Number of Student-Athletes: 10
Number of Scholarships Allowed by the NCAA: 6
2016-17 Cost to Fund Women’s Golf Scholarships: $314,566
Number of Endowed Scholarships Currently Funded: 2
The women’s golf program at Virginia was started after William Eacho, Jr. made a $1.4 million pledge in 2001 to create funding for the program’s initial scholarships.
In just 13 years of existence, the UVA women’s golf team has quickly grown to be one of the nation’s best programs. In 2016 the Cavaliers won their second consecutive ACC team championship and Lauren Coughlin won Virginia’s second individual ACC title. UVA has advanced to the NCAA Regional 12 times and qualified for the NCAA Championships eight times. Virginia posted back-to-back fourth-place finishes in 2011 and 2012. Head coach Kim Lewellen has directed the Cavaliers to the postseason in all nine of her seasons at UVA. Cavalier golfers have earned All-America accolades 13 times in the program’s short history.
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Thanks to gifts totaling $850,000, in 2005 Virginia opened the Lew Oehmig Short Game Practice Facility at Birdwood Golf Course. The Pete Dye designed facility features a large practice green, a chipping green, practice bunkers and several target greens. The facility allows the members of the UVA men’s and women’s teams to work on their short games year-round. A fundraising campaign is currently underway to build a support building and practice facility for the golf teams.
Donations to the Virginia Athletics Foundation directed to Friends Of Women’s Golf provide operational and scholarship support for the program.
For more information on how to support Virginia golf, contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation.