VANESSA KLECKNER  
  Class: 2012  
  Hometown: New Brighton, Minn.  
  High School: Irondale High School  
 
 
 
 

CAREER BESTS
TOURNAMENT FINISH: 1st - Oct. 1-3, 2011 - MIAC Championships, Bunker Hills Golf Course
18-HOLE ROUND: 74 (+2) - Oct. 3, 2011 - 3rd Rd. of MIAC Championships, Bunker Hills Golf Course
18-HOLE EVENT: 81 (+9) - April 17, 2011 - St. Thomas Invitational, Pebble Creek Golf Course
36-HOLE EVENT: 159 (+15) - Sept. 10-11, 2011 - Wartburg Fall Invitational, Centennial Oaks
54-HOLE EVENT: 229 (+13) -
Oct. 1-3, 2011 - MIAC Championships, Bunker Hills Golf Course
AT ST. OLAF
2011-12 (Senior)- Won MIAC Championship after shooting school records for both an 18-hole round (74) and 54-hole event (229, 77-78-74)... Was the MIAC's golfer of the week following the MIAC Championships... Tied for third at the St. Thomas Invite, posting a two-day score of 160 (81-79)... Tied for 61st at the NCAA Division III Championships after shooting a four-round total of 329 (80-86-77-86)... Was a capital One Third Team All-America Selection... Played in seven events, averaging 81.5 strokes per round. Had a low round of 74.

2010-11
(Junior) Played in all four events averaging 86.0 shots/round... Shot 171 (85-86) to place sixth at College of Saint Benedict Invitational... Tied for 15th at MIAC Women's Golf Championship after shooting a 258 (90-83-85).


2009-10 (Sophomore) - Played in four fall events... Averaged 86.3 strokes/round... Fired 85 and 81 to tie for 23rd at the Division III Midwest Classic.

2008-09 (First Year) - Played in five fall events... Averaged 92.3 strokes/round... Shot 90 and 89 to tie for 22nd at the Concordia Invite.

AT IRONDALE HIGH SCHOOL
Was a National Merit Scholar and AP Scholar... Was all-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior... All-conference honorable mention as a freshman... Was a fifth place state individual qualifier in 2008... Was twice a member of state golf team... Four-time letterwinner.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Kirk and Karen Kleckner.


FAVORITES
FOOD(S): Bacon
MOVIE(S): "Remember the Titans"
TV SHOW(S): "Boston Legal"
BOOK(S): "Brothers Karamazov", "A Million Little Pieces"
MUSICAL ARTIST(S): Rihanna
ATHLETE(S): Michael Cuddyer, Morgan Pressel
ROLE MODEL(S): My parents

CAREER STATISTICS
Season Rounds Strokes Low Rd. Events Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Rel. to Par Average
2008-09
10
923
89
5
-
-
-
+20
92.3
2009-10
16
1412
81
8
-
-
1
+16
88.3
2010-11
15
1279
81
8
1
4
2
+13
85.3
2011-12
15
1222
74
7
2
2
5
+9
81.5
Total
56
4836
74
28
3
6
8
+15
86.85