2006 Fall: Became first Middle Tennessee player to earn Sun Belt Player of the Month when he earned the honor for his play in September ... Enjoyed a stroke average of 72.9, which was ninth among Sun Belt male golfers during the fall ... Began the fall with a career-best round of 67 at the Scenic City Invitational in Chattanooga, which was two strokes off the course record ... Finished a career-best second (out of 90) players at the Scenic City and followed that with a fourth-place finish at the Jaguar Intercollegiate ... Shot par or better in six of the first seven rounds of the fall ... Shot sub-par golf in four of his six rounds in the September tournaments, including three in succession ... Enjoyed three Top 10 finishes and shot 75 or better in 11 of 14 rounds.
2006 Spring: Played in all seven tournaments with a strong average of 75.2 ... Shot a career-low 69 in the final round of the All-American Invitational in Houston ... Turned in career-best fourth-place finish at the Dick Wittcoff/USF Invitational ... Had six rounds of par or better out of the 21 rounds played ... Best stretch came in consecutive tournaments (All-American and Dick Wittcoff) when he finished seventh and fourth, respectively ... Also finished 24th at the UALR/First Tee Collegiate and 27th at the Sun Belt Conference Men's Championship.
2005 Fall: Played in all five tournaments as a true freshman ... Had a stroke average of 75.1 and a low round of 70 (Reynolds Plantation Classic) ... Was tied for third overall after 36 holes of the Reynolds Plantation Classic before suffering a final round 80 to drop to 21st ... Came in 40th at the Missouri Bluffs Challenge and recorded his top 54-hole score (220).
High School: Played golf for coach Jimmy Long at Heath High School in Paducah ... Lettered in golf and basketball ... An all-state and all-region performer who was among the top 100 prospects in the nation coming out of high school ... Won the prestigious Kentucky State Amateur in May of 2005 to become the youngest winner in the tournament's history ... Finished third in the Kentucky High School state championship ... Was first in the regionals as a sophomore and was second as a senior ... Placed 13th at the 2004 Bubba Conlee and came in seventh at the 2003 event.
Personal: Rick is majoring in concrete industry management ... born on August 14, 1986 ... son of Rick and Linda Cochran ... is the nephew of PGA Tour professional Russ Cochran.