Dakota Brown
Dakota Brown
Height: 5-5
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Brea, Calif.
High School: Brea Olinda HS
Experience: HS

HIGH SCHOOL:  Dakota Brown was a four-year letterwinner at Brea-Olinda High School for Coach Nancy Smith and the Wildcats... earned second-team All-Orange County honors as a senior... won All-Century League recognition four times -- first-team as a sophomore and senior and second-team as a freshman and junior.

PERSONAL:  Born on March 5, 1994, in Fullerton... parents are Michael Merrill and Sandra Brown-Merrill... has two younger brothers, Triston and Johnny... kinesiology major whose goal is to own a physical therapy practice... teaching pros are Russ Johnson and Dave Hutchens... career best round was a 76 in a U.S. Open Qualifier on the "Ike" course at Industry Hills... credits her father for the most influence on her golf career: "because he is the one who pushes me to do my best and has always been supportive ever since I began playing golf."