NC State Golfer Erica Wein Cited By Raleigh News And Observer
Oct. 21, 2002
For the next few Monday's, NC State's Department of Athletics and Newspapers in Education will focus on character traits. Each week the Raleigh News and Observer will spotlight a different trait and an NC State student-athlete who has exhibited that trait. Sophomore Erica Wein was featured in the article on Monday, October 21.
Week 3: Integrity
Erica Wein of Cary, N.C., is a sophomore on the NC State women's golf team. Erica majors in business management and is a member of the ACC Honor Roll.
Last May as a freshman, Erica demonstrated her integrity while playing in her first NCAA Women's Golf Regionals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While playing the 5th hole during competition, Erica double hit a chip shot from off of the green. Even though none of her fellow competitors were aware that she had actually taken two strokes to hit onto the green, Erica promptly announced her actions to her fellow competitors.
Erica acted justly and followed the spirit of the game of golf, which demands that its competitors self-report rules infractions when they incur. She may have scored a four on the hole instead of a three, but she exhibited her own integrity and maintained the integrity of the competition with her actions.
Erica earned the respect of her fellow competitors, the coaches, the spectators and the rules officials on this day and has garnered a reputation of integrity for herself.