NEWARK, Del. -- Delaware will sponsor women’s golf at the varsity level for the first time in school history next fall. The Blue Hens have tabbed Georgetown head coach Patty Post to lead the program.

Women’s golf becomes Delaware’s 23rd varsity sport and the first new sport since women’s rowing was added for the 1998-99 season. Delaware and William & Mary are now tied with the most varsity sports programs among Colonial Athletic Association institutions. The Blue Hens sponsor 13 women’s and 10 men’s sports.

The golf program will begin competing in September 2011 and will be eligible for the CAA championship in 2012. The Blue Hens will join the 10 current CAA women’s golf members in Georgia State, James Madison, UNC Wilmington, William & Mary, Old Dominion, Hofstra, Towson, Richmond, Dayton, and Xavier. Georgia State is the defending champion.

Post became Georgetown’s coach in 2006 after spending the previous six years as a teaching professional and a player. She was the Wisconsin Amateur Champion in 1998 and was named the most valuable player on the Wisconsin team in 1997 and 1999.