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CROSS COUNTRY

VOLLEYBALL

VOLLEYBALL

MEN’S SOCCER

BASEBALL

2016 Sun Belt Individual Champion

2016 Sun Belt East Division Winners

2016 Sun Belt Tournament Champions

2016 Sun Belt Tournament Champions

2017 Sun Belt East Division Winners

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics 2016-17 Annual Report was designed and written by Chris Henry (Assistant Director of Media Relations) under the supervision of Matt Hogue (Director of Athletics) and Mike Cawood (Associate Athletics Director/Media Relations), with writing assistance from Darrell Orand (Assistant Director of Media Relations) and Royce Dunnivan (Media Relations Assistant).


Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW MISSION STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS SENIOR STAFF

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics seeks to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to reach their potential as responsible and productive citizens. This is accomplished by fostering a culture of success academically, athletically and personally. Athletic participation has the ability to provide an added dimension to the overall college experience of students and to benefit the student in their personal and professional challenges.

Chairman of the Athletics Division Joe Moglia Director of Athletics Matt Hogue Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Enhancement/ Senior Woman Administrator Cari Rosiek

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Mark Mitchell

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics 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.

Senior Associate Athletic Director Dwayne Beam Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations Mike Cawood

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Associate Director of Athletics for Community Outreach Jess Dannelly

Chanticleer Headlines .......................................................................... 2 Facility Enhancements ......................................................................... 6 Academics............................................................................................ 7 Chants in the Community .................................................................... 9 Student-Athlete Excellence Awards ................................................... 10 Support and Fan Engagement ........................................................... 11 Sport-by-Sport Highlights ................................................................. 13 NCAA Appearances and Conference Championships .......................... 32

Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance AraLeigh Beam Director for Corporate Sales and Partnerships Rhett Graham Director of Ticket Operations Dan Schubert Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations Bryan Stiles Executive Director of the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation Chris Johnson Athletics Business Manager Lauren Barker Equipment Coordinator Dan Morphis Director of Gameday Experience and Promotions Alex Souza Director of Athletic Training Jeff Pounds Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning Anthony Decker Administrative Assistant to the Director of Athletics Melissa Todd

Coastal Carolina University (CCU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in its admissions policies, programs, activities or employment practices. For more information relating to discrimination, please contact the CCU Title IX Coordinator/EEO Investigator, Coastal Carolina University, Kearns Hall 104B, Conway, SC; Title IX email titleix@coastal.edu; office phone 843-349-2382; Title IX cell phone 843-333-6229; EEO email eeo@coastal.edu; or the U.S. Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr.

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

CHANTICLEER HEADLINES Coastal Reaches New Heights in the Sun Belt Conference The Coastal Carolina University athletic programs, with the exception of the Chanticleer football team, completed their first season of competition in the Sun Belt Conference in 2016-17. Overall, the year proved to be a successful introduction of Coastal Carolina into its new conference. The conference released the final standings of the Vic Bubas Cup, the league’s annual all-sports trophy, in late May, with Coastal finishing tied for fourth place alongside Arkansas State with 102.5 points. The Chants did not finish far behind the top three teams of South Alabama (119), Texas State (118.5) and UTA (117).

The Chanticleer men’s soccer team captured Coastal Carolina’s first ever Sun Belt Championship.

The Chanticleer men’s soccer and volleyball teams each captured their respective conference tournament titles to advance to the NCAA postseason. It was the seventh straight NCAA Tournament appearance for men’s soccer, and third straight for volleyball. Individually, Annie Bothma was the first-place finisher at the Sun Belt Championship in Dothan, Ala., and was named was the conference’s Runner of the Year before winning the NCAA Southeast Regional to advance to the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship. The Coastal Carolina baseball team finished the regular season with the Sun Belt’s highest conference record (22-7-1) to capture the top seed heading into the conference championship. The Chants’ College World Series defense unfortunately ended early, as weather shifted the tournament to single elimination and Coastal fell to Texas State in its opening game.

The Chanticleer volleyball team won the Sun Belt East Division and tournament titles.

Overall, Coastal had 32 student-athletes voted All-Sun Belt and seven student-athletes receive indivdual awards in their respective sports, including Bothma (WXC: Runner & Freshman of the Year), Leah Hardeman (VB: Player of the Year), Tahleia Bishop (VB: Newcomer of the Year), Rylie Cox (WTEN: Freshman of the Year), Malene Krolboll Hansen (WGOLF: Golfer of the Year), Billy Cooke (BASE: Player of the Year) and Cory Wood (BASE: Freshman of the Year).

Malene Krolboll Hansen was named the Sun Belt Women’s Golfer of the Year in addition to first team all-conference and all-tournament team honors

An additional eight Chanticleers were voted all-conference from women’s lacrosse, which competes as an associate member of the ASUN Conference. Head coach Kristen Selvage was also named the league’s Coach of the Year as she led the program to its most wins in a season with a 12-5 overall record, and an ASUN regular season title with a 9-1 conference record. Coastal has even more reason to hopeful of the 2017-18 academic year, as the Chanticleer football team begins its first season of competition in the Sun Belt Conference in the newly expanded Brooks Stadium.

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Annie Bothma was the top individual finisher at both the Sun Belt Championship and NCAA Southeast Regional, and was named the Sun Belt Runner of the Year in cross country.


Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

CHANTICLEER HEADLINES Men’s Soccer Captures Coastal’s First Sun Belt Championship The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team became the first Chanticleer program to win a Sun Belt championship with a 1-0 victory over Georgia State on Nov. 13 in Atlanta, Ga. The tournament championship followed a 7-6-3 (3-1-1 Sun Belt) regular season record that put the Chants atop the conference standings. Coastal advanced to its seventh straight NCAA Tournament, and made its 14th postseason appearance overall. The Chants downed former Big South rival Radford, 2-1, in the opening round at CCU Soccer Stadium, before falling 2-0 against a tough Wake Forest side in the second round. Six members of the team were voted All-Sun Belt, led by first-teamers Einar Einarsson and Frantzdy Pierrot. Martin Melchor, Elis Bjornsson, Braulio Linares-Ortiz and Ryan Reid were all named to the second team. Junior forward Frantzdy Pierrot led Coastal with 21 points on eight goals and five assists in 2016.

Volleyball Records First NCAA Tournament Win The Coastal Carolina volleyball team, making its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, finally broke through in 2016, downing James Madison in five sets in the opening round of the Chapel Hill regional to record its first NCAA postseason victory. The Chants’ historic season unfortunately ended the next day as they fell in four sets to host North Carolina in the tournament’s second round. The year featured another fantastic regular season for the team as Coastal went 24-4 overall (15-1 Sun Belt) to win the Sun Belt East Divsion title. The Chants then advanced to the Sun Belt Championship where they knocked off the No. 1 seed and defending conference champions, Arkansas State. It was the third straight conference championship for Coastal, and sixth overall.

Junior outside hitter Leah Hardeman was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year, her third straight conference POY award.

Junior outside hitter Leah Hardeman was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Player at the conference tournament. Hardeman and senior Annayka Legros also garnered American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region honors at the conclusion of the season. Additionally, senior Tahleia Bishop was voted the Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year, and three Chants total were named All-Sun Belt.

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

CHANTICLEER HEADLINES Men’s Basketball Reaches College Basketball Invitational Final One year after recording the first three postseason wins in program history and reaching the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT), the Chanticleer men’s basketball team once again found itself in postseason contention in 2016-17 after accepting an invitation to the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). The regular season saw the Chants finish with a 16-17 (10-8 Sun Belt) record to earn the eighth seed in the Sun Belt Championship. An 80-67 win over No. 9 South Alabama in the opening round was followed by a loss to top-seeded UTA in the second round, but it did not mark the end of the season for the Chants.

Senior guard Elijah Wilson in a CBI championship game in Laramie, Wyo.

Coastal played each of the first three rounds of the CBI at the HTC Center, and the home-court advantage allowed the Chants to cruise past Hampton (83-67), Loyola Maryland (73-63) and University of Illinois at Chicago (89-78) to set up a best-of-three championship series against Wyoming. The first game of the series was held in Conway, and the home-court advantage continued as Coastal opened with a 91-81 victory. The series then shifted to Laramie, Wyo., where the Cowboys rallied to claim the final two games and take the championship. Coastal finished the season 20-19 overall, and improved its all-time number of postseason wins to seven.

Junior guard Jaylen Shaw drives toward the basket at the HTC Center.

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

CHANTICLEER HEADLINES Annie Bothma Reaches NCAA Nationals in Cross Country, Track & Field Redshirt freshman Annie Bothma, completing her first season in a Chanticleer uniform after transferring from Boise State, had an outstanding 2016-17 year, reaching the NCAA Championships in both cross country and track & field. In cross country, Bothma captured the individual title at the Sun Belt Championship with a first-place 5k time of 17:27.5, 10 seconds ahead of the next finisher. She then went on to be the top individual finisher at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 6k time of 20:15.4, for which she was awarded Southeast Regional Athlete of the Year honors. Her regional performance earned her the right to compete in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship, where her season unfortunately ended just one mile into the race after suffering an injury. Bothma after her first-place finish at the 2016 Sun Belt Cross Country Championship

Bothma’s outdoor track & field season was equally impressive. At the Sun Belt Championship, she ran the 10,000m event for the first time in her career, and set a conference championship record with a first-place time of 34:12.04. Her second time running the event was at the NCAA East Region Preliminaries in Lexington, Ky., where she again finished in first place while setting Coastal Carolina and facility records of 33:37.91, securing her the top seed in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In Eugene, Ore., Bothma placed 19th in the 10,000m with a time of 34:13.77 to earn Honorable Mention All-American Honors. The Stellenbosch, South Africa native still has three more years of eligiblity left at Coastal Carolina. Her accomplishments from the 2016-17 year are as follows:

Bothma competing in the 10,000m run at the 2017 Sun Belt Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Cross Country - Sun Belt Individual Champion - Sun Belt Runner of the Year - Sun Belt Freshman of the Year - First team All-Sun Belt - NCAA Southeast Regional Individual Champion - NCAA Southeast Women’s Runner of the Year - NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship participant Indoor Track & Field - Sun Belt Indoor Champion (5,000m) - Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year

Bothma crossing the finish line in first place at the 2016 NCAA Southeast Cross Country Regional

Outdoor Track & Field - Sun Belt Outdoor Champion (10,000m) - NCAA East Region Preliminaries Winner (10,000m) - NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Participant (10,000m) - Honorable Mention All-American (10,000m)

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

FACILITY ENHANCEMENTS Brooks Stadium On March 21, Coastal Carolina dignataries held an official groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the expansion of Brooks Stadium, which will consist of two phases. The first phase will boost the seating capacity to at least 15,000 prior to the Chants’ 2017 home opener on Sept. 2 by adding seats to the corners of the end zone nearest the field house, expanding the sections closest to the field twoard the scoreboard and expanding the upper deck on the east side to match the length of the lower deck. The second phase will give Brooks Stadium a capacity of at least 20,000, and includes adding luxury suites and an upper deck to the west side as well as additional features such as new entrances.

CCU Beach Volleyball Complex Coastal Carolina debuted its brand new beach volleyball complex April 14-15 as the Chanticleers hosted their first ever home beach volleyball matches on the University’s campus. The facility features five sand courts and ample room surrounding the courts for bleachers and extra seating, as well as tents for the teams, officials, trainers and staff. The two days of matches in April also included a DJ that played music throughout the event. Stetson, North Florida and Mercer were the three visiting teams that helped Coastal break in its new courts. The Coastal Carolina beach volleyball team completed its second season of competition in 2017.

Stevens Tennis Complex On April 12, the Delan and Lynn Stevens Tennis Complex was officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Stevenses made a generous donation to the University in support of the facility. Delan and Lynn graduated from Coastal in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He has been a member of the University’s board of trustees since 2015, while she served on the CCU Student Housing Foundation board from 2003 to 2015. The complex first opened on Jan. 31, 2015. It consists of 12 courts and is surrounded by bleachers and rocking chairs. The facility also includes lighting, two LED scoreboards, a state-of-the-art speaker system, a press box, equipment storage areas, concessions, restrooms and a 3,000-square foot clubhouse.

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

ACADEMICS 2016-17 Student-Athlete Graduates DECEMBER 2016 GRADUATES Anthony Marks Cole Schaefer Ced Gibson Jabarai Bothwell Nicholas Clark Eric Church * Leroy Cummings Kenneth Daniels Dominic DiGalbo Randall Drayton Kyle Fleetwood Calvin Hollenhorst Kerron Johnson Chris Jones Zach Kelley ** Adam Maxie Bruce Mapp Jarius McMillan Rodney Mitchell Dwayne Price A.J. Sattinger Nyra Constant Elis Bjornsson ** Einar Einarsson Ryan Reid * Hannah Johannsdottir Brittany Temple ** Bri Chisuano Morgan Noad * Stefan Jakubov Charles Bascom * Ryan Minor * Deion Wellington Kyla van Graan **

Baseball Baseball Women’s Basketball Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Lacrosse Men’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Softball Men’s Tennis Men’s T&F Men’s T&F Men’s T&F Women’s T&F

MAY 2017 GRADUATES

Communication Management Interdisciplinary Studies Communication Communication Recreation & Sport Management M. Education Communication Management Communication Communication M.B.A Psychology Communication Management Interdisciplinary Studies M.B.A Marketing Recreation & Sport Management Management Recreation & Sport Management Marketing Finance Computer Science Interdisciplinary Studies Computer Science Political Science Communication Biology Finance Finance Education Exercise and Sport Science Management

Jordan Gore * Elijah Wilson Derriel Banyard Rachael Gregory Olivia Carlton * Osharmar Abercrombie Gary Bradshaw Lorenzo D’Angelo Voghens Larrieux Ryan Granger * Shane Johnson Alex Scearce Marcus Williamson Ryan Carpenter * Olle Widegren * Alfredo Ruiz Barbora Bakova ** Karley Barreno Maggie Carr ** Holly McKee Jenna Stover Lauren Thomas * Caroline Williams Rachel Wagner ** Margaret Wright *** Keri White Amanda Daneker Pedro Leme Francesco Migliano *** Marie Babayan ** Romane Delay ** Eric Goings Derrick Kinloch Olivia Coopwood Emma Kroger ** Caroline Pallini Jackie Brengel Courtney Lawson Amber Adams Rebecca Austin ** Melanie Flatter ** Samantha Patterson Ellie Taylor * Annayka Legros Tahleia Bishop **

* - Cum Laude ** - Magna Cum Laude *** - Summa Cum Laude

BY THE NUMBERS achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher in 230 student-athletes 2016-17 achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher in 131 student-athletes 2016-17 made the Sun Belt Conference 108 student-athletes Commissioner’s List (second most in conference) graduated in 2016-17 79 student-athletes (34 in December, 45 in May) graduated with honors in 2016-17 27 student-athletes (9 in December, 18 in May)

* - Cum Laude ** - Magna Cum Laude *** - Summa Cum Laude

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Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Men’s Golf Men’s Golf Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Softball Men’s Tennis Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Men’s T&F Men’s T&F Women’s T&F Women’s T&F Women’s T&F Women’s T&F Women’s T&F Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Volleyball Volleyball

Sociology Management Exercise and Sport Science M.B.A Accounting Public Health Management Biology M.B.A Computer Science Communication Sociology Recreation & Sport Management Management Management Finance Marketing Exercise and Sport Science Intelligence and National Security Exercise and Sport Science Communications Exercise and Sport Science Marketing Mathematics Elementary Education Communication Exercise and Sport Science Management Economics Communication Communication Interdisciplinary Studies Communication Communication Exercise and Sport Science Marketing Exercise and Sport Science/Public Health Exercise and Sport Science Sociology Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Marketing Early Childhood Education Biology Interdisciplinary Studies


Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

ACADEMICS 230 Student-Athletes Posted at least a 3.0 GPA for 2016-17 BASEBALL

FOOTBALL

Matt Beaird * Turner Buis Billy Cooke * Josh Crump Alex Cunningham Jordan Gore * Bobby Holmes * Zack Hopeck * Will Latcham * Patrick Orlando Cameron Pearcey Cameron Remalia * Dax Roper Keaton Weisz * Cory Wood *

Joshua Anderson * Steven Bedosky * Michael Billings Austin Bradley Antwaun Campbell * Trey Carter * Tyler Chadwick Antawn Chandler Anthony Chelsey Eric Church * Nicholas Clark * Jonathan Clayton * Lorenzo D’Angelo * Derambez Drinkard Jarius English-Mcmillan Matthew Fletcher Jack Flood * Christian Gill Ryan Granger Jeffrey Gunter Jacqez Hairston James Heft * Justin Henry Brock Hoffman * T’Qele Holmes Masamitsu Ishibashi Tarron Jackson Alex James Shane Johnson Chris Jones Tyler Keane Silas Kelley * Connor Kubala Voghen Larrieux Adam Lawhorn * Kendrick Lowery Michael Makins Rodney Mitchell * Marcus Outlow Charles Ouverson * Alex Scearce James Smith Josh Stilley * James Thompson Chancer Thrasher Ky’jon Tyler Jalin Walker Malcolm Williams * Marcus Williamson * Austin Wilson

MEN’S GOLF Ryan Carpenter * States Fort ** Thadd Obecny II * Daniel Overas Luis Ruiz Olle Widegren

MEN’S SOCCER Saif Alhameli Alexandre Bouillennec Thierno Diallo Miguel Gutierrez * Arnor Gudmundsson ** Konstantinos Louvaris Henrik Muller * Frantzdy Pierrot Ryan Willoughby

MEN’S TENNIS Francesco Cori Gamero * Luiz Faria * Francesco Migliano ** Nic Planchard Sebastian Schneider * Zak Talic * Vuk Velickovic

WOMEN’S GOLF Barbora Bakova * Damla Bilgic Malene Krolboll Hansen * Stephanie Henning ** Marie Lunackova * Victoria Parker *

MEN’S BASKETBALL Christian Adams ** Amidou Bamba *

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/ TRACK & FIELD

BEACH/INDOOR VOLLEYBALL

Deandre Baker Charles Bascom * Kahlim Denmark * Erik Eckleben * Richard Finch IV * D’Andre Fletcher Eric Goings II Dee Jennings Keishaun Limehouse Ryan McCain * Kieran Moore * Marquez Moore NicK Seabright Malcolm Simmons Joshua Small Andrew Southard ** Tre Stanley Braylon Wilkerson *

Tahleia Bishop * Sara Boothe * Katie Davis * Aleksandra Djuric Leah Hardeman Shelby Ladewig Dora Lulic * Iva Mandic * Mika Mierzwa Autumn Otto Natasa Savovic *

SOFTBALL Alexis Alvino * Angela Buccilli * MacKenzie Budinger * Amanda Daneker * Chelsea D’Avilar * Lauren Fedorchak Payton Hanson Rebecca Lopes * Michaela McAuley Kailey Mellen Taylor Rahach Kassidy Smith * Timi Tooley * Devin Wallace *

WOMEN’S SOCCER Amber Adams Allie Albrecht * Becca Austin Kylie Bostick ** Kayla Christian ** Morgan Divine * Daniella Famili * Melanie Flatter * Brooke Horist * Laine Kehoe ** Brenna Leftwich * Alexis Magruder * Heston Neal * Sam Patterson * Olivia Post * Alexis Siegel Gabby Smychynsky * Ellie Taylor **

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Jas Adams * Kennedy Archer Derriel Banyard Breelyn Blanding Olivia Carlton * Courtney Clasen ** Rachael Gregory * Yasmin Miller Josie Utley * Jamie Williams

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Lizzie Allard * Jonnay Anthony Annie Bothma * Jackie Brengel Kelsey Briggs Rachel Byrd Marissa Cain ** Lexi Carpenter Hesmari Coetzee * Olivia Coopwood Taylor Creagh * Erica Evans * Carina Frey * Tiffany Harris Takeyra Jenkins-Dodd Emma Kroger * Golden Kumi-Darfour Alyssa LeClaire * Sarah Lemon Giovanna Leone ** Cari Pallini Kayla Tracy Aynslee van Graan Kyla van Graan Lisha Van Onselen

LACROSSE Haley Alexander * Madeline Bromley * Abbey Buchanan * Maggie Carr * Sarah Checca Camryn Collette * Sophie Crowther Ali Davis * Kiley Decker ** Rebecca Dickinson * Emily D’Orsaneo ** Courtney Genovese Megan Kilpatrick * Hannah Krin * Haley Kyger ** Alysia LaSalle * Regan McComb * Sarah McEvoy * Holly McKee * Lyndsey McLamb * Taylor Pascale * Brie Perkins * Lyla Robinson * Sabrina Seidl * Lauren Thomas * Jenny Thompson Gabby Vujanic * Rachel Wagner Haley Wells * Keri White * Caroline Williams

WOMEN’S TENNIS Marie Babayan ** Sara Bondar * Brooke Campbell * Rylie Cox * Romane Delay ** Maria Khomchenko * Alexa Tiefel * Natalie Wall *

* - Indicates 3.5 GPA or better ** - Indicates 4.0 GPA


Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

COMMUNITY SERVICE Coastal Holds Flood, Hurricane Relief Drives A pair of natural disasters in the fall brought the Coastal Carolina community together to help those who had been affected most by flooding in Louisiana and Hurricane Matthew in South Carolina. In August, Louisiana suffered flooding that forced many from their homes and left property seriously damaged. Coastal held a relief drive to help Sun Belt brethren Louisiana Lafayette, collecting cleaning supplies, nonperishable food and even monetary donations. The Chanticleer family rallied once again in October to help those in their own backyard that had suffered damage when Hurricane Matthew hit the South Carolina coast. The Department of Athletics collected similar items from the previous drive in order to assists families in the recovery effort.

Coastal Teams With Churches Assisting People In addition to its annual Adopt-A-Chant campgain, the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics lended an extra helping hand during the holiday season by pairing with Churches Assisting People. In late November, student-athletes, staff and coaches donated 50 Thanksgiving meals to the Conway community with the help of Churches Assisting People. Churches Assisting People was also instrumental in helping the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics distribute supplies that were collected during the drive following Hurricane Matthew.

The Successful Adopt-A-Chant Campaign Continues The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics and its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee completed its seventh annual Adopt-A-Chant campaign in December. The goal of the campaign is to provide local children a happy holiday season by donating such items as toys, clothes and shoes to Toys for Tots and students at Pee Dee Elementary. Just over 20 children submitted a Christmas wish list, and Coastal Carolina teams and athletic administration worked to gather items for those who otherwise could not afford it. The seventh year of the campaign was arguably one of the best. A collective 14 bikes, approximately 1,000 toys, clothes, shoes and stocking stuffers were donated and provided to 21 children.

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

EXCELLENCE AWARDS On April 24, the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics honored its top athletic and academic performers of the 2016-17 season at the annual Student-Athlete Excellence Awards at the HTC Center. Rachael Gregory (women’s basketball) was named the Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year, an honor presented each year to the singular Coastal Carolina student-athlete that displays extraordinary achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Female Athlete of the Year: Leah Hardeman

Male Athlete of the Year: Andrew Beckwith

Female Newcomer of the Year: Annie Bothma

Male Newcomer of the Year: Frantzdy Pierrot

Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Tahleia Bishop

Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Francesco Migliano

Francesco Migliano (men’s tennis) and Tahleia Bishop (volleyball) were presented with the Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, respectively. Both seniors finished their Coastal careers with perfect 4.0 GPAs. Leah Hardeman (volleyball) and Andrew Beckwith (baseball) were honored as the 2016-17 Female and Male Athletes of the Year for their outstanding efforts in their respective sports. Hardeman, a three time conference Player of the Year honoree as a junior, earned Coastal’s Female Athlete of the Year award for the second straight season. Beckwith, a senior, was named the 2016 College World Series Most Outstanding Player as he led Coastal to its first ever National Championship. Annie Bothma (women’s cross country) was named the Female Newcomer of the Year, while Frantzdy Pierrot (men’s soccer) was named the Male Newcomer of the Year. Bothma was the individual champion at both the Sun Belt Championship and NCAA Southeast Regional, while Pierrot led Coastal to its first ever Sun Belt championship as the team’s top scorer. Richie Sampson (football) was voted Comeback Athlete of the Year as he returned from injury to finish third on the team in tackles and help Coastal to a 10-2 record in 2016. The Linda C. Vereen Academic Excellence Award, given to the teams with the highest combined GPA, went to women’s tennis (3.886 GPA) and men’s golf (3.528). The women’s tennis team won the award for the second straight year.

Linda C. Vereen Team GPA Award: Women’s Tennis

Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year: Rachael Gregory

Linda C. Vereen Team GPA Award: Men’s Golf

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SUPPORT & FAN ENGAGEMENT Attendance Figures Below is a look at how Coastal Carolina compared to other Sun Belt institutions in football, men’s basketball and baseball attendance. Coastal would have ranked second in percentage of football stadium capacity had it participated in the Sun Belt in 2016. In men’s basketball, Coastal was ninth in per-game attendance and sixth in total attendance. Only six Sun Belt schools published baseball attendance numbers, and Coastal was the clear leader in both total attendance and per-game attendance. Compared to the 2016 season, Coastal averaged 293 more fans per game while increasing the total attendance by over 10,000.

FOOTBALL MEMBER INSTITUTION Appalachian State Georgia Southern Troy Arkansas State Louisiana Texas State Georgia State South Alabama ULM New Mexico State COASTAL CAROLINA

AVG./GAME 26,153 20,819 22,534 22,700 20,224 18,120 15,103 16,250 13,411 9,544 8,408

STADIUM CAPACITY 23,150 25,000 30,000 30,406 31,000 30,000 28,155 33,471 30,427 30,343 9,214

PCT. OF CAPACITY 112.97 83.27 75.11 74.65 65.23 60.40 53.64 48.54 44.07 31.45 91.25

- Regular season games only.

MEN’S BASKETBALL MEMBER INSTITUTION Louisiana Arkansas State Little Rock UTA South Alabama Texas State Georgia Southern Georgia State COASTAL CAROLINA ULM Appalachian State Troy

GAMES 16 13 15 15 17 14 13 14 21 14 14 14

MEMBER INSTITUTION COASTAL CAROLINA Texas State Troy ULM UTA Georgia State

GAMES 35 33 28 22 24 27

TOTAL 58,472 43,989 44,831 41,971 34,732 28,044 23,723 22,229 32,815 21,224 18,854 17,988

AVG./GAME 3,655 3,384 2,938 2,798 2,043 2,003 1,825 1,588 1,563 1,516 1,346 1,285

BASEBALL TOTAL 64,606 49,258 31,528 19,057 14,825 8,198

AVG./GAME 1,845 1,492 1,126 866 617 303

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SUPPORT & FAN ENGAGEMENT Ticket Revenue 201516 ACTUAL FOOTBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross)

• Season • Single Game • Total Revenue

Support Staff

201617 ACTUAL

VARIANCE

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics consists of a team of nearly 150 coaches and staff and more than 420 student-athletes who dedicate their energies and talents on a daily basis to achieving excellence as representatives of Coastal Carolina University.

$ 191,780 $ 232,853 $ 424,633

$ $ $

254,124 279,246 533,370

$ +62,344 $ +46,393 $ +108,737

BASKETBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season $ 97,120 • Single Game $ 48,103 • Total Revenue $ 145,223

$ $ $

84,726 42,999 127,725

$ $ $

-12,394 -5,104 -17,498

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.

BASEBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season $ 79,885 • Single Game $ 104,086 • Total Revenue $ 183,971

$ $ $

116,020 143,591 259,611

$ +36,135 $ +39,505 $ +75,640

In addition to the administration and coaching staffs, the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics consists of the following areas:

TOTAL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) $ 753,827

$ 920,706

$+166,879

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 2016-17 year the Department of Athletics increased its social media footprint on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

GOCCUSPORTS.COM PAGE VIEWS

4,874,356

(Decrease of 1,621,263 from 2015-16)

GOCCUSPORTS.COM UNIQUE VISITORS

974,689

(Decrease of 261,184 from 2015-16)

@GOCCUSPORTS TWITTER FOLLOWERS

18.7K

(Increase of 1,600 from 2015-16)

@CHAUNCEYCCU TWITTER FOLLOWERS

11.6K

(Increase of 2,800 from 2015-16)

COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS FACEBOOK “LIKES”

33.5K

(Increase of 3,200 from 2015-16)

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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


Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Cross Country Head Coach: Jeff Jacobs Experience: Third Season at Coastal 2016 SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

App State Coastal Carolina South Alabama Georgia State UTA A-State Georgia Southern Texas State Louisiana Troy ULM Little Rock

43 56 79 112 141 168 181 183 217 235 291 309

• Redshirt freshman Annie Bothma became the second straight Chanticleer to win the NCAA Southeast Regional meet, following Letitia Saayman’s top overall finish in 2015. Bothma was crowned the NCAA Southeast Runner of the Year for her victory, and advanced to the NCAA DI Cross Country Championship. • Bothma was also the top individual finisher at the Sun Belt Championship, followed by Aynslee van Graan (third place) and Kyla van Graan (seventh place) as Coastal Carolina finished second as a team in its first year in the conference. Bothma and both van Graans were named AllSun Belt for their efforts, and Bothma was additionally the Sun Belt Runner of the Year and Freshman of the Year. • The same three student-athletes were named NCAA Southeast All-Region as they turned in top20 individual finishes to help Coastal place 13th of 32 teams. • As a team, Coastal won the 2016 CCU 5K Invitational, and had top-5 finishes at the Elon Opener and Sun Belt Championship.

2016 HONORS NCAA Southeast Runner of the Year Annie Bothma

NCAA Southeast All-Region Kyla van Graan Aynslee van Graan

Sun Belt Runner of the Year Annie Bothma

Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Annie Bothma

All-Sun Belt Annie Bothma Aynslee van Graan Kyla van Graan

First Team First Team Second Team

Sun Belt Runner of the Week Annie Bothma Annie Bothma Aynslee van Graan

Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Oct. 19

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Men’s Cross Country Head Coach: Jeff Jacobs Experience: 13th Season at Coastal 2016 SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

UTA Louisiana Texas State App State South Alabama Little Rock A-State Troy ULM Coastal Carolina

• Hutson Baumann was the top finisher for Coastal Carolina at the Sun Belt Championship, placing 13th to earn third team All-Sun Belt honors. • Baumann was the only men’s student-athlete to compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional, placing 70th in his first regional appearance. • Baumann also had a successful regular season, recording top-10 finishes at the Elon Opener (8th), CCU Invitational (2nd) and High Point Vert Invitational (9th). • As a team, Coastal won the 2016 CCU 5K Invitational, and turned in a top-5 finish at the Elon opener.

45 66 88 97 129 157 179 179 211 226

2016 HONORS All-Sun Belt Hutson Baumann

Third Team

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Paul Hogan Experience: Sixth Season at Coastal Overall Record: 69-55-14 Record at Coastal: 34-38-7

Team 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

2016 SUN BELT STANDINGS Sun Belt Overall

South Alabama RS/CH 7-3 Coastal Carolina 6-2-2 Little Rock 6-3-1 App State 4-4-2 Louisiana 4-4-2 ULM 4-4-2 A-State 4-5-1 Troy 3-5-2 Texas State 3-5-2 Georgia State 2-4-4 Georgia Southern 3-7

15-6-1 12-6-3 12-8-1 10-8-2 8-9-2 7-9-3 6-8-3 7-10-3 6-9-3 5-6-6 6-10-1

• In its first season of competition in the Sun Belt, finished second in the regular season and advanced to the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Championship match. • Boasted one of the league’s top defensive units, leading all Sun Belt schools with 12 shutouts in 21 games played. • Also ranked in the top three in the Sun Belt in points, goals, goals per game and goals against average. • Amber Adams earned first team All-Sun Belt honors after finishing in the conference’s top 10 in goals, assists, points and shots. • Daniella Famili, another first team All-Sun Belt member, ranked in the top 10 in the same categories, and led all Sun Belt student-athletes with four game-winning goals. • Both Adams and Famili were voted NSCAA All-Region at the conclusion of the season.

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS QF: No. 2 Coastal def. No. 7 App State, 3-0 SF: No. 2 Coastal def. No. 3 Little Rock, 2-0 CH: No. 1 South Alabama def. No. 2 Coastal, 2-0

2016 HONORS NSCAA All-Region Daniella Famili Amber Adams

First Team Second Team

All-Sun Belt Amber Adams Daniella Famili Becca Austin

First Team First Team Second Team

Sun Belt Player of the Week Becca Austin (Defensive) Sam Patterson (Defensive) Becca Austin (Defensive) Daniella Famili (Offensive)

Aug. 23 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 4

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Men’s Soccer Head Coach: Shaun Docking Experience: 19th Season at Coastal Overall Record: 272-131-36 Record at Coastal: 252-112-34

Team

2016 SUN BELT STANDINGS Sun Belt Overall

1. Coastal Carolina RS/CH 2. Georgia Southern 3. Georgia State 4. Hartwick 5. App State 6. Howard

3-1-1 3-1-1 3-2 2-2-1 1-3-1 1-4

10-7-3 8-8-3 14-8 9-5-4 5-9-4 2-14-3

• Coastal Carolina finished first overall in its inaugural season in the Sun Belt, then won the conference championship with a pair of shutouts over Hartwick and Georgia State. • The conference championship allowed Coastal to return to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh consecutive season, and 14th time in program history. Coastal opened the NCAA postseason with a 2-1 victory over former Big South rival Radford at the CCU Soccer Stadium before falling to Wake Forest in the second round. Wake Forest was the eventual runner-up in in the NCAA Tournament. • Frantzdy Pierrot and Einar Einarsson garnered NSCAA All-Region and first team All-Sun Belt honors, while Martin Melchor, Elis Bjornsson, Braulio Linares-Ortiz and Ryan Reid were voted second team All-Sun Belt. • Coastal finished the season with one of the Sun Belt’s best defenses, allowing the fewest goals, having the lowest goals against averaging and posting a league-best eight shutouts.

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS SF: No. 1 Coastal def. No. 4 Hartwick, 2-0 CH: No. 1 Coastal def. No. 3 Georgia State, 1-0

NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS RD1: Coastal def. Radford, 2-1 RD2: Wake Forest def. Coastal, 2-0

2016 HONORS NSCAA All-Region Frantzdy Pierrot Einar Einarsson

First Team Second Team

Sun Belt Tournament MVP Jair Espinoza

All-Sun Belt Einar Einarsson Frantzdy Pierrot Elis Bjornsson Braulio Linares-Ortiz Martin Melchor Ryan Reid

First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team Second Team

Sun Belt Player of the Week Braulio Linares-Ortiz (Defensive) Braulio Linares-Ortiz (Defensive) Frantzdy Pierrot (Offensive) Wes White (Offensive) Braulio Linares-Ortiz (Defensive)

Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Nov. 1 Nov. 1

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Football Head Coach: Joe Moglia Experience: 5th Season at Coastal Overall Record: 10-2 Record at Coastal: 51-15

2016 HONORS All-American Alex Scearce (AP, 1st team, STATS FCS, 2nd team) De’Angelo Henderson (STATS FCS & NFLPA 2nd team) Voghens Larrieux (STATS FCS 3rd team)

FCS ADA Acedemic All-Star Ryan Granger

National Players of the Week Jah-Maine Martin Alex Scearce Ryan Lee

HM STATS Freshman (Nov. 1 HM STATS Defensive (Nov. 7) HM STATS Freshman (Nov. 7)

Transition Committee Individual Awards De’Angelo Henderson Offensive Player of the Year Alex Scearce Defensive Player of the Year

Transition Committee All-Conference De’Angelo Henderson, RB Bruce Mapp, WR Sam Ekwonike, OL Voghens Larrieux, OL Jabarai Bothwell, DT Alex Scearce, LB Shane Johnson, LB Richie Sampson, S Chris Jones, PR Connor Kubala, LS Devin Brown, KOR

First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team

• Coastal was 10-2, marking just the fourth 10-win season in school history. The 2016 class has tallied three of those four, 10-win seasons. • Coastal finished 18th in the final STATS FCS media poll, was ranked nationally in each of the weekly polls in 2016 and ends its FCS run by being among the nation’s top 25 in 59 consecutive ranking periods, including 37 weeks in the top 10 and 10 weeks as the nation’s #1 team. • Coastal Carolina went through the first of two transition years from NCAA Division I FCS to FBS. While the Chanticleers were not eligible for NCAA postseason and not in a conference, Coastal was determined to have won its fourth conference championship* and be an NCAA postseason team*. • Since Coastal was going through a transition, a committee – the Coastal Carolina Football Transition Committee – was formed. That committee consisted of a coach from an opposing team, media members – both locally and those covering other teams on the 2016 schedule, as well as sports information directors. The committee would vote on an all-conference team and decide what reasonably and most likely would have happened if Coastal were eligible for all FCS and conference recognition.The results of the committee are marked and explained in Coastal Carolina history with an asterisk to denote this one-year gap while properly acknowledging the contributions of this team and its players. • Coastal and Charleston Southern both finished with a 4-1 record against common opponents to give the teams a share of that conference championship*. • Coastal would have earned its fifth straight NCAA Division I Championship berth. While Coastal was not eligible for the postseason, the Chanticleers were included and ranked 11th in the official NCAA FCS Simple Rating System, which is a valuable tool in determining the 24-team NCAA FCS Championship field. That combined with its national ranking and the fact Coastal’s two losses were both by one point to top 10 FCS programs would make it reasonable to believe Coastal would have been among the NCAA field of 24. • Alex Scearce (first team), De’Angelo Henderson (second team) and Voghens Larrieux (third team) were named All-American. Scearce finished sixth in the Buck Buchanan Award (the top defensive player in the FCS) and Hendeson was a finalist for a second staright year for the FCS Offensive Player of the Year. • De’Angelo Henderson set an NCAA Division I record by scoring a touchdown in 35 consecutive games. • Joe Moglia was a Vince Lombardi Hall of Fame honoree. • De’Angelo Henderson was invited to the NFL Combine and was selected in the sixth round of the draft by the Denver Broncos.

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Volleyball Head Coach: Jozsef Forman Experience: Fifth Season at Coastal Overall Record: 169-82 Record at Coastal: 111-43 2016 SUN BELT STANDINGS Team Sun Belt Overall East Division 1. Coastal Carolina 2. South Alabama 3. Georgia Southern 4. Georgia State 5. Troy 6. App State West Division 1. A-State 2. Texas State 3. UTA 4. Little Rock 5. Louisiana 6. ULM

15-1 7-9 7-9 6-10 4-12 2-14

28-5 16-4 15-18 10-18 10-23 4-25

15-1 13-3 10-6 8-8 6-10 3-13

25-8 21-12 17-16 12-18 10-21 9-25

• Recorded the first NCAA Tournament win in program history, defeating James Madison in five sets in the first round of the Chapel Hill Regional on Dec. 2. Took North Carolina to a fourth set in the second round before falling to the host Tar Heels. • Advanced to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Sun Belt Championship - the Chants’ third consecutive conference championship - over top-seeded Arkansas State in four sets. • Recorded the most wins in program history with 28, and posted the program’s highest all-time winning percentage (.848). • Finished 15-1 in Sun Belt matches in the regular season to be crowned East Division champions. • Won 18 straight matches from Sept. 30 - Dec. 2, tying the program’s longest winning streak. • Leah Hardeman and Annayka Legros were both named All-Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the first time two Chants earned the honor. It was also Hardeman’s second straight season receiving the award. • Hardeman was additionally voted the Sun Belt Player of the Year and Sun Belt Tournament MVP. It was her third straight year earning a conference’s Player of the Award, and second straight to be named a conference tournament’s top player. • Tahleia Bishop was voted the Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year. • Hardeman, Legros and Bishop were also All-Sun Belt selections.

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS QF: No. 2 Coastal def. No. 7 Georgia Southern, 3-0 SF: No. 2 Coastal def. No. 3 Texas State, 3-1 CH: No. 2 Coastal def. No. 1 A-State, 3-1

2016 HONORS AVCA All-Region Leah Hardeman Annayka Legros

Sun Belt Player of the Year Leah Hardeman

Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year Tahleia Bishop

Sun Belt Tournament MVP Leah Hardeman

All-Sun Belt Leah Hardeman Annayka Legros Tahleia Bishop

First Team First Team Second Team

Sun Belt Player of the Week Annayka Legros (Offensive) Leah Hardeman (Offensive) Leah Hardeman (Offensive) Leah Hardeman (Offensive)

Sept. 7 Sept. 26 Oct. 17 Nov. 14

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Indoor Track & Field Head Coach: Sandy Fowler Experience: First Season at Coastal 2017 SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Texas State UTA App State South Alabama A-State Georgia State Georgia Southern Coastal Carolina Troy Little Rock Louisiana ULM

166 99 98 73.5 70 48 25 24.5 22 20 14 3

• Annie Bothma won the 5,000m race at the Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championship with a conference-record time of 16:25.88. • Bothma also recorded a first-place finish in the 5,000m at the Hokie Invitational with a time of 16:25.25 that set the Coastal Carolina record in the event. • Tiffany Harris was the top overall finisher in the 200m at the Samford Invite with a time of 24.93. • Coastal Carolina had six student-atheltes record top-10 finishes among all Sun Belt competitors in their respective events - Annie Bothma - Emma Kroger - Anacia Hines - Anacia Hines - Kelsey Briggs - Carina Frey - Carina Frey - Alyssa LeClaire

2017 HONORS All-Sun Belt Annie Bothma

First Team (5,000m)

Sun Belt Runner of the Week Annie Bothma

Jan. 25

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5,000m Pole Vault Distance Med. 4x400 Relay Long Jump 200m 60m 880m

1st 5th 5th 7th 8th 8th 9th 9th


Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Men’s Basketball Head Coach: Cliff Ellis Experience: 10th Season at Coastal Overall Record: 811-478 Record at Coastal: 199-129 2016-17 SUN BELT STANDINGS Team Sun Belt Overall 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

UTA RS Georgia State Georgia Southern Texas State A-State Troy CH Louisiana Coastal Carolina South Alabama Little Rock App State ULM

14-4 12-6 11-7 11-7 11-7 10-8 10-8 10-8 7-11 6-12 4-14 2-16

27-9 20-13 18-15 22-14 20-12 21-11 21-11 20-19 14-18 15-17 9-21 9-24

• Tied for sixth place in the Sun Belt regular season with Louisiana and eventual tournamentwinner Troy. Won a first round game over South Alabama in the Sun Belt Championship. • Advanced to the final of the CBI Tournament with wins over Hampton, Loyola Maryland and UIC at the HTC Center. Defeated Wyoming in the first game of the best-of-three championship at home before falling in the final two games in Laramie, Wyo. • Played 39 total games in the 2016-17 season, the most in program history. • The 2016-17 team also set single season program records for points scored (2,833), field goals made (1,021), 3-point field goals made (318), rebounds (1,574) and rebound average (40.4 rpg). • Senior guard Elijah Wilson finished his Coastal career as the third all-time leading scorer in program history with 1,885 points. • Jaylen Shaw became Coastal’s first men’s basketball student-athlete to be voted All-Sun Belt and earn Sun Belt Player of the Week honors. • Head coach Cliff Ellis moved within one win of his 200th victory at Coastal Carolina.

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS FR: No. 8 Coastal def. No. 9 USA, 80-67 QF: No. 1 UTA def. No. 8 Coastal, 74-51 CBI TOURNAMENT RESULTS FR: Coastal def. Hampton, 83-67 QF: Coastal def. Loyola Maryland, 73-63 SF: Coastal def. UIC, 89-78 CH: Coastal def. Wyoming, 91-81 Wyoming def. Coastal, 81-57 Wyoming def. Coastal, 83-59

2016-17 HONORS All-Sun Belt Jaylen Shaw

Second Team

Sun Belt Player of the Week Jaylen Shaw

Jan. 10

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Basketball Head Coach: Jaida Williams Experience: Fourth Season at Coastal Overall Record: 52-68 Record at Coastal: 52-68 2016-17 SUN BELT STANDINGS Team Sun Belt Overall 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Little Rock RS UTA Troy CH Louisiana Texas State Georgia Southern Georgia State Coastal Carolina App State South Alabama Arkansas State ULM

17-1 14-4 12-6 11-7 11-7 9-9 8-10 8-10 6-12 5-13 4-14 3-15

25-9 22-9 22-11 20-11 16-15 13-17 12-18 13-16 12-19 11-20 7-25 6-24

• Finished in eighth place in its first season of Sun Belt competition, tied with Georgia State with an 8-10 conference record, and only one game behind sixth-place Georgia Southern (9-9). • Was one the conference’s top rebounding teams, ranking second in offensive rebounds, fourth in defensive rebounds and third in total rebounding. • Also ranked third in the Sun Belt in steals per game. • Senior point guard Ced Gibson was voted a second team All-Sun Belt selection after ranking in the top 10 in the conference in scoring, assists, free throw percentage, steals, 3-pointers made and minutes played. • Gibson became the 14th player in Coastal Carolina women’s basketball history to surpass 1,000 career points with a 14-point performance versus ULM on Feb. 23. • Gibson closed her Coastal career ranked 12th in program history in scoring, and sixth in total assists. She achieved these milestones while playing just three seasons in a Chanticleer uniform.

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS FR: No. 9 App State def. No. 8 Coastal, 79-58

2016-17 HONORS All-Sun Belt Ced Gibson

Second Team

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Golf Head Coach: Katie Quinney Experience: Ninth Season at Coastal 2017 SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP Team Scores 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Troy Georgia State Texas State App State A-State Little Rock South Alabama Georgia Southern Coastal Carolina ULM

878 883 886 886 900 901 901 916 919 949

Coastal Carolina Individual Results 4 Malene Krolboll Hansen 216 T19 Marie Lunackova 224 T42 Damia Bilgic 239 T44 Victoria Parker 240 50 Stephanie Henning 248

+14 +19 +22 +22 +36 +37 +37 +52 +55 +85

• Junior Malene Krolboll Hansen led the Chants throughout 2016-17, averaging 72.66 strokes per round to record the top scoring season in program history. • Krolboll Hansen was voted the Sun Belt Women’s Golfer of the Year by the league’s head coaches after finishing fourth at the Sun Belt Championship with an even 216, and advancing to the NCAA Lubbock Regional where she shot a nine-over 225. • Kroboll Hansen had a total of four top-five finished throughout the season, including a win at the Golfweek Conference Challenge where she shot a program-record nine-under 207. • As a team, Coastal’s scoring average of 299.81 was fourth best in program history. • Sophomore Marie Lunackova was voted All-Sun Belt alongside Krolboll Hansen.

E +8 +23 +24 +32

2017 HONORS Sun Belt Golfer of the Year Malene Krolboll Hansen

All-Sun Belt Malene Krolboll Hansen Marie Lunackova

First Team Second Team

Sun Belt Golfer of the Week Malene Krolboll Hansen Malene Krolboll Hansen Malene Krolboll Hansen

Oct. 12 Oct. 26 March 2

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Men’s Golf Interim Head Coach: Chad Wilson Experience: First Season at Coastal 2017 SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP Team Scores 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Troy Georgia Southern A-State Georgia State Texas State South Alabama Coastal Carolina Little Rock ULM Louisiana UTA App State

855 864 872 872 873 874 875 876 878 883 888 899

Coastal Carolina Individual Results T2 Luis Ruiz 210 T33 Olle Widegren 221 T38 Thadd Obecny II 223 T36 Alfredo Ruiz 227 T50 Ryan Carpenter 231

+3 +12 +20 +20 +21 +22 +23 +24 +26 +31 +36 +47

• Of the 10 events payed, Coastal turned in seven top 10 finishes and the team’s scoring average of 294.43 ranked sixth on the CCU single season list. It was also the team’s best season scoring average since the 2009-10 season. • Luis Ruiz was ranked as high as #8 nationally after starting the season in impressive fashion. The senior opened the season with a second-place finish at The Invitational, played at Kiawah’s Ocean Course, after shooting an 8-under 208. He then won the Tar Heel Intercollegiate with a score of 138, two strokes off the school’s 36-hole record • Luis Ruiz also qualified for the Latin American Amateur. • Alfredo Ruiz was named All-Sun Belt second team, as voted on by the league’s head coaches. • Alfredo Ruiz was tied with three others for low medalist at the 2017 Sun Belt Championship and credited with his first collegiate win before falling in a playoff to officially tie for second for league purposes. He finished with Coastal’s top scoring average (73.64) as he just edged out his older brother Alfredo (73.75) for the honor thanks to a strong finish.

-3 +8 +10 +14 +18

2017 HONORS All-Sun Belt Luis Ruiz

Second Team

Sun Belt Player of the Week Alfredo Ruiz

Oct. 12

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Track & Field Head Coach: Sandy Fowler Experience: First Season at Coastal 2017 SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Texas State A-State UTA App State South Alabama Coastal Carolina Georgia State Troy Little Rock ULM Louisiana Georgia Southern

154.5 118 103 94 93.5 71 65 44 26 23 21 6

• Freshman Annie Bothma advanced to the NCAA Division I National Championship in Eugene, Ore., in the 10,000m after winning the event at the Sun Belt Championship and NCAA East Preliminaries. • Aynslee van Graan (1,500m), Hesmari Coetzee (400m hurdles) and Chloe White (javelin) also advanced to the NCAA East Preliminaries along with Bothma. • Eight different Chanticleers recorded first-place finishes in 12 different events throughout the season. • Annie Bothma recorded the best 10,000m time of all Sun Belt runners at the NCAA East Preliminaries, while Aynslee van Graan recorded the best 1,500m time of all Sun Belt runners at the Auburn meet.

2017 HONORS NCAA All-American Annie Bothma (10,000m)

Honorable Mention

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifiers Annie Bothma Aynslee van Graan Hesmari Coetzee Chloe White

10,000m 1,500m 400m Hurdles Javelin

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Men’s Track & Field Head Coach: Sandy Fowler Experience: First Season at Coastal

• Seven Chanticleers qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary in eight evens, with Dee Jennings running both the 100 and 400m hurdles. • For the season, 14 Chanticleer student-athletes placed first in 18 events. • A total of 18 Chanticleers ranked in the top 10 of all Sun Belt student-athletes in their respective events.

2017 SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Points 1. 2. T3. T3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

UTA Texas State A-State Louisiana South Alabama Coastal Carolina Troy Little Rock App State ULM

151 116 98 98 90 80 63 55 44 23

2017 HONORS NCAA East Preliminary Qualifiers Jerome Coaxum Jr Kevondre’ Hunt Dee Jennings Keishaun Limehouse Tre Stanley Therius Styles Braylon Wilkerson

400m Hurdles 110m Hurdles 110m Hurdles 400m Hurdles 110m Hurdles 400m Hurdles 100m 400m

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Men’s Tennis Head Coach: Chris Powers Experience: 12th Season at Coastal Overall Record: 176-109 Record at Coastal: 176-109 2017 SUN BELT STANDINGS Team Overall 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Georgia State South Alabama UTA Troy Coastal Carolina Georgia Southern App State Louisiana

• Recorded its first ever Sun Belt Conference victory over App State on Feb. 19 in 6-1 decision. • Vuk Velickovic finished the season 12-5 in singles play to be voted a second team All-Sun Belt selection. • Won eight of the last 10 matches of the season, including a seven-match winning streak from March 16-April 12. • Recorded four shutouts on the season against Radford, NC Central, Delaware and Winthrop.

19-7 23-6 14-9 14-11 13-8 19-12 12-9 13-13

* Sun Belt ranking determined by ITA national ranking

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS QF: No. 4 Troy def. No. 5 Coastal, 4-0

2017 HONORS All-Sun Belt Vuk Velickovic

Second Team

Sun Belt Player of the Week Sebastian Schneider

March 29

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Tennis Head Coach: Catherine Hewitt Experience: Sixth Season at Coastal Overall Record: 95-43 Record at Coastal: 95-43 2017 SUN BELT STANDINGS Team Overall 1. ULM 2. South Alabama 3. Georgia State 4. Troy 5. Coastal Carolina 6. UTA 7. Georgia Southern 8. Texas State 9. Louisiana 10. App State 11. A-State

16-2 21-5 13-9 8-15 15-6 11-10 11-11 8-11 8-10 5-18 1-16

• Posted a 15-6 record in its first season of Sun Belt play, including its first ever conference victory over App State on March 25. • Rylie Cox was voted the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and All-Sun Belt as she finished 13-7 in singles and 10-7 in doubles, all while playing on the first court. • Marie Babayan joined Cox on the All-Sun Belt singles team with a 13-2 singles record. Babayan also had the team’s most doubles victories with a 14-6 record. • The team posted a season-long winning streak of seven matches that lasted from Feb. 19 March 17.

* Sun Belt ranking determined by ITA national ranking

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS QF: No. 4 Troy def. No. 5 Coastal, 4-2

2017 HONORS Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Rylie Cox

All-Sun Belt Rylie Cox Marie Babayan

First Team Second Team

Sun Belt Player of the Week Marie Babayan

March 17

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Beach Volleyball Head Coach: Justin Stack Experience: First Season at Coastal Overall Record: 1-15 Record at Coastal: 1-15

Team 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2017 ASUN STANDINGS ASUN Overall

Stetson Mercer Florida Gulf Coast North Florida Jacksonville Coastal Carolina

10-0 7-3 6-4 5-5 2-8 0-10

• Hosted the second-year program’s first home matches and debuted the brand new Coastal Carolina Beach Volleyball Complex on April 14-15 with matches against North Florida, Jacksonville and Mercer. • Senior Tahleia Bishop graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA to be voted to the ASUN All-Academic Team. • Coastal’s top pairing of Tahleia Bishop/Natasa Savovic led Coastal with a 10-6 record, including a win against #10 South Carolina’s top pairing to open the season.

20-13 15-12 15-9 14-14 7-19 1-15

ASUN TOURNAMENT RESULTS Did not qualify

2017 HONORS ASUN All-Academic Tahleia Bishop

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Lacrosse Head Coach: Kristen Selvage Experience: Second Season at Coastal Overall Record: 224-75 Record at Coastal: 24-13

Team 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

2017 ASUN STANDINGS ASUN Overall

Coastal Carolina RS Jacksonville CH Furman Mercer Old Dominion Stetson Central Michigan Detroit Mercy Kennesaw State Delaware State Howard

9-1 9-1 7-3 7-3 5-5 5-5 4-6 4-6 4-6 1-9 0-10

13-6 14-6 12-7 13-6 9-9 5-13 7-10 8-9 8-9 1-10 0-12

• Coastal lacrosse captured the program’s first conference championship in 2017 after winning the regular season with a 9-1 league record and holding the head-to-head tiebreaker over Jacksonville. • Coastal also played in its first conference championship match, but fell by one goal to secondseeded Jacksonville. • The 13 total wins by the Chants in 2017 set a program record. • Coastal boasted one of the country’s best team defenses, ranking sixth nationally in save percentage and ninth in scoring defense. Goalie Harley Barrett led the ASUN with a .507 save percentage, which also ranked seventh in the nation. • Keri White became the second student-athlete in program history to surpass 100 goals, and finished her Coastal career as the program’s all-time leader in goals (133) and points (186). • Maggie Carr ranked second in the ASUN and sixth nationally with 49 assists. • Head coach Kristen Selvage became the first in program history to win a conference’s Coach of the Year award. • A total of eight Chanticleers were voted All-ASUN by the league’s head coaches.

ASUN TOURNAMENT RESULTS SF: No. 1 Coastal def. No. 4 Mercer, 14-8 CH: No. 2 Jacksonville def. No. 1 Coastal, 11-10 2017 HONORS ASUN Coach of the Year Kristen Selvage

All-ASUN Harley Barrett Sophie Crowther Courtney Genovese Keri White Caroline Williams Emily D’Orsaneo Haley Alexander Maggie Carr

First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team All-Freshman All-Academic All-Academic

ASUN Player of the Week Harley Barrett (Defensive) Harley Barrett (Defensive) Keri White (Offensive) Sophie Crowther (Offensive)

April 4 April 25 April 25 May 2

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Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics 2016-17 Year In Review

SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Softball Head Coach: Kelley Green Experience: Eighth Season at Coastal Overall Record: 622-324 Record at Coastal: 276-190

• Coastal won 30 or more games for the sixth consecutive season. • Taty Forbes finished the season leading the Sun Belt with a .406 batting average. • Forbes also stole 35 bases to finish second, and was voted first team All-Sun Belt along with third team NFCA All-Region. • Ashley Guillette finished third in conference in strikeouts with 184. • Head coach Kelley Green picked up her 600th career win.

2017 SUN BELT STANDINGS Team Sun Belt Overall 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Louisiana 23-1 Texas State 18-8 Georgia State 18-9 South Alabama 15-12 UTA 14-13 Georgia Southern 12-15 ULM 11-16 Coastal Carolina 10-16 Troy 8-19 App State 2-22

47-8 42-17 36-35 35-20 32-28 24-29 33-30 32-23 20-34 14-34

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS QF: No. 5 UTA def. No. 8 Coastal, 9-1

2017 HONORS NFCA All-Region Taty Forbes

Third Team

All-Sun Belt Taty Forbes

First Team

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SPORT HIGHLIGHTS Baseball Head Coach: Gary Gilmore Experience: 20th Season at Coastal Record at Coastal: 1,137-599-3 Overall Record: 37-19-1 Team

2017 SUN BELT STANDINGS Sun Belt Overall

East Division 1. Coastal Carolina 22-7-1 2. South Alabama 22-8 3. Georgia Southern 18-12 4. Troy 16-14 5. Georgia State 10-20 6. Appalachian State 8-22 West Division 1. UTA 20-10 2. Louisiana 19-10-1 3. Arkansas State 13-16 4. Texas State 13-17 5. Little Rock 11-18 6. ULM 6-24

37-19-1 40-21 38-21 31-25 22-33 19-36 30-25 35-21-1 28-27 29-30 21-34 12-43

SUN BELT TOURNAMENT RESULTS Quarterfinals No. 8 Texas State def. No. 1 Coastal, 7-5

• Coastal Carolina was the Sun Belt regular season champion and earned the #1 seed to the 2017 Sun Belt Championship, winning the Sun Belt East Division and having the best overall league record. • This was just the third time CCU won at least 20 conference games in a season (with 22) and this is the first time CCU has ever played 30 conference games in a season. • Coastal had the best winning percentage in the Sun Belt and this was just the third time in Sun Belt history that at least three league teams won 20 conference games in a season (other times were 1999 and 1995). • Coastal swept its last three Sun Belt series – two on the road including one at Sun Belt West Division champion UTA – to earn top seed. CCU also won its conference series at South Alabama to help secure the East Division. • Overall, Coastal was 7-2-1 in Sun Belt Series — sweeping four series, dropping series at Texas State and versus Georgia State and tying Louisiana (losing 0-1, winning 9-8 and tying 7-7). • Coastal was 15-6 on the road this season, including a 12-3 road record in league games. • Billy Cooke was drafted in the eighth round by the Seattle Mariners. Alex Cunningham was drafted in the ninth round by the San Diego Padres. Will Latcham was drafted in the 17th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Jordan Gore was drafted in the 19th round by the Minnesota Twins. Wood Myers was drafted in the 29th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Andrew Beckwith was drafted in the 32nd round by the Kansas City Royals.

2017 HONORS All-American Billy Cooke PerfectGame.org (3rd team) Alex Cunningham Collegiate Baseball (2nd team) Cory Wood Collegiate Baseball (Freshman)

ABCA All-Atlantic Region Alex Cunningham

2nd Team

National Players of the Week Alex Cunningham

Player (March 27) Pitcher (April 3) Player (May 22)

Sun Belt Player of the Year Billy Cooke Cory Wood

Player of the Year Freshman of the Year

All-Sun Belt Alex Cunningham Kevin Woodall Jr. Billy Cooke Andrew Beckwith Jordan Gore Cory Wood

First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team

Sun Belt Player of the Week Kevin Woodall Jr. Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham

Player (Feb. 28) Pitcher (Mar. 27) Pitcher (Apr. 3) Pitcher (May 22)

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NCAA APPEARANCES Coastal Carolina Has Made 131 NCAA Postseason Appearances BASEBALL

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016

MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S GOLF

1991, 1993, 2014, 2015

2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

FOOTBALL

SOFTBALL

2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012

MEN’S SOCCER

WOMEN’S TENNIS

1992, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

2001, 2007

MEN’S GOLF

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013

MEN’S TENNIS

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

2013, 2014, 2016

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

VOLLEYBALL

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

1996, 1998, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY 2002, 2003

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Coastal Carolina Has Won 173 Conference Championships BASEBALL (30) FOOTBALL (7) Regular Season: 1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2014 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 MEN’S GOLF (14) 1988, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, Tournament: 1986, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 MEN’S BASKETBALL (11) Regular Season: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2010, 2011

WOMEN’S GOLF (7) 1992, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Tournament: 1990, 1991, 1993, 2014, 2015

MEN’S SOCCER (25) Regular Season: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (3) 1993, 1995, 1996 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (13) 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013

Tournament: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016

WOMEN’S SOCCER (4) Regular Season: 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (8) 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015

SOFTBALL (14) Regular Season: 1990, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013, 2014

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (8) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014

Tournament: 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (2) 2003, 2006

MEN’S TENNIS (11) Regular Season: 1994, 1996, 2013, 2015, 2016

VOLLEYBALL (11) Regular Season: 1987, 1989, 1996, 2008, 2015

Tournament: 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2013, 2016

Tournament: 1996, 1998, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016

WOMEN’S TENNIS (5) Regular Season: 2001, 2011, 2015 Tournament: 2001, 2007

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2016-17 Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics Year in Review

2016-17 Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics Year in Review  

2016-17 Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics Year in Review

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