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Michelle Andrews

Alyssa Berfield

Lindsey Blum

Shelby Bonneville

5-6 Freshman Camden, Del. Caesar Rodney H.S.

5-6 Senior Fredericksburg, Va. Mountain View H.S.

5-9 Freshman Henderson, Md. North Caroline H.S.

5-6 Senior New Windsor, Md. Linganore H.S.

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Taylor Duke

Brianna Fedorkowicz

Cailynn Fedorkowicz

Beth Goering

5-6 Freshman Clayton, Del. Polytech H.S.

5-7 Sophomore Harrington, Del. Caesar Rodney H.S.

5-7 Sophomore Harrington, Del. Caesar Rodney H.S.

5-0 Senior Milton, Del. Milford H.S.

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Alexis Gratowski

Heather Hotz

Jere' Hutson

Breann Huyett

5-1 Freshman Harrisburg, Pa. Central Dauphin H.S.

5-6 Sophomore Atco, N.J. Bishop Eustace Prep

5-6 Junior Greenwood, Del. Woodbridge H.S.

5-7 Senior Narvon, Pa. Sweet Valley H.S.

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Tiffany Lee

Brooke Moore

Kayli Mullins

Jordan Odle

5-5 Freshman Flowermound, Texas ISchool

5-7 Freshman Dover, Del. Smyrna H.S.

5-6 Sophomore Weare, N.H. John Stark Regional H.S.

5-4 Freshman Camarillo, Calif. Thousand Oaks H.S.

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Vanessa Rabito

Krystal Saint James

Carlin Savage

Diana Savosh

5-6 Freshman Markham, Ontario St. Augustine

5-6 Junior Amelia, Va. Homeschooled

5-8 Freshman Salisbury, Md. Parkside H.S.

5-4 Senior East Meadow, N.Y. East Meadow H.S.

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McKenzie Trueba

Lauren Vasko

Kali Voshell

5-4 Junior Smyrna, Del. Smyrna H.S.

5-7 Senior Williams, Ariz. Flagstaff H.S.

5-6 Freshman Swedesboro, N.J. Kingsway Regional H.S.

5-5 Sophomore Felton, Del. Lake Forest H.S.

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5-3 Junior Smyrna, Del. Smyrna H.S.

Seventh Season McDaniel ‘91 ‘98

Second Season Delaware State ‘11

Amanda Hotz

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2012-13 DELAWARE STATE EQUESTRIAN QUICK FACTS Location ................................................................... Dover, Del. 19901 Founded ........................................................................................... 1891 Enrollment....................................................................................... 4,000 Affiliation..........................................................................................NCEA Nickname.................................................................................... Hornets Colors ................................... Columbia Blue (299) and Red (485) Home Facility......................Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center President ..............................................................Dr. Harry L. Williams Athletics Director............................................................Candy Young Faculty Representative .................................................Dr. Jan Blade

2011-12 Season in Review Overall Record ....................................................................................2-9 Postseason Play..................................................................................N/A WEF Collegiate Challenge..........................................Caroline Foltz Pin Oak Collegiate Invitational............................... Alyssa Berfield

2012-13 Season Preview Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................................... 14/4 Newcomers ........................................................................................... 11 Top Returnees.................................. Alyssa Berfield, Breann Huyett Key losses ............................ Brittni Collins-Rideout, Caroline Foltz

DSU Equestrian History First Season ............................................................................... 2006-07 NCEA All-Americans.................................1 | Breann Huyett | 2012 NCEA Academic Honorees.....................................................3 | 2012 Brittni Collins-Rideout, Caroline Foltz, McKenzie Trueba 2012-13 CREDITS The 2012-13 Delaware State University Equestrian Media Guide was designed and edited by Maggie Hayon, Sports Information Director. Written content and editorial assistance was provided by Dennis Jones, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. The DSU Athletics Media Relations Office would like to thank the NCEA, opposing teams sports information offices and the Kent County (Del.) Tourism Office for providing information. Photography credits: Rodney Adams (All-Pro Photography), Mike Baker (C.M. Baker Photography), Carlos Holmes (DSU Director of News Services), Megan Raymond, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Di Zhu, McKenzie Trueba. DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS Mailing Address Phone: (302) 857-6068; 857-6239 1200 N. DuPont Hwy. Fax: (302) 857-6069 Dover, DE 19901-2277 Web: www.DSUHornets.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION Media Information........................................................................................ 2 2012-13 Roster............................................................................................... 3 Pronunciation Guide.................................................................................... 3 2012-13 DELAWARE STATE HORNETS Head Coach Jennifer Ridgely ................................................................... 4 Assistant Coach Amanda Hotz ............................................................... 5 Returning Student-Athletes ...............................................................6-19 Alyssa Berfield............................................................................. 6 Shelby Bonneville ..................................................................... 7 Brianna Fedorkowicz ............................................................... 8 Cailynn Fedorkowicz ................................................................ 9 Beth Goering ............................................................................10 Jere’ Hutson ...............................................................................11 Breann Huyett ..........................................................................12 Kayli Mullins ..............................................................................13 Krystal Saint James .................................................................14 Diana Savosh ............................................................................15 Tayler Scuse ...............................................................................16 McKenzie Trueba .....................................................................17 Kali Voshell .................................................................................18 Lauren Voss ...............................................................................19 Newcomers............................................................................................. 20-25 Team Photos .................................................................................................26 Horses ........................................................................................................27 Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center ............................................ 28-29 2012-13 Opponents............................................................................ 30-31 DELAWARE STATE EQUESTRIAN HISTORY 2011-12 Results ...........................................................................................32 2011-12 NCEA Championship Bracket ...............................................33 All-Americans ...............................................................................................34 Academic Honorees...................................................................................35 All-Time Roster ............................................................................................36 About Equestrian .......................................................................................37 DELAWARE STATE ATHLETICS Athletics Director Candy Young ............................................................38 Athletics Administration...........................................................................39 Staff Directory...............................................................................................40 Academic Services......................................................................................41 Compliance...................................................................................................42 Sports Medicine...........................................................................................43 Strength & Conditioning..........................................................................44 Facilities..........................................................................................................45 DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY President Dr. Harry L. Williams................................................................46 About DSU.............................................................................................. 47-49 DOVER, DELAWARE About the City....................................................................................... 50-51

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MEDIA RELATIONS dennis jones

Assistant AD for Media Relations Office | (302) 857-6068 Cell | (302) 270-6088 djones@desu.edu

maggie hayon

Sports Information Director Equestrian Contact Office | (302) 857-6239 Cell | (920) 912-6635 mhayon@desu.edu

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DSU Athletic Media Relations 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901-2277 Office Fax | (302) 857-6039

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The 2012-13 Delaware State University Equestrian Media Guide is designed to assist members of the media in its coverage of Hornet Equestrian.

Please call at least one day in advance for all phone interviews. The DSU Athletic Media Relations Office will NOT distribute home/cell numbers for players or coaches. All phone interviews should be conducted during those The DSU Athletics Media Relations office times reserved for general media interview maintains information on all current student- sessions. Calling players at their homes or on athletes, as well as historical information on their cell phones will NOT be tolerated. previous athletes and the program in general. Any additional information, including inter- THE DSU DORMITORIES, LOCKER ROOM, view requests, releases and photographs may WEIGHT ROOM AND TRAINING ROOM ARE be obtained by contacting the DSU Athletic OFF LIMITS TO THE MEDIA AT ALL TIMES. Media Relations Office. Please take a moment to review the following policies and services STATISTICS AND SERVICES that are intended to assist you in your cover- Complete statistics and programs will be availage of Hornet Equestrian this season. able at all DSU home contests. A game recap/ story along with statistics will be sent to media INTERVIEWS outlets and others requested by the visiting ALL interviews should be scheduled at least sports information director. 24 hours in advance through the DSU Athletic Media Relations Office. The best time to interview head coach Jennifer Ridgely or student-athletes in-season varies. Please contact Maggie Hayon with further information. There are NO player interviews prior to meets.

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Name Event Ht. Cl. Hometown/Previous School Michelle Andrews English 5-6 Fr. Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney H.S. Alyssa Berfield English 5-6 Sr. Fredericksburg, Va./Mountain View H.S./Longwood Univ. Lindsey Blum Western 5-9 Fr. Henderson, Md./North Caroline H.S. Shelby Bonneville English 5-6 Sr. New Windsor, Md./Linganore H.S. Taylor Duke English 5-6 Fr. Clayton, Del./Polytech High School Brianna Fedorkowicz Western 5-7 So. Harrington, Del./Caesar Rodney H.S. Cailynn Fedorkowicz Western 5-7 So. Harrington, Del./Caesar Rodney H.S. Elizabeth Goering English 5-0 Sr. Milton, Del./Milford H.S./Del Tech Alexis Gratowski Western 5-1 Fr. Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin High School Heather Hotz English 5-6 So. Atco, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep Jere’ Hutson English 5-6 Jr. Greenwood, Del./Woodbridge H.S. Breann Huyett Western 5-7 Sr. Narvon, Pa./Sweet Valley H.S. Tiffany Lee English 5-5 Fr. Flower Mound, Texas/ISchool H.S. Brooke Moore Western 5-7 Fr. Dover, Del./Smyrna H.S. Kayli Mullins Western 5-6 So. Weare, N.H./John Stark Regional H.S. Jordan Odle English 5-4 Fr. Camarillo, Calif./Thousand Oaks H.S. Vanessa Rabito English 5-6 Fr. Markham, Ontario, Canada/St. Augustine Krystal Saint James Western 5-6 Jr. Amelia, Va./Homeschooled/John Tyler CC Carlin Savage English 5-8 Fr. Salisbury, Md./Parkside H.S. Diana Savosh English 5-4 Sr. East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow H.S./Nassau C.C. Tayler Scuse Western 5-4 Jr. Smyrna, Del./Smyrna H.S. McKenzie Trueba Western 5-7 Sr. Williams, Ariz./Flagstaff H.S. Lauren Vasko English 5-6 Fr. Swedesboro, N.J./Kingsway Regional H.S. Kali Voshell Western 5-5 So. Felton, Del./Lake Forest H.S. Lauren Voss English 5-3 Jr. Smyrna, Del./Smyrna H.S. Head Coach: Jennifer Ridgely | McDaniel ’91 ’98 | Seventh Season at DSU | Seventh Season Overall Assistant Coach: Amanda Hotz | Delaware State ’11 | Second Season

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Freshmen (10): Andrews, Blum, Duke, Gratowski, Lee, Moore, Odle, Rabito, Savage, Vasko Sophomores (5): B. Fedorkowicz, C. Fedorkowicz, Hotz, Mullins, Voshell Juniors (4): Hutson, Saint James, Scuse, Voss Seniors (6): Berfield, Bonneville, Goering, Huyett, Savosh, Trueba

ARIZONA (1): Trueba (Williams) CALIFORNIA (1): Odle (Camarillo) CANADA (1): Rabito (Markham, Ontario) DELAWARE (10): Andrews (Camden), Duke (Clayton), B. Fedorkowicz (Harrington), C. Fedorkowicz (Harrington), Goering (Milton), Hutson (Greenwood), Moore (Dover), Scuse (Smyrna), Voshell (Felton), Voss (Smyrna) MARYLAND (3): Blum (Henderson), Bonneville (New Windsor), Savage (Salisbury) NEW HAMPSHIRE (1): Mullins (Weare) NEW JERSEY (2): Hotz (Atco), Vasko (Swedesboro) NEW YORK (1): Savosh (East Meadow) PENNSYLVANIA (2): Gratowski (Harrisburg), Huyett (Narvon) TEXAS (1): Lee (Flower Mound) VIRGINIA (2): Berfield (Fredericksburg), Saint James (Amelia)

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jennifer ridgely

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head coach | mcdaniel ‘91 ‘98 | seventh season at dsu | seventh season overall

Jennifer Ridgely is in her seventh season as the head coach of the Delaware State University equestrian team. In 2012, junior Breann Huyett was named the first equestrian All-American in DSU school history, awarded by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. Additionally, the Hornets racked up first time honors as three riders (Brittni Collins-Rideout, Caroline Foltz and McKenzie Trueba) earned NCEA All-Academic awards. While not a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference-sponsored sport, DSU equestrian placed eight riders on the 2012 Commissioner’s All-Academic team. “I am so proud and excited that we have finally made our mark both athletically and academically to receive these honors,” stated Ridgely. “It takes a dedicated, mature, young woman to be able to achieve academic success while simultaneously competing at such a high level. Under her leadership in 2011, Del State sent both its English and Western squads to the Varsity Equestrian National Championship. The English squad had previously competed in the 2008 and 2009 competitions while the Western team earned its first selection in 2010. Since its inception in 1998, Ridgely has grown the team from five riders to over 25 in 2012. In the school’s first season, the English team qualified for the Varsity Equestrian National Champions. Ridgely sees the Hornets making their mark each year on the NCAA equestrian circuit. “We are not just here to ride, we are here to win,” Ridgely commented. “Before you have a strong house, you must have a strong foundation. My experience and connections in the equine world, my hard work ethic and my desire to win will definitely help me build that foundation for a solid program at Delaware State.” Ridgely brings nearly 30 years of equine business and competition experience to the Hornet equestrian team. She also has experience in equine judging, horse training and an expansive knowledge in training riders in various disciplines. As a youth competitor, Ridgely excelled on the Quarter Horse circuit, competing and placing at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress and Youth World Show. In addition to coaching full-time at Delaware State, Ridgely currently co-owns and operates Wicked R Western Productions, Inc. with her husband, Randy, where they offer riding lessons, overnight Dude Ranch Camps and much more. Before joining DSU, Ridgely coordinated managed, and implemented the daily activities of the 60 acre Agri-Tourism business, the first of its kind in the state of Delaware.

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Ridgely is a native of Camden, Del., and a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School. She received her B.A. in 1991 and her Master’s in 1998, both from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College). Ridgely was an elementary school teacher in Delaware and Maryland prior to her time at DSU. She and her husband are the proud parents of two beautiful “cowgirls,” Peyton (14) and Rylee (10). 2012 DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY EQUESTRIAN MEDIA GUIDE


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2012-13 COACHING STAFF assistant coach | delaware state ‘11 | second season at dsu | second season overall

Amanda Hotz graduated from Delaware State University in May 2011 with a degree Agriculture Business and continues to work with the equestrian team as an assistant after an illustrious career riding for the Hornets. Growing up in Voorhees, N.J., she has had easy access to many of the East Coast horse shows, where she has a great background in the hunter jumper world. As a hunter jumper, Hotz has qualified for Marshall and Sterling, NAL, Congress and Zone in addition to showing at Devon Horse Show in Pennsylvania and placing in the Top 10.

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Hotz began riding horses at the tender age of five as a barrel racer and eventually decided to ride the junior hunters. In 2005, she placed third at the Marshall and Sterling Classic Hunter Hack. Just this past year, Hotz rejoined the jumping carrier after an abrupt halt her junior year of high school following a bad fall. By a turn of events, her hunter trainer of 15 years introduced her to Rocky Dare, a western legend. Hotz started showing competitively in the western ring by her senior year of high school. She accomplished much showing with Rocky and a lot on her own as well. Hotz has placed in the Top 10 in the Congress Limited Non-Pro Reserve Champion for the Eastern Pennsylvania reigning horse association, fifth in the USEF 2009, sixth in the USEF 2010 and has successfully shown at the Futurity and Derby. To top a great 2010 season, Hotz qualified in the North American Young and Junior Rider’s World Games in Lexington, Ky. and finished with a silver medal. She has been nationally recognized for both the Western and English Equestrian sport. As a relatively new sport at Delaware State, Hotz was a member of the first DSU Western team to compete in the Varsity Equestrian National Championships in 2010. She joined the team in December 2007 and won all four reining competitions for the spring semester. In 2011, she finished fourth at the Pin Oak Collegiate Invitational. Since graduation, Hotz has worked in Mississippi and around Delmarva for various trainers broadening her horizons and looking forward to a successful coaching career.

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5-6 | senior | english | fredericksburg, va. | mountain view h.s. | longwood univ. | finance major

2011-12: Recorded school-record ride of 95 in Equitation to earn MVP honors against Miami (Ohio)/Ohio State at Gambler’s Choice on March 17 … also recorded an Equitation score of 92 to earn MVP honors against South Carolina on March 16 … finished season with three total MVP awards and an overall record of 10-10-2 … represented Delaware State at the annual Pin Oak Invitational, held in Katy, Texas, on March 24, where she placed seventh overall … tallied five 80-plus point rides … won first collegiate team point of career on Sept. 24 with a 74-point Equitation ride against Fresno State. Longwood: Member of the IHSA Equestrian Team … Reserve Champion Novice Flat IHSA Zone 4 Region 2 (2009-10) … Eighth overall Novice Flat IHSA Zone 4 (2009-10). High School: Was a member of three different American Interschool Riding Competition teams throughout high school (2005-2009). 2008 & 2009 Year End AIRC team High Point Rider. 2009 Overall Year End AIRC Reserve Champion High Point Rider. 2008 Battlefield Horse Show Association (BHSA) Forrest Linton Memorial Year End Reserve Champion. Qualified for 2008 & 2009 Virginia Horse Show Association (VHSA) Childrens Medal Finals. Placed 6th in 2009 VHSA Childrens Medal Finals. 2009 BHSA Year End Modified Jumpers Champion. 2009 BHSA Year End Schooling Jumpers Reserve Champion. 2010 BHSA Year End Modified Jumpers Reserve Champion. Qualified for 2010 VHSA Adult Medal Finals. Placed 2nd in 2010 Virginia Horse Center Adult Equitation Derby. Personal: Born February 1, 1991 in Fredericksburg, Va. … daughter of Rex and Tammy Berfield … has one older sister, Jeniffer … joins DSU Equestrian from Longwood University in Farmville, Va. where she was for two seasons … graduated in 2009 from Mountain View High School in Stafford, Va. as an honors graduate … was the FBLA President and a member of the Wind Ensemble at Mountain View … majoring in finance with the goals of becoming a financial advisor after upon graduation from DSU.

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2012-13 RETURNERS 5-9 | senior | english | new windsor, md. | linganore h.s. | equine business major

shelby bonneville

2011-12: Participated in 17 events for the Hornets in both English and Western disciplines … tallied three total point wins for DSU … recorded season-high Equitation over Fences score of 80 at South Dakota State on Nov. 6 … collected season-high Equitation score of 78 to win her point against SMU on Oct. 22 … earned point win against New Mexico State on Oct. 21 at home with a 76-point Equitation ride … scored a 56 in Equitation to win point against Sacred Heart at Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center on Jan. 28.

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Personal: Born April 2, 1992 in Baltimore, Md. … daughter of Kimberly Bonneville and Louis Bonneville … has two brothers, Josh and Ike … comes from an athletic family as great uncle, Jack Merson, played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox, uncle Robert Bonneville played football at Sheppard University, cousin Brett Bonneville played basketball at McDaniel College and cousin Melissa Merson played basketball and soccer at McDaniel College … graduated in 2009 from Linganore High School in Frederick, Md. with highest honors … was the FFA President from 2008-09 … majoring in equine business with a minor in agriculture with the goals of becoming a Pharmaceutical Representative for animal drugs upon graduation from DSU … volunteers at Kingdom Christian Academy.

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5-7 | sophomore | western | harrington, del. | caesar rodney h.s. | agriculture major

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2011-12: Scored a 65 against Georgia and a 66 against Tennessee-Martin, both in Horsemanship, at UTM on Nov. 18. Personal: Born November 27, 1992 in Christiana, Del. … daughter of Richelle Edwards and Paul Fedorkowicz … has a twin sister, Cailynn, who is also a member of the DSU Equestrian team … graduated in 2011 from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Del. … is majoring in agriculture and a minor in education at DSU … is a three-time Delaware FFA Champion and was the 2010-11 Chapter Junior Advisor … last name is pronounced Fuh-dork-oh-wits.

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cailynn fedorkowicz

5-7 | sophomore | western | harrington, del. | caesar rodney h.s. | agriculture major

2011-12: Collected a season-high score of 67.5 in Horsemanship against New Mexico State at Gambler’s Choice … also recorded Horsemanship scores of 66.5 (Georgia) and 60.5 (Tennessee-Martin).

Riding Career: Four-time FFA State Champion in horse judging, dairy cattle judging, livestock judging and prepared public speaking … three-time FFA National Competitor (held in Indianapolis, Ind.).

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Personal: Born November 27, 1992 in Christiana, Del. … daughter of Richelle Edwards and Paul Fedorkowicz … has a twin sister, Brianna, who is also a member of the DSU Equestrian team … graduated in 2011 from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Del. … spent time with FFA and Blue Gold in high school along with volunteering at a local soup kitchen … majoring in agriculture and a minor in education at DSU with the goals of teaching high school Agriculture Education … last name is pronounced Fuh-dork-oh-wits.

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5-0 | senior | english | milton, del. | milford senior h.s. | delaware technical college

2011-12: Did not compete. High School: Competed on the track and field team for three years and the field hockey team as a freshman … track team was the spring state champions her freshman year. Personal: Born November 23, 1989 in Lewes, Del. … daughter of Walter and Mary Goering … has one older brother, Chris … graduated from Milford Senior High School in 2008 and received her associate’s degree in production agriculture from Del Tech CC in 2011 … member of the FFA … majoring in general agriculture at DSU.

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2012-13 RETURNERS 5-6 | junior | english | greenwood, del. | woodbridge h.s. | pre-veterinary science

2011-12: Did not compete. High School: Played varsity basketball all four years … also named an Academic All-Conference honoree all four season … as a senior, team won the Pat Browski Classic in December 2010. Personal: Born March 10, 1992 in Niskayuna, N.Y. … daughter of Jerome and Yolanda Hutson … has two brothers, Jerome II and Joseph … name is pronounced ‘Jer-ray’ … is a generational DSU student as her mother, grandmother (Constance Chaney Hutson) and grandfather (Joseph Eugene Hutson) graduated from Delaware State ... graduated in 2010 as class valedictorian from Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville, Del. … member of the band, Spanish Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, FFA, and was Spanish Club President and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) leader … spent time volunteering with SPCA, Goodwill, Walkers Mill Community Center, Cheer Center and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation … majoring in Pre-Veterinary Science with a minor in Spanish with the goals of becoming an exotic animal veterinarian and work at a zoo or for National Geographic, Animal Planet or Discovery Channel … spends free time at DSU with the Latino Students Association (LSA), Honors Program, SMILE and is secretary of AMP … was named to the President’s List her freshman year … volunteers time at Kingdom Christian Academy.

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5-7 | senior | western | narvon, pa. | sweet valley h.s. | animal and poultry science major

2011-12: First Equestrian student-athlete in Delaware State University history to be named a NCEA All-American … one of four to earn honors in Reining discipline with a record of 6-12 with two MVP awards and an average score of 71.4 … posted season-high score in the event of 73.5 to earn MVP honors against Fresno State on Sept. 24 … finished season with 7-11-2 overall record with three total MVP honors … also competed in Equitation over Fences and Horsemanship events … named an alternate for the NRHA Derby. Personal: Born October 18, 1990 in Reading, Pa. … daughter of Sandy Kauffman and Robert Huyett … has a younger brother, R.C. and younger sister, Baylie … graduated in 2009 from Sweet Valley High School in Morgantown, Pa. … volunteered time on the Ryers Horse Farm … competed all four years of high school on the track and field team … majoring in animal and poultry science at DSU.

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2012-13 RETURNERS 5-6 | sophomore | western | weare, n.h. | john stark regional h.s. | psychology major

kayli mullins

Riding Career: Has been riding horses for over 10 years … EPRHA 14-18 Champion … NRHA 14-18 Reserve Champion … NRHA 14-18 Reserve World Champion … from 2006-09, qualified for the National Barrel Horse Association World Championship shows … Northeast Reining Horse Association Youth Rookie and Green Reiner Champion … Rookie level I and II Reserve Champion.

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Personal: Born August 31, 1992 in Manchester, N.H. … daughter of Kim Mullins and Parker Mullins … has one older sister, Melissa, and a younger brother, Parker Jr. … graduated in 2010 from John Stark Regional High School in Weare, N.H. … also attended the New Hampshire Equestrian Academy in Rochester, N.H. as a freshman … majoring in psychology with the goals of becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner upon graduation from Delaware State.

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krystal saint james

5-6 | junior | western | amelia, va. | homeschooled | john tyler cc | movement sciences major

2011-12: Did not compete.

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Personal: Born May 27, 1993 in Virginia Beach, Va. … daughter of Falon Saint James and Harry C. Swank II … has a younger brother, Harry C. Swank III and a younger sister, Morgan Saint James … was homeschooled and graduated her high school program at the age of 15 … received her associate’s degree from John Tyler Community College in Midlothian, Va. … while at JTCC, was inducted into Phil Theta Kappa and was a member of the honors society … participates in tae-kwon-do … majoring in movement sciences with the goals of owning her own taekwon-do schools in addition to designing fitness and nutrition plans for athletes.

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2012-13 RETURNERS 5-4 | senior | english | east meadow, n.y. | east meadow h.s. | nassau cc | animal and poultry science major

2011-12: Did not compete. 2010-11: Did not compete. High School: Member of the varsity swim team for three years … named County Champion all three years … team was County Champions her senior year … was also a team captain her senior season.

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Personal: Born November 10, 1990 on Long Island, N.Y. … daughter of Loretta Savosh and Robert Savosh … has one older sister, Victoria … graduated from East Meadow High School in 2008 … was a member of the Key Club, ASL Honor Society and BOCES … previously attended Nassau Community College in Uniondale, N.Y. … majoring in Animal and Poultry Science at DSU with the goals of becoming an animal nutritionist upon graduation … named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 semester.

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5-4 | junior | western | smyrna, del. | smyrna h.s. | criminal justice major

2011-12: Competed 16 times for the Hornets … led the Hornets to a 12-4 victory over Sacred Heart on Jan. 28 at Gambler’s Choice, winning both her points in Horsemanship and Reining … earned MVP honors against Sacred Heart with her 67-point ride in Reining … collected five total point wins and one tie for Delaware State … recorded a season-high score of 73 in Horsemanship against Fresno State on Sept. 24 at GCEC … also tallied winning rides of 72 (Horsemanship; Texas A&M & New Mexico State), 71.5 (Horsemanship; Miami (Ohio)/Ohio State) and 71 (Horsemanship; Sacred Heart). 2010-11: Did not compete. High School: Spent all four years as a member of the field hockey team and three seasons with the cheerleading squad. Personal: Born March 29, 1991 in Smyrna, Del. … daughter of Larry and Jane Scuse … has two sisters, Morgan and Alivia … older sister, Morgan, was a member of the DSU Equestrian team from 2006-2010 … graduated in 2010 from Smyrna High School in Smyrna, Del. … member of the Business Professionals of American and Student Government Association while at SHS … majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology with the goals of working in victim service upon graduation from DSU … volunteers at Kingdom Christian Academy.

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2012-13 RETURNERS 5-7 | senior | western | williams, ariz. | flagstaff h.s. | studio art major

mckenzie trueba

Academics: NCEA Academic Honorable Mention (2012) … twotime MEAC Commissioner All-Academic honoree (2011, 2012)

2011-12: Rode in all 20 Western events for the Hornets … earned MVP honors with a 69.5 Reining ride against New Mexico State at Gambler’s Choice on Oct. 21 … also won points against Fresno State on Sept. 24 (69; Horsemanship) and at South Dakota State on Nov. 6 (68.5; Horsemanship).

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Riding Career: Rides with the American Pinto Horse Association … owns 58 World Championships, 42 Reserve World Championships, four All-Around Saddles, 15 Registers of Merit and Five Horse of the Year Awards. High School: Member of the swimming team all four years … swam the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle … earned Top 13 honors in the state as a freshman and sophomore … team was Arizona State Boys and Girls Champions every season. Personal: Born February 25, 1991 in Scottsdale, Ariz. … daughter of Barb Trueba and Kenneth Chapline … has one older sister, Mikey … graduated in 2009 from Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, Ariz. … member of the FFA, 4-H and choir in high school … volunteers at Kingdom Christian Academy … majoring in studio art with goals of becoming a photographer and disc jockey upon graduation.

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kali voshell

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5-5 | sophomore | western | felton, del. | lake forest h.s. | general agriculture major

2011-12: Competed in 11 Reining events in her first season riding for the Hornets … scored season-high 72 at TennesseeMartin on Nov. 18 to win her point … earned first point of career against Georgia at UTM with a 70.5-point ride … helped led DSU to a 12-4 victory with a 62.5-0 point victory against Sacred Heart on Jan. 28 at Gambler’s Choice … also tallied a point for the Hornets with a 71-point ride against Miami (Ohio)/Ohio State on March 17 at Gambler’s Choice. High School: Played four years of varsity soccer … named a DIAA Scholar Athlete her senior year … also played junior varsity field hockey as a freshman. Personal: Born January 9, 1993 in Dover, Del. … daughter of Paula and Gusty Voshell … has two brothers, Tyler and Andrew … mother is a DSU graduate and is currently pursuing her master’s degree on campus … graduated in 2011 from Lake Forest High School in Felton, Del. … member of the FFA and volunteered over 250 hours working in the community … majoring in general agriculture with the goals of becoming a soil scientist in Delaware upon graduation … volunteers time at a local elementary school.

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2012-13 RETURNERS 5-3 | junior | western | smyrna, del. | smyrna h.s. | general agriculture major

2011-12: Competed in two Equitation over Fences events for the Hornets … scored a 73 against New Mexico State and a 72 against Southern Methodist, both at Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center. Personal: Born April 9, 1992 in Christiana, Del … daughter of Larry and Karen Voss … has one younger brother, Larry, Jr. … aunt, Kandance McNatt, was a cheerleader at DSU … graduated from Smyrna H.S. in 2010 with a 3.5 GPA and was ranked in the Top 60 of 300 in her class … was a member of FFA and BPA in addition to volunteering her time with Adopt-a-Wetland and at her local district elementary school … currently majoring in General Agriculture with the goals of becoming an Agriculture Education teach upon graduation from DSU … as a freshman at Delaware State, was a member of the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters … volunteers with Rider’s to Reader’s and as a classroom aide at a local elementary school.

lauren voss

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michelle andrews

5-6 | freshman | english | marydel, del. | caesar rodney h.s. | agriculture business major

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Personal: Born May 12, 1994 in Dover, Del. … daughter of Susan Smith and Jonathan Andrews … has a younger brother, Kahle … graduated in 2012 from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Del. … spent time with the FFA … majoring in agriculture business at Delaware State.

lindsey blum

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5-9 | freshman | western | henderson, md. | north caroline h.s. | movement sciences major

Personal: Born January 19, 1994 in Annapolis, Md. … daughter of Linda Blum and Vernon Blum … graduated in 2012 from North Caroline High School in Ridgely, Md. … majoring in Movement Science with the goals of becoming a Physical Therapist upon graduation from Delaware State … member of the DSU Army ROTC program.

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2012-13 NEWCOMERS 5-9 | freshman | english | clayton, del. | polytech h.s. | movement sciences major

Personal: Born February 6, 1994 in Dover, Del. … daughter of Michael and Michele Duke … has two younger sisters, Kasi and Sierra … graduated in 2012 from Polytech High School in Woodside, Del. … served as the junior liaison for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society Man & Woman of the Year Competition in 2012 … majoring in Movement Science with the goals of becoming a physical therapist upon graduation from DSU … would also like to have her own boarding and training barn where she can give lessons and train horses.

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alexis gratkowski

5-1 | freshman | western | harrisburg, pa. | central dauphin h.s. | agriculture business major

Riding Career: Experienced member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2003 … honors include: • 2004 AYWC World Champion Walk-Trot Showmanship 10 & Under • 2005 AYWC 4th in the World Hunt Seat Equitation 12 & Under • 2005 AYWC 9th in the World Western Showmanship 12 & Under • 2006 AYWC World Champion Bareback Equitation 13 & Under • 2006 AYWC Reserve World Champion Hunt Seat Equitation 12 & Under • 2006 AYWC Reserve World Champion English Showmanship 13 & Under • 2006 AYWC 3rd in the World Saddle Seat Equitation 18 & Under • 2006 AYWC 3rd in the World Western Showmanship 12 & Under • 2006 AYWC 3rd in the World Trail 12 & Under • 2006 AYWC 4th in the World Western Equitation 12 & Under • 2006 AYWC 5th in the World Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Under • 2006 AYWC 8th in the World Western Riding 13 & Under • 2006 AYWC 10th in the World Youth Senior Geldings 3 & Over • 2006 AYWC All-Around Youth Champion • 2006 AYWC Overall Reserve World Champion • 2006 AYWC High Point 12 & Under Champion • 2007 AYWC 4th in the World Saddle Seat Equitation 18 & Under • 2007 Appaloosa Horse Club Youth Superior Achievement Champion • 2008 AYWC Reserve World Champion Western Showmanship 13 to 15 • 2008 AYWC 6th in the World Western Equitation 13 to 15 • 2009 AYWC 4th in the World Western Showmanship 13 to 15 • 2009 AYWC 3rd in the World Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Under

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heather hotz

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tiffany lee

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5-1 | junior | english | atco, n.j. | bishop eustace prep | nova southeastern | integrated studies major

High School: Competed as a member of the field hockey team all four years … team was two-time Central Jersey Private Conference Champions and earned a trip to the state championship both years … named team MVP as a senior … also played softball and ran track. Club: Played two seasons with the Competitive Edge Field Hockey team in addition to three years with Villians Softball. Personal: Born December 22, 1991 in Voorhees, N.J. … daughter of Marla Hotz and Charles Hotz … has an older brother, Charles, and an older sister, Amanda … sister, Amanda, is a DSU ’11 graduate and equestrian alum and currently serves as the team’s assistant coach … graduated in 2010 from Bishop Eustace Preparatory High School in Pennsauken, N.J. as a member of the National Honors Society … spent time with the Spanish Club and Environmental Clubs in high school … volunteered with soup kitchens and the Voorhees Pediatric Facility … previously attended Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla. where she was a member of the Dean’s List … majoring in Integrated Studies with focal points on Movement Science and Sports Management … plans to become an athletic trainer for a college sports team and a fitness group instructor upon graduation from DSU … currently volunteers with the ASPCA.

5-5 | freshman | english | flower mound, texas | ischool h.s. | equine business major

Personal: Born January 30, 1994 in Carrollton, Texas … daughter of Marie Lee and James Lee … has one younger brother, Nicholas … graduated in 2012 from iSchool High in Flower Mound, Texas as a member of the Top 10 percent of her class … also attended Marcus High School (2008-10) … majoring in equine business management with the goals of becoming a riding instructor/college coach in addition to owning her own farm in Texas.

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2012-13 NEWCOMERS 5-7 | freshman | western | dover, del. | smyrna h.s. | nursing major

High School: Played four years on the field hockey team … also cheered her senior season. Club: Spent four years with the Delaware State Diamonds. Personal: Born November 28, 1993 in Dover, Del … daughter of Connie Moore and Kenny Moore … has one younger sister, Alexis … graduated in 2012 from Smyrna High School in Smyrna, Del. as a member of the National Honors Society and a 3.9 GPA … also spent time with the SGA in high school … volunteered over 250 community service hours … majoring in nursing at Del State with the goals of becoming a NICU nurse.

5-4 | freshman | english | camarillo, calif. | thousand oaks h.s. | movement sciences major

High School: Spent two years as a member of the soccer team. Club: Played three seasons with Newbury Park Soccer Club and one year with the CVU Soccer Club. Personal: Born October 28, 1994 in Ventura, Calif. … daughter of Michelle Odle and Page Odle … has one older brother, Ty … father played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1985-86) and the San Diego Padres (1987-88) … cousin, Riley Ridgic, plays soccer at Wake Forest … graduated in 2012 from Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif. as a member of the Honor Roll … spent time as a member of the Ambassadors Club, Olympic Development Program for Riding, Club Soccer and was a President of the Youth Group … majoring in Movement Science with the goal of becoming a physical therapist.

brooke moore

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jordan odle

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vanessa rabito

5-2 | freshman | english | markham, ontario, canada | st. augustine catholic h.s. | accounting major

2012-13: Will sit out season due to NCAA residency regulations.

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Personal: Born June 25, 1994 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada … daughter of Gina and Joe Rabito … has an older sister, Stephanie, and two younger brothers, Justin and Andrew … graduated in 2012 from St. Augustine Catholic High School in Markham, Ontario, Canada … also attended Pierre Elliott Trudeau for one year … volunteered with the local elementary school, cancer fundraisers and horse shows … majoring in accounting … plans on obtaining her master’s degree and MBA upon graduation from Delaware State … wants to become a successful chartered accountant.

carlin savage

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5-6 | freshman | english | salisbury, md. | parkside h.s. | biology major

Personal: Born December 17, 1994 in Salisbury, Md. … daughter of Pennie Savage and Andy Savage … has one younger brother, Connor … father, Ronald Savage, played football at North Carolina State (1955-59) … graduated in 2012 from Parkside High School in Salisbury, Md. as a member of the Honor Roll … majoring in biology with the goals of becoming a Pharmacist upon graduation from Delaware State … volunteered with the Pony League.

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2012-13 NEWCOMERS 5-7 | freshman | english | woolwich township, n.j. | kingsway regional h.s. | pre-veterinary science major

Personal: Born January 4, 1994 in Sewell, N.J. … daughter of Jackie Vasko and Christopher Vasko … has a younger brother, Collin, and a younger sister, Jenna … graduated in 2012 from Kingsway Regional High School in Swedesboro, N.J. … majoring in Pre-Vet Science with the goals of attending veterinarian school and owning a training/selling equine facility.

WESTERN SQUAD

lauren vasko

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ENGLISH SQUAD

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E 2012-13 DSU CAPTAINS Breann Huyett, McKenzie Trueba, Alyssa Berfield, Shelby Bonneville

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BUDDY

Cinder

Owned by: Maile Bowen

Owned by: Jamie Elliott

Clayton Owned by: Genna Recoupero

Dakota Owned by: Linda Voshell

ELVIS Owned by: Amanda Hotz

Goldfish

JOKER

KAT

Lyle

MG

Owned by: Shane Karson

Owned by: Amanda Hotz

Owned by: Amanda Hotz

Owned by: Delaware State

Owned by: Terry Ford

Mick

Orkie

PARTY DOLL

RAVEN

Red

Owned by: Sandra Tucker

Owned by: Brittany Blackston

Owned by: Russel Albright

Owned by: Lauren Vasko

Owned by: Vern Blum

Sam Owned by: Dakota Albers

TRY IT

WALTER

Owned by: Tiffany Lee

Owned by: Delaware State

The Delaware State University Women's Equestrian Team is always looking for quality horses to join our program. We keep a herd of about 15-20 head, consisting of roughly 10 hunter seat horses and 10 western horses. Most of our horses come to us with extensive show careers. Our western horses are mostly Quarter Horses and Paint Horses. Our hunter seat horses consist of "A" Show quality Thoroughbreds and Warmbloods. Horses are ridden during team practices and are used for home competitions. On show day, horses are ridden by DSU riders as well as riders from the opposing team. Our horses are subject to the affection and attention of 25+ riders on the Delaware State Equestrian Team.

Westie Owned by: Michelle Andrews

Wyatt Owned by: Delaware State

in, counter canter, collections and lengthening of gaits, all within a dressage ring. The Delaware State Equestrian Team does not start and break colts, though green horses may be accepted in the program if they have a solid foundation with potential in our events. Horses accepted into the program must be sound and able to be ridden on a daily basis with limited maintenance.

We currently request a 10-day trial for all possible donations (though exceptions can apply). This is to ensure that your horse will work for our program and that your horse will remain comfortable and willing while having multiple riders (all very advanced and accomplished equestrians). We want to We are looking for horses that have previous show experience and specialized training. In addition, give your horse a new home and job for as long as he or she is able. During the trial, we agree upon they must have the temperament to tolerate various styles of talented riders. Western horses need and sign a Horse Loan Agreement between you and the Delawaer State Equestrian Team, which is training and show experience in the horsemanship or reining/cowhorse classes. Hunter seat horses similar to a lease agreement. to be used for jumping need to have been shown successfully in three-foot and higher hunter, equitation, and/or jumper divisions. Because our fence classes are judged on equitation, we are looking for If you feel your horse would be an asset to our team and are interested in speaking with someone for horses that are quiet enough to be used in equitation classes. We also have a need for horses that are further information, please contact head coach Jennifer Ridgely at jridgley@desu.edu. capable of performing upper-level flat work that includes such maneuvers as shoulder-in, haunches-

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GAMBLER'S CHOICE The Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center features an 18-stall barn, 10-stall barn, three tack stalls and a wash stall with hot water. An on-site laundry room, heated lounge and restrooms are also located on the property. All stalls include sliding doors and rubber mats. Both indoor and outdoor arenas feature elevated judges stands, along with an on-site public address system for events. The 100’ x 200’ clear span indoor arena allows for all-weather riding in addition to a 150’ x 300’ outdoor sand arena when weather allows. As the home of the DSU Hornets Equestrian Team, the facilities are equipped for Western and English riding.

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150’ x 300’ sand area 100’ x 200’ lighted indoor arena English jumps Western training tools 60’ round pen Great trails and places to ride Full Care Horse Boarding Managed Stabling Hunt Seat/Equitation 12’ x 12’ Matted Stalls w/Shavings Tack Rooms Separated Fenced Paddocks Managed Pastures Daily Individual Attention Quality Nutrition

www.gcequestrian.com

INDOOR ARENA The 100’ x 200’ clear span indoor arena allows for all weather riding. The arena is watered and harrowed regularly to limit dust and to refresh footing. New footing was installed in the spring of 2008. The indoor arena also has lights for night riding.

OUTDOOR ARENA The 150’ x 300’ outdoor sand arena is surrounded by a 3’ fence and is equipped with jumps.

PASTURES The pastures are reseeded yearly. Soil samples and seed types are managed to provide high yeild, high quality pasutres. Great care and attention is provided to managing the fields. Seed type, soil quality, and fertilizer needs are all checked each year by way of soil samples and consultation with local university agricultural experts.

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DIRECTIONS From U.S. 13 (DuPont Highway): Turn westward on Del. 42 (also known as Seven Hickories Road). Drive approximately three miles through the town of Cheswold, past the Delaware Air Park. While on Del. 42, Del. 15 will merge and combine with Del. 42. As you are driving west on Del. 42/Del 15, you will pass DSUs Hickory Hill Farm facility, make the next right, which is both Brenford Road and Del. 15. As you go north on Brenford Road/Del 15, there will be a fork in the road in which Brenford Road veers to the right and Del. 15 veers to the left. You will veer to the left and continue on Del. 15 (which is also called Mt. Friendship Road). Right after the fork in the road, look to you left of the Becher’s Brook residential development and turn left there (Grey Fox Lane).

JOHN MELNICK | OWNER/OPERATOR John Melnick has been an avid horse enthusiast ever since his daughter, Kim, started riding at a young age. He has supported her as a young rider in Pony Club and then when her teams traveled to national competitions. Melnick volunteered with the Pony Club and Fair Hill International to get a better understanding of horses and competition. As Kim’s interests changed from Pony Club to more hunt seat and equitation competitions, he worked tirelessly to find horses and trainers to support her needs. Melnick has educated himself to be more proficient in the equine world and continues to further his learning through industry magazines, competitions and talking with whoever will lend an ear. When Kim took the position of assistant coach of the Delaware State University Equestrian Team (2007-09), Melnick made sure that she and the team were equipped with the tools they needed to succeed. In September 2007, when Magical Acres at Becher’s Brook was set to be auctioned off, Melnick decided that he watned to make the biggest gesture of support towards his daughter and the equestrian team by purchasing the 45+ acre facility in Dover, Del. He took a gamble in the purchase, hence the name “Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center.” Melnick has put every effort in making sure that his facility fully supports the equestrian team and all of their needs. He has made many improvements to the property to make it more appealing to prospective students and their parents, visiting teams and current team members. In addition to housing the DSU equestrian team at GCEC, Melnick is the appointed president of the DSU Equestrian Booster Club. Coach Ridgely felt that he would make an excellent booster club president as he has already shown that he supports the team through thick and thin.

From Del. 8/West Dover: From Del. 8 turn north onto Kenton Road/Del. 15 (Citizens Bank is on the corner). Continue on Kenton Road/Del. 15 about four miles north. Turn right at Del. 42. At that point Del. 15 and Del. 42 merge and share that route. As you are driving west on Del. 42/Del 15, you will pass DSUs Hickory Hill Farm facility, make the next right, which is both Brenford Road and Del. 15. As you go north on Brenford Road/Del 15, there will be a fork in the road in which Brenford Road veers to the right and Del. 15 veers to the left. You will veer to the left and continue on Del. 15 (which is also called Mt. Friendship Road). Right after the fork in the road, look to you left of the Becher’s Brook residential development and turn left there (Grey Fox Lane). MOST first time visitors have trouble with the turn related to Beacher’s Brook. Beacher’s Brook is a housing development, with the Gambler’s Choice Facilities located within the development. Please keep a close eye out for the two Beacher’s Brook signs as these are missed quite often. Continue a little ways up Grey Fox Lane and you will run right into the Gamblers Choice Equestrian Center; there will also be a sign that says Home of the DSU Women’s Equestrian Center. Look for a driveway on the right side of the Equestrian Center; parking is available there.

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2012-13 OPPONENTS NEW MEXICO ST.

SMU September 20 BuckBranch Farm Wilmer, Texas

September 21 Baylor Willis Invitational Willis Family Equestrian Center Waco, Texas

OKLAHOMA STATE

GEORGIA

January 26 Martin, Tenn.

February 23 Georgia Equestrian Complex Bishop, Ga.

MIAMI/OHIO STATE September 22 Baylor Willis Invitational Willis Family Equestrian Center Waco, Texas

AUBURN February 23 Georgia Equestrian Complex Bishop, Ga.

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2012-13 OPPONENTS BAYLOR September 21 Baylor Willis Invitational Willis Family Equestrian Center Waco, Texas

TENNESSEEMARTIN November 2 Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center Dover, Del.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE November 3 Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center Dover, Del.

January 26 Martin, Tenn.

SACRED HEART March 10 Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center Dover, Del.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN March 10 Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center Dover, Del.

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2011-12 RESULTS FINAL RECORD: 2-9 MVP AWARDS: 11 Friday, Sept. 23 No. 2 Texas A&M Caroline Foltz - MVP Equitation

Dover, Del.

Hunter & Western

L

6-7

1075.5-1031.5

Saturday, Sept. 24 Fresno State Breann Huyett - MVP Reining

Dover, Del.

Hunter & Western

L

6-9

1028-1157.5

Friday, Oct. 21 No. 8 New Mexico State McKenzie Trueba - MVP Reining

Dover, Del.

Hunter & Western

L

4-11

1142.5-1189.5

Hunter

L

4-6

750-872

Brookings, S.D. Hunter & Western

L

3-13

1602.5-1629

Sunday, Nov. 6 South Dakota State Caroline Foltz - MVP Equitation

Brookings, S.D. Hunter & Western

L

5-9

1757.5-1872

Friday, Nov. 18 No MVP

No. 3 Georgia

Martin, Tenn.

Hunter & Western

L

1-19

1328.5-1509.5

Friday, Nov. 18 No MVP

Tennessee-Martin

Martin, Tenn.

Hunter & Western

L

3-17

1366-1416

Saturday, Jan. 28 Sacred Heart Alyssa Berfield - MVP Equitation Breann Huyett - MVP Horsemanship Tayler Scuse - MVP Reining

Dover, Del.

Hunter & Western

W

12-4

1069.5-913

Friday, March 16 No. 5 South Carolina Alyssa Berfield - MVP Equitation Saturday, March 17 Miami (Ohio)/Ohio State Alyssa Berfield - MVP Equitation Breann Huyett - MVP Reining

Dover, Del.

Hunter & Western

L

3-12

1019-1149.5

Dover, Del.

Hunter & Western

W

8-8

1215.5-1156

Saturday, Oct. 22 No. 10 Southern Methodist Dover, Del. Caroline Foltz - MVP Equitation Saturday, Nov. 5 No MVP

Individual Events Friday, Feb. 10 Saturday, March 24

No. 1 Auburn

Caroline Foltz Alyssa Berfield

Winter Equestrian Festival Collegiate Equitation Challenge Pin Oak Collegiate Invitational

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NCEA ALL-AMERICANS In March 2012, Delaware State University junior Breann Huyett earned the first equestrian All-American award in school history, as announced by the NCEA. Huyett was one of four to earn All-American honors in the Reining discipline with a record of 6-1-2 with two MVP awards and an average score of 71.4. She posted a season-high score in the event of 73.5 to earn MVP honors against Fresno State on Sept. 24. Huyett finished the year with an overall record of 7-11-2 with three total MVP honors, also competing in Equitation over Fences and Horsemanship. "I am extremely proud of Breann," commented DSU head coach Jennifer Ridgely. "She has really matured as a student and rider this season. Breann is a strong competitor all-around and is the kind of rider that a coach loves because there isn't anything she can't handle. This is a huge accomplishment for our University."

Breann Huyett 2012 NCEA All-American

The NCEA selection committee selects the top four riders to be named All-Americans. Honorable mention All-Americans will be selected that have a minimum 67-percent winning percentage (excluding ties), competed in a minimum of five NCEA competitions and have an adjusted NRS score of 85 (flat), 90 (fences), 77 (reining) and 80 (horsemanship). The complete listing of NCEA All-Americans and their schools are listed below. FENCES Lisa Goldman - Baylor Maggie McAlary - Auburn Emma Roberts - Southern Methodist Katherine Schmidt - South Carolina FLAT Carly Anthony - Georgia Taylor Brown - Baylor Maggie McAlary - Auburn Macy Wilson - Fresno State HORSEMANSHIP Megan Hawkins - Georgia Johnna Letchworth - South Carolina Katy Krshka - Oklahoma State Carey Nowacek - Texas A&M REINING Caroline Daniels - Oklahoma State Breann Huyett - Delaware State Katy Krshka - Oklahoma State Indy Roper - Auburn

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NCEA ACADEMIC HONOREES The Delaware State University equestrian team continued to rack up honors for the first time in school history during the 2011-12 season as three riders were named NCEA Academic Honorees. “I am so proud and excited that we have finally made our mark both athletically and academically to receive these honors,” stated DSU head coach Jennifer Ridgely. “It takes a dedicated, mature, young woman to be able to achieve academic success while simultaneously competing at such a high level.”

Brittni Collins-Rideout 2012 NCEA Academic Honoree

Co-captain and senior Brittni Collins-Rideout (Denton, Md.) was one of 45 collegiate riders to be named to the NCEA Academic First Team. In order to receive First Team honors, a student-athlete must have competed in a minimum of 70 percent of their school’s competitions, not including demo or exhibition rides, and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively. Collins-Rideout earned a degree in Agriculture Business from Delaware State in May 2012. Fellow senior and co-captain Caroline Foltz (Dover, Del.) was one of 37 collegiate riders to be named to the Second Team. Second Team honors are given to student-athletes who have competed in 60 percent of their school’s competitions and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

Caroline Foltz 2012 NCEA Academic Honoree

Foltz also earned a degree in Agriculture Business from DSU in May 2012. Also earning Academic All-American honors was junior McKenzie Trueba (Williams, Ariz.), who was recognized as an Honorable Mention selection. Student-athletes who have competed in 50 percent of the team’s shows and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 are named to the Honorable Mention team. Trueba is majoring in studio art with the goals of becoming a professional photographer upon graduation in 2013.

McKenzie Trueba 2012 NCEA Academic Honoree

Harry J. Sanchez, MSW, the Academic Counselor for the equestrian team and stated, “Given the rigorous demands placed on our student-athletes to maintain excellence requires a very strong sense in managing the fine balance between ‘student first, athlete second. For our three equestrians to receive this recognition comes as no surprise to me. Brittni, Caroline and McKenzie have not only demonstrated a high level of academic excellence in preparing themselves for their chosen career path, but have also shown individual commitment in maintaining the balance between being a student first and athlete second. We salute them for their recognition as NCEA Academic Honorees, not only for earning this award for the first time in school history, but more importantly, for their individual academic achievements they so zealously earned.”

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ALL-TIME ROSTER A Aguilar, Julianna 2008—09 Andrews, Michelle 2012— B Berfield, Alyssa 2011— Blair, Kayla 2007—11 Blum, Lindsey 2012— Bonneville, Shelby 2009— Brown, Kamera 2006—07 Butler, Ashley 2007—11 C Collins-Rideout, Brittni 2008—12 D Duke, Taylor 2012— E Engard, Erin 2010—12 F Fedorkowicz, Brianna 2011— Fedorkowicz, Cailynn 2011— Foley, Megan Marie 2011—12 Foltz, Caroline 2008—12 G Galloway, Calyce 2008—09 Goering, Elizabeth 2011— Good, Brittany 2010—12 Gratkowski, Alexis 2012— Greene, Se’Ayra 2011—12 H Harper, Kelly 2009—10 Hotz, Amanda 2007—11 Hotz, Heather 2012— Hutson, Jere’ 2010— Huyett, Breann 2009— I None

J None K Karnbach, Kayleigh 2006—10 L Lee, Tiffany 2012— Lewin, D’Andra 2011—12 M Maynard, Alicia 2007—11 Mazujian, Brooke 2010—11 McCroy, Maile 2007—11 Moore, Brooke 2012— Moore, Megan 2007—11 Moore, Mollie 2007—11 Mullins, Kayli 2011— N None O Odle, Jordan 2012—

T Trueba, McKenzie 2009— Tuttle, Elizabeth Frayser 2007—11 U None V Vasko, Lauren 2012— Voshell, Kali 2011— Voss, Lauren 2010—

W None

X None

Y None

Z None

P Pierson, Jennifer 2007—11 Q None R Rabito, Vanessa 2012— Russum, Kera 2006—07 S Saint James, Krystal 2011— Savage, Carlin 2012— Savosh, Diana 2010— Scuse, Morgan 2006—10 Scuse, Tayler 2011— Smith, J. Christina 2006—07

HEAD COACHES Ridgely, Jennifer 2006—

ASSISTANT COACHES Brown, William 2006—07 Melnick, Kim 2007—10 Karnbach, Kayleigh 2010—11 Hotz, Amanda 2011—

Active student-athletes in Bold The DSU equestrian all-time roster was compiled from the best available information. If any player has been inadvertently omitted from the list, we apologize and ask anyone with further information to contact the Athletics Media Relations office at 302-857-6239.

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ABOUT EQUESTRIAN In 1998, equestrian was classified as an NCAA emerging sport. Many people within the horse industry have united together to help advance the sport to full NCAA championship status. In order to attain this goal and hold a NCAA Equestrian Championship, there must be 40 Division I/II schools that sponsor equestrian as a varsity level program. Currently 23 colleges and universities offer equestrian as a varsity sport and more continue to add the program each year. The mission of Varsity Equestrian is to advance the sport of Equestrian from Emerging to Championship status with the NCAA by promoting the benefits of Equestrian to universities, riders, prospective student-athletes, parents, horse industry professionals and sponsors while developing the rules and competition format. For more information about Varsity Equestrian or the Varsity Equestrian National Championships (VENC), please visit varsityequestrian.com. HEAD-TO-HEAD COMPETITION FORMAT Competitions include Equitation on the Flat and Equitation over Fences in either the English or Hunter Seat discipline and Horsemanship and Reining in the Western discipline. Typically, five student-athletes per team will compete per event. In head-to-head competitions, the scoring for Equitation on the Flat and Equitation over Fences will use a 100 point scale. The scoring for Horsemanship and Reining will use a 70 point scale. Prior to competition, each of the horses, provided by the host school, is drawn to be riden by a student-athlete from the competing instituions. EVENT EXPLANATIONS Equitation Over Fences Each student-athlete jumps the same predetermined course, usually consisting of eight to 10 jumps. The judge is looking at the studentathlete’s position, consistency of pace and accuracy of leads, turns and distances to the fences. Equitation on the Flat A pattern consisting of nine maneuvers is performed within a rectangular shaped arena marked by letters. Maneuvers are called for at specific letters and can be circles, transitions, serpentines or other moves. The judge is looking at the student-athlete’s position and effectiveness at guiding the horse through the individual maneuvers. Reining Each student-athlete rides the same pattern, performing such maneuvers as spins, sliding stops, rollbacks and circles. The circles can be either large and fast or small and slow. The judge is looking for accuracy and correctness of maneuvers, spped for maneuver being performed and overall quality of the reining pattern. Horsemanship A predetermined pattern, consisting of nine maneuvers, is performed by each student-athlete. Consideration for scoring is based on quality of maneuvers, including 45 and 360 degree pivots, stops, backs, circles and consistency of pace at the jog, extended jog and lope. The studentathlete’s overall effectiveness and position in the saddle are also factors.

SCORING In order to earn a point, a student-athlete’s score must be higher than its opponent’s score on the same horse. If riders tie, no point is awarded. At the end of each discipline, points are tallied to track a team’s overall score. Western and Hunter Seat points are totaled for each discipline and combined to determine competition winner. KEY TERMS Diagonals - The correct posting, up/down mostion, of the rider in sequence with diagonal movement of the horse’s legs in the front. Equitation/Horsemanship - In competitions, these indicate that riders are being judged on their ability to controll and show the horse will maintaining the correct riding position. Intercollegiate student-athletes have the added challenge of competing on a horse determined at the draw which precedes the competition. Figure Eight - Two circles connected by a change of direction, most often seen in Reining patterns. Gait - Three ways - canter/lope, trot/jog or walk - by which a horse can move by lifting the feet in different order or rhythm. Leads - They are determined at the canter/lope by which front foot is leading. Correct leads have the inside foreleg reaching furthest. Order of Go - A list detailing the order in which riders will compete. Roll Back - A tight turn performed between two fences in the Equitation over Fences event to show control of horse and the studentathlete’s ability to maintain a position throughout a turn. In Reining, a roll back is a 180 degree pivot with speed after a sliding stop. Schooling - Practice time before the event, normally five minutes. Additionally, the horse will be warmed up, or prepared for the competition using stretching exercises at various gaits, or practice jumps if necessary by student-athletes who will not compete the day of competition. Slide Stop - In Reining, a smooth stop from the lope, in which the horse is suppose to balance on its back feet while the front feet continue to move.

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

candy young

AD Candy Young is the first female to be named the Athletics Director at Delaware State University. She began her new duties on August 13, 2012. Young has been involved in intercollegiate athletics for more than 30 years, including the last six as Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach, Senior Woman Administrator (SWA), Assistant Athletics Director, Interim AD, Associate AD and Interim Senior Associate Athletics Director at Delaware State University. As Interim Senior Associate Athletics Director, Young provided supervision and administration of 14 sports, along with strength and conditioning, and equipment. As a member of the athletic department’s senior staff team, she provided leadership, guidance and decision making input. Young helped oversee 230 student-athletes, 20 coaching personnel, and an operational budget of over $4 million. Young also served as supervisor of DSU’s “All Sports Camp”, the athletic department’s six-week summer youth camp program. As SWA, she spearheaded several programs to help promote the advancement of women in athletics. In 2010, Young helped to create the annual “Delaware Diamond Extravaganza,” which recognizes the contributions of Delawareans and those with ties to Delaware in women’s sports and education. Young also serves as a delegate in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference where she is a representative of DSU in decision making processes. She was named chairperson of the MEAC “Woman of the Year” Committee selection process in 2010. Delaware State University’s Kalyn Washburn (2010) and Jazmyne Hefflefinger (2012) have been selected as the MEAC’s Woman of the Year during Young’s tenure at DSU. In 2011, Young was submitted as a candidate from the MEAC delegation to represent the conference at the national level, and received an appointment to the Amateurism Cabinet of the NCAA.

athletics director | first season | b.s. fairleigh dickinson ‘85 | m.s. delaware state ‘08

2012-Pres. Delaware State University Athletics Director NCAA Amateurism Cabinet Member 2008-2012 Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator 2009 Interim Athletics Director 2006-2010 Women’s cross country/track and field head coach 2005-2006 California State University Assistant men’s and women’s track and field coach 2002-2004 University of Pittsburgh Assistant men’s and women’s sprint and hurdle coach 1994-2001 The Ohio State University Assistant men’s and women’s track coach 1989-1992 Seton Hall University Assistant men’s and women’s track coach

Prior to joining DSU, Young was an assistant track coach at The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, and Fairleigh Dickinson, all NCAA Division I institutions. She also served as an assistant coach at the University of California in Pennsylvania, a Division II program. While coaching track and field, she helped lead her teams to several Big East Conference Championship titles, ECAC titles, a host of individual Big Ten and Big East Conference Champions, NCAA All-Americans, and NCAA Champions. Her Shuttle Hurdle relay team won the Championship of American title in 2000 for The Ohio State University, the only Penn Relay Championship award received by the women at The Ohio State University. Young held a position on the Executive Committee for USA Track and Field for eight years. She was also assigned to the USA Track and Field Women’s Olympic team selection staff for two consecutive Olympic Games. The 1985 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University is a four-time national collegiate champion, USA Indoor National Champion, eight-time All-American and world record holder. She was a member of the inaugural FDU Athletics Hall of Fame class. Young is also a member of Beaver County and Western Pennsylvania Halls of Fame. She earned her bachelor’s in biological education; and received a master’s in sports management from Delaware State University in 2008. As a high school student Young made the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team as a 100-meter hurdler. She also broke the world indoor record for 55 meter hurdles, and was named Sports Illustrated National High School Athlete-of-the Year. Young credits her success and mentoring to, Dr. Leroy Walker, Dr. Evie Dennis, Russ Rogers, Fred Thompson, Beverly Kearney, and her parents John and Gertie Young.

Within the University, Young submits her time as a liaison to Student Affairs, and the Long-Range Strategic Planning Monitoring Committee.

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION associate athletics director for student-athlete services Eric Hart resumed his role as the associate athletics director for student-athlete services in August 2012 after serving seven months as DSU’s Interim Director of Athletics. He is committed to the total well being of student-athletes and believes that graduating with a baccalaureate degree is the cornerstone of the student-athlete experience. Under Hart’s leadership, Delaware State University student-athletes have boasted the highest academic marks in school history. Delaware State University lead the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) with 121 Commissioner’s All-Academic team during the 2011-12 academic year. In 2011, Delaware State University inducted 39 student-athletes with a 3.40 cumulative grade point average or higher into Chi Alpha Sigma National Student-Athlete Honor Society. Hart has helped guide three teams at Delaware State University to achieve scores of 1000 on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate’s single year score (Women’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis and Volleyball). During the 2009-2010 APR cycle, Men’s Basketball saw a 134 point increase on their single year score. Hart and his staff have aspirations to see team improve upon their Academic Progress Rate (single and multi-year scores). Prior to his arrival to Delaware State University, he served as the associate director for academic services for student-athletes at Appalachian State University from 2006 until his departure in June 2009. He was the driving force in turning around a wrestling program that, prior to his arrival, had a cumulative grade point average of 2.05. In his last semester with the University, the team boasted a cumulative grade point average of 2.989. Women’s Soccer had never earned a

associate athletics director for internal operations Pegjohngy Moses is entering her fifth season at Delaware State and 14 overall at working in athletics. She is responsible for athletics compliance, eligibility and student welfare. th

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team cumulative grade point average above a 3.00 prior to Hart’s tenure, but they achieved this feat in three consecutive semesters under his leadership.

Hart helped guide 18-of-21 student-athletes from ASU to the winter 2009 Academic All-Conference list. Additionally, he had 26-of-44 student-athletes earn spring 2009 Academic All-Conference honors. His teams experienced success on the field as well. The ASU Football team won back-to-back National Championships and three consecutive Southern Conference Championships; the ASU Men’s Track and Field program won the indoor track and field championships in 2007, 2008, and 2009, outdoor championship in 2007 and 2008, and cross country won the conference championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 - all during Hart’s tenure. Hart served as an academic counselor at The University of Georgia from 2004 - 2006, working with Men’s and Women’s Golf, Softball, Men’s Basketball, Equestrian, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field. He also worked as a graduate assistant for The University of Tennessee football program, and assisted in the marketing and game day operations for football and men’s basketball. A native of Stoneville, N.C., Hart was a student-athlete at Appalachian State University and earned a B.S. in elementary education (‘97), a Master of Education in school counseling at the University of Georgia (‘99), and an Ed.S. in Counseling from the University of Tennessee (‘01). He is also a 2009 graduate of the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females. He is married to Erin Hill of North Carolina, by way of Baton Rouge, La.

pegjohngy moses

Prior to her DSU appointment, Moses was assistant athletic director for compliance and senior woman administrator at the University of Texas-Pan American for four years. Moses has also served in collegiate athletics compliance at Tennessee-Chattanooga, Central Florida, Cornell and Brown. A native of Goldsboro, N.C., Moses earned a bachelor’s in political science/history from Duke University and law degree from Tulane.

assistant athletics director for media relations Dennis Jones previously served as a staff writer, assistant sports information director and director of sports information since joining the Delaware State University staff in 1996. In addition, he has handled radio play-by-play duties for the Hornet football, and men’s and women’s basketball teams. He has assisted the NCAA, along with national and local media for Delaware State’s national championship competitions in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football, softball and bowlling. He currently oversees the daily media relations and statistics for the university’s 18 sports.

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the stations. He also served as play-by-play announcer for high school football broadcasts on the stations from 1987 to 1996. He also served as play-by-play announcer and color commentator for local cable television high school football and basketball broadcasts. A graduate of Glassboro State (now Rowan) in New Jersey, Jones resides in Dover, Del. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA).

Prior to joining the Delaware State staff, Jones was News/Sports Director at WDOV/ WDSD Radio in Dover, Del. He joined the stations in 1981 as a reporter and was promoted to News/Sports Director in 1985. In addition to covering Delaware news and sports, Jones occasionally filed written and audio reports for the Associated Press, Mutual Broadcasting Network and United Press International during his tenure with

assistant athletic director for marketing A native of West Chester, Pa., George Robinson II has over 10 years of experience in marketing, sales, promotions and fundraising. He is an experienced fundraiser in event coordination, donor and corporate identification.

george robinson

Prior to arriving at DSU, he served as Director of the Athletic Annual Fund for Southern Illinois University, where he began in 2004. Robinson has a diverse professional profile which includes stints as Marketing Assistant at the University of Florida and Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions at Virginia Tech. He holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Grambling State University and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Norfolk State University.

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staff directory ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT STAFF Candy Young............................................................... Director of Athletics ....................................................................................................... (302) 857-6030 ......................................................................... csanders@desu.edu Eric Hart........................................................................ Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services ............................... (302) 857-7542 ................................................................................ ehart@desu.edu Pegjohngy Moses...................................................... Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations .......................................... (302) 857-7047 ......................................................................... pjmoses@desu.edu Dennis Jones............................................................... Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations................................................... (302) 857-6068 ............................................................................. djones@desu.edu George Robinson....................................................... Director of Athletics Marketing................................................................................... (302) 857-7087 ...................................................................... grobinson@desu.edu Michael Rogers........................................................... Coordinator of Athletic Facilities/Events ................................................................ (302) 857-6067 ......................................................................... mrogers@desu.edu Calasha Wisher........................................................... Administrative Assistant ............................................................................................... (302) 857-6030 ........................................................................... cwisher@desu.edu Elisa Herrmann .......................................................... Graduate Assistant .......................................................................................................... (302) 857-6030 ................................................................................................................. ACADEMIC SERVICES Eric Hart........................................................................ Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services ............................... (302) 857-7542 ................................................................................ ehart@desu.edu Sandria Johnson........................................................ Academic Counselor ...................................................................................................... (302) 857-6038 ........................................................................ sjohnson@desu.edu Patrick Casey............................................................... Academic Counselor....................................................................................................... (302) 857-7079 ............................................................................ pcasey@desu.edu Harry Sanchez............................................................. Academic Counselor ...................................................................................................... (302) 857-7974 ....................................................................... hsanchez@desu.edu Randy Smith................................................................ Academic Counselor....................................................................................................... (302) 857-7415 ........................................................................... rhsmith@desu.edu George Brown............................................................. Graduate Assistant ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... EQUIPMENT Mark Springs............................................................... Head Equipment Manager .......................................................................................... (302) 857-7445 ........................................................................ msprings@desu.edu Arthur Wright.............................................................. Assistant Equipment Manager ................................................................................... (302) 857-7445 ................................................................................................................. MEDIA RELATIONS Dennis Jones............................................................... Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations................................................... (302) 857-6068 ............................................................................. djones@desu.edu Maggie Hayon............................................................ Sports Information Director......................................................................................... (302) 857-6239 .......................................................................... mhayon@desu.edu Shekima Yarbray........................................................ Video Coordinator............................................................................................................ (302) 857-7258 ......................................................................... syarbray@desu.edu SPORTS MEDICINE Lori Leary...................................................................... Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer.............................................. (302) 857-7554 ............................................................................... lleary@desu.edu Casey Cooper.............................................................. Associate Athletic Trainer.............................................................................................. (302) 857-7554 .......................................................................... ccooper@desu.edu Matthew Astolfi.......................................................... Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer........................................................................... (302) 857-7554 .......................................................................... mastolfi@desu.edu STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Kerry Harbor................................................................ Director of Strength & Conditioning ........................................................................ (302) 857-6026 .......................................................................... kharbor@desu.edu TICKET OFFICE Chantae’ Vinson.......................................................... Ticket Manager ................................................................................................................. (302) 857-7497 ........................................................................... cvinson@desu.edu BASEBALL JP Blandin..................................................................... Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 857-6035 .......................................................................... jblandin@desu.edu Russ Steinhorn............................................................ Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator ................................................................ (302) 857-7809 ...................................................................... lsteinhorn@desu.edu Chris Barker.................................................................. Graduate Assistant Coach ............................................................................................ (302) 857-7815 ................................................................................................................. MEN’S BASKETBALL Greg Jackson............................................................... Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 857-7493 ........................................................................ gjackson@desu.edu Arthur Tyson................................................................ Assistant Coach ................................................................................................................ (302) 857-7461 ............................................................................. atyson@desu.edu Keith Walker................................................................. Assistant Coach ................................................................................................................ (302) 857-6139 ........................................................................ kbwalker@desu.edu Jarrell Wilkerson......................................................... Assistant Coach ................................................................................................................ (302) 857-7449 ........................................................................... jwilkers@desu.edu Mike Bernard............................................................... Director of Basketball Operations ............................................................................. (302) 857-7507 ...................................................................... mbernard@desu.edu Jane Hicks..................................................................... Administrative Assistant ............................................................................................... (302) 857-7493 ............................................................................... jhicks@desu.edu WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Tamika Louis................................................................ Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 857-6041 ............................................................................... tlouis@desu.edu Demetrius Porter....................................................... Assistant Coach ................................................................................................................ (302) 857-6049 ........................................................................... dporter@desu.edu Yolanda Cole............................................................... Assistant Coach ................................................................................................................ (302) 857-6041 ................................................................................ ycole@desu.edu Yvette Harris................................................................ Assistant Coach ................................................................................................................ (302) 857-6019 ........................................................................... ycharris@desu.edu Devona Knight........................................................... Director of Basketball Operations ............................................................................. (302) 857-6047 .......................................................................... dknight@desu.edu BOWLING TBA.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... CHEERLEADING Sharon Whitaker........................................................ Head Coach .......................................................................................................................(302) 857-6188 .........................................................................swhitaker@desu.edu Sandria Johnson........................................................ Assistant Coach ................................................................................................................(302) 857-6038 ..........................................................................sjohnson@desu.edu CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD Duane Henry............................................................... Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 857-6040 .......................................................................... dehenry@desu.edu Krystal McKenzie....................................................... Assistant Coach................................................................................................................. (302) 857-6040 ......................................................................kmckenzie@desu.edu EQUESTRIAN Jennifer Ridgely......................................................... Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 359-2277 ............................................................................ jridgely@desu.edu Amanda Hotz.............................................................. Assistant Coach ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ahotz@desu.edu WOMEN’S GOLF Scott Thornton........................................................... Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 857-7509 ....................................................................... sthornton@desu.edu FOOTBALL Kermit Blount.............................................................. Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 857-7447 ........................................................................... kblount@desu.edu Nick Calcutta............................................................... Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach ........................................................ (302) 857-7447 ........................................................................ ncalcutta@desu.edu Michael Ketchum....................................................... Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach ........................................................... (302) 857-7683 .................................................................... mketchum@desu.edu Arrington Jones......................................................... Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach ......................................................... (302) 857-7682 ............................................................................. ajones@desu.edu Curtis Thomas............................................................. Wide Receivers/Special Teams Coach ...................................................................... (302) 857-6045 ......................................................................... cthomas@desu.edu Jeff Braxton.................................................................. Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator .................................................................. (302) 857-7454 ......................................................................... jbraxton@desu.edu Tory Woodbury........................................................... Running Backs Coach .................................................................................................... (302) 857-7455 .................................................................... twoodbury@desu.edu Bryant Foster............................................................... Cornerbacks Coach ......................................................................................................... (302) 857-7658 ............................................................................ bfoster@desu.edu Carlos Woods ............................................................. Safeties Coach .................................................................................................................. (302) 857-7447 ............................................................................cwoods@desu.edu Edna Piper.................................................................... Administrative Assistant................................................................................................ (302) 857-7447 .............................................................................. epiper@desu.edu WOMEN’S LACROSSE Jillian Lontz ................................................................. Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 857-7365 ............................................................................... jlontz@desu.edu Kari-Lei Maddox......................................................... Assistant Coach................................................................................................................. (302) 857-6011......................................................................... kmaddox@desu.edu WOMEN’S SOCCER Peter Hulem................................................................. Interim Head Coach ....................................................................................................... (302) 857-7636 ........................................................................... phulem@desu.edu SOFTBALL Janice Savage.............................................................. Interim Head Coach ....................................................................................................... (302) 857-7740 ....................................................................... jmsavage@desu.edu WOMEN’S TENNIS David Marshall ........................................................... Head Coach ....................................................................................................................... (302) 857-7444 ....................................................................... dmarshall@desu.edu VOLLEYBALL Kelly Carrigan.............................................................. Interim Head Coach ....................................................................................................... (302) 857-6077 .........................................................................kcarrigan@desu.edu Kris McGlothlin .......................................................... Assistant Coach .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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ACADEMIC SERVICES Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA), housed on the second floor of the William C. Jason Library, serves as the academic arm of Delaware State University Athletics. The unit houses five full-time staff members, including an Associate Athletic Director, three Academic Counselors, and a Learning Specialist. Academic Services for StudentAthletes serves approximately 350 scholarship and nonscholarship athletes in 18 NCAA Division I sports. The purpose of ASSA is to cultivate academic enrichment and shape student-athletes to be model citizens of the city of Dover and beyond. They will assist the student-athlete in the following areas: arranging tutoring, monitoring

academic success and progress toward a degree, assisting with personal goals and student life well-being. Their mission is to provide comprehensive services that will prepare our student-athletes to compete and be successful in the classroom, ultimately fostering an environment conducive to graduating. They are customer-service oriented when engaging with prospective student-athletes and their families. We will be leaders in our conference and provide professional development opportunities to our staff so they can effectively master their craft of service to student-athletes.

HORNET ACADEMIC HONORS During the 2011-12 academic school year, Delaware State produced 121 MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic members (more than any other conference school). Other academic honors for the year are as follows: | Jazmyne Hefflefinger (bowling) graduated with a 4.00 GPA and was class valedictorian in addition to being named MEAC Woman of the Year | Brittni Collins-Rideout, Caroline Foltz and McKenzie Trueba (equestrian) the first three Hornets to be named NCEA Academic All-Americans in school history | 14 of 15 teams reported NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores above 900; four teams scored perfect 1000s | Led MEAC for second consecutive season with 121 Commissioner All-Academic honorees | 54 percent of student-athlete population named to the Hornet Academic Honor Roll which honors those earning a 3.00 GPA | 73 Hornets were named to the Dean’s List (22 more than 2010-11) | 25 Hornets were named to the President’s List | 67 Hornets graduated Spring 2012 | DSU softball ranked 37th overall (out of over 130 teams and first out of HBCU schools) while placing nine on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athlete list.

eric hart, ed. s. Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services B.S. | Appalachian State ‘97 M.Ed. | Georgia ‘99 Ed.S. | Tennessee ‘01 Office | (302) 857-7542 Fax | (302) 857-7769 ehart@desu.edu

sandria johnson, m. ed. Assistant Director Academic Counselor B.S. | Wilmington M.Ed. | Wilmington Office | (302) 857-6038 Fax | (302) 857-7769 sjohnson@desu.edu

patrick casey, m.ed. Academic Counselor B.S. | Delaware State ‘89 M.Ed. | Wilmington ‘97 Office | (302) 857-7079 Fax | (302) 857-7538 pcasey@desu.edu

harry j. sanchez, msw Academic Counselor B.S. | Wilmington MSW | Delaware State Office | (302) 857-7974 Fax | (302) 857-7975 hsanchez@desu.edu

randy smith Academic Counselor B.S. | Delaware State ‘07 M.S. | Delaware State ‘09 Office | (302) 857-7415 Fax | (302) 857-7538 rhsmith@desu.edu

george brown Grad. Assistant Academic Counselor B.S. | Delaware State ‘11 M.S. | DSU Anticipated ‘13

VISIT ACADEMIC SERVICES FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES (ASSA) ONLINE AT: http://www.desu.edu/academic-services-student-athletes

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COMPLIANCE pegjohngy moses, j.d. Associate Athletics Director for Internal Affairs B.S. | Duke University J.D. | Tulane University Office | (302) 857-7047 Fax | (302) 857-6034 pjmoses@desu.edu

Delaware State University, by virtue of its membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), is responsible for ensuring complete compliance of all constituencies (i.e. university staff, student-athletes, alumni, fans, boosters and friends) with all NCAA and MEAC rules and regulations. Under NCAA rules, parents, alumni, fans and friends may be categorized as “representatives of athletics interests.”

Delaware State University strives for academic and athletic excellence. Pursuant to that goal is an on-going commitment to ethical conduct by all members of its staff and supporters. Even the simplest, inadvertent actions on the part of a booster or supporter may jeopardize the eligibility of student-athletes and/or prospects and the compliance of the university with NCAA or MEAC regulations.

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Extra benefits (as defined by the NCAA) – “any special arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of athletics interest to provide a student-athlete a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of such a benefit is not considered an NCAA violation if that same benefit is generally available to the institution’s students or their relatives and/or friends or to a particular segment of the student body determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability.”

The NCAA broadly defines a “booster” as an individual, agency, entity or organization who is known by an institution to: | Have participated in or been a member of an agency that promotes the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program | Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or a booster organization for the department | Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics program | Have been a season ticket holder | Have provided benefits to student-athletes or their relatives or friends

Extra Benefits include, but are not limited to: | cash or loans in any amount | co-signing or arranging a loan | gifts or free services (e.g., airline tickets, cash, restaurant meals) | use of an automobile | rent free or reduced cost housing | money for, or a guarantee of, bail or bond | employment of a student-athlete at a higher rate than the wages paid for similar work | payment to a student-athlete for work not performed | transportation (aside from transportation related to an occasional home meal) | tickets to an athletics, institutional or community event | financial aid for a post-graduate education | promise of employment after college graduation | invitations to your home or summer home for purposes other than an occasional meal Please do not hesitate to contact DSU Compliance with any questions.

employment rules Delaware State University and its Director of Athletics ask that all boosters, prior to employing or arranging for the employment of a prospect or enrolled student-athlete, check first with the DSU Athletics Department. The department is permitted to make arrangements for summer employment for prospects prior to their enrollment as freshmen and to enrolled student-athletes during summer and semester breaks. Accurate record keeping must be maintained regarding employment. Therefore, the Department of Athletics asks for your cooperation. | A booster is prohibited from providing employment transportation for prospects or student-athletes unless such transportation is available to all employees. | A booster is permitted to pay student-athletes employed for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate with the going rate for similar services in the community or business.

I’m an Alumnus, am I a Booster? Not necessarily. Not all Delaware state alumni are considered boosters. Likewise, a booster does not have to be a graduate of Delaware State. Boosters meet at least one of the criteria listed above. Thus, an individual who has ever made a financial contribution to the Athletics Department is a booster. In a general sense, a season ticket holder in any sport at any time is a booster. Members and financial supporters of any Delaware State athletic organization are boosters. These are only a handful of examples of typical “boosters” who may be affiliated with an athletic program. Many additional scenarios exist, but, regardless of a booster affiliation with the university, it is important that all supporters follow NCAA rules as they interact with prospects, current student-athletes, their families and friends. What you cannot do | A booster is prohibited from making in-person, on-or off-campus recruiting contacts, or written or telephone communication with a prospect or the prospect’s relatives or legal guardians. | A booster is prohibited from contacting any enrolled student-athlete at another institution for the purpose of encouraging transfer to Delaware State University and participation in its athletics program. If a prospect approaches a DSU booster regarding the athletics program, please explain that NCAA rules prohibit such a discussion and suggest to the prospect that he/she contact the head coach of the sport for more information. | A booster is prohibited from contacting the prospect’s coach, principal or counselor for the purpose of obtaining information about the prospect. | A booster is prohibited from picking up film or transcripts from the prospect’s educational institution. | A booster is prohibited from entertaining a prospect and/or relatives and friends of a prospect at any site, either onor off-campus. | In addition, a booster is prohibited from providing tickets at no or reduced cost to any Delaware State home or away athletic or non-athletic event for prospects, their relatives or friends. Only the DSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics can provide complimentary admissions to prospects and only for HOME events. | A booster is prohibited from paying or arranging for transportation for a prospect and/or relatives and friends of a prospect to visit campus. While it is permissible for a friend or neighbor to transport a high school or community college student who is NOT an athlete to the campus, NCAA regulations prohibit the activity for a prospect. What you can do | A booster is permitted to send newspaper clippings or any other information regarding a prospect to the respective Delaware State coaching staff. | A booster is permitted to attend high school or community college athletic(s) events. You simply cannot have any contact with prospects or relatives and/or friends. | A booster is permitted to continue established family relationships with friends and neighbors. Contact with sons and daughters of these families is permitted as long as they are not made for recruiting purposes. | A booster is permitted to have a telephone conversation with a prospect ONLY if the prospect initiates the call. However, the booster is not permitted to have a recruiting conversation with the prospect and an institutional staff member cannot prearrange the call.

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SPORTS MEDICINE The DSU Sports Medicine Department is committed to providing comprehensive, high quality medical services for its student-athletes. Our goal is to provide for the total health care needs of the student-athlete. On-site medical services include prevention, recognition, evaluation and treatment of injuries and illnesses, rehabilitation services, pre-participation exams, psychological counseling, nutritional counseling and drug education and counseling. The sports medicine team is made up of a team physician, a team orthopedic physician, a team dentist, certified

athletic trainers, certified physical therapists, and certified strength and conditioning specialists. We also have relationships with the other members of the surrounding DSU community, which includes counseling and psychiatric services, and access to other health care professionals.

lori leary Director of Sports Medicine Head Athletic Trainer B.S. | Northeastern University M.S. | West Virginia University M.S. | Lasell College Office | (302) 857-7552 lleary@desu.edu

casey cooper Associate Athletic Trainer B.S. | Salisbury University M.S. | Shenandoah University Office | (302) 857-7988 ccooper@desu.edu

matthew astolfi Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer B.S. | College at Brockport State | Univ. of New York M.S. | University of Delaware ‘13 Office | (302) 857-7986 mastolfi@desu.edu

medical staff Dr. Lawrence Piccioni Team Orthopedic Surgeon Sue Collison Medical Office Assistant

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING kerry harbor

Director of Strength & Conditioning B.S. | North Carolina Central ‘97 Office | (302) 857-6026 kharbor@desu.edu

MISSION STATEMENT Our program is designed to teach all our athletes to become a physically and mentally stronger individual by implementing a program that stresses goal setting, dedication and perseverance. PHILOSOPHY The young men and women that we work with in our program are athletes first. All of the activities that we perform with them will be to enhance their natural athletic ability. We will use training concepts and principles from different disciplines to help our athletes reach their goals on and off their respective playing field. FACILITIES Delaware State University student-athletes benefit from a first-rate strength and conditioning facility. The first phase of the DSU’s $50 million Strength and Conditioning/ Wellness Center/Student Union opened during the fall of 2008. A dedication ceremony for the facility was attended by local and state elected officials and many former DSU

student-athletes, including NFL standouts, Jamal Jackson and Darnerien McCants. The strength and conditioning center is a 17,000 feet, state-of-the-art complex with all the amenities of a major college facility. The center is connected to the north end of the Memorial Hall main gymnasium and is solely for the use of Hornet student-athletes. The facility includes a weight room, laundry room, offices for conditioning coaches and locker rooms for men’s and women’s basketball. The addition also includes a two-story entrance and lobby with ticketing area. Phase II of the project involved the construction of a Wellness Center specifically for the general student population and the general public. This section is located on the southeast end of Memorial Hall and includes the renovation of an existing auxiliary basketball court and construction of a new basketball court as well as new offices, concession space, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a swimming pool.

components I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI.

Effort & Consistency Testing & Evaluation Strength Training General Conditioning Sport Specific Conditioning Linear Speed Development Multi Directional Speed And Agility Training Exercises And Programs To Increase Flexibility Proper Diet And Nutrition Information Injury Prevention Strategies And Activities To Improve Recovery

equipment Some of the equipment used in the strength and conditioning center include: 18 Power Lift racks and platforms 18 Power Lift power bars 18 Power Lift lever action benches 18 Uesaka training bars 18 sets of Uesaka bumper plates 18 Power Lift lever action benches 3 sets of 5-100lb Iron Grip dumbells 1 set of 105-150lb Iron Grip dumbells

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FACILITIES mike rogers Coordinator of Athletic Facilities and Events B.S. | Delaware State ‘02 M.S. | Delaware State ‘09 Office | (302) 857-6067 Fax | (302) 857-6034 mrogers@desu.edu

gambler’s choice equestrian center Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center features an 18-stall barn and a 10-stall barn, with three tack stalls and a wash stall with hot water, on-site laundry room, heated lounge and bathroom. All stalls include sliding doors and have rubber mats. Both indoor and outdoor arenas feature elevated judges’ stands, along with a PA system for events. Gambler’s Choice has a 100’x200’ clear span indoor arena that allows for all-weather riding and a 150’x300’ outdoor sand area. As the home of the DSU Hornets Equestrian team, the facility is equipped for Western and English riding.

The Athletics Facilities and Event Operations department is responsible for scheduling, records, budget, personnel and facilities development. They are also responsible for all grounds including outdoor playing surfaces, all surrounding grounds and field preparation for events. Other responsibilities include maintenance of facility equipment, coordinating logistics and operations to conduct all athletic events including meetings, workouts, practices, competitions, championships and camps. All work orders for Telecom, Computer Services, Data Network Services, Physical Plant, Building Services and Alterations and Improvements must be submitted by the Coordinator of Athletic Facilities & Events.

memorial hall hornets’ nest Constructed in 1982, Memorial Hall Gymnasium has been home to the DSU men’s and women’s basketball programs as well as the volleyball team for over three decades. The facility was christened by the men’s basketball team on December 7, 1982 with a 9692 double-overtime victory over U.S. International. Since then, the facility has been a part of many exciting contests.

The Hornets’ Nest has been the home field of the Delaware State University softball team since 1992. The dimensions for the field are 220’ down the lines and 225’ in centerfield. The infield consists of Diamond-Tex with pro conditioner. In fall 2011, the team installed new sport rye mix grass in the outfield. The Hornets’ Nest includes a press box with Wi-Fi and fiber optics streaming capabilities, home/visitor bull pens, three batting cages, infield/ outfield irrigation, seating capacity of 300 and lights.

alumni stadium soldier field Alumni Stadium was constructed in 1980 and serves as home for the DSU football, women’s lacrosse and both men’s and women’s track and field teams. Additionally, the facility is the site of the annual Delaware I & II High School Championship football games.

Home to the DSU baseball team, Soldier Field has hosted games since 1958. The dimensions are 320’ down the lines, 365’ in the leftfield gap, 355’ in the rightfield gap and 380’ in centerfield. Prior to the start of the 2009 season, the leftfield fence was extended to a height of 20’.

maple dale country club brunswick doverama The women’s golf team calls Dover’s Maple Dale Country Club home beginning in 2012. Maple Dale was established in 1925 as a three-hole course and expanded to nine holes in the mid-30’s. After relocating in 1969, it was enlarged to a full 18 holes and now offers a mature course set amidst a wooded terrain, dotted with various ponds. This USGA championship rated 18– hole course is as challenging and fun, as it is beautiful, having only one recorded score below par in a 36 hole tournament.

The Brunswick Doverama is home to the bowling team, where they practice daily and host an average of two events each season. The Doverama is located at 1600 S. Governors Ave. (at DuPont Hwy.). For more information, please contact the bowling center at 302-734-7501.

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dr. harry l. williams

president | fourth season | b.s. appalachian state | m.a. appalachian state | m.ed. east tennessee state

P Dr. Harry L. Williams became the 10th President in the 120-year history of Delaware State University on January 10, 2010, after serving as the institution’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. Shortly after beginning his tenure as president, Dr. Williams convened a Blue Ribbon Commission that crafted a new vision statement and a set of core values to establish DSU as one of America’s most highly respected Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). During the first eight months of his tenure, Dr. Williams held more than 200 meetings with constituencies, including White House officials, Governor Jack Markell, the Delaware Congressional delegation, state legislators, alumni groups, community organizations and others. Dr. Williams also took two trips abroad to sign new collaborative agreements with institutions of higher education in China and South Africa. Under Dr. Williams’ leadership as provost, the University established a new general education program, a distance education strategic plan and a Middle States Monitoring Report plan and successfully completed searches that led to the hiring of a new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, a director of distance learning, a director of the honors program and an associate vice president for sponsored programs.

North Carolina General Administration as interim associate vice president for academic affairs beginning in September 2007. He was elevated in March 2008 to interim senior associate vice president for academic and student affairs in which he focused on access and outreach for the 17 campuses of the UNC system. Dr. Williams also progressed from an associate director to associate vice chancellor posts in the areas of academic affairs, enrollment and diversity at Appalachian State University from 1988 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2007. He served as interim director of admissions for North Carolina A&T University from 2000 to 2004. In addition to his experience within institutions of higher education, from 2002 to 2008 Dr. Williams was a national marketing and recruitment associate consultant with Noel-Levitz, the top national consultation firm for enrollment and management solutions in the country. In that capacity, Dr. Williams provided consultation expertise to 14 different institutions of higher education, including Delaware State University. Dr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in communication broadcasting and a Master of Arts in educational media, both from Appalachian State University. He earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from East Tennessee State University.

He is married to Dr. Robin S. Williams, and they have two chilPrior to his arrival at DSU, Dr. Williams served the University of dren: Austin, 16, and Gavin, 12.

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dsu board of trustees APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR TERM EXPIRES Mr. Bennie L. Smith Kent August 25, 2012 Dr. Calvin T. Wilson, II Kent August 25, 2012 Leroy A. Tice, Esq. New Castle October 17, 2014 Dr. Claibourne D. Smith New Castle February 18, 2016 Mr. Wesley E. Perkins Sussex September 1, 2016 Ms. Lois M. Hobbs Sussex January 11, 2017 Dr. Devona E.B. Williams Kent January 25, 2018 Mr. David G. Turner New Castle January 26, 2018 APPOINTED BY THE BOARD Mr. Barry M. Granger New Castle Mr. Robert E. Buccini New Castle Mr. James Stewart New Castle Mr. José F. Echeverri, MBA Kent Mr. Charles McDowell, Esq. New Castle

TERM EXPIRES August 31, 2014 August 31, 2016 August 31, 2016 August 31, 2018 August 31, 2018

EX-OFFICIO The Honorable Jack A. Markell Governor of the State of Delaware

Now in its 121 year, Delaware State University has eagerly moved into the new millennium by embracing today’s new technology, assuming its role as an institution of research and preparing its students for the global market. st

Delaware State University’s beginnings date back to 1891, when through enacted the federal Morrill Act of 1890 and state legislation, the State College for Colored Students was established. The first classes were held in February 1892.

During DSU’s history, there have also been two acting presidents. Dr. Maurice E. Thomasson served as acting president twice (1949-1950 and 1951-1953). Dr. Claibourne D. Smith was acting president from 2008-2010.

DSU is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, with its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation taking place in 2012. In addition, the University’s education, social work, dietetics, nursing, hospitality and tourism programs all have national The institution has since developed into accreditations. The College of Business is a 400-acre complex and has undergone internationally accredited. two name changes since its inception. The name was changed to Delaware State Students at DSU have a choice of 52 unCollege in 1947 and Delaware State Uni- dergraduate majors and 25 graduate versity in 1993. In addition to its main degrees. Since 2004, DSU has also estabcampus in the state capital of Dover, DSU lished five doctoral programs – in Aphas satellite campuses in Wilmington and plied Chemistry, Education Leadership, Georgetown. Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Neuroscience In the institution’s history, the institution and Optics. Of the 190 faculty members has had 10 presidents – Wesley P. Webb that are spread among 20 academic de(1891-1895), William C. Jason (1895- partments, more than 91% of the faculty 1923), Dr. William S. Grossley, (1923- holds doctoral degrees while 45 have 1942), Dr. Howard Gregg (1942-1949), reached the rank of full professor. The stuDr. Oscar Chapman (1950-1951), Dr. Je- dent/professor ratio is a low 14:1. rome H. Holland (1953-1960), Dr. Luna I. Mishoe (1960-1987), Dr. William B. De- Over the last decade, research has beLauder (1987-2003), Dr. Allen L. Sessoms come a high priority at DSU. Over that (2003-2008) and Dr. Harry Lee Williams time the institution has parlayed suc(2010-present). cessful grant writing efforts into the sig-

Dr. Harry L. Williams President, Delaware State University TRUSTEE EMERITUS Dr. John Land Dr. Cora Norwood Selby

core values

Community Integrity Diversity Scholarship Outreach

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DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY nificant improvements in its research infrastructure and project opportunities. The University currently has research projects in the disciplines of biotechnology, chemistry, law enforcement, mathematics, natural resources, social work, applied optics, computer sciences and other areas. In 2009, the University received a $5 million NASA grant to establish a Center for Applied Optics for Space Science on the DSU campus. In 2011, the state of Delaware set aside $10 million to go toward the construction of a new Optics Research Facility. In addition to its traditional majors, DSU offers unique undergraduate programs in aviation, forensic biology, environmental science, hospitality and tourism management, health promotion and movement sciences. The most popular undergraduate majors are mass communications, criminal justice, sport science, management, psychology, accounting and biology. Over the last three years, the University has also significantly increased its reach around the world through a number of international agreements abroad. In 2011 the University finalized new agreements with several Chinese institutions of higher education. A group of DSU students traveled to China for a one-month learning experience in the spring 2012, and during the current fall semester 2011 more than 100 Chinese exchanges students

are enrolled at DSU. In addition, DSU’s Master of Business Education Program in Vietnam National University graduated its first class in mid-September 2011. DSU offers 18 intercollegiate athletics programs at the NCAA Division I level. Its football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball teams and women’s equestrian have all achieved post-season national tournament bids over the last eight years, mostly the result of winning their conference tournament championship and regular season titles. Most recently, the University has added women’s golf and women’s lacrosse to the University’s intercollegiate sports programs. Over the last five years, the University made significant enhancement to campus life with the completion of a $51.5 million student complex that includes a Strength and Conditioning Facility, a Wellness & Recreation Center, a Swimming Pool and a three-story Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center. During the fall semester 2011, DSU had a school record-enrollment of 4,178 students.

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DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY DSU AT A GLANCE | 56 Undergraduate degree programs, 25 Master’s degree programs and five Doctoral degree programs | Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), as well as by six specialized academic accrediting agencies | William C. Jason Library includes a collection of 415,622 printed volumes and a total holding of more than 475,033 publications FACULTY PROFILE | 190 faculty members within | 21 academic departments | 174 faculty members possess a PhD or a terminal degree (Terminal Master’s of Flight Captain) | Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1 SATELLITE SITES | Wilmington, Delaware | Georgetown, Delaware TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 3,819 | 86% Full-Time | 14% Part-Time | 58% Live on campus | 42% Commute | 50% In-State | 50% Out-of-State MOST POPULAR UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS | Management | Nursing | Mass Communications | Psychology | Criminal Justice | Social Work | Sport Sciences/Sports Management | Agriculture | Accounting | Biology

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DOVER, DELAWARE Visitors to Kent County, Delaware are pleasantly surprised by the variety of historical and cultural attractions, beautiful farmland and coastal scenery, and curious mix of old traditions and modern high-tech culture. In Kent County, visitors can find Amish buggies on city streets, delicate shorebirds and giant C-5 Galaxy military cargo planes, quiet museums and exciting NASCAR races, arts and antiques, Colonial history, slots and harness racing. Dover, the capital of the First State, invites you to experience life in a small American city – history, tax-free shopping and ambiance, all in a clean safe and friendly environment. You can spend the day shopping or strolling the quaint tree-lined streets to take in the city’s historic architecture, and spend the evenings at the theater or trying your luck at a gaming facility. You can step back in time, literally, by standing on the very corner where in 1787, delegates to Delaware’s Constitutional Convention ratified the U.S. Constitution – thus giving Delaware its “First State” moniker. The area’s collection of small towns as well as the natural beauty of places such as Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, provide

hours of fun and adventure for visitors of all ages. Dover’s central location in Delaware makes Kent County the perfect place for regional meetings and conventions, and a great overnight destination for tours of the state. Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley attractions are only one hour’s drive to the north. Delaware’s beach resorts, including Lewes, Bethany, and Rehoboth, are only one hour’s drive to the south. Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. are all within a two-hour drive. Kent County puts you right in the middle of the charm and excitement of “America at its Best.” ATTRACTIONS Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a 16,000-acre haven along the Delaware Bay coast east of Smyrna, with salt marshes, ponds, fields, and forests. Visitors come from all over the world to see the variety of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl that stop to feed at the refuge, an important feeding stop on the Atlantic Flyway. OUTDOOR ACTIVITES The Delaware Bay, just East of Dover, offers some of the best fishing and crabbing in the region. The bay serves as a breeding DOVER AIR FORCE BASE Dover Air Force Base is important to the country’s defense, as it represents one-fourth of the nation’s strategic airlift capacity. Approximately 7,000 people are stationed at the DAFB. Dover is home to 36 giant C-5 Galaxy cargo planes, which are used to transport troops and equipment wherever they are needed around the world. The C-5 is the largest airplane in the U.S. military. Each plane is nearly as long as a football field, and could carry six motor coaches in its hold. The base cargo terminal known as the “Superport” is the largest anywhere in the US military, processing more tons of cargo than Kennedy airport in NY. The Air Mobility Command (AMC) Museum on the DAFB has over 24 aircraft on display, and features more multi-engine aircraft than the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. Veteran aircraft on display include a C-47 “Gooney Bird” that dropped paratroopers over Normandy on D-Day.

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DOVER, DELAWARE ground for many aquatic species, including horseshoe crabs. The bay is also a prime oyster ground. The area also features firstrate golf courses, bike trails, scenic paths, boating, state parks, conservation areas, lakes and greenways. EVENTS The Old Dover Days Festival has existed in one form or another in the capital city since 1933. It is held on The Green and Legislative Mall, two beautiful outdoor parks in the historic downtown district. Traditional elements and new components bring in thousands of visitors each year with attendance reaching 15,000. Old Dover Days is a celebration of the First State’s Capital City and features a parade, maypole dancing, food court, re-enactors, walking tours, free entertainment and much more. The Amish Bike Tour, African-American Festival, Delmarva Folk Festival, Jazz & Blues Festival, Diamond State BBQ Championship and Wyoming Peach Festival are other events that bring thousands to Central Delaware each year.

The Johnson Victrola museum is a tribute to Delaware’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Exhibits include phonographs, recordings, memorabilia, trademarks, objects, and paintings that highlight Mr. Johnson’s successful business enterprises and chronicle the development of the sound-recording industry. In 2004, under the leadership of Board Chair Dr. Scott D. Miller (President of Wesley College), a strategic alliance was formed to partner the resources of Wesley College, Delaware State University, and The Friends of the Capital Theater, to maximize usage and position the historic treasure as the premiere performing arts center south of Wilmington. In January 2007, the relationship was formalized with the three becoming equal partners in the operation, management and programming of the Center.

ARTS & CULTURE The Greater Dover is rich in arts and cultural activities. The Schwartz Center for the Arts, of which DSU is a partner, is one of the premier performing arts venues in the state. From live performances, films and special events, to meetings and receptions, the Schwartz Center offers something for all tastes. The Dover Symphony Orchestra is a regional organization founded in 1967 and comprised of professional and amateur musicians of all ages.

DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY Dover Downs International Speedway hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup/Nationwide Series race weekends each year. Dover has the largest seating capacity (140,000 seats) of any sports facility between New York and the Carolinas. The “Monster Mile” has challenged many professional drivers as they compete for the checkered flag. The concrete track with 24 degree banking is the first and only concrete superspeedway in NASCAR history, providing awesome racing action. NASCAR weekends at Dover are typically scheduled for the second weekend in May and the fourth weekend in September. Qualifying takes place on Friday, Nationwide Series drivers race on Saturday, and the Sprint Cup stars race on Sunday. Dover Downs, along with nearby Harrington Raceway, also features top flight harness racing.

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STATE SCHEDULE 9/20

Southern Methodist

9/22

Baylor Willis Invitational

Wilmer, Texas BuckBranch Farm Waco, Texas Willis Family Equestrian Center

Baylor, DSU, NMSU, Ohio

11/2

TENNESSEE-MARTIN

DOVER, DEL. GAMBLER’S CHOICE

11/3

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

DOVER, DEL. GAMBLER’S CHOICE

1/26

Tennessee-Martin/Oklahoma State

2/8

WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge Wellington, Fla.

2/23

Georgia

Bishop, Ga. Georgia Equestrian Complex

2/23

Auburn

Bishop, Ga. Georgia Equestrian Complex

3/10

SACRED HEART

DOVER, DEL. GAMBLER’S CHOICE

3/10

TEXAS CHRISTIAN

DOVER, DEL. GAMBLER’S CHOICE

3/30

Pin Oak Invitational

Katy, Texas

4/18-20 NCEA National Championship Times and dates subject to change | Home dates in white

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