2006 All-Conference USA Second Team
C-USA Golfer of the Week (March 9, 2006)
Made his season debut at the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic... Fired a career-low 67 in the second round and finished in a tie for seventh at that tournament as the Cougars' leading player... Led the Cougars at 1-over-par 217 at the Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Invitational... Tied for seventh at the Club de Golf Santa Anita/North Texas Classic with a score of 217... Led the Cougars at their own All-American Intercollegiate after shooting a 6-under-par and career-best 210 to finish in third place... Fired back-to-back 68s in the first two rounds of the Louisiana Classics on the way to a 54-hole total of 7-under-par 209 to finish in second... Earned a ninth-place finish at the UALR/First Tee Collegiate Classic after shooting 220... Rallied to shoot a team-low and career-best-tying 67 during the final round at the NCAA West Regional.... Moved up to a tie for 79th at 219 with a strong showing during the final 18 holes.
Finished third at the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic with a score of 217... Fired a 3-under-par and career-best 69 in the opening round of that event... Posted a score of 217 for the second straight tournament and earned his second consecutive Top Five showing at the Kansas Invitational... Shot par or better in each of the final two rounds to finish in fifth place at 217... Earned a career-best second-place finish at the Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Intercollegiate Invitational... Fired a 69 in the second round to finish at even-par 216.
2003-04 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team
Earned a seventh-place finish at the Mean Green Classic during his first collegiate tournament... Fired even par or better in two of the tournament's three rounds... Continued hot play during his second career collegiate tournament... Improved his score each round and fired a career-best 70 in the final round at the Kansas Invitational... Shot under par in each of the last two rounds at that tournament.. Led the Cougars at the Del Walker Intercollegiate... Tied for seventh at the Conference USA championship after shooting a 219, including a 71 in the final round.
Lettered at Murrieta Valley High for head coach Greg Ireland... Helped lead team to a perfect 12-0 record as a junior... Recorded the lowest average on the team for four consecutive years... Received honors as the All-Valley Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the Valley during his prep career.
Full name is Ricky Romano... Born on Oct. 4, 1984, in Thousand Oaks, Calif... Son of Judi Romano... Majoring in sports admistration... Also was recruited by USC, Illinois, Texas Texas, Rice, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech.