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Community Colleges of Spokane Men's Golf Star Andrew Roller to Play for the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks

Former Coeur d'Alene Viking standout and Community Colleges of Spokane star, Andrew Roller has committed to play golf at the University of Texas at Arlington.  The Mavericks compete in the highly competitive Western Athletic Conference (WAC).   Roller is following in the footsteps of former Coeur d'Alene Viking golfers who have went on to play at the Community Colleges of Spokane before making the jump to NCAA Division I golf.  Taylor Porter went on to play for two years at Boise State after having two outstanding years at CCS and former Idaho High School and Junior state champion, Alex Pounds is competing in his second year at the University of Idaho after playing one year at CCS.  Tyler Johnson and Kyler Gable, two outstanding golfers at CDA HS and CCS competed for two years at Lewis Clark State College following very successful years for the Sasquatch.  Hunter Kraft will be joining CCS this upcoming fall after a successful high school career for the Vikings.

"I am extremely proud of Andrew in all that he has accomplished in his two years in our program.  There is no doubt that Andrew will be one of the best golfers to ever come through our program.  His ball striking and ability to play his best when it means the most make him such a great player.  He will be a great addition to a fantastic golf program at UT-Arlington," commented CCS Head Coach, Scott Kramer.

A few of Andrew's highlights at CCS include winning the Columbia Basin College Invitational with rounds of 72-73, winning the NWAACC Neutral Site Tournament with rounds of 72-73 both in his freshman season and the Pacific University Invitational this past season with rounds of 74-72.  Andrew had multiple top-5 finishes over his two year run in addition to his medalist honors.  As a freshman, Andrew led NWAACC with the low scoring average, earned First Team All-Conference and First Team All-NWAACC Tournament.  As a sophomore, Andrew earned First-Team All-Conference honors and was named team captain.  Roller shot many rounds at par or under during his two-year career with the Sasquatch and was instrumental in helping the team repeat as two-time NWAACC Champions.

UT-Arlington Head Coach, Jay Rees on Andrew: "Andrew has been a Player of the Year at Spokane CC in Washington.    He has won college tournaments and has shot some really low numbers!  My plan for Andrew is to help him become the best scorer of the ball in the nation!  It sounds like he is a very sound ball striker and I just want to use my experience in Sports Psychology and Coaching  National Champions at Arizona State,  to give him a plan that helps him get the most out of his potential!

I feel that with more discipline in his approach, but still staying aggressive,  the sky is the limit for Andrew at UT-Arlington!  We are looking to be one of the favorites to win the  WAC Championship this year and Andrew can play a very important role in that Championship.  The following year we will be one of the favorites to win the Sun Belt Championship and Andrew can even play a larger role in that Championship.  Either way, Andrew is coming into a very positive environment and I believe that anything is possible by doing positive things every day!
 


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