Sherlyn Popelka Biography
Home-town: Zurich, Switzerland
High School: Lake Mary Prep HS
Experience: 2 Letters
2009-10 (Freshman): Winner of Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, first tournament win for Arizona
since 2003 and first individual win since 2008 ... Had three top-10 finishes along with three top-20
finishes ... In nine events and 26 rounds, she was at or better than par in seven rounds ... In the
NCAA West Regional, she posted a 71 in the third-round and finished with 223 (+10), which was
enough to tie for 20th place ... At the Pac-10 Championships, she carded a 73 in the first two rounds
and ended up with 223 (+7) for the match, tying for 14th place ... Competing in the PING/ASU
Invitational she posted a 73 in the second-round, and finished with 224 (+8) ... In the Betsy Rawls
Longhorn Invitational, she finished tied for eighth after posting a 222 (+6) and a second-round 71 ...
Participating in the Bruin Wave Invitational, she carded a 222 (+6) and shot a third-round 71 ... At
the Wildcat Invitational she shot a 151 (+9) ... The Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown belonged to
Popelka, posting a 69-69-71 = 209 (-7) and earning a first-place finish ... In the Stanford Women's
Collegiate, she shot a 225 (+12) ... Competing in the Windy City Collegiate Championship, she
earned a top-20 finish, tying for 15th place with a 220 (+4) score.
High School: Prepped Tumbler at Lake Mary Prep High School but trained at the Annika Academy in
Reunion, Florida ... Won 2 out of three matches in August 2009 playing as the first ever Swiss
national for the European team at the 2009 PING Junior Solheim Cup in Aurora, Illinois ... Member
of the Swiss Junior National Team for 4 years including a 2nd place finish at the 2009 European
Girls Championship in Kokkola, Finland... Earned a pair of second-place finishes at AJGA events in
2008 ... Quarterfinalist at the 2008 British Girls' Amateur Championship ... Has played
internationally in Switzerland, Britain, Holland, France, Finland, Scotland and Wales.
Personal: Born in Zurich, Switzerland Holds a dual bachelor's degree in International Business ...
Speaks German and English fluently and has a basic knowledge of Spanish ... Interests include
sports, literature and travelling.