Matt Cermak
Matt Cermak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
St. Patrick HS

Height:
5-8

Experience:
High School

Fall 2010: Played in three of the Bears' five tournaments, averaging 78.3 in eight rounds...Opened his final season with 75-75--150 at the Fairway Club Invitational for a tie for 30th...Shot 76-82-78--at Kansas and 79-81-80--240 at UMKC.

2009-10: Played in five of the team's seven spring tournaments after playing only one in the fall...Finished the year with a 79.47 scoring average in 17 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 42nd at the Branson Creek Invitational, where he shot 79-78-80--237...Shot a career-best 224 total for 54 holes at Arkansas State with rounds of 75-76-73...Only fall tourney was the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, where he shot 82-83--165 and tied for 49th...Began the spring at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate for the second consecutiveyear and posted 82-82-85--249...Had 84-77-79--240 at Louisiana Tech for 68th place.

2008-09: Returned to action for the Bears after missing all of the previous season due to injury...He played in three of the team's five fall tournaments, averaging 85.33 in nine rounds...Played at the Colbert Intercollegiate, where he placed 56th; the ORU Shootout, where he was 58th; and Texas-Arlington Classic, where he tied for 81st...Was much improved in the spring, competing in four tournaments, including the final three, as he averaged 78.73...Placed second for the Bears and tied for 26th overall at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, shooting 81-78-78--237...Also shot 237 (78-79-80) the previous week at the UMB/Tiger Intercollegiate...Tied for 24th overall and third on the team at the Branson Creek Invitational by recording 80-76--156...Opened the spring at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate, where he shot 80-78-78--236...Finished the season with an 81.70 scoring average in 20 rounds.

2007-08: Redshirted due to injury and did not compete.

2006-07: Came on strong in the spring, playing in five of the team's six events after competing twice in the fall...Averaged 74.0 in the final two events, the ASU Indian Classic and MVC Championship...Posted his lowest career 54-hole score at ASU, 76-71-71--218 and placed 21st at the Valley meet with 78-76-72--226; his 72 was the best round by a Bear at the tournament...Tied for 77th with 81-79-77--237 at the Ron Smith/USF Invitational and shot 236 at the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate....Shot 74-77-81--232 at the Branson Creek Invitational to place 34th...Played in two fall events, the Kansas Invitational and ORU Shootout, compiling a scoring average of 81.8...Came back the final two rounds at ORU, shooting 74-76 after a difficult opening round to count and help the Bears to a third place showing.

High School:A three-time all-conference player for St. Patrick's High...Won the Cog Hill PJGT in Lemont, Illinois, in April, 2005 and hadfour other top-five finishes on the Plantations Tour...Qualified for and made the cut at the Junior World Championship in 2005 and 2003...Competedin the prestigious invitation-only Western Junior in Wheaton, Illinois, the summer prior to college.

Personal: Matthew Gilmary Cermak was born February 12, 1988, in Chicago, Illinois...Son of Pat and Cathleen Cermak...Majoring in Communications.

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