Baylor’s five selections tied for fifth-most nationally
Baylor’s five selections lead league
Maria Vesga earns career-first top-10 finish with tie for sixth place
BU claimed 2014 tournament title in only previous appearance at event
Maria Vesga tied for 9th individually after shooting 2-over 146 on Friday
SPRING 2015 (JUNIOR)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (spring 2015)
Finished 2014-15 season with 76.50 stroke average over 12 rounds ... Played in one tournament during spring season, appearing as individual at Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational ... Finished 63rd after shooting 25-over 241 ... Selected to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for sixth time in as many collegiate semesters.
FALL 2014 (JUNIOR)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
Played in three fall tournaments, posting 75.22 stroke average over nine rounds ... Played as individual at “Mo” morial, posting career-best finish in 11th place at 6-over 222, including season-low of 2-under 70 in second round ... Earned No. 5 spot in Baylor lineup at Cougar Classic, finished tied for 106th at 22-over 238 ... Played as individual at Schooner Fall Classic, tying for 48th at 7-over 217 ... Named to fall 2014 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
SPRING 2014 (SOPHOMORE)
WGCA All-American Scholar Team
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (spring 2014)
Dean’s List (spring 2014)
Played in eight tournaments, posting 76.08 stroke average over 24 rounds during 2013-14 sophomore season ... Saw action in four tournaments during spring season, all as member of Baylor lineup ... Played in No. 3 spot at Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge, tying for 63rd place after shooting 18-over 231 ... Moved to No. 4 spot for Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate and tied for 66th place at 10-over, including scores of 1-over 73 and even-par 72 in final two rounds ... Played in No. 5 spot at LSU Tiger Classic, shooting 19-over 235 to finish tied for 52nd place ... Also played No. 5 at Big 12 Championship, carding a 15-over 231 to finish tied for 36th place and help team to third-place finish ... Named to WGCA All-American Scholar Team for second consecutive season and repeated as member of Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Baylor Dean’s List.
FALL 2013 (SOPHOMORE)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2013)
Dean’s List (fall 2013)
Appeared in four spring tournaments, as member of Baylor lineup in three and playing as an individual in one (Mason Rudolph Championship) ... Opened spring season at Cougar Classic, where she shot 11-over 227 to tie for 59th place ... Tied for 46th in Mason Rudolph Championship with 12-over 228 ... Tied for 64th after shooting 12-over 228 in Tar Heel Invitational ... Tied for 38th with 4-over 220 at Alamo Invitational.
SPRING 2013 (FRESHMAN)
WGCA All-American Scholar Team
Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (spring 2013)
Appeared in six spring tournaments, as member of Baylor lineup in four and playing as an individual in two (Texas Triangular Match and Rebel Intercollegiate) ... Opened spring season at Hurricane Invitational, where she shot 19-over 232 to tie for 33rd place ... Tied for 69th in Northrup Grumman Invitational with 27-over 240 ... Tied for 44th after shooting 17-over 227 in SunTrust Gator Invitational ... Tied for 9th with 10-over 81 at Texas Triangular Match ... Shot 10-over 226 to tie for 38th place at Rebel Intercollegiate ... Finished freshman season at NCAA West Regional, tying for 99th after shooting 22-over 235 ... Selected to 2012-13 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team, Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Baylor Dean’s List.
FALL 2012 (FRESHMAN)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2012)
Dean’s List (fall 2012)
Appeared in two of four fall tournaments as an individual ... Made collegiate debut in Dick McGuire Invitational, where she shot 24-over 243 to tie for 83rd place ... Closed out fall season shooting 31-over 247 to place 76th at Alamo Invitational ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Baylor Dean’s List.
Attended IMG Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla. ... Played for head coach Jason Suedhof ... Had six top-five finishes in nine events played during 2011-12 season, and finished in seventh place or better in every tournament ... Earned tie for second place in IMG Junior Golf Tour's final standings with 430 points, just five points back of leader ... Recorded 77.78 stroke average across 18 rounds played ... Finished first in tournament at The Golf Club at North Hampton, shooting 76-73-149 to finish nine strokes ahead of the next closest competitor ... Shot 74-77-151 to take second place at The Club at Savannah Harbor ... Also recorded third place finishes in tournaments at The Founders Club and Rio Pinar Country Club ... Finished fourth at the IMG Junior Golf Tour Championship, one stroke back of second place at 80-76-156.
Full name is Natalia Veronica Perez ... Born Oct. 13, 1994, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia ... Daughter of Jose Antonio Perez and Leticia Sosa ... Parents are both engineers ... Business major.
BAYLOR PERSONAL RECORDS
Lowest round: 69, Cougar Classic (fall 2013)
Lowest 18-hole score: 69, Cougar Classic (fall 2013)
Lowest 36-hole score: 145, Schooner Fall Classic (fall 2014)
Lowest 54-hole score: 217, Schooner Fall Classic (fall 2014)
Best finish: 11th, “Mo”morial (fall 2014)
Top 5 finishes: none
Top 10 finishes: none
Top 25 finishes: 1, “Mo”morial (fall 2014)