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QUICK FACTS, TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belmont University Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn. Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1951 Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,374 Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruins Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navy, Red, and White Affiliation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I Conference: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic Sun President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Robert C. Fisher (Henderson St., 1970) Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Strickland (Georgia Southern, 1971) A.D. Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615.460.5547 HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM First D-I Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-1998 D-I Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109-135 A-Sun Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-46 A-Sun Tournament Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8 Best A-Sun Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion (2006) NCAA Tournament Appearances: . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (2006) NCAA Tournament Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 2006 -- Lost to Ole Miss 4-0 TEAM INFORMATION Letterwinners Returning/Lost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/3 Newcomers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2010-11 Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 2010-11 A-Sun Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10
WHAT’S INSIDE Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2011-12 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2011-12 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Davis Complex, Buchi Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rodrigo Amaral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rafael Matso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Remato Antun, Bruno Silva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fernando Mussolini, Henrique Norbiato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2010-11 Results/Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12 Team Honors, All-Time Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Program History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Belmont University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 University Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Athletic Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Academics and Belmont Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
COACHING STAFF Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Madrigal Tenure: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 years Coaching Record at BU: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109-135 Tennis Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615.460.6420 Best Time to Call: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mornings Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Baker Athletic Trainer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Goerlinger MEDIA RELATIONS Tennis Contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Langdon Media Relations Office Phone: . . . . . . . . 615.460.5609 Media Relations Fax Number: . . . . . . . . . 615.460.5584 E-mail Address: . . . . . . . . . . email@example.com Web Page: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.belmontbruins.com Mailing Address: Belmont Athletics Media Relations 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212
Belmont Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Nashville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Atlantic Sun Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Credits Editor: John Langdon Assistance: Dan Forcella, Kenisha Rhone, Greg Sage, Megan Wilson Photos: ASunPhotos.com, Glenn Gregory, Michael Krouskup, Don McPeak, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Belmont University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer under all applicable civil rights laws.
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2011-12 BELMONT MENâ€™S TENNIS ROSTER Name
Class Hometown (Last School)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Colegio Rogedo)
Accounting and Management
Renato Antun Rafael Matos Fernando Mussolini
5-10 JR 6-0 SR 6-1 JR
Sao Paulo, Brazil (Colegio Libre Vivere) Recife, Brazil (CEI) Sao Paulo, Brazil (Eastern Washington)
Finance and Accounting International Business Management
Henrique Norbiato Bruno Silva
6-0 JR 5-10 JR
Londrina, Brazil (Austin Peay) Goiania, Brazil (Colegio Energia)
Head Coach: Jim Madrigal - 15th season Assistant Coach: Brian Baker -- 4th season
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Management Intl. Business and Finance
2011-12 SCHEDULE 2011 Fall Schedule Event Date 9/16-17 River Forest Collegiate Invitational 9/30-10/2 UTC/Baras Fall Classic 10/14-16 Louisville Fall Invitational 10/20-23 ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship
Host River Forest Club Chattanooga Louisville Tennessee
Site River Forest, Ill. Chattanooga, Tenn. Louisville, Ky. Knoxville, Tenn.
2012 Spring Schedule Date Opponent
at Austin Peay
at Jacksonville State
at Appalachian State
at Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, Fla.
at Rollins (Fla.)
at Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Centennial Sportsplex 2:00pm
Centennial Sportsplex 10:00am
* at Mercer
* at Kennesaw State
* USC UPSTATE
Centennial Sportsplex 2:30pm
Centennial Sportsplex 10:00am
* at UNF
* at Jacksonville
Centennial Sportsplex 11:00am
Centennial Sportsplex 10:00am
at Atlantic Sun Championship
Johnson City, Tenn.
Home matches in bold and CAPS *denotes Atlantic Sun Conference matches All times Central
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FACILITIES, BUCHI SCHOLARSHIP Thomas F. Frist Centennial Sportsplex For the 2011-12 season, the Belmont tennis teams will utilize the facilities of the Dr. Thomas F. Frist Centennial Sportsplex for practices and matches.
The Centennial Sportsplex, owned and operated by Metro Parks and Recreation, opened in 1990 and includes a state-of-the-art Aquatics Center, Ice Arenas, Fitness Center, and a Tennis Center.
The tennis center includes 13 outdoor courts, four indoor courts, and eight quickstart courts. In addition to its daily use by the general public for lessons, clinics, and leagues, the center has hosted numerous USTA, collegiate, and high school events.
Ruthelia Lott Buchi Tennis Scholarship This scholarship was established on October 10, 1998 in honor of one of the matriarchs of Nashville tennis. Ruthelia Lott Buchi and the entire Lott and Buchi families have had a major impact on local tennis and have had many connections to Belmont throughout its history. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding male and female tennis player on Belmont University's tennis teams. Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Female Recipient Gerda Redmond Katie Kelsey Katie Kelsey Laura DeHaan Laura DeHaan Elizabeth Conyer Elizabeth Conyer Elizabeth Conyer Kelly Pence Tatiana Pozo Lindsay Bennett Natalia Nunes Laura Stack
Male Recipient Cal Cook Marcos Cabrera Marcos Cabrera Augusto Ricciardi Michael Moretti Felipe Lima Alex Gillott Alex Gillott Fausto Rocha Fausto Rocha Rodrigo Amaral Jonathan Murrell No award given
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ATHLETE PROFILES RODRIGO AMARAL Senior Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Colegio Rogedo) 2010-11: Named to the All-Atlantic Sun second team... Went 12-10 while playing at the #1 singles position... His 12 singles wins led the team... Posted a 7-3 conference record in singles... Finished first on the team in doubles victories with 10... Won 7 of his last 10 singles matches... Academic All-Conference. 2009-10: Went 15-12 in singles play while competing at the #1, #2, and #3 positions... Went 7-3 in conference play... Posted five doubles wins with two partners... Won Flight B-1 at the UTC/Baras Classic last October.... Earned Academic All-Conference honors. 2008-09: Earned Atlantic Sun All-Freshman honors... Posted a 23-7 singles record while playing mostly at the #4 position... His 23 singles wins set a new Belmont Division I single season record and were the most by any Belmont freshman in the Division I era... Won his flight at the North Carolina and UNC-Wilmington fall tournaments... Beat #109 Lee Singer of nationally ranked Virginia in the first dual match of the season... Teamed with Joao Paoliello for a 11 doubles wins, which ranked second on the team... Won the Baras Collegiate Classic Flight A2 Doubles title with Felipe Cirne Lima... Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors. Prior to Belmont: Competed on the junior circuit in Brazil... Was State Champion six times... Was ranked first in his age group in 2005. Personal: Majoring in both Accounting and Management... Would like a career in the sports industry... Favorite athletes are Roger Federer and Gustavo Kuerten... Hobbies include playing soccer, listening to music, and watching movies... Favorite TV show is Lost... Has one sister, Marcela... Son of Franz and Mercia Amaral... Born March 3, 1989 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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ATHLETE PROFILES RAFAEL MATOS Senior Recife, Brazil (CEI) 2010-11: Registered nine singles wins while playing at the #2 position, which was second most on the team... He also had four A-Sun singles wins... Also posted eight doubles wins, which tied him for third on the team in that category... Academic All-Conference. 2009-10: Won 13 singles matches during the year, which tied for second most on the team... Won four singles matches in conference play... Teamed with Renato Antun for 11 doubles wins, which was the most on the team... Earned Academic All-Conference honors. 2008-09: Posted a 12-10 singles record... Competed in the spring mostly at the #5 and #6 positions... Combined with Javier Rodriguez for a 7-4 doubles mark... Their seven doubles wins ranked third on the team... Earned Academic All-Conference honors. Prior to Belmont: Competed on the juniors circuit in Brazil... Ranked as high as #10 in the Brazilian national junior rankings in 2007... Ranked number one in his state rankings in 2007 and 2008. Personal: Majoring in International Business... Favorite movies are Crash and Remember the Titans... Hobbies include watching soccer and the NBA and listening to reggae music... Favorite athletes are Pete Sampras and Michael Jordan... Has one sister, Isabela... Son of Diderot and Marcia Matos... Born February 4, 1990 in Recife, Brazil.
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ATHLETE PROFILES RENATO ANTUN Junior Sao Paulo, Brazil (Colegio Libre Vivere) 2010-11: Season cut short due to a leg injury that occurred during the fall... Academic AllConference. 2009-10: Won 13 singles matches during the season, which tied for second most on the team... Posted four singles wins in conference play... Teamed with Rafael Matos for 11 doubles wins, which was tops on the team.... Earned Academic All-Conference honors. 2008-09: Posted an 18-10 singles mark while competing mainly at the #5 and #6 positions... His 18 wins ranked fourth on the team... Went 5-4 in conference play... Teamed with Fausto Rocha for a team-high 13 doubles victories... Academic All-Conference honoree. Prior to Belmont: Competed on the juniors circuit in Brazil... State Champion twice... Reached a rank as high as second nationally in his age group. Personal: Majoring in both Finance and Accounting... Plans on a career in banking and investments... Favorite athletes include Gustavo Kuerten and Romario... Hobbies include playing soccer, listening to music, and watching movies... Favorite book is Angels and Demons... Has two siblings, Mauricio and Henrique... Son of Nelson and Ana Maria Antun... Born May 31, 1990 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
BRUNO SILVA Junior Goiania, Brazil (Colegio Energia) 2010-11: Posted seven singles wins, which ranks him third on the team in that category... Finished the season on a three-match winning streak in singles... Tied for third in doubles wins on the team with eight... Academic All-Conference. 2009-10: Posted 10 singles wins while competing at the #4 and #5 positions... Won eight doubles matches with four different partners... Earned Acadeic All-Conference honors. Prior to Belmont: Played juniors circuit in his native Brazil. Personal: Majoring in both International Business and Finance... Favorite athletes are Roger Federer and Ronaldo... Hobbies include listening to music and watching movies... Favorite foods are pasta and pizza... Favorite book is The DaVinci Code... Has two older brothers, Henrique and Andre... Son of Jose and Maria Silva... Born October 3, 1989 in Goiania, Brazil.
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ATHLETE PROFILES FERNANDO MUSSOLINI Junior Sao Paulo, Brazil (Eastern Washington) Career at Eastern Washington (2009-2011): Spent the last two seasons at Eastern Washington University… As sophomore in 2010-11, he was named first team All-Big Sky Conference after posting a 11-11 singles mark, including a 5-3 conference record… As a freshman, Mussolini went 10-11 in singles play and was named to the Big Sky All-Academic team. He was also named Big Sky Player of the Week twice during his two years at EWU… In 2010, he also became the first EWU player to beat a nationally ranked player since 1986. Personal: Majoring in Management… Son of Fernando and Maria Mussolini.... Born December 8, 1990.
HENRIQUE NORBIATO Junior Londrina, Brazil (Austin Peay) Career at Austin Peay (2009-2011): Spent the last two seasons playing for Austin Peay… Named to the All-OVC first team both seasons he played for the Govs… In two seasons in Clarksville, he led the team in singles victories (posting 21 singles wins as a sophomore and 13 as a freshman) and in doubles wins (with 20 wins in 2010-11 and 13 in 2009-10). High School: Ranked as high as No. 1187 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)… made it to the round of 16 at the 2008 Londrina Open in the ITF Juniors World Circuit… also made it to the semifinals in doubles action that same year… was ranked as high as No. 9 in Brazil. Personal: Majoring in Management... Son of Carlos and Leny Norbiato... Born July 31, 1991.
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COACHING STAFF JIM MADRIGAL Head Coach 15th Season Jim Madrigal is in his 15th season as the Bruins' head men's tennis coach. A native of Cincinnati, Madrigal has changed the fortunes of the men's tennis program at Belmont. During his tenure, the team has gone from a 0-14 record in 1998 to winning the ASun championship in 2006. During the past 10 years, Belmont has won one A-Sun title and has reached the A-Sun semifinals five times. Not only has the team's record improved since Madrigal took the coaching reins, but the quality of players he has brought in has done the same. During the same time period, nine different BU players have earned All-Atlantic Sun honors. Belmont tennis players have also been honored both nationally and internationally. Marcos Cabrera was named an Academic All-American twice in 2002 and 2003. The team has also been named an ITA All-Academic Team for the last five years and had nine players named ITA Scholar-Athletes. In 2004, former Belmont player Augusto Ricciardi, a 2003 graduate, played Davis Cup for his home country of Uruguay, becoming the first BU player to play in that prestigious international event. "Jim has done an outstanding job in developing our men's tennis program," said Mike Strickland, Belmont's Director of Athletics. "His success in recent years validates all of his hard work and I expect more success in the future."
MADRIGALâ€™S COACHING RECORD Year
In addition to his coaching duties at Belmont, Madrigal has been a professional at several clubs in the Middle Tennessee area and presently works at Centennial Sportsplex.
BRIAN BAKER Assistant Coach 4th Season Brian Baker is in his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Belmont men's tennis program. Baker, a native of Nashville, is one of the top tennis players that the Middle Tennessee area has ever produced. After winning a state prep title at Hillwood High School, Baker turned professional in 2003 and played the ATP and the USTA Pro circuits for several years. In 2004, he earned his first ATP Tour win at Memphis, his first professional title at the USTA Futures event in Tampa, and his first USTA challenger title in Denver. A career highlight was in the first round of the 2005 US Open, when Baker earned a straight sets victory over ninth-seeded Gastion Gaudio. "Brian has done a great job as our assistant coach," said Jim Madrigal, Belmont head coach. "His experience of playing tennis at the highest level is a great benefit for our squad." Brian resides in Nashville.
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2010-11 RESULTS AND STATISTICS 2010-11 BELMONT MEN’S TENNIS STATISTICS AND RESULTS Overall: 1-14 Atlantic Sun: 0-10 Home: 1-6 Away: 0-8 Neutral: 0-0 SINGLES Player Rodrigo Amaral Renato Antun Christopher Bates Felipe Cirne Lima Rafael Matos Jonathan Murrell Bruno Silva TOTALS
Overall 12-10 2-5 0-15 2-16 9-13 1-18 7-13 33-90
Dual 8-7 0-0 0-15 1-14 5-10 0-14 4-11 18-71
Tour 4-3 2-5 0-0 1-2 4-3 1-4 3-2 15-19
Conf. 7-3 0-0 0-10 0-10 4-6 0-9 2-8 13-46
Overall 1-3 0-3 2-0 1-1 7-6 0-1 8-4 2-9 21-27
Dual 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 7-6 0-1 8-4 2-9 17-21
Tour. 1-3 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-6
Conf. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-5 0-0 4-4 1-7 8-16
1 8-7 ------8-7
2 ----5-10 --5-10
3 ---1-7 --1-6 2-13
2 -0-1 ---0-0 8-4 -8-5
3 -----0-0 -2-9 2-10
4 ---0-7 --3-5 3-12
5 --0-5 --0-10 -0-15
DOUBLES Players Antun/Matos Murrell/Silva Amaral/Cirne Lima Amaral/Antun Amaral/Matos Bates/Cirne Lima Cirne Lima/Silva Bates/Murrell TOTALS
Date 9/10-12/10 9/17-18/10 11/5-7/10 2/19 2/25 2/26 3/4 3/5 3/11 3/17 3/19 3/25 3/26
Opponent Score UNC-Greensboro Fall Invitational River Forest Collegiate Invitational Porter’s Neck Open at Samford L 7-0 at Chattanooga L 7-0 XAVIER (OH) L 6-1 * KENNESAW STATE L 5-2 * MERCER L 4-2 * at ETSU L 7-0 * at FGCU L 4-3 * at Stetson L 5-2 * JACKSONVILLE L 4-1 * UNF L 6-1
Date 4/1 4/2 4/5 4/8 4/9
1 ----7-6 0-0 --7-6
Opponent * at Campbell * at USC Upstate TENNESSEE TECH WESTERN KENTUCKY * at Lipscomb
* denotes Atlantic Sun Conference match HOME MATCHES in CAPS and BOLD
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Score L 7-0 L 6-1 L 4-3 W 4-3 L 4-3
6 --0-10 --0-4 -0-14
TEAM RECORDS BELMONT SINGLES RECORDS (DIVISION I ERA) Because men’s tennis results and record are incomplete prior to 1997, all men’s tennis records are based on NCAA Division I results. If you have information or results prior to 1997, please contact John Langdon at (615) 460-5609. SEASON SINGLES VICTORIES 1. 24 Rodrigo Amaral 2. 21 Willy Sandoval 3. 20 Fausto Rocha 4. 19 Joao Paoliello 5. 18 Renato Antun Felipe Abreu Javier Rodriguez 8. 17 Felipe Abreu Felipe Lima
2008-2009 2000-2001 2008-2009 2008-2009 2008-2009 2003-2004 2004-2005 2004-2005 2004-2005
SEASON ATLANTIC SUN SINGLES VICTORIES 1. 9 Fausto Rocha 2008-2009 2. 8 Joao Paoliello 2008-2009 3. 7 Rodrigo Amaral 2010-2011 Rodrigo Amaral 2009-2010 4. 6 Javier Rodriguez 2008-2009 5. 5 Renato Antun 2008-2009 Felipe Abreu 2004-2005 Felipe Abreu 2003-2004 Felipe Lima 2004-2005 Matt Fitzpatrick 2003-2004 Willy Sandoval 2001-2002 SEASON SINGLES WINNING PERCENTAGE 1. 1.000 Felipe Lima (10-0) 2. .882 Marcos Cabrera (15-2) 3. .833 Matt Fitzpatrick (10-2) .833 Willy Sandoval (10-2) 5. .812 Augusto Ricciardi (13-3)
5. 6. 7.
50 46 43
Willy Sandoval Augusto Ricciardi Matt Fitzpatrick
1998-2002 1999-2003 2001-2004
CAREER ATLANTIC SUN SINGLES VICTORIES 1. 18 Rodrigo Amaral 2008-present Fausto Rocha 2004-2009 2. 16 Felipe Lima 2002-2006 3. 15 Felipe Abreu 2003-2007 4. 13 Javier Rodriguez 2004-2009 Alex Gillott 2003-2007 6. 11 Rodrigo Amaral 2008-present Ignacio Gesto 2004-2008 Matt Fitzpatrick 2001-2004 CAREER SINGLES WINNING PERCENTAGE 1. .754 Augusto Ricciardi (46-15) 2. .750 Marcos Cabrera (42-14) 3. .741 Matt Fitzpatrick (43-15) 4. .641 Felipe Lima (52-29) 5. .661 Rodrigo Amaral (51-30)
1999-2003 1999-2002 2001-2004 2002-2006 2008-present
CAREER ATLANTIC SUN SINGLES WINNING PERCENTAGE (min. 10 matches played) 1. .800 Felipe Lima (16-4) 2002-2006 2. .785 Matt Fitzpatrick (11-3) 2001-2004 3. .667 Augusto Ricciardi (8-4) 1999-2003 4. .642 Rodrigo Amaral (18-10) 2008-present 5. .625 Felipe Abreu (15-9) 2003-2007 6. .620 Fausto Rocha (18-11) 2004-2009
2002-2003 2000-2001 2002-2003 2001-2002 1999-2000
SEASON ATLANTIC SUN SINGLES WINNING PERCENTAGE (min. 6 matches) 1. .900 Fausto Rocha (9-1) 2008-2009 2. .833 Felipe Abreu (5-1) 2004-2005 Matt Fitzpatrick (5-1) 2003-2004 3. .800 Joao Paoliello (8-2) 2008-2009 5. .714 Felipe Abreu (5-2) 2003-2004 CAREER SINGLES VICTORIES 1. 59 Fausto Rocha 2. 52 Felipe Abreu Felipe Lima 4. 51 Rodrigo Amaral Javier Rodriguez
2004-2009 2003-2007 2002-2006 2008-present 2004-2009
Junior Rodrigo Amaral currently holds the record for most singles wins in a season with 24 during the 2008-2009 season.
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TEAM RECORDS BELMONT DOUBLES RECORDS (DIVISION I ERA) Because men’s tennis results and record are incomplete prior to 1997, all men’s tennis records are based on NCAA Division I results. If you have information or results prior to 1997, please contact John Langdon at (615) 460-5609.
SEASON DOUBLES VICTORIES 1. 14 Felipe Lima/Felipe Abreu 2003-2004 Felipe Lima/Felipe Abreu 2004-2005 3. 13 Renato Antun/Fausto Rocha 2008-2009 4. 11 Rodrigo Amaral/Joao Paoliello 2008-2009 Matt Fitzpatrick/Michael Moretti 2003-2004 6. 10 Fausto Rocha/Javier Rodriguez 2004-2005 7. 9 Fausto Rocha/Javier Rodriguez 2006-2007 2000-2001 Ryan Brown/Matt Fitzpatrick 9. 8 Felipe Cirne Lima/Bruno Silva 2010-2011 Felipe Abreu/Felipe Lima 2005-2006 Augusto Ricciardi/Matteo Triacca2002-2003
CAREER DOUBLES WINNING PERCENTAGE (min. 12 matches played) 1. .758 Brown/Fitzpatrick (22-7) 2000-2003 2. .692 Ricciardi/Triacca (9-4) 1999-2003 3. .620 Lima/Abreu (36-21) 2003-2006 4. .619 Antun/Rocha (13-8) 2008-2009 5. .611 Amaral/Paoliello (11-7) 2008-present CAREER DOUBLES WINNING PERCENTAGE (min. 12 matches played) 1. .758 Brown/Fitzpatrick (22-7) 2000-2003 2. .692 Ricciardi/Triacca (9-4) 1999-2003 3. .620 Lima/Abreu (36-21) 2003-2006 4. .619 Antun/Rocha (13-8) 2008-2009 5. .611 Amaral/Paoliello (11-7) 2008-present CAREER ATLANTIC SUN DOUBLES WINNING PERCENTAGE (min. 10 matches played) 1. .692 Ricciardi/Triacca (9-4) 1999-2003 2. .620 Lima/Abreu (36-21) 2003-2006 3. .619 Antun/Rocha (13-8) 2008-2009 4. .611 Amaral/Paoliello (11-7) 2008-present
SEASON ATLANTIC SUN DOUBLES VICTORIES 1. 7 Renato Antun/Fausto Rocha 2008-2009 2. 6 Renato Antun/Rafael Matos 2009-2010 Rodrigo Amaral/Joao Paoliello 2008-2009 4. 5 Augusto Ricciardi/Matteo Triacca 2002-2003 5. 4 Felipe Cirne Lima/Bruno Silva 2010-2011 Rafael Matos/Javier Rodriguez 2008-2009 Fausto Rocha/Javier Rodriguez 2006-2007 Felipe Lima/Felipe Abreu 2003-2004 SEASON DOUBLES WINNING PERCENTAGE (min. 10 matches played) 1. .818 Brown/Fitzpatrick (9-2) 2000-2001 2. .727 Ricciardi/Triacca (8-3) 2002-2003 3. .666 Lima/Abreu (14-7, 14-7) 2003-04, 04-05 4. .636 Cabrera/Ricciardi (7-4) 2000-2001 5. .619 Antun/Rocha (13-8) 2008-2009 CAREER DOUBLES VICTORIES 1. 36 Felipe Lima/Felipe Abreu 2. 30 Fausto Rocha/Javier Rodriguez 3. 22 Ryan Brown/Matt Fitzpatrick 4. 17 Ignacio Gesto/Alex Gillott 4. 14 Augusto Ricciardi/M. Cabrera
2003-2006 2004-2009 2001-2003 2004-2007 1999-2002
CAREER ATLANTIC SUN DOUBLES VICTORIES 1. 10 Felipe Lima/Felipe Abreu 2003-2006 2. 7 Renato Antun/Fausto Rocha 2008-2009 3. 6 Renato Antun/Rafael Matos 2009-2010 Ignacio Gesto/Alex Gillott 2005-2007 Ryan Brown/Matt Fitzpatrick 2001-2003
Felipe Lima (2002-2006) combined with partner Felipe Abreu for a school record 14 doubles wins during the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 seasons.
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TEAM HONORS, ALL-TIME ROSTER MENâ€™S TENNIS HONORS (Division I Era) Academic All-America Marcos Cabrera (2001-2002, 2002-2003) Academic All-District IV Marcos Cabrera (2001-2002, 2002-2003) Augusto Ricciardi (2002-2003) Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team Award: 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athletes 2003-04: Felipe Lima, Augusto Ricciardi, Matteo Triacca 2004-05: Matt Fitzpatrick 2005-06: Alex Gillott, David Wright 2006-07: Felipe Abreu, Alex Gillott, Felipe Lima, Marshall Lipman, Javier Rodriguez 2007-08: Ignacio Gesto, Alex Gillott, Marshall Lipman, Fausto Rocha 2008-09: Felipe Cirne Lima, Ignacio Gesto, Marshall Lipman, Brady Manifold, Fausto Rocha 2009-10: Rodrigo Amaral, Renato Antun, Felipe Cirne Lima, Fausto Rocha, Javier Rodriguez 2010-11: Rodrigo Amaral, Renato Antun, Felipe Cirne Lima, Jonathan Murrell All-Atlantic Sun Conference First Team Augusto Ricciardi (2001-02, 2002-03)
ALL-TIME ROSTER (NCAA Era) A Abreu, Felipe Amaral, Rodrigo Antun, Renato B Bates, Christopher Brown, Ryan
2003-2007 2008-present 2008-present
C Cabrera, Marcos Cook, Cal
F Fitzpatrick, Matt
G Garcia, Francisco Gesto, Ignacio Gillott, Alex Givens, Andy
2007-2008 2004-2008 2003-2007 1997-1999
Felipe Lima (2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06) Alex Gillott (2006-07) Joao Paoliello (2008-09) Second Team Felipe Lima (2002-03) Alex Gillott (2004-05) Fausto Rocha (2005-06) Javier Rodriguez (2005-06) Rodrigo Amaral (2010-11) All-Freshman Felipe Lima (2002-03) Felipe Abreu (2003-04) Fausto Rocha, Javier Rodriguez (2004-05) Rodrigo Amaral (2008-09) Atlantic Sun All-Academic Felipe Abreu (2004, 2005, 2006), Rodrigo Amaral (2009, 2010, 2011), Renato Antun (2009, 2010, 2011), Ryan Brown (2002, 2003), Marcos Cabrera (2002), Felipe Cirne Lima (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), Matt Fitzpatrick (2004), Ignacio Gesto (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), Alex Gillott (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), Travis Hamilton (2008), Felipe Lima (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), Marshall Lipman (2006, 2007, 2008), Brady Manifold (2008), Rafael Matos (2009, 2010, 2011), Michael Moretti (2003), Joao Paoliello (2009), Jonathan Murrell (2010, 2011), Augusto Ricciardi (2002, 2003), Fausto Rocha (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Javier Rodriguez (2007, 2008, 2009), Willy Sandoval (2002), Bruno Silva (2010, 2011), Matteo Triacca (2002, 2003), David Wright (2004, 2005)
H Hailey, Damon
L Leeper, Kyle Lima, Felipe Cirne Lima, Felipe Lipman, Marshall
1997-2000 2007-2011 2002-2006 2005-2008
M Macioch, Carlos Matos, Rafael Meade, Philip Miltenberger, Dave Moretti, Michael Murrell, Jonathan Mussolini, Fernando
1997-1998 2008-present 1997-1998 1997-2000 2001-2004 2009-2011 2011-present
N Norbiato, Henrique
P Paoliello, Joao
R Ricciardi, Augusto Rocha, Fausto Rodriguez, Javier
1999-2003 2004-2009 2004-2009
S Sandoval, Willy Silva, Bruno
T Triacca, Matteo
V Vaglietti, Roberto
W Wright, David
Z Zola, Zach
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PROGRAM HISTORY BELMONT MEN’S TENNIS YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS (NCAA Era) Year
BELMONT COACHING HISTORY (NCAA Era) Jim Madrigal
BELMONT MEN’S TENNIS NCAA ERA POSTSEASON HISTORY NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006 NCAA Championship (Oxford, Mississippi) #14 Ole Miss d. Belmont -- 4-0 (First Round) ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010 A-Sun Championship #3 North Florida d. #6 Belmont -- 4-1 (First Round) 2009 A-Sun Championship #3 Belmont d. #6 Mercer -- 4-0 (Quarterfinals) #2 Stetson d. #3 Belmont -- 4-2 (Semifinals) 2008 A-Sun Championship #1 ETSU d. #8 Belmont -- 4-0 (Quarterfinals)
2006 A-Sun Championship #4 Belmont d. #5 Campbell -- 4-1 (Quarterfinals) #4 Belmont d. #1 ETSU -- 4-2 (Semfinals) #4 Belmont d. #2 Stetson -- 4-2 (Championship) 2005 A-Sun Championship # 5 Belmont d. #4 Campbell -- 4-1 (Quarterfinals) #1 Troy d. #5 Belmont -- 4-0 (Semfinals) 2004 A-Sun Championship #8 Belmont d. #9 Gardner-Webb -- 4-1 (First Round) #1 UCF d. #8 Belmont -- 4-0 (Quarterfinals) 2003 A-Sun Championship #5 Belmont d. #12 Samford -- 4-1 (First Round) #4 Stetson d. #5 Belmont -- 4-2 (Quarterfinals) 2002 A-Sun Championship #4 Belmont d. #5 Stetson -- 4-3 (Quarterfinals) #1 UCF d. #4 Belmont -- 4-3 (Semifinals)
2007 A-Sun Championship #6 Belmont d. #3 Campbell -- 4-1 (Quarterfinals) #2 Stetson d. #6 Belmont -- 4-0 (Semifinals)
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PROGRAM HISTORY Men's Tennis All-Time Series Records (NCAA Era) Alabama A&M UAB Alabama-Huntsville Arkansas -Little Rock Austin Peay Birmingham-Southern Bradley Bucknell Campbell Central Florida College of Charleston Chattanooga Cornell Cumberland (TN) Dayton East Tennessee State Evansville Florida Atlantic Florida Gulf Coast Gardner-Webb Georgia State Georgia Southern Jacksonville Jacksonville State Kennesaw State Kentucky Kentucky State Lamar Lipscomb Louisiana-Lafayette Louisville Loyola Marymount Memphis Mercer Middle Tennessee State Ole Miss Morehead State Murray State Nebraska NJIT Nicholls State North Alabama
1-0 0-1 1-0 0-6 3-1 2-2 0-1 1-1 7-6 0-2 1-0 2-4 0-1 3-1 2-1 1-7 3-1 1-3 1-3 4-2 1-1 0-1 1-4 5-4 2-1 0-2 0-1 1-0 10-2 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 8-4 0-7 0-1 0-2 1-4 0-1 1-0 0-1 3-0
North Florida Northern Iowa Northern Kentucky Saint Louis Samford USC Upstate South Carolina State SIU-Edwardsville Southern Indiana Stetson UT-Martin Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Texas-San Antonio Troy Vanderbilt Virginia Western Kentucky Wofford Xavier (OH) 2012 opponents in bold
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1-5 0-1 2-0 1-0 3-4 0-4 0-1 1-0 0-1 2-8 4-2 7-2 2-4 0-1 0-3 0-3 0-1 9-5 0-1 1-3
In the mid-1800s, Belmont University’s campus was known as Adelicia Acklen’s Belle Monte estate. The antebellum mansion remains today, flanked by university buildings separated in age by more than a century. The first educational institution on the estate was the original Belmont College (1890-1913), offering elementary school through junior college education to young ladies. The school merged with Ward Seminary to become the prestigious Ward-Belmont School for Women (1913-1951) and in 1951, became the coed Belmont College. In 1991, the college became Belmont University, and this year, began the 122nd year of higher education on this site. Belmont continually reflects its rich heritage as it excels in academics. For 2011, U.S. News & World Report placed Belmont University at No. 5 in the Best Regional Universities—South category. Perhaps even more notable than the top five ranking, Belmont has stood out for three consecutive years as one of U.S. News & World Report’s most cited “Schools to Watch” in the nation. Belmont’s vision is to be a premier teaching university bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. Belmont strives to empower men
and women from diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith. Believing that every student is created for a purpose in life, Belmont encourages students to explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. Belmont’s boundaries continue to extend beyond the Nashville campus through its Cool Springs campus south of Nashville and organized programs such as the Washington Center program and music business’ Belmont West in Los Angeles and Belmont East in New York City. Studyabroad programs place students in China, Costa Rica, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa and Spain. Belmont also serves as a regional site of the East-West Center for the Development of Asian Studies. Vital to the Belmont student experience are service learning, volunteerism and mission projects that invest in surrounding communities. Through the efforts of students and faculty, Belmont has touched lives in Nashville’s charitable organizations, its growing Hispanic community, area tutoring programs, neighboring businesses and mentoring programs, as well as inner-city and overseas mission projects, including trips to the Appalachian
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Mountains and the Ukraine. Among its student body of more than 6,000, are students from every state and more than 29 countries. In addition to seven baccalaureate degrees in over 75 areas of study, Belmont offers master’s degrees in Business Administration, Accountancy, English, Education, Sport Administration, Music, Nursing and Occupational Therapy, and doctorates in Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Law. Under the leadership of President Robert Fisher, Belmont celebrates more than a century of an accomplished academic heritage and commitment to educational innovation. Notably, Belmont has earned the Atlantic Sun Academic Champion Trophy eight of the last 10 years. Moreover, Belmont has recently opened several impressive new facilities on campus, including McWhorter Hall and two new freshmen residences—Patton Hall and Bear House. Still, one of Belmont’s biggest achievements came in 2008 with the hosting of the Town Hall Presidential Debate, the first presidential debate to be held in Tennessee. Belmont’s remarkable growth and achievement certainly give credence to its theme, From Here to Anywhere!
D R . RO B E R T F I S H E R President • 12th Year at Belmont Dr. Robert (Bob) Fisher serves as President of Belmont University, a position he has held since April 2000. During his tenure the University's enrollment has risen by 81 percent while the campus itself has expanded significantly with the additions of the Curb Event Center and Beaman Student Life Center, the Gordon E. Inman Center, the Troutt Theater complex, McWhorter Hall and several new residence halls and parking garages. Under his leadership Belmont University also broke into the Top 5 for the first time in the Best Regional Universities South category in U.S. News & World Report's analysis of America's Best Colleges. Soaring to No. 5 in the 2011 edition, Belmont was also honored for the third year in a row as one of the top schools nationwide for "leading the pack in improvements and innovative changes." Academically, the university has added numerous new interdisciplinary programs in the past decade, including Social Entrepreneurship, New Century Journalism, Pharmacy and, most recently, the Belmont College of Law which will welcome its first class in 2012. In addition, Fisher worked to secure Belmont as the host site for the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate, a historic event broadcast worldwide that also led to Fisher's selection as 2008 Tennessean of the Year and 2010 Nashvillian of the Year. But Dr. Fisher's greatest sense of accomplishment comes not from new campus structures, stronger endowments or an ever-increasing student population. Rather, he measures achievement through witnessing education's impact on each individual student. "The student is the focus of all our efforts here at Belmont," Fisher said, "and our top priority is meeting the needs of those students. My life's mission is to help create experiences that transform people, especially students, in ways that enable them to become all they were created to be." Prior to his appointment at Belmont, Fisher was vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas State University for four years and was dean of the School of Business at Henderson State University, his alma mater, for 10 years. Fisher earned a B.S.B.A. from Henderson State, an M.B.A. from the University of Memphis and a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. In addition to his success as both faculty member and higher education administrator, Fisher is also an accomplished author with his most recent work, Life Is a Gift: Inspiration from the Soon Departed, released in 2008. Coauthored with his wife Judy, Life Is a Gift fea-
tures a collection of lessons learned from interviews with 104 terminally ill patients of Alive Hospice in Nashville. Dr. Fisher previously coauthored Real Dream Teams: Seven Practices Used by World-Class Team Leaders to Achieve Extraordinary Results, published by St. Lucie Press, with Belmont's Vice President of University Advancement Dr. Bo Thomas. Expressing knowledge gained from his business degrees and management positions, Dr. Fisher has published numerous articles on management and leadership and has consulted with a wide variety of organizations on human resource and strategic planning issues, including Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Alltel, Arkla Gas and the U.S. Department of Transportation, among others. In 1992, Fisher served in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a Fulbright Scholar, conducting research and consulting with the National Institute of Public Administration. He also provided a keynote address at the Arabian Society for Human Resource Management Conference in Bahrain in 1998. Active in his community, Fisher has served in numerous volunteer roles with such organizations as Alignment Nashville, the Nashville Alliance for Public Education and the PENCIL Foundation, all of which support Nashville's public schools. He also is a past chair of the Greater Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Nashville, participates in Nashville's Agenda and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Nashville. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Financial Partners, a division of Southern Bancorp, Inc., and is a director for Fifth Third Bank, Tennessee Division. In addition, he is or has been a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Boy Scouts of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Symphony, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Music City Coalition, TICUA, Cumberland Region Tomorrow and the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Married for 40 years, Dr. Fisher and his wife Judy share in their commitment to Belmont University, where Mrs. Fisher provides support through her role as campus-wide coordinator of interior construction and exterior landscaping/lighting. The Fishers are the proud parents of three grown children and have two wonderful sons-in-law, one wonderful daughter-in-law and six perfect grandsons.
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ENROLLMENT GAINS UNDER FISHER Year . . . . . . . . . . . .Enrollment (gain) 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,976 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,129 (153) 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,344 (215) 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,629 (285) 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,959 (330) 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,319 (360) 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,484 (165) 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,765 (281) 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,017 (252) 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,393 (376) 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,936 (543) 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,374 (438) Enrollment is up 114 percent since Fall 2000. The overwhelming progress is “the latest validation that Belmont University has the right vision for its future," said Dr. Robert Fisher, president of the university. "Belmont University is on a roll. The abilities of our incoming freshmen and our rapidly rising enrollment show we are on the right track."
MISSION STATEMENT Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
VALUES OF BELMONT Integrity Inquiry Collaboration Service Humility
M IKE S TRICKLAND Director of Athletics • 16th Year at Belmont
ABOUT MIKE STRICKLAND BIRTHDATE June 4
HOMETOWN Atlanta, Ga.
EDUCATION Georgia Southern B.S. Political Science University of Georgia M.A. Public Administration
EXPERIENCE Belmont, Director of Athletics 1996-present Murray St., Director of Athletics 1987-96 Wichita State, Associate AD 1983-87
PERSONAL Wife: Martha Daughters: Leanna, Sara (Vaughn) Grandchild: Jacob
Now entering his 16th year as Director of Athletics, Mike Strickland has led Belmont's Department of Athletics through its infancy stages as a new NCAA Division I program to become one that sees annual success on the field and in the classroom. During his tenure at Belmont, the program has expanded the number of teams it fields, joined the Atlantic Sun Conference, enhanced its facilities, and established a reputation producing winning teams and distinguished student-athletes. Since arriving in Nashville in 1996, Strickland has overseen the inception of six new sports at Belmont: women's soccer, women's golf and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field. In addition, the University has built the Frances Bond Davis Tennis Courts and the Whitten Soccer Complex, as well the most recent partnership with Metro Parks for athletic fields at Rose Park. This exciting new venture will house Belmont baseball, softball, soccer, and track & field. Two of the most important achievements of his tenure at Belmont are the acceptance of Belmont into the Atlantic Sun Conference and the opening of the Curb Event Center. During his tenure, Strickland has overseen a program expansion from 11 to 17 teams of competition, spearheaded membership into the Atlantic Sun Conference, spurred athletic facility enhancement and forged a reputation of producing winning teams and distinguished student-athletes. In 2008, Belmont became the first school in Atlantic Sun Conference history to represent the league in three consecutive NCAA Men's Basketball Championships. Adding conference championships in women's soccer and men’s basketball during the past academic year, Belmont Athletics has won a staggering 28 Atlantic Sun Conference Championships since becoming a member institution in 2001-02. In addition, the school has hosted nine conference championships over the past five years, most recently the 2006 A-Sun Volleyball Championship. Strickland has taken a leadership role in the A-Sun serving as chairman of the tournament committee and presently serves as a member of the conference's membership committee. In addition to the program's success on the field, his tenure has seen the building of the exquisite Curb Event Center. The $52 million facility, which opened in the fall of 2003, has become the centerpiece of the athletics program. The complex houses a new 5,000-seat
arena for basketball and volleyball, locker rooms for all sports, a training facility and weight room, as well as administrative offices for the Athletic Department. Off the field, the athletic department has made academic achievement the cornerstone of its definition of success. Belmont has won the Atlantic Sun Academic Trophy seven of the past eight years. The Bruins boasted over two-thirds of their student athletes with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale during the past academic year. Belmont is the only school to win the trophy five straight times (2002-2006). Also of significance, Belmont has earned distinction from the NCAA in each of their Academic Progress Rate (APR) reports. Strickland brings varied years of experience to the program, including nine years as athletics director at Murray State University prior to coming to Belmont. While at Murray State, Strickland served on numerous Ohio Valley Conference committees as well as serving on the NCAA I-AA football advisory committee and the NCAA rifle committee. Prior to serving at Murray State, Strickland was an Associate Athletics Director at Wichita State University from 1983-87, where he was responsible for all business operations for the department. Strickland earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Georgia Southern University and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Georgia. In June of 2009, Strickland received the Under Armour National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Division I Southeast Region A.D. of the Year Award. Strickland was honored at the annual NACDA convention in Orlando, Fla. Strickland is married to the former Martha Thomas, an English instructor at Nashville State Community College. The couple has two children: Leanna Elizabeth, a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, and Sara Grace, a Belmont University graduate who is married to Jared Vaughn. In his leisure time, Mike enjoys travel, history, and spending time with his family, especially grandson Jacob.
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BETTY WISEMAN Assistant AD/Senior Woman Administrator | 46th Year at Belmont For five decades, Betty Wiseman has been an active figure at Belmont University. As a student, coach, and professor, Wiseman has been a great ambassador for the University and the Department of Athletics. As Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Wiseman advises the athletic department on the status of women's sports and conducts administrative tasks in relation to all sports. She serves as liaison between Athletics and Student Affairs, coordinates counseling, discipline, and all random drug-testing for athletes, and serves as advisor to Belmont’s Student-Athletes Advisory Committee. In addition, she works with teams as they participate in service opportunities throughout the year, including organizing and leading a yearly foreign mission trip with athletes to do Sports Evangelism overseas. Countries served through these trips include Poland, Portugal, Costa Rica, Brazil, Venezuela, and Ukraine. In May 2009 she will lead a team to Cape Town, South Africa. Wiseman also serves on many committees and boards. In 2008 she completed a four-year term as one of the Atlantic Sun Conference’s representatives on the NCAA Management Council. The Management Council serves as the main legislative body for Division I sports. She has been a member of many Atlantic Sun Conference committees. After graduating from Belmont in 1965, the Portland, Tennessee native was named as Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education in 1966 and began a teaching career of 40 years. She was named Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health and Human Performance in 2006 where she served as Chair for six years. In 1968 the former high school basketball standout began a new career as a women’s sports trailblazer when she founded the women’s basketball program at Belmont, one of the first programs, not only in the state, but in the southeast. Wiseman was the head women's basketball coach at Belmont for 16 seasons, compiling a 248-152 record. She led Belmont to four consecutive berths in the National Women's Invitational Tournament from 1973-1977. In those tournaments, her teams knocked off such programs as Alabama, Nebraska, and North Carolina. She was inducted into the Belmont Athletics Hall of Fame in 1981. Wiseman has been honored by several organizations for her contributions to collegiate athletics. In 1999 she was given the Josten-Berenson Service Award by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association during the NCAA Women’s Final Four in San Jose, California to recognize her lifelong commitment to women's basketball. In 2003 Belmont honored her by naming part of the university’s new athletic facility the Striplin-Wiseman Athletic Office Complex. Finally, in 2004, Wiseman was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame for her contributions to promoting women’s basketball in the state. She is the first Belmont coach or athlete to be so honored. In July 2007 she was featured in an article on the front page of The Tennessean, as a Tennessee Sports Legend. She is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church where she serves as Trustee, is a member of the adult choir, serves as a substitute teacher in Sunday School, and is an active missions volunteer.
ABOUT MISS WISEMAN BIRTHDATE February 19, 1943
HOMETOWN Portland, Tenn.
EDUCATION Belmont, B.A. Physical Education Vanderbilt, M.A. (Peabody College for Teachers)
COACHING EXPERIENCE Belmont Women’s Basketball (1968-84) Belmont Tennis (1976-84)
Bruin Club Director
Dir. of Compliance
Dir. of Marketing
Assistant Director of Compliance
Women’s Director of Media Relations
Director of Media Relations
Director of Corporate Sales
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2011-12 Belmont Academic Support Staff L to R: Nick Raschke -- Graduate Assistant, Allie Durben --- Graduate Assistant, Renee Schults -- Academic Coordinator Academics is one of the cornerstones of Belmont University's Department of Athletics. Since the move to Division I in 1997, Belmont student-athletes have excelled in the classroom as evidenced by their graduation rates, grade point averages, and numerous honors awarded to them during the past several years. GPA TRADITION CONTINUES Belmont University's Department of Athletics posted a 3.318 GPA in the spring semester of 2011, marking the 27th consecutive semester in which the departmental GPA has exceeded a 3.00. The "Top 5" team GPAs for the spring ranked as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Women's Cross Country Volleyball Women's Golf Women's Soccer Softball
3.622 3.601 3.512 3.458 3.431
sport is officially in season. ALL-AMERICAN/ALL-REGION/ALL-DISTRICT HONORS In February 2011, Scott Saunders (Men's Basketball) was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team. Saunders became the tenth student-athlete at Belmont to receive this prestigious honor. Earlier in the month, Saunders, along with teammate Mick Hedgepeth, received Capital One Academic AllDistrict IV First Team honors, while Brett Parker (Men's Soccer), Dan Smith (Men's Golf) and Judah Akers (Baseball) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team during the 2010-2011 academic year. Over the past twelve years, Belmont student-athletes have received Academic All-America honors 18 times and All-District honors a total of 50 times. The program honors thousands of student-athletes across the country for combining the best of competition with academics. ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATE (APR)
ALL-ACADEMIC TROPHY Belmont student-athletes were the Atlantic Sun Academic AllConference Champions during the 2010-2011 academic year. This marks the eighth time in ten years that Belmont has received this honor. The Academic Trophy is given annually to the conference school with the greatest percentage of student-athletes receiving All-Academic honors. An impressive 76.3% (174 out of 228) of Belmont's student-athletes earned A-Sun AllAcademic honors during the 2010-2011 academic year. To be named A-Sun All-Academic, a student-athlete must achieve a GPA of 3.00 or higher during the semester in which his or her
In the spring of 2011, the NCAA published a list of teams whose APR (Academic Progress Rate) ranked in the top 10% nationally within their respective sports. The following Belmont squads were included in that exclusive list: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Men's Basketball Men's Soccer Women's Golf Women's Soccer
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2011-12 Belmont Sports Medicine Staff Front Row (L to R): LeighAnne Schlichte, Kim Anderson, Kelly Bachus, Megan Goerlinger Back Row (L to R): Michael Stevens, Tim Lee, Jonathan DeMarie, Paul Malloy Rehab Area in Training Room
The Belmont athletic training department is housed in a 1,860 square foot state-of-the-art modern, athletic training facility. The facility is equipped with a hydroroom, taping area, treatment and rehabilitation area as well as a doctor’s office. Servicing over 200 over athletes participating in 17 Division I varsity sports, the facility is staffed by five National Athletic Training Association Certified Athletic Trainers. • • • •
Two whirlpools Separate doctors office Separate rehabilitation area Five training tables
Mission Statement The Belmont Athletic training staff is primarily responsible for the delivery of quality healthcare to all student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at Belmont University. This care will be provided by the guidelines of the NATA through prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses sustained during any practice or game. SERVICES PROVIDED BY VANDERBILT SPORTS MEDICINE ATHLETIC TRAINING DIRECTORY
Kelly Bachus - Asst. Athletic Trainer Volleyball
Megan Goerlinger - Asst. Athletic Trainer Women’s Soccer, Tennis
Paul Malloy - Head Athletic Trainer Men’s Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field
Jon DeMarie - Asst. Athletic Trainer Baseball
LeighAnne Schilchte - Graduate Assistant Softball
Kim Anderson - Asst. Athletic Trainer Women’s Basketball, Cheerleading
Tim Lee - Asst. Athletic Trainer Men’s Soccer, Golf
Michael Stevens - Graduate Assistant Cross Country, Track and Field
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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
2011-12 Belmont Strength and Conditioning Staff Josh McMillian -- Head Coach, Stephanie Cushing -- Graduate Assistant, Adam Parsons -- Graduate Assistant Inside the Curb Event Center, Belmont has a state of the art weight room for Belmont student-athletes. The 1600 square foot facility offers several amenities for use by Belmont and its student-athletes. The facility has equipment including: -
Three power stations with customized platforms. Customized dumbbells from 5-to-150 pounds. A variety of free weight equipment and machines. A variety of speed, agility, and plyometric equipment.
Strength and Conditioning Mission By means of teamwork, experience, current research, and education, the staff of the Belmont Athletic Department challenges each athlete in order for them to participate at the highest level of competition. In order to promote a positive atmosphere, the strength and conditioning staff provide the athlete with a safe, clean, professional environment. We strive to challenge our athletes by way of free weights, multi-joint exercises, and multiple sets. While keeping the athlete's sport in mind, we individualize the programs as much as possible, focusing on weaknesses in order to prevent injuries and help them stay as competitive as possible for as long as possible.
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NASHVILLE -- MUSIC CITY U.S.A.
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the entertainment, cultural, and commercial center of the Mid-South. With a metropolitan population more than 1.5 million, Nashville is one of the fastest growing markets in the country. In the past decade alone, the population of the Nashville area has grown by nearly 30 percent. ‘The Music City’ can best be described as a pleasant mix of big city entertainment and "down home" friendliness. Nashville is located in the heart of our nation’s bustling core. Major cities such as St. Louis, Cincinnati, Memphis, Atlanta, and Birmingham can all be reached by car within 3-5 hours. And when going from work to play, Nashville has it all. The city offers a multitude of sporting events, recreational opportunities, restaurants, parks, and shopping malls. The sports landscape in Nashville has changed dramatically over the past decade with the introduction of major professional sports into the area. The arrival of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans in 1998 brought instant credibility and excitement to the Mid-State. The Titans have won two division titles and one conference championship in their time in Nashville. The Titans also represented the AFC in Super Bowl XXXIV, playing the St. Louis Rams in one of the most memorable games in NFL history. With star running back Chris Johnson, the future looks bright for the powder blue and white. Home for the Titans is LP Field, a 69,000 seat, stateof-the-art facility located on the east bank of the Cumberland River across from downtown. Aside from the NFL, LP Field also plays host to several major concerts and international sporting events. Not to be outdone, the Nashville Predators have introduced the thrills of the National Hockey League to Middle Tennessee. In 2011, the Predators advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for first time. The Preds skate in one of Nashville’s downtown landmarks, the Bridgestone Arena. The 18,000 seat Bridgestone Arena is a regular venue for touring groups. Another constant among Nashville professional sports over the past two decades has been the Nashville Sounds. The Sounds, who have called Music City home since 1978, compete in the Pacific Coast League as the Class AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. In recent years, players like Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Yovani Gallardo, and Ricky Weeks have called Nashville home. The 2006 PCL Champion Sounds play at Greer Stadium, located just minutes from downtown. Furthermore, Nashville has established itself as the ideal place to host a major sporting event. In the past decade alone, the city has hosted events such as the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the U.S. Gymnastics
Championships, the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament, the SEC men's and women's basketball tournaments, numerous AAU national championships, and the U.S. Swimming Championships. Recently, Nashville was awarded the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Each year, Nashville hosts the highly-popular Country Music Marathon and the Music City Bowl - which now pits teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conferences each December at LP Field. Recreation is second-to-none in Nashville. Located in the picturesque hills of Middle Tennessee, Nashville boasts thousands of acres of public parks and offers a variety of outdoor activities like golf, boating, fishing, and hiking. Known as "Music City USA", Nashville is a city whose musical tastes range from country to rock to gospel. The city has several major concert venues and many big-name concert tours consider Nashville a “must-stop.” The city also serves as home to the Grand Ole Opry, the nation's longest running weekly radio show, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Nashville has long been the mecca of the country music industry and is one of the top recording centers in the world. All of the music industry's major recording labels have a presence in Music Row, just north of the Belmont campus. The nightlife in downtown Nashville offers something for everyone. Amidst the savory sights and sounds of historic Second Avenue sit some of the most venerable hot spots anywhere. From Wildhorse Saloon and Hard Rock Cafe to Famous Dave’s BBQ and The Pancake Pantry, it is not uncommon to bump into stars of stage and screen in Nashville. Nashville's cultural environment earned the city its other nickname, the "Athens of the South." Nashville is well known as a major education center. The area's 10 accredited four-year and postgraduate institutions, including Belmont, are an integral part of the economic and cultural identity of the area. In addition to its educational institutions, the city offers numerous cultural and artistic venues. It is home to nine performing arts facilities, including the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. TPAC is the home to a wide range of events, including Broadway musicals and performances by the Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and the Nashville Symphony. The city is also home to seven art galleries, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The Frist Center, housed in the city's old main post office, presents a wide assortment of visual arts exhibitions. Nashville boasts 25 museums (including the Tennessee State Museum), numerous historic sites (like The Hermitage - home of President Andrew Jackson, an exact replica of the Parthenon, and the Natchez Trace Parkway), and an upgraded public library system that includes a $50 million downtown library. Lastly, Nashville is the cornerstone of the Mid-South economy. It has become a leader in printing and publishing, music and entertainment, finance and insurance, healthcare management, automobile and other related industry, manufacturing and tourism. Internationally known companies like Bridgestone/Firestone, Caterpillar Financial, Dell, Dollar General, HCA, and Nissan have significant operations in the city. Sporting a mild climate with distinct changes in season - warm summers, colorful autumns, brisk winters, and beautiful springs - no two days are alike in Nashville.
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ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE
For more than 30 years, the Atlantic Sun Conference has supported its member institutions in providing intercollegiate athletics programs committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASun meets this mission by maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. By integrating sportsmanship in the competitive arena and fostering leadership through community service, A-Sun member institutions provide an overall educational experience for our student-athletes that reflects our commitment to and success in Building Winners for Life. BUILDING… • Atlantic Sun student-athletes set a new all-time record with 63.79 percent earning All-Academic honors by achieving at least a 3.0 GPA during their season of competition last year. • The A-Sun led all of Division I last year as the NCAA’s top academic women’s soccer conference; nine of 11 teams received national honors from the NSCAA for posting a team GPA of 3.0 or better, the highest percentage in the country. • ETSU baseball standout Paul Hoilman won his second-straight A-Sun Student-Athlete of the Year award becoming just the fourth person in A-Sun history to accomplish that feat. The 2010 National College Home Run Derby Champion posted a 3.95 GPA in math and was named a Lowe’s CLASS National finalist. • Belmont’s Mick Hedgepeth was named the 2010-11 NACDA Division I-AAA Scholar Athlete of the Year. • Kennesaw State’s Ben Greene earned the NCAA Elite-88 honor for having the best GPA among participants in the NCAA men’s golf national championship. …WINNERS… • The A-Sun set multiple records for postseason participation in men’s basketball and finished ranked 17th in conference RPI, leading all but the ACC, SEC and Conference USA among nine southeastern Division I conferences. A conference record three teams reached postseason play; the A-Sun earned three postseason wins, and hosted three postseason games with ETSU reaching the semifinals of the CIT and Jacksonville notching a postseason win for the second-straight year (2010 NIT, 2011 CIT). • A record-setting three A-Sun teams advanced to postseason play in women’s basketball (Stetson/NCAA; FGCU/WNIT; USC Upstate/WBI), with FGCU playing in the postseason for the fourth-consecutive year at Division I; the Eagles posted their third national postseason victory in that span with a win in the WNIT last year. • The A-Sun earned national distinction in women’s basketball as one of only two Division I conferences to receive a grant from the NCAA to promote attendance nationally for women’s basketball - league attendance jumped more than 15%; the
A-Sun also partnered with CollegeInsider.com to present the first national poll in women’s basketball for mid-major programs – a poll that showed FGCU in a top-ten ranking all year long. • A-Sun Baseball returned to a familiar lofty position on the national stage last year. The A-Sun was a top-ten conference all year, with Stetson, Belmont and Jacksonville playing in the NCAA Championship; each A-Sun team had at least one win, with Stetson and Belmont reaching the regional finals, giving the A-Sun five wins in the national tournament, tops among non-BCS conferences. Jacksonville’s Adam Brett Walker, ETSU’s Bo Reeder and Mercer’s Jacob Tanis earned All-American honors. • Softball continued to impact the national rankings and tournaments as the A-Sun ranked in the top-12 conferences nationally for the fourth-straight year; the A-Sun boasted five teams in the RPI top-100. • National success for the A-Sun in men’s golf success has become an annual achievement as the A-Sun sent multiple teams to the NCAA Championship for the eighth time in nine years; All-American Jeff Karlsson helped Kennesaw State finished third at the NCAA Southeastern Regional last year, the best regional finish ever for an A-Sun team. The Owls advanced to nationals, the seventh time in eight years an A-Sun team has advanced through regionals into the finals. • The A-Sun posted the nation’s best increase in men’s soccer ranking last year. Four programs improved nearly 100 spots in the NCAA RPI rankings with FGCU nationally ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the year. …FOR LIFE! • Federal Graduation Rate and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) reports show the A-Sun meeting its mission of Building Winners for Life as 32 programs boast a perfect 100% success rate. • Three A-Sun schools, North Florida, Lipscomb and Belmont, received Community Engagement recognition from the Carnegie Foundation for exceptional commitment to community service. • The Tennessean tabbed Lipscomb graduate Beth Harwell, the state’s first female Speaker of the House, as Tennessee’s Most Powerful Woman. • The A-Sun SAAC surpassed the $100,000 mark for charitable fund raising, reaching $103,000 in the seven-year history of the charitable challenge. • The A-Sun claimed the Southeast D-I Athletic Director of the Year honor for the third-straight year, as Stetson’s Jeff Altier followed ETSU’s Dave Mullins and Belmont’s Mike Strickland in earning that distinction. • Lipscomb basketball player Jenna Bartsokas earned postgraduate scholarships from both the A-Sun and the NCAA as she claimed the A-Sun’ Student-Athlete of the Year honor and was named a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. • Three A-Sun institutions earned Top-10 rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the best regional universities in the southeast. Stetson at No. 3, Belmont at No. 5, and Mercer at No. 8 each earned top marks. • The Princeton Review recognized ETSU, Mercer, North Florida and Belmont in its list of the Best Colleges in the southeast. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
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2011-12 Belmont Men’s Tennis Team Front Row (L to R): Rafael Matos, Rodrigo Amaral, Renato Antun, Henrique Norbiato Back Row (L to R): Fernando Mussolini, Bruno Silva, Head Coach Jim Madrigal
2012 Belmont Men’s Tennis Spring Schedule Date 1/25 2/10 2/11 2/18 2/24 2/26 3/3 3/4 3/8 3/10 3/14 3/15 3/17 3/23 3/24 3/30 3/31 4/6 4/7 4/13 4/14 4/20-22
Opponent at Austin Peay at Chattanooga at Jacksonville State at Louisville at UNC-Greensboro at Appalachian State at Florida Atlantic at Rollins (Fla.) at Embry-Riddle (Fla.) at UAB TENNESSEE TECH at MTSU * LIPSCOMB * at Mercer * at Kennesaw State * USC UPSTATE * ETSU * at UNF * at Jacksonville * STETSON * FGCU at Atlantic Sun Championship
Home matches in bold and CAPS *denotes Atlantic Sun Conference matches All times Central
Site Clarksville, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Louisville, Ky. Greensboro, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boca Raton, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Birmingham, Ala. Centennial Sportsplex Murfreesboro, Tenn. Centennial Sportsplex Macon, Ga. Kennesaw, Ga. Centennial Sportsplex Centennial Sportsplex Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Centennial Sportsplex Centennial Sportsplex Johnson City, Tenn.
Time 2:00pm 4:00pm 12:00 noon 10:00am 2:00pm 10:00am 1:00pm 9:00am 2:30pm TBA 2:00pm 2:00pm 10:00am TBA 12:00 noon 2:30pm 10:00am TBA 1:00pm 11:00am 10:00am TBA
Published on Jan 11, 2012