Women’s golf will become SPU’s 13th varsity sport in the fall of 2024, joining the Great Northwest Athletic Conference to compete against Montana State University Billings, Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, Simon Fraser, and Western Washington. Since women’s golf was added to the conference in 2010–11, six GNAC teams have achieved top-10 regional finishes.

Tyler Copp will be the inaugural women’s golf coach. “His coaching experience, enthusiasm, and connections to the Northwest golf community will help form a fantastic foundation for this first-year Falcons team,” said SPU Athletic Director Dan Lepse. Copp was the men’s and women’s golf head coach at Pacific Lutheran University.

The SPU Athletic Department plans to build a state-of-the-art indoor golf facility in what’s known as the northeast annex of Royal Brougham Pavilion. Although the Falcons have not yet found a home course, the team expects to play at some of the best courses in the greater Seattle area where the Pacific Northwest provides the opportunity to play golf year-round in various conditions.

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