DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 24, 2013 - Caroline Powers of Michigan State University has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Dinah Shore Trophy Award. Powers was presented the award during the annual National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I Womenâ€™s Collegiate Golf Awards Banquet which took place Friday, May 24 in Athens, Ga.
The Dinah Shore Trophy Award, which is administered by the LPGA Foundation, recognizes a female collegiate golfer who excels in both academics (at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale) and athletics â€“ playing in at least 50 percent of the teamâ€™s scheduled events â€“ while maintaining a 78.00 or less scoring average. The nominees must also demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and community service.
During her term as President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at MSU, Powers has participated in numerous events throughout the Greater Lansing Area and was recently awarded the prestigious Gwendolyn Norrell Community Service & Leadership Award, which is awarded to the student-athlete at Michigan State University who exemplifies the goals of the PACT (Putting Athletes and Community Together) program. Powers, who graduated in May with a 3.86 GPA in elementary education, is a three-time NGCA Scholar All-America honoree and was named to the Academic All-District Team last week.
Aside from her academic and community outreach accolades, Powers has excelled on the links and was named the 2013 Big Ten Player of the Year. In addition, Powers is a three-time All-Big Ten First Team selection and has recorded three wins while at Michigan State University. She is also a two-time recipient of the George Alderton Award (Michigan Stateâ€™s Female Athlete of the Year). Powers finished her career with the lowest scoring average in school history at 74.26.