Yurika Tanida, a psychology major and a former English Language Center student, will officially graduate from MSU this summer. But in the break between semesters, she’s got quite a bit going on. Last week, she led the Spartans to a 4th place finish at the NCAA regional golf tournament, a strong enough showing to ensure MSU a spot in the 2021 NCAA Championships, which will take place May 21-26 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
An All-Big Ten First Team golfer and an Academic All-American, Yurika excelled both on the green and in the classroom, the result of serious work ethic and dedication. But as any of her former ELC instructors or classmates can attest, Yurika was always more than just hard work and diligence. She brought smiles and warmth to every class and conversation.
Following the 2021 NCAA Championship, Yurika plans to return to Japan, become a pro golfer, and compete in the LPGA. The ELC wishes her all the best on her journey.