University of Miami Athletics

Carina Cuculiza

Height

5-4

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Managua, Nicaragua

High School

Lincoln International Academy HS

2013-14 (Senior): Inducted into Iron Arrow Honor Society in December 2013 … Made season debut at Florida Challenge in spring opener … Competed as individual … One of three Canes to tie for 27th at 9-over 153 … Competed as part of Miami’s second team at Hurricane Invitational … Tied for 77th at 22-over 235.

2012-13 (Junior): Appeared in 10 tournaments, making eight starts in lineup … Posted 77.49 stroke average over 29 rounds … Did not compete in season’s first two tournaments … Made season debut at UNCG Starmount Forest Invitational as individual … First start came at Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate … Opened spring season with three top-30 finishes in first four events … Tied for 23rd at Florida Challenge and tied for 29th at Hurricane Invitational … Tied for 23rd at Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge … Finished 39th at ACC Championship … Made NCAA postseason debut at NCAA West Regional, tying for 96th at 21-over 234.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Played in eight consecutive tournaments for Miami … Registered 79.74 stroke average in 23 rounds of play… Fired season-best 72 in second round of Hurricane Invitational … Finished in top 20 on two occasions, including Sir Pizza CARDS CHALLENGE and Hurricane Invitational.

2010-11 (Freshman): Competed in all 10 events for Hurricanes, notching 78.27 stroke average … 10th-best stroke average among ACC freshmen … Recorded two top-10 finishes … Made collegiate debut at Cougar Classic, shooting 74 in final round… Placed in tie for eighth at Palmetto Intercollegiate with season-best score (219), including career-low round of 69 to start… Opened spring with ninth-place finish at JU Classic.

High School: Completed second-place finish at Junior Central American Tournament from 2005-2008 … Broke through and won Junior Central American Tournament in 2009 … Finished first at Central American Amateur Tournament in 2009 and 2010.

Personal: Daughter of Rolando Cuculiza and Teresa Reyes … From Managua, Nicaragua … Valedictorian of graduating 2010 class … Favorite sports team is Los Angeles Lakers.

CUCULIZA CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON EVENTS RDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP 10
2010-11 10 26 2,035 78.27 69 2
2011-12 8 23 1,834 79.74 72 1
2012-13 10 29 2,246 77.45 70 0
2013-14 2 5 388 77.60 73 0
CAREER 30 83 6,503 78.35 69 3
CUCULIZA TOURNAMENT RESULTS
2010-11 TOURNAMENTS
SCORE FINISH
Cougar Classic 78-77-74=229 t63rd
Starmount Forest Fall Classic 77-80=157 t41th
Waterlefe Invitational 80-83-80=243 t63rd
JU Classic 77-79=156 9th
Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate 69-75-75=219 8th
Edwin Watts/Kiawah Classic 79-73-78=230 39th
Sir Pizza Cards Challenge 79-77-83=239 48th
Eagle Landing Invitational 81-76-80=237 t69th
John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate 80 WD
ACC Championships 85-82-78=245 t38th
2011-12 TOURNAMENTS SCORE FINISH
Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational 83-85-82=250 t67th
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown 83-77-80=240 78th
UCF Challenge 81-75-80=236 84th
Sir Pizza Cards Challenge 73-77-76=226 t19th
Hurricane Invitational 77-72-81=230 t10th
Battle at Rancho Bernardo 82-86=168 t85th
Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate 84-79-74=237 t84th
ACC Championships 84-84-79=247 43rd
2012-13 TOURNAMENTS SCORE FINISH
UNCG Starmount Forest Invitational 80-77-77=234 t56th
Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate 83-78-75=236 t66th
Florida Challenge 78-78=156 t23rd
Hurricane Invitational 83-72-76=231 t29th
UCF Challenge 79-75-70=224 t36th
Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge 76-73-79=228 t23rd
SunTrust Gator Invitational 70-80-76=226 t38th
The SDSU Farms Invitational 80-72-85=237 t46th
ACC Championship 83-82-79=244 39th
NCAA West Regional 78-79-77=234 t96th
2013-14 TOURNAMENTS SCORE FINISH
Florida Challenge* 75-78=153 t27th
Hurricane Invitational 80-73-82=235 t77th