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    Renata Young
    Renata Young
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    London, Ontario, Canada

    High School:
    Bentonville, Ark.

    Birthdate:
    09/21/1981

    AT ILLINOIS...

    Fall 2002: Played in all five tournaments and ranked second on the team with a stroke average of 76.86 ? Recorded two Top 10 finishes during the fall? Illinois? top finisher at the Mary Fossum Invitational, placing fifth with a career-low 54-hole score of 224 ? Finished sixth at the Pat Bradley Championship ? Fired a career-low round of 2-under par 70 during the second round of the Pat Bradley Championship.

    2001-02: Competed in all 11 tournaments on the season, ranking second on the team with a stroke average of 79.2 ? Earned third Varsity ?I? letter ? Finished a career-best third at the Illini Spring Classic with a score of 150, the eighth-lowest 36-hole score in school history ? Recorded three Top 10 finishes individually, tallying an eighth place finish at the Indiana Invitational and a ninth place finish at the Shootout at The Legends in addition to her third place showing at the Illini Spring Classic ? Shot a season?s-best score of even-par 72 in her first round of the year at the Lady Northern ? Recorded season-low 54-hole scores of 227 twice, at the Lady Northern and the Shootout at The Legends ? Academic All-Big Ten ? NGCA All-Scholar Team ??Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.

    2000-01: Played in all 11 tournaments as a sophomore, earning her second Varsity ?I? letter ? Ranked third on the Illini with a stroke average of 79.9 for the year ? Recorded two Top 20 finishes, placing sixth at the Illini Spring Classic with a season-low 36-hole score of 155, and 17th at the Baytree Classic with a 229 ? Shot her lowest round of the season, a one-under par 71, during the second round of play at the Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan Invitational ? Shot a season?s-best 54-hole score of 228 at Arkansas Little Rock ? Was Illinois? top finisher at the Big Ten Championship, carding a 322 to finish 41st individually ? Academic All-Big Ten ? NGCA All-Scholar Team.

    1999-2000: Participated in all 11 tournaments, earning her first Varsity ?I? letter ? Recorded the second-best stroke average (81.0) ? Shot her lowest round of the season, a 73, en route to a tie for 13th place at the Snowbird Intercollegiate ? Highest finish of the year was a tie for sixth place at the Illini Spring Classic (157) ? Recorded three Top 20 finishes.

    High School: Medalist in district tournament her junior and senior years ... Was an all-state golf selection sophomore-senior years ... Won the Rotary Club Sportsmanship Award in golf her junior and senior years and in volleyball her junior year ... Was an all-conference volleyball player and a soccer MVP ... Won award for being the Most Outstanding Female Athlete as a senior ... Finished second in the Arkansas State Golf Tournament as a senior ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and had a 4.0 GPA.

    Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1981 in Canada ? Daughter of Pam and Bill Gonzalez of Leeds, England and Wade Young of London, Ontario ? Majoring in biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine ? Minoring in Spanish ? Three-time George Huff Award Winner ? Career goal is to use medical knowledge to help the underprivileged in an overseas country ? Most grateful to her parents for ?their constant support and encouragement.?

    Young's Career Statistics

    Year       Rounds    Shots    Avg.    Low Round
    1999-2000    27      2,186    80.96      73
    2000-2001    27      2,158    79.93      71
    2001-2002    30      2,376    79.2       72
    Fall 2002    14      1,076    76.86      70
    Total        98      7,796    79.55      70
    


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