After taking over at Akron, Mack Rhoades alluded to possibly adding a new women's sport.
Today, he came through.
Akron's first women's golf team will hit the linx in 2008-2009. Playing a large role in the choice is the field house, which has been a major reason for the men's emergence.
UA will begin with a nationwide search for a coach to begin the program. The most recent UA sport born, women's soccer, found a gem in Catherine Byrne, who has worked incessantly to improve the team's talent.
(Coincidentally, the team will begin play the year of my sister Abby's graduation from Stow, where she has lettered in her first two high school seasons. I would be delighted to report on her recruitment.)