Arizona Golf Vacations

Lady Sun Devil Golfers Bring Home the Gold

By • Jun 1st, 2009

Arizona State University head women’s golf coach Melissa Luellen has been honored as the National Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association following her team’s victory in the NCAA Championship in late May. Luellen was also honored as the West Region Coach of the year and was named Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year for the third time in the last four years.

Luellen’s assistant coach, Missy Farr-Kaye, is currently fighting through a second bout with breast cancer. She received the Kim Moore Spirit Award for her spirit, positive attitude and mental toughness. The award typically goes to student-athletes.

The Editch Cummins Munson Award is given to the All-American women’s golfer with the highest GPA. Arizona State might be known as a party school, but Senior Azahara Munoz has managed to become the first woman to win the award twice. Her GPA: 3.96.

Munoz was honored as a first-team All-American along with freshman Carlota Ciganda. Junior Juliana Mucia and Senior Jennifer Osborn were also named to second and third All-American teams, respectively.