Women's golf team created

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It was announced late spring semester 2013 that Carnegie Mellon will be developing the school’s first ever women’s golf team for the 2013–14 academic year. The women’s golf team will initially start out as a club team, tentatively participating at the intercollegiate level by the 2014–15 season. Director of athletics Susan Bassett is excited for the addition of the program to Carnegie Mellon’s roster of intercollegiate and club sports. “Women’s golf is an emerging sport within the NCAA and Division III and we are thrilled to offer additional opportunities for women to compete at the college level,” Bassett said in a Carnegie Mellon Athletics press release.

Interim director of athletics, physical education, and recreation Josh Centor announced on Aug. 12 that Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) veteran Missie Berteotti will take the position of women’s varsity golf head coach, according to a Carnegie Mellon Athletics press release. Berteotti, a Pittsburgh native, performed in the LPGA for 14 years, was a 1984 NCAA champion with the University of Miami, a two-time Pennsylvania state champion, and is the author of The Mental Mastery Program, an instruction manual for golf and life. “I am very excited to help develop the first women’s golf team at Carnegie Mellon University and be affiliated with this great university,” Berteotti said in a press

Student athletes interested in joining the women’s golf team should contact Berteotti at 412-268-2213.