Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kennett Square, Pa.
High School: Kennett
Experience: 2 Letters


  • All-ACC Selection (2010)
  • NGCA All-American Scholar Recipient (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • All-ACC Academic Team (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Recipient of the Betty F. Smith Scholarship (2011)

Fall 2012: Competed in all five fall tournaments... finished with the third best round average (73.2) in the ACC in the fall... shot a 6-over 222 (79-71-72) at the Cougar Classic... finished tied for fourth with a 3-over 213 (74-76-69) at the Cardinal Cup... at the UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament, tied for seventh with 5-over 218 (72-72-74)... shot a 4-over 76 at the Lady Pirate Invitational... finished the fall season with a 1-over 217 (74-73-70) at the Palmetto Intercollegiate which was good for a share of second place.

Spring 2012: Competed in all six fall tournaments...second on the team with a 74.83 scoring average...two rounds at or below par...tallied two top-10 finishes and five top-20 finishes...tied for 10th with a 4-over 220 (74-73-73) at the JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational...carded a season-low 70 in the second round of the Pinehurst Challenge and finished tied for seventh with a 54-hole season-low 2-over 218 (74-70-74)...finished with a 7-over 223 (75-74-74) at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate...carded a 224 at the Rebel Intercollegiate...tied for 17th at the ACC Championship with a 227 (77-74-76)...fired a 235 at the NCAA East Regional.

Fall 2011: Competed in all five fall tournaments...fired an 11-over 227 (73-78-76) at the Cougar Classic...tied for 36th at the Wild Eggs Cardinal the UNCG/Starmount Classic, tied for sixth with 8-over 224 (75-77-72) to help the Terps win the team title...tied for seventh and tied a career low with a 68 in the second round of the Lady Pirate the Palmetto Intercollegiate, tied for 27th.

Spring 2011: Competed in all four spring events as a the spring-opening JMU Invitational, finished second on the team with a 10-over 226 and tied for 26th individually...placed in a tie for 11th at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate with an 8-over 224...finished second on the team at the ACC Championship with a 234 over three rounds...ranked 12th in the ACC with an average score of 75.00 in 26 rounds.

Fall 2010: Competed in all five fall tournaments for Maryland...earned a team-best 148 (74-74) at the UNCG Fall Classic, helping Maryland to a third-place finish...Won the individual title, helped Maryland win the team title and earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate after finishing at 212 (71-72-69) the season-opening Pat Bradley Invitational, finished with a team-best 217 (74-71-72) and tied for fourth overall.

Spring 2010: Saw action in all six spring tournaments...took three top-10 finishes and finished out of the top-25 once...earned two second place finishes, first at the Pinehurst Challenge and again at the Canes and Cardinal Classic...carded a 2-under 214 at Pinehurst after notching a career-low round of 68...competing as an individual, led all Terrapins at the Kiawah Island Classic with a 9-over 225 for post season debut, finished 19th at the ACC Tournament and claimed the second best score on the team at the NCAA West Regional with an 18-over 231...ranked top-10 in the conference, with a season average of 74.84...second all-time in the Maryland record books for season average...named All-ACC Selection.

Fall 2009: Competed in all five fall finishes were tying for 10th at the Spider Invitational and Palmetto Intercollegiate...finished the fall in the top-15 of the ACC averaging a 74.93 per round...recorded a low round of 72 at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.

Before Maryland: Captain of the Kennett High School golf team as a senior, leading the Blue Demons to a third consecutive league championship...overall medalist at the Ches-Mont League Championship...2008 area high school golfer of the year and state champion...nominated for 2008 Wendy's High School Heisman Award...named to the 2008 HP Scholastic junior all-American team by the American Junior Golf Association...advanced through U.S. Women's Open local qualifying three times before playing in 2008 regional qualifier...runner-up at the 2008 Pennsylvania Junior Girls Championships, as well as the 2007 Pennsylvania high school championship and two AJGA events...won a record four straight junior state championships in Delaware...2009 Delaware Women's Amateur champion...two Pennsylvania girls East Region high school titles...won two IJGT events...member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America...lettered in swimming, as well...graduated No. 2 in high school class of 250 students.

Personal: Christine Shimel...daughter of John and Carol Shimel...has one brother, Carl, who inspired her to play golf...born in Wilmington, Del...enjoys swimming and skiing...biggest sports thrill is winning high school championship...plans on majoring in marketing or international business.

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