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Yurika Tanida
Yurika  Tanida

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Kanagawa, Japan

High School:
Morningside Academy (Fla.)

Experience:
HS

07/03/2018

Trio of Spartans Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Sharp, Marfa Sans and Tanida all earned the academic honor.

05/09/2018

Spartans Finish NCAA Austin Regional in Eighth Place

Sarah Burnham finishes tied for fourth place – best regional finish by a Spartan since 2012.

05/08/2018

Spartans Tied For Ninth After Two Rounds in Austin

MSU is six shots back of the top six.

05/07/2018

Spartans in Third After Day One of the NCAA Austin Regional

Katie Sharp and Sarah Burnham are tied for sixth place.

04/22/2018

Spartans Capture Second Straight Big Ten Title

MSU wins its fifth Big Ten title in the last eight years.

05/07/2018

2018 NCAA Austin Regional, Day 1

2018 NCAA Austin Regional, May 7, 2018 Photos: John Weast

04/22/2018

2018 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships

2018 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships April 22, 2018

Career Statistics
2017-18

2017-18 -- Freshman
Appeared in seven tournaments, including each of the last four of the season ... Posting a 75.75 scoring average ... Posted her best 54-hole total at the Clemson Invitational with a 5-over-par 221 ... Shot three consecutive 75s to help the Spartans win the Big Ten Championship ... Had her best round of the season -- 72 -- to start the NCAA Austin Regional ... Tied for eighth playing as an individual at the Mary Fossum Invitational (9-over-par 225).

Summer 2017
Shot a 4-under-par 140 (71-69) to win the Midwest Collegiate Series at Forest Akers West, July 25 ... Teamed with Katie Sharp to win the Golf Association of Michigan Four-Ball on August 15 at Battle Creek Country Club.

High School:
Ranked No. 118 by the AJGA and No. 26 in the Class of 2017 ... Captured the 2016 season-ending Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Championship at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with a 75-74-76 ... Finished as the runner-up in four tournaments over the past year: AJGA Toyota Music City Junior in Nashville, Tenn.; FSGA Florida State Girls Amateur; PGA Junior Series and the South Florida Junior PGA Championship ... Placed in the top 20 at 2016 Women's Dixie Amateur ... Member of Club Med Academies in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. ... Graduated from Morningside Academy in Port Saint Lucie in 2017 ... Attended Saint Joseph's Senior High School in Japan.

Personal:
Daughter of Jiro and Ikuko Tanida ... Hometown is Kanagawa, Japan.

GETTING TO KNOW YURIKA TANIDA

What's your favorite place to go on vacation?
Japan (my home).

Who is your hero?
Coach Stacy and my parents.

What is your favorite thing about Michigan State?
People at MSU are amazing! And they have great golf and academic programs and support.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
I had a surgery for removing four wisdom teeth!! It was the hardest experience for me, but I did it!

What is your favorite sport to play other than golf?
Dancing classical ballet and swimming.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Using psychokinesis to control the golf ball. And make all putts!

What is your favorite club/shot to hit?
Driver and putter.

What's the most unexpected thing in your golf bag?
Omamori (Japanese amulet) from my family and friends.

What is your favorite American food?
American Japanese sushi!

Favorite kind of music/ singer?
Classic and Japanese Enka(Japanese traditional song).

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