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May 7, 2004

GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Virginia freshman Leah Wigger (Louisville, Ky.) earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition, the ACC announced.

One of three freshmen to be named to the 12-member All-ACC Women’s Golf Team, Wigger was instrumental to Virginia?s success during its inaugural season in 2003-04.

Named the team’s Golfer of the Year, Wigger paced UVa with a 76.80 stroke average. She tied for 11th at the ACC Championship to pace UVa with a 217 (+4), the lowest 54-hole total by any Cavalier all season. She fired two rounds of a season-low 71 at the conference tourney.

In March, Wigger shot her first career hole-in-one during the final round of the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational. During Virginia’s first collegiate event last September, she fired a 74 (+2) to place first among 12 golfers against Richmond.

Playing as an amateur, Wigger won the 2003 Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship at the Wigwam Resort Gold Course on Dec. 30. She shot a 216 (E, 74-70-72) during the 54-hole tournament for medalist honors. The national junior tournament featured 112 female players from age 13 to 23 from the continental United States, Hawaii, and Canada.


Anna Grzebien, Fr., Duke
Leigh Anne Hardin, Sr., Duke
Elizabeth Janangelo, So., Duke
Brittany Lang, Fr., Duke
Virada Nirapathpongporn, Sr., Duke
Caroline Larsson, So., Florida State
Katie Quinney, Sr., Florida State
Meaghan Francella, Sr. North Carolina
Ashley Prange, Sr., North Carolina
Christine Hallstrom, Jr., Wake Forest
Ashley Hoagland, Jr., Wake Forest
Leah Wigger, Fr., VIRGINIA

Player of the Year:
Elizabeth Janangelo, Duke

Rookie of the Year:
Brittany Lang, Duke

Coach of the Year:
Dan Brooks, Duke

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