Nielson and Altomare Named to All-ACC Golf Team
GREENSBORO, NC – Senior Calle Nielson (Nashville, Tenn.) and sophomore Brittany Altomare (Shrewsbury, Mass.) have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference women’s golf team. Nielson has been honored all four seasons she has competed at Virginia. Altomare picked up the accolade for the second consecutive year.
Nielson becomes just the second Cavalier to be named to the all-conference team four times. Former Cavalier Leah Wigger was an all-ACC performer four years in a row from 2004-2007.
Altomare leads the Cavaliers with a 73.04 stroke average and was the only ACC player this season to win two tournaments. Her stroke average ranks No. 2 in the ACC. She finished first at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and tied for first at The Landfall Tradition. Nielson is second on the team with a 74.63 stroke average. Her stroke average ranks 11th in the ACC.
The Cavaliers open NCAA play this week as the No. 2 seed in the West Regional Championship held at Washington National Golf Course in Auburn, Wash. Play runs Thursday through Saturday.
2011 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team
Name School Yr. Hometown
Laetitia Beck Duke Fr. Caesarea, Israel
Lindy Duncan Duke So. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Maria Salinas Florida State Jr. Lima, Peru
Jessica Hollandsworth Maryland Jr. Floyd, Va.
Maria Ronderos Miami Sr. Bogota, Columbia
Catherine O’Donnell North Carolina Jr. Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Allie White North Carolina Jr. Lancaster, Ohio
Brittany Altomare Virginia So. Shrewsbury, Mass.
Calle Nielson Virginia Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
Natalie Sheary Wake Forest Sr. West Hartford, Conn.
Michelle Shin Wake Forest So. Cape Coral, Fla.
Cheyenne Woods Wake Forest Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
ACC Player of the Year: Lindy Duncan, Duke (So., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
ACC Freshman of the Year: Laetitia Beck, Duke (Fr., Caesarea, Israel)
ACC Coach of the Year: Jan Mann, North Carolina