After wrapping up a senior season in which she tallied three top-15 finishes and five finishes in the top 30, Lori Pearson (Seattle, Wash.) has been named this week’s GoSeattleU.com’s Featured Student-Athlete of the Week.
Pearson saw her collegiate career end April 24 at the Western Athletic Conference Championship, held at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. At the conference tournament, she finished in a tie for 12th after taking 227 strokes, 11 above par. The placement matched her highest finish of the year as she also tied for 12th at the Santa Clara University Colby Invitational Oct. 22-23, 2012.
On the year, Pearson averaged 78.04 strokes a round, just four-hundredths of a stroke higher than Clare Sorensen (Roseville, Calif.) for the team lead. Her lowest round of the season was a 73 which came in the third round of the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate Oct. 14. Throughout her four years at Seattle U, Pearson tallied six top-15 and 13 top-30 finishes, the best coming in 2011-12 where she tied for ninth at both the WCC Championship and Firestone Grill College Invitational.
Pearson is a top talent in the classroom, sporting a 3.581 cumulative grade point average as a Sport and Exercise Science major. She has also contributed valuable senior leadership and experience to the rest of the women’s golf team.
“Ms. Pearson is an outstanding golfer and teammate; I am excited that she is being honored as the student-athlete of the week,” said Seattle University women’s golf head coach Marc Chandonnet. “She embodies what any coach at Seattle University would want in a student-athlete: hard working, dedicated and a great student who is supportive of those around her. As a graduating senior, Lori will be dearly missed by all of us!”
The Seattle University athletics department names a Featured Student-Athlete each Tuesday based on performances both in the classroom and in competition.