Whitney French

Whitney French

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Laguna Niguel, Calif.

High School:
Dana Hills HS

Height:
5-6

Experience:
4L

06/19/2013

French Advances To Match Play At U.S. Amateur Public Links

French Advances To Match Play At U.S. Amateur Public Links

07/12/2012

Home Tournament Highlights Women's Golf Fall Schedule

Home Tournament Highlights Women's Golf Fall Schedule

07/11/2012

Whitney French Honored As 2011-12 NGCA All-American Scholar

Whitney French Honored As 2011-12 NGCA All-American Scholar

06/07/2012

French Earns Pac-12 All-Academic Honors For Third Straight Year

French Earns Pac-12 All-Academic Honors For Third Straight Year

05/12/2012

Season Ends For Women's Golf Team At NCAA West Regional

Season Ends For Women's Golf Team At NCAA West Regional

Career Statistics Through 2011-12 Season Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Played in every tournament in her four-year career with 129 total rounds, the second-most in Oregon State history ... Finished third in Oregon State history in scoring average at 76.95 ... Finished with the fifth-best (76.10 as a junior) and seventh-best (76.29 as a senior) single-season scoring averages in school history ... Best score was a 2-under 70 as a senior at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate ... Best 54-hole score was a 1-under 215 as a junior at the Rose City Collegiate for the second-best three-round score in Oregon State history and only the second subpar round in school history ... Tied for medalist honors at the Rose City Collegiate (-1, 215) before losing in a 12-hole sudden-death playoff to Kelsey Kipp of North Texas ... Had four top-10 and nine top-20 finishes ... Shot four subpar rounds ... Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team after sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Selected to the 2009-10 and 2011-12 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team, which has criteria that is some of the most stringent in all of college athletics ... Honored as an Oregon State Everyday Champion in April 2011.

SENIOR (2011-12): Played in all 12 tournaments ... Led the team with a scoring average of 76.29, the seventh-best single-season scoring average in school history ... Shot a career-best 2-under 70 in the final round of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate ... Also shot a 1-under 71 in the first round of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic ... Best finish was a tie for eighth place at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic for fourth career top-10 finish ... Best 54-hole score was a 7-over 223 at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic ... Shot a team-best 8-over 224 at the Pac-12/SEC Challenge ... Also shot an 8-over 224 at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 44th at the Pac-12 Championship (+16, 232) ... Finished tied for 92nd at the NCAA West Regional (+16, 232) ... Selected to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team ... Selected to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team.

JUNIOR (2010-11): Played in all 11 tournaments ... Had a scoring average of 76.10, the second best on the team ... Equaled her career-best round with a 1-under 71 at the Rose City Collegiate ... Tied for medalist honors at the Rose City Collegiate (-1, 215) before losing in a 12-hole sudden-death playoff to Kelsey Kipp of North Texas ... The 1-under at the Rose City Collegiate is the second-best three-round score in Oregon State women's golf history ... Finished tied for seventh at the Washington National Individual Championship (+6, 78) ... Finished tied for 37th at the Pac-10 Championships (+17, 233) ... Honored as an Oregon State Everyday Champion in April 2011 ... Selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team.

SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Played in all 11 tournaments ... Had a scoring average of 77.64 ... Finished fifth at the Anteater Invitational (+9, 222) for her first career top 10 finish ... Shot a 1-under 71 at the Entrada Classic for her first career subpar round ... Finished 19th at the Washington State Inland Cup (+18, 234) ... Shot an 11-over 227 at the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate for a tie for 36th ... Finished tied for 14th at the Giustina Memorial Classic (+17, 233) ... Selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team ... Selected to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team.

FRESHMAN (2008-09): Appeared in all 10 tournaments ... Had a scoring average of 77.87 ... First collegiate tournament was the Giustina Memorial Classic where she finished tied for 23rd (+19, 235) ... Best round was an even-par 72 at the Lady Rebel Intercollegiate ... Best finish was a tie for 17th at the Lady Rebel Intercollegiate (+13, 229) ... Also shot a 13-over 229 at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational where she finished tied for 36th ... Had a 14-over 230 at both the Oregon Duck Invitational and Mountain View Collegiate ... Finished tied for 36th at the Pac-10 Championships (+18, 231).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dana Hills High School in Laguna Niguel, Calif. in 2008 ... Was on varsity golf team all four years ... Was team captain as a senior ... Earned All-League First Team honors as a junior and senior and Second Team honors as a freshman and sophomore ... Team won the league championship in 2006 ... Earned two letters in softball ... Was Most Valuable Player in softball and earned All-League Second Team honors ... Was on the Super Attendant and Principal Honor Roll all four years.

JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: Won a sectional qualifier with a 1-over 72 at Langdon Farms Golf Club in 2011 to qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championships ... Won the Tournament of Champions.

PERSONAL: Born in Valencia, Calif. ... Daughter of Alan and Lisa French ... Father is a CPA and played tennis at San Diego State ... Has one brother, Alex, and one sister, Avery ... Majoring in Business ... Nickname is Whit ... Hobbies include going to the beach, hanging out with friends and relaxing ... Says most interesting characteristic is "I am a quarter Japanese with blonde hair with the last name French" ... Chose Oregon State "because of the Pac-10 and the girls on the team are the sweetest people ever" ... Says most thrilling athletic moment is "the adrenalin that goes through your body when you know you're going to win."

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