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Brightwell and Greenlief Named to ACC All-Academic Golf Team

Elizabeth Brightwell

June 25, 2012

Greensboro, N.C. - Virginia women's golfers Elizabeth Brightwell and Lauren Greenlief have been named to the 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team as announced by the ACC today.

Greenlief (Oakton, Va.) was honored for the second time in her career. She was also named to the All-ACC Academic Team in 2010. Greenlief earned her undergraduate degree in economics in three years and competed as a graduate student in 2012. This season she played in nine tournaments and helped the Cavaliers to a fourth-place finish at the NCAAs. She was the female student-athlete recipient of UVa's ACC Scholar-Athlete Award at Virginia's All-Sports Banquet.

Brightwell (Nellysford, Va.) was selected to the All-Academic team for the first time. In 2011-12 she played in all 11 events for the Cavaliers and helped Virginia post a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. She was third on the team with a 75.75 stroke average. She was 12th at the ACC Championships and finished 26th at the NCAA Central Regional.

To be eligible for consideration for the team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintain a cumulative 3.00 average during her academic career.

2012 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team
Name, Class, School, Major
Katia Joo, Fr., Boston College / Management/Leadership
Kaela Klune, Jr., Boston College / Finance and Management/Leadership
#Laetitia Beck, So., Duke / Psychology
#Alejandra Cangrejo, So., Duke / Psychology
##Lindy Duncan, Jr., Duke / Psychology
#Courtney Ellenbogen, Jr., Duke / Economics
##Stacey Kim, Jr., Duke / Political Science
Laure Castelain, Fr., Florida State / Business NFA
#Maria Salinas, Sr., Florida State / International Affairs
##Hannah Thomson, Sr., Florida State / Sport Management
Emily Gimpel, So, Maryland / Kinesiology
##Christine Shimel, Jr., Maryland / Business & Spanish Lang. & Lit.
Katherine Perry, So., North Carolina / Exercise & Sport Science
##Allie White, Sr., North Carolina / English
#Amanda Baker, Jr., NC State / Business Administration
#Brittany Marchand, So., NC State / Chemical Engineering
Ana Menendez, So., NC State / Business Administration
Elizabeth Brightwell, Jr., Virginia / French
#Lauren Greenlief, Sr., Virginia / Commerce
Greta Lange, Jr., Wake Forest / Communications
Marissa Dodd, So., Wake Forest / Undeclared
#Olafia Kristinsdottir, So., Wake Forest / Economics

#denotes second-time honoree
##denotes three-time honoree

ACC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Lindy Duncan, Duke


 

 

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