Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Sherlyn Popelka
Height: 5'5"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland
High School: Lake Mary Prep HS
Experience: 1 Letter

2009-10 (Freshman): Winner of Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, first tournament win for Arizona since 2003 and first individual win since 2008 ... Had three top-10 finishes along with three top-20 finishes ... In nine events and 26 rounds, she was at or better than par in seven rounds ... In the NCAA West Regional, she posted a 71 in the third-round and finished with 223 (+10), which was enough to tie for 20th place ... At the Pac-10 Championships, she carded a 73 in the first two rounds and ended up with 223 (+7) for the match, tying for 14th place ... Competing in the PING/ASU Invitational she posted a 73 in the second-round, and finished with 224 (+8) ... In the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, she finished tied for eighth after posting a 222 (+6) and a second-round 71 ... Participating in the Bruin Wave Invitational, she carded a 222 (+6) and shot a third-round 71 ... At the Wildcat Invitational she shot a 151 (+9) ... The Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown belonged to Popelka, posting a 69-69-71 = 209 (-7) and earning a first-place finish ... In the Stanford Women's Collegiate, she shot a 225 (+12) ... Competing in the Windy City Collegiate Championship, she earned a top-20 finish, tying for 15th place with a 220 (+4) score.

High School: Prepped at Lake Mary Prep High School but trained at the Annika Academy in Reunion, Florida ... Became the first player to train with the UA alum to sign with the Wildcats ... Trained with coaches Henri Reis and Kai Fusser, the same coaches who instructed Sorenstam during her career ... Won a pair of matches in August playing for the European team at the 2009 PING Junior Solheim Cup ... Member of the Swiss Junior National Team ... Earned a pair of second-place finishes at AJGA events in 2008 ... Quarterfinalist at the 2008 British Girls' Amateur Championship ... Has played internationally in Switzerland, Britain, Holland, France, Finland, Scotland and Wales.

Personal: Born Sherlyn Liliane Popelka on December 22, 1991 in Switzerland to Aysha and Frank Popelka ... Pre-business major at Arizona ... Plans to become a professional golfer ... Speaks three languages (German, French and English) ... Enjoys shopping, reading and playing tennis.