SCAD Athletics Guide
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 areas of study, as well as minors in nearly 60 disciplines in Savannah and Atlanta," "Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning.
ABOUTSCAD The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 areas of study, as well as minors in nearly 60 disciplines in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning. SCAD has more than 20,000 alumni and offers an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of more than 11,000 students, comes from all 50 United States and more than 100 countries worldwide. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of more than 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. These professors emphasize learning through individual attention in an inspiring university environment. SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources and has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications, including 3D World, American Institute of Architects, BusinessWeek, DesignIntelligence, U.S. News & World Report and the Los Angeles Times. For more information, visit scad.edu. P R O G R A M S O F ST U DY Accessory design Advertising Animation Architectural history Architecture Art history Arts administration Cinema studies Design for sustainability Design management Dramatic writing Equestrian studies Fashion Fashion marketing and management Fibers Film and television Furniture design Graphic design Historic preservation Illustration Illustration design Industrial design Interactive design and game development Interior design Jewelry and objects Luxury and fashion management Motion media design Painting Performing arts Photography Printmaking Production design Sculpture Sequential art Service design Sound design Teaching (art or drama) Television producing Urban design Visual effects Writing A LETTER FROM P R E S I D E N T WA L L AC E Dear friends, Welcome to SCAD! Intercollegiate athletics are a vital part of the SCAD experience, and the SCAD athletics department is deeply committed to strengthening the minds and bodies of our student-athletes. Every SCAD athletics program endeavors to achieve the highest standards of character, teamwork and fair play, as well as athletic excellence. Led by our outstanding coaches and staff members, SCAD student-athletes strive toward unparalleled success at practice, at play, at work and in the community. For more information about SCAD athletics or for regular updates on athletic events and schedules, visit scadathletics.com. On behalf of the entire university, I thank you for your support of SCAD athletics and for your continued commitment to the success of SCAD student-athletes. Go Bees! Sincerely, Paula Wallace SCAD President and Cofounder A B O U T S C A D AT H L E T I C S SCAD is committed to the ideal that academic pursuits should be the top priority for all student-athletes. The university competes at the intercollegiate level in cross country, track and field, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Initially a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics from 1987-92, SCAD then transitioned to Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The SCAD Bees sent 20 teams to NCAA postseason competition between 1996 and 2003, and every SCAD athletics team logged a winning record during the 2001-02 season. Before the start of the 2003-04 season, SCAD renewed its membership with the NAIA and now competes in the Sun Conference (formerly the Florida Sun Conference). In Fall 2010, SCAD Atlanta began competing at the intercollegiate level in NAIA men’s and women’s cross country, soccer, golf and tennis. In recent years, SCAD Savannah’s athletic teams have been ranked among the nation’s top 25 teams. SCAD athletics has established an outstanding legacy by recruiting talented student-athletes and fielding teams in the tradition of excellence for which SCAD is best known. The men’s and women’s swimming teams once again competed at a high level during the 2012 NAIA National Championships, securing eight national titles with four of those swims setting national records. The men’s and women’s swimming teams have won a combined total of 39 national titles. The equestrian team captured its eighth Affiliated National Riding Commission’s National Intercollegiate Riding Championship team title in 2012. The equestrian team has won 31 ANRC and IHSA national titles. The women’s lacrosse team won the 2012 National Women’s Lacrosse League (NWLL) National Championship in its first year of membership as well as earning NWLL Coach of the Year and Player of the Year honors. Each year SCAD student-athletes have been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for excellence in the classroom as well as in athletic competition. Through a combination of academic, artistic and athletic talent, dedicated teamwork, and the guidance and experience of a remarkable coaching staff, SCAD has created a winning tradition. Opportunities for athletic participation also exist through the vast offerings of the university’s intramural programs, including volleyball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball and various other activities. S C A D AT H L E T I C S NAIA M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T The SCAD athletics department exists to provide students with opportunities to enrich their college experience through intercollegiate and intramural sports, fitness, and recreational opportunities in a positive environment. NAIAâ€™s mission is to promote the education and development of students through intercollegiate athletics participation. DOUGWOLLENBURG AT H L E T I C S D I R E C T O R Doug Wollenburg takes over the reins of the SCAD Savannah athletic department as the director of athletics after completing his 11th year as head baseball coach at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Over the past 11 years, the SCAD baseball program has averaged 27 wins per year. SCAD is one of only two colleges in the Sun Conference that has finished in the top four during the last six seasons, and the team has earned a trip to post-season tournament play seven out of the past eight years. Under Wollenburg’s guidance, the SCAD baseball team has produced 13 Academic All-Americans, 25 AllSun Conference players and six NAIA All-Americans. Three players have been drafted by Major League organizations. SCAD baseball has been honored as an NAIA-Daktronics Scholar Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2009, SCAD baseball finished with a school record 39 wins and ended the season ranked 22nd in the nation. Off the field, Wollenburg and the Bees have also been involved with the Down Syndrome Society and Bethesda Home for Boys within the Savannah community. Wollenburg earned his bachelor’s degree from and played collegiate baseball at The Ohio State University. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and played in the Braves farm system for four years, playing his final two seasons in AA Greenville. Wollenburg earned his master’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania. ROBERTBELLOIR S P O R T S I N F O R M AT I O N D I R E C T O R Robert Belloir began his role as sports information director for SCAD athletics in 2011. He joined SCAD in 2003 and has served as coordinator of graduate studies, director of graduate student involvement and assistant vice president of student services. A native of Atlanta, Belloir attended Mercer University, where he was inducted into the athletic hall of fame for basketball and baseball in 1975. In 1969, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians. After a season-and-a-half absence due to a tour of duty in Vietnam, where he earned the Army Commendation Medal, Belloir returned to baseball in 1972. Three years later, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves and saw his first action in the big leagues that same year. Belloir finished his career after playing four seasons with the Braves. PAT R I C K R E AG A N H E A D COAC H Patrick Reagan joined SCAD in 2011 as assistant coach of the SCAD cross country and outdoor track and field programs and became head coach in 2012. A record-breaking cross country runner at Slippery Rock University, Reagan was named an NCAA Division II AllAmerican in 2007 and 2008. He placed as high as 12th place at the NCAA Division II National Championship. Reagan qualified multiple times for the NCAA Division II Track and Field National Meet in the 5,000- and 10,000meter run. Patrick holds a personal best time of 14:25 in the 5K. He also has personal best times of 24:05 in the 8,000 meters and 30:05 in the 10,000 meters. Reagan graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2009 with a B.S. degree in exercise science. AT H L E T I C AC C O L A D E S SCAD’s cross country teams have reached the NAIA National Championships each year under head coach Michael Sergi. The men’s team finished as conference runner-up three years in a row, and the women’s team finished as conference runner-up four consecutive years. Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field have broken nearly all SCAD records in the last two years. ACADEMIC ACCOLADES Both the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams were named NAIA Scholar Teams in 2011. Multiple student-athletes were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes in 2011. The women’s cross country team was honored as 2011 SCAD Athletics Academic Team of the Year. R E B E C C A E VA N S D I R E C TO R Rebecca Gay Evans, D.V.M., earned her bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Davidson College and a doctorate of veterinary medicine from University of Georgia, graduating cum laude and completing a coveted internship in large animal ambulatory medicine and theriogenology. At UGA, Evans — the recipient of the Steve Lee Memorial Scholarship — conducted research and presentations on equine stem cell therapy and equine dentistry. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Evans grew up in Savannah, competing in hunter and hunt seat equitation in local and A-rated horse shows throughout the Southeast. As equestrian director and veterinarian at SCAD, Evans continues her passion for the practice of and research in equine sports medicine and dentistry. Evans also manages the daily operations at the Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center and teaches equestrian studies courses. A S H L E Y K E L LY T E A M COAC H Kelly joined the SCAD equestrian team coaching staff in 2005 as hunt seat coach while pursuing a degree in jewelry and objects. While a student at SCAD, she was an award-winning rider on the equestrian team from 2001-2005. She competed at the 2002 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship and was a member of the SCAD 2003 and 2005 American National Riding Commission (ANRC) championship teams. With Kelly on the coaching staff, the team has continued its prominence on the intercollegiate riding scene, with ANRC National Championship team and individual wins in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In addition, Kelly coached a SCAD rider to win reserve champion in the Cacchione Cup in 2010 and a national champion in the Cacchione Cup in the 2012 IHSA National Championships. Kelly also coached her team to consecutive IHSA Zone 5 reserve championships, qualifying SCAD to compete at the IHSA National Championship as a team for the second year in a row. The team placed fourth in the country in 2011 and sixth in 2012. Kelly was honored as SCADâ€™s 2011 Head Coach of the Year. She has become involved with the Interscholastic Equestrian Association as a show steward and was a steward for the 2010 IHSA National Championship Horse Show. ACADEMIC ACCOLADES SCAD equestrian student-athlete Paul Frederick (in 2010) and Julie Gravelle (2011) qualified for the United States Hunter Jumper Association Emerging Athletes Program. Both recorded the highest written test score of all competitors that qualified. In 2010, Lynsey Gwilliam won the SCAD athletics award for the athlete with the highest GPA. The SCAD equestrian team, one of the largest athletics programs at SCAD, has consistently maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.0. AT H L E T I C AC C O L A D E S The SCAD equestrian team captured the program’s eighth American National Riding Commission’s National Intercollegiate Team Championship and its seventh ANRC individual national championship title in 2011-12. In 2012, SCAD captured the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s Region 3 title for the second year in a row as well as the Zone 5 reserve championship for the second consecutive year (a first in program history). SCAD equestrian qualified as a team for the IHSA National Championship for the second consecutive year in 2012, finishing fourth in 2011 and sixth in 2012. AMANDAWORKMAN Director of Golf Amanda Workman, whose tenure as head coach of the women’s golf team at SCAD began in 2001, led the Bees to their ninth consecutive NAIA National Championship berth in the 2011-12 season, finishing in second place. Women’s golf, which was ranked as high as eighth in the NAIA in 2010-11, is the lone SCAD athletic program to qualify for the national tournament in every season since the Bees rejoined the NAIA in 2003. In 10 tournaments, the Bees recorded nine top-10 finishes, including six in the top five. With Workman at the helm, the program has featured seven NAIA All-Americans, nine NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes, 15 All-Conference golfers and six NAIA National Championship All-Tournament Team golfers. The team has also been named an NAIA AllScholar Team four consecutive years Prior to SCAD, Workman played NCAA Division I golf at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Workman has a bachelor’s degree from TCU and an M.F.A. from SCAD. MEN’S ACADEMIC ACCOLADES Golf Coaches Association of America named the SCAD men’s golf team as NAIA Academic National Champions in 2009 and 2011. SCAD golfers have been named GCAA Scholar All-Americans 20 times. M E N â€™ S AT H L E T I C AC C O L A D E S The SCAD menâ€™s golf team has qualified for nine national championships. SCAD has had 18 different golfers named to All-America teams. In 2010, the Bees ranked as high as No. 2 in the NAIA national poll. The team peaked at No. 4 in the 2002 NCAA Division III national rankings. SCAD has had 30 golfers named to All-America teams. WOMEN’S ACADEMIC ACCOLADES The women’s golf team earned the highest GPA of any athletic team at SCAD for the 2009-2010 academic year. The team has been named an NAIA All-Scholar Team for four consecutive seasons. Since joining the NAIA in 2003, the SCAD women’s golf team boasts nine NAIA All-American Scholar Athletes. WOMEN’S AT H L E T I C ACCOLADES SCAD won the 2012 Sun Conference Championship and finished second at the 2012 NAIA National Championship. Women’s golf is the only team at SCAD that has qualified for the NAIA National Championship every year since SCAD rejoined the NAIA in 2003. The team has been ranked in the top 25 nationally each year since the program’s inception in 2001. Since 2003, the program has produced seven NAIA All-Americans, 15 All-Sun Conference golfers and six NAIA National Championship All-Tournament Team golfers. MICHAELCUMMINGS H E A D COAC H Michael Cummings, who took the reins of the SCAD men’s lacrosse team in 2005, led the Bees in 2011 to their sixth consecutive appearance in the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference Tournament, a 15-5 record and the SELC Division II Championship. SCAD also earned a Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association National Tournament berth for the second straight year, defeating North Dakota State University in the first round. In 2006, the program’s first season as a varsity sport, SCAD men’s lacrosse team won a spot in the SELC Tournament, and Cummings was named SELC Division II Coach of the Year. The Bees were honored in 2007 as the District 5 winners of the Jim “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award, based on the sportsmanship of the coaching staff, team, administration and fans, in addition to facilities available to the officials and treatment of the officials before, during and after games. Cummings earned his bachelor’s degree in studio art/secondary education certification in 1998 from McDaniel College (previously Western Maryland College), where he played basketball for three seasons. He earned his M.F.A. degree in illustration from SCAD in 2001. Cummings taught foundation studies and illustration courses at SCAD before becoming the full-time menâ€™s lacrosse coach. Cummings, who has served as an instructor at several local lacrosse camps and clinics, is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance and US Lacrosse. ACADEMIC/ AT H L E T I C ACCOLADES From 2006 to 2012, 44 SCAD menâ€™s lacrosse players have been named to the SELC (Southeastern Lacrosse Conference) AllAmerica team. Eighteen of those athletes were named to the MCLA (Menâ€™s Collegiate Lacrosse Association) All-America Team. Eleven players have been honored as MCLA Scholar-Athletes. To be recognized as such, a player must be named to the first or second all-conference teams and have earned a GPA of at least 3.25 during the spring quarter. SCAD menâ€™s lacrosse alumnus Jason Smith created the MCLA logo, which is used by all 10 conferences and 215 teams across the nation. NICHOLEHANNON H E A D COAC H Named head coach of the SCAD womenâ€™s lacrosse team in July 2011, Nichole Hannon previously served two seasons as head coach for the Wittenberg University Tigers, guiding them to an 18-12 record. In 2010, Hannon led the Tigers to the best start in program history, winning seven of eight games to begin the season and finishing 9-6 overall. In 2011, Wittenberg University also finished 9-6 with five Tigers receiving all-conference accolades and Hannon being named North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. When in college, Hannon earned four varsity letters while starting all 70 career games at Lynchburg College. In 2007, Hannon served as a team captain, earning first-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference, second-team All-South Region and Virginia Sports Information Directors College Division All-State Team honors. A native of Pasadena, Maryland, Hannon graduated with a degree in psychology in 2007 from Lynchburg, where she began her coaching career as an assistant; she earned her masterâ€™s degree in educational leadership in 2009. B R I A N A G E R VAT A S S I S TA N T C O A C H Briana Gervat, who joined SCAD in 2012, serves as assistant coach for the SCAD women’s lacrosse team while pursuing her master’s degree in art history. A native of Northport, New York, Gervat played lacrosse for Northport High School before being recruited to play at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a starter, Gervat earned four varsity letters and helped the Eagles reach multiple final fours during her collegiate career. Gervat earned All-Capital Athletic Conference accolades and was selected to the Virginia Sports Information Directors College Division All-State Team in 2002. She also earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association and U.S. Lacrosse All-American honors in 2001 and 2002. Gervat graduated from the University of Mary Washington with an art history degree before traveling around the world and playing and coaching lacrosse in Melbourne, Australia. Gervat also has coached for the Long Island Elite Lacrosse Club and at the Northport Tiger Lacrosse Camp. Most recently, Gervat was the assistant coach for the Marymount School in New York City. AT H L E T I C AC C O L A D E S In its first year of membership, the SCAD women’s lacrosse team won the 2012 National Women’s Lacrosse League (NWLL) National Championship. SCAD finished the 2012 season with a 15-4 record – the best in the program’s history. In 2012, the SCAD women’s lacrosse team produced the NWLL Player of the Year as well as the NWLL Coach of the Year. T O M M E LV I L L E H E A D COAC H Tom Melville, who joined SCAD in 2008, quickly has become the most successful head coach of the SCAD men’s soccer program, guiding teams to three consecutive Sun Conference finals (2009, 2010 and 2011). In 2010, only his third season at SCAD, the Bees claimed the Sun Conference championship. Under Melville, the program has consistently finished in the top tier of the Sun Conference and is regularly in the NAIA top 20 national rankings, producing two AllAmericans. Under Melville’s tutelage, the team’s GPA has increased to a new average high of 3.2. Melville came to SCAD after serving 13 seasons as head coach of the NCAA Division I Mercer University men’s soccer team. Melville left the Macon, Georgia, campus as the Bears’ all-time wins leader and led Mercer to its only two NCAA Championship berths in 1999 and 2001. His Bears squad won conference championships in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. During his time at Mercer, the former Irish “B” league and Ulster Polytechnic player groomed two Atlantic Sun Conference players of the year, three conference freshmen of the year, 15 first-team all-conference selections and 21 second-team all-conference members. Melville was twice named the Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year (1999, 2002). Several of his players went on to play professionally in the U.S., Hungary, Bolivia, Honduras and England. Prior to his arrival at Mercer, Melville spent eight successful seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne College. Melville started his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. CIARANMCGUIGAN A S S O C I AT E C O A C H Ciaran McGuigan, a native of Ireland, played for Dundalk FC in the Irish Premier League. In 2010, McGuigan played in four Europa League qualifiers, including two against Levski Sofia. After the 2010-11 season, he joined Syrianska IF in Sweden. McGuigan played central defense or center mid field. While serving as assistant menâ€™s soccer coach, he is pursuing a B.F.A. degree in film and television. AT H L E T I C AC C O L A D E S The SCAD men’s soccer program won the Sun Conference regular season championship in 2010 and reached the conference tournament finals in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The men’s soccer team has earned NAIA national rankings of No. 12 in 2007, No. 13 in 2010 and No. 16 in 2006. Two men’s soccer student-athletes have been named NAIA All-Americans: Dan Fadida in 2009 and Ellert Hreinsson in 2010. ACADEMIC ACCOLADES SCAD menâ€™s soccer has been selected as an NAIA Scholar Team in 2008 (3.14 GPA) and 2009 (3.10 GPA). Five SCAD soccer players have been named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete: Matt Engele (2006), Pat Sullivan (2008), Robbie Wright (2008, 2009), Matt Dwyer (2009, 2010) and Ross Faulds (2010). A N DY W I L L I A M S O N H E A D COAC H In 2011, Andy Williamson guided the SCAD womenâ€™s soccer team to their 12th postseason berth in 13 seasons, compiling a 13-5 record in his 11th season as head coach. The team advanced to the semifinal match of the Sun Conference Tournament before losing to the eventual champion. The Bees have made it to the conference or regional semifinal in every season since they joined the NAIA in 2003. Williamson, who joined SCAD in 2001 and has been honored three times as the conference coach of the year (2005, 2007, 2008) and region coach of the year once (2005), has an overall record of 107-70-15 and has posted double-digit wins in six of the last seven seasons. The program has had three All-Americans, two NAIA Region XIV Players of the Year, two Florida Sun Conference Newcomers of the Year and a Florida Sun Conference Player of the Year. In addition, SCAD has earned berths to the NAIA National Championship in 2005 and 2007. Under Williamsonâ€™s direction, the Bees have been successful in the classroom, earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award nine times. REBECCAGUNN A S S I S TA N T C O A C H Rebecca Gunn, assistant coach for the SCAD women’s soccer team since 2005, excelled as a collegiate student-athlete. A four-year standout for the University of MinnesotaMorris women’s soccer team, Gunn was a three-time All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selection and an All-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference performer. She was named the UMAC Co-Player of the Year in 2003. Gunn currently holds UMM records for goals (55), assists (45) and points (155) in a career. She also scored 11 match-winning goals and is one of 15 players in the nation to achieve at least 40 goals and 40 assists in her career. Gunn graduated from UMM in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. She holds a State Goalkeeping Diploma and National License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She also holds a “D” License from the United States Soccer Federation. ACADEMIC ACCOLADES Lisa Gallant was selected for the ESPN Academic All-America Team in 2005 and 2006. The SCAD women’s soccer team has been awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award nine times since 2001. Kate Putnam and Lauren O’Malley were named as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes in 2011. AT H L E T I C AC C O L A D E S The SCAD women’s soccer team has produced three All-Americans: Mary-Kate Sliter (2005), Melissa Feuerriegel (2007) and Selin Kuralay (2008). Melissa Feuerriegel was named 2007 Florida Sun Conference Player of the Year. The women’s soccer team peaked at No. 21 in the national NAIA rankings in 2011. The program’s highest ranking was No. 6 in 2007. CHRISCONLON H E A D COAC H Chris Conlon enters his third season in 2012-13 as the men’s and women’s swimming coach for the Savannah College of Art and Design. In his first two years at SCAD, 29 SCAD swimmers have earned All-American honors. The Bees have won 13 national event titles and have broken 10 national records in addition to setting 31 varsity records. As head coach, every one of Conlon’s men’s and women’s teams has been recognized as a Scholar All-American team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Conlon, who brings 20 years of coaching experience to Savannah, previously was head coach at Case Western Reserve University and an assistant at Johns Hopkins University. While at Case Western, Conlon saw his swimmers qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships in 47 individual or relay events. During his stay at Johns Hopkins, the men’s team finished second in the nation twice while the women finished in the top 10 nationally on two occasions. He was a member of the NCAA Division III Men’s Coaching Staff of the Year three times. Conlon has coached 14 NCAA Division III All-Americans. Conlon received his bachelor of arts degree in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins in 1993 and a master of arts degree in teaching in 1996. He is a level 5 coach certified by the American Swim Coaches Association and the Red Cross (swim coach safety training, first aid, adult CPR and lifeguarding). SARAGILDEA A S S I S TA N T C O A C H Hired as assistant swimming coach in 2011, Sara Gildea brought eight years of collegiate head coaching experience to SCAD. Gildea works primarily with the sprint group and coached six NAIA All-Americans in the 2011-12 season. For five years (2006-11), Gildea served as the head swimming and diving coach at Baldwin-Wallace College. Under Gildea’s leadership, the Yellow Jackets broke three conference records and 46 school records. She coached 12 individual Ohio Athletic Conference champions, 66 individual all-OAC and 19 relay AllOAC honorees. The Yellow Jackets received College Swimming Coaches Association of America academic honors each semester and had 14 academic All-OAC at-large members. As the head swimming and diving coach and the aquatics director at Mercyhurst North East in North East, Pennsylvania (2004-06), Gildea produced two National Junior College Athletic Association National Champions. She also coached 16 All-Americans at the NJCAA level, a five-time regional champion and a NJCAA Female Swimmer of the Year. She graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology; she earned a master’s degree in sport psychology from California University of Pennsylvania. Gildea is an ASCA Level III coach, 2009 ASCA Fellow and a member of USA Swimming. ACADEMIC ACCOLADES Thirty-four SCAD swimmers have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. SCAD swimming has been honored as a NAIA Scholar Team eight times. In 2010-11 and 2011-12 the SCAD swimming teams ranked No. 1 in GPA among all NAIA swimming programs. AT H L E T I C AC C O L A D E S The SCAD womenâ€™s swimming team captured the 2009 and 2010 NAIA National Championships. SCAD swimming has produced 41 NAIA individual and relay national champions. Ninety-nine SCAD swimmers have been named NAIA All-Americans. MAGDALENABRESSON A S S I S TA N T C O A C H Magdalena Bresson, a former SCAD varsity tennis player, serves as SCAD’s graduate assistant tennis coach. Her college career began in 2006 at the College of William and Mary, where she helped her team reach the round of 16 at the NCAA Division I National Championships. As a sophomore, Bresson transferred to SCAD and competed for three seasons while completing her undergraduate degree in professional writing. During her tenure at SCAD, she was named to the 2012 All-Sun Conference first team and earned Academic All-Conference honors. In 2012, she was also named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American for both singles and doubles. The South Florida native returns to SCAD for the 201213 academic year to earn her M.A. degree in film and television. Bresson interns at a local television station and writes freelance for a variety of local publications. AT H L E T I C AC C O L A D E S The men’s and women’s tennis programs at SCAD have been nationally ranked since the Bees joined the NAIA. The women’s team, which was ranked as high as No. 5 in the NAIA, won or shared five consecutive conference championships in 2010. SCAD earned its seventh consecutive trip to the NAIA National Championship in 2010. Hillary Collins, Magdalena Bresson and Theresa Schmaus were named NAIA All-Americans. The doubles team of Schmaus and Bresson ranked as high as No. 4 in NAIA and has made three trips to the NAIA National Championship. In 2011, the men’s team had two players named to the All-Sun Conference team, and the women’s team had four players selected for the All-Sun Conference team. SPORTSMEDICINE The SCAD athletics department includes three fulltime certified athletic trainers in coordination with Memorial SportsOne from Memorial Health University Medical Center and Chatham Orthopedics Associates. Services provided include home and away competition coverage; practice coverage; and prevention, assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Athletic training services are provided at Turner House, 302 W. Boundary St. D A N I E L H I N E LY S TA C E E R O U S H AT H L E T I C T R A I N E R AT H L E T I C T R A I N E R Daniel Hinley, a native Savannahian, joined the SCAD athletic training staff in 2011 after a stint at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Stacee Roush begins her first season as an athletic trainer for the SCAD Savannah athletics program. From 2006 to 2010, Hinley served as the head athletic trainer for Armstrong Atlantic State University, where he and his staff were awarded the 2009-10 Peach Belt Conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award. That same year, the Peach Belt Conference selected Hinley as the inaugural recipient of its Inspiration Award. Prior to his tenure at AASU, Hinley served as an assistant athletic trainer at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina. Hinley graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.S. in sports medicine/athletic training in 2003. He earned a M.Ed. in physical education with an emphasis in health promotion in 2005 from Georgia College and State University. Roush, who is from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, earned her B.S. in education with an emphasis on kinesiologyexercise science from the University of Kentucky in 2009. She went on to earn a B.S. in athletic training from Eastern Kentucky University. While at EKU, Roush worked with the football, volleyball, menâ€™s basketball and womenâ€™s tennis teams. In the summers of 2011 and 2012, Roush worked for the Volleyball Festival. She was one of 52 medical staff providing medical coverage for more 8,000 athletes ages 8 to 18. FITNESS INTRAMURALS To support the health and well-being of students, SCAD operates Club SCAD, featuring aerobics rooms,Â lockers, free weights, and selectorized and cardiovascular machines. Certified instructors teach various classes and provide consultation on health and fitness, including weight-training regimes and proper use of equipment. Classes include aerobics, Zumba, hoop fit, cardio hip hop, boot camp, body sculpting, cardio kickboxing, Pilates, Resist-A-Ball, CrossFit and yoga. SCAD Intramurals offers a full lineup of sports, including basketball, flag football, volleyball, softball and dodgeball, as well as a variety of student-organized activities. Intramural programs offer social and athletic opportunities and help to develop character, maturity and a sense of fair play. Programs include sports and personal challenge activities to provide students with positive and safe group events such as residence hall challenges, three-on-three basketball and two-on-two sand volleyball. Email intramurals@ scad.edu for more information. Sessions with Club SCAD trainers may be arranged by appointment only for those interested in developing a personalized fitness training program. Visit scadathletics.com for hours of operation and a schedule of classes. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Strength and conditioning staff works with athletes on a weekly basis to develop overall strength and conditioning for better athletic performance. S T U D E N T R E C R E AT I O N The department of student recreation exists to help develop well-rounded students by encouraging personal health through recreational activities and promoting student participation in events that support community through social interaction, team building and university spirit. University-sponsored recreation programs help students become acquainted with SCAD and area resources while also providing fitness opportunities. Activities such as canoeing, off-road biking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting are offered to all students during academic quarters. Tennis courts, playing fields and parks also are popular sites for student recreational activities. In Savannah, proximity to beaches allows students to enjoy swimming, surfing and sailing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. SAMCARTER EDDIECONCEPCIÓN D I R E C TO R O F F I T N E S S D I R E C TO R O F I N T R A M U R A L S A N D R E C R E AT I O N STRENGTH AND CO N D I T I O N I N G COAC H Sam Carter has served as SCAD’s strength and conditioning coach since 2001 and as director of fitness since 2007. The Georgia native has trained numerous pro, collegiate and high school athletes. He is also a trainer to the stars. Carter graduated from Savannah State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1996. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is certified through the NSCA as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Carter, a Marine, is also certified as a personal trainer through the America Council on Exercise. Eddie Concepción, director of intramurals and recreation at SCAD, has nearly 34 years of experience in physical fitness, training and coaching. His tenure at SCAD includes positions as head women’s basketball coach, assistant men’s basketball coach, director of intramurals and fitness center manager. As the women’s basketball coach, he posted a winning record in every season, guiding the team to the NCAA Division III tournament with a 19-7 record in the 2001-02 season. Concepción also served as the head coach of the Savannah Storm, an expansion franchise of the American Basketball Association, earning an 8-1 overall record and leading the team to its first-ever playoff game in 2010-11, the Storm’s first season. Concepción is a certified CPR/first aid instructor, personal trainer and League Cycling Instructor (LCI). He was a licensed boxer in 1978. He earned B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in video and film from SCAD. JAMESIVES F I T N E S S C O O R D I N AT O R James Ives has several years of experience in the fitness industry, working in a variety of fitness settings, from collegiate recreation centers to hospital wellness centers and private personal training facilities. Ives believes in a functional approach to exercise and often implements fun and challenging exercises during his classes. Before joining the Club SCAD team in 2012, Ives worked for three years as a supervisor and master trainer at Empower Personal Training in Durham, North Carolina. Prior to this, he served as a fitness graduate assistant while completing his masterâ€™s degree at the University of North Carolina, where he worked with campus recreation as well as the UNC menâ€™s football team. He has also held positions as a personal trainer at other locations, including UNC Healthcare in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ives is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2005, he received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, double majoring in exercise and sport science and psychology. Ives returned to UNC and in 2009 he completed a M.A. degree in exercise physiology. CHELSEAPYRCH PAT R I C K R E AG A N FITNESS AND I N T R A M U R A L A S S I S TA N T I N T R A M U R A L A S S I S TA N T Chelsea Pyrch is a professional dancer originally from Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts with a degree in ballet, she trained with the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. She then danced with the Richmond Ballet in Virginia and Columbus Dance Theatre in Ohio. She has enjoyed choreographing high school musicals and currently performs as a guest artist with Savannah Dance Theatre. Prior to joining SCAD, she instructed aerobic dance courses at Armstrong Atlantic State University. As a certified Zumba Fitness instructor, Pyrch has been teaching classes at Club SCAD since 2008. Patrick Reagan joined SCAD in 2011 as assistant coach of the SCAD cross country and outdoor track and field programs and became head coach in 2012. A record-breaking cross country runner at Slippery Rock University, Reagan was named an NCAA Division II All-American in 2007 and 2008. He placed as high as 12th place at the NCAA Division II National Championship. Reagan qualified multiple times for the NCAA Division II Track and Field National Meet in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter run. Patrick holds a personal best time of 14:25 in the 5K. He also has personal best times of 24:05 in the 8,000 meters and 30:05 in the 10,000 meters. Reagan graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2009 with a B.S. degree in exercise science. THE SUN CONFERENCE Originally formed in March 1990 as the Florida Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (FIAC), The Sun Conference was established as a conference for small independent institutions within the NAIA. The name Florida Sun Conference was adopted in 1992. The league unveiled its new name, The Sun Conference, on Aug. 18, 2008 to be inclusive of member schools from Georgia and South Carolina. The league sponsors championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s volleyball. The 11 member institutions in the conference believe in strong educational commitment combined with balanced athletic competition, resulting in one of the most successful intercollegiate conferences in the NAIA. The Sun Conference has proven to be one of the top leagues in the NAIA with its teams consistently being recognized among the nation’s best. NAIA C H A M P I O N S O F C H A R AC T E R Since 1937, the NAIA has administered programs and championships in proper balance with the overall educational experience. In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character-building aspects of sport. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which each studentathlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five tenets: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship. This program will educate and create awareness of the positive character-building traits afforded by sports and return integrity to competition at the collegiate and youth levels while impacting all of society. In 2009, 2011 and 2012, SCAD athletics won the Champions of Character award. To learn more about the NAIA, visit naia.cstv.com and championsofcharacter.org. A sample of student-athlete work To view more student work, visit scad.edu. A C B D E A: DANIEL OGREN, B.F.A. graphic design student, men’s lacrosse, Woodbury, Minnesota B: SAMANTHA NORTH, B.F.A., painting, 2012, women’s lacrosse, Manchester, New Jersey C: WADE WINEBRENNER, B.F.A., graphic design, 2012, men’s lacrosse, Flemington, New Jersey D: ANDREW MARCO, B.F.A., industrial design, 2012, men’s golf, Charlotte, North Carolina E: SAMANTHA NORTH, B.F.A., painting, 2012, women’s lacrosse, Manchester, New Jersey A Javier Melon Gil B 17 C D A: JAVIER MELON GIL, B.F.A., graphic design, 2010, men’s soccer, Mar del Plata, Argentina B: JULIE FERRIS, B.F.A. painting student, equestrian, Norcross, Georgia C: AMELIE MOGARD, B.F.A., interior design, 2011, women’s golf, Sandviken, Sweden D: PATRICK COOLEY, B.F.A., architecture, 2012, men’s cross country, Shawnee Mission, Kansas SCAD and The University for Creative Careers are registered trademarks of the Savannah College of Art and Design. 47408 â€˘ 3.12