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Sue Nyhus enters her third season with Utah Valley after spending 11 seasons at BYU.
Nyhus, a two-time Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year, guided 2006-07 BYU women's golf team to one of its most successful seasons in school history with a 17th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. That season, BYU had the ninth-best team rating in the nation and finished in the Top 5 in nine of 12 events that year.
While at BYU she coached six academic All-Scholars, two All-Americans, and one LPGA Tour player (Carrie Summerhays Roberts). She led the Cougars to NCAA Regionals six times and the NCAA Championships twice.
As a player she competed for the Cougars in the 1980s when the team had its best national finish at No. 14 and later went on to play five seasons on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour.
After graduating from BYU with a BS and MS in health education, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Sport Psychology (Psycho-social aspects of sport) in 1992.
After regaining her amateur status, Nyhus represented Utah in five USGA Women's Team Championships and eight Utah-Arizona matches. In 1997, Nyhus placed sixth individually in the USGA Women's Team Championship.
In 1996 and 1998, she was recognized as the Utah Women's Golf Association Golfer of the Year, and she is a two-time winner of the Utah State Women's Amateur (1985, 1999). Nyhus continues to compete in the summer months with her best finish to date at the 1999 USGA Women's Amateur Public Links where she was runner-up. In 2010 she won the local qualifying and once again competed in the WAPL national championship.
In 1999 she was the first woman named the Utah Golf Association Player of the Year, and she was also named the Female Golfer of the Decade by the UGA.
Nyhus and her husband, Steven, are the parents of three daughters, Stina, Kimberly, Katie.