Hello, My Name is ... Ollie Schniederjans
Meet Georgia Tech's senior golfer from Kennesaw, Ga.
THE FLATS - Ollie Schniederjans ascended to No. 1 in the world amateur rankings last summer on the heels of a stellar junior season in which he was named a first-team All-American, won five collegiate events including the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and played for the U.S. team in the Palmer Cup.
The reigning ACC Player of the Year, Schniederjans was a finalist last spring for both the Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus Awards, and he is a two-time All-American and two-time All-ACC selection. In 47 career events, has 20 top-10 finishes, including 13 top-5s and six wins. With a 70.87 career scoring average, he is challenging the Tech career mark of 70.69 set by Bryce Molder.
Schniederjans has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll four times, and to the ACC All-Academic Golf team twice. He came to Tech as one of the nation's top junior players, graduating early from Harrison High School and entering Tech in January of 2011.
Shoe Size: 11
Roommate: Michael Hines
Interests/Hobbies: tennis, pool, reading about successful people and greatness
Three Words That Describe Me: smart, athletic, ambitious
Favorite Food: anything healthy and natural
Favorite Late Night Snack: anything healthy and natural
Meal I Prepare Most Often: chicken and mushrooms and brussels sprouts
Favorite Spot on Campus: golf office
Favorite Childhood Activity: basketball and baseball
Favorite TV Channel: ESPN
Moment in History I'd Like to Have Witnessed: Federer vs. Nadal in 2008 Wimbledon final
Celebrity Crush: Tom Brady
Biggest Fear: injury
Job I'd Like Outside of Golf: sports agent
Favorite Sports Movie: Miracle
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Dark Knight
Best Sports Talent Besides Golf: tennis
Favorite Pro Athlete: Roger Federer
Favorite Pro Team: New England Patriots
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: baseball
Most Memorable Sports Moment: watching Tiger chip in hole 16 Augusta live
My Focus This Summer: gain experience/ get better
Favorite Coach Heppler Phrase: sack up
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: great golf program