Women's Golf Coach Kim Evans Inducted Into National Golf Coaches Association Hall Of Fame
Jan. 3, 2008
Coral Springs, Fla. - Auburn women's golf coach Kim Evans was inducted into the NGCA Hall of Fame on Sunday at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. Evans becomes the 41st member of the Coaches Hall of Fame. She was joined in the ceremony by former Arizona State golfer Amy Fruhwirth, who becomes the 51st member of the Players Hall of Fame.
"The individuals are the best part of coaching," Evans said of her golfers. "Of course everybody likes to win, but when you are dealing with individuals, and they accomplish their goals, we all come together and accomplish our team goals. When you have quality student-athletes and mix them with the game of golf, I can't see a better combination."
Evans, a native of Decatur, Ala., is currently in her 14th season at the helm of the Tigers women's golf program. In her tenure at Auburn, Evans' teams have captures 29 tournament titles, including five SEC crowns. Evans' Tigers appeared in eight straight NCAA Championships from 1996 to 2003, and have finished in the top 10 six times.
In 2002, Evans was named NGCA National Coach of the Year after finishing runner-up at the NCAA Championship and amassing a 162-7-3 record. She has also been named SEC Coach of the Year three times (1996, 2001 and 2002) and District South Coach of the Year (1996).
In the past 13 seasons, Evans has coached nine All-Americans to 20 awards, 14 All-SEC honorees to 40 awards, five SEC Players of the Year and five SEC Freshmen of the Year. In the fall of 2005, Golfweek named the Auburn women's program the fourth most successful program in the past five years.
The 2008 Tigers begin spring play on Feb. 25-27 at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz.
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