NORMAN, Okla. -- The spring season is in full force and the University of Oklahoma women's golf team is 10th nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. The squad has already established multiple school records this year, setting the standard for low team round (a 12-under 276 at the Alamo Invitational in October) and for 54-hole score (a 24-under 848 at the same event).
Emily Collins is part of a four-member senior class that has helped rewrite the OU records book. Collins, from Colleyville, Texas, ranks sixth in school history with her 75.60 career stroke average. She holds OU's third-best 18-hole score in relation to par (-5), and her 137 (-7) in the first two rounds of the 2013 NCAA Central Regional represent the best 36-hole score in program history. Her Sooner teams have placed sixth and ninth, respectively, the last two years at the NCAA Championships.
SoonerSports.com recently caught up with Collins to find out about her life off the golf course.
Full Name: Emily Nicole Collins
Interests/Hobbies Besides Golf: napping, yoga, cooking and running
Prized Possession: my golf clubs
Three Words That Describe Me: energetic, self-motivated and independent
Most Memorable Personal Sports Moment: qualifying for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open
Guilty Pleasure: donuts
Best Hidden Talent: bowling
A Movie Character/Role I’d Like to Play: Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games”
A Moment in History I’d Like to have Witnessed: the birth of Jesus
Most Impressive Person I’ve Met: Tony Romo
Craziest Thing I’ve Done: parasailing
Biggest Superstition: I always draw a flower on my golf ball.
Best Advice I’ve Ever Received: “Focus on only things that you can control.”
Dream Job: fashion designer
My Personal Anthem/Theme Song: “Jump Then Fall” by Taylor Swift
If I Can’t Sleep at Night I like to: count to 100 in Spanish
If I could Bring One Thing to Norman From My Hometown it Would Be: my mom
What I like Most About OU: the school pride