June 3, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State All-America golfer Caroline Westrup, who holds a 3.69 grade point average in sport management, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 3 Second-Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. It marks the second consecutive year she has earned the academic honor for her success in the class room.
Westrup, a two-time captain of the Seminole women’s golf team, earned All-America Second-team honors this past season as she finished in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.
“With the help of a lot of people at Florida State I have been able to develop a great balance with my school work and my golf.” said Westrup. “My success in the classroom is a compliment to my professors, my tutors and my advisors in the Academic Support Unit for Student-Athletes. All of those people help me do well and make Florida State a great university. Of all of my goals on and off the course, getting my degree is very important to my family and I and with the help of a great support system I will accomplish that goal by the time I leave FSU.”
Westrup has given generously of her time as a student-athlete to many different organizations on campus which has helped her organize her time as both a scholar-athlete and an All-American golfer.
Academically, she has helped the Seminole women’s golf team continue its reputation as one of the most academically successful teams on campus. She carries a 3.69 grade point average and earned a perfect 4.0 G.P.A during the spring 2006 semester. She was named to the NCGA All-American Scholar Athlete team in 2007 and has earned Dean’s List honors at Florida State in each of her five semesters. She has been named to the ACC Honor Roll following both of her first two years and will earn that honor for the third time this year as a junior.
Westrup was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma national honor society in 2007. Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society whose goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year college students in institutions of higher learning. The oldest and largest first-year honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded in 1923 and charted at The Florida State University in 1955. All students who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 at the end of any full-time curricular period during their first year are eligible for membership. The Florida State University chapter undertakes several service projects, including offering pre-finals tutoring to their fellow students.
Westrup is also a member of the Order of the Burning Spear (a student leadership organization), the Student Athlete Advising Council and has generously donated more than 150 hours to community service. Westrup and the Seminole women’s golf team were honored during the fall of 2007 at the university’s annual Golden Torch Gala for outstanding academic performance. The women’s golf team finished in a tie with the women’s cross country team for the highest team G.P.A which was identical to the fourth decimal point.
Westrup and the women’s golf team were honored for their outstanding commitment to community service again this spring at the annual Golden `Nole Banquet. The Seminole women’s golf team won its seventh consecutive Athletic Director’s Cup for Community Service which is annually given to the team that has given the most hours to community service.