January 5, 1999
LOS ANGELES - UCLA women's golf coach Jackie Tobian-Steinmann, who guided the Bruins to the 1991 NCAA championship, will receive the 1999 Rolex/Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award for the second time in her career, the National Golf Coaches Association announced.
Tobian-Steinmann, who received the inaugural award in 1986, has enjoyed a distinguished career at UCLA, leading the Bruins to 43 tournament victories and five Pacific-10 Conference titles. She has been named a regional or national coach of the year six times, most recently in 1996 by the NCGA, an organization that she founded.
The Rolex/Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award is collegiate golf's highest honor, recognizing the recipient for "outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty."
In addition to the NCGA, of which she served as president for eight years, Tobian-Steinmann earned the 1989 LPGA Coach of the Year award, she was inducted into the Collegiate Women's Golf Hall of Fame and she has served on the Rolex Executive Committee for the College Golf Foundation and the Rolex Coaches Council. She has also been a longtime member of the California State Amateur Committee.
Tobian-Steinmann, who has coached the Bruins since 1977, will retire effective June 30, 1999.