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Jenny Coleman
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes Peninsula
Experience: 1 Letter
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Career—Coleman has emerged as the team leader for the Buffaloes as one of two seniors on the squad and an essential part of the two best seasons in CU history, during her sophomore and junior seasons.  Her career stroke average of 75.16 is the third best in CU history for those with 50-plus rounds played and the second-best for those with 100 rounds.  She holds the record at CU for career birdies – with 281 birdies she is 15 ahead of the closest Buff (Emily Talley).  She has played in 40 events and 119 rounds in her career with one victory, five top five finishes, eight top 10 and 17 top 20 performances.  She has four rounds in the 60s and 102 in the 70s.  She has 16 subpar rounds and 29 total rounds at or under par in her career. 

College-2013-14 (Sr.)-Coleman began her senior year on an impressive note, earning her fifth top five finish, and becoming the only Buffalo to do so in 2013 fall play.  At the Buffs’ first tournament of the season, the Ptarmigan Ram Classic, she shot an even par 216 (73-72-71) to tie for fifth and help the Buffs to a runner-up finish.  Coleman recorded another top 15 finish in the next tournament, tying for 11th at the UNM Invitational, shooting a 73-74-73—220.  Her nine birdies in the tournament helped her move into sole possession of the record at CU and reach a total of 268 in her career – a record she extended to 281 by the fall season’s end.

2012-13 (Jr.)-Coleman helped lead the Buffaloes to one of the best seasons on the books and was rewarded with an individual invitation to the 2013 NCAA Championships.  She played in all 10 events in the regular season and 12 overall counting the 2013 Pac-12 Championships and the NCAA Regionals, playing in 35 rounds with a stroke average of 74.11, the fifth best mark in CU history.  At the NCAA Regionals, Coleman finished with a 72-79-71—222 scorecard, tying the third-best round by a Buff in the postseason (regional or finals) on the final day. Her 222 total was the fifth-best for the postseason.  She really had two stand-out performances that put her name throughout the CU record book.  The first was in the fall where she won the New Mexico Invitational, shooting a 70-70-68—208 on the par 73 course to finish at 11-under par 208.  Her 208 was the best 54-hole mark in CU history for any tournament and her 11-under par score topped the school record by four strokes.  She then opened the postseason with a stellar third place finish at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, shooting a 74-67-72—213.  The third place finish, her second round 67 and her 54-hole score of 213 are all new CU postseason records.  She became the first CU player to shoot a round in the 60s twice in the postseason and has two of the six such rounds in school history.  Other than those two tournaments, she was just one round away in several other tournaments from competing for medalist honors.  She finished 13th at the Windy City Classic and was in contention entering the back nine of her final round.  She opened the spring with a 20th place showing at the loaded Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans and then followed that up with a 15th place finish at the Clover Cup.  She was able to accomplish all this while the Buffs played the 20th-toughest schedule nationally throughout the season. 

2011-12 (Soph.)-She cemented herself one of the five golfers in the rotation on the best team in school history behind three of the best players in program history.  CU had two significant firsts by becoming the first top 10 ranked team in program history and advancing to the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history.  Her stroke average of 75.08 was third best on the team and also the seventh best mark in CU history.   Her spring stroke average of 74.92 is the fifth-best mark in school history as the top six places on that chart have happened from 2010-11 and 2011-12.  She had two top five and five top 10 performances on the season with two rounds in the 60s and 30 more in the 70s.  She had six subpar rounds and three more at even par.  She opened the fall season with a fifth place finish at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic, her first top five finish, by shooting a 2-over par 218 through 54 holes.  She then finished 10th at the Edean Invitational, helping the Buffs to the tournament win with a 10-over par 226.  When she was at her best, the Buffs were at their best.  In the spring season, she finished tied for sixth at the Clover Cup and third at the Anuenue Spring Break Challenge, both of which the Buffs won, and 10th at the NCAA West Regional at Colorado National Golf Club when the Buffs advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time.  At both the Clover Cup and Anuenue, she finished at 4-over par 220 while she matched her 54-hole best of 4-over par 218 at the NCAA West Regional.  She shot a 3-over par 69 in the second round of the Clover Cup and then was integral in the Buffs comeback at the NCAA West Regional.  Her final round 3-under par 69 there helped the Buffs to a 9-under team score as the Buffs improved from ninth to fourth over the course of the final round.  She then shot a 10-over par at the NCAA Championships with a solid 76-73-74-75—298 scorecard. 

2010-11 (Fr.)-Coleman got her career off to a great start, completing one of the best freshman seasons in CU history.  She was the only player on the team to improve her stroke average from the fall to the spring and she sliced over two-and-a-half strokes off her average, improving from 78.07 in the fall to 75.45 in the spring.  Her spring stroke average was third best on the team but fifth best in school history and her overall average was fourth best.  Her 35 rounds tied the record for most in school history. She had five top 20 finishes, four in the spring, and 28 of her 35 rounds were in the 70s, tied for fifth best in school history.  She had three rounds under par and one more at even par, with all four of those rounds in the spring.  Her best finish of the season was an 11th place at the San Jose Spartan Invitational, the second tournament of the spring where she posted her first career round at or under par with an even-par 72 in the first round.  She also tied for 12th twice, ironically at the two events that CU hosts, the Heather Farr Memorial at CU’s Colorado National Golf Club in the fall and the MountainView Classic in Tucson, Ariz., in the spring.  At the MountainView, she went under par in each of the second two rounds, and then she became the fourth player in school history to post three straight rounds under par when she scored a 1-under par 71 to open the inaugural Pacific Coast Collegiate.  Her 76-71-71—218 score card at the MountainView was her best of the season and represents her best 54-hole score. She ranks tied for second on the list for most consecutive rounds under par.  To open the spring, she had four top 20 finishes in the first five tournaments and finished tied for 25th in the other, the Gator Women’s Invitational.  In the post season, she placed tied for 43rd at the Big 12 Championships and tied for 69th at the NCAA East Regional, shooting 14-over par 230 both times.

Best Round In Competition-67 (-5; Pac-12 Championships, second round, April 23, 2013).

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 33 on the front nine.  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 Bay League Individual Champion her junior and senior seasons 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.

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-Jennifer Lauren Coleman was born August 26, 1992, in Torrance, Calif.  She is the daughter of Colin and Barbara Coleman and her twin sister, Kristin, 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. 

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