May 7, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University senior Kristin Tamulis was named to the 2003 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s golf team for the school-record setting third time it was announced by the league office. Tamulis, who will lead the Seminoles into the NCAA East Regional tournament beginning Thursday, is only the 11th player in ACC history to earn All-ACC honors three or more times. She also earned all-conference honors in 2001 and 2002.
Tamulis is ranked 19th in the national individual rankings in this week’s collegiate GolfWeek/Sagarin Power rankings. Tamulis claimed medalist honors at the Ryder/Florida Championship (April 4-6) to mark the second event she has won this season. She was also victorious at the Lady Gator Invitational (March 8-9). In winning two tournaments, Tamulis has become 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 shot a school-record and career-low six-under par 65 in the final round of the 15th annual ACC Championship and finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings in her most recent outing. The ACC championship was played at Salem Glen Country Club, the same course being played during the 2003 NCAA East Regional.
Tamulis enters the 2003 NCAA East Regional as the ACC’s third highest ranked golfer and one of only five with a scoring average below 74.00 strokes per round. Tamulis is averaging a career-best 73.54 strokes per round in 24 rounds during nine tournaments during her senior season. A mere .25 of a stroke separates each of the top five golfers in the ACC since competition for the six conference teams began in September.
The No. 23-ranked Seminoles will compete in the 21-team Eastern Regional at Salem Glen Country Club in Clemmons, N.C. May 8-10. Three regional tournaments, with 21 teams and three additional individuals, will be conducted to determine the NCAA championships field. Of those teams and players, eight teams and two additional individuals will advance from each region to national championship competition May 20-23 at Purdue University. Florida State will make its third consecutive and fifth appearance in six years in the NCAA Regionals. The Seminoles have made a regional appearance each year since 1998 with the exception of 2000. The Seminoles advanced to the NCAA Championship in 1991,1992 and 1994. In addition, the Seminoles won the 1981 A.I.A.W national championship.