Mr. Moore Goes To Carson City
May 12, 2005
CARSON CITY, Nev. - UNLV senior golfer Ryan Moore, along with head coach Dwaine Knight, spent Thursday at the Nevada State Capitol where Moore was honored for his accomplishments by Governor Kenny Guinn, state Senators Randolph Townsend and Bob Coffin and the Legislative Assembly led by Assemblyman Mo Dennis in three separate ceremonies proclaiming May 12, 2005, as a day in honor of Ryan D. Moore.
"It was a great experience and something I will always remember," Moore said following the day's activities. "It was definitely something I would not have had a chance to experience if I was not a student-athlete at UNLV. It was a lot of fun to see how it all worked and was very interesting."
Moore is a three-time All-American, two-time Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and the all-time winningest Rebel golfer with seven career tournament victories. Moore won the 2004 NCAA, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links, Western Amateur and Sahalee Players Championships, marking the first time anyone had ever won all of those events in the same year.
Moore is a finalist for the Hogan Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top collegiate golfer, has a scoring average of 68.95 to lead the nation and has played in two Masters, including being the low amateur in 2005 after finishing in a tie for 13th place.
The following is the text from the proclamation presented to Moore from Gov. Guinn:
A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR:
WHEREAS, Ryan D. Moore, a senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has won numerous awards while a member of the university's golf team; and
WHEREAS, Ryan won the 2004 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, the 2004 United States Amateur Championship, the 2004 United States Amateur Public Links Championship, the 2004 Western Amateur Championship, the 2004 Sahalee Players Championship; and
WHEREAS, Ryan won three UNLV Olympic Sportsmen of the Year awards, and two Mountain West Conference Player of the Year awards; and
WHEREAS, Ryan holds the UNLV record for the lowest scoring average in a season at 69.39 and is on pace to eclipse that mark with a nation leading 68.95 average; and
WHEREAS, Ryan competed at The Masters in 2003 and, in 2005, finishing as the low amateur in a tie for 13th place; and
WHEREAS, Ryan is an outstanding academic student-athlete and will soon graduate from UNLV majoring in communications emphasizing public relations; and
WHEREAS, Ryan is the child of Mike and Roxanne Moore who along with siblings Alyssa, Jason, and Jeremy, have given Ryan much needed support and guidance; and
WHEREAS, The State of Nevada wishes to recognize the outstanding achievements of Ryan D. Moore both as a member of the UNLV golf team and as an individual;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNY C. GUINN, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2005, as a day in honor of
RYAN D. MOORE