2011-12 Mocs wrestling
mocs mission & core values
Our Mission We guide, encourage and support our student-athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence - academically, athletically and socially. Above all else, we prepare students for meaningful and productive lives. Core Values Six core values guide and govern our actions at all times. Integrity: We can be counted upon to ‘do the right thing.’ Respect: We treat ourselves and others with dignity and respect. Positive Attitude: We expect the best of ourselves and others. Premier Service: We work together to take care of people. Accountability: team.
We are an important part of a great
Continuous Improvement: We are always learning and seeking a ‘better way.’
for all fans of mocs athletics and mocs club members The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department considers total compliance with NCAA and Southern Conference rules to be one of the highest priorities of our institution. We sincerely appreciate your support of Mocs Athletics and are committed to educating our fans and boosters about the rules that regulate your relationships with our student-athletes as even the best-intentioned action on your part may be a violation of NCAA rules. Basic “do’s” and “don’ts” can be found in the Compliance section of our website, www.gomocs.com. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marquita Armstead, Director for Compliance, at (423) 425-5577. Thank you for your support and GO MOCS!
• Over last eight semesters, the studentathlete grade point average has risen from 2.51 (Spring 2007) to 2.97. • 53 student-athletes earned degrees in 2010-11. • School-record 78 student-athletes named to the fall, winter and spring Academic AllSouthern Conference Teams.
• Four teams won SoCon titles in 201011, including men’s basketball (div.), wrestling, softball and women’s golf. Six teams - men’s and women’s cross country, wrestling, men’s and women’s golf and softball competed in NCAA postseason play. • Individually, the Mocs 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. Chattanooga also brought home 45 All-SoCon honors, while 17 student-athletes made various SoCon All-Freshmen teams. • Heath Eslinger (Wrestling), Frank Reed (Softball) and Colette Murray (Women’s Golf) were all named SoCon Coach of the Year in 2010-11.
• The Mocs volunteered at numerous community events throughout the year, including National Volunteer Week, Special Olympics, Race for the Cure, Read Across America and many more. • The Mocs looked to expand their presence in the surrounding areas with Caravan trips to Atlanta and Nashville. Not to forget their closest fans, the student-athletes again took part in Operation MoveIn, helping freshmen unload into their dorms to begin the fall semester. • Being engaged in the community can extend past volunteering. The Mocs created a stir with a number of creative marketing ideas, including the White Out football game against Appalachian State, the Black Out men’s basketball game against Furman, Phillip D. Glass donning a football helmet for the first time and the extremely popular April Fools’ joke to name a few.
2011-12 Chattanooga Wrestling Media Guide