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Raychelle Santos
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: La Quinta, Calif.
High School: La Quinta
Experience: 1 Letter

High School:  Attended La Quinta, Calif., High, earning four varsity letters...three-time Desert Valley MVP... captured Desert Valley League Tournament medalist honors in three of her four years and as a senior was medalist in 18 of 20 high school matches... finished third in the 2011 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Junior Challenge in Oak Valley, Calif., with rounds of 69-74-71, and placed ninth at both the 2011 AJGA Ping Phoenix Junior (75-68-75) and at the 2011 AJGA Mission Hills Desert Junior (74-77-73)...finished tied for third at the 2012 AJGA Mission Hills Desert Junior (72-72-70), four strokes off the lead...also placed third in the 2012 AJGA Matt Snodgrass Las Vegas Junior (76-74-72), two shots out of second...placed ninth in the 18-hole Legacy Junior Classic at Mission Hills CC with a 76...Top 10 finishes in all five AJGA events she played in 2010...garnered the No. 1 ranking in the Southern California PGA Toyota Cup Division with two wins and two runner-up finishes in four events... in 2010 and 2011  participated in the LA City Junior Tournament, placing second in 2011 with rounds of 71-74-71 and fourth in 2010 (68-78-68)...placed second in the US Women's Publinks Qualifier in 2011 in Mira Loma, Calif., with a 72 and participated in the 35th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Old Macdonald in Bandon, Ore...placed eighth in the 2011 Girls Junior Americas Cup with scores of 72-77-69...ranked 17th in the 2012 recruiting class and 47th overall by Golfweek.

RAYCHELLE SANTOS’ COLLEGIATE CAREER

 FRESHMAN (2012-13):  Burst onto scene in collegiate debut at Oregon State Invitational by matching single-round school record of 67 in final round on way to setting 54-hole school record of 215 which would broken twice by teammates later in the season…finished fifth in OSU Invitational…came back next week to shoot a 217 – the previous school record she had broken the week prior – to claim fifth…started the spring season with back-to-back tournament victories, claiming The Gold Rush Presented by Farmers hosted by Long Beach State University with a 54-hole score of 224 and the Folino Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton with a 54-hole score of 218…final-round 70 tie for 11th on all-time single-round charts and 218 tied for ninth on 54-hole list…opened Challenge at Onion Creek in Austin, Texas, with a 69 which ties for sixth on school single-round list…was in the thick of the medalist chase at the West Coast Conference Tournament…shot an opening-round 71 which left her in second place, followed with a second-round 73 to leave her in third place four strokes behind the leader entering the final round and finished with a 71 to claim second with a 54-hole score of at 215, two shots off the lead…her effort held Gonzaga claim second in the team chase for the second time in three seasons…she was named the WCC Freshman of the Year and earned All-WCC honors…in 11 tournaments she had seven Top 10 finishes, including five top five finishes…her stroke average of 74.34 set a single-season Gonzaga record.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14):  Qualified for the 37th U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., the same course Gonzaga played at the NCAA Central Regional six weeks earlier…qualified for match play with a 73-75 for a 36-hole score of 148 and a tie for 25th, the top 64 advancing to match play…entered match play as the 32nd seed…birdied the 18th hole to win her match play opener 1 up over Demi Frances Runas…defeated incoming Gonzaga freshman Ciera Min in her second match 4 and 3 and took a 2 and 1 victory over 17th seeded and 12th ranked women’s amateur in the world Chirapat Jao-Javanil to advance to the Round of 8…advanced to the semifinals with a 2 and 1 quarterfinal win over Cindy Ha…her amazing run came to an end in the semifinals when Lauren Diaz-Yi captured a 4 and 3 victory.

Misc.: Named pronounced Ray-shell

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