Played in all 10 events in her first season and finished fourth on the team with a 77.5 scoring average ... Had one top-10 finish and over 80 percent of her rounds counted towards the team score ... Made her Demon Deacon debut with rounds of 77-77-82 at the Cougar Classic and finished tied for 109th ... Shot rounds of 78-76-79 at the Mason Rudolph Challenge to finish in a tie for 45th ... Opened the Lady Tar Heel with a round of 75 and finished with a pair of 80s ... Shot a 78 in the rain-shortened Landfall Tradition ... Started the spring with rounds of 77-78-77 to finish tied for 46th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge ... Carded a season-low 1-over 72 in the opening round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate en route to finishing 50th ... Finished tied for 46th at the LSU Golf Classic at 20-over par ... Shot rounds of 76-74-77 to finish tied for 47th at the Bryan National Collegiate ... Had a great showing at her first ACC Championship, finishing a season-best tied for 10th after a final round 73 ... Finished tied for 101st at the NCAA Central Regional at 19-over par.
Full name is Mariana Carina Sims ... Born on August 16, 1994 in Washington, D.C. ... Daughter of Bryan and Marguerita Brunson Sims ... Graduated with honors from Westlake High School in Austin, Texas ... Played for coach Chuck Nowland and helped team to the 5A State title in both 2010 and 2011 ... Won a total of 10 times at Westlake and was named to the All-State, All-Region and All-District team each of her three seasons ... Served as the team captain in 2012 ... Also had a tremendous amateur resume ... Qualified for the 2012 US Women's Amateur as well as the 2010 and 2011 US Junior Girl's Amateur ... Advanced to match play at the 2012 Women's Transnational Amateur ... Finished fifth in a strong field at the 2009 Arizona Silver Belle Championship and then won the event in 2010, topping a number of the best collegiate players ... Played in the Kathy Whitworth Invitational four-straight years and finished fifth in 2010 ... Recorded a total of six top-10 finishes in AJGA events ... Dominated the Texas Junior Golf Tour, winning twice and posting 25 top-10s, 19 top-5s and five runner-ups ... Was named a second team All-American on the 2008 Future Collegians World Tour ... Father Bryan played basketball at both Bethany College and Howard University.