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basketball ®

Competing with Integrity, Discipline, Respect and Responsibility



Bryana Holmes


McKenzi Edwards


Kim Hinton


Raven Gregory


Brittany Baker


Laquetta Hairston


Tyler Gresham


Kristen Alford


Keyanka Bailey


Danielle Lee


Diana Owens


Rah’nika Jones


Heather Wilsey


Rebekah Cox

2012-13 Basketball Roster No. Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown / High School 5

Bryana Holmes




Cary, N.C. / Holly Springs


McKenzi Edwards




Wilmington, N.C. / John T. Hoggard


Kim Hinton




Raleigh, N.C. / Trinity Academy


Raven Gregory




Phoenix, Ariz. / North


Brittany Baker




Princeton, N.C. / Princeton


Laquetta Hairston




Stafford, Va. / Mountain View


Tyler Gresham




Charlotte, N.C. / Harding


Kristen Alford




Clayton, N.C. / Clayton


Keyanka Bailey




Brooklyn, N.Y. / Berkeley Carroll


Danielle Lee




Smithfield, N.C. / Smithfield-Selma


Diana Owens




Prince George, Va. / Prince George


Rah’nika Jones




Miami, Fla. / Coral Reef Senior


Heather Wilsey




Hubert, N.C. / Swansboro


Rebekah Cox




Warrenton, N.C. / Warren New Tech

Team Captains: Tyler Gresham, Bryana Holmes, Rah’nika Jones, Allyson Stephenson Head Coach: Melinda Campbell

Student Assistant Coach: Allyson Stephenson

Assistant Coaches: Judy Peel, Kevin Walker, Aileen Rossouw

Team Manager/Scorekeeper: Kimberly Williams

Athletic Facilities Weatherspoon Gymnasium The home to Meredith’s basketball and volleyball teams. 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.

Meredith Athletic Field and Track Complex The home to Meredith’s soccer, cross country and lacrosse teams. The complex includes a lighted competition level track, a FieldTurf artificial playing surface capable of supporting soccer and lacrosse games and a storage facility. Future phases of the project will include a grandstand, hospitality areas, support facilities, restrooms, brick arcade and locker rooms. The cross country team uses the complex as well as the College’s 225-acre campus and the Reedy Creek Greenway.

Meredith Softball Complex

Junior Kristen Alford surveys her options.

The home of Meredith softball has recently undergone several

Meredith Tennis Complex

renovations. The addition of irrigation to the Bermuda field and

The home of the Meredith tennis program includes six lighted ten-

infield improvements have stepped up the playing conditions to

nis courts. Recently, the courts were resurfaced with a new color

make it one of the best fields in the area. New dugouts have also

scheme—a “US Open Blue” inner court surrounded by a green outer

been completed to increase comfort for the players and enhance

court. This new color scheme helps to heighten the visibility of the

the game atmosphere.

ball for players and fans.

Coaching Staff

KEVIN WALKER Kevin Walker enters his sixth season

Melinda Campbell

as a volunteer assistant basketball

Meredith Record (Years).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-53 (3) 2011-12 Record. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19 (4-14 USA South) Home Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weatherspoon Gymnasium Alma Mater/Year. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gardner-Webb/1981 Phone.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8309 Email.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Melinda Campbell enters her fourth

coach at Meredith College. Walker offers the Avenging Angels both playing and coaching experience at a variety of competition levels. Most recently, he served as the assistant coach for the Neuse Baptist Church team.

year as the Meredith College head women’s basketball coach. During

While pursuing a bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University from

her tenure with the Avenging Angels,

1989-92, Walker coached for both recreational and AAU leagues. He

Campbell led Meredith to its first USA

lettered four years with the varsity program at Matoaca High School

South Conference Tournament berth

in Chesterfield, Virginia, and participated in Coach Morgan Wootten’s

with a seventh-place finish during the

basketball camp in Maryland.

2009-10 season, the highest finish for Meredith basketball since joining the conference.

JUDY PEEL Judy Peel enters her fourth year as

A member of the Meredith College faculty since 1992, Campbell

volunteer assistant basketball coach.

continues to teach full-time within the department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance. She served as the department chair

Peel competed for two seasons at the

from 2000-09 and helped to develop the Exercise and Sports Sci-

Division III level at MacMurray College

ence academic major.

in Jacksonville, Illinois. She also lettered in volleyball, softball and tennis

Campbell coached the Meredith tennis team from 1992-2000 earn-

with the Highlanders.

ing the College’s first-ever NCAA tournament bid in 2000. While head coach of the Meredith tennis program, the team reached a

Prior to joining the Meredith staff,

national ranking three times (1995, 1998, 2000) and south regional

Peel coached basketball at Illinois Col-

ranking on five occasions (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000).

lege, also in Jacksonville, and William Woods University in Missouri. She served one year as head volleyball coach at both the University

Prior to her tenure at Meredith, Campbell was the head varsity bas-

of North Carolina at Wilmington and Campbell University. In addition

ketball, volleyball and girl’s track coach in the Greater Clark County

to basketball and volleyball, Peel coached softball and tennis before

School System in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Campbell also served as a

joining the Avenging Angels.

women’s basketball graduate coaching assistant at Division I Indiana University.

Aileen Rossouw Aileen Rossouw enters her first year

Campbell was a standout student athlete at Gardner-Webb College.

with the Meredith College basketball

She was a member of the women’s basketball and volleyball teams


and earned Most Valuable Player honors in both. Auburn University recruited Rossouw Campbell holds a Ph.D. in physical education teacher education

where she played two seasons as a

from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Sci-

small forward before transferring to

ence in physical education from Indiana University and a bachelor’s

Northern Illinois University to com-

in health and physical education from Gardner-Webb.

plete her eligibility. She earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology from NIU and relocated to Raleigh to pursue a licensure in physical education at Meredith.



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USA South Athletic Conference Pennsylvania NJ





West Virginia


The USA South Athletic Conference is home to 13 institutions, five in North Carolina, four in Virginia, three in Georgia and one in Tennessee. Beginning with the 2012-13 year,

North Carolina


LaGrange, Piedmont and Maryville Colleges join Averett University, Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Mary Baldwin College, Meredith Col-

South Carolina

lege, Methodist University, North Carolina Wesleyan College and William Peace University as full members. Agnes Scott College became a competing member of the conference in



the fall of 2009 as a women’s lacrosse only member. The 2013-14 year will see the transition of Christopher Newport into a football-only member, while Covenant College of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and Huntingdon College of Montgomery, Alabama, join as full members.

Florida sports information

Media Information All inquiries about interviews, press credentials, broadcasting requests, and other related sports information areas should be sent

Meredith College Quick Facts

to Wendy Jones, interim sports information director, at joneswen@

Location .. ......................................... Raleigh, N.C., (919) 760-8811.

Founded .................................................. 1891

Broadcasting Information

Enrollment ......................................... ...... 1,947

The 2012-13 sports season will feature most Meredith College

Nickname ...................................... Avenging Angels

home athletics events to be broadcast live and archived on the athletics web site. The schedule for athletics events can be found on Meredith’s official athletics web site at Follow the Avenging Angels on Meredith’s official athletics web site

Colors ................................ Maroon, Black and White Affiliation.................................... NCAA Division III Conference . . .................. USA South Athletic Conference President........................................... ..... Jo Allen

at throughout the 2012-13 season. The site

Athletics Director.................... Jackie Myers (Elon/1978)

features game notes, schedules, rosters, player and coach bios, game

Interim Sports Information Director.................. Wendy Jones

recaps and special news related to the program.

Senior Woman Administrator/Athletic Trainer..... Sharon Malley Athletics Department Phone ................. (919) 760-8205

Athletics Web Site ...................... Mailing Address..... 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607 SID Office Phone.............................. (919) 760-8811 SID Email. . ...........................

Meredith College Athletics History Athletics at Meredith

NCAIAW state championship while the tennis team took the confer-

College began in

ence title. The golf team finished second in the AIAW Division III

1904 with the advent

national tournament in 1981, in Meredith’s first bid for a national

of Meredith’s Athletic

championship. Softball was added as a varsity sport during the

Association. The first

1985-86 academic year. The most recent varsity sports to be

competitive games

added were cross country in 2005 and lacrosse in 2012.

against other schools were held in 1904 with two games against St. Mary’s College. In the

In recent years at Meredith, there has been an increase in the com-

early years, Meredith athletic activities included swimming, soccer,

petitiveness of the athletics programs on a regional and national level

horseback riding, tennis, baseball, basketball, golf, football and field

in Division III. The program has had seven NCAA tournament bids

hockey. The first events were primarily inter-class competitions. In

across three different sports since 2001 (basketball 2001, 2003;

1937, Meredith became a part of the United States Conference.

tennis 2003, 2007, 2009; and soccer 2007, 2008). In 2007, Meredith’s athletics identity became the “Avenging Angels” to emphasize

In 1944, Meredith’s freshman-sophomore basketball team

the prowess of Meredith athletes. The 2007-08 season marked the

defeated the team from what is now Peace College, marking the

first year of competition in the

beginning of a cross-town rivalry between the two Raleigh women’s

USA South Athletic Confer-

colleges. In 1952, the basketball team and the field hockey team

ence. Meredith was the first

pulled out impressive victories against the University of North

single gender institution to

Carolina and Duke.

win a conference title with both tennis and soccer tour-

In 1970, Meredith athletics took on a new life with the completion

nament wins in 2008-09. The

of Weatherspoon Gymnasium. Volleyball and tennis saw their first

soccer team added a regular

winning seasons during the 1970s. In 1980, the golf team won the

season title in 2009.

Meredith College Athletics Program THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE

61.9% of Meredith’s student-athletes finished the year with a 3.0 or

Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National Colle-

higher GPA. Of those scholar athletes, 26.2% earned at least a 3.5 GPA,

giate Athletic Association. Meredith College fully supports the Division III

and five student-athletes were recognized with a 4.0.

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

In addition to the academic and fitness programs available, the

successfully integrate athletics and academics while experiencing all

athletic training staff provides excellent care for participants. The

aspects of college life. Student-athletes who compete at this level can

athletic training support staff consists of head athletic trainer, Sharon

receive academic and need-based financial assistance. The athletic de-

Malley, and Assistant Athletic Trainer Heidi Roach. Dr. Doug Martini

partment is staffed and funded like any other department in the College.

of Cary Orthopedic serves as the program’s team physician. In addition, Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the UNC-Chapel Hill


Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. Some of the services and

Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by its ath-

equipment provided in the Weatherspoon Gymnasium include a whirl-

letics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference recognizes

pool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury ice and electrical stimulation.

its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by naming an Academic All-Conference team. A student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in


each of the two semesters of a given year to be eligible. The Meredith

Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory

athletics program extends its commitment to academic success by rec-

Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates

ognizing student-athletes who earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA as members of

community service. Past volunteer work includes Special Olympics of Wake

the Athletics Director’s Club and those who earn a perfect 4.0 GPA with

County, Habitat for Humanity, Service Raleigh, and the USA South Athletic

the Vice-President’s Scholar-Athlete Award. During the 2011-12 season,

Conference’s Cans Across the Conference and Pennies for a Purpose.

about Meredith nis courts, a putting green, an athletic field and track complex and two miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community.

Campus Life • Total enrollment for 2012-13 is 1,947, which includes 1,665 undergraduate students and 282 graduate-level students. • Meredith sponsors juried student exhibitions, an active concert schedule, visiting artists and exhibitions featuring professional artists. • Students participate in theatre and dance performance troupes and a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. • Meredith students advance their leadership skills in programs such as the Emerging Leader Seminar Series, Officer and Advisor Train-

Academics and Special Programs • Meredith offers 32 majors. • Meredith awards Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of

ing, Sophie Lanneau Women’s Leadership Development Program and the LeaderShape® Institute.

Music; Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Business Administration;

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Master of Education; Master of Arts in Teaching; and Master of Sci-

• Tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students in 2012-13 is

ence in Nutrition degrees. • 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

$29,186, with room and board at $8,348, for a total of $37,534. Cost for part-time students is $763 per credit hour, with a graduated fee schedule. • Meredith coordinates $42.5 million in financial aid annually.

costs for students presenting their work at conferences. 48% of Meredith students participate in undergraduate research with a faculty member. • Study abroad options include faculty-led summer programs in Italy, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Iceland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. Meredith offers a semester study abroad program in Sansepolcro, Italy; students can also choose from 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 a Paralegal Program, a Pre-Health Program, a Dietetic Internship Program, and a Didactic Program in Dietetics.

Faculty • The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is approximately 12:1. The average class size is 17. • Of the 121 full-time faculty members, 93% have earned doctoral or terminal degrees. Sixty-seven percent of the full-time faculty is female and 33% is male.

Campus and Facilities • 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 ten-

about raleigh • The capital city of North Carolina has a population of nearly 400,000 • 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 • Raleigh is a true college town; in addition to Meredith, it is home to NC State University, St. Augustine’s College, Shaw University and William Peace University. NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are also located within 30 minutes of Meredith’s campus. • Area sports teams include Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), Carolina Mudcats (AA baseball), Durham Bulls (AAA baseball) and Carolina Railhawks (USL-1 soccer). • Raleigh is home to entertainment venues including the PNC Arena, Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion and the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Some recent artists: Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay and John Mayer. • Raleigh’s active arts scene is supported by the N.C. Museum of Art, which is connected to Meredith by a greenway that runs through campus. Other museums include the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

2012-13 basketball Schedule Date Opponent Time

Date Opponent Time

Nov. 20 St. Mary’s (Md.)

7 p.m.

Jan. 19 Methodist *

Nov. 24 Emory & Henry

4 p.m.

Jan. 23 Greensboro *

7 p.m.

Nov. 26

at Guilford

7 p.m.

Jan. 26

at N.C. Wesleyan *

2 p.m.

Dec. 8

at Ferrum *

2 p.m.

Jan. 27

at Chris. Newport *

2 p.m.

7 p.m.

Jan. 31 Southern Va.

7 p.m.

Dec. 10 Salem

2 p.m.

Dec. 15

at Maryville (Tenn.) *

2 p.m.

Feb. 2 Maryville (Tenn.) *

2 p.m.

Dec. 29

at Randolph

2 p.m.

Feb. 3

Ferrum *

2 p.m.

Dec. 30 Hollins

2 p.m.

Feb. 6 William Peace *

7 p.m.

Jan. 4 Mary Baldwin *

7 p.m.

Feb. 9

at Mary Baldwin *

2 p.m.

Jan. 5 Averett *

4 p.m.

Feb. 10

at Averett *

2 p.m.

Jan. 11

at Piedmont *

7 p.m.

Feb. 15 Piedmont *

7 p.m.

Jan. 12

at LaGrange *

4 p.m.

Feb. 16 LaGrange *

4 p.m.

Jan. 16

at William Peace *

7 p.m.

* - Conference Game Home Games in bold

Schedule is subject to change. Visit for up-to-date information.

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