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2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW

ATHLETICS MOCS WIN, MOCS WIN!

Athletic Notes from 2010-11 • Softball won its fifth-straight SoCon Championship with a 44-14 overall record and 20-3 in league play. UTC advanced to the regional finals for the first time.

The Chattanooga Mocs put together another impressive list of athletic accomplishments during the 2010-11 season. UTC won four Southern Conference titles, sent five teams to the NCAA Championships and had its third-best showing in the Learfield Sports NACDA Director’s Cup in school history.

• Softball senior Tiffany Baker became the SoCon all-time home run leader, finishing with 50 in her career.

Individually, UTC had one All-American, five SoCon Athletes of the Year, 11 SoCon Champions, one SoCon Tournament MVP, two SoCon Freshmen of the Year and three SoCon Coaches of the Year. The Mocs also brought home 43 All-SoCon honors while 13 student-athletes made various SoCon All-Freshmen teams.

• Women’s golf repeated as Southern Conference Champions in just the fourth year of the program. The Mocs made their fourth NCAA postseason appearance in as many seasons.

“I am very proud of the way our student-athletes and coaches conduct themselves in competition,” stated Director of Athletics Rick Hart. “We win championships with Integrity and Respect while relaying a Positive Attitude to our fans.”

• Wrestling won its seventh consecutive SoCon title. The Mocs have not lost a league match since Feb. 14, 2004, a streak of 35-straight regular season outings.

Over the last five years, UTC has dominated the SoCon when it comes to winning titles. The Mocs have scored 17 regular season and 19 tournament trophies since the start of the 2006-07 season, far more than any other school in the SoCon.

Additionally, UTC placed 136th in the Directors’ Cup standings. That is well into • Men’s basketball won the SoCon North the top half of all 345 NCAA Division I athletics programs and tied for the Mocs’ Division crown for the eighth time. UTC third best showing since the award began in 1994. has 28 SoCon Championships in 34 seasons in the league, by far the most during that time span.

Georgia Southern (105) was the only SoCon school to finish ahead of the Mocs in the Directors’ Cup. UTC outpaced other notable institutions such as Big East members DePaul (140), Cincinnati (150), Rutgers (158) and Seton Hall (232) and • Men’s golf competed in its fifth-straight regional rivals Memphis (159) and UAB (234). NCAA Regional, finishing the year No. 36 in the nation according to the GolfWeek rankings.

Finishing in the top half of all Division I schools in the Directors’ Cup is even more amazing considering the Mocs operate on an annual budget that is just over $10 • Football went 6-5, giving UTC back-to- million. While we have worked hard to increase our budget through fund raising back winning seasons for the first time and opening new revenue streams, these resources are not on the same level since 1990 and 1991. Chattanooga’s 5-3 compared to many of the schools ranked below Chattanooga on this final list. record in the SoCon were the most league wins since 1985.

• Men’s cross country claimed the SoCon individual champion and Runner of the Year in Emmanuel Kirwa and the Freshman of the Year in Lucas Cotter. • Track & Field’s Distance Medley Relay Team, made up of Kyle McLarty, Jake Simms, Josh Vasquez and Lucas Cotter, won the SoCon title at the indoor championships and was ranked ninth in the NCAA South Region. • Women’s basketball head coach Wes Moore won his 500th career game and scored his 300th win at UTC. • Women’s basketball junior Whitney Hood led the SoCon in scoring, averaging 18.8 ppg.

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Junior Joel Bradford was No. 2 in the nation with 1,284 receiving yards in 2010, breaking the school record. He was a 3rd Team AP All-American and a 1st Team All-SoCon pick.

2010-11 Chattanooga Mocs Year in Review  

This is the most comprehensive annual recap of all aspects of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Program.

2010-11 Chattanooga Mocs Year in Review  

This is the most comprehensive annual recap of all aspects of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Program.

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