strength and Conditioning Award ... Member of SAAB.

2000-01: Competed at the Illini Spring Classic, shooting a score of 193.

High School: Won nine letters in high school, including four in golf, three in soccer and two in basketball ... Won the regional golf tournament her senior year ... Named Northwest Herald Golfer of the Year ... Served as National Honor Society Secretary and Student Council President ... Was an honor roll student all four years.

Personal: Born Nov. 8, 1981 ... Daughter of Dr. Eric and Susan Mayer ... Enrolled in the College of Communications with a broadcast journalism major ... Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and an anchor and director for UI-7 News ... Younger brother, Todd, is a sophomore at Illinois and is a member of the national champion men's club soccer team ... Father was a kicker at Michigan State ... Uncle, Bob Mayer, was a two-time captain of the Illinois Wrestling Team ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as a come-from-behind victory ... Lists Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete because "He has shown a unique sense of class on and off the court." ... Past summer jobs have included junior golf director, dental assistant and radio talk show co-host ... lists her parents as the most influential people in her life because "They support me in each and every one of my endeavors."

Mayer's Career Statistics

Year       Rounds    Shots      Avg.     Low Round
2000-2001    2        193       96.5        92
2001-2002    5        457       91.4        85
2002-2003    2        172       86.0        84
2003-2004    2        171       85.5        85
Total        11       993       90.27       84