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Mia Sandtorv Lussand

  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Bergen, Norway
  • High school Wang Top Athlete School (Oslo, Norway)
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Bergen, Norway
  • High school Wang Top Athlete School (Oslo, Norway)

Mia Sandtorv Lussand Bio


  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2023)
  • WGCA Scholar All-American (2023)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2023)


  • T-28th at the Mason Rudolph Championship ; shot a new 54-hole career low score of 215 (-1) with a final round of 70 (-2) ; helped team to third-place finish


  • Became the 13th player under head coach Kalen Anderson to earn SEC All-Freshman honors after putting together a solid first-year campaign in Garnet & Black
  • Logged a 74.30 scoring average in nine stroke play starts ; had a trio of top-20 finishes, one top-10 and six rounds of par better on the year
  • Finished T-55th at the NCAA Championship (May 19-23) with a 72-hole score of 295 (+7) ; shot 69 (-3) in round two of the event, helping the team break the NCAA finals scoring record with a team total of 276 (-12) ; helped the team punch its ticket to match play for the first time since 2016 and break the 72-hole team scoring record by nine shots ; fell 3&2 in the match play quarterfinals to Southern Cal’s Catherine Park, 3&2
  • Finished T-16th at the NCAA Athens Regional (May 8-10) after shooting 220 (+4) ; helped the team to a runner-up finish and punch its ticket to a third consecutive NCAA Championship
  • Paced Carolina at the SEC Championship (April 12-14) finishing T-10th thanks to a 54-hole total of 219 (+3) ; was a career best finish ; went 2-0 in match play with a 4&3 win over Auburn’s Anna Foster in the quarterfinals and a 1-up win in 22 holes over Texas A&M’s Adela Cernousek in the semifinals
  • Went 2-1 at the Wolfpack Match Play (April 3-4) to help the Gamecocks to a third-place finish
  • Finished T-22nd in a abbreviated, 36-hole Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (March 24-26) with a score of 147 (+3)
  • Went 0-1-2 at the Cactus Cup (March 13-14) helping the team to a runner-up finish
  • T-30th in a deep field at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Feb. 27-March 1) ; shott 220 (+7) with an opening round 70 (-2)
  • Made her Gamecock debut at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-14) notched her first career top-20 with a T-19th finish with a 54-hole total of 219 (+3)
  • Competed for her native Norway at the World Am Team Championship (Aug. 24-27) ; finished 33rd in the 166-player field with a 72-hole score of 291 (+5)


  • Steps on campus with a career-best WAGR ranking of 179th
  • Had 15 top-10 finishes and a pair of wins in 24 counting events played for her WAGR position
  • Finished third at the 2019 R&A Girls Amateur Championship ; won her first four bouts in match play before falling 4&2 in the semifinals to Austria’s Isabella Holpfer (sophomore at Georgia now)
  • Silver medalist in the Norwegian National Women Stroke Play Championship in 2021 with 2-under score over 72 holes of golf
  • Winner of the U19 OoM for Girls in Norway (2019, 2021)
  • Winner OoM for Women in Norway (2019)
  • Had a pair of top-20 finishes in 2021 playing in several LET Access Series events (professional golf tour and development tour to the Ladies European Tour)
  • Holds seven course records in Norway ; career best 54-hole score is 17-under
  • Chose South Carolina over Texas, TCU, Oklahoma State and Southern Cal


  • Born on October 7, 2003
  • Daughter of Tor Ove Lussand and Elin Sandtorv – has an older sister (Malene), older brother (Mathias) and a younger sister (Marie)
  • Sport and entertainment management major
Year Events Rounds Low 54 Low 18 Par/Better Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Strokes Average
2022-23 9 27 219 69 6 1 3 2,006 74.30
2023-24 2 6 215 70 4 441 73.50
Total 11 33 215 69 10 1 3 2,447 74.15