June 17, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Seminole golfer Caroline Westrup has earned All-American Honorable Mention Honors by Golf Week Magazine which makes her the first four-time All-American in the sport of golf at Florida State University. She earned All-American first team honors in 2006 and 2007, second team honors in 2008 and honorable mention honors this season.
Considered to be the greatest golfer in school history, Westrup established numerous milestones during her four-year career as a Seminole. In addition to being the first four-time All-American in school history, she is the only four-time All-ACC selection in school history, won a school record five individual tournament championships, was Florida State’s team captain a school record three times and led the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament a school record tying four times. Additionally, her single-round career best score of 66 (which she shot five times) is only one stroke from tying the school record and she led the Seminoles to four team championships during her career.
She was celebrated by the Florida State University Department of Athletics as the torch on the Unconquered Statue in front of Doak Campbell Stadium was lit in her honor after she won the individual title at the Women’s World Championship in 2006. The Torch lighting for Westrup marks one of the only three times it has been lit for a personal accomplishment since the tradition of lighting the torch for academic and athletic achievements which began in 2005.
Westrup competed in the NCAA Championship finals three times in her career as a Seminole – 2006 with her teammates and 2007 and 2008 as an individual. She finished in a career-best tied for 11th place at the 2007 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Her finish in the 2007 national championship ranks as the highest finish for a Seminole individual in the NCAA Championship.
“One of my goals when I first came to Florida State was to be a four-time All-American and a four time All-ACC pick,” said Westrup. “Coach Dillman and my teammates helped me achieve those goals as more; I have enjoyed a wonderful experience at Florida State. Florida State has helped me reach the goal of becoming a professional golfer; a part of my life that I have recently begun to enjoy. My next goal is to receive my degree in sport management which I will achieve in December. Florida State – my coach, my teammates and the many people who have touched my life since I became a Seminole – has helped make me the person and the golfer I am today.”