So-Hyun Park will soon embark on her sophomore season as a member of the Notre Dame women's golf team. Her freshman season? Only perhaps the best in the history of the school's women's golf program.
A native of Seoul who attended high school in Florida while working with Leadbetter instructors, So-Hyun became the first-ever All-American golfer for Notre Dame's women's program following the 2007-08 season.
So-Hyun set the school record for scoring average, posted the second-best tournament score in school history, and the third-best rounds in school history last season. She was named All-Big East Conference. She finished in the Top 7 in nine of her 11 tournaments last year, including two victories and four runners-up.
The Notre Dame athletics Web site describes her as "a special player that wants to help the Notre Dame program reach unprecedented heights ... a very focused and motivated golfer ... a very consistent golfer who hits a lot of quality golf shots that allows her to be more aggressive on the course."