Wildcats jump up to ninth on strength of Jack Perry's 69
John Callahan transferred to Northwestern with sophomore eligibility after competing at Santa Clara University in 2010-11
Fall 2012: Playing as an individual, won medalist honors at Northwestern's own Windon Memorial Classic with a 1-under 212 for his first-collegiate win ... Opened that tourney with a career-best 2-under 69 before also shooting a final-round 69, draining a 25-foot birdie putt on his 54th hole to win by one ... Appeared twice in the team lineup after that victory with his best round coming in an even-par 71 to open the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle (11/5) ... Owns NU's third-best scoring average (74.22) after the fall season.
2011-12: Competed in Northwestern's final two fall tournaments, finishing 52nd as an individual at the Windon Memorial Classic (Oct. 16-17) and 48th as a member of the team lineup at the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle (Oct. 31-Nov. 2) ... Also competed in the team lineup at the Barona Collegiate Cup (March 22-23).
2010-11 (at Santa Clara): Competed in three events for the Broncos including the WCC Championships ... Finished 36th in that event after carding a final-round even-par 72 ... Tied for 48th at the Anteater Invitational ... Tied for 63rd at the SCU Cabo Collegiate, recovering from a pair of rounds in the 80s to fire a final-round 74.
High School: Qualified for the Illinois state tournament as a sophomore, junior and senior, earning all-state honors as a sophomore after a fifth-place finish ... Led Benet Academy to an eighth-place team finish at the Illinois Class 3A tourney as a junior ... Two-time Naperville Area Player of the Year ... Three-time East Suburban Catholic All-Conference choice ... Competed in the Illinois Amateur in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned top-10 finishes in the AJGA Columbus event (fifth) and the AJGA Golf Pride tournament (eighth) ... National Honor Society member ... National Merit Scholar ... Honor Roll.
Personal: Born John Ryan Callahan ... Son of Peggy and Kevin Callahan ... Went to high school with Northwestern men's basketball student-athlete Dave Sobolewski ... Chose Northwestern over Notre Dame during the transfer process ... Majoring in economics.