Notre Dame opens season at 8:30 a.m. (ET) Saturday with first two rounds of Michigan State tournament.
Huffer secures third top-20 finish of year, highlighting Fighting Irish effort in Symetra Tour event in South Bend.
Huffer, Nakazaki both among top 50 heading into final round of Symetra Tour event in South Bend.
Ferreira caps off first U.S. Open appearance, Nakazaki fires opening-round 70 to lead Notre Dame trio at Symetra Tour event in South Bend.
Notre Dame graduates Becca Huffer ('12) and Noriko Nakazaki ('07) and incoming freshman Kari Bellville will all compete in the Symetra Tour's Four Winds Invitational this weekend in South Bend.
Images of the Fighting Irish during the run to another NCAA tournament.
AS A SENIOR: Named team captain as a senior at Notre Dame ... led the team in scoring average (75.34), rounds in the 70's (27), top-10's (4) and wins (1) ... carded 29 rounds on season ... all-BIG EAST honoree ... named BIG EAST Sport Scholar-Athlete Award recipient ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women's Open where she shot a (161/+17) to miss the cut ... turned pro following her senior year ... finished second in first pro tournament -the Health One Colorado Women's Open (215/-1) ... started the season strong with a 34th-place finish (231/+15) among a talented field at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (Sept. 19-21) in Wolcott, Colo. ... followed up with a team-leading 224 (+8) at the Tar Heel Invitational at the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Oct. 7-9) ... brought home the only Irish medalist finish of the fall (220/+4) after firing a closing, one-under par, 71 at the Hoosier Fall Invitational at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. (Oct. 17-18) ... wrapped up the fall season with another solid performance after carding a team-best 73 in the final round of the Landfall Tradition (227/+11), finishing in a tie for 10th at the Country Club of Landfall (Oct. 28-30) ... tallied a top-45 finish at rain-shortened Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C. after firing a 13-over par 155 ... finished in a tie for 23rd at the LSU Tiger Classic after shooting a 229 (+13) ... carded a team-leading 221 (+5) at Notre Dame Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. ... registered three rounds in the mid 70's (76-73-75) en route to an eight-over par finish (224) at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic ... tallied third top-10 finish in senior campaign at BIG EAST Championship, finishing fifth (226, +10) ... capped off Irish career with T-26th finish (228, +12) at NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio ... received Monogram Club MVP award ... honored as Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete award recipient ... helped team set academic record for highest-team grade-point average in Notre Dame history (3.776 GPA).
AS A JUNIOR: Collected four top-10 finishes during the 2010-11 season while carding a 74.9 average on her way to earning all-BIG EAST honors ... played as part of the starting five in all five of Notre Dame's fall tournaments ... recorded a 74.8 stroke average during the fall ... shot a 226 (76-77-73) and finished tied for 10th in leading the Irish to a first-place finish in the season opener at the Mary Fossum Invitational ... carded a 231 (77-75-79) and helped the Irish claim first place at the William K. Warren Irish Invite ... registered a 222 (76-76-70) at Mercedes-Benz Championship where the Irish finished in fifth place ... carded a 218 (72-73-73) and had the sixth-best 54-hole total as Notre Dame earned a sixth-place finish at the Landfall Tradition ... led Notre Dame to a third-place finish in the final event of the fall campaign at the Alamo Invitational while shooting a 231 (79-72-80) ... opened the spring season with back-to-back 229's at the Central District Invitational (75-78-76) and Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational (75-79-75) ... posted her best score of the season at the John Kirk/Panther Invite, carding a five-under 211 (70-71-70) that was good for second place ... finished tied for 63rd at the regular season finale, the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, with a 232 (78-76-78) ... finished fourth at the BIG EAST Championships with a 223 (72-76-75) ... fired rounds of 75, 77 and 74 at the Warren Golf Course in the NCAA Central Regional, helping the Irish advance to the NCAA Championship ... finished tied for 24th at the NCAA Championship with a 296 (80-71-73-72).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in all 11 events for the Irish on the season ... Notre Dame's most consistent golfer throughout the 2009-10 campaign as evidenced by her team best 74.90 stroke average ... saw all 30 of her rounds counted towards team scoring, becoming just the sixth player in program history to have every round of a season counted towards team scoring ... finished in the top-20 in 10 of 11 events ... earned her second all-BIG EAST honor ... named BIG EAST Golfer of the Month (October) ... began the season with a 14th-place finish (223, 76-75-72) at the Mary Fossum Invitational ... fired a two-round total of 149 (T-14th, 76-73) at the Bettie Lou Evans Invite ... shot an even par 216 to claim fifth place at the Windy City Collegiate ... continued her string of top-20 finishes by claiming 15th (223, 75-74-74) at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship ... carded a 74 (T-13th) at the Alamo Invitational ... shot a 222 (T-14th, 76-73-73) at the Central District Invitational ... carded an even par 70 in the second round (T-18th, 221, 74-70-77) at the SunTrust Gator Invitational ... fired a three-day total of 234 (81-78-75) for a seventh-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... capped off her all-conference season with a 16th-place finish (231, 75-79-77), at the NCAA Central Regional, where she narrowly missed individual qualification for the 2010 NCAA Championship field ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... spent the summer of 2010 playing in various USGA events ... advanced to the round-of-32 at the `10 Women's Amateur Public Links Championship ... advanced to the round-of-64 at the `10 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship ... placed ninth with the second-lowest score by an amateur at the Colorado Open ... Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP award recipient.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all of Notre Dame's 11 events ... led the team with a 75.55 stoke average, the fifth best single-season mark in program history ... had 31 of a possible 33 rounds counted towards the team score ... earned all-BIG EAST honors while also being named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year ... opened her Irish career with a 37th-place showing at the Cougar Classic with a 223 (73-77-73) ... finished 10th at the Mary Fossum Invitational after shooting a 224 (80-73-71) ... her final round 71 marked her first career under par round ... carded a 223 (75-74-74) at the Heather Farr Memorial ... had all three of her rounds counted at the event, helping the Irish to the win and record the lowest 54-hole team total in program history (-6/858) ... also helped Notre Dame to its lowest single round team score in program history at the event, as the Irish combined to card a 281 in the second round ... shot a 228 at the Lady Northern (77-75-76) to finish ninth, marking her best career finish ... tied for 12th with a 228 (82-73-73) at the Landfall Tradition to close out the fall season ... opened the spring with a 237(82-78-77) at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge ... tied for 16th at the LSU Classic by carding a 217 (72-74-71) ... carded a 227 (73-77-77) at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational ... closed out the regular season with a 231 (75-77-79) at the Bryan National Collegiate ... shot a 225 (75-74-76) to finish tied for 11th at the BIG EAST Championship to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... carded a 230 (76-73-81) to tie for 27th at the NCAA Central Regional ... she was Notre Dame's top-finisher at that event ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Year ... earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Named Colorado's 2008 high school Female Athlete of the Year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (in Jan. of 2009) ... a four-year letter winner at Littleton (Colo.) ... captured the 2008 Colorado championship by shooting a five-under par 139 (72-67) ... her 13-stroke victory is a state record ... won the 2006 5A state champion by posting a class record with a six-under par 138 total (68-70) ... selected as the 2006 all-Colorado Player of the Year according to the Denver Post ... a three-time Denver Post all-Colorado selection and was tabbed as the 2006 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year for golf ... The Rocky Mountain News honored her as its all-Colorado player of the year in 2006 ... a three-time all-Colorado selection by The Rocky Mountain News ... in the spring of 2008, she won the Colorado Public Links Qualifier by three shots after carding a 73 ... low amateur, and second overall, at the Colorado Women's Open in May of 2008 with a 221 (75-71-74) ... named to the Colorado Junior Golf Association (CJGA) all-star team for 10-straight seasons ... qualified for five USGA Girls' Junior Championships, two USGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championships and one USGA Women's Amateur Championship ... qualified for match play four times and three times she has earned qualifier medalist honors by shooting 70 and 74 twice ... in 2007, she was one of only seven women to qualify for the Girls' Junior, Women's Amateur Public Links and Women's Amateur USGA Championships ... qualified for eight USGA Championships from 2003-07 in addition to qualifying for the USGA US Women's Open sectional qualifier on two occasions ... a three-time Colorado Women's Golf Association (CWGA) junior player of the year (2005-07) ... one of four girls to receive the 2007 USGA Girls' Junior Championship medal for qualifying five times ... in 2003, she became the youngest individual to qualify for the USGA Girls' Junior Championship ... captured the CWGA Women's Match Play Championship and the CWGA Junior Stroke Play Championship in 2005 ... named the Denver Post student-athlete of the week on two occasions ... Littleton High School academic letterwinner as she was on the school's highest honor roll (3.8 GPA and above) from 2004-07 ... in addition to being a member of the National Honor Society, she was the recipient of the 2007 Masonic Lodge Award for outstanding achievement in the junior class for her character, integrity, leadership and scholarship ... daughter of Gary and Mary Singer Huffer ... her mother is a 1979 graduate of Notre Dame and was a member of the first Fighting Irish varsity tennis team ... has two brothers, Christopher (a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame) and Zach ... graduate with a degree in industrial design from Notre Dame in May of 2012.
Huffer's Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rds/Tm Rds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field)- Event (Score)|
|2008-09||11||33/33||31||2,493||75.55||71 (-1)||149 (+5)||217 (+4)||T-9th (82)- Lady Northern Invitational (228)|
|2009-10||11||30/30||30||2,247||74.90||70 (-2)||144 (E)||216 (E)||5th (81)- Windy City Collegiate (216)|
|2010-11||12||37/37||34||2,774||74.97||70 (-2)||141 (-3)||211 (-5)||2nd (81)- John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate (211)||2011-12||10||29/29||28||2,185||75.34||71 (-1)||155 (+13)||220 (+4)||1st (65) - Hoosier Fall Invitational (220)|
|Totals||44||129/129||123||9,699||75.19||70 (-2)||141 (-3)||211 (-5)||1st (65) - Hoosier Invitational (220)|