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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications Release: 10/18/2012
◊ Named second-team All-America by both the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) and Golfweek.
◊ Tabbed first-team All-SEC.
◊ Finished the campaign ranked No. 19 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, No. 21 in Golfstat's head-to-head listings and No. 24 in the Golfstat Cup.
◊ Paced or tied for top honors for the Bulldogs in most individual statistical categories, most notably stroke average and counting percentage (.983).
◊ Her 73.28 average ranks No. 7 all-time in Georgia history.
◊ Amazingly consistent throughout the campaign...notched 1- or 2-over tallies six of nine 54-hole events, as well as a 1-under mark on another occasion.
◊ UGA's top individual finisher at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview and the SunTrust Gator Invitational.
◊ Qualified for the U.S. Public Links and finished tied for 5th in qualifying (70-70=140) before falling in the second round of match play.
◊ Represented the U.S. at the World University Golf Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, where she shot 75-65-72-70=282 (-6) to tie for eighth individually and help the U.S. to a runner-up showing.
◊ Tabbed honorable mention All-America by Golfweek.
◊ Named second-team All-SEC.
◊ Ranked second on the team in average, par-or-betters, counting rounds (.904) and top-20s.
◊ Georgia's top finisher at the Fall Preview and Mason Rudolph, tying with Silva Zamora at both.
◊ Paced the Bulldogs with a 5-under 67 during their school-record 11-under 277 in the opening round of the Fall Preview.
◊ Shot 4-under 67 to capture medalist honors at a U.S. Women's Am Public Links qualifier.
◊ Finished second in stroke play qualifying and reached second round of match play at the Publinks at Bandon Dunes.
◊ A third-team All-America selection by Golfweek.
◊ Selected second-team All-SEC and also named to the Freshman All-SEC squad.
◊ Played in all 12 team events and posted 25.7 counters (.887).
◊ UGA's top finisher at Mason Rudolph, Auburn and Tiger/Wave.
◊ Opened her collegiate career by playing the first two tournaments - the Cougar Classic and the Mason Rudolph - at a combined 9-under.
◊ Secured her first collegiate win at Auburn, which was scheduled after a fall round was rained out.
◊ Closed the Tiger/Wave Classic with a 6-under 66, tying the second-best single round score in Georgia history.
◊ Won the 2010 Yamaha Georgia Open by shooting 5-under 139, a single shot better than then-Georgia assistant coach Margaret Shirley.
Pre Collegiate Highlights
◊ Reached match play at the 2009 U.S. Am and the 2008 Girls' Junior.
◊ Placed sixth at the 2009 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions.
◊ Compiled a 2-2 record for the East during the 2009 Canon Cup.
◊ Led Mill Creek High School to consecutive 5A State Championships as a junior and a senior, winning the individual state title as a junior and finishing as runner-up as a senior.
◊ The 2007 and 2008 Southern Junior Golf Tour's Tour Champion and also the 2008 SJGT Player of the Year.
◊ Recorded a dozen wins and six runner-up finishes in AJGA, SJGT and PJGT events from 2006-08.
◊ Born March 2, 1991, Emilie is the daughter of Gary (who played football at South Carolina) and Joan (a UGA grad) Burger.
◊ Major: Recreation and Leisure Studies.
◊ Received the Vickie & Leon Farmer Scholarship in 2009-10.
◊ Recipient of the Women's Golf Scholarship for 2011-12.
◊ Recipient of the Robert E. Dicks III Scholarship for 2012-13.