Nov. 26, 2007
DAVIS, Calif. - Tyler Raber, a standout golfer from Davis High School who was the 2007 Delta Valley Conference most valuable player as well as his team's MVP, has signed a National Letter of Intent with UC Davis and will join the Aggies next fall, it was announced on Monday by head coach Cy Williams.
Raber joins the UC Davis program after posting an impressive 71.8 stroke average last season for Davis High School, claiming medalist honors with a 66 at the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North Championships and sharing medalist honors at the Masters' Championships. He helped lead Davis High School to a runner-up finish at the section tournament.
Raber went on to tie for fourth at the CIF-Northern California Boys Golf Championships, qualifying for the state championships. Besides being named his league's MVP last season, Raber was an All-Monticello Empire League first-team selection in 2005 and 2006 and has been named his team's MVP each of the past three seasons.
Raber, also the 2007 Sacramento Bee All-Metro Player of the Year and a first-team selection last season, has also highlighted 2007 by winning the California State Fair Boys Championship after a three-hole playoff. He is currently 46th nationally among 2008 graduates in the Polo Golf Rankings and posted a pair of top-six finishes this past summer in American Junior Golf Association events.
"We're very happy that Tyler has chosen UC Davis," said UC Davis coach Cy Williams. "He's had a lot of success in junior golf and has done well in the classroom. A big part of his success is that
he is a very competitive person, and I think that attribute will help him succeed at the collegiate level and will help make our team better. He's from Davis, and
it's been fun to watch him grow and mature into a very talented athlete. We can't wait to get started working with him."
He was a Harper Heart Award winner in 2005, a volunteer for Christmas Promise and participates in Davis Lutheran Church Youth Programs.
UC Davis recently completed its fall season and will return to tournament action at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Hawaii in early February.