UCNJ Scholar-Athlete Patrick Murray Wins NJCAA Region XIX Golf Championship

Cranford, NJ – UCNJ Union College of Union County, NJ student-golfer Patrick Murray won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIX Golf Championship on May 14 at the Ash Brook Golf Course in Scotch Plains, NJ.

Murray is a two-time Garden State Athletic Conference champion and now a two-time NJCAA Region XIX champion. In 2024, he placed first in all nine tournaments he entered. He is a returning All-American that will be competing again at the NJCAA Division 3 National Championship from June 3 through 7 in Chautauqua, New York. He’s coached by the College’s Associate Professor in Business, Marc Postiglione. In addition to being an excellent golfer, Murray also excels in the classroom. He has a near perfect GPA and is graduating from UCNJ this spring with a degree in sport management. Murray is also involved on campus as a part of the Sport Management Advisory Committee, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, he serves as a peer tutor in the Academic Learning Center and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. This fall, Murray plans to attend Kean University to purse a bachelor’s degree in sport management and play on their newly formed golf team.

“We wish Patrick continued academic and athletic success. We’re very proud of him and his many accomplishments while at UCNJ. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to Coach Postiglione for supporting Patrick both on the golf course and in the classroom,” stated UCNJ President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin.

UCNJ is a public, comprehensive community college that provides quality, affordable, accessible educational programs to the greater Union County region. It is the first of New Jersey’s 18 two-year colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College offers a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities. UCNJ provides many experiential learning opportunities such as access to a Bloomberg Business Center, Innovation Center, and Student Research hub. Additionally, students at UCNJ attend one of the top 20 community colleges in the country for 2025 as designated by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. To learn more, visit www.ucc.edu.