LPGA Awards (1)
• 2013 Heather Farr Perseverance Award
2013 in a Nutshell:
• 13 events, 3 cuts made, $9,233 (145)
• Recorded a season-best 51st place finish at the North Texas LPGA Shootout
• Best finish was a tie for 31st at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
• Best finish was a tie for 18th at the Kia Classic.
• Best finish is a tie for 35th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
• Best finish was a tie for ninth at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
• Best finish was a tie for 10th at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.
• Crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Wegmans LPGA.
• Recorded a career-best tie for second at the Mizuno Classic.
• Best finish was at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she finished fifth.
• Best finish was fourth place at the SBS Open at TurtleBay.
• Best finish was a tie for eighth at the LPGA Takefuji Classic.
• Recorded a career-low 65 during the second round of the Wendy’s Championship for Children.
• Finished fifth on the season-ending Futures Tour money list to earn exempt status for the 2004 LPGA Tour season.
• Won two Futures Tour titles – the Northwest Indiana FUTURES Golf Classic and the Betty Puskar FUTURES Golf Classic.
• Joined the Futures Tour and posted a season best tie for fifth.
• Turned professional in July.
• Rankin was a three-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Rolex All-American from 1995-97.
• She was the 1997 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman of the Year, 1997-98 NCAA Freshman of the Year, the 1997-98 SEC Player of the Year and a three-time All-American while at the University of Georgia.
• She won four consecutive collegiate tournaments in 1998, the same year she was a semifinalist at the Women’s Western Championship.
• In 1999, Rankin broke her sternum and back in three places after jumping off a cliff into a lake. After two years of rehabilitation, she helped lead the University of Georgia to the 2001 NCAA Championship title.
• Started playing golf at the age of 5.
• Credits her entire family, especially her mom, dad and sister, and Ruth and Jimmy Gray as the individuals most influencing her career.
• Enjoys spending time with family, collecting baseball cards and sports memorabilia and fishing.
• In October 2007, traveled to Rwanda on a mission trip with Betsy King and Golf Fore Africa.
• Qualified for the Tour by finishing fifth on the 2003 Futures Tour season-ending money list.