July 3, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz.- Arizona women's golf head coach Greg Allen announced today that Jody Niemann-Dansie has been named the new assistant golf coach for the program. Niemann-Danise, who played two seasons on the LPGA Tour, is a graduate of Arizona State and was a member of the 1997 and 1998 NCAA Sun Devil national championship golf teams in Tempe.
"We're excited to have Jody join the Arizona program," said Allen. "She comes from a winning program and was mentored by legendary coach Linda Vollstedt. She has enjoyed a successful playing career in the junior ranks, collegiately and professionally, and will be an asset both with the current team and in future recruiting."
A three-time All-Pac-10 selection at ASU, Niemann-Dansie was the 1999 USGA Public Links Champion. She won events in Michigan and California in 2000 on the SBC Futures Tour, the same tour that former Wildcats standout Lorena Ochoa is currently starring on, and earned her LPGA Tour card after finishing 23rd out 243 players at the Tour Qualifier. She played in 22 events on tour from 2000-2001 before moving to her most recent position as an independent instructor at the Fiesta Inn Resort in Tempe.
As a junior golfer she was named an AJGA All-American four times from 1991-1994 and was the Idaho high school state champion in 1992 and 1995. She owns seven course records in Idaho and one in Montana.
"Playing in the Pac-10 Conference I know the program at Arizona," said Neimann-Dansie. "I've known Greg (Allen) for quite some time and I'm excited for the opportunity to work him and the Wildcat program."
Arizona recently completed its 2001-02 season tied for second at the NCAA Championships at Washington National Golf Course in Auburn, Wash.