May 2016

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153 F or the first time in 25 years, the University of Iowa women's golf team will be represented in NCAA postseason competition. Senior Amy Ihm was selected to compete in the NCAA Bryan Regional from May 5-7, making her the first UI women's golfer to compete in NCAA postseason competition since 1990 and just the second in program history. e Bryan Regional will be played at Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas, and will be hosted by Texas A&M University at College Station. "I am so excited," said UI head coach Megan Menzel. "It has been an exciting end to the season and Amy has put together an awesome senior campaign. It not only means a lot to her, but to our program as well. She is playing great golf right now and she needs to go to Texas knowing she can make it to the next step." Ihm's standout performance at the Big Ten Championship on April 24 helped solidify her bid to Regionals. e senior carded 41 bogey-free holes to close the tournament and tied for fourth overall — earning her a spot on the All-Big Ten Championship Team. e Peosta, Iowa, native's career-low three-round total of 211 (-5) broke Iowa's program record of 212 (-4) for an individual 54-hole performance. "I came into this program as a walk-on, so I was far behind and I knew that," said Ihm. "I knew that it was going to take a lot of hard work, but I think I've just put in enough hours to get me where I am today. "It's obviously disappointing not making it as a team, but I'm fortunate enough to get there as an individual. I'm excited for the opportunity." is season, Ihm led the Hawkeyes with seven top- 10 finishes in 10 tournaments. She became the first Hawkeye since Lauren English in 2013 to earn Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors for her performance at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Sept. 28-29, and added another weekly honor following a fourth-place finish at the Entrada Classic on March 14-15. Her season-long efforts cumulated with a second-team All-Big Ten honor — Iowa's first all-conference selection since Stacey Bergman in 1998 and eighth in program history. "If you were to tell me that I would be All-Big Ten my senior year, I probably would have told you that you were crazy," said Ihm. "It's a huge honor, and I'm excited. I don't know if it has sunk in yet. I'll just get back to work this week and head there next week." MAY SCHEDULE May 5-7 NCAA Regional Bryan, Texas

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