5'8"...Started playing golf at the age of 11...Credits her mother, Per-Ola Dahlman (swing coach), Swedish National Team Coach Katarina Vangdal and her college coaches as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include hanging out with friends, assembling IKEA furniture, cooking and eating good food...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt...Has her own Web site, www.karinsjodin.com.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 23 events, 19 cuts made, $310,599 (43), 3 top-10 finishes
- Recorded a career-best T4 at the Kraft Nabsico Championship
- Ranked first in Greens in Regulation (76%) and fifth in eagles (7) and eighth in Driving Distance with a 264-yard driving average
AmateurSjodin was the Swedish Junior Champion and European Team Champion in 2000. As an amateur, she won the 2000 Oijared Ladies Open on the Telia Tour and was a member of the Swedish National Team from 2000-05. In 2001, she finished third at the Spanish Open Championship. In 2004, Sjodin was the World Amateur Team and Individual Champion. As a member of the Oklahoma State University (OSU) women's golf team, she was named NCAA All-America Honorable Mention from 2003-04, First-Team All-American in 2005, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Second-Team All-Big 12 in 2003, and First-Team Academic All-American from 2003-05; she was also named First-Team All-Big 12 in 2004 and 2005. She posted three collegiate victories at OSU and was the NCAA individual runner-up in 2004. Sjodin was the recipient of the 2005 Dinah Shore Trophy Award and Edith Cummings Munson Award.