Will serve with classmate Rebecca Rogers as co-captains of the Irish in 2003-04 … is a three-time monogram winner for Notre Dame ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in 2002-03, the conference’s first season sponsoring women’s golf … selected to the National Golf Coaches Association’s all-Scholar team for the second consecutive season (3.5 GPA or higher and played in 66% of team’s tournaments) … won the 2002-03 Notre Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award … one of the most consistent players in the program’s history … played in every tournament during her first three years with the Irish (31) and in 36 of 37 tournaments overall through the fall of 2003 … dedicated player who continues to improve all aspects of her game ... has the ability to play a wide variety of shots, which makes her a strong threat to score well in every round ... gets good distance off the tee ... has an 80.38 career average heading into the spring of 2004, which is the fourth-lowest average in the program’s history (behind teammates Katie Brophy, Sarah Bassett and Karen Lotta) ... has had 72 of 89 career rounds (80.9%) count to team scoring, the third-highest total in school history ... during the summer of 2001, qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links ... tied for fourth at the Illinois Women’s Open with a 54-hole total of 231 … Dean’s List student in five of first six semesters at Notre Dame (falls of 2000, 2001 and 2002; springs of 2002 and 2003) … had a 4.000 GPA in the spring of ’03 … member of Notre Dame’s Academic Honors Program, which pairs top student-athletes who excel at the highest level with faculty member mentors.
AS A SENIOR (Fall of 2003): Co-captain of the ‘03-04 Irish … continued her strong, consistent play during the fall of 2003 by appearing in five of six tournaments for the Irish ... had eight of 12 rounds count to team scoring ... also played as an individual entrant in the Notre Dame Invitational … was fifth on the team with a 78.20 average … turned in the top two 54-hole scores of her career during the fall campaign (Cougar Classic, Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate) ... helped Notre Dame win season-opening tournament at the College of Charleston’s Cougar Classic, tying for seventh place with a career-best 54-hole total of seven-over par 223 (70-79-74) ... the team won the tourney with a school-record 889 … her first-round 70 was the lowest round of her Notre Dame career and the second-lowest in school history … struggled in her second tournament of the fall, shooting 248 (80-85-83) at the Mary Fossum Invitational at Michigan State ... playing as an individual, bounced back at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 239 (79-77-83) and finished tied for 14th … fired scores of 75, 81 and 78 for a 54-hole mark of 18-over par 234 at the adidas Fall Invitational, which was hosted by Notre Dame ... ended the fall on a high note by helping Notre Dame win its third tournament of the season at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate … she carded scores of 79, 74 and 76 to shoot 229 at the tourney hosted by the College of Charleston, her second-best 54-hole performance as a member of the Irish.
AS A JUNIOR: Gave the Irish a solid season, appearing in all 12 of Notre Dame’s tournaments in 2002-03 ... an all-BIG EAST selection … selected to the National Golf Coaches Association’s all-Scholar team for the second consecutive season … had 25 of 32 rounds count to team scoring ... also played two rounds as an individual participant … was third on the team with an 80.68 average ... did not play her best at the first two tournaments of the spring, shooting 254 (89-85-80) at the Edwin Watts/ Carolinas Classic and 167 (84-83) at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational … rebounded to finish tied for 12th at the Snowbird Invitational by turning in rounds of 78 and 75 (153) as an individual entrant … had a 244 (81-82-81) at the Baylor/ Tapito Springs Shootout … was Notre Dame’s second finisher at the Indiana Invitational, shooting a two-over par 76 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 242 (82-84-76) … had best performance of the spring when it counted the most, helping Notre Dame win the first-ever BIG EAST championship … placed third in the event and second among Irish golfers with a 234 (82-72-80) … second-round 72 was the lowest round of her career at the time … great play earned her all-BIG EAST honors … opened the fall with a tie for 43rd at the Mary Fossum Invitational at Michigan State with a 241 (81-79-81) ... helped the Irish win the Notre Dame Invitational with a 15th-place finish (third among Irish golfers) in the field of 109 golfers ... shot a 54-hole total of 239 (82-77-80) ... struggled at the Shootout at the Legends with a 247 (86-79-82) ... was 50th in a 92-player field at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational with rounds of 77, 81 and 82 for a 54-hole mark of 240 ... was Notre Dame’s top finisher at the adidas Fall Invitational (tied for 17th) with the best 54-hole total of her career as she fired a 14-over par 230 (76-79-75) ... third-round total of 75 was Byrne’s lowest score of the fall and second-lowest mark of her career ... closed the fall with a 249 (80-81-88) at the Pine Needles Invitational.
AS SOPHOMORE: Selected to the 2001-02 National Golf Coaches Association’s all-Scholar team … participated in all nine tournaments for the Irish during the 2001-02 season … had 17 of 22 rounds count to team scoring ... was third overall with an 81.50 average ... opened the spring with a tie for 24th (fourth among Irish golfers) at the Islander Spring Invitational as she shot a 246 (84-82-80) to help Notre Dame to a seventh-place finish ... was second among Irish golfers (tied for 45th) at the Green Wave Golf Classic in New Orleans with a 36-hole total of 168 (88-80) ... tied for 25th at Snowbird Invitational in Tampa, Fla., to help Irish finish second among 22-team field ... shot 83-76 for a 15-over par 159 ... tied for 61st at the Indiana Invitational with a 249 (80-86-83) ... closed the season with a 164 (83-81) at the Ohio State Buckeye Invitational ... had a strong fall as she finished second among Irish golfers with an 80.70 average in four tournaments covering 10 rounds ... got off to a fast start with a 10th-place tie at the Notre Dame Invitational, helping the team to a fourth-place finish ... shot a 54-hole total of 246 (79-85-82) ... tied for 81st at the Legends of Indiana Tournament with a 24-over par total of 240 (81-79-80) ... was team’s top finisher at the rain-shortened Marilyn Smith/ Sunflower Invitational at the University of Kansas with a six-over par 78, which was good for a 14th-place tie in the field of 93 ... tied for 15th at the Islander Fall Classic in Corpus Christi with a 54-hole total of 243 (77-85-81) ... was second at the fall Campus Championship, finishing six strokes behind Terri Taibl with a 72-hole total of 319 (85-74-80-80) at the Warren Golf Course.
AS A FRESHMAN: Was one of Notre Dame’s top golfers during the 2000-01 season ... finished with an 80.57 season average ... joined Shane Smith as the only Irish golfers to play in all 10 tournaments ... had 21 of 23 (.913) rounds count towards team scoring ... was Notre Dame’s top finisher in four of five spring tournaments ... had a pair of top 10 finishes along the way ... led the team with a 79.82 average in the spring ... top finisher (75th overall) at Carolina’s Collegiate Golf Classic with a 172 (91-81) to start the spring ... led the team and tied for 12th at the Snowbird Invitational in Tampa, Fla., with a 14-over par 158 (78-80) ... led the Irish to the William and Mary Invitational title (in a field of 19) by finishing in a tie for fourth among 97 golfers ... fired a nine-over par 151 on rounds of 76 and 75 ... tied for 42nd at the Indiana Invitational with a 54-hole total of 245 (82-87-76) ... along with teammate Shane Smith tied for third at the Illinois Spring Classic, helping Notre Dame to its third tournament title of the season ... shot a 36-hole total of nine-over par 153 (74-79) ... turned in a strong, consistent fall, scoring in 11 of 12 rounds for the Irish ... 81.17 average was third-best on the team ... was second on squad and 36th overall at Central District Classic with a 54-hole total of 243 (79-83-81) ... was 15th among 67 golfers at the Notre Dame Invitational with rounds of 83-81-80 for a 244 total ... tied for 51st at Lady Northern Invitational with a 54-hole mark of 240 (84-78-78) ... tied for 76th at rain-shortened Michigan State Invitational with an 84 ...led the Irish and was 77th among 104 golfers at the NCAA Fall Preview with a 163 (84-79) ... fired back-to-back rounds of 78 for a 156 total at the Lady Northern Invitational ... the two 78s were her single-best rounds of the fall ... opened fall with a second place finish at the 2000 Campus Championship by shooting a 36-hole total of 161 (83-78) at the Warren Golf Course on the Notre Dame campus.
PREP & PERSONAL: Played four years of varsity golf at Buffalo Grove High School, where she was coached by Mark Schaetzlein ... two-time team captain and four-time team MVP ...chosen as a National High School Coaches Association High School All-American in 1999 ... as a junior, helped Buffalo Grove to sectional championship and finished 10th in the state tournament ... holds school records for lowest 18-hole round (70) and lowest nine-hole round (34) ... missed the cut from stroke play to match play by one stroke at the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links (156) ...1999 and 2000 winner of the Barrington Invitational ... 2000 IJGA Match Play champion ... won 1999 CDGA Jr. Girls Open, Maggie Rogers Invitational and IWGA Junior Girls Open ... born March 11, 1982 in Arlington Heights, Ill. ...daughter of Tom and Rosalie Byrne ... full name is Shannon Elizabeth Byrne ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters majoring in political science and Spanish.
Byrne's Career Statistics
|Year||Tourn.||Rds/Tm Rds||(Count)||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54|
| 2002-03||12 || 34/32||(25)||2,743||80.68||72(E)||153(+9) ||230(+14)|
| Fall of 2003||5|| 15/12||(8)||1,173||78.20||70(-2)||--------||223(+7)|