2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Table of Contents / Quick Facts
INTRODUCTION Table of Contents/Quick Facts ...................1 2011 Roster & Schedule ............................2 2011 Outlook ..............................................3 Head Coach Marcia Williams.....................4 Assistant Coach Marina Engelbrecht.........5 Player Bios Jenny Herring .........................................6 Menna Kamal..........................................7 Tina Ojdanic............................................8 Ioana Teu ................................................9 Newcomers Emily Crowe/Ceara Howey...................10 Janie Nowland/Biljana Miloshevska......11 2010 Results ............................................12 2010 Statistics ..........................................13 All-Time Letterwinners .............................14 Year-by-Year Results ...............................14 Sun Belt Conference................................15 Arkansas State University ........................16 ASU Administration ..................................17 Interim Chancellor Dr. Dan Howard .........18 Dir. of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee...................19 Athletic Facilities ......................................20 Jonesboro, Ark. ........................................21
CREDITS The 2011 Arkansas State women’s tennis media guide has been compiled for use by the media, prospective students and fans. It is a publication of the ASU Sports Information Office.
PHOTOGRAPHY Nelson Chenault, Terry Bill, Richard Bishop (Bishop Photography), Hannah Dolle, David Stout, Rodney Freeman, David Minton, Jonesboro Sun, Tom Moore, Van Provence, Ernie Rice, Sun Belt Conference, Katey Buckley, Jenny Herring.
Location ......Jonesboro, Arkansas (60,489) Nickname.................................Red Wolves Enrollment........................................13,448 Colors .................................Scarlet & Black Founded..............................................1909 Home Courts............................................... Jonesboro Country Club and Allen Park Affiliation.............................NCAA Divsion I Conference....................................Sun Belt Interim President ...............Dr. Robert Potts Interim Chancellor .............Dr. Dan Howard Director of Athletics ...............Dr. Dean Lee Athletic Dept. Phone.............870-972-3880 Athletic Web Site....AStateRedWolves.com
ASU Dept. of Athletics . . . . . 870-972-3880 ASU Tennis Office . . . . . . . . 870-972-2795 ASU Sports Information. . . . 870-972-2541 Sun Belt Conference . . . . . . 501-299-9066 Sun Belt Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . 501-299-9068
HISTORY First year of tennis ..............................1976 All-Time Record ..........................345-258-2 Winning Seasons ....................................22
2011 TEAM INFORMATION 2010 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 SBC Tournament Seed/Record . . . 9th/1-1 Letterwinner Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . 4/4 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SPORTS INFORMATION SID Main Phone Number .....870-972-2541 Fax........................................870-972-3367 GA (Tennis Contact) . . . . . . Katey Buckley Cell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 870-838-5967 E-mail: . . firstname.lastname@example.org Asst. AD / Sports Info. Dir. . . . . Jerry Scott E-mail Address . . . . . email@example.com Assistant SID . . . . . . . . . . . . Van Provence E-mail Address . firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant SID . . . . . . . . Anthony Reynolds E-mail Address . . email@example.com Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1000, State University, AR 72467 Overnight Address: 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401
COACHING STAFF Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . Marcia Williams Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . Arkansas State ‘80 Record at ASU . . . . . . 329-231 (30 years) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Same Asst. Coach. Marina Engelbrecht (5 years) Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . Arkansas State ‘06
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2010-11 Arkansas State Womenâ€™s Tennis 2011 Roster & Schedule
2010-11 ARKANSAS STATE ROSTER Name Emily Crowe Jenny Herring Ceara Howey Menna Kamal Biljana Miloshevska Janie Nowland Tina Ojdanic Ioana Teu
Ht. 5-6 5-9 5-6 5-8 5-5 5-4 5-9 5-7
Year Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So.
Exp. HS 2L TR 3L HS HS 2L 1L
Hometown (Previous School) Nottingham, England (The Westbridgford School) Copenhagen, Denmark (Falkoner Gaarder Gymnasium) Gosforth, England (University of New Orleans) Cairo, Egypt (American Manor House) Skopje, Macedonia (Zdravko Cvetkovski) Buda, Texas (Jack C. Hays High School) Jonkoping, Sweden (Katedralskolan) South Auckland, New Zealand (Mount Albert Grammar School)
Head Coach: Marcia Williams (31st season) Assistant Coach: Marina Engelbrecht (5th season)
2010-11 ARKANSAS STATE SCHEDULE Date Opponent Site Time Sept. 17-19 . . . . . . .Memphis Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Memphis, Tenn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All day Oct. 1-3 . . . . . . . . . .Red Wolves Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonesboro, Ark. (Allen Park) . . . . . . . . .All day Oct. 8-9 . . . . . . . . . .ULM Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Monroe, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All day Oct. 21-25 . . . . . . . .Regional Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fayetteville, Ark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All day Nov. 5-7 . . . . . . . . . .Cougar Fall Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Houston, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All day Jan. 31 . . . . . . . . . . .Central Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonesboro, Ark. (JCC) . . . . . . . . . . .9:00 a.m. Feb. 12 . . . . . . . . . .Florida International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miami, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Feb. 13 . . . . . . . . . .Florida Atlantic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boca Raton, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Feb. 19 . . . . . . . . . .Louisiana-Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lafayette, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00 p.m. Feb. 20 . . . . . . . . . .Lamar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beaumont, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Feb. 26 . . . . . . . . . .Northwestern State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Natchitoches, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Feb. 27 . . . . . . . . . .McNeese State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lake Charles, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:00 a.m. Mar. 2 . . . . . . . . . . .Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonesboro, Ark. (Allen Park) . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. Mar. 5 . . . . . . . . . . .UT-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martin, Tenn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00 p.m. Mar. 12 . . . . . . . . . .Southern Illinois-Carbondale . . . . . . . . . . .Jonesboro, Ark. (Allen Park) . . . . . . .1:00 p.m. Mar. 18 . . . . . . . . . .Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Murfreesboro, Tenn. . . . . . . . . . . . .11:00 a.m. Mar. 19 . . . . . . . . . .Western Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Murfreesboro, Tenn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA April 1 . . . . . . . . . . .Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonesboro, Ark. (Allen Park) . . . . . . .1:00 p.m. April 2 . . . . . . . . . . .Alabama-Birmingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonesboro, Ark. (Allen Park) . . . . . .11:00 a.m. April 12 . . . . . . . . . .UALR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Little Rock, Ark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00 p.m. April 17 . . . . . . . . . .ULM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonesboro, Ark. (Allen Park) . . . . . .11:00 a.m. April 21-24 . . . . . . . .Sun Belt Conference Tournament . . . . . . .Mobile, Ala. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All day All Times Central
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis 2011 Season Outlook
Entering her 31st season as head coach of the Red Wolves tennis team, Marcia Williams has put together a well-balanced roster for 2011 with four returning players and four new faces. Three returning seniors and a sophomore bring experience to this year’s lineup, while a transfer junior and three freshman will add a new spark to the Arkansas State squad. Jenny Herring, Menna Kamal and Tina Ojdanic make up the returning senior class, while Ionan Teu rounds out the returners as a sophomore. Last season, Herring and Kamal dominated in doubles play for an 11-3 overall record with a 9-3 mark at the No. 3 spot. Herring, Ojdanic and Teu were all named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Ceara Howey comes to ASU after playing two seasons at the University of New Orleans. She posted a stellar 5-0 record at the No. 5 singles position for the Privateers last year. Emily Crowe, Janie Nowland and Biljana Miloshevska all join the Red Wolves as true freshmen. The Red Wolves participated in five fall pre-season tournaments and will begin the march for their 22nd winning season under Williams Jan. 31when they host Central Arkansas at the Jonesboro Country Club. Following the season opener, the Red Wolves will begin a six-match road swing starting with matchups against Sun Belt Conference foes Florida International Feb. 12 and Florida Atlantic Feb. 13. The squad will then travel to Lafayette, La. to face Louisiana-Lafayette Feb. 19 before heading to Beaumont, Texas to take on Lamar Feb. 20. A-State will make its way back to Louisiana to meet Northwestern State in Natchitoches Feb. 26 and McNeese State in Lake Charles Feb. 27.
The Red Wolves return to Jonesboro March 2 when they host Murray State at Allen Park in a 2:30 p.m. contest. Arkansas State will travel to Martin, Tenn. March 5 to face Tennessee-Martin, before returning to Jonesboro for a matchup with Southern Illinois-Carbondale March 12, also at Allen Park. ASU will make the trip to Murfreesboro, Tenn. March 18-19 to face Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky, and the Red Wolves will make a short home stand with back-to-back matches in Jonesboro. Troy will travel to meet A-State April 1, while Alabama-Birmingham will make the trip to Jonesboro the following day. The Red Wolves will then travel to UALR April 12 at 2:00 p.m. and wrap up their regular season April 17 against ULM at Allen Park. The Sun Belt Conference Tournament is set for April 21-24 in Mobile, Ala.
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Head Coach Marcia Williams
Marcia Williams, now in her 31st year as Arkansas State’s head women’s tennis coach, surpassed 300 career victories three years ago and has led the Red Wolves to 21 winning seasons since 1981. Williams was a decorated member of the ASU women’s tennis team and one of the top players in the state from 1976 to 1980, but she now spends her time teaching others how to play the game. And, they play the game well. Williams has used her knowledge and expertise for the game of tennis and continually breathes new life into the Red Wolves’ program each year. The 2011 squad should be no exception. A native of Jonesboro, Williams enters the 2011 season with a career record of 329-231 for a .587 winning percentage. She also has Marina Engelbrect, one of ASU’s most decorated tennis players, on as assistant for the fifth consecutive season. A 1980 graduate of Arkansas State, Williams took over the women’s tennis program that same year and coached her team to a second-place finish in the Arkansas Women’s Intercollegiate Sports Association (AWISA) with an 8-5 record. The following season, her team won the AWISA championship with a 12-3 mark.
William’s Year-by-Year Record at Arkansas State 2010: 2009: 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: 1982: 1981:
8-9 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 13-8 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 13-10 (7th in Sun Belt Conference) 9-8 (7th in Sun Belt Conference) 12-9 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 6-11 (10th in Sun Belt Conference) 6-8 (9th in Sun Belt Conference) 11-11 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 16-8 (4th in Sun Belt Conference) 7-15 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 17-4 (3rd in Sun Belt Conference) 13-8 (3rd in Sun Belt Conference) 13-7 (3rd in Sun Belt Conference) 12-5 (2nd in Sun Belt Conference) 16-6 (2nd in Sun Belt Conference) 16-1 (3rd in Sun Belt Conference) 11-7 (4th in Sun Belt Conference) 19-7 (4th in Sun Belt Conference) 17-9 (5th in Sun Belt Conference) 11-3 (2nd in American South Conf.) 9-5 (3rd in American South Conf.) 5-12 (5th in American South Conf.) 8-14 (T3rd in American South Conf.) 10-8 (4th in Southland Conference) 11-7 (5th in Southland Conference) 11-6 (3rd in Southland Conference) 6-10 (6th in Southland Conference) 3-7 (4th in Southland Conference) 12-3 (AWISA Champions) 8-5 (2nd in AWISA)
Her commitment to good work in the classroom also pays dividends as the Red Wolves team has been selected as an ITA All-Academic Team each year since 1999. In fact, in 2005, her entire squad received individual ITA academic honors. In addition, the women’s team is almost always at 100 percent for the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Marcia is married to Bob Williams, a former ASU men’s tennis coach and assistant track and field coach who was an outstanding decathlete. Bob was inducted into ASU’s Hall of Honor in 1987, and Marcia joined him as a 1993 inductee. She earned degrees in both elementary education and business administration while at Arkansas State. They have two children—son Matt (23) and daughter, Kara (18).
Totals: 329-231 (.587 winning percentage)
The Williams Family: Bob, Kara, Matt and Marcia.
2010-11 Arkansas State Womenâ€™s Tennis Assistant Coach Marina Engelbrecht
Marina Engelbrecht is in her fifth season as an assistant coach with the women's tennis program. She was one of the most decorated and successful players at No. 1 singles for Arkansas State for three seasons after playing No. 2 her freshman year. At No. 1, Engelbrecht posted an overall mark of 37-9. A two-time All-Sun Belt Conference performer, she was also successful as one-half of ASU's No. 1 doubles pair throughout her career. Engelbrecht graduated from ASU in 2006 with a degree in exercise science. While a student, she was a member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll every semester and was also a four-time member of the ITA AllAcademic team and Scholar-Athlete list. During the spring of 2006, Engelbrecht received the prestigious Terry Gwin Award, the highest award an ASU student-athlete may receive. Engelbrecht received her masterâ€™s degree in exercise science in August 2008 and also serves as the Coordinator of Wellness Programs at the newly opened Red W.O.L.F. Center. The daughter of Callie and Johanna Engelbrecht, Marina was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where she was a standout tennis player at Eunice High School.
Engelbrecht as a player at ASU.
Head coach Marcia Williams and assistant coach Marina Engelbrecht with seniors Tina Ojdanic, Menna Kamal and Jenny Herring.
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis The 2011 Red Wolves
Sr. - 5’9” Copenhagen, Denmark Falkoner Gaarder Gymnasium 2010: Posted an 8-8 singles record, with an 8-6 mark at No. 2 . . . teamed up with Menna Kamal for an 11-3 doubles record on the season, going 9-3 at the No. 3 spot . . . named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. 2009: Played solely in the No. 1 spot, compiling a 10-9 record on the year with a 5-3 mark in conference matches . . . finished 13-13 overall in singles play and 3-4 in tournament action . . . played at the No. 1 doubles spot with both former teammate Emily Laing and Tina Ojdanic . . . finished 6-5 with Laing and 2-7 with Ojdanic for an overall doubles record of 8-12 . . . played doubles with former teammate Paula Chelminska in tournament action for a 6-3 record. MARTIN METHODIST COLLEGE: Named Martin Methodist College Player of the Year . . . named 2007-08 TranSouth Athletic Conference Player of the Year . . . 2007-08 All-TranSouth Athletic Conference selection . . . finished the 2008 season with an overall record of 18-2 with the RedHawks . . . 2007 singles champion at the University of North Alabama Clay Court Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 4 in Under-16 competition in Denmark . . . ranked No. 13 in senior's competition in Denmark as well. PERSONAL: Born March 10, 1988 . . . daughter of Hanne and Gustavo Herring.
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Sr. - 5’8” Cairo, Egypt American Manor House 2010: Saw an 8-8 singles record over the season . . . went 21 at No. 5, 5-7 at No. 4 and 0-1 at No. 3 . . . put together an 11-3 overall doubles record with Jenny Herring, going 9-3 at the No. 3 position. 2009: Recorded a 14-9 overall singles record . . . played primarily at No. 6 where she went 9-5 and won two matches at No. 5 . . . finished 3-3 in tournament singles play . . . compiled a 7-1 tournament doubles record with former teammate Leydi Zora. 2008: Played primarily at No. 4 singles with a 2-5 record in that spot . . . also played at No. 6, recording a 2-2 record while chalking up a 6-10 overall mark in singles play . . . played at No. 3 doubles with Leydi Zora . . . also competed with Paula Chelminska in tournament play . . . finished doubles with a 1-8 record. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked second in women's tennis in Egypt . . . number two in Girls 18s . . . won numerous tournaments in Egypt. PERSONAL: Born Jan. 14, 1990 in Cairo . . . given name is Mennatallah Hamed Kamal . . . Majoring in international business . . . academic honors each year in high school . . . enjoys playing piano and meeting new people . . . daughter of Nadia Hamed Mostafa Kamal.
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Tina Ojdanic Sr. - 5’9” Jonkoping, Sweden Katedralskolan 2010: Recorded a win in her lone singles match of the season at the No. 6 spot . . . went 0-5 in doubles play . . . named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, boasting a 4.0 GPA. 2009: Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status following the 2009 season . . . lost one match at No. 3 and went 4-5 in tournament singles action . . . posted a 2-7 mark at the No. 1 spot with doubles partner Jenny Herring . . . played for a 5-2 record in tournament doubles. 2008: Did not compete in any matches. HIGH SCHOOL: Standout at Katedralskolan school where finished number one in her district for five consecutive years . . . ranked No. 13 in Sweden among 20-year-old players and No. 16 in her country among 18-year-old girls. PERSONAL: Born April 19, 1987 in Banja Luka, Bosnia . . . studying international business at Arkansas State . . . enjoys music, running, hanging out with friends, reading a good book and shopping . . . parents are Vela and Zeljko Ojdanic.
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Ioana Teu So. - 5’7” South Auckland, New Zealand Mount Albert Grammar School 2010: Posted a 2-3 singles record in her first season as a Red Wolf . . . went 2-1 in the No. 5 spot . . . played doubles with Maria Aleman and Tina Ojdanic . . . finished 1-5 on the year in doubles action . . . named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked 10th in girls' 18 singles and sixth in doubles in New Zealand during 2008 . . . won the 2008 National Secondary Schools Girls' Team Event where she played at No. 1 . . . won the Auckland Secondary Schools Senior Girls' Singles title . . . also played netball, volleyball and hockey. PERSONAL: Born June 18, 1991 in Tofao, Tonga . . . daughter of Teuito and Tala Teu . . . majoring in accounting . . . enjoys dancing, music, traveling and going to the beach with friends.
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emily crowe Fr. - 5’6” Nottingham, England The Westbridgford School High School: Played at The Westbridgford School in Nottingham, England ... earned a British rating of 3.1 and ranked as the 44th best player in England in the Women's Open ... reached the semifinals of the Hull/Warwick British Tournament and advanced to the Nottingham/Doncaster quarterfinals ... was the No. 1 player on the Nottinghamshire U18 County Cup Team, as well as the No. 2 player on the Nottinghamshire Ladies County Cup Team ... also competed in soccer as the captain of the WBCFC team, leading it to a cup title and league championship in 2008 and 2009. Personal: Daughter of John and Nicki Crowe ... majoring in Psychology.
ceara Howey Jr. - 5’6” Gosforth, England University of New Orleans Previous School: Competed two seasons at the University of New Orleans ... posted an 8-8 singles record last season as a sophomore, including a 5-0 record at the No. 5 position ... recorded a 6-12 doubles record with 4-10 and 1-1 records at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions ... as a freshman, put together a 10-14 singles record and 11-11 doubles record. High School: Captained her school tennis team for five years, during which time she reached the Abedare Cup (U19) national finals each year ... a high ranking of 68 in Britain for all amateur and professional players before signing with UNO ... ranked as high as No. 26 in Britain in U16 with a highest ranking of No. 54 in U18 ... was the Northumberland (State)?Open and Closed champion in 2007 and was one of six people in her age group to reach the Masters Finals of the Sunday Telegraph Grand Prix in 2002, 2004 and 2005. Personal: Daughter of Alan and Veronica Howey ... majoring in Geography.
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Janie Nowland Fr. - 5’4” Buda, Texas Jack C. Hays High School High School: Played at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas ... was a regional qualifier in both singles and doubles at Hays ... earned a top-10 United States Tennis Association Texas-section ranking in the girl's 14 and under and the 16 and under divisions in both singles and doubles ... also received a top-30 ranking by the USTA in singles and doubles in the girl's 18 and under division ... among the top 12 percent of her graduating class. Personal: Daughter of Dan and Sally Nowland ... major is undecided.
Biljana Miloshevska Fr. - 5’5” Skopje, Macedonia Zdravko Cvetkovski
High School: Graduated from Zdravko Cvetkovski in 2009 ... ranked No. 1 in girls 18's and No. 2 in the adult division in Macedonia ... also played basketball. Personal: Daughter of Sande Milosevski and Nada Miloshevska ... majoring in Computer Science.
2010-11 Arkansas State Womenâ€™s Tennis 2010 Results
Record: All Matches Date Sept. 18-20 Oct. 9-11 Oct. 23-25 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Feb. 19 Feb. 26 Mar. 1 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Apr. 8 Apr. 9 Apr. 17 Apr. 22 Apr. 23
Team Results Home 2-2
Opponent Site Wichita Invitational Wichita, Kan. ULM Invitational Monroe, La. KU Invitational Lawrence, Kan. Sam Houston State El Paso, Texas Texas A&M Corpus Christi El Paso, Texas Texas - El Paso El Paso, Texas Alabama-Birmingham Birmingham, Ala. Middle Tennessee Jonesboro, Ark. McNeese State Jonesboro, Ark. Lamar Jonesboro, Ark. UT - Martin Jonesboro, Ark. ULM Monroe, La. Louisiana Tech Ruston, La. Troy Troy, Ala. South Alabama Mobile, Ala. Southeast Missouri State Cape Girardeau, Mo. Saint Louis St. Louis, Mo. UALR Little Rock, Ark. Sun Belt Conference Championship Florida Atlantic New Orleans, La. Florida International New Orleans, La.
Neutral 1-1 Result Record NO TEAM SCORING NO TEAM SCORING NO TEAM SCORING W, 4-3 1-0 L, 3-4 1-1 L, 1-6 1-2 L, 2-5 1-3 L, 2-4 1-4 W, 5-1 2-4 L, 3-4 2-5 W, 6-1 3-5 L, 3-4 3-6 W, 6-1 4-6 L, 1-6 4-7 W, 5-2 5-7 W, 7-0 6-7 L, 3-4 6-8 W, 5-2 7-8 W, 4-0 L, 1-4
The 2010-11 Red Wolves squad volunteered at the Heart and Sole 5K and Half Marathon, working a water station on the course. 12
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis 2010 Statistics
SINGLES Aleman, Maria Barnard, Elne’ Georgescu, Andreea Herring, Jenny Kamal, Menna Ojdanic, Tina van Wyk, Rone’ Teu, Ioana TOTALS
OVERALL 1 4-9 7-9 6-8 1-6 8-8 0-2 8-8 1-0 10-4 2-3 41-47 6-10
DOUBLES Barnard/van Wyk Aleman/Georgescu Herring/Kamal Aleman/Ojdanic Aleman/Teu Ojdanic/Teu TOTALS
OVERALL 13-2 1-4 11-3 0-2 1-2 0-3 26-16
2 1-1 8-6 9-7
1 13-2 13-2
3 0-1 10-4 10-5
2 1-4 2-0 0-2 1-2 0-3 4-11
4 0-1 0-2 5-7 5-10
5 1-6 0-1 2-1 2-1 5-9
6 3-2 1-3 1-0 0-2 5-7
3 9-3 9-3
Above: Seniors Menna Kamal and Jenny Herring each won their singles flight at the Cougar Fall Draw in Houston, Texas to close out the tournament season in 2010. Left: Ioana Teu placed third in her singles flight at the Red Wolves Invitational Oct. 1-3 at Allen Park.
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis All-Time Letterwinners
A Aleman, Maria ‘10 Alred, Natalie ‘84 Anderson, Beth ‘89 ‘90 Axelsson, Eva-Lena ‘99 Axelsson, Pernilla ‘99 ‘00 ‘01 B Barnard, Elne’ ‘09 ‘10 Bishop, Sharon ‘88 Botha, Cornelia ‘95 ‘96 Brohman, Mary Anne ‘84 Bullington, J.J. ‘78 ‘79 ‘80 ‘81 Branker, Renée ‘05 ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 Byrne, Siobhan ‘00 ‘01 C Caldwell, Angela ‘86 ‘87 ‘89 Chelminska, Paula ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09 Cibils, Magui ‘99 ‘00 ‘01 ‘02 Clark, Jo ‘86 ‘87 ‘88 Crooks, Bettina ‘97 ‘98 Cross, Kerrin ‘92 ‘93 Crumpton, Karen ‘80 ‘81 ‘82 ‘83 D de Villiers, Wanda ‘93 ‘94 ‘95 ‘96 E Engelbrecht, Marina ‘03 ‘04 ‘05 ‘06 Enriquez, Giuliana ‘95 ‘96 ‘97 ‘98 Eyeington, Tina ‘83 F Fourie, Katrien ‘92 ‘93 G Geme, Gija ‘00 ‘01 ‘02 Geme, Liga ‘02 ‘03 ‘04 Gibson, Marcia ‘77 ‘768 ‘79 ‘80 Giesen, Vicki ‘88 ‘89 ‘90 ‘91 Georgescu, Andrea ‘10 Grimes, Heidi ‘83 Guthrie, Belinda ‘98 ‘99 ‘00 ‘01 H Halko, Paula ‘81 Harrison, Cynthia ‘89 Herring, Jenny ‘09 ‘10 Hilburne, Janet ‘89 ‘90 ‘91 ‘92 Huchingson, Kimberly ‘91 ‘92 ‘93 ‘94 Hurzeler, Cyndi ‘90 I Iddles, Jo ‘990 ‘91 ‘92 J Jackard, Jane ‘82 ‘83 K Kamal, Menna ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 Kemsley, Kylie ‘96 ‘97 ‘98 ‘99 Kostner, Manuela ‘97 Koster, Mary ‘87 ‘88 Kottke, Heather ‘91 ‘92 ‘93 ‘94
Lewis, Jill ‘82 ‘83 ‘84 Lockhande, Ashlesha ‘05 ‘06 Loots, Wilmarie ‘95 ‘96 M McCoy, Megan ‘00 ‘01 ‘02 ‘03 McFadden, Maureen ‘82 ‘83 ‘84 McLin, Monica ‘92 Meichsner, Kendra ‘95 ‘96 ‘97 ‘98 Minic, Zeljka ‘06 N Nelson, Jennifer ‘02 O Ojdanic, Tina ‘09 ‘10 Oprea, Maria ‘05 ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 Osborn, Sandra ‘81 ‘82 P Penon, Monica ‘05 Pogacnik, Marusa ‘02 ‘03 ‘04 ‘05 Posada, Bianca ‘99 Pridgen, Vanessa ‘81 R Rana, Saumya ‘00 ‘01 Reilly, Leanne ‘84 ‘85 ‘86 ‘87 Richardson, Cindy ‘80 ‘81 Roberts, Vanessa ‘85 ‘86 ‘87 ‘88 Robertson, Eileen ‘990 ‘91 Robison, Claire ‘82 ‘83 Robison, Kit ‘82 ‘83 S Saravia, Karen ‘05 Scarbrough, Scottie Schladweiler, Melissa ‘89 Searle, Julia ‘02 Silva, Melissa ‘05 Smith, Allison ‘90 Snapp, Marianne ‘81 Stephens, Kim ‘84 ‘85 ‘86 ‘87 Stone, Jennie ‘85 ‘86 ‘87 Szafranski, Caroline ‘97 ‘98 ‘99 ‘00 Szepeshazi, Agi ‘99 T Tate, Melanie ‘94 ‘95 ‘96 ‘97 Teu, Ioana ‘10 Tiernan, Nicole ‘88 Townsley, Rene ‘82 Turner, Kelley ‘93 ‘94 ‘95 V Van Den Berg, Leanne ‘93 ‘94 van Wyk, Rone’ ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 Vorwald, Catherine ‘84 ‘85 ‘86 ‘87 W Wilkinson, Dyphany ‘89 Williams, Marcia ‘77 ‘78 ‘79 ‘80 Wiskotoni, Becky ‘80 ‘81 ‘82 Z Zora, Leydi ‘08 ‘09
Arkansas State Year-by-Year Results 2010: 2009: 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: 1982: 1981: 1979: 1978: 1977: 1976:
Totals: 345-258-2 (.570 winning percentage)
L Laing, Emily ‘08 ‘09
8-9 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 13-8 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 13-10 (7th in Sun Belt Conference) 9-8 (7th in Sun Belt Conference) 12-9 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 6-11 (10th in Sun Belt Conference) 6-8 (9th in Sun Belt Conference) 11-11 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 16-8 (4th in Sun Belt Conference) 7-15 (8th in Sun Belt Conference) 17-4 (3rd in Sun Belt Conference) 13-8 (3rd in Sun Belt Conference) 13-7 (3rd in Sun Belt Conference) 12-5 (2nd in Sun Belt Conference) 16-6 (2nd in Sun Belt Conference) 16-1 (3rd in Sun Belt Conference) 11-7 (4th in Sun Belt Conference) 19-7 (4th in Sun Belt Conference) 17-9 (5th in Sun Belt Conference) 11-3 (2nd in American South Conf.) 9-5 (3rd in American South Conf.) 5-12 (5th in American South Conf.) 8-14 (T3rd in American South Conf.) 10-8 (4th in Southland Conference) 11-7 (5th in Southland Conference) 11-6 (3rd in Southland Conference) 6-10 (6th in Southland Conference) 3-7 (4th in Southland Conference) 12-3 (AWISA Champions) 8-5 (2nd in AWISA) 10-3 2-8-2 2-10 2-6
2010-11 Arkansas State Womenâ€™s Tennis The Sun Belt Conference
The Sun Belt Conference enters its 35th season in 2010-2011 with several constants evident during the over three decade span of the league. Success, progress, and academic excellence have always been at the core of the league and in the second decade of the 21st century those constants could not be more clear. The Sun Belt Conference was founded on August 4, 1976 with New Orleans, South Alabama, Georgia State, Jacksonville, North Carolina-Charlotte and South Florida participating in four men's sports: basketball, golf, soccer and tennis. With the onset of the 21st century the Sun Belt Conference began sponsoring football at the Division I-A level (now known as the Football Bowl Subdivision) in 2001 and generated an automatic bowl tie-in for its conference champion in the New Orleans Bowl. Prior to the 2001 season only LouisianaLafayette had competed at the Division I-A level for the entirety of its program's history. New members North Texas, Middle Tennessee and New Mexico State would take on the task of maturing into I-A programs along with Arkansas State and football only members Idaho and Louisiana-Monroe. The conference's automatic berth into the New Orleans Bowl gave the league credibility, but wins would be needed to show that the league could contend at the highest level of the game. North Texas carried that responsibility well in the early years of Sun Belt Conference football. The Mean Green would represent the league for four consecutive seasons in the New Orleans Bowl. One of the first shining moments in Sun Belt football history came in the second New Orleans Bowl in 2002 when North Texas defeated Conference USA co-champion Cincinnati 2419. More memorable moments would soon follow, but not before the league's membership took on additional changes. Utah State joined the league briefly as a football playing member but departed along with Idaho and New Mexico State following the 2004 season. Troy joined the league as a football only in 2004 and would join as an all-sports member soon thereafter. Florida Atlantic joined initially as a football only member in 2005 and would also enter competition in all sports a couple of years later. FIU, a league member since the late 1990s, began competition in football in 2005 and WKU, a longtime league member, began competition in 2009. Louisiana-Monroe, a founding member of the football league, would join as all-sports member as well. As the Sun Belt Conference evolved with new members and new found success - the league earned two bowl berths for the first time in 2004 - the state of the Football Bowl Subdivision would also evolve. The Sun Belt Conference entered the ranks of the Bowl Championship Series when the BCS restructured prior to the 2006 season. The Sun Belt Conference now found itself as one of 31 NCAA conferences that sponsor multiple sports, but the league was now one of only 11 to participate in the Bowl Championship
Series (BCS). With that lofty standing, expectations for the Sun Belt Conference are as high as ever and the league and its member institutions have consistently delivered in the past few years. Because of its status as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision coalition, the Sun Belt Conference has a permanent seat on the NCAA's 18-member Board of Directors. As a result, the conference has a crucial voice on some of the most pressing issues in college athletics and will always have a role in the implementation of any future NCAA legislation and guidelines. The conference continues to utilize television to grow and promote the league and its member institutions. The Sun Belt Conference signed a new multi-year agreement with ESPN, Inc. in January of 2009 that will result in unprecedented national coverage for the league. Additionally, ESPN televised the conference's men's basketball championship game for the 30th straight season in 2010, marking its longest affiliation with any conference in the country. The conference's regional television partnership with Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) and Cox Sports Television (CST) enables live telecasts of Sun Belt events to reach millions of households. The addition of volleyball, baseball and softball to the conference's television package has resulted in more national and regional television exposure for the league than at any time in its history. The Sun Belt Conference has also partnered with JumpTV Sports, Inc. to deliver a full-service, customized, public and premium website to provide fans with a broad range of real-time information and content about the conference's athletic teams. The Sun Belt is one of the few conferences in the nation to provide video highlights and features on its website from each of the league's respective championships. This technology serves as a great recruiting tool for schools by enabling anyone in the world with internet access to view the conference's championship events. Success has been easy to find in recent years. Over the last four seasons the Sun Belt Conference has represented itself well in the football postseason. In fact the Sun Belt Conference boasts a winning record of 4-3 in its seven bowl appearances in the last four seasons. With Middle Tennessee's victory in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the Sun Belt Conference has now won four bowl games in its last seven appearances. Since 2005 football season, the first year after conference realignment, the Sun Belt Conference ranks 6th out of 11 conferences in composite bowl game winning percentage. The Sun Belt Conference set an all-time league high for players selected in the NFL Draft in 2010 with seven total players selected - topping the previous record of five in 2007. The world has taken notice of the Sun Belt Conference as well. Proof of that comes as the league now has two automatic tie-ins to postseason bowl games. The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl recently extended its agreements with the Sun Belt Conference ensuring that a
Sun Belt team will play in that bowl game through 2013 (the league has sent a team to that game every year since the game's inception in 2001). The Sun Belt Conference also signed an agreement this past offseason with the GMAC Bowl, played annually in Mobile, Alabama, that will ensure a Sun Belt team plays in that bowl game through 2013. The league also has secondary tie-ins with the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl, the St. Petersburg Bowl and the PapaJohns.com Bowl. Each of the 19 sports has seen numerous team and individual accomplishments, but in the realm of academic excellence nearly every Sun Belt Conference school is currently graduating its student-athletes at a rate higher than its respective school's student body. For the third consecutive year Sun Belt Conference student-athletes topped the previous year's record number of Commissioner's List and Academic Honor Roll awards winners. 1,700 Sun Belt student-athletes earned a GPA over 3.0 for the previous school year and were named to either the Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll or Sun Belt Commissioner's List. Sun Belt schools combined to have 756 student-athletes land on the Commissioner's List, which honors all student-athletes recording a 3.5 GPA or better during the 2008-09 academic year. The league also had a total of 944 student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll, which is awarded to those maintaining a 3.0-3.49 GPA. The total of 1,700 student-athletes that were honored tops the previous highs of 1,503 set during the 2007-08 school year and 1,429 for the 2006-07 school year. Prominent Sun Belt alumni include former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Denver), NFL Hall of Fame football player "Mean" Joe Greene (North Texas), Florida Marlins All-Star baseball player Luis Gonzalez (South Alabama), Boston Red Sox baseball player Mike Lowell (MLB All-Star and 2007 MLB World Series MVP, FIU), former member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives John Breaux (LouisianaLafayette), country music superstar Tim McGraw (Louisiana-Monroe), and actor Andy Garcia (FIU). The conference's first 34 years have also produced numerous individual national champions along with Olympic track medalists including Earl Bell, Tom Hill and Al Joyner (Arkansas State), Hollis Conway (Louisiana-Lafayette), and Tayna Lawrence (FIU). Old Dominion's Anne Donovan, who received the Naismith Trophy recognizing the nation's top women's basketball player in 1983, helped the United States win the Olympic gold medal in 1984 and helped the Lady Monarchs capture the national championship in 1985.
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Arkansas State University
Those who have not visited the campus of Arkansas State University in the last five or 10 years would be shocked at the school’s appearance today. So much on campus is tied to athletics. ASU Stadium is the gathering site for Saturdays and excitement surrounding each game can be felt for miles. The sights, the smells, the sounds of football. There is so much construction and new projects on campus. The school looks . . . and is . . . a modern educational institution that has kept up with technology and student needs as much, if not more, than most schools in the nation. A student center addition anchors the campus, and a new student recreation and wellness center was completed last fall. New campus housing has recently been completed, including a “Collegiate Park” apartment complex, coastaltype soft-colored housing throughout campus, and a new dorm. There is a new Alumni Center and construction of a new overpass connecting the campus to local businesses is about to become a reality. It’s a new-look campus that is growing and improving each day. Arkansas State University is an extremely valuable part of Northeast Arkansas and surrounding areas.
Arkansas State University was established April 1, 1909, as a “public school of agriculture” by Act 100 of the Arkansas General Assembly. It was located at Jonesboro because citizens of the city bid $40,000 to the state and pledged 200 acres of land as a site. After a century of growth, ASU-Jonesboro now has an annual budget of some $122.6 million, owns more than 3,000 acres of land in five different counties, has a physical plant valued at almost $200 million, and has an alumni roll exceeding 53,000. ASU’s rapid development over the years has been typical of other major universities in an emerging modern South. From an agricultural high school in 1909, to a junior college in 1918, to a four-year degree-granting institution in 1930, to a university in 1967, ASU has become regionally respected and nationally recognized for its qualities of teaching, research and service. The ASU system includes campuses at Beebe (White County), Mountain Home (Baxter County), and Newport (Jackson County) where associate degree programs are offered, and at Marked Tree, Searcy and Heber Springs. An instructional site is located at Paragould. The Jonesboro campus, which occupies 942 acres amid the gentle slopes of Crowley’s Ridge in east Jonesboro, is located between the vast and fertile Mississippi River Valley and the cultural and scenic richness of the Ozark Mountains. More than 10,000 students annually work toward degrees in 141 areas of specialization at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Fifteen undergraduate degrees are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Professions, Sciences and Mathematics, and the University College. The Honors College was instituted July 1, 2004, evolving from the Honors Program.
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Arkansas State ASU Administration University Administration UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLORS
Dr. Glen Jones Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Dr. Rick Stripling Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
Mr. Ed Kremers Vice Chancellor Finance & Administration
Dr. Robert Potts
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Interim University System President
Florine Tousant Milligan Forrest City Chair
Howard L. Slinkard Rogers Vice Chair
Ron Rhodes Cherokee Village Secretary
Mike Gibson Osceola
Dan Pierce Jonesboro
Mr. Cristian Murdock Vice Chancellor University Advancement
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS COMMITTEE The Intercollegiate Athletics Committee was formed in the spring of 1997. The Intercollegiate Athletics Committee reviews and makes recommendations on issues involving Nonie Wiggins the welfare of student-athletes, the role of athletics in campus life, and the athletics program’s compliance with the university, conference, and NCAA regulations; serves as a search advisory committee for key athletics program personnel; reviews the role of existing and potential sports programs; and reviews the athletics budget. The committee reports to the Chancellor. Membership consists of four students appointed annually by the Student Government Association (one should be a student-athlete); four faculty appointed by the Faculty Senate (staggered two-year terms); one Faculty Athletic Representative appointed by the Chancellor (two-year term); one executive staff member appointed by the Chancellor (two-year term); the Dean of University College; two staff members appointed by the Staff Senate (staggered two-year terms); Student Government Association and Student Activities Board presidents; and representatives from the following external organizations: Alumni Association, Red Wolf Club, Letterman’s Club, and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce ASU Committee. The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Senior Woman Athletic Administrator serve as ex-officio, nonvoting members. The chancellor appoints a chair at the beginning of each academic year.
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Interim Chancellor Dr. Dan Howard
Dr. G. Daniel Howard currently serves as Interim Chancellor at Arkansas State University. In this capacity, he is the Chief Executive Officer for the University. Dr. Howard holds the academic title as tenured full professor. He earned his baccalaureate degree from M a n h a t t a n College and holds four graduate degrees from Indiana University, including two master’s degrees “with honors” and two doctoral degrees (including a Ph.D., in higher education, with a minor in law). Dr. Howard attended and graduated from the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University, the Educational Leadership Institute at Indiana University, and the Williamsburg Development Institute. He holds active professional credentials as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS). Additionally, Dr. Howard has been an active member of MENSA for more than 19 years. His professional career exceeds 35 years that is marked by increasing levels of responsibility and authority, from a full-time faculty member, to dean, to a vice president/vice chancellor, to an executive vice chancellor and provost, and now interim chancellor. He has authored more than 80 scholarly publications and was instrumental in importing the private model of enrollment management to the University of North Alabama (UNA). Dr. Howard has been instrumental in globalizing both the University of North Alabama and Arkansas State University by providing leadership to cause the international student populations to grow dramatically and to influence positively the number of students and faculty engaged in academic activities outside of the United States. Along with former UNA President Robert L. Potts, Dr. Howard provided leadership for concluding successfully the first Capital Campaign at the University of North Alabama in which the $10 million goal was exceeded by a healthy margin. Dr. Howard served as the Chair for the “Return the Pride to UNA” Campaign, the “ROTC Commemorative Garden Campaign,” the “Restore the Wesleyan Bell Campaign, the “Coby Hall Campaign,” and the ”Campaign for Rogers Hall.” During his career, Dr. Howard has developed more than $20 million in successful grant proposals and has served as principal investigator or project director for the associated grants (including those in association with the pedestrian walk18
ways on the UNA campus). Dr. Howard is engaged actively in professional and other voluntary service. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Northeast Arkansas United Way, a Commissioner for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a member of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Research Alliance, a member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Education, and a member of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Dr. Howard is a member of the Arkansas State University Foundation Joint Committee on University Investments. His philanthropic contributions benefit, among other charities, the Arkansas State University Foundation, Santa’s Wolves, ASU Theater Guild, Delta Symphony Orchestra, ASU Museum, and the First Presbyterian Church in Florence, Alabama. Dr. Howard has received numerous professional honors and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and Marquis’ Who’s Who in Education. He is the recipient of the Willard W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University; the Alumni Friend of the Year from the University of North Alabama National Alumni Association; the Award of Excellence from the Alabama Group Home; the Outstanding Administrator of the Year from the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers; the Outstanding Citizen and the Key to the City of Florence, Alabama; Resolution of Commendation by the Board of Trustees for the University of North Alabama; Resolution Proclaiming Appreciation for Extraordinary Contributions to the State of Alabama and award of Key to the State, by Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom, Jr.; Resolution of Commendation for Outstanding Professional Achievement, by Senator Roger Bedford; Proclamation and Resolution Expressing Appreciation for Extraordinary Contributions to the University of North Alabama National Alumni Association and award of the Key to Rogers Hall; and Resolution of Commendation, the University of North Alabama Foundation Board of Directors.
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Dr. Director Dean Lee, of Athletics Director Dr. of Athletics Dean Lee
The Arkansas State University athletics program reached its 100th birthday last year and Dean Lee's name has figured prominently in the celebration. Lee is entering his ninth year as Director of Athletics and continues restoring the old and building new tradition for Arkansas State. Under Lee’s direction, the ASU athletic department enjoyed another significant year in 2009-10. Not only did ASU enjoy some of the most exciting moments ever on the fields, courts, and tracks, but also in the arenas of academics, donor and alumni involvement, community service and achievement. The 2008 AAFF’s Outstanding Athletic Director, Lee serves on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Issues Committee, the BCS Athletic Directors Advisory Committee and the Division 1A Athletic Directors Association Board of Trustees. He has guided the athletic department to annual success academically and competitively, but last year ASU athletics once again enjoyed growth through a number of unique accomplishments and projects as well. For instance, ASU took fourth place in the Bubas Cup standings, the Sun Belt Conference all-sports award, for its best results in a decade. The Red Wolves also continued to upgrade their facilities with first-class renovations to the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball locker rooms, their media/film room in the Convocation Center and installation of a new state-of-the-art GEO Surfaces turf inside ASU Stadium. The ASU Athletic Department received the largest single donation in its history, a $400,000 gift from Charles Luter that will be used to enhance the athletic academic facility, in 2008 and continued to bring in significant donations last year under Lee’s leadership. Among those were a $150,000 donation from ASU alumnus and former football letterman Steve Bryant. The athletic department also announced a $250,000 donation last year from alumni and long-time supporters Scott and Kay Dawson. The $250,000 donation matched the second largest gift in the department’s history and is being used to improve the academic environment for all student-athletes. Among the many athletic accomplishments attained last year, the women’s bowling team made its third straight appearance in the NCAA Championships. As recently as 2008, ASU secured an unprecedented $1 million contract for its Sept. 4, 2010 football game at Auburn, the Red Wolves set a school-record in football attendance and two student-athletes were named Academic All-America as well. Lee’s vision for ASU Athletics was revealed in a 2008 video called “Inside A-State Athletics”, which focused on the Red Wolves athletic programs and how the athletic department plans
to meet challenges in the future. A-State released a second “Inside A-State Athletics” video featuring Lee in 2009 that gave an in-depth look at facilities and the progress that is being made in that area. Additional recent facility upgrades include 206 field-level seats and new party boxes available for corporate events added to Tomlinson Stadium and the Convocation Center weight room underwent major renovations that included new weights and cardio equipment. Lee was instrumental in the recruitment and hiring of John Brady, who was just two years removed from an NCAA Final Four appearance and recently named the 2009-10 Sun Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Those are just a few of the many ways the ASU athletic department has continued to develop under Lee, who is always looking for new and creative ways to take the Red Wolves athletic program to the next level while maintaining its main focus on academics, competitive performance and a well-rounded environment for student-athletes. Lee remains hungrier than ever for ASU to have continued success in all areas. He has already made great strides in enabling Arkansas State's Department of Athletics to become one of the most respected programs around. Dr. Lee became ASU's 10th Director of Athletics July 9, 2002. It wasn't long before the department began to experience important and progressive changes which were capped by an unprecedented “State of A-State” address in the spring of 2004. When he concluded the address to a packed house, there was no mistaking that he is committed to building a successful program at ASU. In a very short time, he has orchestrated sellout and capacity crowds, overseen the expansion and growth of ASU's athletic facilities, and provided sound leadership to both the athletic staff and population of student-athletes. Lee came to ASU from Oklahoma State University, where he was the Associate Director of Athletics for External Operations. His administrative experience at two NCAA Division I-A universities, OSU and the University of Arkansas, and his achievements in mobilizing financial support make him well-suited for Arkansas State University and Northeast Arkansas. While at the University of Arkansas, Lee served as the Vice President of the Razorback Foundation. In addition, Dr. Lee's experience as athletic director at Arkansas Tech University and his familiarity with ASU and the state of Arkansas help him feel right at home. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1979 and master's in education at Henderson State University, then completed his doctor of education degree at the University of Arkansas in 1989. In 2009, Lee was chosen as a Distinguished Alumni of Henderson State University, the highest honor Henderson State bestows. Although born in Tulsa, Okla., Lee competed in high school sports in Berryville, Arkansas, and was selected to play in the all-Star basketball and football games in 1975. He also played basketball, baseball and tennis at Henderson State, where he later served as an assistant coach. He played in two national championship games as a member of Henderson State’s basketball team. He was head basketball coach at Malvern High School early in his career. Dean and wife Reba are the parents of two daughters, Diamond Olivia (15) and Anna Pearl (13).
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Athletic Facilities
Arkansas State University’s athletic programs compete in top-of-the line facilities. ASU Stadium, which opened in 1974, has evolved into a beautiful stadium which seats 30,406 fans. That includes a cluster of exclusive suites in the south end zone atop the football office complex. A million dollar video/scoreboard is the focal point in the stadium. Coaches and student-athletes moved into a new $2.7 million track and field complex in spring 2004. It contains an eight-lane 400-meter track and can be set up for two NCAA venues. Three local country clubs graciously allow ASU’s men’s and women’s golf programs to utilize their facilities for practice and play. J.A. “Ike” Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field serves as home to Red Wolves baseball. Built in 1993, the stadium received complete lighting in 1996 and, most recently, 206 field level seats were added for the 2008 season. ASU’s newest women’s program, bowling, competes in the Paragould Bowling Center, a state-of-the-art facility.
ASU Stadium—Home of ASU Football
Track & Field Complex
RidgePointe Country Club
Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field
ASU Soccer Park
Sage Meadows Golf Club
2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Jonesboro, Arkansas
Jonesboro, home of Arkansas State University, weighs in as the largest city in Northeast Arkansas. As a matter of fact, if you form a triangle by connecting Little Rock, St. Louis and Memphis, Jonesboro stands out as the largest metropolitan city in what amounts to a 17,000 square mile triangular area. Jonesboro is a great city of 60,000, and is always ready to welcome incoming ASU students from the moment they arrive in town. The booming community has matured over the past half century into a regional center for cultural, educational, industrial, commercial, agricultural, communication, transportation, recreational and medical interests. It contains almost every convenience of a big city and every comfort of a small town. The community is alive with cultural events such as the art exhibitions, theatrical and musical productions, not only on campus but in the city itself through the Jonesboro Fine Arts Council, NEA Foundation of Arts, the Forum and the Northeast Arkansas Symphony. One highlight is the annual Hispanic celebration when downtown Main Street is transformed into a festive explosion of Hispanic music, food and cultural activity. Jonesboro is also the medical hub of northeast
Arkansas and southeast Missouri, with two major hospitals and countless medical professionals. The city is also a shopping mecca, offering a modern business district as well as quaint downtown antique shops and restaurants. The $100 million Mall at Turtle Creek recently opened with more than 100 stores. One of the five largest cities in Arkansas, Jonesboro is located between the vast and fertile Mississippi River and the cultural and scenic richness of the Ozark Mountains. It is nestled about 70 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee, on the gentle slopes of Crowley’s Ridge. Jonesboro is a comfortable one hour drive from Memphis, two hours from Little Rock and four hours from St. Louis.The city and University have meshed resources in recent years and have truly become the “capital” of the northeast quadrant of the state. Northeast Arkansas is a recreation haven for the person who enjoys water sports, fishing, hunting, and boating as well as the joys of unspoiled nature. Jonesboro and the surrounding area have an abundance of lakes, rivers, ponds, streams and forests to serve as nature’s playgrounds for the avid outdoors person. And, Jonesboro, ranked by Forbes.com as the 27th “best small place to live” is a nice place to call home.
LEGEND: Player Name Height Classification Home Town Previous School
Emily Crowe 5’ 6” Freshman Nottingham, England The Westbridgford School
Jenny Herring 5’ 9” Senior Copenhagen, Denmark Falkenor Gaarder Gymnasium
Ceara Howey 5’ 6” Junior Gosforth, England University of New Orleans
Menna Kamal 5’ 8” Junior Cairo, Egypt American Manor House
Biljana Miloshevska 5’ 5” Freshman Sjopje, Macedonia Zdravko Cvetkovski
Janie Nowland 5’ 4” Freshman Buda, Texas Jack C. Hays High School
Tina Ojdanic 5’ 9” Senior Jonkoping, Sweden Katedralskolan
Ioana Teu 5’ 7” Sophomore South Auckland, New Zealand Mount Albert Grammar School
Marcia Williams Head Coach 31st Season
Maria Engelbrecht Assistant Coach 5th Season
2010-2011 Arkansas State University Tennis Team
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