Laura Gonzalez-Escallon
Laura Gonzalez-Escallon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Hulpe, Belgium

High School:
College du Christ-Roi

Height:
5-6



10/09/2013

Gonzalez-Escallon, Reto Highlight Second Stage of LPGA Q-School

The pair of former Boilermakers were named two of 10 to watch this week in Venice, Fla.

10/09/2013

Kan Named Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Week

It is the first Big Ten weekly honor of the junior's career

08/29/2013

Boilermakers Tabbed 13th in Golf World Women's Preseason Poll

Wednesday marked the fourth straight year the Boilermakers earned preseason recognition.

06/03/2013

The Tradition of Success

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

05/24/2013

Women's Golf Earns Third Place at NCAA Championships

Three Boilermakers finished in the top 25, led by Paula Reto's third place finish.

05/24/2012

2012 NCAA Championships

The Purdue women's golf team is competing in its 13th-consecutive NCAA Championships.

05/20/2011

2011 NCAA Golf Championships - Round Three

The No. 4 Purdue women's golf team is vying for a second-consecutive NCAA championship.

05/18/2011

2011 NCAA Championships - First Round

The fourth-ranked Purdue women's golf team opened play at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Bryan, Texas, on May 18.

Gonzalez-Escallon's Career Accomplishments

Senior Season (2012-13)
>Finished fourth at the 2012 Belgian National Stroke Play Championship
>Finished 33rd at the 2012 European Ladies' Amateur Championship

Junior Season (2011-12)
>Second team NGCA and Golfweek All-American
>Big Ten Player of the Year and Mary Fossum Award winner
>Big Ten Championships individual medalist, her second Big Ten individual title
>First team All-Big Ten and named to Big Ten All-Championships Team
>Tied then-school record with 65 in the second round of Lady Puerto Rico Classic, setting a personal best for low round
>Tied for third at NCAA Championships
>Averaged a team- and conference-best 73.1 strokes per round
>Had 12 rounds even or under par
>Finished in the top-15 in all but one tournament, including two runner up placements (Lady Puerto Rico Classic and Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic)
>Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Feb. 16 and April 5
>Helped Belgium to a fifth place finish at the European Team Championship

Sophomore Season (2010-2011)
>Second team NGCA and Golfweek All-American
>First team All-Big Ten
>Named to the Big Ten All-Championships Team
>Named Golfweek Player of the Week on March 28 after winning individual title at the Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn with a 209, helping team to victory
>Fired career-low 68 twice: Allstate Sugar Bowl and Battle at Rancho Bernardo
>Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week twice: March 2 and 23
>Placed in the top 15 in nine events, including a team-best third-place finish at the NCAA Championships
>Average 72.6 strokes per round, just .05 behind Gulyanamitta for team low
>Had 18 rounds even or under par
>Finished 25th at the 2010 European Ladies' Amateur Championship
>Tied for 40th at the World Amateur Team Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October, helping Belgium to a 27th place team finish
>Finished 25th at the 2010 European Ladies' Amateur Championship in the Czech Republic

Freshman Season (2009-2010)
>Named honorable mention Golfweek All-American
>Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Purdue Gimlet Freshman of the Year
>First team All-Big Ten
>Won Big Ten individual title, becoming just the second freshman in conference history to win the conference medal
>Her score of 280 at Big Ten Championships is a conference and school record for a 72-hole tournament
>Placed in the top 25 of 10 events
>Fired season-low round of 69 twice, in final round of Big Ten Championships and the third round of the NCAA Championships
>Averaged 74.2 strokes per round
>Had 11 rounds even or under par
>Played in every tournament

High School (College du Christ-Roi)
>Member of the Belgian National Team
>Won the 2009 German Ladies Amateur
>Helped the Continent of Europe team successfully defend the Vagliano Trophy, a biennial match between the Continent of Europe and Great Britain & Ireland
>Competed as an amateur at the Ladies German Open, a Ladies European Tour event and finished tied for 46th
>Won the 2008 Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic in a four-hole playoff
>Won the 2008 British Girls' Championship
>Won the 2008 Belgian Girls' Championship
>Competed in the 2008 World Amateur for Belgium
>Represented Europe in the 2006 Ryder Cup

Personal
>Major is mathematics with a minor in organizational leadership and supervision
>Born October 6, 1990, in Bogota, Colombia
>Daughter of Mauricio Gonzalez and Catalina Escallon
>Has two sisters, Mariana and Cristina