Virginia’s Lauren Coughlin, Kim Lewellen and Clemson’s Alice Hewson earn individual honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia, which captured its second-straight Atlantic Coast Conference title two weeks ago at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, and fourth-ranked Duke head up the 2016 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team and individual awards announced on Wednesday.
Virginia senior Lauren Coughlin was voted the ACC Women’s Golfer of the Year, while the Cavaliers’ Kim Lewellen earned league Coach of the Year honors for the second year in a row and third time overall after first being recognized in 2008.
In addition, Clemson’s Alice Hewson was selected as the ACC Freshman of the Year in balloting among the league’s 12 head coaches
Duke led the 12-member honors team with four selections – Leona Maguire, Celine Boutier, Sandy Choi and Virginia Elena Carta. Maguire was the 2015 ACC Player of the Year, while Boutier earned that honor in 2014. The only other team with multiple representatives is Florida State with Matilda Castren and Kim Metraux.
Also selected were Clemson Hewson, Louisville’s Laura Restrepo, Miami’s Daniella Darquea, Notre Dame’s Talia Campbell and Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho.
The Blue Devils’ Boutier, a senior, earned a spot on the All-ACC team for the fourth time in her career, while the Hurricanes’ Darquea is a three-time selection. Named to the team for a second time are Florida State’s Castren, Notre Dame’s Campbell, Duke’s Maguire and Choi, Virginia’s Coughlin.
With three straight finishes in the top five or better, and four overall, Coughlin enters NCAA post-season play as one of the nation’s hottest golfers. The Chesapeake, Virginia senior is the nation’s 24th-ranked women’s collegiate golfer with a 72.30 scoring average.
Lewellen directed Virginia to its second-straight ACC title and two tournament wins on the season. The Cavaliers are currently ranked 14th nationally and are making their 12th-straight NCAA Championship appearance. During her tenure at Virginia, Lewellen's teams have placed fourth (2012 & 2011), fifth (2015), eighth (2009), 12th (2008), 13th (2010) and 14th (2014) at the NCAA Championships.
2016 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team
Name, School, Class, Hometown
Celine Boutier, Duke, Senior , Montrouge, France
Virginia Elena Carta, Duke, Freshman, Udine, Italy
Matilda Castren, Florida State, Junior, Espoo, Finland