NEW YORK—Junior Amy Ding was named team captain for the 2017-18 Columbia women’s golf team, Head Coach Amy Weeks announced on Tuesday.


“Amy is an outstanding example of leadership,” Weeks said. “She has proven that by example and always displays a strong commitment to her team. She is dependable and trustworthy and welcomes the opportunity to help others grow from her own experience.”


A native of Lexington, Mass., Ding owns a 79.52 career stroke average while competing in 15 tournaments and 42 career rounds. During fall play, she averaged a season-low 78.45 in 11 rounds of play and tallied her best tournament finish, a 16th place performance at the Princeton Invitational on October 1, 2017. Last year as a sophomore, she averaged a 79.47 stroke average (1,351 strokes over 17 rounds) and fired a career-low round of 72 during the second round of the Yale Intercollegiate. Ding finished with an 80.43 stroke average after competing in 14 rounds as a first-year. A two-year letterwinner with the Columbia women’s golf program, Ding is enrolled at Columbia College as a Business/Political Science major.


Columbia opens its spring 2018 season at the Florida State Match Up in Tallahassee, Fla. on February 9-11.