Since taking over the program prior to the 2012-13 season, Jennifer Borocz has led the Jacksonville University women’s golf program to unparalleled success.
During her tenure at the helm, the Dolphins have seen a number of school record fall and sent an individual into NCAA post season play for the first time in program history. The team has also achieved its best conference tournament finishes since the program was formed in 1985 three years running.
2016-17 saw the emergence of another freshman, Michelle Forsland of Kolbotn, Norway, as the low round leader for the Dolphins. She was named ASUN Freshman of the Year and First Team All-ASUN after playing in 10 tournaments, finishing T-8th at the ASUN Championship. Senior Megan Collins also earned Second Team All-ASUN honors.
That team also excelled in the classroom, earning the WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award after posting the highest team GPA in the country (3.924), the only team to have over a 3.9. Five members were honored individually as well by the WCGA, with Collins, Forsland, Amanda Detmer, Louise Persson and Maria Brunzell all recieving recognition for their academic achievements.
In 2015-16, Detmer, as just a freshman, led the team with a 75.43 scoring average en route to being honored with All-ASUN First Team and All-Freshman Team accolades at the end of the year.
The 2014-15 campaign was certainly one to remember for the Dolphins as Borocz mentored three all-conference recipients in Jessica Welch (first team), Sabrina Rumbaugh (second team) and Shania Berger (all-freshmen).
The trio also marks the first time in program history that three individuals were recognized for the Dolphins with post season accolades and the first time two have been named to the all-conference team in the same season since 1993 when Jacksonville was a member of the Sun Belt Conference.
Welch made more history as she was also the first in program history to be named the golfer of the year. In addition she also was the A-Sun Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year topping off a season full of accolades.
Under the guidance of Borocz, Welch achieved another program first as she earned an at-large invitation into the 2015 NCAA Regional. The outstanding senior capped the year setting school records for stroke average in a single season (73.59) and a career (75.41).
The team was just as stellar in 2015 posting a school mark 304.45 team scoring average besting the number set the previous season. In three year under Borocz, the Dolphins have improved each year and own three of the four best single season team scoring averages in program history.
The 2013-14 season was highlighted by a team victory at the Cincinnati Spring Invitational which gave Jacksonville its first tournament title since the spring of 2007.
The classroom success transcended throughout the team which won the Team GPA award at the JAXSPYS student athlete awards banquet and saw five players honored by the WGCA
Borocz came to Jacksonville University after nearly five years with the TPC Network. Within the TPC Network, she worked for TPC Twin Cities and TPC Sawgrass as a PGA Assistant Professional.
During her tenure with the TPC Network, Borocz worked in a variety of capacities including golf instruction to players of all ages.
In addition to her teaching background, Borocz has numerous PGA tournament wins to her credit including the 2011 PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship, 2010 North Florida Section PGA Assistant’s Championship, the 2010 & 2011 North Florida Section PGA Women’s Championship and a Minnesota Section PGA Luther Pro Series event, among others.
In 2011, she advanced through Stage I of the LPGA Qualifying School but was forced to withdraw from Stage II due to a back injury.
Borocz attended Sam Houston State University where she excelled in the classroom and on the golf course. She was the first graduate from the PGA Golf Management program in 2009, with a 3.72 cumulative GPA. Her collegiate playing career was highlighted by being named the 2008 Southland Conference Golf Student-Athlete of the Year. She was a four-time Southland All-Conference Selection, Team Captain, and led Sam Houston State to the Southland Conference title in 2004 and 2007. Throughout her collegiate career, Borocz was Individual Medalist and Runner-Up in numerous events and was named to All-Academic and All-Scholar teams. Upon graduation, she was elected to PGA Membership in June 2009 and immediately began working at TPC Twin Cities, in her home state of Minnesota.
In February 2010, Borocz completed the Certified Professional program to further herself as a Class A Member of the PGA. She also serves as the North Florida Section PGA-Northern Chapter Tournament Chair.
Borocz's husband, Matt, is the Assistant General Manager/Director of Golf at TPC Sawgrass. The couple has one boy, Carter.