UTEP ITEMS: Five-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010).
2009-10 (SENIOR): Played in all 12 tournaments ... tallied a stroke average of 75.1 which was best on the team and a career-low ... tied a career best when he shot a 69 at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate ... carded a career-low 217 at the Arizona Invitational ... finished with a tie for 18th at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate for his best finish of the season .
2008-09 (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine tournaments and fashioned a 76.8 stroke average ... best showing was a tie for 34th place at the Barona Collegiate Cup ... top score of 219 was achieved at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, where he shot a 69 in the second round.
2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Played in three tournaments, including two during the fall season ... season-low score of 229 occurred at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate.
2005-06 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in one event, the Fresno Lexus Classic, where he carded a 239.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Two-time All-City and All-District golfer at Coronado High School in El Paso ... also chosen team MVP twice ... finished fifth at the RE/MAX Junior World Long Drive Championship with a drive of 384 yards ... coached by Mike Myrick at Coronado High ... member of the A-B honor roll in high school.
PERSONAL: Richard Tanner Taff was born on Feb. 11, 1987 in Fort Worth, Texas ... parents are Rick and Cathy Taff ... has one brother ... has a daughter, Hana Michelle Taff ... hobbies are wakeboarding and snowboarding ... business major.