COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs Athletic Director Steve Kirkham is pleased to announce the hiring of Sadie Farnsworth as the first Head Women's Golf Coach in UCCS history.
Farnsworth will lead the Mountain Lions in the inaugural season in 2013-14 after a successful playing career at Colorado Mesa University.
"After taking some time away from golf to start my family, I couldn't be more excited to get back into it with UCCS and the inaugural women's golf team," Farnsworth said. "I am anxious to get out on the course with the girls and start what I hope will become a very successful program in the RMAC. I am honored that Athletic Director Kirkham has instilled his trust in me to take on this responsibility, and I look forward to working alongside Men's Head Coach Phil Trujillo and hope to mirror the success he has had with the men's program."
Farnsworth was the team captain at Colorado Mesa in the 2008-09 season. She holds the Maverick record for lowest round against par and is sixth in CMU records in career win-loss percentage and seventh in career rounds played. Farnsworth led Colorado Mesa to the NCAA regional tournament and was an RMAC Second Team selection in her senior season.
Farnsworth was the RMAC Academic Golfer of the Year, the Colorado Mesa RMAC Honor Student-Athlete in 2009 and was a three-time member of the RMAC All-Academic Teams. She earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology and exercise science in 2009.
"We are very excited to have Sadie with her playing background at the Division II level and in the RMAC," Kirkham said. "She exemplified our philosophy as a student-athlete at Colorado Mesa with her accolades on the course and in the classroom. We are pleased that she will be the first coach in the programs history."
UCCS will sponsor women's golf for the first time as an NCAA sport in 2013-14 and increase its varsity total to 14 teams. The Mountain Lions will be one of 10 RMAC schools with women's golf next season.