Women's golf program to begin this fall
SPORTS | The University will sponsor women’s golf at the varsity level for the first time in school history next fall, and the Blue Hens have tabbed Georgetown University head coach Patty Post to lead the program.
It will be the first new sport at UD since women’s rowing was added before the 1998-99 season.
The golf program, whose home course will be White Clay Creek Country Club in Stanton, Del., will begin official action in September and will compete for the Colonial Athletic Association championship in 2012. The Blue Hens will join the 10 current CAA women’s golf members—Georgia State (the defending champion), James Madison, University of North Carolina Wilmington, William & Mary, Old Dominion, Hofstra, Towson, Richmond, Dayton and Xavier.
“We are excited that we can provide young women with the opportunity to compete at the highest level of collegiate golf here at the University of Delaware,” says Bernard Muir, director of athletics and recreation services.
“Women’s golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the NCAA, and we are thrilled to join that growing list. We are fortunate to have someone with Patty’s experience join our program. She has proven herself at the Division I level, and her enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport will be vital as she leads the program from its infancy.”
Post spent six years as a teaching professional and a player before joining Georgetown University as the women’s golf head coach in 2006, where she guided a young program that has become one of the best in the Big East Conference and in the region.
“I am very excited for the opportunity at the University of Delaware,” Post says. “I think we have the right combination of facilities, University support, coaching staff and overall environment here in Newark to be a Top 80-100 program in the first few years.”
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