July 15, 2019

Meet Cordelia Chan - Williams Women's Golf

Cordelia Chan, Williams Courtesy of Williams Sports Information

Cordelia Chan became the second Williams golfer and the second NESCAC golfer to win an NCAA Individual title in 2019. Chan earned medalist honors at the 2019 NCAA Championships following a round of 72 on the final day and finished with a four-day total of 296. The Ephs finished the tournament as the national runner-up for the second straight year.

Chan, the NESCAC Player of the Year in 2017 and the league’s Rookie of the Year in 2015, was a three-time All-NESCAC selection. She posted a school-record round of 67 to claim first at the Mount Holyoke Invitational this past fall and was runner-up at the NESCAC Championship as the Ephs won their fourth straight NESCAC title.

Chan was a four-time Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American. She was an Honorable Mention All-American as a first year and earned Second Team WGCA All-America honors as a sophomore and junior before capping her illustrious career with a WGCA First Team selection as a senior.

In addition to her accomplishments on the course, Chan was a teaching assistant for several biology courses and co-authored a published paper in physiology. She tutored students at Mt. Greylock Middle and High Schools as a teaching fellow for the Center for Learning in Action. Chan also taught dental hygiene as a SMILE Makers volunteer to kindergarten students at local schools. Chan served as also the Team IMPACT liaison for the women’s golf team and a member of the Williams Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She will pursue a career in dentistry after graduating from Williams with a 3.63 GPA as a biology major.