2012 Athletics Alumni Award of Excellence recipient Peter (Pete) Samborsky II

Pete earned a bachelor of science in Business degree from the Raj Soin College of Business in 1988 at Wright State University, majoring in Accountancy and Finance.

He competed for the Raiders from 1993-97, and was named as the new Head Golf Coach at Wright State University in September 2009.

Pete was a key component as Wright State won the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (MCC) Championship in both 1996 and 1997, after finishing second in 1995. He claimed medalist honors as a senior in 1997 as he compiled a three-round score of 212, including a career-best 69 in the final round, as the Raiders tied a conference record in winning the team title by 44 strokes at the Country Club of the North in Beavercreek. Pete was named the team MVP that season as he recorded four other top 20 finishes and posted a 75.8 round average. Pete tied for seventh at the MCC championship as a junior and tied for 12th as a sophomore, as he earned All-Conference honors as a junior and senior. During his college career, Pete also served as a liaison to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was the recipient of the team's Raider Award as a junior.

Since competing at Wright State, he has put together a solid amateur career. Pete has won the prestigious Miami Valley Metropolitan Championship, a 72-hole stroke play event, in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and was second in 2003. He has had six top 20 finishes in the Ohio Amateur in this decade, and has qualified for the five USGA's championships. Pete competed in the US Amateur in 2001, and 2005, the US Mid-Amateur in 2002 and 2010, and represented the state of Ohio in the 2007 USGA State Team Championship. Away from the course, He is on the Board of Directors for the Miami Valley Golf Association and has served as a Tournament Director.

A Cincinnati native, Pete is currently the Chief Financial Officer for ITS Financial in Dayton, and is a co-owner of local Cold Stone Creamery ice cream stores in the Beavercreek.