Matt Ryan
    Matt Ryan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Valencia, Calif.

    Last College:
    College of the Canyons

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 170

    Fresno State: (2008-09) Competed in five tournaments in the fall ... highlighted the season with a share of 16th place at the Guistina Memorial ... shot a low round of 69 ... was second on the team with a 73.20 stroke average ... had 49 birdies and 3 eagles ... two-time WAC All-Academic ... Dean's List ... two-time Bulldog Award recipient. (2007-08) Competed in all 14 tournaments ... averaged 73.95 strokes per round ... had his top finish at the Giustina Memorial where he tied for fifth place at six-under par ... had two top-10 finishes ... shot a low round 67 at the Fresno State Lexus Classic ... had four rounds in the 60s ... led the team with 121 birdies and had one eagle ... earned Second Team All-WAC ... earned the Bulldog Award for his never give-up attitude. (2006-07) Participated in 12 tournaments ... led the team with the lowest average with 72.12 strokes per round ... had five Top-20 finishes ... shot a low round of 66 at the Food4Less Pacific Invitational where he tied for seventh place ... also led the team with 115 birdies and six eagles ... shot four rounds in the 60s ... shot nine rounds under par ... named First-Team All-WAC ... selected as team's Most Valuable Player ... earned All-Region honors for the Southwest Region by the GCAA ... Academic All-WAC ... Dean's list member. (2005-06): Red-shirt.

    College of the Canyons: (2004-05) First team All-Western State Conference ... won four tournaments including, Larry Carr Invitational, Bakersfield Invitational, Ventura Conference Invitational, and Palm Desert Invitational ... average stroke of 73.

    William S. Hart HS: Four-time golf letterwinner ... First Team All-League golf in 2004 ... finished third with a 70.6 average ... received "Dennis Ford Golf Scholarship Award".

    Personal: Born September 19, 1986, in Van Nuys, Calif. ... parents are Judy and Randy Ryan ... has one identical twin brother, Michael ... enjoys body boarding and football ... lists his biggest thrill as winning the Coombs Cup by shooting a 66 in the final round ... also recruited by University of San Diego, UC Irvine, USC, LMU, and San Jose State ... chose Fresno State because of the great coach and excellent athletic program.

    Watney on Ryan: "If there is anything that Matt has shown over the last two years it is the fact that when it comes down to crunch time, he will put up a good score. His final round average borders on All-American greatness. This former golf MVP was an excellent wide receiver in high school. He would be the go-to guy when a play had to be made in the fourth quarter. Matthew still has that give-me-the-ball attitude and now he has teammates around him who also thrive in crunch time. In football, it takes eleven guys playing hard from snap to whistle. In golf terminology, it takes five guys fully concentrated from the first hole. Matt, the only Bulldog senior this year and an All-WAC player from last year, is ready to lead the Bulldogs back into the Top 20 or even better."

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