SANFORD, Florida - The year after a winning a championship, complacency is a real concern for any team. Often coaches say, we aren't "defending" anything. At Seminole State, head coach Christa Teno is embracing this challenge. The coach did not even order a Championship ring for herself. "When I retire, I want a ring that has 6 or 7 stars (signifying National Championships)," said Teno when recently announcing the fall schedule.

This year's team will have three returning All-Americans; Alex Giles, Sophia Warren and Karn Thantamnu (who red-shirted in 2018-19, but was All-American in 2017-18). These three will be looked upon to lead the five newcomers through a challenging fall schedule that opens at in-state rival and perennial national powerhouse, Daytona State's tournament, September 12-15.

The Raiders will participate in three other events during the fall. SSC will have stops at Jacksonville and Stetson and wrap up at Flagler College's Fall Slam.


  • Seminole State Golf has finished in the top 3 in the Nation every year since 2009
  • All four 2019 graduates, Tai Anudit (Kennesaw State), Sam Brimhall (Jacksonville University); Brigitte Clements (Embry-Riddle) and Maria Cowan (Bethune-Cookman) are playing at four-year programs
  • The 2019-20 team returns three All-Americans (Alex Giles, Sophia Warren and Karn Thantamnu)
  • Coach Christa Teno was named LPGA Coach of the Year (2018) and inducted into the NJCAA Golf Hall of Fame (May 2017)
  • Seminole State and Seminole County will host the 2022 NJCAA Women's Golf National Championship at Timacuan Golf Club.
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About the Seminole State Raiders:

The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State sponsors five sports all competing in the NJCAA Division I.  Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

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Media contact: Kurt Esser, Director of Athletics, 407.708.2092,