2012-13: Sand’s stroke average of 78.94 over 16 rounds was highlighted by his low rounds of 74 at both the San Antonio Shoot-Out and the Battle at Primm. Coach Semelsberger comments, “Nolan has grown so much these past few years. The thing that I am most proud of him about and thankful to the Lord is that golf has been put into its proper perspective for Nolan where it is not his life anymore..Christ is his life and his identity. We hope that as he honors the Lord by playing golf that way, God would allow his talent to come more consistently when it matters most.”
2011-12: Had some playing time in tournaments in his freshman year. He had his best event at the Regional Championships at Soboba CC (T16th) and he averaged 78.8 for the season. Coach Semelsberger says, "As Nolan gets more and more comfortable, we will see the gifts that the Lord has blessed him with come out on the course in competition. His gfits are immense in that he does everything pretty well and has a deep understanding of his swing and the game."
2010-2011: Will look to transition his high school success to the college level...should be a good contributor in his first year...Coach Semelsberger says, "We are excited about adding Nolan to our squad and we anticipate him contributing significantly to the success of our team as he seeks to glorify the Lord on and off the course"...
High School: Was one of the standout golfers on the Washington high school golf scene... The four-year varsity letterman was selected Hoquiam High School's team MVP every one of his his high school years in addition to his four-year selection to the Evergreen Conference Boys' Golf All-League First Team....Was a three-time Evergreen Conference Boys' Golf All-League First Team MVP... Had a great year in 2008 when he placed third in the Boys' 2A High School State Championship, was honored with the Washington State Golf Association District Three Joan Teats Most Inspirational Award, and won the Desert Junior Tour Hillcrest Challenge in Arizona. In 2009 earned a first-place finish at the Grays Harbor Men's Amateur Championship (part of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's tour)...Capped off his high school career with a first-place finish at the 2009 District Three Championship, shooting 71-65 for an eight-under total (136).
Personal: Son of Michael and Cynthia Sand...has 4 siblings, Ryan (25), Kate (22), Lauren (16), and John (11)...Hopes to play professional golf someday...Would like to work in sales and marketing...Favorite food is Chinese Food...Favorite Movie is The Greatest Game Ever Played...Enjoys biking and raquetball...Chose TMC "because of its reputation as a solid Christian school, for the opportunity to play collegiate golf, and because the school was recommended to me by my pastors..."