VanderLende Named Assistant Women's Golf Coach

July 8, 2009

SEATTLE -- Washington women's golf coach Mary Lou Mulflur announced the hiring of Andrea VanderLende as an assistant coach today.

'I am very excited to hire a quality person such as Andrea,' said Mulflur, who will be entering her 26th season as the UW's head coach. 'I am confident that her positive attitude and tremendous desire to succeed will benefit our current student-athletes as well as those in the future. Andrea also brings an impressive competitive playing record that adds another tool that she can use to influence our team in a postive way.'

VanderLende, from Longwood, Fla., was a highly-successful collegiate golfer for the University of Florida from 2001-2005. She was the 2003 NCAA Championship runner up and was an Honorable Mention NCAA All-American in 2002 and 2003.

She was the Gator's team captain from 2003 to 2005 and earned 2004 & 2005 Southeastern Conference All-Academic Honor Roll recognition.

Most recently, VanderLende has been working in operations for the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). Prior to that, she played on the Duramed Futures Tour from 2007 to 2009.

From 2006-2007, VanderLende was an assistant golf professional at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.

In 2008, VanderLende appeared on the Golf Channel's Big Break X, where one of her competitors was former Husky golfer Amber Prange.

VanderLende graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in commercial recreation.

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