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Sofia Janer
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
High School: Colegio Anglo Colombiano HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Janer did not compete as a JUNIOR in 2008-09...competed in all four competitions in the fall of 2007 as a SOPHOMORE...posted two top-10 finishes, tying for ninth at the Ram Fall Classic to start the season with a career-best score of 221 (+5)...placed seventh at the Kent Youel Invitational with a 221 (+5) to lead the Bears...also in Hawaii, registered her career-low score for 36 holes (147, +3)...fired her collegiate-low score of three-under 69 in the second round of the Hawaii tournament...did not see action in the spring...did not see action as a FRESHMAN in the fall of 2006 due to an elbow injury...in the spring of 2007, competed in five tournaments...earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 after tying for seventh at the Pac-10 Championships with a 226 (+10)...posted her low scores for 18 (74, +2), 36 (150, +6) and 54 holes at the conference meet...co-recipient of Cal's Founders Award with Shannon Yocum.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Colegio Anglo Colombiano High School.

INTERNATIONAL: Five-time Colombia junior national champion (1998, 2000, 2002-04) and finished 2005 ranked as the No. 1 player in her country in both the junior and women's rankings...two-time South American individual runner-up (2002-03)...has won 10 different open championships in Colombia and six tournaments outside her country...represented Colombia in seven junior world championships, in all age categories, finishing twice in the top 10 and six times in the top 20.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 22, 1988, in Bogota, Colombia...parents are Gonzalo Janer and Martha Gomez...has an older brother, Gonzalo...climbed the Iguaque mountain in Boyaca, Colombia, when she was 15...enjoys music, dancing and hanging out with friends...sociology major.

"It has been the best experience of my life because of the amazing golf team and the Berkeley student life. I have gained so much life experience and have a feel for what it is like to live in the real world on my own in such a great place. This is more valuable than any information a text book can give me."

CAL CAREER STATISTICS
Year Rds Str Avg Low 18 Low 36 Low 54
2006-07 15 1193 79.5 +2, 74 +6, 150 +10, 226
2007-08 12 917 76.4 -3, 69 +3, 147 +5, 2xs
Fall 8 DNC              
TOTAL 27 2110 78.1 -3, 69 +3, 147 +5, 2xs

Up Close with Sofia

Life's theme song: Ricardo Arjona: "Acompaname a estar solo (Be with me while I'm alone)"

Favorite Coach McDanielism: "You can't do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results."

Fact people may not know: is completely obsessed with sharks and would love to go swimming with the great whites (if there were no risks)

Ideal job after Cal: be part of a committee for "conflict resolutions" in the United Nations and/or a golf coach

Highlight of Cal career:finishing under par in Hawaii while playing through severe pain

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