2015-16 Coastal Carolina Women's Golf vs 2016 Big South Championship (Day 1) -- April 11, 2016
2014-15 Coastal Carolina Women's Golf's NCAA Raleigh Regional Round 2 (May 8, 2015)
2014 Coastal Carolina Women's Golf at Palmetto Intercollegiate -- Round 3 (Oct. 28)
2014 Coastal Carolina Women's Golf at Big South Championship (Round 3) [April 15, 2014]
The 2016 campaign, Stefansen's third as a Chanticleer, featured a trio of top-three tournament finishes, including a win at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, which featured the largest field of any event in the nation at 40 teams. In addition to the top-three finishes, the Chants finished inside the top-10 in nine of 10 events. The team’s 296.37 scoring average proved to be the second-best single season stroke average in program history.
The 2016 season also featured a host of individual honors, including Lena Schaeffner, Malene Krolboll Hansen and Bailey Cocca being named All-Big South, while freshman Marie Lunackova was named the conference Freshman of the Year and to the all-freshman team. Moreover, Schaeffner was not only named to the conference’s all-academic team, but she became the third player in program history to be named the Big South Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Through the course of the regular season, Schaeffner and Hansen combined for three league Golfer of the Week honors and Lunackova was twice named the conference Freshman of the Week. Additional individual honors included Schaeffner, Hansen and Lunackova and Barbora Bakova earning WGCA All-American Scholar awards for their work in the classroom.
Individual performances were also of high quality during the 2016 season as Malene Krolboll Hansen turned in the program’s third-best single season scoring mark with a 73.68 stroke average. Additionally, each team member’s scoring average ranked in the top-25 on the CCU all-time list. In all, the Chants produced 30 total rounds of par or better, including nine in the 60s.
Stefansen’s helped the Chanticleers to a very successful 2014-15 campaign, her second year as a Chanticleer. The 2014-15 Chants proved to be one of the best squads in program history as they won four team events, including the Big South Championship and advanced to the NCAA Raleigh Regional. In addition to the four tournament wins, the Chants finished inside the top 10 in each team tournament. Moreover, the team's 295.37 single round scoring average set the program record by more than four full strokes. The team was also recognized by the WGCA for having the 23rd-best team GPA (3.648) in all of women's college golf.
2014-15 also produced a plethora of individual honors for the Chants as Lena Schaeffner was name the Big South Golfer of the Year and Malene Krolboll Hansen was honored as the league's Freshman of the Year. Also earning league honors was Emee Herbert. Throughout the regular season, the Chants claimed either the Big South's Golfer or Freshman of the Week honor following each tournament. Additional individual honors included Schaeffner, Herbert, Hansen and Frida Castillo earning WGCA All-American Scholar awards for their work in the classroom.
In 2013-14, Stefansen's first at Coastal, the Chanticleers finished second at the Big South Conference Championship to eventual NCAA Championship qualifier Campbell. As a team, the Chants boasted a 301.73 scoring average, ranking third-best in CCU history. In addition, the team recorded top-10 finishes in seven of 10 team tournaments. Stefansen also helped Lena Schaeffner, Marissa Hinchman and Frida Castillo earned All-Big South honors. Moreover, Schaeffner, Castillo and Bailey Cocca were named Big South All-Championship Team members by virtue of their top-five finishes at the conference tournament.
Stefansen came to Conway after spending the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Delaware. During Delaware's inaugural season of 2011-12, Stefansen helped lead the Blue Hens to top 10 finishes during eight of 10 tournaments on the year. Delaware finished among the top five in three tournaments, including a season-best fourth at The Spider at St. James Invitational.
The 2012-13 season was also fruitful Stefansen as she helped the Blue Hens to top 10 finishes in seven of 11 tournaments, including a fifth-place finish at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. In addition to team success, Stefansen helped Delaware individuals to a pair of top 10 and seven top 20 tournament showings.
Stefansen was a four-year letter winner at Iowa State under head coach Christie Martens, playing in every tournament since the spring of 2007. She concluded her career with a 77.11 average round, the fourth lowest in ISU history, while her 13 top 10 finishes rank seventh in school history. After redshirting the 2006-07 season, Stefansen played 122 career rounds for the Cyclones, the third most in Iowa State history.
As a senior, Stefansen averaged 75.07 strokes per round, sixth all-time in an Iowa State single season, and ranked No. 110 in the final Golfweek rankings. She tied for fourth place at the Big 12 Championships, the best finish ever by a Cyclone at the conference tournament, and fired a 69 during the final round. A three-time Big 12 Golfer of the Month award winner during her career, Stefansen posted five top 10 finishes was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team as a senior.
A Dean's List student as well, Stefansen was named an Iowa State Scholar Athlete during her first three seasons, and earned Big 12 All-Academic First Team honors in 2011 after being selected to the second team in 2009 and 2010.
Stefansen graduated from Iowa State in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, and earned a master's of science in health promotions at Delaware in 2013.
A native of Roervig, Denmark, Stefansen was a member of the DGU Danish National Golf Team from 2001-2009. She was a personal golf coach at Furesoe Golf Club from 2008-2010, and also coached a team of youth female golfers to improve golf skills and personal development.