Ross Tate
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Modesto, Calif.

High School:
Ceres HS '07

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
High Jump

Major:
Exercise Biology

2010: Only Aggie to crack 2-meter barrier in high jump, clearing 2.03m (6-8) at UC Davis Classic... Also went 1.98m (6-6) at Woody Wilson meet... Lone indoor appearance was 1.97m (6-5.5) at UW Invite.

2009: Finished 5th in Big West Conference high jump for second straight year, clearing 2.04m (6-8.25)... Competed in nine meets overall, also posting 2.00m (6-6.75) at Bryan Clay Invite, Cal-Nevada state meet and Hornet Invite... Lone indoor performance was 1.95m (6-4.75) at Husky Invitational.

2008: Placed 5th in high jump at Big West Conference meet, hitting season-best 1.95m (6-4.75)... Previous best was 1.93m (6-4) at UC Davis' home quad meet.

CERES HS '07: State meet qualifier as a junior... Won 2007 Sac-Joaquin Section Meet of Champions... Personal-best high jump was 6-6... Selected as school's Athlete of the Year during junior and senior years... Earned all-league honors in football (safety) and all-defensive accolades in basketball (forward)... Member of National Honor Society, earning Principal's 4.0 GPA award.

PERSONAL: Born in Modesto, Calif.... Exercise biology major... Parents are Rex & Leslie Tate... Career highlight was advancing to CIF state meet as a junior... If he were to win $1 million, he'd buy a mansion in San Diego and fix up his '71 Chevelle.