Mumbai girl awarded prestigious US Award


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Ivana Shah wins 2021 Dinah Shore Trophy

20-year-old Mumbai girl, Ivana Shah, a 2nd year student at University of Akron in Ohio, was awarded the prestigious 2021 Dinah Shore Trophy by the LPGA foundation, in USA. The Dinah Shore Trophy recognizes one female golf student-athlete each year for a combination of sporting, academic and community service leadership. 

This is a stupendous achievement to be recognised among hundreds of top student athletes across America, the Trophy comes with a donation of $10,000 given to the women’s golf program at the winner’s college.

A graduate of Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, Ivana was a two-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar, captain of the women’s golf team, a two-year Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member, boasts a 3.9 Grade Point Average and is on track to graduate in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

If this was not enough, Shah is also a co-founder of Call-to-Action based in Akron, Ohio, a volunteer organization that strives to bridge the gap between eager volunteers and non-profit groups.

Ivana was quoted on the LPGA website as saying “I co-founded Call To Action with the mission to help the less fortunate in my community, hoping that I could encourage more students to do the same,” Shah said. “I would like to thank my parents, coach, team and all those that support me. I would especially like to thank the LPGA Foundation and Friends of Golf for this award and donation.”

An amazing achievement which should make all Indians proud and inspire other Indian students to be stand out successes during their college careers.

India Golf Weekly is a big believer in the opportunity college golf offers qualified students and encourages more Indian boys and girls to pursue this path in their quest for success. Getting your college degree, learning important life skills and honing your golf game at the same time while developing relationships with other achievers in America are some of the benefits of pursuing college golf instead of turning professional in your teens and playing on the HWPGT circuit. 

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