A Clinton, IN native, Hollingsworth has led the Rockets to two of the best seasons in school history.
In 2003-04, UT set three team and six individual records. The Rockets established new marks for lowest 18-hole (295) and lowest 36-hole (602) team scores as well as lowest season team stroke average (313.86).
On an individual basis, senior Sara Boogaard set school records for lowest season stroke average (77.5) and most career rounds played (113), while senior Breanne Hall established new marks for lowest career stroke average (78.1) as well as most rounds under 80 in a season (24) and a career (56).
Boogaard received first-team All-MAC honors as well as MAC Sportswoman of the Year, while Hall earned second-team All-MAC accolades for the third straight season.
Last year, UT registered the third-lowest season stroke average ever and finished in the Top 10 in 11 of the 12 tournaments it competed in.
Freshman Katie Myos established a school record for lowest 18-hole score (69) and tied the record for best 54-hole total (225). Sophomore Natalie Storck earned first-team All-MAC honors and finished just one stroke shy of tying Boogaard for the best season stroke average in school history.
Prior to coming to Toledo, Hollingsworth coached three seasons at Ohio University (1996-99) and three at the University of Kansas (1999-2002).
In her first career coaching stint at Ohio, Hollingsworth was the youngest coach in the country at age 24 when she started its program from scratch. In her three years with the Bobcats, her teams registered 19 top-10 finishes and improved the team scoring average by nearly 16 strokes.
In Hollingsworth[apos]s three years at Kansas, the Jayhawks registered 14 top-10 team finishes and landed a pair of top 100 recruits in 2002.
In seven seasons at Ohio, Kansas and Toledo, Hollingsworth has produced 10 NGCA Academic All-Americans and has season teams that registered team GPAs above 3.0 in all but one semester.
A 1995 Indiana University graduate with a degree in public policy, Hollingsworth was a member of the Hoosiers[apos] golf team for three years and helped IU capture the Big Ten conference title as well as finish fifth in the NCAA Championships as a senior. She received the team[apos]s Mental Attitude award on two occasions and became a member of IU[apos]s athletic Alpha Beta Honorary in 1995.
Hollingsworth proceeded to earn her master[apos]s degree in physical education in 1998 during her coaching tenure at Ohio University.
Getting to Know Nicole Hollingsworth
Hobbies: Golf, golf and golf.
Favorite Movie: "Rudy."
Favorite TV Shows: "Survivor," "Big Brother," "American Dreams," "Law & Order."
Favorite Music: Country.
Favorite Foods: Italian and anything my mother makes (she is a great cook).
Best Times of My Life: Coaching at Toledo.
Greatest Golf Moment: Being a member of fifth-place team at 1995 NCAA Championships.
Favorite Athlete: Jack Nicklaus.
Personal Heroes: My parents.
Plans for the Future: Continuing the success of Toledo golf.
Favorite Things About Toledo: I love it here. There are too many things to mention.
The Hollingsworth File Full Name: Nicole Jon Hollingsworth Hometown: Clinton, IN Birthdate: December 3, 1971 Year at Toledo: Second year Education B.S. in public policy with concentration in management and certificate in labor studies from Indiana University (1995); M.S. in physical education with concentration in athletic administration from Ohio University (1998) Coaching Experience 2003-present Head Coach, University of Toledo 1999-2002 Head Coach, University of Kansas 1996-1999 Head Coach, Ohio University Playing Experience 1992-95 Indiana University Honors IU Golf Mental Attitude Award, 1994 & 1995 IU Golf Letterwinner, 1994 & 1995 Member of Big Ten Conference Champions, 1995 Member of fifth-place NCAA Championship team, 1995