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McMyler Excited About Fulfilling Dream of Playing for a NCAA Title

McMyler Excited About Fulfilling Dream of Playing for a NCAA Title

By Lindy Brown, Duke Senior Associate Communications Director


As the Duke women’s golf program gets set to head west to the NCAA Championship for the 34th time in school history, Blue Devil graduate student Emma McMyler will be playing for a NCAA title for the first time in her collegiate career. 
McMyler, a native of San Antonio, Texas, was a decorated golfer at Xavier her first three years in college where she earned BIG EAST Golfer of the Year three times, ALL-BIG EAST honors on three occasions, BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, Scholar All-American three times and was the 2022 BIG EAST Individual Champion. She also guided Xavier to three consecutive BIG EAST Championships. 
But there was one thing missing – competing for an NCAA Team Championship. 

That will change this week as McMyler and the Duke women’s golf team travels to Carlsbad, Calif., for the NCAA Championship at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. 
McMyler had great success at Xaiver and will be known as one of the most accomplished golfers in Musketeer women’s golf history.  Along with excelling on the golf course, she shined in the classroom, graduating in three years with a degree in actuarial science in May of 2023. 
“I wanted to join a program that has great history playing in NCAA Championships and winning,” said McMyler.  “After my visit, I knew Duke would be the right fit for me both academically and athletically.”

Shortly after signing with Duke in May of 2023, McMyler went on to win the Southern Amateur Championship in her home state of Texas.  She also turned in a quarterfinal appearance at the North & South Women’s Amateur in Pinehurst, before arriving in Durham.


McMyler attended the Duke Fuqua School of Business Master of Management Studies Program for the 2023-24 academic year, graduating this past Friday with her second college degree. 


“Since I arrived in Durham, I have really enjoyed it,” McMyler said.  “At Duke you are surrounded by so many outstanding athletes, coaches and staff and it brings out the best in you.  My main goal in coming to Duke was…


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