Earlier this year Lewellen, who is in her fifth year at Virginia, was named the organization's Northeast Section Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season
Last season Lewellen led Virginia to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. It was the best finish by a Cavalier team in the program's eight-year history. The Cavaliers won the Golfweek Conference Challenge and finished third at the NCAA West Regional.
During her tenure at Virginia, Lewellen's teams have placed fourth (2011), 13th (2010), eighth (2009) and 12th (2008) at the NCAA Championships. The only other schools to finish in the top-13 of the NCAA Championships over the same period of time are UCLA, Purdue, USC and Alabama.
"I am extremely honored by this award and thankful to be involved in the LPGA," Lewellen said. "This award is especially meaningful because it is voted on by my colleagues. I would not have had this opportunity without the support of the University of Virginia and the wonderful student-athletes that I am privileged to coach. These young ladies inspire me."
The LPGA T&CP Coach of the Year award was established in 1980 and is awarded annually to a female golf professional actively engaged in teaching and/or coaching golf at the collegiate or high school level. The award winners were selected by the LPGA T&CP membership's Executive Committee from the pool of sectional award winners voted on by the members of the five regional sections: Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Western.
The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership, founded in 1959, boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. LPGA T&CP members are certified as golf instructors, coaches and business managers through a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the golfing public.
Even-Keeled Cavaliers Ready for RematchMen's Basketball2/9/16At 8 p.m. Tuesday, No. 7 Virginia meets ACC rival Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena. The Hokies upset the Cavaliers last month in Blacksburg.Short-Handed Cavaliers' Struggles ContinueWomen's Basketball2/8/16Since losing All-ACC guard Faith Randolph, the Virginia women's basketball team has lost six of eight games. UVA hosts Syracuse on Thursday night.Selflessness Fuels Cavaliers' Latest TriumphMen's Basketball2/6/16Ninth-ranked Virginia totaled 17 assists in its 64-50 win over ACC rival Pittsburgh at the sold-out Petersen Events Center on Saturday afternoon.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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