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Outdated policy sparks controversy

Student Activity Fee allocations prompt allegations of corruption By Chelsea Boozer

cboozer@dailyhelmsman.com A University of Memphis committee charged with dispensing student-paid fees violated the First Amendment earlier this year and is now being accused of favoritism.

It wasn’t long after the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee announced the amount of funding allotted to 16 campus groups — a decision approved and made final by U of M President Shirley Raines — that questions arose of whether

the funds were properly dispensed. One suspicion emerged when the Student Government Association, which has representatives on the committee, received an increase in funding compared to last spring’s allocations while most other groups

were decreased. “On the face of it, it certainly seems like a conflict of interest,” said Moira Logan, associate dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts. Representing the

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Congressman comes to campus, encourages students to vote

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Congressman Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., speaks to a crowd at the unveiling ceremony of the Memphis State Eight marker earlier this year. Cohen will visit campus Thursday to speak at The 2012 Get Out the Vote Rally sponsored by the University of Memphis’ College Democrats, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Progressive Student Alliance.

By Erica Horton

news@dailyhelmsman.com The time to decide is drawing near and the College Democrats at the University of Memphis are encouraging students to exercise their right to choose who will impact their lives for the next four years. With Congressman Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., the group will host the 2012 Get Out the Vote Rally on Thursday in Johnson Hall, room 110 in partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Progressive Student Alliance. The event is free and open to the pub-

lic and refreshments will be provided. The rally is not to endorse Cohen, but to encourage students to vote, said Tyler Flowers, junior political science major and president of the College Democrats at the U of M. “The main thing we want to stress for this event is not necessarily democratic causes, but stressing the right to vote,” Flowers said. “We want everyone to get out and vote.” Early voting ends Thursday. Polls will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 6, which is Election Day. Representatives from the student organizations sponsoring the event will

The Daily Helmsman is a “designated public forum.” Students have authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. The Daily Helmsman is pleased to make a maximum of 10 copies of each issue available to a reader for free. Additional copies are $1. Partial printing and distribution costs are provided by an allocation from the Student Activity Fee.

each speak on topics ranging from fair pay and women’s rights to taxation and gay marriage. Nick Mastron, senior political science major and director of public relations for the College Democrats, said the rally is also about demonstrating the role of government in students’ lives. He said the rally is an opportunity for students to show an active interest in government. Anthony Lucatelli, sophomore sociology major and chairman of the Progressive Student Alliance, said his organization will speak about what students can do outside of the elec-

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toral process to make a difference in the community. “Look for active student organizations that are doing work in the community,” he said. “I would say that we have a lot of power to do things here at home and it’s much easier to get involved here than on a national scale. I think we should address our own city for now.” More than 46 million people from 18 to 49 years old are eligible to vote for the 2012 election and 62 percent of college attendees voted in the 2008 election compared to the 36 percent of non-

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Impromptu costumes popular By Shelby Smith

news@dailyhelmsman.com Halloween is here, and every year there are people who rush to either buy last minute costumes or make costumes from items they already have. “The other night, we had a guy come in at 11 o’clock at night to get a zombie make-up kit for a party he was going to that was almost halfway over,” said Kevin Hawkins, owner of Halloween Express, located at 2825 N. Germantown Road. There are many reasons why people wait until last minute to shop for their costumes. “There are better deals when it’s the day before because the stores are trying to get rid of what is left,” Katie Mercer, biology major, said. In addition to sales, people also tend to wait because of last minute planning, avoiding crowds and long lines or just forgetting in general. “People are people, and they are always going to wait until the last minute to do things. We’ve been open for 22 years and that still hasn’t changed,” said Barry Lincoln, owner of Mr. Lincoln’s Costume Shoppe, located at 29 Florence Street. When shopping for costumes at the eleventh hour, people are usually looking for the bare minimum. “Some last minute shoppers are buying things to piece together with items they already have. Others are just looking for a quick fix — something that can satisfy them for the night,” Hawkins said. The most popular items bought under the wire are usually masks, capes, and animal ears with tails. “We get a lot of cat requests the night before or of Halloween. I guess cats are in now,” Hawkins said. Although some people look for individual items, many are interested in buying full costumes. “We have had many requests for superhero costumes this year. Batman, Spiderman, Captain America and Catwoman have made it to the top this year,” Lincoln said. Accessories and make-up are also main items purchased in the nick of time. “It is easy for people to come in

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uuFunding Continued from page 1 dance department, Logan requested $25,000 this year, and received $10,000 — the same amount the group received last year. “[The funding process] has certainly generated a great deal of controversy,” Logan said. “I expect that there will be more transparency in the future.” Candy Justice, general manager of The Daily Helmsman, takes an issue with SGA representatives serving on the committee. The independent student newspaper has historically received $75,000 for its printing costs, but was allocated $50,000 this spring. After an investigation found the committee violated the First Amendment when it discussed the paper’s content, Raines ordered that $25,000 be restored to the paper. Recordings of interviews with committee members during the University’s investigation show that the SGA members on the committee — former SGA President Tyler DeWitt and former Vice President Rachel Goodwin — expressed their disapproval of what the paper was and was not printing and how it

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • 3 operates. The SGA proposed to publish its own newsletter, but the committee did not fund that project. “There is something seriously wrong with a system whereby two of the seven voting members of the funding committee are voting on their own funding when no other student organization gets to have representation on the committee,” Justice said. “A system like that invites corruption and pursuit of self-interest by the SGA at the expense of other student groups.” Hype about SGA Slightly more than 61 percent of this year’s increased request to the committee came from the SGA. The group received almost $59,000 more than it was allotted for its base budget last spring. “If committee members are invested in their own projects, objectivity is unlikely,” said Leslie Luebbers, director of the Art Museum at the U of M. The museum was allotted $20,000 this year, compared to the $30,000 it received last year — the largest percentage decrease handed down by the committee at 33 percent, tying with The Helmsman. “In addition, this year the shortfall to some groups was compound-

ed by an unprecedented — to my knowledge — reallocation of funds from some applicants to provide large increases to others [who] control votes,” Luebbers said. The SGA’s presence on the committee isn’t a new occurrence — it has been the case since the fee was created in 1984. Current SGA President Russell Born, who is set to serve on the committee next year, said SGA representatives should have a place on the committee because they were “elected to be the voice of the student body.” “The idea that the SGA is trying to get more money to recklessly spend under our administration or that because we serve on the committee it becomes unfair is completely false and has no merit,” Born said. In the spring of 2011 the SGA received $175,000 that was spent on student travel, the SGA’s election, tuition and stipends for SGA officers, a multi-cultural festival, scholarships, basketball homecoming and other expenses. This year, the group asked for $191,000 more than last year for a total of about $366,000 in order to publish a student-event newsletter

and bring a high-profile political speaker to campus. The group was denied some of the funds, but was given $58,866 more than last spring. The extra funds, according to Born, are slated to be spent on the new student parking lot at home basketball and football games, a new electronic voting system for the senate, funding for the U of M’s Model United Nations and partial-funding for a political speaker. Born said he is happy with the committee’s decision and wished the SGA could have gotten more money. “I think those are all being spent on worthwhile causes. I wish the committee had given us more money for a speaker, especially when we are trying to get somebody like President [George W.] Bush,” he said. “I want to make sure everything is going toward a noble cause and to better the University, and I do feel everything we’ve done has done that, regardless of a price tag for sure.” He said controversial items on the group’s budget such as tuition for officers, polo-style shirts for senators and leather-bound notebooks are important to the group.

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uuVote Continued from page 1 college youth who voted, according to the Young Democrats of America. Ryun Jackson, senior political science major and executive board member of the Kappa Beta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at the U of M, will speak on behalf of his fraternity about the need for students to not only vote, but make an educational decision about which candidate they choose. During a voter registration initiative in the second week of school, Kappa Alpha Psi helped more than 50 students register to vote. There is also an initiative by the national organization in partnership with the national chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called the “This is My Vote” campaign encouraging voter registration and education, Jackson said. “We want to be clear that we’re not endorsing any candidate, but we are participating in this positive endeavor to get the college students on this campus and colleges abroad about this election,” he said. “It is their civic duty to vote and participate in the election process and make a sound decision. Don’t vote just to vote. No one likes a voter who is not informed about the policies and platforms of candidates.” n

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Health professor urges guilt-free Halloween festivities

By Margot Pera

news@dailyhelmsman.com Health conscious students must learn some tricks to enjoy the treats if they want to stay trim during the Halloween festivities. The average amount of money spent on Halloween candy is around $2.3 billion per year. About 35 million pounds of candy corn is sold during this holiday, which amounts to about 22 pieces or 140 calories worth per individual in the United States. Candy is not only bad for those watching their waistlines. Sugar in excessive amounts can damage teeth, as well. “Hard candy is less damaging to someone’s teeth than the soft chewy candies,” Ruth Williams, assistant professor of health sport sciences at the University of

Memphis, said. Williams said cookies are a better option than candy, because you can eat more of them for the same amount of calories. For people on a budget trying to provide healthy snacks for trick-or-treaters, items like pretzels, trail mix and popcorn can be purchased cheaply in individualized packages or bought in bulk and portioned out. “It might be expensive for someone to buy something like SnackWell cookies, which are sold individually, especially if you are expecting a big crowd of 80 kids or so,” Williams said. “But granola and cereal bars can be bought in bulk from Sam’s and are a healthy alternative.” A recent trend in the candy industry is diabetic friendly candies sweetened with Splenda. Almost all of the household

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Halloween candy brands have a sugar-free alternative, and there are a plethora of sugar free gum brands available. When choosing among the traditional holiday candies, the lower calorie option is usually marshmallow type treats like Mars Bars and licorice over chocolate bars. A good tip for people giving out candy is to buy candy you are not crazy about, so you are not tempted to eat it all, Williams said. “Decades ago, people would invite trick-or-treaters into their homes and give them things like fruit and apple cider,” Williams said. “Nowadays, parents are hesitant to let their children eat anything not individually wrapped.” Some students don’t count calories, especially at school. “The campus does not have anything healthy to eat during

Halloween anyway,” said Tyler Barley, supply chain management and logistics senior. “So I am not even going to try and watch what I eat.” The Roar Shack in the Psychology Building tries to have healthy options like apples, hummus and 100-calorie Chips Ahoy packages, but during the Halloween season, people often buy the fun, sugary food. “Since spooky rolls, cinnamon rolls covered with candy and candy bars are in front of them, they tend to buy more of those things,” said Romania Jones, cashier at the Roar Shack. Halloween is also the beginning of the food festivity season, with Thanksgiving and Christmas soon approaching. Alongside these holidays come parties and with parties come more food and

high-caloric beverages. For people attending multiple events in one day or throughout the same week, Williams said to plan party meals. “You could plan to eat just fruit at the first party, a sandwich and some vegetables at the second, and have two or three drinks during the third,” she said. “It also helps to have an accountability buddy to go with you.” Williams also cautions to remember calories in drinks. Wine is the better option over daiquiris, which can have about 400 calories per serving compared to the 120 calories in the average glass of wine. “The most important things during this season are to have a game plan beforehand and to stay away from the snack table,” Williams said. n

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uuCostumes Continued from page 1 and buy zombie make-up and wear old ripped clothing, or buy a wig and wear something you already own,” Lincoln said. Mr. Lincoln’s Costume Shoppe has a half-off sale on their rubber masks on the day before Halloween

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • 5

What age is too old to trick or treat? By Chris Wieland

“You’re never too old to go trick or treating. There’s a saying you are always a kid at heart.” Christa Koontz, Foreign language freshman

every year for procrastinating shoppers. Stores also sell costume kits so shoppers can get what they want and get out fast. “The kits usually come with bits and pieces of the costume so it helps us by not having to search for individual pieces, and the customer can be on their way,”

“I’d say maybe around the end of middle school or beginning of high school.” Charles Kennedy, International business and Japanese sophomore

Hawkins said. Shop owners usually expect last minute costume shoppers on Halloween. Whether it is to buy a whole costume or a single item, many people are stragglers. “People cannot be really picky at the last minute. They have to pay for their procrastination,” Hawkins said. n

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Traditional Mexican holiday marks the return of spirits

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Ed Laxton, of Natomas, Calif., decorates a sugar skull during a class on how to create the traditional Día de los Muertos item honoring the dead in Sacramento, Calif., on Oct. 16 , 2010. Decorating skulls is an important part of the holiday also known as the Day of the Dead.

By L. Taylor Smith

news@dailyhelmsman.com By Thursday afternoon, costumes will be abandoned and most candy consumed, but for some the festivities will just be beginning. Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration that lasts for two days starting Nov. 1. Although the holiday begins on All Saints’ Day, a Catholic feast day, the ancient beliefs of the Aztecs and other indigenous tribes heavily influenced how Día de los Muertos is observed. Eduardo Tellez is a committee member for Día de los Muertos Memphis, a group dedicated to preserving the traditions of the holiday. “Basically, it’s an ancient celebration we’ve had since before Christians, before they came to our lands,” Tellez said. “We’re celebrating the lives of our relatives, because we’re not afraid of death. It’s a part of life and it’s something to associate with happiness.” To commemorate their deceased relatives, family members go to their ancestors’ graves and pull weeds, straighten headstones and decorate the area with flowers — particularly marigolds, because they symbolize death and the strong fragrance is thought to help the spirits find their way. Creating an altar to welcome back the spirits is one of the more important traditions of the holiday. Families sometimes spend weeks planning ahead of time to design a decorative display dedicated to their loved ones. The displays are often adorned with marigolds, incense and mementos of the deceased. There are certain symbolic items on most

altars. “We put candles on the altar to give the spirits light to guide them, salt to purify since they’re coming from a sacred place and water because they’re thirsty after a long journey,” Tellez said. “We also put pictures of them and food that they like.” Another custom of the celebration is pan de muerto, or “bread of the dead” — sweet bread eaten at festivals and parties in remembrance of loved ones. The top of the loaf usually has bone-like shapes in reference to skeletons, according to Mexconnect, an electronic magazine about Mexican culture. One of the traditions of this holiday has become a popular Halloween costume — the calavera. A calavera, the Spanish word for “skull”, is usually made of sugar from a mold then decorated with bright, intricate patterns made from icing. Morgan Smith, junior art major, spent an hour last Halloween meticulously painting her face to match the decorative skulls used to adorn altars. “I’m interested in Day of the Dead for the same reasons I love Halloween. It’s dark, brutal, colorful and associated with death — things I find aesthetically pleasing,” Smith said. Tellez and Danza Azteca will speak Friday at 4 p.m. at Rhodes College to perform a small ceremony honoring the day and to explain the major differences between Halloween and Día de los Muertos. “Halloween is more commercial, and it’s beginning is from the Celts,” Tellez said. “We try to celebrate in a more artistic way because there’s so much feeling associated with it.” n


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uuSGA Continued from page 3 The provided tuition allows officers to devote their full time to the SGA because they may not have time for a job, Born said, and the shirts and notepads allow the senators to be “visible on campus,” and appear professional at events. Born pointed out that it was 2011-12 SGA President DeWitt, now a graduate student in the Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law, who budgeted the SGA for the 2012-13 year and submitted the proposal to the allocation committee. DeWitt and Born both say they don’t view the SGA as having received an increase in funding. Last fall the group got a supplemental allocation of $173,228 added on to their spring budget, so DeWitt said the group was actually reduced from what they were allocated last year in total. 2011 was the first time the group had ever received supplemental funds, which paid for a one-time political speakers event. DeWitt declined to comment on several questions and former Vice President Goodwin said she needed 48 hours to respond, but never did so. Committee Operations Issues with the Student Activity Fee policy and procedures were noticed before any of this year’s controversies came up, Vice President of Student Affairs Rosie Bingham

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • 7 said. “The policy regarding the Student Activity [Fee] is one of several in Student Affairs that is so old we needed to review it,” Bingham said. “Certainly the entire funding matter made the review just that much more timely. All things about the policy are under review including the composition of the committee and who is eligible to submit requests for the funds.” The policy was last updated in 1988, four years after its creation. It currently lists eligible programs as including but not limited to student publications, the SGA, spirit support groups, the Student Activities Council, “general programs to enhance students’ social, cultural and educational experiences,” and athletics, which now has its own fee and is no longer funded out of SAF funds Seventeen groups requested a little over $1.9 million this year, but unlike the year before when there was a surplus of funds, not every group could be allotted the full amount. There was just under $1.6 million to hand out. Eleven groups were cut a total of $202,170 compared to the amount they were allocated last spring. Three groups’ funding was increased: the SGA, Frosh Camp by $75,000 and New Student Convocation by $885. Committee Chair Stephen Petersen, dean of students and adviser to the SGA, said it is not

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accurate to call the reductions a “cut” at all. “Each student group or department that submits a funding request submits a new request each year. Groups are allocated funds based on that year’s particular request and the available funds, not based on what they received the previous year,” he said in an email last week. The majority of groups have consistently gotten a similar amount from year to year, though. The variation from that this year has some saying the funds should have been allocated differently. “The fair response is to distribute funds as equitably as possible on the basis of merit and do the least harm to consistently high-performing programs,” Luebbers said. Laura Hoffman, representative of the Student Activity Council, Operational Assistance for registered student organizations and Student Event Allocation, which redistributes funds allotted to them to registered student organizations, said the committee had a tough job and worked to follow university policy “to the best of their ability.” She isn’t upset with the committee over each of the groups she represents getting a decrease in funding, but said that less money is available to student organizations for operating expenses and larger programs because of the decrease. “We evaluate our expenses and identify how to meet those needs with the money we are given,” she said. “Since specific funding amounts are not guaranteed from year-to-year this is a pretty standard process.” It’s proven problematic for the Honors Student Council, which puts on several events each year and uses money from Operational Assistance to advertise and buy supplies. “It’s inconvenient for RSOs — especially if they don’t plan something until the end of the semester — because the funds are already gone,” Co-President Grace Waters,

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senior biomedical engineer major, said. Joining DeWitt and Goodwin on this year’s allocation committee were Petersen, Director of Student Affairs Finance Colis Chambers, Director of Budgeting Deborah Becker, faculty member Susan Keys and Billy Lockhart, then graduate student appointed to the committee by President Raines. The committee’s increased allocation to Frosh Camp — the camp for incoming freshmen that takes place every summer and is put on by the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement but formerly sponsored by the SGA — allowed for a third camp to take place this past summer.

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“The camp had sold out for three straight years, and it was an appropriate time to add a third camp,” said Justin Lawhead, associate dean for leadership and involvement. “The increased funding supported adding that camp and allowing all students — who were interested — to attend.” Petersen said the committee valued Frosh Camp because the retention rate for the 2011 group of participants was 95 percent. While it varies yearly, Lawhead said it is consistently higher than the overall institutional rate each year. Some committee members said they viewed Frosh Camp as a “fixed cost” to be allocated full funding because its expenses were set costs such as gas, food and lodging. Lawhead, who is in charge of the camp, said that in actuality the funding is also spent on camp supplies, T-shirts, programs and a stipend for counselors and Executive Board members. They have some money left over most years, he said, which rolls over to fund the next year’s camps. Other revenue for the camp comes from registration fees and advertising sales. While the camp received the largest increase in funding, groups in the College of Communication and Fine Arts received the most cuts. Some committee members have said they viewed the arts as an area that could be cut because the groups can receive departmental help. Luebbers said this is a problem. “I believe that Dean Petersen is committed to giving students who are forced to pay these whopping fees significant power over their distribution, and I sympathize with this point of view,” Luebbers said, “but the cultural programs that have traditionally been co-sponsored by Student Activity Fees are hurt by inconsistency and materially threatened by reductions in the allocations.” n


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Tigers to face UCF in C-USA Tourney By Bryan Heater

bheater@dailyhelmsman.com It was not a storybook ending like last year when the University of Memphis women’s soccer team completed an undefeated regular season. But nonetheless, the Tigers have a chance to make a run at their sixthstraight Conference USA title, starting with the No. 20 University of Central Florida Knights tonight in El Paso, Texas. The Tigers (10-7-1) are coming off a 4-0 drubbing of UAB last Thursday in the regular season finale after dropping four of their last six games. Head coach Brooks Monaghan hopes to carry some of that momentum into tonight’s match against the Knights (14-4-1). “The kids are in good spirits, we’re getting healthy and it gives ourselves a chance,” Monaghan said. “I feel good about the team right now. Obviously we got an incredibly tough draw, but I feel good about where we’re at at the moment, so we’re looking forward to it.” Memphis enters tonight’s game with an 8-3-1 advantage in the alltime series, with the Tigers winning the last match earlier this season 2-1 in overtime. The match will be the fifth meeting in the last six games in the C-USA Tournament, with three of

those four coming in the championship game. “I think our kids know it is a good thing to play UCF, even though it is a tough draw,” Monaghan said. “We have a lot respect for those guys, but there are no ifs, ands or buts about it. Our kids know they have to be at their best to get the result. If you can beat UCF, you can beat anybody.” The Knights boast one of the premiere defenses in C-USA and the country. For the season, UCF has allowed 11 goals on 158 shots. C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Marissa Diggs and goalkeeper Lianne Maldonado leads the defense. Diggs and Maldonado anchored a defense that ranked sixth in the nation for shutout percentage (.632) and goalsagainst average (.561.) In the net, Maldonado has allowed nine goals for a 0.63 gaa. She has also made 50 saves for a .847 save percentage. The Tigers will look to junior midfielder-forward and C-USA Offensive Player of the Year Christabel Oduro to break down a stifling UCF defense. Oduro leads C-USA with 13 goals on the season. “There’s no question with UCF that our kids know we have to be at our best,” Monaghan said. “Everyone that has been a part of this program knows that UCF is a very quality program and whenever we’ve gotten

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Junior Christabel Oduro goes for a goal against the Rice Owls earlier in the season. the results we’ve played very well and we’ve had to.” Offensively, Nicolette Radovcic is the Knights’ top goal scorer with 11 goals this season. She is just one piece of an offense that averages 2.47 goals on 16.5 shots per game. The offense also does a good job spreading the

Cross-country team takes fourth FREE THE By Bryan Heater

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The University of Memphis men’s cross-country team took fourth place Monday at the Conference USA Championships. The finish was the highest for the Tigers since joining the conference in 1996 as a charter member. Before Monday, the team had never garnered a top-five finish. Placing ahead of the Tigers were Tulsa, first; UTEP, second; and Rice, third. James Maglasang was the top finisher for Memphis, crossing the finish line in 25:02.70 for 13th place. Teammate Daniel Kuhman crossed right after Maglasang with a time of 25:10.20, good for 14th. Both received All-C-USA honors for their finishes. The Tigers had three other runners place in the top-30 on the day. Julien Wolf came in 22nd with a time of 25:38.10, and teammates Austin Carter (25:48.90, 27th) and Aiden Galasso (25:55.40, 30th) also earned top-30 finishes. Rounding out the Tigers were Fabian Fiege (26:21.30, 37th), Stephen Tankersley (26:37.00, 43rd), Keanan Joyner (28:17.30, 58th) and Godfrey Fayne (28:34.00, 60th). The women also took to the trail, earning a 10th place finish.

They were led by Louisa Lingley (18:09.50), who placed 29th. Nandia Taylor came in second on the team with a time of 18:28.20 to place 37th. The Tigers will take to the course again Nov. 9, when they compete in the NCAA South Regional Championship in Tallahassee, Fla. n

ball, as 14 different players have netted the ball on the year. Freshman goalkeeper Christa Strickland and the Tigers defense will have a tough task of slowing down the Knights’ attack. Though the stretch run to the reg-

ular season was a tough pill to swallow, Monaghan said his Tigers will come out swinging. “There are no surprises.” Monaghan said. “We know what we have to do and now its just do it.” n

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