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