|Born:||Mar. 19, 1992|
|High School:||Cypress HS|
|College:||Irvine Valley JC|
CSF '11-12: Nicole Rivera played one event for the Titans, shooting 35-over-par 248 at the Folino Invitational in Industry Hills in February.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE: Nicole was a two-time first-team all-conference and all-state golfer at Irvine Valley College in Irvine, which won the state championship in 2010... twice conference golfer of the year... second-team all-region as a freshman and first-team as a sophomore... ranked No. 4 individually in the state both seasons.
HIGH SCHOOL: Nicole was a four-time first-team All-Empire League selection at Cypress High... team went undefeated in league all four years... individually and chronologically, she placed third, fifth, fourth and second in the league championship tournament... she was a CIF state qualifier as a junior... coached by Rob Walker as a freshman and by Douglas Mitchell her remaining three years.
PERSONAL: Born on Mar. 19, 1991... parents are Nathaniel and Cristina Rivera of Cypress... has two younger siblings -- sister and teammate Nadine and brother Christopher, who is a varsity golfer as a sophomore at Cypress HS... cousin Coryn Rivera is a nationally ranked and Olympics bound female cyclist and her grandfather Herman was the Philippine Olympic Gymnastics Coach at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico... Nicole is a kinesiology major whose goal is to make it to the LPGA Tour... her teaching pros have been Ron Park (2001-10), Alan Ochiai and currently Bong Kim... career best round is a 3-under-par at Oak Creek Golf Club... chose Fullerton "because of the great kinesiology program and the golf program... plus it doesn't hurt that CSUF is also close to home"... credits sister Nadine for most influence on her golf career: "we grew up playing together and most of the time it is always competitive. She pushes me to the max, whether it is on the golf course, driving range or workouts"... in her free time Nicole likes to go to Disneyland to relax, usually the day before tournaments.