Feb. 13, 2004
FAR HILLS, NJ - Arizona's women's golfer sophomore Erica Blasberg has been chosen to represent the United States along with eight other standout amateurs in United State's women's golf at the 2004 Curtis Cup Match on June 12-13, 2004 in Merseyside, England.
The sophomore from Corona, Calif. has had an instant impact in NCAA women's golf. As a freshman Blasberg claimed nine consecutive top-ten finishes, including a tie for third at the NCAA Championships. Blasberg also was awarded the Pac-10 Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and first team NCGA All-American honors for the 2002-03 season. She additionally advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2003 Women's Amateur and the third round of the 2002 Women's Amateur. In the start of her 2003-04 season, Blasberg picked up three consecutive victories. Blasberg joins Laura Myerscough in 2002 and Kathryn Marshall in 1990 as the only Wildcats to be selected for this honor.
"To me this is a honor," Blasberg said. "To be selected as one of the eight amateurs from our country is an honor. I'm very excited."
The other members of the team, joining Blasberg, include; 17-year old Paula Creamer from Pleasanton, Calif., California senior Sarah Huarte, 17-year old Jane Park from Beaumont, Calif., Oklahoma State junior Anne Thurman, 14-year old golf phenom Michelle Wie and Duke's teammates Elizabeth Janangelo and Brittany Lang. Martha (Wilkinson) Kirouac of Norcross, Ga. will serve as the captain of the team.
Every other year the United States takes part in the Curtis Cup Matches against a team from Great Britain and Ireland. The United States leds the series 23-6-3 and have claimed the last three matches. The Match consists of 12 singles and six foursomes (alternate shot) matches.