University of Iowa Athletics

Chelsea Harris

Class Sr.
Hometown Normal, Ill.
High School Normal University

2011-12 — competed in 11 tournaments, including 32 rounds… posted team-best 76.28 average (2,441 strokes), tying Liz Bennet for the ninth-best scoring average in school history… finished in the top-10 at three events and in the top-20 at two others… posted team-best 54-hole score in six events… finished tied for second at the Saluki Invitational, a career-best… tied for seventh at the Big Ten Championships, one position from being named to the All-Championships team… became the first Iowa student-athlete to place in the top 10 at the conference tournament since Tyrette Metzendorf took third place at the 2009 Big Ten Championships… carded a 36-hole score of 142 between the second and third rounds, her best two round total of the season… shot season-best 70’s at the Westbrook Spring Invitational and Big Ten Championships… fired a season-best 54-hole score of 217 at the Westbrook Spring Invtiational to finish tied for 12th… tied for ninth at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, carding a 227… placed tied for 13th at Chip-N Club Invitational (T13th)… led team at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational by finishing tied for 31st… Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… letterwinner.

2010-11 — competed in 10 tournaments, including 30 rounds…finished in the top 15 at three events…recorded second-best 36-hole score in school history at the Badger Invitational (143)… best finish came at Hawkeye Invitational (fourth)… posted low round score of 70 (-2) at Badger Invitational, the 11th-best round in school history … posted team-low tournament score at Badger Invitational (221), Lady Northern Invitational (228), Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic (236) and Big Ten Championships (312) … 221 (+5) at Badger Invitational was season-best 54-hole score and ranked as the 11th-best 54-hole score in school history… recorded 2,313 total strokes…tied for team lead for lowest average (77.1) with teammate Kristi Cardwell… letterwinner.

2009-10 — competed in nine tournaments including 28 rounds… carded career-best 18-hole score (69), 36-hole score (140) and 54-hole score (213) at Challenge at Onion Creek… tied for 10th, career best, at Challenge at Onion Creek… letterwinner.

2008-09 — competed in all 10 tournaments as a freshman… fired career-low 18-hole score of 76 at the Eagle Landing Invite and Big Ten Championships… carded career-low 36-hole score of 154 in the first two rounds of the Hawkeye Invitational… recorded 237 for a career-best 54-hole score at the Eagle Landing Invite… placed T-27th at the Indiana Invitational, a career best… third overall team scoring average with 81.3, includes 31 rounds… letterwinner.

High School — member of the three-time state championship University High school golf team…second place team finish at state her freshman year was the only loss in four years for the team…four year letterwinner, three-time all-conference, two-time MVP and conference champion…placed 20th at the state tournament in 2007…holds course record at D.A. Weibring Golf Club, at Illinois State with a 70…qualified for the Big I National Tournament by winning the Illinois regional and state qualifiers . . . finished 10th in the Illinois Open summer after senior year; five players ahead of her were professionals . . . high school coach was Cal Hubbard.

Personal – – Born Jan. 26, 1990 . . . daughter of Jim Harris and Lisa Day . . . Pre Business major . . . competed for Normal University High School . . . father played baseball at University of St. Francis.

Season Rds. Strokes Avg. Low Round (Tournament)
2008-09 31 2,520 81.29 76 (Eagle Landing, Big Ten Championships)
2011-12 32 2,441 76.28 70 (twice)
Career 121 9,446 78.07 69 (Challenge at Onion Creek)