About The Program
The University of La Verne golf team competes as a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and NCAA Division III, typically playing 20 dates of competition with tournaments between September and October and a main Championship season in the spring from February through may. The team has had tremendous success, both on the course and in the classroom.
La Verne has solidified itself as one of the nation's best golf programs in Division III. Over the past 10 years, the Leopards have become a perennial national contender, reaching the NCAA National Championship eight times and finishing in the Top 10 four of the last seven years. The Leopards finished second nationally in 2007 and again in 2009. The team has also secured the last six SCIAC Conference Championships (2007-12).
La Verne Hall of Fame member Rex Huigens guided the golf team through the 2008 campaign. As an undergraduate, Huigens had a hall-of-fame career in three sports- football, basketball and golf. He had coached at La Verne since his graduation from the school, including four seasons as head football coach from 1991-1994, which included two conference championships and a trip to the NCAA Div. III playoffs in 1994.
Over the past two seasons the team has strengthened its non-conference schedule playing against a number of Division I opponents including, Arizona, Tennessee, Oregon, Duke, Kansas State, Fresno State, UC Santa Barbara, Gonzaga, Long Beach State, and NC State.