May. 2, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University sophomore Jaclyn Burch, who led the Seminoles in stroke average this past season, was named to the All-ACC women’s golf team in a vote by the league’s eight head coaches. Burch led the Seminoles to six top-10 team finishes and averaged a career-best 76.78 strokes in nine events during the fall 2004 and spring 2005 seasons. Her selection marks the eighth time a Seminole golfer has earned All-ACC honors in the last six years.
In earning all-conference honors for the first time during her career, Burch becomes only the third sophomore in school history to earn All-ACC honors joining current teammate Caroline Larsson (2004) and former Florida State All-America Kristin Tamulis (2001) as second-year Seminoles who have earned the honor.
Burch led the Seminoles during the fall 2004 and spring 2005 seasons as she had 100 percent of her rounds (27 of 27) counted toward the team score in nine tournaments. She was the only Florida State player to have all of her rounds counted during each event of the past year. Burch earned her career-best tournament score (220), career-best tournament score vs. par (+7), career-best-best 36-hole score (147) and a tied for 15th place individual finish in leading the Seminoles to a ninth place team finish in the fall 2004 ACC/SEC Challenge. Her finish was the first of her three top-15 finishes during her sophomore season.
Burch played in all five of the Seminoles’ events during the spring of 2005 and led the team in stroke average with a 77.93 mark. She was Florida State’s top finisher in three of five events and earned her career-best finish of tied for 10th at the ACC Championship. Burch finished in 15th place finish at the Lady Gamecock Invitational to earn the second of three top 15 finishes during her career.
Burch is the ninth player in school history to earn All-ACC honors. Beginning with Erica Firnhaber in 1992, nine Seminoles have earned All-ACC honors of 11 times. Tamulis, who is currently playing on the LPGA Tour, earned the honor three times and is the only Seminole to earn the honor more than twice. Former Seminole Karen Stupples, who won the 2004 Women’s British Open, earned All-ACC honors twice during her Florida State career.
2005 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team
Jaclyn Burch Florida State
Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh Duke
Anna Grzebien Duke
Elizabeth Janangelo Duke
Brittany Lang Duke
Jennifer Pandolfi Duke
Tina Miller Miami
Josie Shinn Miami
Katie Miller North Carolina
Ashlee Dean NC State
Leah Wigger Virginia
Ashley Hoagland Wake Forest
Brittany Lang Duke Player of the Year
Jennifer Pandolfi Duke Freshman of the Year
Jan Mann Virginia Coach of the Year