Aug. 6, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Aimee Neff, a former Spartan golfer who earned All-Big Ten honors four times during her career, has been named assistant coach, women's golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll announced Tuesday. Neff replaces Lorne Don, who was appointed head women's golf coach at Tulane University in July.
"We are thrilled that Aimee Neff will join us as our assistant coach," said Slobodnik-Stoll. "I have always had the highest regard for Aimee and the way she handled herself as a student, player, person and teammate. Aimee always dreamed of being a coach, so this was perfect timing for us to give her the opportunity."
A native of Carmel, Ind., Neff is one of only three Spartans to earn All-Big Ten honors four times, including first-team accolades as a senior in 2011 as she helped Michigan State to its ninth Big Ten Championship. She ranks fifth all-time in Spartan history with a 76.10 scoring average.
Neff, who was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2008, 2009 and 2010, recorded 13 top-10 finishes in her career and her round of 68 in the 2009 Lady Northern Invitational is tied for the second-lowest single-round in school history. She was awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor as a senior in 2011.
Neff was a two-time winner of both the Illinois Women's Open (2008, 2009) and Indiana Women's Open (2009, 2010) and claimed the Indiana Women's Golf Association Match Play Championship in 2008. She also competed in the 2005 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, two U.S. Women's Amateur Championships (2009, 2010) and five U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championships.
Neff's success wasn't limited to the golf course, as she graduated with a 3.66 GPA in communication in May 2011. She was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team and Academic All-Big Ten Team in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Neff played three years (2011-13) as a professional on the Symetra Tour.