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Gabby Barker
Gabby  Barker

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Caldwell, Idaho

High School:
Vallivue HS

Experience:
HS


05/24/2016

Sophomore Gabby Barker Earns All-American Honorable Mention

Sophomore Gabby Barker was named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention.

05/07/2016

Lady Raiders Finish NCAA Stanford Regional in 13th

Lady Raiders end 2016 season with 13th-place finish at NCAA Stanford Regional.

05/05/2016

Texas Tech Fourth After Day One of Stanford Regional

Lady Raiders four strokes back after round one of NCAA Stanford Regional

05/04/2016

Gabby Barker Named Big 12 Women's Golfer of the Year

Gabby Barker becomes the first Lady Raider to earn Player of the Year honors.

05/04/2016

Lady Raiders Set For NCAA Stanford Regional

Texas Tech women’s golf to compete in sixth NCAA Regional in last seven seasons May 5-7.


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CAREER BESTS
Best Finish: 1st, at Betsy Rawls (October 20, 2015)
Low 18-hole Score: 67, at Web.com Intercollegiate (March 31, 2015)
Low 54-hole Score: 211, at Web.com Intercollegiate and Jim West Challenge (March 31, 2015 and October 6, 2015)

FALL 2015 (SOPHOMORE) Played in three tournaments.
Carded her second lowest 18 hole score with a 68 in the second round of the Jim West Tournament.
Tied for first at Jim West Challenge with a 211 (-5).
Claimed first tournament victory at Betsy Rawls Invitational with a 211 (-5).
Finished fourth at the Alamo Invitational after shooting an even 216.

SPRING 2015 (FRESHMAN)
Played in five tournaments.
73.7 stroke average over 15 rounds.
Recorded career low for 18 holes (67) and 54 holes (211) while finishing tied for third at Web.com Intercollegiate (3/31/15) at 5-under par (74-70-67--211).
Finished tied for seventh at SMU/DAC Invitational (4/11/15) at 6-over par (75-73-75--222).
Finished tied for 25th at Big 12 Championship (4/26/15) at 10-over par (74-75-77--226).

FALL 2014 (FRESHMAN)
Played in three tournaments.
74.7 stroke average over nine rounds.
Finished tied for 11th at Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational (9/9/14) at 9-over par (76-73-76--225).
Finished tied for 41st at Lady Paladin Invitational (9/23/14) at 12-over par (75-76-77--228).
Finished 61st at Schooner Fall Classic (10/6/14) at 9-over par (73-71-75--219).

Amateur Career
Qualified for U.S. Girls Nationals three consecutive years (2012-14) ... 2013 PGA Junior Qualifier and Junior World Qualifier ... 2012 and 2014 Americas Cup Team Member ... 2009 and 2014 Idaho Golf Association Junior State Champion ... 2013 IGA Women's State Champion.

Vallivue High School
Averaged 70 strokes per round in senior year at Vallivue ... won 2014 state title at Vallivue by 26 strokes with a 14-under par total ... 2013 Team District Champions ... 2012 and 2014 District Champion (individual) ... 2012, 2013, 2014 Player of the Year ... was a three-year letterman in volleyball (2011-13) and two-year letterman in basketball (2011-12) ... helped lead basketball and volleyball to district titles in 2012.

Personal
Gabby Ranea Barker ... Born August 3, 1996 in Nampa, Idaho ... Daughter of Dwight and Robin Barker ... has two siblings: Tyler (sister) and Chanda Rodriguez (half sister) ... Tyler played golf at University of Idaho ... spent summer traveling to golf tournaments and also competing in grass volleyball tournaments ... majoring in psychology.

Get to Know Gabby
Favorite City: Boise, Idaho
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Restaurant: Red Robin
Favorite Dinner: Lasagna
Favorite Way to Relax: Listen to music.
Gadget I can't go without: My phone.
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Golf Memory: When I was 7 years old my highest goal was to hit a driver shot over a hill that was 125 yards in front of me with a Wilson driver.
Why Texas Tech? To go to a great university to get an awesome education, play some great golf and meet new people.
Favorite Quote: "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas Edison

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