Graduated from UCLA with a degree in economics... Twice received Academic All-America honors...Credits Rick Walker, her golf coach since the age of 14, as the individual most influencing her career...Named 1993 winner of Founders Cup by Golf Digest for contributions to LPGA Junior Golf Program...Also was named co-winner of 1993 Good Sport Award by Sports Illustrated For Kids... Received the 1994 Samaritan Award...Appeared in the 1989 and 1992 Fairway magazine... Began playing golf at the age of 12...Is a commentator for The Golf Channel and NBC.
Cockerill is a two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, winning in 1986 and 1987. She was a medalist and finalist in the 1987 Broadmoor and a medalist and quarter-finalist in the 1986 Trans-National. She also was a member of the 1986 World Cup team. A two-time All-American at UCLA, she won six events, placed fourth in the 1986 NCAA Championship, was a three-time all-conference player and was twice named MVP.