July 8, 2013
Charlottesville, Va. - Virginia women's golfers Nicole Agnello (Longwood, Fla.) and Elizabeth Brightwell (Nellysford, Va.) have been named to the 2013 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. It marks the 10th consecutive year at least one Cavalier golfer has been honored by the organization. That duo is among the 644 golfers from the Division I, II and III ranks to earn the distinction.
It marks the fourth consecutive year Agnello has been honored. She becomes the second Virginia golfer to be honored four times during her career. Former UVa standout Leah Wigger was named to the NGCA Scholar Team four times from 2004-2007.
It is the second consecutive season Brightwell has received the award.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50 percent (Division I) or 66 percent (Division II & III) of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
Agnello battled back from a wrist injury that forced her out of the lineup for almost an entire year to appear in five tournaments during the season. She was in UVa's lineup for both the ACC Championships and the NCAA East Regional. Her best finish came at the UCF Challenge where she was the Cavaliers' No. 3 scorer.
Brightwell played in all 10 tournaments for the Cavaliers and helped Virginia reach the NCAA Regionals. She posted a stroke average of 76.07 and had the team's lowest round against par, shooting 4-under 68 to lead Virginia to the Bryan National Collegiate title in March. She placed fourth at that event, turning in a career-best score of even par 216.
Brightwell was previously named to the ACC 2013 All-Academic team for women's golf.
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents over 400 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.
O-Line Looking to Raise Its GameFootball3/24/17Guard Jack McDonald and tackle Jack English are the returning starters on the offensive line for Virginia, which starts spring practice Tuesday.Weber Hitting Right Notes on DiamondBaseball3/23/17Sophomore Andy Weber starts at second base for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts ACC rival Duke this weekend at Davenport Field.Successful Season Ends on Excruciating NoteMen's Basketball3/19/17Virginia's fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament ended with a 65-39 second-round loss to Florida in Orlando, Fla.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Gonzales Leads UVA at Rucker Intercollegiate
W. Golf | 3/5/2017
The Virginia women’s golf team finished 17th at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long...
Gonzales’ 72 Leads Hoos at Rucker Intercollegiate
W. Golf | 3/4/2017
The Virginia women’s golf team improved on its first round score at the Darius Rucker...
Cavaliers Open Play at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
W. Golf | 3/3/2017
The Virginia women’s golf team struggled during the opening round of play at the Darius...
UVa Women’s Golfers Travel to Darius Rucker...
W. Golf | 3/2/2017
The Virginia women’s golf team returns to action this week when the Cavaliers play in the...
Patrick Continues to Lead UVA at Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
W. Golf | 2/20/2017
Sophomore Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) continues to pace the Virginia women’s golf...
Patrick Leads UVA at Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
W. Golf | 2/19/2017
Sophomore Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) is tied for fourth place after the opening round of ...
Hoos Wrap Up Play at Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
W. Golf | 02/21/2017
The Virginia women’s golf team finished play at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate with a 16th-...
UVA Heads to New Orleans for Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
W. Golf | 02/16/2017
The Virginia women’s golf team swings back into action Sunday at the Allstate Sugar Bowl...
- Online Stores