TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – First-Team All-American Beatrice Wallin headlines an outstanding list of six members of the Florida State Women’s Golf Team that have been named to the 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll. Wallin is joined on the Honor Roll by Alice Hodge, Elle Johnson, Kathleen Sumner, Taylor Roberts and Amelia Williamson. It marks the 10th consecutive season that at least six Seminole women’s golfers have been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Under Head Coach Amy Bond, the Seminoles earned a 3.57 cumulative grade point average during the spring 2021 competitive season. Roberts earned President’s List honors (with a perfect 4.0 GPA) while three players earned Dean’s List honors (Hodge, Johnson, Sumner, and Williamson) during the spring.
The members of the 2020-21 Florida State Women’s Golf Team have earned academic honors 20 times (five President’s List and 15 Dean’s List) during their careers.
Wallin, the 2021 ACC Golfer of the Year, enjoyed a fantastic year in the classroom and on the course. She was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her career and either won, or was named as a finalist for each of the major collegiate golf award. She was named as the ACC Golfer of the Year (the second Seminole in the last three seasons to earn the award) and to the All-ACC team for the second consecutive season. Additionally, she was named as a top-10 finalist for the ANNIKA Award and the WGCA National Player of the Year Awards. Wallin, who will return for her senior season at Florida State, will be a top contender for every national award once again in 2022.
Sumner, who earned her degree in Sport Management in April, was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in her career. She earned President’s List honors (twice) and Dean’s List honors (six times) in each of her eight semesters as a Seminole. Sumner closed her career ranked 15th in school history with a 74.64 stroke average and was a member of four NCAA Tournament teams during her playing career.
Williamson, who completed her third successful season on the golf course, was named to the Honor Roll for the third time in her career. The Sport Management major has been named to the Florida State Academic Dean’s List in each of the last four semesters. Williamson finished her junior season with a 73.08 stroke average – her lowest in a single year as a Seminole. She played in all eight events for the Seminoles including her second career ACC Championship, her second career NCAA Regional Championship and her second career NCAA Championship Finals appearances and earned her career-best finish of tied for 2nd at the spring 2021 Florida State Match Up and at the 2021 NCAA Louisville Regional Championship.
It was an historic season on the course for Florida State. The Seminoles won the first regional championship in school history and finished in a program-best ninth place in the NCAA Championship Finals in 2020-21. Florida State was ranked in the top 10 throughout the spring season, was ranked No. 1 for two weeks in March and were the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Louisville Regional. The Seminoles won the team title at the NCAA Louisville Regional Championship and entered the 2021 NCAA Championship Finals seeded No. 9, won three tournament championships (at the Florida State Match Up, the Pinetree Collegiate and the NCAA Louisville Regional) and finished as the runner-up in the ACC Championship for the school-record fourth consecutive year.
“I am so proud of each of the members of our team for the academic success this year,” said Bond. “They went through a year that we haven’t been through before and hopefully won’t be ever again. They were all incredibly disciplined as people and as student-athletes. They were the epitome of a team. They all stayed disciplined for each other, so we could get through this year and enjoy the success on the course that we did. We asked more out of this group than we have ever asked of any student athletes, and they responded in the classroom and on the course.”
The ACC Academic Honor Roll consists of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 5,791 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom.
“As the academic advisor for Women’ Golf, I have continually been impressed by this team’s academic work ethic,” said Maggie Flemming, who is an advisor in the Student Athlete Academic Services Unit. “It was a challenging year with majority of classes being held virtual due to COVID-19, but each member of the team rose to the occasion. They pushed each other to be better and fought through adversity. It has been a privilege to work with this group of student-athletes and I am very proud of all they have accomplished this year.”
Florida State finished the 2020 season ranked No. 10 by Golfstat and No. 11 by Golfweek — the sixth consecutive season the Seminoles have finished the year ranked within the nation’s top-25 teams by Golfweek: 2021 (No. 11), 2020 (No 24), 2019 (No. 10), 2018 (No. 19), 2017 (No. 6) and 2016 (No 24).
Seminoles On the 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
Alice Hodge, Finance (1)
Elle Johnson, Biological Sciences (2)
Kathleen Sumner, Sport Management, (4)
Taylor Roberts, Sport Management (1)
Amelia Williamson, Sport Management (3)
Beatrice Wallin, Humanities (2)
(number in parenthesis equals ACC Academic Honor Roll career selections)