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Katie Rose Higgins
Katie Rose Higgins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Charleston, S.C.

High School:
First Baptist Church School

07/09/2012

Gamecocks Land 121 Student-Athletes on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list

07/07/2012

Five Gamecocks Named to NGCA All-American Scholar Team

Carolina has most on the list among SEC schools

04/19/2012

Gamecock Women's Golf Set for SEC Championship

Play begins Friday at the Blessings Golf Course in Fayetteville, Ark.

04/08/2012

Gamecocks Take Sixth at Bryan National Collegiate

Burnett ties for fifth after posting 1-under 71

04/07/2012

Gamecocks Fifth After Two Rounds at Bryan National Collegiate

Strang shoots even-par 72 to climb to seventh

  • 2011 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2011 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011 NGCA All-American Scholar Team
Higgins' Career Bests
18-hole score 67
54-hole score 221
Tournament finish T-24th
Top 10 finishes 0
Top 20 finishes 0
2011-12
Competed in seven of 11 tournaments...Produced a scoring average of 77.60...Fired a final-round 67 at the Cougar Classic, which tied career low and is tied for the second lowest round for a sophomore in school history...Cougar Classic total of 221 is also a career best...Posted a season-best tie for 39th finish at the Landfall Tradition.

2010-11
Played in all 11 tournaments for South Carolina as a freshman...Best finish for the year came with a tie for 24th at SEC Championship...Equaled her best round of the year with an even-par 72 in the final round of the SEC Championship, helping the Gamecocks to a fifth-place finish...Most consistent tournament performance came at the Tar Heel Invitational, where a 72-75-74=221 (+5) gave her a tie for 42nd place and her best 54-hole score of the year... Had a strong performance at her first NCAA West Regional with a 76-78-76=230 to finish T-49th... Was the third of three freshmen to lead the Gamecocks at the regional... Competed at NCAA Championship, tying for 115th with scores of 84-79-79-80=322...Medalist at U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links qualfiier...Named to SEC Community Service Team.

Prior to South Carolina
Was the 2009 South Carolina Junior Champion...Competed for the First Baptist Church School's boys' golf team...Was named team MVP, SCISA all-region and the region player of the year...Won the Jimmy Self Invitational championship, breaking the tournament record by seven strokes...Upstate Junior Champion...Beth Daniel Junior Azalea Champion... Was a member of the victorious South Carolina team that defeated Georgia in the Georgia/South Carolina Junior Challenge Match...played basketball and volleyball for the Hurricanes...Was named the MVP of the volleyball team as a freshman and a sophomore...Helped the basketball team to the regional championship...Was the student body president...Member of National Honor Society.

Personal
Born Jan. 3, 1992, in Bethlehem, Pa....Parents are Kevin and Kay Higgins...Father is head football coach at The Citadel...Has a brother, Tim, and a sister, Meaghan...Her brother, Tim, played football at the University of Florida...Plans to major in business...Career goal is to play on the LPGA Tour...Chose South Carolina because she was impressed with Coach Anderson and wanted to play golf at the highest level possible while still staying fairly close to home.

Higgins' Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2010-11 11 34 2,648 77.88 72 T-24th
2011-12 7 20 1,552 77.60 67 T-39th
Career 18 54 4,200 77.78 67 T-24th

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