June 26, 2017
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- University of Notre Dame women's golf rising junior Emma Albrecht was recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) on Monday afternoon for academic achievement, being named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team.
Albrecht has now earned the distinction two times in as many seasons with the Irish. Notre Dame has now earned 11 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team honors since joining the league in the 2013-14 season.
Albrecht finished the season with a 73.56 stroke average and finished tied for 13th in the NCAA Regional. The sophomore carded an eight-over par (75-75-74-224) at the Columbus regional.
Albrecht tied for 17th at the 2017 ACC Championship at the Reserve Golf Club Pawleys Island, which concluded play on April 15 in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. She finished the tournament at three-over par (74-72-73-219) and led the 60-player field with 43 pars over the three rounds of play.
Prior to the NCAA Regional, Albrecht played all of Notre Dame’s nine events in 2016-17 and was the top Fighting Irish finisher five times.
Albrecht opened the season by firing a two-under par 211 (69-73-69) to tie for 10th at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Oklahoma (Sept. 24-26). During five second-semester tournaments, Albrecht lowered her stroke average to 72.8 and was Notre Dame’s top finisher four times.
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.
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.