Kristy McPherson will be inducted into the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame on September 16th. McPherson was one of eight people elected by the college's Association of Lettermen to enter the Hall. Since the USC Athletics Hall of Fame was created in 1967, 105 members have been enshrined in the school's Hall of Fame.
"I'm really honored and excited and a bit shocked to get that call," McPherson told The Sun News. "I was lucky enough to get to play for my home state of South Carolina, and I'm now truly humbled to join such distinguished athletes in the USC Hall of Fame. It's good to be a Gamecock."
McPherson, who graduated with a degree in Sports and Entertainment Management, played at USC from 1999 to 2003. She was a three-time National Golf Coaches Association First Team All-American and four-time All-Southeastern Conference selection. She won the 2001 and 2002 SEC individual championship, making her one of only two repeat champions in SEC women's golf history. By taking the individual title in 2002, she led the Gamecocks to win the 2002 SEC Championship, the only women's golf title in school history.
McPherson was also named the 2003 SEC Player of the Year and the 2003 NCAA South Carolina Woman of the Year. She holds numerous school records with six collegiate victories, 18 top-five finishes and 25 top-10 finishes.
After earning her LPGA Tour card via the Duramed FUTURES Tour, McPherson joined the LPGA in 2007. Since then, she has carded 14 top-10 finishes with a career best tie for second at the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship and a tie for second at the 2009 Wegmans LPGA. McPherson was one of three rookies on the victorious 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team. She has finished in the top-20 four times in 2010 with a season best tie for 10th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.