Liliana Alvarez
Liliana Alvarez


Durango, Mexico

High School:
American School of Durango




Political Science

- 2004 Conference USA Champion
- 2004 and 2003 First Team All-Conference USA
- 2003 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
- 2003 Louisiana Freshman of the Year

Fall 2004: Competed in four tournaments, and placed seventh at the UA/Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate ... shot a season-low 70 at The Landfall Tradition, where she shot a two-over par 218 (75-70-73) and tied for ninth ... shot in the 70s in each of her 11 rounds ... second on the team with a stroke average of 74.18 ... ranked 47th by Golfweek Magazine and 55th in the final fall Golfstat Cup rankings ... competed in the World Amateur in Puerto Rico in October as one of three representatives from Mexico.

Summer 2004: Traveled throughout Asia with the NCAA All-Star team consisting of 10 collegiate golfers from across the nation.

2003-04: Fired a tournament-low 72 during her final round, en route to the winning the Conference USA Championship ... first-team All-Conference USA selection ... finished the season ranked 47th by Golfweek Magazine ... placed second at the Tulane Invitational ... had a season-best 69 in the final round and finished one-over par 217 (75-73-69) in a sixth-place finish at Mason Rudolph Women's Championship ... had three Top 10 finishes ... 25 of 27 rounds were in the 70s or better ... her 75.52 stroke average ranked second on the team ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Summer 2003: Spent the early portion of the summer working with coach Robert Mahan on her swing but participated in the U.S. Amateur Qualifier and Transnational Tournament...shot rounds of 76 and 74 in the Transnational to qualify for match play, where she downed Cindy Pasechnik 1-up before falling to Mexican teammate Alejandra Martin del Campo.

2002-03: Played in all 11 tournaments as a true freshman...named Conference USA and Louisiana Freshman of the Year, earned first-team All C-USA and All-Louisiana honors, and claimed a share of the team's Player of the Year title after finishing third on the team in strokes per round (75.03)...finished 60th in the final Golfstat Cup standings and ranked 79th by Golfweek Magazine...shot par-or-better in seven rounds, including a career-best 68 in the final round of the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate (11/5)...led the Green Wave in scoring four times, including a co-victory at the USF/Beacon Woods Invitational when she fired a career-best, even-par 216 (76-70-70)...also shot an even-par 216 (77-71-68) at the Palmetto Intercollegiate to finish fourth overall...tallied eight consecutive Top 20 finishes...earned C-USA Commissioner's List honors and was named to Tulane's 3.0 Club.

Summer 2002: Did not play during the summer...spent time rehabbing after ACL surgery.

Prep: Attended the American School of Durango, graduating in July 2002...had an outstanding junior career that included winning the International Foundation of Junior Golf's World Championships in 2000, when she shot a 301 (74-82-69-76) to tie for first before winning in a four-hole playoff...she ranked as high as No. 2 in her country during her junior career and finished third in the 2001 Junior World Championship with a four-under par for 72 holes (75-72-71-74=292)...represented Mexico in numerous international events, including playing on a victorious Junior America's Cup team in Mexico which defeated 17 other teams...an all-around athlete, also played basketball and soccer...off the course, was a member of the Honor Roll and earned the United Nations Simulation Award...was elected vice president of the Student Council and was named Best Public Speaker.

Personal: Born Liliana Patricia Alvarez Salum on Nov. 5 1983 in Durango, Mexico...daughter of Roberto and Liliana Alvarez...has one brother, Roberto, and one sister, Daniela...father, Roberto, was a member of the 1972 Mexican Olympic diving team...majoring is political science.