May 24, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, NM –
Florida State University junior golfer Caroline Westrup earned All-America Second-Team Honors as announced by the National Golf Coaches’ Association at its annual banquet following the final round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Tournament. It marks the third consecutive season Westrup has earned All-America honors making her the first three-time All-American in Seminole women’s golf history. She earned All-America First-Team Honors in both 2006 and 2007 and All-America Second-Team honors this season.
In addition to earning All-America honors for the third consecutive season, Westrup was also named to the All-ACC team earlier this season. She is the only player in school history to be a three-time All-America and a three-time All-ACC honoree.
“I am very honored to be named an All-American for the third time in my career,” said Westrup. “To be the first three-time All-American in school history is something that I am very proud of knowing the tremendous history of this program and the great players who have played their collegiate careers at Florida State. To be the first three-time All-American at Florida State is very humbling because of the success of this program, the great success of the players who have played at Florida State and the success those players have earned during their professional careers.”
Westrup, who finished in a tie for 13th place in the recently completed NCAA Championship finals, averaged 73.12 strokes in 34 rounds during 11 tournaments as a junior. Westrup is ranked 13th nationally in the final GolfStat Cup rankings and 17th nationally in the final GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance Rankings of the 2007-08 season. She finished her junior season as the second highest ranked ACC player in both rankings.
Westrup won the individual championship at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic as she led Florida State to the team title in the event in March. She finished as the runner-up at the ACC Championship with a three-under par score of 213 and was under par in three of her seven spring tournaments. She enjoyed a strong spring season as she cut more than one stroke off of her fall stroke average (74.00) in the spring season (72.97). Westrup led Florida Sate with 12 rounds at par or better and 18 of 25 rounds at 75 or better this spring. She finished as the Seminoles’ leading golfer in nine of 10 events in fall 2007 and spring 2008 and tied her career low for a single round with a 66 in the third round of the UCF Challenge.
“I would like to thank my coaches – Coach (Debbie) Dillman and Coach (Katie) Quinney – and my teammates for their support during the first three years of my career at Florida State. My coaches are great and I love my teammates. My main goal for next season is play at nationals with my teammates and that’s a goal that we all have to start working on to reach this summer and as soon as we get back to campus in the fall.”