Celia Barquin Arozamena

Honored by:The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Iowa State Athletics Department
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Celia Barquin Arozamena was a champion, leader, scholar, friend and enthusiastic Cyclone.

One of the most accomplished golfers in school history, her life was cut short in September of 2018 by a tragic, senseless act of violence.

A native of Puente San Miguel, Spain, Barquin Arozamena accomplished many prestigious honors and awards in her brilliant Cyclone career, including the 2018 Big 12 individual title and the 2017-18 Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year award.

Barquin Arozamena became just the second Cyclone women’s golfer to earn medalist honors at a conference tournament in April when she claimed the 2018 Big 12 Championship with a three-shot victory (73-71-69=213) at the Dallas Athletic Club.

She ended her brilliant Iowa State career (2015-18) with her fourth-straight NCAA Regional appearance and earned All-Big 12 Team honors for the third time (2015, 2016, 2018), one of only two players in school history to accomplish the feat. She was also a three-time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection.

Ranked No. 69 nationally by Golfweek, Barquin Arozamena led the team in stroke average (73.21), top-10 finishes (5) and birdies (78) in 2017-18. Her stroke average ranked third on ISU's single-season list.

Barquin Arozamena is ISU's career leader in stroke average (73.44) and her 16 top-10 finishes ties for second in school history.

She continued her outstanding play in the summer of 2018 by becoming just the third Cyclone women’s golfer to compete in the United States Women's Open Championship at Shoal Creek in Alabama.

Barquin Arozamena maintained her amateur status and captured the prestigious European Ladies Amateur at the Penati Golf Resort in Slovakia in July of 2018. In August, she advanced to Stage II of the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Her legacy at Iowa State will never be forgotten.