Natalia Jimenez Athlete Profile

Natalia Jimenez

Natalia Jimenez
Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 2005-2009 Hometown: Bogota Last School: Santa Maria High School

Personal

Parents are Cesar and Blanca Lara Jimenez ... enjoys soccer and drawing ... majoring in advertising.

Before BYU

Won the Junior World Championship in San Diego in 2001 ... played in the 2005 Carmel Club Open in Bogota ... won the 2003 Colombia Open in Bogota ... won the 2001 and 2003 Colombia International Open and placed second in 2002 ... won the 2003 Chilean International Open ... finished first place at the South American Jr. Qualifiers in 2003 ... first place at National Junior Champs in 2002 ... ranked No. 2 amateur in Colombia in 2004.

Stats

2008-2009-Senior
Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic 71-71-74--216 (E) T15/95
Dick McGuire Invitational 77-77-77--231 (+12) T39/90
Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational 72-78-79--229 (+13) T13/69
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown 73-78-80--231 (+15) T83/92
Northrop Grumman Reg. Challenge 80-77-75--232 (+19) T16/83
Pepperdine Spring Invitational 66-74--140 (-4) T2/44
UNLV Spring Invitational 81-78-74--233 (+17) T52/96
BYU Dixie Classic 76-74-78--228 (+12) T13/82
Lady Gator Invitational 75-84-80--239 (+29) T46/84
MWC Championship 76-77-80--233 (+17) T16/35
2007-2008-Junior
Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic 75-75-74--224 (+8) T21/105
The Preview At UNM 73-76-75--224 (+5) T35/91
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown 73-74-76--223 (+7) T26/__
Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge 73-73-83--229 (+16) T28/84
2008 Wildcat Invitational 76-78-74--228 (+15) T32/92
UNLV Spring Tournament 73-70-72--215 (-1) T13/96
BYU Dixie Classic 69-74-80--223 (+7) 5/72
2008 Roar-EE Invitational 77-76-76--229 (+16) 1/74
MWC Championships 74-73-74--221 (+2) T2/35
NCAA West Regional 79-74-75--228 (+12) T56/108
2006-07-Sophomore
Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire 75-76-72--223 (+4) T22/93
Ron Moore Women's Inter. 74-70-74--218 (+2) T10/85
Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational 75-84-78--237 (+21) T36/77
TaylorMade Aztec Fall Classic 70-73--143 (-1) 3/113
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown 73-78-71--222 (+6) T27/89
Arizona Wildcat Invitational 71-79-75--225 (+12) T23/84
UNLV Spring Tournament 69-72-71--212 (-4) 5/96
Donnis Thompson Invitational 76-79-75--230 (+14) 16/73
BYU Dixie Classic 72-74-74--220 (+4) T4/82
MWC Championship 78-75-74--227 (+14) T6/35
NCAA West Regional 77-WD
2005-06-Freshman
Oregon State Women's Invitational 81-71-77--229 (+13) T22/78
Branch Law/McGuire Invitational 77-78-78--233 (+14) T67/98
Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational 82-88-76--246 (+30) T61/72
Baja Invitational 82-80-87--249 (+33) T19/48
Miccosukee Championship 79-73-81--233 (+14) T27/105
UNLV Invitational 77-74-76--227 (+11) T28/95
Anteater Invitational 82-83-84--249 (+33) 22/42
Dixie Classic 85-85-87--257 (+63) T93/101
BYU Career Stats
Season Events Rnds. Strokes Avg. Lw Rd. Top 20
05-06 8 24 1,923 80.1 71 1
06-07 11 30 2,234 74.5 69 6
07-08 10 33 2,244 74.8 69 4
08-09 10 29 2,212 76.28 66 6
Total 39 116 8,613 76.24 66 17



2005-2006 | Freshman Year

Competed in 8 tournaments ... won the Militar Open in Bogota, Colombia ... won the Pueblo Viejo Open in Bogota, Colombia ... shot a career low of 71 for one round ... tied for 19th at the Baja Invitational ... finished 22nd at the Anteater Invitational ... tied for 22nd at the Oregon State Women's Invitational ... tied for 27th at the Miccosukee Championship ... tied for 28th at the UNLV Invitational ... tied for 61st at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational ... tied for 67th at the Branch Law/ McGuire Invitational ... tied for 93rd at the Dixie Classic.

2006-2007 | Sophomore Year

Had a breakout season for the Cougars in helping to lead them to a final season No. 13 ranking ... prior to sustaining a season-ending injury at the NCAA West Regional, competed in every tournament for BYU ... shot a career-low round of 69 at the UNLV Spring Tournament ... top career finish of third place at the TaylorMade Aztec Fall Classic ... finished 4th place at the BYU Dixie Classic with a 220 (+4) total ... finished 10th place at the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate ... finished the season with six top-20 finishes and the team's second-best stroke average of 74.47 ... finished in the top 15 in four consecutive tournaments to end the season including a sixth-place finish at the MWC Championship in St. George.

2007-2008 | Junior Year

Achieved four top-20 finishes during the season ... won the Roar-EE Invitational ... led the Cougars to a first-place finish at the Roar-EE Invitational ... shot a season-low 69 in the first round of the BYU Dixie Classic ... had the team's top stroke average at 74.80 ... competed in all 10 of BYU's events on the season ... voted 2008 "Comeback Player of the Year" by BYU Student Athletes for her strong return after suffering a broken neck in a 2007 car accident ... named to the 2008 All-Conference Team for the Mountain West Conference.

2008-2009 | Senior Year

Participated in all 10 events ... 76.28 stroke average ... six top-20 performances ... academic all-conference ... scored round lows of 71 in the first and second rounds of the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, helping her to a 15th-place finish ... placed 13th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational and 16th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge ... broke BYU's all-time round low of 67 (held by 3 former Cougars) by scoring a BYU career-low 6-under-par 66 in the first round of the Pepperdine Spring Invitational, of which she finished tied for second place ... finished the BYU Dixie Classic in 13th place overall at 12-over-par ... came in 16th at the MWC Championships at 17-over-par.