Maria Salinas
Height: 5'2"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lima, Peru
High School: Markham
Experience: High School

Maria is one of two players (Maju Loza-Colombia) from South America...chose UTC over Colorado State and Pepperdine.


Finished third at the South American Match Play Championship in Brazil...came in second in the Peru Amateur National Championship.


2009 SoCon Freshman of the Year...also earned All-SoCon and All-Freshman honors...shot the Lady Mocs low round of 72 (E) at the NCAA Central Regional in helping UTC clinch a spot in the NCAA Finals where she was the team's second-best finisher (310) behind Emma de Groot...had a team-high five top 10 finishes with two top fives...finished third at the Southern Conference Championship despite playing with an injured elbow...opened her career with a top 10 finish (9th) at the Chris Banister Classic...fired first under-par round (70/-2) at Mercedes-Benz Women's Championship...scored her second top-10 finish there (T10) finishing at plus-one 217...tied for13th at JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational...claimed her third top 10 of the season tying for seventh at the John/Kirk Panther Intercollegiate shooting an eight-over par 224...tied for second amidst the snow, sleet, hail and wind at Lady Mocs Intercollegiate shooting 79 (+7)...five par or better rounds tied Maju Loza for second on the team...counted in 33 of 35 rounds.


Played soccer as well as golf...completed summer of 2008 ranked No. 2 in Peru...won the Lima Golf Club Championship and the AFP Integra.


Born Oct. 29, 1989 in Lima, Peru...daughter of Aida Valle and Carlos Salinas...has a brother, Sebastian, and sister, Macarena...full name is Maria Isabel Salinas Valle ...majoring in Marketing.


Year              Rounds      Avg      60's    Par/Better    Top 10's     Best 54-hole

2008-09              35         76.29       0             5                5              217 (+1)

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