July 16, 2013
CONWAY - Former Iowa State standout Victoria Stefansen has joined the Coastal Carolina women's golf staff, announced head coach Katie Quinney. Stefansen will assist in all aspects of the program, including recruiting and on-course instruction.
"I am very excited to join coach Quinney and be a part of the tradition of excellence at Coastal Carolina University," Stefansen said. "Coach Quinney has done a great job at Coastal and I look forward to helping continue developing the Chanticleers into a perennial national championship contender."
Stefansen comes 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 for 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.
"Victoria is a great addition to our program," said Quinney. "Her wealth of golf knowledge and intercollegiate experience makes her particularly strong in helping our current and future student-athletes shape their individual styles of play in a way that is going to make them most successful."
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.