2007-08 women's golf season in review - East Valley Tribune: Sports

2007-08 women's golf season in review

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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008 10:10 am | Updated: 10:28 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

*The team finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

*Junior Azahara Munoz won the individual NCAA Championship on a 25-foot birdie in a playoff against UCLA's Tiffany Joh

*Her victory at the NCAA Championships marked her first collegiate tournament win

*The Sun Devils now hold the nation's current longest streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearance at 17 after Stanford failed to qualify for the first time in 19 years

*Team placed second at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento and third at the Pac-10 Championships

*Munoz received the Edith Cummings Munson Award which is given to the All-American with the highest GPA

*Munoz and Anna Nordqvist were both named NGCA First-Team All-Americans

*Munoz and Nordqvist were also named NGCA Academic All-Americans, along with sophomore Juliana Murcia

*Munoz's win at the NCAA Championships marked her first collegiate tournament win

*Munoz finished in the top 10, 10 out of 11 appearances this season

*The Sun Devils had two players ranked in the top-10 at the end of the season

*Munoz finished the season ranked fourth by Golfstat and Golfweek

*Nordqvist finished the season ranked sixth by Golfstat and Golfweek

*Sun Devils finished the season ranked 4th by Golfstat and Golf World/NGCA Coaches' Poll and 5th by Golfweek

*Munoz is the first NCAA Champion under 6th year head coach Melissa Luellen

*The team's fifth place finish is their second top-5 finish under head coach Luellen, fourth top-10 and sixth top-20

*Luellen has had 10 All-American honors from six athletes in her six years as head coach

*Nordqvist tied for first at the PING/ASU Invitational but fell in the playoff for the championship

*The Sun Devils had three players finish in the top-10 at the Pac-10 Championships: Nordqvist (2nd), Munoz (7th) and Murcia (9th).

Women's Golf Individual Honors

Individual NCAA Champion: Azahara Munoz

All-Americans: Azahara Munoz (NGCA; Golf World), Anna Nordqvist (NGCA; Golf World)

Edith Cummings Munson Award Winner: Azahara Munoz

All-Region (West): Azahara Munoz, Jennifer Osborn

All-Pac-10: Azahara Munoz (first), Anna Nordqvist (first)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Azahara Munoz (first), Juliana Murcia (first), Anna Nordqvist (second), Liisa Kelo (honorable mention), Jennifer Osborn (honorable mention), Brooke Todare (honorable mention)

ESPN The Magazine District VIII All-Academic First-Team: Azahara Munoz

NGCA All-American Scholar Team: Juliana Murcia, Azahara Munoz, Anna Nordqvist

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