Birthdate: September 10, 1954
Age: 53 Ht.: 5'5"
Home: Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
College: St. Olaf College
Turned Professional: 1978
Joined LPGA Tour: 1978
LPGA Tour Victories: 3 – 1994 du Maurier Classic. 1991 Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out. 1988 Planters Pat Bradley International.
Currently head coach for the Macalester (Minn.) College men’s and women’s golf teams.
In 1999, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Michelob Light Classic.
In 1998, best finish was a tie for 18th at the State Farm Rail Classic.
In 1996, tied for second after losing to Karrie Webb on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural.
In 1995, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions.
In 1994, captured her third career victory at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic, one of the LPGA Tour’s four major championships, where she tied her career-low score of 65 during the first round; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings.
In 1993, spent much of the season rehabilitating from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome that caused nerve damage in her ear; best finish was a tie for 16th at the Sara Lee Classic.
In 1992, played in only 19 events due to the diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome in mid-July; best finish was a tie for sixth at the Standard Register PING.
In 1991, won the LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out by a stroke after holing her approach shot at the final hole for an eagle-three; her final-round score of 65 tied a career-best.
In 1990, posted seven top-20 finishes, including a season-best tie for 11th at the Standard Register Turquoise Classic.
In 1989, best finish was second place at the Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Classic.
In 1988, captured her first career win at the Planters Pat Bradley International; posted a career-low round of 65 during the final round of the Ai Star/Centinela Hospital Classic.
In 1987, best finish was third place at the Lady Keystone Open.
In 1986, best finish was seventh place at the Rail Charity Classic.
In 1985, top finish was a tie for fifth at the Rail Charity Classic; she was out of competition for nine weeks due to impingement syndrome and acromioplasty surgery to her left shoulder.
In 1984, best finish was a tie for second at the Lady Keystone Open.
In 1983, season-best performance was sixth place at the Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Classic.
In 1982, top finish was second place at the WUI Classic.
In 1981, best finish was second place at the Lady Keystone Open.
In 1980, top finish was a tie for 22nd at the Inamori Golf Classic.
In 1979, best finish was a tie for 16th at the Florida Lady Citrus.
In 1978, her rookie season, best finish was a tie for 27th at the National Jewish Hospital Open.
Credits her mother and father, Bob Rotella, Chris Donell, Chuck Hogan, Chuck Fannin, Rick Jensen and Manuel de la Torre (teaching professional) as individuals most influencing her game…Currently Has served as head coach for the Macalester (Minn.) College men’s golf team since 2000 and for the women’s team since 2001… first woman inducted into the St. Olaf College Athletic Hall of Fame…also in the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame…A former member of the LPGA Executive Committee. . . Honored with the 1995 Heather Farr Award, which recognizes an LPGA player who, through her hard work, determination and love of the game, has demonstrated determination, perseverance and spirit in fulfilling her goals as a player…Competed as Martha Hansen from 1980-82… An excellent racquetball player and enjoys photography, the outdoors and physical fitness.