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From The Presidents

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Academics

Classroom Success “Success in the classroom is essential to success on the golf course, so we offer our student-athletes as much support academically as they get athletically. Academics are and must remain the top priority for our student-athletes.”

-- David Jackson, Associate Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services and Men's Golf Academic Advisor

E Rebel Golf And Academics

Rebel golf boasted yet another outstanding year in the classroom in 2008-09. Brett Kanda and Colby Smith each received Academic All-Mountain West Conference accolades. Kanda was selected for the third straight year, while Smith was a first-time recipient. Johnny Pinjuv and Smith were honored as MWC Scholar-Athletes, Pinjuv for the third time and again, a first for Smith. Additionally, Kanda was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for Division I and Pinjuv was recognized for having the highest cumulative grade point average of all male student-athletes at UNLV (3.93 in accounting). In both 2007-08 and 2006-07, four Rebel golfers earned Academic All-MWC, while in 2005-06, six earned the recognition. In 200405, UNLV had eight such honorees - a group that was led by former student-athlete Ryan Moore, who was named a second team Academic All-American in 2005. Moore was just the second Rebel ever to earn that distinction. Over the last decade, Rebel golf has had 11 All-America Scholars and four Academic All-Americans.

ver since its first classroom opened in 1957, UNLV has been on the rise in the world of higher education. From dusty lots with only a few buildings to a lush, ever-expanding setting, the campus has continued to respond to the demands stemming from an increasing enrollment. The University boasts nationally competitive business programs and a school of hotel administration that attracts students from around the globe. But with 246 degree programs in 15 schools and colleges, including the new William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV offers the student-athlete an array of educational opportunities. UNLV maintains an academic support system for its student-athletes that is designed to ensure success on and off the fields of play. Housed in the new Academic Success Center, academic advisors work with the 17 men’s and women’s sports ensuring student-athletes receive personalized care regarding their progress in education. Advisors work with their sport-specific student-athletes in scheduling, tutoring, degree progress and NCAA eligibility. Providing even greater challenges, students who maintain a 3.5 grade point average can apply for entrance into UNLV’s honors program.

The UNLV men’s golf program has a current string of 12 straight semesters with a 3.0 team grade point average or higher and the squad's 3.34 team GPA in the spring of 2007 was its highest since fall of 1996. This past spring, the team earned a 3.30 GPA. Academic advising for UNLV men’s golf is the responsibility David Jackson, Associate Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services.

Former Rebel golfer Ryan Moore became just the second Rebel ever to earn Academic All-America honors when he was named to the second team in 2004-05.

Two-time Academic All-MWC honoree and Parker Award Winner Scott Lander was joined by head coach Dwaine Knight and his wife, Debbie, at his graduation.


Home Course

Southern Highlands Golf Club 18TH HOLE

The finishing hole is the longest on the course, a massive 622-yard, par 5. The fairway is bisected by a stream. Playing the hole uphill and to the left is more dangerous but presents a shorter route and a better shot into the green. Taking the low road to the right will keep you out of trouble most of the way, but leaves you with a blind shot across water to the green. The choice is all yours.

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hen Southern Highlands opened its doors and fairways in 2000, the advance billing foretold that it was going to be a great course, clearly one of the elite new private clubs in America. It’s apparent that the hype was totally justified. Golf Digest placed Southern Highlands in its top six best new private clubs in the country and ranked it as the best new private club in the Western U.S. How fitting, then, that the UNLV golf program, with a recent national championship and a history of being ranked near the top of the college golf standings, should choose Southern Highlands as its official home course. "Being so close to McCarran Airport, Southern Highlands is one of the first places we like to take a new recruit and his parents when they come to town," UNLV golf head coach Dwaine Knight says. "Just one look out at the course from the clubhouse veranda, with its panoramic view of the entire Las Vegas valley, provides a great first impression of our city and the wonderful facilities available to a young man considering our program.” With $40 million (exclusive of land costs) and a rare collaboration of architects Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr., Southern Highlands offers 18 distinctly beautiful and unique golf holes which honor the land upon which they are sculpted. Just six

months after the course opened, it was deemed worthy by the $4.25 million Invensys Classic PGA Tour event to join the three-course rotation. One of many holes that had the world’s best golfers buzzing was the 622-yard uphill par-5 18th, with its split fairway and 16 acres of land and meandering water and sand. The hole affords a great view of the $16 million clubhouse, where golfers convene shortly after their rounds to take in the scenery and discuss the joys and challenges of playing Southern Highlands. The collaboration between this wonderful new nationally-ranked golf club and a proud UNLV championship golf program is a perfect marriage of class, beauty and distinction.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS GOLF CLUB

Par:...................................................................................................72 Yardage:......................................................................................7,510 Course Rating:..............................................................................74.4 Designers:...................................................... Robert Trent Jones, Sr. ........................................................................Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Opened:........................................................................... April 1, 2000 Superintendent:.......................................Randy Lee & Andy Hawkins Director of Golf:..............................................................Jay Beckman Pro Shop Phone:........................................................... 702-263-1000


Home Course

Fab­ulous Facilities “Just one look out at the course from the clubhouse veranda, with its panoramic view of the entire Las Vegas valley, provides a great first impression of our city and the wonderful facilities available to a young man considering our program.” -- Head Coach Dwaine Knight 8TH HOLE

Though the par-3 eighth hole is only 167 yards, the combination of water and sand in front of the green can make its length a bit deceiving. Club selection is critical. Trust the yardage book and make your mistakes long. Short is trouble.

17TH HOLE

No. ­­­­­­17 at Southern Highlands is one of the most challenging par 3's you're likely to face. It's 217 yards from the back tee with water flowing from here all the way around the peninsula green. Sand protects the front right and back left green so there's not much room for error.

5TH HOLE

The fifth hole is a short, 365-yard, par 4 that dares players to fire at the green from the tee. However, to do so, you must carry water all the way. The more prudent will use a long-iron or fairway wood from the tee and be left with a short pitch to the green.


Schedule

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Sept. 11-12 Sept. 19-20 Sept. 27-28 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 26-27

William H. Tucker Invitational Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational PING/Golfweek Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M. Eisenhower Golf Club, Colorado Springs, Colo. Gold Mountain Golf Club, Bremerton, Wash. Old Overton Club, Birmingham, Ala. NMSU Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M.

SPRING SEASON 6. Feb. 1-2 7. Feb. 17-19 8. March 12-14 9. March 21-23 10. Apr. 2-3 11. Apr. 23-24

PING Arizona Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Champ. ASU Thunderbird Invitational PING Cougar Classic

Arizona National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. Leilehua Golf Course, Wahiawa, Hawaii Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev. Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, Tucson, Ariz. Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz. Riverside Country Club, Provo, Utah

POSTSEASON 12. May 6-8 Mountain West Conference Championship 13. May 20-22 NCAA Regional 14. June 2-5 NCAA Championship

Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. One of six sites (Alpharetta, Ga., Notre Dame, Ind., San Diego, Calif., College Station, Texas, Bremerton, Wash., New Haven, Conn.) The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn.


Schedule

Travel In Style “Again, we are going to play against the best teams and play in the best venues to prepare us to compete for another national championship.” -- Head Coach Dwaine Knight

The Rebels’ schedule will carry them from the Hawaiian coastline to the desert southwest of Arizona and New Mexico, north to Colorado and Utah, to the northwest in Washington, and down south to Alabama and hopefully Tennessee for the NCAA Championship. The Mountain West Conference Championship will be played in Tucson, Ariz., for a fourth consecutive year, while the NCAA Regionals will be held at six different sites for the second time. The Rebels will also play right here in Las Vegas in March when they host the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship. This year's NCAA Championship will be played in Chattanooga, Tenn., at The Honors Course.

To help its student-athletes balance the rigorous demands of the college curriculum with its intense travel schedule, UNLV flies to some of its tournaments via private jet. Thanks to the support of many local enterprises, the Rebels are able to reduce both travel time and missed classes, and find more opportunities to focus on academics.


Physical Therapy

The Finest Care

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Kleven speaks at Rebel Golf Day at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

The Rebels take advantage of state-of-the-art workout facilities and physical therapy equipment.

ebel golfers have the incomparable opportunity to come under the tutelage of one of the nation’s leaders in physical therapy, Keith Kleven. A clinical educator and researcher, Kleven has bachelor’s and master’s degrees and served a one year residency in physical therapy under the school of Physical Therapy and Medicine at the University of Southern California, and is a certified athletic trainer. Kleven, 65, has been a groundbreaker in his emerging field for more than 30 years and has been directly involved with the UNLV golf program since 1989. He was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame as part of its 2005 class. Currently the owner/director of the Keith Kleven Institute of Orthopaedic Sports and Dance Rehabilitation in Las Vegas, he is a clinical instructor for 18 colleges Keith Kleven and universities as well as the personal trainer and Professor of Physical Therapy therapist for many U.S. sports teams, professional teams, professional athletes and entertainers. Tiger Woods, Mark O’Meara, Chris Riley, John Cook and Emilee Klein are just some of the professional golfers who have worked with Kleven. “Keith has been with us from the start, and I think, physically, there is no better trainer in the world,” said UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight. “You can see who has trained with him: Mark O’Meara, Tiger Woods, plus our team and all the other great athletes. He is absolutely the best. If a person is really serious about playing professional golf and reaching the highest level they can, he is the kind of trainer you would look for. He is so individually specific, which is what makes him such a valuable part of our program. We are very fortunate to have him on campus as a professor and have him in our program. There is no question that without his support and help we would not be a top program.” Presently doing research in injury prevention and training to enhance golf performance, Kleven is also the author of numerous articles and is a highly sought-after speaker.


Physical Therapy “I think, physically, there is no better trainer in the world. You can see who has trained with him: Mark O’Meara, Tiger Woods, plus our team and all the other great athletes. He is absolutely the best. If a person is really serious about playing professional golf and reaching the highest level they can, he is the kind of trainer you would look for.” -- Head coach Dwaine Knight

UNLV Golf had a unique evening during the 1994 Las Vegas Invitational when four PGA players under the care of Keith Kleven gathered to meet the squad. From stroke techniques to the advantages of staying in school, the informal Q&A session offered insight into the life of a professional golfer. Giving free tips that night were (L-R): Dennis Watson, Dwaine Knight, Paul Azinger, Prof. Keith Kleven, Lenny Clements and John Cook.

Kleven's work with Tiger Woods was featured in this Men's Fitness Magazine issue.


Mental Training

The Finest Care “Golf is such a mental game, and Mark's expertise lies in making the connection between being mentally prepared and then allowing the body and the muscles to carry through with that preparation." -- Head Coach Dwaine Knight

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n addition to the various physical and academic support systems available to UNLV student-athletes, the Rebel golf team also has the advantage of mental training, under the supervision of Dr. Mark Guadagnoli. Guadagnoli, a professor in UNLV's Department of Kinesiology, also serves as a mental training consultant for the Rebels. A professor at the school since 1991, this will mark Guadagnoli's eighth season working with the Rebel golf team. “Golf is no longer your grandfather’s game,” Guadagnoli said. “The way these elite athletes play the game requires intensity, focus, and a great deal of athleticism. My job is to help them achieve this." "We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Mark's ability and experience right here on campus," UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight said. "Golf is such a mental game, and Mark's expertise lies in making the connection between being mentally prepared and then allowing the body and the muscles to carry through with that preparation. His resume and reputation speak for themselves and we are lucky to have that advantage." Guadagnoli has spent the past 20-plus years working as a consultant to collegiate and professional athletes in all sports, but specializes in working with golfers. Golfers at all levels have worked under his tutelage, including players and instructors on the PGA, LPGA, Nationwide and AJGA tours as well as participants of the U.S. Amateur, Walker Cup and Palmer Cup. Guadagnoli has worked with golfers at the Masters, U.S. Open and other PGA events. Guadagnoli began studying human performance late in his undergraduate days at Texas A&M, where he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in kinesiology. He then worked as a Research Psychologist for the Army Research Institute for Behavioral Sciences while completing the requirements for a dual doctorate in human performance and cognitive psychology from Auburn University.

Guadagnoli addresses the crowd at Rebel Golf Day at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

Despite his heavy workload, Guadagnoli earned high praise. He was voted the Most Outstanding Graduate Student of the department, college, and university, the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year by the Office of Special Programs, and was awarded the prestigious William Revington Outstanding Leadership Award. The praise has continued at UNLV, where he has earned the department's (1999-2000), Mark Guadagnoli the college's (1999-2000), Mental Training Consultant and university's (2000-2001) Teacher of the Year Awards and has seven times been voted Outstanding Kinesiology Faculty Member of the Year by a Scholar-Athlete or Alumni Association representative. With an impressive resume that is pages long, Guadagnoli has published more than 100 articles and abstracts and has presented his work around the world. In the summer of 2007, his book "Practice to Learn, Play to Win" was published and includes contributions from former Rebel golfer and current PGA Tour player Ryan Moore. Guadagnoli is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Sciences, the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, and the Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Performance. He has also served as a delegate and editor for the World Scientific Congress of Golf.

Guadagnoli's book "Practice to Learn, Play to Win" was published in 2007 and includes contributions from former Rebel golfer and current PGA Tour player Ryan Moore.


Athletic Training

The Finest Care “This is one of the top complexes in the nation because of the versatility it offers to service student-athletes in every area of sports medicine.”

-- Kyle Wilson, UNLV Director of Athletic Training

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ay-to-day preventative medicine on the campus was made easier with the opening of the Marilyn and Si Redd Sports Medicine Complex. The state-of-the-art operation is a major part of the $8.5 million Lied Athletic Complex. Made possible by a generous gift of $1.5 million by Marilyn and Si Redd, the athletic training facility incorporates the total scope of sports medicine over an 8,500-square-foot area. Aside from five staff offices, a rehabilitation room houses a dozen pieces of equipment including Cybex stationary bicycles, stair machines and treadmills, all under a natural skylight. The largest area features a dozen tables to offer student-athletes various treatments throughout the day. Taping, padding and bracing all take place in another all-inclusive room. Finally, an aquatic therapy room features three above-ground whirlpools surrounding a 10-feet deep pool for rehabilitative exercises. All of these features make it possible for UNLV student-athletes to rehabilitate injuries without ever needing to leave the Lied Athletic Complex. Other amenities include a physician’s office and exam room to provide daily medical service for student-athletes. A drug-testing facility also is part of the new complex. This expedites medical care because the student-athletes' health care is self-contained. Also, UNLV’s academic program and its student athletic trainers benefit from a sports medicine library, study room and conference facility. “Aside from being four times larger than our former facility,” says Kyle

An aquatic therapy room includes a rehabilitative pool. Wilson, UNLV’s Director of Athletic Training. “This is one of the top complexes in the nation because of the versatility it offers to service student-athletes in every area of sports medicine. We’re now more efficient, more accessible and more effective in preventing and rehabilitating athletic injuries.”

A skylight welcomes natural light into the rehabilitation room.

The Marilyn & Si Redd Sports Medicine Complex sprawls over an 8,500-square-foot area.


On Campus

UNLV COLLEGES

College of Business College of Education Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering College of Fine Arts Division of Health Sciences William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration William S. Boyd School of Law College of Liberal Arts College of Sciences Greenspun College of Urban Affairs The Graduate College The Honors College School of Dental Medicine School of Nursing University College

More than 2,000 students call UNLV’s 12 residence halls home.


Las Vegas Living

Las Vegas, which celebrated its centennial in 2005, is one of the fastest growing communities in the world.


Table of Contents The Next Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 UNLV on the PGA Tour Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Academics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Southern Highlands Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 2009-10 Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Physical Therapy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Mental and Athletic Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 On Campus and Las Vegas Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

1998 National Champions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-77 A Day With The Thunderbirds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 A Day With The President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 1991 National Champion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 2004 National Champion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Setting A New Standard - Ryan Moore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Media Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-84

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THIS IS REBEL GOLF

Media Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 UNLVRebels.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2009-10 Team Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2009-10 Season Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 2008-09 Notebook/Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 2008-09 Scorecard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2009-10 Tournament Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-30 Head Coach Dwaine Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-34 Helping Players Get To The Next Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Assistant Coach Daron Dorsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Support Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Endowment Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Rebel Golf Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Golf Foundation Honored Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Rebel Golf Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-43 Mountain West Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 Fabulous Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-50

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National Champions

Jordan Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Derek Ernst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 Brett Kanda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 Max Kraemer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 Karsten Majors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Eddie Olson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Kevin Penner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65 Johnny Pinjuv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-67 Colby Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-69 Jeremiah Wooding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-71 All-Time Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Rebel Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-89 Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Postseason Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 UNLV Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93 NCAA Championship Appearances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-95 NCAA Regional Appearances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Conference Championship Appearances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97-98 UNLV at the Walker Cup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 UNLV at the Palmer Cup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Rebels In The Pros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-108

THE UNIVERSITY

The University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 President Dr. Neal J. Smatresk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Interim Athletics Director Jerry Koloskie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Nevada State Board of Regents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Athletics Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Athletic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Lied Athletic Complex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Athletic Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116-117 Rebel Rundown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Rebel Athletic Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Hall Of Fame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Notable Rebels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Welcome to Las Vegas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

On The Cover

Golf Quick Facts LOCATION: . .............................Las Vegas, NV 89154 FOUNDED: ..........................................................1957 ENROLLMENT: ................................................28,000 NICKNAME: . ....................................................Rebels COLORS: . ........................................... Scarlet & Gray PRESIDENT: ...............................Dr. Neal J. Smatresk DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: . Jerry Koloskie (Interim) HEAD COACH: . ...................................Dwaine Knight ALMA MATER: ............................. New Mexico ‘69 YEARS AT UNLV: ....................................23rd year ASSISTANT COACH: . ..........................Daron Dorsey ALMA MATER: .............................................UNLV ‘98 YEARS AT UNLV: ...................................... 1st year GOLF OFFICE: . ................................. (702) 895-1081 HOME COURSE: . ....................... Southern Highlands PAR: ....................................................................72 YARDAGE: ....................................................7,510 CONFERENCE: ............... Mountain West Conference 2009 MWC FINISH: ........................................ 3rd of 9 2009 NCAA REGIONAL (AUSTIN) FINISH:..7th of 13 2009 NCAA FINISH:............................................. DNP LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: . ..............6/2

The 2007-08 UNLV men's golf media guide won Best In The Nation by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), while the 200809 edition took fifth.

The UNLV golf program has become known as the “Home of Champions.” The 2009-10 season is head coach Dwaine Knight's 23rd at the helm of the program, which has won a team national championship, two individual national championships and four NCAA West Regional championships. The Rebel golf program has one of the richest traditions in college golf and has a number of former Rebels on the PGA Tour.

Credits

The 2009-10 UNLV Men’s Golf Guide was designed, written, edited and typeset by Andy Grossman, Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations/Communications. Assistance provided by Mark Wallington, Mark Wasik, Bryan Haines, Jeff Seals and Rosa Guzman of the UNLV Media Relations. Additional assistance provided by Paul Palmer, UNLV Graphic Arts Coordinator/UNLV Athletics and Daron Dorsey of the UNLV Golf Office. Principal photography by Steve Spatafore/Sportography. Much gratitude to photographer Ken Gieger for his contributions. Southern Highlands, Shadow Creek and Wynn Las Vegas photography by Jon and Jeannine Henebry. Palmer Cup photos by Sally J. Sportsman. Additional photos by Trevor Brown, Jr./NCAA Photos, Anne Calvert, Darren Carroll, Kevin Force, Dale Garvey/Washington Athletic Communications, Andy Grossman, Geri Kodey and Aaron Mayes and Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services, Brian Tirpak, Mark Wallington and Jaren Wilkey. Graphics and cover design by Paul Palmer and Andy Grossman. Special thanks to MHJN/ LU. Printed by Environmental Ink, Las Vegas, Nev. Additional thanks to Shelley Caiazzo at Southern Highlands Golf Club and the public relations departments at MGM MIRAGE and Wynn Las Vegas.


Media Services INTERVIEWS

All requests to cover the UNLV golf team or interview players or coaches should be directed to the UNLV Athletics Media Relations Department. Please contact Andy Grossman, Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations/ Communications, at least 24 hours in advance. Requests can be made by calling (702) 895-3995 or emailing andy.grossman@unlv.edu.

RESULTS

Daily results from every tournament the Rebels play in will be distributed to the media via email along with a short recap. The same information will be posted on the official athletics site, UNLVRebels.com. To be added to the email list, please contact the Media Relations Department. UNLV will also furnish complete scoring results from the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship to the media and each participating school.

ANDY GROSSMAN Asst. AD for Media Relations/ Communications Arizona ‘96 (M. Basketball, M. Golf)

MARK WALLINGTON Director of Media Relations Florida ’93 (Football, Tennis)

MARK WASIK Asst. Media Relations Dir. Florida State ‘97 (Soccer, W. Basketball, Swimming)

BRYAN HAINES Asst. Media Relations Dir. Montana ‘03 (M. Basketball Asst., Football Asst., Baseball, Track, W. Golf)

JEFF SEALS Media Relations Assistant Oklahoma ‘99 (Volleyball, Softball)

ROSA GUZMAN Management Assistant Sports Information

INTERNET

Information for all 17 intercollegiate sports at UNLV can be found on the internet at UNLVRebels.com, including player biographies, complete results from every competition and season statistics.

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Coach Knight is interviewed by Kelly Tilghman of The Golf Channel (above), by Ron Balicki from Golfweek Magazine (right) and by a reporter at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship in Las Vegas (left). Being interviewed below is Brett Kanda.


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2009-10 Rebels Playing for national titles. That is, and has been for quite some time, the goal of the UNLV men's golf program under head coach Dwaine Knight, who is in his 23rd year at the helm of the program. Under his watch, the Rebels have captured a team national title, two individual national championships and four NCAA Regional team titles. The perennial power has been so successful through the years that is has become expected with each and every season that the team will compete for the national crown. With those expectations in place, there has been disappointment the last few years in not advancing past the NCAA Regional and on to the national finals. "That’s our goal," says Knight. "We want to play for national titles and the only way you can do that is to be at the national finals." The 2009-10 squad appears to have been constructed in a way that makes accomplishing the task of returning to the national championship attainable. "It has been a while since our team has had the ability to have all five players competing for an individual championship on any given week and this year I think we will have that. Our depth is better than it was last year and our young guys have the potential to play at a very high level. We will have some push behind them in our qualifying tournaments and I am looking for those to be very competitive again, which is something that has always been a hallmark of our team." In 2008-09, the team captured two team titles and finished in the top five in six other events, which earned the program its NCAA-record 21st consecutive NCAA Regional invitation. Unfortunately though, the NCAA's Austin Regional was where the season would end as UNLV finished seventh out of 13 teams in Texas. "We were in great position last year at the regional with nine holes to go, but we didn’t get it done," Knight says "I think we have a little more depth this year and if we can qualify for a regional, I think we will have a good shot at getting back into the finals. That is our focus." Being so close to a goal and not quite getting there has a way to motivate a team to work that much harder and focus that much better the following season. "These guys are hungry to get back there," says Knight. "We feel it would be a huge jump for us to get back in the national finals." What may be different about the 2009-10 edition of the Rebel golf team is the young nucleous of players that have the ability to play at a high level over the length of the season.

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"It is exciting to see our younger players being able to contribute so much to the team," says Knight. "If the veteran guys come on as they are capable of doing, that is when you could have a special season." Also new to the team this season is first-year assistant coach Daron Dorsey, who played for Coach Knight from 1994-98.

Returnees

Two of the veterans that Coach Knight speaks of are seniors Eddie Olson and Brett Kanda. Olson, from Aptos, Calif., was named an honorable mention All-American last season, which marked the 20th time in the last 21 years that a Rebel player earned All-America honors. He led the team in scoring average with 71.60 per round, which was also No. 1 in the Mountain West Conference. Olson recorded five top-five finishes and turned in 19 subpar rounds out of 35 total. The 2008 MWC individual champion, recorded four top-five finishes last season, including a tie for first at the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Olson was also one of two Rebel players named All-MWC last season, which marked his second time on the all-conference squad. "Eddie is such a quality player," Knight says. "His biggest issue this season will be his confidence. The key to his year will be to get a couple of good rounds under his belt and then hopefully take off from there." Kanda, from La Crescenta, Calif., led the team last year in rounds played

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with 36 and he recorded a scoring average of 73.08. He had four top-20 finishes, including two top-10s and a top-five. He had six rounds at even par and 11 under par. Kanda's best finish of the year was fourth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship. Kanda was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon AllAmerica Scholar at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season and was also an Academic All-MWC team member. "Brett really has the fundamentals to be a tour player," says Knight. "I have always felt that. I don’t think he has reached his goals here and has been under the radar as far as achievements go. He is a great ball striker and his short game has improved greatly. It would be wonderful to see him reach his potential. He is a good student and is good at everything, but he just hasn't quite put it all together yet." Also returning from last year are sophomores Derek Ernst, from Clovis, Calif., and Colby Smith, from Auburn, Calif., junior Jeremiah Wooding, from Riverside, Calif., and senior Johnny Pinjuv, from Las Vegas, Nev. As freshmen last year, Ernst and Smith played in nearly every tournament for UNLV and are at the heart of the Rebels' young nucleous. An All-MWC team member, Ernst played in 33 rounds for the Rebels and ranked second on the team in scoring average with 72.55. He placed in the top 20 in seven events, including three top-10 finishes and two top fives. His best finish was a tie for fourth place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. Ernst recorded 11 rounds of sub-par golf and three more at even par. "Derek has really become one of the better players in the country," says Knight. "He is a two-

2009-10 Roster

NAME Jordan Epstein Derek Ernst Brett Kanda Max Kraemer Karsten Majors Eddie Olson Kevin Penner Johnny Pinjuv Colby Smith Jeremiah Wooding

HGT 5-10 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-9 5-9 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-2

YR-EXP Fr.-HS So.-1L Sr.-RS-3L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Sr.-MH-3L Fr.-HS Sr.-RS-3L So.-1L Jr.-RS-2L

HOMETOWN / PREVIOUS SCHOOL Carlsbad, Calif. / La Costa Canyon HS Clovis, Calif. / Clovis East HS La Crescenta, Calif. / Flintridge Prep. Aldorf, Germany / Limes-Gymnasium Tulsa, Okla. / Bixby HS Aptos, Calif. / Aptos HS Sammamish, Wash. / Eastlake HS Las Vegas, Nev. / USC Auburn, Calif. / Colfax HS Riverside, Calif. / Poly HS

Head Coach: Asst Coach:

Dwaine Knight (New Mexico ‘69, 23rd season) Daron Dorsey (UNLV ‘98 & '01, 1st season)


Season Outlook Newcomers

The 2009-10 UNLV men's golf team: (back row left to right): Head Coach Dwaine Knight, Max Kraemer, Karsten Majors, Jordan Epstein, Derek Ernst, Eddie Olson, Mental Training Consultant Mark Guadagnoli, Assistant Coach Daron Dorsey. (Front row left to right): Kevin Penner, Connor Green, Johnny Pinjuv, Brett Kanda, Colby Smith, Jeremiah Wooding. time player of the year in Northern California and we are starting to see that potential. He has a good pedigree for the game and he is really starting to live up to that and he is very comfortable with it. I think he can be a tremendous player." Smith also played in 33 rounds for the Rebels last year. He finished in the top 20 in three events and was in the top 10 once. His best finish of the year was a tie for ninth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship in Las Vegas in March. Smith had 10 total rounds of par or better golf, with five at even par and five under par. Smith also earned Academic All-MWC honors and was named a MWC Scholar-Athlete. "Colby is one of the strongest players I think we have ever had from a physical standpoint," Knight says. "His club head speed is almost off the charts. The challenge for us with him is to bring the control factor into play where he can use his strength to his advantage. "He has really improved his short game quite a bit since he has been here. He has a lot of courage for the game and is not afraid to attack the course. Some of our finest players have had that same mentality." Wooding is a player with a lot of talent,

but not as many rounds behind him. Last year he played in 15 rounds, recording one top-10 finish when he tied for ninth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship. He played three rounds under par last season and an additional round at even par. "Jeremiah has a great swing and great fundamentals," Knight says. "But he doesn't have the experience like a lot of the players he is playing against do. If he can work through our qualifying system and get some confidence and consistency, he could be a big surprise. He could be a player that really could add a lot to our program as we go through the year." Pinjuv is the final returning player from a year ago. He played in just six rounds last year, but was named a MWC Scholar-Athlete. "Johnny is finishing up his degree this year," Knight says. "He has added a lot to our program. He finished in the top one percent in his LSAT for law school which is really an incredible feat and he will be able to go virtually anywhere in the country to pursue a career in law."

UNLV has four new players on the 2009-10 roster in freshmen Jordan Epstein, Max Kraemer, Karsten Majors and Kevin Penner. Epstein, who is from Carlsbad, Calif., was selected as CIF captain for the San Diego Section as a senior and was selected to play on two international teams that represented the United States in China and Australia. He was also named a Future Collegiate World Tour All-American in 2009. "Jordan played a lot of good junior golf in the San Diego area," Knight says. "Although he doesn’t have the same level of experience that some of our other freshmen have coming in, he is a big, strong player and has the ability to shoot low scores. As a freshman, he will need to focus on balancing school and golf so that he can do well in all areas." Kraemer, who is from Aldorf, Germany, was his state's junior champion in 2004, 2006 and 2008, was on the junior national championship squad from 2007-09 and won the junior national championship in 2008. He also finished second in the junior British Open in 2006. "Max is one of the few juniors that has ever played on the German National Team, which usually only takes older amateur players," says Knight. "He has had great experience and has trained with the national team in Spain in the offseason, where he has been around the great players from Germany that play on the European Tour. He has a solid background and is very strong and long. He will add a lot to our team." Majors, who is from Tulsa, Okla., won seven events, including conference, regionals and state with an average of 71.5 as a senior. He also won the 2007 Red River Shootout and was the state's high school runner-up that same year. "Karsten has developed a good resume in the Oklahoma area," Knight says. "He really needs to concentrate on developing physically, but he is a guy that will help us down the line. It wouldn't surprise me to see him step up right away, but his best golf is in front of him." The final newcomer is Penner, who is from Sammamish, Wash. He was the state high school champion in 2007 and 2009 and was the 2008 WJGA Player of the Year. He was also named to the Hogan Cup team in 2006 and 2007 and played in the 2008 USGA Junior Amateur National Championship where he finished 18th out of 154 golfers. "Kevin is a nice addition to our program," Knight said. "He has come to us with good credentials and will add quite a bit to the depth of our team. He will figure into our plans rather prominently."

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2008-09 Notebook 2008-09 POSTSEASON recap

The UNLV men’s golf team made its NCAA-record 21st straight appearance at an NCAA Regional and its first appearance in the Austin Regional (new format) in May. The Rebels, who entered the NCAA Regional as the nation's 21st-ranked squad, were seeded fifth in the 13-team field and finished seventh at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas. The Rebels failed to advance to the NCAA Championship and marked just the fifth time in the last 21 years that UNLV missed the national finals. Earlier in the month, the Rebels finished third out of nine teams at the Mountain West Conference Championship at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. Ji Moon finished second individually for the Rebels, four shots back. Derek Ernst (tied for 13th), Eddie Olson (tied for 13th) and Colby Smith (tied for 20th) also finished in the top 20 at the league championship.

HEAD COACH DWAINE KNIGHT

UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight finished his 22nd year at the helm of the Rebel program in 2008-09. During his tenure, UNLV has been a perennial power with six league championships and 16 NCAA Championship appearances. His 1998 squad won the national championship. He has also tutored two individual national champions (Warren Schutte, 1991; Ryan Moore, 2004). Knight was the only mentor to twice claim GCAA National Coach of the Year honors in the 1990s (1991 and 1998) and he has produced an amazing 38 AllAmericans, while guiding nine different players to the PGA Tour from UNLV.

Olson an all-american

UNLV junior Eddie Olson earned 2009 honorable mention AllAmerica honors. With the honor, UNLV has had a player earn All-America recognition in 20 of the last 21 years. Olson was also named to the PING AllWest Region squad. Olson led the Rebels in scoring average in 2008-09 with 71.60 per round. He recorded four top-five finishes and turned in 19 sub-par rounds (out of 35 total). His best finish of the season was a tie for first at the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., in September.

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ALL-mwc

Two Rebels were named to the 2009 All-Mountain West Conference team at the conclusion of the MWC Championship in May. Junior Eddie Olson and freshman Derek Ernst were both named to the 10-person squad. Olson became a two-time allconference player, while it was a first for Ernst.

olson wins second career title

In September, junior Eddie Olson won his second career individual title, when he led the Rebels to the team title at the William H. Tucker Invitational. It was the first of two team titles for UNLV during the season and the first individual crown for Olson since winning the 2008 Mountain West Conference championship. Olson led the Rebels in 2008-09 with four top-five finishes, including a tie for second at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, third at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational and fifth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship.

kanda named All-america scholar

Junior Brett Kanda was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for 2008-09, which are announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). A total of 108 players earned the honor in Division I and to be eligible, student-athletes must have been a junior or senior academically during the 2008-09 season, have competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participated in 70 percent of their team's competitive rounds or competed in the NCAA Championships, had a stroke average under 76.0 and maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college of university. Kanda was also included on the Spring 2009 Academic All-Conference squad, which marked his third consecutive year earning the award. Kanda led the Rebels in 2008-09 in rounds played with 36 and recorded a scoring average of 73.08. He recorded four top-20 finishes, including two top-10s and a top-five. He had six rounds at even par and 11 under par. His best finish of the year was fourth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship.

2008-09 HEAD-TO-HEAD

Air Force. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0-0 Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2-0 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3-0 Arizona State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 Auburn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2-0 Ball State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2-0 BYU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1-0 Cal Poly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Cal State Northridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0-0 Campbell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Charlotte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Coastal Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Colorado-Colorado Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Colorado State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3-0 College of Charleston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Denver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2-0 East Tennessee State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0-1 Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 Fresno State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Georgia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Georgia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0-0 Hawaii-Hilo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Kent State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Lamar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Long Beach State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0-0 Louisiana Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Memphis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Mississippi State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 Nevada, Reno. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3-0 New Mexico State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0-0 North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 North Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Northern Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Northern Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Ohio State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 Oklahoma State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Oregon State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Pacific. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Pepperdine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2-0 Point Loma Nazarene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 Sacramento State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Saint Mary’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Samford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 San Diego. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4-0 San Jose State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Santa Clara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 SMU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3-0 Southern Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Stanford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 TCU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4-0 Tennessee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3-0 Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2-0 Texas State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Texas Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2-0 Texas-Arlington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-1 Texas-San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Tulsa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0-0 UAB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 UC Irvine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 UC Santa Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 UCLA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 UNC-Wilmington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 USC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0-0 Utah State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Utah Valley State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 UTEP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0-0 Virginia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Washington State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Weber State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0-0


2008-09 Notebook rebels win two team titles

UNLV played in 12 tournaments as a team in 200809 and won two of them (the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., in September, and the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship in Las Vegas in March), and recorded a total of eight topfive finishes. UNLV’s top individual finish of the season was turned in by Eddie Olson, who tied for first at the Tucker Invitational. Olson also tied for second at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala., in October, while Ji Moon finished second at the Mountain West Conference Championship in Tucson, Ariz. Olson led the team in stroke average with 71.60 per round, while Derek Ernst was second with 72.55. Brett Kanda was third at 73.08, while Ji Moon came in at 73.24. Colby Smith was fifh on the team with 74.21. Kanda led the team in rounds played with 36, while Olson played 35. Olson was first on the team in rounds under par (19) and par or better (20). Ernst and Kanda each turned in 11 rounds of under-par golf, while Kanda had six rounds at even-par and Ernst had three.

academic all-conference

The UNLV men's golf team had two student-athletes earn Spring 2009 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors and also had two MWC ScholarAthletes. Junior Brett Kanda (3.27 cumulative grade point average in journalism & media studies) and freshman Colby Smith (3.63 in finance) were the two that earned Academic All-MWC recognition. Kanda was selected for a third straight time, while Smith was on the list for the first time. To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-MWC team, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the school while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their team. Kanda led the team during the 2008-09 season in rounds played with 36 and recorded a scoring average of 73.08. He recorded four top-20 finishes, including two top-10s and a top-five. He had six rounds at even par and 11 under par. Smith played in 33 rounds and had a scoring average of 74.21. He recorded three top-20 finishes, including one top-10. He shot five rounds at even par and five at under par. Junior Johnny Pinjuv (3.93 in accounting) and Smith were also named MWC Scholar-Athletes. Pinjuv was named as a scholarathlete for the third time, while it was also the first time Smith has earned the scholar-athlete award. Pinjuv played in six rounds during 2008-09.

MWC GOLFER OF THE MONTH

Eddie Olson earned the MWC Golfer of the Month award for September. Olson, an Aptos, Calif., native, opened the 2008-09 season guiding UNLV to a second-place finish at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. He claimed third overall out of 96 golfers and was under par all three rounds after carding a 7-under 209 (69-71-69) on the par 72, 7,301yard Eisenhower Blue Course. At the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., the 2008 MWC individual champion earned co-medalist honors and led the Rebels to the team title with a 5-under 211 (67-74-70) on the par 72, 7,403-yard Championship Course. Olson shot three of six rounds in September in the 60s, and five of six rounds under par. For the season, Olson led the MWC in scoring average with 71.60. The golfer of the month award was Olson’s first of his career.

national team of the week

UNLV earned Golfweek’s National Team of the Week honor twice during the season. The first honor came after the Rebels won the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., in September. UNLV entered the final round of the tournament trailing host New Mexico by five shots. UNLV, led by co-medalist Eddie Olson’s 2-under 70, posted a finalround-best 5-under 283 and won the event by 11 shots. It was the Rebels’ first win of the year in just their second tournament. The second national team of the week honor came after UNLV’s remarkable comeback to win the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship in Las Vegas in March. The Rebels rallied from a 12-stroke deficit on the final day to earn the team title. UNLV shot a final-roundlow 6-under-par 282 and won its second straight team title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship and fourth in the last five years. The Rebels finished the tournament with a 54-hole total of 9-under 855, one shot better than Oklahoma State, which was ranked No. 3 at the time. The comeback was reminiscent of UNLV charging back from 12 strokes down to win the Golf Digest Collegiate in Houston back in 1996, and like this

year, it was Oklahoma State which carried the big lead that the Rebels were able to overcome. The win marked the second team title of the season for UNLV and was its eighth Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship title in the last 15 years.

2009 hogan award watch list

UNLV junior Eddie Olson was included on the Ben Hogan Award watch list, which was announced in February The most prestigious award in men’s college golf, The Hogan is presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or junior college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the previous 12 months.

han turned pro

Seung-Su Han, who was a senior on the UNLV men’s golf team, passed the second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School in November, which earned him conditional status on the Nationwide Tour. Han, who in 2007 became the first college golfer to ever advance to the Q-School finals, decided to not turn professional and returned to UNLV. In 2008, however, Han decided to accept the status and turn pro. At the conclusion of the 2007-08 season, Han was named to the PING All-Pacific Region team for the second straight year and was one of three Rebels selected AllMountain West Conference, marking his third selection on the all-conference squad. He was named the 2007-08 team MVP and led the MWC in scoring average with 71.33, which ranked as the fifth-best seasonal average in UNLV men’s golf history. Han competed in three tournaments during 2008-09 for UNLV and recorded one top-10 finish.

knight honored

UNLV men’s golf head coach Dwaine Knight was recognized as an award winner at the Southern Nevada Chapter’s PGA Annual Dinner in January. Knight earned the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award, which is one of the highest honors the Association can bestow. In October, Knight was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame.

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2008-09 Tournament Scorecard GENE MIRANDA FALCON INVITATIONAL Eisenhower Golf Club - Blue Course, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 6-7 17 Teams, 96 Individuals Colorado State: 276-284-277—837 (-27) Bryce Hanstad, Colorado State: 70-68-67—205 (-11) 2nd 3rd 8th T9th T12th T34th T39th

UNLV Eddie Olson Brett Kanda Ji Moon Seung-su Han Jeremiah Wooding* Colby Smith

276-284-288—848 (-16) 69-71-69—209 (-7) 65-77-72—214 (-2) 69-71-75—215 (-1) 75-70-72—217 (+1) 69-77-75—221 (+5) 73-72-77—222 (+6)

WILLIAM H. TUCKER INVITATIONAL Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 26-27 16 Teams, 92 Individuals UNLV: 277-292-283—852 (-12) Eddie Olson, UNLV: 67-74-70—211 (-5) Derek Tolan, Colorado: 71-68-72—211 (-5) 1st T1st T5th 10th T11th T16th T52nd

UNLV Eddie Olson Derek Ernst Seung-su Han Brett Kanda Ji Moon Jeremiah Wooding*

277-292-283—852 (-12) 67-74-70—211 (-5) 71-72-71—214 (-2) 70-75-71—216 (E) 74-72-71—217 (+1) 69-74-77—220 (+4) 80-76-72—228 (+12)

JERRY PATE NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE Old Overton Club - Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 13-14 12 Teams, 60 Individuals Alabama: 278-271-281—830 (-10) Kelly Kraft, SMU: 67-68-69—204 (-6) 5th T2nd T4th T28th T39th 58th

UNLV Eddie Olson Derek Ernst Brett Kanda Seung-su Han Colby Smith

282-276-283—841 (+1) 66-70-69—205 (-5) 69-70-67—206 (-4) 72-65-77—214 (+4) 76-71-70—217 (+7) 75-78-77—230 (+20)

TURTLE BAY INTERCOLLEGIATE Turtle Bay Resort Golf Course - Kahuku, Hawaii, Nov. 10-12 19 Teams, 106 Individuals Texas: 280-290-273—843 (-21) Vaughn Snyder, Ohio State: 67-71-67—205 (-11) T3rd T10th T18th T34th T42nd T42nd T49th

UNLV Eddie Olson Derek Ernst Brett Kanda Colby Smith Ji Moon* Jeremiah Wooding

ARIZONA INTERCOLLEGIATE Arizona National Golf Club - Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 2-3 17 Teams, 92 Individuals Pepperdine: 286-279-290—855 (+3) Chris Paisley, Tennessee: 68-66-67—201 (-12) T4th T9th T15th T15th T44th T51st

UNLV Derek Ernst Ji Moon Colby Smith Eddie Olson Brett Kanda

291-281-294—866 (+14) 75-70-68—213 (E) 70-71-75—216 (+3) 71-70-75—216 (+3) 75-70-79—224 (+11) 76-73-76—225 (+12)

JOHN BURNS INTERCOLLEGIATE Leilehua Golf Course - Wahiawa, Hawaii, Feb. 18-20 17 Teams, 96 Individuals Texas A&M: 286-278-272—836 (-28) James Erkenbeck: 69-71-65—205 (-11) 12th T16th T46th T53rd T64th T83rd 94th

UNLV Eddie Olson Brett Kanda Derek Ernst Ji Moon Colby Smith Johnny Pinjuv*

287-288-289—864 (E) 71-67-73—211 (-5) 71-73-73—217 (+1) 72-74-73—219 (+3) 77-74-70—221 (+5) 73-78-78—229 (+13) 83-74-80—237 (+21)

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP Southern Highlands Golf Club - Las Vegas, Nev., March 13-15 15 Teams, 80 Individuals UNLV: 285-288-282—855 (-9) Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech: 67-70-68—205 (-11) 1st 4th 5th T9th T9th T14th T19th 80th

UNLV Brett Kanda Eddie Olson Colby Smith Jeremiah Wooding* Derek Ernst Ji Moon Johnny Pinjuv*

285-288-282—855 (-9) 72-71-69—212 (-4) 73-71-69—213 (-3) 67-73-77—217 (+1) 73-68-76—217 (+1) 73-73-73—219 (+3) 74-76-71—221 (+5) 92-82-90—264 (+48)

MORRIS WILLIAMS INTERCOLLEGIATE The University of Texas Golf Club - Austin, Texas, March 30-31 18 Teams, 96 Individuals Oklahoma State: 285-284-294—863 (+11) Moran Hoffmann, Oklahoma State: 72-70-70—212 (-1) Tom Glissmeyer, USC: 69-70-73—212 (-1) 12th T42nd T47th T47th T58th T71st

4th T8th T14th T18th T29th T73rd WD

UNLV Ji Moon Brett Kanda Derek Ernst Colby Smith Jeremiah Wooding* Eddie Olson

286-277-300—863 (-1) 75-67-72—214 (-2) 73-70-74—217 (+1) 73-70-75—218 (+2) 72-70-79—221 (+5) 79-79-74—232 (+16) 68-73-WD—WD

303-304-312—919 (+67) 74-80-77—231 (+18) 75-78-79—232 (+19) 75-76-81—232 (+19) 79-70-85—234 (+21) 79-82-75—236 (+23)

ASU THUNDERBIRD INVITATIONAL Karsten Golf Course - Tempe, Ariz., April 10-11 17 Teams, 96 Individuals Arizona State: 272-287-279—838 (-14) Stephan Gross, Arizona State: 69-70-71—210 (-3) Steve Saunders, New Mexico: 69-73-68—210 (-3) 11th T9th T23rd T53rd T67th T91st

UNLV Eddie Olson Brett Kanda Derek Ernst Colby Smith Ji Moon

295-294-280—869 (+17) 68-75-70—213 (E) 79-69-67—215 (+2) 73-75-72—220 (+7) 76-75-71—222 (+9) 78-78-75—231 (+18)

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERNCE CHAMPIONSHIP Omni Tucson National Golf Club - Tucson, Ariz., April 30 - May 2 Nine Teams, 45 Individuals TCU: 276-280-288—844 (-8) San Diego State: 283-280-281—844 (-8) Steve Saunders, New Mexico: 69-64-71—204 (-9) 3rd 2nd T13th T13th T20th T24th

UNLV Ji Moon Derek Ernst Eddie Olson Colby Smith Brett Kanda

289-271-285—845 (-7) 68-67-73—208 (-5) 73-68-73—214 (+1) 73-65-76—214 (+1) 75-73-68—216 (+3) 75-71-71—217 (+4)

NCAA REGIONAL The University of Texas Golf Club - Austin, Texas, May 14-16 13 Teams, 75 Individuals Florida: 293-287-294—874 (+22) Lance Lopez, Texas: 68-69-72—209 (-4)

NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT Omni Tucson National Golf Club - Tucson, Ariz., March 22-23 15 Teams, 85 Individuals New Mexico: 280-280-290—850 (-14) Nick Geyer, New Mexico: 66-71-70—207 (-9)

281-287-282—850 (-14) 67-73-71—211 (-5) 71-71-71—213 (-3) 72-69-75—216 (E) 71-75-72—218 (+2) 75-76-67—218 (+2) 77-74-68—219 (+3)

UNLV Derek Ernst Colby Smith Ji Moon Brett Kanda Eddie Olson

7th 9th T12th T37th T41st T56th

UNLV Eddie Olson Ji Moon Colby Smith Derek Ernst Brett Kanda

296-289-307—892 (+40) 72-69-77—218 (+5) 74-72-75—221 (+8) 73-75-78—226 (+13) 77-73-77—227 (+14) 79-75-79—233 (+20)

* Competed as an individual

2008-09 Individual Statistics

NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS . . . . . . . . . . STR . . . . . . . . . . . . . AVG . . . . . . . . . . . . TOP-20 . . . . . . . . TOP-10 . . . . . . . . .TOP-5 . . . . . . . . . PAR . . . . . . . . SUB Eddie Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . . . . . . . . 2506 . . . . . . . . . . . 71.60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 19 Derek Ernst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . . . 2394 . . . . . . . . . . . 72.55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . 11 Brett Kanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . . 2631 . . . . . . . . . . . 73.08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ji Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . . . 2417 . . . . . . . . . . . 73.24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 10 Colby Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . . . 2449 . . . . . . . . . . . 74.21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jeremiah Wooding . . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . . . . 1117 . . . . . . . . . . . 74.47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 3 Less than 10 rounds played Seung-su Han . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . 650 . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 3 Johnny Pinjuv . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . 501 . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . 0 TEAM TOTALS . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . 10,364 . . . . . . . . . . . 287.89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . 16

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2009-10 Schedule william h. tucker invitational Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2008 Medalist: 2008 Champion:

September 11-12, 2009 University of New Mexico Championship Course Albuquerque, N.M. 7,562 Yards, Par 72 (505) 898-7001 Dave Lepre (505) 925-5520 (505) 925-5529 davelepre2@unm.edu golobos.com Eddie Olson, UNLV (67-74-70—211; -5) Derek Tolan, Colorado (71-68-72 —211; -5) UNLV (277-292-283—852; -12)

championship course

gene miranda falcon invitational Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2008 Medalist: 2008 Champion:

September 19-20, 2009 Air Force Academy Eisenhower Golf Club Colorado Springs, Colo. 7,301 Yards, Par 72 (719) 333-2606 Melissa McKeown (719) 333-4263 (719) 333-3798 melissa.mckeown@usafa.edu goairforcefalcons.com Bryce Hanstad, Colorado State (70-68-67—205, -11) Colorado State (276-284-277—837; -27)

Eisenhower golf club

ping/golfweek preview Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2008 Medalist: 2008 Champion:

September 28-29, 2009 University of Washington Gold Mountain Golf Club - Olympic Course Bremerton, Wash. 7,061 Yards, Par 72 (360) 415-5432 Brian Tom (206) 543-2230 (206) 543-4668 briantom.uw.edu gohuskies.com Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma St. (69-66-72—207; -6) Robin Wingardh, Tennessee (69-67-71—207; -6) Oklahoma State (282-277-284—843; -9)

Gold Mountain Golf Club

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2009-10 Schedule JERRY PATE NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE

old overton club

Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2008 Medalist: 2008 Champion:

October 12-13, 2009 University of Alabama Old Overton Club Birmingham, Ala. 7,204 Yards, Par 70 (205) 967-4283 Becky Hopf (205) 348-6084 (205) 348-8841 bhopf@ia.ua.edu rolltide.com Kelly Kraft (67-68-69—204; -6) Alabama (278-271-281—830; -10)

herb wimberly intercollegiate Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2008 Medalist: 2008 Champion:

October 26-27, 2009 New Mexico State University NMSU Golf Course Las Cruces, N.M. 7,074 Yards, Par 71 (575) 646-3219 Tyler Dunkel (575) 646-2927 (575) 646-2425 tydunkel@nmsu.edu nmstatesports.com Travis Reid, New Mexico State (72-70-66—208; -5) New Mexico State (296-291-274—861; +9)

NMSU Golf Course

ping arizona intercollegiate

arizona national golf club

Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2009 Medalist: 2009 Champion:

February 1-2, 2010 University of Arizona Arizona National Golf Club Tucson, Ariz. 6,900 Yards, Par 71 (520) 749-3519 ext. 401 Richard Paige (520) 621-0916 (520) 621-2681 rpaige@email.arizona.edu arizonaathletics.com Chris Paisley, Tennessee (68-66-67—201; -12) Pepperdine (286-279-290—855; -+3)

john burns intercollegiate Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2009 Medalist: 2009 Champion:

February 17-19, 2010 University of Hawaii Leilehua Golf Course Wahiawa, Hawaii 6,918 Yards, Par 72 (808) 655-4653 Derek Inouchi (808) 956-7523 (808) 956-4470 inouchi@hawaii.edu hawaiiathletics.com James Erkenbeck, New Mexico (69-71-65—205; -11) Texas A&M (286-278-272—836; -28) leilehua golf course

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2009-10 Schedule 2010 southern highlands collegiate CHAMPIONSHIP

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS GOLF CLUB

Southern Highlands Golf Club, March 12-14, 2010 Par 72, 7,510 Yards

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Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UNLV, USC

or the 35th time, many of the nation's top collegiate programs will showcase their talent at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship. Hosted by UNLV and the Las Vegas Founders, this prestigious men's golf event annually lures the country's best to compete in the desert. In fact, from 2004-06, the event was ranked as the No. 1 tournament in all of collegiate golf in strength of schedule by Golfweek. Established in 1974, the tournament has undergone various format changes, promoted a half-dozen sponsors and survived a two-year hiatus in its 37-year history. It began as the Rebel Collegiate Golf Classic, a small, six-team, 36-hole fall event for Division I programs in the West. To efficiently utilize resources, play was split between the Dunes Country Club and Las Vegas Country Club, and no practice rounds were permitted on either course. Arizona State defeated BYU by a single stroke, and the Rebels finished fourth overall in year one. Since then, the tournament has gone through a myriad of changes. A third round was added in 1975, but counted the lowest five scores of a six-man squad. By 1984, a standard 4-of-5 scoring system was introduced. And it wasn't until 1988 that newly hired head coach Dwaine Knight was able to secure Desert Inn Country Club to host all three rounds, eliminating the rotating course format. The tournament was abandoned in 1996 before UNLV and Golf Digest resurrected it the following season. Moving play to the spring portion of the schedule, the Golf Digest Collegiate Invitational featured one of the richest fields to play in Las Vegas. In 2002, the tournament became known as the Toyota Men’s Collegiate and was played at the Rebels' home course, Southern Highlands Golf Club. Now the tournament is known simply as the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship and will play the sixth straight season as such. The SHCC wouldn't be possible without the help of Garry Goett, President of Southern Highlands Golf Club, and the Rebel golf program is very appreciative of all of his efforts. Despite its frequent facelifts, the tourney consistently features the nation's top young golf talent. Jay Don Blake, Stewart Cink, David Duval, Ed Fryatt, David Gossett, Billy Mayfair, Ryan Moore, Phil Mickelson and Camilo Villegas are all former winners that have gone on to PGA Tour success. Other PGA veterans on the tournament's list of "alumni" are Rich Beem, Robert Gamez, Bob May, Paul Stankowski and Scott Verplank along with former Rebels Chad Campbell, Chris Riley, Adam Scott, Skip Kendall, Jeremy Anderson, Ed Fryatt and Charley Hoffman. The individual medalist trophy was named the Jimmy Pettyjohn Trophy in 2006, in memory of the former Rebel Golf Foundation Board member. Arizona State owns the tourney record with nine titles. UNLV has won its home event eight times - three straight wins from 1993-95 and in 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

The Desert Inn Country Club served as a long-time home for the Rebel Classic.

Once again, picturesque Southern Highlands Golf Club will serve as the host course, as it has since 2002. The Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship has been ranked No. 1 in strength of schedule several times by Golfweek.

Past Champions

YEAR CHAMPION 1974 Arizona State 1975 Arizona State 1976 Brigham Young 1977 Brigham Young 1978 Arizona State 1979 Brigham Young 1980 Brigham Young 1981 Long Beach State 1982 Brigham Young 1983 Weber State 1984 Oklahoma State 1985 Oklahoma State 1986 Arizona 1987 Arizona State 1988 Oklahoma State 1989 Arizona State 1990 Arizona State 1991 Arizona State 1992 Florida 1993 UNLV 1994 UNLV 1995 UNLV* 1998 Virginia 1999 UNLV 2000 Arizona State* 2001 Georgia Tech 2002 Georgia Tech 2003 Oklahoma State 2004 Arizona State 2005 UNLV 2006 UNLV 2007 UCLA 2008 UNLV 2009 UNLV * Playoff Winner

MEDALIST Jeff Thomsen, Arizona State Jeff Thomsen, Arizona State Pat McGowan, Brigham Young Stan Souza, Brigham Young Jay Don Blake, Utah State Nathaniel Crosby, Miami Matt Plumie, Nevada-Reno Mike Miles, Long Beach State Rick Gibson, Brigham Young Scott Geroux, Weber State Doug Wherry, Texas-El Paso John O’Neill, Oklahoma State* Grant Waite, Oklahoma Billy Mayfair, Arizona State Kevin Wentworth, Oklahoma State Phil Mickelson, Arizona State Brett Dean, Arizona State Brett Dean, Arizona State Phil Mickelson, Arizona State Stewart Cink, Georgia Tech David Duval, Georgia Tech Ed Fryatt, UNLV Anthony Rodriguez, Texas A&M Ted Oh, UNLV James Driscoll, Virginia David Gossett, Texas D.J. Trahan, Clemson* Jeff Quinney, Arizona State Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech Camilo Villegas, Florida Ryan Moore, UNLV Camilo Villegas, Florida Daniel Im, UCLA* Matt Kinsinger, UNLV Lucas Lee, UCLA Rory Hie, USC* Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech

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2009-10 Schedule callaway golf collegiate match play championship Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2009 Qualifier: 2009 Champion:

March 21-23, 2010 University of Arizona Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Tucson, Ariz. 7,849 Yards, Par 72 (520) 572-3000 Richard Paige (520) 621-0916 (520) 621-2681 rpaige@email.arizona.edu arizonaathletics.com David Erdy, Indiana (72-65—137; -7) Middle Tennessee State

karsten golf course

ritz-carlton dove mountain

ASU thunderbird invitational Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2009 Medalist: 2009 Champion:

ping cougar classic Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2009 Medalist: 2009 Champion:

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April 23-24, 2010 BYU Riverside Country Club Provo, Utah 7,001 Yards, Par 72 (801) 373-8262 Norma Collett (801) 422-8948 (801) 422-0633 norma_collett@byu.edu byucougars.com Matt McArthur, Southern Utah (67-66-72—205; -11) BYU (283-276-283—842; -22)

April 2-3, 2010 Arizona State University Karsten Golf Course Tempe, Ariz. 7,037 Yards, Par 71 (480) 965-4053 Doug Tammaro (480) 965-5799 (480) 965-5408 tammaro@asu.edu thesundevils.com Stephan Gross, Arizona State (69-70-71—210; -3) Steve Saunders, New Mexico (69-73-68—210; -3) Arizona State (272-287-279—838; -14)

riverside country club


Postseason 11th annual mountain west conference championship

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPion  TO BE CROWNED in tucson, ariz.

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he 2010 Mountain West Conference Men’s Golf Championship will be held at Omni Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz., for the fourth straight year. All nine schools in the league will be represented at the 54-hole MWC Championship, slated for Thursday, May 6 through Saturday, May 8.

Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV, Utah, Wyoming

Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website:

omni tucson national golf club

May 6-8, 2010 Mountain West Conference Omni Tucson National Golf Club Tucson, Ariz. 7,200 Yards, Par 72 (520) 877-2309 Javan Hedlund (719) 488-4051 (719) 487-7241 jhedlund@themwc.com themwc.com

Mwc Champions YEAR 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

omni tucson national golf club

TEAM UNLV BYU UNLV New Mexico BYU New Mexico New Mexico New Mexico BYU Colorado State TCU

INDIVIDUAL Michael Kirk, UNLV John Lepak, San Diego State Martin Laird, Colorado State Michael Letzig, New Mexico Ryan Moore, UNLV Nick Becker, BYU Jay Choi, New Mexico Robby Ormand, TCU Eddie Olson, UNLV Steve Saunders, New Mexico

REGIONAL SITES

mAY 20-22, 2010 Host: Course: Location:

Georgia Institute of Tech. Capital City Club Alpharetta, Georgia

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University of Notre Dame The Warren Golf Course Notre Dame, Indiana

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San Diego State University Carlton Oaks Golf Course San Diego, California

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Texas A&M University Traditions Club College Station, Texas

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University of Washington Gold Mountain Golf Club Bremerton, Washington

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Yale University The Yale Univ. Golf Course New Haven, Connecticut

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NCAA Championship REBELS SEEK 17th NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE IN 2010

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he yardstick by which success is measured in college golf is undoubtedly the NCAA Championship. While plenty of other tournaments carry prestige and feature luxurious and exclusive courses, the NCAA finals are always the pinnacle of the college golf season. In 2010, UNLV will be seeking its 17th appearance at the national finals. The Rebels have failed to qualify for the national championship playoff just five times since 1989 and hope to make the trip back in 2010. UNLV has enjoyed success at the finals, finishing in the top 10 nine times, including a victory at the 1998 NCAA Championship and a runner-up finish in 1996. Additionally, two UNLV individuals have brought home the national title (Warren Schutte in 1991 and Ryan Moore in 2004). The Rebels will be looking for their second national team title when play begins at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from June 3-6, 2010. A new format was introduced last year. Following 54 holes of stroke play, the individual champion is then crowned. The field is then cut to the low eight teams, which advance to match-play until a team champion emerges. Thirty teams qualify for the NCAA Championship, but instead of coming from three regions likein the past, six sites now host NCAA Regionals.

113th Annual NCAA Championship

Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Phone: Email: Website: 2009 Medalist: 2009 Champion:

the honors course

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June 3-6, 2010 University of Tennessee, Chattanooga The Honors Course Chattanooga, Tenn. 7,070 Yards, Par 72 (423) 238-4272 Jim Horten (423) 425-2350 (423) 425-4610 james-horten@utc.edu gomocs.com Matt Hill, North Carolina State Texas A&M


“He’s done it the right way, by knowing what’s in the best interest of his players. Some coaches tell their kids, ‘I’m not your friend.’ When Dwaine develops a bond with a player, it’s not for four years, it’s for a lifetime.”

--- South Carolina Director of Golf Puggy Blackmon

“I definitely owe all of my golf accomplishments to Coach Knight. As a freshman I wasn’t a very good putter. He taught me putting, and now I’m one of the best putters on the Tour. He taught me a lot about golf and life.”

--- Former UNLV and current PGA Tour player Chris Riley

“The coaches you see out there recruiting at the junior and amateur tournaments in the summer are the ones you can bet will have success. I see Dwaine at those tournaments all the time. He’s definitely one of the best coaches around today.”

--- Arizona State Head Coach Randy Lein

“They’re always the team to beat if you want to win a Mountain West title, and it will always be that way. UNLV will always be one of the elite programs in the country as long as Dwaine’s around.”

--- Brigham Young Head Coach Bruce Brockbank

“He allows players to function on their own. He instills discipline but also lets you find your own path. I wasn’t here to be a pro golfer; I was here to go to college. Now, I’ve graduated from law school.”

--- Former UNLV golfer and current Assistant Coach Daron Dorsey

“As far as his ability to coach is concerned, you need to look no further than his 1998 national championship. He’s in a very elite group that we all aspire to and very few actually achieve. Within 10 years, he went from not contending to winning a national title.”

--- Oklahoma State Director of Athletics and former Head Coach Mike Holder


Coaching Staff

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two-time National Coach of the Year and 2002 GCAA Hall of Fame inductee, Dwaine Knight has been the driving force behind the tremendous success of Rebel Golf since his arrival in Las Vegas in the fall of

1987. Knight, who is in his 23rd season at the helm of the UNLV men’s golf program, has nurtured Rebel golf from near-anonymity to one of the premier programs in the nation. In 1998, he guided the Rebels to their first-ever NCAA crown in Albuquerque, N.M. Knight has taken the Rebels to an unprecedented 16 trips to the national finals and coached them to 12 top-15 finishes over a 15-year span. Under his tutelage, the Rebels earned their first-ever No. 1 ranking in 1993 and following the 1997-98 season, the team finished No. 1 in the nation in all polls. A true teacher of the sport, Knight has tutored 38 All-Americans at UNLV, a National Player of the Year, a National Freshman of the Year, a U.S. Amateur Champion, three U.S. Public Links Champions, three Walker Cup participants and five Palmer Cup representatives. Additionally, two former Rebel golfers have gone on to play for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup. Knight has captured three national titles (one team championship and two individuals), has won six conference championships and has developed 60 all-conference players. Over the last decade, Knight has helped 11 Rebel golfers earn the AllAmerica Scholar award and four have been named Academic All-Americans. "I am very proud of what we have accomplished at UNLV in my time here,"

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Knight said. "I can remember the first time we qualified for nationals (in 1989) and how excited we were just to make it there. Now I feel that we have moved to the next level where our players expect to go to nationals and are ready to compete for the national championship every year. “Winning our three national titles (one team in 1998 and two individuals in 1991 and 2004) has been a dream come true for myself and the school. We felt that as a team we had been a serious contender prior to winning it all, and to get over the top really legitimized our program. Winning those championships is a reflection of the outstanding young men that we have had in our program and all of the hard work and effort they have given through the years, both on and off the golf course." Knight came to UNLV from the University of New Mexico, where he served as the head coach from 1978-87. Eight of his players earned All-American honors and 14 were tabbed All-WAC. He led the Lobos to a league crown in 1979 and a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships that same year. In all, he led New Mexico to eight appearances in the national finals, including two top-10 finishes.

KNIGHT’S COACHING HONORS 2009 -- 2008 -- 2005 -- 2004 -- 2002 -- 1998 – 1998 – 1998 – 1998 – 1997 – 1994 – 1992 – 1991 – 1991 – 1989 – 1981 – 1979 –

So. Nevada Chapter PGA Golf Professional of the Year Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Inductee 1998 National Championship Team Inducted, UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame Golf Coaches Association of America District VIII Coach of the Year Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame Southern Nevada Golf Hall of Fame Inductee Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year Golf Coaches Association of America National Coach of the Year Golf Coaches Association of America District VIII Coach of the Year Golfweek Magazine’s National Coach of the Year Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Captain, United States Palmer Cup Team West Team Coach, NCAA East vs. West All-American Matches United States vs. Japan All-Star Matches Golf Coaches Association of America National Coach of the Year NCAA District VIII Coach of the Year Co-Big West Coach of the Year NCAA District VII Coach of the Year Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year


Dwaine Knight Want to honor Knight? Well, join the club. The only two-time winner in the '90s of the GCAA National Coach of the Year award (1991 and 1998), Knight was also proclaimed Golfweek National Coach of the Year in 1998, earned Coach of the Year honors at the conference level four times (1979, 1989, 1998 and 2002) and at the district tier four times (District VII in 1981, District VIII in 1991, 1998 and 2005). He has been inducted to four Halls of Fame - the GCAA, the Southern Nevada Golf Association, the Southern Nevada Sports and the Las Vegas Golf. In 2008, his 1998 National Champion squad was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame and in 2009 he was named the Southern Nevada Chapter's PGA Golf Professional of the Year. He reached the pinnacle of coaching honors during the summer of 1997 when he was chosen as the United States' captain for the inaugural Palmer Cup. "It was a real honor to be thought of so highly by your peers," Knight said of his selection as captain. "But it's a real reflection on the type of players we've had and the support we've received from the university and the Las Vegas community. That's where the real credit goes." An accomplished golfer in his own right, Knight played four seasons at New Mexico

(1966-69) and played on the 1967 team that won the WAC championship and placed ninth at nationals. Knight then spent five years (1972-77) on the PGA Tour, winning his first tournament -- the Southwest PGA Championship -- as early as his second season. After leaving the tour, Knight replaced Dick McGuire as New Mexico's head coach in 1978. Knight remains a member of the Professional Golfers Association. Knight and his wife Debbie live in Las Vegas and have a daughter, Keely.

Coach Knight and his wife, Debbie.

Captain Knight helped lead the United States Team to a Palmer Cup Victory in 1997.

Serving as caddy for former Rebel great Warren Schutte at the 1993 Masters, Knight got to see one of his pupil's dreams come true. Knight is in his 23rd year leading the Rebel program. 33


Dwaine Knight

Knight was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

Knight with his wife Debbie and President Clinton in the Oval Office after the Rebels won the national championship.

Knight's Year-By-Year Record

Year School Conference/Finish 1978 New Mexico Western Athletic/3rd 1979 New Mexico Western Athletic/1st 1980 New Mexico Western Athletic/3rd 1981 New Mexico Western Athletic/3rd 1982 New Mexico Western Athletic/2nd 1983 New Mexico Western Athletic/6th 1984 New Mexico Western Athletic/5th 1985 New Mexico Western Athletic/2nd 1986 New Mexico Western Athletic/2nd 1987 New Mexico Western Athletic/2nd 1988 UNLV Big West/7th 1989 UNLV Big West/4th 1990 UNLV Big West/2nd 1991 UNLV Big West/2nd 1992 UNLV Big West/1st 1993 UNLV Big West/1st 1994 UNLV Big West/1st 1995 UNLV Big West/2nd 1996 UNLV Big West/1st 1997 UNLV Western Athletic/2nd 1998 UNLV Western Athletic/2nd 1999 UNLV Western Athletic/2nd 2000 UNLV Mountain West/1st 2001 UNLV Mountain West/5th 2002 UNLV Mountain West/1st 2003 UNLV Mountain West/T4th 2004 UNLV Mountain West/3rd 2005 UNLV Mountain West/2nd 2006 UNLV Mountain West/3rd 2007 UNLV Mountain West/2nd 2008 UNLV Mountain West/4th 2009 UNLV Mountain West/3rd * NCAA West Regional Champions

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All-Conference Selections 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 1 2 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2

Knight shows off his Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame plaque.

All-America Selections 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 4 2 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 1

Postseason/Fin­ish NCAA Finals NCAA Finals/5th NCAA Finals/7th NCAA Finals NCAA Finals NCAA Finals NCAA Finals NCAA Finals NCAA Finals *NCAA Finals NCAA Finals/8th NCAA Finals/4th NCAA Finals/8th *NCAA Finals/7th NCAA Finals/15th NCAA Finals/2nd *NCAA Finals NATIONAL CHAMPS NCAA Finals/6th NCAA Finals/6th NCAA West Regional/11th NCAA Finals/23rd NCAA Finals/13th NCAA West Regional/11th *NCAA Finals/8th NCAA Finals/19th NCAA West Regional/16th NCAA West Regional/24th NCAA Austin Regional/7th


Helping Players Get To The Next Level

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y the time many young golfers get to college, they have spent years with swing instructors with hopes to master techniques to drive the ball longer and straighter and hit irons with perfection. However, not too many work specifically with putting and short game techniques in mind. For Dwaine Knight, the experience of playing on the PGA Tour was valuable, but something he treasures was the chance to work with some outstanding teachers throughout the years - teachers that focused on short-game and putting techniques. Using the knowledge he gained from those individuals along with the experience he gained playing on Tour and then years later as a college coach, Knight has been able to develop a system that has helped his students achieve their goals. Along with working with golfers in the UNLV program, Knight continues to help instruct a number of PGA Tour players and other professional golfers as they continue their quests to be the best. Even with the improvement in technology, the ideas and theories that Knight learned in the early days of the Tour are very relevant to the way good putting and the short game is understood today. With the facilities available to Knight and UNLV, the physical training program that he and Keith Kleven have developed and the teaching opportunities that Knight provides, UNLV is one of the top programs in the nation in helping players reach the next level in their careers.

Coach Knight works with former Rebel golfer and four-time PGA Tour champion Chad Campbell on his putting at The Masters.

What They Are Saying.... “Coach Knight has the ability to keep the putting process very simple and his teaching sessions are always a positive experience. No matter where you are with your putting stroke, he can bring you around to a comfortable stroke that you can trust. He took me from an average putter entering college to a putting stroke which has allowed me to earn a living on the PGA Tour. I respect Dwaine for his willingness to work with all levels of golfers; he is a true teacher of the game.”

“Everywhere I go in the golf market, people mention Coach Knight’s name with the highest respect. Whether it be David Leadbetter or his instructors Frank Thomas, Goeff Mangum or Robert Winters, they all agree his reputation is outstanding.”

“I couldn’t be where I am today without the program at UNLV and Coach Knight. Coach worked with me from the start and helped me with my short game and I saw immediate improvements. I still almost exclusively work with Coach on my short game. He seems to know exactly what I need to work on, even now. I can’t thank Coach and UNLV enough for all they have done for me. It was the perfect university to go to for helping me get to where I am now in my career.”

--- Warren Schutte, Former Rebel golfer, 1991 NCAA Individual Champion

--- Charley Hoffman, Former Rebel golfer, PGA Tour Champion

--- Chad Campbell, Former Rebel golfer, 4-time PGA Tour champion, 2004, 2006, 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team

“If a young golfer has the dream of playing on the PGA Tour, there is no better place to play college golf than UNLV. Dwaine Knight and Keith Kleven will help you learn what it takes to be successful at the next level.”

--- Hank Haney, Leading Golf Instructor

“Coach Knight must be congratulated on all of his success. Two Ryder Cup players and a U.S. Amateur champion - something must be working.”

--- David Leadbetter, Leading Golf Instructor

“The golf program at UNLV played a big part in my golf education, helping me to prepare for life on Tour. Great facilities to use, great competition to play in and great friends made. I look back at my time at UNLV and have great memories.”

--- Adam Scott, Former Rebel golfer, 6-time PGA Tour champion

--- Dr. Christian Marquardt, Founder - Science&Motion Golf Labs Europe

“He made me understand what was supposed to happen on the putting green. Once I understood that, it seemed easy. He really changed the way I thought about it and my attitude. He helped me go from being one of the worst putters in college to one of the best.” “I believe in the knowledge and understanding he has of the short game. His ability to communicate along with the fundamentals that he has taught me have definitely made me a more confident and aggressive player on and around the greens.”

--- Boyd Summerhays, PGA Tour player

“He kept things so simple and he stressed the importance of it (short game). Everybody wants to go out and hit balls and get on the driving range but he made us practice and it paid off.”

--- Ed Fryatt, Former Rebel golfer, PGA Tour player

“I have met many of Coach Knight’s former players and they all have nothing but praise for him and the UNLV golf program, as it should be. I am sure he is enjoying the fruits of his hard work over many years.”

--- Jim Nantz, Broadcaster - CBS Sports

“He keeps it real simple and everything is consistent. He knows everyone is built differently and has a different style, but he works with what you have and he is just great at it. He knows what he is doing.”

--- Justin Lee, Former Rebel golfer

“Coach Knight is an incredible short game instructor and he has a vast knowledge of the game of golf. One of the things he constantly emphasized was the importance of the finishing holes in every tournament. I can’t even begin to count how many times his words rang true, with the finishing holes making the difference between winning and losing.”

--- Ryan Moore, Former Rebel golfer, 2004 NCAA Individual Champion, PGA Tour Champion “I have never met anybody who knows as much as he does about the short game and putting. Coach Knight has a lot of wisdom about it and the way he sets up to the putter is just awesome.”

--- Chris Riley, Former Rebel golfer, PGA Tour champion, 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup Team “Coach, keep up the good work.”

--- Tiger Woods, 71-time PGA Tour Champion, #1 ranked player in the world “What makes him so great is he has learned from one of the best short game players in the world - George Low. He has a lot of information on short game and putting, which happens to be the most important part of the game and the great thing is he is willing to share it.”

--- Bob May, PGA Tour player

“UNLV: Great Program, Gret City, Great Golf Team, Great Place to go to School.”

--- Butch Harmon, World-Renown Golf Instructor

Coach Knight is considered one of the leading teachers of putting and the short game and has written numerous articles on the subject.

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Coaching Staff

“Daron is part of the rich tradition and history of UNLV golf. He was a member of the group that really built the tradition here and got us to the top of the mountain as a program. That is a great perspective to be coming from. He achieved a lot as a student, as well as an athlete here at UNLV, and will be a great addition as assistant coach.”

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he UNLV golf program’s success is due, in great part, to the tremendous support it receives from the community and staff. A great majority of the support falls on the shoulders of assistant coach Daron Dorsey. Dorsey is in his first season as assistant coach with the Rebels golf program, but he is no stranger to it - having been a part of it as a student-athlete as well as serving as an intregal member of the Rebel Golf Foundation. Dorsey was a student-athlete in the Rebel golf program from 1994-98 under current head coach Dwaine Knight. During those years, UNLV won the NCAA Championship in 1998, was NCAA runner-up in 1996, won conference and regional championships and numerous regular-season events against the best fields in college golf. Additionally, the program was consistently ranked at or near the top of every college golf poll during that period. As a student-athlete, Dorsey excelled in leadership positions on campus as well. He was a member and eventual president of UNLV's Student-Athlete Advisory Board, served as a student ambassador for former UNLV President Dr. Carol Harter and the UNLV Foundation, and was appointed to a CSUN Student Government position on campus. He also served a term as district representative to the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee that argued legislation from the floor of the 1997 NCAA Convention. In addition, Dorsey was honored in the Rebel Academic Top 30 on multiple occasions, was a conference student-athlete award honoree and received an academic scholarship from the College of Business while playing golf at UNLV. After receiving his bachelor of science in business administration (marketing) in 1998, Dorsey graduated in the charter class of the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV in 2001 and became a licensed attorney in Nevada. Before accepting the position of assistant coach at UNLV, Dorsey practiced law for eight years handling commercial litigation, administrative and regulatory compliance, and government relations matters with two well-established Las Vegas law firms - Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish and Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. "Daron is part of the rich tradition and history of UNLV golf," Knight said. "He was a member of the group that really built the tradition here and got us to the top of the mountain as a program. That is a great perspective to be coming from. I feel fortunate to have someone with such a great connection to our successful heritage and, as an active member of our Rebel Golf Foundation, someone also deeply committed to our future. He achieved a lot as a student, as well as an athlete here at UNLV, and will be a great addition to the program as assistant coach."

-- Head Coach Dwaine Knight

Dorsey was the first former player appointed to the board of directors of the Rebel Golf Foundation, the foundation that supports the operation of the UNLV men's golf program, and recently served as vice president. He also served on the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame Board of Directors and was inducted as part of the 1998 men's golf team during the 2008 induction ceremony. Dorsey also recently taught as an adjunct professor during the Spring 2009 semester in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV, teaching hospitality and travel law. "Coach Knight, this golf program, and this university provided me a platform to graduate from college, attend law school and practice law alongside great lawyers at well-respected law firms," Dorsey said. "I cherish those experiences and relationships from private practice but always maintained a deeprooted desire to pursue a career in coaching a collegiate golf team. I appreciate the opportunity to allow me to pursue that passion." Dorsey's wife Jennie is an attorney and shareholder in the Las Vegas law firm of Kemp Jones & Coulthard, and has a 11-year-old daughter, Katie, who is Daron's stepdaughter.

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Support Staff

brackley frayer Faculty Athletics Representative

andy grossman Media Relations

mark guadagnoli Mental Training

David jackson Academic Advising

keith kleven Physical Therapy

kyle wilson Athletic Training

unlv athletics medical staff

Dr. Greg Bigler Orthopedics

Dr. James Callaway Dr. Albert Capanna Dr. Craig Hamilton Dentist Neurosurgeon Optometrist

Dr. Gerald Higgins Orthopedics

NOT PICTURED: Dr. James Manning (Orthopedics) Dr. Scott Martin (Orthopedics) Dr. Hadi Shah (Sports Medicine Fellow)

Dr. Keith Kohorst Optometrist

Dr. michael milligan Head Team Physician/ Medical Director

Dr. Daniel Orr Maxillofacial

Dr. joseph yu Orthopedics

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Endowment Program Endowment Program Raises Scholarship funds for rebel golfers

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ince the arrival of Dwaine Knight on the UNLV campus as head golf coach in 1987, NCAA Tournament invitations and national rankings have become commonplace. Success such as this becomes possible only through the recruitment of individuals who are not only top junior golfers, but are exceptional student-athletes. UNLV’s golf program scored a major championship in this area in August of 1990 with the endowment of all five scholarships permitted by the NCAA. The UNLV golf program would like to extend a special thank you to Ms. Christina Hixson of the Ernst F. Lied Foundation, International Game Technologies, the estate of Earl E. Wilson, the Las Vegas Founders and the many members of the UNLV Golf Foundation for their generous support of the Golf Endowment Program. The program received a sincerely appreciated financial boost in 1991 when IGT contributed a gift in stock valued at $500,000. An additional $250,000 was added to the endowment fund by the Earl E. Wilson estate

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Rebel Golf Committment ead coach Dwaine Knight has established the foundation for a national championship-caliber golf program on a continual basis. Knight’s philosophy places the program’s focus in six major areas:

ACADEMICS Knight emphasizes the importance of student-athletes obtaining a valuable, significant college education. The athletic department’s commitment to this goal includes monitoring student-athletes’ progress through professors and providing tutoring and counseling when necessary. Study halls are available weekly for individual attention. A full-time academic advisor helps each student-athlete develop a challenging, meaningful curriculum, ensuring progress toward a degree is being made while conforming to the standards of the program, the university and the NCAA. COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Rebel Golf Foundation and the Las Vegas community continue to demonstrate support unparalleled in college athletics. UNLV boasts a fully endowed golf program. FACILITIES In addition to some of the finest on-campus athletic facilities in the country, the Rebels have access to the top golf courses in Las Vegas. UNLV’s home course is Southern Highlands, which has been ranked as the best new private club in the Western U.S. However, to meet specific training demands, the Rebels have a wide variety of courses available for use, ranging from desert settings to classic links-style courses. Some of these courses play host to the PGA Tour’s Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, one of the rich38

in 1993 and in 2004 the Lied Foundation contributed $200,000, which has helped to bring the Endowment Program’s balance to over $4.3 million. The success of Rebel Golf Day, a fundraiser held annually to help defray the rising cost of inflation each year, has also been instrumental. The UNLV Rebel Golf Foundation initiated the endowment fund, which provides funds for the ever-increasing costs associated with a college education. All those involved with UNLV golf appreciate the financial support the community of Las Vegas has given – and continues to give.

est events on the tour. Other venues serve the daily tourists who try their hand at some of the richest, most beautiful and most challenging courses while vacationing in the city. Among the local courses on which the Rebels also play are Angel Park Golf Club, Anthem Country Club, Canyon Gate Country Club, Desert Pines Golf Club, Lakes Golf Club at Primm Valley, Las Vegas Country Club, Las Vegas Paiute Resort Sun Mountain, Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas, The Revere at Anthem Golf Club, Rio Secco, Royal Links, Secretariat West at Stallion Mountain Country Club, Shadow Creek, SouthShore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas Resort, Spanish Trail Country Club, the TPC at Summerlin, the TPC at the Canyons and the Wynn Golf and Country Club. COACHING As a former collegiate and PGA Tour player, Knight has the experience and knowledge to help young men reach their golf potential. A veteran of the game, Knight has almost 40 years experience of playing and coaching the sport. SCHEDULE Knight believes in playing the strongest, most demanding schedule possible. No team in the nation plays a better schedule. Knight seeks variety in courses and competition throughout the nation that best prepares the team to compete for a national title. UNLV flies to all of its tournaments. WEATHER With nearly 300 sunny days a year, the weather in Las Vegas is conducive to year-round golf, allowing practice and competition to continue throughout winter months.


Rebel Golf Foundation

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he Rebel Golf Foundation was organized during the 1986-87 academic year to support the UNLV golf team. The goals of the foundation are to support a golf program with a national reputation for athletic excellence, scholarship and personal achievement. Additionally, the foundation strives to completely endow the UNLV golf program so that it will be able to compete at the highest level for many years to come.

2009-10 Foundation Members Don Ackerman Dan Albregts Dusty Allen Fred Allen Janice Allen Joe Anstett Hope Anstett BJ Balaban George Balaban Bob Baldwin Marcia Beat Tom Beat Pete Becker Jim Bianco Dayton Blaine Bill Boyd Harlan Braaten Carl Brunson Cliff Buckley Patrick Byrne Dick Calvert Domingo Cambeiro Chad Campbell Tim Cashman Bob Clayton Jerilyn Clayton

Bob Coffin Mike Corrigan Drake DeLanoy Jim Donofrio Daron Dorsey Danny Dorsey Julian Dugas Alan Duncan Leo N. Durant Brandt England Mike Ensign Sharon Ensign Charlie Fahr Bill Fain Richard Favero Cliff Findlay Justin Findlay Mark Fine David Frederick Edward Fryatt Maurice Gallagher Keith Galliher Ken Gardner Steve Gephardt Garry Goett Kenneth Gragson

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Jay Beckman

Holly Graves Madison Graves Brian Greenspun David Gubler Jim Gubler Ben Hamilton Diana Hamilton Craig Hamilton Jeff Harmon Tom Hartley William Harvey Skip Hempler Jerry Hess Jerry Herbst Eric Hilton Christina Hixson Guy Hudson Brian Hurlburt Glenn Hurst Joe Jacobs George Jaramillo Norm Jenkins Dave Johnson Jr Jan Jones James Jones Ennis Jordan

Steve Kalb Wendy Kalb Raeann Kicker Keith Kleven Steve Kramer Thomas Krob Steve Laman Joe Le Pire Jr Mark Lefever Patrick Lehman Drew Levy Jack Libby Bob Lind Charles Lombardo Guyan Long Bill Lunde George Lyles Greg Maddux Tom Mangione Anthony Marlon Charles Mathewson Ben B Maze Ben Maze Kay Maze Bill McBeath Ron McMillan

Bob McMonigle Brian Menzel Bill Moody Barbara Moody Barry Moore Robert Morrow Paul Morton Dan Napier George Ogilvie III Ed Olliges Patty Olliges Russ Olsen John Parker Hugo Paulson Sam Pizzoferrato Vic Plassman Jim Potter Chris Publow Ted Quirk Jack Rappaport Chris Riley Carl Robinson Kitty Rodman Sig Rogich Woddy Rossum Charles Ruthe

Jerry Savio Eric Schroeder Stewart Schroeder Lance Shoen Fred Smith Wes Smith Don Snyder Bob Stockham Alex Sugden Beth Taylor Doug Thomas Christian Thornley Bill Titus Janice Titus Joe Tom Chris Villareale Del Walkenshaw Elly Walkenshaw Bill Weinberger Ted Wiens Jr Joe Wilcock Bob Winner Michael Wood Steve Wynn

2009 Honored Member

ontinuing a tradition born in 1987, the UNLV Rebel Golf Foundation again honors an individual for his generous support of the program. The title of “Honored Member” goes annually to someone whose dedication furthers UNLV’s goal of maintaining a championship-caliber team. As Coach Knight calls them, they are those who go above and beyond what a general supporter of the program would. The Rebels’ 2009 Honored Member is Jay Beckman. Born and raised in Iowa, Beckman moved to Las Vegas  in 2002. As Director of Golf at Southern Highlands Golf Club, his responsibilites include managing all aspects of the golf operation and creating an environment of outstanding customer service that makes every member's golf experience one of the best in the country. With 15 years experience, he has held such titles as Golf Professional at The Innisbrook Resort, Eldorado Country Club, Castle Pines Golf Club, and Director of Instruction for Executive Golf Ltd. Beckman is a member of the PGA of America and his work has ranked  in Golfweek's Top 100 Golf Shops for 2004

and 2005, and the Top 100 Modern Golf Clubs for 2004, 2005, and 2006. He was also named Southwest Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year in 2008. Beckman graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor's degree in Leisure Services. He is also a volunteer for the Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation and The First Tee of America. "Jay has been absolutely awesome to our young men and for our program," UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight said. "He is very deserving of this honor. He follows in the footsteps of all the people ahead of him that have made a great contribution to our program over the years. "Jay has really given us a chance with Southern Highlands to play at a very high level and attract players from all over the country. We feel so fortunate that Southern Highlands is our home course and Jay has made sure that we have the ability to have the resources to play there and of course host one of the best college tournaments in the nation. We owe him a debt of thanks and could never repay him for all of his contributions to our program."

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Past Honored Members

Del Walkenshaw 2008

CLIFF FINDLAY 2003

ERNIE BECKER JR. 1997

dave johnson 1991

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ben and kay maze 2007

gary goett 2001

eric hilton 2002

GARY HART 1996

Charles baron 2006

charles mathewson 1995

patty and ed olliges 1990

HOWIE ELLIS 2000

steve wynn 1994

eddie kahn 1989

BRIAN GREENSPUN 2005

ALAN DUNCAN 1999

david gubler 2004

THOMAS HARTLEY 1998

ted quirk 1993

keith kleven 1992

christina hixson 1988

Tom wiesner 1987


Rebel Golf Day Through The Years

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eld annually since 1987, Rebel Golf Day is an event designed to bring all members of the Rebel Golf Foundation together with each other and UNLV players, staff and alumni. The festivities are highlighted by a Rebel Scramble golf tournament followed by a banquet that also serves as a team awards ceremony. In addition, each member of the squad is introduced individually as the latest edition of the Rebel golf team is unveiled to supporters every autumn. “Rebel Golf Day is our connection every year with the community,” said Dwaine Knight. “It gives the players a chance to play a few holes with the people who support them year in and year out and offers them an opportunity to get to know them on a more personal basis. “It not only raises money but also awareness and goodwill in the Rebel Golf Family. That connection is so important – you can’t ever lose that tie to the community if you’re going to be an effective program.” Rebel Golf Day is held every November at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

Head Coach Dwaine Knight addresses the crowd. Coach Knight presents Charles Baron with the 2006 Honored Member award.

David Gubler, former Rebel Golf Foundation President, and Greg Maddux, former MLB all-star pitcher, enjoy the day.

Former Rebel golfers Jeremy Anderson, Ed Fryatt and Physical Therapist Keith Kleven.

Coach Knight with longtime Rebel golf supporters Bob Cole and Brian Greenspun.

Coach Knight with Ben and Kay Maze, the 2007 Honored Members.

Debbie and Dwaine Knight with UNLV Vice President Bill Boldt.

Rebel Golf Day is also an annual favorite of former players. Eric Schroeder, who played golf at UNLV from 1990-94, talks strategy with Ryan Moore several years ago.

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Rebel Golf Day Through The Years Chris Villareale out on the course in 2007. The late Tom Wiesner was Rebel golf’s very first Honored Member in 1987 and a renowned supporter of UNLV Athletics. “The Big Dog,” as he was known, hits a drive at Rebel Golf Day in 2002.

Coach Knight and David Gubler, former Rebel Golf Foundation President and the 2004 Honored Member.

Rebel Golf Day also serves as the team’s annual awards presentation ceremony.

Cliff Findlay and former Rebel golfer Ryan Moore.

David Gubler (left) and Ben Maze.

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Rebel Golf Day Through The Years

Former Rebel golfer Seung-su Han assists this group with a drive at the 2005 edition of Rebel Golf Day.

Ted Quirk on the putting green with a caddy during the 2007 event.

Former Rebel golfer C.J. Gatto talks with Greg Maddux, former MLB all-star pitcher.

Former Rebel golfer and current UNLV assistant coach Daron Dorsey (left) chats with fellow former Rebel golfer Ed Fryatt before the round.

Following the day's round of golf, the players introduce themselves.

Knight with former Rebel golfer Ed Fryatt.

On the practice range before the round.

Carl and Kathryn Robinson enjoying the day.

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The Mountain West Conference Mountain West Quick Facts

Founded:....................................................................................1998 Commissioner:.......................................................Craig Thompson Mailing Address:......................... 15455 Gleneagle Drive, Suite 200 . ...................................................Colorado Springs, CO 80921-2591 Phone:.......................................................................(719) 488-4040 FAX:...........................................................................(719) 487-7241 Golf Contact:............................................................. Javan Hedlund Email:............................................................ jhedlund@themwc.com Office Phone:............................................................(719) 488-4051 BRET GILLILAND Deputy Commissioner

CAROLAYNE HENRY Associate Commissioner Compliance/SWA

Commissioner Craig Thompson Craig Thompson was the Mountain West Conference’s first employee when he was named Commissioner on Oct. 15, 1998. Ever since, Thompson has navigated the newest NCAA Division I conference through the ever-changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics. As the league enters its 11th season of competition in 2009-10, Thompson continues to create and improve the opportunities for MWC institutions and student-athletes to be successful both academically and athletically. Progressive in its approach, the MWC has flourished under the guidance of Commissioner Thompson and continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. He has been instrumental in negotiating nearly $230 million in television revenue, directed the league through expansion and has been an innovator in the postseason bowl structure as MWC teams have participated in five inaugural bowl games. His leadership and vision have helped the conference enhance its television revenue and exposure through revolutionary agreements with CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) and Comcast to become the first major collegiate athletic conference to launch a dedicated sports channel featuring exclusive programming around its nine athletic programs. Thompson has been instrumental in strengthening the position of the Mountain West in the current Bowl Championship Series (BCS) structure. In 2006, he spearheaded an effort that resulted in better access for the MWC and more than doubled the annual BCS revenue on an annual basis for nonautomatic-qualifying conferences. The MWC has been steadfast in its efforts to find a way to make the BCS system fair for all universities. Through its first 10 years of competition, the MWC has participated in 36 bowl games. In 2007, the MWC posted the best winning percentage among the 11 conferences that make up the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and claimed the 2007-08 ESPN Bowl Challenge Cup for the second time in four years. The MWC has sent a record five teams into postseason action both of the last two seasons (2007-08) and over the past five campaigns boasts the best winning percentage in bowl games among FBS conferences. Prior to his current role, Thompson served as the commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference for nearly eight years and as the only commissioner of the American South Conference prior to the merger of the two leagues in 1991. Thompson graduated from the University of Minnesota with an undergraduate degree in journalism. He and his wife, Carla, have a son, Ted, and a daughter, Emma.

CARRIE COLL Associate Commissioner Championships

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JAVAN HEDLUND Associate Commissioner Communications

Former Rebel AllAmerican and Hogan Award winner Ryan Moore became the only MWC individual national champion in men's golf when he won the 2004 NCAA golf title.


The Mountain West Conference Air Force

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado Springs, Colo. Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,400 Superintendent: . . . . . . . . Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Falcons Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue and Silver Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Hans Mueh Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Koury Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . Capt. Dan Visosky Golf Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 333-2280 Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . Eisenhower Golf Course 2009 MWC Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Sports Information Contact: . . . . Melissa McKeown Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 333-9025 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 333-3798 E-mail address: . . . melissa.mckeown@usafa.edu Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . goairforcefalcons.com

byu

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provo, Utah Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,854 President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cecil O. Samuelson Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cougars Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue, White and Tan Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Holmoe Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Brockbank Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Miller Golf Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 422-7304 Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . Riverside Country Club 2009 MWC Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Sports Information Contact: . . . . . . . . Norma Collett Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  (801) 422-8948 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  (801) 422-0633 E-mail address: . . . . . . . . norma_collett@byu.edu Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . byucougars.com

Colorado State

New Mexico

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albuquerque, N.M. Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,767 President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. David J. Schmidly Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lobos Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherry and Silver Vice President for Athletics: . . . . . . . . . Paul Krebs Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Millican Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wright Zimmerly Golf Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (505) 277-4530 Home Course: . . . . . Championship Course at UNM 2009 MWC Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Sports Information Contact: . . . . . . . . . Dave Lepre Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (505) 925-5520 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (505) 925-5609 E-mail address: . . . . . . . . . davelepre2@unm.edu Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . golobos.com

San Diego State

Utah

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salt Lake City, Utah Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,251 President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael K. Young Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utes Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crimson and White Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Chris Hill Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randall McCraken Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Gresh Golf Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 585-1041 Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None 2009 MWC Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th Sports Information Contact: . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Harris Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 581-3771 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 581-4359 E-mail address: . . . . kharris@huntsman.utah.edu Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . utahutes.com

Wyoming

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Diego, Calif. Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34,360 President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Stephen Weber Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aztecs Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scarlet and Black Athletics Director (Interim): . . . . . Don Oberhelman Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Donovan Director of Golf Operations: . . . . . . . . . Dale Walker Golf Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (619) 594-4334 Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . Barona Creek Golf Club 2009 MWC Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-1st Sports Information Contact: . . . . . . . . Peggy Curtin Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (619) 594-5547 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (619) 582-6541 E-mail address: . . . . . . . . mcurtin@mail.sdsu.edu Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . goaztecs.com

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laramie, Wyo. Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,207 President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Tom Buchanan Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cowboys Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown and Gold Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Burman Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Jensen Golf Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (307) 745-3111 Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacoby Golf Course 2009 MWC Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Sports Information Contact: . . . . . . . . John Paradis Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (307) 766-2290 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (307) 766-2346 E-mail address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jp12@uwyo.edu Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . wyomingathletics.com

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Mountain West Conference

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Collins, Colo. Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,413 President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Anthony A. Frank Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rams Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green and Gold Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Kowalczyk Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Bermel Golf Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (970) 491-2946 Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harmony 2009 MWC Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Sports Information Contact: . . . . . . . . Danny Mattie Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (970) 491-5050 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (970) 491-1348 E-mail address: . . . . . . . . D.Mattie@colostate.edu Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . csurams.com

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth, Texas Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,749 Chancellor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Jr. Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horned Frogs Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purple and White Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Del Conte Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Montigel Golf Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (817) 257-7646 Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Country Club 2009 MWC Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-1st Sports Information Contact: . . . . . . . . . Joe Monaco Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (817) 257-5378 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (817) 257-7964 E-mail address: . . . . . . . . . . . . j.monaco@tcu.edu Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . gofrogs.com

The Mountain West Conference television package reaches a national audience through a combination of telecasts on The MountainWest Sports Network (The Mtn.), CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) and VERSUS. The Mtn. has been available to cable subscribers in the MWC footprint since it first aired in 2006-07 and is now available nationally on DIRECTV (channel 616). On Aug. 26, 2004, College Sports Television (CSTV) and the MWC announced a visionary partnership that revolutionized the college sports landscape. The landmark agreement was the first NCAA Division I football and men’s basketball conference-wide deal for CSTV and provided the network exclusive rights to all conference events, including cable and satellite television coverage, national over-the-air and satellite radio, video-on-demand and online broadcast rights. A succession of events since the fall of 2004 has improved the television model, including CSTV’s merger

with Comcast SportsNet to create The Mtn. – MountainWest Sports Network and CBS Corporation’s purchase of CSTV. In 2008, CBS incorporated CSTV’s cable, broadcast and online activities into its world-famous brand. The Mtn. is co-owned by CBS C and Comcast SportNet. The relationship with Comcast SportNet also delivered another national broadcast partner in VERSUS. The MWC was the first exclusive college programming provider for the Comcast-owned entity, with football and both men’s and women’s basketball games. The CBS C/MWC partnership has guaranteed greater levels of television exposure for all league sports and has resoundingly met the fundamental goals of more exposure and preferred start times and dates. In the summer of 2006, the centerpiece of this historic relationship was realized with the launch of The Mtn. – the first sports network dedicated to serving a

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado Springs, Colo. Address: . . . . . . . . 15455 Gleneagle Drive, Suite 200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado Springs, CO 80921-2591 Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 488-4040 Commissioner: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Craig Thompson Championship Course: . . Tucson National Golf Club Tucson, Ariz. Information Contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . Javan Hedlund Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 488-4051 FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 487-7555 E-mail address: . . . . . . . . jhedlund@themwc.com Internet address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . themwc.com

single collegiate athletic conference. The Mtn. provides sports fans blanket coverage of MWC athletics across multiple sports, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s Olympic sports. Along with live games, fans get a comprehensive array of news, features and analysis about their favorite MWC teams and players. In 2008-09, more than 250 MWC events were shown live on The Mtn., CBS C and VERSUS. CBS C is currently available in over 30 million homes, while VERSUS is in more than 68 million 45 households.


Fabulous Facilities REFLECTION BAY GOLF CLUB AT LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT Par: 72 Yardage: 7,261 Course Rating: 74.8 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Opened: 1998

The Falls Course AT LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT Par: 72 Yardage: 7,250 Course Rating: 73.8 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Opened: September 2002

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SOUTHSHORE GOLF CLUB AT LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT Par: 71 Yardage: 6,917 Course Rating: 72.8 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Opened: December 1995


Fabulous Facilities

SHADOW CREEK Par: 72 Yardage: 7,239 Course Rating: 74.0 Designers: Tom Fazio Steve Wynn Opened: 1989

wynn golf and country club Par: 70 Yardage: 7,042 Course Rating: NA Designer: Tom Fazio, Steve Wynn Opened: 2005

LAS VEGAS COUNTRY CLUB Par: 72 Yardage: 7,164 Course Rating: 72.4 Designer: Edmond Ault Opened: 1967

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Fabulous Facilities

TOURNAMENT PLAYERS CLUB AT SUMMERLIN Par: 72 Yardage: 7,243 Course Rating: 74.3 Designer: Fuzzy Zoeller Opened: 1991

RIO SECCO Par: 72 Yardage: 7,332 Course Rating: 75.7 Designer: Rees Jones Opened: 1997

TOURNAMENT PLAYERS CLUB AT THE CANYONS Par: 71 Yardage: 7,063 Course Rating: 73.0 Designer: Bobby Weed Raymond Floyd Opened: October 1996

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Fabulous Facilities

Bear’s Par: Yardage: Course Rating: Designer: Opened:

Best 72 7,194 74.0 Jack Nicklaus November 2001

ROYAL LINKS Par: 72 Yardage: 7,029 Course Rating: 73.7 Designers: Pete Dye Perry Dye Opened: January 1999

SPANISH TRAIL Par: Yardage: Course Rating: Designer: Opened:

COUNTRY CLUB 72 7,107 74.0 Robert Trent Jones, Jr. 1984

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Fabulous Facilities ANTHEM COUNTRY CLUB Par: 72 Yardage: 7,267 Course Rating: 73.6 Designers: Keith Foster, Hale Irwin Opened: March 1999 THE REVERE AT ANTHEM GOLF CLUB Par: 72 Yardage: 7,143 Course Rating: 73.6 Designer: Billy Casper, Greg Nash Opened: April 17, 1999

Par: Yardage: Course Rating: Designer: Opened:

DESERT PINES GOLF CLUB Par: 71 Yardage: 6,811 Course Rating: 70.4 Designer: Perry Dye Opened: 1996 STALLION MOUNTAIN COUNTRY CLUB Par: 72 Yardage: 7,223 Course Rating: 73.6 Designer: Jeff Braur, Jim Colbert Opened: 1996

PRIMM VALLEY LAKES COURSE 71 6,950 74.0 Tom Fazio February 1997

PRIMM VALLEY Desert COURSE Par: 72 Yardage: 7,131 Course Rating: 74.6 Designer: Tom Fazio Opened: 1998 ANGEL PARK GOLF CLUB Par: 71 Yardage: 6,722 Course Rating: 72.4 Designer: Arnold Palmer Opened: 1990 Cascada Golf Club Par: 72 Yardage: 7,137 Course Rating: 74.6 Designer: Rees Jones Opened: December 15, 2000

LAS VEGAS PAIUTE RESORT WOLF COURSE Par: 72 Yardage: 7,604 Course Rating: 76.5 Designer: Pete Dye Opened: 2002

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LAS VEGAS PAIUTE RESORT SUN MOUNTAIN Par: 72 Yardage: 7,112 Course Rating: 73.3 Designer: Pete Dye Opened: August 1996

LAS VEGAS PAIUTE RESORT SNOW MOUNTAIN Par: 72 Yardage: 7,146 Course Rating: 74.8 Designer: Pete Dye Opened: 2001


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif. ... lettered four years with the golf program ... selected as San Diego Section CIF Captain in 2009 ... selected to play on two international teams representing the United States - one tournament was in China in November of 2008, while the other was in Australia in February of 2009 ... was also named a Future Collegiate World Tour All-American in 2007 ... his team won the California state championship his senior year as well as the league title, the San Diego CIF crown and the Southern California Regional Championship ... his high school team also won the league championship in 2006 and 2007 ... earned academic awards as a scholar-athlete from 2006-09 and was a member of the National Honors Society. PERSONAL: Jordan S. Epstein was born March 6, 1991, in Phoenix, Ariz. ... the son of Michael and Margo Epstein ... majoring in communication studies ... has a sister, Rachel (20). KNIGHT ON EPSTEIN: “Jordan played a lot of good junior golf in the San Diego area. Although he doesn’t have the same level of experience that some of our other freshmen have coming in, he is a big, strong player and has the ability to shoot low scores. As a freshman, he will need to focus on balancing school and golf so that he can do well in all areas.”

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Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his second year with the Rebels. 2008-09: Named to the All-Mountain West Conference team ... played in 11 tournaments and totalled 33 rounds ... turned in a 72.55 scoring average for the year, which ranked 29th all-time in UNLV history and first among freshmen ... his scoring average ranked second on the team ... recorded seven top-20 finishes, including three top 10s and two top fives ... shot par or better in 14 rounds ... his best finishes were a tie for fourth at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and a tie for fifth at the William H. Tucker Invitational ... shot in the 60s four times, including twice in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 69 during the first round and a 67 during the final round ... won the 2009 Michael Maze Award, which goes to the UNLV golfer each year who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Clovis East High School in Clovis, Calif. ... lettered four years with the Timberwolves golf program ... led the squad to the valley championship in 2007 ... recorded a stroke average of 70 as a junior and senior ... his team qualified for regionals each of his four years ... coached by Gary Giannoni ... advanced to the round of 16 at the 2007 U.S. Amateur at the Olympic Club in San Francisco ... the 2006 and 2007 Junior Golf Association of Northern California (JGANC) Player of the Year ... won the 2006 JGANC Championship ... was ranked No. 2 in the JGANC rankings and played for the Northern California team at the 2007 Junior Americas Cup. PERSONAL: Derek Alexander Ernst was born May 16, 1990, in Woodland, Calif. ... the son of Mark and Dawn Ernst ... has two sisters, Brianna (17) and Shawna (16) ... majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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Ernst named All-MWC in 2008-09

2008-09 Place T5th T4th T18th T9th T53rd T14th T18th T42nd T53rd T13th T41st

Ernst's Career Finishes Tournament William H. Tucker Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Arizona Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship National Invitational Tournament Morris Williams Intercollegiate ASU Thunderbird Invitational Mountain West Conference Championship NCAA Regional

YEAR 2008-09 TOTALS

RDS 33 33

STR 2394 2394

Scores 71-72-71—214 69-70-67—206 71-71-71—213 75-70-68—213 72-74-73—219 73-73-73—219 73-70-75—218 74-80-77—231 73-75-72—220 73-68-73—214 77-73-77—227

Ernst's Career Scorecard AVG 72.55 72.55

TOP 20 7 7

TOP 10 3 3

TOP 5 2 2

RDS PAR OR BETTER 14 14


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his fifth season with the Rebels ... has played in 27 career tournaments, tallying 80 rounds ... has a career stroke average of 73.46, which ranks 17th in program history ... has recorded 11 top-20 finishes, including six top 10s and a top five ... has recorded 31 rounds of par or better golf. 2008-09: Named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... also named Academic All-Mountain West Conference for the third straight year ... led the Rebels in rounds played with 36 and was third in scoring average with 73.08 ... played in all 12 of UNLV's tournaments ... recorded four top-20 finishes, including two top 10s and a top five ... had six rounds at even par and 11 under par ... his best finish of the year was fourth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... also placed eighth at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational ... shot in the 60s six times, including two 65s, which tie for the 13thlowest round in Rebel golf history. 2007-08: One of four Rebel golfers to be named to the 2008 Academic All-MWC team ... was his second straight year on the academic team ... played in eight tournament totalling 24 rounds ... recorded three top-20 finishes, including two top-10s ... his best finish was a tie for seventh at the Shoot-Out at Angel Park ... shot par twice and was under par in four rounds ... shot in the 60s twice, including a 66 in the Shoot-Out at Angel Park's final round ... had a scoring average of 74.46. 2006-07: One of four Rebel golfers to be named to the 2007 Academic All-MWC team ... played in seven tournaments totalling 20 rounds ... recorded four top-20 finishes, including two top-10s ... his best finish was a tie for seventh at the District 7 Shootout ... shot par three times and was under par in five rounds ... shot in the 60s four times, including a 65 at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate ... his 67 during the MWC Championship's third round tied him for the lowest third-round score ever by a Rebel in the conference tournament ... had a scoring average of 72.95 ... won the 108th Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship in July, 2007, and tied for eighth at the 41st Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. 2005-06: Did not play in 2005-06, using the season as his redshirt year. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Flintridge Peparatory School in La Canada, Calif. ... lettered four years in golf and was the team captain his junior and senior years ... was a first team all-league selection all four years of high school ... was a two-time all-area selection and the MVP of the Prep League ... his senior year he was first team All-CIF and an L.A. Times first-team selection ... was a Southern California Junior Player of the Year ... finished second at the 2003 Las Vegas Founders Junior Golf Championship ... also was a two-time United States Junior participant.

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PERSONAL: Brett James Kanda was born May 10, 1987, in Glendale, Calif. ... son of James and Patricia Kanda ... has a brother, Cameron (18) ... majoring in journalism & media studies ... his dad played tennis at Santa Clara.


Kanda's Career Finishes

2006-07 Place T54th T7th T14th T20th T68th T9th T118th

Tournament PING Preview District 7 Shootout Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship Morris Williams Intercollegiate National Invitational Tournament Mountain West Conference Championship NCAA West Regional

Scores 72-77-72—221 67-70-71—208 74-69-77—220 80-65—145 75-74-79—228 71-75-67—213 78-72-74—224

2007-08 Place T71st T7th T57th T15th T21st T34th T10th T71st

Tournament Inverness Intercollegiate Shoot-Out at Angel Park Sycuan Collegiate Invitational Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship National Invitational Tournament Morris Williams Intercollegiate Mountain West Conference Championship NCAA West Regional

Scores 77-82-75—234 75-72-66—213 80-78-75—233 74-75-71—220 72-75-71—218 76-73-77—226 69-71-75—215 76-79-73—228

2008-09 Place 8th T11th T28th T34th T51st T46th 4th T14th T58th T23rd T24th T56th

Tournament Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational William H. Tucker Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Arizona Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship National Invitational Tournament Morris Williams Intercollegiate ASU Thunderbird Invitational Mountain West Conference Championship NCAA Regional

Scores 65-77-72—214 74-72-71—217 72-65-77—214 72-69-75—216 76-73-76—225 71-73-73—217 72-71-69—212 73-70-74—217 79-70-85—234 79-69-67—215 75-71-71—217 79-75-79—233

YEAR 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 TOTALS

RDS 20 24 36 80

STR 1459 1787 2631 5877

Kanda's Career Scorecard AVG 72.95 74.46 73.08 73.46

TOP 20 4 3 4 11

TOP 10 2 2 2 6

TOP 5 0 0 1 1

RDS PAR OR BETTER 8 6 17 31


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Limes-Gymnasium in Welzheim, Germany ... was his state's junior champion in 2004, 2006 and 2008 ... was on the junior national champion squad from 2007-09 ... won the junior national championship in 2008 ... he finished second in the junior British Open in 2006 ... played for coach James Dawson. PERSONAL: Max Kraemer was born May 8, 1990, in Mutlangen, Germany ... the son of Anne and Matthias Kraemer ... has not declared a major ... has a sister, Anna-Lena (16). KNIGHT ON KRAEMER: “Max is one of the few juniors that has ever played on the German National Team, which usually only takes older amateur players. He has had great experience and has trained with the national team in Spain in the offseason, where he has been around the great players from Germany that play on the European Tour. He has a solid background and is very strong and long. He will add a lot to our team.�

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Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Bixby High School in Tulsa, Okla. ... won seven events including state (5A), regionals and conference titles as a senior ... had a scoring average of 71.5 ... was the individual regional champion from 2007-09 ... was the champion at the 2007 Red River Shootout, which pits the top players from Texas against their counterparts from Oklahoma ... was the runner-up at the 2007 5A state championship ... claimed medalist honors at the 2008 conference championship and finished in the top 10 at the 2008 state championship ... lettered four years on the golf team ... his team won its region and conference titles from 2006-09 ... also played football. PERSONAL: Karsten Andrew Majors was born Nov. 19, 1990, in Sugarland, Texas ... the son of Debbie and Randy Majors ... has not declared a major ... his brother, Draegen (21), plays golf at SMU ... hobbies include fishing. KNIGHT ON MAJORS: “Karsten has developed a good resume in the Oklahoma area. He really needs to concentrate on developing physically, but he is a guy that will help us down the line. It wouldn't surprise me to see him step up right away, but his best golf is in front of him.�

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Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his fifth season with the Rebels ... was granted a medical hardship waiver for 2005-06 ... has played in 35 career tournaments totalling 103 rounds ... has 15 top-20 finishes, including 10 top 10s, five top fives and two individual championships (2008 Mountain West Conference and 2008 William H. Tucker) ... he has recorded 50 rounds of par or better and his career scoring average of 72.42 ranks fifth in program history ... ranks tied for sixth in program history with two individual tournament titles ... ranks tied for 14th in UNLV history for most rounds played in a career with 103. 2008-09: Earned honorable mention All-America honors ... also named to the PING AllWest Region squad ... selected to the All-MWC team for the second time ... earned the Earl E. Wilson Award, which goes annually to the top player on UNLV's squad ... played in 12 tournaments, totalling 35 rounds ... led UNLV and the MWC in scoring average with 71.60 per round, which ranks seventh on the all-time UNLV seasonal chart ... recorded four top-five finishes and turned in 19 rounds under par ... also had eight top-20 finishes, including seven top 10s ... best finish of the season was a tie for first at the William H. Tucker Invitational, which was his second career tournament title ... also tied for second at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, third at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational and fifth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... shot in the 60s 12 times, including a 65 during the second round at the MWC Championship ... the 65 at the MWC Championship tied the Rebel record for the lowest round shot at a conference tournament and was the lowest second-round score for any Rebel player in program history at a conference championship ... shot a total of 206 at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, which tied for the 19th-lowest tournament total in program history ... was selected as the MWC Golfer of the Month for September ... was on the 2009 Hogan Award Watch List. 2007-08: One of three Rebels selected All-MWC, which marked his first selection on the allconference squad ... won the individual crown at the MWC Championship, which marked his first career win and first individual tournament win for any Rebel since 2006 ... was third on the team in scoring average with 72.42, which ranked tied for 20th for best seasonal scoring average in program history ... played in a team-high 12 tournaments totalling a team-high 36 rounds ... had five top-20 finishes, including three top 10s ... other than his victory, his best finishes were ties for 10th place at the Shoot-Out at Angel Park and the National Invitational Tournament ... shot par three times and was under par in 13 rounds ... shot in the 60s five times, including a 65 at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate ... the 65 tied him for the 13th-lowest round in program history. 2006-07: Played in 10 tournaments totalling 29 rounds ... finished in the top-20 twice ... his best finish was a tie for 19th at the John Burns Intercollegiate ... had eight rounds of par golf and six under par ... had three rounds of a then-career-low 68 ... was fifth on the team in scoring average with 72.55, which was the 25th-best seasonal scoring average in program history ... reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship. 2005-06: Played in just one tournament, the University of Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate, where he tied for 92nd ... was later granted a medical hardship waiver for 2005-06, which essentially made that year the equivalent to a redshirt season ... qualified for the 2006 U.S. Amateur ... finished fifth in stroke play and advanced to the second round of match play at the U.S.

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Amateur ... tied for seventh at the 2006 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship ... during the summer of 2005 was ranked 12th in the country among junior amateur players. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Aptos High School in Aptos, Calif. ... was the 2005 FCWT Player of the Year ... won the 2004 Northern California Championship and the 2004 CIF state high school championship, recording a hole-in-one at the event ... advanced to the second round of the 2004 California State Amateur and won the 2004 FCWT Sun Devil Junior Golf Classic at ASU’s Karsten Golf Course ... lettered four years. PERSONAL: Eddie Ryan Olson was born July 13, 1987, in Santa Cruz, Calif. ... son of Marlene Olson ... has a sister, Alli (18) ... majoring in university studies.


Olson's Career Finishes

2005-06 Place T92nd

Tournament University of Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate

Scores 84-79-79—242

2006-07 Place T23rd T38th T20th T19th T31st T23rd T23rd T37th 29th T71st

Tournament William H. Tucker Invitational PING Preview PING Arizona Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship Morris Williams Intercollegiate National Invitational Tournament ASU Thunderbird Invitational Mountain West Conference Championship NCAA West Regional

Scores 73-77-72—222 76-70-71—217 72-68-71—211 68-70-74—212 77-76-72—225 74-72—146 70-72-74—216 74-71-73—218 71-77-75—223 68-74-72—214

2007-08 Place T36th T29th T10th T23rd T44th T12th T27th T15th T10th T29th 1st T111th

Tournament Inverness Intercollegiate PING/Golfweek Preview Shoot-Out at Angel Park Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Turtle Bay Intercollegiate PING Arizona Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship National Invitational Tournament Morris Williams Intercollegiate Mountain West Conference Championship NCAA West Regional

Scores 78-75-72—225 74-74-75—223 73-70-71—214 70-70-71—211 73-68-70—211 72-74-65—211 67-69-75—211 71-73-76—220 68-73-73—214 76-71-77—224 70-69-70—209 77-77-80—234

2008-09 Place 3rd T1st T2nd T10th T44th T16th 5th WD T71st T9th T13th 9th

Tournament Scores Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational 69-71-69—209 William H. Tucker Invitational 67-74-70—211 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 66-70-69—205 Turtle Bay Intercollegiate 67-73-71—211 Arizona Intercollegiate 75-70-79—224 John Burns Intercollegiate 71-67-73—211 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 73-71-69—213 National Invitational Tournament 68-73-WD—WD Morris Williams Intercollegiate 79-82-75—236 ASU Thunderbird Invitational 68-75-70—213 Mountain West Conference Championship 73-65-76—214 NCAA Regional 72-69-77—218

YEAR 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 TOTALS

RDS 3 29 36 35 103

STR 242 2104 2607 2506 7459

Olson won medalist honors at the 2008 MWC Championship

Olson named All-MWC in 2007-08

Olson named All-MWC in 2008-09

Olson's Career Scorecard AVG 80.67 72.55 72.42 71.60 72.42

TOP 20 0 2 5 8 15

TOP 10 0 0 3 7 10

TOP 5 0 0 1 4 5

RDS PAR OR BETTER 0 14 16 20 50


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Wash. ... was the 4A state high school champion in 2007 and 2009 ... finished third in 2008 ... named the 2008 WJGA Player of the Year ... played in the 2008 USGA Junior Amateur National Championship where he finished 18th out of 154 golfers ... named to the Hogan Cup team in 2006 and 2007 ... was a 2007 second-team All-America by the Future Collegiate World Tour ... lettered four years on the golf team. PERSONAL: Kevin Lewis Penner was born Dec. 29, 1990, in Decatur, Ala. ... the son of Diane and Doug Penner ... his father played baseball and his mother played softball at Kansas State ... majoring in business ... has a sister, Christy (22). KNIGHT ON PENNER: “Kevin is a nice addition to our program. He has come to us with good credentials and will add quite a bit to the depth of our team. He will figure into our plans rather prominently.�

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Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his fourth season with the Rebel program ... has played in six tournaments in his Rebel career, totalling 18 rounds ... a local product who transferred to UNLV in 2006 after spending one season at USC. 2008-09: Named a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete for the third time ... has a 3.93 cumulative grade point average in accounting ... played in two tournaments ... turned in the best finish of his career with a tie for 16th at the John Burns Intercollegiate ... won the Bruce Parker Award for the third straight year, which goes to the Rebel with the highest grade point average on the team. 2007-08: One of two Rebels to be named a MWC Scholar-Athlete ... it marks the second straight year earning the conference's highest academic honor ... won the Parker Award for the second straight year, which goes to the Rebel with the highest grade point average on the team ... played in two tournaments totalling six rounds ... his best finish was a tie for 70th at the Shoot-Out at Angel Park ... had a scoring average of 80.00. 2006-07: One of three Rebels to be named a MWC Scholar-Athlete ... Won the Parker Award, which goes to the Rebel with the highest grade point average on the team ... played in two tournaments totalling six rounds ... his best finish was a tie for 42nd at UNLV's home tournament, the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... had a scoring average of 76.67. AT USC: Attended the University of Southern California in 2005-06 ... did not play at USC, making 2005-06 his redshirt year. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas ... won the Nevada 4A state championship in 2003 ... was named the Sunset Division’s Player of the Year in 2004 ... he also earned academic all-state honors three times ... lettered all four years ... the Gaels won the state 4A championship in 2002 and 2003. PERSONAL: Michael J. Pinjuv was born Dec. 29, 1986, in Redlands, Calif. ... goes by Johnny ... son of Joanne and Jim Pinjuv ... has two siblings, brother Jordan (27) and sister Anndise (9) ... majoring in accounting.

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Pinjuv's Career Finishes

2006-07 Place 86th T42nd

Tournament Scores District 7 Shootout 78-77-77—232 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 77-74-77—228

2007-08 Place T70th 79th

Tournament Scores Shoot-Out at Angel Park 77-77-75—229 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 90-81-80—251

2008-09 Place T16th 80th

Tournament Scores John Burns Intercollegiate 83-74-80—237 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 92-82-90—264

YEAR 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 TOTALS

RDS 6 6 6 18

STR 460 480 501 1441

Pinjuv's Career Scorecard AVG 76.67 80.00 83.50 80.06

TOP 20 0 0 0 0

TOP 10 0 0 0 0

TOP 5 0 0 0 0

RDS PAR OR BETTER 0 0 0 0


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his second year with the Rebels. 2008-09: Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... also was named a MWC Scholar-Athlete ... played in 11 tournaments, totalling 33 rounds ... recorded three top-20 finishes, including one top 10 ... his best finish was a tie for ninth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... shot in the 60s twice ... his opening-round 67 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship was his low round ... averaged 74.21 per round, which was fifth on the team. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Colfax High School in Colfax, Calif. ... lettered three years for the Falcons program ... did not play in 2007 ... led his team to the Pioneer Valley League championship each of his three years and won the regional in 2008 ... coached by John Lamb ... recorded top-10 finishes at the 2006 and 2007 Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Calif ... was the top-ranked player in the 2007 Junior Golf Association of Northern California (JGANC) rankings ... played in the 2006 and 2007 Junior Americas Cup matches for the Northern California team. PERSONAL: Colbin Richard Smith was born Feb. 10, 1990, in Roseville, Calif. ... the son of Joel and Dennette Smith ... has an older brother, Trenton (22) ... majoring in finance ... hobbies include rock climbing, cycling, fly fishing and hiking.

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2008-09 Place T39th 58th T42nd T15th T83rd T9th T29th T47th T67th T20th T37th

Smith's Career Finishes Tournament Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Arizona Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship National Invitational Tournament Morris Williams Intercollegiate ASU Thunderbird Invitational Mountain West Conference Championship NCAA Regional

YEAR 2008-09 TOTALS

RDS 33 33

STR 2449 2449

Scores 73-72-77—222 75-78-77—230 71-75-72—218 71-70-75—216 73-78-78—229 67-73-77—217 72-70-79—221 75-78-79—232 76-75-71—222 75-73-68—216 73-75-78—226

Smith's Career Scorecard AVG 74.21 74.21

TOP 20 3 3

TOP 10 1 1

TOP 5 0 0

RDS PAR OR BETTER 10 10


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his fourth season with the Rebel program ... has played in six career tournaments, totalling 18 rounds ... has one top-10 finish and has a career scoring average of 75.17 ... has shot five rounds at par or better. 2008-09: Played in five tournaments, totalling 15 rounds ... recorded one top-10 finish with a tie for ninth place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... shot in the 60s three times ... shot a career-low 68 during the final round of the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate and another 68 during the second round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... averaged 74.47 per round ... shot three rounds under par and one at even par. 2007-08: Played in one tournament totalling three rounds ... finished 66th at UNLV's home tournament, the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... shot one round under par, a 70 during the second round ... had a scoring average of 78.67. 2006-07: Came to UNLV in the spring of 2007, which made 2006-07 his redshirt year. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Riverside Poly High School in Riverside, Calif. ... lettered two years on varsity ... his team was 18-2 and won the Ivy League title ... he also played basketball in 2004-05 and was the team's point guard. PERSONAL: Jeremiah Lamar Wooding was born Oct. 9, 1988, in Orange County, Calif. ... son of David and Karen Wooding ... has a brother, Joshua (24), who played golf at USC ... his relative Randall Hunt is a professional golfer ... majoring in sociology.

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2007-08 Place 66th 2008-09 Place T34th T52nd T49th T9th T73rd

Wooding's Career Finishes Tournament Scores Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 79-70-87—236 Tournament Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational William H. Tucker Invitational Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship National Invitational Tournament

YEAR 2007-08 2008-09 TOTALS

RDS 3 15 18

STR 236 1117 1353

Scores 69-77-75—221 80-76-72—228 77-74-68—219 73-68-76—217 79-79-74—232

Wooding's Career Scorecard AVG 78.67 74.47 75.17

TOP 20 0 1 1

TOP 10 0 1 1

TOP 5 0 0 0

RDS PAR OR BETTER 1 4 5


All-Time Roster

-A-

Adams, Kent (1984-85) Anderson, Jeremy (1996-00) Askew, Brandon (2000-03)

-B-

Bandy, John (1986-88) Baran, Hank Barnhart, Hollis (1970-74) Baugh, Matt (1988-90) Belt, Jerry (1981-84) Berry, Charles (1983-87) Berry, Chris (1995-99) Bisbee, Jeff (1983-87) Blanchard, Greg Bowler, George Brown, Doug (1983-86)

-C-

Campbell, Chad (1994-96) Carlson, Mitch (2002-2004) Carrigan, Kevin (2007-08) Carter, Marshall Chew III, Frederick (1992-93) Coffin, Bob Colleran, Dan Cooke, Scott (1987-88) Corbett, Clark (2000-02) Cortes, J.C. (1988-91) Creighton, Alan (1995-97)

-D-

Davis, Brien (1998-03) Deacon, J.C. (2001-05) Denton, Troy (2001-06) Dolan, Kim Dorsey, Daron (1994-98) Downs, Dennis (1985-86)

-E-

Edwards. Matt (2003-04) Elliott, Bob (1988-89) Ellsworth, John (1984-86) Ernst, Derek (2008-pres.) Eubank, Tom

-F-

Fink, Jim (1986-87) Fischer, Steve (1984-87) Foulds, Brett (1999-02)

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Fowles, Casey (2004-06) Frola, Art Fryatt, Edward (1991-94)

-g-

Gatto, C.J. (2003-08) Goethals, Brandon (1988-92) Gonzales, Andres (2003-06) Goyen, Hub (1988-91) Grant, Steve Green, Connor (2008-09) Grogan, Tim (1988-90)

-H-

Hall, John Hamblin, Mike Han, Seung-su (2005-08) Hart, Stacey Hoffman, Charley (1995-99) Howard, Craig (1990-91) Husted, Rick (1984-85) Hunt, Sam (2003-07)

-J-

Johnson, Dave (1990-95) Johnson, Hunter (1995-96)

-K-

Kanda, Brett (2005-pres.) Kearney, Mike Keeney, Ryan (2002-07) Kendall, Skip (1982-86) Kenyon, Dave Kepler, Jim Kinsinger, Matt (2003-08) Kirk, Michael (1998-00) Klabacka, Matt Kolb, Todd (1988-90) Kupeyan, Calvin (1999-03)

-L-

Lander, Scott (1996-01) Lane, Scott Leadbetter, Andy (2003-04) Lee, David (1993-94) Lee, Justin (2000-01) Leon, Chris (1988-91) Loska, Brandon (2004-08) Love, T.J. (1992-93) Ludian, Scott

Lunde, Bill (1993-98)

-M-

Mariano, Carl Martin, Cameron (1988-89) Mays, Tyler (1998-01) McCullough, Lance (1994-95) McGraw, Jeff (1996) McNee, Bruce Miller, John (1983-87) Montgomery, Monte (1989-92) Moon, Ji (2007-09) Moore, Ryan (2001-05) Morales, Gilberto (1993-97) Mrva, Fran Mullaney, Rob Mullen, Bruce (1988-89)

-N-

Neff, Joe (1984-88) Nottingham, Brandon (1993-95) Nygard, Russ (1996)

-O-

O’Connor, Bill (1985-89) O’Shea, Darin Oh, James (2000-01) Oh, Ted (1995-97) Olson, Eddie (2005-pres.) Osborn, Darin (1988-92)

-P-

Pedigo, Kevin (1986-88) Pinjuv, Johnny (2006-pres.) Posey, Ryan (2002-03)

-R-

Raitt, Andrew (1990-92) Rebollar, Daniel (1989-90) Rick, Tony (1983-85) Riley, Chris (1992-96) Ruiz, Mike (1994-97)

-S-

Saari, Steve (1986-87) Sanchez, Ron Schroeder, Eric (1990-94)

Schultz, Dave Schutte, Warren (1989-93) Scott, Adam (1998-99) Seefus, Doug (1986-87) Sellinger, Art (1984-85) Seven, Rick (1979-81) Smith, Colby (2008-pres.) Smith, Scott (1984-85) Speer, Don Starks, Mike Strandberg, Alexander (1999-00) Sul, Robert (1998-01) Sutton, Scott (1984-85) Sweeney, Tim (1985-86)

-T-

Texter, Jarred (2004-08) Thompson, Gary (1989-91) Thornley, Christian (1997-01) Todd, Matt (1991-95) Tracey, John (1984-85) Trimble, Blake (2005-07) Turner, Gary Turner, Steve

-V-

Vance, Mike (1992-97) Vildhoj, Morten (1997-98) Von Hake, Carl

-W-

Weston, Wes Whisman, Travis (2000-05) Whitaker, Chase (1992-95) Williams, Dale Wingfield, Scott (1997-01) Wooding, Jeremiah (2007-pres.) Wright, Jay

-Z-

Zankl, Scott (1992-94)

Active players in BOLD.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

This roster is a work in progress. Please notify the UNLV Sports Information Office at (702) 8953207 with corrections.


1998 National Champions

May 30, 1998 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was a lucky seventh for the UNLV golf team. The top-ranked Rebels, under head coach Dwaine Knight, withstood a final-round rally from Clemson and won their first-ever NCAA men’s golf title by three shots at the University of New Mexico’s Championship Golf Course (par 72, 2,748 yards). It marks only the second team national championship for UNLV in any sport as the men’s basketball team won in 1990. The Rebels, who won their record-breaking seventh tournament of the season, shot a finalround one-over-par 289 and finished the tournament at 34-under-par 1,118, setting the record for the lowest total in NCAA Championships history. The old mark was 23-under par, which was set by Arizona in 1992 and repeated by Stanford in 1994. UNLV also broke the NCAA Championships record for lowest score after the second-round. The Rebels were at 23-under par after the 36-hole cut, eclipsing the old mark set by Stanford in 1994 at 11-under. Knight, who’s best finish before this year at the NCAA Championships was second in 1996,

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then failed to make the cut in 1997, led his team to the title in only his 10th try with the Rebels. “This year we have won when we were ahead going into the final round, when we were coming from behind and when we were even,” Knight said. “The experience that we gained during the year really helped today. When you win a lot, you get comfortable with the fact that it will always come down to the final holes. It did today and we were ready.” Knight was also impressed with the way his team battled from the very beginning of the season and persevered. “After not making the cut last year and losing the players we did, for this team to gain the No. 1 spot again, coming in expected to win, and with the pressure, holding on for the victory makes me very proud.” Clemson finished 31-under par in second place, while Georgia Tech was second at 30-under, Oklahoma State was fourth at 25-under and Arizona State rounds out the top five, finishing 22-under par. Freshman James McLean of Minnesota shot a final-round 69 and hung on for the individual championship at 17-under-par 271.

“It’s a big thrill coming over from Australia and win it,” McLean said. “I was only a top-five or ten player there and to win it here (in the United States) means a lot. All of the best players are over here and I came here to play with the best.” With his 17-under, McLean tied the NCAA record held by John Inman (North Carolina, 1984), Phil Mickelson (Arizona State, 1992) and Justin Leonard (Texas, 1994) for lowest tournament total. UNLV junior Chris Berry, who had a nightmare of a tournament in 1996, as he finished dead last, led the Rebels and finished in a tie for second place one shot back at 16-under. “I am so proud of Chris,” Knight said. “For him to comeback and lead us to victory after his previous NCAA performance is just so special.” “One of the things that made me play so well was looking at the scoreboards,” Berry said. “When the team went low in the second round I kept looking at the updates on the board and we kept getting lower and lower. It really fired me up and I just wanted to help the team.” Also tying for second was Stanford’s Joel Kribel, TCU’s J.J. Henry and Clemson’s Charles Warren.


1998 National Champions

Jeremy Anderson proudly shows the 18th green’s flag.

Head Coach Dwaine Knight addresses the crowd after winning the championship.

Charley Hoffman and Casey Whalen begin to celebrate. The team in front of the leaderboard.

Knight kisses the 18th green.

Knight and Anderson share a special moment.

This Chris Berry shot saved the championship.

UNLV with its championship trophy. 75


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The Rebels with the trophy at their downtown rally.

Knight shares a moment with his parents at the downtown reception.

Knight addresses his fans after the team arrived back in Las Vegas.

Knight is presented with the Sears Trophy following the victory.

Knight with Lied Foundation Trustee Christina Hixon.

The Rebels and Hey Reb pose for a photo in front of their plane.

Knight shows Las Vegas his trophy.

Knight signs an autograph for a lucky fan.

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(L-R) Bob Cole, Christina Hixson, Knight, Tom Hartley and Charles Baron at the downtown reception.


1998 National Champions

Rebel gear was displayed at the Official All-Star Cafe following the championship.

Knight and Bill Lunde were honored at the Official All-Star Cafe.

Knight and the team were presented the Golfweek/Taylor Made No. 1 ranking trophy at the Sept. 12, 1998 football game.

Knight with his wife Debbie and Hey Reb.

The 1997-98 starting five and coaches. The Sears Trophy.

The Rebels were honored with a procession down Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

UNLV in front of a billboard honoring its accomplishment of being on top of the polls.

Following the championship, Steve Wynn hosted the team at Shadow Creek. 77


1998 National Champions

February 3, 1999

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A Day With The Thunderbirds


1998 National Champions

November 8, 1999

A Day With The President

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1991 National Champion

June 9, 1991 UNLV’s Schutte Wins NCAA Golf Title With 67 Las Vegas Review-Journal

of Georgia Tech as UNLV charged from 19th to eighth with a final-round score of 285, the

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- UNLV sopho-

best finishing round of the tournament.

more Warren Schutte made NCAA history

Saturday while stopping the historic chances

Dwaine Knight, exclaimed after watching the

of Arizona State’s Phil Mickelson.

Big West Conference Player of the Year win

Schutte shot a tournament-low round of

his fourth straight tournament on the strength

five-under par 67 at Poppy Hills to become the

of six birdies and an eagle. “Physically and

first foreign-born player to win the NCAA Golf

fundamentally his game has improved, but

Championships.

the biggest improvement he has made is

mentally. His composure now is one of the

“The key for me today is that I played

“Absolutely incredible,” Schutte’s coach,

the par fives at six-under and had four eagle

best I’ve ever seen.”

putts,” said Schutte, of Durban, South Africa.

Schutte’s four-day 72-70-74-67--283 was

DeSerrano shot a 70 and sophomores Jaxon

good for a three-shot victory over David Duval

Brigman and Craig Hainline added 72s as

In team competition, senior Scott

Oklahoma State won its seventh team championship and first since 1987. The Cowboys, who led after the second round, scored 287 for a 1,161 total to overtake North Carolina. The Tar Heels, who led

Schutte was on top of the collegiate golf world in 1991.

by three strokes after the third round, shot 297 to finish at 1,168. Mickelson, the U.S. Amateur champion, failed in his bid to join Ben Crenshaw, formerly of Texas, as the only three-time individual champion. The left-hander, one of only three golfers to win a PGA Tour event as an amateur, finished in a five-way tie for fourth at 289. Rounding out UNLV’s scores were Monte Montgomery, 80-7578-70--303; Chris Leon, 77-74-7876--305; Darin Osborne, 80-73-8073--306; and Andrew Raitt, 84-75The NCAA crown was Schutte’s fourth straight win.

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75-75--309.

“This carries a lot of weight for our pro-

gram,” said Knight, whose team enjoyed its highest finish ever in the finals after placing 18th last year and 27th in 1989.

“This shows a lot,” Schutte said. “We played

with a lot of guts and a lot of pride. That says a lot about the program.” Schutte becomes first rebel golfer inducted to unlv hall of fame Warren Schutte was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. He was the school’s first men’s individual national champion in any sport and he also holds the honor of being the first-ever Rebel golfer inducted. Former Rebel golfers Chad Campbell and Chris Riley were both inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2008, UNLV's 1998 national championship team was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.


2004 National Champion

June 4, 2004 UNLV’s Moore Wins National Championship HOT SPRINGS, Va. -- UNLV junior Ryan Moore won the second individual men's golf national championship in school history as he completed his final round with a 66 at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. Playing in a steady, cold rain, Moore, the nation's second-ranked player, won the title by six strokes over Wake Forest's Bill Haas and Arizona's Chris Nallen, ranked No. 1 and No. 4 respectively. "It's hard to put it into words right now," Moore said of his win. "It means a lot. This was the goal at the beginning of the year, just to even get here. So to pull out a victory, it's hard to put it into words right now." "I've played six rounds of golf with Ryan this week, four rounds and two practice rounds, and it was pretty special," said Haas. "He shot a 66 in the final round. I would have had to shoot a 62 just to tie him. So I didn't really have a shot. So my hat's off to him. He beat me. I played my game and he played better." With the victory, Moore brings home UNLV's third national title in men's golf. Warren Schutte won the individual crown in

1991, and the Rebels captured the team title in 1998. "I'm really proud of him," head coach Dwaine Knight said. "I thought it was a fabulous round when he needed it. He's been so consistent all year, and this was another great round under tough conditions." Moore, of Puyallup, Wash., finished the 72-hole tournament at 13-under par. He carded rounds of 67, 70, 64 and 66 at the par-70, 6,679-yard Cascades Course at the Homestead Resort, including 20 birdies and an eagle. "I wasn't worried about anyone else," Moore said. "I was just out there trying to take care of my own business and play the way I knew I could. I knew, with a couple of shots lead, that if I went out and played a solid round, then I'd be virtually uncatchable, especially with the rain and the conditions today. It was that irritating weather, which kind of gets to you after a while. But I wasn't going out there thinking I could shoot 72 or 73 and pull it out. I knew I had to play good with these guys chasing me." In winning his third tournament of the year, Moore becomes the first player since Arizona State's Jim Carter in 1983 to take the NCAA Championship while playing as an individual without his team. The win was not just his third of the year, but his third in his last five tournaments. In fact, the Rebel ace has not finished worse than third since late March. He also claimed the Palmer Award, presented annually to the national champion, and

unsurprisingly earned first-team All-American honors. Along with the honors, Moore also etched his name into the school record books in a few places. With a total score of 267, he broke Chris Berry's school record for low 72-hole score by five strokes. His 69.38 scoring average also shattered the school's single season record of 70.85 held by Jeremy Anderson, and his career scoring average of 71.15 bested Anderson's 72.01 total. He also carded the school's best first, third and final round scores in the NCAA Championship, and his third-round 64 is the lowest total by any Rebel at the national finals.

Moore won the NCAA Championship by six strokes.

In addition to the NCAA title, Moore also won the 2004 U.S. Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links, Western Amateur and Sahalee Players Championships. 81


Setting A New Standard

RYAN MOORE

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The most heralded player in the UNLV golf program’s history, former Rebel golfer Ryan Moore experienced unequaled success at the collegiate and amateur levels beginning with the summer of 2004. Moore’s college career, which ran from 2001-05, was unparalleled, both in terms of his senioryear accomplishments as well as his sustained performance while competing for UNLV. In his senior year alone, he competed in nine college events, winning three times and finishing third in three others. In fact, he never finished lower than sixth place in any of the tournaments he played in. Moore also capped his final year with a fifth-place finish at the 2005 NCAA Championship, an event he won in 2004. His 28-round scoring average of 69.29 was tops in the nation and set the UNLV seasonal record. For his college career, he played in 136 rounds and turned in a scoring average of 70.76. He also placed 13th at the 2005 Masters, earning him low amateur honors and a return trip to Augusta in 2006. Moore’s incredible senior season was rewarded with the recognition of winning every major player of the year honor that is given out in collegiate golf - the Ben Hogan Award, the Nicklaus Award and the Haskins Award. Moore became just the second UNLV student-athlete to win his respective sport’s national player of the year award - the first was men’s basketball’s Larry Johnson in 1991. Moore also received national attention when he set a new standard in amateur golf in 2004 by winning five major amateur championships, a feat that may never be matched. He captured the U.S. Amateur, the NCAA, the U.S. Amateur Public Links, the Western Amateur and the Sahalee Players Championships to become the first golfer to ever win all five events in the same year. The four-time All-American became just the third UNLV golfer in program history to earn first team honors twice (2004 and 2005). He also captured the Golfstat Cup title in 2004-05, which is awarded annually to the college golfer with the lowest yearly scoring average as was the nation’s top-ranked player for the entire season. His 69.29 was the second lowest seasonal scoring average in NCAA history. Moore was also named the Mountain West Conference Golfer of the Year for the second straight season in 2004-05 and made the All-MWC team for the fourth time. He captured UNLV’s Sportsman of the Year award all four of his years at UNLV. Moore is currently on the PGA Tour and won his first career professional tournament at the 2009 Wyndham Championship.


Media Exposure

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Media Exposure

New York Times

, with Ryan Sports Broadcaster Jim Nantz, a CBS er. nn Hogan Award Di Moore at the 2005

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USA Today


Rebel Records Records since 1988-89 unless otherwise noted

Individual Tournament Records Low 18

1. 2. 13.

63 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65

Jeremy Anderson Jarred Texter Travis Whisman Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Chris Riley Warren Schutte Edward Fryatt Eddie Olson Brett Kanda Brett Kanda Eddie Olson Seung-su Han Seung-su Han Seung-su Han Jarred Texter Ryan Moore Jarred Texter Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Keeney Adam Scott Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Chris Berry Bill Lunde Bill Lunde Bill Lunde Mike Ruiz Warren Schutte Hub Goyen

Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr.

1998-99 2006-07 2004-05 2004-05 2003-04 2003-04 2003-04 2003-04 1999-00 1993-94 1992-93 1992-93 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2007-08 2007-08 2007-08 2006-07 2006-07 2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 1998-99 1998-99 1997-98 1997-98 1997-98 1997-98 1996-97 1994-95 1991-92 1989-90

Low 54

Adam Scott’s round of 65 at the 1999 John A. Burns Intercollegiate marked the first time a UNLV freshman had scored that low in a round.

1. 2. 3. 6. 9. 13. 16. 19.

196 198 201 201 201 202 202 202 203 203 203 203 204 204 204 205 205 205 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206

Savane College All-America PING Arizona Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Champ. John A. Burns Intercollegiate NCAA Championships National Invitation Tournament Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Preview by PING and Golfweek Golf World Collegiate Invitational William H. Tucker Intercollegiate GolfWorld Collegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate Mountain West Conference Championship Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational PING Arizona Intercollegiate Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Mountain West Conference Champ. John Burns Intercollegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate Nelson Invitational William H. Tucker Invitational John A. Burns Intercollegiate ASU Invitational John A. Burns Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate GolfWorld Invitational John A. Burns Intercollegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate NCAA Championships Big Island Intercollegiate Big West Championships NCAA West Regional NCAA West Regional Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Hub Goyen Seung-su Han Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Travis Whisman Michael Kirk Jeremy Anderson Chris Berry C.J. Gatto Adam Scott Chris Riley Seung-su Han Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Eddie Olson Derek Ernst Jarred Texter Jarred Texter Blake Trimble Andres Gonzales Jarred Texter Ryan Moore Jarred Texter Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Chris Riley Ed Fryatt Warren Schutte James Oh

Low 72 (NCAA Championship)

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1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8. 10. 12.

267 272 279 279 281 281 282 283 283 285 285 287 287 287

Ryan Moore Chris Berry Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk Bill Lunde Chris Riley Ryan Moore Charley Hoffman Warren Schutte Jeremy Anderson Ed Fryatt Gilberto Morales Chris Riley Warren Schutte

Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Jr.

2003-04 1997-98 1999-00 1999-00 1997-98 1993-94 2004-05 1997-98 1990-91 1997-98 1991-92 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92

Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr.

Jeremy Anderson holds the school record for low 18-hole round with a 63 at the Savane College All-America in 1998-99.

2004-05 1999-00 2003-04 1998-99 1989-90 2007-08 2003-04 2003-04 2003-04 1998-99 1997-98 1997-98 2006-07 1999-00 1993-94 2007-08 2004-05 1999-00 2008-09 2008-09 2006-07 2006-07 2006-07 2005-06 2005-06 2004-05 2004-05 2003-04 2003-04 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 2000-01

John A. Burns Intercollegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Savane All-American NCAA West Regional Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ASU Thunderbird Invitational Western Refining All-America Classic Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate GolfWorld Invitational John A. Burns Intercollegiate PING Arizona Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate John Hancock All-American Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Williams H. Tucker Invitational Golf World Collegiate Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate PING Arizona Intercollegiate College All-America Golf Classic District 7 Shootout Cougar Classic John Burns Intercollegiate Hall of Fame Invitational Nelson Invitational Mountain West Conference Champs John A. Buns Intercollegiate William H. Tucker Intercollegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate Big West Championships John A. Burns Intercollegiate

Chris Berry’s 16-under par finish at the 1998 NCAA Championship sealed the Rebels’ first national title.


Rebel Records Individual Season Records Scoring Average 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. 21. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 31. 33. 34. 35. 37. 38. 40.

69.29 69.39 70.85 71.18 71.33 71.40 71.60 71.65 71.70 71.83 71.83 72.08 72.09 72.10 72.23 72.29 72.33 72.38 72.38 72.39 72.42 72.42 72.44 72.46 72.47 72.51 72.52 72.53 72.55 72.55 72.56 72.56 72.58 72.64 72.75 72.75 72.77 72.79 72.79 72.80

Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Chris Riley Seung-su Han Jarred Texter Eddie Olson Michael Kirk Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Bill Lunde Andres Gonzales Travis Whisman Warren Schutte Andres Gonzales Ryan Keeney Brandon Loska Seung-su Han Jeremy Anderson Sam Hunt Eddie Olson Warren Schutte Travis Whisman Ryan Keeney Jarred Texter Charley Hoffman Ed Fryatt C.J. Gatto Derek Ernst Eddie Olson Ryan Moore Scott Lander Warren Schutte Chris Riley Matt Kinsinger Calvin Kupeyan Michael Kirk Matt Kinsinger Ted Oh Monte Montgomery

Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. So. So. So. So. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr.

2004-05 2003-04 1999-00 1993-94 2007-08 2006-07 2008-09 1999-00 2002-03 1997-98 1997-98 2005-06 2004-05 1991-92 2004-05 2004-05 2007-08 2006-07 1998-99 2004-05 2007-08 1990-91 2002-03 2006-07 2005-06 1997-98 1992-93 2006-07 2008-09 2006-07 2001-02 2000-01 1992-93 1994-95 2004-05 1999-00 1998-99 2007-08 1996-97 1991-92

Ryan Moore turned in the top seasonal scoring average in Rebel history in back-to-back seasons and recorded the lowest 54-hole tournament total with 196 at the Burns in 2004-05.

Warren Schutte ended the 1991 season with four straight victories, still the most wins in a season by any Rebel player.

Since the 1993-94 season, nobody has come close to matching the 49 rounds played by Ed Fryatt (left) and Chris Riley.

Rounds 1. 3. 5. 10.

49 49 48 48 45 45 45 45 45 44 44 44

Chris Riley Ed Fryatt Ed Fryatt Warren Schutte Warren Schutte Chris Riley Monte Montgomery Ed Fryatt Hub Goyen Chris Riley Chad Campbell Gilberto Morales

So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So.

Victories (Since 1985-86) 1. 2. 5. 10.

4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Warren Schutte Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Chris Riley Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Ed Fryatt Ed Fryatt Hub Goyen Eddie Olson Eddie Olson Matt Kinsinger Andres Gonzales Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk Chris Berry Michael Kirk Bill Lunde Chad Campbell Ted Oh Chris Riley Warren Schutte Warren Schutte Hub Goyen Steve Fischer

Consecutive Victories 1. 2.

4 2

Warren Schutte Ed Fryatt

1993-94 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 1992-93 1992-93 1991-92 1991-92 1988-89 1994-95 1994-95 1994-95

So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr.

1990-91 2004-05 2003-04 1993-94 1998-99 1997-98 1993-94 1992-93 1989-90 2008-09 2007-08 2005-06 2005-06 2002-03 1999-00 1999-00 1998-99 1998-99 1996-97 1995-96 1995-96 1994-95 1991-92 1989-90 1988-89 1985-86

So. Jr.

1990-91 1992-93

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Rebel Records Individual Career Records Scoring Average (Min. 42 rounds) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22. 23. 24.

70.76 72.01 72.20 72.31 72.42 72.65 72.68 72.72 72.72 72.79 72.94 73.11 73.17 73.31 73.36 73.38 73.46 73.52 73.54 73.56 73.56 73.63 73.82 73.91

Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk Seung-su Han Eddie Olson Chris Riley Warren Schutte Jarred Texter Travis Whisman Andres Gonzales Ed Fryatt Ji Moon Hub Goyen Matt Kinsinger C.J. Gatto Ryan Keeney Brett Kanda Adam Scott Charley Hoffman Bill Lunde Scott Lander Monte Montgomery Mike Ruiz Ted Oh

Victories 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

7 6 5 4 4 2 2

Rounds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 16.

179 178 170 154 142 139 136 132 126 125 125 124 117 103 103 102

136-9,624 154-11,089 79-5,704 101-7,303 103-7,459 178-12,932 179-13,009 126-9,163 124-9,018 90-6,551 142-10,358 63-4,606 103-7,536 75-5,498 83-6,089 89-6,531 80-5,577 42-3,088 90-6,619 102-7,503 125-9,195 125-9,204 139-10,261 76-5,617

Ryan Moore Warren Schutte Jeremy Anderson Chris Riley Ed Fryatt Eddie Olson Michael Kirk

2001-05 1989-93 1996-00 1992-96 1991-94 2005-SA 1998-00

Warren Schutte Chris Riley Darin Osborn Jeremy Anderson Ed Fryatt Mike Ruiz Ryan Moore Gilberto Morales Jarred Texter Scott Lander Monte Montgomery Travis Whisman Brandon Goethals Eddie Olson Hub Goyen Bill Lunde

1989-93 1992-96 1988-92 1996-00 1991-94 1993-97 2001-05 1993-97 2004-08 1996-01 1989-92 2000-05 1988-92 2005-SA 1988-91 1994-98

2001-05 1996-00 1998-00 2005-08 2005-SA 1992-96 1989-93 2004-08 2000-05 2003-06 1991-94 2007-09 1988-91 2004-08 2004-08 2002-07 2006-SA 1998-99 1995-99 1994-98 1996-01 1989-92 1993-97 1995-97

1. 2. 3. 6. 8.

7 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1997-98 1998-99 1996-97 1995-96 1993-94 2004-05 1994-95 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 1992-93 1991-92 1990-91 1989-90

WINNING PERCENTAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 13. 15.

.467 (7-15) .385 (5-13) .286 (4-14) .267 (4-15) .267 (4-15) .250 (3-12) .200 (3-15) .167 (2-12) .167 (2-12) .167 (2-12) .167 (2-12) .167 (2-12) .143 (2-14) .143 (2-14) .133 (2-15) .133 (2-15)

1997-98 1998-99 1995-96 1996-97 1993-94 2004-05 1994-95 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2001-02 1990-91 1989-90 1992-93 1991-92

The school’s first All-American in golf, Hub Goyen marched to the Rebels’ first individual win in the postseason at the 1990 West Regional.

Consecutive Victories 1. 2.

3 2 2 2 2

1997-98 2001-02 1998-99 (twice) 1993-94 1992-93

MEDALISTS (Since ‘85-86) 1. 4. 7.

Michael Kirk ranks third on the school’s career scoring average list at 72.20.

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Team Season Records Victories

4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

1998-99 1993-94 1990-91 2004-05 2003-04 1989-90 2005-06 1997-98 1995-96 1992-93 1999-00

Ryan Moore holds the best career scoring average in Rebel golf history by more than one full stroke.

Consecutive MEDALISTS 1. 2.

4 2 2

1990-91 (Schutte, Schutte, Schutte, Schutte) 1993-94 (Riley, Fryatt) 1992-93 (Fryatt, Fryatt)

MARGIN OF VICTORY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 13. 15.

23 22 21 20 17 16 15 15 13 11 11 11 10 10 7

Mountain West Conference Championships Big West Championships Big West Championships William H. Tucker Intercollegiate Shoot-Out at Angel Park Big Island Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship NCAA West Regional Big West Championships William H. Tucker Invitational U.S. Collegiate Champ. John A. Burns Intercoll. Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship William H. Tucker Invitational three times

1999-00 1993-94 1995-96 1995-96 2007-08 1996-97 2004-05 1993-94 1992-93 2008-09 1998-99 1997-98 2005-06 2005-06


Rebel Records Year By Year TEAM STATISTICS Year 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

# of Tourn. 15 14 14 15 15 15 15 14 15 15 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Conf. Finish NCAA Reg. Finish NCAA Champ. Finish 4th (Big West) 5th 27th 2nd (Big West) 1st 18th 2nd (Big West) 3rd 8th 1st (Big West) 3rd 4th 1st (Big West) 4th 8th 1st (Big West) 1st 7th 2nd (Big West) 5th 15th 1st (Big West) 2nd 2nd 2nd (WAC) 1st 22nd 2nd (WAC) 3rd 1st 2nd (WAC) 2nd 6th 1st (MWC) 2nd 6th 5th (MWC) 11th N/A 1st (MWC) 3rd 23rd T4th (MWC) T3rd 13th 3rd (MWC) 11th N/A 2nd (MWC) 1st 8th 3rd (MWC) 10th 19th 2nd (MWC) T16th N/A 4th (MWC) 24th N/A 3rd (MWC) 7th N/A

Scoring Average

Year Player 1988-89 Hub Goyen 1989-90 Hub Goyen 1990-91 Warren Schutte 1991-92 Warren Schutte 1992-93 Ed Fryatt 1993-94 Chris Riley 1994-95 Chris Riley 1995-96 Mike Ruiz 1996-97 Ted Oh 1997-98 Jeremy Anderson Bill Lunde 1998-99 Jeremy Anderson 1999-00 Jeremy Anderson 2000-01 Scott Lander 2001-02 Ryan Moore 2002-03 Ryan Moore 2003-04 Ryan Moore 2004-05 Ryan Moore 2005-06 Andres Gonzales 2006-07 Jarred Texter 2007-08 Seung-su Han 2008-09 Eddie Olson

Class So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Avg. 73.55 72.86 72.42 72.10 72.52 71.18 72.64 73.86 72.79 71.83 71.83 72.38 70.85 72.56 72.56 71.70 69.39 69.29 72.08 71.40 71.33 71.60

Team 1st 1 2 2 2 2 4 3 4 4 7 5 1 0 2 1 0 3 2 2 2 2

Worst Finish Indiv. Champs 27th 2 18th 3 11th 4 8th 1 13th 2 11th 4 15th 1 10th 2 22nd 1 11th 2 8th 4 11th 2 16th 0 23rd 0 13th 1 12th 3 9th 3 19th 2 T16th 0 24th 1 12th 1

Ted Oh’s victory at the 1996 IGT/Rebel Classic is still the only win by a freshman in school history.

Wins

Scott Lander led the team and finished second in the MWC with a 72.56 scoring average as a senior in 2000-01.

Team 2nd 3 4 5 1 1 2 2 4 5 2 4 3 1 1 2 2 5 2 2 1 1

Year Player 1989-89 Hub Goyen 1989-90 Hub Goyen 1990-91 Warren Schutte 1991-92 Warren Schutte 1992-93 Ed Fryatt 1993-94 Chris Riley 1994-95 Chris Riley 1995-96 Chad Campbell Ted Oh 1996-97 Bill Lunde 1997-98 Jeremy Anderson 1998-99 Jeremy Anderson 1999-00 Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk 2000-01 None 2001-02 None 2002-03 Ryan Moore 2003-04 Ryan Moore 2004-05 Ryan Moore 2005-06 Andres Gonzales Matt Kinsinger 2007-08 Eddie Olson 2008-09 Eddie Olson

Class So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Wins 1 2 4 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1

So. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Jr.

1 3 3 1 1 1 1

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Champions Team Victories

2009 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 2008 William H. Tucker Invitational 2008 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 2007 Shoot-Out at Angel Park 2007 Morris Williams Intercollegiate 2007 PING Arizona Intercollegiate 2006 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 2005 William H. Tucker Invitational 2005 NCAA West Regional 2005 ASU Thunderbird Invitational 2005 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 2002 Turtle Bay Intercollegiate 2002 Mountain West Conference Championship 2002 Kepler Intercollegiate 2000 Mountain West Conference Championship 1999 Bellsouth Yellow Pages Intercollegiate 1999 U.S. Collegiate Golf Championship 1999 Golf Digest Collegiate Invitational 1999 John A. Burns Intercollegiate 1998 GolfWorld Collegiate Invitational 1998 NCAA Championship 1998 Bellsouth Yellow Pages Intercollegiate 1998 John A. Burns Intercollegiate 1998 Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate 1998 PING Arizona Intercollegiate 1998 Rolex Match Play Championship 1998 PING/Golfweek Preview 1997 NCAA West Regional 1997 Morris Williams Intercollegiate 1997 Taylor Made/Big Island Classic 1997 PING/GolfWeek Preview Invitational 1996 Big West Conference Championship 1996 Golf Digest Collegiate 1995 IGT/Rebel Classic 1995 William H. Tucker Invitational 1995 Morris Williams Intercollegiate 1995 IGT/Rebel Classic 1995 Topy Cup 1994 NCAA West Regional 1994 Big West Conference Championship 1993 IGT/Rebel Classic 1993 PING/GolfWeek Preview Invitational 1993 Big West Conference Championship 1993 BYU/Franklin Quest Cougar Classic 1992 Big West Conference Championship 1992 Taylor Made/Big Island Classic 1991 John A. Burns Invitational 1991 Western Intercollegiate 1990 NCAA West Regional 1989 UC Irvine Anteater Invitational 1989 New Mexico State Classic

The 1997-98 squad set the school record with seven team victories, including the NCAA title. 90

Warren Schutte won six tournaments in his career.

Eddie Olson Eddie Olson Matt Kinsinger Andres Gonzales Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Michael Kirk Jeremy Anderson Chris Berry Michael Kirk Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Bill Lunde Chad Campbell Ted Oh Chris Riley Ed Fryatt Chris Riley Ed Fryatt Chris Riley Chris Riley Ed Fryatt Ed Fryatt Warren Schutte Warren Schutte Warren Schutte Warren Schutte Warren Schutte Hub Goyen Hub Goyen Warren Schutte Hub Goyen Steve Fischer

With three wins during the 2004-05 season, Ryan Moore became the winningest Rebel in history with seven career victories.

Individual Medalists

2008 William H. Tucker Invitational 2008 Mountain West Conference Championship 2006 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 2005 William H. Tucker Invitational 2005 Hall of Fame Invitational 2005 John A. Burns Intercollegiate 2004 William H. Tucker Invitational 2004 NCAA Championship 2004 Mountain West Conference Championship 2004 National Invitation Tournament 2003 Toyota Men’s Collegiate Championship 2000 Mountain West Conference Championship 2000 John A. Burns Intercollegiate 1999 U.S. Collegiate Golf Championship 1999 John A. Burns Intercollegiate 1999 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 1999 Savane College All-America Golf Classic 1998 GolfWorld Invitational 1998 Bellsouth Yellow Pages Intercollegiate 1997 Taylor Made/Big Island Intercollegiate 1996 Golf Digest Collegiate 1995 IGT/Rebel Classic 1995 Topy Cup 1994 NCAA West Regional 1994 Big West Conference Championship 1993 IGT/Rebel Classic 1993 John Hancock All-American 1993 William H. Tucker Invitational 1993 Big West Conference Championship 1993 BYU/Franklin Quest Cougar Classic 1992 Big West Conference Championship 1991 Oak Tree Invitational 1991 Big West Conference Championship 1991 NCAA West Regional 1991 NCAA Championship 1990 NCAA West Regional 1990 BYU Cougar Classic 1989 New Mexico State Classic 1988 New Mexico State Classic 1985 Stanford U.S. Invitational


Postseason Records Team Victories All-Time:........................................... 10 Season:...................................2 (1994) Rounds Under Par Season:.................................10 (2000) Low Round Finals:.......................................269 (1998) First rd:................................284 (2005) ............................................284 (1998) ............................................284 (1992) Second rd:...........................269 (1998) Third rd:...............................276 (1998) Fourth rd:.............................281 (2000)

Hub Goyen’s shocking win at the 1990 NCAA West Regional in Las Cruces was outshined only by the team’s stunning victory, its first in a postseason event.

Chris Berry shot four straight sub-par rounds en route to a runner-up finish at the 1998 national finals.

Regional:..................................271 (1992) First rd:................................276 (1990) Second rd:...........................271 (1992) Third rd:...............................274 (1990) Conference:..............................271 (2009) First rd:................................275 (2007) Second rd:...........................271 (2009) Third rd:...............................278 (2005) ............................................278 (1990)

UNLV in the Record books NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP Records TEAM Under-par after two rounds............................. - 23............... UNLV...........................1998

NCAA Regional Records TEAM Most Consecutive Appearances....................... 21*............... UNLV plus 2 other schools * still active

Mountain West CONFERENCE Records TEAM Best 54-Hole Score.................................845 (-19)............... UNLV...........................2000 Margin of victory................................................ 23............... UNLV...........................2000 INDIVIDUAL Best 54-Hole Score (to pary)...................206 (-10)............... Ryan Moore.................2004 UNLV holds no Western Athletic Conference or Big West Conference Championship records.

Individual Rounds Played Season:............................ 10, by many Career:......... 40, Ryan Moore, 2002-05 .......................40, Chris Riley, 1993-96 ...............40, Warren Schutte, 1990-93 Victories Season:......... 3, Warren Schutte, 1991 Career:......4, Warren Schutte, 1990-93 Rounds Under Par Tourney: ........4, Chris Berry, 1998 NCAA Finals Season:.............. 8, Ryan Moore, 2004

...................8, Jeremy Anderson, 2000 ........................... 8, Michael Kirk, 2000 Career:......... 20, Ryan Moore, 2002-05 ...............19, Warren Schutte, 1990-93

Low Tournament Finals:.................. 267, Ryan Moore, 2004 Regional:...............201, Hub Goyen, 1990 Conference:......... 206, Ryan Moore, 2004 .................. 206, Warren Schutte, 1992

Low Round Finals:.................... 64, Ryan Moore, 2004 First rd:............. 67, Ryan Moore, 2004 Second rd:............ 65, Bill Lunde, 1998 Third rd:............ 64, Ryan Moore, 2004 Fourth rd:.......... 66, Ryan Moore, 2005 ......................... 66, Ryan Moore, 2004 Regional:.......... 65, Warren Schutte, 1992 ...........................65, Hub Goyen, 1990 First rd:.................. 66, Ed Fryatt, 1994 Second rd:... 65, Warren Schutte, 1992 Third rd:..............65, Hub Goyen, 1990 Conference:........... 65, Eddie Olson, 2009 ......................65, Seung-su Han, 2007 ............................. 65, Mike Ruiz, 1995 First rd:..........65, Seung-su Han, 2007 ............................. 65, Mike Ruiz, 1995 Second rd:........ 65, Eddie Olson, 2009 Third rd:.............67, Brett Kanda, 2007 ......................... 67, Ryan Moore, 2004 .................... 67, Warren Schutte, 1992

Michael Kirk (right) led the Rebels to a 23-stroke victory at the inaugural Mountain West Conference Championship while capturing the individual crown.

Ryan Moore set a MWC Championship record for low 54-hole score with a 10-under 206 when he won the conference title in 2004.

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UNLV Honors Individual Honors

All-America Selections

National Coach of the Year Dwaine Knight (1998) Dwaine Knight (1991) District Coach of the Year Dwaine Knight (2005) Dwaine Knight (1998) Dwaine Knight (1991)

conference Coach of the Year Dwaine Knight (MWC, 2002) Dwaine Knight (WAC, 1998) Dwaine Knight (Big West, 1989)

Ryan Moore won the Hogan, Nicklaus and Haskins Awards as the 2004-05 National Player of the Year.

2009 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 -

Eddie Olson (HM) Jarred Texter (HM) Andres Gonzales (3rd) Jarred Texter (HM) Ryan Moore (1st) Ryan Keeney (HM) Ryan Moore (1st) Ryan Moore (2nd) Ryan Moore (HM) Scott Lander (HM) Jeremy Anderson (1st) Michael Kirk (3rd) Jeremy Anderson (1st)

1998 - 1997 - 1996 -

Michael Kirk (2nd) Chris Berry (HM) Adam Scott (HM) Jeremy Anderson (2nd) Bill Lunde (2nd) Chris Berry (HM) Charley Hoffman (HM) Bill Lunde (3rd) Ted Oh (HM) Chad Campbell (3rd) Chris Riley (HM) Mike Ruiz (HM) Ted Oh (HM)

2005

Conference Player of the Year 2005 Ryan Moore (MWC) 2004 Ryan Moore (MWC) 2000 Jeremy Anderson (MWC) 1999 Jeremy Anderson (WAC) 1995 Chris Riley (BWC) 1994 Chris Riley (BWC) 1993 Ed Fryatt (BWC) 1992 Warren Schutte (BWC) 1991 Warren Schutte (BWC) PING/Golfweek National Freshman of the Year Chris Riley

1993

conference Freshman of the Year 2006 Seung-su Han (MWC) 2005 Jarred Texter (MWC) 2002 Ryan Moore (MWC) 2001 James Oh (MWC)

Mountain West Conference Derek Ernst Eddie Olson Seung-su Han Matt Kinsinger Eddie Olson Seung-su Han Jarred Texter Seung-su Han Andres Gonzales Jarred Texter Ryan Moore Travis Whisman Ryan Moore Travis Whisman Ryan Moore Travis Whisman Clark Corbett Ryan Moore Scott Lander Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk

First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team

Western Athletic Conference

1999 1998 1997

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Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk Jeremy Anderson Bill Lunde Bill Lunde Gilberto Morales Ted Oh

First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team

Chris Riley (2nd) Chris Riley (1st) Ed Fryatt (2nd) Ed Fryatt (1st) Warren Schutte (2nd) Chris Riley, (3rd) Warren Schutte (1st) Monte Montgomery (2nd) Ed Fryatt (HM) Warren Schutte (1st) Hub Goyen (2nd) Hub Goyen (HM)

national Player of the Year Ryan Moore Hogan, Nicklaus, Haskins Awards

All-Conference Selections 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 -

1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1986

Big West Conference Chris Riley Chad Campbell Ted Oh Mike Ruiz Chris Riley Chad Campbell Gilberto Morales Mike Ruiz Ed Fryatt Chris Riley Gilberto Morales Ed Fryatt Chris Riley Warren Schutte Eric Schroeder Monte Montgomery Warren Schutte Ed Fryatt Darin Osborn Warren Schutte Monte Montgomery Cris Leon Hub Goyen Darin Osborn Warren Schutte Monte Montgomery Brandon Goethals Hub Goyen Darin Osborn Kevin Pedigo Steve Fischer Skip Kendall

First Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team Honorable Mention First Team First Team First Team Second Team Honorable Mention First Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Second Team Honorable Mention

Jeremy Anderson was chosen Player of the Year in two conferences.

Honor Roll

ncaa CHAMPION 2004 - Ryan Moore 1991 - Warren Schutte U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION 2004 - Ryan Moore WESTERN AMATEUR CHAMPION 2004 - Ryan Moore 2000 - Michael Kirk U.S. am. public links CHAMPION 2004 - Ryan Moore 2002 - Ryan Moore 1992 - Warren Schutte REBELS AT THE MASTERS 2005 - Ryan Moore 2003 - Ryan Moore 1993 - Warren Schutte REBELS AT THE U.S. OPEN 2005 - Ryan Moore 2002 - Ryan Moore 1992 - Warren Schutte academic all-americans 2005 - Ryan Moore, 2nd Team 2000 - Jeremy Anderson, 1st Team 1999 - Jeremy Anderson 1998 - Jeremy Anderson, 3rd Team

Warren Schutte at the Masters between golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.


UNLV Honors Earl E. Wilson Most Valuable Player Award

This award is given in memory of the late Earl E. Wilson. The Wilson estate made a generous donation of $250,000 to the Rebel golf program in 1993 as part of an overall gift of $6.5 million to UNLV. The honor goes annually to the top player on the squad.

Eddie Olson is presented the Wilson Award by Coach Knight.

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993

Eddie Olson Seung-su Han Jarred Texter Andres Gonzales Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Scott Lander Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Ted Oh Mike Ruiz Chris Riley Chris Riley Ed Fryatt

Bruce Parker Award

Michael Maze Award

This honor goes to the Rebel golfer with the highest grade point av­er­age on the squad. It is in memory of the late Bruce Parker, who passed away in 1991 and who was an avid sports fan. The Parker family made a kind do­na­tion to the Rebel golf pro­gram for ac­ad­ em­ic sup­port ser­vic­es in his name.

First presented in 1999, this award goes to the Rebel golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf.

PARKER AWARD WINNERS

MAZE AWARD WINNERS

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

WILSON AWARD WINNERS

Derek Ernst Matt Kinsinger Seung-su Han Sam Hunt C.J. Gatto Andres Gonzales Troy Denton JC Deacon Brien Davis Christian Thornley Christian Thornley Derek Ernst is presented with the Maze Award.

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Johnny Pinjuv Johnny Pinjuv Johnny Pinjuv Matt Kinsinger Matt Kinsinger Matt Kinsinger Travis Whisman Travis Whisman Scott Lander Scott Lander Jeremy Anderson Daron Dorsey Daron Dorsey Mike Vance Daron Dorsey Mike Vance Fred Chew Brandon Goethals Eric Schroeder

Johnny Pinjuv has won the Parker Award three straight years.

UNLV Sportsman of the Year

This annual award is presented by the school’s athletics department to the top male athlete at UNLV. Until 2005, the award was known as the Olympic Sportsman of the Year award since student-athletes from football and men’s basketball were ineligible. Beginning with the

2005 award, it includes all men’s sports at UNLV. The golf team boasts five different winners, including four-time recipient Ryan Moore and twotime winner Chris Riley.

Ryan Moore 2002-05

Jeremy Anderson 1999

Chris Berry 1998

Chris Riley 1994-95

Warren Schutte 1993

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NCAA Championship Appearances 92nd NCAA Championship

96th NCAA Championship

27th UNLV ...................................... 303-297—600 T21st Hub Goyen .......................69-74-73-75—291 DNF Bruce Mullen................................ 76-72—148 DNF Darin Osborn............................... 79-76—155 DNF Brandon Goethals........................ 79-77—156 DNF Cameron Martin.......................... DQ-75—DQ

8th UNLV .....................296-290-304-286—1,176 T3rd Chris Riley ........................73-69-77-68—287 T16th Warren Schutte ................72-74-72-72—290 T56th Eric Schroeder . ................75-74-77-75—301 T60th Ed Fryatt . .........................78-73-80-71—302 T71st Matt Todd . ........................76-78-78-78—310

93rd NCAA Championship

97th NCAA Championship

18th UNLV .....................296-300-302-298—1,196 T33rd Warren Schutte ................73-75-73-72—293 T68th Darin Osborn ....................72-74-76-77—299 T87th Monte Montgomery ..........76-75-78-73—302 T110th Hub Goyen .......................75-76-75-79—305 T141st Brandon Goethals ............78-79-79-76—312

7th UNLV .....................290-284-289-286—1,149 T8th Chris Riley ........................71-69-75-67—281 T21st Gilberto Morales ...............72-71-70-74—287 T47th Ed Fryatt . .........................74-74-73-71—292 T58th Mike Ruiz . ........................75-73-71-77—296 T58th Eric Schroeder . ................74-71-77-74—296

94th NCAA Championship

98th NCAA Championship

8th UNLV .....................309-292-305-285—1,191 1st Warren Schutte ................72-70-74-67—283 T67th Monte Montgomery ..........80-75-78-70—303 T81st Cris Leon ..........................77-74-78-76—305 T91st Darin Osborn ....................80-73-80-73—306 T107th Andrew Raitt . ...................84-75-75-75—309

15th UNLV .................... 295-290-300-302—1,187 T24th Mike Ruiz . ........................69-72-74-77—292 T39th Chad Campbell . ...............75-73-74-73—295 T49th Chris Riley ........................75-73-75-74—297 T68th Gilberto Morales ...............76-72-77-79—304 72nd Mike Vance . .....................77-73-78-78—306

95th NCAA Championship

99th NCAA Championship

4th UNLV .....................284-297-279-290—1,150 T10th Ed Fryatt . .........................70-74-68-73—285 T15th Warren Schutte ................70-75-68-74—287 T36th Brandon Goethals ............70-76-71-74—291 T42nd Monte Montgomery ..........74-74-72-72—292 T42nd Darin Osborn ....................74-74-73-71—292

2nd UNLV .....................291-296-299-303—1,189 T3rd Mike Ruiz . ........................71-74-74-72—291 T9th Ted Oh . ............................72-74-70-79—295 T18th Chris Riley ........................71-73-79-76—299 T31st Chad Campbell . ...............77-75-76-76—304 T84th Chris Berry .......................91-81-87-85—344

June 7-10, 1989 Oak Tree Country Club, Edmond, Okla. Oklahoma (279-289-283-288—1,139) Phil Mickelson, Arizona State (281)

June 6-9, 1990 Innisbrook Resort, Tarpon Springs, Fla. Arizona State (296-288-292-279—1,155) Phil Mickelson, Arizona State (279)

June 5-8, 1991 Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, Calif. Oklahoma State (300-280-294-287—1,161) Warren Schutte, UNLV (72-70-74-67—283)

June 3-6, 1992 The Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M. Arizona (286-284-274-285—1,129) Phil Mickelson, Arizona State (271)

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June 2-5, 1993 The Champions Golf Club, Lexington, Ky. Florida (291-277-294-283—1,145) Todd Demsey, Arizona (278)

June 4-6, 1994 Stonebridge Country Club, McKinney, Texas Stanford (292-273-282-282—1,129) Justin Leonard, Texas (271)

May 31-June 3, 1995 The Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma State (291-292-286-287—1,156) Chris Spratlin, Auburn (67-71-70-75—283)

May 29-June 1, 1996 The Honors Course, Chat­ta­noo­ga, Tenn. Arizona State (286-300-295-305—1,186) Tiger Woods, Stanford (69-67-69-80—285)


NCAA Championship Appearances 100th NCAA Championship May 28-31, 1997 Conway Farms, Lake Forest, Ill. Pepperdine (287-288-286-287—1,148) Charles Warren, Clemson (71-68-73-67—279)

105th NCAA Championship May 29-June 1, 2002 The Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio Minnesota (284-289-283-278—1,134) Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech (73-66-70-67—276)

22nd UNLV ...................................... 300-293—593 T85th Bill Lunde . .................................. 72-73—145 T85th Ted Oh . ...................................... 74-71—145 T99th Mike Ruiz . .................................. 77-73—150 T128th Jeremy Anderson ....................... 77-76—153 T139th Gilberto Morales ......................... 78-78—156

23rd UNLV........... 292-289-290-296—1,167 (+12) T8th Ryan Moore...............72-69-68-72—281 (-3) T74th J.C. Deacon.............. 73-76-69-74—292 (+8) T102 Clark Corbett.......... 73-71-77-75—296 (+12) T124 Brien Davis............. 75-73-76-75—299 (+15) T148 Brandon Askew....... 74-78-77-78—307 (+23)

101st NCAA Championship

106th NCAA Championship

May 27-30, 1998 The Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M. UNLV (284-269-276-289—1,118) James McLean, Minnesota (71-66-65-69—271)

1st UNLV.................. (284-269-276-289—1,118) T2nd Chris Berry .......................70-68-67-67—272 T15th Bill Lunde . ........................73-65-67-76—281 T20th Charley Hoffman ..............71-67-71-74—283 T29th Jeremy Anderson .............70-69-72-74—285 T37th Scott Lander .....................73-70-71-74—288

102Nd NCAA Championship June 2-5, 1999 Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn. Georgia (292-305-290-293—1,180) Luke Donald, Northwestern (73-68-72-71—284)

6th UNLV .....................295-298-306-296—1,195 11th Adam Scott . .....................77-70-77-73—297 T16th Jeremy Anderson .............71-85-74-69—299 T47th Charley Hoffman ..............71-73-79-81—304 T57th Michael Kirk.......................76-78-76-76—306 T71st Chris Berry .......................80-77-79-78—314

103rd NCAA Championship

May 31-June 3, 2000 RT Jones Grand National Lake Course, Opelika, Ala. Oklahoma State (281-276-275-284—1,116) Charles Howell, Oklahoma State (67-66-63-69—265) 6th UNLV .....................286-287-277-281—1,131 T10th Jeremy Anderson...............69-68-69-73—279 T10th Michael Kirk.......................70-72-68-69—279 T41st Calvin Kupeyan.................71-74-70-73—288 T47th Scott Lander......................79-73-70-67—289 T65th Robert Sul..........................76-75-71-72—294

May 27-30, 2003 Karsten Creek Golf Course, Stillwater, Okla. Clemson (299-302-287-303—1,191) Alejandro Canizares, Arizona St. (77-70-71-69—287) 13th UNLV .......... 313-300-295-312—1,220 T22nd Ryan Moore............ 76-71-75-77—299 34th Travis Whisman...... 77-81-71-73—302 T56th Ryan Keeney.......... 80-78-73-79—310 T71st Brien Davis............. 81-75-76-83—315 82nd J.C. Deacon............ 80-76-80-85—321

(+68) (+11) (+14) (+22) (+27) (+33)

107th NCAA Championship June 1-4, 2004 The Cascades at The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va. California (279-289-287-279—1,134) Ryan Moore, UNLV (67-70-64-66—267)

1st

Ryan Moore.............. 67-70-64-66—267 (-13)

108TH NCAA Championship June 1-4, 2005 Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Md. Georgia (274-284-297-280—1,135) James Lepp, Washington (70-67-76-63—276)

T8th UNLV .......... 284-290-302-286—1,162 (+42) T5th Ryan Moore.............. 72-73-71-66—282 (+2) T27th Ryan Keeney........... 69-75-73-73—290 (+10) T42nd Andres Gonzales..... 70-73-77-73—293 (+13) T61st Jarred Texter............. 74-70-81-75--300 (+20) T67th Travis Whisman........ 73-74-81-74--302 (+22)

109TH NCAA Championship

May 31-June 3, 2006 Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore. Oklahoma State (281-291-288-283—1,143) Jonathan Moore, Okla. St. (68-70-69-69—276) T19th UNLV..................... 293-290-297—880 (+16) T87th C.J. Gatto...................... 74-68-76—218 (+2) T102nd Andres Gonzales........... 76-75-70—221 (+5) T102nd Jarred Texter................. 75-70-76—221 (+5) T122nd Seung-su Han............... 73-77-75—225 (+9) T127th Matt Kinsinger............. 71-77-78—226 (+10) 95


NCAA Regional Appearances 2009 NCAA austin REgional

The University of Texas Golf Club - Austin, Texas Florida (293-287-294—874; +22) 7th UNLV.................................... 296-289-307—892 (+40) 9th Eddie Olson.................................. 72-69-77—218 (+5) T12th Ji Moon......................................... 74-72-75—221 (+8) T37th Colby Smith................................ 73-75-78—226 (+13) T41st Derek Ernst................................. 77-73-77—227 (+14) T56th Brett Kanda................................. 79-75-79—233 (+20)

2008 NCAA west REgional

Olympic Course at Gold Mountain G.C., Bremerton, Wash., USC (291-283-288—862; -2) 24th UNLV.....................................301-311-308—920 (+56) T71st Brett Kanda................................. 76-79-73—228 (+12) T101st Seung-su Han............................. 75-79-78—232 (+16) T106th Matt Kinsinger............................. 73-79-81—233 (+17) T106th Ji Moon....................................... 80-76-77—233 (+17) T111th Eddie Olson................................ 77-77-80—234 (+18)

2007 NCAA west REgional

Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz. South Carolina (273-269-278—820; -44) T16th UNLV..................................... 281-281-282—844 (-20) T30th Seung-su Han................................ 72-67-69—208 (-8) T36th Jarred Texter.................................. 72-68-69—209 (-7) T71st Eddie Olson................................... 68-74-72—214 (-2) T86th C.J. Gatto...................................... 69-76-72—217 (+1) T118th Brett Kanda................................... 78-72-74—224 (+8)

2006 NCAA EAST REgional

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Fla. Wake Forest (285-296-283—864; E) 10th UNLV.................................... 287-293-304—884 (+20) T2nd Jarred Texter.................................. 70-70-72—212 (-4) T52nd Seung-su Han............................... 72-75-77—224 (+8) T59th Andres Gonzales.......................... 76-72-77—225 (+9) T95th Matt Kinsinger............................. 76-76-79—231 (+15) T110th Blake Trimble.............................. 69-86-78—233 (+17)

2005 NCAA WEST REgional

Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Calif. UNLV (281-277-288—846; +6) Ryan Moore.................................... 69-69-72—210 (E) Andres Gonzales.......................... 70-69-74—213 (+3) Ryan Keeney................................ 71-68-74—213 (+3) Travis Whisman............................ 71-71-72—214 (+4) Jarred Texter................................. 73-74-70—217 (+7)

T6th T15th T15th T21st T39th

2004 NCAA WEST REgional

Crosswater Course at Sunriver Golf Club, Sunriver, Ore. UCLA (283-288-294—865)

11th UNLV ............................................. 300-292-297—889 3rd Ryan Moore ......................................... 69-71-72—212 T47th Ryan Keeney........................................ 74-73-74—224 T81st Andres Gonzales.................................. 78-74-78—230 T103rd Sam Hunt.............................................. 75-77-81—233 T103rd Travis Whisman.................................... 82-80-71—233

2003 NCAA WEST REgional

Washington National Golf Club, Auburn, Wash. UCLA  (291-280-293—864) T3rd UNLV ............................................. 296-289-286—871 T8th Brien Davis........................................... 76-70-69—215 T16th Ryan Moore.......................................... 74-74-70—218 T22nd Travis Whisman.................................... 72-74-73—219 T36th Ryan Keeney........................................ 74-71-77—222 T70th JC Deacon............................................ 78-75-74—227

NCAA WEST REgional

The Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M. Washington (291-293-288—872) New Mexico (291-293-288—872) 3rd UNLV ........................................290-292-292—874 T16th Ryan Moore.....................................71-74-73—218 T22nd Brien Davis......................................75-73-71—219 T34th Brandon Askew................................69-76-76—221 T44th JC Deacon.......................................78-69-75—222 T77th Clark Corbett....................................75-78-73—226

2001 NCAA WEST REgional

Trysting Tree Golf Course, Corvallis, Ore. Arizona State (283-277-292—852) 11th UNLV ........................................294-300-292—886 T26th Travis Whisman...............................74-73-73—220 T38th Clark Corbett ..................................76-72-75—223 T49th Scott Lander ...................................74-79-71—224 T61st Calvin Kupeyan ..............................74-78-73—225 T77th James Oh .......................................72-77-78—227

2000 NCAA WEST REgional

River Bend Golf Course, Madera, Calif. Arizona (280-278-281—839) T2nd UNLV ........................................283-281-279—843 T2nd Calvin Kupeyan ..............................68-72-68—208 T5th Jeremy Anderson . ..........................69-73-68—210 T9th Michael Kirk ....................................70-68-73—211 T38th Robert Sul . .....................................76-68-72—216 T66th Scott Lander ...................................76-73-71—220

1999 NCAA WEST REgional

Tucson National Golf Resort, Tucson, Ariz. Arizona State (283-288-283—854) 2nd UNLV ........................................288-289-285—862 T2nd Michael Kirk ....................................71-70-71—212 7th Adam Scott .....................................71-72-72—215 T13th Charley Hoffman . ...........................71-74-73—218 T20th Chris Berry . ....................................76-73-71—220 T36th Jeremy Anderson . ..........................75-77-71—223

1998 NCAA WEST REgional

Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz. New Mexico (287-289-282—858) Arizona State (293-277-288—858) 3rd UNLV ........................................287-289-285—861 T14th Jeremy Anderson . ..........................71-73-72—216 T14th Charley Hoffman . ...........................73-71-72—216 T14th Chris Berry . ....................................73-72-71—216 T19th Bill Lunde . ......................................74-73-70—217 T23rd Scott Lander ...................................70-75-73—218

1997 NCAA WEST REgional

Carlton Oaks Country Club, Santee, Calif. UNLV (289-280-278—847) T2nd Ted Oh ............................................71-69-68—208 T6th Bill Lunde . ......................................73-71-67—211 T16th Gilberto Morales .............................75-69-71—215 T22nd Jeremy Anderson . ..........................73-72-72—217 T42nd Mike Ruiz . ......................................72-71-78—221

1996 NCAA WEST REgional

Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Ca­lif. Stanford (286-292-288—866) 2nd UNLV ........................................288-291-288—867 3rd Chad Campbell . .............................70-71-73—214 T14th Mike Ruiz . ......................................74-76-68—218 T19th Ted Oh ............................................73-71-75—219 T27th Chris Riley ......................................76-73-72—221 T70th Chris Berry . ....................................71-76-82—229

1995 NCAA WEST REgional

The Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M. Arizona State (283-283-278—844) 5th UNLV ........................................288-285-296—869 T6th Chad Campbell . .............................69-69-75—213 T24th Mike Ruiz . ......................................70-74-75—219 T36th Chris Riley ......................................71-70-80—221 T53rd Mike Vance .....................................78-72-75—225 T66th Gilberto Morales .............................78-78-71—227 96

2002

Ed Fryatt was the last Rebel to post a victory at a regional, winning in 1994. UNLV has had four runners-up since.

Warren Schutte posted three straight top-10 finishes at the Regional, including a victory at the 1991 qualifier.

1994 NCAA WEST REgional 1st 3rd T11th T26th T71st

Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. UNLV (279-290-280—849) Ed Fryatt .........................................66-73-68—207 Gilberto Morales .............................69-74-68—211 Chris Riley ......................................71-74-69—214 Mike Ruiz . ......................................73-70-75—218 Eric Schroeder . ..............................77-73-79—229

1993 NCAA WEST REgional

Riverside Country Club, Provo, Utah Arizona (283-281-295—859) 4th UNLV ........................................291-285-299—875 T9th Chris Riley ......................................72-70-75—217 T13th Ed Fryatt .........................................76-70-72—218 T30th Warren Schutte . .............................69-75-76—220 T30th Eric Schroeder . ..............................74-70-76—220 89th Matt Todd ........................................76-81-76—236

1992 NCAA WEST REgional

Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. Arizona (282-277-279—838) 3rd UNLV ........................................295-271-287—853 T3rd Warren Schutte . .............................73-65-70—208 T18th Brandon Goethals . .........................75-67-72—214 T33rd Ed Fryatt .........................................77-68-72—217 T33rd Monte Montgomery . .......................73-71-73—217 T53rd Darin Osborn ..................................74-71-76—221

1991 NCAA WEST REgional

The Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M. Arizona (292-292-284—868) 3rd UNLV ........................................279-294-297—870 1st Warren Schutte . .............................71-67-69—207 2nd Monte Montgomery . .......................69-72-72—213 T41st Andrew Raitt ...................................73-74-75—222 T69th Cris Leon ........................................72-81-76—229 T69th Darin Osborn ..................................72-78-79—229

1990 NCAA WEST REgional

University Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M. UNLV (276-282-274—832) 1st Hub Goyen .....................................68-68-65—201 T3rd Darin Osborn ..................................68-74-66—208 T6th Warren Schutte . .............................70-69-70—209 T42nd Monte Montgomery . .......................70-71-73—214 T79th Brandon Goethals . .........................76-74-75—225

1989 NCAA WEST REgional

El Paso Country Club, El Paso, Texas Arizona (280-278-287—845) 5th UNLV ........................................291-288-282—861 T11th Brandon Goethals . .........................69-70-75—214 T17th Darin Osborn ..................................73-72-71—216 T28th Hub Goyen .....................................77-74-66—217 T39th Cameron Martin . ............................72-74-73—219 T50th Bruce Mullen . .................................78-72-72—222


Conference Championship History 2001 Mountain West Conference Championship Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore. BYU (305-294-291—890) 5th UNLV.........................................316-307-290—913 T11th Travis Whisman...............................76-78-73—227 T18th Scott Lander....................................80-75-75—230 T22nd Brien Davis......................................81-80-71—232 T30th Calvin Kupeyan................................86-74-73—233 32nd James Oh........................................79-82-73—234 2000 mountain West Conference Championship PGA West Nicklaus Course, Palm Desert, Calif. UNLV (280-286-279—845) 1st Michael Kirk.....................................70-70-69—209 T4th Jeremy Anderson.............................70-71-71—212 T4th Scott Lander....................................68-72-72—212 6th Calvin Kupeyan................................72-73-70—215 T8th Robert Sul........................................73-75-69—217

UNLV captured the inaugural Mountain West title in 2000 by 23 strokes. 2009 Mountain West Conference Championship Omni Tucson National Golf Club - Tucson, Ariz. TCU (276-280-288—844; -8) San Diego State (283-280-281—844; -8) 3rd UNLV..................................289-271-285—845 (-7) 2nd Ji Moon.....................................68-67-73—208 (-5) T13th Derek Ernst.............................. 73-68-73—214 (+1) T13th Eddie Olson............................. 73-65-76—214 (+1) T20th Colby Smith............................. 75-73-68—216 (+3) T24th Brett Kanda.............................. 75-71-71—217 (+4) 2008 Mountain West Conference Championship OMNI Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. Colorado State (288-284-278—850; -2) 4th UNLV................................. 281-286-292—859 (+7) 1st Eddie Olson..............................70-69-70—209 (-4) T10th Seung-su Han.......................... 69-73-73—215 (+2) T10th Brett Kanda.............................. 69-71-75—215 (+2) T32nd Matt Kinsinger.......................... 73-75-74—222 (+9) T36th Ji Moon.................................. 73-73-79—225 (+12) 2007 Mountain West Conference Championship OMNI Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. BYU (272-288-286—846; -6) 2nd UNLV..................................275-293-279—847 (-5) T4th Seung-su Han...........................65-71-74—210 (-3) T6th C.J. Gatto.................................. 68-73-70—211 (-2) T9th Brett Kanda................................71-75-67—213 (E) T13th Jarred Texter............................ 73-74-68—215 (+2) 29th Eddie Olson........................... 71-77-75—223 (+10) 2006 Mountain West Conference Championship Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore. New Mexico (284-283-298—865; +1) 3rd UNLV............................... 292-289-293—874 (+10) T6th Matt Kinsinger.......................... 70-72-76—218 (+2) T6th Jarred Texter............................ 75-71-72—218 (+2) T12th Andres Gonzales..................... 73-73-73—219 (+3) T20th C.J. Gatto................................. 76-73-74—223 (+7) T25th Seung-su Han.......................... 74-76-74—224 (+8)

2005 Mountain West Conference Championship Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore. New Mexico (285-285-286—856; -8) 2nd UNLV..................................294-287-278—859 (-5) T3rd Ryan Moore..............................74-70-69—213 (-3) T5th Ryan Keeney............................73-72-69—214 (-2) T9th Jarred Texter............................ 76-70-72—218 (+2) T12th Andres Gonzales..................... 73-76-70—219 (+3) T12th Travis Whisman....................... 74-75-70—219 (+3) 2004 Mountain West Conference Championship Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore. BYU (292-286-289—867), New Mexico (295-286-289—867) T3rd UNLV.........................................296-290-287—873 1st Ryan Moore.....................................70-69-67—206 T11th Ryan Keeney...................................74-73-74—221 T15 Sam Hunt.........................................76-76-71—223 T20th Travis Whisman...............................76-72-77—225 T30th Andres Gonzales.............................76-80-75—231 2003 Mountain West Conference Championship Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore. New Mexico (276-288-291—855) T4th UNLV.........................................287-290-291—868 7th Travis Whisman...............................70-72-73—215 8th Ryan Moore.....................................75-71-71—217 T10th JC Deacon.......................................70-74-74—218 T22nd Brien Davis......................................72-75-75—222 T22nd Ryan Keeney...................................76-73-73—222 2002 Mountain West Conference Championship Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore. UNLV (288-289-290—867) T2nd JC Deacon.......................................72-72-71—215 5th Ryan Moore.....................................72-73-72—217 T6th Brandon Askew................................73-72-73—218 T13th Clark Corbett....................................71-72-77—220 T26th Brien Davis......................................75-74-74—223

1999 Western Athletic Conference Championship Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, Calif.. BYU (285-290-300—875) 2nd UNLV.........................................292-301-293—886 2nd Michael Kirk.....................................69-75-73—217 T9th Jeremy Anderson.............................73-75-76—224 T9th Charley Hoffman..............................74-72-78—224 T12th Adam Scott......................................76-79-70—225 T38th Chris Berry.......................................78-80-74—232 1998 Western Athletic Conference Championship Poppy Ridge Golf Club, Livermore, Calif. TCU (278-292-277—847) 2nd UNLV.........................................277-288-287—852 2nd Bill Lunde.........................................68-71-68—207 T7th Chris Berry.......................................70-73-71—214 T12th Scott Lander....................................71-71-73—215 T20th Jeremy Anderson.............................68-74-76—218 T27th Charley Hoffman..............................72-73-75—220 1997 Western Athletic Conference Championship Columbia Lakes Country Club, West Columbia, Texas TCU (285-286-280—851) 2nd UNLV.........................................286-287-286—859 3rd Jeremy Anderson.............................70-70-73—213 4th Gilberto Morales..............................73-70-71—214 T11th Ted Oh.............................................70-78-69—217 T15th Bill Lunde.........................................73-73-73—219 T29th Mike Ruiz.........................................73-74-77—224

Chad Campbell finished in the top five in both of his appearances at the Big West Conference Championship.

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Conference Championship History 1992 BIG WEST Conference Championship Sandpiper Course, Santa Barbara, Calif. UNLV (286-289-280—855) 1st Warren Schutte................................66-73-67—206 2nd Monte Montgomery..........................72-71-69—212 T4th Ed Fryatt..........................................74-71-70—215 T25th Brandon Goethals............................75-74-74—223 T30th Darin Osborn...................................74-79-74—227

Chris Riley won the 1994 Big West Conference Championship and finished in the top five in three of his four conference championships. 1996 BIG WEST Conference Championship Fort Ord Bayonet Course, Fort Ord, Calif.. UNLV (280-299-292—871) 2nd Mike Ruiz..........................................68-72-74—214 3rd Chris Riley.......................................71-75-73—219 4th Chad Campbell................................72-76-72—220 6th Ted Oh.............................................69-78-75—222 T11th Chris Berry.......................................77-76-73—226 1995 BIG WEST Conference Championship University Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M. New Mexico State (277-280-291—848) 2nd UNLV.........................................279-284-289—852 2nd Mike Ruiz.........................................65-70-74—209 T3rd Chad Campbell................................69-69-73—211 T16th Chris Riley.......................................72-72-73—217 18th Gilberto Morales..............................73-73-72—218 22nd Mike Vance......................................74-77-71—222

1st T4th T4th T8th T12th

1991 BIG WEST Conference Championship Virginia Country Club, Long Beach, Calif. Fresno State (287-289-282—858) 2nd UNLV.........................................291-290-278—859 1st Warren Schutte................................71-67-69—207 T4th Darin Osborn...................................72-74-69—215 T9th Cris Leon.........................................72-74-71—217 T15th Andrew Raitt....................................76-75-69—220 T33rd Monte Montgomery..........................80-76-73—229 1990 BIG WEST Conference Championship Birch Creek Golf Course, Logan, Utah Fresno State (287-279-291—857) 2nd UNLV.........................................296-283-284—863 T4th Monte Montgomery..........................72-73-71—216 T4th Hub Goyen.......................................74-73-69—216 T8th Darin Osborn...................................74-70-73—217 T11th Brandon Goethals............................77-70-71—218 T20th Warren Schutte................................76-70-75—221 1989 BIG WEST Conference Championship Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif. Fresno State (300-306-301—907) 4th UNLV.........................................310-303-310—923 T7th Hub Goyen.......................................80-73-74—227 T12th Bruce Mullen....................................79-74-77—230 T24th Brandon Goethals............................71-78-87—236 T29th Darin Osborn...................................80-78-81—239 T29th Cameron Martin...............................80-81-78—239

1988 BIG WEST Conference Championship Fort Ord Bayonet Course, Fort Ord, Calif. Fresno State (306-308-297—911) 7th UNLV.........................................311-307-318—936 T1st* Kevin Pedigo....................................75-72-78—225 T18th Bruce Mullen....................................78-77-78—233 T18th Bob Elliott.........................................79-76-78—233 41st Tim Grogan......................................79-85-84—248 45th Joey Neff..........................................81-82-88—251 1987 BIG WEST Conference Championship University Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M. New Mexico State (286-289-278—853) 9th UNLV.........................................297-302-295—894 T21st Bill O'Connor....................................75-74-72—221 T25th John Bandy......................................72-76-75—223 T28th Jeff Bisbee.......................................75-77-72—224 T35th Kevin Pedigo....................................75-75-76—226 T46th Bob Elliott.........................................79-77-77—233 1986 BIG WEST Conference Championship Elkhorn Country Club, Stockton, Calif. Fresno State (287-298-294—879) T7th UNLV.........................................307-311-306—924 T1st* Skip Kendall.....................................74-74-70—218 T21st Steve Fischer...................................73-79-78—230 32nd Jeff Bisbee.......................................79-77-78—234 44th Bruce Mullen....................................81-81-81—243 T48th Joe Neff...........................................86-81-80—247 1985 BIG WEST Conference Championship Tropicana Country Club, Las Vegas, Nev. San Jose State (290-288-283—861) 3rd UNLV.........................................299-292-287—878 4th Jeff Bisbee.......................................74-72-68—214 T7th Skip Kendall.....................................75-69-74—218 T20th Steve Fischer...................................77-76-72—225 T27th Kent Adams.....................................80-75-73—228 T35th Charles Berry...................................73-81-78—232 * - lost in a playoff

1994 BIG WEST Conference Championship Elkhorn Country Club, Stockton, Calif. UNLV (291-275-280—846) Chris Riley.......................................71-67-72—210 Gilberto Morales..............................78-66-68—212 Ed Fryatt..........................................68-72-72—212 Mike Ruiz.........................................76-74-68—218 Eric Schroeder.................................76-70-74—220

1993 BIG WEST Conference Championship Spanish Trail Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev. UNLV (294-300-306—900) 1st Ed Fryatt..........................................76-71-74—221 3rd Eric Schroeder.................................75-73-77—225 4th Chris Riley.......................................74-76-77—227 T7th Warren Schutte................................69-83-78—230 32nd Matt Todd.........................................77-80-86—243

The 1991-92 Rebels were the school’s first conference championship team. 98


The Walker Cup

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ince 1922, the Walker Cup matches have served as the yardstick for measuring international amateur competition. Named after former USGA President George Herbert Walker, the Walker Cup was contested for the 38th time in the summer of 2003. Special about the 2003 Walker Cup was its inclusion of then-UNLV sophomore Ryan Moore. Moore became just the second Rebel ever selected to the prestigious event. The first Rebel to make an appearance at the Walker Cup was Chris Riley, who played on the U.S. team in 1995 at Royal Porthcrawl Golf Club alongside Tiger Woods. Riley and the American team fell for just the fifth time in the series, 14-10.

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NLV continued a growing tradition in 2004 with Ryan Moore’s second selection to the United States Palmer Cup team. Moore became the fourth Rebel golfer to play in the then-eight-year-old tournament, named after the legendary Arnold Palmer. "The Palmer Cup is one of the most prestigious events in college golf, and it says a lot about both Ryan and the UNLV program to be chosen for such an honor," UNLV men's golf head coach Dwaine Knight said. Knight knows first-hand about the opportunity to participate in the event with Palmer Cup credentials of his own. He received one of the highest honors of his career when he was chosen as captain for the United States’ team in the inaugural competition in 1997. "It was a tremendous honor for me personally, and it is a

UNLV’s Walker Cup Roster

The 1995 U.S. Walker Cup team.

Chris Riley 1995

Ryan Moore 2003

The 2003 edition of the Walker Cup matches was played at the Ganton Golf Club in North Yorkshire, England. Moore and the U.S. team were defeated 12.5-11.5 by Great Britain & Ireland.

reflection of the commitment our community has had for the golf program," the 1991 and 1998 National Coach of the Year said. "It is an honor and a privilege to be associated with such an event." Knight wasn’t the lone Rebel at the inaugural event, held at the Palmer-designed Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Fla. Then-senior Ted Oh joined Knight on the U.S. squad that defeated GB&I that year, 19-5. The Americans won all four rounds of the tournament with ease and, with 12 1/2 points needed to win, clinched the championship with a day to play. In 2008, then-UNLV assistant coach Andy Bischel served as the U.S. team's assistant coach. Bischel earned the post after being named the 2007 Jan Strickland Assistant Coach of the Year. The U.S. lost the 2008 event, which was played at Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links in Scotland.

the palmer cup

The 1997 U.S. Team won the inaugural Palmer Cup and featured two Rebels: Captain Dwaine Knight and Ted Oh.

UNLV’s Palmer Cup Roster

Ted Oh 1997

Jeremy Anderson 1998, 1999

Scott Lander 2001

Ryan Moore 2003, 2004

Capt. Dwaine Knight 1997

Asst. Coach Andy Bischel 2008

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Rebels On The PGA Tour

Chad Campbell Arguably the top transfer in UNLV golf history, Chad Campbell came to Las Vegas as a junior-college All-American from Midland College in 1994 and left as one of the most consistent Rebels ever. The big-hitting Texan played every round of every tournament during his two seasons and led the squad with 16 rounds par-or-under in his final campaign. One of two senior leaders in 1995-96 along with Chris Riley, the quiet big man spoke loudly with his clubs for one of the greatest-ever Rebel squads. His 15 career top-20 finishes included helping UNLV charge back from 11 strokes back on the final day of the Golf Digest Collegiate Invitational with Campbell earning medallist honors. That team ultimately finished three strokes behind Arizona State at the 1996 NCAA Championship and posted a then-school-best No. 2 national finish. Campbell, a third-team All-American and a 2006 inductee into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame, earned his degree in hotel administration before turning pro. A 13-time winner on the Hooters Tour, he eventually was the leading money winner and tour MVP three times. In 2001, Campbell became only the third player to be promoted from the Buy.com Tour (now known as Nationwide) to the PGA Tour after he won his third event of the season and set the tour record for single-season earnings. Almost overnight, this Texan-turned-Rebel became one of the most feared players on the PGA Tour. He finished the 2002 season with more than $825,000 in earnings and a pair of top-10 showings. After three runner-up finishes the next year, Campbell struck gold with a victory at the 2003 PGA Tour Championship, the final event of the season and a payday worth more than $1 million. He completed his second full year on Tour in 2003, finishing seventh on the money list with almost $4 million in earnings. He has now won four total tournaments - the others: the 2004 Bay Hill Invitational, the 2006 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the 2007 Viking Classic. Campbell played for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup for a third time in 2008 and for his career, he has earned more than $18.3 million on the PGA Tour.

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Chris Riley Christopher J. Riley left UNLV as perhaps its greatest golfer ever. The skinny kid from California who sported a wide grin from the moment he hit campus in the fall of 1992, ended up turning in a highlight-stuffed career that included various firsts for a Rebel linkster. As the school’s golf program grew in stature during the decade, so did Riley’s game. And consistency was his trademark. Consider that in 1996, he became the first male UNLV athlete ever to be named All-American all four seasons in college. In his career, he placed in the top-20 in 45 of his 59 career college tournaments (76 percent) and was in the top-five an incredible 21 times (36 percent). In fact, of 178 collegiate rounds, Riley carded 84 rounds par-or-under (47 percent). He also finished in the top-10 in six of his 12 career postseason tournaments (50 percent). In May 1996, Riley pulled the double deuce. Boasting a 72.65 career stroke average at UNLV, he captained his final team to a then-school-best second-place finish at the 1996 NCAA Golf Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn. And, maybe most important, Riley capped off his astounding UNLV career by graduating in May of 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. In 2006, he was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame. Riley played on the Buy.com Tour (now known as Nationwide) for one year before earning his Tour card at “Q School” in 1998. He went on to tie for seventh in his first Tour event, the Sony Open in Hawaii, where he won more than $75,000. Riley has maintained his tour card since 1999 and has steadily climbed up the money list. In 2003, he finished 23rd on the money list with just over $2 million in earnings. He recorded his first win in 2002 at the Reno-Tahoe Open and in 2004 he played for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup. His best finish in 2005 was a tie for 18th at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and in 2006 his best finish of the season was a tie for fifth at the Valero Texas Open. In 2008, he tied for third at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwuakee and this year he tied for seventh at the same event. For his career, Riley has earned more than $9.9 million on the PGA Tour.

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Adam Scott Although his stint in a Rebel uniform was brief, Adam Scott’s contribution to the program is still significant. Scott spent just a year-and-a-half in the Scarlet and Gray before taking his aim on the professional ranks. But in such a short time, he was able to help the Rebels to an NCAA Championship appearance (and sixth-place finish) during an All-America freshman campaign. Scott came to UNLV in 1998 from Hope Island, Australia, and immediately cracked the Rebel lineup. He continued to hone his game at the collegiate level and ended the season sharply, finishing in the top 20 in five straight events to end the year. His 11th-place effort at the national finals earned him honorable mention All-America honors. He was one of three All-Americans returning to the lineup in 1999 when he decided to forego his collegiate eligibility and turn professional in the middle of the 1999-00 season. He needed just eight starts in 2000 to secure his European Tour card. The next season, he opened the year with his first professional win at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Scott has won six PGA Tour events: the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2003, the 2004 Players Championship, the 2004 Booz Allen Classic, the 2006 THE TOUR Championship, the 2007 Shell Houston Open and the 2008 EDS Byron Nelson Championship. For his career, Scott has earned more than $19.1 million on the PGA Tour.

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RYAN MOORE The most heralded player in the UNLV golf program’s history, Ryan Moore experienced unequaled success at the collegiate and amateur levels beginning with the summer of 2004. Moore’s college career, which ran from 2001-05, was unparalleled, both in terms of his senior year accomplishments as well as his sustained performance throughout his career while competing for UNLV. In his senior year alone, he competed in nine college events, winning three times and finishing third in three others. In fact, he never finished lower than sixth place in any of the nine tournaments he played in. Moore also capped his final year with a fifth-place finish at the 2005 NCAA Championship, an event he won in 2004. His 28-round scoring average of 69.29 was tops in the nation and set the UNLV seasonal record. For his college career, he played in 136 rounds and turned in a scoring average of 70.76. He also placed 13th at the 2005 Masters, earning him low amateur honors and a return trip to Augusta in 2006. Moore’s incredible senior season was rewarded with the recognition of winning every major player of the year award that is given out in collegiate golf - the Ben Hogan Award, the Nicklaus Award and the Haskins Award. Moore became just the second UNLV student-athlete to win his respective sport’s national player of the year award - the first was men’s basketball’s Larry Johnson in 1991. Moore also received national attention when he set a new standard in amateur golf in 2004 by winning five major amateur championships, a feat that may never be matched. He captured the U.S. Amateur, the NCAA, the U.S. Amateur Public Links, the Western Amateur and the Sahalee Players Championships to become the first golfer to ever win all five events in the same year. The four-time All-American became just the third UNLV golfer in program history to earn first team honors twice (2004 and 2005). He also captured the Golfstat Cup title in 2004-05, which is awarded annually to the college golfer with the lowest yearly scoring average as was the nation’s top-ranked player for the entire season. His 69.29 was the second lowest seasonal scoring average in NCAA history. Moore was also named the Mountain West Conference Golfer of the Year for the second straight season in 2004-05 and made the All-MWC team for the fourth time. He captured UNLV’s Sportsman of the Year award each of his four years at UNLV. Moore recorded four second-place finishes on the PGA Tour (2005 Bell Canadian Open, 2006 Buick Championship, 2007 Memorial and 2008 EDS Byron Nelson Championship) before winning his first PGA Tour event at the 2009 Wyndham Championship. He has earned over $6.8 million during his PGA Tour career.

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Skip Kendall The first true success to develop from the Rebel program, Skip Kendall completed his collegiate career just prior to the arrival of Dwaine Knight. After a solid but relatively unheralded career as a collegian, he graduated in 1987 with a degree in business administration. Kendall capped the 1992 season with a sharp performance at the PGA’s qualifying tournament, carding four straight sub-par rounds and earning his card. The following year, Kendall played in 32 events, and has spent time on both the PGA and Nationwide Tours since. The Milwaukee, Wisc., native finished in the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list in 2004 for the eighth straight season and earned over $1.2 million in 2004 (his career high), surpassing the $1 million mark in earnings for the second straight season. His best finish in 2005 was a tie for 14th at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and in 2006 his best was a tie for ninth at the Buick Championship. In 2007, he tied for ninth place at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun. He has finished second in four PGA Tour events during his career and has earned over $7.6 million on the PGA Tour.

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Jeremy Anderson It takes little more than a brief glance at the Rebel golf record book before his name jumps off the page. When Jeremy Anderson left UNLV in 2000, he had etched his name atop the list of Rebel greats with records for low round, low 54-hole tournament, single-season stroke average, and career stroke average. A member of UNLV’s 1998 national championship team, he had claimed all of the coveted accolades in collegiate golf, including back-to-back conference player of the year awards and three All-America selections. He demonstrated equal success in the classroom as a model student, three times being tabbed both academic all-conference and Academic All-American before completing the requirements for his bachelor’s degree in business. This Rebel star played his way onto the PGA Tour in his first year after graduation, earning his way through the rigorous “Q School.” He held his Tour card for one year, earning nearly $100,000 in 2001. Since, he has been active on both the Nationwide (formerly Buy.com) and Gateway Tours. Still a Las Vegas resident, the Lake Mary, Fla., native spent 2003 playing on the Gateway Tour in Arizona, where he finished 48th on the money list. He is currently playing on the Nationwide Tour where his best 2005 finish was a tie for ninth at the Oregon Classic presented by Kendall Automotive. His best in 2006 was a tie for eighth at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic and for the season, Anderson made 11 cuts in 23 starts with two top-10 finishes. In 2007, Anderson finished second in two tournament, made 11 cuts in 27 starts and recorded six top-10 finishes. In 2008 he played in 25 events. Anderson's best finish on the PGA Tour was a tie for 23rd at the 2001 Michelob Championship. He is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as the 1998 national champion squad was inducted in September of 2008.

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Edward Fryatt When Ed Fryatt returned to his hometown to play for the Rebels, it marked the launch of the program that would go on to untold success. The Las Vegas native and Nevada high school champion originally enrolled at BYU, but quickly transferred to UNLV a year later. While wearing the Scarlet and Gray, he led the Rebels to three straight NCAA Championship appearances, including an unprecedented fourth-place finish in his first year. A three-time All-American, he won the Big West Conference’s 1993 Player of the Year award after capturing the league’s individual championship. He graduated from UNLV in 1994 with a degree in business management. Following his success at UNLV, he was a mainstay in the professional ranks. Fryatt played on the Nationwide Tour (formerly the Nike Tour) in his first year out of school, earning about $25,000. He earned a living there until 2000, when he battled his way up to exempt status in the big league. Fryatt held his tour card for three years, piling up more than $1 million in earnings. His best finish was a tie for third at the 2000 MCI Classic.

Rebels’ All-Time PGA Tour Roster Player............................At UNLV............On Tour........Victories Jeremy Anderson...........1996-00...............2001 Chad Campbell...............1995-96............2001-SA...............4 Ed Fryatt.........................1991-94............ 2000-02 Charley Hoffman............1995-99............2006-SA...............1 Skip Kendall....................1982-86............1993-SA Bill Lunde........................1993-98............2009-SA Ryan Moore....................2001-05............2006-SA...............1 Ted Oh............................1995-97...............2008 Chris Riley......................1992-96............1999-SA...............1 Adam Scott.....................1998-99............2003-SA...............6

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CHARLEY HOFFMAN

Charley Hoffman made his mark at UNLV as a Rebel golfer from 1995-99. A 1998 honorable mention All-American, the Poway, Calif., native, was an integral part of UNLV’s 1998 national championship in Albuquerque, N.M., as he recorded a top-20 finish by turning in a 283 total, which ranks tied for eighth in program history for best 72-hole score. Hoffman turned in a scoring average of 72.51 during that national championship season in 1997-98 and finished his Rebel career with a his 73.54 career scoring average. Hoffman graduated from UNLV in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in business. A rookie on the PGA Tour in 2006, he finished 19th on the 2005 Nationwide Tour money list. He posted eight top-10s, including a tie for second at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs. He won the 2004 Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic on the Nationwide Tour for his first Tour win. Hoffman’s first PGA Tour victory came at the 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. His best PGA Tour finish in 2005 was a tie for 56th at the Buick Invitational and his best finish in 2006 was a tie for fifth at the Frys. com Open in Las Vegas. He recorded five top-10 finishes in 2006, two in 2007, three in 2008 and finished second at the 2009 FBR Open. For his career he has earned more than $5.6 million on the PGA Tour. He is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as the 1998 national champion squad was inducted in September of 2008.

BIL LUNDE

Bill Lunde was a Rebel golfer from 1993-98. A 1998 second-team and 1997 third-team All-American, the San Diego, Calif., native, was a major part of UNLV’s 1998 national championship in Albuquerque, N.M., as he finished tied for 15th with a total of 281, which ranks tied for fifth in program history for best 72-hole score. Lunde averaged 71.83 per round in 1997-98, which ranks in the top-10 all-time for seasonal scoring averages at UNLV. Lunde graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. A two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference player, Lunde placed fifth on the 2008 Nationwide Tour money list and earned his PGA Tour card. He is spending his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2009. In 2008 he earned his first Nationwide Tour victory at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational with chip-in birdie on the final hole for a one-stroke win. He has played in 27 events during the 2009 PGA Tour season, recording two top-10 finishes and five in the top 25. His best finishes of the year are a tie for fourth at the Frys.com Open and a tie for sixth at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He has earned over $837,000 so far during his rookie campaign. Lunde is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as the 1998 national champion squad was inducted in September of 2008.

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Andres Gonzales

Ed Fryatt

Seung-su Han

Charley Hoffman

Bill Lunde

James Oh

Warren Schutte

Jeremy Anderson

Clark Corbett

Brien Davis

Michael Kirk

Chris Berry

Charley Hoffman

Scott Lander

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Mike Ruiz

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Adam Scott

James Oh

Ted Oh

Andres Gonzales

Travis Whisman

Warren Schutte

Gilberto Morales Jeremy Anderson

Michael Kirk

Warren Schutte


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THE UNIVERSITY

UNLV CAMPUS FACTS

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ombining the excitement of an urban location with the charm of a traditional campus, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers students a full educational and social experience. Just decades old, UNLV has maintained a healthy rate of growth in enrollment, programs and scholastic excellence as part of the eight-component Nevada System of Higher Education. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic cities, UNLV has matured along with the Las Vegas area. With enrollment more than doubling the last decade, the tremendous growth has meant a flurry of construction resulting in a campus setting boasting academic and athletic facilities second to none. Steadily becoming a traditional residential university, UNLV provides on-campus housing for more than 2,000 students. A variety of student clubs and organizations along with 26 Greek organizations supplement the social development of students. From within its 15 schools and colleges, including the new William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV is also becoming a leading research institution of the West. The school’s scientific, social science, and business programs attract millions of dollars in research grants annually to fund projects in desert biology, nuclear waste transportation, laser physics, public opinion surveys and many others. In addition to traditional student programs, UNLV serves diverse local, national and international communities through its Educational Outreach Division, offering Summer Term, Continuing Education and Distance Education programs enrolling more than 53,000 students annually. With its Performing Arts Center, the campus is the cultural hub of Southern Nevada. World-class orchestras and soloists, dance and theater arts combine to provide a broad selection of concerts and stage productions. The Barrick Lecture Series and several campus organizations bring noted speakers to the University, and local and visiting artists show their works in the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery. UNLV has excellent athletic facilities as well, many open for student and public use. Opened in 1957 as the southern regional division of the University of Nevada with a total of 28 students, UNLV now is home to more than 28,000 students coming from every county in Nevada, all 50 U.S. states and 88 countries. Much of UNLV’s tremendous expansion is the result of support from the Nevada Legislature and

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Campus founded .......................................... 1957 Campus size...........................................358 acres Total enrollment.......................................... 28,605 Average undergraduate class size.................... 31 Average graduate class size............................. 15 Average undergraduate age.............................. 24 Average graduate age....................................... 34 Female students............................................. 55% Male students................................................. 45% Total employees............................................ 3,168 Faculty with doctorates................................... 90% Faculty with terminal degrees......................... 95% Undergraduate degree programs and certificates....... 108 Graduate/Professional degree programs and certificates..... 138 Total 2007-08 graduates............................... 5,481 Undergraduate per-credit fee................... $142.50 Graduate per-credit fee............................ $217.75

the state’s taxpayers. Private donors have played an important role as well. These gifts support new facilities and programs and, most important, provide the scholarship incentives that bring Nevada’s best and brightest student scholars to campus. UNLV operates an on-campus Center for Business and Economic Research, Center for Economic Education, Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies (in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Desert Biology Research Center, Center for Survey Research, Nuclear Waste Transportation Research Center and other research and public-service centers. Offering 108 undergraduate programs and 138 graduate tracts, UNLV graduated a class of more than 5,481 last year. The University operates on a semester system and is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Council of Graduate Schools, the American Council of Education and the Western College Association. All of the University’s academic programs are fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and many programs have received further accreditation from independent national accreditation bodies.


UNLV PRESIDENT

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UNLV PRESIDENT Dr. Neal J. Smatresk

r. Neal J. Smatresk was named President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Aug. 6, 2009. Since 2007, he had served as Executive Vice President and Provost, where he was responsible for leadership and administration of all academic and research programs, spanning 15 colleges and two professional schools. Dr. Smatresk received his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980. Following post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he joined the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA) department of biology in 1982. In his 22 years at UTA, he served as Chair of Biology and later Dean of Science, until his appointment as the chief academic officer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004. During his tenure, the University of Hawaii at Manoa entered the ranks of the top 25 federally funded institutions, gained three National Academy of Science members, and received recognition from

the Chinese Ministry of Education as a Confucius Institute, an honor shared by only 11 other U.S. institutions. Dr. Smatresk has received a number of teaching awards, and his research in cardiorespiratory physiology has resulted in over 50 papers and book chapters, and grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. As the chief academic officer of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Smatresk has led the efforts to forge a new strategic plan that commits to improving educational access and success for its diverse students, to provide regionally responsive research growth for the improvement and diversification of the Southern Nevada economic base, and to supply critically needed services for this rapidly growing region. In addition to his teaching and administrative roles, Smatresk has devoted considerable effort to kindergarten to doctorate (K-20) science outreach programs and teacher professional development and has participated in a number of consortia focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career development. He has been deeply engaged in community college articulation efforts in Texas, Hawaii and now in Nevada and has worked to expand educational opportunity and access for underserved populations.

ALL-TIME PRESIDENTS

William D. Carlson Donald C. Moyer Roman J. Zorn Donald Baepler Brock Dixon Leonard “Pat� Goodall Robert C. Maxson Kenny Guinn (interim) Carol C. Harter David B. Ashley Neal Smatresk

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ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

INTERIM ATHLETICS DIRECTOR JERRY KOLOSKIE

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erry Koloskie, 52, was named UNLV’s Interim Athletics Director on Aug. 27, 2009, after Mike Hamrick accepted the athletics director position at Marshall. Prior to being named the acting AD, Koloskie was entering his 11th season as UNLV’s Senior Associate Athletics Director in 2009-10. A member of the athletics department for the past 26 years, Koloskie, as senior associate athletics director, was directly responsible for overseeing all internal functions of the athletics department and served as the sport administrator for men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, cross country and baseball. In addition, Koloskie oversaw the daily operations of UNLV’s athletic training and strength & conditioning and athletic equipment departments and was the head of the senior athletics department staff. Koloskie played baseball for two years at Marietta (Ohio) College before graduating with a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in 1980. He earned his master’s in physical education from Iowa State University in 1981. A NATA Certifi ed Athletic Trainer since 1980,

Koloskie moved to UNLV in 1982 ALL-TIME to become Co-Head Athletic ATHLETICS DIRECTORS Trainer and spent nine years Michael “Chub” Drakulich 1958-72 as head athletic trainer for the Bill Ireland 1973-80 Al Negratti 1980 Rebel football team. In 1983 he Charles Bucher 1981 became Head Athletic Trainer for Brad Rothermel 1981-90 all intercollegiate athletic teams Dennis Finfrock 1991 at UNLV. Jim Weaver 1992-94 Koloskie became the Fred Albrecht (Interim) 1995 Charles Cavagnaro 1995-2001 men’s basketball head athletic John Robinson 2002-03 trainer in 1982 and spent 15 Fred Albrecht (Interim) 2003 years with the Runnin’ Rebels Mike Hamrick 2003-09 as the athletic trainer for men’s Jerry Koloskie (Interim) 2009-SA basketball, including the 1990 NCAA Championship season. In 1992 he was named Director of Athletic Training and in 1996 was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Operations. Koloskie served on the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee from 2004-2008 and served as the Chair of the Committee from 2006-2008. He and his wife, Annette, have three children: sons John and Jim, and a daughter, Megan, as well as a granddaughter, Kaydence.

STATE BOARD OF REGENTS

Dan Klaich Chancellor

CEDRIC CREAR Regent, Las Vegas

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MICHAEL WIXOM Chair, Las Vegas

DOROTHY GALLAGHER Regent, Elko

JASON GEDDES

andrea anderson

RON KNECHT

JAMES LEAVITT

Vice Chair, Reno

Regent, Carson City

Regent, Las Vegas

Regent, Las Vegas

Mark Alden

Regent, Las Vegas

KEVIN PAGE

Regent, Las Vegas

ROBERT BLAKELY

WILLIAM COBB

RAY RAWSON

Jack Schofield

Regent, Las Vegas

Regent, Las Vegas

Regent, Reno

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

BILL BRADY

Associate AD/Development Bill Brady enters his fourth year as a member of UNLV’s Senior Staff serving as Associate Athletic Director for Development. Brady oversees fundraising for Rebel Athletics with a primary emphasis on major gifts. Also, he is responsible for the operation of the Rebel Athletic Fund which includes the Club Seat and Suite programs. Prior to joining the Rebels, Brady worked with current MWC member TCU as the director of the Frog Club as well as sales management roles with SFX Sports Group, Lone Star Park and the Cotton Bowl Classic. A former college football player, Brady earned his bachelor’s degree from Long Beach State and his master’s degree from Ohio University. He and his wife, Diana, are the parents of three boys: Cooper, Spencer and Turner.

TERRY COTTLE

Associate AD/Football Operations Terry Cottle, 50, begins his 26th year in the UNLV Athletics Department and his ninth as an Associate Athletics Director. Cottle serves as the day-to-day administrator for the UNLV football program. A former Rebel football recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, Cottle spent 10 years with the football program before moving into an administrative capacity in 1994. A four-year starter at quarterback at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., Cottle earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1980 before receiving his master’s degree in education from UNLV in 1985. Cottle and his wife, Catherine, have four children: Jessica, Ashley, Carly and Jason.

ANDY GROSSMAN

Assistant AD/Media Relations and Communications Andy Grossman is the newest member of the UNLV Athletics Senior Staff, as he was named Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations and Communications this fall. Grossman enters his 14th year with UNLV Athletics and he oversees the media relations and communication efforts for the athletics department. A 1996 graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s in media arts, Grossman came to UNLV as an intern, and he was hired as assistant sports information director in 1997. In February of 2000 he left to work at Mirage Resorts, Inc., in its public relations department. Later that year, Grossman came back to UNLV to work as director of media relations. In this position, he oversaw the sports information department and was the primary media contact for the men’s basketball and men’s golf programs, areas he is still currently responsible for. He and his wife Melissa have a daughter, Hannah (9), and two sons, Jake (6), and Noah, born on Dec. 18, 2008.

CHRISTIAN HARDIGREE

Associate AD/Community Development and Special Projects

Christian Hardigree joined the UNLV Senior Staff this fall and is the Associate Athletics Director for Community Development and Special Projects, where she will focus on sport specific fundraising initiatives, community marketing projects and will also assist with other special projects. Hardigree most recently served as UNLV’s Assistant President/ Chief of Staff and was an associate professor and the department chair for UNLV’s Hotel Management Department in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. In the College of Hotel Administration, Hardigree teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes. She has been teaching courses at UNLV since 1997. In addition to her educational obligations, Hardigree has an extensive background as a trial attorney practicing primarily in the areas of premises liability, security/safety, products liability and employment law. She maintains an active caseload at the firm Parnell & Associates. Hardigree earned her bachelor’s degree from UNLV in 1993 and earned her law degree in 1996 from Mercer University. She is married to Chris Brown, and they have two children, Parker (3), and Hudson (2).

LISA KELLEHER

Associate AD/Senior Woman Administrator Lisa Kelleher begins her 18th season as UNLV’s Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator. In her position, Kelleher provides administrative oversight to the day-to-day operations of nine of the school’s 17 varsity sports as well as various events related to the 10 women’s programs. In addition, Kelleher oversees gender equity and diversity issues, and is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame committee. Kelleher also serves the Mountain West Conference on the Joint Council as liaison to men’s golf and as host to the 2010 MWC Tennis Championships. A 1979 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, Kelleher earned her master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1980. Kelleher, a doctoral candidate in the UNLV Higher Education Leadership program, intends to defend her dissertation and graduate this year. Kelleher and her husband, Peter, have four daughters: Molly (29), Bridget (24), Megan (15) and Tara (13). Molly is married to Jeremy Dutton.

ERIK SCHWARZ

Assistant AD/Operations & Facilities Erik Schwarz enters his fourth year as a member of the UNLV Senior Staff as Assistant Athletics Director for Operations. The 16-season veteran of UNLV athletics oversees the athletic facilities and game operations for all Rebel sports programs. Prior to joining the Senior Staff, Schwarz spent seven seasons as director of game operations for the Rebels and four working with the licensing program. A native of Bowie, Md., Schwarz is a 1993 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in sports management. He received his master’s degree in kinesiology from UNLV in 1997. He married the former Maggie Hausbeck on June 25, 2006.

ERIC TOLIVER

Associate AD/Compliance Eric Toliver, 39, enters his 18th year at UNLV and 10th year as the Associate Athletics Director for Administration and Compliance after taking over the Director of NCAA Compliance duties midway through the 1998-99 school year. A 1992 graduate of Western State College (Co.), Toliver’s responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of NCAA regulations and conducting internal and external investigations to ensure that UNLV’s 17 Division I sports, staff and coaches remain in compliance with NCAA regulations. Toliver, who is also an appointed member of the NCAA Division I Amateurism Fact- Finding Committee, is also responsible for supervision of the UNLV softball program and oversees all UNLV student-athlete conduct and discipline related matters. He also supervises the UNLV Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and serves as the chair of the institution’s Compliance Committee.

PERK WEISENBURGER Associate AD/External Operations

Perk Weisenburger enters his fifth year as a member of the UNLV Senior Staff as the Associate Athletics Director for External Operations. Weisenburger oversees the coordination and operation of athletic marketing and promotions, licensing and athletic ticketing, and serves as the department’s liaison to muilti-media rights partner International Sports Properties (ISP). In conjunction with ISP, Weisenburger oversaw the installation of $3.5 million worth of new LED video and scoreboard equipment for UNLV’s facilities. Prior to coming to UNLV in April of 2005, Weisenburger spent five years as the Director of Athletics at Illinois State University and previously worked administratively at Wake Forest, Central Michigan, Washington and Houston. A former college baseball player, Weisenburger is a 1979 graduate of Central Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He earned his master’s in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982. He and wife, Buffy, are the parents of two sons: Jack and Joe.

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

Kevin Cory

Women’s Tennis 11th Season/162-78

Buddy Gouldsmith Baseball 7th Season/173-188

Owen Hambrook Men’s Tennis 7th Season/78-62

Allison Keeley Volleyball 6th Season/90-57

Dwaine Knight Men’s Golf 23rd Season

CUMULATIVE 2008-09 RECORDS OF UNLV INTERCOLLEGIATE TEAMS

Lon Kruger

Men’s Basketball 6th Season/112-53

kATHERINE MERTZ

SPORT Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Cross Country Football Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Men’s Swimming Women’s Swimming Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Indoor Track Outdoor Track Volleyball

OVERALL RECORD 26-32 21-11 14-18 NA/Reg. 5-7 NA/Reg. NA/Reg. 8-9-1 11-7-3 31-21 11-1 12-5 14-12 20-7 NA NA/Reg. 16-14

^Indicates finish at NCAA Championships *Indicates finish at MWC Championships

CONF. RECORD 9-15/5th 9-7/5th 5-11/7th NA/7th* 2-6/T6th NA/3rd* NA/3rd* 3-7-0/T4th 3-3-1/T4th 7-8/T3rd 5-0/1st* 5-3/2nd* 2-4/6th 8-0/1st NA/8th* NA/8th* 9-7/T4th

HEAD COACH Buddy Gouldsmith Lon Kruger Kathy Olivier Yvonne Scott Mike Sanford Dwaine Knight Missy Ringler Mario Sanchez Katherine Mertz Pete Manarino Jim Reitz Jim Reitz Owen Hambrook Kevin Cory Yvonne Scott Yvonne Scott Allison Keeley

Jim Reitz

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Softball 2nd Season/31-21

Kathy Olivier

Women’s Basketball 2nd Season/14-18

Women’s Soccer 5th Season/44-30-14

Men’s & Women’s Swimming 30th Season

pete manarino

Melissa Ringler Women’s Golf 8th Season

Mario Sanchez Men’s Soccer 4th Season/16-34-5

mike sanford Football 5th Season/11-36

YVONNE SCOTT

Track & Field/Cross Country 3rd Season


LIED ATHLETIC COMPLEX

Opened in 1996, the $8.5 million Lied Athletic Complex remains one of the nation’s premier on-campus sports facilities. The Lied, honored with Athletic Management magazine’s 1997 Award of Excellence, was exclusively funded by private donations beginning with a cornerstone gift of $4 million from the Lied Foundation Trust, through its trustee Ms. Christina Hixson, in 1993. A generous $1.5 million gift from Si and Marilyn Redd provided the Lied with a state-of-the-art sports medicine center for preventative and rehabilitative care. This 8,500-square-foot center includes a doctor’s office and examination room, a taping room, an aquatic therapy room, two additional therapy and rehabilitation areas and a self-contained drug-testing facility.

The Ernie Becker Sr. Strength and Conditioning Center features 8,500 square feet of main floor containing Olympic platforms, free weights, power racks and more than 60 weight stations. Additionally, a 1,200-square-foot balcony offers areas for plyometrics, stretching and aerobics. The Lied’s 10,000-square-foot equipment center provides studentathlete support service featuring laundry, equipment and storage. The Conrad Hilton Foundation provided funding for the Barron Hilton Auditorium located inside the Lied Athletic Complex. This 328-seat auditorium provides student-athletes with study hall facilities including individual meeting rooms for tutorial support and team meetings. Designed with all Rebel sports in mind, the Lied Athletic Complex offers every student-athlete the best possible environment to pursue their athletic and academic dreams.

THE HONORARY LETTERMEN’S WALL

The Lettermen’s Wall stands as a permanent tribute to those men and women of vision who, through their generosity, have enhanced the lives and experiences of UNLV student-athletes through their contributions to the construction of the Lied Athletic Complex. The wall transforms a male and female UNLV student-athlete into beautiful etched images on polished crystal plaques.

HONORARY LETTERMEN

Don Ackerman • Ernie Becker, Sr. • William S. Boyd • Sharyn & Jay Brown • James Cashman, Jr. • Frank & Vicki Fertitta • Michael Gaughan • Herman T. Kishner Memorial • Jerry M. & Sue Lykins • Charles L. Ruthe • Richard Tam • Tom Wiesner • Hazel & Earl Wilson • Ruth & Mel Wolzinger

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UNLV FACILITIES

THOMAS & MACK CENTER

One of the premier on-campus athletic and entertainment facilities in the nation, the 18,500-seat Thomas & Mack Center is primarily home to the world-famous UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Basketball team. The venue, which underwent a multimillion dollar renovation in 1999 that included a new exterior look, hosted the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend.

FRANK AND VICKI FERTITTA TENNIS COMPLEX

With seating for up to 2,000 fans, the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex is unquestionably one of the nation’s finest and most complete collegiate tennis facilities. Opened in 1992, the complex recently underwent a $2 million upgrade.

JIM ROGERS FIELD AT ELLER MEDIA STADIUM Thanks to donations from Eller Media, Jim Rogers, Jerry and Sue Lykins, other UNLV Athletics donors, and the UNLV Foundation, the Rebel softball team began play at Eller Media Stadium in the spring of 2002. The newest facility on campus was completed in November 2001 at a cost of $2.7 million and provides accommodations for 770 fans.

BUCHANAN NATATORIUM

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The home of the UNLV swimming and diving team boasts a 50-meter indoor pool with a 25-yard deepend course for racing. The facility, which features spectator seating for 1,200, has hosted several national and regional meets.

PETER JOHANN MEMORIAL FIELD

The UNLV soccer program boasts one of the top facilities on the West Coast in the 2,500-seat Peter Johann Memorial Soccer Field, which was dedicated in 1983.


UNLV FACILITIES

SAM BOYD STADIUM

Complete with 36,800 seats for sporting events, versatile Sam Boyd Stadium is not only the home of Rebel Football, but also houses major concert events. It is also the site of the annual MAACO Bowl Las Vegas clash as well as having served as home to the XFL’s Las Vegas Outlaws and the CFL’s Las Vegas Posse.

SHEILA TARR SMITH FIELD AT MYRON PARTRIDGE STADIUM

Named after two greats in Southern Nevada track and field, the Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr Smith field is one of the top collegiate track and field facilities in the country. Nine 48-inch lines circle the track, complete with a steeplechase bar and pit, two pole vault pits, two high jump areas, two long jump/triple jump lanes, two shot put slabs, ample room for hammer and javelin events and seating for up to 1,000 spectators.

ROGER BARNSON FIELD AT EARL E. WILSON STADIUM

Dedicated in 1994, the $1.5 million, 3,000seat Wilson Stadium gives the Hustlin’ Rebel baseball program one of the finest homes in college baseball.

COX PAVILION

With its grand opening in 2001, the Cox Pavilion became the perfect complement to the Thomas & Mack Center. A multipurpose state-of-the-art venue with seating for up to 3,000 fans, it serves as the home for the Rebel volleyball and women’s basketball teams and offers a practice location for all of UNLV’s court sports. 117 117


REBEL RUNDOWN

men’s swimming

5 Conference championships 2 Regular season championship 15 All-Americans, 36 times 11 Conference MVPs 8 Conference Coaches of the Year

Football

2 Conference championships 3 Bowl game victories 9 All-Americans, 13 times 9 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Student-Athlete of Year 3 Conference Coaches of the Year 4 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Freshman All-Americans

Men’s Golf

Men’s Basketball

1 NCAA team championship 4 Final Four appearances 16 NCAA tournament appearances 14 Conference championships 11 League tournament titles 18 All-Americans, 26 times 1 John Wooden Award Winner 12 NBA first round draft picks

1 NCAA team championship 2 NCAA individual champions 20 Consecutive NCAA berths 6 Conference championships 4 NCAA West Regional titles 6 Conference individual titles 20 All-Americans, 38 times 3 NCAA Regional medalists 2 National Coach of the Year Awards 1 Ben Hogan Award Winner 1 Jack Nicklaus Award Winner 1 Fred Haskins Award Winner 1 Golfstat Award Winner 1 National Freshman of the Year 9 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year

Women’s Basketball 8 NCAA tournament appearances 1 WNIT runner-up finish 4 Conference championships 5 League tournament titles 9 All-Americans, 14 times 1 National Freshman of the Year 5 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year

Baseball

10 NCAA Regional appearances 10 Conference championships 17 All-Americans, 20 times 4 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Coach of the Year

Women’s Swimming 4 Conference titles 7 All-Americans, 16 times 15 Conference MVPs 4 Conference Coaches of the Year

3 NCAA finals appearance 7 NCAA regional appearances 1 NCAA individual appearance 3 Conference championships 3 All-Americans, 5 times 3 Conference MVPs 3 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

Men’s Soccer

5 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference championships 1 League tournament title 2 All-Americans, 3 times 5 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Coach of the Year 1 Freshman of the Year

Softball

9 NCAA tournament appearances 3 College World Series berths 1 Conference title 12 All-Americans, 20 times 1 Olympic Gold Medallist, 3 times 2 Conference Coaches of the Year, 5 times 4 Conference MVPs, 5 times 2 Conference Pitchers of the Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year

Women’s Soccer

3 NCAA Tournament appearances 2 Conference title 3 Conference MVPs 2 League tournament title 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

2008-09 HONOR ROLL PLAYER Zsuszanna Jakabos Therese Koelbaek Eddie Olson Wink Adams Camille Cunningham Lamar Neagle Eddie Olson René Rougeau Ashleigh Shoughro Ashleigh Shoughro

ALL-AMERICANS (3)

SPORT Women’s Swimming Women’s Golf Men’s Golf

HONOR/EVENT 400 IM Hon. Men. Hon. Men.

ALL-REGION/DISTRICT (6) Men’s Basketball Volleyball Men’s Soccer Men’s Golf Men’s Basketball Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer

District 17 West Far West Pacific District 17 West West

ORG. NCAA Golfweek GCAA NABC AVCA NCSAA GCAA NABC NSCAA Soccer Buzz

CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR (2)

Zsuzsanna Jakabos Kier Maitland

Women’s Swimming MWC Men’s Swimming MWC

COACH OF THE YEAR (1)

Jim Reitz

Men’s Swimming

MWC

CONFERENCE NEWCOMERS OF THE YEAR (3)

Mehdi Bouras Cursty Jackson Jamie Smith

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Women’s Golf

Men’s Tennis MWC Volleyball MWC Women’s Basketball MWC

Volleyball

1 NCAA tournament appearance 1 Conference tournament title 2 Conference Freshman of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

Men’s Tennis

2 NCAA individual champions 3 Collegiate Grand Slam titles 5 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference championships 5 All-Americans, 9 times 6 Conference MVPs 3 Conference Coaches of the Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year

Women’s Tennis

9 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference championships 1 Regular season championship 3 All-Americans, 4 times 1 National Rookie of the Year 8 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Student-Athlete of Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

Track & Field

2 NCAA individual champions 5 Conference outdoor titles 1 Conference indoor title 44 All-Americans, 83 times 1 U.S. Olympic Head Coach


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HALL OF FAME

SEVEN INDIVIDUALS, TWO TEAMS HIGHLIGHT HALL OF FAME CLASS

Blenkiron

Kristosik Rondina

Smith

HONOREE Greg Anthony Rene Arceneaux* Dr. Thomas Armour Stacey Augmon Dr. Donald Baepler Freddie Banks Roger Barnson* Ernie Becker Sr. Rex Bell Tim Blenkiron Bob Blum Dr. James Callaway Dr. Kathie Calloway Chad Campbell Glenn Carano Jack Cason Bob Cline Dr. David Cohen Randall Cunningham Fred Dallimore Michael “Chub” Drakulich Sally Fleisher Bob Florence Ralph Garcia Armen Gilliam Glen Gondrezick Sidney Green Lori Harrigan Mike “Cowboy” Haverty Nate Hawkins Dr. Gerald Higgins Christina Hixson Trena Hull

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No less than three national championships were celebrated as part of last fall’s UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame ceremonies held on Sept. 19, 2008. Five former Rebel players (including the 17th football honoree all-time), one longtime head coach and a distinguished contributor joined two record-setting teams in being inducted. Born in 1987, UNLV’s Athletic Hall of Fame will now grow to 96 members strong. Under the hall’s bylaws, former studentathletes must have completed their eligibility at least 10 years earlier to be selected. Coaches and administrators must have stopped working at the University five years previous. All classes now enter on a biennial basis. TIM BLENKIRON (1994-97) was one of the best doubles players in school history and paired up with Luke Smith to win the 1997 NCAA Doubles Championship, becoming one of six individual national champions at UNLV. The 1997 All-American was a member of three Big West Conference champion squads. JOE KRISTOSIK (1995-98) was UNLV football’s first consensus first team All-American after being a four-year starter as a punter for the Rebels. He turned in one of the best seasons at his position in college football history as a senior in 1998 while leading the nation with an average of 46.2, which was the second-highest in NCAA history for a punter with at least 75 attempts. KIM RONDINA (1994-97) was the greatest slugger in UNLV softball history and its only two-time conference MVP. She was named first team All-America in 1995 and third team in 1996 and ‘97. Helping the Rebels to three NCAA tournament appearances, including one trip the Women’s College World Series, Rondina still holds 13 single-season and career batting records. LUKE SMITH (1994-97) stands as the only multiple NCAA champion in UNLV athletics history after winning the 1997 national title in singles and doubles. A three-time All-American, he also was a 1996 NCAA Doubles Semifinalist. Smith was a member of the 1997 Davis Cup Team for his native Australia and twice reached the fourth round of the Australian Open in doubles. CLASSIFICATION Athlete/Basketball Distinguished Contributor Staff Athlete/Basketball Administration Athlete/Basketball Administration/Coach Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Tennis Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Golf Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Soccer Athlete/Football Coach/Baseball Administration/Coach Athlete/Swimming Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Baseball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Softball Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Track & Field

CLASS 2002 1994 1987 2002 1994 2004 1987 1988 1998 2008 2000 2008 1994 2006 1989 1994 1989 1994 1997 2004 1987 2000 1987 1989 1998 1987 1994 2002 1988 1987 2002 1997 2000

HONOREE Joe Ingersoll Bill Ireland Larry Johnson Pauline Jordan Sam King Tony Knap Joe Kristosik Todd Liebenstein Don Lyons Alice Mason Keenan McCardell Al McDaniels Elburt Miller Aaron Mitchell Ken Mitchell Bill “Wildcat” Morris Michael Morton Cyndi Parus Dave Pearl Dr. Wayne Pearson Roger Pettersson Bart Pippenger Art Plunkett Herb Pryor Marilyn Redd* Chris Riley Jackie Robinson Kim Rondina Brad Rothermel Tommy Rowland Robbie Ryerson Warren Schutte

MARIANNE VALLIN (1994-97) becomes the first UNLV women’s tennis player to enter the hall of fame. A three-time conference MVP, she was All-American in singles three times after being named the ITA National Freshman of the Year. The winningest singles player in program history, she brought home the 1997 Gladys Heldman Award, which goes to the nation’s top women’s tennis student-athlete. The 1998 UNLV MEN’S GOLF TEAM is one of only two Rebel squads to earn a national championship as head coach Dwaine Knight’s team won the 1998 NCAA team title in Albuquerque, N.M. The Rebels shot a final-round one-over par 289 to finish at 34-under-par 1,118, which set the NCAA record for lowest total in history. The 1995 UNLV WOMEN’S SOFTBALL TEAM set or tied 30 different school team records and 17 single-season marks en route to tying the record for wins with a 49-14 record. Coached by Shan McDonald, it was the first UNLV softball squad to win an outright conference title and finished third at the Women’s College World Series. HEAD COACH AL MCDANIELS (1975-92) guided the women’s track and field program to five conference championships and produced more than 60 individual champions and 40 All-Americans. The four-time conference coach of the year produced two NCAA Champions and six league MVPs. DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTOR DR. JAMES CALLAWAY D.D.S. is a nationally respected dentist who has been part of the Rebel family for three decades, serving as the team dentist since 1977.

CLASSIFICATION Athlete/Football Administration/Coach Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Coach/Football Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Athlete/Basketball Track& Field Administration/Coach Athlete/Football Coach/Track & Field Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Football Athlete/Softball Administration Administration Athlete/Tennis Athlete/Swimming Athlete/Football Athlete/Baseball Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Golf Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Softball Administration Athlete/Football Athlete/Soccer Athlete/Golf

1998 Men’s Golf CLASS 1987 1987 2002 2000 1994 1989 2008 1994 1987 1987 2004 2008 1987 1989 1989 1987 1994 2006 1994 1994 2006 2000 1994 1988 1997 2006 1994 2008 1998 1994 1998 2004

Vallin

McDaniels

Dr. Callaway

1995 Softball

HONOREE CLASSIFICATION Luke Smith Athlete/Tennis Robert Smith Athlete/Basketball Ricky Sobers Athlete/Basketball Raymond Strong Athlete/Football Jerry Tarkanian Administration/Coach Sheila Tarr Athlete/Track & Field Reggie Theus Athlete/Basketball Mike Thomas Athlete/Football Misty Thomas Athlete/Basketball Lisa Thompson Athlete/Track & Field R.E. “Doc” Tobler Team Doctor/Trainer Marianne Vallin Athlete/Tennis Scott Warner Athlete/Men’s Tennis Tom Wiesner Distinguished Contributor Matt Williams Athlete/Baseball Trevaia Williams Athlete/Track & Field Mel Wolzinger Distinguished Contributor Elbert “Ickey” Woods Athlete/Football *posthumous TEAMS 1958-59 Men’s Basketball Squad 1967-68 Men’s Basketball Squad 1968 Football Squad 1974 Football Squad 1976-77 Men’s Basketball Squad 1979 Football Squad 1980 Baseball Squad 1986-87 Men’s Basketball Squad 1989-90 Men’s Basketball Squad 1989-90 Women’s Basketball Squad 1990-91 Men’s Basketball Squad 1995 Softball Squad 1998 Men’s Golf Squad

CLASS 2008 1987 1987 1989 1998 1997 1989 1989 1997 2000 1989 2008 1998 1994 1997 2006 2006 1998 1989 1989 1987 1988 1987 1994 1994 1998 2000 2006 2002 2008 2008


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