HARRISONBURG, Va. - JMU Head Coach Paul Gooden was named Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) State Golf Coach of the Year, while three of his CAA Championship squad were honored on the VaSID All-State teams. Sophomore Shabril Brewer was named to the first team, while junior Ginger Mak and sophomore Maria Andrea Legaspi were recognized on the second team.
Gooden led the Dukes to their fourth Colonial Athletic Association title under his leadership and the first since 2005. Madison then advanced to the 2013 NCAA East Regional after earning the league's automatic berth with the victory.
Brewer stepped up at the right time, shooting a school record-tying 68 in the second round of the CAA Championships and eventually earned the individual title while leading the Dukes to the CAA crown and the automatic berth in the NCAA Regionals. Brewer was third in scoring average at 77.50 strokes per round in 36 rounds of action, including her victory, two top-10 finishes and four rounds of par or better. Brewer's other top-10 finish was a tie for ninth at the UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament, while also posting three additional top-25 finishes this year.
Mak led the Dukes in scoring, averaging 76.19 strokes per round in 36 rounds played (ninth best in school history), including five rounds of par or better. She had a team-best .746 winning percentage and a pair of top-10 finishes on the year. Mak's best finish was a tie for ninth at the CAA Championship, as she finished in the top 30 in nine of 11 events this year. For her career, Mak is the all-time Madison scoring leader, averaging 76.11 strokes in 91 career rounds.
Legaspi is second on the JMU squad at 76.69 strokes per round in 36 rounds (10th in JMU single-season scoring), with one top-five and a team-best three top-10 individual finishes. The sophomore posted four rounds of par or better, with a low of 70 during the season. Her best finish was a third at the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate this spring and also tied for eighth at the Pinehurst Challenge and tied for ninth at the CAA Championship. She finished in the top 35 in nine tournaments and is currently fifth in career scoring at JMU with a 77.62 stroke average in 66 career rounds.