Women's Golf |
June 6, 2012
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati Director of Golf Janet Carl has been elected the President of the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), the organization announced on June 1. Carl has served as vice president since 2010.
Carl, a class A member of the LPGA, also serves as Vice President of the Mid-West Section of the LPGA and the BIG EAST Golf Coaches Association. Carl was named to the Board of Coaches within the NCAA's Alliance of Women's Coaches in May, 2011. The Alliance, which is not sport-specific, will serve as a resource for women who are either currently coaching or aspire to break into the coaching ranks.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have been elected into this position by my peers,” Carl said. “I think it speaks volumes for our University and our Athletic Department, in the progress that we have made on the field, in the classroom and in the community. This position requires someone to understand coaching at all levels, to be able to focus on what is the most important to our sport and then have the creativity and leadership to get things done. I look forward to helping shape that future for all the athletes in that compete in our country, including the UC women's golf team.”
Prior to her appointment at UC, Carl served as golf coach at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, Ky., from 1999-2001, winning Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year honors all three years and Cincinnati Post Coach of the Year twice. She came to the Cincinnati area in 1993 and served in various positions within the golf community prior to taking the post at Notre Dame Academy.
The graduate of the University of Alabama served as the assistant director of the LPGA Junior Girls Golf Clubs in 1994 before being named executive director. She is a Class A member of LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals. Carl was also an instructor in Mexico, Georgia, Vermont, and Florida. She currently teaches at the Golf Ranch in Burlington, Ky., and golf schools at Pine Needles Resort and Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C.
Carl's 2012 Bearcats won the Dayton Fall Invitational, in addition to placing third at the Marsh Landing Invitational, where sophomore Andrea Malek
finished third in the individual competition. Malek went on to garner All-BIG EAST Conference accolades, which marks the third-consecutive season that UC has placed a player on the all-conference team.
About the National Golf Coaches Association
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.