May 26, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Kristin Tamulis, who led the Florida State women’s golf team to the NCAA Championships for the fifth time in school history in 2003, has earned All-American Honorable Mention honors by the National Golf Coaches Association. Tamulis led the Seminoles to a top-20 national finish as one the top Division I golfers in the country this past season. It marks the first time during her career she has earned All-American honors.
The Seminoles finished in a tied for 19th-place at the NCAA Championship event played last week at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Course at Purdue University. It marked the fifth time in school history and first time since 1999 the Seminole women’s golf team had participated in the national championship tournament.
Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) led the Seminoles with a career-low 73.94 stroke average during the 2002-03 fall and spring seasons. It marked the third consecutive season she has ranked as Florida State’s top golfer. Tamulis earned individual victories at the Lady Gator Invitational at the University of Florida and the Ryder/Florida Championships at the University of Miami this spring. In winning two tournaments, Tamulis became the first Seminole to win multiple tournaments in the same season since All-America Michelle Guilbault won two individual titles during the 1981 season.
Tamulis carded a career-low single-round score of 65 in the final round of the 15th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and recorded 13 rounds of scores of 75 or below in 19 rounds during seven tournaments during the spring season.
Tamulis became the first Florida State golfer to earn All-ACC honors three times as the conference coaches lauded her as a sophomore, junior and senior. She became only the 12th women’s golfer in ACC history to earn All-ACC honors three or more times during her career.
Ranked 23rd in the final individual national GolfWeek/Sagarin Power rankings, Tamulis finished as the Seminoles’ highest-ranking player in eight of 11 events this year and five of seven tournaments this spring. She finished in a tie for 28th in last week’s NCAA Championship to become this highest finishing Seminole at the NCAA Championship in school history.