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Seminoles’ Negron Earns All-ACC Women’s Golf Honors

May 6, 2013

Florida State University senior Jessica Negron, who will lead the Seminoles into the NCAA West Regional Championship May 9-11 at the Stanford University Golf Course, has been named to the All-ACC Women’s Golf team in a vote by the league’s nine head coaches and announced by the ACC Office. It marks the first time in her career that she has earned All-ACC honors and is the school-record 13th consecutive season at least one Seminole player has earned All-ACC honors.

Negron (Ocala, Fla.) is the No. 6 ranked golfer in the ACC with a career-low 74.11 stroke average and has earned three top-10 finishes this year. She has been Florida State’s leading golfer in five of the Seminoles’ seven events this spring and finished in a career-best tied for third place at the Florida State Match-Up tournament in February.

“I am truly honored to be named to the All-ACC team,” said Negron. “Being named to the All-ACC team is something that I owe to my teammates; without their support each day in practice there is no way I could have earned this honor. It gives me a lot of confidence as we start play in the regional on Thursday.”

Negron carded her season low score of 69 in the third round of the Bryan National Collegiate in March and has earned three top-10 finishes this season.

Negron joins Florida State head coach Amy Bond as one of 21 All-ACC selections in school history. Bond earned All-ACC honors as a junior in 1998 and was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team in 2002.

“Being named to the All-ACC team in this conference is an honor that I know Jess will cherish,” said Bond. “She has committed herself this spring to playing good golf and it is because of that hard work that she is able to earn this honor. We are all very proud and happy for Jess and are looking forward to playing well this week at the NCAA regional championships and giving ourselves an opportunity to play in the NCAA Championship Finals.”

The Seminoles have earned eight top 10 team finishes this year including a fourth place finish at the ACC Championships at the Sedgefield Country Club in April. The Seminoles finished in a team-best second place at the Florida Challenge in January and earned fourth place finishes at the Florida State Match-Up in February, fourth place at the Marsh Landing Invitational in April and closed out their regular season with its fourth place finish at the ACC Championships.

2013 All-ACC Women's Golf Team
Name                            School
Jessica Negron		        Florida State
*Brittany Altomare	        Virginia
Lindy Duncan                    Duke
Laetitia Beck                   Duke
Casey Grice                     North Carolina
Celine Boutier                  Duke
Alejandra Cangrejo              Duke
Briana Mao                      Virginia
Leticia Ras-Anderica            Miami
Jackie Chang                    North Carolina
Brittany Marchand               NC State
Augusta James                   NC State
*won individual championship at ACC Championships

ACC Player of the Year
Name                            School
Brittany Altomare               Virginia

ACC Freshman of the Year
Name                            School
Celine Boutier                  Duke

ACC Coach of the Year (Top Three Only)
Name                            School
Dan Brooks                      Duke

Florida State's All-Time ACC Honorees
1992    Erica Firnhaber
1993    Marie-Josee Rouleau
1994    Karen Stupples
1995    Karen Stupples
1998    Amy Bond
2001    Kristin Tamulis, Louise Wright
2002    Kristin Tamulis
2003    Kristin Tamulis
2004    Caroline Larsson, Katie Quinney
2005    Jaclyn Burch
2006    Caroline Westrup
2007    Caroline Westrup
2008    Caroline Westrup
2009    Caroline Westrup
2010    Lacey Agnew, Macarena Silva
2011    Maria Salinas
2012    Maria Salinas
2013    Jessica Negron

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