News & Notes on Purdue Athletics
The Boilermaker alumna spent nine seasons in West Lafayette
The Boilermakers tied for third at this tournament last season.
Junior Aurora Kan posted the squad's top score of the day.
Sophomore Vinh-Hoa Ngo posted the Boilermakers' best round of the season.
The Purdue women's golf team is competing in its 13th-consecutive NCAA Championships.
Caroline Hegg is in her fifth season as an assistant golf coach at Purdue University.
Her duties include recruiting, instruction, organizing team practices, scheduling, team travel and assisting with golf camps.
Hegg, who was hired in September 2010, played four seasons for Purdue, from 2003 to 2007. The Culver, Ind., native graduated in May 2007, with a classical studies degree and a minor in philosophy.
During her coaching career, the Boilermakers have placed in the top-10 at the NCAA Championship three times, including a runner-up finish in 2011 and third place in 2013. The Boilers have won a trio of individual Big Ten Championships during her tenure and earned the conference team title in 2013. Hegg has coached five All-Americans, three Big Ten Players of the Year, and three All-American Scholar honorees.
An outstanding student, Hegg was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, an NGCA All-Scholar Team recipient and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society.
Prior to her return to West Lafayette, Hegg served as a staff professional at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Ala. She started her career as a golf professional at the Randall Oaks Golf Course in West Dundee, Ill., in June of 2008.
Hegg won the Indiana State Open the summer of her sophomore year at Purdue. She was the Indiana state high school golf champion in 2001, runner up in 2000 and earned all-state honors all four years at the Culver Academy. Hegg spent the first year after graduation from Purdue as a faculty intern at her high school alma mater. Formerly Caroline Haase, she married Stefan Hegg in the summer of 2013.