May 31, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Whitney Brummett, Caroline Larsson, and Jaclyn Burch — three Florida State golfers who last week helped the Seminoles to a 16th place finish at the NCAA Championship — have been named to the national All-American Scholar Team by the National Golf Coaches Association. It marks the fourth time Larsson has been named to the prestigious team, the second time Brummett has been named and the first time Burch has been so honored.
The National Golf Coaches Association represents women’s collegiate golf coaches and was formed to encourage the playing of golf by women while promoting education. The organization represents more than 400 coaches nationally and is dedicated to promoting and recognizing student-athletes throughout the United States. The criteria for selection to the All-America Scholar Athlete team is stringent with a minimum 3.50 grade point average and regular competition in two-thirds of the school’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the academic year a must.
Larsson has earned a 3.94 grade point average over her four year academic career with a major in psychology and a minor in communication. She has continuously demonstrated leadership in the classroom earning recognition on the Dean’s List and President’s List, as well as on the ACC Top 6 for community service all four years. Larsson also excelled on the course during her career as she served as the Seminoles’ team captain as a junior and senior. In addition, she earned All-ACC honors in 2004 and led Florida State to four tournament championships and played in three NCAA championships in her career.
Brummett, a sophomore majoring in political science and minoring in business, holds a 3.86 grade point average. Brummett helped lead the Seminoles to the team title at the Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship in 2006 and has helped Florida State to two team titles in her first two collegiate seasons. In the classroom, she has earned Dean’s List honors three times and has made the ACC Honor Roll, as well as the ACC Top 6 Community Service in 2005 and 2006.
Burch, a junior at Florida State, holds a 3.58 grade point average in sport management. Burch was named to the All-ACC team in 2005 and was a team captain in 2006. She has helped Florida State to three team championships and the NCAA championships twice. She has earned Dean’s List honors three times and is the third scholar athlete to make ACC Top 6 for community service team awards in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Florida State finished in 16th in the team standings at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship to end the season ranked in the nation’s top 16 for the first time since 1999 and only the third time in school history. The Seminoles, who entered the championship ranked No. 24 nationally, finished the event at the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University ahead of No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 13 UNLV, No. 19 Kent State and No. 21 Arizona.
By Stepnaie Ecott Sports Information Intern