Women¡¯s Golf Coach St. Pierre to Coach U.S. in World University Games
Torino, Italy; September 5, 2006 - Penn State head women¡¯s golf coach Denise St. Pierre will coach the United States women¡¯s golf team at the World University Games being held in Torino, Italy this week. This is the second time in her career that St. Pierre is coaching the U.S. team at the World University Games, as she also held the honor in 2004, when the games were held in Thailand.
St. Pierre, the outgoing President of the National Golf Coaches¡¯ Association, is entering her 14th season as head coach of the Nittany Lion women¡¯s golf program. She was recently instrumental in organizing a fundraiser through the NGCA to build a new home in hurricane ravaged New Orleans for a family through Habitat for Humanity. She was also recently a recipient of the NGCA Founders Award.
¡°I am excited about the opportunity to coach some of the elite players in collegiate golf as we represent the United States at the World University Games in Turin, Italy,¡± said St. Pierre. ¡°I was fortunate to coach in the 2004 Games in Thailand and look forward to being a part of another successful team and rewarding experience.¡±
While in Italy, St. Pierre will coach five amateur golfers from five different college or universities from around the country that make up the U.S. squad. Those five golfers included Sara Brown of Michigan State, Selanee Henderson of UC-Irvine, Angie Hill of the College of Charleston, Stacy Lewis of Arkansas, and Renee Skidmore of Idaho.
More information on the World University Games and the competition this week can be found at the website below.