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University of Miami Athletics

Jessica Steward

Height

5-10

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Mystic, Conn.

High School

Fitch HS

AS A JUNIOR (2006-07): Competed in nine tournaments with a stroke average of 76.67… Won the GSU/Pelican Preserve Invitational, finishing par or under-par in all three rounds (69-68-72)… Established Miami 36- (137) and 54-hole (209) scoring records… Placed in the top 10 in four tournaments and in the top 20 in six… Tied for third at the Edwin Watts Intercollegiate (71-76-70)… Finished seventh at the Chrysler Challenge and ninth at the Wildcat Fall Classic… Tied for a team-high 19th place at the ACC Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Played in all nine tournaments ranking second on the team with a 76.48 stroke average… Second on the team with five top-20 finishes including one top-10… The Hurricanes’ top finisher at three tournaments (Cougar Classic, Taco Bell Intercollegiate, ACC Championship), and led Miami with 22 rounds in the 70s and four sub-par rounds… Among Miami’s top-2 finishers in all but one tournament… Placed sixth at the ACC Championship (74-78-73–225)… Recorded a season-best total of 222 (71-76-75) in finishing tied for 14th at the Taco Bell Intercollegiate.

AT BOSTON COLLEGE: Competed in 11 tournaments posting a 79.65 stroke average… Recorded five top-10 finishes… Tied for fourth at the Rutgers Invitational, posting a two-round total of 153 (76-77)… Tied for 32nd at Notre Dame with a 246… Fired a final round 74 matching the single-round low for the event… Finished eighth at the St. Croix Collegiate Classic with a three-round total of 232 (78-76-78)… Posted top-4 finishes at both the Georgetown Hoya Invitational (80-79–159) and Lady Eagle Invitational (78-82–160).

PREP: Robert E. Fitch High School… Team captain of the golf team as a senior… Shot 76 to finish fourth at the Eastern Connecticut Conference Championships… PGA Junior Series victories include Ocean City, MO (77-72-77 236) and at the Samoset in Rockport, ME (73-76 149)… 2001 and 2003 PGA Connecticut Section junior player of the year… Won the 2003 New England Girls High School Championship shooting a one-under par 71… Runner-up at the 2003 Connecticut Women’s Amateur (72-79 151)… 2003 All-State and All-New England selection… Ranked No. 2 high school golfer in Connecticut by NJGS… Also captain of the Fitch soccer team… Eastern Connecticut Conference honorable mention in 2002… Member of the National Honor Society… Elected to the Senior Executive Board.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Sports Administration… Enjoys playing the guitar and the drums in her free time… Lists Babe Didrickson Zaharius as her favorite athlete… Favorite sports team is the Boston Red Sox… Has an orange belt in Taekwondo.