BLACKSBURG, VA—Carol Robertson, the Old Dominion University head women’s golf coach the past two seasons has been named head coach for the new women’s golf program at Virginia Tech which will begin play in the fall of 2015.
”Carol has done a tremendous job for our ODU women's golf program in her short tenure. We will miss her but will always be grateful for the accomplishments she helped our student athletes and program achieve.” – Dr. Wood Selig, ODU Director of Athletics
“ The competitive excellence of our women’s golf program achieved both on the course and in the classroom under Carol Robertson has never been reached here previously. She embodied everything we want from a coach. A staunch advocate for women’s golf and at the same time she built great relationships within the community. I wish Carol well in her future endeavors at Virginia Tech as she will always be a part of our Monarch family.” Bruce Stewart – ODU Assoc. Athletic Director.
Robertson’s Lady Monarchs won tournaments at Xavier and UNC Wilmington and ranked among the nation’s top 60 this season as they had four second place and two third place tournament finishes along with a seventh place at the C-USA Championships.
Two of her student athletes, Samantha Morrell and Elizabeth Haycock earned numerous honors. Morrell was named recipient of the Tom Scott award by the Norfolk Sports Club as ODU’s top senior athlete, and was named the Alumni Association’s Female Athlete of the Year. Haycock was named to C-USA’s third team All-Conference and won two tournaments during the season.
In the classroom, the women's golf team was recognized for the second consecutive year by the NCAA for earning a perfect score of 1000 in the latest NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate. The Lady Monarch golfers also repeated with the highest overall GPA (Grade Point Average) for the 2012-13 academic year among ODU's 18 athletic teams with a 3.29 average.
Robertson is a two-time CAA Player of the Year, in 2003 and 2004, and a three time first team All-CAA selection. She was the Conference medalist in 2003, and twice qualified for the NCAA East Region. She was also selected as one of 25 selected to the CAA's Silver Anniversary team for women's golf.
Robertson played on the LPGA Future's Tour from 2007-09, and was an assistant golf coach at James Madison for the 2005-06 season. Robertson was one of five collegiate women golfers chosen to represent the USA in the Collegiate World Championships, and in 2006 was the Women's Amateur Golf Champion for the State of Virginia. She was selected NGCA (National Golf Coaches Association) All-American Scholar Athlete in 2005.
A national search for her replacement will begin immediately.