Coach MaryJo McCloskey (since 2006) served as women’s golf coach at Lewis & Clark College from 1998-2005. She is the first coach for the George Fox women’s golf team that began competition with the 2006-07 season. McCloskey played college golf at University of Oregon where she earned a degree in marketing. She also has an MBA from University of Portland. McCloskey runs a marketing and consulting business and maintains a single-digit handicap.
George Fox shot consistent team scores 310-316-313-310=1249 and finished seventh at the 2019 NCAA D-III Championship at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Tex. New York University fired a closing 294 to overtake Williams for the title. Methodist, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and DePauw filled out the top five. The 25-team field recorded an 83.4 stroke scoring average on the 5,889-yard, par-72 course.
The low scorers for the Bruins were Kayle Hunn (79-80-76-75=310), who tied for 18th, Janelle Decker (78-80-77-79=314) in 31st, Rachel Drgastin (79-75-82-79=315) and Alexandria McMenemin (77-81-78-81=317) in 41st.
George Fox finished second to Whitman in the 2019 Northwest Conference Championship at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, WA. Whitworth was third and Lewis & Clark fourth. Whitman and George Fox tied for first for the overall NWC Championship based three tournaments for the year. George Fox won a playoff for the berth in the NCAA D-III Championship. Wine Valley played to 5,845-yards, par-72 and yielded a scoring average of 88.0 strokes. Gusty wind conditions pushed scores about five shots higher for the first round.
The Bruins' Alexandria McMenamin (78-78=156) finished second, and Janelle Decker (77-80=157) tied for third.
George Fox placed third at the 2018 NCAA D-III Championship. The Bruins were second at the 2018 Northwest Conference Championship.
The #1-ranked Bruins lost their lead the last day and finished second at the 2017 NCAA D-III Championship. GFU swept the top five spots and rolled to a 33-stroke win at the 2017 Northwest Conference Championship.
George Fox finished in a tie for third in the weather-shortened 2016 NCAA D-III Championship. The Bruins captured their seventh consecutive conference title at the 2016 Northwest Conference Championship.
George Fox placed sixth in 2015 and ninth in 2014 at the NCAA D-III Championship.
George Fox finished a then program-best fourth at the 2013 NCAA D-III Championship. The Bruins were 12th in 2011 and seventh in 2012.
The Bruins also won the 2010 and 2011 Northwest Conference Championship. They were second to Whitman in 2012.
In their first-ever trip to the NCAA Finals, the George Fox Lady Bruins finished eighth at the 2010 NCAA D-III Championship.