July 25, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Whitney Brummett, Caroline Larsson and Kristin Sordel of the Florida State University women’s golf team have been named to the National Golf Coaches Association Division I Scholar Athlete team. The three Seminoles were among 199 players nationally recognized with the prestigious honor which takes both academic achievement and excellence on the golf course into consideration as criteria for selection to the team.
It marks the third consecutive season Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) has been named to the team while both Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) and Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) were recognized for the first time during their careers.
The criteria for selection for the NGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum grade point average is 3.50 and the student-athletes must have competed in 66 percent of the school’s regularly schedule competitive rounds during the academic year.
Larsson holds a 3.93 grade point average with a major in psychology during the first three years of her academic career at Florida State. She has earned the Golden Torch Award with the team’s highest GPA in each of her three years at Florida State and served as the team captain during her junior season.
Larsson was a 2004 All-ACC selection who has played in 31 consecutive matches including one NCAA Championship, two NCAA Regionals and three ACC Championships during her career. She has helped Florida State to two tournament victories (spring 2003 Ryder/Florida Championship and fall 2003 Ann Rhoads/University of Alabama Intercollegiate) during the first three years of her career. She finished in a tie for first on the team with scores of 75 or better and third in the stroke average category during the spring of 2005.
Brummett earned a 3.75 grade point average during her freshman season as she successfully mixed academic success with success on the course while making a smooth transition to college life. She is majoring in political science with a minor in law and society. Brummett was named to the All-State team in the state of Florida and was nominated for ACC Freshman of the Year honors as she finished second on the team in stroke average.
Brummett led the Seminoles with six top 25 finishes and helped the Seminoles earn six top-10 team finishes during the 2004-05 fall and spring seasons. Her top career scores of 72 (single round), 146 (36-hole score), 218 (gross tournament score) and +2 (vs. par tournament score) came during the Lady Paladin Invitational in her third career tournament during the fall of 2004. Brummett led the Seminoles to a third place finish in the team standings and earned her best career finish of tied for third at the Ryder/Florida Championship during the spring of 2005.
Sordel also performed well in both arenas and holds a 3.70 grade point average with a sports management major heading into her senior year. She performed well in the classroom and on the course in her first season at Florida State in 2004-05 after transferring to Florida State from the University of Central Florida. Sordel serves as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council at Florida State.
Sordel is a solid player for the Seminoles who competed as a member of Florida State’s starting lineup in four of the Seminoles’ nine events during the 2004-05 fall and spring seasons. She immediately joined the Seminoles’ starting lineup during her first season at Florida State and played her best in her first tournament at the Cougar Fall Classic as she carded her best round as a Seminole, a 77, in the third round of the tournament. Sordel finished with a Florida State career-best three-round total of 237 and a +21 vs. par in the event.
Florida State opens its 2005-06 competitive season at the Cougar Fall Classic hosted by the College of Charleston Sept. 11-12.