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    Katie Brophy  
    Katie Brophy

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Spokane, WA

    High School:
    Gonzaga Prep

    Height:
    5-6

    Birthdate:
    05/26/1984

    Experience:
    2V


    An extremely talented golfer who is a major reason for the recent success of the Notre Dame program ... a two-time team co-captain along with fellow senior Suzie Hayes ... has captured a school-record three tournament victories in her threeplus seasons of play ...has really improved her consistency over the past year ... one of the longest hitters on the team ... looks to improve scoring average with work on her short game ... threetime monogram winner, who has had a major impact since her arrival on campus ... name appears numerous times in the Fighting Irish record books ... first career win came at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational in the fall of 2002 ... carded a 36-hole total of 147 (+3), an Irish record that she would later eclipse ... won co-medalist honors at the first-ever BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship ... also earned all-BIG EAST honors again in 2004 as she placed fourth in the conference tournament ... three-time member on the National Golf Coaches Association's all- Scholar team (3.5 GPA or higher and played in 66% of team's tournaments) ... named team MVP following the 2002-03 and 2004-05 seasons ... has a great attitude on the course and is very determined ... consistently works at improving all aspects of her game ... has 15 team-leading tournament efforts, which places her third all-time in school history ... currently second for career stroke average at Notre Dame with a 77.28 average in 122 rounds of play in 43 tournaments ... only golfer in school history to win at least three tournaments in her career ... shot three-under par 141 at the Jeannine McHaney Invitational/Central Regional Preview, which is a Notre Dame record for a 36-hole total, to help lead the Irish to victory ... individually won the tournament as well to notch her third career win ... fifth-lowest 54-hole Irish total of all-time with a 220 (+4) at the Shoot-Out at The Legends in the fall of 2005 ... set program record for most rounds counted toward team scoring with 33 (out of 34) rounds in the 2002-03 campaign ... first in program history with 112 (out of 122) rounds counting towards the team score ... her percentage of rounds scored (.918) is third-highest in Fighting Irish history ... her first three season stroke averages are among the top-10 in school history ... has carded seven rounds of 71 or below, including three rounds with a threeunder par 69 ... seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in her career ... a member of Debby King's first-ever recruiting class at Notre Dame.

    AS A SENIOR (Fall of 2005): Played in all six events and was second on the team with a 76.00 stroke-average ... only member of the team to have all 17 rounds count towards the team score ... had team leading efforts at the Shoot-Out at The Legends and the Tyson/Embassy Suites Invitational ... shot a career-best 54- hole tournament score of 220 (+4) with rounds of 76, 74 and 70 at the Shoot-Out at The Legends to place eighth among the field of 95 ... top round of the fall came in the third round of the Legends where she fired a two-under par 70 ... also placed eighth the following week at the Tyson/Embassy Suites Invitational with a six-over par 222 (71-77-74) to lead the Irish to a second-place finish ... opened the campaign by firing a 20-over par 236 (80- 79-77) at the Notre Dame Invitational to tie for 14th and help the Irish to the victory ... shot a 15-over par 231 (78-75-78) at the Lady Northern Invitational at the Indiana University Championship Golf Course, which tied her for 31st ... posted a consistent effort at the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown with rounds of 75, 75 and 76 for a 226 (+10) total, which placed her in a tie for 44th overall ... finished the fall season with a 36-hole 13-over par total of 157 (76-81) to tie for 14th at the Lady Jaguar Invitational.

    AS A JUNIOR: Named Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP ... led the Irish with a 76.46 scoring average in 35 rounds of play ... three top-10 finishes ... part of the team's lineup in all 13 tournaments ... team-high seven team-leading tournament efforts ... one of only two Irish golfers, along with Noriko Nakazaki, to appear in every event ... had 31 of her 35 rounds count towards the team score ... team-high four rounds under par ... captured a huge victory at the Jeannine McHaney Invitational/Central Regional Preview ... the performance helped the Irish lock up what was the program's biggest victory to date and her third individual crown at Notre Dame ... opened the slate with a 230 (74-77-79) at the Notre Dame Invitational to tie for 12th ... cut three strokes off that total at her next event where she fired an 11-over par 227 (82-69- 76), which included a career-best threeunder par 69 in round two, at the Lady Northern Invitational to pace the team with a 17th-place finish ... school-record 36-hole tournament total of 141 (69-72), which is three-under par, gave her the McHaney Invitational title against a solid 95-golfer field ... followed the win at the McHaney Invitational with another top-10 and team-leading showing, this time at the Shoot-Out at The Legends as she carded another 227 (74-75-78) to place in a tie for eighth overall ... the Lady Razorback Invitational saw her fire her third three-under par 69 of the campaign ... she tied for 12th after totaling a 229 (81- 79-69) for the three rounds of play ... finished the fall with a 223 (78-71-74),which was good for a tie at 14th, at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate ... began the spring with a team-leading effort at the Central District Classic with a 15-over par 231 (77-74-80) score to tie for 39th ... recorded a 12th-place finish to help the Irish to victory at the St. Croix Collegiate Classic as she posted a 20-over par 236 (75- 82-79) total ... two-round total of 154 (76-78) at the Indiana Invitational to place tied for fifth with her 10-over par score ... led the Fighting Irish at the Lady Boilermaker Invitational as she turned in rounds of 74, 77 and 78 for a 229 (+13) total to tie for 18th ... at the Lady B u c k e y e Invitational, she led the team yet again with a seven-over par 223 (733-74-76), which matched her low-round of the season, to tie for sixth among a strong field of 93 ... failed to earn all- BIG EAST honors for the first time in her career as she placed 16th by carding an 18-over par 90 in the only round of play at the conference championship ... shot rounds of 78, 83 and 75 at the NCAA Central Regional ... the 236 (+20) tally tied her for 68th among the 107- golfer field at the Jerry S. Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, Texas.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Joined Noriko Nakazaki as the only two Fighting Irish golfers to compete in all 12 events ... second on the team with a 77.58 scoring average and had 31 of 36 rounds count toward team scoring ... collected three top-five and five top-10 finishes ... top finish occurred at the Indiana Invitational where she tied for second after firing a one-over par 223 (72-74-77) ... the Irish placed fifth overall as a team in that event ... garnered all-BIG EAST honors for the second straight season as she tied for fourth at the conference tournament with an eight-over par 224 (75-75-74) to help Notre Dame to its second BIG EAST title in as many seasons ... ended the season on a disappointing note by carding a 251 (79-90-82) at the NCAA central regional ... began the spring with a 240 (78-81-81) to tie for 26th overall at the St. Croix Collegiate Classic, where the Irish finished tied for fifth as a team ... at the Baylor/Tapatio Shootout, shot a 243 (81-77-85) to finish 64th ... struggled at the Lady Boilermaker Invitational as she carded a 249 (87-83-79) to tie for 44th ... opened the fall by shooting a (then) career-best 54-hole total of 223 (74- 73-76) to tie for seventh and help the Irish win the 17-team Cougar Classic with a school-record 889 ... scored well at the Mary Fossum Invitational, turning in a pair of 76's and a third-round 79 to finish in a 12th-place tie with 231 ... earned third top-five finish of her career at the Notre Dame Invitational, shooting a 54-hole total of 233 (80-79-74) to tie for fifth place ... at the Shoot-Out at The Legends of Indiana, fired a career-low 54-hole total of five-over par 221 (75-72-74), which is the third-best 54-hole mark in school history ... second-round 72 was first score of even par or better for 18 holes ... carded three rounds of 77 for a 231 total at the adidas Fall Invitational ... ended the fall campaign playing very well, finishing tied for first among Irish golfers and tied for sixth overall at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate ... helped Notre Dame win the tourney by shooting scores of 75, 78 and a career-low round of 71 for a 224 total ... final-round 71 tied the third-lowest 18- hole total in school history.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Stepped right into the Irish lineup to play a key role in her first year at Notre Dame ... named team MVP ... became the first golfer in school history to win two tournaments in her career, let alone in a single season, by winning the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational and earning co-medalist honors at the BIG EAST Championship ... also earned all-BIG EAST honors in '02-'03 ... selected to the 2002-03 National Golf Coaches Association's all-Scholar team ... finished the year first on the team in stroke average with 78.44, was a then program record (minimum 20 rounds) ... one of two players (also senior Shannon Byrne) to play in all 12 of Notre Dame's tournaments ... had 33 of 34 rounds (97.1%), including all 16 rounds played in the spring, count toward the team's score, which is a school record for rounds counted toward team scoring, as well as the second-best season percentage ever ... led the team in the spring with a 78.13 average for the semester... started the spring finishing second among Irish golfers with a 247 (86- 85-76) at the Edwin Watts/Carolinas Classic, tying for 48th place ... won medalist honors in a field of 75 golfers at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational by shooting a school-record 36-hole total of three-over par 147 (73-74) ... first-round 73 matched best 18-hole total of the season ... had a tough first round in the Snowbird Invitational, shooting an 82, but came back with a second-round 74 to finish tied for 22nd with a 156 ... top Irish finisher at the Baylor/Tapito Springs Shootout with a 54-hole total of 235 (80-77-78) ... carded a 233 (82-74-77) at the Indiana Invitational to lead Notre Dame for second consecutive tournament and the third time of the spring ... finished 14th at the Bloomington, Ind., event ... guided Notre Dame to victory at the first-ever BIG EAST Championship ... earned co-medalist honors (out of 20 golfers) with her top performance of the season, firing rounds of 77, 75 and 77 for a 13-over par 229 ... also awarded all-BIG EAST honors ... at the conclusion of the fall schedule, ranked second on the squad with a 78.89 stroke average ... tied for 43rd in her first collegiate tournament - the Mary Fossum Invitational at Michigan State ... fired a 54-hole total of 241 (78-80-83) ... tied for 20th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 242 (87-78-77) ... was second among Irish golfers and tied for 51st at the Shoot-Out at The Legends with a 20-over par 236 (77-79-80) ... tied for 28th at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Wichita with a 233 (77-76-80) ... finished third among Irish golfers and 27th overall at the adidas Fall Invitational with a 235 (81-75-79) ... closed the fall by tying for 16th place (her best finish of the fall) at the Pine Needles Invitational ... turned in scores of 78, 73 and 82 for a 20-over par 233 ... second round of one-over par 73 was her top round of the fall.

    PREP & PERSONAL: One of 10 collegiate golfers selected to compete in the NCAA All-Star Golf Tour in Asia during the summer of 2005 ... the squad spent one week in South Korea, two weeks in Japan and then the final week was spent in Hong Kong and China ... competed at the 104th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in the summer of 2004 ... advanced farther than any other golfer in Notre Dame history before being defeated in the second round by defending NCAA individual champion Sarah Huarte of the University of California ... lettered four years in golf at Gonzaga Prep ... played volleyball as a freshman and ran cross country as a sophomore ... selected all-conference and allcity for three consecutive years ... team MVP as a junior and senior ... along with her younger sister, Ellie, led Gonzaga Prep to the Washington state women's golf championship as a senior ... won the Big East Invitational as a senior by shooting a course-record 66 at Wandemere Golf Course ... was the Greater Spokane League MVP as a senior and had a scoring average of 73.00 ... qualified for the U.S. Girls Junior championship twice ... advanced to stroke play in the summer of 2001 ...selected to Girls Junior America's Cup twice ... won the 2002 America's Cup in Costa Mesa, Calif., with a 216 (74-72-70) ... received the Joann Teats "Most Inspirational" Award in 2001 ... hails from the same area as former Irish golfers Kassio Shea (`97) and Katie King (`98) ... born May 26, 1984, in Saginaw, Mich. ... daughter of Michael and Nancy Brophy ... has two sisters and one brother ... father is a 1973 graduate of Notre Dame ... full name is Kathleen Frances Brophy ... a two-time Dean's List member at Notre Dame (fall- '02, fall-`04) ... a 2004-05 BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... carries a 3.550 grade-point average as a sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters.

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