DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University junior Leona Maguire has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District III Women's At-Large Team, which was announced this week by the organization.
One of 11 female student-athletes selected to the NCAA Division I All-District III team, Maguire was joined by fellow Blue Devil Robin Blazing of the field hockey squad.
Maguire, a native of Cavan, Ireland, was recently named the 2017 ACC Player of the Year and is coming off a tied for sixth place finish at the NCAA Regional Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. In April, Maguire claimed her second ACC Championship with a six-under-par, 210, while also helping lead Duke to its 20th team championship.
A two-time All-America and 2015 National Player of the Year, Maguire is currently having one of the best seasons in Duke and NCAA history collecting a 70.0 stroke average to go along with three victories and nine top 10 finishes. Her 70.0 stroke average is currently one of the lowest in NCAA history and would be a new ACC record if the season ended today. Maguire is currently the No. 1 ranked golfer in Golfweek Individual rankings and in the World Amateur rankings.
Maguire is a psychology major and has been named a Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar each of her first two years. She is a two-time All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Honor Roll selection.
The Academic All-District teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
Maguire helped the Blue Devils to a second place finish at the NCAA Regionals and advanced to the NCAA Championship, which will take place May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farm in Sugar Grove, Ill.