University of Iowa Athletics

Olivia Salonek

Class Fr.
Hometown Roseville, Minn.
High School Roseville Area
Olivia Salonek - Women's Golf - University of Iowa Athletics

2023-24 — Posted an 80.67 scoring average over three rounds. Spring 2024 — Tied for 85th with a 242 (79-88-75) in her Hawkeye debut at the Tulane Classic.

Junior Golf Accolades — Named the 2021 Minnesota Golf Association Junior Girls Player of the Year… won the 2022 HJGT Phoenix Spring Junior Open, firing a 147 (73-74)… tied for 14th at the 2022 Minnesota Women’s State Open with a 154 (79-76)… tied for 36th at the 2022 North and South Junior Amateur Championship with a 225 (76-74-75)… played in the U.S. Women’s AM qualifier, firing a 73… won the 2021 Minnesota State Junior Girls Championship with a 70…  tied for third at the Minnesota Women’s State Open Championship with a 151 (75-76) and placed fourth at the Women’s State Amateur Championship with a 224 (73-74-77)… won the 2018 MNJPGA Warrior Cup with a 76 and the 2020 MNJPGA Players Tour Tournament of Champions with a 74.

High School — Two-time Suburban East Conference Player of the Year as a junior… three-time all-state… four-time all-conference… two-time Roseville Girls Golf MVP… started playing varsity golf as a seventh grader; graduated from high school one year early… two-time Suburban East Conference champion… four-time MSHSL State Tournament participant (most in school history)… state runner-up as a sophomore… had a 36 scoring average as a junior… helped team to runner-up team finishes in 2018 and 2021… was medalist in 8-of-12 conference matches in 2021 and 9-of-12 conference matches as a junior… holds school record for lowest round (68)… three-time academic letterwinner… A Honor Roll every year… first individual from Roseville to graduate from high school a year early… member of Student Athletic Leadership Council.

Personal — Born Sept. 26, 2004, in Maplewood, Minnesota… daughter of Chad and Heidi Salonek… has a younger brother, Carter… father played football at Bethel University… aunt played basketball at Minnesota State Mankato… uncle played football at Minnesota… cousins plays football at Sacred Heart and hockey at North Dakota… majoring in journalism and mass communication.

Year  Rounds Strokes  Avg.  Low 18 Low 54 Top 10 Top 20 At or Below Par
2023-24 3 242 80.67 75 (+3) 242 (+26)
Career  3 242 80.67 75 (+3) 242 (+26)