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    Victoria Alimonda
    Victoria Alimonda

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sao Paola, Brazil

    High School:
    Dos Pueblos

    Last College:
    Santa Barbara C.C.

    Height:
    5-6

    Birthdate:
    11/29/1986

    THIS SEASON:
    Victoria Alimonda, a 2009 senior and Brazilian native, has continued to challenge for a spot in USC's regular lineup.

    SUMMER OF 2008:
    Alimonda competed in a handful of events after the 2008 season, including the Women's Western Amateur, the Trans-National, the Colorado Stroke-Play Amateur (where she won the first flight) as well as USGA Women's Amateur qualifying.

    2007-2008:
    Alimonda played in four events as a 2007-2008 junior. In one lone event as a member of USC's scoring squad, she tied for 76th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational ... She played individually at the Kent Youel (where she posted a season-best tie for 50th), the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (62nd) and at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational (77th tie). She fired a season-low round of 72 at the Regional Challenge.

    SUMMER OF 2007:
    Alimonda took second at the 2007 Los Angeles City Championship and competed in the California State and Santa Barbara City Championships.

    SANTA BARBARA C.C.:
    Alimonda led SBCC to its first Community College Women's State Golf title as a 2006-07 sophomore and earned Western State Conference Player of the Year honors. Alimonda was second in the state event with a 145 ... She also helped SBCC to a the 2005 and 2006 WSC titles, earning team MVP honors both years.

    HIGH SCHOOL:
    Alimonda prepped one year at Dos Pueblos High in Goleta, Calif., as an exchange student where she helped the girls' golf team to 2003 Channel League, CIF-Southern Section and CIF State titles ... She was second in the California State High School Championships.

    BRAZIL:
    Alimonda was second at the 2002 Brazilian Junior Championships and helped Brazil to the 2001 Peugeot Challenge Cup ... She was fourth at the 2003 Brazilian Amateur Championships.

    PERSONAL:
    Alimonda was born on Nov. 29, 1986 ... She is majoring in international relations and is the daughter of Paulo Alimonda and Silvia Curti.

    PERSONAL NOTES
    * Most thrilling moment in sports: Last moments of a decisive finish.
    * Favorite pastime: Playing guitar, singing, music composition, going to the beach, hanging out with friends.
    * Biggest sports hero: Ayrton Senna.
    * Favorite music: Christian worship, Bossa Nova, pop, jazz, mellow.
    * Favorite food: Japanese, Italian, home-cooked Brazilian.
    * My favorite thing about USC: The great support for its student-athletes, the high level of competition -- it feels like home.
    * Post-college ambition: Professional golf, music, and visual arts industry.
    * Biggest lesson golf has taught me: Self control, patience, acceptance, perseverance, self trust.

    CAREER NOTES
    Lowest 54-Hole Score: 237
    Lowest Round: 72
    Highest Finish: 50th tie