Media Guide: Men's Golf 2013
Media Guide for the Aquinas College fall 2013 men's golf team.
DATE Fri. - Sat., Aug. 30-31 EVENT/SITE TIME Olivet Invitational @ Bedford Valley GC 10 a.m./8 a.m. Mon., Sept. 9 WHAC Jamboree #1 hosted by Concordia @ Washtenaw CC Siena Heights Invitational @ Lenawee CC WHAC Jamboree #2 hosted by Aquinas @ Highlands GC WHAC Jamboree #3 (Round 1) hosted by Northwestern Ohio @ Hawthorne Hills GC WHAC Jamboree #3 (Round 2) hosted by Indiana Tech @ Coyote Creek GC 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 14 Noon Thurs., Sept. 19 11 a.m. Tues., Sept. 24 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 25 11 a.m. Mon., Oct. 7 WHAC Jamboree #4 hosted by Marygrove @ TBA TBA AQUINAS COLLEGE GENERAL INFORMATION LOCATION: Grand Rapids, Michigan FOUNDED: 1886 NICKNAME: Saints COLORS: Maroon/Grey PRESIDENT: Dr. Juan Olivarez ENROLLMENT: 2,518 students STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: 15:1 SAINTS GOLF HEAD COACH: Tom Gunn (36th Season) AFFILIATION: NAIA Division II CONFERENCE: Wolverine-Hoosier (WHAC) 2012 WHAC FINISH: 7th SPORTS INFORMATION AND ATHLETICS SPORTS INFO DIRECTOR: Mike Wojciakowski SID PHONE: 616-632-2482 WEB-SITES: www.aquinas.edu, www.whac.net MEDIA GUIDE: Linda Nash VARSITY SPORTS: 22 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Terry Bocian ATHLETIC PHONE: 616-632-2474 FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Gary Karasinski 2013 Golf Schedule Table of Contents/Quick Facts Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Roster Head Coach Tom Gunn Team Photos Inside Cover 1 2 3 4-5 6 7 back cover 1 Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic and Dominican traditions, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. 2 Located on the eastern edge of Grand Rapids, Aquinas' location allows students to reap the benefits of living in Michigan's second largest city. With over one million people in the greater metropolitan area, Grand Rapids plays host to numerous festivals, concerts and cultural events each year. Residing on 107 wooded acres, the Aquinas College campus blends early twentieth-century architecture with modern-day structures. The campus is home to over 107 species of trees and shrubs, winding woodland paths and inviting creeks and ponds. Aquinas' campus creates a peaceful environment that is just moments away from the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. 3 Aquinas College 1607 Robinson Rd. Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Founded: 1886 President: Dr. Juan Olivarez Nickname: Saints Colors: Maroon & White Enrollment: 2500 School Web Site: http://www.aquinas.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.aquinas.edu/athletics/ Cornerstone University 1001 E. Beltline Rd. Grand Rapids, MI 49505 Founded: 1941 President: Dr. Joseph Stowell Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Navy & Gold Enrollment: 1850 School Web Site: http://www.cornerstone.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.cugoldeneagles.com Concordia University 4090 Geddes Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Founded: 1963 President: Dr. Randall W. Luecke Nickname: Cardinals Colors: Red, White & Black Enrollment: 800 School Web Site: http://www.cuaa.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.concordiacardinals.com/index.php Davenport University 6191 Kraft Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 Founded: 1866 President: Dr. Richard Pappas Nickname: Panthers Colors: Red, Black & White Enrollment: 3500 School Web Site: http://www.davenport.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.dupanthers.com Indiana Tech 1600 E. Washington Blvd.. Fort Wayne, IN 46803 Founded: 1930 President: Dr. Arthur Snyder Nickname: Warriors Colors: Orange & Black Enrollment: 1471 School Web Site: http://www.indianatech.edu Athletic Web Site: http:// www.indianatech.edu/athletics Lourdes College 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania, OH 43560 Founded: 1958 President: Dr.David Livingston Nickname: Gray Wolves Colors: Orange & Gray Enrollment: 2600 School Web Site: http://www.lourdes.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.lourdes.edu/ StudentLife/Athletics.aspx 4 Lawrence Tech 21000 W 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 Founded: 1932 President: Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil Nickname: Blue Devil Colors: Royal Blue & White Enrollment: 4000 School Web Site: http://www.ltu.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.bluedevilathletics.com Madonna University 36600 Schoolcraft Rd. Livonia, MI 48150 Founded: 1937 President: Sister Rose Marie Kujawa Nickname: Crusaders Colors: Royal Blue, Gold & White Enrollment: 4291 School Web Site: http://www.madonna.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.madonnacrusaders.com Marygrove College 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221 Founded: 1927 President: Dr. David J. Fike Nickname: Mustangs Colors: Green & Gold Enrollment: 950 School Web Site: http://www.marygrove.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.marygrovemustangs.com Siena Heights University 1247 E. Siena Heights Drive Adrian, MI 49221 Founded: 1919 President: Sister Peg Albert, OP, PHD Nickname: Saints Colors: Navy Blue & Gold Enrollment: 1200 School Web Site: http://www.sienaheights.edu/ Athletic Web Site: http://www.shusaints.com University of Michiganâ€”Dearborn 4901 Evergreen Dearborn, MI 48128 Founded: 1959 President: Daniel Little Nickname: Wolves Colors: Maize & Blue Enrollment: 8950 School Web Site: http://www.umd.umich.edu/ Athletic Web Site: http://gowolves.net University of Northwestern Ohio 1441 N. Cable Road Lima, OH 45805 Founded: 1920 President: Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis Nickname: Racers Colors: Red, Black Enrollment: 4000 School Web Site: http://www.unoh.edu/ Athletic Web Site: http://www.unohracers.com/ 5 Name Cody Britton Jason Turner Patrick O'Brien Drew Reinke Austin King Steven Ophoff Zane Gates Andrew Vallier Yr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Hometown/High School (College) Cedar Springs, Mich./Cedar Springs/ Grand Rapids Community College Dowagiac, Mich./Dowagiac Union Stanwood, Mich./Big Rapids Grand Rapids, Mi/Forest Hills Eastern/GRCC Grand Rapids, Mich./ Forest Hills Eastern Grand Rapids, Mich./Covenant Christian Elk Rapids, Mich./Elk Rapids 6 earning a berth in the NCAA's invitation only national tournament. Aquinas led the tournament going into the final day, but host team Southwest Missouri State, used to their home course and the steamy 100+ degree heat, pulled ahead to win by only eight strokes. Aquinas second-place national finish remains the highest team finish at a national sports competition in the College's sports history. Gunn was a team captain for two of those seasons, and he fondly comments, “We were considered an underdog team and we used that to motivate us. We worked hard and had great team chemistry. It was such an honor for me and my teammates to be inducted as a team into the Aquinas College Hall of Fame in 1963. Those memories will stay with me for a lifetime.” Head Coach Tom Gunn Coach Tom Gunn begins his 36th season at the helm of the Aquinas College men’s golf team. Today, Gunn is an enthusiastic about coaching as he was when he first accepted the position. A 1967 graduate of Aquinas College, Gunn completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Aquinas' golf team was known as "the Yankees of the North" for their outstanding regional performances. In 1963, Coach Dick McCormick led his squad of six underclassmen to national prominence against NCAA schools, blazing through a 19-5 regular season, defeating Notre Dame, Western Michigan University, Ferris State, Wayne State and all local competitors. The team also beat Central Michigan on several occasions. In this championship year, all six members of the team had seasonal averages between 74 and 79. Beginning their season in the chill and damp of Michigan March, the team ended by Coach Gunn has been a member of the Highlands Golf Club for 50 years and was involved in several committees. He was the past green’s commissioner for 12 years.Gunn is still active in playing and has competed in eight senior Grand Rapids Jaycees Charity Golf Classic events.Some of Gunn’s highlights that he noted were coaching the first Russian player Nazar Massouh in the mid 1990’s. Also, the team won back to back WHAC championships in 2004-05. Coach Gunn is still active hitting the links on weekends and at one time held the competitive course record at Highlands Golf Club, carding a 64. Gunn is married to Jerene and they have a son that lives in Chicago. 7 Cody Britton Andrew Vallier Jason Turner Drew Reinke Steven Ophoff Patrick Oâ€™Brien Austin King Zane Gates