Height
5'9
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
Major
Advertising
High School
University HS

2012 NGCA Honorable Mention All-America
2012 NGCA All-Scholar Team
2012 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 USA Women’s Team World University Games
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 NGCA All-Scholar Team
2010 Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American
2010 NGCA All-Scholar Team
2010 All-SEC Second Team
2010 All-Louisiana First Team
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC All-Freshman Team
2009 Freshman Academic Honor Roll
2009 NGCA All-Scholar Team

SENIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Second on the team in stroke average at 73.5 strokes per round, finishing her career with her best season at LSU that included a tie for third at NCAA Women’s Golf Championships as she also helped LSU to a second straight third place team finish … Had rounds of 69-74-70-74 to finish at 1-under 287 in the national championship … Had two other top five tournament finishes, tying for third at the Cougar Classic at 8-under 208 (67-72-69) to open the season, and a 2nd place finish in the second event of the spring season, the Central District Tournament … Posted 2-under 214 (69-75-70) … Also in the 10 in Puerto Rico Classic to open the spring (t9, +5, 221) and the March LSU Tiger Golf Classic (10th, +8 224) … Finished her career with a stroke average of 74.6 for 110 rounds … Finished with 5 career top fives, 10 career top 10s … Had 11 rounds of par or under for the year, 30 for her career … For second straight round had low round of 67.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Played in 28 events, averaging 75.5 strokes per round as a member of the LSU team that finished third in the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship … Averaged 75.0 for 76 career rounds … Had eight rounds of par or under … Earned her second career top five in the opening event of the fall 2010 season, with a five-under 211 (70-69-72) … Finished in a tie for fourth in a field of 93 … Came through with an important counting round of one-over 73 in the final round of the NCAA Championships as the Lady Tigers moved back into third place … Low round of 67 in opening round of the Mason Rudolph Championships, an event LSU won … Teachman was one-under for the 54 holes (67-72-76), tying for 23rd.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
Played in first two fall tournaments before flu sidelined her, but it was a great start for her, winning two-of-three matches in LSU’s march to the national match play championship, including a 6 and 5 triumph in her match in the final against Auburn … She also posted rounds of 70-69 at the Mason Rudolph event in Nashville to finish in a tie for seventh … In the spring had top 10s at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge (10th) at four-over 223 (74-74-75) and fifth in a field of 124 at English Turn in the Tiger-Wave Golf Classic at four-over 220 (70-75-75) … Improved stroke average almost two strokes in 2010 to finish at 73.7 for 20 rounds … Seven rounds of par or under, 11 in her first two years with
four career top 10 finishes … Only one round higher than 77 … Finished 12th in the league in stroke average and 40th in the national Sagarin Performance rankings.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
Played 28 rounds, 10 events, averaging 75.5 strokes per round … Was in the lineup for the important spring semester through the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship … Named to the All-SEC Freshman team … Earned recognition for academic work in association with golf being named to the National Golf Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete team … One top 10 in her first season – a ninth-place finish at the Bryan Park National Collegiate, an event won by the Lady Tigers … Teachman had rounds of 66-77-78 for a second-over 223 … Had to withdraw from second round of NCAA West
Regional with an illness, but came back the next day and shot a counting round of three-over 75 to help LSU qualify for the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship … Four rounds of par or under.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played in the LPGA Corning Classic in 2005 and 2008 … Played for the East Team in the 2008 Cannon Cup … Won the Louisiana Girls High School State Tournament for Class 3A while playing at University High in 2007 … Ranked 15th in Golfweek rankings at the time of her signing … Won the 2003 New York State Amateur at age 13 … Selected to the 2004 Junior Ryder Cup team.

PERSONAL
Full name is Tessa Nicole Teachman … Parents are John and Gloria Teachman … One brother, John Vinci … Major is mass communications … School honor roll: Who’s Who Among High School Students.

Collegiate Finishes

2008-09
Mercedes-Benz Collegiate   75-78-74 – 227   t47
Auburn Derby Invitational    80-75-80 – 235   t53
Central District Invitational   73-75-76 – 224   t11
UCF Challenge   72-78-72 – 222   t49
LSU Golf Classic 73-76-74 – 223   t46
Liz Murphey Collegiate  75   t13th
Bryan Park National Collegiate   68-77-78 – 223   t9
SEC Women’s Golf Championships  75-71-74 – 220   t13
NCAA West Regional  76-WD-75    WD
NCAA D1 Women’s Championship   78-73-79-84 – 314 t86

2009-10
NGCA Match Play Championship  2-1 match play record
Mason Rudolph Championship  70-69 – 139 t7
Central District Invitational   71-74-77 – 222   t14
Kinderlou Forest Challenge 74-74-75 – 223   t10
Tiger-Wave Golf Classic 70-75-75 – 220   5
Bryan Park National Collegiate   79-72-71 – 222   t20
SEC Women’s Championships    70-72-77 – 219 t24
NCAA West Regional  77-75-77 – 29 t53

2010-11
NCAA Fall Preview 70-69-72 – 211 t4
Mason Rudolph Championship 67-72-76 – 215 t23
Tar Heel Invitational 75-70-71 – 216 t24
Central District Invitational 80-77-77 – 234 t62
Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate 73-81-79 – 233 t76
LSU Tiger Golf Classic 75-78-74 – 227 t26
SEC Women’s Golf Championship 70-84-76 – 230 35
NCAA Central Regional 81-82-78 – 241 t95
NCAA Championships 81-77-77-73 – 308 t80

2011-12
Cougar Classic 67-72-69 – 208 t3
Mason Rudolph Fall Preview 75-77-57 – 227 t43
Tar Heel Invitational 71-71-72 – 214 t11
Mercedes-Benz SEC/Pac 12 79-73-74 – 226 t53
Lady Puerto Rico Classic 73-74-74 – 221 t9
Central District Invitational 69-75-70 – 214 2
LSU Tiger Golf Classic 73-77-74 – 224 t10
PING/ASU Invitational 74-69-74 – 217 t11
SEC Women’s Championships 80-80-77 – 237 t29
NCAA West Regionals 76-74-75 – 225 t45
NCAA Women’s Championships 69-74-70-74 – 287 t3

Career Statistics:

Season

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Par or Under

Low 18

Low 54

Top 10

Best

2008-09

28

2,114

75.5

4

68

220

1

t9

2009-10

20

1,474

73.7

7

69

219

3

5

2010-11

28

2,115

75.5

8

67

211

1

t4

2011-12

34

2,500

73.5

11

67

208

5

2

Totals

110

8,203

74.6

30

67

208

10

2

 

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