| James Hiester
In two collegiate seasons at Rice has played in five events ... has a 78.00 strokes per round average for his career.
Competed as an individual at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate in early October ... posted an 88-73-85--246 (+30) to place 68th ... second-round 73 was just two strokes off the squad's lowest of the event ... averaged 82.00 strokes per round for the semester.
Played in four tournaments during his sophomore season, averaging 77.92 strokes per round ... played in two events both during the fall and spring seasons ... competed for the Owls in the last two tournaments of the fall semester ... carded a three-round 227 (74-75-78) at the Lone Star Invitational at Briggs Ranch ... traveled to the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate played at New Mexico State at the end of the fall season ... competed as an individual at the NMSU tournament, shooting a 225 (75-77-73) ... tie for 50th at the Herb Wimberly was the Owls' second-best individual score ... first event of th espring was the Rice Intercollegiate ... also played as an individual at the Argent Financial Classic.
Played in one tournament during his freshman season at Rice, competing in the 11th Annual Rice Intercollegiate played at Westwood Golf Club ... shot a three-round 235 (+19) at the home event ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Bellingham High School
Helped lead Bellingham to a state championship senior year ... had a 72.8 scoring average with three wins as a senior ... lowest finish during the season was a tie for fifth ... was the AA District Championship individual medalist as the Red Raiders also captured a team district title ... won the individual title by eight strokes with a two-round, even par score of 142 (69-73) ... Bellingham won the team district title by 21 strokes ... team also won the Northwest Conference championship ... team also qualified for the 28th Bill Egbers Memorial Tournament ... named the Northwest Conference MVP in addition to being selected all-state, all-district and all-county ... was prep team's co-captain ... high school coach was James Everett ... posted four wins and had a 76.2 scoring average as a junior ... all-district pick as a junior ... points to the Central Washington Invitational held at Apple Tree Golf Course as one of his most memorable moments of his junior season ... won the tournament despite high winds ... also a member of Bellingham's swim team and active is DECA, Debate and ASB ... was an AP Scholar with Honors and twice named Bellingham's Student of the Semester.
Born April 15, 1992 in Princeton, N.J. ... son of Andy and Wendy Hiester ... has an older sister, Liz ... has not officially declared a major but plans on pursuing a degree in material science and a career in the aerospace industry ... member of Duncan College.