Meet the Wildcats: Ale Walker

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – In preparation for the Kentucky women's golf team's return to the course in late January for the all-important spring season, UKathletics.com will be featuring a profile on each of the Wildcats in the "Meet the Wildcats" series. The weekly series is an opportunity to get to know a little more about the 2015-16 Kentucky women's golf team.

The series continues this week with junior Ale Walker.

Walker is in her third season in the program. She held a 76.76 scoring average last season with three top-40 finishes and a top-20 finish before an injury derailed the rest of her year. She did not play in the fall either because of an injury.

When healthy, Walker is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to her three top-40 finishes in 2014-15, she competed in all 10 tournaments as a freshman and recorded a top-20 finish at the "MO"Morial Invitational. She's also made the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.

In high school, Walker was the regional and All-A state champion in 2012. She was a five-time state tournament qualifier, All-A Regional champion (2010-12), voted on the All-Area Team (2009-11) and was the first woman to compete in the 2012 Paintsville Invitational, placing third.

Here’s more on Walker:

Bio Blast

Full Name: Alessandra Marie Walker
Date of Birth: May 23, 1996
Hometown: Paintsville, Ky.  
High School: Paintsville High School
Parents: Butch and Kathy Walker 
Siblings: Bryan
Twitter: @AlessandraMW
Instagram: @alessandra_walker
Major: Business
Nickname(s): None

Meet Ale


She chose Kentucky because ... UK prides itself on being both academically and athletically competitive by providing their athletes with whatever they need to be a successful person.

Her definition of a true hero is ... someone who models character, integrity and sticks to their values regardless of their circumstances.

The person who has influenced her the most is ... my mom.

Her greatest fear is ... fears are illusions.

The talent that she would most like to have is ... singing.

Her favorite movie is ... Tommy Boy and Bad Boys I and II

Her secret talent is ... beat boxing.

Her favorite golfer is ... Stacy Lewis.

Playing on her Ipod/Pandora right now is ... Johnny Cash and Hank radio.

The concert she's dying to see is ... Kenny Chesney and Kid Rock (again).

The most famous person she's ever met is ... Lil Wayne.

Her pre-tournament superstitions include ... I always eat oatmeal.

The one TV show she never misses is ... Friday Night Lights.

The one course she wants to play is ... St. Andrews

Kentucky returns to the course Sunday vs. Louisville.

As always, fans can follow the team on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, as well as on the web at UKathletics.com, for the latest Kentucky women’s golf information.