Lindy Duncan the top golfer in the nation in 2011-12, the rising senior was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Monday as Commissioner John Swofford released the All-ACC Academic team.DURHAM, N.C. - Not only is Duke’s
Duncan along with Laetitia Beck, Alejandra Cangrejo, Courtney Ellenbogen and Stacey Kim helped Duke lead all league schools with five selections to the All-ACC Academic team.
A psychology major, Duncan is a three-time All-ACC Academic and All-ACC team honoree. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., golfer was the consensus National Player of the Year this past season as she received PING NGCA National Player of the Year and Golfweek National Player of the Year honors.
On the year, Duncan won four tournaments, including the ACC individual championship and had 10 top 10 finishes, posted 10 rounds in the 60s, 21 rounds of even or under par and a 71.07 stroke average. Her 71.07 stroke average is the second-best in school history and missed matching the Duke single-season school-record by .07. Amanda Blumenherst holds the Blue Devil mark of 71.00 that she set in 2007-08 and 2006-07.
Duncan was named Golfweek First Team All-America for the third straight year. Duncan finished No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, which she led for most of the 2011-12 campaign. Duncan also won the GolfStat Cup and was a NGCA First Team All-America this season.
Duke led with five individuals while Florida State, NC State and Wake Forest each placed three honorees on the team. Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia each placed two on the team.
Both Duncan and Kim received All-ACC Academic Team accolades for the third time, while Beck, Cangrejo and Ellenbogen earned honors for the second time.
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.
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