July 6, 2017
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Emma Albrecht, Jordan Ferreira and Isabella DiLisio earned 2016-17 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar honors. The criteria to be named an All-American Scholar includes a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. All three of Notre Dame’s honorees also earned the honor following the 2015-16 season.
Albrecht, a rising junior, led the Irish with a 73.56 stroke average in 2016-17, which also ranks as the third lowest single-season stroke average in program history. Albrecht finished tied for 13th at the 2017 NCAA Columbus Regional after carding an eight-over par 224 (75-75-74-224). Albrecht paced the Irish with a tie for 17th at the 2017 ACC Championship at the Reserve Golf Club Pawleys Island (April 13-15), finishing the tournament at three-over par (74-72-73-219). She was also named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team.
Ferreira, a 2017 Notre Dame graduate, posted a 75.25 stroke average for the season, which ranked third on the team. She led the Irish lineup during the final three tournaments of the fall semester, including the Jim West Challenge (Oct. 9-10), The Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (Oct. 17-18) and The Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28-30). She played 40 tournaments in her Irish career and finished with a 75.56 stroke average, which ranks seventh in program history.
DiLisio, a rising junior, posted a 74.77 stroke average in 2016-17 to rank second on the team. Her season highlight came when she fired a five-under par 211 to tie for third at the Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 26-27). She now has three top-five and five top-10 finishes in her two seasons with the Irish.
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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 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).