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2013 tennis Roster Name



Hometown / High School

Shruti Bajpai



Cary, N.C. / Panther Creek

Taylor Brennan



Wilmington, N.C. / Cape Fear Academy

Hallie Corbett



Merry Hill, N.C. / Lawrence Academy

Betty Edwards



Jackson, N.C. / Northeast Academy

Caroline Hunt



Rocky Mount, N.C. / Saint Mary’s

Mollie Musgrave



Goldsboro, N.C. / Eastern Wayne

Mary Lawrence Newton



Raeford, N.C. / Jack Britt

Becky O’Brien



Cary, N.C. / Cary

Puja Patel



Snowhill, N.C. / Laurel Springs

Mack Thompson



Goldsboro, N.C. / Wayne Country Day

Head Coach: Paul Huch Assistant Coach: Katie Miller

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 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

infield improvements have stepped up the playing conditions to

tennis 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 paul huch - Head coach Meredith Record (Years).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–18 (3) 2011 Record.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–5 (8–1 USA South) Home Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meredith College Tennis Complex Alma Mater/Year. . . . . .. . . . . . . . University of St. Thomas (MN)/1992


Katie miller assistant coach Katie Miller joined Meredith College as

Phone.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760–8804

the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach in

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January 2013.

Paul Huch enters his fourth season

Miller graduated from Kutztown

as the head women’s tennis coach at

University in Pennsylvania with a dual

Meredith College. He led Meredith to

degree in Early Childhood Develop-

a No. 1 seed in the 2012 USA South

ment and Elementary Education. She received honors in academics

Conference Tournament after two con-

and played no. 3 singles for the Golden Bears. Before suffering a

secutive seasons with a second-place

career-ending injury, Miller held a winning record for the Division II

regular season finish. In each of his


first three seasons with the Avenging Angels, Meredith completed the season as runner-up in the league tournament. With Huch at the helm, standout player Puja Patel garnered USA South Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Year honors in 2011 and league Player of the Year accolades in 2011 and 2012. In addition, four Meredith players earned first team all-conference honors with four more claiming second and third team all-conference awards during his three-year tenure. Huch came to Meredith after completing eight seasons as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Connecticut College in New London. Huch guided the Camels women’s tennis team to a 40-29 (.580) record between 2006-2009 as a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), the top Division III conference in the country featuring four teams in the top 17, including 2009 National Champion Williams College. Under Huch’s direction, the CC women’s teams were nationally ranked in the ITA National Poll from 2004-2007. In 2005, Huch led the Camel women to a 10-7 mark and garnered NESCAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year honors. He guided Connecticut to an 11-5 mark in 2004, matching the highest win-total in the history of the program. The Camels climbed to #24 in the ITA Division III Poll. Huch’s men’s program finished 8-8 in 2007, doubling their win total from the previous season and posting the best record for the program since 2000. Prior to his arrival in Connecticut, Huch directed the Macalester College women’s tennis program in St. Paul, Minnesota. During his two-year tenure, the 1999 squad posted the best record in school history. Since 2010, Huch serves as the Head Pro at Weekapaug Tennis Club in Westerly, Rhode Island, during the summer months. Huch is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul,

Prior to attending KU, Miller played two seasons at the no. 1 spot at NCAA Division III Albright College. She earned the Lions’ Most Valuable Player honor as a freshman and sophomore and served as team captain. Miller coached alongside of her father at Fleetwood High School in Pennsylvania, her alma mater. She was the first Fleetwood Tiger to qualify for the girls’ tennis district and state tournaments, and advanced in both singles and doubles play. Miller moved to North Carolina in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree at UNC Chapel Hill in Education and Business. She also serves as a pre-kindergarten teacher at The Grove School in Cary. Along with teaching, Miller coaches private individual and group lessons throughout the Cary-Morrisville-Raleigh area and works at Omega Sports in Morrisville.



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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, Ga., and Huntingdon College of Montgomery, Ala., 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 website. The schedule for athletics events can be found on Meredith’s official athletics website at Follow the Avenging Angels on Meredith’s official athletics website

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 Website .......................

Mailing Address... 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, N.C. 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 add-

competitive games

ed 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 compet-

early years, Meredith athletic activities included swimming, soccer,

itiveness of the athletics programs on a regional and national level in

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 1944, Meredith’s freshman-sophomore basketball team defeat-

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

ed the team from what is now William Peace University, marking

year of competition in the

the beginning of a cross-town rivalry between the two Raleigh

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 of

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

Cary Orthopaedic 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

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

Science 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 more than 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 Duke 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.

2013 Tennis Schedule Date Opponent Time

Date Opponent Time

Feb. 6


3 p.m.

Mar. 17

at Averett * 12 p.m.

Feb. 10


1 p.m.

Mar. 20

at William Peace * 3 p.m.

Feb. 23

Roanoke 2 p.m.

Mar. 21

N.C. Wesleyan * 3 p.m.

Feb. 24

Sweet Briar

2:30 p.m.

Mar. 23

Methodist * 1 p.m.

Mar. 4

vs. Wartburg @ Orlando, Fla.

2:30 p.m.

Mar. 24

Greensboro * 1 p.m.

Mar. 5

vs. Grand Valley St. @ Orlando, Fla.

10 a.m.

Mar. 26

Chris. Newport * 1 p.m.

Mar. 5

vs. Coe @ Orlando, Fla.

5:30 p.m.

Mar. 29

at Ferrum * 2 p.m.

Mar. 7

vs. Simpson @ Orlando, Fla.

2 p.m.

Mar. 30

at Maryville (Tenn.) *

Mar. 16

at Mary Baldwin * 12 p.m.

Apr. 6

Piedmont * 1 p.m.

vs. Southern Va. @ Staunton, Va. 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 7

LaGrange * 12 p.m.

* - Conference Game Home Games in bold

11 a.m.

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

3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-5298


2012-13 Meredith College Tennis Media Guide  

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