Student Spotlight: Golfer Anna Redding Has a Driving Ambition


Beating the course, never settling for less, always getting better – that is how University of Virginia golfer Anna Redding approaches life, and golf. You can see the intensity in her eyes.

Since discovering golf as an 11-year-old, Redding’s goal has been to play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, which she is determined to reach in the future.

“It’s a tough process to go through,” she said. “Not a lot of people make it, but I’m going to be one of those who does.”

While Redding said she enjoys the “peacefulness and the quietness” of the course, she’s always seeking to be the best that she can be, with the help and encouragement of her UVA coaches and teammates.

“We always want to keep getting better and stronger,” she said. “With that, my chances of making it on the LPGA Tour are higher. I’m really looking forward to the challenge. … I never want to stop.”

Redding, a third-year student majoring in sociology, also excels academically. She’s been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf All-Academic Team and the ACC Honor Roll. In 2017, she was awarded the William C. Eacho Women’s Golf Scholarship at the Hoos Choice Awards.

See her intensity in this video produced by Vincent Varsalona of University Communications.

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