University of Miami Athletics

Rika Park

Height

5-2

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Fujieda Shi-Shizouka, Japan

High School

Heritage Academy HS

2014-2015 (Senior): Came in second on the team in stroke average with 74.39 … Missed the fall season because of an injury … Participated in the Florida Challenge, her first tournament back from injury … Scored even in the UCF Challenge, scoring a three-under-par (69) in the second round … Posted a two-over-par at the Hurricane Invitational with a stellar three-under-par (69) second round … Posted a season-best finish of seventh place at the SMU Invitational … Was Miami’s best finisher at the NCAA Regional Championship, as she tied for 31st.

2013-14 (Junior): Started in each of Miami’s 10 tournaments … Tied for 34th at season-opening Mary Fossum Invitational, shooting 16-over (77-76-79=232) … Followed with 33rd-place finish at Challenge at Onion Creek … Shot one-over-par 217 to tie for 23rd at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational … Tied for 14th at Florida Challenge (five-over 149) … Shot 11-over 227 to tie for 72nd at UCF Challenge … Tied for 48th with 14-over 227 at Hurricane Invitational … Finished 57th at SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational … Finished 49th at SDSU Farms Invitational, shooting 16-over 232 … Tied for 25th at ACC Women’s Golf Championship, shooting 16-over 229.

2012-13 (Sophomore): One of two golfers to start all 12 tournaments … Second on team behind Leticia Ras-Anderica with a 75.26 stroke average, while tying for team lead with three top-10 finishes … Opened sophomore campaign with 48th-place showing at season-opening Cougar Classic … Tied for 22nd at Mary Fossum Invitational … Posted 12th-place finish at UNCG Starmount Forest Invitational, shooting eight-over 221 … First top-10 finish of season came at Hurricane Invitational in Coral Gables … Carded six-over 219 to finish eighth … Tied for sixth at SunTrust Gator Invitational with five-over 215 … One of two Canes to post top-10 showings at ACC Championship, tying for sixth at 10-over 223 … Made second consecutive NCAA Regional appearance … Tied for 65th overall at 14-over 227.

2011-12 (Freshman): Played in 11 events, including berth into NCAA Central Regional as individual … Recorded team high seven Top 20 finishes … Placed in Top 10 four times, including third-place finish at Mary Fossum Invitational, eighth at Rebel Invitational and 10th at Bettie Lou Evans Invitational and Hurricane Invitational … Shot team low-round 69 in second round of Las Vegas Showdown … Had second-lowest stroke average on team with 75.91.

High School: Played under Justin Brunkel in International Junior Golf Association from 2006-2011 … Was named IJGT Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 … Took home first-place honors in AJGA tournaments in 2009 and 2010 … Won Kathy Whitworth Invitational in 2011 … Tied for 12th in AGJA Rolex Girls Championship in 2010.

Personal: Born in Fujieda Shi-Shizouka, Japan, and moved to America at age of 14 … Daughter of Kang Kong Park … Has two siblings, Naru and Eri … Majoring in sport administration … Would like to be a professional golfer… Favorite athlete is Annika Sorenstam.

PARK CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON EVENTS RDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP 10
2011-12 11 32 2,429 75.91 69 4
2012-13 12 35 2,634 75.26 69 3
2013-14 10 29 2,215 76.38 71 0
2014-15 8 23 1,711 74.39 69 1
CAREER 41 119 8,978 75.44 69 8
PARK TOURNAMENT RESULTS
2011-12 TOURNAMENTS SCORE FINISH
Cougar Classic 76-75-74=225 t58th
Mary Fossum Invitational 76-73-73=222 3rd
Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational 77-77-80=234 t10th
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown 76-69-83=228 t43rd
UCF Challenge 75-72-78=225 t43rd
Sir Pizza Cards Challenge 76-74-76=226 t19th
Hurricane Invitational 75-72-83=230 t10th
Battle at Rancho Bernardo 71-77=148 t12th
Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate 76-72-74=222 t8th
ACC Championships 78-79-71=228 t19th
NCAA Central Regional 79-80-82=241 t93rd
2012-13 TOURNAMENTS
SCORE FINISH
Cougar Classic 72-74-76=222 t48th
Mary Fossum Invitational 76-78-73=227 t22nd
UNCG Starmount Forest Invitational 75-73-73=221 t12th
Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate 75-73-76=224 t32nd
Florida Challenge 79-73=152 15th
Hurricane Invitational 69-75-75=219 8th
UCF Challenge 76-74-76=226 t48th
Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge 78-82-72=232 t42nd
SunTrust Gator Invitational 71-73-71=215 t6th
The SDSU Farms Invitational 79-77-90=246 t60th
ACC Championship 77-73-73=223 t6th
NCAA West Regional 75-78-74=227 t65th
2013-14 TOURNAMENTS SCORE FINISH
Mary Fossum Invitational 77-76-79=232 t34th
Challenge at Onion Creek 79-75-75=229 t33rd
Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational 71-73-73=217 t23rd
Florida Challenge 76-73=149 t14th
UCF Challenge 79-73-75=227 t72nd
Hurricane Invitational 74-76-77=227 t48th
SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational 77-78-76=231 t57th
SDSU Farms Invitational 81-76-75=232 t49th
ACC Women’s Golf Championship 74-78-77=229 t25th
NCAA Central Regional 84-77-81=242 t100th
2014-15 TOURNAMENTS SCORE FINISH
Florida Challenge 76-78=154 t19th
 UCF Challenge 74-69-73=216 t19th
 Hurricane Invitational 74-69-75=218 t13th
 Briar’s Creek Invitational 72-79-77=228 t45th
 Web.com Intercollegiate 72-70-76=218 t16th
 SMU Invitational 78-74-70=222 t7th
 ACC Championship 78-78-72=228 t40th
 NCAA Regional Championship 78-76-73=227 t31st