Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg and director of athletics Jon Waters are thrilled to welcome another championship-caliber instructor to the department with the hire of assistant men's and women's golf coach Christina Herbert.
Herbert was a four-time NCAA Division III All-American in women's golf and won the individual national championship as a junior in 2017.
She will join director of men's and women's golf Michael Veverka's staff as a graduate assistant starting late this summer. The Williamsburg, Va., native and Jamestown High School product will immediately begin recruiting for the university's inaugural women's season, set for 2019-20. She will also assist with recruiting and instruction for the Lynchburg men's team.
"I'm beyond excited with the opportunity to be not only a coach but a graduate student at University of Lynchburg!" Herbert said. "I'm looking forward to developing a strong foundation for the women's golf program, and I am also excited about the opportunity to lift the men's program back to the top of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference."
A 2018 graduate of the ODAC's own Bridgewater College, Herbert earned her degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience, graduating summa cum laude, and was a two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large selection, the most difficult honor to earn in the dual-emphasis awards program.
She was a three-time first-team All-American as chosen by the Women's Golf Coaches Association and honorable mention as a freshman. After winning the 2017 national championship, Herbert won both the WGCA and Honda national player of the year awards. She led all of Division III in scoring average (74.04) that season and was in the top ten nationally all four collegiate seasons.
Herbert won three ODAC individual championships and was a four-time all-conference honoree.
All that experience and success will help Herbert make an immediate impact as a golf coach, according to Veverka.
"Having known Christina since her first year at Bridgewater, I've always admired her passion for the game and ability to handle pressure on the biggest stages," Veverka said. "I know she will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the program. Those tools will be instrumental in laying the groundwork for a successful Lynchburg women's golf program."
Herbert will enroll in Lynchburg's master's in school counseling program in the Fall 2018 semester.