AWARDS Freshman season (2016-17)
• Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American
• Second Team All-SEC
• SEC All-Freshman Team
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
IN THE RECORD BOOK Season
• 1st -- All-time freshman scoring average (73.12 in 2016-17)
• T-4th -- Single-season freshman top-five finishes (2 in 2016-17)
• 8th -- Single-season scoring average (73.12 in 2016-17)
Competed in each of Carolina's 10 tournaments...Ranked fourth on the team in scoring average (74.07) and boasted seven rounds of par or better...Grabbed her best finish of the season at the 2018 Florida State Match-Up after sharing 15th-place honors with a 54-hole score of 216 (E)...Collected her second top-25 showing of the spring at the 2018 SEC Championship, where she tied for 21st (224, +8)...Went undefeated in the match-play portion of the SEC Championship, notching three victories in two days...Tied for 40th at the 2018 NCAA San Francisco Regional in a three-day performance highlighted by an even 72 in the second round.
Turned in a historic first season at Carolina after playing in nine of 11 tournaments...Finished with a 73.12 stroke average, the lowest mark ever by a Gamecock freshman and the sixth-best single-season average...Became the first freshman in school history to earn All-America laurels...Tallied a pair of top-five showings, including medalist honors at the 2017 NCAA Columbus Regional...Fired a 70 in the second and third rounds en route to her first collegiate victory in Columbus...Grabbed runner-up honors at the 2017 FSU Match-Up after setting a Carolina freshman record with a three-round mark of 208 (-8)...Earned SEC Freshman Golfer of the Week honors on Feb. 22 for her efforts at the FSU Match-Up... Collected her second SEC Freshman Golfer of the Week laurels (March 8) following a top-10 finish (T9, +5) at the 2017 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and continued her strong start to the spring with a top-15 showing (T14, +1) at the 2017 Bryan National Collegiate...Placed in a tie for 30th (220, +4) at the 2017 SEC Championship in her postseason debut and tied for 50th at the 2017 NCAA Championship with a three-round total of 232 (+16)...Carded a second-round 72 (E) in her collegiate debut at the 2016 Tar Heel Invitational before finishing in a tie 31st (222, +6)...Grabbed her first career top-20 showing (T11, -1) at Carolina's fall finale, the 2017 Landfall Tradition...Her three top-10 finishes and 12 rounds of par or better both ranked third among Gamecocks.
Prior To South Carolina Entered South Carolina ranked No. 30 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings…2015 ANNIKA Invitational Europe Individual Champion (69-69-72)...Led her Spanish National Team to a European Girls' Team Championship title in the Czech Republic in 2015...Reached the semifinals of the 2015 British Girls' Open...Member of the European Ping Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2015...Gold medal European under 18 in 2015...Semi-finalist French Girls' Championship in 2015...2014 ANNIKA Invitational Europe runner-up.
Coach Kalen Anderson On Pelaez "Ana plays with incredible fight and passion. She is a fierce competitor, and I look forward to gaining her positive attitude and leadership. Ana is an exceptional wedge player, and she brings a wealth of competitive experience to our program. She is the perfect fit for our program, and I look forward to assisting her in taking her game to the very highest level."