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    Quick Facts Location ............ Fayetteville, Ark. Enrollment ........................ 19,191 Colors ........... Cardinal and White Founded ..............March 27, 1871 Nickname ....................Razorbacks Conference .............. Southeastern Chancellor .Dr. G. David Gearhart Athletic Director ............Jeff Long Ath. Dept. Phone ... 479-575-4959 Home Courses Pinnacle .................. 72/6,103 Blessings ................. 72/6,100

    Coaching Information Head Coach .. Shauna Estes-Taylor Alma Mater .....Georgia, 2000 Assistant ................... Mike Adams Alma Mater ..Newberry, 1977

    Team Information 2008 Record SEC Finish ............................T2nd Postseason .....T9 NCAA West Reg. Returners .................................... 6 Newcomers ................................. 4 Letterwinners Lost ..................... 3

    Media Information Asst. MR Director ....... Jeri Thorpe Phone ..................... 479-575-5037 Email Website .

    3-6 2009-10 Preview

    21-29 2008-09 Review

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    Media Media Relations

    The media relations offices at the University of Ar- kansas have merged, combining both men’s and women’s athletics under the direction of Kevin Trainor, Associate AD for Media Relations and Communications. Our of- fices are located in Barnhill Arena. Please call 479-575- 2751 for more information.

    Women’s Golf Contact Jeri Thorpe, Assistant Media Relations Director, re- turns for her 16th season at Arkansas and her 15th year handling the media relations duties for the Razorback golf team. Please direct all media inquiries to Thorpe.

    Jeri Thorpe O: 479-575-5037 C: 479-283-3344


    Interview Policies All interviews with players and coaches must be ar- ranged through the Media Relations Office. Phone in- terviews with out-of-town media are encouraged and can also be arranged. Coach Estes-Taylor and her staff are generally available in their offices weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. All requests for information should be made to Jeri Thorpe in the Media Relations Office. The Arkansas locker rooms are closed to media at all times.

    Facilities/Parking Blessings and the Fred W. and Mary B. Smith Training Facility are closed to the media and the public. Located in nearby Johnson, Ark., access can be obtained by con- tacting Jeri Thorpe in the Media Relations Office.

    Credits The 2009 Arkansas golf media guide was written and edited by Assistant Media Relations Director Jeri Thorpe with assistance from Associate Athletic Director Kevin Trainor, Assistant Athletic Director Bill Smith and the golf staff. Photography by Wesley Hitt, David Yerby, Russell Cothern, Jon VerHoeven, Walt Beazley, Wesley Hitt, Gary Yandell, Bob Solorio, David Benyak and Vance Green.

    Golf Media Guide This media guide laid out, designed and edited in-house using Adobe In-Design and Photoshop. The 2009-10 Ar- kansas women’s golf media guide was printed at Multi- Ad in Peoria, Ill.

    2009-10 Golf Media Guide Honored The University of Arkansas women’s golf media guide was named third-best in the country and best cover in the nation by the College Sports Information Directors of America’s (CoSIDA) publication contest committee. The annual book, which details the history of the women’s golf program highlighting the current season, was writ- ten, designed and typeset by Assistant Media Relations Director Jeri Thorpe with editorial assistance from As- sistant Athletic Director Dr. Bill Smith. It was printed at Multi-Ad in Peoria, Ill., and the honor is one of several printing awards for the athletic department last year.

    The 2009-10 academic year makes the second sea- son for The site features expanded information on all 19 Razorback teams. Fans can follow women’s golf live stats and here press conferences for every event. Find schedules, statistics, features, results and much, much more on

    Arkansas Media Relations Staff

    Kevin Trainor Assoc. AD

    Dr. Bill Smith Asst. AD

    Robby Edwards Assoc. MR

    Zack Higbee Assoc. MR

    Zach Lawson Asst. MR

    Molly O’Mara Asst. MR

    Phil Pierce Asst. MR

    Jeri Thorpe Asst. MR

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    Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor knows the Razorbacks’ golf game is there. She knows the team will take care of business in the classroom, in the com- munity and on the course. Her focus this season is to teach the Razorbacks how to believe in themselves. To trust that all the hard work and commitment they put in will pay off. With six returners and four newcomers on the ros- ter, Estes-Taylor has one of her largest and most deep squads with every member capable of going low. Who will emerge as the Razorbacks’ top players this year? Only time will tell. “It’s time for us to step it up a notch and get com- fortable with being in the winner’s circle every time we compete,” said Estes-Taylor. “Our team motto this year will be a famous quote by Vince Lombardi: “Winning: you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” “We know this is true in life and sport,” she contin- ued. “We will focus our training around this statement because to accomplish our individual and team goals this will have to be at the forefront of our thinking and our daily mind-set. We will work hard in school, in the weight room, and at daily practice to make our goals for this season a reality.” Arkansas has three seniors and a redshirt junior pro- viding a lot of experience in the lineup. Returning for

    We must BELIEVE that we belong at the top and be comfortable with that thought. - Estes-Taylor

    their final seasons are Krsitin Ingram, Tiffany Phelps and Alex Schulte with Corinna Rees coming off a red- shirt year in 2008-09. Ingram and Schulte have played in nearly every event during their Razorback careers and have the most collegiate experience on the roster. Ingram is coming off her most successful season as a Razorback. She shaved nearly two strokes off her sophomore season average and had four top 15 finish-

    Kristin Ingram

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    es. She posted a career-best tie for fourth at the SEC Championships - the best finish by a Razorback other than Stacy Lewis who won in 2005 and 2008. “Kristin is an amazing young lady,” said Estes-Tay- lor. “She works extremely hard in the classroom and has been a consistent leader on our team. She has a very sound golf swing that holds up in every condition. We have leaned on her a lot the past three years. She is the complete package and has the ability to win any tournament we play in this coming season.” Schulte is also coming off a career-best year as a ju- nior. She played in all 10 events with a career-best Regi- nal Championship finish in 2009. Sometimes up-and- down, Schulte will look to improve her consistency in her final season. “Alex is one of our three seniors that brings a lot of collegiate playing experience to our team,” said Es- tes-Taylor. “She is an amazing putter and ball striker. She has always been a very important part of our line-

    up because she has the ability to go low any day. She won the Arkansas Women’s State Amateur Cham- pionship for the second straight summer, so she knows how to win. It will be my job to get her comfortable with carrying that over into our collegiate season.” P h e l p s and Rees have

    several events between them and both had a solid sum- mer of amateur play coming into this season. “Tiffany is a senior that I will miss very much,” said Estes-Taylor. “She embodies everything we look for in a complete student-athlete. She is extremely smart and has a work ethic this is top-notch. Tiffany is coming off of some great summer golf and I’m excited to get her in our line-up this year. “Corinna is coming off of a red-shirt year where she was able to focus on growing her game in many ways,” Estes-Taylor continued. “She trained hard in the weight room and picked up some distance. She has had an amazing summer of amateur golf and I have been very impressed with her results. I expect her to come back rejuvenated and excited to put her new style of play to the test.” Junior Kelli Shean has also competed in every event while at Arkansas. Shean and Rees made summer ap-

    Corinna Rees

    Preivew Alex Schulte

    Tiffany Phelps

    pearances at the U.S. Wo m e n ’ s Amateur as well. “Kelli is one of the most excit- ing and dy- namic play- ers to watch in competi- tion,” said Estes-Tay- lor. “She has tre- m e n d o u s length and we have w o r k e d hard to develop her short game over the past two years. She has made amazing strides and I feel like she has the opportunity to win every time she tees it up. The key with Kelli is getting her comfortable with being in contention every week. Her goal is to become and All- American and she has all the weapons to accomplish this goal. She is a difference-maker on our team and I look for her to have a break out year for us. “I’m looking for our upperclassmen to provide a great deal of leadership and guidance to the rest of the team,” said Estes-Taylor.


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