Spang In A Three-Way Tie For First Heading Into Final Round Action
Closed out the fall season with a 74.33 stroke average, which ranked second on the team ... Posted three Top-20 finishes and now has nine in 16 career events ... Only player to record two rounds of 69 or better ... Top finish came at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational taking seventh with a 1-under 215 ... Claimed a share of 12th at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate after posting a 10-over 226 ... Tied for 17th at the Lady Paladin Invitational with a 5-over 221, which included a second round 69 ... Participated in Spirit International Amateur Championship representing her home country of Sweden ... Named one of the Top-50 Female College Players To Watch for the 2013-14 season according to Golf World's Senior Writer and Campus Insider Ryan Herrington.
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.
Intended major is undecided ... Daughter of Mats Gustafsson and Lena Spang ... Has one sibling (Viktor) ... Earned 2012 Excellent Study and Swedish National Golf School Athletic Golf Awards ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Spring of 2013.