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Credits/Table of Contents

CREDITS The 2012 Charleston Southern Volleyball Media Guide is published by the CSU Sports Information Office.

Written, compiled and edited by: Seth Montgomery

Photography by: Patrick Black Seth Montgomery Maggie Murphy Various Contributors

TABLE OF CONTENTS Credits/Table of Contents 1 General and Media Information 2-3 2012 Roster 5 The Coaches 6-7 2012 Player Profiles 8-15 2012 Season Preview 17-18 2011 Season Statistics 19

About the Cover: Featured on this year’s cover are 2012 seniors Wynter Davis and Michaela Luna

Cover Design: Seth Montgomery using Adobe Photoshop CS5.5

Volleyball Record Book 20-22 The Big South Conference

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Charleston Southern Information

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General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION School:.............................................................. Charleston Southern City:.......................................................................... Charleston, S.C. Founded:................................................................................... 1964 Enrollment:............................................................................... 3,298 Nickname:....................................................................... Buccaneers Colors:...................................... Blue (PMS 295) and Gold (PMS 873) Facility:........................................................ Buccaneers Field House Capacity:................................................................................... 1,000 Affiliation:..................................................................NCAA Division I Conference:........................................................................ Big South President:......................................................... Dr. Jairy C. Hunter, Jr. V.P. for Student Affairs and Athletics:........................ Dr. Rick Brewer Athletic Director:..............................................................Hank Small Associate A.D. (External Affairs):................... Cathryn Broderhausen Assistant A.D. (Media):..................................................... Zeke Beam Assistant A.D. (Internal Affairs):...................................James Bradley Assistant A.D. (Compliance):....................................Mike Hammond Senior Womens’ Administrator:................... Christie Faircloth-Dixon Strength and Conditioning Coach:.................................... Chad Scott Athletic Department Phone:....................................... 843-863-7678 Athletic Department Fax:............................................ 843-863-7695 Ticket Office Phone:..................................................... 843-863-7670

COACHING STAFF Head Coach:........................................................................Al Givens Alma Mater (Year): .......................................................Bryan (1975) Record at CSU (Seasons): ............................................ 0-0, (1st year) Overall Record (Seasons):.................................... 392-499 (28 years) Email: ................................................................ agivens@csuniv.edu Assistant Coach:.............................................................Kim Lissinna Alma Mater (Year):............................................. Weber State (2011) Student-Assistant: ......................................................... Carley Reiter

2012 CSU VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION

First Year of Volleyball:.............................................................. 1979 All-Time Record:................................................................... 503-628 NCAA Tournament Appearances:..............................................None Highest Win Percentage (Year):.............................. 26-8, .764 (1986) Most Wins (Year):......................................................... 34-20, (1981)

2011 Record:.............................................................................. 5-25 Big South Finish:.............................................................. 1-13 (10th) Starters Returning/Lost:............................................................... 6/1 Letterman Returning/Lost:......................................................... 13/2 Newcomers:.................................................................................... 5

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GENERAL ADMISSION Tickets................................ Free General admission tickets for home volleyball matches are free of charge to all parties.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN FACULTY, STAFF & STUDENTS Charleston Southern faculty, staff and students receive complimentary general admission to all CSU athletic events for themselves and their dependents by presenting a valid college ID card. All guests must enter with the ID card holder to receive complimentary admission. Please note that these are general admissions tickets and do not include exclusive benefits such as reserved seating or hospitality room privileges.

PUBLIC PARKING Public parking is available in the lot adjacent to Buccaneer Field. Parking lots are open to the public prior to the starting time for all home games.

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Media Information Credentials All requests for working media credentials and photo passes for Charleston Southern volleyball matches should be directed to the Sports Information office. Passes will be available for pickup at the ticket entrance or in advance at the Sports Information office. Interviews All requests for interviews with Charleston Southern student-athletes should be made through the Sports Information office by calling (843) 863-7853. Charleston Southern student-athletes are routinely available for interviews after practice sessions. Postgame interviews will be conducted only upon request. All requests should be made to the Sports Information staff before or at the conclusion of the contest to make arrangements. Media Services The working media area inside the Buccaneer Field House is at the media table, or inside the Sports Information Office. Programs, statistics, box scores and play-by-play narratives will be supplied. For further arrangements, call (843) 863-7853 or email smontgomery@csuniv.edu Photography Area Photographers with passes may shoot from either endline behind the sidelines. Courtside flashes are not permitted. Driving Directions Charleston Southern’s home volleyball matches and practices are at the Buccaneer Field House on the campus of Charleston Southern University. The physical address of the college is 9200 University Blvd, Charleston, SC 29406 From Columbia, S.C.: Take I-26 East. Exit 205B toward Goose Creek onto US 78. CSU will be on your left. Take Second Entrance into school for sporting events. From Charleston International Airport: Start out going East on International Blvd. toward Air Cargo LN. Merge onto I-526 E. Merge onto I-26 toward Columbia. Merge onto US-78 via Exit 205B toward US-52. CSU will be on your Left. Take Second Entrance into school for sporting events.

CSU SPORTS INFORMATION

Assistant A.D. (Media):............................................... Zeke Beam Office Phone:....................................................... (843) 863-7687 E-mail:.......................................................... zbeam@csuniv.edu Assistant SID/Volleyball Contact: ................... Seth Montgomery Office Phone:....................................................... (843) 863-7853 E-mail:...............................................smontgomery@csuniv.edu SID Intern/Video:..................................................... Chris Triplett SID Intern/Radio:.................................................... Aaron Vargas Sports Information Fax:....................................... (843) 863-7676 Website:...................................................... www.csusports.com Sports Information Overnight Mailing Address: 9200 University Blvd. Charleston, SC 29406

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2012 CSU Volleyball Roster

2012 Charleston Southern Volleyball Team

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Name Kirsten Struksnes Kayla Klinger Siraya Windsor Sydney Tracy Catie Hurt Ashley Higginbothem Laura Grace Swindler Wynter Davis Maggie Murphy Katrina Houston Cassidy Greer Michaela Luna Meredith Parrott Erin LaVenice Ashley Johnston

Pos. Ht. So. S Jr. OH Fr. OH So. OH Fr. RS So. Libero Jr. S Sr. MB Jr. Libero Fr. OH Fr. S Sr. Libero Fr. MB Jr. MB R-Jr. OH

Cl. 5-9 5-9 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-5 5-6 5-9 5-6 5-8 5-10 5-7 6-0 6-0 5-9

Hometown/Previous School Calgary, AB/Queen Elizabeth HS Cary, Ill./Cary Grove HS Lexington, S.C./White Knoll HS Simpsonville, S.C./Woodmont HS Mt. Pleasant, S.C./Wando HS Middletown, Md./Middletown HS Lexington, S.C./Lexington HS Omaha, Neb./Indian Hills CC Marion, Iowa/Marion HS Stafford, Va./North Stafford HS Semmes, Ala./Mary G. Montgomery HS Denver, Colo./Denver Waldorf HS Mobile, Ala./Cottage Hill Christian Acad. Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite HS St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North HS

Head Coach: Al Givens (Bryan, ‘75) Assistant Coach: Kim Lissinna (Weber State, ‘11) Student-Assistant: Carley Reiter

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2012 CSU Volleyball Coaching Staff

Al Givens Head Volleyball Coach

William Jennings Bryan, 1975 * 1st year at CSU (35th year coaching)

Givens comes to CSU after turning around the program at Texas A&M International. Last season at TAMIU, Givens was named the 2012 Heartland Conference’s Coach of the Year after leading the DustDevils to a 14-18 record and their first bid in the Heartland Conference Tournament in five years. Heading into Givens’ first season at TAMIU, the DustDevils won one match in 2010 (1-25) and had not qualified for their league tournament in four seasons.

Givens boasts an impressive resume as he takes over the reins of the Lady Bucs’ volleyball program, bringing 34 years of coaching experience over all levels. At the Division I level, Givens spent time at Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Weber State, where he combined for 378 career wins. He has 392 wins at the university level and will be looking for 400th career win in the 2012 season. He replaces longtime CSU head coach Danyel Bellush, who spent 15 seasons as Lady Bucs’ head coach before stepping down following the 2011 season. Givens started his coaching career in Yuma, Arizona, in 1977 where he was head coach at Kofa High School. After four years at Kofa, he made the jump to college volleyball taking the head coach job at Arizona Western College. In 1984, he made the leap into Division I, taking an assistant coach position at the University of Mississippi. The following season he was promoted to head coach and spent one year as the Rebels’ head coach before accepting the same role at Texas A&M University in College Station in 1986. During his two years at Ole Miss, the Rebels went 50-28, and Givens had a 29-15 record as the head coach. During his time with the Aggies, Givens picked up numerous Top 25 wins and one Top 10 win over No. 7 Texas in 1991, finishing his career with the Aggies with an overall 123-122 record. After seven years with the Aggies, he accepted the head coaching job at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He had several Top 25 wins and one Top 10 win over No. 10 Utah in 2002. He was named Big Sky Coach of the Year in 2006 and finished his 18-season career at Weber State as the longest tenured volleyball coach in the history of the Big Sky Conference.

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During his tenure as a head coach, (28 years at DI & II) Givens has coached 154 academic all-conference selections, 64 allconference players, 10 all tournament team selections, four all South Region players, 4 Newcomers of the Year, two Freshman of the Year, one NCAA Woman of the Year and one NCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year, several Regional and National Academic All-Americans.

Givens received his bachelor’s degree in 1975 from William Jennings Bryan College, where he also played varsity soccer and baseball. He received his master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in 1983.

He is married to Flossie McNally, a former volleyball coach who he met while coaching at rival schools in Arizona. He and his wife have three children, two daughters, Stephanie and Cori, and a son, Matthew.

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2012 CSU Volleyball Coaching Staff

Kim Lissinna Assistant Volleyball Coach

Weber State, 2001 * 1st year at CSU (2nd year coaching)

Lissinna comes to CSU after a one year stint at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota, where she served as an Assistant Coach. She served as the lead recruiter for Canadian athletes and was also responsible for the equipment for the players and practices. She also served as the main statistician for the Beavers’ volleyball team.

Prior to Minot State, she served as an individual volleyball instructor from 2008-2009, working on position specific skills.

Lissinna has extensive club volleyball coaching experience, serving as the Head Coach for the Under 16 Club Xtreme Volleyball team in 2008, as well as the Under 14 Pipestone Crocs Club Volleyball team from 2004-2007. While with the Crocs, the team won a provincial bronze medal.

She also served as the junior high girls’ volleyball head coach at Kelvington High School from 2004-2007. She was the youngest coach in the town’s history to take the position when she started. Lissinna started coaching after a decorated career as a setter at Weber State University, where she started as a true freshman under Coach Givens in 2007. She was a four year starter at Weber State and served as the captain of the team in 2010. Career highlights include Big Sky All-Conference Academic Awards in 2007 and 2010, as well as being named to the President’s List in 2011 and 2012 at Minot State. She graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, in May 2011 with a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in Athletic Therapy. Lissinna is married to Paul Carpenter and is the daughter of Jim and Shelly Lissinna. She also has two older brothers, Rob and Brad.

Carley Reiter Student-Assistant

Reiter joined the CSU Volleyball Coaching staff in the fall of 2012 after a two year career as a member of the Buccaneers volleyball team. 2011: Played in six matches and saw action in seven sets as a sophomore…Registered her first career dig on Sept. 17 vs. Western Carolina. 2010: Competed in three sets as a freshman… saw action against UTEP Aug. 28 and Oct. 12 vs. Savannah State… registered first career kill Oct. 12 vs. Savannah State. High School: Reiter was a four year varsity member of Wade Hampton High School under Coach Grant Hunter... An All-Region selection during senior season, serving as captain in 2009...Played for Club South over the past two years and under Coach Regina Schantz in 2010...Was an honor roll member all four years in high school, as well as National Honor Society for two years...Named Student of the Year in both Sports Medicine and Spanish... also participated in softball, basketball and swimming while in high school.

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2012 CSU Volleyball Player Profiles

Wynter Davis

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5-9 • Senior • Middle Blocker Omaha, Neb. (Indians Hills C.C.)

2011: Played in all 30 matches, making 30 starts and was the only player on the CSU roster to see action in all 108 sets on the season…Finished second on the team with 203 kills, averaging 1.88 kills per set on the season…Added eight set assists and two service aces…Added 27 digs…Led the team with 92 total blocks, with 13 solo blocks and 79 block assists…Recorded four matches with double-digit kills, including a season high 15 on Oct. 1 against Campbell…Recorded a season high seven blocks four times on the season (Aug. 27 vs. Furman, Sept. 3 vs. North Florida, Oct. 25 at S.C. State and Oct. 28 vs. Presbyterian). Junior College: Completed a standout career at Indian Hills Community College from 2009 through 2010. She was a starter both seasons, and led the team with 384 kills and 118 total blocks in 2010. During the 2010 season, she ranked ninth in NJCAA Division I in kills and 18th in blocks. Davis was named ICCAC Player of the Week Nov. 3, and earned mention on the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. She competed for two years at Indian Hills under the guidance of Terry Carlson. Her team went 17-20 in the 2010 season, including a 1-2 record in the District tournament. Personal: She is the daughter of Cheryl Davis and Rodney Gray.

Individual Career History

Wynte r Davis Care e r Statistics DAVIS, Wynter

Season

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2011 TOTAL

108-30 108-30

202 202

1.87 1.87

97 97

466 466

.225 .225

5 5

0.05 0.05

2 2

0.02 0.02

3 3

28 28

0.26 0.26

1 1

11 11

81 81

92 92

0.85 0.85

6 6

2 2

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2012 CSU Volleyball Player Profiles

Michaela Luna

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5-6 • Senior • Libero Denver, Colo. (Denver-Waldorf HS)

2011: Appeared in 21 matches, seeing action in 55 sets as a junior…Recorded two starts on the season on Aug. 26 vs. Wisconsin and Nov. 11 at Campbell…Finished the season with seven kills, six set assists and seven service aces…Finished seventh on the team with 66 digs…Recorded one block…Recorded a career high four kills on Oct. 29 against Winthrop…Recorded two doubledigit digs matches on the season, including tying a career high with 15 digs on Sept. 17 vs. Gardner-Webb. 2010: Appeared in 31 sets over 10 matches, starting three times as a sophomore… missed middle portion of the season due to combination of illness and inury… started season opener at setter, Aug. 27 vs. Elon, registering career-high 13 assists and posting a season-high seven digs and two kills… posted 53 assists, 36 digs, six kills, two aces and one block… earned start in back row for two Big South Tournament matches, recording seven digs and one ace Nov. 18 vs. Asheville and adding six digs, an ace and a kill No. 19 in the semifinal vs. High Point… dished out nine assists at Chattanooga Sept. 11 and at Liberty Oct. 2. 2009: Played in 76 sets while appearing in 30 matches during her freshman campaign… served as a back-up setter and back row player en route to 31 assists and 103 digs... 0.41 assists per game was second on the team… also tallied 11 service aces and was fifth on the team with 0.14 aces per set… recorded a career high 15 digs in a 3-1 win vs. Coastal Carolina on October 27… also had a season best nine assists vs. Savannah State on September 1. Personal: Daughter of Elizabeth and Sid Luna.

Individual Career History

Michae la Luna Care e r Statistics LUNA, Michaela

Season

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2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

76-30 31-10 53-21 160-61

5 6 7 18

0.07 0.19 0.13 0.11

3 1 4 8

22 12 33 67

.091 .417 .091 .149

31 53 5 89

0.41 1.71 0.09 0.56

11 2 7 20

0.14 0.06 0.13 0.12

22 9 8 39

103 36 65 204

1.36 1.16 1.23 1.27

13 1 8 22

0 0 0 0

2 1 1 4

2 1 1 4

0.03 0.03 0.02 0.03

0 0 0 0

2 3 0 5

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2012 CSU Volleyball Player Profiles

Ashley Johnston

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5-9 • R.-Junior • Outside Hitter St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles North HS)

2011: Played in 23 matches, starting 14 times, while seeing action in 55 sets as a junior…Finished sixth on the team with 71 kills on the season, averaging 1.29 kills per set…Added seven set assists and three service aces…Was fifth on the team with 134 digs on the year…Finished sixth on the team with 26 total blocks on the year…Recorded a career high 14 kills on Sept. 10 vs. East Carolina…Recorded three matches with double-digit digs, including a career high 20 digs on Sept. 10 vs. East Carolina…Recorded a career high five blocks on Sept. 13 at The Citadel.

2010: Appeared in a total of four sets as a sophomore, collecting six kills and three digs… missed majority of season due to combination of illness and injury… posted a .267 hitting percentage… registered season-high five kills Aug. 28 vs. Delaware State, and totaled three digs against South Alabama Sept. 18. 2009: Played in 29 sets and appeared in 18 matches in her first year as a Buccaneer… managed 21 kills and 46 digs in limited playing time… led the team in service aces per set with 0.38, after sending down 11 on the season… had a career high six kills to go along with seven digs at. South Carolina State on September 19… had a career best 10 digs in the final game of the regular season, vs. Liberty on November 20. Individual Career History Personal: Daughter of Gregg and Molly Johnston.

JOHNSTON, Ashley

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2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

29-18 4-4 55-23 88-45

21 6 71 98

0.72 1.50 1.29 1.11

10 2 61 73

63 15 317 395

.175 .267 .032 .063

4 0 7 11

0.14 0.00 0.13 0.12

11 0 3 14

0.38 0.00 0.05 0.16

10 1 13 24

46 3 134 183

1.59 0.75 2.44 2.08

11 1 23 35

0 0 3 3

4 0 23 27

4 0 26 30

0.14 0.00 0.47 0.34

1 0 1 2

0 0 2 2

Kayla

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Klinger

5-9 • Junior • Outside Hitter Cary, Ill. (Cary Grove HS)

2011: Played in all 30 matches and 103 sets on the season, recording 29 starts as a sophomore for CSU…Was one of four players to see action in all 30 matches on the year…Led the team with 219 kills and 23 service aces…Finished third on the team with 184 digs on the year…Finished the season with 27 total blocks...Recorded 10 double-digit kill matches on the season, including a career high 15 kills on Sept. 3 at Wake Forest…Had three double-digit digs games…Recorded two double-doubles on the season (Oct. 1 vs. Campbell, 10 kills-12 digs, Sept. 3 vs. North Florida, 12 kills-12 digs)… Posted a career high with six service aces on Oct. 1 vs. Campbell...Contributed a career high six total blocks on Sept. 13 at the Citadel. 2010: Started in 28 matches while appearing in all 33 of the team’s contests as a freshman… saw action in 117 sets, and is one of five Buccaneers to play in all 33 matches… placed second on the team with 24 service aces, and ranked third with 213 kills and 236 digs… recorded three double-doubles, all in conference play… spiked 11 kills at a .409 pace in Big South Quarterfinal win, becoming first CSU freshman in over a decade to register double-digits in kills in first BSC tournament match… added 10 kills in Big South Semifinal… posted double-figure kills totals seven times, including in four out of last five matches of season… had back-to-back double-doubles, with a 10-kill, 13-dig performance at UNC Asheville and a 14-kill, 13 dig outing vs. Gardner-Webb…set career high of 14 kills Oct. 23 at Radford and tied in Nov. 12 vs. Gardner-Webb…had 11 10+-dig games, including career-high 14 Sept. 11 vs. Chattanooga… also served up career-best four aces against Chattanooga… posted 34 total blocks, contributing three blocksIndividual three times. Career History Personal: Daughter of Brian and Sylvia Klinger.

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2010 2011 TOTAL

117-33 103-30 220-63

213 218 431

1.82 2.12 1.96

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129 745 151 860 280 1605

.113 .078 .094

20 23 43

0.17 0.22 0.20

24 24 48

0.21 0.23 0.22

52 55 107

236 183 419

2.02 1.78 1.90

32 34 66

1 2 3

33 24 57

34 26 60

0.29 0.25 0.27

5 2 7

1 2 3

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2012 CSU Volleyball Player Profiles

Laura Grace Swindler

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5-6 • Junior • Setter Lexington, S.C. (Lexington HS)

2011: Took the floor in 10 matches, playing in 18 sets as a sophomore for CSU…Finished third on the team with 53 set assists…Recorded four kills on the season…Finished the season with 17 digs…Recorded her best match of the season on Nov. 5 against Coastal Carolina with four kills, 22 set assists and five digs…Recorded three matches with double-digit set assists. 2010: Competed in 34 sets over 10 matches played as a freshman… served as backup setter, finishing second on team with 83 assists… also added 31 digs, two aces and two kills… recorded 15 assists and 11 digs over two-match span against North Florida and Chattanooga Sept. 11… registered double-digit assists in four matches, including three straight conference matches… dished out 12 assists and a season-high eight digs Sept. 18 vs. South Alabama, also adding an ace… posted season-high 15 assists Sept. 24 vs. Radford, and followed with 12 assists against High Point and 13 helpers vs. Winthrop. Personal: Daughter of John and Jennie Swindler.

Individual Career History SWINDLER, Laura

Season

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2010 2011 TOTAL

34-10 18-10 52-20

2 4 6

0.06 0.22 0.12

2 2 4

11 11 22

.000 .182 .091

83 55 138

2.44 3.06 2.65

2 0 2

0.06 0.00 0.04

5 5 10

31 17 48

0.91 0.94 0.92

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0.00 0.00 0.00

0 1 1

2 1 3

Maggie Murphy

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5-6 • Junior • Libero Marion, Iowa (Marion HS)

2011: Saw action in 20 matches, playing in 43 sets as a sophomore for CSU…Recorded one set assist…Recorded seven service aces…Finished the season with 37 digs…Recorded three matches with at least five digs, including a season high seven digs on Oct. 21 against Gardner-Webb. 2010: Competed in 84 sets as a freshman, making two starts in the back row…Served as backup libero and collected 75 digs, eight service aces, five assists and one kill… recorded career-high 10 digs while making first start Sept. 18 at Georgia Southern…Posted six or more digs on six occasions, including back-to-back six dig matches on Sept. 11 in Jacksonville…Effective at the service line, Murphy served up a season-high three aces against Liberty Oct. 29… recorded one kill, along with seven digs and one assist Sept. 11 vs. South Alabama. Personal: Daughter of Mike and Peggy Murphy.

Individual Career History MURPHY, Maggie Season

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2010 2011 TOTAL

84-27 43-20 127-47

1 0 1

0.01 0.00 0.01

0 1 1

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sa

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6 .167 8 -. 1 2 5 14 .000

5 1 6

0.06 0.02 0.05

8 7 15

0.10 0.16 0.12

7 9 16

75 37 112

0.89 0.86 0.88

2 3 5

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0.00 0.00 0.00

0 0 0

0 0 0

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2012 CSU Volleyball Player Profiles

Erin

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LaVenice

6-0 • Junior • Middle Blocker Lancaster, Pa. (Lancaster Mennonite HS)

2011: Played in all 30 matches, recording 29 starts and saw action in 106 sets as a sophomore…Was one of four CSU players to play in all 30 matches…Finished fifth on the team with 153 kills, averaging 1.46 kills per set…Was third on the team with a 16.3 percent hitting percentage…Added 15 set assists…Was second on the team with 82 total blocks on the season, averaging 0.78 blocks per set…Added 43 digs…Recorded three matches with double-digit kills, including a season high 12 kills on Oct. 1 vs. Campbell…Recorded six matches with at least five total blocks, including two matches with seven blocks (Aug. 27 vs. Furman, Sept. 3 vs. North Florida). 2010: Competed in 55 sets, making five starts in 20 matches as a freshman… posted 35 total blocks (two solo, 33 assist), and was second on the team with 0.64 blocks per set… also recorded 18 kills at a .135 clip and added 18 digs on the season… made her collegiate debut during the North Florida Tournament, recording three or more blocks in three matches… posted career-high six block assists Sept. 11 vs. Chattanooga… registered multiple blocks in nine different matches…recorded four total blocks against East Tennessee St. and UNC Asheville… set career high with five kills Nov. 12 vs. Gardner-Webb, hitting .625 on the night… posted an .800 attack percentage (4-0-5) at Winthrop… had at least one block in eachIndividual of last seven Big South appearances. Career History Personal: Daughter of Mike and Deb LaVenice.

LAVENICE, Erin

Season

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2010 2011 TOTAL

55-20 105-30 160-50

18 154 172

0.33 1.47 1.08

11 79 90

52 460 512

.135 .163 .160

1 15 16

0.02 0.14 0.10

0 0 0

0.00 0.00 0.00

0 0 0

18 45 63

0.33 0.43 0.39

0 1 1

2 8 10

33 75 108

35 83 118

0.64 0.79 0.74

4 9 13

0 0 0

Kirsten Struksnes

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5-9 • Sophomore • Setter Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Queen Elizabeth HS)

2011: Saw action in 26 matches and 78 sets, starting three times for CSU as a freshman…Was second on the team with 319 set assists, averaging 4.09 set assists per game…Recorded nine service aces and five kills…Hit 14.6 percent on the season…Finished the season with 114 digs, averaging 1.46 digs per set…Recorded four block assists…Recorded one double-double on the season on Sept. 17 vs. Gardner-Webb with 36 assists and 14 digs.

Personal: Daughter of Dale and Debbie Struksnes.

Individual Career History STRUKSNES, Kirsten Season

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2011 TOTAL

78-26 78-26

5 5

0.06 0.06

1 1

30 30

.133 .133

319 319

4.09 4.09

9 9

0.12 0.12

12 12

114 114

1.46 1.46

3 3

0 0

4 4

4 4

0.05 0.05

2 2

10 10

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Sydney

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Tracy

5-10 • Sophomore • Outside Hitter Simpsonville, S.C. (Woodmont HS)

2011: Saw action in 27 matches and 97 sets, starting 27 times as a freshman at CSU…Finished second on the team with 203 kills, averaging 2.09 kills per set…Was second on the team with a 17.8 percent hitting percentage…Was second on the team with 20 service aces…Finished fourth on the team with 140 digs…Was third on the team with 74 total blocks… Added 17 set assists…Finished the season with 10 matches with double-digit kills, including a career high 13 kills on Sept. 10 at UNC-Wilmington…Finished the season with two double-doubles, with both occurring in her final three contests…Recorded three matches with double-digit digs, including a season high 13 on Oct. 1 against Campbell…Recorded seven matches with at least five total blocks, including a season high eight on Sept. 13 at The Citadel. Personal: Daughter of Sean and Linda Tracy.

Individual Career History TRACY, Sydney Season

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2011 TOTAL

97-27 97-27

203 203

2.09 2.09

94 94

614 614

.178 .178

18 18

0.19 0.19

20 20

0.21 0.21

42 42

142 142

1.46 1.46

11 11

2 2

73 73

75 75

0.77 0.77

6 6

2 2

Ashley Higginbothem 5-6 • Sophomore • Libero Middletown, Md. (Middletown HS)

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2011: Saw action in 106 sets and all 30 matches as a freshman for CSU in 2011…Was one of four players to play in all 30 matches…Was fourth on the team with 41 set assists on the season…Was third on the team with 19 service aces…Led the team with 422 digs on the season, finishing seventh in the Big South with 3.98 digs per set…Finished the season with 24 double-digit dig efforts, including five with 20+ digs…Recorded a season high 24 digs on Sept. 3 at Wake Forest.

Personal: Daughter of Gary and Diane Higginbothem.

Individual Career History HIGGINBOTHEM, Ashley Season

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2 2

0.02 0.02

3 3

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44 44

0.42 0.42

19 19

0.18 0.18

23 23

423 423

3.99 3.99

45 45

0 0

0 0

0 0

0.00 0.00

0 0

1 1

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2012 CSU Volleyball Player Profiles

Siraya Ashley

Windsor Lowde rmilk 5-9 • Freshman • Outside 5-6 • Freshman • Midfielder Hitter Bradenton, Lexington, Fla.S.C. (Edison (White Academics Knoll HS)HS)

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High School: Windsor comes to Charleston Southern by way of Lexington, S.C., where she played at White Knoll High School under Coaches Cindy Espisito and Erica Gambrell...Was an All-Region and All-State player at White Knoll... Was selected the 4A Player of the Year...Received the MVP award for White Knoll volleyball...Finished her senior season with 262 kills, hitting 32.8% from the field...Added 41 service aces and 128 digs...Recorded 32 combined blocks...Also participated in track and field...Holds the high jump, long jump and triple jump records at White Knoll.

Personal: She is the daughter of Lisa Sarvis and Scott Windsor.

Catie Ashley

Hurt Lowde rmilk 5-10 • Freshman • Right 5-6 • Freshman • Midfielder Side Hitter Bradenton, Mt. Pleasant, Fla. (Edison S.C. (Wando Academics HS) HS)

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High School: Hurt comes to Charleston Southern by way of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Wando High School, where she played under Coach Alexis Glover...Her Club team went to nationals in her junior season...Was named to the A/B Honor Roll all four years in high school.

Personal: She is the daughter of Miriam and Randall Hurt.

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Houston Franke ny

5-8 • Freshman • Outside 5-7 • Freshman • Forward Hitter Wilmington, Stafford, Va. N.C.(North (JohnStafford T. Hoggard HS)HS)

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High School: Houston comes to Charleston Southern by way of Stafford, Va., and North Stafford High School, where she played under Coach Dan Jones...Earned All-Area Player of the Year honors...Earned All-District Player of the Year honors...Was selected for the High Performance Girls Youth Continental Team...Earned First Team All-District and All-Regional honors...Earned All-Metro Area and All-State Honorable Mention...Also played basketball at North Stafford, lettering four years on the varsity team.

Personal: She is the daughter of Randolph and Leola Houston.

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2012 CSU Volleyball Player Profiles

Cassidy Ashley

Greer Lowde rmilk 5-6 • Freshman • Midfielder 5-10 • Freshman • Setter Semmes, Bradenton, Ala.Fla. (Mary (Edison G. Montgomery Academics HS) HS)

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High School: Greer comes to Charleston Southern by way of Semmes, Ala., where she played at Mary G. Montgomery High School under Coach Leslie Gates. Personal: She is the daughter of Melissa and Jeff Greer.

Meredith Ashley

Parrott Lowde rmilk 6-0 • Freshman • Middle 5-6 • Freshman • Midfielder Blocker Mobile, Bradenton, Ala. (Cottage Fla. (Edison Hill Academics Christian Acad.) HS)

20 8

High School: Parrott comes to Charleston Southern by way of Mobile, Ala., where she played at Cottage Hill Christian Academy under Coach Jenifer Newton...Currently holds the most kills in a match with 26 at Cottage Hill...Was a member of the CHCA 2011 State Championship team...Earned State MVP honors...Was selected as the Team MVP three times...Named to the All-Star team...Was selected to the Newspaper Super 72 team...Also played basketball and tennis at Cottage Hill.

Personal: She is the daughter of Chip and Deborah Parrott.

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2012 CSU Volleyball Season Preview With a team featuring two seniors in Michaela Luna and Wynter Davis and just seven upperclassmen, youth will play a major impact on the 2012 roster and season as five freshmen join the roster and will challenge immediately for playing time after a 5-25 2011 season, in which the Buccaneers went 1-13 in Big South Conference play. The program turnaround will begin with new leadership up top as Givens and Assistant Coach Kim Lissinna begin their first year in the program. Givens brings 28 years of Division I coaching experience along with 392 career victories, having coached at various schools around the Southeast, including Ole Miss and Texas A&M and looks for the team to continue to build on the progress it has made in the preseason. “The players have embraced the coaching change and are hungry for success,” commented Givens on the team’s preseason work. “We are focusing on the process knowing that if we get the process correct, the outcome will take care of itself.” Lissinna, a former student-athlete of Givens and recent graduate of Weber State University where she was a four-year starter and captain of the squad, is entering her second season in collegiate volleyball coaching, coming to CSU from Minot State University in Minot, N.D., and is also looking forward to the upcoming season. “I am grateful for the opportunity to coach at CSU alongside my mentor, Al Givens,” said Lissinna. “I am inspired by the players’ attitude and effort every day in practice and look forward to the season.” Libero Sophomore captain Ashley Higginbothem, junior Maggie Murphy and senior Luna return to man the libero position for the Buccaneers in the 2012 season as the duo look to provide steady leadership and passing from the backline for Coach Givens as the team adjusts to playing with each other early in the season. Higginbothem led the team with 422 digs on the season, averaging 3.98 digs per game to finish seventh in the Big South rankings for the 2011 season. She also added 3.79 digs per game during conference matches and was one of only four players on roster to see action in all 30 matches on the season. Murphy also saw action in 20 matches on the year, contributing 37 digs to the team’s totals as Charleston Southern averaged 13.93 digs per set as a team throughout the season. Luna will also provide experience and depth at the position as well as helping assume leadership in the CSU defensive efforts.

Setters Sophomore Kirsten Struksnes, junior captain Laura Grace Swindler and freshman Cassidy Greer will help set up the Buccaneers offense in the 2012 season as CSU looks to replace departed senior Amy Nokes’ production in the offense.

Struksnes returns after seeing action in 26 matches and 78 sets, recording three starts as the rising sophomore finished second on the team with 319 set assists and added 114 digs in seeing action on the court. Swindler also returns to provide experience and depth at the position, while Greer was a standout at Mary G. Montgomery High School, playing under Coach Leslie Gates.

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2012 CSU Volleyball Season Preview

Middle Blocker The middle returns the most battle-tested depth on the roster as Davis, Erin LaVenice and freshman Meredith Parrott will all see playing time for a group that finished fifth in the Big South rankings at 1.93 blocks per game.

Davis and LaVenice led all CSU hitters last season as the duo combined for over 350 kills in the 2011 season. Davis led the way, hitting .231 from the floor and added 92 blocks. LaVenice added 153 kills and 82 total blocks at the net, and her height at the net has been impressive in the preseason as the Buccaneers defense has currently outshone their offensive efforts.

Parrott comes to Charleston Southern by way of Mobile, Ala., and Cottage Hill Christian Academy where she currently holds the record for most kills in a match at College Hill. She was also a member of the CHCA 2011 State Championship team and earned State MVP honors and will challenge for playing time immediately up front.

Outside Hitter 2011 CSU kills leader Kayla Klinger, redshirt junior Ashley Johnston and sophomore Sydney Tracy return to pace the Buccaneers on the outside, while a trio of freshmen will jump into the mix and look to start right away. Klinger led all Buccaneers with 219 kills on the season, playing in all 30 matches as a sophomore. The Cary, Ill., native is joined by Johnston, who played one of the best matches on the team last season, recording 14 kills and 20 digs against East Carolina on September 10th and looks to provide consistency on the outside for the team. Tracy added 203 kills and 140 digs in providing a good balance for the team all over the court. Siraya Windsor, Catie Hurt and Katrina Houston are all poised to make an impact on the outside in their first year wearing the blue and gold. Windsor comes to CSU after a decorated career at White Knoll High School in Lexington, S.C., where she was named the 4A Player of the Year after a season which saw her record 262 kills, hitting .328 percent from the floor. Hurt adds Club Team success to the roster as her team made it to Nationals in her junior season at Wando High School, while Houston was an All-Area and All-District Player of the Year for North Stafford High School. The trio will all look to provide youthful energy on the outside as the Buccaneers battle their way through the regular season. Schedule Charleston Southern’s schedule features four tournaments over the first four weekends of play, as well as home-andhome series against Big South opponents Presbyterian, Campbell, High Point, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. The Buccaneers will feature home tournaments with Canisius, USC Upstate, Mercer and Furman on August 31-September 1, as well as Wofford, Stetson and The Citadel from September 14-15. CSU will also take part in the Georgia Tech Courtyard Invitational, taking on Southern Methodist, Georgia Tech and Cal State Fullerton, as well as the Loyola University Tournament, featuring matches against Morgan State, Loyola and Rider.

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The Automated ScoreBook Charleston Southern Combined Team Statistics (as of Aug 02, 2012) All matches

2011 CSU Volleyball Season Statistics RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

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               

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                  

                                    

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OVERALL 5-25 1-13 4-12

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   

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                  

HOME 1-7 1-6 0-1   

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AWAY 2-11 0-7 2-4

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                                                                           

   ���                                                         

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                             

                              

NEUTRAL 2-7 0-0 2-7 

     

                                                        

                                     

                  

                              

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                  

                              

  

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CSU All-Time Year-By-Year Results

Year-By-Year Team Results

Year Overall Conference Home Away Neutral 2011 5-25 1-13 1-7 2-11 2-7 2010 13-20 6-10 5-7 5-6 3-7 2009 17-17 6-10 6-4 5-9 6-4 2008 16-18 5-11 6-4 4-10 6-4 2007 10-21 1-11 7-8 2-9 1-4 2006 8-22 1-13 5-8 2-11 1-3 2005 14-18 4-10 7-7 6-8 1-3 2004 11-16 4-10 6-4 3-10 2-2 2003 15-19 3-11 4-7 7-9 4-3 2002 7-27 3-11 4-7 2-12 1-8 2001 11-17 6-9 6-6 4-10 1-1 2000 8-26 1-14 5-11 1-7 2-8 1999 8-22 1-13 4-7 2-10 2-5 1998 9-24 0-10 3-9 5-9 1-6 1997 2-31 0-10 1-9 1-10 0-7 1996 2-29 0-14 2-11 0-15 0-3 1995 8-26 1-6 5-5 2-11 1-10 1994 14-15 7-1 8-0 6-14 0-1 1993 22-11 6-3 1992 18-18 2-6 1991 18-18 4-3 9-1 4-6 2-10 1990 18-20 3-4 9-7 5-5 5-7 1989 22-11 4-2 5-3 4-3 13-5 1988 21-9 5-1 11-2 6-4 4-3 1987 14-17 4-3 4-2 6-9 4-6 1986 26-8 15-0 9-2 8-3 9-3 1985 20-12 4-1 10-5 6-6 1984 4-24 3-9 1-11 0-4 1983 30-21 3-5 13-5 14-11 1982 33-13 1981 34-20 1980 26-18 1979 19-15

Year-By-Year Team Statistics

Year Games Kills/ Attack Total Attack Assists/ Aces/ Service Receiving Digs/ Solo Block Total Blocks/ Block Played Kills Game Errors Attacks % Assists Game Aces Game Errors Errors Digs Game Blocks Assists Blocks Game Errors 2011 108 1125 10.42 658 3723 0.125 1040 9.63 108 1.00 204 176 15000 13.89 35 351 210.5 1.95 50 2010 121 1437 11.88 626 4265 0.190 1312 10.84 136 1.12 182 132 1830 15.12 43 374 230 1.9 78 2009 126 1535 12.18 626 4094 0.222 1392 11.02 160 1.27 163 143 1753 13.91 57 419 266.5 2.12 68 2008 129 1473 11.42 687 4333 0.181 1332 10.3 173 1.3 169 184 1938 15.02 51 289 195.5 1.5 52 2007 118 1580 13.39 836 4674 0.159 1439 12.19 182 1.54 200 206 1859 15.75 45 295 192.5 1.63 84 2006 117 1370 11.71 669 4596 0.153 1196 10.22 162 1.38 141 210 1666 14.24 83 237 201.5 1.72 70 2005 116 1635 14.09 803 4640 0.179 1408 12.14 149 1.28 174 167 1899 16.37 48 443 269.5 2.32 54 2004 98 1348 13.76 658 3746 0.184 1149 11.72 171 1.74 156 176 1403 14.32 69 282 210 2.14 32 2003 123 1679 13.65 795 4735 0.187 1514 12.31 184 1.5 240 217 1911 15.54 79 324 241 1.96 120 2002 120 1458 12.15 700 4610 0.164 1193 9.94 161 1.34 263 233 1568 13.07 124 282 265 2.21 208 2001 98 1393 14.21 584 3994 0.203 1256 12.82 151 1.54 133 227 1584 16.16 78 244 200 2.04 80 2000 117 1370 11.71 669 4596 0.153 1196 10.22 162 1.38 141 210 1666 14.24 83 237 201.5 1.72 70 1999 100 994 9.94 527 3252 0.144 864 8.64 134 1.34 171 211 1364 13.64 63 179 152.5 1.52 109 1998 111 1313 11.83 530 3928 0.199 1022 9.21 146 1.32 127 191 1589 14.32 74 287 217.5 1.96 99 1997 104 914 8.788 529 3080 0.125 718 6.904 126 1.212 188 231 1023 9.837 62 407 265.5 2.55 62 1996 101 950 9.406 532 2947 0.142 821 8.129 199 0.99 165 358 1172 11.604 62 177 150.5 1.49 40 1995 125 1459 11.67 806 4247 0.154 1215 9.72 180 1.44 229 429 1746 13.97 98 363 279.5 2.24 91 1994 106 1240 11.7 519 3423 0.211 1092 10.3 176 1.66 167 460 1759 16.59 84 421 294.5 2.78 85 1993 122 1597 13.09 586 4445 0.227 1382 11.33 225 1.84 176 467 2307 18.91 157 321 317.5 2.6 470 1992 129 1549 12.01 656 4398 0.203 1255 9.73 217 1.168 190 548 2215 17.17 124 352 300 2.33 338 1991 117 1292 11.04 619 3721 0.181 1024 8.75 220 1.88 186 181 1423 12.16 163 285 305.5 2.61 298 1990 135 1438 10.65 458 3607 0.272 1241 9.19 285 2.11 268 417 1301 9.64 350 393 546.5 4.05 407

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CSU Volleyball All-Time Record Book Games Played 1. 488 2. 475 3. 474 4. 446 5. 433 433 7. 430 8. 429 9. 428 10. 419

Career Records Amanda Hill Sam Sasan Carrie O’Connell Victoria Owens Allison Arreola Amberle Trinder Kim Duncan Tricia Rodl Cori Holeman Carrie Fenwick

(2007-2010) (2006-2009) (1991-1994) (2002-2005) (1995-1998) (2007-2010) (1991-1994) (2007-2010) (2007-2010) (1994-1997)

Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1905 1469 1187 1174 1133 893 884 860 809 798

Amanda Hill Carrie O’Connell Victoria Owens Allison Arreola Jenni Shepherd Rebecca Miller Priscilla Lauletolo Jennifer Monson Katie O’Riordan Renae Popovich

(2007-2010) (1991-1994) (2002-2005) (1995-1998) (2003-2006) (1999-2003) (1992-1993) (2000-2001) (2002-2005) (2004-2007)

Attacks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

4946 3780 3697 3380 2798 2707 2336 2250 2244 2190

Amanda Hill Victoria Owens Carrie O’Connell Allison Arreola Jenni Shepherd Rebecca Miller Renae Popovich Jillian Worby Jennifer Monson Carrie Fenwick

(2007-2010) (2002-2005) (1991-1994) (1995-1998) (2003-2006) (1999-2003) (2004-2007) (2003-2006) (2000-2001) (1994-1997)

Hitting Percentage 1. 0.445 2. 0.310 3. 0.301 4. 0.271 5. 0.265 6. 0.250 7. 0.246 8. 0.240 9. 0.232 10. 0.221

Angela Cunningham Wendi Loggins Carrie O’Connell Priscilla Lauletolo Katie O’Riordan Kim Duncan Amanda Hill Jennifer Monson Allyn Beam Cori Holeman

(1989-1990) (1989-1990) (1991-1994) (1992-1993) (2002-2005) (1991-1994) (2007-2010) (2000-2001) (2002-2003) (2007-2010)

Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Katie O’Riordan Sam Sasan Kim Duncan Michelle Lewandowski Ashley McLaughlin Amy Nokes Jodie Pearce

(2002-2005) (2006-2009) (1991-1994) (1998-2001) (1989-1991) (2007-2011) (1994-1995)

Service Aces 1. 148 2. 136 3. 119 4. 118 5. 113 6. 111 7. 109 8. 106 9. 99 10. 98

Kim Duncan Amanda Hill Sam Sasan Michelle Lewandowski Jenni Shepherd Jennifer Mons Carrie O’Connell Victoria Owens Kathy Dantzler Priscilla Lauletolo

(1991-1994) (2007-2010) (2006-2009) (1998-2001) (2003-2006) (1989-1990) (1991-1994) (2002-2005) (1991-1994) (1992-1993)

Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1833 1535 1396 1271 1145 1102 1000 984 983 976

Carrie O’Connell Amanda Hill Tricia Rodl Victoria Owens Kim Duncan Sam Sasan Kathy Dantzler Katie O’Riordan Allison Arreola Emily Libertowski

(1991-1994) (2007-2010) (2007-2010) (2002-2005) (1991-1994) (2006-2009) (1991-1994) (2002-2005) (1995-1998) (2007-2010)

Block Solos 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

242 219 198 130 113 105

Angela Cunningham Heide Brey Jennifer Mons Carrie O’Connell Hollie Bates Carrie Fenwick

(1989-1990) (1989-1992) (1989-1990) (1991-1994) (1999-2002) (1994-1997)

Block Assists 1. 350 2. 325 3. 311 4. 260 5. 228 6. 222 7. 221 8. 215 9. 214 10. 213

Carrie O’Connell Cori Holeman Carrie Fenwick Jenni Shepherd Amberle Trinder Heide Brey Katie O’Riordan Kristen Lee Hollie Bates Canan Erdogan

(1991-1994) (2007-2010) (1994-1997) (2003-2006) (2007-2010) (1989-1992) (2002-2005) (1994-1997) (1999-2002) (2004-2007)

Total Blocks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Carrie O’Connell Heide Brey Carrie Fenwick Angela Cunningham Cori Holeman Jennifer Mons Hollie Baes Jenni Shepherd Kristen Lee Katie O’Riordan

(1991-1994) (1989-1992) (1994-1997) (1989-1990) (2007-2010) (1989-1990) (1999-2002) (2003-2006) (1994-1997) (2002-2005)

4022 3979 3479 3365 2014 1449 1114

480 441 416 402 388 351 327 315 299 266

Single Season Records

Games Played 1. 135 2. 129 129 4. 128 5. 127 127 127 8. 126 Kills 1. 569 2. 499 3. 472 4. 466 5. 446 6. 438 7. 429 8. 415 9. 394 10. 390 Attacks 1. 1489 2. 1296 3. 1184 4. 1164 5. 1162 6. 1127 7. 1107 8. 1087 9. 1085 10. 1080 Hitting Percentage 1. 0.541 2. 0.486 3. 0.412 4. 0.322 5. 0.318 6. 0.297 7. 0.294 0.294 9. 0.277 Assists 1. 1216 2. 1211 3. 1208 4. 1207 5. 1199 6. 1097 7. 1042 8. 1040 9. 1036 10. 1032 Service Aces 1. 58 2. 57 3. 54 4. 53 5. 48 6. 46 7. 44 8. 41 9. 40 40 Digs 1. 522 2. 460 3. 453 4. 446 5. 441 6. 435 7. 420 8. 408 408 10. 405 Block Solos 1. 179 2. 115 3. 99 4. 83 83 6. 67 7. 63 8. 51 Block Assists 1. 122 2. 120 3. 118 4. 117 5. 108 6. 91 7. 88 8. 86 9. 84 10. 83 Total Blocks 1. 270 2. 194 3. 185 185 5. 164 6. 157 7. 148 8. 140 9. 139 10. 138

Ashley McLaughlin Sam Sasan Jennifer Mons Amanda Hill Emily Libertowski Heide Brey Carrie O’Connell Three players with 126 games played

1990 2008 1990 2008 2008 1991 1991

Amanda Hill Amanda Hill Amanda Hill Jennifer Monson Priscilla Lauletolo Priscilla Lauletolo Jenni Shepherd Carrie O’Connell Jennifer Monson Carrie O’Connell

2010 2008 2009 2001 1993 1992 2006 1992 2000 1991

Amanda Hill Amanda Hill Victoria Owens Jennifer Monson Amanda Hill Jenni Shepherd Carrie O’Connell Priscilla Lauletolo Priscilla Lauletolo Jennifer Monson

2010 2008 2005 2000 2009 2006 1992 1993 1992 2001

Ann Thomas Angela Cunningham Angela Cunningham Carrie O’Connell Carrie O’Connell Jennifer Monson Erin Downer Carrie O’Connell Two with a 0.277 hitting percentage

1989 1989 1990 1991 1994 2001 1998 1993

Katie O’Riordan Kim Duncan Ashely McLaughlin Sam Sasan Katie O’Riordan Kim Duncan Amy Nokes Jodie Pearce Michelle Lewandowski Sam Sasan

2003 1993 1990 2009 2005 1992 2010 1995 2001 2007

Jennifer Mons Kim Duncan Priscilla Lauletolo Jennifer Mons Wendi Loggins Lea Simmons Priscilla Lauletolo Carrie O’Connell Tricia Rodl Amanda Hill

1990 1993 1992 1989 1989 1990 1993 1991 2009 2008)

Carrie O’Connell Carrie O’Connell Tricia Rodl Carrie O’Connell Tricia Rodl Amanda Hill Priscilla Lauletolo Amanda Hill Kandace Kessell Carrie O’Connell

1992 1993 2010 1991 2009 2010 1993 2009 1995 1994

Angela Cunningham Jennifer Mons Heide Brey Jennifer Mons Heide Brey Carrie O’Connell Angela Cunningham Hollie Bates

1989 1991 1990 1990 1991 1993 1990 2002

Cori Holeman Carrie O’Connell Carrie O’Connell Cori Holeman Carrie Fenwick Angela Cunningham Canan Erdogan Heide Brey Katie O’Riordan Carrie Fenwick

2009 1994 1993 2010 1997 1989 2005 1990 2005 1994

Angela Cunningham Jennifer Mons Heide Brey Carrie O’Connell Heide Brey Jennifer Mons Carrie O’Connell Cori Holeman Cori Holeman Carrie Fenwick

1989 1990 1990 1993 1991 1989 1994 2009 2010 1997

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CSU Volleyball All-Time Record Book All-Time individual match Highs Most Kills: 3 sets: 4 sets: 5 sets: Season:

Team match Highs Most Kills:

21, Amanda Hill, UNC Asheville, Oct. 9, 2010 25, Amanda Hill, Presbyterian, Nov. 13, 2010 31, Amanda Hill, UNC Asheville, Oct. 8, 2010 569, Amanda Hill, 2010

Most Attacks: 3 sets: 51, Amanda Hill, UNC Asheville, Nov. 18, 2010 4 sets: 56, Amanda Hill, Presbyterian, Nov. 13, 2010 56, Amanda Hill, Coastal Carolina, Oct. 27, 2009 5 sets: 72, Amanda Hill, Chattanooga, Sept. 11, 2010 Season: 1,489, Amanda Hill, 2010

3 sets: 58, Savannah State, Sept. 18, 2007 4 sets: 65, Jackson State, Sept. 7, 2007 5 sets: 80, Presbyterian, Sept. 27, 2007 Season: 1,679, 2003 Most Attacks:

Amanda Hill

3 sets: 144, Savannah State, Sept. 18, 2007 4 sets: 195, High Point, Oct. 13, 2007 5 sets: 226, Presbyterian, Oct. 27, 2007 Season: 4,735, 2003 Most Assists:

Most Assists: 3 sets: 49, Sam Sasan, UNC Asheville, Sept. 29, 2007 4 sets: 54, Amy Nokes, Delaware State, Aug. 28, 2010 5 sets: 64, Sam Sasan, UNC Asheville, Oct. 2, 2009 Season: 1,216, Katie O’Riordan, 2003

3 sets: 54, UNC Asheville, Sept. 29, 2007 4 sets: 60, Delaware State, Aug. 28, 2010

Sam Sasan

5 sets: 77, Presbyterian, Oct. 27, 2007 Season: 1,514, 2003 Most Service Aces:

Most Service Aces: 3 sets: 6, Tricia Rodl, Savannah State, Sept. 1, 2009 4 sets: 5, Amanda Hill, Sam Sasan, 2009 5 sets: 5, Ashlee Kadatz, Emily Libertowski, 2007 Season: 58, Jennifer Mons, 1990 Most Digs: 3 sets: 4 sets: 5 sets: Season:

3 sets: 12, Savannah State, Oct. 16, 2007 4 sets: 10, Gardner-Webb, Oct. 30, 2009 5 sets: 16, The Citadel, Aug. 28, 2007 Season: 184, 2003

Tricia Rodl

Most Digs: 3 sets: 67, East Tennessee State, Aug. 17, 2010

27, Tricia Rodl, Radford, Sept. 24, 2010 28, Emily Libertowski, Delaware State, Aug. 28, 2010 Ashlee Kadatz, Radford, Oct. 20, 2007 522, Carrie O’Connell, 1992

4 sets: 83, Delaware State, Aug. 28, 2010 5 sets: 99, UNC Asheville, Oct. 2, 2009 Season: 1,938, 2008 Most Blocks:

Most Blocks: 3 sets: 9, Amberle Trinder, Presbyterian, Sept. 26, 2009 4 sets: 8, Cori Holeman, three times 5 sets: 10, Canan Erdogan, Radford, Sept. 20, 2007 Season: 270, Angela Cunningham, 1989

Amy Nokes

3 sets: 12, Radford, Nov. 6, 2009 4 sets: 15, Presbyterian, Oct. 15, 2010 5 sets: 19, USC Upstate, Aug. 31, 2010 Season: 269.5, 2005 Points:

Points: 3 sets: 4 sets: 5 sets: Season:

Season: 2,104.0 (1679k, 184A, 324b), 2003

23.5, Amanda Hill, Savannah State, Oct. 12, 2010 27.5, Amanda Hill, Presbyterian, Nov. 13, 2010 35.0, Amanda Hill, UNC Asheville, Oct. 8, 2010 628.0, Amanda Hill (569k, 29 a, 44b), 2010

Amberle Trinder

Sets Played: Season: 129, 2008 Matches Played:

Sets Played: Season: 129, Sam Sasan, 2008 Matches Played: Season: 34, 22 tied with 34 matches played

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Season: 34, five tied with 34 matches played

Ashlee Kadatz

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2012 Big South Volleyball Preseason Information

Big South Announces Preseason Volleyball Awards The Liberty University volleyball team has been chosen first in the Big South Conference’s annual preseason poll, as voted by the League’s head volleyball coaches. In addition, the coaches voted Liberty’s Loren Thomas the Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year, it was announced in August by the Big South office. Liberty, under the direction of ninth-year head coach Shane Pinder, was picked to finish first for the second year in a row. The Lady Flames received nine first-place votes and finished with 99 points. Radford, last year’s Big South Tournament runner-up, finished second in the poll with 78 points and received the remaining firstplace vote. Winthrop earned 74 points from the coaches to claim the third spot, while UNC Asheville was fourth with 59 points. High Point placed fifth with 56 points, just ahead of Coastal Carolina and Campbell, who were voted sixth and seventh with 53 points and 47 points, respectively. Presbyterian College’s 45 points placed the Blue Hose in eighth and Gardner-Webb was picked No. 9 (28 points). Charleston Southern rounded out the list with 11 points. Thomas, a senior middle blocker from Ocoee, Fla., was the 2011 Big South Tournament MVP in addition to First-Team All-Conference and VaSID All-State honors. Last season, she led the Big South with 155 blocks and was 25th in the nation with 1.32 blocks per set. Thomas posted the top two single-match block totals in Liberty’s rally-scoring history, with 13 at Winthrop and 12 at Radford. Thomas also ranked second on the team with 269 kills and a .268 attack percentage. She totaled double-figures in kills 10 times and had 13 five-block matches. During Conference play, she posted an average of 1.64 blocks and closed the regular season with a career-high 20 kills in a 3-2 victory at UNC Asheville. Thomas received five first-place votes and 49 points to finish ahead of Presbyterian outside hitter Presley Mabrey, who notched three top votes and 35 points. Thomas and Mabrey also earned spots on the Preseason All-Conference team. Both Liberty and Winthrop had two players named to the squad. Joining Thomas was teammate Lillie Happel (outside hitter), while Winthrop setter Stephanie Palmer and libero Catherine Brusie represent the Eagles on the squad. Earning the remaining spots were middle blocker Emma Deininger of Radford, right-side hitter Courtney Johnk of High Point and Coastal Carolina libero Jamie Dimaggio. The 2012 Big South volleyball season begins Friday, August 24, with 12 matches scheduled. The Big South Volleyball Championship is slated for Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 15-18 on the campus of Gardner-Webb University.

2012 Big South Announces Preseason Coaches’ Poll Big South Preseason

Rk Team (1st) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Tot 1 Liberty 9 9 1 - - - - - - - - 99 2 Radford 1 2 3 2 2 - - - - - - 78 3 Winthrop - 3 - 5 2 - - - - - 74 4 UNC Asheville - 1 1 - 3 4 1 - - - 59 5 High Point - 1 - 2 3 1 1 2 - - 56 6 Coastal Carolina - 1 2 1 - 1 2 2 1 - 53 7 Campbell - 1 1 - - 2 3 2 1 - 47 8 Presbyterian - - 2 - - 2 2 3 1 - 45 9 Gardner-Webb - - 1 - - - 1 1 6 1 28 10 Charleston Southern - - - - - - - - 1 9 11

All-Conference Team Loren Thomas, Sr., MB, Liberty

Presley Mabrey, Sr., OH, Presbyterian Emma Deininger, So., MB, Radford Stephanie Palmer, Jr., S, Winthrop Lillie Happel, Jr., OH, Liberty Courtney Johnk, Sr., RS/OPP, High Point Jamie Dimaggio, Jr., LIB, Coastal Carolina Catherine Brusie, So., LIB, Winthrop

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The Big South Conference BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE QUICK FACTS Address: 7233 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28226 Phone: (704) 341-7990 Fax: (704) 341-7991 www.BigSouthSports.com Founded 1983 President Penelope W. Kyle, Radford University Vice President Dr. Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb University Secretary Dr. Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville Coordinator of Football Officials Doug Rhoads Full-Time Member Institutions (11): Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville, Virginia Military Institute, Winthrop University.

The Big South Conference took a big step in its young history in the Fall of 2002 when, for the first time in its 19-year history, the League crowned a football champion. Football had always been a long range goal of the Conference. In the early 1990s, football seemed on the horizon in the Big South, as Charleston Southern fielded its first team in 1991 and the Conference added Liberty as a new member, which was already playing on the gridiron. However, football never got off the ground in the early part of the decade as other issues came to the forefront, including the Big South’s emergence as a basketball conference. The League was awarded its first automatic bid to the NCAA men’s basketball championship in 1992 and football was put on the back burner while basketball began to flourish. The idea was revived in 1997 when Elon joined the Big South. That gave the Conference three full-time members with football programs -- half the number needed to be recognized as a Conference by the NCAA. Two years later on Nov. 10, 1999, Coastal Carolina University announced it would add football by the Fall of 2003. The wheels were set in motion to establish a Conference home for the League’s football-playing members.

After attempts to form a joint football conference with the Atlantic Sun Conference failed, the Big South began Associate Members: Stony Brook Universi- recruiting more members to join its ty (football), Bucknell University (women’s fledgling football league. On May 23, golf), College of the Holy Cross (women’s 2001, the dream became a reality when the Big South’s Council of Chief Executive golf). Officers voted unanimously to add football Championship Sports (19): Baseball, Men’s as the Conference’s 18th championship sport. It became the first sport added since Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s 1997 when men’s and women’s indoor Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, track were incorporated as championship Football, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, Men’s sports. Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Indoor and Shortly after the approval of football, the Outdoor Track & Field, Women’s Indoor Big South’s recruiting efforts paid off, as the and Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball, addition of Gardner-Webb University as an Women’s Lacrosse (2012-13) associate football member was announced on June 20, 2001. There were hopes that with the addition of the Runnin’ Bulldogs, a four-team League could begin play later

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that Fall, with Coastal Carolina coming into the fold in the 2003 season. However, scheduling conflicts could not be worked out, so the Fall of 2002 was designated as the kick-off to Big South Football. The Big South continued to look for additional members, with a goal of eventually having seven or eight playing members. On Dec. 10, 2001, one of the oldest programs in the state of Virginia -- Virginia Military Institute, announced it would join the Big South in all sports in 2003 and maintain the Conference’s football membership at five following Elon’s departure. In 2006, the League moved one step closer to etching its status as a viable football Conference. First, Coastal Carolina Athletic Director Warren Koegel was appointed to the FCS Football Selection Committee, the Big South’s first-ever representative on a national football committee. On April 6, the Big South added Presbyterian College as its sixth football member. Presbyterian, now in the final year of its transition to Division I, officially joined the Big South in all sports in 2008. On May 26, 2006, the Big South announced that associate football member Gardner-Webb would join the Conference as full members on July 1, 2008, solidifying the Big South’s football make-up for years to come. With membership coming together, the Big South received a huge boost at the conclusion of the 2006 campaign. League champion Coastal Carolina became the first football member to advance to the postseason when the Chanticleers received an at-large berth in the NCAA Division I Football Championship. The Big South took another step closer to becoming eligible for an automatic berth when on March 20, 2007, the Conference announced the addition of Stony Brook University as an associate football member beginning in 2008. All the efforts came to fruition in the spring of 2008 when the NCAA announced the expansion of the FCS Playoffs from 16 to 20 teams beginning in

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The Big South Conference 2010 and granting the Big South an automatic bid starting that year. The growth of Big South football has been exceptional since its inception just nine years ago. The Big South experienced its most successful campaign in 2006 with Coastal Carolina’s FCS playoff berth; two teams (Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern) ranked in the national Top 25 in the same week for the first time; four appearances on the ESPN family of networks; and the first-ever NFL Draft pick and first finalist for the Walter Payton Award in Coastal Carolina’s Tyler Thigpen. In 2007, Liberty won the first of its four consecutive Big South football championships in record-breaking fashion just two years after finishing 1-10 overall; Coastal’s Jerome Simpson (second round) and Gardner-Webb’s Brian Johnston (seventh round) were selected in the NFL Draft, and the League’s five football members combined to average a Big South-record 7,488 fans per game. The Big South produced another nationally-ranked program in 2008 in Liberty, as well as its fourth NFL draft pick in three years – Liberty’s Rashad Jennings (seventh round).

on the same day, when Gardner-Webb won in overtime at Akron and Liberty defeated Ball State on the road on Sept. 11. Prior to the start of the season, Stony Brook extended its football membership through the 2015 campaign. Individually, Liberty’s Mike Brown led the nation in total offense while Stony Brook was the only FCS team to have two 1,000-yard rushers in Miguel Maysonet and Brock Jackolski. Coastal Carolina emerged from a three-way tie for first-place with the Big South’s first-ever automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs. The Chanticleers also became the first Conference member to host a football playoff game as Coastal faced Western Illinois in the first round at Brooks Stadium. The Conference also had its largest television package to date, as a record eight League games were broadcast while Big South football members appeared on TV 12 of the 13 weeks of the season. With an automatic playoff berth officially awarded to its annual champion, the Big South is poised to continue its ascension as a national competitor in FCS football with an eye on advancing in the postseason and capturing the ultimate goal – a national championship.

The 2010 season saw the Big South make noise around the country early in the season with two wins over FBS opponents

Kyle B. Kallander Commisioner

James F. Companion, Jr. Associate Commissioner

Mark Simpson Asst. Commisioner Public Relations

Dawn Turner Chad Cook Associate Commissioner/ Assistant Commissioner Senior Women’s Administrator Marketing

Nic Bowman Assistant Director of Public Relations

Mark Bryant Director of New Media

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Charleston Southern Athletic Administration

Dr. Jairy C. Hunter, Jr., President Named president of Charleston Southern University in 1984, Dr. Jairy C. Hunter, Jr. is also a professor of management and education. His teaching and professional interests include educational leadership, institutional assessment, higher education finance, organizational change and student personnel services.r. Hunter is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader on topics related to higher education, and he continues to teach in the MBA program in CSU’s School of Business. During his tenure at CSU, enrollment has increased from 1,600 students to more than 3,200. Academic programs have expanded to include graduate degrees in education, business administration, criminal justice and nursing. Church ministry-related degrees have also grown to include youth ministry and church music. A sports medicine/athletic training program has also been added under Hunter’s administration, providing students with academic and clinical preparation for certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association. Beginning in 2007-08, the annual Hunter Cup is given to the top athlete who also stands out academically and spiritually.

Dr. Rick Brewer, V.P. Student Affairs & Athletics

Dr. Rick Brewer is a seasoned Christian leader with the vision and leadership skills essential for serving effectively in the 21st century Christian Higher Education community. Throughout Dr. Brewer’s 24-year tenure at CSU, he has played a vital role in shaping the University’s vision for a Christian campus environment and spearheading and executing countless initiatives that underscore what Christian universities are about.

He has consistently and enthusiastically taken on positions of increasing responsibility, and has brought to each his unique blend of commitment, administrative skills and Christ-centered focus. Brewer is highly respected as an effective higher education administrator who has the ability to effect change while maintaining support and trust. Indeed, Dr. Brewer is a student-centered strategic thinker and transformational change-agent.

Dr. Brewer holds BS and MBA degrees from CSU and a PhD in Higher Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina. In his role as Vice President for Student Affairs and Athletics, Dr. Brewer provides leadership for CSU’s student life, Christian ministries, denominational relations and athletics. His family has a solid commitment to Christian higher education - Dr. Brewer’s wife, Cathy, and two sons, Jason and Jonathan, are also alums of CSU. The Brewers are members of Summerville Baptist Church in Summerville, S.C., where he serves as a deacon.

Hank Small, Director of Athletics

Henry “Hank” Small is in his 11th full year as CSU’s director of athletics and has helped lead CSU to 13 Big South Conference championships during his time, including the school’s first-ever League title in football. Small came to CSU in the summer of 2001 following a four-year stint as assistant football coach at Wake Forest University. Small has more than 30 years of experience in NCAA Division I athletics, including stints at Rutgers, Florida State, Lehigh, Princeton and Brown. Small also spent one year in the personnel office of the New England Patriots. As the offensive coordinator at Wake Forest, Small guided the Demon Deacons offense to record-setting heights as a number of school records fell during his tenure. In his most recent head coaching experience, Small was able to guide Lehigh to a 47-40-1 record and led them to become one of the most productive offenses in the nation. Small is a 1969 graduate of Gettysburg College and has a master of science degree from Rutgers University. Small and his wife, Pamela, currently reside in Goose Creek. Daughter Lacy and middle son Jonathan both graduated from CSU.

Athletic Department Directory (All numbers are 843-863-XXXX)

Dr. Rick Brewer Vice President for Student Affairs/Athletics..........7503 .................................................................................................................... Stuart Lake Baseball Head Coach.....................................................7591 Hank Small Athletics Director..........................................................7080 .................................................................................................................... Barclay Radebaugh Men’s Basketball Head Coach........................ 7690 Cathryn Broderhausen Associate A.D. - External Affairs...............7523 .................................................................................................................... Fred Applin Women’s Basketball Head Coach.................................7684 James Bradley Assistant A.D. - Operations......................................7677 .................................................................................................................... Tim Langford Men’s Track & Field Head Coach.............................7174 Mike Hammond Assistant A.D. - Compliance..................................7078 .................................................................................................................... Tosha Ansley Women’s Track & Field Head Coach..........................7111 Zeke Beam Assistant A.D. - Media....................................................7687 .................................................................................................................... Jay Mills Football Head Coach..........................................................7119 Brad Drake Assistant A.D. - Athletic Training.................................7681 .................................................................................................................... Shawn Quinn Football Asst. Coach/Def. Coord...............................7119 Rachelle Bouronich Business Manager............................................7670 .................................................................................................................... Patrick Nix Football Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./Recruiting Coord......7119 Paula Callahan Administrative Assistant......................................... 7678 .................................................................................................................... Matthew Smiley Football Asst. Coach/Special Teams......................7119 Christie Faircloth-Dixon Senior Women’s Administrator................7629 .................................................................................................................... Mike Wilson Men’s Golf Coach........................................................7556 Bryant Davis Director of Marketing and Promotions.......................7671 .................................................................................................................... Matthew Cram-Smith Women’s Golf Coach...................................7122 Chad Scott Head Strength & Conditioning Coach............................7597 .................................................................................................................... Eric Terrill Women’s Soccer Head Coach.........................................7931 Chris McCormick Assist. Strength & Conditioning Coach..............7597 .................................................................................................................... Shane Winkler Softball Head Coach.................................................7686 Seth Montgomery Assistant Director for Media...............................7853 .................................................................................................................... Mike Baker Women’s Tennis Head Coach........................................7145 Kevin O’Rourke “Voice of the Bucs”, Sports Information Asst.......7688 .................................................................................................................... Al Givens Volleyball Head Coach......................................................7680

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Charleston Southern Media Relations Department

Zeke Beam, Assistant A.D. for Media Beam is in his first year as Assistant Athletic Director for Media at Charleston Southern University. He will oversee all operations of the CSU Athletics Media Relations Office, and will serve as the sports information contact for Bucs football, golf, track, and baseball. Beam comes to CSU after 14 years, including his years as a student, in the athletic department at Carson-Newman (Tenn.). He spent the last five years as the Director of Athletic Communications at C-N, where he oversaw C-N’s Media Relations Office. The ’02 graduate of Carson-Newman College was also the Voice of the Eagles, the play-by-play announcer for Carson-Newman football and basketball since the 2004 season. In all, he spent 13 years on Carson-Newman’s Eagle Radio Network, including three season as a color commentator for basketball and a sideline reporter for football while a student at Carson-Newman. Beam also served as the host of The Ken Sparks Show, C-N’s football coaches’ show, and was the play-by-play broadcaster for a number of regional telecasts on Comcast Sports Southeast. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Beam earned an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee in 2004 in marketing and finance, and worked for ESPN’s Sunday Night Football in Bristol, Conn. during the summer of ‘04.

Seth Montgomery, Assistant Director for Media Montgomery begins his first year as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Charleston Southern University, joining the staff during the summer of 2012 and will serve as the sports information contact for CSU volleyball, women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball. Montgomery joins the Buccaneers SID staff after four years at Brevard College where he served as the Athletic Media Relations Director. He served as the primary media contact for all 18 of the Tornados athletic teams, as well as an alternate color commentator for BC football, basketball and baseball games. Montgomery also served as one of the hosts for Tornado Talk, BC’s weekly Friday morning radio sports show hosted by WSQL 1240 AM from 8:45-9 a.m., where he recapped the week’s events with Brevard student-athletes, coaches, staff and Tornados fans. He graduated magna cum laude in December of 2008 from North Greenville University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. Montgomery started his work in Athletic Media Relations as a student-assistant at North Greenville University, where he worked with the football and baseball teams as both a statistician and radio color commentator. He also served as the main media contact for the Spartanburg Stingers baseball team in the Coastal Plains League in 2007, serving as the statistician and radio alternate. Prior to joining the staff at Brevard, Montgomery worked as a media intern at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament at the Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando, Fla. in 2008.

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... AND BEYOND Charleston is America’s most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure, with a rich, 300-year history just waiting to be discovered. Hundreds of significant and lovingly preserved structures from the colonial and antebellum periods grace the historic district’s narrow streets. Church bells toll the hour as history unfolds around each and every corner. In no other place are the past and present more intertwined. The entire Charleston area is a never-ending feast for the senses, with history serving as the main course. Visit Charles Towne Landing, the site where the original settlement was established in 1670. Explore the Charleston Museum, our nation’s first museum, or Patriot’s Point, the world’s largest naval and maritime museum and home of World War II’s Fighting Lady, the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown. Drive to Fort Moultrie, scene of the first decisive American victory of the American Revolution, and a mainstay of shore defense until 1947. Take a scenic boat tour to Fort Sumter, the manmade island fortress where the Civil War began. World-famous plantations and gardens offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into life during the antebellum era. Informative tours of the Charleston area are offered daily and are a must for all who want to truly appreciate this living museum. The area’s lush sea islands and sun-drenched beaches offer as much recreation or relaxation as your heart desires. Golf is on a world-class level, with challenging courses reflecting the natural beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Charter fishing on the Gulf stream or inshore waters is readily available. Shopping is one of our vistors’ most passionate pursuits. Marvel at native sweetgrass baskets and handmade crafts found in Charleston’s famous open-air market, or browse through inviting boutiques, art galleries and antique shops found throughout the Charleston area. When it comes to dining, your biggest decision may be just what to try next. Every meal is a celebration of tastes, with a variety that ranges from traditional oyster roasts to fine continental dining. If festivals strike your fancy, you have come to the right place. You will be dazzled by a diverse array of special events. At any time of year, you will always find more to see, do and experience than you ever imagined ... in a place where warm welcomes have been a treasured tradition for over 300 years.


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ounded in 1964, Charleston Southern is located near historic Charleston and the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coastline. Charleston Southern is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling approximately 3,200 students. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the University’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. CSU has been named to America’s 100 Best College Buys, Military Friendly Schools, America’s Best Christian Colleges, VA Yellow Ribbon Program and The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 61 undergraduate majors and four graduate programs in business, criminal justice, education and nursing. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation, which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills. Situated on 300 acres, formerly the site of a rice and indigo plantation, Charleston Southern University is in the center of the Charleston metropolitan area. Mild winters and long summers allow many opportunities for outdoor recreation in a city which is famous for its gardens and plantations, miles of wide sandy beaches and major fine arts events, including the Spoleto Festival USA.

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eyond the classroom, students participate in a variety of campus activities including academic clubs, service organizations, intramural athletics and campus ministries. The University offers intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, competing in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Charleston Southern fields teams in basketball, baseball, softball, women’s soccer, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis and volleyball, as well as an NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision team.

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Our athletic programs have produced several nationally recognized professional sports figures, including Charlie Simpkins, 1992 Olympic silver medalist; Maurice Price and Josh Breeden, who signed as free agents in the NFL; Bryant Burch, who signed with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders; Crystal Carpenter, who signed with the WNBA’s Utah Starzz; R.J. Swindle, who played for the Charleston Riverdogs as a member of the Yankees organization and became the first CSU player to ever pitch in a MLB game, joining the Phillies; Tyler Thornburg, who was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers in the third round of the 2010 MLB draft; and Bobby Parnell, who made it to the Majors with the N.Y. Mets. Charleston Southern University is proud to have sent 11 different teams to NCAA competition over the past nine years. The women’s golf team is the most recent to represent the University in NCAA postseason play, winning the conference championship in 2010. In it’s history, CSU has captured 28 Big South Conference championships.

CSU Fast Facts Enrollment (2011-2012): Undergraduate: 2,782 Graduate: 449 Total: 3,298 Faculty (full-time):

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Academic Majors: 61 undergraduate / 4 graduate Schools/Colleges: School of Business, School of Education, Derry Patterson Wingo School of Nursing, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Adult and Professional Studies Religious Affiliation: South Carolina Baptist Convention


Charleston Southern Degree Programs

Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Arts degree is a fouryear degree designed primarily for students concentrating in the fine arts and may be earned with a major in any of the following areas: Business Administration Communication and Theatre English * Graphic Design Humanities and Fine Arts Music (Performance or Church Music) Music Education (Choral or Instrumental) Music Therapy Religion Spanish * Youth Ministry Professional programs are offered in the following fields: Predentistry Preengineering Prelaw Premedicine Prepharmacy Preseminary The Bachelor of Technology degree provides a liberal arts education and a core of professionally related cognate courses for persons holding an Associate of Science degree in an approved technical field.

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The Bachelor of Science degree is a fouryear degree designed primarily for students concentrating in the social and natural sciences and may be earned with a major in any of the following areas: Applied Mathematics Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology * Business Administration Chemistry * Computer Science Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Economics * Elementary Education History * Mathematics * Natural Science Physical Education * Political Science * Psychology * Social Science Sociology * Health Promotion

The Bachelor of Management Arts degree provides a fast track and convenient degree in general business management for nontraditional students. A student transferring in previous college credit hours, accredited work training and military experience could complete the degree program in as little as 20 months.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) is a 1 + 3 curriculum program and has Full Approval of the S.C. Board of Nursing. It is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Graduate degrees are offered in the following fields: Master of Business Administration (with emphases in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems and Organizational Development) Online courses available. Master of Science in Criminal Justice Master of Science in Nursing Master of Education Elementary Secondary Administration * Teacher certification programs are available for these majors

Integrating Faith in Learning, Leading and Serving



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