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.
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).