Nina Puch
Nina Puch
Year: So.
Hometown: Des Plaines, Ill.
High School: Loyola Academy
Major: Chemistry

2013-14 Season (Sophomore): Named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Player of the Year and to the All-NACC Team...Earned three NACC Player of the Week honors…Competed in nine events and 14 rounds...Averaged a NACC best 86.9...Won medalist honors at the NACC Championship, Benedictine Invitational, Falcon Invitational and at three duals…Captured medalist honors at the NACC Championship (Oct. 5-7) after shooting a 42-80-83 to win by 15 strokes, which included the three lowest rounds of the event…Helped the Falcons win the NACC title by 18 strokes with a 926 team score (187-363-376)…Shot an 84 at the NCAA Division III Championship (May 13-15) and finished with a three-day total of 266 (84-97-85)…Shot a 4-over-par 76 to win medalist honors at the Benedictine Invitational (Sept. 14)…Fired a 79 to take medalist honors at the Falcon Invitational (Sept. 17)…Carded an 88 and 93 to win medalist honors at Marian University (Sept. 21) and against Marian University (Sept. 27)…Tied for sixth at the Pilot Invitational with an 82-81. 

2012-13 Season (Freshman): Named to All-Northern Athletics Conference Team...Competed in 19 rounds...Averaged a NAC best 85.37...Fired a career-best even-par 72 at day three of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship (May 16)...The 72 tied for the lowest round of all players at the NCAA Division III Championship...Tied for 62nd at the NCAA meet...Helped lead team to a NAC Title, which they won by 104 strokes...Placed second at the NAC Championships (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) with a three-day total of 264...Shot the best individual round at the NAC Championships, carding a 74 during the second round...Finished with the nine lowest rounds for the team during the season...Took medalist honors at the Benedictine Fall Invite (Sept. 15-16) with a two-round score of 155, including an opening round score of 75...Won the Edgewood College Spring Invitational (Apr. 28-29) with a two-day score of 157, including a second round tally of 76...Placed fourth at the Benedictine Spring Invite (Apr. 20-21)...Earned a fourth-place finish at the Aurora University Invite (Sept. 4) with a score of 82.

High School (Loyola Academy): An Honor Roll student-athlete...Graduate Summa Cum Laude...Helped the golf team win a Chicago Catholic League title twice and a section championship...Helped the hockey team win the Scholastic Cup...Member of the softball team that won a regional title her senior year...Named to the U.S. Marines All-Tournament team her junior year...Named All-CCL in golf three times...Captained both the golf and hockey teams...Earned varsity letters in golf, hockey and softball.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Dawn...Has one older brother, Mark, Jr....Has one older sister, Gia.