JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2014) – During this weekend's Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, the ETSU men‘s golf team will be featured in a "Getting to Know" segment on ETSUBucs.com.
Our next golfer to be featured is freshman Conor Rodrigues (Kingston, Ontario, Canada). Rodigues was ranked one of the top junior golfers in the country and was recruited by University of Central Florida, San Diego, North Florida, Mercer, and Purdue. The five-time Golf MVP put together strong showings this past summer as he won his first AJGA event by defeating Samuel Uhland in a playoff at the AJGA Junior at Tedesco back in July. Rodrigues registered a scoring average of 72.25 last season, finished third at the Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior and was runner-up at the AJGA/CJGA Junior Championship. He’s also a scholar-athlete as he was named to the 2012 HP Scholastic All-American Honor Roll.
Getting to Know Conor Rodrigues...
Favorite Song: “Jack and Jill” Wild Life
Favorite Actor/Actress: Jackie Chan
Favorite Book: "The Outsiders”
Favorite Movie: "21 Jump Street”
Favorite TV Show: “Criminal Minds”
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite Sports Moment: Mike Weir winning the 2003 Masters
Favorite Quote: “There is a fine line between good and great.”
Favorite Athlete: Tiger Woods
Favorite Subject in School: Math
Favorite Vacation Spot: Longboat Key, Fla.
What‘s the number one thing on your bucket list: Visit Dubai
What is one thing you can‘t live without: My cell phone, because they are addictive
If you could be one person for a day, who would it be? Coach Warren… because coaching looks fun
If you weren‘t playing men's golf, what sport would you play: Ice Hockey
Why did you choose ETSU: I came to ETSU because of its amazing facilities, great coach, well-established school and golf program, and great tournament schedule
What does it mean to play golf for the Buccaneers: Following in the same footsteps of some amazing people and athletes
What are your plans after graduation: To play professional golf in Canada or Europe
What‘s one thing people don‘t know about you: I am addicted to peanut butter cups and you will never see me without a hat on
What‘s your favorite thing to do in the off season: Take a vacation and play ice hockey
For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com.