Competing with Integrity, Discipline, Respect and Responsibility
2012-13 Basketball Roster No. Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown / High School 5
Cary, N.C. / Holly Springs
Wilmington, N.C. / John T. Hoggard
Raleigh, N.C. / Trinity Academy
Phoenix, Ariz. / North
Princeton, N.C. / Princeton
Stafford, Va. / Mountain View
Charlotte, N.C. / Harding
Clayton, N.C. / Clayton
Brooklyn, N.Y. / Berkeley Carroll
Smithfield, N.C. / Smithfield-Selma
Prince George, Va. / Prince George
Miami, Fla. / Coral Reef Senior
Hubert, N.C. / Swansboro
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.
KEVIN WALKER Kevin Walker enters his sixth season
as a volunteer assistant basketball
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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.
USA South Athletic Conference Pennsylvania NJ
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,
LaGrange, Piedmont and Maryville Colleges join Averett University, Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Mary Baldwin College, Meredith Col-
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.
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Meredith College Quick Facts
to Wendy Jones, interim sports information director, at joneswen@
Location .. ......................................... Raleigh, N.C.
meredith.edu, (919) 760-8811.
Founded .................................................. 1891
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 goavengingangels.com.
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Colors ................................ Maroon, Black and White Affiliation.................................... NCAA Division III Conference . . .................. USA South Athletic Conference President........................................... ..... Jo Allen
at goavengingangels.com 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 ...................... goavengingangels.com Mailing Address..... 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607 SID Office Phone.............................. (919) 760-8811 SID Email. . ........................... email@example.com
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
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. Maryâ€™s (Md.)
Jan. 19 Methodist *
Nov. 24 Emory & Henry
Jan. 23 Greensboro *
at N.C. Wesleyan *
at Ferrum *
at Chris. Newport *
Jan. 31 Southern Va.
Dec. 10 Salem
at Maryville (Tenn.) *
Feb. 2 Maryville (Tenn.) *
Dec. 30 Hollins
Feb. 6 William Peace *
Jan. 4 Mary Baldwin *
at Mary Baldwin *
Jan. 5 Averett *
at Averett *
at Piedmont *
Feb. 15 Piedmont *
at LaGrange *
Feb. 16 LaGrange *
at William Peace *
* - Conference Game Home Games in bold
Schedule is subject to change. Visit www.goavengingangels.com for up-to-date information.
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Published on Dec 3, 2012