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Stacey Rodger
Stacey Rodger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brighton, Sussex, England

High School:
Portslade HS

Height:
5-3

Experience:
High School

Fall 2009: Perhaps the most improved player in the Missouri Valley Conference, she ranked second on the team and fifth in the league in scoring average at 76.33, nearly five strokes better than her junior year...Paced the Bears at the Johnie Imes Invitational with a 12th-place finish after shooting 75-82-71--228, and the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational, where she fired 78-74-69--221 for 14th place...Named MVC Player of the Week after the career-best performance at FIU...Also was second for MSU at the season opener at Nebraska, tying for 33rd with 78-75-78--231...Notched her first top 10 finish at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate by carding 74-82-74--230 for a 10th-place tie...Tied for 29th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial with 83-79-73--235...Twelve of her 15 rounds were in the 70's, while her 69 at FIU was the second-lowest round in school history...Enters the spring season ranked seventh on the MSU career scoring list with a 79.63 average.

2008-09:Battled through a season filled with prolonged illness and injuries to compile an 81.24 scoring average...Missed two tournaments and played theremainder at less than full strength...Opened the season with a tie for 25th at the MSU/Stewart Memorial after carding 78-82--160...Tied for 20th at Baylor after posting 78-80-76--234 and led the Bears at the UALR Classic with78-74-80--232 and a season-best tie for 13th...Tied for 24th at the MVC Championship, shooting 78-76-85--239...Nine of her 25 rounds were in the 70's with her low round a 74 at UALR.

2007-08: Vastly improved from her freshman year,ranked third on the team with a 79.03 scoring average... Had15 rounds in the 70's and tied her career best with a 74 in the second round at LPGA International, the final round at Samford and the second round at UALR...Recorded her best 54-hole total as a collegian at the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup in Louisville, posting 75-78-76--229 for a tie for 32nd...Finished 24th at Oral Roberts with 81-77-81--239 and 26th at LPGA International after shooting 80-74-78--232...Got off to a strong start in the spring, placing second on the team at the Cuthbert Cup at Kiawah Island by posting 77-78--155...Also was second on the team at UALR after shooting 75-74-82--231 andtied for firston the squad at Samford with 81-78-74--233.

2006-07: The only true freshman on the squad, she was one of the top newcomers in the Valley, playing in 10 of the team's 11 tournaments...Averaged 80.6 in 29 rounds with 14 in the 70's...Highest finish came at the ORU Shootout, where she tied for 12th of 75 players, firing 75-78-78--231...Also placed 12th at the Diablo Grande Intercollegiate, shooting 82-82-85--249...Fired her career low 74 three times -- at the conference tournament and the first two rounds of the UALR/North Texas Classic...In the fall, her other top finishes were 21st at Iowa, her first collegiate tournament, and 42nd at Nebraska...Best 54-hole score came at the Rio Verde Invitational, where she carded 79-77-75--231, for a 40th-place tie...Took 14th at the MVC Championship with 76-83-74--233 and notched the same total with rounds of 74-74-85 to finish 35th at UALR...Third for the Bears and 27th overall at the Stewart Memorial at 80-84--164.

Background: Enjoyed a standout junior career in her native England, on both a national and regional level...Won nearly every major competition in Sussex (state), including the Ladies and Girls U18championships...Captured the West Hove Ladies championship in 2004-06...Alsowonthe East Sussex NationalLadies titlein '05, breaking the course record with a 68...Set course records at West Hove (67) and East Brighton (71)...Was the South of England School Girls champion and won the Brighton District Golf Champion of Champions title twice...Scored a hole-in-one at the 2006 English Ladies Championship.

Personal: StaceyLouise Rodger was born March 15, 1988, in Brighton, Sussex, England...Academic major isExercise and Movement Science...Daughter of Stuart and Ann Rodger.

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