Brooke McGlasson, a senior at Liberty High School, recently committed to the University of Denver to play with the school’s women’s golf team.
A member of Liberty’s varsity girls team all four years of her time at Liberty, McGlasson placed in the top eight in AIA’s Division 1 State Championship from 2020-22, including a third place finish in 2022.
She was also a key member of the Liberty girls team that won the 2021 Division 1 State Championship — the first state championship for Liberty girl’s golf. In that same season, McGlasson was selected to the 2021 All-Arizona Girls Golf Team and was an honorable mention on the 2020-21 Sports360AZ All Academic Golf Team.
McGlasson always knew she wanted to play collegiately, but it was her junior year at Liberty when she was certain she could play at the next level.
“My junior year, we were playing in our district tournament and I shot my personal best there,” she said. “That was the day that I realized that I was capable of being a better athlete than what I thought. From then on, I just pushed myself.
“I knew I wanted to be a college athlete my entire life, but that (tournament) just gave me that extra confidence boost to go out and work harder and achieve those goals.”
Her golf journey began when she was 3 years old, and from there, McGlasson began playing in competitive tournaments at 6. Growing up, she played on her middle school’s co-ed golf team from fifth grade through eighth grade.
McGlasson has worked hard to achieve at her craft, but she said there are many people throughout her golf journey that have helped her turn her dreams into reality.
“I definitely have a lot to owe to my parents and my coaches throughout my career,” McGlasson said. “They were always just constantly supporting me and giving me all the resources that I needed just to fulfill my dreams and have a successful career.”
When McGlasson had to make the decision on where to continue her golf playing career, she said the University of Denver made it no competition.
“Just the potential for the team and their performances,” she said. “You can look back at all their different tournaments, and there’s a lot of potential there. The coaches are extremely dedicated to their players, and the girls on the team are just incredible.
“Just seeing their elite expectations for the players, and the performances from the players themselves, I knew that’s where I wanted to continue my career.” PT