July 31, 2014
As we head into the offseason, GopherSports.com will look ahead to the 2014-15 Gopher women's golf season with Q&A sessions with our three incoming freshmen - Heather Ciskowski, Sabrine Garrison and Celia Kuenster. We continue the series with our second new student-athlete - Sabrine Garrison.
GopherSports.com: What made you decide on playing collegiate golf at the University of Minnesota?
Sabrine Garrison: I was drawn by the strong academics and the great coaches.
GS: Tell us a little about yourself outside of golf. What do you like to do when you aren't on the course?
SG: I like to play a variety of sports as well as spend time with my friends and family.
GS: What are you most looking forward to about college?
SB: I'm looking forward to playing in a team environment and competing amongst the best golfers. I am also excited to improve my game and take it to the next level.
GS: Any idea what you plan on studying?
SB: I am planning on majoring in neuroscience in the College of Biological Sciences.
GS: When did you start playing golf?
SB: I had been introduced to the game at a young age, and played occasionally with my dad until the age of 12. I recall very well my first tournament experience at the age of 13, which was a bit of a shock playing against much older girls. From there, I started taking the game more seriously.
GS: What's your favorite club in your bag and why?
SB: I like my pitching wedge. It is club that I feel confident with and find myself hitting the most on the range.
GS: What do you feel is the strongest aspect of your golf game?
SB: I think my calm demeanor as well as my course management
GS: What is your favorite sports memory and why?
SB: Playing the Callaway Junior Worlds was an incredible opportunity to play amongst some of the best juniors in the world, and is one of many favorite sports memories. I went in with a goal to make the cut and accomplished this by playing four of my most consistent rounds in competition. Having the chance to play such a beautiful and challenging course, as well as competing and travelling with my best friend made the trip very special.
GS: Who is in your dream foursome?
SB: Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, and Jack Nicklaus.
GS: What do you have planned between now and when you arrive on campus next fall? (Any big tournaments you are playing in, fun trips, obviously graduating, etc.)
SB: In the next few months I will be travelling to many tournaments with the Canadian Development Team. I will be participating in the Women's Westerns in Pennsylvania in June. Following that I will be travelling to many Amateur and Junior events in Canada, including the Canadian Women's Amateur.
Gophers Finish 20th in WGCA GPA Rankings
The Maroon and Gold were recognized for having the 20th best team GPA among all NCAA teams.
Women's Golf Announces 2016-17 Schedule
Minnesota will once again open its season at home, as the Gophers unveiled their schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season on Tuesday.
Five Gophers Named WGCA All-American Scholars
Earning the honor from the Gophers were Emie Peronnin, Sabrine Garrison, Celia Kuenster, Niamh Ward and Muyu Wu.