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