Cardinal Capsule

Oct. 13, 2000


Stephanie Keever
Sport: Women's Golf
Year: Senior
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Cimarron-Memorial HS
Major: Sociology
Stanford Athletics Highlights: A three-time Second Team All-American ... Off to a great start in 2000-2001 as she tied for first place at the 2000 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Stanford's season-opening event ... Has led the team in stroke average each of her three seasons on The Farm ... Second Team Far West All-District selection as a junior ... Finished her junior season ranked #12 in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Poll, while placing ninth in the national rankings after her sophomore year ... Earned First Team Pac-10 honors as a sophomore and was a Second Team selection as a junior ... Posted five top 10 finishes as a junior ... Tied for fifth at the NCAA Championships, the highest finish by a Stanford individual since 1997 ... Represented the United States in the Curtis Cup and World Amateur Team Championships in 2000 ... Also earned Second Team All-American honors as a sophomore.

FAVORITE MOVIE
Fried Green Tomatoes.

FAVORITE TV SHOW
Friends.

FAVORITE ATHLETE
Michael Jordan. He handles the media and public so well.

FAVORITE NON-GOLF ACTIVITY
Shopping.

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU
Happy.

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE?
Garth Brooks - Greatest Hits.

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN
Visiting London and Scarborough, England, this past summer.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A TOURNAMENT
Eat a filling meal and relax by listening to the radio.

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD
Having a great balance.

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME
Consistency.

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT
Greece.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Julie Inkster.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
Representing my country in the World Amateur and Curtis Cup Tournaments.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Read, exercise, watch movies, hang out with my boyfriend and travel.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE
My mom, Mary.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
Its reputation and the feeling I had the second I walked onto campus.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW?
I am a strong Christian.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG GOLFERS WHO WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF?
Work hard on your game, it will pay off. Also, find a place that fits who you are, don't compromise for anyone.

FAVORITE GOLF COURSE AND WHY
Sahalee Country Club (Redmond, Washington), because it is narrow and tough with great greens. I seem to play better on harder courses.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL
Honey Bunches of Oats.

EARLIEST GOLF MEMORY
Sitting on the driving range with my dad when I was five years old with a broken arm just listening to my radio.

FAVORITE CLASS YOU'VE TAKEN AT STANFORD
I am currently taking Archaic Greek Art. Professor Maxmin is so inspiring and alive each morning.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE
Food. I love all types of food but especially Italian and Mexican.

FAVORITE PRE-TOURNAMENT MEAL
Lasagna (the night before).

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