Laura McCaslin
Laura McCaslin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cookeville, Tenn.

High School:
Cookeville

Last College:
Birmingham Southern

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
05/24/1983

Experience:
2VL


2005 All-SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 SEC Good Works Team

2005-06 (Senior Year)
Finished her senior year with a 78.00 stroke average ... Turned in the best 54-hole showing of her career when she carded a 72-76-71=219 at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, N.M., to open the fall season ... Her effort was good for 12th on the final leader board at that event ... Her final-round 71 at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Intercollegiate marked the lowest round of her career ... Posted the best finish of her South Carolina career when she finished in a tie for 10th on the final leader board at the Chrysler Challenge in helping the Gamecocks to the tournament win.

2004-05 (Junior Year)
Named to the SEC Good Works Team for her efforts in the community...Earned a spot on the President's List (4.0 grade-point average) in the spring and a spot on the Dean's List in the fall...Appeared in several radio spots that were broadcast statewide during football, basketball and baseball games for Team Gamecocks (the community service organization in the South Carolina athletic department)...Competed in two tournaments with an 82.00 stroke average.

2003-04 (Sophomore Year)
Saw action in five tournaments, compiling a 78.87 stroke average...Competed as an individual at the LSU/Cleveland Classic and at the Lady Gamecock Classic...Season-best round was a 72 at the Mason Rudolph Championships, where she finished with a three-round score of 75-72-77=224 for her lowest three-round total of the year.

2002-03 (Redshirt Year)
Redshirted.

2001-02 (Freshman Year At Birmingham Southern)
Played at Birmingham Southern College during the 2001-02 season, the inaugural year for the school's women's golf team ... Paced the team with a 78.45 stroke average and appeared in 10 tournaments, with six top 10 six finishes ... Won three tournaments during the year and was seventh in the Big South Conference Tournament ... Named to the First Team All-Independent Team after her freshman season ... Low round of her career was a 72 at the Alabama-Birmingham Lady Blazer Invitational ... Also posted a 73 at the Jacksonville State Gamecock Classic in her first collegiate victory.

High School
Saw action in five tournaments, compiling a 78.87 stroke average ... Attended Cookeville High School in Cookeville, Tennessee ... First team All-Mid State and First team All-State in 1999 and 2000 ... Selected to play in the Ruth Eller Cup (Tennessee vs. Canada) and selected to play in Challenge Cup matches that pitted the best prep golfers from Tennessee against the same from Indiana and Kentucky ... Wendy's Heisman All-American nominee after her outstanding high school golf career ... Sank a two-foot putt on the playoff hole to give her Cookeville High School the state championship over the reigning title holders .... Captured six Tennessee Junior Golf Tournaments during her prep days ... Won the 1998 Little Sara Lee Classic title ... Back-to-back champion of the Bobby Jones Invitational in 1999 and 2000 ... Travelled to the state of South Carolina in 1999 and captured the Mount Pleasant Plantation Junior Tournament title.

Personal
Born May 24, 1983, in Murfresboro, Tenn. ... Full name is Laura Grace McCaslin ... Family includes parents Don and Edwina McCaslin; sisters Cindy and Elizabeth; and brother Jim ... Notes that all of her family are leisure golfers and her father is the one who got her started and the person she emulated at first ... Nicknamed "LG" by her sister who used her initials rather than her first name ... Majoring in sport and entertainment management ... Named to the Dean's List both semesters in the 2002-03 school term during her first year at the University of South Carolina ... Would like to play professionally after college or teach golf at a nice course ... Enjoys watching movies (old or new) and reading when not golfing ... Enjoys eating chicken of any kind or her dad's pulled barbeque prepared with Bone Suckin' Sauce ... Says that her dessert cravings can be tempted by skillet coffee cake ... Likes any shade of blue as her favorite color ... Favorite website is Golfweek.com ... Favorite golfer was Payne Stewart ... One of her favorite things about Coach Coggins is that she cares about her players and helps them to succeed in golf and in life.