June 21, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Four Seminole golfers – Kyle Cobb, Maria Salinas, Macarena Silva and Hannah Thomson – have been named to the men’s and women’s 2011 All-ACC Academic teams as announced by the league office. Florida State was one of six teams in the league who had a total of four or more players named to the academic teams and one of five league schools that had at least three players named to the All-ACC Academic women’s team. It marked the fourth consecutive season and seventh consecutive season that at least two Seminole women have been named academic standouts by the ACC.
“We take the academics of our players very seriously at Florida State,” said head women’s coach Amy Bond. “Performing well academically is our main priority as coaches and keeping each of our student athletes on track to receive their degrees is very important to our players and our administration. I am very happy for Maria, Macarena and Hannah but disappointed that we didn’t have more players named to the team. One of our goals is to have all five players from our starting line-up on the team and that’s something we will work harder to achieve in the future.”
Cobb (Tallahassee, Fla.) was named to the Capital One Second Team Academic All-District 3 team as voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) earlier this month.
Cobb, who earned his degree in political science in April of 2011, will compete for the Seminoles as a graduate student in 2012. He will pursue a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications and be a key member of the Seminole men’s golf team. Cobb has played in 11 career tournaments including a career-high seven during the fall 2010 and spring 2011 seasons. He earned his way into the Seminoles’ starting line-up in each of the seven events he played in as a senior in 2010-11 and has been a member of two NCAA Tournament teams at Florida State.
Silva (Santiago, Chile) made her school record tying fourth appearance on the All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf team, as she was named to the team in each of her four varsity seasons as a member of the Seminole women’s golf team. She earned her degree in marketing in April from Florida State and began her professional career when Florida State’s season ended after they played in the NCAA East Regional Championship in May. Silva played in four ACC and four NCAA Championships and helped the Seminoles finish in 10th place at the NCAA Championship finals as a junior in 2010.
Thomson (Perth, Australia) was named to the team for the second consecutive year while Salinas (Lima, Peru) was named to the team for the first time in her career. Both Thomson, in sport management, and Salinas, in international affairs, are scheduled to earn their degrees in April of 2012.
Both the Seminole men and women’s golf teams participated in their respective NCAA Tournaments for the sixth consecutive seasons in 2011.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous two semesters and maintained a 3.00 cumulative grade point average during their academic career.