Dietrich Wins Medalist Honors After Course-Record 64
WHILE AT CONNECTICUT: Will serve as team co-captain in 2016-17… Spent first full season as a member of the golf team after joining the program in the spring of 2015 after playing two-plus seasons on the UConn men’s ice hockey team. Has participated in three golf events, averaging 80.5 strokes per round for eight rounds, with a best finish of tie for 25th place. … Named to the 2015-16 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team… Played in 76 games as a defenseman for the UConn hockey team, starting 25, scoring two goals and recording eight assists.
SPRING 2016: Played in two events on UConn’s spring schedule, both as an individual, the Colleton River Collegiate and the Til Duty Is Done Collegiate Invitational… Averaged 78.5 strokes per round for six rounds, with a low round of 72 and one round of par or better. Best finish was a tie for 25th in the Til Duty Is Done.
FALL 2015: Did not play in any of the events on UConn’s fall schedule.
SPRING 2015: Played in one event, the 2015 Til Duty Is Done Collegiate Invitational (North Stonington, Conn.), averaged 86.5 for the two rounds, with a low round of 86, and finished in a tie for 85th place.
2013-14: Played in all 36 games ice hockey games, and earned 25 starts... One of five Huskies to appear in all 36 games.... Recorded a goal and 4 assists on the year.... Ranked second on the team with 48 blocked shots.... Scored his goal in a 3-2 loss to Robert Morris in the Atlantic Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals.
2012-13: Played in all 37 ice hockey games as a true freshman .... Finished the season with 9 points on 1 goal and 8 assists.... Tallied 2 assists in a 5-3 win over Sacred Heart.... Scored a goal in a 3-1 victory at RIT.
BEFORE UCONN: Skated for the South Shore Kings of the Eastern Junior Hockey League.... Scored 3 goals and 13 assists for 16 points in 40 games as a defenseman in 2011-12.
HIGH SCHOOL: Came to UConn after lettering in golf for four years and making the All-State Team for four years at Toll Gate High School in Warwick, R.I., under Coach William Russo.... 2009 runner-up in Rhode Island High School State Championship.
ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 Big I Youth Classic national qualifier.... 2011 member of Rhode Island Tri-State Team.... 2010, 2011 RI State Amateur round of 16... 2012 RI State Amateur round of 32.... 2014 won RI State Mixed Championship.... Career low round of 64.
PERSONAL: Tyler Cooke. ... Born April 28, 1992. ... Son of Scott and Nancy Cooke. ... Has sister, Taylor. ... Dad, Scott, was a four-year All-American golfer at Rollins College (Winter Park, Fla.).... Works with swing coaches Adam Schriber (Traverse City, Mich.) and Mike Harbour (Coventry, R.I.)... Home course is Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick, R.I.