Menzel Resigns As Women's Golf Coach

July 21, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Megan Menzel, head women’s golf coach at the University of Kansas the last two seasons, resigned from her position on Tuesday. A desire to spend more time with her family was the major factor behind Menzel’s decision.

“The players, staff, and supporters of KU have made the last two years a wonderful experience for my family and I,” Menzel said. “We love Lawrence and will certainly continue to live in this community. This was a very difficult decision because of the love and respect that we have for the University of Kansas.”

This past season, the Jayhawks placed eighth in the Big 12 Conference tournament, marking the team’s best-finish in the event since 1998. In addition, Menzel helped the team to a pair of top five finishes during the 2003-04 season — fifth-place at the Anteater Invitational in Irvine, Calif., and fourth-place at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich.

Two of Menzel’s golfers earned Academic All-America honors this past season. Senior Jennifer Bawanan and sophomore Chelsey Pryor were named to the Division I National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. As a squad, the women’s golf team produced a 3.20 team grade point average.

“We appreciate everything that Megan has done for our program during her tenure at the University of Kansas,” said Senior Woman Administrator Kelly Landry Mehrtens. “She left the program in excellent shape for our new coach — both academically and athletically. While Megan was only here for two years, she proved to be an up-and-coming coach in the Big 12 Conference. She will be missed, but she will always be a member of the Jayhawk family.”