General: Captain of 2004-05 squad ... Showed tremendous leadership skills, both on and off the course ... A consistent shot maker ... Known for hitting a lot of fairways and greens ... Improved her short game in her final season...Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Her 77.8 career stroke average is third-best on NU's all-time list.
2004-05: Garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors ... Big Ten Golfer of the Week (3/31) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Shot a school-record 67 in the final round of the Mountain View Classic en route to a career-best second-place overall finish ... Savored an outstanding fall, leading the Wildcats with a 74.92 average ... Finished the season with a career-best 76.36 stroke average ... Team-best seventh-place finish at the Lady Boilermaker (8-over 224 )... Placed fifth at the Mary Fossum Invitational and fourth at the Mercedes-Benz Championships ... Notched back-to-back even-par 71's at the Mercedes Benz event to finish with a school-record 54-hole score -- a 5-over 217 ... Fired rounds of 76 or better in her final eight rounds of the fall...Carded a 14th-place finish at the Big Ten Championships before competing at the NCAA West Regional Championships ... NGCA All-America Scholar.
2003-04: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Helped lead NU to postseason action by playing her best golf of the year at season's end ... Posted a 24th-place finish at the Purdue Lady Boilermaker in April for her best season showing since the fall ... Then placed 21st at the Big Ten Championships and then a season-best 17th at the NCAA Central Regional Championships (16-over 229) ... Her best fall showing coming at the Badger Invitational, where she placed 24th ... Turned in Northwestern's third-best scoring average of the year (78.80) ... Finished 38th in both the Lady Northern and the Mercedes-Benz Championships ... Placed 36th at the Central District Classic, where she shot a 19-over 235.
2002-03: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Posted the second-best scoring average on the team (77.97) behind Elizabeth Burden ... Turned in five top-20 finishes ... Fired a 3-under, third-round 70 in the Big Ten Championships, where she finished ninth ... Her 3-under 70 equaled the Big Ten Championship's lowest third-round score ... Carded 20 of her 30 rounds in the 70s, including all four at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished in the top-20 at Central District Championships (12th), the Mercedes-Benz Championships (13th), the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational (18th) and the Shoot-out at the Legends (20th) ... Her 13th-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz led the team ... Shot an even-par 72 in the first round of the Purdue Lady Boilermaker.
2001-02: Finished with three top-10 finishes, equaling her older sister's (Hana Kim) season feat ... In first two collegiate tournaments, placed eighth at the Lady Northern and seventh at the Big XII Invitational ... Best showing of the season came at the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout, where she finished fourth ... Also had an 18th-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championships ... Posted 1-under 71's in two of her first five college rounds ... NU's medalist in three events ... Had, perhaps, the most impressive debut of any freshman in the program's history ... Averaged a team-best 75.44 in her first three events (nine rounds) ... Ranked in Golf World's top 50 list for "College Players to Watch" ... Finished eight of first nine rounds with scores of less than 80, including two rounds of 71 ... Debuted with a 54-hole tournament score of 222, the third-best three-day total in school history ... Closed freshman campaign with a 78.19 stroke average.
High School: Captured California's 2001 state high school individual championship ... Harvard-Westlake Athlete of the Year ... 2000 AJGA player representative ... 2000 and 2001 Canon Cup West Team ... Represented United States in 1999 Junior Match play ... Won 2000 AJGA Legendary Headwear Junior at Mission Hills, the AJGA Las Vegas Founders Legacy Junior and the AJGA Oklahoma Junior ... Reached final round at the 2000 U.S. Junior Girls Championship ... 2000 first-team Polo All-American ... Competed in the 2001 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
Personal: Born Ina Yong Kim on 9/22/83 ... Daughter of Yong Yun and Yong Ae Kim ... Sister, Hana, who played two years at Northwestern and two years at UCLA, is beginning her rookie season on the LPGA Tour ... Communication studies major and business institutions minor.
Kim's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Strokes Average Low
2001-02 31 2424 78.2 71
2002-03 30 2339 78.0 70
2003-04 30 2364 78.8 71
2004-05 33 2520 76.4 67
TOTALS 124 9647 77.8 67