Tulsa, Oklahoma — The University of Tulsa named Sarah Bradley to the position of assistant women’s golf coach, it was officially announced today by head coach Emilee Klein-Gille.
Bradley spent last spring as assistant women’s golf coach at Colorado State University. Before that, she spent eight months at the LPGA Qualifying School and since 2005 competed around the world as a New Zealand Golf Representative.
"We’re excited to have Sarah as part of our golf program," said Klein-Gille. "Sarah adds a lot to our golf program. Being from New Zealand, she brings an international aspect that is tremendous for us. She has also played at a high level, and that was something very important to me. With my playing background, I felt like we needed someone else also at a high level of playing ability so that the players would trust us both on the golf course."
"Sarah works extremely hard in teaching and recruiting. We both want to win, so I think both of our positive attitudes fit well into this program," added Klein-Gille.
Bradley began her collegiate career in 2006 at Oklahoma State, where she became just the fourth freshman in school history to earn all-Big 12 Conference team honors. She was named to the conference all-tournament team, while placing fourth at the Big 12 Championship. Bradley scored a career-best 69 in her first collegiate round of golf, and went on to finish third on the team with a 75.9 stroke average. She finished in 15th place at the NCAA West Regional as a freshman.
A native of New Zealand, Bradley played the 2007 fall season at Oklahoma State and following a year away from the game she enrolled at Kent State University for the 2009-10 campaign. At Kent State, Bradley turned in a stroke average of 77.6 in 36 rounds in her first season with the Golden Flashes.
"Sarah understands what a lot of our players are going through, especially since she’s been out of college only few years. She can relate to the players in a different way than I can, and I think that definitely benefits our team. I also believe that her playing at a high level in college –playing at Oklahoma State, and then going to Kent State and playing well there after she had her car accident — she knows what it takes to be a really good collegiate player. She can reiterate that to the players," said Klein-Gille.
Bradley was named the prestigious 2010 Kim Moore Spirit Award Winner by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), an award that recognizes a student-athlete or coach who exemplifies a great spirit toward the game of golf, positive attitude, serves as a role model and displays toughness in facing challenges. As a senior in 2011, Bradley placed third at the Mid-American Conference Championships and finished the year with a 76.9 stroke average.
She was named as an NGCA All-America Scholar in her two seasons at Kent State and earned second-team all-Mid-American Conference honors in her two seasons at the school.
Bradley earned her bachelor’s degree in applied communications from Kent State in 2011.