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Rachel Carpenter
Rachel Carpenter

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Suffolk, Va.

High School:
Northstar Academy (Va.)

Last College:
Arkansas

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)

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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!

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