Whitney Simons
Whitney Simons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aiken, S.C.

High School:
Aiken


  • 2008 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2008 NGCA All-american Scholar
  • 2007 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 NGCA All-American Scholar
  • 2006 SEC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2006 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2006 NGCA All-American Scholar
  • 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
  • 2005 NGCA All-American Scholar

Simons' Career Bests
18-hole score 70
54-hole score 219
Tournament finish 6th
Top 10 finishes 2
Top 20 finishes 7
2007-08
Finished her career ranked eighth in school history with a 77.33 career average ... earned the South Carolina President's Award for extraordinary talent in athletics, scholarship, leadership and service ... was fourth on the team with a 78.10 average, playing in 11 of the team's 12 events ... opened the NCAA Championship with a 77 ... carded a 75 to kick off the SEC Championship ... played in the No. 4 spot at the NGCA Match Play Championship ... Finished 34th at the UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate behind a first-round 71 ... opened the season with a career-best 70 in the first round of the Cougar Classic and went on to claim 35th place ... was Carolina's nominee for the SEC's McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship ... was a member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar.

2006-07
Posted a 77.80 average in seven tournaments ... ranked eighth in the nation with a .520 sand-save percentage and 44th nationally with a .525 total short game percentage ... carded a season-best 222 at the NCAA East Regional, the second-lowest 54-hole score of her career ... finished a season-high 39th at the Bryan National Collegiate ... opened the Lady Puerto Rico Classic with a season-low 73 en route to a 40th-place finish ... member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar.

2005-06
Named SEC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... was second on the team with a 75.90 average, the 10th-best single-season mark in school history ... Turned in five top-20 finishes, including two top-10 outings ... tied for 16th at the SEC Championship ... took 10th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate with steady rounds of 76, 75 and 74 ... Finished in the top 20 at the Lady Gamecock Classic, highlighted by a second-round 72 ... claimed a career-best sixth place at the Chrysler Challenge to lead the Gamecocks to the team title ... matched her career low with a 71 in the second round of the event ... set a career low at 71 in the final round of the Dick McGuire Invitational and finished 12th ... member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar.

2004-05
Finished with a 77.81 average over seven tournaments ... shot a season-best 224 to finish 28th at the NCAA East Regional, highlighted by a first-round hole-in-one on the 15th hole of the University of Florida Golf Course ... was the Gamecocks' top finisher in 12th at the SEC Championship ... collected her first career top-20 finish by claiming 14th in the Lady Gamecock Classic ... earned a spot on the President's List (4.0 grade point average) in both the fall and spring semesters ... member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar.

Prior to South Carolina
Was the 4A South Carolina State Champion and South Carolina Women's Coaches Association 4A Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003 ... won the Regional Championship and was named All-Region and All-State in 2002 and 2003 ... named AJGA Scholastic All-America in 2002 ... helped team to state runner-up finishes and region titles in 2001 and 2002, adding a region title in 2003 ... was a U.S. Girls' Junior qualifier in 2002 and a U.S. Women's Amateur qualifier in 2003.

Simons' Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2004-05 7 21 1,634 77.81 73 12th
2005-06 10 30 2,277 75.90 71 6th
2006-07 7 20 1,556 77.80 73 40th
2007-08 10 30 2,343 78.10 70 34th
Career 34 101 7,810 77.33 70 6th