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Alina Ching
Alina Ching

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

High School:
Punahou School

Height:
5-6

Experience:
3V

07/22/2014

77 Waves Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Status

More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

05/10/2014

Women's Golf Has Season End at NCAA East Regional

Grace Na tied for seventh place to lead the Waves.

05/09/2014

Women's Golf in 10th Place After Two Rounds of East Regional

The Waves have some ground to make up as they try to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

05/08/2014

Women's Golf Tied for Ninth After Round One of NCAA East Regional

The Waves have advanced to the NCAA Championships in 11 of their previous 15 regional trips.

03/12/2014

Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/3-4/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the 2014 Bruin Wave Invitational, at which Pepperdine finished second.

02/19/2014

Women's Golf at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (2/19/2014)

Jeff Golden photos from the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

05/22/2012

2012 NCAA Women's Golf Championships

Photos of the Waves by Paul Levy, taken at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., from May 22-25.

04/18/2012

Women's Golf at WCC Championships (4/16-18/2012)

Photos of the Waves winning their 11th straight WCC title at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, Calif.

03/16/2012

Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/5-6/2012)

Jeff Golden and Athletic Communications photos from the Waves' first-place finish.

Alina Ching Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: A two-time All-WCC first team selection ... Through three seasons has a career stroke average of 76.10 ... Through 29 tournaments and 87 rounds, has had six top-10 and 11 top-20 finishes.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Made All-WCC honorable mention as a junior ... Averaged 76.52 strokes in 27 rounds ... Was in the lineup for nine of 10 tournaments ... Had four top-20 finishes ... Best finishes were 14th at the WCC Championships (71-78-83=232) and a tie for 14th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (71-78-78=227) ... Best round was a 2-under 69 in the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate ... Tied for 89th at the NCAA East Regional (73-78-77=228) ... Made the WCC All-Academic first team ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Earned a spot on the All-WCC first team again as a sophomore ... Averaged 77.17 strokes ... Played in all 10 events and 30 rounds ... Finished in the top 10 (and top 20) twice ... Tied for third at the WCC Championships (73-69-80=222) ... Took fourth place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a 3-under 213 (71-72-70) ... The 3-under 69 in the second round of the WCC Championships was a season best ... Tied for 99th at the NCAA West Regional (77-75-83=235) ... Named to the WCC All-Academic first team ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Named the WCC Freshman of the Year, the 13th straight Wave to win the award ... Also picked to the All-WCC first team ... Finished second on the squad with a 74.67 stroke average ... Ranked #66 by Golfstat and #74 by Golfweek/Sagarin ... Named the WCC's Player of the Month for both February and March ... Competed at 10 tournaments and in 30 rounds ... Had four top-10 and five top-20 results ... After a 76.00 average in three fall tournaments, averaged 74.10 in the spring ... Had the team's top score at four of seven spring tournaments (and five times overall) ... Placed second at the `Anuenue Spring Break Classic with a season-best 2-over 218 (69-72-77) ... Also took second at the Bruin Wave Invitational (71-74-73=218) ... Placed fifth at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (71-74-73=218) ... Tied for sixth at the WCC Championships (76-72-77) ... Had 3-under 69s in the second round of the Bruin Wave Invitationaland the first round of the `Anuenue Spring Break Classic ... Tied for 41st at the NCAA West Regional (73-79-72==224) ... Led the team and tied for 21st at the NCAA Championships (74-73-73-74=294) ... Off the course, was named an NGCA All-American Scholar, was awarded WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors status and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Played in the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur ... Had top 10 finishes at the Junior World Golf Championships from 2008-10 ... Became the first woman to make the third round of the Manoa Cup (Hawaii's top men's amateur tournament) in 2010, breaking Michelle Wie's record ... Played in the USGA Girls Junior Amateur Championship in 2008 and 2009 ... Played for the Hawaii team that won the Girls Junior America's Cup in 2010 ... Ranked 26th on the Junior Golf Scoreboard when she signed her letter-of-intent in November 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Punahou School, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2011 ... Won the 2010 Interscholastic League of Honolulu title and was the IHL player of the year ... Earned all-state first team honors in 2011 ... Team won four state championships and four IHL titles ... Graduated with honors.

PERSONAL: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Daughter of Steve and Kori Ching ... Has one sibling, Alex, who was an All-American golfer at WCC rival San Diego ... Alina and Alex were both named the WCC's Golfers of the Month for March 2012 ... Has a cousin, Peter Phillips, that attended Pepperdine ... Najoring in psychology with a minor in accounting ... Studied abroad in London in summer 2013 ... Lists her most thrilling moment in golf as her hole-in-one at the PGA National course in Florida ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the balance between academics and athletics."

FAVORITES: Favorites include Adam Scott (pro golfer), Pebble Beach (golf course), Just Go With It (movie), New Girl(TV show), Bruno Mars (musical artist) and tennis and surfing (sports other than golf) ... Favorite things about golf are "the values that the game teaches you such as honesty, integrity and patience."

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