2010 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team Announced

June 29, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year Alison Whitaker of Duke leads the 2010 All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

Whitaker, a senior psychology major, is a three-time ACC All-Academic and All-ACC team honoree. She is a two-time ACC Honor Roll selection. Whitaker closed her career with a 74.52 stroke average, which ranked second on the Duke squad. During the 2009-10 season, Whitaker posted two top-five, four top-10 and six top-20 finishes. She tallied nine rounds of even or under par to rank second on the Blue Devil team. Whitaker turned in a season-best tied-for-second finish at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational with rounds of 69 and 72 for a total of 141. She tied for eighth at the ACC Championship, tied for 19th at the NCAA Regionals and tied for 39th at the NCAA Championships and helped Duke to a tied for-eighth-place finish at the finals.

Whitaker is the third straight Duke recipient of the Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Amanda Blumenherst won the award in 2008 and 2009.

Seven golfers who earned All-ACC honors this past season secured spots on the 2010 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Players earning both All-ACC Academic and All-Conference honors in 2010 were Boston College’s Eunice Yim; Duke’s Lindy Duncan and Alison Whitaker, Florida State’s Lacey Agnew and Macarena Silva, Maryland’s Christine Shimel and Wake Forest’s Michelle Shin.

Seven golfers were repeat honorees from the 2009 All-ACC Academic team: Boston College’s Kelsey Rockey and Eunice Yim; Florida State’s Macarena Silva; Miami’s Maria Ronderos; North Carolina’s Kate Thomas; NC State’s Julie Saleeby and Virginia’s Whitney Neuhauser.

All nine schools were represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team. Duke led with four individuals while Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest placed three honorees each on the team. Boston College, Maryland and NC State captured two golfers each and Miami secured one honoree on the team.

2010 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team
Name, Class, School Major
#Kelsey Rockey, Jr., Boston College Biology
%Eunice Yim, So., Boston College Finance/CSOM
Lindy Duncan, Fr., Duke Undeclared
Courtney Ellenbogen, Fr., Duke Undeclared
Stacey Kim, Fr., Duke Undeclared
##Alison Whitaker, Sr., Duke Psychology
Lacey Agnew, Sr., Florida State Sport Management
#Macarena Silva, Jr., Florida State Marketing
Hannah Thomson, So., Florida State Sport Management
Christine Shimel, Fr., Maryland Spanish
Carly Hunt, Grad., Maryland Kinesiology
#Maria Ronderos, Jr., Miami Architectural Engineering
Courtney Gunter, Fr., North Carolina Psychology
Sarah Thead, Jr., North Carolina History
%Kate Thomas, Sr., North Carolina Management & Society/History
Brooke Baker, Jr., NC State Management
#Julie Saleeby, Jr., NC State Biological Sciences
Nicole Agnello, Fr., Virginia Kinesiology
Lauren Greenlief, So., Virginia Economics
###Whitney Neuhauser, Sr., Virginia Foreign Affairs
Alexandra Bodemann, Jr., Wake Forest Communications
Stephanie Kim, Fr., Wake Forest Undeclared
Michelle Shin, Fr., Wake Forest Undeclared
ACC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Alison Whitaker, Duke
###Repeat honoree (2007-09)
##Repeat honoree (2007-08)
#Repeat honoree (2008, 2009)
%Repeat honoree (2009)