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Kurt Kitayama
Kurt  Kitayama


Chico, Calif.

High School:
Chico HS

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 155




UNLV Places 77 On Spring Academic All-MW Team

Two programs reach double-digits; women's basketball has a program-best eight named to semester squad.


No. 22 UNLV Men's Golf Jumps To 18th At NCAA Championship

Carl Jonson's 4-under-par 68 helps Rebels move up seven spots in the standings Saturday.


Rebels Ready For Graduation!

Nearly 70 UNLV student-athletes eligible for Spring Commencement.


78 Student-Athletes On MW Spring Academic Team

Three programs reach double-digits, men's golf leads league in honorees.


Rebels Finish 11th At Morris Williams Invitational

Carl Jonson turns in the Rebels' top individual performance with a tie for 19th in Texas.

2014-15 Media Guide Bio (PDF)

UNLV: Begins his fourth year with the Rebels ... Has played in 31 tournaments, totaling 91 rounds for a scoring average of 73.24, which currently ranks 18th in program history ... Has recorded 15 top-20 finishes, eight top-10s and four top-fives ... Has scored par or better in 42 rounds ... Won his first individual title at the 2014 Jackrabbit Invitational.

2013-14: Named to the Academic All-Mountain West team for the third straight year ... Also made the Dean's Honor List ... Earned All-Mountain West honors, PING All-West Region and was selected as the league's Player of the Week on March 14 ... Named the team's Earl E. Wilson Award winner, which goes annually to the top player on the squad ... Earned his first career individual title at the Jackrabbit Invitational, with a team-season-low 54-hole total of 7-under 209 ... Played in a team-high-tying 12 tournaments, totaling 34 rounds ... Tied for second at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and tied for third at the Carmel Cup ... Led the team in scoring average with 72.59 ... Recorded eight top-20 finishes, five top-10s and three top-fives ... Recorded par 10 times and was under par in nine rounds ... Scored in the 60s four times, with a low round of 68 on three occasions.

2012-13: Named to the Academic All-MW team for the second straight year ... Also was the Michael Maze Award winner for the second straight season, which is presented annually to the Rebel golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel Golf ... Was named the MW's Golfer of the Week on April 9 ... Played in 11 tournaments, totaling 33 rounds for a scoring average of 72.79 ... He ranked second on the team in scoring average ... Had four top-20 finishes, three top-10s and a top-five ... Had 16 rounds at par or better ... His best finish was a tie for fifth at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... Also tied for eighth at the MW Championship ... Had seven rounds in the 60s, including two 67s and two 68s.

2011-12: Named to the Academic All-MW 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 ... Has a brother, Daniel (26), who played at Hawaii-Hilo for two years.

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