The Cal Lutheran women’s golf team will field its largest team since the inception of the program in 2012 during the 2016-17 season. Three returning Regals will be joined by six talented incoming student-athletes.
In the first tournament of the fall season, the Cal Lutheran women’s golf team debuted five freshmen on the course as they placed fifth overall at the California State Intercollegiate held at Diamond Valley Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday. The Regals began competition with a team score of 314 (+26) on Monday followed by a 329 (+41) in the rain on Tuesday to finish with an overall score of 643 (+67).
The 2015-16 academic year was a memorable one for the Cal Lutheran athletics department. With 430 student-athletes occupying 460 roster spots, a number of milestones were met including the first NCAA Division III National title in school history, which was achieved by the women’s volleyball team, and an individual national champion crowned to round out the year.
Throughout the school year, much of the day-to-day focus is directed towards the successes of the Cal Lutheran athletics programs, but on Saturday, May 7, a group of 150 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 13th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
The final day of the season came to a head today at the 2016 Men’s and Women’s SCIAC Golf Championships at the Oak Valley Golf Club where the men’s race came down to the wire in one of the closest finishes in conference history.