University of Iowa Athletics

Paula Miranda

Class So.
Hometown Puebla, Mexico
High School Colegio Americano de Puebla
Paula Miranda - Women's Golf - University of Iowa Athletics

2023-24 — Posted a 74.83 scoring average over 29 rounds… one of three Hawkeyes to play every tournament… had one top 10 and two top 20 finishes… had 74 birdies and two eagles on the year… 24 of her 29 rounds counted. Spring 2024 — Tied the school record, firing a seven-under par 209 (71-69-69) at the Westbrook Spring Invitational… helped team set a 54-hole school record of 847 at Westbrook… tied for 38th at the UNF Collegiate with a 220 (77-73-70)… posted her top finish of the season, tying for fifth at the Chattanooga Classic with a one-under par 212 (75-70-67)… final round 67 was a career low and tied for the second lowest round in program history… placed 84th at the Big Ten Championships with a 253 (92-80-81).  Fall 2023 — Finished 22nd at the Badger Invitational with a 220 (72-73-75) and tied for 24th at the Red Raider Invitational with a 224 (73-74-77).

2022-23 — Posted a 75.75 scoring average over 35.5 rounds… had one top 10 and one top 20 finish… had five rounds at or below par… score counted in 30 of 35.5 rounds… competed in all 12 tournaments… finished with 66 birdies and two eagles. Spring 2023 — Played in all eight spring tournaments, posting a 75.75 scoring average… tied for 10th at the Briars Creek Invitational with an even par 216 (71-72-73)… tied for 40th at the Big Ten Championships with a 229 (77-74-78) and tied for 41st at the National Golf Invitational with a 233 (78-82-73).  Fall 2022 — Tied for 23rd at the Dick McGuire Invitational with a 219 (72-76-71).

2021-22 Honors – Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Oct. 13… 2021-22 – Posted a team-best 74.74 scoring average over 27 rounds… had one top 10 and three top 20 finishes… had six rounds at or below par… her score counted in each of her 27 rounds… had a team-high 57 birdies and one eagle… led the team in six tournaments. Spring 2022 – Competed in all five tournaments… tied for 15th at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational with a 227 (73-74-80) and tied for 23rd with a two-over par 218 (71-73-74) at the Westbrook Invitational… tied for 64th at the Big Ten Championships with a 232 (77-76-79).  Fall 2021 – Competed in four tournaments… fired a four-under par 212 (72-72-68) to finish in a tie for second place at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate to earn Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors… the 212 is the second-lowest 54-hole total in program history and the final round 68 is tied for sixth in the record books… tied for 20th at Badger Invitational with a 222 (67-79-76)… opening round 67 is the second-lowest score in program history… recorded program’s fifth lowest individual scoring average (73.67).

High School — Advanced to the semifinals of the 72nd U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur, posting back-to-back 74s to finish third… tied for 17th at the 2021 Rolex Girls Junior Championships (72-75-73-76)… finished as runner-up at 2020 Copa Valle de Mexico (73-77-76)… was third at 2020 UHY AJGA Tournament (75-75-72)… placed seventh at 2020 Rolex Girls Junior Championships (69-69-74-72)… finished 25th at 2020 The PING Invitational (76-78-78) and 27th at 2020 AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford (79-71-69)… earned outstanding academic performance award at Rossall School in 2019.

Personal — Born July 21, 2003, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz… daughter of Juan Carlos Miranda and Liliana Hernandez… has a younger brother, Juan Carlos… majoring in business.

Year  Rounds Strokes  Avg.  Low 18 Low 54  Top 10 Top 20 At or Below Par
2021-22 27 2,018 74.74 67 (-5) 212 (-4) 1 3 6
2022-23 35.5 2,689 75.75 71 (-1) 216 (E) 1 1 5
2023-24 29 2,170 74.83 67 (-4) 209 (-7) 1 2 9
Career  91.5 6,827 75.16 67 (-5) 209 (-7) 3 6 20