Virginia Tech is adding a new sport to its athletics department.
Women’s golf will become the Hokies’ 22nd sport starting in the fall of 2015. Athletics Director Jim Weaver announced the addition of women’s golf Monday afternoon.
“I believe that adding women’s golf at Virginia Tech is a natural progression in our athletics department,” Weaver wrote in a news release. “Our new women’s golf program will fit nicely into the scope of our other teams and will only enhance the overall unit. Women’s golf in the Atlantic Coast Conference is played at the highest level in the nation and we aim to have this program among the best in the league in the very near future.”
Virginia Tech is hoping to name a coach by July 1. Student-athletes who start in the fall of 2014 will be given a redshirt in the 2014-15 academic year. Virginia Tech will become eligible for the Atlantic Coast Conference in the fall of 2015.
The women’s golf team will share the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Golf Team
Complex with the men’s team. The practice facility has men’s and women’s locker rooms.
This is the first sport Virginia Tech has added since 1995-96 when softball was added.