April 26, 2016
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Amy Ihm has been named second team All-Big Ten, the conference office announced Tuesday. The honor marks the first of Ihm’s career and the program’s first All-Big Ten selection since Stacey Bergman (1998). Ihm is the sixth Hawkeye in program history to collect all-conference honors.
“It has been so exciting for her to finish last week by being named to the All-Championship team and then get second team All-Big Ten,” said UI head Coach Megan Menzel. “It has been a Cinderella story this spring. We have just kept things rolling and have had some great momentum. I hope she has a great finish to her career and that it sparks the rest of our team. This says a lot about where our program is heading and I am very excited.”
In addition to an All-Big Ten selection, Ihm was honored with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The Sportsmanship Award honors student-athletes who display sportsmanship and ethical behavior, are in good academic standing and demonstrate good citizenship outside of athletics.
“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 really just a huge honor, and I’m pretty excited. I don’t know if it’s really sunk in yet.”
Ihm paced the Hawkeyes at the Big Ten Championship on April 24. The senior carded 41 bogey-free holes to close the tournament and tied for fourth place overall — earning her a spot on the All-Big Ten Championship Team. The Peosta, Iowa, native’s career-low three-round total of 211 (-5) broke Iowa’s program record of 212 (-4) for individual 54-hole performance.
This season, Ihm led the Hawkeye squad with seven top 10 finishes in 10 tournaments. The Peosta, Iowa, native tallied two Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors — the first and second honors of her career — on September 28-29 and on March 14-15. Ihm was also selected to compete in the NCAA Bryan Regional on May 5-7, making her the first UI women’s golfer to compete in NCAA postseason competition since 1990 and the second individual qualifier in program history.
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