July 23, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Junior Alison Curdt and freshman Caroline Larsson of the Florida State University women’s golf team have been named the Academic All-America team by the National Golf Coaches’ Association. It marks the second time Curdt has earned the honor and is the first time Larsson has been named to the academic team.
Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) and Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) excelled in the classroom with grade point averages above 3.5 and on the course as the pair helped lead the Seminoles to a top-20 finish at the NCAA Championship in 2003.
Curdt, who holds a 3.53 grade point average, has already completed bachelor’s degree requirements in psychology and is working towards a second degree in professional golf management. She has completed 126 academic hours during the first three years of her academic career. As a member of the Florida State women’s golf team, Curdt has played 31 tournaments in her first three years as a member of the Seminoles’ starting lineup and has never missed competing in an event since her arrival as a freshman. She has competed in one NCAA Championship, three NCAA Regional and three ACC Championships during her career. Her career-best single-round score of 69 came during the second round of the Tar Heel Invitational and the second round of the Landfall Tradition during the fall 2002 season.
Larsson, who holds a 3.967 grade point average in liberal studies, earned Dean’s List honors during her first year at Florida State. She successfully completed 25 academic hours as a freshman. Larsson was the Seminoles’ surprise player and one of the most surprising players in the nation during the 2002-03 season. Larsson stepped into Florida State’s lineup immediately upon her arrival and competed in all 11 tournaments including the NCAA Championship, NCAA East Regional and ACC Championship. Larsson was a major reason why the Seminoles qualified for the NCAA Championship as she carded a career-low 68 in the final round of the NCAA East Regional.
The qualify for the NGCA Academic All-America team student-athletes must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (3.40 for seniors) and must have completed in at least 66 percent of the team’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the previous year.