July 2, 2014
MADISON, Wis. – Kimberly Dinh repeated as a member of the 2013-14 NGCA All-American Scholar Team by the National Golf Coaches Association. It is the third recognition for Dinh, a redshirt senior from Midland, Mich.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and Division I student-athletes must have competed in at least 60 percent of the school’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
In her third season of competition, Dinh led the Badgers in two events and ranked fourth on the team in scoring averaging 76.50 in 2013-14. Her best tournament finish was a tie for 10th tying her collegiate career-best 73-69-74—216 at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C.
She won her first collegiate individual title last spring at the 2013 BYU Entrada Classic in St. George, Utah, shooting an even-par 72-70-74--216. She most recently was the low amateur while tying for second overall with a 9-under 62-73-72--207 in the 2014 Michigan PGA Women's Open Championship at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Mich. The 62 and 207 were both 18- and 54-hole personal bests.
Dinh was a member of the UW's 2013 and 2014 NCAA Regional qualifying teams. She also played in the 2013 NCAA championship where she was the recipient of the Elite 89 award as the student-athlete with the best cumulative grade point average of all participants in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship
A chemistry and chemical engineering major at Wisconsin, Dinh currently carries a 4.0 GPA. She is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, three-time Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar, and three-time National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar.
She was a 2013 and 2014 Capital One District Academic All-American, and named to the 2014 Capital One All-American second team. A Dean's List honoree every semester, she is a member of the Chi Sigma Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Society of Women Engineers, and Chancellor's Scholarship Program.