June 19, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Women's Golf Coach Katie Brophy announced today that rising seniors Audrey Dalton (Portland, Ore./St. Mary) and Katie Skinner (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) have been named captains for the 2012-13 academic year.
The Hoyas open the 2012-13 season on Sunday, Sept. 9, competing in the Golfweek Preview, a showcase event in Pawleys Island, S.C. The three-day, 54-hole tournament runs through Tuesday, Sept. 11 and features 12 teams.
"Both Audrey and Katie really stood out last year as developing leaders," Brophy said. "Everyone respects them so much and voted for them to take on their new roles. As great friends, they complement each other and have created an infectious environment--everyone wants to be around them."
Skinner finished third on the team in stroke average at 79.44 last year, with her best finish a tie for 10th place at the Fighting Camel Classic.
"I'm really looking forward to building off of the success we had this past year," Skinner said. "We have a strong team and very talented players joining the program and I think a lot of great golf is in store for us. I'm excited to help lead the way as a senior captain."
Dalton posted an 83.20 stroke average last year, which ranked sixth on the team, and appeared in all of the team's spring tournaments, trying for 40th place at the BIG EAST Championship.
"I am both thrilled and honored to be a co-captain with Katie," Dalton said. "These past three years have been a learning period for us and we are ready to step into our new role as captains. I am excited to welcome four new Hoyas to our team next year. As a captain, I want to help give my team the same awesome experience at Georgetown that past leaders on the team have given me. I am really looking forward to our fall season because I know that we have a lot of talent and have the opportunity to make a mark in the program's history."
Before Dalton and Skinner return to the Hilltop to lead the team, both are busy with summer plans. Dalton is working at Nike headquarters in Oregon as part of the 2012 summer intern class comprised of Division I student-athletes from across the country. She is working at Nike World Headquarters in the U.S. Kids Merchandising Department.
Skinner, meanwhile, will be spending part of her summer participating in the NCAA All-Star Tour through Asia. She and eight other college golfers from universities across the United States were selected to travel to Japan, China, Hong Kong and Korea to play in various corporate events. The tour lasts three weeks and they will also spend time sight-seeing in major cities such as Hong Kong and Seoul. The tour starts on Wednesday, June 20 with a kick-off event in Los Angeles. Skinner and her teammates fly to Tokyo later this week.
The Hoyas posted three top-10 finishes in five tournaments during the spring season and had six top-10 showings during the 2011-12 season.