Sierra Brooks and Mathilda Cappeliez will join Wake Forest in 2016
The Demon Deacons lead Missouri by one stroke
Marissa Dodd tied for 16th individually
The Demon Deacons currently sit in a tie for 20th place at the NCAA Championship, but half of the teams did not complete their rounds.
Wake Forest advances to the NCAA Championship with a second place finish at the NCAA Notre Dame Regional.
Head coach Dianne Dailey and junior Sierra Sims preview the 2015 Landfall Tradition
Head coach Dianne Dailey and senior Allison Emrey talk about the fall season and what's ahead for the spring season.
As a result of her hard work and success, Dailey has been recognized by her peers as one of the nation's best coaches. In 2001, the National Golf Coaches Association inducted Dailey into the NGCA Hall of Fame. She is just one of four ACC coaches in the prestigious hall, the others being Dan Brooks (Duke), Dot Gunnells (North Carolina) and Lela Cannon (Miami).
Also in 2001, the LPGA named Dailey their Coach of the Year, an award given to a woman golf professional who is actively engaged in teaching and/or coaching golf at the college, university or high school level.
Dailey was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1994, 1995, 2009 and 2010, District Coach of the Year by the NGCA in 1994, 1996 and 2000 and LPGA Southeast Coach of the Year in 1994, 1998 and 2001. In 1995, she was recognized by the NGCA with the Gladys Palmer Service Award for her service to the National Golf Coaches Association.
After serving 11 years as both the women's golf coach and the Senior Women's Administrator for the WFU athletic department, Dailey stepped out of the administrative role in September of 1999 to dedicate her full attention to the golf team.
"It was difficult to manage both as well as I would have liked to, and I wanted the chance to develop a championship golf team at Wake Forest," Dailey said.
In previous seasons, Dailey served as chairman of the NCAA Golf Committee, heading up the NCAA Championship as well as setting policies for college golf. In addition to those duties, she has been the Associate Director of the College Golf Foundation and President of the NGCA. A native of Frankfort, Ky., Dailey graduated from nearby Salem College in Winston-Salem in 1971 and gained her master's degree from NC State. After working as Assistant Academic Dean at Salem from 1976-79, she turned to her pro golf career and subsequently, Wake Forest.
Since taking over the women's golf program in July of 1988, Dailey has guided 14 players to All-America recognition, including Laura D'Alessandro (1990), Stephanie Neill (1991-95), Alexandra Armas (1995, 1998), Laura Philo Diaz (1996, 1997), Marta Prieto (2001), Nuria Clau (2002, 2003) Ashley Hoagland (2005), Mandy Goins (2006, 2007), Natalie Sheary (2008, 2009), Nannette Hill (2009), Cheyenne Woods (2010), Michelle Shin (2010), Sierra Sims (2015, 2017) and Jennifer Kupcho (2017).
"Just to be a part of the Wake Forest golf tradition is an honor," Dailey said. "You can feel it right away when you step on campus and see the facilities. Golf is a major sport here, just like football and basketball. Trying to build a tradition with the women's team is a challenge I'm enjoying."
"This university has a lot to offer young people, not only from a golf standpoint, but academically," Dailey continued. "Wake Forest is recognized as one of the top private institutions in the nation. There's a family atmosphere here -- from the students, to the faculty, to the other administrators -- there's a closeness here that other universities cannot match."
Wake Forest redesigned is on-campus practice facility in 2010 and honored Dailey by naming the new instruction center the Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center.
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