2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Sweet 16
2011 AJGA Rolex Junior Honorable Mention All-American
Golfweek Top 100 for 2013 (15)
National Junior Golf Scoreboard Top 100 for 2013 (21)
Polo Junior Golf Rankings Top 100 for 2013 (35)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation's premier prep prospects to sign a National Letter of Intent in the Class of 2013 ... Signed with the Tigers as the No. 15-ranked recruit in the country for the Class of 2013 by Golfweek ... Also ranked No. 21 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and No. 35 in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings in his graduating class ... Ranked No. 30 by Golfweek, No. 37 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and No. 77 by the Polo Junior Golf Rankings regardless of classification at the time of his signing ... Honored as a 2011 Rolex Junior Honorable Mention All-American by the American Junior Golf Association ... Solidified his reputation as one of the elite junior golfers in the country with a run to the Sweet 16 in match play at the 2012 United States Junior Amateur Championship held at The Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H. ... Tied for 15th place in stroke play with a 36-hole score of 3-over par 147 at the U.S. Junior Amateur to earn a spot in match play ... Won his sectional qualifier for the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in Kansas City ... A two-time tournament champion as a member of the AJGA ... Won his first AJGA crown with a record-setting performance at the 2011 Elbit Systems of America Championship at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas ... Set the course and tournament record in winning medalist honors at the 2011 Elbit Systems of America Championship with a score of 8-under 63 in the opening round and 11-under 202 for the tournament ... Fired his lowest competitive round of 63 in the first round ... Added a 6-under 65 in the final round for the victory ... Won the 2012 AJGA David Toms Foundation Junior Championship held at Southern Trace Country Club in his hometown of Shreveport ... Fired a 7-under par 209 for a six-shot victory ... Has earned four career top-10 finishes in AJGA sponsored events during an outstanding prep career ... Finished runner-up at the 2011 AJGA Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open ... Added a seventh-place finish at the 2012 AJGA Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions ... Finished in 11th place at the 2011 Jones Cup Junior Invitational held at the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga. ... Earned an eighth-place finish at the 2011 Southern Junior Invitational ... Has captured back-to-back Class 3A regional and state championships in 2011 and 2012 as a leader of the squad at Loyola College Prep ... Fired rounds of 5-under 67 and 4-under 68 to claim the 2012 Louisiana Class 3A state title as a junior with a 36-hole score of 9-under par 135 at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Zachary, La. ... Won the Class 3A state crown as a sophomore in 2011 with a two-round total of 3-under 142 ... Guided Loyola College Prep to two-straight Class 3A team titles with his performance ... Medalist at the 2012 Louisiana Champions Invitational with his tournament and amateur course record of 7-under 65 at Tamahka Trails Golf Club in Marksville, La.
Full name is Eric Nicholas Ricard ... Born on Sept. 27, 1994 ... Parents are Frank and Leah Ricard ... Has one older sister, Lauren ... Father played tennis at Louisiana College during his collegiate career ... Boasts a 3.52 cumulative grade-point average at Loyola College Prep ... Plans to major in business management.