On May 14, the Women’s Golf Association honored Coach Julie Garner and five Rollins College student-athletes.
(Left to right) Paige Lyle’17, Madison Lellyo ’18, Coach Julie Garner, Annie Dulman ’16, Kally Leadbetter ’16, and Lexie Toth ’18. (Photo courtesy of Rollins Athletics)
Rollins College boasted five All-Americans and the National Freshman, Player and Coach of the Year at the Women’s Golf Coach Association (WGCA) Awards Ceremony on Thursday.
Annie Dulman ’16 was named the WGCA Ping co-National Player of the Year, Madison Lellyo ’18 was named the National Freshman of the Year and for the third time, Julie Garner earned WGCA Golf Pride National Coach of the Year honors.
Dulman and Lellyo were joined on the WGCA First Team All-America list by Lexie Toth ’18. Hally Leadbetter ’16 was named Second Team All-America and Paige Lyle ’17 took All-America Honorable Mention honors.
Garner has been the coach of the Tars for nearly three decades and this season has led Rollins to a No. 1 national ranking. She also earned the top coaching award in 2003 and 2006.
Dulman was the National Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year in 2013 and this year was again named the top golfer in Division II. She shared the award with Jessica Bradley of Lynn University, who was the 2014 Player of the Year.
This marks the eighth time since 1996 a Tar was named the National Player of the Year. Dulman took the award in 2013 and prior to that, Charlotte Campbell ’06 won four-straight seasons. Jennifer Beames ’03 won in 2000 and Cherie Hansen ’96 took the inaugural awards in 1996.
Rollins also has an illustrious history in the Freshman of the Year Award. Adding to Lellyo’s honor, Dulman won in 2013, Campbell in 2003 and Beames in 2000.
The Tars are tied for second midway through the NCAA Division II National Championship, hosted by Grand Valley State in Allendale, Michigan.