The Valparaiso University women’s golf team has announced that a quartet of incoming freshmen have signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at Valpo beginning with the 2021-2022 season.
In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, former Valparaiso University student-athletes working in the medical field across the country have gone beyond the expected in their efforts to combat the virus and treat patients in need of their care.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team battled through heavy winds and unusual weather conditions to notch a dual-match victory over Grace College on Wednesday afternoon at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. Junior Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton) had the best score of the day for the Brown & Gold.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team rounded out its first event of the season on Tuesday at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Ill. Freshman Roslyn Leitner (Dundee, Ill. / Harry Jacobs) finished tied for third on the individual leaderboard.
Roslyn Leitner (Dundee, Ill. / Harry Jacobs) didn’t waste any time in making a strong first impression with the Valparaiso University women’s golf team. Playing as an individual, the freshman sits atop the leaderboard after Monday’s opening round of the 36-hole, two-day Flyer Intercollegiate. The event, hosted by Lewis University at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Ill., marks the first Valpo sporting event against outside competition in over six months.
After finishing with the second-best single-season team scoring average in program history in 2019-2020, the Valparaiso University women’s golf team is well positioned to sustain the positive momentum as the athletic calendar flips to 2020-2021.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s golf programs have announced plans for competition this fall. They will become the first Valpo teams to compete in outside competition during the 2020-2021 academic and athletic year.