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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Department of Athletics 2011-12 year In Review

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D epartment Mission Statement The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics provides our student-athletes the opportunities and preparation to reach their potential as responsible and productive citizens through academic, athletic and personal success. In providing student-athletes the opportunity to achieve excellence in these three areas we are developing Champions for Life.

Vision Chanticleer Athletics will become the premier Division I FCS Department of Athletics in the country.

Philosophy The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics promotes success in collegiate athletics without compromising excellence in academics or compliance. Department staff and coaches encourage student-athletes to maintain a balance between athletics, academics and the social aspects of the collegiate experience. Athletic participation has the ability to provide an added dimension to the overall college experience of a student and to benefit the student in their personal and professional challenges.

Diversity Statement The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics, through our mission of developing Champions for Life, embraces diversity among its student-athletes, coaches, and staff. As a Department of Athletics, we are committed to creating an inclusive community regardless of socioeconomic status, religion, gender, ethnicity, age, disabilities and sexual orientation.

Guiding Principles: Each day the following principles will be the focus of the Department of Athletics staff: • Educate our student-athletes on the importance and value of academic success and earning a degree from Coastal Carolina University. • Invest the resources necessary to develop competitive sports programs that compete for conference, regional and national championships on an annual basis. • Create and implement programming to teach personal growth characteristics and opportunities to each of our student-athletes. • Develop the athletic department’s annual operating and capital project budgets by maximizing current funding streams and creating new revenue opportunities. • Commitment to Integrity by developing and maintaining a comprehensive internal and external compliance program. • Financial stability by implementing a zero based budget process that identifies and addresses actual unit and sport program funding requirements. • Create an environment where the spirit of Gender Equity and respect for Diversity are fundamental components of the decision making process. • Unity through the creation of a family environment that values each and every employee. • Embrace our community through public service projects and initiatives.

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Coastal Carolina Senior Administrative Staff Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations Bruce Gregory Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Enhancement Senior Woman Administrator Cari Rosiek Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Operations Mark Payne NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Sharon Thompson Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance Lauren Ashman Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance Dwayne Beam Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations Mike Cawood Associate Director of Athletics for Community Outreach Jess Dannelly Assistant Director of Athletics for Academics Samantha Kost Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing Kevin Olivett Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations Bryan Paar Executive Director of the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation Mark Roach Athletics Business Manager Lauren Barker Assistant to the Director of Athletics Stella Cooper Director of Athletics Ticketing Michael Jacobs Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics Anne Monk Equipment Coordinator Dan Morphis Director of Athletics Training Jeff Pounds Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning Josh Stoner Administrative Assistant to the Director of Athletics Melissa Todd

Department of Athletics Headlines....................................... 2-3 Facility Enhancements......................................................... 4-5 Champions in Academics...................................................... 6-8 Champions in the Community.................................................. 9 Champions in the Department............................................... 10 Department of Athletics Revenue and Support....................... 11 Honors by Sports Program.................................................12-20 NCAA Appearances and Big South Championships................... 21

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Dear Friend of Coastal Carolina Athletics: On behalf of our coaches, administrative and support staff and more than 425 student-athletes, thank you for your continued support of Chanticleer Athletics. The 2011-12 academic year was once again filled with tremendous achievements by our studentathletes – in the classroom, on the playing fields and in the community. As you review this annual report, I hope that you, too, will be proud of the achievements of our student-athletes. Their success is a by-product of your generous commitment to their University. Success does not happen by chance, it is a result of many – students, alumni, donors, faculty and H unter Y urachek staff, parents, sponsors and volunteers – who share our vision and support our programs. In the end our Director of Athletics student-athletes remain at the core of everything we do as we create opportunities for each of them to succeed academically, athletically and as members of this community, and most importantly, as Champions for Life. During the 2011-12 campaign Coastal Carolina was a leader in the Big South Conference and placed teams and individuals on the national stage during post-season competition. Among our many accolades: • 13 of 17 sports programs finished third or higher in the Big South Conference. • Four teams won their respective Big South regular season and/or championships. • Four teams advanced to post-season competition. • Individuals from men and women’s golf, and men and women’s track and field were invited to compete in NCAA Regional events. • Men’s Soccer was ranked as high as ninth in the nation by Soccer America. • Six student-athletes earned All-American selections. Academically, our student-athletes also enjoyed tremendous success in 2011-12: • Of 17 sports programs, 14 teams achieved cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher, including all 10 of the women’s teams. • Collectively, student-athletes achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.985, which exceeds the cumulative average for all Coastal Carolina University students. • 79 student-athletes earned their degrees from Coastal Carolina University. • Coastal Carolina senior standouts Tucker Frawley and Marcus Lott were named Academic All-America, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Again, on behalf of the entire Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics, I thank you for your generous support. I hope you enjoy reading this report and celebrate your instrumental role as a part of the Chanticleer Athletics family.

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Men’s Soccer Dominates Conference; Advances to Second Round of NCAA Tourney • Men’s soccer earned its ninth overall and second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance after completing a 17-3 regular season record to earn an at-large berth. The Chanticleers ranked as high as ninth in numerous polls during the season before finishing the season ranked 16th with an 18-4 record in the final NSCAA poll, the official poll recognized by the NCAA. • Coastal posted a 9-0 record in conference action for its 10th Big South regular season championship. • The Chanticleers ranked tops in the nation in both scoring offense (3.0 goals per game) and total goals (66). • After defeating Southern Conference champion Elon 3-2 in the NCAA first round at the CCU Soccer Field, Coastal took top-seeded and eventual national champion North Carolina to the brink of elimination in the second round, but ultimately fell 3-2 in Chapel Hill.

Softball Returns to NCAA Regional • The Chanticleer softball team returned to the NCAA Regional for the first time since the 2006 season and for the fifth time in school history. Coastal was the No. 4 seed in the Athens Regional and posted a 1-2 record, defeating Georgia Southern but falling to Georgia and North Carolina. Coastal finished the season with 44 wins, tying the school record. Coastal earned its berth to the Regional after winning the program’s first Big South Tournament title since 2006. The win over Georgia Southern was the program’s first NCAA Regional win since 2000.

Women’s Track and Field Repeats as Champions • The Chanticleer women’s track and field team won eight individual event championships and 19 All-Big South Conference honors on the way to a second consecutive championship, the seventh in the last nine years.

Baseball Claims Sixth Straight Big South Regular Season and Tournament Titles • The baseball team won the Big South regular season title and the Big South Tournament for the sixth consecutive season, breaking the previous record set in 2011 to become the first school in league history to win five consecutive Big South Tournament championships. • On the CCU career lists, Daniel Bowman set the standards for games played (246), games started (244), at bats (963), hits (309), RBI (206) and total bases (526), while ranking third in runs scored (215), third in doubles (55), second in triples (12) (one shy of the CCU record), and third in home runs (46). • Coastal also won 40 games for the sixth consecutive season and reached an NCAA Regional for the sixth consecutive season.

Six Named All-American • Coastal Carolina’s men’s soccer program earned two All-American selections with first team pick Ashton Bennett and third team honoree Pedro Ribeiro. • The baseball team added two more All-Americans, Daniel Bowman and Aaron Burke, who were both named to the Louisville Slugger All-American third team, as selected by Collegiate Baseball. • Football cornerback Josh Norman was named All-American by four different publications. • Javelin thrower Jason Flanagan capped his career with a second team All-American honor at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

Sellers Named First Head Lacrosse Coach

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• Jaime Sellers was introduced as the first head women’s lacrosse coach Aug. 9, 2011, for Coastal’s 18th intercollegiate team that will begin play in the spring of 2013. She comes to Coastal Carolina after three seasons (2009-11) as an assistant coach at Stanford University where she was responsible for the defense and scouting. Sellers graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2008 after a 66-goal season, breaking a more than 30-year old school single-season record and ranking 13th nationally in goals per game (3.47).

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Moglia Named Head Football Coach • Joe Moglia, former head coach of the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks, was hired as the head football coach at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 20, 2011. Moglia, who begins his 20th year working in football in the 2012 season, is also chairman of the board for TD Ameritrade, a position he has held since 2008. From 2009-10 Moglia served as executive advisor to the head football coach at the University of Nebraska in preparation for achieving his original lifelong pursuit, being a collegiate head football coach. In 2010, Cornhusker football student-athletes elected Moglia to receive Nebraska’s prestigious U.S. Grant Sharp Admiral’s Trophy for Leadership and Service. Before entering the business world, Moglia was a football coach for 16 years. He won two Ivy League championships as defensive coordinator at Dartmouth (1982-83), set defensive and special teams records at Lafayette (1978-80) and turned around two high school programs.

VisitMyrtleBeach.com/Coastal Carolina to host 2013-15 Big South Basketball Tournaments • Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander announced that VisitMyrtleBeach.com will be the new title sponsor of the Big South Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships for the next three years, which will be held in Coastal Carolina University’s new 3,200-seat on-campus Student Recreation and Convocation Center. The VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championships will be a combined tournament for the seventh time in league history and the first same-site event since 2002 when the conference staged its basketball postseason in Roanoke, Va. Coastal Carolina is hosting the full tournament for the first time; CCU previously held the men’s semifinals and finals in 2010 and 2011. In addition to the title sponsorship, the conference also announced that the combined tournament will now feature all Big South men’s and women’s basketball teams -- 23 in total. The 12 men’s teams and 11 women’s programs will play 21 games over a six-day stretch from Tuesday, March 5 through Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Forman Named Head Volleyball Coach • Jozsef Forman, former associate head coach at Auburn University, was named the sixth head volleyball coach in Chanticleer history. Forman helped take the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament for the first time after recording a program-best 21 wins.

Hewitt Named Head Women’s Tennis Coach

• Catherine Hewitt, a Conway native and former standout on the University of South Carolina women’s tennis team, was named the second head women’s tennis coach in Coastal Carolina history. Hewitt is a member of the Professional Tennis Registry and holds professional level certification through the United States Professional Tennis Association.

Henderson and Soderberg Earn NCAA At-Large Bids

• Women’s golf team member Brittany Henderson received an at-large bid to compete in the NCAA Women’s Golf Central Regional. She set the Big South Championship all-time low round score with a 68 on the second day and the tournament’s all-time 54-hole score with a 2-under 241. Henderson led Coastal to four top-10 finishes, including a regular season-best fourth-place finish at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. • Men’s golf team member Sebastian Soderberg earned an individual at-large berth to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Golf Athens Regional. It marked the 13th consecutive year Coastal Carolina has been represented in the NCAA postseason. In 2011-12, he had three top-five finishes, including medalist honors at the Furman Intercollegiate, and had a total of five top-20 finishes in 11 events.

Flanagan Finishes 16th at NCAA Championships • Men’s track and field javelin thrower Jason Flanagan capped his prestigious collegiate career with Second Team All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. Flanagan threw for 68.70m (225-04) on his second attempt of the day to place 16th.

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F acility E nhancements Coastal Carolina Baseball/ Softball Stadium Project Approved Construction for the $10.2 million Coastal Carolina University Baseball and Softball Complex is set to begin in fall 2012. The renovations will put both programs’ facilities among the nation’s best. The close proximity of the baseball and softball stadiums, combined with the $1.2 million Boni Belle Baseball and Softball Practice Facility that was completed last spring, will give Coastal Carolina perhaps the best overall baseball-softball combined facilities in the nation. Both the Coastal softball and baseball teams will play their 2013 home games at other local venues before returning to their new confines in 2014.

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The renovations will keep the current playing surfaces intact while building new grandstands, restrooms, concessions stands, coaches offices, student-athlete locker rooms and lounges, team meeting space, state-of-the-art scoreboards, video instruction system, athletic training rooms, laundry facilities, premium fan areas and media areas. In addition to providing all the amenities of the nation’s best venues, the baseball and softball renovations will make Coastal Carolina fully compliant with the American with Disabilities Act. The softball stadium renovation will expand seating from 300 to 500 and includes standing room for overflow crowds. Overall, the new softball building will be 9,000 square feet. The 33,000-square-foot baseball project expands the 850-seat Watson Stadium to include 2,500 permanent seats, with the potential to accommodate up to Softball stadium from down the first base line 6,000 for events such as NCAA postseason tournaments. The current configuration will accommodate the extra 3,000-plus fans on grass berms down the right and left field lines and a boardwalk around the outfield wall. In addition to the impact the facilities will have on the baseball and softball programs, the new area between the stadiums will enhance the football gameday experience, offering an expanded concourse area for fans to enjoy numerous festivities. Baseball-Softball renovation aerial view

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F acility E nhancements Richard WARD, m.d. Sports performance center opens • Opened in late August 2012 and was dedicated in honor of Dr. Richard Ward in November. • 600-plus square feet of open rehab space • Hydroworx Instafit Therapy Pool with variable speed water treadmill and resistance jet with therapy massage hose • Two Hot/Cold Plunge Pools • Keiser Functional Trainer • Montiored Rehab System functional leg press • Cardiovascular equipment • Private physician exam room • Treatment area with 12 treatment tables • Six station taping area • Office space for athletic training staff

Boni Belle Baseball & Softball Practice Facility Dedicated The recently constructed baseball and softball hitting and practice facility was named in honor of Boni Belle Brooks on April 14. Boni Belle is the daughter of Tami Springs-Brooks and the late Bob Brooks.

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79 CCU Student-Athletes Graduate in 2011-12 A total of 79 Chanticleer student-athletes received their degrees from Coastal Carolina University in 2011-12: 50 in the May commencement and 29 in the December commencement. Topping the list of new graduates were DIANA MORTLOCK and TUCKER FRAWLEY, who earned GPAs of 4.00 and 3.94, respectively. Twelve student-athletes graduated with honors, earning cumulative GPAs of 3.5-3.749 (cum laude), 3.75-3.999 (magna cum laude) or 4.0 (summa cum laude). Chanticleer Honors Graduates • Julia Baldwin, women’s soccer - magna cum laude • Jessie Benchley, women’s soccer - magna cum laude • Miki Bunea, women’s tennis - cum laude • Jacob Downey, men’s soccer - magna cum laude • Taylor Epley, women’s basketball - magna cum laude • Tim Franklin, football - cum laude • Tucker Frawley, baseball - magna cum laude • Keith Hessler, baseball - cum laude • Kyle Kling, men’s cross country/track & field - magna cum laude • Marcus Lott, football - magna cum laude • Diana Mortlock, women’s tennis - summa cum laude • Rich Witten, baseball - cum laude

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Frawley and lott Named Academic All-America Coastal Carolina senior standouts TUCKER FRAWLEY and MARCUS LOTT were named Academic AllAmerica, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Frawley, a catcher, earned First Team Baseball Academic All-America distinction graduating magna cum laude with a career GPA of 3.94, having earned a perfect GPA of 4.0 for seven semesters as a physics major. Frawley joins former teammate Austin Fleet as the only Chanticleer baseball players to earn Academic All-America honors. Lott, a safety, was a Second Team Football All-America selection and graduated magna cum laude with a 3.89 GPA in middle level education. Lott has made a B only five times in his academic career, with three of those being B-pluses. He joins Josh Hoke as Chanticleer football players to be honored with the prestigious award. In addition, Lott was also one of 11 finalist for the FCS ADA post-graduate scholarship. Including Frawley and Lott, 29 Chanticleers have earned 36 Academic All-America honors since the 1978-79 season.

Lott, Frawley and Mortlock ARE Big South Scholar-Athletes of the Year Seniors Marcus Lott (football), Diana Mortlock (tennis) and Tucker Frawley (baseball) were all named Big South Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports. Lott, a safety, held a 3.89 GPA in education while making 31 consecutive starts from his freshman year until injuring his wrist his senior season. Mortlock posted a 4.00 GPA in marketing in two years at Coastal. She held a 45-14 singles mark and was a twotime all-conference selection in doubles play. Frawley caught 89.9 percent of Coastal’s 560 innings and posted a 3.94 GPA in physics. He was one of 12 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench award in addition to being drafted in the 8th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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Four Earn Academic All-District; Four Teams Honored For Academics

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Four Coastal Carolina student-athletes were named to their respective sports’ Capital One Academic All-District IV Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Football: Marcus Lott (3.89 GPA in Education) – First Team All-District IV Men’s Basketball: Sam McLaurin (3.48 GPA in Communication) – First Team All-District IV Baseball: Tucker Frawley (3.91 GPA in Physics) – First Team All-District IV Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field: Kyle Kling (3.87 GPA in Marketing) – First Team All-District IV

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The Coastal Carolina Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams, the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams, the Men’s Golf Team and Men’s Tennis Team were recognized for their excellence in the classroom by their respective coaches associations. Men’s soccer player Cyprian Hedrick was named a NSCAA First Team Scholar All-American, while Marcus Lott and Tim Franklin were named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star team. In addition, Courtney Boe, Jessica Alexander and Brittany Henderson were named to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team; Charlie Winegardner and Sebastian Soderberg earned GCAA All-America Scholar Team honors and Danny Heidecker, Yusuke Kesuda, Leo Christofides and Sam Barr were tabbed as ITA Scholar Athletes.

38 Student-Athletes Earn President’s List Distinction Thirty-eight Coastal Carolina student-athletes garnered perfect 4.0 GPAs to earn CCU President’s List honors during either the fall 2011 or spring 2012 semesters. In addition, nine Chanticleers earned the distinction both semesters. Fall 2011 President’s List Spring 2012 President’s List Fall 2011 and spring 2012 President’s List • Devin Bradley, baseball • Brian Harrison, football • Justin Creel, baseball • Tucker Frawley, baseball • Marcus Lott, football • Niccolo Mastromatteo, football • Jon Pack, men’s basketball • Chad McField, football • Leo Christofides, men’s tennis • Shanika Maddox, women’s basketball • Cameron Griggs, men’s track & field • Tamara Hawkins, softball • Tyler McCarthy, football • Katie Reddington, cheerleading • Samantha Palka, volleyball • Julia Baldwin, women’s soccer • Chelsea Pineda, softball • Jessie Benchley, women’s soccer • Morgan Thomas, women’s soccer • Courtney Boe, women’s golf • Maddie Phillips, women’s soccer • Cacia Pierre, softball • Brittany Henderson, women’s golf • Dominique De Wit, women’s tennis • Sam Barr, men’s tennis • Kelsey Thurston, lacrosse • Diana Mortlock, women’s tennis • Miki Bunea, women’s tennis • Anna Lowe, women’s golf • Mikaela Kristofersson, women’s tennis • Tori Strengari, women’s soccer • Kyle Kling, men’s cross country/track & field • Morgan Thomas, women’s soccer • Brittany Connor, women’s track & field • Santresa Jamison, women’s track & field • Emily Marchini, women’s cross country/track & field • Mary Lawrence, women’s track & field • Kelsie Mauck, volleyball

Coastal Student-athlete ACADEMIC Facts • For the 2011-12 academic year, 179 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted at least a 3.0 GPA to earn recognition on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll recognition. • In fall 2011, 24 student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA — earning CCU President’s Honor Roll honors, while 23 accomplished the feat for Spring 2012. • In the spring of 2012, 89 student-athletes earned Dean’s List recognition (at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester), while 100 student-athletes recorded Dean’s List recognitions in fall 2011. • Overall, the mean cumulative GPA for student-athlete in 2011-12 was 2.985, as compared to 2.862 for general degree-seeking students. • The cumulative GPA for all women’s teams was 3.203, compared to 2.969 for female degree-seeking students. The cumulative GPA for all men’s teams was 2.864, compared to 2.741 for male degree-seeking students. • Of Coastal’s 425 student-athletes, 179 (42.1 percent) posted a GPA between 3.0-4.0 for the 2011-12 academic year. • All 10 women’s sports programs have team cumulative GPAs above 3.0 and four men’s sports programs (golf, cross country, tennis and soccer) have team cumulative GPAs over 3.0. • Coastal Carolina tied for the fifth-highest 2010-11 NCAA GSR (Graduation Success Rate — which tracks the graduation rates beginning with the freshman class of 2004) in the Big South Conference at 81 percent. (Radford 86%; Winthrop 86%; Campbell 84%; Gardner-Webb 83%; COASTAL 81%; High Point 81%; Charleston Southern 75%; Liberty 70%; VMI 69%; UNC Asheville 65%.).

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2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll 179 Coastal Carolina Student-Athletes Posted at Least a 3.0 GPA for the 2011-12 Academic Year

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Daniel Bowman (Baseball) Devin Bradley (Baseball) Alex Buccilli (Baseball) Josh Conway (Baseball) Patrick Corbett (Baseball) Justin Creel (Baseball) Adam Eggnatz (Baseball) Tucker Frawley (Baseball) Tyler Herb (Baseball) Tripp Martin (Baseball) Jacob May (Baseball) Tyler Poole (Baseball) Josh Powell (Baseball) Javier Reynoso (Baseball) Ben Smith (Baseball) Chris Suseck (Baseball) Austin Wallace (Baseball) Rich Witten (Baseball) Lauren Barger (Cheer) Shannon Brahn (Cheer) Caitlin Carroll (Cheer) Nikita Fiore (Cheer) Nicala Maltese (Cheer) Tamara Panek (Cheer) Kelsey Peterson (Cheer) Alexandria Quill (Cheer) Katie Reddington (Cheer) Alexandra Richards (Cheer) Ashleyanne Thomas (Cheer) Ariel Wiest (Cheer) Quinn Backus (Football) Jamaul Boswell (Football) Jared Bozarth (Football) Chris Carter (Football) Cody Craig (Football) Kaleb Dees (Football) David Duran (Football) Derrick Frasier (Football) Chad Hamilton (Football) Brian Harrison (Football) Kevin Hart (Football) Aramis Hillary (Football) Tyler Johnson (Football) Marcus Lott (Football) John Masley (Football) Niccolo Mastromatteo (Football) Tyler McCarthy (Football) Chad McField (Football) Kenneth Page (Football) Michael Quick (Football) Alex Ross (Football) Jeffery Salley (Football) Zach Silverberg (Football) Jazmond Strong (Football) Craig Weick (Football) Marcus Whitener (Football) Trevor Witcher (Football) Charles Ashford (Men’s Basketball) Sam McLaurin (Men’s Basketball) Dexter Moore (Men’s Basketball) Danny Nieman (Men’s Basketball) Jon Pack (Men’s Basketball) Andrew Dorn (Men’s Golf) Brandon Liu (Men’s Golf) Peter Valasek (Men’s Golf) Kevin Vanden Heuvel (Men’s Golf) Ty Wengel (Men’s Golf)

Ben Wheeler (Men’s Golf) Charlie Winegardner (Men’s Golf) Tucker Coons (Men’s Soccer) Robby Joe Daniels (Men’s Soccer) Ricky Garbanzo (Men’s Soccer) Sean McCormick (Men’s Soccer) Shawn McLaws (Men’s Soccer) Justin Portillo (Men’s Soccer) Henrik Robstad (Men’s Soccer) Kjartan Sigurosson (Men’s Soccer) Sam Barr (Men’s Tennis) Leo Christofides (Men’s Tennis) Danny Heidecker (Men’s Tennis) Mo Hookaylo (Men’s Tennis) Yusuke Kusuda (Men’s Tennis) Tim Bryson (Men’s Track & Field) Tyler Cummings (Men’s Cross Country/Track) Michael Deitzler (Men’s Track & Field) Cameron Griggs (Men’s Track & Field) Jason Jensen (Men’s Track & Field) Joseph Keitt (Men’s Cross Country/Track) Kyle Kling (Men’s Cross Country/Track) Spencer Lange (Men’s Cross Country/Track) Jake McKown (Men’s Track & Field) Reggie Nelson (Men’s Track & Field) Evan Niciphor Evan (Men’s Cross Country/Track) Shane Norris (Men’s Track & Field) Chad Phillips (Men’s Track & Field) Tyler Swanson (Men’s Track & Field) Darren Tymczak (Men’s Track & Field) Cameron Wells (Men’s Cross Country/Track) Ashley Bagwell (Softball) Jazmin Daigle (Softball) Tamara Hawkins (Softball) Kory Hayden (Softball) Beth Kassuhn (Softball) Paige Lloyd (Softball) Sarah Maples (Softball) Kelsey McNaughton (Softball) Cacia Pierre (Softball) Chelsea Pineda (Softball) Kiana Quolas (Softball) Sara Rasley (Softball) Stacy Snellings (Softball) Lauren Alejo (Volleyball) Simone Autry (Volleyball) Kindra Bailey (Volleyball) Lian Bernett (Volleyball) Lindsay Gill (Volleyball) Meghan Laffin (Volleyball) Katie Martin (Volleyball) Kelsie Mauck (Volleyball) Samantha Palka (Volleyball) Sam Skryd (Volleyball) Kira Carter (Women’s Basketball) Shatia Cole (Women’s Basketball) Kayla Cook (Women’s Basketball) Taylor Epley (Women’s Basketball) Courtney Grambley (Women’s Basketball) Jena Hamrick (Women’s Basketball) Olivia Irick (Women’s Basketball) AJ Jordan (Women’s Basketball) Shanika Maddox (Women’s Basketball) Savanah Pippin (Women’s Basketball) Alexx Puckett (Women’s Basketball) Jessica Alexander (Women’s Golf) Courtney Boe (Women’s Golf)

Frida Castillo (Women’s Golf) Eugenia Guerra (Women’s Golf) Brittany Henderson (Women’s Golf) Kaitlin Higginbotham (Women’s Golf) Hayley Martin (Women’s Golf) Jessie Benchley (Women’s Soccer) Ashley Day (Women’s Soccer) Kim Fehrenbach (Women’s Soccer) Gina Goryoka (Women’s Soccer) Anna Lowe (Women’s Soccer) Maggie McGavin (Women’s Soccer) Ali Morin (Women’s Soccer) Cisca Okoko (Women’s Soccer) Maddie Phillips (Women’s Soccer) Sarah Russo (Women’s Soccer) Cami Skladany (Women’s Soccer) Megan Spencer (Women’s Soccer) Christina Stern (Women’s Soccer) Chelsea Strange (Women’s Soccer) Tori Strengari (Women’s Soccer) Morgan Thomas (Women’s Soccer) Miki Bunea (Women’s Tennis) Dominique De Wit (Women’s Tennis) Maria Hesketh (Women’s Tennis) Mikaela Kristofersson (Women’s Tennis) Diana Mortlock (Women’s Tennis) Caitlin Baker (Women’s Track & Field) Anna Carnegie (Women’s Track & Field) Brittany Connor (Women’s Track & Field) Jessica Dennison (Women’s Cross Country/Track) Danielle England (Women’s Track & Field) Santresa Jamison (Women’s Track & Field) Seanna Kautz (Women’s Cross Country/Track) Taylor Keen (Women’s Track & Field) Mary Lawrence (Women’s Track & Field) EMily Marchini (Women’s Cross Country/Track) Anjulia Nicholson (Women’s Track & Field) Shelby Nicosia (Women’s Cross Country/Track) Shantelle Patterson (Women’s Track & Field) Leah Presnar (Women’s Track & Field) Janel Reeves (Women’s Cross Country/Track) Samantha Simile (Women’s Track & Field) Stephanie Taylor (Women’s Cross Country/Track) Symphony Thompson (Women’s Track & Field) Keegan Woodson (Women’s Track & Field)

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Chanticleer Soccer Helps Make Upstart Miracle League Soccer a Success Throughout the year the nationally ranked Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team gave back to those with special needs by volunteering their time with the Grand Strand Miracle League Soccer program. On Monday nights, dozens of special-needs children, volunteers and CCU soccer players met on the Miracle League baseball field to play. Goals were set up on the field and the action even spilled out onto the adjoining lawn to make room for more players and more room to roam.

Chanticleer Student-Athletes Adopt Pee DEE Elementary School; Initiate School Supply Drive In October, SAAC partnered with Pee Dee Elementary School in its annual community service project, “Chants for Kids.” Coastal student-athletes collected much-needed school supplies for the elementary school, such as No. 2 Pencils, crayons, construction paper, dry erase markers, scissors, magnetic tape, washable glue sticks, erasers, pencil bags, hand sanitizer, back packs, stickers, index cards, sidewalk chalk, finger paint and folders. Several student-athletes from various teamsalos volunteered as mentors at Pee Dee Elementary assisting students with daily school assignments and serving as positive role models. In addition, SAAC presented Pee Dee Elementary School with a $2,500 check at the end of the year that was used to help sponsor the school’s annual field day.

Women’s Basketball Helps with Chants Spread Holiday Cheer To Six Local Families Operation Christmas Child The Coastal Carolina Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), with The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team extended a hand to the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child; the team stuffed 21 boxes help from the Department of Athletics and the CCU community, raised with gifts for the children served by the organization. $3,500 and collected food, toys and clothing to help six local families enjoy Christmas.

Other Community Service Projects The Coastal Carolina University student-athletes participated in numerous community service projects in 2011-12. Below are projects adopted by the teams.

• Miracle League (Baseball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Softball) • Shepherd’s Table (Women’s Basketball)

• Habitat for Humanity (Athletic Administration)

• Chant for a Day (Football)

• Waccamaw Elementary (Men’s Basketball)

• CROW program (Football and Volleyball)

• Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (Women’s Basketball)

• Dig Pink (Volleyball)

• Coastal Animal Rescue Golf Tournament (Men’s and Women’s Golf) • Myrtle Beach Marathon (Women’s Soccer)

• Myrtle Beach Track and Field Club Day (Men’s and Women’s Track & Field)

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Student-Athlete Excellence Awards The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics hosted the “Student-Athlete Excellence Awards,” at the Embassy Suites in Myrtle Beach on April 22. The night culminated with Sarah Maples and Ashton Bennett being named the Female and Male Athletes of the Year; Marcus Lott being named the Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year; and Jessie Benchley and Kyle Kling being named the Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year. The Linda C. Vereen Academic Excellence Award was awarded to the Women’s Golf team, as they represent Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics with the highest combined grade point average. The program posted a solid 3.577 GPA and has won this award in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011. The individual awards portion began with the student-athletes showing their appreciation to Wesley Fondren, assistant professor of communication in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, who was named the Student-Athlete Faculty Member of the Year. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee awards the Student-Athlete Faculty Member of the Year for his or her academic, athletic and personal support toward the success of student-athletes. In addition, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee presented the Department of Athletics Staff Member of the Year award to Samantha Kost, an academic advisor in Student-Athlete Academic Support Services. The softball team was awarded the Comeback Team of the Year. After posting a 25-33 record in 2011, the team ended the 2012 season with a 44-19 record, which ties the softball all-time mark for wins in a single season. Additionally, the Chanticleers won the program’s first Big South title since the 2006 season, made its first NCAA Regional since 2006 and won its first NCAA Regional game since 2000.

Sarah Maples

Female Athlete of the Year

Ashton Bennett

Male Athlete of the Year

Marcus Lott

Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year

Jessie Benchley

Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Tucker Frawley

Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2011-12 Women’s Golf Team Linda C. Vereen Academic Excellence Award

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Department of Athletics Staff Member of the Year Samantha Kost

Faculty Member of the Year Wesley Fondren

2012 Softball Team

Inaugural Comeback Team of the Year

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Revenue Generation (Tickets/Sponsorship/Donations) 2010-11 Actual FOOTBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season $ 161,206 • Single Game $ 139,761 • Total Revenue $ 300,697

2011-12 Actual

Variance

$ 162,005 $ 122,738 $ 284,743

$ + 799 $ - 7,023 $ - 15,954

BASKETBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season $ 25,840 • Single Game $ 22,269 • Total Revenue $ 48,109

$ 47,768 $ 17,270 $ 65,038

$ + 31,928 $ + 4,999 $ + 16,929

BASEBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season $ 34,202 • Single Game $ 35,000 • Total Revenue $ 69,202

$ 25,775 $ 51,238 $ 77,013

$ - 8,427 $ + 16,238 $ + 7,811

TOTAL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) $ 418,278

$ 426,794

$ + 8,516

SPONSORSHIP REVENUE (Gross) $ 400,000

$ 440,000

$ + 40,000

Offsetting Revenue Agreements (Gross) $ 173,303

$ 204,500

$ + 31,197

TOTAL REVENUE (Gross)

$ 1,071,294

$ + 79,713

$ 991,581

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics consists of a team of nearly 150 coaches and staff and 425 student-athletes who dedicate their energies and talents on a daily basis to achieving excellence as representatives of Coastal Carolina University. While the student-athletes and their coaches are the faces of the Coastal Carolina Athletics program, they depend on the people behind the scenes who provide vital support for their successes. In addition to the administration and coaching staffs, the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics consists of the following areas: Academic Support Services Administrative Support Business Operations Equipment Services Facilities and Operations Life Skills Marketing and Promotions Media Relations NCAA Compliance Sports Turf Management Sports Medicine and Nutrition Speed, Strength and Conditioning Ticket Office Video Services The hard work and dedication of those of each of these departments enables the Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics to develop Champions for Life.

CHANTICLEER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION GoCCUSports.com 2011-12

Variance over 2010-11

C ASH DONATIONS $ 262,612

Increase of 98%

PLEDGE PAYMENTS $ 732,730

Increase of 3%

“The Official Website of Chanticleer Athletics” More and more people are getting their news about Coastal Carolina Athletics through the department’s official website www. GoCCUSports.com. While the number of page views (how many times the website was looked at and/or revisited during the month) fell one percent from 2010-11 to 2011-12, the number of unique visitors (a first time visitor from a particular computer per month) increased by an impressive 12.7 percent.

Page Views GIFT-IN-KIND

$

88,804

Decrease of 56%

PLEDGES

$ 3 ,871,260

Decrease of 29%

2009-10 5,307,965

2010-11 5,492,355

Unique Visitors

2009-10 577,170

2010-11 685,046

2011-12 5,225,177

2011-12 728,422

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Men’s Soccer (18-4; 9-0 Big South Regular Season Champions)

• Earned an At-Large birth to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in school history • Won 10th Big South regular season championship after recording a 9-0 mark in league play • Finished the season ranked first in scoring offense (3.0 goals per game) and total goals scored (66 total goals) • Junior Ashton Bennett led the NCAA with 23 total goals, total points (53) and points per game (2.41). He also ranked second in goals per game with 1.05 • Ashton Bennett Named M.A.C Hermann Trophy Semifinalist • Coastal was ranked as high as ninth in numerous polls before finishing the season ranked 16th in the final NSCAA poll • A 4-3 win over Elon in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship was the first win for a Big South member institution since Coastal defeated North Carolina (3-0) in 2003 • Two of Coastal’s four losses were at the hands of the College Cup champion North Carolina (3-2) and runner-up Charlotte (2-1). • Cyprian Hedrick was drafted 30th overall by Sporting Kansas City in the MLS Superdraft • Head coach Shaun Docking recorded his 167th win earlier in the season, passing Paul Banta on the Coastal Carolina all-time wins list

FIRST TEAM ALL - B IG SOUTH C ONFEREN C E

Ashton Bennett

Ashton Bennett Cyprian Hedrick Pedro Ribeiro Kjartan Sigurdsson Justin Portillo Luis Faz Scott Angevine

B IG SOUTH C ONFEREN C E A l l - F r e s h m a n T e a m Ricky Garbanzo Henrik Robstad Kjartan Sigurdsson

B i g S o u t h At ta c k i n g P l ay e r o f t h e Y e a r Ashton Bennett

B i g S o u t h D e f e n s i v e P l ay e r o f t h e Y e a r Cyprian Hedrick

Big South Freshman of the Year Kjartan Sigurdsson

Cyprian Hedrick

Big South Coach of the Year Shaun Docking

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• Ashton Bennett: VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 4) • Cyprian Hedrick: VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 4) • Henrik Robstad: VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 4) • Luiz Faz: VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 4) • Scott Angevine: VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 4) • Justin Portillo: VCU Invitational Fair Play Award (Sept. 4) • Ashton Bennett: Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Sept. 6) • Ashton Bennett: Big South Attacking Player of the Week (Sept. 7) • Cyprian Hedrick: CCU Invitational Defensive MVP (Sept. 11) • Luis Faz: CCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 11) • Ricky Garbanzo: CCU Invitational MVP (Sept. 11) • Kjartan Sigurdsson: CCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 11) • Cyprian Hedrick: College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 12) • Scott Angevine: Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 13) • Henrik Robstad: CCU Tournament All-Tournament Team (Sept. 18) • Ashton Bennett: CCU Tournament All-Tournament Team (Sept. 18) • Kjartan Sigurdsson: CCU Tournament All-Tournament Team (Sept. 18) • Cyprian Hedrick: CCU Tournament All-Tournament Team (Sept. 18) • Cyprian Hedrick: Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27) • Ashton Bennett: Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Oct. 3) • Ashton Bennett: Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week (Oct. 4) • Pedro Ribeiro: Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Oct. 17) • Scott Angevine: Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 18) • Ashton Bennett: Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week (Oct. 24) • Ashton Bennett: Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Oct. 24) • Ashton Bennett: College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Oct. 24) • Ashton Bennett: Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week (Oct. 24) • Ashton Bennett: College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Nov. 7) • Pedro Ribeiro: Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week (Nov. 8) • Ashton Bennett: NSCAA All-South Atlantic First Team (Dec. 9) • Cyprian Hedrick: NSCAA All-South Atlantic First Team (Dec. 9) • Pedro Ribeiro: NSCAA All-South Atlantic First Team (Dec. 9) • Scott Angevine: NSCAA All-South Atlantic Second Team (Dec. 9) • Ashton Bennett: NSCAA First Team All-American (Dec. 9) • Pedro Ribeiro: NSCAA Third Team All-American (Dec. 9) • Cyprian Hedrick: NSCAA First Team Scholar All-American (Dec. 20)

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1st Big South | Big South Tourney Champions)

• Reached sixth straight NCAA Regional and 11th in the last 12 years • Won 6th Straight Big South Regulars Season and Tournament Championships • Finished season ranked 3rd in NCAA in team ERA (2.53)

FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE OF – Daniel Bowman C – Tucker Frawley 3B – Rich Witten RP – Aaron Burke

Tucker Frawley

Second TEAM ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE DH – Alex Buccilli SP – Josh Conway SP – Tyler Herb RP – Ryan Connolly

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Tucker Frawley

BIG SOUTH Player OF THE YEAR Daniel Bowman

Co-BIG SOUTH PITCHER OF THE YEAR Aaron Burke

BIG SOUTH Coach of the Year Gary Gilmore

Big South Sc holar-Athlete of the Year Tucker Frawley

Other Honors:

• Ryan Connolly: The Crons Brand Big South Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 27) • Daniel Bowman: Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week (March 12) • Daniel Bowman: NCBWA National Hitter of the Week (March 12) • Rich Witten: Big South Choice Hotels Co-Player of the Week (April 16) • Daniel Bowman: CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Player of the Week (April 24) • Daniel Bowman: Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week (April 30) • Daniel Bowman: CollegeBaseballInsider.com Big South Player of the Week (April 30) • Rich Witten: CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Performer (May 2) • Tucker Frawley: Capital One Academic All-District 4 team (May 3) • Tucker Frawley: Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist (May 16) • Rich Witten: Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week (May 21) • Aaron Burke (co-MVP), Ryan Connolly (co-MVP), Alex Buccilli, Daniel Bowman and Rich Witten: All-Big South Tournament (May 26) • Daniel Bowman: Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American (May 31) • Aaron Burke: Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American (May 21) • Tucker Frawley: CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America First Team (June 1) • Jacob May and Rich Witten: NCAA Columbia All-Regional Team (June 3) • Major League Baseball Draft Picks: Josh Conway (4th Round), Tucker Frawley (8th Round) • Daniel Bowman: ABCA Second Team All-Region (June 27) • Aaron Burke: CollegeBaseballInsider.com Second Team All-American (July 6) • Daniel Bowman: CollegeBaseballInsider.com Honorable Mention All-American (July 6)

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Softball (44-20; 13-8 2nd Big South | Big South Tournament Champions) • First NCAA Regional appearance since 2006 • Won first NCAA Regional game since 2000 • First Big South Tournament Championship since 2006 • Tied the Coastal Carolina softball all-time mark for wins in a single season • Kelley Green Collected her 400th career win in a victory over George Mason

First Team All-Big South Conference 3B: Kory Hayden P: Kiana Quolas UT: Sarah Maples

B i g S o u t h A l l - Ac a d e m i c T e a m Sarah Maples

Big South Co-Freshman of the Year Kory Hayden

Other Honors:

• Kory Hayden: Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week (Feb. 19) • Kiana Quolas: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 19) • Kiana Quolas: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 26) • Kiana Quolas: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (Mar. 18) • Chelsea Pineda: Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week (April 9) • Ashley Bagwell: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 29) • Kiana Quolas: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (May 6) • Sarah Maples: Big South All-Tournament Team • Ashley Bagwell: Big South All-Tournament Team • Kiana Quolas: Big South All-Tournament Team • Brooke Donovan: Big South All-Tournament Team • Sarah Maples: Big South Tournament MVP

Kory Hayden

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Big South champions)

• NCAA East Preliminary Round Participants: Danielle England (javelin), Kierra Gabe (high jump), Mary Lawrence (pole vault), Shantelle Patterson (hammer) and Erica Peake (200m)

All-Big South Conference

Erica Peake (100m, CHAMPION; 200m, CHAMPION; 4x100m relay, CHAMPION; 4x400m relay, CHAMPION; long jump, CHAMPION) Kierra Gabe (high jump, CHAMPION; long jump, second; triple jump, second) Letitia Sayman (10,000m, CHAMPION; 5,000m, second) Erica Peake Shantelle Patterson (hammer, second) Mary Lawrence (pole vault, CHAMPION) Anjulia Nicholson (discus, second) Christian Johnson (1,500m, second; 800m, third) Ashley Davis (4x100m relay, CHAMPION; 100m hurdles, third) Santresa Jamison (4x400m relay; CHAMPION, 400m, second) Qwontajah Thompson (4x100m relay, CHAMPION; 4x400m relay, CHAMPION; 400m, third) Christina Davis (400m hurdles, third) Gabrielle Lee (4x100m relay, CHAMPION) Sharmaine Barnes (4x400m relay, CHAMPION)

B IG SOUTH M o s t OUTSTAN D ING TRA C K ATHLETE Erica Peake

B IG SOUTH M o s t OUTSTAN D ING f IEL D ATHLETE Kierra Gabe

B IG SOUTH c o a c h OF THE YEAR Alan Connie

B i g S o u t h A l l - Ac a d e m i c T e a m Emily Marchini

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• Letitia Saayman: Big South Conference Track Athlete of the Week (March 21) • Kierra Gabe: Big South Conference Field Athlete of the Week (March 21) • Erica Peake: Big South Conference Track Athlete of the Week (April 11) • Brittany Connor: Big South Conference Field Athlete of the Week (April 18) • Ashley Davis: Big South Conference Track Athlete of the Week (May 10)

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Women’s Indoor Track & Field (Big South Runners-Up) All-Big South Conference

Kierra Gabe (high jump, champion; triple jump, champion) Darriale Henley (60m, champion; long jump, second) Erica Peake (60m, third; 200m, second, 4x400m relay, second) Ashley Davis (60m hurdles, third) Santresa Jamison (400m, second) Sharmaine Barnes (400m, third, 4x400m relay, second) Sophie Perry (Mile, second) Christian Johnson (Mile, third) Letitia Saayman (Distance Medley relay, third) Christina Davis (Distance Medley relay, third) Jessica Dennison (Distance Medley relay, third) Shelby Nicosia (Distance Medley relay, third) Qwontajah Thompson (4x400m relay, second) Samantha Simile (4x400m relay, second) Shantelle Patterson (shot put, third)

Big South All-Academic Team Mary Lawrence

Kierra Gabe

W omen's most outstanding field performer Kierra Gabe

Ot her Honors:

• Erica Peake: Big South Conference Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week (Feb. 2)

Women’s Tennis (18-6; 6-2 Big South 3rd Regular Season | Tournament Runner-Up) Big South Tennis Flight Champions Singles No. 4 – Katie Fosnacht

Diana Mortlock

Doubles No. 2 – Katie Fosncaht/Mikaela Kristofersson No. 3 – Maria Hesketh/Kourtney Kowal

All-Big South Conference Singles Miki Bunea

Doubles Miki Bunea/Diana Mortlock

Big South All-Academic Team Diana Mortlock

Big South w omen’s tennis Scholar - Athlete of the year Diana Mortlock

Ot her Honors:

• Katie Fosnacht: Big South Conference Freshman of the Week (Feb. 1) • Katie Fosnacht: Big South Conference Freshman of the Week (Feb. 14) • Miki Bunea: Big South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week (Mar. 6) • Katie Fosnacht: Big South Conference Freshman of the Week (Mar. 6) • Katie Fosnacht: Big South Conference Freshman of the Week (Mar. 27) • Diana Mortlock: Big South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week (Apr. 17)

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Men’s Basketball (19-12; 12-6 2nd Big South) • Made third consecutive postseason appearance against Old Dominion in the CIT • Defeated two BCS schools (LSU and Clemson) in one season for the first time in school history • Recorded third-straight season with 12 or more wins in Big South for the first time in school history • Sam McLaurin set the career blocked shot record with 155 • Head Coach Cliff Ellis won his 700th career game Anthony Raffa • Coastal finished 10th in the NCAA with a 48.7 field goal percentage

Second Team All-Big South Conference Chris Gradnigo Anthony Raffa

Big South All-Academic Team Sam McLaurin

Ot her Honors:

• Anthony Raffa: CollegeHoopsNet.com December All-Big South Conference Team (Jan. 4) • Anthony Raffa: CollegeHoopsNet.com January All-Big South Conference Team (Feb. 2) • Anthony Raffa: CollegeHoopsNet.com Big South Conference Player of the Year (Feb. 2) • Sam McLaurin: CoSIDA Academic All-District Team honoree (Feb. 3) • Anthony Raffa: National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District III Second Team (March 14)

Women’s Golf (Big South Runners-Up) • Brittany Henderson Set the Big South Championship all-time low round record with a 68 on day two • Brittany Henderson set the Set the Big South Championship all-time low 54-hole total with a 2-under 241 • Brittany Henderson Tied for 68th in the ncaa Central regional as an at-large individual

Big South Championship Medalist Brittany Henderson

All-Big South Conference Team Brittany Henderson Jessica Alexander Kaitlin Higgibotham Frida Castillo

Big South All-Academic Team Brittany Henderson

Ot her Honors:

• Brittany Henderson: Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women’s Golfer of the Week (Feb. 17) • Courtney Boe: National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team (July 6) • Jessica Alexander: National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team (July 6) • Brittany Henderson: National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team (July 6)

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Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (Big South Runners-Up) • NCAA East Preliminary Round Participants: Jason Flanagan (javelin) • Jason Flanagan Finished 16th at NCAA Championships • Jason Flanagan placed 21st at the U.S. Olympic Team Trails

Jason Flanagan

All-Big South Conference

Tyler Askew (long jump, CHAMPION; 4x100m relay, third) Jason Flanagan (javelin, CHAMPION) Burton Jones II (triple jump, CHAMPION; high jump, second; triple jump, third) Shane Norris (110m hurdles, third) Russel Kanner (400m hurdles, third) JaDarrell Barnette (triple jump, second) Corey Jameson (4x100m relay, third) Joseph Wilson (4x100m relay, third) Ronnie Jackson (4x100m relay, third)

B i g S o u t h A l l - Ac a d e m i c T e a m Kyle Kling

Other Honors:

• Jason Flanagan: Big South Conference Field Athlete of the Week (March 21) • Jason Flanagan: Big South Conference Field Athlete of the Week (April 4) • Jason Flanagan: Big South Conference Field Athlete of the Week (May 3) • Shane Norris, Tre’von Gee, Russel Kanner, Carrington Fernandors - shuttle hurdle relay team: Big South Conference Track Athlete of the Week (May 3) • Kyle Kling: Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV (May 31) • Jason Flanagan: USTFCCCA Second Team All-American (June 7)

Men’s Golf (Big South Runners-Up) • Sebastian Soderberg tied for 14th at NCAA SouthEast-Athens Regional as an at-large individual.

All-Big South Conference Team Sebastian Soderberg Roberto Ballesteros

sebastian soderberg

Big South All-Academic Team Sebastian Soderberg

Big South Freshman Of The Year Ben Wheeler

Other Honors:

• Sebastian Soderberg: Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men’s Golfer of the Week (Sept. 22) • Sebastian Soderberg: Furman Intercollegiate Individual Medalist (March 16-18) • Sebastian Soderberg: Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men’s Golfer of the Week (March 28) • Ben Wheeler: Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men’s Golfer of the Week (April 5) • Sebastian Soderberg: PING/GCAA All-East Region (May 30) • Charlie Winegardner: Golf Coaches Association of America All-American Scholar Team (July 19) • Sebastian Soderberg: Golf Coaches Association of America All-American Scholar Team (July 19)

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Football (7-4; 3-3 3rd Big South) FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE LB - Andrae Jacobs DB - Josh Norman

SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

Josh Norman

WR - Matt Hazel TE - Jamie Childers OL - Jamey Cheatwood OL - Tim Franklin DL - Chris Thomas LB - Desmond Steward PR - Niccolo Mastromatteo

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Marcus Lott

BIG SOUTH Scholar-Athlete of the year Marcus Lott

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• Aramis Hillary: Big South Conference Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5) • Quinn Backus: Big South Conference The CRONS Brand Freshman of the Week (Sept. 19) • Josh Norman: Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 10) • Josh Norman: Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 7) • Marcus Lott: Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 team (Nov. 10) • Philip George: Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 14) • Niccolo Mastromatteo: Big South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 14) • Josh Norman: Buck Buchanan Award Watch List (Nov. 15) • Josh Norman: American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision All-American Team (Nov. 7) • Marcus Lott: Second Team Capital One CoSIDA All-America (Nov. 8) • Josh Norman: First Team Football Championship Subdivision Associated Press All-American (Dec. 15) • Jamie Childers: Football Championship Subdivision Senior Scout Bowl Participant (Dec. 17) • Tim Franklin: Football Championship Subdivision Senior Scout Bowl Participant (Dec. 17) • Bryan Brooks: Football Championship Subdivision Senior Scout Bowl Participant (Dec. 17) • Josh Norman: First Team All-American by Phil Steele (Dec. 27) • Josh Norman: Second Team All-American by The Sports Network (Dec. 27) • Marcus Lott: Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team (Jan. 3) • Tim Franklin: Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team (Jan. 3) • Josh Norman: Buck Buchanan Award Finalist (Jan. 6) • Josh Norman: East-West Shrine Game participant (Jan. 21) • Josh Norman: Senior Bowl participant (Jan. 28) • Josh Norman: 2012 NFL Combine participant (Feb. 25-28) • Josh Norman: 2012 NFL Draft fifth round selection by Carolina Panthers (April 28)

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Men’s Tennis (14-6; 5-2 2 nd ( tied ) Big South) • Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic team

Big South Tennis Flight Champion

Danny Heidecker

Singles No. 4 - Matias Di Pasquale

All-Big South Conference Singles Yusuke Kusuda

Big South All-Academic Team Danny Heidecker

Other Honors:

• Leo Christofides: Big South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week (Feb. 1) • Danny Heidecker: Big South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week (Feb. 8) • Yusuke Kusuda: Big South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week (Mar. 6) • Garik Yedigarian: Big South Freshman of the Week (Feb. 21) • Danny Heidecker: Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete (July 7) • Yusuke Kesuda: Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete (July 7) • Leo Christofides: Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete (July 7) • Sam Barr: Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete (July 7)

Women’s Basketball (13-15; 6-12 8 th B ig S outh ) • Shatia Cole became only the second chanticleer to earn four big south freshman of the week plaudits • Olivia irick Finished career as Coastal Carolina’s seventh all-time leading 3-point shooter with 117 career makes

Big South All-Freshman team Shatia Cole

Big South All-Academic Team Taylor Epley

Other Honors:

• Shatia Cole: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week (Nov. 15) • Angelic Henry: CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Conference Player of the Week (Nov. 28) • Shatia Cole: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week (Dec. 20) • Shatia Cole: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week (Jan. 24) • Shatia Cole: Big South Conference The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week (Feb. 7) • Olivia Irick: CollegeSportsMadness.com All-Big South Conference Fourth Team (March 5)

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Women’s Cross Country (3 rd at Big South Championship) • All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

Big South All-Conference Team

Christian Johnson

Christian Johnson

Big South All-Academic Team Janel Reeves

Ot her Honors:

• Emily Marchini: Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women’s Runner of the Week (Sept. 8)

Volleyball (13-20; 5-9 5th Big South) Big South All-Freshman Team Lian Bernett

Lian Bernett

Big South All-Academic Team Lauren Alejo

Ot her Honors:

Katie Martin: Big South Conference Freshman of the Week (Oct.24)

Men’s Cross Country (7th at Big South Championship) • All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

Big South All-Academic Team Cameron Wells

Cameron Wells

Ot her Honors:

• All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

Women’s Soccer (2-15-2; 2-7-1 10th Big South) • 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Team Academic Award

Second Team All-Big South Conference Alyssa Clark

Big South All-Academic Team Jessie Benchley

Ot her Honors:

• Cami Skladany: Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Aug. 30)

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NCAA A ppearances

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B ig S outh C hampionships

OASTALAROLINANIVERSITYTHLETICS A

SASSER CUP WINNER -- ALL-SPORTS CHAMPION , 2005-06, 2006-07

91HAMPIONSHIPPPEARANCES Baseball (12) 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008**, 2009, 2010**, 2011, 2012

Men's Golf (13) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005*, 2006*, 2007*, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Women's Indoor Track & Field (6) 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007

Men's Basketball (2) 1991, 1993

Women's Golf (7) 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 *, 2012

Women's Outdoor Track & Field (12) 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Men's Cross Country (2) 2002, 2003 Women's Cross Country (7) 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 Football (2) 2006, 2010

Men's Soccer (9) 1992, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011 Softball (5) 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012 Women's Tennis (2) 2001, 2007

Men's Outdoor Track & Field (9) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012* Volleyball (3) 1996, 1998, 2009 * - advanced from Regional to National Championship ** - advanced from Regional to Super Regional

141 IG SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Baseball (28)

Men's Golf (13)

Reg. Season: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1988, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Tourney: 1986, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, Women's Golf (5) 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 1992, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2011 2011, 2012

Men's Basketball (9)

Reg. Season: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2010, 2011 Tourney: 1990, 1991, 1993

Men's Cross Country (3) 1993, 1995, 1996

Women's Cross Country (12)

1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008

Football (4)

2004, 2005, 2006, 2010

Men's Soccer (20)

Reg. Season: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011 Tourney: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010

Women's Soccer (4)

Reg. Season: 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010

Softball (12)

Reg. Season: 1990, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Tourney: 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012

Men's Tennis (6)

Reg. Season: 1994, 1996 Tourney: 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994

Women's Tennis (4) Reg. Season: 2001, 2011 Tourney: 2001, 2007

Women's Indoor Track & Field (5) 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Women's Outdoor Track & Field (7) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Men's Outdoor Track & Field (2) 2003, 2006

Volleyball (7)

Reg. Season: 1987, 1989, 1996, 2008 Tourney: 1996, 1998, 2009

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