Q&A's with Alex Milan
On Milan: Earned All-ACC Honors in 2014…earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State on May 2, 2015…one individual championship during her four-year varsity letter winning career as she claimed medalist honors at the Spring 2014 Florida Challenge…played in three NCAA Regional Championships (West in 2013, East at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee in 2014 and the San Antonio Regional Championship in 2015) and in a school-record tying four ACC Championship tournaments…helped the Seminoles to four consecutive NCAA regional appearances…earned career best statistics for a single round (68 in the third round), 36-holes (71-69=140), for a three round tournament (208) and for a tournament score vs. par (-8) in helping lead the Seminoles to the team championship at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate during the spring of 2014……tied her career best for a single round with a 68 in the first round of the fall 2014 Mo Morial Invitational and again in the second round of the Florida State Match-Up in the spring of 2015…a career-high four top-15 finishes as a senior in the spring of 2015 to bring her career total to 12…Florida State’s individual leader in five of the 36 events in which she played in during her career…was the Seminoles’ leader at the Landfall Tradition in the fall of 2012, the Florida Challenge in the spring of 2014, the Lady Paladin and Alamo Invitationals in the fall of 2014 and the Florida State Match-Up in the spring of 2015…won the individual championships at the West Palm Beach Collegiate Amateur and the Kissimmee Collegiate Amateur as part of the Hurricane Collegiate Amateur Tour during the summer of 2013…advanced to the match play portion of the 2014 Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at the Home Course in DuPont, Wash...played in the 2014 British Ladies Amateur Championship and the 2014 Trans National Amateur Championship…achieved at an extremely high level both academically and athletically as a high school standout and during her collegiate academic career…a standout contributor for the Seminoles in the classroom and on the golf course…named to the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 ACC Academic Honor Roll…named to the 2014 and 2015 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Teams…the Golden Torch Award winner for women's golf in 2014...the Golden Torch is presented annually to the top student-athlete on each of Florida State's athletic teams...inducted into the Seminole Torchbearers, a campus leadership society, in 2014…averages 75.51 strokes in 102 rounds during 36 tournaments during her career as a Seminole…
Fall 2011: Played in the first two events of her career and helped the Seminoles to a third place team finish at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the University of Oklahoma in the first tournament of her career…also played in the Landfall Tradition as she played in two of the first three events during the first season of her career…best event of her first year came in the first tournament of her career as she carded freshman season bests for single round score (72 in the third round) and a tournament score (226) in earning her season-best finish of tied for 26th place…was in a tie for 23rd place after the first round and jumped up in the standings by 27 positions in the final round as she carded her career-best single round score of 72 in the final round of the event…averaged 76.83 strokes in six rounds during two tournaments during the first season of her career.
Spring 2012: Played in five events including her first career ACC Championship as she helped Florida State earn a bid to the 2012 NCAA East Regional Championship…played as a member of Florida State’s line-up as the Seminoles earned two top-three team finishes and four top-10 team finishes during the regular season…helped the Seminoles earn a fourth place team finish in her first career ACC Championship…the Seminoles finished in third place in the team standings at both the Lady Gator Invitational and the Bryan National Collegiate…finished in a tie for 40th place in the individual standings in her first career ACC Championship…played her best round in the event in third round as she carded a 4 over par score of 76…averaged 78.79 strokes in 14 rounds during five events.
Fall 2012: Earned her way into the starting line-up for the final two events of the season – the Mercedes Benz Collegiate and the Landfall Tradition…finished tied as the Seminoles’ leader at the season-ending Landfall Tradition as she finished in a personal-season-best tied for 36th place in the one-round rain-shortened event…came within one stroke of tying her season best for a single round with a 1 over par score of 73 in the first round of the Mercedes Benz Collegiate…carded a 4 over par score of 76 in the first and only round of the Landfall Tradition…the final two rounds of the event were cancelled because of rain…averaged 77.00 strokes in four rounds during two events.
Spring 2013: Played in five events including the ACC and NCAA West Regional Championships…helped lead the Seminoles into the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive time in her career and for the school-record tying eighth consecutive season…season-best single-season score of 72 in the first round of the Florida Challenge…earned the best finish of her sophomore season (tied for third) at the Florida Challenge…was the Seminoles’ overall leading finisher at the Florida Challenge as she played as an individual while Olivia Hullert led Florida State’s starting line-up with a tied for fifth place finish…earned the first two top-15 individual finishes of her career as she finished in a season-best tied for third at the spring season opening Florida Challenge and tied for 14th place in the inaugural Florida State Match-Up…played as an individual participant in both of those events…her play in the Florida Challenge and the Florida State Match-Up as an individual necessitated her earning the opportunity to move into the Seminoles’ starting line-up…took advantage of that opportunity as she played in the three most high profile events of the season for the Seminoles – the Bryan National Collegiate, the ACC Championship and the NCAA West Regional Championship…helped Florida State to a second consecutive fourth place finish in the team standings of the ACC Championship…carded consecutive scores of 73 in the second and third rounds of the Florida State Match-Up…averaged 77.64 strokes in 14 rounds during five events.
Fall 2013: One of four Seminoles who played in all four events...tied for fourth on the team with her 75.50 stroke average...led the team with three rounds scored at par or better - a 1 under par 71 in the second round of the Mo Morial Invitational, an even par 70 in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic and an even par 72 in the first round of the Alamo Invitational...carded the best single round score of her season with an even par score of 70 in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic...her 70 in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic allowed her to finish with a season-low tournament score of 220...finished in a season- best tied for 17th place in the individual standings at the season opening Mo Morial Classic...was in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings of the Mo Morial after a second round score of 71 and a 36 hole total of 149...her score of 71 in the second round of the Mo Morial was tied for the third best individual score vs. par of the season amongst her teammates...her season best 220 tournament score at the Schooner Fall Classic was the Seminoles' fourth best tournament score of the season...earned a pair of top-25 individual finishes - tied for 17th at the Mo Morial and tied for 22nd at the Schooner Fall Classic marking the second consecutive season she had earned a pair of top-25 individual finishes...averaged 75.50 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments.
Spring 2014: Earned All-ACC Honors as one of the top golfers in the ACC…played in a career-high tying seven events including her third career ACC Championship and her second career NCAA Regional Championship…earned the first individual victory of her collegiate career as she captured medalist honors at the spring season opening Florida Challenge…won the event while playing as an individual with scores of 72-70=142 to claim the title…one of two Seminoles to earn medalist honors during the season…her finish at the 2014 Florida Challenge marked one of two-top two finishes of the spring season for the junior – she finished first at the Florida Challenge and tied for second at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate…earned career-best statistics for a single round (68 in the third round), 36-holes (71-69=140), for a three round tournament (208) and for a tournament score vs. par (-8) in helping the Seminoles to the team championship at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate during the spring of 2014…finished in the top-25 of her first five events of the spring season…led from the start of the Florida Challenge as she was tied for first in the individual standings after the first round and cemented her lead and gained the win with a 2 under par score of 70 in the second round…her two-round tournament score of -2 under par in the Florida Challenge marked the first time in her career that she had scored an under par score in a collegiate tournament…finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings in helping the Seminoles to the team championship at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate…played the best tournament of her career in finishing in a tie for second place with three-under par scores of 71-69-68 for a career best 8 under par total…her score of 208 in the event also ranks as the best score of her career…was in sixth place in the individual standings after two rounds and total of 140 and moved into a tie for second place with her career best single round total of 68…earned a tied for 12th place finish in the power-packed Bryan National Collegiate with a 36-hole score of 145 (72-73)…was in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings after the first two rounds of the event…finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings of the Second Annual Florida State Match-Up…finished the event with a 73 in the third round to move into the top-20 of the final individual standings…her play helped the Seminoles finish in third place in the team standings in the event at Southwood in Tallahassee…a blazing start to the NCAA East Regional Championships at Southwood in Tallahassee with a 1 under par 71 in the first round…was in a tie for 19th in the individual standings with her first round score of 71…totaled a team-high tying five birdies and was three under par on her back nine with four birdies in carding her under par score of 71…played well at the Lady Gator Invitational with scores of 73-74-74 and a 221 total for a 73.67 stroke average per round in finishing in a tie for 21st place in the event…earned at least one score at 73 or better in each of her seven events during the spring season…averaged 73.70 strokes in 20 rounds during seven tournaments in earning All-ACC honors for the first time in her career.
Fall 2014: Enjoyed the best season of her career as she averaged 72.50 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments…continued to be a mainstay in Florida State’s line-up as she was one of two players (also sophomore Lydia Gumm) who played in all four matches of the season…carded her career-low tying single round score of 68 in the third round of the season-opening Mo Morial Invitational…tied for first on the team with six rounds of 12 round scored at par or better and second on the team with 10 of 12 rounds scored at 75 or better…earned her fourth career-top five finish and her fourth career top-10 finish (tied for fifth) at the Mo Morial Invitational…earned her eighth, ninth and 10th career top-20 finishes (tied for fifth at the Mo Morial, tied for 13th at the Lady Paladin Invitational and tied for 15th at the Alamo Invitational…earned the second best three-round tournament score of her career (214) at the season-ending Alamo Invitational…her second best tournament score of 214 at the Alamo Invitational gave her a third career under par tournament score (-2)…her -2 score to par is tied as her second best tournament score in her personal history…she carded a career-best 8-under par score of 208 at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational during the spring of 2014 and was also 2 under par at the Florida Challenge during the spring of 2014…best first round scores of the season (70) put her in a tie for fourth place after one round of the Lady Paladin Invitational and in a tie for 11th place after the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic…two eagles during the season brought her career total to four as a Seminole…eagle in the second round of the Lady Paladin Invitational allowed her to shoot a 75 and finish in a tie for 13th place in the event’s final standings…an eagle in the first round of the Alamo Invitational allowed her to shoot a 73 and finish in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings at the end of the event…third on the team with 32 birdies during the season…averaged a career low 72.50 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments…
Spring 2015: Played in all seven events for the Seminoles as a member of the starting line-up…led the Seminoles with 13 rounds scored at par or better with two rounds scored in the 60’s…helped lead Florida State to its fourth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance…finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings and led the Seminoles on the leaderboard for the fifth time in her career at the Seminole hosted Florida State Match-Up…tied her career-low for a single round score with a 68 in the second round of the event…was in a tie for 25th place after scoring a 76 in the first round, moved into a tie for third place after the second round with a career-low tying 68 and finished in a tie for ninth place in the final standings with a 74 in the final round…carded a personal best of five consecutive birdies to open the second round and put herself on the road to a second round score of 68…Florida State won the match-up portion of the event as they teamed with Texas A&M for the title…earned three consecutive top 15 finishes at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate (tied for 13th), Bryan National Collegiate (tied for 14th) and the ACC Championship (tied for 15th)…was a total of 10 stroke over par in those three events including an even par performance in the ACC Championships…best three–round tournament score of the season came at the ACC Championships (216) and ranked as the second best tournament score of her career…her even par score at the ACC Championship marked the second time in her career that she had finished with a tournament score at even par or better…consecutive scores at par (72-72) in the second and third rounds of the Web.com Intercollegiate moved her into the top 15 in the final standings…finished the event with a 1 over par score of 217…finished in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings at the power-packed Bryan National Collegiate with scores of 81-70-74…her score of 70 in the second round propelled her into a tie for 17th in the individual standings…she moved up by an incredible total of 56 positions in the individual standings after a day one score of 81 had her in a tie for 73rd place in the individual standings…her second round score help the Seminole move from a tie for 10th place in the team standings to a tie for fifth place…Florida State remained in fifth place in the standings and earned one of their eight top 10 team finishes of the year at the event…best career ACC Championships finish of tied for 15th helped the Seminoles finish in a tie for third place in the team standings om the event…Florida State’s tied for third place finish was its best at the ACC Championships since 2008…the event was played in two days instead of the normal three because of weather concerns…was tied for fifth in the individual standings following a near record-low 69 in the first round and was in a tie for 10th after the first day and 27 holes with a total of 106…her score of 69 in the first round included 16 holes scored at par with five birdies…her score of 69 was her career best in 12 career ACC Championships rounds…carded a 1-under par 71 in the second round of the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship to tie her best career regional championships score…averaged 74.55 strokes in in 20 rounds during seven events…
Before Florida State: Graduated from Steinbrenner High School in 2011…ranked 38th nationally among high school golf seniors in 2011…named the Casey Most Valuable Golfer of the Year as a senior as awarded by the Hillsborough County School Board…a two time area Player of the Year by the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune…earned All Hillsborough County First Team honors four times by the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune…four time district champion in each of her high school years – as a freshman and a sophomore at Sickles and as a junior and a senior on the Steinbrenner varsity…the regional champion as a sophomore in 2009 while a sophomore at Sickles High School with a score of 64…earned Western Conference First Team honors in each of her four prep seasons…led the Warriors to the first state championship appearance in school history with a runner up finish in the regional championships in 2010…attended Sickles as freshman and as a sophomore before transferring to and graduating from Steinbrenner…earned eight top 10 finishes in 13 AJGA events…a three-time member of the Junior Florida Cup team and holds the record for nine holes (31) and season scoring average (35).
Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1992…Alex is the daughter of Heidi and Christopher Milan…a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, the National Science Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)…graduated in 2011 as the valedictorian of her senior class with an unweighted grade point average of 4.0 and a 6.32 weighted grade point average…one of 12 female students in the nation to be named a Hewlett Packard/National Junior Golf Association Scholastic All-American in 2010…before excelling as a golfer she was highly competitive in swimming, figure skating, volleyball, softball, tennis and studied four types of dance…led her AAU under-14 volleyball team to a third place finish in the state championships…also an avid water skier…
On The Golf Course With Alex Milan: My heroes within the sport of golf are Annika Sorenstam and Fred Couples.: My favorite golf movie is The Legend of Bagger Vance.: My favorite golf book is The Greatest Game Ever Played by Mark Frost.: My favorite golf course is Calusa Pines in Naples, Fla.: I have carded two hole-in-ones. I carded one in a tournament at 7 Springs Golf Club and one at Cheval Country club in a casual round with my dad.: They both were when I was 13 and within a few months of each other.: My favorite thing about golf is the endless chase of unobtainable perfection. : I have excelled on swim team and indoor volleyball until high school, when I chose to focus on golf.: My favorite thing to do when traveling in the FSU golf van is to catch up on episodes of Downton Abbey or watch a good chick flick with the girls.: The best advice I have ever been given about the game of golf is not to forget that it is a game and games are meant to be fun!
Alex Milan By The Numbers
Alex Milan as Florida State's Leader