1999-2000: Was the top finisher for the Illini in two tournaments ... participated in 11 of the 12 events Illinois competed in ... Highest finish was a tie for 14th at the Louisville Intercollegiate ... Low round for the season was a 70 which he shot at the Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate in March.
1998-99: Finished the year with the team?s fourth best scoring average, 75.6, and has posted eight rounds of par or better ... He played in every tournament after playing in six as a freshman ... Best career finish is a tie for ninth at the San Diego Invitational (72-75-75 = 222) ... Was 28th at the Big Ten Championships, shooting 75-72-76-71 = 294 ... At the NCAA Central Region Championship he tied for 40th and helped the team advance to the NCAA Championships with rounds of 74-75-75 = 224 ... Finished 84th at the NCAA Championships with rounds of 81-89-77-84 = 331.
1997-98: Played in six tournaments, compiling a 77.3 stroke average ... Best finish was a tie for 12th at the Marshall Invitational (70-73-73?216) ... Tied for 40th at the Citadel Invitational (82-79?161) ... Posted a 77.7 stroke average in two fall tournaments and a 77.0 average in four spring outings.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the top golfers in the state, Riley won the Illinois High School State Class A Championship in 1997 ... Won the AJGA Boy's National Tournament with scores of 68-72-71-67?278 ... Averaged a 35.8 for nine holes in high school action as a senior ... First team all-state ... Belleville News Democrat Player of the Year ... Metro East Coaches Player of the Year choice ... First team all-area ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born January 21, 1979 ... Son of Michael and Susan Riley ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Majoring in finance ... Away from golf, he enjoys playing basketball and tennis, and fishing ... His biggest moments in sports were winning the AJGA Boys National Tournament and winning the Illinois High School Class A title.