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Yurika Tanida
Yurika  Tanida

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Kanagawa, Japan

High School:
Morningside Academy (Fla.)

Experience:
HS

04/19/2018

No. 12 Spartans in Search of Second Straight Big Ten Title

This year's conference championship will take place at TPC River's Bend for the second straight year.

04/14/2018

Spartans Head to Final Round of Lady Buckeye Invitational in Third Place

The Spartans are 16-over-par 592.

04/12/2018

No. 12 Spartans Look to Defend Lady Buckeye Title

The Spartans have finished second in each of their last two tournaments.

03/25/2018

Spartans, Geer Finish as Runners-Up at the Clemson Invitational

The Spartans shot their lowest 54-hole team score in program history.

03/24/2018

Spartans in Third After Two Rounds of the Clemson Invitational

Burnham and Geer are tied for third place.

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 ... 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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