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Miriam Kraschinski Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: July 13, 2004
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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General: 2003 Mercury Bay Open Champion...A few years of experience under her belt makes Miriam Kraschinski one of the nation’s top golfers... An integral part of the lineup that won the 2002 Pac-10 Championship and placed second at the 2002 NCAA Championships... Can routinely post scores of par or better...The first recruit to enroll at Arizona under head coach Greg Allen.


Junior (2003-04): Carded a season low 222 (+6) in the PING/ASU Invitational...Tied for 22nd at the PING/ASU Invitational...Tied for 34th at the Wildcat Invitational...Shot a 230 (+17) at the Wildcat Invitational...Posted a 78.66 stroke average in fall competition...Participated in two events during the fall...Competed as an individual in the Mason Rudolph Invitational...First saw action on the course at the Mason Rudolph Invitational where she posted 235 (+19) to tied for 57th.


Sophomore (2002-03): One of only three golfers to compete in all four of Arizona’s fall events... Finished the fall season with a tie for 40th place at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational... Tied for 49th place at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate... Shot six-over-par 222 to tie for fifth place at the Mason Rudolph Collegiate Championships, one of three Wildcats in the top five... Opened her sophomore campaign by winning the NCAA Fall Preview... Finished with a total of one-under-par 215, which included identical second and third rounds of two-under-par 70...Began the spring events with the Regional Challenge tied for 13th scoring 10-over-par 152...She shot 28-over-par 241 in the Wildcat Invitational tie for 71st place...While in Hawaii at the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational, she tied for 47th place, shooting 30-over-par 246...At the PING/ASU Invitational Kraschinski tied for 21st with a score of nine-over-par 225...In the Pac-10 Championships she tied for 26th place with the score of 17-over-par 233...As one of the five golfers to compete in the NCAA Regional, Kraschinski went on to shoot 13-over-par 226...In the NCAA Championship she tied for 73rd with the score of 26-over-par 314.


Freshman (2001-02): A highly-touted recruit who had an immediate impact on the Wildcat lineup... Tied for 88th place at the NCAA Championships with a total of 18-over-par 306... Her three-round score of 230 at the national championship tournament marked a career-best 54-hole score... Carded a career-best round of 74 in the final round of the NCAA West Regional where she tied for 43rd... Closed the regional tournament at 16-over-par 232... Shared 26th place with fellow Wildcat Cristina Baena at the Pac-10 Championships... Shot 18-over-par 234, including a final-round of 75 (+3), at the conference tournament... Claimed a tie for 53rd place at the PING/ASU Invitational, the Wildcats’ final regular season event... Shot a three-round score of 231 (+15)... Her performance in Tempe, Ariz., included a second round of 3-over-par 75, which matched her career-low round... Along with the rest of the team and field, battled terrible conditions at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational including fierce winds and freezing temperatures... Still managed a top-25 finish at the tournament in Austin, Texas... Finished in a tie for 24th at 26-over-par 239... Tied for 65th at the Wildcat Invitational where she competed as an individual... Opened play at the TRW Regional Challenge with a first-round 75, her low-round of the season... Finished in a tie for 43rd place at the TRW... Claimed a tie for 39th place at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational, her low finish of the year... Shared 54th place at the Hawaii Fall Invitational after shooting 21-over-par 237... Made her Arizona debut at the NCAA Fall Preview, finishing tied for 93rd place... With two rounds of 8-over-par 80 at the NCAA Fall Preview.


High School: Earned two varsity letters in golf for coach Neil Postlethwait at the Saddlebrook Academy in Wesley Chapel, Fla... Led team to a conference championship in her senior year... Named to the principal’s honor roll in 10th, 11th and 12th grades... Member of 2000 American Junior Golf Association All-America team... Also member of Florida Junior Golf Association All-America team in 2000... Won four tournaments in 2000... International Junior Golf Tour first team All-American in 2000... Finished in the top ten at the Florida state high school championships twice.