On Shaul: Developed into one of the Seminoles' top golfers during her two-year career as a Seminole...a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up at the 2006 NCAA Championship, two NCAA Regional championships and the 2007 ACC Championship...was a regular in the Seminoles' starting line-up during her junior and senior seasons in Tallahassee...her improvement and acceptance of coaching helped her become a solid Division I golfer...a pressure player who averaged 75.60 strokes in 10 rounds during NCAA play (two regional championship and one championship final) and 79.31 strokes in 26 rounds during two 10 regular season events...helped lead Florida State in the 2006 NCAA East Regional Championship and into the NCAA Championship...her scores at the NCAA Regional were a major factor in the Seminoles finishing in fourth in the event and advancing to the NCAA Championship...competed in five events as a member of the Seminoles' starting lineup as a junior including the 2006 NCAA East Regional Championship and the NCAA Championship...also played well in the 2007 NCAA East Regional Championship as she established career-best scores for single round (69 in the third round), 36-hole score (148), gross tournament score (217) and tournament score vs. par (+1)...finished in a tie for 25th place to earn her third career top-25 finish...her play helped the Seminoles finish in the top half of the toughest of the three NCAA regionals in 2007...also competed as a member of the Seminoles' B team and earned individual medalist honors at the Bubba Watson Invitational during the fall of 2005...earned individual medalist honors at the 2004 Junior College National Championship as a freshman at Daytona Beach Community College...averages 75.75 strokes in four rounds during two tournaments as a member of the Seminoles' B team...averaged 78.28 strokes in 36 rounds in 12 events during her two-year Seminole career.
Fall 2005: Competed in three events - two for the Seminoles' varsity team and one as a member of the Seminoles' B team in her first season at Florida State...a member of Florida State's starting lineup and helped the Seminoles to a ninth place team finish at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational...played as an individual competitor in the Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge...averaged 78.67 strokes in three rounds during the event and finished tied for 37th place in the individual standings...earned medalist honors for the first time as a Seminole in winning the individual competition and leading the Seminoles to the team championship at the Bubba Watson Invitational at the Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla...carded a pair of sub-par rounds of 73 in finishing with a two-under par total of 146...Florida State defeated West Florida to earn the team championship in the event...averaged 81.83 strokes in six rounds during two tournaments while playing with the Seminoles' varsity team.
Spring 2006: Played in three events as a member of the Seminoles' starting five including the NCAA East Regional Championship and in the NCAA Championship at The Ohio State University...also played as an individual participant at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic and as a member of the Seminoles' B team in the Seminole Intercollegiate...established season-bests for single-round score (75, three times), 36-hole score (150 at the NCAA East Regional), tournament score (228 at the NCAA East Regional and the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic) and best finish (tied for 36 at the LSU Classic)...was monumentally important in helping the Seminoles for a fourth place finish in the NCAA East Regional with scores of 75-75-78 as Florida State advanced to the NCAA Championship...counted both of her scores during the first two rounds and allowed her teammates to play comfortably knowing she was shooting a low score from the five-hole in the line-up on the first day and from the four hole on the second day...as one of the Seminoles' first finishers during the first two rounds of the event, she was able to put the golfers behind her in a more relaxed position as they played their rounds...continued to play well in the NCAA Championship with four rounds at an average of 77.75 which ranks nearly one full stroke behind her senior year average of 78.74 strokes per round...best round of 75 came in the second round of the championship and helped the Seminoles earn a top-16 national finish for the third time in the last four seasons...counted 2.5 of her four individual rounds scores during the event...averaged a career-low 77.31 strokes in 13 rounds during four varsity tournaments.
Fall 2006: Played in three events as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up and helped the team to the team Championship at the Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge...earned her first career top-10 finish at the Chrysler Challenge as she finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings...best round of the season came in the second round of the Auburn Tiger Derby as she carded a one-over par 73 to finish with a 153 total in the weather-shortened event...the third round was called off because of cold and rainy conditions in the Auburn area...her score of 73 ranks as the second best single-round score of her Seminole career...finished in a tied for 21st in the individual standings at the Derby...averaged 77.63 strokes in eight round during three tournaments...
Spring 2007: Helped lead the Seminoles to an 11th place finish in the NCAA East Regional championship with her play in three events during the season...played the best golf of her Florida State career in the NCAA East Regional...established career-best scores for a single round (69 in the third round), 36-hole score (148), gross tournament score (217) and tournament score vs. par (+1)...finished in a tie for 25th place to earn her third career top-25 finish...her play helped the Seminoles finish in the top half of the toughest of the three NCAA regionals in 2007...finished as the Seminoles' leading golfer and played the their No. 2 player in the second and third rounds of the event...her score of 73 in the first round tied for her second best single-round score of her career...closed the event and her collegiate career with three consecutive birdies on holes 16, 17 and 18 at the LSU University Club in Baton Rouge...averaged 77.56 stroked in nine rounds during three events to finish her career...played in her first career ACC Championship and helped lead Florida State to a third place finish - tying the highest finish by the Seminoles in their history in the ACC Championship...her best round of the event was her best - she carded a three-over par score of 75...averaged 77.56 strokes in nine rounds during three events.
Before Florida State: Earned her Associates Degree from Daytona Beach Community College in 2005...recipient of NJCAA Lea Plarski Award...the Plarski award is earned by the junior college student judged to be the outstanding student-athlete...captain of women's golf team...team MVP and a first-team All-America selection on a team that won the national championship in 2004...2003-2004 DBCC Student Athlete of the Year...earned individual medalist honors at the 2004 national championship.
High School: Graduated from Forsyth Central in 2003...attended Forsyth as a junior and senior...despite playing on a very young and inexperienced team, she earned her way to the state championship both years...also a member of the volleyball team.
Personal: Born June 1, 1985...Kayla is the daughter of Lena and David Shaul...participates in numerous volunteer activities including raising money for Habitat for Humanity, organizing a Red Cross Donor Blood Drive on campus and helping DBCC with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life...volunteers at a clinic for high school golfers, offering physical and psychological encouragement with their swing...organized a community service project for all the athletes at DBCC to help raise money to donate to the Save The Children Asia Earthquake Fund...DBCC Falcon mascot in 2004...member of the Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee and the Daytona Beach Community College Falcon Force...earned her bachelor's degree in marketing in April of 2007.