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Ban Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

March 22, 2017
LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV Men's Golf junior Shintaro Ban has been named the Outstanding Rebel of the Week presented by Air Force Reserve, the school announced Wednesday.

The award goes to the student-athlete who turned in the best individual performance during the previous week of competition from Monday through Sunday as voted on by the UNLV Athletic Communications department.

Ban, from San Jose, Calif., recorded the lowest single-round score in program history to lead the 15th-ranked Rebels to a second-place team finish at the Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., this past weekend. The record-setting performance came during the second round of the tournament when he carded a 9-under 62, including two eagles, six birdies and a bogey. The score was also one shot off the Karsten Golf Course record. For the tournament, he finished in a tie for second overall with a 12-under 201 - his best individual finish of the season - and was just one shot back of the tournament medalist.

The Rebels return to action March 30 - April 1 at Stanford's The Goodwin tournament in Palo Alto, Calif.

2016-17 Outstanding Rebel of the Week Award Winners
Aug. 31 - Dakota Blazak, Women's Soccer
Sept. 7 - Devonte Boyd, Football
Sept. 14 - John Oda, Men's Golf
Sept. 21 - Sophie Cortes, Women's Soccer
Sept. 28 - Katie Ballou, Women's Soccer 
Oct. 5 - Alexis Patterson, Volleyball  
Oct. 12 - John Oda, Men's Golf
Oct. 19 - Evan Pantels, Football
Oct. 26 - Jakob Amilon, Men's Tennis
Nov. 2 - Lily Sender, Women's Soccer
Nov. 9 - Tom Paco-Pedroni, Men's Swimming
Nov. 16 - Danny Musovski, Men's Soccer
Nov. 23 - Oscar Velazquez, Men's Soccer
Nov. 30 - Nikki Wheatley, Women's Basketball
Dec. 7 - Bree Hammel, Volleyball
Dec. 14 - Nikki Wheatley, Women's Basketball
Jan. 11 - Brooke Johnson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 18 - Carol Zi Yang, Women's Tennis
Jan. 25 - Jovan Mooring, Men's Basketball
Feb. 1 - Dylan Gonzalez, Women's Basketball
Feb. 8 - Jakob Amilon, Men's Tennis
Feb. 15 - Dakota Gonzalez, Women's Basketball
Feb. 22 - Mackenzie Raim, Women's Golf
Mar. 1 - Tom Paco-Pedroni, Men's Swimming
Mar. 8 - Harry Hall, Men's Golf
Mar. 15 - Carol Zi Yang, Women's Tennis
Mar. 22 - Shintaro Ban, Men's Golf

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