Greensboro College to add women’s golf
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Greensboro College has announced it will add intercollegiate women’s golf and begin competing this fall.
“We studied the feasibility of adding teams this fall and felt that women’s golf would be a great fit at GC,” said Pride athletics director Jean Lojko.
Greensboro College president Dr. Lawrence Czarda added this will be an easy transition for the athletic department.
“There’s no facilities issue – Greensboro and the Triad are a golf-rich environment,” Czarda said. “For a minimal investment – two assistant-coach positions, travel and recruiting – we’re building on existing, strong programs and facilities, and we’re adding gender equity. And our research shows that the kind of student-athlete who typically excels in these sports perfectly fits our profile.”
The USA South does not sponsor either sport. In women’s golf, however, USAS member Methodist competes. A number of other conference members are considering adding the sport.
“We have one of the best men’s golf programs in the nation,” Lojko said. “We’re confident we can build a strong women’s team under Dirk Fennie’s leadership. Like the men’s program, the team will use the Bryan Park practice facility. We already have a few women golfers on campus who are excited about competing.”
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