July 29, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Caroline Westrup, who earlier this summer became the first four-time All-American in school history, was named an All-American Scholar Athlete by the National Golf Coaches’ Association of American. She has now earned the distinction of being named only the fourth women’s golfer in school history to earn All-American Scholar honors three times during her career.
The criteria for selection to the All-America Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. To be included as an academic standout, each student-athlete must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and must have competed in at least 50 percent of her teams regularly scheduled competitive rounds. Another of the criteria to be named to the team is that a student-athlete must attend her college or university for the entire academic year. Westrup was ineligible for the award as a freshman (despite having met the minimum criteria) because she did not enroll at Florida State to begin her academic and athletic career until the second semester in 2006.
Westrup has earned Dean’s List honors (minimum 3.0 grade point average) five times during her academic career and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll as well as the All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team three times during her career.
“This is a very important honor for me to earn and puts quite an exclamation mark on my career as a Seminole,” said Westrup. “I worked very hard on my studies during my career at Florida State and I am looking forward to earning my degree in four years. Earning my degree from Florida State will mean more to me than all of my accomplishments on the golf course.”
Considered to be the greatest golfer in school history, Westrup has finished her collegiate playing career and will earn her degree in sport management in Dec. of 2009.
Westrup is the only four-time All-American and the only four-time All-ACC selection in school history. She earned All-American honors four times – First Team in 2006 and 2007, Second Team in 2008 and Honorable Mention in 2009 and was an All-ACC selection in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Westrup competed in the NCAA Championship finals three times in her career as a Seminole – 2006 with her teammates and 2007 and 2008 as an individual.
Westrup earned five individual championships during her career – at the spring 2006 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, the fall 2007 Lady Tar Heel Invitational, the spring 2007 Chrysler Challenge, the spring 2008 LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic and the fall 2008 Cougar Classic.
Westrup won the individual world championship as she helped Sweden to a second place finish at the 2006 World Amateur Championships.