Sean Curtis Named Division III National Coach of the Year

St. Louis, Mo., May 15, 2014 – Washington University in St. Louis women's golf coach Sean Curtis was named the 2014 Division III Eaton Pride Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) National Coach of the Year and Eaton Pride WGCA Central Region Coach of the Year, as announced Wednesday at the WGCA Awards Banquet in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

Curtis, who is completing his sixth year as head coach of the Bears, also earned Eaton Pride WGCA National and Regional Coach of the Year honors in 2012.

Washington U. is making its fifth-straight NCAA Appearance and is ranked No. 1 in the Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) coaches' poll for the first time in school history. The Bears placed in the top-five in nine of 10 tournaments played in 2013-14 and posted six wins: Labor Day Tee-Off, Millikin Fall Classic, DePauw Small College Classic, George Fox Westbrook Invite, IWU Spring Fling and IWU-WUSTL Dual.

The Bears brought a 313.40 scoring average to the NCAA Championship, a mark that is the second-lowest in school history. Washington U. also finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the Golfstat Division III head-to-head rankings.

The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents nearly 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.