BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head women’s golf coach Carol Green Robertson has announced the signings of Amanda Hollandsworth and Allison Woodward as the first members of the Hokies’ newest athletics program. The two signees will enroll in the fall of 2014.
“I was very selective on who I chose for the first class because they will set the standard for many years to come,” Robertson said. “Being the face of a new program is an important obligation and comes with a lot of responsibility. We all are so lucky to be a part of Virginia Tech history and want nothing more than to make the Hokie Nation proud.”
Amanda Hollandsworth is a senior at Floyd County High School in Floyd, Va. She became the Hokies’ first commitment in women’s golf when she committed to the program in July. She has enjoyed a storied junior career, as she won the 2013 Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) Junior Girls Championship in July. She was also a finalist at the 2013 VSGA Womens Amateur Championship and won the 2013 Virginia High School League Group A individual crown. Her older sister, Jessica was a recent three-time All-ACC performer at Maryland.
“Amanda was my first commitment, and I’ll never forget that,” Robertson said. “Growing up not too far from Blacksburg, she knows what it means to be a Hokie and I am thrilled that I will get a front row seat to her college career.”
Allison Woodward is a senior from Unicoi, Tenn. She was the winner of the 2013 AJGA Chataeu Elan tournament and finished third in the 2013 Tennessee PGA Junior. She is a member of the prestigious Tennessee Junior Cup Team, whose captains are Brandt Snedeker and Scott Stallings. Woodward is the president of her class at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tenn.
“Allison has all the tools to get the Hokie women’s golf team off to a fantastic start,” Robertson said. “She is extremely driven with a relentless work ethic. I have no doubt that Virginia Tech is the perfect platform for her to reach her full potential.”
These players will be the first two Hokies in the newly minted women’ golf program and will enroll at Virginia Tech in the fall of 2014 and take redshirt years during the 2014-15 academic year. The Hokies will begin competing as a team in the fall of 2015.
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