2009-10: Competed in all 10 tournaments as a freshman for the Hoyas... Finished 3rd on the team with a 79.89 stroke average... Participated in 27 rounds and had 24 of them counted towards the team total (89%) which was third-best on the team... Tied for 11th place (15-over par 231) and helped the Hoyas to their season-best 4th place team finish at the Ross Rogers Invitational Tournament... Had a top-30 finish (T28) at the BIG EAST Championship with a 31-over par 247... Tied for 26th at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate tournament (17-over par 161)... Played in all five tournaments in the fall season... Had a top 40 finish at the Princeton Invitational with a 19-over par 163.
High School: Strauss was named her team's most valuable player the last three years and earned numerous honors ... Was named The Desert Sun Player of the Year in 2008 and earned First Team All-Desert Valley League honors the last four years ... Strauss was the Desert Valley League Champion in 2008-09 and posted the lowest stroke average (36.0) that season ... Was the league runner-up three times, won the WJGA District title three-straight years ... A member of the Girls Junior Americas Cup team in 2007 and participated in the 2007 Junior World ... On the junior tour, Strauss competed in the Southern California PGA Toyota Tour Cup Invitation Only Series from 2005-09 ... A qualifier for the SCPGA Toyota Tour in 2008-09 and competed on the Future Collegians World Tour from 2005-09 ... Played the back nine holes of the newly-opened Classic Club in Palm Desert with Arnold Palmer at a pre-Bob Hope Classic ceremonial initiation of the course ... Was also invited by the American Junior Golf Association to be one of four girls and 14 boys to represent the AJGA in the United States Open Rolex Sponsors Tournament at La Jolla Country Club.
Personal: Daughter of John and Michelle Strauss... Has one older brother, Bogart... Born on July 26, 1991... Plans on majoring in Music Management.