Meet the Wildcats: Sarah Harris
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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 senior Sarah Harris.
Harris is one of the most decorated golfers of the Golda Johansson Borst era both on and off the course. A three-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member as well as a three-time Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team member, Harris has recorded two top-10 finishes in her career and five top-20 finishes. She's finished third or better on the team in stroke average in each of her three seasons at Kentucky.
In 2013, she became the first player in program history to be named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.
Before college, Harris was a two-time Tennessee Junior Tour Player of the Year. She led Donelson Christian Academy to a Division 2A State Championship as a sophomore, was a member of the Tennessean's All Mid-State Team in 2009 and 2010, and finished her high school career with seven American Junior Golf Association top-10 finishes and three top-five finishes.
Harris did not compete in the fall due to injury.
Here’s more on Harris:
Full Name: Sarah Harris
Date of Birth: Feb. 15, 1994
Date of Birth: Feb. 15, 1994
Hometown: Hermitage, Tenn.
High School: Donelson Christian Academy
Parents: John and Lori Harris
Major: Integrated strategic communications
Nickname(s): White Ice, Sahara
Her definition of a true hero is ... someone who is selfless, someone who is kind and someone who does what is right even when it's hard.
Most people don't know this about Sarah but ... I'm a self-proclaimed nerd! I love to read -- anything!
Besides golf, her favorite activity is ... baking.
The person that has influenced her the most in her life is ... my parents.
Her greatest fear is ... not reaching my full potential.
She chose Kentucky because ... I loved the coaches and wanted to be a part of a program that will push me to become a better player.
The best part about being a UK student-athlete is ... the community's passion for the Big Blue Nation.
The talent that she would most like to have is ... singing.
Her favorite movie is ... Finding Nemo.
The golfer she molds her game off of is ... Rory McIlroy.
The most famous people she's ever met are ... Condoleezza Rice, Vince Gill and Darius Rucker.
The first person she asked for an autograph from was ... Adam Scott.
What's playing on her iPod right now is ... lots of country.
The concert she is dying to see is ... Taylor Swift (again!).
Her secret talent is ... cooking.
Her most memorable moment as a golfer is ... winning the Tennessee State Am.
The one TV show she never misses is ... Fixer Upper.
The toughest course she's ever played is ... Champions Course at PGA National.
The one course she wants to play is ... Augusta National.
If she could play golf with a dream foursome, she would invite ... Jesus, Sam Hunt and Jordan Spieth.
Kentucky returns to the course Jan. 31 vs. Louisville.