TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Beatrice Wallin, the nation’s No. 1 ranked collegiate golfer, was presented with the 2021 Golden Nole award for women’s golf at the 27th Annual Golden Nole banquet inside Doak Campbell Stadium. Wallin was one of 21 Florida State student athletes honored during the evening which allowed the Seminoles’ incredible group of student-athletes to gather for the first time during the 2020-21 school year.
The banquet was hosted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (S.A.A.C.) and recognized the more than 500 Seminole student-athletes for their contributions on their fields, in the classroom and in the community.
“I am very thankful that I’ve been playing well this season,” said Wallin. “The Golden Nole is not an award I ever thought I’d receive; but I’m happy to earn the honor. I’ve just tried to play as well as I can and complete my school work as well as possible. It feels nice that you do good things and get rewarded for it.”
Wallin, who will graduate in the spring of 2022, is majoring in Humanities.
Volunteering for community service projects is one of the cornerstones of the Women’s Golf program under Head Coach Amy Bond at Florida State, and is an aspect of her collegiate career that Wallin has embraced.
“This year has been hard, but before Covid our team has been really involved in the community,” said Wallin. “We’ve helped build a house, and we’ve gone to different schools around Tallahassee to read to the students. As a freshman, we volunteered to give golf tips to children at a local church. We’ve been doing a bit of everything in the community.”
In addition to her incredible success on the golf course, Wallin has excelled in the classroom during her career as a Seminole. She was named to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf team in 2019 and to the Florida State University Dean’s List in the fall of 2020.
Wallin and her teammates begin play in the ACC Championships at the Sedegefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. on April 15.