Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Reunion, Fla.
High School: Circle Christian School


  • Big Ten Preseason Honors (2016, 2017)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2017)
  • PING All-Northeast Region Team (2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)

Fall 2017: Competed in all five events for the Terps...tied for eighth at the Janney VCU Shootout with a score of 210 (69-72-69), which was six under par (Sept. 18-19)...earned a score of 220 (73-70-77), which was +4, and tied for 31st in the Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate (Oct. 2-3)...led team and tied for 10th at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate with score of 209 (72-68-69), which was -7 overall (Oct. 8-9)...earned a score of 219 (70-74-75), which was +3, in the Quail Valley Intercollegiate (Oct. 23-24)...shot a 220 (75-71-74), which was +4, in The Battle at Stono Ferry (Nov. 3-4).

Spring 2017: Competed in all seven events for Maryland...led the Terrapins with a score of 220 (71-76-73), which was +4 at the Puerto Rico Classic...tied for 18th to lead Maryland with a score of 216 (73-72-71), which was even at the Tiger Invitational...tied for 19th to lead the Terps with a score of 213 (68-75-73), which was -3 in the Linger Longer Invitational...tied for 30th at the East Carolina Intercollegiate with his score of 230 (73-79-78), which was +14...tied for 29th in the Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate with a +2 score of 215 (68-71-76)...finished tied for 23rd at the Big Ten Tournament with a score of 217 (72-77-68), which was +7.

Fall 2016: Competed in all five events for the Terrapins...tied for 25th at The Invitational at The Ocean Courseto open the season with a score of 217 (74-70-73), which was +1...led the Terrapins at the Janney VCU Shootout and tied for seventh with his score of 137 (70-67), which was seven-under...tied for 20th at the Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate with his score of 215 (74-68-73), which was +2...tied for eighth at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate with a score of 142 (72-70), which was -2...earned a score of 237 (79-78-82) at the Kiawah Classic.

Spring 2016: Competed in all six team events for Maryland...tied for 34th at the Puerto Rico Classic with his score of 218 (71-74-73), which was +2...earned a score of 232 (77-79-76), which was +22 at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate...earned a score of 225 (77-74-74), which was +15 at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate...scored a 225 (75-73-82), which was +9 at the Hootie at Bulle Bay Intercollegiate...finished in the top 30 at the Robert Intercollegiate with his +8 score of 150 (75-75)...tied for 14th, which was even at the Big Ten Championships with his score of 216 (72-71-73).

Fall 2015: Competed in four of five team events for the Terrapins...made collegiate debut at the Janney VCU Shootout in Virginia...finished with score of 235 (81-76-76), which was +19...earned a score of 225 (78-72-75), which was +9 at the Firestone Invitational...tied for 12th in the Terrapin Invitational with his score of 148 (71-77), which was +4 overall...earned a score of 152 (77-75), which was +8 at the Kiawah Classic.

Before Maryland: AJGA Rolex All-America honoree in 2014 and a two-time AJGA champion...racked up 13 top 15 finishes in AJGA competition and was named to the 2010 AJGA Junior All-Star Team...played four years of varsity golf at Circle Christian and at Windermere won the 2014 state title and finished second in 2013...he finished as the runner-up in the individual standings in 2013...individual regional champion in 2012 and team won district and regional titles in 2011...two-time Florida Junior Tour champion...named to the All-Central Florida Boys Golf Team in 2012, 2013 and 2014...Orange County Brighthouse Network Golfer of the Year in 2014.

Personal: Parents are Romel and Wenilda Colanta...has one brother, Ryan...father played basketball at Cornell...won a Junior Olympic medal in Tae Kwon Do and has a third degree black AP Scholar...plays the violin...founded the Cleanliness and Godliness Project with donates personal hygiene products to homeless shelter and disaster got a hole in one in a tournament at age 7...came to Maryland for the education and for the golf team...also considered Central Florida, Auburn and North Carolina...letters and sciences major.

Best score: -7, (twice, last at Tar Heel Intercollegiate, 2017)
Fewest strokes in a round: 67, (Janney VCU Shootout, 2016-17)
Lowest 3-round total: 209, (Tar Heel Intercollegiate, 2017)
Best Finish: T7, (Janney VCU Shootout, 2016-17)

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