Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications Release: 10/18/2012
◊ 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 very 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.
◊ 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: International Affairs.
◊ 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.