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Note to the Media All interviews with the Texas A&M tennis team and coaching staff must be coordinated with the Sports Information Office. Requests should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. Local and state media outlets will be supplied with a pre-match advance, as well as results, story, notes and quotes after the match. Results will be sent to opposing schools’ media outlets and SID Office upon request.

Quick Facts Location: College Station, Texas Enrollment: 46,540 Opened: 1876 Nickname: Aggies Colors: Maroon and White Mascot: Reveille VIII, American Collie

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Texas A & M Tennis

2 Media Information / Media Relations Directory

3 Primary Media Outlets / AggieAthletics.com / 12th Man Productions / Aggie Sports Connection

This is Texas A&M

4 The Spirit of Aggieland 6 George P. Mitchell ’40 Tennis Center 8 Indoor Tennis Center 10 Players Lounge 12 Electric Atmosphere / Home Record / Home Attendance Records 14 Stadium Club

The 2009 Aggies 16

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Rising Up to the Challenge

Youthful Aggies Set Sights on Big Success in 2009 17 Roster / Pronunciation Guide 18 Squad Analysis 19 The 2009 Aggies (Speed Chart)

Returners

Newcomers

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Staff and Administration 34

Bobby Kleinecke, Head Coach

36 Mark Weaver, Assistant Coach 37 Kevin O’Shea, Dir. of Tennis Operations    Strength & Conditioning

38 Amy Bragg, Nutritionist 39 Jay Martin, Athletic Trainer

Moses Vakalahi, Scholastic Supervisor

40 Bill Byrne, Director of Athletics Milton Overton, Assoc. A.D.

Sheri Olivier Lauran Santacroce Ashley Turpin Janelle Cuthbertson / Maroon Club

45 The Big 12 Conference

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46 Baylor / Colorado / Iowa State / Kansas / Kansas State / Missouri 47 Nebraska / Oklahoma / Oklahoma State / Texas / Texas Tech / Auburn

Monty Gibson,

Debbie Darrah, Asst. Sports Info. Dir.

Christina Amo Stephanie Davidson Morgan Frank Christi Liles Elzé Potgieter

2009 Opponents

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42 Dr. Elsa A. Murano, University President Board of Regents / Athletic Council

48 Denver / Duke / LSU / Michigan / Michigan State / Notre Dame 49 St. Mary’s / South Florida / TCU / USC / Wake Forest / Big 12 Championships / NCAA Championships

43 Compliance / NCAA Information for Prospective Student-Athletes 44 The 12th Man Foundation

National Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. Elsa A. Murano Director of Athletics: Bill Byrne Faculty Rep.: Dr. Thomas Adair Compliance Director: David Batson Head Coach: Bobby Kleinecke (West Texas A&M ’78) Overall Record: 374-242, 24th season A&M Record: 374-242, 24th season Asst. Coach: Mark Weaver (Texas A&M ’95) Dir. of Tennis Operations: Kevin O’Shea Strength Coach: Monty Gibson

2008 Review

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Aggie Tennis History

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This is Texas A & M

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50 Stepping Up Aggies Make Ninth Consecutive NCAA Appearance

61 Aggie Honors

78 World Class Institution

63 All-Time Aggie Leaders

84 Aggie Traditions

64 All-Time SWC Champions

86 Academic Services

52 Aggie Notebook / A&M’s 2008 Honors / Texas A&M vs. The Big 12

65 All-Time Big 12 Champions / Singles / Doubles

88 Academic Achievement

2007-08 Record: 17-9

53 Team Results / ITA Rankings

67 A&M in the NCAAs (Team)

2007-08 Big 12 Record: 9-2 (3rd)

54 Singles and Doubles Match Records

69 Final National Rankings - Singles / Doubles / Final Southwest Region Rankings

55 Match-by-Match Results

70 All-Time Results vs. Opponents /Year-By-Year Finishes

Athletic Trainer: Jay Martin Student Athletic Trainer: Kali Utsey Student Manager: Chris Clark Home Court: George P. Mitchell ’40 Outdoor Tennis Center (3,000)

Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 5/3 Women’s Tennis SID: Debbie Darrah SID Student Asst.: Jeannie Kotch SID Office: (979) 845-3218 SID FAX: (979) 845-0564 SID Mailing Address: Sports Information Office Texas A&M Athletics P.O. Box 30017 College Station, TX 77842-3017

60 2008 Big 12 Conference Results / Standings / All-Big 12 Conference / 2008 Big 12 Championships

66 A&M in the NCAAs (Individual)

90 Aggies of Influence 92 World Class Athletes 94 Women’s Athletics 98 Premier Sports Venues 100 Netum A. Steed 101 Student Recreation Center

76 Texas A&M Letterwinners

102 George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

C REDI T S The 2009 Texas A&M Tennis Media Guide was written, compiled and edited by assistant sports information director Debbie Darrah, with assistance from Sports Information Student Assistant Jeannie Kotch. Covers and graphic design and layout by publications specialist Cyndi Mousner. The guide was printed by the Insite Group of Bryan Texas. Most photos by Glen Johnson of Johnson Studio in Bryan (979-823-2729).

Inside Front: The Aggies and the 2009 Schedule Inside Back: Campus Collage Back Cover: Tennis Collage

89 Career Services

73 All-Time Results by Year 77 2009 Texas A&M Tennis Camp

Covers Front Cover: The 2009 Aggies

103 Sports Museum 104 Multicultural Services 105 Aggie Terminology 106 Aggie Athletes Involved / Champs 108 Friendly Community

texas a &M university Host of the

2009 NCAA TENNIS championships Thursday-Monday

May 14-25 George P. Mitchell Tennis Center College Station, Texas

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 ractices are held at the George P. Mitchell '40 Outdoor Tennis Center and are open to the media and the public. Practices are typically held in the afternoon from approximately 3-6 p.m. Since days and times will vary throughout the regular season, please call women's tennis sports information director Debbie Darrah at 979-845-3218 to confirm the practice schedule.

Interview Policy

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 layers and coaches are available for interviews throughout the week except on days of competition. All interview requests MUST be made through the SID office with a minimum 24-hour notice. On days of competition, interviews will be available only after the conclusion of the match.

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Alan Cannon Assoc. AD / Media Relations

Postmatch Interview Policy

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 t home matches, postmatch interviews will be conducted in an area designated by the sports information director. The area is typically located at the entrance to the grandstand courts or the assistant coach's office. Requests for player and coach interviews will be accepted in the pressbox, and every effort will be made to ensure that requested players and coaches from competing teams are available. The Texas A&M locker room is closed to all media members for all matches. During road contests, contact Darrah for postmatch interview policy.

Colin Killian Associate Director Office ................................ 979-845-3289 Cell . ................................... 979-229-4706 Email ................................. ckillian@athletics.tamu.edu 

Brad Marquardt Associate Director Office ................................ 979-845-0096 Cell . ................................... 979-229-6453 Email .......................... bmarquardt@athletics.tamu.edu 

Debbie Darrah Assistant Director Office ................................ 979-845-3218 Cell . ................................... 979-777-2600

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 dmittance to the media areas at the George P. Mitchell

 Tennis Center is limited to working media only. No children or other non-media members will be admitted to the working media areas. Credentials should be requested at least 24 hours prior to the match by contacting the Sports Information Office by phone (979-845-3218), email (ddarrah@athletics.tamu.edu) or fax (979-845-0564). Credentials may be picked up at the main entrance to the Tennis Center.

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 hoto credentials should be requested as noted above.

 Photographers are welcome to shoot ground-level action during match play. Positions are available at the rear of each court, at the net or near the bench area. Also, photographers

Assistant Director

 here is no reserved parking for the media. Parking lot 114

adjacent to the Tennis Center is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Match Day Services

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 edia guides, programs, updated match notes and  statistics are available in the press box. The press box is located at the top of the grandstands facing the stadium courts.

Results from AggieAthletics.com

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 ive scoring of all home matches and most road

 matches can be viewed on Texas A&M’s official website at AggieAthletics.com. In addition, stats, notes, results and releases can be obtained 24 hours a day at AggieAthletics.com.

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ommunications assistant Bonnie Ryan serves as the media contact for Big 12 women's tennis. She can be reached at 469-524-1000. Her email address is bryan@big12sports.com. The Big 12 office is located at 400 East John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas, 75062. The fax number is 469-524-1045, and the Big 12 website is located at Big12sports.com.

Contact: Debbie Darrah Assistant Sports Information Director Sports Information Office John J. Koldus Bldg., Room 222 Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-1228 Office: ...................................................................(979) 845-3218 Cell: ...................................................................(979) 777-2600 Home: ...................................................................(979) 696-3859 Email Address: . ...............................ddarrah@athletics.tamu.edu Fax: ...................................................................(979) 845-0564 Internet Address: . .......................................... AggieAthletics.com

Shawn Price Assistant Director

Debbie Darrah Asst. Sports Information Director

Cyndi Mousner Publication Designer

Office .................................... 979-862-2566 Cell ........................................ 979-587-0486

Office ................................ 979-845-9534 Cell . .................................. 979-661-0731 

Cell . ...................................979-575-2081

Email ........................................ charrell@athletics.tamu.edu

Email .................................. sprice@athletics.tamu.edu

Email ...................................... cyndi41mac@mac.com

Marlene Navor Assistant Director

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Email ................................ ddarrah@athletics.tamu.edu 

Chris Harrell

Media Parking

Credentials

Office ................................979-845-0563 Cell . ...................................979-777-4200 Email ...............................acannon@athletics.tamu.edu

may shoot from an empty adjoining court or from open areas in the grandstand. Photographers are encouraged not to move while the ball is in play.

Deanna Werner Assistant Director

Jackie Thornton Senior Office Assistant

Office ................................ 979-865-0199 Cell . ................................... 979-777-3567 

Office .....................................979-458-3883 Cell .........................................231-288-3700

Office ................................979-845-5725

Email ................................ mnavor@athletics.tamu.edu

Email ............................... dwerner@athletics.tamu.edu 

Email ................................ jackiet@athletics.tamu.edu

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Newspapers Bryan-College Station Eagle Box 3000 Bryan, TX 77805 979-776-4444 Fax: 979-774-0496 Robert Cessna, executive sports editor; Larry Bowen, reporter; David Campbell, reporter; Richard Croome, reporter

The Battalion Reed McDonald Bldg. Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 979-845-3316 Fax: 979-845-2647

Austin AmericanStatesman P.O. Box 670 Austin, TX 78767 512-445-3600 Fax: 512-445-3868 John Bridges, sports editor; Randy Riggs, A&M beat writer; Cedric Golden, reporter; Suzanne Halliburton, reporter; Kirk Bohls, columnist

The Dallas Morning News P.O. Box 655237 Communications Center Dallas, TX 75265-0237 214-977-8444 Fax: 214-651-0580 Dave Smith, exec. sports editor; Mark Konradi, college editor; Brian Davis, A&M beat writer; Kevin Blackistone, columnist; Tim Cowlishaw, columnist

A G G I E A T H L E T I C S . C O M

Fort Worth Star-Telegram 400 W. 7th St. Fort Worth, TX 76102 817-390-7760 Fax: 817-390-7210 Celeste Williams, sports editor; Jimmy Burch, Big 12 beat writer; John Miller, A&M beat writer; Terry Bighan, deputy editor–College Station; Mike Jones, reporter; Randy Galloway, columnist; Gil Lebreton, columnist; Jim Reeves, columnist; Charean Williams, columnist

Houston Chronicle 801 Texas Ave. Houston, TX 77002 713-220-7891 Fax: 713-220-7866

 et the latest in Texas  A&M sports news via the official home of A&M Athletics on the Internet absolutely free. Get connected to the information superhighway with the official home page of Texas A&M Athletics. Visit 24-hours a day for scores, stats, features, photos and up-to-date news releases on every intercollegiate sport in Aggieland. Plus listen to all football and men’s and women’s basketball games, along with selected volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball games as they happen using Real Audio and the athletic home page. In addition, watch live scoring updates of all women’s tennis matches.

16945 Northchase Drive Suite 2110 Houston, TX 77060 281-872-8900 Fax: 713-872-9988

12th Man Productions

Chris Duncan, reporter

San Antonio express-news P.O. Box 2171 San Antonio, TX 78297 210-250-3373 Fax: 210-250-3351

P.O. Drawer L-1 College Station, TX 77844-9101 979-846-8892 Fax: 979-846-2445 Homer Jacobs, editor; Rusty Burson, assoc. editor; Trey Wright, design editor

AGGIELAND ILLUSTRATED P.O. Box 6841 Bryan, TX 77805-6841

Richard Oliver, columnist; Brent Zwerneman, A&M beat writer; Al Carter, Big 12 beat writer; Mike Finger, reporter; Buck Harvey, columnist

The Associated Press (Dallas) 4851 LBJ Fwy. Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75244-6002 972-991-2100 Fax: 214-991-7207

Michelle Glover, director of 12th Man Productions

Keith Fletcher, producer; Bill Land, host

4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 979-846-7777 Fax: 979-846-1490 Darryl Bruffett, sports director; Dwayne Parsons, reporter; John Wilson, reporter

KCEN-TV (NBC) P.O. Drawer 6013 Temple, TX 76503 254-859-5481 Fax: 254-859-5831

KXXV-TV / KRHD-TV (ABC)

P.O. Drawer 10642 College Station, TX 77842 979-696-5911 Fax: 979-696-7785

P.O. Drawer 2522 Waco, TX 76710 254-754-2525 / 979-691-5743 Fax: 254-757-0331

Billy Liucci, editor; Gabe Bock, reporter

Vince Erickson, sports director

KAMU-TV (PBS)

Texas Aggie

Jaime Aron, Southwest regional sports editor

100 East Royal Lane, Suite 200 Irving, Texas 75039 972-868-1800 Fax: 972-868-1300

Chris Radcliffe, sports director; Tyler Hedrick, reporter; Shawn Skillman, reporter

Maroon & White Report

505 S. George Bush Dr. College Station, TX 77840 979-845-7514

Big 12 Showcase

P.O. 30017 College Station, TX 77842-3017 979-845-2690 Fax: 979-845-5591

KBTX-TV (CBS)

Magazines / newsletters 12 th Man Magazine

Dan Cunningham, sports editor; David Barron, assistant sports editor; Terrance Harris, reporter; Bill Stickney, reporter; Fran Blinebury, sports beat reporter; Dale Robertson, sports beat reporter; Richard Justice, columnist; John Lopez, columnist

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TELEVISION / RaDIO

The Associated Press (Houston)

Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 979-845-1526

Fox Sports Net Southwest 100 East Royal Lane, Suite 200 Irving, Texas 75039 972-868-1800 Fax: 972-868-1300

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PRI M A RY M EDI A O U T LE T S

KKYS-FM / KAGG-FM KNFX-FM 1716 Briarcrest Drive Suite 150 Bryan, TX 77802 979-846-5597 Fax: 979-268-5828

KTAM-AM / KORA-FM KXCS-FM / KZTR-FM P.O. Box 306 Bryan, TX 77805 979-776-1240 Fax: 979-776-0123

WTAW-AM / KZNE-AM KNDE-FM 2700 Earl Rudder Fwy Suite 5000 College Station, TX 77845 979-846-1150 Fax: 979-846-1933 Tom Turbiville, sports director; Chip Howard, SportsTalk host; Louie Belina, The First Word host

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 he new video production department will provide live-event big screen productions at Kyle Field, Reed Arena, Aggie Soccer Stadium, Olsen Field, the Aggie Softball Complex, the Gilliam Indoor Track and Field Stadium, and the Mitchell Tennis Center. Throughout the academic year, they will produce the weekly sports magazine show, The Aggie Sports Connection. From September to December, head football coach Mark Sherman will review highlights of the previous weeks’ game on the ASC.  For men’s basketball, “The Mark Turgeon Show” begins airing in December in addition to the ASC the Aggie Sports Connection  and runs through March.  th eep up with the latest in Aggie Athletics The 12 Man Productions staff, which includes every week on The Aggie Sports more than 35 current Texas A&M students, also producConnection, a weekly sports magazine es a season highlight tape for every Aggie intercollegiate show highlighting the players, coaches, sport, facilitates satellite feeds for networks and their and teams of Texas A&M. The 30-minute affiliates, produces tapes for the 12th Man Foundation show provides a unique, entertaining, video program, and provides live web streaming and all and informative behind-the-scenes look video content on AggieAthletics.com. at Aggie sports produced by 12th Man In 2006, the department was awarded a Golden Productions, the ASC can be seen Matrix Award from the IDEA organization for “Best across the state of Texas on Fox Sports Southwest on several affiliates Special Occasion Video” in a competition including statewide in Texas and Oklahoma, across most of the South on Cox every college, minor league, and professional sports Sports, and locally in Bryan/College Station on KBTX. organization.

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ntil you experience this one, it is hard to explain. There is a school spirit at Texas A&M University that is unlike anywhere else in the country. There are so many traditions that have been passed down through the years, and these traditions build a bond among the students that make this college campus the closest knit group in the country.

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he George P. Mitchell ’40 Tennis Center is arguably the finest collegiate tennis facility in the United States. It houses 12 championship courts with permanent seating for 3,000 including a special covered seating area for VIPs. All 12 courts are lit, and the lighting rivals the candle power of the U.S. Open. The Mitchell Tennis Center also includes locker rooms for home and visiting teams, a permanent training room just for tennis, and a state-of-the-art players’ lounge to relax between matches. Video cameras are permanently installed on six of the courts. Coming soon is a six-court indoor facility, as well as six championship clay courts for all-year developmental training. Home of the 2009 NCAA Championships

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“I can readily understand why it ranks

as one of the finest facilities — if not the best — in the Big 12. I’m confident it will continue attracting talented players on a national and international basis, which is excellent exposure for A&M. ” — George P. Mitchell

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he Aggies currently play their indoor matches at the City of Bryan Indoor Tennis Center but will soon be moving into their own indoor courts, which will be located adjacent to the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. Construction of the six-court climate-controlled facility is projected to begin in the near future.

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he George P. Mitchell Tennis Center was built for an estimated $4.2 million and is located on the University’s West Campus. It houses men’s and women’s locker rooms, a players lounge, a full-size athletic training room, a weight room and offices for both coaching staffs.

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exas A&M has led the nation in attendance for the last seven years. This creates an atmosphere that is so much fun to play in, and according to the players, helps them raise their games to another level. When one opposing coach was asked where the toughest place in the country was to play, he answered, “Without a doubt, Texas A&M.” The 2009 NCAA Championships will be played at Texas A&M for the third time in school history. Not many players get to enjoy the experience of playing in the NCAAs before their own home crowd.

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Home Record

At Mitchell Tennis Center

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

8-4 11-1 9-4 4-5 9-1 10-4 12-2 8-3 9-4 8-5

Overall Home Record*

8-4 13-1 9-4 5-5 10-1 12-4 13-3 9-4 9-4 9-5

(*Includes matches played at City of Bryan Indoor Tennis Center)

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TEXAS A & M led the nation in WOMEN’S TENNIS ATTENDANCE in 2008

H o m e a tt e n d a n c e f i g u r e s a t G e o r g e P. M i tc h e l l Tennis center (One attendance figure for doubleheaders) Year Total

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

No. of Matches

6,931 12 5,529 12 4,447 11 4,291 10 4,705   8 5,679 12

Average

576 461 404 429 588 473

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exas A&M has numerous supporters who have stepped up to be a part of the team and help the tennis program grow over the years. Fans and supporters are crucial to the succcess of the program. Together, the players, administration, fans and coaches have put their heart and soul into the success of tennis.

The Springer Family

The Mattei Family

The Lindsey Family

George P. Mitchell

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St a d i um C l u b M e m b e r s as of January 26, 2009 Joseph & Barbara Armon

Bill Ewing, Jr.

Tommie & Carolyn Lohman

Joe L. Rogers

Michael Beckendorf

J. Brandon Gaines

Rick Mason

Julian L. Rogers

J. Earl Beckman

Detlef Hallermann

E.P McMullan

Jason Schickedanz

David & Mary Lou Behne

Harrison Family Endowment

John & Peg Michaels

Don Seaman

David Bilbo

Karl Hermann

J. Steven Moore

Roger Smith

Wayne Borgers

Deborah D. Honthumb

John Moroney

Terry & Karen Smith

Donna Bragg

Patricia Hoover

Jeryl Mumpower

Phil & Dee Springer

Russell Brandes

John Jackson

John & Anna Nallon

David Stelly

Brad Brelsford

Carl F. Jaedicke

Toni Nowlin

M.A. Sterling

Briaud Financial Planning

Orville E. Johnson

E. J. Ogden

Robert & Betty Thompson

John Brien

Katherine Kelly

Mary B. Oxley

Phil & Sandi Trapani

Owen Brocksmith

David Kent

Julie Pollock

Katherine F. Turnbull

Michael Brown

Jim & Barbara Kirkland

Elizabeth Pool

Eric & Amanda von Rosenberg

Joe E. & Kay Brunt

Warren P. “Pat” & Patricia J. Kirksey

W. A. Prewitt III

JoAnn Walker

Kevin Cokinos

Bobby Kleinecke

Henry Remschel

Bob Wattenbarger

Gloria H. Crenshaw

Tom & Diane Lestina

Gregory & Sharon Richmond

Mark White

Dwight Edwards

Neeley Lewis

W.T. Riedel

Charles Wilding

LuAnn Ervin

Edwin & Janie Lilley

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2009 OUTLOOK

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y out h f ul a g g i e s s e t s i g h t s o n b i g s u c c e s s i n 2 0 0 9 e x a s A & M c o a c h B O B BY KLEINECKE is excited about

his team’s potential and what

the upcoming season has in store for the Aggies. He admits that there is some uncertainty considering how young the team is – there are no seniors and only one junior with significant experience on the roster – but he insists that the uncertainty could very easily be a positive, especially considering the immense and invaluable intangibles this youthful team brings to the court. 2009 Texas A&M hat is exciting is that we have a lot of talent Women’s Tennis Team on this team,” Kleinecke said. “There are Standing (L-R): Head coach Bobby Kleinecke, Elzé Potgieter, Stephanie Davidson, Christi Liles and assistant some uncertainties, and someone on the outside coach Mark Weaver. Seated: Morgan Frank, Ashley Turpin, Sheri Olivier, Lauren Santacroce and Christina Amo. looking at it might not take us seriously, but I think this team can really challenge a lot of teams. The with a team-leading 29-8 overall singles record. In adWithout any seniors on the team, Kleinecke is exhard work, the dedication, those things can make up for dition, Liles posted a 24-14 overall mark in doubles. pecting and relying on each person on the eight-member a lot, because this team is going to do what it takes to “Elzé and Christi, they were our top two at the end roster to step up and help fill the void of last year’s improve and to learn from match to match. That is what of last year, and they’re back again, so you’d have to graduating seniors — Anna Blagodarova, the Big 12 No. they did throughout the fall. Even though we lost three say that having your Not. 1 and No. 2 back is definitely 3 singles champion and an all-Big 12 team selection in people from last year’s team, we had a lot of success this a strength,” Kleinecke said. “They know what it is like doubles, Tiffany Clifford, who also was a member of the fall. That has us all so energized for the spring.” to play up there. They’ve been there before. They have all-Big 12 team in doubles, and Marisa Druss. Kleinecke, entering his 24th season at the helm been under fire before, and there is no reason why they “This is the youngest team I have ever had, but as of the Aggies, welcomes back five letterwinners from won’t continue to improve. That is going to be a key.” long as you are young and good, that is a good scenario,” last year’s team that went 17-9, including 9-2 in the Frank was the Big 12 No. 5 singles champion and Kleinecke said. “There is a lot of potential ready to be Big 12, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA the Big 12 No. 3 doubles champion last year despite tapped with this group. I think the attitudes are such a Championships. joining the Aggies just prior to the start of the spring big portion of that, as is their dedication and how much Highlighting the list of returners is junior Elzé season. She went 19-4 overall in singles, including a they want to learn and how good they want to be.” Potgieter, a member of the 2008 All-Big 12 Team in team-best 10-match winning streak, and captured the Potgieter is the most experienced player on the singles and ranked No. 74 in the ITA preseason singles conference doubles title with Davidson after the pair team. Last year, she held down the No. 1 singles line and rankings, released in September. went undefeated in the Big 12 and posted an overall posted a 13-10 dual match record and a 22-14 overall Also returning is sophomore Christi Liles, who 21-3 record in dual matches. ledger after splitting time between the No. 1 through No. led the Aggies with 29 singles victories last year, as well 4 lines and going 18-7 in dual matches as a freshman. as the sophomore duo of Stephanie Davidson and Potgieter also came on strong in doubles last season, f the people who are stepping up in the lineup, you Morgan Frank who were the Big 12 champions at teaming with Liles in all but one match in the spring would have to look at Morgan Frank,” Kleinecke the No. 3 doubles line after going 11-0 in conference and posting a 10-2 mark. said. “It is obvious she is not content with playing at the matches. Liles shined in her freshman campaign in both lower part of the lineup. She wants to be at the top part In addition, Kleinecke returns much improved singles and doubles and tied Davidson for the team of the lineup, and I really feel like she’s going to rise to C h r i s t ina A mo, a junior who transferred to lead for most singles and doubles victories combined that occasion. She is such a competitor. She had a great A&M last January. He also welcomes three heralded with 53. By the end of her inaugural season, Liles fall for us and really stepped up a lot.” freshmen: TennisRecruiting.net five-star recruit had worked her way up to the No. 2 line in singles, Although Potgieter, Liles and Frank are penciled in Ashley Turpin and four-star recruits Sheri Olivier where she went 10-3 in dual matches and finished at the upper part of the lineup, it is not a done deal. and Lauren Santacroce.

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“For every position, you’ve got to be ready to fight every day,” Kleinecke said. “That makes teams tougher, and that makes individuals tougher. That is the situation we are in. I don’t think there is anybody who has a spot nailed down.” Davidson is a steady competitor who came away with several significant victories to finish 21-9 in singles and a team best 32-6 in doubles in 2007-08. Amo went 1-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles in her first spring with the Aggies but showed tremendous improvement in the fall as she led the team with a 10-4 mark in singles. The three freshmen also drew promising attention in the fall, and each proved that they will be contending for spots in the lineup come spring. “You look at Sheri Olivier who came in as a freshman and went through the first six matches undefeated, and then playing (34th-ranked) Taylor Ormond of Baylor to the very limit,” Kleinecke said. “Sheri is not afraid of anybody, and that is another person who stepped up this fall. “Lauren Santacroce is such and athlete and such an unknown to a lot of people that opponents will be scratching their heads if she can continue to play smarter and smarter like she has shown and is willing to do.

Sophomore Stephanie Davidson is a steady competitor and had several key victories in 2008. “Then you take a person like an Ashley Turpin who has been up at the top in the nation. She is coming off a year where she didn’t play that much, but the girl knows how to win. She is a competitor. She comes from a great tennis background and knows how to win. That is going to be invaluable.” With the loss of Blagodarova and Clifford, the strength of the team will likely shift to singles, although Kleinecke was impressed with what he saw in the doubles during the fall. “I would say that you would have to look at singles as more of our strength, because we lost two key ingredients in the doubles last year,” Kleinecke said. “But on the other hand, I think that we had a lot of success in the doubles this fall, so I think we are very capable.” Kleinecke predicts that up and down the lineup, every player will be constantly stepping up and going for big shots without fear or hesitation. “What opponents are going to have to deal with when they play us is that we are going to hit the ball,” he said. “The girls are going to step up and go for big shots. Our goal as coaches is to continue to work on teaching them when the time is to do it. “We are not going to be afraid of anybody. I think we are going to believe that we can beat anybody that we play. We are going to fight, and opponents are going to

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Sophomore Morgan Frank, who captured the No. 5 singles title and shared the No. 3 doubles title with Stephanie Davidson as a freshman, is looking to have an impact higher in the lineup.

find that in order to beat one of us, they are going to have to beat all of us. They’ll see the determination. They’ll see those intangibles that bring winning teams forward.” The major concern that could keep the team from reaching its goals of being in the Top 20, winning the Big 12, hosting a regional and going to the final site, is injuries and the lack of depth. “As the lineup starts settling up, if you lose the wrong player at the wrong time, that could definitely hurt us,” Kleinecke said. “A prime example was when Stephanie, one of our better doubles players, went out at the beginning of the fall and didn’t make that first trip. I thought that our doubles was really going to suffer, but people rose to the occasion and made it work, and that’s what I’m looking for: each of them to back the other ones up. If someone is hurt or struggling, somebody else is going to step up and take up the slack.” Ten of A&M’s 11 non-conference opponents are against teams that advanced to the NCAA Championships last year. Overall, 17 of the Aggies’ 22 regularseason matches -- not including possible matches at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships -- will be against teams that ranked in the top 75 in the 2008 final ITA rankings. “I would put the first half of the schedule up against anybody in the country,” Kleinecke said. “That is a pretty tough schedule, but when you look at what it teaches your players, I’m a firm believer that you can’t be the best if you are not playing the best. We have to do this. This team is not afraid to.” The Aggies will get their first test when they open the season at home on January 24 against Denver, a team A&M will be facing for the first time. The Pioneers, ranked 29th in the final ITA poll, are coming off their best season after winning a school-record 23 matches and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Championships before being knocked out by eventual national champion UCLA.

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Christina Amo

5-7

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Fort Worth, Texas

North Crowley / Texas State

Janelle Cuthbertson

5-11 Fr - HS

Perth, Australia

Schools of Isolated and Distance Education

Stephanie Davidson

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

Boerne

Morgan Frank

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Oldsmar, Fla.

American School

Christi Liles

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Largo, Fla.

University of Miami Online

Sheri Olivier

5-11 Fr - HS

Topeka, Kan.

Washburn Rural High

P r o n u n c i a t i o n Gu i d e

Elzé Potgieter

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Bloemfontein, South Africa

Tuks Sport Study Centre

Christina Amo...............................ah-mo

Lauren Santacroce

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Spring, Texas

Klein

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Ashley Turpin

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New Braunfels, Texas

New Braunfels

Sheri Olivier..................................oh-liv-ee-ay

Head Coach: Bobby Kleinecke    (West Texas A&M ’78) Assistant Coach: Mark Weaver    (Texas A&M ’95)

Director of Operations: Kevin O’Shea    (St. Edwards ’96) Strength and Conditioning Coach:    Monty Gibson

High School / Previous School

Athletic Trainer: Jay Martin Student Athletic Trainer: Kali Utsey Student Manager: Chris Clark

Sophomore Christi Liles had 53 victories during her freshman campaign and will see playing time at the top of the lineup.

Elzé Potgieter...............................el-zay pote-geeter Lauren Santacroce........................santa-croce Bobby Kleinecke...........................kline-ec-kee

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“I am excited about the start with Denver, a team that was ranked higher than us and that gives us a great opportunity very early in the season,” Kleinecke said. “It also gives us a home match before we go on the road for two big matches.”

AGGIES BY Cl a s s Juniors. ................ 2 Christina Amo Elzé Potgieter

Sophomores...... 3 Stephanie Davidson Morgan Frank Christi Liles

Freshmen............ 4 Janelle Cuthbertson Sheri Olivier Lauren Santacroce Ashley Turpin

aggies By lo c a t i o n Australia. ............ 1 Janelle Cuthbertson

Florida.................. 2 Morgan Frank Christi Liles

Kansas. ................ 1 Sheri Olivier

South Africa....... 1 Elzé Potgieter

Texas..................... 4 Christina Amo Stephanie Davidson Lauren Santacroce Ashley Turpin

A&M will head to Los Angeles to play in the inaugural ITA Kickoff Weekend at the University of Southern California, one of 15 four-team sites across the country. The Aggies open against St. Mary’s College and then will take on either Michigan State or USC. Formatted similar to the NCAA tournament first and second rounds, the undefeated team at each of AGGIES the 15 sites will advance to the ITA National Indoor Team Championships, Feb. 13-16 in Madison, Wis. BY m a j o r “The Kickoff Weekend does have an NCAA feel to it and gives us an early opportunity to whet the Accounting hunger for the NCAAs,” Kleinecke said. “We’ll be Elzé Potgieter facing two tough schools.” Biomedical The Aggies then return home to host a pair of Engineering Southeastern Conference teams, Auburn and LSU, Lauren Santacroce two teams that were slightly higher than A&M in the final ITA rankings last year after each reached Communications the NCAA second round. Morgan Frank Following the national indoor championships, Ashley Turpin the Aggies head out to take on Duke, listed ninth in the final national rankings, and Wake Forest, Construction which advanced to the first round of the NCAA Science Championships. A&M then hosts NCAA participants Christi Liles South Florida and TCU in its final tune-up before General Studies beginning Big 12 play March 7 at Texas. Junior Elzé Potgieter is the most experienced player on Janelle Cuthbertson “Preseason is definitely the biggest part of the team and will be counted upon in singles and doubles. Sheri Olivier the season other than Texas and Baylor,” Kleinecke said. “But on the other hand, every match is one that A&M, which has made seven consecutive NCAA Psychology we better be ready to play.” appearances and will serve as host of the 2009 NCAA Christina Amo The Aggies take a break from league play for road Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, matches at top-20 teams Michigan and Notre Dame will then await the announcement of the 64-team Sport Management before closing out the regular season with a home tournament field to see if the Aggies achieve another Stephanie Davidson match against Baylor on April 15 team goal of competing on their home court throughout and road matches at Kansas and the postseason. AGGIES ’ B i r t h d a y s Kansas State, April 18 and 19, In order to reach their goals, everyone will need to respectively. push each other and be able to contribute. It is someMarch 11, 1988 Lauren Santacroce thing Kleinecke and the team believe can be done. “We have a challenging sched  15, 1988 Elzé Potgieter “I look for every person on this team to contribute ule and I don’t know what our in some way, and even though most teams have that record will be, but this team is April 26, 1988 Christina Amo and start off with that, I feel like that is going to be very close and they are very trustour legacy,” Kleinecke said. “That is going to determine ing of each other,” Kleinecke said. July 21, 1989 Stephanie Davidson how we do. If everybody takes those roles at the cor“I feel like that is going to bring 31, 1990 Ashley Turpin rect time, this team and what they have ahead of them us through some tough times.” is unlimited.” After the conclusion of the regAugust 8, 1989 Morgan Frank ular season, A&M heads to the Big September 3, 1990 Janelle Cuthbertson 12 Conference Championship tournament in Norman, Okla., where the 30, 1989 Sheri Olivier Aggies won their only conference tournament title in 2004. December 12, 1988 Christi Liles

T e x a s A & M S q u a d A n a ly s i s (2007-08 W-L Records)

Returning – 5 Christina Amo . ............Junior Elzé Potgieter..............Junior Stephanie Davidson....Sophomore Morgan Frank.............Sophomore Christi Liles. ...................Sophomore Lost – 4

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JANELLE CUTHBERTSON

stephanie davidson

morgan frank

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5-11 • Fr-HS

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Fort Worth, Texas North Crowley / Texas State University

Perth, Australia Schools of Isolated and Distance Education

Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas Boerne

Oldsmar, Fla. American School

christi liles

Sheri Olivier

ELZÉ POTGIETER

lauren santacroce

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Largo, Fla. Univ. of Miami Online High School

Topeka, Kan. Washburn Rural High

Bloemfontein, South Africa Tuks Sports Study Centre

Ashley Turpin

Bobby Kleinecke

MARK WEAVER

KEVIN O’SHEA

5-7 • Fr-HS

Head Coach 24th Year

Assistant Coach 2nd Year

Director of Tennis Operations 3rd Year

New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels

West Texas A&M ’78

Texas A&M ’95

2009 OUTLOOK

CHRISTINA AMO

Spring, Texas Klein

St. Edwards University ’96

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Christina Amo THE AGGIES

“ Christina has been a vocal force

for the team and is keeping the team focused in the right direction. She has a strong desire on a day-to-day basis, and with a young team, that is something that really helps us out.

— Coach Bobby Kleinecke

Ch r isti n a E li z a b eth A mo 5-7 • Jr-1L F o r t W o r t h , Te x a s ( N o r t h C r o w l e y / Te x a s S t a t e ) major: Psychology birthdate: April 26, 1988

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as worked extremely hard and improved her game and her consistency … Is an athletic and aggressive baseliner who can come up with flashy shots and overpower her opponents … Is a level-headed and determined competitor with a strong work ethic … Had several significant wins in the fall and is pushing her teammates for a spot in the lineup.

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2 0 0 8 F A L L R E S U LT S Had a successful fall campaign and led the Aggies in singles victories with a 10-4 record … Went 3-0 at both the season-opening Milwaukee Tennis Invitational and the season-ending North Texas Classic … Posted a 7-3 record in doubles … Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Southwest Regional with partner Ashley Turpin …

The part of the game of tennis that I like the most: I would have to say winning. I work hard 6 days a week, and winning makes it all worth while. Aside from that, I like the excitement. I like yelling for teammates. I like it when other teams are scared to play us. I like hitting great shots. I like digging and grinding and sweating and working. I like fighting. I like the feeling of accomplishment. Teammate who would be the best candidate for Fear Factor: Lauren. She will try anything. Teammate who would be the best candidate for Top Chef: I think I am the only one on the team who knows how to turn on the oven actually. The actress who I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Angelina Jolie. She is tough and so am I. A song title that best describes my life: Headstrong (by Trapt). That’s my song! When I was little, I dreamed of being a: tennis pro. I would love to get paid to play all day and travel. But that dream ended when I realized I would be training 40 hours a week. If I could compete in the Olympics in a sport other than tennis, I would compete in: swimming. I swam in HS and qualified for state. Meets are so fun! I miss going to swim meets. I like the water and currently coach swimming. Something I can’t live without: my to-do list! It seems to go on forever. If I see it written down then I will get it done quicker. Something I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t: I am an adrenaline addict. I would love to go sky diving or parachuting. My best non-athletic talent: I am very organized. I get more things done than anyone I know, and I do that because I am organized and manage my time well. Thank goodness!

Also teamed with Sheri Olivier and advanced to the Flight III finals at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Championships.

p r e v ious athleti c b a c k g r ou n d Played one year at Texas State (2005-06) and led the Bobcats in wins in dual matches with a 10-9 mark in singles … Saw action at the No. 1-4 spots … Also went 10-9 in doubles … Won the district championship and was named Player of the Year in high school … Also won a district championship in swimming.

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Curukovic / Posada, Northwestern State.............. 8-5 Davison / Larsson, Texas........................................ 8-5 Enica / Shazhko, Stephen F. Austin........................ 9-7 Babanova / Munch-Soegaard, TCU....................... 1-8 Szatkowska / Beaulieu, Tulsa................................. 8-1

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Barringer / Mortlock, NC State.............................. 8-4 Ely / Wong, Pennsylvania...................................... 8-2 Barnes / Dorr, lowa............................................... 8-5 Dushkina / Rabot, Purdue..................................... 4-8

Amo & Santacroce......................... 0-1 L

Svensson / Taylor, Alabama................................... 5-8

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Christina Elizabeth Amo is the daughter of Gregory Amo and Scarlet Seagrin Amo … From a family of six children, has three brothers and two sisters … Graduated from North Crowley High School in three years … Began playing tennis when she was 10 … A science of psychology major with a business minor, career ambition is to be a physical therapist for athletes … Born April 26, 1988, in Fort Worth, Texas.

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A transfer from Texas State who joined the Aggies in January 2008 … Saw limited action, but notched wins in her only singles and doubles matches of the season … Against her former school, defeated Jennifer Nowland, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (1) at the No. 6 line … Also teamed with Marisa Druss in doubles and defeated TSU’s Natalie McLeod and Sumarie Muller, 8-3 at the No. 3 line as A&M defeated the Bobcats, 7-0, in the season opener on Feb. 2 in College Station.

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Stephanie Davidson THE AGGIES

“ Stephanie stepped up and made things happen

S tepha n ie De n ise Da v i d so n 5-8 • So-1L F a i r O a k s R a n c h , Te x a s (Boerne) major: Sports Management birthdate: July 21, 1989

d a v i d so n ’ s H o n o r s 2008...Big 12 No. 3 Doubles Champion 2008...P.D. Gandy Award (tied for team lead for most singles and doubles victories)

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s a determined competitor who has an innate ability to come up with wins when the match is on the line … An aggressive baseliner, has improved her quickness and also expanded her game by working on moving to the front court on a more regular basis … Has a serve that can immediately put opponents on the defense … Is one of the top doubles players on the team … Has a great volley game and knows where to hit the ball … Will be relied upon to be a leader and help mold the younger players.

2 0 0 8 F all Results Was hampered by an illness early in the fall but came back to finish 6-6 in singles … Went 2-1 at the season-ending North Texas Classic, including a three-set victory over Paloma Escobedo, who split time at No. 1 and No. 2 singles for Ohio State last season … Was 6-2 in doubles, including 5-2 with Morgan Frank … The pair advanced to the finals in the Doubles I Flight at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Women’s Tennis College Invitational and reached the round of 16 at the ITA Southwest Regional.

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when matches were on the line last spring. She had some great wins in the last tournament of the fall, and that left her hungry for the spring. She is a hard worker and is going to lay everything out there, so with that extra hunger, I think she is going to do whatever it takes to really be a force in the spring.

— Coach Bobby Kleinecke

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STEPHANIE UP CLOSE The accomplishment (athletic or non-athletic) that I am most proud of: National champion in softball and national champion in tennis (doubles) One word to describe this year’s team: Heart Teammate who would be the best candidate for the Apprentice: Christi (she can debate anyone)

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People have told me that I look like: Cameron Diaz When I was little, I dreamed of being a: model

Davidson & Frank.......................... 5-2

If I could compete in the Olympics in a sport other than tennis, I would want to compete in: gymnastics

A person I would like to meet and why: The first Davidson ancestor, to know the history of my family

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The best advice I’ve ever received: “winning and losing won’t help you get to heaven”!

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If I had the chance to look into the future, the first thing that I would want to know is: who my husband is going to be

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2 0 0 7 - 0 8 ( f r eshma n ) Was the Big 12 No. 3 doubles champion after she and partner Morgan Frank went a perfect 11-0 in league play, all at the No. 3 line … Shared A&M’s P.D. Gandy Award with teammate Christi Liles after tying for the team lead for combined doubles and singles victories … Led the team for most doubles victories in both dual matches only (22-3) and overall (32-6) … Her 32 overall victories ranks fifth in the A&M full season records, and her .842 winning percentage ranks fifth all-time … In singles, was 21-9 overall, including 10-5 in dual matches only, all at the No. 6 line … Went 5-3 in Big 12 singles matches only … Longest winning streaks during the spring season were four in singles and 11 in doubles … In fall competition, opened her college career with a seven-match winning streak in singles … Finished the fall with an 11-4 record to lead the team for most singles victories … Advanced to the Flight C finals at the Women’s College Tennis Invitational in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. … Went 10-3 in doubles, including 5-1 with Elzé Potgieter.

p r e v ious athleti c b a c k g r ou n d Consistently ranked in the national top 75 in 16s and 18s singles … Was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation in doubles in 16s and was in the top 25 in 18s … Was listed in the top five in Texas in both 16s and 18s … Won the 2006 Doubles Hardcourt Championships in 16s and took third place in doubles at both the 2006

Coimbra / Zaytseva, Winthrop.............................. 8-6 Clark / Kim, Yale.................................................... 8-6 Malvehy / Poske, Wake Forest.............................. 8-4 B. Aboubakare / C. Aboubakare, Brown................ 2-8 Gonzalez / Kuroda, Lamar..................................... 8-4 Kennedy / Reid, SMU............................................ 8-3 Paraschiv / Raganathan, North Texas.................... 7-9

Joubert / Wilhelm, North Texas............................ 6-8 Deluca / Fuentes, UTEP......................................... 8-1

Easter Bowl and the 2005 National Winter Championships in 16s … Also was the doubles champion at the 2006 ITF Jerry Simmons tournament held in College Station … Was a member of Fed Cup Team Texas 18s and the Intersectional Team Texas 16s teams.

P e r so n al Stephanie Denise Davidson is the daughter of Thomas and Andrea Davidson … Has two brothers, Eric and Tyler (deceased) … Began playing tennis when she was eight years old … Most memorable moments of athletic career are winning a national championship in softball at age 10 and winning the Hard Courts National doubles championship at 16 … In addition to Texas A&M, made official recruiting visits to Tennessee, Indiana, North Carolina State and South Carolina … Chose to sign with the Aggies, because the school is closer to home, the Christian atmosphere and because “it has everything to offer that the other schools have, plus MORE (a nutritionist, nicer dorms, amazing tennis and workout facilities), and the people at A&M were by far friendlier than anywhere else” … Most memorable moments of A&M tennis career are playing on the U.S. Open Courts in the fall, competing against Stanford in the second round of the NCAAs and playing rival, tu … Hobby is hanging out with friends … Is a member of Athletes in Action … Majoring in sport management with a minor in business … Born July 21, 1989, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Elly Strother, Marquette....................................... 6-3, 6-1 Erin Jobe, Wisconsin............................................ 6-2, 6-0 Allison Nolan, Alabama........................................ 6-0, 6-3 Danielle Abraham, Boston................................... 6-1, 6-0 Emily Ellis, Brown.....................................3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8) Lauren Ritz, Yale.................................................... default Ruxandra Dumitrescu, Cornell............................. 6-3, 6-0 Lindsay Clark, Yale................................................ 2-6, 3-6 Julie Chao, Rice.................................................... 1-6, 2-6 Nicole Briceno, SMU.......................... 6-2, 6-7 (4), 0-1 (7) Weronika Bloczynska, Texas-El Paso..................... default Leah Roberts, Texas Tech..................................... 6-1, 6-0 Tiffany Lee, Rice................................................... 0-6, 1-6 Neils Barringer, North Carolina State.......3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (9) Annie McCarthy, Illinois....................................... 6-4, 6-3 Vicky Simpson, Houston...........................6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (8) Katarina Reveche, Wake Forest.......................7-6 (5), 6-1 Adrienne Elsberry, Georgia.................................. 4-6, 2-6 Michel Allen, Oklahoma State............................... default Reka Kelemen, Iowa State.................................... 6-0, 6-2 Zuzana Chmelarova, Baylor................ 6-7 (3), 6-4, 0-1 (5) Sofia Ayala, Missouri............................................ 3-6, 5-7 Olga Klimova, Kansas State................................... default Lauren Hommell, Kansas...................................... 6-2, 6-2 Maggie Mello, Texas............................................. 2-6, 3-6 Leah Roberts, Texas Tech..................................... 6-0, 6-3 Jessica Collins, Oklahoma State........................... 6-1, 6-3 Sarah Lancaster, Texas................................... 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Allison Rainey, Washington.................................. 6-3, 6-1 (#95) Carolyn McVeigh, Stanford.......................... 3-6, 0-6

THE AGGIES

Teammate who would be the best candidate for Last Comic Standing: Morgan…no doubt

S i n gles ( 2 1 - 9 )

Laura Peterzan, Harvard................................. 1-6, 1-6 Dasha Cherkasov, Boston College.................Wo (inj.) Jillian Santos, Binghamton............................. 6-1, 6-2 Sierra Poske, Wake Forest.............................. 4-6, 2-6 Madura Ranganthan, North Texas........... 6-2, 5-7, 2-6 Amanda Craddock, Texas............................... 1-6, 0-6 Erika Iriarte, TAMU-Corpus Christi.......... wo (admin.) Nicole Briceno, SMU................................ default (ns) Abby Liu, Texas............................................... 1-6, 2-6 Catalina Cruz, North Texas...................... 4-6, 7-5, 3-6 Paloma Escobedo, Ohio State................. 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 Megan Pritchard, UTEP.................................. 6-1, 6-4

DOUBLES (32-6)

Davidson & Frank........................ 21-3 W W W W W W L W W W L W W W W W W W W W W W W L

3 Glinska / Simpson, Houston.................................. 8-0 3 Braid / Shiva-Shanka, Rice..................................... 8-2 3 Kantor / Tucker, LSU.............................................. 8-3 # 3 Babanova / Nichols, TCU....................................... 9-7 # 3 Marin / Razina, UNLV............................................ 8-0 # 3 Cutuk / Spenceley, Florida International............... 8-4 # 3 Haskett / Heroux, Fresno State............................. 5-8 # 3 Ellis / Elsberry, Georgia......................................... 8-4 # 3 M. Allen / M. Tkachenko, Oklahoma State...... default # 3 Eckel / Kalashnikova, Oklahoma............................ 8-6 # 3 (#50) Ciobanu / Rielley, Notre Dame................ 7-8 (2) # 3 Buxton / Evans, Nebraska..................................... 8-2 # 3 Palen / Wischer, Iowa State................................... 8-2 # 3 Bielikova / Chmelarova, Balor.......................... 9-8 (1) # 3 Giuggioli / Ritchie, Missouri.................................. 8-4 # 3 Probert / Torres Torres, Colorado......................... 9-7 # 3 Vieira / Yrureta, Kansas State................................ 8-3 # 3 Martinez / Tokarczyk, Kansas................................ 8-2 # 3 Davison / Larsson, Texas................................... 8-7 (4) # 3 Garland / Templeton, Texas Tech.......................... 8-4 # 3 Collins / M. Tkachenko, Oklahoma State.............. 8-3 # 3 Mello / Zauft, Texas.......................................... 9-8 (3) # 3 Malovic / Radunovic, Washington........................ 8-4 # 3 Durkin / McVeigh, Stanford.............................. 8-9 (2) # # #

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Bigos / Tunaru, Alabama....................................... 8-3 Gutierrez / Martinez, Lamar.................................. 6-8 Brightly / Deluca, Texas-El Paso............................. 8-2 Jose-Andres / Roberts, Texas Tech........................ 8-6 Lancaster / Pringle, Texas...................................... 8-3 Dave / McCarthy, Illinois....................................... 8-5 Hirsch / Loeb, Wake Forest................................... 8-4

Davidson & Druss.......................... 3-2 W W L W L

Moore / Watkins, Marquette................................ 8-5 Carrell / Smyser, Dartmouth................................. 8-4 Tran / Zaretser, Rutgers......................................... 8-9 Dubec / Orteza, Cornell......................................... 8-2 Berringer / Bleakley, North Carolina State............ 7-9

Davidson & Sammons................... 2-0 W W

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Morgan Frank THE AGGIES

“ Morgan had the best fall season of anybody. She had some great

mo r ga n ma r ie frank 5-3 • So-1L O l d s m a r, F l o r i d a (American School) major: Communications birthdate: August 8, 1989

frank’s Honors 2008...Big 12 No. 5 Singles Champion 2008...Big 12 No. 3 Doubles Champion 2008...Big 12 Player of the Week (April 7)

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s a confident, fiery competitor who thrives in pressure situations and relishes the opportunity to take the team on her shoulders in both singles and doubles … Plays with unmatched tenacity and will stay out on the court as long as it takes to get the win … Wears her emotions on her sleeve and will not go down without a fight … Has a big forehand and can hit a winner from anywhere on the court … Has become more aggressive with her backhand and volley and is quickly developing into an all-court player … Is expected to move up in the lineup after playing the majority of her matches at the No. 5 spot last season.

2 0 0 8 F all Results Listed No. 116 in the ITA national singles rankings released in September … Went 6-3 in the fall in singles … Reached the

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wins for us and really jumped up to let us know that playing in the bottom part of the lineup is not her intention. And in doubles, she showed us last year that she is such a competitor that she is going to find ways to contribute. Whoever she plays with, Morgan is going to bring them up a level. She doesn’t take losing lightly.

— Coach Bobby Kleinecke

frank’s F all 2 0 0 8 Results

frank’s 2 0 0 7 - 0 8 Results

S i n gles ( 6 - 4 )

One word to describe this year’s team: fun The person on the team who can always make me laugh: all of them Teammate who would be the best candidate for So You Think You Can Dance: Liles hahaha Of all reality shows, I would most like to participate in: REAL WORLD

S i n gles ( 1 9 - 4 )

Paola Calderon, Marquette............................ 6-3, 6-3 Emese Kardhordo, Wisconsin......................... 6-2, 6-1 Paulina Bigos, Alabama.................................. 4-6, 6-7 Alexis Dorr, Iowa.......................... 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-4 Elizaveta Zaytseva, Winthrop.................. 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 Lana Krasnopolsky, Boston College...........4-6, 6-7 (5) Emily Malvehy, Wake Forest.......................... 2-6, 3-6 Kayla Duncan, TCU......................................... 6-2, 6-2 Nathlaie Wallin, UTSA.................................... 6-1, 6-0 (#45) Vanja Corovic, Texas........................ 4-6, 7-5, 4-6

I can’t believe I watch this show: 60 Minutes

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The actress who I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Pamela Anderson haha

Frank & Davidson.......................... 5-2

A song title that best describes my life: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Favorite class at Texas A&M: Intro to Business Favorite movie is: Wedding Crashers Favorite website is: google

Coimbra / Zaytseca, Winthrop.............................. 8-6 Clark / Kim, Yale.................................................... 8-6 Malvehy / Poske, Wake Forest.............................. 8-4 B. Aboubakare / C. Aboubakare, Brown................ 2-8 Gonzalez / Kuroda, Lamar..................................... 8-4 Kennedy / Reid, SMU............................................ 8-3 Paraschiv / Raganathan, North Texas.................... 7-9

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Ali Gulida, Texas State.......................................... 6-0, 6-0 Neila Starratt, Houston........................................ 6-0, 6-0 Christine Dao, Rice................................... 6-0, 2-1 retired Hannah Robinson, LSU......................................... 6-1, 6-0 Katariina Tuohimaa, TCU...................................... 3-6, 1-6 Anna Maskaljun, UNLV.................................. 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 Marijana Cutuk, Florida International.................. 6-4, 6-1 (#77) Tinesta Rowe, Fresno State......................... 4-6, 2-6 Cameron Ellis, Georgia.................................. 6-3, 2-6, 5-7 Maryna Tkachenko, Oklahoma State................... 6-3, 6-2 Christi Baxley, Oklahoma...................................... 6-2, 6-3 (#114) Kali Krisik, Notre Dame.............................. 7-5, 6-2 Stephanie Evans, Nebraska.............................6-0, 7-6 (2) Alyssa Palen, Iowa State....................................... 6-1, 6-0 (#81) Jana Bielikova, Baylor........................... 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 Katelyn Ritchie, Missouri...................................... 6-4, 6-4 Melisa Esposito, Colorado.................................... 6-3, 6-1 Natasha Vieira, Kansas State................................ 6-1, 6-1 Yuliana Svistun, Kansas........................................ 6-1, 6-4 Sarah Lancaster, Texas................................... 5-7, 6-3, 1-6 Kerryn Potgieter, Texas Tech................................. 6-2, 6-2 Sasha Belova, Oklahoma State............................. 6-2, 6-2 Caroline Larsson, Texas........................................ 6-4, 6-3

Frank & Olivier.............................. 1-1 Flight I semifinals at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Women’s College Invitational and advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Southwest Regional, where she fell in three sets to 45th-ranked Vanja Corovic of Texas … Posted a 7-3 record in doubles, including a 5-2 mark with partner Stephanie Davidson … The pair advanced to the finals in the Doubles I Flight at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Women’s Tennis College Invitational and reached the round of 16 at the ITA Southwest Regional.

2 0 0 8 f r eshma n The TennisRecruting.net five-star recruit enrolled at A&M in January and made an immediate impact … Shattered the school record with a .875 winning percentage in doubles and ranked fourth in school records with a .826 singles winning percentage … Was a conference champion in both singles and doubles, earning the Big 12 No. 5 singles title and the Big 12 No. 3 doubles title along with freshman partner Stephanie Davidson … Went 5-1 at the No. 4 singles line and 14-3 at the No. 5 line for a combined 19-4 singles record, which included a 10-1 mark in Big 12 matches only … Went 21-3 in doubles, all with Davidson at the No. 3 line, including a perfect 11-0 in Big 12 matches … Ended the season by winning 13 of her final 14 singles matches, including victories against 81st-ranked Jana Bielikova of Baylor on April 2 and No. 114 Kali Krisik of Notre Dame on March 22...Posted a team season-best nine-match singles winning streak from March 15 to April 13 and also recorded the team’s longest winning streak in doubles as she and Davidson won 12 straight at the No. 3 spot from March 28 to May 9...Was the only A&M player to garner Big 12 Player of the Week honors, having received the accolade on April 7 after going a combined 6-0 in singles and doubles during an A&M three-match road swing … Earned both of A&M’s points at No. 4 Baylor and also was clutch at Colorado,

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clinching the doubles point and the match-winning point in singles in the Aggies’ crucial 4-3 victory against the Buffaloes … Was ranked No. 25 in singles and No. 13 in doubles in the final ITA Southwest Region rankings.

p r e v ious athleti c b a c k g r ou n d Played in all the U.S. national junior tournaments, as well as several international competitions … Was the doubles champion with partner Lindsay Dvorak and a singles finalist at the 2004 G14 USTA National Open Championships in Macon, Ga. … Also was a finalist in G18s singles at the 2006 USTA National Open and the 2007 ATP Gator Bowl Championships … Competed in the 2007 ITF Eddie Herr Junior Tennis Championships … Was ranked No. 1 in Florida and as high as No. 9 in the nation in Girls 14s … Reached a top 20 national ranking in 16s and 18s and also was in the top five in Florida in 18s.

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3 Glinska / Simpson, Houston.................................. 8-0 3 Braid / Shiva-Shanka, Rice..................................... 8-2 # 3 Kantor / Tucker, LSU.............................................. 8-3 # 3 Babanova / Nichols, TCU....................................... 9-7 # 3 Marin / Razina, UNLV............................................ 8-0 # 3 Cutuk / Spenceley, Florida International............... 8-4 # 3 Haskett / Heroux, Fresno State............................. 5-8 # 3 Ellis / Elsberry, Georgia......................................... 8-4 # 3 M. Allen / M. Tkachenko, Oklahoma State...... default # 3 Eckel / Kalashnikova, Oklahoma............................ 8-6 # 3 (#50) Ciobanu / Rielley, Notre Dame................ 7-8 (2) # 3 Buxton / Evans, Nebraska..................................... 8-2 # 3 Palen / Wischer, Iowa State................................... 8-2 # 3 Bielikova / Chmelarova, Balor.......................... 9-8 (1) # 3 Giuggioli / Ritchie, Missouri.................................. 8-4 # 3 Probert / Torres Torres, Colorado......................... 9-7 # 3 Vieira / Yrureta, Kansas State................................ 8-3 # 3 Martinez / Tokarczyk, Kansas................................ 8-2 # 3 Davison / Larsson, Texas................................... 8-7 (4) # 3 Garland / Templeton, Texas Tech.......................... 8-4 # 3 Collins / M. Tkachenko, Oklahoma State.............. 8-3 # 3 Mello / Zauft, Texas.......................................... 9-8 (3) # 3 Malovic / Radunovic, Washington........................ 8-4 # 3 Durkin / McVeigh, Stanford.............................. 8-9 (2) # #

P e r so n al Morgan Marie Frank is the daughter of Thomas and Cindy Frank … Has an older sister, Megan … Began playing tennis at the age of six … Also made official recruiting visits to Auburn and Miami but chose to sign with the Aggies because she loved the team and the facilities … Hobbies include hanging out with friends … Majoring in communications, career ambition is to own a radio show … Born August 8, 1989, in Dunedin, Florida.

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Mirnova / Markovic, Wisconsin............................ 8-6

f r a n k ’ s S i n gles T otals Year

DOUBLES (21-3)

Tunaru / Emery, Alabama...................................... 8-6 R. Hush / Metzler, Marquette............................... 7-8

Frank & Santacroce....................... 1-0 W

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Christi Liles THE AGGIES

“ Christi had a great freshman year, and this team is going to

call on her for her leadership and for her to continue where she ended last spring. She has played tennis all her life and is a very intelligent competitor. She is not afraid to get up and go for the shots when the match is on the line.

— Coach Bobby Kleinecke

c h r isti n a ali c ia liles 5 - 6 • so - 1 L Largo, Florida (University of Miami Online) major: Construction Science birthdate: December 12, 1988

liles ’ H o n o r s 2008...P.D. Gandy Award (tied for team lead for most singles and doubles victories)

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n intelligent and experienced competitor, is effective at mixing up her shots … Smartly loops the ball to set up the point and steps up and aggressively puts the ball away at any opportunity … Hits with two hands off both sides … One of the team’s top doubles players, is not afraid to go for the shots when the match is on the line … Has improved her serve and made it more of a weapon … Team will count on her not only for her play in the upper part of the lineup in both singles and doubles, but also her leadership and enthusiasm.

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c h r isti UP CLOSE The best match I ever played: doubles at NCAAs with Elzé The best tennis player I have ever played against: Maria Sharapova People have told me that I look like: Kate Hudson or Ashlee Simpson A song title that best describes my life: Don’t Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin A song title that best describes me when I get up in the morning: Banana Pancakes Jack Johnson When I was little, I dreamed of being a: celebrity Something I can’t live without: Starbucks

2 0 0 8 F all Results Went 5-4 in singles and 6-2 in doubles … Advanced to the round of 16 in singles at the ITA Southwest Regional

Few people know that I: swam with sharks Favorite Aggie tradition: Silver Taps My most prized possession is my: iPhone

before falling to 15th-ranked Megan Falcon of LSU … Played all eight doubles matches with Elzé Potgieter … They were crowned Flight I doubles champions at the season-opening Milwaukee Tennis Classic after going 3-0 … The pair advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Southwest Regional.

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p r e v ious athleti c b a c k g r ou n d Was a two-time champion and three-time finalist in doubles at the USTA Super National Clay Courts … Also won a gold ball in doubles at the USTA Super National Spring Championships and earned a total of four gold balls and three silver balls in juniors doubles competitions … Won the 18s doubles title at the Jerry Simmons American ITF and was a quarterfinalist with partner Jen-

S i n gles ( 2 9 - 8 )

Rachel Hush, Marquette................................ 6-2, 6-3 Alaina Trgovich, Wisconsin............................. 5-7, 2-6 Alice Tunaru, Alabama................................... 6-3, 6-2 Vivien Silfany, Boise State............................... 3-6, 5-7 Irina Squillachi, Abilene Christian................... 6-0, 6-4 Irina Paraschin, North Texas........................... 5-7, 0-6 Roxana Enica, Stephen F. Austin.............. 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 Zuzana Chemelarova, Baylor........................... 6-3 6-4 # 15 Megan Falcon, LSU................................... 2-6, 1-6

Dou b les ( 6 - 2 )

Potgieter & Liles............................ 6-2 W W W W L W W L

Carpenter / Seyferth, Wiconsin............................. 8-3 Bigos / Welcher, Alabama..................................... 8-5 Calderon / G. Hush, Marquette............................. 8-4 Hadvigarova / Jagasova, Texas-Arlington.............. 8-3 Thongdach / Silfany, Boise State........................... 5-8 Dangond / Israel, Louisiana-Lafayette................... 9-7 Duncan / Mastromarino, TCU............................... 8-4 Falcon / Hedberg, LSU........................................... 3-8

nifer Stevens at the 2006 Easter Bowl in Palm Springs, Calif. … Also was an accomplished singles player in juniors, having advanced to the semifinals in 18s at the 2004 National Open in Naples, Fla., as well as reaching the quarterfinals at the 2001 USTA Super National Clay Court Championships … Ranked as high as No. 307 in the International Tennis Federation combined rankings … Most memorable moment of juniors career is winning nationals four times.

P e r so n al Christina Alicia Liles is the daughter of Richard and Elaine Liles … Has an older sister, Alex, who played one year of tennis at the University of Florida and then transferred to Pepperdine where she is now a senior for the Waves … Christi began playing tennis when she was eight … Made official recruiting visits to Ohio State and Auburn, but chose to attend Texas A&M, because “I love the girls on the team, and they have my major (construction science)” … Is a member of Texas A&M’s StudentAthlete Advisory Committee … Majoring in construction science … Career ambition is to work for a construction company and possibly do marketing with them as well … Born December 12, 1988, in San Antonio, Texas.

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DOUBLES (24-14)

Liles & Clifford............................. 9-10 W W W L L W W #1 W #1 # L 1 W #1 # L 1 # L 1 # L 1 # L 1 W #1 # L 1 W #1 # L 1 # L 1

Carpenter / Seyferth, Wisconsin........................... 8-5 Brown / Calbeto, Marquette............................ 9-8 (5) Zak / Zebroski, Dartmouth.................................... 8-4 Clark / Ritz, Yale.................................................... 6-8 Burduli / Kamendova, Washington State.............. 5-8 Finnegan / Fudge, Illnois....................................... 9-7 Chafitz / Giraldo, Texas State................................. 8-0 Forward / McCombs, Houston.............................. 8-5 Chao / Karas, Rice................................................. 6-8 (#30) Hedberg / Spencer, LSU................................ 8-2 (#18) Harkins / Sydorska, TCU........................... 8-9 (7) Gantcheva / Nedeltcheva, UNLV........................... 6-8 Castillo / Petrauskaite, Florida International......... 3-8 (#1) Gloria / Rowe, Fresno State............................ 1-8 Kulikova / Poske, Wake Forest............................... 8-4 K. Hyndman / Y. Hyndman, Georgia...................... 5-8 Y. Allen / I. Tkachenko, Oklahoma State................ 8-3 Constantinescu / Orr, Oklahoma...................... 7-8 (5) (#1) Buck / Tefft, Notre Dame................................ 3-8

Liles & Potgieter.......................... 11-2 W W W #2 W #2 # L 2 W #2 # W 2 W #2 W #2 W #2 # L 2 W #2 # W 2

Gomez / Cekic, Washington State......................... 8-1 Lee / Stewart, Harvard.......................................... 8-1 Rng / Swarting, Nebraska................................. 9-8 (3) Hickey / Loprinzi, Iowa State................................. 8-2 (#57) Ormond / Stanivuk, Baylor........................... 7-9 Svetlic / Weber, Missouri...................................... 8-5 Esposito / Jendrian, Colorado............................... 8-3 Cottin / Huljev, Kansas State................................. 8-1 Dorn / Hommell, Kansas....................................... 8-6 Mello / Zauft, Texas............................................... 8-2 Jackson / Potgieter, Texas Tech............................. 6-8 Davison / Larsson, Texas........................................ 8-6 (#49) Deason / Nguyen, Stanford.......................... 8-6

Liles & Sammons........................... 4-2

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THE AGGIES

Led the team in singles wins with a 29-8 overall record, tying for eighth in the A&M single season records for most wins and ranking 10th all-time with a .783 winning percentage … Was 19-5 in dual matches, seeing action at the No. 2 through No. 4 positions … Played the most dual matches at No. 2 singles, where she went 10-3 … Was 9-2 in Big 12 matches, including 7-2 at the No. 2 spot … Longest singles winning streak was six from Feb. 10 to March 1 … Streak included a win against 98th-ranked Renata Kucerkova of Fresno State … Also had a win against No. 105 Cosmina Ciobanu of Notre Dame … Ended the season having won five of her final six matches … In doubles matches, posted a 24-14 record, including 14-10 in dual action … Played the No. 2 line with sophomore Elzé Potgieter and went 7-2 in Big 12 matches and 11-2 overall … The pair ended the season having won seven of their last eight matches … Began the spring playing No. 1 doubles with Tiffany Clifford … The pair went 5-8 and was ranked as high as No. 60 in the nation … Was ranked tied for 13th in singles and 10th in doubles with Potgieter in the final ITA Southwest Regional rankings … During the 2007 fall season, went 10-3 in singles to lead the team with a .769 winning percentage and tied for the team lead for most wins … Also posted a 10-3 record in doubles action in the fall … Began her collegiate career by capturing the doubles title at the season-opening Milwaukee Tennis Classic with Clifford … Reached the quarterfinals in the singles main draw at the ITA Southwest Regional after knocking off No. 3 seed and 61st-ranked Macall Harkins of TCU, 6-4, 6-3, in the Round of 16 … Also advanced to the regional quarterfinals in doubles with partner Michelle Sammons … Concluded the fall by winning the Flight B singles bracket at the Harvard Invitational … Ranked a team-high No. 12 in singles and listed No. 10 in doubles with Clifford in the ITA Southwest Region rankings, released in December 2007.

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Elzé Potgieter THE AGGIES

“ Elzé is one of the most talented players we have had at A&M.

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With her being a junior, she is that person who everybody is going to look to, so it will be important for her to take on a leadership role with this young team. She has come away with some great wins in singles, and midway through last season, she established herself as one of our better doubles players. She and Christi Liles have the potential to beat anybody, so she will be a force for us in singles and doubles.

— Coach Bobby Kleinecke

5-5 • Jr-2L Bloemfontein, South Africa ( Tu k s S p o r t S t u d y C e n t r e ) major: Accounting birthdate: March 15, 1988

potgiete r ’ s H o n o r s 2008...All-Big 12 Team (singles) 2008...Academic All-Big 12 First Team 2008...No. 101 in final ITA singles rankings

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n extremely gifted player with a wealth of international experience … The two-time Fed Cup participant is considered the best all-around player on the team and will be a major key to the Aggies’ success … Is a smart, aggressive baseliner who possesses powerful, point-producing groundstrokes … Equally effective with her powerful backhand … Will gut out and battle anything that is thrown at her … Is developing into a respected and valued team leader.

2 0 0 8 F all Results Was listed No. 74 in the ITA national singles preseason rankings released in September … Posted a 7-5 mark in singles … Advanced to the finals of the Midland Racquet Club Invitational … Went 6-2 in doubles, playing all

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el z é UP CLOSE The person(s) who has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: My parents and Karl Davies The accomplishment (athletic or non-athletic) that I am most proud of: Representing South Africa at the Federation Cup in 2006 and 2008 One word to describe this year’s team: sisters Teammate who would be the best candidate for the Apprentice: me Of all reality shows, I would most like to participate in: Amazing Race The movie that I know practically every line to (and my favorite line from the movie) is: A Knight’s Tale: “It’s called a lance, helloooo” When I was little, I dreamed of being a: pilot A person(s) I would like to meet and why: Danielle Radcliffe and JK Rowling, just because I love Harry Potter Favorite Aggie tradition: The 12th Man Favorite class at Texas A&M: ACCT 229 with professor Thornton!!!!! Can I redo that class!?

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eight doubles matches with Christi Liles … They were crowned Flight I doubles champions at the seasonopening Milwaukee Tennis Classic after going 3-0 … The pair also advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Southwest Regional.

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2 0 0 6 - 0 7 ( f r eshma n ) Led the team in singles wins with a 28-12 overall record, tying for ninth in the A&M single season records for most victories … Was 18-7 in dual matches while seeing action at the No. 1 through No. 4 positions … Played the majority of her dual matches at No. 2 singles, where she finished 8-2 … Went 7-2 in Big 12 matches … Began the spring season by winning her first eight matches, including a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over No. 20 Darya Ivanov of Georgia … Highest ranked win came in the fall as she defeated 14th-ranked Zuzana Cerna of Baylor, 7-5, 7-6 to advance to the finals of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships and earn an automatic berth into the ITA National Indoor Championships … Was listed as high as No. 36 in the ITA national singles rankings (Feb. 21) and was ranked No. 119 in the June final ranking … Went 12-2 in doubles matches, including 5-0 in dual matches.

p r e v ious athleti c b a c k g r ou n d Trained at the Performance Center in Pretoria, South Africa … Was listed in the top three in South Africa from

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Lauren Little, Marquette................................ 6-4, 6-0 Elizabeth Carpenter, Wisconsin..........6-7, 6-2, 0-1 (5) Tiffany Welcher, Alabama..................6-3, 2-6, 0-1 (4) Emily Braid, Rice............................................. 6-1, 6-2 Kelsy Garland, Texas Tech............................... 6-2, 6-1 Wiveca Swarting, Nebraska................6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (7) Alex Liles, Pepperdine.................................... 7-5, 6-3 Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska.............5-7, 6-3, 0-1 (7) Kristen Reid, SMU.......................................... 6-3, 6-0 Karen Scida, UTSA................................... 6-0, 4-6, 3-6 Caroline Larsson, Texas.................................. 6-3, 6-0 Krista Damico, Texas.............................. 6-4, 1-6, 8-10

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Carpenter / Seyferth, Wiconsin............................. 8-3 Bigos / Welcher, Alabama..................................... 8-5 Calderon / G. Hush, Marquette............................. 8-4 Hadvigarova / Jagasova, Texas-Arlington.............. 8-3 Thongdach / Silfany, Boise State........................... 5-8 Dangond / Israel, Louisiana-Lafayette................... 9-7 Duncan / Mastromarino, TCU............................... 8-4 Falcon / Hedberg, LSU........................................... 3-8

DOUBLES (18-3) 12s to 18s and also was ranked in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Top 100 juniors through the summer of 2005 … Competed in the 2006 Junior Australian Open … Competed for South Africa at the 2006 Fed Cup, along with former A&M teammate Michelle Sammons … Also was a member of the 2008 South Africa Fed Cup team … In addition, was a two-time participant in the African Cup and also represented South Africa in numerous international competitions, including the 2005 ITF Mauritius International Junior Championships, which she won.

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Gomez / Cekic, Washington State......................... 8-1 Lee / Stewart, Harvard.......................................... 8-1 Rng / Swarting, Nebraska................................. 9-8 (3) Hickey / Loprinzi, Iowa State................................. 8-2 (#57) Ormond / Stanivuk, Baylor........................... 7-9 Svetlic / Weber, Missouri...................................... 8-5 Esposito / Jendrian, Colorado............................... 8-3 Cottin / Huljev, Kansas State................................. 8-1 Dorn / Hommell, Kansas....................................... 8-6 Mello / Zauft, Texas............................................... 8-2 Jackson / Potgieter, Texas Tech............................. 6-8 Davison / Larsson, Texas........................................ 8-6 (#49) Deason / Nguyen, Stanford.......................... 8-6

Potgieter & Davidson.................... 6-1

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W Kylie Moore, Marquette....................................... 6-0, 6-1 W Elizabeth Carpenter, Wisconsin............................ 7-6, 7-5 W Tiffany Welcher, Alabama.................................... 6-1, 6-3 W Susan Sullivan, Cornell......................................... 6-1, 7-5 W Stephanie Schnitter, Harvard............................... 7-5, 6-3 W (#125) Janet Kim, Yale........................................... 6-0, 7-5 L Molly Scott, Dartmouth....................................... 6-7, 3-6 W Leila Salek, Houston............................................. 7-5, 6-2 W Pavi Francis, SMU................................................. 6-2, 6-1 L Mariayeri Gutierrez, Lamar.................................. 4-6, 3-6 W Agnes Sibilski, Harvard......................................... 7-5, 6-3 L Lenka Hojckova, North Carolina State.................. 2-6, 5-7 L (#120) Megan Fudge, Illinois................................. 3-6, 4-6 W #1 (#98) Julie Chao, Rice............................................ 7-5, 6-1 L #1 (#8) Megan Falcon, LSU........................................ 3-6, 1-6 L #1 (#66) Nina Munch-Soegaard, TCU......................... 2-6, 5-7 L #1 (#23) Elena Gantcheva, UNLV............................... 4-6, 3-6 L #1 (#86) Liset Brito, Florida International......7-6 (3), 2-6, 1-6 W #1 (#11) Melanie Gloria, Fresno State....................... 6-1, 6-4 W #1 Alexandra Hirsch, Wake Forest................6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-2 W #1 (#76) Kelley Hyndman, Georgia.......... 7-6 (5), 1-6, 1-0 (5) W #1 Iryna Tkachenko, Oklahoma State........................ 6-3, 7-5 W #1 Ana-Marie Constantinescu, . ......... 6-7 (11), 6-2, 1-0 (10)    Oklahoma L #1 (#38) Kelcy Tefft, Notre Dame............................... 3-6, 0-6 W #1 (#96) Imke Reimers, Nebraska.............................. 6-4, 6-4 W #1 Erin Karonis, Iowa State....................................... 6-0, 6-1 L #1 (#24) Zuzana Zemenova, Baylor..................... 6-3, 1-6, 2-6 W #1 Jessica Giuggioli, Missouri............................. 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 W #1 Monica Milewski, Colorado........................... 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 W #1 Viviana Yrureta, Kansas State............................... 7-5, 6-2 W #1 Magdalena Tokarczyk, Kansas.............................. 6-0, 6-3 L #1 (#61) Vanja Corovic, Texas............................. 4-6, 6-4, 3-6 W #1 Samantha van der Drift, Texas Tech..................... 6-3, 7-5 L #1 (#59) Vanja Corovic, Texas.................................... 5-7, 3-6 L #1 (#37) Venise Chan, Washington............................ 2-6, 1-6 L #1 (#3) Hilary Barte, Stanford.................................... 0-6, 2-6

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Bigos / Turaru, Alabama........................................ 8-3 Gutierrez / Martinez, Lamar.................................. 6-8 Brightly / Deluca, Texas-El Paso............................. 8-2 Jose-Andres / Roberts, Texas Tech........................ 8-6 Lancaster / Pringle, Texas...................................... 8-3 Dave / McCarthy, Illinois....................................... 8-5 Hirsch / Loeb, Wake Forest................................... 8-4

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accounting with a certificate in international business … Career ambition is to open an accounting firm called “Ze and Zelly” … Born March 15, 1988, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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2 0 0 7 - 0 8 ( sophomo r e ) Missed the first two matches of the season while competing for South Africa at the Fed Cup for the second time in her tennis career … An All-Big 12 selection in singles, was ranked No. 7 in the ITA Southwest Region and No. 101 in the final ITA national singles rankings after being ranked a career-high No. 75 on April 1 … Went 22-14 overall, including 13-10 in dual matches all played at the No. 1 line … Recorded four wins against ranked opponents in the spring, including a career-best 6-1, 6-4 victory over 11th-ranked Melanie Gloria of Fresno State on Feb. 24 … The win against Gloria marked the start of a five-match winning streak, Potgieter’s longest of the spring … Went 9-2 in Big 12 matches, finishing second in the league for most wins at the No. 1 line … Also finished second in the league for most wins at the No. 2 doubles line as she and partner Christi Liles went 7-2 … Potgieter, who as a freshman played in only five doubles matches during the spring season, went 10-2 in dual matches and 18-3 overall, including an 8-6 victory over No. 49 Whitney Deason and Jessica Nguyen of Stanford in the second round of the NCAAs … Opened her sophomore campaign by winning the singles title at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic and building a six-match winning streak during the fall season … Listed No. 85 in the ITA fall rankings, reached the Flight A semifinals at the Women’s College Tennis Invitational and advanced to the Round of 16 in the main draw of the ITA Southwest Regional … Finished the fall 9-4 in singles and 8-1 in doubles and ranked No. 17 in the ITA Southwest Region rankings released in December 2007.

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Sheri Olivier THE AGGIES

5-11 • Fr-Hs To p e k a , K a n . ( Wa s h b u r n R u ra l ) major: General Studies birthdate: September 30, 1989

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ad an impressive fall and will be pushing for a spot in the middle of the singles lineup and also could be a force in doubles … An aggressive baseliner, is most comfortable with her backhand but also has a dominating forehand … The lefty is not afraid to go for a winner from anywhere on the court … Has concentrated on making her serve more of a weapon … Has a tremendous work ethic and desire, as well as a strong presence on the court and could surprise a lot of people.

2 0 0 8 fall r esults Posted a 7-3 record in singles and went 6-5 in doubles … Made her collegiate debut by winning her first six singles matches, going undefeated at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic and advancing to the Flight III finals at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Women’s College Invitational … Pushed 34th-ranked Taylor Ormond to three sets at the ITA Southwest Regional before falling, 6-4, in the final set … Teamed with Christina Amo and went 3-1 after advancing to the Flight III doubles finals at the USTA/Billie Jean King NTC Championships.

p r e v ious athleti c b a c k g r ou n d A four-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net, has been ranked as high as No. 27 in the nation in doubles … Was the winner of the 2004 Texas Open Championships … Was ranked No. 2 in the Missouri Valley Section and No. 82 in the nation in 16s singles … Ranked No. 1 in doubles and reached the round of 16 at the National 16 Clay Courts in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles

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In fact, the bigger the person, the more she’ll be fired up to play. Just her absolute desire to be the best is a great trait for her to bring to this team. It is an everyday thing, and it is in everything she does. — Coach Bobby Kleinecke

The actress who I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Drew Berrymore...I love her!! People have told me that I look like: Kate Bosworth when she played in Blue Crush Favorite movie is: Wizard of Oz!!! When I was little, I dreamed I would be a: zoologist

Favorite Aggie tradition: Howdy!!! It makes me smile every time I hear someone say it. Few people know that I: have no cooking ability whatsoever. I can burn anything...I messed up on making rice crispy treats but I still love to try and cook.

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The person who has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: My parents because of all the support and encouragement they gave me. The accomplishment (athletic or non-athletic) that I am most proud of: Playing for Texas A&M

“ Sheri is not afraid of anybody.

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Robin Metzler, Marquette.....................6-4, 6-0 Katya Mirnova, Wisconsin.....................6-4, 6-3 Meritt Emery, Alabama............ 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (7) Chelsea Jones, Syracuse........................6-0, 6-2 Alexa Ely, Pennsylvania.........................6-4, 6-1 Katarina Reveche, Wake Forest.............6-4, 7-5 Lindsay Clark, Yale.................................5-7, 1-6 (#34) Taylor Ormond, Baylor..........6-2, 4-6, 4-6 Abby Liu, Texas......................................6-1, 6-0 Julie Mazinova, Louisiana-Lafayette......3-6, 5-7

I can’t imagine my life without: ice cream!!!! I love, love, love ice cream!!! One of the first things I would do with the money if I won $1 million: I’d take my grandma to Hawaii!!!! and then go shopping!!!

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Barringer / Mortlock, NC State....................8-4 Ely / Wong, Pennsylvania.............................8-2 Barnes / Dorr, lowa......................................8-5 Dushkina / Rabot, Purdue............................4-8

Olivier & Santacroce............. 2-2 W L W L

McCombs / Ring, Houston...........................8-3 Ormond / Stanivuk, Baylor...........................4-8 Braid / Shiva-Shankar, Rice...........................8-5 Joubert / Wilhelm, North Texas...................4-8

Olivier & Frank..................... 1-1 W L

Tunaru / Emery, Alabama............................8-6 R. Hush / Metzler, Marquette......................7-8

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Trgovich / Chupa, Wisconsin...................7-8 (4)

in 2006 … In 18s, was ranked No. 7 in singles in the Missouri Valley Section and No. 150 in the national rankings … Was the singles runner-up at both the Sweet 16 Missouri Valley Section tournament and at the Kansas State Tournament … Finished third with her dad in mixed open doubles at the 2007 USTA National Open Hard Court Championships in San Diego … Played her high school freshman year at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, and was the doubles district and regional champion and state quarterfinalist, posting a 44-1 record with partner Andee Johnson … Played two years on the varsity tennis

team at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kan. … Coach by Kevin Hedberg, helped lead the Junior Blue to a secondplace team finish in 2006.

P e r so n al Sheri Berryman Olivier is the daughter of Ken and Chery Olivier … Has a younger sister, Emily … Her father played tennis at UT Tyler and led the Patriots to their first national title in 1989 and finished with a final collegiate ranking of No. 1 in the nation in both singles and doubles … Her mother played tennis at East Texas State … Sheri began playing tennis when she was three

years old … Most memorable moment of tennis career was winning a bronze ball with her father in a mixed doubles national open in San Diego in 2007 … In addition to A&M, made official recruiting visits to Fresno State and St. Mary’s (Calif.) … Chose to sign with the Aggies because, “I loved all the girls and coaches. I loved the traditions the school has and how it is so much like family” … Also wanted to get back to Texas, where she was born and raised until moving to Kansas when she was 15 … Currently majoring in general studies but wants to be in the business school … Born September 30, 1989, in Tyler, Texas.

Lauren Santacroce “ Lauren is the best athlete on the

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n athletic and aggressive scrapper and fighter, uses her exceptional quickness to chase down many balls and dominate the backcourt … Relies on her athleticism to take control of the point and come up with the shots … Is a quick learner and made great strides during the fall, including a quarterfinal appearance at the ITA Regional … Is capable of playing several positions in both singles and doubles.

2 0 0 8 F all Results Went 7-4 in singles, including a straight-set victory against 125th-ranked Mariantonieta Gutierrez of Lamar in the ITA Southwest Regional round of 32 … Went on to reach the quarterfinals of the regional tournament … Posted a 6-5 mark in doubles … Played the majority of her doubles matches with Ashley Turpin and went 3-2.

p r e v ious athleti c b a c k g r ou n d A  two-time  Texas  high  school  state champion in mixed doubles with partner Johnathan Alexander … The pair went a combined 56-0 en route to capturing the 2007 and 2008 titles … Named the 2007 and 2008 All-Greater Houston Girls Tennis Player of the Year by the Houston Chronicle … Was a finalist for the Houston Athletic Committee’s 2008 Girls Tennis ScholarAthlete of the Year … On the junior circuit, advanced to the singles finals at the 2008 ITA Summer Collegiate Circuit in College Station and the 2007 Texas Open Championships in Girls’ 18 singles in Richardson …

THE AGGIES

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team. Speed and power are definitely part of her game. She hasn’t had a whole lot of experience nationwide in juniors, but she picks up things very fast and has already proved that she is going to be a person who is going to have to be reckoned with. She will definitely fight for a singles and doubles position. — Coach Bobby Kleinecke

lau r e n UP CLOSE The person who has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: my mom, for she has always supported me through tennis and has done everything possible to help me succeed Of all reality shows, I would most like to participate in: America’s Next Top Model When I was little, I dreamed I would be a: professional soccer player

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Favorite Aggie tradition: 12th Man

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Favorite professional sports team: Pittsburg Steelers I can’t imagine my life without: my camera or phone The best book I’ve ever read: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown After I graduate, I plan to: go to medical school My dream job is: to be a plastic surgeon

Reached the quarterfinals of the Girls’ 18 singles at the 2007 Arlington Tennis Center Super Championship … In Girls’ 16s, advanced to the finals at the 2005 Austin Super Championship Major Zone … A fourstar recruit by TennisRecruiting.net.

P e r so n al Lauren Christine Santacroce is the daughter of David and Rosanne Santacroce … Has a younger brother, Andrew … Began playing tennis when she was 12 … Most memorable moment of tennis career was coming back from 5-7, 0-5 (0-40) to win, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 at a match at the 2007 UIL

Elly Strother, Marquette........... 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (9) Jessica Seyferth, Wisconsin . ... 6-2, 5-7, 0-1 (8) Shelley Godvin, Alabama......... 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (8) Katarina Gajic, Boston College........ 6-7 (1), 3-6 Michael Tollerton, Army........................6-2, 6-3 Yulia Smirnova, Binghamton.................6-1, 6-3 Katarina Reveche, Wake Forest....6-3, 5-7, 8-10 Simone Tempelton, Texas Tech.............6-4, 6-1 #125 Mariantonieta Gutierrez, Lamar..6-1, 6-2 Gaby Mastromarino, TCU...............6-7, 6-0, 6-3 Taylor Ormond, Baylor..........................2-6, 1-6

Dou b les ( 6 - 5 ) State Championship...In addition to A&M, made official recruiting visits to Texas and Texas Tech … Chose to play for the Aggies because of the “many traditions, the respected engineering program, the amazing coaches and staff, the feeling that A&M tennis could help my game improve tremendously, and most importantly the great group of girls on the team” … Hobbies including scrapbooking and dance … Majoring in biomedical engineering, career ambition is to become a plastic surgeon with her practice located in Palm Springs, Calif … Born March 11, 1990, in Houston, Texas.

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Wilson / Strother, Marquette.......................8-2 Slatnick / Zhang, Rutgers.............................8-4 Gajic / Sullivan, Boston College....................4-8 Herzberg / Mansur, Brown...........................3-8 Delaney / Mabatah, Boston College............8-4

Santacroce & Olivier............. 2-2 W L W L

McCombs / Ring, Houston...........................8-3 Ormond / Stanivuk, Baylor...........................4-8 Braid / Shiva-Shankar, Rice...........................8-5 Joubert / Wilhelm, North Texas...................4-8

Santacroce & Frank.............. 1-0 W

Mirnova / Markovic, Wisconsin...................8-6

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Ashley Turpin THE AGGIES

“ Ashley has tennis

A shle y ann tu r pi n 5 - 7 • f r - hs N e w B r a u n f e l s , Te x a s (New Braunfels) major: Communications birthdate: July 31, 1990

in her blood and has a knack for knowing where to put the ball and when. She just knows how to win. I really felt like she was playing her best tennis at the end of the fall, and I’m looking for her to have a great spring. We are counting on her.

Of all reality shows, I would most like to participate in: Ace of Cakes (on the Food Network) A song title that best describes my life: “Blessed” by Martina McBride The movie that I know practically every line to (and my favorite line from the movie) is: Dumb and Dumber (Austria! Well, then. G’day mate! Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie!) When I was little, I dreamed I would be a: storm chaser … I watched Twister a lot! ; )

Favorite Aggie tradition: 12th Man

— Coach Bobby Kleinecke

Favorite tennis player: Pete Sampras

I can’t imagine my life without: family My dream job is: interior designer

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p r e v ious athleti c b a c k g r ou n d A highly  accomplished  and  decorated player,  was  a  five-star  recruit  according to TennisRecruiting.net … Was the winner of the 2006 USTA Girls 16 National Open Singles Championship and the 2006 G16s Wilson Junior Championship … Was ranked No. 1 in Texas and in the top 15 national in 14s and 16s singles … Was a three-time AllAmerican by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation (2005, 2006, 2008) and four-time MVP at New Braunfels High School … Reached the Texas high school state 4A finals in singles as a freshman in 2005 and was the UIL state champion in 2006 … Also was a two-time mixed doubles

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The person who has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: my father. He was there every step of the way and made everything possible for me to reach my goals. If I could change one rule in the sport of tennis, I would: include mixed doubles in college tennis

rom a highly successful and prominent tennis family, has grown up at the tennis courts … Is an extremely smart player, knows where to place the ball and how to win … Is a consistent grinder, forces her opponent to make the mistakes … Is dedicated to the game and is likely to be contending for a spot in the middle of the singles lineup to start the spring.

Led the Aggies in doubles victories with an 8-5 record … Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Southwest Regional with partner Christina Amo … The pair posted a 4-1 record overall in fall competition … Went 7-6 in singles, closed out the fall on a threematch winning streak … Reached the Flight V semifinals at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Championships.

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4A state champion, including in 2007 when she won the title with her brother, Rusty … Led the Unicorns to the state team finals in 2007 and the championship title in 2008 … Has garnered numerous sportsmanship accolades, including the 2005 USTA Texas Section Girls 16s Elite Player Sportsmanship Award, the 2006 SATA Super Champ Sportsmanship Award and the 2007 Maureen Connolly Brinker Sportsmanship Award … Also was the recipient of the 2006 Bill Talbert Sportsmanship Award, given at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Molden Family Sportsmanship Award presented at the G16s National Hard Courts … Is a threetime recipient of the Nancy Jeffettt Sportsmanship Award, presented at Super Champ tournaments … Named the 2003 and 2004 John Newcombe International Tennis Academy Most Outstanding Commuter and also received the 2006 John Newcombe Tennis Academy Most Outstanding Player Award.

P e r so n al Ashley Ann Turpin is the daughter of Mark and Kathy Turpin … Has two older sisters, Sarah and Shelley, as well as an older brother, Rusty, who plays tennis for the

W Gillian Hush, Marquette...................... 7-5, 6-3 L Aleksndra Markovic, ...............6-4, 5-7, 0-1 (6)    Wisconsin L Taylor Lindsey, Alabama...................... 4-6, 3-6 W Caitlin Baker, Rutgers........................... 6-1, 6-1 W Ruxandra Dumitescu, Cornell....... 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 L Lauren Ritz, Yale.................................. 3-6, 2-6 L Ryann Cutillo, Wake Forest......... 6-2, 4-6, 9-11 L Katariina Tuohimaa, TCU.........3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (3) W Rebekka Hanle, Rice............................ 6-3, 6-4 L Nicole Kantor, LSU............................... 2-6, 1-6 W Narine Kazarova, North Texas.............. 6-4, 6-4 W Ewa Szatkowska, Tulsa......................... 6-4, 6-2 W Ximena Fuentes, UTEP.......................... default

Dou b les ( 8 - 5 ) University of Tulsa … From a storied tennis family, her grandfather, Jack, is a member of the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame … He was an All-American at Rice University, where the stadium court bears his name … The family name also is associated with the new Turpin Tennis Stadium at SMU, where her father and uncle, Jeff Turpin, competed … Began playing tennis when she was four years old … Most memorable athletic moment is winning state in mixed doubles with her brother … Made her only official recruiting visit to Texas A&M … Signed with the Aggies “for the sense of family life. I feel at home here. No school has the support like A&M” … Hobbies include running, shopping, fashion and baking … Majoring in communications … Born July 31, 1990, in New Braunfels, Texas.

Turpin & Amo.....................4-1 W Curukovic / Posada, ....................................8-5    Northwestern State W Davison / Larsson, Texas..............................8-5 W Enica / Shazhko, Stephen F. Austin..............9-7 L Babanova / Munch-Soegaard, TCU..............1-8 W Szatkowska / Beaulieu, Tulsa.......................8-1

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Wilson / Strother, Marquette......................8-2 Slatnick / Zhang, Rutgers.............................8-4 Gajic / Sullivan, Boston College...................4-8 Herzberg / Mansur, Brown..........................3-8 Delaney / Mabatah, Boston College............8-4

Turpin & Davidson..............1-1 L Joubert / Wilhelm, North Texas...................6-8 W Deluca / Fuentes, UTEP...............................8-1

Turpin & Olivier..................0-1 L Trgovich / Chupa, Wisconsin.................. 7-8 (4)

Janelle Cuthbertson “ Even though Janelle wasn’t able to join the team until late January, she pro”

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late but highly touted addition to the team, is expected to make an immediate impact … Has a wealth of international experience and registered a 210 combined singles and doubles ranking in the International Tennis Federation junior rankings … Possesses an exceptional serve and has an aggressive style of play.

5 - 1 1 • f r - hs Perth, Australia (Schools of Isolated and Distance Education)

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A three-time Perth ITF doubles champion … Was the Darwin ITF Group 3 singles and doubles champion and the 2006 Wellington ITF doubles champion … A NT ITF Group 3 semifinalist, also advanced to the semifinals at the ITF Air South Pacific Open … Was ranked as high as 153 in the Under 18 ITF world rankings.

birthdate: September 3, 1990

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PERSONAL Janelle Ann Cuthbertson is the daughter of Alan and Anya Cuthbertson … Has an older brother, Marc … Began playing tennis when she was seven … Most memorable moment of junior career was playing in Australian Open Juniors … In addition to A&M, made official visits to Colorado, Indiana, Auburn and Oklahoma … Chose to sign with the Aggies because of the small town atmosphere, the comfort she felt around the coaches and team, as well as the A&M campus and facilities … Hobbies include surfing, being at the beach and music … Career ambition is to have a crack at a tour top-100 ranking … Major is currently undecided but is considering biology … Born September 3, 1990, in Perth, Australia.

The person(s) who has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: myself, with discipline and hard work; my parents for their support; my coaches for getting me fit. The best tennis player I have every played against: Alize Cornet (France) and Casey Dellacqua (Australia), both top 100.

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vides a big boost to our lineup. She has what I would classify as a world-class serve as well as a world-class backhand, and I’m eager to see where she will compete for us in both singles and doubles. She has an athletic build and is a determined, driven competitor. — Coach Bobby Kleinecke

What I like most about the sport of tennis: the passion, competition and excitement Of all the reality shows, I would most like to participate in: Big Brother If I could compete in the Olympics in a sport other than tennis, I would want to compete in: swimming Favorite quote: What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger Favorite tennis player: Novak Djokovic Favorite professional sports team: Manchester United Favorite TV show: Prison Break After I graduate, I plan to: play the Tour

Since the A&M Athletic Department began competition in women’s sports in 1974, the department has continually strived to maintain excellence in all 11 women’s varsity scholarship sports.

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he primary support organization for women’s athletics is the Maroon Club. It has seen continual increase in the membership and boasts its enthusiastic moral support through the promotion of women’s sports.

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ll of the Maroon Club funds are directed to events that are specifically designed to increase fan support and attendance. These popular events include special invitations to pre- and post-game receptions, chartered buses to away contests, priority parking privileges, monthly coaches luncheons, and a variety of other special benefits.

Texas A&M Athletic Department

Maroon Club

P. O. Box 30017 College Station, TX 77842-3017 979-846-3024 • email: maroonclub@athletics.tamu.edu

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Bobby Kleinecke

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exas A&M women’s tennis coach Bobby Kleinecke enters his 24th season at the helm of the Aggies, and the results keep getting better as he continues to build upon the program’s winning foundation, which he set forth in 1986.

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he program has taken monumental strides under Kleinecke’s leadership, particularly in the last nine seasons. A&M has made nine consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament, advancing to at least the second round in seven of those appearances. In addition, A&M has won two Big 12 Conference championships — the Big 12 regular-season crown in 2003 and the Big 12 Tournament title in 2004 — and continues to finish in the upper echelons in the conference standings, including five runner-up finishes. Furthermore, the Aggies have twice set school records for total victories in the last nine years, including in 2004 when A&M went 24-8 after advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since the tournament field was expanded to 64 teams. In addition, Kleinecke’s teams have tallied 20 or more victories and been ranked in the final Top 25 Poll in five of the last nine years. Last season Kleinecke proved his coaching prowess once again. After graduating A&M’s top two all-time career leaders in both singles and doubles following the 2007 campaign, Kleinecke took a young Aggie squad, which included a sophomore who played No. 1 singles and three freshmen starters, to a third-place finish in the Big 12, the NCAA second round and a 17-9 record.

KLEINECKE’s Major accomplishments • • • • •

Birthdate................... July 16, 1956, in Galveston, Texas Marital Status............Married to the former Erin Carey Children......................James (26), Elizabeth (22) and Christine (16) High School................O’Connell High School, Galveston, Texas College Education   1978........................B.S. in Secondary Ed.,     West Texas A&M University

T e nnis C a r e e r   1974-78..................West Texas A&M University

World Team Tennis Collegiate National Champions, 1999 Winningest Coach in A&M History Four-Time Conference Coach of the Year Two-Time Wilson / TCCA Coach of the Year Coached 4 All-Americans, 53 Conference Champions, and 66 All-Conference Selections in the Big 12 and SWC

• 2006 West Texas A&M Hall of Champions inductee Kleinecke’s 2007 team captured a conferencerecord six individual Big 12 champion titles — including all three doubles titles — and ranked No. 25 in the final poll after advancing to the NCAA second round for a fifth consecutive year. The Aggies, who finished with a 21-7 overall record, went 9-2 in the competitive Big 12, one win away from tying Baylor and Texas for the conference regular-season title. A&M was represented in the NCAA individual championships for a sixth consecutive year in 2007 as Tiffany Clifford and Sarah Foster received a second consecutive automatic berth in doubles, and Anna Lubinsky, the ITA Southwest Region Senior of the Year, made a repeat appearance in singles. The accomplishments have continued to mount over the years in spite of Kleinecke playing an extremely competitive and challenging national schedule every year. In 2006, Kleinecke lost a key player just prior to the start of the spring season, and the squad opened 5-8. Five of the losses — including matches against No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 13 Georgia Tech and No. 13 Kentucky — were 4-3 setbacks. The team improved by playing the talented competition, and players soon began to be on

p l ay ing H ono r s   1975, 77, 78............Missouri Valley Conference Singles Champion   1975, 76..................Missouri Valley Conference Doubles Champion   2006........................West Texas A&M Hall of Champions inductee

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1978-79..................Head Coach, Corsicana High School 1979-81..................Head Coach, Amarillo High School 1981-85..................Head Coach, Bryan High School 1985-Present..........Head Coach, Texas A&M University   Record:  374-242 (.607)

               

1986.........Southwest Conference Coach of the Year 1986.........Wilson / TCCA Coach of the Year 1996.........Southwest Conference Coach of the Year 1996.........Wilson / TCCA Coach of the Year 2002.........Wilson / ITA Coach of the Year SW Region 2003.........Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year 2004.........Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year 2008.........USTA/ITA Community Outreach Award - SW Region

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the winning side of the scoreboard as they settled into their new positions. The Aggies went 11-4 to close out the season, finishing tied for second in the Big 12 and advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament. In addition, Lubinsky was invited to play in the NCAA Singles Championship and advanced to the round of 32. Clifford and Foster, the 2006 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship and became only the second Aggie doubles team to win a match at the postseason tournament. The numbers don’t tell the incredible turnaround Kleinecke’s squad made in 2005 to qualify for their sixth straight NCAA tournament berth. The youth-laden and injury-ridden team began its challenging schedule 2-8, including five losses to top-15 opponents. Kleinecke tweaked the lineup upon one player’s return from knee surgery, and, despite still needing all three freshmen on the court, the Aggies finished out the season going 14-5

The Kleinecke Family: Standing (l-r): Candice and James Kleinecke, Matt and Elizabeth Kopil and Christine Kleinecke Seated: Coach Bobby Kleinecke and wife Erin with grandchildren Landon Kleinecke and Kadielyn Kopil.

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after advancing to the second round of the NCAAs. In addition, senior Helga Vieira received an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championships and knocked off two top-20 opponents to earn All-America honors. In 2004, Kleinecke picked up his 300th career victory, defeating Nebraska in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament en route to A&M’s first conference tournament championship title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. The Aggies were awarded a No. 12 seed in the NCAA 64-team field and were selected to host first- and second-round matches. A&M defeated both Southern and SMU to advance to the Sweet 16. The Aggies, who were ranked a season-high No. 13, then fell to No. 7 Clemson in Athens, Ga., and tied for No. 16 in the final rankings.

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he winningest coach in school history, Kleinecke directed the Aggies to their first Big 12 regular-season championship in 2003 despite losing five letterwinners from the previous season in which the Aggies had set a school record with 23 wins. Kleinecke’s coaching peers have taken        notice of A&M’s success, voting him the Year W - 2002 Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year. In 2003 1986 19 - and 2004, Kleinecke earned Big 12 Coach 1987   9 - of the Year honors. 1988 18 - Kleinecke, a four-time conference 1989 17 - coach of the year, has led his teams to three 1990 12 - team conference titles and 18 top-three 1991   9 - finishes in the competitive Southwest and 1992   8 - Big 12 conferences. Fourteen of his teams 1993 11 - 1994 15 - have qualified for the NCAA Champion1995 12 - ships — including 12 of the last 13 — and 1996 20 - 18 have been ranked in the final national 1997   19 - poll, including nine top-25 finishes. 1998 18 - Kleinecke-coached teams have pro1999 14 - duced four All-Americans, 53 Southwest 2000 16 - and Big 12 Conference individual cham2001 20 - pionship titles, 66 all-conference singles 2002 23 - and doubles citations and 20 individual 2003 20 - 2004 24 - NCAA qualifiers.

the second time and once again reached the NCAA Championships. With his schedules annually weighted with many of the nation’s top-rated teams, Kleinecke has posted a career dual match record of 374-242 in 23 seasons. Kleinecke compiled a 54-29 record (.650) in Southwest Conference matches and has posted a 105-27 (.795) ledger in Big 12 regular-season action. A member of the ITA Southwest Regional Committee and the ITA Operating Committee, Kleinecke has always emphasized the idea of team play and has instilled that same concept in his players. “A team of individuals isn’t going to be successful on a national scale or even at the conference level,” Kleinecke said. “Being able to rally together is the key to a team’s success, and there is nothing like watching a group of individuals come together and work through the setbacks and then see the looks on their faces after reaching their goals.” Kleinecke also was successful as a player. He and his partner, Doug Rodwell, won & four consecutive TCIL state doubles titles Conference while compiling a 149-7 mark at O’Connell W - L Pct. Finish Regionals NCAAs High School in Galveston, Texas. 1st Round 6 - 2 .750 1st    — On the collegiate level, Kleinecke won th 3 - 5 .375 8    —    — five Missouri Valley Conference titles at 6 - 2 .750 3rd    —    — West Texas State (now West Texas A&M) — 1st Round 6 - 2 .750 2nd    — three in singles and two in doubles — un6 - 2 .750 3rd    —    — der the tutelage of David Kent, who retired 4 - 4 .500 T - 4th    —    — in 1996 after 18 seasons as the head coach 3 - 4 .429 T - 5th    —    — of the Texas A&M men’s tennis program. 5 - 2 .714 3rd    —    — 5 - 2 .714 3rd    —    — Kleinecke was inducted into the West Texas 5 - 2 .714 T - 2nd    —    — A&M Hall of Champions in 2006. Finals    — 5 - 2 .714 T - 2nd “Coach Kent and Vince Stiglich, my Semifinals    — 9 - 2 .818 T - 2nd high school coach, have both influenced th st 1 Round    — 7 - 4 .636 T - 4 my coaching philosophy,” Kleinecke said. 8 - 3 .727 T - 3rd    —    — “They both emphasized the idea of putting 2nd Round    — 9 - 2 .818 T - 2nd the team first and stressed the spirit and 1st Round    — 9 - 2 .818 T - 2nd support that comes from being a part of 1st Round    — 9 - 2 .818 T - 2nd a team effort. That’s the same approach I 2nd Round    — 9 - 2 .818 T - 1st    — Sweet Sixteen 10 - 1 .909 2nd take toward the sport.”

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leinecke moved into the college coaching 2006 2007 ranks in the 1985-86 school year, taking 2008 over a middle-of-the-pack Aggie team. He Totals took the helm of a program that had posted two sixth-place finishes and a third-place finish in the SWC over the preceding three seasons. In his inaugural season at Texas A&M, Kleinecke was named SWC Coach of the Year after his squad compiled a 19-8 overall record and won the school’s first conference championship in women’s tennis. With the victory, the Aggies also made their first-ever appearance in the then 16-team NCAA Championships. The Aggies returned to the NCAAs in 1989, but it was in the late 1990s when Kleinecke’s teams began to consistently rewrite the Aggie record book. The squad posted the best record in school history in 1996 as the Aggies went 20-6 after advancing to the NCAA Regional finals. In 1997, the inaugural season of the Big 12, Kleinecke’s team was in first place until the final week. The Aggies posted the second best record in school annals with a 19-6 mark, and once again advanced to the NCAA Regionals.

Overall     L Pct. 8 .704 19 .321 9 .667 11 .607 16 .429 16 .360 14 .364 13 .458 9 .625 12 .500 6 .769 6 .760 11 .621 9 .609 11 .593 6 .769 6 .793 11 .645 8 .750 16 - 13 .552 16 - 12 .571 21 - 7 .750 17 - 9 .654 374 - 242 .607

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shattered the school record for wins. In addition, A&M tied for second in the conference standings, advanced to the finals of the Big 12 tournament for

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In 1998, the Aggies advanced to the semifinals of the postseason conference tournament for the sixth consecutive season and earned their third straight berth in the NCAA Regionals. In 1999, Kleinecke’s Aggies finished tied for third in the Big 12 and after hosting the conference tournament, the Aggies fell just short of qualifying for their fourth straight NCAA Championships. The 2000 Aggies tied for second in the Big 12 regular season and progressed to the semifinals of the postseason conference tournament. They qualified for the NCAA Regionals where they advanced to the second round. In 2001, Kleinecke’s Aggies tied for third in the conference regular season and advanced to the semifinals of the postseason conference tournament. For the fifth time in six years, they were selected for the NCAA Championships. Kleinecke was recognized as the ITA Southwest Region Coach of the Year in 2002 as the Aggies

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leinecke began his coaching career on the high school level. He made stops at Corsicana, Amarillo and Bryan. In seven years at the high school level, Kleinecke compiled a 126-44 record with his teams being ranked in the state top 20 five of those years and won seven district championships. When the position of women’s tennis coach opened at A&M prior to the start of the 1985-86 season, Kleinecke was clearly the leading candidate for the job. He had been associated with Texas A&M’s summer tennis program since 1981, serving as assistant director to Kent, and had established his reputation on a state-wide basis while serving as vice president of the Texas Tennis Coaches Association.

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Galveston, Texas, native, Kleinecke received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from West Texas A&M. He and his wife, Erin, have three children — James, Elizabeth and Christine — and two grandchildren, Landon and Kadielyn. In his spare time, Kleinecke enjoys golfing, boating, fishing and family weekend get-aways.

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hen head coach Bobby Kleinecke was searching for an assistant coach in the fall of 2007, he didn’t have to look long and far to find the right person for the job. He hired Mark Weaver, a former standout on the Texas A&M men’s tennis team and a volunteer assistant coach for the women’s team.

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Name......................... Mark William Weaver Birthdate................... August 4, 1972 Birthplace:................. Shreveport, La. High School............... Caddo Parish Magnet College Education   1995........................B.S. in Psychology, Texas A&M University

T e nnis C a r e e r   1990-1994..............Texas A&M University

a nationwide search, “After I realized that one of our

own was the best fit for the job,” Kleinecke said. “Mark knew the team through his volunteer assistant role, has a love for A&M that is unmatched, and is one of the most successful players in A&M history. These attributes made him a perfect addition to our program.” Weaver, a four-year letterwinner and starter at A&M from 1990-94 under former coach David Kent, completed his illustrious Aggie career with a .805 winning percentage in doubles, which still stands as the A&M all-time record. Weaver, who posted a 66-16 doubles record, also went 65-31 (.677) in singles during his career. “I’m excited to be back to A&M,” Weaver said upon his hiring. “I remember as a player knowing that I wanted to be a college coach some day; not just any college coach, but a college coach at A&M. I felt it was time to pursue that goal, and there is not a better place to start.” Weaver had stayed connected to A&M tennis following his days as a student-athlete, serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the women’s team for six seasons, including 2003 and 2004 when A&M won a Big 12 regular season title and a Big 12 tournament title. “Serving as a volunteer assistant and being back on the collegiate scene reminded me why I wanted to be a college coach,” Weaver said. “The experience got my competitive spirit going again.” Weaver capped his stellar A&M playing career by winning the 1994 Southwest Conference No. 1 doubles title with partner Bernardo Martinez and helping lead the Aggies to their

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first Southwest Conference championship, tying Texas and TCU for the league title. A&M went on to go 23-4 (.852) and record the winningest season in school history in terms of winning percentage. Weaver finished the season ranked No. 14 in doubles and No. 30 in singles after advancing to the NCAA doubles and singles championships for the second consecutive year. As a junior, the Shreveport, La., native was the 1993 SWC No. 1 singles champion and was voted the Southwest Conference Co-Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association. In his inaugural season, Weaver was tabbed the Southwest Region Rookie Player of the Year after compiling a 34-12 singles record and teaming with Scott Phillips to win the SWC No. 3 doubles title. Weaver graduated from A&M in May 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He then

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C oaching C a r e e r   1999-2007..............Private Coach; Texas A&M Volunteer Assistant Coach   2007-Present..........Assistant Coach, Texas A&M University

spent four years playing on the Futures and Challengers circuits and won 10 doubles championships. Weaver served as a senior staff manager and director of tennis at Briarcrest Country Club in Bryan, Texas, from January 1999 to June 2006. He was responsible for organizing tournaments and social events and conducting private and group lessons, as well as operating the tennis shop. Weaver went completely into private coaching in 2006, and one of his protégés, Austin Klores, became a four-time high school state champion and was ranked as high as No. 1 in the USTA Boys 18’s. During his spare time, Weaver enjoys going to the movies, playing basketball, and working out in the gym, as well as spending time with his parents and close friends.

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Director of tennis operations, 3 rd season evin O’Shea is in his third year as director of tennis operations for the Texas A & M men’s and women’s tennis programs.

’Shea oversees summer camps and the construction of the proposed indoor tennis facility on campus. He also is responsible for the day-to-day operations for both programs including fundraising, travel, purchasing, public relations and programming for future events to be held at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. “Kevin is a valuable asset for Texas A&M with his extensive background and experience working for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Texas Section,” Aggie head women’s tennis coach Bobby Kleinecke said. “His knowledge of the sport and his network of people in the tennis industry will aid in the continued growth of Texas A&M Tennis for years to come.” Prior to his appointment at A&M, O’Shea spent nine and a half years with the USTA in Austin, Texas. He most recently served as director of competitive tennis in which he helped total participation in the state grow

from 88,779 to 119,057. Under his direction, the number of tournaments doubled from 150 to 300. O’Shea first joined the USTA Texas Section as the multicultural participation and junior team tennis coordinator in 1997. He was later promoted to USA Team tennis coordinator from 1998-2002, where he grew team tennis participation from 7,400 players to over 20,000. O’Shea is a certified USTA High Performance Coach and a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Certified Professional 1 Coach. He was named Capital Area Tennis Association (CATA) and Austin Chronicle Junior Coach of the Year in 1996. O’Shea was also selected as an AAU Junior Olympics Gold Medal Coach in 1995. A former student-athlete, O’Shea was a four-year men’s tennis standout at St. Edward’s University in

Austin. There, he was a two-time Heart of Texas Academic All-Conference selection and Dean’s List student. O’Shea graduated from his alma mater in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He and his wife, Lisa, are the proud parents of three sons, Sullivan (9), Desmond (7) and Paxton (3).

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onty Gibson is in his ninth year as a member of the Texas A&M strength and conditioning staff, having been promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2003.

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n addition to working with the women’s tennis team, Gibson is responsible for the strength and conditioning program for the Aggie men’s tennis team and the men’s and women’s diving teams and serves as the camp director of the Texas A&M Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp. He also has worked with the men’s and women’s track and field teams and assisted with football. Gibson served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2002-03 after serving as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach from 2000-02.

Prior to joining the A&M staff, Gibson was an elementary physical education teacher at Crockett Elementary in Bryan, Texas, from 2000-02. He served as the athletic coordinator at Stephen F. Austin Middle School in Bryan from 1999-2000, where he coached football, basketball and track and supervised off-season training. From 1994-99, Gibson worked for the Fort Stockton (Texas) Independent School District, where he was a varsity football defensive line coach, a head swimming and diving coach, an assistant track coach and a freshman football coach.

Gibson is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and also is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The San Angelo, Texas, native also is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and is in his second year as chairman of the Sports Science Committee for the USTA Texas Section. A graduate of Angelo State University with a bachelor of science degree in biology and life-earth sciences in 1993, Gibson earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Texas A&M in 2003. Gibson and his wife, Leah, have three sons: Garrison (13), Chase (9) and Kyle (7).).

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Amy Bragg director of performance nutrition, 6 th season

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my Bragg, one of the first registered and licensed dieticians to work fulltime in Division I athletics, is beginning her sixth year as director of performance nutrition for the Texas A & M athletic department.

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ragg provides nutritional programming for A&M’s student-athletes. Passionate about utilizing the environment to teach student-athletes about nutrition, Bragg views eating at team meals and choosing recovery foods after team workouts as hands-on educational opportunities. Nutrition services offered to student-athletes range from grocery shopping tours and cooking demonstration classes to team meetings and one-on-one counseling for performance enhancement. Bragg also plans training table, travel and pregame meals and works closely with the coaching, strength and conditioning and athletic training staffs, recommending ways to help maximize the student-athletes’ health and performance. The highly respected Bragg is one of only 110 registered dietitians in the United States to have earned the Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) credential developed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency

of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). CSSDs apply sports nutrition science to fueling fitness, sport and athletic performance for college, professional and Olympic athletes worldwide. In 2007, Bragg was honored as the Big 12 Sports Nutritionist of the Year and also was appointed assistant director of Sports Dietetics-USA (SD-USA), whose 500-plus members focus on sports nutrition issues, educating sports dietetics professionals and advancing sports dietetics as a career specialty. Born and raised in Pittsburg, Texas, Bragg received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Texas in 1995 and a bachelor of science degree in human nutrition and foods from the University of Houston in 2000. Following her graduation from Houston, Bragg served as a nutrition coach and consultant in the Houston area. She has advised more than 6,000 athletes and others on how to improve their athletic performance and general health by controlling their weight and increasing muscle mass, strength and stamina.

In addition to her work as a consultant to numerous athletes, Bragg served as an author for “Ask the Sports Nutritionist” for Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine’s website and served as a speaker at high school “Junior Days,” recommending ways that prospective college athletes could improve their health through diet. She also worked at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital as a clinical dietitian. Bragg is an active member of the ADA and American College Sports Medicine (ACSM). She has been a part of two practice groups of the ADA regarding sports, cardiovascular and wellness dietitians and the nutrition entrepreneurs. Bragg, whose hobbies include cooking, biking and reading, is married to Bobby Bragg. They are the proud parents of daughter Rebecca Mallory Bragg, born January 18, 2005.

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 he has produced numerous nationally award-winning publications, including the 1993 Texas A&M Softball Media Guide, the 2004 Texas A&M Women’s Tennis Media Guide and the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2005 Texas A&M Volleyball Media Guides, which were recognized as “Best in the Nation” and/or “Best Cover” by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Darrah, who was named the 2005 Central Region Volleyball Sports Information Director of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, has been a primary media contact at numerous NCAA volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis postseason events. She

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also has served as a media contact at prestigious international competitions, including the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey, and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1999, Darrah handled media relations for USA Softball at the Junior World Championship in Taipei, Taiwan, and also assisted USA Softball and the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Darrah served as an official scorer at the 1998 Women’s Softball College World Series and also was a member of the softball press team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In addition, Darrah was a press officer at the ’93, ’94 and ’95 U.S. Olympic Festivals, covering a variety of sports including tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, shooting and athletics.

Prior to coming to A&M, Darrah spent one year as an assistant media relations director at the Southwest Conference office in Dallas. She was responsible for the publicity of men’s and women’s tennis, swimming and diving, and women’s volleyball. She also coordinated the selection of the GTE/SWC academic honor teams and the SWC male and female athletes of the year. In addition, Darrah assisted with media operations at the 1989 NCAA Volleyball Championship, the 1990 Mobil Cotton Bowl, the 1990 Midwest Regional men’s basketball tournament and the 1989-91 SWC postseason basketball tournaments. Darrah, a 1985 graduate of the University of TexasArlington with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, is a member of CoSIDA, Football Writer’s Association of America and the Texas Sports Writers Association.

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ay Martin is in her 10th year as a member of the Texas A & M University athletic training staff. A nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainer, she is responsible for the prevention and care of injuries for the Aggies’ women’s tennis team and the women’s soccer team.

 orn in New York City and raised in Springfield, Vermont, Martin earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training from George Mason University in 1994. Martin received a master of arts degree in physical education/athletic training from Western Michigan in 1995. After completing her studies, Martin served one year as an assistant athletic trainer at Merced Junior

College in Merced, Calif., and worked with the 12 men’s and women’s sponsored sports. In 1996, Martin was named assistant athletic trainer at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas. She assisted with all 15 boys’ and girls’ sports until she accepted her current position at A&M in August 1999. Martin is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Southwestern Athletic Trainers’ Associa-

tion, the Brazos Valley Athletic Trainers’ Society (BVATS) and the Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association. She also volunteers at the Brazos Valley Animal Shelter. Martin’s hobbies include reading, speluncking, traveling, motorcycle riding and hiking.

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oses Vakalahi is in his second year with the Texas A & M athletic department’s Center for Academic Services. A member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, Vakalahi serves as the scholastic supervisor for the women’s soccer team and men’s and women’s tennis teams.

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 efore receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing in 2006 from Texas A&M University, Vakalahi took a few years off to serve a full-time LDS humanitarian aid church mission in Zimbabwe, Africa. Prior to his mission, Vakalahi was an offensive lineman for the Aggies from 1997-2000 under former

football coach R.C. Slocum and was a member of the memorable 1998 Big 12 Championship Team. Born Nov. 8, 1978, in San Mateo, Calif., Vakalahi graduated from Euless Trinity High School where he earned All-American and all-state honors in football and track & field. A native of the “friendly islands” of Tonga, he is married to the former Mata Tukuafu, who

was an all-conference basketball player at Weber State University. The couple has two children, Moses (3) and Meleya (2).

Trey Alford

Dr. J.P. Bramhall

Chris Clark

Glen Johnson

Matt Kee

Kali Utsey

Dr. Richard Smith

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Director of Sports Medicine

Student Manager

Chief Photographer

Physical Therapist

Student Athletic Trainer

Team Physician

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ill Byrne is in his sixth year of Building Champions as Director of Athletics at Texas A&M University. With more than 25 years experience as a Division I athletic director, Byrne has impressive credentials and a track record for producing champions on and off the field.

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ince arriving in Aggieland in December of 2002, the Aggies have won 23 Big 12 Conference Championships in 10 different sports and captured four team national championships in equestrian. The 23 championships won by the Aggies from January 2003 through the end of the 2008 season rank second in the league. In fact, no Big 12 member school surpassed the 15 conference championships won by the Aggies during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons combined. In the prestigious Director’s Cup all-sport rankings, Byrne has guided A&M to its three highest finishes in school history. The Aggies’ best finish was 12th in 2007-08. Under Byrne’s leadership, the department has made significant upgrades in facilities and increased revenue opportunities, while remaining focused on winning on the playing field and in the classroom. Byrne manages an athletic budget in excess of $70 million for the 2008-09 year. During his tenure at A&M, he has overseen the construction or renovation of approximately $60 million in athletic facilities. Byrne teamed with the 12th Man Foundation, the institution’s primary fundraising organization for athletics, to develop a comprehensive master plan for A&M’s athletic facilities. Together, they secured several major gifts for the second phase of A&M’s Championship Vision Capital Campaign. Citing the need for an indoor football facility and an indoor track and field stadium, Byrne ensured the multi-purpose $36 million McFerrin Athletic Center became a reality in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The complex boasts two full sized football fields, a stateof-the-art hydraulic track capable of hosting national championships, a Magic Carpet system, and seating for 5,000 spectators. At the same time, Byrne recognized the need for a basketball practice facility which would allow the basketball teams to each have their own practice courts, locker

Byrne’s Road to Aggieland 2002-pres......Texas A&M (athletic director) 1992-2002.....Nebraska (athletic director) 1984-92.........Oregon (athletic director) 1983-84.........Oregon (associate athletic director) 1980-82.........San Diego State (assistant athletic director) 1976-79.........New Mexico (executive director of Lobo Club) 1971-76.........Idaho State (director of alumni relations)

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rooms, a weight room, an athletic training room, and offices under the same roof. In the fall of 2008, the $23 million Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball opened its doors as part of an expansion to Reed Arena. Known as one of the most innovative and influential leaders in terms of marketing, Byrne has made an impressive impact in marketing Aggie Athletics. In January of 2006, A&M awarded the school’s athletic multimedia marketing rights for 10 years to a joint venture of Learfield Communications, ISP Sports, and FSN

di r e cto r s of ath l e tics (1895-1949, various committees)

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Joe Utay

1934-47

Homer Norton

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J. W. Rollins

1947-49

Bill Charmichael

1949-54

Barlow Irvin

1954-57

Paul W. Bryant

1957-62

Jim Myers

1962-65

Hank Foldberg

1965-68

Barlow Irvin

1968-72

Gene Stallings

1972-78

Emory Bellard

1978-81

Marvin Tate

1981-82

Wally Groff

1982-88

Jackie Sherrill

1988-93

John David Crow

1993-02

Wally Groff

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Southwest – known collectively as Texas A&M Sports Properties. The agreement is one of the top multimedia rights contracts in the country and provides significant income for A&M athletics throughout the length of the agreement. The forward-thinking Byrne tabbed the guaranteed revenue from the Learfield agreement to finance the department’s ambitious video screen and ribbon board expansion project which included Kyle Field, Reed Arena, and a portable video screen mounted on a 53-foot 18-wheeler. The video screens are operated by 12th Man Productions, nationally recognized as one of the finest in-house video production programs in America. Success on the field, coupled with a focus on the school’s in-game marketing, helped boost attendance across the board resulting in increased season ticket revenue. Under Byrne’s leadership, season ticket sales in football have increased 13 percent since 2003. Season ticket sales for men’s and women’s basketball have more than doubled since 2003 – men’s basketball has grown by 107 percent and women’s basketball by an impressive 199 percent. Increased attendance at home contests has also been aided by the creation of a fan rewards program

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athletic facilities and earned the nickname, for frequent attendance. The 12th Man Team “Bill the Builder.” Rewards Program is a fan-loyalty program Byrne established a full-time marketing which allows A&M’s Athletic Department to and promotions operation which formed thank their most dedicated fans’ continued the Oregon Sports Network for statewide, support and attendance at the school’s in-house production of Ducks games on telehome athletic events. Upon its inception vision and radio. He also spearheaded the six years ago, attendance records at A&M formation of Oregon’s first Hall of Champions were immediately shattered.  To date, each and Hall of Fame, which was later dedicated sport offered at A&M has set at least one in his honor. new school attendance record.  Byrne began his collegiate career as While at A&M, Byrne has hired nine the director of alumni relations at his alma head coaches in eight sports. Eight of his mater, Idaho State, and then served as hires have achieved postseason competition executive director of the New Mexico Lobo within their first two seasons. Club from 1976-79. He was the assistant Student-athletes at A&M have continathletic director for external operations at ued to excel in the classroom during Byrne’s San Diego State from 1980-82. tenure. In the 2007 spring commencement ceremonies, a record number of 116 Throughout his career, Byrne has been student-athletes earned their degrees. Acarecognized with the highest awards an athletdemics continues to be a priority within the ics administrator can receive. Among his many Athletic Department. In the 2007 calendar accolades, honors include the U.S. Sports year, 225 student-athletes completed their Academy 2007 Carl Maddox Sports Managedegrees and another 240 earned diplomas ment Award; the 2002 winner of the National in 2008. Football Foundation John L. Toner Award; Byrne came to A&M after serving the 1999 Central Region National Association as the Athletic Director at the University of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) of Nebraska from 1992-2002. Under his Director of the Year; president of NACDA in watch, the Cornhuskers won an impres1991-92; and the National Athletic Fundraisers Byrne honored over 400 student-athletes for their sive 83 Big 12 and Big Eight Conference Association Fundraiser of the Year in 1985. academic achievements at the 18th-annual CHAMPS championships. Byrne’s 48 Big 12 titles Byrne is a 1967 graduate of Idaho State Awards Banquet at The Zone Club in Kyle Field. ranked second in the league during his University, where he also served as student tenure at Nebraska. The Huskers also won body president. He earned an MBA in 1971. appointed one of the youngest athletic directors in the 10 national championships, including three in football Byrne’s wife of more than 40 years is Dr. Marilyn country in May of 1984. and two in women’s volleyball. Together, Byrne’s Kent Byrne, who has expertise in leadership developUnder his watch, the Ducks captured 16 Pac 10 teams compiled an extremely impressive string of nine ment, team building, and executive coaching. The Conference championships and four national championstraight top 25 finishes in the Director’s Cup Division Byrnes have two sons – Bill III and Greg. Bill is a vice ships in track and field and cross country. I-A standings. president of Visa USA in San Francisco, and Greg is the It was at Oregon where Byrne first earned the Nine of the 15 head coaches hired by Byrne director of athletics at Mississippi State University. Greg reputation for outstanding hiring practices. He also reached NCAA postseason play during their first three and his wife Regina live in Starkville, Miss., with their made major changes to the landscape of Oregon’s years. sons Nicholas and Davis. At the same time, Byrne succeeded in putting the Huskers’ finances in the black while increasing the annual athletic budget threefold. A noted fundraiser, he led a $36 million football improvement project for Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium. He also completed an agreement to share a $30 million baseball and softball complex with the city of Lincoln. In total, he oversaw numerous facility upgrades valued at more than $100 million. In 1993, the innovative Byrne added big screens to Memorial Stadium, the first college stadium to unilton Overton is in his seventh year at Texas dertake such a project. HuskerVision quickly became A & M and his sixth year as an associate the model for all collegiate programs for big screen athletic director. and in-house television production. A primary tool to promote and market all of the Nebraska athletic programs, HuskerVision generated significant sponsorship  n addition to managing all technologicaI aspects of the athletic departrevenue for the department as well as improving fan  ment, Overton also serves as the athletic administrator responsible for enjoyment and atmosphere at games. overseeing the women’s and men’s tennis, softball, and soccer programs. Meanwhile, Husker student-athletes excelled in He also manages the athletic department’s computerized mail and inventhe classroom, and 109 were named CoSIDA Academic tory systems. All-Americans. Overton, who came to A&M in May 2002, served as the assistant In 1996, the Big Eight and Southwest Conferences athletic director for academics and associate director for the Center for combined forces to form the Big 12. Byrne played a Athletic Academic Services prior to his promotion to his current position pivotal role in the formation of what has become one in September 2003. of the nation’s powerhouse conferences. Overton earned master’s degrees in both human relations and education and a bachelor’s degree in sociology Byrne’s first role as athletic director was at the from the University of Oklahoma, where he also was a four-year starting offensive lineman for the Sooner football University of Oregon from 1984-1992. Byrne arrived team from 1991-1995. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education/administration from Oklahoma. in Eugene, Oregon in late 1982, where he served 18 A native of Fort Worth, Overton and his wife, Eunice, have two sons, Micaiah Alexander (7) and Lebbeus months as an associate athletic director, before being Thomas (3).

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Dr. Elsa A. Murano

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r. Elsa A. Murano is the 23rd President of Texas A & M University. Taking office on Jan. 3, 2008, at age 48, she is the first woman and first Hispanic-American to lead the oldest public institution of higher learning in Texas — now one of the largest teaching and research universities in the nation.

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r. Murano worked her way up the academic ranksteaching and research-and into administration from an unconventional beginning. At the age of 2, her family departed from Havana, Cuba, when Fidel Castro came into power. After living in several Latin American countries, she and her family settled in Miami when she was 14 years old. At that time, she only knew Spanish, a language in which she is still fluent, but quickly mastered English and launched an educational career that carried her through the doctoral ranks. “Someday in the future, if I write a book, it will be called Only in America, because this great country has provided me so many opportunities, including the great honor of serving as President of Texas A&M University,” she is often quoted as saying.

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Her association with the universignificant growth in enrollment sity dates back to 1995, when she and enhancement of its teaching, joined the Texas A&M faculty as an research and service endeavors. In conjunction with her deanship, Dr. Associate Professor in the DepartMurano chaired a blue-ribbon task ment of Animal Science and Associforce to study ways for enhancing the ate Director of the Center for Food undergraduate experience at the UniSafety within the Institute for Food versity, which has ultimately become Science and Engineering. Dr. Murano known as “The Murano Report.” was named Director of the Center p r e si d e nts in 1997 and served in that position A noted expert on food safety, (Since 1944) until 2001. Also, she rose to the rank Dr. Murano was principal investigator of Professor and was named holder or co-principal investigator in research 1944-48 Gibb Gilchrist of the Sadie Hatfield Professorship projects totaling more than $8.7 mil1950-53 M.T. Harrington in Agriculture. lion during her professorial career, 1953-56 David H. Morgan initially at Iowa State University and Dr. Murano interrupted her Texas continuing at Texas A&M. She has been A&M service in 2001 when President 1956-57 D.W. Williams George W. Bush asked her to serve as widely published, as author or co1957-59 M.T. Harrington Under Secretary for Food Safety for the author of seven books, book chapters 1959-70 J. Earl Rudder U.S. Department of Agriculture, makor monographs, and scores of scholarly ing her the highest-ranking food papers, abstracts and related materials. 1970 A.R. Luedecke safety official in the U.S. governDr. Murano began her profes1970-77 Jack K. Williams ment. In leading the USDA Food sorial career in 1990 as an Assistant 1977-80 Jarvis E. Miller Safety and Inspection Service, Professor in the Department of she was responsible for an agenMicrobiology, Immunology and Pre1980-81 Charles H. Samson cy with a budget of approximateventative Medicine at Iowa State, 1981-88 Frank E. Vandiver ly $1 billion and about 10,000 the position she held prior to joining 1988-93 William H. Mobley employees, with the mission the Texas A&M faculty. She received of working to improve public a bachelor’s degree in biological sci1993-94 Dr. E. Dean Gage health through the application ences from Florida International Uni1994-02 Dr. Ray M. Bowen of science in policy decisions. versity, and earned both a master’s 2002-07 Dr. Robert M. Gates degree in anaerobic microbiology She returned to Aggieland and a doctorate in food science and in January 2005 as Vice Chan2008- Dr. Elsa A. Murano technology from Virginia Tech. cellor and Dean of Agriculture She is married to Dr. Peter S. and Life Sciences, joint posiMurano, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Scitions in which she served until being appointed ence and Director of Texas A&M’s Institute for Obesity President of Texas A&M. As Vice Chancellor and former Director of Texas AgriLife Research (formerResearch and Program Development. ly the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station), she At h l e tic C o u ncil B o a r d o f R e g e nts led a transformation of Bill Jones, Chairman. ........................... Austin agricultural programs Tom Adair �������������������� Physics Faculty Representative to the NCAA and four state agencies John D. White, Vice-Chairman............Houston and Big 12 Conference within The Texas A&M Ida Clement Steen . ....................San Antonio Thomas E. Wehrly �������Statistics University System to Morris E. Foster................................Houston Richard L. Carlson �������Geology & Geosciences the benefit of students, Lupe Fraga........................................ Houston peers and the agriculAnne McGowan ����������Accounting Dr. Richard Box................................... Austin tural community repreElena Castell-Perez ������Biological and Erle Nye............................................... Dallas sented in 254 counties Agricultural Engineering Gene Stallings............................... Powderly across Texas. Robert Strawser ����������Accounting James P. Wilson............................ Sugar Land While serving as Christine Townsend ����Recreation, Park Anthony Cullins...................... Student Regent Dean, the College of and Tourism Sciences Agriculture and Life List as of January 14, 2009 List as of June 19, 2008 Sciences experienced

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DEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE c o m p li a nc e st a ff (from left) Matt Callaway, Administrative Assistant Brad Barnes, Education Coordinator Susan Tatum, Monitoring Coordinator David Batson, Director of Compliance

Hotline at 1-800-638-3731 or go online at www.ncaa.org. Select the Academics and Athletes link, and then select the Eligibility and Recruiting link and then click on the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. Violations of NCAA rules during your recruitment may jeopardize your collegiate eligibility; therefore, you and your parents need to learn as much as possible about the recruitment process.

B E S T O F L U C K T O YOU A N D DO N ’ T F OR G E T, GIG ’EM AGGIES

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NCAA FYI For Prospective Student-Athletes institutions have decided that prospective studentathletes should be able to choose the university they attend without being influenced by gifts or other perks given by a university or its boosters. You (or your family) may not receive any benefit, inducement or arrangement such as cash, clothing, cars, improper expenses, transportation, gifts or loans to encourage you to sign a National Letter of Intent or to attend an NCAA school.

When do you become a prospective student-athlete?

When you start classes for the 9th grade. Before the 9th grade, you become a prospective student-athlete if the university provides you (or your relatives or friends) any financial aid or other benefits that the university does not provide to prospective students generally.

When do you become a recruited prospective student-athlete?

There are four ways:

1. A university provides you with an official (i.e., expense-paid) visit; 2. A university coach or booster* has an inperson, off-campus encounter with you or your parent(s) or legal guardian; 3. A university coach telephones you, your family or guardian for the purpose of recruitment on  more than one  occasion; or

Would you violate NCAA amateur rules if you enter into an agreement with an agent or a person who calls him/ herself something other than an agent (e.g., advisor) who is marketing your athletic ability?

4. A university issues you a National Letter of Intent or written offer of athletically related financial aid. *NOTE: At the Division I level, a representative of athletic interests (booster) may not solicit your enrollment in any manner (e.g., no phone calls, letters or in-person encounters).

Does the NCAA require you to achieve certain academic minimum standards to be initially eligible?

Yes, it does. To be immediately eligible at a Division I university, you must be a qualifier. To be a qualifier means that you graduated from high school with at least 16 core courses (i.e., college preparatory courses that your high school will maintain on a form called a 48-H), and a minimum GPA in those core courses as well as a corresponding ACT or SAT score on a national testing date. You must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse to learn if you are a qualifier. You will find information on the Clearinghouse if you visit the internet website described above.

Does the NCAA require you to have your amateur status certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse?

For students initially enrolling on or after Aug. 1, 2008, yes, the NCAA will require you to have your amateur status certified.

Yes, you would. It’s not permissible for a student-athlete to agree (orally or in writing) to be represented by or take benefits from an agent without jeopardizing NCAA eligibility. Please note that it does not matter what this person calls him/herself; if he or she is marketing your athletic ability, he or she is an agent.

When may university coaches begin corresponding (including text messaging) with you? Telephoning you? Personally contacting you? Provide you with an official visit to the university?

The answers to these questions vary from sport to sport, but you may find them all in the NCAA’s Guide for the College Bound Student at www.ncaa.org or by calling the NCAA at 1-800-638-3731.

When may you telephone a university coach or visit a university campus at your own expense?

You may telephone a university coach at your own expense or visit a university at your own expense (i.e., unofficial visit) at any age and as often as you choose.

May you and your family accept benefits from a university or its boosters?

Unless the university staffer or booster is a member of your family or has a “pre-existing relationship” (call us to find out what this means) with you or your family, no, you may not accept such benefits. NCAA member

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s a prospective student-athlete, you may have the athletic ability to play at the Division I level. If so, you may be exposed to a large amount of recruitment from various universities across the nation. Throughout the recruitment process, coaches may reference various NCAA rules and regulations. The rules are designed for various reasons, but the two primary reasons are to ease the pressures on the prospective student-athlete and to level the playing field from one university to another. During the recruiting process you may have some of the following questions: When and how often may I visit a university’s campus? How many times may a coach observe me in practice or a competition? When, where and how often may a coach telephone me? What academic credentials do I need to be eligible to play collegiate sports? All of these answers and more may be obtained from Texas A&M University or the NCAA by requesting the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. This guide may be provided to a prospective student-athlete at any time. The guide will discuss issues related to Division I, II and III, academic eligibility, financial aid, recruitment and many more. To receive the guide, simply request it from the Texas A&M coach who is recruiting you or call the NCAA

May a booster contact you, telephone you or write you?

Unless the university staffer or booster is a member of your family, no, athletic representatives (boosters) may not contact, telephone you or write you for the purpose of recruiting.

May you ask Texas A&M former students about Texas A&M athletics? About non-athletic aspects of Texas A&M?

You should not ask Texas A&M former students about Texas A&M athletics because NCAA rules prohibit former students or A&M boosters from discussing Texas A&M athletics with you or your parents/relatives. However, if you telephone or write former students about nonathletics aspects of Texas A&M (e.g., the business college), they may answer your questions.

May you attend an A&M Club luncheon or meeting?

Yes, but only under certain conditions. If the luncheon/ meeting is open to the general public, you may attend. Furthermore, you must pay for your own meal and transportation unless the A&M Club provides complimentary meals and transportation to all other guests on a basis unrelated to athletics (e.g., all high school seniors from the local community). An A&M Club may even invite you to attend a function, but the invitation may not be limited only to athletes; the invitation must be made available for non-athletic reasons (e.g., senior night, incoming A&M freshmen night, etc.) and must be sent in the same manner as for all other participating students. This same restriction will continue to apply after you sign a National Letter of Intent with Texas A&M. A Texas A&M signee must be treated the same as any other high school student. For example, you or any other prospects in attendance may not be singled out to be introduced, as this would be a violation of NCAA publicity legislation related to prospects.

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THE FOUNDATION

979-846-8892 • 12thmanfoundation.com • 888-TAM12TH In 1922, E. King Gill exchanged his street clothes for a uniform to help found one of the most extraordinary traditions in college athletics – Texas A&M’s 12th Man.

and basketball games, one of the finest sports magazines in the country, 12th Man Magazine, road-game travel arrangements, sports e-mail updates, bowl activities and more.

More than 80 years later, the organization that proudly bears the name of this storied tradition continues to stand tall in its support of all of Texas A&M’s athletic programs.

Just as E. King Gill, the original 12th Man, once came out of the stands to stand ready to help his team, our fans can still help our performances on the field by supporting the 12th Man Foundation. You won’t be asked to sweat it out on the fields or courts, but your tax-deductible financial support will propel the Aggies to greater heights.

The 12th Man Foundation is the sole fundraising organization for Texas A&M athletics, which are completely self-supporting and cannot receive state funds or public tax dollars. The 12th Man Foundation provides the funds for athletic scholarships A&M offers in 21 men’s and women’s sports. The Foundation also raises money for athletic facilities, academic tutoring for studentathletes and more. If you believe athletics are important at Texas A&M, it’s important for you to be a part of the 12th Man Foundation, which has become one of the most successful and well-respected fundraising organizations in all of college athletics. Donations over the last five decades have helped to propel A&M’s athletic programs from a regional existence into national prominence. And the 12th Man Foundation is committed to helping Texas A&M reach an elite status among the country’s college athletic programs. To do that, the continued growth of the 12th Man Foundation is essential. In the 1990s, the 12th Man Foundation’s donor base grew from 5,000 at the beginning of the decade to more than 23,000 by the end. And with Texas A&M now sporting one of the nation’s largest enrollments, the future has never been brighter for Texas A&M’s athletic department and the 12th Man Foundation. The number of former students and prospective donors to the Foundation is growing at a rate never before imaginable. In today’s highly competitive environment, it takes tremendous revenues to produce a top-flight athletic department. For as little as $150 annually, you can join fellow 12th Man donors to become the foundation of Texas A&M’s athletic success. The 12th Man Foundation also offers its donors a variety of benefits, including priority ticket options for football

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2008 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Jack Little ’60 Chair

Artie McFerrin ’65 Board Member

Jim Wilson ’81 Chair Elect

George Nelson ’64 Board Member

Randy Cain ’82 Past Chair

Britt Rice Board Member

Miles Marks ’79 President Ex-Officio Board Member

Rick Rickman ’70 Board Member

Bill Byrne Director of Athletics Ex-Officio Board Member Neal Adams ’68 Board Member Fred Caldwell ’82 Board Member

Daniel Sparks ’89 Board Member Scott Taylor ’69 Board Member Jeff Toole ’80 Board Member

Bob McClaren Board Member Jerry McFarland ’64 Board Member

Funding Scholarships, Programs and Facilities in Support of Championship Athletics

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track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. The conference is made up of 12 institutions that have shared many traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member schools include - Baylor University, University of Colorado, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University.

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 he Big 12 leads all conferences with five appearances in Bowl Championship Series title games. League squads have played for the football national championship five times in the last nine years with berths in 14 BCS games overall, including two in 2007. The Big 12 led all conferences with four teams ranked in the Top 10 in the final national polls a season ago, and an all-time high eight league players earned consensus All-America recognition in 2007, more than any other conference.

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 he Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. Big 12 student-athletes also do well in garnering national academic recognition. Sarah Pavan (Nebraska) was named Academic All-America of the Year in volleyball the past two seasons by ESPN The Magazine and

College Sports Information Directors of America with a 4.0 grade-point average in Biochemistry. In its history, the conference can boast of over 300 academic honorees, averaging more than 25 each season. The Big 12 can boast of other stories that combine on and off the field success. Patience Knight (Texas Tech) was the recipient of the Honda Inspiration Award in 2008. She was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in 2007, but rebounded to win AllAmerica honors at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Competitive excellence, scholarship and sportsmanship are all equal components of the Big 12 philosophy. All-Big 12 teams and Academic All-Big 12 squads are recognized for each

sport at the end of their respective seasons. At the end of each academic year, the Conference honors its top male and female student-athletes with the Big 12 Athlete of the Year and Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year awards. Institutions can also nominate student-athletes for the prestigious Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships at the end of each academic year. A total of 201 scholars have received over $1.2 million in postgraduate financial aid through the first 12 years of the program.

 he institutions created a league that encompasses seven states, over 45 million people and television households in 18 of the top 100 markets within its geographic footprint. The conference conducts championships for 20 of its 21 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition. The winner of the Big 12 football championship game earns the league’s berth into the prestigious Bowl Championship Series. In the last several years the Big 12 has increased its bowl agreements and expanded television opportunities for all sports through contracts with ABC/ESPN, FSN and CBS College Sports. Most recently, the league renewed and expanded its multi-year arrangement with ABC/ESPN, Inc. In its first 12 years, the Conference has distributed more than $1 billion to its 12 member institutions.

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 he Big 12 Conference has established a consistent level of national success on the field and in the classroom as it enters its 13th season in 2008-09. Since it began play in 1996-97, the Conference can boast 31 team crowns and over 385 individual NCAA Championships. The success continued during 2007-08 as Kansas captured the Big 12’s first national title in men’s basketball, while the league added 31 individual crowns. Over the past four seasons, a total of 12 NCAA trophies have been hoisted by Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one year for the Conference, including each of the past 11 seasons.

 he Big 12 staff administers to over 4,600 student-athletes in 21 sports. The conference is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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I O Wa state

Wednesday, April 15, 6 p.m., College Station, Texas

Sunday, April 5, 12 p.m., College Station, Texas

Saturday, March 28, 3:30 p.m., Ames, Iowa

Location: Waco, Texas Founded: 1845 Enrollment: 14,174 Nickname: Bears Colors: Green and Gold Conference: Big 12 Interim President: Dr. David Garland Director of Athletics: Ian McCaw Head Coach: Joey Scrivano Record at School (Yrs.): 132-44 (6) Career Record (Yrs.): 192-62 (9) Assistant Coach: Anousjka Van Exel Volunteer Coach: John Fairbault Facility: Baylor Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: Final Four 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 4th 2008 Overall Record: 32-3 2008 Conference Record (finish): 11-0 (1st) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 5 / 3 Tennis SID: Jon Brown Office Phone: (254) 710-4049 SID Fax: (254) 644-3458 SID Email: jonathan_brown@baylor.edu Website: www.BaylorBears.com

Location: Ames, Iowa Founded: 1858 Enrollment: 26,856 Nickname: Cyclones Colors: Cardinal and Gold Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. Gregory L. Geoffroy Director of Athletics: Jamie Pollard Head Coach: Armando Espinosa Record at School (Yrs.): First year Career Record (Yrs.): First year Assistant Coach: Chris Williams Facilities: Forker Courts; Ames Racquet & Fitness 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: not ranked 2008 Overall Record: 4-15 2008 Conference Record (finish): 0-12 (12th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 5 / 2 Tennis Office Phone: (515) 294-3418 Tennis SID: Erin Smith Office Phone: (515) 294-5778 Cell Phone: (515) 520-1341 SID Fax: (515) 294-0558 SID Email: resmith@iastate.edu Website: www.cyclones.com

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Sunday, April 19, 11 a.m., Lawrence, Kan.

Saturday, April 18, 12 p.m., Manhattan, Kan.

Saturday, April 4, 12 p.m., College Station, Texas

J ay h aw ks Location: Lawrence, Kan. Founded: 1866 Enrollment: 30,102 Nickname: Jayhawks Colors: Crimson and Blue Conference: Big 12 Chancellor: Dr. Robert Hemenway Director of Athletics: Lew Perkins Head Coach: Amy Hall-Holt Record at School (Yrs.): 39-74 (4) Career Record (Yrs.): 39-74 (4) Assistant Coach: German Dalmagro Facility: First Serve Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: not ranked 2008 Overall Record: 10-13 2008 Conference Record (finish): 5-6 (T-5th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 4 / 4 Tennis Office Phone: (785) 864-7909 Tennis SID: Emily Franzenburg Office Phone: (785) 864-7791 Cell Phone: (785) 312-4644 SID Fax: (785) 864-7944 SID Email: em1025@ku.edu Website: www.kuathletics.com

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Location: Boulder, Colo. Founded: 1876 Enrollment: 29,624 Nickname: Buffaloes (Buffs) Colors: Silver, Black, Gold Conference: Big 12 President: Bruce Benson Director of Athletics: Mike Bohn Head Coach: Nicole Kenneally Record at School (Yrs.): 103-97 (9) Career Record (Yrs.): 103-97 (9) Assistant Coach: TBA Facilities: South Campus Courts; Harvest House Indoor Courts 2008 NCAA Tournament: n/a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 57th 2008 Overall Record: 12-11 2008 Conference Record (finish) 8-3 (4th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 6 / 4 Tennis Office Phone: (303) 735-0443 Tennis SID: Andrew R. Green Office Phone: (303) 492-3812 Cell Phone: (720) 470-9780 SID Fax: (303) 492-3811 SID Email: andrew.green@colorado.edu Website: www.cubuffs.com

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Location: Manhattan, Kan. Founded: 1863 Enrollment: 23,332 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Purple and White Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. Jon Wefald Director of Athletics: Bob Krause Head Coach: Steve Bietau Record at School (Yrs.): 224-290 (24) Career Record (Yrs.): 224-290 (24) Assistant Coach: Olga Klimova Facility: Washburn Tennis Facility 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: not ranked 2008 Overall Record: 8-14 2008 Conference Record (finish): 3-8 (10th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 4 / 4 Tennis Office Phone: (785) 532-7198 Tennis SID: Randy Peterson Office Phone: (785) 532-7975 Cell Phone: (785) 587-7769 SID Fax: (785) 532-6093 SID Email: rspete12@ksu.edu Website: www.k-statesports.com

T i ge rs

Location: Columbia, Mo. Founded: 1839 Enrollment: 30,200 Nickname: Tigers Colors: Old Gold and Black Conference: Big 12 Chancellor: Brady Deaton Director of Athletics: Michael Alden Head Coach: Blake Starkey Record at School (Yrs.): 116-133-120 (11) Career Record (Yrs.): 116-133 (11) Assistant Coach: Helena Besovic Facility: Green Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: not ranked 2008 Overall Record: 10-13 2008 Conference Record (finish): 2--9 (11th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: not listed Tennis SID: Stephanie Thiel Office Phone: (573) 882-3241 SID Cell: (319) 415-0378 SID Fax: (573) 882-4720 SID Email: setc7d@mizzou.edu Website: www.mutigers.com

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Friday, March 27, 1 p.m., Lincoln, Neb.

Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m., College Station, Texas

Friday, March 20, 6 p.m., College Station, Texas

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Location: Norman, Okla. Founded: 1890 Enrollment: 29,931 Nickname: Sooners Colors: Crimson and Cream Conference: Big 12 President: David Boren Director of Athletics: Joe Castiglione Head Coach: David Mullins Record at School (Yrs.): First year Career Record (Yrs.): 97-20 Assistant Coach: Brook Connelly Facility: Headington Family Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: not ranked 2008 Overall Record: 11-12 2008 Conference Record (finish): 4-7 (T-8th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 4 / 4 Tennis Office Phone: (405) 325-8325 Tennis SID: Leslie Koch Office Phone: (405) 325-8368 Cell Phone: (918) 740-3577 SID Fax: (405) 325-7623 SID Email: lesali@ou.edu Website: www.soonersports.com

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Location: Stillwater, Okla. Founded: 1890 Enrollment: 31,800 Nickname: Cowgirls Colors: Orange and Black Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. David Schmidly Director of Athletics: Mike Holder Head Coach: Julius Lubicz-Majewski Record at School (Yrs.): 270-179 (19) Career Record (Yrs.): 270-179 (19) Facility: DeBois Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 66th 2008 Overall Record: 12-10 2008 Conference Record (finish): 5-6 (T-8th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: not listed Tennis Office Phone: (405) 774-7343 Tennis SID: Travis Tindell Office Phone: (405) 744-7714 Cell Phone: (405) 406-4570 SID Fax: (405) 744-77554 SID Email: travis.tindell@okstate.edu Website: www.okstate.com

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Saturday, March 7, 12 p.m., Austin, Texas

Thursday, March 12, 5 p.m., College Station, Texas

Friday, February 6, 6 p.m., College Station, Texas

Location: Austin, Texas Founded: 1883 Enrollment: 50,210 Nickname: Longhorns Colors: Burnt Orange and White Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. William Powers Director of Athletics: Christine Plonsky Head Coach: Patty Fendick-McCain Record at School (Yrs.): 54-29 (3) Career Record (Yrs.): 178-95 (11) Assistant Coach: Darija Klaic Facility: Penick-Allison Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: Round of 16 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 15th 2008 Overall Record: 20-7 2008 Conference Record (finish): 10-1 (2nd) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7 / 2 Tennis Office Phone: (512) 471-7568 Tennis SID: Travis Feldhaus Office Phone: (512) 232-9460 Cell Phone: (512) 848-8192 SID Fax: (512) 471-6040 SID Email: travis.feldhaus@athletics.utexas.edu Website: TexasSports.com

Location: Lubbock, Texas Founded: 1923 Enrollment: 29,000 Nickname: Lady Raiders Colors: Scarlet and Black Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. Guy Bailey Director of Athletics: Gerald Myers Head Coach: Todd Petty Record at School (Yrs.): First Year Career Record (Yrs.): First Year Assistant Coach: TBA Facility: McLeod Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: not ranked 2008 Overall Record: 14-14 2008 Conference Record (finish): 4-7 (T-8th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 7 / 1 Tennis Office Phone: (806) 742-3355 Tennis SID: Brandon Ireton Office Phone: (806) 742-2770 Cell Phone: (325) 998-0753 SID Fax: (806) 742-1970 SID Email: brandon.ireton@ttu.edu Website: www.texastech.com

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2009 OPPONENTS

Location: Lincoln, Neb. Founded: 1869 Enrollment: 22,000 Nickname: Cornhuskers, Huskers Colors: Scarlet and Cream Conference: Big 12 Chancellor: Harvey S. Perlman, J.D. Director of Athletics: Tom Osborne Head Coach: Scott Jacobson Record at School (Yrs.): 227-157 (17) Career Record (Yrs.): 227-157 (17) Assistant Coach: Hayden Perez Facility: NU Varsity Courts, Nebaska Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: not ranked 2008 Overall Record: 16-7 2008 Conference Record (finish): 5-6 (7th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 8 / 1 Tennis Office Phone: (402) 472-9430 Tennis SID: Tyler DeBoer Office Phone: (402) 472-2263 Cell Phone: (402) 432-7599 SID Fax: (402) 472-2005 SID Email: tdeboer@huskers.com Website: www.huskers.com

S o o n e rs

Location: Auburn, Ala. Founded: 1856 Enrollment: 24,137 Nickname: Tigers Colors: Burnt Orange and Navy Blue Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. Jay Gogue Director of Athletics: Jay Jacobs Head Coach: Tim Gray Record at School (Yrs.): not listed Career Record (Yrs.): not listed Assistant Coach: Christine Franek Gray Facility: Yarbrough Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: Second Round 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 28th 2008 Overall Record: 15-10 2008 Confernece Record (finish): 5-6 (T-7th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 7 / 1 Tennis SID: Amanda Dahl Office Phone: (334) 844-9900 SID Fax: (334) 844-9807 nonSID Email: acd0010@auburn.edu conference Website: .www.auburntigers.com

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T i ge rs

Saturday, January 24, 1 p.m., College Station, Texas

Saturday, February 21, 1 p.m. (EST), Durham, N. C.

Sunday, February 8, 1 p.m., College Station, Texas

Location: Denver, Colo. Founded: 1864 Enrollment: 11,328 Nickname: Pioneers Colors: Crimson and Gold Conference: Sun Belt Chancellor: Robert D. Coombe Director of Athletics: Peg Bradley-Doppes Head Coach: Amy Jensen Record at School (Yrs.): 14-9 Career Record (Yrs.): 14-9 Assistant Coach: Karen Clark Facility: Stapleton Tennis Pavilion; Monaco Athletic Club 2008 NCAA Tournament: Second Round 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 29th 2008 Overall Record: 23-3 2008 Conference Record (finish): 5-0 (1st) Tennis SID: Erich Bacher Office Phone: (303) 871-2390 Cell Phone: (720) 318-5538 nonconference SID Fax: (303) 8171-3890 SID Email: Erich.Bacher@du.edu Website: www.DenverPioneers.com

Location: Durham, N. C. Founded: 1838 Trinity College Enrollment: 6,247 Nickname: Blue Devils Colors: Royal Blue and White Conference: Atlantic Coast President: Dr. Richard H. Brodhead Director of Athletics: Kevin White Head Coach: Jamie Ashworth Record at School (Yrs.): 261-64 (12) Assistant Coach: Kelly McCain-Parker Facility: Ambler Tennis Stadium, Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: Round of 16 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 9th 2008 Overall Record: 20-5 2008 Conference Record (finish): 9-2 (2nd) Tennis SID: Meredith Rieder Office Phone: (919) 684-3328 Cell Phone: (919) 8112-6741 nonSID Fax: (919) 684-2489 conference SID Email: mrieder@duaa.duke.edu Website: www.goduke.com

Location: Baton Rouge, La. Founded: 1860 Enrollment: 25, 896 Nickname: Lady Tigers or Fighting Tigers Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. John V. Lombardi Director of Athletics: Joe Alleva Head Coach: Tony Minnis Record at School (Yrs.): 239-182 (17) Career Record (Yrs.): 239-182 (17) Assistant Coach: Lisa Jackson Facility: W. T. “Dub” Robinson Tennis Stadium 2008 NCAA Tournament: Second Round 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 27th 2008 Overall Record: 15-10 2008 Conference Record (finish): 6-5 (T-5th, 2nd-West) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 8 / 2 Tennis SID: Jake Terry nonconference Office Phone: (225) 578-8226 Cell Phone: (225) 603-5910 SID Fax: (225) 578-1861 SID Email: jterry9@lsu.edu Website: www.LSUsports.net

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Spartans

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Thursday, April 9, 3 p.m. (EST), Ann Arbor, Mich.

Sunday, February 1, TBD, Los Angeles, Calif.

Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. (EST), Notre Dame, Ind.

Wolverines Location: Ann Arbor, Mich. Founded: 1817 Enrollment: 26,038 Nickname: Wolverines Colors: Maize and Blue Conference: Big Ten President: Mary Sue Coleman Director of Athletics: William C. Martin Head Coach: Ronni Bernstein Record at School (Yrs.): 19-6 (1) Career Record (Yrs.): 184-77 (11) Assistant Coach: Teryn Ashley Facility: Preston Robert Tisch Building, William Clay Ford Outdoor Courts 2008 NCAA Tournament: Second Round 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 19th 2008 Overall Record: 19-6 2008 Conference Record (finish): 9-1 (2nd) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: not listed Tennis SID: Marc Ressler nonOffice Phone: (734) 763-4423 conference SID Fax: (734) 647-1188 SID Email: marc.r.ressler@gmail.com Website: www.mgoblue.com

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Location: East Landsing, Mich. Founded: 1855 Enrollment: 45,520 Nickname: Spartans Colors: Green and White Conference: Big Ten President: Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon Director of Athletics: Mark Hollis Head Coach: Simon Jardim Record at School (Yrs.): first year Facility: MSU Indoor Tennis Facility, MSU Outdoor Tennis Courts 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 62nd 2008 Overall Record: 12-13 2008 Conference Record (finish): 3-7 (T-6th) Tennis SID: Vince Baker Office Phone: (517) 355-2271 SID Fax: (517) 353-9636 SID Email: bakervin@msu.edu nonWebsite: www.msuspartans.com

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Location: Notre Dame, Ind. Founded: 1842 Enrollment: 11,479 Nickname: Fighting Irish Colors: Gold and Blue Conference: BIG EAST President: Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C Director of Athletics: Jack Swarbrick Head Coach: Jay Louderback Record at School (Yrs.): 359-161 (19) Career Record (Yrs.): 563-339 (29) Assistant Coach: Julia Scaringe Facility: Courtney Tennis Center/ Eck Tennis Pavilion 2008 NCAA Tournament: Second Round 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 20th 2008 Overall Record: 22-9 2008 BIG EAST Championship: 1st Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 7 / 2 Tennis SID: Stephanie Fischer Office Phone: (574) 631-1762 nonCell Phone: (574) 340-2851 conference SID Fax: (574) 631-7941 SID Email: sfischer@nd.edu Website: www.und.com

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Saturday, January 31, 8:30 a.m. (PST), Los Angeles, Calif.

Friday, February, 27, 6 p.m., College Station, Texas

Thursday, March 5, 6 p.m., College Station, Texas

Gaels

Location: Tampa, Fla. Founded: 1956 Enrollment: 18,728 Nickname: Bulls Colors: Green and Gold Conference: Big East President: Judy Genshaft Director of Athletics: Doug Woolard Head Coach: Agustin Moreno Record at School (Yrs.): not available Career Record (Yrs.): not available Assistant Coach: Luisa Obando Facility: USF Varsity Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: First Round 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 41st 2008 Overall Record: 13-5 2008 Conference Record (finish): 0-2 Tennis SID: Brad Borghetti Office Phone: (813) 974-4029 SID Fax: (813) 974-4028 SID Email: bborghetti@admin.usf.edu Website: www.gousfbulls.com

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Location: Fort Worth, Texas Founded: 1873 Enrollment: 8,668 Nickname: Horned Frogs Colors: Purple and White Conference: Mountain West Chancellor: Dr. Victor Boschini Director of Athletics: Dr. Daniel Morrison, Jr. Head Coach: Jefferson Hammond Record at School (Yrs.): 37-17 (2) Career Record (Yrs.): 37-17 (2) Assistant Coach: Colin Foster Facility: Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center 2008 NCAA Tournament: First Round 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 26th 2008 Overall Record: 20-6 2008 Conference Record (finish): 10-1 (1st) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 7 / 3 nonTennis SID: Jaime Handy conference Office Phone: (817) 257-5379 SID Fax: (817) 343-2525 SID Email: j.handy@tcu.edu Website: www.GoFrogs.com

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Sunday, February 1, TBD, Los Angeles, Calif.

Sunday, February 22, 12 p.m. (EST), Winston Salem, N. C.

Location: Los Angeles, Calif. Founded: 1880 Enrollment: 33,500 Nickname: Trojans, Women of Troy Colors: Red and Gold Conference: Pac-10 President: Steven B. Sample Director of Athletics: Mike Garrett Head Coach: Richard Gallien Record at School (Yrs.): 235-104 (13) Career Record (Yrs.): 297-128 (16) Assistant Coach: West Nott Facility: Marks Stadium 2008 NCAA Tournament: Round of 16 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 11th 2008 Overall Record: 19-8 2008 Conference Record (finish): 5-3 (4th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: not listed Tennis SID: Darcy Couch Office Phone: (213)740-3808 nonSID Fax: (213) 740-7584 conference SID Email: dcouch@usc.edu Website: www.usctrojans.com

Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. Founded: 1834 Enrollment: 4,412 Nickname: Demon Deacons Colors: Old Gold and Black Conference: Atlantic Coast President: Nathan O. Hatch Director of Athletics: Ron Wellman Head Coach: Chad Skorupka Record at School (Yrs.): 27-32 (3) Career Record (Yrs.): 95-56 (8) Assistant Coach: Jon Stokke Facility: Leighton Stadium 2008 NCAA Tournament: First Round 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 42nd 2008 Overall Record: 15-6 2008 Conference Record (finish): 4-7 (9th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 7 / 1 Tennis SID: Kathryn Hamlett Office Phone: (336) 758-4120 nonSID Fax: (336) 758-5140 conference SID Email: hamletkd@wfu.edu Website: www.WakeForestSports.com

Championships 13th Annual Thursday-Sunday, April 23 - 26 Norman, Okla. Headington Family Tennis Center Oklahoma University, Host

2009 OPPONENTS

Location: Moraga, Calif. Founded: 1863 Enrollment: 3,916 Nickname: Gaels Colors: Navy, Red and Silver Conference: West Coast President: Brother Ronald Gallagher Director of Athletics: Mark Orr Head Coach: Lisa Alipaz Record at School (Yrs.): not available Assistant Coach: Katharina Winterhalter Facility: Timothy Korth Tennis Complex 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 59th 2008 NCAA Tournament: n / a 2008 Overall Record: 16-7 2008 Conference Record (finish): 7-2 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: not listed Tennis SID: Mandy Bible nonOffice Phone: (925) 631-8562 conference SID Cell: (925) 878-1601 SID Fax: (925) 631-4405 SID Email: abible@stmarys-ca.edu Website: www.smcgaels.com

tcu

2008 Team Champion: Baylor Contact: Bonnie Ryan Office Phone: (469) 524-1000 Email: bryan@big12sports.com Website: www.big12sports.com

NCAA

Championships 28th Annual Thursday-Monday, May 14 - 25 George P. Mitchell Tennis Center College Station, Texas Texas A &M University, Host First and Second Rounds (16) Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, campus sites Championship Rounds: Texas A&M University 2008 Team Champion: UCLA 2008 Doubles Champions: Tracey Lin and Riza Zalameda, UCLA 2008 Individual Champion: Amanda McDowell, Georgia Tech

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he Aggies eagerly accepted and responded to the challenges and found themselves not only advancing to the NCAA Championships for a ninth consecutive year, but also making a sixth straight appearance in the second round. A&M, which had received an at-large berth to the postseason tournament after finishing third in the Big 12 Conference with a 9-2 record, finished 17-9 overall and listed No. 31 in the final national rankings. “I was very pleased and proud of the team for what they accomplished,” A&M head coach Bobby Kleinecke said. “After losing not only three seniors from the year before, but three years with the number of wins and the accomplishments that they had, and then you put on top of that the new freshmen and returners having to step up to different positions. The fact that we still stayed in there, skirted right around the top 25 and finished up at No. 31 and got to the second round of the NCAAs, I thought the team really accomplished a lot. People did step up, and that was crucial.”

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leinecke welcomed back five players from the 2007 squad that ranked No. 25 in the final national poll, finished 21-7 and came within one win of claiming a share of the Big 12 Conference title. Gone were Nicki Mechem and Anna Lubinsky, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the A&M career records in both singles and doubles victories, as well as Sarah Foster, who reinforced a team spirit and determination and earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Doubles Championships in each of her two years at A&M. “There was a ton of uncertainty,” Kleinecke said. “I knew going in that we were going to have a young team, but I had no idea what to expect as far as how we were going to handle that challenge.” Seniors A n n a B l ag o da rova, Tiffany Clifford and Marisa Druss provided an experienced foundation. In addition, sophomore Elzé Potgieter would be key as she moved up to the No. 1 position after seeing action at the No. 2 through No. 4 lines as a freshman.

Kleinecke also added four new players. Freshmen Stephanie Davidson and Christi Liles competed in the fall, and sophomore transfer Christina Amo and freshman Morgan Frank joined the team at the start of spring drills in January.

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he Aggies began the season with two easy 7-0 sweeps against both Texas State and Houston despite playing without Potgieter, who was representing South Africa at the Fed Cup. “We started out with a couple of home matches that gave us the opportunity to play some different people,” Kleinecke said. “It turned out that Elzé was at the Fed Cup, so that worked out perfect for us. Everyone got to play even higher than they normally would.” The schedule immediately got more challenging as A&M’s next six matches were on the road against teams all ranked in the top 75 in the nation. Potgieter returned to the No. 1 line and notched the clinching point in a 4-3 victory at No. 74 Rice. The 27th-ranked Aggies then battled non-conference rival and 24th-

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ranked LSU in Baton Rouge. The match lasted more than four hours and was much closer than the 6-1 score indicated. “I knew we had a tough away schedule, but we jumped right in,” Kleinecke said. “In some ways LSU might have been the best outing that we had all year. I knew they felt that with us losing the three seniors that this was their year. I was very proud of going to another hostile environment and being able to come away with a 6-1 win.” A&M suffered its first loss of the season at TCU, which was much better than its No. 36 ranking. The Aggies dropped a 4-3 decision after falling in the last match standing. The Aggies then went on their toughest road trip of the season, heading to Las Vegas to take on No. 36 UNLV, No. 32 Florida International and No. 14 Fresno State. A&M rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat UNLV, 4-3, and hand the Rebels their first loss of the season. It was the Aggies, however, who let a 3-0 lead slip away in the ensuing match, as FIU won the final four singles matches, including three that were decided in three sets. Potgieter picked up the biggest win of her career against Fresno State as she defeated 11th-ranked Melanie Gloria in straight sets. It marked the start of a five-match winning streak for Potgieter, who moved to 2-4. Liles also got a ranked win, defeating No. 98 Renata Kucerkova in three sets, but those would be the only points A&M would register in the 5-2 loss to the Bulldogs. “We had a lot of close matches,” Kleinecke said, “and when you step back and look at the big picture, that is not surprising because of the youth and people playing different positions. We had holes to fill, and some days we might not have been as consistent, but in every match we learned a ton as a team, even in the loss to Fresno. Elzé had been taking her lumps, and the Fresno match was where she made that step. Everything kind of fell into place then, and the team walked away like, ‘that team might be a top 15 team, but we are in here. We have a shot at these.’ That was a great, great outing for them.”

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&M got its final tune-up for Big 12 play with a pair of home matches. The Aggies got a convincing 6-1 victory against No. 19 Wake Forest, marking the Aggies’ highest ranked win of the season. A & M, which jumped six spots to No. 26, then hosted No. 6 Georgia. Potgieter earned the only point for A&M in a 6-1 loss to the Bulldogs, defeating No. 76 Kelley Hyndman, 10-5, in a super tiebreaker. “Everything kind of fell into place as far as the strength of schedule continuing to get harder and harder,” Kleinecke said. “We were ranked quite a bit lower than Wake Forest and Georgia, and to come away with the 6-1 win against Wake Forest, that match along with the LSU outing, was the best of the season.”

A&M began league play by sweeping injury-riddled Oklahoma State and defeating Oklahoma, 6-1, both on the road. The Aggies returned home to host No. 24 Notre Dame in A&M’s final non-conference match of the regular season. The Aggies were swept in doubles, which proved to be the difference in the match. Notre Dame held a 3-1 lead before Frank and Liles evened the score at 3-3 with wins against ranked opponents. In the determining last match standing, Brook Buck held off Blagodarova, 6-3, in the third set to clinch the win for the Irish.

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concluded conference play with a 6-1 victory at Texas Tech. Although A&M lost the doubles point for the first time in Big 12 play, Davidson and Frank completed a stellar undefeated doubles season to capture the Big 12 No. 3 doubles title. In addition, Frank completed a 10-1 singles season to win the Big 12 No. 5 title, while Blagodarova captured a Big 12 singles title by winning the leagues’ No. 3 line. A&M, the national leader in average attendance and host of the Big 12 Championships, was the No. 3 seed and drew Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals. A&M recorded a 4-1 victory against the Cowgirls, setting up a rematch with No. 2 seed and 20th-ranked

team than our ranking, but we didn’t get to play the right teams with the rankings at the right times of the year. Sometimes you have to be a little bit lucky.”

T

Sophomore

he Aggies were sent Elzé Potgieter to Stanford, where received All-Big they would face No. 12 honors in 38 Washington in the singles and was first round. No. 31 A&M listed No. 101 in defeated the Huskies, the final national 4-1, to advance and singles rankings. face No. 4 seed and Pac 10-chamion Stanford, which had won five of the last seven national titles. The doubles point against the Cardinal was a battle. Stanford won at the No. 1 line, but Potgieter and Liles defeated 49th-ranked Whitney Deason and Jessica Nguyen, 8-6, at the No. 2 line. At the No. 3 line, Frank and Davidson rallied from three games down to tie Celia Durkin and Carolyn McVeigh at 6-all, but the Stanford duo eventually won 7-2 in the tiebreaker to clinch the doubles point. “Losing that doubles point kind of popped a bubble and left a void in the singles,” Kleinecke said.

“Had we been able to get that point, we would have been putting the pressure on Stanford, which they are not used to having. They might come out and be fine with it, but I would have liked to have seen that.” Stanford took a 2-0 lead before Blagodarova put the Aggies on the board with a straight-set win at the No. 3 line. It was the 100th singles victory of her career, but it would be the only point for the Aggies as the three seniors closed out their four-year careers. “Those seniors bought into what our legacy has been and what we are trying to do here with A&M tennis,” Kleinecke said. “They felt that in their heart, and they worked that way and played that way and tried to show the young people to think that way. That was probably the biggest legacy that they are going to have is passing along that kind of pride in the program.”

T

he duo of Blagodarova and Clifford ranked No. 51 in the final national doubles rankings, and each received All-Big 12 accolades for doubles. Blagodarova, the recipient of the team’s Aggie Heart Award, ranked third in the A&M career records with 100 singles victories and tied with Clifford for fourth place in doubles with 93 career wins. Potgieter earned All-Big 12 honors in singles and was listed No. 101 in the final national singles rankings. She also was named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team along with Druss, while Clifford was named to the second team. Frank, who tied Liles for the team lead with 19 singles wins in dual matches only, set an A&M record with an .875 winning percentage in doubles with a 21-3 record. With 53 total victories, Davidson and Liles shared the P.D. Gandy Award, presented to the A&M player with the most singles and doubles victories in tournament and dual matches combined. “There was a point in the season that if you went and looked at where a lot of our wins were coming from, they were coming from the freshmen,” Kleinecke said. “Christi had an excellent year. When you look at what she accomplished over the year, she came in and did more than what we were expecting. “We knew right away that Morgan hated to lose, and she was going to come away with a lot of wins. She had only seven singles and doubles losses the entire spring, and with Morgan and Stephanie at No. 3 doubles, we won that nearly every time. “Stephanie worked her way into the singles lineup, and at the end of the year, she was the person that we were all counting on. Stephanie is just a competitor, and I was very proud of what she accomplished and how much heart she showed.” With the success the Aggies experienced and the growth and improvement that the younger players showed in 2008, the team is determined to step up once again and contend for a Big 12 title and keep A&M’s streak of NCAA appearances alive for a long time to come.

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&M immediately got back into the win column and improved to 4-0 in the Big 12 with back-to-back 7-0 home victories against Nebraska and Iowa State. The Aggies then went to No. 4 Baylor, which also was undefeated in Big 12 matches. Blagodarova and Clifford, playing only their third match together, helped A&M clinch the doubles point by defeating No. 2-ranked Lenka Broosova and Zuzana Zemenova at the No. 1 line, but the defending Big 12champion Bears gained the momentum in singles play — which was interrupted by a one-hour, 45-minute rain delay — and won the match, 5-2. “The battling that both teams did was exceptional,” Kleinecke said. “Baylor didn’t lose a step after losing the doubles point, and we kept fighting through. We lost to a better team that night, but I was very proud of what we showed.” Despite more chaotic travel circumstances, A&M defeated Missouri, 5-2, and then Frank helped lead the Aggies to a 4-3 indoor victory at Colorado. After she and Davidson clinched the doubles point, Frank posted a straight-set victory in the last match standing to seal the win and was named Big 12 Player of the Week. The Aggies gladly returned home and took care of business by sweeping Kansas State and posting a 6-1 victory against Kansas to equal their longest winning streak of the season. A&M also stayed in the hunt for the conference title as the Aggies improved to 14-6 overall and 8-1 in the Big 12. The streak came to an abrupt end when No. 21 Texas handed the Aggies a 5-2 loss in front of a nation-leading 806 attendance in College Station. “We started off winning all three doubles and felt really good,” Kleinecke said, “but we just had too many holes in the singles lineup and weren’t able to come away with the match.”

Texas. In an epic rivalry match, the grueling 4-hour, 30-minute contest came down to a third-set tiebreaker in the last match standing. The Longhorns’ Stephanie Davison outlasted a cramping Blagodarova, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) to send Texas into the finals. “We left a lot out there on the court,” Kleinecke said. “That was one of the best college matches that we’ve been involved in as far as just the battles that were going on and the competitive nature of it. It was all so close, and I wish for Anna’s sake that she could of come away with it, but there was nothing left in her tank at the end, and that is all you can ask.” With a No. 31 national ranking, Kleinecke wasn’t certain the Aggies would receive a bid to the NCAA Champi onships and wondered if t h e co m m i tte e Freshman would send the Morgan Frank Aggies to the Bayset an A&M lor site for a third record with an straight season. .875 winning “ We we re percentage in right on the bubdoubles with a ble, and it could 21-3 record. have gone either way,” Kleinecke said. “I felt like we were a better

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A &M ’ s 2 0 0 8 H o n o r s Bi g 1 2 Aw a rd s

A g g ie s C l a im C o n f ere n ce C r o w n s

Anna Blagodarova All-Big 12 doubles

Anna Blagodarova claimed the No. 3 singles title. It marked the fourth time in six years that an Aggie has captured the championship at the No. 3 line.

Tiffany Clifford All-Big 12 doubles

Morgan Frank went 10-1 during the Big 12 regular season to capture the No. 5 singles title. An Aggie has won the No. 5 championship six of the last seven seasons.

Elzé Potgieter All-Big 12 singles

Bi g 1 2 P l a y er o f t h e W ee k

Bi g 1 2 C h a m p i o n s Anna Blagodarova No. 3 singles champion

Ac a demic A l l - Bi g 1 2

Morgan Frank No. 5 singles champion

Marisa Druss Elzé Potgieter

Stephanie Davidson / Morgan Frank No. 3 doubles champions

Tiffany Clifford

Freshmen Stephanie Davidson and Morgan Frank teamed up to go 11-0 during the Big 12 regular season to capture the No. 3 doubles championship.

c l im b i n g t h e c h a rt s Anna Blagodarova finished her career as the third player in A&M history to reach 100 career wins. With a 100-51 all-time record, she ranks third in the A&M record book behind Nicki Mechem (2003-05, 2007) and Anna Lubinsky (2004-07). Seniors Anna Blagodarova and Tiffany Clifford ended their careers tied for fourth place for total career doubles wins with 93 each.

A g g ie s I n t h e N C A a s The Aggies made their 14th all-time appearance in the NCAA Championships in 2008, including their ninth consecutive appearance. No. 31 A&M defeated No. 38 Washington, 4-1, in the first round in Stanford, Calif., and then fell to No. 4 Stanford, 4-1, in the second round. It marked the sixth straight year the Aggies advanced to at least the second round.

southwest region ita/arthur ashe award for leadership & sportsmanship Tiffany Clifford

Morgan Frank (April 7)

(first team)

(second team)

C i n d y C h urc h we l l A g g ie He a rt Aw a rd Anna Blagodarova

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P. D . G a n d y Aw a rd

Christina Amo

Anna Blagodarova

Tiffany Clifford

Stephanie Davidson

Marisa Druss

Morgan Frank

Stephanie Davidson Christi Liles

Christi Liles

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2 2-0

Michelle Sammons

t h e Bi g 1 2

Anna Blagodarova................29-12

Clifford

4-5

2-0

6-5

Blagodarova / Sammons

— 1-1 — 1-  1

Tiffany Clifford.....................22-17

Davidson

5-3

5-3

Clifford / Liles

1-1 —

Stephanie Davidson.............32-  6

Druss

0-2

0-2

Davidson / Frank

10-1

Liles / Potgieter

— 7-2

Totals

6-5 8-3 11-0 25-8

Percentage

.545 .727 1.00 .758

#

4 —

Elzé Potgieter

Si n g l e s Blagodarova

#

3 7-2

Kevin O’Shea

Over a l l D o u b l e s Christina Amo........................1-  0

#

1 —

vs.

S p irit Aw a rd

#

#

5 —

#

6 T o t. —   9-2

Marisa Druss..........................4-  2

Frank

2-0

8-1

Morgan Frank......................21-  3

Liles

7-2

2-0

—   9-2

Christi Liles...........................24-14

Potgieter

9-2

—   —

9-2

Elzé Potgieter.......................18-  3

Sammons

1-0

1-0

Michelle Sammons..............21-  7

Totals

9-2

9-2

9-2

6-5

10-1

6-5

49-17

Percentage

.818

.818 .818 .545

.909

.545

.742

T e x a s A & M U n iver s it y

Doubles Blagodarova / Clifford

# 1 #2 5-4 —

# 3 Tot. — 5-  4

— 1-  1

— 11-0 11-0 — 7-  2

2 0 0 7 - 0 8 te a m re s u lt s Overall: 17-9   Big 12: 9-2 (3rd)   Home: 8-4   Away: 8-3   Neutral: 1-2

Singles            

Date Opponent

FEBRUARY

Record

Big 12

Doubles          

A&M-Opp.

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

2

3        Rank

W

7-0

1-0

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

25

- NR

2 HOUSTON

W

7-0

2-0

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

25

- NR

6

at Rice

W

4-3

3-0

W

L

L

L

W

W

L

W

W

27

-

74

10

at LSU

W

6-1

4-0

L

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

27

-

34

16

at TCU

L

3-4

4-1

L

W

L

W

L

L

L

W

W

28

-

36

22

at UNLV

W

4-3

5-1

L

L

W

W

W

W

L

L

W

34

-

38

23

vs. Florida International

L

3-4

5-2

L

L

W

L

W

L

L

W

W

34

-

32

24

vs. Fresno State

L

2-5

5-3

W

L

W

L

L

L

L

L

L

34

-

14

1

WAKE FOREST

W

6-1

6-3

W

L

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

32

-

19

GEORGIA • at Oklahoma State • at Oklahoma

L

1-6

6-4

W

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

W

26

-

6

W

7-0

7-4

1-0

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

L

W

26

-

NR

W

6-1

8-4

2-0

W

W

W

W

W

L

L

W

W

26

-

NR

L

3-4

8-5

L

L

W

L

W

W

L

L

L

27

-

24

W

7-0

9-5

3-0

W

W

W

W

W

W

L

W

W

32

-

54

W

7-0

10-5

4-0

W

W

W

W

W

W

L

W

W

32

- NR

Texas state

Score

MARCH

2

W-L

13

15

16

22 NOTRE DAME

28

30

AP R I L

2 4

6

11

• NEBRASKA • IOWA STATE • at Baylor • at Missouri • at Colorado • KANSAS STATE • KANSAS • TEXAS • at Texas Tech

L

2-5

10-6

4-1

L

L

L

L

W

L

W

L

W

31

-

4

W

5-2

11-6

5-1

W

W

W

L

W

L

W

W

W

31

-

NR 69

W

4-3

12-6

6-1

W

L

W

L

W

L

L

W

W

31

-

W

7-0

13-6

7-1

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

33

- NR

W

6-1

14-6

8-1

W

W

W

L

W

W

W

W

W

33

-

75

L

2-5

14-7

8-2

L

W

L

L

L

L

W

W

W

32

-

21

W

6-1

15-7

9-2

W

W

W

W

W

W

L

L

W

32

-

73

13 16

18

25 H OKLAHOMA STATE

W

4-1

16-7

W

W

W

W

W

31

-

66

26 H TEXAS

L

3-4

16-8

L

L

L

W

L

W

L

W

W

31

-

20

m ay

9 s vs. Washington

W

4-1

17-8

L

W

W

W

W

W

31

-

38

L

1-4

17-9

L

W

L

L

L

W

L

31

-

4

10 s at Stanford

Boldface Caps — Played at the Mitchell Tennis Center, College Station, Texas X at Bryan (Indoor) Tennis Center, Bryan, Texas Big 12 Conference Matches  H Big 12 Championships, College Station, Texas  s NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds, Stanford, Calif.

te x a s A & M i n t h e ita r a n k i n g s

Date Team Ranking

# Final Spring 2007 25

Fall 2007

Spring Preseason

#

Singles Ranking

#

Doubles Ranking

# 30 Anna Lubinsky 119 Elzé Potgieter

#

85 Elzé Potgieter

#

#

#

36 Clifford / Foster 50 Lubinsky / Mechem 48 Clifford / Liles

26

Spring 2008 29

#

1 8 15 22 28

25

Fe b ru a r y

# 5 27 # 12 28 # 20 34 # 26 32

MARCH

AP R I L

Singles Ranking

# 31 75 33 # # 32 93 # # 31 103 # # 31 104 # #

Doubles Ranking

Elzé Potgieter # Elzé Potgieter 59 Blagodarova / Clifford # Elzé Potgieter 45 Blagodarova / Clifford # Elzé Potgieter 51 Blagodarova / Clifford

Final Spring 2008

January

Date Team Ranking

2008 REVIEW

4 11 18 25

m ay

# 23 31 30

#

# 101 Elzé Potgieter 51 Blagodarova / Clifford

# 42 Blagodarova / Sammons # 60 Clifford / Liles

# 25 95 Elzé Potgieter 26 # 27 76 Elzé Potgieter # 32 # # #

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2 0 0 7 - 0 8 M AT C H R E C O R D S Si n g l e s Player Overall Tourn 

Christina Amo

Dual

Big 12

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

Longest Streak

1-  0

1-  0

1-  0

W1

22-17

7-  6

15-11

9-  2

2-  0

4-  7

9-4

W4

20-16

9-  4

11-12

6-  5

2-1

6-  8

3-3

W5

21-  9

11-  4

10-  5

5-  3

10-  5

W7

Marisa Druss   12-  8

8-  4

4-  4

0-  2

2-0

2-  4

W3

19-  4

19-  4

10-  1

5-  1

14-3

W10

29-  8

10-  3

19-  5

9-  2

10-  3

7-2

2-  0

W6

22-14

9-  4

13-10

9-  2

13-10

W6

Michelle Sammons   12-  7

7-  5

5-  2

1-0

1-0

1-  1

3-  1

W5

61-30 .670

97-53 .647

49-17 .742

15-10 .600

14-10 .583

19-7 .731

14-10 .583

19-6 .760

16-10 .615

So-TR • Fort Worth, Texas

Anna Blagodarova Sr-3L • Toronto, Ontario

Tiffany Clifford Sr-3L • Little Rock, Ark.

Stephanie Davidson Fr-HS • Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

Sr-3L • Austin, Texas

Morgan Frank Fr-HS • Oldsmar, Fla.

Christi Liles Fr-HS • Largo, Fla.

Elzé Potgieter So-1L • Bloemfontein, South Africa

So-1L • Durban, South Africa

2008 REVIEW

Totals Percentage

DOUBles Team Overall

Dual Tourn.

#1 

#2 

#3

Amo / Druss

1-  0

1-  0

1-0

— W1

13-  7

7-  6

6-1

7-  6

5-4 W4

1-  0 ­—

1-0

— W1

Blagodarova / Clifford Blagodarova / Potgieter Blagodarova / Sammons

Big 12

Longest Streak

15-  5

8-  5

7-0

8-5

1-1 W12

Clifford / Liles

9-10

5-  8

4-2

5-  8

1-1 W3

Davidson / Druss

3-  2

3-2

— W2

Davidson / Frank

21-  3

21-  3

21-3 

11-0  W12

Davidson / Potgieter

6-  1

1-  0

5-1

1-0

— W5

Davidson / Sammons

2-  0

2-0

— W2

Liles / Potgieter

11-  2

9-  2

2-0

9-2

7-2 W5

Liles / Sammons

4-  2

4-2

— W4

12-14 .462

17-7 .708

23-3 .885

Totals Percentage

54

158-83 .656

T e x a s A & M U n iver s it y

86-32 .729

52-24 .684

34-8 .810

25-8 — .758

M AT C H - BY- M AT C H re s u lt s #

2 7 T e x a s A & M 6 , # 3 4 LS U 1

W.T. “Dub” Robinson Tennis Stadium (Attendance: N /A) Feb. 10, Baton Rouge, La. Si n g l e s 1. #8 Megan Falcon..................... LSU

Anna Blagodarova #

Elzé Potgieter.............................. A&M....................... 6-3, 6-1

2. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Mykala Hedberg.......................... LSU..............6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-5

3. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Tiffany Tucker.............................. LSU................... 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

4. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Nicole Kantor............................... LSU.......................... 6-1, 6-2

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Hannah Robinson........................ LSU.......................... 6-1, 6-0

6. Michelle Sammons................. A&M def.

Slaten Spencer............................ LSU..............6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (6)

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

2 5 T e x a s A & M 7 , T E XAS s t a te 0 George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Attendance: 405) Feb. 2, College Station, Texas Si n g l e s

1. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

def.

Andrea Giraldo............................ TSU.......................... 6-1, 6-0

1. Clifford/Liles........................... A&M def.

#

2. Blagodarova/Sammons.......... A&M def.

Falcon/Robinson......................... LSU................................. 8-6

30 Hedberg/Spencer.................. LSU................................. 8-2

3. Stephanie Davidson/Frank..... A&M def.

Kantor/Tucker.............................. LSU................................. 8-3

Order of finish: D1, D3, D2, S5, S1, S4, S3*, S2, S6 #

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2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Ashley Ellis................................... TSU.......................... 6-1, 6-3

3. Michelle Sammons................. A&M def.

Lainy Chafitz................................ TSU.......................... 6-3, 6-1

4. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Ali Gulida..................................... TSU.......................... 6-0, 6-0

1. #66 Nina Munch-Soegaard..... TCU

def.

Elzé Potgieter.............................. A&M....................... 6-2, 7-5

5. Marisa Druss.......................... A&M def.

Sumarie Muller........................... TSU.......................... 6-3, 6-1

2. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Macall Harkins............................. TCU......................... 6-3, 6-3

6. Christina Amo........................ A&M def.

Jennifer Nowland........................ TSU..............2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (1)

3. #80 Anna Sydorska.................. TCU

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Tiffany Clifford/Liles............... A&M def.

Chafitz/Giraldo............................ TSU................................. 8-0

2. Blagodarova/Sammons.......... A&M def.

Ellis/Gulida.................................. TSU................................. 8-2

3. Amo/Druss............................. A&M def.

Natalie McLeod/Muller............... TSU................................. 8-3

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Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 7-6, 6-1

4. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Kewa Nichols............................... TCU.............6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4

5. Katariina Tuohimaa................ TCU

def.

Morgan Frank.............................. A&M....................... 6-3, 6-1

6. Idunn Hertzberg..................... TCU

def.

Michelle Sammons...................... A&M....................... 6-3, 6-2

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

Si n g l e s Leila Salek.................................... UH...................... 7-6 (2), 6-1

def.

Clifford/Liles................................ A&M . ....................... 9-8 (7)

2. Blagodarova/Sammons.......... A&M def.

Munch-Soegaard/Tuchimaa........ TCU................................ 8-5

3. Stephanie Davidson/Frank..... A&M def.

Maria Banova/Nichols................. TCU................................ 9-7

Order of finish: D2, D3, D1, S5, S2, S1, S3, S4, S6* #

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2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Lucy Forward............................... UH........................... 6-3, 6-3

3. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Lynley Wasson............................. UH..........6-2, 6-7 (3), 1-0 (6)

4. Michelle Sammons................. A&M def.

Joanna Kacprzyk.......................... UH........................... 6-3, 6-3

1. #23 Elena Gantcheva.............. UNLV def.

Elzé Potgieter.............................. A&M....................... 6-4, 6-3

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Neila Starratt............................... UH........................... 6-0, 6-0

2. Kristina Nedeltcheva.............. UNLV def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M................ 7-6, 3-6, 6-2

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Vicky Simpson............................. UH...............6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (8)

3. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Katy Williams............................... UNLV....................... 7-5, 6-3

4. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Nikol Dimitrova........................... UNLV....................... 7-6, 6-0

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Clifford/Liles........................... A&M def.

Forward/Jordan McCombs.......... UH.................................. 8-5

2. Blagodarova/Sammons.......... A&M def.

Salek/Wasson.............................. UH.................................. 8-3

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Isabella Glinska/Simpson............ UH.................................. 8-0

Order of finish: D3, D2, D1, S5, S2, S4*, S1, S6, S3 #

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Si n g l e s

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Anna Maskaljun.......................... UNLV................ 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

6. Marisa Druss.......................... A&M def.

Adrienn Hidvegi........................... UNLV................ 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

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def.

1. #18 Harkins/Sydorska............. TCU

Order of finish: D1, D2, D3, S4, S1, S5*, S2, S3, S6 #

Si n g l e s

D o u b l e s ( U NLV wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Gantcheva/Nedeltcheva........ UNLV def.

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60 Clifford/Liles.......................... A&M.............................. 8-6

2. Maskaljun/Williams............... UNLV def.

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42 Blagodarova/Sammons......... A&M.............................. 8-4

3. Stephanie Davidson/Frank..... A&M def.

Sharon Marin/Alisa Razina.......... UNLV.............................. 8-0

Order of finish: D3, D1, D2, S1, S4, S3, S5, S6*, S2

Si n g l e s 1. Elzé Potgieter......................... A&M def.

Julie Chao.................................... Rice......................... 7-5, 6-1

2. Tiffany Lee.............................. Rice

def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M...........7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (9)

3. Dominque Karas..................... Rice

def.

Christi Liles.................................. A&M....................... 6-4, 6-4

4. Rebecca Lin............................ Rice

def.

Michelle Sammons...................... A&M.............7-6 (4), 7-6 (3)

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Christine Dao............................... Rice...................6-1, 2-1 ret.

6. Marisa Druss.......................... A&M def.

Emily Braid.................................. A&M....................... 6-4, 6-0

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1 Chao/Karas............................. Rice

def.

Tiffany Clifford/Liles.................... A&M.............................. 8-6

2. Blagodarova/Sammons.......... A&M def.

Lee/Lin........................................ Rice................................ 8-5

3. Stephanie Davidson/Frank..... A&M def.

Braid/Varsha Shiva-Shanka.......... Rice................................ 8-2

Order of finish: D3, D2, D1, S5, S6, S3, S1*, S2, S4

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1. #86 Liset Brito......................... FIU

def.

Elzé Potgieter.............................. A&M...........6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1

2. Egle Petrauskaite.................... FIU

def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M....................... 6-4, 7-5

3. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Maria Pazo.................................. FIU.......................... 6-0, 6-4

4. Priscilla Castillo...................... FIU

def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M................ 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Marijana Cutuk............................ FIU.......................... 6-4, 6-1

6. Maria Vallasciani.................... FIU

Marisa Druss............................... A&M................ 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

def.

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Castillo/Petrauskaite.............. FIU

def.

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60 Clifford/Liles.......................... A&M.............................. 8-3

2. #42 Blagodarova/Sammons.... A&M def.

Brito/Pazo................................... FIU................................. 9-7

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Cutuk/Spenceley......................... FIU................................. 8-4

Head Coach Bobby Kleinecke and Assistant Coach Mark Weaver

Order of finish: D1, D2, D3, S3, S5, S2, S6, S4, S1* #

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Fertitta Tennis Complex (Attendance: N/A) Feb. 24, Las Vegas, Nev.

George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Attendance: 379) March 13, College Station, Texas

Si n g l e s

Si n g l e s

1. Elzé Potgieter......................... A&M def.

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11 Melanie Gloria...................... FSU.......................... 6-1, 6-4

1. #95 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

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2. #20 Anasstasia Petukhova...... FSU

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M....................... 6-4, 6-2

2. #96 Yvette Hyndman............... UGA

def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M....................... 6-4, 6-1

def.

3. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

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98 Renata Kucerkova.................. FSU................... 6-7, 6-1, 7-5

3. #71 Monika Dancevic.............. UGA

def.

Christi Liles.................................. A&M....................... 7-5, 6-2

4. #77 Tinesta Rowe.................... FSU

def.

Morgan Frank.............................. A&M....................... 6-4, 6-2

4. #125 Naoko Ueshima.............. UGA

def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 7-5, 6-2

5. Jacqui Haskett........................ FSU

def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 6-4, 7-5

5. Cameron Ellis......................... UGA

def.

Morgan Frank.............................. A&M................ 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

6. Vanessa Heroux...................... FSU

def.

Marisa Druss............................... A&M................ 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

6. Adrienne Elsberry.................. UGA

def.

Stephanie Davidson.................... A&M....................... 6-4, 6-2

D o u b l e s ( FS U wi n s t h e p o i n t )

D o u b l e s ( U GA wi n s t h e p o i n t )

1. #1 Gloria/Rowe....................... FSU

def.

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60 Clifford/Liles.......................... A&M.............................. 8-1

1. K. Hyndman/Y. Hyndman....... UGA

def.

Clifford/Liles................................ A&M.............................. 8-5

2. #14 Kucerkova/Petukhova...... FSU

def.

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42 Blagodarova/Sammons......... A&M.............................. 8-6

2. Dancevic/Ueshima................. UGA

def.

Blagodarova/Michelle Sammons.A&M.............................. 8-1

3. Haskett/Heroux...................... FSU

def.

Davidson/Frank........................... A&M.............................. 8-5

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Ellis/Elsberry............................... UGA................................ 8-4

Order of finish: D1, D3, D2, S2, S4, S1, S5*, S6, S3 #

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76 Kelley Hyndman.................... UGA........7-6 (5), 1-6, 1-0 (5)

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George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Attendance: 658) March 1, College Station, Texas

DeBois Tennis Complex (Attendance: N/A) March 15, Stillwater, Okla.

Si n g l e s

Si n g l e s

1. Elzé Potgieter......................... A&M def.

Alexandra Hirsch......................... WFU............6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-2

1. #95 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

2. Sasha Kulikova........................ A&M def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M................ 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

2. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Yawna Allen................................. OSU......................... 6-1, 6-3

3. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Christian Tara.............................. WFU........................ 6-2, 6-3

3. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

JoAnne Karaitiana....................... OSU......................... 7-5, 6-3

Iryna Tkachenko.......................... OSU......................... 6-3, 7-5

4. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Sierra Poske................................. WFU................. 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

4. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Sasha Belova............................... OSU......................... 6-4, 6-1

5. Marisa Druss.......................... A&M def.

Emilee Malvehy........................... WFU............6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-1

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Maryna Tkachenko...................... OSU......................... 6-3, 6-2

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Katarina Reveche......................... WFU................... 7-6 (5), 6-1

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Michel Allen................................ OSU.......................... default

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

1. #60 Clifford/Liles..................... A&M def.

Kulikova/Poske............................ WFU............................... 8-4

1. Clifford/Liles........................... A&M def.

Allen/I. Tkachenko...................... OSU................................ 8-3

2. #42 Blagodarova/Sammons.... A&M def.

Ana Jerman/Tara......................... WFU............................... 8-2

2. Belova/Karaitiana................... OSU

def.

Blagodarova/Michelle Sammons.OSU................................ 8-5

3. Davidson/Potgieter................ A&M def.

Hirsch/Jenna Loeb....................... WFU............................... 8-4

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

M. Allen/M. Tkachenko............... OSU.......................... default

Order of finish: D3, D2, D1, S3, S6, S5*, S2, S4, S1

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1. #95 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

Ana-Marie Constantinescu.......... OU......6-7 (11), 6-2, 1-0 (10)

2. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Chelsea Orr................................. OU........................... 6-4, 6-3

3. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Maria Kalashnikova..................... OU........................... 6-1, 6-1

4. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Elena Antakova............................ OU........................... 6-0, 6-1

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Christi Baxley............................... OU........................... 6-2, 6-3

6. Tara Eckel............................... OU

Marisa Druss............................... A&M....................... 7-5, 6-1

def.

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Constantinescu/Orr................ OU

def.

Clifford/Liles................................ A&M......................... 8-7 (5)

2. Blagodarova/Sammons.......... A&M def.

Antakova/Baxley......................... OU.................................. 8-5

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Eckel/Kalashnikova...................... OU.................................. 8-6

Order of finish: D2, D3, D1, S4, S3, S5*, S6, S2, S1

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1. #38 Kelcy Tefft......................... ND

def.

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2. Brook Buck............................. ND

def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M................ 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

76 Elzé Potgieter........................ A&M....................... 6-3, 6-0

3. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

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4. Colleen Rielley........................ ND

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 6-1, 6-3

def.

105 Cosmina Ciobanu................ ND.................... 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

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6. Michelle Sammons................. A&M def.

Kristen Rafael.............................. ND..................... 5-5, default

114 Kali Krisik............................. ND........................... 7-5, 6-2

D o u b l e s ( N D wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. #1 Buck/Tefft........................... ND

def.

2. Krisik/Rafael........................... ND

def.

Clifford/Liles................................ A&M.............................. 8-3 Blagodarova/Sammons............... A&M.............................. 8-3

3. #50 Ciobanu/Rielley................ ND

def.

Davidson/Frank........................... A&M......................... 8-7 (3)

Tiffany Clifford and Anna Blagodarova

Order of finish: D1, D2, D3, S6, S1, S4, S5, S3, S2* #

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George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Attendance: 766) March 28, College Station, Texas

Baylor Tennis Center (Attendance: N/A) April 2, Waco, Texas

Si n g l e s

Si n g l e s

1. #76 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

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96 Imke Reimers........................ NU........................... 6-4, 6-4

1. #24 Zuzana Zemenova............ BU

def.

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2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Wiveca Swarting.......................... NU........................... 6-3, 6-3

2. #28 Taylor Ormond................. BU

def.

Christi Liles.................................. A&M....................... 6-4, 6-4

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Jana Albers.................................. NU........................... 6-1, 6-4

3. #13 Lenka Broosova................ BU

def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M....................... 6-2, 6-0

4. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Stephanie Evans.......................... NU...................... 6-0, 7-6 (2)

4. Jelena Stanivuk...................... BU

def.

5. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Maria Ring................................... NU........................... 6-0, 6-2

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

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6. Michelle Sammons................. A&M def.

Ashley Finnegan.......................... NU.................... 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

6. Zuzana Chmelarova................ BU

Stephanie Davidson.................... A&M......7-6 (3), 4-6, 1-0 (5)

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. #30 Albers/Reimers................ NU

def.

75 Elzé Potgieter........................ A&M................ 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 6-3, 6-2 81 Jana Bielikova........................ BU.................... 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

def.

Blagodarova/Clifford................... A&M.............................. 9-7

1. Blagodarova/Clifford.............. A&M def.

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2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

Ring/Swarting.............................. NU............................. 9-8 (3)

2. #57 Ormond/Stanivuk............ BU

def.

Liles/Potgieter............................. A&M.............................. 9-7

3. Davidson/Frank....................... A&M def.

Buxton/Evans.............................. NU.................................. 8-2

3. Davidson/Frank....................... A&M def.

Chmelarova/Bielikova................. BU............................. 9-8 (1)

Order of finish: D3, D1, D2, S5, S3, S2*, S4, S6, S1 #

2 Broosova/Zemenova............... BU.................................. 8-5

Order of finish: D1, D2, D3, S3, S4, S2, S1*, S5, S6

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Si n g l e s

Si n g l e s

1. #76 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

Erin Karonis................................. ISU.......................... 6-0, 6-1

1. #75 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

Jessica Giuggioli.......................... MU................... 4-6, 6-0, 6-0

2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Kara Hickey.................................. ISU.......................... 6-3, 6-1

2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Mallory Weber............................ MU................... 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Caitlin Loprinzi............................ ISU.......................... 6-0, 6-1

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Chrissy Svetlic.............................. MU.......................... 6-0, 6-1

4. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Alyssa Palen................................. ISU.......................... 6-1, 6-0

4. Maureen Modesto................. MU

def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 6-3, 6-1

5. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Chrissy Derouin........................... ISU.......................... 6-4, 6-0

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Katelyn Ritchie............................ MU.......................... 6-4, 6-4

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Reka Kelemen.............................. ISU.......................... 6-0, 6-2

6. Sofia Ayala.............................. MU

Stephanie Davidson.................... A&M....................... 6-3, 7-5

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Karonis/Derouis..................... ISU

def.

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

def.

Blagodarova/Clifford................... A&M.............................. 8-6

1. Blagodarova/Clifford.............. A&M def.

Sofia Ayala/Kaitlin Dunham......... MU................................. 8-6

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

Loprinzi/Hickey............................ ISU................................. 8-2

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

Svetlic/Weber.............................. MU................................. 8-5

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Wischer/Palen............................. ISU................................. 8-2

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Giuggioli/Ritchie.......................... MU................................. 8-4

Order of finish: D2, D3, D1, S4, S1, S6*, S3, S5, S2

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3 1 T e x a s A & M 4 , #6 9 c o l o r a d o 3 Harvest House Indoor Courts (Attendance: N/A) April 4, Boulder, Colo. Si n g l e s

1. #75 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

Monica Mikewski........................ CU.................... 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

2. Camila Belassi........................ CU

def.

Christi Liles.................................. A&M.................. 7-5, 7-6 (8)

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Gleisy Torres Torres..................... CU........................... 6-3, 6-3

4. Veera Nurmi........................... CU

def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 6-2, 6-3

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Melisa Esposito........................... CU........................... 6-3, 6-1

6. Franziska Jendrian.................. CU

Marisa Druss............................... A&M....................... 6-1, 6-2

def.

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Belassi/Milewski.................... CU

Christi Liles

def.

Blagodarova/Clifford................... A&M.............................. 8-3

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

Esposito/Jendrian........................ CU.................................. 8-3

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Probert/Torres............................. CU.................................. 9-7

Order of finish: D2, D1, D3, S4, S3, S1, S2, S6, S5*

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1. #75 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

Viviana Yrureta............................ KSU......................... 7-5, 6-2

2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Antea Huljev................................ KSU......................... 6-0, 6-4

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Katerina Kudlackova.................... KSU......................... 6-2, 6-0

4. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Vanessa Cottin............................. KSU......................... 6-3, 6-2

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Natasha Vieira............................. KSU......................... 6-1, 6-1

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Olga Klimova............................... KSU.......................... default

Elzé Potgieter

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Blagodarova/Clifford.............. A&M def.

Klimova/Kudlackova.................... KSU........................... 9-8 (3)

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

Cottin/Huljev............................... KSU................................ 8-1

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Vieira/Yrureta.............................. KSU................................ 8-3

Stephanie Davidson

Order of finish: D2, D3, D1, S6, S3, S5*, S4, S2, S1 #

3 3 T e x a s A & M 6 , #7 5 k a n s a s 1

#

3 2 T e x a s A & M 6 , # 7 3 T e x a s T ec h 1

George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Attendance: 410) April 13, College Station, Texas

McLeod Tennis Center (Attendance: N/A) April 18, Lubbock, Texas

Si n g l e s

Si n g l e s

1. #75 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

Magdalena Tokarczyk.................. KU........................... 6-0, 6-3

1. #93 Elzé Potgieter................... A&M def.

Samantha van der Drift............... TTU......................... 6-3, 7-5

2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Elizaveta Avdeeva........................ KU........................... 6-1, 6-4

2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Janet Durham.............................. TTU.................... 6-0, 7-6 (6)

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Edina Horvath............................. KU..........6-7 (3), 6-3, 1-0 (5)

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Kelsey Garland............................ TTU......................... 6-1, 6-2

4. Kunigunda Dorn..................... KU

def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M.................. 6-1, 7-6 (5)

4. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Simon Templeton........................ TTU.............4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (4)

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Yuliana Svistun............................ KU........................... 6-1, 6-4

5. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Kerrun Potgieter.......................... TTU......................... 6-2, 6-2

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Lauren Hommell.......................... KU........................... 6-2, 6-2

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Leah Roberts............................... TTU......................... 6-0, 6-3

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. Blagodarvoa/Clifford.............. A&M def.

Avdeeva/Horvath........................ KU.................................. 8-2

1. Durham/van der Drift............ TTU

def.

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2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

Dorn/Hommell............................ KU.................................. 8-6

2. Jackson/K. Potgieter............... TTU

def.

Liles/E. Potgieter......................... A&M.............................. 8-6

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Maria Martinez/Tokarczyk.......... KU.................................. 8-2

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Garland/Templeton..................... TTU................................ 8-4

Order of finish: D3, D1, D2, S2, S6, S1*, S5, S4, S3 #

2008 REVIEW

D o u b l e s ( T T U wi n s t h e p o i n t )

2 1 T e x a s 5 , #3 2 T e x a s A & M 2 George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Attendance: 806) April 16, College Station, Texas

Order of finish: D3, D1, D2, S6, S5, S3, S1*, S2, S4 #

3 1 T e x a s A &M 4 , O k l a h o m a S TAT E 1 Big 12 Conference Championship, Quarterfinals George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Attendance: 646) April 25, College Station, Texas

Si n g l e s 1. #61 Vanja Corovic................... UT

def.

#

59 Blagodarova/Clifford............. A&M.............................. 8-6

Si n g l e s

93 Elzé Potgieter........................ A&M................ 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Courtney Zauft............................ UT........................... 6-4, 6-3

1. #103 Elzé Potgieter................. A&M vs.

3. Stephanie Davison................. UT

def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M....................... 6-4, 6-4

2. Christi Liles............................. A&M vs.

Yawna Allen................................. OSU...............................DNF

4. Caroline Larsson..................... UT

def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 6-3, 6-3

3. Jo-Anne Karaitiana................. OSU

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M....................... 6-0, 6-0

5. Sarah Lancaster...................... UT

def.

Morgan Frank.............................. A&M................ 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

4. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Sasha Belova............................... OSU......................... 6-2, 6-2

6. Maggie Mello......................... UT

def.

Stephanie Davidson.................... A&M....................... 6-2, 6-3

5. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M def.

Maryna Tkachenko...................... OSU......................... 6-3, 6-3

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Jessica Collins.............................. OSU......................... 6-1, 6-3

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

def.

Iryna Tkachenko.......................... OSU...............................DNF

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

1. #59 Blagodarova/Clifford........ A&M def.

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20 Corovic/Marija Milic.............. UT.................................. 8-6

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

Mello/Zauft................................. UT.................................. 8-2

1. Blagodarvoa/Clifford.............. A&M def.

Belova/Karaitiana........................ OSU................................ 8-1

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Davison/Larsson.......................... UT............................. 8-7 (4)

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M vs.

Allen/I. Tkachenko...................... OSU.........................6-3 DNF

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Collins/M. Tkachenko.................. OSU................................ 8-3

Order of finish: D2, D1, D3, S4, S6, S3, S2. S1*, S5

Order of finish: D1, D3, S3, S4, S6* #

2 0 T e x a s 4 , # 3 1 te x a s A & M 3

Big 12 Conference Championship, Semifinals George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Attendance: 630) April 26, College Station, Texas Si n g l e s 1. #59 Vanja Corovic................... UT

def.

#

2. Courtney Zauft....................... UT

def.

Christi Liles.................................. A&M....................... 6-3, 6-1

103 Elzé Potgieter...................... A&M....................... 7-5, 6-3

3. Stephanie Davison................. UT

def.

Anna Blagodarova....................... A&M...........2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

4. Morgan Frank......................... A&M def.

Caroline Larsson.......................... UT........................... 6-4, 6-3

5. Maggie Mello......................... UT

def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 6-4, 7-5

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Sarah Lancaster........................... UT.................... 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t )

Morgan Frank

1. #28 Corovic/Marija Milic........ UT

def.

#

45 Blagodarova/Clifford............. A&M.............................. 8-3

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

Davison/Larsson.......................... UT.................................. 8-6

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Mello/Zauft................................. UT............................. 9-8 (3)

Order of finish: D1, D2, D3, S2, S1, S4, S5, S6, S3*

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T e x a s A & M U n iver s it y

#

31 Texas A&M 4,

#

38 washington 1

NCAA Championships, First Round Taube Family Tennis Stadium (Attendance: N/A) May 9, Stanford, Calif. Si n g l e s 1. #37 Venise Chan..................... UW

def.

#

104 Elzé Potgieter...................... A&M....................... 6-2, 6-1

2. Christi Liles............................. A&M def.

Aleksandra Malovic..................... UW.......................... 6-3, 6-3

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

Tara Simpson............................... UW.......................... 6-0, 6-3

4. Morgan Frank......................... A&M vs.

Joyce Ardies................................ UW..........................2-2 DNF

5. Tiffany Clifford........................ A&M vs.

Kelsey Anonsen........................... UW............2-6, 6-4, 2-0 DNF

6. Stephanie Davidson............... A&M def.

Allison Rainey.............................. UW.......................... 6-3, 6-1

D o u b l e s ( A & M wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. #51 Blagodarova/Clifford........ A&M def.

Ardies/Simpson........................... UW................................. 8-4

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M vs.

Anonsen/Chan............................ UW.........................7-6, DNF

3. Davidson/Frank...................... A&M def.

Malovic/Vanja Radunovic............ UW................................. 8-4

Order of finish: D3, D1, S1, S3, S6, S2* #

The 2007-08 Aggies

4 s t a n f o rd 4 , # 3 1 T e x a s A & M 1 NCAA Championships, Second Round Taube Family Tennis Stadium (Attendance: N/A) May 10, Stanford, Calif. Si n g l e s

1. #3 Hilary Barte........................ STAN def.

#

2. #13 Jessica Nguyen................. STAN vs.

Christi Liles.................................. A&M.............................DNF

104 Elzé Potgieter...................... A&M....................... 6-0, 6-2

3. Anna Blagodarova.................. A&M def.

#

4. #66 Lindsay Burdette ............. STAN vs.

Morgan Frank.............................. A&M.............................DNF

5. #68 Whitney Deason.............. STAN def.

Tiffany Clifford............................. A&M....................... 6-3, 6-3

6. #95 Carolyn McVeigh.............. STAN def.

Stephanie Davidson.................... A&M....................... 6-3, 6-0

65 Celia Durkin........................... STAN........................ 6-2, 6-1

D o u b l e s ( S T AN wi n s t h e p o i n t ) 1. #9 Barte/Burdette................... STAN def.

#

51 Blagodarova/Clifford............. A&M.............................. 8-1

2. Liles/Potgieter........................ A&M def.

#

49 Deason/Nguyen.................... STAN............................... 8-6

3. Durkin/McVeigh..................... STAN def.

Davidson/Frank........................... A&M......................... 9-8 (2)

Order of finish: D1, D2, D3, S1, S3, S6, S5*

2008 REVIEW

*Clinched match

Texas A&M, which led the nation in attendance in 2008, hosts the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships May 14-25th at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

2 0 0 9 A g g ie W O M E N ’ S T E NN I S

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2 0 0 8 b i g 1 2 c o n f ere n ce re s u lt s Si n g l e s

Doubles

Champions

Champions

No. 1

No. 1

Zuzana Zemenova............BU

Reimers/Albers.................NU

No. 2

No. 2

Courtney Zauft.................UT

Ormond/Stanivuk.............BU

No. 3

No. 3

Anna Blagodarova............... A&M

Davidson/Frank.................... A& M

No. 4

Veera Nurmi.....................CU Jana Bielikova...................BU No. 5

Morgan Frank.......................A& M No. 6

Franziska Jendrian............CU

2 0 0 8 Fi n a l R e g u l a r - Se a s o n St a n di n g s Pl. Team

Big 12 Pct. All  Pct.

1. Baylor

11-0 1.000

32-3 .914

2. Texas

10-1 .909

20-7 .741

3. Texas A&M

9-2 .818

17-9 .654

4. Colorado

8-3 .727

12-11 .522

T5. Kansas

5-6 .455

10-13 .435

2008 REVIEW

#

8 Oklahoma

Nebraska

5-6 .455

16-7 .696

T8. Texas Tech

4-7 .364

12-12 .500

Vanja Corovic........................UT

Oklahoma

4-7 .364

11-12 .478

Courtney Zauft......................UT

10. Kansas State

3-8 .273

8-14 .364

11. Missouri

2-9 .182

10-13 .435

0-11 .000

4-15 .211

9 Texas Tech

1 Baylor, 4-0

5 Kansas, 4-0 #

1 Baylor, 4-1 2008

#

2 Texas

7 Nebraska

# #

#

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2 Texas, 4-0

10 Kansas State 3 Texas A&M

6 Oklahoma State 11 Missouri

T e x a s A & M U n iver s it y

Vanja Corovic /......................UT   Marija Milic

Freshman of the Year

Taylor Ormond......................BU Newcomer of the Year

2 Texas, 4-3

Coach of the Year

Joey Scrivano.........................BU #

6 Oklahoma St., 4-1

Imke Reimers /......................NU   Jana Albers

Jelena Stanivuk......................BU #

# #

Big 12 Conference Tournament Champion

10 Kansas State, 4-3

# #

Monica Milewski /.................CU   Camila Belassi

Zuzana Zemenova.................BU

4 Colorado, 5-0

12 Iowa State

 #

DOUBLES

Zuzana Chmelarova /............BU Jana Bielikova

Player of the Year

4 Colorado #

#

Elzé Potgeiter . .....................A& M

Samantha van der Drift /.......TTU   Janet Durham #

5 Kansas

#

Sunday, April 27

9 Texas Tech, 4-1

 #

Ana Maria Constantinescu.......OU Iryna Tkachenko....................OSU

Zuzana Zamenova /...............BU   Lenka Broosova

1 Baylor, 4-0

 #

#

Viviana Yrureta......................KSU Imke Reimers........................NU

Tiffany Clifford /....................A& M  Anna Blagodarova #

#

Magdalena Tokarczyk............KU

12-10 .545

1 Baylor

 #

Monica Milewski.....................CU

5-6 .455

April 24-27 George P. Mitchell ‘40 Tennis Center • College Station, Texas Hosted by Texas A&M University Saturday, April 26

Taylor Ormond......................BU

Oklahoma State

2 0 0 8 Bi g 1 2 C h a m p i o n s h i p s

Friday, April 25

SINGLES

Lenka Broosova.....................BU

Zuzana Zemenova.................BU

12. Iowa State

Thursday, April 24

2008 All-big 12 C o n f ere n ce

3 Texas A&M, 4-1

aggie HONORS B I G 1 2 C O N FE R E N CE Cham p ions

Jessica Roland became the third Aggie to earn All-America honors after finishing the 2004 season with a No. 20 final ranking in the ITA Collegiate Rankings.

A l l - A m e ri c ans 2005

Helga Vieira.................................................... singles

2004

Jessica Roland................................................ singles

1991

Lynn Staley..................................................... singles

1987

Kim Labuschagne........................................... singles

A l l - B i g 1 2 Con f e r e n c e 2008

ElzĂŠ Potgeiter................................................. singles Tiffany Clifford / Anna Blagodarova............... doubles

2007

Sarah Foster.................................................... singles Anna Lubinsky................................................ singles Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster........................ doubles Anna Lubinsky / Nicki Mechem..................... doubles Sarah Foster.................................................... singles Anna Lubinsky................................................ singles Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster......................... doubles Anna Lubinsky / Nicki Mechem...................... doubles

2005

Helga Vieira..................................................... singles Lauren Walker................................................ singles Anna Lubinsky / Lauren Walker..................... doubles

2004

Jessica Roland................................................ singles Helga Vieira.................................................... singles Jessica Roland / Lauren Walker...................... doubles

2003

Ashley Hedberg.............................................. singles Jessica Roland................................................ singles Jessica Roland / Roberta Spencer.................. doubles

2002

Olivia Karlikova............................................... singles Jessica Roland................................................ singles Ashley Hedberg / Jessica Roland.................... doubles

2001

Martina Nedorostova..................................... singles Jessica Roland................................................ singles Ashley Hedberg / Jessica Roland.................... doubles

2000

Martina Nedorostova..................................... singles Lisa Dingwall / Martina Nedorostova............. doubles

1999

Martina Nedorostova..................................... singles Lisa Dingwall / Martina Nedorostova............. doubles

1998

Lisa Dingwall / Vanessa Rooks........................ doubles

1997

Nancy Dingwall.............................................. singles Nancy Dingwall / Lisa Dingwall...................... doubles

Anna Blagodarova........................................ #3 singles Morgan Frank............................................... #5 singles Stephanie Davidson / Morgan Frank............ #3 doubles

2007

Anna Lubinsky.............................................. #1 singles Nicki Mechem.............................................. #5 singles Tiffany Clifford.............................................. #6 singles Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster...................... #1 doubles Anna Lubinsky / Nicki Mechem................... #2 doubles Anna Blagodarova / Michelle Sammons........... #3 doubles

2006

Anna Blagodarova........................................ #3 singles Marisa Druss................................................ #6 singles Anna Lubinsky / Nicki Mechem................... #2 doubles

2005

Anna Lubinsky.............................................. #3 singles Anna Blagodarova........................................ #4 singles Tiffany Clifford.............................................. #5 singles Seva Iwinski / Helga Vieira........................... #3 doubles

2004

Helga Vieira.................................................. #2 singles Lauren Walker.............................................. #4 singles Nicki Mechem.............................................. #5 singles Anna Lubinsky.............................................. #6 singles

2003

Roberta Spencer.......................................... #3 singles Nicki Mechem.............................................. #5 singles Ashley Hedberg / Lauren Walker................. #2 doubles

2002

Ashley Hedberg............................................ #5 singles Roberta Spencer.......................................... #6 singles

2001

Roberta Spencer.......................................... #6 singles

2000

Eva Marcial................................................... #6 singles Martina Nedorostova / Lisa Dingwall........... #1 doubles

1999

Martina Nedorostova................................... #1 singles Eva Marcial................................................... #6 singles

1998

Monica Rebolledo........................................ #4 singles Kathryn Scott............................................... #5 singles Eva Marcial................................................... #6 singles

2007 Anna Lubinsky

1996

Wilson Pate

1997

Vanessa Rooks.............................................. #2 singles Monica Rebolledo........................................ #5 singles Julie Beahm.................................................. #6 singles

2004 Jessica Roland

1991

Tami Agassi

2003 Ashley Hedberg

Lynn Staley earned All-America honors in 1991 after finishing the year with a No. 18 final ranking in the ITA Rolex Collegiate Rankings.

so u thw e st R e g ion A war d s ITA / Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship 2008

ITA Player to Watch 2002

earned All-America status after reaching the quarterfinals of the 1987 NCAA Individual Championships.

Jessica Roland

ITA / Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship 1997

Nancy Dingwall

ITA / Senior of the Year

Wilson ITA / Coach of the Year 2002

Kim Labuschagne

Tiffany Clifford

Bobby Kleinecke

ITA / Assistant Coach of the Year 2004

Alison Ojeda

2001

Callie Creighton

1997

Tim Drain

HISTORY

2006

2008

Helga Vieira B i g 1 2 Fr e shman o f th e Y e ar 2001

Jessica Roland

B i g 1 2 N e w c om e r o f th e Y e ar 2006

Sarah Foster

2004

Helga Vieira

earned All-America honors when she advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2005 NCAA Singles Championships after making the draw as an alternate. 2009 Aggie WOMEN’S TENNIS

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I T A S c ho l ar A th l e t e 2008

Elzé Potgieter

2006

KiKi Burns Anna Lubinsky Nicki Mechem Raquel Wagner

2005

Anna Lubinsky Nicki Mechem Lauren Walker

2004

Danielle Lee Anna Lubinsky Nicki Mechem Roberta Spencer Lauren Walker

2003 The Aggies captured A&M’s first Big 12 regular-season title.

2004 The Aggies reached the NCAA Round of 16 after winning the Big 12 Tournament and receiving the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Championships.

A c a d e mi c A l l - Distri c t

HISTORY

62

Nancy Dingwall............................................singles Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate......................doubles

1995

Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate......................doubles

1994

Nancy Dingwall............................................singles Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate......................doubles

1991

Lynn Staley...................................................singles

1990

Lynn Staley...................................................singles Cindy Churchwell.........................................singles

1989

Susan Williams.............................................singles Lisa Keller.....................................................singles

1987

Kim Labuschagne.........................................singles

1986

Gaye Lynne Gensler / Vanne Akagi..............doubles Kim Labuschagne / Karen Marshall..............doubles

1983

Vanne Akagi.................................................singles

S o u thw e st Con f e r e n c e Cham p ions 1996

Julie Beahm.................................................. #6 singles Julie Beahm / Vanessa Rooks....................... #3 doubles

1995

Julie Beahm.................................................. #6 singles Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate...................... #1 doubles Julie Beahm / Monica Rebolledo................. #3 doubles

1994

Julie Beahm / Lonna Logan.......................... #3 doubles

1993

Christine DiNardo......................................... #5 singles

1991

Tami Agassi.................................................. #2 singles

1990

Cindy Churchwell......................................... #3 singles Tami Agassi.................................................. #5 singles Joanne Maki................................................. #6 singles

1989

Susan Williams / Derryn Haygarth............... #3 doubles

1988

Cindy Churchwell......................................... #3 singles Susan Williams / Cindy Crawford................. #3 doubles

1986

Gaye Lynne Gensler..................................... #3 singles Laura Liong................................................... #6 singles

1985

Kim Labuschagne......................................... #3 singles

T e x as A & M Uni v e rsity

Anna Lubinsky Nicki Mechem

2006

Anna Lubinsky Nicki Mechem (2nd team)

2005

Lauren Walker (2nd team)

A c a d e mi c All-Big 12

A l l - S o u thw e st Con f e r e n c e 1996

2007

1986 The Lady Aggies won the Southwest Conference regular season trophy and earned a spot in the NCAA Championships.

Dr . Pr e nti c e Ga u tt Postg ra d u at e S c ho l arshi p 2005

Nancy Dingwall finished her career as the winningest singles and doubles player in school history. She also won the coveted Texas A&M Pacesetter Award.

Lauren Walker

A c a d e mi c A l l - A m e ri c an 1999

Monica San Miguel

1997

Nancy Dingwall

1998

Monica Rebolledo Monica San Miguel

2008

Marisa Druss Elzé Potgieter Tiffany Clifford (2nd team)

2007

Anna Lubinsky Nicki Mechem Tiffany Clifford (2nd team) Sarah Foster (2nd team)

2006

Marisa Druss Anna Lubinsky Nicki Mechem Tiffany Clifford (2nd team)

2005

Anna Lubinsky Lauren Walker

2004

Danielle Lee Nicki Mechem Roberta Spencer Lauren Walker Velvet Canada (2nd Team)

2003

Ashley Hedberg Roberta Spencer

2002

Robyn Bassett Ashley Hedberg Martina Nedorostova Roberta Spencer

2001

Danielle N. Lee Eva Marcial Martina Nedorostova

2000

Martina Nedorostova Lisa Dingwall Kathryn Scott

1999

Monica de la Torre Danielle N. Lee Martina Nedorostova Monica San Miguel

1998

Lisa Dingwall Danielle N. Lee Monica Rebolledo Monica San Miguel

1997

Nancy Dingwall Monica Rebolledo Monica San Miguel

a l l - tim e a g g i e l e a d e rs S e ason H i g h W ins S in g l e s Name

Kim Labuschagne

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 10.

Kim Labuschagne Anna Lubinsky Monica Rebolledo Ashley Hedberg Lynn Staley Nicki Mechem Nicki Mechem Christi Liles Helga Vieira Elzé Potgieter Anna Blagodarova Julie Beahm Nancy Dingwall Cindy Churchwell Helen Christiaanse Gaye Lynne Gensler Kim Labuschagne

Do u b l e s

Wins

Year

42 33 33 31 31 30 30 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28

1986-87 2003-04 1995-96 2001-02 1989-90 2003-04 2002-03 2007-08 2003-04 2006-07 2004-05 1996-97 1993-94 1987-88 1985-86 1985-86 1985-86

Name

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Wins

Year

42 41 40 38 32 31 31 30 29 29 29

1985-86 1985-86 1985-86 1985-86 2007-08 2006-07 2003-04 2006-07 2007-08 2003-04 2003-04

Vanne Akagi Kim Labuschagne Gaye Lynne Gensler Karen Marshall Stephanie Davidson Nicki Mechem Nicki Mechem Anna Lubinsky Anna Blagodarova Anna Lubinsky Jessica Roland

Vanne Akagi

T ota l Car e e r W ins S in g l e s

Do u b l e s

Name

Wins

No. of Years

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

113 109 100 95 92 92 88 85 83 82

4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4

Nicki Mechem Anna Lubinsky Anna Blagodarova Monica Rebolledo Nancy Dingwall Lynn Staley Kim Labuschagne Cindy Churchwell Jessica Roland Julie Beahm

Name

Wins

No. of Years

1. Nicki Mechem 2. Anna Lubinsky 3. Jessica Roland 4. Anna Blagodarova Tiffany Clifford 6. Nancy Dingwall 7. Martina Nedorostova Gaye Lynne Gensler 9. Vanne Akagi 10. Leah Killen Wilson Pate

117 107 100 93 93 92 88 86 85 84 84

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Nicki Mechem

Anna Lubinsky

S e ason H i g h W innin g P e r c e nta g e S in g l e s Win %   Year     Record

Name

Win %   Year     Record

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

.861 .840 .837 .826 .810 .806 .800 .794 .786 .783

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

.875 .861 .857 .857 .842 .837 .808 .806 .803 .800 .800 .800

Ashley Hedberg Vanne Akagi Anna Lubinsky Morgan Frank Nicki Mechem Julie Beahm Julie Beahm Monica Rebolledo Monica Rebolledo Christi Liles

2001-02 1982-83 2003-04 2007-08 2003-04 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1995-96 2007-08

31-5 21-4 36-7 19-4 30-7 29-7 28-7 27-7 33-9 29-8

Morgan Frank Nicki Mechem Elzé Potgieter Anna Lubinsky Stephanie Davidson Nicki Mechem Shelly Stockman Wilson Pate Kim Labuschagne Nancy Dingwall Susan Williams Gaye Lynne Gensler

2007-08 2006-07 2007-08 2006-07 2007-08 2003-04 1983-84 1993-94 1985-86 1993-94 1988-89 1983-84

21-  3 31-  5 18-  3 30- 5 32-  6 31-  6 21-  5 25-  6 41-10 28-  7 20-  5 16-  4

Morgan Frank

Fina l Car e e r W in P e r c e nta g e S in g l e s

Monica Rebolledo

Do u b l e s

Name

Wins

No. of Years

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

.728 .725 .724 .707 .703 .701 .692 .690 .681 .667

3 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 3

Ashley Hedberg Monica Rebolledo Nicki Mechem Julie Beahm Anna Lubinsky Helga Vieira Kim Labuschagne Leah Killen Eva Marcial Olivia Karlikova

HISTORY

Ashley Hedberg

Do u b l e s

Name

Name

Wins

No. of Years

1. 2. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10.

.793 .754 .754 .750 .750 .724 .724 .722 .719 .691

2 4 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 2

Karen Marshall Nicki Mechem Michelle Sammons Olivia Karlikova Liliana Fernandez Leah Killen Wilson Pate Anna Lubinsky Nancy Dingwall Majorie Terburgh

Records as of Aug. 18, 2008

Karen Marshall 2009 Aggie WOMEN’S TENNIS

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S O U T H W E S T C O N FE R E N CE H I S T O R Y No. 1 Doubles Champion

Player of the Year

1995-96

Year       No. 1 Singles Champion          Farley Taylor..........................Texas

Moros / Taylor........................ Texas

Farley Taylor................................ Texas

Coach of the Year Bobby Kleinecke........................ Texas A&M

1994-95

Kelly Pace..............................Texas

Dingwall / Pate . ..........................Texas A&M

Kelly Pace.................................... Texas

Jeff Moore.................................. Texas

1993-94

Lucie Ludvigova....................Texas

Moe / Pace.............................. Texas

Lucie Ludvigova........................... Texas

Paul Blankenship........................ Rice

1992-93

Susan Gilchrist......................Texas

Gilchrist / Paynter................... Texas

Susan Gilchrist............................. Texas

Jeff Moore.................................. Texas

1991-92

Claire Sessions......................SMU

Gilchrist / Paynter................... Texas

Claire Sessions............................. SMU

Jeff Moore.................................. Texas

1990-91

Susan Gilchrist......................Texas

Gilchrist / Plautz..................... Texas

Susan Gilchrist............................. Texas

Roland Ingram............................ TCU

1989-90

Susan Gilchrist......................Texas

Gilchrist / Plautz..................... Texas

Susan Gilchrist............................. Texas

Cathy Beene............................... Houston

1988-89

Diana Merrett.......................Texas

Evert / Santrock...................... SMU

Diana Merrett.............................. Texas

Jeff Moore.................................. Texas

1987-88

Rene Simpson.......................TCU

Evert / Christensen................. SMU

Jennifer Santrock......................... SMU

Jai DiLouie.................................. SMU

1986-87

Beverly Bowes......................Texas

Renschler / Field..................... Texas

Beverly Bowes............................. Texas

Jeff Moore.................................. Texas

1985-86

Wendy Wood........................Rice

Foxworth / Almgren................ Houston

Wendy Wood.............................. Rice

Bobby Kleinecke . ............................Texas A&M

1984-85

Wendy Wood........................Rice

Bowes / Callen........................ Texas

Beverly Bowes............................. Texas

Jeff Moore.................................. Texas

1983-84

Kathleen Cummings..............Texas

Wood / Rudd.......................... Rice

Kathleen Cummings.................... Texas

Jeff Moore.................................. Texas

1982-83

Margaret Redfearn...............Houston

Redfearn / Tacon..................... Houston

Margaret Redfearn...................... Houston

Jeff Moore.................................. Texas

A l l - T im e S W C S tan d in g s 1996

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

1995 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 8.

Texas* Texas A&M Rice Baylor SMU TCU Houston Texas Tech

HISTORY

1994

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Nancy Dingwall and Wilson Pate

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

S W C A l l - D e c a d e T e nnis T e am First T e am Beverly Bowes, Texas Kathleen Cummings, Texas Susan Gilchrist, Texas Kim Labuschagne, Texas A&M Jennifer Santrock, SMU Rene Simpson, TCU Lynn Staley, Texas A&M Wendy Wood, Rice

64

Texas* Rice Texas A&M Baylor SMU Texas Tech TCU Houston

1993

T e x as A & M Uni v e rsity

S e c on d T e am Cindy Churchwell, Texas A&M Stephanie Fess, SMU Anne Grousbeck, Texas Diana Merrett, Texas Tory Plunkett, TCU Claire Sessions, SMU

1987

Texas* Texas A&M Baylor Rice Houston TCU SMU Texas Tech

Texas * TCU Texas A&M Baylor Rice Houston SMU Texas Tech

1991

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1990 Texas* Houston Texas A&M SMU Rice Arkansas TCU Baylor Texas Tech

1989

1992 Texas* TCU Rice SMU Baylor Texas A&M Texas Tech Houston

TCU Texas* Arkansas Texas A&M Rice Houston SMU Texas Tech Baylor

Texas* Texas A&M SMU TCU Arkansas Rice Houston Texas Tech Baylor

1988 SMU Texas* Texas A&M TCU Houston Texas Tech Arkansas Rice Baylor

* - Denotes Southwest Conference Tournament Champion. Starting in 1988, a regular-season champion and tournament champion were recognized.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Texas TCU SMU Houston Texas Tech Arkansas Rice Texas A&M Baylor

1986 Texas A&M SMU Texas Houston TCU Texas Tech Rice Arkansas Baylor

1985 Texas SMU Texas A&M Houston Rice TCU Texas Tech Arkansas Baylor

1984 Texas SMU TCU Houston Rice Texas A&M Texas Tech Arkansas Baylor

1983 Texas Rice Houston SMU Arkansas Texas A&M TCU Texas Tech Baylor

bi g 1 2 c on f e r e n c e history Year

Team

Tournament

Player of the Year

Freshman of the Year

Newcomer of the Year......

Coach of the Year

2008

Baylor

Baylor

Zuzana Zemenova.......... BU

Taylor Ormond.....................BU

Jelena Stanivuk............... BU

Joey Scrivano....................... BU

2007

Baylor / Texas

Baylor

Zuzana Zemenova.......... BU

Vanja Corovic........................UT

Vanja Corovic.................. UT

Nicole Kenneally.................. CU

2006

Baylor

Baylor

Zuzana Zemenova.......... BU

Kim Hartman........................NU

Sarah Foster.................... A&M

Joey Scrivano....................... BU

2005

Baylor

Texas

Zuzana Zemenova.......... BU

Zuzana Zemenova................BU

Zuzana Cerna.................. BU

Scott Jacobson..................... NU

2004

Texas

Texas A&M

Anda Perianu................. OU

Petra Dizdar..........................UT

Helga Vieira.................... A&M

Bobby Kleinecke................. A&M

2003

Baylor / Texas A&M

Oklahoma State

Anda Perianu................. OU

Kendra Strohm.....................UT

Hana Kraftova................. MU

Bobby Kleinecke ................ A&M

2002

Texas

Texas

Alena Jecminkova.......... KSU

Patricia Graf..........................BU

Anda Perianu.................. OU

Kilmeny Waterman.............. KU

2001

Texas / Oklahoma State

Texas

Maria Phillips................. OSU

Jessica Roland .....................A&M

Irina Tereschenko............ TTU

Julius Lubicz-Majewski........ OSU

2000

Texas

Texas

Janet Walker.................. UT

Petra Sedlmajerova..............KSU

Vladka Uhlirova............... UT

Steve Bietau........................ KSU

1999 Texas Texas

Kris Sell.......................... KU . .................................... . ....................................

Martina Nedorostova..........A&M ............................................ ............................................

Biljana Pawlova............... MU ....................................... .......................................

Jenny Garrity....................... KU Mark Johnson...................... OU Jeff Moore........................... UT

1998

Texas

Texas

Sandy Sureephong......... UT

Zana Zlebnik.........................TTU

Raluca Gheorgh.............. OU

Tom Russ............................. CU

1997

Texas

Texas

Cristina Moros............... UT

Nadine Kenzelman...............CU

Barbara Navarro.............. BU

Dave Luedke........................ BU

S I N GLE S c ham p ions N o . 1 Cham p ion

BY POSITION

N o . 3 Cham p ion

N o . 5 Cham p ion

Year

Player             School

Year

Player             School

Year

Player             School

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Zuzana Zemenova.........................BU Anna Lubinsky..............................A&M Zuzana Zemenova.........................BU Zuzana Zemenova.........................BU Petra Dizdar..................................UT Anda Perianu................................OU Anda Perianu................................OU Katja Kovac....................................BU Vladka Uhlirova.............................UT Maria Phillips................................OSU Jahnavi Parekh..............................BU Martina Nedorostova . ................A&M Zana Zlebnik..................................TTU Christie Sim...................................KU

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Anna Blagodarova........................A&M Lenka Broosova.............................BU Anna Blagodarova........................A&M Anna Lubinsky..............................A&M Gabby Baker..................................OU Roberta Spencer . ........................A&M Katia Vasylyeva..............................OSU Eva Novotna..................................KSU Linda Faltnkova.............................OSU Vladka Uhlirova.............................UT Cheryl Mallaiah.............................KU Chrisitine Sues..............................KU Brooke Chiller................................KU

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Morgan Frank...............................A&M Nicki Mechem...............................A&M Marta Tsivka..................................OSU Tiffany Clifford..............................A&M Nicki Mechem...............................A&M Nicki Mechem . ............................A&M Ashley Hedberg ...........................A&M Katia Vasylyeva..............................OSU Kathy Chuda..................................KSU Aggie Bek......................................CU Kathryn Scott ...............................A&M Monica Rebolledo .......................A&M

N o . 2 Cham p ion Player             School

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Courtney Zauft..............................UT Zuzana Cerna................................BU Zuzana Cerna................................BU Tamar Kvaratskhelia......................KSU Helga Vieira..................................A&M Katka Sevcikova.............................MU Linda Faltnkova.............................OSU Katja Kovac....................................BU Katja Kovac....................................BU Brooke Chiller................................KU Lisa Hart........................................NU Vanessa Rooks..............................A&M

Year

Player             School

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Veera Nurmi..................................CU Jana Bielikova................................BU Lauren Simmons...........................OSU Klara Zrustova...............................BU Anna Blagodarova........................A&M Lauren Walker..............................A&M Ewa Radzikowska..........................OSU Kendra Strandemo........................CU Rebekah Forney............................UT Kathy Chuda..................................KSU Joanne Masongsong.....................UT Sandra Fischer...............................CU Monica Rebolledo .......................A&M Vanessa Abel.................................BU

D O U B LE S c ham p ions N O . 1 Cham p ion Year

Player

School

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Reimers / Albers............................NU Clifford / Foster............................A&M Avdeeva / Bukina..........................KU Browning / Wagley.......................TTU Castillejos / Rosenberg.................KSU Juric / Sevcikova............................MU Faltnkova / Kolodynska...............OSU Jecminkova / Cooper....................KSU Jeckminkova / Novotna...............KSU Dolman / Phillips . ........................OSU Stroup / Mracnova........................OU Fischer / Garrow...........................CU Mracnova / Knipp.........................OU Hazzard / Hautova........................OSU

Player             School

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Franziska Jenrian...........................CU Tiffany Clifford..............................A&M Melisa Esposito.............................CU Jennifer Poskitt..............................OSU Marisa Druss.................................A&M Zuzana Krchnakova.......................BU Ristine Olson.................................UT Anna Lubinsky..............................A&M Morgan Sall...................................CU Roberta Spencer...........................A&M Kim Lorenz....................................KU Michelle Krinke.............................UT Frida Borjesson.............................BU Amy Frisch.....................................NU Eva Marcial ..................................A&M Eva Marcial ..................................A&M Julie Beahm .................................A&M

Anna Blagodarova won one doubles and three singles Big 12 titles during her collegiate career.

HISTORY

Year

N o . 4 Cham p ion

N o . 6 Cham p ion Year

BY POSITION

N o . 2 Cham p ion Year

Player

School

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Ormond / Stanivuk........................BU Lubinsky / Mechem......................A&M Lubinsky / Mechem......................A&M Reimers / Skaza.............................NU Dizdar / Marovic...........................UT Dizdar / Marovic...........................UT Hedberg / Walker ........................A&M Blau / Smashey.............................UT Faltnkova / Kolodynska.................OSU Balan / Fernandez.........................NU Bek / Bek.......................................CU Sues / Sidorova.............................KU Sell / Sim.......................................KU

N o . 3 Cham p ion Year

Player

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Davidson / Frank.........................A&M Blagodarova / Sammons..............A&M Esposito / Sedivec.........................CU Hunter / Kovacic...........................TTU Iwinski / Vieira.............................A&M Hunter / Kovacic...........................TTU Baker / Griffin...............................OU Burrows / Strandemo....................CU Brooks / Ovin................................TTU Castillejos / McIver.......................KSU Olszewska / Vasylyeva...................OSU Parekh / Gonzales.........................BU Hautova / Humenikova.................OSU Pampoulova / Watson..................KSU Navarro / Spears...........................BU

School

Sophomore Morgan Frank captured the Big 12 No. 5 singles title and teamed with Stephanie Davidson to take the No.3 doubles crown in 2008.

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T EX A S A & M I N T H E N C A A s I N D I V I DU A L A PPE A R A N CE S 2007

2004

University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Round of 64 Susie Babos, California def. Anna Lubinsky, A&M ... 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-2

Round of 32 Caitlin Collins / Sanaz Marand, North Carolina def. Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster, A&M ... 6-2, 6-2

2006 Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

Round of 64 Dianne Hollands, Arizona def. Jessia Roland, A&M…6-0, 6-2

Round of 32 Jessica Roland / Helga Vieira, A&M def. Sofia Holden / Barbora Zahnova, BYU…6-2, 6-4

Round of 16 Maja Kovacek / Sandy Lukowski, New Mexico def. Jessica Roland / Helga Vieira, A&M …6-1, 6-4

Tiffany Clifford and Sarah Foster were the highest ranked doubles team in the Big 12 Conference and received their second consecutive automatic bid to the NCAA Doubles Championships in 2007.

Round of 64 Anna Lubinsky, A&M def. Gira Schofield, South Carolina ... 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Round of 32 Amber Liu, Stanford def. Anna Lubinsky, Texas A&M ... 6-1, 6-2 Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster, A&M def. Megan Moulton / Katrina Zoricic, William & Mary ... 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2)

Round of 16

2003 University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Round of 64 Jessica Roland, A&M def. Alicia Pillay, Tulsa…2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Round of 32

1989

Amber Liu, Stanford def. Jessica Roland, A&M…6-3, 6-3

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Sara Anundsen / Jenna Long, North Carolina def. Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster, A&M ... 6-2, 7-6 (4)

Ziva Grasic / Kendra Strohm, Texas def. Jessica Roland / Roberta Spencer, A&M …6-4, 6-4

2005

2002

University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

Round of 64 Helga Vieira, A&M def. Nicole Leimbach, Southern Carlifornia…7-5, 6-2

Round of 32 Helga Vieira, A&M def. Zsuzsanna Fodor, Mississippi State…5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Round of 16 Riza Zalameda, UCLA def. Helga Vieira, A&M …6-1, 7-5

Anna Lubinsky received at-large berths to the NCAA Singles Championships in both 2006 and 2007.

Round of 32 1996

Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

Round of 32

Bleeker / Merchant, Florida def. Wilson Pate / Nancy Dingwall, A&M…6-4, 7-5

1994 University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Round of 32 Jensen / Koves, Kansas def. Wilson Pate / Nancy Dingwall, A&M…7-5, 6-1

1993 University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Round of 64 Katrin Guenther, William & Mary def. Janine Burton-Durham, A&M…6-2, 6-2

T e x as A & M Uni v e rsity

UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.

Round of 64 Kim Labuschagne, A&M def. Leslie Hakala, BYU… 6-0, 6-4

Round of 32 Kim Labuschagne, A&M def. Mary Dineen, Rollins…6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Round of 16 Kim Labuschagne, A&M def. Ranata Baranski, Oklahoma State…7-5, 6-4

Round of 8 Jennifer Santrock, SMU def. Kim Labuschagne, A&M…7-5, 6-2

1986

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

University of Texas, Austin,Texas

Round of 64

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1987

1990

Lynn Staley, A&M def. Camilla Ohrman, Pepperdine…6-3, 6-2

Texas A&M’s George P. Mitchell Tennis Center is the site of the 2009 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships.

Cooper / Sampras, UCLA def. Gaye Lynne Gensler / Lisa Keller, A&M… 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

Round of 32 1997

1988 UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.

Round of 32 Simone Jardim / Kim Niggemeyer, Fresno State def. Ashley Hedberg / Jessica Roland, A&M…7-5, 7-6 (6)

Hora / Hunt, Miami (Fla.) def. Lisa Dingwall / Nancy Dingwall, A&M…6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2

HISTORY

Round of 32 Fletcher / Lozano, California def. Robin Mawdsley / Lisa Keller, A&M…6-1, 6-1

Round of 32 Susan Gilchrist, Texas def. Lynn Staley, A&M…6-1, 6-2

Round of 32 Hetherington / Martin, Florida def. Vanne Akagi / Gaye Lynne Gensler, A&M…6-1, 7-5 Fuchs / Thomas, UCLA def. Kim Labuschagne / Karen Marshall, A&M…6-3, 6-4

N C A A T E A M A PPE A R A N CE S

First Round

   Singles

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 4

Washin g ton .. . . . 1

Taube Family Tennis Stadium, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

37 Venise Chan................. UW Christi Liles......................... A&M Anna Blagodarova.............. A&M Morgan Frank..................... A&M Tiffany Clifford.................... A&M Stephanie Davidson........... A&M #

def. def. def. vs. vs. def.

104 Elzé Potgieter.....................A&M Aleksandra Malovic...................UW Tara Simpson.............................UW Joyce Ardies...............................UW Kelsey Anonsen.........................UW Allison Rainey............................UW #

   Doubles 1. #51 Blagodarova / Clifford.. A&M def. Ardies / Simpson........................UW 2. Liles / Potgieter.................. A&M 3. Davidson / Frank............. A&M

vs. Anonsen / Chan.........................UW def. Malovic / Radunovic..................UW

7-5, 6-3 6-3, 6-3 6-0, 6-3 DNF DNF 6-3, 6-1 8-4 DNF 8-4

   Singles

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

S tan f or d .. . . . . . . 4

   Singles 1. #3 Hilary Barte.................... STAN def.

Second Round

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

13 Jessica Nguyen............. STAN Anna Blagodarova.............. A&M # 66 Lindsay Burdette.......... STAN # 68 Whitney Deason.......... STAN # 95 Carolyn McVeigh.......... STAN #

vs. def. vs. def. def.

T EX A S A & M . . . . . . . 1

# 104 Elzé Potgieter.....................A&M Christi Liles.................................A&M # 65 Celia Durkin.........................STAN Morgan Frank............................A&M Tiffany Clifford...........................A&M Stephanie Davidson...................A&M

6-0, 6-2 DNF 6-2, 6-1 DNF 6-3, 6-3 6-3, 6-0

   Doubles 1. #9 Barte / Burdette............. STAN def.

# 51 Blagodarova / Clifford..........A&M 8-1 2. Liles / Potgieter.................. A&M def. #49 Deason / Nguyen.................STAN 8-6 3. Durkin / McVeigh............... STAN def. Davidson / Frank.....................A&M 9-8 (2)

66 Helga Vieira . ............... A&M Lauren Walker ................... A&M # 86 Anna Lubinsky . ........... A&M Anna Blagodarova.............. A&M Tiffany Clifford . ................. A&M Marisa Druss...................... A&M #

2007

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 4

First Round

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

T CU .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Baylor Tennis Center, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Sarah Foster....................... A&M # 57 Ana Cetnik................... TCU Anna Blagodarova.............. A&M Nicki Mechem.................... A&M Marisa Druss...................... A&M

def. def. vs. def. def.

   Doubles 1. #31 Clifford / Foster............ A&M vs. 2. 50 Lubinsky / Mechem..... A&M 3. Blagodarova / Sammons.A&M #

114 Nina Munch-Soegaard.......TCU 84 Anna Sydorska.....................TCU # 113 Elzé Potgieter.....................A&M Kewa Nichols.............................TCU Andrea Morgado.......................TCU Karine Ionesco...........................TCU # #

4 Cetnik / Sydorska...................TCU def. Munch-Soegaard / Nichols........TCU def. Ionesco / Morgado....................TCU #

DNF 7-6 (3), 6-2 6-3, 6-1 DNF 6-1, 6-2 6-2, 6-2 DNF 8-4 8-5

B AY L O R . . . . . . . . . . . 4

   Singles 1. #25 Anna Lubinsky.............. A&M vs.

Second Round

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

49 Zuzana Cerna............... BAY # 113 Elzé Potgieter............. A&M Zuzana Chmelarova............ BAY Nicki Mechem.................... A&M Klara Zrustova.................... BAY #

   Doubles 1. Broosova / Cerna............... BAY Mechem..... A&M

2. 50 Lubinsky / 3. #49 Mihaylova / Zemenova.BAY #

def. vs. def. def. def.

T EX A S A & M . . . . . . . 1

# 18 Zuzana Zemenova................BAY Sarah Foster...............................A&M # 74 Lenka Broosova...................BAY Anna Blagodarova......................A&M Iva Mihaylova.............................BAY Marisa Druss..............................A&M

def. #31 Clifford / Foster....................A&M vs. Chmelarova / Zrustova..............BAY def. Blagodarova / Sammons........A&M

DNF 6-4, 6-2 DNF 6-2, 6-0 6-4, 6-2 6-2, 6-3 8-3 DNF 8-1

T e x as . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

   Singles 1. #66 Helga Vieira . ............... A&M vs. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

92 Mia Marovic . .............. UT # 86 Anna Lubinsky . ........... A&M Katie Ruckert...................... UT Tiffany Clifford.................... A&M Ristine Olson...................... UT #

def. def. def. vs. def.

T EX A S A & M . . . . . . . 1

# 54 Petra Dizdar.........................UT Lauren Walker . .........................A&M # 84 Kendra Strohm . ..................UT Anna Blagodarova......................A&M Courtney Zauft . ........................UT Marisa Druss..............................A&M

   Doubles 1. #49 Lubinsky / Walker........ A&M vs. 2. Dizdar / Marovic................ UT 3. Baritot / Zauft.................... UT

# 28 Ruckert / Strohm ................UT def. Blagodarova / Clifford................A&M def. Iwinski / Vieira...........................A&M

2004

DNF 7-5, 6-2 6-1, 6-3 6-2, 6-4 DNF 6-4, 6-1 DNF 8-3 8-3

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 4

   Singles 1. #20 Jessica Roland ............. A&M vs. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

119 Helga Vieira . ............. A&M Roberta Spencer ............... A&M Lauren Walker ................... A&M Nicki Mechem ................... A&M Anna Lubinsky . ................. A&M #

def. vs. def. vs. def.

Ariana Marshall.........................SU Kelli Nabors . .............................SU Isoke Perry ................................SU Tania Hicks.................................SU Sarah Johnson . .........................SU Jennifer Floyd............................SU

   Doubles 1. Roland / Walker ................ A&M vs.

Hicks / Marshall ........................SU 2. Spencer / Vieira ................ A&M def. Johnson / Perry . .......................SU & 3. Lubinsky / Mechem .......... A M def. Floyd / Nabors ..........................SU

A ri z ona S t . . . . . . 1

Baylor Tennis Center, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

64 Roxanne Clarke............ ASU Anna Blagodarova.............. A&M Rebecca Rankin.................. ASU Tiffany Clifford.................... A&M Wendy Pilecka.................... ASU #

vs. def. def. def. vs.

Sarah Foster...............................A&M Katy Pooler................................ASU Nicki Mechem............................A&M Jessica Leitch.............................ASU Marisa Druss..............................A&M

   Doubles 1. #25 Clifford / Foster............ A&M def. 2. Lubinsky / Mechem........... A&M 3. Pilecka / Rankin.................. ASU

# 16 Clarke / Pooler.....................ASU def. Capannolo / Leitch.....................ASU def. Blagodarova / Druss..................A&M

6-4, 6-4 DNF 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 6-0, 6-1 6-0, 7-5 DNF 8-6 8-5 8-4

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 4 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

# 119 Helga Vieira . ............. A&M Roberta Spencer ............... A&M Lauren Walker ................... A&M Nicki Mechem ................... A&M Anna Lubinsky . ................. A&M

def. vs. def. def. vs.

Kit Carson . ................................SMU Jenny Langer .............................SMU Nadia Vaughan..........................SMU Lynsie Jones ..............................SMU Halley Rambally.........................SMU

   Singles 1. #6 Zuzana Zemenova.......... BAY 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

16 Zuzana Cerna............... BAY Daniela Covello.................. BAY # 95 Klara Zrustova.............. BAY Iva Mihaylova..................... BAY Zuzana Krchnakova............ BAY #

   Doubles 1. Cerna / Covello.................. BAY 2. Lubinsky / Mechem........... A&M 3. Krchnakova / Zemenova.... BAY

def. def. vs. vs. def. vs.

T EX A S A & M . . . . . . . 0

# 57 Anna Lubinsky.....................A&M Sarah Foster...............................A&M Anna Blogodarova.....................A&M Nicki Mechem............................A&M Tiffany Clifford...........................A&M Marisa Druss..............................A&M

def. #25 Clifford / Foster....................A&M def. Mihaylova / Zrustova.................BAY def. Blagodarova / Druss..................A&M

6-2, 7-5 6-2, 6-1 DNF DNF 6-2, 6-1 DNF 8-3 8-3 8-3

6-3, 6-4 DNF 6-2, 6-2 6-4, 6-1 DNF

   Doubles 1. Carson / Langer.................. SMU def. Roland / Walker ........................A&M 8-5 2. Jones / Vaughan . .............. SMU def. Spencer / Vieira ........................A&M 9-7 3. Lubinsky / Mechem .......... A&M def. Kouzmenko / Leuszler................SMU 8-6

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 1

Dan Magill Tennis Complex, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

   Singles 1. #6 Julie Coin . ..................... CU 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

68 Daniela Alvarez............ CU Roberta Spencer ............... A&M Lauren Walker ................... A&M Nicki Mechem ................... A&M Karen Rombouts ............... CU #

def. def. def. vs. vs. def.

20 Jessica Roland......................A&M 119 Helga Vieira.......................A&M Alix Lacelarie..............................CU Maria Brito................................CU Ioana Paun.................................CU Anna Lubinsky...........................A&M # #

   Doubles 1. Roland / Walker................. A&M def. #31 Alvarez / Brito .....................CU 2. Coin / Lacelarie ................. CU 3. LeSaldo / Rambouts .......... CU

def. Spencer / Vieira ........................A&M def. Lubinsky / Mechem ..................A&M

6-0, 6-2 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 6-0, 3-0 (ret.) DNF DNF 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 8-1 8-3 8-3

2003

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 4 L S U .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Texas A&M Tennis Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

   Singles 1. #71 Jessica Roland ............. A&M def. Rocio Fantilli .............................LSU

Second Round

B AY L O R . . . . . . . . . . . 4

SMU. ............... 1

   Singles 1. #20 Jessica Roland ............. A&M def. #79 Svetlana Kouzmenko...........SMU 6-2, 6-4

DNF 8-1 8-1

Round of Sixteen

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 4

DNF 6-0, 6-0 DNF 6-1, 6-0 DNF 6-0, 6-0

HISTORY

2006

S o u th e rn. . . . . . . . 0

Mitchell Tennis Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

C l e mson .. . . . . . . . 4

   Singles 1. #57 Anna Lubinsky . ........... A&M def. #72 Sabraina Capannolo.............ASU

First Round

6-4, 3-0 (ret.) 6-4, 6-1 DNF 6-3, 6-3 DNF DNF

2. Blagodarova / Clifford ....... A&M def. Ortiz-Luis / Tempelfelde............UNLV 8-5 3. Zsiros / Smith..................... UNLV def. Iwinski / Vieira ..........................A&M 8-6

Second Round

# 34 Elena Gantcheva..................UNLV Gyorgyi Zsiros ...........................UNLV Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis ...............UNLV Sharon Marin.............................UNLV Cindy Treber .............................UNLV Claire Smith...............................UNLV

   Singles 1. #57 Anna Lubinsky . ........... A&M vs.

def. def. vs. def. vs. vs.

   Doubles 1. #49 Lubinsky / Walker ....... A&M def. Gantcheva / Marin . ..................UNLV 8-1

First Round

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 4 U N LV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Penick-Allison Tennis Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

2005

Second Round

First Round

2008

Second Round

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Ashley Hedberg . ............... A&M Roberta Spencer ............... A&M Lauren Walker ................... A&M Nicki Mechem ................... A&M Seva Iwinski . ..................... A&M

def. vs. vs. def. vs.

   Doubles 1. #35 Roland / Spencer ........ A&M vs.

Jessica Ferguson .......................LSU Marina Chiarelli ........................LSU Amanda Mang ..........................LSU Camila Caliari ............................LSU Daysi Espina ..............................LSU

Fantilli / Seaman .......................LSU 2. Hedberg / Walker . ............ A&M def. Chiarelli / Ferguson . .................LSU 3. Lee / Mechem . ................. A&M def. Caliari / Mang ...........................LSU

6-2, 6-3 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 DNF DNF 7-5, 6-0 DNF DNF 8-5 8-5

2009 Aggie WOMEN’S TENNIS

67

2. Jacobs / Scheldt................. CAL 3. Havlicek / Lynch................. CAL

def. #35 Roland / Spencer ................A&M def. Hedberg / Walker .....................A&M vs. Lee / Mechem . .........................A&M

DNF 6-4, 6-1 6-1, 6-1 DNF 6-3, 6-0 DNF 8-4 8-6 DNF

2002

T CU .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 1

Penick-Allison Tennis Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

   Singles 1. Paty Aburto........................ TCU def. Jessica Roland............................A&M 6-2, 6-4

First Round

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Katrin Gaber....................... TCU Saber Pierce....................... TCU Rosa Perez.......................... TCU Ashley Hedberg.................. A&M Karla Mancinas.................. TCU

def. vs. vs. def. def.

Olivia Karlikova..........................A&M Martina Nedorostova................A&M Majorie Terburgh.......................A&M Leoni Weirich.............................TCU Roberta Spencer........................A&M

   Doubles 1. Aburto / Perez.................... TCU

def. Roland / Hedberg......................A&M 2. Nedorostova / Terburgh..... A&M def. Pierce / Weirich.........................TCU 3. Mancinas / Gaber.............. TCU def. Bassett / Lee..............................A&M

2001

T u l an e .. . . . . . . . . . . 4

First Round

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Julie Morris........................ TUL Olivia Karlikova.................. A&M Nancy Kockott.................... TUL Majorie Terburgh............... A&M Anneli Axsater.................... TUL

def. def. def. def. def. def.

   Doubles 1. Roland / Terburgh.............. A&M def. Bergman / Morris......................TUL 2. Hedberg / Nedorostova..... A&M def. Kockott / Mikhailova..................TUL 3. Karlikova / Marcial............. A&M vs. Axsater / Monhartova...............TUL

8-3 8-3 DNF

2000

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 5

K e nt u c ky. . . . . . . . 4

Hellman Stadium, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

   Singles 1. Olivia Karlikova.................. A&M def. Carolina Mayorga......................KY

First Round

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Brooke Skeen..................... KY Leah Killen.......................... A&M Lauren Rookledge.............. KY Eva Marcial......................... A&M Amy Trefethen................... KY

def. def. def. def. def.

Haas................................A&M

Cassie Sarah Whitten............................KY Lisa Dingwall..............................A&M Jill Buckley.................................KY Kathryn Scott.............................A&M

   Doubles 1. Dingwall / Karlikova........... A&M def. #29 Mayorga / Whitten..............KY 2. Marcial / Scott.................... A&M def. Bradwell / Skeen........................KY 3. Buckley / Rookledge.......... KY def. Haas / Killen...............................A&M

Ca l i f ornia .. . . . . 5  

Regional Semifinals

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Amy Jensen........................ CAL #69 Claire Curran............... CAL #61 Karoline Borgersen...... CAL Christina Fusano................ CAL Morisa Yang....................... CAL

   Doubles 1. Curran / Jensen.................. CAL 2. #7 Borgersen / Kurimay ..... CAL 3. Fusano / Lee...................... CAL

def. def. def. def. def. vs. vs. vs. vs.

6-4, 6-3 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 6-1, 6-2 6-2, 6-2 6-4, 6-2 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 8-5 8-5 8-2

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 0

Olivia Karlikova..........................A&M Cassie Haas................................A&M Leah Killen.................................A&M Lisa Dingwall..............................A&M Eva Marcial................................A&M Kathryn Scott.............................A&M

6-1, 6-1 6-4, 6-3 6-2, 6-0 6-2, 6-4 6-0, 6-0 DNF

Karlikova...................A&M

Dingwall / DNP Marcial / Scott...........................A&M DNP & Haas / Killen...............................A M DNP

1998

H o u ston . . . . . . . . . 5

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 3

“Dub” Robinson Tennis Stadium, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

   Singles 1. Susanne Andersson............ HOU def. Lisa Dingwall..............................A&M 6-2, 7-5 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

First Round

HISTORY

   Singles 1. #18 Anita Kurimay.............. CAL

Lucianne Kelbert................ HOU Mette Sigmunstad.............. HOU Monica Rebolledo.............. A&M Kathryn Scott..................... A&M Eva Marcial......................... A&M

def. def. def. def. def.

   Doubles 1. Dingwall / Rooks................ A&M vs.

Vanessa Rooks...........................A&M Monica San Miguel....................A&M # 84 Galina Seliounina.................HOU Jane Brown................................HOU Sarah Bolle.................................HOU

6-3, 6-1 6-1, 6-4 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (2) 6-4, 6-4 6-1, 6-2

43 Andersson / Sigmunstad........HOU DNF 2. Kelbert / Seliounina........... HOU def. Marcial / Scott...........................A&M 8-2 3. Bolle / Brown..................... HOU def. Rebolledo / San Miguel.............A&M 8-2 #

1997

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 5

R i c e .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Jake Hess Tennis Stadium, Rice University, Houston, Texas

First Rd

   Singles 1. Nancy Dingwall.................. A&M def. Paula Myslivecek.......................Rice

68

2. Elle Lewis........................... Rice def. Vanessa Rooks...........................A&M 3. Lisa Dingwall...................... A&M def. Jessica Gagnon..........................Rice 4. Jennifer Velasco................. Rice def. Monica San Miguel....................A&M

L S U .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5    Singles 1. Suzana Rodrigues............... LSU Laura Olave........................ LSU Ann Mores......................... LSU Jennifer Barr...................... LSU Jamie Vallotton.................. LSU Nikki Rasheed.................... LSU

   Doubles 1. Olave / Rodrigues.............. LSU

6-2, 6-2 6-3, 6-2 6-2, 6-1 6-1, 6-2

2. Barr / Mores...................... LSU 3. Rasheed / Vallotton........... LSU

8-2 8-3 DNF

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 0

Nancy Dingwall..........................A&M Vanessa Rooks...........................A&M Lisa Dingwall..............................A&M Monica San Miguel....................A&M Monica Rebolledo......................A&M Julie Beahm...............................A&M

vs. Dingwall / Dingwall....................A&M def. Scott / Dees...............................A&M vs. Beahm / Rooks...........................A&M

1996 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 5

6-3, 6-2 6-3, 6-3 7-5, 6-0 6-2, 6-0 DNF DNF DNF 8-6 DNP

B ay l or .. . . . . . . . . . 1

Omar Smith Tennis Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Wilson Pate........................ A&M Vanessa Rooks................... A&M Carolyn McGrath................ BU Monica Rebolledo.............. A&M Julie Beahm........................ A&M

def. def. def. def. def.

   Doubles 1. Dingwall / Pate................... A&M vs.

Hortensia Hernadez...................BU Julie Hamilton............................BU Lonna Logan..............................A&M Sarah Chester............................BU Sophie Goldschmidt..................BU

4-6, 6-4, 6-0 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 6-2, 6-1 7-5, 3-6, 6-0 6-2, 6-2 6-1, 6-2

McGarth / Knipp........................BU

DNF

2. DNP 3. DNP

T e x as A & M .. . . . . . 5

   Singles 1. Maria Pavlidou................... ARK 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Wilson Pate........................ A&M Adriana Garcia................... ARK Brandy Brown.................... ARK Monica Rebolledo.............. A&M Julie Beahm........................ A&M

def. def. def. def. def. def.

A rkansas . . . . . . . . 3

Nancy Dingwall..........................A&M Kendra Howard..........................ARK Vanessa Rooks...........................A&M Lonna Logan..............................A&M Louise Ostling............................ARK Robin Juels.................................ARK

   Doubles 1. Dingwall / Pate................... A&M def. Brown / Pavlidou.......................ARK 2. Logan / Robolledo.............. A&M 3. Beahm / Rooks................... A&M

vs. Garcia / Howard.........................ARK def. Ostling / Santiago......................ARK

7-5, 6-2 6-3, 6-3 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 7-6, 1-6, 6-3 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 6-3, 6-2 6-1, 6-3 DNF 6-1, 6-2

Van d e rbi lt .. . . . 5 t e x as A & M . . . . . . . 3    Singles 1. Nancy Dingwall.................. A&M def. Meredith Chiles.........................VAN 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Callie Creighton.................. VAN # 87 Kim Schiff..................... VAN Sarah Brown....................... VAN Monica Rebolledo.............. A&M Spencer Shelfer.................. VAN

def. def. def. def. def.

Wilson Pate................................A&M Vanessa Rooks...........................A&M Lonna Logan..............................A&M Leah Morelos.............................VAN Julie Beahm...............................A&M

6-1, 5-7, 6-3 6-0, 6-3 6-2, 6-1 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-2 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3) 7-5, 6-2

   Doubles 1. #43 Dingwall / Pate............. A&M def.

# 24 Schiff / Chiles.......................VAN 7-5, 6-1 2. Creighton / Brown............. VAN vs. Logan / Rebolledo......................A&M DNF 3. Shelfer / Morelos............... VAN def. Beahm / Rooks...........................A&M 6-3, 6-3

1989

A ri z ona. . . . . . . . . . 5

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 1

UF Varsity Courts, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

   Singles 1. Betsy Sommerville............. AZ Banni Redhair.................... AZ Danielle Scott..................... AZ Cindy Churchwell............... A&M Danielle Klurman............... AZ Nancy Breen...................... AZ

def. def. def. def. def. def.

   Doubles 1. Keller / Mawdsley.............. A&M vs. 2. Churchwell / Staley............ A&M vs. 3. Haygarth / Williams........... A&M vs.

Lisa Keller...................................A&M Susan Williams...........................A&M Robyn Mawdsley.......................A&M Henrietta Knols..........................AZ Lynn Staley.................................A&M Jenifer Jones..............................A&M

6-3, 6-1 6-2, 6-2 6-1, 6-3 6-1, 6-2 7-6, 6-2 6-4, 6-2

Redhair / Sommerville...............AZ Knols / Scott...............................AZ Breen / Klurman........................AZ

DNP DNP DNP

so u th e rn c a l .. 8

1986

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 1

Penick-Allison Tennis Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

   Singles 1. Caroline Kuhlman.............. USC def. Vanne Akagi...............................A&M 7-6, 6-1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Kim Labuschagne............... A&M Mauve Quinlan.................. USC Mary Norwood.................. USC Ginny Purdy....................... USC Claudia Hernandez............. USC

def. def. def. def. def.

Helena Steden...........................USC Gaye Lynne Gensler...................A&M Karen Marshall...........................A&M Helen Christiaanse.....................A&M Laura Liong................................A&M

3-6, 6-1, 6-3 6-3, 6-3 6-1, 6-1 6-0, 6-2 6-0, 6-0

   Doubles 1. Kuhlman / Levy.................. USC def. Akagi / Gensler..........................A&M 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 2. Steden / Norwood............. USC 3. Purdy / Quinlan.................. USC

T e x as A & M Uni v e rsity

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

def. def. def. def. vs. vs.

   Singles 1. Nancy Dingwall.................. A&M def. Danielle Knipp............................BU

0-6, 6-2, 6-3 6-1, 6-2 6-2, 5-7, 6-0 6-4, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (1) 6-0, 6-4 6-3, 6-3

7-6, 7-6 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

9-8 (5) 9-8 (0) 8-2

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 3

Martina Nedorostova................A&M # 94 Jessica Roland......................A&M Joyce Bergman...........................TUL Leah Killen.................................A&M Maiko Cook................................TUL Roberta Spencer........................A&M

2. Gagnon / Ivanova............... Rice def. San Miguel / Scott.....................A&M 3. Beahm / Rooks................... A&M vs. Talton / Velacso.........................Rice

Courtney Tennis Center, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.

   Singles 1. #22 Anna Monhartova........ TUL

   Doubles 1. Dingwall / Dingwall............ A&M def. Feasby / Myslivecek...................Rice

6-1, 6-0 DNF DNF 6-1, 6-1 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

First Rd

71 Jessica Roland .....................A&M Ashley Hedberg . .......................A&M Roberta Spencer .......................A&M Lauren Walker . .........................A&M Nicki Mechem . .........................A&M Seva Iwinski ..............................A&M

Second Round

   Doubles 1. #4 Fusano / Kops-Jones...... CAL

vs. def. def. vs. def. vs.

First Round

#

5. Monica Rebolledo.............. A&M def. Justyna Gudzowska....................Rice 6. Julie Beahm........................ A&M def. Charlotte Feasby........................Rice

Regional Semifinals

25 Christina Fusano.......... CAL 93 Catherine Lynch........... CAL # 53 Jieun Jacobs................. CAL Jody Scheldt....................... CAL Nicole Havlicek................... CAL #

T e x as A & M . . . . . . . 0

#

Regional Finals

Second Round

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

First Round

   Singles 1. #6 Raquel Kops-Jones......... CAL

First Round

Ca l i f ornia .. . . . . 4

def. Labuschagne / Marshall.............A&M def. Christiaanse / Liong...................A&M

6-0, 6-3 6-4, 7-5

A GG I E S I N T H E F I N A L R A N K I N G S sin g l e s –  N A T I O N A L Year

Individual

        Ranking

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Elzé Potgieter Anna Lubinsky Elzé Potgieter Anna Lubinsky Helga Vieira Anna Lubinsky Jessica Roland Helga Vieira Jessica Roland Jessica Roland —————————— —————————— Martina Nedorostova —————————— Nancy Dingwall Nancy Dingwall Nancy Dingwall Nancy Dingwall Janine Burton-Durham —————————— Lynn Staley Tami Agassi Lynn Staley Susan Williams —————————— Kim Labuschagne Vanne Akagi Kim Labuschagne —————————— —————————— ——————————

101 # 30 # 119 # 51 # 47 # 66 # 20 # 123 # 57 # 89 ——— ——— T # 62 ——— # 67 # 85 # 72 # 89 # 71 ———

D O U B l e s –  N A T I O N A L Year

Postseason Finish

#

18 T # 85 # 54 # 54 ——— # 23 # 98 # 100 ——— ——— ———

First Round Second Round Round of 16 First Round Second Round —————— —————— ——————

First Round ——————

#

Second Round —————— Round of 8

Doubles Team

        Ranking

2008 2007 2006

Anna Blagodarova / Tiffany Clifford Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster Anna Lubinsky / Nicki Mechem Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster

2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Anna Lubinsky / Lauren Walker Jessica Roland / Helga Vieira Jessica Roland / Roberta Spencer Ashley Hedberg / Jessica Roland Ashley Hedberg / Jessica Roland Martina Nedorostova / Lisa Dingwall ———————————————— ———————————————— Lisa Dingwall / Nancy Dingwall Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate ———————————————— ———————————————— Janine Burton-Durham / Lynn Staley

1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Cindy Churchwell / Lynn Staley ———————————————— ———————————————— ———————————————— Vanne Akagi / Gaye Lynne Gensler ———————————————— ———————————————— ————————————————

—————— —————— ——————

Individual

Ranking

Elzé Potgieter.............................................. # 7 Christi Liles........................................... T # 13 Anna Blagodarova................................... # 17 Morgan Frank......................................... # 25

2007

Anna Lubinsky.......................................... # 4 Elzé Potgieter............................................ # 12 Anna Blagodarova.....................................# 20 Nicki Mechem........................................... # 26

2006

Anna Lubinsky.......................................... # 5 Anna Blagodarova.....................................# 13 Sarah Foster.............................................. # 15

2005

Helga Vieira............................................... # 5 Anna Lubinsky.......................................... # 8 Lauren Walker........................................... # 16 Anna Blagodarova.....................................# 25

2004

Jessica Roland..........................................   1 Helga Vieira.............................................. # 15

2003

Jessica Roland.......................................... #   2 Ashley Hedberg....................................... # 13 Roberta Spencer.................................. T # 16 Lauren Walker.......................................... # 21 Nicki Mechem.......................................... # 29

2002

Jessica Roland.......................................... #   5 Martina Nedorostova.............................. # 15 Olivia Karlikova........................................ # 17 Ashley Hedberg....................................... # 21 Majorie Terburgh..................................... # 24

2001

Martina Nedorostova.......................... T # Jessica Roland.......................................... # Olivia Karlikova........................................ # Leah Killen........................................... T # Ashley Hedberg....................................... # Roberta Spencer.................................. T #

#

10 14 17 21 28 30

# #

48 # 39 # 39 # 24 # 34 # 45 ——— ——— # 30 T # 28 # 39 # 29 ——— ———

First Round Second Round

#

33 # 26 ——— ——— ——— # 35 ——— ——— ———

in the

Second Round First Round First Round

—————— —————— First Round First Round First Round —————— ——————

#

—————— —————— —————— First Round —————— —————— ——————

Southwest R e g ion Fina l R ankin g s Year

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989

Ranking # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #

5 2 4 5 1 1 2 3 6 7 4 4 2 3 2 3 7 6 4 2

D O U B l e s –  so u thw e st r e g ion

Year

Individual

Ranking

Ranking

Anna Blagodarova / Tiffany Clifford..................................... #   7 Elzé Potgieter / Christi Liles.................................................. #  10 Stephanie Davidson / Morgan Frank..................................... # 13

2007

Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster.............................................. #   3 Anna Lubinsky / Nicki Mechem............................................ # 6

2006

Tiffany Clifford / Sarah Foster.............................................. # ��� 3 Anna Lubinsky / Nicki Mechem........................................... # 10

2005

Lauren Walker / Anna Lubinsky........................................... #   6 Anna Blagodarova / Tiffany Clifford..................................... # 11

2000

Martina Nedorostova.............................. # Cassie Haas.......................................... T # Olivia Karlikova........................................ # Leah Killen........................................... T # Lisa Dingwall........................................ T #

1999

Martina Nedorostova.............................. #   8 Lisa Dingwall............................................ # 23

1998

Lisa Dingwall............................................ # 21

2004

Jessica Roland / Helga Vieira............................................... #   3 Roberta Spencer / Lauren Walker........................................ # 14

1997

Nancy Dingwall........................................ # 11 Lisa Dingwall............................................ # 20

2003

Jessica Roland / Roberta Spencer........................................ #   3 Ashley Hedberg / Lauren Walker......................................... #   7

1996

Nancy Dingwall........................................ #   5 Wilson Pate.......................................... T # 13 Vanessa Rooks..................................... T # 25

2002

Ashley Hedberg / Jessica Roland.......................................... #   2 Majorie Terburgh / Martina Nedorostova............................ #   9

1995

Nancy Dingwall.................................... T   9 Lonna Logan............................................ # 15

2001

Ashley Hedberg / Jessica Roland........................................T #   6 Martina Nedorostova / Majorie Terburgh............................ #   9 Ashley Hedberg / Martina Nedorostova............................T # 10

1994

Nancy Dingwall.................................... T #   6 Wilson Pate.............................................. #   9 Janine Burton-Durham............................ # 15 Lonna Logan............................................ # 24

2000

Martina Nedorostova / Lisa Dingwall................................... #   6 Cassie Haas / Kathryn Scott.................................................. # 13

1993

Janine Burton-Durham............................ #   6 Julie Blackburn......................................... # 24 Lonna Logan............................................ # 28

1992

Lynn Staley............................................... #   7 Christine DiNardo.................................... # 17

1991

Lynn Staley...............................................   2 Tami Agassi.............................................. #   6 Cindy Churchwell................................. T #   7

1990

Lynn Staley............................................... #   3 Susan Williams......................................... #   5 Cindy Churchwell..................................... # 19 Tami Agassi.............................................. # 28

1989

Susan Williams......................................... #   5 Cindy Churchwell..................................... # 16 Robyn Mawdsley..................................... # 22

Region rankings began in 1989

16 20 22 24 29

Doubles Team

2008

#

#

1999

Lisa Dingwall / Martina Nedorostova................................... #   7

1998

Lisa Dingwall / Vanessa Rooks.............................................. #   6 Eva Marcial / Kathryn Scott................................................T # 13

1997

Lisa Dingwall / Nancy Dingwall............................................ #   2

1996

Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate.............................................. #   2 Lonna Logan / Anna Strakosova........................................... # 14

1995

Lonna Logan / Anna Strakosova........................................... # 12

1994

Nancy Dingwall / Wilson Pate.............................................. #   2 Janine Burton-Durham / Anna Strakosova........................... # 13

1993

Julie Blackburn / Janine Burton-Durham............................. #   6 Lonna Logan / Wilson Pate.................................................. #   9

1992

Janine Burton-Durham / Anna Schlumpf............................. # 13

1991

Janine Burton-Durham / Lynn Staley................................... #   4 Tami Agassi / Cindy Churchwell........................................... # 11

1990

Cindy Churchwell / Lynn Staley............................................ #   3 Tami Agassi / Traci Nix.......................................................... # 11

1989

Lisa Keller / Robyn Mawdsley.............................................. #   3 Cindy Churchwell / Lynn Staley............................................ #   9 Derryn Haygarth / Susan Williams....................................... # 15

2009 Aggie WOMEN’S TENNIS

HISTORY

2008

#

51 36 50 22

Year

sin g l e s –  so u thw e st r e g ion Year

#

A g g i e  T e ams Postseason Finish

69

A LL - T I M E T EX A S A & M  O PP O N E N T S B i g 1 2 Con f e r e n c e O p p on e nts

B ay l or 20-14 1980...............W 1983...............W 1984...............W 1985...............W 1986...............W 1987...............W 1988...............W 1989...............W 1990...............W 1991...............W 1992................L 1993...............W 1994...............W 1995...............W 1996...............W 1996...............W 1997...............W 1998................L 1998...............W 1999...............W 1999................L 2000................L 2000................L

9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 7-2 9-0 8-1 9-0 8-1 3-6 7-2 5-4 9-0 9-0 5-1 6-3 4-5 5-3 5-4 2-5 4-5 3-5

2001................L 2002...............W 2003................L 2004...............W 2005................L 2005................L 2006................L 2006................L 2007................L 2007................L 2008................L

3-4 5-2 3-4 6-1 2-5 1-4 0-7 0-4 1-6 1-4 2-5

Co l ora d o 11-2 1982................L 1997...............W 1998................L 1999...............W 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

4-5 8-1 2-7 6-3 6-3 7-0 5-2 5-2 6-1 5-2 7-0 7-0 4-3

I owa S tat e 12-0 1997...............W 1998...............W 1999...............W 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

8-1 9-0 9-0 7-2 7-0 7-0 6-1 7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0

1996...............W 1997................L 1998...............W 1999................L 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

6-3 3-6 5-4 3-6 7-2 6-1 6-1 4-2 7-0 7-0 7-0 6-1 7-0 6-1

K ansas S tat e 14-0

K ansas 13-3 1986...............W 9-0 1993................L 3-6

1997...............W 1998...............W 1999...............W 2000...............W 2001...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W

6-3 5-4 9-0 6-3 4-3 4-1 5-2 7-0

2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

7-0 7-0 6-1 4-0 7-0 7-0

M isso u ri 14-1 1980...............W 1997...............W 1998...............W 1998...............W 1999...............W 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W 2003................L 2003...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

7-2 9-0 9-0 7-0 7-2 9-0 7-0 6-1 2-5 4-0 6-1 5-2 7-0 7-0 5-2

T e x as A & M Y e ar - B y - Y e ar Finish e s Year

Season *Conference Final National Record Record    Finish Ranking

Postseason Finish

N e braska

David Kent 1980

12-3

12-15

Jan Cannon 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

11-16 9-12 15-10 17-11 15-  9

37 35 49

6 6 3

HISTORY

Bobby Kleinecke

70

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

19-  8 9-19 18-  9 17-11 12-16 9-16 8-14 11-13 15-  9 12-12 20-  6 19-  6 18-11 14-  9 16-11 20-  6 23-  6 20-11 24- 8 16-13 16-12 21- 7 17-9

64 26 6-2 6-2 6-2 4-4 3-4 5-2 5-2 5-2 5-2 9-2 7-4 8-3 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 10-1 8-3 9-2 9-2 9-2

T T T T T T T T T T T T T T

1 8 3 2 3 4 5 3 3 2 2 2 4 3 2 3 2 1 2 4 2 3 3

15 NR 21 NR T 25 NR NR NR T 34 36 22 27 29 41 38 19 22 24 T 16 31 29 25 31

NCAA First Round

NCAA First Round

7-2 5-2 4-5 9-0 5-4 5-4 6-1 6-1 7-0 7-0 4-0 3-4 2-5 7-0 7-0

NCAA SW Regional Finals NCAA SW Regional Semifinals NCAA SW Regional 1st Round NCAA Second Round NCAA First Round NCAA First Round NCAA Second Round NCAA Championships Round of 16 NCAA Second Round NCAA Second Round NCAA Second Round NCAA Second Round

* Conference records switched from a point system rating to team match win-loss records beginning in 1988. Note: After competing in the Southwest Conference from 1983-1996, A&M began competition in the Big 12 Conference in 1997.

T e x as A & M Uni v e rsity

1997...............W 1997...............W 1998................L 1999...............W 2000...............W 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2004...............W 2005................L 2006................L 2007...............W 2008...............W

O k l ahoma 17-4 1983................L 1992...............W 1994................L 1995................L 1996...............W 1997...............W 1997...............W 1998...............W

4-5 5-4 1-5 1-8 5-3 7-2 5-2 5-4

1999................L 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

2-7 8-1 6-1 5-2 4-2 5-2 5-2 4-2 6-1 6-1 6-1 4-0 6-1

O k l ahoma S tat e 14-9 1987................L 1989................L 1990................L 1991................L 1992................L 1993................L 1994...............W 1995...............W 1996...............W 1997...............W 1998...............W 1999...............W 2000...............W 2001................L 2002................L 2003...............W 2003................L 2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W 2008...............W

2-7 2-7 1-7 1-8 1-5 4-5 5-2 6-0 6-3 6-3 8-1 6-3 6-3 3-4 3-4 5-2 1-4 7-0 5-2 5-2 5-2 7-0 4-1

T e x as 6-39 1980................L 1980................L 1982................L 1983................L 1984................L 1985................L 1986...............W 1987................L 1988................L 1988................L 1989................L 1989................L 1990................L 1991................L 1992................L 1993................L 1993................L

0-9 4-5 3-6 0-9 0-6 0-9 5-4 2-7 4-5 0-5 3-6 1-5 3-5 1-8 1-8 0-9 1-5

1994................L 1994................L 1995................L 1995................L 1996................L 1996................L 1997................L 1997................L 1998................L 1998................L 1999................L 2000................L 2001...............W 2001................L 2002................L 2002................L 2003...............W 2003...............W 2004................L 2004...............W 2005................L 2005................L 2006...............W 2006................L 2007................L 2007................L 2008................L 2008................L

1-8 0-6 0-9 0-5 2-7 3-5 2-7 4-5 1-8 0-5 0-9 0-9 4-3 0-4 1-6 0-5 4-3 4-1 3-4 4-3 2-5 1-4 6-1 2-4 3-4 3-4 2-5 3-4

T e x as T e c h 31-1 1980...............W 1982...............W 1983...............W 1984...............W 1985...............W 1985...............W 1986...............W 1987................L 1988...............W 1988...............W 1989...............W 1990...............W 1991.............. W 1992...............W 1993...............W 1994...............W 1994...............W 1995...............W 1996...............W 1997...............W 1998...............W 1999...............W 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

8-1 7-2 7-2 6-3 5-4 5-4 6-3 3-6 5-4 5-2 9-0 7-1 9-0 5-4 7-2 7-2 5-1 8-1 9-0 9-0 5-4 8-1 7-2 7-0 5-2 7-0 6-0 7-0 4-1 7-2 7-0 6-1

N on - Con f e r e n c e O p p on e nts A bi l e n e Christian 2-0

Ca l - I r v in e 1-0

2002...............W 7-0 2004...............W 4-3

A l abama 1-2 1980................L 4-5 1991................L 3-6 2000...............W 7-0

A ri z ona 0-3 1987................L 1989................L 2002................L

1-8 1-5 2-5

A ri z ona S tat e 2-1 1983...............W 6-3 1990................L 1-8 2006...............W 4-1

A rkansas 7-5 1982................L 1983................L 1984...............W 1985...............W 1986...............W 1987...............W 1988...............W 1989................L 1990...............W 1990................L 1991................L 1996...............W

4-5 2-7 5-4 9-0 9-0 5-4 8-1 2-7 6-3 2-5 3-5 5-3

AUBURN 1-0 2007...............W 5-2

B oston Co l l e g e 1-0

1984................L 1-8 1986...............W 5-4

Ca l S tat e N orthri d g e 1-1 1982................L 4-5 2002...............W 7-0

1-8 3-6 2-7 0-9 2-7 3-6 3-6 3-6 5-1 2-5 1-5 4-5 0-9

Ca l - B e rk e l e y 0-4 1-8 0-5 0-4 2-5

2003................L 2006................L

2-5 3-4

H ar d in S immons 1-0 1983...............W 8-1

H ar v ar d 1-1 1999...............W 5-4 2005................L 3-4

1990................L 1991...............W 1992...............W 1993...............W 1994...............W 1995...............W 1995...............W 1996...............W 1998...............W 1998................L 1999................L 2001...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W

3-6 6-3 6-3 9-0 7-2 7-2 5-0 7-2 6-3 3-5 4-5 6-1 7-0 6-1 6-1 5-2 5-2

I owa 1-0 2002...............W 6-1

K e nt u c ky 1-10 1986................L 1987................L 1988................L 1989................L 1990................L 1991................L 2000...............W 2003................L 2004................L

3-6 1-8 1-8 2-7 4-5 4-5 5-4 1-6 3-4

C l e mson 2-6 1989................L 1990...............W 1991................L 1992................L 1993................L 1994...............W 1995................L 2004................L

4-5 5-4 3-6 1-7 1-8 5-1 3-5 1-4

1983...............W 9-0 1986...............W 9-0

M ary l an d 2-1 0-7 2-5 2-5

2004...............W 4-3 2005...............W 6-1 2006................L 3-4

1980...............W 8-1 1982...............W 8-0 1983...............W 9-0

F l ori d a INTERNATIONAL 1-1

F l ori d a S tat e 0-2

M iami ( F l a . ) 4-2

H awaii 2-0

2007...............W 7-0 2008...............W 7-0

1998...............W 8-1 2002...............W 6-1 4-5 2-5

Fr e sno S tat e 1-2

H awaii Hilo 1-0

G e or g ia 0-7 4-5 2-7 0-9 2-7 0-9 1-6 1-6

H o u ston 21-8 1980................L 1982................L 1983................L 1984................L 1985...............W 1986...............W 1987................L 1988...............W 1989...............W 1989...............W

4-5 4-5 2-7 4-5 6-3 7-2 2-7 6-3 7-2 6-1

I n d iana 4-9 1987................L 1988................L 1989................L 1990...............W 1990................L 1991................L 1992................L 1993................L 1994................L 1995................L 1996...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W

2005................L 2006................L

2-5 3-4

1-8 0-9 2-7 5-3 0-6 0-9 0-9 1-7 4-5 2-7 5-4 6-1 4-3

1980...............W 1980...............W 1982...............W 1983................L 1984................L 1984...............W 1986...............W 1987................L 1988...............W

6-3 6-3 8-1 3-6 4-5 5-4 8-1 4-5 7-2

0-9 5-4 3-6 6-2 4-3 4-1

1986...............W 8-1 2007...............W 5-2

Middle T e nn e ss e e S tat e 1-1 1998................L 3-6 2007...............W 7-0

M ississi p p i 2-0

Lo u isiana S tat e 19-9 1980................L 1982...............W 1984...............W 1984...............W 1985...............W 1986...............W

1987................L 1988...............W 1993................L 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W

M i c hi g an 2-0

Lamar 6-3

H o u ston B a p tist 1-0 1983...............W 7-2

1998...............W 9-0

2001...............W 4-3 2006................L 3-4 2008................L 2-5

1986................L 1987................L 1988................L 1989................L 2000................L 2007................L 2008................L

1983...............W 9-0

Senior Anna Blagodarova finished her career a with 100 singles victories.

1-8 6-3 5-4 6-3 5-4 8-1

New Mexico 3-1 1986...............W 1987................L 1989...............W 1994...............W

9-0 3-6 7-2 5-1

New Mexico S tat e 1-0 1984...............W 9-0

N orth Caro l ina 2-6 1985...............W 1987................L 1991................L 1997...............W 1999................L 2003................L 2004................L 2006................L

5-4 1-6 3-6 8-1 3-6 1-6 2-5 2-5

N orth Caro l ina S tat e 1-0 1999...............W 6-3

N.E. Lo u isiana 1-3

M e m p his S tat e 1-0

East T e x as 3-0

1994................L 1995................L

4-5 6-3 5-4 1-8 2-5 5-3 1-5 5-3 6-3 0-5 5-4 5-4 4-5 5-2 2-5 5-2 4-0 3-4 4-2 7-0 5-2 6-1

Lo u isiana Tech 2-0

Duke 0-3 2003................L 2004................L 2005................L

1987................L 1988...............W 1989...............W 1992................L 1993................L 1994...............W 1995................L 1996...............W 1997...............W 1997................L 1998...............W 1999...............W 2000................L 2001...............W 2002................L 2003...............W 2003...............W 2004................L 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

1986...............W 9-0 1988...............W 5-1

M ississi p p i S tat e 1-0 1989...............W 5-4

1980................L 1980................L 1985................L 1991...............W

2-7 0-9 3-6 8-0

N orth T e x as 13-2 1980................L 1980................L 1980...............W 1982...............W 1986...............W 1987...............W 1988...............W 1989...............W 1991...............W 1992...............W 1994...............W 1995...............W 1996...............W 1997...............W 1998...............W

4-5 4-5 5-4 6-3 8-1 8-1 9-0 8-1 9-0 9-0 8-1 9-0 7-0 9-0 9-0

HISTORY

B ri g ham Young 1-12

1994................L 2000................L 2003................L 2004................L

Ca l - S anta B arbara 1-1

2001...............W 6-1 2008................L 3-4

2001...............W 5-1

1983................L 1984................L 1986................L 1987................L 1989................L 1990................L 1991................L 1992................L 1993...............W 1994................L 1995................L 1996................L 1998................L

1988...............W 5-4

G e or g ia Tech 0-2

N orth w e st e rn 1-6 1982................L 1986...............W 1987................L 1989................L 2000................L 2004................L 2005................L

2009 Aggie WOMEN’S TENNIS

3-6 6-3 0-9 3-6 3-6 1-6 2-5

71

N otr e Dam e 1-5 1990...............W 1992................L 1993................L 2006................L 2007................L 2008................L

8-1 2-5 0-9 3-4 2-5 3-4

O k l ahoma City 1-0 1985...............W 9-0

Pa c i f i c 0-1 1988................L

3-6

9-0 8-1 9-0 8-1 7-0 7-0 7-0

S an Di e g o 2-2 1982................L 1985...............W 1990................L 1997...............W

3-6 9-0 2-6 6-3

S an Di e g o S tat e 1-2

2004...............W 4-2

1985................L 2-7 1990................L 3-6 1997...............W 5-4

1984................L 1985................L 1990................L 1991................L 2000................L

2-5 3-6 1-6 0-6 3-6

Purdue 1-1 1995...............W 7-2 2005................L 3-4

Rice 24-8

HISTORY

1984...............W 1987...............W 1998...............W 2000...............W 2002...............W 2003...............W 2007...............W

P e nn sy lv ania 1-0

P e p p e r d in e 0-5

1980...............W 1980...............W 1982................L 1983................L 1984...............W 1985................L 1986...............W 1987...............W 1988...............W 1989...............W 1990...............W 1991...............W 1992...............W 1992................L 1993...............W 1994................L 1994...............W 1995...............W 1995...............W 1996................L 1997...............W 1997...............W 1998...............W 1999................L 2000................L 2002...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2005...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W 2008...............W

7-2 7-2 2-7 4-5 5-4 3-6 6-3 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-4 7-1 5-1 7-2 4-5 5-3 6-3 5-3 4-5 8-1 5-3 6-3 3-6 4-5 7-0 6-1 7-0 4-0 5-2 6-1 4-3

R o l l ins 2-0 1986...............W 8-1 1988...............W 9-0

72

S am H o u ston 7-0

1982................L 1983................L 1984................L 1985................L 1986................L 1987................L 1988................L 1989...............W 1989...............W 1990...............W 1991................L 1991................L 1992................L 1993...............W 1993...............W 1994...............W 1995................L 1996...............W 1996...............W 1999...............W

3-6 3-6 0-9 4-5 3-6 0-9 0-9 5-4 5-2 7-2 3-6 2-5 4-5 9-0 5-1 7-2 5-4 7-2 5-2 6-3

T e nn e ss e e 3-6 1980...............W 1989...............W 1990................L 1991................L 1992................L 1993................L 1994...............W 1995................L 1996................L

5-4 5-4 3-6 2-5 1-8 3-5 7-2 2-7 4-5

T e x as A r l in g ton 1-0 1996...............W 9-0

1984...............W 1985...............W 1987...............W 1992...............W 1996...............W 2001...............W 2003...............W 2004...............W 2006...............W 2007...............W

9-0 9-0 9-0 6-3 7-0 7-0 4-3 7-0 7-0 7-0

T e x as Christian 16-15 1980................L 1982................L 1983...............W 1984................L 1985................L

2-7 2-7 5-4 7-2 4-5

S anta C l ara 1-0 2001...............W 7-0

S o u th e rn 1-0 2004...............W 4-0

1988................L 1989...............W 1990................L 1991................L 1992................L 1993................L 1994................L 1995................L

4-5 5-4 1-8 2-5 0-6 4-5 1-5 0-6

S o u th F l ori d a 4-0 1986...............W 1987...............W 1988...............W 1995...............W

6-2 7-2 8-1 5-4

S o u th e rn Ca l i f ornia 1-1 1986................L 1-8 2004...............W 4-3

S o u th e rn M e tho d ist 11-14 1980................L 1980................L 1980................L

T e x as A & M Uni v e rsity

2-7 2-7 3-6

1985...............W 9-0

T e x as S tat e 18-0 1980...............W 1982...............W 1983...............W 1984...............W 1984...............W 1985...............W 1986...............W 1987...............W 1989...............W 1991...............W 1992...............W 1993...............W 1996...............W 1997...............W 1998...............W 1999...............W 2006...............W 2008...............W

9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 7-0 7-2 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 8-1 9-0 7-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 7-0 7-0

2000...............W 6-1 2004...............W 4-1

S o u th w e st e rn Lo u isiana 2-0

T e x as E l Paso 1-0 1984...............W 7-2

1983...............W 8-1 1992...............W 6-2

T e x as - P A N AMERICAN 1-0 2007...............W 7-0

S tan f or d 0-2 1998................L 2008................L

1-5 1-4

S t e p h e n F. A u stin 6-0 1982...............W 1984...............W 1985...............W 2000...............W 2001...............W 2002...............W

8-1 8-1 8-1 7-2 7-0 7-0

T e x as P e rmian B asin 1-2 1980................L 3-6 1982................L 4-5 1985...............W 8-1

T e x as - S an A ntonio 12-0 1982...............W 9-0 1983...............W 9-0

1986................L 1987................L 1988...............W 1989...............W 1990...............W 1991................L 1992................L 1993................L 1993...............W 1994...............W 1995...............W 1996...............W 1996...............W 1997................L 1998...............W 1999...............W 2000................L 2001...............W 2002...............W 2002................L 2003...............W 2005................L 2006................L 2007...............W 2007...............W 2008................L

1-8 0-9 0-9 0-9 1-8 0-9 3-6 0-9 0-9 3-6 5-3 5-4 7-2

T u l an e 1-1

Freshmen Stephanie Davidson and Morgan Frank went 11-0 in the Big 12 to capture the No. 3 doubles title in 2008.

1994...............W 5-4 2001................L 3-4 4-5 0-9 5-4 7-2 5-1 1-8 1-5 3-6 5-1 7-2 5-3 6-3 5-0 4-5 5-4 5-1 4-5 4-3 4-3 1-4 4-3 2-5 1-6 5-2 4-1 3-4

1984................L 1985...............W 1987................L 1990................L

4-5 5-4 1-8 1-8

(formerly Southwest Texas)

1980................L 1982................L 1983................L 1983................L 1984................L 1984................L 1985................L 1986................L 1987................L 1988................L 1989...............W 1990...............W 1991...............W

9-0 3-6 5-4 3-6 3-4

S o u th Caro l ina 1-7

U . S . I nt e r nationa l 1-3

T rinity 3-10

S o u th A l abama 2-3 1983...............W 1986................L 1988...............W 1998................L 2003................L

T e x as S o u th e rn 1-0

T u l sa 2-0

Tyler JC 1-0

6-3 7-2 7-2 8-1 8-1 4-5 4-5 2-7 8-1 5-2 5-1 5-1

Van d e rbi lt 0-7 1996................L 1998................L 1999................L 2000................L 2001................L 2002................L 2007................L

W ak e

3-5 2-5 1-8 1-8 0-7 2-5 0-6

For e st 5-6

1990...............W 1993...............W 1995................L 1997................L 1999................L 2001................L 2003...............W 2004...............W 2005................L 2006................L 2008...............W

6-3 6-3 1-5 3-6 1-6 3-4 4-3 4-0 1-6 2-5 6-1

W ashin g ton 2-0

W e st T e x as 1-0 1980...............W 9-0

1996...............W 8-1

UCL A 0-1

W i c hita S tat e 1-0 1983...............W 7-2

3-4

U N LV 5-2 1988...............W 1990...............W 1991...............W 1993................L 2003................L 2005...............W 2008...............W

1982...............W 1983...............W 1984...............W 1985...............W 1987...............W 1990................L 1991................L 1992................L 1993...............W 1994...............W 1995...............W 1996...............W

1984...............W 8-1 2008...............W 4-1

2002...............W 6-1 2005...............W 7-0

2005................L

Utah 9-3

W i l l iam & M ary 0-1 2003................L

6-3 5-4 6-3 3-6 3-4 4-0 4-3

3-4

W is c onsin 3-1 1988...............W 1989...............W 1990................L 2003...............W

5-4 5-4 4-5 4-3

A LL - T I M E T EX A S A & M  R E S ULT S 1980 Coach David Kent Record..........................12-15

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North Texas State.........................4-5 Lamar...........................................6-3 Rice..............................................7-2 Southern Methodist....................2-7 North Texas State.........................4-5 Northeast Louisiana.....................2-7 Texas Christian.............................2-7 Trinity...........................................1-8 East Texas State............................8-1 Rice..............................................7-2 Baylor...........................................9-0 Houston.......................................4-5 Louisiana State.............................1-8 Tennessee....................................5-4 Alabama.......................................4-5 Southwest Texas State.................9-0 Northeast Louisiana.....................0-9 Texas............................................0-9 Texas............................................4-5 Missouri.......................................7-2 Southern Methodist....................2-7 Lamar...........................................6-3 Texas Tech....................................8-1 Texas Permian Basin....................3-6 West Texas State..........................9-0 North Texas State.........................5-4 Southern Methodist....................3-6

1981 Coach Jan Cannon Record..........................11-16 Match Results Unavailable

1982 Coach Jan Cannon Record............................9-12 W W

Stephen F. Austin.........................8-1 Southwest Texas State.................9-0

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San Diego.....................................3-6 Cal State Northridge....................4-5 Trinity...........................................0-9 East Texas State............................8-0 Texas-San Antonio.......................9-0 Colorado......................................4-5 Utah.............................................6-3 Northwestern..............................3-6 North Texas State.........................6-3 Southern Methodist....................3-6 Texas............................................3-6 Rice..............................................2-7 Houston.......................................4-5 Arkansas......................................4-5 Texas Christian.............................2-7 Louisiana State.............................6-3 Lamar...........................................8-1 Texas Tech....................................7-2 Texas Permian Basin....................4-5

TAIAW Tournament 5th Place SWAIAW Tournament 6th Place

1983 Coach Jan Cannon Record..........................15-10 SWC..................................3-5

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Hardin Simmons..........................8-1 Texas-San Antonio.......................9-0 East Texas State............................9-0 Southwest Texas State.................9-0 Memphis State............................9-0 Arkansas......................................2-7 Wichita State...............................7-2 Oklahoma....................................4-5 Lamar...........................................3-6 Trinity...........................................0-9 Brigham Young.............................1-8 Arizona State...............................6-3 Utah.............................................7-2 Trinity...........................................0-9 Southern Methodist....................3-6 South Alabama............................9-0 Southwestern Louisiana..............8-1

W W W L W L W L

Louisiana Tech.............................9-0 Baylor...........................................9-0 Houston Baptist...........................7-2 Houston.......................................2-7 Texas Tech....................................7-2 Rice..............................................4-5 Texas Christian.............................5-4 Texas............................................0-9

SWC Tournament 5th Place

1984 Coach Jan Cannon Record..........................17-11 SWC .................................4-4

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Lamar...........................................4-5 Sam Houston State......................9-0 Texas-San Antonio.......................9-0 Trinity...........................................1-8 Lamar...........................................5-4 Southwest Texas State.................9-0 Washington..................................8-1 Pepperdine..................................2-5 U.S. International.........................4-5 Utah.............................................7-2 New Mexico State........................9-0 Louisiana State.............................5-4 Brigham Young.............................3-6 California-Santa Barbara..............1-8 Louisiana State.............................6-3 Stephen F. Austin.........................8-1 Texas Christian.............................7-2 Texas El Paso................................7-2 Southwest Texas State.................7-0 Texas Christian.............................2-7 Texas Tech ...................................6-3 Baylor...........................................9-0 Arkansas......................................5-4 Southern Methodist....................0-9 Texas ...........................................0-6 Trinity...........................................0-9 Rice..............................................5-4 Houston ......................................4-5

SWC Tournament 6th Place

1985 Coach Jan Baldwin

Vanne Akagi is the all-time Aggie leader in doubles wins in a season with 42 in 1985-86.

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Texas Southern............................9-0 Stephen F. Austin.........................8-1 Texas-San Antonio.......................9-0 Southwest Texas State.................7-2 U.S. International.........................5-4 Pepperdine..................................3-6 San Diego.....................................9-0 San Diego State............................2-7 Northeast Louisiana.....................3-6 North Carolina.............................5-4 Arkansas......................................9-0 Southern Methodist....................4-5 Trinity...........................................3-6 Texas ...........................................0-9 Louisiana State.............................5-4 Baylor...........................................9-0 Texas Christian.............................4-5 Oklahoma City.............................9-0 Texas Permian Basin....................8-1 Utah.............................................8-1 Texas Tech....................................5-4 Rice..............................................3-6 Texas Tech....................................5-4 Houston.......................................6-3

SWC Tournament 3rd Place

Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record............................19-8 SWC..................................6-2

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Michigan......................................8-1 Georgia........................................4-5 North Texas State.........................8-1 Louisiana State.............................8-1 South Alabama............................3-6 Lamar...........................................8-1 Louisiana Tech.............................9-0 Trinity...........................................0-9 Houston.......................................7-2 Southwest Texas State.................9-0 Baylor...........................................9-0 Rollins..........................................8-1 South Florida...............................6-2 Mississippi...................................9-0 Arkansas......................................9-0 Texas............................................5-4 Northwestern..............................6-3 Kentucky......................................3-6 Brigham Young.............................2-7 California-Santa Barbara..............5-4 Kansas..........................................9-0 New Mexico.................................9-0 Southern Methodist....................3-6 Rice..............................................6-3 Texas Christian.............................4-5 Texas Tech....................................6-3

North Texas..................................9-0 Louisiana State.............................6-3 South Alabama............................5-4 Mississippi...................................5-1 Pacific..........................................3-6 California-Irvine...........................5-4 Nevada-Las Vegas........................6-3 Texas............................................4-5 Baylor . ........................................9-0 Houston.......................................6-3 Rice .............................................5-4 South Carolina.............................4-5 Kentucky......................................1-8 South Florida...............................8-1 Rollins..........................................9-0 Miami..........................................5-4 Georgia........................................0-9 Wisconsin....................................5-4 Texas Tech....................................5-4 Texas Christian.............................5-4 Southern Methodist....................0-9 Trinity...........................................3-6 Arkansas......................................8-1 Indiana.........................................0-9

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1989 Coach Bobby Kleinecke

NCAA Championships

Record..........................17-11 SWC..................................6-2

Southern Cal................................1-8

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1987

Sam Houston State......................8-1 Southwest Texas State.................9-0 North Texas State.........................8-1 Texas-San Antonio.......................9-0 Louisiana State.............................4-5 South Florida...............................7-2 Utah.............................................8-1 Brigham Young.............................0-9 Georgia........................................2-7 Northwestern..............................0-9 Oklahoma State...........................2-7 New Mexico.................................3-6 Arizona.........................................1-8 Texas Christian.............................0-9 Texas Tech....................................3-6 North Carolina.............................1-6 Indiana.........................................1-8 Kentucky......................................1-8 Lamar...........................................4-5 Baylor...........................................7-2 U.S. International . ......................1-8 Trinity...........................................0-9 Arkansas......................................5-4 Southern Methodist....................0-9 Houston.......................................2-7 Rice..............................................5-4 Texas............................................2-7 Miami..........................................0-9

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Southwest Texas State.................9-0 Brigham Young.............................2-7 North Texas..................................8-1 Mississippi State..........................5-4 Trinity...........................................5-3 New Mexico.................................7-2 Louisiana State.............................5-4 Southern Methodist....................5-4 Houston.......................................7-2 Oklahoma State...........................2-7 Georgia........................................2-7 Clemson.......................................4-5 Tennessee....................................5-4 South Carolina.............................5-4 Rice..............................................5-4 Arkansas......................................2-7 Northwestern..............................3-6 Indiana.........................................2-7 Kentucky......................................2-7 Texas............................................3-6 Texas Christian.............................7-2 Texas Tech....................................9-0 Baylor...........................................8-1 Wisconsin....................................5-4

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Lamar...........................................7-2

Arizona.........................................1-5

1990

SWC Tournament 8th Place

Record............................18-9 SWC..................................6-2

HISTORY

Record............................15-9 SWC..................................4-4

1986

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U.S. International.........................1-8 Brigham Young.............................3-6 Utah.............................................4-5 Notre Dame.................................8-1 Southern Methodist....................7-2 Texas ...........................................3-5

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Oklahoma State...........................1-7 Arizona State...............................1-8 Indiana.........................................5-3 South Carolina.............................1-8 Wake Forest.................................6-3 Kentucky......................................4-5 San Diego State............................3-6 San Diego.....................................2-6 Pepperdine..................................1-6 Tennessee....................................3-6 Clemson.......................................5-4 Rice..............................................5-4 Baylor...........................................9-0 Houston.......................................3-6 Trinity...........................................5-4 Texas Christian.............................5-1 Texas Tech....................................7-1 Indiana.........................................0-6 Nevada-Las Vegas........................5-4 Wisconsin....................................4-5 Arkansas......................................6-3

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Southern Methodist....................2-5

SWC Tournament

HISTORY

1992

Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record............................19-6 Big 12................................9-2

Lynn Staley helped lead the Aggies to the NCAA Championships with a 26-15 singles record as a freshman in 1989.

Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record..........................11-13 SWC..................................5-2

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Southwest Texas State.................9-0 Louisiana State.............................2-5 Rice .............................................7-2 Nevada-Las Vegas........................3-6 Southern Methodist....................9-0 Texas Christian.............................3-6 Houston.......................................9-0 Texas Tech....................................7-2 Wake Forest.................................6-3 Kansas..........................................3-6 Tennessee....................................3-5 Clemson.......................................1-8 South Carolina.............................4-5 Miami..........................................3-6 Oklahoma State...........................4-5 Notre Dame.................................0-9 Indiana.........................................1-7 Utah.............................................8-1 Brigham Young.............................5-1 Texas............................................0-9 Baylor...........................................7-2

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Southern Methodist....................5-1 Texas Christian.............................5-1 Texas............................................1-5

SWC Tournament

1994

Record............................8-14 SWC..................................3-4 W W L W L W W W L L L W L L L L L L L L W

North Texas .................................9-0 Southwest Texas State.................8-1 Louisiana State.............................1-8 Southwestern Louisiana..............6-2 Clemson.......................................1-7 Texas-San Antonio.......................6-3 Rice..............................................7-1 Houston.......................................6-3 Brigham Young.............................3-6 Utah.............................................2-7 South Carolina ............................0-6 Oklahoma....................................5-4 Oklahoma State...........................1-5 Baylor . ........................................3-6 Indiana.........................................0-9 Southern Methodist....................4-5 Tennessee....................................1-8 Notre Dame ................................2-5 Texas............................................1-8 Texas Christian ............................1-5 Texas Tech....................................5-4

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1993

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Baylor...........................................5-1 Arkansas......................................5-3 Vanderbilt....................................3-5

1997

Record............................9-16 SWC..................................4-4

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NCAA SW Regional

1991

Southwest Texas State.................9-0 North Texas..................................9-0 Northeast Louisiana.....................8-0 Brigham Young.............................3-6 Indiana.........................................0-9 Alabama.......................................3-6 Kentucky......................................4-5 Rice..............................................5-4 Houston.......................................6-3 Nevada-Las Vegas........................6-3 Texas Tech....................................9-0 North Carolina.............................3-6 Oklahoma State...........................1-8 Baylor...........................................8-1 Clemson.......................................3-6 South Carolina.............................2-5 Tennessee....................................2-5 Utah.............................................4-5 Pepperdine..................................0-6 Trinity...........................................7-2 Texas Christian.............................1-8 Texas............................................1-8 Arkansas......................................3-5 Southern Methodist....................3-6

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Southern Methodist....................7-2 Texas............................................2-7 Tyler Junior College......................8-1 Texas-Arlington............................9-0

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1995 Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record..........................12-12 SWC..................................5-2

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North Texas..................................8-1 Tulane..........................................5-4 Louisiana State.............................5-3 Brigham Young.............................2-5 Utah.............................................5-2 Southern Methodist....................7-2 Oklahoma....................................1-5 Oklahoma State...........................5-2 Baylor...........................................5-4 Tennessee....................................7-2 New Mexico.................................5-1 Indiana.........................................4-5 California.....................................1-8 Clemson.......................................5-1 Florida State................................4-5 Texas Tech....................................7-2 Texas Christian.............................7-2 Houston.......................................7-2 Rice..............................................4-5 Texas............................................1-8 South Carolina.............................1-5

North Texas .................................9-0 Louisiana State.............................1-5 Southern Methodist....................4-5 Indiana.........................................2-7 Rice..............................................6-3 Houston.......................................7-2 Oklahoma State...........................6-0 Purdue.........................................7-2 Wake Forest.................................1-5 Tennessee....................................2-7 Clemson.......................................3-5 South Carolina.............................0-6 Oklahoma....................................1-8 South Florida...............................5-4 Florida State................................2-5 Texas Christian.............................5-3 Texas Tech....................................8-1 Brigham Young.............................1-5 Utah.............................................5-1 Baylor...........................................9-0 Texas............................................0-9

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Record............................15-9 SWC..................................5-2

Texas Tech....................................5-1 Rice..............................................5-3 Texas............................................0-6

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North Texas .................................9-0 Southwest Texas..........................9-0 Texas Christian.............................4-5 Louisiana State . ..........................6-3 Rice..............................................8-1 Nebraska......................................7-2 San Diego State............................5-4 San Diego.....................................6-3 Texas Tech....................................9-0 Wake Forest.................................3-6 North Carolina.............................8-1 Iowa State....................................8-1 Missouri.......................................9-0 Oklahoma State...........................6-3 Colorado......................................8-1 Baylor...........................................6-3 Oklahoma....................................7-2 Texas............................................2-7 Kansas State.................................6-3 Kansas..........................................3-6

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Nebraska......................................5-2 Oklahoma....................................5-2 Texas............................................4-5

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Rice..............................................5-3 Louisiana State.............................0-5

1998 Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record..........................18-11 Big 12................................7-4

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at Hawaii......................................8-1 vs. Hawaii-Hilo.............................9-0 North Texas..................................9-0 Southwest Texas..........................9-0

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Houston.......................................6-3 at Louisiana State........................5-4 at Rice..........................................6-3 at Baylor......................................4-5 Brigham Young.............................0-9 Kansas State.................................5-4 South Alabama............................3-6 at Oklahoma................................5-4 at Nebraska..................................4-5 Sam Houston...............................9-0 at Texas Tech................................5-4 at Colorado..................................2-7 Stanford.......................................1-5 Missouri.......................................9-0 Iowa State....................................9-0 Oklahoma State...........................8-1 at Middle Tennessee State...........3-6 at Vanderbilt................................2-5 at Texas Christian.........................5-4 Texas............................................1-8 Kansas (13)..................................5-4

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Missouri.......................................7-0 Baylor...........................................5-3 Texas............................................0-5

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Houston.......................................3-5

1999 Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record............................14-9 Big 12..............................  8-3

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Southwest Texas State.................9-0 Louisiana State.............................5-4 Southern Methodist....................6-3 Nebraska......................................9-0 at Houston...................................4-5 Texas Christian.............................5-1 Oklahoma State...........................6-3 Wake Forest.................................1-6 at Iowa State................................9-0 at Missouri...................................7-2 at North Carolina.........................3-6 at North Carolina State................6-3 Colorado......................................6-3 Oklahoma....................................2-7 Texas Tech....................................8-1 Harvard........................................5-4 Vanderbilt....................................1-8 at Texas........................................0-9 Rice..............................................3-6 Baylor...........................................5-4 at Kansas State.............................0-9 at Kansas......................................3-6

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Baylor...........................................2-5

Houston.......................................5-0 Rice..............................................5-3 Texas............................................0-5

1996 Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record............................20-6 SWC..................................5-2

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North Texas .................................7-0 Southwest Texas..........................7-0 Texas-San Antonio.......................7-0 Louisiana State.............................5-3 Houston.......................................7-2 Rice..............................................4-5 Utah.............................................5-1 Brigham Young.............................4-5 Baylor...........................................9-0 Tennessee....................................4-5 Indiana.........................................5-4 Kansas..........................................6-3 Oklahoma State...........................6-3 Oklahoma....................................5-3 Texas Christian.............................6-3 Texas Tech....................................9-0

Monica Rebolledo ended her career in 1998 with an A&M record 95 career singles victories, a record that stood until 2007.

2000 Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record..........................16-11 Big 12................................9-2

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Stephen F. Austin.........................7-2 Sam Houston...............................8-1 Northwestern..............................3-6 at Louisiana State........................4-5 at Vanderbilt................................1-8 Missouri.......................................9-0 Iowa State....................................7-2 at Baylor......................................4-5 at Texas Christian.........................4-5 Georgia........................................0-9 Oklahoma....................................8-1 Oklahoma State...........................6-3 at Rice..........................................4-5 Miami..........................................6-2 Alabama.......................................7-0 Pepperdine..................................3-6 at Nebraska..................................5-4 at Texas Tech................................7-2 at Colorado..................................6-3 Southern Methodist....................6-1 Kansas State.................................6-3 Texas............................................0-9 Kansas..........................................7-2

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Stephen F. Austin.........................7-0 UT-San Antonio............................7-0 Louisiana State.............................5-2 Texas Christian.............................4-3 at Florida International................6-1 at Miami (Florida)........................4-3 Oklahoma State...........................3-4 Nebraska......................................6-1 Houston.......................................6-1 Vanderbilt....................................0-7 at Santa Clara...............................7-0 at Boston College.........................5-1 at Fresno State.............................4-3 Oklahoma....................................6-1 Colorado......................................7-0 Wake Forest ................................3-4 Texas Tech....................................7-0 at Iowa State................................7-0 at Missouri...................................7-0 Baylor...........................................3-4 at Texas........................................4-3 at Kansas State.............................4-3 at Kansas......................................6-1

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Kansas State.................................4-1 Texas............................................0-4

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Tulane..........................................3-4

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University of Hawai’i....................6-1 Cal-State Northridge....................7-0 at Texas Christian.........................4-3 Sam Houston...............................7-0

Southern......................................4-0 SMU.............................................4-1

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vs. Missouri..................................4-0 vs. Texas.......................................4-1 vs. Oklahoma State......................1-4

Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record..........................16-13 Big 12................................8-3

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vs. LSU.........................................4-0 vs. California................................0-4

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vs. Arizona State (55)...................4-1 at Baylor (5)................................0-4

2007 Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record............................21-7 Big 12................................9-2

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Texas-Pan American.................... 7-0 Sam Houston.............................. 7-0 at Georgia (24)............................ 1-6 Texas-San Antonio...................... 7-0 Houston...................................... 7-0 Auburn (75)............................. 5-2 LSU (54)...................................... 5-2 at Iowa State............................... 7-0 at Missouri.................................. 7-0 TCU (17)...................................... 5-2 Nebraska (66)............................. 7-0 at Notre Dame (2)....................... 2-5 at Michigan (25).......................... 5-2 at Middle Tennessee State.......... 7-0 at Vanderbilt (33)........................ 0-6 Colorado (20).............................. 7-0 Oklahoma .................................. 6-1 Rice............................................. 6-1 Baylor (15).................................. 1-6 Texas Tech................................... 7-0

vs. TCU (38)................................ 4-1 at Baylor (13)..............................1-4

2008 Coach Bobby Kleinecke

vs. Kansas State (55)....................4-0 vs. Texas (20)................................2-4

NCAA FIRST & SECOND ROUNDS

vs. Oklahoma............................. 4-0 vs. Texas (37).............................. 3-4

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Oklahoma State (67)................... 5-2 at Texas (41)................................ 4-3 at Kansas State............................ 7-0 at Kansas..................................... 7-0

Record............................17-9 Big 12..............................  9-2

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Texas State.................................. 7-0 Houston...................................... 7-0 at Rice (74).................................. 4-3 at LSU (34).................................. 6-1 at TCU (36).................................. 3-4 at UNLV (38)............................. 4-3 vs. Florida International (32)...... 3-4 vs. Fresno State (14)................... 2-5 Wake Forest (19)......................... 6-1 Georgia (6).................................. 1-6 at Oklahoma State...................... 7-0 at Oklahoma............................... 6-1 Notre Dame (24)......................... 3-4 Nebraska (54)............................. 7-0 Iowa State................................... 7-0 at Baylor (4)................................ 2-5 at Missouri.................................. 5-2 at Colorado (69).......................... 4-3 Kansas State................................ 7-0 Kansas (75)................................. 6-1 Texas (21).................................... 2-5 at Texas Tech (73)........................ 6-1

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Oklahoma State (66).................. 4-1 Texas (20).................................... 3-4

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vs. Washington (38)................... 4-1 at Stanford (4).............................1-4

vs. Texas Tech...............................4-1 vs. Baylor (15)..............................1-4

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vs. UNLV.......................................4-0 at Texas (10).................................1-4

2006

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Coach Bobby Kleinecke Record..........................16-12 Big 12................................9-2

at Kentucky (13)...........................3-4 vs. Maryland................................4-3 vs. Duke (9)..................................2-5 vs. USC (5)....................................4-3 vs. California (3)...........................2-5 vs. Northwestern (8)....................1-6 Rice..............................................7-0 at North Carolina (9)....................2-5

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2004

Kentucky (14)...............................2-5 Northwestern (5).........................2-5 Maryland.....................................6-1 vs. Duke (8)..................................2-5 vs. UCLA (4)..................................3-4 vs. Harvard...................................3-4 at Purdue.....................................3-4 at Indiana.....................................4-3 at TCU (14)...................................2-5 Nebraska......................................3-4 LSU...............................................4-2 at Houston...................................5-2 Oklahoma State...........................5-2 Wake Forest.................................1-6 at Tulsa........................................7-0 Oklahoma....................................6-1 Colorado......................................5-2 at Iowa State................................7-0 at Missouri...................................5-2 Texas Tech....................................7-0 Baylor (12)...................................2-5 at Rice..........................................4-0 at Texas (10).................................2-5 at Kansas State.............................7-0 at Kansas......................................7-0

Rice (57).......................................5-2 Fresno State (39).........................3-4 TCU (26).......................................1-6 Notre Dame (2)............................3-4 Georgia Tech (13).........................3-4 at Oklahoma State (62)................5-2 at Oklahoma................................6-1 at Texas Tech (50).........................7-0 at Colorado (44)...........................7-0 Texas (15).....................................6-1 at Nebraska (49)..........................2-5 at Baylor (5).................................0-7 Kansas State (59).........................6-1 Texas-San Antonio.......................7-0 Kansas (63)..................................6-1 Missouri.......................................7-0

Big 12 Tournament

2005

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2002 Record............................23-6 Big 12................................9-2

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NCAA FIRST & SECOND ROUNDS

Texas Christian.............................1-4

at Iowa State................................6-1 at Missouri...................................2-5 vs. North Carolina........................1-6 vs. Kentucky.................................1-6 at Wisconsin................................4-3 LSU...............................................5-2 Texas-San Antonio.......................5-2 Houston.......................................6-1 Nebraska......................................7-0 Oklahoma State...........................5-2 TCU..............................................4-3 vs. Duke.......................................0-7 at UNLV........................................3-4 at Georgia Tech............................2-5 Oklahoma....................................5-2 Colorado......................................5-2 Baylor...........................................3-4 Wake Forest.................................4-3 Sam Houston State......................7-0 Texas Tech....................................7-0 South Alabama............................3-4 at Rice..........................................6-1 William & Mary............................3-4 at Texas........................................4-3 at Kansas State.............................7-0 at Kansas......................................7-0

vs. Nebraska . ..............................4-0 vs. Oklahoma (19)........................4-2 vs. Texas (10) . .............................4-3

HISTORY

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at Wake Forest.............................4-0 Texas-San Antonio.......................7-0 Iowa State....................................7-0 Missouri.......................................6-1 Houston.......................................6-1 Pennsylvania................................4-2 at LSU...........................................3-4 at Nebraska..................................7-0 Indiana (23).................................6-1 at Oklahoma State.......................7-0 at Oklahoma (17).........................5-2 at Texas Tech................................6-0 at Colorado..................................6-1 at Baylor......................................6-1 Kansas State.................................7-0 Texas (11).....................................3-4 Kansas..........................................7-0 Abilene Christian.........................4-3

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Record..........................20-11 Big 12................................9-2

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2003

Nebraska......................................5-4 Baylor...........................................3-5

Kentucky (31)...............................5-4 California (5)................................0-5

Oklahoma....................................4-2 Kansas..........................................4-2 Texas............................................0-5

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Rice..............................................7-0 at Vanderbilt................................2-5 at Louisiana State........................4-3 Missouri.......................................6-1 Iowa State....................................7-0 Arizona.........................................2-5 Stephen F. Austin.........................7-0 Abilene Christian.........................7-0 at Nebraska..................................6-1 Miami (Fla.)..................................4-1 Iowa.............................................6-1 Tulsa . ..........................................6-1 at Oklahoma State.......................3-4 at Oklahoma................................5-2 at Missouri...................................7-0 at Houston...................................7-0 at Texas Tech................................5-2 at Colorado..................................5-2 at Baylor......................................5-2 Kansas State.................................5-2 Texas............................................1-6 Kansas..........................................6-1

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Christi Liles led A&M with 29 victories as a freshman in 2008, tying for eighth in the A&M all-time season records. 2009 Aggie WOMEN’S TENNIS

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Marshall, Karen ’86

Schlumpf, Anna ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94

Mawdsley, Robyn ’89

Schoonover, Denise (trainer) ’96

Galloway, Meggan (trainer) ’06

McAllister, Carol ’77

Scobee, Dustin (manager) ’97

Akagi, Vanne ’83, ’84, ’85, ’86

Gensler, Gaye Lynne ’84, ’85, ’86, ’88

Mechem, Nicki ’03, ’04, ’06, ’07

Scott, Kathryn ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00

Amo, Christina ’08

Germany, Stacy (trainer) ’01, ’04, ’05

Monsul, Nicole ’92, ’93

Sharp, Sheridan ’76

Graf, Jennifer ’91

Moore, Darren (manager) ’94, ’95

Shillcutt, Betty ’77, ’78

Guerra, Mary ’76, ’77, ’78

Moree, Ashley (trainer) ’99

Sissom, Kathleen ’78, ’79, ’80

Agassi, Tami ’90, ’91

B Bassett, Robyn ’01, ’02 Beahm, Julie ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97

Haas, Cassie ’00

Nedorostova, Martina ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02

Blackburn, Julie ’93

Hanna, Laura ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84

Neutze, Terri ’80

Blagodarova, Anna ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08

Haygarth, Derryn ’88, ’89, ’90

Nix, Traci ’88, ’89, ’90

Bouldin, Steve (manager) ’96

Hedberg, Ashley ’01, ’02, ’03

Nutt, Cathy ’83

Burns, Anjanette (trainer) ’94, ’95

Hefley, Alexis ’78, ’80

Burns, KiKi ’06

Hill, Pam ’79, ’81, ’82

Burton-Durham, Janine ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94

Hinkle, Ferol ’79, ’80 Hooton, Maylyn ’79, ’80, ’81, ’82

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Landry, Teresa ’82, ’83

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Lee, Danielle M. ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04

Druss, Marisa ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08

Lee, Danielle N. ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01

Sober, Jeff (manager) ’05, ’06 Spencer, Roberta ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04 Staley, Lynn ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Stanford, Cheryl ’82 Stockman, Shelley ’84 Strakosova, Anna ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Strauch, Allyson ’89, ’90, ’91

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Jessica Roland became the third Aggie to earn All-America honors after leading A&M to the 2004 Big 12 tournament title and the NCAA Sweet 16.

2 0 0 9 T EX A S A & M  t e nnis c am p s Campers stay at a resort-style dorm which features:

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Camp Sessions I.......May 31 - June 5 II.......June 7 - 12 III.......June 21 - 26 IV.......June 28 - July 3 V.......July 5 - 10 VI.......July 12 - 17

The Texas A&M Tennis Camp has a 30year tradition of training champions for tennis and for life. Through exposure to top competition and keen tennis minds, we hope to instill a burning desire to become a successful player and person. 2009 Aggie WOMEN’S TENNIS

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excellence in academics and athletics, as well as the tremendous Aggie spirit and proud traditions that create a learning and living experience unlike any other. From world-class research, residential and recreational facilities to a broad range of academic and extracurricular programs, Texas A&M offers myriad opportunities for intellectual and personal development in an environment that fosters achievement at the highest level.

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And, rich traditions – from “Howdy,” the official campus greeting, to events and commemorations such as The Big Event, Yell Practice and Aggie Muster – create a bond that unites Aggies across the generations.

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ince its Oct. 4, 1876 opening as the state’s first public institute of higher learning, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now known as Texas A&M University, has grown into a leader in teaching, research and service, with an international reputation for excellence in academics and athletics. Located in the heart of Texas, less than 160 miles from four of the nation’s 20 largest cities (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin) and home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas A&M is a popular and convenient destination for visitors from throughout the state. 

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exas A&M is a worldwide leader in a wide array of international programs, partnerships and exchanges. Faculty and research staff have participated in more than 300 research projects in more than 50 countries and on all seven continents in recent years; the university enjoys formal cooperative agreements with about 100 institutions in more than 40 nations in Europe, Asia and throughout the Americas. As of April 2008, Texas A&M enrolled approximately 4,100 international students from 128 countries (ranked 13th) and sends more than 1,200 students on Study Abroad programs each year. Texas A&M University at Qatar was established in 2003 in Education City, a 2,400-acre campus that also houses branch campuses of Virginia Commonwealth University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University in the city of Doha. A comprehensive Study Abroad program offers students a range of opportunities to study overseas-independently, as part of faculty-led excursions, through student exchanges or at Texas A&M centers such as The Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy; The James Earl Rudder Scholar Program in Caen, Normandy, France; and The Texas A&M University Center in Mexico City, Mexico. 

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nrollment: Texas A&M is the nation’s sixth-largest university (46,542 students in fall 2007). Students represent every state and 133 other nations. 3,483 (55 percent) of the first-time-in-college students enrolled in fall 2007 graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. The average SAT for freshmen is 1208 (national average is 1017). The university received a record 21,000+ applications and a record 8,085 entering freshmen for fall 2007. Fall 2008 freshman enrollment is also expected to top 8,000. It enrolls more than 4,100 international students from 128 countries (ranked 13th) and sends more than 1,200 students on Study Abroad programs each year. O National Merit Scholars: Texas A&M is ranked No. 10 in the nation in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars and had the second-largest increase among all schools according to the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Corp. annual report. O Value of Research: With nearly $570 million invested in research, Texas A&M ranks among the top 20 research universities nationwide.

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that ranks earnings of alumni from around the country with 10 to 20 years of experience. Texas A&M was the only Texas institution ranked among the top 10 public schools in a list dominated by University of California schools. • The Washington Monthly rated Texas A&M the best in the nation “for tangible contributions to the public interest.” The magazine’s editors say they rate individual schools on such factors as the degree to which they encourage students to serve in ROTC programs, the Peace Corps and other service programs, along with their emphasis on research that drives economic growth. • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranked Texas A&M 25th in the country in 2006 in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students. The university ranked first in agriculture, fourth in biological and biomedical sciences, fourth in engineering and seventh in interdisciplinary studies. • Established a chapter of the academic honors society Phi Beta Kappa in spring 2004. • The Memorial Student Center is the nation’s largest student-union program. The university has more than 700 university-recognized clubs and organizations to satisfy a myriad of social, personal development and recreational interests. • The university’s 5,200-acre physical plant, one of the largest in the nation, is valued at more than $1 billion. • Texas A&M University at Galveston, the state’s marine and maritime branch campus, has been in operation since 1962 and enrolls about 1,700 students in undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, engineering, business and transportation. 2 0 0 9 A g g i e W O M EN ’ S T ENNIS

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Texas A&M has been identified by Business Week magazine as one of the top 12 academically elite schools in the amount of research received from industry. Endowment: Texas A&M’s endowment (including some parts of The Texas A&M University System) for FY 2007 was valued at about $6.5 billion, ranking 10th nationally and fourth among public universities. additional points of interest: • Among 62 invited members of the prestigious American Association of Universities. • One of a select few institution to hold triple federal designation: Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant. • Texas A&M receives high marks by publications that focus on specific academic areas and for such programs as MBAs. • Smart Money ranks Texas A&M No. 1 in its Dec. 2008 list of national rankings for “payback ratio”— the earning levels of an institution’s graduates compared to what they paid in tuition, fees and related costs for their undergraduate educations. • The Princeton Review/USA Today listed Texas A&M as one of the nation’s 50 “best values” among public institutions, becoming the latest in a series of national publication rankings in which Texas A&M fares well on the basis of high-quality education at an affordable cost and good return on investment in a college education. • Texas A&M is consistently ranked high by U.S. News & World Report in its listings of “best values among public universities.” • Texas A&M tied for ninth place among public institutions in a Forbes Magazine survey

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military than any school other than the academies. Approximately 200 students participate in a separate corps at the Galveston campus, producing more Merchant Marine and U.S. Coast Guard officers than any institution except those academies. The student body continues to become more diverse. While total enrollment has grown by about 15 percent since 1988, minority enrollment has increased at an even faster pace. Women now represent approximately 48 percent of all students. More than 25 percent of the incoming freshman classes in recent years have been first-generation college students. More than 10,000 students have the opportunity to live on campus, placing Texas A&M among the top five universities in the nation in its capability for housing students.

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exas A&M is as committed to developing students’ character as well as their intellect, through a wide array of extracurricular activities collectively referred to as “The Other Education.” More than 75 percent of Texas A&M students belong to at least one of the 700-plus recognized student organizations, the nation’s largest student-union program. Membership in these organizations and participation in their activities help build important teamwork and leadership skills, while encouraging students to give of themselves in service to others. With about 1,800 members, Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets is the largest uniformed student body apart from the national service academies. Although membership carries no military obligation, the Corps is responsible for commissioning more officers into the U.S.

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exas A&M has more than 2,600 faculty and is in the final year of a five-year effort— unprecedented in all of American higher education—to add nearly 450 new faculty members. The student-to-faculty ratio is less than 20:1. Included on the faculty are Nobel laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug (1970 Peace Prize); National Medal of Science winner Dr. George F. Bass (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Archaeology, 2001); a Pulitzer Prize Winner (Dr. Douglas Starr, Professor of Journalism); 21 members of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science (6), and many others who have received such high honors as the Wolf Prize, MacArthur Foundation “genius” Grants and the Welch Foundation Prize.

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hrough its 10 colleges, Texas A&M offers undergraduate degrees in more than 150 fields of study, plus concentrations within majors (such as engineering geology within geology), almost 250 master’s and doctoral degrees, and one professional degree, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. A new University Studies degree program, available in fall 2007, gives students greater flexibility to tailor their degrees while still meeting all core curriculum standards. Through the summer of 2007, Texas A&M had awarded more than 330,000 academic degrees, including more than 70,000 graduate and professional degrees. More than half of the advanced degrees have been awarded in the past 15 years.

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exas A&M’s faculty conduct nearly $570 million in research each year. Researchers at Texas A&M and affiliated A&M System agencies disclosed 141 inventions and filed 106 patent applications in FY 2007. In 2004, Texas A&M was selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the lead institution for the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense, a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research facility that aims to enhance the security of our nation’s food and agricultural systems. The center is part of Texas A&M’s Integrative Center for Homeland Security, which was established in May 2002. Since 2003, Texas A&M has served as a major participant in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), a large-scale, multinational earth science research project for which Texas A&M also serves as the operator of one of three scientific drilling ships. At $450 million over 10 years, IODP represents

the largest research contract in Texas A&M’s 128-year history. Texas A&M previously served as science operator for the Ocean Drilling Program, IODP’s predecessor, which ended in 2003 after 20 years.  The 350-acre Texas A&M University Research Park opened in 1982. Tenants include the local headquarters of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, the headquarters and model basin for the Offshore Technology Research Center funded by the National Science Foundation, the Reta and Bill Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory and Centeq Research Plaza. The oilfield services company Schlumberger and Hewlett-Packard also have offices on site. Texas A&M Libraries are ranked first in scholarly publishing among U.S. academic libraries.

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exas A&M University’s FY 2007 operating budget was $1 billion. In the 2005 calendar year, the university and other components of the Texas A&M University System located in the Bryan-College Station area had an economic impact of more than $2.7 billion. That includes institutional spending, as well as spending by more than 21,700 employees, nearly 45,000 students and tens of thousands of visitors. Texas A&M’s endowment (including some parts of The Texas A&M University System) for FY 2007 was valued at about $6.5 billion, ranking 10th nationally and fourth among public universities.

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exas A&M University is part of the Texas A&M University System, which includes nine other academic institutions: Prairie View A&M (Prairie View), Tarleton State (Stephenville), Texas A&M International (Laredo), Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M Kingsville, Texas A&M-Texarkana, West Texas A&M (Canyon) and the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. The System also includes the following state agencies:

• Texas Agricultural Experiment Station • Texas Cooperative Extension • Texas Animal Damage Control Service • Texas Engineering Experiment Station • Texas Engineering Extension Service • Texas Forest Service • Texas Transportation Institute • Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

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s the scientific core of Texas A&M, the College of Science has a three-part mission: educating new generations of scientists, conducting cutting-edge research to produce tomorrow’s technologies and providing the required mathematics, statistics and science foundation for all Texas A&M students. The college boasts world-renowned distinguished faculty, including three National Academy of Sciences members and a Nobel laureate. Two of the college’s five departments are ranked nationally at or near the top 10. The college’s Cyclotron Institute operates one of the world’s only K500 superconducting cyclotrons.

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he College of Geosciences is home to one of the most comprehensive concentrations of geosciences students, faculty and research scientists in the country. Our unique blend of disciplines includes atmospheric sciences, geography, geology & geophysics, and oceanography. The College is also home to three major research centers – the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, and the Texas Sea Grant College Program – making Geosciences the largest college research program in the Texas A&M system. In addition to the degree programs in our four academic departments, we also offer interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Studies, Environmental Geosciences and Spatial Science, and a master of Geoscience degree. With a total of approximately 755 students and about 110 faculty, the College offers an educational atmosphere characterized by smaller classes with tenured or tenure-track faculty, interactive learning, research opportunities in the laboratory and the field, and state-of-theart facilities.

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he Dwight Look College of Engineering graduates about 2,000 engineers a year, third highest in the nation. Its program consistently ranks in the top 10 public engineering programs and its students are the some of most highly recruited engineers in the United States. To learn more about the fascinating and rewarding field of engineering, visit http://thinkbig.tamu.edu

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ffers curricula designed to develop critical reading and thinking skills, to broaden and enrich the quality of life, and to produce informed and responsible citizens. The College offers an array of majors in 12 departments focusing on social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the performing arts, as well as serving as a major source of international education.

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ationally recognized through annual rankings among the top 10 public business schools for its undergraduate and MBA programs, Mays provides its students unique learning experiences that stress critical and innovative thinking, character development and ethical leadership. Visit mays.tamu. edu for more information.

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re you looking for a career that provides the opportunity to help others? If so, then there is a home for you in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. Besides offering one of the best teacher education programs in the nation and being the leading producer of school teachers in high need areas, the college offers opportunities in human resource development, sport management, community health, technology management and exercise physiology. The 2009 U.S. News and World Report ranked its graduate school as 40th in the nation, and three new master’s degrees are offered in special education and Hispanic bilingual education. The college incorporates new technologies into all its programs and offers online and distance experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information about the college, visit www.cehd.tamu.edu.

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he Bush School of Government and Public Service Administration was named after George Bush, 41st President of the United States, who once said “Public service is a noble calling.” Ranked 23nd among public universities for public affairs programs, the school educates principled leaders in public service and international affairs, conducts research, and performs service. The Master of Public Service and Administration and the Master’s Program of International Affairs are the two academic cornerstones of the college, with 195 graduate students enrolled. The school also offers online or in residence graduate certificate programs in Nonprofit Management, Advanced International Affairs, and Homeland Security. Distinguished, multidisciplinary faculty members are national and international leaders in their fields, and the college is home to the Institute for Science, Technology & Public Policy and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. To learn more, visit us online at http://bush.tamu.edu.

environmental management, biotechnology, veterinary and human medicine, and nutrition and food science. The College’s faculty members are internationally respected for their innovative improvements in production technology, natural resource management, genetics, human health, and disease prevention and for enhancing the quality of life in both rural and urban communities. They also place a high priority on teaching and working with students. For more information, visit coals.tamu.edu.

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he College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, the only veterinary college in Texas, consistently ranks in the Top Five colleges of veterinary medicine in the nation and has produced approximately 10 percent of all the practicing veterinarians in the United States. The Texas Veterinary Medical Center, which includes the college, the large and small animal hospitals, and several specialized centers and institutes, offers patient care for all animal species through its’ community and referral practice. The undergraduate Biomedical Science (BIMS) Program at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences graduates the highest percentage of students admitted to professional schools in the State of Texas including veterinary, dental, medical, optometry, and nursing. In the Biomedical Science program, students rise to the expectation of the program’s rigorous curriculum. The average GPA of Biomedical Science students consistently exceeds the campus average.

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s one of the nation’s largest colleges of agriculture and life sciences and ranks among the top producers of future leaders for the multibillion-dollar U.S. food and fiber industry. With 29 major undergraduate programs in 15 departments, the College offers world-class education and research programs in food systems, natural resources and the environment, and life sciences technology, incorporating practical learning through internships in industry and government and study-abroad programs in countries throughout the world. The College’s diverse and motivated graduates successfully pursue careers in such fields as marketing and sales, law, government, business management, wildlife and

he College of Architecture is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It offers a comprehensive catalog of prominently ranked graduate and undergraduate programs in the design, visualization, planning, construction, and land development professions. The three departments in the college – architecture, construction science, and landscape architecture and urban planning – are each fully accredited at the highest possible level and together offer 12 degree programs including doctorates in architecture and urban and regional sciences. Additionally the college sustains six formally organized research centers and laboratories dedicated to improving the knowledge base of the professions it serves and supporting five graduate certificate programs in sustainable urbanism, facility management, health systems and design, historic preservation, and environmental hazard management.

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college campus but especially at Texas A & M University. The “Spirit of Aggieland” is unmatched by any other college or university in the United States. Most traditions at Texas A & M are filled with the rich background of its Corps of Cadets, which for many years made up the entire student body at the College Station campus. Texas A & M opened in 1876 as a land grant college. At that point, the student body adopted a military structure, and the traditions of Aggieland took their roots. The school remained essentially the same

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until 1963 when the first women were admitted. But the school still has the Corps of Cadets — only one of a few universities in the country to maintain a strong commitment to military training. Today participation in the Corps is strictly voluntary, but about 2,000 students — men and women — choose to be part of the proud organization that helps personify the “Spirit of Aggieland.”

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One of the most well-known traditions at Texas A&M is the Twelfth Man...

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he story of this colorful tradition has been told and retold to generations of Aggie students and is part of the cohesive substance that binds A &M students together forever. The Twelfth Man is the reason A &M students stand for each entire football game. When Aggie students stand during games, it is this spirit and loyalty they are remembering. They stand in readiness in case they are needed to go into the game like the original Twelfth Man, E. King Gill.   The late Dr. Gill of Corpus Christi related this story some years ago: “It was in January, 1922, following the 1921 football season. The Aggies were SWC champions and had been invited to play Centre College in what was then called the Dixie Classic in Dallas. I had played on the football team, but was on the basketball team at that time and those in charge felt I was more valuable to the ­basketball team (Gill was an All-SWC basketball player in 1923). I was in Dallas, however, and even rode to the stadium in the same taxi with Coach Dana X. Bible. I was in civilian clothes and was not to be in uniform. Coach Bible asked me to assist in spotting players for the late Jinx Tucker (sports editor of the Waco News-Tribune) in the press box. So, I was up in the press box, helping Jinx Tucker when, near the end of the first half, I was called down to the Texas A&M bench. There had been a number of injuries but it was not until I arrived on the field that I learned that Coach Bible wanted me to put on a football uniform and be ready to play if he needed me. There were no dressing rooms at the stadium in those days. The team had dressed downtown at the hotel and traveled to the stadium in taxi cabs. Anyway, I put on the uniform of one of the injured players. We got under the stands, and he put on my clothes and I put on his uniform. I was ready to play but never was sent into the game.”

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he solemn ceremony is the final tribute and honor to an Aggie who has died. The cere­mony is held in front of the ­Academic Building on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 p.m., if a student died during the preceding month. Students gather around the area, the campus lights are dimmed (cars included), chimes play from Albritton Tower, a detachment from the Ross Volunteers fires three volleys and buglers from the Aggie Band play Silver Taps three times. The ceremony is quite moving because the only sense one witnesses it with is sound. The family members of the deceased Aggie are invited as special guests at the ceremony.

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he early meetings were parties and banquets held during the commencement exercises. Soon, a permanent date was set — April 21 — and it became a time to pay homage to students and former students who died during the past year. At today’s Muster, living comrades answer “here” to the roll call at the largest ceremony in the 12,500-seat Reed Arena, for their friends who have passed on. During World War I, groups of Aggies held Muster in trenches in Europe. In 1923, former students began holding Muster

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n the night before the game — or two nights before if it is played in Austin — the Corps of Cadets stands at attention to the music of “The Spirit of Aggieland” while the bonfire sends its flames and sparks spiraling into the sky. Bonfire is entirely financed and organized by the Corps of Cadets and traditionally belongs to the freshman class, but the entire student body helps build the world’s largest bonfire. The building and burning of Bonfire, which takes two weeks of nonstop work to complete after months of gathering wood, symbolizes the burning desire to beat t.u. and the undying love Aggies everywhere carry for Texas A &M. Bonfire formerly took place on the intramural field south of Duncan Dining Hall on the southern edge of campus, but moved to the polo fields at the northeast corner of campus in the early ’90s. Bonfire has not burned since the stack collapsed in 1999 and 12 Aggies were killed. The Bonfire will not burn for the foreseeable future. Extensive studies have been conducted concerning the future design and conducting of Bonfire. Replant is a one-day environmental service project which strives to improve the Bryan/College Station community, bring students together through tradition, provide an avenue for environmental service and action, through a yearly tree planting event. The Replant Committee is a group of Fightin’ Texas Aggie students which organizes and puts on the annual environmental service project. The diverse bunch of students comes from varied fields of study, as well as from across the country. While the group does a lot of the behind-thescenes organizational work, it could not succeed without the elbow grease of the dedicated volunteers who attend Replant each year.

Friday night before a home football game. The Aggie Band starts the parade at the Quadrangle near the Corps dorms and marches to Kyle Field led by the Yell Leaders carrying torches. Then, as many as 20,000 students line the route and fall in behind the band. Yells are then practiced, the Aggie War Hymn and the Spirit of Aggieland are sung, and at “lights out” the after-touchdown kiss is practiced. After an Aggie victory, the Yell Leaders are carried across campus and tossed into the Fish Pond, then a Yell Practice is held. After being “outscored,” students remain in the stands, and Yell Practice is held in preparation for the next game.

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oday yell leaders are selected by a vote of the student body. There are five Yell Leaders (three seniors and two juniors) who are donned in white. These five motivated Aggies use hand signals to indicate what yell will occur next. They tell the “Twelfth Man” what yell is coming, and the students on the bottom row pick up the signal and repeat it, passing it upward until the entire student body knows what is coming. Once the “Twelfth Man” assumes the “humping it” position (bending over with the hands placed just above the knees, properly aligning the back, mouth and throat for maximum volume) the yell ­begins.

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throughout Texas, the nation and numerous other parts of the world — to let Aggies remember old days and meet old friends.

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he Center for Student-Athlete Services is located on the second floor of the Bright Football Complex. The Center is a 24,550-square foot state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest teaching technology and capable of accommodating over 600 students at any given time. The academic staff was highly involved in the design of the Center to ensure a convenient and user-friendly layout to meet the student-athletes’ needs. Designed with the studentathlete in mind, the academic center is one of the most comprehensive academic support facilities in college athletics. T e x a s A &M U n i v e r s i t y

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HAMPS 101 is a comprehensive course created to assist our student-athletes in coping with the many transitions and challenges of college, athletic life, and beyond. The course creates opportunities for student-athletes to explore and be involved in campus life, services, and programs while encouraging personal growth and responsible decision-making. All new freshman student-athletes are required to complete the course for aca-

Ac a d e m i c C e n t e r Fa cts O 50-station Computer Center with all new Dell Pentium IV desktop computers

O 30 Dell laptop computers to check out O access to all of the software available in any open access computer lab on campus

O 11 Tutor Rooms for small group tutoring O 10 Tutor Rooms for individual tutoring O five tutor labs (agriculture, business, science, humanities, social science)

demic credit within their first year. In addition, experienced studentathletes may participate as Teaching Assistants, providing guidance for new students while gaining valuable experience as a mentor and teacher. The CHAMPS 101 course serves to enhance Texas A&M’s commitment to the total development of our student-athletes by addressing the issues and topics to better prepare them academically, athletically, and personally.

The annual C HA M P S B a n q u e t

O writing center modeled after the University Writing Center in Evans Library

O math center – friendly staff to help with mathematics at all levels

O two study lounges for students to find a quiet, comfortable place to study independently or in small groups

O four large classrooms available for Champs 101, supplemental instruction or other classes that include student athletes

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comfortable chairs, big screen TV and vending machines nearby

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O full-time nutritionist O a friendly staff including nine full-time academic supervisors, five graduate assistants, learning coordinators, learning assistants, receptionists and more than 50 tutors available

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season due to injury, Gardner became only the second body president candidate, is planning to attend law swimmer in school history to qualify for the NCAA school following graduation. Championship final in the 50-yard freestyle, breaking In the community service award categories, the one of the most long-standing and most sought after Community Service MVP went to women’s swimmer marks in the A&M swimming record books. Gardner led Meghan Nebera (Brentwood, Tenn.). Nebera, who the Aggies to a 13th-place finish, A&M’s 13th top 25 completed her eligibility in 2007, ranks second in A&M finish in a row, at the NCAA Championships in Federal history in the 200-yard butterfly and is one of only Way, Wash. three Aggies to ever score in the event at the NCAA Soccer player Ashlee Pistorius (Bloomington, Championships. Ill.) was named the female DistinSophomore volleyguished Letterman Award winner. Pisball player Mary Batis torius is the A&M school record holder (San Antonio) was for goals in a career and a four-time named the Outstanding Big 12 All-Tournament selection in adCommittee Chair for her dition to being named the 2007 Big 12 work with Aggie Athletes Offensive Player of the Year. She was Involved and The Big named the Honda Sports Award winEvent. Batis has started odd is a three-time first-team Academic All-Big ner in January 2007, an honor given to every match and played 12 pick and received Academic All-America nation’s top collegiate soccer player folin all but one game durhonors as a junior and senior. He lowing a ballot of 1,000 ing her two-year A&M played in 28 career tournaments NCAA member schools career. This past season, and tied for eighth at the 2007 as part of the Collegiate the outside hitter from 2008 Bill Erwin Scholar-Athletes of the Year Morris Williams Intercollegiate Women Sports Program. San Antonio earned Trey Todd and Jen Moore in Austin. His career-best round MVP accolades at two The men’s tennis was a 67 at the 2006 PING/ of three tournaments and went on to be named the and women’s golf teams earned the HighBill Erwin ScholarArizona State Intercollegiate. Athletes of the Year team’s co-MVP after leading the team in digs per est Team GPA Award for the spring of 2007 O Jen Moore, volleyball Todd has received his masters in game and ranking second in kills, points and aces per while the women’s swimming & diving O Trey Todd, men’s golf accounting from Texas A&M and game. team won the Highest Team GPA Award has accepted a job with Price Distinguished Letterwinners Student Athlete Advisory Committee President, and for the 2007 fall semester. Other teams Waterhouse in Dallas. O Ashlee Pistorius, soccer men’s golfer, Matt Van Zandt (Houston) was honored earning High Team GPA Awards (for having O Ozzie Gardner, men’s swimming Moore was a three-time for his work as well. a team GPA over 3.0) were equestrian (Fall member of the Academic All-Big Prentice Gautt 2007), women’s swimming & diving (Spring The Award of Excellence, given to an athletic sup12 Volleyball Team during her Scholarship Recipients 2007), and women’s tennis (Spring 2007). porter within the department, was presented to Associate four-year career, and as a senior, O Terry Dike, track and field Track and field athlete Terry Dike Athletic Director for Academics Steve McDonnell. O Jessica Winfield, track and field the libero was named to the ESPN (Houston) and Jessica Wingfield McDonnell has worked in the position for the Aggies since The Magazine Academic All-DisAward of Excellence (Richardson) earned a sweep of the Prencoming over from a similar role at Iowa State in 1999. He trict VI Women’s Volleyball SecO Steve McDonnell tice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship also oversaw the transition of the academic center from ond Team by the College Sports Awards. Cain Hall to the Bright Complex in 2003. Cleo Whitlock Award Information Directors of America. A two-time NCAA All-American in The Cleo Whitlock Award, given to an athletic supO Rush Hannigan In 2007, the team captain played the javelin, Wingfield placed 10th at the porter outside the department, was presented to Rush Community Service MVP in every game and ranked second NCAA Championship in 2005 and 2007. Her Hannigan. Hannigan often shows up for volleyball O Meghan Nebera, women’s swimming on the squad in digs per game career best mark of 164 feet ranks No. 7 on games before warm-ups start and is often the first perOutstanding Committee Chair while leading the Aggies to a the Texas A&M all-time list. She is a fourson in the stands. He attends many A&M sports, shows O Mary Batis, volleyball 21-10 record. An honor student, time Texas A&M / Verizon Scholar-Athlete up early, stays late and was submitted for the honor by Moore graduated in May 2008 Student Athlete Advisory Award Winner, having earned the 4.0 GPA multiple A&M teams for his out standing spirit. with a degree in communications Committee President award three times. Athletes honored for being CHAMPS 101 Teaching O Matt Van Zandt, men’s golf and will pursue a master’s degree She is also a three-time Big 12 AllAssistants were men’s swimmer Alejandro Jacobo in sports management at A&M Academic Team member and a McFadden (León, Gto., Mexico), softball player Megan Gibson in the fall. Endowed Scholarship Recipient. Wingfield (Spring), track & field athletes Ashley McCarty A total of 401 student-athletes and student has been accepted into medical school at the University (Sanger) and Chad Stoermer (San Antonio), support staff were honored for posting a grade point of Texas at Houston. women’s basketball player LaToya Gulley (Fayetteaverage of 3.0 or higher during the 2007 calendar ville, Ark.) and women’s swimmer Sally Ranzau Dike improved his career best mark in the triple jump year. Of those, 89 earned Verizon Outstanding Athletto 49-6 in 2008, placing third at the Texas Invitational and (Alpharetta, Ga.). CHAMPS 101 is a required course ics Scholar Awards for posting a 4.0 GPA for one or qualifying for the NCAA Midwest Regional. He is a Craig C. for all first-year student-athletes. both semesters. Brown Senior Engineer semifinalist, a three-time Verizon Ms. Gaye Zinn accepted an award posthumously Men’s swimmer Ozzie Gardner (Kearns, Scholar-Athlete Award winner, a two-time member of the for her recently deceased husband Bennie Zinn, Utah) was named the male Distinguished LetterBig 12 All-Academic Team and recipient of the Ernst H. & who made significant contributions to the departman Award winner. After red-shirting his true senior Eva C. Gras Memorial Endowment. Dike, a former student ment as a tutor in the Academic Center.

Trey Todd (Abilene) and

volleyball player Jen Moore (Allen) were named the Bill

Erwin Scholar-Athletes of the Year at the 18th-annual

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Athletic Career Services staff advises studentathletes on career-related issues such as on-campus interviewing, employment trends and job search strategies and also provides workshops, mock interviews, and resume and career planning seminars. Along with the opportunity to attend various employer fairs the Athletic Career Services Center also brings in employers for our very own career fair. Student-athletes are also encouraged to utilize the extensive resources and services offered by the University Career Center.

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prepares them for their transition out of college sports and into the workforce. Athletic Career Services is introduced during the student-athletes freshman year with the acknowledgement that with their hectic athletic schedules becoming involved with campus organizations is challenging. Therefore during their winter, spring and summer break, internships and part-time positions related to their major are available. This provides the student-athlete with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while also building their resume. Upon graduation our student-athletes are the most prepared and experienced candidates one could hire.

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ome of the world’s most influential people attended Texas A & M. They are the movers and shakers on and off the planet, and they are also Aggies.

STEVEN R. SWANSON ’98

NASA Astronaut (Mission Specialist) Crew Member, Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-117, June 8-22, 2007

MICHAEL E. FOSSUM ’80

NASA Astronaut (Mission Specialist) Crew Member, Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-121, July 4-17, 2006 and STS-124, May 31June 14, 2008

chris tomlin ’94

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Rick Perry ’72

Texas Governor and former A & M track and field athlete

Martin Torrijos ’87 President of Panama with President George W. Bush

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“As a graduate of the University (along with a brother, ’91, and sister, ’93) I have always cherished meeting Aggies across the nation, regardless of race, creed, sex or religion. I am a living witness that the university is an open and inviting place for anyone.”

— Roland S. Martin ’91 Author; nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate; radio host, commentator for TV One Cable Network and host of the Roland S. Martin Show

“I miss the atmosphere. Texas A & M taught me so much and it was the best time of my life. I’m dreaming to get back there. Just being able to walk on campus and being able to say hi to pretty much everyone. Getting to know so many people from so many different walks of life and the camaraderie is hard to explain.”

— Fernando Palomo ’96 SportsCenter anchor, ESPN Deportes

“The best thing about A & M and Bryan-College Station for me was the people. The community really accepted me and got behind me when I was a novice TV weathercaster. They made me think I could do anything!”

— Orelon Sidney ’92 Former CNN Weather Anchor

“I was born and raised in BryanCollege Station so my blood was maroon from day one. That blood, along with the bonding spirit of being an Aggie will be with me for the rest of my life. As a kid, student and an adult, the sounds of Kyle Field, G. Rollie, Olsen Field, or just simply walking across campus ... are memories that will last forever. If only the rest of the world could truly appreciate what it means to be an Aggie."

— Scot Chastain ’89 Vice President, Affiliate Advertising & Promotion Services, NBC

E n t e r ta i n m e n t & Spo r t s Tony Barone, Jr. ’94 - Director of Scouting, Memphis Grizzlies R.C. Buford ’80 - Senior Vice President/General Manager, San Antonio Spurs Donyale Canada ’97 - Associate Commissioner/Women”s Basketball Operations and Sports Programs, Mid-American Conference Kel Devlin ’81- Global Marketing Director for Golf, Nike Inc. Dr. Red Duke ’50 - trauma surgeon, TV personality Dean Goldfine ’87 - professional tennis coach Marcus Heard ’97 - Director of Player Development, Houston Texans David Heath ’76 - Vice President U.S. Sales, Nike Inc. Robert Earl Keen ’78 - musician Kelly Krauskopf ’83 - Chief Operating Officer and General Manager WNBA’s Indiana Fever Kandace Krueger ’02 - Miss USA 2001 Gary Kubiak ’83 - Head Coach, Houston Texans Rita LeBlanc ’01 - Owner/Executive, New Orleans Saints and AFL New Orleans VooDoo Lyle Lovett ’79 - four-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Robert McBurnett ’78 - Vice President/Finance and CFO, Tennessee Titans Ashton Smith ’84 - Movie trailer/promo voice over specialist Kimberly Tomes ’77- Miss USA 1977 Chris Tomlin ’94, 2007 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year Andrea Williams ’97 - Associate Commissioner, Big Ten Conference

GARY KUBIAK ’83

Rod Richardson ’85

Head Coach, NFL Houston Texans

Managing Editor, Shreveport Times

“My education a t Texa s A & M was one of the most meaningful periods of my life. I traveled the country an d th e w o r ld through university academic programs, I felt the camaraderie at celebrations and tragedies of being a part of the Aggie family and I built lasting relationships with outstanding individuals. Becoming an Aggie broadened my horizons, taught me sound values and gave me the skills necessary to succeed in business.”

— Rita LeBlanc ’01 Owner / Executive Vice President, New Orleans Saints

Go v e r n m e n t Rep. Joe Barton ’72 - Member, U.S. House of Representatives Henry Cisneros ’68- Former US Secy. Housing & Urban Development, Former Mayor of San Antonio, Former President of Univison Communications, Chairman American CityVista Rep. Chet Edwards ’74 - Member, U.S. House of Representatives Michael E. Fossum ’80 - Nasa Astronaut (Mission Specialist) Ed Garza ’92- Former Mayor of San Antonio (2001-05) Rep. Louie Gohmert ’75 - Member, U.S. House of Representatives Rep. Jeb Hensarling ’79 - Member, U.S. House of Representatives Fred McClure ’76 - Lawyer; Legislative Affairs Asst. for two U.S. Presidents; Former Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association; A&M student body president in 1976. Jerry Patterson ’69 - Land Commissioner, State of Texas Gov. Rick Perry ’72 - Governor of Texas President Jorge Quiroga Ramirez ’81 - Former President of Bolivia: He was the first Aggie head of state. Steven R. Swanson ’98 - Nasa Astronaut (Mission Specialist) President Martin Torrijos ’87 - President of Panama Will Wynn ’84 - Mayor of Austin Alberto Aleman Zubieta ’73 - CEO of the Panama Canal Authority

Kelly K r a usko p f ’83 Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, WNBA Indiana Fever

Robert Earl Keen ’78 Musician

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NOTE: This list of influential Aggies is not complete and we welcome any additions that are similar in prominence.

Jon Heidtke ’81 VP/General Manager, Fox Sports Net

Musician

“I was a member of the Fightin’ Te x a s A g g i e Band. My lasting memory centers around football games at Kyle Field. Two things will go with me to my grave — the sound of the drums reverberating off the tunnel walls as we entered Kyle Field — our chest pounded from the sound — our hearts raced, we stood taller, we marched with more pride. To this day I get goose bumps every time I think about it. The second thing is how 300 men became one unit, thinking as a single entity for 8 and half minutes every halftime. As everyone knows the Figthin’ Texas Aggie band never lost a half time.”

— Rolando H. Santos ’78 Senior Vice President / International Relations CNN International

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Kurt S. Abraham ’80 - Managing/International Editor, World Oil Magazine Neal Boortz ’67 - Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host Jeff Brady ’86- News Anchor, WFAA-TV Scot Chastain ’89 - Vice President, NBC Affiliate Advertising & Promotion Services Tom DeFrank ‘67, New York Daily News (Washington Bureau Chief) David Finfrock, ’75 - Chief Meteorologist, KXAS-TV Jon Heidtke ’81 - Senior Vice President, Fox Sports Net Debby Krenek ’78 - Managing Editor, Newsday Bryan Lilley ’91 - Producer/Director, CBS Sports John Lopez ’84 - Houston Radio Personality Patricia Lowry ’87 - Coordinating Producer-Remote Production, ESPN Roland S. Martin ’91 - Author; Nationally Syndicated Columnist; Radio Host, TV Commentator and Host L. Lowry Mays ’57 - Chairman/CEO of Clear Channel Communications; Member Texas A&M Board of Regents Kathleen McElroy ’81 - Dining Editor, New York Times Richard Oliver ’81 - Sports Columnist, San Antonio Express-News Fernando Palomo ’96 - SportsCenter anchor, ESPNDeportes Rod Richardson ’85 - Managing Editor, Shreveport Times Rolando H. Santos ’78 - Senior Vice President/ International Relations, CNN International Kristi Scales ’89 - Sideline Reporter, Dallas Cowboys Radio Network Orelon Sidney ’92 - Former CNN Weather Anchor Loren Steffy ’86- Business Columnist, Houston Chronicle Charean Williams, ’86 - Columnist, Fort Worth Star-Telegram S. Shariq Yosufzai, ’74 - President, Chevron Global Marketing

Lyle Lovett ’79

Neal Boortz ’67 Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host

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K i r k l a n d was the indoor and outdoor World Champion in the high hurdles in 2001.

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LAPIERRE won the Bronze Medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games while at Texas A & M.

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LAW IV is in his second season with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks after earning consensus All-America honors at A & M in 2007. He received the 2007 Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard.

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1,000 All-America citations.

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W RIGH T was the first round pick of the New Jersey Nets in 2005 and helped the Nets to the NBA Atlantic Division Championship in 2005-06. He has since been traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

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Richard Adu-Bobie Canada Triin Al jand Estonia Alia Atkinson Jamaica Erica (Boren) Bartolina U SA Steve Bultman* Estonia Tyrone Edgar Great Britain Simone Facey Jamaica Alleyne Francique** Grenada Allison George Grenada Davey Johnson USA Fabrice Lapierre Australia Muna Lee** USA Balazs Makany Hungary Christine Marshall USA Francisco Picasso Uruguay Stacy Sykora USA Julia Wilkinson Canada Vic Wunderle USA * head women's swimming coach

Men’s Track & Field Women’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Track & Field Asst. Coach, Women's S&D Men’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Men’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Head Coach, Baseball Men’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Men’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Swimming & Diving Men’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Volleyball Women’s Swimming & Diving Archery

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with the overwhelming support from the administration, Aggie women’s sports are carrying out the game plan. Under the leadership of highly regarded coaches who continue to recruit superior studentathletes, all 11 A & M women’s programs have proven to be perennial predominant forces on the conference, regional and national scales, and they continue to add to the school’s ever-expanding trophy display. 2007-08 r ec o r d accomplishments

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ggie women’s teams captured a schoolrecord and league-leading six Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament championships in six different sports in 2006-07. In 2006-07, they went one step further by capturing seven Big 12 crowns. A&M was so dominant in league play on the women’s side that they captured exactly half the Big 12 titles available in the sports that the Aggies sponsor. Baylor, which swept the women’s tennis regular season and tournament crowns, and Texas, which split the volleyball title with Nebraska and won the conference soccer tournament, were the only schools in the Big 12 to win more than a single title with A&M grabbing the lion’s share of the hardware. For the second straight year, nine of A&M’s 11 women’s sports advanced to postseason competition. Eight teams ranked in the final Top 15 national rankings in 2007-08, with seven in T e x a s A &M U n i v e r s i t y

Texas A & M women’s teams captured a league-leading six Big 12 Conference championship trophies in six different sports, as well as a national championship trophy in equestrian in 2006-07.

the top 10 and four amongst the top five. The practically acrossthe-board success experienced by the Aggie women’s teams helped catapult Texas A&M to a school-record 1,031 points in the prestigious 2007 United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup, presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), up from the previous record of 881 set the year before. In addition, A&M finished in 12th place in the Cup standings, the best finish in school history and the second-most points tallied by a school in the Big 12.

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2007-08 T e x a s A&M B i g 1 2 C h am p i o n s Soccer (regular season) Swimming and Diving Indoor Track and Field Basketball (tournament) Softball (regular season and tournament) Outdoor Track and Field

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Equestrian (combined)...........................2 Softball..................................................2 Women’s Track and Field - Outdoor....... 3 * Women’s Swimming and Diving............. 4 * Women’s Golf........................................6 Women’s Track and Field - Indoor......... 7 * Women’s Basketball.............................. 8 * Women’s Soccer..................................13 * Indicates highest finish in team history

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organizing teams to represent A&M in intercollegiate athletic competition. And whether some Aggie women’s teams date their beginnings to 1973 or if they became a scholarship sport as recently as 1999, Texas A&M women’s athletics has surpassed countless milestones and continues to foster its commendable national reputation both in the competition arena and in the classroom. Most of A&M’s women’s athletic teams date their beginnings as far back as 1973, with the Athletic Department’s Lettermen’s Association formally awarding the first female letterwinners their A&M monograms at the conclusion of the 1975-76 academic year. From those origins, women’s athletics at the once all-male institution has grown significantly. With 13 team national championship titles and numerous conference titles over the last 33 years, A&M

women’s sports have been or are becoming consistent national contenders in all 11 sponsored sports — basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. In 1993 the university expanded to 10 women’s sponsored sports with the addition of soccer as a scholarship sport, and as a unit the Aggie athletic program ranked among the best in the nation. In 1997 A&M was ranked first in the Big 12 and fifth in the nation in the Gender Equity Report Card, published by the Women’s Sports Foundation. And in 1999, Texas A&M bolstered its commitment to women’s athletics with the addition of NCAA emerging sports archery and equestrian. Although the A&M archery team won six national team titles in six years, the sport did not grow as rapidly as expected at the collegiate level and was downgraded back to a club sport at A&M following the 2004-05 academic year.

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The Texas A&M softball team captured both the 2008 Big 12 regular season and tournament titles while earning its second consecutive berth into the Women's College World Series and reaching the championship series for the first time since 1987.

Lucas achieved a rare 1-2 finish in the 200. A silver-medal effort in the 4 x 400, along with a bronze-medal finish from freshman Jessica Beard in the 400 led to a program best seventh-place team finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

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he women’s soccer team quickly developed into a perennial powerhouse once soccer became an intercollegiate scholarship sport at A&M 15 years ago. It only took two seasons before the surging Aggies burst into the national limelight. The A&M soccer team finished ranked No. 13 in

the nation in 2007. The Aggies won the Big 12 regular season title and made their 13th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. A&M, which has captured a total of 10 Big 12 regular season and tournament championships since the league formed in 1996, has hosted NCAA first-and second-round matches each of the past 13 years, and in 2005 and 2007 A&M had the prestigious privilege of hosting the Women’s College Cup. The Aggies will also serve as hosts of the national championship in 2009.

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Jaynetta Saunders was the first A&M woman drafted, in 2001 by the Cleveland Rockers. In 2004, Toccara Williams, one of three players in NCAA history to record more than 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 700 assists and 450 steals, was a third round pick by the San Antonio Silver Stars. This past season, Morenike Atunrase was drafted by the Atlanta Dream in the second round of the 2008 WNBA Draft (and traded to San Antonio shortly thereafter) while point guard A’Quonesia Franklin was selected in the third round by the Sacramento Monarchs. The A&M women’s swimming team placed four athletes into the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Christine Marshall became A&M’s first U.S. Olympian in swimming while Canadian Julia Wilkinson swam in more Olympic races than any athlete in Canadian history. Triin Aljand and Alia Atkinson both competed in their second straight Olympic Games as well.

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hile Aggie athletes have distinguished themselves as athletic and academic All-Americans and all-conference performers and have gone on to compete at the international level as well as the professional level, the Aggie coaching staff also has brought notoriety to the women's athletic program at Texas A&M. Women’s swimming coach Steve Bultman and women’s track & field coach Pat Henry each won their second consecutive Big 12 Coach of the Year awards in their respective sports after leading their teams to back-to-back Big 12 Championships. Women’s basketball coach Gary Blair was tabbed as the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2007 after leading the Aggies to their first-ever conference championship in the sport. Softball coach Jo Evans earned Big 12 Coach of the year accolades three times, including this past year after sweeping both the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles. Evans and her staff were also honored as National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year. Soccer coach G. Guerrieri was voted the 1997 and 2002 Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year and in 2005, diving coach Kevin Wright was named the Women's Big 12 Diving Coach of the Year for the fifth time in six years. Women’s tennis coach Bobby Kleinecke, who garnered Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region Coach of the Year honors in 2002, was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year in 2004. Two-time SWC Volleyball Coach of the Year Laurie Corbelli, a member of the 1984 USA silver

medal Olympic team, was named the District VI Coach of the Year in 1995, and in 2002 she received USA Volleyball's George L. Fisher “Leader in Volleyball”award. In addition to his collegiate coaching duties, Bultman has international coaching experience as well, having served as an assistant coach for the United States at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea and for Estonia in 2008. Gary Blair, a two-time national finalist for the prestigious Naismith Coach of the Year Award, brought instant respect to the Texas A&M women’s basketball program when he was first hired in 2003. One of the winningest active Division I coaches in the women’s game today, Blair previously led Arkansas to the 1998 NCAA Final Four and Stephen F. Austin to four NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. He followed that path of success by elevating A&M into one of the nation’s elite programs after just five seasons in Aggieland. The 2007 Big 12 Coach of the Year went on to lead the Aggies to a school-record 29-8 record and also claimed his 500th career victory against Iowa State on Feb. 20, 2008, to become the 36th all-time D-I coach to reach the milestone in NCAA history. Blair also holds the distinction of being one of only five coaches in NCAA history to take three schools to the NCAA Tournament and is the winningest women’s basketball coach in school history by percentage (.623). The 2004 hiring of track and field coach Pat Henry, one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, continued to confirm A&M’s commitment to building champions. Henry came to Aggieland after accumulating 27 NCAA

team championships in his 17 seasons as head coach of the LSU men’s and women’s teams, and in 2005 he was named the Outstanding Women’s Track and Field Coach on the Silver Anniversary Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). On the international level, Henry was the head coach for Team USA at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. In 2006, Henry coached the United States team during the World Cup in Athens, Greece. In 2007, Henry was chosen as the Midwest Region Women’s Coach of the Year by the USTFCCCA after leading A&M to a pair of Big 12 Championships along with the Midwest Region title. He also was selected as the South Central Region Women’s Coach of the Year during the indoor season. In addition, A&M’s Vince Anderson earned the Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year honor for the Midwest Region in the sprints/ hurdles category. For the 2006 season, Anderson claimed the same coaching honor and was chosen as the national winner in the women’s sprints/hurdles category. Most recently, A&M athletics director Bill Byrne hired accomplished player and coach Trelle McCombs to take over the women's head golf coaching duties after long-time coach Jeanne Sutherland announced her retirement following consecutive Big 12 championships in 2007. McCombs led the Aggies to a Big 12 runner-up finish and an eight-place finish at the NCAA Championships in her first season at the helm of the program.

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Sarah Ammerman, who ranked in the top five in the Big 12 in kills, aces and points per game as a sophomore in 2007, was named to USA Volleyball’s A2 Team and captured a bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Open Championships.

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&M women's athletics competed under the umbrella of the former Southwest Conference for 14 seasons (1982-96) and then became a charter member of the Big 12 Conference in 1996. The newly formed league immediately forged into the national limelight and continues to be one of the most highly competitive and prestigious leagues in the nation. The women's athletics program has made dramatic strides at Texas A&M during the last 33 years. And with A&M student-athletes continuing to compile team and individual awards at the international, national, regional and conference levels, Aggie teams are proudly carrying on the A&M winning tradition and the "Spirit of Aggieland" while steadfastly following the mission of building champions.

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2009 ✯ Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Indoor Championships ✯ NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Indoor Championships ✯ NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships ✯ NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships ✯ NCAA Women’s College Cup

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2003 ✯ NCAA Women’s Soccer First and Second Rounds ✯ NCAA Women’s Volleyball First and Second Rounds ✯ NCAA Baseball Regional ✯ NCAA Men’s Tennis First and Second Rounds ✯ NCAA Women’s Tennis First and Second Rounds ✯ National Varsity Equestrian Championships ✯ National Indoor Target Championships

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S ta f f T rut h s ✯ Ever y athlete is important. ✯ Provide a successful environment for athletes ever y day. ✯ Never give up on an athlete. ✯ Treat every staff member with respect, trust and loyalty, and support each other with open communication.

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million Student Recreational Center, a premier facility among university recreation and fitness complexes. The building consists of 286,000 square feet, roughly the equivalent to the space of five football fields. Features include multipurpose gyms with badminton, basketball and volleyball courts, indoor soccer courts with dasher boards, 14 racquetball / handball and two squash courts with glass back walls.

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he weight room includes machine weights, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, a cardio-theater, five activity rooms for aerobics, dance and martial arts and a quarter-mile four-lane walking/ jogging track. It also features a 42foot indoor rock climbing facility with interchangeable hand and footholds, an outdoor activity area with a six-lane lap and a free form pool with a cool water spa. The impressive building also houses a natatorium that seats 2,500 with a 50-meter, eight-lane Olympic-size pool, a fivelane instructional pool, a diving well with one and three meter springboards and competitive platforms and hot tubs.

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Presidential Library and Museum ocated on a ninety-acre site on the West Campus

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he museum collection contains approximately 60,000 historical objects ranging from Head of State Gifts, gifts from the American people, and personally used items. The museum wing has 17,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space and 3,000 square feet of changing exhibit space. Permanent exhibits draw on the best of the museum collection to visually convey the essence of George Bush’s life and public service career and to illustrate historical events of this period in American history. Changing exhibits will explore topics on the Bush Administration, American history, American Presidents, etc.

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he Bush Library’s collections include 38,000,000 pages of official and personal papers, 1,000,000 photographs, 2,500 hours of video-tape, and 70,000 museum objects. These rich primary sources document George Bush’s distinguished public career as congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Vice President and President. Included in the Museum’s exhibits are items ranging from a 1925 film of George Bush’s first steps in Kennebunkport, Maine, to records and memorabilia from his tenure as the 41st President of the United States. The Museum also contains a special section dedicated to former First Lady Barbara Bush and a classroom designed specifically for students from

kindergarten through high school. Operated by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the 10th Presidential Library in the United States.

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he story of George Bush is a fascinating one of adventure, courage, dedication and service. Our museum exhibits reveal the unique influences and challenges which shaped George Bush’s life and presidency. On a larger scale, this museum encompasses much of U.S. history since 1941. Through original artifacts, film, photographs, documents, music, sound effects and interactive video and computerization, this special museum experience is both educational and entertaining. Some of the larger museum features include a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a slab of the Berlin Wall, and precise replicas of President Bush’s Camp David and Air Force One offices. The presidential exhibits document George Bush’s exceptional leadership during times of crisis — the reunification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Gulf War. The importance of family, friends and politics also are part of the museum’s colorful story. Yet, the overall theme of the museum is the nobility of public service as exemplified by the lives of George and Barbara Bush.

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he timewall occupies a corridor at the north end of the museum space. Black and white pictures of the earliest days of the university remind visitors of the founders’ efforts, while bright forms of life and color celebrate a prosperous present and foretell an unbridled future. Large panel-size graphics are punctuated by significant artifacts and highlighted by a sequence of programmed light and audio.

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he excitement of Kyle Field, the revelry of the historic Aggie Bonfire, and the resounding yells of the student body will come to life in a sports museum unlike any other in the nation. It is fitting, too, that the museum is located in the Bernard C. Richardson Zone at Kyle Field. The story of A&M’s men’s and women’s varsity sports is presented using photos, film, artifacts and computer databases for interactive displays for all visitors to the campus to enjoy free of charge. The Texas A&M Sports Museum has the distinction of being the nation’s only all-sports museum funded primarily by former athletes. “This is a wonderful opportunity for all Lettermen to honor their teammates who deserve special recognition in a space such as the Sports Museum of Texas A&M University,” said Jim Singleton, Museum Committee Chairman.

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hen visitors enter the “Zone” they will step into a large lobby area, shared by both the museum and the 12th Man Foundation, that will feature rotating exhibits focusing on sports at Texas A&M University. From the lobby, visitors will enter the museum. First, they are greeted with the Spirit of Aggieland including a donor wall and introductory exhibits to the Sports Museum. Visitors will experience several different exhibits in the Museum including the Timewall, Legends Gallery, Sport-by-Sport Perimeter Displays, and Interactive Computers.

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he Sports Museum project was several years in the planning stages and is now a reality. The museum opened in August of 2001, in time for the first home football game in early September. The museum was built without the benefit of state or university money. The Lettermen’s Association in cooperation with the 12th Man Foundation raised those funds. Each sport has its own area, which is named in honor of a team or letterwinner. Those interested in contributing to the sports museum sustaining fund are encouraged to contact the Lettermen’s Association office at 1-800-3103272 or the 12th Man Foundation at 979-846-8892. Current tax laws make the gift of appreciated stock very attractive.

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he core of the exhibit is a gallery that celebrates and reinforces tradition and achievement, which are also the core of the university itself. Concrete gray walls and columns create an arena for the display of the university’s most treasured symbols of sports success in photographs and memorabilia that recall those uniquely gifted individuals who came before. P e r i m e t e r D i sp l ay s

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ultural Leadership Understanding and Exploration for Sophormores (C.L.U.E.S) Is a sophomore learning community developed by the Department of Multicultural Services and the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. It emphasizes multiculturalism, diversity/sensitivity and leadership.

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support, diversity education, student engagement and leadership, advocacyand mentoring skills. We work with campus partners to create and sustain a living, learning and working community that is inclusive and responsive to diversity and facilitates success. P rograms an d s e r v i c e s

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ommUnity Conversations This monthly dialogue program provides a place for students, staff and faculty to discuss social issues which affect the Texas A&M community.

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op Culture This dialogue program is about the intent and impact of popular culture on multiculturalism for today’s college students. Topics may include but are not limited to music, television and art.

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ree One on One PeerTutoring Is a free tutorial service provided by the Department of Multicultural Services and Office of Honors and Academic Programs designed to bridge the gap between student performance and academic expectations for students having academic difficulty. The program provides consistent one-on-one and small group tutoring from students, trained on educational diversity and learning styles, pre-screened on their ability to develop a positive working relationship and serve as academic role models. tutor.tamu.edu

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Suite 228, Memorial Student Center; 1121 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1121 PHONE: (979) 845-4551 FAX: (979) 862-2640 http://dms.tamu.edu

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ggies United Is an organization that promotes individual relationship building between people of different backgrounds, cultures, belief systems and much more, while helping to improve our community through philanthropy/community service projects and social gatherings. The officers of Aggies United are the facilitators of social exchange and growth that maintain a safe and friendly environment in which people can communicate and learn from each other. aggiesunited.tamu.edu

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xcellence in Uniting Culture, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Student Success Program is designed to help freshmen discover the academic, social and personal balance necessary to facilitate their success at Texas A&M and beyond. The program helps to build a sense of community by assisting freshmen in making a smooth transition from high school to college. ExCEL kicks-off with a two-day orientation conference the weekend prior to fall classes where students are teamed with freshman peers and upper-class peer mentors. Following the conference, a series of bi-monthly developmental workshops and social activities begin and continue through the close of the fall semester. excel. tamu.edu

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nstitute for the Development and Education of Asian American Leaders (IDEAAL) Designed to provide freshman Aggies with early exposure to issues of culture, leadership and community service from an Asian American perspective, providing participants with a greater understanding of themselves so that they can be more confident and motivated in serving the larger community. dms.tamu.edu/ideaal

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aximizing Educational Development through Academic and Leadership Skills (MEDALS) Is a student-run conference designed to provide high school

students the unique experience of viewing opportunities at Texas A&M University from a diverse perspective. This two-day conference provides perspectives on college life through interactions with a diverse group of peers, workshops, guest speakers and educational entertainment. medals.tamu.edu

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niversity Awareness for Cultural Togetherness (U-ACT) The U-ACT student organization is comprised of trained student peer diversity educators who advocate inclusion through cultural awareness. The organization’s mission is accomplished through passive programming, workshops and overnight retreats held several times throughout the year. uact.tamu.edu

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he A&M Collective Is a recurring four-year program geared toward 2nd-5th year male undergraduate students to discuss the most critical issues that influence the Black male experience at Texas A&M University and its community. The program seeks to motivate and empower Black males through exposure to proven strategies for greater professional and personal success, in addition to helping them to increase in peer mentoring and networking opportunities, build better connections with faculty and staff, as well as grow personally and professionally. Please contact Adrien DeLoach at adeloach@tamu.edu or 979-862-2000 for further information.

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sian Presidents’ Council (APC) Unites and strengthens the Asian students and organizations at Texas A&M University. Servubg as the umbrella organizaton for Asian groups on campus, the mission is to increase communication, provide leadership training to the presidents and the officers and promoting awareness on Asian culture. APC serves as a bridge for the Asian student organization presidents to communication with administrators and other student leaders. APC also serves as a forum for discussion on campus, educational and cultural issues. apcouncil.tamu.edu

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ispanic Presidents’ Council (HPC) Brings together the presidents and one delegate from Hispanic student organizations in efforts to provide a mechanism through which Hispanic students can become full contributors to Texas A&M University. By serving as an umbrella organization, HPC seeks to promote the awareness of existing Hispanic student organizations and serve as a voice for concerns of the Hispanic population. hpc.tamu.edu

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lack Student Alliance Council (BSAC) Has a mission to enhance and unify the Black Community while making the Texas A&M University campus more aware of the accomplishments, achievement, and needs of the Black student body. The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is the general membership body of BSAC, whose role is the unifying component of the BSAC mission. bsac.tamu.edu

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Jollie Rollie G. Rollie White Coliseum—the place where the Aggies play volleyball and hold special events.

MSC Memorial Student Center. No one steps on the grass surrounding the MSC, which was built in honor of Aggies who died in battle.

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verse: “Aggies do not lie, cheat, or steal, nor do they tolerate those who do.”

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All-U Night All-University Night—the first Yell Practice of the semester. Event ­includes introductions of men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic teams, coaching staff and yell ­leaders.

A gg i e A student, former student or supporter of Texas A&M University. Term is derived from A&M’s agricultural ­heritage. Aggies are sometimes also referred to as farmers.

A gg i e C o d e o f Honor For many years, Aggies have followed a Code of Honor, which is stated in this very simple

C orps o f ­C a d e ts Military-oriented organization, which is the oldest student group on the A&M campus. Texas A&M annually commissions more officers for the armed forces than any other ROTC source in the nation.

F i s h C amp Freshman orientation camp held just before classes begin in the fall. Provides an overall introduction to Texas A&M.

G i g ’ Em

t. u . That “other school” in Austin is not the “University of Texas.” To an Aggie, it’s “t.u.,” without capital ­letters.

One of many Aggie yells.

Tea-sip Student at t.u.

How d y ! Traditional Aggie greeting; a derivative of “hello.” Sometimes garbled to sound like “hahdy”. Aggies pride themselves on their friendliness and greet each other and visitors with a “Howdy” as they walk across ­campus.

Hu l l aba l oo , C an e c k ! C an e c k ! First words to the “Aggie War Hymn,” A&M’s fight song, which was written by J.V. (Pinky) Wilson while standing guard on the Rhine during World War I.

E l e p h ant Wa l k

Hump i ng It

Annual ceremony held the week of the last football game in which seniors gather in front of the Academic Building, form a single

Position taken by Aggies when giving a yell. Bending forward from the waist with the hands placed just above the knees properly

T wo P e rc e nt e rs Students who do not display the true Aggie Spirit.

W h oop ! Aggie expression of approval.

Y e l l P ract i c e Spirit session which builds enthusiasm for an upcoming athletic contest. Under the direction of the Yell Leaders, Aggies show their ­support for the team by shouting the yells with spirit and singing the Aggie songs with pride. Held at ­midnight at Kyle Field before home football games.

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Shortened form for Texas A&M University. Originally, the letters stood for Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas; now, the letters are retained merely as part of the University’s tradition and history.

There is no such thing at A&M as an alumni association or an Ex-­Aggie; there are only former students. The Association of Former Students serves the same purpose as an alumni association, but an individual doesn’t have to graduate from A&M to be a member. Once an Aggie, always an Aggie.

S u l ly Statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross, former Governor of Texas and former President of Texas A&M. It stands in front of the Academic Building.

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Home of Texas A&M University.

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line and wander about the campus like old elephants seeking a secluded spot to end their days.

The students responsible for ­coordinating the building of Bonfire. There are 16 (8 seniors, 8 juniors), and they wear red hardhats or “pots.”

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Committed to Service

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began its 18 th year of community service in the fall of 2008. The organization has aa i e v e nts

continued with the motto of “Building Champi-

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✯ HOSTS – Help One Student to Succeed

Community.” More than 400 Aggie athletes participated in at least one AAI event throughout the 2007-08 school year, making it one of the most highly involved student-athlete organizations in the nation.

✯ Children’s Museum Fall Fest ✯ American Heart Association Heart Walk ✯ Red Ribbon Milam Elementary ✯ Aggies CAN Food Drive ✯ Family Reading Night – Johnson Elementary School ✯ Family Support Network Holiday Party ✯ Coat Drive ✯ Toys for Tots ✯ Jr. Aggie Kids Club ✯ Red Ribbon Carnival - Sue Haswell Park ✯ Night of Nations ✯ Worldfest - International Festival ✯ NCAA Habitat Build

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✯ Physics & Chemistry Open House ✯ TAKS - Navarro Elementary School ✯ Big Event ✯ Juvenile Detention Center / The Academy ✯ Governor Rick Perry Texas Round-Up – Promotion of Healthy Family Lifestyles ✯ Sports for Kids ✯ Carnival - St. Thomas Early Learning Center ✯ Youth Summit ✯ Children Mean the World to Me ✯ Sports Day - South Knoll Elementary ✯ Still Creek Boys & Girls Ranch/School

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he athletic department is

dedicated to the welfare and future of its student“Our Red Ribbon Week was a great success thanks to your help! Your motivation and inspiration were greatly appreciated. We appreciate that you took time out of your busy schedule to come and spend time with us at Milam Elementary!

athletes. This commitment is guided

Thanks again for helping to make our Red Ribbon Week the wonderful success that it was!’”

life skills programming associated

Milam Mustangs, Ben Milam Elementary School

by the department’s sponsorship of with its CHAMPS program. CHAMPS provides a well-rounded program for student-athletes to develop the individual skills necessary to lead successful and productive lives. Programming on campus relates to the following five commitments: ✯ Academic Excellence is promoted through a full range of services that include orientation, advising, tutoring, academic skills training and the celebration of academic excellence.

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✯ Career Development Texas A&M Career Center and athletic department have developed the Athletic Services Program to prepare student-athletes for their transition out of sports and into the ­career development process. Career development components of the program include special workshops and programs for student-athletes, career shadowing, mock-­interviews and a senior resume brochure.

✯ Personal Development components are promoted through life skills and personal development seminars/classes and sponsorship of Student Athlete Advisory and Advocate Committees.

✯ Commitment to Service is promoted by the variety of efforts supported by Aggie Athletes Involved, a community outreach group composed of student-athletes. 

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he wide range of activities is provided to allow the student-athlete the ability to choose the venue he or she feels most comfortable interacting with the community which supports them. Support and funding for these selfless volunteers and their organization is provided by the athletic department. It has been and will continue to be the goal of AAI to create an opportunity for young people to spend time and interact on a personal level with studentathletes of different ethnicity and gender. Through this interaction, it is hoped that student-athletes will appreciate the importance of service and take this appreciation with them as they leave the university environment.

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is fostered by the department’s sponsorship of nine men’s and 11 women’s intercollegiate sports. This sponsorship is based on equity and compliance to all University, NCAA and Big 12 rules and regulations.

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exas A&M University is located in Bryan/College

Station, which has gained national acclaim as one of the most livable metropolitan areas in the United States. Locat i on

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ryan/College Station is located in Brazos County in east central Texas, about 140 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The nearest interstate is Interstate Highway 45 (38 miles). Bryan serves as the county seat for Brazos County. Bordered by the Brazos and Navasota Rivers, it occupies 583 square feet at an average elevation of 367 feet above sea level. The community is just 95 miles north of Houston, 166 miles northeast of San Antonio, 104 miles east of Austin, 172 miles south of Fort Worth and 169 miles south of Dallas. P opu l at i on

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ryan / College Station has a total population of 133,550. Bryan has a population of 65,660 and College Station, 67,890, with the total Brazos County population at 152,415. E d ucat i on

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ublic education is provided by the Bryan Independent School District and the College Station Independent School District. Several private schools also serve Bryan/College Station. Higher education is offered by Blinn College, a two-year institution, and Texas A&M University, a world-class university.

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hrough Texas A&M University’s Opera and Performing Arts Society (OPAS), the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and several other organizations, quality entertainment is brought frequently to Bryan/College Station. Presentations include ballet and modern dance companies, symphonies, Broadway road shows, operas, and classical jazz and pop musicians. For further information contact: Arts Council of Brazos Valley at (979) 696-ARTS (2787). Cultural programs often feature world-renowned speakers and political figures. There are also local theater productions, exhibits of artists and craftsmen, and a season of quality music from the area’s own symphony orchestra and chorus. Texas A&M and several galleries regularly feature art and exhibits. The Brazos Valley Museum offers exhibits, lectures and demonstrations for all ages. For more information, call (979) 776-2195.

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n addition to Texas A&M University and the world renowned George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Bryan/College Station takes pride in its numerous sights of interest, including the Brazos County Arboretum, Bryan’s Historical District, Carnegie Library and Messina Hof Wine Cellars. For more information on these and other sights, call the Bryan / College Station Convention & Visitor Bureau at (979) 260-9898. R e cr e at i on

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ryan and College Station both have fine park systems providing basketball, swimming, soccer, softball, tennis, jogging, nature trails and bike paths. Many programs and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Texas A&M University also offers many sporting events including Aggie football, basketball, baseball and a host of other collegiate sports. Bryan/College Station is conveniently located near many outdoor recreation areas making boating, sailing, swimming, fishing, camping and hunting easily accessible. Parks, golf courses and A&M’s facilities provide Bryan/College Station with a diversity of recreational opportunities. H e a lt h

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ith a wide range of available medical specialists and facilities, Bryan/College Station is considered a regional medical center. This community is home to three medical-surgical hospitals. Together, these facilities provide more than 400 beds. In addition, there is a major medical clinic that is growing steadily. Also, 11 nursing-assisted living homes and retirement homes are located in Bryan / medical community with its fine medical school. T e x a s A &M U n i v e r s i t y


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