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Quick Facts Location .................................................... Charleston, S.C. Founded . .....................................................................1842 Enrollment ..................................................................1,900 Nickname ................................................Bulldogs, Cadets Colors ............................Citadel Blue (PMS 278) and White Conference ............................................................Southern Facility ......................................... James Island County Park President ............................ Lt Gen John W. Rosa, USAF (ret.) Alma Mater (Year) ......................The Citadel (1973) Athletics Director ..................................... Larry Leckonby Alma Mater (Year) ..................................Duke (1979) Assoc. AD / SWA .......................................Kelly Simpson Alma Mater (Year) ............................Clemson (1999) Cross Country Staff Head Coach .............................................Jody Huddleston Alma Mater (Year) ................South Alabama (1977) Assistant Coach ..................................................... Kris Kut Alma Mater (Year) .......................The Citadel (2000) Vol. Asst. Coaches ............................Catherine Hinesley .......................................................................... Gary Wilson Cross Country Office Phone .............. (843) 953-5900 Cross Country Office FAX .................. (843) 953-6727 The Numbers 2007 Men’s/Women’s SoCon Finish .................8th/8th 2007 Letterwinners Returning/Lost (M) ..............11/5 2007 Letterwinners Returning/Lost (W) ................ 8/0 2008 Men’s Newcomers ................................................. 6 2008 Women’s Newcomers ........................................... 0 Media Relations Assoc. MRD/XC Contact ........................ Patrick T. Walsh Walsh’s Office Phone .......................... (843) 953-7590 Walsh’s Cell Phone .............................. (843) 708-0915 Walsh’s FAX ........................................... (843) 953-6727 Walsh’s E-Mail ................... Patrick.Walsh@citadel.edu Website ....................................... www.CitadelSports.com Mailing Address ...........................McAlister Field House ..............................................................171 Moultrie Street ......................................................... Charleston, SC 29409

Departmental Directory Athletics Director Larry Leckonby ................... (843) 953-5070 Sr. Assoc. AD Ray Whiteman . ......................... (843) 953-5352 Assoc. AD/SWA Kelly Simpson ...................... (843) 953-6604 Assoc. AD/Mktg. Andy Solomon ..................... (843) 953-6300 Asst. AD/Event Mgmt. Robby Bennett ........... (843) 953-7181 Asst. AD/Facilities Mike Groshon ................... (843) 953-2161 Asst. AD/Compliance Todd Lair ..................... (843) 953-4806 Dir. of Media Relations Noelle Blaney .......... (843) 953-5353 Dir. of Sports Medicine Andy Clawson ......... (843) 953-2251 Admin. Asst. Darlene Poston ............................ (843) 953-5070 Media Relations ................................................. (843) 953-5120 Strength & Conditioning ................................... (843) 953-7838 Ticket Office ........................................(843) 953-DOGS (3647) Cross Country Office Fax ................................ (843) 953-6727

Table of Contents Table of Contests .......................................................... 1 Quick Facts .................................................................... 1 Departmental Directory .............................................. 1 Primary Media Outlets . .............................................. 1 2008 Outlook ........................................................... 2-3 2008 Team Rosters .................................................. 2-3 The Women’s Team ................................................4-11 The Men’s Team ................................................... 12-23 Head Coach Jody Huddleston ..........................24-25 Assistant Coach Kris Kut ............................................26 Volunteer Assistant Coaches .....................................27 Administration ...................................................... 28-29 2007 In Review ...........................................................30 The Citadel Invitational .............................................31 SoCon History and Records ...............................32-33 NCAA Regional History and Records ..............34-35 This is The Citadel ............................................... 36-37 Band of Gold...............................................................38 Why The Citadel? ......................................................39 Honor ............................................................................40 Leadership ...................................................................41 Campus ........................................................................42 Points of Pride..............................................................43 Remembering Will Wilson ‘07 ................................44

Primary Media Outlets Associated Press Pete Iacobelli 1311 Marion Street Columbia, SC 29202 (800) 922-1565 Fax: (803) 252-2913

WCBD-TV2 210 Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 884-2288 Fax: (843) 881-3410

The Post and Courier Jeff Hartsell Ken Burger, Columnist 134 Columbus Street Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 937-5586 Fax: (843) 937-5579

WCIV-TV4 PO Box 22165 Charleston, SC 29413 (843) 881-4444 Fax: (843) 849-2519

The State Neil White PO Box 1333 Columbia, SC 29202 (8030) 456-8430 (803) 771-8643

WCSC-TV5 2126 Charlie Hall Blvd. Charleston, SC 29414 (843) 402-5751 Fax: (843) 402-5591

Credits The Citadel 2008 Cross Country Media Guide is a production of the Athletics Media Relations Office at The Citadel. Written, edited and produced by Patrick Walsh, Associate Director of Media Relations. Layout and design by Walsh. Covers designed by Walsh. Additional assistance provided by Jamie Severns, Jody Huddleston and Kris Kut. Photography by Russ Pace, Jody Huddleston and the Southern Conference.




Coaches and Staff Head Coach - Jody Huddleston (23rd Year), South Alabama ‘77 Assistant Coach - Kris Kut (9th Year), The Citadel ‘00 Volunteer Assistant Coach - Gary Wilson (3rd Year), Oklahoma Baptist ‘64 Volunteer Assistant Coach - Catherine Hinesley (2nd Year), Erskine ‘06

Women’s Cross Country

Name Class Company Ht. Katheryn Gatewood Jr. Tango 5-7 Suzanne Gay So. India 5-4 Heather Harris Jr. Oscar 5-6 Megan Jenkins R-Jr. Bravo 5-1 Erin Ritter Sr. Bravo 5-8 Sarah Stierwalt So. Mike 5-2 Sarah Strickland Sr. India 5-8 Natalie Wolin Jr. Delta 5-2

Hometown Previous School El Paso, Texas Franklin HS St. Leonard, Md. Calvert HS Summerville, S.C. Pinewood Prep HS Colorado Springs, Colo. Rampart HS Cincinnati, Ohio Archbishop McNicholas HS Fremont, Ohio St. Joseph Central Catholic HS Belton, S.C. Belton-Honea Path HS Toledo, Ohio Whitmer Senior HS

Previewing Women’s Cross Country With a pair of juniors leading the way freshman seasons last year and improved treand a trio of seniors not far behind, hopes mendously over the course of the outdoor track are high for The Citadel’s 2008 women’s season. Both will challenge the upperclassmen cross country team. Improvement from last in trying to break into the top-five. year’s record finish in the Southern Confer- The upperclassmen are the team’s top ence Championships should be evident if the five returnees and should hold that position team can avoid any major injuries this sea- this season. The seniors will be looked upon to son as this year’s team has no letterwinners make improvements in their times early in the lost. season for the team to set the standard for success. The junior duo of Katheryn Gatewood and The young Bulldog team Natalie Wolin combined will be faced with a challengfor all of the top finishes ing schedule this fall. After last season, including the opening up the season at the 2007 NCAA Southeast Eye Opener in Spartanburg, Regional Championships S.C., which will be the same at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park course as the SoCon Champiin Louisville, Ky. Both juonships later in the season, the niors are expected to Bulldogs will head up to the continue to set the pace Salty Sea Dog Invitational at for the team this year. the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. on Sept. A trio of academic seniors in Megan Jenkins 13. The Cadets host the 28th (a redshirt junior, athletiAnnual Citadel Invitational on cally), Sarah Strickland Sept. 27 before heading to and team captain Erin Titusville, Fla. for a Friday eveRitter should round out ning race. the top five for the wom- Junior Katheryn Gatewood will lead The Citadel will head en’s team this season. All an experienced women’s cross coun- to Rock Hill, S.C. for a quad three are expected to try team in 2008. meet with Furman, College of improve their times upon Charleston and host Winthrop last season and will be looked upon for on Oct. 18 before heading back to Spartanleadership in guiding the team to a strong burg for the SoCon Championships. Select runfinish in the SoCon Championships at Wof- ners will also compete at the NCAA Southeast ford on Nov. 1. Regional Championships on Nov. 15 hosted by Suzanne Gay and Sarah Stierwalt, Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. both sophomores, showed promise in their




Name Alex Anderson Steven Bosloper Frank Dioguardi Michael Emmer Chris Fallis Kevin Flood Zach Harten Zach Johnson Brendan Kight Chris Morgan James Sanyi Wes Stoddard Joseph Tkach P.J. Wasilchak Zach Yereb

Men’s Cross Country Class Company Ht. Wt. R-Jr. India 5-10 140 Fr. Echo 6-1 141 Fr. Charlie 5-11 150 Fr. Lima 5-7 123 So. Charlie 5-8 130 So. Lima 5-3 120 Sr. Bravo 6-1 155 Sr. India 5-9 160 Jr. Delta 6-0 145 Fr. Golf 6-2 180 Sr. Delta 5-8 130 Fr. Lima 5-11 143 So. Alpha 6-1 175 Fr. Hotel 5-3 103 So. Mike 5-9 138

Hometown Providence, R.I. North Haledon, N.J. Massapequa, N.Y. Gilbert, S.C. Awendaw, S.C. Naples, Fla. Bradford, Pa. James Island, S.C. Sumter, S.C. Pickens, S.C. Sumter, S.C. Mount Pleasant, S.C. Beaufort, S.C. Dickson City, Pa. St. Clairsville, Ohio

Previous School Florida International Eastern Christian HS Massapequa HS Gilbert HS Wando HS Naples HS Bradford Area HS James Island HS Wilson Hall HS Pickens HS Sumter HS Wando HS Beaufort HS Scranton Prep HS Bellaire St. John’s HS

Previewing Men’s Cross Country With five of last year’s top 10 runners return- to the 8k course. ing for the 2008 season, The Citadel men’s cross Chris Morgan is another freshman that country team is optimistic about the coming season. should challenge the top seven runners this seaJuniors Brendan Kight and Alex Anderson will be son. Morgan changed his technique to give him looked upon to guide a young team in 2008. Kight longer strides and improved strength which led already has two well-run seasons under his belt to a much better senior year in high school. P.J. while Anderson, a transfer from Florida Interna- Wasilchak posted some great times over the tional, posted some great times in summer in individual training his first year at The Citadel. Zach and is a work horse who hails Johnson will be hoping to transfrom a hilly terrain adn who fer a breakthrough outdoor track will take advantage of the flat season into a successful cross Lowcountry geography. country season this fall. Johnson The young Bulldog team made the finals of the 800m in will be faced with a challenging last year’s track championships schedule this fall. After opening and ran a personal record 800m up the season at the Eye Opentime of 1:53.87 at Clemson. er in Spartanburg, S.C., which will be the same course as the Following a good freshman season, a trio of sophomores will SoCon Championships later in have to continue to improve for the season, the Bulldogs will the Bulldogs to make an impact head up to the Salty Sea Dog in the Southern Conference this Invitational at the United States year. Chris Fallis, Joseph Tkach Naval Academy in Annapolis, and Zach Yereb all had impresMd. on Sept. 13. The Cadets sive performances in their freshhost the 28th Annual Citadel man season last fall and are A young men’s cross country Invitational on Sept. 27 before expected to maintain consistent heading to Titusville, Fla. for a team will rely on junior Brendan performances this year. Friday evening race. Kight’s leadership in 2008. Frank Dioguardi will lead a The Citadel will head to freshman class of six runners this Rock Hill, S.C. for a quad meet fall. Dioguardi is expected to be in the top seven with Furman, College of Charleston and host of the Bulldog runners this season as he brings a Winthrop on Oct. 18 before heading back to 5k time of 16:29 from high school with him. Hail- Spartanburg for the SoCon Championships. ing from Massapequa, N.Y., Dioguardi is used to Select runners will also compete at the NCAA hilly courses and the flatter terrain of the South Southeast Regional Championships on Nov. 15 Carolina Lowcountry should help in his adjustment hosted by Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C.




Katheryn GATEWOOD Jr. l 5-7 l Tango Company El Paso, Texas (Franklin HS)

2007... Began the season with a 23rd-place finish at the USC Invitational (8/31), running 19:30... placed eighth at the Bulldog Duals (9/7) with a time of 20:05... ran 19:44 at The Citadel Invitational, finishing 21st... led the team at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6), running 19:49 in ankle-deep mud... finished fourth at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 19:54... ran a season-best time of 19:10, placing 28th as the top Bulldog finisher at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27)... was the top Bulldog finisher at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (11/10) in Louisville, Ky., running the 6k race in 23:40 and placing 165th... 2006... Set a new personal and school record in her first race as a cadet-student-athlete, running 18:59 at the USC Invitational (9/1) as she finished 10th overall ... placed seventh as she ran 20:30 at the Bulldog Duals (9/8) ... finished 10th at The Citadel Invitational (9/30), running 19:50 ... placed 53rd out of more than 285 runners at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/7) with a time of 20:05 ... finished in the middle of a three-in-a-row finish for the Bulldogs (25-26-27) at the Winthrop Fall Classic, placing 26th in the 4k race with a time of 15:40 ... led the women’s team at the SoCon Championships (10/28) with a 44th place finish, running 19:24... High School… Graduated from Franklin High School in 2006… ran track and cross country throughout high school… received First Team All-City honors in cross country… received Second Team All-City honors in both cross country and track… was a state qualifier in cross country… brought home a team district cross country championship her senior year… coached by Jesse Aguliar… Personal… Katheryn A. Gatewood... daughter of Mike and Kathy Gatewood… born on Jan. 21, 1988… majoring in health, exercise and sport science.



Top Times

Personal Best.....................18:59

2006..................................18:59 2007..................................19:10


Suzanne GAY

So. l 5-4 l India Company St. Leonard, Md. (Calvert HS) 2007... Ran 21:33 at the USC Invitational (8/31) to open her career as a Bulldog... finished 19th with a time of 21:58 at the Bulldog Duals (9/7)... ran 21:01 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) to place 34th... ran 21:51 at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... ran 22:04 to finish 15th at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13)... ran 21:56 to finish 82nd at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27)... High School… Graduated from Calvert High School in 2007… earned two letters in cross country and track, while earning four letters in swimming… cross country team placed seventh in the Maryland 2A regional meet… coached by Dave Spain... Personal… Suzanne Marguerite Gay… born Nov. 2, 1989 in St. Leonard, Md…. Daughter of Bruce and Patricia Gay… chose The Citadel over the State University of New York… wants to join the Navy after college… majoring in biology.

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Personal Best.....................21:01

2007..................................21:01




Heather HARRIS

Jr. l 5-6 l Oscar Company Summerville, S.C. (Pinewood Prep HS)

2007... Ran 22:30 at the USC Invitational (8/31) to open the season.. finished 21st at the Bulldog Duals (9/7) with a time of 22:08... ran 21:47 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29)... ran a season-best 21:45 at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6) despite ankle-deep mud... finished 13th at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 22:00... placed 81st at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27), running 21:46... 2006... Began her career at The Citadel with a time of 22:31 at the USC Invitational (9/1) ... finished 18th at the Bulldog Duals (9/8) with a time of 22:30 ... at the 4k Winthrop Fall Classic (10/14), ran 17:38 to place 59th ... recorded a 68th place finish at the SoCon Championships (10/28) as she ran 21:14, setting a new personal record... High School… A 2006 graduate of Pinewood Prep School… received three letters in cross country and track and two letters in basketball… was a SCISA State (individual) Champion in cross country… named All-State and All-Region twice in cross country… was the 1600m regional champion… her cross country team won the regional and state title twice… coached by Chan Pons and Irv Batten… Personal… Heather Harris... daughter of Frank and Shellie Harris… born on Dec. 26, 1987… her father, Frank, played football at The Citadel… majoring in biology.



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Personal Best.....................21:14

2006..................................21:14 2007..................................21:45


Megan JENKINS

R-Jr. l 5-1 l Bravo Company Colorado Springs, Colo. (Rampart HS) 2007... Opened the season with a 20:16 time at the USC Invitational (8/31)... finished 13th at the Bulldog Duals (9/7) with a time of 20:28... placed 22nd at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), running 19:45... ran 20:29 at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... finished sixth at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) with a time of 20:27... ran 19:59 at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) to place 48th... 2006... Plagued by ankle injury throughout the season ... forced to redshirt... 2005... Opened her knob season with a fourth-place finish in the Gamecock Invitational (9/2) with a time of 19:21... at the College of Charleston meet (9/10), ran a time of 20:12 as she finished sixth in the dual meet against CofC, fourth in the dual scoring against Charleston Southern... ran to a third-place finish at The Citadel Invitational (9/24) with a time of 19:47... set a personal-best mark of 19:38 at the Disney Invitational, placing 38th... finished 19th at the Winthrop Classic (10/15) with a 4k time of 15:38... at the Southern Conference Championships (10/30), finished 35th with a time of 19:46... named the team’s most valuable runner for her strong freshman year performance... High School... Attended Rampart High School... named All-Area Honorable Mention in 2004... Personal... Megan Jenkins... born Sept. 9, 1987 in Little Rock, Ark.... majoring in political science... daughter of Ronald and Brenda-Lyn Jenkins... father Ronald is a graduate of The Citadel... her sister, Kristin, runs cross country and track for the College of Charleston... Megan is the eighth person in her family to attend The Citadel and is the first woman to do so.

Top Times

Personal Best.....................19:21

2005..................................19:21 2006..........................Redshirted 2007..................................19:45




Erin RITTER

Sr. l 5-8 l Bravo Company Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop McNicholas HS) 2007... Opened the season with a time of 21:39 at the USC Invitational (8/31)... placed 17th at the Bulldog Duals (9/7), running 21:26... finished 31st at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) with a time of 20:47... finished the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6) in 21:00... finished eighth at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), tying her season-best time of 20:47... finished 76th at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) with a time of 21:06... 2006... Opened the season with a 20:03 time at the USC Invitational (9/1) ... placed 12th at the Bulldog Duals (9/8), running 20:47 ... finished 16th at The Citadel Invitational (9/30) with a time of 20:09 ... finished 60th out of more than 285 runners at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/7) with a time of 20:14 ... finished 35th at the Winthrop Fall Classic (10/14), running the 4k race in 15:54 ... finished 55th overall and fifth on the team at the SoCon Championships (10/28) with atime of 20:06... 2005... Opened the season with a 20th-place finish at the Gamecock Invitational (9/2), running a 20:01... finished second overall at the College of Charleston meet (9/10) with a time of 19:56... placed eighth at The Citadel Invitational (9/24) with a mark of 20:20... set a personal-best time of 10:41 as she finished 42nd at the Disney Invitational (10/8)... placed 53rd at the Southern Conference Championships (10/30) with a time of 20:14... at the NCAA Regionals, finished 163rd with a 6k time of 24:14... High School... Attended Archbishop McNicholas High School... received All-Ohio honors her senior year... Personal... Erin Ritter... daughter of John and Melanie Ritter... born Oct. 5, 1986 in Cincinnati, Ohio... majoring in biology.



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Personal Best.....................19:41

2005..................................19:41 2006..................................20:03 2007..................................20:47


Sarah STIERWALT

So. l 5-2 l Mike Company Fremont, Ohio (St. Joseph Central Catholic HS) 2007... At the USC Invitational (8/31), ran 20:31 to finish 46th... placed 14th at the Bulldog Duals (9/7), running 20:42... ran 21:41 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), placing 31st... ran 22:14 at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... was just seconds away from matching her career-best time at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27), running 20:37 to place 70th... High School... A 2007 graduate of St. Joseph’s Central Catholic High School... earned four letters in cross country, swimming and track and field... named MVP of her cross country and track teams... became the first female at her high school to ever receive 12 varsity letters... was a three-time MVP of her swimming team... Personal... Sarah Stierwalt... born July 26, 1989 in Fremont, Ohio... daughter of Tom and Kathy Stierwalt... chose The Citadel over Norwich University... majoring in criminal justice.

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Personal Best.....................20:31

2007..................................20:31




Sarah STRICKLAND

Sr. l 5-8 l India Company Belton, S.C. (Belton-Honea Path HS)

2007... Ran 19:57 at the USC Invitational (8/31), placing 34th... finished 12th at the Bulldog Duals (20:22) with a time of 20:22... came within five seconds of a personal record time, running 19:26 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29)... ran 20:10 in extremely muddy conditions at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... finished third at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) with a itme of 19:48... finished 47th at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) and second on the team with a time of 19:40... at the NCAA Regional Championships, ran 24:15 in the 6k race to place 195th... 2006... Finished 35th at the USC Invitational (9/1) with a time of 19:47 ... placed fourth at the Bulldog Duals (9/8), running 19:58 ... set a new personal record at The Citadel Invitational (9/30) with a mark of 19:21 ... finished 50th out of more than 285 runners at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/7), running 20:01 ... finished 31st at the Winthrop Fall Classic (10/14), running the 4k race in 15:48 ... finished 53rd overall and fourth on the team at the Southern Conference Championships (10/28) with a time of 19:42... 2005... Ran a time of 21:10 at the Gamecock Invitational (9/2)... set a mark of 21:00 at the College of Charleston meet (9/10), finishing seventh when scored as a dual match against CofC and sixth as a dual match against Charleston Southern... placed 10th at The Citadel Invitational (9/24) with a time of 20:43... bested that with a time of 20:03 at the Disney Invitational (10/8)... set a personal-best time at the Southern Conference Championships (10/30), running 19:50... ran a time of 25:03 at the NCAA Regional Championships... High School... Attended Belton-Honea Path High School... coached by Matt Wurst... named team MVP three years... Personal... Sarah Strickland... daughter of Ray and Delores Strickland... born June 5, 1987... majoring in business administration.

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Personal Best.....................19:21

2005..................................19:50 2006..................................19:21 2007..................................19:26


Natalie WOLIN

Jr. l 5-2 l Delta Company Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer Senior HS) 2007... Set a new personal-best time at the USC Invitational (8/31), running 19:12 and finishing 16th... placed fourth at the Bulldog Duals (9/7), running 19:24... at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), finished 14th with a time of 19:18... placed 71st out of more than 360 runners in ankle-deep mud at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6), running 19:51... ran her second-best time of the season (19:21) to win the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13)... placed 51st at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) with a time of 19:44... ran 24:01 in the 6k NCAA Regional Championships in Louisville, Ky. to place 183rd... 2006... Opened her Bulldog career with a bang, finishing 24th with a time of 19:25 at the USC Invitational (9/1) ... finished ninth at the Bulldog Duals (9/8) with a time of 20:38 ... placed 14th at The Citadel Invitational (9/30) as she ran 20:04 ... her time of 20:17 placed her 67th out of more than 285 runners at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/7) ... was the anchor in the Bulldogs’ back-to-back-to-back finish at the Winthrop Fall Classic (25-26-27) as she finished 27th with a 4k time of 15:42 ... finished third on the team and right behind teammate Laura Hewston at the Southern Conference Championships (10/28) as she finished 48th with a time of 19:34... High School... A 2006 Whitmer High School graduate... received four letters in cross country and track and field... named Toledo All-City League three times in cross country... received one All-Great Lakes League honor... was a regional qualifier in the 3200m her junior year... cross country team finished second in the City League Championships... coached by Jeremy Elliott... Personal... Natalie Wolin... daughter of Craig and Laura Wolin... born on Dec. 21, 1987... majoring in business administration.

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Personal Best.....................19:12

2006..................................19:25 2007..................................19:12

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Alex ANDERSON

R-Jr. l 5-10 l 140 l India Company Providence, R.I. (Florida International) 2007... Placed 17th at the USC Invitational (8/31) with a 5k time of 16:47... finished 11th in the Bulldog Duals (9/7), running a 5k time of 17:01... ran 29:14 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), placing 51st overall... ran 28:33 at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... placed 16th at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 17:04... 2006 (Florida International)… Did not compete in cross country... 2005 (Florida International)… Redshirted, did not compete... High School… Graduated from Holmes Braddock High School in 2005… received two letters in both cross country and track and field… named All-Dade County Honorable Mention in cross country his senior year… team captain… named cross country Most Improved his junior year… was the Long Distance MVP on the track team his senior year… coached by Julio Valdes and Ryan Raposo... Personal… Alexander Bassam Anderson… born May 22, 1987 in Tampa, Fla…. son of Marino Anderson and Monica Nuevo… transferred to The Citadel after considering Boston University and the U.S. Naval Academy… majoring in biology.

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Personal Best.....................28:33

2005..........................Redshirted 2006.....................................N/A 2007..................................28:33


Chris FALLIS

So. l 5-8 l 130 l Charlie Company Charleston, S.C. (Wando HS) 2007... Placed 16th in the 5k USC Invitational (8/31), running 16:44... finished 13th at the 5k Bulldog Duals (9/7) with a time of 17:07... at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), ran 28:48 to finish 43rd... ran a wet and muddy Walt Disney World Classic (10/6) race in 28:58... finished seventh at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) with a 5k time of 16:33... finished 69th at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) with a time of 28:55... High School… A graduate of Wando High School in 2007… earned six letters in cross country and track and field… earned the team’s Warrior Award… twice named the team’s Most Improved runner… cross country team won the county championship… track team won the Regional Championship... Personal… Christopher H. Fallis… born Feb. 18, 1989 in Charleston, S.C…. son of Harold and Danna Fallis… chose The Citadel over Charleston Southern and Erskine… father, Harold, played soccer for Erskine College from 1974-76… majoring in business administration.

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Personal Best.....................28:48

2007..................................28:48

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5-3 l 120 l Lima Company Naples, Fla. (Naples HS)

2007... Ran the 5k USC Invitational (8/31) in 18:18, placing 42nd... finished 37th at the Bulldog Duals 5k (9/7) with a time of 19:50... ran 29:58 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29)... ran 18:46 in the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13)... High School… Graduated from Naples High School in 2007… earned two letters in cross country and track and field… cross country team finished third at the Florida State Championships his senior year… coached by Mary Beth Watkins, Mandi Lemmond and Stanley Bryant... Personal… Kevin Patrick Flood… born Oct. 18, 1988 in Grosse Ile, Mich…. son of Peter and Nancy Flood… chose The Citadel over Florida Gulf Coast University… father, Peter, played semi pro hockey in Michigan… wants to become an officer in the U.S. Navy… majoring in history.

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Personal Best.....................29:58

2007..................................29:58


Zach HARTEN

Sr. l 6-1 l 155 l Bravo Company Bradford, Pa. (Bradford Area HS) 2007... Ran back-to-back 5k times of 17:31 at the USC Invitational (8/31) and at the Bulldog Duals (9/7)... at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), finished 37th with a time of 28:20... placed 12th at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) with a 5k time of 16:49... 2006... Placed 16th at the Bulldog Duals (9/8) with a 5k time of 18:10... 2005... Did not compete... High School... Attended Bradford Area High School where he graduated in 2005... team was the cross country district champion... coached by Thomas Tessena... Personal... Zachary Harten... son of Dean and Amy Harten... born on June 2, 1987 in Bradford, Pa.... majoring in criminal justice.

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Personal Best.....................28:20

2005.....................................N/A 2006..........................18:10 (5k) 2007..................................28:20

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Zach JOHNSON

Sr. l 5-9 l 165 l India Company Summerville, S.C. (James Island HS)

2007... Placed 20th at the USC Invitational (8/31), running the 5k race in 16:59... finished the 5k Bulldog Duals (9/7) race in 17:21... ran 27:55 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) to finish 32nd... ran the 8k Walt Disney World Classic (10/6) in 28:07... recorded an eighth-place finish at the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 16:35... finished 79th at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) with a time of 29:50... 2006... Did not compete... 2005... Did not compete... High School... Graduated from James Island High School in 2005... ran track his senior year... coached by Chris McDuffie... Personal... Zachary Johnson... son of Edith Johnson... born on Jan. 21, 1987 in Charleston... twin brother Herbert runs cross country for Spartanburg Methodist College... majoring in criminal justice.

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Personal Best.....................27:55

2005.....................................N/A 2006.....................................N/A 2007..................................27:55


Brendan KIGHT

Jr. l 6-0 l 145 l Delta Company Sumter, S.C. (Wilson Hall HS) 2007... Finished 11th at the USC Invitational (9/7), running the 5k race in 16:34... placed sixth at the Bulldog Duals with a 5k time of 16:46... set a then-personal-best time of 26:56 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), finishing 11th... placed 57th out of more than 330 runners at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6), running 27:11... was the runner-up at the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) with a time of 16:10... set a new personal record time of 26:48 at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27), finishing as the team’s top runner and placing 30th overall... 2006... Opened his Bulldog career with a 13th place finish at the USC Invitational (9/1), running the 5k race in 16:18 ... finished 13th again at The Citadel Invitational (9/30), running 27:38 ... topped that time with a 27:23 finish at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/7) as he placed 62nd out of more than 230 runners ... finished 32nd at the 6k Winthrop Fall Classic with a time of 20:03, placing fifth on the team ... finished the SoCon Championship race (10/28) as a team scorer with a time of 27:18, placing 41st... High School... Three-time All-State cross country runner from Wilson Hall High School... All-State track runner his senior year in 2006... lettered in cross country, track and soccer... received All-State honors and named South Carolina’s Player of the Year in soccer in 2006... also received All-Region honors in soccer all four years of high school... coached by Tom O’Hare in track and cross country... Personal... Brendan Kight... born on Feb. 25, 1988 in Sumter, S.C.... son of Greg and Carolyn Kight... majoring in civil engineering.

Top Times

Personal Best.....................26:48

2006..................................27:23 2007..................................26:48

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James SANYI

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5-8 l 130 l Delta Company Sumter, S.C. (Sumter HS)

2007... Placed 41st at the USC Invitational (8/31) with a 5k time of 18:12... ran the Bulldog Duals (9/7) 5k race in 18:44... ran a time of 29:45 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29)... ran 18:03 to place 25th at the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13)... 2006... Finished 42nd at the USC Invitational (9/1), running the 5k race in 17:48 ... placed 22nd at the Bulldog Duals (9/8) with a 5k time of 19:13 ... finished 25th at The Citadel Invitational, running the 8k race in 30:05 ... ran the 6k Winthrop Fall Classic race in 21:42 ... finished 64th at the SoCon Championships (10/28) with a personal record time of 29:34... 2005... Did not compete in cross country... High School... Attended Sumter High School, where he graduated in 2005... coached by Jimmy Watson... lettered in cross country, track and field and wrestling... was All-Region in track and field... Personal... James Sanyi... son of James and Mary Ann Sanyi... born on Jan. 26, 1987 in Sumter, S.C.... majoring in biology.

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Top Times

Personal Best.....................29:34

2005..................................31:07 2006..................................29:34 2007..................................29:45


Joseph TKACH

So. l 6-1 l 175 l Alpha Company Beaufort, S.C. (Beaufort HS) 2007... Opened his career with a 34th-place finish at the USC Invitational (8/31) with a 5k time of 17:52... topped that with a 17:36 performance at the 5k Bulldog Duals (9/7) race... ran 30:21 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29)... finished 22nd at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 17:33... High School… A graduate of Beaufort High School in 2007… earned three letters in track and field and two letters in cross country… twice named his team’s cross country MVP… named All-State in track… twice garnered All-Region honors in cross country… earned five All-Region track honors… named his track team MVP and Distance MVP… high school team placed second in the South Carolina 4A State Championship meet… coached by Carol Bostick and Lt. Col. Robert Johnson... Personal… Joseph Michael Tkach… born Aug. 3, 1988 in Beaufort, S.C…. son of Fred and Mary Ann Tkach… chose The Citadel over South Carolina and Gove City College (Pa.)… majoring in physical education.

Top Times

Personal Best.....................30:21

2007..................................30:21

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Zach YEREB

So. l 5-9 l 138 l Mike Company St. Clairsville, Ohio (Bellaire St. John’s HS) 2007... Placed 14th at the USC Invitational (8/31) in his first race as a Cadet, running the 5k race in 16:37... ran 17:36 at the Bulldog Duals (9/7), another 5k race... finished 25th at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) with a time of 27:41... finished 89th out of more than 330 runners with a time of 27:53, despite wet and muddy conditions, at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... ran a 16:58 time in the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) to finish 14th... ran a personal best time of 27:38 at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27), placing 52nd... High School… A 2007 graduate of Bellaire St. John’s Central High School… earned four letters in cross country and track and field… a four-time All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference honoree in cross country… named the 2006 Eastern District Runner of the Year… named First Team All-State in cross country in 2006… cross country team placed fifth at the Ohio State Championships his senior year… coached by Jeremy Midei... Personal… Zachary Joseph Yereb… born June 21, 1989 in McAllen, Texas… son of Steven and Tracie Yereb… chose The Citadel over Army, Air Force, Northern Kentucky and Heidelberg College… father, Steven, was a 10k runner for Bethany College (W.Va.)… majoring in business administration.

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Top Times

Personal Best.....................27:38

2007..................................27:38


Steven BOSLOPER

Fr. l 6-1 l 141 l Echo Company North Haledon, N.J. (Eastern Christian HS) High School‌ Graduated from Eastern Christian High School in 2008... earned three First Team All-League Honors... school won the league championship twice... earned seven letters in cross country and track and field... coached by Joel Apol... Personal‌ Steven John Bosloper... born Feb. 1, 1990... son of Ed and Karen Bosloper... chose The Citadel over North Georgia College and State... majoring in political science.

Frankie DIOGUARDI

Fr. l 5-11 l 150 l Charlie Company Massapequa, N.Y. (Massapequa HS) High School... Graduated from Massapequa High School in 2008... earned 11 varsity letters in cross country and track and field... earned five All-Division, four All-Conference and three All-County honors... won five conference championships... was a member of two 4x800m relay state qualifying teams... team won the outdoor division championship in 2006... Personal... Frankie Dioguardi... son of Frank and Tracy Dioguardi... born Jan. 16, 1990 in Brooklyn, N.Y.... chose The Citadel over Navy, VMI, Iona, Albany and the Coast Guard Academy... majoring in civil engineering.

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Michael EMMER

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5-7 l 123 l Lima Company Gilbert, S.C. (Gilbert HS)

High School… Graduated from Gilbert High School in 2008... earned six letters in cross country and track and field... named school’s Runner of the Year in 2008... coached by Jimmy Copeland... Personal… Michael Harrold Emmer, III... born Aug. 17, 1989 in Lexington, S.C.... son of Michael and Elizabeth Emmer... majoring in business administration.

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5-7 l 123 l Lima Company Gilbert, S.C. (Gilbert HS)

High School… Graduated from Pickens High School in 2008… received four letters in track, three in cross country and three in wrestling… named MVP of his track team in 2005, 2007 and 2008… coached by Bryan Clevenger... Personal… Christopher Ford Morgan… born Dec. 12, 1989 in Easley, S.C…. son of Robert and Gina Morgan… majoring in physics.

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Wes STODDARD

Fr. l 5-11 l 143 l Lima Company Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Wando HS) High School… A 2008 graduate of Wando High School... earned four letters in cross country and three letters in track... cross country team won the county, region and state championships... coached by Harold Fallis... Personal… James Wesley Stoddard... born June 28, 1989 in Spartanburg, S.C.... son of Wesley Stoddard and Margaret Emmans... majoring in business administration.

P.J. Wasilchak

Fr. l 5-3 l 103 l Hotel Company Dickson City, Pa. (Scranton Prep HS) High School... Graduated from Scranton Preparatory School in 2008... earned letters in track and cross country... cross country team captain his senior year... cross country team won state championship in 2005... team won district championship in 2005, 2006 and 2007... Personal... Paul John Eric Wasilchak... goes by “P.J.”... born Sept. 1, 1989 in Scranton, Pa.... son of Paul Wasilchak... chose The Citadel over DeSales and the University of Scranton... majoring in sports management.

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Jody HUDDLESTON

Head Coach l 23rd Year South Alabama ‘77

Entering his 23rd year at The Citadel, head cross country and track and field coach Jody Huddleston continues to lead one of the most successful programs at The Citadel and in the Southern Conference. Huddleston’s tenure has witnessed 53 conference champions, 227 All-Southern Conference honors bestowed, the first woman to compete in athletics at The Citadel, the first woman to win a conference championship at The Citadel and the first woman to compete in an NCAA Championship event in school history. In addition, The Citadel has set six NCAA Regional qualifying marks under Huddleston’s tenure since the implementation of the regional championship system in 2003. The 2008 season witnessed hurdler Jamel Brown winning the first SoCon Championship for any made cadet-student-athlete at The Citadel since 2004 as Brown brought home the 400m hurdles title from the SoCon Outdoor Championships. That victory was one of Brown’s four All-Conference accolades in 2008. Huddleston also guided senior Tasha Sanders to three All-Conference honors and a pair of runner-up finishes at the SoCon Championships in the pentathlon and heptathlon. The 2007 season witnessed Huddleston leading four Southern Conference Championships home to Charleston while the women’s team recorded their best finish in school history. Senior Stephanie McNeill brought home three individual titles (20lb. weight throw, hammer, shot put) while junior Tasha Sanders won her first SoCon crown (heptathlon). The Citadel women placed a record fifth at the SoCon Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Boone, N.C., scoring a program-best 56 points. The men’s team showcased a stellar hurdles squad, placing two finalists in the 110m hurdles and three in the 400m hurdles at the SoCon Outdoor Championships. The fourth place finish by the men’s team marks the seventh time in the past eight years the Bulldog men have finished fourth. Huddleston led the Bulldogs through the historic 2006 track and field seasons, which included then-junior Stephanie McNeill entering the history books on several separate occasions and the women’s team doubling their best performance at a conference championship. McNeill set history by becoming the first female from the Military College of South Carolina to qualify for an NCAA Championship event, throwing a quali-

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fying mark of 47’ 9” in the shot put. McNeill won her flight in the shot put at the NCAA Regional Championships with a throw of 46’ 10.25” as she finished 15th overall. The women’s team finished sixth at the SoCon Outdoor Championships with a school record 48 team points. Huddleston, along with assistant coach Kris Kut, coached McNeill as she won the 2006 Southern Conference discus title with a throw of 141’ 2”, making her the first female Cadet to win a SoCon Championship. Those accomplishments, along with regional and national media exposure, came in a 2006 track and field season that saw 22 school records broken, 19 athletes receiving All-Conference honors, three SoCon Athlete of the Week honors, two conference champions and two conference superlative honors. Moreover, McNeill was named the SoCon’s Outstanding Field Performer and freshman Shaquill Smith was tabbed as Freshman of the Year after he won the high jump, placed fifth in the triple jump as he set a new freshman school record (47’ 4.25”) and placed eighth in the long jump. Huddleston’s program first broke into the national headlines in the fall of 1997 when Mandy Garcia became the school’s first-ever female cadet-student-athlete and attracted unprecedented national media exposure as she set history. Garcia served as the lone memThe Huddleston Family (L-R): ber of the women’s cross country, indoor track Jody Huddleston, and outdoor track “team” that year. Two years Mary Ellen and Mary Kathryn. later, Peaches Hudson took second in the heptathlon and captured the institution’s first female All-Southern Conference honor. Huddleston came to The Citadel from Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee, Okla., where he served as head coach for seven years. In 1984, he earned NAIA District IX Coach of the Year honors. Earlier that year, the Bison finished second at the league championships, the best track performance for the school in 10 years. An All-America decathlete at Florida Community College, Huddleston set a new national junior college decathlon long jump record in 1975. He transferred to South Alabama and went on to establish two school records. Huddleston graduated from South Alabama in 1977 with a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education. He earned a master’s degree in education two years later at the same institution. Huddleston has three children, Ryan (23) and Callie (18) while he and his wife, Mary Ellen, have one daughter, Mary Kathryn (3).

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Kris KUT

Assistant Coach l Ninth Year The Citadel ‘00 Kris Kut enters his ninth year as a coach at The Citadel and his second as the recruiting coordinator. Along with Jody Huddleston, Kut has been on staff with the cross country and track and field programs through the past several years and has watched from the sidelines as school records have fallen over and over again. Kut, who focuses mainly on the field events, has helped coach 16 conference champions during his tenure at The Citadel, including the school’s first female to win a conference championship, Stephanie McNeill. Kut guided McNeill to a total of four SoCon titles as she also became the first female from The Citadel to qualify and compete in an NCAA Championship event. Under his tutelage, The Citadel’s cadet-student-athletes have won 136 All-Conference honors and numerous school records have fallen, including 23 during the 2007 season and 45 over the past two seasons. In 2007, Kut guided McNeill to three league titles while coaching cadet-studentathletes to 27 All-Southern Conference honors. The women’s team posted a record fifth-place finish at the SoCon Outdoor Championships, while the men’s team placed fourth for the seventh time in eight years, maintaining their presence in the top-half of the conference. Kut, a 2000 graduate from The Citadel, was a four-year letterwinner at The Military College of South Carolina as he pursued his bachelor’s degree in political science. He remained at the school as he earned his master’s degree in health, exercise and sport science in 2003. A three-time Southern Conference Champion as a cadet-student-athlete, Kut also received four All-Conference honors. He remains the school record holder in the javelin and was a junior national qualifier, competing in the 1997 Junior National Track and Field meet in St. Louis, Mo. As a senior, Kut finished seventh in the javelin at the prestigious Penn Relays, as well as first at several other key meets. Born Jan. 20, 1978, Kut married the former Holly Jones of Mechanicsville, Va., in 2003. They currently reside in Mount Pleasant, S.C., with their four-year old son Andre Jackson and their two-year old son, Preston.

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Catherine HINESLEY Volunteer Assistant Coach Erskine ‘06

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Second Year

Catherine Hinesley enters her second year working with The Citadel cross country program, mainly working with the female distance runners. A 2006 graduate of Erskine College, Hinesley ran cross country for the Flying Fleet while serving as the team captain her junior and senior year. While at Erskine, Hinesley earned Academic All-American honors while being named to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Presidential Honor Roll. Hinesley was also a member of the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. A USATF Level I Certified coach, Hinesley is currently working towards a master’s degree in health, exercise and sport science in The Citadel’s Graduate College. Hinesley enjoys competing in triathlons and participating in yoga and hiking in her spare time.

Gary WILSON

Volunteer Assistant Coach Oklahoma Baptist ‘64

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Gary Wilson enters his second year working with The Citadel cross country program, following an incredibly successful first year. In his first season, Wilson helped lead the women’s cross country team to their most successful Southern Conference finish ever while the men placed sixth, their highest finish in 10 years. Wilson has a long history of success with track and field, qualifying three athletes for the NCAA Championships when he was a volunteer coach for Valdosta State in 1976. As a co-coach at the University of Tennessee, he helped lead the Lady Vols in the program’s first year. Prior to his helping start what has become one of the most competitive and successful women’s programs in the Southeastern Conference, Wilson was the head men’s track and cross country coach at West Georgia College from 1966-1968. Wilson currently resides in Charleston.

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Lt Gen John W. ROSA, Jr.

The Citadel President l Third Year The Citadel ‘73 Lt Gen John W. Rosa became the 19th president of The Citadel on January 3, 2006. His presidency has been marked by a keen focus on strategic initiatives that will enhance The Citadel’s mission of developing principled leaders. His concern for keeping a Citadel education relevant in the 21st century while holding to the values that make the college unique has strengthed the college in significant ways. Since Rosa became president, The Citadel has increased the size of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and completed a $100 million capital campaign -- two benchmarks of a vibrant institution. Rosa was born in Springfield, Ill., Sept. 28, 1951. After graduating high school in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1969, he was recruited to play football at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. While at The Citadel Rosa was starting Bulldog quarterback in 1970 and went on to earn three varsity letters in football. He graduated from The Citadel in 1973 with a degree in business administration and was awarded a commission in the Air Force. A command fighter pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, Rosa enjoyed an illustrious 32-year career in the Air Force. Among his career highlights, he was stationed in Lossiemouth, Scotland, as an American exchange officer flying the Jaguar for the Royal Air Force. He has commanded at squadron, group and wing levels at air bases in South Korea, Idaho, South Carolina, New Mexico and Georgia. He served as inspector general for Pacific Air Forces at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii and commandant of The Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. As deputy director for operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C., he was in charge of the National Military Command Center and served as the military spokesman for the Pentagon when U.S. troops were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002. In July 2003, he was named superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and in September of that year, he was promoted to lieutenant general. He remained in that position until his retirement from active duty in November 2005. Rosa then returned to Charleston to become president of his alma mater. Rosa holds a master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University. He is a graduate of the Air Force Command and Staff College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. And he has studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Charleston in May of 2007. Since returning to Charleston, he has become active in college and community affairs. Rosa is a member of the board of directors of The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel Brigadier Foundation and The Lowcountry Graduate Center. He is an ex officio member of The Citadel School of Business Advisory Board. He is on the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and, in 2007, served as Educational Division Campaign Director for Trident United Way. He was also a 2007 member of the Burke High School Scholarship Committee. Both The Society of the Cincinnati and the Washington Light Infantry have made Lt. Gen. Rosa an honorary member. Rosa is also a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He has flown the A-7, A-10, Hunter and Jaguar aircraft, F-16, F-117A, HH-60G and HC-130. He is married to Donna Kangeter, a Charleston native. They have two sons, Jonathan and Brad (’03), and a grandson, Michael Bradley, who is the son of Jonathan and his wife, Elisha.

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Larry LECKONBY Athletics Director Duke ‘79

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The Citadel’s President Lt Gen John W. Rosa, Jr. (USAF, ret.) named Larry Leckonby as the 11th athletics director at the South Carolina Military College in a press conference held at the Altman Athletics Center in June 2008. Leckonby officially joined the Bulldog Family in July. Prior to The Citadel, Leckonby spent six years as a senior associate athletic director at the University of Maryland. Hired as the athletic department’s Chief Financial Officer in September 2002, he managed the department’s annual $51.2 million operating budget, capital projects and long-range financial forecasting. In addition, Leckonby was the sport supervisor for women’s basketball, assisted the Athletic Director with men’s basketball and football, and supervised the athletic business office, athletic ticket office and information technology. He was also responsible for coordinating departmental construction projects, which have included a $50.8M expansion of the Football Stadium, as well as expansions to the Gossett Football Team house, new grass and field turf practice fields and the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. He also served on several campus committees including the University Finance Committee and the University Facilities Advisory Committee. Prior to accepting the position at Maryland, Leckonby served as the senior associate director of athletics at the University of Houston, appointed in January 1998. He was responsible for the daily administration of the department and specific areas of duty involving finance, planning, fund-raising and marketing. He also served as interim athletics director for six months in 2001 and 2002. Leckonby also worked as the associate AD for business affairs at Boston College for fourand-a-half years (1993-98), and the assistant AD for finance and operations at Old Dominion University for five years (1988-93). He was the ticket manager and assistant business manager at Boston University from 1982 to 1988, after beginning his athletics business career at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) where he was an administrative assistant to the business manager beginning in 1981. A former lacrosse player at Duke University, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management science in 1979. He earned a master’s degree in sport management from Massachusetts in 1983. Leckonby is an active member of the College Athletic Business Managers Association. While serving on numerous finance and planning committees during his career, he also has helped direct several NCAA and conference championships including NCAA Baseball Super Regional events in 1999, 2000 and 2002. Leckonby and his wife, Cris, have two daughters, Hunter and Katie, and a son, William.

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2007 In Review

NCAA Regional Weekend Three runners from The Citadel traveled to the Derby City on Nov. 10 with all three posting personal record times as the Bulldogs competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Louisville, Ky. Sophomore Katheryn Gatewood led the way in the 6k race with a time of 23:40. Gatewood’s time of 23:40 is the second-fastest 6k time in school history. Gatewood placed 165th out of the 225 runners competing at the NCAA meet. Sophomore Natalie Wolin ran 24:01 in the race, finishing 183rd. That mark is the fourth-fastest time in the Bulldog record books. Junior Sarah Strickland, who ran 25:03 at the 2005 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Greenville, N.C., finished the 2007 race in 24:15 as she finished 195th.

Southern Conference Success The Citadel’s cross country teams both finished eighth at the 2007 Southern Conference Championships as several runners posted season and personal-best marks. The men’s team had personal-best marks set by three of their top four runners, including top finisher sophomore Brendan Kight who ran 26:48 to finish 30th. Freshman Nathan Jackson finished third on the team and 47th overall with a personal record time of 27:26 while freshman Zach Yereb also posted a personal-best time with a time of 27:38, another personal record mark. Lowcountry Domination The Citadel Cross Country teams dominated the Lowcountry Invitational on Oct. 13 as both the women and the men claimed the team title. Sophomore Natalie Wolin won the women’s individual title and led the Bulldog women for the fourth time in five meets, while the men’s

trio of Brendan Kight, Daniel Knight and Rob Isaac finished 2-3-4. Muddy Day at Disney Despite extremely wet and muddy conditions, The Citadel cross country team recorded a successful day at the Walt Disney World Classic as the men’s team finished 12th and the women’s team placed 14th out of 44 teams. Sophomores led both teams with the secondyear Cadets finishing as the top two runners for The Citadel in both the men’s and women’s races. Sophomore Daniel Knight led the men with a seasonbreakout performance, running a personal record 26:57 as he finished 47th out of over 300 runners. Despite running in ankle-deep mud, sophomore Katheryn Gatewood still ran an impressive 19:49, placing 70th out of the 366-member field in the women’s race. Banner Day at The Citadel Invite Brendan Kight set a personal record by almost half a minute while Natalie Wolin and Sarah Strickland just missed out on setting personal records of their own as The Citadel posted a banner day at the 27th Annual Citadel Invitational at James Island County Park. Robert Killian ‘04 led the alumni team, Team Mule, with a thirdplace finish in the men’s 8k race. The Citadel Places Second in Bulldog Duals The Citadel women placed second in the Bulldog Duals for the second consecutive year while the men’s team finished second in 2007. Sophomore Natalie Wolin led the Bulldogs for the second time in the season, running the 5k course in 19:24, finishing fourth. The men’s team was led by Brendan Kight as the sophomore ran the 5k distance in 16:46.

The Citadel Cross Country 2007 Top Performances

Men 1. Brendan Kight 2. Daniel Knight 3. Nathan Jackson 4. Zach Yereb 5. Rob Isaac 6. Zach Johnson 7. Steven Craig 8. Zach Harten 9. Bryan Lailson 10. Alex Anderson

Women 26:48 26:57 27:26 27:38 27:50 27:55 28:10 28:20 28:21 28:33

10/27 10/6 10/27 10/27 10/6 9/29 10/27 9/29 9/29 10/6

1. Katheryn Gatewood 19:10 2. Natalie Wolin 19:12 3. Sarah Strickland 19:26 4. Megan Jenkins 19:45 5. Sarah Stierwalt 20:31 6. Erin Ritter 20:47 7. Suzanne Gay 21:01 8. Heather Harris 21:45

Men’s Results are 8k times; Women’s Results are 5k times

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The 28th Annual Citadel Invitational James Island County Park l James Island, S.C. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008

One of the premier cross country meets in South Carolina, The Citadel Invitational is annually held on the last weekend in September at James Island County Park and is a showcase of cross country talent from the South. The first invitational was held at Middleton Plantation in 1981 and was a 5k race for the women and a 10k for the men. The first women’s team champion in Division I was Davidson College (there were no Division II women’s team entered the first four years). The Division I men’s champion was Baptist College (now Charleston Southern University) and for Division II was USC Spartanburg (now USC Upstate). In 1982 the race was moved to Charles Towne Landing and was run in the birth place of Charleston for the next 19 years until it moved to James Island County Park in 2001. The 1989 race was moved to the campus of Francis Marion College in Florence as the course at Charles Towne Landing was totally destroyed by Hurricane Hugo just two weeks prior to the race. The women’s Division I meet and course record at Charles Towne Landing is held by Gail Pennachio of Furman University with a time of 17:21. The Division II record is held by Sylvia Sanchez of Florida Community College with a time of 18:31. On the men’s

side, the Division I 10k record is 30:48 held by Al Dunn from Baptist College and by Mitch Powell from Francis Marion College for Division II in a time of 31:31. The men’s race distance was shortened to 8k in 1985. Seamus Powers from East Tennessee State University holds the Division I course and meet record of 23:51, established in 1993. The men’s Division II course and meet record is held by Jay Jones of Pembroke State (now UNC-Pembroke) with a time of 24:45. High schools were invited to participate in 1995 with Heathwood Hall winning the girls division and Sumter high school winning the boys. Joyce Peebles of Pendleton won the inaugural girls race in a time of 20:45 while Mike Wilson from North Myrtle Beach won the boys race in 17:03. The course record for the high school girl’s race at Charles Towne Landing was set in 2000 as Jocelyn Veit of Lexington High School ran 19:17. The boys course and meet record was set by David Patterson of Cardinal Gibbon’s High School in 1996 with a time of 15:55. The inaugural races at James Island County Park were run on the “Lake Course” and move to the “Meadow Course” the following year.

Meet Records Division Div. I Men Div. II Men HS Boys

Name Seamus Powers Jay Jones David Patterson

Div. I Women Gail Pennachio Div. II Women Hilary White HS Girls Jocelyn Veit

School East Tennessee State Pembroke State Cardinal Gibbons (S.C.) HS

Course Charles Towne Charles Towne Charles Towne

Year 1993 1987 1996

Time 23:51 24:45 15:55

Furman Charles Towne Sav. Coll. of Art & Design Meadow Lexington (S.C.) HS Lake

1993 2004 2001

17:21 18:01 19:01

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History & Records All-Time Southern Conference Women’s Championship Results Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Finish (Pts) NTS*** 11th (290) T-10th (324) 11th (291) 9th (250) 12th (364) 11th (294) 11th (295) 9th (231) 8th (247) 8th (241)

Place - Top Citadel Runner (Time) 44. Mandy Garcia (20:42) 38. Mandy Garcia (21:09) 47. Mandy Garcia (20.44) 36. Sharon Hacker (19:54) 34. Sharon Hacker (19:17) 58. Olivia Perry-Smith (20:40) 26. Clara Crossman (20:10) 28. Laura Hewston (19:56) 35. Megan Jenkins (19:46) 44. Katheryn Gatewood (19:24) 28. Katheryn Gatewood (19:10)

Location Distance Statesboro, Ga. 5k Davidson, N.C. 5k Lexington, Va. 5k Boone, N.C. 5k James Island, S.C. (%) 5k Charleston, S.C. (&) 5k Davidson, N.C. 5k Greenville, S.C. 5k Statesboro, Ga. 5k Chattanooga, Tenn. 5k Cullowhee, N.C. 5k

*** No team score was recorded in 1997 as The Citadel fielded only one runner, Mandy Garcia, the first female cadet-student-athlete in The Citadel’s history. (%) - The Citadel hosted the 2001 SoCon Championships at James Island County Park. (&) - College of Charleston hosted the 2002 SoCon Championships at Dixie Plantation.

All-Southern Conference Honorees

Jim Boyd 1971 Bob Butcher 9th Place - 25:23 (8k) 1994 Chattanooga, Tenn. Andrew Cawood 6th Place - 25:43 (8k) 2000 Boone, N.C. 32


History & Records All-Time Southern Conference Men’s Championship Results Year 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Finish (Pts) 6th 7th 7th 7th 8th 8th 5th 6th No Team Score No Team Score 5th (137) 4th (98) 4th (84) 3rd (108) 6th (162) 8th (238) 8th (193) 8th (241) 7th (169) 7th (177) 7th (171) 7th (173) 8th (223) 6th (173) 5th (145) 8th (203) 4th (110) 8th (212) 7th (146) 7th (174) 8th (166) 8th (167) 8th (204) T-5th (154) 6th (149) 8th (201) 8th (205) 8th (236) 6th (152) 8th (230) 10th (199) 4th (121) 8th (198) 7th (203) 8th (215) 9th (231) 9th (234) 6th (164) 8th (220)

Place - Top Citadel Runner (Time)

Location

Distance

Jim Boyd 14. Nick Pugh (32:57) 17. Nick Pugh (32:53)

Davidson, N.C. Greenville, S.C.

6 miles 6 miles

25. Matt Smith (33:51)

Boone, N.C.

6 miles

20. Matt Smith (31:39) 21. Andrew Ciappa (33:05) 12. Andrew Ciappa (32:06) 37. Marty Maag (34:08) 24. Marty Maag (32:28) 16. Marty Maag (26:01) 22. Robert Kendrick (26:10) 17. Allan Tanquary (26:00) 33. Jeff Gibson (27:08) 13. Chip Owens (26:16) 23. Layne Anderson (33:30) Rich Lampe 21. Rich Lampe (26:59) 32. Mike Sharnas (27:19) 17. Bob Butcher (26:45) 16. Byron Frost (27:14) 9. Bob Butcher (25:23) 29. Richie Hendricks (27:28) 12. Jamie Cawood (26:25) 19. Andrew Cawood (26:29) 27. Nick Trelawney (27:30) 24. Andrew Cawood (27:04) 6. Andrew Cawood (25:43) 20. Robert Killian (25:45) 24. Robert Killian (26:05) 34. Robert Killian (27:47) 23. Nick Gastley (27:16) 38. Will Wilson (26:56) 16. Matt Holmes (26:02) 28. Brendan Kight (26:48)

Charleston, S.C. Davidson, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Huntington, W.Va. Cullowhee, N.C. Boone, N.C. Lexington, Va. Charleston, S.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Davidson, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Huntington, W.Va. Cullowhee, N.C. Boone, N.C. Lexington, Va. Charleston, S.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Greenville, S.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Davidson, N.C. Lexington, Va. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Davidson, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Statesboro, Ga. Chattanooga, Tenn. Cullowhee, N.C.

6 miles 10k 10k 10k 10k 8k 5 miles 8k 8k 8k 10k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k

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History & Records Top Women’s Times Run at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships Place 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Name Clara Crossman Katheryn Gatewood Laura Hewston Natalie Wolin Erin Ritter Sarah Strickland Sharon Hacker Amanda Schaeffer Peaches Hudson Manda Orson Olivia Perry-Smith Viann Bolick Laura Gisinger Laurie McDaniel

Time 23:25 23:40 23:55 24:01 24:14 24:15 24:26 25:36 26:20 26:28 26:38 26:56 27:33 27:44

Location Greenville, N.C. Louisville, Ky. Greenville, N.C. Louisville, Ky. Greenville, N.C. Louisville, Ky. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C.

Date Nov. 15, 2003 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 13, 2004 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 12, 2005 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 11, 2000 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 11, 2000

Katheryn Gatewood ran the second-fastest NCAA Regional time in school history last season with a 6k time of 23:40 at the 2007 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky.

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History & Records Top Men’s Times Run at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships Place 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

Name Martin Maag Robert Kendrick Andrew Lilly Martin Maag Bob Butcher Matt Smith Robert Killian Jamie Cawood Robert Killian Nick Trelawney Andrew Cawood Robert Kendrick Chuck Gavin Jeff Gibson Will Wilson Richard Hamlin John Gubitosi Lew Perry Chris Many Stephan Donohoe Omar Bautista Chip Owens Layne Anderson Phil Stephens Alan Tanquary Matt Holmes Marc Quesenberry Nick Gastley Jimmy Keith Tom vonAhfeld Charles Kutz Scott Sutter Andy Delery Berne Empie Nich Gastley Robb Zucker Brad Perricelli Jed Wiseman Brian Agnew James Skelton

Time 30:55 31:15 32:27 32:27 32:32 32:38 32:39* 32:52 32:57 33:05 33:07 33:18 33:29 33:47 33:51 33:53 33:54 33:55 34:06 34:17 34:19 34:26 34:28 34:32 34:36 34:37 34:39 34:39 34:46 34:46 34:50 34:54 34:59 35:07 35:20 35:24 35:31* 35:33 35:50 35:53

Location Clemson, S.C. Clemson, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C.

Date 1983 1983 1996 1982 1992 1978 2002 1996 2001 1998 2000 1985 1980 1985 2005 2000 1999 1985 1988 2000 1999 1985 1985 1981 1985 2003 2003 2004 1996 1988 2003 2000 1999 1992 2001 1992 2002 1996 1986 2001

* - denotes converted time for the 2002 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships. The course was believed to be short and each runner’s time was converted to a 10k time.

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This is The Citadel The Military College of South Carolina

The Citadel is a state-supported comprehensive military college with the mission of educating principled leaders through its Corps of Cadets. Males and females are admitted to the undergraduate residential Corps of Cadets. In addition to the day program, undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) in the evening.

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The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education recognizes The Citadel as the only specialized four-year college in the state. The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a co-educational military college with a rich and storied history. Located in Charleston, S.C., the institution offers a classic military education for young men and women who seek a college experience that is intense, meaningful and academically strong. Graduates of The Citadel say that the disciplined lifestyle and friendships they forged here have a profoundly positive effect on their lives. With an enrollment of more than 1,900, the Corps of Cadets is the nation’s largest military college program outside the service academies. All cadets are educated within a classic military system and about 40 percent of the graduating seniors earn military commissions. The remaining graduates attend graduate school or enter the job market. The Citadel Graduate College, which is noted for The Citadel excellence in a civilian environment, serves about 1,700 residents of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Academic programs at the college are complimented by a strong commitment to service and emphatic support of an honor code that calls upon a cadet not to lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. Since its founding in 1842, The Citadel’s emphasis on character, as well as intellect, has produced generations of graduates who have served their nation, their professions and their communities with distinction. Corps of Cadets ... All undergraduate students at The Citadel are members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, which numbers approximately 1,900 and represent nearly every state, as well as more than 20 countries. While roughly 40 percent of the graduates each year go into the armed services, all cadets participate in an ROTC program. On most days, cadets have physical fitness training and military instruction in addition to their regular college classes. Weekdays end with a formation and required evening study period. Because The Citadel emphasizes corps unity, cadets cannot be married and all must live on campus in the barracks with their assigned company. Despite the challenges, cadets value their first year for the lessons in teamwork, self-discipline and time management.The disciplined lifestyle that begins in the knob year binds cadets into a lifelong, close-knit camaraderie that is one of the strongest forces in their lives after graduation. Academic Programs... Because of the strength of the academic program,The Citadel has repeatedly been rated as a top regional institution in the annual rankings issued by U.S. News and World Report.The quality of the education at The Citadel combined with the availability of financial aid, the credentials of the faculty and the graduation rate earned the institution the citation of Best College Value in the South in 2007. With more than 80 percent of its students returning each year, The Citadel enjoys one of the best retention records in the country. The Citadel’s 14 aca-

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This is The Citadel Valuing Honor, Integrity, Loyalty and Patriotism

demic departments offer five bachelor’s degrees in 17 areas, six master’s degrees in 17 areas and specialist degrees in two areas. Cadet-Student-Athletes... The Citadel leads South Carolina with the highest four-year Graduation Rate at 62.4 percent, while the national average is only 30 precent.

The Citadel ranks No. 3 nationally among public colleges and universities in the Carnegie classification in the percentage of students who graduate in four years. That category includes colleges with master’s level programs. The Princeton Review for 2006 named The Citadel School of Business one of the nation’s 237 best business programs. Among South Carolina’s public colleges and universities, The Citadel has the highest four-year graduation rate for athletes. More than 90 percent of cadet-student-athletes who have exhausted their four years of eligibility earn a diploma. The Princeton Review for 2006 placed The Citadel in its top tier of academic institutions according to an academic ranking that measures how hard students work and how much they get back for their efforts.The ranking considered such factors as hours students study outside of class, quality of the student body, class size, student assessment of professors and other resources. The Citadel Graduate College... The Citadel’s evening college serves the Lowcountry by offering nationally accredited bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees scheduled around the student’s profession, family and lifestyle. It is the well-known Citadel academic excellence in a civilian environment. The CGC offers 20 graduate programs with concentrations in education, psychology, computer science and business. The Master of Business Administration program is the only nationally accredited MBA program in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The CGC also offers three undergraduate evening programs in business and engineering. The Citadel is the only college in South Carolina that offers undergraduate civil and electrical engineering degrees in the evening.

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Cadets receive gold stars for earning a 3.7 GPA or higher. The stars are worn on both sides of the colar of their dress uniforms and above the left pocket of their summer leave uniforms.

Alumni... Generations of Citadel graduates have served their nation, their state and their community with distinction. The Citadel graduates men and women with alert minds and sound bodies, who value honor, integrity, loyalty and patriotism, and who accept the responsibilities that accompany leadership. The Citadel remains a stronghold of duty, self-discipline and high ideals in a changing American society.

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Band of Gold

The Citadel Ring: Symbolizing Unity Between Graduates

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Traditionally received during Parents’ Weekend by first class cadets, The Citadel ring symbolizes honor and the unity between The Citadel graduates. Worn proudly by alumni of all ages, cadets look forward to the day that they will be able to wear this band of gold with pride.

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The ring has symbolized outstanding accomplishments both by the Corps of Cadets and South Carolina. Perhaps the most popular feature of the ring is the “Star of the West”, which commemorates the firing on a Union supply steamer by a detachment of Citadel cadets in January, 1861. This action was the powder keg which set off the War Between the States. Every aspect of the ring is symbolic of the history and tradition of the Corps of Cadets from the Mexican War through both World Wars, to the present day. The Citadel is a military college and the leadership, courage and integrity found in good officers is embodied by the sword, found on the left shank of the ring. Crossing the sword is the rifle, the symbol of the infantry. Of equal importance in this world of political aggrandizement and perpetual military conflict are the concepts of freedom acquired and maintained only through a willingness to fight for it, represented by the rifle surmounted by the oak leaves of toughness and victory blessed by peace, represented by the laurel wreath. On the right shank of the ring are found the United States and South Carolina flags, which depict the unity of the state and federal government. The cannon balls at the bottom of this shank indicate the continuing link between the Old Citadel on Marion Square and the Greater Citadel. When the college moved to its present location, the Civil War cannon balls piled before the Old Citadel were left behind. The oval crest has a reproduction of the Palmetto tree in its background. Aside from representing the state tree of South Carolina, the Palmetto symbolizes a cadet-trained regiment of infantry that fought in the Mexican War and it represents a fort, built of Palmetto logs, that repelled a large British invasion fleet during the Revolutionary War. The two oval shields at the base of the tree are replicas of the state seals.


Why The Citadel “What you tolerate, you define.”

“Without question, The Citadel experience opened a world of opportunity for me. I can think of no better preparation for the things I have done or hope to do.” Dr. Harvey W. Schiller, ‘60 Former Executive Director, U.S. Olympic Committee “...I read this friendly advice in the book: ‘When you receive an order, carry it out to the best of your ability. Never argue or offer suggestions which you think might be better. This is not in your best interest.’ Well, it seems to me that The Citadel has a few things to teach the Cabinet and the Executive Branch, too! In fact, maybe we should just put the whole federal government through cadet training!” The Honorable Ronald Reagan 40th President of the United States “What you tolerate, you define. And that is what makes this institution so unique. Regardless of class or cadet rank, The Citadel graduate more than anything else carries the reputation for integrity that is unsurpassed by any institution in his nation.” The Honorable Steve Buyer, ‘80 U.S. Congressman “At the center of The Citadel education, that rock that anchors it’s soul, is the honor system. I found the honor system simple and profound; majestic and life-changing: A cadet does not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who do.” Pat Conroy, ‘67 Award-winning author

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“The Citadel is a place of pride and tradition. A place where the standards are high, the discipline is strong and leaders are born. The men and women of this institution represent a sense of honor and accomplishment. And I am proud to be with you today.”... “in all that is to come, I know the graduates of The Citadel will bring credit to America, to the military and to this great institution. In the words of your school song, you will go where you’ve always gone... ‘in the paths our fathers showed us. Peace and Honor, God and Counrty -- we will fight for thee.’” The Honorable George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States

“Citadel graduates have become successfull leaders in both the public and the private sectors, as well as having been involved in every American military conflict since the Mexican war. Thanks to its effective teaching tecniques, The Citadel has earned an enviable reputation as one of the best public colleges in the United States, and there is not a better military school anywhere in this nation than The Citadel.” Robert “Bob” Dole U.S. Senator

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Honor

“A Cadet does not Lie, Cheat, or Steal, nor Tolerate those who do.”

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The Honor Code is fairly simple. This code, while simple, offers the key to living and maintaining an honorable life. Cadets are trained that there is never a situation in which they should participate in, or tolerate, dishonorable activities. These core values of honor and integrity are exactly the values which allow Citadel cadets and alumni to improve their organizations and their communities.

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Honor is the most cherished principle at The Citadel. In today’s post-corporate-scandal society, honor, integrity and ethics are in high demand. The Citadel strives to achieve excellence in the education of principled leaders, also known as the “whole person” concept. The Honor Code encompasses all aspects of cadet life, from academic integrity to personal integrity. It has evolved from an unwritten tradition known as the “code of the gentleman” to a formalized code in September of 1955, when the Corps of Cadets unanimously voted to establish The Honor Code.The development of a cadet into a principled leader is a four-tiered process that includes knowing, adhering, believing, and leading. Its culmination is seen in the cadets who internalize the Code and the alumni who continually apply it throughout their lives. Cadet Prayer Almighty God, the source of light and strength, we implore Thy blessing on this our beloved institution, that it may continue true to its high purposes. Guide and strengthen those upon whom rests the authority of government; enlighten with wisdom those who teach and those who learn; and grant to all of us that through sound learning and firm leadership, we may prove ourselves worthy citizens of our country, devoted to truth, given to unselfish service, loyal to every obligation of life and above all to Thee. Preserve us faithful to the ideals of The Citadel, sincere in fellowship, unswerving in duty, finding joy in purity and confidence through a steadfast faith. Grant to each one of us, in his/her own life, a humble heart, a steadfast purpose, and a joyful hope, with a readiness to endure hardship and suffer if need be, that truth may prevail among us and that Thy will may be done on earth. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.


Leadership

Conquering Challenges Through Patience, Persistence, Discipline, Determination, Teamwork and Hardwork Cadet Creed I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of The Citadel and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically tough, and morally straight, and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be.

And under no circumstances will I ever bring discredit to The Citadel and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Graduates of The Citadel succeed because they know what it takes to meet a challenge in any field: patience and persistence, discipline and determination, teamwork and hardwork. The Citadel emphasizes athletic competition as a way to build leaders, learn teamwork and prepare for life’s challenges. Physical fitness represents a vital component of every Cadet’s experience. All Cadets take physical education courses and participate in one or more of our 28 intramural sports, 15 intercollegiate club sports or 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Graduates of The Citadel benefit from an invaluable lifelong association with other alumni. Talk to any graduate of The Citadel, and you will sense firsthand the powerful force of the strong alumni network. Sir, Yes, Sir • Sir, No, Sir Sir, No Excuse, Sir “...three permissible knob answers:‘Sir, yes, sir’ and ‘Sir, no, sir’ and—I liked this third one best of all—’Sir, no excuse, sir.’ By golly, I think, we ought to send the entire U.S. Congress down here to learn answer number three.” The Honorable Ronald Reagan 40th President of the United States May 15, 1993

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Gallantly will I show the world that I am a well-trained cadet. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress, and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.

Whatever their major, all cadets will graduate with a “dual degree” in leadership. They learn about attention to detail, respect, time management, and discipline. “Leadership is about integrity, trust and people. The Citadel, with its mission to prepare graduates to be pricipled leaders, is all about integrity, trust and people. There is no question in my mind that, had I not attended The Citadel to learn these values, I would not have come close to achieving what success I have been fortunate enough to achieve.” L. William Krause, ‘63 Retired Chairman of 3COM Corporation

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Campus Enter the Gates

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The Citadel sits on a 300-acre tract of land on the Ashley River. There are 28 buildings grouped around a large (10-acre) grass parade ground. The buildings around the parade ground include 10 classroom buildings, an administrative building, four barracks, a student activities building, infirmary, chapel, a field house and library. Just off the main campus are the football stadium, baseball stadium and alumni center.

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Points of Pride The Citadel earns national recognition for both academics and athletics.

The Citadel Athletes Maintain Academic Excellence... The Citadel graduation rate for all cadet-student-athletes who complete four years of eligibility ranges from 93 percent to 96 percent. The Citadel’s cadet-student-athletes consistently rank among the upper echelon of the Southern Conference.

Fulbright Scholars... Six cadets have received Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad since 2001. That is a larger number than any other college or university in South Carolina during this period. Diversified Student Population... The Citadel has over 1,900 cadets from 46 states and 22 foreign countries. Family For Life... Becoming a part of The Citadel Cross Country program means joining the Bulldog family for life. The Citadel Cross Country family is full of successful alumni in every walk of life that are proud of supporting our athletes throughout their career at The Citadel and beyond. Individual Development... The coaching staff works with every player on an individual basis to develop and improve his athletic skills. Each cadet-student-athlete enjoys an academic support system, which is designed to encourage responsibility and enthusiasm for learning. It is a system that emphasizes The Citadel’s commitment to education, graduation and community involvement. The Perfect Balance: Academics & Athletics... The Citadel is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and offers more than 21 major programs of study. The Citadel is an institution committed to rich academics and intellectual diversity, while also a member of the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. Leads State in Graduating Athletes... Among South Carolina’s public colleges and universities, The Citadel has the highest four-year graduation rate for athletes.

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The Citadel Earns U.S.News Rankings... The U.S. News and World Report rankings for 2007 recognize The Citadel in several different categories: the college ranks No. 2 for top public universities in the South offering up to a master’s degree; for the eighth straight year in the top three. The Citadel School of Engineering has ranked among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation, earning this year’s No. 32 ranking; The Citadel ranked No. 7 for best master’s universities in the South.

The Citadel Earns No. 1 Ranking... The Citadel ranks No. 1 nationally in its peer group of public colleges in the percentage of students who graduate in four years. The Citadel’s top ranking comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s comparison of all public colleges whose entering students have average SAT scores between 1000 and 1200. The Citadel’s fouryear graduation rate is 59.7 percent. The national average four-year graduation rate is 29 percent. Leader in Female Athletics... The Citadel is a national leader in the percentage of female students who are athletes. More than 50 percent of its female cadets compete on seven varsity teams, an outstanding achievement given the fact that female athletics started in 1997.

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Remembering Will Wilson ‘07 “... a great guy, shy and unassuming.” ~ Head Coach Jody Huddleston A standout distance runner for four years at The Citadel, Will Wilson was tragically killed in a hit and run accident in Columbia this year.

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This page is in memory of our teammate, Will. “Your quiet, kind spirit is something we can all afford to learn from. Thank you for the memories. You will be missed but not forgotten.” ~ Jonathan Vallejo ‘08 “Will, I will always remember the long runs, tough practices, wild ultimate games, lazy days on the water, and good times. Words can’t express how much I will miss you, and a better friend can’t be found. I’ll see you again someday. ‘To the bridge!’ ” ~ Steven Craig ‘08

“Willy Will I love you. Don’t put too many miles in without us. I’ll be seeing you.” ~ Matt Haight ‘08 “I will never forget you and the good times we had. See ya on the mountain.” ~ Brendan Kight ‘10

“I love you Will! You were such a special person to me and I’ll never forget you. I’ll never forget the memories we shared and all the great times we had. We’re all going to miss you terribly, but you’ll forever be in our hearts. Watch over us Will, we’ll see you again some day. “At The Citadel, a runner isn’t judged so much by how fast his time With all my heart,” was, but how ‘tough’ he ran. To this day, I’ve yet to meet anyone as ~ Sarah Strickland ‘09 tough as Will Wilson and that example is the standard by which I “Will Wilson, this shy and quiet strive to live my life.” young man, was one of the hardest ~ Matt Holmes ‘07 workers I have ever coached. It is every coach’s dream to coach someone like Will and it was my good fortune to have gotten to know him. I will truly miss him as will all of his teammates. I am blessed to have known William Wilson.” ~ Jody Huddleston “William, I know I will always be able to feel your spirit running with me.” ~ Charles Kutz ‘07 “I know you are in a better place now even though you will be truly missed. Thanks for always smiling and bringing joy into our hearts.” ~ Lauren Fleming ‘10

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2008 Schedule Date Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 18 Nov. 1 Nov. 15

Meet Location Eye Opener James Island, S.C. Salty Seadog Invite Annapolis, Md. The Citadel Invite James Island, S.C. FLrunners.com Invite Titusville, Fla. Winthrop Classic Rock Hill, S.C. SoCon Championships Spartanburg, S.C. NCAA Regionals Winston-Salem, N.C.

Home meets denoted in Navy Bold. All dates are subject to change.


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