UGA assistant to lead Sooner women

Georgia coach Veronique Drouin during the Women's Division I Golf Championships
Georgia coach Veronique Drouin during the Women's Division I Golf Championships ( Tracy Wilcox )

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Veronique Drouin, who has been an assistant coach at Georgia for the last four years, is the new head women’s golf coach at Oklahoma. She replaces Carol Ludvigson, who resigned this spring after 24 seasons.

During Drouin’s first full season at Georgia, 2006, the Bulldogs won the Fall Preview and the SEC Championship. Drouin also served as interim head coach during the 2007 Central Regional and NCAA Championships, leading the Bulldogs to second and eighth place finishes, respectively.

During her tenure at UGA, the team notched three top-10 finishes at the national championships.

“The quality of the people is probably the thing that was most attractive to me,” Drouin said. “But I can’t say enough about how big Oklahoma is in the academic and athletic world. The facilities are great, the department is definitely one of the best and the university has a wonderful reputation. When you add in the commitment to excellence it’s really an exceptional situation.”

Prior to joining the Georgia, Drouin was the 2003 MAC Golfer of the Year and a three-time first-team All-MAC performer at Kent State.