On Cousart: A four-year letterwinner who helped the Seminoles reach the NCAA Tournament during all four seasons of her career...played in two NCAA Regional championships and two ACC Championships during her four-year career...played in 22 events during her career including 12 over the course of her final two seasons...played in a career-high seven events as a sophomore and six as a junior...the best single-round score of her career (70) came during the third round of the fall 2007 Cougar Classic...her best 36-hole score (145) came at the spring 2008 ACC Championship while her best tournament score (222) came at the fall 2008 Cougar Classic...helped the Seminoles to three team titles - the fall 2006 Cougar Classic, the spring 2007 Chrysler Challenge and the spring 2008 LSU/Cleveland Classic...earned the best finish of her career (tied for seventh) at the spring 2007 Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge...earned two top-20 ACC Championships -- tied for 15th place in the spring 2007 ACC Championship and tied for 19th at the spring 2008 ACC Championship... ...averages 78.81 strokes in 61 rounds in 22 career tournaments.
Fall 2005: Played in three events during her first year as a member of the Seminole women's golf team...earned her way in Florida State's starting line-up for the season-opening Cougar Classic and the season-ending Auburn Tiger Derby...in between she played as an individual in the Florida State hosted Chrysler Classic...played well at the Chrysler Challenge as she set personal bests for three-round score (242) and best finish (tied for 34th)...earned her best single-round score of her first season with a three-over par 75 in the third round of the Auburn Tiger Derby...averaged 81.78 strokes per round in three tournaments.
Spring 2006: A member of the team but did not participate in any events.
Fall 2006: Helped Florida State to the team championship at the Cougar Classic as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up...played the best tournament of her career at the Cougar as she established career-bests for 36-hole score (151), tournament score (224) and tournament score vs. par (+8)...was the first tournament championship she was a part of during her career as a Seminole...totaled consecutive rounds of 73 in the second and third rounds of the event...averaged a career-low 74.67 strokes during the event - her average for the season in three rounds during one event.
Spring 2007: The best season of her career as she competed in six of the Seminoles events including her first ACC Championship and her first NCAA Regional Championship...progressively improved her game and played her best golf of the season at the most important time - in the postseason....averaged 77.17 strokes in her final two events of the spring (ACC Championship and NCAA East Regional Championship) after averaging 78.91 strokes during the first four events of the season...were fewer strokes over par in her final two events (+31) than she was in just the Bryan National Collegiate (+37) to show her improvement and display her potential for future success...played well in the ACC Championship as she finished in a tie for 15th place in a 231 score for the three-round event...her action was highlighted by identical scores of 76 in the second and third rounds to help her to the second top 15 finish of her career...was in a tie for 28th after the first round, scored a 76 and moved into a tie for 23rd after the second round and a second score of 76 moved her into her final position of tied a tie for 15th...she improved her score after a first round 79 and moved up a total of 13 positions over the final two days of the event...helped the Seminoles nearly qualify for the NCAA Championship finals as she played well in the first regional championship of her career...carded a postseason career-best of 75 in the first round of the regional to help the Seminoles to a tie for 12th in the team standings after the first 18 holes...earned the best finish of her career with a tied for seventh placing in the Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge...rounds of 78-74-77 allowed her to finish with a 229 tournament score (second best of her career) and the third best single round score of her career (74 in the second round)...averaged 78.33 strokes in 18 rounds during six tournaments.
Fall 2007: Played in one event - the Cougar Classic - and helped Florida State to a top-10 team finish...carded her career-best single-round score of 70 in the third round of the event...she improved her first and second round scores by nine strokes in the final round...moved from a tie for 83rd place after two rounds into a tie for 54th place in the final standings - an improvement of 31 positions in the standings...her three round tournament score was the second best of her junior season and tie for the third best of her career...her score of 70 was tied for the third best round by any Seminole during the fall season...averaged 76.00 strokes in three rounds during one tournament.
Spring 2008: Played in five events including the NCAA Central Regional Championship and the ACC Championship...helped the Seminoles finish in a tie for eighth place in the regional championship and in third place in the ACC Championship...a member of the starting line-up as Florida State won the team title at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic...earned her second straight top-20 individual ACC finish as she finished in a tie for 19th place at the ACC Championship...played well with three scores in the 70's including an even par 72 in the second round...her 147 total for 36 holes had her in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings...her two round total ranks as the best of her career...played well at the NCAA Central Regional Championship as she carded a four-over par score of 76 in the final third round...her score in the final round helped the Seminoles move from 12th place into a tie for eighth place in the team standings...the Seminoles finished the event in a tie for the final spot to move onto the NCAA Championship finals before losing in a one-hole playoff to LSU...Cousart was one of five Seminoles to par the playoff hole while the Tigers earned one birdie and four pars to advance to the championship...averaged 78.46 strokes in 15 rounds during five tournaments.
Fall 2008: A member of the Seminoles' starting line-up in all three fall tournaments and helped the Seminoles to a fifth place finish in the Cougar Classic...enjoyed the best outing of her senior season with a six-over par score of 222 and a tied for 32nd place finish in the event...was Florida State's third highest finisher in the event...was the first event during her career that she finished with three scores at 75 or better...also played as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up in the Tar Heel Invitational and the Auburn Tiger Derby...opened the Tiger Derby with a three-over par score of 75 - she was in a tie for 20th place and led the Seminoles in the individual standings after the first 18 holes of the event...second on the team with three scores at 75 or better during the fall season...averaged 77.67 strokes in nine rounds during three tournaments.
Spring 2009: Helped Florida State to an eighth place finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic as she played in three events as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up...was slowed by a foot injury during the season...averaged 81.43 strokes in seven rounds during three tournaments.
Before Florida State: Graduated from Oconee County High School in 2005...ranked as high as 26th in the nation in the 2005 recruiting class by GolfWeek...led Oconee County to the 2002 state golf team championship...won the regional individual championship in 2002...named to the Athens Banner-Herald first team in All-Northeast Georgia as a freshman and sophomore...earned two varsity letters in high school and did not play high school golf her junior or senior season...won several Georgia PGA and Southeastern junior golf tournaments...a fourth place finish at Georgia State Golf Association Top 60 Women's Classic...earned top ten finish at Bubba Conalee National Tournament for two years...holds several top ten finishes in American Junior Golf Association tournaments...earned a fourth place finish at the North-South Junior Championship at Pinehurst in 2004...lowest career round of 69 came at the Georgia Women's Open in 2004.
Personal: Born June 5, 1987...Lauren is the daughter of Dave and Kathy Cousart...she is the younger sister of Sarah Kate who earned four varsity letters (2003-06) as a member of the Ole Miss women's golf team...earned Principal's Honor Roll all four years of high school...rewarded two EPOCHS awards...graduated with 3.87 G.P.A....member of Interact Club, Spanish Club, FCA and NHS...outstanding academic career in high school...did not play high school golf during her final two seasons in order to play in national tournaments which she felt would prepare her better to play collegiately...finished in third place at the 2006 Georgia Top 60 Women's Amateur...majored in professional golf management / business at Florida State.