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Apr 25, 2014 6:00 PM by Jordan Mason

Kim repeats as RMAC Golfer of the Year; Pack place three on All-RMAC squads

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Apr. 25, 2014) - Led by repeat Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year Leina Kim (So., Saipan, CNMI), the RMAC Championship Colorado State University-Pueblo women's golf team had three players selected to the All-RMAC teams, announced Friday by conference officials.

Kim, who also won the 2012-13 RMAC Golfer of the Year award, was joined on the First Team All-RMAC squad by teammate Julie Sanchez (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.). The ThunderWolves' Domi DiNallo (Sr., Elephant Butte, N.M.) was a second team honoree.

The all-conference teams are comprised of the top individuals based on the GolfStat criteria incorporating the entire fall and spring seasons. They are based on the NCAA Division II individual rankings as of Apr. 24. The teams were divided into 5-member first, second and third teams.

Kim won three individual tournament crowns this season and has posted a 75.1 stroke average and a 95.2 head-to-head winning percentage.. She was named to the All-RMAC Tournament team for the second straight year after finishing in a tie for third at the RMAC Championships. She was named as the RMAC Golfer of the Week an impressive five times this season and finished amongst the top 10 at eight of CSU-Pueblo's nine tournaments, racking up six top-5 finishes.

Sanchez, who shared the individual win at this week's RMAC Championships in Litchfield Park, Ariz. is now a 3-time All-RMAC honoree. She earned third team honors as a freshman in 2011-12 and was a second team selection last year.

Now a member of two RMAC Championship teams, Sanchez posted a 78.9 stroke average this season to go along with her .795 head-to-head winning percentage. Sanchez also won the Lady Buff Stampede in October and won RMAC Golfer of the Week honors for the effort. She had three top-5 and four top-10 finishes this season.

DiNallo, who tied for eighth at this week's RMAC Championships, had three top-10 finishes throughout the season, posting an 80.5 stroke average and a .697 head-to-head winning percentage. She is now a 4-time All-RMAC honoree as she earned third team honors as a freshman, first team honors as a sophomore in 2011-12 and second team honors last year.

 

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