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Lauren Espinosa
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 06, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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General: Should make a major impact on the Wildcats her freshman season ...Signed with Arizona in the early signing period ... One of the three heralded recruits of the 2009 class.


High School: Lake Dallas High School, Hickory Creek, Texas ... A four-year letterwinner in golf ... Played the No. 1 position all four years ... Team captain ... Selected team MVP ... She was selected all-state ... 3A state champion in 2004 and 4A state champion in 2005 ... Finished her senior season with a 73.00 stroke average in 15 events ... During her senior season, finished first or second in all events ... Holds the 3A Regional record (66-69?-135) ... Academically, won a top award in journalism at her high school ... Highly recruited out of high school.


Junior Golf: A 2003 USA Junior Girls Solheim Cup member ... 2003 and 2004 Canon Cup member (AJGA) ...  2003 Abilene Reporter News Junior Classic Champion (beat Paula Creamer by one shot) ... Won 2004 OSSO Junior tournament ... Qualified to play in First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in 2004 (partnered with former Wildcat, Don Pooley) ... 2001 Calloway All-Star Championship winner ... Two-time AJGA All-American ... Six-time player of the year on Texas Junior Golf Tour ... Also named to the Texas Junior All-Tour team ... Ranked within the Top 20 on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index for juniors.


Personal: Full Name: Lauren Rachelle Espinosa ... Born March 25, 1987, in Arlington, Texas ... Daughter of Tony and Carol Espinosa ... Father is self employed and mother is in accounting at Sewell Cadillac & Saab ... Has two older brothers ... Her brother Matthew played golf at Southwestern University ... List academic area as undecided ... Enjoys basketball.