Feb. 29, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Caroline Westrup, an All-American member of the Florida State University women’s golf team, has been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma national honor society. She was named to the Dean’s List at Florida State in 2006 and 2007 with a perfect 4.0 grade point average and was named to the National Golf Coaches’ Association All-America scholar team in 2007. She is on track to earn her degree in sports management during the spring of 2009.
Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society whose goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year college students in institutions of higher learning. The oldest and largest first-year honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded in 1923 and charted at The Florida State University in 1955. All students who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 at the end of any full-time curricular period during their first year are eligible for membership. The Florida State University chapter undertakes several service projects, including offering pre-finals tutoring to their fellow students.
Westrup is in her third season as a member of the Seminole woman’s golf team and she is already considered one of the greatest players in the history of the program. She became All-American First-Team and All-ACC in both 2006 and 2007. She is the first golfer in school history to earn All-American First-Team honors twice during her career and the first golfer in school history to earn All-ACC honors during the first two years of her career.
Westrup was honored with a lighting of the torch ceremony in front of the Unconquered Statue in front of Doak Campbell Stadium after she won the won the individual world championship in October of 2006. The torch lighting in her honor marked only the second time the torch was lit for a personal accomplishment since the tradition of lighting the torch for academic and athletic achievements began in 2005.