weather icon Light Rain

UNLV roundup: Ban one of 10 semifinalists for Ben Hogan Award

UNLV senior Shintaro Ban was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Ben Hogan Award, college golf’s highest individual honor.

Ban, who recently was selected to compete for the United States at this year’s Arnold Palmer Cup, leads the Rebels in scoring average this season with 69.80 strokes per round.

He has finished 17th or better in nine of 10 events this season, including six top-10s, four top-fives and two victories.

The semifinalists will be pared down to three finalists on May 2. The winner will be announced May 21.

Ban joins Andres Gonzales (2006) and Ryan Moore (2003, 2004, 2005) as Hogan semifinalists. Moore won the award in 2005.


At Fresno, Calif., Alexandr Cozbinov won at No. 1 singles and teamed with Courtney Lock for a victory at No. 1 doubles for the Rebels (13-8, 3-3 Mountain West) in their 4-2 loss to Fresno State (15-11, 4-1).

Jordan Sauer and Ruben Alberts teamed for a 7-5 victory at No. 2 doubles for UNLV, which had won its previous four matches.

Also, Richard Solberg was named Mountain West player of the week for going 4-0 in singles and doubles in two victories last week.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
UNLV roundup: Hayden, volleyball team sweep San Jose State

Mariena Hayden had 15 kills, 11 digs and six aces to lift UNLV to its fourth straight volleyball win and 13th in its past 14 matches, a 3-0 sweep over San Jose State in a Mountain West match.

UNLV roundup: Juniors set pace in cross country regional

Paced by juniors Elisa Rovere and Emma Wahlenmaier, UNLV placed 33rd out of 35 teams in the 6-kilometer NCAA West Regional women’s cross country meet Friday in Colfax, Washington.

UNLV roundup: Volleyball team stays on roll, thwarts UNR

Mariena Hayden had 17 kills and 12 digs to lead UNLV to its 12th volleyball victory in its past 13 matches, a 3-1 decision over UNR in a Mountain West matchup Thursday at Cox Pavilion.

UNLV roundup: Mehlich, Jones gain league soccer honors

UNLV senior midfielder Timo Mehlich was named All-Western Athletic Conference first team in men’s soccer, and junior defender Billy Jones gained honorable mention.

UNLV roundup: Samantha Li captures two tennis titles

UNLV senior Samantha Li recorded two titles on the final day of the three-day Rebel Invitational women’s tennis tournament Sunday at Fertitta Tennis Complex.

UNLV roundup: Trent finalist for prestigious golf award

UNLV junior golfer Jack Trent is one of three finalists for the October Ben Hogan Award, joining Rutgers junior Christopher Gotterup and Brigham Young senior Peter Kuest.