Florida State junior Beatrice Wallin, who led the Seminoles to a school-record ninth-place finish in the 2021 NCAA Championship Finals, has earned All-American first-team honors as announced by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. It marks the second consecutive season Wallin has earned All-American honors from the WGCA after earning All-American Honorable Mention honors from the WGCA in 2019.
Wallin’s selection to the All-American First-Team by the WCGA marks the fifth time in school history a Seminole has been named to the WGCA First-Team. Her selection is the second time in the last three seasons a Seminole has earned All-American First Team honors. Frida Kinhult was named as a WCGA First-Team All-American in 2019. Florida State’s first All-American was Nadia Ste-Marie earned All-America First-Team honors in 1989. Caroline Westrup is the only Seminole to earn All-America First-Team honors from the WGCA multiple times (2006 and ’07).
“I’m honored to be one of the players named as an All-American by the WGCA,” said Wallin. “There are many great college players who have accomplished so many things this year, and I am humbled to be named as a part of this group. I’m very happy to be a part of such a prestigious award.”
Wallin finished her junior season at Florida State with a career-low 70.72 stroke average – the second-lowest single season average in school history. She was named as the 2021 ACC Golfer of the Year, earned All-ACC honors for the second time in her career, won her first two individual titles of her collegiate career (at the Florida State Match Up and the Pinetree Collegiate), led the Seminoles to three team titles (at the Florida State Match Up, the Pinetree Collegiate and the NCAA Louisville Regional), and was a finalist for every major award. She led the Seminoles to their best national finish in school history.
Wallin is ranked second in school history with a 71.96 stroke average and was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 collegiate player during the 2021 season. She is currently ranked as the No. 4 in the nation by Golfweek.
Wallin also continues to perform well academically as she was named to the Florida State Dean’s List in the fall of 2020 after being named to both the All-ACC Academic Honor Roll and the All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team during the first two seasons of her career.
“Bea played some great golf this year and helped lead us to an historic year as a program,” coach Amy Bond said. “For her to be named a First-Team All American is a well-deserved honor. She is one of the best players in the country. She has worked extremely hard on all aspects of her game to get it to where it is today. I am thrilled that she has already decided to return for her senior season. I look forward to watching her success continue.”
Wallin will play in the 2021 Palmer Cup which (June 11-13, 2021) at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Named after the late Arnold Palmer, this Ryder Cup-style tournament features the top male and female collegiate golfers, with the United States facing off against an International team, which will include Florida State’s Wallin.
2021 WGCA First Team All-Americans
Beatrice Wallin, Junior, Florida State University
Karen Fredgaard, Sophomore, University of Houston
Linn Grant, Sophomore, Arizona State University
Rachel Heck, Freshman, Stanford University
Julia Johnson, Senior, University of Mississippi
Gina Kim, Junior, Duke University
Ingrid Lindblad, Sophomore, Louisiana State University
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Sophomore, University of South Carolina
Emma Spitz, Sophomore, University of California, Los Angeles
Maja Stark, Sophomore, Oklahoma State University
Angelina Ye, Sophomore, Stanford University
Florida State’s WGCA All-American History
Nadia Ste-Marie (First Team, 1988-89)
Caroline Westrup (First Team, 2005-06)
Caroline Westrup (First Team, 2006-07)
Frida Kinhult (First Team, 2018-19)
Beatrice Wallin (First Team, 2020-21)
Karen Stupples (Second Team, 1994-95)
Caroline Westrup (Second Team, 2007-08)
Matilda Castren (Second Team, 2013-14)
Kristin Tamulis (Honorable Mention, 2002-03)
Maria Salinas (Honorable Mention, 2011-12)
Matilda Castren (Honorable Mention, 2016-17)
Morgane Metraux (Honorable Mention, 2016-17)
Morgane Metraux (Honorable Mention, 2017-18)
Beatrice Wallin (Honorable Mention, 2019-20)