Rusty Mendoza is a Bioengineering student at SDSU.
The Southwest Region (formerly the California Region) of the NCCGA, founded by Victoria Leon from UCLA in the summer of 2012, was the first region to be founded on the West Coast. Since 2014 the region features teams exclusively in Southern California. Golf Academy of America- Carlsbad has claimed 8 of the last 10 regional tournament titles, which included top 7 finishes at both the Fall and Spring 2015 National Championships. Going into the Fall of 2017, the Southwest Region will feature golfers from 11 different schools. The Southwest will also become a member of Zone #5. The Southwest Region has seen San Diego State, San Diego and UCLA play very well in recent semesters and will continue to battle with USC in the spring 2019 season. USC took regional bragging rights this past spring after winning both regional tournaments. UCLA and San Diego State will continue to be challengers this fall. USC took the regional title again this fall as San Diego State and San Diego continue to give chase for the spring.