July 9, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue redshirt senior Kishi Sinha was named to the All-American Scholar Team by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. It is the first WGCA academic honor of her career.
Sinha played in all 13 tournaments this season, averaged 75.4 strokes per round and 81 percent of her rounds counted toward Purdue's team scores. Sinha earned Purdue's second-highest individual finish at the 2013 Big Ten Championships, helping the Boilermakers secure the team title. She also assisted in Purdue's third-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga., in May.
The New Dehli, India, native is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten performer and with a career-best seventh place finish at the Big Ten Championships, earned second team All-Big Ten this season. She finished her final season as a Boilermaker rated 100th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.
Sinha graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in honors economics, with concentrations in business management and international business, along with minors in communications and global liberal arts studies.
The criteria for selection to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
In head coach Devon Brouse's tenure, Purdue women's golfers have been named to the All-American Scholar Team a total of 17 times.