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    Meghan Naik
    Meghan Naik
    Hometown:
    Normal, Ill.

    High School:
    Normal University HS

    Birthdate:
    04/12/1985

    AT ILLINOIS

    2006-07 - Senior: Played 24 rounds, with the fourth lowest team average of 79.88 ... Fired scores of 74-75-77 in the final three rounds of the Big Ten Championship to finish as the top Illini in 11th place with a total of 307 ... Tallied career-low single round of 73 at the Lady Irish Invitational while tying her season best finish of 11th place ... Was the top finisher for the Illini in two of her eight tournaments ... Missed the first two spring tournaments due to injury ... Named National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-Amercan Scholar for the second year in-a-row and Academic All-Big Ten for the third consecutive year.

    2005-06 - Junior: Played 29 rounds, with an average of 79.52 ... Equaled career-best of 75 at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate and the Lady Buckeye Invitational ... Also shot season-best 54-hole total of 234 at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Invitational ... Best finish was a tie for second at the Plantation Inn Invitational ... Named to the NGCA All-Schloar Team, Acadmic All-Big Ten and George Huff Award recipient ... Inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma National Athlete Honor Society.

    2004-05 - Sophomore: Participated in eight tournaments ... Carded a career-low 75 in the opening round of the Big Ten Championships at the Shootout at The Legends ... Had best finish (T-5th) at Illini Spring Classic ... Named Academic All-Big Ten and George Huff Award recipient.

    2003-04 - Freshman: Competed in all 11 tournaments for the Illini, ranking fourth on the team in stroke average ... Top finish came at the Pat Bradley Championship where she placed 37th ... Carded a season-low round of 77 at the East/West Rio Verde Invite ... Won the U of I Open in the summer of 2004 ... Outstanding Newcomer of the Year Award winner and George Huff Award recipient.

    High School
    Earned four varsity letters in golf ... Two-time team MVP as a junior and senior and team captain as a senior ... All-Cornbelt Conference selection all four years ... Set the school record for lowest stroke average at U-High ... Competed at state all four years, leading U-High to third place finishes her junior and senior years ... Received Sportsmanship Award as a junior and senior ... Nominated for Pantagraph athlete of the year as a senior ... Won inter-city individual titles in 2000 and 2001 and won the women's city title in 2002 ... Has won five IJGA tournaments ... National Honor Society member ... Student Senate officer.

    Personal
    Born April 12, 1985 ... Daughter of Paul and Vandana Naik ... Majoring in speech communication with a Spanish minor ... Member of the Athletic Board and Speech Communication Leaders Organization ... Recipient of National Arthur Ashe Jr. Award ... Nickname is "Nike" ... Brother, Neal, also played varsity golf at U-High and currently attends University of Guadalajara Medical School ... Enjoys travel, dance and reading ... Favorite athlete is Sergio Garcia because "he is fun to watch, animated and passionate about his game, and very inspirational for a young player" ... Credits her father for most influencing her athletic career "for introducing me to the sport that he loved and pushing me to give it a try, and most of all for the love and support that is shown through his efforts."

    Naik's Career Statistics

    Year      Rounds    Shots     Avg.    Low 18
    2003-2004   31      2,599    83.84      76
    2004-2005   21      1,720    81.90      75
    2005-2006   29	    2,306    79.52	75 (twice)
    2006-2007   24      1,917    79.88      73
    TOTALS	    105	    8,542    81.35	73
    

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