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    Megan O'Neal
    Megan O'Neal
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Glenview, Ill.

    High School:
    Glenbrook South

    Birthdate:
    09/27/1982

    AT ILLINOIS
    2004-2005:
    Junior co-captain...co-chair of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... Participated in two tournaments on the year, the Lady Northern Intercollegiate and Lady Herd/El Diablo Intercollegiate.

    2003-04: Competed in nine tournaments on the season, earning her first Varsity "I" letter ... Recorded a career-high finish of 30th at the Pat Bradley Championship ... Carded a career-low round of 76 at the Illini Spring Classic ... Fifth on the team in stroke average ... Member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... Finished second at the NIWGA summer tournament at Cog Hill ... Earned recognition as a George Huff Award winner (excellence in athletics and academics).

    2002-03: Redshirted the season ... Following the season, she competed in the Illinois Open and the Women's Western Open.

    2001-02: Shot a three-round score of 261 at the Lady Northern at Stone Creek ... Carded a 173 at the Illini Spring Classic ... Traveled with the team on its golf trip over spring break, competing in a dual meet vs. Incarnate Word ... Carded a season-low round of 85 twice, at the Lady Northern and the Illini Spring Classic.

    High School: Earned four varsity letters in golf ... Competed in the state tournament as a junior and senior ... Won the 2001 Chicago District Golf Association junior girls' title ... 2001 Northern Illinois junior girls' champion ... Three-time all-conference selection in the Central Suburban League ... Finished 21st in the 2001 Women's Illinois Open ... National Honor Society member and member of the Academy of International Studies.

    Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1982 ... Daughter of Tim and Lynn O'Neal ... Will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in elementary education ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National Athlete Honor Society in 2004 ... Father, Tim, is a golf pro at North Shore C.C., member of the PGA of America who recently won the PGA Bill Strausbaugh Club Relations Award, and is on the board of directors of the Illinois PGA ... Studied ballet from ages 2-17 and played the piano for seven years ... Sister, Kelsey, is a freshman on the Illini golf team ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as winning three tournaments during the summer of 2001 ... Lists her parents as having most influenced her athletic career, her father "because he taught me how to play golf and love the game," and her mother, "for her support."

    O'Neal's Career Statistics

    Year      Rounds    Shots     Avg.    Low 18
    2001-2002   6        524     87.33    85 (2)
    2003-2004   26      2,197    84.50      76
    2004-2005   6        536     89.33      83
    Total       38      3,257    85.71      76
    


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