May 26, 2007
TALLAHASSE, Fla. –
Florida State University sophomore golfer Caroline Westrup, who finished in a tie for 11th place at the 2007 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship, has earned All-America First-Team honors for the second consecutive season as announced by the National Golf Coaches’ Association at its annual post championship banquet.
“I’m honored to earn All-American honors again this season,” said Westrup. “Being named All-American is a goal of mine each season and I am happy to reach that goal this season. I am going to work even harder to play better next year and set even higher goals for myself and my teammates. One of my top goals will be to have our team qualify for nationals so we can all share in the experience together.”
Westrup is the first golfer in school history to earn All-America honors twice during her career. She is one of eight Florida State golfers to earn All-America honors at least once during her career.
Westrup’s sophomore season has been one for the record books. She earned seven top-five individual finishes, and finished four tournaments with her final score at even par or better. Westrup shot impressive sub-par rounds to lead the team to its two team championship victories this year at the Cougar Classic and the Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge. She earned medalist honors twice — at the Tar Heel Invitational and Chrysler Challenge.
Westrup continued her outstanding career as she as she performed as the Seminoles’ top golfer for the second consecutive season. She led the team with a career-low 72.29 strokes in 24 rounds of play, rounds scored at par or better (twelve), rounds scored at 75 or lower (16), and low single-round score (66). Her career-low single-round score of 66 came in the third round of the fall 2006 Cougar Classic.
Westrup spent the majority of the fall season ranked as the nation’s No. 1 player and finished the regular season ranked as the nation’s No.3 women’s collegiate golfer according to GolfStat. She was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference women’s golf team for the second consecutive season in a vote by the league’s nine head coaches.
Westrup is already on the of Seminole All-Americans that includes Michelle Guibault (1981), Lisa Young Walters (1981), Barb Bunkowsky (1982), Nadia Ste-Marie (1989), Karen Stupples (1995) and Kristin Tamulis (2003). Both Stupples and Tamulis are currently playing on the LPGA Tour.
“I am really proud of Caroline and am proud of the way she played this season,” said Head Coach Debbie Dillman. “It’s a pleasure to be able to coach her every day and it’s a pleasure to have her as a member of our team. She is a credit to Florida State University and it’s certainly an honor to have a two-time All-American as part of our program.”