AUGUSTA, Ga. – Caroline Hegg was named head women’s golf coach at Georgia Regents University on Tuesday, Aug. 4 during an 11:00 a.m. press conference at the J. Fleming Norvell Golf House.
Hegg starts her first year as head coach of the GRU Augusta women’s golf team after serving as the assistant coach at Purdue University for the past five years.
“I’m honored and excited to lead the GRU women’s golf program,” Hegg said. “Between the facilities in the area and the incredible support in this community, there is no better place to play college golf than Augusta, Georgia. I look forward to meeting with the team very soon so that we can set our goals for the year and get to work.”
GRU Augusta Director of Athletics Clint Bryant introduced Hegg to a crowd of media and campus and community supporters at the Jaguar Golf facility. With her selection, Hegg became the sixth full-time head coach in the program’s history and replaced former coach Kory Henkes.
“Caroline brings a wealth of experience and an infectious enthusiasm from one of the most successful Division I women’s golf programs in the country,” Bryant said. “Her ability to lead, teach and relate, are attributes that should serve her well in her new role as head coach at GRU. We welcome her to Jaguar Nation and look forward to the continuing development and success of our women’s program both athletically and academically under her leadership.”
Hegg spent five seasons with the Boilermakers and helped coach the team to three top-10 showings at the NCAA Championships including a runner-up finish in 2011 and third place in 2013. Under Hegg and the Boilers staff, there individuals earned Big Ten Championships, while the team garnered the 2013 Big Ten Team Championship.
During her time in West Lafayette, Hegg coached five All-American selections, three Big Ten Players of the Year, and nine Academic All-American Scholar team recipients.
Prior to coaching, she played four seasons for Purdue from 2003 to 2007. The Culver, Ind., native graduated in May 2007, with a classical studies degree and a minor in philosophy. Hegg was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, an NGCA All-Scholar Team recipient and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society.
Before Purdue, Hegg served as a staff professional at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Ala. Her career began in June of 2008 at the Randall Oaks Golf Course in Dundee, Ill., where she served as the golf professional.
Hegg won the Indiana State Open the summer of her sophomore year at Purdue. She was the Indiana state high school golf champion in 2001, runner up in 2000 and earned all-state honors all four years at the Culver Academy. Hegg spent the first year after graduation from Purdue as a faculty intern at her high school alma mater.