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Grace Na
Grace Na

Hometown:
Alameda, Calif.

High School:
Alameda HS

Height:
5-4

Experience:
4V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

05/29/2014

Na Becomes Four-Time All-American

Grace Na is the school's second four-time All-American and second two-time first team selection.

05/10/2014

Women's Golf Has Season End at NCAA East Regional

Grace Na tied for seventh place to lead the Waves.

05/09/2014

Women's Golf in 10th Place After Two Rounds of East Regional

The Waves have some ground to make up as they try to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

05/08/2014

Women's Golf Tied for Ninth After Round One of NCAA East Regional

The Waves have advanced to the NCAA Championships in 11 of their previous 15 regional trips.

03/12/2014

Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/3-4/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the 2014 Bruin Wave Invitational, at which Pepperdine finished second.

02/19/2014

Women's Golf at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (2/19/2014)

Jeff Golden photos from the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

05/22/2012

2012 NCAA Women's Golf Championships

Photos of the Waves by Paul Levy, taken at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., from May 22-25.

04/18/2012

Women's Golf at WCC Championships (4/16-18/2012)

Photos of the Waves winning their 11th straight WCC title at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, Calif.

03/16/2012

Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/5-6/2012)

Jeff Golden and Athletic Communications photos from the Waves' first-place finish.

Grace Na Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: A four-time All-American (twice on the first team) and a four-time winner of the WCC Player of the Year award ... The second four-time All-American in Pepperdine history, as well as the second to earn first team honors twice ... Ended career ranking first all-time at Pepperdine with a career stroke average of 72.88 ... Was the medalist six times, second-most in school history ... Thirty of her 37 tournaments resulted in a top-20 finish and 21 were top-10 results ... Ranks third at Pepperdine in top-20 results and fourth in top-10 finishes ... Had 37 below-par rounds, second all-time at Pepperdine ... An eight-time WCC Player of the Month.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: For the second straight year, named to the All-American first team by both Golfweek and the WGCA as a senior ... Selected as the WCC Player of the Year and All-WCC first team for the fourth time ... Broke her own school single-season record for scoring average at 71.73 ... Ranked eighth nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin and #9 by Golfstat ... In 10 tournaments, had seven top-10 and seven top-20 finishes, and a team-best 14 below-par rounds ... Was the medalist at two events, winning the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a 6-under 210 (71-71-68) and repeating as winner of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic with an 11-under 205 (70-66-69) ... The 11-under was the third-best 54-hole score in school history ... Her 6-under 66 in the second round was her best of the season ... Took second at the UC Irvine Invitational (74-69-71=214), tied for fourth at the Bruin Wave Invitational (73-72-71=216), fifth at the Dick McGuire Invitational (73-71-72=216) and tied for fifth at the WCC Championships (72-72-76=220) ... Tied for seventh at the NCAA East Regional with a 4-under 212 (69-72-71), leading to WGCA All-Regional status, but lost in a playoff for the final individual spot at the NCAA Championships ... Earned WCC Player of the Month awards for September and March and was Golfweek's Player of the Week after winning the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Earned All-American first team status from both Golfweek and the WGCA as a junior ... Named the WCC Player of the Year for the third time, as well as to the All-WCC first team ... Finished #8 by Golfstat and #9 by Golfweek/Sagarin in the final national rankings ... Earned four WCC Player of the Month awards (September, October, March and April) ... Set a school record with a 72.17 stroke average (.02 better than Katherine Hull in 2001-02) ... Played in all 10 tournaments and 30 rounds ... Finished in the top 20 at all 10 events and in the top 10 at seven of them ... Had 13 sub-par rounds ... Was Pepperdine's top finisher at eight of 10 tournaments ... Won two tournaments in the spring: the `Anuenue Spring Break Classic with a 10-under 206 (67-71-68) and the WCC Championships with a 3-under 213 (70-70-73) ... Finished at or below par six of the 10 times ... The 10-under at the `Anuenue Spring Break Classic tied the third-best 54-hole score in school history ... Tied for second at the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a 4-under 212 (69-70-73), tied for fourth at the Dick McGuire Invitational with a 1-under 218 (71-71-76) and tied for fifth at the Stanford Intercollegiate with an even-par 213 (72-68-73) ... Her best round of the season was a 5-under 67 in the first round of the `Anuenue Spring Break Classic ... Tied for 18th at the NCAA West Regional (77-73-68=218).

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Earned All-American honorable mention status from both the NGCA and Golfweek after her sophomore season ... Also named WCC Player of the Year again and to the All-WCC first team ... Led the team with a 74.10 stroke average ... Ranked #45 by Golfstat and #47 by Golfweek/Sagarin ... Played in 10 events and 30 rounds ... Had team bests of five top-10 finishes, seven top-20 results and six sub-par rounds ... Tied an NCAA record with a 9-under 63 during the first round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown ... She's one of four players to shoot 9-under (Pepperdine's Katharine Hull is one of the others) ... She won the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown with a 7-under 209 (63-72-74) ... Made it into Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" for her feat ... Tied for second place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (69-74-77=220) ... Tied for third place at the Bruin Wave Invitational (71-74-79=224) ... Tied for fourth place at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (73-76-68=217) ... Pulled out of a spring tournament with a wrist injury, which hindered her in the postseason ... Tied for 12th at the WCC Championships (80-76-75=231) ... Tied for 26th at the NCAA West Regional (75-77-69=221) ... Tied for 77th at the NCAA Championships (80-73-76-75=304).

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Had a tremendous spring after arriving at Pepperdine in January, earning Golfweek All-American honorable mention honors, both WCC Player and Freshman of the Year awards and All-WCC first team notice ... Posted a stroke average of 73.81 in 21 rounds ... In her seven tournaments, finished in the top 20 six times and in the top 10 twice ... Ranked #34 nationally by Golfstat and #39 by Golfweek/Sagarin ... Was medalist at the WCC Championships (74-68-75=217) ... Tied for 10th place at the UNLV Spring Invitational with an even-par 216 (72-73-71) ... Tied for 11th place at the Battle at the Rancho Bernardo Inn (78-70-73=221) ... Tied for 14th place at the Bruin Wave Invitational (74-74-75=223) ... Tied for 16th place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (74-74-76=224) ... Tied for 18th place at the NCAA West Regional (76-69-78=223) ... Had four sub-par rounds, including a 4-under 68 in the second round of the WCC Championships ... That tied Pepperdine's best-ever 18-hole score at the WCC Championships.

AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Has done well at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, reaching the quarterfinals (2012), round of 16 (2013) and round of 32 (2011, 2014) ... Has played at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championships four times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) ... Competed at the U.S. Junior Girls Championship from 2006-10 ... Earned AJGA/Rolex Junior All-American honorable mention honors in 2008 ... Rated as high as #4 in the Golfweek/Sagarin junior rankings.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Alameda (Calif.) High School in January 2011 ... Won the 2010 CIF State Championship as an individual ... At the state final, also placed also fifth in 2009, seventh in 2008 and third in 2007 ... Placed second at the 2010 Northern Regional Championships and tied for fourth at the North Coast Section Division I Tournament of Champions ... Named the 2010 East Bay Golfer of the Year by the Oakland Tribune ... Led Alameda to a fourth-place team finish at the state event in 2010, the best in school history, and its first NorCal Division I team title.

PERSONAL: Born in Temple, Texas ... Daughter of Charles and Julie Na ... Has one brother, David ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the the first-class facilities, the great golf program and most importantly to balance my faith. The coaches here are exactly the type of coaches I wanted."

FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music and physical activities such as swimming and running ... Lists her sports heroes as Annika Sorenstam and Phil Michelson "for their character on the course" ... Favorites include Adam Scott (pro golfer), Bandon Dunes (golf course), Talent Is Not Enough (book), Transformers and The Notebook (movies), Master Chef and Shark Tank (TV shows), Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne (musical artists), Italian, Korean and sushi (food) and swimming, basketball and volleyball (sports other than golf) ... Favorite things about golf are "it's independence, and I have complete responsibility over it, and it's a very precise game that cannot be underestimated."

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