July 15, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Whitney Brummett and Caroline Westrup, who helped lead the Florida State University women’s golf team to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year in 2008, have been named to the All-American Scholar Athlete Team by the National Golf Coaches Association. It marks the fourth consecutive academic team selection for Brummett and the second consecutive for Westrup. This is the sixth consecutive year that at least two Seminoles had been named to the scholar athlete team.
A total of 11 different Florida State women’s golfers have been recognized 25 times since the NCGA began recognizing scholar athletes for their academic and athletic achievements since 1990.
The criteria for selection to the All-America Scholar Athlete Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and the student athletes must have competed in at least 50 percent of the school’s competitive rounds during the year.
Brummett, who graduated in April of 2008 with a degree in political science, became only the second women’s golfer in school history to be named to the Scholar Athlete Team four times in her career. An academic standout at Florida State, Brummett was named to the ACC Honor Roll during each of her four seasons, was named the Florida State University President’s List with a perfect 4.0 GPA twice and was a United States Achievement Academy All-American Scholar award winner in 2007. Additionally, she earned a post-graduate scholarship from the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2008.
During her playing career, Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) helped lead the Seminoles to three NCAA Regional and one NCAA Championship Final appearances and played in four ACC Championship tournaments. She helped lead Florida State to a pair of third place finishes in the ACC Championship (2007 and 2008) and helped the Seminoles earn four tournament championships – the spring 2006 Ryder/Florida Championship, the fall 2006 Cougar Classic, the spring 2007 Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge and the spring 2008 LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic – during her career.
Westrup, who recently helped lead Sweden to the team championship at the 2008 European Amateur team Championship, was named to the team for the second consecutive year. The sport management major has been named to the ACC honor roll during the first three years of her career and has earned Dean’s List honors in each of her first five semesters at Florida State. Westrup carries a 3.69 GPA and earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring 2006 semester. Westrup has twice been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 3 Second-Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) is a three-time All-America – First-Team in 2006 and 2007 and Second-Team in 2008 – giving her the honor of being the first three-time All-American in School history. She has also won the honor of being named to the All-ACC three times during her career and is the first golfer in school history to earn All-ACC honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She has competed in the NCAA Championship finals in each of her three seasons as a Seminole – 2006 with her teammates and 2007 and 2008 as an individual and will play for Sweden in the 2008 Women’s World Championship. Westrup is the reigning World Amateur individual champion as she won the title at the Women’s World Amateur Championship in South Africa in 2006.