CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Golfweek has named Virginia sophomore golfer Amanda Sambach (Pinehurst, N.C.) a first-team All-American. She becomes the second Cavalier to earn first-team All-America honors, joining Brittany Altomore, who received the honor from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association in 2013. Sambach was tabbed an honorable mention All-American by Golfweek last season.
Sambach is ranked No. 10 in Golfweek’s final individual standings for the 2022-23 season.
This season Sambach set the UVA record for wins in a season with three. She opened the year by taking medalist honors at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate. She won the ACC Championships by shooting 14-under 202, which was the best performance in the event’s history and also set the Virginia 54-hole scoring record. At the NCAA Regional, she finished as co-medalist. Over the course of 10 tournaments, she posted five top-10 finishes.
Sambach’s 71.31 stroke average was the best single-season mark in Cavalier history as was her total of 19 rounds of par or better. She also set UVA records for par-3 scoring (3.0081 avg.) and par-5 scoring (4.7156). She matched the Virginia single-season mark with five eagles.
Sambach was a finalist for both the Division I PING Women’s Golf Coaches Association Player of the Year honor and the ANNIKA Award, both of which are presented to the nation’s top female collegiate golfer.
She recently helped Team USA win the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university/college golfers matching the United States against a team of International players.