UNLV's Dana Finkelstein Earns First-Team All-American Honors


LAS VEGAS - UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein became the second UNLV women's golfer in school history to earn All-America first team honors as she was named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association's top team on Tuesday.


Finkelstein finished the season collecting three tournament wins, seven top-five finishes and then tying for 18th at the NCAA Championship, which is the third highest finish by a Rebel in the event. Last season, she became the fourth golfer in program history to earn All-America honors, being named to the WGCA and Golfweek second teams.


The three-time Mountain West Golfer of the Year finished her career as the winningest golfer in program history with five victories. Finkelstein also finished with the most career rounds at par or better (56) and top-five finishes (18). She ranked second with 363 career birdies in UNLV history and finished with the third lowest scoring career average at 73.26.


Da Sol Chung is the only other Rebel to earn All-America first team accolades. She was named to the top team following her third-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Championship.


The full list of the WGCA First Team All-Americans is below:


WGCA First Team All-Americans
Celine Boutier, Duke University
Justine Dreher, University of South Carolina
Dana Finkelstein, UNLV
Lauren Kim, Stanford University
Bronte Law, UCLA
Gaby Lopez, University of Arkansas
Leona Maguire, Duke University
Caroline Nistrup, LSU
Madeline Sagstrom, LSU
Emma Talley, University of Alabama
Monica Vaughn, Arizona State University


About the Women's Golf Coaches Association The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.