NEW YORK—Three-time All-Ivy League honoree Jackie Chulya will serve as the Columbia women’s golf program’s volunteer assistant coach, Head Coach Amy Weeks announced on Monday. In addition to her duties with the women’s golf program, Chulya will continue to compete professionally around the world.
“Jackie embodies all that Columbia Athletics strives to achieve,” Weeks said. “Although she is pursuing a professional career in golf, she is a welcome assistant to myself and our team. She is a great sounding board and resource for our continued success.”
A native of Bangkok,Thailand, Chulya became only the second player in program history to claim three All-Ivy League honors and the first player to earn three consecutive honors (2015, 2016 and 2017). The first player to earn three honors was Michelle Piyapattra in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Chulya was named to the All-Ivy League Second Team in 2015 and First Team in both 2016 and 2017. Her Ivy League finishes are as follows: fifth place in 2017, ninth place in 2016, fourth place in 2015 and 23rd place as a first-year in 2014.
The 2016 Dinah Shore Trophy award-winner and unanimous 2016 Ivy League Player of the Year, Chulya concluded her career with a 75.989 stroke average, ranking a close second in school history to Piyapattra (75.51).
The four-time NGCA/WGA All-Scholar Team member, two-time team captain, four-year letterwinner and three-time Academic All-Ivy League Team member (spring honors in 2015, 2016 and 2017), Chulya set single season program records for best scoring average (74.61 in 2016-17), birdies (62 in 2016-17) and par-4 scoring (4.16) in 2015-16). She also is the Columbia school record holder for most rounds played (93), low 54-hole total (213) and most par or better rounds in a season (6 in 2015-16). She captured two individual invitational titles during her career, the 2015 River Landing Classic and 2016 Cardinal Cup.
Over her four-year collegiate career, Chulya accumulated a 75.99 stroke average in 34 tournaments and 93 rounds of golf. She shot par or better in 15 career rounds and rated as high as the nation’s No. 212 golfer as a senior in 2016-17. Her senior year proved to be her most efficient season as she averaged a season-best 74.61 score in eight tournaments and 23 rounds. Her career-low round was a 69 at the River Landing Classic on April 12, 2015.
Chulya graduated from Columbia College in May 2017 with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. She recently earned a Taiwanese LPGA card and will compete on the Ladies European Tour.