Kaitlin Drolson
Kaitlin  Drolson

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

High School:
Torrey Pines HS




Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


Pepperdine Finishes 21st at NCAA Women's Golf Championships

Next year the Waves will return two freshmen and two sophomores from this year's lineup at the NCAAs.


Ching Leads Pepperdine Through Three Rounds at NCAA Golf Championships

Alina Ching has had at least a share of the Waves' best score all three rounds.


Waves Improve in Second Round at NCAA Golf Championships

Everyone on the team posted a better score on Wednesday than they did on Tuesday.


Women's Golf Begins Play at NCAA Championships

Pepperdine is making its 11th appearance at the NCAA Championships, and the Waves are the only non-BCS school among this year's field of 24 teams.


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.


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.


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

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


Women's Golf at McGuire Invitational (9/25-26/2011)

Photos by Gary Stepic of the Pepperdine women's golf team in Albuquerque, N.M.


Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/2/2011)

Jeff Golden photos of the third and final round of the Bruin Wave Invitational at Robinson Ranch Golf Club.

Kaitlin Drolson Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Played in 126 career rounds, tied for the most in Pepperdine history ... In 42 tournaments, posted a stroke average of 75.95, finishing just outside Pepperdine's career top 10 ... Had nine top-10 and 15 top-20 finishes ... Had 16 sub-par rounds, seventh all-time at Pepperdine ... A three-time All-WCC first teamer.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Battled injuries during the spring season and finished with a 76.79 stroke average as a senior ... Played in all 11 tournaments and 33 rounds ... Had one top-10 and four top-20 finishes ... Tied for fourth place at the Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn (73-73=146) ... Took 21st at the WCC Championships (82-76-82=240) .. Tied for 61st at the NCAA West Regional (78-75-75=228) ... Tied for 106th at the NCAA Championships (80-74-78-78=310).

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Earned All-WCC first team honors for the third time as a junior ... Was in the lineup at all 10 events and all 30 rounds ... Had a stroke average of 75.70 with three top-20 results and two top-10 finishes ... Took third place at the WCC Championships (74-76-70=220) ... Tied for seventh place with a 2-under 214 at the UNLV Spring Invitational (71-69-74) ... Tied for 16th place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (73-71-77=221) ... Had four sub-par rounds, including a season-best 3-under 69 in the second round at the UNLV event ... Tied for 102nd place at the NCAA West Regional (88-79-75=242).

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Named to the All-WCC first team again as a sophomore ... Averaged 75.94 strokes in all 33 rounds and 11 tournaments ... Best finish was fifth place at the WCC Championships (78-71-72=231) ... Had four top 20 and three top 10 finishes ... Also tied for eighth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (77-75-75=227) ... Tied for ninth and had a season-best score of a 2-under 217 (72-70-75) at the Dick McGuire Invitational ... Had five sub-par rounds, including a 3-under 70 in the second round of the Dick McGuire Invitational and a 3-under 69 in the second round of the NCAA East Regional ... Tied for 39th at the NCAA East Regional (77-69-76=222) and tied for 112th at the NCAA Championships (76-84-75-76=311).

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Made the All-WCC first team as a freshman... Appeared in 10 of 11 tournaments, averaging 75.30 strokes in 30 rounds ... Tied for second at the WCC Championships (77-76-75=228) ... Tied for eighth place at the Wave Invitational (69-79=148) ... Tied for ninth place at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown with a 6-under 210 (69-70-71) ... Played all three rounds in Las Vegas under par ... Had a season-best score of 3-under 69 in the first rounds of both the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown and the Wave Invitational ... Placed 65th at the NCAA West Regional (73-76-71=220) ... Tied for 86th at the NCAA Championships (80-80-76-78=314) ... Had had a total of five subpar rounds.

AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Played in both the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Women's Opens ... Also played in the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Women's Amateurs ... Won the 2010 and 2011 San Diego City Amateur championships ... Named the 2006 San Diego Junior Golf Association's Player of the Year ... Played in the Women's U.S. Amateur in 2005, 2007 and 2008 ... Played in the Girls' U.S. Junior Amateur in 2004 and 2005 ... Played with a U.S. squad at the 2006 Taiwan Amateur Championship ... Was #27 in the Golfweek Junior Rankings at the time of her letter-of-intent signing in April 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Torrey Pines High School, located in San Diego, Calif., in 2008 ... A four-year letterwinner ... A three-time All-CIF San Diego Section honoree ... Finished second at the 2007 CIF San Diego Section Championships ... Took second place at the CIF Southern California Championships in 2006 ... Set a nine-hole record with a 6-under 30 as a sophomore ... Torrey Pines won the state title her freshman year and CIF titles her freshman and senior seasons ... Made the honor roll.

PERSONAL: Born in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. ... Daughter of Paul Edward Drolson and Candace Drolson ... Has one sister, Karly ... Majoring in economics ... Had an internship with a financial services company in summer 2011 ... Was a co-president of Pepperdine's SAAC in 2011-12 (she was a vice president in 2010-11) ... Chose Pepperdine because "it was 100 percent what I was looking for in academics, athletics, religion and location. It doesn't get any better than living on the beach in Malibu."

FAVORITES: Is an avid horseback rider and animal lover ... Favorites include Annika Sorenstam (pro golfer), The Quarry (golf course), The Match (book), Seabiscuit (movie), The Golf Channel (TV channel), Carrie Underwood (musical artist), Mexican (food) and horseback riding (sport other than golf) ... Favorite thing about golf is "it is the only sport in the world where age and gender don't matter to be competitive. Anyone can play. Golf truly unites all people through the respect that is earned in mastering the game."

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