Jennifer Kupcho – 2022

Beginning at the age of 5, American professional golfer, Jennifer Kupcho has risen in the ranks as a one of the top women golfers in the world.  While attending Jefferson Academy in Broomfield, Colorado, she dominated golf winning a state championship, was the 2015 Colorado Women’s Golf Association Player of the Year and a two-time Colorado Women’s Golf Association Junior Player of Year.  Kupcho is the first female golfer in Colorado history to be named both the CWGA Player of the Year and the Junior Player of the Year in the same season. 

Kupcho attended Wake Forest University and continued her dominance. During her freshman season, Kupcho became the first player in Wake Forest history to conclude the NCAA Championship under par and won the Colorado sectional qualifier to play in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open.  However, Jennifer’s junior season proved to be a breakout year. While maintaining the honor roll, she became the first National Player of the Year in Wake Forest history by winning the 2018 Honda Award and the NCAA Championship. She won four events (Ocean Course Invitational, Bryan National Collegiate, NCAA Tallahassee Regional, NCAA Championship) and became the No. 1 amateur in the world (WAGR). “Kupcho was the number one ranked women’s amateur golfer in the world for a total of 34 weeks, rising to the top on three occasions, the first time on July 11, 2018.”  After graduating from Wake Forest, Kupcho earned a LPGA Card and made her pro debut at 2019 US Women’s Open.  She won the inaugural 2019 Augusta National Women’s Amateur.  In 2021, Kupcho recorded five top-10 finishes, including a season-best runner-up finish at the LPGA Drive-On Championship at Golden Ocala and became a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.  Kupcho has three wins and 1 major in the LPGA Tour Victories.  In 2022, she won The Chevron Championship, Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, and the Dow Great Lake Bay Invitational.

Sportswomen of Colorado has had our eye on Kupcho for a long time as she has scored huge success on every level.  Kupcho is a member of the Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame, back-to-back winner of the Professional Athlete of the Year Award, and now, the Sportswoman of the Year in 2022.

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