SUMMER OF 2006: Desmond played in the Illinois Open.
2005-2006: Desmond redshirted as a sophomore in 2006.
SUMMER OF 2005: Desmond competed in six events after the 2005 NCAA regular season, highlighted by a victory at the Midwest Collegiate Series at Meadows C.C. ... She also barely missed out on qualifying for the U.S. Women's Amateur (losing in a playoff) and was 11th at the Illinois Women's Open.
2004-2005: Desmond, as a 2004-2005 freshman, played in five tournaments and had a stroke average of 79.87 ... Her season was highlighted by a tie for 19th at the Anteater Invitational (236). She earned 2005 Academic All-American honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Desmond attended Carl Sandburg High in Palos Park, Ill. ... She was the varsity's team MVP as a freshman and as a sophomore ... She didn't play high school golf her last two seasons, but she did attend the David Ledbetter Golf Academy for a semester ... She was the Illinois Junior Match Play Champion in 2003 and finished tied for eighth at the 2004 Illinois Women's Open ... She earned Illinois Junior Golf Association Player of the Year honors in 2002 and 2003 and was a Future Collegians World Tour All-American honorable mention selection in 2003.
PERSONAL: Desmond was a member of the National Honor Society in high school ... She was born on Dec. 26, 1984 in Chicago Heights, Ill. ... She is a communication major.
Lowest 54-Hole Score: 234
Lowest Round: 75
Highest Finish: 19th