Named to the All-CAA First Team . . . Earned 2012 CAA Championship All-Tournament honors . . . Only Panther to play in every event, which he has accomplished for the second year in a row . . . Finished second on team with a 74.17 scoring average . . . Finished second at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate, helping GSU to victory . . . Led the Panthers in the fall, putting together back-to-back career-best tournaments that led to a pair of CAA Golfer of the Week honors . . . Opened the season with a first round 71 at the Mason Rudolph Championship . . . Tied for 15th at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate, including a second round 72 . . . Led the Panthers with a tie for 7th at the GSU hosted AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, shooting 72-72-71 and earning CAA honors . . . In the final event of the fall, tied for fifth at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate, shooting a pair of 72's . . . Finished the fall with five straight rounds of par or better . . . Led the team with a 73.18 fall scoring average . . . Finished the fall as the top ranked CAA golfer according to GolfStat . . . Ended the year with a 74.17 scoring average, second best on the team.
As a walk-on, only player to qualify for all 11 tournaments, finishing as the top Panther four times . . . Scored career-best finish, 10th, at the Yellow Jacket Classic, shooting rounds of 76 and 73 . . . Concluded the season with a tie for 16th at the CAA Championship, shooting 78-74-75...Finished tied for 29th at both the SunTrust Gator Invitational and Seminole Intercollegiate . . . Shot three straight rounds of 73 at the SunTrust Gator Invitational . . . Tied a career-low with a 69 in the final round of the Seminole Intercollegiate . . . Opened the year by leading the team at the Mason Rudolph Championship, finishing tied for 41st, shooting rounds of 72 and 71 over the final two rounds . . . Scored State's best round of the Wolfpack Invitational, a second round 69, finishing tied for 53rd . . . Finished tied for 40th at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, leading the Panthers with a second round 70 . . . Finished as the second-low Panther at the U.S. Collegiate, shooting a final round 73 . . . Finished year with lowest scoring average on the team, 75.38.
A standout for Peter Vajda at Milton High School, helping lead the Eagles to a region championship in 2010 and a third place finish at the state championships . . . Named to the Georgia/South Carolina Cup All-Tournament Team last summer . . . Earned all region honors following both his junior and senior seasons, finishing in second place in the region as an individual during his senior year.
Scored five top ten finishes on the Southeastern Junior Tour, as well as a pair of top five finishes . . . Finished 13th at the 2009 SJGT Tour Championship in Prattville, Ala.
Tyler Gruca is one of four children to Joe and Susie Gruca...Born on June 28, 1992, in Buffalo, N.Y. . . . Has two younger sisters, Lindsay and Chloe, and a younger brother, Jack . . . Currently majoring in managerial science.