TULSA, Okla. – University of Arkansas senior Emily Tubert was selected as the 2014 Dinah Shore Trophy Award winner from the LPGA Foundation, the Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Nabisco Dinah Shore Championship announced Friday.
Tubert attended a banquet at the NCAA Championship in Tulsa, Okla., to receive her award.
“This is a tremendous honor for Emily and for our women's golf program,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “My philosophy as a coach is to make sure our players are excelling in all areas of life and sport. Dinah Shore was a pioneer in women's golf and laid a foundation to ensure that women's golf continues to grow and prosper even at the collegiate level. It recognizes young woman for being great leaders and who excel on the golf course. Emily was a complete student-athlete and achieved success in school, golf, and in our community. She has had an amazing impact on our program and this is a great honor to be recognized by the LPGA Foundation and the Dinah Shore Award committee. “
Tubert is the second Razorback women’s golfer to be selected for the Dinah Shore Trophy Award. Her name joins former Razorback Stacy Lewis who was selected in 2007 after winning the individual NCAA title as a junior. Arkansas is one of four programs to have multiple winners of the award and is one of six Southeastern Conference schools who have won. The SEC has won nine of the 19 awards.
The LPGA Foundation introduced the Dinah Shore Scholarship Fund in March 1994 in honor of the late Dinah Shore, and together with FOG and the Nabisco Dinah Shore, developed the Dinah Shore Trophy Award and its criteria. A fundraising organization administered by Eddie Merrins, head golf professional at Bel Air Golf Club in Beverly Hills, Calif., FOG contributes annually to collegiate, high school and junior golf programs throughout the country, and Dinah Shore was considered the “First Lady” of FOG.
A selection committee of the LPGA Foundation chooses the Dinah Shore Trophy Award recipient from nominations submitted by the National Golf Coaches Association. Nominees for the award must have an overall grade point average of at least a 3.2, have played in at least 50 percent of her team’s scheduled events, maintained a scoring average of 78 or less and demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to community service.
The perpetual Dinah Shore Trophy is a crystal trophy, created by Tiffany & Co. with an engraving of Dinah Shore. The trophy is housed at Mission Hills Country Club, site of the annual Nabisco Dinah Shore.
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PAST DINAH SHORE TROPHY AWARD WINNERS
Recipient Year University
EMILY TUBERT 2013 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Amy Anderson 2012 North Dakota State University
Pia Halbig 2011 University of California, Berkeley
Katie Detlefsen 2010 University of Central Florida
Amanda Blumenherst 2009 Duke University
Amanda Blumenherst 2008 Duke University
STACY LEWIS 2007 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Erica Battle 2006 University of South Carolina
Karin Sjodin 2005 Oklahoma State University
Adrienne Gautreaux 2004 University of South Carolina
Katherine Hull 2003 Pepperdine University
Meredith Duncan 2002 Louisiana State University
Melanie Hagewood 2001 Baylor University
Lisette Lee 2000 Louisiana State University
Mallory Crosland 1999 Vanderbilt University
Riko Higashio 1998 University of Florida
Kellee Booth 1997 Arizona State University
Marcie Clemens 1996 Auburn University
Stephanie Neil 1995 Wake Forest University