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2013 University of Delaware Women’s Rowing Schedule Date

Tournament

Location

October 13

Navy Day Regatta (Schuylkill River) (Exhibition)

November 3

Head of Occoquan Regatta (Occoquan River) (Exhibition)

March 9

Saint Joseph’s w/ Drexel, La Salle (Schuylkill River)

Philadelphia, Pa.

March 30

Murphy Cup (Cooper River)

Cherry Hill, N.J.

April 7

Occoquan Sprints (Occoquan River)

April 13-14

Knecht Cup (Cooper River)

April 27

at Bucknell w/ West Virginia, Connecticut (Lake Pinchot)

Philadelphia, Pa. Fairfax, Va.

Fairfax, Va. Camden, N.J.

May 10-11

Dad Vail Regatta (Schuylkill River)

May 19

CAA Championships (Occoquan River)

Lewisberry, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. Fairfax, Va.

Table of Contents

Senior Associate AD/Development ..............Tim Ford

2013 Schedule ............................................................1

Associate AD/Business ..........................Scott Eatough

2013 Quick Facts ......................................................1

Associate AD/Recreation Services ........Jake Olkkola

What is a Blue Hen....................................................1

Associate AD/External Rel. Stacey Bunting-Thompson

2013 Roster ..............................................................2

Associate AD/Financial Strategites ....Augie Maurelli

Head Coach Kevin Gruber ........................................2

Associate AD/Compliance ........................Rick Stumpf

Meet the Blue Hens ..............................................3-12

Student-Athlete Elig./Financial Aid ......Lauren Harris

2012 Blue Hen Rowing Photos ............................13

Assistant AD/Operations..........................Alicia Greco

2012 Times ..............................................................14

Asst. AD/Marketing & Promotions ....Kristy Fletcher

Colonial Athletic Association ..................................15

Asst. AD/Sports Med. Phys. ......Dr. Andrew Reisman

All-Time Results ......................................................16

Asst. AD/Athletic Training ........................John Smith

All-Time Letterwinners............................................17

Associate Head Trainers ........Joan Couch, Dan Watson

University of Delaware......................................18-20

Assistant Trainers......Courtney Butterworth, Jon Boone,

Associate AD ..................................................Sue Groff

Blue Hen Alumni ......................................................21

..................................................................Kelly Stafford Director of Multimedia ............................Jimmy Smith

Quick Facts

Assistant AD/Media Relations ..........Scott Selheimer Location..................................Newark, Delaware 19716

E-Mail ............................................selheime@udel.edu

Founded ................................................................ 1743

Assistant SIDs ......................Kevin Tritt, Maggie Hayon

Enrollment ................................16,000 Undergraduates

SID/Multimedia Assistant......................Adam Nichols

Nickname .......................................... Fightin' Blue Hens

Athletics Media Relations Phone ........302-831-2186

Official Mascot ................................................ YoUDee

Athletics Media Relations Fax ............302-831-8653

Colors..................................................Royal Blue & Gold

E-Mail Address ................................athletics@udel.edu

Conference ........................Colonial Athletic Association

Internet Address ............................ www.bluehens.com

Affiliation ..............................................NCAA Division I President ........................................Dr. Patrick T. Harker

Head Coach ................Kevin Gruber (Massachusetts ‘00)

NCAA Faculty Rep. ..................Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler

Record at Delaware........................0-0 (first season)

Director of Ath. & Rec. Services ................ Eric Ziady

Career Record ....................................................same

Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA....Samantha Huge

Office Phone........................................302-831-0882

Senior Associate AD/Facilities & Ops ......Joe Shirley

What is a Blue Hen? University of Delaware's athletic teams have one of the most unique nicknames in all of college athletics – "The Fightin' Blue Hens." It is a name they carry with pride that stretches back over 200 years of history of the state of Delaware. The Blue Hen nickname has been continuously used by all University of Delaware intercollegiate teams since 1911. On December 9, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved that a military battalion was to be raised from the lower three counties along the Delaware River. Thus was born the Delaware Regiment, a group of eight companies representing New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. The second company was composed of men from Kent County and was under the command of Captain John Caldwell, an avid fan and owner of gamecocks. The militia often amused itself by staging cock fights with these birds which were of a breed known as the Kent County Blue Hen, having some blue plumage. The renown of these chickens spread rapidly during that time when cock fighting was a popular form of amusement, and the "Blue Hens' Chickens" quickly developed a reputation for ferocity and fighting success. Captain Caldwell's company likewise acquired a considerable reputation for its own fighting prowess in engagements with the British at Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton, and was soon known as "the Blue Hen Chicken" company. One version of the story states that Caldwell's company rushed into battle screaming "We're sons of the Blue Hen and we're game to the end!" Captain Caldwell's company was part of Col. John Haslet's first Delaware regiment that formed near the outset of the Revolution in January, 1776, and in August, 1781, remnants of the regiment were still battling at Eutaw Springs, SC. Although often referred to as "The Fighting Delawares," Haslet's regiment also won the sobriquet, "The Blue Hen Chickens," which has become the nickname for all Delawareans. The name was formally adopted by the Delaware General Assembly in April, 1939 when the "Blue Hen Chicken" was named the official state bird. UD’s College of Agricultural Sciences maintains a breeding group of the Blue Hen Chicken on its campus farm.

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2013 University of Delaware Women’s Rowing Roster Player

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H EAD C OACH

Hometown / High School

Naomi Balodemas..........................Fr.

Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Shannon Bell ................................So.

Scotch Plains, N.J./Bishop Ahr

Jennifer Boone ..............................Fr.

Newtown, Pa./Pennsbury

Rachel Boudart **..........................Jr.

New Castle, Del./Padua Academy

Bethany Callaway ***....................Sr.

Seaford, Del./Sussex Tech

Denise Cirelli * ..............................So.

Wayne, Pa./Baldwin School

Calla Cissel * ................................So.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest Prep

Laurell Clark..................................Fr.

Bear, Del./Ursuline Academy

Jessica Cooper ..............................Fr.

Newtown Square, Pa./Friends Central

Ally Crossman ** ..........................Sr.

Mashpee, Mass./Papillion La Vista South (Neb.)

Alexandra Cruz..............................Fr.

Montclair, N.J./Montclair

Nicole DeGisi ................................Fr.

Montvale, N.J./Pascack Hills

Danielle DeLuna ............................Fr.

Nesconset, N.Y./Smithtown West

K EVIN G RUBER 1ST SEASON • MASSACHUSETTS ‘00

Kevin Gruber, who served the last four seasons as an assistant at the University of Connecticut, was named the new women’s rowing head coach at the University of Delaware in August, 2012. Gruber, who becomes just the third head coach in school history, replaced Laura Slice, who served the previous nine seasons. Jinny Jang led the team as interim head coach during the 2012 campaign. “We are excited to have Kevin Gruber join the Blue Hen athletics family,” said University of Delaware Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Samantha K. Huge in announcing the hiring. “We were impressed by Kevin’s knowledge and his ability to interact with student-athlete and with his success as both an assistant and head coach over the last decade. We look forward to having him lead our rowers as they continue to rise to the top of the Colonial Athletic Association.”

Hayley Diverio ..............................So.

Newton, N.J./Gill St. Bernard’s

Holly Dodge *** ............................Sr.

Wilton, N.Y./Saratoga

Sharon Dominguez ........................Fr.

Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown

A 2000 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Gruber served the last four seasons at Connecticut under head coach Jennifer Sanford-Wendry, including his role as associate head coach in 2011-

Erin Dunne ....................................Fr.

Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Merion Mercy

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Kaitlin Flood..................................So.

Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood

Chloe Gallo....................................Fr.

Hockessin, Del./Cab Calloway School of the Arts

"I’m thrilled to be a Blue Hen,” said Gruber. “It was clear to me throughout the interview process that Delaware would be a great fit for me and I’m happy that the search committee felt the same way. I’m looking forward to working with the student-athletes and building on UD’s tradition of Dad Vail and CAA success under Coach Kukla and Coach Slice."

Molly Gardner ..............................So.

Richmond, Va./Godwin

Kathleen Garrity ............................Fr.

Newtown, Mass./Newtown South

Lily Guttentag * ............................So.

Andover, Mass./Andover

Corey Holloway * ..........................So.

Wilmington, Del./Cab Calloway

Megan Kirby..................................Fr.

Damascus, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross

Jennifer Kohler ** ........................Jr.

Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional

Teresa Kontos ................................Fr.

Sewell, N.J./Bishop Eustace

Danielle Lawler ............................So.

Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh

Anne Livingstone ..........................Fr.

Wilton, Conn./Wilton

Jennifer Majcher ..........................So.

Lutz, Fla./Steinbrenner

Catherine Manner..........................So.

Oak Hill, Va./Oakton

Yardley Markee *..........................So.

Chester Springs, Pa./Shipley School

Meredith Murphy ** ......................Jr.

Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge

Jamie Noce * ................................So.

Baldwinville, N.Y./Baker

Samantha Noel..............................Fr.

Wilmington, Del./Sanford

Haley Northup ..............................Fr.

Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow

Bethany Porter **..........................Jr.

Gig Harbor, Wash./Gig Harbor

Angela Quinn ** ............................Jr.

Aldan, Pa./Archbishop Prendergast

Sarah Slotoroff **..........................Jr.

Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional

Alexandra Smart *** ....................Sr.

Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington

Katherine Sneddon ........................Fr.

Bellmore, N.Y./Wantagh

Shannon Taylor..............................Fr.

Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s

Sarah Tenenbaum ..........................Fr.

Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown

Anne Waskover..............................Fr.

Port Washington, N.Y./Schreiber

Curtira Williams ............................Fr.

Pikesville, Md./St. Paul’s School for Girls

Connecticut finished fifth as a team at the Big East Championships each of the last three seasons and enjoyed success at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta. In 2009, Gruber coached UConn's Second Varsity Eight to a fifth placed finish at Dad Vail and a fourth place finish at the Big East Championships. In both 2010 and 2011, UConn's Second Varsity Eights crew advanced to the Dad Vail semifinals with the 2011 crew also finishing fifth at both the Big East Championships and the Knecht Cup Regatta. Gruber coached UConn’s Novice Eights in 2012, leading the team to a second place finish at the Big East Championships and a semifinal berth at the Dad Vail Regatta. Another highlight came in Fall 2011 when Gruber helped coach UConn's Varsity Eights boat to a third place finish at the Head of the Charles Regatta. In addition, several UConn student-athletes earned academic and all-region honors over the past four years. Prior to coming to UConn, Gruber served in the same position at Southern Methodist University for four years. He was the primary coach for the freshmen and novice boats at SMU and had various other responsibilities in the program. Gruber served as the head coach of men's and women's rowing at the University of Charleston (W. Va.) from 2002-04. At Charleston, he also was a games management coordinator and served as the school's sports information director. He began his coaching career by serving as a men's assistant coach at Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) in 2000-01 followed by a year as graduate assistant coach with the West Virginia University women's program. While a student at UMass, Gruber was a four-year member of the men's crew club team and earned his undergraduate degree in sport management and journalism. He earned a master's degree from West Virginia in athletic coaching education. Gruber was also involved with the Riverfront Recapture rowing program in Hartford, Conn., coaching men's masters rowers, adult-learn-to-row, and youth summer camps.

Head Coach: Kevin Gruber (Massachusetts ‘00), first season

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FRESHMAN CHEVY CHASE, MD. / BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE

JUNIOR NEW CASTLE, DEL. / PADUA ACADEMY

At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Member of the rowing team at Bethesda-Chevy Chase • competed in the SRAA Finals, Head of the Charles for two years and advanced to

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who has earned two letters • expected to be a member of the Varsity Fours crew. 2012 Season: Competed in three events as a member of the Second Varsity Eights

the semifinals at the Stotesbury Regatta • served as captain of the rowing team during her junior year • also played on the basketball team during her freshman and sophomore years • earned a certificate of merito-

at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet, Old Dominion Tri-Meet, and Murphy Cup • helped the Varsity Fours finish second in the semifinals at the Occoquan Sprints and fourth in the petite finals at the Knecht Cup • member

rious service. Personal: Naomi Balodemas • born August 3, 1994 • daughter of Louis Balodemas and Sue Ousterhout • has a sister, Gina • university studies major and Spanish minor at Delaware.

of the Novice Eights that placed fourth at the Dad Vail Regatta • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll. 2011 Season: Competed in six events as a member of the Novice Eights crew • placed first at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth in the semifinals with the Novice Eights at Dad Vail • placed third at Saint

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Joseph's dual • crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April May 2. High School/Club: Competed for the Padua Academy swimming team from 2006-2010 in the freestyle and backstroke events • placed second in the state championships in the backstroke as a senior • began rowing in her junior year • part of the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association for two years where she placed seventh at Nationals • President of the National Honor Society • was an honor roll student all four years • representative on the student council. Personal: Rachel Ann Boudart ("boo-dart") • born September 20, 1991 • daughter of Christopher and Jennifer Boudart • parents both graduated from UD • majoring in biology at Delaware with plans to become a doctor • has a sister and a brother • sister, Sarah, is a senior at Delaware • worked as a lifeguard in Ocean City, N.J. during the summer.

SOPHOMORE SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. / BISHOP AHR At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad of the Blue Hens. 2012 Season: Competed with the Novice Eights “B” boat at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet, Old Dominion Tri-Meet and Murphy Cup • member of the Novice Fours that won its race at the Occoquan Sprints and placed fifth at the Knecht Cup • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll. High School: Competed for the Bishop Ahr High School Gymnastics Team all four years in all events • team was state champions in 2007 and 2010 • member of National Honor Society • honor roll student. Personal: Shannon Bell • born September 15, 1993 • daughter of Scott and Barbara Bell • has two brothers • mother graduated from Delaware • majoring in elementary and special education at Delaware.

J ENNIFER B OONE FRESHMAN NEWTOWN, PA. / PENNSBURY At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Earned two varsity letters as a member of the soccer team at Pennsbury High School • National Honor Society secretary • environmental club officer • prom chair. Personal: Jennifer Noelle Boone • born December 8, 1993 • daughter of Peter and Janet Boone • has a sister, Jessica • exercise science major at Delaware.

B ETHANY C ALLAWAY SENIOR SEAFORD, DEL. / SUSSEX TECH At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad who has earned three letters • one of four seniors on the squad • member of Varsity Eights crew in the fall • has competed in 20 career events. 2012 Season: Competed in all seven events for the Blue Hens • member of the Second Eights at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet and Old Dominion Tri-Meet • competed with the Second Varsity Eights boats that finished third in its heat at the Murphy Cup, fourth in its heat at the Dad Vail Regatta, and fifth at the CAA Championships • member of the Varsity Fours at the Occoquan Sprints and Knecht Cup. 2011 Season: Competed in all seven events as a member of the Second Varsity Eights • placed third at the CAA with the Second Varsity Eights • placed third at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth at Dad Vail • finished third at the Murphy Cup, second at Knecht Cup and second at St. Joseph’s dual. 2010 Season: Competed in all six events with the Hens • competed in five events with the Novice Eights and one with the Varsity Fours • finished second at the CAA Championships with the Varsity Fours and had a second place finish at the ECAC Championships with the Novice Eights crew • led the Novice Eights to a win at the Saint Joseph's/Drexel tri-meet. High School: Competed in soccer and basketball at Sussex Tech High School • played defense in soccer and forward in basketball • earned four varsity letters in soccer • two-time all-conference and team Most Valuable Player • two-year captain • named team's Outstanding Senior • earned three letters in basketball • earned AllHenlopen Conference honors as a senior • team captain as a senior • played trombone in the marching band

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• National Honor Society. Personal: Bethany L. Callaway • born June 22, 1990 • daughter of Eric Callaway and Lynn Hale • has an older brother and a twin brother • nursing major at Delaware with a minor in the-

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D ENISE C IRELLI SOPHOMORE WAYNE, PA. / BALDWIN SCHOOL

FRESHMAN BEAR, DEL. / URSULINE ACADEMY At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Earned varsity letters as a member of the basketball and lacrosse teams at Ursuline Academy • won a state championship in 2012 as a member of the basketball team • played volleyball during her freshman year of high school. Personal: Laurell Madison Clark • born February 2,1994 • daughter of Henry and Laurel Clark • has a sister, Gabrielle • father played football at Wesley College • exercise science major at Delaware • enjoys listening to music and playing basketball.

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad who has earned one letter. 2012 Season: Competed in all seven events for the Blue Hens • member of the Varsity Fours boat that finished fifth at the CAA Championships • competed with the Novice Eights during the other six meets of the year • member of the Novice Eights boat that was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2 after finishing second at the Occoquan Sprints • earned the UD Team Coaches Award for novice rowers. High School: Participated in soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, volleyball, and rowing at The Baldwin School • varsity letterwinner in soccer, volleyball, and rowing • earned first team All-Main-Line, All-Inter AC, and second team All-Inter AC honors while playing volleyball • senior captain of the volleyball team • named MVP after senior season of volleyball • elected Athletic Association Representative. Personal: Denise Maire Cirelli ("sarill-e") • born February 22, 1993 • daughter of Joe and Adriane Cirelli • has a younger brother • exercise science major at Delaware who aspires to become a physical therapist • began rowing in 11th grade • enjoys baking and playing sports • participated and medaled in the Canadian Nationals in the Lightweight Fours during senior year.

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J ESSICA C OOPER FRESHMAN NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA. / FRIENDS CENTRAL At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Played softball, field hockey and basketball at Friends Central • winner of the Outstanding Senior Athlete award • named to softball first team all-league in 2009-2011 and honorable mention in 2008 • All-Main Line selection in 2011 • named softball team MVP in 2010 and 2011 • tabbed 2010 field hockey team MVP • member of the students admission committee. Personal: Jessica Hillary Cooper • born February 17,1993 • daughter of Glenn and Cindi Cooper • has a brother, Ben • human services major at Delaware.

SOPHOMORE FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. / PINE CREST PREP

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At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad who has earned one letter. 2012 Season: Competed in all seven meets for the Blue Hens • member of the Varsity Fours boat that finished fifth at the Occoquan Sprints • competed with the Second Varsity Eights that placed fifth in its heat at the Knecht Cup • competed with the Second Varsity Eights during the Saint Joseph’s Tri-Meet and the Old Dominion Tri-Meet • member of the Second Varsity Eights boat at the CAA Championships and Dad Vail Regatta. High School: Fouryear participant on the rowing team at Pine Crest Preparatory School • three-year varsity letterwinner • ranked second in Scholastic National 2010 Women's Junior Fours • qualified for Scholastic Nationals senior year in Eights and Varsity Fours • senior year captain • elected club representative in student council • head of Community Service Board. Personal: Calla Marie Cissel ("ci-sull") • born November 16, 1993 • daughter of Jana Blackwell • has one younger brother, Chandler Cissel • nursing student at Delaware who hopes to become a nurse practitioner • chose Delaware because of the strong nursing program and the great coaching staff • goal is to win a CAA title and earn medals • began rowing freshman year of high school • enjoys baking and cooking and would like to start a baking business • works as a summer camp counselor.

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SENIOR MASHPEE, MASS. / PAPILLION LA VISTA SOUTH (NEB.) At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad who has earned two letters • has competed in 18 career events. 2012 Season: Competed in all but one meet for the Blue Hens • member of the Varsity Fours boat at the Occoquan Sprints, Knecht Cup and CAA Championships • participated with the Novice Eights boat that placed fourth at the Dad Vail Regatta • member of the Second Eights at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet and the Second Varsity Eights at the Murphy Cup • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll. 2011 Season: Competed in all seven events as a member of the Second Varsity Eights • placed third at the CAA

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2010 Season: Competed in five events as a part of the Novice Eights crew • placed second at the ECAC Championships • finished first at Saint Joseph's/Drexel tri-meet • finished third at the Murphy Cup • placed fourth at the Knecht Cup • finished in fifth at the Dad Vail Regatta • crew was named Army ROTC Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 26. High School: Competed in cross country and track and field at Papillion-LaVista South High School in Papillion, Neb. • middle distance runner in track • earned five letters overall • member of National Honor Society • served as DECA Vice President. Personal: Allyson Marie "Ally" Crossman • born February 16, 1991 in Maine • daughter of Scott and Susan Crossman • has a younger brother • hotel restaurant and institutional management major at Delaware with a minor in international business and business administration • worked as a waitress during the summer • father is in the U.S. military • cousin, Justin Sexton, played college basketball at Pomona-Pitzer.

FRESHMAN NESCONSET, N.Y. / SMITHTOWN WEST At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Earned three varsity letters as a member of the volleyball team at Smithtown West High School • awarded the All-County Academic award for volleyball in 2012 • named captain of the volleyball team as a senior • helped the volleyball team win the league championship • also played on the softball team • member of the National Honor Society, Spanish

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Honor Society, and Math Honor Society • honor roll student. Personal: Danielle Mary DeLuna • born November 25, 1993 • daughter of Joseph and Catherine DeLuna • has a twin sister, Lindsay, and an older sister, Christie • university studies major at Delaware.

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FRESHMAN MONTCLAIR, N.J. / MONTCLAIR At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Won the New Jersey state championship four times at Montclair High School • captured two Stotesbury Regatta Cup gold medals and won a silver medal at the National Championship • earned four varsity letters • member of National Honor Society • honor roll student. Personal: Alexandra M Cruz • born September 4, 1994 • daughter of Roberto Cruz and Marilyn Sanchez • has a sister, Jenna • exercise science major at Delaware • enjoys swimming, doing yoga, and walking on the beach during her free time.

N ICOLE D E G ISI FRESHMAN MONTCLAIR, N.J. / MONTCLAIR

SOPHOMORE NEWTON, N.J. / GILL ST. BERNARD’S At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad of the team as a sophomore. 2012 Season: Competed in five events for the Blue Hens • member or the Varsity Fours at the Old Dominion Tri-Meet • member of the Novice Fours that finished fifth at the Knecht Cup and fourth in its heat at the Dad Vail Regatta • competed with the Novice Eights at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet and Murphy Cup. High School/Club: Competed on the rowing and swimming teams at Gill St. Bernard's School • captain of swimming team during the 2008-10 seasons • finished 10th in the women's Lightweight Fours at the 2011 USRowing Youth Rowing National Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn. • placed third in the women's Lightweight Fours at the 2011 Sarah and William Cooper Cup • competed in the women's Varsity Fours at the Head of the Charles Regatta • member of the honor roll • senior peer leader • helped with the Special Olympics • delegate at the 2009 Lead for Diversity. Personal: Hayley Diverio ("di-ver-e-o") • born July 30, 1993 • daughter of James and Regina Diverio • father was a member of the soccer team at Drew University • majoring in environmental studies with a concentration in law/politics • has a sister • hobbies include kayaking, hiking, and camping • walks dogs at her local kennel.

At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Earned four varsity letters as a member of the cheerleading team at Pascack Hills High School • member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Science Honor Society • served as senior class president and vice president of the Spanish Honor Society. Personal: Nicole E. DeGisi • born August 1, 1994 • daughter of Carl DeGisi • has a brother, Carl • marketing and Spanish major at Delaware • aspires to work in public relations at a magazine or record label.

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SENIOR WILTON, N.Y. / SARATOGA

FRESHMAN PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA. / MERION MERCY

At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad who has earned three letters • expected to again be a member of the Varsity Eights boat • has competed in 19 career events. 2012 Season: Competed with the

At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Four-year member of Merion Mercy Academy rowing team • won a medal at the Philadelphia City Championships • member of the National

Varsity Eights crew during all seven meets on the year • finished fifth at the Occoquan Sprints and sixth at the CAA Championships. 2011 Season: Competed in all seven events as a member of the Second Varsity

Honor Society. Personal: Erin V. Dunne • born January 11, 1994 • daughter of Robert and Virginia Dunne • has four siblings: Christopher, Dennis, Sheila and Paul • Sheila was on her college’s crew team for two

Eights • placed third at the CAA Championships with the Second Varsity Eights • placed third at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth at the Dad Vail Regatta • finished third at the Murphy Cup, second at the Knecht Cup and second at the Saint Joseph’s dual. 2010 Season: Competed in five events as a part of the

years • has not declared a major at Delaware • enjoys running, reading, doing yoga and meditating during her free time.

Novice Eights crew and one on the Novice Fours crew • placed second at the ECAC Championships • finished first at the Saint Joseph's/Drexel tri-meet • finished third at the Murphy Cup for the Novice Eights and third for the Novice Fours • placed fourth at the Knecht Cup • finished in fifth at the Dad Vail Regatta • crew was named the Army ROTC Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 26. High School: Competed for the rowing team at Saratoga High School for four seasons • member of National Honor Society. Personal: Holly Lynn Dodge • born September 28, 1990 • daughter of Kenneth and Tina Dodge • has an older sister • pre-veterinary medicine and animal biosciences major at Delaware.

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D OMINGUEZ FRESHMAN HAGERSTOWN, MD. / NORTH HAGERSTOWN At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Four-year member of the soccer team at North Hagerstown as an outside midfielder and stopper • led team to the 2012 county championship • three-year member of the lacrosse team as a defender • member of National Honor society • earned a baccalaureate diploma. Personal: Sharon Dominguez • born April 8, 1994 • daughter of Pablo Dominguez and Sonia Reyes • has a sister, Chantelle, and a brother, Patrick • criminal justice major at

At Delaware: Second-year member of the Blue Hens as a sophomore. 2012 Season: Competed in all but one event for the Blue Hens • member of the Novice Fours that finished fifth at the Knecht Cup • competed with the Novice Eights that finished second at the Occoquan Sprints and fourth at the Dad Vail Regatta • member of the Novice Eights A boat that competed in the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet, Old Dominion TriMeet, and Murphy Cup • member of the Novice Eights boat that was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2. High School: Four-year participant on the rowing team at Ridgewood High School • team won the North Jersey Championship • honor roll student • member of the Leadership Club during her senior year. Personal: Kaitlin Mavis Flood • born February 17, 1993 • daughter of Peter and Brenda Flood • has three siblings • elementary education major at Delaware who aspires to become a teacher • chose Delaware because it was the perfect fit • began rowing freshman year of high school • other hobbies include skiing • has worked as a camp counselor.

Delaware • plans on becoming an immigration lawyer following graduation.

C HLOE G ALLO FRESHMAN HOCKESSIN, DEL. / CAB CALLOWAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Member of the dance and rowing teams during high school • played midfielder for the soccer team while attending the Charter School of Wilmington

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a sister, Julia • mother and sister, as well as six other relatives, attended Delaware • neuroscience pre-med major at Delaware • enjoys dancing, working out, hiking and camping during her free time.

M OLLY G ARDNER SOPHOMORE RICHMOND, VA. / GODWIN At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad of the team as a sophomore. 2012 Season: Competed with the Varsity Eights B boat at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet, Old Dominion Tri-Meet, and Murphy Cup • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll. High School: Competed in cross country and distance track events at Mills Godwin High School • captain of cross country and indoor track during her junior and senior seasons • captain of outdoor track team for her junior year • named Most Dedicated Team Member of her cross country team during her junior season • member of National Honor Society • honor roll student • vice president of the Keyettes • member of the National Beta Club. Personal: Molly Katalin Gardner • born February 19, 1993 • daughter of Russell and Kaye Gardner • majoring in nursing • at races she always wears two different socks for good luck • her hobbies include reading, running, and playing the viola • came to Delaware because of the nursing program.

G UTTENTAG SOPHOMORE ANDOVER, MASS. / ANDOVER At Delaware: Second-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned one letter. 2012 Season: Competed in all but one meet as a member of the Novice Eights • member of the Novice Eights boat that finished second at the Occoquan Sprints, and placed fourth at the Knecht Cup and Dad Vail Regatta • member of the Novice Eights boat that was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2. High School: Participated on the cross country, indoor track, and rowing teams at Andover High School • began rowing during her freshman year of high school • honor roll student. Personal: Lily Hannah Guttentag ("goo-ten-taug") • born September 23, 1993 • daughter of Mitchell Guttentag and Rebecca Fishbein • father played soccer in college • has a brother • university studies major and hopes to pursue a career in law or government • enjoys running during spare time • worked as a camp counselor during the summer.

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H OLLOWAY K ATHLEEN G ARRITY FRESHMAN NEWTOWN, MASS. / NEWTOWN SOUTH At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Earned two varsity letters each in soccer, winter track and spring track • member of the tennis team • received the 100% award for spring track in 2012. Personal: Kathleen Suzanne Garrity • born January 3, 1994 • daughter of John and Mary Ann

SOPHOMORE WILMINGTON, DEL. / CAB CALLOWAY At Delaware: Second-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned one letter. 2012 Season: Competed in all seven events during her freshman year • member of the Second Varsity Eights boat that finished fifth at the CAA Championships • competed with the Novice Eights during the other six meets • Novice Eights boat was named the National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2 following its second place finish at the Occoquan Sprints. High School: Participated in rowing and soccer throughout high school at Cab Calloway • member of the National Honor Society • elected school secretary • honor roll student. Personal: Corey Elizabeth Holloway • born November 20, 1993 • daughter of Jack and Maryann Holloway • has three siblings, John and Michael Holloway, and Lauren Psimaris • exercise science major at Delaware who aspires to become a physical therapist • stared rowing at the age of 15.

Garrity • has a sister, Elise, and a brother, Mark, who graduated from Delaware • health behavior science major at Delaware.

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M EGAN K IRBY

T ERESA K ONTOS

FRESHMAN DAMASCUS, MD. / ACADEMY OF THE HOLY CROSS

FRESHMAN SEWELL, N.J. / BISHOP EUSTACE

At Delaware: First-year member of the squad as a freshman. High School/Club: Member of the rowing team from 2010-12 • placed third in WMIRA rowing in 2012 • member of the National Honor Society

At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Earned varsity letters as a member of the track and cross country teams at Bishop Eustace • won conference track championships in 2009 and

and Spanish Honor Society • served as a student ambassador. Personal: Megan Marie Kirby • born June 22,1994 • daughter of Kevin and Donna Kirby • has three siblings: Sean, Logan and Kara • internation-

2010 • member of the National Honor society • named to the Principal’s List. Personal: Teresa R. Kontos • born on August 27, 1993 • daughter of Chris Kontos and Susan Jurgensen • biomedical engineering and

al business major at Delaware.

exercise science major at Delaware • plans to become a sports medicine physician.

J ENNIFER K OHLER

D ANIELLE L AWLER

JUNIOR OCEANPORT, N.J. / SHORE REGIONAL At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who has earned two letters • member of the Varsity Eights crew. 2012 Season: Competed in all seven events for the Blue Hens • member of the Second Varsity Eights boat during the first six meets of the season, including a third place finish at the Occoquan Sprints • competed with the Novice Eights boat that finished fourth at the Dad Vail Regatta. 2011 Season: Competed in six events as a member of the Novice Eights crew • placed first at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth in the semifinals with the Novice Eights at Dad Vail • placed third at St. Joseph's dual • crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2. High School: Competed in tennis and track and field at Shore Regional High School • won the division championship for the tennis team • threw the javelin for track & field squad • honor roll student. Personal: Jennifer “Jenny” Leanne Kohler • born September 1, 1992 • daughter of Arno and Lorraine Kohler • psychology and criminal justice major at

SOPHOMORE COOPERSBURG, PA. / SOUTHERN LEHIGH At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad of the team as a sophomore. 2012 Season: Member of the Novice Fours boat that finished fourth in its heat at the Dad Vail Regatta • competed with the Novice Eights B boat at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet and Old Dominion Tri-Meet. High School: Competed as a goalie on the field hockey team for three years at Southern Lehigh High School • league and district champions in field hockey • member of National Honor Society • member of Robotics Club • played in the orchestra. Personal: Danielle Catherine Lawler • born January 25, 1993 • daughter of Keith and Lori Lawler • has two sisters • exercise science major at Delaware • aspires to become a physical therapist.

Delaware • had two older brothers.

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L IVINGSTONE FRESHMAN WILTON, CONN. / WILTON At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Earned two varsity letters as a member of the volleyball team at Wilton High School • also was a member of the outdoor track and field team • honor roll student. Personal: Anne Walker Livingstone • born on November 14, 1993 • daughter of George and Linda Livingstone • has a brother, Grey • dietetics major at Delaware.

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J ENNIFER M AJCHER

Y ARDLEY M ARKEE

SOPHOMORE LUTZ, FLA. / STEINBRENNER

SOPHOMORE CHESTER SPRINGS, PA. / SHIPLEY SCHOOL

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a sophomore. 2012 Season: Competed in five meets for the Blue Hens as a member of the Novice Eights boat • helped the Novice Eights to a second place fin-

At Delaware: Second-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned one letter. 2012 Season: Competed in all seven events for Delaware • member of the Novice Fours boat that finished fifth at the CAA

ish at the Occoquan Sprints and fourth place finishes at the Knecht Cup and Dad Vail Regatta • crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2 • named to CAA Academic

Championships • competed with the Novice Eights during the other six meets • Novice Eights crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2 after its second place finish at

Honor Roll. High School/Club: Won New Jersey State Championships while rowing at Absegami High School before moving to Florida • district champions in 2011 while rowing for Stewards Foundation Club. Personal: Jennifer Lynn Majcher ("may-cher") • born December 10, 1992 • has a brother • exercise sci-

the Occoquan Sprints. High School: Participated on the field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, and rowing teams at The Shipley School • varsity letterwinner for field hockey and rowing • led team to first place at Head of Christiana Regatta in 2010 • finished first at Kings Head in 2009 • senior captain of rowing team • semi-

ence major at Delaware who aspires to become a physical therapist • chose Delaware because of the strong physical therapy program and campus atmosphere • started rowing her sophomore year of high school.

finalist at Stotesbury Cup and Nationals during her senior year • four-year competitor at Philadelphia Flower Show and won multiple ribbons • Ronald McDonald House and Cradles to Crayons volunteer. Personal: Yardley Baron Markee • born October 7, 1992 • daughter of James and Alix Markee • mother played field hockey and lacrosse at Kenyon College • has a sister • pursuing a degree in elementary education at Delaware and hopes to become a special education teacher • started rowing during her sophomore year of high school • enjoys cooking, baking, and gardening.

C ATHERINE M ANNER

M EREDITH M URPHY

SOPHOMORE OAK HILL, VA. / OAKTON At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a sophomore. 2012 Season: Competed in all but one event for the Blue Hens • member of the Novice Fours boat that won its event at the Occoquan Sprints, finished fifth at the Knecht Cup, and was fourth in its heat at the Dad Vail Regatta • competed with the Novice Eights A boat during the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet, Old Dominion Tri-Meet, and Murphy Cup. High School: Four-year member of the rowing team at Oakton High School • earned three varsity letters and two academic letters • 2011 state champions with the Lightweight Fours crew • senior captain • member of the National Art Society. Personal: Catherine A. Manner • born August 28, 1993 • daughter of John Morrison and Meryl Manner • has two younger sisters • pursuing a degree in civil engineering • attends Delaware because of the academic choices, right size, and team dynamics • starting rowing her freshman year of high school • loves to kayak and paint • enjoys spending time at a nearby river.

JUNIOR CHESAPEAKE, VA. / GREAT BRIDGE At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who has earned two letters • member of the Second Varsity Eights crew in the fall. 2012 Season: Competed in all seven events for the Blue Hens • member of the Varsity Fours boat that finished fifth at the CAA Championships and fifth in its semifinal at the Dad Vail Regatta • competed with the Second Varsity Eights during the first five meets of the season. 2011 Season: Competed in six events as a member of the Novice Eights crew • placed first at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth in the semifinals with the Novice Eights at Dad Vail • placed third at St. Joseph's dual • crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on May 2. High School/Club: Fouryear letterwinner for the crew team at Great Bridge High School • won the Head of the James Regatta with the Novice Eights her freshman year and finished second at regionals • won regionals as a sophomore with the Varsity Eights • captured second place at the Virginia state championships with the Lightweight Fours • won the regional title with the Lightweight Fours as a junior • captured the Virginia state title with the Lightweight Fours • placed second at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta • won the regional title for a second time with the Varsity Fours • placed third in the Virginia State Regatta with the Varsity Fours • finished eighth at the SRAA Nationals with the Varsity Fours • member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and the Anchor Angels • served as equipment manager for boy's volleyball team. Personal: Meredith Anne Murphy • born November 20, 1991 in Oahu, Hawaii • daughter of Joe and Barbara Murphy • honor student majoring in dietetics at Delaware • aspires to work in a hospital as a dietician • has two older brothers

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• brother, Matthew, was a member of the rowing team at the U.S. Naval Academy, captaining the team in 2010-2011 • cousin played goalkeeper on the lacrosse team at Johns Hopkins from 2006-10 • enjoys bak-

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ing, watching The Office, going to the beach, and playing soccer in her free time.

J AMIE N OCE SOPHOMORE BALDWINVILLE, N.Y. / BAKER

FRESHMAN LONGMEADOW, MASS. / LONGMEADOW At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Member of the field hockey, volleyball, cross country, basketball and softball teams at Longmeadow High School • member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Haley Mikael Northrup • born June 28, 1994 • daughter of Steve and Denine Northrup • has a brother, Teagan • engineering major at Delaware.

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad who has earned one letter • expected to be a member of the Varsity Eights crew this spring. 2012 Season: Competed in all seven events as a freshman • member of the Varsity Fours boat that finished fifth at the CAA Championships • competed wt the Novice Eights during the other six meets, placing second at the Occoquan Sprints and fourth at the Knecht Cup and Dad Vail Regatta • member of the Novice Eights boat that was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2. High School: Co-captain of the rowing team as a senior at Baker High School • named team Most Valuable Player her senior year • three-time All-District Scholar Athlete • qualified for the Scholastic Rowing Nationals three times • member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Future Artists Club. Personal: Jamie M. Noce ("no-chee") • born October 2, 1993 • daughter of David and Virginia Noce • art major at Delaware • started rowing in the eighth grade with Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club • enjoys art and snowboarding.

S AMANTHA N OEL FRESHMAN WILMINGTON, DEL. / SANFORD At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Member of the gymnastics, field hockey, winter track and soccer teams at Sanford School • member of the National Honor Society • honor roll student. Personal: Samantha Leigh Noel • born February, 23, 1994 • daughter of Kevin and Jennifer

B ETHANY P ORTER JUNIOR GIG HARBOR, WASH. / GIG HARBOR At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who has earned two letters • expected to be a member of the Second Varsity Eights crew. 2012 Season: Appeared in four meets for the Blue Hens • competed with the Varsity Fours boat at the Murphy Cup, Occoquan Sprints and Knecht Cup • member of the Second Varsity Eights at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet. 2011 Season: Competed in five events as a member of the Novice Eights crew • placed first at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth in the semifinals with the Novice Eights at Dad Vail • crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on May 2. High School: Member of the water polo team during her freshman year at Gig Harbor High School • named Student of the Quarter for the fall of 2007 • awarded the Excellence in Academics for history and science and the Academic Excellence award in the spring of 2008 • earned high honors all three terms her junior year, as well as all three terms her senior year • member of Phi Theta Kappa. Personal: Bethany Suzanne Porter • born January 13, 1991 • daughter of Steven and Peggy Porter • honor student majoring in chemical engineering at Delaware • hobbies include scuba diving and ringing handbells • father participated on the men's crew team during his career at Washington State University in 1973-77 • middle of three children.

Noel • has two siblings, Amanda and Alex • father, Kevin, and sister, Amanda, both attended Delaware • math and accounting major at Delaware.

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A LEXANDRA S MART

JUNIOR ALDAN, PA. / ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST

SENIOR UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO / UPPER ARLINGTON

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who has earned two letters • expected to be a member of the Varsity Fours this spring. 2012 Season: Appeared in five meets for the Blue Hens • competed with

At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad who has earned three letters • expected to again be a member of the Varsity Eights crew • has competed in 20 career events. 2012 Season: Appeared in all

the Varsity Fours boat that finished fifth in its semifinal at the Dad Vail Regatta • member of the Second Varsity Eights at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet, Old Dominion Tri-Meet, Murphy Cup and Knecht Cup • named

seven events with the Blue Hen Varsity Eights boat • helped the Varsity Eights to a fifth place finish at the Occoquan Sprints and a sixth place finish at the CAA Championships. 2011 Season: Competed in all seven

to CAA Academic Honor Roll. 2011 Season: Competed in six events as a member of the Novice Eights crew • placed first at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth in the semifinals with the Novice Eights at Dad Vail • placed third at the St. Joseph's dual • crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete

events as a member of the Second Varsity Eights • placed third at the CAA Championships with the Second Varsity Eights • placed third at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth at Dad Vail • finished third at the Murphy Cup, second at Knecht Cup and second at the St. Joseph’s dual. 2010 Season: Competed in all six

of the Week on May 2. High School: Four-year letterwinner in rowing at Archbishop Prendergast High School • selected team captain as a senior • won the silver medal at the Head of the Ohio in 2007 and 2009 • also won silver medal at the King's Head Regatta in 2007 • won the gold medal at the Head of the Christina in 2008 • won the gold medal at the Upper Merion Regatta in 2009 and 2010 • also competed on the swimming team for two seasons • member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Angela Kathleen Quinn • born December 26, 1991 • daughter of John and Terry Quinn • honor student • has not declared a major at Delaware • cousin played football at Dickinson College • enjoys swimming in her spare time •

events, five with the Novice Eights and once with the Varsity Fours • registered top five finishes in all six competitions • helped the Varsity Fours to a second place finish at the CAA and ECAC Championships • led the Novice Eights crew to a first place finish at the Saint Joseph's/Drexel tri-meet • finished third at the Murphy Cup • took fourth at the Knecht Cup • registered fifth at the Dad Vail Regatta • named Army ROTC Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 26. High School/Club: Three-year varsity standout in rowing at Upper Arlington High School • served as team captain as a senior in 2008-09 • honor roll student • was the 2008 Scholastic Midwest champion in the Junior Eights • competed in the Varsity Fours SRAA

avid Philadelphia Phillies fan • has two older brothers.

Nationals in both 2008 and 2009 and placed fifth at the Head of the Charles in the Youth Fours • placed 11th in the Youth Fours at the 2009 USRowing Youth Nationals. Personal: Alexandra Ray "Alex" Smart • born May 1, 1991 • daughter of Steven and Roberta Smart • second of four daughters • psychology major at Delaware • has worked as a nanny during the summer • volunteered at a local hospital during her four years of high school • father is Vice President at Big Lots, Inc.

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S LOTOROFF

K ATHERINE S NEDDON

JUNIOR LINWOOD, N.J. / MAINLAND REGIONAL At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who has earned two letters. 2012 Season: Appeared in all seven meets for the Blue Hens • competed with the Varsity Fours boat at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet

FRESHMAN BELLMORE, N.Y. / WANTAGH

and the Murphy Cup • member of the Second Varsity Eights at the Occoquan Sprints, Knecht Cup, CAA Championships and Dad Vail Regatta. 2011 Season: Competed in six events as a member of the Novice Eights crew • placed first at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth in the semifinals with the Novice Eights at Dad Vail • placed third at the St. Joseph's dual • crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on May 2. High School/Club: Competed for two years for the crew team at Mainland

At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Member of both the lacrosse and soc-

High School • placed first at cities, first at counties, second at states, and second at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta as a senior • placed first at the SRAA National race in 2008 as part of the Second Varsity Eights •

Hero of Hope. Personal: Katherine M. Sneddon • born August 22, 1994 • daughter of Lloyd and Linda Sneddon • has two sisters, Andrea and Sara • biology major at Delaware • fluent in Swahili.

cer teams for four years at Wantagh High School • received all-academic All-American honors for lacrosse • selected to the soccer all-county team • member of the National Honor Society • named a Cystic Fibrosis

placed fourth at both the State and National races in 2009 • awarded the team's Most Athletic Contribution Award in 2009 • earned the Captain's Award in 2010 • member of the National Honor Society • also served as a peer mentor. Personal: Sarah Gloria Slotoroff ("slo-to-roff") • born August 11, 1992 • daughter of David Slotoroff and Barbara Young • university studies major at Delaware • lists her high school coach as her biggest influence • has a younger brother • worked as a camp counselor during the summer.

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S HANNON T AYLOR

A NNIE

W ASKOVER

FRESHMAN WILMINGTON, DEL. / ST. MARK’S

FRESHMAN PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. / SCHREIBER

At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School/Club: Earned three varsity letters and one novice letter as a member of the rowing team • placed third in the Philadelphia City Championships and

At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Earned four letters as a member of the swimming team at Schreiber High School • received an athletic-scholar award and was named a team cap-

Head of the Christiana during her senior year • placed third in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship during her sophomore year. Personal: Shannon Taylor • born October 6, 1993 • daughter of Marshall and

tain • earned all-county and all-division honors for swimming • selected team MVP • school record holder • won a New York State Championship as a member of the rowing team • advanced to the finals in the

Teresa Taylor • has a brother, Shane • biological sciences major at Delaware.

Northeast Region at the Friends of Port Rowing competition • was a member of the basketball team and skiing teams at Schreiber • member of the National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Social Studies Honor Society. Personal: Anne C. Waskover • born February 7, 1994 • daughter of Michael and Paula Waskover • has two sisters, Elizabeth and Phylicia • business undecided major at Delaware.

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T ENENBAUM

C URTIRA W ILLIAMS

FRESHMAN MOORESTOWN, N.J. / MOORESTOWN At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Four-year member of the Moorestown High School rowing team • served as team captain during her junior and senior years. Personal: Sarah Tenenbaum • born November 4, 1993 • daughter of Mark and Kim Tenenbaum • has two brothers, Max and Christopher • biology major at Delaware • aspires to become a physician’s assistant following graduation.

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FRESHMAN PIKESVILLE, MD. / ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens. High School: Was coxswain for the rowing team, played goalie and midfielder as a member of the soccer team, and was the shooting guard on the basketball team at St. Paul’s School • member of peer education, Green Key and GBALI Leadership Program. Personal: Curtira Napoleana Williams • born June 11,1994 • daughter of Cheryl Denise Adams-Williams, • has a sibling, Connor • psychology pre-med major at Delaware • has a black belt in karate.

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Name

SJU Quad

ODU Tri-Meet

Murphy Cup

Occoquan Sprints

Knecht Cup

CAA Championships

Dad Vail Regatta

Bell Boudart

N8B (4th/7:43.5) SV8 (3rd/6:56)

N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07) SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34)

N4 (1st/8:04.2) V4 (2nd/sf/7:40.13)

N4 (5th/8:21.37) V4 (4th/pf/7:56.19)

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N8 (4th/7:14.8)

Budzilowicz Bugher

N8B (4th/7:43.5) V4 (3rd/8:13.7)

N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07) N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07)

N4 (1st/8:04.2)

N8 (4th/7:11.18)

-

N4 (4th/h/8:34.3) V4 95th/sf/7:59.3)

Cagney

V8 (3rd/7:01.3)

N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) SV8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.9) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) V4 (OD/2nd/9:00.4) (NC/8:42.1) V8 (OD/2nd/7:56.6) (NC/2nd/8:00.6) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.9) N8A (OD/1st/8:17.2) (NC/2nd/8:29.5) N8A (OD/1st/8:17.2) (NC/2nd/8:29.5) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.9) V8 (OD/2nd/7:56.6) (NC/2nd/8:00.6) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) V4 (OD/2nd/9:00.4) (NC/2nd/8:42.1) V8 (OD/2nd/7:56.6) (NC/2nd/8:00.6) V4 (OD/2nd/9:00.4) (NC/2nd/8:42.1) N8A (OD/1st/8:17.2) (NC/2nd/8:29.5) V4 (OD/2nd/9:00.4) (NC/2nd/8:42.1) N8A (OD/1st/8:17.2) (NC/2nd/8:29.5) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) N8A (OD/1st/8:17.2) (NC/2nd/8:29.5) V8 (OD/2nd/7:56.6) (NC/2nd/8:00.6) V8 (OD/2nd/7:56.6) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) V8 (OD/2nd/7:56.6) (NC/2nd/8:00.6) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.9) V8 (OD/2nd/7:56.6) (NC/2nd/8:00.6) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.9) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.9) N8B (NC/2nd/7:22.9) N8A (OD/1st/8:17.2) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.9) N8A (OD/1st/8:17.2) (NC/2nd/8:29.5) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.09) V4 (OD/2nd/9:00.4) V8 (OD/2nd/7:56.6) (NC/2nd/8:00.6) S8 (OD/1st/7:47.8) (NC/2nd/8:10.9)

V8 (5th/h/8:23.36)

V8 (5th/6:58.4)

V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V8 (12th/7:13.3)

SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34)

V4 (2nd/sf/7:40.13)

V4 (4th/pf/7:56.19)

SV8 (5th/7:22.3)

SV8 (4th/h/7:13.4)

N8A (3rd/8:11.62)

N8 (2nd/7:18.22)

N8 (4th/7:11.18)

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N8 (4th/7:14.8)

N8A (3rd/8:11.62)

N8 (2nd/7:18.22)

N8 (4th/7:11.18)

V4 (5th/8:03.5)

N8 (4th/7:14.8)

SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34)

V8 (5th/6:58.4)

2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23)

SV8 (5th/7:22.3)

SV8 (4th/h/7:13.4)

V8 (5th/h/8:23.36)

V8 (5th/6:58.4)

V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V8 (12th/7:13.3)

SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34) N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07)

V4 (2nd/sf/7:40.13) -

V4 (4th/pf/7:56.19) N4 (5th/8:21.37)

V4 (5th/8:03.5) -

N8 (4th/7:14.8) N4 (4th/h/8:34.3)

V8 (5th/h/8:23.36)

V8 (5th/6:58.4)

V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V8 (12th/7:13.3)

V4 (6th/9:31.03)

2V8 (3rd/7:14.87)

V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V8 (12th/7:13.3)

N8A (3rd/8:11.62)

N8 (2nd/7:18.22)

N8 (4th/7:11.18)

-

N8 (4th/7:14.8)

V4 (6th/9:31.03)

2V8 (3rd/7:14.87)

2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23)

SV8 (5th/7:22.3)

N8 (4th/7:14.8)

N8A (3rd/8:11.62)

N8 (2nd/7:18.22)

N4 (5th/8:21.37)

-

N8 (4th/7:14.8)

N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07) N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07) N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07) N8A (3rd/8:11.62)

N4 (1st/8:04.2) N8 (2nd/7:18.22)

N4 (5th/8:21.37) N8 (4th/7:11.18)

-

N4 (4th/h/8:34.3) N8 (4th/7:14.8)

V8 (5th/h/8:23.36)

V8 (5th/6:58.4)

V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V8 (12th/7:13.3)

V8 (5th/h/8:23.36) N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07) V8 (5th/h/8:23.36)

2V8 (3rd/7:14.87) N8 (2nd/7:18.22) V8 (5th/6:58.4)

2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23) N8 (4th/7:11.18) V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

SV8 (5th/7:22.3) SV8 (5th/7:22.3) V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V4 (5th/sf/7:59.3) N8 (4th/7:14.8) V8 (12th/7:13.3)

N8B (2nd/h/8:41.07) SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34)

2V8 (3rd/7:14.87)

2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23)

SV8 (5th/7:22.3)

N8 (4th/7:14.8)

V8 (5th/h/8:23.36)

V8 (5th/6:58.4)

V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V8 (12th/7:13.3)

SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34)

2V8 (3rd/7:14.87)

2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23)

SV8 (5th/7:22.3)

N4 (4th/h/8:34.3) SV8 (4th/h/7:13.4)

V8 (5th/h/8:23.36)

V8 (5th/6:58.4)

V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V8 (12th/7:13.3)

N8A (3rd/8:11.62) N8A (3rd/8:11.62) N8A (3rd/8:11.62) SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34)

N8 (2nd/7:18.22) N4 (1st/8:04.2) N8 (2nd/7:18.22) 2V8 (3rd/7:14.87)

N8 (4th/7:11.18) N4 (5th/8:21.37) N8 (4th/7:11.18) 2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23)

V4 (5th/8:03.5) V4 (5th/8:03.5)

N8 (4th/7:14.8) N4 (4th/h/8:34.3) N8 (4th/7:14.8) V4 (5th/sf/7:59.3)

N8A (3rd/8:11.62)

N8 (2nd/7:18.22)

N8 (4th/7:11.18)

V4 (5th/8:03.5)

N8 (4th/7:14.8)

V4 (6th/9:31.03) SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34) V4 (6th/9:31.03)

V4 (2nd/sf/7:40.13) 2V8 (3rd/7:14.87)

V4 (4th/pf/7:56.19) 2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23) 2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23)

SV8 (5th/7:22.3)

V4 (5th/sf/7:59.3) SV8 (4th/h/7:13.4)

V8 (5th/h/8:23.36)

V8 (5th/6:58.4)

V8 (3rd/3f/6:46.23)

V8 (6th/7:05.8)

V8 (12th/7:13.3)

V4 (6th/9:31.03) SV8 (3rd/h/8:38.34)

V4 (2nd/sf/7:40.13) 2V8 (3rd/7:14.87)

V4 (4th/pf/7:56.19) 2V8 (5th/h/7:16.23)

SV8 (5th/7:22.3)

V4 (5th/sf/7:59.3) SV8 (4th/h/7:13.4)

Callaway

S8 (3rd/6:56)

Chrisco

NB8 (4th/7:43.5)

Cirelli

N8A (2nd/7:21.7)

Cissel

S8 (3rd/6:56)

Conway

V8 (3rd/7:01.3)

Crossman Diverio

S8 (3rd/6:56) N8A (2nd/7:21.7)

Dodge

V8 (3rd/7:01.3)

Drach

-

Drobnock

N8B (4th/7:43.5)

Endres

V4 (3rd/8:13.7)

Flood

N8A (2nd/7:21.7)

Gardner Gayda Grant Guttentag

N8B (4th/7:43.5) N8B (4th/7:43.5) N8A (2nd/7:21.7) N8A (2nd/7:21.7)

Hall

V8 (3rd/7:01.3)

Hedrick Holloway Kanaskie

V8 (3rd/7:01.3) N8A (2nd/7:21.7) V8 (3rd/7:01.3)

Kauker Kohler

N8B (4th/7:43.5) S8 (3rd/6:56)

Kolsky

V8 (3rd/7:01.3)

Lawler Levin

N8B (4th/7:43.5) S8 (3rd/6:56)

Levitz

V8 (3rd/7:01.3)

Majcher Manner Markee Murphy

N8A (2nd/7:21.7) N8A (2nd/7:21.7) N8A (2nd/7:21.7) S8 (3rd/6:56)

Noce

N8B (4th/7:43.5)

Porter Quinn Slotoroff

S8 (3rd/6:56) S8 (3rd/6:56) V4 (3rd/8:13.7)

Smart

V8 (3rd/7:01.3)

Sung Wertman

V4 (3rd/8:13.7) V4 (3rd/8:13.7)

Key: V4 - Varsity Fours; N4 - Novice Fours; S4 - Second Varsity Fours; V8 - Varsity Eights; N8 - Novice Eights; SV8 - Second Varsity Eights; SN8 - Second Novice Eights; sf - semifinals; pf - petite (consolation) final; 3f - third final; h - heat

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The Colonial Athletic Association has built a reputation as one of the nation’s top collegiate conferences both athletically and academically. The CAA encompasses five of the nation’s nine largest metropolitan areas with a geographic footprint that stretches from Boston to Atlanta. The conference has produced 16 national team champions in five different sports, 33 individual national champions, 12 national players of the year, 12 national coaches of the year and 12 Honda Award winners. Just as impressive, however, are the honors accumulated away from competition, which include five Rhodes Scholars and 22 NCAA post-graduate scholars. In 2011-12, more than 1,900 of the league’s 4,000 student-athletes received the Commissioner’s Academic Award after posting at least a 3.2 grade point average while lettering in a varsity sport. The conference had 19 teams in 13 different sports receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards based on the latest Academic Progress Report released in 2012. The landscape of the conference stretches along the majority of the East Coast, and includes six of the nation’s top 25 media markets – New York (1), Philadelphia (4), Boston (7), Atlanta (8), Washington, D.C. (9) and Baltimore (25). The number of television homes in the CAA market exceeds 20 million. The CAA conducts championships in 23 sports. Male athletes compete for championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, CAA COMMISSIONER football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & Tom Yeager field and wrestling. Female athletes battle for conference titles in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball. In 2011-12, 24 teams earned NCAA Tournament berths and 51 student-athletes received All-America honors in 16 different sports. The conference has made its presence known nationally in men’s basketball with two teams – George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011) – advancing to the NCAA Final Four over the past six years. Three CAA teams earned NCAA Tournament berths for the first time in 2011 as conference champion Old Dominion was joined by VCU and George Mason. VCU knocked off USC, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State and top-seeded Kansas, while Mason defeated Villanova. In 2006, George Mason captured the nation’s imagination by becoming the first mid-major program since 1979 to reach the Final Four, posting victories over Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and Connecticut along the way. At least five CAA teams have reached postseason play for the past four years. The CAA has also had great success in women’s basketball, with six teams making the postseason in 2011-12. Conference champion Delaware advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time and was ranked #7 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll. James Madison beat two ACC and two Big East teams to reach the championship game of the WNIT. Drexel, Hofstra, UNCW and VCU joined the Dukes in the WNIT. Old Dominion, which won an NCAA-record 17 straight CAA titles from 1992-2008, boasts three national championships (1979, 1980, 1985) and was national runner-up in 1997. The conference also excels in many other sports. CAA squads have combined to win 10 field hockey national titles since the championship began in 1981 and ODU reached the national

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Commissioner ............................................................................................................Tom Yeager Deputy Commissioner for Basketball ......................................................................Ron Bertovich Chief Operating Officer..........................................................................................Cindy Williams Senior Associate Commissioner, Compliance & Governance/SWA ......................Kathleen Batterson Senior Associate Commissioner, Marketing/Development ....................................Robert Goodman Associate Commissioner, Communications ..............................................................Rob Washburn Associate Commissioner, Integrated Digital Strategies..................................................Scott Meyer Associate Commissioner, Broadcast Services..................................................................Peter Hock Assistant Commissioner, Championships ..................................................................Steve Kanaby Assistant Commissioner, Championships....................................................................Ashley Bolton Assistant Commissioner, Creative Services/Communications ......................................Niki DeSantis Assistant Commissioner, Creative Services/Video ....................................................................TBA Director of Basketball Strategies..................................................................................Katie Lowe Director of Communications - Football........................................................................Zach Burrus Director of Corporate Partnerships ........................................................................Brian Edmonds Assistant Director of Compliance & Student-Athlete Services ..................................Vincent Pierson Assistant Director of Video Services ........................................................................Bobby Broyles Officiating Administrator ........................................................................................Pamela Stone Communications Intern ..................................................................................Jonathan Davidson Championships Intern ..............................................................................................Mason Bryan

semifinals in 2011. Four men’s soccer teams earned NCAA Tournament berths last season and James Madison became the seventh CAA team to reach the final 16 of the event in the past decade. Hofstra’s softball team won the Los Angeles Regional and became the first CAA squad to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. At least two women’s soccer teams have reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in three of the past five seasons. William & Mary’s men’s cross country squad has made the NCAA Championship in 12 of the past 13 years. In the pool, George Mason’s Ashley Danner finished second in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 breaststroke at the 2012 NCAA Championship and received AllAmerica honors. Delaware and Towson have each reached the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship. On the track, Mason’s David Verburg placed fourth in the 400 meters at the NCAA Championship. The CAA has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Baseball Championship in nine of the last 15 years and has had at least 12 players selected in the eight of the last 10 Major League Baseball drafts. The conference also boasts numerous All-Americans in lacrosse, tennis, golf, women’s lacrosse and wrestling. CAA member institutions are committed to excellence in the classroom. The Colonial Academic Alliance was created in 2002 by the league’s presidents with a goal of expanding their partnership to all aspects of university life outside of intercollegiate athletics. Among the programs that have been established are an undergraduate research conference, coordination of study abroad programs and granting visiting academic status to student-athletes traveling to an away contest so that they have access to libraries, academic resource centers and computer labs. Commissioner Thomas E. Yeager has guided the CAA since its inception. The conference traces its roots back to 1983 when three of its current members- George Mason University, James Madison University, and the College of William and Mary - were aligned with East Carolina University, the United States Naval Academy and the University of Richmond as a basketball league (ECAC South). During the next two years, the league added 11 sports, acquired two new members (the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and American University) and decided to form a new association. The transformation from ECAC South to CAA took place on June 6, 1985. Charter members George Mason, James Madison, UNC Wilmington and William and Mary were joined by Old Dominion University in 1991 and by Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995. The conference added the University of Delaware, Drexel University, Hofstra University and Towson University in 2001. Georgia State University and Northeastern University became members of the conference on July 1, 2005.

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Apr. 26 May 9-10 May 11

1999 Head Coach: Amanda Kukla Captains: Mo Daley, Kristen Vander Els Date Mar. 28 Apr. 10 Apr. 17 Apr. 24 May 2 May 7-8

Meet Occoquan Sprints Knecht Cup Murphy Cup William & Mary Mid-Atlantic Championships Dad Vail Regatta

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

2000 Head Coach: Amanda Kukla Captains: Whitney McCormick, Jenn O’Keefe Date Mar. 25 Apr. 2 Apr. 8 Apr. 22 Apr. 29 May 7 May 12-13

Meet William & Mary Occoquan Sprints Knecht Cup Murphy Cup Kerr Cup Mid-Atlantic Championships Dad Vail Regatta

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

2001 Head Coach: Amanda Kukla Captains: Gayle Dorman, Whitney McCormick Date Mar. 31 Apr. 7 Apr. 21 Apr. 22 Apr. 28 May 6 May 11-12 June 2

Meet Knecht Cup at UMass w/ UConn, BC. Murphy Cup SIRA Championships Kerr Cup Mid-Atlantic Championships Dad Vail Regatta Inter. Rowing Asooc. Champs.

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

2002 Head Coach: Amanda Kukla Captains: Dana Hammond, Lissa Kutz Date Mar. 16 Mar. 23 Mar. 30 Apr. 13 Apr. 20-21 Apr. 27 May 10-11 May 12 June 1

Meet at Fairfield w/ UMass at Lehigh Petrakis Cup Knecht Cup SIRA Championships Kerr Cup/CAA Championships Dad Vail Regatta ECAC Metro-Avaya Championships Inter. Rowing Assoc. Champs

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 1st Place No Team Scoring 2nd Place No Team Scoring

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Meet at La Salle w/ Lehigh at Virginia w/ San Diego State at Georgetown w/ UNC, UVA Knecht Cup Murphy Cup

1st Place No Team Scoring 5th Place

Apr. 19 May 4 May 9-10

Date Mar. 13 Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 17-18 Apr. 24 May 9

Meet at La Salle w/ Lehigh at Barry at Bucknell Knecht Cup Kerr Cup/CAA Championships ECAC Metro Championships

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 1st Place No Team Scoring

Date Mar. 14 Mar. 28 Apr. 10-11 Apr. 18 Apr. 18 May 8-9

Meet at Saint Joseph’s w/ Lehigh at Barry w/ Miami (FL) Carolina Challenge Knecht Cup Kerr Cup/CAA Championships ECAC Metro Championships Dad Vail Regatta

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 2nd Place No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

Date Mar. 13 Mar. 21 Apr. 3 Apr. 10-11 Apr. 25 May 1 May 7-8

Meet at Saint Joseph’s w/ Lehigh Murphy Cup Knecht Cup at Bucknell w/ Temple, Mason Kerr Cup/CAA Championships ECAC Metro Championships Dad Vail Regatta

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 1st Place 10th Place No Team Scoring

Date Mar. 12 Mar. 19 Mar. 26 Apr. 9-10 Apr. 15-16 Apr. 24 May 1 May 13-14

2007 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captains: Laura Beaufort, Melanie Turner Date Mar. 10 Mar. 24 Apr. 6-7 Apr. 14 Apr. 21 May 5 May 11-12

Meet at Saint Joseph’s w/ Drexel Murphy Cup George Washington Invitational Knecht Cup Kerr Cup/CAA Championships ECAC Metro Championships Dad Vail Regatta

Date Mar. 8 Mar. 22 Mar. 29 Apr. 12-13

Meet at Saint Joseph’s w/ Lehigh, Drexel at George Mason w/ Bucknell Lake Wheeler Invitational Knecht Cup

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 3rd Place No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

Meet at Saint Joseph’s w/ Drexel, La Salle at Villanova (Exhibition) Murphy Cup Knecht Cup CAA Championships ECAC Mid-Atlantic/NE Regionals Dad Vail Regatta

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 5th Place No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 2nd Place 7th Place No Team Scoring

Meet at Saint Joseph’s w/ Drexel at Rhode Island (Exhibition) Murphy Cup Knecht Cup at Bucknell w/ Colgate CAA Championships ECAC Mid-Atlantic/NE Regionals Dad Vail Regatta

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 5th Place 2nd Place No Team Scoring

2012 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captains: Rachael Conway, Lauren Kanaskie Date Mar. 10 Mar. 17 Mar. 24 Apr. 1 Apr. 14-15 Apr. 29 May 11-12

2008 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captains: Lana Rivers, Elizabeth Carey Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

Meet at Saint Joseph’s quad meet Murphy Cup Knecht Cup CAA Championships Kerr Cup Dad Vail Regatta

2011 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captains: Meredith Rubin, Darra Finnerty

2006 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captain: Jess Kostick Date Mar. 11 Mar. 25 Apr. 8-9 Apr. 15 Apr. 22 May 6-7 May 12-13

3rd Place No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

2010 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captains: Meredith Rubin, Darra Finnerty

2005 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captain: Lyra Sawzin Date Mar. 12 Apr. 2 Apr. 9 Apr. 16-17 Apr. 23 May 8 May 13-14

Kerr Cup/CAA Championships ECAC Metro Championships Dad Vail Regatta

2009 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captains: Elizabeth Carey, Nicole Lotrionte

2004 Head Coach: Laura Slice Captains: Stefanie Lazorick, Janice Brown

2003 Head Coach: Amanda Kukla Captain: Kylie Campbell Date Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 29 Apr. 12-13 Apr. 19

Kerr Cup/CAA Championships Dad Vail Regatta ECAC Championships

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring

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Meet at Saint Joseph’s w/ Drexel, La Salle at Old Dominion w/ North Carolina Murphy Cup Occoquan Sprints Knecht Cup CAA Championships Dad Vail Regatta

Results No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring No Team Scoring 6th Place No Team Scoring

Regine Adrien......................................2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Jessica Ayres ..........................................................2000, 2002 Sarah Baillie ............................................................2008, 2009 Erinn Batykefer ................................................................2002 Megan Batykefer ..............................................................2003 Laura Beaufort ....................................2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Maria Bellumori ..................................2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Nicole Belsole ....................................................................2000 Grace-Anne Bennett..........................................................2008 Emily Bercaw ....................................................................2000 Heather Beiler ..................................................................2000 Alexis Blandine..................................................................2011 Dawnyel Boucek................................................................2004 Rachel Boudart ........................................................2011, 2012 Jennifer Boutin ..............................................2005, 2006, 2007 Nicole Bradley ........................................................2004, 2005 Jennifer Brooks ................................................................2007 Katie Broullire ..............................................2005, 2006, 2007 Janice Brown ................................................2002, 2003, 2004 Jenni Buckley ....................................................................2001 Denise Burke ......................................2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Amanda Burton ......................................................2006, 2008 Lindsay Byrne ....................................................................2008 Julia Cagney ..................................................2010, 2011, 2012 Bethany Callaway ........................................2010, 2011, 2012 Kat Campagnini ............................................2002, 2003, 2004 Kylie Campbell ........................................................2002, 2003 Kristen Cannatelli ........................................2005, 2006, 2007 Emily Canniff............................................................2006, 2007 Grace Capreol ....................................................................2009 Susan Carbine................................................2003, 2004, 2005 Elizabeth Carey ..................................2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Lily Chavarriaga............................................2006, 2007, 2008 Mackenzie Chrisco ............................................................2012 Denise Cirelli......................................................................2012 Calla Cissel ........................................................................2012 Liz Clark..............................................................................2006 Jessica Colopo ..............................................2001, 2002, 2003 Leanna Colubriale................................2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Alison Conway ........................................................2002, 2003 Rachael Conway ................................2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Liz Cretekos ........................................2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Ally Crossman ..............................................2010, 2011, 2012 Alexandra DeLorme ................................................2007, 2008 Maureen Daley ..................................................................1999 Holly Dodge ..................................................2010, 2011, 2012 Meghan Doletzky..............................................................2005 Gayle Dornan ................................................1999, 2000, 2001 Tori Drach ......................................................2010, 2011, 2012 Ivy Drexel ..........................................................................2011 Sarah Drobnock ................................................................2012 Amanda Duley ..............................................1999, 2000, 2001 Kristen Endres ....................................2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Arielle Farrell ....................................................................2010 Lisa Ferrara..............................................................2006, 2007 Leanna Ferrand..............................................2002, 2003, 2004 Nicole Ferrari ..........................................................2000, 2003 Betsy Ferry....................................................2001, 2002, 2003 Dinna Finnerty ....................................2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Kaitlin Flood ......................................................................2012 Liz Flori ..............................................................................2003

Courtney Forrester............................................................1999 Maria Gallo ........................................................................2011 Maeve Garlick ..................................................................2010 Allison Garwood ....................................................2002, 2003 Maureen Gillen..............................................2003, 2004, 2005 Valerie Glace ......................................2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Jill Goldman ............................................................2004, 2005 Katie Gooding................................................2006, 2007, 2008 Laura Gordon....................................................2000 (manager) Marra Green........................................2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Avery Griffin ......................................2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Virginia Hall ..................................................2010, 2011, 2012 Karen Hammer ..............................................1999, 2000, 2001 Dana Hammond ......................................................2001, 2002 Lynn Hamski ..................................................2005, 2006, 2007 Catherine Hansen....................................................2006, 2007 Lisa Hardy......................................................2001, 2002, 2003 Alison Harrington..........................................2004, 2005, 2006 Elizabeth Harris ............................................2002, 2003, 2004 Kialeen Hay........................................................................2007 Brittany Hayes..............................................2007, 2008, 2009 Jamie Hedrick......................................2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Lauren Heller ..........................................................2001, 2002 Stephanie Hendrixson ......................................................2005 Erin Hoban..........................................................................2009 Alyssa Hoffman ................................................................2010 Corey Holloway ................................................................2012 Katelyn Huber ..............................................2008, 2009, 2010 Dawn Hussnatter..........................................2002, 2003, 2004 Tracy Iudica ........................................................................2008 Nikki Jackowsky ................................2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Kiersten Joesten................................................................2006 Corey Kalota......................................................................2008 Lauren Kanaskie..................................2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Lisa Karowski....................................................................2004 Arielle Katz ..............................................................2007,2008 Salena Klass ......................................................................2005 Lane Kohl ......................................................2004, 2005, 2006 Jennifer Kohler ..................................................................2011 Lauren Kolsky......................................2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Jess Kostick ..................................................2004, 2005, 2006 Susan Krause ................................................2000, 2001, 2002 Christa Kurman..................................................................2009 Lissa Kutz ......................................................2001, 2002, 2003 Stefanie Lazorick ....................................................2002, 2003 Courtney Levering ............................................................2000 Dianna Levin ..................................................2010, 2011, 2012 Sara Leviton ............................................................2008, 2009 Hillary Levitz ......................................2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Dana Lohr ......................................................2001, 2002, 2003 Nicole Lombardi ......................................................2003, 2004 Nicolette Lotrionte..................................................2008, 2009 Stephanie Lynch ..................................2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Mary Grace Maggiano ................................2007, 2008, 2009 Ashley Maguire ............................................2009, 2010, 2011 Jennifer Majcher................................................................2012 Yardley Markee ................................................................2012 Elizabeth Martin......................................................2004, 2005 Taima McCartney ....................................................2006, 2008 Whitney McCormick................................................2000, 2001 Laura McDonald ............................................2002, 2003, 2004

Emily McElwain ............................................2003, 2004, 2005 Elizabeth McGarry ........................................2002, 2003, 2004 Christine McGrath ............................................................2009 Elizabeth McInturff ......................................2002, 2003, 2004 Lisa Medina ..................................................2006, 2007, 2008 Stephanie Miller ......................................................2004, 2005 Erica Morgan............................................................2009, 2010 Meredith Murphy....................................................2011, 2012 Lindsey Morris ..................................................................2010 Laura Muto ....................................................2002, 2003, 2004 Jamie Noce ........................................................................2012 Danah O’Connor......................................................2002, 2003 Jenn O’Keefe ..........................................................1999, 2000 Cami Off ........................................................2005, 2006, 2007 Gail Orem ......................................................1999, 2000, 2001 Laurie Patria ......................................................................2000 Andrea Placke ..............................................2002, 2003, 2004 Kenna Plangemann ......................................2005, 2006, 2007 Jenn Popkin........................................................................2008 Bethany Porter........................................................2011, 2012 Erin Quimby ......................................................................2002 Angela Quinn ....................................................................2011 Candace Quinn ..................................................................2006 Maureen Reardon ............................................................2008 Julie Ridgeway..................................................................2009 Lana Rivers..........................................2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Kaitlin Roehrer ........................................................2008, 2009 Meredith Rubin ..................................2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Sarah Rusk ........................................................................2001 Cathy Savarese ............................................2004, 2005, 2006 Lyra Sawzin ........................................2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Fay Schmid ....................................................2001, 2002, 2003 Jamie Schoenewald ................................................2004, 2005 Mary Elizabeth Scholz ......................................................2009 Elizabeth Schultz ..............................................................2000 Betsy Seeger ................................................2004, 2005, 2007 Carolyn Serey................................................2002, 2003, 2004 Sarah Slotoroff........................................................2011, 2012 Alex Smart ....................................................2010, 2011, 2012 Ashley Sparano ................................................................2005 Christina Stanley ..........................................2005, 2006, 2007 Danielle Stevens................................................................2000 Laura Stiffler......................................................................2008 Justine Strausser ..........................................2005, 2006, 2007 Jen Suminski..................................................2001, 2002, 2003 Anna Sung ..........................................................................2012 Lauren Taylor ....................................................................2005 Callie Tegan....................................................2006, 2007, 2008 Rachel Thomas ........................................................2004, 2007 Melanie Turner ....................................2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Kristin Vanderels ..............................................................1999 Erin Venturato ..................................................................2008 Clare Wardwell ......................................................2008, 2010 Rachel Waylett..................................................................2008 Laura Wertman ............................................2010, 2011, 2012 Sara Wetstone ..................................................................2006 Liz White ............................................................................1999 Courtney Williams ........................................2009, 2010, 2011 Lindsay Wood..........................................................2005, 2006 Tory Yanakos ......................................2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

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CAMPUS LIFE The University of Delaware is a state-assisted, private institution of higher education that offers the best of public and private colleges. Delaware combines the personalized attention associated with small colleges with the diversified resources and programs usually found at major research universities. THE FACULTY The individuals most responsible for the attainment of academic excellence are members of the faculty. They have been attracted to Delaware from distinguished universities in America and around the world. Over 89 percent hold a terminal degree in their field. Though many professors have gained national and international prominence for research contributions in their disciplines, teaching remains a primary concern. At Delaware students are exposed to the most experienced professors throughout their academic career. THE UNDERGRADUATES Maintaining an exciting academic environment requires not only outstanding and dedicated professors, but talented students willing to accept academic challenge. By national standards, the University's student body is well qualified: the average SAT scores are well above the national average. Students entering the University typically average nearly 1,200 on the SAT. Over 70 percent maintained an average of B or better during their high school years; and the University attracts more national merit scholars then most comparable institutions and more than some Ivy League schools. MAJOR PROGRAMS With eight distinct undergraduate colleges offering 124 degree programs from which to choose, Delaware allows study in everything from accounting to agriculture, English to engineering, philosophy to physical therapy. The approved list of University courses totals over 4,000. Although University of Delaware class sizes can range from a minimum of one (independent study) to a lecture class of 300, more than 70 percent of class sections have fewer than 30 students. Classes are usually organized to include small-group discussions and the average class size is between 24 to 38 with the faculty-to-student ratio approximately 1 to 16. Students who choose Delaware are obviously impressed by what they find here. The average five-year graduation is almost 75 percent and the average retention rate for students from the freshman to the sophomore year is 89 percent. Additionally, approximately 90 percent of University of Delaware athletic letterwinners graduate with a degree.

Students have opportunities to become involved in government or planning the activities and policies of campus residence halls, dining halls, and more than 175 registered student organizations. Sixteen University buildings are listed on the National Register of Historical Places. UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE MEASURES OF SUCCESS • Best buy and more –The Princeton Review’s 2005 annual college guide, The Best 357 Colleges, gave UD four-star rankings for campus life and selectivity. Only about 15 percent of American undergraduate institutions are included in the guide. • The University of Delaware is the 11th best value in the country for out of state students at public colleges, and 13th best for in-state students, according to a listing of the top 100 schools in the January 2006 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. According to the magazine’s article on best values in public colleges, “Our exclusive survey of U.S. public college and universities shines a spotlight on schools that combine great academics with reasonable costs.” For its rankings, Kiplinger’s looked at several measures of academic quality, including admission rates, student-faculty ratios, percentage of faculty with the highest degrees in their field, amount spent on instruction for each student, amount spent on library facilities and four- and six-year graduation rates. • UD was rated a “best value” in the 2003 edition of Kaplan’s The Unofficial, Unbiased Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges.

LOCATION Our location in Newark, Delaware, provides a comfortable small town college atmosphere. Newark, with a population of approximately 30,000, is midway between New York City and Washington, DC, and in close proximity to both Philadelphia and Baltimore. You can enjoy the educational and recreational advantages of these major metropolitan areas, as well as the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast or the ski resorts of the Poconos. The campus is only minutes from Interstate 95 in one of the most heavily populated corridors in the country, and the University is an active participant in a state that is one of the nation's top corporate centers. Our students and graduates are exposed to many research and internship opportunities just minutes from campus at major corporations such as the Bank of America, DuPont Co., Hercules, ICI Americas Inc., Morgan Bank, Chase Manhattan, and a host of others. In addition, more than 700 companies regularly recruit employees from the University's graduating senior class, putting the University of Delaware among the top schools in the Mid-Atlantic area for career placement.

• The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) gave UD’s professional education programs an outstanding evaluation after visiting the campus in the fall of 2003. The team studied the overall organization of professional education and reviewed all UD’s programs that educate prospective teachers, administrators and school psychologists. Only about a third of the institutions offering professional education programs in the nation are NCATE accredited, and only about 20 NCATE-approved institutions have achieved an assessment as strong as the University of Delaware's. In addition, UD’s secondary social studies program in teacher education earned high praise from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Reviewers there were so impressed with the program that they asked permission to share the report on it with other universities as a model. • UD’s Elementary Teacher Education Program received top ratings from the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), the specialty organization of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the only accrediting organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The ACEI report said, in part, “The overall assessment plan was well done…as most universities/colleges are beginning their assessment plans, the University of Delaware is probably ahead of most. Very well done.”

CAMPUS The quality of education at the University of Delaware is enhanced by its Newark campus, a 1,000-acre tract featuring stately elm trees and Georgian architecture that gives the University its picturesque and traditional atmosphere. The Delaware campus is one combining beauty and function – an ideal learning environment. At UD you learn, but you learn about more than books – you learn about life. Interacting within the diverse 16,000 undergraduate student population provides growth for the total person.

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• The school psychology graduate program in the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy’s (CHEP) was named one of the best in the nation by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The three-year, specialist-level graduate program was scrutinized by NASP as part of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation process. Of all programs evaluated in fall 2003, UD’s was the only one to receive an ‘A’ in every area evaluated, and according to NASP, that is “extremely rare.” Only 57 percent of the reviewed programs received full approval.

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• UD’s Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management was ranked seventh among the top 25 hospitality programs in the country, tying with one of the oldest such programs in the nation and placing ahead of many well-known programs. The survey, published in 2002 in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, gave UD high marks for its faculty, curriculum and students. Vita Nova, the restaurant in the Trabant University Center run by HRIM students, won the honor for best lunch buffet in Delaware Today’s 2004 Best of Delaware competition. One of the most popular restaurants in Newark, Vita Nova is consistently booked well in advance. • In the 2005 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” three UD graduate programs were ranked among the top 10 in the nation: physical therapy, fourth; and urban affairs and chemical engineering, both ranked ninth. In the 2006 edition, chemical engineering held on to its ninth place ranking, the College of Engineering was ranked 42nd and the School of Education was ranked 39th. • Careers and Colleges Magazine selected UD as one of its “Cool Schools,” calling it “academically rigorous” and one of the “underrated gems” among American colleges and universities. • Alumni and friends value UD–UD’s first major capital campaign, the Campaign for Delaware, which began in 1998 as a five-year, $225 million fund-raising effort, far surpassed its original goal and generated more than $431 million. Since its inception, the Campaign has targeted key areas for funding: academic support through undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, discovery-based learning initiatives, improved library facilities, faculty support through endowed chairs and named professorships, facilities, equipment and unrestricted general support. The Campaign for Delaware has been successful in all these aspects and has, for example, made it possible to increase the number of endowed faculty positions from fewer than 10 to 106. University investments are now in excess of $1 billion, as recognized in a 2006 report of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. • Recognition by our peers–Some of the most influential groups in higher education today have great things to say about UD: • “Better than any University we are familiar with, Delaware has a clear sense of what it wants to be, namely, a University that offers a high quality undergraduate education with targeted areas of excellence in graduate education and research…. Today, the University is seen as a national model for the integration of information technology in every aspect of University life: teaching and learning, research and service, academic support and campus administration….” The evaluation team wrote that “these substantial achievements could not have happened without extraordinary leadership from the senior administration.” —Middle States Commission on Higher Education, April 2001 • “For several years now, both the members of the Boyer Commission and Reinvention Center constituents have been impressed and even inspired by the examples set by the University of Delaware in the reform and enrichment of undergraduate education. [UD’s Undergraduate Research Program is] one of the best in the country.” —Wendy Katkin, director of The Reinvention Center–The State University of New York at Stony Brook • Beautiful and well-maintained campus–UD was singled out by The Chronicle of Higher Education as an institution dedicated to maintaining and preserving its campus, in contrast to the national problem of dete-

riorating facilities for higher education. Descriptions of UD in college guides invariably mention the beauty of the campus: The Princeton Review said that “the majority of UD students are pleased with the quality of life on campus and rave about ‘absolutely the most gorgeous campus anywhere.’” The Fiske Guide to Colleges wrote that UD has “all that the traditional college portrait entails: solid academics, rowdy athletic traditions, Northeastern beauty and all. Delaware’s spacious 1,000-acre campus is an attractive mix of Colonial and modern geometric buildings.” • Undergraduate research at UD is a national model–At any given time, at least 600-700 undergraduates are actively involved in research on the UD campus. Two-thirds of the faculty—and 90 percent of the engineering and science faculty—regularly work with undergraduates in research. Each year, about 300 undergraduate researchers present papers and posters at UD's Undergraduate Research Symposium, and undergraduates are routinely included as authors or co-authors with their faculty mentor on about 50-60 professional publications and presentations each year. Several students have gone on to receive national recognition for their work. • UD students are responsible computer users–UD is a leader in instilling in students the importance of responsible computing behavior. Before students can open an e-mail account on the campus, they must pass an online test that outlines the rights and responsibilities of computer use. UD offers a special educational campaign, called “The Code of the Web,” to raise awareness about responsible computing use issues such as bandwidth abuse and copyright infringement. The humor-based campaign features UD’s award-winning mascot YoUDee as an old-time Western sheriff using catch phrases from the era to make serious points, and it has received a positive response from students and faculty alike. The campaign has been promoted widely on shuttle buses, T-shirts, posters and coffee mugs, as well as in commercials that run during previews in the campus movie theatre and between technology assistance videos played on the campus cable television network. In August 2003, The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about the campaign. In May 2005, UD was host to James Spertus, vice president of the Motion Picture Association of America and director of its U.S. anti-piracy efforts, and Richard L. Taylor, MPAA senior vice president of external affairs and education, who spoke openly with students about the problems associated with the piracy of entertainment products on college campuses. • Leading by example–The EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) features the University of Delaware in a 2004 case study about campuses that are highly regarded for their ability to align Information Technologies efforts and investments with institutional goals and priorities. • Responsible behavior –The University of Delaware’s aggressive campaign to fight binge drinking has won it national attention. Since the beginning of the campaign, surveys on high-risk drinking conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health show significant declines in destructive behaviors by UD students. Data indicate that students are drinking alcohol more moderately, drinking alcohol with the express purpose of getting drunk has decreased, fewer students report having hangovers, missing classes and doing something they later regret and there has been a decrease in incidents in which students were insulted by others, became involved in serious arguments or quarrels, were hit or assaulted, had personal property damaged, had their sleep or study interrupted, were expected to “baby-sit” a drunken friend or experienced an unwanted sexual advance. • In 2004, the Education Development Center’s Center for College Health and Safety presented its Presidents Leadership Group Award to UD President David P. Roselle in recognition of the fact that UD was the first in the country to adopt a policy of parental notification when students break campus rules, particularly if they involve potentially dangerous activities. • Supportive parents –Parents of UD students put their money where their pride is! The Council in Aid of Education recently released a report that ranks the University of Delaware number one nationally in giving by parents of students and alumni to a public university. • Marine excellence–UD’s College of Marine and Earth Studies earned high honors from a national Sea Grant college review team that, after a campus visit, said the UD program is “in all respects considered excellent.” UD’s program is “unique and one of a kind in terms of its administrative structure within the University, its management, its high level of research, its outreach and its translation of science to its constituents,” the team wrote.

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• When the Founding Fathers were young–The University of Delaware traces its origins to a small private academy founded by the Rev. Francis Alison in 1743. The Rev. Alison’s first class was a remarkable one, possibly the most distinguished of any other class in any school in America. The class of 10 went on to become statesmen, merchants and scholars of reputation. Three of them--George Read, Thomas McKean and James Smith—signed the Declaration of Independence, and Mr. Read also signed the Constitution. Those three names are being memorialized on three new residence halls on the Laird Campus, one of which, George Read Hall, opened for the 2005-06 academic year. • Genius Award-winners–Two UD alumni have won the prestigious MacArthur Fellowships—the so-called “genius award.” Jacqueline Jones, a 1970 graduate who is now Truman Professor of American Civilization and chair of the Department of History at Brandeis University, won the award in 1999, and Charles Lewis, a 1975 graduate and founder and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity, received the honor in 1998. Peter Jeffery, an assistant professor of music at UD from 1984-87, received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1987. • Accreditation–The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is one of only 400 institutions throughout the world accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting programs. Other agencies that accredit UD programs include the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.; the American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education; the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Education; the American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; the National Association of Schools and Music, Commission on Accreditation; the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

To learn even more about the impressive recent accomplishments by students and faculty on the University of Delaware campus, check out the UD website at: www.udel.edu/PR/bragging/academic.html. ACADEMICS & ATHLETICS The University of Delaware offers student-athletes an exceptional opportunity. As a medium-sized University, it offers the advantages of a small college with reasonable class size, particularly in a student's major, while also providing course selection in over 100 academic majors. Additionally the University offers an excellent support system designed to assist all students. The coaching staff at Delaware encourages team members to take advantage of the following programs: ATHLETIC SUPPORT SERVICES The Student Services for Athletes Program is designed to assist student-athletes to make the best possible academic and personal adjustment to the University of Delaware. The University is committed to both the academic and athletic excellence of all student-athletes. The coordinator of Student Services for Athletes works closely with coaches, faculty, and student services personnel to help student-athletes balance the demands of their academic responsibilities and participation in Blue Hen athletics. The Student Services for Athletes Program sponsors a fall orientation session for all new Blue Hen student-athletics.This session introduces students to information about the academic, administrative, social, and athletic community at the University of Delaware. In addition to orientation, workshops focusing on academic, personal, and career development are offered throughout the year. When a student-athlete discovers the need for assistance outside the classroom, he or she is assisted in obtaining a tutor at no personal cost. Advisement about how best to use tutoring time is also provided. The Student Services for Athletes Program monitors the academic progress of all Blue Hen athletes. Faculty provide information about current grades, class standing, and the nature of any difficulty a student-athlete may be encountering. If problems are discovered, individual conferences are held to develop strategies for alleviating them. There are times when a student-athlete may need help not directly provided by the Student Services for Athletes Program. When this occurs the coordinator of the program will assist the student-athlete in obtaining the best service from the most appropriate office on campus.

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Frequent referrals are made to academic advisement centers, the Center for Counseling, and the Academic Studies Assistance Program. The Student Services for Athletes Program is committed to having Blue Hen athletes become champions in the classroom as well as on the field. THE WRITING CENTER The Writing Center provides a place for students to seek help regarding any paper, thesis or writing project. Full-time professors are available at the center to assist the student free of charge. ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT OFFICE This office provides academic assistance in the area of study skills, time management, test taking, note taking and test anxiety. It also has a tutoring system for individuals and groups and a professional counseling center. This service is free and available to all interested students. COUNSELING CENTER This office offers individual counseling to all students free of charge in all areas pertaining to academics and career options, as well as assistance toward personal adjustments to college. CAREER SERVICES CENTER The University of Delaware Career Services Center provides an exceptional service to students in the areas of job interview preparation, resume development and career decisions. The annual Career Plans Survey indicates that over 90 percent of the students seeking employment have done so successfully. Students in many majors at the University are actively sought by major corporations. MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES TEACHING AND LEARNING CENTER The center is designed to assist students encountering difficulties with math. This center is similar to the Writing Center where a student can either drop in or make an appointment for any problems they may have in the math area. READING STUDY CENTER The Reading Student Center offers diagnostic and remedial services in areas of academic achievement and literacy. Any reading or learning problems can be evaluated through this program. Students can find help with the basics of reading, handwriting and spelling.

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ince its inception in 1743, the University of Delaware has steadily produced some of the most productive and accomplished members of our society. From statesmen to scientists to sports figures, the Blue Hen family boasts a lengthy list of prominent alumni. Delaware is one of only five colleges in the nation to have produced a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Secretary of State, and a Vice President. Harvard, Princeton, William & Mary, and Yale are the only other institutions to have a similarly prestigious alumni base. The Blue Hen family also consists of several worldrenowned inventors and a pioneer in the computer industry. Astronauts and acclaimed aeronautical experts also have been known to call Newark home during their collegiate careers. In the entertainment industry, Delaware has been a steady producer of both top-flight athletes and award-winning entertainers. From Hall of Fame professional athletes to Emmy-nominated actors, Delaware has continued to supply the world with entertainment.

Scott Green ................................................Referee, Super Bowl XLIV

Below is a list of some prominent Blue Hen alumni:

Daniel Nathans....................................................Nobel Prize Winner

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Steve Harris ......................................................Actor, “The Practice” Page Kennedy ....................................Actor, “Desperate Housewives” Mike Koplove..................................2008 Olympic Medalist, Baseball Scott Levy ............................................................Raven of the WWE Thomas McKean ....................Signer of Declaration of Independence Louis McLane ........................................................Secretary of State Tom Mees..........................................................Original ESPN Anchor Kevin Mench ..................................................Former Major Leaguer Robin Miller ..........................Host, Food Network’s “Quick Fix Meals” Steve Mosko..............................................President, Sony Television

Adam Osborne ......................................................Computer Pioneer Mike Adams................................................Safety, Cleveland Browns Kurt Akeley ........................................Principal Researcher, Microsoft Susan Barnett..................................Emmy-winning Co-Anchor, CBS 3 Joe Biden......................................................................Vice President Scott Brunner ..............................................Former NFL Quarterback Thomas Carper ..............................................................U.S. Senator Bob Carpenter Jr. ......................Former Owner, Philadelphia Phillies Chris Christie ..................................................Governor, New Jersey Kenneth Daly....President, National Association of Corporate Directors Richard Dean ..................................................Fashion Photographer Dave DeWalt..........................................................CEO, McAfee, Inc. John Elias ..................................Co-Inventor, Touchscreen Technology Joe Flacco ..........................................Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens Yvette Freeman ............................................................Actress, “ER” Rich Gannon ......................................2002 NFL Most Valuable Player Bryan Gordon..........Emmy-nominated director, Curb Your Enthusiasm Robert Gore..........................................................Inventor, Gore-Tex

Ben Patrick ............................................Tight End, Arizona Cardinals Jeff Pearlman ....................................................................Journalist Larry Probst ..................Chairman, United States Olympic Committee Dave Raymond ............................................Original Phillie Phanatic George Read ..........................Signer of Declaration of Independence Omer Sabanci................................................Billionaire Businessman James Smith............................Signer of Declaration of Independence LizAnn Sonders ..............Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab Susan Stroman....................................................Tony Award Winner Mark Swinger ........................................................Pilot, Blue Angels George Thorogood ................................Musician, “Bad to the Bone” Dilshad Vadsaria ....................................................Actress, “Greek” Lodewijk van den Berg ..................................Astronaut, Challenger John Wallace......Former Associate Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court Wayne Westerman ..................Co-Inventor, Touchscreen Technology Marna Whittington ..........................................Director, Macy’s, Inc. Vic Willis ..............................National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee

Dallas Green ..............................Manager, 1980 Philadelphia Phillies

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