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Anne Walker
Position: Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf
Alma Mater: California '02
Experience: 3 Years
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Anne Walker was handed the reins to the Cardinal program in 2012 and is in her second season as Stanford’s Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf.

During Walker’s inaugural season on The Farm, Stanford recorded its best finish since 2007 at the NCAA Championships by tying for 13th. The Cardinal won three tournaments - the Peg Barnard Invitational, Cal Classic and Julie Inkster Spartan Invitational - for the program’s highest win total since the 1980s.

Walker’s team also recorded its best Pac-12 campaign since 2001 with a fourth-place finish. Six players notched at least one top-10 finish during the regular season, with Mariah Stackhouse accomplishing the feat on eight occasions.

Stackhouse became Stanford’s first freshman to earn All-America honors since 1994. Also a first team all-Pac-12 honoree, Stackhouse burst onto the scene when she fired a course and NCAA women’s record 61 (10-under) while capturing her first career tournament title and leading the Cardinal to a team victory in the Peg Barnard Invitational held on the Stanford Golf Course.

Even more impressive, Stackhouse produced two eagles on the front nine, one-putted every green and shot an incredible 9-under 26 heading into the turn. Of the four collegiate players who previously carded an overall round of 9-under, none produced a lower nine-hole score than Stackhouse. Stackhouse totaled eight birdies and two eagles to finish 10 strokes ahead of the next closest competitors at the event.

Walker’s first season was highlighted by another program-first when Sally Watson became Stanford’s first Pac-12 Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Walker came to Stanford from UC Davis after serving as its head women’s golf coach for four years. She led the Aggies during their transition from Division II to being competitive at the national level as an NCAA Division I program.

UC Davis won three Big West Conference titles under her guidance and advanced to a pair of NCAA Championships, including one trip to the NCAA finals. Walker also led the Aggies to their first-ever top-20 national ranking.

During her stint at UC Davis, Walker was a three-time Big West Coach of the Year and in 2009 had two players qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. Walker coached three Big West Players of the Year and two Big West Freshmen of the Year.

The Aggies won five tournaments and reached a national ranking of No. 14 during the 2011-12 season.

Walker began her coaching career at her alma mater, California, while immediately stepping into the role of assistant coach after graduating in 2002. Walker was named associate head coach at Cal in 2007 before taking the UC Davis head job in 2008.

As a student-athlete at Cal, Walker was a three-time captain for the Golden Bears and twice won individual medalist honors. She was the 2002 Pac-10 medal winner and was three times an all-Pac-10 selection. Walker and also received NGCA All-America scholar honors three times.

Walker was inducted into the California Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.