Slobodnik-Stoll to Be Inducted into the WGCA Hall of Fame
Slobodnik-Stoll will join Mary Fossum in the WGCA Hall of Fame.
EAST LANSING - Michigan State women's golf coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll will be inducted into the Women's Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame in December, the organization announced on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The WGCA Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on December 10 in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort.
It will be the second time in six months that Slobodnik-Stoll will be inducted into a hall of fame as she joined the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in June.
"It is a true honor to be inducted into the WGCA Hall of Fame," said Slobodnik-Stoll. "I am humbled and honored to be part of a group that has done so much for women's golf over the years, including my mentor and coach, Mary Fossum.
"This honor wouldn't be possible without all the amazing young women we recruited to wear the Green & White and who dedicated their lives to Michigan State University."
Slobodnik-Stoll is the second Spartan coach to be added to the WGCA Hall of Fame, joining Mary Fossum.
In her 20 seasons at Michigan State, Slobodnik-Stoll has led the Spartans to 18 NCAA Regional appearances (1999-2014; 2016-17), 11 trips to the NCAA Championships (2000-03, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012-14, 2017), and six Big Ten titles (2001, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017). In addition, Michigan State has won 36 tournaments during her tenure.
The Spartans captured their fourth Big Ten title in seven years in 2017 before going on to tie for the program's best-ever finish at an NCAA regional, placing third in Athens.
Slobodnik-Stoll's players have earned All-Big Ten honors 43 times, including 27 first-team selections. Four Spartans have been named the Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Year, including Sarah Burnham most recently in 2017.
The Spartans have been equally as successful in the classroom under Slobodnik-Stoll's tutelage. For six consecutive years, the women's golf team has garnered the Athletic Director's Award for achieving the highest team cumulative grade-point average of any MSU varsity athletics program.
About the Women's Golf Coaches Association
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.