NICOLE LORUP TO JOIN THE UNLV WOMEN’S GOLF PROGRAM
A native of Denmark, the junior transfer is coming to the Rebels from Troy where she earned All-Sun Belt honors
The UNLV women’s golf program has received a signed commitment from Nicole Lorup to join the Rebels for the 2021-22 season, head coach Amy Bush-Herzer announced Wednesday.
Lorup, who grew up in Smørum, Denmark, is a transfer from Troy University where she has played since 2018. Following the 2020-21 season, she was named to the All-Sun Belt Second Team, marking her second all-league recognition to go along with 2019 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year honors.
“We are very excited to add Nicole to our team,” Bush-Herzer said. “She is a very accomplished world-wide player who will have an immediate impact for us here at UNLV.”
Lorup led the Trojans with a 73.93 stroke average and five rounds under par this past season. In addition, 27 of her 28 individual rounds counted towards her team’s score and her scoring average ranked as the fifth-lowest in school history. She also ranks at the top of the school’s career scoring average list at 73.60. For the season, she was Troy’s top finisher in seven of the team’s 10 events.
She also earned All-Sun Belt First Team honors in 2019 with a 74.17 stroke average and was poised for the league’s top honor with a school-record 72.56 stroke average before the 2020 season was cut short.
Lorup claimed two individual titles during 2019-20, winning the Palmetto Intercollegiate and the Town & Country Invitational. As a freshman in 2018-19, she turned in three top-10 finishes and six top-25 performances over Troy’s 10 events.
Originally from Schwerin, Germany, Lorup competed for the Danish National Team and entered college after being ranked as a junior as high No. 19 in Denmark.