Perez shot 79 in Thursday's opening round
Flames enter first-ever competitive spring campaign
Kayla Stueland, Alexandra Perez both shoot under par Sunday
2011-2012 (Freshman) : Placed third at the Loyola Invitational on April 21-22 and tied for fourth at the Detroit Titans Invitational, April 9-10, at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford, Mich. ... Placed in top 5 in both tournaments for the last two years ... shared sixth place spot at the Valparaiso Invitational on September 19-20 with a score of 78-76 (154) ... finished the Horizon League Championship on April 27-29 in ninth-place tie ... tied for seventh at the Detroit Fall Invitational (79-72) on October 8-9 where she posted one of the first-two sub-par rounds (along with Stueland) in program history, leading the UIC women's golf team to consecutive school-record team rounds.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in golf at Carrollton (Fla.) ... Dade County high school Player of the Year junior and senior year ... districts champion all four years ... First Team All- Dade County all four years, recognizes best player in Miami Dade ... team captain during her senior campaign ... MVP in all four years ... player of the Year award by PGA South Florida Section Junior Tour 2009 ... award for lowest scoring average of the year PGA South Florida Section 2009 ... four-time all-city and all-county honoree ... led golf team to State during senior year for first time in Carrollton history ... made Regionals freshman through junior years ... also involved in choir, basketball, softball, soccer, various community service events ... biggest athletic thrill to date is being all-dade best player all four years ... born November 3, 1992, in Miami, Fla. ... daughter of Orlando and Lourdes Perez ... has three siblings, Cristina, Orlanda and Michael ... currently enrolled as a communications major.