1995-96 SWC Coach of the Year
Angie Ravaioli-Larkin plans to restore the women's golf program to national prominence, a level it achieved throughout the 1980s and early '90s.
Early indications are that Ravaioli-Larkin has the Lady Frogs headed precisely in the right direction.
Ravaioli-Larkin, who is in her second year as the women's golf coach, joined the Frog family in August 1994 after serving as an assistant golf professional at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, California.
Ravaioli-Larkin, a Hurst native, was a two-time all-SWC performer at SMU and a member of the various pro tours from 1989 through 1991. She earned all-SWC recognition in 1986 and 1989, finished runner-up in the 1986 conference tournament, plus twice gained NCAA Championship qualifying spots.
While at SMU, she won two collegiate tournaments her senior year.
In August of 1989 Ravaioli-Larkin turned professional, earning an assortment of impressive finishes in women's pro golf tournaments. She competed in the 1992 U.S. Open and was the leading money winner on the 1991 Players West Golf Tour.
"I had always dreamed of following up my playing career by becoming a coach, and to be able to do this at a university as prestigious as TCU is simply great," stated Ravaioli-Larkin, "I want to build on the program. There has been some great teams at TCU in the past and I want to take the program back to where they were in the 1980s.
"I believe a second national championship for TCU women's golf is certainly within reach.
"Golf is an individual sport. I expect team work and team spirit in order for us to be a championship team. I only recruit quality athletes not quantity. I strongly believe in positive, mental attitudes. I want my players to leave here a better person, whether they are joining the (LPGA) tour or entering the business world."
Golf is definitely the topic of conversation in the Larkin household. Ravaioli-Larkin is married to Rob Larkin, who currently is the golf professional at Fossil Creek Golf Club in Fort Worth. Ravaioli-Larkin received her B.A. degree in Psychology from SMU in 1989 with a minor in Physical Education.