The University of Toledo women’s golf program has received the 2020 Women’s Golf Coaches Association’s Kim Moore Spirit Award.
“We are honored to be one of the Kim Moore Spirit Award recipients because Kim is an inspiration to all of us,” Head Coach Jenny Coluccio said. “Our 2019-20 season was a difficult one, not just for our team, but for everyone in college golf. We hope that our story has been an inspiration and motivation for others, and that is why we’re proud to share what we have been going through.
“I want to thank my team with the way they have been a rock for each other, held their heads high, and continued to use golf as a vehicle to help us move forward. I also want to thank our mental health, athletic training and administrative staff for helping us through our tough times.”
This award is dedicated to Kim Moore, who played golf for the University of Indianapolis (1999-2003). Moore was an inspiration to all as she persevered through many physical challenges while playing collegiate golf. Her positive outlook and dedication toward the game was only out done by her sense of humor and passion for the game.
The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor a student-athlete or coach who exemplifies a great spirit toward the game of golf, a positive attitude on and off the golf course, a role model for her team, and mental toughness in facing challenges.
In addition to the Rockets being honored in the team category, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association also honored Furman senior Carly Burkhardt and North Carolina State’s Head Coach Page Marsh.
For more information on the adversity and challenges the Rockets faced throughout the season, read Coluccio’s Rocket blog.