Sept. 29, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Three-time All-American Caroline Westrup, a senior member of the Florida State University women’s golf team, is the No. 1 ranked women’s collegiate golfer and the Seminole women’s golf team is ranked No. 14 in this week’s GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance Index. Westrup earned medalist honors at the Seminoles’ first tournament of the season – the Cougar Classic – and will play as the nation’s top golfer in this weekend’s Lady Tar Heel Classic at the University of North Carolina Golf Course.
Westrup is the first three-time All-American in the history of the Seminole women’s program. She earned All-American First Team honors in 2006 and 2007 and was an All-American Second Team selection in 2008. Westrup is also the first player in school history to earn All-ACC honors in her first three seasons and is looking to become the first four-time All-ACC honoree in school history.
“The ranking is great for our program and our school,” said Westrup. “It’s exciting for me, too, and it means that we all have to play well this weekend. My main goal for the season is for our team to play as well as we can in every tournament so we can go as a team to nationals. The most important thing to me this year is playing in the NCAA Championship with my teammates.”
Florida State enters this week’s Lady Tar Heel Invitational after finishing fifth at the Cougar Classic. The Seminoles finished ahead of three teams currently ranked in the GolfWeek top 25 and finished one stroke behind No. 8 ranked Virginia and two strokes behind No. 12 ranked North Carolina.
“Any year you can crack the top-20 this early in the season is a good thing,” said head coach Debbie Dillman. “We are going to go to Chapel Hill to play against some of the top teams in the country and hope to earn a couple of quality wins which can help springboard us through the rest of the fall season and into the spring.”
GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance Index Rank Team Rating 1. UCLA 69.41 2. Southern Cal 70.09 3. Arizona State 70.45 4. Tulsa 70.54 5. Georgia 70.77 6. Vanderbilt 70.88 7. Oklahoma State 70.97 8. Virginia 71.38 9. Alabama 71.40 10. Duke 71.86 11. Denver 72.09 12. North Carolina 72.11 13. Auburn 72.19 14. Florida State 72.36 15. New Mexico 72.37