Red Storm duo joins 19 other BIG EAST women's golfers for national honor.
Anna Kim finishes tied for 2nd after carding a one-over 73 in final round.
St. John's is tied for third overall with Xavier at 59 over.
St. John's currently in third place heading into the second round of play.
St. John's looks to win its first conference title since the 2005 season.
St. John's junior Rachel Carpenter talks about her first season with the Red Storm.
St. John's women's golf competing at the 2014 BIG EAST Championship from April 17-19.
As a redshirt senior in 2013-14: Competed in all nine events for a 79.27 stroke average that included a 78.11 fall average and 80.08 spring mark...earned her first collegiate title with a first place finish at the St. John's Invitational on Oct. 7-8 after carding a 75-75--150 (+6)...shot a career-best 72 in the second round of the Princeton Invitational on Sept. 14 to finish in ninth place after carding a 76-72-77--225 (+9)...named a WGCA All-American Scholar.
As a redshirt junior in 2012-13: Competed in 10 events with a stroke average of 80.13...tied for eighth at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational on Sept. 10 with a 78-76--154...posted four top 20 finishes...shot a season low 75 at home during the St. John's Intercollegiate on Sept. 18...named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team
At Arkansas: Played in two events as a redshirt freshman after sitting out her first season ... made her first collegiate appearance at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate, shooting 81-87-78--246 ... played her second event during the spring at the Central District Invitational shooting 84-81-81--246.
Personal: Born in Patuxent River, Md. ... grew up in Fayetteville, Ga. ... mother is US Navy (Ret.) Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter ... has one brother, Jordan, who played collegiate golf at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort ...majoring in Government and Politics.
St. John's Career Low:72 (two times, last on 9/14/13 at Princeton Invitational Rd. 2)
Carpenter Up Close
Hobbies: Cooking, reading and weight lifting
Pre-round Ritual: Prayer and deep breathing, foam rolling my entire body to warm up
Most Influential Person In Your Athletic Career: My strength and conditioning coach at Arkansas, Josh Morgan. He believed in me as a person and as a whole athlete even when I struggled on the course.
Why did you come to St. John's?: Proximity to NYC, receiving a top-notch education and the competition.
Favorite Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Favorite Golf Course: The Peachtree Golf Club -Atlanta, Ga.
Deep in the Bunker or Deep in the Rough?: Bunker - I'm a magician from the sand and it's not as complicated as many people make it out to be.
Favorite Club: 6-iron - you can putt, chip, hit approach and tee shots with it - it's incredibly versatile!