TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Three members of the Florida State Women’s Golf Team who helped lead the Seminoles to a top-10 national ranking – junior Amanda Doherty along with freshmen Frida Kinhult and Beatrice Wallin – have all been named to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team as announced by the league office. It marks the 14th consecutive year at least three Seminoles have been name to the team with Doherty becoming just the ninth golfer in school history to be named to the prestigious academic team at least three times.
The Seminoles finished the 2019 season ranked No. 9 nationally by Golfstat after finishing 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 Seminoles earned tournament championships at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and the Evans Derby Experience in earning seven top-five team finishes.
“I am so proud of Amanda, Beatrice and Frida as well as every member of our team for their academic success this year,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “This was an especially hard year academically for the members of our team and for these three players in particular. Amanda and Beatrice enjoyed the privilege of playing in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur while Frida played in the ANA Inspiration (the first major of the year on the LPGA schedule) — and those events were in addition to our travel schedule. We challenged our team with a great schedule this season; a schedule on which we traveled to different parts of the country to play the best competition. Because of our travel, the girls had to work extra hard to be successful with their academics. The travel schedule of our team, their academic success and their success on the course illustrates our players’ commitment to being incredibly well-rounded people.”
Doherty, a Sport Management major with a 3.94 cumulative grade point average, was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the third consecutive season. She earned President’s List honors (for a perfect 4.0 GPA) in the fall and Dean’s List honors (for a GPA of at least 3.5) in the spring and has compiled one of the top academic resumes of any Florida State Student-Athlete. In three years (and six semesters) as a Seminole, Doherty has earned President’s List Honors four times and Dean’s List Honors twice. Doherty has now been named to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team in each of her three seasons as a Seminole.
Doherty is ranked fifth in school history with a 73.20 career stroke average and has helped lead the Seminoles to three consecutive NCAA Championship Finals appearances. She has earned five career top-five individual and 10 career top-10 individual finishes and earned All-American Honorable Mention Honors as named by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association in 2018. Doherty finished in a tie for 21st place in the Inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship in April.
Kinhult and Wallin, who both earned All-ACC honors in 2019, became just the fifth pair of Seminole freshmen to be named to the All-ACC Academic Team in the same season.
Kinhult, who enjoyed one of the greatest seasons in school history in 2019, earned a 3.37 grade point average in Sport Management in her first season at Florida State. Included in her academic credentials was a 3.91 GPA during the spring semester – a semester during which she earned All-American and All-ACC honors, was named the ACC Player (Co) and Freshman of the Year and who was a finalist for the WGCA Player of the Year and ANNIKA Award as the National Player of the Year. She was also named the National Freshman of the Year by the WGCA. Kinhult was a finalist for the Honda Award presented to the nation’s top golfer.
Kinhult set the school record for low stroke average in school history – 70.66 – as she rewrote the Florida State women’s golf record book.
Wallin, who also earned All-ACC honors, finished her first season as a Seminole with a 72.77 stroke average – the eighth best for a single year in school history. Her 72.77 stroke average ranks as the third lowest for a career in school history. Wallin earned two top-10 finishes and finished in a tie for seventh place at the Inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur at the famed Augusta National Golf Course in April.
Wallin earned a 3.21 Grade Point Average in Economics as a freshman.
Florida State was one of five teams in the ACC with three or more players named to the 2019 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team. The Seminoles were joined by only Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech with three or more golfers named to the team.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
Seminoles History On The All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team
2019, Amanda Doherty, Frida Kinhult, Beatrice Wallin
2018, Amanda Doherty, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux, Kathleen Sumner
2017, Matilda Castren, Lydia Gumm, Amanda Doherty, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux
2016, Matilda Castren, Lydia Gumm, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux
2015, Matilda Castren, Lydia Gumm, Kayla Jones, Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux
2014, Laure Castelain, Carlton Kuhlo, Alex Milan
2013, Laure Castelain, Olivia Hullert, Carlton Kuhlo
2012, Laure Castelain, Maria Salinas, Hannah Thomson
2011, Maria Salinas, Macarena Silva, Hannah Thomson
2010, Lacey Agnew, Macarena Silva, Hannah Thomson
2009, Caroline Westrup, Macarena Silva, Whitney Wenglasz
2008, Whitney Brummett, Lauren Cousart, Caroline Westrup, Macarena Silva
2007, Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch, Caroline Westrup
2006, Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch, Caroline Larsson, Caroline Westrup
2019 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team
Amanda Doherty, Florida State, Jr., Sport Management
Frida Kinhult, Florida State, Fr., Sport Management
Beatrice Wallin, Florida State, Fr., Economics
Ailin Li, Boston College, Sr., Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Alice Hewson, Clemson, Sr., Accounting
Ana Paula Valdes, Clemson, Jr., Communication
Jaravee Boonchant, Duke, So., Statistical Science
Virginia Elena Carta, Duke, Sr., Environmental Sciences and Policy
Gina Kim, Duke, Fr., Undeclared
Miranda Wang, Duke, Jr., Public Policy & Psychology
Lauren Hartlage, Louisville, Jr., Finance
Renate Grimstad, Miami, Jr., Sport Administration
Kristyna Frydlova Miami, So., Biochemistry
Jennifer Zhou, North Carolina, Fr., Business Administration
Kelly Whaley, North Carolina, Sr., Exercise and Sport Science
Brynn Walker, North Carolina, Jr., Media and Journalism
Monika Hartl, NC State, So., Applied Nutrition
Emma Albrecht, Notre Dame, Sr., Science-Business
Abigail Heck, Notre Dame, So., Mathematics, Spanish
Beth Lillie, Virginia, So., Government
Katharine Patrick, Virginia, Sr., Economics
Anna Redding, Virginia, Sr., Sociology
Elizabeth Bose, Virginia Tech, Sr., Clinical Neuroscience
Amanda Hollandsworth, Virginia Tech, Gr., Agriculture and Life Sciences
Emily Mahar, Virginia Tech, So., Human Development
Jessica Spicer, Virginia Tech, Sr., Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Siyun Liu, Wake Forest, Jr., Psychology
Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest, So., Communication