5’7”...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.
In 2012, best finish was a tie for 31st at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
In 2011, best finish was a tie for 18th at the Kia Classic.
In 2010, best finish is a tie for 35th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
In 2009, best finish was a tie for ninth at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
In 2008, 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
In 2007, recorded a career-best tie for second at the Mizuno Classic.
In 2006, best finish was at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she finished fifth.
In 2005, best finish was fourth place at the SBS Open at TurtleBay.
In 2004, 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.
In 2003, 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.
In 2002, joined the Futures Tour and posted a season best tie for fifth.
In 2001, 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.