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Table of Contents EMU Quick Facts Media Relations Schedule/SID Info 2012 Outlook 2012 Roster TV/Radio Roster Sarah Gerber Jessica Richards McKenna Russ Allison Scherer Kaylee Tolliver Katy Blaharski Nellie Coquillard Jenna Ignowski Courtney Nicholson Lindsay Smith Shaina Peters Amanda Stanton Lauren Wells Courtney Loe, Melissa Felkey Katie Fenech Amanda Herron, Kelli Janiczek Jenn Lucas Lindsay Rich, Jessica Wilkes 2012 Coaching Staff EMU All-Access 2011 In Review Mid-American Conference Pepsi EMU Softball History All-Time Letterwinners Year-by-Year Results All-Time vs. Opponents Eastern Michigan Univ. Athletic Department Student Athlete Services NCAA Compliance Indoor Practice Facility EMU Athletic Club EMU Hall of Fame EMU Identity

General Information Name Eastern Michigan University Location Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Founded 1849 Enrollment 22,638 Nickname Eagles Colors Green (PMS 349) and White Conference Mid-American (MAC) Administration President Dr. Susan W. Martin Athletics Director Dr. Derrick Gragg Melody Reifel Werner Assoc. AD-SWA Assoc. AD Mike Malach Assoc. AD-Compliance Chris Hoppe Assoc. AD-Media Relations Jim Streeter Asst. AD-Academics Erin Burdis Asst. AD-Sports Medicine Steve Nordwall Media Relations Associate AD/Media Relations Jim Streeter Assistant Director Greg Steiner Sean Hostetter, Chris Puzzuoli Grad. Asst. GA/Softball Contact Ashley Strauss Office Phone 734.487.0317 Strauss Cell Phone 734.674.2607 Strauss E-mail astraus1@emich.edu Mailing Address 799 N. Hewitt Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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Coaching Staff Head Coach Karen Baird Alma Mater, Year Adrian, 1994 Years at EMU 10th Record at EMU 160-220 (9) MAC Record 76-92 Career Record 258-312 (12) Office Phone 734.487.1031 Assistant Coaches Marissa Young (Michigan ‘03) Nicki Greathouse (Michigan State ‘08)

Team Information 2011 Overall Record 26-18 12-8/ 4th West 2011 MAC Record/Finish 2011 Home Record 9-5 2011 Away Record 10-8 2011 Neutral Site Record 7-5 Starters Returning/Lost 8/3 13/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost Pitchers Returning/Lost 3/1 Newcomers 8 4/1 All-MAC Players Returning/Lost Facility Varsity Field

History First Year of Softball 1981 All-Time Record 678-813-4 All-Time MAC Record 320-397-1 8 (2011) MAC Tourn. Appearances (Last) NCAA Tourn. Appearances (Last) 1 (2007)

The 2012 Eastern Michigan University softball media guide is a publication of the EMU Athletic Media Relations office. Writing, layout, and design by Ashley Strauss. Edited by Jim Streeter, Greg Steiner, Sean Hostetter, Chris Puzzuoli and Karen Baird. Photos by Randy Masharka, Susan Coquillard, Kathi Russ and Walt Middleton.

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MEDIA RELATIONS EMU ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission above all else, is to guide, support and inspire our student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence- academically, athletically and socially while maintaining a successful Division I-A athletics program.

VISION OF EMU ATHLETICS

Jim Streeter

Greg Steiner

Sean Hostetter

Chris Puzzuoli

Ashley Strauss

Associate Athletics Director/Media Relations .........................................Jim Streeter Office Phone ............................................................................................... 734.487.0317 Cellular Phone ............................................................................................. 734.260.1004 Home Phone ............................................................................................... 734.485.3221 E-mail ......................................................................................... jim.streeter@emich.edu Asst. Director of Athletic Media Relations ...............................................Greg Steiner Office Phone ................................................................................................ 734.487.0318 Cellular Phone ............................................................................................. 734.845.1132 Home Phone ............................................................................................... 734.508.6179 E-mail ........................................................................................ greg.steiner@emich.edu Graduate Assistant/Softball Contact ..................................................... Ashley Strauss Office Phone ................................................................................................ 734.487.0317 Cellular Phone ............................................................................................. 734.674.2607 E-mail ............................................................................................... astraus1@emich.edu Graduate Assistant ...................................................................................... Sean Hostetter Office Phone ................................................................................................ 734.487.0318 Cellular Phone ............................................................................................. 734.891.2800 E-mail ................................................................................................shostett@emich.edu

Our vision is to become the premier program in the Mid-American Conference, both academically and athletically.

CORE VALUES OF EMU ATHLETICS

Four values guide and govern our action at all times and in all our affairs. The values define “what we stand for” and “what we will not stand for.” These values include: • Respect - We treat ourselves and those we serve with dignity, kindness and respect. • Integrity - We operate in a spirit of integrity at all times and know that doing the right thing is of utmost importance. • Passion - We have a strong work ethic and are passionate about what we do. This is more than just a job to us. • Excellence - Excellence is the cornerstone of all we do within our department, on campus, within the community, as well as on the regional and national levels

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Graduate Assistant ........................................................................................Chris Puzzuoli Office Phone ................................................................................................ 734.487.0317 Cellular Phone ............................................................................................. 313.802.0104 E-mail ..............................................................................................cpuzzuol@emich.edu Address: .........................................................................Room 307, Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

HOW TO GET EMU SOFTBALL INFORMATION • The Eastern Michigan University Sports Information office: Softball Contact: Ashley Strauss ................734.487.0317

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Over the past 10 years, some information that was once printed exclusively in EMU Athletics media guides has been moved to the department's official website, EMUEagles.com. Visit the softball home page to find such information.

EMU on Mobile Devices Fans using mobile devices can access news, scores and schedules on emueagles.com/mobile

Eagle All-Access • The Internet: Log on to the World Wide Web to get all of the latest Eastern Michigan University Athletics Information, including up-to-date softball statistics and game notes:

Catch live game action along with highlights and inter views of studentathletes and coaches only on Eagle All-Access, the official video source for EMU Athletics. Log-on to EMUEagles.com/showcase for more information. The 2012 EMU Softball Media Guide is provided as a service to accredited media and opponents. Information is current as of Feb. 16, 2012.

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MEDIA RELATIONS EMU Media Policies and Services The Eastern Michigan University softball guide is intended to be a source of information for the media. If additional information on EMU softball and other Eagle sports is required, please contact the EMU Media Relations Office, located on the second floor of the Convocation Center. Contact The Athletic Media Relations contact for the softball team is Ashley Strauss. She can be reached at 734.487.0317 or via e-mail at astraus1@emich. edu. Services The EMU Athletic Media Relations Office offers a weekly release containing team and individual notes, statistics, reviews of past games and a look ahead to upcoming events. Additional information will include Mid-American Conference rankings, statistics and league notes. Credentials and parking EMU does not issue credentials for softball, as the event is free to the public. All media wishing to attend away games should contact the host institution regarding media policies. Parking for Varsity Field can be found next to the field and will be limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Media personnel will be responsible for their own parking arrangements. Press services Game programs, notes and cumulative statistics for all participating teams will be available one hour prior to all games. Box scores will be available at the conclusion of the game. Interviews Head Coach Karen Baird and her staff are available for interviews on an appointment-only basis between games and after practices. Personal interviews with the coach and players should be scheduled with the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office. Individual players are available for interviews Monday-Thursday. Their availability will depend on practice and class schedules. Please give at least 24-hour advance notice so the players can be contacted and arrangements can be made. Home phone numbers for players and coaches will not be given out by the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office. The coaching staff and players will be available for post-game interviews following a short cooling-off period.

DIRECTIONS TO EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY AND VARSITY FIELD By air: Arriving at Detroit Metro Airport, take I-94 west to Huron Street; head north on Huron Street. Stay on Huron Street (take the right fork as it turns in to Huron River Drive). Proceed approximately three miles from the fork (past a McDonald’s on your right), the softball field will be on your left. From North: U.S. 23 to Washtenaw Avenue (exit 37A); head east on Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Huron River Drive. Turn right on Huron River Drive and the softball field is at the second stop light on the right. From South: See directions above. From East: I-94 west to Huron Street; head north on Huron Street. Stay on Huron Street (take the right fork as it turns in to Huron River Drive). Proceed approximately three miles from the fork (past a McDonald’s on your right), the softball field will be on your left. From West: From the West - I-94 east to U.S. 23 north; exit U.S. 23 at Washtenaw Avenue (exit 37A) and follow directions from North.

World Wide Web The media can access all the latest EMU softball news on the athletic department’s Web site, located at EMUEagles.com. The EMU Athletic Media Relations Office produces this Web site with the most up-to-date and extensive coverage of the Eagles. Softball information available on the EMU Web site includes statistics, rosters, press releases and notes.

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schedule/sports info EMU 2012 Schedule Feb. 24-26 at CENTRAL FLORIDA TOURNAMENT Feb. 24 vs. FGCU.....................................................11 a.m. vs. Seton Hall ............................................. 1 p.m. Feb. 25 vs. Jacksonville .......................................... 4 p..m. vs. Central Florida...................................... 6 p.m. Feb. 26 vs. Florida Gulf Coast..............................11 a.m. vs. Central Florida...................................... 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at Central Florida ....................................... 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at Jacksonville (DH) .................................. 5 p.m. March 1 at Florida...............................................................5 p.m. March 2-4 at FLORIDA TOURNAMENT March 2 vs. Campbell....................................... 11:15 a..m. vs. Florida ..................................................... 4 p.m. March 3 vs. Gardner-Webb ................................9:30 a.m. vs. Campbell.......................................... 4:30 p.m. March 4 vs. Gardner-Webb .................................... 9 a..m. March 9-10 at LIPSCOMB TOURNAMENT March 9 vs. Drake ........................................................ Noon vs. Alabama State ................................ 4:30 p.m. March 10 vs. Lipscomb .......................................12:15 p.m. vs. Middle Tennessee ......................... 4:45 p.m. March 16-18 at MIAMI (OH) TOURNAMENT March 16 vs. Niagara ................................................11 a..m. vs. Dayton .................................................... 1 p.m. March 17 vs. Niagara .................................................11 a.m. March 18 vs. Loyola-Chicago .................................... 2 p.m. March 27 at IPFW (DH) ................................................ 3 p.m. March 28 at Oakland (DH) ......................................... 2 p.m. March 30 at Buffalo* (DH) .......................................... 1 p.m. March 31 at Kent State*.............................................. 2 p.m. April 1 at Kent State*.............................................. 1 p.m. April 6 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* (DH).............1 p.m. April 7 WESTERN MICHIGAN* ....................2 p.m. April 8 WESTERN MICHIGAN* ....................1 p.m. April 11 at Michgan State ....................................... 4 p.m. April 13 at Bowling Green* (DH) .......................... 1 p.m. April 14 at Toledo* ..................................................... 2 p.m. April 15 at Toledo* ..................................................... 1 p.m. April 17 DETROIT (DH) ..................................3 p.m. April 20 at Ball State* (DH)...................................... 1 p.m. April 21 at Miami*...................................................... 2 p.m. April 22 at Miami*...................................................... 1 p.m. April 27 AKRON* (DH) ...................................1 p.m. April 28 OHIO* ...............................................2 p.m. April 29 OHIO* ...............................................1 p.m. May 1 at Michigan ................................................. 7 p.m. May 2 at Notre Dame ............................................ 6 p.m. May 5 at Central Michigan* ................................ 2 p.m. May 6 at Central Michigan* ................................ 1 p.m. May 9-12 MAC Tournament ! ........................................ TBA May 16-19 NCAA Regionals............................................. TBA BOLD CAPS HOME @ EMU Varsity Field *Mid-American Conference game ! Top 8 teams qualify (Akron, Ohio) (DH) - indicates a doubleheader

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2012 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE COMPOSITE SCHEDULE March 30 Eastern Michigan at Buffalo - DH Central Michigan at Kent State - DH Miami at Northern Illinois - DH Ball State at Western Michigan - DH Bowling Green at Ohio - DH Toledo at Akron - DH March 31-April 1 Eastern Michigan at Kent State Central Michigan at Buffalo Ball State at Northern Illinois Miami at Western Michigan Bowling Green at Akron Toledo at Ohio April 6 Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan - DH Western Michigan at Central Michigan - DH Bowling Green at Kent State - DH Buffalo at Toledo - DH Ohio at Ball State - DH Akron at Miami April 7-8 Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan Northern Illinois at Central Michigan Bowling Green at Buffalo Kent State at Toledo Akron at Ball State Ohio at Miami April 13 Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green - DH Central Michigan at Toledo - DH Buffalo at Northern Illinois - DH Kent State at Western Michigan - DH April 14-15 Eastern Michigan at Toledo Central Michigan at Bowling Green Kent State at Northern Illinois Buffalo at Western Michigan Ball State at Miami Akron at Ohio April 20 Eastern Michigan at Ball State - DH Central Michigan at Miami - DH Northern Illinois at Ohio - DH Western Michigan at Akron - DH School Alabama State Akron Ball State Bowling Green Buffalo Campbell Central Florida Central Michigan Dayton Detroit Drake Florida Florida Gulf Coast Gardner-Webb IPFW Jacksonville Kent State Lipscomb Loyola-Chicago Miami Michigan Michigan State Middle Tennessee Niagara Northern Illinois Notre Dame Oakland Ohio Seton Hall Toledo Western Michigan

April 21-22 Eastern Michigan at Miami Central Michigan at Ball State Northern Illinois at Akron Western Michigan at Ohio Bowling Green at Toledo April 27 Akron at Eastern Michigan - DH Ohio at Central Michigan - DH Northern Illinois at Bowling Green - DH Western Michigan at Toledo - DH Ball State at Kent State - DH Miami at Buffalo - DH April 28-29 Ohio at Eastern Michigan Akron at Central Michigan Northern Illinois at Toledo Western Michigan at Bowling Green Ball State at Buffalo Miami at Kent State May 4 Bowling Green at Miami - DH Toledo at Ball State - DH Kent State at Akron - DH Buffalo at Ohio - DH May 5-6 Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan Western Michigan at Northern Illinois Bowling Green at Ball State Toledo at Miami Buffalo at Akron Kent State at Ohio May 9-12 • MAC Tournament (Akron, Ohio) #1 Seed vs. #8 Seed #2 Seed vs. #7 Seed #3 Seed vs. #6 Seed #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed

*The top three teams in each division, and the next two teams (regardless of division) with the best overall conference win percentage. The division winners will be the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds; all other seeds will be seeded based on conference win percentage.

2012 EMU SOFTBALL OPPONENT SID INFORMATION

Contact John Westbrook Gregg Bach Brad Caudill John Enright Brian Wolff Joe Prisco Andrew Jennette Erin Mowrey Seth Iiames Mitch Wigness Brock Ascher Kelly Reynolds Justin Glover Kevin Davis Bill Salyer Daniel Scott Aaron Chimenti Colby Wilson Bill Behrns Michael Roth Sarah VanMetre Vince Baker Bradley Lambert Chris Smith Joe Summins Alan George Daniel Gliot Brett Compton Michael Kowalsky Brad Pettiford Mat Kanan

Phone 334.229.5217 330.972.6106 765.285.8242 419.372.7105 716.645.6993 910.893.1369 407.823.0994 989.774.1763 937.229.4419 313.993.1745 515.271.3740 352.375.4683 ex. 6128 239.590.1327 704.406.3523 260.481.0729 904.256.7761 330.672.8468 615.966.5457 773.508.2575 513.529.7092 734.647.4209 517.355.2271 615.494.8653 716.286.8724 815.753.9539 574.631.3397 248.370.3201 740.593.1299 973.761.9493 419.530.4925 269.387.4125

E-mail jwestbrook@alasu.edu gbach@uakron.edu lmdale@bsu.edu jenrigh@bgsu.edu bcwolff@buffalo.edu priscoj@campbell.edu ajennette@athletics.ucf.edu erin.mowrey@cmich.edu siiames1@udayton.edu mitch.wigness@udmercy.edu brock.ascher@drake.edu kellyr@gators.ufl.edu jglover@fgcu.edu kldavis@gardner-webb.edu salyerw@ipfw.edu dscott14@ju.edu achiment@kent.edu robert.wilson@lipscomb.edu bbehrns@luc.edu rothmb@muohio.edu vanmetre@umich.edu bakervin@ath.msu.edu blambert@goblueraiders.com csmith@niagara.edu jsummins@niu.edu ageorge2@nd.edu dlgliot@oakland.edu comptonb@ohio.edu michael.kowalsky@shu.edu brad.pettiford@utoledo.edu mat.kanan@wmich.edu

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2012 OUTLOOK

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2012 outlook After posting the second-best winning percentage in program history and making its first return to the Mid-American Conference Championship Tournament since winning it in 2007, the Eastern Michigan University softball team is eager to get back on the field this spring. The Eagles, who went 26-18 (12-8 MAC) last season, lost four to graduation but retain 13 on the 2012 roster and welcome seven new athletes this year. After falling short in making MAC Tournament appearances for three consecutive seasons, the Eagles finally overcame that struggle and secured a spot as the fifth seed in the 2011 Conference Championships, but back-to-back losses to Ball State and Kent State sent the Green and White home earlier than desired. This season, Head Coach Karen Baird expects her experienced team to not only return to Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio, but to make a run at the conference title in 2012. She recognizes her senior class as one of the significant factors that will help achieve this goal. “It was such a burden for us to carry in trying to get back into the tournament,” said Baird, “We have gotten past that and gained experience and bring back a driven senior class that is hungry for a MAC Championship. They expect nothing less this season, and the rest of the team is feeding off of their enthusiasm.” Leadership will not be lacking this spring, with co-captains Sarah Gerber (North Canton, OhioHoover), Jessica Richards (Canton, Ohio-Jackson) and McKenna Russ (North Canton, Ohio-Hoover), joining fellow seniors Allison Scherer (Stow, Ohio-StowMunroe) and Kaylee Tolliver (Amanda, Ohio-Clearcreek). Each has seen significant playing time in their careers, and with six freshmen on the roster, they should prove to be valuable assets for guiding the Eagles this season. Gerber returns for her final campaign with the Eagles. A twotime First Team All-MAC selection, Gerber started at catcher in 37 games last season. She has been an asset behind the plate for the Green and White, committing just two errors in 2011 to boost her career fielding percentage to .988, the second best by any EMU player. She also demonstrated her accuracy and arm strength at the catcher position, picking off a conference leading 11 runners in MAC games. Offensively, she cranked out 45 hits in 134 at bats for an overall clip of .336. Richards will primarily see time at the third base, where she started in all 44 games last year. Richards was named first-team All-MAC in 2011 after a successful junior campaign. She swiped 24 bases in 25 attempts, putting her in the EMU records books

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as just one of four EMU softball players to steal 24 or more bases in a season. A likely leadoff hitter this spring, the speedy lefthanded slapper connected on a team-best 54 hits in 2011 and scored 41 runs for the Green and White—the second most runs scored in the EMU individual season record books. Russ, who will likely start in left field and hit in the three or five-spot, put together a stellar offensive effort in 2011. The firstteam All-MAC Selection hit for the Eagles’ second-best individual season batting average of .415 through 38 games, collecting 49 hits with 25 RBI and 18 extra-base hits. She also made the NCAA Division I record book after connecting on her 11th hit in as many plate appearances to tie the third best streak ever recorded – a span that lasted from March 29 through April 1. Scherer will be coming off of an injury suffered this fall. As a proven power hitter in previous seasons, Scherer will look to resume that role and provide an offensive lift in key situations. She appeared in 23 games in 2011, starting in eight, and served primarily as a designated player for the Eagles. Tolliver is a lefty-lefty who will be competing for a spot at first base or as designated player. The Amanda, Ohio native started in 13 games for the Green and White last year, driving in six runs and knocking four extrabase hits. An elevated confidence at the plate should put Tolliver in prime position to contribute in her final season according to Baird. Aside from Gerber, Richards and Tolliver, the Eagles’ infield will return Nellie Coquillard (Niles, Mich.Niles) at second base. The junior should provide a powerful bat to the EMU lineup after coming off of a 34-RBI campaign last season. She tallied 31 hits for the Eagles, 12 of which were for extra bases. Amanda Stanton (Homer Glen, Ill.-Lockport Township) will take over the role at shortstop after EMU lost Stacie Skodinski to graduation last spring. Although Stanton saw limited action in 2011, Baird is confident in her ability to embrace a starting role in 2012. “One of the things that excites you with Stanton is her attitude and the enthusiasm she brings everyday,” Baird notes. “She has improved offensively in the offseason and is a great defensive player.” Courtney Nicholson (Navarre, Ohio-Canton Central Catholic) will vie for time at first base after coming off of a .265 season at the plate in 2011. Baird mentions that she enters this spring more relaxed and should be a valuable asset defensively

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2012 outlook for EMU’s infield. A few new faces will also look to earn playing time in the infield. Junior transfer Courtney Loe (Bedford, Mich.-BedfordWest Liberty) comes from West Liberty University. She will primarily serve as the back-up catcher and should see action in mid-week contests. Loe will also provide some support at the plate, as she led WLU in batting average (.305) last season. Freshman Jenn Lucas (Pinckney, Mich.-Pinckney) could see some innings in the infield or outfield this season, and Baird notes her athleticism as one factor that will help make that happen. Fellow rookies Kelli Janiczek (Canton, Mich.-Plymouth), Amanda Herron (Columbus, Ohio-Saint Francis De Sales) and Katie Fenech (Northville, Mich.-Northville) also have the potential to contribute with duties according to Baird. Janicek will provide help as a bullpen catcher, while Herron’s bat could help find her way into the lineup. Fenech may see time as a pinch hitter. The outfield should be solid with the retention of three everyday players. With Russ set in left, junior Katy Blaharski (Carleton, Mich.-Airport) will maintain her role in centerfield. The quick lefty-slapper will provide speed and experience on both sides of the game. “Blaharski is a great leader, and I expect big things from her this spring,” said Baird. “She is the type of athlete that is always looking to elevate her game.” Lindsay Smith (Seville, OhioCloverleaf) will get looks in right field after starting in that position 23 times last season. Baird notes her hard work in the offseason should help attribute to a more consistent performance defensively. She also adds that Smith’s ability to step up to challenges will help her adjust to hitting from the right side after spending 2011 as a leftyslapper. Perhaps one of the biggest improvements last season was the Eagles’ pitching staff, moving from 10th in the MAC in earned run average (4.57) to third overall in the conference with a team ERA of 3.04. Much of that progress resulted from the performances of starters Lauren Wells (Lowell, Ind.-Lowell) and Jenna Ignowski (Niles, Mich.-Niles). Both return for the Eagles this spring. Assistant Coach Marissa Young is excited to see her pitching staff take the field, and notes that expectations are high this season. “Expectations are high, but the key is that they are doing the little things daily to help meet these expectations,” said Young.

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“They are pushing themselves every day to get better, and it should put us in a great position once season is underway.” Wells, a second-team All-MAC and All-Freshman honoree, returns after showcasing an impressive rookie season. The lefty went 9-6 on the year and 5-3 in conference play. She posted a 2.13 ERA in MAC contests, good for second in the conference, and held MAC hitters to just a .250 average. Coach Young is anticipating these numbers to continue into the 2012 campaign and sees Wells to be a solid starter once again for the Green and White. Ignowski is also returning after posting solid numbers for the Eagles last year. The 2011 Academic All-MAC selection recorded a 13-7 record in 28 appearances. In 118.1 innings of play, she fanned 121 batters and held opposing hitters to a .232 clip. She also threw seven complete-game shutouts (secondbest in the MAC), four of which were against conference opponents and was named MAC West Pitcher of the Week on three separate occasions last season. New to the staff are Lindsay Rich (Perrysburg, OhioPerrysburg) and Jessica Wilkes (Glen Ellyn, Ill.Glenbard South). Rich has shown promise in the fall and has made the necessary adjustments transitioning from high school to college-level pitching. Wilkes will be coming off of an injury suffered in the fall, but Coach Young anticipates her to step in and throw spot innings for the Green and White this season. Sophomore Shaina Peters (East Jordan, Mich.-East Jordan) could also see time on the mound as well or may be called upon to pinch run for the Eagles. Overall, the staff should provide a diverse arsenal in term of pitches and speeds—something that excites Coach Young. “Our pitchers are all different and compliment each other very well,” said Young. “This will give us the opportunity to keep opponents off balance and give hitters a different look throughout the game. The pitchers have bought into this and are embracing their strengths.” Those strengths will help the Green and White as they open their season at the Central Florida Tournament, Feb. 24-26, in Orlando, Fla. The Eagles’ 10-day swing through the Sunshine State will give Baird an opportunity to put a lineup into place that will help EMU reach its primary objective in 2012 — a MAC Championship.

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Front Row (L to R): Allison Scherer, Amanda Stanton Second Row: Melissa Felkey, Kelli Janiczek, Lindsay Smith, Katy Blaharski, Lauren Wells, Sarah Gerber, Jenn Lucas Third Row: Jessica Wilkes, Amanda Herron, McKenna Russ, Nelllie Coquillard, Courtney Loe, Shaina Peters, Lindsay Rich, Jenna Ignowski, Katie Fenech, Jessica Richards, Kaylee Tolliver, Courtney Nicholson

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball Roster No. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 25 27

Name Lauren Wells Sarah Gerber Lindsay Smith Jenn Lucas Katy Blaharski McKenna Russ Katie Fenech Jessica Richards Courtney Nicholson Amanda Stanton Lindsay Rich Allison Scherer Kelli Janiczek Amanda Herron Kaylee Tolliver Shaina Peters Courtney Loe Jenna Ignowski Nellie Coquillard Jessica Wilkes

Pos. P C OF UTL OF OF INF IF UTL IF P OF UTL UTL IF P/OF C P IF P

Ht. L/L R/R R/R R/R L/R L/L R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R

B/T 5-8 5-8 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-6 5-6 5-10 5-4 5-5 5-7 5-8 5-7 5-5 5-10 5-6 5-9

Cl.-El. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr.

Hometown-High School (Previous School) Lowell, Ind.-Lowell North Canton, Ohio-Hoover Seville, Ohio-Cloverleaf Pinckney, Mich.-Pinckney Carleton, Mich.-Airport North Canton, Ohio-Hoover Northville, Mich.-Northville Canton, Ohio-Jackson Navarre, Ohio-Canton Central Catholic Homer Glen, Ill.-Lockport Township Perrysburg, Ohio-Perrysburg Stow, Ohio-Stow-Munroe Canton, Mich.-Plymouth Salem Columbus, Ohio-Saint Francis De Sales Amanda, Ohio-Clearcreek East Jordan, Mich.-East Jordan Temperance, Mich.-Bedford (West Liberty University) Niles, Mich.-Niles Niles, Mich.-Niles Glen Ellyn, Ill.-Glenbard South

Head Coach: Karen Baird (ninth season) Assistant Coaches: Marissa Young, Nikki Greathouse Pronunciation Blaharski: blah-HAR-skee Coquillard: CO-kwill-ard Ignowski: ig-NOW-skee Scherer: SHEAR Fenech: FEN-ick

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Janiczek: JAN-uh-sick Loe: LOW

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TV/RADIO ROSTER

#2 Lauren Wells • P So.-So. • 5-8 • L/L Lowell, Ind-Lowell

#3 Sarah Gerber • C Sr.-Sr.. • 5-8 • R/R North Canton, Ohio-Hoover

#8 Katie Fenech • IF Fr.-Fr. • 5-8 • R/R

#9 Jessica Richards • OF Sr.-Sr. • 5-9 • L/R Canton, Ohio-Jackson

Northville, Mich.-Northville

#4 Lindsay Smith • OF Jr.-Jr. • 5-4 • R/R Seville, Ohio-Cloverleaf

#10 Courtney Nicholson • UTL Jr.-Jr. • 5-6 • R/R Navarre, Ohio-Canton Cent. Cath.

#19 Kaylee Tolliver • IF Sr.-Sr. • 5-8 • L/L Canton, Mich.-Plymouth Salem Columbus, Ohio-St. Francis De La Sales Amanda, Ohio-Clearcreek #17 Kelli Janiczek • UTL Fr.-Fr. • 5-5 • R/R

#18 Amanda Herron • UTL Fr.-Fr. • 5-7 • R/R

#25 Nellie Coquillard • IF Jr.-Jr. • 5-6 • R/R Niles, Mich.-Niles

#27 Jessica Wilkes • P Jr.-Jr. • 5-6 • R/R Glen Ellyn, Ill.-Glenbard South

#5Jenn Lucas • UTL Fr.-Fr.. • 5-5 • R/R Pinckney, Mich.-Pinckney

#14 Amanda Stanton • IF So.-So. • 5-6 • R/R

Homer Glen, Ill.-Lockport Twp.

#20 Shaina Peters • P/OF So.-So. • 5-7 • R/R East Jordan, Mich.-East Jordan

Head Coach Karen Baird

#6 Katy Blaharski • OF Jr.-Jr.. • 5-5 • L/R Carleton, Mich.-Airport

#7 McKenna Russ • OF Sr.-Sr. • 5-7 • L/L North Canton, Ohio-Hoover

#15 Lindsay Rich • P Fr.-Fr. • 5-10 • R/R

#16 Allison Scherer • IF Sr.-Sr. • 5-4 • R/R Stow, Ohio-Stow-Munroe

Perrysburg, Ohio-Perrysburg

#21 Courtney Loe • C Jr.-Jr. • 5-5 • R/R

#23 Jenna Ignowski • P Jr.-Jr. • 5-10 • R/R Bedford, Mich.-Bedford (West Liberty) Niles, Mich.-Niles

Assistant Coach Marissa Young

Assistant Coach Nikki Greathouse

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3 SARAH GERBER Sr.-Sr. Catcher North Canton, Ohio-Hoover Bats/Throws: R/R Letters Earned: 2009, 2010, 2011 Gerber’s Single Game Bests Hits 4, vs. Villanova, 2-26-10 Runs 3, vs. Detroit, 4-29-09 RBI 4, vs. Western Michigan, 5-7-10 Home Runs 1, accomplished six times MAC West Player of the Week 5-11-10, 3-24-09 All-MAC First Team 2011, 2010 Academic All-MAC 2011, 2010 EMU: 2011: A First Team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC selection…An NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete…Played in 43 contests, starting 37 behind the plate and five as the designated player…Cranked out 45 hits in 134 at bats for a .336 overall batting average and scored 19 times while connecting on 10 doubles and five home runs with 28 RBI…Picked off 13-of-23 base runners… Made just two errors all season for a .992 fielding percentage to improve her career percentage to .988, the second-best mark on the EMU all-time career list…2010: Played in 48 games, starting 47 times, primarily at the catcher position…Earned MAC West Player of the Week (5-11-10) honors after hitting .563 (9-for-16) with 11 RBI and at least one run driven in in each of the team’s final five contests... Named first-team All-MAC and voted Defensive Player of the Year by her teammates…At the plate, was second on the team in hits with 44 and turned in a .301 overall batting average with a home run and 29 RBI including an 11-game hitting streak to close out the season…Batted .351 in conference play while hitting a league-leading eight doubles and coming in fourth with 19 RBI…Went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in a 13-5 win over Villanova in the season opener…Hit first career home run in a 2-for-3 effort during a 10-2 win over Detroit…Defensively, recorded a .977 fielding percentage in 260 chances...2009: Only player to play in all 52 games, starting 46 of those, 19 as the backstop for the Eagles in her freshman campaign…Was fifth on the team with a .277 BA and fourth with a .349 OBP…Recorded six doubles and a triple while knocking in nine runs…Was tied for second on the team with 15 walks…Tallied three hits in a game on three separate occasions, two of which she was perfect at the plate…Earned MAC West Player of the Week honors (3-24-09) after recording a .625 BA Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

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Avg .277 .301 .336 .305

GP GS 52 46 48 47 43 42 143 135

AB 130 146 134 410

R 24 5 19 48

H 36 44 45 125

2B 6 10 10 16

(10-for-16) with a double and an RBI in five games…Led the team in fielding percentage…Did not commit an error in 155 chances…High School: Four year varsity letterwinner at North Canton Hoover…Played in high school with fellow teammate McKenna Russ…Helped lead the Vikings to the 2008 Division I state title…Selected honorable mention All-Ohio after her senior year…Led the team in batting average (.381) while earning first team All-District and All-Federal League honors following her senior campaign…Was part of state championship team during her sophomore season as well en route to earning AllFederal League honors…Personal: Full Name: Sarah Ann Gerber…Parents are Bryan and Lucinda Gerber…Has a brother, Seth…Born: 8-3-90…Major: Special Education.

Career Statistics 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP 1 0 9 44 .338 15 0 0 1 29 57 .390 11 0 0 5 28 70 .522 10 1 1 6 66 171 .417 36 1

SO GDP OB% 20 1 .349 18 0 .346 16 0 .384 54 1 .359

SF 1 2 1 4

SH 6 1 1 8

SB ATT PO A 2 5 104 51 1 2 185 69 0 1 237 23 3 8 526 143

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

E FLD% 0 1.000 6 .977 2 .992 8 .988


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JESSICA RICHARDS Sr.-Sr. Infielder Canton, Ohio-jackson Bats/Throws: L/R Letters Earned: 2009, 2010, 2011

Richards’ Single Game Bests Hits 3, accomplished six times Runs 3, accomplished four times RBI 3, accomplished twice Home Runs None EMU: 2011: A first-team All-MAC Selection…One of two Eagles to start in every contest…Hit .351 on the year with a team-best 54 hits and 16 multiple-hit games…Led the MAC with 14 stolen bases in conference play, with 24 overall in 2011 to move her career total to 44, good for fifth alltime in the EMU career record books…Posted the fourth best batting average in the MAC in conference play with a .455 clip…Scored 40 runs to rank second in the EMU single season record books…2010: Played in 49 games, starting 46 times, primarily at third base…Batted .297 with 11 RBI and a team-leading 36 runs scored…Stole 11 bases in 14 attempts and swiped two in a game twice…Recorded 10 multi-hit games including a season-high 3-for-4 effort with three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in a 9-7 win over IPFW…In MAC play, batted .333 and was tied for fourth in the league in runs scored with 19…Was solid defensively at third base after starting her first 11 games in the outfield...2009: Played in 48 games, starting 41of those between the second, third and the outfield for the Eagles in her freshman campaign…Recorded a .259 average at the dish, going 28-for-108 with four doubles, a triple, six RBI and 15 runs scored…Tallied four multi-hit games including a 3-for-4 effort against Florida Gulf Coast (2-24)… High School: Four year varsity letterwinner at Jackson… Hit .439 during her senior season, earning first team AllFederal League, All-Northeast Ohio and second team AllState honors…Was selected team’s defensive player of the year after senior season…Hit .497 during junior campaign to earn first team All-Federal League accolades…During sophomore season, batted .500…Named first team All-Federal League, All-Northeast Ohio and second team All-State as well as team’s offensive player of the year… Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

Avg .259 .297 .351 .308

GP GS 48 41 49 46 44 44 141 131

AB 108 128 154 390

R 15 36 41 92

H 28 38 54 120

2B 4 4 7 15

Personal: Full Name: Jessica Marie Richards…Parents are Robert and Ronda Richards…Born: 5-2-90…Major: Communications.

Career Statistics 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP 1 0 6 34 .315 10 0 2 0 11 46 .359 8 1 2 0 12 65 .422 7 2 5 0 29 145 .372 25 3

SO GDP OB% 28 1 .322 23 0 .343 14 0 .384 65 1 .353

SF 0 0 1 1

SH 4 3 3 10

SB 9 11 24 44

ATT 14 14 25 53

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

PO 41 62 42 145

A E FLD% 30 5 .934 90 12 .927 91 9 .937 211 26 .932


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7 MCKENNA RUSS Sr.-Sr. Outfielder North Canton, Ohio-Hoover Bats/Throws: L/L Letters Earned: 2009, 2010, 2011

Russ’s Single Game Bests Hits 5, vs. Detroit, 3-29-11 Runs 3, accomplsihed twice RBI 4, accomplished four times Home Runs 2, accomplished twice MAC West Player of the Week 4-5-11, 3-17-09 All-MAC First Team 2011 Academic All-MAC 2011 EMU: 2011: A first-team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC selection…Posted the second best single season batting average in EMU program history after cranking out 49 hits for a .415 clip…Recorded six multi-RBI games and 15 multi-hit games, nine of which were in MAC contests…Blasted 11 doubles to give her 32 in her career, good for seventh on the all-time career list…Named MAC West Player of the Week on April 5 after hitting .727 (16-for-22) with a 1.591 slugging percentage and knocking in 12 RBI and scoring 10 times for the Eagles through six games…Made history against Northern Illinois (April 1) when she registered her 11th hit in as many plate appearances to tie the third best streak in the NCAA Division I record books for consecutive hits…2010: Played and started all 35 games she appeared in, splitting time between left-field and DH…Batted .252 with five doubles, two home runs, nine RBI and 14 runs scored on the year… Recorded six multi-hit games and two hitting streaks of four games…In a four-game stretch against Detroit and Toledo, tallied seven hits including three straight two-hit games and hit .467 during that span...2009: Played in 51 games, starting 50 in the outfield for the Eagles in her freshman season…Led the team with 54 hits, 171 at bats and 181 plate appearances… Recorded a .316 BA which was third on the team and strung together two hitting streaks of seven or more, her longest being an eight-gamer from Feb. 27-March 14…Led the MAC and recorded the third-highest total for doubles in a season with 16…Was second on the team in runs scored with 28…Blasted four home runs and knocked in 22 RBI…Best game was a 4-for-4 effort in which she hammered out three doubles and a homer, driving in four runs and scoring three in a 10-2 win over IPFW (4-1)…High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at North Canton Hoover…Played in high school with fellow teammate Sarah Gerber…Three year starter for the Vikings…Scored the winning run in the state championship game to Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

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Avg .316 .252 .415 .329

GP GS 51 50 35 35 38 38 124 123

AB 171 103 118 392

R 28 14 21 63

H 54 26 49 129

2B 16 5 11 32

give Hoover the Division I state title in 2008…Led her team to conference championship and district championship three times…Hit .300 with a perfect fielding percentage during her senior season…Collected over 100 hits while batting .376 during her four years as a Viking…Second team All-Federal League selection after junior season…Hit a two-run home run during the state championship game of her sophomore season to give Hoover a 2-0 victory in 2006…Four-year varsity letterwinner and all conference, county and district selection in volleyball…Personal: Full Name: McKenna Michael Russ…Parents are Michael and Kathi Russ…Has a sister, Callan…Born: 7-17-90…Major: Communications.

Career Statistics 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP 1 4 22 84 .491 6 2 0 2 9 37 .359 4 0 2 5 25 79 .669 4 1 3 11 56 200 .510 14 3

SO GDP OB% 39 0 .344 24 0 .280 14 0 .439 77 0 .356

SF 1 0 0 1

SH 1 9 1 11

SB ATT PO 7 9 37 1 2 10 1 3 25 9 14 72

A 1 1 5 7

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

E FLD% 1 .974 2 .846 2 .938 5 .940


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16 ALISON SCHERER Sr.-Sr. Infielder Stow, Ohio-Stow-Munroe Bats/Throws:R/R Letters Earned: 2009, 2010, 2011

Scherer’s Single Game Bests Hits 3, vs. Bowling Green, 4-3-10 Runs 2, accomplished twice RBI 4, vs. Oakland, 4-12-11 Home Runs 2, vs. Oakland, 4-12-11 EMU: 2011: Played in 23 games, starting in eight contests… Collected eight hits with four RBI and a .250 batting average…Was a perfect 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts…2010: Played in 43 games, starting 30 times…Batted .241 with five doubles, a home run, eight RBI and 10 runs scored… Recorded five multi-hit games including four in a five-game stretch in late March-early April…Her lone home run came in the second of back-to-back home runs that was coupled with her sister Jenny Scherer in an 8-0 win over Detroit… She went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI in a 9-2 win over Bowling Green...2009: Played in 23 games, starting 12 in the field while making 13 appearances in the circle, starting four times…Compiled a 2-3 record with a 7.71 ERA in 32.2 innings pitched…At the plate, turned in a .121 average with two doubles in just 33 at bats…High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at Stow-Munroe…Four-time first team all-conference selection…Following senior campaign, was selected first team All-State…All-State honorable mention after junior season…Personal: Full name: Allison May Scherer…Sister, Jenny, played softball for EMU from 2007-2010…Parents are Jim and Gemma Scherer…Has a brother, James, and two sisters, Jenny and Becky...Jenny played softball for EMU from 2007-10… Born: 9-24-90…Major: Business Marketing.

Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

Avg .121 .241 .250 .215

Year ERA 2009 7.71 TOTAL 7.71

GP 23 43 23 89

GS 12 30 8 50

AB 33 79 32 144

W L App GS 2 3 13 4 2 3 13 4

R H 2B 4 4 2 10 19 5 5 8 0 19 31 7

3B HR RBI 0 0 2 1 1 8 1 1 8 2 2 18

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP 6 .182 4 0 29 .367 5 13 13 .406 1 3 48 .333 10 16

CG SHO CBO SV IP H 0 0 0 0 32.2 50 0 0 0 0 32.2 50

R 39 39

ER BB 36 18 36 18

SO GDP OB% 13 0 .211 24 1 .381 6 0 .333 43 1 .333 SO 15 15

SF 1 0 0 1

SH 1 2 2 5

SB ATT PO A 0 0 12 25 4 4 234 8 2 2 3 0 6 6 249 33

2B 3B HR BF B/Avg 14 1 6 172 .345 14 1 6 172 .345

E FLD% 2 .949 4 .984 0 .000 6 .979

WP HBP BK SFA SHA 7 6 1 1 2 7 6 1 1 2

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2012 EAGLES

19 KAYLEE TOLLIVER Sr.-Sr. Infielder Amanda, Ohio-Clearcreek Bats/Throws: L/L Letters Earned: 2009, 2010, 2011

Tolliver’s Single Game Bests Hits 3, accomplished three times Runs 2, accomplished twice RBI 2, accomplished five times Home Runs 1, accomplished three times MAC All-Freshman Team 2009 EMU: 2011: Played in 20 games and starting in 13 at the designated player…Hit .372 with four multi-hit games and six RBI... Posted a .465 slugging percentage with four extra-base hits in 16 at-bats…2010: Appeared in 31 games, starting 26 times, primarily at first base…Batted an even .200 on the year with three doubles and six RBI…Went 3-for-3 in a 7-6 win over Akron and tallied three straight two-hit games to close out the year…Provided the game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth of a 7-6 win over Northern Illinois...2009: Played in 51 games, starting all of them at first base for the Eagles…Hit .231 (30-for-130) with three home runs, 18 RBI, 13 runs scored, five doubles and a .320 on-base percentage…Recorded a five-game hitting streak from April 17-24 including a pair of three-hit efforts against Kent State and Buffalo…Held a .983 fielding percentage, committing only seven errors in 410 chances…High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at Amanda Clearcreek…Three-time first team All-MidState League pick…Holds the school batting average record and is the career leader in home runs…Named first team All-Central District after senior season…Received Offensive Player Award and MVP honors after senior campaign…Two-time second team AllCounty honoree…Also a three-year letterwinner in volleyball… Member of National Honor Society…Personal: Full Name: Kaylee Dyann Tolliver…Parents are Charles and Michelle Tolliver…Has a sister, Maddie…Born: 12-4-89…Major: Exercise Science.

Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

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Avg .231 .200 .372 .245

GP 51 31 20 102

GS 51 26 13 90

AB 130 80 43 253

R 13 1 4 18

H 30 16 16 62

2B 5 3 4 12

3B HR RBI 0 3 18 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 3 30

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 44 .338 12 5 35 1 .320 19 .238 2 2 23 0 .235 20 .465 1 1 6 0 .400 83 .328 15 8 64 1 .307

SF 0 1 0 1

SH 1 3 1 5

SB ATT PO A 3 6 388 15 0 0 147 6 0 0 0 0 3 6 535 21

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

E FLD% 7 .983 2 .987 0 .000 9 .984


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KATY BLAHARSKI Jr.-Jr. Outfielder Carleton, Mich.-Airport Bats/Throws: L/R Letters Earned: 2010, 2011

Blaharski’s Single Game Bests Hits 3, accomplished twice Runs 3, vs. Kent State, 4-30-10 RBI 2, vs. UMBC, 2-27-11 Home Runs 1, vs. Detroit, 3-31-10 EMU: 2011: An NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete…Played in 24 games, starting 22 times in center field…Hit .155 with four RBI and 10 runs scored for the Eagles…Was a perfect 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts…Only made one error all season for a .969 fielding percentage…2010: Played in 46 games, starting 42 times, between second base and the outfield…Batted .228 on the season with a home run and nine RBI…Was third on the team in runs scored with 27 and tied for fourth in league with 19 during MAC play…Stole a team-leading 14 bases in 16 attempts, eighth on the all-time singles season list for EMU base-stealers…Recorded two three-hit games in wins against Oakland and Kent State and blasted her first career home run to lead off a 10-2 win against Detroit…High School: A fouryear letterwinner at Airport High in Carleton, Mich…Four-time All-Huron League selection including first team honors twice… All-District Honorable Mention shortstop three times and All-District selection her senior year…Helped team to league championship her sophomore season and was named team MVP after her junior and senior seasons…All-Region and All-State honorable mention shortstop after batting .453 her senior year... Also won Huron League, District, and Regional Championships in her final season...Was named Academic All-State five times, once for volleyball…Also won a league championship and reached the state finals in volleyball her junior year…Won a Gold National Championship with her 18U softball team… Personal: Full Name: Kathryn Elizabeth Blaharski…Parents are Louis and Karen Blaharski…Has two brothers, Aaron and Tim… Tim played baseball for Siena Heights University from 200206…Born: 2-1-91…Major: Exercise Science.

Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

Avg .228 .155 .205

GP 46 24 70

GS 42 22 64

AB 127 58 158

R H 2B 27 29 3 10 9 0 37 38 3

3B HR RBI 1 1 9 0 0 4 1 1 13

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 37 .291 19 1 30 0 .333 9 .155 8 2 9 0 .279 46 .249 27 3 39 0 .316

SF 0 0 0

SH 5 2 7

SB ATT PO 14 16 37 3 3 27 17 19 64

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

A 37 4 41

E FLD% 2 .974 1 .969 3 .972


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25 NELLIE COQUILLARD Jr.-Jr. Infielder Niles, Mich.-Niles Bats/Throws: R/R Letters Earned: 2010, 2011

Coquillards’s Single Game Bests Hits 3, accomplished twice Runs 2, accomplished six times RBI 5, accomplished twice Home Runs 1, accomplished ten times EMU: 2011: Earned Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention… Started in all 44 games at second base…Tallied 10 multi-hit games, four of which were in MAC contests, and posted eight multipleRBI performances…Recorded a career best five-RBI day against the No. 2-ranked Michigan for the second best single-game RBI effort in EMU softball history...Connected on 31 hits with eight doubles and four homeruns and 34 RBI for a .265 average…2010: Played in 41 games, starting 40 times, primarily at second base… Batted .276 five doubles, six homers and 20 RBI while turning in the team’s second-highest slugging percentage of .495…Tallied six multi-hit games including a 3-for-4 effort in a 9-7 defeat to Cleveland State, in which she drove in three runs and added her second home run of the year…Was fifth in the league in home runs during MAC play with five and ninth in slugging at .600… High School: Four-year letterwinner at Niles High School… Named first team All-State twice, winning a state title her senior season…Helped lead team to back-to-back conference, district and regional championships…Holds a half dozen school hitting records…Also lettered in volleyball and cross country…Personal: Full Name: Nellie Kate Coquillard…Parents are Robert and Susan Coquillard…Has one brother, Cory, and a sister, Eliza…Born: 4-13-91…Major: Communications.

Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

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Avg .276 .265 .270

GP 41 44 85

GS 40 44 84

AB 105 117 122

R H 2B 16 29 5 17 31 8 33 60 13

Career Statistics 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP 0 6 20 52 .495 16 1 0 4 34 51 .436 14 4 0 10 54 103 .464 30 5

SO GDP OB% 29 0 .374 12 0 .358 41 0 .365

SF 1 2 3

SH 3 3 6

SB ATT PO A E 1 1 83 64 7 1 2 74 59 7 2 3 157 123 14

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

FLD% .955 .950 .952


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23 JENNA IGNOWSKI Jr.-Jr. Pitcher Niles, Mich.-Niles Bats/Throws: R/R Letters Earned: 2010, 2011

Ignowski’s Single Game Bests Innings 9.1, vs. Albany, 2-25-11 al: Full Name: Jenna Marie Ignowski…Parents are Dennis and Michelle Ignowski…Has one sister, Nicole…Born: 2-12-91… Complete Games Accomplished 15 times Major: Speech and Language Pathology. No-Hitters 1, vs. Western Michigan, 4-2-11 Shutouts Accomplished seven times Strikeouts 12, accomplished twice MAC West Pitcher of the Week 3-1-11, 4-5-11, 4-12-11 Academic All-MAC 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete 2011 EMU: 2011: A first-team Academic All-MAC selection…An NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete…Played in 28 games with a 13-7 record and a team-best 2.72 earned run average…In 118.1 inning of work, struck out 121 and held opponents to a .232 average… Recorded the Eagles’ 12th no-hitter in program history in her 12strikeout performance against WMU on April 2…Tied the fourth most strikeouts in a game by any EMU pitcher with 12 against WMU and BGSU…Recorded seven complete game shutouts and two saves…Named MAC West Pitcher of the Week three times… 2010: Made 22 appearances while starting 10 in the circle…Was 6-7 on the year with a 4.77 ERA, striking out 57 batters in 76.1 innings pitched…Recorded six complete games and one shutout, coming in a 1-0 victory over Florida Gulf Coast in which she allowed just two hits while striking out six batters…High School: Four-year letterwinner at Niles High School…Three-time All-State and fourtime All-Conference selection…Won a 2009 State Championship, starting every game and allowing just one run in the tournament… Gatorade Michigan Softball Player of the Year in 2008, MHSSCA Miss Softball in 2009 and Ed Weede Outstanding Female Athlete in 2009…Threw 18 perfect games in her career and holds more than 19 different records at Niles, such as victories (34), shutouts (31), no-hitters (12) and perfect games (7) in a single-season…Person-

Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

Avg .000 .000 .000

GP 23 28 28

Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

ERA 4.77 2.72 3.52

W 6 13 19

GS 10 19 29

AB 1 0 1

L App GS 7 22 10 7 28 19 14 50 29

R 0 0 0

H 2B 3B HR RBI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000

CG SHO CBO SV IP H R 6 1 0 0 76.1 94 68 9 7 0 2 118.1 106 55 15 8 0 2 194.2 200 123

ER BB SO 2B 52 40 57 20 46 34 121 21 98 74 178 41

3B 4 1 5

SF 0 0 0

SH 0 0 0

SB ATT PO 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3

HR BF B/Avg 12 380 .293 13 512 .232 25 892 .257

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

A 21 18 39

E 5 5 10

FLD% .821 .792 .808

WP HBP BK SFA SHA 5 8 0 1 10 4 8 1 2 10 9 16 1 3 20


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10 COURTNEY NICHOLSON Jr.-Jr.. Utility Navarre, Ohio-Canton Catholic Central Bats/Throws: R/R Letters Earned: 2010, 2011

Nicholson’s Single Game Bests Hits 2, accomplished six times Runs 2, vs. Detroit, 3-29-11 RBI 2, accomplished four times Home Runs 1, accomplished twice NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete 2011 EMU: 2011: An NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete…Played in 37 games, starting in 31 as an outfielder and a designated player…Hit .265 with eight extra-base hits and eight RBI…Tallied six multiple-hit games and three multi-RBI performances at the plate…2010: Played in 24 games, starting 15 times…Batted .184 with one home run and four RBI and four runs scored… Tallied two multi-hit games, going 2-for-4 in a 9-2 win over Bowling Green and 2-for-3 in a 3-1 loss to Ball State, adding her first career home run in the effort as well…High School: Fouryear letterwinner at Canton Central Catholic High School… Holds 14 school records and was a two-time Stark County AllStar selection...Posted a .580 batting average, 1.146 slugging percentage and was voted team MVP her senior year...Travel softball team won four state championships...Also lettered in soccer three times and basketball twice…Was a member of the National Honor Society and a high honor roll…Personal: Full Name: Courtney Nicole Nicholson…Daughter of Barbara Nicholson…Born: 2-6-91...Major: Exercise Science.

Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

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Avg .184 .265 .235

GP 24 37 61

GS 15 31 46

AB 49 83 132

R H 2B 4 9 0 14 22 5 18 31 5

3B HR RBI 0 1 4 2 1 8 2 2 12

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP 12 .245 4 0 34 .410 8 1 46 .348 12 1

SO GDP OB% 20 0 .245 19 0 .337 39 0 .303

SF 0 0 0

SH 2 7 9

SB ATT PO 2 2 32 1 2 27 3 4 59

A 2 0 2

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

E FLD% 0 1.000 2 .931 2 .968


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LINDSAY SMITH Jr.-Jr. Outfielder Seville, Ohio-Cloverleaf Bats/Throws: R/R Letters Earned: 2010, 2011

Smith’s Single Game Bests Hits 3, accomplished twice Runs 2, accomplished twice RBI 1, accomplished four times Home Runs None EMU: 2011: Started in 35 games for the Eagles, splitting time between right and centerfield…Collected 24 hits for a .286 average while knocking in four RBI and scoring 15 times…2010: Played in 20 games, starting twice…Starts came against Oakland in the outfield and IPFW at the catcher position…Scored nine runs and converted all 10 fielding chances on the season… High School: Four-year letterwinner at Cloverleaf High School in Lodi, Ohio…Earned first team All-Eastern Ohio honors her senior season after claiming honorable mention honors her sophomore year…Personal: Full Name: Lindsay Taylor Smith… Parents are Bryan and Lori Smith…Has one sister, Katlyn… Born: 7-18-91…Major: Communications.

Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

Avg .000 .286 .264

GP 20 39 59

GS 2 35 37

AB 7 84 91

R H 2B 9 0 0 15 24 0 24 24 0

3B HR RBI 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 4

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 0 .000 0 0 4 0 .000 26 .310 2 0 22 0 .302 26 .286 2 0 26 0 .280

SF 0 0 0

SH 0 3 3

SB ATT PO 0 0 7 5 8 15 5 8 22

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

A 3 5 8

E FLD% 0 1.000 5 .800 5 .857


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20 SHAINA PETERS So.-So. Utility East Jordan, Mich.-East Jordan Bats/Throws: R/R Letters: 2011

Peters’ Single Game Bests Hits Runs RBI Home Runs

None 1, accomplished nine times None None

EMU: 2011: Appeared in 24 games as a pinch runner…Scored nine runs for the Eagles…High School: A four-year letterwinner... Helped lead the Devils to three district championships...Four-time All-Conference honoree...Named to the All-District Team during freshman, junior, and senior seasons... Posted a 0.64 ERA and 301 strikeouts during her senior campaign along with a .357 BA… Personal: Full Name: Shaina Marie Peters…Parents are Thomas and Robin Peters…Has a brother, Kyle, and a sister, Valerie…Born: 2-23-92…Major: Business.

Year Avg 2011 .000 TOTAL .000

20

GP 24 24

GS 0 0

AB 0 0

R 9 9

H 2B 3B HR RBI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 3 0

A 0 0

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

E FLD% 0 .000 0 .000


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14 AMANDA STANTON So.-So. Infielder Homer Glen, Ill.-Lockport Township Bats/Throws: R/R Letters: 2011

Stanton’s Single Game Bests Hits 1, accomplished four times Runs None RBI 2, vs. Western Michigan, 4-2-11 Home Runs None EMU: 2011: Played in 16 games, starting in six, splitting time between shortstop and designated player... Connected on her first collegiate hit against UMBC on Feb. 27 in a 1-for-3 effort at the dish…Drove in four runs on four hits for the Eagles…High School: Attended Rockport Township High School...A fouryear letterwinner...Earned All-Conference and AllArea honors her senior year...Boasted a .400 BA and .923 fielding percentage during senior campaign... Helped her team to four conference championships…Personal: Full Name: Amanda Marie Stanton…Parents are Jerry and Lisa Stanton…Has two brothers, Jake and Josh…Born: 4-15-92…Major: Elementary Education.

Year Avg 2011 .167 TOTAL .167

GP 16 16

GS 6 6

AB 24 24

R 0 0

H 2B 3B HR RBI 4 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 4

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO 4 .167 2 0 3 0 .231 0 0 0 0 6 4 .167 2 0 3 0 .231 0 0 0 0 6

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

A 2 2

E FLD% 2 .800 2 .800


2012 EAGLES

2 LAUREN WELLS So.-So. Pitcher Lowell, Ind.-Lowell Bats/Throws: L/L Letters: 2011

Wells’ Single Game Bests Innings 8, vs. Austin Peay, 3-26-11 Complete Games Accomplished 5 times No-Hitters None Shutouts 1, vs. FGCU, 3-2-11 Strikeouts 10, accomplished twice MAC West Pitcher of the Week 3-29-11, 5-10-11 All-MAC Second Team 2011 All-MAC Freshman Team 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete 2011

in conference games…Her 2.13 ERA in MAC contests was second-best in the conference and she held MAC opponents to a .250 average…Led the EMU pitching staff averaging 7.81 strikeouts per contest…Threw a career-high 10 strikeouts against Austin Peay on March 27 to tie for sixth most in a single game by an EMU pitcher…Named MAC West Pitcher of the Week on March 29 and on May 10… High School: A four-year letter winner for the Red Devils...Was a Miss Softball Candidate her senior season, the first in school history... Broke eight school pitching records for Lowell High School including most wins and most strikeouts... Also led offensively in doubles and home runs...A first team AllConference, All-Area, and All-State Honoree during senior season… Personal: Full Name: Lauren Joy Wells…Parents are EMU: 2011: A second-team All-MAC and All-Freshman Team Donald and Joy Wells…Has one sister, Kaitlin… Born: 6-19selection…An NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete…Posted a 2.81 91… Major: Psychology. ERA in 92.1 innings of work while fanning 103 batters and holding opponents to a .256 average…Went 9-6 on the season and 5-3

Year Avg 2011 .000 TOTAL .000

GP 25 25

Year ERA 2011 2.81 TOTAL 2.81

W L App GS 9 6 25 13 9 6 25 13

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GS 13 13

AB 0 0

R 0 0

H 2B 3B HR RBI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Statistics TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 6 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 6

CG SHO CBO SV IP H 5 1 0 0 92.1 90 5 1 0 0 92.1 90

R 44 44

ER BB SO 2B 3B HR 37 36 103 20 0 6 37 36 103 20 0 6

BF B/Avg 0 .256 0 .256

A 18 18

E FLD% 1 .960 1 .960

WP HBP BK SFA SHA 5 7 0 1 8 5 7 0 1 8

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21 COURTNEY LOE Jr.-Jr. Catcher Temperance, Mich.-Bedford (West Liberty) Bats/Throws: R/R

Previous School: Played two seasons at West Liberty University before transferring to EMU...2011: Started in 35 games for the Hilltoppers and played in 40 contests…Hit .304 as a sophomore, driving in a team best 22 RBI on 31 hits, seven of which were for extra bases…Committed just four errors all season for a team-high .964 fielding percentage…2010: Started in all 52 games for West Liberty as a freshman…Hit .288, driving in 27 RBI while leading the team with 11 doubles…Led her squad in on-base percentage (.373) and was a perfect 11-of-11 on steal attempts…A .995 fielding percentage led her squad, committing just one error all season behind the plate…High School: A four-year letter winner for Bedford High School...A member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll… Personal: Full Name: Courtney Christine Loe…Parents are Thomas and Kerry Loe…Has one brother, Connor, and one sister, Danielle… Born: 7-17-1991… Major: Exercise Science.

8 KATIE FENECH Fr.-Fr. Infielder Northville, Mich.-Northville Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: A two-time KLAA All-Conference selection for Northville High School...Led the Mustangs to a conference and division title after hitting .447 and leading her squad in RBI during her senior campaign…Was a KLAA Scholar Athlete, All-District First Team and All-Area selection as a senior and junior…Personal: Full Name: Katelyn Jade Fenech…Parents are James and Tammy Fenech… Has one sister, Nicole and one brother, Jarrett… Born: 9-4-93… Major: Secondary Education.

13 AMANDA HERRON Fr.-Fr. Utility Columbus, Ohio-Saint Francis De Sales Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: Three-year letterwinner in softball for Saint Francis DeSales...Led the Stallions to the OHSAA State Final Four after being crowned Regional, District and CCL Champions…A first-team All-Metro, All-District and All-CCL selection as a senior…A firstteam All-Metro and All-CCL selection as well as a second-team All-District honoree as a junior…Helped her squad to a 2010 District Championship after hitting .405 with a .690 slugging percentage…A four-year Honor Roll Student, Scholar Athlete and member of the National Honor Society… Was class valedictorian and President’s Award winner for educational excellence…Personal: Full Name: Amanda Rae Herron…Parents are DJ and Rose Herron…Has one brother, Tyler… Born: 1-19-93… Major: Pre-Medicine and Biology.

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17 KELLI JANICZEK Fr.-Fr. Utility Canton, Mich.-Plymouth Salem Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Plymouth Salem…Was two-year captain for the Rocks…Named to the All-KLAA Region, District and Division teams as well as the All-Canton Observer second-team honoree as a senior…Personal: Full Name: Kelli Kathleen Janiczek…Parents are James and Christine Janiczek…Has one sister, Kaylin… Born: 6-4-93… Major: Occupational Therapy.

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JENN LUCAS Fr.-Fr. Utility Pinckney, Mich.-Pinckney Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Pinckney…A four-time KLAA All-Conference selection…Helped the Pirates to their first regional appearance in school history during senior campaign…An All-District and All-Region selection as a junior and senior… Personal: Full Name: Jennifer Lynn Lucas…Parents are James and Carol Lucas…Has one sister, Michelle… Born: 9-27-93… Major: Early Education.

15 LINSDAY RICH Fr.-Fr. Pitcher Perrysburg, Ohio-Perrysburg Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: A three-year letterwinner for Perrysburg High School…Was named to the first-team All-North Lakes League, Wood County First Team and Honorable Mention All-District as a senior after hitting .498 with six homeruns…Named Team’s Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 as well as Team Player of the Year…A Wood County First Team, Northern Lakes League and All-District selection as a junior…A four-year member of the honor roll…Personal: Full Name: Lindsay Taylor Rich…Parents are Mark and Annette Rich…Has one sister, Morgan and one brother, Matthew… Born: 8-31-93…Major: Pre-Medicine and Biology.

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27 JESSICA WILKES Fr.-Fr. Pitcher Glen Ellyn, Ill.-Glenbard South Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: As a senior, was named to the Metro Suburban All-Conference Team, the Daily Herald All-Arena, Suburban Life AllArea, Chicago Tribune All-State and The ICA All-State second-teams after helping Glenbard South High School to a third place state finish…Helped the Raiders to a Regional, Sectional and Super Sectional Championship during her senior season…Was tabbed the MVP of the Western Sun Conference as a junior while picking up Western Sun All-Conference, ICA All-State second-team, Daily Herald All-Area, Suburban Life All-Area and Chicago Tribune All-State Honorable Mention accolades as a junior… During her sophomore season, she was part of the Regional, Sectional and Super Sectional championship squad that finished fourth at the State Championships…Personal: Full Name: Jessica Samantha Wilkes…Parents are Michael and Helen Wilkes…Has two brothers, Christopher and Edward…Born: 10-20-92…Major: Undecided.

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HEAD COACH KAREN BAIRD

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KAREN BAIRD Tenth Season Career Record: 258-312 Record at EMU: 160-220 MAC Record: 76-92 2007 MAC Coach of the Year The 2012 season marks the 10th season at the helm of Eastern Michigan University softball for Karen Baird, who has transformed a program that won only six games in her first season to capturing a Mid-American Conference West Division and Tournament title in 2007. Last season, Baird led the Eagles to the second-best winning percentage in program history. EMU’s 26-18 (.591) record was second only to the 1988 campaign, where the Eagles went 3621 (.631) under then Head Coach Connie Minor. Baird coached a program record five AllMAC athletes with Sarah Gerber, Jessica Richards and McKenna Russ taking first team accolades, while Stacie Skodinski and Lauren Wells taking second team honors. Wells was also named to the All-Freshman squad. Academically, the Green and White put four on the 2011 Academic All-MAC list and 10 athletes on the NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete List, helping record the 10th best grade point average in country amongst Division-I institutions. In 2010, Baird took a leave of absence to give birth to her first child. During that time, then-Assistant Coach Eric Oakley served as Interim Head Coach. The 2009 season was marked by a sevengame improvement over the previous season record, including a no-hitter vs. Albany and a 3-2 win over No. 17 Louisville in the South Florida Tournament. The 2009 season also saw junior Jennifer Scherer break the EMU single-season (14) and career (36) home run records, which bested the previous marks of 13 single-season and 24 career home runs. The 2009 team earned several post-season honors, including second team All-MAC selections, Jennifer Scherer and Stacie Skodinski; All-Freshmen team pick, Kaylee Tolliver; and Academic All-MAC honorees, Scherer and Heather Han. Baird, the 2007 MAC Coach of the Year, hit the 100-win plateau as the Eagle head coach with a 1-0 win over Bucknell on Feb. 16, 2008. Baird also captured the 200th game of her 11-year coaching career during 2008, defeating San Diego Feb 29, by a score of 1-0. Baird’s teams have also performed consistently in the classroom, finishing in the top-20 in grade point average over the past six seasons. In 2008, Baird coached two players who garnered All-MAC honors, including Ashley Strauss, who led the MAC in batting average at .512. The 2007 season was a banner year for Baird and the Eagles, as

they won the first championship in program history and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. EMU racked up the postseason awards as shortstop Lauren Clark repeated as MAC Player of the Year, four Eagles were selected to All-MAC teams, and Baird was selected the MAC Coach of the Year. The 2007 squad also boasted the third-highest GPA in Division I with a 3.52. EMU won 11 of its first 13 conference games of 2007 en route to capturing the West title and earning a No.2 seed for the MAC Tournament. The Eagles rattled off four straight victories over Bowling Green, Ohio (twice) and Central Michigan to win the tournament and the conference’s automatic entry to the NCAA Tournament. Playing in the NCAA Regional at the University of Michigan, the Eagles fell to the Wolverines, 3-0, and then bowed out of the tournament with a loss to Oregon State. In 2006, the Eagles made their sixth tournament appearance, earning a No. 5 seed and beating Central Michigan in the tournament, the first victory in the postseason since 1999. EMU also defeated No. 21 Louisville, 2-1, and limited No. 12 Michigan to zero hits in a 1-0 loss. The Eagles also placed four players on All-MAC squads, including Clark as the Player of the Year. In 2005, the Eagles made their first tournament appearance since 1999. Baird led the team to an 11-12 record in MAC play which was good for the No. 7 seed. The team was honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for garnering the sixth-highest grade point average in the nation with a 3.45 GPA. In 2004, Baird led the team to 19 wins, a 13-game improvement from 2003. It was the third-best turnaround in team history. Highlighting the season was an upset over No. 2 Florida State. The Eagles placed two on All-MAC squads, the first time since 1999 that two players were honored. EMU was honored again by the NFCA for having the highest GPA in the nation, with a 3.552. Baird was named the sixth head coach in softball history, September 3, 2002. She came to EMU from Albion College (19982002), where she led the program to conference and national honors. During the 2000 campaign, Albion’s squad posted a Division III-best, 3.53 GPA. In 2001, the program won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) tournament championship, marking the first title in school history. Baird has a career record of 258-312, with a mark of 160-220 at EMU. In MAC play, the 10-year head coach carries a 76-92 mark.

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HEAD COACH KAREN BAIRD THE KAREN BAIRD FILE EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Year Overall Pct. 2011 26-18 .591 2010 Maturnity Leave 2009 22-30 .423 2008 15-30 .333 2007 27-22 .551

MAC Record/Finish 12-8/4th MAC West

Highlights Recorded program’s second-best winning percentage

8-14/4th MAC West 6-12/5th MAC West 13-5/1st MAC West

Jenny Scherer led MAC in home runs, RBI and total bases Ashley Strauss led MAC in batting average Won MAC Tournament and West Division Title Made first NCAA appearance Third highest GPA in Division I (3.52) Advanced to MAC Tournament semi-finals (No. 5 seed) Eighth highest team GPA in Division I (3.41) First non-losing season since 1999 MAC Tournament appearance (No. 7 seed) First Tourney appearance since 1999 Sixth highest team GPA in Division 1 (3.46) Highest team GPA in Division I (3.55) First season as head coach

2006

28-28

.500

14-8/3rd MAC West

2005

17-24

.415

11-12/4th MAC West

2004 2003

19-30 6-38

.388 .136

8-16/4th MAC West 4-17/7th MAC West

ALBION COLLEGE (MIAA) Year Overall 2002 26-10 2001 29-16 2000 17-23 1999 16-23 1998 10-20

Pct. .722 .644 .425 .410 .333

MIAA Finish 3rd place and MIAA Tournament Appearance 2nd place and MIAA Tournament Champions 3rd place and MIAA Tournament Appearance 6th place 6th place

NORTHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1995-97 Varsity softball coach, softball camp director ADRIAN COLLEGE 1993-94 Student assistant softball coach 1990-93 Member softball team; MIAA MVP in 1993; Three-time all-league selection

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MARISSA YOUNG First Season Assistant Coach Pitchers/Catchers/Recruiting

The 2011-12 season marks the first for Assistant Coach Marissa Young. Young will primarily work with pitchers and catchers and will assist with hitting. She will also serve as recruiting coordinator for the Eagles. Young previously served three seasons as head coach of the Concordia University softball program in Ann Arbor. In her first year at the helm, the Santa Ana, Calif. native helped guide a young Cardinals squad to the second most wins in a single season since their 2002 NAIA National Tournament run. Prior to coaching, Young was a standout player at the University of Michigan. During her career, she showcased her talent on both sides of the field, garnering Big Ten Conference

Pitcher of the Year accolades in 2002 and Big Ten Player of the Year honors in 2003. A three-time All-American selection, Young finished her prominent career for the Maize and Blue as the all-time strikeout leader (927), and her 88 career wins became the second-best efforts in program history. Offensively, Young matched the then-program’s single season home run record after drilling 13 round-trippers in 2003. Young currently resides in Ypsilanti with her three kids, Layla (5), Jojo (4) and Kayden (1).

NICKI GREATHOUSE First Season Assistant Coach Outfielders

Nikki Greathouse joins the Eastern Michigan University staff for the 2012 season and will primarily work with outfielders and slappers. Greathouse served as the Assistant Coach at Tecumseh High School in Tecumseh, Mich. for two seasons prior to joining the Eagles. Previous to her coaching career, Greathouse was a former standout at Michigan State University, where she landed firstteam All-Big Ten and NFCA All-Great Lakes Region accolades during her senior campaign. Her .332 career batting average is fifth all-time in the MSU career record books and her 221 hits is fourth best by any player. Greathouse also tallied 125 runs

over her career (second) and swiped 68 bases (second) for the Spartans. Greathouse currently resides in Tecumseh, Mich. with her husband, Tony.

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2011 EMU OVERALL STATISTICS

2011 Eastern Michigan Softball Overall Statistics for Eastern Michigan (as of Jan 30, 2012) (All games Sorted by Batting avg)

Record: 26-18 Player

7 RUSS, McKenna 21 SKODINSKI, Stacie 9 RICHARDS, Jessica 3 GERBER, Sarah 4 SMITH, Lindsay 15 DELAPAZ, Lauren 10 NICHOLSON, Courtney 25 COQUILLARD, Nellie 22 KOSTICH, Kayla 6 BLAHARSKI, Katy -------------------19 TOLLIVER, Kaylee 16 SCHERER, Allison 14 STANTON, Amanda 2 WELLS, Lauren 12 WILLIAMSON, Jillian 11 MELCHERT, Jamie 20 PETERS, Shaina 23 IGNOWSKI, Jenna 5 CARO, Jaclyn

avg gp-gs

Home: 9-6

ab

r

24-22

118 128 154 134 84 124 83 117 70 58

21 40 41 19 15 22 14 17 11 10

.372 20-13 .250 23-8 .167 16-6 .000 25-13 .000 11-4 .000 2-0 .000 24-0 .000 28-19 .000 15-8

43 32 24 0 0 0 0 0 0

.415 .383 .351 .336 .2 8 6 .274 .265 .265 .2 1 4 .155

38-38 43-42 44-44 43-42 39-35 44-44 37-31 44-44 29-27

h

2b 3b hr

49 11 49 13 54 7 45 10 24 0 34 5 22 5 31 8 15 2 9 0

4 16 5 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0

Away: 11-9

4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

tb slg%

Mid-American: 12-8

bb hp

so gdp

ob% sf sh sb-att

po

a

2 5 25 79 0 10 36 92 2 0 12 65 0 5 28 70 1 0 4 26 0 3 30 48 2 1 8 34 0 4 34 51 0 2 8 23 0 0 4 9

.6 6 9 .719 .4 2 2 .522 .310 .387 .410 .436 .329 .155

4 18 7 10 2 10 8 14 10 8

1 1 2 1 0 1 1 4 2 2

14 21 14 16 22 11 19 12 12 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.439 .456 .38 4 .384 .302 .331 .337 .358 .329 .279

0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

1 1-3 25 5 14-17 84 3 24-25 42 1 0-1 237 3 5-8 15 9 11-11 235 7 1-2 27 3 1-2 74 3 1-4 64 2 3-3 27

5

2 .938

57

13 .916

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.465 .406 .167 .0 0 0 .000 .0 0 0 .000 .0 0 0 .000

1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.400 .333 .231 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

rbi

Neutral: 6-3

6 20 8 13 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0

e fld%

91

9 .937

23

2 .992

5

5 .800

17

9 .966

0

2 .931

59

7 .950

9

2 .973

4

1 .969

0

0

0 .000

3

0

0 1.000

6

2

2 .800

6

18

1 .960

1

5

0 1.000

0

0

0 .000

0

0

0 .000

1

18

5 .792

4

27

0 1.000

Totals

.308

44

1169

228

360

65

8 31

207

534

.457

95 19

165

0

.367

7 40

64-81

851

340

60

.9 52

Opponents

.245

44

1093

149

268

49

5 25

133

402

.368

119 19

271

2

.329

3 27

25-43

845

371

52

.9 59

LOB - Team (262), Opp (266). DPs turned - Team (10), Opp (9). CI - Team (1), KOSTICH 1, Opp (1). IBB - Team (3), SKODINSKI 3, Opp (4).

2011 Honors and Achievements First Team All-MAC Sarah Gerber - Catcher Jessica Richards - Third Base McKenna Russ - Outfield Second Team All-MAC Stacie Skodinski - Shortstop Lauren Wells - Pitcher All-MAC Freshman Team Lauren Wells - Pitcher Academic All-MAC Sarah Gerber Jenna Ignowski McKenna Russ Stacie Skodinski

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MAC West Player of the Week McKenna Russ - April 5 Stacie Skodinski - April 29

Conference Statistics Jessica Richards led MAC with 24 stolen bases

MAC West Pitcher of the Week Jenna Ignowski - March 1, April 5, April 12 Lauren Wells, April 29, May 10

Miscellanous Program’s second-best winning percentage in program history (.591)

NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete Katy Blaharski Nellie Coquillard Sarah Gerber Jenna Ignowski Courtney Nicholson Shaina Peters Lauren Wells Jaclyn Caro Lauren Delapaz Stacie Skodinski

Tallied a program record five All-MAC honorees McKenna Russ tied NCAA Div. I Record for consecutive at bats resulting in hits (T-3rd, 11)

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2011 Game-by-Game Results

2011 Eastern Michigan Softball Game Results for Eastern Michigan (as of Jan 30, 2012) (All games)

Date

Opponent

Feb 25, 2011 Feb 25, 2011 Feb 26, 2011 Feb 27, 2011 Feb 27, 2011 Mar 01, 2011 Mar 01, 2011 Mar 02, 2011 Mar 02, 2011 Mar 18, 2011 Mar 19, 2011 Mar 20, 2011 Mar 20, 2011 Mar 26, 2011 Mar 26, 2011 Mar 27, 2011 Mar 29, 2011 Mar 29, 2011 * Apr 01, 2011 * Apr 01, 2011 * Apr 02, 2011 * Apr 02, 2011 * Apr 08, 2011 * Apr 08, 2011 * Apr 09, 2011 * Apr 09, 2011 Apr 12, 2011 Apr 12, 2011 * Apr 15, 2011 * Apr 15, 2011 * Apr 16, 2011 * Apr 17, 2011 * Apr 22, 2011 * Apr 23, 2011 * Apr 30, 2011 * May 01, 2011 May 03, 2011 May 05, 2011 * May 06, 2011 * May 06, 2011 * May 07, 2011 * May 08, 2011 May 11, 2011 May 12, 2011

vs UMBC vs Albany vs Iowa vs UMBC vs St. Francis at St. Francis-1 vs St. Francis-2 at FGCU-1 at FGCU-2 vs Wright State at Indiana vs Michigan State vs Loyola (IL) at Austin Peay-1 at Austin Peay-2 at Austin Peay at Detroit at Detroit at Northern Illinois-1 at Northern Illinois-2 at Western Michigan-1 at Western Michigan-2 BOWLING GREEN-1 BOWLING GREEN-2 TOLEDO-1 TOLEDO-2 OAKLAND-1 OAKLAND-2 BALL STATE-1 BALL STATE-2 MIAMI (OHIO) MIAMI (OHIO) at Akron-1 at Ohio University at Central Michigan at Central Michigan at #2 Michigan at Michigan State BUFFALO-1 BUFFALO-2 KENT STATE KENT STATE at Ball State KENT STATE

W L L W W W W W W W L L W W W L W W L W W L W W W W L W W L L L W L W L L L W W L W L L

Score

Inns

Overall

6-1 4-5 0-7 8-0 7-6 2-0 10-1 4-3 4-0 9-2 0-1 1-9 8-4 8-3 3-1 4-5 8-0 15-7 6-8 10-1 16-0 3-4 1-0 4-1 7-0 13-1 1-6 10-2 5-3 1-2 0-6 3-5 6-4 1-3 5-4 3-11 7-9 2-9 12-0 2-1 2-4 4-3 1-2 2-5

7 (10) 7 5 (8) 7 5 7 7 7 6 5 7 7 (8) 7 6 7 7 6 5 7 7 7 7 5 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 5 7 7 5 7 7 7 (8) 7

1-0-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 5-2-0 6-2-0 7-2-0 8-2-0 8-3-0 8-4-0 9-4-0 10-4-0 11-4-0 11-5-0 12-5-0 13-5-0 13-6-0 14-6-0 15-6-0 15-7-0 16-7-0 17-7-0 18-7-0 19-7-0 19-8-0 20-8-0 21-8-0 21-9-0 21-10-0 21-11-0 22-11-0 22-12-0 23-12-0 23-13-0 23-14-0 23-15-0 24-15-0 25-15-0 25-16-0 26-16-0 26-17-0 26-18-0

Mid-Americ Pitcher of record

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 5-2-0 6-2-0 6-2-0 6-2-0 7-2-0 7-3-0 7-4-0 7-5-0 8-5-0 8-6-0 9-6-0 9-7-0 9-7-0 9-7-0 10-7-0 11-7-0 11-8-0 12-8-0 12-8-0 12-8-0

IGNOWSKI (W 1-0) IGNOWSKI (L 1-1) WILLIAMSON (L 0-1) IGNOWSKI (W 2-1) CARO (W 1-0) IGNOWSKI (W 3-1) WILLIAMSON (W 1-1) IGNOWSKI (W 4-1) WELLS (W 1-0) IGNOWSKI (W 5-1) CARO (L 0-1) WELLS (L 1-1) IGNOWSKI (W 6-1) IGNOWSKI (W 7-1) WELLS (W 2-1) CARO (L 1-2) IGNOWSKI (W 8-1) WELLS (W 3-1) IGNOWSKI (L 8-2) WELLS (W 4-1) IGNOWSKI (W 9-2) IGNOWSKI (L 9-3) IGNOWSKI (W 10-3) WELLS (W 5-1) IGNOWSKI (W 11-3) WELLS (W 6-1) CARO (L 1-3) WELLS (W 7-1) IGNOWSKI (W 12-3) CARO (L 1-4) IGNOWSKI (L 12-4) WELLS (L 7-2) CARO (W 2-4) WELLS (L 7-3) CARO (W 3-4) WELLS (L 7-4) IGNOWSKI (L 12-5) IGNOWSKI (L 12-6) IGNOWSKI (W 13-6) WELLS (W 8-4) IGNOWSKI (L 13-7) WELLS (W 9-4) WELLS (L 9-5) WELLS (L 9-6)

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Attend

Time

95 96 96 82 86 75 75 75 43 88 69 109 95 95 80 67 47 58 57 340 70 70 93 93 85 85 103 65 60 65 82 28 7 225 36 7 1036 110 65 65 206 10 2 178 16 5

2:20 2:40 1:44 1:35 2:45 1:20 1:45 2:00 2:00 1:48 1:30 1:35 2:26 2:11 1:59 1:42 1:48 2:28 2:18 2 1:47 1:50 1:36 1:21 1:34 1:31 1:36 1:35 1:53 1:28 1:49 2:07 2:14 2:10 1:39 2:04 1:53 1:21 2:30 1:59 1:57 2:22 2:18


2011 MAC IN REVIEW West Division

East Division Team Ohio ^ * Miami * Kent State * Akron Buffalo BGSU

MAC W L 12 8 13 9 9 10 8 13 7 13 6 15

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct .600 .591 .474 .381 .350 .286

W 26 32 20 24 12 12

Overall L T 23 0 22 0 31 0 24 0 35 0 32 0

Pct. .531 .591 .391 .500 .324 .273

MAC Team W L W. Michigan Z *14 6 N. Illinois * 13 7 Ball State * 13 8 E. Michigan * 12 8 C. Michigan * 13 9 Toledo 3 17

H 517 439 360 372 419 401 382 350 362 301 262 288

2B 92 96 65 57 54 85 67 52 51 40 30 36

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct. .700 .650 .619 .600 .591 .150

W 25 26 34 26 32 8

Overall L T 28 0 26 0 24 0 18 0 21 0 39 0

Z - West Division and Tournament Champions ^ - Division Champions; * - MAC Tourney Qualifier Team Batting Ball State N. Illinois E. Michigan Akron Miami Kent State C. Michigan Ohio W. Michigan Buffalo Bowling Green W. Michigan

G 58 53 44 48 54 51 53 49 53 47 44 51

AVG. .320 .312 .308 .303 .289 .287 .286 .272 .263 .244 .233 .231

AB 1616 1407 1169 1229 1448 1397 1334 1286 1379 1236 1125 1249

R 322 291 228 216 186 270 250 204 204 127 139 148

Team Pitching Miami C. Michigan E. Michigan Ball State Akron Ohio W. Michigan Bowling Green N. Illinois Kent State Buffalo Toledo

G 54 53 44 58 48 49 53 44 53 51 47 51

ERA 1.93 2.64 3.04 3.37 3.53 3.97 4.37 4.39 4.69 4.69 5.04 7.44

W 32 32 26 34 24 26 25 13 26 20 12 8

L 22 21 18 24 24 23 28 32 27 31 35 43

SV 2 1 4 4 4 2 1 0 6 2 2 1

Team Fielding Ball State Ohio Miami Buffalo C. Michigan Bowling Green W. Michigan Akron E. Michigan Kent State Toledo N. Illinois

C 1566 1452 1609 1289 1506 1271 1444 1415 1251 1517 1412 1545

PO 1146 968 1101 937 1034 862 1038 939 851 975 909 1009

A 376 438 455 308 420 363 344 410 340 466 411 435

E 44 46 53 44 52 46 62 66 60 76 92 101

PCT .972 .968 .967 .966 .966 .964 .957 .953 .952 .950 .935 .935

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3B 11 4 8 5 6 2 3 7 5 4 8 3

HR 44 35 31 43 14 44 35 35 36 12 26 24

BB 195 188 95 86 123 148 162 113 115 53 96 85

SO 265 246 165 204 214 283 205 218 262 234 260 230

SB-ATT 88-106 59-77 64-81 108-135 52-75 28-35 71-93 60-74 21-25 54-74 37-48 26-40

IP 367.0 344.2 283.2 382.0 313.0 322.2 346.0 287.1 337.0 325.0 312.1 303.0

H 327 292 268 406 357 357 378 358 445 454 401 518

R 132 154 149 223 206 216 267 225 308 277 259 404

ER 101 130 123 184 158 183 216 180 226 219 225 322

BB 110 131 119 185 73 167 209 157 156 166 129 163

SO 355 253 271 280 173 215 300 193 217 126 209 116

DP 13 11 11 7 18 14 9 12 10 10 16 10

PB 19 10 5 7 4 9 12 8 6 11 18 12

SBA 52 58 52 76 31 50 73 49 25 54 117 52

CSB 12 18 23 23 12 18 16 9 18 21 14 10

SBA% .813 .763 .693 .768 .721 .735 .820 .845 .581 .720 .893 .839

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Pct. .472 .500 .586 .591 .604 .170


the mid-american conference

Since its inception in 1946, the Mid-American Conference has progressively grown and developed into one of the most aggressive Division I conferences in the country. One of only 11 football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences, the MAC named Dr. Jon Steinbrecher as its eighth commissioner in the 63-year history of the league this past March. Steinbrecher came to the MAC after serving for six years as the commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference. The league has grown its commitment to championships by expanding to six its number of neutral site post season events – football (Detroit’s Ford Field), volleyball (Toledo’s SeaGate Centre), men’s and women’s basketball (Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena), softball (Akron’s Firestone Stadium) and most recently baseball (Chillicothe’s VA Memorial Stadium). The MAC tied a league record in 2008 with five schools participating in bowl games – Buffalo (International); Ball State (GMAC); Central Michigan (Motor City); Western Michigan (Texas); and Northern Illinois (Independence Bowl). The 2008 season also saw the first MAC football team ranked in the Top 25 since 2003. Ball State was ranked as high as 12th in the BCS Standings, 12th in the AP and 13th in the USA Today Poll. The Cardinals were ranked in all three polls for 10 straight weeks. MAC football teams won a league record four games versus opponents from the Big Ten. Toledo became the first MAC team to ever beat Michigan in Ann Arbor; Ball State won its first-ever game against a Big Ten foe when the Cardinals beat Indiana; Central Michigan also defeated Indiana; and Western Michigan beat Illinois in a game played at Ford Field. In its partnership with ESPN, the MAC signed an eight-year rights agreement through the 2016-2017 academic year for football, as well as men’s and women’s basketball. The deal will be the most extensive in the 63-year history of the conference. The new deal calls for a minimum of 25 events annually to be produced and aired on an ESPN platform including the men’s and women’s basketball championships, a regularseason MAC presence on ESPN, the Marathon MAC Football Championship and a minimum of 11 regular-season football games. Women’s athletics shined for the MAC this past year. For the first time in the history of the conference the MAC sent three teams to the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament (Miami, Ohio

and Western Michigan). Western Michigan became only the third team to make it to the Sweet Sixteen (Ohio 2005 and Western Michigan 1983). In women’s basketball MAC Tournament Champion Ball State upset perennial national power Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA tournament handing the Lady Vols their first ever loss in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The victory was named “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” of the 2009 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, while first year head coach Kelly Packard was named Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year by the WBCA. Akron continued its dominance of MAC men’s soccer with its 11 regular-season championship to go along with its sixth MAC Tournament title – both league records. The Zips were ranked as high as No. 2 during the season and reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Northwestern, 1-0. Steve Zakuani, who helped guide the University of Akron men’s soccer program to a record-setting campaign in 2008, was the first overall pick of the 2009 Major League Soccer Super Draft. Zakuani earned 2008 MAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Year honors and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, which goes to the best men’s soccer player in the country. The conference now has national leadership positions on the following NCAA committees: Warde Manual, Buffalo (Academic Cabinet); Susan Lipnickey, Miami (Leadership Council and Infractions Appeals); Derrick Gragg, Eastern Michigan (Legislative Council); Dr. John Peters, Northern Illinois (Board of Directors); Tom Collins, Ball State (Amateurism Cabinet); Kelly Andrews, Toledo (Awards, benefits, Expenses & Financial Aid Cabinet); Stephannnie HarveyVandenburg, Eastern Michigan (Recruiting & Athletic Personal Issues Cabinet); Brad Bates, Miami (Academic Performance); Eileen Jennings, Central Michigan (Infractions); Ted McKown, Kent State (International Students Records); Jim Klein, Toledo (Legislative Review & Interpretations); Karin Lee, Ball State (Minority Opportunities and Interest); Melody Reifel Werner, Eastern Michigan (Research); Catharine Marsszeky, Kent State (Student-Athlete Advisory); Lee Merserve, Bowling Green (Walter Byers Scholarship). The MAC also has representation on Division I Sport Committees and related govern-

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ing groups: Cathy O’Donnell, Kent State (Field Hockey); Dave Heeke, Central Michigan (Football Issues); Marling “Newt” Engle, Akron (Rifle); Karin Lee, Ball State (Tennis); Rich Ceronie (Track & Field); Laing Kennedy, Kent State (Men’s Basketball); Charlie Coles, Miami (Men’s Basketball Issues); Jim Schaus, Ohio and Reggie Witherspoon, Buffalo (Men’s Basketball Rules); Steven Cady, Miami (Men’s Ice Hockey); Mary Lu Gribschaw, Akron (Men’s Soccer); Greg Christopher, Bowling Green (Women’s Basketball); Anucha Brown-Sanders, Buffalo and Donyale Canada, MAC (Women’s Basketball Issues); Curt Miller, Bowling Green (Women’s Basketball Rules); Jerry Reighard, Central Michigan (Gymnastics); Matt Wolfert, Ball State (Women’s Soccer); Dee Abrahamson, Northern Illinois (Women’s Softball Rules); Derek van der Merwe, Central Michigan (Wrestling). From two-time Super Bowl quarterback winning Ben Roethlisberger (Miami University), NFL Defensive MVP James Harrison (Kent State University), British Open winner Ben Curtis (Kent State University), World Series winning manager Bob Brenly (Ohio University) and Olympic bobsled team member Brock Kreitzburgh (University of Toledo), the Mid-American Conference continues to excel in producing leaders in the world of athletics. History of the MAC Based in Cleveland since July 1999 following a 15-year stay in Toledo, Ohio, the MAC has established historic measurements in both football and men’s and women’s basketball since moving to Northeast Ohio. The Mid-American Conference was founded as a five-school league on February 24, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio with Ohio, Butler, Cincinnati, Wayne State and Western Reserve admitted as charter members. The Mid-American Conference has 12 full-time schools and a 13th, Temple, for football only. Comprising the East Division is the University of Akron (joined in 1992), Bowling Green State University (1952), University at Buffalo (1998), Kent State University (1951), Miami University (1947), Ohio University (1946) and Temple University (2007). The West Division members are Ball State University (1973), Central Michigan University (1971), Eastern Michigan University (1971), Northern Illinois University (1975-86, 1997), University of Toledo (1950) and Western Michigan University (1947). In 1946 men’s basketball was the first competitive sport in the MAC, which now sponsors a total 23 sports. Women’s sports were brought into the conference’s structure in 1980. For men, championships (11) are sponsored in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, golf and tennis. For women, championships (12) are sponsored in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and tennis.

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SOFTBALL HISTORY

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TEAM GAME RECORDS Offensive Team Records Runs 18 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 14

Detroit Western Michigan (gm 1) Ohio Missouri-Kansas City Detroit (gm 2) Detroit (gm 2) Toledo Detroit (gm 2) Stetson

4-2-82 4-2-11 4-22-89 3-15-92 3-29-11 4-8-83 4-21-06 3-29-11 3-6-90

Hits 21 21 19 19 18 18 18 17 17 17

Western Michigan (gm 2) Detroit (gm 2) St. Francis Miami (Ohio) North Carolina Campbell Toledo (gm 2) Detroit (gm 2) Toledo (gm 2) Western Michigan (gm 1)

4-19-94 3-20-01 2-24-96 4-6-96 2-23-93 3-5-01 4-21-06 4-6-04 4-2-10 4-2-11

RBI 15 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 12

Toledo Western Michigan (gm 1) Missouri-Kansas City Detroit (gm 2) Detroit (gm 2) Detroit Ohio Radford Miami (Ohio) Buffalo (gm 1) accomplished five times

4-21-06 4-2-11 3-15-92 3-29-06 3-29-11 4-2-82 4-22-89 2-26-94 4-6-96 5-1-10

Doubles 7 Buffalo (gm 1) 6 Ohio 6 Toledo (gm 2) 5 Western Michigan (gm 1) 5 Miami (Ohio) 5 Western Michigan 5 Ball State (gm 1) 5 IPFW (gm 1)

5-6-11 5-5-04 4-21-06 4-2-11 4-5-96 4-1-07 4-27-07 4-1-09

Triples 3 Bowling Green 3 Western Michigan 3 Eastern Illinois 3 St. Francis

3-21-84 4-28-92 3-15-95 2-24-96

Home Runs 5 Detroit (gm 2) 5 Detroit (gm 2) 4 Detroit (gm 2) 4 Winthrop 3 Austin Peay State 3 Detroit (gm 1) 3 Ohio State 3 Miami 3 Indiana 3 Detroit 3 Northern Illinois 3 Toledo (gm 2) 3 Detroit (gm 1)

4-6-04 3-29-06 3-29-11 3-4-06 3-27-11 3-29-11 3-28-82 5-6-94 3-15-03 4-6-05 4-2-06 5-1-09 3-31-10

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Extra-Base Hits 8 Buffalo (gm 1) 8 Detroit (gm 2) 8 Ohio 7 Detroit (gm 1) 7 Western Michigan (gm 1) 8 Detroit (gm 2) 6 accomplished nine times Stolen Bases 8 George Mason 7 South Carolina-Spartanburg 6 Toledo (gm 2) 6 Bowling Green 6 Wisconsin-Green Bay 6 Miami (Ohio) 6 Miami (Ohio) (gm 2) 6 Kent State 6 Ball State

5-6-11 4-6-04 5-5-04 3-29-11 4-2-11 3-29-06

3-2-96 3-5-82 4-6-83 3-21-84 3-13-92 4-6-96 4-5-97 4-18-97 4-11-10

Pitching Records

Strikeouts 18 Toledo 17 Akron 16 Ohio 13 Buffalo 12 Albany 12 Bowling Green (gm 1) 12 Bowling Green 12 Detroit 12 South Florida 11 Ball State (gm 1) 11 Adelphi 11 Detroit 11 Northern Illinois 11 Boston U. 11 Toledo 11 Detroit (gm 2) 11 Ohio (gm 1)

4-29-84 4-17-02 3-30-84 4-9-06 2-25-11 4-8-11 4-3-84 4-11-02 2-27-07 4-15-11 3-22-84 4-16-84 4-19-02 2-24-06 4-22-07 3-31-10 4-11-10

Perfect Game Nanette Push vs. Ball State

4-29-83

No-Hitters Nanette Push vs. Ohio Nanette Push vs. Toledo Nanette Push vs. Northern Illinois Patti Lepri/Nanette Push vs. BGSU Nanette Push/Patti Lepri vs. BGSU Annette Bates vs. Ohio Marci Kelley vs. Central Michigan Carrie Knight vs. East Carolina Kristen Anderson vs. Detroit Michelle Lloyd vs. #12 Michigan Michelle Hletko vs. Albany Jenna Ignowski vs. W. Michigan

4-17-82 5-8-82 4-23-83 4-3-84 5-1-84 4-25-92 4-25-95 3-1-97 4-11-02 5-3-06 2-20-09 4-2-11

Strikeouts in a Game 18 Nanette Push vs. Toledo 4-29-84 17 Marcy Mobley vs. Akron 4-17-02 16 Nanette Push vs. Ohio 3-30-84 12 Jenna Ignowski vs. Albany 2-24-11 12 Jenna Ignowski vs. W. Mich. 4-2-11 12 Nanette Push vs. Bowling Green 4-3-84 12 Marcy Mobley vs. N. Illinois 4-11-02 11 Jenna Ignowski vs. Ball State 4-15-11 11 Nanette Push vs. Adelphi 3-22-84

11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Nanette Push vs. Detroit 4-16-84 Marci Kelley vs. Western Illinois 3-14-96 Marcy Mobley vs. N. Illinois 4-19-02 Michelle Lloyd vs. Boston U. 2-24-06 Michelle Lloyd vs. Toledo 4-22-07 Lauren Wells vs. Austin Peay 3-26-11 LaurenWells vs. N. Illinois 4-1-11 Nanette Push vs. Francis Marion 3-2-82 Nanette Push vs. South Carolina 3-6-82 Nanette Push vs. Toledo 4-30-82 Nanette Push vs. Bowling Green 3-21-84 Linda Milholland vs. Winthrop 3-8-88 Marci Kelley vs. Detroit 3-22-94 Marci Kelley vs. Georgia State 3-17-95 Nikki Denman vs. Buffalo 4-8-06 Jaclyn Caro vs. N. Illinois 4-25-09

EMU Combined Shutouts Hits Date NH Lepri/ Push vs. BGSU 4-3-84 3 Push/ Lepri vs. St. Louis 4-6-84 1 Push/Lepri vs. Bowling Green 5-1-84 NH Push/Lepri vs. Bowling Green 5-1-84 3 Kinnard/Russell vs. Toledo 4-25-86 3 Kinnard/Harms vs. Miami 5-2-86 3 Harms/Milholland vs. Kent St. 5-12-89 4 Kinnard/Milholland vs. Kent St. 5-13-89 1 Goerl/Bates vs. Detroit 3-25-91 6 Goerl/Bates vs. Ohio 4-26-91 3 Bates/Cianciola vs. Samford 4-18-92 3 Drouillard/Cianciola vs. Iowa St. 3-12-93 3 Flores/Kelley vs. Detroit 3-22-95 9 Flores/Kelley vs. Kent State 4-29-95 6 Repicky/Wolf vs. W. Michigan 4-18-99 6 Wolf/Hamilton vs. Toledo 4-1-00 6 Hamilton/Otterbacher vs. NIU 4-21-01 5 Otterbacher/Price vs. TAMUCC 2-28-03 6 Woodrum/Denman vs. MSU 3-28-06

Michelle Hletko threw the 11th no-hitter in EMU history, accomplishing the feat February 20, 2009 vs. Albany in the season opener at the USF “The Game” Tournament in Tampa, Fla. Hletko struck out two and walked three in an 8-0 Eagle win.

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INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS Runs Scored 4 Jami Bronson vs. NC-Wilmington 3-7-87 4 Angie Fielder vs. Ohio State 3-20-87 4 Toni Flood vs. Eastern Illinois 3-18-94 4 Paula Slingerland vs. St. Francis 2-24-96 4 Dawn Godfrey vs. Miami (Ohio) 4-6-96 4 Jenny Scherer vs. San Diego 2-27-08 Extra Base Hits 4 McKenna Russ vs. IPFW (gm 2) 4-1-09 3 Melissa Drouillard vs. Miami 4-6-96 3 Kristen Zabalavicius vs. Campbell 3-5-01 3 Nikki Denman vs. Detroit (gm 2) 4-6-04 3 Ashley Strauss vs. Ball State 4-30-06 3 Lauren Clark vs. N. Illinois 3-30-07 3 Jenny Scherer vs. San Diego 2-27-08 Hits 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

McKenna Russ vs. Detroit (gm 2) 3-29-11 Val Canfield vs. W. Michigan 4-19-94 McKenna Russ vs. Detroit (gm 1) 3-29-11 Lisa Marcero vs. South Carolina 3-6-82 Kim Waddell vs. Michigan 4-26-82 Linda Armstrong vs. Ind. State 4-7-84 Angie McDonald vs. W. Mich. 4-12-88 Sue Greathouse vs. Ohio 4-25-92 Ann Marie Moss vs. N. Carolina 2-23-93 Val Canfield vs. Ohio 4-9-94 Sherry Harper vs. Miami 4-22-95 Jodi Twichell vs. St. Francis 2-24-96 Kristie Berry vs. N. Carolina 2-27-96 Melissa Drouillard vs. Butler 3-24-96 Melissa Drouillard vs. Miami 4-6-96 Cyle Ruedisale vs. NC-Wil. 3-1-97 Paula Slingerland vs. Toledo 4-3-99 Lisa Beavers vs. Ball State 4-2-99 Crystal Thompson vs. W. Mich. 4-15-00 Crystal Thompson vs. C. Mich. 4-26-00 Crystal Thompson vs. Campbell 3-5-01 Crystal Thompson vs. Detroit 3-20-01 Kristen Zabalavicius vs. Detroit 3-20-01 Randi Wolfe vs. Marshall (gm 2) 4-6-01 Heather Giroux vs. Toledo 4-21-06 Jenny Scherer vs. San Diego 2-27-08 Heather Han vs. Wright State 3-24-09 McKenna Russ vs. IPFW (gm 2) 4-1-09 Jenny Scherer vs. Buffalo (gm 1) 5-1-10 Sarah Gerber vs. Villanova 2-26-10

Jenny Scherer is the only Eagle in history to hit for the cycle, when she did so vs. San Diego, Feb. 27, 2008.

Doubles 3 McKenna Russ vs. IPFW (gm 2) 4-1-09 2 Chris Loscalzo vs. Bowling Green 5-1-84

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Kerri Adams vs. Akron 4-30-88 Jennifer Kulchycki vs. Detroit 3-21-90 Kerri Adams vs. W. Michigan 4-17-90 Jennifer Kulchycki vs. Miami 4-28-90 Jennifer Kulchycki vs. Furman 4-19-91 Anne Marie Moss vs. W. Mich. 4-28-92 Ann Marie Moss vs. Akron 5-1-93 Traci Haydu vs. Akron 5-1-93 Ann Marie Moss vs. Detroit 3-22-94 Toni Flood vs. Toledo 4-5-94 Melissa Drouillard vs. S. Illinois 3-18-95 Sherry Harper vs. Miami 4-21-95 Sherry Harper vs. Miami 4-22-95 Melissa Drouillard vs. Miami 4-5-96 Melissa Drouillard vs. Miami 4-6-96 Lisa Beavers vs. Kent (gm 2) 4-19-96 Melissa Drouillard vs. W. Mich. 5-7-96 Kristie Berry vs. Bowling Green 5-3-97 Jennifer Deland vs. N. Illinois 3-28-98 Aimee Hamilton vs. Akron 5-5-00 Kristen Zabalavicius vs. Campbell 3-5-01 Deanna Wisnieski vs. Ohio 4-7-01 Katie Grens vs. N. Illinois 4-13-03 Deanna Wisnieski vs. Rutgers 2-22-04 Nikki Denman vs. Pittsburgh 3-6-04 Nikki Denman vs. Ohio 5-5-04 Ashley Strauss vs. W. Kentucky 2-18-06 Ashley Strauss vs. Toledo 4-21-06 Lauren Clark vs. Miami 4-28-06 Ashley Strauss vs. Ball State 4-30-06 Ashley Strauss vs. Oakland 4-17-07 Ashley Strauss vs. Toledo 4-21-07 Ashley Strauss vs. BGSU 3-21-08 Stacie Skodinski vs. Albany 2-20-09 Stacie Skodinski vs. FAMU 2-21-09 Stacie Skodinski vs. IPFW 4-1-09 Heather Han vs. Minnesota 3-13-09 Heather Han vs. Wright State 3-24-09 Jenny Scherer vs. NIU 5-7-10 Stacie Skodinski vs. Toledo (gm 2) 4-2-10 Stacie Skodinksi vs. APSU 3-27-11 McKenna Russ vs. Western (gm 1) 4-2-11 McKenna Russ vs. Buffalo (gm 1) 5-6-11 Nellie Coquillard vs. FAU 3-5-10

Triples 2 Jen Reed vs. Miami 2 Kim Turpin vs. W. Michigan 2 Kim Turpin vs. W. Michigan 2 Kristie Berry vs. North Carolina

4-27-90 4-28-92 4-28-92 2-27-96

Home Runs 3 Nikki Denman vs. Detroit 2 Jane Shaffer vs. Seton Hall 2 Traci Haydu vs. Miami 2 Lauren Clark vs. Toledo 2 Lauren Clark vs. Winthrop 2 Jenny Scherer vs. Detroit 2 Stacie Skodinski vs. UIC 2 Jenny Scherer vs. Ga. Southern 2 McKenna Russ vs. Detroit (gm 1) 2 McKenna Russ vs. Detroit (gm 2)

4-6-04 3-23-84 5-6-94 3-26-05 3-4-06 4-29-09 3-14-09 2-28-10 3-29-11 3-29-11

RBI 6 Chris Loscalzo vs. Bowling Green 5-1-84 6 Nikki Denman vs. N. Illinois 5-12-06

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

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Dawn Godfrey vs. Radford 2-26-94 Dawn Godfrey vs. Detroit 3-22-94 Melissa Drouillard vs. Drake 3-16-96 Nikki Denman vs. Detroit 4-6-04 Heather Giroux vs. Toledo 4-21-06 Jessica Grant vs. W. Michigan 4-1-07 Jenny Scherer vs. San Diego 2-27-08 Jenny Scherer vs. Detroit 4-29-09 Lauren Delapaz vs. Wright St. 3-18-11 Nellie Coquillard vs. Toledo 4-9-11 Nellie Coquillard vs. #2 Michigan 5-3-11 Nellie Coquillard vs. Detroit (gm 2)3-29-11 Lauren Delapaz vs. W. Mich. 4-2-11 McKenna Russ vs. Detroit (gm 1) 3-29-11 McKenna Russ vs. Detroit (gm 2) 3-29-11 Allison Scherer vs. Oakland (gm 2)4-12-11 Stacie Skodinski vs. Buffalo (gm 1) 5-6-11 Kelly Rhodes vs. Francis Marion 3-2-82 Mary Crechiolo vs. Winthrop 3-5-82 Nada Obrenovich vs. Toledo 4-6-83 Jane Shaffer vs. Seton Hall 3-23-84 Chris Loscalzo vs. Tenn. Tech 3-29-86 Chris Loscalzo vs. Bowling Green 4-26-86 Gina Vitale vs. Georgia State 3-21-87 Jami Bronson vs. Butler 3-26-87 Kim Turpin vs. Ohio 4-24-92 Jennifer Kulchycki vs. Ohio 4-24-92 Val Canfield vs. Indiana 3-18-94 Melissa Drouillard vs. Detroit 3-22-94 Traci Haydu vs. Miami-Ohio 5-6-94 Kristie Berry vs. W. Michigan 4-11-95 Kristie Berry vs. W. Illinois 3-14-96 Melissa Drouillard vs. Miami 4-6-96 Kristie Berry vs. Miami 4-4-97 Cyle Ruedisale vs. Morgan State 2-26-99 Christie Koester vs. Oakland 3-22-00 Aimee Hamilton vs. Ohio 4-7-00 Kristen Zabalavicius vs. Mich. 5-2-01 Deanna Wisnieski vs. CMU 5-26-03 Lauren Clark vs. IPFW 3-28-05 Ashley Strauss vs.Toledo 4-21-07 Lindsay Ritz vs. Bowling Green 5-10-07 Heather Han vs. Bowling Green 5-2-09 McKenna Russ vs. IPFW (gm 2) 4-1-09 Stacie Skodinski vs. Toledo 5-1-09 Jenny Scherer vs. Ga. Southern 2-28-10 Jenny Scherer vs. Buffalo (gm1) 5-1-10 Nellie Coquillard vs. Cleve. St. 4-13-10 Sarah Gerber vs. WMU (gm 2) 5-7-10

Stolen Bases 4 Dawn Godfrey vs. Miami-Ohio 4-6-96 3 Linda Armstrong vs. Spartanburg 3-5-82 3 Linda Armstrong vs. BGSU 3-21-84 3 Linda Armstrong vs. BGSU 5-1-84 3 Brenda Yaklin vs. Detroit 4-5-88 3 Angie McDonald vs. Miami 4-15-88 3 Kim Turpin vs. North Carolina 3-22-92 3 Jodi Twitchell vs. St. Francis 2-24-96 3 Dawn Godfrey vs. George Mason 3-2-96 3 Cyle Ruedisale vs. George Mason 3-2-96 3 Dawn Godfrey vs. Butler 3-24-96 3 Kristie Berry vs. Kent State 4-18-97 3 Jessica Richards vs. Buffalo 5-6-11

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INDIVIDUAL SEASON RECORDS Hitting Records

Games Played 66 Sara Seegers (1993) Anne Marie Moss (1993) Val Canfield (1993) 64 Dawn Godfrey (1993) At-Bats 218 Sara Seegers (1993) 215 Anne Marie Moss (1993) 204 Paula Slingerland (1999) 195 Dawn Godfrey (1994) Dawn Godfrey (1996) 191 Angie Fielder (1988) 190 Traci Haydu (1994) Val Canfield (1994) 189 Paula Slingerland (1996) Runs 47 41 40 38 36

Sara Seegers (1993) Jessica Richards (2011) Stacie Skodinski (2011) Melissa Drouillard (1996) Dawn Godfrey (1994) Jessica Richards (2010) 35 Lauren Clark (2006) Lauren Clark (2007) 34 Kim Turpin (1992) 33 Angie Fielder (1988) Anne Marie Moss (1994) Paula Slingerland (1999) Jenny Scherer (2009)

Hits 86 Sara Seegers (1993) 75 Melissa Drouillard (1996) Paula Slingerland (1999) 74 Anne Marie Moss (1993) 73 Angie McDonald (1988) 66 Ann Marie Moss (1994) 65 Lauren Clark (2006) 64 Dawn Godfrey (1996) 62 Melissa Drouillard (1994) Kristie Berry (1996) RBI 51 43 42 41 38 37 36

Melissa Drouillard (1996) Lauren Clark (2007) Lauren Clark (2006) Traci Haydu (1993) Jenny Scherer (2009) Kristie Berry (1996) Jenny Scherer (2007) Stacie Skodinski (2009) Anne Marie Moss (1993) Stacie Skodinski (2011)

Batting Average .425 Stacie Skodinski (2009) .415 McKenna Russ (2011) .412 Melissa Drouillard (1996) .394 Sara Seegers (1993) .388 Ashley Strauss (2008) .383 Stacie Skodinski (2011) .382 Angie Fielder (1988) .374 Kristie Berry (1995) .373 Christie Koester (2000)

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Doubles 17 Ashley Strauss (2008) Melissa Drouillard (1996) 16 McKenna Russ (2009) Anne Marie Moss (1994) 15 Lauren Clark (2006) Lauren Clark (2007) 13 Sherry Harper (1995) Stacie Skodinski (2011) 12 Stacie Skodinski (2009) Jenny Scherer (2009) Ashley Strauss (2007) Jennifer Kulchycki (1991) Cyle Ruedisale (1996) 11 Accomplished six times Triples 8 Christie Koester (2000) 7 Mary Crechiolo (1981) Kim Turpin (1992) 5 Melissa Drouillard (1994) Dawn Godfrey (1995) Deanna Wisnieski (2004) 4 Kristie Berry (1996) Kristie Berry (1997) Randi Wolfe (1998) Randi Wolfe (1999) Cyle Reudisale (1999) Randi Wolfe (2001) Home Runs 14 Jenny Scherer (2009) 13 Lauren Clark (2006) 12 Jenny Scherer (2010) 11 Jenny Scherer (2007) Jenny Scherer (2008) 10 Melissa Drouillard (1996) Nikki Denman (2004) Stacie Skodinski (2011) 9 Stacie Skodinski (2009) Liz Flack (2005) 8 Lindsay Schmid (2007) 6 Nellie Coquillard (2010) 5 Accomplished ten times Stolen Bases 42 Sara Seegers (1993) 41 Dawn Godfrey (1996) 34 Angie Fielder (1988) 30 Dawn Godfrey (1994) 26 Dawn Godfrey (1993) 24 Jessica Richards (2011) 20 Kim Turpin (1992) 16 Paula Slingerland (1999) 14 Katy Blaharski (2010) 14 Stacie Skodinski (2011) 13 Paula Slingerland (1997)

Pitching Records

Games Pitched 50 Marci Kelley (1994) 42 Marci Kelley (1995) 40 Melissa Drouillard (1993) 39 Jaclyn Caro (2009) 37 Annette Bates (1992) Marci Kelley (1996) 35 Linda Milholland (1989) 33 Nanette Push (1984) Aimee Woodrum (2006) Aimee Woodrum (2007) 32 Marla Otterbacher (2003) 31 Jaclyn Caro (2008) Aimee Hamilton (1999) Marcy Mobley (2002) Nikki Denman (2003) 30 Stacie Wolfe (1999) Games Started 43 Marci Kelley (1994) 38 Melissa Drouillard (1993) 36 Annette Bates (1992) 33 Marci Kelley (1995) 31 Marci Kelley (1996) 30 Nanette Push (1984) 29 Jaclyn Caro (2009) 26 Marla Otterbacher (2003) Gemie Goerl (1991) 25 Marcy Mobley (2002) Complete Games 39 Marci Kelley (1994) 33 Melissa Drouillard (1993) 31 Marci Kelley (1995) 28 Annette Bates (1992) 26 Nanette Push (1984) 24 Marci Kelley (1996) 22 Nanette Push (1982) 19 Jaclyn Caro (2009) Marcy Mobley (2002) Wins 28 22 18 16

Marci Kelley (1994) Nanette Push (1984) Melissa Drouillard (1993) Annette Bates (1992) Marci Kelley (1995)

Shutouts 12 Nanette Push (1984) 11 Nanette Push (1982) 10 Stephanie Chew (1988) BOLD indicates record set by active player

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CAREER RECORDS At-Bats 741 Dawn Godfrey (93-96) 691 Paula Slingerland (96-97,99-00) 678 Melissa Drouillard (93-96) 675 Kristie Berry (94-97) 668 Anne Marie Moss (91-94) 632 Cyle Reudisale (96-99) 617 Tami McDermott (89-92) 615 Val Canfield (92-95) 596 Lauren Clark (04-07) 591 Jennifer Kulchycki (89-92) 584 Jenny Scherer (07-10) 580 Randi Wolfe (98-01) Runs 122 Dawn Godfrey (93-96) Paula Slingerland (96-97, 99-00) 121 Jenny Scherer (07-10) 102 Stacie Skodinski (08-11) 101 Lauren Clark (04-07) 96 Melissa Drouillard (93-96) 94 Sara Seegers (90-93) Tami McDermott (89-92) 92 Jessica Richards (09-Present) 83 Val Canfield (92-95) 82 Kristie Berry (94-97) 79 Randi Wolfe (98-01) 79 Christine Koester (99-03) Hits 218 211 206 202 187 184 182 177 172 171 167 165 162 RBI 131 124 118 109 95 90 88 80

Melissa Drouillard (93-96) Paula Slingerland (96-97, 99-00) Dawn Godfrey (93-96) Kristie Berry (94-97) Anne Marie Moss (91-94) Lauren Clark (04-07) Jenny Scherer (07-10) Randi Wolfe (98-01) Stacie Skodinski (08-11) Sara Seegers (90-93) Christine Koester (99-03) Cyle Reudisale (96-99) Ashley Strauss (05-08) Val Canfield (92-95) Jenny Scherer (07-10) Melissa Drouillard (93-96) Kristie Berry (94-97) Stacie Skodinski (08-11) Lauren Clark (04-07) Anne Marie Moss (91-94) Dawn Godfrey (93-96) Lindsay Schmid (04-07)

Batting Average (100 At-bats) .342 Stacie Skodinski (08-11) .329 McKenna Russ (09-Present) .322 Melissa Drouillard (93-96) .318 Ashley Strauss (05-08) .318 Christine Koester (99-03) .315 Jenny Scherer (07-10) .314 Randi Wolfe (98-01) .311 Sara Seegers (90-93) .309 Lauren Clark (04-07) .308 Jessica Richards (09-Present) .305 Paula Slingerland (96-97, 99-00) Sarah Gerber (09-Present)

Doubles 43 Melissa Drouillard (93-96) Stacie Skodinski (08-11) 42 Anne Marie Moss (91-94) Jenny Scherer (07-10) 41 Ashley Strauss (05-08) 40 Lauren Clark (04-07) 37 Val Canfield (92-95) 32 McKenna Russ (09-Present) 31 Heather Han (06-09) Kristie Berry (94-97) Jennifer Kulchycki (89-92) 28 Cyle Reudisale (96-99) Christine Koester (99-03) 26 Sarah Gerber (09-Present) 25 Deanna Wisnieski (01-04) Nikki Denman (03-06) Triples 19 14 13 12 10 9 8

Mary Crechiolo (80-83) Melissa Drouillard (93-96) Randi Wolfe (98-01) Jennifer Kulchycki (89-92) Christine Koester (99-03) Cyle Reudisale (96-99) Kristie Berry (94-97)

Home Runs 48 Jenny Scherer (07-10) 25 Stacie Skodinski (08-11) 24 Lauren Clark (04-07) 19 Melissa Drouillard (93-96) 19 Nikki Denman (03-06) 17 Liz Flack (02-05) 16 Lindsay Schmid (04-07) 14 Heather Han (06-09) 11 McKenna Russ (09-Present) 10 Kristie Berry (94-97) 10 Christine Koester (99-03) 10 Nellie Coquillard (10-Present) 9 Deanna Wisnieski (01-04) 9 Katie Grens (03-06) Putouts 1540 Kristie Berry (94-97) 1397 Jennifer Kulchycki (89-92) 1358 Tauna Kinsey (98-01) 1190 Ashley Strauss (05-08) 871 Val Canfield (92-95) 776 Mary Anne Papiersky (83-86) 707 Heather Han (06-09) 684 Katie Grens (03-06) 665 Dawn Godfrey (93-96) 657 Lisa Marcero (81-82) Assists 595 464 446 408 376 372 370

Anne Marie Moss (91-94) Paula Slingerland (96-97, 99-00) Gina Vitale (87-90) Randi Wolfe (98-01) Melissa Drouillard (93-96) Lauren Clark (04-07) Raven McElwee (89-92)

Fielding Percentage (100 Chances) .994 Stephanie Sabo (05-08) .988 Sarah Gerber (09-present) .986 Lisa Marcero (81-82) .986 Tauna Kinsey (99-01) Ashley Strauss (05-08) .985 Kristie Berry (94-97) .984 Kaylee Tolliver (09-present) Lisa Beavers (1999) .982 Nikki Denman (03-06) .981 Natalie Hales (2002) .980 Sue Greathouse (89-92)

Stolen Bases 107 Dawn Godfrey (93-96) 72 Sara Seegers (90-93) 56 Angie Fielder (86-88) 50 Paula Slingerland (96-97,99-00) 44 Jessica Richards (09-Present) 39 Jody Twichell (96-99) 38 Linda Armstrong (81-84) 35 Randi Wolfe (98-01) 35 Christine Koester (99-03) 32 Brenda Yaklin (85-88) Pitching Records Wins 58 Marci Kelley (94-96) 54 Nanette Push (81-84) 54 Linda Milholland (88-91) 31 Heidi Russell (85-88) 30 Aimee Hamilton (98-01) Games 129 Marci Kelley (94-96) 110 Aimee Hamilton (98-01) 103 Linda Milholland (89-91) 99 Nanette Push (81-84) Jaclyn Caro (08-11) Complete Games 94 Marci Kelley (94-96) 76 Nanette Push (81-84) 67 Linda Milholland (88-91) Innings 780 Marci Kelley (94-96) 658 Nanette Push (81-84) 603 Linda Milholland (88-91) 516 Aimee Hamilton (98-01) 446.1 Nikki Denman (03-06) 426.2 Aimee Woodrum (04-07) 419 Jaclyn Caro (08-11) 377.2 Michelle Lloyd (04-07) 363 Heidi Russell (85-88) 352 Gemmie Goerl (90-91) 296.2 Corey Repicky (97-00) 261 Carrie Knight (96-98) Strikeouts 484 Marci Kelley (94-96) 459 Nanette Push (81-84) 312 Michelle Lloyd (04-07) 310 Linda Milholland (88-91) 304 Aimee Woodrum (04-07) 282 Jaclyn Caro (08-11) 259 Nikki Denman (03-06) 219 Aimee Hamilton (98-01) 186 Marcey Mobley (2002) 178 Jenna Ignowski (10-Present) 177 Heidi Russell (85-88) 176 Gemmie Goerl (90-91) Earned Run Average 0.81 Nanette Push (81-84) 1.21 Linda Milholland (88-91) 1.46 Stephanie Chew (87- 88) 1.63 Deb Murtagh (82-83,85) 1.71 Annette Bates (89-92) 1.71 Marci Kelley (94-96)EM Complete Game Shutouts 35 Nanette Push (81-84) 18 Marci Kelley (94-96) 17 Linda Millholland (88-91) BOLD indicates player on 2011 roster

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AWARDS/HONORS Mid-American Conference Awards First Team 1983 Nancy Oestrike Nanette Push 1984 Linda Armstrong 1985 Lori Patton 1986 Chirs Loscalzo 1988 Jackie Grace 1992 Kim Turpin 1993 Sara Seegers 1994 Marci Kelley 1996 Melissa Drouillard Dawn Godfrey 2000 Paula Slingerland 2004 Deanna Wisnieski 2006 Lauren Clark Katie Grens 2007 Lauren Clark Michelle Lloyd Jenny Scherer 2010 Jenny Scherer Sarah Gerber 2011 Sarah Gerber Jessica Richards McKenna Russ Second Team 1990 Linda Milholland 1992 Jennifer Kulchycki Susan Greathouse 1993 Anne Marie Moss 1994 Anne Marie Moss Toni Flood 1997 Kristie Berry 1998 Jennifer Deland 1999 Randi Wolfe Cyle Ruedisale Paula Slingerland 2000 Christie Koester 2004 Nikki Denman 2005 Liz Flack 2006 Nikki Denman Ashley Strauss 2007 Ashley Strauss 2008 Jenny Scherer Ashley Strauss 2009 Jenny Scherer Stacie Skodinski 2011 Stacie Skodinski Lauren Wells Honorable Mention 1995 Marci Kelley 1996 Marci Kelley Kristie Berry

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All-Freshman Team 2007 Jenny Scherer 2009 Kaylee Tolliver 2011 Lauren Wells All-Tournament Team 1999 Crystal Ratliff Randi Wolfe 2006 Lauren Clark Nikki Denman 2007 Lindsay Schmid (MVP) Lauren Clark Michelle Lloyd Lindsay Ritz Coach of the Year 2007 Karen Baird Player of the Year 1996 Melissa Drouillard 2006 Lauren Clark 2007 Lauren Clark Miscellaneous Awards All-America Second Team 1988 Angie Fielder Easton All-America Third Team 2007 Lauren Clark NFCA Great Lakes Region First Team 1988 Angie Fielder 1993 Sara Seegers 2006 Lauren Clark 2007 Lauren Clark NFCA Great Lakes Region 2nd Team 1994 Melissa Drouillard Marci Kelley 2008 Ashley Strauss Academic Awards Academic All-MAC 1984 Linda Armstrong Kim Szewczul 1985 Marissa Popowski 1987 Chris Harms 1988 Stephanie Chew Chris Harms 1989 Kerri Adams Chris Harms 1990 Kerri Adams 1991 Tami McDermott 1992 Annette Bates Susan Greathouse Tami McDermott 1995 Kristie Berry

1996 1997 1998 1999 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Kristie Berry Sherry Harper Kristie Berry Colleen Caplin Colleen Caplin Jennifer Holly Nikki Denman Genny Hann Nikki Denman Liz Flack Nikki Denman Heather Giroux Michelle Lloyd Lindsay Schmid Aimee Woodrum Jenny Scherer Ashley Strauss Jenny Scherer Heather Han Jenny Scherer Sarah Gerber Sara Gerber Jenna Ignowski McKenna Russ Stacie Skodinski

Honorable Mention 1990 Susan Greathouse Tami McDermott 1991 Kerri Adams Gemie Goerl Susan Greathouse 1992 Jennifer Kulchycki 1998 Jennifer Holly 1999 Paula Slingerland 2011 Jaclyn Caro Nellie Coquillard Lauren Delapaz NFCA Academic All-American 1997 Kristie Berry Colleen Caplin Jennifer Holly 2003 Nikki Denman

Lindsay Schmid was named the MVP of the MAC Tournament in 2007, becoming the first EMU player to earn the honor.

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS A Adams, Kerri ‘88, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91 Allen, Lauren ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Anderson, Kristen ‘02 Apiligain, Laura ‘93 Armstrong, Linda ‘81, ‘82, ‘83, ‘84 B Bates, Annette ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92 Bayliss, Jaclyn ‘97, ‘98 Beall, Sue ‘80 Beavers, Lisa ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99 Begay, Amy ‘86 Benson, Debbie ‘83 Berry, Kristie ‘94, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97 Blaharski, Katy ‘10, ‘11 Bluthardt, Kayla ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Boyd, Jan ‘80, ‘81 Bronson, Jami ‘86, ‘87, ‘88, ‘89 Brown, Tiffany ‘02 Borakowski, Sue ‘86, ‘87, ‘88, ‘89 Bullach, Kate ‘95 Burke, Laura ‘80 C Call, LouAnn ‘81 Cambell, Carol ‘88, ‘89 Canfield, Valerie ‘92, ‘93, ‘94, ‘95 Caplin, Colleen ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98 Caro, Jaclyn ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Chambers, Kari ‘08 Champanois, Trina ‘94 Chew, Stephanie ‘87, ‘88 Cianciola, Nikol ‘92 Clark, Lauren ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Clark, Nora ‘85 Coquillard, Nellie ‘10, ‘11 Crechiolo, Mary ‘80, ‘81, ‘82, ‘83 D Davisson, Jullie ‘87, ‘88 Deland, Jennifer ‘97, ‘98 Delapaz, Lauren ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Denman, Nikki ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 Dion, Lisa ‘80 Drouillard, Melissa ‘93, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96 Duhm, Lisa ‘84, ‘85, ‘86, ‘87 F Fielder, Angie ‘86, ‘87, ‘88 Flack, Liz ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Flood, Toni ‘94, ‘95, ‘96 Florence, Rebecca ‘03 Flores, Trisha ‘95, ‘96

G Gerber, Sarah ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Giroux, Heather ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Godfrey, Dawn ‘93, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96 Goerl, Gemie ‘90, ‘91 Gorak, Michalene ‘91, ‘92 Grace, Jackie ‘84, ‘87, ‘88, Grant, Jessica ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Grens, Katie ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 Greathouse, Susan ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92 Grutza, Carolyn ‘01, ‘02, ‘03. ‘04 Gulliver, Kelly ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 H Hallock, Rhonda ‘94 Hamilton, Aimee ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01 Han, Heather ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Hann, Genny ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Harbach, Dawn ‘88, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91 Harper, Sherry ‘93, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96 Haydu, Traci ‘91, ‘92 ‘93, ‘94 Harms, Chris ‘86, ‘87, ‘88, ‘89 Hletko, Michelle ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Holly, Jennifer ‘97, ‘98, ‘99 Hopping, Louise ‘80 Horosko, Jen ‘94, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97 Hume, Patty ‘81 I Ignowski, Jenna ‘10, ‘11 Ivie, Kelly ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00 J Jakubiak, Gretchen ‘86 Jozefowicz, Jill ‘07 K Kelley, Marci ‘94, ‘95, ‘96 Kendrick, Shelly ‘81, ‘82, ‘83 Kinnard, Rebecca ‘86, ‘87, ‘88 Kinsey, Tauna ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01 Koester, Christie ‘00, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 Kostich, Kayla ‘11 Knicely, Alexa ‘10 Knight, Carrie ‘96, ‘97, ‘98 Kulchycki, Jennifer ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92 L Lee, Shan ‘96 Lehnis, Cindy ‘95 Lepri, Patty ‘83, ‘84 Lloyd, Michelle ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Loscalzo, Chris ‘83, ‘84, ‘85, ‘86 Lowe, Danielle ‘03 Lyons, Kathy ‘81, ‘82

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M Manofsky, Renee’ ‘00 Marcero, Lisa ‘81, ‘82 McComb, Susan ‘86 McDermott, Tami ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92 McElwee, Raven ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92 McGraw, Diane ‘83 Meikle, Ann ‘06 Melchert, Jamie ‘10, ‘11 Milholland, Linda ‘88, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91 Miller, Trish ‘83 Moss, Anne Marie ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94 Morris, Darleen ‘87 Murtagh, Debbie ‘82, ‘83 N Nelson, Amy ‘01, ‘02 Newman, Gretchen ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92 Nichols, Evelyn ‘99, Nicholson, Courtney ‘10, ‘11 Novak, Laura ‘84, ‘85, ‘86 Nuneza, Lisa ‘86, ‘87, ‘88, ‘89 O Obernovich, Nada ‘83 Oestrike, Nancy ‘80, ‘81, ‘82, ‘83 Oljace, Gail ‘80, ‘81, ‘82 Olsen, Jeanne ‘82, ‘83, ‘84 Otterbacher, Marla ‘00, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 P Pachiva, Joanne ‘81 Papiersky, Mary Anne ‘83, ‘84, ‘85, ‘86 Patterson, Jessica ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Patton, Lori ‘84, ‘85 Peters, Shaina ‘11 Price, Amy ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 Price, Jessica ‘01 Push, Nanette ‘81, ‘82, ‘83, ‘84 Popowski, Marisa ‘84, ‘85 R Radecki, Karen ‘99 Raines, Jilian ‘99, ‘00, ‘01, ‘02 Ratliff, Crystal ‘98, ‘99 Rastigue, Marcy ‘00 Reed, Jennifer ‘90, ‘91, ‘92 Repicky, Corey ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00 Rhodes, Kelly ‘81, ‘82, ‘83 Richards, Jessica ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Ritz, Lindsay ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Ruedisale, Cyle ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99 Russ, McKenna ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Russell, Cari ‘90, ‘91 Russell, Heidi ‘85, ‘86, ‘87, ‘88

S Sabo, Stephanie ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Santoni, Gina ‘84 Seegers, Sara ‘90, ‘91, ‘92, ‘93 Schaffer, Tammy ‘94, ‘95 Schaffer, Jane ‘84 Scherer, Jenny ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Schmid, Lindsay ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Skodinski, Stacie ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Skubik, Cammy ‘80 Slingerland, Paula ‘96, ’97, ’99,`00 Smith, Lindsay ‘10, ‘11 Stansberry, Kaysie ‘02, ‘03 Stanton, Amanda’11 Stoll, Julie ‘01, ‘02 Strauss, Ashley ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Szewczul, Kim ‘84, ‘85 T Thiesmeyer, Sara ‘00 Thompson, Crystal ‘00, ‘01, ‘02 Threet, Krissy ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Tolliver, Kaylee ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Tomczak, Kelly ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Toomey, Erin ‘87, ‘88, ‘89, ‘90 Townsley, Jenny ‘83 Trapp, Christa ‘98 Turpin, Kim ‘91, ‘92 Turner, Teresa ‘93, ‘94 Twichell, Jody ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99 V Vanguilder, Kim ‘86, ‘87, ‘88 Vilums, Gena ‘90, ‘91, ‘92 Vitale, Gina ‘87, ‘88, ‘89, ‘90 Vonk, Kathy ‘85 W Waddell, Kim ‘82, ‘83 Walker, Amy ‘86 Ward, Jodi ‘80, ‘81, ‘82 Watson, Wendy ‘93, ‘94 Webb, Barb ‘00 Wells, Lauren ‘11 Wheeler, Kim ‘85 Williamson, Jillian ‘10, ‘11 Wisniewski, Nancy ‘84 Wisnieski, Deanna ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Woodrum, Aimee ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Wolf, Stacie ‘98, ‘99, ‘00 Wolfe, Randi ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01 Wood, Katie ‘95 Y Yaklin, Brenda ‘85, ‘86, ‘87, ‘88 Yeakey, Dasha ‘96, ‘97, ‘98 Yocum, Amy ‘95, ‘96 Z Zabalavicius, Kristen ‘99, ‘00, ‘01, ‘02

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1981 season Coach: Ann Johnson 21-13 Overall 3-19 W Fairleigh Dickinson ! 3-20 W Liberty Baptist ! W Seton Hall ! 3-21 W Adelphi ! 3-21 W E. Stroudsburg ! 3-28 L Ball State L Ball State 4-03 W Ferris State L Ferris State 4-04 W Detroit W Detroit (8) 4-07 L Michigan State L Michigan State 4-10 W Detroit @ W Illinois-Chicago @ 4-11 W Kent State @ W Ohio @ W Miami @ 4-15 L Western Michigan L Western Michigan 4-16 W Wayne State L Wayne State 4-18 L Central Michigan L Central Michigan 4-20 L Michigan W Michigan 4-23 W Toledo W Toledo 4-25 W Wright State W Wright State 4-27 W Detroit W Detroit 4-30 L Central Michigan # L Michigan #

4-0 3-0 7-2 4-1 2-1 1-4 1-3 4-3 1-2 9-1 8-7 0-3 0-3 8-1 6-5 1-0 4-0 4-3 2-3 1-9 1-0 0-4 0-3 0-1 1-3 2-0 3-0 6-4 2-1 15-1 4-1 3-1 0-1 1-5

! = Spring Trip, Columbia, S.C. @ = Huron Invitational, Ypsilanti # = State AIAW Tournament, Ann Arbor

1982 season Coach: Ann Johnson 27-20 Overall; 10-8 MAC 3-02 W Francis Marion$ 5-0 3-04 W Ithaca$ 6-5 W Ithaca$ 6-2 3-05 W Spartanburg$ 8-4 W Winthrop$ 7-0 3-06 W South Carolina$ 1-0 L Miami-Ohio$ 0-2 W Miami-Ohio$ 3-0 3-28 L Ohio State 5-6 L Ohio State 4-5 4-02 W Detroit 18-0 W Detroit 4-2 4-14 W Grand Valley State 4-1 W Grand Valley State 1-0 4-16 W Toledo% 9-2 L Central Michigan% 0-1 4-17 W Ohio% 4-0 W Kent State% 8-1 4-18 W Ball State 9-0 W Ball State 12-4 4-20 L Bowling Green 1-3 W Bowling Green 4-1 4-23 L Northern Illinois 0-1 W Northern Illinois 1-0 4-26 W Michigan 4-1 L Michigan 2-4 4-30 W Toledo 1-0 W Toledo 4-0 5-01 L Western Michigan^ 1-2 W Michigan State^ 2-1 L Northwestern^ 1-5 5-03 L Wayne State 0-2 L Wayne State 1-5 5-04 L Western Michigan 0-1 L Western Michigan 0-2 5-06 L Bowling Green 1-5 L Bowling Green 2-4 5-08 W Toledo 2-0 W Toledo 3-1 5-10 L Michigan State 1-2 L Michigan State 1-2 5-11 L Central Michigan 3-7 W Central Michigan 1-0 5-13 W Detroit 2-0 L Detroit 1-2 5-16 W Toledo& 4-0 L Western Michigan& 0-1 $ = Spring Trip, South Carolina % = Eastern Michigan Tournament ^ = Michigan State Tournament & = MAC Tournament, Kalamazoo, Mich.

EMU softball has had six former players inducted into the EMU Hall of Fame. They are featured throughout the year-by-year results section.

1983 season Coach: JoAnn Robinson 19-24-1 Overall; 9-10-1 MAC 3-21 L Northwestern State 7-11 W Northwestern State 3-1 3-22 L Louisiana Tech 0-1 L Louisiana Tech 0-4 3-24 W Southern Illinois* 5-0 W Southern Illinois* 3-1 3-25 L Northern Illinois* 0-3 W St. Francis* 10-2 L Indiana* 1-2 3-31 W Kent State 4-2 L Kent State 3-5 4-6 W Toledo 5-0 W Toledo 12-2 4-7 L Michigan (13) 0-3 L Michigan 1-4 4-8 W Detroit 4-3 W Detroit 15-0 4-10 L Ball State 5-6 L Ball State 0-3 4-12 L Western Michigan 0-2 W Western Michigan 1-0 4-13 L Central Michigan 0-3 T Central Michigan 0-0 4-15 L Ohio! 5-7 L Ohio! 4-6 W Indiana State! 4-3 L Miami-Ohio! 1-3 4-18 L Western Michigan 0-1 L Western Michigan 0-1 4-20 W Ball State 1-0 W Ball State 2-0 4-23 W Northern Illinois 1-0 W Northern Illinois 4-3 4-24 W Northern Illinois 2-0 L Northern Illinois 3-8 4-29 W Ball State@ 11-0 W Detroit@ 1-0 L Northwestern@ 0-1 5-3 L Central Michigan 1-6 L Central Michigan 0-3 5-4 L Michigan 0-10 5-6 W Ohio# 4-2 L Central Michigan# 0-1 L Western Michigan# 0-3 * = Southern Illinois Tournament ! = Huron Invitational @ = Wolverine Invitational, Ann Arbor # = MAC Tournament

1984 season Coach: Nancy Plantz 24-19 Overall; 13-7 MAC 3-21 W Bowling Green$ 10-0 3-22 L Trenton State$ 2-7 L Adelphi$ 0-1 W Bowling Green$ 3-0 3-23 W Seton Hall$ 10-0 3-24 L Massachusetts$ 0-1 3-30 W Ohio 1-0 W Ohio 2-1 3-31 L Ohio 0-1 L Ohio 0-4 4-02 W Wayne State 5-1 W Wayne State 4-2 4-03 W Bowling Green 2-1 W Bowling Green 3-0 4-04 W Central Michigan 1-0 L Central Michigan 1-3 4-06 W Evansville% 11-1 W St. Louis% 9-0 W Illinois State% 4-0 4-07 W Indiana State% 4-1 L Western Michigan% 1-5 4-10 L Michigan 0-1 L Michigan 2-7 4-11 W Kent State 2-0 W Kent State 9-0 4-13 W Ohio^ 6-0 L Western Michigan^ 0-1 4-16 L Detroit 1-8 W Detroit 6-0 4-20 W Kent State 2-0 W Kent State 2-0 4-29 W Toledo 1-0 L Toledo 2-4 5-02 L Michigan State 0-3 L Michigan State 1-3 5-04 L Central Michigan 1-3 L Miami-Ohio 2-3 5-05 W Miami-Ohio 3-1 L Central Michigan 2-7 5-11 L Western Michigan& 1-2 W Ball State& 3-1 5-12 W Central Michigan& 1-0 L Western Michigan& 3-4 $ = Spring Trip, Columbia, S.C. % = Redbird Invitational, Normal, Ill. ^ = EMU Huron Invitational & = MAC Tournament, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Nanette Push • Class of 1998 • 35 Complete Game Shutouts, Perfect Game An outstanding softball player from 1981-84, Nanette Push was inducted in the EMU Hall of Fame, Oct. 24, 1998. She earned four varsity letters as one of the top pitchers in school history. During her four-year career she set most of EMU’s pitching records and is still ranked in the top three in most categories. Her 0.81 career ERA ranks as EMU’s best ever. She notched 54 wins during her career, which is still second all-time, and is ranked second in Eastern’s record book in games pitched (99), complete games (76) and strikeouts (459). Push’s 12 shutout wins in 1984 and 11 shutouts in 1982 are still the two best single-season efforts in history. Push earned first team All-Mid-American Conference honors in 1983.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1985 season Coach: Nancy Plantz 17-17-1 Overall; 8-12 MAC 3-17 T Rutgers* W Massachusetts* 3-18 W Glassboro* W Colgate* 3-20 W Massachusetts* L South Carolina* 3-21 W Glassboro* 3-22 L Trenton State* 3-29 L Western Illinois 4-05 W Miami-Ohio W Miami-Ohio 4-10 L Bowling Green L Bowling Green 4-12 W Saginaw Valley State W Saginaw Valley State 4-13 L Youngstown State W Youngstown State 4-19 L Toledo L Toledo 4-20 W Bowling Green L Bowling Green 4-26 L Western Michigan L Western Michigan 4-27 L Northern Illinois L Northern Illinois 4-30 L Toledo (11) L Toledo 5-01 W Central Michigan (9) L Central Michigan 5-03 W Ohio W Ohio (6) 5-04 W Kent State W Kent State 5-07 W Michigan L Michigan * = Spring Trip, Columbia, S.C. 1986 season Coach: Nancy Plantz 15-19 Overall; 8-10 MAC 3-16 W Virginia+ (9) L Iowa State+ W Rutgers+ 3-17 L Massachusetts+ 3-18 W Miami-Ohio (8)+ L South Florida+ 3-21 W Western Florida! L Bradley (8)! 3-22 L Mississippi State! W Ohio State! 3-23 L Rutgers+ 3-29 W Tennessee Tech W Eastern Illinois 3-30 L Eastern Illinois L Michigan 4-04 L Ohio L Ohio 4-05 W Kent State L Kent State (8) 4-15 L Central Michigan (9) W Central Michigan (8) 4-18 L Western Michigan L Western Michigan 4-19 L Northern Illinois W Northern Illinois 4-25 W Toledo L Toledo 4-26 W Bowling Green L Bowling Green 5-02 L Miami-Ohio W Miami-Ohio 5-03 W Ball State W Ball State 5-06 L Michigan + = Spring Trip, Columbia, S.C. ! = Florida State Tournament

3-3 4-2 2-1 8-2 6-3 0-2 7-1 3-4 3-4 8-4 4-2 3-5 3-5 3-1 1-0 2-4 4-2 0-5 3-11 5-2 1-2 2-5 2-3 0-1 0-4 0-1 3-7 3-2 3-4 4-3 10-0 8-3 3-1 9-6 1-10

3-2 2-12 7-3 0-2 4-3 0-2 3-2 1-2 0-1 7-3 2-5 10-0 2-0 0-3 0-4 2-5 1-4 3-1 4-5 3-4 3-1 0-1 3-5 1-2 5-2 1-0 0-2 2-1 5-7 2-3 4-0 3-0 9-0 1-4

1987 season Coach: Nancy Plantz 19-26 Overall; 4-8 MAC 3-13 L Arizona State@ 1-8 L Rutgers@ 0-2 L Florida State@ 1-7 3-14 L South Carolina@ 0-3 W Bradley (8)@ 5-4 3-15 L Temple 1-11 3-16 L Stetson 3-5 3-18 L Sacred Heart 0-2 W Sacred Heart 7-4 3-19 L Bradley 2-5 3-20 W Ohio State# 5-3 L Massachusetts# 6-8 L Furman# 3-6 3-21 W Bradley# 3-2 W Georgia State# 9-1 3-26 W Butler$ 4-1 W Butler$ 6-1 3-27 W Tennessee Tech$ 3-0 W Tennessee Tech$ 6-2 4-07 W Wayne State 2-1 W Wayne State 3-0 4-10 W Western Illinois% 1-0 L Iowa State% 1-2 4-11 W Valparaiso% 3-1 L Bradley% 0-1 4-14 L Michigan State 0-1 W Michigan State 8-0 4-15 L Ferris State (11) 1-5 W Ferris State 7-0 4-17 L Toledo 0-4 L Toledo 0-6 4-18 L Bowling Green 0-4 L Bowling Green 4-9 4-19 L Michigan 1-4 L Michigan 1-4 4-21 L Central Michigan 2-5 L Central Michigan 0-10 4-24 W Western Michigan 1-0 W Western Michigan 4-3 5-01 L Ball State 0-4 W Ball State 3-0 5-02 L Miami-Ohio 0-2 W Miami-Ohio 3-0 5-05 L Detroit 2-4 L Detroit 1-2 @ = South Florida Tournament, Tampa, Fla. # = Florida State Tournament $ = Miami Tournament, Miami, Fla % = Westerwinds Classic, Macomb, Ill.

1988 season Coach: Connie Miner 36-21 Overall; 21-11 MAC 3-05 L Florida State^ L Florida State^ 3-06 L East Carolina^ 3-07 W NC-Wilmington^ W NC-Wilmington^ 3-08 W Winthrop^ W Winthrop^ 3-11 W Virginia^ L South Florida^ L Florida State^ 3-12 L Louisiana Tech^ W Temple^ W North Carolina^ 3-26 W Butler L Butler W Miami-Ohio 4-01 W Kent State W Kent State 4-02 W Kent State L Kent State 4-05 W Detroit W Detroit 4-08 L Bowling Green W Bowling Green 4-09 W Bowling Green W Bowling Green 4-12 W Western Michigan W Western Michigan 4-15 L Miami-Ohio L Miami-Ohio 4-16 W Miami-Ohio W Miami-Ohio 4-19 L Central Michigan W Central Michigan 4-22 W Ohio W Ohio 4-23 W Ohio 4-29 W Bradley& W St. Louis& 4-30 L Akron& 5-03 W Western Michigan W Western Michigan 5-04 W Youngstown State W Youngstown State 5-06 W Ball State L Ball State 5-07 W Ball State L Ball State (9) 5-10 W Central Michigan L Central Michigan 5-11 L Michigan (9) L Michigan 5-13 L Toledo W Toledo 5-14 L Toledo (10) L Toledo ^ = Spring Trip, Florida & = Westerwinds Classic, Macomb, Ill.

1-3 3-4 0-1 13-0 12-0 5-1 5-3 2-0 0-1 4-7 0-7 6-3 4-1 1-0 4-5 3-2 1-0 2-0 4-0 3-6 2-0 2-0 4-5 4-2 9-8 7-3 4-2 4-1 2-5 2-4 3-2 4-3 0-11 2-1 1-0 2-1 5-3 2-0 10-0 7-9 3-2 4-3 2-0 5-1 1-0 1-3 3-0 1-2 8-2 0-5 0-1 0-3 0-1 1-0 3-4 3-5

1989 season Coach: Connie Miner 22-34 Overall; 11-17 MAC 3-04 L Florida State* 0-2 L Florida State* 1-5 3-05 W Virginia* 3-1 L Virginia 4-6 3-06 W East Carolina* 5-3 3-07 W Western Illinois* 3-2 W South Florida* 7-0 L South Florida* 5-6 3-08 L Temple* 1-2 L Temple* 0-8 3-10 L Akron+ 1-2 L NE Louisiana+ 1-9 3-11 L Arizona State+ 0-3 W South Carolina+ 1-0 3-13 W Missouri* 2-1 L Missouri* 0-7 3-14 L New Mexico* 1-4 L New Mexico* 1-2 3-28 L Ohio State 2-3 W Ohio State 6-3 3-31 L Toledo 1-2 L Toledo 0-10 4-01 W Toledo 3-2 L Toledo 2-5 4-04 W Western Michigan 9-2 L Western Michigan 3-5 4-07 L Bowling Green 2-3 W Bowling Green 2-0 4-08 W Bowling Green 8-2 W Bowling Green 1-0 4-11 L Central Michigan 0-1 W Central Michigan 2-1 4-12 L Western Michigan 4-5 L Western Michigan 2-3 4-14 L Ball State 1-11 L Ball State 0-1 4-15 L Ball State 0-2 L Ball State 0-2 4-19 W Michigan State 2-1 L Michigan State 0-1 4-21 L Ohio 0-4 W Ohio 9-3 4-22 W Ohio 16-1 W Ohio 4-2 5-02 L Central Michigan 1-3 L Central Michigan 4-5 5-06 L Akron! 1-6 W Detroit! 4-1 5-07 L Indiana! 2-6 W Detroit 4-1 5-09 L Michigan 0-1 W Michigan 2-1 5-12 L Kent State 5-8 W Kent State 2-0 5-13 W Kent State 4-0 L Kent State 0-3 * = Spring Trip, Florida + = South Florida Tournament, Tampa, Fla. ! = EMU Tournament

Angie Fielder • Class of 2001 •Second Team All-American

Angie Fielder closed out her three-year Eastern Michigan University career May 14, 1988, leaving a new chapter in the record books for softball. Fielder finished as the all-time leader in hits and stolen bases. She also left as the single-season leader in at-bats, hits, batting average and steals. She was named to the Mideast Regional Team and was honored as a second team All-American, the first EMU softball player so honored. In 1987 her career took off. She tied a then season-high batting average at .352 and stole 15 bases. The 1988 campaign marked the pinnacle of her career. Fielder batted a stellar .382, registering 73 hits and scored 33 times. Even more impressive was that she doubled the record for stolen bases in one season, recording 34 thefts.

Angie Fielder

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1990 season Coach: Connie Miner 32-24 Overall; 17-10 MAC Mid-American Conference Runner-up 3-02 L Florida A&M@ 2-3 3-03 L Florida State@ 0-1 L Florida State@ 0-1 3-05 L South Florida@ 2-3 W South Florida@ 9-5 3-06 W Stetson@ 4-1 W Stetson@ 14-2 3-08 L Iowa@ 0-3 W Iowa@ 6-3 3-09 W Virginia (9)# 4-3 W Winthrop (8)# 4-3 L Iowa State# 0-3 3-10 L Michigan# 0-5 L Oklahoma# 7-9 W South Florida# 1-0 3-11 L Michigan# 3-8 3-12 L New Mexico@ 2-7 L New Mexico@ 3-7 3-21 L Detroit 2-4 W Detroit 6-0 3-30 W Northern Iowa& 13-5 L Creighton$ 1-8 3-31 W Illinois State$ 2-1 L DePaul$ 1-8 4-01 W Northern Illinois 9-2 4-03 L Central Michigan 0-1 W Central Michigan 2-0 4-06 W Toledo 6-0 W Toledo 3-2 4-07 W Toledo 6-2 L Toledo 0-7 4-09 W Michigan 7-4 W Michigan 5-2 4-13 W Ohio 10-0 W Ohio 5-3 4-14 W Ohio 5-3 W Ohio 2-0 4-17 W Western Michigan 5-4 W Western Michigan 3-0 4-20 W Ball State 10-0 4-21 W Ball State 5-1 W Ball State 1-0 4-24 L Central Michigan 1-2 W Central Michigan 7-4 4-27 W Miami-Ohio 4-2 L Miami-Ohio 2-4 4-28 L Miami-Ohio 1-2 W Miami-Ohio 4-0 5-01 W Michigan State 5-0 W Michigan State 4-1 5-05 L Kent State 0-3 L Kent State 3-8 5-08 L Western Michigan 3-8 L Western Michigan 0-1 5-11 L Bowling Green 1-2 W Bowling Green 3-1 @ = Spring Trip, Florida # = USF Classic, Tampa, Fla. $ = Creighton Tournament, Omaha, Neb.

1991 season Coach: Connie Miner 34-24 Overall; 17-15 MAC 3-01 L Fresno State% 0-8 L New Mexico% 5-7 L Arizona State% 3-5 3-02 L Arizona State% 2-9 W McNeese State% 5-2 3-04 W New Mexico 2-0 L New Mexico 3-4 3-07 W Illinois State^ 4-3 W Illinois State (9)^ 9-7 3-08 W Winthrop& 2-1 W Indiana& 7-4 W Detroit& 10-5 3-09 W Western Illinois& 3-1 L Florida State& 0-1 3-10 W Creighton& 4-3 L Iowa& 0-4 3-25 W Detroit 5-0 W Detroit 5-0 3-29 L Kent State 0-1 W Kent State 2-1 3-30 L Kent State 0-4 L Kent State (9) 3-4 4-02 L Western Michigan 0-1 L Western Michigan 1-2 4-05 W Ball State 4-0 W Ball State 5-2 4-06 W Ball State 7-2 W Ball State 7-1 4-12 L Toledo 4-5 L Toledo 4-6 4-13 W Toledo 2-1 W Toledo 6-2 4-16 L Central Michigan 2-5 W Central Michigan 4-3 4-19 W Furman* 8-0 4-20 L Florida State* 2-3 4-21 W East Carolina* 3-1 W North Carolina* 3-1 W SW Louisiana* 1-0 W NW Louisiana (15)* 2-1 4-24 L Michigan 0-1 W Michigan 2-0 4-26 W Ohio 1-0 W Ohio 7-0 4-27 W Ohio 1-0 W Ohio 2-0 4-30 L Western Michigan 2-6 W Western Michigan 5-4 5-03 L Bowling Green 0-2 W Bowling Green 2-1 5-04 L Bowling Green 1-2 W Bowling Green 2-1 5-07 L Central Michigan 0-3 W Central Michigan 5-3 5-10 W Miami-Ohio 4-2 L Miami-Ohio 0-1 5-11 L Miami-Ohio 1-2 L Miami-Ohio 1-7 % = New Mexico State Tournament, Las Cruces, N.M. ^ = Spring Game, Tampa, Fla. & = South Florida Tournament, Tampa, Fla. * = Frost Cutlery Tournament, Chattanooga, Tenn.

1992 season Coach: Connie Miner 27-26 Overall; 14-16 MAC 2-22 W North Carolina+ 1-0 W NC-Charlotte+ 8-2 W NC-Wilmington+ 3-0 2-27 L North Carolina 0-3 W North Carolina 6-4 2-28 W Winthrop (9) 4-3 L Winthrop 2-4 2-29 L East Carolina 1-4 L East Carolina (8) 1-2 3-13 L Indiana St. # 0-2 W Wisc.-Green Bay# 4-2 3-14 L Missouri# 4-9 3-15 W MO-Kansas City# 16-7 L Wisc.-Green Bay# 2-3 3-27 W Kent State* 1-0 L Kent State* 0-2 3-28 W Kent State* 1-0 L Kent State* 1-5 3-31 L Western Michigan* 2-3 W Western Michigan* 5-0 4-3 L Ball State* 4-5 W Ball State* 7-0 4-10 L Toledo* 0-4 L Toledo* 2-3 4-11 L Toledo* 4-5 L Toledo* 3-5 4-14 W Central Michigan* 2-1 L Central Michigan* 1-4 4-17 L Tenn. Tech@ 0-2 W Nicholls St.@ 2-1 W Samford@ 13-0 4-18 W NC-Charlotte@ forfeit W NE Louisiana@ 9-4 W Samford@ 1-0 4-19 L Louisiana Tech@ 1-4 4-24 L Ohio* 0-1 W Ohio* 11-1 4-25 W Ohio* 8-5 W Ohio* 4-0 4-28 W Western Michigan* 4-1 W Western Michigan* 7-4 4-29 L Michigan State 3-4 W Michigan State 7-6 5-1 L Bowling Green* 0-4 L Bowling Green* 1-2 5-2 L Bowling Green* 0-3 L Bowling Green* 0-11 5-5 L Central Michigan* 1-2 L Central Michigan* 2-3 5-8 W Miami* 1-0 W Miami* 6-2 5-9 W Miami* 3-2 W Miami* 3-2 += Wilmington, North Carolina Tournament #= Missouri Tournament @ = Frost Cutlery Tourney-Chattanooga *= Mid-American Conference game

Sara Seegers • Class of 2005 • First Team All-Mideast Region

Sara Seegers earned four varsity letters (1990-93) and was named first-team All-Mideast Region and first-team All-MAC in 1993. The 1995 graduate set six EMU single-season records in 1993, for games played (66), at bats (218), runs scored (47), hits (86), batting average (.394) and stolen bases (42). All of the records are still standing with the exception of batting average where she is ranked second all-time. The versatile catcher and outfielder is still among the leaders career statistics. She is ranked in stolen bases (second-72), batting average (third-.311), runs scored (fourth-94), and hits (seventh-172).

1993 season Coach: Connie Miner 33-33 Overall; 20-16 MAC 2-20 L North Carolina# W UNC-Greensboro# W UNC-Wilmington# 2-21 L Penn State# L North Carolina# 2-23 W North Carolina L North Carolina 2-27 L East Carolina@ L South Carolina@ 3-12 L Virginia$ L Oklahoma State$ W Iowa State$ 3-13 W South Florida$ W Robert Morris$ 3-26 L Northern Illinois% L Southwest Missouri% W Missouri-Kansas City% 3-27 W St. Louis% L Missouri% 3-28 W Indiana State% W Wisc.-Green Bay% 3-31 L Michigan State L Michigan State 4-3 W Evansville ^ W Kent ^ 4-4 L Ohio State ^ W Kent ^ L Ohio State ^ 4-6 W Toledo* L Toledo* 4-9 W Ohio* L Ohio* 4-10 W Ohio* W Ohio* 4-13 W Central Michigan* W Central Michigan* 4-16 L Kent State* L Kent State* 4-17 L Kent State* L Kent State* 4-20 L Western Michigan* W Western Michigan* 4-23 L Ball State* L Ball State* 4-24 L Ball State* W Ball State* 4-27 W Western Michigan* W Western Michigan* 4-30 W Akron* W Akron* 5-1 W Akron* W Akron* 5-4 L Toledo* W Toledo* 5-5 L Michigan L Michigan 5-7 L Miami* W Miami* 5-8 L Miami* W Miami* 5-11 W Central Michigan* L Central Michigan* 5-14 L Bowling Green* W Bowling Green* 5-15 W Bowling Green* L Bowling Green* #= at UNC-Wilmington Tournament % = at Missouri Tournament @ = at South Carolina Tournament $ = at South Florida Tournament ^= at Ohio State Tournament *= Mid-American Conference game

Sara Seegers

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2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball

0-7 3-2 5-0 0-4 1-2 11-4 4-6 2-4 2-9 0-4 1-8 11-0 7-4 4-2 0-4 1-6 9-1 8-1 0-1 1-0 4-2 1-6 3-4 13-1 4-0 2-5 6-5 1-7 2-1 0-3 9-6 4-5 7-0 8-1 3-2 1-0 2-3 0-4 2-7 5-8 1-3 10-1 3-4 2-5 0-5 4-2 4-2 5-2 6-5 1-0 7-6 1-0 4-7 9-4 1-6 0-3 5-6 8-2 5-6 4-3 3-1 5-9 2-4 1-0 3-0 1-3


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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1994 Season Coach: Connie Miner 37-26 Overall; 17-17 MAC 2-19 W Georgia Tech# W South Carolina# 2-20 W Georgia Tech# W South Carolina# 2-21 L South Carolina# L South Carolina# 2-24 W North Carolina# L North Carolina# 2-25 W Campbell% L East Carolina% 2-26 W Penn State% W Radford% W Maryland-Baltimore% 3-18 W Iowa State$ W Eastern Illinois$ W Indiana$ 3-19 L Florida State$ W Louisiana Tech$ W Southwest Missouri St.$ 3-22 W Detroit W Detroit 3-25 L Creighton^ W Missouri-Kansas City^ 3-27 W Western Illinois^ L Missouri^ 3-30 W Michigan State L Michigan State 4-5 W Toledo* 4-8 W Ohio* L Ohio* 4-9 W Ohio* W Ohio* 4-13 L Michigan W Michigan 4-15 L Kent State* L Kent State* 4-16 W Kent State* L Kent State* 4-19 L Western Michigan* L Western Michigan* 4-22 W Ball State* W Ball State* 4-23 L Ball State* L Ball State* 4-26 W Western Michigan* W Western Michigan* 4-29 L Akron* L Akron* 4-30 W Akron* W Akron* 5-3 L Toledo* L Toledo* W Toledo* 5-6 W Miami* W Miami* 5-7 L Miami* 5-10 W Central Michigan* W Central Michigan* L Central Michigan* 5-13 L Bowling Green* W Bowling Green* 5-14 L Bowling Green* L Bowling Green* #= South Carolina Tournament % = East Carolina Tournament $= Florida State Tournament ^= Missouri Tournament *= Mid-Americna Conference game

9-2 5-4 7-1 2-1 1-5 3-4 6-4 1-2 2-1 0-2 1-0 13-0 8-1 1-0 10-9 10-0 0-1 3-2 1-2 12-2 9-1 0-3 8-2 5-2 0-5 2-0 0-1 3-1 5-1 1-2 6-5 8-3 1-2 2-0 1-3 0-9 3-0 5-6 1-2 7-8 1-0 1-0 5-7 0-5 6-1 4-2 3-4 2-6 9-6 6-4 1-5 1-4 2-0 9-1 9-1 4-5 5-4 4-1 2-6 0-1 2-0 3-7 0-5

1995 season Coach: Connie Miner 24-34 Overall; 15-20 MAC 2-17 W New Mexico State$ 5-3 W Utah State$ 4-2 2-18 L UNLV$ 3-6 L Arizona State$ 0-6 L UMass$ 1-0 2-19 W Purdue$ 9-7 2-23 L Arizona State% 3-6 L Hawaii% 2-3 W Hawaii% 3-2 2-24 L Cal-Poly% 0-2 2-25 W Tulsa% 5-0 2-26 L Iowa% 0-4 3-15 L Eastern Illinois# 2-3 W Easern Illinois# 6-2 3-17 L Princeton # 1-2 L Ohio State# 0-1 L Georgia State# 3-4 3-18 L Southern Illinois# 11-12 3-22 W Detroit 4-0 W Detroit 4-0 3-29 W Michigan State 4-3 3-31 L Ball State* 0-4 W Ball State* 2-0 4-1 L Ball State* 0-1 W Ball State* 3-2 4-7 L Toledo* 0-4 L Toledo* 0-8 4-8 L Toledo* 2-5 W Toledo* 9-3 4-11 W Western Michigan* 12-2 L Western Michigan* 1-4 4-14 L Ohio* 3-8 L Ohio* 1-7 4-15 L Ohio* 0-1 L Ohio* 1-3 4-21 W Miami* 7-2 W Miami* 11-1 4-22 W Miami* 6-1 W Miami* 4-2 4-25 W Central Michigan* 2-0 W Central Michigan* 5-0 L Central Michigan* 3-4 4-28 L Kent State* 1-2 L Kent State* 0-5 4-29 L Kent State* 1-2 W Kent State* 2-0 5-2 L Western Michigan* 0-2 W Western Michigan* 7-2 5-5 L Bowling Green* 2-3 W Bowling Green* 7-2 5-6 W Bowling Green* 3-2 L Bowling Green* 0-5 5-9 L Michigan 0-5 L Michigan 0-8 5-12 W Akron* 7-5 L Akron* 0-3 5-13 L Akron* 3-4 L Akron* 3-8 $= Coca Cola Softball Classic-Tempe, Ariz. % = Arizona State Classic- Tempe, Ariz. # = Lady Seminole Invitational-Tallahassee *= Mid-American Conference game

1996 season Coach: Connie Miner 25-32-2 Overall; 11-20 MAC 2-24 L Penn State# W Maryland# W St. Francis# 2-25 W Temple# L Illinois Chicago# 2-27 W North Carolina T North Carolina 2-28 W East Carolina L East Carolina 3-1 W Georgia Tech% L East Carolina% 3-2 W Wisconsin% W George Mason% 3-3 W Wisconsin% T East Carolina 3-14 W Western Illinois^ 3-15 W Southern Illinois^ L Ohio State^ 3-16 W Drake^ L Florida State^ 3-23 L Northern Illinois& L Purdue& 3-24 W Butler& W Butler& 3-29 W Ohio* W Ohio* 3-30 W Ohio* L Ohio* 4-2 W Western Michigan* W Western Michigan* 4-5 W Miami* W Miami* 6 W Miami* W Miami* 4-11 L Michigan State L Michigan State 4-12 L Toledo* 4-13 L Toledo* L Toledo* 4-16 L Akron* L Akron* 4-19 L Kent State* L Kent State* 4-20 L Kent State* L Kent State* 4-23 L Central Michigan* L Central Michigan* 4-26 L Ball State* W Ball State* 4-27 L Ball State* L Ball State* 5-3 L Bowling Green* L Bowling Green* 5-4 L Bowling Green* L Bowling Green* 5-7 L Western Michigan* W Western Michigan* 5-8 L Michigan L Michigan # = North Carolina Tournament % = East Carolina Tournament ^ = Florida State Tournament & = Purdue Tournament * = Mid-American Conference game

0-7 2-0 11-3 5-0 0-3 8-3 4-4 5-2 3-4 3-1 0-1 11-1 6-3 6-0 4-4 6-2 4-1 0-9 8-7 0-7 1-2 3-4 4-1 6-1 3-0 5-1 2-1 2-6 6-2 5-1 9-0 9-0 13-1 12-1 0-4 4-8 0-1 1-3 1-5 1-3 1-2 1-2 2-3 1-2 0-2 1-2 3-5 2-4 8-2 4-5 2-7 0-1 2-3 3-4 0-3 0-1 7-2 0-6 0-7

1997 season Coach: Nancy Oestrike 11-39 Overall; 4-28 MAC 2-21 L Campbell# 3-8 L UNC-Charlotte# 0-2 2-22 W Temple# 6-0 L Robert Morris# 1-3 2-25 L North Carolina 0-7 W North Carolina 4-0 2-26 L East Carolina 2-5 W East Carolina 3-1 2-28 L Maryland-Baltimore% 1-6 3-1 W UNC-Wilmington% 6-2 W East Carolina% 4-0 L Canisius% 4-5 3-13 W Western Illinois (at FSU) 6-3 3-14 L UConn^ 2-3 L Wisconsin^ 2-8 W Bradley^ 8-3 3-15 L Tennessee-Chattanooga^ 4-9 L Florida State 1-5 3-28 L Ohio* 3-4 L Ohio* 0-2 3-29 L Ohio* 2-7 L Ohio* 11-12 4-1 L Western Michigan* 0-1 L Western Michigan* 1-4 4-4 W Miami* 4-2 W Miami* 14-4 4-5 L Miami* 0-10 W Miami* 9-5 4-11 L Toledo* 0-5 L Toledo* 3-4 4-12 L Toledo* 1-5 L Toledo* 4-8 4-15 L Akron* 2-3 L Akron* 3-4 4-18 L Kent State* 4-7 W Kent State* 2-0 4-19 L Kent State* 0-3 L Kent State* 5-6 4-22 L Central Michigan* 0-1 L Central Michigan* 1-2 4-25 L Ball State* 0-5 L Ball State* 2-3 4-26 L Ball State* 0-3 L Ball State* 0-3 4-29 L Western Michigan* 0-7 L Western Michigan* 1-3 5-2 L Bowling Green* 0-9 L Bowling Green* 3-9 5-3 L Bowling Green* 2-6 L Bowling Green* 2-4 # =Triangle Classic Tournament % = East Carolina Tournament ^= Florida State Tournament *= Mid-American Conference game

Marci Kelley • Class of 2008 • All Mid-East Region Second Team Marci Kelley was a three-year letterwinner and closed out her career as one of the top pitchers in EMU history. She holds EMU career records for wins (58), games pitched (129), complete games (94), innings pitched (780), strikeouts (484) and is sixth in ERA (1.71). She also holds single-season records for games pitched (50 in 1994), games started (43 in 1994), complete games (39 in 1994) and wins (28 in 1994). Kelley garnered All-American second team honors in 1995. She then went on to enjoy an outstanding post-graduate career as a softball player for Daly’s Restaurant, earning All-American honors in 1997. She helped lead Daly’s to a runner-up finish in the national tournament in 1995 and 1997. The team placed third in 1996. She also played in the Women’s Fastpitch League for the Virginia Roadsters in 1997.

Marci Kelley

2012 Eastern Michigan University Softball


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1998 Season Coach: Nancy Oestrike 12-45 Overall; 6-22 MAC 2-20 L vs. Santa Clara# 1-3 L vs. San Diego State# 3-5 2-21 L vs. Long Beach State# 1-7 L vs. Stanford# 0-4 (6) L vs. UCLA# 0-3 2-24 L at Loyola-Marymont 1-3 L at Loyola-Marymont 3-4 2-25 L at UC-Santa Barbara 2-3 (11) L at UC-Santa Barbara 2-5 2-26 L vs. Virginia$ 1-4 W vs. Cal State Fullerton$ 6-5 2-27 L vs. Long Beach State$ 0-6 W vs. San Jose State$ 8-5 2-28 L vs. San Diego State$ 0-7 L vs. Stanford$ 0-13 3-6 L at Dayton 2-5 L at Dayton 6-7 3-12 W at Florida A&M 3-2 (14) W at Florida A&M 8-4 3-13 L vs. LSU% 0-4 L vs. Penn State% 0-8 (5) L vs. Florida State% 2-4 3-14 L vs. Northern Iowa% 1-9 (6) L vs. Robert Morris% 1-2 3-27 L WESTERN MICHIGAN* 4-5 W WESTERN MICHIGAN* 9-7 3-28 L NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 0-1 L NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 1-2 4-3 L at Ball State* 0-2 L at Ball State* 2-8 4-4 L at Toledo* 1-3 W at Toledo* 7-0 4-8 W DETROIT 4-3 W DETROIT 4-3 4-10 W TOLEDO* 6-2 W TOLEDO* 9-1 4-11 L BALL STATE* 0-2 L BALL STATE* 0-13 4-14 L at Central Michigan* 3-8 L at Central Michigan* 1-2 4-17 L KENT* 3-11 (6) L KENT* 4-9 4-18 L AKRON* 3-7 L AKRON* 1-3 4-21 L CMU* 0-2 L CMU* 0-8 (5) 4-24 W at Miami* 3-2 L at Miami* 2-9 4-25 L at Bowling Green* 1-2 L at Bowling Green* 2-4 4-28 L at Michigan State 0-4 L at Michigan State 0-4 5-1 W at Western Michigan* 4-0 L at Western Michigan* 1-2 5-2 L at Northern Illinois* 0-4 L at Northern Illinois* 1-4 (5) 5-5 L at Michigan 3-4 (8) #= Campbell/Cartier Tournament $ = Cal State Fullerton Tournament % = Florida State Tournament *= Mid-American Conference game

1999 Season Coach: Nancy Oestrike 31-26 Overall: 16-12 MAC 2-26 W vs Morgan State # W vs Canisius # 2-27 W vs Towson State # 2-28 L vs Delaware # 3-1 L at East Carolina 3-1 W at East Carolina 3-4 L at Virginia 3-4 L at Virginia 3-5 W at Virginia % L vs North Carolina % 3-6 L vs Princeton % W vs Cleveland State % 3-24 W DAYTON L DAYTON 3-27 W at Eastern Kentucky @ L vs Morehead State @ W vs Morehead State @ 3-28 W at Eastern Kentucky @ L vs Morehead State @ 3-31 L MICHIGAN L MICHIGAN 4-2 W at Ball State* W at Ball State* 4-3 W at Toledo* L at Toledo* 4-5 W NOTRE DAME L NOTRE DAME 4-9 W BOWLING GREEN* 4-10 W MIAMI* L MIAMI* 4-14 L MICHIGAN STATE 4-17 W at Northern Illinois* L at Northern Illinois* 4-18 W at Western Michigan* W at Western Michigan* 4-20 L CENTRAL MICHIGAN* L CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 4-23 L at Marshall* L at Marshall* 4-24 L at Ohio* W at Ohio* 4-27 L at Central Michigan* W at Central Michigan* 4-30 W WESTERN MICHIGAN* W WESTERN MICHIGAN* 5-1 L NORTHERN ILLINOIS* W NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 5-4 W at Detroit W at Detroit 5-7 W BALL STATE* L BALL STATE* 5-8 W TOLEDO* W TOLEDO* 5-13 W vs Bowling Green $ W at Northern Illinois $ 5-14 L vs Central Michigan $ 5-15 L at Northern Illinois $ # = East Carolina Tournament % = Virginia Tournament @ = Eastern Kentucky Tournament * = Mid-American Conference game $ = MAC Tournament game

12-1 10-2 6-5 0-1 4-6 3-0 2-5 1-3 6-3 3-5 0-1 8-4 1-0 1-3 4-0 1-5 3-0 3-0 2-3 1-12 2-11 6-2 3-1 3-1 3-5 5-4 2-8 6-1 6-5 0-3 0-2 7-2 0-2 1-0 2-1 2-3 2-9 3-4 0-7 2-9 6-3 0-9 4-3 4-2 4-3 0-1 2-1 4-1 6-3 5-2 2-3 6-5 6-4 1-0 4-2 0-3 0-3

2000 season Coach: Nancy Oestrike 19-29 Overall: 6-15 MAC 2-25 W vs St. Bonaventure # W vs Villanova # 2-26 L vs Florida State # 2-26 L vs. Furman # 2-27 W vs. Florida Atlantic # L vs. St. Bonaventure # 2-28 W vs. Villanova # W vs. Furman # 3-1 W at Florida Atlantic L at Florida Atlantic 3-3 L vs. Wichita State @ W vs. Bowling Green @ 3-4 W vs. Robert Morris @ L vs. Florida International @ 3-5 L vs. Arkansas @ 3-22 W OAKLAND W OAKLAND 3-25 W vs. Butler $ L vs Dayton $ 3-26 L vs. Cleveland State $ L vs. Cleveland State $ 3-29 L at Notre Dame 3-31 L at Toledo* 4-1 L at Toledo* W at Toledo* 4-5 L at Michigan State 4-7 W OHIO* 4-12 W DETROIT W DETROIT 4-14 W at Western Michigan* 4-15 L at Western Michigan* L at Western Michigan* 4-18 W CENTRAL MICHIGAN* L CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 4-21 L NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 4-22 L NORTHERN ILLINOIS* L NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 4-26 W at Central Michigan* L at Central Michigan* 4-28 L BALL STATE* 4-29 L BALL STATE* W BALL STATE* 5-2 L at Michigan L at Michigan 5-5 L at Akron* L at Akron* 5-6 L at Kent State* L at Kent State* # = Florida Atlantic Tournament @ = Florida International Tournament $ = University of Dayton Tournament *= Mid-American Conference game

7-0 4-3 1-4 0-3 5-3 2-4 3-2 5-0 4-3 0-3 4-6 6-3 12-2 0-3 1-6 4-1 5-0 9-1 2-8 2-4 3-4 2-5 2-3 1-2 2-0 0-4 8-4 6-2 3-1 3-0 5-6 2-3 2-1 1-3 1-4 2-8 1-7 3-2 4-5 0-4 1-4 5-4 0-4 0-8 3-7 4-5 2-4 8-12

2001 season Coach: Nancy Oestrike 15-34 Overall: 8-16 MAC 3-2 L vs UMKC @ L Georgia State @ L vs Georgia Tech @ 3-4 L vs UMKC @ W vs UMKC @ 3-5 L vs Campbell L vs Campbell 3-6 L at Georgia Tech L at Georgia Tech 3-7 L at Mercer W at Mercer 3-9 L vs Furman # W vs Saint Louis # 3-10 W vs Mercer # L vs Mercer # 3-20 l at Detroit Titans W at Detroit Titans 3-23 W at Miami * L at Miami * 3-24 L at Miami * 3-30 L at Ball State * 3-31 L at Ball State * L at Ball State * 4-4 L at Ohio State L at Ohio State 4-6 L MARSHALL * W MARSHALL * 4-7 W OHIO * L OHIO * 4-10 W at Oakland L at Oakland 4-11 W MICHIGAN STATE 4-13 W WESTERN MICHIGAN * 4-14 W WESTERN MICHIGAN * L WESTERN MICHIGAN * 4-20 L NORTHERN ILLINOIS * 4-21 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS * L NORTHERN ILLINOIS * 4-24 L at Akron * L at Akron * 4-27 W TOLEDO * 4-28 W TOLEDO * L TOLEDO * 5-2 L MICHIGAN L MICHIGAN 5-4 L at Central Michigan * 5-5 L at Central Michigan * L at Central Michigan * @ = Georgia State Invitational; # = Georgia State Classic; * = Mid-American Conference game

Melissa Drouillard • Class of 2004 • 1996 MAC Player of the Year

Melissa Drouillard finished her softball career as the 1996 Mid-American Conference Softball Player of the Year, becoming the first EMU player to receive the award. The Grosse Pointe, Mich. native recorded a .412 average to lead the MAC by more than 50 points while leading the league with 51 RBI and tied for the lead with 32 runs scored. In addition, Drouillard ranked second in the MAC in doubles (17) and home runs (10). Drouillard ended her career as Eastern’s all-time leader in hits (218), RBI (124), batting average (.322), doubles (43) and home runs (19). She currently ranks second in three career categories: at bats (678), runs (96) and triples (14). During her outstanding career, Drouillard also set the single-season records for RBI (51), batting average (.412), doubles (17) and home runs (10). During the 1995 summer she was a third team All-America selection and was named to the second team All-Region after an outstanding sophomore year. She also played for the Livonia Daly’s Class-A summer travel team. Drouillard excelled in the field, at the plate and on the pitcher’s circle. She is second all-time in appearances (40), games started (38) and complete games (33). She also ranks third all-time with 18 wins during her career.

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4-5 1-9 0-3 0-2 6-4 10-11 2-10 0-8 2-3 0-1 6-1 3-6 3-0 10-9 3-6 1-2 10-5 5-1 0-1 3-9 0-2 2-5 0-8 0-8 1-4 0-6 9-3 3-2 3-4 4-1 2-4 6-2 3-2 7-6 0-1 1-2 6-0 3-4 0-9 1-2 2-1 3-1 0-1 0-8 6-7 1-3 0-2 0-2


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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 2002 season Coach: Nancy Oestrike 18-28 Overall; 9-15 MAC 2-22 W vs. Drake ! L vs. Arizona ! 2-23 L vs. Cal State Northridge ! L vs. Northern Iowa ! 2-24 W vs. San Jose State ! 2-26 L at Arizona State L at Arizona State 2-27 L at Arizona 3-1 L vs. Evansville # W vs. Long Beach # 3-2 L vs. Arizona # 3-3 L vs. Hawaii # 3-13 W at Dayton W at Dayton 3-23 W at Western Michigan* L at Western Michigan* 3-24 L at Western Michigan* 3-29 W MIAMI* 3-30 L MIAMI* W MIAMI* 4-4 L at Michigan State 4-6 W at Marshall* L at Marshall* 4-7 W at Ohio* L at Ohio* 4-9 W OAKLAND W OAKLAND 4-11 W DETROIT W DETROIT 4-13 L BALL STATE* L BALL STATE* L BALL STATE* 4-17 L AKRON* W AKRON* 4-19 W at Northern Illinois* 4-20 L at Northern Illinois* L at Northern Illinois* 4-26 L CENTRAL MICHIGAN* L CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 4-27 L CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 5-2 L at Michigan L at Michigan 5-4 W at Toledo* L at Toledo* 5-5 W at Toledo* ! = Wildcat Invitational #= Hillenbrand Invitational *= Mid-American Conference game

6-0 0-11 1-3 1-2 3-1 1-9 2-11 0-10 1-5 6-5 3-6 3-7 4-3 3-0 1-0 1-7 0-1 2-1 0-1 5-1 0-2 3-2 1-3 3-2 1-2 1-0 6-3 2-1 1-0 0-2 1-4 2-3 2-5 5-4 5-3 0-8 0-5 0-1 0-8 0-3 3-6 1-11 2-0 0-1 7-0

2003 season Coach: Karen Baird 6-38 Overall; 4-17 MAC 2-28 W at Texas A&M-CC ! L vs. Wichita State ! 3-1 L vs. Texas Tech ! L vs. New Mexico ! 3-2 L vs. Baylor ! 3-4 L at Texas A&M-CC L at Texas A&M-CC 3-5 L at Southwest Texas St. L at Southwest Texas St. 3-6 L at Texas L at Texas 3-7 L at Texas San-Antonio 3-15 W at Indiana L at Indiana 3-23 L KENT STATE* W KENT STATE* 3-24 L KENT STATE* 3-26 L MARSHALL* L MARSHALL* 3-27 L DAYTON L DAYTON 3-29 L at Ball State* L at Ball State* 3-30 L at Ball State* 4-2 L MICHIGAN STATE 4-12 L at IPFW L at IPFW 4-13 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS* L NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 4-15 L at Michigan L at Michigan 4-16 W TOLEDO* L TOLEDO* 4-18 L W. MICHIGAN* L W. MICHIGAN* 4-19 W W. MICHIGAN* 4-25 L at Central Michigan* 4-26 L at Central Michigan* L at Central Michigan* 4-29 L at Michigan L at Michigan 5-2 L at Bowling Green* 5-3 L at Bowling Green* L at Bowling Green* ! = Islander Invitational *= Mid-American Conference game

2-0 1-4 2-3 4-7 2-12 0-10 1-3 0-11 2-7 0-8 1-7 3-12 3-2 4-5 0-8 9-7 0-8 0-11 5-7 2-4 3-5 0-9 2-9 3-4 1-8 1-6 5-6 4-0 0-8 2-5 2-10 8-4 1-6 2-5 1-6 5-2 2-6 0-1 4-7 0-6 2-12 1-5 1-5 2-4

2004 season Coach: Karen Baird 19-30 Overall: 8-16 MAC 2-20 W vs Long Island @ L at Florida Atlantic @ 2-21 W vs Rutgers @ L vs Michigan @ 2-22 L vs Rutgers (11) @ 2-23 L at Florida Atlantic L at Florida Atlantic 3-5 L at Marshall # W vs Pittsburgh # 3-6 W vs Cleveland State # 3-7 W vs Cleveland State # 3-7 L at Marshall # 3-13 W at IUPUI L at IUPUI 3-14 W at Butler W at Butler 3-20 L at Notre Dame L at Notre Dame 3-27 L at Northern Illinois* W at Northern Illinois* 3-28 L at Northern Illinois* 4-3 L BALL STATE* L BALL STATE* 4-4 W BALL STATE* 4-6 W at Detroit W at Detroit 4-9 L at Miami * L at Miami * 4-10 L at Miami* 4-14 L MICHIGAN L MICHIGAN 4-17 L at Western Michigan * W at Western Michigan * 4-18 L at Western Michigan * 4-24 L CENTRAL MICHIGAN * L CENTRAL MICHIGAN * 4-25 L CENTRAL MICHIGAN * 4-28 L at Michigan State 5-1 W BOWLING GREEN * 5-2 L BOWLING GREEN * W BOWLING GREEN * 5-5 W OHIO * W OHIO * 5-8 L AKRON * L AKRON * 5-9 L at Toledo * W at Toledo * 5-10 L #2 FLORIDA STATE W #2 FLORIDA STATE

6-2 2-5 3-1 0-5 6-8 0-2 0-3 3-5 7-4 12-1 5-2 2-5 3-1 3-7 4-3 3-0 0-2 1-9 4-5 4-0 2-4 1-2 3-8 10-0 6-4 12-0 1-2 6-7 2-7 0-5 0-5 1-9 3-1 6-10 1-8 0-7 3-9 1-5 3-2 5-9 6-0 2-1 9-2 0-5 1-2 1-2 4-1 0-2 6-5

2005 season Coach: Karen Baird 17-24 Overall: 11-12 MAC 3-2 L at Arizona State L at Arizona State 3-4 L at #1 Arizona 3-5 L at #1 Arizona 3-18 L at Ohio State @ 3-19 W vs Ball State @ 3-20 L vs. Notre Dame @ 3-26 W vs. Toledo* W vs. Toledo* 3-28 W vs. IPFW W vs. IPFW 3-30 W vs. Buffalo* L vs. Buffalo* 4-2 L vs. Central Michigan* L vs. Central Michigan* 4-3 L vs. Central Michigan* 4-5 L at Notre Dame L at Notre Dame 4-6 W vs. Michigan State 4-9 W vs. Northern Illinois* W vs. Northern Illinois* 4-10 L vs. Northern Illinois* 4-13 W vs. Toledo* 4-16 L at Bowling Green* L at Bowling Green* 4-17 W at Bowling Green* 4-19 L at Michigan L at Michigan 4-22 L at Ball State* 4-27 W vs. Kent State* W vs. Kent State* 4-30 L at Marshall* 5-1 L at Marshall* L at Marshall* 5-4 W at Oakland W at Oakland 5-7 W vs. Western Michigan* W vs. Western Michigan* 5-8 L vs. Western Michigan* 5-11 L vs. #2 Central Michigan& 5-12 L vs. #6 Bowling Green& @ = Buckeye Invitational & = MAC Tournament game * = Mid-American Conference game

@ = Florida Atlantic Tournament # = Marshall Tournament * = Mid-American Conference game

Dawn (Godfrey) Heck • Class of 2010 • 1995 ASA All-American

One of the best in program history, Dawn (Godfrey) Heck was a four-year letterwinner for EMU, earning first team All-MAC honors after her senior campaign. Heck currently holds EMU career records for: at bats (741), runs scored (122), and stolen bases (107), and is third in hits (206). Heck is still ranked in EMU single-season stolen bases, ranked second in 1996 with 41, fourth in 1994 with 30, and fifth in 1993 with 26. When she graduated, Heck was ranked in the top five in several Mid-American Conference career statistics, including second in at bats (741), fifth in stolen bases (107), and seventh in runs scored (122). She would go on to play for Daly’s Restaurant in post-graduate softball action and was an All-American selection in 1995 in ASA Class A fastpitch action.

Dawn (Godfrey) Heck

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1-2 2-6 0-15 2-3 7-12 3-2 1-4 4-3 3-2 11-1 10-3 3-1 0-9 0-1 1-7 1-2 0-1 5-7 4-3 2-1 2-0 1-7 5-1 1-4 0-8 2-0 1-5 2-14 1-2 2-1 3-2 0-1 1-2 3-7 6-3 9-0 6-5 3-0 0-1 1-4 1-2


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 2006 season Coach: Karen Baird 28-28 Overall: 14-8 MAC 2-17 L vs. #11 Washington! L vs. #25 LSU! 2-18 W vs. Western Kentucky! W vs. Mississippi Valley! 2-19 L vs. #11 Washington! 2-24 L vs. Austin Peay State @ W vs. Boston University @ 2-27 W at Mercer 2-28 L at Kennesaw State L at Kennesaw State 3-1 L at #11 Georgia L at #11 Georgia 3-3 W vs. Dartmouth# L vs. Syracuse# 3-4 L vs. Minnesota# L vs. Winthrop# 3-10 L vs. Portland State$ W vs. Kansas$ 3-11 L vs. Minnesota$ L vs. Kansas$ 3-24 L vs. #12 Michigan% 3-25 W vs. Middle Tennessee% W vs. Toledo% 3-26 W vs. #21 Louisville% 3-28 W at Michigan State 3-29 W DETROIT W DETROIT 3-31 L WESTERN MICHIGAN* W WESTERN MICHIGAN* 4-1 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 4-2 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 4-4 L at Notre Dame L at Notre Dame 4-7 L at Kent State* W at Kent State* 4-8 W at Buffalo* 4-9 W at Buffalo* 4-14 L at Central Michigan* 4-15 L at Central Michigan* 4-21 W at Toledo* W at Toledo* 4-22 L at Bowling Green* 4-23 L at Bowling Green* 4-28 L MIAMI* W MIAMI* 4-29 W BALL STATE* 4-30 W BALL STATE* 5-3 L at #13 Michigan 5-5 L OHIO* W OHIO* 5-6 W AKRON* 5-7 W AKRON* 5-11 W vs. Central Michigan& L vs. Western Michigan& 5-12 W vs. Northen Illinois& L vs. Kent State&

0-9 0-5 5-1 10-2 0-1 1-6 3-2 4-1 0-2 0-8 0-5 2-3 4-3 0-5 1-3 4-7 3-7 1-0 2-3 1-2 0-1 4-2 4-3 3-2 2-0 3-2 14-9 0-4 6-5 5-3 5-3 0-2 0-1 1-5 3-2 9-1 8-5 1-2 2-3 15-3 11-3 1-2 2-3 0-2 6-0 3-1 4-0 2-4 3-4 2-0 2-1 4-0 6-0 2-5 8-5 0-2

2007 Season Coach: Karen Baird 27-22 Overall; 13-5 MAC

2008 Season Coach: Karen Baird 15-30 Overall; 6-12 MAC

2-23 L vs. UAB! 0-5 L vs. South Florida! 2-3 2-24 L vs. Drake! 6-7 L at South Florida! 0-8 2-25 W vs. Drake! 1-0 2-26 L at Florida 0-4 L at Florida 1-9 2-27 L at South Florida 0-8 L at South Florida 6-7 3-1 L at Central Florida 2-4 L at Central Florida 4-7 3-2 L vs. Villanova@ 6-8 W vs. South Alabama@ 6-5 3-4 W vs. Virginia Tech@ 6-1 3-17 W at Louisville 4-2 L at Louisville 2-3 3-23 L at Indiana# 1-3 3-24 W vs. Buffalo# 8-6 3-24 L vs. Illinois-Chicago# 1-7 W at Indiana 3-2 3-25 W vs. Illinois-Chicago# 8-5 3-30 L at Northern Illinois* 4-5 W at Northern Illinois* 5-0 3-31 W at Western Michigan* 10-0 4-1 W at Western Michigan* 9-2 4-10 W at Notre Dame 2-1 4-13 L vs. Central Michigan 2-7 W vs. Central Michigan 9-1 4-17 W vs. Oakland 9-0 W vs. Oakland 6-1 4-20 W vs. Bowling Green* 1-0 W vs. Bowling Green* 2-1 4-21 W vs. Toledo* 7-1 4-22 W vs. Toledo* 6-8 4-27 W at Ball State* 7-1 W at Ball State* 6-3 4-28 L at Miami* 0-1 4-29 L at Miami* 1-3 5-1 L at Michigan 0-3 5-4 W at Akron* 12-0 W at Akron* 1-0 5-5 W at Ohio* 5-1 5-6 W at Ohio* 6-1 5-9 W vs. Ohio$ 8-3 5-10 W vs. Bowling Green$ 7-3 5-11 W vs. Ohio$ 8-3 5-12 W vs. Central Michigan$ 6-5 5-18 L at Michigan^ 0-3 5-19 L vs. Oregon State^ 1-6 * = Mid-American Conference game != USF “The Game” Tournament @ = Altamonte Springs Tournament # = Indiana University Classic $ = MAC Tournament ^ = NCAA Regional Tournament

2-15 W W 2-16 W L 2-17 L 2-25 L L 2-26 L L 2-27 L W 2-28 L 2-29 L 2-29 W 3-1 L 3-1 L 3-2 W 3-21 L 3-21 W 4-2 L 4-5 L 4-6 L 4-8 W L 4-9 L L 4-11 L L 4-12 W 4-13 L 4-16 L 4-18 L W 4-19 W 4-20 W 4-25 L L 4-26 W 4-27 L 4-30 W L 5-2 W L 5-3 L 5-4 L

vs. Bucknell at Longwood # vs. Bucknell # vs. Morehead State # vs. Pittsburgh # at Fresno State at Fresno State at UC Riverside at UC Riverside at San Diego at San Diego at #20 SDSU vs. James Madison! vs. San Diego! vs. #8 UCLA! at #20 SDSU! vs. St. Peter’s! at #21 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green at Michigan State at Central Michigan* at Central Michigan* vs. Cleveland State vs. Cleveland State at Notre Dame at Notre Dame at Bowling Green* at Bowling Green* at Toledo* at Toledo* at #6 Michigan vs. Akron* vs. Akron* vs. Ohio* vs. Ohio* at Ball State* at Ball State* at Miami* at Miami* at Oakland at Oakland at Buffalo* at Buffalo* at Kent State* at Kent State*

*= Mid-American Conference game # = Longwood Lead-off Classic ! = Aztec Invitational

* = Mid-American Conference game ! = Tiger Classic @ = Mercer Invitational # = Georgia Tech Buzz Classic $ = Kansas Jayhawk Classic % = Louisville Tournament & = MAC Tournament

2009 Season Coach: Karen Baird 22-30 Overall; 8-14 MAC 12-7 2-1 1-0 0-2 0-2 0-11 3-11 2-6 0-1 0-5 10-3 0-3 1-6 1-0 0-8 3-4 5-0 1-2 12-4 2-4 0-2 5-9 3-1 1-5 1-10 1-5 0-3 4-9 11-1 3-5 0-11 3-7 7-1 8-0 3-2 0-7 4-5 2-1 2-9 2-0 5-7 4-3 2-6 0-8 1-4

2-20 W L 2-21 W 2-22 W 2-24 L L 2-25 L L 2-27 L L 2-28 L W 3-1 W 3-13 L W 3-14 W L 3-15 L 3-20 W 3-21 W L 3-22 L W 3-24 L L 3-27 W L 3-28 L L 4-1 W W 4-3 L L 4-4 L 4-5 L 4-11 W 4-12 W 4-15 L 4-17 L L 4-18 W L 4-24 L L 4-25 L 4-26 W 4-29 W W 5-1 W W 5-2 W 5-3 L

vs. Albany # at South Florida # vs. Florida A&M # vs. #22 Louisville # at Florida Gulf Coast at Florida Gulf Coast vs. Bethune-Cookman at Central Florida vs. Villanova ! vs. Maine ! vs. Syracuse ! vs. Tennessee State ! vs. Stony Brook ! at #17 Louisville $ vs. Minnesota $ vs. Illinois-Chicago $ vs. #22 Ohio State $ vs. #22 Ohio State $ vs. Harvard & vs. Toledo & at Radford & vs. Harvard & vs. Toledo & at Wright State at Wright State vs. Miami* vs. Miami* vs. Ball State* vs. Ball State* vs. IPFW vs. IPFW at Ohio* at Ohio* at Akron* at Akron* vs. Central Michigan* vs. Central Michigan* at #8 Michigan vs. Kent State* vs. Kent State* vs. Buffalo* vs. Buffalo* at Western Michigan* at Western Michigan* at Northern Illinois* at Northern Illinois* at Detroit at Detroit vs. Toledo* vs. Toledo* vs. Bowling Green* vs. Bowling Green*

*= Mid-American Conference game # = USF The Game Tournament ! = UCF Invitational $ - Courtyard by Marriott Cardinal Tourney & - HIghlander Classic

Linda Milholland • Class of 2011 • 1.21 Career Earned Run Average

Linda Milhollard was a four-year letterwinner for Eastern Michigan University (1988, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91) where she became one of the top pitchers to ever don the Green and White uniform. Milholland finished her career with a remarkable 1.21 earned run average, a feat that still stands as the second-best mark in program history. She recorded the fourth-most career strikeouts with 310 and checked-in for 603 innings of work in the circle for the third-most by any EMU hurler. Her 54 career wins is third-best all-time as is her 17 career complete-game shutouts. In 1989, Milholland pitched in 35 games for the sixth most by any pitcher in a season. On March 8,1988, she punched out 10 batters in a win against Winthrop which currently is tied for sixth for strikeouts in a game. As a junior, Milholland was named second-team All-Mid-American Conference in 1990 after going 14-6 for the Green and White. She would eventually go on and post a career-best 17 wins in 1991 during her senior campaign.

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8-0 0-5 6-4 3-2 6-9 2-3 1-3 4-5 1-5 2-10 3-6 10-9 6-1 2-3 5-2 8-4 0-11 3-11 5-1 3-0 3-11 6-10 5-1 1-5 7-8 4-1 1-4 0-6 2-3 2-1 10-2 2-4 0-9 4-7 2-3 3-2 6-5 0-9 4-5 2-11 10-1 2-6 5-10 2-3 4-5 9-8 5-2 12-2 7-0 4-3 8-7 3-6

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 2011 Season Head Coach: Karen Baird 26-18 Overall; 12-8 MAC

2010 Season Interim Coach: Eric Oakley 19-30-1 Overall; 8-13-1 MAC 2-26 W 2-27 L L 2-28 W W 3-2 W L 3-3 L 3-4 L 3-5 L W 3-6 L L 3-7 L 3-19 W L 3-20 L 3-23 L L 3-30 L 3-31 W W 4-2 L W 4-3 W 4-4 W 4-9 L L 4-10 L 4-11 L 4-13 L W 4-14 W 4-16 L L 4-17 L 4-18 L 4-24 L L 4-28 W L 4-30 W L 5-1 W L 5-5 L 5-7 L T 5-8 W 5-9 W

vs. Villanova # vs. Minnesota # vs. St. Francis (Pa.) # vs. Georgia Southern # vs. Villanova at Florida Gulf Coast at Florida Gulf Coast at Florida Atlantic at Florida International vs. Florida State % at Florida Atlantic vs. Michigan State vs. Florida A&M vs. Connicticut vs. Northern Colorado $ vs. Northwestern $ vs. Missouri $ at Notre Dame at Notre Dame at Michigan State vs. Detroit vs. Detroit at Toledo* at Toledo* at Bowling Green* at Bowling Green* at Miami* at Miami* at Ball State* at Ball State* vs. Cleveland State vs. Cleveland State at Oakland vs. Ohio* vs. Ohio* vs. Akron* vs. Akron* vs. Central Michigan* vs. Central Michigan* vs. IPFW vs. IPFW at Kent State* at Kent State* vs. Buffalo* vs. Buffalo* at #2 Michigan vs. Western Michigan* vs. Western Michigan* vs. Northern Illinois* vs. Northern Illinois*

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13-5 0-4 1-3 8-7 3-2 1-0 1-4 5-9 1-6 0-8 3-2 0-3 2-5 2-3 6-4 1-6 0-9 0-9 3-9 2-9 10-2 8-0 5-6 12-7 9-2 5-2 1-3 1-10 1-3 3-4 7-9 5-2 5-3 2-11 1-6 0-1 7-6 3-5 1-7 9-7 0-4 12-6 5-6 13-5 4-8 1-11 5-7 7-7 7-6 7-4

2-25 W L 2-26 L 2-27 W W 3-1 W W 3-2 W W 3-18 W 3-19 L 3-20 L 3-26 W W 3-27 L 3-29 W W 4-1 L W 4-2 W L 4-8 W W 4-9 W W 4-12 L W 4-15 W L 4-16 L 4-17 L 4-22 W 4-23 L 4-30 W 5-1 L 5-3 L 5-5 L 5-6 W W 5-7 L 5-8 W 5-11 L 5-12 L

vs. UMBC # vs. Albany # vs. Iowa # vs. UMBC # vs. St. Francis (Pa.) # vs. St. Francis (Pa.) vs. St. Francis (Pa.) at Florida Gulf Coast at Florida Gulf Coast vs. Wright State $ at Indiana $ vs. Michigan State $ at Austin Peay State at Austin Peay State at Austin Peay State at Detroit at Detroit at Northern Illinois* at Northern Illinois* at Western Michigan* at Western Michigan* vs. Bowling Green* vs. Bowling Green* vs. Toledo* vs. Toledo* vs. Oakland vs. Oakland vs. Ball State* vs. Ball State* vs. Miami* vs. Miami* at Akron* at Ohio* at Central Michigan* at Central Michigan* at #2 Michigan at Michigan State vs. Buffalo* vs. Buffalo* vs. Kent State* vs. Kent State* vs. No. 4 Ball State % vs. No. 8 Kent State %

6-1 4-5 0-7 8-0 7-6 2-0 10-1 4-3 4-0 9-2 0-1 1-9 8-3 3-1 4-5 8-0 15-7 6-8 10-1 16-0 3-4 1-0 4-1 7-0 13-1 1-6 10-2 5-3 1-2 0-6 3-5 6-4 1-3 5-4 3-11 7-9 2-9 12-0 2-1 2-4 4-3 1-2 2-5

Varsity Field has been the home of the Eagles since the 1980s. The stadium has a renovated press box (1998) and includes a large bleacher seating area that can accommodate more than 500 fans. In 2007, a turf outdoor cage and new equipment room were added. The Eagles also have a new locker room with 25 lockers and a storage area at Varsity Field, added after the 2008 season.

*= Mid-American Conference game # = Moe’s Blue and Green Invitational $ = Hoosier Classic % = MAC Tournament

*= Mid-American Conference game # = Florida Gulf Coast Tournament % = FAU “Miken” Classic $ - DeMarini Invitational

Stacie Skodinski recorded the highest single-season batting average in EMU history in 2009 at a .425 (51-of-120) clip. She also set the highest career average in program history after hitting .345 through four seasons donning the Green and White.

The 2007 squad became the first team in the history of the program to win the Mid-American Conference Tournament and West Division titles. With the tournament win, the Eagles made their first NCAA appearance, falling to Oregon State and Michigan at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Senior Lauren Clark was named the MAC Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, becoming the first player to repeat as the top player in the conference.

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All-Time vs. Opponents School Record Last Time Adelphi 1-1 L, 0-1; 3-22-84 Akron 15-25 W, 6-4; 4-22-11 Alabama State First Meeting Albany 1-1 L, 4-5 (10); 2-25-11 Arizona 0-5 L, 2-3; 3-5-05 Arizona State 0-10 L, 2-6; 3-2-05 Arkansas 0-1 L, 1-6; 3-5-00 Austin Peay 2-2 L, 4-5; 3-27-11 Ball State 35-53 L, 1-2; 5-11-11 Baylor 0-1 L, 2-12; 3-2-03 Bethune-Cook 0-1 L, 1-3; 2-24-09 Boston U. 1-0 W, 3-2; 2-24-06 Bowling Green 36-47 W, 4-1; 4-8-11 Bradley 3-4 W, 8-3; 3-14-97 Bucknell 2-0 W, 1-0; 2-16-08 Buffalo 9-4 W, 2-1; 5-6-11 Butler 8-1 W, 3-0; 3-14-04 CS Fullerton 1-0 W, 6-5; 2-26-98 Cal-Poly 0-1 L, 0-2; 2-24-95 CS Northridge 0-1 L, 1-3; 2-24-02 Campbell 1-3 L, 2-10; 3-5-01 Canisius 1-1 W, 10-2; 2-26-99 Central Florida 0-3 L, 4-5; 2-25-09 Central Michigan 29-63-1 L, 3-11 (5); 5-1-11 Cleveland State 5-4 W, 5-2; 4-13-10 Colgate 1-0 W, 8-2; 3-18-85 Connecticut 0-2 L, 2-3; 3-7-10 Creighton 1-2 L, 0-3; 3-25-94 Dartmouth 1-0 W, 4-3; 3-3-06 Dayton 3-6 L, 3-5; 3-27-03 Delaware 0-1 L, 0-1; 2-28-99 DePaul 0-1 L, 1-8; 3-31-90 Detroit 43-6 W, 15-7; 3-29-11 Drake 3-1 W, 1-0; 2-25-07 East Carolina 6-9 W, 3-0; 3-1-99 E. Stroudsburgh 1-0 W, 2-1; 3-21-81 Eastern Illinois 3-2 W, 6-2; 3-15-95 Eastern Kentucky 2-0 W, 3-0; 3-28-99 Evansville 2-1 L, 1-5; 3-1-02 Fairleigh D. 1-0 W, 4-0; 3-19-81 Ferris State 2-2 W, 7-0; 4-15-87 Florida 0-2 L, 9-1; 2-26-07 Florida A&M 3-2 L, 2-5; 3-6-10 Florida Atlantic 3-5 W, 3-2; 3-5-10 Florida Int. 0-2 L, 0-6; 3-4-10 Florida GC 3-3 W, 4-0; 3-2-11 Florida State 1-17 L, 0-8; 3-5-10 Francis Marion 1-0 W, 5-0; 3-2-82 Fresno State 0-3 L, 3-11; 2-25-08 Furman 2-3 L, 3-6; 3-9-01 Gardner-Webb First Meeting George Mason 1-0 W, 6-3; 3-2-96 Georgia 0-2 L, 2-3; 3-1-06 Georgia Southern 1-0 W, 8-7; 2-28-10 Georgia State 1-2 L, 1-9; 3-2-01 Georgia Tech 3-3 L, 2-3; 3-6-01 Glassboro 2-0 W, 7-1; 3-21-85 Grand Valley 2-0 W, 1-0; 4-14-82 Harvard 1-0 W, 5-1; 3-20-09 Hawaii 1-2 L, 3-7; 3-3-02 Illinois State 5-0 W, 9-7; 3-7-91 Illinois-Chicago 2-2 W, 8-4; 3-14-09 Indiana 4-5 L, 0-1 (6); 3-19-11 Indiana State 3-1 W, 1-0; 3-28-93

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School Record Last Time Iowa 1-4 L, 0-7; 2-26-11 Iowa State 2-3 W, 1-0; 3-18-94 IPFW 5-3 L, 0-4; 4-28-10 Ithaca 2-0 W, 6-2; 3-4-82 IUPUI 1-1 L, 3-7; 3-13-04 Jacksonville First Meeting James Madison 0-1 L, 1-6; 2-29-08 Kansas 1-1 L, 1-2; 3-11-06 Kennesaw State 0-2 L, 0-8; 2-28-06 Kent State 29-43 L, 2-5; 5-12-11 Liberty Baptist 1-0 W, 3-0; 3-20-81 Lipscomb First Meeting Long Beach 1-2 W, 6-5; 3-1-02 Long Island 1-0 W, 6-2; 2-20-04 Longwood 1-0 W, 2-1; 2-15-08 Louisiana Tech 1-4 W, 3-2; 3-19-94 Louisville 3-2 L, 2-3; 3-13-09 Loyola-Chicago 1-0 W, 8-4; 3-20-11 Loyola-Mary 0-2 L, 3-4; 2-24-98 LSU 0-2 L, 0-5; 2-17-06 Maine 0-1 L, 2-10; 2-27-09 Marshall 2-11 L, 3-7; 5-1-05 Maryland 1-0 W, 2-0; 2-24-96 Massachusetts 2-4 L, 0-1; 2-18-95 McNeese State 1-0 W, 5-2; 3-2-91 Mercer 3-2 W, 4-1; 2-27-06 Miami 41-33 L, 3-5; 4-17-11 Michigan 8-52 L, 7-9; 5-3-11 Michigan State 11-26 L, 2-9; 5-5-11 Middle Tenn. 1-0 W, 4-2; 3-25-06 Minnesota 1-3 L, 0-4; 2-27-10 Miss. State 0-1 L, 0-1; 3-22-86 Miss. Valley 1-0 W, 10-2; 2-18-06 Missouri 1-5 L, 0-9; 3-20-10 Morehead State 1-3 L, 0-2; 2-16-08 Morgan State 1-0 W, 12-1; 2-26-99 NC-Charlotte 2-1 L, 0-2; 2-21-97 NC-Wilmington 5-0 W, 6-2; 3-1-97 NE Louisiana 1-1 W, 9-4; 4-18-92 New Mexico 1-7 L, 4-7; 3-1-03 New Mexico St. 1-0 W, 5-3; 2-17-95 Niagara First Meeting Nicholls State 1-0 W, 2-1; 4-17-92 North Carolina 7-8 L, 3-5; 3-5-99 Northern Colorado 1-0 W, 6-4; 3-19-10 Northern Ill. 23-29 W, 10-1 (6); 4-1-11 Northern Iowa 1-2 L, 1-2; 2-23-02 Northwestern 0-3 L, 1-6; 3-19-10 Northwestern St. 1-1 W, 3-1; 3-21-83 Notre Dame 2-13 L, 3-9; 3-23-10 NW Louisiana 1-0 W, 2-1; 4-21-91 Oakland 12-3 W, 10-5; 4-12-11 Ohio 48-28 L, 1-3 (5); 4-23-11 Ohio State 3-13 L, 3-11; 3-15-09 Oklahoma 0-1 L, 7-9; 3-10-90 OK State 0-1 L, 1-8; 3-12-93 Oregon State 0-1 L, 1-6; 5-19-07 Penn State 1-3 L, 0-8; 3-13-98 Pittsburgh 1-1 L, 0-2; 2-17-08 Portland State 0-1 L, 3-7; 3-10-06 Princeton 0-2 L, 0-1; 3-6- 99 Purdue 1-1 L, 3-4; 3-23-96 Radford 1-1 L, 3-11; 3-21-09 Robert Morris 2-2 W, 12-2; 3-4-00

School Rutgers Sacred Heart Saginaw Valley Samford San Diego San Diego St. San Jose State Santa Clara Seton Hall S. Alabama S. Carolina S. Florida S. Illinois Spartanburg St. Bonaventure St. Francis (Pa.) St. Louis St. Peter’s Stanford Stetson Stony Brook SW Louisiana SW Missouri SW Texas St. Syracuse Temple Tenn. Chatt. Tenn. State Tenn. Tech Texas Texas A&M CC Texas-SA Texas Tech Toledo Towson State Trenton State Tulsa UAB UC Riverside UCLA UC SB UMBC UNKC UNC Greensboro UNLV Utah State Valparaiso Villanova Virginia Virginia Tech Washington Wayne State W. Florida W. Illinois W. Kentucky W. Michigan Wichita State Winthrop Wisconsin Wisc. GB Wright State Youngstown St.

Record Last Time 2-3-1 L, 6-8; 2-22-04 1-1 W, 7-4; 3-18-87 2-0 W, 1-0; 4-12-85 2-0 W, 1-0; 4-18-92 2-1 W, 1-0; 2-29-08 1-4 L, 3-4; 3-1-08 1-0 W, 3-1; 2-24-02 0-1 L, 1-3; 2-20-98 2-0 W, 10-0; 3-23-84 1-0 W, 6-5; 3-2-07 4-5 L, 3-4; 2-21-94 4-9 L, 0-5; 2-20-09 3-1 W, 4-1; 3-15-96 1-0 W, 8-4; 3-5-82 1-1 L, 2-4; 2-27-00 5-1 W, 10-1; 3-1-11 4-0 W, 3-0; 3-9-01 1-0 W, 5-0; 3-2-08 0-2 L, 0-13; 2-28-98 2-1 W, 14-2; 3-6-90 1-0 W, 6-1; 3-1-09 1-0 W, 1-0; 4-21-91 0-2 L, 1-2; 3-19-94 0-2 L, 2-7; 3-5-03 0-2 L, 3-6; 2-28-09 3-3 W, 6-0; 2-22-97 0-1 L, 4-9; 3-15-97 1-0 W, 10-9; 2-28-09 3-1 L, 0-2; 4-17-92 0-2 L, 1-7; 3-6-03 1-2 L, 1-3; 3-4-03 0-1 L, 3-12; 3-7-03 0-1 L, 2-3; 3-1-03 52-43 W, 13-1 (5); 4-9-11 1-0 W, 6-5; 2-27-99 0-2 L, 3-4; 3-22-85 1-0 W, 5-0; 2-25-95 0-1 L, 0-5; 2-23-07 0-2 L, 0-1; 2-26-08 0-2 L, 0-8; 3-1-08 0-2 L, 2-5; 2-25-98 3-1 W, 8-0; 2-27-11 4-2 W, 6-4; 3-4-01 1-0 W, 3-2; 2-20-93 0-1 L, 3-6; 2-18-95 1-0 W, 4-2; 2-17-95 1-0 W, 3-1; 4-11-87 4-2 W, 3-2; 2-28-10 5-5 W, 6-3; 3-5-99 1-0 W, 6-1; 3-4-07 0-2 L, 0-1; 2-19-06 5-3 W, 3-0; 4-7-87 1-0 W, 3-2; 3-21-86 6-1 W, 6-3; 3-13-97 1-0 W, 5-1; 2-18-06 42-55-1 L, 3-4; 4-2-11 0-1 L, 1-4; 2-28-03 6-2 L, 4-7; 3-4-06 2-1 L, 2-8; 3-14-97 2-1 W, 4-2; 3-28-93 3-2 W, 9-2; 3-18-11 3-1 W, 5-1; 5-4-88 BOLD indicates 2012 opponent

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EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Welch Hall and Ypsilanti Water Tower

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Where We’re Located Eastern Michigan University is located in historic Ypsilanti, seven miles east of Ann Arbor, 40 miles west of Detroit and just 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is an area rich in academic, research, technological and recreational resources. The University also has sites in Livonia, Jackson, Traverse City, Flint, Detroit and Monroe. EMU’s 800 plus-acre main campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails and has 122 buildings throughout the academic and athletic campuses. Eagle Crest – Eastern Michigan’s conference center, golf course and resort – is located on the banks of nearby Ford Lake. Recently named “A Cool City,” by Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm, Ypsilanti plays a leading role in industry and education. The city and the University have forged close ties that have lasted 160 years.

What Makes Us Unique In 1849, with the passage of Act No. 138, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan formally paved the way for the establishment of Michigan State Normal School, with the exclusive purposes of instructing persons in the art of teaching; providing a good common school education; and giving instruction in the mechanic arts, husbandry, agricultural chemistry and the laws of the United States. Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves nearly 22,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan’s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education.

Enrollment Profile

With nearly 23,000 students, EMU provides a rich learning environment for the university community. The University currently has approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. Our students represent 45 states and 93 foreign countries. Of undergraduate students, 69 percent are full time and 60 percent are women. The most popular majors are education, business, social sciences and history, science and engineering, English, and the health professions. EMU’s population is approximately 70 percent white; 16 percent black; 3 percent international; 6 percent undeclared; 2.5 percent Asian-American; 2 percent Hispanic and 0.5 percent Native-American. Eastern Michigan offers a number of special academic programs to help students succeed. These include the Honors College; the Holman Learning Center; distance learning; accelerated format programs; online, weekend and evening programs and courses; American Humanics certification; the World College Study Abroad Tours; a specialized master’s degree program for corporations offered on site; a double master’s degree; online technologies for education and training through the Centers for Corporate Training; and EMU Worldwide. With more than 200 academic and social organizations, an extensive intramural sports program, 21 NCAA Division I-A sports and numerous cultural activities from which to choose, EMU students have diverse opportunities to become involved in campus life. Students’ on-campus housing choices range from traditional dormitory-style rooms to apartments and include living/learning center options.

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Faculty/Staff

Eastern Michigan University employs 689 full-time faculty and 1,100 staff members. Ninety-four percent of EMU professors have doctoral degrees or terminal degrees in their field. The student to faculty ratio is 19:1. Faculty work closely with students, and many involve students in their research. In 2009, the University celebrated its 29th annual Undergraduate Symposium; a benchmark program for undergraduate research.

Community Outreach

EMU’s Economic Impact

Since its founding in 1849, Eastern Michigan has provided quality services to the residents of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, the State of Michigan and other states and nations. EMU’s total impact on the Michigan economy of an estimated $3 billion annually reflects a return of more than $30 for each dollar received from the state. The University’s total impact on the Michigan economy results in a contribution of $115 million in state tax revenue. Thus, EMU’s impact on state government tax revenue is $1.25 in taxes for each dollar received from the state.

Eastern Michigan is making an impact nationally by channeling its academic research as a means of solving real-world problems. EMU currently has 14 research institutes and centers that focus on community building and civic engagement, quality, community and regional development, small business development, geospatial education, textiles, export assistance and product development. EMU is well known for merging theory and practice for the benefit of the community. Applied research leads to new knowledge, new jobs and new business. Annually, the university receives about $15 million in revenues for sponsored research and community service activities.

The Alumni Association

Representing more than 142,000 alumni and friends, the Alumni Association sponsors social and service-related programs for more than 20 geographically-based and special-interest alumni chapters.

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Education First Mission Statement

Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching through traditional and innovative approaches, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research, and creative and artistic expression. Building on a proud tradition of national leadership in the preparation of teachers, we maximize educational opportunities and personal and professional growth for students from diverse backgrounds through an array of baccalaureate, master’s and doc-

TIMELINE March 28, 1849: State Legislature passed Act No. 138 entitled “An Act to Establish a State Normal School.” Oct. 5, 1852: Official dedication of Michigan State Normal School. March 29, 1853: Michigan State Normal School opens, offering two programs of study, a “classical course” and an “English course.” 1854: Michigan State Normal School holds first commencement, with three graduates. Sept. 1881: The student newspaper, The Normal News, is founded as a monthly. 1890: MSNS is the first Michigan institution to establish a department of geography.

toral programs. We strive to provide a student-focused learning environment that enhances the lives of students and positively impacts the community. We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through service initiatives, and public and private partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional, national and international opportunities and challenges.

Sept. 15, 1897: The student newspaper is renamed The Normal College News, published twice a month.

Our History

1897: MSNS is the first U.S. teacher’s college to become a four-year institution.

When the state of Michigan was just 12 years old, Michigan State Normal School was designated by the state legislature as the first institution to educate teachers to serve the public schools. The University thus began, somewhat humbly, as the sixth teacher education institution in the nation. A campus that today comprises more than 800 acres was once a four-acre plot with one building and two programs of study – a classical course and an English Course. The school’s name has changed several times – to Michigan State Normal College in 1899; to Eastern Michigan College in 1956; and finally to Eastern Michigan University in 1959. During its first 100 years, the institution certified thousands of teachers and developed the broad-based curricula that ultimately prepared it for university status. Within that new university, three colleges emerged: Education, Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. The University has since expanded three more times; adding the College of Business in 1964, the College of Health and Human Services in 1975 and the College of Technology in 1980. More recently Eastern Michigan has developed Extended Programs that include Continuing Education, the Centers for Corporate Training, the World College and numerous community-focused institutes. The University has enhanced its learning environment through structural initiatives during the past several years. Recent construction includes the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility (1998), the Convocation Center (1998), the Bruce T. Halle Library (1998), the John W. Porter College of Education Building (1999), the Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services Building (2000), the Village residence hall (2001), University House (2003) and the Student Center (2006).

The City of Ypsilanti

Fast Facts

Founded: 1849 - Michigan State Normal School Enrollment: Fifth-largest state institution in Michigan Undergraduates: 17,808 Graduates: 4,830 Gender: Undergraduates: 59% female; 41% male Graduates: 65% female; 35% male Michigan residents: 88 percent President: Susan Martin Board of Regents: Eight-member board, appointed by governor Faculty: 689 full time Faculty holding Ph.D.: 93 percent Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1 New Freshmen Average GPA: 3.1 New Freshmen Average ACT: 21 New Freshmen Average SAT: 1,014 Academic programs: 423 majors, minors and concentrations, plus 167 graduate degrees and certificate programs Doctoral programs: 2 - Educational Leadership; Clinical Psychology Campus Buildings: 122 Campus Size: 880 acres Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division FBS (1-A) NCAA Conference: Mid-American Conference Mascot: Eagles Colors: Green and White 2011-12 Tuition and Fees* In-state and Ohio, 30 credit hours: Out-of-State, 30 credit hours: Room and Board, 18 meals weekly: *subject to change

$8,683 $23,095 $7,895

Ypsilanti is a city in Washtenaw County with a population of 22,362. Originally a trading post established in 1809 by Gabriel Godfroy, a FrenchCanadian fur trader from Montreal, a permanent settlement was established on the east side of the Huron River in 1823 by Major Thomas Woodruff. It was incorporated into the Territory of Michigan as the village Woodruff ’s Grove. A separate community a short distance away on the west side of the river was established in 1825 under the name “Ypsilanti”, after Demetrius Ypsilanti, a hero in the Greek War of Independence. Woodruff ’s Grove changed its name to Ypsilanti in 1829, and the two communities eventually merged. Henry Ford and the automotive industry came to Ypsilanti in the 1930s and beautiful Ford Lake was created to generate hydroelectric power for the manufacturing plants. During World War II, Ypsilanti became home to the Willow Run Bomber Plant, a factory that would employ 100,000 workers.

Oct. 22, 1896: Theodore Roosevelt visits Michigan State Normal School.

April 28, 1899: Michigan State Normal School is renamed Michigan State Normal College. 1900: Student athletes unofficially adopt the nickname Normalites. Athletes could wear either a “Y” for Ypsilanti or an “N” for Normal. 1915: MSNC is the first U.S. teacher’s college to establish training for teachers of the disabled. Oct. 24, 1929: Athletic teams are named the Hurons. July 1, 1956: Michigan State Normal College becomes Eastern Michigan College. July 6, 1956: The student newspaper is renamed The Eastern Echo, a weekly publication. June 1, 1959: Eastern Michigan College is renamed Eastern Michigan University. 1959: The College of Education is established. 1959: The College of Arts and Sciences is established. Oct. 13, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy visits Eastern Michigan University 1964: The College of Business is established. 1975: The College of Health and Human Services is established. 1980: The College of Technology is established. 1990: Eastern Michigan University begins the first phase of a $213-million investment in campus renovations. Jan. 30, 1991: The Board of Regents approve changing the Huron name and logo. May 22, 1991: Board of Regents approve new EMU logo and nickname - the Eagles. Sept. 9, 1994: The mascot “Swoop” is officially adopted. Nov. 28, 1995: Groundbreaking for the Bruce T. Halle Library is held. Oct. 30, 1996: President Bill Clinton visits EMU to present a speech on women in the business community. Sept. 20, 1997: A “beaming ceremony” is hosted to celebrate construction of the new Convocation Center. June 1, 1998: The official opening of the $41-million Bruce T. Halle Library is held. Oct. 9, 1998: Official dedication of the Bruce T. Halle Library takes place. Jan. 1, 1999: Eastern Michigan University begins a year-long celebration of its sesquicentennial. May 2000: President Bill Clinton delivers the commencement address at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center. Sept. 21, 2004: A ground breaking Ceremony is held for the New $37.5-million EMU Student Center. May 14, 2008: Dr. Susan Martin is appointed the 22nd president of EMU by a unanimous vote of the EMU Board of Regents. July 7, 2008: Dr. Susan Martin begins her role as EMU President.

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Eastern Michigan University Facilities

Our 803-acre campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails, and has 128 buildings, the Lake House and Rynearson Stadium located on the south side of Huron River. Eagle Crest – our conference center, golf course and resort – is located on the banks of nearby Ford Lake. Most recent additions include the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility (1998); the Convocation Center (1998); the Bruce T. Halle Library (1998); the John W. Porter Building, housing the College of Education (1999); the environmentally sustainable Everett L. Marshall Building, housing the College of Health and Human Services (2000); the renovation of Boone Hall (2000), housing our Extended Programs offices; and The Village (2001), a spacious, apartment-style residence facility. There are currently 11 residence halls and three apartment complexes with 583 units housing more than 4,000 students. The EMU Student Center also opened in November of 2006.

PRAY-HARROLD COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

EVERETT L. MARSHALL COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

THE BRUCE T. HALLE LIBRARY The $41-million Bruce T. Halle Library represents the latest technological trends in libraries, integrating traditional print with emerging electronic sources. The 218,000-square-foot facility has 520 computer workstations; 300,000 volumes of open-shelf books; 800,000 volumes in an automated retrieval collection; 3,000 network connection ports; a 100-seat auditorium with seats wired for laptop computers; a 70-seat teleconferencing room; a 130-station computing commons with six learning labs (electronic classrooms); a distance learning lab; a television studio; the Paradox Cafe; individual and group study areas and selfdirection stations.

JOHN W. PORTER COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

SILL HALL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

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THE EMU STUDENT CENTER Since Nov. 6, 2006, EMU Student Center has become the new vibrant hub of activity on EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti, MI. In fact, in April 2007, it was voted the “Best Place to Hang Between Classes” by Eastern Echo readers. From the wide range of eatery choices to the fireplace lounges, there’s so much more in between: EMU Bookstore, TCF Bank, wireless Internet access*, a 24/7 computer lab, two art galleries, meeting/conference/banquet rooms, a dining room stage, and an auditorium for movies, live performances and guest lectures. Additionally, students will find many EMU student services, programs and organization offices all under one roof. When you view it altogether, EMU Student Center lives up to its slogan: Centered on You!

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President Susan W. Martin

Dr. Susan W. Martin EMU President

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Entering her fourth year as the president of Eastern Michigan University, Dr. Susan W. Martin has made a significant impact on the campus in her short time in Ypsilanti. Named the 22nd president of EMU May 14, 2008, she is the first female president in EMU’s 161-year history. Martin officially took office July 7, 2008. “I am thrilled to be chosen for the honor of leading this great University, which has a strong history of excellent education and a bright future,” said Martin. During her inaugural address Martin set fourth an ambitious vision for the university. The goals included building on the pillars of academic excellence, refreshing alumni relationships, comprehensive fundraising and earning the public’s trust. Under Martin’s guidance in 2008, EMU was again recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by The Princeton Review for the sixth straight year. Ad-

ditionally, for the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review recognized Eastern’s College of Business as one of the “Best 296 Business Schools” in the nation. Eastern Michigan also was awarded a 2009 Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s (MHPN) Government/Institutional Award for its preservation of the University’s core historic campus. Prior to coming to EMU, Martin was the provost and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at the University of MichiganDearborn. The majority of Martin’s higher education career was at Grand Valley State University, where she taught and published as a professor of accounting and taxation. Martin served as director of the master of taxation program, director of international business programs, and chair of the accounting and taxation department. In June 2001, Martin joined the GVSU provost’s office and served in roles as assistant, associate, and ex-

ecutive associate vice president of academic affairs. One of her major duties in that office was to help manage the $154 million budget for the Academic Affairs Division. Before GVSU, Martin was deputy state treasurer for the Bureau of Local Government Services for Michigan from June 1981-June 1984. She also was the commissioner of revenue for the state of Michigan from 19851988. Martin is chair of the State of Michigan Hospital Finance Authority, originally appointed by former Gov. Blanchard and then reappointed by Governors Engler and Jennifer Granholm. She also was appointed by Gov. Granholm to serve as her exofficio representative on The Detroit Medical Center Financial Emergency Task Force in 2003-2004. Martin received her doctoral degree in accounting from Michigan State University in 1988 and her master’s degree in accounting from MSU in 1976. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in 1971. In 2009, Martin received the MSU Department of Accounting and Information Systems Alumna of the Year Award. Martin is married and has three children.

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Board of Regents The Board of Regents is the governing body of Eastern Michigan University. Its current format was created when the State of Michigan ratified a new constitution, Jan. 6, 1964. The Board comprises eight regents who are appointed to eight-year terms by the governor. The current EMU Regents are Roy Wilbanks, chair; Francine Parker, vice chair; Floyd Clack; Beth Fitzsimmons; Michael Hawks; Mike Morris; Thomas W. Sidlik; and James F. Stapleton. “Other institutions of higher education established by law having authority to grant baccalaureate degrees shall each be governed

Roy E. Wilbanks Chair

Roy E. Wilbanks was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Granholm in December 2004 to fill the seat vacated by Rosalind E. Griffin for a term ending in December 2012. Wilbanks was employed by Eastern Michigan University in various roles such as: Assistant to the President for Government and Community Relations, Vice PresiRoy E. Wilbanks dent for University Relations and Secretary to the Board of Regents, Chair Executive Vice President, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Michigan Foundation and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Michigan Foundation. In 2004, he was inducted into the Ypsilanti High School Athletic Hall of Fame and, in 2003, he was awarded the John W. Porter Distinguished Service Award. Wilbanks earned a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Wilbanks serves as chair of the Eagle Administrative Services Board and is a resident of Ypsilanti.

Francine Parker Vice Chair Francine Parker was appointed by Governor Granholm in January 2007 to Francine Parker Vice Chair

replace Joseph Antonini, whose term expired in December 2006. Parker is the Executive Director of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, which provides health care benefits to UAW retirees. Parker, who has more than 40 years of healthcare experience, retired as president and CEO of Health Alliance Plan in 2008. She serves as chair of the Personnel and Compensation committee, chair of the Faculty Affairs committee and vice chair of the Educational Policies committee. She is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 2014.

Michael Hawks Michael Hawks was appointed by Governor Snyder in February 2011 to

replace Phil Incarnati, whose term had expired. He is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018. He serves as chair of the Athletic Affairs committee and vice chair of the Finance, Audit and Investment committee. Hawks was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and grew up in Ypsilanti Township. He graduated from Ypsilanti High School where he excelled in football and received a full athletic-scholarship from Eastern Michigan University. Hawks earned a varsity letter as a true freshman and went on to be the team’s Michael Hawks starting Noseguard the next three seasons. While at EMU, he earned a BA in Business Administration and subsequently earned a MA in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University. After completing his Higher Education, he served as Chief of Staff for the Majority Floor Leader in the Michigan House of Representatives and on the Staff of the Speaker of the House. He currently serves as a director of Governmental Consultant Services Inc. (GCSI) in Lansing, Michigan. GCSI is a multi-client Lobbying firm that is consistently recognized as Michigan’s number one rated firm. Hawks individually has consistently been voted among the 10 best lobbyists in the state by independent political surveys of Capitol insiders.

Mike Morris Mike Morris was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in February 2011

to replace Gary Hawks, whose term had expired. He is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018. He is chairman and chief executive officer of American Electric Power (AEP). From 1997 to 2003, Morris was chairman, president and CEO of Northeast Utilities System. Before joining Northeast Utilities, he was president and CEO of Consumers Energy, principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, and president of CMS Marketing, Services and Trading. He was previously president of Colorado Interstate Gas Co. and Mike Morris executive vice president of marketing, transportation and gas supply for ANR Pipeline Co., both subsidiaries of El Paso Energy. Morris was the founder and president of ANR Gathering Co., one of the first gas marketing companies in the United States. Morris is past chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited. He also serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Board, the National Governors Association’s Task Force on Electricity Infrastructure, Business Roundtable (chairing the Business Roundtable’s Sustainable Growth Initiative). He serves as a director of the boards of Alcoa, Battelle and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Morris graduated from Eastern Michigan University with both bachelors and masters degrees in biology. He served on the Board of Regents at Eastern Michigan University from 1997-2004. He is currently serving a new term through 2018. In 1995 he received the university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. During his graduate years, he was commander of the ROTC Brigade. Morris received a law degree, cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law and is a member of the Michigan Bar Association.

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by a board of control which shall be a body corporate. The board shall have general supervision of the institution and the control and direction of all expenditures from the institution’s funds. It shall, as often as necessary, elect a president of the institution under its supervision. He shall be the principal executive officer of the institution and be ex-officio a member of the board without the right to vote. The board may elect one of its members or may designate the president to preside at board meetings. Each board of control shall consist of eight members who shall hold office for terms of eight years, not more than two of which shall expire in the same year, and who shall be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner.”

Floyd Clack Floyd Clack was appointed by Governor Granholm in June 2005 to fill the

seat vacated by Steven G. Gordon, and then reappointed to a full term in January of 2007. Clack was a member of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners (District 2) from 1996-2004 and is a former state representative, serving seven terms from 1982 – 1996. He also served as a member of the Flint City Council from 1979 – 1982 and was a guidance counselor and teacher in the Flint Community Schools. He is a former president of the Flint NAACP. Clack received a master’s degree in counseling from EMU Floyd Clack in 1972. He lives in Flint. Clack serves as vice chair of the Student Affairs committee, vice chair of the Athletic Affairs committee and secretary of the Eagle Administrative Services Board.

Beth Fitzsimmons Beth Fitzsimmons was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in February 2011

to replace Mohamed Okdie, who resigned. She is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2016. She serves as chair of the Student Affairs committee. Dr. Fitzsimmons founded Information Strategists, LLC, in 1987, a company that provides information services for high tech companies. Clients include scientists, engineers, marketing specialists and executives of major U.S. corporations. From 2003-2008, she was appointed by the President and chaired the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS). Beth From 1996-1999, Dr. Fitzsimmons was involved with several projects at the Fitzsimmons U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to that, she was associated with CENDI; an Executive Branch interagency working group composed of the scientific and technical (STI) managers from the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Defense, Health and Human Services, and NASA. Dr. Fitzsimmons served as the information specialist for 10 years at Aerodyne Research, Inc., and also has served as the Chairman of the Depository Library Council to the U.S. Public Printer (1993-94) and received the Public Printer’s Distinguished Service Award. She is the current President of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, the largest Rotary Club in Michigan, and has served on the Boards of the YMCA, University of Michigan Libraries, HelpSource, First Congregational Church, Cleary University, Library of Michigan Foundation, and MIT Enterprise Forum.

Thomas W. Sidlik Thomas W. Sidlik was appointed to the Board of Regents of Eastern Michi-

gan University by Governor Granholm in December 2004 to a term expiring in December 2012. He was elected by the Board as EMU’s Vice-Chair from June 2005 to January 2007. In January 2007, he was elected to be the Chair of the EMU Board of Regents, for a term ending in February 2009. He has served as the Chair of the EMU Educational Policies Committee since January 2007. In March 2009 he was appointed to be the vice chair of the Faculty Affairs committee. He is a member of the Finance, Audit and Thomas Sidlik Investment committee and the Executive committee. In other capacities, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Sidlik retired as a member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG in August 2007. Sidlik has been vice chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and Chairman of the Council’s Executive Committee. Sidlik is a resident of Ann Arbor.

James F. Stapleton Jim Stapleton was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm in January

of 2007 to replace Karen Valvo, who resigned. Stapleton was reappointed by Governor Granholm in January 2009 to his own eight-year term that expires December 31, 2016. He is currently a member of the Board’s Executive committee (in the capacity of chair of the Finance, Audit and Investment committee). He is vice chair of the Eagle Administrative Services board. Stapleton is President and CEO of B&R Consultants. From 2001 through July of 2004 (while continuing to fully own and operate B&R), Stapleton James F. assumed the responsibilities of Senior Vice President of Business Affairs of Stapleton the Detroit Tigers, making him (for a good majority of his tenure) the highest ranking African-American within the business operations of a Major League Baseball franchise. In July of 2004, Stapleton left Major League Baseball to participate in a group that, in June of 2005, purchased the Minnesota Vikings. He is the former president of The Think Twice Foundation, an organization comprised of African and Jewish American Community Leaders that raised more than $1 million and provided more than 200 units of new and/or refuRBIhed housing for Detroit residents. He is also a past chairman of the Detroit Chapter of the Urban League. Stapleton has also served on several profit and not-for-profit boards, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wayne State University’s Shiffman Medical Library Board of Visitors, Ontario Michigan Rail, and the Board of Directors of Detroit Commerce Bank.

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Dr. Derrick Gragg

Dr. Derrick Gragg Athletics Director The mark of an exceptional athletics program is the progress that is made each year. And under the leadership of athletics director Dr. Derrick Gragg, the Eastern Michigan University department of athletics has turned in successful campaigns in each of his first five years at the helm. During Gragg’s first year at EMU in 200607, the department set a school and MidAmerican Conference record by capturing a remarkable eight team conference titles, adding a league post-season crown and recording two runner-up finishes. The MAC-record eight team championships eclipsed the mark of six held jointly by Central Michigan University (2003-04) and Western Michigan University (1984-85). In 2007-08, Gragg’s second as athletics director, EMU followed up the record-breaking eight championships in 2006-07 with four league regular-season titles and one MAC Tournament crown and the Eagles secured the Reese Trophy which is awarded annually to the top overall men’s athletics program in the league. Eastern had won the prestigious Reese Trophy three previous times (1987-88, 1990-91 and 1995-96). Gragg was nationally recognized for his leadership in 2008-09, earning the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) Administrator of the Year Award. He received the award at the BCA National Convention and Expo Awards Banquet, May 29, 2009, in Indianapolis, Ind.

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The Eagles won a pair of MAC titles during the 2008-09 campaign in men’s cross country and swimming, while finishing as the runner-up in men’s golf, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s golf and women’s soccer en route to a second place finish in the Reese Trophy standings. Eastern continued to excel in 2009-10 with a trio of MAC team titles, 30 individual MAC Championships and 60 student-athletes named to the All-MAC teams. Gragg also helped spearhead the construction of EMU’s $3.9 million multi-purpose indoor athletic practice facility located near the north end of Rynearson Stadium. The 2010-11 season proved to be another record-setting campaign for EMU Athletics. The women’s outdoor track and field team won in 11 years to go along with the men’s cross country team capturing its 15 MAC crown. The Eagles finished near the top in the battle for the Mid-American Conference all-sports championships. The women’s athletic program turned in third place showing in the race for the Jacoby Trophy, while the men’s athletic program turned in its fifth consecutive top five finish in the battle for the Reese Trophy. Gragg was named EMU’s 11th athletic director, Feb. 21, 2006, after spending the previous six years at the University of Arkansas. He first joined the U of A in 2000 as an associate athletic director and was promoted to senior associate athletic director in 2003 Name: Born: High School: College:

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and then to deputy athletic director. In his tenure at Arkansas, Gragg was involved in various areas including: athletic administration, sport program oversight, marketing, sports information, recruitment, budget, student-athlete support, compliance, facilities and game management, fund-raising and research. During his career, Gragg has published several articles and editorials on intercollegiate athletics as well as a nationwide study on sports-related gambling. He is a former member of the NCAA’s Minority Opportunities & Interests Committee, having served as co-chair of the committee in 2004-05. Gragg also served as a member of the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors and as a member of the American Heart Association, Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors. He currently serves as a member of the NCAA’s Legislative Council and is a member of the NACDA Division I-A Athletic Directors Scholarship Ad Hoc Steering Committee. A former collegiate wide receiver, Gragg lettered four years at Vanderbilt while earning his degree. He graduated with a bachelor’s in human development in 1992 and was a member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll during his senior year. Gragg served from 1993 to 1995 as an academic counselor at his alma mater before adding the title of director of student life in his final year at Vanderbilt. During his time as a Commodore athletic

THE DERRICK GRAGG FILE

Derrick Lamont Gragg 11-19-69 in Huntsville, Ala. Lee H.S. (Graduated in 1988) Vanderbilt University (Graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in human development) Wayne State University (Graduated in 1999 with a master’s degree in sports administration) University of Arkansas (Earned his doctorate in higher education administration in 2004) Wife: Sanya (Whittaker); Daughter: DeSha (17); Sons: Avery (14) and Phillip-Raymond (10) Intercollegiate Athletics Experience School Position Eastern Michigan University Director of Athletics University of Arkansas Deputy Athletic Director Senior Associate Athletics Director Associate Athletics Director/Compliance University of Michigan Director of Compliance University of Missouri Director of Compliance and operations Vanderbilt University Academic Counselor for two years; Director of Student Life for his final year

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Dr. Derrick Gragg EMU’s MAC Championships Baseball 1975, ’76, ’78, ’81, ’82, 2003, 2007 Football 1987 Men’s Basketball 1988, ’91, ’96, ’98 Women’s Basketball 2004 Men’s Cross Country 1973, ’74, ’86, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

administrator, he coordinated student life and support programs as well as supervising the academic counseling programs for student-athletes. In 1995, Gragg was named director of compliance & operations at the University of Missouri. During his two years in Columbia, he was the game event manager for 10 Olympic sports programs and chairman of the Big 12 Compliance Coordinators Group during his last year as compliance coordinator at the university. Named assistant athletic director for compliance at Michigan in 1997, Gragg spent three years with oversight of the UM compliance department. While serving in Ann Arbor, Gragg also earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Wayne State University. He then served on the faculty at WSU, teaching intercollegiate sport administration and sports marketing classes. During the past three years, he has also served as an adjunct faculty instructor at both WSU and EMU. Gragg earned his doctorate in higher education administration from the U of A in May of 2004 and also taught two undergraduate courses during his tenure there as an athletic administrator. Inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County (Ala.) Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, Gragg is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA). Gragg and his wife, Sanya, have a daughter, DeSha, 17, and two sons, Avery, 14, and Phillip-Raymond, 10.

Gragg at EMU By the Numbers

1 ............................. Reese Men’s Sports Trophy 3.14 .......... Winter 2011Department GPA 7 ................CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 19 ........................MAC Team Championships 23 ...............MAC Coach of the Year Honors 27 .. CoSIDA Academic All-Region Selections 31 ................MAC Player of the Year Honors 53 .......MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week 117 ..........Individual MAC Championships 140 .....Second Team All-MAC Selections 171 ..............First Team All-MAC Selections 195 .............Academic All-MAC Selections 218 .....MAC Athlete of the Week Honors 281 . Athletes with a GPA over 3.0 in Winter 2011

Men’s Golf 2007, 2008 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field 1974, ’77, ’78, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’94, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field 1982, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’95,’97, 2003 Men’s Indoor Track & Field 1996, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 Women’s Indoor Track & Field 1997, 2000, 2011 Men’s Swimming and Diving 1978, ’80, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’98, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Women’s Gymnastics 2007 Women’s Swimming and Diving 2006, 2007 Women’s Tennis 1998, 2001 Women’s Soccer 1999 Softball 2007 Wrestling 1996

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EMU Support Staff Dr. Elizabeth Broughton Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Dr Ann (Liz) Broughton, Broughton a professor in leadership and counseling at Eastern Michigan University, was named faculty athletics representative at EMU in January 2007. As the faculty athletics representative, Broughton is responsible for reviewing policies and procedures concerning student-athlete welfare, academic integrity and rules compliance. She also serves on the Mid-American Conference’s FAR Infractions Committee. Broughton has been an EMU professor in leadership and coun-

seling in the College of Education since August 1997. Her duties include instruction of graduate level courses at EMU and serving on the EMU Faculty Council. The 57-year-old Broughton is a native of Morristown, N.J. She went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in 1976 at Rollins (Fla.) College where she was a varsity tennis and basketball player. She earned her master’s degree in counseling at the University of Florida in 1985 and completed her Doctor of Education degree at the University of Florida in 1996. Broughton played professional tennis from 1976-77 before taking over as head women’s tennis coach at the University of Florida from 1978-81.

Erin Burdis Assistant Athletic Director/Academics Erin Burdis is in her 10th year aass a full-time full time member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Burdis joined the EMU staff as a part-time academic counselor in 2001-02 and was elevated to full-time academic counselor and assistant to the director of compliance in October 2002. In the spring of 2004 she took over leadership of the program. As the director of the Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS), Burdis has developed a comprehensive learning assistance program which has led to a very successful departmental GPA and increased graduation rates. Currently the department has a cumulative GPA of 3.138. The main component of the comprehensive program consists of mentor, learning specialist and tutoring meetings that are all individualized. The 35-year-old Burdis joined the EMU athletics staff at the start of the 2001 academic year after serving as a graduate assistant in the University

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of Kentucky Athletics Department during 2000 2000-01 2000-01. 01 She was a support desk coordinator at Booth Newspapers in Ann Arbor from 1997-2000 and prior to that was an intern in the athletics department and assistant girls varsity basketball coach at Taylor Light and Life Christian High School in Taylor, Mich. in 1998. A native of Frankenmuth, Mich., Burdis was an all-state softball player and played on state championships teams in softball and basketball at Frankenmuth High School before graduating in 1994. Burdis then went on to Concordia University in Ann Arbor and was an honorable mention All-American shortstop as a senior and the co-captain of the softball team her final two years. She helped lead Concordia to the National Christian College Athletic Association National Championship in both 1998 and 1999. In addition, the softball team won the WolverineHoosier Conference title in 1997 and 1999 and Burdis was named AllLeague shortstop and was an All-League All-Academic pick three times (1997, 1998, 1999).

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STUDENT THLETEStaff SUPPORT EMU-A Support Christopher Hoppe

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Academic, personal and professional support are essential to college success. At EMU,Associate Student-AthleteAthletic Director/Compliance Support Services (SASS) helps student-athletes Christopher is in hiss first first year as the as a court commissioner for Oneida and Vilas County Circuit Courts in reach their full Hoppe potential. associate athleticis director compliance Our philosophy to offer anfor academic support 2003-04. for the Eastern Michigan University athletic program, integrated with the University, that will Upon returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 for his department. assist all student-athletes with their transition into Ph.D work, Hoppe began his career in collegiate athletics as an athletic college. This all-encompassing support continues compliance intern for the Badgers in 2005-06. The 32-year-old Hoppe earned two degrees throughout each student-athlete’s collegiate career, In 2006, Hoppe joined the San Diego State University Aztecs as a from the University of Wisconsin-Madison until the day he or she receiveson a diploma, and is currently working a third.lands He a student-athlete eligibility/student services coordinator. job or enters graduate school. completed his undergraduate degree, with From San Diego State, Hoppe was named the assistant athletics direcBeing proactive rather than reactive, our staff honors, in English literature in 2000 and tor for compliance and sport supervisor at Robert Morris University in does not wait for an academic crisis to occur. We earned Juris Doctorate the springand of build 2003.anHoppe hasprofi also been gatherhis important backgroundininformation academic le on each 2008, a post he held until joining EMU in the summer of 2011. working on a Ph.D in postsecondary education and leadership at UW. A member of the state bar of Wisconsin, Hoppe and his wife, Meris, student-athlete, assessing his or her needs in advance. AServices native provided of Rhinelander, Hoppethe began his professional through Wisc., SASS include following: programs thatcareer focus on have two children, Austin and Isabelle. student-athletes’ special needs, monitoring academic performance, providing learning assistance, assisting with registration procedures, assisting in monitoring community who provide nutritional, dental, vision and other specialized services athletic eligibility, providing priority registration and making sure that athletes are for our student-athletes. advised about current NCAA, MAC and University rules and regulations. At Eastern Michigan University, the philosophy of the Sports Medicine staff is Freshmen and transfer student-athletes encounter a major transition when two-fold: to provide a high standard of medical care through effective preventive making the switch from high school or community and management programs, and to facilitate an effective post-injury rehabilitation college to a university. These students, while adjust- process for a safe return to competition. In all cases, the ultimate well-being of ing to their new routines, receive extra attention and each student-athlete is considered our number one priority, not only while they Academic Counselor support. compete at Eastern Michigan University, but during their lifetime as well. College is not easy. But with hard work and The Sports Medicine staff operates out of three campus athletic training facilities Garrett Hotchkiss instudent-athlete his fi fifth fth year as all-state baseball player, two time team and also Stadium played team on dedication from both is the andan the tion in the Convocation Center, Bowen Field House andMVP the Rynearson Academic for the can athletic soccer team. Hotchkiss then went on to play two years of college support staffCounselor , the student-athlete have adesuc- the building. cessful college partment at experience. Eastern Michigan University. soccer at Adrian College where he received MIAA honorable mention The success of Eastern’s student-athletes hinges both years. Hotchkiss joined the Student Athlete SupSports Performance/Strength and Conditioning on their willingness to seek assistance from SASS port Services staff full time in 2007 afteras The earnedand a bachelor’s The 33-year-old main focus ofHotchkiss the EMU strength conditioningdegree programinis Political to develop well as other University student services. SASS staff spending 2006 as a Compliance Assistant Science the complete student-athlete. Everything that in is incorporated into the training from Central Michigan University 2001. He completed his members continually refer student-athletes to the program relates to success on the court. and Learning within Center, the EMU Admissions Office,Specialist Academic Advising Career master’s degree in sports administration from Xavier University in The program is not just about lifting weights, but rather the development of all athletic department. Services Center, Health Services, the Records Office, 2005. aspects of athletic performance. These areas include speed, strength, quickness, Financial Aid and The Holman Learning Hotchkiss is currently responsible for Center. proPrior to his time here at EMU, Hotchkiss worked as a Research Asagility, flexibility, explosion, sports nutrition and mental toughness. Facultyacademic members also provide assistance to student-athletes through advising in sistant in the Government Affairs office in Washington D.C. for Corning viding support and monitoring student-athletes academic One of the main objectives of the program is to improve the players’ agility and course selection and providing help with courses when requested. progress in the sports of golf,additional cross country, track, wrestling and ten- Incorporated. worked as aand Game Day Operations Coordinator speed. The goalHe is toalso develop stronger more physical student-athletes without nis. atlosing the University of Cincinnati and Graduate Assistant for both the speed or flexibility. With thatwomen’s in mind, our staff focuses strength in the St. “Power Zone.” A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Hotchkiss was an honorable men- men’s and soccer teams on at improving the College of Mount Joseph back and hip strength areacrucial for anstudent. athlete’s success. IncreasinAbdominal, Cincinnati,lower Ohio, during his time as graduate ing strength in these areas decreases the chance and severity of injury and assists in strength and power development. EMU athletes are pushed as much as possible to prepare for competition. The athletes are challenged through physically demanding and intense workouts year-round. The athletes are also challenged during each workout with some type of mental toughness/physical challenge. We train not only the physical side of the student-athlete, but also the mental and competitive side. While everyone Athletic Training and Sports Medicine lifts weights during the year, EMU Eagle student-athletes will also condition. This The Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine places us as one of the best conditioned teams in the country each year. Department has a long history and reputation for Coordinator of Athletic Equipment and Facilities physical team in the country. Our goal is simple: Be the best conditioned/most excellence in the health care of student-athletes and A highly motivated athlete is a program’s most valuable asset. Everyone in the the education athletic training Founding ofworks the U-M baseballtheir field that from wasthe voted best college Erich Keil isofentering his h is fifth fistudents. fth season as nance country on developing athletes neck the down, but at EMU, our practitioners Gary Strickland, Ron Venis and Dr. Wally baseball and softball fi eld in the nation by Turface in 1997. aRoeser part of the Eastern Michigan University envisioned a goal of first-class prevention, facilities department. management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries In addition to his work as the EMU director of athletic facilities, for all student-athletes. Although the department Keil joined the EMU athletics depart- Keil has three daughters: Melissa (23), Stephanie (21) and Kristina continues grow, its primary remains the (17). Melissa is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is a ment in to December 2007mission after working same. The student-athletes participating in intercolfor the University of Michigan depart- professional figure skating coach , Stephanie is enrolled Michigan legiate athletics receive comprehensive health care State University and Kristina attends Kent Prep School in Conment athletics for medicine 20 years.team. from anof expansive sports The was Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine necticut. Keil responsible for the maintestaff is led by Dr. Tara Master-Hunter, Dr. Zoe Foster, Dr. David Alvarez, Dr. George Pujalte, Dr. Wally Roeser, Dr. Bruce Miller, Dr. Don Wurtzel and head athletic trainer Steve Nordwall. Additionally, the staff consists of two primary care sports medicine fellows, three full-time staff athletic trainers, two full-time athletic training clinical educators, five graduate assistant athletic trainers and the team dentist. Our sports medicine staff works in conjunction with various medical professionals within the

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EMU Support Staff Mike Malach Associate Athletic Director

Mike Malach is in his 14th yearr as a member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department and his fifth as the director of internal affairs. The 43-year-old Malach joined the EMU staff in September 1998 after a two-year stint as athletics business manager at Southeast Missouri State University. He was responsible for the development and control of the entire athletics budget at Southeast Missouri and he assumed the same responsibilities at Eastern, as well as, overseeing facilities, game operations and sports oversight. A 1990 graduate of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc., Malach

went on to earn a master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1992. After completing his M.A., he joined the University of WisconsinStevens Point as an assistant athletics director from 1992-95. Malach then became a systems engineer with Office Technology Company in March 1995 before moving to Cape Girardeau, Mo., as a member of the Southeast Missouri staff in January 1996. A native of Denmark, Wisc., Malach attended Denmark High School and was a member of the 1985 boys basketball team that won the Class B state championship. He also participated in baseball and football as a prep. Malach lives in Milan, Mich. with his wife, Joan, and their son, Brevin (13) and daughter, Elaina (5).

Steve Nordwall Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Medicine Steve Nordwall is in his 10th 10th year as the assistant athletic director for sports medicine for the Eastern Michigan University athletic department. Nordwall joined the EMU staff after spending the previous five years as an assistant trainer for the Kent State University athletic program. At Kent State, Nordwall worked with the entire intercollegiate sports program and held direct responsibilities with the football and men’s basketball teams. He also served as a certified clinical instructor in the athletic training education program. A native of Minnetonka, Minn., Nordwall graduated from Minnehaha Academy in 1986. He went on to complete his undergraduate degree at North Park College in Chicago, Ill. in 1990, and followed that with his

master’s degree at Western Michigan University in 1996. From 1991-94 Nordwall was the head athletic trainer at Triton College in River Grove, Ill. He then moved on to Western Michigan University as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 1994-96, followed by a position at the University of Notre Dame as an assistant athletic trainer during the 1996-97 season. He joined the Kent State University staff in 1997 as an assistant athletic trainer and remained there until accepting the EMU position. Nordwall is a certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association and the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society. Nordwall is also an executive board member of the Athletic Medical Trainers Society as well as the District IV representative to the College/ University Athletic Trainers Committee for the past three years.

Dr. Michael Paciorek Faculty Compliance Associate Dr. Dr Michael Paciorek Paciorek, a p professor rofessor of physical education in the EMU College of Health and Human Services joined the Office of Compliance in January 2006 as Faculty Compliance Associate. Paciorek is a 1975 graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he received a B.S. in physical education. He received a Master’s degree in adapted physical education from The George Washington University in 1977 and a Ph.D. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1981. He taught adapted physical education in the Norfolk (Va.) City Schools from 1976-1979, and holds national certification in adapted physical education. Paciorek is known for his work in the field of disability sport having been on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Michigan for 12 years. He was a member of the United States Disabled Sports Team that competed in the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain and worked in classification at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. He was on the evaluation team for the 1995 Special Olympic World Games and was Co-Coordinator for disabled athlete participation at the 1990 and 1991

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U.S. Olympic Festivals in Minneapolis and Los Angeles respectively. Additionally, he spent 14 years in the United States Army Reserves rising to the rank of Major. Paciorek has written extensively in professional journals and his book “Disability Sports & Recreation is in its Third Edition. Since arriving at Eastern Michigan in 1981 Paciorek was the Physical Education Program Coordinator while teaching classes in adapted physical education, motor learning and development and disability sport. In 1999, he served as the President of the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPER&D). While at EMU he has received the Eastern Michigan University Distinguished Faculty Award for Service in 2000 and the EMU Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award in 1994. Professionally, he has received the MAHPER&D Distinguished Honor Award in 2005; the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities Outstanding Service Award in 1999; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance; Adapted Physical Activity Council Professional Recognition Award in 1999. Paciorek and his wife Karen, a professor of early childhood education at EMU have two sons: Clark (26) and Clay (23).

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Ann Pierson Academic Counselor

Ann Pierson is in her ninth year aass an academic counselor for the athletics department at Eastern Michigan University. Pierson joined the SASS staff after spending six years as an assistant coach for the EMU softball team. Pierson earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation and parks managements with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation from Central Michigan University in 1987. She earned her master’s degree in sports management from EMU in 2011.

While an undergrad at CMU, Pierson helped CMU win two MidAmerican Conference softball championship (1983 and 1986) and one league basketball title (1982-83). She played on CMU softball teams that qualified for three NCAA regional appearances. A native of Ann Arbor, Pierson lettered in basketball and softball at Gabriel Richard High School. She helped the softball team win the state of Michigan Class D championship as a freshman and senior and was named All-State as a senior. A two-time Class D All-State selection in basketball, Pierson led the team to the Class D state championship game in her final season. Pierson and her son, Brian (17) reside in Ypsilanti.

Bradley Pierson Assistant Athletic Trainer

Bradley Pierson is in his firs first sstt year with the Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine Staff. He will serve as the primary athletic trainer for the men’s basketball team, volleyball and crew teams. A 2009 graduate in athletic training at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va., Pierson joined the EMU sports medicine staff in 2009 as a graduate assistant and completed his master’s degree in 2011 in exercise physiology.

After earning his M.A. at EMU, Pierson joined the West Virginia University Technical Institute of Technology as an assistant athletic trainer and professor in the physical education department from Aug. 2011 until accepting his new position at EMU. A native of Charleston, W. Va., the 24-year-old Pierson (6-1087) graduated from Buffalo High School in 2005. From there he served as a student trainer in athletics while an undergraduate at Alderson-Broaddus before graduating in 2009. Pierson is a certified athletic trainer in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He is married to Bridget Conley and they reside in Ypsilanti.

Gregory Pyszczynski Assistant Sports Performance Coach

Greg Pyszczynski Pyszczynski, a 2008 2008 graduate of Saint John Fisher College, has joined the Eastern Michigan University Sports Performance Staff as the assistant sports performance coach. The 26-year-old Pyszczynski (12-11-84) joined the EMU Sports Performance Staff in June 2009 as an intern and worked his way into a graduate assistant position and then full-time. Prior to joining the EMU staff, Pyszczynski was the volunteer head strength and conditioning coach and a graduate assistant football coach at Utica (N.Y.) College in 2008-09. While at Utica, he also supervised the stength and conditioning for the men’s

lacrosse, women’s ice hockey and women’s field hockey teams. In the 2007-08 year he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach and assistant defensive line coach for the football team at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Pyszczynski was the captain of the wrestling and football teams and also played lacrosse at West Seneca East High School. After graduating from high school in 2003, he went on to captain the St. John Fisher College football team while earning first-team Empire 8 All-Conference honors and helping lead the team to two NCAA post-season tournament appearances and a Final Four spot, in 2006.

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EMU Support Staff Dr. Melody Reifel Werner Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator Dr. Dr MelodyReife Melody Reifel elWernerisinher15thyearas e lWernerisinher15thyearas Werner is in her 15th year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University staff. She previously served as the associate athletics director/compliance. The 54-year-old Reifel Werner has earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees with honors from Eastern Michigan University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications in 1979 and her master’s in organizational communications in 1998. She was awarded her doctoral degree in educational leadership at EMU in 2006. Reifel Werner is the author of Protecting University Integrity: Managing Risks in Intercollegiate Athletics. Reifel Werner is one of only ten athletic administrators from all three NCAA Divisions to participate in the current class of the NCAA Pathway

Program, formerly known as the NCAA Fellows Leadership Development Program. Through education, training and mentoring, the 10 participants are exposed to key stakeholders in the Association for an in-depth look at governance, leadership, day-to-day operations, decision-making and strategic planning. Prior to joining EMU, Reifel Werner had worked as an educational consultant for The Pace Group and as a training consultant for GTE. She is the current Chair of the NCAA Research Committee and a former member of the executive committee of the National Association of Athletics Compliance (NAAC). She serves on the Advisory Board to the “College Athletics and the Law” publication, which provides guidance on athletics laws and regulations. Reifel Werner is married to Thomas Werner and has two grown sons: Thomas Joseph and Anthony John.

Wayne Smith Assistant Equipment Manager

Wayne Smith is in his third year as a full full- the day-to-day equipment needs of the EMU’s men’s and women’s time member of the Eastern Michigan basketball, volleyball and EMU’s Olympic sports teams. University athletics department. Smith is a certified member of the Athletic Equipment ManagSmith joined the EMU staff as an under ers Association (AEMA). graduate in 2004-05 and was elevated to full-time in 2008. The 26-year-old Smith is responsible for

Megan Snow Assistant Athletic Trainer

Megan Snow is in her fi fifth fth year yeaaarr as an assistant athletic trainer at Eastern Michigan University. She will serve as the primary athletic trainer for the women’s basketball, tennis and soccer teams, while assisting in game-day help with nearly all sports. The 32-year-old Snow joined the

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EMU staff after spending the 2006-07 year as an athletic training intern at Michigan State University. She also served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Central Michigan University from 200406. A native of Holland, Mich., Snow graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in movement science. She went on to complete her master’s degree in sport administration at Central Michigan University in 2007.

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Jay Sofen Equipment Manager

Jay Sofen is in his fifth fifth year at Eastern n Michigan University and his third as the head equipment manager. He previously served as EMU’s assistant equipment manager from 2007-08 as well as spending the 2008-09 season as the acting equipment manager. A 2006 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Sofen worked for two years in the athletic media relations office before joining the equipment staff for the 2005-06 campaign. The 28-year-old Sofen is responsible for the day-to-day equip-

ment needs of the football program. He also oversees with the operations with EMU’s men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and EMU’s Olympic sports teams. A native of Plymouth, Mich., Sofen completed his bachelor’s degree in Public Relations at EMU in 2006. As an undergraduate he served as an operations volunteer at the 2004 and 2005 MidAmerican Conference Football Championship games. He also served as an operations volunteer at the 2005 U.S. Open Golf Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Sofen is a certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA). He was also selected as a member of the 2011 McDavid National Advisory staff.

Greg Steiner Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations Greg Steiner is in his 11th 1th year with the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Relations Office and his seventh as the assistant director. He will serve as the primary contact for the football women’s basketball and golf teams, while aiding in game-day help with nearly all 21sports. During his tenure in Ypsilanti, Steiner has promoted two Academic All-Americans, worked with six Mid-American Conference championship teams and instituted an aggressive approach to web development to provide better online coverage of Eagle athletic events. In addition, he has worked as an announcer for radio and television broadcasts of EMU sporting events, and he was part of the media relations staff at the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional and the 2009 Final Four in Detroit, Mich.

The 30-year-old Steiner worked as a student athletic media relations director at Eastern Michigan for three years. A 2003 graduate of EMU, he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. During his tenure as a student assistant, Steiner was responsible for the development of the athletics department Web site, as well as most of the office’s publications. Steiner worked four years (2001-2005) for WOHL television in Lima, Ohio, as videographer and co-host of “The Friday Night Frenzy” and “The Ottawa Oil Pre-Game Show”, a local high school sports show. He completed an internship at Bluffton University during the summer of 2002, where he assisted with the day-to-day operations of the sports information office. A native of Bluffton, Ohio, Steiner graduated from Bluffton High School in 1999. He is a member of the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the MAC News Media Association (MNMA). Steiner and his fiance, Cathy, live in Milan.

Jim Streeter Associate Athletic Director

Jim Streeter is in his 38th year wit with tth h the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Realtions Office, 37 of them as the director. A 2004 inductee into the EMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004, the 63-year-old Streeter earned a bachelor’s degree from EMU in Dec. 1973, with a major in physical education and minors in journalism and history. He was sports editor of the student newspaper, The Eastern Echo, for two years. After serving a two-year stint as a sportswriter for The Ypsilanti Press, Streeter joined EMU as an assistant sports information director in 1974. He was named SID in August 1975. Streeter is a member of the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and was a member of the publications committee for

four years. He was the secretary of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters and Writers Association (DSBWA) from 1990-94 after serving as vice president for one year. Additionally, in 2007 he received the honor of “Best of the Best” from the DSBWA. Streeter was selected as one of nine Media Marshals for the 2004 Ryder Cup Golf competition at Oakland Hills Country Club. In addition, he was part of the media relations staff at the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional and the 2009 Final Four in Detroit, Mich. A native of Albion, Mich., Streeter graduated from Albion High School in 1966. He earned two varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball at Albion High. He served as president of the Varsity Club his senior year and vice-president of the junior and senior classes. Streeter and his wife, Mary, live in Ypsilanti and have three sons: Andrew (34), twins Michael and David (32), two granddaughters, Isabel (12) and Annaliese (8) and one grandson, Avery (5).

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EMU Support Staff Bill Tuscany Associate Head Athletic Trainer

Bill Tuscany is in his 26th yea year aarr as a member of the Eastern Michigan University sports medicine staff, having been promoted to associate head athletic trainer in September 2001. In addition, Tuscany serves as a lecturer and clinical instructor in EMU’s accredited athletic training curriculum. A 1973 Eastern Michigan University graduate, Tuscany earned his master’s degree from EMU in 1976. Before joining the EMU athletics department, Tuscany was the

head athletics trainer at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., from 1976-86. In addition to his training duties at Lewis, Tuscany was the director of the Emergency Medical Service, an associate professor in physical education and from 1981-86 he was the chairman of the physical education department. Tuscany is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and a licensed Athletic Trainer by the State of Michigan. The 60-year-old Tuscany and his wife, Carol, have a daughter, Sarah (29).

Blair Wagner Head Sports Performance Coach

Blair Wagner is entering his second d year at Eastern Michigan University, and the first as the head sports performance coach. An assistant strength and conditioning coach at The Citadel from 2007-10, the 26year-old Wagner worked directly with the basketball and wrestling programs, while assisting with the Bulldogs football and baseball teams. He was first appointed in December 2007 after spending the fall with the College of Charleston in a similar position. While with the Cougars, he was responsible for the men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming/diving and men’s and women’s track and field teams. In addition, he assisted with men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball.

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In October 2007, Wagner had the privilege of assisting with the training of the NBA’s New York Knicks during their preseason camp. Prior to arriving in Charleston, S.C., Wagner spent a short time as a volunteer strength coach at the University of Nebraska Kearney. Wagner attended the University of Wyoming and obtained his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in kinesiology while working primarily with the UW Football and strength and conditioning programs. Blair is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a sports performance coach certified through the United States Weightlifting Association and a corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. A native of Cheyenne, Wyo., Wagner completed his master’s degree in exercise science from The Citadel Graduate College in May 2010.

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EMU Support Staff / Head Coaches Administrative Assistants Eastern Michigan University

Lori Barron Athletics Secretary

Bobbie Bowling Senior Account Specialist

Karen Hansen Administrative Secretary

Head Coaches Eastern Michigan University

Jay Alexander Baseball

Karen Baird Softball

AnnMarie Gilbert Women’s

Peter Linn Swimming

Kim Berrington Volleyball

John Goodridge Men’s XC/Track

Sue Parks Ryan Ray Women’s XC/Track Tennis

Scott Hall Soccer

Bruce Cunningham Derek DelPorto Men’s Golf Wrestling

Brad Holdren Rowing

Buck Smith Diving

Ron English Football

Rob Murphy Men’s Basketball

Sandy Wagner Women’s Golf

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Steve Wilce Gymnastics

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Student-Athlete Support Student-Athlete Support Services

Academic, personal and professional support are essential to college success. At EMU, Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) helps student-athletes reach their full potential. Our philosophy is to offer an academic support program, integrated with the University, that will assist all student-athletes with their transition into college. This all-encompassing support continues throughout each student-athlete’s collegiate career, until the day he or she receives a diploma, lands a job or enters graduate school. Being proactive rather than reactive, our staff does not wait for an academic crisis to occur. We gather important background information and build an academic profile on each student-athlete, assessing his or her needs in advance. Services provided through SASS include the following: programs that focus on student-athletes’ special needs, monitoring academic performance, providing learning assistance, assisting with registration procedures, assisting in monitoring athletic eligibility, providing priority registration and making sure that athletes are advised about current NCAA, MAC and University rules and regulations. Freshmen and transfer student-athletes encounter a major transition when making the switch from high school or community college to a university. These students, while adjusting to their new routines, receive extra attention and support. College is not easy. But with hard work and dedication from both the studentathlete and the support staff, the student-athlete can have a successful college experience. The success of Eastern’s student-athletes hinges on their willingness to seek assistance from SASS as well as other University student services. SASS staff members continually refer student-athletes to the Admissions Office, Academic Advising Center, Career Services Center, Health Services, the Records Office, Financial Aid and The Holman Learning Center. Faculty members also provide assistance to student-athletes through advising in course selection and providing additional help with courses when requested.

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

The Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine Department has a long history and reputation for excellence in the health care of student-athletes and the education of athletic training students. Founding practitioners Gary Strickland, Ron Venis and Dr. Wally Roeser envisioned a goal of first-class prevention, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for all student-athletes. Although the department continues to grow, its primary mission remains the same. The student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics receive comprehensive health care from an expansive sports medicine team. The Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine staff is led by Dr. Tara MasterHunter, Dr. Zoe Foster, Dr. David Alvarez, Dr. George Pujalte, Dr. Wally Roeser, Dr. Bruce Miller, Dr. Don Wurtzel and head athletic trainer Steve Nordwall. Additionally, the staff consists of two primary care sports medicine fellows, three full-time staff athletic trainers, two full-time athletic training clinical educators, five graduate assistant athletic trainers and the team dentist. Our sports medicine staff works in conjunction with various medical professionals within the community who provide nutritional, dental, vision and other specialized services for our student-athletes. At Eastern Michigan University, the philosophy of the Sports Medicine staff is two-fold: to provide a high standard of medical care through effective preventive and management programs, and to facilitate an effective post-injury rehabilitation process for a safe return to competition. In all cases, the ultimate well-being of each student-athlete is considered our number one priority, not only while they compete at Eastern Michigan University, but during their lifetime as well. The Sports Medicine staff operates out of three campus athletic training facilities in the Convocation Center, Bowen Field House and the Rynearson Stadium team building.

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Sports Performance/Strength and Conditioning

The main focus of the EMU strength and conditioning program is to develop the complete student-athlete. Everything that is incorporated into the training program relates to success on the court. The program is not just about lifting weights, but rather the development of all aspects of athletic performance. These areas include speed, strength, quickness, agility, flexibility, explosion, sports nutrition and mental toughness. One of the main objectives of the program is to improve the players’ agility and speed. The goal is to develop stronger and more physical student-athletes without losing speed or flexibility. With that in mind, our staff focuses on improving strength in the “Power Zone.” Abdominal, lower back and hip strength are crucial for an athlete’s success. Increasing strength in these areas decreases the chance and severity of injury and assists in strength and power development. EMU athletes are pushed as much as possible to prepare for competition. The athletes are challenged through physically demanding and intense workouts year-round. The athletes are also challenged during each workout with some type of mental toughness/physical challenge. We train not only the physical side of the student-athlete, but also the mental and competitive side. While everyone lifts weights during the year, EMU Eagle student-athletes will also condition. This places us as one of the best conditioned teams in the country each year. Our goal is simple: Be the best conditioned/most physical team in the country. A highly motivated athlete is a program’s most valuable asset. Everyone in the country works on developing their athletes from the neck down, but at EMU, our program strives for excellence both mentally and physically. Our staff works to develop long-term and short-term goals for success. We work closely with the athletes so we know exactly what they are doing and what they need to do to improve. Developing athletes is a year-round task for our strength staff. During the year, the athletes will spend almost as much time in the weight room as they do on the court. Strength and Conditioning at EMU is a full-time commitment. There is no such thing as part-time champions. EMU athletes work hard but have fun. The camaraderie and work ethic developed in the weight room carry onto the field.

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NCAA Compliance

RECRUITING DO'S AND DON'TS Only EMU coaches may be involved in the recruiting process. Boosters may not make any recruiting contacts with prospective studentathletes, Boosters are prohibited from the following: • Do not telephone, write or make in-person contact with a prospect for recruiting purposes • Do not contact a prospect's coach, principal or counselor in an attempt to evaluate the prospect • Do not become involved in making arrangements for a prospect, the prospect's relatives or friends to receive money or financial aid of any kind • Do not visit a prospect's school to acquire films or transcripts in an attempt to evaluate the prospect's academic or athletics eligibility • Do not have contact with a prospect, their relatives or friends during any of their visits to EMU's campus • Do not contact student-athletes enrolled in other four-year institutions regarding the possibility of transferring to EMU Even though there are many rules prohibiting your involvement with prospects and the recruiting process, as a booster you are permitted to do the following: • Notify EMU coaching staff about noteworthy prospects in your area, • Attend a prospect's athletics event on your own initiative, provided no contact with the prospect, the prospect's parents or coach occurs, • Continue existing friendships, provided solicitation of a prospect's enrollment does not occur.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Christopher Hoppe, EMU’s Associate Athletic Director for Compliance.

Christopher Hoppe choppe3@emich.edu 734.487.3263

The Eastern Michigan University Office of Athletics Compliance is committed to a comprehensive compliance program that educates student-athletes, prospective student-athletes, institutional employees, community members and boosters about the importance of adhering to NCAA, Mid-American Conference and institutional rules. The commitment to compliance ensures institutional control over the department of athletics. The existence of a successful compliance program depends on the willingness of coaches, administrators, staff, student-athletes and boosters to be cognizant of NCAA, MAC and institutional rules. WHAT IS COMPLIANCE? At Eastern Michigan University, the Office of Compliance works within the department of athletics and the University to ensure EMU's compliance with all applicable NCAA, MAC and institutional rules. In doing so, the compliance office is charged with the following tasks: • Educating administrators, coaches, staff, prospective student-athletes, current student-athletes and boosters about NCAA, MAC and institutional rules; • Developing monitoring systems to ensure compliance with NCAA, MAC and institutional rules (e.g., recruiting, academic eligibility, financial aid, awards and benefits, amateurism and agents); • Investigating and reporting violations of NCAA, MAC and institutional rules. ARE YOU A BOOSTER? You are a booster if you are or ever have: • Been a member of a booster organization that supports EMU athletics (e.g., EMU Athletic Club, E-Gridiron Group); • Made any financial contributions to the athletics department; • Been involved in promoting EMU's athletics program; • Been a season ticket holder; or • Provided benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their relatives or friends. You can become a booster if you provide benefits to prospects, student-athletes, their relatives or friends and any of the following statements are true: • The relationship between the athlete (or parents of the athlete) and the individual providing the benefits developed as a result of the athlete's participation in athletics or their reputation as an athlete; • The relationship began only after the athlete become a prospect; • The relationship began only after the athlete had achieved notoriety due to his or her athletic ability or reputation; • The pattern of benefits increased after the athlete attained notoriety as a talented athlete.

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ONCE A BOOSTER ALWAYS A BOOSTER. Once an individual is identified as a booster, the person retains that identity forever! This is true even if the individual no longer contributes to, or is involved with, EMU's athletics program. WHO IS A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE? A prospective student-athlete (prospect) is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade, students enrolled in preparatory schools and two-year colleges are also considered prospects. An individual remains a prospect even after he/she signs a National Letter of Intent. WHAT IS AN EXTRA BENEFIT? An extra benefit is any special arrangement by a EMU employee or booster to provide a prospect, student-athlete or their relatives or friends a benefit not expressly authorized by the NCAA. Examples of impermissible benefits include, but are not limited to, the following: • Gifts of cash, clothing, equipment or any other tangible item; • A special discount, payment arrangement or credit on any purchase or service; • Loan of money or co-signing of loans; • A vehicle, use of a vehicle, or any transportation expenses; • Free or reduced-cost services, purchases or rentals; • Entertainment on- or off-campus; or • Free or reduced-cost rent or housing. WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? EMU is responsible for the actions of its boosters. If a booster provides an impermissible benefit to a prospect, student-athlete, their relatives or friends, EMU may be subject to penalties from the NCAA and Mid-American Conference. When a violation occurs, regardless of intention, it can: • Jeopardize the eligibility of prospective and current student-athletes; • Result in the EMU athletics program being penalized by the NCAA and/or the MidAmerican Conference; and • Cause you to lose benefits or privileges associated with the athletics department (i.e., booster club membership, ticket privileges). QUESTIONS? The above information is a brief overview of compliance and rules pertaining to boosters and their interactions with prospective studentathletes. If you have any questions about any NCAA, MAC or institutional rules, please contact Christopher Hoppe at 734.487.3263 or choppe3@ emich.edu. For more information on compliance and boosters, please visit the Office of Athletic Compliance's website at: EMUEagles.com/compliance

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Indoor Practice Facility

YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) -- Eastern Michigan University’s Indoor Athletic Practice Facility, also known as “The Bubble,” is paying dividends for the University, the community and EMU athletics in its first year of operation. “I think the facility has been invaluable,” said Derrick Gragg, Eastern Michigan University’s athletic director. “It is the first time in EMU athletic history that our football team has been able to do conditioning and practice in the winter months without interruption. We also have seen improvement in our baseball and softball programs, and the practice facility has had something to do with that. This facility should help reduce the competitive advantages that other programs have had in the past and is helping EMU catch up to other schools.” “Everything has gone very smoothly,” said Mark Monahan, director of the EMU Convocation Center, which oversees the indoor practice facility. “Since January, it has been booked all the time. We have had a ton of youth sports use it.” The indoor practice facility, which cost $3.9 million to build, was inflated during February 2010. The facility is a permanent air-supported structure that is 410 feet long, 210 feet wide, and 75 feet tall; and includes a welcome center (1,100 square feet) and convertible space (86,000 square feet) that can be configured for a football field, an international soccer field, four youth soccer fields or two youth baseball/ softball fields. A full-time supervisor and students staff the facility. The facility, located at 150 Westview Drive, is open Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Youth soccer, Little League baseball, high school football teams, EMU club sports, recreational groups and six intercollegiate teams have used the facility since it opened last year, said Monahan. The six intercollegiate sports that use the facility are football, baseball, softball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf. “It has had a huge impact,” said Karen Baird, EMU head softball coach. “As soon as we played our first game, you could see a difference.” One of the advantages, according to Baird, is players get a much more realistic experience in the facility than where they were practicing before, in Bowen Field House. “It’s a facility that allows you to play a game in a much more regular sense,” Baird said. “It gives a truer sense of playing on a regular surface.” The softball team finished the 2011 season with the second highest winning percentage in EMU softball history, going 26-18. “It’s been fantastic for our league,” said Dave York, soccer manager for Total Sports Complex. “We are able to incorporate more Ann Arborbased clubs so they don’t have to drive so far to play.” Total Sports Complex runs youth soccer programs — that includes approximately 700 players — in southeastern Michigan and Ohio. Monahan said there has been one challenge for the facility.

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“Parking has been an issue because business is so good,” he said. The facility has 100 spaces, but the volume associated with its use has led Monahan to request additional parking. Currently, Monahan said that a shuttle service to and from additional parking at Westview has helped offset the situation. “We need about 50 more spaces,” said Monahan. He said there is a proposal to add additional spaces on a hill near the existing spaces. Monahan said the facility had netted $325,000 in user fees as of March and is “in the black.” However, he said some utility billing issues are still being worked out so determining a profit margin is difficult at this point. “I think it was a great decision by the University,” said Monahan of building the facility. “The community seems pleased. It has been wonderful for the University and it is paying for itself.”

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EMU Athletic Club

Supporting EMU StudentAthletes Since 1994 The EMU Athletic Club provides vital financial support to more than 550 student-athletes at Eastern Michigan University as they strive for excellence on the court and in the classroom. Nearly 1,000 donors generously supported our outstanding scholar-athletes each year. Established in 1994, the EMU Athletic Club raises funds in three key areas for EMU’s 21 varsity athletic teams: annual-use operating funds, endowment, and facility related projects. Today, annual-use giving is the most critical area of support needed by the Athletic Department. These contributions directly support the operating budgets of our teams and help provide the most basic needs to our coaches and student-athletes, including comprehensive national recruiting efforts, out of region travel to maintain nationally competitive schedules, equipment such as uniforms, balls, nets, bats, and much more. Gifts to any of our teams, or to the Eagles for Excellence Fund (which will be used for the most urgent needs of the athletic department), are an investment in the future leaders of the state of Michigan. Join the EMU Athletic Club today and make a difference for EMU Athletics.

How to Make a Gift Online: By Phone: By Mail:

www.emuathleticclub.com 734.487.8236 799 N. Hewitt Road Room 309C Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Join the EMU Athletic Club

For more information or to join the EMU Athletic Club, please contact:

TBA - Associate Athletic Director/Executive Director of the EMU Athletic Club Office Phone - 734.487.8236 E-mail: TBA

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS: Hall of Fame -- $5,000 and up • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Receive first-level priority on the purchase of football/basketball season tickets, see (B) below • Purchase rights to six luxury football box seats • Opportunity to travel to a road game with a team of your choice • Specially designed EMU Athletic Club gift Olympian -- $2,500 - $4,999 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Purchase rights to four luxury football box seats • Invitation to dinner with Athletic Director with other Olympian and higher members All-American -- $1,000 - $2,499 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Football/basketball reserved parking (season ticket holders only) • Purchase rights to four chair back seats for football • EMU Athletic Club Leader recognition pin All-Conference -- $500 - $999 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Postseason ticket priority • Purchase rights to two chair back seats for football • Invitation to annual social event with EMU head coaches and administrators Captain -- $250 - $499 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Access to the E-Club Room (must show membership card) • Exclusive access to the “Eagles Nest.” Located in the Convocation Stadium Club, a hospitality area will be available for select home men’s & women’s basketball conference games and will feature a variety of refreshments and pregame “chalk talks” from members of the coaching staffs. (C) Varsity -- $100 - $249 • Tax deduction, see (A) below • Invitation to special events • Discounts at Eagle Crest Golf Club, Eagle Crest Conference Center and the Ypsilanti Marriott (must show membership card) • Membership card • Membership decal (A) Material value of benefit provided will reduce tax deduction by value of benefit. (B) Current football/basketball season ticket holders retain their current seats. (C) Must also purchase season tickets or single game tickets to access this area.

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E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame The Eastern Michigan University alumni varsity letterwinners club, E-Club, sponsors the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s class will mark the 36th anniversary of the E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2011 was honored at the men’s in February of 2012. Tickets for the Hall of Fame ceremony can be purchased by calling the EMU Athletics Department at 734.487.8236. 1976 Charles Eugene Beatty* James “Bingo” Brown* William E. Foy* George W. Marshall* Lloyd W. Olds* Elton J. Rynearson, Sr.* Edwin Shadford* Raymond L. Stites* 1977 C. Dale Curtiss* Charles Hanneman* Charles “Whitey” Hlad* Hayes W. Jones Harry Ockerman* Dean Rockwell* Olin Sanders* Paul Shoemaker* 1978 William E. Crouch* Daniel Webster Kirksey Robert K. Middlekauff Thomas V. Quinn* Kenneth “Red” Simmons Andrew Vanyo* James A. Walsh* William C. Zepp* 1979 Louis Batterson* James Bibbs Merrill Hershey* Harvey Marlatt George Muellich* Ron Oestrike Arthur D. Walker* Frank “Buck” Weeber*

1995 John Clay Bob Crosby Kerry Keating James Matthews Lucy Parker Larry Radcliff

1986 Jean S. Cione* David Ellis Bruce Howell Ron Johnson Richard G. Raymond Bill Tipton

1996 Jim Applegate John C. Fountain Kennedy McIntosh* Randy Mills Andrea (Bowman) Osika Jeff Peck

1987 Glenn Davis Marvin Johnson Bob Rowland* William J. Stephens Jack Weiss 1988 Norbert S. Badar Clarence Chapman Sherm J. Collins Clare Ebersole Stanley McConnor Bob Welch 1989 Gary Bastien William M. Cave* Ron Gulyas Ann (Meachum) Lohner Bob Owchinko Harry Werbin*

1980 Ruth Boughner* Leighton Boyd* Kenneth “Beef” Matheson* Ferris G. Newman* Bob Parks

1990 Ken Bruchanski Dottie Denise Davis Jeffrey E. Dils Frank Reaume Virgil E. Windom Duane Zemper

1981 Delmar Allman* Rha W. Arnold* Charles E. Forsythe* James R. Martin* David L. Pureifory* Abe Rosenkrantz* Clarence B. Sabbath* Shirley G. Spork

1991 James Brodie* Tom Fagan Jim Grant* Jeff Huxley James Ross Claude Snarey*

1982 Garion H. Campbell* Clifford D. Crane* Marvin R. Mittlestat* Albert H. Pingel Earl N. Riskey* Charles J. Shonta Fred D. Trosko* 1983 Roger Arnett* Santee Brockman* Ralph Gilden Augusta “Gussie” Harris* Kenneth Hawk* Charles Lappeus* Neville “Tex” Walker* George Wendt* 1984 William Barrett James Bell Wardell Gilliam* Gordon Minty Bernard Otto*

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1985 John Banaszak Doug Cossey* Hasely Crawford Michael H. Jones* Richard Moseley Charles Paige Jean Siterlet*

1992 Cleon Gilliam Jay Jones Susan “Sue” Parks Mike Strickland Leo Turner* 1993 Joe Brodie Laurie Ann Byrd Oswald Gaynier* George Gervin Nick Manych* 1994 Terry Collins Donna Donakowski F.L. “Frosty” Ferzacca* Kevin “Rocky” Miller Robert Sims C.P. Steimle*

1997 Walter Gerald Brown* Ed Engle* Glenn Gulliver Earle Higgins Duane Root Eugene Thomas Claudia Wasik 1998 Marc Dingman Grant Long Loita “Blink” Molineaux* Nanette Push Ron Saunders* Pat Sheridan Tom Smith 1999 Ron Adams Jim Harkema Kelly Hebler Dave Kieft Leroy Potter* Mark Smith Jeff Washington 2000 Wilbur P. Bowen* Jack Brusewitz Chris Hoiles Denise (Kaercher) Leipold Jim Nelson Jenny Romatowski Wayne Seiler 2001 Angie Fielder Jon Gates Bob Jennings Mauri Jormakka* George Mead* John “Rocky” Roe Rodney Slater 2002 William “Audie” Cole Rena (Cox) McBroom Earl Jones Lanny Mills J.E. Morcombe* Jim Pietrzak Ron Rice Mary Smith*

2004 Melissa (Drouillard) Bater Roxanne (Munch) Bronkema Roger Coryell Mark Dailey Earl Dixon Mireille (Sankatsing) Smith Jim Streeter 2005 Tommy Asinga Dan Boisture* Ben Braun Hamilton Morningstar* Dr. Waldomar Roeser Danny Schmitz Sara Seegers Harold Simons 2006 Nikki (Stubbs) Douglas Greg Howe Carole Huston Dazel Jules Peter Linn Bob Lints Gary Tyson 2007 Al Jagutis Marci Kelley Mark Leonard Tamyka McCord Stan Vinson Doug Willer 2008 Joy (Inniss) Johnson Lindell Reason Jeff Reaume* Sarah Willis Chuck Wilson 2009 Denise Allen Charlie Batch Jerry Cerulla Angela (Springer) Johnson Sharon McNie Gary Patton Gary Strickland 2010 Clement Chukwu Dawn (Godfrey) Heck Laurie Hubbard JoAnne (LeFevre) McBroom Hildred Lewis John R. Martin Barry Stokes 2011 Ingrid (Boyce) Benn Howard Booth Traci (Parsons) McMullen Linda Milholland Jamie Nieto Norm Parker John Schmidt *Deceased

2003 Sherry (Anderson) Boughton Sharon (Brown) Calhoun Marsha (Barker) Crosby Jim Dutcher Garry Grady Paul McMullen Joel Smith

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THE EMU IDENTITY Since the 1991 season, Eastern Michigan University athletic teams have gone by the nickname “Eagles.” The Eagles name was officially adopted on May 22, 1991, when the EMU Board of Regents voted to replace the existing Huron nickname and logo with the new one. EMU originally went by the nicknames “Normalites,”“Men from Ypsi”and various other titles through the years before “Hurons” was adopted in 1929. The “Hurons” first came into being as the result of a contest sponsored by the Men’s Union in 1929. On Oct. 31 of that year, a three-person committee, composed of Dr. Clyde Ford, Dr. Elmer Lyman and Professor Bert Peet, selected the name “Hurons” from the many entries in the contest. The name was submitted by two students, Gretchen Borst and George Hanner. Hanner was working at the Huron Hotel at the time of the contest and was no doubt as much influenced by his place of employment as by the Huron Indian tribe. The runner-up name in that contest was Pioneers. EMU began investigating the appropriateness of its Huron Indian logo after the Michigan Department of Civil Rights issued a report in October 1988 suggesting that all schools using such logos drop them. The report indicated that the use of Native American names, logos and mascots for athletic teams promoted racial stereotypes. At that time, four colleges, 62 high schools and 33 junior high/middle schools in Michigan used Indian logos or names. The EMU Board of Regents voted to replace the Huron name with Eagles, taken from three recommendations from a committee charged with supplying a new nickname. The other two final names submitted were Green Hornets and Express.

Eastern Eagles Fight Song

A Look Back at EMU’s Logos

“Eastern Eagles, hats off to you! Fight, fight, fight for ole EMU. Look to the sky, the Eagles will fly, the bravest we’ll defy. ... Rah,rah, rah!”

1929-1991

“Hold that line for ole Green and White. Sons and daughters show your might. So, FIGHT, FIGHT! for ole EMU and vic-tor-y!”

1991-1994

EMU Alma Mater Eastern, sacred Alma Mater to your name we shall be true. Ever marching on to victory, we’ll stand by to see you through, Softly floating on the breeze, verdant green with white of snow, This our banner we will carry in our hearts whe’er we go.

1995-2001

Go Green Go Green, roll up the score. Go Green, let’s get some more. Raise a cheer for old Green and White. Let’s show them we came here to fight. Go Green, vic’try we’ll claim. Go Green, let’s win this game. We’ll always fight for old EMU. Come on and let’s go Green!

2002

2003-PRESENT

SOME OF EMU’S PROMINENT ALUMNI • Charlie Batch, Lional Dalton, Jason Jones, L. J. Shelton, Barry Stokes, Kevin Walter – professional football players • Ron Campbell – President, Tampa Bay Lightning • Fred Cofield, Earle Higgins, Harvey Marlatt, George Gervin, Grant Long, Derrick Dial, Earl Boykins, Carl Thomas, Charles Thomas – professional basketball players • General John G. Coburn -- one of eight four-star generals in the United States • Hayes Jones -- Olympic gold medalist

• Bruce T. Halle -- Founder and CEO of Discount Tire Co.

• Rodney Slater -- former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

• John Heffron -- Winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2004

• Shirley Spork -- co-founder of the LPGA • Bob Welch -- Cy Young Award winner

• Greg Mathis –Judge and later TV personality • Lloyd Olds - designed the zebra shirt worn by referees • Dean Rockwell – Olympic team wrestling coach in 1964 • Rocky Roe -- Major League Baseball umpire • Jack Roush -- CEO and owner of Roush Racing

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