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Fall 2008 - Spring 2009 -- Played in eight of the 10 tournaments during the year where he posted a 77.6 stroke average ... finished the fall season with a 78.1 stroke average among the four tournaments in which he competed ... his best finish came on the Mids' home course where he placed 15th with a 5-over par 147 to lead the Navy blue squad to a fourth-place team finish ... helped lead Navy to a win in the annual Army-Navy Star Match by claimed a 1-up victory over Army's Sam Walenz in singles action ... saw action in four tournaments in the spring where his best finish was at the Towson Invitational ... turned in an 8-over par 224 to place 20th out of 90 golfers ... opened the spring campaign at the George Washington Invitaitonal where he placed 43rd with a 14-over par 158 ... along with team captain David Miller, paced the Mids with an 18-over par 234 at the Ironwood Pirate Intercollegiate ... capped off the spring season by shooting a 13-over par 155 to finish 45th at the Navy Spring Invitational.

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008 -- Completed his rookie campaign by posting a 78.8 stroke average in the more than 14 rounds of play ... placed as high as 27th during the spring season ... turned in a 9-over par 151 to finished 27th at the Navy Spring Invitational ... meanwhile, he placed 28th at the Patriot League Championship with a 34-over par 250 to help lead the Mids to their fifth Patriot League team crown ... also competed at the George Wahsington Invitational 9+14, 194) and the River Landing Intercollegiate (+14, 230) ... opened the year by helping lead the Navy gold squad to a sixth-place finish at the Navy Fall Invitational with a 33-over par 601 ... placed 52nd in his first collegiate tournament by putting together rounds of 79 and 77 for a 14-over par 156 ... played a critical role in leading the Midshipmen to a 6.5-4.5 win over Army in the annual dual competition ... paired up with senior Erich Schoen to capture the doubles point against Joey Cave and Minou Pak with a 4&3 win ... followed up by easily defeating Matt Krembel in singles competition, 4&3 ... concluded his varsity competition with a 51st-place finish at the Scotty Duncan Memorial where he posted an 18-over par 162 ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for achieving a 3.56 grade-point average during the spring semester.

More on Ziska -- A 2007 graduate of Oaks Christian High School, Ziska was a four-year golf letterwinner ... earned first-team all-league recognition as a junior and second-team kudos as a senior ... named team MVP following his senior year ... Oaks Christian placed second at the 2007 CIF Region Team Championship ... in 2006, Ziska was a CIF state individual semi-finalist ... member of the Dean's List ... played drums for his high school youth group ... held student leadership positions during his junior and senior years ... uncle, Fred Ziska, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1971 ... an American Politics and Law major, who has earned a 3.47 grade-point average ... has been named to the Commandant's List all four semesters, while earning Superintendent's List mention three times ... stands 11th in military order of merit in his class of 1,100 students ... ranked 196th in academic order or merit and is in the top eight percent in overall order of merit ... full name is Joshua Warren Ziska ... son of Matthew and Jennifer Ziska ... born Jan. 22, 1989, in Orange, Calif.

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