NEW MEXICO: Returning senior who will look for a spot on the traveling squad in 2013-14.

2012-13: Redshirted, but played in one non-varsity tournament, finishing 20th among 27 competitors at the New Mexico Collegiate Cup in T or C, New Mexico...shot a 12-over 156 (74-82).

ODESSA COLLEGE: A two-year member of Odessa College for coach Paul Chavez...a NJCAA Academic All-America selection in 2012 with a 3.83 grade-point average...also earned the Odessa College Student Award of Excellence in 2011...was listed as who's who among students in American Universities and College in 2011.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Randall High School in Amarillo, Texas...a three-time first-team All-District selection...the March 2009 Panhandle of Texas Golfer of the month...won more than 20 tournaments during his prep career for coach Paul Jolley...shot a school-record 65 as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 21, 1991 in Bedford, Texas...is married to Shaina Ward...parents are Sharla and Roger Ward...has one sister, Brooke...favorite athlete is Bubba Watson...intended major is Political Science.