Ohio State Career Honors: PING All-America Honorable Mention (2009) ... PING Midwest All-Region (2009, 2011) ... First Team All-Big Ten (2009, 2011) ... Second Team All-Big Ten (2008) ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient (2009) ... two-time Big Ten Golfer of the Week selection (Feb. 25, 2009; March 11, 2009) ... three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2009, 2010, 2011) ... four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
2010-11 (Senior Season): Finished third in fall qualifying with a five-round total of 356 on Ohio State's Scarlet Course ... competed in all 13 events ... finished tied on the team with a 72.63 stroke average over 36 rounds with classmate Brad Smith ... carded seven rounds in the 60s, including a career-low 64 in the final round of the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 26-27) ... had a team-best 12 rounds under par ... started the year by tying for 17th place at the Marshall Invitational (Sept. 13-14) with rounds of 68-72-68-209 (-4) ... tied for 11th place (67-70-76-213) at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational (Sept. 17-19) after firing a hole-in-one during the practice for the event ... recorded the highest tournament standing of the season for the Buckeyes with a runner-up finish at the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 26-27) after carding a 4-under 209 (73-72-64)... tied for 16th at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (Oct. 11-12) ... closed out the fall slate at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 24-26) by tying for 8th place at 4-over 220 ... posted a 3-0 mark at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 11-12) ... finished first among Buckeyes at the Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 20-22), closing out in a tie for 20th place ... finished in seventh place at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (April 23-24) ... closed out the regular season with a 21st-place tie at the Big Ten Championships (April 29 - May 1) ... finished tied for 17th at the NCAA Regional with a 2-over 218 ... concluded senior season tied for 38th at the NCAA Championships, carding a 7-over 223 ... named to the All-Big Ten First Team.
2009-10 (Junior Season): Competed in all 11 events for the Buckeyes ... led team with a 73.55 stroke average ... competed in the most rounds of any Buckeye with 31 ... led Ohio State in rounds in the 60s (five) and rounds under par (eight) ... shot the lowest individual round of the year from any Buckeye when he shot a 67 in the second round of the Boilermaker Invitational (April 24-25) ... recorded five top-10 finishes to bring his career total to 17 ... started the season with an eighth place finish at 3-over par (73-73-73 - 219) at the Adams Cup of Newport (Sept. 21-22) ... followed that by placing 10th at 8-over par (72-73-73 - 218) at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic (Oct. 5-6) ... started the spring slate by going 1-3-0 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 12-13) ... rebounded quickly by shooting even-par (74-69-73 - 216) at the Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 21-23) ... recorded his second 10th-place finish of the season at the Irish Creek Collegiate (April 3-4) after shooting rounds of 70-70-75 - 215 (+3) to post his lowest 54-hole score of the season ... top Buckeye finisher at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (April 10-11) ... tied for seventh at the Boilermaker Invitational (April 24-25) ... concluded the 2009-10 season at the Big Ten Championships (April 30-May 2) in a tie for seventh (69-69-76-76 - 290), his third top-10 finish at the conference tournament.
Summer 2009: Received a sponsor exemption to play in the Nationwide Tour's Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational held annually on Ohio State's own Scarlet Course (July 30-Aug. 2) ... made the cut by a stroke after birdying the final hole of his second round ... finished 61st at the NCHI with rounds of 70-72-77-71 ... won the 69th Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y., defeating teammate Brad Wright by stroke ... started in the day in fourth but shot a final round 69 to take the title (70-71-67-69).
2008-09 (Sophomore Season): One of three Buckeyes to play all 37 rounds of the season ... score counted toward team total in all but one round ... led Ohio State with a 72.59 stroke average, almost a stroke better than the next golfer ... had eight rounds under par, including two in the 60s ... led the team with seven rounds of even-par ... had eight top-10 finishes with four in the top 5 ... was Ohio State's top finisher in nine events ... opened the fall season by placing fourth at 3-under (70-69-74-213) at the William H. Tucker Invitational (Sept. 26-27) ... followed by tying for eighth at 2-over when the Buckeyes won the rain-shortened 36-hole Memphis Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-7) ... began the spring schedule with an eighth-place finish at the Rio Pinar Invitational (Feb. 23-24) ... earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week after the Rio Pinar Feb. 25 with rounds of 72-70-73-215 (-1) ... followed with his season-best finish of a tie for third at the General Jim Hackler Championship (March 8-9) ... fired three-consecutive rounds of 73 at the event on the TPC of Myrtle Beach and earned his second-consecutive Big Ten Golfer of the Week award March 11 ... posted his third-consecutive top-10 finish when he tied for fourth at the FAU Spring Break Championship (March 27-29) ... opened the tournament with a season-low 68 and added two rounds of 72 to finish 1-under 212 ... led the field in the Buckeye Quad Meet with 71-70 on the Scarlet Course (April 4) ... concluded the regular season by tying for fourth at the shortened 36-hole Aggie Invitational (70-71-142) ... for the second-consecutive season, led the Buckeyes at the Big Ten Championships (May 1-3) ... carded rounds of 72-72-71-74 on Penn State's Blue Course to take eighth place ... also led the team at the NCAA Central Regional in Bowling Green, Ky. (May 14-16) ... recorded scores of 71-73-72 to tie for seventh place and finish even-par on The Club at Olde Stone ... had a tough tournament at the NCAA championships with rounds of 77-75-77 to tie for 120th at the Inverness Club in Toledo (May 26-28) ... won the team's Jack Nicklaus Low Fall Qualifier Award for the second-consecutive season with a stroke average of 69.3, the third-lowest in over 30 years of the award.
2007-08 (Freshman Season): One of only two Buckeyes to play all 34 rounds of the season ... fired five rounds in the 60s, including a season-low 67 twice ... totaled nine rounds under par ... best finish was fifth at the SSC Pacific Invitational (Nov.5-7) and tied for fifth at the Marshall Invitational (April 4-5) ... carded rounds of 69-68-67 to finish 12-under at the Pacific Invitational .... score counted in 31 of 34 rounds played ... had a stroke average of 73.4 to rank third on the team ... in his first collegiate tournament, led Ohio State with an even-par 216 to tie for ninth ... had four top-10 finishes, including tied for 10th at the Big Ten Championships (April 25-27) ... won the team's Jack Nicklaus Low Fall Qualifying award with a stroke average of 70.1 ... just the sixth Buckeye to win the award in his first season since it was founded in 1973.
Prior to Ohio State: Ohio Player of the Year his senior season ... helped Upper Arlington High School to the state championship and won the individual crown in 2006 shooting 76-77-153 ... first-team all-state in 2006 ... second-team all-state in 2004 and 2005 ... top ranked player in Ohio and in the Midwest, ranked 13th in the world for amateurs according to Golfweek Magazine ... five top-20 finishes in eight AJGA events played, third place at the 2006 Coca-Cola Junior and sixth place at the 2006 Memorial Junior ... finished runner-up in the Ohio Golf Association State Junior Championship in 2004, 2005 and 2006, after winning it in 2003 ... at 15 years old, was the youngest person to qualify for U.S. Open Sectional in 2004 ... played in the U.S. Open qualifier at Ohio State's Scarlet Course in 2007.
Personal: Son of Wes and Kim Hoag ... has a sister, Lindsay ... grandfather played golf at Ohio State ... enjoys watching the Buckeyes and fishing.