October 28, 2021 - by

W. Golf’s Wallin: She’s A Little Bit Extra

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (seminoles.com) – When you add guacamole to your dinner order, your server will probably let you know that there will be an extra charge – guacamole is always extra. 

Florida State’s Beatrice Wallin is just like guacamole – she’s a little bit extra.  A little bit extra in a good way. 

It has been that way since she began playing golf when she was six years old. 

Wallin has been a consistent winner in both the United States and Europe, while playing for the Swedish National Team and Florida State University.  No matter if she’s playing as a member of a team or as an individual. 

But Wallin would be the first to admit that she has a bit of a secret to her success.

Tacos and guacamole. 

Wallin’s love for guacamole comes from her incredible affinity for tacos – which, surprisingly, are very popular in her home country of Sweden.  As the senior Humanities major tells it: “Swedish families have a tradition of eating tacos on Friday nights.”

Wallin is particular about how her tacos are put together. 

“I like a soft taco with ground beef, cheese, sour cream, cucumber, sweet corn, tomatoes, lettuce, guac, and sometimes I even have pineapples on mine.”

It’s in Wallin’s nature to go the extra mile, to work especially hard in practice, to extend a helping hand and to ensure her teammates are ready to play.  It’s in Wallin’s personality to make certain she has done everything she can for the Seminoles to achieve high levels of success on the golf course. 

Wallin and her teammates are looking for a little bit extra this weekend as they play in the Landfall Tradition.  The 18-team field includes six ranked teams highlighted by the No. 16 ranked Seminoles along with No. 4 Virginia, No. 7 Texas, No. 8 South Carolina, No. 9 Michigan and No. 11 Wake Forest. 

Wallin is one of the top golfers in the history of the Florida State program who is a leader among collegiate golfers and will be a candidate for every major award this season. 

Wallin earned All-American First Team honors from the WGCA and Golfweek in 2021 and was the 2021 ACC Golfer of the Year.  She played in the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas.  She ranks second in school history with her 71.93 stroke average and owns three of the top-10 single-season best stroke averages in school history.  Wallin is the only player to have played in the first two Augusta National Women’s Amateur and finished in the top 10 of the standings both times. 

Wallin’s list of championships on the golf course is as incredible as her personality. 

Her coaches and her teammates recognize her outgoing personality, both on and off the course. 

“Bea always has a smile on her face and wants to have some fun,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “She has a creative sense of humor; she enjoys competing in everything she does and is a really good friend.”

Bond has watched Wallin mature from a shy freshman to a confident senior who will begin her career as a professional golfer following her graduation from Florida State in April and the conclusion of her Seminole career at the NCAA Championships in May. 

“We knew Bea was going to be a sensational golfer when we began recruiting her,” said Bond.  “We had a feeling she would be a sensational person, too, during the recruiting process, and she has been so much more than we expected.  Her personality has helped shape the culture of our current team and will help shape our teams into the future.”

Wallin’s personality is also recognized by her teammates. 

“Beatrice is a goofball and is always making everyone laugh,” said sophomore Charlotte Heath

Wallin’s success is not limited to the golf course.

She has been named to the Academic Dean’s List at Florida State and to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.  She was presented with the Golden Nole by the Florida State Athletics Student Services Department in 2021  The Golden Nole is presented to a member of each Seminole athletic team and represents significant contributions on the golf course, in the classroom and in the community.

The next time you order guacamole with your dinner and the server says it’s a little extra, think of Wallin. 

She’s a little bit extra, too. 

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