June 7, 2007
TALLAHASSE, Fla. –
Florida State University sophomore golfer Caroline Westrup has added another All-America First-Team honor to her quickly growing resume as she was today named to the GolfWeek Magazine list of the nation’s top golfers by the editors of the publication. It marks the second All-America First-Team mention for the sophomore who is currently playing at the British Women’s Amateur.
Westrup has now earned All-America First-Team honors from the National Golf Coaches’ Association and GolfWeek Magazine for her performance during her sophomore season. She finished the season ranked third in the GolfWeek / Sagarin power rankings and ranked sixth in the nation in the GolfStat head-to-head statistics. Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) finished her sophomore season with a career-low 72.40 stroke average in 11 events.
Westrup has earned All-America First-Team and All-ACC in both 2006 and 2007. She is the first golfer in school history to earn All-America First-Team honors twice during her career and the first golfer in school history to earn All-ACC honors during the first two years of her career. She finished in a career-best tied for 11th place at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. in May. Her finish in the 2007 national tournament ranks as the highest finish for a Seminole individual in the NCAA Championship finals.
Westrup won the individual title at the Women’s World Amateur Championship in South Africa in Oct. of 2006. In winning the event, she helped Sweden to a second place finish in the team standings
Westrup has earned 12 career top-five individual finishes with five top-five finishes as a sophomore. As a sophomore, she finished first at the Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge, tied for first at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational, second at the Cougar Classic, second at the ACC Championship, third at the Lady Gator Invitational, tied for third at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and tied for fifth at the NCAA East Regional Championship.
Westrup was Florida State’s top individual finisher in all seven events during her freshman season and in nine events she completed as a sophomore. She was a cumulative total of 36 strokes over par during her ENTIRE freshman season and a cumulative total of 30 strokes over par during her ENTIRE sophomore season.
Westrup is also an academic standout with a 4.0 grade point average during the spring of 2006 and 2007 and Dean’s List honors (3.5 gpa) or better during the fall of 2006. She is majoring is sport management.
Florida State finished the season ranked 24th nationally in the final GolfWeek Magazine poll.
All-America First-Team Amanda Blumenherst (Duke) Anna Nordqvist (Arizona State) Caroline Westrup (Florida State) Jacqui Concolino (Vanderbilt) Sandra Gal (Florida) Taylor Leon (Georgia) Paola Moreno (USC) Stacy Lewis (Arkansas) Jennifer Osborn (Arizona State) Jennie Lee (Duke)
All-America-Second team Tiffany Joh (UCLA) Maria Hernandez (Purdue) Pernilla Lindberg (Oklahoma State) Leah Wigger (Virginia) Alison Walshe (Arizona) Ashley Knoll (Texas A&M) Misun Cho (Pepperdine) Mari Chun (Stanford) Azahara Munoz (Arizona State) Jodi Ewart (New Mexico)
All-America Third team Marci Turner (Tennessee) Christina Boeljon (Purdue) Rachel Newren (BYU) Anna Grzebien (Duke) Kay Hoey (Long Beach State) Stephanie Sherlock (Denver) Lauren Todd (Stanford) Belen Mozo (USC) Nicole Hage (Auburn) Amanda Goins (Wake Forest)
All-America Honorable Mention Whitney Wade (Georgia) Hannah Jun (UCLA) Jenny Suh (Alabama) Catherine Matranga (TCU) Eileen Vargas (Pepperdine) Juliana Murcia (Arizona State) Nicole Smith (Tennessee) Selanee Henderson (UC Irvine) J. Tangtiphaiboontana (Stanford) Jennifer Pandolfi (Duke) Dewi Schreefel (USC) Candace Schepperle (Auburn) Mary Jacobs (Arizona) Tara Delaney (Kent State) Gerina Mendoza (UTEP) Alison Whitaker (Duke) Angela Oh (Tennessee) Jayvie Agojo (Pepperdine) Da Sol Chung (UNLV) Araceli Felgueroso (Coastal Carolina)