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Penn State Harrisburg adds women’s golf as varsity sport

Starting fall 2017, Penn State Harrisburg will add women’s golf as the 17th NCAA Division III intercollegiate sport offered at the college.  The program will compete in the Capital Athletic Conference.

Recruiting for the women’s golf program will begin immediately under the guidance of Penn State Harrisburg men’s golf head coach Malcolm Jackson, who will take over duties as the head coach of both the men’s and women’s golf programs, effective fall 2017.

“We are very excited to add women’s golf as a varsity intercollegiate athletic program here at Penn State Harrisburg,” Penn State Harrisburg Athletic Director Rahsaan Carlton said in a press release.

“Women’s golf is an emerging sport within the NCAA Division III, and now within the Capital Athletic Conference, so we’re thrilled to offer these additional opportunities for women to compete at the college level,” he added.

Penn State Harrisburg will now offer nine varsity women’s athletic programs to go along with its roster of eight men’s varsity sports.

The CAC will now have five teams represented in the sport of women’s golf — Penn State Harrisburg, York, Marymount, Christopher Newport, and Mary Washington.

“Our mission to attract and develop young people from all over the globe is greatly enhanced with the addition of this program,” Jackson said. “I am beyond excited to spearhead the development of this program and can’t wait to see the first cohort of Penn State Harrisburg women’s golf team members tee it up next fall.”

Penn State Harrisburg’s home course will be Dauphin Highlands Golf Course.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:34

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ESPNW's Expert at PSU Harrisburg

CarolStiffCarol Stiff, vice president of content programming and integration at ESPNW, will lead a discussion on women in sports, followed by a film screening of the documentary “Venus Vs.” on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium at Penn State Harrisburg.

The discussion will include the affects of Title IX - a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

Stiff is recognized as one of the most influential people in women’s college sports, particularly in basketball, where ESPN has held exclusivity on the NCAA tournament since 1996. She focuses on integrating the content and stories from the comprehensive multi-platform ESPNW initiative, and elevating its presence across the ESPN network.

Stiff was inducted into the Connecticut Basketball Hall of Fame in April 2005; was named the “Top Advocate for Women’s Basketball” by the Tampa Tribune in 2008; in 2009 Sports Business Journal recognized her as one of the most influential executives leading the way in women’s sports; and she was awarded the 2011 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award for her commitment to women’s basketball and advancing the role of media in the game.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:55

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