Outstanding Golfers


Carol Semple Thompson '70 - Thompson, who has been one of the country's premier amateur players for more than four decades, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November 2008. She was also elected to the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame for 2007. She was named recipient of the 2005 PGA First Lady of Golf Award. Thompson is a veteran of 100 USGA championships, and owns seven national titles that include the 1973 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, four U.S. Senior Women's Championships and two U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships. Only legendary Bob Jones (nine), JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods (eight) have won more.

Thompson (known as the First Lady of Golf) also has competed a record 12 times in the Curtis Cup, compiling a record 18 match victories in the most prestigious women's amateur team competition. In 2002, Thompson clinched the U.S. victory by making a 27-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole.

Thompson was among the first women inducted into Hollins' Athletic Hall of Fame.

Thompson competed in the 2010 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Ann Patrick '72 - Former Virginia State Champion, Roanoke City Champion, and Richmond Champion.  2002 inductee into the Hollins' Athletic Hall of Fame

Mary Watkins '73 - Runner-up, Virginia Association Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, and 1998 inductee into Hollins' Athletic Hall of Fame.

Vicki Kasza '09 - won five tournaments during her successful career at Hollins. She finished tied for 16th place at the 2008 NCAA DIII Women's Championship in Waverly, Iowa. Vicki earned All-American Scholar and was named to the 2008 NCAA All East Region team.

Elizabeth Cheng '14 - Cheng graduated from Hollins as one of her most accomplished golfers.  During her stellar career, Cheng was named All American Scholar all four years.  The Virginia Beach native was named to the All East Region team (2012, 2013, 2014), All American (2013, 2014).  In her best season, 2013, Cheng won the Jekyll Island Collegiate tournament, the most prestigious and difficult tournament in the nation, was named All ODAC First team, ODAC Golfer of the Year, and the ODAC Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year.  That season, Cheng made the NCAA DIII National Golf Tournament field as an individual , finishing 12th.  Her senior year once again ended in All ODAC, All American, and ODAC Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year honors.