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Kincer to be Inducted into Methodist University Athletics Hall of Fame

Kim Kincer

The Methodist University Department of Athletics will induct its 15th class into the Hall of Fame Friday, Nov. 2 as part of the annual Homecoming festivities.

The Methodist University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics initiated the Methodist Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. The selection process is maintained and administered by a committee in conjunction with the Methodist University Athletic Booster Club. To be nominated, the inductees have to be athletes, coaches, or administrators who have compiled an outstanding career at Methodist and/or since leaving Methodist.

Inductees become eligible for the prestigious honor five years after completing their eligibility and must have been of good character. Coaches and administrators become eligible for nomination two years after leaving the department unless they have 15 years of service or more in which they would become eligible immediately upon their departure. Currently, the Methodist Athletic Hall of Fame has 14 classes with 61 members.

Among the six inductees this fall is EKU's own PGA/Golf Management Director, Ms. Kim Kincer.  Kincer won five national championships in five years at the helm of the Methodist women's golf team from 1998-2002. She is a three-time Regional Coach of the Year (2000, 2001, 2002) and in 2001 was named the NGCA National Coach of the Year. Kincer coached the women to 12 First-Team All American honors (18 All-Americans total) and set many team scoring records.

Kincer's litany of coaching accomplishments runs deep: 

  • Five NCAA Division III National Championship wins
  • Four  NCAA Division III Player of the Year honorees
  • Coached two NCAA Division III Individual Champions
  • 18 National Golf Coach Association (NGCA) All-Americans
  • Eight NGCA All-America Scholar Athletes
  • 13 tournament wins
  • First-round record of 299 in NCAA Division III National Championship
  • Four-round record of 1,214 in NCAA D-III National Championship (11-year record still stands)
  • 100% graduation rate of athletes

Kincer has also been honored as the 2001 NGCA National Coach of the Year, 3-time NGCA Regional Coach of the Year (Region 1; 2000, 2001, 2002), and 4-time Golfweek Coach of the Year (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002).

“Coaching the women’s golf team at Methodist University for five years is one of the highlights of my career," said Kincer. "Working with the young women on the team was very special. It is a thrill to be an inductee to the Methodist University Athletic Hall of Fame. While it is an honor for me, the award really goes to the players that I coached. They all worked so hard to help the team achieve so much.”

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., on November 2. 

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Published on August 01, 2012

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