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General Information School Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davidson College Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davidson, N.C. Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1837 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,800 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wildcats School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red (PMS 186) and Black Conference . . . . . . . . . . . Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Ross (Davidson ’72) Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Murphy (Davidson ’78) Home Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cannon Natatorium (750)

table of contents Davidson Quick Facts . . . . . . . . 1 2009-10 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2009-10 Roster/Team Photo . 2-3 Men’s Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Men’s Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Women’s Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Women’s Profiles . . . . . . . . 10-15 Head Coach John Young . . . . . 16 Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . 17 2008-09 Year in Review . . . 18-19 Honors & Awards . . . . . . . . 20-21 Men’s Top-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Women’s Top-10 . . . . . . . . . . . .23 The Record Book . . . . . . . . . 24-25

This is Davidson . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Local Attractions . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Strength & Conditioning . . 34-35 Athletic Facilities . . . . . . . . 36-37 Academic Success . . . . . . . . 38-39 Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Athletic Directory . . . . . . . . 42-43 Conference Affiliations . . . . . . 44 2007-08 Highlights . . . . . . . . . . IC

Coaching Staff Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Young (Williams College ‘97) E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . joyoung@davidson.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2812 Diving Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Hintz (Western Ill. ‘05) E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . aahintz@davidson.edu Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Brammer (Truman State) E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . chbrammer@davidson.edu Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kylie Gamelier (Toledo ‘09) E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kygamelier@davidson.edu

2009-10 schedule Oct.

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Clemson East Carolina at Emory William & Mary at Coll. of Charleston*

Davidson, N.C. Davidson, N.C. Atlanta, Ga. Davidson, N.C. Charleston, S.C.

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Team Information 2008-09 Dual-Meet Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 2008-09 CCSA Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 2008-09 CCSA Championship Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd

Sports Information Sports Information Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marc Gignac Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2123 Swimming & Diving Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Biggers E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . labiggers@davidson.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2815 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2636 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.davidsonwildcats.com

Davidson College welcomes your coverage of Wildcat swimming & diving in 2009-10. For interviews, information or pictures, please contact Lauren Biggers of the Sports Information Office. Phone: (704) 894.2815 Fax: (704) 894.2636 E-mail: labiggers@davidson.edu On the covers — The 2009-10 Swimming & Diving Guide features (clockwise from the top left corner) senior Caroline Curtiss, junior Emily Castle, senior Miller Williams and sophomore Curtis Chaney.

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VMI* (M) Davidson, N.C. at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. Ga. Southern*, Radford*, Campbell* and NC A&T* (W) Davidson, N.C. at Gardner-Webb* Boiling Springs, N.C. CCSA Championships

Knoxville, Tenn.

Boldface type denotes home meet. All times are EST and subject to change. *Asterisk denotes CCSA opponent.

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2009-10 swimming & diving quick facts


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2009-10 team/roster

Front (l-r): Casey Gemunder, Jessica Ardecky, Allison Cottle, Jessica Delgehausen, Jean DeOrnellas, Lillie Seifart, Lauren Kamperman, Kelsi Hobbs, Kelsey Chisholm, Casey Van Tassell, Asst. Coach Kylie Gamelier.  Middle (l-r): Head Coach John Young, Lindsey Martin, Emily Castle, Bryan Droll, Tim Keating, Drew Onken, Miller Williams, Curtis Chaney, Wills Cooper, David Kerman, Ben Wilde, Meagan Madden, Ineke Stegger, Asst. Coach Chris Brammer. Back (l-r): Caitlin Sheetz, Caroline Curtiss, Linnea Buttermore, Brian Seo, Marcus Carson, Chris Leonard, Brad Carman, Tennant Brastow, Ben Lucas, Colin Nelson, Joe Burquist, Alexa Richardson, Juliana Porter, Anna Stringfield. Not Pictured: McKensie Carr, Diving Coach Aaron Hintz, Geoffrey Peitz, Hailey Szymczak, Patrick Whitman, Lynea Witczak.

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seniors

juniors

Linnea Buttermore, Miller Williams, Caroline Curtiss,  Caitlin Sheetz, Brad Carman and Kelsey Chisholm.

Back (l-r): Tennant Brastow, Ben Lucas, Bryan Droll. Front (l-r): Lindsey Martin, Anna Stringfield, Jessica Delgehausen, Casey Gemunder, Alexa Richardson, Ineke Stegger and Emily Castle. Not pictured: McKensie Carr, Hailey Szymczak, Patrick Whitman and Lynea Witczak.

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freshmen

Joe Burquist, Lauren Kamperman, Colin Nelson, Casey Van Tassell, Curtis Chaney, Meagan Madden, David Kerman, Juliana Porter, Brian Seo and Jessica Ardecky. Not pictured: Geoffrey Peitz.

Back (l-r): Marcus Carson, Wills Cooper, Drew Onken, Tim Keating, Ben Wilde, Chris Leonard. Front (l-r): Allison Cottle, Kelsi Hobbs, Lillie Seifart, Jean DeOrnellas.

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2009-10 team/roster Tennant Brastow Joe Burquist Brad Carman Marcus Carson Curtis Chaney Wills Cooper Bryan Droll Tim Keating David Kerman Chris Leonard Ben Lucas Colin Nelson Drew Onken Geoffrey Peitz Brian Seo Patrick Whitman Ben Wilde Miller Williams

Women’s Roster Jessica Ardecky Linnea Buttermore McKensie Carr Emily Castle Kelsey Chisholm Allison Cottle Caroline Curtiss Jessica Delgehausen Jean DeOrnellas Casey Gemunder Kelsi Hobbs Lauren Kamperman Meagan Madden Lindsey Martin Juliana Porter Alexa Richardson Lillie Siefart Caitlin Sheetz Ineke Stegger Anna Stringfield Hailey Szymczak Casey Van Tassell Lynea Witczak

Event

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High School

Free/Fly/Back/IM Fly/Free Free Back/Free Free Free Free Fly Fly/Back Free Free/Breast/IM IM/Free IM/Breast Back/Fly/IM IM/Free Fly Free Free/Fly

Jr. So. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Sr.

Farmville, Va. Boise, Idaho Cincinnati, Ohio Woodstock, Ga. Fort Wayne, Ind. Chestertown, Md. Duluth, Ga. Efland, N.C. Atlanta, Ga. Philomath, Ore. Asburn, Va. The Woodlands, Texas Marietta, Ga. Fishers, Ind. Lansing, Kan. Davidson, N.C. Princeton, N.J. Lookout Mountain, Ga.

Prince Edward County Boise Saint Xavier Woodstock Northrop St. Andrews College Peachtree Ridge Cedar Ridge The Westminster School Philomath Broad Run John Cooper School Walker School Hamilton Southeastern Leavenworth Homeschool Peddie School Baylor School

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Hometown

High School

Diving Diving Free/Back Fly/Back/Free Diving Free/IM Breast/IM Free/Fly/IM Fly/Free Fly/Free Fly/Back IM/Free Free/Back Free/Back Breast Breast/Free Free/IM Free Breast/IM Back/Free/IM Breast Free Breast/Free

So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr.

Encinitas, Calif. Mountainside, N.J. West Des Moines, Iowa Grayson, Ga. Brownsburg, Ind. Tallahassee, Fla. Denver, Colo. Rogers, Minn. Fairfax, Va. Bethesda, Md. Portsmouth, N.H. Hilton Head Island, S.C. Richmond, Va. Dalton, Ga. Norfolk, Va. Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Pittsburgh, Pa. Indianapolis, Ind. Waynesville, N.C. Chevy Chase, Md. Charlotte, N.C. Brookeville, Md.

La Costa Canyon Governor Livingston West Des Moines Valley Grayson Brownsburg Lawton Chiles J.K. Mullen Elk River Fairfax Stone Ridge Portsmouth Hilton Head Douglas Freeman Girls Preparatory School Norfolk Collegiate School Charlotte Christian Myers Park Taylor Allerdice Carmel Tuscola Bethesda Chevy Chase Myers Park Sherwood

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2009-10 swimming & diving team Men’s Roster

coaching staff Name

Position

Year

Alma Mater

John Young Aaron Hintz Chris Brammer Kylie Gamelier

Head Coach Diving Coach Asst. Coach Asst. Coach

4th 3rd 1st 1st

Williams College ‘97 Western Illinois University ‘05 Truman State University ‘06 University of Toledo ‘09

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men’s season outlook

After finishing second at the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association championships for the past two seasons, the Davidson Wildcat men’s swimming and diving team is hoping to finally break through for a title. Leading the charge for the Wildcats will be 2009 CCSA Male Freshman of the Year Curtis Chaney, who will be joined by fellow Davidson record-holders Patrick Whitman, Miller Williams and Geofffrey Peitz. In addition to the four record-holders, the Wildcat men’s roster boasts seven Davidson Top-10 performers, while the addition of six highly talented freshmen round out a team that could be title contenders in 2009-10.

distance freestyle The Wildcats will need to replace the school record-holder in both the 1000 and 1650 freestyles, Merritt Peele, in the distance freestyle events. Sophomore Brian Seo swam into seventh-place on the Davidson Top-10 performers list in both events (9:51.89, 1000 free; 16:23.96, 1650 free) and should continue to improve upon his freshman season times. After being named Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year at the 2009 CCSAs, Chaney will continue to lead the Wildcats in the mid-distance freestyle events. In his freshman season, Chaney won both the 200 and 500 freestyles in school-record times at the CCSAs, 1:37.72 and 4:26.89, respectively. Freshman Wills Cooper could also give the Wildcats another presence in the distance freestyles.

sprint freestyle Whitman is the school record-holder in the 50 free, winning the event with a time of 20.66 at the 2009 CCSAs. Classmate Bryan Droll finished second in the event with a time of 20.79, also placing him second on the Davidson Top-10 performers list in the event. The pair are also Davidson Top-10 performers in the 100 free, with Droll third with a time of 45.69 and Whitman seventh with a time of 46.50. Seniors Brad Carman and Miller Williams are also Davidson Top-10 performers who should contribute in the sprint freestyles and

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Burquist’s time of 52.77 (2009 CCSAs) ranks him seventh in the 100. The Wildcats also add freshman Marcus Carson, who could contribute in the backstroke events.

butterfly

breaststroke

Williams set a school record with a runnerup time of 49.65 in the 100 fly and returns as the ‘Cats’ best option in the event for his final season. Sophomore Joe Burquist is second with a time of 50.72 from the CCSAs, and Carman is third with his time of 50.88 from the league championships. Sophomore Geoffrey Peitz made a splash for the Wildcats in his rookie campaign, setting a pair of school records, including the 200 fly with a time of 1:51.84 at the league championships. Peitz also ranks eighth on the Top10 performers in the 100 flys with a time of 51.80 from a dual meet against East Carolina. Williams is also a Top-10 performer in the 200 fly, ranking fourth with a time of 1:54.11, and sophomore David Kerman is 10th with a time of 1:56.05. Freshmen Cooper, Tim Keating, Chris Leonard and Drew Onken could also make an impact for the ‘Cats in the butterfly events.

Whitman is the lone returning Wildcat with a Top-10 performer time in the 100 breaststroke. Whitman’s time of 59.24 at the 2009 CCSAs ranks him eighth in the event. Likewise, Kerman returns as the lone Top10 performer in the 200 breaststroke, with a time of 2:10.51 from last season’s league championships placing him 10th in the event. Junior Ben Lucas is also a capable swimmer for the Wildcats in the breaststroke events. The Wildcats also expect freshman Onken to contribute immediately in the breaststroke events. A talented breaststroker, he has the ability to compete for conference titles.

individual medley Peitz rewrote the Davidson record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:51.88 at the CCSAs and could challenge his own best again. He is also a Davidson Top-10 performer, ranking eighth in the 400 IM behind a time of 4:10.14 at the 2009 CCSAs. Kerman became the runner-up on the Top-10 performers list with a time of 4:03.43 in the 400 IM at the 2009 league championships and returns for another shot at the record in 2009-10. Sophomore Brian Seo and Lucas are also Wildcat Top-10 performers in the 400 IM. Seo ranks fourth behind a time of 4:05.84 at the 2009 CCSAs, while Lucas is ninth with a time of 4:10.27 from the league championships. The versatile Onken should excell at the IM as well and should give the Wildcats another dominate performer in the event.

backstroke Davidson will have to replace school record-holder Scott Frantz in both backstroke events, but has the depth to do so. Peitz swam the second-best time in Davidson history in the 100 back (50.51) at the 2009 CCSAs and could challenge Frantz’s time of 50.21 this season. Peitz also is a Top-10 performer in the 200 back with a time of 1:52.94 from the 2009 Nike Invitational. Junior Tennant Brastow is a Wildcat Top10 performer in both backstroke events, ranked fifth in the 100 back and eighth in the 200 with a times of 52.00 and 1:53.81, respectively, from the 2009 CCSAs. Sophomores David Kerman and Joe Burquist are also Top-10 performers that should contribute again in the backstrokes in 2009-10. Kerman’s time of 1:52.04 (2009 CCSAs) lists him fourth in the 200 back, while

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Brad Carman Senior w Freestyle Cincinnati, Ohio Saint Xavier Economics

Wildcat Career: School record-holder as a member of the 400 medley relay and the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays ... Wildcat Top-10 performer in 50 free (21.25/5th), 100 free (46.27/5th) and 100 fly (50.88/3rd) … 2009 CCSA champion as a member of the 200 and 800 free relays ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (50 free/5th, 100 fly/7th, 100 free/4th) ... 2008 CCSA championship finalist (100 fly/5th, 100 free/8th) … 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (50 free/12th) … conference championship relay team member (2007, 2009) … relay event winner at Duke (2006-07). Prep/Personal: Three-time All-American … First-Team All-GCL … twotime all-city selection … senior captain … team won four state championships … National Merritt Scholar … Eagle Scout.

Miller Williams Senior w Freestyle/Butterfly Lookout Mountain, Ga. Baylor School Mathematics

Wildcat Career: School record-holder in the 100 fly (:49.47/2009) and as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:32.88/2008), the 400 medley relay (3:24.81/2008) and the 200 free relay (1:24.07/2008) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in 50 free (21.42/7th) and 200 fly (1:54.11/4th) … 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (50 free/10th, 100 fly/2nd, 200 fly/6th) ... 2008 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 200 free (1:24.07/2nd), 200 medley (1:32.88/2nd) and 400 medley relays (3:24.81/2nd) … 2008 CCSA championship finalist (50 free/6th, 100 fly/4th, 200 fly/3rd) … 2007 CAA championship finalist (100 fly/5th) … conference championship relay team member (2007, 2008, 2009) … team’s Most Promising Freshman (2007) … individual event winner against Clemson (2007-08), Davidson Invite (2007-08), Gardner-Webb (2007-08, 2008-09) and UNCW (2007-08) … relay event winner against CAA Pod Meet (2006-07), Davidson Invite (2006-07), Gardner-Webb (2007-08), UNCW (2007-08) and Wingate (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Baylor’s Geof Gaborino Male Swimmer of the Year … ninth in 100 fly at Tennessee state meet … participated in numerous math competitions, finishing sixth at the TMTA as a sophomore.

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wildcat men profiles Tennant Brastow

Patrick Whitman

Junior w Freestyle/Butterfly/Backstroke/IM Farmville, Va. Prince Edward County Economics

Junior w Butterfly Davidson, N.C. Homeschool Music

Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 back (:52.00/5th) and the 200 back (1:53.81/8th) … 2009 CCSA championship finalist (100 back/6th, 200 back/8th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (50 free/14th) ... 2008 CCSA championship finalist (200 IM/8th, 100 back/6th) … 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (100 free/13th) … relay event winner against Emory (2007-08) and Wingate (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Best times in the 100 fly (52.61) and 200 fly (1:56.71).

Bryan Droll

Wildcat Career: School-record holder in the 50 free (20.66/2009) and as a member of the 200 free relay (1:24.07/2008) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 fly (52.34/8th) ... 2009 CCSA champion in the 50 free (:20.66) and as a member of the 200 and 800 free relays … 2009 CCSA championship finalist (100 breast/5th, 100 free/6th) ... 2008 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 200 free relay (1:24.07/2nd) … 2008 CCSA championship finalist (50 free/7th) … 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (100 fly/10th, 100 free/10th) ... conference championship relay team member (2008, 2009) ... individual event winner against Gardner-Webb (2008-09). Prep/Personal: Entered with best times of 54.88 in the 100 fly and 1:59.76 in the 200 fly.

Junior w Freestyle Duluth, Ga. Peachtree Ridge Psychology

Joe Burquist Sophomore w Butterfly/Freestyle Boise, Idaho Boise Undeclared

Wildcat Career: School record-holder as a member of the 200 medley relay and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 50 free (20.79/2nd) and the 100 free (45.69/3rd) ... 2009 CCSA champion as a member of the 200 free relay ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (50 free/2nd, 100 free/2nd) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (200 free/10th) ... 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (50 free/15th, 100 free/15th) ... conference championship relay team member (2009). Prep/Personal: Entered with bests of 24.7 in the 50 free and 55.1 in the 100 free.

Ben Lucas

Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 back (:52.77/7th) and the 100 fly (:50.72/2nd) ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (100 fly/5th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (100 back/9th ... relay event winner against Clemson (2008-09) and Emory (2008-09). Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner at Boise ... NSCA All-America ... Scholastic All-America ... state champion in the 100 butterfly (2005-07) and the 100 backstroke (2006-07) ... district-record holder in the 100 butterfly ... honor roll (2004-07).

Junior w Freestyle/Breaststroke/IM Asburn, Va. Broad Run History & German

Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 400 IM (4:10.27) ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (400 IM/6th, 200 breast/7th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (200 IM/13th) ... 2008 CCSA championship finalist (400 IM/7th, 200 breast/6th) … 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (200 IM/1:59.92) … individual event winner against Emory (2007-08) and the College of Charleston (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Entered with bests — 50 free (25.01), 100 free (53.93), 200 free (1:53.02), 500 free (4:56.05), 1000 free (10:12.56) and 1650 free (17:09.14).

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wildcat men profiles Colin Nelson

Sophomore w Freestyle Fort Wayne, Ind. Northrop Undeclared

Sophomore w IM/Freestyle The Woodlands, Texas John Cooper School Undeclared

Wildcat Career: School record-holder in the 200 free (1:37.72/2009) and the 500 free (4:26.89/2009) and as a member of the 400 medley relay, the 400 freestyle relay and the 800 freestyle relay ... Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 free (:45.49/2nd) ... named 2009 CCSA Most Outstanding Freshman Performer (male) ... CCSA champion in the 100 free (:45.78), the 200 free (1:37.72), the 500 free (4:26.89) and as a member of the 800 freestyle relay ... conference championship relay team member (2009) ... individual event winner against Davidson Invitational (2008-09), Emory (2008-09), Gardner-Webb (2008-09) and William & Mary (2008-09) ... relay event winner against Clemson (2008-09) and College of Charleston (200809). Prep/Personal: All-America in 2007 ... Academic All-America in 2008 ... All-Conference in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... All-Area in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... team captain in 2007 and 2008 ... MVP in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Outstanding Performance in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... seven-time conference champion ... six-time sectional champion ... lost only two individual races during entire high school career ... graduated with five school records (100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay) ... graduated fourth in his class ... Top Scholar Athlete ... member of National Honor Society ... three-time Academic Letter Winner ... eighttime Scholar with Distinction Honor Roll.

David Kerman Sophomore w Butterfly/Backstroke Atlanta, Ga. The Westminister School Undeclared

Wildcat Career: 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (500 free/10th, 400 IM/12th).

Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner at The John Cooper School.

Geoffrey Peitz Sophomore w Backstroke/Butterfly/IM Fishers, Ind. Hamilton Southeastern Undeclared

Wildcat Career: School record-holder in the 200 fly (1:51.84/2009) and the 200 IM (1:51.88/2009) and as a member of the 400 medley relay ... Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 back (:50:51/2nd), the 200 back (1:52.94/6th), 100 fly (:51.80/8th) and the 400 IM (4:10.14/8th) ... 2009 CCSA champion in 200 fly (1:51.84) ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (200 IM/2nd, 100 back/2nd) ... conference championship relay team member (2009) ... individual event winner against Clemson (2008-09), College of Charleston (2008-09), Davidson Invitational (2008-09), East Carolina (2008-09), Emory (2008-09), Gardner-Webb (2008-09) and William & Mary (2008-09) ... relay event winner against Emory (2008-09). Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner at Hamilton Southern ... enters with personal bests of 52.56 in 100 backstroke and 51.33 in 100 butterfly ... Indianapolis Star Academic All-Star ... Scholar Athlete of the Year 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... recipient of the Nathan King Mental Attitude Award.

Brian Seo

Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 200 back

Sophomore w IM/Freestyle Lansing, Kan. Leavenworth Undeclared

(1:52.04/4th), the 200 breast (2:10/51/10th), the 200 fly (1:55.82/10th) and the 400 IM (4:03.43/2nd) ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (400 IM/2nd, 200 back/3rd, 200 breast/5th). Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner at The Westminister School ... All-State ... four-time team state champion ... team captain ... academic All-America.

Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 1000 free (9:51.89/7th), the 1650 free (16:23.96/2009) and the 400 IM (4:05.84/4th) ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (400 IM/5th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (200 IM/9th) ... individual event winner against East Carolina (2008-09). Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner at Leavenworth ... All-state in 2008 ... graduated as the school-record holder in the 100 free, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, and 200 butterfly ... member of the Honor Roll and National Honor Roll ... Kansas Honor Scholar ... Kansas Horizon Scholar.

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wildcat men profiles Marcus Carson

Chris Leonard

Freshman w Backstroke/Freestyle Woodstock, Ga. Woodstock Undeclared

Freshman w Freestyle Philomath, Ore. Philomath Undeclared

Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner at Woodstock ... named AllCounty in 2006 and 2007 ... team captain in 2008 and 2009 ... was a fourtime state qualifier ... graduated as a member of the school-record holding 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays ... academic letterwinner in 2008 and 2009 ... graduated with honors ... father, Alfred Carson, attended Davidson.

Wills Cooper

Prep/Personal:

Four-year letterwinner at Philomath ... league MVP as both a junior and a senior ... three-time state qualifier ... placed fifth in the state in the 500 freestyle and sixth in the 200 freestyle as a senior ... named first-team all-league in the 200 and 500 freestyles in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... also a member of the varsity soccer team for two seasons, earning one letter ... first-team Academic All-American ... student of the month as a freshman and a senior ... received school’s award in citizenship as a senior ... named math and Spanish student of the year as a junior.

Drew Onken

Freshman w Freestyle Chestertown, Md. St. Andrews College Undeclared

Freshman w IM/Breaststroke Marietta, Ga. Walker School Undeclared

Prep/Personal: Named Second-Team All-Conference DISC (Delaware Independent School Conference) in 2006-07 ... First-Team All-Conference DISC in 2007-08 and 2008-09 ... Second-Team All-State Delaware in 200809 ... NISCA All-America in the 200 Free Relay in 2008-09 ... team captain and team MVP in 2009-09 ... graduated as the school record-holder in the 500 freestyle (5:01.15) and as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:39.27), 200 freestyle relay (1:26.80) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:17.40) ... also four-year varsity letterwinner in soccer and a member of the JV crew team for two years and the JV tennis team for a year ... National Merit Scholar (Honorable Mention) ... AP Scholar ... Voorhees Classical Scholar Award.

Tim Keating

Prep/Personal: All-County for Cobb County as a junior and senior ... two-time county champion in the 200 IM ... All-America in 2009 ... schoolrecord holder in the 100 breast and 200 IM ... graduated summa cum laude ... trained eight years with the Marietta Marlins, under the direction of Yit Aun Lim ... three-time Georgia State Champion in the 400 IM (summer long course 2008, winter short course 2008, summer long course 2009) ... named most outstanding male performer at the 2008 winter short course at the Georgia State Championships ... qualifier at junior nationals (2007, 2008, 2009), senior nationals (2008), US Open (2009) and the world championship trials (2009).

Ben Wilde

Freshman w Butterfly Efland, N.C. Cedar Ridge Undeclared

Freshman w Freestyle Princeton, N.J. Peddie School Undeclared

Prep/Personal: Two-time letterwinner at Cedar Ridge ... competed at the N.C. State Championship Finals in his senior and junior seasons ... consolation finalist as a junior ... graduated as school-record holder in the 100 fly ... also four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and a member of the winter track team as a freshman and the golf team as a sophomore ... scholar athlete of every season of participation ... recipient of the International Baccalaureate Diploma ... USA North Carolina Cabinet making State Champion and AWFS National’s People’s Choice Award for dining room table.

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women’s season outlook

distance freestyle The Wildcats will face the challenge of replacing the school record-holder in the 1000 free and the 1650 free, Alanna Ream, in the distance freestyle events, but junior Jessica Delgehausen could have a breakout season. Entering her third season, Delgehausen sits third on the Davidson Top-10 performers list in the 1000 free with a time of 10:22.13 from a dual meet at Georgia Southern. She also is fourth on the Top-10 performers list in the 1650 free with a time of 17:21.19 from the 2009 Davidson Invitational. Senior Caitlin Sheetz swam a Davidson best in the 500 free with a time of 4:57.85 at the 2009 CCSAs and should once again pace the Wildcats in that distance. Sheetz is also second on the Davidson Top-10 performers list in both the 1000 free (10:21.65, 2009 CCSAs) and the 1650 free (17:09.41, 2009 CCSAs). Sophomore Meagan Madden also swam onto both Top-10 performer lists in her freshman season (sixth in 1000 free with a time of 10:34.58 and seventh in the 1650 free with a time of 17:44.41) and should improve on that experience in her second season.

sprint freestyle For a third straight season, the Wildcats are paced by Martin in the sprints. The school record-holder in the 50 (22.99), the 100 (49.67) and the 200 (1:50.15), Martin is also undefeat-

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ed in the 50 and 100 freestyles at the conference championships. She is also a critical cog in the Wildcat relays, swimming leadoff on the record-holding 200 medley and 200 and 400 freestyle relays and anchoring the all-time best 400 medley relay. Classmate Castle is second on the Davidson Top-10 performers list in both events, with times of 23.58 in the 50 free and 51.25 in the 100 at the 2009 CCSAs. Sophomore Casey Van Tassell is also a consistent presence for the Wildcats in the sprint freestyles, swimming onto both Top-10 performer lists as a freshman. Her time of 24.09 from the 2009 CCSAs ranks her fourth in the 50 free, while her time of 51.96 in the 100 free at the meet ranks her equally. Junior Alexa Richardson, who ranks sixth on the Davidson Top-10 performers list in the 50 free (24.38, 2009 CCSAs), is another swimmer who could make an impact for Davidson.

butterfly Castle holds the school record in the 100 butterfly with a first-place time of 54.62 from the conference championships last season, improving on her third place finish at the 2008 CCSAs. This season, she should continue to pace the Wildcats in the sprint butterfly, while also acting as a major contributor to the Wildcat relays. She is a member of the school recordholding 200 medley and 400 medley, swimming the butterfly leg on both at the 2009 CCSAs, where she also swam on the Wildcats’ record-setting 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Sophomore Lauren Kamperman made an immediate splash for the Wildcats, swimming a new school record in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:06.84 at the 2009 CCSAs. She also swam onto the Top-10 performers list, in 10th with a time of 59.22 from the league championship. Freshman Kelsi Hobbs could also make an impact for the Wildcats in the butterfly events.

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contender emerges. Hobbs is prehaps best poised, as an individual champion and school record-holder in the 100 backstroke in New Hampshire. Martin, Castle and Delgehausen all have the versatilty to compete in the backstrokes, as does Madden and freshman Jean DeOrnellas. Martin (8th, 1:00.13) and Castle (10th, 1:00.38) both hold spots on the Top-10 perfomers list in the 100 back, and Madden is seventh (2:07.76) in the 200 back.

breaststroke Senior Caroline Curtiss is a Wildcat Top-10 performer in both the 100 (1:06.81) and 200 (2:26.09) on the strength of her performances at the 2009 CCSAs. Junior Hailey Szymczak, placing 10th on the Top-10 performers list with a time of 1:08.41 from last season’s league championships, will also factor into the breaststroke events for the ‘Cats, as will classmate Ineke Stegger, a Wildcat Top-10 performer in both events. Stegger ranks ninth in the 100 back with a time of 1:08.31 from a dual meet against Clemson last season and fourth in the 200 breast with a time of 2:25.23 from the 2008 CCSAs.

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Davidson will be led in the individual medley by junior Anna Stringfield, the school record-holder in the 400 IM (4:25.88, 2009 CCSAs). She is also fourth on the Top-10 performers list in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.93 from last season’s league championships. Kamperman is second on the Top-10 performers list in both the 200 (2:06.62, 2009 CCSAs) and the 400 (4:26.51, 2009 CCSAs) IMs and should once again challenge the records.

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Seniors Kelsey Chisholm and Linnea Buttermore are joined by sophomore Jessica Ardecky earn valuable points for the Wildcats in dual-meet competition. Buttermore finished third on the 1-meter board (228.65) and ninth on the 3-meter board (198.10) at the league championships a season ago, while Ardecky finished 11th in both events as a freshman.

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The Davidson women are entering their third season as members of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, hoping to extend their past success to the 2009-10 season. Both the Wildcat men and women are coming off runner-up finishes a season ago, but for the Davidson women, the goal is to repeat their championship performance from the inaugural 2007-08 season. With 14 upperclassmen steadily winning individual titles and rewriting records, led by standouts Lindsey Martin and Emily Castle and complemented by nine sophomores and freshmen, the Wildcats are poised for a return to greatness.


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wildcat women profiles Linnea Buttermore Senior w Diving Mountainside, N.J. Governor Livingston Sociology Wildcat Career: 2009 All-CCSA on 1-meter (228.65/3rd) ... also finished ninth on the 3-meter (198.10) at the 2009 CCSAs ... 2008 All-CCSA honors for 1-meter diving (218.85/3rd) ... SoCon academic honor roll (2007) ... individual event winner at Davidson Invitational (2008-09) and Emory (2008-09). Prep/Personal: Union County Diver of The Year (2004-2006) … placed seventh at States in New Jersey in 2005 … 2005 North Brunswick Invitational Champion … four-time, first-team all-county selection.

Kelsey Chisholm Senior w Diving Brownsburg, Ind. Brownsburg Physics

0Wildcat Career: Finished in 5th place with a score of 237.00 on the 1meter diving event at the 2007 CAAs … won the 1-meter diving event at the Davidson Invite as well as in a tri-meet with Emory and Georgia Southern last season … named team’s Most Promising Freshman (2007)… individual event winner against College of Charleston (2007-08, 2008-09), Emory (2007-08) and Georgia Southern (2007-08) … SoCon academic honor roll (2007). Prep/Personal: Finished in first place at sectional meet in 2003 … regional qualifier for three consecutive years (2003-05) … state qualifier in 2004.

Caroline Curtiss Senior w Breaststroke/IM Denver, Colo. J.K. Mullen English

Wildcat Career: School record-holder as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:45.32/2009) and the 400 medley relay (3:51.78/2009) ... Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 breast (1:06.81/4th) and the 200 breast (2:26.09/5th)… 2009 CCSA championship finalist (100 breast/5th, 200 breast/6th) ... 2008 CCSA championship finalist (100 breast/8th) … 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (200 free/10th) … 2007 CAA consolation finalist (100 breast/12th) … conference championship relay team member (2007, 2008, 2009). Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner … high school team won three consecutive state titles … All-American … also ran track and skied.

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Caitlin Sheetz Senior w Freestyle Pittsburg, Pa. Taylor Allderdice Biology

Wildcat Career: School-record holder in the 500 free (4:57.85/2009) and as a member of the 800 free relay (7:31.64/2009) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 200 free (1:53.24/4th), the 1000 free (10:21.65/2nd) and the 1650 free (17:09.41/2nd) … 2009 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 800 free relay (2nd) ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (500 free/4th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (200 free/9th) ... 2008 CCSA champion as a member of the 800 free relay (7:36.75) … 2008 CCSA championship finalist (1650 free/6th) … 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (500 free/12th, 200 free/13th) … conference championship relay team member (2007, 2009) … individual event winner against Georgia Southern (2007-08) … relay event winner against College of Charleston (2007-08), Davidson Invite (2007-08), Gardner-Webb (2007-08) and UNCW (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Four-time city champion in 200 and 500 free … state qualifier all four years … placed 10th in 200 free at Pennsylvania state championship as a junior.

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wildcat women profiles McKensie Carr Junior w Freestyle/Backstroke W. Des Moines, Iowa W. Des Moines Valley Psychology

Wildcat Career: Relay event winner against the College of Charleston (2007-08) and Wingate (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Enters with lifetime best that would place her in the Wildcat Top-10 in the 50 free (24.81).

Wildcat Career:

School-record holder as a member of the 800 free relay (7:34.87/2007) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 200 free (1:53.06/3rd), the 500 free (5:02.32/3rd), the 1000 free (10:22.13/3rd) and the 1650 free (17:21.91/4th) … 2008 CCSA champion as a member of the 800 free relay (7:36.75) … 2008 CCSA championship finalist (500 free/4th, 200 free/4th) … individual event winner against the College of Charleston (2008-09), Davidson Invitational (2008-09), Emory (2007-08), Gardner-Webb (2008-09), N.C. A&T (2008-09) and Wingate (2007-08) … relay event winner against Clemson (2007-08), College of Charleston (2007-08), Davidson Invite (2007-08, 2008-09) and Gardner-Webb (200708). Prep/Personal: Lifetime bests would place her in the Wildcat Top-10 in the 50 (24.99), 100 (53.01), 200 (1:53.24), 500 (5:05.28), 1000 (10:38.94), 1650 (17:44.85) freestyles and the 100 (59.58) and 200 (2:15.00) fly.

Casey Gemunder

Emily Castle

Junior w Butterfly/Freestyle Bethesda, Md. Stone Ridge Political Science

Junior w Butterfly/Backstroke/Freestyle Grayson, Ga. Grayson Anthropology

Wildcat Career: School-record holder in the 100 fly (54.62/2009) and as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:45.32/2009), the 400 medley relay (3:51.78/2009), the 200 free relay (1:34.31/2009) and the 400 free relay (3:23.09/2009) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 50 free (23.58/2nd), the 100 free (51.25/2nd) and the 100 back (1:00.38/10th) ... 2009 CCSA champion in the 100 fly (54.62) and as a member of the 400 free relay ... 2009 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 200 free relay ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (50 free/3rd, 100 free/4th) ... 2008 CCSA champion as a member of the 400 free relay (3:28.52) … 2008 All-CCSA honors in the 100 fly (57.88/3rd) and as a member of the 200 free relay (1:36.35/2nd) … 2008 CCSA championship finalist (100 fly, 3rd) … 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (50 free/9th, 100 free/10th) … conference championship relay team member (2008, 2009) … individual event winner against the College of Charleston (2008-09), Davidson Invitational (2008-09), Gardner-Webb (2008-09), Georgia Southern (2007-08), William & Mary (2008-09) and Wingate (2007-08) … relay event winner against Clemson (2007-08), College of Charleston (2007-08), Davidson Invitational (2008-09), Emory (2008-09), Gardner-Webb (2007-08), Wingate (2007-08) and UNCW/Campbell (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Best times in the 50 free (24.79), 500 free (5:22.96) and 100 fly (58.38).

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Lindsey Martin Junior w Freestyle/Backstroke Dalton, Ga. Girls Preparatory School Physics

Wildcat Career: School record-holder in the 50 free (:22.99/2009), the 100 free (:49.67/2009), the 200 free (1:50015/2009) and as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:45.32/2009), the 400 medley relay (3:51.78/2009), the 200 free relay (1:34.31/2009) and the 400 free relay (3:23.09/2009) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 back (1:00.13/8th) ... Academic AllAmerica Honorable Mention (2009) by CSCAA ... 2009 CCSA champion in the 50 free (:23.04) and the 100 free (49.67) and as a member of the 400 free relay ... 2009 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 200 free relay ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (200 free/3rd) ... 2008 CCSA champion in the 50 free (23.62) and 100 free (51.12) and as a member of the 400 free relay (3:28.52) … 2008 All-CCSA honors in the 200 free (1:52.92/2nd) and as a member of the 200 free relay (1:36.35/2nd) … 2008 CCSA championship finalist (200 free/2nd) … conference championship relay team member (2008, 2009) … individual event winner against Clemson (200708, 2008-09), College of Charleston (2007-08, 2008-09), Davidson

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Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 500 free (5:07.78/10th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (500 free/14th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (400 IM/16th, 200 fly/12th) ... 2008 CCSA championship finalist (200 fly/7th) … 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (500 free/1650 free, 400 IM/14th) … individual event winner against Wingate (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Lifetime bests would place her in the Wildcat Top-10 in the 100 fly (59.96) and 1000 (10:39.97) and 1650 (17:36.72) freestyles.

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Alexa Richardson Junior w Breaststroke/Freestyle Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Christian Chemistry

Wildcat Career: School-record holder as a member of the 200 free relay (1:36.35/2008) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 50 free (24.38/6th) ... 2009 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 200 free relay ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (50 free/15th) ... 2008 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 200 free relay (1:36.35/2nd) … relay event winner against Davidson Invite (2007-08), Emory (2007-08), Gardner-Webb (2007-08) and Wingate (2007-08) … conference championship relay team member (2008, 2009). Prep/Personal: Enters with lifetime bests that would place her in the Wildcat Top-10 in the 50 free (24.32) and 100 breast (1:06.90).

Wildcat Career: School-record holder in the 400 IM (4:25.88/2009) and as a member of the 400 medley relay (3:51.78/2009) and the 800 free relay (7:31.64/2009) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 200 free (1:52.93/2nd), the 500 free (5:03.94/4th), the 1000 free (10:29.65/5th), the 100 back Wildcat Career: School-record holder in the 400 IM (4:25.88/2009) and as a member of the 400 medley relay (3:51.78/2009) and the 800 free relay (7:31.64/2009) … Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 200 free (1:52.93/2nd), the 500 free (5:03.94/4th), the 1000 free (10:29.65/5th), the 100 back (:58.97/4th), the 200 back (2:03.65/2nd) and the 200 IM (2:06.93/4th) … 2009 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 800 free relay (2nd) ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (200 IM/8th, 400 IM/3rd, 200 back/4th) ... 2008 CCSA champion in the 400 IM (4:28.44) and as a member of the 400 free (3:28.52) and 800 free relays (7:36.75) … 2008 All-CCSA honors in 200 back (2:06.13/3rd) … 2008 CCSA championship finalist (50 free/7th, 200 IM/5th, 200 back, 3rd) … conference championship relay team member (2008, 2009) … individual event winner against Clemson (2008-09), College of Charleston (2007-08, 2008-09), Davidson Invitational (2007-08, 2008-09), East Carolina (2007-08), Emory (2007-08, 2008-09), GardnerWebb (2007-08, 2008-09), Georgia Southern (2007-08), William & Mary (2008-09), Wingate (2007-08) and UNCW/Campbell (2007-08) … relay event winner against College of Charleston (2007-08), Davidson Invite (2007-08, 2008-09) and Emory (2007-08, 2008-09) ... CCSA Swimmer of the Week. Prep/Personal: Lifetime bests would place her in the Wildcat Top-10 in the 200 (1:55.28), 500 (5:05.42), 1000 (10:33.99) and 1650 (17:40.05) freestyles, 200 back (2:07.92), 100 breast (1:11.89), 200 IM (2:09.07) and 400 IM (4:35.34).

Hailey Szymczak

Ineke Stegger

Junior w Breaststroke Chevy Chase, Md. Bethesda Chevy Chase Spanish

Junior w Breaststroke/IM Indianapolis, Ind. Carmel Political Science

Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 breast (1:08.31/9th), the 200 breast (2:25.23/4th), the 200 IM (2:09.24/5th) and the 400 IM (4:34.41/8th) ... 2008 CCSA championship finalist (200 IM/6th; 400 IM/4th) ... 2008 CCSA consolation finalist (200 breast/9th) ... individual event winner against Clemson (2007-08), College of Charleston (200708), Emory (2007-08) and Gardner-Webb (2007-08) ... relay event winner against College of Charleston (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Lifetime bests would place her in the Wildcat Top-10 in the 200 IM (2:09.43), 400 IM (4:31.21), 500 free (5:09.37), 100 breast (1:08.21) and 200 breast (2:26.62).

Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 breast (1:08.41/10th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (100 breast/13th, 200 breast/11th) ... finished in 5th place with a score of 237.00 on the 1-meter diving event at the 2007 CAAs … won the 1-meter diving event at the Davidson Invite as well as in a tri-meet with Emory and Georgia. Prep/Personal: Lifetime best would place her in the Wildcat Top-10 in the 100 breast (1:10.10).

Lynea Witczak Junior w Breaststroke/Freestyle Brookeville, Md. Sherwood Biology

Anna Stringfield Junior w Backstroke/Freestyle/IM Waynesville, N.C. Tuscola Spanish

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Invitational(2007-08, 2008-09), Duke/South Carolina (2007-08), East Carolina (2007-08, 2008-09), Emory (2007-08, 2008-09), Gardner-Webb (2007-08), Georgia Southern (2007-08), N.C. A&T (2008-09), UNCW/Campbell (2007-08), William & Mary (2008-09), Wingate (2007-08) … relay event winner against Clemson (2007-08), College of Charleston (2007-08), Davidson Invite (2007-08, 2008-09), Emory (2007-08, 2008-09), Wingate (2007-08), UNCW/Cambpell (2007-08). Prep/Personal: Bests in the 50 (23.87) and 100 (51.41) freestyles.


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wildcat women profiles Jessica Ardecky

Meagan Madden

Sophomore w Diving Encinitas, Calif. La Costa Canyon Undeclared

Sophomore w Freestyle/Backstroke Richmond, Va. Douglas Freeman Undeclared

Wildcat Career:

Finished 11th (165.85) in the 1-meter and the 3-meter (178.55) at the 2009 CCSAs. Prep/Personal: Finished in first place at sectional meet in 2003 … regional qualifier for three consecutive years (2003-05) … state qualifier in 2004.

Lauren Kamperman

Wildcat Career: Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 500 free (5:06.39/8th), the 1000 free (10:34.58/6th), the 1650 free (17:44.41/7th) and the 200 back (2:07.76/7th) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (500 free/13th, 200 back/9th). Prep/Personal: Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society.

Juliana Porter Sophomore w Breaststroke Norfolk, Va. Norfolk Collegiate School Undeclared

Sophomore w IM/Freestyle Hilton Head Island, S.C. Hilton Head Undeclared

Wildcat Career: School record-holder in the 200 fly (2:06.84/2009) ... Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 100 fly (:59.22/10th), the 200 IM (2:06.62/2nd) and the 400 IM (4:26.51/2nd) ... 2009 CCSA championship finalist (200 IM/7th, 400 IM/4th, 200 fly/7th) ... individual event winner against College of Charleston (2008-09), Emory (2008-09) and N.C. A&T (2008-09). Prep/Personal: South Carolina State Champion 200 Freestyle (2007), 500 Freestyle (2003), 400 Freestyle Relay (2005, 2007) in South Carolina High School League ... South Carolina High School Sports Report AllState Swim Team (2007) ... Island Packet-Beaufort Gazette 2007 Swimming MVP ... Hilton Head Island High School Women’s Swimming MVP in 2007 ... Seahawk Award recipient in 2006 and 2007 ... as a member of USA Swimming (1997-2008), ranked #14 nationally in the 1000 freestyle, seven Top-16 times, and Southern Age Group Champion 500 freestyle and 1000 freestyle in 12 and under ... won 14 South Carolina Individual State Championships in 13 and under ... South Carolina Zone Team 2003 and 2006 ... Speedo Senior Sectionals 2003-2008 ... graduated as Hilton Head Island’s school-record holder in the 200 Freestyle (1:54) and 400 Freestyle Relay (3:40.20) ... member of National Society of High School Scholars, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society (VP) and Mu Alpha Theta ... recipient of US Achievement Academy National Science Merit Award ... South Carolina Junior Scholar ... 2007 Speedo NISCA Academic All American ... also played varsity basketball.

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VCIS state finalist in 100 breaststroke and consolation finalist in 200 IM ... varsity letterwinner every year since 7th grade ... Varsity MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... All-conference honorable mention in 2007 ... Sectionals qualifier ... enters with personal bests of 1:08.95 in the 100 breaststroke, 2:28.99 in the 200 breaststroke, 2:16.99 in the 200 IM, 25.90 in the 50 free and 56.75 in the 100 free ... graduated school recordholder in the 400 free relay and 200 free relay ... Valedictorian ...Davidson Honor Scholar ... Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist (one of 500 in the nation) ... National AP Scholar (2008) ... AP Scholar with Honor (2007) ... Princeton Book Award ... National Honor Society President ... Felix F. Hardin Award for Scholarship and Character ... Haworth Memorial Scholarship for Academic Achievement ... Brian Slattery McCann Memorial Scholarship Award (academics and character) recipient ... Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Team ... William B. Huckenpoehler Award for Excellence in Statistics ... Margaret Batchell Award for Excellence in Algebra II ... National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Award for Excellence in United States History.

Casey Van Tassell Sophomore w Freestyle Charlotte, N.C. Myers Park Undeclared

Wildcat Career: School record-holder as a member of the 200 free relay (1:34.31/2009), the 400 free relay (3:23.09/2009) and the 800 free relay (7:31.64/2009) ... Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 50 free (:24.09/2009),

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Allison Cottle Freshman w Freestyle/IM Tallahassee, Fla. Lawton Chiles Undeclared

Kelsi Hobbs Freshman w Butterfly/Backstroke Portsmouth, N.H. Portsmouth Undeclared

Prep/Personal: Individual champion in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke at New Hampshire Class I Championships ... also record holder in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke at New Hampshire Meet of Champions ... MVP for Portsmouth High School’s Women’s Swimming ... Foster’s Daily Democrat’s Swimmer of the Year ... placed 15th in the 100 butterfly at the 2007 Speedo Northern Sectionals (Harvard), 16th in the 200 Back at the 2008 Southern Sectional (University of Maryland) ... holds school record in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke ... Outstanding Performance and Top Portsmouth finisher at Class I Championships as a member of the cross country championships.

Lillie Seifart Freshman w Freestyle/IM Charlotte, N.C. Myers Park Undeclared

Prep/Personal:

Four-year letterwinner at Lawton Chiles ... named team captain as a senior ... parents, Paul and Tracey Cottle, were both swimmers at Yale.

Jean DeOrnellas Freshman w Butterfly/Freestyle Fairfax, Va. Fairfax Undeclared

Prep/Personal: 4A Conference champion in the 500 free in 2008 ... 4A Western Regional Champion in 500 free in 2008 ... 2009 Team MVP ... named All-Mecklenburg Second Team in the 400 free relay ... went undefeated in the 500 free during the regular season ... Charlotte Observer Swimmer to Watch in 2009 ... Charlotte Weekly Super Team in 2009 ... recipient of the President’s Award for Academic Excellence ... team captain in 2009 ... holds the school record as a member of the 400 free relay (3:38.10) ... personal records: in the 200 free (1:55.78), 500 free (5:08.21), 200 IM (2:11.86) and 400 IM (4:33.73).

Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner at Fairfax ... Honorable Mention All-Metro in 2009 ... All-Metro Top Relay Performance in 2008 and 2009 ... member of the Virginia High School League State Championship team in 2008 ... member of the Northern Region Championship Team from 200608 ... All-American in 200 freestyle relay from 2006-09 ... All-American in 400 freestyle relay from 2006-08 ... All-American in 200 medley relay in 2009 ... eight-time Virginia state individual finalist ... NCSA Junior National qualifier ... holds Virginia High School League record as a member of the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.20), also region, district and high school record ... holds Northern Region record as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:46.80), also the district record ... also earned three varsity letters as a member of the volleyball team ... Rebel Award winner in 2007 and 2008 ... National Merit Commended student ... member of the National Honor Society ... Fairfax High School Scholar Athlete ... recipient of the Donna de Varona Spirit of Sport Award in 2009 ... Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship recipient in 2009 ... high school’s Valedictorian ... Journalism award recipient in 2009.

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the 100 free (:51.96/4th) and the 200 free (1:53.44/2009) ... 2009 CCSA champion as a member of the 400 free relay ... 2009 All-CCSA honors as a member of the 800 free relay (2nd) ... 2009 CCSA consolation finalist (50 free/:24.09, 200 free/10th, 100 free/9th) ... conference championship relay team member (2009) ... relay event winner at Davidson Invitational (200809). Prep/Personal: Myers Park High School Female Athlete of the Year ... All-Mecklenburg Second Team in 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay ... MVP of Myers Park Swim Team all four years ... Finalist for Bryan Scholarship ... undefeated in regular-season meets in both the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle ... placed fourth in the 50 freestyle and seventh in the 100 freestyle at NC 4A State meet ... enters with personal bests of 24.49 in the 50 free, 53.59 in the 100 free and 3:38.10 in the 400 free relay ... 2008 National Merit Finalist ... International Baccalaureate Diploma ... Scholastic All-American ... President’s Award for Educational Excellence.


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coaching staff John Young Head Coach Fourth Year Williams College ‘97

John Young became the head coach of the Wildcat swimming and diving program at the start of the 2006-07 season. After overseeing the team’s move to the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association to begin the 2007-08 season, Young led the women’s team to the inaugural championship and the Wildcat men to a runner-up finish. The teams continue to experience success in the new league, as both finished second at the 2009 CCSA Championships and took home several individual honors. Ben Lane was named Most Outstanding Male Diver after winning both the 1 and 3-meter events, and Curtis Chaney was named Most Outstanding Freshman Male Performer for being a threetime individual champion. During his tenure the Wildcats have set 13 new individual school records and all five relay records on the men’s side, and nine individual school records and all five women’s relay records. Young was named the 2007-08 CCSA Women’s Coach of the Year, after coaching 14 athletes to All-CCSA performances, including five individual event winners. In his first two seasons with the Wildcats, Young coached 10 All-CAA performers, as Davidson competed in the Colonial Athletic Association. Prior to joining the Davidson staff, Young spent three years as an assistant swimming coach at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, helping to guide the Lords and Ladies to four NCAA Division III team championships. “John has a keen understanding of a highly competitive academic and athletic environment,” Director of Athletics Jim Murphy said. “His background and experience make him a great fit for Davidson.” During his tenure at Kenyon, Young coached national champions in 23 individual and 20 relay events, including Division III record-setters in four individual and two relay events, and two Olympians. Young was also responsible for the team’s strength and power program as well as recruiting. A 1997 graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., Young collected four NCAA Division III national championships as a student-athlete and was named NECAC Division III Male Athlete of the Year as a senior.

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The team captain and two-time Division III New England Conference Swimmer of the Year also earned All-America honors 16 times and Honorable Mention All-America recognition 10 times. Young’s impressive collegiate career also included seven NEC event records, eight Williams College records and 22 NEC titles. Before becoming a coach, Young worked as a consultant with a market research firm in Quincy, Mass., where he interacted with clients, managed the firm’s technology infrastructure, and hired and trained new analysts, giving him a skill set unique among many coaches. Young has also served as a coach at Total Performance Elite Training Camps in New York, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as the Technique Swimming Camp at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Swim Coaches Association and the College Swim Coaches Association of America.

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Coaching Highlights • 2007-08 CCSA Women’s Coach of the Year, for leading the Wildcat women’s team to the inaugural CCSA Championship. • As an assistant coach at Kenyon College, helped teams to four NCAA Division III Championships in three seasons. • Has coached: - Most Outstanding Diver, 2008, Ben Lane - Most Outstanding Freshman Male Performer, 2008, Curtis Chaney - 14 All-CCSA Performers, including five individual event winners. - 10 All-CAA Performers. - 23 individual and 20 relay Division III national champions, including four individual and two relay record-setters. - two Olympians.

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coaching staff Diving Coach Third Year Western Illinois University ‘05

Aaron Hintz begins his second season as the Davidson Wildcats’ diving coach. With more than a decade of experience, Hintz has worked with athletes at every level from novice to nationals and NCAA Division I and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. “Aaron’s vision for Davidson Diving is perfectly consistent with my belief that Davidson can sustain a high-achieving swimming and diving program built around the excellence of outstanding athlete-scholars,” Young said. “Able to offer Davidson’s prestigious academics and the chance to dive in one of the country’s premier facilities, I trust that Aaron will recruit the country’s best and brightest divers. Even more importantly, I know he is a coach with whom those divers will improve when they arrive.” Prior to joining the Davidson staff, Hintz served as an assistant coach for 2007 East National Champions “Team Orlando” Diving in Orlando, Fla. His coaching career also includes stints as head diving coach at Western Illinois University, head coach for Noblesville Dive Club in Noblesville, Ind., assistant diving coach at Ball State University, assistant

coach for the Tualatin Hills Dive Club in Beaverton, Ore., diving coach at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and diving instructor for the Cedar Rapids Park and Recreation District. Along the way, Hintz has coached four Divers of the Year and various university record holders. He coached a diver to Division III NCAAs and two to the Division I NCAA Zones. At the Junior Olympic level, Hintz coached a World Team Trial qualifier and three divers in the Top-10 at national meets. In a five-year stint as a Junior Olympic coach, he qualified divers to a national level meet more than 20 times. Hintz received a B.A. in journalism from Western Illinois in 2005, a field in which he also has extensive experience. Among his accomplishments, he was awarded the Illinois Press Association’s Maurice Scott award for the best coverage of taxation and placed in the top three in three categories. Hintz also attended Field Medical Service School to become eligible to deploy with the Marines and attained the rank of Non-Commissioned Officer, HM3. He served as a medical corpsman with the U.S. Marines from 1988-1994.

Chris Brammer

Kylie Gamelier

Assistant Coach First Year Truman State ‘06

Assistant Coach First Year Toledo ‘09

Chris Brammer joins the Davidson family as an assistant coach, after three successful years at Indiana University. During his graduate work at Indiana, Brammer studied human performance under the direction of Dr. Joel Stager at the Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming. Based on the philosophy of the legendary Dr. James Counsilman, the Counsilman Center serves as a research center and resource for the swimming community. Brammer played a pivotal role in research projects that included an analysis of the progression of elite and masters swim performance across time, measurement and identification of swimming power, the development of training devices and protocols specific to swim performance, the relationship between selected anthropometric dimensions and flutter kick performance, and recovery aides following endurance exercise. He is currently finishing his Masters thesis titled “Cutaneous Input and Motorneuron Excitability.” He also served as an assistant coach for local high school and middle school swim teams, and as co-head coach at the Counsilman Center Swim Team (CCST). He earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from Truman State University, where he was a four-year varsity letter winner and three-time academic All-American. He competed at the NCAA Division II Championship three times, earning NCAA All-America honors twice and Honorable-Mention All-America honors five times as a butterfly specialist. He is a native of Omaha, Nebraska.

Kylie Gamelier joins the Davidson staff as an assistant coach for the 2009-10 season. Gamelier comes to Davidson after a successful career as a student-athlete at the University of Toledo. Her four years at Toledo were marked by dramatic improvement – both for the program and for Gamelier individually. In the summer of 2008, Gamelier made Toledo sports history by becoming the first swimmer to compete at the United States Olympic Trials. As a senior, she continued to transcend team history, becoming the first Toledo swimmer to compete at the NCAA Championships, where she took 31st place in both breaststroke events. For her accomplishments, Gamelier was recognized as a team captain, named First-Team All-MAC, awarded the University of Toledo Swimming and Diving MVP, and named the Toledo Athletic Department’s Senior Female Athlete of the Year. Her own career recently included participation in the 2009 Swimming World Championship Trials. Gamelier received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo in 2009. She has interned with the Strength and Conditioning staff at the University of Pittsburgh, and as a coach at the Athletic Republic in Toledo, Ohio. She is a native of Cranberry Township, Penn.

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2008-09 season in review

men's and women's swimmers earn All-Academic status from CSCAA The Davidson Wildcats men’s and women’s swimming teams were two of the 125 teams to earn Academic All-America distinction from the College Swim Coaches Association of America for the 2007-08 academic year. Fresh off their inaugural 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championship, the Wildcat women qualified with an impressive team GPA of 3.150. The Wildcat men, runners-up at for the CCSA championship on the men’s side, earned the honors with a team GPA of 3.070.

wildcats earn 16 CCSA swimmer of the week honors Coming off an impressive win over the College of Charleston on Oct. 25, Nate Ladner, Anna Stringfield and Stephannie McKinney won the Wildcats’ first CCSA weekly honors. Geoffrey Peitz was named CCSA Men’s Swimmer of the Week, while Ben Lane and

Linnea Buttermore were named CCSA Men’s and Women’s Divers of the Week, for their performances against Emory on Nov. 1. Lane and Buttermore repeated as CCSA Men’s and Women’s Divers of the Week the following week, after turning in impressive performances against William & Mary. After helping the Davidson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams to firstplace team finishes at the Davidson Invitational, Lindsey Martin was named CCSA Women’s Swimmer of the Week, while Buttermore and Lane swept the weekly diving awards for a third straight week. After setting a pair of school records and swimming on three record-setting relays to help the Wildcats to a third-place finish at the Nike Invitational this weekend, Ladner earned his scond nod, selected as the CCSA Men’s Swimmer of the Week. With strong performances against South Carolina and Duke, Merritt Peele was named CCSA Men’s Swimmer of the Week and Lane earned his fourth weekly honor. Finally, after leading the Davidson men’s swimming and diving to a victory over

NEW SCHOOL RECORDS Men — Individual Curtis Chaney 200 free, 500 free Scott Frantz 200 back Ben Lane 3-meter (dual) Merritt Peele 100 free, 1000 free, 1650 free Geoff Peitz 200 fly, 200 IM Patrick Whitman 50 free Miller Williams 100 fly

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records fall at the Nike Invite At the finale for the first half of the 200809 season, the Davidson Wildcats set 10 individual school records and two relay records. The Wildcat women set five new Davidson standards, led by three from Lindsey Martin (50, 100 and 200 freestyles.) Alanna Ream finished third and rewrote her own school record in the 1650 free, and Emily Castle broke her own record in the 100 fly in the prelims. The Davidson men turned in five individual records and a pair of relay records, led by Nate Ladner with a Davidson standard in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Andrew Carlson (200 free), Geoffrey Peitz (200 fly) and Miguel Rodriguez (100 free) set individual standards, while the men’s 200 and 800 freestyle relays and 400 medley relays turned in school bests.

men’s results

TOP-10 ADDITIONS

Dual Meet Record: 2-6 overall, 2-0 CCSA

Men Tennant Brastow 100 back, 200 back Joe Burquist 100 back, 100 fly Andrew Carlson 100 free, 200 free Brad Carman 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly Curtis Chaney 100 free, 200 free, 500 free Bryan Droll 50 free, 100 free Scott Frantz 200 back, 200 IM David Kerman 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 IM Nate Ladner 50 free, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM Ben Lucas 400 IM Merritt Peele 100 free, 200 free, 1000 free, 1650 free Geoff Peitz 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM Miguel Rodriguez 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly Brian Seo 1000 free, 1650 free, 400 IM Patrick Whitman 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast Miller Williams 50 free, 100 fly

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at Clemson University L, 99-186 at East Carolina University L, 173-109 Coll. of Charleston* W, 164-123 Emory L, 89-148 at William & Mary L, 104-133 Davidson College Invitational 1st Nike Invitational 3rd at Duke L, 118-151 1 vs. South Carolina 116-157 Gardner-Webb* W, 168-111 2nd CCSA Championships2 Durham, N.C. 2 Athens, Ga. Bold type denotes home match. *CCSA match. 1

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2008-09 season in review

The Davidson Wildcat men’s and women’s teams both finished in second place at the 2009 CCSA Championships, as competition concluded Saturday in Athens, Ga. The College of Charleston men and Florida Gulf Coast women won 2009 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championships. After winning both diving events, Ben Lane was named Outstanding Male Diver of the Year, while Curtis Chaney took home Outstanding Male Freshman Performer of the Year honors. Aaron Hintz was named comen’s Diving Coach of the Year. The Wildcats won 13 individual events and four relay events, including sweeping the 400 freestyle relays. The Wildcat men also won the 200 and 800 freestyle relays. Chaney won three events to lead the Wildcats, finishing first in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles, and Lane won both the 1 and 3-meter diving events. Scott Frantz was also a double winner, sweeping the backstrokes, while Merritt Peele (1650 freestyle), Geoffrey Peitz (200 fly) and Patrick Whitman (50 free)

were individual title winners. Lindsey Martin led the Wildcat women, as a double champion in the 50 and 100 freestyles for a second straight season. Emily Castle was the Wildcats’ only other event winner (100 fly). Additionally, the Wildcats also had six swimmers set school records with their performances. Alanna Ream (1650 free), Lauren Kamperman (200 fly), Anna Stringfield (400 IM) and Caitlin Sheetz (500 free) each set Davidson standards for the Wildcat women, while Peitz (200 IM) took another record for the men. In the relays, the Wildcats set new school records in both the 200 and 400 medleys, while the Wildcat women swam Davidson bests in the 200 freestyle relay.

lane concludes impressive season at NCAA zone b diving championships To conclude his impressive rookie season, Ben Lane competed at the NCAA Zone B Championships at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn. He failed to advance to the NCAA

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women’s results

Women Sarah Bertram 100 back, 200 back Emily Castle 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 fly Caroline Curtiss 100 breast, 200 breast Jessica Delgehausen 1000 free, 1650 free Casey Gemunder 500 free Lauren Kamperman 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM Meagan Madden 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 200 back Lindsey Martin 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back Madeline Parra 100 fly, 200 fly Alanna Ream 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 400 IM Alexa Richardson 50 free Courtney Sanders 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly Caitlin Sheetz 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free Ineke Stegger 100 breast Anna Stringfield 500 free, 1000 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM, 400 IM Hailey Szymczak 100 breast Jessica Totten 100 fly Casey Van Tassell 50 free, 100 free, 200 free

Dual Meet Record: 4-6 overall, 4-0 CCSA

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at Clemson University L, 103-192 at East Carolina L, 176-113 N.C. A&T* W, 86-58 Coll. of Charleston* W, 184-111 Emory L, 113-130 at William & Mary L, 96-147 Davidson College Invitational1 1st Nike Invitational 5th at Duke L, 120.5-160.5 at Georgia Southern* W, 123-118 Gardner-Webb* W, 162-126 CCSA Championships 2nd

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honors & awards southern states

colonial athletic association Tim Kelly

Coach of the Year

coastal collegiate swimming association

Coach of the Year Rich DeSelm

1995 (M), 1997, 1998, 1999 (W), 2000 (W)

Coach of the Year

2004 (W)

Swimmer of the Year

Megan Hollar

Co-Divers of the Meet 2006

Jonathan Frost, Michael Hart Southern States Championship

Rookie of the Year Chris Wrobleski Megan Hollar

John Young, Swimming Aaron Hintz, Diving

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Most Outstanding

Ben Lane, Male Diver Curtis Chaney, Male Freshman

Team Championships Men Women

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Team Finishes Men 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

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Scott Frantz Ben Lane Merritt Peele Geoffrey Peitz Patrick Whitman

Women Emily Castle Lindsey Martin

Team Championships

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Men 2006 2007 2001 2001 2006, 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2001

Kendra Berner Suzi Bozzone Mary Shell Brosche* Starr Daniell Karen Fritchie Susanne Herring* Heidi Hester Liz Nugent* Kathleen Paffenroth* Heather Sweeney* Beth Summerlin

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2000 1997, 1998 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 1999, 2000 1998 1995 1999, 2000 2000 1996, 1997, 1998 1995 1999

Team Finishes Men 2008 2009

Kirsten Allen Brigit Barry Ashley Cain Jenny Hoekstra Megan Hollar* Sara Laws Alanna Ream Erin Rosintoski Courtney Sanders Kristen Shields Eli Trefzger Vanessa Witt

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Rich DeSelm, Head Coach (1994-2000)

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Tim Kelly, Head Coach (2003-2006)

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Will Broughton Andrew Carlson Bryan Droll Scott Frantz David Kerman Nate Ladner Merritt Peele Geoffrey Peitz Miguel Rodriguez Fiete Stegger Adam Topaz Miller Williams

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100 fly, 2009 50 free, 100 free, 2008 50 free, 100 free, 2009 400 IM, 2008

Anna Stringfield

All-CAA Will Broughton Scott Frantz Kirk Hirsekorn Charlie Hunter Merritt Peele Brad Poole Miguel Rodriguez Jon Smith Fiete Stegger Matt West

500 free, 2008 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 2009 200 back, 2008 100 back, 200 back, 2009 1-meter, 3-meter, 2009 200 free, 1650 free, 2008 200 fly, 2009 50 free, 2009

Men Matthew Buck* Terry Dolch Jonathan Frost* Graham Gravely Scott Harper Michael Hart* Kurt Hirsekorn Churchill Hooff* Sam Kuykendall Matthew Lake* Michael Scarbo* Freddy Schnell* Matthew West

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Individual Event Winner Megan Hollar, 2004 Megan Hollar, 2006

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honors & awards Megan Hollar, 2006 In the final meet of her illustrious Wildcat career, Megan Hollar won three individual titles — the 200 breast, 100 breast and 200 IM, at the 2006 CAAs to earn Swimmer of the Meet, and ultimately, CAA Female Swimmer of the Year honors. Hollar, who first won the 100 breast at the 2004 CAAs, is the only swimmer in the program’s history to win an individual title at the CAA conference championship meet, finishing her career with four wins. Along the way, she set a new school record in both the 200 breast, with an NCAA-B standard time of 2:17.80, and the 100 breast, with a time of 1:03.30 to also become the first Wildcat to hold a CAA meet record. She is also a Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 200 free. Hollar was named the 2005-06 CAA Female Swimmer of the Year, the first Davidson swimmer ever to receive the honor.

Mary Shell Brosche, 1999 & 2000 Mary Shell Brosche’s performances at the Southern States Championships in 1999 and 2000 earned her back-toback top swimmer honors and helped the Wildcat women to consecutive team titles. Brosche won the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 back events in both years and remains the school record holder in both IMs. Extremely versatile, Brosche remains on two additional Wildcat Top-10 lists — the 100 back and the 100 fly.

Ben Lane, 2009

Heather Sweeney’s rookie campaign culminated with an impressive showing at the 1995 Southern States Championships, as she claimed a pair of individual titles. Out-swimming the pack, Sweeney touched the wall first in both the 200 IM and 400 IM, setting a new meet record in the 400. She also raced to second in the 200 breast and helped the 800 freestyle relay team to a first-place finish. Sweeney left her mark on the program and remains a Wildcat Top-10 performer in the 200 and 400 IMs.

Curtis Chaney, 2009

After winning both diving events, freshman Ben Lane was named Most Outstanding Male Diver of the Year at the 2009 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association championships. Lane was the CCSA champion on the 3meter dive with a score of 293.70 and won his second individual title, finishing first on the 1meter dive with a score of 285.10. He also rewrote the dual-meet school record on the 3-meter with a score of 315.30 against Emory. The five-time CCSA Diver of the Week, capped off his impressive freshman campaign with an appearance at the NCAA Zone B Championships in Knoxville, Tenn.

susan k. roberts award

After winnng three individual titles and swimming on three winning relays, Curtis Chaney was named the 2009 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Most Outstanding Male Freshman of the Year. Chaney won the 100 free (45.78) and set new school records while winning both the 200 (1:37.72) and 500 freestyles (4:26.89). He also swam on the school-record setting and winning 400 (3:01.85) and 800 freestyle (6:43.92) relays and on the runner-up schoolrecord setting 400 medley relay (3:23.38). He was named CCSA Male Swimmer of the Week for Jan. 19.

honda inspiration award

Ellie Trefzger, 2003-07

Kendra Berner, 2000-01

Ellie Trefzger received the Susan K. Roberts Award in 2007, given annually by Davidson College to a female athlete in recognition of outstanding dedication and contribution to the school’s intercollegiate athletics. Trefzger finished her four-year career on the Wildcat Top-10 performers list in the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 100 fly and 200 fly.

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1650 free

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Patrick Whitman :20.66 Bryan Droll :20.79 Nate Ladner :20.96 Fiete Stegger :21.10 (lo) Brad Carman :21.25 Miguel Rodriguez :21.25 Miller Williams :21.42 Bill Paterson :21.44 Michael Warner :21.54 Scott Frantz :21.60

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

Merritt Peele :45.38 (lo) Curtis Chaney :45.49 Bryan Droll :45.69 Miguel Rodriguez :45.75 Brad Carman :46.27 Fiete Stegger :46.43 Patrick Whitman :46.50 Scott Frantz :46.64 Andrew Carlson :46.67 Brad Poole :46.83

CCSA CCSA NIKE CCSA CCSA NIKE CCSA SSC CAA NIKE

2009 2009 2009 2008 2009 2009 2009 1997 2002 2008

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

Merritt Peele Churchill Hooff Will Broughton Michael Scarbo Graham Gravley Michael Flowers Brian Seo Adam Kennedy Andrew Carlson Robert Koch

CCSA CCSA CCSA NIKE CCSA CCSA CCSA NIKE NIKE CAA

2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2009 2009 2009 2006

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

Scott Frantz, Jr. Geoffrey Peitz Charlie Hunter Terry Dolch Tennant Brastow Sam Kuykendall Joe Burquist Freddy Schnell Steve Tolson Michael Flowers

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Curtis Chaney Merritt Peele Andrew Carlson Robert Koch Fiete Stegger Churchill Hooff Matthew West Freddy Schnell Jon Smith Warren Beck

Curtis Chaney Merritt Peele Churchill Hooff Michael Scarbo Will Broughton Andrew Carlson Freddy Schnell Robert Koch Michael Flowers Graham Gravley

1:37.72 1:39.30 1:40.89 1:41.58 1:41.81 1:42.37 1:43.23 1:43.25 1:43.74 1:43.86

CCSA CCSA NIKE CAA CAA NIC CAA SSC CAA SC

2009 2009 2009 2002 2005 1996 2001 1997 2006 1981

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Miller Williams Joe Burquist Brad Carman Brad Poole Miguel Rodriguez Charlie Hunter Keith Nelson Geoffrey Peitz Scott Harper Mark Medendorp

:50.21 (lo) :50.51 :50.99 :51.15 :52.00 :52.21 :52.77 :53.05 :53.36 :53.57

Nike CCSA CAA SSC CCSA SSC CCSA ECAC CAA CAA

2008 2009 2004 1998 2009 1999 2009 1997 2004 2005

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

Geoffrey Peitz Charlie Hunter Scott Harper Miller Williams Sam Kuykendall Adam Topaz Michael Mazza Mark Medendorp Robb Broughton David Kerman

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

Scott Frantz, Jr. Terry Dolch Charlie Hunter David Kerman Sam Kuykendall Geoffrey Peitz Freddy Schnell Tennant Brastow Keith Nelson Michael Flowers

1:48.69 1:50.12 1:51.43 1:52.04 1:52.81 1:52.94 1:53.14 1:53.81 1:56.91 1:57.54

4:26.89 4:32.08 4:33.07 4:35.02 4:37.37 4:38.03 4:38.11 4:38.11 4:41.61 4:41.90

CCSA CAA SSC SSC CAA CCSA SSC CAA CAA SSC

2009 2007 1996 1995 2005 2008 1997 2004 2003 1999

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

Nate Ladner Matthew Buck Matthew Lake Kurt Hirsekorn Matthew West Jay Rosenquest Foster Mathews Patrick Whitman Tom Murphy Fiete Stegger

:56.13 :56.21 :57.18 :57.35 :58.22 :58.71 :59.17 :59.24 :59.27 :59.30

9:32.47 9:33.38 9:35.10 9:38.66 9:46.07 9:48.74 9:51.89 9:51.92 9:52.31 9:52.59

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2009 2009 2009 2006 2009 2004 1997 2009 1998 2000

1:51.84 1:53.55 1:53.98 1:54.11 1:54.35 1:54.42 1:55.35 1:55.81 1:55.82 1:56.05

CCSA CAA ECAC CCSA SSC CAA CAA ECAC CAA NIKE

2009 2001 1997 2008 1999 2007 2001 2000 2005 2009

200 IM CCSA ECAC CAA CCSA SSC NIKE SSC CCSA SSC CAA

2009 1998 2004 2009 1999 2009 1997 2009 1997 2005

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

Geoffrey Peitz Kurt Hirsekorn Nate Ladner Scott Frantz Matthew West Scott Harper Matthew Buck Scott Foster Keith Nelson Fiete Stegger

1:51.88 CCSA 2009 1:52.14 CAA 2001 1:52.39 NIKE 2009 1:53.79 CCSA 2009 1:53.99 SSC 2001 1:54.02 SSC 1998 1:54.40 SSC 1995 1:54.93 CAA 2007 1:55.13 SSC 1997 1:55.26 CAA 2005

400 IM NIKE SSC ECAC COL SSC SSC CAA CCSA SS CCSA

2009 1995 1997 2000 1998 1997 2002 2009 1999 2008

200 breast 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

:49.47 :50.72 :50.88 :50.98 :51.28 :51.51 :51.74 :51.80 :51.91 :52.03

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1000 free 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2009 1996 2006 1995 2001 2002 2009 1998 2006 2003

200 back

500 free 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

100 fly CCSA NIC CAA SSC CAA CAA CCSA SSC CAA CAA

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200 free 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

15:47.93 15:50.23 15:54.59 15:57.85 16:11.96 16:18.58 16:23.96 16:27.94 16:28.93 16:32.11

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

Kurt Hirsekorn David Kerman Scott Harper Brian Seo Adam Topaz Matthew Lake Graham Gravley Geoffrey Peitz Ben Lucas Will Broughton

4:02.00 4:03.00 4:03.58 4:05.84 4:07.70 4:08.00 4:09.84 4:10.14 4:10.27 4:11.16

ECAC CCSA SSC CCSA CAA SSC SSC W&M CCSA CAA

2000 2009 1999 2009 2005 1997 2000 2009 2009 2005

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Meet Legend

CAA SSC SSC NIKE ECAC SSC CAA CAA SSC CCSA

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

Lindsey Martin Emily Castle Courtney Sanders Casey Van Tassell Megan Hollar Kristen Shields Jamie Sasanfar Kirsten Allen Jennifer Hoekstra Susanne Herring

:22.99 :23.58 :23.74 :24.09 :24.35 :24.38 :24.42 :24.45 :24.63 :24.86

1650 free 2009 2009 2009 2009 1994 2009 2008 2003 2002 2001

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

Alanna Ream Caitlin Sheetz Ellie Trefzger Jessica Delgehausen Kelsey Holmberg Leisa Rossello Meagan Madden Shelley Conroy Kathleen Paffenroth Heidi Hester

2009 2009 2004 2009 2003 1999 2009 2001 1997 1999

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

Emily Castle Courtney Sanders Jessica Totten Shelley Conroy Brigit Barry Lauren Taft Madeline Parra Mary Shell Brosche Megan Perez Lauren Kamperman

CCSA CCSA CCSA CCSA CAA CAA CAA CCSA CAA SSC

2009 2009 2008 2009 2006 2006 2003 2008 2002 1995

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

Sara Laws :58.28 CAA 2004 Brigit Barry :58.33 CAA 2004 Mary Shell Brosche :58.59 SSC 1997 Anna Stringfield :58.97 (lo) CCSA 2009 Carrie Rafer :59.33 CAA 2001 Trisha Blackwell :59.42 CAA 2004 Sarah Bertram :59.75 CCSA 2009 Lindsey Martin 1:00.13 CCSA 2009 Jennifer Hoekstra 1:00.19 CAA 2005 Emily Castle 1:00.38 NIKE 2009

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

Lauren Kamperman Vanessa Witt Kathleen Paffenroth Alanna Ream Madeline Parra Ashley Cain Ellie Trefzger Starr Daniell Shelley Conroy Kate Graham

100 free :49.67 :51.25 :52.49 :51.96 :52.89 :53.14 :53.15 :53.24 :53.30 :53.30

Lindsey Martin Anna Stringfield Jessica Delgehausen Caitlin Sheetz Kristen Shields Casey Van Tassell Courtney Sanders Megan Hollar Susanne Herring Kirsten Allen

1:50.15 1:52.93 1:53.06 1:53.24 1:53.42 1:53.44 1:53.57 1:54.13 1:54.23 1:54:98

CCSA NIKE CCSA CCSA CAA CCSA CCSA CAA SCC CAA

2009 2008 2008 2009 2006 2009 2009 2006 1995 2005

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

Sara Laws Anna Stringfield Mary Shell Brosche Carrie Rafer Trisha Blackwell Leslie Cook Meagan Madden Sarah Bertram Allison Hobgood Katherine Welling

Caitlin Sheetz Alanna Ream Jessica Delgehausen Anna Stringfield Ellie Trefzger Kristen Shields Suzzi Bozzone Meagan Madden Starr Daniell Casey Gemunder

4:57.85 4:58.68 5:02.32 5:03.94 5:04.51 5:04.85 5:06.23 5:06.39 5:07.42 5:07.78

CCSA CCSA CCSA EMRY CAA CAA SSC CCSA SSC CCSA

2009 2009 2008 2009 2004 2006 1997 2009 1999 2009

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

Megan Hollar Melissa Marquez Joanie Gidas Caroline Curtiss Britta Toleman Beth Wilson Vanessa Witt Maddie Stough Ineke Stegger Hailey Szymczak

Alanna Ream 10:17.02 (s) CCSA Caitlin Sheetz 10:21.65 (s) CCSA Jessica Delgehausen 10:22.13 GS Ellie Trefzger 10:27.29 UNCW Anna Stringfield 10:29.65 W&M Meagan Madden 10:34.58 W&M Casey Grimes 10:34.58 GW Leisa Rossello 10:37.38 UR Kathleen Paffenroth 10:39.68 ECU Kelsey Holmberg 10:40.36 (s) CAA

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2001 2009 1997 2001 2002 2004 2009 2009 1996 1996

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2:06.84 2:07.45 2:07.68 2:07.71 2:08.08 2:08.19 2:08.43 2:08.58 2:09.14 2:09.29

CCSA CAA NIC DAV CCSA CAA CAA SSC CAA EMRY

2009 2004 1996 2007 2009 2004 2004 1999 2002 2005

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

Megan Hollar Lauren Kamperman Mary Shell Brosche Anna Stringfield Ineke Stegger Sara Laws Heather Sweeney Beth Summerlin Joanie Gidas Melissa Marquez

2:06.32 2:06.62 2:06.74 2:06.93 2:09.24 2:09.50 2:09.77 2:10.26 2:11.07 2:11.38

CAA CCSA SSC CCSA CCSA CAA SSC CAA CAA CAA

2006 2009 2000 2009 2008 2004 1995 2002 2002 2002

CCSA CCSA SSC CAA CAA CAA CAA CCSA SSC CAA

2008 2009 2000 2004 2004 2006 2003 2008 1995 2003

400 IM CAA CAA CAA CCSA ECAC SSC W&M CAA CLEM CCSA

2006 2002 2002 2009 2000 1998 2000 2005 2008 2009

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CCSA CCSA CCSA CAA CAA CAA CCSA GMU CAA CCSA

200 IM

100 breast

1000 free 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2:02.36 2:03.65 2:04.43 2:06.33 2:06.73 2:07.13 2:07.76 2:08.55 2:08.81 2:08.96

:54.62 :55.60 :57.85 :58.24 :58.92 :58.97 :59.03 :59.03 :59.13 :59.22

200 fly

200 back

500 free 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

CCSA CCSA CAA DAV CAA SSC CCSA CAA SSC ECAC

100 back

200 free 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

16:56.74 17:09.41 17:17.81 17:21.91 17:39.18 17:42.31 17:44.41 17:46.40 17:47.11 17:48.53

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Nike CCSA CCSA CCSA SSC CCSA CCSA CAA CAA CAA

CAA CAA ECAC CCSA CCSA SSC SSC W&M CAA SSC

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

Anna Stringfield Lauren Kamperman Mary Shell Brosche Vanessa Witt Ashley Cain Alanna Ream Sara Laws Ineke Stegger Heather Sweeney Casey Grimes

4:28.42 4:26.51 4:27.38 4:30.73 4:30.83 4:35.73 4:31.69 4:34.41 4:36.00 4:36.95

Boldface type indicates current swimmer Meet Legend CAA=Colonial Athletic Association Championships CCSA=Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships CLEM=Dual meet with Clemson DU=Dual meet with Duke ECAC=Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conf. Champ. ECU=Dual meet with East Carolina EMRY=Dual meet with Emory GMU=Dual meet with George Mason GS/NCW=Pod meet with Ga. Southern and UNCW GS=Dual meet with Geogia Southern JMU=Dual meet with James Madison NCW=Dual meet with UNCW NIC=Carolina Invitational/Nike Cup NIKE=Nike Invitational at Kenyon College R/B=Davidson’s Red/Black exhibition meet SSC=Southern States Championships UR=Dual meet with Richmond W&M=Dual meet with William & Mary

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the record book

men’s individual records 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Fly 200 IM 400 IM

Patrick Whitman Merritt Peele Curtis Chaney Curtis Chaney Merritt Peele Merritt Peele Scott Frantz, Jr. Scott Frantz, Jr. Nate Ladner Kirk Hirsekorn Miller Williams Geoffrey Peitz Geoffrey Peitz Kurt Hirsekorn

:20.66 :45.38 (lo) 1:37.72 4:26.89 9:32.47 (s) 15:47.93 :50.21 1:48.69 :56.13 2:03.48 :49.47 1:51.84 1:51.88 4:02.00

Feb. 19, 2009 Feb. 21, 2009 Feb. 20, 2009 Feb. 19, 2009 Feb. 21, 2009 Feb. 21, 2009 Feb. 23, 2008 Feb. 21, 2009 Dec. 5, 2008 Feb. 24, 2001 Feb. 20, 2009 Feb. 21, 2009 Feb. 19, 2009 Feb. 25, 2000

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200 Medley Relay

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women’s relay records

men���s relay records Feb. 19, 2009

200 Medley Relay

1:45.32

Feb. 20, 2009

3:51.78

Feb. 19, 2009

1:34.31

Feb. 19, 2009

3:23.09

Feb. 21, 2009

7:31.64

Feb. 20, 2009

Lindsey Martin Caroline Curtiss Emily Castle Courtney Sanders

Scott Frantz Patrick Whitman Miller Williams Bryan Droll

400 Medley Relay

3:23.38

Feb. 19, 2009

400 Medley Relay Anna Stringfield Caroline Curtiss Emily Castle Lindsey Martin

Scott Frantz Geoffrey Peitz Brad Carman Curtis Chaney

200 Free Relay

1:21.51

Feb. 19, 2009

200 Free Relay Lindsey Martin Casey Van Tassell Emily Castle Courtney Sanders

Patrick Whitman Bryan Droll Brad Carman Scott Frantz

400 Free Relay

3:01.85

Feb. 19, 2009

400 Free Relay Lindsey Martin Casey Van Tassell Emily Castle Courtney Sanders

Merritt Peele Bryan Droll Brad Carman Curtis Chaney

800 Free Relay

6:43.92

Feb. 19, 2009

800 Free Relay Courtney Sanders Caitlin Sheetz Casey Van Tassell Anna Stringfield

Curtis Chaney Patrick Whitman Brad Carman Merritt Peele

diving records Men 1-Meter Springboard Chris Wrobleski Michael Hart

279.25 (D) 366.25 (C)

Dec. 1, 2001 Feb. 18, 1995

3-Meter Springboard Ben Lane Jonathan Frost

315.30 (D) 390.90 (C)

Nov. 1, 2008 Feb. 19, 1995

1-Meter Springboard Liz Nugent Liz Nugent

278.47 (D) 405.30 (C)

Jan. 15, 2000 Feb. 20, 1999

3-Meter Springboard Liz Nugent Liz Nugent

255.67 (D) 463.00 (C)

Jan. 22, 2000 Feb. 17, 2000

Women

Will Broughton, member of school-record holding 800 freestyle relay.

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this is davidson

Davidson College Fast Facts Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas.    “Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty Has Arisen.” “Davidson seeks students of good character and high academic ability, irrespective of economic circumstances.” Davidson College, Statement of Purpose

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Did you know?

President’s House

E. H. Little Library

Old Well

Alvarez College Union

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Lake Norman

Downtown Davidson Time Warner Cable Arena

Carolina Panthers

Charlotte Bobcats

Lowe's Motor Speedway

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Charlotte, N.C.: Did you know? l Charlotte is the 18th-largest city in the U.S., with over 600,000 people in the city and 1.5 million people in the greater-Charlotte area. l Charlotte supports 12 television stations, 28 local radio stations and one major daily newspaper, The Charlotte Observer. l Charlotte is a national sports hub, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, NASCAR’s Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the Charlotte Knights — Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox — and the Charlotte Checkers — the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers. l Charlotte is the headquarters for more banking resources ($1.8 trillion) than all but one U.S. City, New York City, and Bank of America calls Charlotte home. l Charlotte/Douglas International carries 594 flights daily from nine major airlines, and is home to U.S. Air’s largest hub. l You can get to either the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Atlantic Ocean in just over two hours from Charlotte.

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athletic facilities

Baker Sports Complex The Baker Sports Complex, completed in 1989, houses all of Davidson’s indoor athletic facilities, including the John M. Belk Arena, Knobloch Tennis Center and Cannon Natatorium, as well as the athletic department offices and team locker rooms and the athletic training room.

John M. Belk Arena Named in honor of John M. Belk ’43 — a former Wildcat team captain, Davidson College trustee for more than 15 years and former mayor of Charlotte, Belk Arena is the home of men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball.

Alumni Stadium Completed in 2004, the $2-million soccer facility includes a new playing surface with a first-class irrigation system, lighting for night games, grandstands, a press box and a new scoreboard. The home of the men’s and women’s soccer teams also boasts its own clubhouse.

Knobloch Tennis Center

With four indoor courts, allows for year-round training.

Covington Courts Features 14 outdoor courts, both hard and clay surfaces.

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Belk Turf Field

Completed in the fall of 2002, Belk Turf Field is the home of Wildcat field hockey.

Wilson Field Wildcat baseball opened the 2005 season at Wilson Field, the renovated and renamed facility featuring permanent bleachers, a press box, concession stands and clubhouse.

Cannon Natatorium The home of the men’s and women’s swimming teams features an eight-lane, 40-meter stretch pool and diving well with a moveable bulk head and seating for 750 spectators.

Training Room

Charles W. Parker Wrestling Room

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Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Craig Swieton

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The Wildcats’ head strength and conditioning coach, Craig Swieton, carries out the goal of Davidson’s strength and conditioning program — to increase the strength, power, speed, conditioning levels and flexibility of all student-athletes, helping reduce the risk of injury. Each team’s program, specifically designed by Swieton, aims to improve the sport energy utilization system and to increase the strength and power to the primary muscle groups used in that specific sport. In the fall of 2005, Davidson opened the Ernie Doe Weight Room, a state-of-the-art 5,000square-foot facility dedicated to the needs of the college’s 21 varsity athletic teams. The weight room includes 16 power racks and eight lifting platforms, as well as other cutting-edge lifting and conditioning equipment to train the whole body. Prior to his arrival at Davidson, Swieton served most recently as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Central Michigan, where he was a graduate assistant as well from 2003-05. During his career, he also helped coordinate the strength and conditioning program at Duquesne. Swieton started his career as an intern at Syracuse in the summer of 2003 working with the football team. The Frankfort, N.Y., native earned a bachelor’s degree in applied exercise science from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2003. He was a member of both the football and track and field teams. Swieton is a member of both the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). Additionally, he is a level one certified club coach through USA Weightlighting. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sport administration.

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Academic Excellence Davidson students explore the liberal arts curriculum in depth and enjoy close faculty collaboration. With 1,800 students, the college is large enough for a diverse and invigorating intellectual engagement, but small enough to foster individual experience and opportunity. Davidson offers over 850 courses and supports 21 majors and 12 academic concentrations. Students may participate in pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry or dual-degree engineering programs or may design their own independent study classes or interdisciplinary majors. Students may also apply for funds to support research and travel, and many opportunities exist for summer research positions with Davidson faculty. Personal relationships with professors and classes limited to 20 students allow for the development of creative, collaborative relationships resulting in a unique academic experience.

“The 450-acre campus has an Ivy League air, or perhaps a whiff of the ‘50s, from its location on Main Street to The Soda Shop across the road. Davidson is where the basketball coach lives next-door to the English professor and both are down the street from the athletics director. Stories are told of money found on the ground tacked to a tree or a bulletin board for the owner to retrieve. ” Reid Cherner, USA Today

Well-known Alumni National Roger Brown ‘78, Berkeley Music School president Patricia Cornwell ‘79, Internationally-known crime fiction writer Martin Eakes ‘76, head of Self-Help Credit Union Wyche Fowler ‘62, former U.S. Congressional representative and U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jim Haynes ‘79, Legal Counsel, Department of Defense Ken Krieg ‘83, Executive Secretary to Senior Executive Council, Department of Defense Paul Leonard ‘62, former chair of the board, Habitat for Humanity International Sheri Reynolds ‘89, novelist Dean Rusk ‘36, former U.S. Secretary of State Steve Salyer ‘72, former head of Corporation for Public Broadcasting; now head of Salzburg Institute Tony Snow ‘77, former White House Press Secretary John Spratt ‘64, U.S. Congressional representative from S.C. Todd Thomson ‘82, CFO, Citigroup, Inc. Tom Marshburn ‘82, Astronaut William Winkenwerder ‘76, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Regional John Belk ‘43, former Charlotte Mayor and business leader Janet Ward Black ‘83, President, North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Edward Crutchfield ‘62, former CEO, First Union bank Jim Holshouser ‘56, former N.C. Governor Elizabeth Kiss ‘83, President, Agnes Scott College Jim Martin ‘57, former N.C. Governor Doug Oldenburg ‘56, former Presbyterian Church moderator Jana Sampson ‘96, pop singer

“I've decided to return to college. Not any college. Just Davidson.” Lenn Robbins, New York Post

The New Ivy? Davidson College was recently named one of 25 “New Ivies” by Newsweek magazine, along with New York University, the University of North Carolina, Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia and UCLA. The magazine selected the schools based on admissions statistics as well as interviews with administrators, faculty, students and alumni.

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“Davidson cultivates an adventurous spirit, a determination to tackle life's problems,  and an appreciation and understanding  of those who have not had the benefit of either education or opportunity.” Wyche Fowler ‘62, Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Distinctly Davidson A variety of options and opportunities set Davidson apart, including its strong Honor Code, committment to community service and Division I athletics: w Davidson’s historic and student-administered Honor Code offers both the freedom and responsibility of self-scheduled and unproctored exams. w With the Dean Rusk International Studies Program, 12 Davidson-directed study abroad programs, and off-campus study programs in 17 locations worldwide, more than 70 percent of students graduate with experience abroad. w Davidson fields 21 NCAA Division I varsity teams, with athletes’ graduation rate at over 90 percent, just a few points higher than the rest of the student body. Davidson’s scholar athletes are well known for having the heaviest luggage of any team on the road—bags full of books and notes.

Affordability Davidson is a national leader on affordability initiatives, with need-blind admission and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need with a combination of grants and student employment. In a ground-breaking initiative known as the Davidson Trust, Davidson was the first liberal arts college to eliminate the loan component in financial aid packages. Davidson believes that its educational offerings should be affordable for every admitted student, regardless of a family’s financial means. Thanks to Davidson’s commitment to need-blind admission, a student’s character, accomplishments and academic potential are the only factors in the decision— not ability to pay.

23 Rhodes Scholars Davidson counts 23 Rhodes Scholars amongst its alumni. Established by the late Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the prestigious scholarship provides support for study at England’s Oxford University for students from around the world who are outstanding intellectually, and show qualities of moral leadership and social purpose.

“Unless you are a fan of Gonzaga, Georgetown, Wisconsin or Kansas, you fell stone-cold in love with Davidson this March. Real scholar-athletes representing a tiny school from a low-profile league. A self-effacing star whose shooting was nothing short of thrilling. A coach who personifies class. Trustees willing to dig into their own pockets to pay for students to come from North Carolina to Detroit to witness this.” Pat Forde, ESPN.com

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davidson administration TOM ROSS PRESIDENT

JIM MURPHy DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Jim Murphy was introduced as Davidson College’s Director of Athletics in November of 1995, returning to his alma mater to lead the Wildcats on the eve of their 100th anniversary of intercollegiate athletics and into the next century. Prior to his appointment at Davidson, Murphy, 53, spent 10 years as executive associate athletic director and chief financial officer for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Murphy, an Atlanta native, played football and baseball during his freshman year at Davidson. His experience has been invaluable as he guides a program which is unique in its desire for excellence in both athletics and academics and has one of the smallest enrollments among NCAA Division I schools. Reflecting his support of academics, Davidson’s NCAA graduation rate of 91 percent was the highest in Division I in 2001-02, second in 2002-03 with a rate of 97 percent and continues to be above 90 percent each year. “I firmly believe Davidson represents the ideal in college athletics and think the success of Davidson’s students, both in competition and after graduation proves that,” said Murphy. “It’s true that Davidson needs intercollegiate athletics, but intercollegiate athletics need Davidson even more.” Since Murphy’s return to Davidson, the Wildcats have pursued several major capital projects, including the creation of the highly-innovative $10 million Davidson Scholars Program, and major improvements have been completed in Belk Arena and at Smith Field at Richardson Stadium. The last five years have seen the construction of the Belk Artificial Surface Field for field hockey, the new Alumni Stadium for soccer, Wilson Baseball Park and batting cages and the football stadium expansion project, which included a state-of-the-art weight room, a new press box and additional Murphy and Tripp Merritt make a presentation to Davidson all-time leading passer Ryan Alexander. permanent seating. Murphy, the 2004 NACDA Division I-AA/I-AAA Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year, served two terms on the prestigious NCAA Division I Management Council, a policy-making body within the NCAA governance structure. He chaired the Division I-AA Governance Committee and formerly served on the NCAA Division I Business and Finance Cabinet, the Division I Governance Committee and the Division I Finance Committee. From 2002-04, Murphy chaired the Athletic Directors Association of the Southern Conference. He was part of Charlotte’s successful bid to host the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championships in 1999 and 2000 and also served as Tournament Director of the first and second-round games of the 2005 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Charlotte. Murphy is a past member of the Division I Football Issues Committee and Past-President of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association. He was also a member of the NCAA Task Force on Recruiting, an 18-member panel charged with changing the culture of recruiting in intercollegiate athletics, and currently serves on the NCAA’s Fiscal Responsibility Oversight Group. A licensed Certified Public Accountant and 1978 graduate of Davidson with a degree in economics, he earned a Master of Science degree in management from Georgia Tech in 1979. He worked from 1979-85 as an audit manager with the international public accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick in Atlanta with responsibility for financial statement audits of public and private companies with up to $1 billion in assets. Murphy has been active in the community since his return to Davidson. He is involved with Social Venture Partners - Charlotte, chairs the Board of Managers of the Lake Norman YMCA, the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission, served three years on the Board of the Charlotte Council for Children and three years on the Board of Directors of the Town of Davidson Youth Baseball League. Murphy is married to Dr. Susan Roberts, a political science professor at Davidson, and his 24-year-old son, Matt, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and works in advertising in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Thomas W. Ross became Davidson’s 17th president Aug. 1, 2007, after three decades of leadership and public service in North Carolina. Ross graduated from Davidson in 1972. In the decade after, he graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, he taught at the University’s School of Tom and Susan Ross. Government, joined a Greensboro law firm and served for one year in Washington, D.C., as chief of staff of a congressional office. In 1984, Governor Jim Hunt appointed Ross as Superior Court Judge, a position he held for 17 years. In his work adjudicating felony cases, Ross became familiar with a state justice system that suffered shortcomings from uneven sentencing and a burgeoning prison population. In 1990, the N.C. Chief Justice appointed him to chair a new Sentencing and Policy Advisory Committee. For two years the 23-member panel worked to create a structured sentencing system that was eventually accepted by the legislature and became a model for similar programs nationwide. For his efforts, Ross received the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence from the National Center for State Courts. Chief Justice Rehnquist, now deceased, presented the award personally to Ross in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court. In 1999, North Carolina Chief Justice Burley Mitchell appointed Ross as director of the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts. After running the North Carolina Court System for nearly two years, Ross was invited by the trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to become the Foundation’s executive director. His seven years at the Foundation involved him in statewide issues and policy, advocating for legislative reform and creating coalitions of nonprofit agencies to increase their influence in public affairs. Since becoming president of Davidson College in 2007, Ross has overseen an ambitious strategic assessment process, initiated campus-wide discussions of diversity and inclusivity, and announced the name of The Davidson Trust, the college’s historic financial aid program that replaced loans with grants in all financial aid packages. He established 200809 as the Year of Sustainability, and led the college’s Celebration of Honor and Integrity in 2009-10. Ross married the former Susan Donaldson in 1972, and they have two children, Mary Kathryn Elkins ’01 and Thomas W. Ross, Jr. ’99.

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Brian Barmes Equipment Manager

Dick Cooke Senior Men's Administrator,  Head Baseball Coach

Lee Jones Director of Lake Campus

Martin McCann Asst. AD for Marketing & Event Management

Greg Ashton Women’s Soccer

Scott Applegate Associate Director of Athletics

Jamie Hendricks Director of Ticketing & Game Operations

Marc Gignac Sports Information Director

Beth Hayford Head Athletic Trainer

Sandy Helfgott Director of  P.E. & Recreation 

Katy McNay Assistant Athletic Director, Senior Women's Administrator

Craig Swieton Strength & Conditioning

Annie Porges Director of the Davidson Athletic Foundation

Drew Barrett Men’s Tennis

Tim Cowie Volleyball

Bob McKillop Men’s Basketball

Tripp Merritt Football

Caroline Price Women’s Tennis

Matt Spear Men’s Soccer

Jen Straub W. Cross Country/Track

Kim Wayne Lacrosse

John Young Swimming & Diving

HEAD COACHES

Gary Andrew M. Cross Country/Track

Bob Patnesky Wrestling

Annette Watts Women’s Basketball

Tim Straub Golf

Ginny Sutton Field Hockey

THE HISTORy OF THE WILDCAT On November 10, 1917, a small cohort of 22 football players traveled to Atlanta to represent Davidson College against Auburn, one of the most formidable teams in the South. The Plainsmen had massacred their first four opponents, outscoring teams, 141-6. According to one account, they were “big, quick, and undefeated” and heavily favored in the day’s matchup. Davidson was 2-4 and started a line averaging 20 pounds less. Not surprisingly, Auburn dominated the game, outgaining the “Red and Black” 240 yards to Davidson’s 91 yards. Astoundingly, Davidson pulled together an offensive attack through the efforts of running back A.R. “Buck” Flowers and quarterback Henry Spann, delivering a “bewildering array of forward passes.” Davidson defeated one of the most powerful teams in

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the South that day, 21-7, with scrappiness that captured the awe and respect of Atlanta sportswriters. They wrote of the “Wildcats” from Davidson College, whose small stature and ferocious style proved overwhelming. One account notes that Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal remarked of the Davidson team, “No other team ever put together in these United States of the same weight as Coach Fetzer’s team could ever get the verdict over the flock of wild men from North Carolina.” The Davidsonian picked up on the nickname, and it has been used ever since, replacing former, milder references such as “Red and Black,” “Presbyterians” and “Preachers.” — revised and rewritten from an account  in the Davidson College archives

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media information COvERINg THE 'CATS Press Box The Richardson Stadium press box is adequate for most legitimate requests. Space for the photo deck atop the left press box is limited. Press/Photography Credentials All requests for media credentials should be directed to the SID Office. Credentials should be picked up in person at the will-call table located at the main entrance to Richardson Stadium. A print credential will give the holder access to the press box and the designated media interview area after the game, but not the sidelines. Photography credentials will enable the holder access to the press box and the designated photo areas marked on the sidelines. Credentials are limited to daily newspapers, national magazines, student newspapers, wire services, television stations and team photographers.

DAvIDSON MEDIA

RADIO NETWORK In his fourth season providing play-byplay of the Wildcat football games is Mark Plemmons. Plemmons is a veteran of local high school football and lives in Concord, N.C. All of the Davidson football games will be broadcast live on WHIP (1350 AM) out of Mooresville, N.C. For those outside the radio signal, the games are aired on TEAMLINE at 800-846-4700, ext. 1143. Wildcat fans also can hear the games via the internet. Just log on at www.DavidsonWildcats.com to find the link on the Davidson Web site. Every broadcast will begin one-half hour prior to kickoff.

SPORTS INFORMATION STAFF

Player Interviews Except for postgame, interviews with Davidson players must be arranged through the SID Office.

Mailing Address Sports Information Davidson College Box 7158 Davidson, NC 28035 Overnight Address Sports Information Davidson College 209 Ridge Road Davidson, NC 28036

News 14 (Time Warner) Mike Solarte (Sports Director) mike.solarte@news14.com 316 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: 704-973-5800 Fax: 704-731-2760

WSOC-Tv (ABC) Tiffany Wright (Sports Director) tiffany.wright@wsoc-tv.com P.O. Box 34655, Charlotte, NC 28234 Phone: 704-335-4746 Fax: 704-335-4736

Assistant SID: Mark Brumbaugh Office Phone: 704-894-2931 E-Mail: mabrumbaugh@davidson.edu

WCCB-Tv (Fox) Bruce Snyder (Sports Director) bsnyder@fox18wccb.com 1 Television Place, Charlotte, NC 28203 Phone: 704-632-7551 Fax: 704-358-4841 WBT Radio Jim Szoke (Sports Director) 1 Julian Price Place, Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704-374-3500 Fax: 704-570-1109 WFNZ Sports Radio 610 D.J. Stout (Operations Manager) 1520 South Blvd., Ste. 300, Charlotte, NC 28203 Phone: 704-319-3923 Fax: 704-319-3934

Press Box Phone: 704-894-2962 Sports Information Fax: 704-894-2636 Web site: www.DavidsonWildcats.com

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Statesville Record-Landmark Jason Bullard sports@statesville.com P.O. Box 1071, Statesville, NC 28677 Phone: 704-873-1451 Fax: 704-872-3150

WCNC-Tv (NBC) Greg Bailey (Sports Director) gbailey@wcnc.com 1001 Woodridge Center Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone: 704-329-3667 Fax: 704-357-4975

Assistant SID/ Volleyball contact Lauren Biggers Office Phone: 704-894-2815 E-Mail: labiggers@davidson.edu

Live Stats Live stats will be available for all home games at www.DavidsonWildcats.com

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Mooresville Tribune Larry Sullivan lsullivan@mooresvilletribune.com P.O. Box 300, Mooresville, NC 28115 Phone: 704-664-5554 Fax: 704-664-3614

WBTv (CBS) Delano Little (Sports Director) dlittle@wbtv.com 1 Julian Price Place, Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704-374-3711 Fax: 704-374-3818

video Streaming All home football games will be video streamed through the Wildcats’ Web site at www.DavidsonWildcats.com. Visit the AllAccess page to sign up for this service.

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The Davidsonian P.O. Box 7182, Davidson, NC 28035 Phone: 704-894-2148 Fax: 704-892-2625

Salisbury Post Ronald Gallagher sports@salisburypost.com P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28677 Phone: 704-633-8950 Fax: 704-639-0003

Assistant SID: Gavin McFarlin Office Phone: 704-894-2635 E-Mail: gamcfarlin@davidson.edu

Postgame After a 10-minute cooling off period, interviews will be conducted on the field. Statistics and play-by-play will be provided.

Concord Independent Tribune Steve Winzenread swinzenread@independenttribune.com P.O. Box 608, Concord, NC 28026 Phone: 704-782-3155 Fax: 704-786-0645

North Charlotte Weekly Justin Ridge justin@thecharlotteweekly.com 15720 John J. Delaney Dr., Charlotte, NC 28277 Phone: 704-543-9797 Fax: 704-543-9790

SID Marc Gignac Office Phone: 704-894-2123 Cell Phone: 980-297-9981 E-Mail: magignac@davidson.edu

Radio Broadcasts Stations originating broadcasts of Davidson football games receive press box locations at Richardson Stadium. Permission to broadcast must be secured at least two weeks in advance from the SID Office. Stations wishing to order phone lines should contact the SID Office to make arrangements.

Charlotte Observer Harry Pickett (College Sports Editor) hpickett@charlotteobserver.com P.O. Box 32188, Charlotte, NC 28232 Phone: 704-358-5127 Fax: 704-358-5110

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