Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Lorena Ochoa
Lorena Ochoa
Guadalajara, Mexico
(Torreblanca H.S.)

General: Enters UA as the top recruit in the nation... One of three Arizona freshmen named to Golfweek magazine's list of "Freshmen to Watch in 2000"... Ranked 21st in the Golfweek Amateur rankings upon entering UA... Winner of seven Mexican Junior National Championships, 1990-94, 97, and 99... Participated in the 2000 U.S. Women's Open... Semifinalist at the 1999 U.S. Women's Amateur, quarterfinalist in 2000... Mexican Amateur Champion in 1999 and 2000... Named best golfer in Mexico 1997-2000... Named best golfer in the state of Jalisco in 1993, 94, and 96-00... Holds the record for consecutive Junior World Championships with five from 1990-94... Won five Heraldo the Mexico, a highly touted award for all Mexican sports, in 1993, 1994, and 1997-99... Represented Mexico at the Women's World Amateur in Germany.

High School: Graduated from Torreblanca H.S. in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1998.

Personal: Born Nov. 15, 1981, in Guadalajara, Mexico... Parents are Javier Ochoa and Marcela Reyes... Parents' occupation is real estate... Plans to major in sports psychology... Broke both wrists at age five.