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Meredith College Quick Facts General Information Location: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......... Raleigh, N.C.

Contents

Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................. 1891

IFC History of Meredith Athletics

Enrollment: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................. 2,039

1 Table of Contents and Quick Facts

Nickname: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... Avenging Angels Colors: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cardinal, Black and White

2 2008 Season Preview/Roster

Affiliation:.. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... NCAA Division III

3 2007 Season Review

Conference: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USA South Athletic Conference President: .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... Maureen Hartford

4 Coaching Staff/Previous Records

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

5 Player Profiles

Assistant Athletics Director SWA: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Weaver (Virginia/2001) Faculty Athletics Representative: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......... Michael Novak

7 Schedule and Opponents

Department Assistant: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......... Dawn Granger

8 USA South/Media Coverage

Athletics Department Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...... (919) 760-8205 Athletics Web Site: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.meredith.edu/athletics Mailing Address: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607 Sports Information Director (SID)/Assistant Athletics Director: ................... ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Jarvis (Virginia Tech/1994) SID Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...... (919) 760-8811

9 Facilities 10 About Meredith College 12 About Raleigh, N.C. IBC The Meredith Athletics Experience

SID Email:.. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jarvisgr@meredith.edu

Volleyball Head Coach.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......... Fiona Barkley Alma Mater/Year.. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............. Elon/1999

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Phone.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...... (919) 760-2374

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E-Mail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . barkleyf@meredith.edu

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Meredith record (Years).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............... 7-24 (1) Assistant Coach.. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ Liz Richardson Setters Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............ Mary Byrne 2007 Record.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... 7-24 Field.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weatherspoon Gymnasium

Sports Information Director Greg Jarvis; Editorial Assistance: Melyssa Allen, Karen T. Dunton, Gaye Hill, Kristi EavesMcLennan; Layout and Design: Vanessa F. Harris, Mary Rose; Photography: Greg Jarvis, David Timberlake, Megan Morr, Jon Gardiner and Meredith College Archives

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2008 Volleyball Season Preview In 2008, the Avenging Angels volleyball team looks to build off their first year as a member of the USA South conference. “We gained a lot of great knowledge of other conference schools last year. We are working hard this year to capitalize on our strengths to make us more competitive with conference schools,” said Coach Fiona Barkley.  “Between the strength of our seasoned returners and the athleticism of our new players, we will have more depth as a complete program.”  The Meredith College volleyball team is expecting great things from its seven veteran players.  In 2007, junior outside hitter Morgan White received USA South, team, and North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) honors, slating a .227 hitting percentage with a total of 350 kills. The Avenging Angels will rely on her dynamic presence on the outside again this year. Along with White, the 2008 season will offer another opportunity for great things from senior setter Laura Sayabouth, who led the team in 2007 with 948 assists gaining her USA South, team and NCCSIA honors. Senior Sara Elliot, the team’s 2007 MVP, will be relied upon for her skills on both offense and defense. Elliot returns after a season with a total of 314 digs and 208 kills. Her court presence and leadership will help carry the Angels. Senior Kayla Carter was third on the team in digs in 2007 with 243. The returning crew also includes sophomore Mallory Booker who was a key outsider hitter in 2007, and junior middle blockers Lesley Bass and Ashleigh VanDriesen. Freshman MaryBeth Finegan and Emily Anderson look to see consistent playing time on defense and to add depth to the roster.  “This class brings with it more high level experience than any class in the past,” said Coach Barkley. “All four freshmen have played club volleyball with experience at regional and national tournaments. This group has competed against some of the top talent in the nation, including other 2008 graduates that have gone on to play for elite DI programs.”

2008 volleyball Roster

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No. Name Yr

Pos Ht Hometown/ High School

1

Laura Sayabouth*

SR

S

5'4"

Cary, N.C./ Cary

2

MaryBeth Finegan

FR

DS

5'7"

Chapel Hill, N.C./ East Chapel Hill

4

Kayla Carter*

SR

DS

5'5"

Cary, N.C./ Athens Drive

5

Morgan White

JR

OH

5'11"

Raleigh, N.C./ Friendship Christian

6

Lesley Bass

JR

MB

5'9"

Clinton, N.C./ Union

7

Sara Elliott*

SR

OH

5'8"

Edenton, N.C./ John A. Holmes

8

Emily Anderson

FR

DS

5'1"

Wilmington, N.C./ Hoggard

9

Ashleigh VanDriesen

JR

MB

6'1"

Currituck, N.C./ Currituck County

10

Rebecca Yow

FR

S

5'7"

Asheboro, N.C./ Asheboro

11

Mallory Booker

SO

OH

5'9"

Elon, N.C./ Western Alamance

* Team captains


2007 Volleyball Season review The Meredith College volleyball team finished the 2007 season strong winning three out of their last five games. The Avenging Angels compiled eight total wins and five conference wins including two over cross town rival Peace College. Senior Lindsey McEvoy provided the defense with 108 total blocks while also adding 232 kills. Morgan White led the way in kills with 350 for the season. Laura Sayabouth was the assist leader with 948 while also leading with 58 service aces.  Meredith College entered the USA South volleyball tournament as the eight seed. Meredith was sent to Christopher Newport to take on Peace College, in the first round. Meredith defeated Peace 30-23, 30-20, 30-25. Meredith moved on to play Christopher Newport in the USA South tournament quarterfinals. The Avenging Angels lost the match 3-0, finishing their run in the tournament. “I am very proud of the team’s continued effort and

2007-08 Award Winners

focus throughout the season. We have a great base to

Team Awards

build off for future years and we are looking forward to

Dean Burris Coach’s Award: Laura Sayabouth

this spring as a great growth and learning time. We are

Most Valuable Player: Sara Elliott

also excited about the addition of some strong freshmen

USA South Awards

in 2008,” said Head Coach Fiona Barkley.

USA South All Conference (Honorable Mention): Morgan White USA South All Conference (All-Sportsmanship Team): Laura Sayabouth

Meredith’s Morgan White was named to honorable mention on the USA South athletic conference team. Laura

Other Awards

Sayabouth was named to the All-Sportsmanship team.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA): Second Team, Laura Sayabouth

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA): Second Team, Morgan White

2007 Statistics No. Name GP K K/G

E

TA

12

Younger, Codie (L)

6

1

0.17

0

1

1.000

1

0

0

0

0

10

Smith, Sally (L)

4

6

1.50

1

17

.294

3

0

0

0

0

8

McEvoy, Lindsey (L)

112

232

2.07

75

538

.292

5

50

58

108

9

5

White, Morgan (R)

107

350

3.27

123

1000

.227

18

7

27

34

4

2

Hockaday, Jordan (L)

25

27

1.08

12

71

.211

1

1

3

4

1

9

Van Driesen, Ashley (R)

30

28

0.93

14

78

.179

2

1

9

10

5

6

Bass, Lesley (R)

107

117

1.09

85

417

.077

10

14

41

55

7

1

Sayabouth, Laura (R)

114

45

.039

29

238

.067

948

7

18

25

3

11

Booker, Mallory (R)

108

170

1.57

156

649

.022

22

6

25

31

7

4

Carter, Kayla (R)

110

11

0.10

20

76

-.118

9

0

0

0

0

Meredith

114

1196

10.49

682

3915

.131

1051

90

200

190

48

PCT A BS BA

Tot BE

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Coaching Staff and Previous Records Fiona Barkley enters her

Liz Richardson enters her

second year as head coach of the

first year as assistant coach of the Meredith College Volleyball team. The Rocky Mount, N.C., native will serve on the staff of Coach Fiona Barkley.

Meredith College volleyball team. In 2007, she led a young team to their first USA South tournament win, defeating Peace College in straight sets. Formerly an assistant coach at NC State University from 2004-2005, Barkley trained defensive systems and serving strategy while assisting with all aspects of this ACC team. In addition, Barkley coordinated team travel, support staff, special events, video scouting systems and summer camps. Barkley’s college coaching career also includes time as assistant coach at Lynn University and recruiting coordinator at her alma mater, Elon University. At Elon, she signed recruits who went on to earn team and conference honors. She finished up her time at Elon in 2003 as interim head coach. In 1998, Barkley began coaching club volleyball for Piedmont Volleyball Club and later went on to work for Cobb-Atlanta Volleyball Club in Atlanta, Ga. Barkley has become IMPACT certified and has continued to work summer volleyball camps with such programs as UNC, NC State, Duke, Elon, Furman and Emory. As a four-year collegiate letter winner at Elon University, Barkley was named team captain and MVP. For her performance as an outside hitter, she was named to Elon’s 1,000 Digs and 1,000 Kills Club. Barkley earned a Bachelor of Science in leisure/sport management

Richardson comes to Meredith with a broad background in sports. Her collegiate career included playing volleyball and softball at Peace College. She then transferred to NC State University and served two seasons as a manager for the Wolfpack volleyball program. During her time there she aided coaches and athletic trainers with practice and game administration. In 2006, she served as an assistant coach for the junior varsity team at Millbrook High School. Other athletic experience includes working for the East Carolina University athletic ticket office, North Carolina High School Athletic Association, and the NC State equipment room in Reynolds Coliseum. Richardson also has volunteered in various areas to include the state and regional Hershey Track and Field Meets, Special Olympics and the Senior State Games. Richardson is completing her Master of Science in exercise and sport science with a concentration in sports management from East Carolina University. As a graduate assistant in the physical education program she has been teaching various PE classes including advanced volleyball. She gained her undergraduate degree from NC State University with a concentration in sports management and a minor in business administration and coaching education.

from Elon in 1999. In addition to her duties with the Meredith volleyball team, Barkley is also a recruiter for The Greer Group, Inc., an employment recruiting firm in Raleigh.

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Previous Records Year 2007 Coach Fiona Barkley - Meredith Career 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2001 1999 1998 1997 1996 Coach Kathy Mayberry - Meredith Career

W 7 7 12 8 9 18 14 12 20 21 25 14 16 169

L 24 24 15 16 21 6 14 6 9 10 10 17 10 134

Coach Barkley 1 Season Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry Mayberry 11 Seasons

Win%

0.226

0.558


Player Profiles

#1

Laura Sayabouth*

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’4” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cary, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cary

#5

Morgan White

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OH Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’11” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raleigh, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friendship Christian

#2

MaryBeth Finegan

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DS Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’7” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapel Hill, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Chapel Hill

#6

Lesley Bass

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MB Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’9” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clinton, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Union

#4

Kayla Carter*

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DS Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’5” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cary, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Athens Drive

#7

Sara Elliott*

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OH Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’8” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edenton, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John A. Holmes

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Player Profiles

#8

Emily Anderson

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DS Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’1” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoggard

#11

#9

Ashleigh VanDriesen

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MB Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6’1” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Currituck, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Currituck County

#10

Rebecca Yow

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’7” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asheboro, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asheboro

Mallory Booker

Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophomore Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OH Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’9” Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elon, N.C. High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Alamance

* team tri-captains

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USA South Athletic Conference Members AVERETT UNIVERSITY

MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE

Location – Danville, Va.

Location – Staunton, Va.

Enrollment – 900 (Co-Ed)

Enrollment – 806 (Women’s)

Nickname – Cougars

Nickname – Fighting Squirrels

Colors – Blue and Gold

Colors – Yellow, White and Green

Conference – USA South

Conference – USA South

2007 Record (Conference) – 25-14 (14-4)

2007 Record (Conference) – 8-27 (5-13)

Head Coach – Danny Miller (Averett ’91)

Head Coach – Paul Yee (Milwaukee

School of Engineering ’06)

Record at School – 345-151 (13)

Sports Information Director –

Drew Wilson

Sports Information Director – Paul Yee

Sports Info Phone – (434) 791-5621

Date Aug. 29 Fri. 29 Fri. 30 Sat. 30 Sat. Sept. 5 Fri. 5 Fri. 6 Sat. 6 Sat. 10 Wed. 13 Sat. 13 Sat. 16 Tues. 20 Sat. 20 Sat. 21 Sun. 21 Sun. 24 Wed. 27 Sat. 27 Sat. 30 Tues. Oct. 3 Fri. 3 Fri. 7 Tues. 15 Wed. 18 Sat. 18 Sat. 18 Sat. 21 Tues. 25 Sat. 25 Sat. 28 Tues. Nov. 1 Sat. 1 Sat. 4 Tues. 7 Fri. 8 Sat.

Record at School – 8-27 (1) Sports Info Phone – (540) 887-7153

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT

MEREDITH COLLEGE

Location – Newport News, Va.

Location – Raleigh, N.C.

Enrollment – 4,700 (Co-Ed)

Enrollment – 2,289 (Women’s)

Nickname – Captains

Nickname – Avenging Angels

Colors – Royal Blue and Silver

Colors – Cardinal, Black and White

Conference – USA South

Conference – USA South

2007 Record (Conference) – 33-7 (18-0)

2007 Record (Conference) – 8-15 (4-14)

Head Coach – Lindsay Birch (CNU ’02)

Head Coach – Fiona Barkley (Elon, ’99)

Record at School – 168-58 (6)

Schedule

Record at School – 8-25 (1)

Sports Information Director –

Sports Information Director – Greg Jarvis

Francis Tommasino

Sports Info Phone – (757) 594-7884

Sports Info Phone – (919) 760-8811

METHODIST UNIVERSITY FERRUM COLLEGE

Location – Fayetteville, N.C.

Location – Ferrum, Va.

Enrollment – 2,200 (Co-Ed)

Enrollment – 1,200 (Co-Ed)

Nickname – Monarchs

Nickname – Panthers

Colors – Green and Gold

Colors – Black and Gold

Conference – USA South

Conference – USA South

2007 Record (Conference) – 16-16 (9-9)

2007 Record (Conference) – 16-17 (10-8)

Head Coach – Eddie Matthews (North

Head Coach – Nancy Howlett (Emory &

Carolina ’93)

Henry ’85)

Sports Information Director – Kirbie Britt

Record at School – 41-56 (3)

Sports Information Director –

Gary Holden

Sports Info Phone – (540) 366-4306

Record at School – 95-134 (7) Sports Info Phone – (910) 630-7172

Opponent

* USA South Conference Game % Emory & Henry Tournament $ Roanoke College Tournament # Virginia Intermont Tournament

N.C. WESLEYAN COLLEGE Location – Rocky Mount, N.C.

Time

vs. Milligan % 6:15 p.m. vs. UVA-Wise % 8:30 p.m. vs. Emory & Henry % 11:30 a.m. vs. Bridgewater % 1:45 p.m. vs. Randolph $ 2 p.m. vs. Roanoke $ 6 p.m. vs. Emory & Henry $ 10 a.m. vs. Sweet Briar $ 2 p.m. vs. Cape Fear C.C. 7 p.m. vs. Va. Wesleyan @ Guilford 2 p.m. @ Guilford 4 p.m. vs. N.C. Wesleyan * 7 p.m. W vs. Chris. Newport @ Peace * 2 p.m. vs. Ferrum @ Peace * 4 p.m. @ Mary Baldwin * 12 p.m. vs. Averett @ Mary Baldwin * 2 p.m. vs. Methodist * 7 p.m. W vs. Shenandoah @ G’boro * 12 p.m. @ Greensboro * 2 p.m. @ Peace * 7 p.m. vs. Mary Baldwin @ Averett * 5:30 p.m. @ Averett * 7:30 p.m. @ Roanoke 7 p.m. @ N.C. Wesleyan * 7 p.m. vs. Tusculum # 1 p.m. vs. Milligan # 3 p.m. vs. Virginia Intermont # 7 p.m. @ Methodist * 7 p.m. vs. Chris. Newport * 12 p.m. vs. Ferrum * 6 p.m. W vs. Peace * 7 p.m. W vs. Shenandoah * 12 p.m. W vs. Greensboro * 4 p.m. W USA South Quarterfinals TBA USA South Semifinals TBA USA South Finals TBA Home Games in bold. Schedule is subject to change. Visit www.meredith.edu/athletics for up-to-date information.

GREENSBORO COLLEGE

Enrollment – 2,000 (Co-Ed)

Location – Greensboro, N.C.

Nickname – Battling Bishops

Enrollment – 1,300 (Co-Ed)

Colors – Navy Blue and Vegas Gold

Nickname – The Pride

Conference – USA South

PEACE COLLEGE

SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY

Colors – Green, White and Silver

2007 Record (Conference) – 21-14

Location – Raleigh, N.C.

Location – Winchester, Va.

Conference – USA South

(11-7)

Enrollment – 650 (Women’s)

Enrollment – 3,300 (Co-Ed)

Head Coach – Robin Pietryk

Nickname – Pacers

Nickname – Hornets

(Bethany ’90)

Colors – Green and White

Colors – Red and Blue

boro ’80)

Conference – USA South

Conference – USA South

Sports Information Director –

2007 Record (Conference) – 10-25

2007 Record (Conference) – 10-23 (1-17)

Sports Information Director – Bob Lowe

Rikki C. Rich

(3-15)

Head Coach – Sarah Pelster (Missouri

Sports Info Phone –

Sports Info Phone – (252) 985-5271

Head Coach – Beverly Lineberger

Western ’81)

(336) 272-7102 x279

(NC State ’95)

Sports Information Director – Scott Musa

2007 Record (Conference) – 23-16 (15-3) Head Coach – Jean Lojko (UNC-GreensRecord at School – 568-351 (26)

Record at School – 119-138 (7)

W Web cast on Meredith athletics web site

Record at School – 10-25 (1)

Sports Information Director –

Wendy Jones

Sports Info Phone – (919) 508-2331

Record at School – 61-98 (5) Sports Info Phone – (540) 665-5417

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MA

New York

CT

Michigan

RI

USA SouthPennsylvania Athletic Conference NJ MD

Ohio

ana

Delaware

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.

West Virginia

Virginia

www.meredith.edu/athletics Follow the Avenging Angels on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.meredith.edu/athletics throughout the 2008-09 season. The site features game notes, schedules, rosters, player and coaches’

North Carolina

see

bios, game recaps and special news related to the program.

Broadcasting Information The 2008-09 sports season will feature at least 32 Meredith

South Carolina

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.

bama

Georgia

Florida

Meredith’s athletics broadcasting team is made up of (left to right) faculty member Dan Fountain, student Amanda Bitler, faculty member Michael Novak, and faculty member Gregory Vitarbo (not shown).

2007 USA South Women’s Volleyball Standings

Overall Record

The USA South Athletic Conference is home to 11 institu-

Chris. Newport

18-0

33-7

tions, five in Virginia, five in North Carolina and one in

Greensboro

15-3

23-16

Tennessee. The conference consists of Averett University,

Averett

14-4

25-14

N.C. Wesleyan

11-7

21-14

Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Peace College, Shenandoah University, Methodist University, Mary Baldwin College, Meredith College and

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Conference Record

Ferrum

10-8

16-17

Methodist

9-9

16-16

Mary Baldwin

5-13

8-27

North Carolina Wesleyan College. The Tennessee institution,

Meredith

4-14

8-25

Maryville College, entered the conference in 2005 as

Peace

3-15

10-25

a football-only member.

Shenandoah

1-17

10-23

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Athletic Facilities

Basketball

Softball

Weatherspoon Gymnasium

Meredith Softball Complex

The Weatherspoon Gymnasium is home to the Meredith College

The softball complex has undergone several renovations in the last year.

basketball team. The facility provides up close seating for over 500

The addition of irrigation to the Bermuda field and infield improvements

spectators. The complex also includes locker rooms, athletics offices,

have stepped up the playing conditions to make it one of the best fields

a training room, a fitness center, a 5,000 square-foot dance studio

in the area. New dugouts and a press box have been planned for the future

and a six-lane, indoor swimming pool. The basketball team shares the

to increase comfort for the players and enhance the game atmosphere.

court with the volleyball team.

Tennis Cross Country

Meredith Tennis Complex

Meredith College Campus

The home of the Meredith tennis program includes six lighted tennis

The Cross Country team has plenty of room to run on the College’s

courts with windscreen. Over the summer of 2007, the courts were

225-acre campus. The sprawling campus and the Reedy Creek

resurfaced with a new color scheme - a “US Open Blue” inner court

Greenway provide a challenging place to train and hold meets.

surrounded by a green outer court. This new color scheme will help to

Meredith also hosts contests at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

heighten the visibility of the ball for players and fans.

Soccer

Volleyball

New Complex under construction – 2008 games held at

Weatherspoon Gymnasium

Wake Med Soccer Park and WRAL Soccer Center

The Weatherspoon Gymnasium is home to the Meredith College volleyball

Meredith has played previous seasons on one of the best Bermuda

team. The volleyball team has full use of the facility during their season

surfaces in the South. Beginning in the 2009 season, the soccer

and the ability to set up two courts for special tournaments. The complex

team is slated to play in a new facility located on campus, which will

also includes locker rooms, athletics offices, a training room, a fitness

improve the playing environment even further.

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. 2008 meredith avenging angels Volleyball

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About Meredith College

Academics and Special Programs • Meredith offers 45+ 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 Arts in Teaching; Master of Education; 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 campus-wide 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

Academic Programs Undergraduate Degrees Offered Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor (B.S.W.)

of of of of

Arts (B.A.) Music (B.M.) Science (B.S.) Social Work

• The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is approximately 10:1. Social Work Sociology Spanish Theatre Musical Theatre Theatre Performance Women’s Studies

• There are 140 full-time and 120 part-time teaching faculty members and 90% of full-time professors have earned doctoral or terminal degrees. Sixty-nne percent of the full-time faculty is female and 31% is male.

Campus and Facilities • Meredith College is located in Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city.

Majors and Concentrations Accounting Art Graphic Design Studio Art 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

The average class size is 16.

Licensure Programs

Meredith students are part of the more than 108,000 college

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 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

students who reside in the Research Triangle Park area, the

Pre-Professional Programs

Outcomes and alumnae satisfaction

Dentistry Law Medicine Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician’s Assistant Veterinary Medicine

country’s premier 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.

Campus Life • Total enrollment for 2007–08 was 2,202, which included 2,039 undergraduate degree students and 163 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 30 chapters, the Alumnae Association continues to build relationships between alumnae and the College.

Dual Degree Program Engineering

Master’s Degree Programs Master of Business Administration Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Education Master of Science in Nutrition

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About Raleigh, N.C.

Urban Life

the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, a four-theatre

With an energy all its own, Raleigh blends city life with Carolina

complex minutes from Meredith. Major performance companies are:

charm. A population of more than 350,000 enjoys shopping, arts and

North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Theatre, the Carolina

culture, and outdoor recreation—all within the city limits. And with

Ballet and the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute. Major museums located

an annual average high of 70 degrees, Raleigh buzzes with activity all

in Raleigh include: North Carolina Museum of Art; the North Carolina

year-round including springtime strolls in Cameron Village, summer

Museum of History; the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences;

concerts in the park, fall at the North Carolina State Fair and sledding

the African American Cultural Complex; and Marbles, an interactive

in the occasional light snow.

children’s museum. Raleigh is also home to movie theaters, music and dance clubs and a lively theatre and gallery scene.

• The capital city of North Carolina with a population of more than 350,000

Sports And Leisure

• Raleigh is located 150 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and

The area offers a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, clubs and

190 east of the Great Smoky Mountains

galleries in bustling neighborhoods. Professional sports teams include

• Raleigh has an annual average high of 70 degrees and low of 47

the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), the Carolina Mudcats (AA baseball),

• The mean annual temperature is 59.8

the Durham Bulls (AAA baseball) and the Carolina Railhawks (USL-1

• Diverse population—1/3 of Raleigh’s population is made up

soccer). Raleigh has more than 50 miles of greenways, including two

of minorities

miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community, as well

• Home to three state museums of art, history and natural sciences

as 150 parks and lakes.

• Three hospitals within the city • Raleigh is a true college town; in addition to Meredith College,

#1 Best City for Women Entrepreneurs (Raleigh-Cary, NC)-

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

Allbusiness.com, November 2006

#1 Best Place to Get a Job – “Forbes” Magazine, February 2007 #1 Hottest Job Market – Business 2.0, March 2004 #2 Most Educated City – U.S. Census Bureau, May 2004 #2 Best Place for Business and Careers – Forbes Magazine, 2006

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; Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek; and

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#4 Best places to Live – “Money” Magazine, 2006 #4 City That Rocks – “Esquire” Magazine, April 2004 #6 Best City for Singles – “Forbes” Magazine, 2006


Meredith College Athletics History Meredith athletics took on a new life with the completion of Weatherspoon Gymnasium in 1970. Weatherspoon is still the home

Meredith College Athletics Program THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE

Meredith athletics teams

MEDICAL SERVICES

In addition to the academic and fitness

participate in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic

programs available, the athletic training staff provides excellent

Association. Meredith College fully supports the Division III

care for participants. The athletic training support staff consists of

experience that allows the student athlete to enjoy competitive

head athletic trainer, Sharon Malley, student athletic trainers from

sports and other activities throughout their college years. Division

the University of North Carolina and on-call physicians. Some of the

III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to become

services and equipment provided in the Weatherspoon Gymnasium

Riding the wave of momentum built in the 1970s, Meredith athletics

well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics and

include a whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury ice and

earned state and conference titles in the 1980s. In 1980, the golf

academics while experiencing all aspects of college life. Division III

electrical stimulation. Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Athletic Training Program.

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.

team won the NCAIAW state championship while the tennis team

athletics feature athletes who can receive only academic financial

Meredith College students have participated in athletic events on

took the conference title. Also in that year, the Student Government

assistance and athletics departments that are staffed and funded

campus for more than 100 years. Athletics at Meredith College began

Association adopted the angel

like any other department in the College.

in 1904 with the advent of Meredith’s Athletic Association. In addition

as the school’s official mascot.

to sponsoring other student activities around campus, the athletic

The golf team finished second

ACADEMICS

association began to sponsor sports in 1937. The original sports

in the AIAW Division III national

is exemplified by its athletics teams. Each year, the USA South

An instructor in the Department of Health, Exercise & Sports

at Meredith included basketball and tennis. Meredith’s basketball

tournament in 1981, making

Athletic Conference recognizes its student-athletes’ hard work in the

Sciences at Meredith, Coach Zinn assists in the development and

program began with two teams, the Reds and the Blues. The first

it the first bid for a Meredith

competitive games against other schools were held in 1904 with two

classroom by naming an Academic All-Conference team. A student-

implementation of conditioning and weight training programs for all

athletics team to compete for a

games against St. Mary’s College.

athlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in each of the two semesters

of Meredith sports.

national championship. Softball

of a given year to be eligible. The athletics department also offers

was added as a varsity sport during

a special Athletics Director’s List that recognizes the athletes that

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

COMMUNITY SERVICE

receive a 3.5 each of the two semesters. During the 2007-08 season,

College are committed to much more than sports. Members from

48.7% of Meredith’s student athletes finished with a 3.0 or higher

each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee

and 20% received the Athletics Director’s award with a 3.5 or higher.

that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates

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.

were soccer in 1993 and cross country in 2005.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

The program is headed

by Meredith’s Strength and Conditioning Coach David Zinn who Meredith College’s commitment to academics

is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioning specialist.

The student athletes at Meredith

In November 1937, Meredith

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

aligned with the Virginia Field

competitiveness of the athletics programs on a regional and national

community service. Some of their past volunteer work includes

Hockey Association and

level in Division III. The program has had five NCAA tournament

Special Olympics of Wake County, Habitat for Humanity, Service

became a part of the United

bids across three different sports since 2001 (basketball 2001,

Raleigh, and the USA South Athletic Conference’s Cans Across the

States Conference.

2003; tennis 2003, 2007; and soccer 2007). During the summer

Conference and Pennies for a Purpose.

The 1940s and 1950s brought some big victories for the basketball team. In 1944, Meredith’s freshmansophomore basketball team hosted the Peace Junior

of 2007 the name of the sports teams was changed to “Avenging Angels” to emphasize the prowess of Meredith athletes. The 2007-08 season marked the first year of competition in the USA South Athletic Conference.

College (now Peace College) team. The outcome was a victory for

Meredith is committed to blending

Meredith, and the game marked the beginning of the heated cross-

intercollegiate athletics with a strong academic

town rivalry between the two Raleigh women’s colleges. In 1952, the

program. Student-athletes follow the same

basketball team pulled out impressive victories against the University

academic requirements and standards as other

of North Carolina and Duke. The field hockey team continued this

students; they must maintain good academic

trend in 1952 by defeating both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils.

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.

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