Kiira Riihijarvi
Kiira Riihijarvi
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Oulu, Finland
High School: Darlington School
Major: International Business/Marketing

As a Sophomore:  WGCA All-America Scholar...Received D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award...Received Sports Club of Tampa Bay UT Female Athlete of the Year...WGCA second-team All-American...WGCA all-South Region...Second-team all-Sunshine State Conference...Earned her second straight invite to the NCAA South Super Regional...Earned SSC Player of the Week (10/23)...Placed third overall at the regional, shooting rounds of 70, 77 and 75...Her 222 was +6...Advanced to NCAA Division II National Championships in Houston...Opened the championships with a 69 as she was in first place through the first round...The 69 at the championships matched her season-best round...Was seventh overall at the championships as she finished with a 295, including rounds of 69, 77, 73 and 76...Finished 8th at the Sunshine State Conference Tournament...Competed in 10 events for the Spartans...Averaged 75.46 per round...Appeared in 26 rounds...Shot a season-low round of 69 at the Saint Leo Invitational and hit it again at the World Golf Invitational.

As a Freshman: WGCA second-team All-American...Became the first golfer in program history to earn a bid to the NCAA South Super Regional...Won the individual championship at the NCAA Regional, shooting rounds of 78, 72 and 70 to finish ahead of the top-ranked player in the nation and eventual national champion Marie Coors from Saint Leo...Set a new UT record with a 70 in her final round...Advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championships in Findlay, Ohio, where she finished ninth overall with a total score of 307...Shot rounds of 77, 77, 78 and 75 at championships...Finished 40th in Sunshine State Conference Tournament...Competed in six event and saw action in 16 rounds... Averaged 76.35 per round...Shot a regular-season best 75 in one round in three events...Finished in the top-10 at four tournaments.

High School: Attended Darlington School in Rome, Georgia and graduated in 2016...Played for coach Matt Peal...Competed in the Finnish Ladies Amateur Championship in 2016 as she shot rounds of 75, 77 and 77 to finish 10th overall in Helsinki.

Personal: Won the 2018 Finnish Championship...Placed fifth at the 2018 European Championship...Played for summer team Virpiniemi Golf Club for coach Tommi Linna…Member of the European Girls Team Championship in 2015…Majoring in International Business and Marketing…Daughter of Johanna and Heikki and has two siblings, Roosa and Paavo…Born on April 29 in Mont St Aignan, France.