Kristina Ortiz
Kristina Ortiz
Height: 4-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Junior (2017-18): Appeared in all 10 tournaments…received WGCA All-America Scholar honors…named a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection…named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Championship team, becoming the fifth golfer in program history to accomplish that feat twice in a career…was second on the team with a 76.15 stroke average and three top-10 finishes…played her best golf at the end of the season as she ended the year with three consecutive top-10 finishes…tied for fifth at the WT A&M Desert Invite (4/3) with a 36-hole score of 150…followed with a 54-hole season-best total of 220 to take third place at the SSC Championship (4/17) and earn All-Championship accolades…ended the year by tying for 10th place at the NCAA Super Region 2 (5/9) with a three day score of 227 (75-73-79)…named to the SSC Commissioner Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.2 grade point average or better.

Sophomore (2016-17): Appeared in all 10 tournaments…received WGCA All-America Scholar honors…named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Championship team…was third on the team with a 76.19 stroke average and four top-10 finishes…earned her first top-10 finish of the year at the Saint Leo Invite (10/17-18) where she placed third with 36-hole score of 139, the second-lowest two round score in program history…her 69 in the final round was the lowest score for the women’s golf program since 2014 and tied for the fourth-lowest round in school history…ended the fall with a sixth place finish at the GolfRank Invite (10/24-25) where she posted a 150 total…closed out the season strong with a pair of top-five finishes…tied for fourth at the SSC Championship (4/23-25) with a 222…tied for fourth at the NCAA Super Region 2 (5/1-3) with a three round 225, missing the national championship by one stroke…named to the SSC Commissioner Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.2 grade point average or better.

Freshman (2015-16): Appeared in all 12 tournaments…collected WGCA Scholar All-America recognition…was second on the team with a 77.19 stroke average and led the squad with two tournament victories…made her debut at the Ross Resort Invite (9/15) where she posted a 236 total to tie for 16th overall…shot a 158 in her first 36-hole tournament, the Guy Harvey Invitational (10/13)…became the first freshman in four years to win a tournament when she shot a 54-hole program record 70-69-70 for a 210 total to claim medalist honors at the Barry Invite (3/15)...she was the only golfer at the Barry invite to shoot under par all three rounds…took top honors at the Lady Panther Invite (3/22) with scores of 78-72-70 for a 220 score…became the fourth golfer in program history to win back-to-back tournaments and the first freshman…tied for 12th in her first Sunshine State Conference Championship (3/19) after carding rounds for a 238 total…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

High School: Attended Antilles High School…sixth ranked amateur in Puerto Rico…won the 2011 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship…finished 22nd at the 2014 FCWT Tour Championship at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and followed up with a 32nd finish at the North and South Junior at Pinehurst (N.C.) resort.

Personal: Born June 25, 1997…daughter of Patricia and Ruben Ortiz…has one sibling; Kimberly…Sports Management major…enjoys reading, traveling and shopping in her spare time.