Grand Marshal

2020 Honorees: New Albany High School Girls Golf Team

New Albany Founders Day is pleased to recognized the 2019 New Albany High School Girls Golf Team, featuring team members Kary Hollenbaugh, Anna Ritter, Madison Spiess, Anna Coccia, Gwynnie Lee, and Shannan Ireland, and coach Rich Ritter. The team won the 2019 OCC Championship, Division 1 Central District Championship, and the OHSAA Division 1 State Championship.

They finished their season with an extraordinary 229-0 record, making this their 2nd consecutive undefeated season for girls golf at New Albany High School with a combined 416-0 record in the last two years. Madison Spiess shot a school record score of 65 (-7) at Yankee Trace, and the team set a Sectional Tournament record of 286 (-2) at Blacklick Woods Golf Course.

Anna Ritter won the OHSAA Individual State Championship, the first golfer in NAHS history to do so, with a tournament total of 138 (-2) and was joined on 1st Team All-Ohio by Madison Spiess 142 (+2) and Kary Hollenbaugh 143 (+3) marking the first time that 3 players from the same school achieved the honor during a single season.

The team beat their own state single day record on consecutive days setting the new mark of 282 and improving their own state two day scoring record by 21 strokes with a tournament total of 571 to claim their 2nd consecutive OHSAA Division 1 State Championship by a record margin of 43 strokes at the Ohio State Golf Club Gray Course.

Previous Honorees

Mayor Nancy Ferguson

2016

Robert and Debbie Dean

2015

Eileen Leuby

2014

Virginia McVay

2013

Helen Pestel

2012

Marjorie Bevelhymer

2011

Mike Brown

2010

Wib and Janet Kindler

2009

Kathy and Jim Mayhorn

2008

Nancy and Tom Marasek

2007

Iva and Robert Sammons

2006

Don and Carol Shoemaker

2005

Steve and Valerie Bevelhymer

2004

Ileane and Bob Dickendesher

2003

Kenny and Norma Massey

2002

Margie and Rollie Pestel

2001

Rudy and Elaine Sever, Linda Martin, Donna Hammes, and Lillian Shannon

2000

Pat and Willard Zarley

1999

Bob and Millie Goodrich

1998

Naomi and Jim Fodor

1997

Dr. John and Marilyn Saveson

1996

Helen Garrabrant, Evelyn Swickard, and William and Margaret Harrington (Honorary)

1995

Glyde and Margaret Marsh

1994

Chief Bernie Obert and Donna Obert

1993

Edith Yank and Oma Wickiser

1992

Fern Kennaw

1991

Clark and Evelyn Cubbage

1990

Herschel and Alice Boesch

1983

Cecil and Arloia Walton

1988

Aziel Shockley, Blanche Fravel, Walter and Bernadine Daily, and Jerry Cheeseman (Honorary)

1987

Kenny and Florence Bevelhymer

1986

Ethel Schleppi (100 years old)

1985

Herman and Lucille Herb

1987

Sled and Josie Garner

1983

Clare Taylor and Martha Ranney

1982

Ora Doran, Chester Doran, and Hazel Dawson

1981

Theresa Tiega (present queen), Christie Lowe (future queen), and Nellie Davis (past queen)

1980

Willis Doran and Jimmy Doran

1979

Lizzie Swickard, Ethel Schleppi, and Nina Estle

1978

Congressman John Ashbrook

1977

Congressman Sam Divine, Clark and Martha Ranney

1976