Sophia Sheridan
Sophia Sheridan

Player Profile

Guadalajara, Mexico

High School:
Los Altos (Mexico)



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CAL: Sheridan is one of two seniors on this year's Cal team and will graduate as one of the program's all-time best golfers...garnered honorable mention All-America and second-team All-Pac-10 accolades as a sophomore...enters the spring having played 107 rounds for the Bears and as her team's top returner from last season's NCAA Championships (tied for 16th) a SENIOR in the fall of 2005, tied for 12th at the Kent Youel Invitational (+12, 228) for her best result...shot a fall 54-hole low in terms par of +10, 223 at the Stanford Intercollegiate (tying for 38th) the summer of 2005, lost in the semifinals of the Women's Transnational and finished in the top 10 of qualifying for the Women's Amateur before losing in the first round of a JUNIOR in 2004-05, earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition and was co-recipient of the team's Founders Award...saw her stroke average improve from 76.0 in the fall to 74.7 by season's end (second on team)...entered the NCAA West Regional ranked No. 80 nationally but improved to No. 49 after winning the regional by five strokes for her first collegiate victory...tied her career bests for 18 (-3, 69) and 54 holes (-4, 212) at the NCAA West Regional...owned six top-20 showings and finished in the top 16 in the last five tournaments...led Cal at the ASU Invitational (eighth) and Pac-10 Championships (tied for 11th)...her best finish of the fall was 21st at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational...fired a fall low round of +1, 72 at the NCAA Fall Preview...won the 104th Women's Western Amateur in Wisconsin during the summer of a SOPHOMORE in 2003-04, was ranked as high as No. 18, becoming the youngest Cal player to ever crack the top 20...finished the season ranked No. 26 nationally and earned Cal's Most Improved Player award...named co-recipient of the team's Founders in the spring with Sofie Andersson...recorded the second-lowest stroke average on the team at 74.97, over a stroke off her freshman year average (76.2)...owned six top-20 efforts, including runner-up finishes at the Wildcat Invite (212) and the Longhorn Invitational (228)...also placed in the top 10 at The Topy Cup (6th), ASU Invite (T6th, 217) and the NCAA West Regional (T8th, 218)...carded a hole-in-one in the final round in Texas...tied the then-Cal records for 36 (140) and 54 (212) holes at the Wildcat Invite and posted a career-best round of 69...won her match vs. USC at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play a FRESHMAN in 2002-03, selected honorable mention All-Pac-10...finished in the top 30 in seven of 10 events, with her best outings being fifth (219) at the Kent Youel Invitational in Hawaii in the fall, second (151) at the Bay Area Classic and ninth (220) at the Arizona State Invitational in the the Hawaii tournament, fired season bests for 36 (144) and 54 (219) holes...carded a season-low round of 71 at the ASU Invite.

INTERNATIONAL: Enters the 2006 spring college golf season after winning the Mexican Amateur in March 2005, competed in the LPGA Mastercard 1st Mexican Open in Mexico...member of Mexico's national amateur training squad from 2000-02, where she trained with LPGA member Lorena Ochoa...helped Mexico to third place at the 2001 America's Cup...finished third as an individual at the 2002 Mexican National Amateur.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Los Altos High School in Guadalajara, Mexico...competed at the 2001 USGA Junior Amateur and Women's Amateur...awarded the second-highest GPA award as a senior...played basketball in high school.

PERSONAL: Born April 30, 1984, in Guadalajara, Mexico...parents are Dennis and Cecilia Sheridan...has three brothers, Dennis, Jonathan and Christopher...hobbies include playing basketball and tennis, boogie boarding, beach volleyball and water skiing...speaks fluent Spanish and English...interdisciplinary studies (IDS) major.

"I love the blue and gold. They make a powerful combination for a powerful team."

Year	Rds	Str	Avg	Low 18	Low 36	Low 54
2002-03	30	2285	76.2	-1, 71	=, 144	+3, 219
2003-04	34	2549	75.0	-2, twice	-3, 141	-1, 212
2004-05	31	2316	74.7	-3, 69	-2, 142	-4, 212
Fall 2005	12	924	77.0	+1, twice	+3, 147	+10, 223
TOTAL	 107	8074	75.5	-3, 69	-3, 141	-4, 212
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