WARSAW – Grayson Kilburn has had an outstanding academic and athletic senior year. Kilburn added an award to her list of accomplishments, earning the 2019-20 Don Dicken Golf Award, as it was announced Tuesday.
Kilburn had a fine golf season for Warsaw, helping the team to a regional appearance last fall. After shooting a 91 to help Warsaw to a third-place finish at the Warsaw Sectional, Kilburn upped her game with an 89 at the East Noble Regional. Kilburn also posted a 92 at the Northern Lakes Conference Championships as the Lady Tigers placed fifth overall.
Kilburn was later named an Academic All-State selection for golf, and recently was also doubled as an Academic All-State as a diver for the Warsaw swim program. Kilburn was set to take part in girls track this spring before the IHSAA canceled the calendar. In the classroom, Kilburn carries a 4.42 GPA and is within the top 15 in her graduating class. She plans to attend the University of Iowa to study marketing and psychology.
“I am so humbled and honored to receive the Don Dicken Award because he had such a positive influence on golf and the community,” Kilburn said. “Being able to play golf all four years and represent Warsaw was such a privilege, and I want to thank my teammates, coaches, and parents for their love and support.”
The Don Dicken Golf Award is named after a local golfing legend, Don Dicken, professional at Rozella Ford Golf Club for thirty-five years. During that time, Dicken was a great promoter and supporter of the Warsaw Community High School golf teams, junior golf, and Warsaw community golf. The Don Dicken Golf Award recipients are chosen by the golf coaches and presented to the senior golfers who excel in leadership, academics, citizenship, and team effort.
Dicken was also named a golf and teaching professional and public merchandiser of the year by the Indiana PGA. Dicken retired from Rozella Ford Golf Club in 1995.
***Of note, the award was not issued to a male golfer this season because there was not a boys golf season this spring.