MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — Just a few weeks after becoming the first Berry College women's golfer in program history to compete at the NCAA Championship, Sydney Weaver has been selected as the program's new graduate assistant coach, head coach Brian Farrer announced on Tuesday.
Weaver will assist Farrer in all aspects of the men's and women's golf program as she pursues her master's degree in business administration.
The Columbus, Ga., native joined a short list of Vikings to earn All-America honors as the first since 2009 and just the fifth ever female golfer to earn the prestigious recognition. She had a historic senior season for the Vikings, earning Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Golfer of the Year honors in addition to a top 10 finish at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship.
She earned two consecutive first place finishes during her senior campaign at two of the most competitive tournaments in the nation: Callaway Gardens and the Jekyll Island Invitational. Weaver also placed third at the SAA Championship.
Farrer noted that he looks forward to working with Weaver, now as a colleague.
"I am excited about having Sydney stay on board as a graduate assistant," Farrer said. "When the search started, my goal was to find an individual with success in the classroom, on the golf course and someone who would be able to understand what Berry has to offer. Sydney fits this role perfectly and it speaks volumes too that she recently won the “Be Berry” award as a student-athlete."
The Vikings will look to build on their success from this season where they earned a fifth place finish at the conference championship.