DURHAM- As the Duke women’s golf program prepares to open the 2022-23 campaign in a week, senior Erica Berger earned a pair of pre-season All-America honors from Golfweek and Golf Channel.

The two-time All-American from Greenwood, Ind., was a second-team All-America preseason selection for both outlets.

Last week, Shepherd was also selected for the ANNIKA Award Preseason Watch list for the second season in a row and the third time in her career (2022, 2021, 2019). She just finished a season where she averaged 72.24 strokes to go along with four top fives and five top 20s. Tar Heel Invitational, fourth at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate and tied for 11th at the Franklin Regional. She finished the season ranked 12th nationally.

Shepherd is a three-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar, two-time All-ACC Honoree, and two-time All-ACC Academic Selection. She recorded one win, six top fives, eight top 10s and 10 top 20s in her three seasons at Duke.

Over the summer, she represented the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup and went 3-1. Shepherd now holds a 6-2 record in two Arnold Palmer Cup appearances. She also finished amateur low at the Carolina Golf Classic on the Epson Tour, which marked the fifth time in her career that she has won amateur low honors at a professional event.

Duke will open the 2022 fall season Sept. 12-14 at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, to be held at the Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

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