Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pamplona, Spain

High School:
Ortega Y Gasset

Birthdate:
03/24/1986



12/10/2013

Two Boilers Earn LPGA Cards

Paula Reto's tie for 13th earned her first career tour card.

06/03/2013

The Tradition of Success

The Purdue women's golf team has achieved unprecedented success under head coach Devon Brouse.

05/17/2013

No. 7 Women's Golf Headed to NCAA Championships

The Boilermakers are competing in their 14th-consecutive NCAA Championships on May 21 to 24 in Athens, Ga.

Hernandez's Career Accomplishments

Junior Season (2007-08)
>Finished the year with a No. 5 national ranking as an individual
>Named first team NGCA All-American for the second consecutive year
>Earned first team Golfweek All-American
>Named Purdue Female Athlete of the Year
>Won the Big Ten Championships individual title, a first for Purdue women's golf
>Set school and conference record at the Big Ten Championships for low 72-hole tournament total as well as conference mark for low individual round (66)
>Big Ten Player of the Year for the second consecutive year
>First team All-Big Ten for the third consecutive year
>Won second consecutive Mary Fossum Award, given to conference golfer with the lowest stroke-average to par
>second team ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District
>Academic All-Big Ten
>Averaged team-best 71.9 strokes per round
>Tied for first at the Liz Murphey Classic and the NCAA Central Regional
>Set school record at the NCAA Regional for low 54-hole tournament score (208)
>Finished in first or second place in four of 10 stroke-play tournaments
>Placed in the top 13 in all but one stroke-play event
>Played 15 of 32 rounds at even or under par
>Shared Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors with Christel Boeljon on March 26

Sophomore Season (2006-07)
>Named first team NGCA All-American, a first for Purdue women's golf
>Earned second team Golfweek All-American
>Big Ten Player of the Year
>First team All-Big Ten
>Won inaugural Mary Fossum Award, given to conference golfer with the lowest stroke-average to par
>Averaged 73.2 strokes per round, best on the team
>Played in all 13 tournaments
>Won the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, Bryan National Intercollegiate and Lady Buckeye Invitational
>Placed in the top-six of seven tournaments
>Fired 14 rounds even or under par
>Three-time Big Ten Golfer of the Week

Freshman Season (2005-06)
>Earned All-American honorable mention recognition
>First team All-Big Ten
>Played in every tournament
>Averaged 74.2 strokes per round
>Won the Lady Northern Invitational
>Posted a 4-0 record at the Hooters Match Play
>Placed second at the Big Ten Championships
>Placed in the top-12 of eight events

High School (Ortega y Gasset)
>Won the 2005 Mediterranean Games
>Won the 2005 European Amateur Ladies Championship
>Placed second in the Spanish Amateur (U-21)
>Played in the 2004 World Championships with Spain >Placed second in the Spanish Junior Championship
>Won the Mediterranean Games as an individual
>Advanced to final four of the British Amateur
>Member of the European Amateur Ladies Championship teams
>Participated in Vagliano Trophy with Europe

Personal
>Majoring in business administration
>Born March 24, 1986
>Daughter of Julian Hernandez and Victorina Munoz
>Has one brother, Julian, and one sister, Mercedes