Aug. 27, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma women's golf head coach Veronique Drouin announced the hiring of Jennie Arseneault as her assistant coach today. Arseneault (pronounced ARR-sun-o) was an honorable mention All-American at the University of Virginia and was a two-time All-ACC selection.
"I just graduated from college so it's going to be a big change for me, but I'm really excited about the opportunity," said Arseneault, who earned a degree in anthropology from Virginia this August. "I think it's great that I'm able to start at a program as strong as OU's. I know that the girls have a lot of potential and they're going to improve a lot."
Drouin explained that Arseneault's achievements and experience with one of the nation's top golf programs will benefit and strengthen the OU program.
"I am very fortunate to have Jennie as a member of our coaching staff," Drouin said. "She comes from a very young and successful program. She knows what it takes to bring a team to the national level."
A native of Concord, N.H., who considers Grinnell, Iowa, as her hometown, Arseneault recorded a 75.3 career stroke average at Virginia. She was named to the All-ACC team as a sophomore, and as a junior finished ninth at the ACC Championship and 34th at the NCAA Championships. During her senior year, Arseneault posted five top-10 finishes to boost her career total to 10, and was again named to the all-conference squad. She was also named an honorable mention All-American by Golfweek.
"Virginia finished last season ranked fourth in the nation," Arseneault said. "Playing for a program of that caliber taught me things that I can bring here to OU."
Away from the University of Virginia, Arseneault won the 2008 Women's Western Golf Association (WWGA) National Amateur Championship, took home top honors at the Iowa State Women's Amateur in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 U.S. Amateur and WWGA National Amateur Championship.
"As a former All-American, Jennie brings a lot of assets to this program," Drouin said. "She played at the high level of amateur golf and has the ability to practice with the young ladies on the team."