University of Iowa Athletics

Kaitlyn Hanna

Class Fr.
Hometown Omaha, Neb.
High School Westside
Kaitlyn Hanna - Women's Golf - University of Iowa Athletics

2023-24 Honors — Big Ten Sportsmanship recipient… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List honoree during the spring semester. 2023-24 — Posted a 74.63 scoring average over 10 rounds… one of three players to compete in every tournament… 23 of 30 rounds counted… had one top 20 finish… had 77 birdies (second-most on the team) and one eagle. Spring 2024 — Tied the best finish of her career, tying for 12th at the FAU Paradise Invitational with a 217 (72-72-73)… finished with an even par 216 (76-69-71) to tally a career-low score at the Westbrook Spring Invitational… the second round 69 was a career low score… helped team to a school-record 54-hole total (847) at Westbrook… shot a 218 (74-71-73) to tie for 29th at the UNF Collegiate… tied for 37th at the Big Ten Championships with a 223 (73-76-74). Fall 2023 — Tied for 12th place at the Red Raider Invitational with a 219 (73-72-74).

2022-23 — Posted a 78.60 scoring average over 26.5 rounds… competed in nine tournaments… had 15 countable rounds. Spring 2023 — Played in seven of the eight spring tournaments… had best career finish at the National Golf Invitational, tying for 21st with a 226 (74-74-78)… the two 74s tied career low rounds… tied for 58th at the Big Ten Championships with a 233 (79-77-77). Fall 2022 — Played in two fall tournaments… made her collegiate debut at the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate.

High School — 2021 Nebraska Golf Association Girls Amateur Golfer of the Year… ranked as high as No. 76 in the class of 2022 by Junior Golf Scorecard and ranked third in the region… 2021 Heisman High School Scholarship winner… four-time Super State, four-time All-Metro captain… three-time Nebraska Golf Association Junior All-Star team selection… four-time team captain and team MVP… two-time Class A State champion and two-time Class A State runner-up… first Nebraska girls golfer to win two State titles and two runner-up finishes… recorded second lowest round in Class A State Girls Championships history (69, -3)… second-lowest two-round score in Class A State Girls Championships history (-2)… second female golfer in Nebraska high school history to win two State titles and three Metro titles… won 2021 Midwest Junior Championship and tied for second at Nebraska Women’s Amateur and Nebraska Junior Amateur… tied for eighth at Western Junior Championships, the highest finish for a Nebraska high school golfer since 1980… recorded a 72.66 high school scoring average… had a 75.4 scoring average as freshman (low round of 72), 72.08 as a sophomore (low round of 65), 73.27 as a junior (low round of 68) and 69.91 as a senior (low round of 63)… Hanna’s round of 63 is the lowest 18-hole score in the history of Nebraska girls golf… two-time finalist for the Omaha Sports Commission Female Athlete of the Year… also a four-year basketball letterwinner and two-year starter… earned State Honorable Mention honors and was a two-time state tournament qualifier… three-time Academic All-State and National Honors Society inductee… Greater Omaha Area Scholar-Athlete of the Year (first sophomore to win the award).

Personal — Born June 24, 2003, in Omaha… daughter of Terry and Amy Hanna… has two siblings — twin sister Karly and Tyler… cousin, Darius Luff, runs track at Nebraska… started TeeArt Creations during senior year of high school… it is customized golf art, combining her love for golf and creativity and making it into art… majoring in business.

Year  Rounds Strokes  Avg.  Low 18 Low 54 Top 10 Top 20 At or Below Par
2022-23 26.5 2,083 78.60 74 (+3) 226 (+13)
2023-24 30 2,239 74.63 69 (-3) 216 (E) 2 8
Career  56.5 4,322 76.50 69 (-3) 216 (E) 2 8