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Vanderbilt Women’s Golf | Sattelkau Awarded 2024 Dinah Shore Trophy

Vanderbilt Women's Golf | Sattelkau Awarded 2024 Dinah Shore Trophy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 25, 2024 – The LPGA Foundation announced today that Celina Sattelkau of Vanderbilt University is the recipient of the 2024 Dinah Shore Trophy, cementing her status as one of the top collegiate female players in the country.

The Dinah Shore Trophy recognizes the top collegiate female golfer who excels in both academics and athletics. Recipients must achieve an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and must have played in at least 50% of the team’s scheduled events while maintaining a scoring average of 78 or less. In addition, nominees must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills on the course, and charitable impact and service in their community.

“I am honored to receive the Dinah Shore Trophy Award, especially given its namesake – Dinah Shore, a fellow Vanderbilt graduate who was inducted into the Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame just this year,” expressed Sattelkau. “I want to thank the LPGA Foundation and Friends of Golf for their dedication to honoring Dinah Shore’s commitment to advance women’s golf. Vanderbilt University has provided me with an incredible environment to grow as a golfer, student, and person. I am grateful for the unconditional support of my family, coaches, teammates, and friends who have encouraged me over the past five years. They have empowered me to make a positive impact in the world, and I am thrilled to do so in Dinah Shore’s name.”

A native of Neustadt, Germany, Sattelkau certainly left an indelible mark during her time at Vanderbilt. She came to the United States with a deep-rooted love for the environment and the game of golf. She was already as an accomplished athlete, having served as a member of the German National team since 2016, where she earned 3rd place in 2022 in the World Amateur Team Championships and 3rd place in 2023 in the European Team Championship.

Although she arrived in Nashville excited to wear the Black and Gold, Sattelkau struggled to find her footing after suffering from neuropathy in her hands and feet due to COVID. She dealt with mental health issues as a result and had to step away from golf briefly. After some time, she gained the courage to seek help adjusting to life in America. She proved to be a true success story who was able to get her game back.

From that moment on, there was no stopping Sattelkau. She believes it was her setbacks that taught her so much and helped her in ways she could have never imagined….


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