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Men’s Cross Country 2012 Media Guide


Belmont Men’s Cross Country GENERAL INFORMATION Name of School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belmont University City: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nashville, Tenn. Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1951 Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,374 Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruins Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Navy, Red and White Affiliation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Division I Conference: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ohio Valley President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Robert C. Fisher Alma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Henderson State, 1970 Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Strickland Alma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . .Georgia Southern, 1971 Athletic Department Phone: . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-6420 Ticket Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-8500 TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Conference Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3rd Returning/Lost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/2 Newcomers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2012 OVC Preseason Poll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4th USTFCCCA Preseason South Region Poll . . . . . . . .6th COACHING STAFF Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Langdon Alma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belmont, 1983 Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-6046 Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joe Frye Alma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belmont, 2010 Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-6349 MEDIA INFORMATION Director of Media Relations: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Sage Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-6698 Media Relations Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-5584 Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207-650-6790 Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1900 Belmont Boulevard Nashville, TN 37212 Website: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.belmontbruins.com Twitter: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .@BelmontXCTF

General Information

TABLE OF CONTENTS Front Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Roster/Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Head Coach Jeff Langdon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Assistant Coach Joe Frye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Student-Athlete Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-13 2011 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Records, Awards and Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Belmont University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 University President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Nashville, Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 2012 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

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Belmont Men’s Cross Country MEDIA INFORMATION INTERVIEWS Interviews with Belmont runners and coaches can be arranged by calling Greg Sage at 615-460-6698 or by email at greg.sage@belmont.edu. Runners and coaches are available before and after most practices, so please let us know in advance that you are coming, and we will help facilitate the interview. Runner interviews are not allowed prior to the start of any race. Do not contact student-athletes personally. POST RACE INTERVIEW POLICIES For all home and away meets, Belmont runners and coaches will be available for post-race interviews approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the race. Opponent interview policy will be determined by the visiting SID. ONLINE RESOURCES belmontbruins.com: The official website of Belmont University athletics. ovcsports.com: The official website of the Ohio Valley Conference. OVC Digital Network: Source for FREE live and on-demand video webcasts for all 12 OVC schools ncaa.com: The official website of the NCAA. twitter.com/BelmontXCTF: Belmont cross country and track & field s official Twitter page, featuring exclusive updates throughout the season. MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF Greg Sage Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting office: 615-460-6698 greg.sage@belmont.edu -Men s Basketball, M/W Cross Country

ROSTER NAME CLASS Zack Beavin Fr. Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson So. David Everett So. Kurtis Gibson So. Josh Helton RS Jr. Kris Howard Fr. Eamonn Kichuk Fr. Brandon Mahaney RS Jr. Matt Miller Sr. John Sharpe RS So. Kyle Sullinger Sr.

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Prospect, Ky. (St. Xavier HS) Newbury, England (St. Bartholomew s) St. Louis, Mo. (Westminster Christian) Highbridge, England (Millfield School) Franklin, Tenn. (Independence HS) Spring Hill, Tenn. (Independence HS) Unionville, Ont., Canada (Crothers) Lafayette, Tenn. (Macon County HS) LaPorte, Ind. (South Alabama) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (NC State) Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Cuy. Valley Christian)

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Jeff Langdon (Belmont, 1983) Assistant Coach: Joe Frye (Belmont, 2010)

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Kenisha Rhone Director of Media Relations, Women s Sports office: 615-460-5990 kenisha.rhone@belmont.edu -WBB, Women s Soccer, Softball John Langdon Media Relations Assistant office: 615-460-5609 john.langdon@belmont.edu -Golf, Tennis Kristen Litchfield Graduate Assistant office: 615-460-8023 kristen.litchfield@belmont.edu -Volleyball, M/W Track, Baseball Dave Carbonell Intern office: 615-460-6420 dave.carbonell@belmont.edu -Men s Soccer

2012 Roster


Belmont Men’s Cross Country

J E F F L A N G D O N Head Coach 22nd Year Belmont, 1983

An institution within Belmont Athletics, Jeff Langdon enters his 22nd year as Belmont’s head coach for the men’s cross country and track & field teams. Belmont annually runs in some of the most competitive and prestigious meets in the nation, ranking among the top programs in the USTFCCCA South Region 11 of the last 13 seasons. During the Bruins 11 year run in the Atlantic Sun Conference, Belmont University became synonymous with cross country success. Under Langdon’s leadership, BU won a staggering six consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference Championships from 2002-07. Last season, Matt Miller earned All-Region and First Team All-Atlantic Sun honors, while Josh Helton was named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun. In 2010, the Bruins finished as the A-Sun Runners-Up, while Hilary Cheruiyot gave Belmont a first team all-conference honoree for the 10th straight year. Picked sixth in the USTFCCCA South Region preseason poll, the Bruin program looks forward to year one in the OVC in 2012. During the Bruins’ 2007 championship campaign, the team had four out of the top eight finishers, including individual champion, Kipkosgei Magut. Four Bruins were named All-Atlantic Sun and Hillary Cheruiyot earned A-Sun Freshman of the Year honors. Langdon was also named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year for a sixth time. Undoubtedly, since the program’s move to Division I almost a decade ago, the men’s cross country program has been a model of consistency. In addition to his conference titles, Langdon’s teams have finished in the top-12 at the NCAA South Regional each of the past 11 years. All told, Langdon has produced five NCAA Championship qualifiers, 13 All-Region runners and 37 AllAtlantic Sun performers. Adding to the team’s competitive success, they have also excelled in the classroom. This past year, every team member earned a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, helping Belmont to its ninth Atlantic Sun Conference Academic Championship in 11 years. During the 2005 and 2007 seasons, the program had the highest team grade point average in Division I according to the United States Cross Country Coaches Association. Additionally, the squad is annually among the nation’s highest team grade-point averages and honored in the yearly USTFCCCA All-Academic honor roll. The BU track and field program has also emerged under Langdon’s direction, and is coming off one of its most successful seasons in program history. Thrower Joe Frye earned multiple individual event championships at the indoor and outdoor conference meets, and qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Regionals. The Bruin indoor team finished in a school-best second place at the 2007 A-Sun Indoor Championship, highlighted by Hillary Cheruiyot earning meet Most Outstanding Performer honors. In all, Belmont won five individual titles. The high level of competition carried into the outdoor season, as BU once again earned a program-best finish, this time third. Belmont had four individual champions, most notably Kipkosgei Magut winning the 800 meters and earning two seconds en route to his second consecutive Most Outstanding Track Performer award. Magut, Ryan Snellen, and Jacob Buckman also qualified for the NCAA Regional meet in the 5,000 meters. For Langdon, coaching is a natural extension from his competitive days at Belmont where he ran from 1979-83. He was an outdoor track AllAmerican in the marathon, an Academic All-American and the 1982 District 24 Individual Champion in the marathon. Langdon was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in September of 1994. A native of Fairfield, Ohio, Jeff and his wife Kelly, also a Belmont graduate, have one daughter, Jenna.

Head Coach Jeff Langdon

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Belmont Men’s Cross Country

J O E F R Y E Assistant Coach First Year Belmont, 2010

Hailing from Higgins Lake, MI, William ’Joe’ Frye attended Belmont University to attain his undergraduate degree in Music Business. While in school, Joe developed into one of the most decorated student-athletes in Belmont’s NCAA Division I era. He was a thrower on the men’s track and field team, and still holds five school records and the Atlantic Sun Conference Hammer Throw and Weight Throw records. After graduating in May 2010, Joe entered the Masters in Sport Administration program at Belmont with one year of eligibility left, and proceeded to finish his collegiate career placing 14th at the NCAA National Championship East preliminary meet. Throughout his time as a thrower at Belmont, Joe was tagged Belmont "Athlete of the Year" as well as Atlantic Sun "Most Valuable Performer" in 2010. On top of achieving the Atlantic Sun "Outstanding Male Field Performer" of the year in 2010 and 2011, he was dubbed Atlantic Sun "Athlete of the Week" a total of 9 times, and proceeded to place 9th at the USA Track and Field National Indoor Championships in 2011, and 10th in 2012. He is an NSCA All-American, a USTFCCCA All-Academic scholar-athlete, and was the recipient of the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Commissioner’s Scholar award. As he continued to grow and throw professionally, Joe finished his final year of graduate school as a graduate assistant track and field coach for the 2011-2012 season. On June 1, 2012, Frye was elevated to the position of Assistant Coach for Belmont Men’s Track & Field, taking a more sustained reign of the throwers, sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers. He recently obtained his Level 2 USATF Sprints/Hurdles/Relays coaching certification, as well as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification.

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Assistant Coach Joe Frye


Belmont Men’s Cross Country

K Y L E S U L L I N G E R Senior Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 2011: Competed in all six meets ... Two Top 50 finishes ... Season-best 42nd at Evansville Invitational ... 47th at Atlantic Sun Championships ... 82nd at Belmont Opener ... 89th at NCAA South Regional meet at Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... Seasonbest 8K time at Greater Louisville Classic (26:26.91)... Earned Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference honors. 2010: Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors ... Ran in one meet ... Placed 35th at Eye Opener Invitational (8K) with a time of 27:09. 2009: Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors ... Ran in all six meets ... Placed 10th out of 66 at Belmont Opener (5K) with a time of 16:09.41 ... Took 19th out of 125 at Crimson Classic (8K) in a time of 25:58.00 ... Was 42nd at Atlantic Sun Championships (8K) ... 59th at Panorama Farms Invitational (8K) hosted by the Univ. of Virginia in a time of 25:26.00 ... Top Bruin finisher, 74th out of 334 at Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic (8K) in a time of 25:27.44 ... 73rd at NCAA South Regional Qualifier. Prior to Belmont: Prepped at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy under Rick Lyons ... Finished second in the Division II State Cross Country Meet in 2008 ... Clocked a 5K personal-record of 15:37 ... Placed third at States in 3,200 on the track in 2008 ... Member of a 4x800 relay team that placed fourth in both 2008 and 2009 ... Held 1,600 personal-record of 4:28.00 and 9:28.10 for the 3,200. Personal: Born on June 10, 1990 in Fremont, Calif., to parents Glenn and Theresa Sullinger ... Would like to attend medical school to become a radiologist after graduating from Belmont ... Majoring in biology.

Student-Athlete Profiles

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Belmont Men’s Cross Country

m a t t m i l l e r Senior LaPorte, Ind. South Alabama 2011: Competed in all six meets .... Four Top 10 and five Top 15 finishes ... Top Belmont finisher at every race ... 4th at Atlantic Sun Championships en route to First Team AllAtlantic Sun honors ... 4th in Evansville Invitational ... 5th at Belmont Opener 5K ... 8th at Commodore Classic ... 14th at NCAA South Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala. en route to AllRegion Team honors ... Season-best 8K time at Greater Louisville Classic (24:54.31) ... Also named Belmont StudentAthlete Newcomer of the Year ... Academic All-Conference. Prior to Belmont: Spent one year at South Alabama. Prepped at LaPorte High in LaPorte, Indiana under coach Tim Beres ... Two-time winner at track Sectional and Regional (2007, 2008) ... Won the cross country Sectional, Regional and Semi-State in 2008 ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Placed eighth at Indiana Cross Country State Championships. Personal: Born Matthew William Miller on November 19, 1990 to parents David and Sherree Miller in LaPorte, Indiana ... Has two siblings: Claire and Evan ... Lists greatest sports thrill as a second place finish at Indiana XC Championships ... Majoring in History.

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Student-Athlete Profiles


Belmont Men’s Cross Country

j o s h h e l t o n RS Junior Franklin, Tenn. Independence HS 2011: Competed in all six meets ... Four Top 40 and three Top 30 finishes ... Season-best 11th at Belmont Opener ... 14th at Atlantic Sun Championships, earned Second Team All-Atlantic Sun honors ... 29th at Evansville Invitational ... 40th at Commodore Classic ... Season-best 8K time of 25:49.39 at Greater Louisville Classic ... Fourth on team at NCAA South Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala... Earned A-Sun AllAcademic honors. 2010: Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors ... Competed in five of six meets on the year ... Best finish was 36th at the Fast Cats Classic (8K), crossing the line in 27:55.28 ... Fastest eight kilometer time was 26:40.67, placing 267th at the Greater Louisville Classic ... Recorded a time of 26:44.09 (8K) at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships. 2009: Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors ... Redshirted. Prior to Belmont: A four-year letterman in track and cross country at Independence High School for head coach Luke Finley ... Finished in the top-10 in the Class AAA State Cross Country Meet as a junior and senior ... Clocked a cross country personal-record of 16:03 ... Graduated holding six school records in the 800m (1:56.51), 1,600m (4:20), 3,200m (9:39), 4x800m (8:15), distance medley relay, and 5,000m (16:03) races ... Also served as the team captain for the first Ultimate Frisbee team at Independence. Personal: Born Joshua Paul Helton on June 9, 1990 to parents Jeff and Lora Helton in Wheaton, Ill. ... Majoring in social entrepreneurship.

Student-Athlete Profiles

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Belmont Men’s Cross Country

b r a n d o n m a h a n e y RS Junior Lafayette, Tennessee Macon County High 2011: Competed in all six meets ... Four Top 30 finishes ... 23rd at Atlantic Sun Championships ... 28th at Belmont Opener ... 29th at Commodore Classic ... 30th at Evansville Invitational ... Ran season-best 8K at Greater Louisville Classic (25:50.49) ... Also competed in NCAA South Regional in Tuscalooa, Ala. ... Personal best 5K is 15:08... Earned Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference honors. 2010: Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors ... Competed in all six meets ... Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team after finishing 19th at the conference championships in a time of 25:43.25 (8K) ... Best 8K time on the season was 25:32.99, placing 147th at the Greater Louisville Classic ... Top overall finish was 16th, crossing the line in 26:33.10 at the Fast Cats Classic (8K) ... Also competed in the NCAA South Regional, taking 75th with a time of 32:47.35 (10K). 2009: Redshirted. Prior to Belmont: Two-time TSSAA Class A/AA Cross Country State Champion in 2007 and 2008 at Macon County High School under head coach Glen Gattis ... Clocked a 5K personal-record of 15:40 ... Three-time 3200 State Champion on the track in 2007, 2008, and 2009 ... Two-time 1600 State Champion as a junior and senior; runner-up as a sophomore ... Finished second at the State Meet in the 800 as a junior and senior ... 800 personal-record of 1:58.75 ... 1600 PR of 4:22.84 ... 3200 PR of 9:31.22. Personal: Born January 22, 1991 in Lebanon, Tenn. ... Parents are Teddy and Christina Mahaney ... Has one older brother, Kyle ... Majoring in Spanish and education.

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Student-Athlete Profiles


Belmont Men’s Cross Country

j o h n s h a r p e RS Sophomore Oak Ridge, Tenn. NC State Career at NC State (2010-12): Competed two seasons at NC State ... (2011): Finished 11th at the adidas Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 16 ... Ran 128th on Sept. 24 at the Roy Griak Invitational ... Ran at the Tribe Open on Oct. 15 and finished 5th in a time of 25:24 ... Lined up for the Pack on Oct 29 at the ACC Championships at the Musser Fruit Research Center at Clemson, S.C., and took 78th place in a time of 25:24.4 over the 8k course ... 2010 ... Redshirted the season ... Ran unattached in three races High School: Won the state championship in cross country as a senior in 2009, beating the runner-up by 17 seconds ... A two-time all-state runner in cross country ... Was all-state in track as a junior in the 4x800 relay and the 3200-meter run ... Was all-state again as a senior in the 3200 ... Helped lead Oak Ridge to the 2007 Nike Team Nationals in 2007 ... Earned All-America honors in cross country at the 2008 USATF Junior Olympics ... A member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Majoring in Social Entrepreneurship... Favorite movies include: The King’s Speech, The Dark Knight, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy... Hobbies include watching movies, playing sports, and reading... Favorite vacation place is Fripp Island, South Carolina... Has two brothers: Chris and Ben, Son of McRae and Kay Sharpe... Born October 1, 1991 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

m a r c u s b r i d g e r - w i l k i n s o n Sophomore Newbury, England St. Bartholomew s School 2011: Competed in five of six meets ... Three Top 50 finishes ... Season-best 22nd at Atlantic Sun Championships ... 32nd at Belmont Opener ... 44th at Commodore Classic ... Ran personal-best 8K at Greater Louisville Classic (25:52.93) ... Placed third on team at NCAA South Regional 10K in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... Earned Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference honors ... Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team ... A-Sun champion and NCAA Regional participant in 1500m ... Also competed for Great Britain in summer meets, including Olympic Qualifier. Prior to Belmont: Prepped at St. Bartholomew s School in Newbury, England, the same school as Bruin former assistant coach, Dave Milner ... Set the school 800m record of 1:51.75 ... Also set the Newbury Athletic Club U-15, U-17, and U-20 800m records. Personal: Born Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson on March 31, 1992 to parents Andy and Fiona in Oxford, England ... Has one sibling: twin sister, Eleanor ... Lists favorite athletes as Mo Farah, Tyson Gay, and Chris Hoy ... Favorite movies are Gladiator, Inception, and The Hangover ... Favorite singers are The Killers, Kings of Leon, and Red Hot Chili Peppers ... Hobbies include cycling, swimming and rugby ... Majoring in International Politics.

Student-Athlete Profiles

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Belmont Men’s Cross Country

D A V I D E V E R E T T Sophomore St. Louis, Mo. Westminster Christian Academy 2011: Ran in four of six meets ... Three Top-65 finishes...Season-best 37th at Belmont Opener ... 53rd at Evansville Invitational ... Ran personal-best 8K time of 27.12:26 at Greater Louisville Classic ... Also competed in Atlantic Sun Championships ... 5K personal best is 15:16. Prior to Belmont: Competed for four years at Westminster Christian in St. Louis for head coach Chris Ammen ... Won the State 4x800m relay during senior year ... Holds high school records for the 3200m (9:17) and the 4x800m relay (7:55). Personal: Born David William Everett on May 27, 1993 to parents Paul and Traci Everett in Houston, Texas ... Has two brothers, Andrew and Daniel, a twin attending Columbia University ... Major is undeclared.

k u r t i s g i b s o n Sophomore Highbridge, England Millfield School 2011: Competed in five of six meets ... 59th at Atlantic Sun Championships ... 70th at Evansville Invitational ... 78th at Belmont Opener ... Ran season-best 8K at Greater Louisville Classic (27:22.24)... Earned Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference honors. Prior to Belmont: Ran at Millfield for Head Coach Ian Humphreys ... Set Division 2 South-West records for the 800 meters in U17 and U20 divisions ... Also set 800 meter record for intermediate school ... Broke two minutes for the 800 meters for first time at U17 Somerset Championships. Personal: Born Kurtis Harley Gibson on October 12, 1992 in Weston-Super-Mare, England ... Son of David Gibson and Nichola Popham ... Majoring in mathematics ... Also enjoys soccer and piano.

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Student-Athlete Profiles


Belmont Men’s Cross Country

Z A C K B E A V I N Freshman Prospect, Ky. St. Xavier HS

Prior to Belmont: Four-year letterwinner and prep standout at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Ky. for head coach Chuck Medley ... 2011 Kentucky All-State in cross country and track ... Part of 2011 Kentucky State Champion in cross country ... Part of school and state record 4x800m relay team ... St. Xavier won two state titles and had two state runner-up finishes in four years ... Team captain ... Kentucky State Track Senior Distance Runner of 2012 ... Ran personal best mile of 4:19 ... Also 9:13 in 3200m ... Athlete of the Year by KYTrackXC.com. Personal: Son of Gary and Tina Beavin ... Born Zachary Lynn Beavin on May 24, 1994 in Louisville, Ky. ... Two siblings, Sam and Sophie ... Seven former high school teammates running collegiately ... Gave senior reflection at 2012 St. Xavier graduation ... Lists Bernard Lagat, Chris Solinsky, and Cam Levins as favorite athletes ... Plans to major in biochemistry.

K R I S H O W A R D Freshman Spring Hill, Tenn. Independence HS Prior to Belmont: Prepped in cross country and track at Independence HS in Franklin... finished 13th at the Class AAA State Championships as a senior... Earned All-State honors twice in cross country and three times in track... Selected to the All-Midstate cross country team twice... Elected team captain as senior for both cross country and track. Personal: Majoring in Chemistry... Would like a career as a pharmacist... Favorite musical groups are The Fray, Coldplay, and Reliant K... Hobbies include music, movies, and astronomy... Favorite foods are steak and pizza... Has two sisters: Rachelle and Kylie... Son of Kris and Camesha Howard... Born January 26, 1994 in Riverside, California.

Student-Athlete Profiles

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Belmont Men’s Cross Country

e a m o n n k i c h u k Freshman Unionville, Ont., Canada Bill Carothers Secondary School Prior to Belmont: One of the most decorated prep distance runners to come out of Canada in recent memory ... Qualified for 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in 3000m ... Reigning Royal Canadian Legion Junior 1500m champion ... Won is record tying time of 3:52.78 ... Also holds Royal Canadian Legion Junior 3000m record time of 8:25.99 ... Profiled in the Toronto Star at age 15 for having fastest 800m, 1500m, and 3000m times in province of Ontario ... Ran 800m in personal best 1:55.89 in Toronto in May 2011 ... Claimed multiple OFSSA prep distance championships ... Won 2011 York Region Athletic Association 7000m title ... Featured in fall 2012 issue of Canadian Running Magazine ... Featured in Parent Central magazine at age 14 ... Holds 400m and 800m meet records at Windsor Invitational ... Went four years in prep without losing a race. Personal: Born April 18, 1994 ... Father, Robert, ran distance at the Univ. of Florida ... Plans to major in business.

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Student-Athlete Profiles


Belmont Men’s Cross Country

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17. Florida A&M 417 18. Alabama 423 19. North Florida 429 20. Vanderbilt 479 21. South Alabama 509 22. South Florida 570 23. UT-Martin 595 24. Tennessee Tech 601 Individual Results 14. Matt Miller 50. Erick Kigen 66. Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson 68. Josh Helton 89. Kyle Sullinger 132. Brandon Mahaney

Time 31:38.50 32:55.00 33:19.00 33:20.50 33:40.20 34:53.80

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Belmont Men’s Cross Country

R E C O R D S RECORDS 8K Race William Kemey 10K Race William Kemey 30:05

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AWARDS AND HONORS USTFCCCA South Region Poll Finished in the Top Five three times Finished in the Top 10 in 11 of last 13 years In 2002, ranked as high as 2nd NCAA Championship Qualifier William Kemey . .1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Ryan Snellen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 All-South Region Jacob Buckman . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004, 07 Matt Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 William Kemey . . . . . . . .1999, 00, 01, 02 Nathan Kosiba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Kipkosgei Magut . . . . . . . . . . . .2006, 07 Micah McGowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Kyle McPhee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 Matt Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Ryan Snellen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Atlantic Sun Conference Championships (6) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Atlantic Sun All-Conference Honors 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 runners First Team: Matt Miller Second Team: Josh Helton 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 runners First Team: Hilary Cheruiyot Second Team: Erick Kigen 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 runner First Team: Jordan Anderson 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 runners First Team: Hillary Cheruiyot, Clay Hannah, Caleb Swartz Second Team: Kipkosgei Magut, Will Peters, Kip Hill 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 runners First Team: Kipkosgei Magut, Jacob Buckman, Hilary Cheruiyot, John Brigham 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 runners First Team: Kipkosgei Magut, Ryan Snellen, Kevin Stone Second Team: John Brigham, Clay Hannah

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First Team: Ryan Snellen, Jacob Buckman, Jeff Vyain 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 runners First Team: Andy Baksa, Issac Lafond, Ryan Snellen Second Team: Jacob Buckman 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 runners First Team: William Kemey, Nathan Kosiba, Ryan Snellen Second Team: Andy Baksa, Micah McGowan 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 runners First Team: Nathan Kosiba, William Kemey Second Team: Matt Day Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team 2011: Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson 2010: Erick Kigen, Brandon Mahaney 2007: Hilary Cheruiyot, Kip Hill 2006: Clay Hannah 2005: Caleb Swartz 2004: Kevin Stone 2003: Jacob Buckman, Isaac Lafond 2002: Andy Baksa, Sammy Shaw, Ryan Snellen Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year 2010: Erick Kigen 2007: Hilary Cheruiyot 2006: Clay Hannah 2005: Caleb Swartz 2003: Isaac Lafond Atlantic Sun Runner of the Year Kipkosgei Magut (2006, 2007) Brad Polley (2005) Ryan Snellen (2004) William Kemey (2001, 2002) Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year Jeff Langdon (2002, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07)

Atlantic Sun All-Academic Jordan Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . .2009, 10 Andy Baksa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003 Adam Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson . . . . . . . .2011 John Brigham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006 Jacob Buckman . . . . . .2003, 05, 06, 07 Hillary Cheruiyot . . . . . . . . . . . .2009, 10 David Everett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Kurtis Gibson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Clay Hannah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 Justin Hayden . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001, 02 Josh Helton . . . . . . . . . . . . .2009, 10, 11 Kip Hill . . . . . . . . . .2006, 07, 08, 09, 10 Nathan Holden . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004, 05 Daniel Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Daniel Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 William Kemey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Erick Kigen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010, 11 Nathan Kosiba . . . . . . .2001, 02, 03, 04 Calvin Locklear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Kipkosgei Magut . . . . . . . . .2006, 07, 08 Brandon Mahaney . . . . . . . . . . .2010, 11 Dan Matena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Ben McGlothlin . . . .2005, 06, 07, 08, 09 Micah McGowan . . . . . . . . . . . .2001, 02 Kyle McPhee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001, 02 Matt Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Brien Pafford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 Will Peters . . . . . . . . . .2006, 07, 08, 09 Brad Polley . . . . . . . . . .2003, 04, 05, 06 Evan Scruton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010, 11 Sammy Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003 Ryan Snellen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005, 06 Nolan Speichinger . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003 Kevin Stone . . . . . . . . .2004, 05, 06, 07 Kyle Sullinger . . . . . . . . . . . .2009, 10, 11 Caleb Swartz . . . . . . . .2005, 06, 07, 08 Jeff Vyain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Andrew Whitman . . . . . . . . . . . .2009, 10 Mark Woodward . . . . . . . . .2001, 02, 03

2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 runners First Team: Brad Polley, Adam Bishop, Dan Matena Second Team: Caleb Swartz 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 runners

Awards & Honors

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B E L M O N T

Belmont University sits on 75 historic acres two miles southwest of downtown Nashville, Tenn., a thriving metropolis known worldwide as Music City USA. In the mid-1800s, the land the university now occupies was known as the Belle Monte estate, the Victorian home of one of Tennessee s wealthiest couples, Joseph and Adelicia Acklen. Their antebellum Belmont Mansion remains today, flanked by university buildings separated in age by more than a century.

U N I V E R S I T Y

Belmont the highest ranked university in Tennessee in this category. In addition, Belmont was named a top "Upand-Comer" for the third year in a row, a high honor that indicates the strength of the university’s reputation and innovations.

Belmont University is among the fastest growing Christian universities in the nation with more than 6,300 students hailing from every state and 25 countries. Since 2000, enrollment has risen from just under 3,000 to 6,374 students for the 2011-12 school year, marking an increase of 114 percent. As enrollment steadily increases, so does the quality and diversity of each new class. Incoming freshmen represented 43 states and eight foreign countries and scored an average of 26.3 on the ACT.

Both Rolling Stone and Time magazines have hailed Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business as one of the best music business programs in the country. The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business has been named the best MBA program in the region, and Belmont s business administration and accounting programs have earned accreditation by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency in that arena. Moreover, Belmont s entrepreneurship program has been named a National Model Undergraduate Program by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and recognized as a Top 25 program by the Princeton Review.

Intent on being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. Belmont was ranked fifth on the U.S. News & World Report listing of "Best Universities" in the South in the master’s category for the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges, making

Located in the heart of Music City USA (Nashville, Tenn.), one of Belmont s consistent success stories comes from its world-renowned music and music business programs. Several big names in the music industry started their careers at Belmont including American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle, Christian recording artists Ginny Owens and

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Steven Curtis Chapman, and country stars Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley and Josh Turner. The annual Christmas at Belmont concert showcases performing ensembles from many different genres and has been broadcast nationwide on PBS eight years in a row. The University recently added a songwriting major to its offerings, one of only a few such programs in the country. Belmont is a student-focused, Christian community of learning and service where students hear from their first visit to campus until the day they graduate that they are created for a purpose in life. The Belmont faculty and staff dedicate themselves to preparing and empowering students to find their passion and use it to change the world. The university seeks to show every student how the love of Christ can compel them to lead lives of disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith. As Belmont s academic program offerings grow, so too does the physical campus. Additions include McWhorter Hall, Patton Hall and Bear House, Randall and Sadie Baskin Center of Law, The Gordon E. Inman Center, Troutt Theater, the Curb Event Center and E.S Rose Park.

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President - 13th 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 more than doubled 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 this fall. 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

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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. Co-authored with his wife Judy, Life Is a Gift features a collection of lessons learned from interviews with 104 terminally ill patients of Alive Hospice in Nashville. Dr. Fisher previously co-authored 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.

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

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M I K E

S T R I C K L A N D

Director of Athletics - 17th Year at Belmont

ABOUT MR. 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 State, Athletics Director 1987-96 Wichita State, Associate AD 1983-87

PERSONAL Wife: Martha Daughters: Leanna, Sara (Vaughn) Grandchild: Jacob

Now entering his 17th 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, transitioned from an NCAA Division I independent to the Atlantic Sun Conference and now the Ohio Valley 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, as well the most recent partnership with Metro Parks for athletic fields at E.S. Rose Park. This exciting new venture houses Belmont baseball, softball, soccer, and track & field. During his tenure, Strickland has overseen a program expansion from 11 to 17 teams of competition, 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 baseball and men s basketball in conference campaigns, Belmont Athletics won a staggering 36 Atlantic Sun Conference Championships in 11 years. In addition, the school has hosted 11 conference championships over the past seven years, most recently the 2011 A-Sun Cross Country Championships. Strickland has taken a leadership role in the A-Sun serving as chairman of the tournament committee and various other leadership capacities. 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 pro-

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gram. 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 eight of the past 10 years. The Bruins boasted over 76 percent of their student athletes with a gradepoint 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, including a program-best seven teams in 2011-12. 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 graduate of the University of Tennessee, and Sara Grace, a Belmont University graduate who is married to Belmont alumnus Jared Vaughn. Strickland has one grandson, Jacob.

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E X C E L L E N C E

In eleven storied years in the Atlantic Sun Conference, Belmont University enjoyed unparalleled success on the court and in the classroom. Belmont claimed the league’s All-Academic Trophy a remarkable nine times in 11 years, including five consecutive years upon entry into the A-Sun. Belmont student-athletes posted a 3.348 grade-point average (GPA) in the 2012 spring semester marking both the highest department GPA since Belmont became an NCAA Division I member institution in 1997 and the 29th consecutive semester in which the departmental GPA has exceeded 3.0. This past year, 165 out of 216 Belmont student-athletes earned All-Academic honors, giving the university the greatest percentage of All-Academic honorees at 76.39 percent. To be named an A-Sun All-Academic honoree, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.00 GPA or higher in the classroom during the academic year. The student-athlete must participate in a conference sponsored sport and be on the team’s final squad list. In the recent NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition List report, a program-best seven Bruin teams ranked among the top 10 percent nationally in measures of eligibility and retention. Men’s basketball and men’s soccer stand among a handful of institutions to have been honored all seven years of the APR program’s existence. Adding Belmont’s contributions, the OVC had a total of 25 teams receive APR Public Recognition. Mick Hedgepeth and Scott Saunders of men’s basketball and Drew Turner of baseball became the latest members to join the exclusive Belmont fraternity of Capital One Academic All-District honorees. Since 2000, Belmont has had 49 All-District recipients in 11 sports. Belmont also ranks among the nation’s best in Capital One Academic All-America selections (19) since 2001. We continue to marvel at the vast achievement of our student-athletes, Belmont University Director of Athletics Mike Strickland said. Embodying lofty standards in the classroom while also competing for and winning championships on the field of play is something that merits high praise.

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Academic Coordinator

Renee Schultz enters her eighth year as Academic Coordinator for Belmont’s Department of Athletics. She manages and oversees the extensive academic support programs offered to Belmont student-athletes which include weekly, one-on-one academic counseling sessions for new student-athletes, academic advising and class scheduling, tutoring, team-assigned laptops, and monitoring class performance. She works closely with coaches in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes, serving as the departmental liason for Admissions and meets with prospective student-athletes and their families during their recruiting visit. She also manages the department’s Academic Enhancement Fund. Schultz’s additional duties including managing the student-athlete academic center located within the athletic offices in the Curb Event Center. The academic center provides study tables and computers in a quiet, monitored study environment exclusively for Belmont student-athletes. Schultz earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a M.Ed. in Sports Administration from Belmont University. While at Belmont, she was a part of the Women’s Soccer Program and helped Captain the team in both 1999 and 2001. Schultz served as the Assistant Coach for the Women’s Soccer team from 2003-2004. She serves on various campus committees, including the University Advising Committee, Enrollment Services Committee Extended (ESCX), the Scholarship and Awards Nomination Committee, and the Academic Integrity Review Committee. Schultz also holds memberships in various professional organizations, including N4A (National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics) and NACADA (National Academic Advising Association). A native of University Place, Washington, Schultz currently resides in Nashville with her husband, Donovan and daughter, Brynn.

Graduate Assistants Allie Durben - Second Year Brittany Moore - First Year Intern

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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.

Ryan Feek Strength and Conditioning On June 1, 2012, Belmont University Director of Athletics Mike Strickland announced the hiring of Ryan Feek to the position of Strength and Conditioning Head Coach for Belmont University Athletics. Feek brings a wealth of experience and credentials to the Belmont University athletic program. Most recently, Feek served as a strength and conditioning coach for the St. Louis Rams. Working with the likes of Sam Bradford, Stephen Jackson and Chris Long, Feek monitored not only strength, speed and agility programs, but also flexbility, stretching, nutrition, recovery and injury prevention.

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, multijoint 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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The Illinois native also has extensive experience at the intercollegiate athletic level. From 2008-2010, Feek served as strength and conditioning coach at the Univ. of Washington, overseeing several olympic sports and rehab programs for Husky football. Prior to his stint in Seattle, Feek was strength and conditioning coach at Illinois Wesleyan from 2005-2008. 2004 took Feek to Durham, N.C., where he spent one year as the head olympic strength and conditioning coach at Duke University. Feek’s first full-time position was at the Univ. of Wisconsin, where he spent four years overseeing over 250 olympic sport student-athletes, student-workers and interns, while also supporting the Badger football program. Feek also served in graduate assistantship and internship capacities at Middle Tennessee State University, Illinois State University, and Texas A&M University. A 1999 graduate of Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Feek is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) and a United States Weight Lifting Federation Club Coach Level 1 Instructor (USAW). Feek is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

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M E D I C I N E

The Belmont athletic training department is housed in an 1,860 square foot state-of-theart 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 200 over athletes participating in 17 Division I varsity sports, the facility is staffed by five National Athletic Training Association Certified Athletic Trainers.

Rehab Area in Training Room

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 Paul Malloy - Head Athletic Trainer Men s Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field Kim Anderson - Asst. Athletic Trainer Women s Basketball, Cheerleading Kelly Bachus - Asst. Athletic Trainer Volleyball

Sports Med icine

Jon DeMarie - Asst. Athletic Trainer Baseball

Jay Sturm - Graduate Assistant Softball

Tim Lee - Asst. Athletic Trainer Men s Soccer, Golf

Michael Stevens - Graduate Assistant Cross Country, Track and Field

Megan Goerlinger - Asst. Athletic Trainer Women s Soccer, Tennis

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Nashville - M u s i c C i t y Nashville is home to many major sporting events and teams including the NFL s Tennessee Titians, the NHL s Nashville Predators, Nashville Sounds, LP Field and the Music City Bowl, Bridgestone Arena -- a regular site for SEC and NCAA basketball -- and NASCAR at the Nashville Superspeedway. A city of hardwood forests, rolling hills, huge parks and historic villages, Nashville ranks among the nation s best places to live with 1.5 million residents in a 13 county area.

Belmont is centrally located with the Nashville International Airport minutes from campus and just a 3-to-5 hour drive from St. Louis, Memphis, Louisville, or Atlanta.

The Capital of Tennessee since 1843, Nashville s government, financial and medical hub make it the Hottest City in America for Relocation and Expansion (Expansion Management).

Music City pays homeage to the city s rich musical heritage and active industry. Athens of the South recognizes dedication to fine arts and higher education.

Belmont is one of four NCAA Division I campuses in Nashville, and among 14 other area universities.

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2012 SCHEDULE DATE DAY

EVENT

LOCATION

8/31

Friday

Belmont Opener

Nashville, Tenn. (Percy Warner)

9/15

Saturday

Commodore Classic

Nashville, Tenn.

9/29

Saturday

Louisville CC Classic

Louisville, Ky.

10/12

Friday

Blue Ridge Open

Boone, N.C.

10/27

Saturday

OVC Championships

Oxford, Ala.

11/9

Friday

NCAA South Regional

Tallahassee, Fla.

11/17

Saturday

NCAA Championships

Louisville, Ky.


2012 Belmont University Men's Cross Country Media Guide