Mikaela Parmlid is known to have great determination, remarkable concentration, mental sturdiness, and utter discipline as an athlete. These qualities earned her the Rookie of the Year title in 2004. It gave her the opportunity to bring home the title of the 2002 Peg Bernard Invitational and the 2002 Edean Ihlanfedlt Invitational as well.
Born on September 22, 1980 in Sweden, the 5’7” athlete and member of the Wilhelmina 7, considers playing in front of more than 20,000 people at the SNS Invitational in Sweden along with the European men’s Ryder Cup team, her most thrilling sporting experience. She also loves to travel a lot, ski, and hang around with friends and family members. She completed high school at the Chapparral High in Scottsdale, Ariz and Gothenburg Hugre Samskolam School in Sweden. Then she joined University of Southern California in 2003 to get a degree in Economics.
Mikaela won the title of the Swedish High School in 1997. She was also the both the champion in the 1998 Nordic Junior and the 1998 Teen Tour. In 1999, she became the top female amateur player when she won the European LPGA Tournament of the Chrysler Open. By the end of the year, she averaged two top 10 finishes which includes the fifth place of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational and the 4th place of the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Tournament.
By 2000 to 2001, Mikaela competed in at least 11 tournaments. She again finished with two top tens and was ranked in the top 20 at least seven times. She tied 8th at the Pioneer Bruin Classic and the PING Invitational where she tied 5th.
Mikaela continued to earn the All-Pac 10 and the All-American first team honors. She opened the Topy Cup season, placing herself in the 6th ranking. She also finished 8th at the Stanford Invitational and at the TRW Regiional Challenge. Her career low at the Spartan Invitational was tied second.