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Leona Maguire
Maguire Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District III
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/12/2017
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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.