Women's Golf


Tonje  Daffinrud
Tonje Daffinrud


Tonsberg, Norway

High School:
Norges Toppidretts Gymnasium


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International Business


Daffinrud and Watton Selected as WGCA All-American Scholars

Both women have earned distinction for every year of eligibility


Daffinrud Named Summit League Female Athlete of the Month

Daffinrud Named Summit League Female Athlete of the Month

Tonje Daffinrud First Team All AmericaGet Acrobat Reader


  • 2011 and 2012 Selected to the SBC Commissioner's List for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • 2012 named to the SBC All-Conference Team.
  • Named DU's Most Valuable Freshman in 2011.
  • Won the WAC Championship Individual Title in 2013.
  • 2013 WGCA All-America Scholar Team.
  • 2013 WAC All-Academic Team.
  • 2013 Golfweek All-American Honorable Mention.
  • WAC Golfer of the Week (4/2/2013).
  • WAC Golfer of the Month (Oct. 2012).
  • 2013 First Team All-WAC.
  • 2013 WAC Player of the Year.


  • Competed in nine tournaments for the Pioneers.
  • Notches four top-5 finishes and six top-10 finishes.
  • Shot a season low of 65 at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic to finish the tournament with a second place finish.
  • Shot five rounds in the 60's and six rounds under par.
  • Finished the WAC Championships with a season low of 7-under par 209 and a first place finish.
  • Finished the season with a 73.12 average and 1.23 versus par.


  • Competed in eight tournaments for the Pioneers.
  • Notched top-10 finishes at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite and the Sun Belt Conference Championship.
  • Carded 1-over 217 at the Sun Belt Championship to finish fourth.
  • Finished the Longhorn Invite with one of her five par or better rounds of the season, tallying a 3-over 219 for the tournament.
  • Shot a season- low 71 in the second round of the Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational and in the opening round of the SBC Championship.
  • Finished the season with a 74.78 scoring average and a 2.91 versus par.


  • Competed in ten tournaments for the Pioneers.
  • Helped the Pioneers to their eighth consecutive SBC Championship.
  • Won her first collegiate individual title at the Challenge at Onion Creek, where she posted 2-under par 214.
  • Finished tied for ninth at the SBC Tournament with a 5-over par 221.
  • Posted her lowest score of 69 in the first round of the Challenge and Onion Creek.
  • Finished the season with a 76.53 scoring average and a 4.73 versus par.

Before Denver:

  • Attended Norges Toppidretts Gymnasium in Oslo.
  • Member of the Westford Golf klobb.
  • Region Champion for Flint IL Handball.
  • Played soccer for Flint IL.
  • Represented Europe at the 2009 Junior Solheim Cup.
  • Was a member of the Norwegian National Team for three years.
  • Ranked in the top five among European Junior golfers.
  • Norwegian National Champion.
  • Represented Norway at 2008 World Team Championships.
  • 2009 Runner-Up at the European Championships.
  • 2010 Runner-Up at the French Ladies Cup.


  • Born on September 19, 1991.
  • Daughter of Ivar Daffinrud and Trude Fryenberg.
  • Has one sister, Ida.
  • Enjoys all sports, working out, studying and hanging out with friends and family.
  • Chose the University of Denver because of the great team, coaches and environment.
  • International Business major.



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