May 30, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Freshman Irish golfer Lindsey Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was selected as All-American honorable mention, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association announced Wednesday (May 29).
To be in consideration for the honor, each player must be ranked among the top 60 players in the nation on Golfstat and must have competed a minimum of 15 rounds (12 for Division II and III) during the competitive year, including NCAA Regional Championships (n/a for Division III.).
Each awards committee member is reviewed by the National Golf Coaches Associations Awards Committee (NGCA) in five separate criteria’s including head-to-head competition, comparison with common opponents, scoring average (adjusted), place finishes in regular season events and tournament wins and strength of schedule.
Weaver becomes the second Notre Dame golfer to be named as a NGCA All-American joining So-Hyun Park (2008-’11) who was selected as an honorable mention All-American during the 2007-08 season.
Weaver was a contributor to helping Notre Dame capture the program’s fifth BIG EAST Conference title while prolonging its streak of six consecutive NCAA Regional appearances. While at the NCAA Regional, Weaver led the Irish on the leader board, carding a six-over-par 222 (72-73-77) and tying for 39th.
The freshman contributed to Notre Dame’s opening round of 292, marking as the best round ever shot by an Irish squad at the NCAA Regional tournament in the eight appearances made and 24 rounds played to this point.
The Irish rookie shared co-medalist honors with teammate Talia Campbell at the conference championship as the freshman duo fired a six-under-par 210.
Weaver linked up with Campbell to reach a No. 5 ranking on Golfstat’s Top-25 Freshman Class Impact Ranking with a 73.65 combined stoke average.
Under the direction of three-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year (’08, 2011,’13) Susan Holt, Weaver was named BIG EAST Player of the Year and BIG EAST Freshman of the Year.
Weaver was selected as the BIG EAST Women’s Golf Player of the Month, for the month of October 2012. The Irish rookie tied for second (twice) and third through the three tournaments she played during that stretch.
Weaver fired under-par in all three tournaments with a total of five under-par rounds through the nine rounds played. Weaver was named the BIG EAST Women’s Golfer of the Week for the week of March 4-10 after tying for ninth at the Clover Cup (March 9-10) in her home region (Mesa, Ariz.), firing a one-over-par 217 (73-72-72).
Weaver concluded the fall slate as the No. 1 ranked golfer on the Golfstat rankings (Nov. 14) and helped the Irish reach as high as No. 14 team ranking on Golfstat. Additionally, Weaver helped the Irish finish with a 119-46-1 (.717) record and the program’s lowest team single season stroke average through a full season (298.70).
The Irish newcomer was also instrumental in the classroom keeping alive the women’s golf team’s prominence of earning the University’s Academic Excellence Award ten times and helping capture the honor the last five years.
The award is given to the Notre Dame team with the highest GPA of the semester. This past Outstanding Student-Athletes Celebrating Achievements & Recognition Showcase (O.S.C.A.R.S), May 1, the team once again claimed the highest GPA among all division I teams represented at Notre Dame with a 3.616 average.