Class of 2023

Born: October 11, 1960 in Mobile, Alabama

Category: Golf

Bahnsen was the first female golfer to receive an athletic scholarship at Louisiana State University where she played from 1979-83. She was head coach of the Lady Tigers from 1985-2018. During Bahnsen’s 34 years as head coach, her teams recorded 28 team titles and 28 individual titles. She led the Tigers to an SEC Championship victory in 1992 and her teams qualified for the NCAA Championship Tournament twelve times. Twice, in 2011 and 2012, Bahnsen’s team finished third in the NCAA National Championship Tournament. LSU golfer Austin Ernst won the NCAA Individual Championship in 2011 under Bahnsen’s leadership. The National Golf Coaches Association inducted Bahnsen into its Coaches Hall of Fame in 2009.