TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – For the fourth consecutive season, every member of the nationally ranked Florida State Women’s Golf Team has been named to the ACC Academic Honor roll. Among the 259 Florida State student-athletes on the list comprised by those with a 3.0 or better cumulative Grade Point Average, nine women’s golfers are included. It marks the eighth consecutive season at least seven members of the Women’s Golf Team have been honored for academic success by the ACC.
The nine Seminole women’s golfer on the 2019 Academic Honor Roll includes juniors Amanda Doherty (Brookhaven, Ga. /Sport Management), Ashley Mangan (Clermont, Fla./Finance) and Sandra Salonen (Espoo, Finland/Sport Management), who have been named to the ACC Honor Roll three times each; Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C./Sport Management) who has earned the honor in both of her first two seasons as a Seminole and Caroline Hodge (Larchmont, N.Y./Communication/Digital Media Production), Frida Kinhult (Fiskebäckskil, Sweden/Sport Management), Puk Lyng Thomsen (Frederikshavn, Denmark/Ecomomics), Beatrice Wallin (Olofstrop, Sweden/Economics) and Amelia Williamson (Norfolk, England/Sport Management) who are all first time honorees.
The nine members of the 2019 Seminole Women’s Golf team earned a total of 16 ACC Academic Honor Roll appearances in the last three years.
“I really love the day the ACC Academic Honor Roll is released,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “It’s a celebration of the best and brightest student-athletes at Florida State and allows them to be recognized for their hard work in the classroom. We do a great job of honoring them for their success as athletes and the ACC Honor Roll is one of the ways we can praise them for their hard work as students.”
Throughout the course of the 2018 fall and 2019 spring seasons, the Seminoles earned five Dean’s List mentions and three President’s List honors.
Four Seminoles – Sumner (Dean’s List in the fall and President’s List in the spring), Doherty (Dean’s List in the fall and President’s List in the spring) and Hodge (Dean’s List in the fall and President’s List in the spring) – earned academic honors in both semesters during the 2018-19 academic year. Mangan – who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance on May 3, 2019 – earned Dean’s List honors during the both the fall and spring semesters during the 2019 academic year.
Two Seminoles – Kinhult and Thomsen – were both named to the 2019 WGCA Academic All-American team while Kinhult and Wallin were named to the 2019 ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team.
Kinhult, the 2019 National Freshman of the Year, earned First Team All-American Honors from both the WGCA and Golfweek and was a finalist for the WGCA and ANNIKA National Player of the Year Awards. Wallin earned Honorable Mention All-American Honors from Golfweek. Both Kinhult and Wallin earned All-ACC honors.
Florida State earned two team championships (at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and the Evans Derby Experience at Auburn University), finished the 2019 season ranked No. 9 nationally by Golfstat and finished in 12th place in the NCAA Championship Finals at The Blessings Golf Course in Fayetteville, Ark. Florida State finished in second place in the ACC Championship for the third consecutive season and in second place in the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship.
“The ACC Academic Honor Roll is important because the criteria sets a really high bar for the entire year,” said Bond. “The student-athletes are required to achieve at cumulative 3.0 GPA for the entire year – both the fall and spring semesters. The ability to meet that academic standard in both semesters and participate in any sport in very impressive. I am proud that each member of the team has been named to the ACC Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year – that’s an accomplishment we are extremely proud of.”
The ACC Honor Roll is comprised 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 4,651 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom.