Jayna Choi - Women's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Jayna Choi

Class Senior
Hometown Collierville, Tenn.
High School Houston
Major Human and Organizational Development

As a Senior (2022-23)

  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Women’s Golf Sports Scholar of the Year
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Junior (2021-22)

  • SEC Community Service Team
  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • Career-low 54-hole score: Earned first top-10 finish (T-7th) after finishing with a 212 (-4) at the NCAA Franklin Regional, where she helped Vanderbilt win its first NCAA Regional title since 2019 and fourth in program history
  • Season-low round: 70 (third round, NCAA Franklin Regional)
  • 121st after three rounds of stroke play at the NCAA Championships with a 238 (+22)
  • Season scoring average (23 rounds): 76.78

As a Sophomore (2020-21)

  • First Team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Spring 2021 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2020 Dean’s List
  • Career-low round: 69 (first round, The Ally at Old Waverly)
  • Season-low 54-hole total: Tied for 17th with a 219 (+3) at the FAU Paradise Invitational
  • Season scoring average (17 rounds): 75.41
  • Tied for 26th with a 223 (+7) at the Liz Murphey Fall Collegiate Classic
  • Finished tied for 33rd at The Ally at Old Waverly with a 221 (+5)

As a Freshman (2019-20)

  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Season-low round: 71 (first round, Cougar Classic; second round, Mason Rudolph Championships)
  • Season-low 54-hole total: Tied for 32nd with a 222 (+6) at the Mason Rudolph Championships
  • Season scoring average (12 rounds): 75.67
  • Tied for 60th at Cougar Classic
  • Tied for 67th at Windy City Collegiate Classic
  • Tied for 80th at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

The Choi File

  • Full name is Jayna Yoon Choi
  • Daughter of Kwang Choi and Myung Choi
  • Both parents are natives of South Korea
  • Dad is a database administrator at FedEx, mom is a flutist
  • One older brother, Jacob, who played golf at Baylor University and was successful junior golfer representing United States at the Evian Junior Championship
  • Highest American Junior Golf Association ranking was 15
  • Member of Team USA in the 2015 Evian Junior Championship where she finished second on the team
  • Qualified for U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships
  • Played in U.S. Junior Girl’s Championship three consecutive years, once reaching the semifinals
  • Won two AJGA tournaments (Wells Fargo AJGA Open, Scott Stallings Junior Championship)
  • Second-team AJGA Rolex Junior All-America recipient
  • Led Houston to two Tennessee state titles, a runner-up result and fourth- place finish as four-year varsity player
  • Won medalist honors at Tennessee state championships as freshman
  • Two-time West Team representative in the Tennessee East vs. West Junior Cup
  • Member of victorious Team Tennessee at the USGA Women’s State Championship
  • Chose Vanderbilt over Auburn, Georgia, UCLA, Duke and Stanford
  • Enjoys food and travel