NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Cal State Northridge has announced that Annie Young, who led the women's golf program at Oklahoma State from 2008 through 2011, has been named head women's golf coach.
"Annie's experience as head coach at Oklahoma State positions our new coach and program for success in the future," said Cal State Northridge Director of Athletics Rick Mazzuto. "After an extensive search, I am confident that our women's golf program, under Coach Young's leadership, will consistently be among the best programs in the Big West Conference."
In her time at Oklahoma State, Young led the Cowgirls to a pair of top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships as well as the 2009 Big 12 Conference championship. She also coached OSU's first NCAA women's individual champion in 2010 when Caroline Hedwall took home top honors. Five players earned All-America honors under Young's tutelage including Pernilla Lindberg who finished third at the 2009 NCAA Championships.
"I am excited and grateful for the opportunity that Rick Mazzuto has given me to coach at CSUN," said Young. "I look forward to working with the women on the team and helping them reach their goals."
One of the most decorated players in Cowgirl golf history, Young earned first-team All-America honors and was the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2005. She was the individual medalist in leading OSU to the team title at the Big 12 Women's Golf Championship and helped the Cowgirls to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Young's career also included a 2004 Big 12 individual title, and she was a three-time All-Big 12 performer (2003-05). In 2004, she helped OSU to a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships, which marked the best finish in Cowgirl golf history.
As an amateur, Young competed in the U.S. Women's Open in 2003 and led the United States to a win in the 2004 Curtis Cup. She won the 2002 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in Sunriver, Ore. The win also qualified her for the 102nd U.S. Women's Amateur. As a professional, Young has competed on the LPGA, Duramed Futures and Cactus Tours.
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