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  Maiya Tanaka
Maiya Tanaka

Player Profile
Hometown:
San Diego, CA

High School:
Mira Mesa

Height:
5-8

R/L:
Right

Graduated:
2009

2008-09 -- Tied for fifth at the Wave Invitational with scores of 73-71--144 (E), marking her best ever UCLA result ... Tied for 24th at the Match Play Championship ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll for Fall 2009.

Summer 2008 -- Tied for third at the Long Beach Women's City Championship ... Traveled with the NCAA All-Star Team to Japan, Korea and Hong Kong.

2007-08 -- Earned NGCA All-Central Region honors after tying for 10th place at the NCAA Central Regional at Austin, Tex. ... Posted rounds of 73-73-72--218 (+2) and tied for 10th place to help the Bruins capture the title ... It was her best finish of the season ...Also tied for 20th at the Pac-10 Championship ... Posted a final round 68 (-4) at the PING/ASU to vault the Bruins to third place ... The score was her career collegiate best and earned her the fifth spot in the lineup for the remainder of the year ... Tied for 19th at the Kent Youel Invitational.

2006-07 -- As a sophomore, she made six appearances and played 19 rounds ... Placed 20th at the Pac-10 Championship, her best finish of the season ... Posted a first-round 72 (E) at the NCAA East Regional and tied for 70th overall ... Tied for 65th at the NCAA Championship, her first as a collegiate player ... Two-time member of the Director's Honor Roll.

At UCLA -- Was a student at UCLA for two years prior to joining the golf team.

High School -- Played four years of golf at Mira Mesa HS, including her freshman year on the boys team ... The team advanced to the CIF playoffs, but she was not allowed to play ... The following season, she founded the Mira Mesa girls team along with her sister, Misa, a senior at the time ... The team advanced to the CIF playoffs and won league titles three straight years with Maiya as its player-coach and captain ... As a player, she played in the CIF playoffs three straight years, finishing 15th in 2002 ... Placed 16th in the 2001 Girls Jr. America's Cup ... Also represented San Diego in the Trans Pacific Cup in Taiwan in 2001 and '02.

Personal -- Second of four siblings ... Chose UCLA because of its prestige, campus and people ... Lists her greatest accomplishment as being able to start the girls golf team at Mira Mesa HS "because it has created an opportunity for other girls who normally wouldn't try golf to discover something fun" ... Member of the Pro Kids Golf Academy ... Enjoys fashion and art in her spare time ... Graduated in 2009 with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Human Complex Systems.

Career Statistics

Year

Starts

Rds

Victories

Top 10

Top 20

Rnds < Par

Rnds < 70

Avg.

Low

2006-07

6

19

0

0

1

0

0

77.7

72

2007-08

7

22

0

1

3

1

1

76.1

68

2008-09

3

8

0

1

1

1

0

74.0

68

Totals

16

49

0

2

4

2

1

76.3

68


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