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ASU Women's Golf signs NJCAA All-American Megan Garland

From Arkansas State University

Arkansas State head women's golf coach M.J. Desbiens Shaw announced Friday that Daytona State (Fla.) College transfer and NJCAA All-America selection Megan Garland has signed with the Red Wolves.

Garland is currently in her second season at Daytona State, serving as a team captain for the NJCAA No. 1-ranked Lady Falcons.  Garland recently helped lead Daytona State to the NJCAA Region 8 Championships title, and the team will compete in the national championships May 13-16.  Garland will enter the tournament with a 77.5 scoring average, the nation's 13th best among all junior college players as of April 1.

"I am thrilled to have signed Megan," said Desbiens Shaw.  "Megan will be graduating from Daytona State College in July with her associate degree and will bring maturity to our team.  She also brings international experience to our team and has had great finishes these past two years.  She will be a very important asset to our traveling squad next season, and I look forward to a great two years with her."

Garland has collected seven top-25 finishes this season, including the last four in a row, and most recently placed ninth at the NJCAA regional tournament.  Garland posted a two-round 149 at the University of Cincinnati Spring Invitational to tie for sixth place, her best finish of the year.  Her best three-round total came at the Marsh Landing Invitational, where she recorded a 72-76-73 for a combined 221 total.

Garland's freshman season saw her earn honorable mention NJCAA All-America honors after completing the year with a 79.56 scoring average, the 16th best in the nation among junior college players.  She helped lead the Lady Falcons to a fourth-place showing at the 2012 NJCAA National Championships, where she finished tied for 14th in the individual standings.

The East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, native attended Vermuyden School prior to attending Daytona State.

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