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."