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Two women's golfers named to NGCA All-American Scholar Team

July 21, 2009

The members of the women's golf team has continued to collect awards even two months after the Sun Devils took home their seventh NCAA Championship. All-Americans Azahara Munoz and Juliana Murcia were named to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team.

Munoz has accumulated numerous academic awards this past season. The women's golf program most recent graduate was recently named an Academic All-American by ESPN the Magazine and Pac-10 Scholar of the Year. The Spaniard, who recently won the British Amateur over Sun Devil teammate and compatriot Carlota Ciganda, finished her psychology degree with a 3.98. Munoz also collected Pac-10 All-Academic. The first double-winner of the Edith Munson Cumming Award, this is her fourth time Munoz has been named to the NGCA All-American Scholar team.

Murcia, a second-team All-American, earned her third NGCA All-Scholar honor. A sculptor major who has had some of her work featured in art galleries in Phoenix, Murcia finished her junior year with a 3.77. She has been named to the Pac-10 First-Team All-Academic Team for the past two seasons.

Golf Program Grades Improvement Over Past Four Years
The ASU golf program's team grade point average has drastically improved over the past five years. The Sun Devils had a team GPA of 3.54 after the spring season this past year.

GPA's After Spring Grades Over the Past Five Seasons:

2004-05: 3.12
2005-06: 3.15
2006-07: 3.22
2007-08: 3.26
2008-09: 3.54