As a SENIOR in 2009-10, earned an honorable mention for the Pac-10 All-Academic team...earned the teams' Founder's Award...played in 10 of Cal's 11 tournaments, posting a 77.5 stroke average...had a 76.9 average in 6 spring tournaments (16 rounds)...shot an even-par 72 in the final round of the Edean Ihlanfelt Invitational...opened the PING/ASU Invitational with a two-over 74...bagen the Pac-10 Championships at +5 after the first two rounds (74-73), finishing in a tiw for 21st place at nine-over...began the NCAA West Regional with a three-over 74.
As a JUNIOR in 2008-09, earned an honorable mention for the Pac-10 All-Academic team...in the fall, played in the season-opening Ram Classic and the Stanford tournament, averaging a 75.2...shot an even 72 in her first round at the Ram Classic, closed out the tournament with a one-over 73 to finish 27th...in the spring, played in all of Cal's tournaments, mainly as the No. 5 golfer...contributed to the Bears' team score at the PING/ASU Invitational...shot a second-round Four-over 76 in the PING/ASU...best round of the spring was the first round of the NCAA West Regional when she posted a three-over 75 on her first 18 holes... as a SOPHOMORE in 2007-08, Niven led Cal at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (T10th) and the Stanford Intercollegiate (T11th)...her best performance was a tie for ninth at the Ram Fall Classic...fired a career-best round of three-under 68 in the final round of the Stanford Intercollegiate...at the Ram Fall Classic, posted a career-best 36-hole total of four-over 148...twice fired a score of five-over for 54 holes - 221 at the Ram Fall Classic and 218 at the Stanford Intercollegiate...entered the spring of 2008, ranked No. 47 nationally by Golfweek...twice shot rounds of one-over, with 73's in the opening round of the Peg Barnard and another in the final round of the Pac-10 Championship...joined the Bears in time for the spring 2007 semester...as a FRESHMAN in the spring of 2007, competed in all seven events for Cal, tying for 19th at the Spartan Invitational for her best result.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Kilgraston High School.
INTERNATIONAL: Represented the Scottish Girls (Under-18) five times from 2003-06 and the full Scottish national team four times...won the 2006 Scottish Under-18 national title... in the summer of 2008, earned a 1-up victory over Spain's Azahara Munoz in the quarterfinals of the British Women's Amateur Match Play , eventually falling in the semi, 2&1, to Arizona State's Anna Nordqvist... finished second at the Irish Women's Open Strokeplay with a two-under 217, three strokes behind champion Breanne Loucks... won the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship in August at Malone Golf Club near Belfast, Ireland on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff with Kylie Walker, shooting a four-under 68, the lowest round of the tournament, in her final round to force the playoff....
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 24, 1989, in Scotland...parents are Ian and Allison Niven...has three siblings, Fergus, Annabel and Crawford...has an honorary membership at the Crieff Golf Club...enjoys going out with friends, seeing movies and playing field hockey and tennis...undeclared major.
"The highlight of my Cal career was beating Stanford at Stanford last season."
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Thing I would do if there were no risk: skydive, especially if I weren't afraid of heights
Favorite Coach McDanielism: "Just be creative with it"
Place in the world I most want to help: Mozambique
Highlight of career: Winning the 2008 British Amateur
Item that best represents me as a golfer: my Scottish ball markers
Top 5 songs on my iPod: The Killers: "Mr. Brightside", Paolo Nutini: "New Shoes", Kid Cudi: "Day n Nite", Counting Crows: "Mr. Jones", Kooks: "Seaside".