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THE UNIVERSITY

As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition. The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker. At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.


The picturesque campus is home to many fun events throughout the year, including Concerts on the Quad, which happens each summer (pictured top left).

Built in 1965 with a major addition in 1990 that nearly doubled its size, Ramsey Library (above) was built in honor of D. Hiden Ramsey, a newspaper editor as well as city and state official. Today, the library holds approximately 360,000 volumes with access to more than 400,000 titles electronically.

UNC Asheville confers degrees three times during the academic year at the end of the Fall semester, at the end of the Spring semester as well as at the end of the Summer terms. Formal commencement ceremonies are held in December and May.

Petting Rocky on the path to a first class or a first job has been a rite of passage for many students and graduates and is said to bring good luck, and he was there to see the Bulldogs through one more memorable Homecoming in February.


THE BILTMORE ESTATE

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST


CHARLOTTE, NC

KNOXVILLE, TN

WELCOME TO ASHEVILLE, N.C. There’s more to life than the climb. There’s the view. There’s something unexpected around every bend.

UNC Asheville is situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast. With a population of 87,000 in the city and 391,000 in nearby metro areas, Asheville offers an inviting downtown, exciting outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community and an array of eclectic dining opportunities. MILEAGE CHART FROM ASHEVILLE Atlanta, Ga. ........................................ 200 miles Bristol, Tenn. ..........................................85 miles Charlotte, N.C. .................................... 130 miles Columbia, S.C. ....................................160 miles Greenville, S.C. .................................... 63 miles Knoxville, Tenn. .................................. 115 miles Raleigh, N.C. .......................................250 miles Spartanburg, S.C. ..................................80 miles Wilmington, N.C. .................................360 miles


2017-18 QUICK FACTS 2017-18 BULLDOGS SCHEDULE

THE UNIVERSITY

Location.......................................................Asheville, North Carolina Founded..................................................................................... 1927 Enrollment................................................................................ 3,800 Chancellor................................................................ Dr. Joseph Urgo Director of Athletics...................................................... Janet R. Cone Nickname...............................................................................Bulldogs Mascot................................................................... Rocky the Bulldog School Colors...................................................Royal Blue and White Affiliation.................................................................... NCAA Division I Conference..........................................................................Big South Golf Courses............Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Country Club of Asheville ................. Mountain Air Country Club, Biltmore Forest Country Club ..........................................................and The Grove Park Inn Resort

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

Assistant Director/Women’s Golf Contact...................Mitchell Miegel Phone.........................................................................(770) 542-7873 Email................................................................... mmiegel@unca.edu Assistant AD for External Relations.................................. Brian Hand Web Site..............................................................UNCABulldogs.com AVL AC Fax................................................................(828) 251-6386 AVL AC Address.............................................One University Heights ................................................................Justice Center, CPO #2600 .........................................................................Asheville, N.C. 28804

PROGRAM INFORMATION

First Year of Golf.................................................................... 2016-17 First Year in Big South................................................................same Tournaments Won.................................1 (Oyster Shuck Match Play) Top 5 Team Finishes....................................1 (Preview at the Patriot) Top 10 Team Finishes....................................................................... 4 Individual Tournament Victories........................................................ 0 Top 5 Individual Finishes.................................................................. 0 Top 10 Individual Finishes................................................................ 1 Top 25 Individual Finishes................................................................ 9 2016-17 Big South Tournament Finish.......................................... 7th Letterwinners Returning/Lost......................................................... 6/0 Newcomers....................................................................................... 2

Date Opponent

Location

SEPTEMBER 9/11-12 NKU Fall Classic 9/25-26 Pirate Collegiate Classic

Batavia, Ohio Greenville, N.C.

OCTOBER 10/2-3

F&M Bank Intercollegiate

10/21-22 Winthrop Intercollegiate

Clarksville, Tenn. Rock Hill, S.C.

FEBRUARY 2/5-6

Mid-American Match Play Lakewood Rach, Fla.

2/19-20 Jacksonville Intercollegiate

Jacksonville, Fla.

MARCH 3/12-13 Bradley Invitational 3/19-20 Briar’s Creek Invitational

Peoria, Ill. Charleston, S.C.

APRIL 4/1-2

Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate

4/13-15 Big South Championship

Boone, N.C. Ninety Six, S.C.

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach............................................Breanne Hall (Second Year) Alma Mater (Year)........................................................ Toledo (2004)

CONNECT WITH UNC ASHEVILLE ATHLETICS Official Athletics Twitter..................................... @ashevilledogs Official Athletics Instagram............................... @ashevilledogs Official Athletics Facebook......... Facebook.com/AshevilleDogs AVL Women’s Golf Twitter....................... @UNCAWomensGolf

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2017-18 WOMEN’S GOLF ROSTER

Becca Black

Kellen Alsip

Linna Brooks

Sophomore Elizabethtown, Ky. (Elizabethtown)

Sophomore Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore)

Taylor Hinson

Freshman Belmont, N.C. (Gaston Christian)

Adelyn Deery

Sophomore Winter Garden, Fla. (West Orange)

Erica Olberding

Sophomore West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling)

Sophomore Lancaster, Pa. (Manheim Township)

Janie Thomas

Sophomore Winston-Salem, N.C. (R.J. Reynolds)

Head Coach

Breanne Hall

HEAD COACH SECOND SEASON

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THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE For more than 30 years, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The league’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by notable accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. This has evolved into the conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” as part of a new strategic emphasis on becoming the premiere non-FBS conference in the Southeast. Since 2000, the Big South Conference has experienced its most pivotal accomplishments in the league’s history both athletically and academically, such as: • Baseball National Champion in 2016 • Six individual National Champions • Two Top 10 finishes in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, including fifth in 2007 • The No. 1 ranked team in the national polls in 2014 and 2015 (football) • Reached the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs three consecutive years in 2013, 2014 and 2015 • Reached the NCAA “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball • Qualified three teams for NCAA postseason play in the same sport for the first time in 2016 (men’s soccer, men’s golf) • Three NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament wins • Reached the NCAA Softball Regional Championship game three times • Multiple teams in the FCS playoffs three times since 2012 • Three berths in the NCAA Baseball Super Regionals • Multiple teams in the NCAA Baseball Regionals eight times • The No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Regionals four times, including the national No. 4 seed in 2010 • Three Top 24 finishes in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship since 2011 • The first-ever national finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year • First appearance in the round of 32 in the NCAA Men’s Singles Championship • First All-Americans in men’s and women’s cross country • A Big South-record 13 Academic All-Americans in 2003-04 and 2013-14 • A Big South-record 21 NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR Success in 2016 • A Big South-record 85 percent Graduation Success Rate two consecutive years (2014 and 2015) • A Big South-record 42 All-Americans in 2011-12 On April 24, 1983, Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South and less than four months later on August 21, the Big South Conference was formed when Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop committed to the new league. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the league’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted full-fledged NCAA Division I status. During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. In 1989, George F. “Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the league received its first automatic bid -- an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of leadership, the conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing against some of the finest teams in the nation.

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In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the league’s third Commissioner, and in his 20 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the conference to unprecedented new heights. During his tenure, men’s and women’s indoor track & field (1997), football (2002) and women’s lacrosse (2013) were added as sponsored sports. The conference has also enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue, in addition to extensive television coverage for women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and women’s lacrosse for the first time. The league as a whole has enjoyed increased national television exposure through aggressive and unique television packages. Conference membership has solidified with the additions of High Point, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian College and Longwood, plus the return of charter member Campbell University. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the conference introduced its first live streaming event in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 900 annually through a partnership with the member institutions. Ongoing equipment upgrades will allow these productions to become “TV-ready” in the near future. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first long-range strategic plan, re-affirming the league’s vision as a distinctive athletic conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. An updated strategic plan was launched in 2015 with the objective to transform the Big South Conference into the premiere non-FBS conference in the Southeast. The primary areas of focus are basketball success, media exposure, academic centrality, student-athlete experience and messaging/branding. Prominent Big South athletic alumni include three-time U.S. Olympian Amber Campbell; 2016 U.S. Open Champion Dustin Johnson; former American League All-Star Ty Wiggington; Cleveland Indians pitcher Cody Allen; Oakland Athletics pitcher Ryan Dull; Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings; three-time NFL Pro Bowler Justin Bethel, WNBA veteran Avery Warley and Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert. Distinguished alumni from Big South member institutions include Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield (Campbell), U.S. Senator Tim Scott (Charleston Southern), Basketball Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore (Gardner-Webb), Grammyaward winning singer/songwriter Donna Fargo (High Point), ESPN personality Samantha Ponder (Liberty), former LPGA player Tina Barrett (Longwood), HGTV President Jim Samples (Presbyterian), former U.S. National Men’s Soccer Team member Dante Washington (Radford), Weather Channel anchor Kristina Abernathy (UNC Asheville) and actress Andie MacDowell (Winthrop). The conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the conference’s 25th Anniversary. The league also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in its history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 1996-2007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the league’s first 25 years. As part of the league’s 30th anniversary celebration in 2013-14, All-Decade Teams were recognized for the first time in each sport. The conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. For the past two years, more than 50 percent of conference’s student-athletes have been named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average for the academic year, including 138 4.0 students in 2015-16, and the league has had nearly 170 Academic All-Americans in its history.

CAMPBELL

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

GARDNER-WEBB

HIGH POINT

LIBERTY

LONGWOOD

PRESBYTERIAN

RADFORD

UNC ASHEVILLE

WINTHROP


DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

JANET R. CONE

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Janet R. Cone, who has served as UNC Asheville’s Director of Athletics since 2004, is the only woman currently serving on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee that selects and seeds the teams for March Madness. She was one of just 28 Directors of Athletics to be named as an Under Armour AD of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. In 2014, she negotiated the first-ever college revenue development service platform with IMG College to combine athletics development and capital campaign with sponsorship sales. This partnership generated recording breaking revenue for 2014-15 for the Bulldogs. Outside of UNC Asheville, Cone helped create the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission and was a former chair. She currently serves as a founding board member for the group. In addition to her term on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, she is currently serving on the NCAA Division I Institutional Performance Committee and on various Big South Conference Committees. Under Cone’s leadership the Bulldogs have achieved unbelievable progress with the creation and implementation of the “More Wins, More Friends, and More Resources” strategic plan. Cone, who also serves as the Senior Administrator for University Enterprises, oversaw the successful opening of the Wilma M. Sherrill Center which houses the Kimmel Arena, a new tennis facility, and the expansion of the Karl Straus Track Facility. Presently a campaign to build on-campus baseball and soccer stadiums is underway. More importantly, the Bulldog athletics department’s Academic Progress Rate is 977, and Bulldog student-athletes have an overall 3.108 GPA and a Graduation Rate of 85%. UNC

Asheville’s athletics budget is one of the lowest in NCAA Division I Athletics; however, under Cone’s leadership, a sustainable revenue plan has been implemented to increase the athletics budget from $2.1M to $5.7M and will add another $1.2M over the next two years. In spite of the budget, Bulldogs have won Big South Conference Championships in Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Women’s Soccer. The Bulldogs value community engagement and perform thousands of hours of community service each year, too. Cone continues to work rigorously to improve Gender Equity, and earlier this year, she announced the addition of women’s golf as the 16th NCAA Division I athletics program at UNC Asheville. When women’s golf tees off in 2016-17, they will become the second sport added in the last five years. The revival of the women’s swimming program in 2012-13 marked the first time that the athletics department had added a sport in 20 years. Prior to coming to Asheville, Cone served as the associate athletics director for Samford University, and also coached women’s basketball at Samford, Saint Leo University, Western Carolina University and Mars Hill College. Cone holds a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

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UNC ASHEVILLE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS TO THE MEDIA Media interested in an interview with a UNC Asheville coach or student-athlete as well as those interested in a press credential are asked to contact the Athletics Communications Office. All interview requests for UNC Asheville coaches, student-athletes and administrators should be directed to the appropriate member of the Athletics Communications staff. Each member can be reached directly and quickly via email or phone number listed on this page. CREDENTIALS SIDELINE – UNC Asheville strictly follows NCAA rules regarding media representatives on the sidelines. Photographers are not permitted to shoot within the designated team areas and must display their credentials at all times. POST-GAME INTERVIEWS At the conclusion of each contest, requested student-athletes and head coach Breanne Hall will be available for comment following a 10 minute “cooling off” period. COACH HALL INTERVIEWS Media members wishing to interview Coach Breanne Hall are asked to please contact Mitchell Miegel in the Athletics Communications Office at least 24 hours in advance. STUDENT-ATHLETE INTERVIEWS All student-athlete interviews must be coordinated through the Athletics Communications Office. Student-athlete interviews will take place either prior to or following practice. Student-athletes will not be pulled from their regular schedules during the week for interviews and should not be contacted directly. ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICES The Athletics Communications Office is located in the Justice Center near the main Athletics office. PRESS CREDENTIAL POLICY • Spouses, dates, children, equipment carriers and non-workers are restricted from press boxes, sidelines and locker rooms. Any abuse of a working credential will result in the media agency losing credential privileges. Credentials will not be issued to any person under the age of 18. • In some instances, due to space limitations, meeting the identified criteria does not guarantee credentials. • Space for working press, radio, and television is allocated by the UNC Asheville Athletics Communications Office, which reserves the right to deny credentials to any outlet.

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ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF BRIAN HAND, Assistant A.D., External Relations SPORTS: Men’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis and Cross Country EMAIL: bhand1@unca.edu PHONE: (803) 646-9716 ALMA MATER: BA - North Greenville (‘03) MS - MTSU (‘04) HOMETOWN: Greenville, S.C. QUICKLY: Previous stops include Executive Editor for Spurs & Feathers (4 yrs), Assistant A.D. and SID at USC Aiken (5 yrs), SID at Presbyterian (3 yrs) … Joined the UNC Asheville staff in December 2016. MITCHELL MIEGEL, Assistant Director of Athletics Communications SPORTS: Women’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer, Baseball, Track & Field, Swimming and Women’s Golf EMAIL: mmiegel@unca.edu PHONE: (770) 542-7873 ALMA MATER: BA - Berry (‘15) MA - East Tennessee State (‘17) HOMETOWN: Roswell, Ga. QUICKLY: Previous stops include: Grad. Assist. at East Tennessee State (2 yrs), Student Assistant at Berry (2 yrs), Assistant General Manager for Tri-Cities Otters Futbol Club (1 yr) … Joined the UNC Asheville staff in June 2017.


UNC ASHEVILLE MEDIA OUTLETS NEWSPAPERS

TELEVISION

RADIO STATIONS

Spartanburg Herald-Journal 189 West Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29306 (864) 582-4511

WLOS-TV 110 Technology Drive Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 651-4563

1310 WISE Radio 1190 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 (828) 253-1310

Hendersonville Times-News PO Box 490 Hendersonville, NC 28739 (828) 692-0505

The Greenville News 32 E. Broad St. PO Box 1688 Greenville, SC 29602 (864) 298-4165

WSPA-TV PO Box 1717 Spartanburg, SC 29304 (864) 576-7777

WWNC Radio PO Box 6447 Asheville, NC 28816 (828) 253-3835

The Mountaineer PO Box 129 Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0661

The Charlotte Observer PO Box 32188 Charlotte, NC 28232 (704) 379-6448

WYFF-TV 505 Rutherford Rd. Greenville, SC 29602 (864)242-4404

WCQS Radio 73 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 253-6875

Asheville Citizen-Times PO Box 2090 Asheville, NC 28802 (828) 232-5867 (800) 800-4204

WIRE SERVICE

Associated Press 219 South McDowell St. Raleigh, NC 27602 (800) 662-7075

MISSION

Our mission is to provide UNC Asheville with an exemplary NCAA Division I Athletics Program that champions the University’s Mission and Strategic Plan, which creates an environment where student-athletes have an enriched educational experience through pursuing their academic, athletic and lifelong goals, and that connects our internal and external constituents and communities.

VISION

Our vision is to be recognized nationally for developing “Champions in Athletics and Leaders in Life” by winning in the classroom, community and competition.

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HEAD COACH BREANNE HALL

BREANNE HALL

HEAD COACH, SECOND SEASON TOLEDO, 2004 Athletics Director Janet R. Cone announced that Breanne R. Hall had been hired as the University’s first women’s golf coach in May of 2015. Before joining the UNC Asheville athletics program, Hall had served as the Director of Golf Instruction at Mountain Air Country Club. “I am honored and excited to become the first head women’s golf coach at UNC Asheville and look forward to building a competitive and successful program,” said Hall. “As a PGA Professional and former collegiate golfer, it is very exciting to see the game of golf continue to grow and more opportunities become available for female student-athletes.” A Michigan native, Hall became the first amateur to win the Women’s Michigan Open Golf Tournament in 2003. She is a 2004 graduate and former collegiate golfer at the University of Toledo and received a bachelor’s degree in organizational management after being an All-MAC selection from 2001-2004 and a member of the Mid-American Conference Honor Roll. Hall also worked as the head golf professional at the Grove Park Inn Resort and is a PGA instructor.

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MEET THE BULLDOGS: ALSIP AND BLACK

kellen

ALSIP

Sophomore Cincinnati, Ohio • Sycamore 2016-17: Competed in nine events during her freshman season ... Placed in the top 25 at the Preview at the Patriot with an 18over 162 ... Recorded an 81.36 scoring average in 25 rounds ... Shot a season-low 3-over 75 at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate on Feb. 28. Before UNC Asheville: Entered the program with a 38.0 nine-hole season average ... Was first-team All-GMC, GMC Player of the Year, first-team All- City and first-team All-Southwest Ohio Girls Coaches Association All Star ... She was also first at the sectional tournament and first at Ohio High School large school state championship tournament ... Her career aspiration is in Mechatronics engineering ... Chose Asheville because of her interest in the mechatronics program, idea of being part of an inaugural golf team and how amazing the courses in Asheville area.

becca

BLACK

Sophomore Elizabethtown, Ky. • Elizabethtown 2016-17: Member of the Big South All-Freshman Team, who is the first UNC Asheville golfer to accomplish this feat ... One of three Bulldogs to compete in all 10 events during her rookie season … Recorded a team-leading 79.04 scoring average in 27 rounds … Best individual finish was tied for 8th at the Low Country Intercollegiate as she carded a 15-over 159 … Placed in the top 25 in five tournaments … Won all three head-to-head matches at the Oyster Shuck Match Play … Was one of two Bulldogs to sweep all three opponents in match play Before UNC Asheville: Named to All-State Golf first-team … Was regional champion and also owned seven top-5 finishes … Tabbed News-Enterprise Select Preps Golf MVP, News-Enterprise Select Preps Soccer MVP and News-Enterprise Select Preps Female Athlete of the Year … Co-Captain and four-year letterman … Held a personal-best of 71 entering program … Came to Asheville because of the atmosphere and golf coach Breanne Hall … Aspires to work with prosthetics and orthotics with an intended major in biology.

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MEET THE BULLDOGS: BROOKS AND DEERY

linna

BROOKS

Sophomore Winter Garden, Fla. • West Orange 2016-17: Competed in eight tournaments and the Oyster Shuck Match Play … Played 24 rounds for the Bulldogs and recorded a 82.00 scoring average … Had the best outing of the year at the Preview at the Patriot where Brooks finished 15th with an 11over 155 … Won all three head-to-head matches at the Oyster Shuck Match Play … Was one of two Bulldogs to sweep all three opponents in match play. Before UNC Asheville: Brooks entered program with 38 nine-hole average, 78 18-hole average and 9-0 stats ... Was a member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society and she received the Academic Scholar award ... Intended major in Actuarial science with a career aspiration as an Actuary ... She chose UNC Asheville for the golf courses and a chance to play on an inaugural team with an amazing coach and team.

adelyn

DEERY

Sophomore Lancaster, Pa. • Manheim Township 2016-17: One of three Bulldogs to compete in all 10 events during her rookie season … Played in 27 rounds and finished the season with an 81.00 scoring average … Finished in the top 35 individually in three events including a career-best 33rd finish at the Big South Women’s Championship … Carded a career-low 3-over 75 in her first collegiate round at the William & Mary Invitational. Before UNC Asheville: Deery held a high school record of 8-1 … Won Lancaster-Lebanon league individual championship by shooting a 79 … Placed second in District III individual championship, shooting 75 and 72, and moved on to Eastern Regionals and then qualified to play in the PIAA State Championship … Held a personal-best of 70 entering program … Looked forward to attending UNC Asheville due to an excitement for the women’s golf program and a love for the city … Aspires to be an entrepreneur with an intended major in business.

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MEET THE BULLDOGS: HINSON AND OLBERDING

taylor

HINSON

Freshman Belmont, N.C. • Gaston Christian School Before UNC Asheville: Graduated from Gaston Christian School … Ranked the No. 6 player in the state of North Carolina, according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard … Won the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour Metrolina Classic at the Rock Hill Country Club in the summer of 2017 … Joined the team in November of 2016 … Maintained a nine-hole scoring average of 37.3, won two invitationals and finished runner-up at the NCISAA State Championship during her senior year at GCS … Selected to the AllObserver Team and is a two-time All-State selection.

erica

OLBERDING

Sophomore West Des Moines, Iowa • Dowling

2016-17: Competed in six tournaments during her rookie season … Finished in the top 30 in two events (William & Mary Invitational and Preview at the Patriot) … Posted a career-best finish (20th) at the Preview at the Patriot with a 15-over 159 … Carded a career-low 4-over 76 twice in the second round at the William & Mary Invitational and the Preview at the Patriot. Before UNC Asheville: Joined the women’s golf team with a score of 69 from winning the Hamkette Invitational … Was tabbed All-State first-team, CIML Conference All-Academic first-team … Was a four-year letterwinner ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and recipient of Excellence medal, academic letter and Aquinas key ... Intends to major in biology with a predentistry focus ... Chose UNC Asheville due to a love for the new program, playing on the courses in Asheville and Coach Hall.

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MEET THE BULLDOGS: THOMAS

janie

THOMAS

Sophomore Winston-Salem, N.C. • R.J. Reynolds 2016-17: One of three Bulldogs to compete in all 10 events during her rookie season … Played in 27 rounds and finished the season with an 80.38 scoring average, which was the second-best on the team … Finished in the top 30 individually in three tournaments including a career-best finish (tied for 19th) at the Bill Berg Invitational … Carded a career-low round 2-over 74 at the Bill Berg Invitational in the first round. Before UNC Asheville: Joined the program as Central Piedmont 4A Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015 with a scoring average of 36 both years … Finished top-20 in the 4A NC State Girls Golf Championship 2014 and 2015 … First-place finish PKBGT at Forest Oaks CC in 2015 and PKBGT first-place finish at Duke University GC ... Career aspiration as a pro golfer with undecided major ... Chose UNC Asheville for the town, loved the idea of playing on an inaugural golf team and Coach Hall.

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2016-17 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

UNC Asheville Bulldogs 2016-17 Women’s Golf Individual Results Kellen Alsip Date

Sept. 11-12 Oct. 2-4 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 16-18 Nov. 5-6 Feb. 20-21 Feb. 26-28 April 17-19 Date April 3-4

Freshman Tournament

William & Mary Invitational Starmount Forest Fall Classic Terrier Intercollegiate Bill Berg Invitational Preview at the Patriot JU Amelia Island Collegiate Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Big South Women’s Championship Match Play Oyster Shuck Match Play

Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore HS)

Finish

49 T53 T50 T39 T23 T74 T167 39

Score

79-80-87=246 88-84-84=256 81-86=167 78-81-78=237 86-76=162 82-79-77=238 83-83-75=241 80-84-79=243

Results Kasidy Beckel (Radford) W-1 UP Shelby Brauckmuller (Marshall) HALF Allison Olberding (William & Mary) L-9&8

Rounds: 25 Strokes: 1790 Scoring Average: 81.36 2016-17 Low Round: 75 -- Kiawah Island Intercollegiate (Feb. 28, Third Round)

Rebecca Black Date

Sept. 11-12 Oct. 2-4 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 16-18 Nov. 5-6 Feb. 20-21 Feb. 26-28 March 18-19 April 17-19 Date April 3-4

Freshman Tournament

William & Mary Invitational Starmount Forest Fall Classic Terrier Intercollegiate Bill Berg Invitational Preview at the Patriot JU Amelia Island Collegiate Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Low Country Intercollegiate Big South Women’s Championship Match Play Oyster Shuck Match Play

Elizabethtown, Ky. (Elizabethtown HS)

Finish

T45 19 T22 49 T17 T81 T160 T8 T20

Score

84-73-84=241 77-75-84=236 75-81=156 79-84-80=243 81-76=157 84-78-78=240 78-77-85=240 80-79=159 78-75-72=225

Results Morgan Cox (Radford) W-4&3 Ylva Forslund (Marshall) W-2&1 Katie Edelblut (William & Mary) W-3&2

Rounds: 27 Strokes: 1897 Scoring Average: 79.04 2016-17 Low Round: 72 -- Big South Women’s Championship (April 19, Third Round)

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2016-17 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Linna Brooks Date

Sept. 11-12 Oct. 2-4 Oct. 10-11 Nov. 5-6 Feb. 20-21 Feb. 26-28 March 18-19 April 17-19 Date

April 3-4

Freshman

Winter Garden, Fla. (West Orange HS)

Tournament

William & Mary Invitational Starmount Forest Fall Classic Terrier Intercollegiate Preview at the Patriot JU Amelia Island Collegiate Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Low Country Intercollegiate Big South Women’s Championship Match Play Oyster Shuck Match Play

Finish

T53 56 T46 15 T81 T170 T68 T34

Score

84-84-82=250 86-86-86=258 83-82=165 79-76=155 82-80-78=240 83-77-82=242 85-88=173 79-75-85=239

Results Khushboo Thiagaraj (Radford) W-1 UP Leigha Holt (Marshall) W-1 UP Riley Corona (William & Mary) W-1 UP

Rounds: 24 Strokes: 1722 Scoring Average: 82.00 2016-17 Low Round: 75 -- Big South Women’s Championship (April 18, Second Round)

Adelyn Deery Date

Sept. 11-12 Oct. 2-4 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 16-18 Nov. 5-6 Feb. 20-21 Feb. 26-28 March 18-19 April 17-19 Date

April 3-4

Freshman

Lancaster, Pa. (Manheim Township HS)

Tournament

William & Mary Invitational Starmount Forest Fall Classic Terrier Intercollegiate Bill Berg Invitational Preview at the Patriot JU Amelia Island Collegiate Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Low Country Intercollegiate Big South Women’s Championship Match Play Oyster Shuck Match Play

Finish

T34 T49 T57 T43 T31 T77 T126 T47 33

Score

75-82-79=236 82-90-82=254 83-88=171 82-77-80=239 81-85=166 79-79-81=239 81-78-76=235 85-82=167 81-77-79=237

Results Meagan Board (Radford) L-4&3 Pimrawee Huang (Marshall) W-1 UP Riley Corona (William & Mary) L-2&1

Rounds: 27 Strokes: 1944 Scoring Average: 81.00 2016-17 Low Round: 75 -- William & Mary Invitational (Sept. 11, First Round)

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2016-17 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Erica Olberding Date

Freshman

West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic HS)

Tournament

Sept. 11-12 Oct. 2-4 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 16-18 Nov. 5-6 March 18-19

William & Mary Invitational Starmount Forest Fall Classic Terrier Intercollegiate Bill Berg Invitational Preview at the Patriot Low Country Intercollegiate

Finish

T26 T44 T54 T62 20 T89

Score

79-76-79=234 83-84-84=251 91-79=170 82-88-85=255 83-76=159 87-100=187

Rounds: 15 Strokes: 1256 Scoring Average: 83.73 2016-17 Low Round: 76 -- twice, Preview at the Patriot (Nov. 6, Second Round); William & Mary Invitational (Sept. 11, Second Round)

Janie Thomas Date

Sept. 11-12 Oct. 2-4 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 16-18 Nov. 5-6 Feb. 20-21 Feb. 26-28 March 18-19 April 17-19 Date

April 3-4

Freshman

Tournament

William & Mary Invitational Starmount Forest Fall Classic Terrier Intercollegiate Bill Berg Invitational Preview at the Patriot JU Amelia Island Collegiate Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Low Country Intercollegiate Big South Women’s Championship Match Play Oyster Shuck Match Play

Winston-Salem, N.C. (R.J. Reynolds HS)

Finish

T34 T38 52 T19 T23 T87 T178 T39 30

Score

75-80-81=236 83-82-82=247 84-84=168 74-77-80=231 82-80=162 84-79-81=244 85-78-80=243 86-80=166 76-77-79=232

Results Olivia Jay (Radford) L-4&3 Sarfina Seretharan (Marshall) W-1 UP Mia Zanghetti (William & Mary) L-2&1

Rounds: 27 Strokes: 1929 Scoring Average: 80.38 2016-17 Low Round: 74 -- Bill Berg Invitational (Oct. 16, First Round)

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2016-17 TEAM RESULTS

UNC Asheville Bulldogs 2016-17 Women’s Golf Team Results Date

Sept. 11-12 Oct. 2-4 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 16-18 Nov. 5-6 Feb. 20-21 Feb. 26-28 March 18-19 April 17-19 Date

April 3-4

Tournament

William & Mary Invitational Starmount Forest Fall Classic Terrier Intercollegiate Bill Berg Invitational Preview at the Patriot JU Amelia Island Collegiate Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Low Country Intercollegiate Big South Women’s Championship Match Play

Oyster Shuck Match Play

Finish

Team Score

9th of 11 9th of 11 10th of 10 11th of 12 5th of 6 18th of 18 34th of 43 13th of 17 7th of 9

317-309-326=952 325-325-332=982 323-330=653 313-319-318=950 325-304=629 327-315-314=956 325-310-313=948 336-329=665 313-304-309=926

Results

Radford, W 3-2

Marshall, W 4.5-0.5 William & Mary, W 3-2

Round Team Average: 319.21 2017-18 Low Team Round: 304 -- twice, Preview at the Patriot (Nov. 6, Second Round); Big South Women’s Championship (April 18, Second Round)

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