Women's Golf


Elyse  Smidinger
Elyse Smidinger


Crofton, Md.

High School:
Arundel High School



  • Named First Team All-Summit League.
  • Won the Summit League Championship individual title, rallying in the final round.
  • Participated in 11 events.
  • Shot a final round 3-under par 70 to finish 19th at the Dick McGuire Invitational.
  • Took 11th place in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at 5-over par.
  • Shot 1-over par in the DU-ASU Dual Match.


  • Competed in ten tournaments for the Pioneers.
  • Shot a season low 71 at the Central District Invitational.
  • Finished a season best 6th place at the WAC Championship.
  • Finished the season with a 76.00 scoring average and 4.10 versus par.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2013 WGCA All-America Scholar Team.
  • 2013 WAC All-Academic Team.
  • 2012 WAC Second Team All-WAC.

Before Denver:

  • Qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur.
  • Won a 5-for-1 spot playoff for the No. 64 seed in the match play tournament.
  • Topped the No. 1 seed 2&1 in the first round of match play.
  • Won the Maryland State Junior Girls Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
  • Finished second in 2010.
  • Four top-five finishes in AJGA events and a top 10 finish in the 2012 AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Invitational.
  • Two-time finalist in the Maryland State Women's Amateur.
  • Led Maryland to a fourth-place finish in the 2011 USGA Women's State Team Championship, holing eight birdies in a row to finish third individually at the tournament.
  • 2010 and 2011 Maryland High School State champion.
  • Finished junior career with local amateur exemption into the LPGA Futures Symetra Tour Challenge.
  • Made the cut in the LPGA event, finishing 36th out of 136.
  • Also competed in gymnastics for eight seasons before stopping at Level 9.


  • Born May 25, 1994.
  • Daughter of Eric and Betsy.
  • Sister of Max and Sierra.
  • Chose to attend the University of Denver because of the great coaches, great program and great team.
  • Statistics Major.



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