Cepulis And Monahan Sweep Swimming Honors, Kirk Claims Women’s Golf Accolades
Kirk (4) and Skaug (2) Are Repeat Selections For The Pirates
Pirates Finish Fourth With 54-Hole Score Of 899
Pettersson Claims Top-25 Finish With Three-Day Total of 224
Summer of 2014
Captured 88th Carolina's Women's Amateur Championships carding a three-day score of 229 (74-73-73) ... Birdied the par-5 18th hole to win first Carolina Golf Association (CGA) major championship title after hitting her approach shot within a foot for a tap-in birdie ... Participated in the 114th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at the historic Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y., where she careded a 4-over 149 (75-74) missing the cut by one shot.
As a Junior (2013-14)
Participated in all 11 events posting a 75.52 stroke average, which ranked fourth on the team ... Carded a career-low round of 70 on two occassions (Old Waverly/RD2 and Web.com/RD1) ... Collected second career Top-5 finish during the first event of the fall at The MOMorial with a 2-over 218 (t4th) ... Posted a 219 (3-over) at the Old Waverly taking a share of 12th after rounds of 71, 70 and 78 ... Claimed a share of 25th at the Web.com Intercollegiate with a 5-over 221 ... Finished tied for 35th at the Conference USA Championships with a 228 (12-over) ... Appeared in her third-straight NCAA Regional finishing tied for 89th with a three-day scored of 228 (12-over) ... Recorded 13 rounds of 74 or better.
As a Sophomore (2012-13)
Played in all 12 events posting a 77.91 stroke average, which ranked fifth on the team ... Posted three Top-40 finishes ... Season-best finish came at the UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament when she carded a 54-hole score of 227 (77-76-74) to finish tied for 30th ... Followed that with a share of 33rd at the rain-shortened Lady Pirate Intercollegiate (77) ... Carded season-low tournament score of 225 (75-76-74) at The Alamo Invitational ... Finished tied for 35th at the 2013 Conference USA Championships (236) ... Participated in second-straight NCAA Regional finishing tied for 118th after a three-day score of 245 (82-82-81) ... Recorded eight rounds of 75 or better with a season-low 72 at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate (second round) ... Closed out the season ranked 531st by Golfweek with a 389-656-43 record ... Named 2012-13 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I Scholar All-American.
As a Freshman (2011-12)
Earned Third-Team Conference USA honors ... Posted a 77.69 stroke average during her rookie season ... Participated in all 12 events recording a pair of Top-5 finishes and four Top-20's ... Finished fourth at the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic carding a 1 under 215 (72-72-71) after sinking a 30-foot par putt on the last hole ... Earned C USA Golfer-of-the-Week honors for her performance at the Seahawk Classic ... Claimed a share of fifth place at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational with a 1-over par 217 (71-74-72) ... In first collegiate event, carded a 4-over 220 (71-74-75) finishing ninth at the Golfweek Program Challenge ... Followed that with another Top-20 finish (t-12th) at the rain-shortened Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup (77-74=151) ... Also finished tied for 22nd at the Pinehurst Challenge (224) and tied for 24th at the Onion Creek Challenge (225) ... Carded a career-low round of 71 three times, including her first ever collegiate round at the Golfweek Program Challenge ... Fifteen of 35 rounds were 74 or better ... Closed out the season ranked 511th by Golfweek with a 521-445-20 record ... Named 2011-12 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I Scholar All-American.
High School (Prep Career)
Four-year letterwinner for head coach Rick Luttrell ... Named team captain for the Vikings ... Runner up at the 4A West Regional and finished 16th at the 4A N.C. State Championships during freshman campaign ... Followed that by winning the 4A West Regional as an individual, claimed sixth place at the state championships and helped the Vikings to the team title at the West Regionals ... As a junior posted a 36.4 stroke average (9-hole) on her way to fourth place at the states ... Closed out high school career with a 34.5 average (9-hole) and a second place finish in the 4A N.C. State Championships ... Led the Vikings to back-to-back I-Meck Conference titles ... Ranked as high a No. 2 in the Carolina's Golf Association North Carolina junior girls rankings ... Qualified for 2010 U.S. Junior Girls Championship ... Runner-up at the 2010 North- South Junior Championships, Joe Cheves Junior Championships and 4A High School State Championships ... Member of the Carolinas Team (2010) ... First-Team All Carolinas (2008-09) ... Took home first place at the 2010 Precision Girls Championship, where she fired a final round score of 67 ... Won the 2010 Order of Merit for the Peggy Kirk Bell Tour.
Majoring in economics with a minor in mathematics ... Daughter of Bill and Mo Kirk ... Has three siblings (Ben, Jason and Taylor) ... Father Bill played football (quarterback) at Wheaton College ... Uncle Tim Kirk played baseball (pitcher) at the University of North Carolina (1983- 86) ... Member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society ... Junior Marshall ... Three-Time Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division I Scholar All-American (2012-14) ... Three-time Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient ... Named to 2014 C-USA Women's Golf All-Academic Team ... Six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member (Fall 11-present).
What's In Your Bag
Driver: Titleist 913D2
Woods: Taylor Made Rocketballz
Irons: Taylor Made R11
Walking The Links
Favorite Club: Putter
Favorite Course: Country Club of N.C./Dogwood Course (Pinehurst, N.C.)
Favorite Golf Moment: Hitting within one foot on the 18th hole to birdie and win the 2014 Carolina's Women's Amateur
Favorite Golfer: Stacy Lewis
Major You'd Most Like To Win: U.S. Open
Before Ever Round I: Have to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my round
Career Ambition: Play professional golf and/or become an actuary
Most Influential Person: My parents and swing coach Robert Linville
Favorite Movie Quote: "Somebody's closer!" - Happy Gilmore
Biggest DVR Obsession: The Walking Dead
Star I'd Most Like To Dance With: Luke Bryan
If I Were A Pirate, My Name Would Be: Katie my Matey
My Favorite Place On Campus: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
The First Thing I Owned That Said ECU: T-Shirt
I Chose ECU Because Of: Location, academics, and Coach Williams was the most enthusiastic coach I met who could help me improve and reach my goals.