CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Women’s golfer Stephanie Kim was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams for Division I, the NGCA announced.
Kim was one of 494 women’s collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. 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 student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% (Division I) of the college’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
Kim, who is from Phoenix, was chosen as the Big Sky Player of the Year and the Big Sky Freshman of the Year, the first golfer in league history to win both honors in the same season. She is believed to be the first female in any sport to accomplish the feat.
She is the third golf student-athlete in school history to be named Freshman of the Year and is the sixth player in school history to claim Player of the Year honors. She broke school records for scoring average, single round score, 54-hole score, tournaments won and number of par of better rounds in a season.
She is the 10th player in school history to earn NGCA All-American Scholar honors.