Lou Hart

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Coaching | Golf

Lou Hart Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Lou Hart Stats, Bio

Born: June 7, 1952

Hometown: Meridian, MS

Year Induction: 2007

Deceased : April 16, 2020

High School Career

Meridian High School, Meridian, MS (1967-1970)

College Career

Meridian Junior College (1970-1972)

  • Played on first ever men’s golf team
  • Won First Women’s State Am Title (1970)
  • Member Undefeated Junior College Team (1972)
  • Women’s State Amateur Champion (1971)
  • Recipient H.M. Ivy Award as Top Student

Florida State University (1972-1974)

  • Scholarship Recipient
  • Women’s State Amateur Champion (1972, 1973)
  • Played in predecessor to NCAA team Championship tournament (1974)

Amateur Career

Won record 9 MS Women’s Golf Assoc. State Amateur Titles (1970-1973; 1976, 1978, 1984, 1989-1990)

10-time member MS team Southeastern Women’s Amateur Team Championship (1993-2006)

Quarterfinalist Women’s Southern Amateur (1978)

Qualified for USGA National Amateur (1979)

Medalist, qualifying tournament, USGA Women’s Mid Amateur (1987, 1991)

USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, 6th place tie after 36-hole qualifier (2003)

MWGA Senior Women’s Amateur Champion (2002, 2006)

Coaching Career (1994-2006)

Meridian Community College, Meridian, MS

7 NJCAA Region 23 titles

7-time Region 23 Coach of the Year

1 Runner-up & 1 third-place finish NJCAA National Championships

3 MACJC State Championships

Coached 12 NJCAA All Americans including 5 first team honorees

Coached 4 NJCAA Academic All Americans

Hall of Fame Inductions

Charter Member Meridian Community College Hall of Fame (2002)

Charter Member MS Association of Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame (2007)

Special Recognition and Honors

Two-time President MS Women’s Golf Association (MWGA)

MWGA Edit Award recipient for major contributions to golf in MS (2003)

Secretary of NJCAA Golf Coaches Association

Did you Know?

Lou and her father Hunter George Weddington are the first father-daughter inductees in Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame history. Hunter George was inducted in 1983.

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