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MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS HISTORY Meredith athletics took on a new life, with the completion of Weatherspoon Gymnasium in 1970. Weatherspoon is still the home of the basketball and volleyball teams, training facilities and athletics offices. The first full-semester golf team was launched in 1976. The volleyball and tennis teams saw their first winning seasons during the 1970s.

Meredith College students have participated in athletic events on campus for more than 100 years. Athletics at Meredith College began in 1904 with the advent of Meredith’s Athletic Association. In addition to sponsoring other student activities around campus, the athletic association began to sponsor sports in 1937. The original sports at Meredith included basketball and tennis. Meredith’s basketball program began with two teams, the Reds and the Blues. The first competitive games against other schools were held in 1904 with two games against St. Mary’s College. In the early years, Meredith athletic activities included swimming, soccer, horseback riding, tennis, baseball, basketball, golf, football and field hockey. The first events were primarily inter-class competitions. In November 1937, Meredith aligned with the Virginia Field Hockey Association and became a part of the United States Conference. The 1940s and 1950s brought some big victories for the basketball team. In 1944, Meredith’s freshman-sophomore basketball team hosted the Peace Junior College (now Peace College) team. The outcome was a victory for Meredith, and the game marked the beginning of the heated cross-town rivalry between the two Raleigh women’s colleges. In 1952, the basketball team pulled out impressive victories against the University of North Carolina and Duke. The field hockey team continued this trend in 1952 by defeating both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils.

Riding the wave of momentum built in the 1970s, Meredith athletics earned state and conference titles in the 1980s. In 1980, the golf team won the NCAIAW state championship while the tennis team took the conference title. Also in that year, the Student Government Association adopted the angel as the school’s official mascot. The golf team finished second in the AIAW Division III national tournament in 1981, making it the first bid for a Meredith athletics team to compete for a national championship. Softball was added as a varsity sport during the 1985-86 academic year. The most recent varsity sports to be added were soccer in 1993 and cross country in 2005. In recent years at Meredith, there has been an increase in the competitiveness of the athletics programs on a regional and national level in Division III. The program has had five NCAA tournament bids across three different sports since 2001 (basketball 2001, 2003; tennis 2003, 2007; and soccer 2007). During the summer of 2007 the name of the sports teams was changed to “Avenging Angels” to emphasize the prowess of Meredith athletes. The 2007-08 season marks the first year of competition in the USA South Athletic Conference. Meredith is committed to blending intercollegiate athletics with a strong academic program. Student-athletes follow the same academic requirements and standards as other students; they must maintain a good academic standing with the College, be full-time students, and follow the rules of the NCAA. The athletic program maintains the same high standards set for other departments and the same commitment to the education and personal development of student-athletes.

MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS PROGRAM THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Meredith College fully supports the Division III experience that allows the student athlete to enjoy competitive sports and other activities throughout their college years. Division III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics and academics while experiencing all aspects of college life. Division III athletics feature athletes who can receive only academic financial assistance and athletics departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the College. 

ACADEMICS Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by its athletics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference recognizes its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by naming an Academic All-Conference team. A studentathlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in each of the two semesters of a given year to be eligible. The athletics department also offers a special Athletics Director’s List that recognizes the athletes that receive a 3.5 each of the two semesters. During the 2006-07 season, 51% of Meredith’s student athletes finished with a 3.0 or higher and 25% received the Athletics Director’s award with a 3.5 or higher.

MEDICAL SERVICES In addition to the academic and fitness programs available, the athletic training staff provides excellent care for participants. The athletic training support staff consists of head athletic trainer, Sharon Malley, student athletic trainers from the University of North Carolina and on-call physicians. Some of the services and equipment provided in the Weatherspoon Gymnasium include a whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury ice and electrical stimulation. Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING The program is headed by Meredith’s Strength and Conditioning Coach David Zinn who is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioning specialist. An instructor in the Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences at Meredith, Coach Zinn assists in the development and implementation of conditioning and weight training programs for all of Meredith sports.

COMMUNITY SERVICE The student athletes at Meredith College are committed to much more than sports. Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates community service. Some of their past volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, Service Raleigh, and the USA South Athletic Conference canned food drive.


Contents IFC History of Meredith Athletics 1 Table of Contents and Quick Facts 2, 3 2007-08 Season Preview 3 2007-08 Roster 4 Head Coach/Previous Records 5 Assistant Coaches/Managers 6 Player Profiles 8 Schedule and Opponents 9 2006-07 Meredith Basketball Year in Review 10 USA South/Media Coverage 11 2006-07 USA South Year in Review/Preason Poll 12 Meredith Basketball Records 13 Facilities 14 About Meredith College 16 About Raleigh, N.C. IBC The Meredith Athletics Experience

Meredith College Quick Facts General Information Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raleigh, N.C. Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1891 Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,298 Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avenging Angels Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon, Black and White Affiliation:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division III Conference: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USA South Athletic Conference President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen Hartford Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Myers (Elon/1978) Assistant Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Weaver (Virginia/2001) Senior Woman Administrator: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie Chamblee Faculty Athletics Representative: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Novak Department Assistant: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzette Lugo Athletics Department Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8205 Athletics Web Site: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.meredith.edu/athletics Mailing Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607 Sports Information Director (SID): . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Jarvis (Virginia Tech/1994) SID Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8811 SID Email:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jarvisgr@meredith.edu

Basketball Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Zinn Alma Mater/Yr.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Virginia/1995 Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8310 E-Mail: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . zinndav@meredith.edu Meredith record (Years): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-45 (3) Assistant Coaches: . . . . . . . . . . . . Heather Herr, Erin Willis, Kevin Walker 2006-07 Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19 Arena: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weatherspoon Gymnasium

CREDITS: The 2007-08 Meredith College Media Guide is a publication of the Meredith College Athletics Department in conjunction with the Office of Marketing and Communications. Editor: Meredith Sports Information Director, Greg Jarvis; Editorial Assistance: Melyssa Allen, Karen Dunton, Kristi Eaves-McLennan; Layout and Design: Vanessa F. Harris; Photography: Greg Jarvis, David Timberlake, Steve Wilson and Meredith College Archives

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2007-08 Basketball Season Preview Brittany Cornelius, #22, Sophomore, Guard - Last season, Cornelius led the team in rebounds and was the second leading scorer for Meredith. “Brittany is coming off a very productive freshman year and has improved even more over the summer. She has had a great preseason and we are looking for her to continue to step up and be a driving force of the team,” said Zinn. Keyotta Sanford, #23, Junior, Guard - Sanford was primarily a bench player last year and supporter on the bench. “Keyotta is much improved and is working hard for the team. She continues to be a great encourager as an upper classman and will likely play a greater role on the floor this season,” said Zinn. Lizzie Creech, #41, Junior, Guard/Forward - Creech was the third leading scorer last year and provided 80 rebounds last season. “Lizzie is a versatile post player who can compete at a number of positions. She’s an intelligent player whose hustle and communication will be important keys for us this year,” said Zinn. Hunter Johnson, #42, Sophomore, Forward - Johnson ended the season strong, scoring in double figures several times late in the year and providing an improved defensive effort down the stretch. “Hunter is looking to build off a strong finish to last season. She continues to show a great capacity for learning the post position, has a great attitude and works hard everyday,” said Zinn.

The 2007-08 Meredith basketball team is entering its first season in the USA South Athletic Conference and faces a tough overall schedule with a team dominated by freshmen and sophomores. However, the team returns senior Nicole Hall along with some key sophomores and juniors. “We start the season with a very competitive and challenging schedule and things won’t get any easier as we enter conference play. From opening weekend to late February, every night will be a challenge and we will have to be ready to play,” said Head Basketball Coach David Zinn. Meredith was selected to finish in seventh place in the USA South Athletic Conference preseason basketball coaches poll. Ferrum had four first place votes and was selected to win the conference championship. The basketball team opens up their season on the road at Emory & Henry in the Emory & Henry Tip-Off Classic on November 16 at 6 p.m.

Player RevieW Coach Zinn has five returnees and has brought in ten newcomers to balance out the team. The team has gained depth and has leadership on the court and off the bench. It looks to be an exciting season as all players are competing for playing time.

ReturneEs Nicole Hall, #10, Senior, Guard - Hall was a first-team Association of Division III Independent selection in 2006-07 and ranked 14th in the nation last year in scoring with a 20.7 average. Hall also added 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest. Hall ended the season with 1,250 career points and will look to add to that total. “Nicole had a fantastic junior year where she was in the top 15 in the country scoring; we clearly look at her to lead us at the guard spot. She has developed into a leader on and off the court this preseason and we look for that to carry over into the regular season,” said Zinn.

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Incoming Class Caitlin McAllister, #12, Freshman, Guard - The local product from St. David’s makes her debut for the Avenging Angels. “Caitlin is an excellent passer and full of potential at the point guard spot,” said Zinn. “Her defense is rapidly improving and her ability to run a half-court set will be important for us this year.” Amanda Street, #21, Junior, Guard - Street is another transfer looking to add to the point guard spot. “Amanda does a great job at setting up the offense and shows a lot of leadership on the court,” said Zinn. “Her experience, her defensive intensity, and her ability to pass in the open court have been impressive thus far.” Whitley Turner, #24, Freshman, Forward/Center - Turner is a freshman from Wilmington looking to add depth to the post position. “Whitley does a great job running the floor and is capable of putting up solid rebounding and scoring numbers. We’ll look for her to be in position to gain playing time in the post,” said Zinn. Jessie Hardee, #30, Senior, Forward - Hardee is a senior walk on that has spent time in Meredith athletics as a member of last year’s NCAA Tournament Tennis team. “Jessie is a newcomer to the basketball program but I think she will step up as a defensive player for us and provide some rebounding,” said Zinn. Mary Woessner, #31, Freshman, Guard/Forward - Woessner is a freshman from Hillsborough looking to give some versatility to the team. “Mary has improved a great deal over the preseason and has shown the ability to play at multiple spots for us. She’s very coach-able, intelligent and is developing into a scoring threat for us,” said Zinn. Courtney Kreber, #32, Freshman, Guard - Kreber is a freshman shooting guard out of Charlotte. “Courtney has the potential to give us good depth at the shooting guard spot. She is also developing into a solid defender and has shown the ability to make hustle plays,” said Zinn. Suzanne Gasperini, #33, Freshman, Guard/Forward - Gasperini is a freshman forward from South Boston, Va. “Suzanne is very athletic, and has poten-


tial to be a very good rebounder and defender,” said Zinn. “With a little more experience and confidence, Suzanne’s ceiling as a player is very high.” Kristin Stewart, #44, Freshman, Forward/Center - Stewart is coming off an outstanding career at The O’Neal School. “Kristin has the potential to be a very good post player for us after she recuperates from a foot injury,” said Zinn.

Last Season Review The end of the 2006-07 season showed great improvement as a young team came together. Meredith hit a stretch of games at the end of the season where they played tough defense and won three games in a row. Two of those wins included victories over soon-to-be conference rivals N.C. Wesleyan (W/61-54) and Peace (W/74-69). Both wins avenged losses earlier in the season on the road. Coach Zinn stated, “We got better throughout the year and we were playing well at the end of the year. We overcame our youth, made progress and the team never lost their work ethic. We gained a lot of experience as we started three freshmen for many games and they will bring that experience back next year. I’ve been pleased with the attitudes and efforts put forth by all 15 players so far this season. Team chemistry has been excellent and I’m looking forward to seeing how we respond to the challenges ahead this year.”

2007-08 Basketball Roster No.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

Ht.

Hometown/ High School

10

Nicole Hall*

SR

G

5’3”

Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield

12

Caitlin McAllister

FR

G

5’9”

Raleigh, N.C./St. David’s

21

Amanda Street

JR

G

5’7”

Princeton, W.Va./Princeton

22

Brittany Cornelius

SO

G

5’9”

Rockwell, N.C./East Rowan

23

Keyotta Sanford

JR

G

5’6”

Creedmoor, N.C./South Granville

24

Whitley Turner

FR

F/C

6’0”

Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley

30

Jessie Hardee

SR

F

5’9”

Greenville, N.C./D.H. Conley

31

Mary Woessner

FR

G/F

5’9”

Hillsborough, N.C./Middle College at Durham Tech

32

Courtney Kreber

FR

G

5’5”

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic

33

Suzanne Gasperini

FR

G/F

5’11”

South Boston, Va./Halifax County

41

Lizzie Creech*

JR

G/F

5’9”

Hickory, N.C./Hickory

42

Hunter Johnson

SO

F

5’10”

Washington, N.C./Pungo Christian Academy

44

Kristin Stewart

FR

F/C

6’1”

Sanford, N.C./The O’Neal School

*team captains

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Head Coach and Previous Records David zinn David Zinn enters his fourth year as head coach of the Meredith College basketball team. During the 2005-2006 season, Zinn led the team to a 13-11 record and the Association of Division III Independents Northeast Regional championship. He also was named as the NCAA Division III Association of Independents Coach of the Year. Zinn began his coaching career with two years of teaching World History and coaching basketball and track at James Wood High School in Winchester, Va. Zinn then went to the University of Tennessee as a graduate student where he taught undergraduate physical education courses and worked for the Total College Sports Network (TCSN), covering the 1998 National Champion University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team.

In those two years, the Lady Indians amassed a record of 48-18, set several school records, and reached the Sweet 16 of the NAIA National Tournament in 2001. In 2001, Coach Zinn took over an NCAA II program at Salem International University (W.Va.) as the head coach, sports information director and sport management professor. In three seasons, the Tigers set a number of school records and one NCAA II record for 3-point shooting before Zinn came to Meredith. A veteran of summer basketball camps, Coach Zinn has served on the staff of some of the top camps in the nation including Tennessee, Oklahoma, Duke, North Carolina State, Purdue, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Princeton and the Five-Star Basketball Camp for Girls, among others. A strong proponent of academics, Coach Zinn is a 1995 graduate of West Virginia University, with a degree in Secondary Education. Zinn has also earned two master’s degrees: one in Sports Administration from the University of Tennessee and one in Secondary Education from Cumberland College. In addition to his duties with the basketball team, Coach Zinn teaches undergraduate courses as an assistant professor in the Health, Exercise and Sports Science Department, works as an undergraduate advisor for Meredith students and serves as the strength and conditioning coach for Meredith athletes. He is also an active member of the WBCA.

Coach Zinn then worked for two years at Cumberland College (Ky.) as the Assistant Varsity and Head Junior Varsity Coach on the staff of Melissa Irvin.

Previous Records Basketball Year

W

L

Coach

2006-07

4

19

Zinn

2005-06

13

11

Zinn

2004-05

9

15

Zinn

Coach David Zinn- Meredith Career

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W

L

Seasons

Winning %

26

45

3

0.366


Assistant Coaches and Managers heather herr

erin willis Erin Willis enters her second year as assistant coach with the basketball team at Meredith College.

Coach Heather Herr enters her second year as assistant coach with the basketball team at Meredith College. Herr comes to Meredith College from Pennsylvania, where she has been coaching for ten years. She is an energetic and hardworking basketball enthusiast dedicated to the game and winning. Herr has over 20 years of playing and coaching experience at various levels. Her high school team won the YAIAA Division II Championship during all three years of her high school career. Her love of the game of basketball gave her the initiative to start a team at Harcum College. They went on to become the first athletic team in school history to win a Region 19 Championship (2006). Harcum’s women’s basketball is quickly becoming known as a formidable power within the mid-Atlantic region. Herr began her career coaching 8 year-old girls, and worked her way up to the high school level. She has coached different levels including recreation leagues, high schools and AAU teams, having worked with East Prospect, Hellam, Columbia Jr./Sr. High School and Chickies Rock AAU. Her background also includes officiating games.

Willis is a graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. While at Russell Sage, Willis was a 5-year member of the basketball team and was named team captain her senior year. Over her career at Sage, Erin left her mark on the school record books as she is currently ranked #3 in school history in career 3-pointers and blocks, and is 5th all-time at Sage in career steals. Coach Willis comes to Meredith with several seasons of AAU coaching experience with a variety of age groups. Erin also spent the 2005-06 season as the assistant JV Girls’ Basketball at Scotia-Glenville High School.

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A strong proponent of academics, Heather received the Distinguished Scholar/ Athlete Award her senior year of high school. She was also nominated Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges and graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Harcum College.

kevin walker Coach Kevin Walker enters his first year as assistant coach with the basketball team at Meredith College.

Carol Roberson

Danielle Stott

Walker has many years of playing and coaching experience at various levels. His last coaching position was as an Assistant Coach at Neuse Baptist Church. He has coached in various recreational leagues while attending East Carolina University from 1989-1992 including at the AAU level. His playing experience stems from his career at Matoaca (Va.) High School. He also participated in Coach Morgan Wooten’s basketball camp in Takoma Park, Md. Walker is the supervisor of the copy center at Meredith College.

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Player Profiles

#10

#21

amanda street

Class.................................................... Junior Position...................................................... G Height..................................................... 5'7� Hometown............................ Princeton W. Va. High School.................................... Princeton

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#22

Brittany Cornelius

nicole hall*

#12

Caitlin Mcallister

Class....................................................Senior

Class.............................................. Freshman

Position...................................................... G

Position...................................................... G

Height.....................................................5'3"

Height.....................................................5'9"

Hometown...................................Raleigh N.C

Hometown...................................Raleigh N.C

High School....................................Wakefield

High School.................................. St. David’s

#23

Keyotta sanford

#24

whitley turner

Class............................................Sophomore

Class.................................................... Junior

Class.............................................. Freshman

Position...................................................... G

Position...................................................... G

Position................................................... F/C

Height.....................................................5'9"

Height.....................................................5'6"

Height.....................................................6'0"

Hometown................................ Rockwell N.C

Hometown............................. Creedmoor N.C

Hometown............................Willmington N.C

High School................................ East Rowan

High School........................... South Granville

High School............................ Eugene Ashley

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Player Profiles

#30

jessie hardee

#31

mary woessner

#32

courtney kreber

#33

Suzanne gasperini

Class....................................................Senior

Class.............................................. Freshman

Class.............................................. Freshman

Class.............................................. Freshman

Position.......................................................F

Position................................................... G/F

Position...................................................... G

Position................................................... G/F

Height..................................................... 5'9”

Height.....................................................5'9"

Height.....................................................5'5"

Height...................................................5'11"

Hometown...............................Greenville N.C

Hometown...........................Hillsborough N.C

Hometown................................ Charlotte N.C

Hometown...........................South Boston Va.

High School.................................D.H. Conley

High School.....Middle College at Durham Tech

High School....................... Charlotte Catholic

High School.............................Halifax County

* team captains

#41

Lizzie Creech*

#42

hunter johnson

#44

kristin stewart

Class.................................................... Junior

Class............................................Sophomore

Class.............................................. Freshman

Position................................................... G/F

Position.......................................................F

Position................................................... F/C

Height..................................................... 5'9”

Height...................................................5'10"

Height.....................................................6'1"

Hometown...................................Hickory N.C

Hometown............................ Washington N.C

Hometown.................................. Sanford N.C

High School....................................... Hickory

High School........... Pungo Christian Academy

High School...................... The O’Neal School

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Schedule and Opponents Month Nov. 07

Date Fri 16 Sat 17 Mon 19 Sat 24 Sun 25 Wed 28

Opponent @ Emory & Henry + vs. Oglethorpe + @ Salem vs. Gallaudet # vs. Lebanon Valley# vs. SALEM

Time 6:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM

Jan. 08

Sat 5 Sun 6 Thur 10 Sat 12 Mon 14 Thur 17 Sun 20 Tues 22 Thur 24 Sat 26 Thur 31

@ Shenandoah* @ Christopher Newport* vs. N.C. WESLEYAN @ Ferrum* vs. METHODIST* vs. Averett @ MB* vs. FERRUM* @ Peace vs. AVERETT vs. MARY BALDWIN* @ Methodist*

2:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM - W 2:00 PM 7:00 PM - W 7:00 PM - W 2:00 PM - W 7:00 PM 7:00 PM - W 2:00 PM - W 7:00 PM

Feb. 08

Fri 8 Sun 10 Thur 14 Sat 16 Sun 17 Wed 29 Fri 22

@. N.C. WESLEYAN* 7:00 PM - W vs. CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT* 2:00 PM - W @ Averett* 7:00 PM vs. PEACE* 2:00 PM - W vs. SHENANDOAH* 2:00 PM - W @ Greensboro* 7:00 PM @ Mary Baldwin* 7:00 PM

Mon 25-Mar 1

USA South Conference Tournament TBA

*South Conference game W - Web cast on Meredith athletics website + Emory and Henry Tip-Off Classic # Gallaudet Thanksgiving Classic Home Games in BOLD CAPS. Schedule is subject to change. Visit www.meredith.edu/athletics for up to date information.

AVERETT UNIVERSITY Location – Danville, Va. Enrollment – 900 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Cougars Colors – Blue and Gold Conference – USA South 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 5-19 (3-11) Head Coach – Katrina Williams (Roanoke ’02) Record at School – 0-0 (0) Sports Information Director – Sam Ferguson Sports Info Phone – (434) 791-5876 CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT Location – Newport News, Va. Enrollment – 4,700 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Captains Colors – Royal Blue and Silver Conference – USA South 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 21-9 (11-3) Head Coach – Carolyn Hunter (Southwestern ’87) Record at School – 155-65 (9) Sports Information Director – Francis Tommasino Sports Info Phone – (757) 594-7884

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EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE Location – Emory, Va. Enrollment – 975 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Wasps Colors – Blue and Gold Conference – Old Dominion Athletic Conference 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 8-17 (4-16) Head Coach – Joy Scruggs (Tennesse ’75) Record at School – 367-286 (26) Sports Information Director – Nathan Graybeal Sports Info Phone – (276) 944-9830 FERRUM COLLEGE Location – Ferrum, Va. Enrollment – 1,000 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Panthers Colors – Black and Gold Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 21-7 (12-2) Head Coach – Bryan Harvey (Roanoke ’94) Record at School – 35-20 (2) Sports Information Director – Gary Holden Sports Info Phone – (540) 366-4306

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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY Location – Washington, D.C. Enrollment – 1,800 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Bison Colors – Buff and Blue Conference – Capital Athletic Conference 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 3-22 (0-14) Head Coach – Kevin Cook (Urbana ’83) Record at School – 0-0 (0) Sports Information Director – Oscar Ocuto Sports Info Phone – (202) 651-5144

METHODIST UNIVERSITY Location – Fayetteville, N.C. Enrollment – 2,277 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Lady Monarchs Colors – Green and Gold Conference – USA South 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 13-13 (7-7) Head Coach – DeeDee Jarman (UNC-Wilmington, ’89) Record at School –157-112 Sports Information Director – Kirbie Britt Sports Info Phone – (910) 630-7172

GREENSBORO COLLEGE Location – Greensboro, N.C. Enrollment – 1,300 (Co-Ed) Nickname – The Pride Colors – Green, White and Silver Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 18-9 (10-4) Head Coach – Jason Tuggle (UNC-Greensboro ’97) Record at School – 90-47 (5) Sports Information Director – Bob Lowe Sports Info Phone – (336) 272-7102 x279

N.C. WESLEYAN COLLEGE Location – Rocky Mount, N.C. Enrollment – 2,000 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Battling Bishops Colors – Navy Blue and Vegas Gold Conference – USA South 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 4-21 (1-13) Head Coach – John Brackett (N.C. Wesleyan ’88) Record at School – 180-272 Sports Information Director – Rikki C. Rich Sports Info Phone – (252) 985-5271

JOHN JAY COLLEGE Location – New York, NY Enrollment – 14,000 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Bloodhounds Colors – Blue and Gold Conference – City University of New York Athletic Conference 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 18-10 (9-4) Head Coach – Steve Fagan (Pace ’93) Record at School – 0-0 (0) Sports Information Director – Michael L. Damon Sports Info Phone – (212) 237-8322

OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY Location – Atlanta, Ga. Enrollment – 1,000 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Stormy Petrels Colors – Black and Gold Conference – Southern Colleiate Athletic Conference 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 21-8 (11-3) Head Coach – Ron Sattele (Villanova ’67) Record at School – 51-31 Sports Information Director – Hoyt Young Sports Info Phone – (404) 367-8335

LEBANON VALLEY Location – Annville, Pa. Enrollment – 1,650 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Flying Dutchman Colors – Blue and White Conference – Commonwealth 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 7-17 (4-10) Head Coach – Todd Goclowshi (Clark ’90) Record at School – 7-17 (1) Sports Information Director – Tim Flynn Sports Info Phone – (717) 867-6033 MARY BALWIN COLLEGE Location – Staunton, Va. Enrollment – 806 (Women’s) Nickname – Fighting Squirrels Colors – Yellow, White and Green Conference – USA South 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 12-15 (N/A) Head Coach – John Stuart (Va. Wesleyan ’79) Record at School – 12-15 (1) Sports Information Director – Donna Miller Sports Info Phone – (540) 887-7160 MEREDITH COLLEGE Location – Raleigh, N.C. Enrollment – 2,289 (Women’s) Nickname – Avenging Angels Colors – Maroon and Black Conference – USA South 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 4-19 (N/A) Head Coach – David Zinn (West Virginia ’95) Record at School – 26-45 (3) Sports Information Director – Greg Jarvis Sports Info Phone – (919) 760-8811

PEACE COLLEGE Location – Raleigh, N.C. Enrollment – 650 (Women’s) Nickname – Pacers Colors – Green and White Conference – USA South 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 9-17 (3-11) Head Coach – Kelly Johnson (East Carolina, ’77) Record at School – 40-39 (3) Sports Information Director – Wendy Jones Sports Info Phone – (919) 508-2331 SALEM COLLEGE Location – Winston-Salem, N.C. Enrollment – 1,100 (Women’s) Nickname – Spirits Colors – Gold and Royal Blue Conference – Association of Division III Independents 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 16-8 (N/A) Head Coach – Jim Jackson (Mars Hill, ’67) Record at School – 19-23 (2) Sports Information Director – J.P. Widner Sports Info Phone – (336) 917-5365 SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY Location – Winchester, Va. Enrollment – 3,300 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Hornets Colors – Red and Blue Conference – USA South 2006-07 Record (Conference) – 17-9 (9-5) Head Coach – Michelle Guyant-Holloway (Northern Michigan, ’97) Record at School – 17-9 (1) Sports Information Director – Scott Musa Sports Info Phone – (540) 665-5417


2006-07 Meredith Basketball Year in Review 2006-07 Season Results and Statistics

DATE OPPONENT SCORE HIGH POINTS 11-18-06 vs Southwestern University (Tx) L, 45-87 (14)CORNELIUS, Brittany 01-19-06 at Emory University L, 52-69 (24)HALL, Nicole 11-21-06 at Methodist L, 65-75 (26)CORNELIUS, Brittany 11-27-06 at NC Wesleyan L, 69-74 (26)HALL, Nicole 12-01-06 vs Rochester Inst. of Tech L, 47-70 (13)HALL, Nicole 12-02-06 at Shenandoah Hornets L, 51-71 (28)HALL, Nicole 12-04-06 at Ferrum L, 60-83 (19)HALL, Nicole 01-05-07 DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY L, 67-85 (25)HALL, Nicole 01-07-07 SAINT MARY’S (MD) L, 47-72 (21)HALL, Nicole 01-12-07 AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE L, 51-69 (23)HALL, Nicole 01-16-07 at Bennett College W, 64-61 (26)CORNELIUS, Brittany 01-20-07 at Peace College L, 46-64 (14)CORNELIUS, Brittany 01-22-07 at Salem College L, 76-94 (31)HALL, Nicole 01-25-07 METHODIST UNIVERSITY L, 59-71 (25)HALL, Nicole 01-27-07 at Mary Baldwin L, 69-87 (27)HALL, Nicole 01-31-07 NEWPORT NEWS APP. L, 41-90 (12)HALL, Nicole (12)CORNELIUS, Brittany 02-02-07 GREENSBORO COLLEGE L, 53-78 (26)HALL, Nicole 02-06-07 BENNETT COLLEGE W, 69-49 (20)CORNELIUS, Brittany 02-08-07 NC WESLEYAN W, 61-54 (31)HALL, Nicole 02-10-07 PEACE COLLEGE W, 74-69 (18)CORNELIUS, Brittany 02-13-07 AVERETT UNIVERSITY L, 65-67 (25)CORNELIUS, Brittany 02-15-07 SALEM COLLEGE L, 83-94 (31)HALL, Nicole 02-17-07 at Apprentice School L, 52-86 (17)HALL, Nicole

TOTAL

3 PTS

HIGH REBOUNDS (6)CORNELIUS, Brittany (10)COLLINS, Whitney (11)CORNELIUS, Brittany (6)COLLINS, Whitney (6)HALL, Nicole (8)HALL, Nicole (11)BECK, Sarah (5)CORNELIUS, Brittany (7)CORNELIUS, Brittany (7)HALL, Nicole (9)COLLINS, Whitney (7)HINES, Caroline (8)COLLINS, Whitney (6)CORNELIUS, Brittany (5)CORNELIUS, Brittany (10)HALL, Nicole

(5)SASNETT, Candice (5)JOHNSON, Hunter (5)HALL, Nicole (8)HALL, Nicole (7)HALL, Nicole (7)JOHNSON, Hunter (10)HALL, Nicole (18)CORNELIUS, Brittany (9)SASNETT, Candice (8)JOHNSON, Hunter

REBOUNDS

##

Player

GP_GS

MIN-AVG

FG-FGA

Pct

3FG-FGA

Pct

FT-FTA

Pct

Off

Def

Tot

Avg

PF

FO

A

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

Avg

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Hall, Nicole

23-23

894-38.9

173-445

.389

35-120

.292

95-143

.664

32

90

122

5.3

63

0

124

164

17

59

476

20.7

12

Hines, Caroline

23-18

670-29.1

29-106

.274

10-43

.233

14-23

.609

17

28

45

2.0

44

1

22

53

2

17

82

3.6

13

Turner, Elizabeth

23-5

454-19.7

29-120

.242

19-85

.224

13-15

.867

6

24

30

1.3

16

0

17

46

0

1

90

3.9

21

Lanier, Krystal

15-4

177-11.8

7-39

.179

0-0

.000

9-14

.643

12

23

35

2.3

37

2

5

24

2

9

23

1.5

22

Cornelius, Brittany

22-18

739-33.6

119-263

.452

18-51

.353

87-104

.837

56

73

129

5.9

63

0

45

108

11

31

343

15.6 0.8

23

Sanford, Keyotta

17-0

75-4.4

3-11

.273

0-1

.000

7-11

.636

4

5

9

0.5

3

0

1

9

0

1

13

24

Phelps, Joscellyn

11-0

29-2.6

0-4

.000

0-0

.000

1-3

.333

5

5

10

0.9

3

0

0

2

0

1

1

0.1

30

Sassnet, Candice

22-5

285-13.0

21-52

.404

0-0

.000

8-20

.400

25

38

63

2.9

44

0

6

17

3

13

50

2.3

33

Collins, Whitney

16-16

410-25.6

24-74

.324

0-2

.000

5-8

.625

12

62

74

4.6

50

0

10

17

15

16

53

3.3

41

Creech, Lizzie

23-20

557-24.2

26-69

.377

7-17

.412

23-31

.742

18

62

80

3.5

46

0

21

54

2

11

82

3.6

42

Johnson, Hunter

20-3

241-12.1

35-57

.614

0-0

.000

10-16

.625

21

28

49

2.5

17

0

8

13

2

6

80

4.0

44

Beck, Sarah

23-3

367-16.0

31-72

.431

0-0

.000

11-14

.786

26

53

79

3.4

49

0

4

19

15

4

73

3.2

56

72

128

5.6

TEAM

16

TOTAL

23

4900

497-1312

.379

89-319

.279

283-402

.704

290

563

853

37.1

435

3

263

542

69

169

1366

59.4

OPPONENTS

23

4900

635-1555

.408

87-298

.292

362-523

.692

421

588

1009

43.9

365

7

380

393

54

331

1719

74.7

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MA

New York

CT

RI

USA South Athletic Conference Pennsylvania Beginning with the 2007-08 sports season, Meredith College will compete in the USA South Athletic Conference.

NJ MD

Ohio

West Virginia

Delaware

Virginia

North Carolina South Carolina

Membership in the USA South Athletic Conference will increase the opportunities for sports team in recognition and post season play. Previously, Meredith College was a part of the Association of Division III Independents. The USA South Athletic Conference is now home to 11 institutions, five in Virginia, five in North Carolina and one in Tennessee. Meredith College and Mary Baldwin College are the newest members of the Conference and join Averett University, Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Peace College, Shenandoah University, Methodist University and North Carolina Wesleyan College to make up today’s Conference. The Tennessee institution, Maryville College, entered the conference in 2005 as a football-only member.

Georgia

Media Information All inquiries about interviews, press credentials, broadcasting requests, and other related sports information areas should be sent to Greg Jarvis, sports information director, jarvisgr@meredith.edu, (919) 760-8811.

Florida

Averett University, Danville, Va. Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va. Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va. Greensboro College, Greensboro, N.C.

www.meredith.edu/athletics Follow the Avenging Angels on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www. meredith.edu/athletics throughout the 2007-08 season. The site features game notes, schedules, rosters, player and coaches’ bios, game recaps and special news related to the program.

Broadcasting Information The 2007-08 sports season will feature at least 29 Meredith College athletics events to be broadcast live and archived on the athletics website. Last season was the first time Meredith athletic events were available on line. All broadcasts can be found on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.meredith. edu/athletics.

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. Methodist University, Fayetteville, N.C. N.C. Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. Peace College, Raleigh, N.C. Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va.

The Meredith College athletics broadcasting team is made up of faculty members Michael Novak, Dan Fountain and Meredith student Shiara Molina.

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2006-07 USA South Year in Review 2006-07 USA South Conference Standings Overall

USA South School

W-L

PCT.

PF

PA

W-L

PCT.

PF

PA

Ferrum

12-2

.857

78.3

66.1

21-7

.750

77.0

68.3

Christopher Newport

11-3

.786

77.9

62.9

21-9

.700

71.2

61.9

Greensboro

10-4

.714

73.9

63.4

18-9

.667

72.1

62.9

Shenandoah

9-5

.643

73.5

66.3

17-9

.654

69.5

64.8

Methodist

7-7

.500

69.9

68.0

13-13

.500

69.2

67.8

Peace

3-11

.214

57.7

69.6

9-17

.346

59.6

67.0

Averett

3-11

.214

56.8

68.2

5-19

.208

56.8

70.7

N.C. Wesleyan

1-13

.071

56.5

80.0

4-21

.160

56.1

73.8

Complete 2006-07 USA Conference Statistics can be found at www.usasouth.net/statistics/W-bkb/w-bkb_stats.htm

2006-07 ALL CONFERENCE PICKS First Team

Second Team

Staci Humphrey, Greensboro

Aline Alzime, Ferrum

Alicia Sanders, Shenandoah

Candace Bryant, Christopher Newport

Nikki Rowland, Christopher Newport

Quanita Bennett, Ferrum

Ali Davenport, Ferrum

Jamie Motsinger, Greensboro

Stacy Williams, Methodist

Christy Freeman, Peace

Honorable Mention

All-Tournament Team

Tonya Wright, Ferrum

Dee Luck, Christopher Newport (MVP)

Alicia Bessey, Christopher Newport

Nikki Rowland, Christopher Newport

Nikki Rowland, Christopher Newport

Candace Bryant, Christopher Newport

Kristen Kozar, Averett

Ashley Norton, Ferrum

Amoria Bird, Greensboro

Christy Freeman, Peace

Cassie Womack, Shenandoah

Staci Humphrey, Greensboro

J.D. Richardson, N.C. Wesleyan

Alexis Hargbol, Shenandoah

Alexis Hargbol, Shenandoah Player of the Year, Staci Humphrey, Greensboro • Rookie of the Year, Tonya Wright, Ferrum Coach of the Year, Bryan Harvey, Ferrum.

2007-08 USA SOUTH CONFEReNCE PREseASON COACHES POLL School

First

Total

Ferrum

4

75

Christopher Newport

12

65

Methodist

3

63

Greensboro

60

Shenandoah

50

Peace

1

47

Meredith

26

Mary Baldwin

24

Averett

23

N.C. Wesleyan

17

SCORING ## Player-Team 1. HUMPHREY, Staci, GC 2. WILLIAMS, Stacy, MC 3. SANDERS, Alicia, SU 4. ROWLAND, Nikki-CNU 5. FREEMAN, Christy, PC

G 27 26 26 29 26

REBOUNDING ## Player-Team 1. WOMACK, Cassie, SU 2. BRYANT, Candace, CNU 3. ALZIME, Aline, FC 4. HARGBOL, Alexis, SU 5. HOLLIDAY, Antionett, MC

FG 240 161 129 146 109

3FG 71 0 51 43 39

FT 119 86 95 86 97

Pts 670 408 404 421 354

Avg/G 24.8 15.7 15.5 14.5 3.6

G OFF 26 110 30 105 28 110 26 86 24 67

DEF 183 148 125 124 114

TOT 293 253 235 210 181

Avg/G 11.3 8.4 8.4 8.1 7.5

FIELD GOAL PCT (Min. 3.0 made per game) ## Player-Team G FG 1. WHITEHURST, Kristen, MC 26 83 2. WILLIAMS, Stacy, MC 26 161 3. DAVENPORT, Alex, FC 28 137 4. SCOTT, Lawanda, NCWC 25 91 5. WRIGHT, Tonya, FC 28 110

FGA Pct 143 .580 290 .555 250 .548 171 .532 214 .514

ASSISTS ## Player-Team 1. HUMPHREY, Staci, GC 2. MESSER, Zan, MC 3. LAWS, Caprice, FC 4. BENNETT, Shanita, FC 5. DAVIS, Samantha, CNU

Avg/G 7.22 4.15 4.04 3.63 3.57

G 27 26 27 27 30

Asst 195 108 109 98 107

FREE THROW PCT (Min. 2.0 made per game) ## Player-Team G FTM 1. HUMPHREY, Staci, GC 27 119 2. ADAMS, Jasmine, AU 24 84 3. SANDERS, Alicia, SU 26 95 4. WILSON, April, NCWC 25 65 5. ROWLAND, Nikki, CNU 29 86

FTA Pct 141 .844 101 .832 116 .819 80 .813 106 .811

STEALS ## Player-Team 1. HUMPHREY, Staci, GC 2. ALZIME, Aline, FC 3. WILLIAMS, Stacy, MC 4. FREEMAN, Christy, PC 5. FAIRCLOTH, S., NCWC

G 27 28 26 26 24

Steals 90 72 64 61 56

Avg/G 3.33 2.57 2.46 2.35 2.33

BLOCKED SHOTS ## Player-Team 1. LUCK, Dee, CNU 2. MAXWELL, Taketta, AU 3. BIRD, Amoria, GC 4. FAIRCLOTH, S.,NCWC 5. FREEMAN, Katie, GC

G 28 23 26 24 27

Blocks 99 29 31 28 29

Avg/G 3.54 1.26 1.19 1.17 1.07

SCORING OFFENSE # Team 1. Ferrum 2. Greensboro 3. Christopher Newport 4. Shenandoah 5. Methodist

G 28 27 30 26 26

W-L 21-7 18-9 21-9 17-9 13-13

Pts 2155 1948 2137 1806 1799

SCORING DEFENSE # Team 1. Christopher Newport 2. Greensboro 3. Shenandoah 4. Peace 5. Methodist

G 30 27 26 26 26

Pts 1857 1697 1685 1743 1763

Avg/G 61.9 62.9 64.8 67.0 67.8

Avg/G 77.0 72.1 71.2 69.5 69.2

Official Basketball of the USA SOUTH ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

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Meredith Basketball Records All Time Records vs. USA South Averett Meredith leads 33-14 Chris. Newport CNU leads 1-0 Ferrum Series tied 4-4 Greensboro Greensboro leads 22-21 Mary Baldwin Meredith leads 12-2 Methodist Methodist leads 38-16 N.C. Wesleyan Meredith leads 24-18 Peace Meredith leads 15-8 Shenandoah Series tied 2-2

Meredith VS. peace Basketball Series Meredith College and Peace College have a basketball series that dates back to 1996, but the real rivalry is much older than that. The two Raleigh women’s colleges are located only three miles apart. To increase the rivalry even more, both members are also now in the USA South Athletic Conference. Vs Peace College (Meredith leads 15-8) 1996-1997 Meredith 39-90 Meredith 37-86 1997-1998 Meredith 34-65 Meredith 41-86 1998-1999 Meredith 64-75 Meredith 50-75 1999-2000 Meredith 62-70 Meredith 65-88 2000-2001 Meredith 49-80 Meredith 72-84 2001-2002 Peace 78-63 Meredith 68-75 2002-2003 Peace 83-74 Meredith 88-104 Meredith 65-84 2003-2004 Peace 83-73 Peace 86-73 2004-2005 Peace 56-53 Peace 73-55 2005-2006 Meredith 54-81 Peace 75-49 2006-2007 Peace 64-46 Meredith 74-69

Basketball Team Awards 1998 Aedrin Murray Most Valuable Player 1999 Aedrin Murray Most Valuable Player 1999 Mamie McKinney Sportsmanship Award 1999 Wendy Cooper Allen Burris Coaches’ Award 2000 Beth Goodale Most Valuable Player 2000 Jessica Lineberry Most Improved Player 2000 Julie Schramm Allen Burris Coaches’ Award 2001 Jen Schwachenwald Most Valuable Player 2001 Leigh Akers Sportsmanship Award 2001 Holly Lowman Allen Burris Coaches’ Award 2002 Tina Harkness Most Valuable Player 2002 Ginger Moore Sportsmanship Award 2002 Tracy Sumner Allen Burris Coaches’ Award 2003 Tina Harkness Most Valuable Player

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Scoring Leaders

coaching records

1,000 Point Club 1989-93 Sylvia Newman 1989-91, 92-94 Jennifer Norris 2004-06 Nicole Hall 2000-04 Tina Harkness 1999-03 Beth Vernon 2000-04 Ruth Stephenson

1967 1252 1250 1221 1124 1008

Year-By-Year Scoring Leaders 2006-07 Nicole Hall 476 2005-06 Nicole Hall 428 2004-05 Nicole Hall 346 2003-04 Tina Harkness 346 2002-03 Tina Harkness 347 2001-02 Tracy Sumner 375 2000-01 Jen Schwachenwald 325 1999-00 Beth Goodale 386 1998-99 Beth Goodale 299 1997-98 NA NA 1996-97 Wendy Cooper 292 1995-96 Wendy Cooper 274 1994-95 Sara Bennett 259 1993-94 Christine Stanfield 304 1992-93 Sylvia Newman 455 1991-92 Sylvia Newman 625 1990-91 Sylvia Newman 466 1989-90 Sylvia Newman 421 1988-89 Treva Hartsell 287 1987-88 Treva Hartsell 162 1986-87 Susan Ellington 269 1985-86 Theresa Duffy 211 1984-85 Theresa Duffy 201 1983-84 Clare Lynn Brock 372 1982-83 Clare Lynn Brock 216

Year W L Coach 2006-07 4 19 Zinn 2005-06 13 11 Zinn 2004-05 9 15 Zinn 26 45 David Zinn Meredith Career 3 Seasons 0.366 2003-04 13 9 Hatchell 2002-03 18 7 Hatchell 2001-02 15 9 Hatchell 2000-01 16 7 Hatchell 1999-00 15 7 Hatchell 1998-99 21 2 Hatchell 1997-98 21 2 Hatchell 1996-97 19 3 Hatchell 1995-96 16 5 Hatchell 1994-95 10 13 Hatchell 1993-94 15 7 Hatchell 1992-93 19 1 Hatchell 1991-92 14 9 Hatchell 1990-91 17 3 Hatchell 1989-90 17 5 Hatchell 1988-89 14 8 Hatchell 260 97 Carl Hatchel Meredith Career 16 Seasons 0.728 1986-87 5 9 Chamblee 1985-86 8 6 Chamblee 1984-85 5 8 Chamblee 1983-84 7 12 Chamblee 1982-83 5 7 Chamblee 1981-82 8 12 Chamblee 1980-81 4 14 Chamblee 1979-80 4 13 Chamblee 1978-79 9 12 Chamblee 1977-78 5 14 Chamblee 60 107 Marie Chamblee Meredith Career 10 Seasons 0.359

2003 Jessica Lineberry Sportsmanship Award 2003 Jen Schwachenwald Allen Burris Coaches’ Award 2004 Tina Harkness Most Valuable Player 2004 Jenna Cheek Sportsmanship Award 2004 Ruth Stephenson Allen Burris Coaches’ Award 2005 Nicole Hall Offensive Most Valuable Player 2005 Laurie Mulqueeny Defensive Most Valuable Player 2005 Nicole Miller Allen Burris Coaches’ Award 2006 Nicole Hall Offensive Most Valuable Player 2006 Nicole Miller Defensive Most Valuable Player 2006 Laurie Mulqueeny Allen Burris Coaches’ Award 2007 Nicole Hall Offensive Most Valuable Player 2007 Brittany Cornelius Defensive Most Valuable Player 2007 Whitney Collins Allen Burris Coaches’ Award


Athletic Facilities Softball Meredith Softball Complex The softball complex has undergone several renovations in the last year. The addition of irrigation to the Bermuda field and infield improvements have stepped up the playing conditions to make it one of the best fields in the area. New dugouts and a press box have also been added to increase comfort for the players and enhance the game atmosphere.

Tennis Meredith Tennis Complex The home of the Meredith tennis program includes six lighted tennis courts with windscreen. Over the summer of 2007, the courts were resurfaced with a new color scheme - a “US Open Blue” inner court surrounded by a green outer court. This new color scheme will help to heighten the visibility of the ball for players and fans.

Volleyball Weatherspoon Gymnasium The Weatherspoon Gymnasium is home to the Meredith College volleyball team. The volleyball team has full use of the facility during their season and the ability to set up two courts for special tournaments. The complex also includes locker rooms, athletics offices, a training room, a fitness center, a 5,000 square-foot dance studio and a six-lane, indoor swimming pool. The volleyball team shares the gym with the basketball team.

Basketball Weatherspoon Gymnasium The Weatherspoon Gymnasium is home to the Meredith College basketball team. The facility provides up-close seating for over 500 spectators. The complex also includes locker rooms, athletics offices, a training room, a fitness center, a 5,000 square-foot dance studio, and a six-lane, indoor swimming pool. The basketball team shares the court with the volleyball team.

Cross Country Meredith College Campus The Cross Country team has plenty of room to run on the College’s 225 acre campus. The sprawling campus and the Reedy Creek Greenway provide a challenging place to train and hold meets.

Soccer New Complex to Come – 2007 games held at SAS Soccer Park, WRAL Soccer Center and Duke University’s Koskinen Stadium Meredith has played previous seasons on one of the best Bermuda surfaces in the South. Beginning in the 2008 season, the soccer team will play in a new facility located on campus, which will improve the playing environment even further. 2007 meredith avenging angels basketball

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About Meredith College

Academics and Special Programs: • Meredith offers 50+ majors and concentrations at the undergraduate level. • Meredith awards Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Business Administration; Master of Education with licensure in elementary education, English as a Second Language or reading; and Master of Science in Nutrition degrees. • Meredith’s innovative undergraduate general education curriculum encourages students to be involved and concerned citizens of their community and the world. • In 2001, Meredith became the first women’s college to adopt a campuswide laptop program as part of the Meredith Technology Initiative. Full-time students receive a ThinkPad® loaded with professional and educational software to use on Meredith’s wireless campus. • The Undergraduate Research Program supports student/faculty partnerships in the pursuit of research and creative activity in all fields. College funds support these projects and underwrite travel costs for students presenting their work at conferences. • Study abroad options include a summer program in Italy, Switzerland and England, plus a variety of semester and year-long travel opportunities throughout the world. Semester programs at the United Nations in New York City or in Washington, D.C. are also available. • Post-baccalaureate certificate programs at Meredith include the Paralegal Program and the Dietetic Internship Program. • Meredith offers numerous opportunities for coeducational graduate and professional study, and lifelong learning programs.

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Faculty • The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is approximately 10:1. The average class size is 17. • There are 132 full-time and 120 part-time teaching faculty members and 90% of full-time professors have earned doctoral or terminal degrees. Sixty-six percent of the full-time faculty is female and 34% is male.

Campus and Facilities • Meredith College is located in Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city. Meredith students are part of the more than 108,000 college students who reside in the Research Triangle Park area, the country’s premiere research and development hub. • Meredith’s 225-acre campus includes a 1,200-seat amphitheater on a lake, seven residence halls, a music library, art galleries, a research greenhouse, music practice rooms, auditoriums,a theater, concert halls, a student center, computer labs, a child care lab, a learning center, an autism lab, an astronomy observation deck, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a dance studio, lighted tennis courts, a putting green, a soccer field and two miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community.

Outcomes and alumnae satisfaction

Campus Life • Total enrollment for 2006–07 was 2,138, which included 1,989 undergraduate degree students and 149 graduate-level. One hundred and seventy eight non-degree students also took undergraduate courses.

• Meredith has over 18,000 alumnae living in all 50 states and abroad. With 31 chapters, the Alumnae Association continues to build relationships between alumnae and the College.

Academic Programs Undergraduate Degrees Offered Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) Majors and Concentrations Accounting American Civilization Art Graphic Design Studio Art Biology Environmental Science Health Science Molecular Biology Business Administration Chemistry Child Development Communication Interpersonal Communication Mass Communication Computer Information Systems Computer Science

Dance Performance and Choreography Private Studio Teaching Economics English Environmental Studies Exercise and Sports Science Health and Wellness Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising and Design Design Merchandising Foods and Nutrition French History Interior Design International Studies Mathematics Music Musical Theatre Music Performance Piano Pedagogy

Political Science Law and Justice Psychology Public History Religion Social Work Sociology Spanish Theatre Musical Theatre Theatre Performance Women’s Studies

Special Subject Areas (K-12) Art, Dance, English as a Second Language, French, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Theatre Workforce Development (7-12) Family and Consumer Sciences

Licensure Programs Birth – Kindergarten (B-K) Elementary Education (K-6) Middle Grades (6-9) Communication Skills, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies Secondary Grades (9-12) Comprehensive Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies

Pre-Professional Programs Dentistry Law Medicine Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician’s Assistant Veterinary Medicine Dual Degree Program Engineering Master’s Degree Programs Master of Business Administration Master of Education Master of Science in Nutrition

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About Raleigh, N.C.

Urban Life With an energy all its own, Raleigh blends city life with Carolina charm. A population of more than 350,000 enjoys shopping, arts and culture, and outdoor recreation—all within the city limits. And with an annual average high of 70 degrees, Raleigh buzzes with activity all year-round including springtime strolls in Cameron Village, summer concerts in the park, fall at the North Carolina State Fair and sledding in the occasional light snow. • The capital city of North Carolina with a population of more than 350,000 • Raleigh is located 150 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and 190 east of the Great Smoky Mountains • Raleigh has an annual average high of 70 degrees and low of 47 • The mean annual temperature is 59.8 • Diverse population—1/3 of Raleigh’s population is made up of minorities • Home to three state museums of art, history and natural sciences • Three hospitals within the city • Raleigh is a true college town; in addition to Meredith College, Raleigh is home to a variety of higher learning institutions: North Carolina State University, Peace College (women’s college), St. Augustine’s College, Shaw University. • NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are located within 30 minutes of Meredith’s campus

Arts And Culture There is always something to do in Raleigh, thanks to a wide variety of cultural and entertainment options. Major venues include: RBC Center; the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre; and the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, a four-theatre complex minutes from Meredith. Major performance companies are: North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Theatre, the Carolina Ballet and the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute. Major museums located in Raleigh include:

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North Carolina Museum of Art; the North Carolina Museum of History; the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; the African American Cultural Complex; and Exploris, a global learning museum. Raleigh is also home to movie theaters, music and dance clubs and a lively theatre and gallery scene.

Sports And Leisure The area offers a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, clubs and galleries in bustling neighborhoods. Professional sports teams include the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), the Carolina Mudcats (AA baseball), the Durham Bulls (AAA baseball). Raleigh has 46 miles of greenways, including two miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community, as well as 150 parks and lakes. #1 Best City for Women Entrepreneurs (Raleigh-Cary, NC)- Allbusiness.com, November 2006 #1 Best Place to Get a Job – Forbes Magazine, February 2007 #1 Hottest Job Market – Business 2.0, March 2004 #1 City with the Happiest Workers – Hudson Employment Index, March 2004 #2 Most Educated City – U.S. Census Bureau, May 2004 #2 Best Place for Business and Careers – Forbes Magazine, 2006 #4 City That Rocks – Esquire Magazine, April 2004 #4 Best Big City – Money Magazine, 2006 #4 Best City for Singles – Forbes Magazine, 2005


MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS HISTORY Meredith athletics took on a new life, with the completion of Weatherspoon Gymnasium in 1970. Weatherspoon is still the home of the basketball and volleyball teams, training facilities and athletics offices. The first full-semester golf team was launched in 1976. The volleyball and tennis teams saw their first winning seasons during the 1970s.

Meredith College students have participated in athletic events on campus for more than 100 years. Athletics at Meredith College began in 1904 with the advent of Meredith’s Athletic Association. In addition to sponsoring other student activities around campus, the athletic association began to sponsor sports in 1937. The original sports at Meredith included basketball and tennis. Meredith’s basketball program began with two teams, the Reds and the Blues. The first competitive games against other schools were held in 1904 with two games against St. Mary’s College. In the early years, Meredith athletic activities included swimming, soccer, horseback riding, tennis, baseball, basketball, golf, football and field hockey. The first events were primarily inter-class competitions. In November 1937, Meredith aligned with the Virginia Field Hockey Association and became a part of the United States Conference. The 1940s and 1950s brought some big victories for the basketball team. In 1944, Meredith’s freshman-sophomore basketball team hosted the Peace Junior College (now Peace College) team. The outcome was a victory for Meredith, and the game marked the beginning of the heated cross-town rivalry between the two Raleigh women’s colleges. In 1952, the basketball team pulled out impressive victories against the University of North Carolina and Duke. The field hockey team continued this trend in 1952 by defeating both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils.

Riding the wave of momentum built in the 1970s, Meredith athletics earned state and conference titles in the 1980s. In 1980, the golf team won the NCAIAW state championship while the tennis team took the conference title. Also in that year, the Student Government Association adopted the angel as the school’s official mascot. The golf team finished second in the AIAW Division III national tournament in 1981, making it the first bid for a Meredith athletics team to compete for a national championship. Softball was added as a varsity sport during the 1985-86 academic year. The most recent varsity sports to be added were soccer in 1993 and cross country in 2005. In recent years at Meredith, there has been an increase in the competitiveness of the athletics programs on a regional and national level in Division III. The program has had five NCAA tournament bids across three different sports since 2001 (basketball 2001, 2003; tennis 2003, 2007; and soccer 2007). During the summer of 2007 the name of the sports teams was changed to “Avenging Angels” to emphasize the prowess of Meredith athletes. The 2007-08 season marks the first year of competition in the USA South Athletic Conference. Meredith is committed to blending intercollegiate athletics with a strong academic program. Student-athletes follow the same academic requirements and standards as other students; they must maintain a good academic standing with the College, be full-time students, and follow the rules of the NCAA. The athletic program maintains the same high standards set for other departments and the same commitment to the education and personal development of student-athletes.

MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS PROGRAM THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Meredith College fully supports the Division III experience that allows the student athlete to enjoy competitive sports and other activities throughout their college years. Division III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics and academics while experiencing all aspects of college life. Division III athletics feature athletes who can receive only academic financial assistance and athletics departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the College. 

ACADEMICS Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by its athletics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference recognizes its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by naming an Academic All-Conference team. A studentathlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in each of the two semesters of a given year to be eligible. The athletics department also offers a special Athletics Director’s List that recognizes the athletes that receive a 3.5 each of the two semesters. During the 2006-07 season, 51% of Meredith’s student athletes finished with a 3.0 or higher and 25% received the Athletics Director’s award with a 3.5 or higher.

MEDICAL SERVICES In addition to the academic and fitness programs available, the athletic training staff provides excellent care for participants. The athletic training support staff consists of head athletic trainer, Sharon Malley, student athletic trainers from the University of North Carolina and on-call physicians. Some of the services and equipment provided in the Weatherspoon Gymnasium include a whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury ice and electrical stimulation. Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING The program is headed by Meredith’s Strength and Conditioning Coach David Zinn who is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioning specialist. An instructor in the Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences at Meredith, Coach Zinn assists in the development and implementation of conditioning and weight training programs for all of Meredith sports.

COMMUNITY SERVICE The student athletes at Meredith College are committed to much more than sports. Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates community service. Some of their past volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, Service Raleigh, and the USA South Athletic Conference canned food drive.


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