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DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS

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.

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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 students 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 are the focus of the Department of Athletics: • 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 vie 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 Department of Athletics’ 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 Interim Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance AraLeigh Beam 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 Director of Athletics Ticketing Michael Jacobs 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....................................... 2-5 Facility Enhancements......................................................... 6-7 Champions in Academics.....................................................8-10 Champions in the Community............................................11-12 Champions in the Department............................................... 13 Department of Athletics Revenue and Support....................... 14 Sport-By-Sport Highlights.................................................15-22 Honors by Sports Program.................................................23-25 NCAA Appearances and Big South Championships................... 26

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2012-13

FOOTBALL CLAIMS FIFTH BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP; WINS FIRST PLAYOFF GAME Teams Made NCAA Postseason Appearances

Total Rounds of NCAA Postseason Competition by Chanticleer Teams

Big South Championships and One Divisional Championship

All-Americans

MEN’S SOCCER ADVANCES TO SWEET 16 Men’s soccer earned its 10th overall and third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Chanticleers were ranked as high as eighth in numerous polls during the season before finishing the campaign ranked 11th with a 20-3-2 (10-0-0 Big South) record in the final NSCAA poll, the official poll recognized by the NCAA. Coastal handily defeated Elon 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the CCU Soccer Field before handing Wake Forest a 2-1 overtime loss in the second round. The Chants ultimately fell in the third round at College Cup semifinalist Maryland. Coastal closed the season ranked top in the nation in both total points (187) and assists (61). In addition, the team ranked second in total goals (63) and third in scoring offense (2.52).

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All-Big South Honorees

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Under first-year head coach Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina won its final five regular season games to secure the 10-year-old program’s fifth Big South Championship and earned the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Football Championship. Coastal went on the road to face #22 Bethune-Cookman in the first round and upset the Wildcats 24-14 to win the program’s first playoff game after two previous attempts. The Chanticleers ended the year ranked 24th, and it was the first time since 2006 that the program finished ranked in the national polls.

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PEAKE PLACES NINTH IN NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP IN 200M

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Standout sprinter Erica Peake wrapped up her indoor career by finishing ninth in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships to achieve second team All-American status. She became the fourth Chanticleer woman to earn indoor All-American honors, joining Jolene Williams, Amber Campbell and Chasity Johnson. Peake improved on her Big-South record time in the event, finishing in 23.40 and was just one spot shy of reaching the finals and claiming first-team status.

MEN’S GOLF ADVANCES TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP; FINISHES 22ND The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team won the Big South Championship – the program’s 13th over the last 17 years – and placed fifth at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional – the program’s 11th regional berth since 2000 – to qualify for the program’s fourth team appearance at the NCAA Championship and its first since 2007. The Chanticleers, ranked 46th nationally, placed 22nd. The team finished the year with a 293.01 scoring average to rank as the third-best single-season average in CCU history.

NINE NAMED ALL-AMERICAN • Football’s Quinn Backus was named a third team All-American linebacker by The Sports Network. • Ashton Bennett became the first men’s soccer student-athlete in both Coastal and Big South history to be a two-time, first team All-American. He received All-American honors from three additional publications. • Sprinter Erica Peake capped her indoor track & field career with a second team All-American honor in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship. • Baseball’s Seth Lamando was selected to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team as a starting pitcher. • The women’s 4x100m relay team of Erica Peake, Teka Simpson, Qwontajah Thompson and Symphony Thompson earned honorable mention All-American honor by virtue of their After competing in six NCAA postseason championships 24th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track & during the 2012-13 season, Coastal Carolina placed 79th Field Championship. in the 20th annual Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings. Coastal’s finish marks • The women’s 4x400m relay team of Jessica the first time CCU has placed among the nation’s top 100 since the award Gelibert, Erica Peake, Teka Simpson and began in 1993-94. COASTAL CAROLINA IN THE LEARFIELD DIRECTORS’ CUP STANDINGS Qwontajah Thompson earned honorable 1993-94 — 2001-02 167 2009-10 136 mention All-American honor by virtue of their 1994-95 — 2002-03 147 2010-11 106 2003-04 103 2011-12 t-154 22nd-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track & 1995-96 t-186 1996-97 t-208 2004-05 N/A* 2012-13 79 Field Championship. 1997-98 t-142 2005-06 N/A* 2006-07 103 * Ranking only lists top 100, • Men’s golfer Sebastian Soderberg earned PING/ 1998-99 t-214 1999-2000 t-185 2007-08 178 which CCU was not among GCAA honorable mention All-American honors. 2000-01 t-137 2008-09 185

COASTAL CAROLINA FINISHES 79TH IN LEARFIELD DIRECTORS' CUP

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PAIR OF RELAY TEAMS ADVANCE TO NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP For the first time in program history, the Coastal Carolina women’s track & field team sent two relay teams to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Both the 4x100 and 4x400 finished among the top-five teams at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and entered the Final Round as top-15 seeds. The 4x100 team consisting of senior Erica Peake, sophomore Symphony Thompson, freshman Teka Simpson and sophomore Qwontajah Thompson placed 24th, while the 4x400 team of freshman Jessica Gelibert along with Q. Thompson, Simpson and Peake placed 22nd.

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BASEBALL ADVANCES TO SEVENTH STRAIGHT NCAA REGIONAL While Coastal had its streak of Big South Championships snapped at six this season, Coastal’s strong finish in the month of May combined with its solid RPI and strength of schedule was enough to earn the Chanticleers their seventh straight NCAA Regional berth. In fact, Coastal is one of just 11 schools in the country that has made a regional appearance each year since 2007, joining Florida State, Miami (Fla.), South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Rice and Cal State Fullerton. Coastal faced 10 teams that made the NCAA field of 64 in 2013, including four teams that hosted regionals (North Carolina, North Carolina State, Kansas State and Indiana).

MEN’S TENNIS MAKES FIRST NCAA APPEARANCE; SWEEPS CONFERENCE The Coastal Carolina’s men’s tennis program earned the Big South’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament after winning the conference tournament for the first time since 1994. At the Durham Regional, the first NCAA postseason appearance for the program, the Chanticleers faced Duke University. The Chanticleers also claimed the Big South regular season title after posting a perfect 8-0 record in conference matches. Head coach Chris Powers was named the 2013 Coach of the Year by the Big South. In addition, six members of the men’s tennis team received conference honors, including all-conference nods to Yusuke Kusuda and Garik Yedigarian.

ALAN LEFORCE RETIRES; JAIDA WILLIAMS TABBED SUCCESSOR • After 16 years on the Chanticleer sideline, women’s basketball head coach Alan LeForce retired following the 2012-13 season. LeForce closed his Chanticleer career as the program’s all-time winningest coach with a 228226 (.502) record. LeForce, who was named the 1998-99 Big South Coach of the Year, coached two conference players of the year, a conference defensive player of the year and a conference freshman of the year. In addition, four of Coastal’s top 10 all-time leading scorers played under LeForce’s tutelage. • Jaida Williams was introduced as the sixth women’s basketball head coach in Chanticleer history on April 12. Williams comes to Conway after serving on Jennifer Hoover’s staff at Wake Forest. She spent the 2012-13 season as the Demon Deacons’ assistant coach and recruiting coordinator where she built a top-20 recruiting class.

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WOMEN’S LACROSSE BEGINS INDOOR TRACK DETHRONES COMPETITION AS COASTAL LIBERTY TO WIN BIG SOUTH CAROLINA’S 18TH VARSITY SPORT CHAMPIONSHIP The Coastal Carolina women’s lacrosse team opened its inaugural season on Feb. 15, 2013, against Cincinnati at Brooks Stadium. The Chanticleers recorded the program’s first victory at Kennesaw State in a game that saw Coastal score 21 goals. The Chants would go on to win five games in their opening season. In addition, standout midfielder Lily Yednock was voted the 2013 Big South Women’s Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year after posting a 4.0 GPA as a sophomore.

With a combination of elite talent and depth, Coastal outdueled Liberty to take the Big South title and end the Flames’ threeyear hold on the crown. The Chanticleers notched four event titles on the second day to rack up 182 points for the meet and pull away to a 40-point victory. Erica Peake won three individual events to earn Most Outstanding Track Athlete honors, while Jessica Gelibert and Mary Lawrence also turned in first-place finishes, along with the 4x400 relay team. A total of 15 Chants earned All-Big South honors as they claimed their first conference title since 2009 and sixth overall.

SOFTBALL CLAIMS BIG SOUTH REGULAR-SEASON TITLE

Tabbed as the conference’s preseason favorite, the Chanticleers lived up to the selection, beating out Campbell for their first regular season championship since 2006. Coastal started Big South play by taking five of six games against Longwood and Campbell during the first week and then closed strong, winning the last seven league games to finish 19-5, one game ahead of Campbell. The Chants won seven of their eight conference series en route to their Big South-record seventh regular season title, while also hitting a school-record 70 home runs.

WOMEN’S GOLF WINS BIG SOUTH; RETURNS TO NCAA REGIONAL

Women’s golf won its sixth Big South Championship in 2013, posting a Big South Championship record 54-hole score of 880 at The Patriot Club at Grand Harbor in Ninety Six, S.C. By virtue of the championship, the Chanticleers received the Big South automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. Coastal was sent to the NCAA Central Regional in Norman, Okla., where the team finished 12th in the 24-team field with a 54-hole tally of 889, the second best Regional score in program history.

COASTAL CAROLINA HOSTS V isit M yrtle B each . com BIG SOUTH BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Coastal Carolina hosted the 2013 VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championships, the conference’s first same site event since 2002. The VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championships featured a combined tournament for the seventh time overall in league history, and the tournament featured all Big South men’s and women’s basketball teams – 23 in total. The 12 men’s teams and 11 women’s programs played 21 games over a six-day stretch from Tuesday to Sunday, March 5-10, 2013. The tournament was witnessed by 21,953 spectators in person and countless others around the globe on the Big South Sports Network and the ESPN family of networks. 5

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Coastal Carolina officially opened the new home of Chanticleer basketball and volleyball, The HTC Center, in 2012 to enormous fanfare. The Chanticleer volleyball team played Winthrop in the first athletic event in the facility on Sept. 21. The men’s basketball team opened its new home on Nov. 9 with a 74-70 overtime victory over eventual Mid-American Conference champion and NCAA Tournament participant Akron. Women’s basketball debuted in the building on Nov. 12 with a 58-39 win over North Carolina Central. The HTC Center was the site for the 2013 Visit MyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championships, the conference’s first samesite men’s and women’s tournament since 2002. Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball The HTC Center Volleyball

Firsts

Point: Rachel Lenz, Winthrop | Sept. 21 CCU Victory: Sept. 22 | CCU 3, Presbyterian 2

Points: Kierre Greenwood, 3-pointer | Nov. 9 CCU Victory: Nov. 9 | Coastal Carolina 74, Akron 70 (OT)

Points: Kayla Cook, 3-pointer | Nov. 11 CCU Victory: Nov. 11 | Coastal Carolina 58, NC Central 39

Ground was officially broken on the Coastal Carolina Baseball/Softball Stadium complex on March 12. The $10.2 million, 33,000-squarefoot complex, which will include new grandstands, locker rooms, offices, team lounges, training and concession facilities, is scheduled for completion in 2014. 6

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BROOKS STADIUM RECEIVES VIDEO BOARD UPGRADE

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Coastal Carolina Athletics purchased a new video board from Daktronics for Brooks Stadium prior to the start of the 2012 football season. The video board screen measures 36 feet by 20 feet. The former board had a screen size of 12 feet by 12 feet. The upgraded video board allows fans to clearly see replays of action on the field as well as enhances the overall fan game day experience. The speakers in Brooks Stadium were also upgraded.

HACKLER GOLF LEARNING CENTER OPENS The Coastal Carolina men’s and women’s golf teams added a new on-campus learning center in the spring with the opening of the Hackler Golf Learning Center. The center is located on the driving range of the University-owned General James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University. The Hackler Golf Learning Center features: • Two hitting bays (one used by the Chanticleer student-athletes and one used by students in the PGA/Professional Golf Management program) • Three-camera system with V1 video • Trackman launch monitor • SAM putting lab

WATSON STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CENTER DEDICATED The strength and conditioning center, the crown jewel of Adkins Field House, was dedicated in honor of longtime Chanticleer supporter Charles Watson in fall 2012. Completed in June 2010, the 13,000-square-foot facility features the latest in strength and conditioning equipment.

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61 STUDENT-ATHLETES GRADUATE IN 2012-13

CREEL AND HENDERSON NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA Coastal Carolina senior standouts JUSTIN CREEL and BRITTANY HENDERSON were named Academic All-America, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Creel, an infielder, earned Third Team Baseball Academic All-America distinction graduating summa cum laude with a career GPA of 4.00. Creel is the third Chanticleer in four years to earn Academic All-America plaudits, joining first team selections Austin Fleet (2010) and Tucker Frawley (2012). Henderson was a Third Team At-Large All-America selection, owning a 3.964 career GPA. She tallied six President’s List honors in her academic career. She joins Line Cordes as Chanticleer golfers to be honored with the prestigious award. Including Creel and Henderson, 30 Chanticleers have earned 38 Academic All-America honors since the 1978-79 season.

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CREEL, HENDERSON AND YEDNOCK ARE BIG SOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Seniors JUSTIN CREEL (baseball), BRITTANY HENDERSON (women’s golf) and sophomore LILY YEDNOCK (lacrosse) were all named Big South Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports. Creel, an infielder, held a 4.00 GPA in biology while making 22 starts for the Chants this season. He batted .224 with 19 hits. Henderson posted a 3.96 GPA in management, while also leading the Chants on the course. She concluded the season with a 73.87 scoring average and two event victories to go along with seven top-10 finishes. Yednock led Coastal in groundballs and caused turnovers and posted a 4.00 GPA in communication. She earned second team All-Big South honors despite missing five games due to injury.

Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll members

Student-athletes graduated in 2012-13

President’s List honors for studentathletes for achieving 4.0 GPAs

CREEL RECEIVES TOP BIG SOUTH ACADEMIC HONOR

The Big South Conference honored Coastal Carolina’s JUSTIN CREEL (baseball) with the prestigious George A. Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence. Creel posted a perfect 4.0 for his collegiate career, majoring in biology. The annual Christenberry Award is given to the male and female student-athletes who attain the highest GPA during their college careers and are graduates of a Big South institution during the past year. Coastal Carolina student-athletes have won Christenberry Awards in nine of the past 11 years. Since the inception of the award at the conclusion of the 1985-86 academic year, a total 10 male and seven female Coastal Carolina student-athletes have garnered the prestigious honor.

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A total of 61 Chanticleer student-athletes received their degrees from Coastal Carolina University in 2012-13: 41 in the May commencement and 20 in the December commencement. Topping the list of new graduates were JUSTIN CREEL and SAMANTHA PALKA, who earned GPAs of 4.00 and 3.72, respectively. Thirteen 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 • Jessica Alexander, women’s golf - cum laude • Caitlin Carroll, cheerleading - cum laude • Justin Creel, baseball - summa cum laude • Ashley Day, women’s soccer - cum laude • Seanna Kautz, women’s cross country/track & field - magna cum laude • Yusuke Kusuda, men’s tennis - cum laude • Anna Lowe, women’s soccer - magna cum laude • Sean McCormick, men’s soccer - cum laude • Samantha Palka, volleyball - magna cum laude • Katie Reddington, cheerleading - magna cum laude • Janel Reeves, women’s cross country/track & field - cum laude • Morgan Thomas, women’s soccer - magna cum laude • Marcus Whitener, football - cum laude

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45 STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN PRESIDENT’S LIST DISTINCTION Forty-five 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 2012 PRESIDENT’S LIST SPRING 2013 PRESIDENT’S LIST FALL 2012 AND SPRING 2013 Storm Baker, football Ashton Bennett, men’s soccer Lauren Alejo, volleyball Shannon Brahn, cheer Nicole Boyle, women’s tennis Courtney Boe, women’s golf Briana Cristiano, women’s track & field Ashley Day, women’s soccer Ressa Borkovich, women’s basketball Dominique De Wit, women’s tennis Kimmy Delonge, lacrosse Caitlin Carroll, cheer Chris Floyd, football Jessica Dennison, women’s track & field/cross country Justin Creel, baseball Eugenia Guerra, women’s golf Olivia Fear, women’s soccer Faith Farley, women’s Soccer Darriale Henley, women’s track & field Cameron Griggs, men’s track & field/cross country Monica Hall, volleyball Trevor Herak, football Darbie Kelley, women’s soccer Megan Wagner, women’s soccer Kaitlin Higginbotham, women’s golf Kyle Kling, men’s track & field/cross country Lily Yednock, lacrosse Erika Lightsey, volleyball Meghan Laffin, volleyball Uros Ljeskovic, men’s basketball Simon Laugsand, men’s soccer Samantha Palka, volleyball Nicala Maltese, cheer Katie Reddington, cheer Sean McCormick, men’s soccer Jake Mooney, football Ali Morin, women’s soccer Vanessa Ortiz Perez, women’s tennis Maddie Phillips, women’s soccer Vanita Pulliam, women’s track & field/cross country Janel Reeves, women’s track & field/cross country Lena Schaeffner, women’s golf Cami Skladany, women’s soccer Morgan Thomas, women’s soccer Kelsey Thurston, lacrosse

THREE EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT; FIVE TEAMS HONORED FOR ACADEMICS

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• Three 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). Women’s Soccer: ANNA LOWE (3.85 GPA in Marine Science) – First Team All-District IV Women’s Golf: BRITTANY HENDERSON (3.96 GPA in Management) – First Team All-District IV Baseball: JUSTIN CREEL (4.00 GPA in Biology) – First Team All-District IV • The Coastal Carolina MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS, the WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM, 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 JUSTIN PORTILLO was named a NSCAA Second Team Scholar All-American, while NICCOLO MASTROMATTEO was named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic AllStar team and the College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision All-Academic Team. In addition, women’s golf team members JESSICA ALEXANDER, MARISSA HINCHMAN, LENA SCHAEFFNER, FRIDA CASTILLO and BRITTANY HENDERSON were named to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team. • The Chanticleer WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM was publicly recognized by the NCAA for its APR (Academic Progress Rate) of 1,000 — the highest number a team can receive. To earn the public recognition, a program must have an APR between 9771,000, which is among the nation’s top 10 percent.

COASTAL STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC FACTS

• For the 2012-13 academic year, 228 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted at least a 3.0 GPA to earn recognition on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll. • In fall 2012, 22 student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning CCU President’s Honor Roll honors, while 32 accomplished the feat for spring 2013. • In the spring of 2013, 104 student-athletes earned Dean’s List recognition (at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester), while 130 student-athletes recorded Dean’s List recognitions in fall 2012. • Overall, the mean cumulative GPA for student-athletes in 2012-13 was 3.001, as compared to 2.821 for general degree-seeking students. • The cumulative GPA for all women’s teams was 3.252, compared to 2.988 for female degree-seeking students. The cumulative GPA for all men’s teams was 2.915, compared to 2.745 for male degree-seeking students. • Of Coastal’s 441 student-athletes, 228 (51.7 percent) posted a GPA between 3.0-4.0 for the 2012-13 academic year. • Nine of 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 had the sixth-highest 2011-12 NCAA GSR (Graduation Success Rate, which tracks the graduation rates beginning with the freshman class of 2005) in the Big South Conference at 80 percent. (Radford 87%; Gardner-Webb 87%; High Point 86%; Winthrop 85%; Campbell 82%; COASTAL 80%; Longwood 79%; Liberty 74%; Charleston Southern 73%; UNC Asheville 74%; VMI 67%).

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2012-13 BIG SOUTH PRESIDENTIAL HONOR ROLL 228 Coastal Carolina Student-Athletes Posted at Least a 3.0 GPA for the 2012-13 Academic Year MEN’S GOLF Josh Pisarri Sebastian Soderberg Kevin Vanden Heuvel Ben Wheeler MEN’S SOCCER Ashton Bennett Robby Joe Daniels Ricky Garbanzo Jhamie Hyde Nick May Sean McCormick Shawn McLaws Mark Petrus Justin Portillo Pedro Ribeiro Matt Risher Scott Shewfelt Kjartan Sigurdsson Jakub Stourac Uchenna Uzo MEN’S TENNIS Leo Christofides Stefan Jakubov Yusuke Kusuda Ted Nilsson MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Ryan Beckley Brinson Corn Cameron Griggs Corey Hackett-Greene Kyle Kling Spencer Lange Graham Larson Ryan Minor Reggie Nelson Evan Niciphor Jordan Roach Tyler Slapikas Cameron Wells SOFTBALL Ashley Bagwell Jazmin Daigle Brooke Donovan Courtney Howell Beth Kassuhn Morgan Noad Cacia Pierre Kiana Quolas Sara Rasley Nicole Saggiomo Jessie Winans VOLLEYBALL Lauren Alejo Kindra Bailey Jamie DiMaggio Michelle Fowle Lindsay Gill Monica Hall Gabriella Horvath Meghan Laffin Katie Martin Eszter Nagy Jenna Orner Samantha Palka WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Ressa Borkovich Kayla Cook Jena Hamrick Corinne Holland AJ Jordan Megan Pittman WOMEN’S GOLF Jessica Alexander Courtney Boe Frida Castillo Brittany Henderson Marissa Hinchman Brooke Kochevar Nadia Luttner Hayley Martin

Lena Schaeffner LACROSSE Maddy Ciardi Nyra Constant Kimmy Delonge McKynsey Douglas Rachel Ferrara Morgan Gott Kasey Griese Jen Koss Caitlin Kratzer Trista Kuehn Sara Nolan Charlotte O’Leary Elizabeth Reed Kelsey Thurston Paige Timberg Stephanie Torosian Kaitlyn Trodden Rachel Waldron Keri White Kayla Wynne Lily Yednock WOMEN’S SOCCER Miki Antzoulatos Camille Christie Ashley Day Faith Farley Olivia Fear Rylie Johnson Fia Jonsson Darbie Kelley Anna Lowe Maggie McGavin Ali Morin Maddie Phillips Charlotte Ratcliff Jacqueline Rigali Cami Skladany Morgan Smith Megan Spencer Christina Stern Morgan Thomas Megan Wagner WOMEN’S TENNIS Nicole Boyle Mikaela Davies Dominique De Wit Kourtney Kowal Vanessa Ortiz Perez Alicia Robinson Libby Scott WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Jackie Brengel Brianna Cristiano Jessica Dennison Jalacy Green Casie Hain Raven Hamilton Hannah Hetzel Nichole Hicks Veneshia Holmes Seanna Kautz Taylor Keen Tiffani Kuhn Mary Lawrence Emily Marchini Shelby Nicosia Vanita Pulliam Janel Reeves Letitia Saayman Wisdom Shelton Hailey Shingler Samantha Stady Stephanie Taylor LaChelsie Thomas Qwontajah Thompson Symphony Thompson Kyla Van Graan Otessa Velasquez Keegan Woodson

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BASEBALL Vince Apicella Richard Carter Tyler Chadwick Patrick Corbett Justin Creel Alex Cunningham Tom Durkin Jake Kane Jacob May Alex Ministeri Mike Morrison Connor Owings Josh Powell Zach Remillard Ben Smith CHEER Taylor Bittle Shannon Brahn Ashley Branda Caitlin Carroll Princess Houey Kylie Jenkins Ashley Johnson Nicala Maltese Mary McAleavy Tamara Panek Madison Penninger Kelsey Peterson Shelby Potts Alexandria Quill Katie Reddington Marissa Reinhart Alexandra Richards Matthew Shuttleworth Kasey Sohmer Autumn Weller Ariel Wiest Alexandria Wilson FOOTBALL Jake Ansley Mo Ashley Storm Baker Samson Baldwin Michael Battle Colton Blackburn Tyrell Blanks Cody Craig Dalton Demos Stephen Denuel Ryan Granger Chad Hamilton Kevin Hart Drew Herring Aramis Hillary Andre’ Johnson Brett Johnson Arthur Kelley Bucky Kennedy Voghens Larrieux Niccolo Mastromatteo Mike McClure Jake Mooney Alex Ross Jeffery Salley Richie Sampson Zach Silverberg Mark Singleton Adrian Sullivan Chris Thomas Denzell Thomas Tyler Watkins Dominique Whiteside Pat Williams MEN’S BASKETBALL Tristian Curtis Badou Diagne Michel Enanga Uros Ljeskovic Ron Trapps

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MORE THAN 7,200 POUNDS OF FOOD DONATED AS PART OF HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE Over the months of November and December the Department of Athletics collected more than 7,200 pounds of food for four charities. The volleyball team led all programs by donating 2,696 pounds of food, an average of 168.5 pounds per student-athlete on the team. Men’s golf finished second with 93.12 pounds per student-athlete for a total of 745. The donations went to the Salvation Army, Churches Assisting People, Pee Dee Elementary and the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

CHANTICLEER STUDENT-ATHLETES CONTINUE SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE In September, the Department of Athletics completed its second annual Chants for Kids School Supply Drive, collecting approximately $2,000 worth of essential supplies for students at Pee Dee Elementary. Department of Athletics staff members and Coastal student-athletes combined in donating to the drive, which ran from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7. Among the items collected were pencils, crayons, markers, paper, notebooks, glue sticks, hand sanitizer and book bags. The drive was part of the department’s continued partnership with Pee Dee Elementary, which was adopted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee beginning with the 2011-12 academic year.

CHANTS READ “THE GIVING TREE” TO 2,450 KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS In March, 93 student-athletes and coaches teamed up with United Way of Horry County to read in 98 kindergarten classrooms throughout Horry County. Fifteen staff members, administrators and coaches also participated. The student-athletes and coaches read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

Pounds of food collected by student-athletes during the Chants for Kids Food Drive

Hours of community service contributed by Coastal Carolina student-athletes

Donated by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council to Pee Dee Elementary School to help underprivileged children attend field trips

Value of school supplies donated to Pee Dee Elementary School as part of Chants for Kids School Supply Drive

Student-athletes and coaches participated in the United Way Community Reading Program in March

Children adopted by student-athletes during the holiday season

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CHAMPIONS IN THE COMMUNITY

CHANTS FOR KIDS INITIATIVE CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN 2,000 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE For the third straight year the Department of Athletics has participated in The Chants for Kids Community Service Initiative which provides a means of assisting children locally, regionally and nationally through the efforts of student-athletes, administrators and coaches of Coastal Carolina University. The initiative seeks to enhance community relations by contributing more than 2,000 hours of volunteer service to a variety of organizations, while placing an emphasis on the well-being of today’s youth.

Prior to the holiday season the Department of Athletics hosted the third annual “Adopt-A-Chant Campaign” to help provide 31 children in Horry County a happy holiday season. This was a substantial increase over last year’s total, when Coastal Carolina Athletics adopted six children. The 31 children submitted a “wish list,” and Coastal Carolina teams, individual student-athletes and members of the athletics administration gathered items such as toys, clothes and shoes to provide help for those who may not otherwise have gifts.

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS TAKES ACTIVE ROLE WITH CHANTICREW In August, Coastal Carolina athletic department officials and student-athletes did their part to help incoming freshmen settle into their new homes. Fifteen members of the Department of Athletics Leadership team, players from both the football and volleyball teams and lacrosse coaches Jaime Sellers and Christie Kaestner joined nearly 400 volunteers for Chanticrew in participating in Move-In Day 2012. The volunteers greeted families at their vehicles and helped move belongings into the freshman residence halls.

ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

Coastal Carolina University student-athletes participated in numerous community service projects in 2012-13. Below are projects adopted by the teams: Women’s Basketball – Shepherd’s Table, Operation Christmas Child, Pee Dee Elementary in-class mentoring, Let’s Read with Chauncey, Girls and Women in Sports Day Softball – Conway Recreation Center Halloween Carnival, Miracle League, Pee Dee Elementary in-class mentoring, Myrtle Beach Community Kitchen Women’s Tennis – Tennis Day at Riverfront Tennis Center Women’s Golf – Coastal Animal Rescue, Pee Dee Elementary in-class mentoring, Chantathon, Homecoming golf tournament, First Tee, Palmetto Bays Festival Women’s Soccer – Miracle League, Girls and Women in Sports Day Men’s Tennis - Toys for Tots Baseball – Miracle League, Myrtle Beach Soup Kitchen, adopted children for Christmas as a team Lacrosse – Habitat for Humanity Volleyball – Completed volleyball demonstrations at six Horry County Schools to students and staff, Girls and Women in Sports Day Men’s and Women’s Track & Field - Run, Jump and Throw with the Chants at Pee Dee Elementary School, Girls and Women in Sports Day

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ADOPT-A-CHANT HELPS MAKE HOLIDAY SEASON ENJOYABLE FOR 31 CHILDREN

CHAMPIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT

Champions In The

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STUDENT-ATHLETE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics hosted the “Student-Athlete Excellence Awards” at The HTC Center on April 29. The night culminated with ERICA PEAKE and ASHTON BENNETT named the Female and Male Athletes of the Year; BRITTANY HENDERSON named the Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year; and SAMANTHA PALKA and JUSTIN CREEL 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, which represented Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics with the highest combined grade point average. The program posted a solid 3.572 GPA and has won this award in 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The individual awards portion began with the student-athletes showing their appreciation to BRIAN BUNTON, an assistant chemistry/physics professor in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, 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 KAREN HOWARD-GOSS, a learning specialist in Student-Athlete Academic Support Services. The MEN’S TENNIS TEAM was awarded the Comeback Team of the Year and MARCUS WHITENER was named the Comeback Athlete of the Year. Men’s Tennis posted a 15-5 overall record, going 8-0 in Big South play on its way to the program’s first conference championship since 1994. Additionally, the Chants competed in the NCAA Durham Regional, the first NCAA postseason appearance in program history. Whitener played two plays in the opening game of the year before suffering a knee injury. He missed the subsequent five games before returning to the field against VMI, where he picked up 45 yards on seven carries. He went on to average 7.9 yards per rush over his final four games with seven touchdowns.

Ashton Bennett

Erica Peake

Male Athlete of the Year

Female Athlete of the Year

Sean McCormick (left) accepting on Bennett’s behalf

Justin Creel

Comeback Athlete of the Year

Marcus Whitener

Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Joe Moglia accepting on Whitener’s behalf

Brian Bunton

Faculty Member of the Year

Samantha Palka

Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Karen Howard-Goss

Department of Athletics Staff Member of the Year

2012-13 Women’s Golf Team

2013 Men’s Tennis Team

4.0 GPA Recognition

NSCA All-American Strength & Conditioning Award Winners

Linda C. Vereen Academic Excellence Award

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Brittany Henderson

Presidential Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Comeback Team of the Year

REVENUE AND SUPPORT

Department of Athletics

REVENUE GENERATION (TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP) 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 BASKETBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) people behind the scenes who provide vital support for • Season $ 47,768 $ 141,957 $ +94,189 their successes. • Single Game $ 17,270 $ 56,278 $ +39,008 • Total Revenue $ 65,038 $ 198,235 $ +133,197 In addition to the administration and coaching staffs, the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics consists of the following areas: BASEBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) Academic Support Services • Season $ 25,775 $ 17,474 $ -8,301 Administrative Support • Single Game $ 51,238 $ 32,749 $ -18,489 • Total Revenue $ 77,013 $ 50,223 $ -23,790 Business Operations Equipment Services TOTAL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) Facilities and Operations $ 426,794 $ 548,613 $ +121,819 Life Skills Marketing and Promotions SPONSORSHIP REVENUE (Gross) Media Relations $ 440,000 $ 600,655 $ +160,655 NCAA Compliance Sports Turf Management OFFSETTING REVENUE AGREEMENTS (Gross) Sports Medicine and Nutrition (Budget Reducing Trade - non cash) $ 204,500 $ 253,000 $ +48,500 Speed, Strength and Conditioning Ticket Office TOTAL REVENUE (Gross) $ 1,071,294 $ 1,402,268 $ +330,974 Video Services The hard work and dedication of each of these departATTENDANCE FIGURES ments enable the Coastal Carolina University DepartChanticleer fans turned out in record fashion during the 2012-13 season. Coastal Carolina led the Big South in percentage of stadium capacity during football season with 87.1 percent and average attendance ment of Athletics to develop CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE. per game during men’s basketball season with 2,425.

FOOTBALL

MEMBER INSTITUTION AVG./GAME STADIUM CAPACITY PCT. OF CAPACITY COASTAL CAROLINA 8,030 9,214 87.1 Liberty 16,318 19,200 84.9 Stony Brook 5,826 8,138 71.5 Presbyterian College 4,313 6,500 66.3 VMI 6,256 10,000 62.5 Charleston Southern 2,295 4,000 57.3 Gardner-Webb 3,607 8,000 45.0

MEN’S BASKETBALL

MEMBER INSTITUTION GAMES TOTAL AVG./GAME COASTAL CAROLINA 16 38,806 2,425 Liberty 15 32,343 2,156 UNC Asheville 14 27,371 1,955 Campbell 16 27,799 1,737 Gardner-Webb 15 26,011 1,734 VMI 13 22,034 1,695 Winthrop 15 25,100 1,673 High Point 15 21,691 1,446 Radford 13 16,275 1,252 Longwood 13 13,999 1,077 Charleston Southern 14 11,694 835 Presbyterian College 13 10,491 807

CHANTICLEERS ONLINE More and more people are getting their news about Coastal Carolina Athletics through the department’s official website GoCCUSports. com and via the Department’s official Twitter account @GoCCUSports. In addition, during the 2012-13 year the Department of Athletics increased its social media footprint on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram and YouTube.

GoCCUSports.com Page Views 2012-13

4,634,943

2012-13

87,643

GoCCUSports.com Unique Visitors

@GoCCUSports Twitter Followers 2,561 @ChaunceyCCU Twitter Followers 3,209 ChaunceyCCU Facebook “Likes” 5,853

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2011-12 ACTUAL 2012-13 ACTUAL VA R I A N C E FOOTBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season* $ 162,005 $ 156,252 $ -5,753 • Single Game $ 122,738 $ 143,903 $ +21,165 • Total Revenue $ 284,743 $ 300,155 $ +15,412 * season tickets purchased increased from 2,416 in 2011 to 2,657 in 2012.

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Sport-by-Sport

Football

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8-5 (5-1) | Big South Champions • Received the Big South’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Football Championship. • Ended the season ranked 24th by The Sports Network and FCS Coaches Polls, marking the first time since 2006 CCU ended the season in national polls • 2012 Big South co-Champion. • Upset #22 Bethune-Cookman, 24-14, on the road in the first round for the program’s first NCAA win in the football playoffs. • Lost in the Round of 16 to third-ranked Old Dominion in the NCAA Division I Football Championship. • Joe Moglia was the 2013 Big South Football Coach of the Year and finalist for two national coach of the Quinn Backus year awards – the Eddie Robinson Award and the Liberty Mutual FCS Coach of the Year Award. • Quinn Backus was named third team All-American and Big South Defensive Player of the Year. • Coastal placed 12 on the All-Big South team: First team selections Aramis Hillary (QB), Matt Hazel (WR), Pat Williams (C), Johnny Hartsfield (DL), Quinton Davis (DL), Quinn Backus (LB), Dontavais Johnson (CB) and Niccolo Mastromatteo (PR), and Second team selections Jeremy Height (RB), Niccolo Mastromatteo (WR), David Duran (TE), Chad Hamilton (OL) and Mike McClure (LB). • Niccolo Mastromatteo was voted Academic All-Big South as well as named to the FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team and the College Sports Journal FCS All-Academic Team. • Jeremy Height tallied a season-record 1,635 all-purpose yards, breaking the previous mark by 479 yards and averaging a record 125.8 all-purpose yards per game. • Aramis Hillary set season records for pass attempts (352) and completions (226). • Matt Hazel tied a season record with 61 receptions. • Tre Henderson set a season record with 597 kick return yards. • Quinn Backus set a season record with 139 total tackles. • Team set single season records with 5,691 yards of total offense, 58 touchdowns scored, 561.4 all-purpose yards per game, 446 points scored and 1,177 yards in kick returns.

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Men’s Soccer 20-3-2 (10-0-0) | Regular Season Champions

Women’s Soccer

10-9-0 (7-4-0) | Fifth • Improved by eight wins over previous season to notch seventh double-digit victory season in program history. • Sophomore Kacey Kelley selected to All-Big South first team and midfielder Fia Jonsson named the conference’s Fia Jonsson Freshman of the Year. • Senior Anna Lowe earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors • Team set school record for fewest goals allowed in a season (20) and posted eight shutouts, second-most in program history and one off the record. • Received National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for 12th consecutive season. • Defeated three then-first place Big South opponents. • Scored 29 goals on the season compared to only 12 in 2011. Ashton Bennett

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• Advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating nationally ranked Elon and Wake Forest in the first and second rounds, respectively. • Posted a 20-3-2 overall record, including a perfect 10-0-0 Big South mark, and captured the program’s 11th Big South regular season championship. The program has won 19 consecutive Big South regular season games dating back to the start of the 2011 season. • Senior Ashton Bennett was named a NSCAA First Team All-American, becoming Coastal Carolina’s and the Big South’s first multi-time men’s soccer first team All-American. By defeating Wake Forest in overtime the Chanticleers • Ended the season ranked 11th by the NSCAA, advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003. marking the highest end of season ranking in program history. • The Chants earned a total of 14 postseason honors from the Big South Conference, including Attacking Player of the Year Bennett, Defensive Player of the Year Kjartan Sigurdsson and Coach of the Year Shaun Docking. In addition, Bennett, Sigurdsson, Uchenna Uzo, Pedro Ribeiro and Justin Portillo were named All-South Atlantic Region by the NSCAA. • Bennett was a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist for the second straight year, while also being recognized as a finalist for the SENIOR Class Award. • Led the NCAA in total points (187) and assists (61), while ranking second in total goals (63) and third in scoring offense (2.52 goals per game).

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Men’s Cross Country Sixth at Big South Championship

• Seven runners placed in the top 20 as the Chants won the Coastal Carolina Invitational. • Sophomore Joseph Keitt was named AllBig South, finishing 10th at the Big South Championship. • Senior Kyle Kling was named to the 2012 Big South Cross Country All-Academic Team.

Women’s Cross Country

Second at Big South Championship

Joseph Keitt

• Five runners placed in the top 10 as the Chants won the Coastal Carolina Invitational. • Letitia Saayman was named the Big South Women’s Cross Country Freshman of the Year in addition to receiving all-conference honors. • Junior Emily Marchini was named to the Big South Cross Country All-Academic Team.

Big South Champions

• Won sixth Big South Conference championship and first since 2009, ending Liberty’s three-year run; 15 student-athletes garnered All-Big South honors. • Erica Peake placed ninth overall at NCAA meet to earn Second Team All-American honors, becoming the fourth Chanticleer All-American in indoor track. • Peake named Big South’s Most Outstanding Track Performer and set new conference records in both 60 and 200 meters. • Jessica Gelibert picked as Big South Freshman of the Year and Alan Connie earns 31st Coach of the Year honor. • Won six event titles at the Big South Championship: Erica Peake - 60m champion; 200m champion; long jump champion; 4x400 relay champion Jessica Gelibert - 400m champion; 4x400 relay champion Mary Lawrence - Pole vault champion Qwontajah Thompson - 4x400 relay champion Camille Hurley - 4x400 relay champion

Letitia Saayman

Erica Peake

Volleyball

14-14 (10-4) | Second • Advanced to the Big South Conference Tournament championship match and finished with a 14-14 overall mark. • Finished second in the Big South regular season with a 10-4 record including a 6-1 mark at home. • Produced first team All-Big South selection Kindra Bailey and All-Freshman team members Gabriella Horvath and Eszter Nagy. • Welcomed first-year head coach Jozsef Forman. • Earned two Big South Conference Player of the Week awards along with one Freshman of the Week honor. 17

Kindra Bailey

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Women’s Indoor Track & Field

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Men’s Basketball

14-15 (9-6) | Fourth, South Division • Finished fourth in the Big South Conference South Division with a 9-7 conference mark and a 14-15 overall record. • Opened The HTC Center with a thrilling 74-70 overtime win over Akron. • Defeated ACC member Clemson for the second straight year, 69-46, inside The HTC Center. • Finished with a 7-1 conference record at home. • Produced National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District First Team and All-Big South Conference First Team selection Anthony Raffa. • Led the conference and ranked 26th in the NCAA in rebounding margin (+5.7). • Led the conference and ranked 24th in the NCAA in steals per game (8.6). • Raffa finished ranked 27th in the NCAA in scoring with 19.1 points per game.

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Anthony Raffa

Women’s Basketball

The Chanticleers opened The HTC Center with a thrilling 74-70 overtime win over Akron. The Chants then defeated in-state rival Clemson 69-46 on Dec. 19 in front of a capacity crowd of 3,286.

13-16 (8-10) | Eighth • Finished eighth in the Big South with a 8-10 league record and 13-16 record overall. • Opened The HTC Center with a 58-39 win over North Carolina Central. • Posted a 10-6 record at home with five wins over conference opponents. • Recorded a pair of 18-point second half come-from-behind wins. • AJ Jordan earned Big South All-Academic Team distinction. • Angelica Henry tallied 76 steals on the season, tying for the seventh-most on the CCU single season list • Won the program’s first overtime game, 70-67, against Gardner-Webb at home. • Head coach Alan LeForce retired after 16 years on the Chanticleer sideline. He leaves Coastal as the program’s all-time winningest coach.

LeFORCE BY THE NUMBERS

AT COASTAL CAROLINA SEASONS 16 WINS 228 PERCENTAGE .502 OVERALL SEASONS 31 WINS 467 PERCENTAGE .535 Alan LeForce

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Baseball

Jacob May

Softball 37-22 (19-5) | Regular Season Champions • Won conference-record seventh Big South regular-season title and first since 2006. • Kiana Quolas named NFCA All-Region and Big South Pitcher of the Year. • Kiana Quolas and Kory Hayden garnered All-Big South first team honors. • The team tallied a Chanticleer record 70 home runs. • Morgan Noad tied Coastal’s freshman record for home runs with 15. • Kiana Quolas piled up a 37-inning scoreless streak over all or parts of eight games. • Ashley Bagwell moved up to second in CCU history in strikeouts with 487 for her career. • Kiana Quolas moved into a tie for third on career wins list with 46 in two seasons. • Kory Hayden moved to fourth on Coastal’s home runs list with 30 round-trippers in two seasons. 19

Kiana Quolas

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Ryan Connolly

37-23 (18-6) | South Division Champions • 2013 Big South South Division Champion. • Earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Blacksburg Regional as a three seed. Coastal is one of 11 baseball programs in the country to play in each of the last seven regionals – dating back to 2007 – along with Florida State, Miami (Fla), North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Rice, Texas A&M and Cal State Fullerton. • Was ranked as high as 26th during the 2013 season after winning 20 games over a 24-game stretch, closed the regular season with an 8-2 record and entered the NCAA Regional ranked 29th. • Coastal claimed a weekend series win at #23 Georgia Tech and faced a total of 10 teams that played in an NCAA Regional. Also, of Coastal’s first nine opponents on the schedule, seven played in a 2013 NCAA Regional including four (North Carolina, Kansas State, Indiana and North Carolina State) that hosted a Regional. Overall, Coastal was 8-10 versus teams that played in a 2013 Regional. • Ryan Connolly ended his career with 139 career pitching appearances, shattering the previous CCU and Big South marks of 117 to rank fifth on the NCAA all-time list. Connolly ended his career with a Big South record 2.23 ERA, bettering the previous league record of 2.52 set by former teammate Anthony Meo. • Pitcher Seth Lamando was named the Big South Baseball Freshman of the Year. In addition, Lamando earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger. • Justin Creel was named Big South Baseball co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He additionally picked up the following academic honors: third team Capital One/CoSIDA All-America, first team Capital One/CoSIDA All-District 4, Academic All-Big South, CCU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Big South Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence and CCU’s President’s Award for Academic Excellence. • Four Chants were named All-Big South including first team selection Ben Smith (SP) and second team picks Ryan Connolly (RP), Jacob May (OF) and Will Remillard (C).

Morgan Noad

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Men’s Tennis 15-6 (8-0) | Regular Season and Tournament Champions

Lily Yednock

Women’s Tennis

10-11 (5-5) | Fifth • Libby Scott was named the Big South Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year in addition to receiving all-conference singles honors. • Junior Dominique De Wit was named to the Big South All-Academic Team. • De Wit and Scott were named the conference’s No. 3 doubles flight winners.

Libby Scott

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• Advanced to the NCAA postseason tournament for the first time in the program’s history, facing Duke in the Durham Regional. • Won the Big South Championship for the first time since 1994. • Was crowned the Big South regular season champions after finishing with a perfect 8-0 conference record. • Head coach Chris Powers was named the 2013 Big South Coach of the Year. Lacrosse • Senior Yusuke Kusuda and 5-11 (2-5) | Sixth sophomore Garik Yedigarian • The Coastal Carolina women’s lacrosse program began its inaugural season as earned All-Big South singles the 18th Coastal Carolina athletics team. honors. Kusuda was additionally named to the • The Chanticleers tallied the first win in program history, 21-12, at Kennesaw conference’s All-Academic Team. State on March 2. • Produced two singles flight • Sophomore Lily winners and two doubles Yednock was named flight winners in the Big South. the 2013 Big South Yusuke Kusuda Scholar Athlete of the Year and earned a place on the Big South AllAcademic team for holding a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, Yednock was named second team allconference as a midfielder. • Freshman Maddy Ciardi was also named second team all-conference.

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Men’s Golf

Big South Champion

• 2013 Big South Champion. • Placed fifth at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional to qualify for the national championship, marking Coastal’s fourth trip to the final and first since 2007. Peter Valasek tied for sixth individually at the NCAA Regional. • Placed 22nd at the NCAA Championship with sophomore Ben Wheeler tying for 26th individually. • Was 40th in the final Golfstat poll and 42th in the final Golfweek poll, while Sebastian Soderberg ranked 53rd on the individual list. • In 14 events, finished among the top 10 on 13 occasions – including nine top five finishes. • Team scoring average of 293.81 ranks third on the CCU season list. • Sebastian Soderberg was named Big South Men’s Golfer of the Year and was a finalist to represent Team Europe on the 2013 Palmer Cup team. Soderberg also became the first Chant to be a three-time PING/ GCAA All-Region pick and became the third Chant to be a four-time All-Big South honoree. Also, Soderberg became the second Chant to be a three-time member of the Big South All-Academic Team. • Andrew Dorn joined Soderberg as an All-Big South honoree. • Sebastian Soderberg won the prestigious Insperity/Augusta State Invitational and Easton Renwick won the Charleston Shootout. • Sebastian Soderberg’s season scoring average of 72.28 ranks fifth on the CCU list (behind Dustin Johnson three times and Zack Byrd), while his career scoring average of 73.45 ranks third (behind Johnson and Alvaro Velasco). • Sebastian Soderberg earned PING/GCAA honorable mention All-American honors.

Brittany Henderson

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Sebastian Soderberg

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Women’s Golf

Big South Champion

• 2013 Big South Champion. • Placed 12th at the NCAA Central Regional with a 54-hole score of 889 (283-287-299), marking the second lowest Regional score in program history. • Set the Big South Championship 54-hole record with a 16-over 880 (292-296-292). • Ended the season ranked 37th in the final Golfstat poll and 40th in the final Golfweek poll. • Won the Purdue Mount Vintage Invitational, M&F Bank Intercollegiate and Big South Championship. In 13 events, finished among the top 10 on 11 occasions, including eight top five showings. • Recorded a team scoring average of 299.44, the best in program history. • Brittany Henderson was named the Big South Women’s Golfer and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Additionally, Henderson won the Big South Championship individual medal for the second straight season, becoming just the third multi-champion in Big South history. • Jessica Alexander joined Henderson as an All Big South selection, while Lena Schaeffner and Marissa Hinchman were named to the conference’s inaugural All-Freshman team. In addition, Henderson, Schaeffner and Alexander earned All-Championship team honors by virtue of their top five finishes at the Big South Championship. • Jessica Alexander won the M&F Bank Rebel Intercollegiate with a CCU 54-hole record 8-under 208. • Brittany Henderson was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America third team and the District IV first team. • Brittany Henderson’s season scoring average of 73.79 ranks second on the CCU list, while her career scoring average of 75.94 ranks third. Jessica Alexander’s season scoring average of 74.66 ranks fourth on the CCU list and her career scoring average of 75.27 ranks second.

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

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Second at Big South Championships • Finished second at the Big South Conference Championships; 13 student-athletes earned a total of 23 All-Big South honors. • Won six event titles at the Big South Championships: Amirah Al-Bayyinah - Triple Jump champion Ruby Durham - 4x100 champion Jessica Gelibert - 400 hurdles champion; 4x400 champion Camille Hurley - 4x400 champion Erica Peake - Long jump champion; 4x100 champion Teka Simpson - High jump champion; 4x100 champion; 4x400 champion Qwontajah Thompson - 4x100 champion; 4x400 champion • The 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams qualified for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. Both went on to earn honorable mention All-American honors. • The 4x400 relay team finished first at the Historic Penn Relays in the College Final in front of 45,000-plus spectators. • Freshman Jessica Gelibert was named Big South Conference Freshman of the Year. • Three individuals, Erica Peake, Jessica Gelibert and Christina Davis, and two relay teams qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round. • Six school records were set this season, including the 400 meters, 400 meter hurdles, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relays. • Earned five Big South Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Week Awards. • Tim Vaught was named Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year. • Erica Peake was named the Big South Conference Women’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Jessica Gelibert

Teka Simpson

Jackson Corcoran

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

Second at Big South Championships • Finished second at the Big South Conference Championships; 13 student-athletes earned a total of 17 AllConference honors. • Won three event titles at the Big South Championships: Eric Brown - 4x100 champion Jordan Entwistle - Javelin champion Corey Hackett-Greene - 4x100 champion; 4x400 champion Ronnie Jackson - 4x100 champion Matthew Lights - 4x400 champion DeAndra Lipscomb - 4x400 champion Deion Wellington - 4x400 champion Joseph Wilson - 4x100 champion • Three individuals, Jackson Corcoran, Jordan Entwistle and Reggie Nelson, and the 4x400 relay team qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round. • The CCU 4x400 relay record fell at the Penn Relays with a time of 3:09.98. • Earned five Big South Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Week Awards • Had 37 first-place finishes throughout the season. 22

HONORS

COASTAL CAROLINA ATHLETICS ... DEVELOPING CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE

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Week (9/3) • CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.org National Defensive Player of the Week (9/3) ALEX CATRON • CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.org National Defen• Big South Special Teams Player of the Week (9/10) sive Back of the Week (9/3) QUINN BACKUS • Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (9/3) • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (9/10) • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Defensive Player • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Defensive Player of the Week (9/3) of the Week (9/10) • College Sports Journal co-National Defensive Player of • First Team All-Big South NICCOLO MASTROMATTEO the Week (9/24) • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Offensive Player • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (9/24) of the Week (11/5) • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (10/22) • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Defensive Player • CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.org National Punt Returner of the Week (11/12) of the Week (10/22) • All-Big South Conference (First Team as Punt Returner) • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (10/29) • All-Big South Conference (Second Team as Wide • 1 of 5 nationally to be named College Sporting News Receiver) All-Stars (10/29) • College Sports Journal National co-Defensive Player of • Big South All-Academic Team • FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC ALLthe Week (10/29) STAR TEAM • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (11/19) • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Defensive Player • COLLEGE SPORTS JOURNAL FCS ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM MIKE MCCLURE of the Week (11/19) • Second Team All-Big South • BIG SOUTH DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR ALEX ROSS • First Team All-Big South • ALL-AMERICAN (THIRD TEAM) BY THE SPORTS NETWORK • Big South The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week (11/6) PAT WILLIAMS QUINTON DAVIS • First Team All-Big South • First Team All-Big South DAVID DURAN • Second Team All-Big South CHAD HAMILTON ASHTON BENNETT • Second Team All-Big South • MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List JOHNNY HARTSFIELD • Big South Attacking Player of the Week (8/27) • Big South Special Teams Player of the Week (11/6) • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (8/27) • First Team All-Big South • Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team (9/2) LADARIUS HAWTHORNE • CCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/9) • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Defensive Player • Senior CLASS Award Candidate (9/18) of the Week (10/29) • Top Drawer Soccer Top 100 Upperclassmen (#15) MATT HAZEL • Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/15) • First Team All-Big South • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (10/15) JEREMY HEIGHT • Big South Attacking Player of the Week (10/16) • Second Team All-Big South • Senior CLASS Award Finalist (10/17) ARAMIS HILLARY • BIG SOUTH ATTACKING PLAYER OF THE YEAR • Big South Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week (9/10) • First Team All-Big South • Big South Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week (9/24) • All-Big South Tournament Team • CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.org National • SENIOR CLASS AWARD SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN Performer of the Week (11/12) • NSCAA First Team All-South Atlantic Region • CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.org National Quar- • Soccer America MVPs First Team terback of the Week (11/12) • COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICAN • Big South Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week (11/12) • Second Team Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Offensive Player • NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN of the Week (11/12) • MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist • First Team All-Big South • MLS Combine Invitee JOHNNIE HOUSTON • Drafted 20th overall by Toronto FC in the 2013 MLS • CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.org co-National Supplemental Draft Defensive Player of the Week (11/26) FEDERICO BERTELE DONTAVAIS JOHNSON • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (11/6) • Sports Network National Defensive Player of the Week (9/3) • Second Team All-Big South • College Sports Journal National Defensive Player of the

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RICKY GARBANZO • Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team (9/2) • Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (11/23) • NCAA.com Player of the Week (10/15) • Big South Attacking Player of the Week (10/29) • Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/29) • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (10/29) • First Team All-Big South JHAMIE HYDE • Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/22) • Big South All-Freshman Team • First Team All-Big South SHAWN McLAWS • Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/22) JUSTIN PORTILLO • CCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/9) • All-Big South Tournament Team • First Team All-Big South • NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region • NSCAA Second Team Scholar All-American PEDRO RIBEIRO • MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List • Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (11/19) • First Team All-Big South • NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region HENRIK ROBSTAD • Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/22) • Second Team All-Big South • Big South All-Academic Team SCOTT SHEWFELT • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (9/3) KJARTAN SIGURDSSON • Big South Preseason Defensive Player of the Year • Top Drawer Soccer Sophomore To Watch • First Team All-Big South • BIG SOUTH DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR • NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region TEVIN SKYERS • Top Drawer Soccer Top 100 Freshmen (#54) • Big South All-Freshman Team UCHENNA UZO • Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team (9/2) • CCU Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/9) • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (9/18) • Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/22) • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (10/23) • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (11/19) • Second Team All-Big South • All-Big South Tournament Team • NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region

EMILY MARCHINI • Big South All-Academic Team LETITIA SAAYMAN • All-Big South • BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

JOSEPH KEITT • All-Big South KYLE KLING • Big South All-Academic Team • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship EVAN NICIPHOR • Big South Runner of the Week (9/4)

FIA JONSSON • Second Team All-Big South • BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR KACEY KELLEY • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Player of the Week (9/9) • Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week (9/11) • First Team All-Big South ANNA LOWE • Big South All-Academic Team • CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 First Team CAMI SKLADANY • Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (10/2) • Second Team All-Big South • Big South All-Tournament Team MEGAN SPENCER • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Player of the Week (9/30)

AJ JORDAN • Big South All-Academic Team

MICHEL ENANGA • Big South Crons Brand Freshman of the Week (2/11) ANTHONY RAFFA • Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week (11/12) • First Team All-Big South • NABC First Team All-District

DOMINIQUE DE WIT • No. 3 Doubles Flight Winner (with Libby Scott) • Big South All-Academic Team ALICIA ROBINSON • Big South Freshman of the Week (3/19) LIBBY SCOTT • Big South Player of the Week (3/6) • No. 3 Doubles Flight Winner (with Dominique De Wit) • All-Big South • BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

MADDY CIARDI • Second Team All-Big South KIMMY DeLONGE • Big South Freshman of the Week (4/1) CHARLOTTE O’LEARY • Big South Freshman of the Week (2/18) KERI WHITE • Big South Freshman of the Week (3/25) LILY YEDNOCK • Second Team All-Big South • BIG SOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

TED BLACKMAN • Big South All-Tournament Team ALEX BUCCILLI • Big South All-Tournament Team RYAN CONNOLLY • Big South Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (3/25) • Named to the Mid-Season “Stopper of the Year” Watch List by NCBWA • Second Team All-Big South JUSTIN CREEL • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 • Big South Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence • BIG SOUTH BASEBALL CO-SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR • CAPITAL ONE/CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship TYLER HERB • Big South Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (2/25) SETH LAMANDO • BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR • LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN JACOB MAY • Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week (3/11) • Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week (5/6) • Second Team All-Big South WILL REMILLARD • College Sports Madness Big South Player of the Week (3/18) • Second Team All-Big South BEN SMITH • Big South Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (3/11) • First Team All-Big South

ANDREW DORN • All-Big South • Big South All-Championship Team EASTON RENWICK • Medalist Charleston Shootout (3/5) SEBASTIAN SODERBERG • Big South Men’s Golfer of the Week (3/22) • Medalist Insperity/Augusta State Invitational (4/7) • Big South Men’s Golfer of the Week (4/11) • BIG SOUTH MEN’S GOLFER OF THE YEAR • All-Big South • Academic All-Big South • Big South All-Championship Team • PING/GCAA All-East Region • PING/GCAA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN

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LAUREN ALEJO • Big South All-Academic Team KINDRA BAILEY • Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week (10/15) • First Team All-Big South GABRIELLA HORVATH • Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week (10/1) • Big South Crons Brand Freshman of the Week (10/29) • Big South All-Freshman Team ESZTER NAGY • Big South All-Tournament Team • Big South All-Freshman Team JENNA ORNER • Big South All-Tournament Team

SHARMAINE BARNES • All-Big South (distance medley relay) ASHLEY DAVIS • All-Big South (60 hurdles) JESSICA DENNISON • All-Big South (distance medley relay) JESSICA GELIBERT • All-Big South (400m, 4x400 relay) • BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR CAMILLE HURLESY • All-Big South (4x400 relay) MARY LAWRENCE • All-Big South (pole vault) • Big South All-Academic Team EMILY MARCHINI • All-Big South (mile) KELILA NAULES • All-Big South (long jump) ANJULIA NICHOLSON • All-Big South (weight throw) SHELBY NICOSIA • All-Big South (distance medley relay) ERICA PEAKE • Big South Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week (12/7) • Big South Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week (1/23) • Big South Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week (2/13) • Big South Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week (3/13) • All-Big South (60m, 200m, high jump, 4x400 relay) • BIG SOUTH MOST OUTSTANDING TRACK PERFORMER • SECOND TEAM NCAA ALL-AMERICAN (200M) LETITIA SAAYMAN • All-Big South (3,000m) TEKA SIMPSON • All-Big South (high jump) LACHELSIE THOMAS • All-Big South (distance medley relay) QWONTAJAH THOMPSON • All-Big South (400m, 200m, 4x400 relay)

HONORS

COASTAL CAROLINA ATHLETICS ... DEVELOPING CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE

HONORS

ASHLEY BAGWELL • Second Team All-Big South BRI CHIUSANO • Big South Conference All-Freshman Team KORY HAYDEN • First Team All-Big South MORGAN NOAD • Big South All-Tournament Team • Big South All-Freshman Team KIANA QUOLAS • Big South The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (3/4) • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Player of the Week (3/4) • Big South The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (3/11) • Big South The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (3/25) • Big South The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (4/22) • CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Player of the Week (4/22) • Big South The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week (4/29) • Big South All-Academic Team • First Team All-Big South • BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE YEAR • NFCA All-Region Second Team (Southeast) JESSIE WINANS • Big South All-Tournament Team

LEO CHRISTOFIDES • No. 2 Doubles Flight Winner (with John Karle) MATIAS DI PASQUALE • No. 4 Singles Flight Winner JOHN KARLE • No. 2 Doubles Flight Winner (with Leo Christofides) YUSUKE KUSUDA • Big South Player of the Week (3/26) • Big South Player of the Week (4/2) • No. 3 Double Flight Winner (with Ted Nilsson) • All-Big South Singles • Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team TED NILSSON • No. 3 Doubles Flight Winner (with Yusuke Kusuda) HUNTER WHALEN • Big South Freshman of the Week (March 26) GARIK YEDIGARIAN • All-Big South Singles • No. 3 Singles Flight Winner

JESSICA ALEXANDER • Medalist M&F Bank Rebel Intercollegiate (4/7) • Big South Women’s Golfer of the Week (4/11) • All-Big South • Big South All-Championship Team MARISSA HINCHMAN • Big South All-Freshman Team

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BRITTANY HENDERSON • Big South Women’s Golfer of the Week (2/16) • Medalist vs. San Francisco (2/23) • Big South Women’s Golfer of the Week (3/29) • Medalist Big South Championship (4/16) • All-Big South • BIG SOUTH WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE YEAR • BIG SOUTH WOMEN’S GOLF SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR • Big South All-Championship Team • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 • CAPITAL ONE/CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM LENA SCHAEFFNER • Big South All-Freshman Team • Big South All-Championship Team

ERIC BROWN • Big South All-Conference (4x100m) JACKSON CORCORAN • Big South Field Athlete of the Week (3/21) • Big South All-Conference (Javelin) JORDAN ENTWISTLE • Big South Field Athlete of the Week (5/15) • Big South All-Conference (Javelin) CAMERON GRIGGS • Big South All-Conference (Discus) • Big South All-Academic COREY HACKETT-GREENE • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/1) (4x400m) • Big South All-Conference (4x100m, 4x400m, 400m) RONNIE JACKSON • Big South All-Conference (4x100m) RUSSEL KANNER • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (4/10) • Big South All-Conference (400mH) MATTHEW LIGHTS • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/1) (4x400m) • Big South All-Conference (4x400m, 400mH) DEANDRA LIPSCOMB • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/1) (4x400m) • Big South All-Conference (4x400m, 400m) REGGIE NELSON • Big South All-Conference (High Jump) JORDAN ROACH • Big South Field Athlete of the Week (4/18) DESMOND WALLACE • Big South All-Conference (110mH) DEION WELLINGTON • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/1) (4x400m) • Big South All-Conference (4x400m) JOSEPH WILSON • Big South All-Conference (4x100m)

AMIRAH AL-BAYYINAH • Big South All-Conference (Triple Jump) ASHLEY DAVIS • Big South All-Conference (100mH) CHRISTINA DAVIS • Big South All-Conference (100mH, 400mH) RUBY DURHAM • Big South All-Conference (4x100m) JESSICA GELIBERT • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (4/10) • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (4/18) • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/1) (4x400m) • Big South All-Conference (400mH, 4x400m) • BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR • USTFCCCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN (4X400m) RAVEN HAMILTON • Big South All-Conference (High Jump) CAMILLE HURLEY • Big South All-Conference (4x400m) MARY LAWRENCE • Big South All-Conference (Pole Vault) EMILY MARCHINI • Big South All-Conference (800m, 1500m) • Big South All-Academic SHELBY NICOSIA • Big South All-Conference (3000mSC) ERICA PEAKE • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (4/4) • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/1) (4x400m) • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/15) (4x100m) • Big South All-Conference (Long Jump, 4x100m, 100m, 200m) • USTFCCCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN (4X100m) • USTFCCCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN (4X400m) • BIG SOUTH TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR TEKA SIMPSON • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/1) (4x400m) • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/15) (4x100m) • Big South All-Conference (High Jump, 4x100m, 4x400m) • USTFCCCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN (4X100m) • USTFCCCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN (4X400m) QWONTAJAH THOMPSON • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/1) (4x400m) • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/15) (4x100m) • Big South All-Conference (4x100m, 4x400m, 400m) • USTFCCCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN (4X100m) • USTFCCCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN (4X400m) SYMPHONY THOMPSON • Big South Track Athlete of the Week (5/15) (4x100m) • USTFCCCA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN (4X100m)

ATHLETICS SUCCESS

9 BIG SOUTH SASSER CUP ALL-SPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS

1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07

100 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

MEN’S BASKETBALL (2) 1991, 1993 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (2) 2002, 2003 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (7) 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

FOOTBALL (3) 2006, 2010, 2012

SOFTBALL (5) 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012

MEN’S GOLF (14) MEN’S TENNIS (1) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005*, 2013 2006*, 2007*, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, WOMEN’S TENNIS (2) 2012, 2013* 2001, 2007 WOMEN’S GOLF (8) WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (7) 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 *, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013 2013 MEN’S SOCCER (10) 1992, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (13) 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (10) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 VOLLEYBALL (3) 1996, 1998, 2009 * - ADVANCED FROM REGIONAL TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ** - ADVANCED FROM REGIONAL TO SUPER REGIONAL

149 BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS BASEBALL (28) REGULAR SEASON: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 TOURNAMENT: 1986, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

FOOTBALL (5) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012

WOMEN’S SOCCER (4) WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (6) REGULAR SEASON: 2003, 2007, 2008, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013 2010 MEN’S GOLF (14) WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (7) 1988, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, SOFTBALL (13) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, REGULAR SEASON: 1990, 1992, 2001, 2012 2010, 2013 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013 MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (2) TOURNAMENT: 1992, 1998, 2000, WOMEN’S GOLF (6) 2003, 2006 MEN’S BASKETBALL (9) 2001, 2006, 2012 1992, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013 REGULAR SEASON: 1988, 1989, 1990, VOLLEYBALL (7) MEN’S TENNIS (8) 1991, 2010, 2011 MEN’S SOCCER (21) REGULAR SEASON: 1987, 1989, 1996, REGULAR SEASON: 1994, 1996, 2013 TOURNAMENT: 1990, 1991, 1993 REGULAR SEASON: 1986, 1987, 1989, 2008 TOURNAMENT: 1988, 1989, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, TOURNAMENT: 1996, 1998, 2009 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (3) 1994, 2013 2011, 2012 1993, 1995, 1996 TOURNAMENT: 1986, 1987, 1989, WOMEN’S TENNIS (4) WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (12) 1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, REGULAR SEASON: 2001, 2011 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2010 TOURNAMENT: 2001, 2007 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008

72 30 16 17 ALL-AMERICANS

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAS

BIG SOUTH CHRISTENBERRY AWARD WINNERS

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BASEBALL (13) 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008**, 2009, 2010**, 2011, 2012, 2013


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