Stanford University junior Albane Valenzuela has been named the recipient of the 2019 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award.
The award is presented annually for Women's Division I Golf and goes to the student-athlete who is an upper classman and both a WGCA All-American Scholar and a WGCA All-American. If more than one student-athlete qualifies, the student-athlete with the highest GPA receives the award. A donation of $5,000 is given from the Curtis & Edith Cummings Munson Foundation to the general scholarship fund of the recipient's institution.
Previous winners of this award include Stephanie Meadow (2013 and 2014), Brooke Pancake (2011 and 2012), Azahara Munoz (2008 and 2009) and Amanda Blumenherst (2006).
Valenzuela was named a WGCA First Team All-American after posting the lowest stroke average for a junior in Stanford history (72.36) and becoming the program’s first-ever Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Year. Eight of her 25 collegiate rounds were under par, while 13 of her rounds were at even par or better. She posted five top-10 finishes, including a win at the East Lake Cup, a tie for first at the Pac-12 Championship and a sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships.
A three-time WGCA All-American Scholar, Valenzuela has a 4.021 cumulative GPA as a political science major.