Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 24/19
Iowa State University

Department of Athletics

Women's Golf
Records, 1974- [ongoing]

Descriptive summary

creator: Iowa State University. Department of Athletics. Women's Golf
title: Records
dates: 1974- [ongoing]
extent: 0.63 linear ft. (3 half document boxes)
collection number: RS 24/19
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Iowa State University Department of Athletics, Women's Golf Records, RS 24/19, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Historical note

The Iowa State University Women's Golf program, known in the beginning as the "linksters," began in 1970. The first coach was Joan Gearhart (1970-1985), who was then a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). The first scholarships were awarded (1975) when the program began to have some success by winning state titles from the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) (1974-1975). The Women's Golf team won the Big 8 Conference title and played in its first NCAA tournament in 1993. Iowa State has advanced to play in four NCAA golf team championships (1993-1996).

Head coaches:

  • Joan Gearhart (1970-1985)
  • Julie Manning (1986-2004)
  • Christie Martens (2005- present)


Collection description

The collection (1974-[ongoing]) contains news clippings, media guides, histories written by students, a program from a celebrity golf tournament, and 25 year history booklet of the program.


Container list

RS 24/19/0/0

Women's Golf News Clippings

RS 24/19/0/6 Women's Golf Media Guides
RS 24/19/1 Women's Golf Subject Files