Nov. 29, 2011
CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA - UCLA Women's Golf Coach Carrie Forsyth will be inducted into the NGCA Hall of Fame on Tues., December 6, 2011. The induction ceremony will take place at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Forsyth becomes the 44th member and joins former UCLA coaching legend Jackie Tobian Steinmann in the NGCA Coaches Hall of Fame.
In 12 and-a-half seasons, Forsyth has established the UCLA women's golf program as a perennial national powerhouse.
She has guided the Bruins to NCAA team championships in 2004 and 2011, six NCAA Regional crowns, three conference titles and 43 tournament victories. In addition, the Bruins have continued three important streaks, all school records: 11 straight NCAA Championship berths, and 10 straight regional and conference podium finishes.
Many of her former players are competing professionally, including LPGA members Jane Park, Maria Jose Uribe, Ryann O'Toole, Tiffany Joh, Sydnee Michaels, Mo Martin and Giulia Sergas. In addition, Hannah Jun played on the Ladies European Tour in 2011 and in August, O'Toole became the first UCLA graduate to earn a spot on the Solheim Cup Team.
Overall, Forsyth has tutored 15 different players who have earned 24 All-America certificates, including a dozen first-team selections. On the conference side, Forsyth has coached 11 different first-team all-conference selections, including a pair of Pac-10 Players of the Year and three Pac-10 Newcomers of the Year. A total of 21 different players have earned all-conference certificates under Forsyth's guidance. Finally, 14 players have won 25 tournament titles in the Forsyth Era, including Lee Lopez and Tiffany Lua who were first-time winners in 2010-11.
In USGA events, Forsyth has coached a pair of U.S. Women's Amateur champions in Park and Uribe, and two other players -- Joh and senior Brianna Do -- have won three U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks titles. Do won the USWAPL championship in July.
Forsyth's players also succeed in the classroom. Eighteen of her players have earned their degrees, including five of the aforementioned professionals. Seven of those 18 players earned their diplomas in four years. Ten different players have earned mention on the Pac-10 All-Academic Team and two players earned NGCA All-Scholar honors. Twice, the UCLA women's golf program has earned a 100% NCAA APR mark, meaning all of its eligible players graduated.
Following the Bruins' NCAA title in 2004, Forsyth was named NGCA Coach of the Year, becoming the second UCLA coach, alongside Tobian Steinmann, to earn the honor. She also has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times (2002, '04, '05 and '11).
In 2011, the Bruins won their second NCAA team title under Forsyth's leadership, raising the school's total to 107, 36 in women's athletics. Both of those figures are national leaders. They also won five other tournament titles, including the NCAA Central Regional, the inaugural Pac-10/SEC Challenge and their second straight Bruin Wave Invitational. The Bruins' entire lineup earned All-America and all-conference honors, and each player was named to UCLA's Director's Honor Roll at least once. Three players -- junior Stephanie Kono and sophomores Lopez and Lua -- won individual titles. Finally, Forsyth was selected as the Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the fourth time and she earned GolfWeek's National Coach of the Year award.