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May 13, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. (HokieSports.com) – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver has announced that the school will start a women’s golf program, which will begin to compete as a team in the fall of 2015. Women’s golf will become the school’s 22nd intercollegiate sports program.
“I believe that adding women’s golf at Virginia Tech is a natural progression in our athletics department,” Weaver said. “Our new women’s golf program will fit nicely into the scope of our other teams and will only enhance the overall unit. Women’s golf in the Atlantic Coast Conference is played at the highest level in the nation and we aim to have this program among the best in the league in the very near future.”
The school will immediately begin a national search for a head coach. It is hoped that the new coach will be named by July 1, 2013. The coach will begin work in the summer of 2013 and will take the 2013-14 academic year to recruit student-athletes and build the program.
“We have been working toward this day since joining the ACC, but wanted to make sure that eveything was in place for this program to succeed before starting this process publicly,” Weaver said. “Our men’s golf program has proven that golf at Virginia Tech can be highly successful.”