2013 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team Announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year Lindy Duncan of Duke leads the 2013 All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

Duncan, a senior psychology major, is a four-time All-ACC Academic and All-ACC team honoree. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., golfer placed second individually at the NCAA Championship and helped her team to a second-place finish. The three-time ACC Player of the Year was named a first-team All-American this year and posted the best stroke average in the ACC of 71.68.

Duncan was named Golfweek First Team All-America for the fourth straight year. Duncan finished third in the 2013 Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

Five golfers who earned All-ACC honors this past season secured spots on the 2013 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team. Players earning both All-ACC Academic and All-Conference honors were Duke’s Duncan, Alejandra Cangrejo and Celene Boutier, North Carolina’s Jackie Chang and NC State’s Brittany Marchand.

Thirteen golfers were repeat honorees from the 2012 All-ACC Academic team: Boston College’s Katia Joo; Duke’s Cangrejo, Duncan and Courtney Ellenbogen; Florida State’s Laure Castelain; Maryland’s Emily Gimpel and Christine Shimel; North Carolina’s Katherine Perry, NC State’s Amanda Baker, Marchand and Amanda Baker; and Wake Forest’s Marissa Dodd and Olafia Kristinsdottir.

Five golfers earned selection to the All-ACC Academic team for the third time in Cangrejo and Ellenbogen of Duke, Baker and Marchand of NC State and Kristinsdottir of Wake Forest.

Duncan of Duke and Shimel of Maryland were named to the team for the fourth time.

All nine of the ACC schools that sponsor women’s golf were represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic team. Duke led with five individuals, while NC State had four honorees. Florida State, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina and Wake Forest each placed two honorees on the team. Boston College and Virginia each had one selection.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

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.

2013 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team
Name Class School Major Hometown
#Katia Joo So. Boston College Finance, HRM Rolling Hills, Calif.
Celine Boutier Fr. Duke Undeclared Montrouge, France
##Alejandra Cangrejo Jr Duke Psychology Bogota, Columbia
###Lindy Duncan Sr. Duke Psychology Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
##Courtney Ellenbogen Sr. Duke Economics Blacksburg, Va.
Ashley Xiao Fr. Duke Undeclared Guangxhou, Guangdongm, China
#Laure Castelain So. Florida State Business Bordeaux, France  
Olivia Hullert Fr. Florida State International Affairs Baerum, Norway
Carlton Kuhlo So. Florida State Professional Golf Mgt. Tallahassee, Fla.
#Emily Gimpel Jr. Maryland Kinesiology Lafayette Hill, Pa.
###Christine Shimel Sr. Maryland Marketing, Spanish Language & Cultures Kennett Square, Pa.
Carina Cuculiza Jr. Miami Finance Managua, Nicaragua
Christina Ocampo Fr. Miami International Finance Delray Beach, Fla.
Jackie Chang Jr. North Carolina Global Studies Scottsdale, Ariz.
#Katherine Perry Jr. North Carolina Exercise & Sport Science Cary, N.C.
##Amanda Baker Sr. NC State Business Administration Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
##Brittany Marchand Jr. NC State Chemical Engineering Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
#Ana Menendez Jr. NC State Business Administration Mexico City, Mexico
Vivian Tsui So. NC State Business Administration Markham, Ontario, Canada
#Elizabeth Brightwell Sr. Virginia French Nellysford, Va.
#Marissa Dodd Jr. Wake Forest Math Allen, Texas
##Olafia Kristinsdottir Jr. Wake Forest Economics Reykjavik, Iceland
#denotes second-time All-ACC Academic Team Member
##denotes three-time All-ACC Academic Team Member
###denotes four-time All-ACC Academic Team Member
ACC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Lindy Duncan, Duke