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Kristin Coleman
Player Profile:
Kristin Coleman 727471
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes Peninsula
Experience: 1 Letter

Career—Coleman emerged as a veteran after two-and-a-half years playing in the top rotation during one of the most successful stretches in school history.  She played in 44 career events and 131 rounds, with 105 counting toward scoring.  Her career stroke average of 77.01 ranks fourth-best in school history amongst those with at least 50 rounds played.  Coleman is the all-time leader at CU with 1,591 pars.  She ranks second all-time with 1,848 holes at or under par and ranks in the top three in career events (44), career rounds (131) and career birdies (254).  She has 92 rounds in the 70s, ranking fourth all-time, and seven subpar rounds.  Coleman is also one of only four Buffs to make three or more eagles in her career.

College-2013-14 (Sr.)-Coleman had one of her best seasons as a senior.  She competed in all 11 of the Buffs’ tournaments, with 28 of her 32 rounds counting toward team scoring.  In her final season, she recorded 25 rounds in the 70s, two subpar rounds and 58 birdies (all ranking second on the team).  She ended the season with a 76.34  stroke average, which also ranked second on the team and was the sixth-best in program history.  Coleman opened the season with her best performance, shooting a 73-72-72—217 at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic, where she placed eighth and helped the Buffs to a second place finish.  She found success once more as the fall season came to a close at the Pac-12 Fall Preview, shooting 4-over par 223 to place just outside the top 20, tying for 22nd.  Coleman continued to shine in the first tournament of the spring, shooting 5-over par 147 (73-74) at the Peg Bernard Invitational, tying for 12th.  She was one of the Buffs’ top finishers at the 2014 Pac-12 Championships, making a big mark in the first round, with score of 1-under par 71, tying for the fifth lowest 18-hole score by a Buff at a conference tourney. Her 148 through 36 holes ranked seventh.          

2012-13 (Jr.)-Coleman finished the fall with a stroke average of 78.33, fifth best on the team, having played in all five events and 15 rounds for the Buffaloes.  She had eight rounds in the 70s and all 15 of her rounds counted toward team scoring, helping the team to two top nine performances in the fall.  Coleman shot a season-low 73 in the first round of the team’s first two tournaments, helping her to her season-best finishes at 35th and 39th, respectively.   As the Buffs continued play in the nation’s 20th-toughest schedule, Coleman played in four of the team’s six spring tournaments, including the 2013 Pac-12 Championships. In spring play, she shot three more rounds in the 70s, finishing with an 81.00 stroke average through 12 rounds.   

2011-12 (So.)-Coleman cemented herself in CU’s top five rotation throughout the best season in program history, as she helped the Buffs earn the program’s first top 10 ranking and first trip to the NCAA Championships.  She had a stroke average of 76.65, fifth best on the team, and had two top 20 finishes and 28 rounds in the 70s with two rounds under par and another pair at even par.  She basically book-ended the season with her top two performances, with one coming in the second tournament of the season and the other the second-to-last.  She finished 12th at the New Mexico Invitational after shooting a 3-over par 222 with two even par rounds.  She then performed near her best when it counted most, recording a 4-over par 220 at the NCAA West Regional at Colorado National Golf Club.  She shot 1-under par 71s in the first and third rounds, her only two rounds under par on the season.  Her 71 in the final round helped the Buffs to a 9-under par team score as the Buffs moved up from ninth to fourth to advance to the program’s first ever NCAA Championship.  She also had solid performances at the Clover Cup, as the Buffs won aided by her 22nd place finish of 11-over par 227.  She matched that score at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing tied for 32nd. 

2010-11 (Fr.)-Coleman had one of the best freshman seasons in CU history, compiling a stroke average of 76.06, the 10th best mark in CU history and third best by a freshman.  She had 34 of 35 rounds counting toward team scoring, the second most in CU history with a mark that matched the school record entering the season, as she is second to teammate Jess Wallace.  Her 35 rounds also matches the school record.  She had 30 rounds in the 70s, third best in CU history, again matching the CU record as it stood before the season, as only Wallace’s 32 rounds and Emily Talley’s 31 rounds from this season are higher.  She made an instant impact, compiling one of the best fall seasons in CU history with a stroke average of 74.67, and while that was the fourth best on the team, it was the ninth best in CU history as the 2010-11 squad produced four of the nine instances in CU history where a golfer went under 75 in the fall.  She had two top 10 finishes, both in the fall, and had two rounds under par, needing one more to hit the top 10 of that career chart.  She got her career off with a bang, shooting a 1-under par 71 in her first round at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic and in the next tournament at the Dick McGuire Invitational she shot a 2-under par 71 in the final round to earn her first top 20 finish and then followed that up with her first top 10 by taking home ninth place at the Johnie Imes Invitational.  She bested that with a sixth place finish in CU's Heather Farr Memorial Invitational.    

High School-Coleman graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in 2010 and earned four letters in golf there under coach Bob Wilton.  She owns the school record by shooting a 5-under par 67 at the MLK High School Tournament.  She was named first-team All-Bay League each of her four years and the Palos Verdes most valuable player and named to the All-Area top 8 team, and a CIF Individual Region finalist each of her last three years.  She was the most improved player her sophomore season.  She was the Bay League Individual Champion her sophomore season and was named the Bay League Player of the Year her last three years there.  PVPSH advanced to the California State Championships and took fifth place her senior season.    

Other-2010: She finished 20th in the Junior World Championships at the Torrey Pines Golf Course and 18th at the Trusted Choice Big I National Tournament at the Old York Country Club in Chesterfield, N.J.  She took second place advancing to the round of 32 in the California Junior Girls Championship.  2009: She was 15th at the Junior World Championships in La Jolla, Calif., and earned 31st out of 156 and advanced to the round of 32 at the USGA Girls Junior Amateur Championship in Bedminster, N.J.  On the JAGS Junior Tour, she won two events, the SCGA Junior Championship in Murrieta, Calif., and the San Marcos Junior Open in San Marcos, Calif. 2008: She won the SCPGA Yorba Linda Invitational in Yorba Linda, Calif..  She played at the Junior World Championships in Santee, Calif.  2007: She shot an 80-74-154 in El Cajon, Calif., in the Junior World Championships and she was named the SCPGA Spring Series 12-14 Player of the Year with 10 wins, two runner-up and two third place finishes.

Best Career Round In Competition-67 (-5; MLK Tournament at Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Club).  

In The Classroom-She is majoring in business at Colorado.  In high school, she was named to the principal's honor roll all four years, earned California Scholarship Federation recognition her sophomore through senior seasons and was named to the Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society both her junior and senior years.

Personal-Kristin Amanda Coleman was born August 26, 1992, in Torrance, Calif.  She is the daughter of Colin and Barbara Coleman and her twin sister, Jenny, is also on the CU golf team.  She enjoys cooking and playing tennis and her goal after college is to be a professional golfer.  She met Donald Trump at his golf course in Los Angeles and met Arnold Palmer at the Rolling Hills Country Club last year.  She played with Naree Song in an Los Angeles City Junior golf fundraiser and has also played with Sonny Oh.  She chose Colorado because it is a strong school athletically and academically and the coaches and team are nice.

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