Vanessa

Bouvet

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Year: Freshman
City/State: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
High School: Jerudong International School
Major: Marketing

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Two Career Top-10 Finishes (2, 2018-19)
  • Three Career Top-25 Finishes (3, 2018-19)
  • 84th at Big Ten Championships (2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2019)
  • Third Place, Singapore Island Invitational (2016)
  • Fifth Place, Belgium International Amateur (2016)
  • Fifth Place, Malaysian Amateur Open (2017)
  • Second Place, Royal Selangor Golf Club Ladies Amateur (2017)

Best Career Finish: T2nd (Rainbow Wahine, 2018) 
Career Stroke Average: 75.79

Freshman (2018-19)
Vanessa Bouvet (pronounced BOO-vay) adds a truly international flavor to the Nebraska women’s golf team. She has lived and played golf all around the world and came to Nebraska from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Bouvet, who has shown great length off the tee, claimed top-five finishes in major amateur tournaments from Belgium to Malaysia to Singapore in the past two years and found more success and a new home at Nebraska.

Bouvet's 75.79 stroke average ranked second among the Huskers on the season and was the third-best stroke average by a freshman in school history.

She closed the fall season with a career-best tie for second in the rain-shortened Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii (Oct. 31). In the lone round of the tournament, Bouvet fired a two-under-par 70 to finish in a four-way tie for second, just one stroke back of individual medalist Hannah Alberto from Sam Houston State.

Bouvet got her collegiate career off to an impressive start by tying for third in a 75-player field at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic (Sept. 17-19). She finished with a three-round total of 214, including a four-under-par 68 in the second round. Her performance on the second day of the tournament tied for the third-best round by a freshman in Nebraska history. Bouvet was tied for the tournament lead with two-time All-Big Sky golfer Tara Finigan from Boise State through 51 holes, after erasing Finigan's seven shot lead to open the final round.

Bouvet tied for 40th with a 227 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge the following week (Sept. 24-26) at the Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo. She settled for rounds of 79 in the first and second, before closing the tournament with a three-under-par 69 in the third round. She was Nebraska's No. 2 individual finisher at the tournament.

She was Nebraska's No. 2 finisher behind Kate Smith at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Oct. 5-7). She closed the three-day event at 229 (74-79-76) in a tie for 50th. Bouvet added a tie for 50th with a 222 (71-76-75) at the UNLV Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 21-23).

She opened the spring with a 239 (78-83-78) to tie for 76th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 10-12), before helping the Huskers to a team title at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz. (Feb. 24-25). Bouvet put together a solid three-round total of 224 (73-76-75) on the par-72, 6,252-yard layout at Westbrook Village Golf Club to help Nebraska to its first team tournament title since the spring of 2014. She tied for 72nd individually in a loaded 93-player field that featured 14 top-100 teams, including 50 programs ranked among the top 50 in the GolfStat rankings, and seven Big Ten schools.

Bouvet finished strong to notch her third top-25 finish of the season at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. (March 15-17). Bouvet fired Nebraska's best individual round of the tournament with a final-round 71 (-1) to close at 227 in a tie for 25th at the Longbow Golf Club. She closed her season at the Big Ten Championship by finishing 84th at 167 (83-84).

Before Nebraska
Bouvet graduated from Jerudong International School in Brunei in 2018. In the summer of 2017, Bouvet was the runner-up at the 43rd Royal Selangor Golf Club Ladies Amateur Open with a three-round score of 218. She added a runner-up finish at the 29th KGM Open in Sarawak, Malaysia.

In 2016, Bouvet finished third at the Singapore Island Invitational, while also taking fifth at the Belgium International Open. She added a fifth-place finish at the Malaysia Amateur Open in 2017.

She has lived and competed internationally in Syria, Venezuela, New Zealand and in the United States, making her home as a youngster in Houston, Texas. She has also competed in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Belgium, and in the World Amateur Golf Rankings her home country is listed as France.

Personal
The daughter of Eric and Patricia Bouvet, Vanessa Boumba Marie-Alice Bouvet was born Jan. 6, 1999, in Damas, Syria. She has one younger sister, Laetitia. Vanessa, who has lived in several countries around the world, also enjoys snowboarding and surfing. During the summer, she enjoys traveling to golf tournaments and visiting family and friends in France and Africa. She is a marketing major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2019. She chose Nebraska over Kentucky and Missouri State.

“I chose Nebraska because of the great coaching staff, the facilities and the atmosphere,” Bouvet said. “I visited the student-athlete center and the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course and it felt like home.”

Bouvet's Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2018-19

24

1,819

75.79

68

214

Totals

24

1,819

75.79

68

214 

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