Slobodnik-Stoll Enshrined in WGCA Hall of Fame
Slobodnik-Stoll was inducted on December 10.
EAST LANSING - Michigan State women’s golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll was officially inducted into the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday (Dec. 10) night in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort.
“It was amazing. It was so cool having so many people there that have made a difference in your life,” Slobodnik-Stoll said of the several current and former Spartan players and coaches that attended. “We all made a difference in each other’s lives and a difference for Michigan State. We created this program together and that’s what is so cool.
“It was overwhelming. Hearing from so many former players of all ages was such a highlight. The award is for all of us because we did it together.”
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.
Slobodnik-Stoll is the 50th member of the WGCA Coaches Hall of Fame and the second from Michigan State, joining her mentor Mary Fossum.