July 9, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - University of Wisconsin golfers Lindsay Danielson and Kimberly Dinh have been named to the 2011-2012 NGCA All-American Scholar Team according to an announcement July 6 by the National Golf Coaches Association.
Danielson, a junior from Osceola, Wis., was named a member of the National Golf Coaches All-American Scholar team for a third-straight year. It was the first recognition for Dinh, a redshirt sophomore 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.
Danielson led the Badgers in scoring the past two years last season competing in all 30 rounds and averaging 75.90 strokes per round. She finished first or second for the Badgers in eight events with her top tournament finish at the Badger Invitational where she placed third.
In her first season of competition, Dinh played in 24 rounds and averaged 77.63 per round. She led UW and tied for third at the Knights and Pirates Invitational in Melbourne, Fla., with a 71-74-73--218 establishing career bests for 18, 36 and 54-holes.
Danielson is the 14th and Dinh the 15th Badger in school history to be named an NGCA All-American Scholar. Danielson is the seventh to receive the honor in multiple years. The Badgers have a long history of multiple winners of the award including Erika Brown and Dana Tzakis in 1995; Rheba Mabie and Andrea Meeker in 1997; Meeker, Kelly Trapp and Allie Blomquist in 1999 and 2000; Blomquist and Katie Connelly in 2001; Connelly and Lindsay McMillan in 2003.
A finance major, Danielson was named Academic All-Big Ten for a second year. Danielson is the Athletic Board Scholar for women's golf for 2011, indicating she is a letterwinner with the highest grade point average on the team.
Dinh, a chemical engineering major, carried a 4.0 cumulative grade point average during the season and earned her first Academic All-Big Ten honors.