Kayla Bloor | Feature Writer
The 2015-2016 Southern Miss Golden Eagles' women's golf team was the best in program history.
The team will travel well over 10,000 miles on their way to Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky for events.
In Coach Brennan's first season the women's golf team finished first overall at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate and UAB Fall Beach Bash and the team finished third overall at the Conference USA Championship.
Brennan spent five years as the head coach at Saint Leo University, building the Lions into one of the premier Division II programs in the country. Under her tutelage, the Lions entered the national spotlight as the team made it's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010. Brennan helped Saint Leo see itself consistently ranked in the national poll, ranking in the top-10 in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In the fall of 2012, the squad set numerous records, including the low single round team score (291) and low 36-hole tournament score (592) which they carded at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate. Brennan led the Lions to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and was named Saint Leo's Coach of the Year in 2011.
Brennan served as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee during the 2013-14 season, where she helped lead the Lady Vols to a berth in the 2014 NCAA Regionals, and most recently served as the National Recruiting Coordinator for Dan Tudor Collegiate Strategies. Prior to entering college coaching, Brennan spent two years as a certified instructor for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and also worked in an operations role for the American Junior Golf Association.
Brennan graduated from Western Carolina in 2006. As a player, Brennan finished her career ranked in the top-20 in the Southern Conference and sits ninth all-time at WCU in scoring average. Brennan was named the Catamount's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2005 for her academic efforts, which included being named to the WCU Honors College and serving as the vice president of the Western Carolina Student-Athlete Advisory Council and a member of the Southern Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Council.