Shannon Yocum
Shannon Yocum

Player Profile

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

High School:
Peninsula HS



Honorable mention All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Academic first team as a Senior in 2008-09...repeated as the champion at the Ram Fall Classic... tied the Cal record for a low-18 with her 67 (-5) in the second round of the Ram Fall Classic... posted scores under par in five of the 12 rounds she played in the fall...played in two spring tournaments, the Nothrop Grumman, tying for 28th with a 235 (79-77-79) and tying for 25th at the Wildcat Invite with a 225 (78-74-73) before suffering an injury during a dual match against San Jose State...returned to play at the Pac-10 Championships where her third round two-under 69 helped propel her to a 12th place finish...shot a one-over in the final round of her Cal career at the NCAA West Regional, finishing the tournament tied for 55th with a 216 (+9)...finished the season ranked No. 67 by Golfweek...during the SUMMER OF 2008, after Cal's trip to Scotland, participated in the 25th-annual NCAA All-Star tour of Asia June 27-July 14, playing in various tournaments in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and China a JUNIOR in 2007-08...was a member of Cal's starting five for all four fall competitions in the fall of 2007 and all seven tournaments in the spring...won the Ram Fall Classic by two shots over her teammate, Pia Halbig, for her first collegiate victory...shot career bests for 18 (-2, 70), 36 (=, 144) and 54 holes (-2, 214) at the Ram Fall Classic...had two more top-10 finishes, tying for seventh at the Spartan Invite and placing third at the Duck Invite... had her best finish at the Pac-10 Championship, placing 16th...has seen her scoring average improve from 79.0 as a freshman to 75.3 as a junior...earned her third NGCA Academic All-American honor...named to Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team... as a SOPHOMORE in 2006-07, received second-team Pac-10 All-Academic and three team awards - Most Improved, Founders Award and Leta Nelson Award...capped the fall with her best showing, tying for 26th at the Stanford Intercollegiate with her best 36 hole (+7, 149) and 54-hole (+7, 220) performances...shot a 71 for her season-best round at Stanford, which also equaled her best round in relation to par (even)...tied for 30th at the Ram Fall Classic to start the year... honorable mention All-Pac-10... earned her second NGCA Academic All-American honor ...saw action in three of Cal's four events in the fall of 2005 as a FRESHMAN and competed on Cal's travel squad for the final seven tournaments of the season...tied for 24th at the Cal Guadalajara Invitational for her top result of the Mexico, shot a then-career best for 18 holes (=, 72) and then-career bests for 36 (+9, 153) and 54 holes (+9, 225)...carded a +9, 155 at the Dick McGuire Invitational to tie for 53rd for her best fall result...selected for the Leta Nelson award which is given to an individual who best personifies the spirit of the university... NGCA Academic All-American.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2002 and 2003 team MVP at Peninsula High School...garnered the Captains Award (2004), Most Improved (2001) and Athlete of the Year (2005) honors at her school...helped her team to the 2002 and 2003 CIF titles, four CIF Southern Section championships and to three Bay League 18-hole score was 68 and best nine-hole score was 29...won two American Junior Golf Association tournaments (Glenwild, Utah and Kansas City, Kan.)...received several academic honors - Principal's High Honor Roll, Governor's Scholarship recipient and Golden State Exam Excellence.

PERSONAL: Born May 4, 1987, in Long Beach, Calif....parents are Stan and Melayne Yocum...has a younger sister, Stephanie, who began competing for the Cal Poly golf team in the fall of 2006...enjoys skiing, golf, reading, going to movies and hanging out with friends...speaks fluent Spanish ...economics major.

""This may sound kind of dorky, but I was so proud when I found out that I am able to graduate with honors in Economics. It wasn't originally a goal of mine, but to be selected as a top student while still being part of a world-class golf program was extremely gratifying."

Year	Rds	Str	Avg	Low 18	Low 36	Low 54
2005-06	33	2606	79.0	=, 72	+9, 2xs	+9, 225
2006-07	33	2570	77.9	=, 71	+4, 148	+5, 221
2007-08	32	2411	75.3	-2, 2x	=, 144	-2, 214
2008-09	21	1562	74.3	-5, 67	-6, 138	-8, 208
TOTAL	119	9149	76.8.	-5, 67	-6, 138	-8, 208

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