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Tiana Cruz

Class

Jr.

Hometown

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Previous School

Everest Academy High School

SOPHOMORE (2019-20): Saw action in three tournaments including the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire individual, the Cougar Cup and White Sands Invitational… shot an average of 75.11 strokes over her nine rounds … registered a low-round score of 70 in round one of the Branch … top finish was tied for 38th at the Branch … named 2020 Mountain West Academic All-Conference … named a 2019-20 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN (2018-19): Competed in three tournaments including UNM’s Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Intercollegiate at the UNM Championship Course, the PING/ASU Invitational and the Mountain West Championships … registered a low-round score of 75 at the PING/ASU Invitational … averaged 79.11 on the season … registered a top finish of 42nd at the Mountain West Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: A seven-year member of the National Jamaican Junior Team (2012-18) who played for Everest Academy High School … two-year member of the National Jamaican Women’s Amateur team (2015-16) … won first place at the 2017 FCWT Falcon’s Fire Classic … Canadian Junior Golf Association Order of Merit two-time winner (2017-18) … second place at the 2016 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship … seventh place at the 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Golf Championship … member of the National Honor Society and honored as an Ontario Scholar at Everest Academy.

PERSONAL: Born on March 30 in Toronto, Canada to parents Christian and Selena Cruz … grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada … has one sister, Kierra … majoring in psychology … hobbies include playing basketball and hiking … favorite athlete is Jason Day … favorite food is sushi … chose UNM because of the strong women’s golf program, great psychology department, perfect golfing climate and because it was everything she was looking for in a university.