Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Julia Kraschinski
Julia Kraschinski
Whitianga, New Zealand
(Saddlebrook (Fla.) Academy)

General: One of the top returnees from last year's National Championship team... Originally from New Zealand, attended the prestigious Bradenton Academy in Florida for one year and the Saddlebrook Academy in Florida for one year... Named to the 1998 East Cannon Cup team... Was a 1998 AJGA first team All-American after recording five top-five finishes in her nine outings... Also had a seventh place finish and a 10th place outing in that schedule as well... Won two AJGA tournaments in the summer of 1998, the AJGA Ping Myrtle Beach and the AJGA Greensboro Chrysler Junior... In the summer of 1999, she placed third at the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic and was fourth at the AJGA Greater Greensboro Chrysler Junior.

Freshman (1999-2000): She placed second at the NCAA Championships with a two-over-par 290, three strokes behind champion and teammate Jenna Daniels... Shot personal and team low round of the year at the NCAA Championships with a second-round 67... Stroke average of 74.88... Enjoyed a solid freshman campaign as the team's No. 5 golfer... She finished the year with five consecutive top-15 performances... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 team selection... Tied for 10th at the NCAA West Regionals (219), the second-highest finisher for the Wildcats... Tied for 14th at the Pac-10 Championships (226)... Tied for 13th at the Ping/ASU Invitational (222) and tied for 10th at the Rainbow Invitational (227).

High School: Attended the Bradenton Academy in Florida... Also participated in swimming and track... Made the principal's honor roll (GPA of 4.0 or above)... Her golf team won the state championship in both 1998 and 1999... A high school All-American in 1998.

Personal: Julia Melanie Kraschinski... Born October 7, 1981, in Germany... Parents are Gunther and Britta Kraschinski... Parents are hotel owners... Father played professional tennis... Has a 17-year old sister, Miriam, who is involved in the American Junior Golf Association... Majoring in anatomy and physiology... Career aspiration is to become a professional golfer... Has played in the World Amatuer in Germany, France, England, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand... Was the sports person of the year for her district in New Zealand... Enjoys swimming, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

						Top	Low	Low
Season		Tourn.	Rnds.	Strokes	Avg.	10/20	Rnd.	Tourn.
1999-2000	11	34	2546	74.88	3/5	67	219 (+3)

Tourn. in 1999-2000	Rnds.	Score		Place	Avg.	Rnd.
NCAA Preview		3	222 (+6)	T11	74.00	72
Dick McGuire Invtl.	3	225 (+6)	18	75.00	74
Stanford Invitational	3	231 (+15)	T51	77.00	73
Golf World Invitational	3	226 (+10)	T20	75.33	75
TRW Regional Challenge	3	230 (+17)	T37	76.66	76
Arizona Invitational	3	228 (+12)	T61	76.00	71
Rainbow Invitational	3	227 (+11)	T10	75.66	70
Ping/ASU Invitational	3	222 (+6)	T13	74.00	72
Pac-10 Championships	3	226 (+10)	T14	75.33	72
NCAA West Regionals	3	219 (+3)	T10	73.00	72
NCAA Championships	4	287(+2)		2nd 	71.75	67