DURHAM, N.C. – For the seventh time in school history, a Duke women’s golfer has been voted Google Cloud Academic All-America as recent graduate Virginia Elena Carta was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Carta earned third team honors joining Leona Maguire (2018, 2017), Amanda Blumenherst (2009, 2008, 2007) and Michelle Miller (1985) as other Blue Devil Academic All-America selections.
A four-time women’s golf All-ACC Academic Team member and 2019 ACC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Carta also earned four All-ACC selections over her Duke career. A native of Udine, Italy, Carta was the 2016 NCAA Individual Champion and helped lead the Blue Devils to the 2019 NCAA team title in Fayetteville, Ark.
As a senior, she notched a 73.57 stroke average and collected her second collegiate victory at the Landfall Tradition. Carta had two top 10 finishes on the year and went 2-1 in match play to conclude the NCAA Championship. She received a degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy in May and held a 3.91 grade-point average.
The at-large teams for the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo for both men and women, as well as beach volleyball, bowling, field hockey and rowing for women, and volleyball and wrestling for men.