UNLV — 28 October 2011
Athlete of The Week: Nicholas Maruri

Mylvsports.com’s UNLV Athlete of the Week

 

NAME: Nicholas Maruri

CLASS: Sophomore

SPORT: Golf

 

THE SKINNY: The 6-foot-2 sophomore from Mexico City, Mexico, a product of Monteverde Academy in Montverde, Fla., helped lead Dwaine Knight’s men’s golf team to its third tournament title in four fall events as the 13th-ranked Rebels claimed the 54-hole Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M., on Oct. 24-25. Maruri shot a 11-under 202 to finish third in the tourney, the top performance by any Rebel.

KEY STATS: Maruri fired a final round 1-under 70 to help UNLV (34-under 818) to an eight stroke victory over Wichita State (26-under 826). He finished two strokes ahead of another UNLV star, Derek Ernst, who took fourth (9-under 204).

COACH’S COMMENT: “Nicholas played a big tournament for us as he had a chance to win entering the (final) round. … He will really help our depth down the line.” — UNLV coach Dwaine Knight.

 

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Steve Guiremand

Steve Guiremand is the editor of Rebel Nation, a UNLV all-sports publication owned by Stephens Media that is printed weekly from August through April. He was born in southern California and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1978. He has covered college and professional sports as well as recruiting for over 30 years for several publications including the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, The National Sports Daily, the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Las Vegas Sun. He moved to Las Vegas in 1998 and has covered UNLV football and basketball as well as the old Las Vegas Stars triple-A baseball team. He’ll blog about UNLV sports and recruiting.

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