Walshe Named All-America

May 27, 2008

University of Arizona women's golfer Alison Walshe was named All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association, the organization announced recently.

Walshe, a senior from Westford, Mass., was one of 11 golfers named to the Duramed FUTURES Tour NGCA Division I All-America first team. It marks the second consecutive year that she has earned such distinction from the NGCA.

Walshe led the Wildcats with a 72.50 stroke average, while 14 of her 34 rounds played were at par or better. Walshe finished 2007-08 as the eighth-rated golfer nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and posted three individual wins in 11 starts to go with eight top-10 finishes. She had seven rounds in the 60s with a low of 66 this season and was Arizona's top finisher in eight of those 11 tournament appearances.

She collected six individual wins during her two years in Tucson.

Walshe is the 50th Arizona player to earn All-America honors, and the 23rd first-team selection, since 1979.

Duramed FUTURES Tour NGCA Division I All-American Teams
1st Team
Amanda Blumenherst - Duke University
Cydney Clanton - Auburn University
Maria Hernandez - Purdue University
Tiffany Joh - UCLA
Stacy Lewis - University of Arkansas
Pernilla Lindberg - Oklahoma State University
Belen Mozo - USC
Azahara Munoz - Arizona State University
Anna Nordqvist - Arizona State University
Maria Jose Uribe - UCLA
Alison Walshe - University of Arizona