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Tiffany Catafygiotu
Tiffany Catafygiotu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greer, S.C.

High School:
Greer

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
03/16/1983

Experience:
3VL

2003 NGCA Academic All-American Team
2003 All-SEC Academic Honor Roll
2004 All-SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 All-SEC Academic Honor Roll

2004-05 (SENIOR YEAR): Earned a spot on the Dean's List in both the fall and spring semester...Competed in eight tournaments with a 78.79 stroke average...Turned in her best performance of the year at the ACC/SEC Challenge, where she carded a 73-73-76=222 to finish in a tie for 21st.

2003-04 (JUNIOR YEAR): SEC Academic Honor Roll selection...Competed in seven tournaments, compiling a 79.66 stroke average...Carded a 75 in the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge for her best round of the year...Finished in a tie for 17th with a three-round score of 235 (76-76-83) at the TOPY Cup in Japan for her best tournament showing of the year...Fired a 77-82-77=236 to finish in a tie for 26th at the Lady Gamecock Classic.

2002-03 (SOPHOMORE YEAR): Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Competed in all 11 tournaments during her second year on the Gamecock team ... Posted her best stroke average of her young career with a 78.26 ... Accumulated one top five finish ... Was a last-minute substitution to the South Carolina fivesome just before the Liz Murphey Classic (due to the ineligibility of Kristy McPherson) and finished in a team-high fourth place ... That fourth-place outing was the best of her career ... Notched one par or better round as a sophomore (Liz Murphey - first round) and that 71 score was her career low ... Recorded two 73's last year ... Participated in her first NCAA postseason and finished tied for 79th at the NCAA East Regionals (with a 17-over-par 233) and tied for 76th at the NCAA Championships (25-over-par 313).

2001-02 (FRESHMAN YEAR): Appeared in four tournaments and finished seventh on the team with an 81.00 stroke average ... At the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic, finished in a tie for 19th place, had a low round of 75 and finished with a low tournament score of 231 ... Had one Top 20 finish on the year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner under Coach Philip Smith at Greer High School from 1998-2001... Voted Most Valuable Player after her junior season ... 1999 South Carolina High School Girls State Champion and selected for the 1998, 1999 and 2000 All-State Golf Team ... 2000 WSCGA Junior Girls State Champion ... Selected by the SC Coaches Association for Women's Sports as the 1999 Golfer of the Year ... Named to the 1999 and 2000 AJGA Compaq Scholastic All-American team ... A member of the Greer High School varsity basketball team from eighth grade through 10th grade.

PERSONAL: Born March 16, 1983, in Spartanburg, South Carolina ... Full name is Tiffany Ann Catafygiotu ... Family includes parents Tom and Mary Ann; and younger sister Megan ... Is the only golfer in her family ... Major in accounting with career aspirations of finding a job at an accounting firm ... Named to the 2003 NGCA Academic All American Team and to the 2003 All-SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Only junior on the 2003-04 Gamecock squad ... Worked over the summer to improve her short game, her iron play, her driving and her conditioning ... Captured her second consecutive Greenville Ladies Amateur title in August of 2003 after winning her first championship last summer ... Enjoys playing other sports when she's not on the course ... Would love to meet Michael Jordan one day ... Favorite golfer is Jay Haas ... Competed against his sons in high school and still remembers how supportive and kind Haas was to her ... Considers her dancing ability as her best non-athletic talent ... Admires her Cliffs Valley Country Club summer boss, Woody, because he is wise, funny and a great friend ... Loves to play for Coach Coggins because she has a great attitude about golf and life and is always smiling ... Favorite movie is "Shawshank Redemption" ... Favorite city to visit is Baltimore ... Enjoyed the team's visit to Augusta National last spring and named the course as her favorite place to play ... Would love to get a call from the producers of Friends so she could make a guest appearance as one of Phoebe's backup singers ... Favorite dessert is anything that contains Oreo's.

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