Arden Louchheim

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2023)
  • Three-Time Utah Class 2A State Champion (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Back-to-Back Utah Class 2A Team Champion (2021, 2022)
  • Utah Girls Amateur Champion (2023)
  • Two-Time Girls Junior Americas Cup Team Member
  • Four-Time IMG Junior World Championship Participant
  • AJGA Rolex Scholastic All-American

Best Career Finish: T29th (Buckeye, 2024)
Career Stroke Average: 75.41

Freshman (2023-24)
Three-time Utah state high school champion Arden Louchheim joined the Huskers as a freshman in 2023-24 after capturing the 2023 Utah Girls Amateur Championship in June. 
 
Louchheim (pronounced LOCK-hime) captured a trio of Utah Class 2A state individual titles before capping her high school career with a runner-up finish. She also led Rowland High School in Salt Lake City to back-to-back state team championships in 2021 and 2022. Louchheim, who fired a personal-best and school-record 67 (-5) at the 2022 state championship, was a three-time team MVP and team captain for the Winged Lions.
 
“We’re so pleased to sign Arden and have her join the Huskers,” Nebraska Head Coach Jeanne Sutherland said. “She is a very talented athlete and is focused on being the best player she can be in the future. Arden is also an excellent student and a wonderful person, so she will add to our team in many ways.”
 
Louchheim kicked off her college career by earning a lineup spot at the season-opening Sam Golden Invitational (Sept. 11-12). She was Nebraska's No. 4 individual finisher with a three-round total of 218 (+2) on the par-72, 6,413-yard layout at the Oakmont Country Club in Corinth, Texas. She began the tournament with a career-best 70 (-2), before adding rounds of 73 and 75 to help Nebraska to a tie for fifth in a 12-team field that included seven 2023 NCAA Regional-qualifying teams.
 
She added a tie for 65th in a strong 84-player field at the Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 17-18). Louchheim counted her first round (73) and third round (74) for Nebraska to help the Huskers tie for sixth in a 15-team field that featured nine 2023 NCAA Regional-qualifying teams. She finished with a three-round score of 233 on the par-72, 6,370-yard layout at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich.
 
Louchheim was back in the Nebraska lineup at the Dale McNamara Invitational (Oct. 9-10), tying for 60th with a 228 (81-76-71). Her final-round 71 (-1) on the par-72, 6,246-yard layout of the Golf Club of Oklahoma in Broken Arrow was her second round better than par of the season and counted toward Nebraska's team score. She helped the Huskers to a fifth-place finish in a 14-team field that featured 10 top-100 teams.
 
She closed the fall with her fourth consecutive lineup appearance, tying for 64th with a 224 (+8) in an NCAA-caliber 96-player field at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. (Oct. 27-29). Louchheim produced steady rounds of 75, 73 and 76 on the 6,194-yard layout at the Country Club of Landfall.
 
Louchheim capped her first fall season at Nebraska with a 75.25 stroke average over 12 rounds, before opening the spring in the Husker lineup at the UCF Challenge (Feb. 3-5). She finished with a three-round total of 228 (+12) in a tie for 80th in a strong 96-player field at the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando.
 
She produced her best performance of the season with a career-best three-round total of 214 (-4) at the Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 25-26) in Peoria, Ariz. Louchheim fired rounds of 70-73-71 to tie for 40th on the par-72, 6,248-yard layout at the Westbrook Village Golf Club. She added a 231 (78-75-78) to tie for 80th at the Briar's Creek Invitational in Johns Island, S.C. (March 11-12), before taking 65th with a 232 (76-79-77) at the Florida State Match Up in Tallahassee (March 15-16).
 
Louchheim produced a career-best tie for 29th on a challenging par-72, 6,319-yard layout at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio at the Therese Hession Buckeye Invitational (April 13-14). She tied for Nebraska's second-best individual finish in Ohio, matching teammates Miu Takahashi and Michaela Vavrova with a 228 (+12), just one shot back of Lindsey Thiele's 227.
 
Louchheim carries a 75.41 stroke average through 27 rounds on the season, including four rounds better than par.
 
Before Nebraska
A four-time IMG Junior World Championship participant, Louchheim was a two-time Girls Junior Americas Cup team member. She was also an AJGA Rolex Scholastic All-American.
 
Louchheim won the 18th hole for a 1 up match play victory to claim the title at the 40th Utah Junior Amateur event in June of 2023 at Park City Golf Club. The three-time Utah Class 2A high school state champion added an individual state runner-up finish to her list of honors in the spring of 2023, while helping Rowland Hall to a second-place team finish during the spring.
 
In addition to her success on the course and in the classroom, Louchheim was also a two-time high school letterwinner in alpine ski racing and was a competitive skier for 11 years, qualifying for U.S. Nationals in 2020.
 
Personal
The daughter of David Louchheim and Akemi Louchheim, Arden was born Feb. 11, 2005 in Seattle, Wash. She has an older brother, Carter. Arden’s father is the radio play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz. The color analyst for the Jazz is Ron Boone, father of former Husker men’s basketball player Jaron Boone. A sports media and communications major, Arden earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall of 2023. Arden selected Nebraska over Indiana, Kansas State and Boise State. 
 
“I chose Nebraska because of the high-level golf program, the school spirit, pride and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications,” Louchheim said. “The girls on the team and the coaches were so kind and welcoming on my visit. The team culture felt like one that I wanted to be a part of. I am incredibly excited to have the honor of being a part of an athletic institution with such an amazing fan base. The cherry on top for me is the impressiveness of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Its extensive resources and classes on subjects that I am interested in really excites me.” 

Louchheim's Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2023-24 27 2,036 75.41 70 214

Totals

27

2,036

75.41

70

214


Career Bests
Best Tournament Finish - T29th (Buckeye, 2024)
Best Event (Strokes) - 214 (Westbrook, 2024)
Low Round - 70 (Westbrook, 1st, 2024; Sam Golden, 1st, 2023)
Low First Round - 70 (Westbrook, 1st, 2024; Sam Golden, 2023)
Low Second Round - 73 (Buckeye, 2024; Westbrook, 2024; Sam Golden, 2023; Landfall, 2023)
Low Third Round - 71 (Westbrook, 2024; Dale McNamara, 2023)
Career Rounds Under Par - 4