|High School:||Brea Olinda HS|
CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Appeared in a career-high seven tournaments... Finished the season with a 80.48 scoring average... Posted a season-best 2-over 74 in the second round of the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate... Had a 54-hole and career-best 233 (77-78-78) at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate to finish in a tie for 36th... Finished in 30th place at The Gold Rush, a new career best.
FRESHMAN (2012-13): Appeared in two tournaments on the season at The Gold Rush hosted by Long Beach State on Feb. 11-12 and Cal State Fullerton's Folino Invitational on Feb. 17-19... posted a single-round season-best 76 in the final round of The Gold Rush and a 54-hole best of 253 (87-83-83) at the Folino Invitational to finish in a tie for 56th.
BREA OLINDA 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.
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."