2013-14 Louisiana Tech Golf Media Guide
Media guide for 2013-14 Louisiana Tech golf.
2014 LOUISIANA TECH GOLF MEDIA GUIDE #WeAreLATech | LATechSports.com | @LATechGolf SQUIRE CREEK GOLF COURSE h o m e fa c i l i t y o f t h e L o u i s i a n a T e c h b u l l d o g s Content General Information................................................................2 Editors: Malcolm Butler Covers, Layout and Design: Donnie Bell Design Photography: Donny Crowe, Tom Morris, Darrell James, James Garner, Donald Page. 2013-14 Roster......................................................................30 Jack Lempke.........................................................................31 Travis Wilmore......................................................................32 Victor Lange..........................................................................33 Brandon Newton..................................................................34 Ben Robinson.......................................................................35 Chuck Spears........................................................................36 Athletic Vision Louisiana Tech University will be a conference leader in performance by investing strategically in student-athletesâ€™ development, providing superior facilities, and enhancing program support to achieve a local and national image of success and dominance. Preston Standley..................................................................36 Hayden Frederick..................................................................37 Mitchell Haddox....................................................................37 G O L F Contributors: Butler, Louisiana Tech News Bureau, Louisiana Tech Marketing and Public Relations Department Head Coach Jeff Parks..........................................................28 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 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. Welcome to the Family...........................................................3 B U L L D O G The 2013-14 Louisiana Tech golf 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 Bulldog golf 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. John Lewis Sams.................................................................38 TV/Radio Roster....................................................................39 2012-13 Results....................................................................40 Conference USA...................................................................44 All-Time Records..................................................................46 All-Time Conference Results................................................48 All-Time WAC Teams.............................................................49 University President Dr. Les Guice.......................................52 Director of Athletics Tommy McClelland...............................53 Athletic Administation..........................................................54 Athletics Council...................................................................56 Adminstration & Support Staff.............................................57 Head & Assistant Coaches...................................................58 Athletic Mission Statement 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. 1 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com General Information Location: Ruston, La. Founded: 1894 Enrollment: 11,250 Affiliation: NCAA Division I Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Red and Blue Conference: Conference USA Home Course: Squire Creek Country Club (Choudrant, La.) Year Opened: 2002 President: Dr. Les Guice Athletic Director: Tommy McClellend, II Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jeff Parks Alma Mater: Mississippi State, 1993 Team Information B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/2 Newcomers: 3 Letterwinners Returning (5) Victor Lange Jack Lempke Brandon Newton Ben Robinson Travis Wilmore Letterwinners Lost (2) Sam Forgan Chandler Vilcheck Newcomers (5) Hayden Frederick Mitchell HAddox John Lewis Sams Chuck Spears Preston Standley 2013-14 Roster Name Hayden Frederick Mitchell Haddox Victor Lange Jack Lempke Brandon Newton Ben Robinson John Lewis Sams Chuck Spears Preston Standley Ht. 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-7 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 Class Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. So. R-Fr. Exp. HS HS 1L 3L 1L 1L HS TR TR Hometown (Previous School) Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield HS Ruston, La./Ruston HS Johannesburg, South Africa/Leeuwenhof College Frisco, Texas/Frisco Wakeland HS Ruston, La./Cedar Creek HS Droitwich, England/Stowe School Coushatta, La./Riverdale Academy Pineville, La./LSU Plano, Texas/North Texas 2 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech -- Tech President Dr. Les Guice G O L F “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.” 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 welcome to the family B U L L D O G we are louisiana tech university 3 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G SQUIRE CREEK GOLF COURSE HOME FACILITY OF THE LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS Squire Creek Golf Course is the home to the Louisiana Tech golf team. It is a private, members-only facility, which features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio. The course has twice been ranked number one in the state of Louisiana, and was ranked as one of the top 10 best new courses in America by Golf Digest. Squire Creek Country Club features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio. The 7,105 yard, par 72 course is ranked number one in Louisiana. The magnificent Fazio design allows golfers to enjoy golf in its purest form, and challenges players at every hole. The layout features not only a rewarding golf experience, but also lush landscapes and beautiful scenery, for picturesque views around every turn. 4 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech The Squire Creek course is designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding natural terrain, subtly enhancing color and texture variations around each hole. By combining the aesthetic pleasures of an enjoyable game in an exquisite environment, Squire Creek provides its members the ultimate living and golfing experience. G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G Squire Creek Golf Course hosted the 2005 Western Athletic Conference championships, the US Open Qualifier in 2009, the Southern Junior in 2011, and the Vicky Hurst Under Armour AJGA in 2012. 5 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G Squire Creek also offers a state of the art training facility, which features dual bays with retractable doors for indoor or outdoor use, motion analysis and launch monitor. The use of the training facility is a privilege that only Bulldog golf team members, Squire Creek golf members, or golf school trainees can enjoy. 6 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech AMM3D Motion Analysis System We utilize the Advanced Motion Measurement 3D Optical Analysis System to capture, measure and display the 3 dimensional motion of your full golf swing. The AMM3D measures your hips, shoulders, arms, wrist, hands and head, and how far you move up and down and side to side, while capturing your tilts, bends, rotations, and speed. It defines your kinematics sequence, or the efficiency of your golf swing, and helps us to predict and prevent future injuries due to improper form. V1 Pro Video Analysis System G O L F TRACKMAN is a radar unit that measures both club delivery and the full trajectory of your golf shot. It measures ball spin, launch angle, and speeds of both the club and ball. It is a great tool to help with club fitting and yardage control. 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 TRACKMAN B U L L D O G V1 video is used to show a 2 dimensional view of your swing faults. It is a very powerful tool that provides real-time visual feedback and the software tools to identify your technical flaws so that we can quickly correct them. SAM Putting Lab This system analyzes your putting stroke in 28 different parameters from club path to face angles to the rhythem of your stroke. It has parameters of the tour players to give guidance in a proper putting stroke. 7 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G PRACTICE FACILITIES Squire Creek Golf Course boasts some of the top practice facilities in the South. It has a designated short game area with two greenside bunkers and up to 50-yards worth of pitching and chipping area. It has a fairway bunker practice area and several mounds for uneven lie practice. 8 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech It has a 10,000 square foot driving range tee which includes five target greens with bunkers to work on your accuracy. The Bulldogs have access to Pro-V1 range balls. The Bulldogs have use of a private practice tee at the opposite end of the driving range which is located adjacent to the training facility. 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G G O L F It has four putting surfaces to work on short game, two of which are Bermuda grass Tifeagle greens and two of which are Bent grass greens. The largest is a 12,000 square foot Bermuda grass surface. A bunker exists next to the 5,500 square foot Bent grass putting green which gives the Bulldogs another area of green side bunker practice. Typically the green speeds range from 10 to 13 on a stimp meter. 9 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com Tech B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F this is Louisiana 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. 10 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech More than 700 companies worldwide travel to campus eAch yeAR to RecRUit loUisiAnA tech gRAdUAtes B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Dr. Les Guice became the 14th president in the history of Louisiana Tech University on July 1, 2013. G O L F “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.” -- Dr. 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) Shorter academic sessions (12 weeks instead of 18) More frequent breaks during and between academic sessions ore opportunities to withdraw or drop a class and still M remain TOPS eligible 11 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com helping put the student into student-athlete B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F 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 upplemental instruction from students who have S already successfully completed a certain course Writing assistance Advising opportunities eferral program for students needing additional assisR tance 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.” 12 - Lyle Fitte, Senior (Port Sulphur, La.) LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech – Ray Holley, 2012 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American (1st team) G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 - 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. B U L L D O G “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.” Reggie Simpkins 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. “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) @LATechGolf LATechSports.com 13 tomorrowâ€™s graduate B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F todayâ€™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. 14 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G 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. 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. 15 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com RESIDENTIAL life B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F louisiana tech 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 16 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G 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. @LATechGolf 17 LATechSports.com louisiana tech 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. B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F student LIFE 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. 18 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 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 . Itâ€™s a place of leisure or a place to challenge yourself. B U L L D O G AFTER CLASS 19 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com success breeds B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F success 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. 20 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech On the playing fields: Men’s basketball earned its first top 25 ranking since 1985, captured its first regular season conference since 1999, and won the second most games in program history during WAC Coach of the Year Mike White’s second season. 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. 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. G O L F Bowler Kayla Ghersini was nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year after posting a 3.35 grade point average in economics as an undergrad and a 3.32 in graduate school. 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Lady Techster Stephanie Salas finished her collegiate volleyball career and signed a professional contract to play with Guaynabo Mets in Puerto Rico. B U L L D O G Tennis won seven WAC matches, earned the No. 3 seed in WAC Tournament and Joanna Nalborska became the program’s first ever conference freshman of the year during Freddy Gomez first season as head coach. 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. 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. @LATechGolf LATechSports.com 21 MALONE POON WEATHERS BRADSHAW BROOKS G O L F prominent alumni 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 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 CARUTHERS HOWELL POST 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G louisiana tech’s 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 22 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech 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. JOHNSON DAVISON Max Watson, Jr.: Founder and President of BMC Software, Inc.; named by Forbes Magazine in Top 15 of 200 Best Small Companies DENNY 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 G O L F 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 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Hilton Nicholson: CEO of Sixnet, member of FCC Advisory Board B U L L D O G Eddie McGough: Senior Vice President for Alcon Laboratories, a global medical company specializing in eye care products ELLIS Michael McCallister: Chairman of the Board/CEO of Humana, Inc., which employs 30,000 nationwide and has revenues of $33 billion NICHOLSON Karl Malone: Two-time NBA MVP, Ruston-area businessman, member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, second-leading scorer in NBA history BARMORE 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. 23 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com dr. william bundrick sports medicine center More than 3,800 square feet of athletic training facility built in 2001. Contains: cardiovascular equipment training tables private staff offices physicians examination room B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F swimex therapy pool 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. 24 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech karl malone weightroom G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G New State-of-the-Art Equipment 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 8 powerlift glute ham machines 15 hammer strength machines 2 sets of iron grip GX dumb bells (5 to 150 lbs) Louisiana Tech legend Karl Malone, who is considered one of the most well-conditioned athletes in the history of the NBA, funded the new state-of-the-art equipment in the Karl Malone Weightroom. 25 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com USA … USA … USA … as in Conference USA Louisiana Tech begins its first year as a member of Conference USA after a successful 12-year affiliation with the Western Athletic Conference. C-USA is strengthening itself for the future with growing institutions, in large and thriving markets, with tremendous upside potential. B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F 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. 26 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech On the Web Website: ConferenceUSA.com Twitter: @Conference_USA Facebook: ConferenceUSA Instagram: Conference USA C-USA home markets this year will include more than 14.5 million TV households, a 43 percent increase from last year. C-USA is a highly-recognized national brand. The league has great television partners with Fox Sports Media Group, CBS Sports Network and ESPN. 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. LA Tech (Illinois, Virginia), Middle Tennessee (Georgia Tech) and Tulsa (Iowa State) all defeated BCS teams during the 2012 football season. Seven C-USA men’s basketball teams in 2013-14 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. G O L F 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. Competitive Success 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G TV Markets 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. 27 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com Jeff Parks has already made his mark on the Louisiana Tech Bulldog golf program in the few short years at the helm after serving five years as an assistant coach prior to his promotion in the summer of 2009. Although the ultimate goal of winning a conference championship and competing in the NCAAs has not yet Head Coach been reached, Parks and Co. have taken strides in that direction during his first two years at the helm. Last year’s season saw the Bulldogs grow as a team towards that goal with the potential to reach it this year. The growth of the program has continued through the collegiate years with Sam Forgan now playing professionally overseas. The 2012-13 season saw the Bulldogs capture two team titles - the Squire Creek Invitational in October and the Jim West Intercollegiate in April - marking the first time since 2004-05 a LA Tech team had accomplished the feat. Tech also recorded its top finish ever in the Western Athletic Conference Championships as the Bulldogs finished fourth in the nine-team field, surpassing its previous best of fifth place on two previous occasions. After opening the fall season with a pair of top five finishes, Parks and Co. also earned its highest ranking ever moving up as high as 59th in Golfstat.com. This ranking shattered the previous high of 98th achieved twice during the previous 20 years. “I don’t look at (these achievements) as success yet,” Parks said. “It’s an outcome. I’m excited about it, but to me if we keep doing what we are doing, preparing, and getting better, I think we will continue to improve. “I attribute a lot of (our success) to physical conditioning, the hard work the guys have put in off the course. I attribute a lot of it to improvement on the mental side, the confidence level we’ve reached by implementing some mental strategies. Bottom line is our guys have a lot of pride in their school and they want to represent the school just like any other team. It takes a mental toughness and fortitude to be successful.” Along the way, Jack Lempke became the first Bulldog to ever earn the WAC Freshman of the Year honor - an impressive feat for Parks first signee since taking over the program. Clinton Shepard also picked up some hardware, earning second team all-conference accolades following an impressive season that saw him record six top 20 finishes. These accomplishments came just one year after Parks inaugural year on the job, a 2009-10 season that saw the Bulldogs open some eyes. After defeating seven top 100 ranked teams at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate hosted by Ole Miss in early April, the Louisiana Tech golf team moved up into the top 100 in the Golfstat.com rankings. In 11 tournaments during the fall and spring, the Bulldogs recorded a mark of 78-76-3, including 23 wins over teams ranked in the Top 100 in the country. In the spring-only events, Tech was 49-34-1. Most of Tech’s damage against the Top 100 teams came towards the end of the year as the Bulldogs bested 15 ranked teams in its last four tournaments. Finding just the right lineup was a challenge for Parks as he saw seven of the 10 players on his roster record at least one Top 12 finish each this year. Parks and Co.’s most impressive performance might have come when they placed in a tie for fifth at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate hosted by Ole Miss at Reunion Golf and Country Club. In that event, all five of the Bulldogs placed in the Top 40 out of 75 golfers as Tech defeated a total of seven Top 100 ranked teams, including knocking off Southeastern for the first time this year while also besting 51st ranked UCF. The Bald Knob, Ark. native was named one of the “Best Teachers in Louisiana” by Golf Digest. In 2001, he was recognized by the golf publication as one of the “Best Teachers in Colorado.” His awards do not stop there though as Parks was named the PGA Gulf States Teacher of the Year in 2006. A devotee to modern technology, Parks has earned certification through the Titleist Performance Institute. He is a level three certified golf professional and a level two biomechanics professional. He has tested over 100 touring professionals using special 3D technology. During his lessons with the Bulldogs, Parks utilizes the AMM3D motion analysis system and V1 video to dissect a golfer’s full swing. He uses TRACKMAN, a sonar radar, to measure a golfer’s ball-flight characteristics and SAM Putting LAB to measure a golfer’s putting motion. Parks, who has been a Class A PGA Professional for over 15 years, was the vice president of golf instruction at GolfTEC in Denver for five years. At GolfTEC, he helped develop the company’s own video, motion and impact analysis software. Tech’s first-year head coach played golf at Graceland College before graduating from the professional golf management program at Mississippi State in 1993. JEFF B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F PARKS 28 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech After graduating from the school, he became the first assistant professional at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, before moving on to Golf TEC in 1996. Parks is a certified Titleist, Ping, Taylormade, Nike, Callaway, Mizuno, Cleaveland and Nakashima clubfitter. He has given over 8,000 golf lessons and has published numerous articles in GolfTips. He is married to the former, Laurie Lawshe of Goodman, Mississippi, and the couple has a nine-year-old son Jack and a five-year-old daughter Emmie. G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G 29 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com 2013-14 Louisiana Tech Golf Roster Name Hayden Frederick Mitchell Haddox Victor Lange Jack Lempke Brandon Newton Ben Robinson John Lewis Sams Chuck Spears Preston Standley Travis Wilmore Ht 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-7 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-1 Class Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. So. R-Fr. Sr. Exp HS HS 1L 3L 1L 1L HS TR TR 3L Hometown (Previous School) Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield HS Ruston, La./Ruston HS Johannesburg, South Africa/Leeuwenhof College Frisco, Texas/Frisco Wakeland HS Ruston, La./Cedar Creek HS Droitwich, England/Stowe School Coushatta, La./Riverdale Academy Pineville, La./LSU Plano, Texas/North Texas Alexandria, La./Holy Savior Menard HS Lempke Frederick B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F Newton Standley Haddox Sams Spears Wilmore Lange Robinson 30 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech JACK LEMPKE 5-11 | Sr. | 3L Frisco, Texas (Frisco Wakeland HS) 2012-13 Academic All-WAC 2011-12 Academic All-WAC 2010-11 WAC Freshman of the Year 2010-11 Academic All-WAC 2012-13: Earned Academic All-WAC honors ... Competed in 10 tournaments during the year ... Recorded a 77.2 scoring average in 30 rounds ... Recorded one top 10 finish and two top 20 finishes ... Tied for ninth at the David Toms Intercollegiate (78-71-77=226) hosted by LSU ... Tied for 18th at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (72-76-73=221). 2011-12: Earned Academic All-WAC honors ... Competed in seven of the 11 tournaments during the season ... Recorded a 75.7 scoring average in 20 rounds ... Registered four rounds of par or better ... Recorded one Top 20 finish ... Tied for 17th at the UTA Waterchase Invitational (74-72=146) ... Tied for 25th at the Squire Creek Invitational (77-72-73=222) ... Shot a season-low round of 71 at both the Sam Hall Intercollegiate and the Rice Intercollegiate. Scores 75-74-73=222 72-76-73=221 78-71-77=226 78-76-82=236 77-76-78=231 78-75-76=229 79-78-78=235 74-81-78=233 78-82-81=241 80-79-84=243 2317 Avg. 77.2 Par +9 +5 +13 +20 +15 +13 +19 +17 +25 +27 +5 Rank W-L t 51st/87 36-50 t 18th/75 57-17 t 9th/55 46-8 t 46th/72 26-45 t 56th/80 24-55 t 65th/85 20-64 t 71st/84 13-70 t 42nd/61 19-41 72nd/75 3-71 49th/50 1-48 - 245-469 2011-12 Dates Tournament 9/12-13/11 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 9/19-20/11 UTA Waterchase Invitational 10/3-4/11 Squire Creek Invitational 10/17-18/11 David Toms Intercollegiate 2/20-21/12 Rice Intercollegiate 3/11-13/12 Argent Financial Classic 3/31-4/1/12 LSU National Invitation SEASON TOTALS Scores 74-71-73=218 74-72=146 77-72-73=222 77-82-80=239 71-76-77=224 76-76-78=230 79-77-78=234 1513 Avg. 75.7 Par +5 +2 +6 +23 +8 +14 +18 +4 Rank W-L t 41st/84 43-40 t 17th/100 83-16 t 25th/75 50-24 60th/60 0-59 t 46th/81 35-45 45th/56 11-44 54th/66 12-53 - 234-281 2010-11 Dates Tournament 9/14/10 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 9/21/10 UTA/Waterchase Invitational 10/5/10 Squire Creek Invitational 10/19/10 David Toms Intercollegiate 2/21/11 Rice Intercollegiate 3/13/11 Bulldog Classic 4/11/11 Jim West Intercollegiate by Dell 5/2/11 WAC Championships SEASON TOTALS Scores 67-73-73=213 75-76-71=222 78-73-72=223 77-79-77=233 78-73-70=221 70-80-74=224 72-76-75=223 74-77-79=230 1789 Avg. 74.5 Par E +6 +7 +17 +5 +8 +7 +14 +3 Rank W-L t 20th/86 66-19 t 43rd/100 0-0 t 12th/69 57-11 t 68th/78 10-67 t 37th/81 44-36 t 21st/68 47-20 t 19th/84 65-18 t 22nd/45 23-2 - 312-192 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G 2010-11: Became the first LA Tech golfer to ever be named the WAC Freshman of the Year ... Earned Academic All-WAC honors ... Competed in eight of the 11 events during the year ... Helped lead Tech to two team titles during the season as the Bulldogs captured the Squire Creek Invitational and the Jim West Intercollegiate ...Recorded a 74.54 scoring average in 24 rounds of golf ... Six of his 24 rounds were even par or better ... Registered three Top 20 finishes during the year ... Opened his college career by shooting a four-under-par 67 in the first round of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 12th at the Squire Creek Invitational (78-73-72=223) ... Tied for 19th at the Jim West Intercollegiate (72-7675=221) ... Tied for 20th at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (67-73-73=213). 2012-13 Dates Tournament 9/10-11/12 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 10/1-2/12 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate 10/10/12 David Toms Intercollegiate 10/23/12 Pinetree Intercollegiate 2/19/13 Mobile Bay Intercollegiate 2/22-24/13 Bayou City Championships 3/4-5/13 Louisiana Classics 3/11-12/13 Argent Financial Classic 4/1-2/13 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate 4/29-5/1/13 WAC Championships SEASON TOTALS G O L F High School: Lettered four years on the varsity golf team at Frisco Wakeland High School in Texas for coach Casey Wohlers ... Helped lead the Wolverines to the District 9-4A title in 2007 and 2008 ... Led the team to a runner-up finish at the State Preview 3A in 2008 ... Won six high school titles in just over three years ... In four fall tournaments this year, he recorded three top 5 finishes and one win ... Recorded seven top 10 finishes in 10 Legends Junior Tour Tournaments in 2009 ... Was the 2007 regional medalist (69-71) ... Was the 2008 State Preview runner up (72-76) ... Was the 2008 District 9-4A champion (71-67) ... Was the 2009 Big Burrito Challenge champion (75-69) ... Other Golf Experience: Was the 2005 Northern Texas Professional Golferâ€™s Association (NTPGA) Tour Championship winner ... Named the 2005 NTPGA Player of the Year ... Also captured the 2006 D.A. Weibring Junior Classic championship, the 2008 Texas Cup championships, the 2009 NTPGA Tour championship and was named the 2009 NTPGA Masters Tour Player of the Year. Personal: Full name is Jack Stuart Lempke II ... Son of Sara and Jack Lempke ... Has one sister, Maria ... Is ranked in the Top 5 percent of his class ... Is a National Honor Society member ... Born Dec. 10, 1991. Career Stats Season Round Strokes Low Rnd Avg 2010-11 24 1789 67 74.5 2011-12 20 1513 71 75.7 2012-13 30 2317 71 77.2 Totals 74 5619 67 75.9 31 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com TRAVIS WILLMORE 6-1 | Sr. | 3L Alexandria, La. (Holy Savior Menard HS) 2012-13 All-WAC First Team 2012-13 All-Louisiana Second Team 2012-13 Academic All-WAC 2011-12 Academic All-WAC B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F 2012-13: Named first team All-WAC ... Earned Academic All-WAC honors ... Named second team all-state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Competed in all 11 events during the season ... Led Tech with a 74.0 scoring average in 33 rounds ... Recorded four top 10 finishes and six top 20 finishes ... Captured the individual title at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (70-68-68=206), overcoming a four shot deficit over the final eight holes ... His 10-under-par 206 was the lowest score by a Bulldog golfer in more than 20 years ... Tied for fourth at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (72-69-69=210) ... Tied for sixth at the David Toms Intercollegiate (73-75-77=225) ... Tied for seventh at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championships (73-71-72=216) ... Tied for 17th at the Louisiana Classics (74-7372=219) ... Tied for 20th at the Argent Financial Classic (75-70-78=223). 2011-12: Earned Academic All-WAC honors ... Was one of two Bulldogs to compete in all 11 tournaments during the season ... Recorded a 74.7 scoring average in 32 rounds ... Registered six rounds of even par or better ... Recorded a pair of Top 10 finishes ... Finished second at the Memphis Intercollegiate (70-75-73=218), the top finish of his career and the top individual finish for any Tech player in 2011-12 ... Tied for sixth at the UTA Waterchase Invitational (70-74=144) ... Tied for 21st at the LSU National Invitation (76-73-74=223). 2012-13 Dates Tournament Scores Par 9/10-11/12 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 72-69-69=210 -3 10/1-2/12 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate 70-68-68=206 -10 10/10/12 David Toms Intercollegiate 73-75-77=225 +12 10/23/12 Pinetree Intercollegiate 77-75-78=230 +14 2/19/13 Mobile Bay Intercollegiate 87-75-73=235 +19 2/22-24/13 Bayou City Championships 71-74-76=221 +5 3/4-5/13 Louisiana Classics 74-73-72=219 +3 3/11-12/13 Argent Financial Classic 75-70-78=223 +7 4/1-2/13 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate 76-76-71=223 +7 4/8-9/13 Old Waverly Collegiate Championships 73-71-72=216 E 4/29-5/1/13 WAC Championships 79-79-76=234 +18 SEASON TOTALS 2442 Avg. 74.0 +2 Rank W-L t 4th/87 83-3 1st/75 74-0 t 6th/55 49-5 t 27th/72 45-26 67th/80 13-66 t 31st/85 54-30 t 17th/84 67-16 t 20th/61 41-19 t 27th/75 48-26 t 7th/78 71-6 t 33rd/50 17-32 - 562-229 2011-12 Dates Tournament Scores Par Rank W-L 9/12-13/11 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 72-70-76=218 +5 t 41st/84 43-40 9/19-20/11 UTA Waterchase Invitational 70-74=144 E t 6th/100 94-5 10/3-4/11 Squire Creek Invitational 72-81-71=224 +8 t 32nd/75 43-31 10/17-18/11 David Toms Intercollegiate 74-78-74=226 +10 t 39th/60 21-38 2/13-14/12 UTSA Oak Hills Invitational 74-73-73=220 +4 t 25th/83 58-24 2/20-21/12 Rice Intercollegiate 75-75-72=222 +6 t 32nd/81 49-31 3/11-13/12 Argent Financial Classic 75-76-73=224 +8 31st/56 25-30 3/16-17/12 Border Olympics 78-77-73=228 +12 t 42nd/89 47-41 3/31-4/1/12 LSU National Invitation 76-73-74=223 +7 t 21st/66 45-20 4/9-10/12 Memphis Intercollegiate 70-75-73=218 +2 2nd/69 67-1 4/30-5/2/12 WAC Championships 85-80-77=242 +26 t 38th/40 2-37 SEASON TOTALS 2389 Avg. 74 +3 - 494-298 2010-11 Dates Tournament Scores Par Rank W-L 10/5/10 Squire Creek Invitational 82-71-85=238 +22 48th/69 21-47 2/21/11 Rice Intercollegiate 76-79-76=231 +15 71st/81 10-70 3/13/11 Bulldog Classic 78-71-73=222 +6 t 15th/68 53-14 SEASON TOTALS 691 Avg. 76.8 +5 - 84-131 2010-11: Competed in three events during the season ... Helped lead Tech to two team titles during the season as the Bulldogs captured the Squire Creek Invitational and the Jim West Intercollegiate ... Recorded a 76.77 scoring average in nine rounds of golf ... His best performance of the year was a 15th place finish at the Bulldog Classic (78-71-73=222) ... Also shot a one-under-par 71 in the second round of the Squire Creek Invitational. High School: Lettered on the varsity for coach Randy Wilmore (father) for four years at Holy Savior Menard ... Was the state runner-up at the Class 2A level as a sophomore while leading the team to the state title ... Was the regional champion as a sophomore ... Finished in the top five at state as both a junior and senior ... Led the team to third in state as a junior and senior while being named team MVP ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Won the 2008 Louisiana Golf Association State Junior Tournament ... Qualified for the US Junior Amateur in the summer of 2009 ... Tied for 15th at the American Junior Golf Association Stars of Texas Junior Tournament in the summer of 2009 ... Won three tournaments on the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour during the past few years. Personal: Full name is Travis Hammett Wilmore ... Son of Randy and Susan Wilmore ... Has one brother, Thomas ... Born Nov. 15, 1991 in Alexandria, La. Career Stats Season Round Strokes Low Rnd Avg 2010-11 9 691 71 76.8 2011-12 32 2389 70 74.7 2012-13 33 2442 68 74.0 Totals 74 5522 68 74.6 32 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech VICTOR LANGE 5-9 | So. | 1L Johannesburg, South Africa (Leeuwhenhof College) 2012-13 All-WAC First Team 2012-13 All-Louisiana First Team 2012-13: Named first team all-WAC ... Named first team all-state by the LSWA ... Named the WAC Golfer of the Month (September) ... Played in all 11 tournaments as a true freshman ... Recorded a 74.1 scoring average in 33 rounds ... Ranked second on the team in scoring average ... Recorded six Top 10 finishes ... Won his very first collegiate event as he captured the individual title at the at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (68-6770=205) ... Tied for fifth at the 2013 WAC Championships (70-77-76=223) ... Tied for eighth at the Bayou City Championship (69-73-72=214) ... Tied for 10th at the Argent Financial Classic (72-72-76=220) ... Tied for 10th at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate (72-74-69=214) ... Tied for 10th at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championships (69-74-74=217) ... Tied for 15th at the Pinetree Intercollegiate (79-77-70=226). 2011-12 Dates Tournament Scores Par Rank W-L 9/12-13/11 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 72-70-76=218 +5 t 41st/84 43-40 9/19-20/11 UTA Waterchase Invitational 70-74=144 E t 6th/100 94-5 10/3-4/11 Squire Creek Invitational 72-81-71=224 +8 t 32nd/75 43-31 10/17-18/11 David Toms Intercollegiate 74-78-74=226 +10 t 39th/60 21-38 2/13-14/12 UTSA Oak Hills Invitational 74-73-73=220 +4 t 25th/83 58-24 2/20-21/12 Rice Intercollegiate 75-75-72=222 +6 t 32nd/81 49-31 3/11-13/12 Argent Financial Classic 75-76-73=224 +8 31st/56 25-30 3/16-17/12 Border Olympics 78-77-73=228 +12 t 42nd/89 47-41 3/31-4/1/12 LSU National Invitation 76-73-74=223 +7 t 21st/66 45-20 4/9-10/12 Memphis Intercollegiate 70-75-73=218 +2 2nd/69 67-1 4/30-5/2/12 WAC Championships 85-80-77=242 +26 t 38th/40 2-37 SEASON TOTALS 2389 Avg. 74 +3 - 494-298 2010-11 Dates Tournament Scores Par Rank W-L 10/5/10 Squire Creek Invitational 82-71-85=238 +22 48th/69 21-47 2/21/11 Rice Intercollegiate 76-79-76=231 +15 71st/81 10-70 3/13/11 Bulldog Classic 78-71-73=222 +6 t 15th/68 53-14 SEASON TOTALS 691 Avg. 76.8 +5 - 84-131 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G High School: Won the South African Under 19 Match Play Championship in 2011 at Maccauvlei Golf Course ... Previous winners of this event include Trevor Immelman, Tim Clarke and Charl Schwartzel ... Finished second in the Under 19 Stroke Play event preceding the match play event ... Finished second at the 2012 Northern Open Stroke Play event held at Randpark Golf Club, shooting 69, 68, 71 and 69 ... This is one of the oldest and most prestigious events in South Africa ... It is considered the third most important after the Amateur Strokeplay and Matchplay Championships ...Also played provincial golf for Central Gauteng Union (the strongest union in South Africa) since age 12 and represented the union in all age groups ... Represented the South African Golf Union at the Jakarta Junior Golf Championships in 2011 ... Named the Gauteng Province Junior Golfer of the Year in 2011. G O L F Personal: Full name is Victor Stephen Lange ... Parents are Richard and Suzette Lange ... Born Sept. 21, 1993 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Career Stats Season Round Strokes Low Rnd Avg 2010-11 9 691 71 76.8 2011-12 32 2389 70 74.7 2012-13 33 2442 68 74.0 Totals 74 5522 68 74.6 2012-13 Dates Tournament Scores Par 9/10-11/12 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 72-69-69=210 -3 10/1-2/12 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate 70-68-68=206 -10 10/10/12 David Toms Intercollegiate 73-75-77=225 +12 10/23/12 Pinetree Intercollegiate 77-75-78=230 +14 2/19/13 Mobile Bay Intercollegiate 87-75-73=235 +19 2/22-24/13 Bayou City Championships 71-74-76=221 +5 3/4-5/13 Louisiana Classics 74-73-72=219 +3 3/11-12/13 Argent Financial Classic 75-70-78=223 +7 4/1-2/13 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate 76-76-71=223 +7 4/8-9/13 Old Waverly Collegiate Championships 73-71-72=216 E 4/29-5/1/13 WAC Championships 79-79-76=234 +18 SEASON TOTALS 2442 Avg. 74.0 +2 Rank W-L t 4th/87 83-3 1st/75 74-0 t 6th/55 49-5 t 27th/72 45-26 67th/80 13-66 t 31st/85 54-30 t 17th/84 67-16 t 20th/61 41-19 t 27th/75 48-26 t 7th/78 71-6 t 33rd/50 17-32 - 562-229 33 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com BRANDON NEWTON 5-7 | So. | 1L Ruston, La. (Cedar Creek HS) 2012-13 Academic All-WAC B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F 2012-13: Earned Academic all-WAC honors ... Competed in seven events during the season ... Registered a 78.8 scoring average in 20 rounds of golf ... Finished tied for 46th at the Argent Financial Classic (83-76-76=235) ... Shot a low round of 75 at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate. High School: Lettered five years for coaches Scott Sills, Kyle Hill and Eddie Moss at Cedar Creek High School ... Won the Louisiana Class A individual title four straight years (freshman through senior) while leading Cedar Creek to the team title all four years ... 4-time all-state and all-region ... Won the Jason Moss Award as a junior ... Named academic all-state Class A as a senior ... Finished first at regionals in 2009 and 2010, second in 2011 and third in 2012 ... Won the Tournament of Champions at Tamahka Trails (Marksville, La.) in 2011 which features the top five finishers in each class at the state meet ... Featured in SI.comâ€™s Faces in the Crowd. Personal: Full name is Brandon Layne Newton ... Son of Joe and Tina Newton ... Has one brother, Logan ... Born March 21, 1994 in West Monroe, La. Career Stats Season Round Strokes Low Rnd Avg 2012-13 20 1576 75 78.8 Totals 20 1576 75 78.8 12-13 Dates Tournament Scores 9/10-11/12 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 79-76-77=232 10/1-2/12 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate 82-81-81=244 2/19/13 Mobile Bay Intercollegiate 80-76-0=156 3/4-5/13 Louisiana Classics 78-80-80=238 3/11-12/13 Argent Financial Classic 83-76-76=235 4/1-2/13 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate 75-81-79=235 4/8-9/13 Old Waverly Collegiate Championships 77-82-77=236 SEASON TOTALS 1576 Avg. 78.8 Par Rank +19 79th/87 +28 t 65th/75 +12 +22 78th/84 +19 t 46th/61 +19 64th/75 +20 t 68th/78 +7 - W-L 8-78 10-64 0-0 6-77 15-45 11-63 10-67 60-394 34 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech BEN ROBINSON 6-0 | So. | 1L Droitwich, England (Stowe School) 2012-13: Played in all 11 tournaments during his freshman season ... Recorded a 78.5 scoring average in 33 rounds ... Recorded three rounds of par or better ... Registered one top 20 performance ... Finished tied for 15th at the Pinetree Intercollegiate (70-76-80=226) ... Tied for 23rd at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (75-72-75=222). B U L L D O G College (High School): Attends Stowe School in Buckinghamshire ... Ranks second in age group at Faldo Series World Final, Northern Ireland ... Won the UK Faldo Series Championship -- Holinwell eagling the sixth playoff hole to qualify for final ... Finished the year 40th on English Golf Union Junior OOM (5th best U16) ... Had two other top 25 finishes in R&A (Royal and Ancient Golf Club) World Golf Amateur ranking events (Welsh Open Youths and Midland Open Amateur) ... Member of English Golf Union Midland Regional Squad and the Worcestershire Menâ€™s Squad .... (2010): Won the South Staffordshire Junior Championship ... Unbeaten for Stowe School in Gerald Micklem Trophy ... Finished four at the Worcestershire Boys Amateur ... Member of EGU Midland Regional Squad ... (2009): Finished third at the UK Schools Tournament ... Was a quarterfinalist in West of England Amateur and St. Andrews Boys Championship ... Finished third in the Midland Junior Champion of Champions... Member of EGU Midland Regional Squad. 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Personal: Son of Jeremy and Fiona Robinson ... Has one brother, Tom ... His father was a European Tour member from 1987 through 2002 ... Father played collegiately at Florida State and both his father and grandfather played on the Walker Cup (his grandfather was a Walker Cup captain) ... Born Sep. 21, 1995 in Worcester, England. 2012-13 Dates Tournament Scores 9/10-11/12 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 73-72-74=219 10/1-2/12 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate 75-72-75=222 10/10/12 David Toms Intercollegiate 82-83-90=255 10/23/12 Pinetree Intercollegiate 70-76-80=226 2/19/13 Mobile Bay Intercollegiate 81-81-75=237 2/22-24/13 Bayou City Championships 81-70-80=231 3/4-5/13 Louisiana Classics 91-84-80=255 3/11-12/13 Argent Financial Classic 74-74-82=230 4/1-2/13 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate 78-75-78=231 4/8-9/13 Old Waverly Collegiate Championships 82-79-85=246 4/29-5/1/13 WAC Championships 80-77-83=240 SEASON TOTALS 2592 Avg. 78.5 Par +6 +6 +42 +10 +21 +15 +39 +14 +15 +30 +24 +7 G O L F Career Stats Season Round Strokes Low Rnd Avg 2012-13 33 2592 70 78.5 Totals 33 2592 70 78.5 Rank W-L t 40th/87 47-39 t 23rd/75 52-22 53rd/55 2-52 t 15th/72 57-14 t 72nd/80 8-71 70th/85 15-69 84th/84 0-83 t 32nd/61 29-31 t 59th/75 16-58 75th/78 3-74 45th/50 5-44 - 234-557 35 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com CHUCK SPEARS 6-2 | So. | TR Pineville, La. (LSU) B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F 2012-13 (LSU): Made two tournament appearances while competing as an individual ... Tied for 39th place in his collegiate debut at the 2012 David Toms Intercollegiate held at the University Club in Baton Rouge ... Posted a 54-hole score of 26-over par 242 to tie for 39th place at the David Toms Intercollegiate ... Carded a season-low 6-over 78 in the final round at the David Toms Intercollegiate ... Tied for 30th place at the 2013 South Alabama Individual Tournament held at Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Club in Mobile, Ala. ... Recorded a season-low tournament score in relation to par at 17-over 159 in two rounds in the event ... Carded a tournament-best 7-over 78 in the first round in Mobile ... Ended the season with a scoring average of 80.2 strokes per round in five rounds played on the year. High School: Was the No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2012 ... Was also the No. 58-ranked recruit in the country for the Class of 2012 and the nation’s No. 109-ranked recruit regardless of class by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard at the time of his signing ... A backto-back Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Champion following tournament wins in 2010 and 2011 ... Fired a 2-under par 214 in three rounds to capture his first LGA Junior Amateur title at Ellendale Country Club in Houma, La. ... Posted rounds of 2-over 74, 3-under 69 and 1-under 71 to win the 2010 LGA Junior Amateur Championship ... Defended his crown in 2011 by firing an tournamentrecord 54-hole score of 12-under par 204 at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Zachary, La. ... Carded rounds of 5-under 67, 1-under 71 and 6-under 66 to finish five shots clear of the field in his win at the 2011 LGA Junior Amateur Championship ... Is only the third repeat champion in the 54-year history of Louisiana’s premier junior championship ... A standout performer as a member of the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour ... Has captured six AJGT tournament titles over the past two seasons ... Won back-to-back individual titles at the AJGT Links on the Bayou Junior Classic held at Links on the Bayou Country Club in Alexandria, La., in 2010 and 2011 ... Fired winning scores of 9-under 135 and 4-under 140 in two wins at the Links on the Bayou Junior Classic ... Has won titles at the AJGT Coca-Cola Stroke Play Championship and AJGT Father’s Day Extravaganza at Le Triomphe during the 2011 season ... Won his first two AJGT championships at the Oak Wing Junior Classic and Alexandria Country Club Junior Classic during the 2010 campaign ... Posted a scoring average of 69.3 strokes per round in his six AJGT victories ... Is a four-year letterwinner during his prep career at Alexandria Senior High School ... Won the Class 4A state title by five shots as a sophomore at Alexandria Senior High School. Personal: Full name is Charles Ray Spears, Jr. ... Son of Tonya McCormick and Charles Spears, Sr. ... Has one brother named Tremaine Spears ... Born on June 16, 1994. 36 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech PRESTON HAYDEN 6-0 | R-Fr. | TR 6-0 | Fr. | HS STANDLEY Plano, Texas (North Texas) 2012-13 (North Texas): Redshirted year, did not play. High School: Was ranked by Golfweek as high as the second-best player in the state of Texas in 2010 and No. 88 in the class of 2012 in the country ... Was the 2011 District 8-5A District Champion and a 2011 All-State selection ... Was a three-time all-district selection and the two-time Plano West Player of the Year ... Recorded a pair of top-20 finishes in AJGA events in 2010 and three top-fiveâ€™s in Texas junior events ... Was ranked inside the top-five juniors in the state of Texas from the age of 9 to 17 and was ranked No. 58 in the world during his junior year of high school. Personal: Preston Standley ... Born on May 8, 1994. FREDERICK Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield HS) High School: Lettered four years for coach Trampas Wilson at Mansfield High School in Texas ... Helped lead the Tigers to district championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and the Texas Class 5A state title in 2011 ... Named first team all-district as a senior ... Named second team all-state as a senior ... Finished as the district runner-up in individuals in 2012 ... As a senior, he finished fourth (out of 50) at the Fall Cup, seventh (out of 120) at the Denton Invitational, ninth (out of 120) at the Fall State Preview and 14th (out of 260) at the Bart Granger ... Was the runner-up at the 2010 Ft. Worth City Championship ... Finished sixth out of 96 competitors at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Association Tour Championship ... Was the qualifier winner at the 2012 American Junior Golf Association Goodman Networks at Traditions. Personal: Son of Ned and Cathy Frederick ... Has one sister, Brooke, and one brother, Corbin ... Born Nov. 10, 1994 in Arlington, Texas. G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G 37 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com MITCHELL JOHN LEWIS 6-1 | Fr. | HS 6-0 | Fr. | HS HADDOX Ruston, La. (Ruston HS) High School: Lettered four years for coach Hoff Schooler at Ruston High School ... Led the Bearcats to the regional championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Named all-state as a senior ... Finished 12 at the Louisiana Class 5A state tournament held at Copper Mill ... Finished 13th at the 2012 American Junior Golf Association at Steelwood presented by AT&T which included a final round 66 (low round of the entire event) ... Finished 18th at the 2012 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open (AJGA event) ... Finished 25th at the 2012 David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior ... Finished 23rd at the 2012 Under Armour/Vicky Hurst Championship ... Finished 9th at the 2012 Match Play Junior Classic. Personal: Full name is Robert Mitchell Haddox ... Son of Greg and Debbie Haddox ... Has one sister, Whitney, and one brother, Lamar ... Born March 21, 1995 in Shreveport, La. SAMS Coushatta, La. (Riverdale Academy) High School: Lettered four years for coach Steve Weir at Riverdale Academy ... Has been a member of the high school golf team since his fifth grade year ... Helped lead the Rebels to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) South A championship in 2008, 2010 and 2011 ... Led the program to the MAIS Class 2A State title in 2011 while also winning the individual state title ... Was the state individual runnerup in 2012 ... Won 15 of the 23 tournament in which he competed in high school, and finished under par in 10 of them ... Captured the 2012 Texas PGA tournament at Holly Tree ... Won the Texas Junior Golf Tour 2012 Tyler Rose Major Championship ... Finished sixth at the American Junior Golf Association 2012 David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior ... Finished eighth at the 2012 AJGA Music City Junior ... Placed 1st, 2nd and 4th in AGJA qualifiers ... Ranked in the top 300 in the nation on the Junior Golf Scoreboard in the summer of 2012 ... Also lettered in basketball and track and field at Riverdale Academy. B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F Personal: Full name is John Lewis Sams ... Son of Lewis and Laura Sams ... Has one sister, Hanna ... Born Aug. 29, 1994 in Shreveport, La. 38 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech TV/RADIO ROSTER Hayden Frederick Mitchell Haddox Fr./HS Mansfield, Texas Sr./3L Frisco, Texas Ben Robinson So./1L Ruston, La. John Lewis Sams So./1L Droitwich, England Fr./HS Coushatta, La. G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Brandon Newton So./1L Johannesburg, South Africa B U L L D O G Jack Lempke Fr./HS Ruston, La. Victor Lange Chuck Spears So./TR Pineville, La. Preston Standley R-Fr./TR Plano, Texas Travis Willmore Sr./3L Alexandria, La. Jeff Parks 39 Head Coach @LATechGolf LATechSports.com B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F 2012-13 Louisiana Tech 2012-13 Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Team Results (Dec 09, 2013) Tournament Results 40 9/10-11/2012 -- Sam Hall Intercollegiate Hattiesburg CC -- Hattiesburg, Miss. Par 71, 6882 yards -- 15 teams, 87 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 288 282 Victor Lange 68 67 Travis Wilmore 72 69 Ben Robinson 73 72 Jack Lempke 75 74 Sam Forgan 77 78 Brandon Newton# 79 76 281 70 69 74 73 69 77 851 205 210 219 222 224 232 -1 -8 -3 +6 +9 +11 +19 4th 1st t-4th t-40th t-51st t-60th 79th 10/1-2/2012 -- Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Squire Creek CC -- Choudrant, LA Par 72, 7105 yards -- 14 teams, 75 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 298 289 Travis Wilmore 70 68 Sam Forgan 76 72 Jack Lempke# 72 76 Ben Robinson 75 72 Victor Lange 77 77 Chandler Vilcheck 77 84 Brandon Newton# 82 81 289 68 71 73 75 75 75 81 876 206 219 221 222 229 236 244 +12 -10 +3 +5 +6 +13 +20 +28 3rd 1st t-13th t-18th t-23rd t-42nd t-56th t-65th 10/10/2012 -- David Toms Intercollegiate University Club -- Baton Rouge, La Par 71 -- 9 teams, 55 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 302 301 Travis Wilmore 73 75 Jack Lempke 78 71 Victor Lange 75 75 Sam Forgan 76 80 Ben Robinson 82 83 Chandler Vilcheck# 90 wd 317 77 77 83 80 90 wd 920 225 226 233 236 255 +68 +12 +13 +20 +23 +42 5th t-6th t-9th t-22nd t-28th 53rd 10/23/2012 -- Pinetree Intercollegiate Pinetree CC -- Kennesaw, Georgia Par 72, 7108 yards -- 12 teams, 72 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 300 297 Sam Forgan 75 70 Victor Lange 79 77 Ben Robinson 70 76 Travis Wilmore 77 75 Jack Lempke 78 76 Chandler Vilcheck# 86 80 305 77 70 80 78 82 86 902 222 226 226 230 236 252 +38 +6 +10 +10 +14 +20 +36 3rd t-6th t-15th t-15th t-27th t-46th 71st 2/19/2013 -- Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Magnolia Grove GC -- Mobile, Ala. Par 72, 7212 yards -- 16 teams, 80 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 308 306 Sam Forgan 72 74 Jack Lempke 77 76 Victor Lange 78 83 Travis Wilmore 87 75 Ben Robinson 81 81 Brandon Newton# 80 76 295 76 78 71 73 75 0 909 222 231 232 235 237 +45 +6 +15 +16 +19 +21 13th t-27th t-56th t-59th 67th t-72nd 874 214 215 221 229 231 +10 -2 -1 +5 +13 +15 4th t-8th t-11th t-31st t-65th 70th 2/22-24/2013 -- Bayou City Championships Redstone GC -- Houston, Texas Par 72, 6963 yards -- 15 teams, 85 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 291 287 296 Victor Lange 69 73 72 Sam Forgan 73 70 72 Travis Wilmore 71 74 76 Jack Lempke 78 75 76 Ben Robinson 81 70 80 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech 2012-13 Louisiana Tech 2011-12 Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Team Results (Dec 09, 2013) Tournament Results +52 +3 +15 +15 +19 +22 +39 14th t-17th t-59th t-59th t-71st 78th 84th 3/11-12/2013 -- Argent Financial Classic Squire Creek CC -- Choudrant, La. Par 72, 7105 yards -- 11 teams, 61 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 295 288 Victor Lange 72 72 Sam Forgan 76 72 Travis Wilmore 75 70 Ben Robinson 74 74 Jack Lempke 74 81 Brandon Newton# 83 76 307 76 75 78 82 78 76 890 220 223 223 230 233 235 +26 +4 +7 +7 +14 +17 +19 3rd t-10th t-20th t-20th t-32nd t-42nd t-46th 4/1-2/2013 -- BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Reunion Golf and Country Club -- Madison, Miss. Par 72, 7416 yards -- 14 teams, 75 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 301 303 292 Victor Lange 72 74 69 Travis Wilmore 76 76 71 Sam Forgan 75 78 74 Ben Robinson 78 75 78 Brandon Newton# 75 81 79 Jack Lempke 78 82 81 896 215 223 227 231 235 241 +32 -1 +7 +11 +15 +19 +25 11th t-10th t-27th t-45th t-59th 64th 72nd 4/8-9/2013 -- Old Waverly Collegiate Championships Old Waverly GC -- West Point, Miss. Par 72, 7088 yards -- 14 teams, 78 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 299 298 297 894 Travis Wilmore 73 71 72 216 Victor Lange 69 74 74 217 Sam Forgan 80 74 74 228 Brandon Newton 77 82 77 236 Ben Robinson 82 79 85 246 +30 E +1 +12 +20 +30 10th t-7th t-10th 43rd t-68th 75th 4/29-5/1/2013 -- WAC Championships Rio Secco GC -- Henderson, Nevada Par 72, 7313 yards -- 10 teams, 50 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 305 310 Victor Lange 70 77 Travis Wilmore 79 79 Sam Forgan 76 77 Ben Robinson 80 77 Jack Lempke 80 79 +69 +7 +18 +20 +24 +27 10th t-5th t-33rd t-38th 45th 49th 318 76 76 83 83 84 933 223 234 236 240 243 G O L F 916 219 231 231 235 238 255 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 304 72 78 76 78 80 80 B U L L D O G 3/4-5/2013 -- Louisiana Classics Oakbourne CC -- Lafayette, La. Par 72, 6898 yards -- 14 teams, 84 players Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 303 309 Travis Wilmore 74 73 Sam Forgan 74 79 Victor Lange 76 79 Jack Lempke 79 78 Brandon Newton# 78 80 Ben Robinson 91 84 41 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com 2012-13 Louisiana Tech 2012-13 Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Individual Results (Dec 09, 2013) Individual Results B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F Sam Forgan Tournament Dates Sam Hall Intercollegiate Jim Rivers Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Pinetree Intercollegiate Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Bayou City Championships Louisiana Classics Argent Financial Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Old Waverly Collegiate Championships WAC Championships SEASON TOTALS 9/10-11/2012 10/1-2/2012 10/10/2012 10/23/2012 2/19/2013 2/22-24/2013 3/4-5/2013 3/11-12/2013 4/1-2/2013 4/8-9/2013 4/29-5/1/2013 Rnds Scores 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33 77-78-69=224 76-72-71=219 76-80-80=236 75-70-77=222 72-74-76=222 73-70-72=215 74-79-78=231 76-72-75=223 75-78-74=227 80-74-74=228 76-77-83=236 2483 Avg. 75.2 Par Rank W-L +11 +3 +23 +6 +6 -1 +15 +7 +11 +12 +20 +3 t 60th/87 t 13th/75 t 28th/55 t 6th/72 t 27th/80 t 11th/85 t 59th/84 t 20th/61 t 45th/75 43rd/78 t 38th/50 - 27-59 62-12 27-27 66-5 53-26 74-10 25-58 41-19 30-44 35-42 12-37 452-339 Victor Lange Tournament Dates Sam Hall Intercollegiate Jim Rivers Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Pinetree Intercollegiate Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Bayou City Championships Louisiana Classics Argent Financial Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Old Waverly Collegiate Championships WAC Championships SEASON TOTALS 9/10-11/2012 10/1-2/2012 10/10/2012 10/23/2012 2/19/2013 2/22-24/2013 3/4-5/2013 3/11-12/2013 4/1-2/2013 4/8-9/2013 4/29-5/1/2013 Rnds Scores 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33 68-67-70=205 77-77-75=229 75-75-83=233 79-77-70=226 78-83-71=232 69-73-72=214 76-79-76=231 72-72-76=220 72-74-69=215 69-74-74=217 70-77-76=223 2445 Avg. 74.1 Par Rank W-L -8 +13 +20 +10 +16 -2 +15 +4 -1 +1 +7 +2 1st/87 t 42nd/75 t 22nd/55 t 15th/72 t 59th/80 t 8th/85 t 59th/84 t 10th/61 t 10th/75 t 10th/78 t 5th/50 - 86-0 33-41 33-21 57-14 21-58 77-7 25-58 51-9 65-9 68-9 45-4 561-230 Jack Lempke Tournament Dates Sam Hall Intercollegiate Jim Rivers Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Pinetree Intercollegiate Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Bayou City Championships Louisiana Classics Argent Financial Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate WAC Championships SEASON TOTALS 9/10-11/2012 10/1-2/2012 10/10/2012 10/23/2012 2/19/2013 2/22-24/2013 3/4-5/2013 3/11-12/2013 4/1-2/2013 4/29-5/1/2013 Rnds Scores 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30 75-74-73=222 72-76-73=221 78-71-77=226 78-76-82=236 77-76-78=231 78-75-76=229 79-78-78=235 74-81-78=233 78-82-81=241 80-79-84=243 2317 Avg. 77.2 Par Rank W-L +9 +5 +13 +20 +15 +13 +19 +17 +25 +27 +5 t 51st/87 t 18th/75 t 9th/55 t 46th/72 t 56th/80 t 65th/85 t 71st/84 t 42nd/61 72nd/75 49th/50 - 36-50 57-17 46-8 26-45 24-55 20-64 13-70 19-41 3-71 1-48 245-469 Par Rank Brandon Newton 42 Tournament Dates Sam Hall Intercollegiate Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Louisiana Classics Argent Financial Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate LATechSports.com Old Waverly Collegiate Championships SEASON TOTALS 9/10-11/2012 10/1-2/2012 2/19/2013 3/4-5/2013 3/11-12/2013 4/1-2/2013 4/8-9/2013 Rnds Scores 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 20 79-76-77=232 82-81-81=244 80-76-0=156 78-80-80=238 83-76-76=235 75-81-79=235 77-82-77=236 1576 Avg. 78.8 +19 79th/87 +28 t 65th/75 +12 +22 78th/84 +19 t 46th/61 +19 64th/75 #WeAreLATech +20 t 68th/78 +7 - W-L 8-78 10-64 0-0 6-77 15-45 11-63 10-67 60-394 Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Bayou City Championships Louisiana Classics Argent Financial Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate WAC Championships SEASON TOTALS 2/19/2013 2/22-24/2013 3/4-5/2013 3/11-12/2013 4/1-2/2013 4/29-5/1/2013 3 77-76-78=231 3 78-75-76=229 3 79-78-78=235 3 74-81-78=233 3 78-82-81=241 3 80-79-84=243 30Tech 2317 Avg. 77.2 Louisiana 2012-13 Individual Results +15 +13 +19 +17 +25 +27 +5 t 56th/80 t 65th/85 t 71st/84 t 42nd/61 72nd/75 49th/50 - 24-55 20-64 13-70 19-41 3-71 1-48 245-469 Brandon Newton Tournament Dates Sam Hall Intercollegiate Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Louisiana Classics Argent Financial Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Old Waverly Collegiate Championships SEASON TOTALS 9/10-11/2012 10/1-2/2012 2/19/2013 3/4-5/2013 3/11-12/2013 4/1-2/2013 4/8-9/2013 Rnds Scores 3 79-76-77=232 3 82-81-81=244 3 80-76-0=156 3 78-80-80=238 3 83-76-76=235 3 75-81-79=235 3 77-82-77=236 20 1576 Avg. 78.8 Louisiana Tech Par Rank W-L +19 +28 +12 +22 +19 +19 +20 +7 79th/87 t 65th/75 8-78 10-64 0-0 6-77 15-45 11-63 10-67 60-394 78th/84 t 46th/61 64th/75 t 68th/78 - 2012-13 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Individual Results (Dec 09, 2013) Ben Robinson 9/10-11/2012 10/1-2/2012 10/10/2012 10/23/2012 2/19/2013 2/22-24/2013 3/4-5/2013 3/11-12/2013 4/1-2/2013 4/8-9/2013 4/29-5/1/2013 Rnds Scores 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33 73-72-74=219 75-72-75=222 82-83-90=255 70-76-80=226 81-81-75=237 81-70-80=231 91-84-80=255 74-74-82=230 78-75-78=231 82-79-85=246 80-77-83=240 2592 Avg. 78.5 Par Rank W-L +6 +6 +42 +10 +21 +15 +39 +14 +15 +30 +24 +7 t 40th/87 t 23rd/75 53rd/55 t 15th/72 t 72nd/80 70th/85 84th/84 t 32nd/61 t 59th/75 75th/78 45th/50 - 47-39 52-22 2-52 57-14 8-71 15-69 0-83 29-31 16-58 3-74 5-44 234-557 Tournament Dates Jim Rivers Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Pinetree Intercollegiate SEASON TOTALS 10/1-2/2012 10/10/2012 10/23/2012 Rnds Scores 3 3 3 7 77-84-75=236 90--4--4=90 86-80-86=252 578 Avg. 82.6 Par Rank W-L +20 +19 +36 +11 t 56th/75 19-55 0-0 1-70 20-125 71st/72 - G O L F Chandler Vilcheck 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Dates Sam Hall Intercollegiate Jim Rivers Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Pinetree Intercollegiate Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Bayou City Championships Louisiana Classics Argent Financial Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Old Waverly Collegiate Championships WAC Championships SEASON TOTALS B U L L D O G Tournament Travis Wilmore Tournament Dates Sam Hall Intercollegiate Jim Rivers Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Pinetree Intercollegiate Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Bayou City Championships Louisiana Classics Argent Financial Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Old Waverly Collegiate Championships WAC Championships SEASON TOTALS 9/10-11/2012 10/1-2/2012 10/10/2012 10/23/2012 2/19/2013 2/22-24/2013 3/4-5/2013 3/11-12/2013 4/1-2/2013 4/8-9/2013 4/29-5/1/2013 Rnds Scores 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33 72-69-69=210 70-68-68=206 73-75-77=225 77-75-78=230 87-75-73=235 71-74-76=221 74-73-72=219 75-70-78=223 76-76-71=223 73-71-72=216 79-79-76=234 2442 Avg. 74.0 Par Rank W-L -3 -10 +12 +14 +19 +5 +3 +7 +7 E +18 +2 t 4th/87 1st/75 t 6th/55 t 27th/72 67th/80 t 31st/85 t 17th/84 t 20th/61 t 27th/75 t 7th/78 t 33rd/50 - 83-3 74-0 49-5 45-26 13-66 54-30 67-16 41-19 48-26 71-6 17-32 562-229 43 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com 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. 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. 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). G O L F 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 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 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. B U L L D O G 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. SUCCESS ON THE PLAYING FIELD Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation. 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 Women’s Basketball 48 NCAA Tournament appearances 43 WNIT appearances One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 Two WNIT semifinalists One WBI Champion 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. 44 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech 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. 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. 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 GOVERNANCE A PROUD HISTORY 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. G O L F 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. 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Conference USA has significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. B U L L D O G 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. 45 @LATechGolf LATechSports.com B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F All-Time Records 46 Top 25 Scoring Average (Single Season) Minimum 15 rounds Avg. Score Name Rounds 73.34 Matthew Harvey 32.00 73.46 Clinton Shepard 32.00 73.54 Sam Forgan 31.00 73.65 Preston Smith 31.00 73.70 Andre Prejean 30.00 73.72 Sam Forgan 32.00 73.91 Matthew Harvey 34.00 73.92 Cody Blankenship 24.00 74.00 Travis Wilmore 33.00 74.03 Derek Busby 36.00 74.09 Victor Lange 33.00 74.15 Amrith de Soysa 34.00 74.30 Ken Nicklas - 74.30 Billy Perot - 74.32 Derek Busby 31.00 74.41 Cody Santone 29.00 74.42 Cody Santone 32.00 74.47 Matthew Harvey 32.00 74.54 Jack Lempke 24.00 74.55 Jonathan Bale 29.00 74.57 Jonathan Bale 30.00 74.62 Cody Santone 26.00 74.63 Sean Richardson 30.00 74.65 Travis Wilmore 32.00 74.69 Jonathan Bale 26.00 Season 2007-08 2010-11 2010-11 2004-05 1997-98 2011-12 2006-07 2011-12 2012-13 2004-05 2012-13 2006-07 1975 1977 2006-07 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2010-11 2010-11 2009-10 2011-12 1997-98 2011-12 2011-12 Player Career: Wins Season Name Tournament 1958 Roy Nash Louisiana State Amateur Tournament 1960 Roy Pace Gulf States Conference Championships 1962 Roy Pace Gulf States Conference Championships 1975 Ken Nicklaus Indian Invitational 1976 Scott Morgan LA Tech Invitational 1977 Billy Perot NE LA Fall Golf Classic 1978 Billy Perot LA Tech Invitational 1980 John Dowdall Southland Conference 1983 Kirk Lauterbach UALR Spring Invitational 1993-94 Chad Dunaway 1997-98 Andre Prejean LA Tech Invitational 1997-98 Seane Richardson UT-Martin Tri State Classic 2000-01 Chris Baker Gulf Coast Collegiate Classic 2001-02 Jay Caserta 2004-05 Preston Smith LA Tech Invitational 2004-05 Preston Smith 2004-05 Derek Busby 2005-06 Trey McNeill Rice Intercollegiate 2007-08 Matthew Harvey LA Tech Invitational 2007-08 Amrith de Soysa Rice Intercollegiate 2012-13 Victor Lange Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2012-13 Travis Wilmore Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Player Season: Par or Better Rounds Par or Less Name Rounds Season 13 Victor Lange 33.00 2012-13 12 Andre Prejean 30.00 1997-98 12 Sam Forgan 31.00 2010-11 12 Sam Forgan 32.00 2011-12 11 Sean Richardson 30.00 1997-98 11 Preston Smith 31.00 2004-05 11 Amrith de Soysa 34.00 2006-07 11 Trey McNeill 31.00 2006-07 11 Matthew Harvey 32.00 2008-09 11 Cody Santone 33.00 2009-10 11 Clinton Shepard 32.00 2010-11 11 Travis Wilmore 33.00 2012-13 10 Derek Busby 31.00 2006-07 10 Jonathan Bale 26.00 2011-12 9 Derek Busby 32.00 2003-04 9 Derek Busby 36.00 2004-05 LATechSports.com 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 Corey Bartlett Matthew Harvey Matthew Harvey Jonathon Bale Cody Blankenship Cody Santone Cody Santone Sam Forgan Preston Smith Trey McNeill Amrith de Soysa Jonathon Bale Jack Lempke 37.00 34.00 32.00 30.00 24.00 29.00 26.00 33.00 32.00 36.00 33.00 29.00 20.00 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2011-12 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2003-04 2005-06 2007-08 2010-11 2011-12 Player Career: Par or Better Rounds Par or Less Name 35 Matthew Harvey 33 Sam Forgan 32 Cody Santone 29 Derek Busby 28 Amrith de Soysa 28 Jonathon Bale 21 Preston Smith 21 Corey Bartlett 20 Clinton Shepard 18 Trey McNeill 16 Seane Richardson 14 Andre Prejean 13 Victor Lange 12 Jack Lempke 10 Matt Jordan Seasons 2006-10 2009-12 2008-12 2002-07 2005-09 2008-12 2003-09 2005-09 2007-11 2005-07 1996-99 1994-98 2012-present 2009-present 1994-98 Team Season: Wins Wins Coach 6 Wallace Martin 3 Wallace Martin 2 Wallace Martin 2 Wallace Martin 2 Dick Huston 2 Tom Stinson 2 Tom Stinson 2 Dr. Jean Hall 2 Jeff Parks 1 Tom Stinson 1 Tom Stinson 1 Dr. Jean Hall Tournaments Season 8 1975 9 1974 9 1976 9 1977 - 1990-91 11 1993-94 11 1997-98 14 2004-05 11 2010-11 13 1995-96 11 2001-02 13 2006-07 Team Season: Par or Better Rounds Par or Less Coach 8 Jeff Parks 7 Dr. Jean Hall 5 Jeff Parks 4 Dr. Jean Hall 4 Jeff Parks 3 Tom Stinson 3 Dr. Jean Hall 3 Dr. Jean Hall 3 Jeff Parks 2 Dr. Jean Hall 1 Tom Stinson 1 Tom Stinson Rounds 32.00 37.00 33.00 33.00 32.00 30.00 36.00 39.00 33.00 32.00 27.00 28.00 Season 2010-11 2006-07 2009-10 2007-08 2011-12 1997-98 2004-05 2005-06 2012-13 2008-09 1993-94 2001-02 Player: Low Round Score Player Tournament Season 62 Roy Pace Louisiana Tech Invitational (par 72) 1962 64 Matthew Harvey Squire Creek Invitational (par 72) 2007-08 65 Brad Wright Louisiana Tech Invitational (par 72) 2000-01 65 Preston Smith Moe O’Brien Memorial (par 72) 2003-04 65 Clinton Shepard Squire Creek Invitational (par 72) 2007-08 65 Matthew Harvey Kauai Collegiate Invitational (par 72) 2008-09 65 Sam Forgan Squire Creek Invitational (par 72) 2009-10 66 Brad Wright ULM Intercollegiate Invitational (par 72) 2001-02 #WeAreLATech 66 66 66 66 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 Derek Busby Homewood Suites Intercollegiate (par 72) 2004-05 Matthew Harvey Jaguar Intercollegiate (par 72) 2007-08 Cody Santone Sam Hall Intercollegiate (par 71) 2009-10 Jonathan Bale Sam Hall Intercollegiate (par 71) 2011-12 Roy Pace Gulf States Conference Championship (par 72) 1962 Mark Powell - 1977 Andre Prejean Hal Sutton Invitational (par 71) 1997-98 Andre Prejean Louisiana Tech Invitational (par 72) 1997-98 Jay Caserta Western Athletic Conference Championships (par 72) 2001-02 Corey Bartlett Louisiana Classic (par 72) 2005-06 Matthew Harvey Squire Creek Invitational (par 72) 2008-09 Joel Thelen David Toms Intercollegiate (par 71) 2009-10 Jack Lempke Sam Hall Intercollegiate (par 71) 2010-11 Sam Forgan Sam Hall Intercollegiate (par 71) 2010-11 Sam Forgan Squire Creek Invitational (par 72) 2011-12 Victor Lange Sam Hall Intercollegiate (par 71) 2012-13 @LATechGolf Season 2008-09 1997-98 2010-11 2006-07 2012-13 2006-07 2007-08 2010-11 2011-12 2011-12 Team: Low Round vs. Par Par or Less Tournament Score Season -11 2008 Kauai Collegiate Invitational 277 2008-09 -8 Western Athletic Conference Championships 280 2006-07 -6 UALR/First Tee Collegiate 282 2006-07 -6 LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 282 2007-08 -6 Squire Creek Invitational 282 2011-12 -5 Hal Sutton Intercollegiate 279 1997-98 -5 Tri State Classic 283 1997-98 -5 Hal Sutton Intercollegiate 283 2004-05 -5 LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 283 2007-08 -5 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 279 2010-11 -4 Hal Sutton Intercollegiate 284 2001-02 -4 ASU Indian Classic 284 2006-07 -4 South Alabama Jaguar Intercollegiate 284 2007-08 -3 U. of Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate 285 2006-07 -3 Bulldog Classic 285 2010-11 -3 Argent Financial Classic 285 2011-12 -3 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 281 2012-13 Team: Low 54 Hole Total Score Tournament 846 Sam Hall Invitational 851 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 855 Sam Hall Invitational 859 2008 Kauai Collegiate Invitational 860 Hal Sutton Intercollegiate 860 Sam Hall Invitational 861 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 863 Squire Creek Intercollegiate 863 Jim West Intercollegiate 864 ASU Indian Classic 865 Squire Creek Intercollegiate 866 David Toms Intercollegiate 868 UTA/ Waterchase Invitational 869 UALR/ First Tee Collegiate Team Conference Championships Season Conference Tournament 1952 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1953 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1954 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1955 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1956 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1957 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1959 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1960 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1961 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1962 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1963 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1970 Gulf States Conference Tournament 1980 Southland Conference Tournament Season 2010-11 2012-13 2006-07 2008-09 1997-98 2009-10 2011-12 2007-08 2010-11 2006-07 2011-12 2009-10 2010-11 2006-07 G O L F Team Low Round Score Tournament 277 2008 Kauai Collegiate Invitational 279 Hal Sutton Intercollegiate 279 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 280 Western Athletic Conference Championships 281 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 282 UALR/First Tee Collegiate 282 LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 282 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 282 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 282 Squire Creek Invitational 2012-13 1997-98 2004-05 2007-08 2009-10 2001-02 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2009-10 2006-07 2006-07 2010-11 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Player: Low 54 Hole Total Score Player Tournament Season 205 Victor Lange Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2012-13 206 Travis Wilmore Jim Rivers Intercollegiate 2012-13 207 Roy Pace Gulf States Conference Tournament 1962 208 Matthew Harvey LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 2008-09 208 Sam Forgan Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2010-11 209 Andre Prejean Hal Sutton Intercollegiate 1997-98 209 Andre Prejean Louisiana Tech Invitational 1997-98 209 Matthew Harvey LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 2007-08 209 Joel Thelen David Toms Intercollegiate 2009-10 210 Derek Busby Homewood Suites Intercollegiate 2004-05 210 Corey Bartlett Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2006-07 210 Matthew Harvey South Alabama Jaguar Intercollegiate 2007-08 210 Matthew Harvey 2008 Kauai Collegiate Invitational 2008-09 210 Cody Santone Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2009-10 210 Jonathon Bale David Toms Intercollegiate 2009-10 211 Ken Nicklas Louisiana Tech Invitational 1976 211 Brad Wright Louisiana Tech Invitational 2000-01 211 Clinton Shepard Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2010-11 212 Jerry Gutledge Gulf States Conference Championships 1962 212 Amrith de Soysa ASU Indian Classic 2006-07 212 Matthew Harvey Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2009-10 213 Seane Richardson Sun Belt Conference Championships 1997-98 213 Trey McNeill 2006 Callis Communications 2006-07 213 Matthew Harvey Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2006-07 213 Joel Thelen LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 2009-10 213 Jack Lempke Sam Hall Intercollegiate 2010-11 213 Clinton Shepard Jim West Intercollegiate 2010-11 Sam Hall Intercollegiate Tri State Classic Hal Sutton Intercollegiate LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic Toms Intercollegiate Hal Sutton Intercollegiate ASU Indian Classic The Sam Hall Invitational South Alabama Jaguar Intercollegiate The Sam Hall Intercollegiate The Sam Hall Intercollegiate Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate The Sam Hall Invitational Bulldog Classic B U L L D O G Player Low Round vs. Par Par or Less Player Tournament Score Season -8 Matthew Harvey LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 64 2007-08 -7 Brad Wright Louisiana Tech Invitational 65 2000-01 -7 Preston Smith Moe O’Brien Memorial Invitational 65 2003-04 -7 Clinton Shepard LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 65 2007-08 -7 Matthew Harvey 2008 Kauai Collegiate Invitational 65 2008-09 -7 Sam Forgan LA Tech Squire Creek Classic 65 2009-10 -6 Brad Wright ULM Intercollegiate Invitational 66 2000-01 -6 Derek Busby Homewood Suites Intercollegiate 66 2004-05 -6 Matthew Harvey South Alabama Jaguar Intercollegiate 66 2007-08 -5 Andre Prejean Louisiana Tech Invitational 67 1997-98 -5 Jay Caserta Western Athletic Conf. Championships 67 2001-02 -5 Corey Bartlett 2006 Louisiana Classics 67 2005-06 -5 Matthew Harvey LA Tech/Squire Creek Classic 67 2008-09 -5 Cody Santone The Sam Hall Intercollegiate 66 2009-10 282 283 283 283 283 284 284 284 284 284 285 285 285 285 Coach Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Joe Alliet Richard Mulroy Player Conference Championships Season Champion Conference Tournament 1960 Roy Pace Gulf States Conference Tournament 1961 Roy Pace Gulf States Conference Tournament 1962 Roy Pace Gulf States Conference Tournament 1980 John Dowdall Southland Conference Tournament 47 LATechSports.com All-Time Conference Results Louisiana Tech Bulldog Golf Year by Year Conference Championship Finishes B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F Western Athletic Conference 2013: 10th (out of 10) 933 total 2012: 5th (out of 8) 902 total 2011: T-4th (out of 9) 901 total 2010: 5th (out of 9) 876 total 2009: 7th (out of 9) 906 total 2008: 7th (out of 9) 931 total 2007: 7th (out of 9) 877 total 2006: 9th (out of 9) 911 total 2005: 5th (out of 10) 910 total 2004: 10th (out of 10) 914 total 2003: 10th (out of 10) 922 total 2002: 7th (out of 10) 885 total 48 Rio Secco G. C. (Henderson, Nevada) Rio Secco G.C. (Henderson, Nevada) Rio Secco G.C. (Henderson, Nevada) Rio Secco G.C. (Henderson, Nevada) Rio Secco G.C. (Henderson, Nevada) Cinnabar Hill G.C. (San Jose, Calif.) Hidden Valley C.C. (Reno, Nevada) Crane Creek C.C. (Boise, Idaho) Squire Creek C.C. (Ruston, La.) San Joaquin (Fresno, Calif.) The Houstonian (Houston, Texas) Turtle Bay Resort (Kahuku, Hawaii) Sun Belt Conference 2001: 10th (out of 11) 923 total Trophy Club (Roanoke, Texas) 2000: 7th (out of 8) 924 total Sage Meadows G.C. (Jonesboro, Ark.) 1999: 5th (out of 8) 905Â total Sage Meadows G.C. (Jonesboro, Ark.) 1998: 5th (out of 10) 884 total Harbor Oaks G.C. (Pine Bluff, Ark.) 1997: 8th (out of 10) 891 total The Club at Cimarron (Mission, Texas) 1996: 6th (out of 10) 904 total Le Triomphe G.C. (Broussard, La.) 1995: 9th (out of 10) 918 total The Champions Club at Julington Creek (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1994: 8th (out of 10) 882 total The Springhouse G.C. (Nashville, Tenn.) 1993: 6th (out of 10) 939 total The Woodlands C.C.- North Course (The Woodlands, Texas) 1992: 10th (out of 10) 959 total The Bluffs on Thompson Creek (St. Francisville, La.) American South Conference 1991: Results Unknown 1990: 3rd (out of 6) 915 total 1989: 3rd (out of 6) 899 total 1988: 4th (out of 6) 896 total 1987: Results Unknown Pinewood C.C. (Sour Lake, Texas) Jonesboro C.C. (Jonesboro, Ark.) Jonesboro C.C. (Jonesboro, Ark.) Southland Conference 1986: 4th (out of 7) 905 total 1985: 4th (out of 7) 882 total 1984: 4th (out of 7) 936 total 1983: 6th (out of 7) 931 total 1982: 2nd (out of 6) 900 total 1981: DQ (out of 6) Incomplete 1980: 1st (out of 6) 892 total 1979: 3rd (out of 6) 909 total 1978: 4th (out of 6) 1,240 total 1977: 4th (out of 6) 1,220 total 1976: 3rd (out of 6) 1,212 total 1975: 2nd (out of 6) 1,186 total 1974: 5th (out of 6) 1,259 total 1973: 3rd (out of 7) 1,208 total 1972: 4th (out of 7) 1,217 total Walnut Creek C.C. (Mansfield, Texas) Morehouse C.C. (Bastrop, La.) Ruston C.C. (Ruston, La.) Pinewood C.C. (Slidell, La.) Unknown (Jonesboro, Ark.) Great Southwest (Grand Prairie, Texas) Pinehills C.C. (Calhoun, La.) Pinehills C.C. (Calhoun, La.) East Ridge C.C. (Shreveport, La.) Huntington Park (Shreveport, La.) Huntington Park (Shreveport, La.) Unknown Lake Charles C.C. (Lake Charles, La.) Unknown (Ruston, La.) Tyrell Park (Beaumont, Texas) Gulf States Conference 1971: Results Unknown 1970: Results Unknown 1969: Results Unknown 1968: 4th (out of 7) 897 total 1967: 4th (out of 7) 914 total 1966: 5th (out of 7) 472 total 1965: 3rd (out of 6) 901 total 1964: 1st (out of 6) 905 total 1963: 1st (out of 5) 857 total 1962: 1st (out of 5) 868 total 1961: 1st (out of 4) 885 total 1960: 1st (out of 5) 859 total 1959: 2nd (out of 5) 903 total Unknown Bayou DeSiard C.C. (Monroe, La.) Unknown (Lake Charles, La.) Natchitoches C.C. (Natchitoches, La.) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Kayouche Coulee G.C. (Lake Charles, La.) LATechSports.com 1958: 2nd (out of 4) 1957: 1st (out of 3) 1956: 1st (out of 4) 1955: 1st (out of 3) 1954: 1st (out of 5) 1953: 1st (out of 4) 1952: 2nd (out of 6) 1951: 4th (out of 6) 905 total 908 total 953 total 946 total 948 total 920 total 922 total 1,057 total Unknown (Lafayette, La.) Unknown (Ruston, La.) Unknown (Lake Charles, La.) Unknown (Natchitoches, La.) Unknown (Hammond, La.) Unknown Unknown Unknown Honors Individual Champions 1975 SLC Scott Morgan, Louisiana Tech 74-71-73-72=290 1980 SLC John Dowdall, Louisiana Tech 77-69-72=218 All-Gulf States Conference 1965 Johnny Morris 1966 Ray Mulhern All-Southland Conference 1979 Mark Bradshaw, Randy Carstens 1980 John Dowdall 1981 Freddy Killam 1982 Mark Blackwood, Freddy Killam 1986 Jeff Bogan All-American South Conference 1990 Darrell Dyson All-Sun Belt Conference 1997 Matt Jordan 1998 Andre Prejean, Sean Richardson 1999 Kevin Fetzner All-Western Athletic Conference 2005 Preston Smith, second team 2008 Matthew Harvey, first team 2011 Clinton Shepard, second team 2012 Cody Blankenship, second team 2013 Victor Lange, first team Travis Wilmore, first team WAC Freshman of the Year 2011 Jack Lempke, LA Tech Coach of the Year 1980 Richard Mulroy, LA Tech Southland Conference 1982 Kris Ford, LA Tech Southland Conference #WeAreLATech 2000-01 Awards First Team Franklin Hatchett, SMU David Inglis, Tulsa Adam Rubinson, TCU Dan Swanson, UTEP Nick Watney, Fresno State All-Time WAC Teams Second Team Scott Carlyle, Hawai‘i Nathan Fritz, UTEP Mike Haack, Nevada Sprague Kolp, Nevada Scott Volpitto, TCU Player of the Year: Nick Watney, Fresno State Freshman of the Year: David Inglis, Tulsa Co-Coach of the Year: Bill Brogden, Tulsa & Rick Todd, UTEP 2001-02 Awards First Team Chris Baryla, Jr., UTEP Jonathon Echols, Sr., Fresno State Franklin Hatchett, Sr., SMU David Inglis, Jr., Tulsa Nick Watney, Jr., Fresno State Second Team Graham DeLaet, So., Boise State Chris Noel, Jr., Tulsa Bryant Reyes, Jr., San Jose State Chad Spencer, Jr., Fresno State Isaac Weintraub, Jr., San Jose State Player of the Year: Nick Watney, Sr., Fresno State Freshman of the Year: Will Dodson, Fr., SMU Coach of the Year: Mike Watney, Fresno State 2003-04 Awards First Team Matthew Kodama, Hawaii Graham DeLaet, Boise State David Ingles, Tulsa Chris Baryla, UTEP Chad Spencer, Fresno State Second Team Casey Watabu, Nevada Isaac Weintraub, San Jose State Chris Noel, Tulsa Will Dodson, SMU Bryant Reyes, San Jose State Player of the Year: Chris Baryla, UTEP Freshman of the Year: Colt Knost, SMU Coach of the Year: Jay Loar, SMU 2004-05 Awards First Team Will Dodson, Jr., SMU Colt Knost, So., SMU James Allenby, So., UTEP Ryan Carter, Sr., Fresno State David Kim, So., San Jose State @LATechGolf Second Team John Cassidy, Sr., Nevada Pierre-Henri Soero, Jr., Hawai’i Robert Goff, Sr., New Mexico State Jason Anthony, Sr., Fresno State Casey Watabu, Sr., Nevada Jonny Rosa, Sr., Fresno State Player of the Year: Graham DeLaet, Sr., Boise State Freshman of the Year: Matt Shaw, Fresno State Coach of the Year: Scott Lieberwirth, New Mexico State 2006-07 Awards First Team Troy Merritt, Jr., Boise State Matt Ryan, So., Fresno State Taylor Coffman, Fr., Nevada Matt Rippy, So., Nevada Grant Doverspike, Fr., Fresno State Second Team Travis Toyama, Jr., Hawai’i Freddy Esparza, Sr., New Mexico State Pierre-Henri Soero, Sr., Hawai’i Stephan Stallworth, Fr., San Jose State Ryan Hallisey, Fr., Nevada Player of the Year: Taylor Coffman, Fr., Nevada Freshman of the Year: Taylor Coffman, Fr., Nevada Coach of the Year: Rich Merritt, Nevada 2007-08 Awards First Team Troy Merritt, Sr., Boise State Grant Doverspike, So., Fresno State Matthew Harvey, So., Louisiana Tech Chase Cooper, Sr., Nevada Matt Edwards, Sr., New Mexico State Second Team Matt Hastings, Sr., Boise State Matthew Ryan, Jr., Fresno State Ben Weyland, Sr., Idaho Travis Reid, Jr., New Mexico State Tim Madigan, Fr., New Mexico State Player of the Year: Troy Merritt, Boise State Freshman of the Year: Tim Madigan, New Mexico State Coach of the Year: Scott Lieberwirth, New Mexico State 2008-09 Awards First Team Grant Doverspike, Fresno State, Jr. Travis Reid, New Mexico State, Sr. Scott Smith, Nevada, So. Mark Hubbard, San Jose State, So. Jared Becher, Nevada, Jr. Second Team Scott Loewen, Boise State, Sr. Kevin Lozares, New Mexico State, Sr. Ryan Hallisey, Nevada, Jr. Jarred Bossio, Idaho, Fr. Jay Myers, San Jose State, Fr. Second-Team Blake Brown, So., Boise State Thomas Kua, So., Hawai’i Scott Smith, Jr., Nevada Gaston De La Torre, So., NM State Justin Shin, Fr., NM State Player of the Year: Tim Madigan, Jr., NM State Freshman of the Year: Justin Shin, NM State Coach of the Year: Mike Watney, Fresno State 2010-11 Awards First Team All-WAC Tim Madigan, Sr., New Mexico State Bhavik Patel, Jr., Fresno State Scott Smith, Sr., Nevada Mark Hubbard, Sr., San Jose State Damian Telles, So., Idaho Second Team All-WAC Jay Myers, Jr., San Jose State Gaston De La Torre, Jr., New Mexico State Jarred Bossio, Jr., Idaho Clinton Shepard, sr., Louisiana Tech Kevin Lucas, Jr., Nevada Player of the Year: Tim Madigan, Sr., New Mexico State Freshman of the Year: Jack Lempke, Louisiana Tech Coach of the Year: Scott Lieberwrith, New Mexico State 2011-12 Awards First Team All-WAC Justin Shin, Jr., New Mexico State Kevin Lucas, Sr., Nevada Jay Myers, Sr., San Jose State Jarred Bossio, Sr., Idaho T. J. Kua, Sr., Hawai‘i G O L F 2002-03 Awards First Team Chris Baryla, Jr., UTEP David Inglis, Sr., Tulsa Brock Mulder, Sr., SMU Dan Swanson, Sr., UTEP Nick Watney, Sr., Fresno State 2005-06 Awards First Team Jarett Hamamoto, Sr., Hawai’i Danny Bowen, Sr., New Mexico State Adam Hagen, Sr., Nevada Graham DeLaet, Sr., Boise State Matt Edwards, So., New Mexico State 2009-10 ALL-WAC First Team Grant Doverspike, Sr., Fresno State Bhavik Patel, So., Fresno State Jared Becher, Sr., Nevada Ryan Hallisey, Sr., Nevada Tim Madigan, Sr., NM State 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Player of the Year: Nick Watney, Jr., Fresno State Freshman of the Year: Graham DeLaet, Fr., Boise State Coach of the Year: Tom Duncan, Nevada Player of the Year: Will Dodson, Jr., SMU Freshman of the Year: Matt Hastings, Boise State Coach of the Year: Jay Loar, SMU Player of the Year: Grant Doverspike, Fresno State Freshman of the Year: Jarred Bossio, Idaho Coach of the Year: Scott Lieberwirth, New Mexico State B U L L D O G Second Team Mike Haack, Sr., Nevada Kevin Henry, Sr., Tulsa Sprague Kolp, Sr., Nevada Brock Mulder, Jr., SMU Jerome Theunis, Sr., SMU Second Team Preston Smith, So., Louisiana Tech Adam Hagen, , Jr., Nevada Sam Korbe, So., Tulsa Scott Abbott, Sr., SMU Jarrett Hamamoto, Jr., Hawaii Second Team All-WAC Zachery Fullerton, Sr., New Mexico State Matt Hovan, Sr., San Jose State Gaston De La Torre, Sr., New Mexico State Cory Oride, Jr., Hawai‘i Cody Blankenship, Sr., Louisiana Tech Player of the Year: Jay Myers, Sr., San Jose State Freshman of the Year: Sean McMullen, Idaho Coach of the Year: John Kennaday, San Jose State 2012-13 Awards First Team All-WAC Victor Lange, Fr., Louisiana Tech Travis Wilmore, Jr., Louisiana Tech Justin Shin, Sr., New Mexico State Cody Blick, Fr., San Jose State Paul McConnell, Sr., UT Arlington Second Team All-WAC Ole Ramsnes, Jr., Denver Aaron Cockerill, So., Idaho Kenneth Fadke, Fr., New Mexico State Justin Estrada, Sr., San Jose State Hunter Brown, Sr., UT Arlington Player of the Year: Cody Blick, Fr., San Jose State Freshman of the Year: Cody Blick, San Jose State Coach of the Year: Mike Dirks, New Mexico State 49 LATechSports.com Bill Baldwin George & Jean Baldwin Jim & Dana Bernhard Terry Bradshaw Dr. William Bundrick James Davison Steve Davison Todd Davison Roy & Happi Dowling Les and Kathy Guice Dr. R. Guthrie Jarrell Mike McCallister B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F Team Tech 100 is a group of supporters dedicated to changing the landscape of Tech Athletics. Significant investment is required to elevate our athletics program. Your membership in Team Tech 100 will give Tech Athletics the resources necessary to consistently compete for conference championships and postseason play. For complete information on becoming a part of Team Tech 100, please call Adam McGuirt at (318) 255-7950. Billy & Millicent McConnell John Rogers Volvo Rents 50 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 B U L L D O G 51 LATechSports.com @LATechGolf DR. LES GUICE University President B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F @LKGuice 52 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 LATechSports.com 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. #WeAreLATech TOMMY McClelland Director of Athletics @TMcClelland G O L F 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 @LATechGolf 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). B U L L D O G 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.” 53 LATechSports.com MARY KAY HUNGATE B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F Deputy Athletics Director/ Senior Woman Administrator 54 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. 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 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. LATechSports.com 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. DR. JAMES LIBERATOS Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. James Liberatos enters his 15th 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. 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 who both attend Louisiana Tech. MALCOLM BUTLER Associate A.D./Athletic Communications @LATechMButler 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 bas- #WeAreLATech Associate A.D./ Chief Financial Officer 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. @LATechGolf HAMILTON Assistant to Athletics Director Lori Hamilton enters her eighth year at Louisiana Tech serving as the assistant to the athletics director/human resources. Her primary responsibilities include providing administrative support to the athletic director and athletics administration. Within the athletic department, Hamilton works closely with Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde and other administrators on special events hosted by LA Tech such as the Hall of Fame inductions, WAC Championship celebrations, lettermen reunions, team banquets and press conferences. Hamilton is also in charge of the policies, procedures and paperwork for all personnel additions within the department and has been on numerous hiring committees. Prior to joining the Louisiana Tech Athletic Department, Hamilton worked locally in the retail industry for 21 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Louisiana Tech in 1983. Hamilton and her husband Greg, who is a 1974 Louisiana Tech graduate and Bulldog baseball letter winner, reside in Ruston. G O L F GILBERT LORI 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 MARIE 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. B U L L D O G ketball, 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 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). ADAM McGUIRT Associate A.D./Internal Operations @AdamMcGuirt After working more than six years as the director of athletic advancement in the Division of University Advancement, Adam McGuirt took over the role as associate athletics director for internal operations in December of 2013. The Shreveport native takes over a restructured position left by the retirement of Tommy Sisemore, a longtime Louisiana Tech employee who has served as the director of athletic facilities for the past 17 years. LATechSports.com 55 Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland said that McGuirt’s new role will include the oversight of facilities, event management and all capital improvements within the athletic department. He will assist in the scheduling, supervision and administration of all athletic facilities while also maintaining relationships with campus constituents, campus security, visiting groups and outside organizations. During his previous role in athletic advancement, McGuirt was responsible for all areas of athletic development, including donor relations and all aspects of the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC). McGuirt was instrumental in helping more than double the number of LTAC members which resulted in a large increase in private donations. McGuirt also worked 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. Athletics Council Dr. James Liberatos Chairman Lisa Cole Steve Davison Dr. Sean Dwyer Allison East SGA President Dr. Marvin Green Alumni Rep. Mary Kay Hungate Ex-Officio Dr. Guthrie Jarrell Alumni Rep. Tommy McClelland Ex-Officio Dr. Terri McConathy Sam Speed Dr. Donna Thomas B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F . BRIAN WHITE Associate A.D./External Affairs @LATechBrian 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 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. Heath Tims 56 LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech Administration & support Staff Keith Bunch Assistant A.D./ Sport Medicine Malcolm Butler Associate A.D./ Media Relations Kyle Church Director of Ops. Menâ€™s Basketball Kerry Connor Head Equipment Manager Kristen Cook G.A./Sports Medicine Justin Cox Director of Football Ops. Jeff Cummings Assistant A.D./ Tickets Mason Ellenberger G.M./LTS Properties Price Ferguson G.A./Football Marie Gilbert Associate A.D./ CFO Bill Graham Coordinator/ Special Events Thomas Graham Director of Football Recruiting Lori Hamilton Assitant to the A.D. Kurt Hester Strength & Cond. Coach Peter Hopkins G.A./Football Jessica Hulderman Intern/Sports Medicine Mary Kay Hungate Senior Deputy A.D./SWA Ed Jackson Assistant A.D./ Player Development Michael Judd G.A./Sports Medicine Sandra Kane Assistant/NCAA Compliance Janelle Kirila G.A./Sports Medicine Janel Lee Video Operations Logan Lewis LTS Properties/ Account Exec. Ryan Lueken G.A./Sports Medicine Jay Luksis Assistant A.D./ Marketing Kaitlyn McCanna Academic Advisor - Basketball Robert McDougald Director of Video Production & Creative Services Kane McGuire Media Relations Assistant Adam McGuirt Associate A.D./ Internal Operations Mandy Miller Assistant Athletic Trainer Brenda Milton Office Coordinator/WBB & Soccer Will Moore Ticket Operations Associate Dana Pettit Accounting Technician Renee Puckett Office Coordinator/ MBB & Volleyball Reggie Simpkins Assistant AD/ Academics Kim Tanner Office Coordinator/ Facilities, SB, Bsbl Anna Claire Thomas Media Relations Assistant Christy Waguespack Asst. Athletic Trainer Aaron Walker Sports Medicine Intern Patrick Walsh Assoc. Media Relations Dir. Justin Wheeler G.A./Sports Medicine Brian White Associate A.D./ External Affairs @LATechGolf G O L F Brandon Benjamin Academic Advisor - Football 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Ronnie Barney Director of Ops Womenâ€™s Basketball B U L L D O G Tyson Baldwin Coordinator of Athletic Advancement 57 LATechSports.com B U L L D O G 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 G O L F HEAD COACHES 58 Chad Camper Tennis Adriano De Souza HC - Volleyball Skip Holtz HC - Football Gary Stanley HC - Track & Field Teresa Weatherspoon HC - Women’s Basketball Mike White HC - Men’s Basketball Jerry Miles HC - Bowling Mark Montgomery HC - Softball Jeff Parks HC - Golf Kevin Sherry HC - Soccer Wade Simoneaux HC - Baseball ASSIsTANT COACHES Ronnie Bradford Football Isaac Brown Men’s Basketball Jacob Cohen Track & Field Manny Diaz Football Mike Ekanem Women’s Basketball Rob Gire Track & Field Kiva Gresham Soccer Brandon Haygood Baseball Derrick Jones Men’s Basketball Jabbar Juluke Football Dusty May Men’s Basketball Drew Miller Women’s Basketball Matt Moore Football Jeannie Murphy Softball Gabryel Ording Volleyball Olen Parker Baseball Tony Petersen Football Tim Rattay Football Tomekia Reed Women’s Basketball Calvin Robinson Track & Field Brian Rountree Baseball Joe Sloan Football David Szymanski Baseball Vivian ten Dolle Tennis Josh Wagenaer Soccer LATechSports.com #WeAreLATech senior TRAVIS WILLMORE senior JACK LEMPKE Fall Tournaments SEPT. 15-17 Golfweek Conference Challenge Burlington, Iowa OCT. 5-6 David Toms Intercollegiate Baton Rouge, La. OCT. 21-22 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Choudrant, La. NOV. 4-5 ASU Fall Beach Classic Gulf Shores, Ala. Spring Tournaments FEB. 10-11 UTSA Oak Hills Invitational San Antonio, Texas FEB. 21-23 Bayou City Collegiate Championship Houston, Texas MARCH 3-4 Argent Financial Classic Choudrant, La. MARCH 9-11 29th Louisiana Classics Lafayette, La. MARCH 24-25 Lone Star Invitational San Antonio, Texas APRIL 8-9 Old Waverly Collegiate Championship West Point, Miss. APRIL 27-29 Conference USA Championship Edmond, Okla. MAY 15-17 NCAA Regionals TBA MAY 23-28 NCAA Championships Hutchinson, Kan. #WeAreLATech | LATechSports.com | @LATechGolf