Ciara Rattana
Ciara Rattana
Height: 5-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Western Springs, Ill.
High School: Lyons Township HS
Major: Business

2016-17: Enters her junior campaign with the second lowest career stroke average in school history (78.54).

2015-16: All-South Atlantic Conference First Team... Led the Pioneers with her 78.54 stroke average, which is the fifth lowest in school history and the second-best by a Tusculum sophomore... Played in all nine events where she finished in the top-20 on seven occasions, including five times in the top-10 and two top-five outings... Recorded eight rounds in the 70s... Finished runner-up at the Pioneer Classic with 74-73=147, which is tied for the fifth-lowest 36-hole tally in school history... Shot a collegiate best 73 twice in her sophomore year... Posted a 73 in the opening round of the Patsy Rendleman Invitational and another 73 in the final round of the Pioneer Classic... Tied for third place honors at the Tusculum Fall Classic with a 27-hole score of 75-38=113... Seventh at the Rendleman Invitational with 73-77=150 (T13th in TC history)... Ended the season with back-to-back seventh place performances... Finished seventh at the Agnes McAmis Memorial (76-83=159)... Followed with a seventh place finish at the SAC Championship with 83-75-77=235... Her 235 is tied for the third lowest 54-hole score in program history... Earned a spot on the SAC All-Tournament Second Team... WGCA All-America Scholar... During the summer, Rattana won the 85th annual Chicago Women's District Golf Association (CWDGA) Championship Tournament, held at Flossmoor Country Club.

2014-15South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year... All-South Atlantic Conference First Team... Led the Pioneers with her 78.53 stroke average, which was the sixth lowest in school history and the second lowest by a TC freshman... Runner-up finish at the Pioneer Classic, to go along with three top-10 finishes and seven top-20 performances in her 10 events... She notched 10 of her 19 rounds in the 70s... Her lowest round of the year was a 74, both at the Tusculum Fall Classic and the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate... Finished ninth at the Converse Spring Invitational and tied for 10th at the Tusculum Fall Classic... Finished 13th at the SAC Championship (82-78-80=240)... WGCA All-America Scholar.

High School: Graduated from Lyons Township HS in LaGrange, Ill.... Coached by Bradley Ray Anderson..  Four-time IHSA state qualifier... Tied for 16th at the 2014 Illinois State Championship... Three-time All-Conference and All-Region selection and was a two-time All-Sectional honoree... Runner-up at the 2012 sectional tournament and tied for third at the regional championship in 2011 and again in 2012... Captured medalist honors at the Bishop McNamara Invitational carding a 74 and finished runner up at the Providence Catholic Invitational... Advanced to the semifinal of the match-play portion of the 2014 Chick Evans Junior Amateur Championship... Won the qualifying portion of the 2014 Chick Evans Junior Amateur with 77-69=146... Low 9-hole score 32 (-4)... Also shot a 34 (-4).

Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nev... Daughter of Sam Rattana and Marie Manix... Brother - Anthony Rattana; Sister - Jennifer Rattana... Majoring in business... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll...  Future plans: Travel, adventure, explore and be ready to take on the world... Hobbies: Golf... Community Service: Community Food Bank volunteer; Greeneville Humane Society volunteer... Favorite book: "Flowers for Algenon" and "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"; Favorite midnight snack: Cereal (Honey Comb and Cheerios); Favorite movies: "Forrest Gump", "Tin Cup", "Shawshank Redemption", "The Greatest Game Ever Played"; Favorite song: "Put Your Record On" by Corinne Bailey Rae; Ciara can't go a week without: Golf; Advice to kids: "Enjoy the little things and appreciate all big and little moments in life. Pursue your dreams and if you stumble on the way, get right back up and keep going"; Favorite colors: Blye, Green and Yellow; Favorite food: Smoothie; Favorite sports other than golf: Soccer, Softball; People Ciara most admires: Those with great character, spunk and determination in life; Toughest player Ciara has ever played against: Taylor Smith; What people don't know about Ciara: She can count to 10 in six different languages; When she was a kid, Ciara tried to be like: A superhero (she believed she had super speedy powers).