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New Endowed Scholarship for Women's Golf Established

New Endowed Scholarship for Women's Golf Established


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Dr. Dorothy Hicks, a former Marshall University professor, coach, and administrator, has established a $50,000 endowed scholarship for the Marshall women?s golf program.

?I believe very strongly in the women?s sports programs at Marshall University,? Hicks said. ?Due to the fact that I was the first women?s golf coach at Marshall, this is a way that I can help perpetuate the program.?

Hicks coached the women?s golf team at Marshall from 1974 to 1977, taught in the physical education department, served as Marshall?s NCAA Faculty Representative, was a past President of the Southern Conference, and a pioneer in women?s athletics at Marshall.

?Dot has not only been a great supporter of women?s athletics, but has represented the University in many ways,? Marshall University Director of Golf Joe Feaganes said. ?We are very grateful to her for establishing this scholarship. Hopefully, this will inspire others to consider the same.?

This makes the second endowed scholarship for Marshall?s resurrected women?s golf program. Noel and Berridge Copen established the first endowed scholarship for women?s golf last September.