Buckeye completes in LPGA major championship
The 2011 graduate finished tied for 39th for Priority Category 17 status
Rohanna, Meier tie for third at recent Pure Silk Women's Collegiate Team Championship
Entire squad puts finishing touches on local home
Lisa Strom returned to Ohio State as assistant coach in April 2011 and brought 10 years of professional golf experience to the squad as well as four years as a collegiate golfer for the Buckeyes. Strom works on a large capacity for Ohio State, aiding in recruiting, traveling, and working with the student-athletes on all aspects of their games.
As a coach, Strom has helped guide the Buckeyes to four straight NCAA Regional appearances and three showings at the NCAA Championships (2011, 2012, 2014). She has also assisted the team to five tournament victories, including the 2014 co-Big Ten Championship.
Strom's recruiting prowess was highlighted last season as the team was led by a trio of freshmen. Jessica Porvasnik, Zoe-Beth Brake and Katja Pogacar were Ohio State's top-3 scoring players for a squad that finished in a tie for seventh place at the NCAA Championships (third-best NCAA finish in school history). All three frosh earned All-Big Ten honors (Porvasnik and Brake on First Team; Pogacar on Second Team) while Porvasnik was named both the B1G Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year after capturing medalist honors in the conference championships. Strom's bond with Porvasnik extended into the 2014 U.S. Women's Open with Strom acting as Porvasnik's caddie in the LPGA's oldest major championship.
Strom turned pro in August of 2000 and competed in more than 50 LPGA sponsored events as a member of the LPGA Tour (2003, 2007-2010). She earned her best career finish in 2007 when she finished tied for 13th at the Navistar LPGA Classic. Strom carded a career-low 67 on two occasions in 2009 with the first coming in the second round of the LPGA State Farm Classic and the next in the opening round of the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Aside from joining the Tour, Strom also competed on the Futures Tour for seven years. Her best finish came at the 2002 El Paso FUTURES Golf Classic where she finished second. Also, Strom is a three-time winner of the Ohio Women's Open (2007, 2009, 2010) and two-time winner of the Michigan Women's Open (2007, 2010).
After attending Lansdale Catholic High School, in Lansdale, Pa., Strom was a five-year member of the Ohio State women's golf team and graduated with a degree in exercise science in 2000. She was a two-time All-Big Ten and four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection as a Buckeye. Highlighting her career was a first-place finish at the 2000 NCAA East Regional Championship and being a member of the 1999 Big Ten Championship team.