TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Four members of the nationally ranked Florida State Women’s Golf team — Alice Hodge, Elle Johnson, Taylor Roberts and Amelia Williamson – have been named to the 2021 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. The selection of each of the four women marks the first time each of the four players has been named to the prestigious WGCA academic team and the eighth consecutive season at least one Seminole has been named to the team.
With four Seminoles named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team, its marks the 22nd season that at least one Seminole has been on the WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team in the 26 years the team has been named (every year since 1996).
Florida State has had 10 players named to the WGCA All-American Scholar team 21 times since 2014 – an average of more than two selections per season under 11th-year Head Coach Amy Bond. Four players – Whitney Brummett, Amanda Doherty, Kim Metraux, and Morgane Metraux – have been named to the team a school-record tying four times.
“It’s really exciting for our program when the WGCA All-American Scholar Team is announced,” said Bond. “The criteria to be named to the team is among the toughest for any academic team in any sport. As coaches, we know that when one of our players is named to the WGCA academic team that they have certainly earned the honor. When I look at the cumulative grade point averages of our girls on the team – 3.92, 3.89, 4.00, and 3.57 – I am simply amazed. Not amazed at the character of each of our players, but their incredible drive to do so well in the classroom and play on one of the nation’s top 10 teams.”
To be eligible for the WGCA All-American Scholar team, a student-athlete must have an overall grade point average of 3.50 or higher (on a 4.00 scale) for the entirety of their collegiate career and must have played in 50 percent of the college’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
Williamson (Sport Management), Johnson (Biological Science) Hodge (Finance), and Roberts (Sport Management) were all integral players for the Seminoles, who finished the 2021 season ranked No. 10 nationally and as the winners of the NCAA Louisville Regional Championship. Williamson, Roberts and Hodge were all members of the Florida State’s lineup throughout the season.
Roberts, a freshman, earned a 4.0 grade point average in her first year as a freshman. In earning inclusion on the WGCA All-American Scholar Team, Roberts was named to the Florida State University academic President’s List (4.0 GPA) for both the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.
“Academics has been a big part of my life,” said Roberts. “Success in the classroom is something that both of my parents stressed the importance of. There was always an expectation to excel in the classroom, no matter if I was traveling the country for golf. Personally, I try to do my best in every part of my life. My success in the classroom reflects that attitude. I owe a huge thank you to Florida State’s academics staff, especially Maggie Fleming. She has supported me from the second I arrived on campus. Her guidance definitely helped me excel as a freshman. I remember being so overwhelmed with the amount of school work in my first semester, but she took the time to help me make a daily plan, which ultimately helped me stay organized and on top of my work. I wouldn’t have excelled without the support of everyone around me.”
Fellow freshman Alice Hodge, who was named to the academic Dean’s List in both semesters, was similarly successful in the classroom in her first season as a Seminole.
“Academics have always played a huge role in my life and definitely take a priority,” said Hodge. “You really get out of a class what you put into it, so hard work and good time management are rewarded. As a freshman, it was crucial to develop relationships with my professors because the majority of our classes were virtual”
Bond was extremely pleased with Roberts and Hodge during their first years as members of the Florida State community.
“We had three freshman in our lineup all season long,” said Bond. “All three played great golf for our team, assimilated themselves as students and student-athletes and represented our program with incredible poise and character. I am so proud of how each of our three freshman handled themselves, and I am really looking forward to everything thy will achieve during their careers at Florida State.”
Under Bond, Florida State has earned a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better in 20 consecutive semesters, 3.5 or better in 17 consecutive semesters and 3.6 or better in eight of the last 10 semesters. The Seminoles earned a 3.57 team GPA during the spring semester of 2021 despite classes taught online for the majority of the semester because of the coronavirus.
Seminoles On the WGCA Scholar Athlete Team
1996, Aguri Okura, Mabel Pascual del Pobil
1997, Sarah Capie, Aguri Okura
1998, Amy Bond, Sarah Capie
1999, Louise Wright
2000, Louise Wright
2001, Kristin Tamulis
2002, Alison Curdt
2003, Alison Curdt, Caroline Larsson
2004, Alison Curdt, Caroline Larsson
2005, Whitney Brummett, Caroline Larsson, Kristin Sordel
2006, Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch, Caroline Larsson
2007, Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch, Caroline Westrup
2008, Whitney Brummett, Caroline Westrup
2009, Caroline Westrup
2014, Laure Castelain
2015, Kayla Jones, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux
2016, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux
2017, Amanda Doherty, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux
2018, Amanda Doherty, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux, Kathleen Sumner
2019, Amanda Doherty, Puk Lyng Thomsen
2020, Amanda Doherty, Puk Lyng Thomsen, Kathleen Sumner
2021, Alice Hodge, Elle Johnson, Taylor Roberts, Amelia Williamson