DURHAM – The ACC announced the 2022 All-ACC Academic Team for women’s golf on Monday with Phoebe Brinker, Anne Chen and Erica Shepherd earning accolades.  

Brinker, Chen and Shepherd received honors for the second consecutive year.  It marks the 11th straight year the Blue Devils have collected at least three student-athletes on the All-ACC Academic Team.  

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.

The 2022 ACC Champion, Brinker turned in a 73.24 stroke average on the season in nine tournaments.  She registered two top-five and four top-20 finishes, while closing the season ranking No. 78 nationally.  In the ACC Championship, Brinker fired rounds of 70, 65 and 71 for a 10-under, 206, to claim individual medalist accolades.  She became the 16th Blue Devil to win the ACC individual title.  Brinker, who is from Wilmington, Del., also earned the Tom Cousins Award at the East Lake Cup, which recognizes a golfer best representing the values of academics and engagement in the community.  

In just her second season with the Blue Devils, Chen earned All-ACC honors as she posted a career-best 72.79 stroke average in 10 tournaments played.  She won the Chattanooga Classic individual title with rounds of 72, 69 and 66 for a 9-under, 207.  Chen, who is from Sugar Land, Texas, led Duke with 13 rounds of even or under par and posted three top-10 finishes. She closed the season ranking No. 58 nationally.  

A native of Greenwood, Ind., Shepherd turned in a solid third season with the Blue Devils as she compiled a team-best 72.24 stroke average to go along with four top-five and five top-20 finishes on the year.  She closed the season with five straight rounds of even or under par, while notching a total of 12 on the year.  Shepherd, a two-time All-ACC and All-America selection, finished the season with a No. 26 national ranking in the Golfweek individual ledger.

Florida State’s Amelia Williamson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


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.


The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

2022 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team

Nathalie Irlbacher, Boston College, Sr., General Management

Angel Lin**, Boston College, So., Finance

Savannah Grewal**, Clemson, Jr., Health Science

Annabelle Pancake**, Clemson, So., Health Science
Phoebe Brinker**, Duke, So., Public Policy Studies
Anne Chen**, Duke, So., Public Policy Studies
Erica Shepherd**, Duke, Jr., Psychology

Alice Hodge**, Florida State, So., Finance

Amelia Williamson**, Florida State, Sr., Sport Management

Kendall Griffin, Louisville, Gr., Sport Administration

Sara Byrne, Miami, Fr., Accounting

Kristyna Frydlova****, Miami, Sr., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Master’s Degree

Krista Junkkari, North Carolina, Jr., Psychology

Kayla Smith, North Carolina, Jr., Exercise and Sport Science

Natalie Armbruester, NC State, Sr., Business

Inja Fric, NC State, Jr., Business

Chloe Schiavone, Notre Dame, So., Marketing

Jennifer Cleary**, Virginia, So., Commerce

Beth Lillie****, Virginia, Gr., Master’s Education

Amanda Sambach, Virginia, Fr., Kinesiology

Riley Smyth**, Virginia, Sr., Economics

Celeste Valinho**, Virginia, Jr., Media Studies

Emily Mahar***, Virginia Tech, Gr., Agriculture and Life Sciences

Rachel Kuehn**, Wake Forest, Sr., Business & Enterprise Management

Carolina Lopez-Chacarra, Wake Forest, So., Undeclared

Virunpat Olankitkunchai, Wake Forest, Gr., Business Analytics

Lauren Walsh**, Wake Forest, Jr., Mathematical Business


*denotes number of All-Academic Team honors

ACC Women’s Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year:

2022      Amelia Williamson, Florida State

2021      Gina Kim, Duke

2020      Not awarded due to COVID-19

2019      Virginia Elena Carta, Duke

2018      Leona Magurie, Duke

2017      Leona Maguire, Duke

2016      Daniella Darquea, Miami

2015      Celine Boutier, Duke

2014      Brittany Marchand, NC State

2013      Lindy Duncan, Duke

2012      Lindy Duncan, Duke

2011      Natalie Sheary, Wake Forest

2010      Alison Whitaker, Duke

2009      Amanda Blumenherst, Duke

2008      Amanda Blumenherst, Duke



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