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ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT Chief’s Club.............Inside Cover

CREDITS: Executive Editor: Jim Lewis Contributing Editors: David McDowell, Dennis Davidson

THE TEAM Coaches Bios............................2 Player Profiles............................4 Record Book............................14

AROUND THE LEAGUE South Atlantic Conference.......16

CATAWBA’S CAMPUS Majors......................................22 Around the Community............26 North Carolina.........................27

Typesetting and Design: David McDowell, Leana Guzman Photographers: Jim Lewis, David McDowell, Chuck Williams, James Sipes Photography, Eli Wittum, Gregg Forwerck, Matt Owen Photography, Harold Hinson Photography, Ray Marsden, Nell Redmon, Curtis Fowler, Eric Wells, Dennis Switzer Catawba would like to thank: Kannapolis Intimidators, Carowinds, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Bobcats, US National Whitewater Center, Chuck Williams, Catawba College Public Relations, Christy Armstrong

QUICK FACTS: Name of School: Catawba College Location: 2300 W. Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144 Nickname: Catawba Indians Founded: 1851 Church Affiliation: United Church of Christ Enrollment: 1,200 Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Average Class Size: 15-20 School Colors: Blue & White Athletic Affiliation: NCAA II Conference: South Atlantic President: Brien Lewis Director of Athletics: Dennis Davidson Sports Information: Jim Lewis Sports Information Telephone: (704) 637-4720 Head Athletic Trainer: Bob Casmus Cross Country Coach: Bill Haggerty Cross Country Office Telephone: (704) 637-4473

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BILL HAGGERTY HEAD COACH Bill Haggerty is in his thirteenth year as head coach of the Catawba College cross country program as of 2012. Under Haggerty, the team has sent a men’s runner to NCAA II Nationals on four occasions. In his first year, he sent the program’s first runner, Jesse Howes, to the NCAA II Nationals. Haggerty previously coached women’s basketball before becoming an assistant with the men’s basketball team. He continues his duties as an assistant men’s basketball coach. He is the only coach in Catawba history to coach in four National Events in California, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. Haggerty graduated from Jefferson Township High School, where he ran cross country and played basketball. In cross country, he was a member of the team that won three state championships under Coach Bob Weir. He later returned to his former school to help Coach Weir with another cross country state champion. Haggerty attended Morris County Community College in New Jersey before transferring to Catawba, where he earned a degree in physical education. At Morris County CC, he had fast times of 4:17 in the mile during track season and a best of 23:20 for 8,000 meters and earned All-America honors. He also ran in numerous marathons, including Boston and New York City, with a best time of 2 hours, 24 minutes and 17 seconds. Haggerty was head women’s basketball coach at Catawba from 1984-87 and has served as the men’s basketball assistant for the past 25 years. During his tenure as women’s basketball coach, Haggerty helped turn a near-winless situation into a respectable program. Haggerty’s best year with the Lady Indians was 1985-86, when he led Catawba to a 17-15 record, setting 30 school records in the process. A 1979 Catawba graduate, Haggerty took the women’s basketball position at Catawba after serving as recreation director for Jefferson Township, NJ. He was also assistant coach in basketball, football and softball at Jefferson Township High School. He was born in New York City’s Bronx, but his family moved to Oak Ridge, NJ, during his childhood. Haggerty resides in Advance with his wife, Carolyn, who returned to school and graduated from Catawba in 1994. Their family includes a daughter, Amanda, and her husband Jeff with children Maya and Jonah, a son, Jared, and his wife Amie with a daughter Emma, and a son, Travis.

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RORI GODSEY ASSISTANT COACH Rori Godsey completed her sixth season as an assistant coach with the Catawba Cross Country program in 2012. She is a 2007 graduate of Catawba College with a degree in business. At Catawba, Godsey was a four-time All-South Atlantic Conference performer and earned All-Southeast Region honors three times. She was the first women’s runner to break 20 minutes over the 5k distance. Her best time was 19:39, which stands eighth all-time. She still holds the mark of 23:57 for a 6k. Godsey was a two-time all-conference runner at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, DC. She was All-Metropolitan as a senior. She currently resides in Salisbury.

BRITTANY CHESTER ASSISTANT COACH Brittany Chester completed her fourth season as an assistant coach with the Catawba Cross Country program in 2012. She is a 2009 graduate of Catawba College with a degree in environmental education. She currently teaches at West Rowan High School and resides in Mount Ulla with her husband Jason Chester. Chester was a member of the Catawba Cross Country team for four seasons. Her best time 5k time of 22:06 was the Presbyterian Invitational. At West Rowan High School, she was an all-conference and all-county selection.

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Jonathan Cooley YEAR: Senior HOMETOWN: Mooresville, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Lake Norman MAJOR: Environmental Science Member of SAC Honor Roll BIRTHDATE: Feb. 27, 1991 Son of Brian and Rachel Cooley

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

1

TOP 10:

3

BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 29:14

Christian Crifasi YEAR: Senior HOMETOWN: Ramseur, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Eastern Randolph MAJOR: Business Administration Member of SAC Honor Roll BIRTHDATE: Aug. 16, 1991 Son of Gary and Susan Smith BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 26:18 2012 All Region Academic Team 2012 SAC Scholar Athlete 2012 Second Team All-SAC

CAREER WINS:

8

TOP 5:

18

TOP 10:

24

4

2011 First Team All-SAC & All-Region 2011 SAC Tournament Runner-up 2010 Second Team All-SAC 2009 First Team All-SAC & Freshman of the Year Catawba Men’s 10K record holder: 32:14

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Justin Smith YEAR: Senior HOMETOWN: Greensboro, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Ragsdale MAJOR: Medical Technology Member of SAC Honor Roll BIRTHDATE: Dec. 8, 1990 Son of Cynthia Smith and Jerome Horne

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

4

TOP 10:

5

BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 27:17

Duane Beckley YEAR: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Salisbury, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Living by Faith Christian Academy MAJOR: Biology BIRTHDATE: July. 22, 1991 Son of Terry and Ruth Beckley

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

0

BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 40:44

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Mason Padgett YEAR: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Davidson, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Northwest Cabarrus MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: Feb. 20, 1993 Son of Lisa and Arlen Padgett BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 31:45

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

1

Alex Griffin YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: Monroe, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Piedmont MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: Sept. 20, 1994 Son of David and Remona Griffin BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 29:45

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

0

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Nathan hatley YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: King, NC HIGH SCHOOL: West Stokes MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: Aug. 30, 1992 Son of Jerry and Tammy Hatley BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 29:22

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

1

Matt Jordan-Steele YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: Lexington, NC HIGH SCHOOL: North Davidson MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: Oct. 24, 1993 Son of Mark Jordan and Wendy Steele

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

1

BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 30:29

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Kyle Mechling YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: Quinton, VA HIGH SCHOOL: New Kent MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: June 16, 1994 Son of Jeff and Amy Mechling BEST CAREER 8K TIME: 31:41

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

0

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2012 CATAWBA COLLEGE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Beckley Cooley Crifasi Griffin Hatley Jordan-Steele Mechling Padgett Smith Distance Winning Time

Team Points Place (Teams)

S/1 CC

S/7 CAT

S/15 MONT

S/22 WU

O/6 GBI

O/11 WING

O/20 SAC

N/3 SE Reg.

24:30(33) 17:58(23) 16:15(7) 17:55(22) --18:50(30) 18:22(27) 18:46(29) 18:00(24) 5k 15:22 103 4 (4)

48:29(29) 32:33(6) 29:12(2) 33:58(13) --33:38(10) 33:51(12) 33:16(9) 34:01(14) 8k 28:37 39 2 (5)

44:17(84) 32:07(53) 28:31(10) 32:18(55) 30:16(28) 32:29(57) 33:43(64) 31:45(48) 31:06(42) 8k 26:54 129 6 (8)

42:45(67) --27:14(5) 29:45(26) 29:22(22) 30:30(34) 32:41(51) 32:42(52) 29:38(25) 8k 26:27 97 3 (8)

43:20(128) 30:16(48) 27:09(6) 30:31(52) 29:49(39) 30:29(51) --32:28(81) 29:36(33) 8k 26:19 155 6 (15)

23:34(29) 17:39(15) --17:23(12) 17:01(6) 18:05(16) 18:33(18) 18:09(17) 17:22(11) 5k 15:37 55 2 (4)

40:44(81) 30:04(55) 27:46(11) 30:08(58) 29:27(46) 31:34(68) 31:41(69) --29:35(51) 8k 26:26 197 9 (10)

--37:36(138) 33:08(30) 36:41(130) 35:15(93) --39:15(152) 38:59(150) 36:38(127) 10k 31:19 508 19 (26)

* Denotes individual champion KEY: Bold denotes led team. CC (Coastal Carolina Inv.), CAT (Catawba Inv.), MONT (Montreal Inv.), WU (Bulldog Stampede), GBI (Hagenstone Inv.), WING (Pre-SAC Meet), SAC (SAC Championships), SE Reg. (NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet).

2012 CATAWBA COLLEGE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Boles Greene Hedgepeth Myers Purvis Thompson White Williams Distance Winning Time

Team Points Place (Teams)

S/1 CC

S/7 CAT

S/15 MONT

S/22 WU

O/6 GBI

O/11 WING

O/20 SAC

N/3 SE Reg.

20:31(21) --20:51(25) 19:54(16) 24:23(37) ----20:24(19) 5k 18:15 97 4 (4)

19:40(7) 22:05(22) 19:24(4) 18:58(1)* 22:16(23) ----19:21(3) 5k 18:58 36 1 (6)

21:36(12) 24:12(39) 21:57(16) 20:54(5) 24:57(47) ----20:55(6) 5k 19:52 70 3 (7)

21:42(31) 24:15(58) 21:10(23) 20:32(10) 24:39(62) ----20:57(18) 5k 19:09 126 5 (10)

21:16(21) 23:59(64) 21:27(23) 21:17(22) 25:15(72) ------5k 18:59 159 7(13)

21:36(15) 23:10(22) 21:10(14) 20:34(7) 24:03(26) ------5k 19:50 76 3 (4)

22:07(33) 24:34(66) 22:10(36) 21:25(24) 24:33(65) ------5k 19:27 208 8 (10)

25:37(94) 28:34(163) 25:52(101) 25:07(74) 29:48(171) ------6k 22:40 568 24 (27)

* Denotes individual champion KEY: Bold denotes led team. CC (Coastal Carolina Inv.), CAT (Catawba Inv.), MONT (Montreal Inv.), WU (Bulldog Stampede), GBI (Hagenstone Inv.), WING (Pre-SAC Meet), SAC (SAC Championships), SE Reg. (NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet).

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Jordan Greene YEAR: Junior HOMETOWN: Mooresville, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Mooresville MAJOR: Business Administration Member of SAC Honor Roll BIRTHDATE: July 1, 1992 Daughter of Mark and Julie Greene

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

2

BEST CAREER 5K TIME: 21:53

Olivia Myers YEAR: Junior HOMETOWN: Lexington, NC HIGH SCHOOL: West Davidson MAJOR: Biology Member of SAC Honor Roll BIRTHDATE: June 7, 1992 Daughter of Michael and Kim Myers

CAREER

BEST CAREER 5K TIME: 18:58

WINS:

2

2010 Second Team All-SAC

TOP 5:

8

SAC All-Freshman Team

TOP 10:

13

10

CATAWBA COLLEGE


Peyton thompson YEAR: Junior HOMETOWN: Winston-Salem, NC HIGH SCHOOL: North Davidson MAJOR: Business Administration BIRTHDATE: March 8, 1992 Daughter of Julia Thompson Heitman and Mackey Thompson

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

1

TOP 10:

5

BEST CAREER 5K TIME: 20:42 2010 Second Team All-SAC

Devan Purvis YEAR: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Spencer, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Jesse C. Carson MAJOR: Veterinary Medicine BIRTHDATE: Oct. 19, 1992 Daughter of Lynne and Neal Purvis BEST CAREER 5K TIME: 22:16

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

0

CROSS COUNTRY

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Erica Boles YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: King, NC HIGH SCHOOL: West Stokes MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: Oct 20, 1993 Daughter of Greg and Angie Boles BEST CAREER 5K TIME: 19:40

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

1

DEAnna HedgepEth YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: Wytheville, VA HIGH SCHOOL: George Wythe MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: Dec. 23, 1993 Daughter of Dennis and Lorraine Hedgepeth

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

1

TOP 10:

1

12

BEST CAREER 5K TIME: 19:24

CATAWBA COLLEGE


Elizabeth White YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: Salisbury, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Lake Norman MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: Dec. 10, 1991 Daughter of Erskine White and Julia Hayes

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

0

TOP 10:

0

BEST CAREER 5K TIME: N/A

Olivia Williams YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: Marshall, NC HIGH SCHOOL: Madison MAJOR: Undeclared BIRTHDATE: Sep. 9, 1994 Daughter of Cheryl Williams BEST CAREER 5K TIME: 19:21

CAREER WINS:

0

TOP 5:

1

TOP 10:

2

CROSS COUNTRY

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Catawba College Cross Country Records TOP ALL-TIME TIMES WOMEN - 5K 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14. 16. 17. 19. 21. 22. 25. 26.

Olivia Jacobs Olivia Myers Olivia Williams DeAnna Hedgepeth Jacque Thompson Maleah Cole Olivia Jacobs Rori Godsey Erica Boles Olivia Jacobs Rori Godsey Olivia Myers Maleah Cole Rori Godsey Maleah Cole Allison Dupree Rori Godsey Olivia Myers Carol Marquis Maleah Cole Rori Godsey Allison Dupree Allison Dupree Maleah Cole Maleah Cole Tricia Seaton Amber Rady

WOMEN - 6K 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

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Rori Godsey Rebecca DeFeo Rori Godsey Olivia Jacobs Maleah Cole Peyton Thompson Olivia Myers Maleah Cole Olivia Myers Peyton Thompson Jacque Thompson Olivia Jacobs Maleah Cole Maleah Cole Erica Boles Maleah Cole Toni Jorgensen DeAnna Hedgepeth Candace Hall

PLACE at Limestone at Salisbury Park at Salisbury Park at Salisbury Park at Limestone at Limestone at Southside Park at Lake Kristi at Salisbury Park at Crooked Creek Park at Wingate at Coastal Carolina at Haganstone at Southside Park at Belmont Abbey at McAlpine Park at Belmont Abbey at McAlpine Park at Lake Kristi at Belmont Abbey at Hagansone at McAlpine Park at Lenoir-Rhyne at Haganstone at McAlpine Park at Winthrop at McKylpine Park

DATE (9-20-08) (9-07-12) (9-07-12) (9-07-12) (9-20-08) (9-20-08) (10-03-08) (10-18-03) (9-07-12) (10-25-08) (10-25-03) (9-01-12) (9-26-09) (10-08-05) (10-03-09) (10-18-97) (10-07-06) (10-15-10) (10-12-02) (10-07-06) (9-30-06) (10-19-96) (9-18-99) (9-30-06) (9-01-06) (9-18-93) (10-18-97)

TIME 18:22 18:58 19:21 19:24 19:25 19:29 19:31 19:39 19:40 19:45 19:54 19:54 19:57 20:05 20:05 20:06 20:08 20:08 20:09 20:09 20:12 20:13 20:13 20:13 20:14 20:15 20:15

PLACE at Wingate at Wingate at Wingate at Wingate at Wingate at McAlpine at McAlpine at Wingate at McAlpine at McAlpine at Wingate at Wingate at Wingate at Wingate at McAlpine at Wingate at Wingate at McAlpine at McAlpine

DATE (11-06-04) (11-03-01) (11-04-06) (11-08-08) (11-07-09) (11-20-10) (11-05-11) (9-16-06) (11-03-12) (11-20-10) (11-08-08) (9-13-08) (11-04-06) (11-08-08) (11-02-12) (9-12-09) (11-04-06) (11-02-12) (11-05-11)

TIME 23:57 24:10 24:20 24:39 24:45 24:45 24:57 25:06 25:07 25:22 25:24 25:25 25:26 25:29 25:37 25:47 25:51 25:52 26:00

Park Park Park Park

Park Park Park

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MEN - 8K 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 22. 23. 24. 26. 27.

Ryan Willis Ryan Willis Brad Heron Jesse Howes Christian Crifasi Jesse Howes Christian Crifasi Ryan Willis Crisitian Crifasi Ryan Willis Erik Petersen Christian Crifasi Christian Crifasi Crisitian Crifasi Crisitian Crifasi Crisitian Crifasi Jesse Howes Crisitian Crifasi Crisitian Crifasi Ryan Willis Ryan Willis Christian Crifasi Christian Crifasi Jesse Howes Christian Crifasi Justin Smith Brad Heron

MEN - 10K 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Cristian Crifasi Cristian Crifasi Ryan Willis Cristian Crifasi Cristian Crifasi Ryan Willis Justin Smith Ryan Willis Ryan Willis Nathan Hatley Jesse Howes Chris Haney Donald McKenzie Ryan Willis Justin Garzone Eric Peterson Clay Yarbrough Justin Smith Justin Smith Alex Griffin

PLACE at Lake Kristi at Lake Kristi at Lake Kristi at Lake Kristi at Wingate at Lake Kristi at Wingate at Lake Kristi at Milikan Center at Wingate at Lake Kristi at Hagenstone Park at Panther Creek at Milliken Arboretum at McAlpine Park at Elon at Dan Nicholas Park at Hagenstone Park at Southside Park at Erskine at Lenoir-Rhyne at Panther Creek at Haganstone Park at Dan Nicholas Park at Wingate at Wingate at Wingate

DATE (10-18-03) (10-12-02) (10-18-03) (10-18-03) (9-24-11) (10-12-02) (11-06-10) (10-18-04) (9-05-09) (10-25-03) (10-18-03) (10-01-11) (10-22-11) (9-04-10) (10-15-10) (9-18-10) (9-08-01) (10-02-10) (10-24-09) (10-17-02) (10-11-03) (9-17-11) (10-06-12) (9-09-00) (9-22-12) (11-06-10) (10-25-03)

TIME 24:45 25:18 25:57 26:09 26:18 26:19 26:20 26:25 26:26 26:27 26:34 26:34 26:41 26:42 26:45 26:49 26:50 26:50 26:56 27:00 27:00 27:01 27:09 27:14 27:14 27:17 27:19

PLACE at McAlpine at McAlpine at Wingate at McAlpine at Wingate at SAS Park at McAlpine at SAS Park at SAS Park at McAlpine at SAS Park at Wingate

DATE (11-05-11) (11-03-12) (11-06-04) (11-20-10) (11-07-09) (11-08-03) (11-20-10) (11-09-02) (11-22-03) (11-03-12) (11-09-02) (11-03-07)

TIME 32:14 33:08 33:09 33:37 33:45 34:05 34:28 34:40 34:44 35:15 35:19 35:30 36:01 36:11 36:20 36:20 36:24 36:35 36:38 36:41

at at at at at at at

Park Park Park Park Park

Wingate SAS Park SAS Park McAlpine Park Wingate McAlpine Park McAlpine Park

(9-18-04) (11-09-02) (11-09-02) (11-05-11) (11-07-09) (11-03-12) (11-03-12)

Updated Nov-12

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The South Atlantic Conference is in its 37th year of athletic tradition and excellence. The distant forerunner of the South Atlantic Conference was the North State Atlantic Conference (NSIAC). The NSIAC was formed when the “Little Sixâ€?, as it was called, broke from the North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1930. These charter members included Lenoir-Rhyne College, Atlantic Christian, Catawba College, Guilford College, Elon College, and High Point University. The North State continued to grow over the next 30 years, adding Western Carolina (1933), East Carolina (1947) and Pfeiffer (1960). A name change became necessary when the OHDJXH DFFHSWHG 1HZEHUU\ DV LWV ÂżUVW 6RXWK Carolina member in 1961. The league took on the name Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) on May 20th of that year. The CIAC saw several changes in the following years as East Carolina withdrew from the league in 1962. Appalachian State and Western Carolina followed in 1971 and 1976. All three landed in the Southern Conference. The South Atlantic Conference was founded in 1975 solely as a football conference. The league received its name from a contest in which Kurt Brenneman of Greensboro, NC EHFDPHWKHÂżUVWWRVXEPLWWKH6$&PRQLNHU  7KH 6$& FRQVLVWHG RI &DUVRQ1HZPDQ College, Catawba College, Elon College, Gardner-Webb University, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Mars Hill College, Newberry College, and Presbyterian College. Dr. Fred Bentley, of Mars Hill College, was named league president for its inaugural year, by a vote of the member institutions.  $IWHU WKH ÂżUVW VHDVRQ RI SOD\ LQ WKH 6$& the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne College captured WKHÂżUVWIRRWEDOOWLWOH  ,Q  WKH OHDJXHÂśV WK \HDU RI RSHUDtion, the South Atlantic Conference became a comprehensive, multisport conference. Doug (FKROVZDVQDPHGWKHOHDJXHÂśVÂżUVW&RPPLVsioner. That year the South Atlantic ConferHQFH VSRQVRUHG  VSRUWV  IRRWEDOO PHQÂśV DQG ZRPHQÂśV EDVNHWEDOO EDVHEDOO VRIWEDOO PHQÂśVVRFFHUYROOH\EDOOPHQÂśVJROIPHQÂśVDQG ZRPHQÂśV WHQQLV /DWHU WKH FRQIHUHQFH JUHZ

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to 14 championship sports by adding women ÂľV VRFFHU   PHQÂśV DQG ZRPHQÂśV FURVV FRXQWU\  DQGZRPHQÂśVJROI   The South Atlantic Conference was composed of the same eight member institutions IURP  XQWLO  ZKHQ :LQJDWH 8QLYHUsity replaced Newberry College as the eighth member institution. Newberry later rejoined the conference in 1996.  ,Q-XO\RI7XVFXOXP&ROOHJHZDVDGmitted as a member of the league, and Lincoln Memorial University began play in the confer conference in the 2006-07 academic year. Brevard College was admitted as a provisional member LQDQGDIXOOPHPEHULQ  ,Q(FKROVUHWLUHGDIWHUVHUYLQJDV&RPmissioner for 19 years and Patrick Britz was hired as the new Commissioner. In July 2010, Anderson (S.C.) University EHFDPHWKHOHDJXHÂśVWKPHPEHU Today the conference is a group of ten private, liberal and civic arts colleges and universities, similar in size and athletic philosophy. Since becoming eligible for NCAA Division II postseason play in 1993, the league has sent representatives from all of its sponsored sports to NCAA postseason play. The league membership now includes Anderson University in Anderson, S.C.; Brevard College in Brevard, N.C.; Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, Tenn.; Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.; Lenoir-Rhyne University in

Hickory, N.C.; Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.; Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C.; Newberrryy College in Newberry, S.C.; Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn.; and Wingate University in Wingate, N.C.

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2010 – Anderson University (S.C.) joins conference z

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Patrick Britz

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Amanda Osburne

Eric Wieberg

Director of Internal Operations

Director of Strategic Communications

Amanda Osburne is in her second year as

Eric Wieberg is in his second year as

Director of Internal Operations at the South

Director of Strategic Communications

Atlantic Conference.

at the South Atlantic Conference. He is

Osburneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibilities include

responsible for managing all public and

maintaining and monitoring the day-to-day

media relations, digital and social media,

business operations of the conference, in

championship media coordination, awards

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and publications for the SAC, along with

and assisting with championship operations and compliance.

strengthening the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marketing strategies. He also serves as the liaison

She is also the on-site administrator of the SAC Tennis Championship.

to the SAC Athletic Trainers Committee, and is the on-site administrator for the SAC

Osburne came to the SAC after earning a Master of Human and Environmental

Baseball Championship.

Science in Sport Management from the University of Alabama. While at Alabama,



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she worked in Athletic Student Services, where she ensured student-athletes at-

the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website and enhanced the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social media presence to

tended class, helped with tutoring and assisted the athletes with developing goals.

efforts forts encompass multiple platforms. He also shifted the SACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s communication ef

She also volunteered with media relations for the 2010 BBVA Compass Bowl.

towards a greater focus on the student-athlete experience through mediums

Osburne graduated with her bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in commerce and business

including blogs and feature stories.

administration -- also from the University of Alabama. She worked as a teaching



assistant in the business school during her undergraduate years.

plan.

In the summer of 2009, Osburne was an intern for the Director of Marketing



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of the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs minor league hockey franchise. In the winter

stafff and the NCAA Postgraduate Internship program. Division I Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball staf

of 2009, she served as an intern for the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Manager.

He performed a variety of duties associated with planning and operating the 2010

Osburne is originally from Shreveport, La., and currently resides in Rock Hill.

and 2011 NCAA Division I Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball Championships, with a primary focus on media coordination for the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 preliminary-round sites and the Final Four. In addition, Wieberg provided project management support for the 2011 Final Four â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tyler â&#x20AC;&#x153;T ylerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Courtâ&#x20AC;? community initiative, developed resources for the championshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection, seeding and bracketing process, and helped operate the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mock selection programs. He also served on project teams for the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar and Final Four Career in Sports Forum. staff,f, Wieberg earned his Master of Education degree Prior to joining the NCAA staf in sport management from the University of Texas. While at Texas, he worked in the Longhorn Foundation -- UTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic development arm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; performing a variety of fundraising and event planning duties. Wieberg graduated in 2008 with his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas, where spent four years as a student assistant in WKH XQLYHUVLW\ÂśV DWKOHWLF PHGLD UHODWLRQV RIÂżFH :LHEHUJ DOVR VHUYHG DV D PHGLD coordinator for the 2007 Big 12 Tennis Championship and assisted the Big 12 at multiple football and basketball championships during his time at KU. While a student at Kansas, he also completed a summer internship at the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in Kansas City. Originally from Lawson, Mo., Wieberg resides in Rock Hill.

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CATAWBA COLLEGE


Higher education has lasting importance on an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future success. For this reason, the emphasis for the student-athlete experience in Division II is a comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting. The Division II approach provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, learning in high-level athletics competition and development of positive societal attitudes in service to community. The balance and integration of these dif different ferent areas of learning opportunity provide Division II student-athletes a path to graduation while cultivating a variety of skills and knowledge for life ahead.

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You’ll be ready

for the global challenges that you’ll face in your first job or career and

all the others that will follow.

Faculty & staff here are devoted to the development

of each individual and Catawba offers you an education

rich in personal attention .

Catawba prepares students to reach their highest potential. Generations of our alumni can

say they were able to take on

the world because they

chose Catawba.

Le: Jasika Nicole Pruitt,

a 2002 alumnus,

portrays Junior Special

Agent Astrid Farnsworth

in the Fox television

series, "Fringe," and

William Lacy Swing, a 1956 alumnus and

six‐me U.S. Ambassador.


Catawba blends the knowledge of liberal studies with career preparation.


2012 Catawba College Cross Country  

2012 Catawba College Cross Country Media Guide

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