Carrie Summerhays Roberts: Mormon Athlete
Carrie Summerhays Roberts is a former professional golfer and head women’s golf coach at Brigham Young University. Roberts comes from a family of golfers, including Champion Tour and Utah Hall of Famer father Bruce Summerhays and golf pro brother Bruce P. Summerhays Jr. Her cousin, Daniel Summerhays plays on the PGA Tour. Roberts, four of her brothers, and her husband, Cory, have each caddied for her father.
Roberts played golf at BYU from 1998 to 2002 where she won three All-Conference awards with the Mountain West Conference and one All-Conference with the Western Athletic Conference. She was MWC Golfer of the Year as a sophomore and a junior. Also as a sophomore, she was named NGCA Honorable Mention All-America and competed as an individual at the NCAA Championships where she placed 40th. As a senior, she received the Dale R. McCann Team Spirit Award presented by the Cougar Club, and placed third at the NCAA West Regional Championship. She earned her bachelor’s degree in community health in 2002.
Before her coaching appointment at BYU in 2010, she became the first Utah woman to qualify for the LPGA Tour and played from 2002 to 2004, with her husband as her caddy. She qualified for two U.S. Women’s Open Championships, held the first-round lead at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic in 2003, was MVP of the U.S./Japan Cup competition, and Utah Match play champion three times. She was also a volunteer assistant coach at BYU from 2004 to 2005. She was named to the MWC All-Decade Team in 2010.
She was named the WCC Coach of the Year in all three championship seasons (2016, 2017, 2018) and has coached three WCC Golfers of the Year. She was inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2021.
Roberts was raised in Heber City, Utah, where she lettered in soccer, basketball, and softball. She and her husband, whom she married in 2002, are the parents of three children. They are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.