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UVA's Brittany Altomare Named ACC Women's Golf Player of the Year

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An unsuspecting Brittany Altomare is about to receive a 'Gatorade Shower' from her teammates An unsuspecting Brittany Altomare is about to receive a 'Gatorade Shower' from her teammates

UVA senior golfer Brittany Altomare was named the ACC Player of the Year by unanimous vote Monday.  

She's the first Cavalier to win the award, after recently becoming the first UVA player to win the ACC Tournament Championship.

"I can't even describe it, it's a really cool feeling," says Altomare.  "I'm really blessed to have such great teammates, and coaches, and a supporting staff here."

Altomare's teammates surprised her with a 'Gatorade Shower' after the announcement was made at Birdwood Golf Course.

The senior is one of three players in the history of the Cavaliers program to be named to the All-ACC team four times in her career.

She is currently ranked 8th in the latest Golfweek individual standings, and leads the Cavaliers with a 72.30 stroke average, which ranks as the lowest single-season stroke average in program history.

Virginia head coach Kim Lewellen says, "This spring has been the best season that any UVA golfer has ever had."

There is still golf to be played, as Altomare and the Cavaliers will be the 5-seed in the NCAA Tournament Regional, beginning Thursday in Auburn, Alabama.

"I think I'm just going to go in there like any other tournament," says Altomare.  "I've always gone out there wanting to win, and thinking I can win, and thinking the team can win.  I think if we just go out there with the attitude we've had for every other tournament we'll do just fine."

UVA has finished 4th in the NCAA Tournament each of the past two seasons.

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