Altomare and Nielson Repeat as Golfweek All-Americans
Charlottesville, VA – Virginia women’s golfers Brittany Altomare (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Calle Nielson (Nashville, Tenn.) have been named to Golfweek’s All-America team. Altomare, who wrapped up her sophomore season, was named to the publication’s second-team while Nielson, a senior in 2011, received honorable mention honors.
The Golfweek All-America teams are based on its final individual rankings. Altomare was 15th in the final standings while Nielson was 37th.
Earlier this year both players were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-America squad. Altomare was a second-team selection while Nielson received honorable mention accolades.
It marks the second consecutive season the players have been recognized by Golfweek. Altomare was a third-team pick in 2010 while Nielson received honorable mention consideration. In 2009 Golfweek named Nielson a third-team All-American.
Both players helped Virginia to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships, the best showing in the program’s history.
Altomare was 12th at the NCAA Championships. This season she led Virginia with a 73.18 stroke average that ranked second among all ACC players. She topped UVa in scoring in eight of 11 tournaments and earned All-ACC honors for the second consecutive season. Altomare placed first at the Golfweek Challenge and The Landfall Tradition tournaments to notch the first victories in her career.
Nielson picked up All-ACC honors for the fourth consecutive season in 2011. She was second on the team with a 74.35 stroke average. She finished 26th at the NCAA Championships after leading UVa with a fourth-place performance at the NCAA West Regional. She finished her Cavalier career with 17 top-10 finishes.