July 12, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University golfers Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch and Caroline Westrup, who helped lead the Seminoles to its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA East Regional Championship in 2007, have been named to the National Golf Coaches’ Association Scholar Athlete Team. It marks the third consecutive year Brummett has been named to the team, the second consecutive year for Burch and the first year Westrup has earned the academic honor.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent of all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% (Division I) of the school’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) recently completed her third season as a member of the Seminoles’ starting line-up with a career-best 76.73 stoke average. Her best outing of the spring 2007 season came at the Lady Gator Invitational when she finished in a tie for 16th place with a 223 tournament score. Brummett also played well at the NCAA East Regional Championship for the second consecutive season as she finished with an 11-over par score of 227 to help the Seminoles finish in a tie for 11th place in the team standings. She has played in 29 of a possible 30 events during the first three years of her Florida State career. Brummett is majoring in political science.
Burch (Satellite Beach, Fla.), who earned her degree in sport management in April, was a four-year letter winner for the Seminole women’s golf team from 2004-07. She played in 37 career events and 110 total rounds during her career and earned All-ACC honors in 2005 as one of the top 12 golfers in the nation’s top conference for women’s golf. Burch helped lead the Seminoles to two NCAA Championship appearances, two top-20 national finishes and three NCAA Regional Championship appearances during her career.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) is quickly becoming the most decorated golfer in Florida State history. She earned All-America First-Team and All-ACC honors in both 2006 and 2007 in becoming the first golfer in school history to earn All-America First-Team honors twice during her career and the first golfer in school history to earn All-ACC honors during the first two years of her career. Westrup won the individual title at the Women’s World Amateur Championship in South Africa in 2006 and is an academic standout after earning a 4.0 grade point average during the spring of 2006 and 2007 seasons and Dean’s List honors (3.5 GPA) or better during the fall of 2006. She is majoring in sport management.
Brummett, Burch and Westrup helped the Seminole women’s golf team finish the 2006-07 academic year as one of Florida State’s brightest teams. The team earned a combined GPA of 3.384 during the fall 2006 semester and a 3.340 GPA during the spring of 2007 for a cumulative GPA of 3.362. Brummett, Burch and Westrup were joined on the 2007 ACC Honor Roll by senior Michelle Steakin, junior Ashley Kemp, sophomores Sara Young and Erica Gonzalez and freshman Jamie Kuhn.