Shawna Copenhaver becomes the third Ranger golf coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University since the program began competition in the Sooner Athletic Conference during the 2004-05 season. She replaces Mike Hood, who served in that capacity for the past three and a half years.
Prior to arriving in Alva, Copenhaver played a year of junior college basketball and was a Small College All-American during the 1994-95 season at Clarendon College (Tex.). She transferred to Northwestern in 1995 for her final three seasons and started in each game of her Ranger career. Copenhaver was a member of two NAIA National Tournament teams, during the 1995-96 and 1997-98 seasons.
Copenhaver has been a part of the J.R. Holder Wellness Center since the facility opened in August of 2000. She began as a graduate assistant and was promoted to director in July of 2003. Over the past nine years, she has been an adjunct instructor in the health and sports science education department.
Copenhaver received her bachelor’s of science in health and physical education from Northwestern in 2000 and earned a master’s of education degree in adult education management and administration also from Northwestern.
Posted on Thu, May 14, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt