2014-15 Highlights ◊ Represented Georgia in eight events and recorded a 78.33 stroke average. ◊ Top individual finish of the season was a tie for eighth at Seton Hall's Pirate Invitational, the sixth top-10 and 11th top-20 individual finish of her collegiate career. ◊ Played a vital role in Georgia's runner-up finish at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Most notably, won her match against Northwestern's Kaitlin Park, 4-and-3, in the semifinals of the Liz Murphey Collegiate. That decisive result provided the tiebreaking win to UGA after the match finished with at 2.5-2.5. ◊ Posted a season-low even-par 72 in the second round of the SEC Championships, her 16th par-or-better round during her career with the Bulldogs.
2013-14 Highlights ◊ In the Georgia lineup for 10 of 11 team events, missing only the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. ◊ Tied with Manuela Carbajo Ré and Harang Lee for team lead with four par-or-better rounds. ◊ Also sported the team's second-best stroke average (75.34) and counting percentage (89.0). ◊ UGA's top individual twice in the fall, at Windy City Collegiate and the Stanford Intercollegiate, and notched a season-best 10th at the Lady Bulldog Individual. ◊ Posted first- and second-place finishes at the doubles and singles 2014 International Championships of Andalusia, respectively, during the summer season.
2012-13 Highlights ◊ One of only two Georgia golfers - along with Emilie Burger - in the Bulldogs' playing five for every team event. ◊ Recorded a 75.90 stroke average, including three par-or-better loops, and contributed 85.0 percent counting tallies (25.5-of-30.0). ◊ Fired a 6-under 66 - the second-best relation-to-par score in UGA history - in the opening round of the FSU Match-Up Tournament. Was 8-under through 16 holes before a double-bogey at No. 17 and a par to complete her day. ◊ Eventually led wire-to-wire at the FSU event in securing co-medalist honors with Tennessee's Erica Popson. ◊ Also led Georgia to a four-stroke victory in the team field, the first team title in head coach Josh Brewer's first season at UGA. ◊ Tied for 11th at the SEC Championships, her third top-20 individual effort in five post-season appearances (SECs, NCAA Regionals and NCAAs).
2011-12 Highlights ◊ Named Freshman All-SEC. ◊ In the lineup for all 10 team events and Georgia's top individual finisher at the Cougar Classic, Tar Heel Invitational and NCAA Central Regional. ◊ Contributed a solid counting percentage (.897). ◊ Qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual and tied for 71st. Was tied for 40th entering the final round but shot a closing 79 while dealing with a stomach ailment all day. ◊ Posted back-to-back top-10 postseason finishes at the SECs and NCAA Central Regional. ◊ Opened her UGA career with a 5-under 211 at the Cougar Classic, tying the sixth-best relation-to-par tally in school history. ◊ Fired a 5-under 67 in the second round of the Cougar Classic, equaling the third-best loop in UGA history. ◊ Stellar 2012 summer results included a runner-up finish at the Ladies British Am, tying for 11th individually (and helping Spain capture the team title) at the World University Championships and tying for 12th at the European Ladies Amateur (her third straight top-20 in that event).
Pre Collegiate Highlights ◊ A top-10 finisher at three straight Spanish Ams from 2009-11, tying for eighth in 2009, tying for ninth in 2010 and placing third in 2011. ◊ Secured four consecutive Spanish age-group titles from 2003-06. ◊ Represented Spain at 2011 Ladies European Team Championships, as well as at the 2009 and 2010 Girls' events. ◊ Recorded a 1-1-1 record in match play to assist Spain's runner-up finish at the 2011 European Ladies Team Am. ◊ Shot 144 to tie for 10th in stroke play qualifying at the 2010 European Girls' Team Am and helped Spain to a third-place effort in match play. ◊ Posted a 146 tally and tied for fifth in stroke play qualifying at the 2009 European Girls' Team event and then compiled a 5-1 match play record to lead Spain to a third-place showing. ◊ Won the inaugural 2007 Evian Masters Junior Cup by shooting consecutive rounds of 70 to win by three strokes.
Personal ◊ For the record, her first name is correctly pronounced "Rrrroh-theo"...with the "R" rolled. ◊ Born May 12, 1993, Rocio is the daughter of Jacinto Sanchez and Francisca Lobato. ◊ Major: Economics. ◊ The third prominent Spanish golfer to venture to UGA of late, following All-SEC Carolina Andrade (2005-09) and 2011 National Player of the Year Marta Silva Zamora (2008-12). ◊ Recipient of the Vickie and Leon Farmer Scholarship for 2012-13 and 2013-14.