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Ryan Slonaker newest addition to Tech men’s golf

Ryan Slonaker newest addition to Tech men's golf

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech men’s golf head coach Brian Sharp announced the signing of Ryan Slonaker to a national letter of intent Wednesday. Slonaker, a three-time individual state champion, will enroll at Tech next summer.

Ryan Slonaker 


Harrisonburg, Va. 

Eastern Mennonite School 

High School: Five-year letterwinner at Eastern Mennonite School … Three-time individual state champion (2021-23) … Led Eastern Mennonite to the team state title in 2022 … Chose Tech over James Madison, Liberty, College of Charleston and Florida Gulf Coast.

Junior/Amateur: 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier … 2021 Optimist International Champion at Trump Doral in Miami, Fla. … Long drive champion at the 2022 Hope Valley Junior Invitational … Tied for fifth at the 2023 AJGA Penn State tournament … Tied for third at the 2021 VSGA Junior Stroke Play … Three-time VSGA Team Virginia representative … Has been ranked inside the top 100 nationally and No. 3 in Virginia for the class of 2024 by Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Personal: Ryan Slonaker … Son of Chris and Mary Kaye Slonaker … Two brothers, Mark and Meade … Dad, Chris, played baseball for JMU … Brother, Meade, won the 2019 VISAA state championship and was the 2020 ODAC Rookie of the Year at Hampden-Sydney College … Plans to major in graphic design.

Sharp on Slonaker: “I am certainly excited about Ryan joining the team next fall. He has a solid foundation in every area of his game, which I think will just continue to mature during his time here. The intangibles are what really stand out once you get to know him. He has a terrific work ethic, loves to compete and will be a great student and teammate here at Virginia Tech.”


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