Irene Wang
Irene Wang
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Beijing, China
High School: Western Academy of Beijing

Junior (2022-23): 

  • Finished with another impressive season for the Eagles
  • Completed the season with a 77.5 average over 16 rounds
  • Came in a tie for ninth at the Hamilton College Invitational shooting seven over
  • Placed in the top 50 (t-42) at the NCAA Championships
  • Shot a season-low 73 at the Poppy Hills Patriot Invitational
  • WGCA Scholar All-American

Sophomore (2021-22):

In her first full season with the program, Wang proved to be a core piece of the Eagles national Championship winning roster… Finished third on the team with an average of 74.2 strokes per round in 18 rounds played as she was one of the most consistent players on the team… Was named the inaugural UAA Sophomore Rookie of the Year… Earned an All-American Honorable Mention nod… Selected to be on the All-Region Team… All-UAA Second Team… Finished in the top ten in three of the tournaments she participated in… At the NCAA Championships, Wang finished in third amongst the Emory contingent and tied for 17th overall as her score of 298 (72-79-74-73) helped lead the Eagles to their first ever national title… Competing at the MCC Invitational, Wang shot a 67 in the first round which is the lowest scoring round by an Eagle in program history and helped her to finish tied for seventh overall… In the Eagles first tournament of the season at the Lynn Schweizer Invitational, Wang shot a 144 (72-72) to help her win her first ever collegiate tournament as well as helping the Eagles land their first ever team win at a tournament… Wang was vital in the Eagles winning their first ever UAA Championship as she competed in the two hole and won 2 & 1 over Carnegie Mellon to help Emory earn the 3-2 victory in the match play contest… Finished tied for ninth at the Savannah Invitational where her score of 149 (74-75) saw her tie for second amongst the Emory contingent… Also competed at the Golfweek Invitational (228, T-21st), Jekyll Island Collegiate (224, T-17th) and the BSC Panthers Classic (149, T-11th)… Named to the WGCA Scholar All-American Team… Was also named to the 2022 UAA Spring All-Academic Team.

Freshman (2020-21):
Did not compete in any tournaments.

Career Stats:

Year Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2022-23 16 1,240 77.5 73
2021-22 18 1,336 74.2 67
TOTALS 34 2,576 75.8 67

Prior To Emory
Four-year member of the golf program at the Western Academy of Beijing ... Served as team captain ... Was coached by Russl Heading and Terry Zhang ... Math HL Effort Award winner ... Also competed on the volleyball team.

"Emory is outstanding in both academics and athletics, which means that I will receive an elite education while I can continue to play golf.  Atlanta is one of the best cities in the United States and this was an important factor when making my decision."