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Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 -- One of the most improved players on the team, cut nearly four strokes off his average between his sophomore and junior years ... concluded the year with a team-low 75.6 stroke average that featured five top-20 finishes, three top-10 showings and a pair of top-five marks ... in addition to his success on the links, continued to earn recognition for his work in the classroom ... was named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America and the Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... he is just the second golfer in league history (along with former Navy standout Billy Hurley) to earn the league's scholar-athlete of the year award ... additionally, he is only the third non-senior to receive the honor ... was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for achieving a 4.00 grade-point average during the spring semester and earning a varsity letter ... boasted a 75.9 stroke average over 11 rounds in the fall, while posting a 75.3 average in five events in the spring ... opened the fall with a then career-best fourth-place finish at the Navy Fall Invitational with a 1-over par 143 ... followed up with an 11th-place finish at the Towson Fall Invitational with a 1-over par 145 ... as the Mids' top placewinner, he turned in a 2-under par 70 in the final round of play ... helped lead the Midshipmen to a 6-5 victory over Army in the annual Star Meet played at West Point ... defeated Joshua Cook, 4&3, in singles play before teaming up with Ryan Sload to beat Sam Walenz and Mark Garrison, 2&1, in doubles action ... capped off the fall season with a 15th-place finish at the annual Service Academy Classic where he owned a 15-over par 231 ... kicked off the spring season with a sixth-place finish at the Cat Classic where he turned in a 5-over par 149 ... struggled in the middle part of the spring, but finished strong with a 3-over par 213 at the 54-hole Patriot League Championship ... placed second, just a stroke behind medalist Matt Czarnecki of Holy Cross.

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 -- Garnered All-Patriot League recognition after tying for fifth place at the conference tournament in Annapolis ... produced a 13-over par 226 that featured a 1-under par 70 in the final round of action ... posted a 16th-place finish at the Navy Spring Invitational where he turned in a 5-over par 147 ... opened the spring with a 21-over par 163 at the Iona Invitational where he tied for 32nd ... pitched his best performance of the fall at the Navy's home tournament ... tied for 62nd with a 17-over par 159 ... finished his sophomore year with a 79.0 stroke average that including a pair of top-20 performances ... was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for achieving a 4.00 grade-point average during the spring semester.

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005 -- Saw action in just one tournament in the fall ... finished 103rd at the Navy Fall Invitational with a 34-over par 176 in his first-collegiate meet ... had a solid spring where he improved his play throughout the season ... played in four of the seven tournaments, including the Patriot League Championship where he posted a 25-over par 235 to tie for 37th ... opened the spring campaign with a 59th-place mark of 254 (+38) at the Naples Intercollegiate Invitational ... also competed at the Princeton Invitational and Navy Spring Invitational ... finished his rookie season with an 81.85 stroke average over 13 rounds of play.

More On Renninger -- A 2004 graduate of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. ... a four-year letterwinner in golf, while earning three letters in basketball and baseball ... served as the baseball team captain his senior campaign ... a two-year golf captain and team MVP, he was a three-time all-league selection in golf ... garnered all-league basketball recognition as a junior and senior, while also earning team MVP honors those seasons ... served as basketball team captain his senior season ... mother, Anne, was a standout basketball player at the University of Maryland ... she went on to become an assistant coach at Maryland, George Washington and William & Mary ... she currently is the athletic director at Sidwell Friends School ... a Chemistry major, Renninger has earned a 4.00 grade-point average in every semester at the Academy ... he stands atop his class of 1085 in academics and in overall order of merit (includes military performance), he is ranked 17th ... named to the Commandant's List five times, the Dean's List four times and the Superintendent's List twice ... son of Chris and Anne Renninger ... born July 20, 1986, in Washington, D.C.

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