Golfer Caroline Ordian ’18 has a triumphant start to her Bulldog career

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The Bulldog women’s golf team made history this spring with the program’s first-ever Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) title and finished in eighth place during the program’s inaugural appearance at the NCAA Championship.

“Our goal is to be the top-ranked team in Division III, and we also are working to make it back to the NCAA Championship—and win—the next three years,” said sophomore Caroline Ordian ’18, who was at the forefront of the team’s stellar year. She was named SCIAC Newcomer of the Year, SCIAC Athlete of the Year, Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division III Freshman of the Year, and a Redlands Scholar Athlete. She was also selected as a WGCA First-Team All-American and WGCA All-West Region First-Team honoree.

“What I enjoy most about our Bulldog golf team is the camaraderie. This is the best team that I have been on in terms of the bond we all share, and we enjoy working together to propel ourselves to the top.” Ordian, who is pursuing a B.S. in business administration, plans to continue her competitive career in the LPGA and is interested in becoming an LPGA-certified instructor. “It is rewarding to see those low scores and your name at the top of the leaderboard. But most rewarding is seeing the whole team excel—nothing is sweeter than my team taking home the gold.”

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