Baldwin Wallace University Women's Golf
The Baldwin Wallace University women's golf will be in its 13th season of existence in 2011-2012. The Yellow Jackets won the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference title and finished 15th at the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
Since its inception, the BW has been one of the most successful programs in the OAC with three OAC titles (1999-2000, 2000-2001 and last season). The program started strong as it captured back-to-back OAC titles in 2000 and 2001. During the 2000 championship year, then senior Natalie Rishert '00 earned medalist honors at the OAC Tournament at Turnberry Golf Club in Pickerington. The 2000 squad finished seventh at the NCAA Championship Tournament. A year later, the 2001 team placed 10th at the NCAA tourney.
The 2010-11 Successful is Unparalleled
In 2010-11, the Yellow Jackets compiled an impressive 83-18 overall record and won five tournament titles (in 12 total events), including the OAC crown.
Become A Part of the Team
"There are a lot of reasons why it is a great time to become part of the BW womenís golf team ," said Head Coach Alyson Campbell. "We had great success in 2010-11 and had a lot of fun accomplishing goals, winning invitational titles, the OAC championship and competing at the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
"Just 12 years ago the program won back-to-back conference championships and finished in the Top-10 in the nation. Itís our goal to get the program back to that point," said Campbell. "We made some great strides and our goal for 2011-12 will be to repeat as OAC champions, qualify for the NCAA tourney and finish higher than last season. . The future looks very bright for the golf program here at BW ."
The Type of Player BW is Looking For
"It is very important in the recruiting process that we find not only good golfers, but good golfers that will be able to contribute to the BW community as a whole," said Campbell.
2001 OAC Champions
"First and foremost, we stress that the term student-athlete means being a student first and an athlete second," noted Campbell. "Golfers that come to BW will eventually go pro in something other than playing on the LPGA tour. It is very important to stress academics and have golfers that are serious about their academics. We also stress teamwork. Even though golf can be viewed as an individual sport, we believe that itís better to have a close knit team that can overcome any obstacle that is placed in front of it."
A Unique Course Advantage
"I think we actually have a unique advantage when it comes to practice courses," said Campbell. "We have such a wide variety of courses in the area to choose from. Also, we decide where we want to practice for the week based on what type of course we will be playing on for the upcoming weekend tournament. We play courses anywhere from the Columbia Hills Country Club in Columbia Station, to the Fox Meadow and Weymouth country clubs in Medina, to Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake to Big Met in the Cleveland Metroparks system. It all depends on what we are trying to prepare for that week."