At the Academy: Competed in the 2005 Falcon Invitational as a member of the JV squad ... competed in five tournaments in the spring of 2006, posting a personal-best score of 222 at the Cougar Classic ... matched his score of 222 at the Falcons Invitational in Fall 2006, while also competing in four other events in the fall ... participated in four events, three as an individual, in Spring 2007 ... named to superintendent's list as a freshman for academic, athletic and military excellence.
High School: Lettered four years in golf ... led conference with lowest scoring average for two years ... first-team all-area in 2003 and 2004 ... three-time first-team all-conference selection ... conference and county champion in 2003 ... team MVP and captain ... also earned two varsity letters in basketball ... National Merit Scholar ... conference scholar-athlete ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 32 ... son of Jack and Dawn Tanis ... siblings are Jonathan (22), Sarah (18) and Elizabeth (16) ... nickname is T-Money ... majoring in biochemistry ... plans to attend medical school or become a pilot after graduation ... favorite class at the Academy is calculus ... craziest ambition is to break the speed of sound ... special thing about the Academy: "What other golf team in the country marches every day to lunch?" ... favorite quote: "It is only by living on the edge that we know who we really are, under the skin." - James Bond.