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Rachel Hanigan
Position: Graduate Assistant
Hometown: Dunlap, Iowa
High School: Nebraska/Boyer Valley High School
Major: Ag/Biosystems Engineering
Experience: 1st Year

Fall 2010 (Senior): Competed in all five fall events and tallied a scoring average of 80 in 14 rounds ... best finish was tied for 11th at the LPGA Xavier Invitational where she recorded season-lows in 18- (75), 36- (154) and 54-hole (229) scores carding a 229 (75-79-75) ... finished tied for 23rd at the Chip-N Club Invitational (Nebraska) where she shot a 154 (76-78) and tied her season low 36-hole score ... only Jackrabbit woman to score multiple top-25 finishes

Spring 2010 (Junior): Joined the Jacks in the spring as a transfer from Nebraska ... competed in five events and carded a scoring average of 80.50 in 14 rounds ... had career best finish of fifth place at The Summit League Championships shooting a 235 (76-80-79) ... 36-hole score of 156 and 54-hole score of 235 were both season bests ... named to the all-tournament team ... competed as an individual at the Jackrabbit Intercollegiate shooting a 241 (87-81-73) and finished in a tie for 55th place ... third round 73 was her lowest 18-hole score of the season, and it is tied for the fourth best score in school history ... tied for the team best 18-hole score of the season ... earned academic all-Summit League recognition.

Before SDSU: Had a redshirt season (2006-07) and 2-1/2 years of competition (2007-08, 08-09 and Fall 2009) at Nebraska ... during her junior season in Fall 2009, competed in two events, compiling a scoring average of 81.17 in six rounds ... best finish of the fall was a tie for 27th at the Chip-n- Club Invitational, hosted by the Huskers, where she shot 229 (77-77-75) ... as a sophomore, averaged 80.63 in 27 rounds ... had a careerbest finish of tied for 18th at the 2008 McHaney/ Moorhead Invitational (Texas Tech), where she shot 233 (78-77-78) ... shot a career-low 54-hole score of 231 (82-75-74) while tying for 30th at the 2008 Chip-n-Club Invitational ... career-low 18-hole score of 74 also came at the 2008 Chip-n-Club Invite ... tied for 38th at the Big 12 Championships in 2009 with a score of 241 ... for career at Nebraska, had a scoring average of 81.39 in 38 rounds ... 2009 National Golf Coaches Association Scholastic All-American ... first-team academic all-Big 12 in 2009 ... qualified for the 2007 USGA Public Links Championships after winning a qualifier at Otter Creek Golf Club in Ankeny, Iowa, with a score of 69. In high school, was three-time Class 1A Iowa Player of the Year and a three-time all-state selection (2004, 2005, 2006) ... helped the Bulldogs to four Boyer Valley Conference titles ... also a first-team all-conference basketball player while earning four varsity letters, and a second-team all-conference volleyball player ... National Honor Society member.