July 5, 2016
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) selected four University of Notre Dame golfers as 2015-16 Women’s Collegiate Golf All-American Scholars.
Notre Dame’s honorees included recent graduate Talia Campbell (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy), rising senior Jordan Ferreira (University Place, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) as well as rising sophomores Emma Albrecht (Ormond Beach, Fla./Father Lopez) and Isabella DiLisio (Hatfield, Pa./Mount Saint Joseph Academy).
Campbell was a three-time all conference selection (All-ACC in 2015 and 2016, All-BIG EAST in 2014) and served as a team captain during her senior season. She was an All-ACC Academic Team honoree as a senior while leading the team with a 73.84 stroke average (fourth-best in the program’s single-season records book). Campbell finished her Irish career ranked second in program history with 74.46 career stroke average and she ranks second in school history with 21 team-leading tournament efforts.
As a junior, Ferreira posted a 76.16 stroke average in 11 tournaments. She started 10 events and played once as individual competitor while collecting three top-25 finishes. For her career, she ranks fifth in school history with a 75.66 career stroke average. A 2014 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier (Pinehurst, N.C.), Ferreira was an All-ACC Academic Team selection as a sophomore.
As a freshman at Notre Dame in 2015-16, Albrecht posted five top-15 finishes and finished the season with a 74.44 stroke average, good for second on the team and 22nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. She recently won the Florida State Amateur Title (June 20) and she was also a 2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Team selection.
As a freshman, DiLisio ranked third on team with 75.63 stroke average in 11 tournaments. She started all 11 events and had two top-five finishes and four top-10 placements. DiLisio ranked second on team with nine rounds at par or better and she posted a team-best eight rounds under par, including four rounds in the 60s.
To be named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team, student-athletes must post a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and men’s golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).