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Maguire Earns Academic All-America Accolades
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/14/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – For the second straight year, recent Duke graduate Leona Maguire has been tabbed Google Cloud Academic All-America following a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as announced Thursday.

Maguire, one of the top Division I golfers in NCAA history, joined only Blue Devil standout Amanda Blumenherst as multiple Academic All-America honorees for the Duke women’s golf program. Blumenherst earned the honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009, while Maguire was selected first team in 2017 and second team in 2018.

A native of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire notched three individual victories in 2017-18, while leading the Blue Devils to a total of five team wins, including the ACC Championship and NCAA Madison Regional titles. She won the Jim West Challenge in impressive fashion with a 13-under, 200, while also posting wins at the Tar Heel Invitational and became just the second golfer to win three ACC Individual Championships.

A two-time National Player of the Year, Maguire notched nine top 10 finishes out of 11 tournaments, including a team-best 10 rounds in the 60s. Her eight-under, 63, in the second round of the Jim West Challenge was tied for the second-lowest 18-hole ledger on the season. Her 70.62 stroke average was the second-lowest in school history.

In May, Maguire received a psychology degree along with a certificate in markets and management studies and closed her storied Blue Devil career with a 3.943 grade-point average. She was selected to the Dean’s list with Distinction in her final semester at Duke and was also inducted into the Phi Betta Kappa academic honor society prior to graduation.

Maguire made her professional debut at the LPGA ShopRite Classic over the weekend and placed tied for 15th.


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