2011-12 - Senior: Finished with a career-best 77.67 stroke average in 36 rounds ... One of three golfers to compete in all 12 tournaments and led the Illini at two events ... Recorded three top-25 finishes, including a T-13th at the Eagle Landing Invitational, a T-18th at the Hoosier Fall Invitational and placing 24th at the Fighting Camel Fall Classic ... Matched a career-low tournament total of 221 (+5) at the Eagle Landing Invitational and earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors for the first time following the event ... Turned in a season-low round of 73 three times.
2010-11 - Junior: Registered a 78.70 stroke average in 23 rounds ... Traveled to eight tournaments for the year, and all six spring tournaments, including the NCAA Central Regional Championship ... Tallied her highest finish as an Illini at the Challenge at Onion Creek, placing in a tie for 11th ... Also at the Challenge at Onion Creek, carded her lowest career round, an even-par 70 during the second round, and career low tournament total of 221, 11-over par.
2009-10 - Sophomore: Had an 78.26 stroke average in 19 rounds ... Posted her highest finish as an Illini at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate, placing in a tie for 15th ... Had her career low individual round of 74 in the third round of the Challenge at Onion Creek and in the second round of the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational ... Had her career low tournament total of 225 at the Challenge at Onion Creek.
2008-09 - Freshman: Had an 83.21 stroke average in 19 rounds ... Competed in six tournaments, including as an individual at the Lady Northern ... Fired back-to-back season-low rounds of 76 at the Eagle Landing Invitational and notched her best tournament total (231) and finish (T-40th) of the season ... Placed 11th in LA City with 4 over par for 36 holes in the summer ... Was in the Top 20 in Long Beach City.
Spring Series Champion on the Southern California PGA Junior Tour ... Four-time Antelope Valley CC Girls Junior Club Champion ... 2006 Pasadena City Championship Winner ... 2007 Junior Amateur Golf Scholar Medalist ... Western All-Star Team Member ... Went undefeated in 34 Golden League matches to become conference champion in 2006 and 2007 ... Earned four varsity letters in golf (2004-07) ... Team captain from 2005-07 ... Member of National Honor Society.
Born Nov. 17, 1990 ... Daughter of Anthony and Andrea Dilger ... Double majoring in Marketing and Entreprenuership ... Her father's cousin is former NFL and Illini great Ken Dilger ... Favorite golfer is Phil Mickelson ... Her biggest thrill in sports is the competition and the feeling she gets right before teeing off on the first hole ... Plans to go to law school after graduation.
Dilger's Career Statistics (Through 2011-12)
Year Events Rds. Strokes Avg. Low Rd. Low Tour.
2008-09 6 19 1,581 83.21 76 (2x) 231
2009-10 6 19 1,487 78.26 74 225
2010-11 8 23 1,810 78.70 70 221
2011-12 12 36 2,796 77.67 73 (3x) 221
Totals 32 97 7,674 79.11 70 221 (2x)
Best Finish: T-11th -- Challenge at Onion Creek (Nov. 1-2, 2010)
Low Round: 70 (Round 2) -- Challenge at Onion Creek (Nov. 1, 2010)
Low 54-Hole Score: 221 -- Twice (last at Eagle Landing Invitational; March 9-11, 2012)
Low 72-Hole Score: 319 -- Twice (last at Big Ten Championships; April 22-24, 2011)
Updated May 2012
Getting to Know Katelin...
I chose Illinois because: Strong tradition, strong academics, strong athletics
My favorite place on campus and why: The Quad-it's so pretty
My best memory as an Illni is: Anytime being away from campus and meeting people just because I'm an Illini
Being a Fighting Illini means: Being a part of a lot of tradition and having a huge Illini family
Funniest teammate: Kaitlyn Wampler
Best dressed teammate We all have our unique style
Something I have to bring on every road trip: My nook
Pre-round superstitions: I have to make a three foot putt as my last putt before I tee it up
Favorite course Tijeras Creek
Favorite club: My scotty cameron of course
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your own team): Ken Dilger
Favorite sports team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory!
Favorite book: I pretty much love all books
Favorite food: Italian or chips and salsa
Favorite activity outside golf reading or shopping
Favorite restaurant: Papa Dels
Favorite band: Lady Gaga
Longest Drive: 290 at Rancho Vista with no wind!
Most memorable putt: 22 putts for 18 holes at Junior World
My dream foursome: Just my family
Dream Job: Marketing Rep. for Scotty Cameron
Unique or quirky habit: None
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Rachel McAdams
Super power I would most like to have: Invisible
Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Homemade spaghetti
Person I would most like to spend a day with: Lady Gaga
If I was on a reality show it would be: Laguna Beach just because I'm from Southern Cal.
Best playlist on my iPod: Keep it just on shuffle
If I weren't a golfer, I would play: Swim
One thing I can't go a day without: My cellphone
One thing I've always dreamt about doing: Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef
Three words that describe me are: Outgoing, Organized, Straightforward
Career Plans: Be a marketing rep. for a big firm