|Frida Gustafsson Spang|
Senior Is First Pirate To Take Home All-America Honors In School History
Spang Jumps 26 Spots Into A Tie For 16th After Round Two
Duo Recognized For Athletic Success During The Month
Pirates claim runner-up honors as a team
Petersson And Spang Record Top 5 Finishes
As a Junior (2014-15)
Stands first on ECU's all-time career stroke average charts at 73.69 (minimum 50 rounds) ... One of four unanimous selections to the 2015 American All-Conference Team and became the seventh golfer in program history to be named to three all-conference teams ... Named AAC Golfer-of-the-Month for September (2014) ... Participated in third-straight NCAA postseason event after becoming the third player in school history to earn an automatic bid as an individual joining Adrienne Millican (2004) and Lene Krog (2007) - both would advance to the NCAA Championships ... Finished tied for 35th at the Raleigh Regional with a 10-over par 226 (76-77-73) ... Played in 11 events (33 round) posting a team-low 73.97 stroke average, the fifth-lowest single-season average ... Recorded eight top 15 finishes with six coming during the spring portion of the Pirates schedule ... Won individual medalist honors at the Minnesota Invitational in September of 2014, her third individual tournament title ... Set new 54-hole record at the Minnesota Invitational with a 9-under par 207 finishing eight strokes ahead of Minnesota's Anna Laorr ... Her final tally was one stroke off her school-record mark of 206, which she set in the Fall of 2012 ... Claimed a share of 13th place at the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championships with a 6-over par 222 (74-77-71) ... Finished fifth at the UCF Challenge with a tournament score of 210 (six-under par) to open the spring part of the Pirates schedule ... Then reeled off five-straight top 15 placements before the NCAA Regionals ... Carded five rounds in the 60's with a season-low of 66 during second round action at the Minnesota Invitational, which also tied her personal-best mark ... In all, 12 of 33 rounds were 72 or lower ... Shot 222 or lower five times in an event ... Ranked 114th nationally by Golfstat and 139th by Golfweek posting a 669-188-28 overall record.
As a Sophomore (2013-14)
Earned second-straight First-Team All-Conference honor after posting a team-best 73.61 stroke average ... Recorded eight Top-20 finishes in 10 events ... Posted 10 rounds of par or better ... Only player on team to record three rounds of 69 or better ... Top finish came at the Briar's Creek Invitational taking sixth with a 3-over 219 ... Finished seventh at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational with a 1-under 215 ... Claimed a share of seventh place at the Clover Cup with a 5-over 221 ... Carded a season-low 54-hole score of 215 (1-under) at Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational and UCF Challenge ... Posted even par score of 216 at the Web.com Intercollegiate, where she finished tied for eighth ... Closed out sophomore season finishing tied for 18th at the NCAA Regional's with a 1-under 215, which tied her season-low tournament score ... Finished ranked in the Top-125 nationally by Golfstat and Top-150 by GolfWeek ... Represented Sweden in the 2013 Spirit International Amateur Championships, which featured the world's best amateur golfers from 20 countries.
As a Freshman (2012-13)
Became first golfer in Conference USA history to earn Player and Freshman-of-the-Year accolades in the same season ... Joined former Pirate Abby Bools (2008, 2010) as the only golfers in school history to take home player-of-the-year accolades ... Was the fourth player in school history (Lene Krog/2006, Amber Littman/2008, Fanny Wolte/2011) to be named freshman-of-the-year ... Earned First-Team All C-USA honors after posting a school-best single-season stroke average of 73.50 ... Tied for the C-USA lead wit two individual titles during rookie season winning the UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament and JMU Eagle Landing ... Became the sixth player at ECU to claim multiple titles in the same season ... Played in all 12 events posting three Top-5, six Top-10 and six Top-20 finishes ... Two-time C-USA Golfer-of-the-Week selection (Oct. 3, 2012 and Feb. 13, 2013) ... Set school record for low 54-hole score with her 7-under par 206 (66-70-70) at the UNCG Starmount besting the previous record (Jessica Krasny in 2003) by four shots ... Carded second-lowest 18-hole score in school history (66) during the opening round of the UNCG Starmount ... In first collegiate tournament carded an even-par score of 216 (70-74-72) for a share of sixth place ... Followed that with her first collegiate win at UNCG Starmount ... Claimed second place finish at UCF Challenge with a 3-under 213 (70-74-69), which she followed with her second collegiate win at JMU ... Posted fifth Top-10 finish at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate (t-9th) with a 6-over 222 (77-73-72) ... Finished tied for sixth at the C-USA Championships with a 6-over 222 (70-76-76) helping the Pirates finish second ... Participated in first NCAA Regional finishing tied for 51st with a 54-hole score of 224 (74-73-77) ... Carded 12 rounds of even-par or better including three rounds in the 60's (66, 69, 69) ... Closed out season ranked 60th nationally by Golfstat and 90th by Golfweek with an overall record of 829-235-24.
High School (Prep Career)
Member of the Swedish National Team ... 2011 Swedish Girls Champion ... Won the 2010 Grand Prix des Landes France Championship (69-73-72-72) ... Garnered a pair of fourth place finishes at the Harder German Junior Masters (71-73-69) and the 2011 Irish Girls Open (73-72-68) ... Member of Sweden's fifth place team at the European Girls Team Championships (2011) ... Silver medalist at the Swedish Junior National Team Championships (mixed teams) in 2011 ... Member of the 2012 Boras Ladies team that finished fifth at the Swedish Ladies National Team Championships.
Majoring in merchandising with a minor in business ... Daughter of Mats Gustafsson and Lena Spang ... Has one sibling (Viktor) ... Earned 2012 Excellent Study and Swedish National Golf School Athletic Golf Awards ... Four-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member (Spring 2013, Spring 2014 - present) ... Named to 2015 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
What's In Your Bag
Driver: Ping Anser
Woods: Ping G25, 4-wood G25, Hybrid G25
Walking The Links
Favorite Club: Driver
Favorite Course: St. Andrews (Scotland)
Favorite Golf Moment: The Spirit, European Ladies Team Championship 2014 (Slovenia) and my three victories so far during my college career
Favorite Golfer: Annika Sorenstam and Bubba Watson
Major You'd Most Like To Win: U.S. Women's Open
Career Ambition: Be a successful professional golfer. Be better than yesterday.
Most Influential Person: Family
Favorite Movie Quote: "May the force be with you." - StarWars
Star I'd Most Like To Dance With: Beyonce
The First Thing I Owned That Said ECU: T-shirt
I Chose ECU Because Of: Coach Williams