May 5, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University senior Katie Quinney and sophomore Caroline Larsson, who will lead the Seminoles into the NCAA East Regional Championship beginning May 6, have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf team as announced by the conference office Wednesday. It marks the first time Quinney and Larsson have earned all-conference honors and only the second time in school history that two players have been so honored in the same season.
Quinney and Larsson are the seventh and eighth Seminoles to earn All-ACC honors with those eight players earning the honor 11 different times. The pair joins Seminole greats Erica Firnhaber (1992), Marie Josee-Rouleau (1993), Karen Stupples (1994 and 1995), current Seminole Assistant Coach Amy Bond (1998), Louise Wright (2001) and Kristin Tamulis (2001, 2002, 2003) as Seminoles who have earned All-ACC honors. Of those six players, Bond, Stupples and Wright were named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team in 2003.
Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) has been Florida State’s most consistent golfer this spring and leads the Seminoles with a career-best 75.13 stroke average in 15 rounds during five tournaments. She has finished in the top five in each of her last three events (third at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic; tied for fourth at the Ryder/Florida Championship and tied for fifth at the ACC Championship) and is the second Seminole in two years to earn three consecutive top-five finishes. All-America Kristin Tamulis earned three consecutive top five finishes last during the fall of 2002 and the spring of 2003.
Quinney carded her career-best single-round score of 67 in the second round of the ACC Championship on April 17. She bettered her previous career best by three strokes and has carded all of the Seminoles’ four top single round scores this spring. In addition to her 67 at the ACC Championship, she scored and a pair of 70’s and a 71 in the three rounds of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Quinney leads the team with five rounds at par or better.
Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) enters the 2004 NCAA East Regional Championship with the team’s second lowest ranked stroke average at a career-best 76.27. She averaged 76.47 strokes per round during the fall of 2003 and has played in 20 events during her Seminole career.
Larsson, who finished in a team leading tied for 17th place at the Lady Gamecock Classic in March, has finished either first or second among the Seminoles’ top five in four of five events. She finished tied with Alison Curdt (tied for 40th overall) at the Lady Gator, led the Seminoles at the Lady Gamecock (tied for 17th overall) and in second behind Quinney at the Liz Murphey Classic (tied for 20th overall) and at the Ryder/Florida Championship (seventh overall).
After an 18-hole practice round Wednesday, the Seminoles begin play in the East Regional Championship Thursday. The Seminoles have appeared in 12of the last 14 NCAA Regionals and are looking to advance to the NCAA Championship for the second consecutive season.