Leland Beckel continues with her fourth season as the Head Coach of Georgetown's Women's Golf Program. Beckel, currently on temporary mediacl leave, is the first-ever coach of the Hoya women's golf team. Beckel was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year in 2003.
Beckel, a former professional golfer, played on the Futures Tour in 1991 and 1992. Since 1993, she has been the Vice-President of DIVOT, Inc., a golf event management company that organizes charity golf tournaments and corporate outings in the Washington metropolitan area. Among her many responsibilities at DIVOT, Beckel negotiated and secured tournament sites, coordinated sponsorship and corporate participation, and engaged in fundraising and public relations activities.
In addition to her extensive management and business experiences, Beckel was a member of the victorious 2000 Curtis Cup Team and in 1999 achieved a national ranking of #3 on the Golfweek/Titleist National Amateur Ranking. She is currently ranked #53. Beckel competed in the 2000 U.S. Women's Open Championship and is a five-time participant in the Women's U.S. Amateur. In 1998 she reached the round of 16 in the Women's U.S. Amateur, and in 1999 she was a finalist at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. She is also the 1996 and 1999 Women's District of Columbia Champion.
Beckel is a 1988 graduate of the University of Virginia where she received a B.A. in International Relations and Government. She is a graduate of the Holton-Arms High School located in Bethesda, Maryland.
Beckel currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and two children.