Cailey Rooker

Cailey Rooker

Yr. So.
Hometown St. Joseph, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) St. Joseph

2021-22: Turned in a season scoring average of 81.76 while golfing in all 10 tournaments and totaling 25 rounds... Finished the season with a career scoring average of 82.96 that ranks 10th in program history... Posted the second-best 54-hole tournament score in relation to par in program history with a +11 at the Redbird Invitational on Sept. 5-6... Also ranked third in program history in terms of 54-hole overall score with her Redbird Invitational performance at 227... Tied for the sixth-best 18-hole score in relation to par in program history at +1 in the first round of the Redbird Invitational on Sept. 5... Carded a pair of 73s, one in the first round of the Redbird Invitational on Sept. 5 and one in the first round of the Dayton Fall Invitational on Oct. 18, to tie for seventh in program history in terms of 18-hole overall score... Earned Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors.

2020-21: Averaged 85.58 while golfing in 12 rounds over five events… Season-low 78 came in Round 3 of the Redbird Invitational on April 10 in Normal, Ill… Earned Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors, MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and MVC Honor Roll.

2019-20: Played 13 rounds over five tournaments during her rookie campaign… Posted an 82.85 scoring average… Made her collegiate debut at the Loyola Fall Invitational on Sept. 16-17 and posted a season-low 76 (+3) in the third round. That proved to be her best 54-hole score of the season at 245 (+26)… Was second on the team at the Benbow Invitational (March 9-10) with a 166 (+24) over 36 holes.

Prep (Athletic): Competed in varsity golf during all four years of high school… Earned all-state first team and all-state conference team status all four years… Holds her school’s individual nine-hole and 18-hole school records of 32 and 71, respectively… Placed sixth individually at the 2018 state finals… Named a WSJM Athlete of the Week … Named a Burger King Outstanding Student-Athlete in 2018… Qualified to play in the Four Winds Invitational hosted at Blackthorn CC for the 2018 LPGA Symetra Tour event. Was one of two sponsor exemptions and played alongside women professionals… A First Tee participant at the ACE level… Was accepted by application to attend the 2017 Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach alongside Colin Montgomerie and Tom Watson... Awarded Wells Fargo Succeeding Together Scholarship and was a finalist to attend championship in Wilmington, N.C. Shadowed beside Phil Mickelson on Championship Sunday… Accepted by application to attend College Prep Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla… Played No. 1 doubles in varsity tennis as a freshman, sophomore and senior.

Prep (Academic): Owned a 3.9 GPA… Became a member of National Honor Society in 2017… Made the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years… Ranked in the Top 10 percent of her graduating class… A member of Symphony Orchestra, traveled with Chamber orchestra to Pittsburgh for a national competition (ASTA) in March 2017… Played the violin alongside The Piano Guys in a small group on stage at Lake Michigan College.

Personal: Comes from a Valpo legacy family, as she estimates that about seven relatives earned their degrees from the University... Daugher of Karen and Paul Rooker... Has two siblings, Courtney and Trey... Her uncle Eugene Holland has gone on to thrive in his field after earning an engineering degree from Valpo. He has built numerous skyscrapers in Chicago and recently donated tools and devices to Valpo’s engineering program... Also has family members who received education, law, music and nursing degrees from Valpo... Father golfed at the University of Alabama... Placed in a culinary competition and won KitchenAid Stand Mixer... Loves to refurbish furniture, sleep at the beach, garden, read and watch Netflix... Majoring in health sciences (PA program director admit)... Born on Sept. 5.