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Rebels On The PGA Tour

Eight former UNLV men's golfers are currently on the PGA Tour and have won a combined 18 PGA Tour titles. RebeLs’ ALL-Time PGA TOuR ROsTeR

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Player ...........................At UNLV ...........On Tour.......Victories Jeremy Anderson ..........1996-00 ..............2001 Chad Campbell..............1995-96 ...........2001-SA..............4 Ed Fryatt ........................1991-94 ........... 2000-02 Andres Gonzales ...........2003-06 ...........2011-SA Charley Hoffman............1995-99 ...........2006-SA..............2 Skip Kendall...................1982-86 ...........1993-SA Bill Lunde.......................1993-98 ...........2009-SA..............1 Ryan Moore ...................2001-05 ...........2006-SA..............2 Ted Oh ...........................1995-97 ..............2008 Chris Riley .....................1992-96 ...........1999-SA..............1 Adam Scott ....................1998-99 ...........2003-SA..............8

t the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the PGA Tour's annual stop in Las Vegas, the Rebel Ranch was created. The Rebel Ranch was a UNLV-branded hospitality area on the 18th fairway at TPC Summerlin that offered an up-close view of the finishing hole with indoor and outdoor seating. Special UNLV programming took place each day of the PGA Tour event, but most notable was the UNLV Men's Golf Day. The Rebels' 1998 national championship team was celebrated and many of that team's members were on hand, including head coach Dwaine Knight, to participate in a round-table discussion.

At the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a round-table discussion was held with Coach Knight, former Rebels on the PGA Tour and members of UNLV's 1998 national championship team. It was hosted by Jack Sheehan.

UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open's Rebel Ranch event.


Rebels On The PGA Tour

UNLV was the only school to have three former golfers finish in the top 21 of the 2010 FedEx Cup Standings.

UNLV was the only school to have three former golfers finish in the top 21 of the 2010 FedEx Cup standings: Charley Hoffman was fourth, Adam Scott was 19th and Ryan Moore was 21st.

Chad Campbell, Charley Hoffman and Bill Lunde.

The marquee outside of the Thomas & Mack Center promoted the Rebel Ranch event in advance. Coach Knight and Charley Hoffman wore mustaches as part of the "Get Your Reb On" campaign.

Many athletics department members were in attendance including the UNLV cheerleaders.

Chris Berry, Jeremy Anderson and Chris Riley during the discussion.


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

Rebel Golf And Academics

Rebel golf boasted yet another outstanding year in the classroom in 2011-12. Carl Jonson and Kurt Kitayama each received Academic All-Mountain West accolades. To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-MW 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. Also, Jonson and Colby Smith were named MW Scholar-Athletes, Smith for the fourth time. The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport. In both 2010-11 and 2009-10, three Rebel golfers earned Academic All-MW, while in 2008-09, two were recognized. In both 2007-08 and 2006-07, four were honored, and in 2005-06, six Rebel golfers were on the academic all-conference team. In 2004-05, 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. Moore was just the second Rebel ever to earn that distinction. Over the last decade, Rebel golf has had 12 All-America Scholars and four Academic All-Americans.

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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, 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 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 18 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. In the fall of 2011, the team earned a 3.21 cumulative GPA.

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-Mountain West 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

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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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Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational PING/Golfweek Preview Jack Nicklaus Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

Eisenhower Golf Club, Colorado Springs, Colo. Capital City Club, Atlanta, Ga. Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio Old Overton Club, Birmingham, Ala. NMSU Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M.

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Feb. 20-22 March 8-10 March 16-17 Apr. 5-7 Apr. 13-14

John Burns Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters National Invitational Tournament ASU Thunderbird Invitational Morris Williams Invitational

Turtle Bay Resort, Turtle Bay, Hawaii Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev. Omni Tucson National Resort, Tucson, Ariz. Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz. University of Texas Golf Club, Austin, Texas

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Mountain West Championship NCAA Regional

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NCAA Championship

Omni Tucson National Resort, Tucson, Ariz. One of six sites (Baton Rouge, La.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; Fayetteville, Ark.; Pullman, Wash.; Tempe, Ariz.) Capital City Club, Atlanta, Ga.


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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 desert southwest of Arizona and New Mexico, north to Colorado and Ohio, down south to Alabama, Georgia and Texas, and across the ocean to Hawaii. The Mountain West Championship will be played in Tucson, Ariz., for a seventh consecutive year, while the NCAA Regionals will be held at six different sites for the fifth time. The Rebels will also play right here in Las Vegas in March when they host the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. This year's NCAA Championship will be played in Atlanta, Ga., at the Capital City Club.

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

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

The Rebels take advantage of state-of-the-art work 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 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 K eVeN KL 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 11th 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.

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 mARK GuADAGNOLi the department's (1999-2000), Mental Training Consultant the college's (1999-2000), 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 ScholarAthlete 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Southern Highlands Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 2012-13 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Mental and Athletic Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 On Campus & Las Vegas Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

NATiONAL CHAmPiONs

THis is RebeL GOLF

Rebel Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-93 Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Postseason Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 UNLV Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97 NCAA Championship Appearances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-99 NCAA Regional Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Conference Championship Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101-102 UNLV at the Walker Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 UNLV at the Palmer Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Rebels In The Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105-116

Media Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 UNLVRebels.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2012-13 Team Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2012-13 Season Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 2011-12 Notebook/Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 2011-12 Scorecard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2012-13 Tournament Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-32 Head Coach Dwaine Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-36 Helping Players Get To The Next Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Assistant Coach JC Deacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Endowment Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Rebel Golf Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Golf Foundation Honored Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Rebel Golf Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-45 Mountain West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Fabulous Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-52

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Blake Biddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 James Feutz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 David Flynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 Carl Jonson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Arthur Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Kurt Kitayama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65 Nicholas Maruri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-67 AJ McInerney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-69 Kevin Penner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-71 Kenden Slattery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-73 Zane Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-75 All-Time Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

1998 National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-81 A Day With The Thunderbirds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 A Day With The President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 1991 National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 2004 National Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Setting A New Standard - Ryan Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Media Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87-88

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The University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 President Dr. Neal J. Smatresk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Nevada State Board of Regents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Athletics Director Jim Livengood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Athletics Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Athletic Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Hall Of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Lied Athletic Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Rebel Rundown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Notable Rebels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Welcome to Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

On The Cover

The 2012-13 UNLV men's golf media guide cover features media guide covers from the past to make up the words Rebel Golf. This season is head coach Dwaine Knight's 26th at the helm of the program, which has won a team national championship, two individual national champion-ships and four NCAA West Regional championships.

Golf Quick Facts LOCATION: ..............................Las Vegas, NV 89154 FOUNDED: .........................................................1957 ENROLLMENT: ................................................27,500 NICKNAME: .....................................................Rebels COLORS: ............................................ Scarlet & Gray PRESIDENT: ..............................Dr. Neal J. Smatresk DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: ...............Jim Livengood HEAD COACH: ....................................Dwaine Knight ALMA MATER: ............................ New Mexico ‘69 YEARS AT UNLV: ...................................26th year ASSISTANT COACH: ............................... JC Deacon ALMA MATER: ............................................UNLV ‘05 YEARS AT UNLV: .....................................3rd year GOLF OFFICE: .................................. (702) 895-1081 HOME COURSE: ........................ Southern Highlands PAR: ...................................................................72 YARDAGE: ....................................................7,510 CONFERENCE: ..................................Mountain West 2012 MW FINISH: .......................................... 3rd of 8 2012 NCAA REGIONAL (EAST) FINISH: .....8th of 14 2012 NCAA FINALS: ........................................... 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.

Credits

The 2012-13 UNLV Men’s Golf Guide was designed, written, edited and typeset by Andy Grossman, Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations/Communications. Major assistance provided by Sage Sammons of the UNLV Athletics Media Relations office. Additional assistance provided by Mark Wallington, Mark Wasik, Jeff Seals and Rosa Guzman of the UNLV Media Relations office. Primary graphics by Paul Palmer, Director of Graphic Design/UNLV Athletics. 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, Aaron Mayes and Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services, Brian Tirpak, Mark Wallington and Jaren Wilkey. Cover design by Paul Palmer. Special thanks to MHJN/LU. Printing 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 Masters 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)

JEFF SEALS Asst. Media Relations Dir. Oklahoma ‘99 (Volleyball, Softball, Track & Field/Cross Country)

SAGE SAMMONS Asst. Media Relations Dir. UNLV '12 (M. Basketball Asst., Football Asst., Baseball, W. Golf)

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 Masters in Las Vegas (left). Being interviewed below is former Rebel golfer Brett Kanda.


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2012-13 Rebels Playing for national titles. That is, and has been for quite some time, the goal of the UNLV men's golf team under head coach Dwaine Knight, who is in his 26th 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. The Rebels have played in the national finals 17 times under Knight, with all of those appearances coming in the last 24 years. Last year's squad continued its NCAArecord streak of 24 straight regional appearances, but the Rebels' season ended in Greensboro, N.C., where they finished eighth at the NCAA East Regional. In UNLV's previous tournament - the Mountain West Championship in Tucson, Ariz. the team finished tied for third. Even though the 2011-12 season ended a bit prematurely by the high standards the UNLV golf program has set for itself with its tradition of excellence and success, the campaign had many memorable moments. UNLV recorded five team victories during the season and had four individual medalists. The five team wins tied for second in program history for most wins in a season. The 1998-99 team also won five tournaments, trailing only the 1997-98 national championship squad that won seven events that year. The winning percentage of .417 (five wins in 12 events) was the second-best in program history, only behind the 1997-98 team's .467 (seven wins in 15 events). Additionally, UNLV's four individual titles tied the record for most in a season equaling the total in 1998-99, 1993-94 and 1990-91. The Rebels climbed the national rankings for most of the season, rising as high as No. 2 in the country in March after winning their fifth tournament of the season. "We are heading into this year trying to build off of the success we had last season," Knight said. "We won some tournaments early in the season and we hadn't won that many in several years. I though that was a real plus for us and also that we had wins all over, in different areas of the country. That built a real positive confidence for us moving forward."

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Knight credits most of last year's success to the top three players in the lineup - Derek Ernst, Kevin Penner and Blake Biddle. Ernst, who was a senior last year, and Penner, who is a senior this year, both earned honorable mention All-America honors and were selected to the All-Mountain West team. Biddle, who is entering his junior year, along with Ernst and Penner were named PING All-West Region. "Derek and Kevin in the lineup last year provided a good one-two punch and Blake got better throughout the year," Knight said. "Those top three were very good for us. We were able to get back into the regionals and the five team and four individual wins were really good for the team. Unfortunately, we just didn't play well in the regionals and that was a disappointment. The first round really hurt us and we weren't able to catch up. "But we were there and had a shot. Last year's team was one of our better teams in a while and we hope to build off of that." Heading into the 2012-13 campaign, the Rebels look to have a good mix of veteran experience with young talent. "We are really pretty young in some cases." Knight said. "We will be playing mainly freshman and sophomores in the 3-5 positions, but I can see the competition on the team really starting to push each other. We will get the opportunity to play a lot of different lineups and will be able to use the fall to see what works best for us. Our depth will be better this

NAME Blake Biddle James Feutz David Flynn Carl Jonson Arthur Kim Kurt Kitayama Nicholas Maruri AJ McInerney Kevin Penner Kenden Slattery Zane Thomas Head Coach: Assistant Coach:

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year and overall I am pleased with where we are. The biggest concern will be filling that fifth spot. If we can get one or two rounds out of that guy on a consistent basis, then we will have a great shot at the end of the year. Expected to lead the way will be Penner, who is in his fourth year with the program. He holds a 72.60 career scoring average, which currently ranks eighth in program history. He has three career individual victories, which is seventh on the all-time UNLV list and he has tallied 20 career top-20 finishes, 14 top-10s and 10 topfives. "Kevin is just an outstanding player," Knight said. "I think his game has improved tremendously and now he is our team captain as well as being our best player. "His consistency is outstanding, tournament to tournament. I really believe he is one of the premier players in the country and I think he is going to have a big year. His all-around game from driving to irons to short game has all really come together and I am excited to see what he does this season. I think he is going to have a great run. His level of play and focus is really high and he has a great shot at making the PGA Tour when his collegiate career is over. Moving into the No. 2 spot for the Rebels this season will be Biddle. Over his twoyear college career he has 15 top-20 finishes, 11 top-10s and three topfives. He won his first career individual title last season at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, which is hosted by UNLV.

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

HOMETOWN / PREVIOUS SCHOOL St. Charles, Ill. / Wheaton Academy University Place, Wash. / Bellarmine Prep. School Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Carleton College Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge HS Tigard, Ore. / Purdue Chico, Calif. / Chico HS Mexico City, Mexico / Gary Gilchrist (Montverde) Acad. Henderson, Nev. / Coronado HS Sammamish, Wash. / Eastlake HS Henderson, Nev. / Coronado HS Las Vegas, Nev. / Arbor View HS

Dwaine Knight (New Mexico ‘69, 26th season) JC Deacon (UNLV '05, 3rd season)


Season outlook

The 2012-13 UNLV men's golf team: Back Row (L to R): James Feutz, Arthur Kim, Kevin Penner, Mental Training Consultant Mark Guadagnoli, Head Coach Dwaine Knight, Assistant Coach JC Deacon, AJ McInerney, Nicholas Maruri. Front Row (L to R): Kenden Slattery, Blake Biddle, Kurt Kitayama, Zane Thomas, David Flynn, Carl Jonson.

Last year, Biddle turned in a scoring average of 71.89 over 36 rounds, which is the 15thlowest seasonal average in Rebel golf history. In addition, he had a streak of shooting in the 60s in the final round of a tournament in each of his last six events last year, including a 67 in the final round of the Mountain West Championship, which tied the UNLV record for lowest final round at a conference championship. "Blake had a great win last year in our home tournament," Knight said. "He is capable of winning any golf tournament he goes to and is very capable of competing with the best in the country. His win last year gave him a lot of confidence and he has seen what we have to do to get back to the national championship. Blake helps give us the depth at the top of the lineup that you need to compete for national titles." AJ McInerney, a freshman from Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., is new to the program, but figures to play a major role, even early on in his career. He was an AJGA first team All-American and was ranked as the No. 4 player in the country in the class of 2012 by Golfweek. In addition, he

won the individual state championship twice (2010 & 2012). "AJ was one of the best players in the country coming into college, no doubt about it," Knight said. He has a bigtime game with a real protype style. We are really strong with him in the lineup." Carl Jonson, a sophomore who returns for his second year with UNLV, is looking to secure the No. 4 spot for the Rebels. He played in a team-high-tying 36 rounds last year and recorded a scoring average of 72.94, which was fifth on the team. He had four top-20 finishes and a top-10, shooting par or better 11 times. "Carl gives us a big punch a little further down in the lineup," Knight said. "His game has really come around. He has made remarkable improvement from where he was a year ago as a freshman." Nicolas Maruri is a juinor who had his sophomore season cut short after breaking his wrist. He played in four tournaments in the fall of 2011, turning in a scoring average of 72.58. He had three top-20 finishes, a top-10 and a top-five, while recording seven rounds of par or better. His best finish of the year was third at the Herb

Wimberly Intercollegiate. His 54-hole of 202 at that event tied him for the sixth-lowest score in program history. "Nicolas gives us a lot more depth, but he is coming back off a tough injury," Knight said. "If he can get healthy and back to where he was playing before he suffered the broken wrist, that will help us tremendously in that fifth spot. Also returning from last year is sophomore Kurt Kitayama. He played in 24 rounds in 201112 and had three top-20 finishes. "Kurt played a lot for us last year and got to the regionals," Knight said. "He has showed a lot of promise in being able to play at that level, but we are looking for consistency from him. He has a good pedigree being a Northern California Junior Player of the Year and having played a lot last year gives him some experience heading into this season. He has been putting a lot of effort in." Another freshman coming in who is expected to make a difference for the Rebels in 2012-13 is Zane Thomas. He attended Arbor View High School in Las Vegas and was the 2010 AJGA Las Vegas Junior Champion. "Zane will help us with the competition," Knight said. "He has the game to step in and help us right away, but he will need to focus on being consistent and also learning to balance school with all the other things that are new to him at UNLV." Some other options for Knight to use throughout the season are David Flynn, James Feutz, Kenden Slattery and Arthur Kim. Flynn is a sophomore that used the 2011-12 season as a redshirt year after transferring from Carleton College. Feutz is a freshman from University Place, Wash., who was a Future Collegians World Tour First Team All-American. Slattery is also a freshman, who is also from Coronado High School, where he was a teammate of McInerney. Kim, is a senior entering his third year in the program. He has played a total of 21 rounds over two seasons at UNLV. "All of these guys can give us some help at the back of the lineup if they can work up and get competitive in qualifying to have a shot at going to play in tournaments for us. "We need to get some help from those guys and have someone step forward and take that fifth spot." The Rebels appear to be a deeper squad for the 2012-13 season, which is exciting for everyone associated with the Rebel golf program. After all, playing for national titles... that's the goal. It has been for quite some time and will continue to be well into the future. 23


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The UNLV men’s golf team made its NCAA-record 24th straight appearance at a NCAA Regional in 2011-12 and finished eighth in Greensboro, N.C., at Grandover Resort's East Course. The Rebels' best individual finisher at the regional was was sophomore Blake Biddle, who tied for seventh at 1-over 217. UNLV finished tied for third at the Mountain West Championship in Tucson, Ariz., at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club. Senior Derek Ernst turned in UNLV's best finish in that event with a tie for ninth at 1-under 212.

Senior Derek Ernst and junior Kevin Penner were both named honorable mention All-America for 2011-12. The PING Division I All-America first team had 11 members, while the second and third teams each had 10 members. There were a total of 31 golfers who were named honorable mention. UNLV has now had a player earn All-America recognition in 22 of the last 24 years and multiple players in the same year 10 times.

hEad coach dWaINE KNIGhT UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight finished his 25th year at the helm of the Rebel program in 2011-12. During his tenure, UNLV has been a perennial power with six league championships and 17 NCAA Championship finals appearances. His 1998 squad won the national championship and he has coached the team to 11 top-15 finishes at the finals. 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 41 All-Americans, 66 all-conference players and has guided 10 different players to the PGA Tour from UNLV.

KNIGhT NamEd SPoRTSPERSoN of ThE YEaR In August of 2012, UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight was named the Sportsperson of the Year by ESPN Radio in Las Vegas. As its honoree, he has been very active in charitable efforts benefitting the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and The Caring Place.

REGIoNaL REcoRd STREaK The Rebels earned their 24th consecutive invitation to a NCAA Regional in 2011-12, which ties the NCAA record for most consecutive appearances all-time (with Oklahoma State - also 1989-2012). UNLV has finished in the top five at the regional 16 times, has four team titles (1990, 1994, 1997 and 2005) and boasts three individual medalists (Hub Goyen, 1990; Warren Schutte, 1991; Ed Fryatt, 1994).

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ThREE REbELS NamEd aLL-REGIoN a Sophomore Blake Biddle, senior Derek Ernst and junior Kevin Penner were named to the PING All-West Region team for 2011-12 by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Ernst earned the regional honor for the third straight year, while Biddle and Penner were both first-time recipients.

TWo EaRN aLL-moUNTaIN WEST For the fourth straight year, senior Derek Ernst was selected to the All-Mountain West Men's Golf Team, while junior Kevin Penner also was named to the 10-person team for the second straight time.

acadEmIc aLL-moUNTaIN WEST The UNLV men's golf team had two student-athletes earn Spring 2012 Academic All-Mountain West honors. Carl Jonson and Kurt Kitayama, both freshmen, were the two Rebels recognized. Jonson had a 3.67 grade point average, while Kitayama had a 3.17 GPA. Both are business administration majors. To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-MW 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.

2011-12 hEad-To-hEad

Air Force .................................................................. 4-0-0 Alabama................................................................... 1-1-0 Arizona..................................................................... 6-0-0 Arizona State ........................................................... 3-0-0 Army ........................................................................ 1-0-0 Auburn ..................................................................... 1-2-0 Ball State ................................................................. 2-0-0 Baylor....................................................................... 1-0-0 Boise State .............................................................. 2-0-0 BYU ......................................................................... 4-1-0 BYU-Hawaii ............................................................. 1-0-0 Cal Poly ................................................................... 1-0-0 Cal State Northridge ................................................ 1-0-0 California.................................................................. 1-2-0 Charlotte .................................................................. 1-0-0 Clemson................................................................... 0-1-0 Coastal Carolina ...................................................... 1-0-0 Colorado .................................................................. 2-0-1 Colorado-Colorado Springs ..................................... 1-0-0 Colorado State ......................................................... 4-1-0 Denver ..................................................................... 4-0-0 Duke ........................................................................ 1-1-1 Florida ...................................................................... 1-1-0 Fresno State ............................................................ 1-0-0 George Washington ................................................. 1-0-0 Hawaii ...................................................................... 3-0-0 Hawaii-Hilo............................................................... 1-0-0 Houston ................................................................... 1-0-0 Idaho ........................................................................ 2-0-0 Indiana ..................................................................... 1-0-0 Iowa State ................................................................ 1-0-0 Kansas ..................................................................... 1-0-0 Kent State ................................................................ 1-0-0 Lamar....................................................................... 0-1-0 Liberty ...................................................................... 0-1-0 Louisiana-Lafayette ................................................. 1-0-0 Louisiana-Monroe .................................................... 1-0-0 Louisville .................................................................. 1-0-0 Memphis .................................................................. 1-0-0 Middle Tennessee State .......................................... 1-0-0 Mississippi State ...................................................... 1-0-0 Missouri ................................................................... 1-0-0 Mount St. Mary’s ...................................................... 1-0-0 Nebraska ................................................................. 2-0-0 Nevada, Reno .......................................................... 2-0-0 New Mexico ............................................................. 2-1-1 New Mexico State .................................................... 3-0-0 North Carolina State ................................................ 1-0-0 North Texas .............................................................. 1-0-0 Northern Colorado ................................................... 4-0-0 Northern Iowa .......................................................... 2-0-0 Oklahoma ................................................................ 1-0-0 Oklahoma State ....................................................... 1-0-0 Pepperdine .............................................................. 1-0-0 Rice.......................................................................... 1-0-0 Saint Mary’s ............................................................. 1-0-0 Samford ................................................................... 1-0-0 San Diego ................................................................ 1-0-0 San Diego State....................................................... 1-3-0 San Francisco .......................................................... 1-0-0 San Jose State ........................................................ 1-0-0 Santa Clara .............................................................. 1-0-0 SMU ......................................................................... 4-1-0 Southern Utah.......................................................... 3-0-0 Stanford ................................................................... 1-0-0 TCU ......................................................................... 1-1-0 Texas ....................................................................... 1-1-0 Texas A&M ............................................................... 3-0-0 Texas-Arlington ........................................................ 1-0-0 Texas-San Antonio ................................................... 2-0-0 Texas State .............................................................. 1-0-0 Texas Tech ............................................................... 3-0-0 Tulsa ........................................................................ 0-1-0 UAB ......................................................................... 0-1-0 UC Irvine .................................................................. 1-0-0 UC Riverside............................................................ 1-0-0 UCLA ....................................................................... 1-0-0 USC ......................................................................... 1-0-0 Utah ......................................................................... 3-0-0 Utah State ................................................................ 2-0-0 UTEP ....................................................................... 6-0-0 Washington .............................................................. 1-0-0 Weber State ............................................................. 2-0-0 Western New Mexico ............................................... 1-0-0 Wichita State............................................................ 1-0-0 Wyoming 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2011-12 Notebook REbELS RaNKEd aS hIGh aS No. 2 IN NaTIoN IN 2011-12 In March of 2012, UNLV was ranked No. 2 in the nation by Golfstat, which was the highest it climbed in the polls throughout the season.

GoLfWEEK'S TEam of ThE WEEK IN maRch On March 14, 2012, The UNLV men's golf team was named GolfWeek's National Team of the Week, while sophomore Blake Biddle was named National Player of the Week by the same publication. Just before earning the recognition, the Rebels recorded their most impressive victory of the season in winning the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas. Trailing by six strokes at the start of the final round, UNLV fired a 5-over-par 293 to move past California by one shot. It marked the program's fifth tournament victory in seven outings up to that point during the year and came against an elite field that included four of the top five and 11 of the top 25 teams in the country.

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The UNLV men's golf team had two student-athletes earn the 2011-12 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award. Carl Jonson, who was a freshman during the 2011-12 academic year, and Colby Smith, who was a senior, were the recipients. Jonson, who was also named Academic All-MW, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.67 in business administration, while Smith, who earned this award four straight years, had a 3.60 cumulative GPA in entrepreneurship. The MW ScholarAthlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.

Former UNLV men's golfers and current PGA Tour stars Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore were inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in the fall of 2012. The induction ceremony was held as the first event of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children week in Las Vegas.

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ThREE GoLfERS of ThE moNTh Two UNLV men's golfers earned Mountain West Golfer of the Month accolades a combined three times during the 2011-12 season. Junior Kevin Penner was recognized as the co-winner for September and earned it outright for February, while senior Derek Ernst won for October.

ERNST WaS oN hoGaN aWaRd WaTch LIST Senior Derek Ernst was included on The Ben Hogan Award Watch List, which was announced in February of 2012. The list was comprised of 28 collegiate golfers. 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 NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during a 12-month period.

- UNLV's five team victories during the 2011-12 season tied for second in program history for most wins in a season. The 1998-99 team also won five tournaments, trailing only the 1997-98 national championship squad that won seven events that year. - The winning percentage of .417 (five wins in 12 events) in 2011-12 was the second-best in program history, only trailing the 1997-98 team's .467 (seven wins in 15 events). - UNLV won consecutive events twice in 2011-12, which ties for second in program history. The 1997-98 team won three straight tournaments. - UNLV had four individual medalists in 2011-12, which tied the program record for most individual wins in a season. The 1998-99, 1993-94 and 1990-91 teams also had four individuals win titles. - UNLV had two consecutive individual medalists in 2011-12, which also tied for second in program history. Warren Schutte won four straight tournaments in 1990-91.

ERNST SELEcTEd To PaLmER cUP TEam Senior Derek Ernst was selected to play on the United States team for the 2012 Palmer Cup, which was played in June at The Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Ernst was the seventh person from UNLV to participate in the annual Ryder Cup-style competition 25


2011-12 Tournament Scorecard GENE mIRaNda faLcoN INVITaTIoNaL Eisenhower Golf Club (Blue Course), Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 18-19 19 Teams, 100 Individuals T1st* T1st T8th T15th T15th T29th

UNLV Kevin Penner Blake Biddle Derek Ernst Nicholas Maruri Carl Jonson

284-277-283—844 (-20) 74-67-68—209 (-7) 71-71-70—212 (-4) 71-69-75—215 (-1) 68-70-77—215 (-1) 75-73-70—218 (+2)

WILLIam h. TUcKER INVITaTIoNaL UNM Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 30-Oct. 1 16 Teams, 96 Individuals 1st T3rd T5th T11th T24th T34th

UNLV Derek Ernst Kevin Penner Nicholas Maruri Blake Biddle Carl Jonson

292-288-287—867 (+3) 69-73-73—215 (-1) 76-73-67—216 (E) 78-69-72—219 (3) 72-76-75—223 (+7) 75-73-77—225 (+9)

jERRY PaTE NaTIoNaL INTERcoLLEGIaTE Old Overton Club, Vestavia Hills, Ala., Oct. 3-4 12 Teams, 60 Individuals 6th 3rd T21st T24th T46th 58th

UNLV Derek Ernst Carl Jonson Blake Biddle Kevin Penner Nicholas Maruri

284-292-293—869 (+29) 70-65-71—206 (-4) 68-75-76—219 (+9) 74-77-69—220 (+10) 72-75-80—227 (+17) 80-78-77—235 (+25)

hERb WImbERLY INTERcoLLEGIaTE NMSU Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 24-25 14 Teams, 81 Individuals 1st 3rd 4th 6th T14th T24th

UNLV Nicholas Maruri Derek Ernst Kevin Penner Carl Jonson Blake Biddle

272-271-275—818 (-34) 66-66-70—202 (-11) 65-69-70—204 (-9) 70-70-67—207 (-6) 71-73-68—212 (-1) 76-66-74—216 (+3)

johN bURNS INTERcoLLEGIaTE Turtle Bay Resort - Arnold Palmer Course, Kahuku, Hawaii, Feb. 15-17 18 Teams, 105 Individuals T2nd T6th T8th T11th T18th T78th

UNLV Kevin Penner Blake Biddle Derek Ernst Carl Jonson Kurt Kitayama

278-291-285—854 (-10) 67-73-72—212 (-4) 68-73-72—213 (-3) 72-74-68—214 (-2) 71-72-73—216 (E) 78-73-81—232 (+16)

WYomING dESERT INTERcoLLEGIaTE Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif., Feb. 25-26 24 Teams, 120 Individuals 1st 1st T2nd T5th T17th T27th

UNLV Kevin Penner Derek Ernst Blake Biddle Kurt Kitayama Carl Jonson

279-283-282—844 (-20) 67-69-73—209 (-7) 70-70-70—210 (-6) 72-72-67—211 (-5) 71-72-72—215 (-1) 71-73-73—217 (+1)

SoUThERN hIGhLaNdS coLLEGIaTE maSTERS Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev., March 9-11 15 Teams, 78 Individuals 1st 1st T11th T15th T33rd T42nd T63rd T67th

UNLV Blake Biddle Kevin Penner Kurt Kitayama Derek Ernst Carl Jonson Arthur Kim ^ Colby Smith ^

287-292-293—872 (+8) 71-72-69—212 (-4) 70-75-74—219 (+3) 72-76-73—221 (+5) 74-75-77—226 (+10) 75-70-82—227 (+11) 75-85-78—238 (+22) 82-76-82—240 (+24)

moUNTaIN WEST chamPIoNShIP Omni Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz., May 4-6 8 Teams, 40 Individuals T3rd T9th 13th T17th T22nd T22nd

UNLV Kevin Penner Carl Jonson Blake Biddle Derek Ernst Arthur Kim ^ Kurt Kitayama

283-290-287—860 (-4) 72-70-72—214 (-2) 68-73-74—215 (-1) 74-75-68—217 (+1) 70-74-73—217 (+1) 78-70-73—221 (+5) 73-73-78—224 (+8)

aSU ThUNdERbIRd INVITaTIoNaL Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz., April 6-7 17 Teams, 95 Individuals 4th 1st T20th T23rd T33rd T70th

UNLV Derek Ernst Blake Biddle Carl Jonson Kevin Penner Kurt Kitayama

285-285-280—850 (-2) 69-67-68—204 (-9) 71-74-68—213 (E) 72-71-72—215 (+2) 74-73-72—219 (+6) 73-79-77—229 (+16)

285-284-282—851 (-1) 71-68-73—212 (-1) 72-73-69—214 (+1) 72-69-76—217 (+4) 78-74-67—219 (+6) 70-76-73—219 (+6)

Ncaa EaST REGIoNaL Grandover Resort’s East Course, Greensboro, N.C., May 17-19 14 Teams, 75 Individuals 8th T7th T23rd T28th T35th T69th

UNLV Blake Biddle Kevin Penner Carl Jonson Derek Ernst Kurt Kitayama

293-304-291—888 (+24) 70-73-74—217 (+1) 75-76-71—222 (+6) 73-77-74—224 (+8) 75-78-72—225 (+9) 82-81-75—238 (+22)

* Won in a playoff ^ Played as individual

NaTIoNaL INVITaTIoNaL ToURNamENT Omni Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz., March 16-17 12 Teams, 76 Individuals 2nd T3rd 7th T12th T12th T23rd T30th

UNLV Derek Ernst Kevin Penner Carl Jonson Blake Biddle Kurt Kitayama

TEam, INdIVIdUaL maRKS Low Team 54 (to par): ..................................818 (-34), Wimberly Low Team 18 (to par): ......................271 (-13), Rnd 2, Wimberly Low Ind 54 (to par): ..........................202 (-11), Maruri, Wimberly Low Ind 18 (to par): ................... 65 (-6), Ernst, Rnd 1, Wimberly Best Team Finish:............1st, Southern Highlands Coll. Masters ...................................................................... 1st, Wyoming Desert ..................................................................................1st, Wimberly ............................................................................ 1st, Tucker Invite ................................................ T1st (won in playoff), Falcon Invite Best Individual Finish: ....................1st, Ernst, ASU Thunderbird .....................................................1st, Biddle, Southern Highlands .........................................................1st, Penner, Wyoming Desert ............................................................ T1st, Penner, Falcon Invite

PING coUGaR cLaSSIc Riverside Country Club, Provo, Utah, April 27-28 9 Teams, 51 Individuals 4th 4th T10th T12th T21st T25th T42nd

UNLV Kevin Penner Blake Biddle Kurt Kitayama Carl Jonson Derek Ernst Arthur Kim ^

292-288-280—860 (-4) 72-69-69—210 (-6) 72-74-69—215 (-1) 76-72-69—217 (+1) 75-73-73—221 (+5) 73-75-74—222 (+6) 78-77-72—227 (+11)

2011-12 Individual Statistics

NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS . . . . . . . . . . STR . . . . . . . . . . . . AVG. . . . . . . . . . . . TOP-20 . . . . . . . TOP-10 . . . . . . . . .TOP-5 . . . . . . . . . . PAR . . . . . . . SUB Derek Ernst (Sr.) . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . .2570 . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . 16 Kevin Penner (Jr.) . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . .2578 . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . 15 Blake Biddle (So.) . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . .2588 . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 14 Nicholas Maruri (So.) . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . 871 . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 6 Carl Jonson (Fr.) . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . .2626 . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . 8 Kurt Kitayama (Fr.) . . . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . . . .1795 . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.79 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . 3 Less than 10 rounds played Arthur Kim (Jr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . . 686 . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 Colby Smith (Sr.). . . . . . . . . . . 3. . . . . . . . . . . . 240 . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . 0 TEAM TOTALS. . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . 10277 . . . . . . . . . . 285.47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . 18

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2012-13 Schedule gEnE miranda falcon invitational Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax: Email: Website: 2011 Medalists: 2011 Co-Champions:

September 9-10, 2012 Air Force Academy Eisenhower Golf Club Colorado Springs, Colo. 7,363 Yards, Par 72 (719) 333-2606 Jerry Cross (719) 333-3950 (719) 333-3798 jerry.cross@usafa.edu goairforcefalcons.com T.J. Carpenter, Ball State (71-67-71—209, -7) Kevin Penner, UNLV (74-67-68—209, -7) Colorado (276-283-285—844; -20) UNLV (284-277-283—844; -20)

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September 23-25, 2012 Georgia Institute of Technology Capital City Club Atlanta, Ga. 7,248 Yards, Par 70 (404) 523-8221 Mike Stamus (404) 894-5445 (404) 894-1248 mstamus@athletics.gatech.edu ramblinwreck.com Was not played because of scheduling conflicts Was not played because of scheduling conflicts

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jack nicklauS invitational Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax: Email: Website: 2011 Medalist: 2011 Champion:

October 8-9, 2012 The Ohio State University Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio 7,352 Yards, Par 72 (614) 889-6700 Kendra Willard (614) 292-0088 (614) 292-8547 willard.57@osu.edu ohiostatebuckeyes.com Thomas Pieters, Illinois (66-71-72—209; -7) Texas (299-276-287—862; -2)

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October 15-16, 2012 University of Alabama Old Overton Club Birmingham, Ala. 7,204 Yards, Par 70 (205) 967-4283 Josh Maxson (205) 348-6084 (205) 348-8841 jmaxson@ia.ua.edu rolltide.com Corbin Mills, Clemson (65-69-67—201; -9) Texas (271-278-287—836; -4)

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February 20-22, 2013 University of Hawaii Turtle Bay Resort Wahiawa, Hawaii 7,198 Yards, Par 72 (808) 293-8574 Derek Inouchi (808) 956-4478 (808) 946-4470 inouchi@hawaii.edu hawaiiathletics.com Julian Suri, Duke (65-70-70—205; -11) thE claSSic club -17) California (270-286-291—847;

Dates: Host: Course: Location: Yardage/Par: Course Phone: Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax: Email: Website: 2011 Medalist: 2011 Champion:

October 22-23, 2012 New Mexico State University NMSU Golf Course Las Cruces, N.M. 7,040 Yards, Par 72 (575) 646-3219 Tyler Dunkel (575) 646-2927 (575) 646-2425 tydunkel@nmsu.edu nmstatesports.com Hunter Sparks, Wichita State (68-65-66—199; -14) UNLV (272-271-275—818; -34)

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2012-13 Schedule SouthErn highlandS golf club

2013 SouthErn highlandS collEgiatE maStErS Southern Highlands Golf Club, March 8-10, 2013 Par 72, 7,510 Yards Alabama, Duke, California, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNLV, USC

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or the 38th time, many of the nation's top collegiate programs will showcase their talent at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. 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, on an almost annual basis, the event is 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. The tournament then became known simply as the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship before another name change in 2010 to the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. The SHCM 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. UNLV holds the tourney record with 10 titles, while Arizona State is one back at nine. The Rebels have won three straight on two separate occasions: from 1993-95 and from 2008-10. UNLV has also won six of the last eight overall and four of the last five.

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

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YEAR 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

CHAMPION Arizona State Arizona State Brigham Young Brigham Young Arizona State Brigham Young Brigham Young Long Beach State Brigham Young Weber State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Arizona Arizona State Oklahoma State Arizona State Arizona State Arizona State

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Florida

1993 1994 1995 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

UNLV UNLV UNLV* Virginia UNLV Arizona State* Georgia Tech Georgia Tech

2003 Oklahoma State 2004 Arizona State 2005 UNLV 2006 UNLV 2007 UCLA 2008 UNLV 2009 UNLV 2010 UNLV/UCLA 2011 Oklahoma State 2012 UNLV * Playoff Winner

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

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 Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State Blake Biddle, UNLV

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March 16-17, 2013 University of Arizona Omni Tucson National Resort Tucson, Ariz. 7,200 Yards, Par 72 (520) 877-2309 Richard Paige (520) 621-0916 (520) 621-2681 rpaige@email.arizona.edu arizonaathletics.com J.J. Spaun, San Diego State (67-66-68—201; -15) San Diego State (282-284-293—859; -5)

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April 13-214, 2013 University of Texas University of Texas Golf Club Austin, Texas 7,412 Yards, Par 71 (512) 266-6464 Ashley Cushman (512) 471-9801 (512) 471-6040 abc@utexas.edu texassports.com Dylan Frittelli, Texas (70-70-68—208; -5) Jordan Spieth, Texas (70-69-69—208; -5) Julio Vegas, Texas (70-69-69—208; -5) Texaas (281-280-282—843; -9)

April 5-7, 2013 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 Derek Ernst, UNLV (69-67-68—204; -9) California (276-285-274—835; -17)

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he 2013 Mountain West Men’s Golf Championship will be held at Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz., for the seventh straight year. All nine schools in the league will be represented at the 54-hole MW Championship, slated for Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5.

14th annual mountain wESt championShip Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, Reno, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Wyoming

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May 3-5, 2012 Mountain West Omni Tucson National Resort Tucson, Ariz. 7,200 Yards, Par 72 (520) 877-2309 Javan Hedlund (719) 488-4051 (719) 487-7241 jhedlund@themwc.com themwc.com

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

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 Ryan Peterson, Colorado State Derek Ernst, UNLV Johan de Beer, TCU

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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 2013, UNLV will be seeking its 18th appearance at the national finals. The Rebels have qualified for 17 NCAA finals since Dwaine Knight took over the program. UNLV has enjoyed success at the finals, finishing in the top 10 nine times and top 15 11 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 Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga. The NCAA finals will be held May 28-June 2, 2013. A new format was introduced four years ago. 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 finals, but instead of coming from three regions like in the past, six sites now host NCAA Regionals. The Rebels have been to a NCAA-record 24 straight regionals.

116th annual ncaa championShip

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May 28 - June 2, 2013 Georgia Institute of Technology Capital City Club Atlanta, Ga. 7,248 Yards, Par 70 (404) 523-8221 Mike Stamus (404) 894-5445 (404) 894-1248 mstamus@athletics.gatech.edu ramblinwreck.com Thomas Pieters, Illinois (69-68-71—208; -5) Texas


“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 I became 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.”

--- Former 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 former 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

“Dwaine Knight is a terrific coach and the resources are unparalleled. Aside from having the leading courses in the Vegas area at our disposal, we had access to the same physical trainer who works with Tiger Woods. The environment lends itself to becoming a better golfer. If I hadn't thought so, I wouldn't have returned for my senior year after winning the Amateur and nearly every other important event in amateur golf. I felt that I could still benefit from the resources of that program.”

--- Former UNLV and current PGA Tour player Ryan Moore


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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 26th 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 17 trips to the national finals and coached them to 11 top-15 finishes. Additionally, he has led his team to a current NCAA-record 24 straight appearances at the NCAA Regionals. 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. All-Am A true teacher of the sport, Knight has tutored 41 All-Americans at UNLV, a National Player of the Year, a National Freshman of the Year, a U.S. Amateu Amateur Champion, three U.S. Public Links Champions, Champ three Walker Cup participants and six Palmer Cup representatives. Additionally Additionally, two former Rebel golfers have gone on to play for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup. capt Knight has captured three national titles (one team cha championship and two individuals), has won six conference a has developed championships and all-conferenc players. Over the 66 all-conference last decade, Knight has helped go 12 Rebel golfers earn the AllSch America Scholar award and four have been named Academic All-Americ All-Americans. "I am very proud of what hav accomplished at we have UNLV in my time here," Knig 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." Since Knight came to UNLV, 10 of his players have gone on to play on the PGA TOUR and seven of those are still active and have combined for 18 PGA TOUR titles. 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

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ESPN Radio 1100 Sportsperson of the Year 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 Mexico to eight appearances in the national finals, including two top-10 finishes. 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. His most recent honor was being named the 2012 Sportsperson of the Year by ESPN Radio in Las Vegas. As its honoree, he has been very active in charitable efforts benefitting the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and The Caring Place. He reached the pinnacle of coachingg honors during the summer of 1997 when hee was chosen as the United States' captain for thee inaugural Palmer Cup. "It was a real honor to be thought of so highly by your peers," Knight said of his selection on as captain. "But it's a real reflection on the type of players we've had and the support we've received ed from the university and the Las Vegas community. ity. 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 have a daughter, Keely.

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Captain Knight helped lead the United States Team to a Palmer Cup Victory in 1997. Coach Knight was recognized at halftime of a Runnin' Rebel game for being ESPN Radio's Sportsperson of the Year. As its honoree, he has been very active in charitable efforts benefitting the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and The Caring Place.

Knight is in his 26th year leading the Rebel program. He is pictured here with former Rebel All-American and current PGA Tour star Ryan Moore.

S Serving as caddy for fformer Rebel great Warren Schutte at the 1993 Masters, Knight g got to see one of his p pupil's dreams come ttrue.

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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 2010 UNLV Mountain West/3rd 2011 UNLV Mountain West/3rd 2012 UNLV Mountain West/3rd * NCAA West Regional Champions

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

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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 NCAA Finals/21st NCAA San Diego Regional/12th NCAA East Regional/8th


Helping Players Get To The Next Level PGA Tour players Charley Hoffman, Ryan Moore, Chad Campbell, Chris Riley, Adam Scott, Bill Lunde and Skip Kendall all played collegiately at UNLV and learned from Coach Knight, who many say is one of the top short game instructors in the world. --- GolfLasVegasNow.com

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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.”

--- Charley Hoffman, Former Rebel golfer, 2-time PGA Tour Champion

“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.”

--- 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

“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.”

--- 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.”

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

“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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

--- David Leadbetter, Leading Golf Instructor

--- Adam Scott, Former Rebel golfer, 8-time PGA Tour champion

--- Jim Nantz, Broadcaster - CBS Sports

--- 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, ion, Two-time 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, 74-time PGA Tour Champion, 14 Major Championships “What makes him so great is he has learned from one of the best short game players in the pens to world - George Low. He has a lot of information on short game and putting, which happens 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, Great 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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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 JC

Deacon. Deacon is in his third 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 from 2001-05. “I’m really proud to have him come back,” said head coach Dwaine Knight. “He played a big role with Ryan Moore and that group when he was here in school.” Playing alongside one of the greatest to ever play for the Rebels in Moore, Deacon was a key figure for the Rebels during those years and helped the team win a Mountain West title in 2002. Deacon finished tied for second individually at the 2002 Mountain West Championships and helped the Rebels advance through the NCAA West Regional to the NCAA Championship. That year Deacon won the Maze Award, which is given annually to the UNLV golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel Golf. He recorded another top-10 finish at the Mountain West Championship in 2003, again helping the squad through the West Regional and on to the finals, where the team finished 13th. During his college days, Deacon was recognized as a member of the Academic All-Mountain West team. After graduating from UNLV with a bachelor's degree in communications in 2005, Deacon went to play professionally on several tours, including the Gateway and Canadian. He played in 35 events over three years (2008-10) on the Canadian Tour, making 17 cuts. His best finish on the Canadian Tour was a tie for fourth place at the 2008 Saskatchewan Open. In 2007, Deacon won two Minor League Golf Tour titles - the Emerald Hills Classic and the Miami Shores Shootout. In 2005, he advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur. “JC knows the team, he knows our goals - which is to play at the highest level - and having played on the Canadian Tour really helps him," Knight said. "These guys want to go to the next level, and he has great connections throughout the country having played professionally and collegiately.

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“I am really proud to have JC back with the program. He played a big role with Ryan Moore and that group when he was here in school. He knows the team, he knows our goals and having played on the Canadian Tour really helps. These guys want to go to the next level, and he has great connections throughout the country having played professionally and collegiately. He has a lot of enthusiasm and he has played at the highest level as an amateur and as a professional too.” -- Head Coach Dwaine Knight

“It’s a big draw for us in recruiting because he doesn’t have to go out there and establish those contacts, they are already there. He has a lot of enthusiasm and such a great personality. He was in the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur several years ago, where he lost a tough match on the 17th hole. He has played at the highest level as an amateur and as a professional too, and has been a Rebel all those years. We are very happy to have him. "He has been a great addition for us and has really helped elevate our recruiting. He is starting to get real comfortable with coaching, as there are so many different aspects to the job - more than just playing golf and working with the guys. He is so competitive and loves recruiting, which is the lifeblood of having a good program.”


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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 in 1993 and in 2004 the Lied Foundation contributed $200,000.

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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 rich-

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The Rebel Golf Founcation's Endowment Program now has a standing balance of $5.1 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.


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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.

2012-13 Foundation Members Dan Albregts

Gil Cohen

Friendly Ford

Ennis Jordan

Paul Matthews Jr

Carl Robinson

Janice Allen

Mike Corrigan

Morton Foundation

Dave Johnson

Kay Maze

Woddy Rossum

Trey Arfuso

Allan Creel Jr

Ken Gardner

Steve & Wendy Kalb

Ben Maze

Gorden Sarret

BJ Balaban

Allan Creel Sr

Steve Gephardt

Steve Kramer

Ben B Maze

Jerry Savio

George Balaban

Julian Dugas

Tammy Gephardt

Thomas Krob

Brian Menzel

Fred Smith

Bobby Baldwin

Alan Duncan

David Goldwater

Greg Lee

Bill Moody

George Smith

Charles Baron

Leo Durant

David Gubler

Joe Le Pire

Robert Morrow

Wes Smith

Jim Bianco

Dale Eeles

Dr. Craig Hamilton

Mark Lefever

Mark Morton

Don Snyder

Brian Buckley

Ron & Doe Emes

Jeff Harmon

Patrick Lehman

Patty Olliges

Doug Thomas

Cliff Buckley

Stuart Engs

Tom Hartley

Drew Levy

Russ Olsen

Bill Titus

Dan Brooks

Charlie Fahr

William Harvey

Jack Libby

Tom Paluzzi

Janice Titus

Patrick Byrne

Bill Fain

Skip Hempler

Jim Livengood

Bill Paulos

Bob Vennes

Dick Calvert

Pat Feutz

Guy Hudson

Garrett Logan

Jim Potter

Del Walkenshaw

Domingo Cambeiro

Cliff Findlay

Jack Hunter

Charlie Lombardo

Chris Powell

Bill Weinberger

Tim Cashman

Justin Findlay

Glenn Hurst

George Lyles

Ted Quirk

Ted Wiens Jr

Ed Cebulko

Mark Fine

Norm Jenkins

Terry Manley

Jack Rappaport

Steve Wynn

Bob Coffin

Keith Flatt

Tom Jingoli

Anthony Marlon

Chris Riley

C STEVE & WENDY KALB

2012 Honored Members

ontinuing a tradition born in 1987, the UNLV Rebel Golf Foundation honors an individual, group of individuals or an organization each year for their generous support of the program. The title of “Honored Member” goes to those whose dedication furthers UNLV’s goals 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’ 2012 Honored Members are Steve and Wendy Kalb. "Steve and Wendy are longtime members of the Rebel Golf Foundation and have been big supporters of our program for many years," UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight said. "It is a great honor to be able to recognize them for not only their contributions, but their enthusiasm for our golf program. They have also been great supporters and fans of the university over a very long period of time."

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Past Honored Members

DANIEL J. ALBREGTS 2011

BRIAN GREENSPUN 2005

ALAN DUNCAN 1999

TED QUIRK 1993

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LAS VEGAS FOUNDERS GOLF FOUNDATION

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JAY BECKMAN 2009

DAVID GUBLER 2004

CLIFF FINDLAY 2003

THOMAS HARTLEY 1998

KEITH KLEVEN 1992

DAVE JOHNSON 1991

DEL WALKENSHAW 2008

ERNIE BECKER JR. 1997

PATTY AND ED OLLIGES 1990

BEN AND KAY MAZE 2007

GARY GOETT 2001

ERIC HILTON 2002

CHARLES MATHEWSON 1995

GARY HART 1996

EDDIE KAHN 1989

CHRISTINA HIXSON 1988

CHARLES BARON 2006

HOWIE ELLIS 2000

STEVE WYNN 1994

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.

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 2009 Honored Member Jay Beckman.

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Cliff Findlay and former Rebel golfer Ryan Moore.

David Gubler (left) and Ben Maze.

Some members of the 2007-08 UNLV men's golf team after the day's round. Keith Kleven about to tee off in 2007. 44


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

Following the day's round of golf, Derek Ernst talks to the group.

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 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

CARRIE COLL Associate Commissioner Championships

CAROLAYNE HENRY Sr. Assoc. Commissioner Compliance/SWA

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. 46

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 14th season of competition in 2012-13, Thompson continues to create and improve the opportunities for Mountain West institutions and student-athletes to be successful both academically and athletically. Since the Mountain West opened its doors on Jan. 4, 1999, Thompson has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the MW 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. Thompson also has positioned the Mountain West for the future with the additions of Fresno State and the University of Nevada, Reno on July 1, 2012, and San Jose State University and Utah State University on July 1, 2013. The University of Hawaii also joined the league this year as a football-only member. His leadership and vision have helped the conference enhance its television revenue and exposure through revolutionary agreements with CBS Sports Network and Comcast to become the first major collegiate athletic conference to launch a dedicated sports channel featuring exclusive programming around its 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 MW and more than doubled the annual BCS revenue on an annual basis for non-automatic-qualifying conferences. The MW has been steadfast in its efforts to find a way to make the BCS system fair for all universities. Through its first 13 years of competition, the Mountain West has participated in 51 bowl games, amassing a 31-20 (.608) all-time record in those contests. Over the last eight seasons, the MW has captured the Bowl Challenge Cup four times and owns the best win percentage in bowl games among the 11 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. Following graduation, he spent two years as assistant sports information director at Kansas State University. He then spent three years as director of public relations and promotions for the NBA’s Kansas City Kings. Thompson and his wife, Carla, have a son (Ted) and a daughter (Emma).


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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

PRIMM VALLEY LAKES COURSE Par: 71 Yardage: 6,950 Course Rating: 74.0 Designer: Tom Fazio Opened: February 1997 PRIMM VALLEY DESERT COURSE Par: 72 Yardage: 7,131 Course Rating: 74.6 Designer: Tom Fazio Opened: 1998

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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

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

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 third year with the Rebels ... Has played in 74 rounds and has a 72.36 scoring average, which currently ranks sixth in program history ... Has 15 top-20 finishes, 11 top-10s and three top-fives ... Has recorded 35 rounds at par or better ... Won his first career individual title at the 2012 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas ... Enters the 2012-13 season as one of three Rebels listed in Golf World's Top 50 Players to Watch. 2011-12: One of three Rebels to earn PING All-West Region honors ... Played in a team-high-tying 36 rounds and recorded a scoring average of 71.89, which was third on the team and the 15th-lowest for a season in program history ... Had eight top-20 finishes, six top-10s and two top-fives, including his first career win at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas ... Finished tied for fifth at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate .. Had 21 rounds at par or better, which led the team ... Shot in the 60s nine times, with a low of 66 ... Had a streak of shooting in the 60s in the final round of a tournament in each of his last six events ... His 67 in the third round of the Mountain West Championship tied the UNLV record for low final round at a conference championship. 2010-11: Became just the fifth Rebel ever to be named league Freshman of the Year ... Also earned Academic All-MW honors ... Lost in the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur, losing to the eventual champion after forcing five playoff holes ... Was third on the team with a 72.82 scoring average ... Played in 38 rounds, which was second on the team ... Was also second on the team with 14 rounds at par or better ... His top finish was the a tie for third at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate ... Recorded seven top-20 finishes, five top-10s and one top-five in 13 tournaments ... Shot in the 60s in four rounds ... His lowest was 68, which he did twice. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Wheaton Academy in West Chicago, Ill. ... Lettered four years with the golf program ... Was his conference's four-time Player of the Year ... Was all-state two times and his team's MVP all four years ... Was his team's captain ... Before his senior year, he finished in fifth place at the 2009 Scott Robertson Invitational and 11th in the 2009 Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass ... He had 10 top-15 finishes in American Junior Golf Association events over his first three years of high school, including seven finishes in the top 10 ... He won more than 20 Illinois high school tournaments, recording two top-10 finishes at the Illinois Open (fifth in 2008) and 10th in 2009) while competing as an amateur ... Is a four-time Wheaton City Championship winner ... During his final fall high school season, he won five individual titles in nine

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events played, shot under par in six of those tournaments, and broke a course record at St. Andrews in West Chicago by shooting 63, a record that has stood for more than 60 years ... His high school team won the state championship during the 2009-10 season and won 45 straight matches ... His team won six of eight tournaments during the 2009-10 season ... All four years, his team went 57-2 in matches ... Coached by Bob Broman ... He scored in every match and event his team played in all four years ... Played in approximately 65 rounds and had an under par average for all four years. PERSONAL: Blake Collins Biddle was born Sept. 6, 1991, in Winfield, Ill. ... The son of Robert and Donna Biddle ... Majoring in communication studies ... Has four sisters: Brooke (22), Kristen (38), Amy (40) and Laurie (42).


2010-11 PLACE T53rd T38th T21st T3rd T29th T9th T7th T33rd T23rd T16th 7th T17th T8th 2011-12 PLACE T8th T24th T24th T24th T8th T5th 1st T12th T20th T10th T22nd

Biddle's Career Finishes TOURNAmENT Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational PING/Golfweek Preview Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Royal Oaks Intercollegiate Arizona Invitational Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters National Invitational Tournament ASU Thunderbird Invitational PING Cougar Classic Mountain West Championship NCAA San Diego Regional

SCORES 76-77-73—226 79-76-75—230 70-70-77—217 71-70-69—210 72-72—144 71-75-71—217 73-74-73—220 74-76-75—225 77-71-74—222 75-72-68—215 68-72-70—210 73-71-72—216 74-69-72—215

TOURNAmENT Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational William H. Tucker Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters National Invitational Tournament ASU Thunderbird Invitational PING Cougar Classic Mountain West Championship

SCORES 71-71-70—212 72-76-75—223 74-77-69—220 76-66-74—216 68-73-72—213 72-72-67—211 71-72-69—212 74-75-68—217 71-74-68—213 72-74-69—215 78-74-67—219

YEAR 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

RDS 38 36 74

STR 2767 2588 5355

Biddle's Career Scorecard AVG 72.82 71.89 72.36

TOP 20 7 8 15

TOP 10 5 6 11

TOP 5 1 2 3

RDS PAR OR BETTER 14 21 35


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Wash. ... Had scoring averages of 71.6 as a freshman, 70.4 as a sophomore, 71.2 as a junior and 71.8 as a senior ... Was the 2010 Washington State 4A Boys Champion and was an AJGA Champion ... Named first team All-American Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) in 2009-10 ... Was a four-year varsity member for Coach Steve George ... Team was 46-2 during his four years with a runner-up finish at state in 2010, a win in 2011 at state and another runner-up in 2012. PERSONAL: James J. Feutz was born Sept. 13, 1993, in Tacoma, Wash ... The only child of Pat and Terri Feutz ... Majoring in business administration ... His cousin played for the Oakland A's and his father played college golf at Gonzaga.

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Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his second year with the Rebels ... Used the 2011-12 season as a redshirt year. CARLETON COLLEGE: Played the 2010-11 season at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. ... Finished third at the MIAC Championship ... Led the Knights in scoring average at 73.8 ... Played in four tournaments resulting in nine total rounds, which ranked third on the team ... Turned in three top-five finishes and won the Macalester Invitational ... Earned all-conference honors. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Wheaton Academy in West Chicago, Ill. ... Lettered four years with the golf program .. Coached by Bob Broman ... Won the IHSA state championship in 2008. PERSONAL: David Flynn was born Aug. 21, 1992, in Elk Grove Village, Ill. ... The son of Ross and Kate Flynn ... Majoring in history ... Has three siblings: Ashley (25), Chris (23) and Gareth (17).

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Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels. 2011-12: Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors ... Also named a MW Scholar-Athlete ... Was the 2012 recipient of the Bruce Parker Award, which is given annually to the Rebel golfer with the highest grade point average on the team ... Played in a team-high-tying 36 rounds and recorded a scoring average of 72.94, which ranked fifth on the Rebels ... Had four top-20 finishes and a top-10 ... Shot par or better 11 times ... His best finish was seventh place at the National Invitational Tournament ... Shot in the 60s four times with three 68s. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Bainbridge High School in Bainbridge Island, Wash. ... Lettered four years with the golf program ... Had a 68.7 scoring average his junior year and a 68.5 scoring average his senior year ... He was ranked 42nd in the country by Golfweek in the class of 2011 when he signed with UNLV ... Won his district's championship his junior year ... In addition to his distinguished record in the Pacific Northwest where he represented the state of Washington at the 2010 Junior America's Cup, he had numerous high finishes in national competitions and was the highest-ranked 2011 graduate from the state of Washington ... During sectional qualifying for the U.S. Amateur in 2010, he captured medalist honors at The Home Course site and set the tournament course record, besting a field that included the reigning NCAA Player of the Year, former U.S. Junior Amateur Champion and multiple collegiate All-Americans ... Earned All-Metro League honors all four years of high school and was a two-time state (WIAA) Athlete of the Week ... His team went undefeated three of his four years in league, only losing one match ... They were the runner-up his freshman year at the state high school championship and he led the team by finishing second individually. PERSONAL: Carl Victor Jonson was born Oct. 5, 1992, in Bainbridge Island, Wash. ... The won of Ed and Susanne Jonson ... Majoring in business administration ... Has a brother, Andy (17) ... His father played golf at Seattle University and professionally.

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2011-12 PLACE T29th T34th T21st T14th T18th T27th T42nd 7th T23rd T21st T17th T28th

Jonson's Career Finishes TOURNAmENT Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational William H. Tucker Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters National Invitational Tournament ASU Thunderbird Invitational PING Cougar Classic Mountain West Championship NCAA East Regional

YEAR 2011-12 TOTALS

RDS 36 36

STR 2626 2626

SCORES 75-73-70—218 75-73-77—225 68-75-76—219 71-73-68—212 71-72-73—216 71-73-73—217 75-70-82—227 68-73-74—215 72-71-72—215 75-73-73—221 72-69-76—217 73-77-74—224

Jonson's Career Scorecard AVG 72.94 72.94

TOP 20 4 4

TOP 10 1 1

TOP 5 0 0

RDS PAR OR BETTER 11 11


Player Profiles

UNLV: Enters his third season with the Rebels ... Has played in 21 rounds over his two seasons at UNLV. 2011-12: Played in three tournaments, totalling nine rounds ... Had a scoring average of 76.22 ... Turned in two rounds at par or better ... His best finish was a tie for 23rd at the National Invitational Tournament. 2010-11: Named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete ... Played in a total of four tournaments, totaling 12 rounds ... Averaged 77.83 per round ... Had one round at par or better ... His best finish was a tie for 27th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... Shot in the 60s one time, which was 69 in the third round at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... Was the Michael Maze Award winner for 2011, which is presented annually to the Rebel golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf. 2009-10 (At Purdue): Played in the season-opening Wolf Run Intercollegiate as a freshman, finishing 78th ... That was his only action of the season. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Tigard High School in Tigard, Ore. ... Lettered four years with the golf program ... Led the team to the state 6A championship as a senior ... Named all-district his final three years of high school and all-state as a sophomore and a senior ... Was his team's No. 1 player and team captain ... His team won the 2009 district title by 13 strokes ... Coached by Rich Hanson. PERSONAL: Arthur Bongkyn Kim was born March 23, 1991, in Portland, Ore. ... The son of Sang Kwon and Do Sim Kim ... Majoring in political science ... Has three siblings: Jose (30), Rebecca (24) and Daniel (15) ... Rebecca played golf at Duke and currently plays professionally.

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Kim's Career Finishes

2010-11 PLACE 68th T27th T83rd 45th

TOURNAmENT Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters ASU Thunderbird Invitational PING Cougar Classic Mountain West Championship

SCORES 77-80-81—238 75-73-69—217 75-79-75—229 79-84-87—250

2011-12 PLACE T63rd T23rd T42nd

TOURNAmENT Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters National Invitational Tournament PING Cougar Classic

SCORES 75-85-78—238 78-70-73—221 78-77-72—227

YEAR 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

RDS 12 9 21

STR 934 686 1620

Kim's Career Scorecard AVG 77.83 76.22 77.14

TOP 20 0 0 0

TOP 10 0 0 0

TOP 5 0 0 0

RDS PAR OR BETTER 1 2 3


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his second year with the Rebels. 2011-12: Named to the Academic All-Mountain West team ... Was the Michael Maze Award winner for 2012, which is presented annually to the Rebel golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf ... Played in 24 rounds and recorded a scoring average of 74.79 ... Had three top-20 finishes ... His best finish was a tie for 12th at the PING Cougar Classic ... Shot seven rounds at par or better ... His low round of the year was a 69 during the PING Cougar Classic's final round. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Chico High School in Chico, Calif. ... Lettered three years with the golf program ... Was his section's individual champion his sophomore year and his team won the sectional championship his freshman and senior years ... Had a scoring average of 70.6 as a sophomore ... Finished tied for third at the 2009 Callaway Junior World Golf Championships against an outstanding international field on a U.S. Open venue, Torrey Pines (South Course) ... Was the Northern California Player of the Year for JGANC in 2009 and was on the Junior America's Cup team in 2009 and 2010 ... He was also on the Hogan Cup team those years ... He was a two-time points leader for JGANC ... Tied for 12th at the state championship in 2009 ... Also played basketball for two years (junior and senior) and made the all-section team ... Was a point guard ... His team lost in the second round of the state playoffs both years. PERSONAL: Kurt Kitayama was born Jan. 14, 1993, in Chico, Calif. ... The son of Clifford and Rumiko Kitayama ... Majoring in business administration ... Has a brother, Daniel (24), who played at Hawaii-Hilo for two years.

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Kitayama's Career Finishes

2011-12 PLACE T78th T17th T15th T30th T70th T12th T22nd T69th

YEAR 2011-12 TOTALS

TOURNAmENT John Burns Intercollegiate Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters National Invitational Tournament ASU Thunderbird Invitational PING Cougar Classic Mountain West Championship NCAA East Regional

RDS 24 24

STR 1795 1795

SCORES 78-73-81—232 71-72-72—215 72-76-73—221 73-73-78—224 73-79-77—229 76-72-69—217 70-76-73—219 82-81-75—238

Kitayama's Career Scorecard AVG 74.79 74.79

TOP 20 3 3

TOP 10 0 0

TOP 5 0 0

RDS PAR OR BETTER 7 7


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his third year with the Rebels ... Had his 2011-12 (sophomore) season cut short after breaking his wrist ... Has played in 24 rounds over two seasons at UNLV ... Has three top-20 finishes, a top-10 and a top-five ... Has recorded eight rounds of par or better. 2011-12: Played in 12 rounds before breaking his wrist, which kept him out of action the rest of the year ... Turned in a scoring average of 72.58, which ranked fourth on the team ... Had three top-20 finishes, a top-10 and a top-five ... Recorded seven rounds of par or better ... He finished third at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, which was his best finish of the year ... Had four rounds in the 60s during the season, including two 66s in the first two rounds of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate ... His 54-hole total of 202 at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate tied him for the sixth-lowest score in program history. 2010-11: Played in four tournaments, totaling 12 rounds ... Averaged 77.83 per round ... Had one round at par or better ... His best finish was a tie for 26th at the Mountain West Championship ... Shot in the 60s once, a 69 at the MW Championship. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Monteverde Academy in Monteverde, Fla. ... Attended the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy from 2008-10 ... Hometown is Mexico City, Mexico, where he attended the Eton School during ninth and 10th grades ... His best 2009 American Junior Golf Association and Future Collegians World Tour rounds were 67 and 69 ... Finished in second place at the 2009 AJGA Golf World Preseason and third at the 2009 FCWT Naples, Jim McLean Doral Great White and the 2010 Feather Sound ... Was eighth at the 2009 AJGA Nationwide Insurance Junior at Ohio State and finished ninth at the 2009 Optimist ... Was 11th at the 2009 FCWT National Championship. PERSONAL: Nicholas Cooper Maruri was born March 9, 1992, in New Orleans, La. ... The son of Jose and Shawn Maruri ... Majoring in hospitality management ... Has three siblings: Jose (43), Fernando (41) and Elisa (14) ... Hobbies include Equestrian, as he participated in competitive horse jumping between the ages of 6-12.

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2010-11 PLACE T55th 72nd T26th 71st

Maruri's Career Finishes

2011-12 PLACE T15th T11th 58th 3rd

YEAR 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

TOURNAmENT Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Mountain West Championship NCAA San Diego Regional

SCORES 75-77-82—234 81-77-84—242 73-69-77—219 80-81-80—241

TOURNAmENT Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational William H. Tucker Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

SCORES 68-70-77—215 78-69-72—219 80-78-77—235 66-66-70—202

RDS 12 12 24

STR 934 871 1805

Maruri's Career Scorecard AVG 77.83 72.58 75.20

TOP 20 0 3 3

TOP 10 0 1 1

TOP 5 0 1 1

RDS PAR OR BETTER 1 7 8


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels... Enters the 2012-13 season as one of three Rebels listed in Golf World's Top 50 Players to Watch. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Coronado High School in Henderson Nev. ... Won the individual state championship twice (2010 & 2012) ... Was an AJGA first team All-American and won the 2011 PING Invitational ... Was ranked as the No. 4 player in the country in the class of 2012 by Golfweek ... Was a fouryear varsity player for Coach Joe Sawaia ... Had scoring averages of 34.6 for 9-hole and 69.5 for 18 as a senior ... Team won the state championship three straight years (2010-12) and the regional championship all four years ... was a teammate of current Rebel golfer Kenden Slattery. PERSONAL: AJ McInerney was born Oct. 5, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nev. ... The son of Mike and Shannon McInerney ... Majoring in business administration ... Has a sister: Megan (16).

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Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his fourth year with the Rebels ... Holds a 72.60 career scoring average, which currently ranks eighth in program history ... Has three career individual victories, which is seventh on the all-time UNLV list ... Has played in 102 rounds, which ranks 18th in program history ... Has 20 top-20 finishes, 14 top-10s and 10 top-fives ... Has recorded 49 rounds at par or better ... Enters the 2012-13 season as one of three Rebels listed in Golf World's Top 50 Players to Watch. 2011-12: Named honorable mention All-America, to the PING All-West Region squad and also was selected to the All-Mountain West team ... Earned MW Co-Golfer of the Month honors for September and earned the award outright for February ... Won two individual titles (Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational and Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate), which is tied for fifth in program history for most wins in a season ... Also won the Sahalee Players Championship, coming out on top after a three-way, sudden-death playoff ... Played in a team-high-tying 36 rounds, recording a scoring average of 71.61, which ranks as the 10th-lowest for a season in program history ... Had nine top-20 finishes, seven top-10s and five top-fives ... Recorded 19 rounds of par or better ... Had 10 rounds in the 60s, including a low of 67 on five occasions ... Named the 2012 Earl E. Wilson Award winner, given annually to the top player on the squad. 2010-11: Was named to the All-Mountain West team ... Earned his first career victory at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for fourth in the Sahalee Players Championship ... Lost in the round of 64 in the U.S. Amateur ... Played in 11 tournaments, totalling 32 rounds ... Averaged 72.53 per round ... Recorded five top-20 finishes, four top-10s and three top-fives ... Had 13 rounds at par or better ... Placed fourth on two separate occasions: at the National Invitational Tournament and the PING Cougar Classic ... Shot in the 60s four times ... His lowest scores came back-to-back in the first and second round at the PING Cougar Classic where he shot 67 and 68, respectively ... His 54-hole total of 208 was the third-lowest score posted on the team. 2009-10: Was named to the Academic All-Mountain West team ... Played in 12 tournaments, totalling 34 rounds ... Averaged 73.74 per round ... Recorded six top-20 finishes, three top-10s and two top-fives ... Had 17 rounds at par or better, including 10 at under par ... His best finishes were third place at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate and fifth at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate ... Shot in the 60s seven times with his low round of 66 coming during the first round at the Wimberly and the final round of the Burns ... His 54-hole total of 205 at the Wimberly ranks tied for 20th for low total in program history ... Was the 2010 winner of the Michael Maze Award, which is presented annually to the Rebel golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf.

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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 interdisciplinary studies ... Has a sister, Christy (25).


Penner's Career Finishes

2009-10 PLACE T13th T25th 74th T20th 3rd T56th 5th T67th T10th T16th T45th T64th

TOURNAmENT William H. Tucker Invitational Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational PING/Golfweek Preview Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Arizona Intercollegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters PING Cougar Classic Mountain West Championship NCAA San Diego Regional NCAA Championship

SCORES 72-71-72—215 72-71-75—218 90-74-82—246 71 66-71-68—205 84-67-73—224 73-69-66—208 77-83-83—243 73-72-69—214 73-68-75—216 79-72-76—227 77-72-71—220

2010-11 PLACE T21st T21st T28th T34th T1st 77th T4th T16th T4th T7th T34th

TOURNAmENT Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational PING/Golfweek Preview Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Arizona Invitational Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters National Invitational Tournament ASU Thunderbird Invitational PING Cougar Classic Mountain West Championship NCAA San Diego Regional

SCORES 72-75-73—220 74-77-73—224 77-73-70—220 75-74-74—223 70-69-74—213 WD-77-75—XX 72-70-71—213 72-70-73—215 67-68-73—208 70-69-73—212 72-74-75—221

2011-12 PLACE T1st T5th T46th 6th T6th 1st T11th T3rd T33rd 4th 13th T23rd

TOURNAmENT Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational William H. Tucker Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate John Burns Intercollegiate Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters National Invitational Tournament ASU Thunderbird Invitational PING Cougar Classic Mountain West Championship NCAA East Regional

SCORES 74-67-68—209 76-73-67—216 72-75-80—227 70-70-67—207 67-73-72—212 67-69-73—209 70-75-74—219 72-70-72—214 74-73-72—219 72-69-69—210 72-73-69—214 75-76-71—222

YEAR 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

RDS 34 32 36 102

STR 2507 2321 2578 7406

Penner's Career Scorecard AVG 73.74 72.53 71.61 72.60

TOP 20 6 5 9 20

TOP 10 3 4 7 14

TOP 5 2 3 5 10

RDS PAR OR BETTER 17 13 19 49


Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Coronado High School in Henderson Nev. ... Played every match during his four years on varsity for Coach Joe Sawaia ... Had scoring averages of 37.5 for 9-hole and 76 for 18 as a senior, 37.8/76.3 as a junior and 41/77.3 as a sophomore ... Finished fourth at regionals in 2011 and 2012, sixth at state in 2011 and fifth at regionals in 2009 ... Team won the regional championship all four years and won state three consecutive times ... was a teammate of current Rebel golfer AJ McInerney. PERSONAL: Kenden John Slattery was born March 19, 1994, in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. ... The son of Tim and Debbie Slattery ... Has not declared a major ... Has two siblings: Kyle (29) and Karly (27) ... His brother played hockey for Shattuck-Saint Mary's.

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Player Profiles

UNLV: Begins his first year with the Rebels. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Arbor View High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Played in the No. 1 spot all four years on varsity for Coach David Fish ... Had scoring averages of 74.2 as a freshman, 72.7 as a sophomore, 71.6 as a junior and 69.8 as a senior ... Was his team's captain all four years, earned regional player of the year honors twice and was named all-state four times ... Was the 2010 AJGA Las Vegas Junior Champion ... Played on his high school's basketball team for three years, earning one letter. PERSONAL: Zane Robert Mitchell Thomas was born Feb. 23, 1994, in Las Vegas, Nev. ... The son of Bob and Susan Thomas ... Majoring in business administration ... Has one sibling: Van (16) ... His father played college golf and volleyball at UC Irvine.

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All-Time Roster

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

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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) Biddle, Blake (2010-pres.) Bisbee, Jeff (1983-87) Blanchard, Greg Bowler, George Brown, Doug (1983-86)

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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)

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

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Edwards. Matt (2003-04) Elliott, Bob (1988-89) Ellsworth, John (1984-86) Epstein, Jordan (2009-10) Ernst, Derek (2008-12) Eubank, Tom

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Feutz, James (2012-pres.) Fink, Jim (1986-87) Fischer, Steve (1984-87) Flynn, David (2011-pres.)

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Foulds, Brett (1999-02) Fowles, Casey (2004-06) Frola, Art Fryatt, Edward (1991-94)

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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)

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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)

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Johnson, Carl (2011-pres.) Johnson, Dave (1990-95) Johnson, Hunter (1995-96)

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Kanda, Brett (2005-10) Kearney, Mike Keeney, Ryan (2002-07) Kendall, Skip (1982-86) Kenyon, Dave Kepler, Jim Kim, Arthur (2010-pres.) Kinsinger, Matt (2003-08) Kirk, Michael (1998-00) Kitayama, Kurt (2011-pres.) Klabacka, Matt Kolb, Todd (1988-90) Kraemer, Max (2009-11) Kupeyan, Calvin (1999-03)

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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)

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Majors, Karsten (2009-11) Mariano, Carl Martin, Cameron (1988-89) maruri, Nicholas (2010-pres.) Mays, Tyler (1998-01) McCullough, Lance (1994-95) McGraw, Jeff (1996) mcInerney, AJ (2012-pres.) 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)

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

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O’Connor, Bill (1985-89) O’Shea, Darin Oh, James (2000-01) Oh, Ted (1995-97) Olson, Eddie (2005-10) Osborn, Darin (1988-92)

Schultz, Dave Schutte, Warren (1989-93) Scott, Adam (1998-99) Seefus, Doug (1986-87) Sellinger, Art (1984-85) Seven, Rick (1979-81) Slattery, Kenden (2012-pres.) Smith, Colby (2008-12) Smith, Scott (1984-85) Speer, Don Starks, Mike Strandberg, Alexander (1999-00) Sul, Robert (1998-01) Sutton, Scott (1984-85) Sweeney, Tim (1985-86)

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Texter, Jarred (2004-08) Thomas, Zane (2012-pres.) Thompson, Gary (1989-91) Thornley, Christian (1997-01) Todd, Matt (1991-95) Tracey, John (1984-85) Trimble, Blake (2005-07) Turner, Gary Turner, Steve

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

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Weston, Wes Whisman, Travis (2000-05) Whitaker, Chase (1992-95) Williams, Dale Wingfield, Scott (1997-01) Wooding, Jeremiah (2007-11) Wright, Jay

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Zankl, Scott (1992-94)

Pedigo, Kevin (1986-88) Penner, Kevin (2009-pres.) Pinjuv, Johnny (2006-10) Posey, Ryan (2002-03) Raitt, Andrew (1990-92) Rebollar, Daniel (1989-90) Rick, Tony (1983-85) Riley, Chris (1992-96) Ruiz, Mike (1994-97)

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

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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 marked 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.

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1998 National Champions

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. 81


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

“Absolutely incredible,” Schutte’s coach,

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

“The key for me today is that I played the par fives at six-under and had four eagle

mentally. His composure now is one of the best I’ve ever seen.”

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

In team competition, senior Scott

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 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 by three strokes after the third round, shot 297 to finish at 1,168.

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

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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“This carries a lot of weight for our program,” 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 beCAMe 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 and in 2010, Jeremy Anderson entered the Hall.


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.

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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 Golfer of the Year for the second straight season in 2004-05 and made the All-MW team for the fourth time. He captured UNLV’s Sportsman of the Year award all four of his years at UNLV. Moore had the opportunity to turn professional after his junior season, but chose to return to school for his senior year. He is currently on the PGA Tour and has recorded two victories: the 2009 Wyndham Championship and the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.


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Media exposure

New York Times

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Savane College All-America Mountain West Championship Mountain West Championship Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate William H. Tucker Invitational PING Arizona Intercollegiate Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship 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 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Mountain West Championship Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational PING Arizona Intercollegiate Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Mountain West Championship 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 Nicholas Maruri Seung-su Han Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Travis Whisman Michael Kirk Jeremy Anderson Chris Berry Derek Ernst Derek Ernst Derek Ernst C.J. Gatto Adam Scott Chris Riley Kevin Penner Seung-su Han Ryan Moore Jeremy Anderson Derek Ernst Derek Ernst 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

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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. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. 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 2011-12 2007-08 2003-04 2003-04 2003-04 1998-99 1997-98 1997-98 2011-12 2011-12 2009-10 2006-07 1999-00 1993-94 2009-10 2007-08 2004-05 1999-00 2011-12 2009-10 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 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate 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 ASU Thunderbird Invitational Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate PING Arizona Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate John Hancock All-American Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Williams H. Tucker Invitational Golf World Collegiate Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate John A. Burns Intercollegiate 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 Championships 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. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 25. 26. 27. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 36. 38. 40. 42. 43. 45. 46.

69.29 69.39 70.85 71.18 71.33 71.39 71.40 71.43 71.60 71.61 71.65 71.70 71.83 71.83 71.89 71.93 72.08 72.09 72.10 72.23 72.29 72.33 72.38 72.38 72.39 72.41 72.42 72.42 72.44 72.46 72.47 72.51 72.52 72.53 72.53 72.55 72.55 72.56 72.56 72.58 72.58 72.64 72.75 72.75 72.77 72.79 72.79

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

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

2004-05 2003-04 1999-00 1993-94 2007-08 2011-12 2006-07 2009-10 2008-09 2011-12 1999-00 2002-03 1997-98 1997-98 2011-12 2010-11 2005-06 2004-05 1991-92 2004-05 2004-05 2007-08 2006-07 1998-99 2004-05 2009-10 2007-08 1990-91 2002-03 2006-07 2005-06 1997-98 1992-93 2006-07 2010-11 2008-09 2006-07 2001-02 2000-01 2011-12 1992-93 1994-95 2004-05 1999-00 1998-99 2007-08 1996-97

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.

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.

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.

12.

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

49 49 48 48 45 45 45 45 45 44 44 44 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 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 Kevin Penner Derek Ernst Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Ed Fryatt Ed Fryatt Hub Goyen Blake Biddle Derek Ernst Derek Ernst Kevin Penner Colby Smith 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. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. So. 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 2011-12 2009-10 1998-99 1997-98 1993-94 1992-93 1989-90 2011-12 2011-12 2010-11 2010-11 2009-10 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. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 25. 26. 27.

70.76 71.80 72.01 72.20 72.31 72.36 72.50 72.60 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 Derek Ernst Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk Seung-su Han Blake Biddle Eddie Olson Kevin Penner 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. 7. 8.

7 6 5 4 4 4 3 2 2

rounds

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 17. 18.

179 178 170 154 147 142 139 136 132 131 126 125 125 124 117 117 103 102 102

Ryan Moore Warren Schutte Jeremy Anderson Derek Ernst Chris Riley Ed Fryatt Kevin Penner Eddie Olson Michael Kirk

136-9,624 147-10,556 154-11,089 79-5,704 101-7,303 74-5,355 131-9,498 102-7,406 178-12,932 179-13,009 126-9,163 124-9,018 90-6,551 142-10,358 63-4,606 103-7,536 75-5,498 83-6,089 89-6,531 117-8,595 42-3,088 90-6,619 102-7,503 125-9,195 125-9,204 139-10,261 76-5,617

2001-05 2008-12 1996-00 1998-00 2005-08 2010-SA 2005-10 2009-SA 1992-96 1989-93 2004-08 2000-05 2003-06 1991-94 2007-09 1988-91 2004-08 2004-08 2002-07 2006-10 1998-99 1995-99 1994-98 1996-01 1989-92 1993-97 1995-97

2001-05 1989-93 1996-00 2008-12 1992-96 1991-94 2009-SA 2005-10 1998-00

Team season records vIcTorIes 1. 2. 4.

8. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4.

.467 (7-15) .417 (5-12) .385 (5-13) .286 (4-14) .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)

6. 8. 9. 10.

17.

1997-98 2011-12 1998-99 2009-10 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.

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

1997-98 2011-12 1998-99 2009-10 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

15.

1989-93 1992-96 1988-92 1996-00 2008-12 1991-94 1993-97 2001-05 1993-97 2005-10 2004-08 1996-01 1989-92 2000-05 2006-10 1988-92 1988-91 2009-SA 1994-98

3 2 2 2 2 2 2

1997-98 2011-12 (twice) 2009-10 2001-02 1998-99 (twice) 1993-94 1992-93

medalIsTs (sInce ‘85-86) 1.

4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

5.

9.

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

2011-12 1998-99 1993-94 1990-91 2009-10 2004-05 2003-04 1989-90 2010-11 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 2

1990-91 (Schutte, Schutte, Schutte, Schutte) 2011-12 (Penner, Biddle) 1993-94 (Riley, Fryatt) 1992-93 (Fryatt, Fryatt)

margIn oF vIcTorY

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8.

10. 11.

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

14. 16.

23 22 21 20 17 16 16 15 15 13 11 11 11 10 10 8 8

Mountain West Championships Big West Championships Big West Championships William H. Tucker Intercollegiate Shoot-Out at Angel Park William H. Tucker Invitational 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 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

1999-00 1993-94 1995-96 1995-96 2007-08 2009-10 1996-97 2004-05 1993-94 1992-93 2008-09 1998-99 1997-98 2005-06 2005-06 2011-12 2009-10


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 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

# of TouRn. 15 14 14 15 15 15 15 14 15 15 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 13 12

Conf. finiSh 4th (Big West) 2nd (Big West) 2nd (Big West) 1st (Big West) 1st (Big West) 1st (Big West) 2nd (Big West) 1st (Big West) 2nd (WAC) 2nd (WAC) 2nd (WAC) 1st (MW) 5th (MW) 1st (MW) T4th (MW) 3rd (MW) 2nd (MW) 3rd (MW) 2nd (MW) 4th (MW) 3rd (MW) 3rd (MW) 3rd (MW) 3rd (MW)

scorIng average 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 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

PlAYeR Hub Goyen Hub Goyen Warren Schutte Warren Schutte Ed Fryatt Chris Riley Chris Riley Mike Ruiz Ted Oh Jeremy Anderson Bill Lunde Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Scott Lander Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Andres Gonzales Jarred Texter Seung-su Han Eddie Olson Derek Ernst Derek Ernst Derek Ernst

nCAA Reg. finiSh 5th 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 5th 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 11th 3rd T3rd 11th 1st 10th T16th 24th 7th T3rd 12th 8th ClASS So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr.

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 71.43 71.93 71.39

nCAA ChAmP. finiSh 27th 18th 8th 4th 8th 7th 15th 2nd 22nd 1st 6th 6th N/A 23rd 13th N/A 8th 19th N/A N/A N/A T21st N/A N/A

TeAm 1ST 1 2 2 2 2 4 3 4 4 7 5 1 0 2 1 0 3 2 2 2 2 4 0 5

WoRST finiSh 27th 18th 11th 8th 13th 11th 15th 10th 22nd 11th 8th 11th 16th 23rd 13th 12th 9th 19th T16th 24th 12th 21st 12th 8th

indiv. ChAmPS 2 3 4 1 2 4 1 2 1 2 4 2 0 0 1 3 3 2 0 1 1 3 2 4

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

wIns YeAR 1989-89 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 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Scott Lander led the team and finished second in the Mountain West 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 0 3 2

2010-11 2011-12

PlAYeR Hub Goyen Hub Goyen Warren Schutte Warren Schutte Ed Fryatt Chris Riley Chris Riley Chad Campbell Ted Oh Bill Lunde Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk None None Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Ryan Moore Andres Gonzales Matt Kinsinger Eddie Olson Eddie Olson Derek Ernst Colby Smith Derek Ernst Kevin Penner Kevin Penner Blake Biddle Derek Ernst

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

1 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1

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Champions Team vIcTorIes

2012 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters 2012 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate 2011 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate 2011 William H. Tucker Invitational 2011 Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational 2010 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters 2010 John Burns Intercollegiate 2009 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate 2009 William H. Tucker Invitational 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 Championship 2002 Kepler Intercollegiate 2000 mountain West 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

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

Warren Schutte won six tournaments in his career.

Derek Ernst Blake Biddle Kevin Penner Kevin Penner derek ernst Kevin Penner Derek Ernst Derek Ernst Colby Smith 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

2012 ASU Thunderbird Invitational 2012 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters 2012 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate 2011 Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational 2011 mountain West Championship 2011 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate 2009 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate 2009 William H. Tucker Invitational 2009 William H. Tucker Invitational 2008 William H. Tucker Invitational 2008 mountain West 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 Championship 2004 National Invitation Tournament 2003 Toyota Men’s Collegiate Championship 2000 mountain West 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 & 2010) First rd: ...............................275 (2007) Second rd: ............. 271 (2009 & 2010) 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 ...................... 24*.............. UNLV plus 1 other school * still active

mounTaIn wesT records Team Best 54-Hole Score ................................845 (-19).............. UNLV ..........................2000 Margin of victory ............................................... 23.............. UNLV ..........................2000 IndIvIdual Best 54-Hole Score (to par) ...................206 (-10).............. Ryan Moore ................2004

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: .......... 64, Eddie Olson, 2010 .......................... 64, Derek Ernst, 2011 First rd: .........65, Seung-su Han, 2007 ............................. 65, Mike Ruiz, 1995 Second rd: ....... 64, Eddie Olson, 2010 .......................... 64, Derek Ernst, 2011 Third rd: ...........67, Blake Biddle, 2012 ......................... 67, Eddie Olson, 2010 ..........................67, Brett Kanda, 2007 ......................... 67, Ryan Moore, 2004 .................... 67, Warren Schutte, 1992

UNLV holds no Western Athletic Conference or Big West Conference Championship records.

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

Ryan Moore set a MW 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 all-amerIca selecTIons

IndIvIdual honors naTIonal coach oF The Year Dwaine Knight (1998) Dwaine Knight (1991)

2012 2010 2009 2007 2006 -

dIsTrIcT coach oF The Year Dwaine Knight (2005) Dwaine Knight (1998) Dwaine Knight (1991)

2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 -

conFerence coach oF The Year Dwaine Knight (MW, 2002) Dwaine Knight (WAC, 1998) Dwaine Knight (Big West, 1989) 2005

Derek Ernst (HM) Kevin Penner (HM) Derek Ernst (3rd) 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)

1999 -

1998 -

1997 1996 -

Jeremy Anderson (1st) 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)

conFerence Freshman oF The Year 2011 Blake Biddle (MW) 2006 Seung-su Han (MW) 2005 Jarred Texter (MW) 2002 Ryan Moore (MW) 2001 James Oh (MW)

all-conFerence selecTIons 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

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

wesTern aThleTIc conFerence

1999 1998 1997

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Gilberto Morales Ted Oh

mounTaIn wesT

Derek Ernst Kevin Penner Derek Ernst Kevin Penner Derek Ernst Colby Smith 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 Jeremy Anderson Michael Kirk Jeremy Anderson Bill Lunde Bill Lunde

First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team

1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 -

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

conFerence plaYer oF The Year 2011 Derek Ernst (MW) 2010 Derek Ernst (MW) 2005 Ryan Moore (MW) 2004 Ryan Moore (MW) 2000 Jeremy Anderson (MW) 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 1993 Chris Riley (BWC)

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

1995 1994 -

1996

1995

1994 1993

1992 1991

1990

1989 1988 1986

Second Team Second Team

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

wIlson award wInners

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.

Derek Ernst was presented the Wilson Award by Coach Knight two straight years.

Kevin Penner Derek Ernst Derek Ernst 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 academic 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

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993

Kurt Kitayama Arthur Kim Kevin Penner Derek Ernst Matt Kinsinger Seung-su Han Sam Hunt C.J. Gatto Andres Gonzales Troy Denton JC Deacon Brien Davis Christian Thornley Christian Thornley

Kevin Penner was presented with the Maze Award in 2010.

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Carl Jonson Colby Smith Colby Smith 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

Colby Smith won the Parker Award in both 2010 and 2011.

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

27th T21st DNF DNF DNF DNF

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

93rd ncaa champIonshIp June 6-9, 1990 Innisbrook Resort, Tarpon Springs, Fla. Arizona State (296-288-292-279—1,155) Phil Mickelson, Arizona State (279)

18th T33rd T68th T87th T110th T141st

unlv ....................296-300-302-298—1,196 Warren Schutte ................73-75-73-72—293 Darin Osborn ...................72-74-76-77—299 Monte Montgomery ..........76-75-78-73—302 Hub Goyen ......................75-76-75-79—305 Brandon Goethals ............78-79-79-76—312

94Th ncaa champIonshIp 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)

8th 1st T67th T81st T91st T107th

unlv ....................309-292-305-285—1,191 Warren Schutte ................72-70-74-67—283 Monte Montgomery ..........80-75-78-70—303 Cris Leon .........................77-74-78-76—305 Darin Osborn ...................80-73-80-73—306 Andrew Raitt ....................84-75-75-75—309

95Th ncaa champIonshIp June 3-6, 1992 The Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M. Arizona (286-284-274-285—1,129) Phil Mickelson, Arizona State (271)

4th T10th T15th T36th T42nd T42nd

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

96Th ncaa champIonshIp June 2-5, 1993 The Champions Golf Club, Lexington, Ky. Florida (291-277-294-283—1,145) Todd Demsey, Arizona (278)

8th T3rd T16th T56th T60th T71st

unlv ....................296-290-304-286—1,176 Chris Riley .......................73-69-77-68—287 Warren Schutte ................72-74-72-72—290 Eric Schroeder .................75-74-77-75—301 Ed Fryatt ..........................78-73-80-71—302 Matt Todd .........................76-78-78-78—310

97Th ncaa champIonshIp June 4-6, 1994 Stonebridge Country Club, McKinney, Texas Stanford (292-273-282-282—1,129) Justin Leonard, Texas (271)

7th T8th T21st T47th T58th T58th

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

98Th ncaa champIonshIp 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)

15th T24th T39th T49th T68th 72nd

unlv ................... 295-290-300-302—1,187 Mike Ruiz .........................69-72-74-77—292 Chad Campbell ................75-73-74-73—295 Chris Riley .......................75-73-75-74—297 Gilberto Morales ..............76-72-77-79—304 Mike Vance ......................77-73-78-78—306

99Th ncaa champIonshIp 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)

2nd T3rd T9th T18th T31st T84th

unlv ....................291-296-299-303—1,189 Mike Ruiz .........................71-74-74-72—291 Ted Oh .............................72-74-70-79—295 Chris Riley .......................71-73-79-76—299 Chad Campbell ................77-75-76-76—304 Chris Berry .......................91-81-87-85—344


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)

22nd T85th T85th T99th T128th T139th

unlv ..................................... 300-293—593 Bill Lunde ................................... 72-73—145 Ted Oh ....................................... 74-71—145 Mike Ruiz ................................... 77-73—150 Jeremy Anderson ....................... 77-76—153 Gilberto Morales ........................ 78-78—156

101sT 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 T2nd T15th T20th T29th T37th

unlv ................. (284-269-276-289—1,118) Chris Berry .......................70-68-67-67—272 Bill Lunde .........................73-65-67-76—281 Charley Hoffman ..............71-67-71-74—283 Jeremy Anderson .............70-69-72-74—285 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 11th T16th T47th T57th T71st

unlv ....................295-298-306-296—1,195 Adam Scott ......................77-70-77-73—297 Jeremy Anderson .............71-85-74-69—299 Charley Hoffman ..............71-73-79-81—304 Michael Kirk ......................76-78-76-76—306 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 T10th T10th T41st T47th T65th

unlv ....................286-287-277-281—1,131 Jeremy Anderson..............69-68-69-73—279 Michael Kirk ......................70-72-68-69—279 Calvin Kupeyan ................71-74-70-73—288 Scott Lander .....................79-73-70-67—289 Robert Sul.........................76-75-71-72—294

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)

23rd T8th T74th T102 T124 T148

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

106Th ncaa champIonshIp

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 T22nd 34th T56th T71st 82nd

unlv ......... 313-300-295-312—1,220 Ryan Moore ........... 76-71-75-77—299 Travis Whisman ..... 77-81-71-73—302 Ryan Keeney ......... 80-78-73-79—310 Brien Davis ............ 81-75-76-83—315 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 T5th T27th T42nd T61st T67th

unlv ......... 284-290-302-286—1,162 (+42) Ryan Moore ............. 72-73-71-66—282 (+2) Ryan Keeney .......... 69-75-73-73—290 (+10) Andres Gonzales .... 70-73-77-73—293 (+13) Jarred Texter............ 74-70-81-75--300 (+20) 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 T87th T102nd T102nd T122nd T127th

unlv .................... 293-290-297—880 (+16) C.J. Gatto ..................... 74-68-76—218 (+2) Andres Gonzales .......... 76-75-70—221 (+5) Jarred Texter ................ 75-70-76—221 (+5) Seung-su Han .............. 73-77-75—225 (+9) Matt Kinsinger ............ 71-77-78—226 (+10)

113Th ncaa champIonshIp June 1-3, 2010 The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn. Augusta State (won match play) Scott Langley, Illinois (70-68-68—206)

T21st T25th T64th T103rd T103rd T116th

unlv .................... 294-292-293—879 (+15) Derek Ernst ................... 72-71-72—215 (-1) Kevin Penner ................ 77-72-71—220 (+4) Brett Kanda .................. 76-74-75—225 (+9) Eddie Olson .................. 74-75-76—225 (+9) Colby Smith .................72-80-75—227 (+11) 99


NCAA Regional Appearances 2012 ncaa easT regIonal

Grandover Resort’s East Course, Greensboro, N.C., May 17-19 14 Teams, 75 Individuals 8th unlv ........................................... 293-304-291—888 (+24) T7th Blake Biddle......................................... 70-73-74—217 (+1) T23rd Kevin Penner ....................................... 75-76-71—222 (+6) T28th Carl Jonson ......................................... 73-77-74—224 (+8) T35th Derek Ernst.......................................... 75-78-72—225 (+9) T69th Kurt Kitayama .................................... 82-81-75—238 (+22)

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

2011 ncaa san dIego regIonal

The Farms Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., May 19-21 13 Teams, 75 Individuals 12th unlv ........................................... 295-297-305—897 (+33) T8th Blake Biddle.......................................... 74-69-72—215 (-1) T34th Kevin Penner ....................................... 72-74-75—221 (+5) T34th Derek Ernst ......................................... 69-73-79—221 (+5) 71st Nicholas Maruri.................................. 80-81-80—241 (+25) 73rd Colby Smith ....................................... 87-84-79—250 (+34)

2010 ncaa san dIego regIonal Carlton Oaks Golf Club, San Diego, Calif. Oregon (294-290-286—870; +6) unlv ..........................................294-294-298—886 (+22) Eddie Olson .........................................68-73-74—215 (-1) Colby Smith ........................................75-74-73—222 (+6) Derek Ernst.........................................74-75-76—225 (+9) Kevin Penner .................................... 79-72-76—227 (+11) Brett Kanda.......................................77-79-75—231 (+15)

T3rd T3rd T18th T33rd T45th T57th

2009 ncaa ausTIn regIonal

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

7th 9th T12th T37th T41st T56th

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) unlv ...........................................281-281-282—844 (-20) Seung-su Han......................................72-67-69—208 (-8) Jarred Texter ........................................72-68-69—209 (-7) Eddie Olson .........................................68-74-72—214 (-2) C.J. Gatto ...........................................69-76-72—217 (+1) Brett Kanda.........................................78-72-74—224 (+8)

T16th T30th T36th T71st T86th T118th

2006 ncaa easT regIonal

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

10th T2nd T52nd T59th T95th T110th

2005 ncaa wesT regIonal T6th T15th T15th T21st T39th

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)

2003 ncaa wesT regIonal T3rd T8th T16th T22nd T36th T70th

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

2002 ncaa wesT regIonal 3rd T16th T22nd T34th T44th T77th

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

2001 ncaa wesT regIonal 11th T26th T38th T49th T61st T77th

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

2000 ncaa wesT regIonal T2nd T2nd T5th T9th T38th T66th

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

1999 ncaa wesT regIonal 2nd T2nd 7th T13th T20th T36th

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

1998 ncaa wesT regIonal 3rd T14th T14th T14th T19th T23rd

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

1997 ncaa wesT regIonal T2nd T6th T16th T22nd T42nd

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

1996 ncaa wesT regIonal

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

2nd 3rd T14th T19th T27th T70th

Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Calif. Stanford (286-292-288—866) unlv .................................................. 288-291-288—867 Chad Campbell ......................................... 70-71-73—214 Mike Ruiz .................................................. 74-76-68—218 Ted Oh ...................................................... 73-71-75—219 Chris Riley ................................................ 76-73-72—221 Chris Berry ................................................ 71-76-82—229

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

1995 ncaa wesT regIonal 5th T6th T24th T36th T53rd T66th

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

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 4th T9th T13th T30th T30th 89th

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

1992 ncaa wesT regIonal 3rd T3rd T18th T33rd T33rd T53rd

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

1991 ncaa wesT regIonal 3rd 1st 2nd T41st T69th T69th

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

1990 ncaa wesT regIonal 1st T3rd T6th T42nd T79th

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

1989 ncaa wesT regIonal 5th T11th T17th T28th T39th T50th

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


conference championship history 2002 mounTaIn wesT 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 2001 mounTaIn wesT 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

UNLV captured the inaugural Mountain West title in 2000 by 23 strokes.

T3rd T9th 13th T17th T22nd T22nd

2012 mounTaIn wesT Omni Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. San Diego State (280-278-286 —844; -8) unlv .................................285-284-282—851 (-1) Derek Ernst ..............................71-68-73—212 (-1) Kevin Penner .......................... 72-73-69—214 (+1) Carl Jonson............................. 72-69-76—217 (+4) Blake Biddle ............................ 78-74-67—219 (+6) Kurt Kitayama ......................... 70-76-73—219 (+6)

2nd T4th T6th T9th T13th 29th

2007 mounTaIn wesT OMNI Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. BYU (272-288-286—846; -6) unlv .................................275-293-279—847 (-5) Seung-su Han ..........................65-71-74—210 (-3) C.J. Gatto................................. 68-73-70—211 (-2) Brett Kanda ...............................71-75-67—213 (E) Jarred Texter ........................... 73-74-68—215 (+2) Eddie Olson .......................... 71-77-75—223 (+10)

2011 mounTaIn wesT Omni Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. San Diego State (283-274-277—834; -18) 3rd unlv ................................ 287-273-294—854 (+2) T1st Derek Ernst ..............................71-64-72—207 (-6) T7th Kevin Penner ...........................70-69-73—212 (-1) T17th Blake Biddle ........................... 73-71-72—216 (+3) T26th Nicholas Maruri ....................... 73-69-77—219 (+6) 45th Arthur Kim ............................. 79-84-87—250 (+37)

2006 mounTaIn wesT 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)

2010 mounTaIn wesT Omni Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. Colorado State (283-274-277—834; -18) 3rd unlv .................................290-271-288—849 (-3) 2nd Eddie Olson .............................76-64-67—207 (-6) T5th Derek Ernst ..............................70-69-73—212 (-1) T12th Colby Smith ............................ 71-70-73—214 (+1) T16th Kevin Penner .......................... 73-68-75—216 (+3) T39th Brett Kanda ........................... 76-78-77—231 (+18)

2005 mounTaIn wesT 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)

3rd 2nd T13th T13th T20th T24th

2009 mounTaIn wesT Omni Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. TCU (276-280-288—844; -8) San Diego State (283-280-281—844; -8) unlv .................................289-271-285—845 (-7) Ji Moon ....................................68-67-73—208 (-5) Derek Ernst ............................. 73-68-73—214 (+1) Eddie Olson ............................ 73-65-76—214 (+1) Colby Smith ............................ 75-73-68—216 (+3) Brett Kanda ............................. 75-71-71—217 (+4)

4th 1st T10th T10th T32nd T36th

2008 mounTaIn wesT OMNI Tucson National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz. Colorado State (288-284-278—850; -2) unlv ................................ 281-286-292—859 (+7) Eddie Olson .............................70-69-70—209 (-4) Seung-su Han ......................... 69-73-73—215 (+2) Brett Kanda ............................. 69-71-75—215 (+2) Matt Kinsinger ......................... 73-75-74—222 (+9) Ji Moon ................................. 73-73-79—225 (+12)

2000 mounTaIn wesT 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 1999 wesTern aThleTIc 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

2nd 2nd T7th T12th T20th T27th

1998 wesTern aThleTIc Poppy Ridge Golf Club, Livermore, Calif. TCU (278-292-277—847) unlv ........................................277-288-287—852 Bill Lunde ........................................68-71-68—207 Chris Berry ......................................70-73-71—214 Scott Lander ...................................71-71-73—215 Jeremy Anderson ............................68-74-76—218 Charley Hoffman .............................72-73-75—220

2004 mounTaIn wesT 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 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

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

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Chris Riley won the 1994 Big West Conference Championship and finished in the top five in three of his four conference championships. 1997 wesTern aThleTIc 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

2nd 3rd 4th 6th T11th

1996 BIg wesT Fort Ord Bayonet Course, Fort Ord, Calif.. unlv (280-299-292—871) Mike Ruiz .........................................68-72-74—214 Chris Riley ......................................71-75-73—219 Chad Campbell ...............................72-76-72—220 Ted Oh ............................................69-78-75—222 Chris Berry ......................................77-76-73—226

2nd 2nd T3rd T16th 18th 22nd

1995 BIg wesT University Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M. New Mexico State (277-280-291—848) unlv ........................................279-284-289—852 Mike Ruiz ........................................65-70-74—209 Chad Campbell ...............................69-69-73—211 Chris Riley ......................................72-72-73—217 Gilberto Morales .............................73-73-72—218 Mike Vance .....................................74-77-71—222

1st T4th T4th T8th T12th

1994 BIg wesT 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

1st 3rd 4th T7th 32nd

1993 BIg wesT Spanish Trail Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev. unlv (294-300-306—900) Ed Fryatt .........................................76-71-74—221 Eric Schroeder ................................75-73-77—225 Chris Riley ......................................74-76-77—227 Warren Schutte ...............................69-83-78—230 Matt Todd ........................................77-80-86—243

1st 2nd T4th T25th T30th

1992 BIg wesT Sandpiper Course, Santa Barbara, Calif. unlv (286-289-280—855) Warren Schutte ...............................66-73-67—206 Monte Montgomery .........................72-71-69—212 Ed Fryatt .........................................74-71-70—215 Brandon Goethals ...........................75-74-74—223 Darin Osborn ..................................74-79-74—227

2nd 1st T4th T9th T15th T33rd

1991 BIg wesT Virginia Country Club, Long Beach, Calif. Fresno State (287-289-282—858) unlv ........................................291-290-278—859 Warren Schutte ...............................71-67-69—207 Darin Osborn ..................................72-74-69—215 Cris Leon ........................................72-74-71—217 Andrew Raitt ...................................76-75-69—220 Monte Montgomery .........................80-76-73—229

2nd T4th T4th T8th T11th T20th

1990 BIg wesT Birch Creek Golf Course, Logan, Utah Fresno State (287-279-291—857) unlv ........................................296-283-284—863 Monte Montgomery .........................72-73-71—216 Hub Goyen......................................74-73-69—216 Darin Osborn ..................................74-70-73—217 Brandon Goethals ...........................77-70-71—218 Warren Schutte ...............................76-70-75—221

1989 BIg wesT 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

7th T1st* T18th T18th 41st 45th

1988 BIg wesT Fort Ord Bayonet Course, Fort Ord, Calif. Fresno State (306-308-297—911) unlv ........................................311-307-318—936 Kevin Pedigo...................................75-72-78—225 Bruce Mullen ...................................78-77-78—233 Bob Elliott........................................79-76-78—233 Tim Grogan .....................................79-85-84—248 Joey Neff .........................................81-82-88—251

9th T21st T25th T28th T35th T46th

1987 BIg wesT University Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M. New Mexico State (286-289-278—853) unlv ........................................297-302-295—894 Bill O'Connor ...................................75-74-72—221 John Bandy .....................................72-76-75—223 Jeff Bisbee ......................................75-77-72—224 Kevin Pedigo...................................75-75-76—226 Bob Elliott........................................79-77-77—233

T7th T1st* T21st 32nd 44th T48th

1986 BIg wesT Elkhorn Country Club, Stockton, Calif. Fresno State (287-298-294—879) unlv ........................................307-311-306—924 Skip Kendall ....................................74-74-70—218 Steve Fischer ..................................73-79-78—230 Jeff Bisbee ......................................79-77-78—234 Bruce Mullen ...................................81-81-81—243 Joe Neff...........................................86-81-80—247

3rd 4th T7th T20th T27th T35th

1985 BIg wesT Tropicana Country Club, Las Vegas, Nev. San Jose State (290-288-283—861) unlv ........................................299-292-287—878 Jeff Bisbee ......................................74-72-68—214 Skip Kendall ....................................75-69-74—218 Steve Fischer ..................................77-76-72—225 Kent Adams ....................................80-75-73—228 Charles Berry ..................................73-81-78—232

* - lost in a playoff

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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 inclu 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 2012 with Derek Ernst's selection to the United States Palmer Cup team. The last Rebel to be selected prior to that was in 2004 when Ryan Moore earned his second selection. Ernst became the fifth Rebel golfer to play in the celebrated 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 our team 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 reflection

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Chris Riley 1995

The 1995 U.S. Walker Cup team.

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.

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. assis 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.

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Ted Oh 1997

Jeremy Anderson Scott Lander 1998, 1999 2001

Ryan Moore 2003, 2004

Captain Dwaine Knight 1997

Asst. Coach Andy Bischel 2008

Derek Ernst 2012

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RYDER CUP REBELS

Chad Campbell (left) and Chris Riley (below) have both played in the Ryder Cup for the United States. Campbell was a member of the team in 2004, 2006 and 2008, while Riley played in 2004.

The Ryder Cup takes place every other year between teams from Europe and the United States with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and overseas. One of the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed upon a professsional golfer is to be selected to participate in the Ryder Cup, and one of the things that makes the Ryder cup unique lies in the fact that even though it receives a lot of money from sponsors, the winners compete only for the championship cup and not any prize money. Two former Rebel golfers have had the honor of competing in the Ryder Cup for the United States: Chad Campbell and Chris Riley. Campbell was a member of the team in 2004, 2006 and 2008, while Riley played in 2004. Europe won the 2004 event at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich., and again in 2006 at The K Club in Kildare, Ireland. The United States won in 2008 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

PRESIDENTS CUP

The Presidents Cup takes place every other year between a team from the United States and an international team representing the rest of the world less Europe. Former Rebel golfer Adam Scott has played in five Presidents Cups as a member of the International Team. He has participated in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. Just like the Ryder Cup, there is no prize money awarded. The net proceeds are distributed to charities nominated by the players, captains and captains' assistants.

Adam Scott has played in the Presidents Cup five times.

Five former UNLV men's golfers have recorded a total of 17 top-10 finishes at Major PGA Tour tournaments. Top-10 FInIshes In pga Tour major champIonshIps BYFormer reBels Player

At unlv

Chad Campbell

1995-96

Skip Kendall Ryan Moore

1982-86 2001-05

Chris Riley

1992-96

Adam Scott

1998-99

major Championship 2003 PGA Champ. 2006 Masters 2009 Masters 2011 British Open 1998 PGA Champ. 2006 PGA Champ. 2009 U.S. Open 2002 PGA Champ. 2004 PGA Champ. 2002 Masters 2004 PGA Champ. 2006 British Open 2006 PGA Champ. 2011 Masters 2011 PGA Champ. 2012 Masters 2012 British Open

finish

2nd T-3rd T-2nd T-5th T-10th T-9th T-10th 3rd T-4th T-9th T-9th T-8th T-3rd T-2nd 7th T-8th 2nd

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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. He was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. 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. He was still active on both the Nationwide (formerly Buy.com) and Gateway Tours before retiring from professional golf in 2010. 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. His best finish on the Nationwide Tour in 2005 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 tournaments, 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 also a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 1998 national champion squad that was inducted in 2008.

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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 $21.2 mil-lion on the PGA Tour.

Coach Knight and Chad Campbell at the 2005 Masters. 107


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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 Andres Gonzales ...........2003-06 ...........2011-SA Charley Hoffman............1995-99 ...........2006-SA..............2 Skip Kendall...................1982-86 ...........1993-SA Bill Lunde.......................1993-98 ...........2009-SA..............1 Ryan Moore ...................2001-05 ...........2006-SA..............2 Ted Oh ...........................1995-97 ..............2008 Chris Riley .....................1992-96 ...........1999-SA..............1 Adam Scott ....................1998-99 ...........2003-SA..............8

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andres gonzales The most recent former Rebel golfer to earn his PGA Tour card is Andres Gonzales, who played at UNLV from 2003-06. He earned his way on to the PGA Tour through Q-School in December of 2010 after playing on a variety of professional tours including the Nationwide and Canadian Tours. Originally from Olympia, Wash., Gonzales turned in a 72.79 career scoring average at UNLV, which ranks 13th in program history. He was a first-team All-Mountain West selection and a third-team All-American his senior year and earned the program's Wilson Award, which is given annually to the squad's top player. As a senior at UNLV, Gonzales won the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque and he led the Rebels with a 72.08 scoring average, which is the 17th-lowest in program history. His 54-hole total 206 at the Cougar Classic in 2006 tied for the 24th-lowest tournament total ever by a Rebel golfer. Gonzales earned the 2004 Michael Maze Award, which is given every year to the player that best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf. Gonzales played in two NCAA championship finals with his best finish coming in 2005 when he tied for eighth. He finished 12th twice at the MW Championship and his best NCAA Regional finish was 15th. On the PGA Tour in 2011, Gonzales played in 21 events, made nine cuts and finished in the top 25 twice. His best finish on Tour is a tie for 16th at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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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 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 four in 2009, including a second-place finish at the FBR Open. In 2010, he won his second PGA Tour title, this time at the Deutsche Bank Championship. In 2011, Hoffman had two top-10 finishes and a total of six top-25s. He has recorded a secondplace finish in each of the last two years on tour. For his career, Hoffman has earned more than $10.6 million on the PGA Tour. He has made 139 cuts in 204 career PGA Tour events played, including 54 top-25 finishes and 23 top-10s. He is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as the 1998 national champion squad was inducted in 2008.

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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, and in 2010, his best finish was a tie for fourth at the Mayakoba. He has finished second in four PGA Tour events during his career and third in two others. He has a total of 26 top-10 finishes, 93 top-25s and has earned over $8 million on the PGA Tour.

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BIll lunde A 1998 second-team and 1997 third-team All-American, Bill Lunde was a Rebel golfer from 1993-98. 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 tied for 13th 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 spent 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 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 were a tie for fourth at the Frys.com Open and a tie for sixth at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He earned over $825,000 during his rookie campaign. In 2010, Lunde earned his first career PGA Tour victory when he won the Turning Stone Resort Championship in New York. He made 12 cuts that year and finished in the top 10 three times, giving him over $1 million in earnings in a season for the first time in his career. Lunde has now totaled over $3.1 million in earnings on the PGA Tour. For his career, Lunde has played in 111 PGA Tour events, making the cut 64 times and finishing in the top 25 17 times. He also earned $1 million for winning the Kodak Challenge in 2011. The competition consists of 30 PGA Tour holes -- one at each of 30 tournaments throughout the season. The player with the lowest score on his best 18 Kodak Challenge holes wins the $1 million. Lunde is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as the 1998 national champion squad was inducted in 2008.

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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. He had the opportunity to turn pro after his junior season, but decided to return to school. 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 Golfer of the Year for the second straight season in 2004-05 and made the All-MW 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 won again at the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He has a total of six second-place finishes on the PGA Tour, two thirdplace finishes, 35 top-10s and 63 top-25s. He has earned over $13.9 million during his PGA Tour career.

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chrIs rIleY Chris 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 in 2009, he tied for seventh at the same event. In 2010, he had three top-10 finishes, including fourth at the Travelers Championship and in 2011, his best was a tie for ninth at the Sony Open in Hawaii. For his career, Riley has earned more than $11.4 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 eight 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, the 2008 EDS Byron Nelson Championship, the 2010 Valero Texas Open and the 2011 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. For his career, Scott has earned more than $28.3 million on the PGA Tour. He has played in 197 tournaments, making the cut 154 times. He has nine second-place finishes, seven thirds, 53 top-10s and 89 top-25s. He has recorded eight top-10 finishes at Major PGA Tour events with his best finishes coming at the 2011 Masters and 2012 British Open, both second-place showings.

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UNLV

Combining 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 over five 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 37 Greek organizations supplement the social development of students. From within its 15 schools and colleges, including the 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.

Campus founded 1957 Campus size 358 acres Total enrollment 27,364 Average undergraduate class size 31 Average graduate class size18 Average undergraduate age 23 Average graduate age 32 Female students 55% Male students 45% Total employees 2,850 Faculty with doctorates 90% Faculty with terminal degrees 95% Undergraduate degree programs and certificates 108 Graduate/Professional degree programs and certificates 137 Total 2011-12 graduates 5,500 Undergraduate per-credit fee $191.50 Graduate per-credit fee $264.00

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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 27,000 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 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 137 graduate tracts, UNLV graduated a class of 5,500 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.

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Dr. Neal J. Smatresk was appointed president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Aug. 6, 2009. Today, he leads a campus that is committed to serving Nevada by creating an educated workforce and forging community and business partnerships to move our state economy forward. Smatresk emphasizes UNLV’s role as a first choice institution dedicated to educational access and success for diverse students. Under Smatresk’s direction, UNLV established the Academic Success Center, which is living up to its name by helping students identify the right majors, succeed in their classes, and graduate on time. Student athletes are advised through the center, and are excelling academically. UNLV is a collaborative university that crosses internal and external boundaries. A testament to Smatresk’s vision is UNLV’s partnership with the highly respected Brookings Institution to establish Brookings Mountain West, the national think tank’s first foray this side of the Mississippi. Through this partnership and a commitment to respond to the state’s workforce demands, UNLV is driving research and innovation needed to diversify the region’s economic base and provide critically needed services for a dynamic region. Smatresk is a scientist by training and received his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980. Following post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Smatresk 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 time there, Hawaii’s flagship university 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. His career at UNLV began in 2007 as executive vice president and provost, where he was responsible for the leadership and administration of all academic and research programs, spanning 15 colleges and two professional schools. President Smatresk has received numerous teaching awards, and his research in cardio respiratory physiology has resulted in more than 50 papers and book chapters and grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. His undergraduate alma mater, Gettysburg College, awarded him its Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award in 2011.

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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Bringing with him a wealth of experience and the reputation as one of the nation’s top administrators, Jim Livengood was introduced as UNLV’s 11th full-time Director of Athletics on Dec. 17, 2009. He wasted no time getting to work, as less than two weeks later he hired Bobby Hauck as the 10th head coach in Rebel football history. Just three months after that it was announced that a new, state-of-the-art basketball practice facility, the Mendenhall Center, would be built and that stunning addition to the department was dedicated in January 2012. In spring of 2011, Livengood chose Dave Rice to be head coach of the Runnin’ Rebel men’s basketball team and the veteran AD has also overseen the hiring of new coaches in UNLV sports such as baseball, softball and women’s volleyball. This past June, the State Board of Regents approved a new contract for Livengood that will keep him running the department through at least December 2015. Livengood came to UNLV following a successful tenure of more than 15 years at the University of Arizona where he oversaw an athletics program that annually competed for championships not only in the Pac-10 Conference but also at a national level, maintained a high academic

standard for its student-athletes and continually operated its $43 million budget in the black. His fiscal leadership helped Arizona remain one of the lone black-ink athletics programs among a small handful of institutions that rely exclusively on generated funds and do not receive state-appropriated monies. During his time in Tucson, he served as the Pacific-10 Conference president, chair of the Pac-10 Athletic Directors Revenue Sharing Committee and a member of the conference’s Bowl Committee and Basketball Tournament Subcommittee. He also was a member of the Rose Bowl Management Committee, the NCAA Fellows program, NACDA President, and chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, on which he served five years. His work at Arizona and its ascension on the national level earned him an Athletic Director of the Year Award from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics in 2006 for Division I-A. Livengood initiated Campaign Arizona, which raised more than $130 million for athletic facility improvements and endowments while the Wildcats maintained a top-25 competitive record in the NACDA Directors’ Cup (formerly Sears Cup), including high rankings of sixth in 1993-94, fourth in 1994-95, seventh in 1995-96, sixth in both 1996-97 and 1997-98 and ninth in 2001-02. That record reflects success throughout Arizona’s broad-based program, highlighted by participation in the 1994 and 2001 NCAA Men’s Final Four and champions of the 1997 NCAA Men’s National Basketball Tournament. Arizona also won the 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Women’s Softball College World Series titles, the 1996 and 2000 NCAA Women’s Golf title and the 2008 men’s and women’s NCAA Swimming Championships. Livengood is a member of the NCAA Fellows Program to mentor new athletic directors, has served as a member of the NCAA Peer Review Team from 1994-99, the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force, and the Women’s Committee on Athletics. He has been a member of the NACDA Preseason Football Games Committee since

ALL-TIME ATHLETIC DIRECTORS Michael “Chub” Drakulich Bill Ireland Al Negratti Charles Bucher Brad Rothermel Dennis Finfrock Jim Weaver Fred Albrecht (Interim) Charles Cavagnaro John Robinson Fred Albrecht (Interim) Mike Hamrick Jerry Koloskie (Interim) Jim Livengood

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2000 and was a member of the NACDA Strategic Planning Committee from 1999-2001. He served as NACDA president in 1998, and in 1999 was named Division I-A Athletic Director of the Year. He is also a member of the Division I-A Athletic Directors Association, having served as president of that association in 1998. Livengood spent six years as the Athletics Director at Washington State University from 1988-93 where he developed what is still widely regarded as a model gender equity program. In addition he laid the groundwork for a studentathlete wellness center that is regarded as one of the finest in the nation. Livengood began his administrative career in 1980 as the Associate Director for Development and Public Relations at Washington State before becoming the Athletics Director at Southern Illinois, a position he held until returning to Washington State. Born March 28, 1945, in Walla Walla, Wash., he received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1968 and completed his fifth-year education requirement for teaching certification at Central Washington University in 1972. He taught and served as an assistant football coach and track coach at Moses Lake High School in Washington in 1968-69, and as head football and basketball coach and counselor at Ephrata High School in Washington from 197280 before moving into athletics administration. Jim and his wife, Linda, have two grown children, Michelle, a lawyer in Flagstaff, and Jeremy, who resides in Phoenix. Both children are University of Arizona graduates. Michelle earned her law degree in May 2000 and Jeremy graduated in December1999. The Livengoods are the proud grandparents of four: new grandson Dylan and twins Emma and Isabella (3), born to Michelle and her husband, Jack Murphy, who is the men’s basketball head coach at NAU; and another recent addition, grandson James, born to Jeremy and his wife, Megan, in 2011.


ADMINSTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION

Jerry KolosKie

JUlio Freire

Deputy Director of Athletics Jerry Koloskie, Deputy Director of Athletics, served as Interim Athletics Director from August 2009 until December of that year, when Jim Livengood was named Director of Athletics. Prior to that, Koloskie spent 13 years as Senior Associate Athletics Director at UNLV. A member of the athletics department for the past 30 years, Koloskie is directly responsible for overseeing all internal functions of the athletics department and serves as the sport administrator for men’s basketball and volleyball, along with the athletic training and athletic equipment areas. He is also the athletics department’s liason to IMG College. He earned his master’s degree in physical education from Iowa State University in 1981 and moved to UNLV in 1982 to become Co-Head Athletic Trainer. In 1983 he became Head Athletic Trainer for all intercollegiate athletic teams at UNLV until moving into administration in 1997. He and his wife, Annette, have three children: sons John and Jim, and a daughter, Megan, as well as a granddaughter, Kaydence.

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development Julio Freire is in his third year with UNLV Athletics serving as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development, where he oversees the Rebel Athletic Fund and Athletic Ticket Operations. He also serves as the sport administrator for the men’s golf program, one of the top programs in the nation. Prior to UNLV, Freire served as Associate Athletics Director for Development at the University of Arizona, where he worked for three years. He has also served as the Associate Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech University where he played a key role in the department’s strategic planning and fundraising efforts. Before that, he served as Associate Athletics Director for Operations at Ohio University. A native of Tucson, Ariz., Freire earned his bachelor’s degree in education in 1990 from Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sun Devil cross country and track and field teams. He also holds master’s degrees in counseling and education administration. Before entering college athletics, he was a counselor, teacher, coach, and assistant principal (in charge of athletics at the high school level) before serving as a middle school principal. Julio and his wife, Cherie, have two children - Christopher and Gabriella.

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Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration

D.J. Allen is in his third year as Senior Associate Athletics Director of Communications for UNLV Athletics. Prior to his current role, he was involved with the Runnin’ Rebel basketball program in various marketing and community outreach capacities for five seasons (2005-10). Allen currently oversees the department’s marketing, media relations and community outreach efforts. A native of Southern Nevada and lifelong UNLV Rebel fan, Allen founded and ran a Las Vegas Valley-based public relations and advertising agency for nearly a decade prior to joining UNLV Athletics. He also co-authored the book “The Xs & Os of Success: A Playbook for Leaders in Business and Life” (with former Runnin’ Rebel coach Lon Kruger) and serves on a number of community organizations (including being a founding member and vice chair of the Dave Rice Foundation). Allen graduated from UNLV in 1996 with a communications degree and later earned his master’s of business administration from UNLV in 2002. He and his wife, Stacey (who also earned two degrees from UNLV), have two children: Bailey and Daniel.

Terry Cottle is in his 29th year in the UNLV Athletics Department. He spent 11 years as Associate Athletics Director and now is Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration. Cottle serves as the day-to-day administrator for the UNLV football program and also oversees the tennis and track & field/cross country teams. A former Rebel football recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, Cottle spent 10 years on the football coaching staff 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.

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eriC Toliver

Senior Associate Athletics Director Senior Woman Administrator

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance

Dr. Lisa Kelleher is in her 21st season as UNLV’s Senior Woman Administrator and also serves as Senior Associate Athletics Director. In her position, Kelleher works with the Assistant Athletics Director to oversee operations and facilities for the department, provides administrative oversight for the dayto-day operations of women’s basketball, women’s golf, and men’s and women’s soccer, and teaches Step UP!, a bystander intervention program, for the department. She also ensures Title IX compliance for the 10 women’s sports programs and oversees department diversity initiatives. In addition, Kelleher is the Chair of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame Board of Directors committee inducting the Class of 2012 this fall. She serves on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council and the Women’s Basketball Recruiting subcommittee, Division I Women’s Golf Committee, the Mountain West Executive Committee, and as the MW administrative liaison to women’s golf, and as the UNLV Student-Athlete Affairs Program Coordinator and UNLV Women of Excellence Athletic Fund Administrator. A 1979 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, Kelleher earned her master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1980. She earned her doctorate in the UNLV Higher Education Leadership program in May, 2011. Kelleher and her husband, Peter, have four daughters: Molly, married to Jeremy Dutton, Bridget, Megan, a freshman Film Studies major at UNLV, and Tara.

Eric Toliver is in his 22nd year at UNLV and became a Senior Associate Athletics Director in 2010. Toliver began his career at UNLV as an academic advisor in the Student Development Center before becoming the head athletic academic advisor for football and basketball through 1997. In 1998, Toliver was appointed Compliance Coordinator and became Associate Athletics Director in 2000. A 1992 graduate of Western State College (Co.), Toliver’s responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of NCAA Compliance issues 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, currently serves of the NCAA Division I Recruiting & Personnel Cabinet and has previously served as an appointed member of the NCAA Division I Amateurism Fact- Finding Committee, NCAA Division I Awards, Benefits, Expenses and the Financial Aid Cabinet and the NCAA Division I Softball Committee. In addition, Toliver has oversight of the UNLV’s Strength & Conditioning staff, baseball, softball, co-ed cheer and Rebel Girls program, Student-Athlete Academic Advising Services (SAAS) and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Toliver also responsible for adjudicating all student-athlete conduct and discipline related matters and serves as the chair of the institution’s Compliance Committee.

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Seven different Rebel sports will be represented during ceremonies this fall as the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will be honored Oct. 12. Six former Rebel standout players, one head coach and a distinguished contributor will join one team in being inducted the night before the Battle for the Fremont Cannon football game between UNLV and Nevada, Reno. Born in 1987, UNLV’s Athletics Hall of Fame will now grow to 114 members strong. Under the hall’s bylaws, former student-athletes 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. The winningest coach in UNLV tennis history, Fred AlBreChT led the Rebel netters from 1974-83 and compiled a record of 230-80 for a winning percentage of .742. A longtime administrator on campus, Albrecht was called upon to serve as Interim Athletics Director in both 1995 and 2003 during searches for permanent replacements. He retired from UNLV in 2007 after 38 years with a final title of vice president for university and community relations. lorenA diAConesCU is arguably the Rebels women’s swimming program’s most decorated athlete. She won three consecutive Conference Swimmer of the Year awards from 2000-02 while setting school records in six separate events. Diaconescu earned All-America in 2000 and was honorable mention one year later. Winner of eight MW individual crowns as well as seven relay titles, she was also a two-time Olympian for her home country of Romania. The highest-scoring basketball player in UNLV history – men’s or women’s – lindA FrohliCh finished with 2,355 points and a 21.2 PPG average in her dominating hoops career. The native of Oldendorf, Germany, was named USBWA National Freshman of the Year in 1999, AP Honorable Mention All-America as a sophomore and junior and then Third Team as a senior. Those seasons also saw Frohlich win Mountain West Player of the Year honors three straight years from 2000-02 before going on to a pro career in the WNBA and overseas. Entering the Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Contributor is noted Las Vegas artist and illustrator MiKe Miller. During the 1980s, Miller created and named the cartoon man with the long moustache known as “Hey Reb.” Miller was paid a single dollar for his work, which eventually helped UNLV vault to the top spot in college apparel licensing. Still the leading Runnin’ Rebel scorer in history, eddie oWens was the emerging program’s second AllAmerican in men’s basketball when he was tabbed First Team by a pair of outlets as a junior in 1976. A magical se-

nior season saw him star as part of the so-called “Hardway Eight” team that gained fame by setting NCAA records for most points in a season, most 100-point games and most consecutive 100-point games en route to the school’s first Final Four appearance. JACinT sMion turned in a career in the water that rivaled any in school history. The Mountain West Swimmer of the Year three consecutive seasons earned All-America honors at the 2000 NCAA Championships while also being honorable mention in two relays. His fourth All-America finish came in 2002. Simon won 10 conference championships as an individual and one on a relay team and swam for his home nation of Hungary in the 2000 Summer Olympics. AMie sTeWArT was a dominant pitcher for dominant softball program in the mid-1990s. A second team All-America selection as a senior in 1995, her 30-9 mark is still the school record for wins a season. She led her team all the way to the Women’s College World Series and tossed two complete games while finishing with a .95 ERA en route to becoming the only Rebel to be named to a WCWS All-Tournament Team. Arguably the top cornerback in school history, Kevin ThoMAs still holds numerous school and conference defensive records. The first player in school history to start 46 games, Thomas was the first defensive player from UNLV to earn All-America status in 26 years when he was named Third Team by Football News and Fourth Team by Sporting News. After helping his team win the Las Vegas Bowl as a junior, he became the program’s second three-time first team all-conference honoree and he was named the MW Defensive Player of the Year in 2001. The 1984 Unlv FooTBAll TeAM was the first of two in school history to win a conference championship and its 11-2 overall record included a victory over Toledo in the California Bowl. Going undefeated in the PCAA, the talent-rich squad featured the conference Offensive Player of the Year in All-America punter/quarterback Randall Cunningham; the Defensive Player of the Year in lineman Aaron Moog; and the Coach of the Year in Harvey Hyde. Also being honored at the ceremony is the 2012 winner of the Silver Rebel Award -- former UNLV quarterback and longtime ESPN personality Kenny MAyne.

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ClAss 2010 2002 1994 1987 2002 1994 2004 2010 1987 1988 1998 2008 2000 2008 1994 2006 1989 1994 1989 1994 2010 1997 2004 1987 2010 2000 1987 1989 2010 1998 1987 1994 2002 1988 1987 2002 1997

honoree Trena Hull Joe Ingersoll Bill Ireland Larry Johnson Pauline Jordan Sam King Tony Knap Joe Kristosik Todd Liebenstein Ryan Ludwick Don Lyons Alice Mason Keenan McCardell Al McDaniels Bob Mendenhall 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 Luke Smith Robert Smith

ClAssiFiCATion Athlete/Track & Field Athlete/Football Administration/Coach Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Coach/Football Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Athlete/Baseball Athlete/Basketball/T&F Administration/Coach Athlete/Football Coach/Track & Field Distinguished Contributor 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 Athlete/Tennis Athlete/Basketball

ClAss 2000 1987 1987 2002 2000 1994 1989 2008 1994 2010 1987 1987 2004 2008 2010 1987 1989 1989 1987 1994 2006 1994 1994 2006 2000 1994 1988 1997 2006 1994 2008 1998 1994 1998 2004 2008 1987

honoree Ricky Sobers Raymond Strong Jerry Tarkanian Sheila Tarr Reggie Theus Mike Thomas Misty Thomas Lisa Thompson R.E. “Doc” Tobler Marianne Vallin Scott Warner Tom Wiesner Matt Williams Trevaia Williams Mel Wolzinger Elbert “Ickey” Woods

TeAMs 1958-59 1967-68 1968 1974 1976-77 1979 1980 1985 1986-87 1989-90 1989-90 1990-91 1994 1995 1998

ClAssiFiCATion Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Administration/Coach Athlete/Track & Field Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Track & Field Team Doctor/Trainer Athlete/Tennis Athlete/Men’s Tennis Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Baseball Athlete/Track & Field Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Football *posthumous

ClAss 1987 1989 1998 1997 1989 1989 1997 2000 1989 2008 1998 1994 1997 2006 2006 1998

Men’s Basketball Squad Men’s Basketball Squad Football Squad Football Squad Men’s Basketball Squad Football Squad Baseball Squad Men’s Soccer Squad Men’s Basketball Squad Men’s Basketball Squad Women’s Basketball Squad Men’s Basketball Squad Football Squad Softball Squad Men’s Golf Squad

1989 1989 1987 1988 1987 1994 1994 2010 1998 2000 2006 2002 2010 2008 2008

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TTHE HE LIED THE LIED THE LIED THE LIED

LIEDathletic complex

The Lied Athletic Complex is an 8,500 sq. ft. facility that serves as the central hub for UNLV athletics.

The 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.

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REBEL RUNDOWN REBEL RUNDOWN REBEL RUNDOWN REBEL RUNDOWN

2011-12 HONOR ROLL ALL — AMERICANS Brett Zorich

Amanda Bingson

[women’s track and field] Second Team » 800m » NCAA

[women’s track and field] First Team » Hammer » NCAA

Mike Moser

[men’s basketball] Honorable Mention » Associated Press

Rachel Dixon

[women’s swimming] Honorable Mention » 50 free » NCAA

Derek Ernst

Erick Fedde

[men’s golf] Honorable Mention » PING

[baseball] Freshman » Louisville Slugger

Katelyne Herrington

[women’s swimming] Honorable Mention » 100 fly » NCAA

Kevin Penner

[men’s golf] Honorable Mention » PING

ALL — REGION | DISTRICT Derek Ernst

[men’s golf] GCAA - West Region

Blake Biddle

Kevin Penner

[men’s golf] GCAA - West Region

[men’s golf] GCAA - West Region

Mike Moser

Anthony Marshall

[men’s basketball] First Team » District VIII » USBWA First Team » District 17 » NABC

[men’s basketball] Second Team » District 17 » NABC

MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Lucia Batta

[women’s tennis] Player of the Year

Mike Moser

Mayko Chwen Wang

[men’s basketball] Newcomer of the Year

[women’s golf] Co-Freshmen of the Year

Dana Finkelstein

[women’s golf] Co-Freshmen of the Year

COACH OF THE YEAR

Salvador Bernal

[men’s soccer] Freshmen of the Year

OLYMPIANS Amanda Bingson

Mark Roberts

[track and field] Hammer » U.S. Track & Field

[women’s tennis] ITA » Mountain Region Assistant Coach

UNLV Asst. Coach Khadevis Robinson

[track and field] 800m » U.S. Track & Field

men’s

men’s

men’s

women’s

1 NCAA team championship 4 Final Four appearances 19 NCAA tournament appearances 14 Conference championships 11 League tournament titles 19 All-Americans, 27 times 1 John Wooden Award Winner 13 NBA first round draft picks 8 Lottery Picks

1 NCAA team championship 2 NCAA individual champions 24 Consecutive NCAA berths, NCAA record 6 Conference championships 4 NCAA West Regional titles 6 Conference individual titles 22 All-Americans, 41 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 11 Conference MVPs 5 Conference Freshmen of the Year

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 2 Conference Freshman of the Year

9 NCAA tournament appearances 3 Conference tournament titles 3 Regular season championships 3 All-Americans, 5 times 1 National Rookie of the Year 9 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Student-Athlete of Year 4 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

BASKETBALL

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 13 All-Americans 9 Freshmen All-Americans 4 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Coach of the Year 1 Conference Pitcher of the Year

SOFTBALL

9 NCAA tournament appearances 3 College World Series berths 2 Conference title 12 All-Americans, 20 times 1 Olympic Gold Medallist, 3 times 2 Conference Coaches of the Year, 5x 5 Conference MVPs, 6 times 2 Conference Pitchers of the Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year

GOLF

women’s

GOLF

3 NCAA finals appearance 10 Consecutive NCAA regional appearances 1 NCAA individual appearance 3 Conference championships 4 All-Americans, 6 times 4 Conference Golfer of the Year 5 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

SOCCER

women’s

SOCCER

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

VOLLEYBALL 1 NCAA tournament appearance 1 Conference tournament title 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

TENNIS

men’s

TENNIS

2 NCAA individual champions 3 Collegiate Grand Slam titles 7 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference tournament titles 5 All-Americans, 9 times 7 Conference MVPs 3 Conference Coaches of the Year 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year

TRACK | FIELD 2 NCAA individual champions 5 Conference outdoor titles 1 Conference indoor title 45 All-Americans, 85 times 1 U.S. Olympic Head Coach

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

women’s

SWIMMING

4 Conference titles 9 All-Americans, 18 times 15 Conference MVPs 4 Conference Coaches of the Year

men’s

SWIMMING

7 Conference championships 3 Regular season championship 23 All-Americans, 59 times 11 Conference MVPs 9 Conference Coaches of the Year

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CHAMPIONS


NOTABLE REBELS REBELS NOTABLE REBELS

NOTABLE REBELS NOTABLE

larry JOHNSON

charley HOFFMAN

» Former Runnin’ Rebel » Member of 1990 NCAA Championship team » College Basketball’s Player of the Year » 2-time NBA All-Star » NBA Rookie of the Year

» Former Rebel golfer » 2-time PGA Tour Champion

keenan MCCARDELL

» Former Rebel wide receiver » First UNLV alumnus to score in Super Bowl » 2 TDs in Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl win » Played in two Pro Bowls » Retired among top 10 in NFL history with 883 receptions

ryan MOORE

randall CUNNINGHAM

» Former Rebel golfer » 2004 Individual NCAA Champion » PGA Tour Champion

» Former Rebel quarterback/punter » Two-time All-American » First QB selected in 1985 NFL Draft » Played in four Pro Bowls » 1998 NFL Player of the Year » Three-time Bert Bell Award winner » All-time NFL QB rushing yards leader

adam SCOTT

lori HARRIGAN

» Former Rebel golfer » 8-time PGA Tour Champion

» Former Rebel softball pitcher » 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist

ickey WOODS

kenny MAYNE » Former Rebel quarterback » ESPN talent and TV pitchman » 2006 Dancing with the Stars participant

» Former Rebel running back » 1986 NCAA rushing champion » Highest NFL draft pick in UNLV history » Popularized famed “Ickey Shuffle” » Led Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII

greg ANTHONY

» Former Runnin’ Rebel » Member of 1990 NCAA Championship team » 11-year NBA career » TV Analyst

george MALOOF

» Former Rebel defensive back » Chairman of Palms Hotel » Maloof family owns NBA’s Sacramento Kings

shawn MARION

» Former Runnin’ Rebel » NBA Champion » 4-time NBA All-Star

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ryan LUDWICK

» Former rebel All-American » 2008 MlB All-star


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2012-13 UNLV Men's Golf Guide