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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 2014 Roster Season Preview The Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Superintendent Director of Athletics Athletics Facilities Strength & Conditioning Staff Directory

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Coast Guard Women’s Cross Country Coaching Staff Player Bios History

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The 2014 Women’s Cross Country Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academy’s Athletic Media Relations Office.





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204 COAST GUARD CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAINS (L-R) Cameo Ulbricht and Beth Gollin

2014 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Name Kendall Auth Andrea Barrameda Chloe Benoist Rachel Burchill Emily Cox Clara Dahill-Baue Rheanastasia Doctolero Savanah Ebhert Annabelle Gagnon Beth Gollin Jenn Haley Ashlee Johnson Gretchen Krause Niki Kruger Tara Larkin Jess Mulroy Kyndall Percival Carolyn Smith Maral Toukhanian Bonny Turnage Cameo Ulbricht


Staff Head Coach Assistant Coaches Faculty Rep. and Coach Captains


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Hometown Elliott City, Md. Stockton, Ca. Crystal River, Fla. Oklahoma City, Ok. Topsham, Maine Amherst, Mass. Homestead, Fla. Woodland Park, Col. Mount Airy, Md. Oneonta, N.Y. Coventry, R.I. Highlands Ranch, Col. Doylestown, Pa. Coronado, Ca. New Milford, Conn. Rochester, N.Y. Albuquerque, N.M. Downers Grove, Ill. Troy, Mich. Mechanicsville, Va. Oysterville, Wash.

Ethan Brown (6th Season) Greg Ahnrud, Mariette Ogg, Andrew Price Chris Armstrong Beth Gollin, Cameo Ulbricht


2014 SEASON PREVIEW The Bears, under the leadership of sixth-year head coach Ethan Brown, is committed to continuing the success of the 2013 team in both the formidable conference and region. The team is returning seven of its top runners from a team last season that finished in 3rd place in the NEWMAC Conference and in 12th place in the NCAA New England Region. Senior captain and All-New England runner Beth Gollin is expected to be the team’s top runner this season. Gollin finished 8th at last year’s NEWMAC Championship and nabbed All-New England honors with a 35th place finish at NCAA New England Regional Meet. Gollin continued her success on the track as she competed at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship for the second year in a row.

Other Bears expected to make in impact in team scoring include sophomore Bonny Turnage (23:59 XC 6K and 5:05.09 Outdoor 1500 meters) and sophomore Jenn Haley (23:53 XC 6K and 5:08.16 Outdoor 1500 meters) who both ran at the Regional Meet last season and sophomore Chloe Benoist


Since the close of last year’s cross country season the team made major strides during the indoor and outdoor track season. The team has set the goal of breaking the top ten at the regional meet this upcoming season and cementing their spot as one of top teams in the a very competitive region. Brown has great confidence in his team saying, “This is a goal we have set and it is going to be a challenging one as New England is one of the most competitive region’s in the country, however the team is poised and ready to crack the top ten in the region.” Brown is also excited about the incoming group of freshmen saying ,” We have a talented group of freshmen joining the team this year who will help play a supporting role as we progress through the season. It is possible that some of our freshmen will step up into the top seven and be key contributors.” Freshmen joining the team this year include: Rachel Burchill, Emily Cox, Savanah Ebhert, Annabelle Gagnon, Ashlee Johnson, and Maral Toukhanian.


Entering only her second season of cross country, junior Carolyn Smith also looks to make a major contribution to the Bears team this season. Smith quickly moved into the Bears top seven last year and continued the success on the track. Last outdoor track season she became the second fastest 10,000 meter runner in school history with a time of 38:50.18.

(5:02.05 Outdoor 1500 meters) who was one of the Bears top finishers at the ECAC Championship meet.


COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelor’s of Science degree program Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin Highly selective admissions standards No tuition, traditional application process No congressional nomination necessary Education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership development 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment Two graduates have been NASA Astronauts 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guard



COAST GUARD QUICK FACTS The Coast Guard Academy has 23 Intercollegiate sports (12 men’s, 10 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class



REAR ADMIRAL SANDRA L. STOSZ ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT FOURTH YEAR Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz assumed the duties of the 40th Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 3, 2011. She reported to the Academy after serving as the Director of Reserve and Leadership at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. There she was responsible for developing policies to recruit, train and support approximately 8,100 Coast Guard Reservists.


Rear Admiral Stosz is a surface operations officer with 12 years at sea, including command of two cutters – an icebreaking tug on the Great Lakes and a medium endurance cutter that patrolled North Atlantic and Caribbean waters. She and her crews executed many of the Coast Guard’s 11 missions such as drug and alien migrant interdiction, fisheries enforcement, search and rescue, polar and domestic icebreaking and ports and waterways security. Between sea duty tours Rear Admiral Stosz specialized in personnel and resource management and program review. She served tours of duty as Chief of Officer Assignments and as Program Reviewer and Acquisition Funds Coordinator for Coast Guard major systems acquisitions, including the 225-foot buoy tenders and 87-foot coastal patrol boats. She broadened her experience as the Secretary of Transportation’s military assistant and years later as the Commandant’s executive assistant. She has served as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s recruit training center in Cape May, New Jersey and as Director of Coast Guard Enterprise Strategic Management and Doctrine where she was responsible for aligning enterprise level strategic and management functions with the Commandant’s strategic intent. Rear Admiral Stosz graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in Government. She was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994. In 2000 she completed an executive fellowship in national security through the MIT Seminar XXI program, and she earned a Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2004. In 2009 she attended the Navy’s Executive Business Course at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler business school. Rear Admiral Stosz’s personal awards include three Legion of Merit Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.



TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOURTH YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick just completed his third academic year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGA’s athletic program has seen growth in several key areas. In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 21 NCAA sports, has overseen a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bear Club). Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department produced its first-ever women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium) for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England, and has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&MCorpus Christi for two years prior to his arrival at USCGA, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.

Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections. Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy. Fitzpatrick directed a fundraising effort that saw Army’s “A Club” donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000


He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatrick’s work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the men’s basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 199294. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year men’s basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the league’s national and local television syndication efforts. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982. Tim is married to Kerry Marks, and they have a son, James.



While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.

to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.

COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.

COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships.

ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.




NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.

NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).

CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.



Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.

Joe Crozier

Strength and Conditioning Coach


Joe Crozier is in his second year as the head of the Strength and Conditioning Program with the Coast Guard Athletic Department. Crozier came to the Academy from California State University-Chico where he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and his masters degree in kinesiology. Joe is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with distinction through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Joe designs and implements workout regimens for all of our varsity sport programs. Working with teams both in-season and out-of-season, Joe’s focus is to better prepare athletes for competition by concentrating on sport-specific programs designed to achieve the ultimate level of success. Coast Guard’s strength and conditioning program is dedicated to ensure each cadet-athlete is equipped with the correct instruction, knowledge and guidance to reach their peak performance level and to decrease the potential for injuries. Our program also preaches the importance of a proper, nutritionally balanced diet as well as appropriate pre-game and post-game routines to ensure safe preparation, performance, and recuperation for each contest.



ADMINISTRATION Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Tim Opstrup Chris Parsons Jason Southard Casey McGarvey Art Lamoureux Andrea Stewart Donna Koczajowski Katherine Bossardet Vi Oliver Joe Crozier Bruce Cobb Marc Grindstaff

Title Director of Athletics Associate AD/Director of Physical Education Assistant AD/Business Manager Assistant AD/Compliance Director of Media Relations Media Relations Assistant Director of Athletic Operations Senior Women’s Administrator Senior Women’s Administrator Associate Office Manager Administrative Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Head Equipment Manager Assistant Equipment Manager

Phone 860-444-8600 860-701-6798

860-444-8601 860-701-6799 860-444-8604 860-444-8600 860-444-8580 860-444-8409 860-444-8608 860-444-8606

Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone 860-444-8619 860-701-6618 860-701-6415 860-701-6416 860-701-6617

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8581 860-701-6132

Title Head Coach Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Wide Receivers Defensive Line Tight Ends/Quality Control Running Backs

Phone 860-444-8584 860-444-8605

860-444-8602 860-701-6197 860-701-6800

ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Kevin Colasurdo TBA Jake Ibey Shannon Nickels

BASEBALL Name C.C. Grant Kevin Jaskiewicz

FOOTBALL Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jordan Berrian Jay Driscoll Pat Knowles Don Miller

860-444-8581 860-701-6805 860-701-6767

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588


Name TBA

Title Head Coach


PISTOL & RIFLE Name Richard Hawkins

Title Shooting Sports Coach

Phone 860-701-6886

Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach

Phone 860-444-8577 860-701-6291 860-444-8325

Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8604

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6594 860-701-6960

SAILING Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly

SOFTBALL Name Donna Koczajowski Amanda Illinger Dana Fleischmann

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Name Alex Ivansheck TBA Catherine Lewis

WOMEN’S CREW Name Jen Meuse Jodi Hope LT Vicky Futch

Title Phone Rowing Coordinator/Head Coach 860-444-8679 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach


Name Susan Grant Amanda Illinger Beth Nakagawa Anthony Occhialini

Title Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6744

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-444-8582

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590


Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6805

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-701-6197

Name Aylene Ilkson Alex Amaylon Sarah Lang-Rodean


Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8589

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

MEN’S SOCCER Name Chris Parsons Patrick McCarney Anthony Occhialini



MEN’S LACROSSE Name Ray LaForte Mike Higbie Pat Powers

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590

Title Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6595

WRESTLING Name Kevin Bratland



Title Head Coach Interim Men’s Head Coach

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

WOMEN’S SOCCER Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach

MEN’S CREW Name Colin Regan Mike Shugrue

Name John Westkott Mary Westkott

Name Ruth Ness

MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono




Ethan Brown begins his fourth season as the head coach of men’s & women’s track & field, while he is in his third season as head coach of the men’s cross country team and sixth season directing the women’s cross country team. Coast Guard’s track & field and cross country teams are beginning to build momentum on the regional and national stage. Since taking over the helm of both cross country, the men’s and women’s cross country team placed as high as ninth and 12th respectively (both last season) with a pair of men’s runner earning All-New England honors last year. Brown was named the NEWMAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year last season as he led the Bears to a second place finish, their best in the last three seasons while the team went on to finish ninth at the New England Championships, the Bears best finish since 2005. On the track and in the field, several athletes have gone on to represent Coast Guard at regional meets in both cross country and track & field, while 6 have earned All America honors including 4-time All-American in the hurdles, Adam Scalesse. Prior to becoming head coach at Coast Guard, Brown served as an Assistant Coach for Track & Field for two years, working primarily with Sprinters, Jumpers and Multi-Eventers, helping 32 athletes on to All-Region honors and Carl Luxhoj to earn AllAmerica honors three times in the long and triple jump. Prior to joining the staff at Coast Guard, Brown was an assistant coach for both cross country and track & field at Babson College from 2006-2008. While at Babson, Brown helped guide 16 athletes on to NCAA regional qualifiers and 17 track athletes to the ECAC Championships. Before arriving at Babson, Brown served as an assistant coach for the men’s track & field team at his alma matter, Springfield College from 2003-2005. During his time at Springfield, brown primarily worked with Sprints & Jumps where he coached several athletes to regional honors and 6 athletes to earn All-America honors in the 400 meters, 4x400, long jump, and high jump.


In college, Brown was a standout at Springfield College where he was a two-time All-New England high jumper. In 2001, he qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships where he finished 12th. He holds a Master’s of Education in Sports Management from Springfield College and professional certifications including; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA and USA Track & Field (USATF) Level I and Level II (Jumps) certified coach.



GREG AHNRUD ASSISTANT COACH THIRD SEASON Greg Ahnrud is in his third season as a cross country and track and field assistant coach at the Coast Guard Academy. Ahnrud served as an assistant coach for both cross country and track & field at Rhode Island College from 2009-2012 where the women’s team set 18 individual records and five relay school records and the men’s team set 13 individual records and eight relay school records during his time at the school. The last two seasons, the RIC men’s outdoor track team had its best finishes at the New England Championships, placing 10th in 2011 and seventh last season of the over 50 schools competing. Ahnrud competed for the Rhode Island College cross country and track programs from 2006-08 after transferring in from Assumption College. During his time as an athlete at RIC, he served as a team captain and was a middle distance event specialist where he earned New England Alliance Conference honors several times. During the cross country season, he was one of their top runner’s at the conference and regional stages. Coach Ahnrud holds both a USATF Level 1 and Level 2 (distance) coaching certificate. His coaching background is also highlighted with experience in strength training and gait analysis.

MARIETTE OGG ASSISTANT COACH THIRD SEASON LT Ogg, a 2004 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy is an assistant coach for the Bears. She served aboard Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis (WHEC-725) in Honolulu, Hawaii where she qualified as a Deck Watch Officer and Boarding Officer. Upon completion of her tour aboard CGC Jarvis in 2006, LT Ogg reported to Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) San Francisco (91105) in Alameda, California where she qualified as a Boat Crew Member, received certification as an Air Force Load Planner, and served as the unit’s Planning Officer and Weapons Officer. In 2009, LT Ogg transferred to Coast Guard District Thirteen in Seattle, Washington where she served as the Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security (PWCS) Officer and flag aide to the Thirteenth District Commander. She reported to the United States Coast Guard Academy in May 2011.



ANDREW PRICE ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON Lieutenant Junior Grade Andrew Price, originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. While at the Academy, he was a member of both the cross country and track teams, becoming a team captain for cross country his junior and senior years. After graduation, his first assignment was as a Deck Watch Officer on Coast Guard Cutter DILIGENCE (WMEC 616), home ported in Wilmington, North Carolina. Onboard DILIGENCE he served as the Assistant Navigator and Support Department Head conducting drug and migrant interdiction, search and rescue, and fisheries enforcement missions. LTJG Price was then deployed as part of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia under the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Manama, Bahrain. During the deployment he served as Operations Officer on CGC WRANGELL (WPB 1332) and later, CGC MONOMOY (WPB 1326) as well as a Battle Watch Captain for Commander, Destroyer Squadron 50 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE/ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON LCDR Armstrong, a 2001 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, serves as the Officer Representative and an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s cross country team. While in High School, Armstrong ran cross country and track & feld where he specialized in distance events. At the Academy, he continued his running on both the cross country and track & field teams. After graduation, he headed to Coast Guard Cutter Bear from 2001 to 2003 where he was Student Engineer, Damage Control Assistant, and Assistant Engineer Officer. He was qualified Engineering Officer of the Watch, Deck Watch Officer, and Boarding Team Member. In 2003 he headed to the University of Rhode Island to pursue his Masters Degree.


From 2005-2008, LCDR Armstrong headed to CG Headquarters where he was assigned as the C4IT Project Manager for the new National Security Cutters being constructed. He over saw the design and installation of over $300 million of equipment on each asset. In 2009 He fleeted up to the Deputy C4IT Acquisition Planner where he was responsible for outlining a $2.3 billion strategic acquisition plan for C4IT equipment on all CG assets over the next 20 years. In 2009, LCDR Armstrong reported to Electronic Systems Support Unit Miami (ESU) as the Operations Officer; overseeing 24/7 operational readiness of all C4IT equipment in the D7 Area of Responsibility. In 2011, LCDR Armstrong was fleeted up to be the Executive Officer of ESU Miami where he was responsible for executing a $2 million budget annually and overseeing 225 personnel. LCDR Armstrong reported CGA in the summer of 2013 where he currently teaches in the Electrical Engineering Section. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s and Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business. LCDR Armstrong is a 2008 Copernicus Award Recipient from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).




Kendall is in her fourth year as a member of the cross country team at the Academy. She is the daughter of Greg and Lisa Auth and is majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. BEFORE CGA Auth was a two-sport athlete at River Hill (Md.) High, running cross country for coach E.E. Laver … also a member of the school’s track team … has one brother, Trevor (23) … she has had numerous family members serve in all the branches of the military. GETTING TO KNOW KENDALL Kendall’s favorite TV show is Downtown Abbey and her favorite song is Riptide by Vance Joy. Her favorite restaurant is Panera and her favorite books include Gone With the Wind, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Great Gatsby.



Beth is a member of the Dean’s List and Commandant of Cadets List. She earned All-New England (35th place in 22:16) and All-conference (8th place in 18:49) honors in cross country last season as well as All-New England honors in the 3,000 meters (7th place) during the indoor track season and All-New England honors in the 3,000 meter steeplechase as she finished third during the outdoor track season. Beth earned a second straight berth to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 3,000 steeplechase where she placed 13th overall last year. She is the daughter of George and Christine Gollin and is majoring in Civil Engineering. BEFORE CGA Gollin was a four-sport athlete at Oneonta (N.Y.) High, running cross country for coach David Forbes … she was a two-time team captain … also a member of the school’s soccer, track, and indoor track teams … has two brothers, Joey and Benny. GETTING TO KNOW BETH Beth’s favorite book is Heart and First and her favorite movie is Saw. She lists ice cream as her favorite snack food and How I Met Your Mother as her favorite TV show. She considers Dave Forbes to be the greatest coach to ever live.



CAMEO ULBRICHT SENIOR OYSTERVILLE, WASH. Cameo will serve as a team co-captain this season. She was the fourth Coast Guard finisher at the ECAC Championships last year as the Bears placed 12th and she was the tenth Bear finisher at the NEWMAC Championships as the team placed third. Cameo is the daugther of Rick and Ramona Ulbricht and she is majoring in Government. BEFORE CGA She was a captain for coach Sarah Taylor at Ilwaco High placing 12th in the state as a junior and sixth as a senior ... also captain of track and field team where she placed sixth in the state in the 800 meters ... was also on the basketball team for three seasons ... had a younger brother Ryan ... two of her uncles served in the military, one in the Army and one in the Navy. GETTING TO KNOW CAMEO Cameo’s favorite food are tamales and her favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy. Her favorite movie is The Heat and her singer is Luke Bryan. She is a Seattle Seahawks fans and her favorite athlete is middle and long distance runner Steve Prefontaine. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Ronald Reagan or George Washington.

JESSICA MULROY JUNIOR ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Jessica is in her third year as a member of the Coast Guard cross country and track teams. She is the daughter of Chris and Grethel Mulroy and is majoring in Operations Research and Computer Analysis.

GETTING TO KNOW JESSICA Jessica’s favorite actress is Emma Watson and her favorite movie is Apollo 13. If she could visit any sports stadium or arena she would choose Wrigley Field and her favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany. If she could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Susan B. Anthony.




BEFORE CGA Mulroy was a three-sport athlete at Pittsford Sutherland (N.Y.) High, running cross country for coach Jim Erwin … also a member of the school’s indoor and outdoor track teams … served as a team captain in all three sports as a senior … has a younger sister, Casey (18).

GRETCHEN KRAUSE SOPHOMORE DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA Gretchen capped a solid freshman season by earning All-conference honors with a 11th place finish in 19:02.31 at the NEWMAC Championships last season. She is the daughter of Kurt and Meghan Krause and is majoring in Civil Engineering. BEFORE CGA Krause was a three-sport athlete at Central Bucks West (Pa.) High, running cross country for coach Kiki Bell … also a member of the school’s indoor and outdoor track teams … team captain and All-State selection in all three sports as a senior … has one brother, Max (16), and one sister, Amelia (14). GETTING TO KNOW GRETCHEN Gretchen’s favorite movie is the Bourne Ultimatum while her favorite actor is Matt Damon. Her favorite professional athlete is U.S. track star Lolo Jones and if she could visit any sports stadium or arena she would choose Franklin Field. If she could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be St. Joan of Arc.

CAROLYN SMITH JUNIOR DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS Carolyn enters her third year on the Bears cross country team. Smith was named to the NEWMAC and the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic teams last season. She is the daughter of Tom and Sue Smith and is majoring in Marine and Environmental Science. BEFORE CGA Smith was a two-sport athlete at Downer’s Grove North (Ill.) High serving as a team captain in both soccer and swimming as a senior … has an older brother, Yost (25), who is a dentist in the Air Force … her grandfather was also an Air Force dentist. GETTING TO KNOW CAROLYN Carolyn’s favorite college team, other than Coast Guard, is the University of Illinois and her favorite pro sports team is the Green Bay Packers. Her favorite restaurant is Luminati’s and her favorite TV show is Suits. If she could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Mother Teresa.



CHLOE BENOIST SOPHOMORE CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA Chloe is back for her second season with the Bears. She was the third Coast Guard runner to cross the finish line at the ECAC Championships last season as Coast Guard placed 14th. She is the daughter of Justin and Jacqueline Benoist. BEFORE CGA She was team captain and competed at the state championship meet for for coach Epstein and coach Thompson at Lecanto High ... also captain of the track and two-times district champion soccer team ... has a younger brother Chase. GETTING TO KNOW CHLOE Chloe’s favorite food is steak or sushi while her favorite snack food is hummus and chips. Her favorite movie is Zoolander and her favorite actor is Johnny Depp. She is a Florida Gators fan and her favorite athlete is Christiano Ronaldo. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Queen Elizabeth I.

JENN HALEY SOPHOMORE COVENTRY, RHODE ISLAND Jenn was the fifth Coast Guard runner to cross the finish line at the NEWMAC Championships and ran at the Division III New England Championships last season. She is the daughter of Matt and Fran Haley and is majoring in Naval Architecture. BEFORE CGA She was captain and All-state performer for coach Michaela Driscoll at Coventry High and was also captain and All-state on the track and field team ... has a brother Matt. GETTING TO KNOW JENN Jenn’s favorite food are bagels while her favorite snack food are bananas. Her favorite TV show is Psych and her favorite movie is Forrest Gump. Jenn’s favorite singer is Kesha and her favorite actor is Zac Efron. Her favorite book is The Great Gatsby and her favorite pro sports team is the Boston Red Sox.



BONNY TURNAGE SOPHOMORE MECHANICSVILLE, VIRGINIA Bonny returns after a solid freshman season in both cross country and track. Turnage was part of both the DMR and 4x800 relay teams which earned All-New England honors during the indoor track season. She is the daughter of Charles and Nancy Turnage and is majoring in Civil Engineering. BEFORE CGA Turnage was a five-sport athlete at Lee-Davis (Va.) High, running cross country for coach Neil Mathews … also a member of the school’s indoor and outdoor track, swimming, and soccer teams … she earned numerous alldistrict and all-regional honors on her way to graduating as class valedictorian … was a team captain in four sports as a senior … has one brother, Mitchell (14), and one sister, Carrie (21). GETTING TO KNOW BONNY Bonny’s favorite movie is John Tucker Must Die and her favorite restaurant is Moe’s Southwest Grill. The mostused app on her phone is Snapchat and her favorite college team, other than Coast Guard, is VCU. If she could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Erik Weinhenmayer, the first blind man to climb Mount Everest.



2013 RESULTS --- 3rd Place at NEWMAC Championship Date



Sep. 7

@ Smith College Invitational

Sep. 21

@ Southern Maine Invitational

Sep. 28

@ Purple Valley Invitational

Oct. 5

@ Paul Short Invitational

26th place

Oct. 12

@ James Early Invitational - @ Westfield State

14th Place

Oct. 19

@ Conn. College Invitational

8th Place

Nov. 3

@ NEWMAC Championship - @ Franklin Park (Boston)

3rd Place

Nov. 9

@ ECAC Championship - @ Roger Williams

14th Place

Nov. 16

@ N.E. Division III Championship - @ Southern Maine

12th Place

3rd Place 12th Place 8th Place

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY NCAA Team Finishes 1992 13th place 1994 1995 1995

All-New England Marv Cassidy (30th) Julie Fritz (7th) Jean Garvin (12th) Julie Fritz (28th) Julie Fritz (15th) Angelic Donovan (23rd) Cathy Gross (14th) Angelic Donovan (15th) Tammy Wilcox (9th) Gretchen Wagner (15th) Gretchen Wagner (4th) Tammy Wilcox (8th) Tammy Wilcox (2nd) Gretchen Wagner (4th) Gretchen Wagner (20th) Erin Kate Mandelberg (18th) Jenny Ng (21st) Colleen McCusker (25th) JoEllen Arons (23rd) Caitlin Quinn (29th) Beth Gollin (35th)

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2004, 2005, 2006 2001 2000 2011, 2013 2013 2002 2004 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 2007 2003 2005, 2006 2006



All-American Gretchen Wagner (12th) Tammy Wilcox (4th) Gretchen Wagner (21st)

All-Conference JoEllen Arons Dorothy Bienhoff Kelley Gaffey Beth Gollin Gretchen Krause Carrie Lam Jayna McCarron Colleen McCusker Sara McGuigan Meredith Nitzberg Caitlin Quinn Aidan Van Cleef *ACTIVE RUNNERS IN BOLD *




2014 SCHEDULE September 6

@ Smith College Invitational


September 27

@ Purple Valley Invitational at Williams


October 4

@ SUNY Geneso Invitational

October 11

@ James Early Invite at Westfield State


October 18

@ Conn. College Invitational


November 1

@ NEWMAC Championship at Smith


November 8

@ ECAC Championship at Westfield State


November 15

@ DIII N.E. Championships at Williams

November 23

@ NCAA Division III Championships at Mason, Ohio

2014 Coast Guard Women's Cross Country Guide  

2014 CGA Women's Cross Country

2014 Coast Guard Women's Cross Country Guide  

2014 CGA Women's Cross Country