The 2021-22 San José State women’s golf season was capped off recently as head coach Dana Dormann was named the Golfweek Women’s Coach of the Year.
Dormann is the second Spartan women’s golf coach to win this honor after her coach, Mark Gale, won in 1989 and 1992.
In just four seasons, Dormann has taken the Spartans to two NCAA Championships, been honored twice as the Mountain West Coach of the Year (2019, 2022) and was on the watch list for the 2021-22 Division I Jackie Steinmann WGCA National Coach of the Year presented by Golf Pride. Recently, Dormann was rewarded for her work with a four-year contract extension.
A 1989 San José State graduate, Dormann has made an impact on the Spartan women’s golf since her days as a student-athlete when the team won the 1987 NCAA Championship. She was a student assistant coach on the 1989 NCAA Championship team.
After graduation, Dormann spent 10 years competing on the LPGA tour, winning twice – 1992 Las Vegas LPGA International and the 1993 McCall’s LPGA Classic. She transitioned into a role as a teaching professional before returning to the Spartan program as the assistant/associate head coach for 13-plus years before being named head coach of the program in June of 2018.
Highlights from the 2021-22 season
- Finished ranked No. 3 on Golfstat
- WGCA First Team All-American – Natasha Andrea Oon
- Golfweek All-Americans – Natasha Andrea Oon, first team; Kajsa Arwefäll, honorable mention
- Only school outside of the Power 5 to advance to the NCAA Championships
- Finished seventh at the NCAA Championships in stroke play
- Advanced to stroke play at the NCAA Championships for the first time in school history
- 2022 NCAA Individual Runner-up in stroke play –Natasha Andrea Oon
- 2022 Inkster Award Presented by Workday winner – Natasha Andrea Oon
- 2022 MW Champions – won by 30 strokes
- 2022 MW Individual Champion – Natasha Andrea Oon, -10
- 2021- 22 MW Women’s Golfer of the Year – Natasha Andrea Oon
- 2021-22 MW Freshman of the Year – Lucia Lopez Ortega
- 2021-22 First Team All-MW – Natasha Andrea Oon, Kajsa Arwefjäll, Antonia Malate, Lucia Lopez Ortega
- Five tournament wins in the spring
- Lamkin Invitational
- Juli Inkster at Meadow Club Invitational
- Silverado Showdown
- Mountain West Championship
- NCAA Ann Arbor Regional
- NCAA Ann Arbor Medalist – Natasha Andrea Oon
- Five WGCA All-American Scholars – Antonia Malate, Kajsa Arwefjäll, Louisa Carlbom, Jordyn Parr, Lucia Lopez Ortega
- Arnold Palmer Cup Participants – Kajsa Arwefjäll & Antonia Malate
- Augusta National Women’s Amateur – Antonia Malate
- 2021 The Spirit International – Kajsa Arwefjäll
- Seven MW Scholar-Athletes & Five Academic All-MW honorees