MINERS

Zac Hildenbrand
 Zac Hildenbrand

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Summerland, British Columbia

High School:
Summerland Secondary School

Fall 2007: Posted a team-leading 74.0 stroke average ... best finish was a tie for 15th place at the District 7 Shootout, where he shot a 216 ... also fired a 216 at the Gene Miranda Invitational, placing 16th ... one of two Miners to compete in all six fall tournaments ... member of UTEP's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2006-07 (Junior): Played in five tournaments ... his 74.9 stroke average was fourth-best on the squad ... best finish was a tie for 16th place at the District 7 Shootout, where he shot his season-low 210 with a career-low 67 over the final 18 holes ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06: Medical redshirt after undergoing surgery to repair nerve damage in his left arm.

2004-05 (Sophomore): Saw action in the final six tournaments of the season ... rated second on the team with a 72.6 stroke average ... top finish was a tie for fourth place at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, propelling UTEP to the tournament title ... he carded a career-low 209 (68-72-69) at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... had three sub-70 rounds on the year, including a 69 over the final 18 holes of the Pioneer Classic ... landed in the top 20 at three tournaments overall ... tied for 33rd place at the WAC Championships ... did not play in any fall tournaments after suffering nerve damage to his left arm.

2003-04 (Freshman): Participated in three fall tournaments, fashioning a 74.2 stroke average ... best finish was a tie for 29th place at the Ron Moore Invitational (72-74-76-222) ... shot his season best 221 (76-73-72) a week later at the Ernest F. Lied Wolf Pack Classic.

Prior to UTEP: Posted a 70.3 stroke average on the Zone II Tour during the summer of 2002, winning eight of 12 events ... finished fourth at the British Columbia Junior Championships ... also took fourth place at the British Columbia Junior Masters ... was listed in the top 20 of the Canadian Under-18 rankings ... recorded a 71.6 stroke average in 2003 ... lettered in golf, swimming and basketball at Summerland Secondary School ... had a 4.0 grade point average ... graduated in the top 30 percent of all students in British Columbia, and was on the principal's list.

Personal: Zac Louis Hildenbrand was born on May 14, 1985 in Bakersfield, Calif. ... parents are Glenn and Pat Hildenbrand ... has one brother and one sister ... hobbies include weightlifting ... received his bachelor's degree in biology and currently working on a Ph.D. in Chemistry.