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Reetta Laakkonen
Reetta Laakkonen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampere, Finland

High School:
Sampo

Last College:
Lewis University

Height:
5-9

Major:
Sports & Entertainment Management

OUTLOOK ? Is the lone senior on the 2001-02 squad ... Has a good swing and excellent tournament experience, both internationally and at the college level ... Played in two tournaments in the fall and averaged a score of 80.67, fifth on the squad ... Had a low round of 78 at both the Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout and the Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate, and a low finish of 30th at the ACC/SEC Shootout.

2000-2001 ? Played in three tournaments and averaged a score of 84.56 ... Had a low round of 73 at the Lady Gator Invitational ... Low finish of tied for 53rd at the Lady Gamecock Classic.

AT LEWIS UNIVERSITY ? Attended Lewis for two years, playing golf for coach John Platt ... Was a first-team Division II All-American in both of her seasons there and earned Division II Freshman and Player of the Year honors.

HIGH SCHOOL ? Attended Sampo High School in Finland for three seasons, graduating in 1998 ... Played in both team and individual competition for the Finnish National team in the European Championships.

PERSONAL ? Born Mar. 10, 1978 in Vaasa, Finland ... Parents are Osmo and Marja-Liisa Laakkonen ... Hobbies include running, art and aerobics ... Enjoys spending time with friends and going to movies during leisure time ... Favorite foods are Chinese ... Favorite music is Alternative and pop ... Favorite actress is Gwyneth Paltrow ... Career goal is to work as a marketing person for a big golf company... Considers her greatest athletic thrill as winning the Finnish National Championship in 1998.

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