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Varsity - May 15, 2014

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24 // VARSITY May 15, 2014 BADGERING KIMBERLY DINH Junior Kimberly Dinh has been a regular member of the women's golf travel party for three years and is averaging 76.0 strokes per round this year. She has been part of two NCAA Regional qualifying teams and last year was part of the team that qualified for the NCAA Championships finals for the first time since 2003. Off the course, she is a 4.0 student majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering. A member of numerous Big Ten and national academic teams and societies, she was a 2013 Capital One Academic All-District selection. Did you play any other sports growing up? Why golf? "I also played a lot of basketball growing up. I chose golf, at first, because I loved the feeling you have when you hit a good shot. The constant challenge to get better is also motivating." You were the scoring leader in two tournaments this year, and three others have led in tournaments as well. What makes this team so balanced? "Being a part of this team has been great! We all work so hard to get better every day and it's motivating for each of us. We're also not satisfied with what we've achieved and keep setting higher and higher goals." What is your favorite golf memory? "Qualifying for the national championship last year was by far my favorite memory. It was thrilling to play well as a team in the third round and take one of the spots." What has been your favorite warm-weather trip and why? "Our trip to BYU's tournament (BYU Entrada Classic) in St. George, Utah, is one of my favorites because it is gorgeous out there, the course is great and the host families are some of the nicest people we get to meet and stay with." What can't you leave for a road trip without? "Definitely my laptop and my phone. Too much schoolwork to keep up on!" What has been your favorite class at UW so far? "CBE 320: Intro to Transport Phenomena and Chem 343/345: Organic Chemistry have been a lot of fun." What's your favorite thing about being a student-athlete? "Traveling across the U.S., meeting so many incredible people and playing a sport that I love while representing the Motion W!" What is your major and what are your career pursuits? "Chemical engineering and chemistry. I plan on pursuing a Ph.D. after I graduate and then a career in industry."

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