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  Nadia Ste-Marie
Nadia Ste-Marie

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
2nd Season at Navy

Alma Mater:
Florida State (1990)


04/20/2014

Bucher Earns All-Conference Honors at Golf Championship

Navy takes fourth place in conference championship meet.

04/19/2014

Navy Women's Golf Concludes First Day of Patriot League Tournament

Bucher and Ryall currently sit in the top 10.

04/14/2014

Bucher Earns Medalist Honors at the Navy Spring Classic

Bucher wins individual title by nine strokes.

04/13/2014

Bucher in First Place After Opening Day of Navy Spring Classic

Sophomore Renata Bucher is in first place with a 159 (77-82).

04/01/2014

Mids Wrap Up Play at the Hoya Invitational

Bucher shoots a team-low 163.

04/03/2013

Navy WGolf vs. Towson

Navy Women's Golf vs. Towson (3-30-13)

Nadia Ste-Marie enters her second year as head coach of the fledgling Navy women's golf program in 2013-14.

During the introductory 2012-13 season, Ste-Marie led the Midshipmen to a third-place finish at the inaugural Patriot League Championships, despite having the services of no recruited athletes. The finish showed that Navy will become a force in the Patriot League in no time at all, as freshman Renata Bucher led the Midshipmen in stroke average, while four of the six competing golfers will return for Navy's second varsity season.

Ste-Marie has also hit the ground running on the recruiting trail, landing commitments from several student-athletes that will help Navy continue its push to the top of the Patriot League.

Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced on November 5, 2012, that women's golf will be elevated to a varsity sport and that Nadia Ste-Marie will serve as the head coach.

"I am extremely pleased Coach Ste-Marie will work at the NAAA to elevate our women's golf club team to varsity status. She is a premier athlete, professionally accomplished on the LPGA level, a terrific teacher of the game and well respected in Annapolis," said Navy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. "Fielding women's varsity golf will be an immediate logistical challenge, but it's only a matter of time before Nadia will have us competing for championships. She is a winner on and off the course."

"For the past 13 years I have watched and admired what Navy Men's Golf coach Pat Owen and his team have accomplished. It is an honor to be part of the United States Naval Academy and its traditions. I am excited to pioneer the Navy women's golf program and look forward to building a top quality team," said Ste-Marie.

Ste-Marie had an outstanding collegiate career at both Hawai'i and Florida State before graduating in 1990 with a degree in sociology from Florida State. As a Seminole, Ste-Marie won four individual tournaments and had 13 top-10 finishes during her career.

In the summer before her senior year at Florida State, she played in the 1988 U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Women's Amateur, then capped off her career in Tallahassee by being named a first-team All-American and qualified as an individual competitor in the 1989 NCAA Golf Championship.

During her time at Hawai'i, she competed in the 1985 and 1987 U.S. Women's Amateur Tournaments and won a pair of amateur tournaments in Hawai'i in 1985. After graduating from Florida State, Ste-Marie turned pro on the LPGA tour in 1990 and went on to play in the 1991 and 1992 Women's British Open Championships and the 1996, 1997 and 1998 U.S. Women's Open.

She was the qualifying medalist for the 1997 U.S. Women's Open, and recorded 19 top-10 professional finishes including titles at the du Maurier Ltd. Series in London in 1993 and at the 2006 LPGA TC&P North East Sectional Championship.

Ste-Marie held seven different professional tour membership cards, competing professionally for 10 years on the LPGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, Canadian PGA and the FUTURES Tour, among others.

Ste-Marie is currently an assistant golf professional at the United States Naval Academy Golf Club, a position she has held since 1999. She has also served as the Director of Golf at the Sherwood Forest Boys and Girls Summer Camp and has been an LPGA Teaching & Club Professional since 2000.

She was inducted into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.

Ste-Marie and her husband, Bill McKeon, are the parents of two sons, Kyle (13) and Noah, (10) and a daughter, Taylor (5). The family resides in Annapolis.

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