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Women’s golf scholarship created by Liz and Chris Giese

ISSUED: 11 June 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Foundation announces the creation of a scholarship award in support of the new women’s golf program at Shepherd. The first award of the Liz and Chris Giese Women’s Golf Program Scholarship will be made in 2020-2021. The annually funded award was created by Liz and Chris Giese, both avid golfers.

A former West Virginia Junior Champion, Chris Giese has played golf since childhood. Liz Giese has enjoyed the sport throughout her life as well. Recalling that golf was not available to women at the universities they attended, the couple was moved to create a scholarship award in support of women’s golf at Shepherd.

“Team sports are a fabulous part of any university experience,” said Liz Giese. “We just want to assist young women who might not otherwise be able to play while at college.”

The Shepherd University women’s golf program will begin in the 2020-2021 academic year. Shepherd men’s golf coach Chuck Ingram will also serve as head coach for the women’s program.

“The addition of women’s golf at Shepherd University allows us to continue with our goal to enhance our sport sponsorship,” said Chauncey Winbush, vice president for athletics, in an April 2 announcement. “Coach Ingram has done an outstanding job with our men’s program, and I believe he will quickly elevate our women’s team to be one of the top programs in the PSAC.”

To learn more about creating a named fund through the Shepherd University Foundation, contact Monica Lingenfelter, Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443-5000, 304-876-5397,, or visit

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