Ree will also join incoming freshman Allisen Corpuz at upcoming U.S. Women's Open.
ANDREA GASTON ON BECKY LUCIDI: "Becky's victory at this past summer's U.S. Women's Amatuer, plus her eight-under 65 this fall at the Edean Ihlanfeldt shows she has only scratched the surface of what she can accomplish. Her ability to will herself into the zone is unprecedented. She is extremely tough mentally and is resilient. She has the ability to dominate."
FALL RESULTS: Lucidi competed in three tournaments for USC this past fall ... She was third on the squad with a stroke average of 76.0 ... She tied a Women of Troy record for lowest round when she shot an eight-under 65 in the first round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational ... She went on to tie for third at the Edean.
SUMMER OF 2002: Lucidi had a remarkable summer, winning the 2002 U.S. Women's Amateur .. She joined Jill McGill (1993) as the only USC women to win the Amateur ... As a result, she was named to the U.S. World Amateur Squad that went on to place fifth at the Women's World Amateur Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this past October ... She led the American squad by shooting 295 to tie for 15th.
Becky Lucidi in the Fall of 2002: NCAA Fall Preview 83-76-81--240 (71st tie) Edean Ihlanfeldt 65-77-73--215 (3rd tie) Auburn Invitational 73-76-80--229 (40th tie)2001-2002: Lucidi made a huge impact in her first season at USC, finishing second on the team with a stroke average of 74.17 ... For her efforts, she was named to the All-Pac-10 first team and was an All-American honorable mention selection ... She competed in all 12 of USC's tournaments and had five top 10 finishes on the season ... Shot her best golf at the Stanford Women's Invitational with a career-low 208 to tie for sixth ... Her highest finish was at the SJSU Spartan Invitational, where she shot 217 to tie for fourth ... Tied for 19th at the Pac-10 Championships and tied for 15th at the NCAA West Regionals ... Shot 296 to tie for 31st at the NCAA Championships.
2000-01: Lucidi sat out in 2000-2001 after transferring from the University of New Mexico.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO: Lucidi led the Lobos as a sophomore in 1999-2000 with a stroke average of 74.1 ... She was named a second-team All-American by the NGCA ... She had a low round of 68 and notched four top 10 finishes, including a runner-up finish at the Roadrunner Invitational ... Shot a career-low 217 at the Arizona Invitational ... As a freshman, Lucidi was second on the team with a stroke average of 77.5 ... Her best finish was a fifth place showing at the Dick McGuire Invitational in her collegiate debut.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lucidi graduated from Poway High in San Diego, Calif. after a stellar prep career that included a runner-up showing at the 1998 CIF championships ... She was also named All-State in 1997 and 1998 and All-Palomar League from 1996-98.
LINKS: Born on Sep. 23, 1980, in Trenton, Mich., Lucidi is a communications major at USC.
Hobbies And Other Interests--"I love hanging out with my two best friends, Cori and Claire. I also love snowboarding, bargain shopping, bowling and cooking."
Most Thrilling Moment In Sports--"Winning the U.S. Women's Amateur in the summer of 2002."
Why I Chose To Attend USC--"Because of the tremendous alumni support, but mostly because of the reputation the athletic department holds. To be a part of the tradition at USC is an opportunity few people get in life."
CAREER NOTES: Lowest 54-Hole Score: 208, 2001 Stanford Women's Invitational
Lowest Round: 65, First Round of 2002 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Top 10 Finishes: 10
Career Stroke Average: 75.4