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2010 LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL GUIDE

2010 LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL


2010 MEDIA & RECRUITING GUIDE MEDIA INFORMATION This is Lady Statesmen Softball................................................................. IFC Table of Contents............................................................................................... 1 Media Services..................................................................................................... 2 Jeremy McClain, Director of Athletics......................................................... 3 Athletic Administration.................................................................................... 4

COACHING STAFF Casey Bourgoyne Charles, Head Coach.................................................. 5-6 Dave Martinez, Assistant Coach.................................................................... 7 Kristi Basso, Graduate Assistant..................................................................... 7 Blake Whatley, Graduate Assistant............................................................... 7

2010 OUTLOOK • MEET THE LADY STATESMEN Season Outlook................................................................................................... 8 Numerical Roster................................................................................................ 9 Brooke Allgood.................................................................................................11 Kim Hensley........................................................................................................12 Chelsea Carr........................................................................................................13 Kate Moreland...................................................................................................14 Brittany Eikner...................................................................................................15 Edie Oliver...........................................................................................................16 Courtney Clark...................................................................................................17 Paige Silverthorn............................................................................................. 18 Emily Hearn........................................................................................................19 Newcomers.................................................................................................. 20-24

2009 YEAR-IN-REVIEW A Look Back at 2009........................................................................................25 2009 Results/Statistics............................................................................. 26-27

LADY STATESMEN RECORDS • MISCELLANEOUS Career Records........................................................................................... 29-30 Single Season Records............................................................................. 31-32 Lady Statesmen Honors.......................................................................... 33-36 Gulf South Conference...................................................................................37 Dr. John Hilpert, DSU Present.......................................................................38 Easton Advertisement....................................................................................39 2009 GSC Opponents • Lady Statesmen Sports Network..................40

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTS Institution..................................................................... Delta State University City/State.......................................................................Cleveland, Mississippi Founded.........................................................................................................1924 Enrollment....................................................................................................4,392 National Affiliation................................................................................ NCAA II Conference........................................................................................ Gulf South Nickname.................................................................................Lady Statesmen Colors.............................................................................. Forest Green & White Home Arena.............................................................................University Field Capacity........................................................ .....................................................750 President....................................................................................Dr. John Hilpert Athletic Director.................................................................... Jeremy McClain Asst. AD/SWA............................................................................... Dana George Assistant Athletic Director................................................... Ronnie Mayers Faculty Ath. Representative........................................Dr. Cooper Johnson Head Ath. Trainer............................................................. Gerald Jordan, ATC Athletic Communications Director...........................................Matt Jones Softball Contact.................................................................................. J.T. Webb Athletic Department Phone................................................(662) 846-4300 Ticket Office...............................................................................(662) 846-4290 LADY STATESMEN COACHING STAFF Head Coach..........................................................Casey Bourgoyne Charles Alma mater....................................................... Delta State University, 2002 Office Number..........................................................................(662) 846-4288 Best Time to Call............................................................. Weekday Mornings Record at DSU............................................................................................. 27-24 Years at DSU.............................................................................................Second Overall Record............................................................................................ 27-24 Years as Head Coach.............................................................................Second Assistant Coach.........................................................................Dave Martinez Alma mater..................................................Sul Ross State University, 2003 Graduate Assistant......................................................................... Kristi Basso Alma mater....................................................... Delta State University, 2009 Graduate Assistant....................................................................Blake Whatley Alma mater....................................................... Delta State University, 2007 TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Record................................................................................................ 27-24 Gulf South Conference Record............................. 15-15/Third GSC West Final Ranking................................................................................... Not ranked Starters Returning/Lost................................................................................ 7/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................................................... 9/7 ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Director...............................................................................................Matt Jones Assistant to Media Relations...........................................................Jim Ervin Graduate Assistant/Softball Contact........................................... J.T. Webb Graduate Assistant.............................................................. Alan Wiederhold Graduate Assistant................................................................. Oliver Mansour Graduate Assistant................................................................ Jimmy Smith, III Student Assistant.................................................................. Melissa Morgan Student Assistant........................................................................James Atkins Office Phone..............................................................................(662) 846-4284 Graduate Assistant Office Phone.......................................(662) 846-4285 AC Fax..........................................................................................(662) 846-4297 Internet:...................................................................... www.GoStatemen.com CREDITS: The 2010 Lady Statesmen Softball Media and Recruiting Guide is a production of the Office of Athletic Communications at Delta State University. The guide was written, editied and designed by Matt Jones with editorial assistance from J.T. Webb, Alan Wiederhold, Oliver Mansour, Jimmy Smith and Travis Chamble.

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Matt Jones Director

Jim Ervin

Asst. to AC

Oliver Mansour Football • Golf

The Delta State University Athletic Communications Office is located on the second floor of the Billy Dorgan, Jr. Student Performance Center adjacent to the Chadwick-Dickson Athletic Field House. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on game day as time requires. The Athletic Communications Office can be reached by calling Matt (662) 846-4284 or 846-4285. You can also e-mail us at matt@deltastate.edu. General Information The 2010 edition of the Delta State University Lady Statesmen Softball Media Guide was written, edited and published by the DSU Athletic Communications Office for the use by the news media. SOFTBALL Media Contacts The media coordinator for the Lady Statesmen softball team is J.T. Webb. To contact Mr. Webb, please call (662) 846-4285 or email him at jwebb@deltastate.edu. Weekly Media Services The Athletic Communications Office produces a weekly release featuring game notes, updated statistics and other pertinent information on the Lady Statesmen softball program. To access this release, please log on to www.gostatesmen.com and click on softball. Each week’s release will be located on the right side of the web page. The PDF formatted document is posted every Monday by noon. Press Credentials Credential requests for working press, photographers, television and radio should be made to Matt Jones, Director of Athletic Communications. Credentials will be available at the Media Will Call gate located on the East side of University Field. Credentials should be requested at least seven days in advance of the game. No credentials will be mailed. If there is a special circumstance regarding one or more of the games, please contact the Athletic Communications Office.

Jimmy Smith

Swimming • Baseball

Softball • Tennis

Alan Wiederhold Basketball • Soccer

Player Interviews Media members must adhere to the following guidelines regarding Lady Statesmen player interviews: (1) All player interviews must be coordinated through the Athletic Communications office; (2) Players are available for interviews, either at the Dorgan Center or via telephone prior to practice (generally 1:30-4:00 p.m.) and following the completion of practice; (3) Please give at least 24 hours notice; (4) No interviews will be allowed on the day of a game. Coaches Interviews Head coach Casey Bourgoyne Charles is available for interviews in her office in the Billy Dorgan Jr. Student-Athlete Performance Center. Bourgoyne and her staff are available for interviews weekday mornings between 10 a.m. and noon in their offices. Members of the staff will also conduct interviews after the conclusion of practice each day. Please contact the Athletic Communications Office to schedule an interview outside of this time. No interviews will be granted before a game. Practice The Delta State University Lady Statesmen practice at University Field and the Bryce Griffis Indoor Practice Facility. Practice begins everyday at 1:30 p.m. with team meetings and actual workouts begin at 2 p.m. Practices are open to the media and general public. For more information on practice times, please contact the DSU Athletic Communications Office. Parking A limited number of media parking spaces are available at University Field. The spaces are passed out on a first come, first serve basis. It is suggested that parking passes be requested with the initial media credential request. Should special circumstances arise, please contact Matt Jones as soon as possible.

Gameday Services Members of the working media will be provided the following at University Field: game notes package, game program, complete statistics and the opportunity to interview both coaches at the conclusion of the game. The final stat pack will be available 20 minutes after the game. Radio and Television Radio stations planning to originate a broadcast(s) from University Field should contact the Director of Athletic Communications at least one week prior to the planned broadcast. Courtesy lines are providied for the official station of the opposing school. Any other line needed will require assistance from Telecommunications (846-4030).

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2010 MEDIA & RECRUITING GUIDE Director of Athletics • Third Year • Delta State, 1999

Jeremy McClain The McClain File • Houlka, Miss. native • B.S., Delta State, 1999 • M.B.A., Delta State, 2002 • Phd., Delta State, Exp. 2010 McClain Tidbits • All-American pitcher at DSU • Four-year letter-winner for Bill Marchant and Mike Kinnison • Drafted by Boston Red Sox in May 1999 • Played professional baseball until 2003 (Jackson Senators) Career Notes • Statesmen football program claimed Gulf South Conference championship in his first semester as Director of Athletics • Proven fundraiser with the Delta State Foundation • Prior to Director of Athletics post served as Director of Development for Delta State Personal Notes • Married to the former Christie Cannon of Bruce • Has two children: Cannon and Kate

Jeremy McClain begins his third year as director of athletics at Delta State University after one of the most successful years in the program’s history. In his first year as Director, McClain continued to build upon the championship success of Delta State’s 13 intercollegiate athletic programs, while improving student services and community involevment. The Statesmen Football and Baseball programs claimed Gulf South Conference titles, while Lady Statesmen Basketball returned to national prominence with a GSC and NCAA South Region title, and a trip to the Final Four. In all, eight teams competed in NCAA postseason play and the future looks even better for the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen under McClain’s leadership. Last year, DSU launched a comprehensive student-services program including the NCAA’s Champs Life Skills Program. DSU Athletics now offers several seminars to student-athletes on several topics including financial planning, and time management. McClain officially took the reigns of Delta State’s Department of Athletics on July 1, 2007 and the former Delta State All-American from Houlka hasn’t looked back since. Prior to taking the helm of DSU Athletics, McClain served the University as director of development with the Delta State Foundation until June 30, 2007. McClain has been associated with athletics nearly his entire life. A standout two-sport athlete at Houlka High School, McClain turned heads with his prowess on the baseball diamond and earned a full scholarship to attend Delta State University. An ace for the Statesmen pitching staff from 1996-1999, McClain still holds many of Delta State’s career pitching marks, including most appearances (69), most victories (45), most strikeouts (324) and most innings pitched (363.1). His perfect 15-0 season in 1999 earned the prolific hurler All-American, All-Region and All-Conference accolades, as well as team MVP honors. The hard-throwing right-hander was drafted by the Boston Red Sox organization in May 1999 after he earned his bachelor’s of business administration. McClain pursued his dreams of playing professional baseball for the next five years, completing stints with the Red Sox (1999 – 2000), Jackson Diamondkats (2000 – 2001), Nashua Pride (2001), San Angelo Colts (2001) and Jackson Senators (2002 – 2003). Although focused on making it to the next level, McClain remained realistic of his chances and completed work on his master’s degree in business administration at Delta State in 2002. Also during that time, he worked as an account executive with the Jackson Senators. From there, McClain hung up the spikes and became a marketing representative for Federated Insurance Company in Calhoun City, a firm he would stay with from Nov. 2003 – Nov. 2006. During his tenure, he operated the most profitable territory in a six-state region for two consecutive years, while also improving a two-year loss ratio from 20.4 percent to 3.3 percent. When the opportunity to return to Delta State University presented itself, McClain did not hesitate, accepting the offer to become the director of development for Delta State’s Foundation. In just under six months, McClain raised a total of $165,000 in cash gifts and over $250,000 in pledges. “A great foundation has been laid here at Delta State University, and it is my desire to continue to build upon that foundation. It is my goal to continually enhance student-athlete services, while enriching their livews through community service. Our charge to help mold our student-athletes into the best people, not just competitors, they can be and we will not stop looking at ways to accomplish this goal,” stated McClain. He is a 1999 graduate of Delta State University with a bachelor’s degree in business. In 2002, McClain completed his master’s degree in business administration, and his currently pursuing a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Delta State University. McClain is married to the former Christie Cannon of Calhoun City. The couple has one son, Cannon and one daughter, Kate.

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THE TIME IS NOW...LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL DANA GEORGE Assistant A.D./Development

MATT JONES Director of Athletic Communications

KELCEY STEINRIEDE Administrative Assistant

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS The mission of Delta State University Department of Athletics is to advance the role of the University in its pursuit of excellence of providing the total educational experience for its students. The Athletics Department will produce competitive and entertaining athletic teams, by recruiting outstanding student-athletes, and maintaining quality coaches and staff. The Athletics Department will prepare student-athletes to be productive members of society by molding their development socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. This commitment will breed success for the student-athlete, the athletics department, and the institution. Delta State Athletics is committed to this mission. Green & White Fund Mission Statement The Green & White Fund has the obligation and the responsibility, as a nonprofit corporation, to use its resources in a responsible and effective manner to foster the mission of Delta State Athletics and Delta State University. The mission of the Green & White Fund is to aid the Athletics Department in the form of student-athlete scholarships, funding for facility improvements, supplemental funding to individual sports, and in many other ways necessary to have and outstanding athletics program. ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Delta State University Department of Athletics DSU Box A3 (Mail) 1417 Maple Street (Packages) Cleveland, Mississippi 38733 Switchboard: (662) 846-4300 Fax: (662) 846-4297 Email: athletics@deltastate.edu Website: www.GoStatesmen.com

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RONNIE MAYERS Assistant A.D./Special Projects

GERALD JORDAN Director of Sports Medicine

JIM ERVIN Assistant/Athletic Communications

STUDENT-ATHLETE CODE OF HONOR As a student-athlete at Delta State, I realize that I have obligations and responsibilities much greater than those of the average student. I understand that the needs of the program supercede those of my own and to put my desires before those of my team is selfish and detrimental to my teammates and overall success of the program. To be a part of the DSU program is to voluntarily put myself in the public’s eye. Because of this, I must act in a manner that does not bring shame or embarrassment to the program or the people associated with it. My teammates, coaches, trainers, managers, and anyone else associated with the program deserve my utmost respect, courtesy, and effort. Thus, I will do my best in the athletics arena, in the classroom, and in life, not to disappoint either them or Delta State University. I will also make a special effort to do the “little things” that will contribute to the success of the DSU Program. I will take care of my body, watch what I say and do, and be a role model of what a student athlete should be at DSU. I will attend, study and prepare properly for my classes in order to better myself and my future. I realize being a part of the DSU athletic program is a privilege and an honor. I am part of a team that will encourage and support the coaching staff, the administration, as well as others on the team. DSU has provided me a great opportunity to further my education and have exciting new life experiences that will enrich my livelihood. I acknowledge that not following or honoring this code of conduct, as outlined here and evaluated by my Head Coach, could result in either a suspension or expulsion from the DSU Program.

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Casey B. Charles Head Coach • 27-24 record • 2nd season • Delta State, 2002

Coach Casey Bourgoyne Charles begins her second season as head coach of the Delta State University Lady Statesmen after posting a 27-24 mark and a trip to the Gulf South Conference Tournament.

The Bourgoyne-Charles File • Walker, La. native • B.S.E., Delta State, 2002 • M.Ed., Delta State, 2003 As a coach... • 27-24 as head coach at DSU • 1st career head coaching position • Placed three players on All-GSC • Served as an assistant at UNA • Helped guide UNA to NCAAs in ‘06 • UNA 136-82 while on staff AS A PLAYER... • Three-time All-GSC shortstop • Ended career as GSC career leader in assists. • Held GSC single-season assists record as a junior.

As one of the top shortstops in the Gulf South Conference from 1999-2002, Casey Bourgoyne-Charles made all the plays for the Lady Statesmen. As of July 1, 2008, the three-time All-GSC standout was hired upon to call them. Her hiring also had historical implications, as she became the first female head coach and the first former Lady Statesmen to lead the program in Delta State softball history. After completing an outstanding four-year career with the Lady Statesmen, BourgoyneCharles began her coaching career as a graduate assistant for former coach David Kuhn in 2003. After two successful seasons as a graduate assistant, she moved to the University of North Alabama where she spent four seasons as the primary assistant to head coach Jeremy Reece. While at UNA, the Lions posted a 136-82 record and returned to postseason play for the first time since 2000. In 2005, Coach Bourgoyne-Charles helped guide UNA to a 36-20 finish and a trip to the GSC Tournament. One year later, North Alabama went 40-20 and advanced all the way to the NCAA South Region Tournament in Lakeland, Fla. Bourgoyne-Charles finished her playing career at Delta State in 2002 after four years at shortstop. When the Walker, La., native put down the glove, she ranked first all-time in GSC history in assists and she also held the record for assists in a single season. She is also a member of a select club of Lady Statesmen who have been named to the All-GSC Team at least three times. In Delta State softball history, only six have accomplished the feat. Bourgoyne-Charles is married to Jeffrey Charles of Neosho, Mo. The couple resides in Cleveland.

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THE TIME IS NOW...LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL BOURGOYNE-CHARLES YEAR-BY-YEAR AT DSU Overall GSC Notes Year 2009 27-24 15-15 GSC Tournament Totals 27-24 15-15

PLAYER HONORS UNDER BOURGOYNE-CHARLES YEARS 2009

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David Martinez

Assistant Coach • Second season • Sul Ross State, 2003

The Martinez File • Del Rio, Texas native • B.S.E., Sul Ross State, 2003 • M.Ed., Sul Ross State, 2008 • Former minor league player • Played in Texas-La. Pro League • Coached on HS and college levels in his young career

Dave Martinez is in his second year as assistant coach of the Delta State University Lady Statesmen softball program and head coach Casey Bourgoyne-Charles. Martinez is an excellent young coach with a tremendous background in collegiate and professional baseball. Martinez recently spent time as a graduate assistant softball coach at Sul Ross State University in Texas, while earning his master of education in physical education, graduating in May 2008. Five years earlier, Martinez was a baseball player for the Division III school, earning a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and sports medicine in May of 2003. Martinez has also played in the Mexican Professional Baseball League, as well as leagues across the United States. After graduation, Martinez worked as a coach and physical education teacher at Del Rio Junior High and High School, the same high school he graduated from in 1996. Martinez also volunteered as a coach in summer recreational baseball leagues. Martinez, born August 2, 1978, is the son of Gilbert and Cooky Martinez, and has one brother, Gilbert Martinez III. He has one nephew, Zachary, and one niece, Olivia.

Kristi Basso

Blake Whatley

Kristi Basso enters her first year as a Graduate Assistant for coach Casey Charles and the Lady Statesmen softball team. Basso was a four year letterwinner for coaches David Kuhn and Casey Charles and the Lady Statesmen softball program. The outstanding catcher wrapped up her Lady Statesmen career with 65 hits, 35 RBI and five career home runs. The Ponchatoula, La., native has been a President and Deans List scholar, NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete and was inducted into the Athletic Directors Hall of Fame at Delta State. Basso was also a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education, a former officer of Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and a member of the Athletic Advisory Selection Committee. Basso graduated from Covington High School in Covington, La. in 2005, and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Health Physical Education and Recreation.

Blake Whatley is in his second season as a graduate assistant on coach Casey Bourgoyne’s staff. The Cleveland native played baseball at Bayou Academy and Mississippi Delta Community College, before attending Delta State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. After graduation, Whatley spent one year as an assistant softball coach and athletic trainer at Arkansas-Monticello. Under his leadership, the Cotton-Blossoms finished fourth in the GSC West Division. Whatley then returned to Delta State to pursue a master’s degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. During the fall, Whatley led the Bayou Academy Lady Colts to their fourth-consecutive and his second-straight Mississippi Private School Association State Championship, finishing with a 44-4 record. He became the third Delta State coach to lead the Lady Colts to a MPSA Championship in three years.

Grad. Assist. Coach • 2nd Yr Delta State University, 2007

Grad. Assist. Coach • 1st Yr Delta State University, 2009

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Senior leadership a plus in 2010 By, J.T. Webb - SB Contact After a disappointing finish to the 2009 campaign, the 2010 Delta State University softball team will return seven starters, including seven seniors from a team that finished 2724. Coach Charles expects solid play and leadership from her seven seniors. “Five of those seniors have been with the program for a while, and they know what we as coaches expect from them. They realize how tough it is to win in this league. I hope we are able to send them out on a positive note,” said Charles.

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Brooke Allgood, the leading home run hitter from the 2009 team returns. The Wallace State CC transfer hit seven bombs to lead the team in her first year with the program. Anchoring third base for the Lady Statesmen is another former All-GSC selection, Chelsea Carr. The middle infielderbatted .256 with one home run and 12 RBIs during her junior season. The Lady Statesmen will also expect solid seasons from first baseman Paige Silverthorn, catcher Kim Hensley and utility player Emily Hearn. Charles returns her entire pitching staff, including senior Kate Moreland. The hard-throwing right hander finished 2009 with a 5-7 mark. Moreland pushed herself into the DSU record book as well, moving into 10th place all-time with 155 career strikeouts. Adding to the 2010 staff will be freshman Brittany Gonzalez. The Denham Springs, La., native was named to the 4A-All-State Team as a pitcher at Live Oak HS in 2008 and 2009. Nikki D’Aurelio and Crista Richard are junior college transfers who will look to crack their way into the starting lineup this season. D’Aurelio batted .313 with 22 RBIs in at

Two seniors return who were named to the 2009 All-Gulf South Conference Team. Shortstop Brittany Eikner was named to the First Team after a career-best five home runs and 27 RBIs. The slick fielder also hit .280, while committing a mere four errors last season. Also returning is Second Team All-GSC pitcher Edie Oliver. Oliver finished with an 18-12 mark, as she earned career-highs in appearances, wins, strikeouts and innings pitched. Oliver finished 10th in the league with 127 strikeouts as well. The Eupora native also finished third in the league with 206.2 innings pitched. Also returning with high expectations is senior Courtney Clark. The Sheridan, Ark., native was one of only two Lady Statesmen to hit above .300 with a .303 batting average last season. Clark ranks eighth all-time at DSU with 14 career home runs and ranks ninth with 93 career RBIs.

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North Central Missouri College, while Richard was named AllConference during her career at Alabama Southern CC. Freshman infielder Taylor Hughes will also challenge for a spot in Charles’ lineup. The Morton native saw extensive playing time during fall practice at second base. With senior leadership, along with several talented newcomers, the Lady Statesmen will look to contend for the Gulf South Conference title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament this year.

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Name Kendall Sizemore Nikki D’Aurelio Brooke Allgood Jackie Kelly Crista Richard Taylor Hughes Paige Silverthorn Kim Hensley Alexx Havens Anna Wesleigh Riggs Chelsea Carr Kate Moreland Brittany Eikner Edie Oliver Joy Johnson Emily Hearn Brittany Gonzalez Courtney Clark

Pos C OF P/OF Util. OF Inf. OF/1B C C Inf. SS P SS/3B P/1B Util. Utl P C

B/T Hgt R/R 5-6 R/R 5-7 R/R 5-8 R/R 5-4 L/R 5-7 R/R 5-7 L/L 5-5 R/R 5-5 R/R 5-5 R/R 5-8 R/R 5-8 L/R 5-3 R/R 5-5 L/L 5-7 R/R 5-8 R/R 5-8 R/R 5-8 R/R 5-9

Cl. Hometown Fr. Cleveland Jr. Lexington, Mo. Sr. Hueytown, Ala. Jr. Rocky River, Ohio Jr. Crowley, La. Fr. Morton Jr. Sikeston, Mo. Sr. Land O’Lakes, Fla. Fr. Southaven Fr. Tupelo Sr. Rowlett, Texas Sr. Starkville Sr. Grenada Sr. Eupora Jr. Waveland Soph. Millington, Tenn Fr. Denham Springs, La. Sr. Sheridan, Ark.

Coaching Staff: Head Coach: Casey Bourgoyne (Delta State, 2002) Assistant Coach: Dave Martinez (Sul Ross State, 2003) Graduate Assistant.: Kristi Basso (Delta State, 2009) & Blake Whatley (Delta State, 2007)

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BROOKE ALLGOOD

Senior • OF • 5-8 • 1L • R/R Hueytown, Ala. • Wallace State Community College

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Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 2009 .276 47 47 152 16 42 9 0 7 26 72 .474 10 0 27 1 .321 0 1 2 2 50 19 6 .920 TOTAL .276 47 47 152 16 42 9 0 7 26 72 .474 10 0 27 1 .321 0 1 2 2 50 19 6 .920

PITCHING Year ERA W 2009 3.80 4 TOTAL 3.80 4

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App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK 14 6 3 0 0 1 46.0 46 31 25 37 20 5 1 2 230 .250 14 2 1 6 0 14 6 3 0 0 1 46.0 46 31 25 37 20 5 1 2 230 .250 14 2 1 6 0

2009: Played in 47 games for the Lady Statesmen in her first year at Delta State...Led the team with seven home runs and nine doubles...Ranked third on the team with 26 RBI...Made 14 appearances and six starts in the pitching circle...Finished with a record of 4-5 and a 3.80 ERA with 20 strikeouts...Also picked up one save. Wallace State: Played two seasons for coach Jayne Clem and the Lions…Led team to 2007 State Championship with a 14-1 record with six shutouts and a 0.92 ERA…Also hit .303 during her freshman campaign…Led the Lions to a State and National Championship in 2008 with a 5-0 record with three shutouts and a 2.39 ERA…Hit .305 with four triples during the National Championship season…Team went 130-17 during her two seasons. Prep: Lettered five years for Terry Tingle at Oak Grove HS… Named All-State as a junior, All-Conference as a junior, AllDistrict as a sophomore, junior and senior, and All-Area as a junior and senior…Named team MVP, and earned All-Tournament honors. Personal: Full name is Brooke Hayley Allgood…Daughter of David and Donna Allgood…Has one brother, Brent…Majoring in Criminal Justice.

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Played in 47 games as an outfielder and pitcher for the Lady Statesmen as a junior in 2009.

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Totaled 26 RBIs last season to rank third on the team behind Brittany Tillery and Brittany Eikner.

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Led the Lady Statesmen with seven home runs last season.

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KIM HENSLEY

Senior • C/DP • 5-5 • 1L • R/R Land O’Lakes, Fla. • St. Petersburg (Fla.) CC

HENSLEY BY THE NUMBERS

Year Avg GP GS AB 2009 .235 39 30 85 TOTAL .235 39 30 85

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H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 20 4 0 0 11 24 .282 12 4 18 0 .356 0 3 0 0 31 16 0 1.000 20 4 0 0 11 24 .282 12 4 18 0 .356 0 3 0 0 31 16 0 1.000

2009: Finished her debut season for the Lady Statesmen hitting .235 with 11 runs driven in...Also finished with four doubles...Had a 1.000 fielding percentage in 47 chances with time spent between catcher and third base. St. Petersburg: Played two seasons for former Lady Statesmen assistant coach Jaime Madewell…Hit .245 with two home runs and 22 RBIs for the Titans…Named First Team All-Conference…Team went 55-16 her freshman year, and 50-19 her sophomore year. Prep: Four year letter-winner for Jaime Martin at Land O’Lakes High School…Hit .365 with two home runs, including a home run in her last home game…Earn All-District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior…Named All-Conference as a junior and senior…Named All-Area as a junior…Awarded Best Offense Award…Also lettered in volleyball and golf. Personal: Full name is Kimberley Hensley…Born January 29, 1988…Daughter of Paula and Larry Hensley…Has two siblings, Kayla and Kolton…Majoring in Exercise Science.

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Played in 39 games as a defensive replacement for the Statesmen, used primarily at 3B and catcher.

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Tallied 31 put-outs for the Lady Statesmen at catcher and third base in 2009.

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Collected 20 hits in 85 plate appearances last season for the Lady Statesmen and coach Bourgoyne-Charles.

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CHELSEA CARR

Senior • 3B • 5-8 • 2L • R/R Rowlett, Texas • Stephen F. Austin

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Year Avg GP GS 2008 .282 50 49 2009 .256 50 50 TOTAL .269 100 99

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% 117 16 33 3 1 0 13 38 .325 125 11 32 5 0 1 12 40 .320 242 27 65 8 1 1 25 78 .322

BB HBP SO GDP 13 3 24 0 12 3 15 0 25 6 39 0

OB% .368 .336 .352

SF 0 0 0

SH 15 8 23

SB 1 1 2

ATT PO A 2 63 67 1 123 52 3 186 119

E 8 10 18

FLD% .942 .946 .944

2009: Finished her junior campaign with a .256 batting average with one home run and 12 RBI...Also recorded five doubles and scored 11 runs. Advanced 37-of-73 runners. 2008: Played in 50 games with 49 starts at third base and shortstop, earning All-GSC Second Team honors as a third baseman…Hit .282 with 33 hits, two doubles and a triple…Drove in 13 runs and scored 16...Had a season-high three hits on Feb. 28 against LSUAlexandria…Drove in four runs on Feb. 19 against Benedict…Committed just eight errors in 138 chances on the left side of the infield. Stephen F. Austin: Hit .154 while playing in 51 games for the Lady Lumberjacks…Hit five doubles and a triple…Had a .923 fielding percentage, recording just 16 errors in 208 opportunities…Was third on team with 14 RBIs. Prep: Lettered in both softball and basketball at Rowlett High School...Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at second base for coach Diane Jones...Three-time All-District selection, earning the distinction as a sophomore, junior and senior...Named team MVP as a junior ...Named district defensive MVP as a sophomore...Named to the Hawaii Classic All-Tournament Team...National Honor Society member...Won four academic letters ... Listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students ...Was a Texas Scholar...Earned academic All-State honors ...Played club softball for the Texas Travelers Gold team. Personal: Full name is Chelsea Ann Carr... Born Jan. 6, 1988... Daughter of Dwight and Jan Carr...Has two brothers,Tyler and Austin...Majoring in exercise science.

CARR

119

In two seasons as a starter, Carr has recorded 119 career assists in only 101 games played.

99

Carr has started 99 career games at second and third base for the Lady Statesmen.

65

Totaled 65 career hits in two seasons at DSU.

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KATE MORELAND Senior • P • 5-5 • 3L • R/R Starkville • East Webster HS

MORELAND BY THE NUMBERS

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 4.35 3.48 3.32 3.63

W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 4 4 21 10 3 0 2 0 66.0 72 52 41 40 38 11 9 28 22 9 3 0 0 118.2 131 68 59 32 76 5 7 24 16 7 0 0 0 92.2 124 75 44 28 40 20 20 73 48 19 3 2 0 277.1 327 195 144 100 154

20 2B 11 16 22 49

3B 1 0 2 3

HR 6 11 9 26

BF B/Avg 314 .275 533 .276 439 .316 1286 .290

WP HBP SFA SHA BK 19 4 1 7 0 9 8 1 17 0 13 3 3 12 0 41 15 5 36 0

2009: Compiled a 5-7 record in 24 appearances with 16 starts... Finished with a career best 3.32 ERA...Recorded 40 strikeouts in 92.2 ininnings of work...Also recorded two base hits in 10 at bats in her first action at the plate at DSU. 2008: Finished the season with an 11-9 record in 28 appearances with 22 starts…Her 11 wins were a team-high…Had a 3.48 ERA… Threw nine complete games and three shutouts…Recorded 76 strikeouts and 32 walks in 118.2 innings pitched…Also scored four runs for the Lady Statesmen as a pinch runner…Recorded a season-high nine strikeouts Feb. 19 against Benedict. 2007: Finished her freshman season with a 4-4 record in 10 starts… Threw two combined shutouts…Threw six scoreless innings against Alabama-Huntsville in the GSC Tournament. Prep: Started six seasons of HS softball with one under head coach Bill Brand at East Webster and the previous five at Starkvile Academy…Led East Webster to state playoffs, while leading the team in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched and ERA...Earned MPSA All-State, All-District, and All-Conference honors five straight seasons at SA… Helped guide SA to the North State championship in 2004 and a State runner-up finish in 2005. Led East Webster to the State Championship in 2006...Also a member of FCA, Key Club and Spirit Club. Personal: Full name is Katherine Denise Moreland…Born October 1, 1987...Daughter of Dan and Sherry Moreland…Has two siblings, Kim and Blair…Major is Elementary Education. MORELAND

154

14

Totaled 154 career strikeouts in three seasons to rank 10th in Lady Statesmen softball history.

73

Appeared in 73 games as a starter and reliever for the Lady Statesmen pitching staff to rank 8th all-time.

20

Tallied 20 career victories in the circle for the green-andwhite, including a career-high 11 in 2008.

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BRITTANY EIKNER Senior • SS • 5-5 • 3L • R/R Grenada • Greneda High School

21 EIKNER BY THE NUMBERS

Year Avg GP GS 2007 .262 64 64 2008 .291 58 56 2009 .280 51 51 TOTAL .277 173 171

AB 164 127 150 441

R 22 18 22 62

H 43 37 42 122

2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP 4 1 2 20 55 .335 8 2 13 0 5 0 1 20 45 .354 12 4 17 0 7 0 5 27 64 .427 14 5 14 0 16 1 8 67 164 .372 34 11 44 0

OB% .305 .371 .359 .343

SF 0 0 1 1

SH 11 18 13 42

SB 4 6 0 10

ATT PO A 6 79 139 6 85 92 0 65 75 12 229 306

E 13 8 4 25

FLD% .944 .957 .972 .955

2009: Finished her junior season with a .280 batting averaged, and continued to emerge as one of the top players in the league, as she was the only Lady Statesmen to be named to the All Gulf South Conference First Team at shortstop...Also finished with career-best five home runs and ranked second on the team with 27 RBI...Finished with only four errors in 144 chances...Was one of only one of two Lady Statesmen to start in all 51 games. 2008: Played in 58 games with 56 starts…Name to All-GSC Second Team as a shortstop…Committed only eight errors in 185 chances… Hit .291 with 37 hits, five doubles and a home run…Drove in 20 runs and scored 18…Was a perfect 6-of-6 in stolen bases…Had two three-hit games, Mar. 26 against Missouri St. Louis and April 2 against Southern Arkansas. 2007: Started 64 of the 65 games, committing just 13 errors in 231 opportunities…Led the team with 139 assists…Hit .262 at the plate with two home runs and 20 RBI. Prep: Started and lettered six straight years for the Lady Chargers of Grenada High and head coach Leslie Lancaster…Earned All-State, All-Conference and All-District honors from 2003-04… Garnered MVP honors in 2004...Best Defensive Player from 200204 and Best Offensive Player in 2005…Won back-to-back State Championships in slow pitch in 2003 and 2004…Also lettered in basketball for three years. Personal: Full name is Lauren Brittany Eikner...Daughter of Dorman and Lisa Eikner…Born October 11, 1987…Has two sisters Brooke and Cristen…Majoring in Mathematics with a minor in French.

EIKNER

173

Played in 173 games in her career, including 171 starts to rank 12th all-time in DSU history.

122

Totaled 122 career hits in 441 at-bats entering her senior season in the green-and-white.

4.0

Eikner’s career GPA at DSU in mathematics.

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EDIE OLIVER Senior • P/1B • 5-8 • 3L • L/L Eupora • Eupora High School

OLIVER BY THE NUMBERS

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 2.40 3.44 2.54 2.78

W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB 9 5 24 14 7 3 1 0 93.1 81 40 32 29 10 10 30 17 6 2 1 0 128.1 149 74 63 23 18 12 34 29 23 4 0 1 206.2 205 99 75 42 37 27 88 60 36 9 2 1 428.1 435 213 170 94

SO 69 76 127 272

22 2B 11 26 29 66

3B 1 1 1 3

HR 5 14 18 37

BF B/Avg 411 .230 567 .296 894 .255 1872 .262

WP 7 2 5 14

HBP 15 20 17 52

SFA SHA BK 2 13 0 1 19 0 7 24 1 10 56 1

2009: Finished her junior season with an 18-12 record with 206.2 innings pitched and a 2.54 ERA...Also had one save...Recorded a career best 127 strike outs with only 42 walks...Named to the All-GSC Second Team...Currently ranks fifth all-time in Delta State history with 37 career wins...Ranks fifth all-time with 428.1 innings pitched...Also contributed at the plate, as she hit .268 with one home run, three doubles and five RBI. 2008: Finished with a 10-10 record, making 30 appearances and 17 starts…Threw six complete games with three shutouts…Had a 3.44 ERA…Recorded 76 strikeouts in 128.1 innings with 23 walks… Hit .258 with eight hits in 31 at-bats, four doubles…Had a seasonhigh 10 strikeouts Mar. 16 against Arkansas-Monticello. 2007: Went 9-5 in 14 starts with a team-low ERA of 2.40…Recorded 69 strikeouts in 93.1 innings…Recorded three shutouts and seven complete games, while holding opponents to a .230 batting average…Hit .317 with 15 RBI in 63 at-bats…Named First Team All Gulf South Conference. Prep: Started five seasons at Eupora HS under head coach Trae Embry…Garnered All-State honors in 2002 and 2005…All-District from 2002-2006, District MVP 2002-2005…District champions 2002-2006 and State Champs in 2005…Finished her career with a .367 batting average with 127 hits and 91 RBI…Known for her pitching, she dominated opponents with a killer 1.26 ERA in her career while posting a school best 63-14 record. Personal: Full name is Edith Norwood Oliver…Born August 14, 1988...Daughter of Charlie and Becky Oliver…Has one sibling, Casey...Majoring in Biology with a minor in nutrition.

OLIVER

428.1

16

Recorded 428.1 career innings pitched to rank 5th all-time in Lady Statesmen history.

88

Appeared in 88 games as a starter and reliever for the Lady Statesmen pitching staff to rank 6th all-time.

37

Ranks 5th in Lady Statesmen softball history with 37 career victories.

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COURTNEY CLARK

Senior • C/1B • 5-9 • 3L • R/R Sheridan, Ark. • Sheridan High School

32 CLARK BY THE NUMBERS

Year Avg GP GS 2007 .366 65 65 2008 .272 55 55 2009 .303 43 38 TOTAL .320 163 158

AB 194 147 122 463

R 29 26 15 70

H 71 40 37 148

2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP 7 1 8 46 104 .536 11 6 22 1 2 0 3 28 51 .347 11 9 12 1 4 0 3 19 50 .410 6 1 17 0 13 1 14 93 205 .443 28 16 51 2

OB% .415 .359 .341 .378

SF 1 0 0 1

SH 4 6 4 14

SB 1 7 0 8

ATT PO 3 232 7 175 0 108 10 515

A 47 18 26 91

E 11 4 13 28

FLD% .962 .980 .912 .956

2009: Played in 43 games...Finished with a .303 batting average, which ranked her second on the team...Hit three home runs and finished with 19 RBI...Ranked fourth on the team with 15 runs scored. 2008: Hit .272 with 40 hits…Legged out two doubles and hit three home runs…Struck out just 12 times in 147 at-bats…Drove in 28 runs and scored 26…Stole seven bases in seven attempts…Led everyday players with a .980 fielding position…Had a season-high three hits April 16 against Ouachita Baptist…Drove in five runs Mar. 29 against Arkansas Tech. 2007: Started all 65 games for the Lady Statesmen…Finished with a team-high 46 RBI, while hitting .366…Her 71 hits in a season is seventh all-time in DSU history…Hit eight home runs, second on the team, and seven doubles…Had a 20-game hitting streak…Threw out 30 percent of runners attempting to steal…Named Second Team All-GSC. Prep: Started four straight seasons for Coach Eddie Paul Woodall at Sheridan High School…Earned All-State honors from 2004-06 as well as All-Conference from 2004-06…2004 All-Area (Southeast)… Lettered three years in basketball were she was All-State in 2005 and 2006...Also a member of the track, tennis and volleyball teams. Personal: Full name is Courtney Beth Clark…Born April, 6, 1988… Daughter of Walker and Holly Clark...Has one sister, Hunter…Majoring in HPER with an endorsement in special education.

CLARK

163

Played in 163 games in her career, including 158 starts to rank 18th all-time in DSU history.

148

Totaled 148 career hits in 463 at-bats entering her senior season in the green-and-white.

93

Tallied 93 career RBIs to rank 9th all-time at DSU.

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PAIGE SILVERTHORN Junior • 1B • 5-5 • 2L • L/L Sikeston, Mo. • Sikeston High School

SILVERTHORN BY THE NUMBERS

Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP GS .275 37 17 .234 49 49 .248 86 66

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% 69 10 19 4 0 1 15 26 .377 137 13 32 3 0 3 11 44 .321 206 23 51 7 0 4 26 70 .340

BB HBP SO GDP 4 2 9 0 8 1 18 2 12 3 27 2

9 OB% .329 .281 .297

SF 1 0 1

SH 2 9 11

SB 1 1 2

ATT PO 1 87 1 161 2 248

A 2 4 6

E 0 2 2

FLD% 1.000 .988 .992

2009: Started in all 49 games she played for the Lady Statesmen... Finished the season with a .234 batting average...Recorded three home runs, three doubles, 11 RBIs and 13 runs scored. 2008: Played in 37 games with 17 starts…Hit .275 with 19 hits, four doubles and a home run…Drove in 15 runs and scored 10 times… Drove in four runs against Arkansas-Monticello on Mar. 16…Did not record an error in 89 chances at first base. 2007: Redshirted Prep: Started four years at Sikeston HS under head coach Tiffany Morgan…Earned All-District honors four consecutive seasons, highlighted by an MVP award her sophomore year…Named Standard Democrat Athlete of the year in 2004...Finished her career with a .412 batting average and a .522 on base percentage with 90 hits and 28 RBI in 218 plate appearances...Also an All-District standout on the soccer team from 2003-06...Member of FBLA, DECA, Student Council, and National Honor Society... Personal: Full name is Paige Elizabeth Silverthorn…Born July 15, 1987...Daughter of Karen and Gary Silverthorn…Has one sibling, Fleming...Major is H.P.E.R.

SILVERTHORN

.992

18

Committed just two errors in 86 career games, including 66 starts, for the Lady Statesmen.

51

Totaled 51 career hits in just two seasons with the Lady Statesmen, including a career-high 32 last season.

49

Became an every day player last season for DSU, starting in 49 games for the Lady Statesmen.

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EMILY HEARN

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Sophomore • OF/DP • 5-8 • 1L • R/R Millington, Tenn. • Millington High School

HEARN BY THE NUMBERS

Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% 2008 .200 7 2 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 .200 2009 .211 39 26 90 14 19 1 1 0 5 22 .244 TOTAL .210 46 28 100 14 21 1 1 0 6 24 .240

BB HBP SO GDP 0 0 3 0 8 0 21 0 8 0 24 0

OB% .200 .276 .269

SF 0 0 0

SH 0 2 2

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

PO 3 2 5

A 0 0 0

E 0 0 0

FLD% 1.000 1.000 1.000

2009: Played in 39 games with 26 starts... Recorded a batting average of .211 in her first full season as a Lady Statesman...Had one double and a triple with five RBI...One of two Lady Statesmen with a 1.000 fielding percentage. 2008: Redshirted Prep: Lettered all four seasons for coach Ricky Hearn (father) and the Millington HS Trojans…Garnered 1st Team All-State honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons…Named to Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps All-Metro Team from 2004-07... Helped guide the Trojans to the District Championship as a sophomore…Her high school career batting average stands at .477 with 24 homeruns and 179 RBI…Holds school records for batting average, RBI, hits and home runs...Also played soccer and basketball...Member of the National Honor Society...Student Council President from 2006-07... Also a member of the concert choir, pep club, FCA and Thespian Club...Named to Millington Central High School Hall of Fame. Personal: Full name is...Emily Claire Hearn…Born July 4, 1989… Daughter of Ricky and Beth Hearn…Father played baseball for Delta State under coach Dave “Boo” Ferriss…Her father is also a member of the DSU Athletic Hall of Fame…Sister Lauren played softball at Christian Brothers University from 2005-08...Majoring in International Business with a minor in French and Spanish.

HEARN

39

Played in 39 games last season for the Lady Statesmen, including 26 starts.

19

Collected 19 hits in 90 at-bats as a redshirt freshman for coach Bourgoyne-Charles in 2009.

14

Totaled 14 runs scored in 39 games last season.

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NIKKI D’AURELIO Junior • OF • 5-7 • TR • R/R Lexington, Mo. • North Central Missouri College

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North Central Missouri College: Played two seasons for the Lady Pirates under the direction of head coach Max Mothersbaugh...Finished with a .313 batting average with 12 doubles, three triples, 22 RBI and a .395 on base percentage...Holds the NCMC record with eight hit by pitch in one season and the career record with 11. Prep: Played four years at Lexington High School for head coach Larry Brock, spending most of her time at second base...Named All-District twice and All-Region once...Team went 18-2 her senior season...Member of FCA and L-Club...Also played basketball. Personal: Full name is Alyssa Nicole DAurelio...Born Oct. 6, 1988...Daughter of Guy and Margie DAurelio...Has one sister, Chelsea...Majoring in political science.

CRISTA RICHARD Junior • OF • 5-7 • TR • L/R Crowley, La. • Alabama Southern CC

Alabama Southern CC: Played two seasons for the Eagles under the direction of head coach Elaine Carin....Named First Team All-Conference and All-Region in both seasons. Prep: Started four seasons for coach Bryan Gary at Crowley High School... Spent most of her time at shortstop...Named All-State her senior season... Named All-District all four seasons of her career...Named MVP and team captain. Personal: Full name is Crista Nicole Richard...Born Feb. 24, 1989...Daughter of Tommy and Marie Richard...Has three siblings, Chad, Dustin and Devin. Majoring in HPER with a concentration in exersice science with a minor in physical therapy.

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JOY JOHNSON

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Junior • Utility • 5-8 • TR • R/R Waveland • Pearl River (Miss.) CC

2009: Started nine games at defender for coach Jim Allen and the Lady Statesmen soccer team. Pearl River Community College: Started two years for coach John Hess and the Wildcat soccer team…Received the Outstanding Athlete Award. Prep: Was a three-year starter in the midfield for Bay High School. Personal: Full name is Deborah Joy Johnson…Born Febuary 19, 1989… daughter of Richard and Peggy Johnson…Majoring in Elementary Education...Joins the Lady Statesmen softball team as a utility player for the 2010 season.

KENDALL SIZEMORE

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Freshman • C • 5-6 • HS • R/R Cleveland • Cleveland High School

Prep: Played six seasons for coach David Price and the Cleveland High School Lady Wildcats...Used primarily as a catcher...Earned teams Best Defensive Player Award in 2007 and 2008...Earned best Offensive Award following her senior season...Helped guide the Lady Wildcats to 2005 3A State Championship and the 2008 4A State Championship where she drove in the winning runs in extra innings...Team went 95-24 from her freshman through senior seasons...Also a member of Interact Club, Wildcat Medics and National Technical Honor Society...Graduated with honors and named to CHS Hall of Fame...Earned the American Legion Award. Personal: Full name is Kendall Fisher Sizemore...Born April 28, 1991... Daughter of Shine and Susan Sizemore...Has one brother, Gunner...Majoring in Biology with a minor in nutrition.

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JACKIE KELLEY

Freshman • Utility • 5-4 • HS • R/R Rocky River, Ohio • Rocky River High School

4

2009: Scored one goal and had four assists for coach Jim Allen and the Lady Statesmen soccer team. Prep: Four year letter winner under Head Coach Patrick Hopkins for Rocky River High School in Rocky River, OH… Westshore 1st Team player in 2007 and 2nd-Teamer in 2006 and 2008... 2006-2008 All- Greater Cleveland Honorable Mention… Part of Rocky River Pirates team that won WSC in 2008 Personal: Full name is Jacquelyn Rose Kelly...Born May 22, 1991...Parents are Jane and Jim Kelly… Has one brother, Tommy...Joins the Lady Statesmen softball team as a utility player in 2010...Majoring in nursing.

TAYLOR HUGHES Freshman • 2B/P • 5-7 • HS • R/R Morton • Morton High School

PREP: Played six seasons for coach John McCurdy at Morton High School... Named team MVP and Scholar Athlete...Team won the South State Championship in 2006...Also a member of Student Council, Beta Club, and SADD... Named senior class Salutatorian...Also earned the Advanced Algebra and Triganometry Subject Award. PERSONAL: Full name is Taylor Noell Hughes...Born Nov. 8, 1990...Daughter of Dwight and Patsy Hughes...Has one sister, Tara...Major is HPER.

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ALEXX HAVENS

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Freshman • Catcher • 5-6 • HS • R/R Southaven • Desoto Central High School

Prep: Started two seasons at Desoto Central High School for head coach Phyllis Jones...Named All-Conference in 2009...Named team captain in her senior season...Earned Best Hustle Award in 2006 and 2007...Earned Most Improved Award following her junior season...Led team to the State Championship game in 2004 and 2007...Finished career with a .300 batting average. Personal: Full name is Alexandria Caitlin Havens...Born May 9, 1991... Daughter of Michael and Cyndi Havens...Has three siblings, Colin, Ashley and Victoria...Majoring in athletic training.

ANNA WESLEIGH RIGGS

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Freshman • Infield • 5-8 • HS • R/R Tupelo • Tupelo High School

Prep: Started six seasons at Tupelo High School under the direction of Michael Gable...Was named All-State sophomore and senior seasons...Also named All-District four times during her career...Named Pitching MVP from 2006-09 and earned the Hitting Award in 2007 and 2008...Team finished with a 22-5 record in her junior season which was a school record....Holds school record for games started (160), RBI (140) and pitching wins (45). Finished with 297 career strikeouts as a pitcher with an a ERA of 1.45...Also a member of the Anchor Club, Spanish Club and F.B.L.A. Persoanl: Full name is Anna Wesleigh Riggs...Born Aug. 10, 1990...Daughter of Brian and Anna Riggs...Has one brother, Bo...Majoring in chemistry with a concentration in pre-medicine.

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BRITTANY GONZALES Freshman • Pitcher • 5-8 • HS • R/R Denham Springs, La. • Live Oak High School

Prep: Played four seasons at Live Oak High School in Watson, La. under the direction of head coach Michelle Morris...Named 4A All-State pitcher in 2008 and 2009...Named All-District in 2006, 2008 and 2009...Also named All-Metro Outstanding Player in 2008 and Firtst Team All-Metro her senior season...Finished senior season with a 14-3 record with an outstanding .25 ERA...Also recorded 10 shutouts and three no-hitters...Also played basketball and ran cross country...Member of the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, FBLA, FCA and Student Council. Personal: Full name is Brittany Nicole Gonzales...Born May 5, 1991... Daughter of Wade and Cindy Gonzales...Has one sister, Brooke...Majoring in Chemistry Education.

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Bourgoyne-Charles makes mark on program By, J.T. Webb - SB Contact The 2009 edition of the Delta State University softball team featured a new squad, a new coach and a new attitude. Four, sometimes five, new players were inserted into the starting lineup, making the task of building a team, her team, a challenege for coach Casey Bourgoyne-Charles. In her first season, coach Bourgoyne-Charles took that nucleus of talented players and led them to a berth in the Gulf South Conference Tournament for an unprecedented 22ndstraight year — a feat no other GSC member school has accomplished. There were two streaks that helped define the 2009 season — the Lady Statesmen dropped seven straight contests from February into March, but bounced back with a six game winning streak that propelled them into the postseason. The GSC Crossover was once again an obstacle that could not be overtaken, as DSU dropped all four games in the tournament, which matches schools from the East and West Divisions. However, not all was lost at that point, as the Lady Statesmen were still within striking distance of Arkansas Tech and Arkansas-Monticello, who finished the season first and second in the GSC West. The Lady Statesmen split four games with the Cotton Blossoms, but lost all four games to Arkansas Tech, who claimed the West Division crown. The Lady Statesmen earned the No. 3 seed from the West at the GSC Tournament, but another date with Alabama Huntsville awaited. The Lady Chargers entered the game ranked No. 1 in the country in the NFCA poll, but were in second place in the East Division behind Valdosta State. The Lady Statesmen fell 5-1 to the eventual National Runner-Up Lady Chargers, and this proved to be the final game of the season, as downpours forced a rain shortened tournament to a close. DSU finished the first season of the Casey BourgoyneCharles era with an overall record of 27-24 and finished an even 15-15 in GSC play. There were some individual bright spots for the young Lady Statesmen, as senior Brittany Tillery wrapped up her stellar career finishing in the DSU all-time record books third in career batting average (.357), second in hits (233), sixth in runs

batted in (107), fifth in home runs (17), second in runs scored (172), third in stolen bases (96) and tied for first in games played with 241. The Starkville native was named Second Team All Gulf South Conference for her 2009 efforts, in which she batted .341 with five home runs, seven doubles, two triples, 28 RBI and 27 stolen bases. Junior shortstop Brittany Eikner was the only Lady Statesmen named First Team All GSC, as she batted .280 with five long-balls, seven doubles and 27 RBIs. The Grenada native also finished with a stellar .972 fielding percentage. Her five home runs and 27 RBIs were both career highs. Also being named to the All-GSC Second Team was workhorse pitcher Edie Oliver. The junior had what turned out to be arguably the best season of her career, as she had career highs in wins (18), appearances (34), innings pitched (206.2) and strikeouts (127). The Eupora native earned a spot in the DSU all-time record books for appearances, wins, strikeouts and innings pitched. Junior transfer Brooke Allgood was the power at the plate for DSU, as she finished with a team-high seven home runs. The Hueytown, Ala., native also finished third on the team with 26 RBIs. Junior Courtney Clark, along with Tillery, was one of only two Lady Statesmen to bat over .300 as she finished the season with a .303 clip. Clark also hit three home runs and drove in 19. Senior catcher Kristi Basso also helped the cause as she had her most productive year at the plate, as she hit all five of her career home runs during the 2009 campaign.

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Overall

GSC

WINNING PITCHER

Feb 11, 2009

OPPOSING TEAM SCORE LSU-ALEXANDRIA

W 5-0

5-10-1

0-0-1

7

1-0-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (W 1-0)

188

1:48

Feb 11, 2009

LSU-ALEXANDRIA

W 3-2

3-7-2

2-4-0

7

2-0-0

0-0-0

B. Allgood (W 1-0)

174

2:17

Feb 13, 2009

vsDrury University

0-1 L

0-4-0

1-4-1

7

2-1-0

0-0-0

B. Allgood (L 1-1)

74

1:30

Feb 13, 2009

vsSouthern Indiana

10-18-1

2-3-3

7

3-1-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (W 2-0)

98

1:57

Feb 20, 2009

vsIndianapolis

4-7-3

6-8-0

7

3-2-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (L 4-1)

78

2:00

W 10-2

4-6 L

ATT TIME

Feb 20, 2009

vsMissouri S&T

W 8-4

8-11-0

4-9-2

7

4-2-0

0-0-0

B. Allgood (W 3-1)

64

1:57

Feb 21, 2009

vsSouthern Indiana

W 8-6

8-12-3

6-10-2

7

5-2-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (W 5-1)

79

1:54

Feb 21, 2009

vsMissouri-St. Louis

W 2-1

2-5-0

1-5-0

(8)

6-2-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (W 6-1)

68

1:49

Feb 14, 2009

vsDrury University

W 6-4

6-10-0

4-9-0

7

7-3-0

0-0-0

K. Moreland (W 1-0)

68

1:35

Feb 14, 2009

vsMissouri Southern

W 5-1

5-9-1

1-3-2

7

8-3-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (W 3-0)

65

1:41

Feb 15, 2009

vsQuincy

W 4-2

4-7-2

2-4-1

7

9-3-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (W 4-0)

101

2:03

Feb 15, 2009

vsMissouri Southern

W 4-1

4-7-0

1-6-1

7

10-3-0

0-0-0

B. Allgood (W 2-1)

68

1:35

Feb 22, 2009

vsAugusta State

4-8 L

4-10-3

8-7-1

7

10-4-0

0-0-0

B. Allgood (L 3-2)

89

1:58

Feb 22, 2009

vsColumbus State

6-7-2

5-9-1

(8)

11-4-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (W 7-1)

65

2:00

02/28/09

at West Fla.

2-6 L

2-6-2

6-11-1

7

11-5-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (L 7-2)

114

1:36

03/01/2009

at West Fla.

0-7 L

0-3-3

7-8-1

7

11-6-0

0-0-0

B. Allgood (L 3-3)

119

1:52

03/01/09

at West Fla.

0-3 L

0-2-1

3-7-0

7

11-7-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (L 7-3)

134

1:22

Mar 10, 2009

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

13-15 L

13-9-3

11-8-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (L 7-4)

368

2:28

Mar 20, 2009

vsSE Oklahoma State

0-4 L

0-1-1

4-10-0

7

11-9-0

0-0-0

E. Oliver (L 7-5)

121

1:29

* Mar 21, 2009

at Ouachita Baptist

0-2 L

0-3-0

2-4-0

7

11-10-0

0-1-0

K. Moreland (L 1-1)

201

1:26

* Mar 21, 2009

at Ouachita Baptist

5-6 L

5-10-2

6-16-2

(9)

11-11-0

0-2-0

B. Allgood (L 3-4)

-

2:21

* Mar 22, 2009

at Ouachita Baptist

W 2-1

2-2-0

1-2-1

7

12-11-0

1-2-0

K. Moreland (W 2-1)

251

1:27

* Mar 22, 2009

at Ouachita Baptist

W 3-1

3-12-2

1-8-0

(10)

13-11-0

2-2-0

E. Oliver (W 8-5)

251

2:22

* Mar 28, 2009

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

W 4-2

4-5-1

2-6-2

7

14-11-0

3-2-0

E. Oliver (W 9-5)

248

1:40

* Mar 28, 2009

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

W 7-6

7-11-2

6-9-0

7

15-11-0

4-2-0

B. Allgood (W 4-4)

256

1:51

* Mar 29, 2009

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

W 5-1

5-6-3

1-5-3

7

16-11-0

5-2-0

E. Oliver (W 10-5)

237

1:45

* Mar 29, 2009

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

W 7-3

7-11-2

3-4-1

7

17-11-0

6-2-0

K. Moreland (W 3-1)

214

1:42

* Apr 03, 2009

vsValdosta State

0-9 L

0-1-2

9-7-1

5

17-12-0

6-3-0

B. Allgood (L 2-2)

75

1:05

&* Apr 03, 2009

vsAlabama-Huntsville

0-4 L

0-1-0

4-7-0

7

17-13-0

6-4-0

E. Oliver (L 10-6)

125

1:30

* Apr 04, 2009

vsWest Alabama

3-6 L

3-8-2

6-10-0

7

17-14-0

6-5-0

K. Moreland (L 3-2)

106

1:38

* 4/5/09

vsWest Georgia

3-7 L

3-9-1

7-14-1

7

17-15-0

6-6-0

E. Oliver (L 10-7)

45

1:15

* 04/06/09

vsWest Fla.

2-16 L

2-3-2

16-14-1

5

17-16-0

6-7-0

K. Moreland (L 3-3)

66

1:49

* Apr 06, 2009

vsNorth Alabama

6-6-2

4-3-0

7

18-16-0

7-7-0

E. Oliver (W 11-7)

10

1:39

W 6-5

W 6-4

15-15-7 (8)

Apr 07, 2009

at Mississippi Valley

W 7-6

7-15-0

6-8-2

7

19-16-0

7-7-0

E. Oliver (W 12-7)

132

1:48

* Apr 10, 2009

HENDERSON STATE

W 1-0

1-5-1

0-2-3

7

20-16-0

8-7-0

E. Oliver (W 13-7)

238

1:20

* Apr 10, 2009

HENDERSON STATE

W 5-3

5-4-1

3-12-4

7

21-16-0

9-7-0

E. Oliver (W 14-7)

242

1:30

* Apr 11, 2009

HENDERSON STATE

W 9-1

9-10-1

1-3-0

5

22-16-0

10-7-0

E. Oliver (W 15-7)

278

1:10

* Apr 11, 2009

HENDERSON STATE

W 10-2

10-15-1

2-7-3

6

23-16-0

11-7-0 K. Moreland (W 4-3)

278

1:40

* Apr 15, 2009

at Arkansas-Monticello

0-2 L

0-3-0

2-5-0

7

23-17-0

11-8-0

E. Oliver (L 15-8)

95

1:30

* Apr 15, 2009

at Arkansas-Monticello

0-9 L

0-3-1

9-10-0

5

23-18-0

11-9-0

K. Moreland (L 4-4)

-

1:20

* Apr 16, 2009

at Arkansas-Monticello

W 1-0

1-5-0

0-5-1

7

24-18-0

12-9-0

E. Oliver (W 16-8)

90

1:40

W 7-5

* Apr 16, 2009

at Arkansas-Monticello

7-11-0

5-10-0

7

25-18-0

13-9-0

E. Oliver (W 17-8)

-

1:35

* Apr 19, 2009

ARKANSAS TECH

2-3 L

2-3-2

3-5-1

7

25-19-0

13-10-0

E. Oliver (L 17-9)

258

1:30

* Apr 19, 2009

ARKANSAS TECH

0-5 L

0-6-2

5-8-0

7

25-20-0

13-11-0 K. Moreland (L 4-5)

258

1:30

* Apr 20, 2009

ARKANSAS TECH

0-5 L

0-5-2

5-10-1

7

25-21-0

13-12-0

E. Oliver (L 17-10)

176

1:40

* Apr 20, 2009

ARKANSAS TECH

1-2 L

1-6-3

2-6-1

(8)

25-22-0

13-13-0 K. Moreland (L 4-6)

176

1:48

* 4/22/09

at Southern Arkansas

1-2 L

1-5-1

2-10-1

(9)

25-23-0

13-14-0

E. Oliver (L 17-11)

102

2:02

* 4/22/09

at Southern Arkansas

5-7 L

5-13-0

7-13-2

7

25-24-0

13-15-0

K. Moreland (L 4-7)

-

1:51

* 4/23/09

at Southern Arkansas

W 2-0

2-5-1

0-7-3

7

26-24-0

14-15-0

E. Oliver (W 18-11)

81

1:54

* 4/23/09

at Southern Arkansas

W 6-2

6-12-0

2-7-1

7

27-24-0

15-15-0

K. Moreland (W 5-7)

-

1:40

! May 01, 2009

vsAlabama-Huntsville

1-5 L

1-4-1

5-6-0

7

27-25-0

15-15-0

E. Oliver (L 18-12)

325

1:40

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2010 MEDIA & RECRUITING GUIDE 2010 FINAL Overall Statistics for Delta State UniVERSITY (All games Sorted by Batting avg)

Record: 27-24 • Home: 10-5• Away: 7-9 • Neutral: 10-10 • Gulf South: 15-15 Player AVG 2 Brittany Tillery .341 32 Courtney Clark .303 23 Callie Weaver .299 21 Brittany Eikner .280 3 Brooke Allgood .276 15 Chelsea Carr .256 5 Kristi Basso .252 10 Kim Hensley .235 24 Paige Silverthorn .234 22 Edie Oliver .268 7 Emily Hearn .211 20 Kate Moreland .200 9 Courtney Chism .133 4 Kimbo Seale .115 Totals .268 Opponents .272

GP 51 43 43 51 47 50 48 39 49 25 39 13 33 37 51 51

GS 51 38 39 51 47 50 43 30 49 24 26 8 3 12 51 51

AB 167 122 87 150 152 125 119 85 137 71 90 10 15 26 1356 1381

R 39 15 11 22 16 11 12 8 13 4 14 3 10 11 189 205

H 57 37 26 42 42 32 30 20 32 19 19 2 2 3 363 375

2B 7 4 3 7 9 5 5 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 51 56

3B HR RBI TB SLG% 2 5 28 83 .497 0 3 19 50 .410 1 0 4 31 .356 0 5 27 64 .427 0 7 26 72 .474 0 1 12 40 .320 0 5 22 50 .420 0 0 11 24 .282 0 3 11 44 .321 0 1 5 25 .352 1 0 5 22 .244 0 0 0 2 .200 0 0 0 2 .133 0 0 1 3 .115 4 30 171 512 .378 4 29 178 526 .381

BB HBP SO GDP OB% 15 9 15 0 .422 6 1 17 0 .341 10 1 35 0 .374 14 5 14 0 .359 10 0 27 1 .321 12 3 15 0 .336 9 3 15 0 .318 12 4 18 0 .356 8 1 18 2 .281 5 1 9 0 .321 8 0 21 0 .276 0 1 5 0 .273 0 0 5 0 .133 2 0 9 0 .179 111 29 223 3 .335 107 22 187 3 .331

SF SH SB ATT PO 1 2 27 29 96 0 4 0 0 108 1 6 1 1 57 1 13 0 0 65 0 1 2 2 50 0 8 1 1 123 1 2 1 1 185 0 3 0 0 31 0 9 1 1 161 1 2 0 0 120 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 1 14 0 0 0 0 13 5 53 33 36 1036 11 42 39 50 1034

A 6 26 33 75 19 52 25 16 4 52 0 47 4 0 359 451

E FLD% 3 .971 13 .912 6 .938 4 .972 6 .920 10 .946 3 .986 0 1.000 2 .988 9 .950 0 1.000 8 .879 1 .947 1 .929 66 .955 59 .962

LOB - Team (340), Opp (332). DPs turned - Team (9), Opp (12). IBB - Team (4), B. Tillery 4, Opp (3). Picked off - B. Tillery 2.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg) Player 22 Edie Oliver 20 Kate Moreland 3 Brooke Allgood Totals Opponents

ERA 2.54 3.32 3.80 2.92 2.92

W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV 18 12 34 29 23 4 0 1 5 7 24 16 7 0 0 0 4 5 14 6 3 0 0 1 27 24 51 51 33 4 0 2 24 27 51 51 29 11 2 2

IP H R ER BB 206.2 205 99 75 42 92.2 124 75 44 28 46.0 46 31 25 37 345.1 375 205 144 107 344.2 363 189 144 111

SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HB BK SF SHA 127 29 1 18 804 .255 5 17 1 7 24 40 22 2 9 393 .316 13 3 0 3 12 20 5 1 2 184 .250 14 2 0 1 6 187 56 4 29 1381 .272 32 22 1 11 42 223 51 4 30 1356 .268 16 29 0 5 53

PB - Team (4), K. Basso 4, Opp (7). Pickoffs - Team (1), K. Hensley 1, Opp (2). SBA/ATT - K. Basso (38-49), E. Oliver (31-38), K. Moreland (6-10), B. Allgood (4-4), K. Hensley (3-3).

(All games Sorted by Fielding pct) Player 10 Kim Hensley 7 Emily Hearn 24 Paige Silverthorn 5 Kristi Basso 21 Brittany Eikner 2 Brittany Tillery 22 Edie Oliver 9 Courtney Chism 15 Chelsea Carr 23 Callie Weaver 4 Kimbo Seale 3 Brooke Allgood 32 Courtney Clark 20 Kate Moreland Totals Opponents

C 47 2 167 213 144 105 181 19 185 96 14 75 147 66 1461 1544

PO 31 2 161 185 65 96 120 14 123 57 13 50 108 11 1036 1034

A 16 0 4 25 75 6 52 4 52 33 0 19 26 47 359 451

E 0 0 2 3 4 3 9 1 10 6 1 6 13 8 66 59

FLD% DPs SBA CSB SBA% 1.000 2 3 0 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 - .988 1 0 0 - .986 0 36 11 .766 .972 4 0 0 - .971 1 0 0 - .950 3 29 7 .806 .947 0 0 0 - .946 1 0 0 - .938 2 0 0 - .929 0 0 0 - .920 0 4 0 1.000 .912 2 0 0 - .879 2 6 4 .600 .955 9 39 11 .780 .962 12 33 3 .917

PB 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7

CI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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THE TIME IS NOW...LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL

Nicki Genre, P 85 career wins

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2010 MEDIA & RECRUITING GUIDE CF • ALYSE HASTY 2006 NFCA First Team All-American

Lady Statesmen Career Records BATTING AVERAGE

1. Kristi Braverman (99-00) 2. Alyse Hasty (03-06) 3. Brittany Tillery (06-09) 4. Laura Simpson (96-99) 5. Chasey Niebrugge (07-08) 6. Ashlee Nodhturft (04-06) 7. Joy Long (01-04) 8. Bre Myers (05-06) 9. Meredith Coleman (03-06) 10. Jeannie Crnkovic (95-98) 11. Leslie Pourciau (01-03) 12. Sam St. Hilaire (05-08) Stacey Taylor (96-97)

HITS

1. Alyse Hasty (03-06) 2. Brittany Tillery (06-09) 3. Joy Long (01-04) 4. Meredith Coleman (03-06) 5. Laura Simpson (96-99) 6. Brittany Tillery (06-Present) Jeannie Crnkovic (95-98) 8. Ashlee Nodhturft (03-06) Leslie Pourciau (01-03) 9. Lauren LaSuzzo (02-05) 10. Casey Bourgoyne (99-02) Angela Armstrong (00-02)

RUNS BATTED IN .390 .386 .358 .355 349 .343 .342 .334 .329 .328 .327 .324 .324

292 233 222 220 200 176 176 175 175 173 170 170

1. Alyse Hasty (03-06) 2. Meredith Coleman (03-06) 3. Joy Long (01-04) 4. Laura Simpson (96-99) 5. Ashlee Nodhturft (04-06) 6. Brittany Tillery (06-09) 7. Bre Myers (05-06) 8. Amber Hass (06-08) 9. Courtney Clark (07-Present) 10. Jen Meeks (01-04) 11. Lauren LaSuzzo (02-05) Jeannie Crnkovic (95-98) 12. Dana Howard (92-95)

HOME RUNS

1. Alyse Hasty (03-06) 2. Meredith Coleman (03-06) 3. Ashlee Nodhturft (04-06) 4. Bre Myers (05-06) 5. Brittany Tillery (06-09) Amber Hass (06-08) 6. Laura Simpson (96-99) 7. Chasey Niebrugge (07-08) 8. Courtney Clark (07-Present) 9. Katie Wright (03-06) Lauren LaSuzzo (02-05) 10. Amber Hass (06-08) 12. Joy Long (01-04)

DOUBLES

1. Laura Simpson (96-99) 2. Ashlee Nodhturft (04-06) 3. Alyse Hasty (03-06) 3. Meredith Coleman (03-06) 4. Joy Long (01-04) 5. Chasey Niebrugge (07-08) 5. Casey Bourgoyne (99-02) 6. Jeannie Crnkovic (95-98) 7. Mia Reeves (91-94) 7. Kristi Braverman (99-00) 8. Lauren LaSuzzo (02-05) Brittany Tillery (06-09) closed her career last season ranking in the top 10 in batting, hits, RBIs, home runs, runs scored, stolen bases, and games played. She was a threetime All-GSC selection and 2008 All-Region pick.

WALKS

1. Casey Bourgoyne (99-02) 2. Jeannie Crnkovic (95-98) 3. Meredith Coleman (03-06) 4. Alicia Wright (92-95)

75 71 68 63

RUNS SCORED

1. Alyse Hasty (03-06) 2. Brittany Tillery (06-09) 3. Ashlee Nodhturft (04-06) 4. Meredith Coleman (03-06) 5. Bre Myers (05-06) 6. Leslie Pourciau (01-03) 7. Casey Bourgoyne (99-02) 8. Jeannie Crnkovic (95-98) 8. Joy Long (01-04) 9. Laura Simpson (96-99)

172 146 135 132 109 107 99 97 93 85 80 80 79

42 31 29 26 17 17 16 15 14 13 13 13 11

48 46 41 41 35 32 32 30 29 29 28

202 172 129 128 116 114 113 109 109 108

10. Lauren LaSuzzo (02-05) 11. Chasey Niebrugge (07-08) 12. Angela Armstrong (00-03)

STOLEN BASES

1. Alyse Hasty (03-06) 2. Leslie Pourciau (01-03) 3. Brittany Tillery (06-09) 4. Angela Armstrong (99-03) 5. Meredith Coleman (03-06) 6. Brittany Tillery (06-Present) 7. Jayme Brooks (00-02) 8. Jennie Crnkovic (95-98) 9. Britni Adcox (05-08) 10. Marni Edwards (91-94) 11. Mia Reeves (91-94) 11. Casey Bourgoyne (99-02)

107 106 103

135 99 96 55 51 42 40 39 37 32 31 31

Catcher Joy Long is the only Lady Statesmen named First Team All-GSC all four years of her career. She still ranks in the top-10 in nearly every offensive stat category at Delta State.

GAMES PLAYED

1. Brittany Tillery (06-09) Meredith Coleman (03-06) 2. Alyse Hasty (03-06) 3. Joy Long (01-04) 4. Angela Armstrong (00-03) 5. Casey Bourgoyne (99-02) 6. Lauren LaSuzzo (02-05) 7. Sam St. Hilaire (05-08) 8. Laura Simpson (96-99) 9. Elizabeth Pelezo (95-98) 9. Jeannie Crnkovic (95-98) 10. Brittany Tillery (06-08) 11. Teresa Anderson (99-02) 12. Brittany Eikner (07-Present) Meggan Lee (00-03) 14. Leslie Pourciau (01-03) 15. Britni Adcox (05-08) 16. Leslie Lancaster (96-99) 17. Courtney Clark (07-Present) Jenn Meeks (01-04) 19. Marni Edwards (91-94) Dana Howard (92-95)

241 241 239 225 222 217 211 199 194 192 192 189 182 173 173 169 167 165 163 163 147 147

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THE TIME IS NOW...LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL GAMES PITCHED

1. Mandi Foster (95-98) 2. Nicki Genre (99-02) 3. Britni Adcox (05-08) 3. Sam St. Hilaire (05-08) 4. Jenna Smart (03-06) 5. Edie Oliver (07-Present) 6. Duana Meseyton (01-04) 7. Kate Moreland (07-Present) 8. Melissa Stafford (86-89) 9. Randa Blenden (06-07) 10. Jaymie Lafitte (89-92) 11. Meggan Lee (00-03) 12. Lisa Baker (86-88) 13. Alicia Wright (92-95) Laura Dixon (04-05)

EARNED RUN AVERAGE 1. Mandi Foster (95-98) 2. Nicki Genre (99-02) 3. Duana Meseyton (01-04) 4. Jenna Smart (03-06) 5. Meggan Lee (00-03) 6. Laura Dixon (04-05) 7. Alicia Wright (92-95) 8. Kelli Rushton (90-91) 9. Chrissa Hughes (01-02)

152 143 107 107 96 88 86 73 70 69 67 62 61 57 57

1.39 1.55 1.97 2.17 2.22 2.46 2.67 2.73 2.78

WINS

1. Nicki Genre (99-02) 2. Mandi Foster (95-98) 3. Duana Meseyton (01-04) 4. Sam St. Hilaire (05-08) 5. Edie Oliver (07-Present) 6. Jenna Smart (03-06) 7. Britni Adcox (05-08) 8. Randa Blenden (06-07) 9. Laura Dixon (04-05) 10. Melissa Stafford (86-89) Jaymie Lafitte (89-92)

STRIKEOUTS

1. Mandi Foster (95-98) 2. Nicki Genre (99-02) 3. Jenna Smart (03-06) 4. Edie Oliver (07-Present) 5. Sam St. Hilaire (05-08) 6. Duana Meseyton (01-04) 7. Laura Dixon (04-05) 8. Randa Blenden (06-07) 9. Britni Adcox (05-08) 10. Kate Moreland (07-Present) 11. Alicia Wright (92-95)

85 78 49 42 37 36 31 26 24 23 23

925 371 330 274 262 237 223 189 178 154 152

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INNINGS PITCHED

1. Nicki Genre (99-02) 2. Mandi Foster (95-98) 3. Sam St. Hilaire (05-08) 4. Duana Meseyton (01-04) 5. Edie Oliver (07-Present) 6. Jaymie Lafitte (89-92) 7. Lisa Baker (86-88) 8. Melissa Stafford (86-89) 8. Jenna Smart (03-06)

860.1 719.3 461.2 458.2 428.1 424.2 400.2 395.1 374.1

Mandi Foster, a three-time All-GSC selection is in the top-two in every DSU pitching category. She will be enshrined in the Delta State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. She is pictured with her family at the retirement ceremony of her number 12 in 2003.


2010 MEDIA & RECRUITING GUIDE CF • BRITTANY TILLERY 2008 NFCA All-Region

Lady Statesmen SEASON Records BATTING AVERAGE 1. Brittany Tillery (08) 2. Laura Simpson (99) 3. Keri Manchester (92) 4. Alyse Hasty (06) 5. Kristi Braverman (99) 6. Alyse Hasty (04) 7. Joy Long (03) 8. Meredith Coleman (03) 9. Jenn Meeks (03) 10. Alyse Hasty (05) 11. Jeannie Crnkovic (96) 12. Angel Matthews (92)

.450 .423 .422 .417 .411 .409 .403 .400 .399 .395 .388 .382

HITS 1. Alyse Hasty (06) 2. Ashlee Nodhturft (06) 3. Alyse Hasty (05) 4. Amber Hass (06) 5. Ashlee Nodhturft (05) 6. Brittany Tillery (08) 7. Lauren LaSuzzo (05) 8. Courtney Clark (07) 9. Leslie Pourciau (02) 10. Bre Myers (05) 10. Laura Simpson (99) 11. Chasey Niebrugge (07) 12. Brittany Tillery (07) 13. Joy Long (03) 13. Alyse Hasty (03) 14. Kristi Braverman (99)

101 91 81 80 77 76 73 71 70 69 69 68 65 64 64 62

TRIPLES 1. Laurin Cross (91) 2. Leslie Lancaster (99) 2. Sherri Holmquist (86) 3. Alyse Hasty (06) 4. Brittany Tillery (07)

8 6 6 5 4

5. Chasey Niebrugge (08) 5. Amber Hass (06) 5. Carrie Cauthen (04) 5. Alyse Hasty (04) 5. Meredith Coleman (03) 5. Allison Tidwell (03) 5. Ashley Driskell (03)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

RUNS BATTED IN 1. Alyse Hasty (06) 2. Amber Hass (06) 3. Alyse Hasty (05) 4. Ashlee Nodhturft (05) 5. Ashlee Nodhtuft (06) 6. Bre Myers (06) 7. Bre Myers (05) 8. Meredith Coleman (05) 9. Courtney Clark (07) 10. Laura Simpson (96) 11. Joy Long (03) 12. Brittany Tillery (08)

65 63 56 53 52 50 49 48 46 44 42 41

HOME RUNS 1. Alyse Hasty (06) 2. Alyse Hasty (05) 3. Bre Myers (05) 4. Ashlee Nodhturft (06) 5. Ashlee Nodhturft (05) 6. Amber Hass, 2006 7. Meredith Coleman (04) 8. Chasey Niebrugge (07) 8. Bre Myers (06) 9. Meredith Coleman (05) 9. Brittany Tillery (08) 10. Courtney Clark (07) 10. Meredith Coleman, 2006 10. Katie Wright, 2006 11. Brooke Allgood (2009)

18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 7

11. Lauren LaSuzzo (05) 11. Laura Simpson (96) 12. Kristi Basso (2009) 12. Jenn Meeks (04) 12. Christy Patterson (01)

7 7 6 6 6

DOUBLES 1. Ashlee Nodhturft, 2006 2. Ashlee Nodhturft (05) 2. Laura Simpson (99) 3. Chasey Niebrugge (08) 4. Alyse Hasty (06) 5. Kristi Braverman (99) 5. Carrie Haynie (96) 6. Meredith Coleman (05) 6. Christy Patterson (01) 6. Laura Simpson (97) 6. Keri Manchester (92) 6. Kristi Braverman (00) 7. Chasey Niebrugge (07) 7. Lauren LaSuzzo (05) 8. Amber Hass (06)

23 20 20 19 17 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 12

RUNS SCORED 1. Alyse Hasty (06) 2. Ashlee Nodhturft (06) 3. Chasey Niebrugge (07) 4. Alyse Hasty (05) 5. Ashlee Nodhturft (05) 6. Lauren LaSuzzo (05) 6. Brittany Tillery (08) 7. Chasey Niebrugge (08) 8. Bre Myers (05) 9. Leslie Pourciau (02) 10. Brittany Tillery (07) 10. Amber Hass (06) 11. Meredith Coleman (06) 12. Brittany Tillery (2006 & 2008)

77 69 58 55 53 51 51 48 47 44 43 43 40 39

WALKS 1. Jeannie Crnkovic (97) 2. Marni Edwards (94) 3. Bre Myers (05) 3. Carrie Robert (96) 3. Alicia Wright (94) 3. Casey Bourgoyne (99)

29 28 27 27 27 27

STOLEN BASES 1. Alyse Hasty, 2006 2. Leslie Pourciau (02) 3. Leslie Pourciau (03) 4. Brittany Tillery (07) 5. Alyse Hasty (05)

59 37 36 32 31

NFCA All-Southeast Region selection Chasey Niebrugge hit 10 home runs and collected 68 hits in 2007. Both numbers ranked high enough to climb onto the single season charts.

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THE TIME IS NOW...LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL VICTORIES 1. Nicki Genre (02) 2. Nicki Genre (99) 3. Mandi Foster (96) 4. Sam St. Hilaire (05) 4. Mandi Foster (98) 4. Duana Meseyton (03) 5. Edie Oliver (09) 5. Mandi Foster (97) 6. Britni Adcox (06)

35 28 27 21 21 21 18 18 17

EARNED RUN AVERAGE 1. Meggan Lee (01) 2. Nicki Genre (02) 3. Duana Meseyton (03) 4. Mandi Foster (98) 5. Mandi Foster (96) 6. Mandi Foster (97) 7. Nicki Genre (01) 8. Meggan Lee (03) 9. Jenna Smart (04) 10. Nicki Genre (99)

0.95 1.08 1.19 1.20 1.27 1.37 1.44 1.58 1.59 1.67

INNINGS PITCHED 1. Nicki Genre (99) 2. Nicki Genre (02) 3. Edie Oliver (09) 4. Mandi Foster (97) 5. Mandi Foster (98) 6. Mandi Foster (96) 7. Sam St. Hilaire (05)

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STRIKEOUTS 1. Mandi Foster (96) 2. Mandi Foster (98) 3. Mandi Foster (97) 4. Jenna Smart (03)

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COMPLETE GAMES 1. Nicki Genre (99) 2. Nicki Genre (02) 3. Mandi Foster (96) 4. Jenna Smart (03) 5. Mandi Foster (97) 6. Edie Oliver (09) 6. Alicia Wright (94) 6. Lisa Baker (87) 6. Mandi Foster (98)

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SHUTOUTS 1. Nicki Genre (02) 2. Nicki Genre (99) 3. Duana Meseyton (01) 4. Duana Meseyton (03) 4. Jenna Smart (03) 4. Mandi Foster (98) 4. Mandi Foster (96) 5. Alicia Wright (94) 5. Tina Spivey (95) 5. Nicki Genre (01)

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SAM ST. HILAIRE Four-time All-GSC selection PITCHING APPEARANCES 1. Nicki Genre (02) 1. Nicki Genre (99) 2. Mandi Foster (97) 3. Britni Adcox, (06) 4. Sam St. Hilaire (05) 4. Mandi Foster (96) 5. Jenna Smart (06) 5. Randa Blenden (06) 6. Edie Oliver (09) 6. Randa Blenden (07)

DUANA MESEYTON Three-time All-GSC selection

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NFCA All-American & All-Region Honors NATIONAL FASTPITCH COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-AMERICAN TEAM Alyse Hasty

2006, First Team

Alyse Hasty (above) became the first National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-American in Lady Statesmen in 2006. Hasty, a St. Louis, Mo., native, was named to the NFCA First Team after batting .417 with 17 doubles, 18 home runs, 65 RBIs and 59 stolen bases.

NATIONAL FAST PITCH COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-SOUTH REGION SELECTIONS Kristi Braverman

1999, 2000

Meredith Coleman

2003, 2004

Jeannie Crnkovic

1997, 1998

Mandi Foster

1997, 1998

Nicki Genre

1999, 2002

Amber Hass

2006

Alyse Hasty

2005, 2006

Lauren LaSuzzo Joy Long

2005 2002, 2003, 2004

Jen Meeks

2003

Bre Myers

2005, 2006

Chasey Niebrugge

2007

Ashlee Nodhturft

2005

Leslie Pourciau

2002

Laura Simpson

1997, 1999

Brittany Tillery

2008

Alicia Wright

1995

BRITTANY TILLERY 2008 NFCA All-South Region

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ALL-GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Britni Adcox 2006, 2007, 2008 Angela Armstrong 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Lisa Baker 1986, 1988 Marsha Blackwell 1993 Randa Blenden 2006 Casey Bourgoyne 2000, 2001, 2002 Kristi Braverman 1999, 2000 Cheryl Brittain 1986 Jayme Brooks 2000 Jennifer “Dink” Brooks 1995 Coleen Bryan 1988 Chelsea Carr 2008 Courtney Clark 2007 Laurin Coss 1991 Angie Cotham 1990 Meredith Coleman 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Jeannie Crnkovic 1996, 1997, 1998 Laura Dixon 2004 Brittany Eikner 2008, 2009 Mandi Foster 1996, 1997, 1998 Nicki Genre 1999, 2001, 2002* Amber Hass 2006 Alyse Hasty 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006* Carrie Haynie 1986 Sherry Holmquist 1986 Dana Howard 1994, 1995 Lauren LaSuzzo 2005 Megan Lee 2000, 2001, 2002 Joy Long 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Keri Manchester 1992

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Casey Bourgoyne SS • 3-time All-GSC

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Special Honors GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE COMMISSIONER’S TROPHY Alyse Hasty

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Academic All-South Region Brittany Eikner

2009

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2010 MEDIA & RECRUITING GUIDE GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE Academic excellence, 41 National Championships and a leadership role in the NCAA’s Division II make the Gulf South Conference (GSC) something special. As a charter member of D-II, the league’s 15 universities in six southeastern states enter the 39th year of setting the standards nationally, always breaking new ground. In the summer of 1970, six college presidents met to talk about athletics; when the meeting ended, a new league emerged - the Mid-South Conference - started by, and to this day run by, the CEOs, the first in NCAA history. To this day, it is that CEO-control and involvement that makes the league work and its 14 championships (football; men’s & women’s cross country and soccer; volleyball, men’s & women’s basketball, tennis and golf; softball and baseball) so bitterly contested. From that point forward, the GSC has been giant steps ahead of the D-II pack. Dating back to 1997, the league has found neutral sites paying sizeable guarantees for most of its team championships. NCAA Conventions regularly feature GSC-proposed or -inspired legislation. No one wins more regionals or earns more NCAA post-season bids. In 2004, the league purchased its own new construction office space. But the crowning moment came last year, when the GSC debuted its highly successful “GSC-TV Live” package of nine football games and its basketball finals. Add to that its web-TV show, “GSC Sports Weekly,” and you can see why the past few years have been so special and why 2007-08 should be even better. We take pride in our 41 National Team Championships in 12 sports and more than 100 regional titles, especially because there is no sacrifice on the academic side, where GSC student-athletes regularly earn Academic All-America. The Conference added one more National Title to its resume in 2007 when Valdosta State captured the National Football Championship, defeating Northwest Missouri State. Delta State, Florence State (now North Alabama), Jacksonville State, Livingston (now West Alabama), Tennessee-Martin and Troy State were the charter members who launched the league. Scheduling problems for the 1970-71 academic year limited the GSC to football, won by Jacksonville State. In 1971, the addition of Southeast Louisiana (SELA) and Nichols State increased the membership to eight. The league opened an office in Hammond, LA, changed its name to the Gulf South Conference and began championships in nine men’s sports. Mississippi College and Northwestern Louisiana (NWLA, now Northwestern State) joined in 1972 and two years later, NELA left for Division I with SELA and Nicholls State following in 1979. The conference continued with seven teams until 1981, when the CEOs admitted Valdosta State, followed by West Georgia (1983). In 1991, Tennessee-Martin and Troy State went Division I, briefly dropping the GSC back to seven members, before the beginning of an expansion resulting in ten new members: Lincoln Memorial (1992-93); Alabama-Huntsville, Henderson State, Central Arkansas and Mississippi University for Women (1993-94); West Florida (1994-95); and Arkansas-Monticello, Arkansas Tech, Montevallo and Southern Arkansas (1995-96). Jacksonville State went Division I at the end of 1992-93. Mississippi College dropped to Division III at the end of 1995-96, and was replaced by Christian Brothers to keep the Conference at 16 schools. In July 2000, the GSC welcomed Harding University and Ouachita Baptist University, making it the largest NCAA conference at any level with 18 schools. MUW dropped its athletics program at the end of the 2002-03 season, decreasing the membership to 17. The Conference decreased to 15 teams in 2006-07 when Central Arkansas moved to Division I and Lincoln Memorial moved to the South Atlantic Conference. Former Commissioner Jim McCullough moved the GSC office

to Birmingham. The current Commissioner, Nathan (Nate) N. Salant, has been in office since October, 1992. He is assisted by Assistant Commissioner for Media and Public Affairs Michael Anderson, Associate Sports Information Director Tim Andrzejewski, Sports Information Assistant Michael Banks and Assistant to the Commissioner Andrea Nguyen. The Chairman of the GSC Board of Directors is Dr. David Rankin (Southern Arkansas). Joining him on the executive committee are Vice Chair Dr. Beheruz Sethna (West Georgia) and past-Chair Dr. Robert Brown (Arkansas Tech). The Supervisors of Officials are Bill Johnson (Football), John Caldwell (Basketball-West Division) and Mike Murphy (Basketball-East Division).

ALL-TIME COMMISSIONERS Nate Salant.................................................................... 1992-Present Sonny Moran...................................................................................1987-1992 Ralph McFillen.................................................................................1984-1987 Hayden Riley...................................................................................1982-1984 Jim McCullough...............................................................................1979-1982 Stan Galloway...............................................................................1971-1979

GSC STAFF AND DIRECTORY 2101 Providence Park • Suite 200 Birmingham, AL 35242 Phone: (205) 991-9880 • Fax: (205) 437-0505 Commissioner:....................................... Nathan N. Salant, Esq. President: .........................Dr. David Rankin of Southern Arkansas Assistant Commissioner: .................................. Michael Anderson Assistant Information Director: ..............................Michael Banks Assistant Information Director:...........................................TBA Assistant to the Commissioner: ..........................Andrea Ngyuen Director of Football Officials: ................................ Bill Johnson Director of Basketball Officials (East): . ...............Mike Murphy Director of Basketball Officials (West): . ............ John Caldwell

GSC MEMBER SCHOOLS (14) University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) University of Arkansas-Monticello (UAM) Arkansas Tech University (ATU) Christian Brothers University (CBU) Delta State University (DSU) Harding University (HU) Henderson State University (HSU) University of North Alabama (UNA) Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Valdosta State University (VSU) University of West Alabama (UWA) University of West Florida (UWF) State University of West Georgia (UWG)

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THE TIME IS NOW...LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL Dr. John Hilpert • President Dr. John Hilpert’s five year tenure as president has resulted in significant growth and progress for Delta State University. A strong proponent of year-long themes, Dr. Hilpert’s presidency has been marked by three clearly-defined, straightforward initiatives – “The Best Regional University in America,” “The Year of Cleveland,” and “The Year of Health and Wellness in the Delta.” “Results come by way of concerted efforts and focused attentions, and I believe these year-long themes force us to magnify those specific areas,” Hilpert explained. “I believe we can make lasting impacts this way.” His tenure would confirm that, as during “The Year of Cleveland,” Delta State celebrated its 80th academic year recognizing the rich relationship it has had with its host community, Cleveland. The community rallied together in time of need, as after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast regions, community and campus citizens acted quickly to offer food, clothing, shelter, and financial help. His most recent program, “Health and Wellness in the Delta” has allowed thousands access to free educational programs and testing, in the form of Delta Health and Wellness Day, a breast cancer awareness forum and Dr. Hilpert’s own leadership of the Delta Health Alliance (DHA), a collaborative partnership comprised of Delta State, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Mississippi Valley State University and Delta Council, aimed at promoting programs of health education, health research and increasing the availability and ease of access to health care in the Delta region. He will serve as president of the DHA through June 2008. Under Dr. Hilpert’s leadership, Delta State has also experienced expansive development, most notably in the area of student enrollment, with the fall 2006 enrollment figures marking the largest in school history. Additionally, Delta State boasts a ten percent increase over a five-year enrollment period. Other credits during his tenure include: Delta State’s accreditation was reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December 2005; the University announced the conclusion of its highlysuccessful, five-year “Wings & Roots: Let our Legacy Soar” fundraising campaign, with the final tally capping at $37,025,042, an amount that tripled the campaign’s initial goal and stands as the largest collection of private support in the history of the university. As shown in the Education Trust and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ recent research Delta State stands atop its peer group of institutions for the percentage of entering students who graduate within six years of first enrollment. The number of doctoral degrees conferred in 2004 doubled, while the number of undergraduate degrees conferred ranked tops among any other Carnegie master’s institution in the state. Further evidence in the University’s commitment to becoming “the best regional university in America,” is the advent of five additional academic majors to Delta State’s already diverse curriculum, including

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athletic training and gaming management. Dr. Hilpert’s leadership has also seen heavy emphasis put toward the incorporation of classroom technology – a consistent theme on his presidential resume. As president of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, from 1997 until he assumed the presidency of Delta State, integrating technology into the university’s academic programs was a major goal. Northern received legislative designation as the Center for Statewide E-learning in 2001, and today Northern offers daily classes to more than one-third of South Dakota’s school districts from ten studios on the campus. For seven years prior to his arrival at Northern, Dr. Hilpert served the University of South Dakota as Vice President for University Relations, and for an interim term as Acting President. He has also held senior administrative posts at Thiel College in Pennsylvania and at Finlandia University (formerly Suomi College) in Michigan, during the 28 years of his career in higher education. Dr. Hilpert earned his doctorate – a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration – from the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan. During his doctoral studies, he was honored with the prestigious Brubacher Award for scholarship by the faculty of the University of Michigan. He earned both a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also holds a two-year diploma from St. Paul’s College in Missouri. Throughout his career, Dr. Hilpert has served various organizations on boards, task forces, and committees. He was appointed in 2004 by Governor Haley Barbour to serve on Mississippi’s Council for Education Technology. Dr. Hilpert and his wife, Pat, have been married for 35 years. Both grew up in Missouri, he in Cape Girardeau and she in St. Louis. They have three adult sons, Joshua (daughter Julia), Zachary, and Adam (wife Megan). Pat spent 27 years as a Registered Nurse, serving in different settings as a nurse administrator and educator. She is also a published photographer who has exhibited her creative works in a variety of galleries and won several awards, including one co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

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THE TIME IS NOW...LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL Gulf South Conference West Division Opponents ARK.-MONTICELLO March 6-7, 2010 Cleveland • University Field

SOU. ARKANSAS

March 13-14, 2010 Cleveland • University Field

Location: .................................... Monticello, Arkansas Nicknames: .........................................Cotton Blossoms School Colors: ............................... Green and White Field: ............................................Blossom Field (500) Conference: ................................... Gulf South (West) 2009 Record: ........................ 38-16/17-13 GSCW Head Coach: ...............................................Alvy Early Record: ...............................457-248-2/13th season SID Contact: ........................................... Brian Ramsey SID Phone: .......................................... 870-460-1574 Website: ..................................... www.uamsports.com

Location: ..................................... Magnolia, Arkansas Nicknames: ........................................Lady Muleriders School Colors: ................................... Blue and White Field: ............................... Ballpark on Stadium (200) Conference: ................................... Gulf South (West) 2009 Record: ............................. 9-36/8-22 GSCW Head Coach: ...........................................Kevin Allison Record: ......................................... 19-67/3rd season SID Contact: .........................................Houston Taylor SID Phone: .......................................... 870-235-4102 Website: ................................. muleriderathletics.com

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

HENDERSON STATE

March 27-28, 2010 Memphis, Tenn. • Bland Field

Location: .............................................. Memphis, Tenn. Nicknames: ....................................... Lady Buccaneers School Colors: ............................... Scarlet and Gray Field: ................................................Bland Field (100) Conference: ................................... Gulf South (West) 2009 Record: ...........................21-25/9-19 GSCW Head Coach: ....................................... Kimmi Hayden Record: ................................................0-0/1st season SID Contact: ........................................Eric Opperman SID Phone: .......................................... 901-321-3378 Website: ...................................... www.gobucsgo.com

April 1-2, 2010 Arkadelphia, Ark. • White Field Location: ................................Arkadelphia, Arkansas Nicknames: .......................................................Reddies School Colors:......................................Red and White Field: ......................................Delores B. White (200) Conference: ................................... Gulf South (West) 2009 Record: ...........................20-34/9-21 GSCW Head Coach: .......................................... Beth Jackson Record: .........................................20-34/2nd season SID Contact: ............................................ Troy Mitchell SID Phone: .......................................... 870-230-5197 Website: ................................. www.hsu.edu/athletics

OUACHITA BAPT.

March 20-21, 2010 Cleveland • University Field Location:...........................................Arkadelphia, Ark. Nicknames:................................................. Lady Tigers School Colors:...................................Purple and Gold Field:................................. Sully Anderson Field (250) Conference:..................................... Gulf South (West) 2009 Record:.......................... 24-30/12-18 GSCW Head Coach:..........................................Mike McGhee Record:..........................................96-108/5th season SID Contact:..................................... Alan Greenwood SID Phone:........................................... 870-245-5186 Website:........................................www.obusports.com

ARKANSAS TECH April 17-18, 2010 Russellville, Ark. • Chartwells Complex

Location: ....................................Russellville, Arkansas Nicknames: ...............................................Golden Suns School Colors: .................................Green and Gold Field: ................................Chartwells Complex (350) Conference: ................................... Gulf South (West) 2009 Record: ...........................42-21/19-9 GSCW Head Coach: .............................. Gidget Pambianchi Record: ........................................117-98/5th season SID Contact: .......................................Ben Greenberg SID Phone: .......................................... 479-968-0645 Website: ............................................ athletics.atu.edu

statesmen sports network J.T. Webb will begin his fourth season as the “Voice of Lady Statesmen softball” and his sixth overall with the Statesmen Sports Network. He also handles color commentary for Delta State basketball and serves as the sideline reporter for the Statesmen football team as well. Webb is also in his third year as a student assistant in the Athletic Communications Office. He is the primary contact for Lady Statesmen softball, cross country, and tennis. The Clarksdale native is a Dean’s List recipient and is currently pursuing a degree in Sports Information. A graduate of Clarksdale High School, Webb is an avid sports radio fan and one day hopes to work in professional broadcasting.

Lady Statesmen fans can follow all the action of Delta State University softball this season on the Statesmen Sports Network. J.T. Webb anchors the broadcast as play-by-play announcer for a third-straight season. Alan Wiederhold and Oliver Mansour (first season) will serve as color analysts for Webb this season. Each broadcast begins with the SouthGroup Insurance Locker Room Report beginning 15 minutes before the start of each game. This season, the SSN will broadcast 25 regular season and all Gulf South Conference and NCAA postseason tournament games on the internet. All “live” streaming events are available free of charge at www.GoStatesmen.com through Stretch Internet.

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P • Edie Oliver 2009 All-GSC

SS • Brittany Eikner 2009 All-GSC

2010 LADY STATESMEN SOFTBALL SCHEDULE 2.10 Louisiana State-Alexandria (DH) 2.12 Northern Kentucky University 2.12 Valdosta State University 2.13 Northern Kentucky University 2.13 North Georgia College & State Univ. 2.19 Maryville University 2.19 Barry University 2.20 University of Southern Indiana 2.20 Augusta State University 2.21 Kentucky Wesleyan College 2.21 Columbus State University 2.24 Belhaven University (Miss.) (DH) 2.27 University of West Georgia 2.27 Nova Southeastern University 2.28 Nova Southeastern University 2.28 University of West Georgia 3.3 Louisiana State-Alexandria (DH) 3.6 Arkansas-Monticello* (DH) 3.7 Arkansas-Monticello* (DH) 3.10 Mississippi Valley State Univ. (DH) 3.13 Southern Arkansas Univ.* (DH)

Cleveland Dahlonega, Ga. Dahlonega, Ga. Dahlonega, Ga. Dahlonega, Ga. Decatur, Ala. Decatur, Ala. Decatur, Ala. Decatur, Ala. Decatur, Ala. Decatur, Ala. Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Alexandria, La. Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland

3.14 Southern Arkansas Univ.* (DH) Cleveland 3.20 Ouachita Baptist Univ.* (DH) Cleveland 3.21 Ouachita Baptist Univ.* (DH) Cleveland 3.27 Christian Brothers University* (DH) Memphis, Tenn. 3.28 Christian Brothers University* (DH) Memphis, Tenn. 3.29 Albany State University (DH) Cleveland 4.1 Henderson State University* (DH) Arkadelphia, Ark. 4.2 Henderson State University* (DH) Arkadelphia, Ark. 4.8-11 Gulf South Conference Crossover Decatur, Ala. 4.15 Mississippi Valley State Univ. (DH) Itta Bena 4.17 Arkansas Tech University* (DH) Russellville, Ark. 4.18 Arkansas Tech University* (DH) Russellville, Ark. 4.30-5.2 GSC Tournament Southaven 5.14-16 NCAA Regional Tournament Campus 5.21-22 NCAA Super Regional Tournament Campus 5.27-31 NCAA College World Series St. joseph, mo.


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