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2013 LOUISIANA TECH VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE #WeAreLATech | LATechSports.com | @LATechVB

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Name Katy McFadden Hannah Wright Maria Coelho Alejandra Aviles Fenix Calderon Dalane Guidry Marta Monne Caitlin Germany Jessie Ely Rebecca Redgen Isabella Rosania Xzache Mathis Angela Papach

Height 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-3 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-3 5-9 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-3

Position OH MH S DS/L OH MH OH MH DS/L OH OH OH OH

Class So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr.

Exp. Hometown (Previous School) HS Rock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe HS) HS Melbourne, Australia (Maribyrnong) 2L Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Sacred Maria’s Heart) HS San Juan, Puerto Rico (Adianes) 1L El Paso, Texas (El Dorado High School) 1L Youngsville, La. (Westminster Christian Academy) HS Varese, Italy (Barbara Melzi) 3L Huntsville, Texas (Huntsville HS) TR Chillicothe, Ill. (Illinois Central College) TR Gladstone, Australia ( Florida St. College at Jacksonville) HS Stockton, Calif. (Lincoln HS) TR Longview, Texas (Navarro College) HS Wilmington, N.C. (John T. Hoggard HS)

Coaching Staff Head Coach Adriano de Souza

Assistant Coach Marcela Cunha

Assistant Coach Gabryel Ording

Matt Mullis Strength & Conditioning

Christy Waguspak Athletic Trainer

Content Quick Facts ............................................................................2

Covers, Layout and Design: Donnie Bell Design. Photography: Donny Crowe, Tom Morris, Darrell James, James Garner, Matt Lange, Donald Page

Assistant Coaches................................................................25

Athletic Vision

Player Bios ...........................................................................29

Louisiana Tech University will be a conference leader in performance by investing strategically in student-athletes’ development, providing superior facilities and enhancing program support to achieve a local and national image of success and dominance.

Opponents............................................................................35 Conference USA...................................................................39 All-Time Scores.....................................................................41 School Records.....................................................................44 Honors & Letterwinners.......................................................48 Endowed Scholarships.........................................................49 LTAC......................................................................................50 University President Dr. Les Guice.......................................52 Athletics Director Tommy McClelland...................................53 Athletic Administration.........................................................54 Administrative Support ........................................................59 Athletics Council ..................................................................60 Head/Assistant Coaches ......................................................60

Athletic Mission Statement

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Contributors: Walsh, Butler, Louisiana Tech News Bureau, Louisiana Tech Marketing and Public Relations Department

Season Outlook....................................................................26

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Editors: Patrick Walsh, Malcolm Butler, Teddy Allen, Kane McGuire and Anna Claire Thomas.

Head Coach Adriano de Souza .............................................24

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News releases, photos and other services are available to accredited members of the news media. Current releases, statistics and photos can also be obtained at LATechSports.com.

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The 2013 Louisiana Tech volleyball team information guide is a publication of the Athletics Media Relations Office. It has been designed as a source of information for the news media and Lady Techster volleyball fans. Every effort has been made to include pertinent and timely information. Should you need additional information such as feature material and/or statistics, please direct your inquiries to the media relations office.

Embody excellence in everything we do. Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit. Bring pride, admiration, and loyalty to the University family, community and state. Win with integrity.

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LOUISIANA TECH QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Ruston, La. Founded: 1894 Enrollment: 11,014 Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Lady Techsters Colors: Blue and Red Arena: Thomas Assembly Center Year Opened: 1982 Capacity: 8,000 Press Row: (318) 257-3144 President: Dr. Les Guice Athletic Director: Tommy McClelland Associate AD/SWA: Mary Kay Hungate COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Adriano de Souza Alma Mater: UNICAMP, 1997 Career Record: 32-67 (.336) Record at LA Tech: 3-27, 2nd season Assistant Coach: Marcela Cunha Alma Mater: University of West Florida, 2007 Assistant Coach: Gabryel Ording Alma Mater: Louisiana Tech, 2012 MEDIA RELATIONS Associate AD: Malcolm Butler Volleyball Contact: Anna Claire Thomas Send all volleyball requests to: Anna Claire Thomas, Assistant Director, Media Relations Email: acthomas@latech.edu Office Phone: (318) 257-5314 Cell Phone: (318) 331-3813 Athletics Website: LATechSports.com Twitter: @LATechVB Mailing/Shipping Address: Thomas Assembly Center, Room 161, Ruston, LA 71270 TEAM INFORMATION 2012 Record: 3-27 2012 WAC Record (Finish) : 0-18 (10th) 2012 Postseason: none 2012 Final AVCA Ranking: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 4/2 +Libero Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 + Libero Newcomers: 9

Newcomers (9) DS/L – Alejandra Aviles, DS/L – Jessie Ely, OH – Xzache Mathis, OH – Katy McFadden, OH – Marta Monne, OH – Angela Papach, OH – Rebecca Redgen, OH – Isabella Rosania, MH – Hannah Wright

2013 LOUISIANA TECH VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME 8/30 Grambling # Arlington, Texas 4 p.m. 8/31 Abilene Christian # Arlington, Texas 11 a.m. 8/31 UT Arlington # Arlington, Texas 7 p.m. 9/3 UAPB Ruston, La. 7 p.m. 9/6 McNeese State @ Ruston, La. 12 p.m. 9/6 Western Michigan @ Ruston, La. 7 p.m. 9/7 UNO @ Ruston, La. 12 p.m. 9/10 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas 6:30 p.m. 9/13 Nebraska-Omaha & Hammond, La. 11 a.m. 9/13 Southern & Hammond, La. 3 p.m. 9/14 Stetson & Hammond, La. 1 p.m. 9/14 Southeastern La. & Hammond, La. 5 p.m. 9/17 Grambling Ruston, La. 7 p.m. 9/20 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. 7 p.m. 9/24 Northwestern State Ruston, La. 7 p.m. 9/27 UTEP* Ruston, La. 7 p.m. 9/29 UTSA* Ruston, La. 1 p.m. 10/4 at Charlotte* Charlotte, N.C. 6 p.m. 10/6 at Marshall* Huntington, W.V. 12 p.m. 10/11 at ECU* Greenville, N.C. 6 p.m. 10/18 Middle Tennessee* Ruston, La. 7 p.m. 10/20 Southern Miss* Ruston, La. 2 p.m. 10/25 at Tulsa* Tulsa, Okla. 7 p.m. 10/27 FIU* Ruston, La. 1 p.m. 11/1 at North Texas* Denton, Texas 7 p.m. 11/8 Florida Atlantic* Ruston, La. 7 p.m. 11/10 UAB* Ruston, La. 1 p.m. 11/15 at Tulane* New Orleans, La. 7 p.m. 11/17 at Rice* Houston, Texas 1 p.m. 11/21-24 C-USA Tournament Murfreesboro, Tenn. All game times are CST. *, denotes Conference USA Matches #, UTA Hilton Invitational @, Louisiana Tech Invitational &, Tangi Tourism Lion Classic

Top Returnees Caitlin Germany, Sr., MH – 68 Blocks (2012) Maria Coelho, Jr., S-8.36 Assists/set (2012) Fenix Calderon, So., OH-1.97 K/set (2012) Dalane Guidry, So., MH-55 Blocks (2012) Letterwinners Returning (4) MH – Caitlin Germany*, S – Maria Coelho, OH – Fenix Calderon*, MH – Dalane Guidry* *starter Letterwinners Lost (2 + Libero) L – Stephany Salas* MH – Gabryel Ording* *starter

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-- Tech President Dr. Les Guice

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“Athletics is a central part of Louisiana Tech and an integral component of our efforts to elevate the institution’s national standing.  It is essential that we continue to focus on the success of our student-athletes and ensure that a winning athletics program is achieved with integrity and class.”

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welcome to the family

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At Louisiana Tech YOU are not a number, YOU are family. louisiana tech is classified as a Tier 1 National University, the only Carnegie Doctoral/High Research University and the only SREB Doctoral Four-Year 2 Research University in north Louisiana. is the highest ranked university in Louisiana in starting median pay for graduates (PayScale.com’s 2012-2013 College Salary Report) is ranked as one of the nation’s 25 Most Affordable Colleges (for both in-state and out-of-state students) by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. is ranked No. 21 in the nation for providing its graduates with the best returns on their investments (ROI) in their college educations (AdvisorOne.) is ranked No. 17 in nation among “Low Cost Colleges with High Starting Salaries for Graduates” (Affordable Colleges Online) is ranked No. 11 in the nation in list of “25 Most Underrated Colleges In America” from Business Insider.

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More than 700 companies worldwide travel to campus eAch yeAR to RecRUit loUisiAnA tech gRAdUAtes

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Dr. Les Guice became the 14th president in the history of Louisiana Tech University on July 1, 2013.   

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“Louisiana Tech has a really great foundation of excellence, and we’re not starting from scratch by any means. We’ve got so many of the ingredients in place. My vision is to continue to progress Louisiana Tech in national prominence, but to turn that national prominence into things that bring benefit to North Louisiana, to our citizens of this state and to all of the students and stakeholders of the university.” -- D  r. Les Guice, University President

Quarter System – Big Advantage for the Student-Athlete Louisiana Tech has a unique advantage of being on the quarter system as opposed to the semester system. The quarter system provides significant advantages for the students: Lighter workload (take 3 classes instead of 5)

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The Bulldog Achievement Resource Center (BARC) is committed to the success of Louisiana Tech’s student-athletes.

Programs Provided by BARC Tutoring and group help sessions in all subjects

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Computer labs and study hall space

“Louisiana Tech has allowed me to be a part of a bigger family and not just another number enrolled in a university. Here you are able to have a personal relationship with other students and other professors in your field of study. You have that one-on-one time if you have problems. Tech has become a second home to me and my two brothers. I love it, and my family loves it.”

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- Lyle Fitte, Senior (Port Sulphur, La.)

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V O L L E Y B A L L “One of my best experiences this year has been to study and play tennis at Louisiana Tech University.  It was difficult to get away from my family, but here the people are very friendly, fun and help you at all, so now I feel at home.  I am very happy in the field of my sport (tennis) because Coach Gomez has helped me during the time that I’ve been here. He does the best he can and helps us to improve our tennis, studies and daily life. ” - Alexandra Starkova, Sophomore (Madrid, Spain)

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BRAD HERMAN heads up the Louisiana Tech athletics academic center to help the University’s student-athletes excel in the classroom and ultimately earn their degrees, something that is the No. 1 goal for the administration and coaches at Tech.

– Ray Holley, 2012 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American (1st team)

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- Erin Kipp, 2013 Capital One CoSIDA Academic AllAmerican (2nd team)

Bulldog running back Ray Holley became the fourth LA Tech student-athlete (second football player) to earn first team Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. Holley carried a 3.50 grade point average while pursuing his master’s degree in counseling. On the field, he rushed for 740 yards and seven TDs.

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“Being a student and an athlete at the same time has its challenges, but is totally worth it. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without the amazing teachers at Tech … And the quarter system is absolutely amazing! We only have to take four classes at a time, plus we get more vacation/breaks than any other school.”

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today’s freshman is

louisiana tech saw Ray Holley (football) and Erin Kipp (softball) earn Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American honors last year. saw 68 student-athletes earn Academic All-WAC honors in 2012-13 (and more than 900 during its 12-year membership in the league). saw four programs record their highest single year Academic Progress Rate (APR) while seven of them earned their highest fouryear APR. saw the Bulldog golf program earn an NCAA Public Recognition Award for the third straight year, after ranking in the top 10 percent in multi-year APR for their respective sport.

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Louisiana Tech’s student-athletes recorded an all-time high four-year graduation success rate of 76 percent, which was four percentage points better than the previous record-high of 72 percent.

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louisiana tech boasts the University of Louisiana System’s highest graduation rate at 54.8 percent. boasts the ULS’ fastest time to completion for first time baccalaureates at 4.9 years. boasts the ULS’ highest average freshman ACT scores at 24.1.

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Quest for Excellence – Meeting the Needs of Tech’s Student-Athletes The construction of a 90,000-plus square-foot multipurpose facility in the south end zone of Joe Aillet Stadium will benefit every student-athlete at Louisiana Tech University.

Student-Athlete Benefits Include:  New academic center  New state-of-the-art sports medicine facility  New strength and conditioning complex  New coaches offices and locker rooms for football, baseball, soccer, tennis, softball, golf and track and field  Video room with state-of-the-art capabilities  New auditorium for team and departmental meetings

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More than $12 million of the projected $20 million has already been committed as the project is moving forward and could break ground as soon as spring of 2013. Tech alums Steve Davison (pictured), Terry Bradshaw and Drake Mills form the Leadership Team that is spearheading the fundraising for the facility, along with Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde.

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Since Louisiana Tech joined the WAC in 2001, its athletic programs have captured 29 team championships and dozens of individual titles.

 Yankee Stadium  Busch Stadium  AT&T Park  Pepsi Center  PNC Park

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Louisiana Tech has contracted with renowned sports architectural firm Populous to develop a master facility plan. Populous has created some of the most recognizable professional sports venues in the country:

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graduation rate and in Academic Progress Report rate, and the new academic center will further enhance and emphasize the University’s commitment to the classroom.

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Louisiana Tech already ranks among the state and conference leaders in student-athlete

 PETCO Park  Oriole Park at Camden Yards  Reliant Stadium

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Louisiana Tech’s Athletic Department: officially became a member of Conference USA on July 1 as the University made the all-sports move to the 16-team league. introduced Tommy McClelland as the new athletic director during a press conference held at the Charles Wyly Athletic Center on July 16. completed facility additions and renovations to J.C. Love Field, the Lady Techster Softball Complex and the Lady Techster Soccer Field. ranked eighth in the nation in combined winning percentage for the University’s football and men’s basketball teams (was the topranked non-AQ program). saw completion and the dedication of the Scotty Robertson Court located in Memorial Gym, which serves as a practice facility both the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters.

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On the playing fields: Men’s basketball earned its first Top 25 ranking since 1985, captured its first regular season conference championship since 1999, and won the second most games in program history during WAC Coach of the Year Mike White’s second season.

Soccer recorded an 11-game unbeaten streak which included a 1-1 tie against No. 19 Denver and finished the year 12-5-4 with a roster that included 17 freshmen.

Baseball recorded its lowest team ERA (4.48) in two decades as sophomore Phil Maton earned first team all-conference honors while leading the WAC in strikeouts.

Kim Francis became the first Tech hurdler to run a sub-13.00 time in the 100-meter hurdles and competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Trey Hadnot earned his third All-America honor by winning the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash in the NCAA Indoor Championships.

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Bowler Kayla Ghersini was nominated for NCAA Woman of theYear after posting a 3.35 grade point average in economics as an undergrad and a 3.32 in graduate school.

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Lady Techster Stephanie Salas finished her collegiate volleyball career and signed a professional contract to play with Guaynabo Mets in Puerto Rico.

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Tennis won seven WAC matches, earned the No. 3 seed in the WAC Tournament and Joanna Nalborska became the program’s first ever conference freshman of the year during Freddy Gomez’ first season as head coach.

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Football earned its first Top 25 ranking since 1999, led the country in scoring offense and total offense, defeated two BCS schools in Illinois and Virginia in consecutive weeks and saw punter Ryan Allen repeat as the Ray Guy Award winner and quarterback Colby Cameron win the Sammy Baugh Award.

Bulldog golf saw Victor Lange and Travis Wilmore capture individual titles during the season while the program earned its third straight NCAA Public Recognition Award for ranking in the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates. Softball recorded a winning record under first year head coach Mark Montgomery while also registering a winning mark in Western Athletic Conference play and earning its highest seed ever in the WAC Tournament. Women’s basketball was invited to play in historic Madison Square Garden against Rutgers as part of the Maggie Dixon Classic.

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as in Conference USA C-USA will consist of 16 teams with nine of those residing in the central time zone including Tulane, Southern Miss, Rice, Tulsa, UTSA, North Texas, UAB and Middle Tennessee. The league also includes consists of seven schools outside of the central time zone including UTEP, Marshall, Charlotte, East Carolina, Old Dominion, FIU and Florida Atlantic. This allows the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters to create natural geographic rivalries with a host of outstanding academic and athletic institutions. C-USA is strengthening itself for the future with growing institutions, in large and thriving markets, with tremendous upside potential.

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Louisiana Tech begins its first year as a member of Conference USA after a successful 12-year affiliation with the Western Athletic Conference.

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On the Web Website: ConferenceUSA.com Twitter: @Conference_USA Facebook: ConferenceUSA Instagram: Conference USA

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Competitive Success

As one of the largest FBS conferences in 2013, C-USA membership will include institutions in 12 of the top 65 television markets, eight in the Top 40 and four in the Top 25 according to Neilson.

C-USA teams are 8-2 in bowl games in the last two years. C-USA has five primary bowl agreements and two additional secondary agreements for alternative years.

C-USA home markets this year will include more than 14.5 million TV households, a 43 percent increase from last year.

LA Tech (Illinois, Virginia), Middle Tennessee (Georgia Tech) and Tulsa (Iowa State) all defeated BCS teams during the 2012 football season.

C-USA is a highlyrecognized national brand. The league has great television partners with Fox Sports Media Group, CBS Sports Network and ESPN.

Seven C-USA men’s basketball teams in 201314 will be coming off postseason appearances, including LA Tech’s NIT berth.

Academic Success C-USA has recognized more than 22,000 studentathletes for their academic achievements. Since 2006, the number of studentathletes qualifying for the Commissioner’s Honor Roll has increased by more than 60 percent.

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Since 2008-09, C-USA has acknowledged more than 150 student-athletes through the Spirit of Service Award, highlighting community outreach and athletic and academic achievements.

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University Park is a community of Tech students who want the convenience of on-campus living and the privacy and sophistication of high-tech, spacious apartments and townhouses with a signature Louisiana Tech view.

University Park Amenities

2- and 4-bedroom designs

Townhouse features a spiral staircase to a loft with two bedrooms and a bath

Private bedroom phone and cable television

Kitchen equipped with range and refrigerator High speed internet access A  pedestrian bridge provides easy, direct access from UP to the heart of campus

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Class is Over … Time to Eat and Socialize! The Student Center’s all-you-care-to-eat Café is a good start. Also, in the Student Center, there is a Chick-fil-A, Asian fare, sushi, salads, homestyle burgers and more. In Tolliver, take your pick from McAlister’s Deli or pizza or grab something from the convenience store. Watch bigscreen TVs and utilize the wireless internet hot spots while you eat in Tolliver, or sit outside on the picnic tables or in either of two dining areas in the Student Center. Students can also get plenty of Louisiana flavor as Ruston is full of local restaurants that range from a little Cajun spice to southern down-home cooking. Also one of the most frequented areas of campus where students hang out to study and socialize is under the century-old oak trees located in the quadrangle. @LATechVB

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student LIFE There are over 180 student organizations on the Louisiana Tech campus. Plus LA Tech offers 16 NCAA sanctioned athletic programs (Bulldogs and Lady Techsters) and of course Tech students are some of the best fans in the South. This year Tech students can make plenty of road trips to follow their beloved Bulldogs and Lady Techsters as the University makes the all-sports move to the geographical friendly Conference USA.

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The Miss Tech pageant is just one of many annual student events on campus, including unity step shows, Greek Week, Spring Fling, homecoming, talent shows, concerts, intramurals, sporting events, student organizations, theatrical and musical productions and more.

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The Lambright Sports and Wellness Center is both old and new. A $12 million expansion means two pools, sunbathing, Counter Culture at LA Tech, and plenty of relaxing social opportunities. It also contains a rock climbing wall, bowling alleys, basketball courts as well as plenty of cardio and weight training . It’s a place of leisure or a place to challenge yourself.

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Louisiana Tech continues to give back on a global level in every profession and every day, either on center stage or behind the scenes. Tech alums seize the opportunity on campus to make a difference off it; because of you, the University’s influence spreads, now more than ever. Leon Barmore: Best winning percentage of any other coach in history of NCAA women’s basketball, five-time Hall of Famer Albert Bourland: Retired President of Daimler-Benz Washington, Inc., manufacturer of Mercedes Benz Terry Bradshaw: Member of FOX NFL Sunday, NFL Hall of Fame, No. 1 pick in the 1970 NFL draft, winner of four Super Bowls Kix Brooks: Songwriter, guitar player, entertainer, Tech fan, host of American Country Music Countdown John D. Caruthers, Jr.: President of the Seven States I-69 Mid-Continent Highway Coalition Tara Collins: Developer of the MediKin Hematology Teaching Vein, a “hands on” way of understanding blood disorders and diseases, especially HIV/AIDS

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James Davison: Developer of Squire Creek Country Club, Board of Directors for Genesis Energy, former Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System

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Benny Denny: CEO of Bank of Ruston, President of Louisiana Tech University Foundation Rosemary Ellis: Editor of Good Housekeeping Magazine A.C. Hollins, Jr.: Vice-President/Director of Operations & Infrastructure for National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), Las Vegas Emily Howell and Julie Bartlett Stephenson: Back-toback recipients of “Teacher of the Year” award in Louisiana, high school division, in 2012 and 2011; Jenny Marie Blalock was 2011 Louisiana Elementary School Teacher of the Year

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WYLY Mervin Parker: Corporate Forestry Manager of Hunt Forest Products, a privately held company with more than 65,000 acres of timberland owned and managed and more than 700 employees in the state of Louisiana

Teresa Weatherspoon: Named one of the top 15 players in WNBA history, Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, coach of the Lady Techsters basketball team, Olympic gold medalist and Wade Trophy winner Sam Wyly: Co-founder of Green Mountain Energy, Maverick Capital, Ranger Capital Group, Michaels Stores, and Sterling Software, Inc.

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Max Watson, Jr.: Founder and President of BMC Software, Inc.; named by Forbes Magazine in Top 15 of 200 Best Small Companies

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Glen Post, III: Chief Executive Officer and President of CenturyLink, which employs nearly 48,000, has operating revenues of $4.596 billion on a consolidated basis and is the third largest telecommunications company in America

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Scott Poole: Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Roy O. Martin Lumber Company, one of the largest independently owned forest products companies in the South

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Hilton Nicholson: CEO of Sixnet, member of FCC Advisory Board

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Eddie McGough: Senior Vice President for Alcon Laboratories, a global medical company specializing in eye care products

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Michael McCallister: Chairman of the Board/CEO of Humana, Inc., which employs 30,000 nationwide and has revenues of $33 billion

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Karl Malone: Two-time NBA MVP, Ruston-area businessman, member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, second-leading scorer in NBA history

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Sandy Johnson: President/owner of Barrios Technology in Houston; earned NASA’s highest award – the George M. Low Award for Quality and Excellence, won twice – and in 2004 received NASA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Public Service Medal.

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More than 3,800 square feet of athletic training facility built in 2001. Contains:

swimex therapy pool

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Keith Bunch is the head athletic trainer at Louisiana Tech University and is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Dr. William Bundrick is the Bulldogs team physician and he is also the benefactor of the Sports Medicine Department located in the Charles Wyly Athletic Center – home of the Tech football program.

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KURT HESTER is the head strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana Tech and is a certified member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

8 powerlift nine-foot combo power racks with platforms

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15 hammer strength machines

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Louisiana Tech legend Karl Malone, who is considered one of the most wellconditioned athletes in the history of the NBA, funded the new state-of-the-art equipment in the Karl Malone Weightroom.

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MAC regular-season race, the RedHawks’ best finish since 2000. De Souza was also a volunteer assistant at Kent State in both the 2003 and 2004 seasons, while completing his master’s degree in sports pedagogy. He also volunteered as an assistant coach with the boys’ volleyball team at Stow (Ohio) High School in 2004, and as the head coach of the Club Q Sport 17’s team in 2004-05. Prior to de Souza’s time in Ohio, his coaching career in the U.S. started with two years as the head women’s volleyball coach at Union College (Ky.) while he took postgraduate courses. In his first head coaching stint, de Souza led the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in the Mid-South Conference and the program’s first NAIA regional appearance in his final season in Kentucky (2000). De Souza, originally from Brazil, a country with a great volleyball history and tradition, began playing the sport at the age of 14. He spent three years (2001-03) as the volleyball coach and co-administrator for two men’s teams in the city of Rio Claro, Brazil. His under-21 men’s team was the regional runner-up all three years, while his under-19 men’s team was the APV League Champion in 2001, and posted a runner-up finish in 2002. In 1999, de Souza mentored the under-21, under-19 and under-16 women’s programs at Club Regatas in Campinas, Brazil, before coming to the United States to begin his Division I coaching career. He also served a three-year stint as the head men’s volleyball coach at the State University of Campinas (1995-97), where his team won sectional championships in 1996 and 1997, finished second at the Metropolitan Championships in 1995 and 1996, and placed third in 1997. Since 2001, Adriano has worked with Antonio Rizola, the head coach of the Brazilian Junior National Team, in developing methods to improve players’ game intelligence in preparation for South American and World Championships. In 2007, he volunteered for the Brazilian Youth National Team when it competed at the World Championship in Mexico under Rizola. He has also been a liaison and interpreter for the United States Women’s National Team (1994) and Japanese National Junior Team (1993) in their respective visits to world championship competitions in

Adriano de Souza will enter his second season at the helm of the Louisiana Tech women’s volleyball program after a rebuilding year in his first season with the Lady Techsters in 2012. In early 2012, Louisiana Tech announced the hiring of de Souza, a longtime Division I assistant coach, from Illinois State as the ninth head coach in Lady Techster volleyball history. In his inaugural season, de Souza’s squad compiled a 3-27 record on the court. De Souza, who is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, replaced Matt Sonnichsen, who resigned following the 2011 season after four years at the helm of the program. The 40-year-old de Souza has brought a wealth of both collegiate and international coaching experience to Ruston as well as recruiting ties in both the United States and overseas. De Souza’s coaching resume spans 17 years and boasts stints at the club, high school and collegiate levels, including assistant coaching positions at Illinois State, Miami (OH) and Kent State over the course of his career. Before coming to Louisiana Tech, de Souza spent the past four years as an assistant volleyball coach at Illinois State where he helped rebuild the Redbirds program, leading it to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament two straight years. Prior to his time in Normal, Illinois, de Souza furthered his reputation by serving on the staff at Miami (OH) for three seasons from 2005-07 where he was instrumental in helping the RedHawks reach the 2007 NCAA Tournament after capturing the Mid-American Conference Tournament title that season. Two of Miami’s wins that season came against nationallyranked Ohio, the four-time defending conference champion. The only other team in the country to sweep the Ohio Bobcats in 2007 was national runner-up Stanford. In de Souza’s first season at Miami in 2005, the RedHawks recorded the most wins (17) since the 1998 Mid-American Conference championship team went 278. In 2006, Miami finished fourth in the

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Brazil. De Souza has co-authored numerous books and articles on sports and coaching. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil in December 1997, and completed his master’s degree at Kent State in May 2006.

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ence second team and the GSC All-Academic team. Cunha, who was a three-time all-state selection in high school, has coached volleyball camps since 2003, working at camps hosted by West Florida, Northern Kentucky, Auburn, Florida, Tampa and Florida Southern. She is the daughter of Francisco and Celia Cunha and has a younger sister, Michele.

Ording completed her senior season in 2012 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology last November. Over the course of her time at Louisiana Tech, Ording lettered all four years and was also the volleyball program representative in the SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee). Ording now returns to Louisiana Tech Volleyball to continue using her work ethic and knowledge to continue the development of the Lady Techster Volleyball Program.

While a student-athlete at Louisiana Tech, Ording was not only always prepared for all the practices and matches she competed in, but she was also a leader who contributed to the organization and development of the program on and off the court, de Souza added. “To the benefit of our student-athletes, Gabryel will continue to be a great example of responsibility and dedication to our program.”

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Out of high school, Cunha was a member of the Northern Kentucky volleyball squad where she totaled 19 service aces and averaged 2.12 digs per game as a freshman. She received the 2002-03 and 2003-04 AVCA Team Academic Award and made the GLVC All-Academic Team both years. After starting her collegiate playing career at Northern Kentucky, Cunha earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from West Florida where she was also a standout player for the Argonauts for two years, helping lead the program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history in 2006. During her career as a setter at West Florida, Cunha recorded 1,286 assists which is the third highest career total in Argos history. In 2004, she registered 59 assists against Northwest Missouri which was the fourth highest single match total in school history. Her senior season she led the team in assists with 7.73 assists per game and was named to the All-Gulf South Confer-

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Former Louisiana Tech volleyball player Gabryel Ording enters her first season on the LA Tech coaching staff as she joins the Lady Techsters for the 2013 season as an assistant coach, head coach Adriano de Souza announced in early 2013. “I am happy to welcome Gabryel Ording back to Louisiana Tech University as one of our assistant coaches,” de Souza said. “Her return to Louisiana Tech Volleyball is a great asset for our program. She has the values and the mindset that I look for in assistant coaches”.

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Marcela Cunha begins her second season as an assistant coach on the Lady Techster volleyball staff under head coach Adriano de Souza after serving as an assistant at the University of West Florida for four years. Cunha comes to Ruston with plenty of experience and knowledge of collegiate volleyball after spending the past four seasons as an instrumental member of the West Florida volleyball staff where the program has won more than 100 matches and four straight Gulf South Conference championships. “Marcela comes from a winning program and has experienced what it takes to build success at the University of West Florida,” said de Souza. “Her mind for the game, her work ethic and her values fit what we need for our program development, and she will have a positive impact on our student-athletes.” In 2011, Cunha was a key figure for the Argonauts, helping guide them to a 25-9 overall record, including an undefeated conference season and appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament.

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After a busy offseason, Louisiana Tech volleyball will return to the court in 2013 with plenty of fresh faces to kick off a new era as the team begins its first season as a Conference USA member. Despite losing just two seniors from the 2012 team, head coach Adriano de Souza brought in nine new student athletes to partner with the four players he returns from last season’s roster. With a full season under his belt and a team in the process of growth and change, de Souza and the Lady Techsters are looking to build on a productive spring and offseason and hope to enter LA Tech’s inaugural season in Conference USA with renewed confidence. “In September, we will start our first season in Conference USA,” de Souza said. “Until then, we will be training every day to fine tune our game and train several lineup possibilities that will help us in the process of learning to develop our team performance this season. I hope non-conference competition goes well, that we learn a lot from it. The team is very different and I hope that by our first C-USA match, we are able to impact the game and compete well.” Nine new squad members highlight the 2013 team, as this year’s team consists of three junior college transfers, two Louisiana Tech students who made the team via tryouts last spring and four true freshmen. Jessie Ely, Xzache Mathis and Rebecca Redgen make up the transfers on this year’s roster and are expected to provide ample playing time for a Louisiana Tech volleyball team in need of skilled, experienced players. Last spring, de Souza added two sophomores to his roster in Katy McFadden and Isabella Rosania after the two outside hitters expressed interest in joining the program in order to make a difference on and off the court. Since then, the two have done just that and more. “Our goal is to gradually train the lineup combinations with our outside and right side hitters that benefit the team first,” he said. “We hope diversity can help us in our game style and also help maintain our hitters’ health.” While the 2013 roster is filled with brand new names and faces, fans will be able to recognize four players from 2012 who will make their return to the court to partner with the newcomers. Caitlin Germany is the lone senior who will partner with nine newcomers to continue to develop the Lady Techsters volleyball program in 2013. Germany is a three-year letterwinner and one of two upperclassmen Tech returns this season. Junior setter Maria Coelho is the third and final upperclassman returning to de Souza’s roster after a breakthrough sophomore campaign where she averaged 8.36 assists per set and was named All-Louisiana Honorable Mention for her 878 assists over the course of the season. The final two letterwinners will make their return after successful freshmen seasons as sophomores. Fenix Calderon and Dalane Guidry will look to build on the numbers they put up in 2012 as true freshmen in their return this season. “I expect a lot from the returning players,” de Souza said. “I have worked many hours with them explaining what my goals are and vision for the Louisiana Tech volleyball program since the day I arrived on campus in March of 2012. I hope they have captured all the information we have shared. If they apply what I have prepared them to do since last fall, they will be doing the job I expect from them in order to help our program move fast in the right direction.” Louisiana Tech will open the 2013 campaign Aug. 30-31 at the UTA Hilton Invitational in Arlington, Texas with three matches scheduled against Grambling State, Abilene Christian and UT Arlington over the course of opening weekend. The Lady Techsters’ home schedule begins with a 7 p.m. match Sept. 3 versus UAPB in the Thomas Assembly Center, while the team opens Conference USA play Sept. 27 as Tech plays host to UTEP.

Outside/Right Side Hitters The Lady Techsters will see the addition of six new outside and right side hitters on this season’s roster. Included in those six additional players are two junior college transfers in Rebecca Redgen and Xzache Mathis, as well as freshman Marta Monne, all of whom will be used to help bring experience to a rebuilt program. Redgen, a native of Gladstone, Australia, comes to LA Tech from Florida State College at Jacksonville where she played two seasons with the Blue Wave and earned Most Improved Player in her first season in 2011. She was named captain of the squad in 2012 and MVP at the conclusion of her second season at FSCJ where she earned First Team Mid-Florida All-Conference honors in her final season with the Blue Wave. Redgen will spend time as an outside hitter as well as on the right side for the Lady Techsters this season. Mathis played two seasons at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas before transferring to Louisiana Tech. While at Navarro, Mathis, a Longview, Texas native, helped lead the Bulldogs to a 15-12 mark in 2011 and an 18-11 record in 2012 as an outside hitter on the squad. Mathis will also see time on the outside and right side for de Souza this coming season. A native of Varese, Italy, Monne will see ample playing time as a true freshman because of her knowledge of the game and the volleyball culture she originates from, de Souza said. The 5-10 outside hitter came to Louisiana Tech from Barbara Melzi in Italy.

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LA Tech also returns sophomore Fenix Calderon, a player who will rotate in as an outside hitter for the squad this season. Calderon is coming off a freshman campaign that saw her record 132 kills and average 1.97 in the 67 played last season. The sophomore will see playing time on both the outside and right side this coming season. De Souza and the Lady Techsters will also add two sophomores and a freshmen duo to this year’s team at the outside hitter position to finish out the attackers on the 2013 roster. Katy McFadden and Isabella Rosania will be welcomed additions to this year’s team as sophomore outside hitters from Rock Hill, S.C., and Stockton, Calif., respectively. McFadden prepped at South Pointe High School in South Carolina under head coach Mike Deyton where she was named All-Region and All-State in the Palmetto State over the course of her high school career. McFadden also spent time as a member of the Rock Hill Volleyball Club. Rosania, a California native, graduated in 2012 from Lincoln High School in Stockton where she was a three-sport athlete lettering in volleyball, soccer and swimming. She was named the 2012 team MVP for Volleyball and also the 2009 and 2012 MVP for her high school soccer team in her time at Lincoln. On the court, Rosania compiled a .359 hitting percentage for Lincoln, while also totaling 104 saves in goal on the pitch. Angela Papach, a true freshman from Wilmington, N.C., is also set to see playing time as both an outside hitter and on the right side. Papach comes to LA Tech from John T. Hoggard High School where she was a two-sport athlete in volleyball and basketball. Papach was named a Top 10 Hitter in district 4-A in

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Junior Maria Coelho returns to the court as the lone setter on this year’s roster, a role she is familiar with after playing every set of every match in 2012. “Maria Coelho trained many hours this past spring and has started to dedicate herself to study the game more,” de Souza said. “We can already see that she is running our offense with more experience and better decision-making than before. Her focus is to use our daily training to improve even more during the regular season.” Coelho enters her third season at Louisiana Tech after a breakthrough sophomore campaign that saw her total 878 assists with an average of 8.36 per set. As a result of her outstanding effort throughout the season, Coelho received honorable mention honors by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association at the conclusion of the 2012.

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2013 Slate The 2013 campaign begins Aug. 30-31 as Louisiana Tech will travel to compete against Grambling State, Abilene Christian and UT Arlington in the UTA Hilton Invitational in Arlington, Texas. Following the season-opening tournament, LA Tech will return to Ruston to open up its home schedule at 7 p.m., Sept. 3 as the Techsters will play hosts to Arkansas-Pine Bluff on the newly-renovated floor in the Thomas Assembly Center. “I would like to invite our Louisiana Tech fans to show up in support of this year’s volleyball team and come watch us compete this fall. This group has heard from our coaching staff how important it is to do all we can every day to represent Louisiana Tech University to the best of our abilities. I believe sports fans will enjoy watching our volleyball team play this year more than ever before. We train to perform for our community and our staff reinforces to them every day how important it is to put forth their best effort, game intelligence and passion for Louisiana Tech every time they step on the Thomas Assembly Center court.”

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The Lady Techsters return veteran middle blocker Caitlin Germany to the position for her fourth and final season with the program. Germany has led the team in blocks for the past two seasons and totaled 167 career blocks as a three-year letterwinner for Tech. Joining Germany will be sophomore Dalane Guidry, who returns to the team after seeing action in all 30 matches last season as a true freshman. Guidry recorded 127 kills and averaged 1.37 per set to rank fourth among all Techsters in that category. The Youngsville, La., native also ranked third on the team in total blocks with 55 while averaging 0.59 per set. Hannah Wright, a freshman from Melbourne, Australia, will also contribute to the middle hitter position for the Techsters in 2013. Wright prepped at Maribyrnong College in Melbourne where she played volleyball and basketball, as well as competing in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. Wright was named the 2012 Volleyball Athlete of the Year for Maribyrnong under the direction of coach Jenny Becker. She was also a member of Falcons Volleyball and Heildelburg Volleyball Clubs in Australia.

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A duo of newcomers in Alejandra Aviles and Jessie Ely will fill the void left by former libero Stephany Salas, who graduated from Tech as the all-time leader in career digs per set and third for digs in a match. Aviles comes to Ruston from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she was a standout at the libero position at Colegio Adianez. At Adianez, Aviles was also named to the Liga Atletica de Colegios Cristiano All-Star Game in 2011 and 2012. In club play, as the youngest libero to ever play for the Guaynabo Mets Under-20 team, Aviles and her teammates won the National Volleyball Tournament of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation in 2012 for the second consecutive year. Jessie Ely transferred to Louisiana Tech from Illinois Central College where she helped lead the Cougars to a ranking of 11th in the nation in one of her two seasons under head coach Sue Sinclair. A native of Chillicothe, Ill., Ely was an all-conference athlete at Illinois Valley Central High School in both volleyball and softball. Ely also helped lead her high school club to the sectional and regional championship in her junior campaign.

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Junior (2012): Started 21 matches while seeing action in 26 ... Led Tech in blocks with a total of 68 on the season (13 solo, 55 assisted) and an average of 0.85 blocks/set ... Second on the team in kills with 150 (1.88/set) ...Totaled a season-high 12 kills twice in 2012; the first came at Seattle (11/10) and the latest came against UT Arlington on the road (11/15) ... matched her career-high for blocks in a match with seven she totaled on two separate occasions this season against South Alabama (8/25) and Tulane (8/31).

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Sophomore (2011): Started 22 matches for the Lady Techsters... Led all Tech players with 59 blocks for the season... Recorded a career-high four service aces vs. Southeastern La. (09/16)... Recorded a career-high 12 kills vs. McNeese St. (09/13)... Registered a career-high seven blocks vs. Rutgers (08/27)... Recorded double-digit kills in two different matches, last vs. Fresno St. (11/5)... Received all-tournament honors for the Louisiana Tech Invitational where she recorded 21 kills and 12 blocks in three games.

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Freshman (2010): Played in 32 matches as a true-freshman while garnering her first career start in a 3-0 win over Centenary College (9/11)... Moved into the starting lineup late into the season and totaled 11 starts with eight coming against WAC competition... Totaled a career-high six kills in three different matches, last vs. Utah State (11/15)... Tallied four blocks two times with the last coming against Fresno State (11/06)... Had a career-high three service aces vs. UAPB (10/30) with all three coming on consecutive serves...Named to the Fall President’s Honor List and was one of 24 Tech student-athletes to post a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall Quarter.

Getting Acquainted: Full name is Caitlin Germany... Born March 25, 1992, in Huntsville, Texas... Daughter of James and Carol Germany... Has one brother, Aaron (21). Career Statistics Year sp mp-ms k 2012 80 26-21 150 2011 83 27-22 141 2010 78 32-11 84 Totals 241 85-54 375

k/s E ta 1.88 81 427 1.70 75 352 1.08 53 217 1.56 209 996

pct .162 .188 .143 .167

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High School: Prepped at Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Texas... Three-time letterwinner... Named first team all-district as a junior and senior... Three-time academic all-district honoree, 2007-09... Named Houston Chronicle Volleyball Player of the Week, 2008... Played for the Brazos Valley club team where she competed in the Junior Nationals in 2007 and 2009... Won National Qualifier in 2009... Active member of the National Honor Society, German National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society... Earned one letter as a member of the swim team.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Sacred Maria’s Heart)

Freshman (2011): Made her first career start vs. Grambling St. (09/09)... Recorded 28 assists, six digs and three blocks vs. the Tigers in her only start... Recorded double-digit assists in two matches, last vs. Fresno St. (10/06)... Second on the team in assists/set (5.00)... Five service aces and blocks for the season High School: Longstanding member of the Minas Tenis Clube volleyball club... Named the best setter in the Copa Minas Championship in 2007... Participated in the Emerald City Classic in Seattle in 2007 and 2009... Chosen to compete for Minas Gerais in the Brazilian Championship in 2010. Getting Acquainted: Full name is Maria Marinho Coelho... Born July 7, 1992... Daughter of Wellerson and Maria Tureza... Has one brother, Joao (4 months). Career Statistics Year sp mp-ms k k/s e Ta pct a a/s sa sa/s se re digs d/s bs ba total blks b/s be bhe 2012 105 30-30 52 0.50 27 176 .142 878 8.36 16 0.15 21 0 171 1.63 7 57 64 0.61 4 23 2011 15 11-1 2 0.13 3 16 -.062 75 5.00 5 0.33 1 0 17 1.13 0 5 5 0.33 1 3 Totals 120 41-31 54 0.45 30 192 .125 953 7.94 21 0.17 22 0 188 1.57 7 62 69 0.57 5 26

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Sophomore (2012): Started all 30 matches for LA Tech in 2012 ... Led the Techsters in assists with 878 and an average of 8.36 on the season ...Finished the season sixth in the WAC individual standings for assists ... Recorded 30 or more assists in 14 matches in 2012 and more than 40 assists in four matches this season ... Received all-tournament honors twice in 2012 for her performances in the Southern Miss Invitational and the Tangi Tourism Lion Classic on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana ... Recorded a career and season-high 51 assists versus Seattle U (11/10) ... Recorded three double-doubles on the season against South Alabama (8/25), Utah State (9/27) and Seattle U (10/11) ... Ranked second on the team in blocks with 64 (seven solo, 57 assisted) ... Her 16 service aces ranked third among all Techster players this season ... Fourth on the team in digs with 171.

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El Paso, Texas (El Dorado High School)

Freshman (2012): Started 22 of 24 matches she played and saw action in 67 sets in 2012 ... Third on the team in kills with 132 (1.97/set) ... Recorded double-doubles on three different occasions; the first marked a season-high 13 kills against UT Arlington (9/15), while the second and third came against Utah State (9/27) and Denver (10/18) ... Recorded double-digits in kills six different times in 2012 ... Totaled a season-high 16 digs versus UTPA (9/7) ... Totaled three blocks twice in 2012; the first came at Southern Miss (8/25) while the second was against Utah State (9/27) ... Had 18 total blocks (three solo, 15 assisted) with an average of 0.27 per set ... Totaled 149 digs and 2.22 per set to rank her fifth among all Techsters ... Recorded seven service aces in 2012.

Getting Acquainted: Full name Fenix Alexandra Calderon ... Born June 2, 1994 ... Daughter of Laura Reyes ... Has two siblings, David (12) and Kassandra (8). k/s 1.97 1.97

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High School: Lettered three years for the El Dorado Aztecs in volleyball under coaches Frank Ayala and Vanessa Strange ... Named to Top 100 District Scholars Players to watch ... Was a second team All-District selection in her sophomore season for the Aztecs ... Named first team All-District in her junior and senior seasons ... Was a member of the El Paso 18’s Sunspots club team ... Named Max Preps Player of the Week in high school ‌ Was a three sport athlete at El Dorado High School, lettering in track (1L), basketball (2L) and volleyball (3L).

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High School: Led the Lady Crusaders to the quarterfinals of the state tournament in her senior season at Westminster Christian Academy... Named All-District MVP in 2012, along with being named Offensive MVP for the 2010 and 2011 seasons ... Participated in the East vs. West All Star game in 2011... Was an All-State and Academic All-State selection in her senior season ... Named first team All-District as well as second team All-Acadiana in 2010 and 2011 ... Led Westminster Christian Academy to the district title from 2009-11 under coaches Renee Hebert and Stephanie Salling ... Was a member of Cajun Elite 17s National volleyball team in 2011 ... Lettered three years in volleyball and twice as a track athlete for the Lady Crusaders in high school. Getting Acquainted: Full name Dalane Rose Guidry ... Born September 3, 1994 ... Daughter of Aaron and Tracey Guidry... Has two brothers, Luke (16) and Adam (6). Career Statistics Year sp mp-ms k 2012 93 30-27 127 Totals 93 30-27 127

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Freshman (2012): Saw action in all 30 matches as a true freshman while starting 27 and playing in 93 sets ... Recorded 127 kills and averaged 1.37 per set to rank fourth among all Techsters in that category ... Recorded double-digit kills on two separate occasions in 2012 ... Ranked third on the team with 55 total blocks (5 solo, 50 assisted) while averaging 0.59 per set ... Season-high 12 kills versus Idaho (10/12) with a hitting percentage of .435 for that match ... Season-high seven blocks against Tulane (8/31) at the Lamar Invitational ... Recorded five service aces in 2012.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico (Colegio Adianez)

Club: With her club team, Guaynabo Mets-20U, Aviles and her teammates won the National Volleyball Tournament of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation in 2012 for the second year in a row ... Aviles is the youngest libero that has ever played for the Guaynabo Mets-20U team.

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Rock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe HS)

High School: Prepped at South Pointe High School in South Carolina under head coach Mike Deyton ... Was named All-Region and All-State in South Carolina over the course of her high school career ... Was a member of the Rock Hill Volleyball Club. Personal: Full name is Katy Elizabeth McFadden ... Born July 18, 1994 in Katy, Texas ... Daughter of Patrick and Dana McFadden ... Has one sibling, Logan (13).

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Chillicothe, Ill. (Illinois Central College)

High School: Earned three letters in both volleyball and softball as a two-sport athlete at Illinois Valley Central ... Was named 1st team allconference in 2009 and 2010 ... Named to the 2010 Tri-County all-area for volleyball ... Named 3rd team by the Champaign Gazette in 2010 ... Led her team to the sectional and regional championship in volleyball in her junior campaign under coach Lisa Miller. Getting Acquainted: Full name is Jessie Leigh Ely ... Born April 20, 1993 in Peoria, Ill. ... Daughter of James and Kim Ely ... Has one brother, Josh (24).

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Longview, Texas (Navarro College)

Navarro College (2011-2012): Spent two seasons with the Bulldogs of Navarro College where she earned first team all-conference honors both years ... Was an All-American nominee while at Navarro ... Played under Kristee Porter and Casey McBrearty.

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Varese, Italy (Barbara Melzi)

High School: Prepped at Barbara Melzi in Italy ... Awarded third place in the regional high school discus throw ... Considered Berkeley, Oregon State and Catholic School of Milan before deciding on Louisiana Tech. Personal: Full name is Marta Monne ... Born Sept. 19, 1994 in Busto Arsizio, Italy ... Daughter of Giovanni and Paola Monne.

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Getting Acquainted: Full name is Alejandra (Lala) Aviles Jiménez ... Daughter of Yannary Jiménez and Ramón (Tony) Quiles ... Has two brothers, Antonio and Joshua, and two sisters, Andrea and Astrid ... Born Nov. 16, 1995.

Getting Acquainted: Full name is Xzache Breann Mathis ... Born August 11, 1992 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas ... Daughter of Shemeca Mathis ... Has three siblings: McKaylla (18), Kiana (17) and Dyasijah (15).

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High School: Three-sport athlete who played soccer and softball ... named to the Liga Atletica de Colegios Cristiano (LACC) All-Star Game in 2011 and 2012 ... member of the National Honor Association and president of her 2012 class ... chose Louisiana Tech over UALR, Southern Illinois University, Tennessee State and North Carolina A&T ... coached by Eduardo Rodriguez.

High School: Prepped at Pine Tree High School in Longview, Texas where she lettered three years as a three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and track ... Was named MVP of the district two years in volleyball ... Earned 1st team All-East Texas Basketball honors as well as 3rd team all-state in volleyball ... She was a regional qualifier in track while at Pine Tree High School ... Named the Upward Bound Ambassador while in high school ... Was a member of East Texas Juniors Club Volleyball, Upward Bound, Yearbook committee and Fellowship of Student Athletes while at Pine Tree.

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Wilmington, N.C. (John T. Hoggard HS)

High School: Earned a total of six letters as a two-sport athlete in volleyball (four letters) and basketball (two letters) at John T. Hoggard HS ... Was named Best Defensive Player (basketball) and Best Offensive Player (volleyball) ... Named a Top 10 Hitter in district 4-A in volleyball ... Named to the Carolina Region All-Tournament team ... Received the Marybeth Finegan Award for Service ... In her senior season, she recorded 175

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kills, 120 blocks, 45 aces and 75 digs under coach Ron Strickland ... Helped lead her team to a 3rd place spot in the state championship ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club at John T. Hoggard ... Also was a member on the Triangle Volleyball Club, where she helped lead her team to a 4th place finish in a national qualifier tournament. Personal: Full name is Angela Nicole Papach ... Born April 7, 1995 in Chicago, Ill. ...Daughter of Raymond and Susan Papach ... Has four siblings: Katie (29), Becca (27), Matt (24), Mike (21) ... Her father, Ray, played basketball at Hillsdale College ... Her sister, Becca (UNC-Wilmington), and brother, Matt (Hillsdale College), both played collegiate basketball, while her oldest sister, Katie, played volleyball at Tri-State University.

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Gladstone, Australia (Florida St. College-Jacksonville)

Florida St. College at Jacksonville: Spent two seasons at Florida State College at Jacksonville and earned Most Improved Player in her first season with the Blue Wave in 2011 ... She was named captain of the squad in 2012 and MVP at the conclusion of her second season at FSCJ ... Earned 1st Team Mid-Florida All-Conference honors in her second season with the Blue Wave. High School: Prepped at Gladstone State High School in Australia where she was named Sportswoman of the Year two consecutive years over the course of her junior and senior campaigns ... She was also the recipient of the Modern History Award, Silver Academic Award, Korean Award, Blue Award and the Sports Team Award in her time at Gladstone State HS ... Helped lead her team to the Volleyball Senior State Championship in 2009 where she earned Most Valuable Player for her performance in the tournament ... Coached by Brian Van Der Wiede ... Was also a member of Queensland School and Club Volleyball teams. Personal: Full name is Rebecca Jane Redgen ... Born Dec. 31, 1993 in Townsville, Queensland ... Daughter of Peter and Allison Redgen ... Has one sister, Stepfanie (22).

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Stockton, Calif. (Lincoln HS)

High School: Prepped at Lincoln High School in Stockton where she was a three-sport athlete while lettering in volleyball, soccer and swimming ... She was named the 2012 team MVP for Volleyball and also the 2009 and 2012 MVP for her high school soccer team in her time at Lincoln ... She compiled a .359 hitting percentage on the court for Lincoln, while also totaling 104 saves in goal on the soccer field ... She was also a member of the Rage Volleyball Club in high school. Personal: Full name is Isabella Rosania ... Born July 14, 1994 in Stockton, Calif. ... Daughter of Carol Skrzypczak ... Has one sister, Alexandra (15).

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Melbourne, Australia (Maribyrnong College)

High School: Prepped at Maribyrnong College in Melbourne where she participated in volleyball and basketball, as well as competing in the long jump, triple jump and high jump ... Was named the 2012 Volleyball Athlete of the Year under the direction of coach Jenny Becker ... Member of Falcons Volleyball and Heildelburg Volleyball Club ... Also was a member of the Victorian Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 Indoor Volleyball teams ... Played on the Under-17 Beach Volleyball team, as well as the Australian Junior Women’s Volleyball team. Personal: Full name is Hannah Rose Wright ... Born March 18, 1995 in Melbourne ... Daughter of Peter and Karen Wright ... Her dad, Peter, was a national high jump champion and played in the Australian Football League ... Has one brother, Jake (19).

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2013 OPPONENTS Grambling State

UAPB

Aug. 30, 4 PM—Arlington, Texas Sept. 17, 7 PM—Ruston, La.

Sept. 3, 7 PM—Ruston, La.

Abilene Christian

McNeese State

Location: Abilene, Texas Colors: Purple and White Nickname: Wildcats Conference: Southland Arena: Moody Coliseum Head Coach: Kellen Mock 2012 Record: 12-19, 8-12 Lonestar Letterwinners R/L: 9/2 Starters R/L: 5/2 Volleyball Contact: Chris Macaluso Email: cjm11a@acu.edu Phone: 325.674.6171 Website: ACUSports.com

Location: Lake Charles, La. Colors: Royal Blue and Gold Nickname: Cowgirls Conference: Southland Arena: Memorial Gym Head Coach: Terry Gamble 2012 Record: 7-25, 1-17 SLC Letterwinners R/L: 8/2 Starters R/L: 5/1 Volleyball Contact: Pam LaFosse Email: plafosse@mcneese.edu Phone: 337.475.5926 Website: McNeeseSports.com

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Location: Pine Bluff, Ark. Colors: Black & Gold Nickname: Golden Lions Conference: Southwestern Athletic Arena: H.O. Clemmons Arena Head Coach: Kyetta May 2012 Record: 10-18, 5-3 SWAC Letterwinners R/L: N/A Starters R/L: N/A Volleyball Contact: Edrin Nicholson Email: nicholsone@uapb.edu Phone: 870.575.7949 Website: UAPBLionsRoar.com

Location: Grambling, La. Colors: Black and Gold Nickname: Lady Tigers Conference: Southwestern Athletic Arena: Hobdy Assembly Center Head Coach: Demitria Keys-Johnson 2012 Record: 3-19, 1-7 SWAC Letterwinners R/L: N/A Starters R/L: N/A Volleyball Contact: Santoria Black Email: blacks@gram.edu Phone: 318.274.6562 Website: GSUTigers.com

Sept. 6, 12 PM—Ruston, La.

Aug. 31, 11 AM—Arlington, Texas

Location: Kalamazoo, Mich. Colors: Brown and Gold Nickname: Broncos Conference: MAC Arena: N/A Head Coach: Colleen Munson 2012 Record: 21-11, 13-3 MAC Letterwinners R/L: N/A Starters R/L: N/A Volleyball Contact: Sean Fagan Email: sean.fagan@wmich.edu Phone: 269.387.3168 Website: nmnathletics.com

Sept. 6, 7 PM—Ruston, La.

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Location: Arlington, Texas Colors: Royal Blue, Orange and White Nickname: Mavericks Conference: Sun Belt Arena: College Park Center Head Coach: Diane Seymour 2012 Record: 9-22, 5-13 WAC Letterwinners R/L: 10/5 Starters R/L: 5/2 Volleyball Contact: Melissa Cebold E-Mail: mcebold@uta.edu Phone: (817) 272-7168 Website: www.UTAMavs.com

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Aug. 31, 7 PM—Arlington, Texas

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UT Arlington

UNO

Sept. 7, 12 PM—Ruston, La.

Location: New Orleans, La. Colors: Royal Blue and Silver Nickname: Privateers Conference: Southland Arena: Human Performance Center Head Coach: Kim Young-Buford 2012 Record: 8-15 Letterwinners R/L: 6/3 Starters R/L: 3 + Libero/3 Volleyball Contact: Jason Plotkin Email: jplotkin@uno.edu Phone: 504.280.6284 Website: UNOPrivateers.com

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2013 OPPONENTS Stephen F. Austin

Stetson

Location: Nacogdoches, Texas Colors: Purple and White Nickname: Ladyjacks Conference: Southland Arena: Shelton Gym Head Coach: Debbie Humphreys 2012 Record: 22-12, 11-7 SLC Letterwinners R/L: 9/4 Starters R/L: 3/3 + Libero Volleyball Contact: Kyle Rogers Email: rogerska1@sfasu.edu Phone: 936.468.5800 Website: SFAJacks.com

Location: DeLand, Fla. Colors: Hunter Green and White Nickname: Hatters Conference: Atlantic Sun Arena: Edmunds Center Head Coach: Tim Loesch 2012 Record: 4-31, 0-18 Atlantic Sun Letterwinners R/L: 9/8 Starters R/L: 5/2 Volleyball Contact: Jamie Bataille Email: jbataill@stetson.edu Phone: 386.822.8131 Website: GoHatters.com

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Sept. 10, 6:30 PM—Nacogdoches, Texas

Sept. 14, 1 PM—Hammond, La.

Nebraska-Omaha

Southeastern La.

Location: Omaha, Neb. Colors: Crimson and Black Nickname: Mavericks Conference: The Summit League Arena: Sapp Fieldhouse Head Coach: Rose Shires 2012 Record: 6-22, 1-15 Summit Letterwinners R/L: 9/4 Starters R/L: 4/3 Volleyball Contact: Bonnie Ryan Email: bryan@unomaha.edu Phone: 402.554.3267 Website: OMavs.com

Location: Hammond, La. Colors: Green and Gold Nickname: Lady Lions Conference: Southland Arena: University Center Head Coach: Geno Frugoli 2012 Record: 11-19, 5-13 SLC Letterwinners R/L: 11/6 Starters R/L: 3 + Libero/3 Volleyball Contact: Damon Sunde Email: Damon.Sunde@Southeastern.edu Phone: 985.549.3774 Website: LionSports.net

Sept. 13, 11 AM—Hammond, La.

Sept. 14, 4 PM—Hammond, La.

Southern

Central Arkansas

Location: Baton Rouge, La. Colors: Columbia Blue and Gold Nickname: Lady Jaguars Conference: Southwestern Athletic Arena: Cliford Seymour Gym Head Coach: Venessa Jacobs 2012 Record: 4-25, 1-7 SWAC Letterwinners R/L: 5/4 Starters R/L: 4/2 Volleyball Contact: Christopher Jones Email: jones_chrisk@yahoo.com Phone: 225.771.3495 Website: GoJagSports.com

Location: Conway, Ark. Colors: Purple and Gray Nickname: Sugar Bears Conference: Southland Arena: Prince Center Head Coach: David McFatrich 2012 Record: 30-5, 15-3 SLC Letterwinners R/L: N/A Starters R/L: N/A Volleyball Contact: Charlie Skinner Email: cskinner@uca.edu Phone: 501.852.0708 Website: UCASports.com

Sept. 13, 3 PM—Hammond, La.

Sept. 20, 7 PM—Conway, Ark.

Northwestern State Sept. 24, 7 PM—Ruston, La.

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Location: Natchitoches, La. Colors: Purple and White, Orange Trim Nickname: Lady Demons Conference: Southland Arena: Prather Coliseum Co-Head Coaches: Hugh and Stephanie Hernesman 2012 Record: 20-13, 12-6 SLC Letterwinners R/L: 9/5 Starters R/L: 5/2 Volleyball Contact: Kellie O’Brien Email: obrienk@nsula.edu Phone: 318.357.6467 Website: NSUDemons.com

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2013 OPPONENTS UTEP*

Marshall*

Location: El Paso, Texas Colors: Dark Blue, Orange and Silver Accent Nickname: Miners Conference: Conference USA Arena: Memorial Gym Head Coach: Holly Watts 2012 Record: 16-13, 10-6 C-USA Letterwinners R/L: 6 + Libero/6 Starters R/L: 2 + Libero/3 Volleyball Contact: Audrey Westcott Email: anwestcott@miners.utep.edu Phone: 915.747.6451 Website: UTEPAthletics.com

Location: Huntington, W.Va. Colors: Kelly Green and White Nickname: Thundering Herd Conference: Conference USA Arena: Cam Henderson Center Head Coach: Mitch Jacobs 2012 Record: 18-13, 8-8 C-USA Letterwinners R/L: 7/7 Starters R/L: 4 + Libero/1 Volleyball Contact: Justin Austin Email: austinju@marshall.edu Phone: 304.696.5276 Website: HerdZone.com

Sept. 27, 7 PM—Ruston, La.

East Carolina*

Sept. 29, 1 PM—Ruston, La.

Middle Tennessee*

Location: Charlotte, N.C. Colors: Green and White Nickname: 49ers Conference: Conference USA Arena: Halton Arena Head Coach: Chris Redding 2012 Record: 10-17, 2-12 Atlantic 10 Letterwinners R/L: 8/6 Starters R/L: 3/3 + Libero Volleyball Contact: Ryan Rose Email: ryan.rose@uncc.edu Phone: 704.687.1023 Website: Charlotte49ers.com

Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn. Colors: Royal Blue and White Nickname: Blue Raiders Conference: Conference USA Arena: Alumni Memorial Gym Head Coach: Matt Peck 2012 Record: 10-23, 7-8 Sun Belt Letterwinners R/L: 7/2 Starters R/L: 5/1 + Libero Volleyball Contact: Miles McQuiggan Email: mcquiggan@goblueraiders.com Phone: 615.904.8209 Website: GoBlueRaiders.com

Oct. 4, 7 PM—Charlotte, N.C.

Oct. 18, 7 PM—Ruston, La.

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Charlotte*

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Location: Greenville, N.C. Colors: Purple and Gold Nickname: Pirates Conference: Conference USA Arena: Minges Coliseum Head Coach: Julie Torbett 2012 Record: 2-25, 1-15 C-USA Players R/L: 11/3 Volleyball Contact: Lindy Zamora Email: zamorab@ecu.edu Phone: 252.737.4520 Website: ECUPirates.com

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Oct. 11, 7 PM—Greenville, N.C.

Location: San Antonio, Texas Colors: Navy Blue, Orange and White Nickname: Roadrunners Conference: Conference USA Arena: Convocation Center Head Coach: Laura Groff 2012 Record: 21-9, 13-5 WAC Letterwinners R/L: N/A Starters R/L: N/A Volleyball Contact: Tony Baldwin Email: anthony.baldwin@utsa.edu Phone: 210.458.8460 Website: GoUTSA.com

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UTSA*

Oct. 6, 1 PM—Huntington, W.V.

Southern Miss*

Oct. 20, 2 PM—Ruston, La.

Location: Hattiesburg, Miss. Colors: Black and Gold Nickname: Golden Eagles Conference: Conference USA Arena: Reed Green Coliseum Interim Head Coach: Amanda Berkley 2012 Record: 8-20, 4-12 C-USA Letterwinners R/L: 11/4 Starters R/L: 5/1 + Libero Volleyball Contact: Shirley Hill Email: shirley.jones-hill@usm.edu Phone: 601.520.3708 Website: SouthernMiss.com

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2013 OPPONENTS Tulsa*

Florida Atlantic*

Location: Tulsa, Okla. Colors: Old Gold, Royal Blue and Crimson Nickname: Golden Hurricane Conference: Conference USA Arena: Donald W. Reynolds Center Head Coach: Steven McRoberts 2012 Record: 26-10, 14-2 C-USA Letterwinners R/L: 10/5 Starters R/L: 3/3 + Libero Volleyball Contact: Will Toman Email: william-toman@utulsa.edu Phone: 918.631.3720 Website: TulsaHurricane.com

Location: Boca Raton, Fla. Colors: Blue, Red & Silver Nickname: Owls Conference: Conference USA Arena: FAU Arena Head Coach: Fernanda Nelson 2012 Record: 7-19, 2-13 Sun Belt Letterwinners R/L: N/A Starters R/L: N/A Volleyball Contact: Justin Johnson Email: jjohn218@fau.edu Phone: 561.302.0461 Website: FAUSports.com

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Oct. 25, 7 PM—Tulsa, Okla.

Nov. 8, 7 PM—Ruston, La.

UAB*

FIU*

Nov. 10, 1 PM—Ruston, La.

Oct. 27, 1 PM—Ruston, La.

Location: Birmingham, Ala. Enrollment: 17,543 Nickname: Blazers Colors: Forest Green and Old Gold Conference: Conference USA Arena: Bartow Arena Head Coach: Kerry Messersmith 2012 Record: 20-14 2012 C-USA Record: 11-5 Letterwinners R/L: 7/9 Starters R/L: 3 + Libero/4 Volleyball Contact: TBA Email: TBA Phone: 205.934.0725 Website: UABSports.com

Location: Miami, Fla. Colors: Blue and Gold Nickname: Panthers Conference: Conference USA Arena: U.S. Century Bank Arena Head Coach: Rita Buck-Crockett 2012 Record: 10-20, 7-8 Sun Belt Letterwinners R/L: 8/7 + Libero Starters R/L: 5/1 + Libero Volleyball Contact: Maegan Azpiazu Email: mazpiazu@fiu.edu Phone: 305.348.0261 Website: FIUSports.com

Tulane*

North Texas*

Nov. 15, 7 PM—New Orleans, La.

Nov. 1, 7 PM—Denton, Texas

Location: New Orleans, La. Enrollment: 13,359 Nickname: Green Wave Colors: Olive Green and Sky Blue Conference: Conference USA Arena: Devlin Fieldhouse Head Coach: Sinisa Momic 2012 Record: 6-21 2012 C-USA Record: 4-12 Letterwinners R/L: 6/3 Starters R/L: 5/1 Volleyball Contact: Curtis Akey Email: cakey@tulane.edu Phone: 504.314.7271 Website: TulaneGreenWave.com

Location: Denton, Texas Colors: Green and White Nickname: Mean Green Conference: Conference USA Arena: Volleyball Center Head Coach: Andrew Palileo 2012 Record: 26-12, 9-5 Sun Belt Letterwinners R/L: 12/1 Starters R/L: 5 + Libero/1 Volleyball Contact: Tim McNamara Email: Tim.McNamara@unt.edu Phone: 940.565.3671 Website: MeanGreenSports.com

Rice*

Nov. 17, 1 PM—Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston, Texas Enrollment: 5,760 Nickname: Owls Colors: Blue and Gray Conference: Conference USA Arena: Tudor Fieldhouse Head Coach: Genny Volpe 2012 Record: 19-12 2012 C-USA Record: 12-4 Letterwinners R/L: 11/2 Starters R/L: 4 + Libero/2 Volleyball Contact: David Waxman Email: dwaxman@rice.edu Phone: 713.348.8874 Website: RiceOwls.com

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CONFERENCE USA Conference USA officially received a new look on July 1, 2013, while maintaining the same commitment to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities. Eight institutions, including the return of charter member Charlotte along with FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion and UTSA, will join with East Carolina, Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP.

Conference USA sponsors competition in 20 sports - nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 11 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball).

C-USA annually awards 12 postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Conference USA also added a Spirit of Service Award, recognizing student-athletes three times a year for a combination of significant community service efforts, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.

SUCCESS ON THE PLAYING FIELD

Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation.

Women’s Basketball 48 NCAA Tournament appearances 43 WNIT appearances One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 Two WNIT semifinalists One WBI Champion

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Men’s Basketball Consistently rated as one of the top basketball leagues in the country 108 postseason teams (50 NCAA, 42 NIT, 8 CBI, 8 CIT) One National Championship title game appearance Three Final Four teams Seven Elite Eight NCAA Tournament teams One NIT Champion and four NIT semifinalists Inaugural CBI Champion CIT Champion

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Football 72 teams have earned bowl bids Member of the Bowl Championship Series Bowl tie-ins with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Heart of Dallas Bowl, Military Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl

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The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom, in addition to sport specific All-Academic teams.

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From its beginning in 1995, Conference USA’s dedication to excellence has been the league’s guiding principle and remains a common thread today and for a promising future. Throughout the changes during the C-USA history, the conference has held onto its strong foundation that reflects the league’s national presence. These 16 schools have compiled numerous athletic and academic achievements. Additionally, the C-USA footprint will grow by nearly 20 percent, while providing the geography that allows for a divisional scheduling model that will be beneficial to the student-athletes, fan-friendly and cost effective.

Baseball 58 NCAA appearances Six College World Series appearances (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001) 14 Super Regional appearances Has produced at least four NCAA teams in nine of the last 12 seasons In addition, 37 volleyball teams, 67 men’s and women’s soccer teams and 39 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. CUSA has sent three men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, three softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams to the Sweet 16. The league has also had nine national champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made more than 700 NCAA appearances.

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SUCCESS OFF THE FIELD

C-USA institutions are among the nation’s best in academic performance among student-athletes, bolstered by the fact that studentathletes at league schools have a higher graduation rate than the general student population. Among C-USA’s 5,000 student-athletes, there are champions off the playing field as well. In 18 years, 176 student-athletes earned national Capital One Academic All-America honors, while 618 were named All-District. In addition, more than 26,000 student-athletes have been named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll or received the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom.

C-USA ON TV

C-USA enjoys significant television exposure through partnerships with FOX Sports Media Group, CBS Sports Network and ESPN.  The multi-tiered selection process that is rooted in partnering with all three networks has substantially increased the number of national and regional appearances for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other conference sports.

C-USA DIGITAL NETWORK

The C-USA Digital Network officially launched in August of 2011.  Network programming includes live streaming of non-televised events, video on demand, a weekly C-USA studio show, podcasting, regular-season and championship event highlights and conferenceproduced feature stories.  In its first year, 1,164 events were streamed live and 8,126 videos were posted and available on the C-USA Digital Network, and that number just keeps growing.  Monthly and yearly subscriptions offer fans access to events offered on all of the C-USA member institution’s athletic websites as well as C-USA network programming. 

C-USA IN THE COMMUNITY

The conference’s current footprint is concentrated with 16 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. With a commitment to community involvement, the conference developed several initiatives to maintain strong ties in C-USA cities, as well as with fans and alumni across the country. C-USA schools also place a priority on giving back to their communities through volunteer service with local and national organizations. Individually, student-athletes are recognized each season through the Spirit of Service award.

GOVERNANCE

Conference USA has significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors.

A PROUD HISTORY

Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league’s charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and, after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named Commissioner in October 2002, succeeding Mike Slive, the league’s first commissioner. C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league added TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001. USF started C-USA football in 2003. Marshall, Rice, SMU, Tulsa, UCF and UTEP became full-time members of Conference USA in 2005.

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As one the largest FBS conferences in 2013, C-USA membership will include institutions in 12 of the Top 65 television markets, eight in the Top 40 and four in the Top 25 media markets according to Nielson. C-USA home markets next year will include more than 14.5 million TV households, a 43 percent increase from a year ago.

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ALL-TIME SCORES

1991 (25-15) Coach: Scott Mayhew L Rice 0-3 W UTSA 3-1 W New Orleans 3-0 W Northwestern St. 3-1

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1992 (29-10) Coach: Scott Mayhew W Centenary 3-0 W Grambling 3-0 L Missouri 1-3 W Prairie View 3-0 W North Texas 3-1 W UL-Monroe 3-0 L Baylor 0-3 L Texas State 1-3 W South Carolina 3-2 W Stephen F. Austin 3-1 W Oral Roberts 3-0 W UALR 3-1 W McNeese State 3-2 W Grambling 3-0 W Northwestern St. 3-1 W Western Kentucky 3-0 L Baylor 2-3 W Memphis 3-0 W McNeese State 0-3 W UTPA 3-0 W Centenary 3-0 W North Texas 3-0 W Stephen F. Austin 2-3 W Jacksonville 3-0 W Central Florida 3-0 W Eastern Kentucky 3-0 W UALR 3-1 L Arkansas State 1-3 W Lamar 3-0

W South Alabama W New Orleans W Northwestern St. W Southwestern La. L Sam Houston State L UL-Monroe L Lamar W UALR W New Orleans L Lamar

3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 2-3 2-3 3-0 3-0 1-3

1993 (22-16) Coach: Scott Mayhew W North Texas 3-0 L Texas Tech 0-3 L Texas Tech 1-3 W UL-Monroe 3-0 W Southeastern La. 3-1 W Georgia State 3-0 L UT Arlington 1-3 W Samford 3-0 W Centenary 3-0 L Baylor 1-3 L Lamar 2-3 L Michigan State 1-3 L Sam Houston State 0-3 W Grambling 3-0 W Northwestern St. 3-0 W North Texas 3-0 W UALR 3-2 W Mississippi 3-2 L Stephen F. Austin 0-3 W New Orleans 3-0 W South Alabama 3-0 W UL-Monroe 3-0 W UL-Lafayette 3-0 L Sam Houston State 0-3 L Arkansas State 2-3 W Western Kentucky 3-0 W UALR 3-2 L Lamar 0-3 W UTPA 3-0 L Houston 0-3 L UALR 1-3 W Jacksonville 3-0 W Southeastern La. 3-1 W Northwestern St. 3-0 L Stephen F. Austin 2-3 L Lamar 2-3 W Arkansas State 3-2 L UALR 2-3 1994 (26-14) Coach: Scott Mayhew L LSU 0-3 L Duke 1-3 L Baylor 1-3 W Ole Miss 3-2 W Oral Roberts 3-1 W Arkansas 3-1 W Eastern Kentucky 3-1 W UT Arlington 3-0 W UTEP 3-1 W UTPA 3-0 W Prairie View A&M 3-0 W North Texas 3-1 W UL-Monroe 3-0 L Stephen F. Austin 1-3

W South Alabama 3-2 L South Florida 0-3 W Syracuse 3-0 L South Florida 0-3 L Western Kentucky 2-3 L Arkansas State 0-3 W Grambling 3-0 W Northwestern St. 3-0 W UL-Lafayette 3-0 W New Orleans 3-0 L Stephen F. Austin 0-3 L UALR 0-3 W Centenary 3-0 W Southeastern La. 3-1 W Texas State 3-0 W Lamar 3-0 W UALR 3-0 W South Alabama 3-0 W Jacksonville 3-0 W Florida Atlantic 3-0 W UL-Monroe 3-1 L Sam Houston State 0-3 L Houston 0-3 L Rice 2-3 L Western Kentucky 2-3 W South Alabama 3-0 1995 (16-11) Coach: Chris Rudiger L North Texas 2-3 W UL-Monroe 3-0 W Troy 3-1 W Southeastern La. 3-0 W Jackson State 3-0 L Texas State. 2-3 L Rice 0-3 W Texas-Arlington 3-1 L Mississippi 1-3 W Centenary 3-0 L Sam Houston State 2-3 L Stephen F. Austin 0-3 L Mississippi State 2-3 W Centenary 3-0 W Western Kentucky 3-0 L Arkansas State 1-3 W Southwestern La. 3-0 W New Orleans 3-1 W UL-Monroe 3-0 L UALR 2-3 W Lamar 3-1 W UALR 3-0 W Jacksonville 3-0 W South Alabama 3-1 L Baylor 2-3 L UALR 1-3 W Lamar 3-1 1996 (19-10) Coach: Chris Rudiger L Iowa 1-3 L Florida 0-3 L Duke 1-3 W SMU 3-1 W North Texas 3-1 L UALR 2-3 L Mississippi 1-3 W UL-Monroe 3-1 W Sam Houston St. 3-1

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1990 (17-15) Coach: Scott Mayhew W Stephen F. Austin 3-2 W Northwestern St. 3-1 W McNeese State 3-0 L Mississippi State 0-3 W Nicholls State 3-0 W Nicholls State 1-3 W Grambling 3-0 L UTSA 0-3 W Tulsa 3-0 L North Texas 3-2 L Mississippi State 0-3 L UL-Monroe 0-3 W Northwestern St. 3-1 W Centenary 3-0 W Stephen F. Austin 3-2 L Alabama 2-3 W Northwestern St. 3-0 W Grambling 3-0 L Arkansas State 0-3 L New Orleans 0-3 W Central Florida 3-0 W UTPA 3-0 L New Orleans 0-3 L UL-Lafayette 0-3 L Lamar 2-3 W UTPA 3-0 W Centenary 3-0 L UL-Lafayette 1-3 L Lamar 0-3 W Central Florida 3-0 L Arkansas State 0-3 L UL-Monroe 0-3

L Baylor W Tulsa L Lamar W Baylor W North Texas W Stephen F. Austin W UL-Monroe W North Texas W Northwestern St. W Southern Miss. W UALR W Alcorn State W Grambling W McNeese State W Nicholls State W Grambling St. L Stephen F. Austin W at McNeese W UTPA L UL-Lafayette L Lamar L New Orleans L Arkansas State L Memphis L Central Florida W Oral Roberts L Arkansas State W Northwestern St. W UL-Monroe L UL-Lafayette W New Orleans W Central Florida L UL-Lafayette L Arkansas State W UALR L Southern Miss.

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1989 (21-18) Coach: Binny Canales L Baylor 1-3 W McNeese State 3-1 W Alcorn State 3-0 W Southern Ark. 3-1 W Northwestern St. 3-1 W Nicholls State 3-1 W Nicholls State 3-1 L Mississippi State 1-3 L UL-Monroe 1-3 L Baylor 2-3 W East Texas Bapt. 3-0 W Grambling St. 3-0 W Northwestern St. 3-2

3-2 1-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-0 0-3 2-3 3-0 3-0 3-2 2-3 0-3 3-0 1-3 3-0 3-0 3-2 0-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3

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1988 (0-20) Coach: Bill Galloway L Northwestern St. 0-3 L McNeese State 2-3 L McNeese State 1-3 L Northwestern St. 1-3 L Arkansas State 0-3 L UL-Lafayette 0-3 L Lamar 0-3 L Miss. College 0-3 L Miss. College 1-2 L New Orleans 0-3 L UTPA 1-2 L Arkansas State 0-3 L Nicholls State 0-3 L UL-Lafayette 0-3 L UTPA 0-3 L Southeastern La. 0-3 L Lamar 0-3 L UL-Lafayette 0-3 L New Orleans 0-3 L UTPA 0-3

W Centenary L Mississippi W Grambling W Centenary W Miss. College L New Orleans W UTPA L Arkansas State L McNeese W Grambling W North Texas W UL-Lafayette L Lamar L New Orleans W UTPA L Alabama W Prairie View A&M W Centenary W UL-Lafayette L Arkansas State L UL-Lafayette L Lamar L LSU L Tulane L Arkansas State L Lamar

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1987 (2-25) Coach: Jennifer White L UL-Monroe 0-3 L Northwestern St. 0-3 L Southern Miss. 0-3 L New Orleans 0-3 L Arkansas State 0-3 L Southern Ark. 0-3 L Centenary 0-2 L UL-Lafayette 0-2 L East Texas Bapt. 0-2 L Grambling 0-2 L Wiley College 0-2 L Southern Ark. 0-2 L East Texas Bapt. 1-2 L Incarnate Word 0-2 L Southern Ark. 0-2 W East Texas Bap. 2-1 L Southern Ark. 0-2 L UL-Monroe 0-3 L New Orleans 0-3 L Arkansas State 0-3 L Nicholls State 0-3 L UL-Lafayette 0-3 W Alcorn State (forfeit) L Southeastern La. 2-3 L New Orleans 0-3 L Arkansas State 0-3 L UL-Monroe 0-3

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L TCU 1-3 W New Mexico St. 3-0 W Cornell 3-0 W Centenary 3-0 W UTPA 3-0 W Lamar 3-0 W Jacksonville 3-1 L Central Florida 1-3 W South Alabama 3-0 W Stephen F. Austin 3-2 W Western Kentucky 3-0 L Arkansas State 1-3 L New Orleans 1-3 W UL-Lafayette 3-1 W UALR 3-2 W Northwestern St. 3-0 W Centenary 3-0 W Texas State 3-0 L UALR 0-3 W New Orleans 3-0 1997 (11-15) Coach: Chris Rudiger W Southeastern La. 3-2 L Nicholls State 1-3 L LSU 0-3 W Alabama 3-2 L South Carolina 0-3 L Texas Tech 0-3 L UL-Lafayette 0-3 W Northwestern St. 3-1 W Centenary 3-0 L Colorado State 0-3 L Kansas 0-3 L Georgia 0-3 W UL-Monroe 3-1 L Sam Houston St. 1-3 W Mississippi 3-2 W UTPA 3-0 L Lamar 1-3 W Western Kentucky 3-1 L Arkansas State 1-3 W Centenary 3-0 L UALR 0-3 L New Orleans 0-3 L UL-Lafayette 1-3 W Jacksonville 3-2 W South Alabama 3-0 L Stephen F. Austin 2-3 1998 (12-21) Coach: Lisa Huntley L Sam Houston St. 0-3 L SMU 0-3 L Texas State 2-3 L Virginia Tech 0-3 L Boise State 2-3 L Georgia State 0-3 L Air Force 0-3 W Tulane 3-1 L Idaho State 1-3 W Centenary 3-0 L TCU 2-3 L LSU 2-3 W South Alabama 3-0 L New Orleans 0-3 L Stephen F. Austin 0-3 L UALR 1-3

L Arkansas State 1-3 W FIU 3-0 W Western Kentucky 3-1 W Mississippi 3-0 L Mississippi State 0-3 W UL-Lafayette 3-2 W UL-Monroe 3-1 W South Alabama 3-0 L Southern Miss 1-3 L Arkansas State 2-3 L UALR 2-3 W Centenary 3-1 W FIU 3-0 L Western Kentucky 2-3 W UL-Lafayette 3-1 L Western Kentucky 1-3 1999 (13-20) Coach: Lisa Huntley L Southern Miss 0-3 L Lamar 1-3 W Georgia State 3-0 L Tulane 2-3 L UTEP 1-3 L Stephen F. Austin 0-3 W UTPA 3-0 L St. Louis 1-3 L Mississippi State 1-3 L Arkansas 0-3 L Missouri 0-3 L New Hampshire 0-3 W Grambling 3-0 L Western Kentucky 0-3 L Denver 0-3 W South Alabama 3-0 W New Orleans 3-2 L Alabama 0-3 L Arkansas State 1-3 L UALR 1-3 L UL-Lafayette 2-3 W Western Kentucky 3-2 L Denver 0-3 W South Alabama 3-2 W New Orleans 3-1 W UL-Monroe 3-0 L UALR 1-3 L Arkansas State 1-3 W Northwestern St. 3-0 W FIU 3-1 W FIU 3-1 W UL-Lafayette 3-0 L Western Kentucky 1-3 2000 (8-26) Coach: Lisa Huntley W UTPA 3-1 L Baylor 0-3 L Rice 0-3 L North Texas 1-3 W Centenary 3-0 W Iowa State 3-1 L Wichita State 0-3 L Butler 0-3 L Montana 0-3 W Centenary 3-0 W Grambling State 3-0 L Tulsa 1-3 L Western Kentucky 0-3

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L Middle Tenn. W UL-Monroe L UALR L Arkansas State L Northwestern St. L Denver L FIU W Grambling State L New Orleans L South Alabama L Stephen F. Austin L UL-Lafayette L North Texas L FIU L New Mexico St. W Sam Houston St. L Arkansas State L UALR L Western Kentucky L Middle Tennessee L New Orleans

0-3 3-0 0-3 1-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 3-0 0-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 1-3 2-3 1-3

2001 (8-20) Coach: Heather Mazeitis L Lamar L SE Missouri L Wichita State W Grambling State L Harding W Northwestern St. L Oral Roberts L Stephen F. Austin W Grambling State W Texas Southern W Texas Southern W Centenary L Hawai’i W UL-Monroe L Fresno State L Nevada L San Jose State L Boise State L SMU L Tulsa L Rice L UTEP L UTEP L Rice W Centenary L Tulsa L SMU L UTEP

L Washington W Grambling State W Alcorn W Southern Miss. W UL-Monroe W Texas Southern L SMU L Stephen F. Austin L Hawai’i L Fresno State L Nevada L San Jose State W Boise State W Centenary W Tulsa W Texas Southern L Rice W UTEP L UTEP W Rice W Centenary L Tulsa L SMU L Hawai’i

0-3 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 1-3 2-3 0-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-2 1-3 3-1 3-0 0-3 1-3 0-3

0-3 0-3 1-3 3-0 0-3 3-1 1-3 2-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 2-3 0-3 3-1 0-3 1-3 0-3

2002 (19-16) Coach: Heather Mazeitis L SLU L Houston L Lamar W Centenary W Grambling State L LSU W Tulane W New Orleans W Northwestern St. W Texas A&M-CC W North Texas

2003 (16-15) Coach: Heather Mazeitis W Alcorn State W UL-Monroe W UL-Lafayette L Florida State L Texas State L Wisconsin L Arkansas State W Stephen F. Austin W DePaul W Drake W SE Missouri St. W Centenary L Tulane W UMKC W North Texas L Boise State W UTEP L SMU W UL-Monroe L Rice W Tulsa L Hawai’i L San Jose State W Northwestern St. L Fresno State L Nevada W Tulsa L Rice L SMU W UTEP L SMU

3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 1-3 0-3 2-3 3-2 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-1 3-1 2-3 3-2 0-3 3-0 0-3 3-1 0-3 0-3 3-2 0-3 2-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 3-0 0-3

1-2 2-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 2-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-2

2004 (6-21) Coach: Heather Mazeitis L Stephen F. Austin L UALR L Arkansas State W Jackson State W Austin Peay W Liberty L Texas L LSU L Memphis L Mississippi State

1-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 3-1 3-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 2-3

L Eastern Kentucky L Boise State W UTEP W Lamar L Oral Roberts L SMU L Rice L Tulsa L Hawai’i L San Jose State L Fresno State L Nevada L Tulsa L Rice W Northwestern St. L SMU L UTEP

0-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 0-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 2-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 0-3 2-3

2005 (15-18) Coach: Heather Mazeitis L Baylor 0-3 W Northwestern State 3-2 W Centenary 3-1 W UL-Lafayette 3-2 W Jackson State 3-0 W UL-Lafayette 3-2 W Mercer 3-2 L UNC-Asheville 1-3 W Memphis 3-2 W FIU 3-0 W Grambling State 3-1 W Alcorn State 3-0 W Troy 3-0 W Bethune Cookman 3-0 L Nevada 2-3 L Utah State 0-3 L Hawai’i 0-3 W Fresno State 3-1 L Stephen F. Austin 0-3 L New Mexico St. 0-3 W Northwestern State 3-2 L San Jose State 0-3 W Fresno State 3-2 L Boise State 2-3 L Idaho 0-3 L Boise State 2-3 L Idaho 0-3 L San Jose State 0-3 L Nevada 2-3 L New Mexico St. 0-3 L Utah State 1-3 L Hawai’i 0-3 L Boise State 0-3 2006 (6-28) Coach: Heather Mazeitis L Wichita State 0-3 L Eastern Wash. 0-3 L UTSA 2-3 L Syracuse 0-3 L Southern Miss 0-3 L Radford 2-3 W Sam Houston St. 3-1 W North Texas 3-1 W Northwestern State 3-1 W Lipscomb 3-1 L UALR 0-3 L SE Missouri 1-3 L Memphis 0-3 L UT Arlington 2-3 W Troy 3-0 L SFA 0-3

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2008 (4-24) Coach: Matt Sonnichsen L TCU 0-3 L Belmont 1-3 L Mo.-Kansas City 0-3 W UL-Monroe 3-0 L Jacksonville St. 0-3 L North Dakota St. 0-3 L Nevada 2-3 L Fresno State 1-3 W Northwestern St. 3-1 L Hawai’i 0-3 L Utah State 0-3 L San Jose State 0-3 L Stephen F. Austin 0-3 L Hawai’i 0-3 W Centenary 3-1 L Boise State 1-3 L Idaho 1-3 L McNeese 0-3 L Nevada 1-3 L New Mexico State 0-3 W Houston Baptist 3-1 L New Mexico State 0-3 L Fresno State 1-13 L Idaho 0-3 L Boise State 0-3 L San Jose State 2-3 L Utah State 1-3 L Fresno State 1-3 2009 (15-18) Coach: Matt Sonnichsen W UAPB L UT-Martin W Centenary

3-0 1-3 3-0

W South Alabama W Northwestern St. W Jacksonville W Sam Houston St. L Southern Miss L Central Arkansas L Air Force W UAPB W UL-Monroe L Southeastern, LA. W Grambling State L Chattanooga W McNeese St. W Utah State L New Mexico St. L Hawai’i W Nevada L Idaho L New Mexico St. L San Jose State L Hawai’i W San Jose State W Fresno State L Utah State L Boise State L Idaho L Boise State W Centenary L Fresno State L Nevada

3-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 0-3 1-3 2-3 3-0 3-0 1-3 3-1 2-3 3-1 3-2 1-3 0-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 2-3 0-3 3-1 3-0 0-3 1-3 1-3 2-3 3-2 1-3 0-3

2010 (13-20) Coach: Matt Sonnichsen L Northwestern State W UAPB L Arkansas State W UTPA L UT-Arlington W UALR L Mississippi State W Jackson State W Grambling State W Southeastern, La.. W Centenary L Houston

1-3 3-0 2-3 3-2 0-3 3-0 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 1-3

W Southeastern W NIcholls L New Mexico State L New Mexico State L Hawai’i W Grambling State L Fresno State L San Jose State L Idaho L Boise State L Utah State L Nevada W UAPB L Houston Baptist L Hawai’i W San Jose State L Fresno State L Boise State L Idaho L Utah State W Nevada

3-0 3-2 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 3-1 0-3 3-1 0-3 0-3 2-3 2-3 3-2

2011 (10-22) Coach: Matt Sonnichsen L Texas-Pan American 0-3 W Rutgers 3-2 L Sam Houston State 0-3 W Southeastern La. 3-2 W Alabama A&M 3-1 L Samford 0-3 W South Alabama 3-1 L Jackson State 3-2 W Grambling State 3-0 W Southeastern, La.. 3-1 L Texas Tech 0-3 L Mcneese State 1-3 L Southern Miss 0-3 W Southeastern La. 3-1 W Houston Baptist 3-2 L New Mexico State 0-3 L Utah State 1-3 L Idaho 0-3 W Grambling State 3-0 L Fresno State 0-3

L Nevada L San Jose State L Hawai’i L Northwestern State L New Mexico State L Idaho L Utah State L Nevada L Fresno State L Hawai’i L San Jose State W Arkansas-Pine Bluff

2012 (3-27) Coach: Adriano de Souza L Central Arkansas 0-3 L South Alabama 1-3 L at Southern Miss 0-3 L at Lamar 0-3 L Tulane 1-3 L South Carolina St. 1-3 W Grambling 3-0 W UTPA 3-1 W Southern 3-0 L Weber State 0-3 L at Southeastern La. 0-3 L at Northwestern St. 0-3 L UT Arlington 1-3 L at New Mexico State 1-3 L at Denver 0-3 L Utah State 1-3 L San Jose State 0-3 L at UTSA 0-3 L at Texas State 0-3 L Seattle U 2-3 L Idaho 0-3 L Denver 1-3 L New Mexico State 1-3 L at San Jose State 1-3 L at Utah State 0-3 L Texas State 0-3 L UTSA 0-3 L at Idaho 0-3 L at Seattle U 2-3 L at UT Arlington 0-3

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Air Force 0-1 Alabama 1-3 Alabama-A&M 1-0 Alcorn State 5-0 Arkansas 1-1 UALR 9-16 UAPB 3-0 Arkansas State 1-32 Austin Peay 1-0 Baylor 1-10 Belmont 1-3 Bethone Cookman 1-0 Boise State 2-14 Butler 0-1 Centenary 26-0 Central Arkansas 0-2 Central Florida 4-2 Colorado State 0-1 Cornell 1-0 DePaul 1-0 Denver 0-5 Drake 1-0 Duke 0-2 East Texas Baptist 1-0

Eastern Kentucky 2-1 Eastern Wash. 0-1 Florida 1-1 FIU 5-2 Florida State 0-1 Fresno State 1-16 Georgia 0-1 Georgia State 2-1 Grambling State 23-1 Harding 0-1 Hawaii 0-17 Houston 0-3 Houston Baptist 2-1 Idaho 0-14 Idaho State 0-1 Iowa 0-1 Iowa State 1-0 Jackson State 4-1 Jacksonville 4-0 Jacksonville State 0-1 Lamar 5-17 Liberty 1-0 Kansas 0-1 Lamar 0-1

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Louisiana State 0-6 Lipscomb 1-0 McNeese State 5-4 Memphis 2-3 Mercer 1-0 Middle Tennessee 0-2 Michigan State 0-1 Mississippi 4-3 Miss. College 1-0 Mississippi State 0-8 Missouri 0-1 Missouri-KC 1-1 Montana 0-1 Nevada 1-15 New Hampshire 0-1 New Mexico State 1-15 New Orleans 11-11 Nicholls State 6-1 NC-Ashville 0-1 North Dakota State 0-1 North Texas 12-4 NW (La.) State 24-5 Oral Roberts 3-3 Prairie View A&M 3-0

Radford 0-1 Rice 3-11 Rutgers 1-0 Saint Louis 0-1 Sam Houston State 3-8 Samford 1-1 San Jose State 1-19 Seattle U 0-2 South Alabama 12-2 South Carolina 1-1 South Carolina St. 0-1 South Florida 0-2 Southeast Mo. 1-2 Southeastern La. 10-2 Southern 1-0 Southern Arkansas 1-0 SMU 1-11 Southern Miss 3-5 Stephen F. Austin 7-16 Syracuse 1-1 Texas 0-1 Texas State 2-5 Texas A&M 0-1 Texas A&M-CC 1-0

0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 1-3 3-0

Texas Christian 0-3 Texas Southern 4-0 Texas State 0-1 Texas Tech 0-4 Troy 3-0 Tulane 2-5 Tulsa 6-5 UL-Lafayette 12-10 UL-Monroe 19-4 UT Arlington 2-6 UTPA 16-4 UTEP 4-7 UTSA 1-4 Utah State 0-14 Virginia Tech 0-1 Washington 0-1 Weber State 0-1 Western Kentucky 8-7 Wichita State 0-3 Wisconsin 0-1 *Bold indicates 2013 opponent

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3-0 0-3 0-3 1-3 3-0 3-0 3-1 1-3 3-0 1-3 0-3 2-3 1-3 0-3 2-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 3-2 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3

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2007 (6-24) Coach: Heather Mazeitis W Rice L Oral Roberts L Lamar L UTA W Centenary W Southeastern W Southern Miss L Central Arkansas W UL-Monroe L Auburn L Texas A&M L UTSA L Nevada L Fresno State L Northwestern St. L Hawai’i L Utah State L Idaho W Boise State L San Jose State L Utah State L New Mexico St. L Fresno State L San Jose State

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L Nevada L Hawai’i L Idaho L Boise State L New Mexico St. L Boise State

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2-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 1-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 2-3 1-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 2-3 1-3

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L Boise State L Idaho L Nevada L Utah State L New Mexico St. W Centenary L Hawai’i L San Jose State L Fresno State L Utah State L Nevada L Idaho L Boise State L New Mexico St. L Hawai’i L San Jose State L Fresno State L Fresno State

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School Records Assists Match 1. 81 2. 72 72 4. 71 71 6. 70

Kyla Woodward vs. SFA Sarah Oesterling vs. UALR Kelly Jefferson vs. ASU Sarah Oesterling vs. UCF Kelly Jefferson vs. UL-Lafayette Jill Walker vs. UL-Lafayette

Season 1. 1556 2. 1509 3. 1442 4. 1419 5. 1354

Kyle Woodward Sarah Oesterling Sartah Oesterling Kelly Jefferson Lia Mora

1992 1994 1993 1998 2002

Per Set Season 1. 12.65 Sarah Oesterling 2. 12.04 Sarah Oesterling 3. 11.97 Lia Mora 4. 11.88 Kyle Woodward 5. 11.35 Kelly Jefferson

1996 1995 2003 1992 1998

Career 1. 5381 2. 3628 3. 3560 4. 2836 5. 2630

Sarah Oesterling Lia Mora Kyla Woodward Jill Walker Bianca Bin

10/13/92 9/25/93 10/30/98 10/12/96 10/17/98 9/6/05

1993-96 2000, 2002-03 1989-92 2004-07 2008-10

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Kills

Match 1. 12 2. 11 3. 10 10 10 10 7. 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Kara Jones vs. Air Force 9/11/09 Lara Rupf vs UCF 11/3/90 Katie Dow vs. Miss. State 9/21/89 Amy Wilkins vs. Ark. State 10/7/95 Tanya Jarvis vs. Ark. State 9/6/03 Carly Johnson vs. Fresno State 10/2/05 Amy Wilkins vs. Lamar 10/6/96 Elisa Sanchez at Tulsa 9/16/00 Megan Rush vs. S. F. Austin 10/1/02 Tanya Jarvis at Tulane 9/7/02 Tanya Jarvis vs. SMU 9/26/02 Megan Rush vs. Tulsa 10/30/03 Carly Johnson vs. Fresno State 10/15/05 Shannon Phillips vs. Fresno State 11/5/05

Match 1. 33 2. 31 3. 30 30 4. 28 28 28 28

Sharla Richardson vs. UALR 9/25/93 Katie Dow vs. SFA 10/13/92 Shannon Phillips vs. Boise State 9/21/06 Shannon Phillips vs. UCA 9/1/07 Katie Dow vs. SFA 9/22/92 Katie Dow vs. South Carolina 9/19/92 Lara Rupf vs. Alabama 10/6/90 Jamie Shanks vs. TCU 9/20/96

Season 1. 159 2. 131 2. 131 4. 129 5. 128

Season 1. 604 2. 479 3. 466 4. 443 5. 439

Katie Dow Shannon Phillips Katie Dow, Shannon Phillips Cristine Sant’Anna

Apryl Koonce Sharla Richardson Kara Jones Carly Johnson Laura Ebert

1994 1993 2009 2005 1999

Career 1. 1841 2. 1480 3. 1449 4. 1434 5. 1330

Katie Dow Courtney Ziegenbein Shannon Phillips Cristine Sant’Anna Sharla Richardson

1994 2009 2006 2004 1999 2005

Per Set Season 1. 4.61 Katie Dow 2. 4.18 Cristine Sant’Anna 3. 4.14 Shannon Phillips 4. 3.96 Shannon Phillips 5. 3.90 Lindsey Sheppard

Per Set Season 1. 1.24 Apryl Koonce 2. 1.15 Kara Jones 3. 1.11 KC Clayton 4. 1.10 Megan Rush 1.10 Laura Ebert 5. 1.06 Carly Johnson Career 1. 476 2. 383 3. 381 4. 328 5. 321

Sharla Richardson KC Clayton Kara Jones Tanya Jarvis Laura Ebert

1991-94 2006-09 2007-10 2000-03 1996-99

Per Set Career 1. 3.62 Katie Dow 2. 3.46 Cristine Sant’Anna 2. 3.38 Courtney Ziegenbein 4. 3.12 Lindsey Sheppard 5. 3.10 Shannon Phillips

Note: In 2008 the NCAA ruled that all sets be played to a total of 25 points rather than the previous 30.

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Attack Percentage Sharla Richardson vs. UNO, 10/2/93 Courtney Ziegenbein vs Jacksonville, 11/3/93 Sharla Richardson vs. Georgia State, 9/11/93 Kari Lemoine vs. NW (La.) State, 11/3/92 Sharla Richardson vs. North Texas, 9/24/93

Season 1. .361 2. .339 3. .328 .328 5. .324 .324

Kari Lemoine Jill Bisballe Katie Dow Apryl Koonce Sharla Richardson Sharla Richardson

1993 1990 1989 1993 1992 1993

Career 1. .326 2. .302 3. .298 4. .280 5. .264

Jill Bisballe Sharla Richardson Apryle Koonce Michelle Roosi Deidre Doggett

1990-91 1991-94 1992-94 1989 2005

1989 1996 1995 2000 2003

Digs

Season 1. 579 2. 487 3. 481 4. 462 5. 453

Lori Hunsucker Meghan Hass Brittany Nakamura Lindsey Sheppard Katie Dow

2010 2005 2006 1998 1992

Career 1. 1477 2. 1424 3. 1386 4. 1333 5. 1298

Jamie Shanks Katie Dow Laura Bernoski Heather Anderson Sarah Oesterling

1992-96 1989-92 1993-96 2001-04 1993-96

Lindsey Sheppard vs. UL-Monroe, 9/5/95 Kate Lenaghan vs. W (La.) State, 9/10/91 Apryl Koonce vs. Grambling State, 9/22/93 Becky Valdez at Grambling State, 9/12/02 Becky Valdez vs. Texas A&M-CC, 9/13/02 Lia Mora vs. Texas State, 9/5/03

Season 1. 56 2. 55 3. 51 51 5. 50

Cristine Sant’Anna Kacie Martin Katie Dow Katie Dow Sharla Richardson

2002 2000 1992 1991 1993

Career 1. 197 2. 164 3. 145 4. 138 5. 136 6. 126

Per Set Season 1. 5.03 Lori Hunsucker 2. 4.93 Heather Anderson 3. 4.62 Stephany Salas 4. 3.98 Brittany Nakamura 5. 3.97 Brittany Nakamura

2010 2004 2011 2006 2007

Katie Dow Sarah Oesterling Jamie Shanks Cristine Sant’Anna Laura Bernoski Kate Lenaghan

1989-92 1993-96 1992-96 2000-03 1993-96 1989-92

Per Set Career 1. 4.13 Stephany Salas 2. 3.87 Meghan Haas 3. 3.48 Jamie Shanks 4. 3.38 Heather Anderson 5. 3.20 Julia Mann 3.20 Brittany Nakamura

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Team Records Most Wins

Most Kills

Year Year 1992 29 1994 26 1991 25 1993 22 1989 21

Hitting Percentage

Year PCT 1992 .255 1994 .231 2002 .228 1993 .227 1996 .221

Year Kills 1992 2027 1994 1901 2002 1862 1998 1846 2000 1732

Kills Per Set

Year K/Set 1997 17.4 2003 15.4 2002 15.0 1995 14.9 2000 14.9

Most Digs

Year Digs 1993 2237 1992 2205 1994 2090 2006 1973 2002 1969

Digs Per Set

Year D/Set 1995 17.4 2004 17.2 1996 16.7 2003 16.4 2000 16.4

Most Blocks

Year Blocks 1994 531 1993 437 1992 376 2006 323 1995 315

Blocks Per Set

Year B/Set 1994 3.8 1993 3.1 1995 3.1 1992 2.7 2006 2.6

Most Service Aces

Year SA 1992 294 2002 257 1994 246 1993 245 1995 225

Service Aces Per Set

Year SA/Set 1995 2.23 1992 2.10 2002 2.07 1996 1.99 2000 1.90

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Match 1. 35 35 2. 34 34 3. 32 32 4. 31 31 31 31

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Match 1. .923 2. .917 3. .867 4. .813 5. .750

Per Set Season 1. .55 Jennifer Brachle 2. .49 Lindsey Sheppard 3. .47 Sarah Oesterling .47 Kacie Martin .47 Joy Okpa

1992 1771 2002 1676 1994 1645 2006 1583 2003 1551

Assists Per Set Year A/Set

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Year MP GP K E TA Hit% A Aces Digs BS BA TB 1987 Season Stats Not Available 1988 Season Stats Not Available 1989 Season Stats Not Available 1990 Season Stats Not Available 1991 Season Stats Not Available 1992 39 140 2027 706 5189 .255 1771 294 2205 135 241 376 1993 38 139 1824 680 5047 .227 1513 245 2237 112 325 437 1994 40 140 1901 711 5144 .231 1645 246 2090 116 415 531 1995 27 101 1500 610 4172 .213 1294 225 1754 45 270 315 1996 29 106 1684 695 4483 .221 1432 211 1772 47 336 383 1997 26 97 1288 599 3514 .196 1152 160 1331 27 338 206 1998 33 124 1846 807 5053 .206 1559 176 1837 69 339 238.5 1999 33 121 1524 746 4618 .168 1334 153 1839 105 354 459 2000 34 117 1732 961 4983 .155 1519 222 1916 48 306 354 2001 28 93 1259 626 3547 .178 1120 165 1386 59 250 184 2002 35 124 1862 779 4758 .228 1676 257 1969 57 373 243.5 2003 31 111 1713 733 4506 .218 1551 210 1816 49 306 203.5 2004 27 90 1163 566 3607 .166 1074 139 1544 59 278 198.0 2005 33 126 1652 830 4740 .173 1535 209 1788 88 372 274.0 2006 34 124 1729 898 5098 .163 1583 140 1973 97 451 322.5 2007 30 107 1356 783 4220 .136 1240 148 1699 72 310 227.0 2008 27 95 894 567 3099 .106 802 99 1319 53 287 196.5 2009 33 123 1356 673 4345 .157 1187 127 1769 64 431 279.5 2010 33 115 1294 648 4047 .160 1162 129 1774 89 263 220.5 2011 32 111 1113 645 3837 .122 1012 137 1667 47 262 178 2012 30 105 1102 649 3673 .123 1006 102 1466 47 274 184

Yearly Team Leaders (Season Stats not available for 1987-91)

Matches Played 39 1992 Kate Lenaghan Sharla Richardson 38 1993 Andrea Marcel Laura Bernoski Misty Luersen Sarah Oesterling 43 1994 Laura Bernoski 27 1995 Courtney Ziegenbein Amy Wilkins Sarah Oesterling Lindsey Sheppard Jamie Shank Christine Beadling Laura Bernoski 29 1996 Amy Wilkins Jamie Shanks Laura Bernoski 26 1997 Laura Ebert Lindsey Sheppard Courtney Ziegenbein 33 1998 Allison Walker Mandy Arnold

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32 1999 34 2000 28 2001 35 2002 31 2003 27 2004 33 2005 34 2006

Lindsey Sheppard Kacie Martin Kelly Jefferson Mandy Arnold Laura Eber Kelli Fitzpatrick Julia Mann Laurie LeBleu Kacie Martin Amy Underwood Elisa Sanchez Mandy Arnold Julia Mann Jaime Cross Lia Mora Megan Rush Brianna Sibley Lia Mora Heather Anderson Joy Okpa Megan Rush Natalie Shipp Shannon Phillips Meghan Haas Brittany Nakamura Kristen Fairbanks

30 2007 27 2008 33 2009 33 2010 32 2011 30 2012

Shannon Phillips Sam Crowder Jill Walker Kristen Fairbanks Brittney Nakamura Kaylon Alexander Bianca Bin Debora Bolonhini KC Clayton Kara Jones Mallory Stanley Bianca Bin Jennifer Goodwin Lori Hunsucker Kara Jones Nataliya Panova Bianca Bin Kassia Pinto Jennifer Goodwin Lori Hunsucker Paige Cooper Bianca Bin Maria Coelho Dalane Guidry Ana Rodrigues Clara Vido

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Kristen

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Assists

Kills Per Set

Assists Per Set

4.61 1992 Katie Dow 3.28 1993 Sharla Richardson 2.92 1994 Courtney Ziegenbein 3.67 1995 Courtney Ziegenbein 3.74 1996 Jamie Shanks 3.83 1997 Courtney Ziegenbein 3.17 1998 Allison Walker 2.50 1999 Julia Mann 2.99 2000 Julia Mann 3.22 2001 Brianna Sibley 3.58 2002 Cristine Sant’Anna 4.18 2003 Cristine Sant’Anna 2.92 2004 Joy Okpa 3.71 2005 Ambra Hayes 3.96 2006 Shannon Phillips 4.14 2007 Shannon Phillips 1.92 2008 KC Clayton 2.35 2009 Nataliya Panova 2.61 2010 Kara Jones 2.57 2011 Clara Vido 2.42 2012 Clara Vido

Hitting Percentage

.324 1992 Sharla Richardson .328 1993 Apryl Koonce .317 1994 Sharla Richardson .307 1995 Courtney Ziegenbein .307 1996 Courtney Ziegenbein .240 1997 Courtney Ziegenbein .251 1998 Laura Ebert .228 1999 Amy Underwood .222 2000 Elisa Sanchez .248 2001 Megan Rush .300 2002 Megan Rush .321 2003 Megan Rush .215 2004 Joy Okpa .230 2005 Shannon Phillips .218 2006 KC Clayton .201 2007 Shannon Phillips .190 2008 Samantha Crowder .258 2009 Kara Jones .273 2010 Emily Maher .200 2011 Paige Cooper .176 2012 Gabryel Ording

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11.88 1992 10.37 1993 11.37 1994 12.04 1995 12.65 1996 10.40 1997 11.35 1998 10.32 1999 9.88 2000 11.00 2001 11.28 2002 11.97 2003 10.79 2004 10.34 2005 10.30 2007 7.20 2008 8.16 2009 8.62 2010 7.72 2011 8.36 2012

Aces

Kyla Woodward Sarah Oesterling Sarah Oesterling Lindsey Sheppard Laura Bernoski Kelly Jefferson Kelly Jefferson Kelli Fitzpatrick Lia Mora Jaime Cross Lia Mora Lia Mora Rhyann Enny Maria Romanowski Jill Walker Bianca Bin Bianca Bin Bianca Bin Bianca Bin Maria Coelho

51 1992 Katie Dow 50 1993 Sharla Richardson 47 1994 Sharla Richardson 47 1995 Lindsey Sheppard 43 1996 Amy Wilkins 29 1997 Amy Underwood 39 1998 Allison Walker 41 1999 Kelli Fitzpatrick 54 2000 Kacie Martin 27 2001 Tanya Jarvis 56 2002 Cristine Sant’Anna 49 2003 Joy Okpa 29 2004 Rhyann Enny 29 2005 Shannon Phillips Stacey Clark 24 2006 Ambra Hayes 29 2007 Shannon Phillips 20 2008 Debora Bolonhini 27 2009 Kassia Pinto 22 2010 Jennifer Goodwin 19 2011 Bianca Bin 21 2012 Stephany Salas

Digs

453 391 384 355 343 275 462 422 435 203 348 412 444 487 481 425 395 447 579 407 370

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Katie Dow Misty Luersen Sarah Oesterling Laura Bernoski Lauren Bernoski Lindsey Sheppard Lindsey Sheppard Julia Mann Julia Mann Cristine Sant’Anna Cristine Sant’Anna Heather Anderson Heather Anderson Meghan Haas Brittany Nakamura Brittney Nakamura Debora Bolonhini Lori Hunsucker Lori Hunsucker Stephany Salas Stephany Salas

Digs Per Set

3.46 2.90 2.87 3.51 3.27 2.84 3.73 3.61 3.75 2.45 2.88 3.81 4.93 3.87 3.98 3.97 4.16 3.66 5.03 4.62 3.70

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Katie Dow Misty Luersen Sarah Oesterling Laura Bernoski Laura Bernoski Lindsey Sheppard Lindsey Sheppard Julia Mann Julia Mann Cristine Sant’Anna Cristine Sant’Anna Heather Anderson Heather Anderson Meghan Haas Brittany Nakamura Brittany Nakamura Debora Bolonhini Lori Hunsucker Lori Hunsucker Stephany Salas Stephany Salas

Total Blocks

127 131 156 82 94 90 111 128 90 80 103 91 99 129 122 112 101 131 85 59 68

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Sharla Richardson Sharla Richardson Apryl Koonce Amy Wilkins Amy Wilkins Amy Underwood Allison Walker Allison Walker Elisa Sanchez Tanya Jarvis Megan Rush Tanya Jarvis Megan Rush Carly Johnson KC Clayton Sam Crowder KC Clayton Kara Jones Kara Jones Caitlin Germany Caitlin Germany

Blocks Per Set

.94 .98 1.22 .81 .90 .99 .98 1.10 .78 .96 .88 .84 .84 1.10 1.06 1.11 1.05 1.06 1.15 0.83 0.71 0.85

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Sharla Ricardson Sharla Richardson Apryl Koonce Amy Wilkins Amy Wilkins Amy Underwood Allison Walker Allison Walker Elisa Sanchez Tanya Jarvis Tanya Jarvis Tanya Jarvis Megan Rush Megan Rush Carly Johson KC Clayton Sam Crowder KC Clayton Kara Jones Kara Jones Caitlin Germany Caitlin Germany

Games Played

139 1992 Kate Lenaghan 139 1993 Sarah Oesterling 139 1994 Sharla Richardson 101 1995 Amy Wilins Sarah Oesterling Lindsey Sheppard Laura Bernoski 105 1996 Amy Wilkings Jamie Shanks Laura Bernoski 94 1997 Kelly Jefferson 125 1998 Kelly Jefferson Kacie Martin 118 1999 Amy Underwood 116 2000 Julia Mann Elisa Sanchez 90 2001 Jaime Cross 122 2002 Heather Anderson 111 2003 Lia Mora 90 2004 Heather Anderson Megan Rush 126 2005 Shannon Phillips Meghan Haas 124 2006 Kristen Fairbanks 107 2007 Shannon Phillips Sam Crowder Jill Walker Kristen Fairbanks Brittney Nakamura 95 2008 Bianca Bin Debora Bolonhini KC Clayton Kara Jones 122 2009 Lori Hunsucker 115 2010 Lori Hunsucker 109 2011 Paige Cooper 105 2012 Maria Coelho

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1556 1992 Kyla Woodward 1442 1993 Sarah Oesterling 1509 1994 Sarah Oesterling 1216 1995 Lindsey Sheppard 1214 1996 Laura Bernoski 978 1997 Kelly Jefferson 1419 1998 Kelly Jefferson 1207 1999 Kelli Fitzpatrick 945 2000 Lia Mora 990 2001 Jaime Cross 1354 2002 Lia Mora 1329 2003 Lia Mora 766 2004 Rhyann Enny 1231 2005 Ambra Hayes 775 2006 Jillann Walker 1102 2007 Jill Walker 684 2008 Bianca Bin 963 2009 Bianca Bin 983 2010 Bianca Bin 803 2011 Bianca Bin 878 2012 Maria Coelho

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604 1992 Katie Dow 436 1993 Sharla Richardson 404 1994 Courtney Ziegenbein 367 1995 Courtney Ziegenbein 393 1996 Jamie Shanks 368 1997 Courtney Ziegenbein 383 1998 Allison Walker 293 1999 Julia Mann 347 2000 Julia Mann 251 2001 Brianna Sibley 433 2002 Cristine Sant’Anna 439 2003 Cristine Sant’Anna 257 2004 Joy Okpa 438 2005 Ambra Hayes 479 2006 Shannon Phillips 443 2007 Shannon Phillips 182 2008 KC Clayton 284 2009 Nataliya Panova 266 2010 Kara Jones 216 2011 Marcella Braz 240 2012 Clara Vido

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Honors All-Western Athletic

2002 Lia Mora, Second Team 2002 Cristine Sant’Anna, Second Team 2003 Lia Mora, Second Team 2004 Joy Okpa, Second Team 2006 Shannon Phillips, Second Team 2007 Shannon Phillips, Second Team 2009 KC Clayton, Second Team

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1989 Katie Dow, Second Team 1989 Billy Canales, Coach of the Year 1992 Scott Mayhew, Coach of the Year 1993 Sharla Richardson, First Team 1994 Sarah Oesterling, First Team 1995 Sarah Oesterling, First Team 1995 Courtney Ziegenbein, Second Team 1996 Lindsey Sheppard, Honorable Mention 1996 Jamie Shanks, Second Team 1996 Courtney Ziegenbein, First Team 1997 Courtney Ziegenbein, Second Team 2000 Lia Mora, Second Team 2000 Julia Mann, First Team 2001 Jamie Cross, Newcomer of the Year 2002 Megan Rush, Honorable Mention 2002 Cristine Sant’Anna, Second Team 2002 Lia Mora, Second Team 2003 Lia Mora, Second Team 2003 Cristine Sant’Anna, First Team 2004 Shannon Phillips, First Team 2005 Shannon Phillips, First Team 2006 Shannon Phillips, First Team 2007 Shannon Phillips, First Team 2009 KC Clayton, Second Team 2009 Kara Jones, Second Team 2009 Natalya Panova, Honorable Mention 2010 Lori Hunsucker, First Team 2010 Kara Jones, Second Team 2010 Bianca Bin, Honorable Mention 2010 Kassia Pinto, Honorable Mention 2011 Stephany Salas, Newcomer of the Year & Second Team 2011 Clara Vido, Honorable Mention 2012 Maria Coelho, Honorable Mention

Letterwinners

1990 Lara Rupf, Second Team

All-Sun Belt

1992 Jamie Shanks, Frosh of the Year 1992 Kyla Woodward, First Team 1992 Katie Dow, First Team 1992 Scott Mayhew, Coach of the Year 1993 Sarah Oesterling, Second Team 1993 Sharla Richardson, First Team & POY 1994 Sarah Oesterling, First Team 1994 Sharla Richardson, Second Team 1995 Sarah Oesterling, First Team 1995 Lindsey Sheppard, Frosh of the Year 1995 Courtney Ziegenbein, First Team 1996 Sarah Oesterling, First Team 1996 Courtney Ziegenbein, First Team 1996 Jamie Shanks, Second Team 1996 Lindsey Sheppard, Second Team 1997 Courtney Ziegenbein, First Team 1998 Lindsey Sheppard, Co-Defensive POY 2000 Julia Mann, Second Team

Sun Belt-Weekly Honors

1992 Kyla Woodward, O5 1993 Sharla Richardson, S27 1994 Rhonda Rust, 12 1995 Courtney Ziegenbein, O16 1996 Jamie Shanks, S23 Courtney Ziegenbein, O21

WAC-Weekly Honors 2002 Cristine Sant’Anna, S23 2007 Shannon Phillips, S3

All-American South 1989 Katie Dow, First Team 1990 Jill Bisballe, Second Team 1990 Katie Dow, Second Team

Academic All-WAC

2001 Elisa Sanchez Tanya Jarvis Michelle Twitty Heather Anderson, Megan Rush, 2002 Heather Anderson Megan Rush Tanya Jarvis Laura Osterhaus 2003 Heather Anderson Joy Okpa Megan Reush Laura Osterhaus 2004 Heather Anderson Erin Dillie Joy Okpa Megan Rush

Shannon Phillips, 2005 Anielle Da Silva Carly Dunlop Shannon Phillips Jill Walker 2006 Carly Dunlop Shannon Phillips 2007 Jill Walker Shannon Phillips Brittney Nakamura 2008 Kaylon Alexander Kaycie Artim Debora Bolonhini Sam Crowder Taylor Fritz Mallory Stanley 2009 Kaylon Alexander KC Clayton Samantha Crowder Taylor Fritz

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Mallory Stanley 2010 Kaylon Alexander Taylor Fritz Jennifer Goodwin Lori Hunsucker Gabryel Ording Kassia Pinto Mallory Stanley 2011 Bianca Bin Caitlin Germany Emily Maher Nataliya Panova Clara Vido 2012 Maria Coelho Paige Cooper Caitlin Germany Dalane Guidry Regan Himmelberg Clara Vido

Kaylon Alexander, 2008-10 Peggy Amadee, 1988 Heather Anderson, 2001-04 Laneigh Anderson, 1987 Lindsay Armstrong, 2006-09 Mandy Arnold, 1997-00 Kaycie Artim, 2006-08 Jennifer Avrett, 1990 Christine Beadling, 1994-95 Bridget Benditz, 2011 Laura Bernoski, 1993-96 Bianca Bin, 2008-11 Jill Bisballe, 1990-91 Debora Bolonhini, 2007-08 Rebekah Boyd, 2000 Jennifer Brauchle, 1989-90 Amy Brantley, 1987 Marcella Braz, 2011 Fenix Calderon, 2012 Stacey Clark, 2002-05 KC Clayton, 2006-09 Maria Coelho, 2011-12 Karen Comish, 1987- 88 Rebecca Conly, 1987-88 Dana Cookson, 1998-99 Paige Cooper, 2011 Kimberly Crawford, 1999 Jamie Cross, 2001 Samantha Crowder, 2006-09 Danielle Da Silva, 2005 Jenny Denton, 2006 Erin Dillie, 2004 Deidre Doggett, 2005 Katie Dow, 1989-92 Carly Johnson Dunlop, 200506 Laura Ebert, 1996-99 Ashley Emanuel, 2006 Rhyann Enny, 2004 Kristen Fairbanks, 2003-07 Kelli Fitzpatrick, 1997-00 Taylor Fritz, 2007-10 Monica Fuentes, 1991-92 Caitlin Germany, 2010-12 Jennifer Goodwin, 2009-10 Dalane Guidry, 2012 Lauren Gustafson, 2005 Meghan Haas, 2005 Julie Haber, 1989 Nicole Harris, 1994 Ambra Hayes, 2003-06 Heather Hickman, 1987 Regan Himmelberg, 2011 Lori Hunsucker, 2009-10 Veronica Ige, 2011 Tanya Jarvis, 2000-03 Kelly Jefferson, 1996-98 Kara Jones, 2007-10 Natasha Kolunija, 2008-09 Apryl Koonce, 1992-94 Laurie LeBleu, 1998-99 Jackie Ledbetter, 1987 Kari Lemoine, 1990-93 Kate Lenaghan, 1989-92 Courtney Lile, 2001 Beanie Lincoln, 1988

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Louisiana Tech University and President Les Guice share a rich history together that spans five decades and has produced family ties that are deeply rooted in a passion for the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters. From an architecture student stepping on the campus for the first time in 1972 to an appointment as Louisiana Tech’s 14th President in 2013, Dr. Guice has shown an unwavering commitment to leadership and service to his alma mater. One of Dr. Guice’s first achievements at Louisiana Tech was earning a bachelor of arts in architecture in 1976. Discovering a passion for engineering under the mentorship of Professor Jack Painter, Dr. Guice went on to earn a master’s degree in civil engineering from Tech in 1978. While working on his master’s degree, Dr. Guice also discovered a passion for teaching and education as a profession. Dr. Guice accepted a position as an assistant professor of civil engineering at Louisiana Tech in 1978 and was promoted to associate professor in 1981. A few short years after earning his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1986, Dr. Guice was named the interim department head of civil engineering in Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering in 1988 and earned the permanent department head position and full professorship in 1989. As department head, Dr. Guice initiated the formation of the Civil Engineering Advisory Board and the Civil Engineering Distinguished Alumni recognition program, both of which significantly enhanced alumni participation and significantly enhanced fund-raising for the department. Throughout the next decade, Dr. Guice would continue to distinguish himself as an academician, researcher, administrator and leader. His dedication to his students, his faculty and the university would lead to his appointment as Dean of Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science (COES) in 1999. As Dean, Dr. Guice continued to encourage and support innovations in the curricula. The College’s faculty became increasingly successful in securing external funding for the integrated curriculum which resulted in a transformative redesign of curricula throughout the College. Dr. Guice’s leadership and vision also reinvigorated the Engineering and Science Foundation to more effectively serve the needs of the College. He initiated a new integrated strategic plan, known as “COES 2010,” and capital campaign, “Tech’s BEST,” that led advancement of the college and to funding for an Eminent Scholar Chair, 15 Professorships, $500k Scholarship Fund, and several new laboratories and facilities. Dr. Guice’s leadership also helped to guide the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) toward a focus on the emerging field of nanotechnology. With the hiring of key nanotechnology faculty in numerous disciplines, further expansion of research laboratories, establishment of an interdisciplinary engineering PhD program with a nanotechnology track, and initiation of a B.S. in Nanosystems Engineering, the IfM and COES established strong research and education nanotechnology programs that have received national recognition. In 2004, Dr. Guice’s performance and accomplishments as dean of the College of Engineering and Science led to his appointment as Louisiana Tech’s vice president for research and development. During his tenure as vice president and as executive vice president in 2012, Louisiana Tech has significantly increased patents, licenses/options, start-up companies, SBIR grants with affiliated companies, and has established strong industry partnerships for commercialization of technologies. Dr. Guice also led the establishment of Louisiana Tech’s first two technology incubators, the Rawle and Humana Enterprise Centers. With a focus on the future and a progressive vision for economic development, Dr. Guice has led the planning and development of the Louisiana Tech Enterprise Campus – a research park connecting the university and downtown Ruston. Enterprise Campus’ first building, Tech Pointe, was completed in 2012 and is now home for several companies and organizations, including an Air Force funded Cyberspace Research Laboratory. With the recent completion of Louisiana Tech’s new College of Business building and renovation to University Hall as a home for interdisciplinary entrepreneurship and innovation activities, the first phase

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of Enterprise Campus is nearing completion. Dr. Guice’s reputation for exemplary leadership has not been bound by the campus or the region. Roles in statewide leadership have included election to serve as the founding Chair for the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) Management Council, serving as Chair of the Louisiana EPSCoR Committee, and leading the development of a statewide science and technology plan, called FIRST Louisiana. Dr. Guice currently serves as Chair of the Board of Regents Master Plan Research Advisory Council and as the University of Louisiana System’s representative on Governor Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana Innovation Council. Among the many awards and recognitions Dr. Guice has earned during his career is the Robert E. Russ Award from the Ruston/Lincoln Parish Chamber of Commerce (2009), Outstanding Civil Engineer from the ASCE Louisiana Section (2008), Louisiana Tech University Civil Engineering Distinguished Alumnus (2007), Louisiana Engineering Society’s James M. Todd Technological Accomplishment Award (2007), Governor’s University Technology Leader of the Year Award (2006), and Louisiana Engineering Society A.B. Patterson Medal for an Engineer in Management (2004.) On December 4, 2012, during a special session of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Dr. Guice was unanimously voted to serve as the 14th President of Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Guice officially took over as President on July 1, 2013. As President of Louisiana Tech, Dr. Guice is the chief executive officer of north Louisiana’s only Carnegie Foundation national research university and one of only two public universities from Louisiana recognized in the top tier of national universities in the U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Guice leads a university that most recently has been ranked #11 in the nation in a list of “Most Underrated Colleges In America” (Business Insider), #17 in the nation in a list of “Low Cost Colleges with High Starting Salaries for Graduates” (Affordable Colleges Online), and #21 in the nation for providing its graduates with the best returns on their investments (AdvisorOne.) Throughout his career, Dr. Guice has contributed to and played a central role in creating the culture and vision for the future of Louisiana Tech, and continues that commitment as President. Dr. Guice’s focus on campus-wide engagement, building and growing relationships, and leadership in forging a path toward advancement of the university’s academic and athletic programs, research and commercialization activities, and economic development efforts means that Louisiana Tech University’s best days are yet to come. Dr. Guice is a native of Monroe and grew up in Bastrop. He and his wife, Kathy, have three sons – Kyle, Chad, and Bret – and one grandson, Christopher.

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McClelland devised a plan to resurrect the “M” Club for former student-athletes. He also negotiated a new syndicated radio network for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball. Included in that deal was the first ever radio station solely dedicated to broadcasting women’s basketball. McClelland also re-negotiated the football program’s TV replay contract, increasing the coverage area from one station to three different stations as well as the internet. One of McClelland’s main goals was to improve the life of the student-athletes and increase the game-day experience for the McNeese State fan base. One of the most effective ways to accomplish these goals was by improving the facilities, something in which he succeeded. During his time at McNeese State, he oversaw a combined total of over $11 million dollars in facility renovation and new construction. The combination of increased revenue streams, renovations and new construction, and a highly-involved fan base led to plenty of success stories on the playing fields. During his tenure as athletic director, McNeese won Southland Conference championships in football (2007, 2009), soccer (2006, tournament; 2007, regular season), softball (2010, tournament; 2013, regular season), men’s basketball (2011, regular season), women’s basketball (2011, regular season; 2011 and 2012 tournament) and men’s cross country (2012). The women’s basketball program made its first appearances ever in the NCAA Tournament and the men’s basketball program hosted the first round of the NIT postseason tournament (Boston College live on ESPNU). Even more impressive is the fact that while the Cowboy and Cowgirl programs were capturing titles on the fields, the University’s studentathletes were making tremendous strides in the classroom. In five of the six years, McNeese State led the Southland Conference with studentathletes being named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In addition, McClelland guided the resurgence in APR success in Lake Charles. During his six years McNeese State, the number of athletic programs boasting the required APR score of 925 went from four to all 16 this past year. The community service hours performed by the MSU student-athletes also tripled to over 3,000 during his tenure. “Tommy has a great knowledge of college athletics and excels at helping his student-athletes balance and succeed in their commitments to academics and athletics, said Warde Manuel, athletics director at the University of Connecticut. “Tommy has also proven his ability to work effectively with coaches and administrators to help his programs be successful.” McClelland earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State in 2004 before completing his master’s degree in sports administration in 2005. He walked on with the Demons football team and eventually earned a scholarship while he also competed in the javelin for the NSU track and field team. The native of Basile, Louisiana, native served as a graduate assistant at Northwestern State in athletics and also worked at the Southland Conference office as an administrative intern, assisting with championship events. McClelland is also a 2012 graduate of the Executive Program of the Sports Management Institute and attended instruction at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. McClelland is married to the former Jessica Stokes of Garrison, Texas. They have two sons, Lawson (3) and Grayson (2).

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Louisiana Tech hired one of the rising young stars in the industry when University President Les Guice introduced Tommy McCelland as the new athletics director during a press conference held at the Charles Wyly Athletic Center on July 16. McClelland, who is the youngest AD among all Football Bowl Subdivision athletic programs, joins the LA Tech Family after serving a six-year stint in the same position at McNeese State in Lake Charles. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Louisiana Tech Family,” said McClelland. “This is an institution that has a great academic and athletic reputation throughout the country as well as a storied past and a bright future. There is positive momentum that comes from a new conference affiliation, a new president and great coaches. There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Tech Family. “To the fans and supporters of Louisiana Tech, I want you to know that my family and I look forward to getting to know you all in the near future. This truly is an exciting time, and I am proud and honored to be your athletics director.” Guice introduced McClelland to an overflowing room of Louisiana Tech supporters, coaches and administrators during the lunch-time press conference held in the Guthrie Jarrell Room. “Tommy McClelland has demonstrated strong leadership skills and success in his early years as an athletics director,” said Guice. “He has an extraordinary blend of intellect, character, talent, and drive that makes him one of the top young athletics directors in the nation. He articulated a vision for Tech Athletics that is consistent with mine and compatible with my vision for our entire university. “I am thrilled that we have him leading our athletics program as we make our move into Conference USA, and I know that our Tech Family will see the benefits of Tommy’s leadership skills in elevating our athletics program.” McClelland has made a national name for himself during his career after quickly elevating to the athletics director position at age 26. He has earned high praise from a number of high-profile, experienced athletic administrators. “Tommy McClelland is an outstanding leader and one of the nation’s rising stars in intercollegiate athletics,” said Bubba Cunningham, athletics director at the University of North Carolina. “He has a demonstrated commitment to supporting and developing his coaches and student-athletes, and has already become well-known amongst ADs for his leadership, vision, and character. Tommy has also shown a dedication to lifelong learning and the application of his skills and talents to making his athletic programs better.” Prior to being named athletic director at McNeese State on March 19, 2008, McClelland served as interim athletic director and assistant athletic director of internal affairs at the university. In his time at McNeese, McClelland and his staff had numerous success stories when it came to increased revenue streams and the overall game-day experience in Lake Charles. He started the “Partner with the Pokes” program that provides a smaller, more attractive sponsorship package for local small businesses. On top of the “Partner with the Pokes” program, McClelland raised over $3 million in private donations since April of 2007, and he was instrumental in increasing corporate sponsorships to nearly $1 million, while securing new clients and multiyear sponsorships. McClelland was also responsible for increasing football season ticket sales as the program eclipsed the 8,000 mark in 2008 with a high of 8,035 in 2009. In addition, he was instrumental in setting single game attendance records in baseball, volleyball, softball, soccer, women’s basketball and women’s tennis. In addition to increasing private and corporate donations as well as season ticket sales, McClelland was also successful with engaging the McNeese State fan base. He created and implemented the multicity summer “Cowboy Round-Up Tour,” which allowed McNeese State coaches, administrators and athletics staff to carry the department’s message and vision to fans and donors across the south. “Tommy is a rising star in the college athletics administration field and, in my view, the ideal leader to advance Louisiana Tech’s athletics program as it transitions into Conference USA,” said Ian McCaw, athletics director at Baylor University. “He possesses impeccable integrity and has an extraordinary work ethic. Moreover, his interpersonal and relational skills are outstanding and will enable him to quickly connect with Bulldog fans as well as campus and community leaders.”

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“Tommy McClelland is an outstanding leader and one of the nation’s rising stars in intercollegiate athletics. He has a demonstrated commitment to supporting and developing his coaches and student-athletes, and has already become well-known amongst ADs for his leadership, vision, and character. Tommy has also shown a dedication to lifelong learning and the application of his skills and talents to making his athletic programs better. I congratulate both Louisiana Tech and Tommy, and feel both will benefit greatly from this hire.” -- Bubba Cunningham, athletics director at the University of North Carolina

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“Louisiana Tech and its search committee are to be commended for making an exceptional hire in Tommy McClelland. Tommy is a rising star in the college athletics administration field and, in my view, the ideal leader to advance Louisiana Tech’s athletics program as it transitions into Conference USA. He possesses impeccable integrity and has an extraordinary work ethic. Moreover, his interpersonal and relational skills are outstanding and will enable him to quickly connect with Bulldog fans as well as campus and community leaders.” -- Ian McCaw, athletics director at Baylor University “Tommy is definitely recognized as one of the nation’s up-andcoming athletics directors, and it’s amazing what he’s been able to accomplish during his time as an athletics director. He has always been eager to collaborate with his colleagues, and I enjoyed working with him while in the Southland Conference. I look forward to doing the same in Conference USA.” – Lynn Hickey, Athletics Director for the University of Texas at San Antonio “Louisiana Tech has made a great hire in Tommy McClelland. He has a great knowledge of college athletics and excels at helping his student-athletes balance and succeed in their commitments to academics and athletics. Tommy has also proven his ability to work effectively with coaches and administrators to help his programs be successful.” – Warde Manuel, Athletics Director at the University of Connecticut “Tommy is an extraordinary young athletics administrator and has proven himself to be a great leader. I have known him for many years, and he has always shown the highest degree of integrity, professionalism, and vision when it comes to working with coaches, studentathletes, and colleagues. I commend Louisiana Tech on an outstanding choice to have Tommy lead its athletics department.” – Tom Bowen, Athletics Director for the University of Memphis

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Deputy Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Mary Kay Hungate enters her 29th year as a member of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Department and has proven to be an integral part in the emergence of the University’s programs on the playing fields and in the classroom. Not only does Hungate serve as the sports administrator for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, softball, women’s tennis, women’s bowling and women’s volleyball, but she is also in charge of NCAA compliance for all of the university’s 16 NCAA sanctioned programs. As one of the top two ranking administrators in the Tech Athletics Department, Hungate is part of a senior staff that was instrumental in helping the University earn an invitation to join Conference USA starting July 1.

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“The Louisiana Tech Athletics Council has always done a great job of finding outstanding coaches and leaders, and they have certainly done that with the hire of Tommy McClelland as athletics director. Tommy is an up and comer, and clearly shares the same vision for Louisiana Tech that President Guice does. I know the coaches, players, administrators, and alumni will enjoy working with this dynamic leader. Tommy will take Tech Athletics to new heights.” – Leo Sanford, Former NFL All-Pro Linebacker and Louisiana Tech Hall of Famer “I’ve known Tommy for a long time, and the character and integrity that he will bring to the university will not only surpass all our expectations but will make Louisiana Tech a model for athletic programs around the country to follow. I know him as a humble, hardworking, Christian man that will be a great influence and leader for our coaches and studentathletes alike.” – Luke McCown, NFL Quarterback and Former Bulldog RecordSetting QB “I’ve known Tommy for a number of years and have admired the job he has done as athletics director at McNeese State. Tommy is a very bright and talented young administrator who knows what it takes to be successful in college athletics. I think the folks at Louisiana Tech have really made an excellent choice in selecting him as their next AD.” – R.C. Slocum, legendary Texas A&M head coach and College Football Hall of Famer “We are excited about the opportunity to work with Tommy McClelland. He has a solid track record and will certainly bring a high level of energy and innovation to the job of leading a great university.” – Britton Banowsky, Conference USA Commissioner “Tommy has been a great asset to the McNeese State family and alumni base. His commitment and hard work are obvious. Louisiana Tech is a university with a great reputation, and Tommy is the right individual to lead them into a new era. We wish him well in his new position.” – Chuck Kleckley, Speaker of the Louisiana State House of Representatives

In addition, Hungate and the current senior staff have also garnered a number of national awards, including the 2010 Turnkey PRISM Award which recognizes colleges for managerial excellence across four areas: marketing/branding; fan development; community relations; and customer/client service. The Tech athletics department has also finished in the Top 10 three times in the Excellence in Management Cup, which recognizes the most efficient athletic departments in the nation. Hungate serves a vital role in the hiring of coaches. Hungate proved instrumental in the decision by former Tech Kodak All-American and Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon - who played for Hungate in the late80s - to return to Louisiana Tech in June of 2008. Weatherspoon has led the program to a trifecta of Western Athletic Conference titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances. She also served as the point person in the hiring process of head women’s soccer coach Kevin Sherry and women’s tennis coach Freddy Gomez. Sherry led the Lady Techster soccer team to five straight winning seasons (the first ones in program history), the program’s first ever WAC victories and its first appearances in the WAC Tournament in 2010 and 2012. Gomez took a program that had won only one WAC match since the University joined the league in 2001 and in his first season (2012-13) led the Lady Techsters to a 7-1 mark in conference action and the No. 3 seed in the postseason tournament. Gomez accomplished this with a roster that included four freshmen and only two seniors. Another of Hungate’s responsibilities includes overseeing the academic side of the Tech athletics department, another area which has

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Dr. James Liberatos enters his 16th year as faculty athletics representative for Louisiana Tech University. Since arriving at Tech in 1989, Liberatos has been responsible for so much more than just molding young minds as a professor of biology. In 1996, he was named a member of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Council and in 1998 was elevated to chair of the council. Also in 1998, Liberatos started serving as chair of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame. As faculty representative, Liberatos has been designated by the university to serve as a liaison between the institution and the athletics department, and also as a representative of the institution in conference and NCAA affairs. He does so to ensure that the academic institution establishes and maintains the appropriate balance between academics and intercollegiate athletics. In 2002, Liberatos gained even more responsibilities as he was named dean of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences.

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Malcolm Butler begins his 15th year in the Louisiana Tech Athletics Department, his seventh as the associate athletic director in charge of communications. A 1994 graduate of the Louisiana Tech journalism department, Butler joined the athletic department in July of 1999 as the assistant athletic media relations director. Butler was then promoted to director four months later and served in that capacity until the fall of 2007 when he was promoted to associate athletic director. The Ruston native is in charge of media relations for women’s basketball, softball and men’s golf and also serves as the secondary contact for football while overseeing the daily operations for the entire department. During his time at Louisiana Tech, Butler has been instrumental in promoting numerous high-profile student-athletes including record-setting quarterbacks Tim Rattay and Luke McCown, All-American women’s basketball players Tamicha Jackson and Cheryl Ford. He has also worked closely with a number of highly-successful head coaches, including 4-time Hall of Famer Leon Barmore, former Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley and current Lady Techster women’s basketball coach Teresa Weatherspoon. Over the course of his tenure, Louisiana Tech’s Media Relations Department has proven to be one of the best in the state of Louisiana. Over the past 12 years, members of the Tech media relations department have won a total of 44 awards at the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) state SID contest -- the second most behind only LSU. During that same period of time, Butler has garnered 27 of those awards which is second most among all state SIDs behind only LSU Associate Athletics Director Michael Bonnette (28). Butler is part of a senior staff at LA Tech that has been instrumental in garnering a number of national awards, including the 2010 Turnkey PRISM Award - which recognizes colleges for managerial excellence across four areas: marketing/branding; fan development; community relations; and customer/client service. The Tech athletics department has also finished in the Top 10 three times in the Excellence in Management Cup, which recognizes the most efficient athletic departments in the nation. He was instrumental in the forming the partnership between Louisiana Tech and CBS Interactive in the fall of 2007 in the redesign and hosting of the athletic departments website, www.LATechSports.com. The website has undergone three redesigns since the inaugural release. As part of the agreement with CBS Interactive, a new webstreaming platform - LA Tech All-Access was created - which allows fans from all over the world to watch live streams of almost all of the university’s home athletic events. LA Tech All-Access annually streams more than 125 live events. Butler has served as the host media coordinator for three NCAA Women’s Basketball First- and Second-Round sites hosted by Louisiana Tech (2000, 2001 and 2003) while also serving as the host media coordinator for the 2008 WAC Baseball Championships and the 2013 WAC Softball Championships hosted by Louisiana Tech in Ruston. In addition to his media relations responsibilities, Butler has served as the radio play-by-play voice for the nationally-prominent Louisiana Tech Lady Techster basketball team for the past 14 years, including the past 13 as the play-by-play announcer. He finished in second place statewide in the LSWA College Radio Play by Play category in 2013 behind only LA

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A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Liberatos earned a bachelor of science in biology from the College of Charleston in 1980. He continued his education at Florida State University earning a master’s in science in 1982 and a PHD in biology in 1986. Liberatos is an avid swimmer who also enjoys fishing. He and his wife Beth have been married since 1988 and have two sons, Jim and Nicholas. Jim graduated from Louisiana Tech in February of 2013 while Nicholas is currently enrolled at the University.

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improved drastically as proven by the fact LA Tech’s graduation rate continues to be one of the highest in the state (Federal Graduation Report). This past year Tech student-athletes boasted an all-time high 76 percent four-year graduation success rate while the Bulldog golf team earned an NCAA Public Recognition Award for the third straight year. For the fifth consecutive year, Louisiana Tech saw impressive improvements in the majority of its Academic Progress Rates (APR) as all 16 of its NCAA sanctioned programs are penalty free for the third consecutive year. Hungate also plays an important role in LA Tech’s NCAA Certification process. As a member of the Steering Committee and the liaison between the athletic department and the University’s Self Study Committees, she provides the information needed for the committees to write their reports. In 2006, LA Tech completed its second NCAA Certification cycle and once again was certified without conditions. Hungate joined the Louisiana Tech staff in 1985 as an assistant women’s basketball coach and remained in that role for five years. During that time, the Lady Techsters participated in four Final Fours and won the NCAA National Championship in 1988. In 1990, Hungate made a move out of coaching and became assistant athletics director for academics and compliance as well as senior woman administrator. One of Hungate’s early accomplishments as assistant director of athletics was the creation of the Louisiana Tech Athletic Academic Center program. Hungate has served terms on the NCAA Division I Academics/ Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet, the NCAA Division I Interpretations/Legislative Review Subcommittee, the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators Wade Trophy Selection Committee and as an NCAA Peer Reviewer. She has also served on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee since 2004. During LA Tech’s time as a member of the WAC, Hungate served on the Western Athletic Conference Council, the Conferences’ Legislative Review Committee, the Finance Committee and the Code Book Committee. She also currently represents the athletics department as an exofficio member of the LA Tech Athletics Council. Hungate’s professional career began as Women’s Sports Coordinator and head volleyball, head basketball and head softball coach at Illinois’ Carl Sandburg Junior College. She spent four seasons at the college where she guided the basketball team to a mark of 80-22 which included an 11th place finish in the 1976 NJCAA national tournament. In 1978 Hungate took over the head coaching position at Richwoods High School in Peoria, Ill., and quickly compiled one of the top prep coaching records in the nation. During her seven seasons at Richwoods High School, Hungate’s team ran up an impressive record of 195-13, including a state-record 63 consecutive victories. Hungate was named the National Coach of the Year by USA Today in 1985. Before coming to Louisiana Tech, Hungate amassed a career coaching record of 275-35.

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Tech Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Nitz. Butler has broadcast more than 380 women’s basketball games including 15 NCAA Tournament games. He has also broadcast in excess of 150 softball games, including four in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, and served as the color commentator on numerous Bulldog football and basketball broadcasts. Butler is the host of Inside Tech Basketball with Teresa Weatherspoon, a 30-minute radio show. Butler implemented a fundraising campaign for his department in the fall of 2007 and since that time it has raised over $35,000, which has been used to purchase additional equipment, software and other essentials within the media relations department. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA), United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

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Marie Gilbert enters her 29th year at Louisiana Tech and her sixth as associate athletics director and chief financial officer in the athletics department. Gilbert is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the athletic department, including overseeing the individual budgets for 16 varsity sports, monitoring athletic funds of the Louisiana Tech Athletic Foundation, serving as liaison with the university’s business offices and supervising the athletic ticket office. She is part of a senior staff at LA Tech that was instrumental in the University’s invitation to join Conference USA starting July 1. She has also been actively involved in numerous initiatives to enhance the athletics department, including signing new agreements with companies such as Learfield, the Aspire Group, Ticketmaster, Pepsi and ACS Athletics. The hard work and vision of that same senior staff has led to numerous national awards, including the 2010 Turnkey PRISM Award - which recognizes colleges for managerial excellence across four areas: marketing/branding; fan development; community relations; and customer/ client service. The Tech Athletics Department has also finished in the Top 10 three times in the Excellence in Management Cup, which recognizes the most efficient athletic departments in the nation. Gilbert previously served as the budget manager for the College of Engineering for six years where she had similar duties. She was also in the College of Liberal Arts as the dean’s assistant handling day-to-day business in the office while working with budget planning for the year. In 2002, she received the Distinctive Professional Performance and Conduct Award from the Institute of Micro-manufacturing at Louisiana Tech. Gilbert has earned two degrees from Louisiana Tech University and completed a master’s certificate in technical writing. She is a current member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) and the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA). She is also actively involved in the American Cancer Society and serves as the chair for the Relay for Life Luminaria Service. She is on the Executive Committee for the ACS Relay for Life in Lincoln Parish. Gilbert and her husband, Tim, reside in Bossier with their five dogs.

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Brian White enters his second season at Louisiana Tech as associate athletic director for external affairs. White works closely with the unit heads of development, marketing, media relations and the ticket office coordinating all external affairs for the department. White supervises the sports of men’s golf and baseball and assists the athletic director in football administration and scheduling. White also coordinates all activities for the department with multimedia rights holder Learfield and Louisiana Tech Sports Properties as well as the Aspire Group for ticket sales. Before coming to Louisiana Tech, White spent over three and a half years at IMG College (formerly ISP Sports) at the University of Arkansas (Razorback Sports Properties) and at the University of California Berkeley (Cal Sports Properties), initially as an account executive before being promoted to a senior account executive. While at IMG College, White was charged with growing revenue through corporate sponsorship sales of multimedia assets. In his first year with Cal Sports Properties, White achieved a sales number equivalent to 275 percent of his personal sales goal. In both years at the University of Arkansas, White surpassed his individual and property sales goals. While pursuing his undergraduate and graduate degrees, White gained valuable experiences through various internships working for the IMG College Corporate Office, Ohio University Athletics, Arizona State University Athletics and the NCAA Headquarters. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and a master’s in business administration from Ohio University in 2008. White comes from a family entrenched in intercollegiate athletics. His father, Kevin, is director of athletics at Duke while his brother, Danny, is director of athletics at Buffalo. His brother, Michael, is the head men’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech. He and his wife Paige reside in Ruston.

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Jeffry Cummings begins his second year at Louisiana Tech, his first as the assistant athletics director for ticket operations after serving as the ticket operations associate last year. In addition to the normal day-to-day responsibilities of the ticket office, Cummings will coordinate all marketing and sales efforts with The Aspire Group, will coordinate game day staffing for ushers, ticket takers and sales staff, will oversee the Ticketmaster system, and will coordinate donor tickets and seating with the Foundation and LTAC. He will also work closely with the business office balancing accounts as well as overseeing the annual audit. Cummings came to Ruston with experience working in both the LSU and Tulane athletic departments as well as for the New Orleans Zephyrs minor league baseball team. During his college days in Baton Rouge, he worked in the LSU athletic department helping coordinate promotions for men’s basketball and women’s soccer. After graduating from LSU in 2007 with a bachelor’s in general studies, Cummings spent seven months as a marketing and promotions in-

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grandfather, and former Dean of Admissions, Patsy Lewis, his grandmother. In 2008, Logan earned a bachelor of the arts degree from Louisiana Tech with a concentration in speech communication. Before moving back to Ruston, Logan was the manager of the Olde Tyme Grocery Store in Lafayette, Louisiana. A casual New Orleans Saints fan, there is really only one team that is close to Logan’s heart: he is generally known as the Louisiana Tech homer in the Fan Relationship Management Center.

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Adam McGuirt enters his seventh year with the Louisiana Tech Athletics family as the director of athletic advancement, working in the Division of University Advancement. At Louisiana Tech, McGuirt is responsible for all areas of athletic development, including donor relations and all aspects of the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC). During his previous six years at LA Tech, McGuirt has been instrumental in helping more than double the number of LTAC members which has resulted in a large increase in private donations. McGuirt also works closely with the Louisiana Tech Alumni Association in the development and implementation of events for alumni and friends throughout the state of Louisiana and surrounding areas. McGuirt has also been a part of a staff at LA Tech that helped the University receive an invitation to join Conference USA starting July 1. That same staff has been instrumental in garnering a number of national awards, including the 2010 Turnkey PRISM Award - which recognizes colleges for managerial excellence across four areas: marketing/branding; fan development; community relations; and customer/client service. The Tech Athletics Department has also finished in the Top 10 three times in the Excellence in Management Cup, which recognizes the most efficient athletic departments in the nation. A native of Shreveport, McGuirt graduated from Louisiana Tech in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. McGuirt is married to April, and the couple has three daughters: Lily, Sophie and Emily.

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Mason Ellenberger has served as General Manager for LA Tech Sports Properties since August of 2008.  LA Tech Sports Properties is the Ruston-based entity designed to oversee all aspects of the 10-year partnership between the University and the collegiate marketer Learfield Sports. At LA Tech, Ellenberger is responsible for spearheading all elements of the relationship between LA Tech and Learfield Sports, which was announced in late July 2008 and includes managing and selling multimedia and sponsorship rights for the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters. Ellenberger is also responsible for all aspects of the LA Tech Sports Network which broadcasts over 250 Louisiana Tech games, daily shows and coach’s shows throughout the year. In Ellenberger’s previous role as the Team Sports Marketing Manager for Alltel Wireless, he led Alltel’s strategic team sports marketing efforts in the United States. He oversaw the national promotions and activation of the sponsorship stable owned by Alltel Wireless in the US including the professional and collegiate sponsorships. Prior to his years at Alltel, Ellenberger spent the previous 13 years in strategic sales leadership, sports marketing and public relations roles in the telecommunications and entertainment industries. The Birmingham, Ala. native has served on numerous endowment boards and board of directors for sports and education organizations including The Boy Scouts of America, Tri Running Endurance Sports Club, Pagnozzi Charities and the Arkansas Aeronautical Education Center. He has been honored by White House Communications Agency for providing critical communications for the President of the Unites States and White House Staff. Ellenberger holds a BBA and MBA in Marketing both of which he graduated Summa cum Laude. Ellenberger is also an Eagle Scout and a long-time supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He is married to the former Wanda Jackson from Mobile, Ala., and the couple has two sons, James and Hunter and reside in Ruston.

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Logan Lewis joined the FRMC in November of 2011 as a full-time ticket sales consultant. Meeting and exceeding his goals for the year, Logan was promoted to Senior Sales Consultant in July of 2012, and promoted again to FRMC Manager in March of 2013. Lewis is responsible for hiring and training a professional sales staff to sell tickets for LA Tech Athletics. As FRMC Manager, he also oversees any group sales campaigns and makes recommendations to the Tech Administration on new ticket strategies. He is a Ruston native having been raised in the Louisiana Tech tradition under the guidance of former Tech football coach E.J. Lewis, his

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Tommy Sisemore is one of the longest tenured employees in the Louisiana Tech Athletics Department beginning his 34th year at the University, his 17th as director of athletic facilities. Sisemore is responsible for overseeing the upkeep of all of Louisiana Tech’s athletic facilities, including Joe Aillet Stadium, the Thomas Assembly Center, JC Love Field at Patterson Park and more. Some of Sisemore’s additional duties include assisting with team travel for the Bulldog football team, helping handle all aspects of team travel, including hotel, food and travel arrangements. Sisemore also handles all the financial expenses incurred in the travel process. Sisemore is part of an administrative staff at LA Tech that has been instrumental in garnering a number of national awards, including the 2010 Turnkey PRISM Award - which recognizes colleges for managerial excellence across four areas: marketing/branding; fan development;

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community relations; and customer/client service. The Tech athletics department has also finished in the Top 10 three times in the Excellence in Management Cup, which recognizes the most efficient athletic departments in the nation. Prior to working in the athletic department, Sisemore spent 17 years working in the Louisiana Tech Physical Plant. Sisemore and his wife Stephanie, who is a Louisiana Tech graduate, are the proud parents of one daughter, Jessica.

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Anna Claire Thomas begins her second year in the Louisiana Tech Media Relations Department as the primary sports information director for baseball, women’s volleyball and women’s bowling. As a student at LA Tech, Anna Claire served as the sports editor for The Tech Talk over the course of two years and served as editor-in-chief for the school newspaper. Anna Claire also was a student intern for the Louisiana Tech athletic Multimedia Department for three years specializing in video productions for LA Tech All-Access. In her time as the school newspaper’s sports editor, Anna Claire was named Best Sports Columnist and Best Sports Writer by the Society of Professional Journalists (Region 12) and Louisiana Press Women respectively. A Monroe native, Anna Claire graduated in the fall of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in marketing.

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Tyson Baldwin

Keith Bunch Assistant A.D./ Sport Medicine

Malcolm Butler Associate A.D./ Media Relations

Kyle Church Director of Ops. Men’s Basketball

Kerry Connor Head Equipment Manager

Kristen Cook G.A./Sports Medicine

Justin Cox Director of Football Ops.

Jeff Cummings

Michele Dummett Assoc. Head Athletic Trainer

Mason Ellenberger

Brent Gallagher Senior Ticket Sales Consultant

Marie Gilbert Associate A.D./ CFO

Bill Graham Coordinator/ Special Events

Thomas Graham

G.M./LTS Properties

Price Ferguson G.A./Football

Director of Football Recruiting

Lori Hamilton Assitant to the A.D.

Bradly Herman Academic Counselor

Kurt Hester Strength & Cond. Coach

Peter Hopkins G.A./Football

Jessica Hulderman

Mary Kay Hungate

Sandra Kane Assistant/NCAA Compliance

Janelle Kirila G.A./Sports Medicine

Janel Lee Video Operations

Logan Lewis Selling Manager, FRMC

Ticket Operations Associate

Will Moore

Andrea Nieman LTS Properties/ Account Exec.

Aaron Walker Sports Medicine Intern

Patrick Walsh Assoc. Media Relations Dir.

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Ed Jackson Assistant A.D./

Michael Judd G.A./Sports Medicine

Ryan Lueken G.A./Sports Medicine

Josh McDaniel Multimedia Services Manager

Kane McGuire Media Relations Assistant

Adam McGuirt LTAC Director

Office Coordinator/ WBB & Soccer

Dana Pettit Accounting Technician

Renee Puckett Office Coordinator/ MBB & Volleyball

Tommy Sisemore Director of Facilities

Kim Tanner Office Coordinator/ Facilities, SB, Bsbl

Anna Claire Thomas

Christy Waguespack Asst. Athletic Trainer

Justin Wheeler G.A./Sports Medicine

Brian White Associate A.D./ External Affairs

Gary Wilbert II Ticket Sales Consultant

Ronnie Barney Director of Ops Women’s Basketball

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Dr. Marvin Green Alumni Rep.

Mary Kay Hungate Ex-Officio

Dr. James Liberatos Chairman

Lisa Cole

Steve Davison

Dr. Sean Dwyer

Allison East SGA President

Dr. Guthrie Jarrell Alumni Rep.

Tommy McClelland Ex-Officio

Dr. Terri McConathy

Sam Speed

Dr. Donna Thomas

Heath Tims

Adriano De Souza HC - Volleyball

Skip Holtz HC - Football

Jerry Miles HC - Bowling

Mark Montgomery HC - Softball

Jeff Parks HC - Golf

Kevin Sherry HC - Soccer

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Wade Simoneaux HC - Baseball

Gary Stanley HC - Track & Field

Teresa Weatherspoon HC - Women’s

Basketball Mike White HC - Men’s Basketball

Ronnie Bradford Football

Isaac Brown Men’s Basketball

Joanna Crowson Softball

Marcela Cunha Volleyball

Kim Dameron Football

Jeannie Douglas Softball

Stan Eggen Football

Mike Ekanem Women’s Basketball

Rob Gire Track & Field

Kiva Gresham Soccer

Derrick Jones Men’s Basketball

Jabbar Juluke Football

Jeff Koonz Football

Dusty May Men’s Basketball

Drew Miller Women’s Basketball

Matt Moore Football

Gabryel Ording Volleyball

Olen Parker Baseball

Tony Petersen Football

Tim Rattay Football

Calvin Robinson Track & Field

Brian Rountree Baseball

Joe Sloan Football

Josh Wagenaer Soccer

Justin Wickard Track & Field

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august 30 vs. Grambling State # 4:00 P.M.

september 29 UTSA * 1:00 p.m.

august 31 vs. Abilene Christian # 11:00 A.M.

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at UT Arlington # 7:00 P.M.

october 04 Charlotte * 6:00 p.m.

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september 03 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7:00 P.m.

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september 06 Mcneese State % 12:00 p.m.

october 06 Marshall * 12:00 p.m.

october 11 East Carolina * 6:00 p.m.

october 18 Middle Tennessee * 7:00 p.m.

Western Michigan % 7:00 p.m.

october 20 Southern Miss * 2:00 p.m.

september 07 New Orleans % 12:00 p.m.

october 25 at Tulsa * 7:00 p.m.

september 10 at Stephen F. Austin 6:30 p.m.

october 27 FIU * 1:00 p.m.

september 13 vs. Nebraska-Omaha ^ 11:00 a.m. at

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november 01 North Texas * 7:00 p.m.

november 08 Florida Atlantic * 7:00 p.m.

september 14 vs. Stetson ^ 1:00 p.m. SouthEastern Louisiana ^ 5:00 p.m. at

september 17 Grambling State 7:00 p.m.

november 10 UAB * 1:00 p.m. november 15 at Tulane * 7:00 p.m.

september 20 at Central Arkansas 7:00 p.m.

november 17 at Rice * 1:00 p.m.

september 24 Northwestern State 7:00 p.m.

november 21-24 C-USA Tournament TBA

september 27 UTEP * 7:00 p.m.

# UTA Hilton Invitational % Louisiana Tech Invitational ^ Tangi Tourism Lion Classic All match times are CST

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