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www.meredith.edu/athletics 07-186

INAUGURAL SEASON


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 2007 Season Preview 3 2007 Roster 4 Coaching Staff/Previous Records 5 Veteran Player Profiles 7 Schedule and Opponents 8 USA South/Media Coverage 9 About Raleigh, N.C. 10 About Meredith College 12 Facilities IBC The Meredith Athletics Experience

Volleyball Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiona Barkley Alma Mater/Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elon/1999 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-2374

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

E-mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . barkleyf@meredith.edu Meredith record (Years). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 (0) Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christie Chapman Volunteer Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Powers 2006 Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15 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 T. 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 Volleyball Season Preview “Lindsey brings great spirit and humor to the team. She’ll give us that motivation and keep us relaxed,” said Barkley. Sophomore Morgan White was second on the team with kills last season with 195. “We look to Morgan to be a dominant force for us on the outside,” said Barkley. Sara Elliot played in 101 games last season and was consistent in all statistical categories. She contributed 116 kills and was fourth in serving percentage. Kayla Carter is very team oriented and will use her leadership skills on the defensive side of the game. Ashleigh VanDriesen had 32 total blocks last season and will be the team’s go-to as a solid blocking force. The returnees on this team are focused on continuing their upward trend from last season.

Incoming Class The incoming class of players will be looked upon to add depth to this year’s team.

The 2007 Meredith College Volleyball team looks to build off of its successful past. Coach Fiona Barkley is in her first season with the Avenging Angels and looks to bring her experience to the team.

“I want to create an environment to honor the love of the game. I can sense a passion from this team, they are hungry for it,” said Barkley. Barkley believes that a strong defense is necessary to have a strong offense. “We will have a strong defense with this team because it is necessary for this conference,” said Barkley. Barkley also acknowledges the hard work of former coach Kathy Mayberry during her 11 seasons at Meredith. “Kathy did a wonderful job building up the program. I am proud to be able to take it over in this important time period of Meredith athletics,” said Barkley. The Avenging Angels look to improve upon last year’s 12-15 season.

Returning players This year seven returnees and five newcomers promise to help the team come together. Laura Sayabouth is primed to be a leader on the team. As the primary setter on the team, it is a natural fit. “She has the personality and her position allows her to be a leader on and off the court. Being a junior, she can grow with the team as a leader, and as the setter the players will look to her to lead,” said Barkley. Lindsey McEvoy, the lone senior on the team, was third on the team last season with 56 blocks.

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“This young group is eager, focused and wants to work hard. They are going to add to the success of the team,” said Barkley.

Schedule This is the first year of conference play for the Avenging Angels in the competitive USA South Athletic Conference. The team is eager to measure themselves within the conference. “Everyone is looking forward to being able to compete in the conference tournament. We are also excited about building rivalries with the other teams. It is an exciting time for Meredith athletics,” said Barkley The team starts play at the Emory and Henry Invitational on August 31 against Virginia Wesleyan. This year also marks the first time that Meredith Volleyball will be available via web casting. Six games will be broadcast beginning with the USA South home opener against Shenandoah on September 22 at noon.


2007 Volleyball Roster No.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

Ht.

Hometown/ High School

1

Laura Sayabouth *

Jr.

S

5’4”

Cary, N.C./Cary

2

Jordan Hockaday

Jr.

RS

5’11”

Sanford, N.C./Grace Christian

3

JoRevelle Murray

Fr.

S

5’6”

Murfreesboro, N.C./Ridgecroft School

4

Kayla Carter

Jr.

DS

5’4”

Cary, N.C./Athens Drive

5

Morgan White

So.

OH

5’10”

Raleigh, N.C./Friendship Christian

6

Lesley Bass

So.

MB

5’9”

Clinton, N.C./Union

7

Sara Elliott *

Jr.

OH

5’8”

Edenton, N.C./Holmes

8

Lindsey McEvoy

Sr.

MB

5’11”

Fayetteville, N.C./Fayetteville Academy

9

Ashleigh Van Driesen

So.

RS

6’0”

Currituck, N.C./Currituck County

10

Sally Smith

Fr.

MB

5’8”

Robersonville, N.C./Hobgood Academy

11

Mallory Booker

Fr.

OH

5’8”

Elon, N.C./Western Alamance

12

Codie Younger

Fr.

OH

5’8”

Nashville, N.C./Northern Nash

* Team Captains

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Coaching Staff and Previous Records Fiona Barkley

Christie Chapman Christie Chapman enters her first year as assistant coach of the Meredith College Volleyball team. The Raleigh, N.C., native will serve on the staff of Coach Fiona Barkley in her first year.

Fiona MacPherson Barkley enters her first year as head coach of the Meredith College Volleyball team. Barkley takes over a young team that went 12-15 during the 2006 season. Barkley comes to Meredith from NC State University where she served as assistant coach for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. During this time she specifically trained defensive systems and serving strategy while assisting with all aspects of an ACC team. Barkley also managed team travel, oversaw support staff, organized special events and coordinated video scouting systems. Prior to NC State, Barkley worked as an assistant coach at Division II Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. While at Lynn, she assisted in all aspects of planning and running the program. Barkley’s college coaching career started at her alma mater, Elon University, where from 2001-03 she served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She finished up her time at Elon as interim head coach. From 1998-2001, Barkley served as a club volleyball coach for Cobb-Atlanta Volleyball Club and Piedmont Volleyball Club. Barkley is IMPACT certified and continues to work at volleyball summer camps such as NC State, Duke, Elon, Furman and Emory. Barkley’s playing career at Elon University included being a four-year letter winner, team captain and MVP. As an outside hitter, she was also named to Elon’s 1,000 Digs and 1,000 Kills Club. Barkley earned her Bachelor of Science in leisure/sports management from Elon in 1999. In addition to her duties with the volleyball team, Barkley is the marketing manager for StarQuest International, a dance competition company in Apex, N.C.

Chapman comes from Cary Academy where she served as head coach of the Junior Varsity Volleyball team from 2001-06. She also coaches with Capital City Volleyball Club (CCVC). She has worked with the CCVC since 2001 serving as the coach of the Junior Olympics club, taking the team of 16-year-olds to the Baltimore National Qualifier in 2006. Chapman also served as head coach and coordinator of Summer Quest Cary Academy Volleyball Camp and has coached for summer camps at NC State, Appalachian State University, Meredith College, CCVC and Cary Academy. During her college career at Toccoa Falls College (Ga.) she was awarded best defensive player as an outside hitter. Chapman played at Raleigh’s Millbrook High School as a defensive specialist from 1991-95, taking all-conference honors and winning a state championship in 1994. She still plays for several indoor and outdoor volleyball leagues in the Raleigh area.

Previous Records Volleyball Year

W

L

Coach

2006

12

15

Mayberry

2005

8

16

Mayberry

2004

9

21

Mayberry

2003

18

6

Mayberry

2002

14

14

Mayberry

2001

12

6

Mayberry

2000

20

9

Mayberry

1999

21

10

Mayberry

1998

25

10

Mayberry

1997

14

17

Mayberry

1996

16

10

Mayberry

Coach Kathy Mayberry - Meredith Career W

L

Seasons

Winning %

169

134

11

0.558


Veteran Player Profiles

#1

#2

#3

Laura Sayabouth

JORDAN HOCKADAY

JOREVELLE MURRAY

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'4" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cary, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cary

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RS Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'11" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sanford, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Christian

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'6" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murfreesboro, N.C High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ridgecroft School

#4

#5

#6

Kayla Carter

MORGAN WHITE

Lesley bass

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DS Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'4" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cary, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Athens Drive

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophomore Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OH Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'10" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raleigh, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . Friendship Christian

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophomore Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MB Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'9" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clinton, N.C High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Union 2007 meredith avenging angels Volleyball

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Veteran Player Profiles

#7

#8

#9

SARA ELLIOTT

LINDSEY MCEVOY

ASHLEIGH VAN DRIESEN

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OH Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'8" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edenton, N.C High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MB Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'11" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fayetteville, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . Fayetteville Academy

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophomore Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RS Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6'0" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Currituck, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Currituck County

#10

#11

#12

SALLY SMITH

MALLORY BOOKER

CODIE YOUNGER

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MB Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'8" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robersonville, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hobgood Academy

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OH Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'8" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elon, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Alamance

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OH Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5'8" Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northern Nash

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Schedule and Opponents Month Aug.

Date Fri 31 Fri 31

Opponent vs. Emory & Henry + vs. Southern Virginia +

Time 6:30 PM 8:45 PM

Sept.

Sat 1 Sat 1 Fri 7 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sat 8 Tues 11 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sun 16 Wed 19 Sat 22 Sat 22 Sun 23 Sun 23 Wed 26 Sat 29 Sat 29

vs. Bluefield + vs. Randolph + vs. Piedmont # vs. Lynchburg # vs. Greensboro # vs. Guilford # @ N.C. Wesleyan* @ Christopher Newport* vs. Ferrum @ CNU* @ Chowan @ Methodist* vs. SHENANDOAH* vs. GREENSBORO* vs. MARY BALDWIN* vs. AVERETT* vs. PEACE* @ Mary Baldwin* vs. Averett @ MB*

1:15 PM 3:30 PM 2:00 PM 8:00 PM 12:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 PM - W 5:00 PM - W 12:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM - W 12:00 PM 2:30 PM

Oct. Tues 2 Sat 6 Sat 6 Tues 9 Wed 10 Wed 17 Sat 20 Sat 20 Tues 23 Sat 27 Sat 27 Tues 30

vs. CHOWAN 6:00 PM vs. Sweet Briar @ VWU 5:00 PM @ Va. Wesleyan 7:00 PM vs. N.C. WESLEYAN* 7:00 PM - W vs. ROANOKE 7:00 PM - W vs. METHODIST* 7:00 PM - W vs. Christopher Newport @ Ferrum* 3:00 PM @ Ferrum* 5:00 PM @ Peace* 7:00 PM @ Shenandoah* 12:00 PM vs. Greensboro @ SU* 2:30 PM USA South Quarterfinals TBD

Nov.

USA South Semifinals USA South Finals

Fri 2 Sat 2

TBD TBD* USA

*South Conference game W - Web cast on Meredith athletics website + Emory and Henry Invitational # Greensboro Tournament Home Games in BOLD CAPS. Schedule is subject to change. Visit www.meredith.edu/athletics for updated information.

AVERETT UNIVERSITY Location – Danville, Va. Enrollment – 900 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Cougars Colors – Blue and Gold Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 29-7 (13-1) Head Coach – Danny Miller (Averett ’91) Record at School – 320-137 Sports Information Director – Sam Ferguson Sports Information 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 Record (Conference) – 27-10 (13-1) Head Coach – Lindsay Birch (CNU ’02) Record at School – 135-51 Sports Information Director – Francis Tommasino Sports Information Phone – (757) 594-7884

FERRUM COLLEGE Location – Ferrum, Va. Enrollment – 1,000 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Panthers Colors – Black and Gold Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 17-15 (7-7) Head Coach – Nancy Castillo Howlett Record at School – 25-39 Sports Information Director – Gary Holden Sports Information Phone – (540) 366-4306 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) – 24-12 (10-4) Head Coach – Jean Lojko (UNC-Greensboro ’80) Record at School – 545-335 Sports Information Director – Bob Lowe Sports Information 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 Record (Conference) – 12-19 (3-11) Head Coach – Robin Pietryk (Bethany ’90) Record at School – 98-124 Sports Information Director – Rikki C. Rich Sports Information Phone – (252) 985-5271

MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE Location – Staunton, Va. Enrollment – 806 (Women’s) Nickname – Fighting Squirrels Colors – Yellow, White and Green Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 17-18 (N/A) Head Coach – Paul Yee Record at School – NA Sports Information Director – Donna Miller Sports Information 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 Record (Conference) – 12-15 (N/A) Head Coach – Fiona Barkley (Elon, ’99) Record at School – 0-0 Sports Information Director – Greg Jarvis Sports Information Phone – (919) 760-8811

METHODIST UNIVERSITY Location – Fayetteville, N.C. Enrollment – 2,200 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Monarchs Colors – Green and Gold Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 15-17 (6-8) Head Coach – Eddie Matthews (North Carolina ’93) Record at School –79-118 Sports Information Director – Kirbie Britt Sports Information Phone – (910) 630-7172

PEACE COLLEGE Location – Raleigh, N.C. Enrollment – 650 (Women’s) Nickname – Pacers Colors – Green and White Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 12-20 (1-13) Head Coach – Beverly Lineberger (NC State ’95) Record at School – 0-0 Sports Information Director – Wendy Jones Sports Information Phone – (919) 508-2331 SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY Location – Winchester, Va. Enrollment – 3,300 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Hornets Colors – Red and Blue Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 14-14 (3-11) Head Coach – Sarah Pelster Record at School – 43-53 Sports Information Director – Scott Musa Sports Information Phone – (540) 665-5417

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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, at 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 26 Meredith College athletics events to be broadcast live and archived on the athletics web site. 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.

Meredith’s athletics broadcasting team is made up of (left to right) faculty member Dan Fountain, student Shiara Molina, and faculty member Michael Novak.

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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 is slated to play in a new facility located on campus, which will improve the playing environment even further. 2007 meredith avenging angels Volleyball

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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. Sixtysix 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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