2011-12 Competed in all 11 tournaments...Fourth on the team in scoring with a 76.03 stroke average...Second on the team in rounds of par or better with nine...Opened season in strong fashion, finishing in a tie for 12th at the Cougar Classic with rounds of 77-69-68=214 (-2)...Score of 214 is a career-best 54-hole total...Third-round 68 is also a career best...Recorded first career top-10 finish with a tie for 10th showing at against one of the strongest fields of the season the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with rounds of 71-69-74=214 (-2)...Tied for 59th at the NCAA Championship with scores of 76-71-75-78=300.
2010-11 Competed in five tournaments, one in the fall and four in the spring... Earned her best collegiate finish with a tie for 17th at the season-opening Cougar Classic, posting rounds of 72-73-75=220... Her opening-round 72 was a collegiate best... Total score of 220 was also her best 54-hole total as a Gamecock... Tied for 25th in a strong performance at the UCF Challenge with rounds of 75-73-75=223... Competed as an individual at the Bryan National Collegiate and Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.
2009-10 Competed in all four tournaments in the fall and one in the spring...Best finish was a tie for 46th in the season-opening NGCA Match Play Qualifier... Won her first match against Virginia's Nicole Agnello, 5 and 3...Best round was a 73 in the first round of the Lady Tar Heel Invitational; she tied for 53rd.
Prior to South Carolina
Graduated from Hidden Valley High School in 2009, where she lettered all four years...Was the only player in school history to qualify for the VHSL Boys' State Championship (2007, 2008)...Four-time all-district and all-region selection...Two-time first-team all-state...Team captain in 2007 and 2008...All honors in the boys' division as school did not sponsor a girls' team...Three-time winner of Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Women's Championship; youngest winner ever at age 13...Holds women's course record at Roanoke Country Club with a 66 at the age of 15...Was No. 2-ranked junior golfer in Virginia...Won the AJGA Stars of Texas Junior in 2008; set AJGA record in winning by 14 strokes...Earned sponsor's exemption into LPGA Michelob Ultra Classic in Williamsburg, Va., in spring of 2009...Ranked 93rd overall junior by Golfweek...Named one of Golfweek's "Top 25 Upcoming College Freshmen" for the 2009-10 recruiting class.
Full name is Meredith J. Swanson...Born January 17, 1991...Parents are Stuart and Leslie Swanson...Major is business/finance.