UNLV men's golf senior Shintaro Ban captured his second career individual title at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate last week.
Women's swimming & diving and baseball boast double-digit representatives.
Track & Field senior Kaysee Pilgrim earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after posting an outdoor program record in the high jump last weekend.
Track & Field junior Najia Hudspeth earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after taking first in all four events she competed in at the Fresno State Bulldog Invite last weekend.
Women's tennis sophomore Aiwen Zhu earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after going 4-1 last week to help the Rebels win two of three matches.
UNLV: In his fourth year with the Rebels ... Has played in 101 rounds for UNLV with a career scoring average of 72.28 (sixth in program history) ... Has recorded 19 top-20 finishes, 12 top-10s and seven top-5s, with 50 rounds at par or better ... Won the 2016 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate for his first collegiate individual victory ... Is UNLV men's golf's representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
2016-17: Earned honorable mention All-America honors in addition to PING All-West Region (second straight year) ... Named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... Earned All-Mountain West honors for the second straight year ... Also earned Academic All-MW accolades for the third straight time ... Played in 15 tournaments, totalling 43 rounds ... His 71.26 seasonal scoring average ranked second on the team and seventh in UNLV history ... Had 10 top-20 finishes, seven top-10s and five top-5s ... Shot par or better in 29 rounds and was in the 60s on 12 occasions ... His best finish was a tie for second at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... His 62 at that event was the lowest round by a Rebel in history and his total of 201 ranks tied for seventh in program history ... Also finished third at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, the William. H. Tucker Intercollegiate and the NCAA West Lafayette Regional ... Earned Outstanding Rebel of the Week on May 24 ... Tied for second at the Northeast Amateur and was also second at the Canadian Amateur Championship ... Was runner-up at Northern California Match Play and had top-10 finishes at both The Monroe Amateur and Sunnehanna Amateur.
2015-16: Earned PING All-West Region honors ... Was named a member of the All-Mountain West squad ... Also earned the Academic All-Mountain West award ... Was named the MW Golfer of the Week on April 19 and Outstanding Rebel of the Week on April 13 ... Won the California Amateur Championship ... Made history at the more than 100-year-old event as it marked the first time a pair of brothers have won it (Shotaro, who played at Cal, won the 2015 title) ... Also won the NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship, joining a list of only 10 players over the span of a century who have ever won both tournaments in the same year ... Named the NCGA Player of the Year ... Played in 12 tournaments for the Rebels, totalling 34 rounds ... Ranked third on the team in scoring average with 72.65 ... Had six top-20 finishes, five top-10s and two top-5s, while recording 15 rounds at par or better ... Earned individual medalist honors for the first time in his career at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate ... His low round for the year was a 68, twice during the LMU Invitational ... Shot in the 60s on three other occasions.
2014-15: Named to the Academic All-Mountain West team ... Played in eight tournaments, totaling 24 rounds ... Recorded three top-20 finishes with six rounds at par or better ... Had two rounds in the 60s with his low round of the year being 69 at both the Jackrabbit Invitational and The Goodwin ... His best finish was a tie for 13th at the Mountain West Championship ... He also tied for 14th at the Jackrabbit and 20th at the Robert Kepler Invitational ... Had a scoring average of 73.58 ... Tied for 10th at the California State Amateur (lost in round of 16) ... Tied for seventh at the Sahalee Players Championship and tied for eighth at the Pacific Northwest Amateur, losing in the finals ... Also tied for 25th, losing in the semifinals at the NCGA Matchplay Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San José, Calif. ... Won the Junior Golf Association of Northern California Championship match-play event and helped Northern California capture the 2012 Junior America's Cup ... Named the 2013 JGANC Player of the Year and was the points leader ... Also played in the 2013 Junior America's Cup ... Won the 2014 San Francisco City Men's Amateur ... Ranked as the 39th-best player in his class by Golfweek.com ... Was a co-medalist at the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur and qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur ... Finished 12th at the 2013 Toyota Tour Cup and was 16th at the 2013 Junior Americas Cup ... His high school team went undefeated during his senior year ... Won its conference title all four years he was a member of the team ... He turned in an average score of 1-under par ... Coached by John Mosunic ... He also competed in high school as a swimmer.
PERSONAL: Shintaro Greg Ban was born Feb. 27, 1996, in San José, Calif. ... Nickname is Baby Seal ... The son of Hideyuki Ban and Susan Chang ... Majoring in economics ... Hobbies include video games and dancing ... Has a brother, Shotaro (24), who played college golf at California.