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20070529 Alison Walshe Earns All-America Honors(1)
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Release: 05/29/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">DAYTONA BEACH</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Fla.</st1:State></SPAN></B></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The National Golf Coaches Associated (NGCA) announced awards for the 2006-07 Division I Women&rsquo;s College Golf student-athletes on May 25, 2007.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Included in the list of honorees was junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578965"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578965">Alison Walshe</A></A>, who was named as a First Team All-American.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Walshe was also named to the NGCA Central All-Region Team.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Walshe transferred to <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> after playing her sophomore season at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tulane</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Due to Hurricane Katrina, the Green Wave were forced to eliminated eight sports from its athletic program, in which women&rsquo;s golf was included.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>At Tulane, Walshe was named Conference USA Player of the Year and honored as a Second Team All-American.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Walshe posted a team-leading 73.35 stroke average through twelve events.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Walshe also led the Wildcats in top 10/20 finishes (nine), low round (67), low tournament (207), and rounds at or under par (12).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Walshe won three tournaments throughout the 2006-07 season, including the Mason Rudolph Championship, the Stanford Pepsi Invitational (tied for first), and the BYU Dixie Classic.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Walshe also garnered First Team Pac-10 honors in her first season as a Wildcat.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Westford, <st1:State w:st="on">Mass.</st1:State>, native is the 48<SUP>th</SUP> <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> women&rsquo;s golfer to earn All-American accolades since 1979.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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