Margaret Mitchell is in her first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Pirates. After an outstanding four-year career at ECU, the 2004 accounting graduate is pursing her MBA at East Carolina.
The Raleigh, N.C. native has been one of the Pirates most consistent golfers. Since joining the Pirates as a freshman in the Fall of 2000, Mitchell has helped lay a solid foundation in a program that is just five years old and has claimed seven tournament team titles.
As a junior, Mitchell had her best season with the Pirates, recording three top-five finishes and five top-20 placements. She earned all-tournament honors at the Bradford Creek Intercollegiate after finishing tied for second en route to the Pirates third consecutive team title in 2002-03.
Mitchell helped guide the Pirates to their lone NCAA East Regional appearance and recorded her personal-best 18-hole score (70) in the first round, which was the eighth lowest score in school history. Her final stroke average (77.46) as a junior ranks sixth on ECU's all-time single season charts, while her 79.78 career average is fourth best all-time. Mitchell finished her career with five top-5 finishes and 10 top-20 placements.
Off the golf course, Mitchell has excelled in the classroom. She is a three-time National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team member, a three-time PCS Phosphate All-Academic Team selection, ECU's 2004 Most Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete, 2003-04 Conference USA Honor Roll recipient and a has been named to ECU's Director of Athletics Honor Roll every semester at East Carolina.
Mitchell attended Broughton High School under the direction of head coach Phil Ratliff, where she won three letters, was a two-time captain and the team MVP of the 1999 squad. She also was named the Coca-Cola Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year (1999) and the 2000 News and Observer Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year.