|Hometown:||Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain|
|High School:||North Broward Prep School|
Senior (2011-12): Played all 29 rounds, competing in each of 10 tournaments for the Spartans … SoCon Academic Honor Roll … recipient of the Commissioner’s Medal ... best 54-hole total came at the Palmetto Intercollegiate (Oct 23-24), shooting a score of 223 (78-72-73) … recorded her highest finish of the season at the Southern Conference Championship in Hilton Head, S.C., coming in tied for tenth overall (April 15-17)… finished the season with a stroke average of 77.55 and a low round of 72.
Junior (2010-11): Competed in five tournaments (14 rounds) in her first UNCG season after transferring from Miami (Fla.) … finished the season with an 80.43 stroke average … best finish was a tie for 22nd at the Lady Seahawk Classic in April … best round was a 73 in the first round of the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational in March … finished tied for 34th at the Southern Conference Championship.
Sophomore at Miami (2009-10): Played in six tournaments, posting a 78.89 stroke average … was Miami’s top finisher at the ACC Championship at Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club, tying for 27th with a three-day total of 234 (80-75-79) … shot a career-low 222 to tie for 13th at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, her best collegiate finish … tied her career-low round there, shooting 72 in the first and third rounds.
Freshman at Miami (2008-09): Played in nine tournaments, turning in a stroke average of 80.00 … shot a season-best 225 (72-80-73) at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, tying for 14th for her best finish of the season … her first-round 72 was her best round of the season … played in a pair of tournaments in Greensboro, competing in UNCG’s Starmount Fall Classic and at the ACC Championship at Sedgefield.
Has appeared in the top 200 in the European Golf Association’s Ladies European Amateur Rankings … won the “Cometa” championship with her club team in Spain in the summer of 2010 … helped her state team in Spain to the DII Spanish national championship in 2005 and 2006.
Graduated from North Broward Prep in Parkland, Fla., in 2008 … earned honorable mention All-Broward County from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in 2007 … helped North Broward to a conference team title in 2007 with a third-place individual finish … finished third at the regional tournament as a senior … also played soccer for the Eagles.
Maria Begona Sarabia … born June 21, 1988, in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain … daughter of Carmen Villa … has a brother, Miguel … majoring in communication.