Table Of Contents
Table of Contents/ Quick Facts...............................2 Athletic Media Relations..........................................3 Media Services/Athletic Directory............................4 2013 Schedule........................................................5 2013 Preview....................................................... 6-7 2013 Roster.............................................................8 Head Coach John Goodridge.............................9-11 2013 Athlete Bios............................................ 12-26 Green, White and Yellow.......................................27 2012 Recap..................................................... 28-29 2012 Indivdual Results..........................................30 2012 MAC Championship Results........................31 2012 NCAA Regional............................................32 Through The Years.......................................... 34-57 Eastern Michigan University............................ 58-62 President Susan W. Martin....................................63 EMU Board of Regents.........................................64 Heather Lyke................................................... 65-66 Support Staff & Head Coaches....................... 67-73 NCAA Compliance.................................................78 E-Club...................................................................79 EMU Athletic Hall of Fame....................................80
University Quick Facts Location Founded Enrollment President Nickname Colors Conference
Ypsilanti, Mich. 1849 23,503 Dr. Susan Martin Eagles Green (349) and White Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Athletic Department President Athletic Director Associate AD/SWA Associate AD Associate AD Assistant AD/SASS Head Athletic Trainer Equipment Manager
Dr. Susan Martin Heather Lyke Dr. Melody Reifel Werner Mike Malach Greg Steiner Erin Burdis Steve Nordwall Jay Sofen
Men’s Cross Country Staff Head Coach (Year) Alma Mater Office Phone Number Email
John Goodridge (13th) Long Island ‘72, Michigan ‘74 734.487.2245 email@example.com
Athletic Media Relations 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 cross country home page to find such information
Director of Athletic Media Relations Greg Steiner Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations Sean Hostetter Graduate Assistant/Cross Country Chloe Smith Email firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone 619.384.3878 Graduate Assistant Adam Kuffner Graduate Assistant Megan Samassa Office Phone 734.487.0317 Mailing Address 799 N. Hewitt Rd. Convocation Center Room 307 Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Website www.EMUEagles.com
2012 Team Information Fans using mobile devices can access news, scores and schedules on emueagles.com/mobile
2012 MAC Finish 2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional
1st Place (59 points) 13th Place (367 points)
www.EMUEagles.com EMU Men’s Cross Country on Twitter: #EMUXC
Editors: Layout and Design: Assistant Editors:
Adam Kuffner Chloe Smith Phil Burwell Sean Hostetter Greg Steiner Kristi Andrascik
Photography: Randy Masharka, Walt Middleton, Amanda Decker, Jed Dreher Special Thanks: To Bob Parks because without his historical perspective, the history section would not have been as complete.
Information is current as of July 27, 2013
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country
17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
Athletic Media Relations
Assistant Athletic Director/Media Relations.................................... Greg Steiner
Office Phone..............................................................................................................................734.487.0317 Cellular Phone...........................................................................................................................734.845.1132 E-mail.....................................................................................................................email@example.com Primary Sports Covered....................................Football, Women’s Basketball, Golf and Web site
Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations............................ Sean Hostetter
Office Phone..............................................................................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...........................................................................................................................734.218.3417 E-mail............................................................................................................................ firstname.lastname@example.org Primary Sports Covered......................................................Volleyball, Men’s Basketball and Tennis
Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant................................. Adam Kuffner
Office Phone..............................................................................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...........................................................................................................................419.953.1679 E-mail............................................................................................................................email@example.com Primary Sports Covered..................................................................Soccer, Gymnastics and Baseball
Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant............................. Megan Samassa Office Phone..............................................................................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...........................................................................................................................810.223.3700 E-mail........................................................................................................................firstname.lastname@example.org Primary Sports Covered..................................................................... Softball, Wrestling and Rowing
Athletic Media Relations Assistant.................................................... Chloe Smith Office Phone..............................................................................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...........................................................................................................................619.384.3878 E-mail...........................................................................................................................email@example.com Primary Sports Covered.........................................Cross Country, Swimming & Diving and Track
Address:............................799 N. Hewitt Rd., Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
How to get EMU Cross Country Information
Directions to Eastern Michigan University
By air: Arriving at Detroit Metro Airport, take I-94 west to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181B). Get in the far left lane and turn left on Hewitt. Head north on Hewitt for 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw Avenue. The stadium is on the east side of the road. From North: U.S. 23 south to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From South: U.S. 23 north to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From East: (A) Take I-94 west to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181B). Get in the far left lane and turn left on Hewitt Road. Head north on Hewitt for 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw Avenue. The stadium is on the east side of the street. (B) Take I-96 west to M-14 west. Follow M-14 to U.S. 23 south. Go south to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From West: Take I-94 east to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181). Turn left and get in the far left lane. Turn left on Hewitt and head north on Hewitt approximately 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw. The stadium is on the east side of the road.
• The Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Relations office: Cross Country Contact: Chloe Smith...................................734.487.0318 • The Internet:
Log on to the World Wide Web to get all of the latest Eastern Michigan University Athletics Information, including up-to-date cross country results and weekly notes: www.emueagles.com
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
Media Services/Athletic Directory 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 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 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.
Athletic Department Phone Directory (All phone numbers area code 734, unless otherwise noted)
University Information . ...................................487.1849 HEAD COACHING STAFF Jay Alexander, Baseball..................................487.0315 Melissa Gentile, Softball..................................487.1031 Kim Berrington, Volleyball...............................487.0291 Bruce Cunningham, Men’s Golf.......................487.6703 Derek DelPorto, Wrestling...............................487.6429 Ron English, Football......................................487.2160 John Goodridge, Men’s XC/Track...................487.2245 AnnMarie Gilbert, Women’s Hoops.................487.0481 Scott Hall, Women’s Soccer............................487.2144 Brad Holdren, Women’s Rowing.....................487.6690 Peter Linn, M & W Swimming..........................487.0463 Sue Parks, Women’s XC/Track.......................487.0262 Rob Murphy, Men’s Hoops..............................487.0316 Ryan Ray, Women’s Tennis.............................487.2244 Loren “Buck” Smith, Diving..............................487.3079 Sandy Wagner, Women’s Golf.........................487.6435 Steve Wilce, Gymnastics.................................487.1082 ADMINISTRATION Athletics Director Heather Lyke.......................487.1050 Assoc. AD/SWA Melody Reifel Werner.........................487.2327 Assoc. AD Mike Malach...................................487.5313 Assoc. AD/Compliance TBA............................487.3263 Assoc. AD Greg Steiner..................................487.0317 Assist. AD/SASS Erin Burdis...........................487.1283 Athletics Equipment Staff Equipment Manager, Jay Sofen.............487.6478/1029 Asst. Manager, Wayne Smith.................487.6478/1029 Facilities Staff Fac. Supervisor, Erich Keil..............................487.5152 Asst. Facilities, Adam Martin...........................487.5152 Sports Medicine Staff Head Trainer Steve Nordwall..........................487.5183 Assoc. Trainer Bill Tuscany....................487.1360/0387 Staff Trainer Megan Snow...............................487.5179 Student Academic Support Services Administrative Head Erin Burdis......................487.8236 Academic Counselor Ann Pierson...................487.0351 SPORTS PERFORMANCE Head Sports Perf. Blair Wagner......................487.2152 Assist. Sports. Perf. Greg Pyszczynski......................487.4511 Ticket Office Ticket Manager Ron Reid................................487.0817
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
at Mel Brodt Collegiate Opener (Bowling Green, Ohio)
at Notre Dame Invitational (South Bend, Ind.)
at Michigan Intercollegiates (Hillsdale, Mich.)
at NCAA Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute, Ind.)
EASTERN MICHIGAN CLASSIC (Dexter, Mich.)
MAC Championship (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Nov. 15 NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Madison, Wisc.)
Nov. 23 NCAA Championship (Terre Haute, Ind.)
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
John Goodridge enters the 2013 season with a formidable lineup of runners under his guidance. Coming off his eighth title for the Green and White, another championship would put Goodridge’s already impressive record on par with that of legendary EMU head coach, Bob Parks. “Every day at EMU is a very special experience as we are part of such a tradition-rich program following in the footsteps of legendary coaches and athletes,” said Goodridge. “This is a program with a 102-year history which makes it one of the very oldest cross country programs in the country. This is a program with a great history of producing conference champion teams and individuals and has also had national team and individual success.” Eastern Michigan University’s Cross Country team has established a standard of excellence in its runners and looks to make a run for another Mid-American Conference Championship. After accruing seven titles over the last eight seasons, including the distinguished honor of being the
2013 Season Preview
three-time defending MAC champions, the Eagle runners have their sights set on claiming a 17th MAC title for EMU. Last season proved to be fruitful not only for the collective team but there were also a number of notable individual achievements. Arguably the most notable would be that of Terefe Ejigu, who came back from finishing runner-up in the 2011 MAC Championships to win EMU’s 19th individual conference title. The four-time allconference runner finished with a winning time of 24:44:5.
native Kalinowski is looking to come back strong this season after sitting out for the 2012 campaign. Rounding out the quartet is local acquisition Petro, from Erie, Mich. Petro, an Academic All-MAC honoree, ran in five races for the Green and White, posted a 26:14.70 at the 2012 MAC Championship. The Eagles will turn to their seniors for leadership and guidance going into the season. According to Goodridge, “every member of this team has a role in contributing to leadership in how we represent ourselves as a team, a program, and university. I have great confidence that these young men are outstanding student-athletes and I am fortunate to have the oppportunity to coach them.” Junior Daryl Smith has his goals set high for the upcoming season. The 2012 season gave the Windsor, Ontario native a First Team All-MAC honor, a runner-up finish at the 2012 MAC Championship, and several impressive finishes throughout the season. Joining Smith in his class are Ian
This year the Eagles have four runners competing in their final season in Harry Dixon, Josh George, Grzegorz Kalinowski, and Nick Petro.
Dixon, one-of-three foreigners in the senior troupe, comes to the Eagles from Nelson, New Zealand. He garnered All-MAC honors after nabbing an 11th place finish at the MAC tournament. George, hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Torun, competed twice last season and came in 59th at the Toledo Bubble Buster. Torun, Poland Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
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by competing in two races. Trinh, from Oakland, Calif., turned in three appearances for the Green and White. Willamstar, Mich. native Witchell finished out the season with a 24th place finish at the MAC Championship and also competed in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, taking 72nd place.
Hancke, Clayton Stryker, Cameron Trinh, and Warren Witchell. Hancke, a redshirt from Haslett, Mich., received Academic AllMAC honors and finished the MAC Championship with a time of 26:42.20. Stryker, from New Lothrop, Mich., helped the Eagles
The rest of the returning runners are sophomores Scott Bradley, Willy Fink, Austin Lane and William Trice. Fink, who comes from Maumee, Ohio, was an active member of the 2012 squad with six races under his belt and a 21st place finish at the MAC Championship. Lane, from Greenwich, N.Y., raced a total of four times and led the Eagles at the EMU Classic with a time of 16:19.0. The incoming Eagle runners are
sophomore Brandon Wynsma, who comes to the team after competing in Track & Field last season, and freshmen Abel Flores, Caleb Hess, John Knox, Jared LaBarge, Mitch Lenneman, Zine Nassr, Nick Raymond, Dallas Shields, and Nick Trefz. Coach Goodridge has high hopes for his incoming class: “The freshmen are here because of our tradition. They want to develop and they want to be a part of a championship experience. I believe they have a bright future here.” Overall, the 2013 Eagles have a lot on their plates after a handful of illustrious seasons in years past. They hope to continue their legacy of excellence on the road to yet another Mid-American Conference championship title.
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
NAME Scott Bradley Harry Dixon William Fink Abel Flores Josh George Ian Hancke Caleb Hess Grzegorz Kalinowski John Knox Jared LaBarge Austin Lane Mitch Lenneman Zine Nassr Nick Petro Nick Raymond Dallas Shields Daryl Smith Clay Strycker Nick Trefz William Trice Cameron Trinh Warren Witchell Brandon Wynsma
HT. 6-0 5-8 6-0 5-6 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-0 5-7 6-2 5-6 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-4 5-10 5-10 5-8 5-8 5-11
WT. YR. HOMETOWN / HIGHSCHOOL 150 So. Battle Creek, Mich. / Lakeview 132 Sr. Nelson, New Zealand / Nayland College 150 So. Maumee, Ohio / Maumee 125 Fr. Defiance, Ohio / Defiance 180 R-Sr. Toronto, Ontario / Frontenac 170 R-Jr. Haslett, Mich. / Haslett 130 Fr. Owosso, Mich. / Owosso 155 Sr. Torun, Poland / Nicholas Copernicus University 145 Fr. Gloversville, N.Y. / Gloversville 140 Fr. Alpena, Mich. / Alpena 125 So. Cleveland, Ohio / Cuyahoga Heights 165 Fr. River Falls, Wisc. / River Falls 125 Fr. Dearborn, Mich. / Edsel Ford 145 R-Sr. Erie, Mich. / Monroe 135 Fr. Erie, Mich. / Mason 150 Fr. Hazel Park, Mich. / Hazel Park 160 Jr. Windsor, Ontario / Vincent Massey S.S. 175 Jr. New Lothrop, Mich. / Westfield (Ind.) 128 Fr. Fairmont, W.Va. / Fairmont 145 So. Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Northern 135 Jr. Oakland, Calif. / Skyline 140 R-So. Williamstar, Mich. / Dansville 140 So. Augusta, Mich. / Richland Gull Lake
Coaching Staff John Goodridge
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
Head Coach John Goodridge
John Goodridge Long Island, ‘72, Michigan ‘74 13th Season
The 2013 campaign marks the 13th season for John Goodridge as the head cross country coach at Eastern Michigan University, and the veteran coach has certainly enjoyed an outstanding coaching career. With EMU’s Mid-American Conference championships in 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012, Goodridge has also coached conference cross country championship teams in the MAC, Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference. Since arriving at EMU thirteen seasons ago, he has coached two NCAA National Championship top-three individuals including 2001 National Champion Boaz Cheboiywo, six cross country All-Americans, four NCAA Great Lakes Regional Individual Champions, eight Mid-American Conference Individual Champions and 43 All-MAC harriers. The 2012 Eagles claimed the program’s third straight conference championship, the 17th overall in school history. Goodridge earned his eighth MAC Coach of the Year award, putting him only one behind of EMU legendary coach, Bob Parks. Terefe Ejigu and Daryl Smith claimed the top two spots at the MAC Championships with Ejigu crossing the finish line first. Both Eagles were named First Team All-MAC while Harry Dixon picked up Second Team All-MAC accolades. The 2011 season marked the seventh time in Goodridge’s storied career that he would garner the MAC Coach of the Year award. Under Goodridge, the Eagles claimed their second consecutive MAC title, and sixth in the past seven years. , as the Eagles were paced by All-MAC first teamer Terefe Ejigu, and second teamer Daryl Smith. In 2010, Goodridge’s talented squad made its return atop the Mid-American Conference Cross Country ChampionEastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
Head Coach John Goodridge
ship podium after the Eagles combined for the fieldbest 66 points. Sophomore All-MAC and All-Region selection Terefe Ejigu became just the 14th runner in EMU cross country history to take home the individual MAC championship. True freshman Harry Dixon also garndered All-MAC honors, while teammates Ejigu, Matt Hammersmith, Austin Hendrix, and Andrew Pfeiffer were named to the Academic All-MAC Squad. Despite going into the 2009 season with four straight MAC titles, the Eagles went into the year without a clear No. 1 runner. However, Goodridge’s solid recruiting class and veterans such as Curtis Vollmar and Hammersmith allowed the Eagles to finish second overall at the MAC Championship in Athens, Ohio, where three runners earned all-league accolades. Goodridge also had two runners pick up AllRegion honors in Vollmar and then-freshman Ejigu. In 2008, Goodridge captured his fifth MAC title and EMU’s fourth league championship in-a-row. He was named the MAC Coach of the Year for the fifth time in his career and led the Eagles to a seventh place finish at the NCAA Regional for the second straight season. In 2007, Goodridge’s Eagles had another outstanding season, claiming their third straight MAC Championship title, the school’s 13th overall. Additionally, Josh Perrin won the individual MAC title in a time of 24:33. Five of Goodridge’s athletes 2012 marked the eighth time in 12 years at were selected to All-MAC teams (Perrin, Josh Karanja, David Brent, Vollmar and Kyle Mena), while EMU the John Goodridge has been named three were selected Academic All-MAC (Brent, MAC Coach of the Year. Karanja and Wade Wines). Karanja earned a spot at the NCAA Championship meet after finishing Championship, the Eagles redeemed themeighth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Champi- selves by finishing third at the NCAA Championship, the best performance by any MAC runner. onship, the highest place ever in school history. In his first season at the helm of the East The 2006 season was a banner year for Goodridge and his harriers. They repeated as MAC ern Michigan men’s cross country program, GooChampions and had the lowest point total ever by drige directed the Eagles to a first-place showan Eagle team at the MAC meet. Six Eagles claimed ing at the MAC Championship. Additionally, Boaz All-MAC honors while senior Corey Nowitzke was the Cheboiywo won the individual title at the NCAA top finisher at both the MAC Championship and the Championship, the first ever by an Eastern harrier. Prior to coming to EMU, Goodridge was NCAA Great Lakes Regional. He finished 30th over- all at the NCAA National Championships and was the head men’s track and field and cross counnamed an All-American and Academic All- American. try coach at Wake Forest University from 1984-99 In 2005, EMU captured its 11th MAC Champi- where he led the Demon Deacons to unparalleled onship title. Nowitzke and Neal Naughton finished success in the school’s cross country and track and second and fifth, respectively. The Eagles went on to field history. He spent three years, 1979-82, as the place fifth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Champi- head women’s cross country coach and assistant onship to qualify for the NCAA Championship, where track coach at Michigan State University. He also they finished 24th, with Nowitzke as the top runner. served as the head United States national coach In 2002, after finishing second at the MAC at the 1985 IAAF World Cross Country ChampionEastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
Head Coach John Goodridge
ships in Lisbon, Portugal, and in 1986 as the head United States coach at the World University Cross Country Championship in Graz, Austria. At Wake Forest, Goodridge coached the second-most Atlantic Coast Conference championships of all sports in their history, and he coached the first ACC cross country team championship in school history as well as the first individual cross country champion. His 1989 Wake Forest cross country squad achieved the highest finish in that sport’s school history-it was third in the NCAA Championships, an ACC record. His Wake Forest cross country team finished first or second in the ACC for 10 consecutive years, winning four league titles, making seven NCAA appearances, and producing 35 All-ACC performers and four cross country AllAmericans. In track, his team turned in the highest finish ever for Wake Forest in the ACC with a runner-up spot and eighth-place NCAA finish. Goodridge has coached the best cross country teams in school history at Michigan State (women-fourth place NCAA National Championships), Wake Forest University (menthird place NCAA’s and first ever ACC Championship) and now EMU (third place NCAA National Championships). He is one of a small group of active coaches who have coached more than two top-three NCAA team national finishes. A native of New York City, Goodridge graduated from Long Island University in 1972 and earned his master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1975. During his many years of involvement in coaching cross country, he has been an officer of national organizations, including serving as the vice president of the U.S. Men’s Collegiate Cross Country Coaches Association and a founder of the American Distance Club.
THE GOODRIDGE FILE Full Name............................................... John Reynold Goodridge Born....................................................................................11-2-48 High School...............................................................S.H. Calhoun Undergraduate College.........................................Long Island, ‘72 Graduate College................................. University of Michigan, ‘75 Family........................................ Wife: Francie (Kraker), Son: Kyle COACHING HISTORY EASTERN MICHIGAN (2001-present) 2012 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; Terefe Ejigu wins MAC Indvidual Title;13th at NCAA Regional 2011 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; 16th at NCAA Regional 2010 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; 11th at NCAA Regional 2009 • Second at MAC Championship; Ninth at NCAA Regional 2008 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; Seventh at NCAA Regional 2007 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; Seventh at NCAA Regional 2006 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; Fifth at NCAA Regional 2005 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; Finished 24th at NCAA Championship; 10th at NCAA Regional 2004 • Fifth at MAC Championship 2003 • Second at MAC Championship 2002 • Third at NCAA Championship; Second at MAC; Second at NCAA Regional 2001 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; Boaz Cheboiywo wins MAC and NCAA Individual titles WAKE FOREST 1984-1999 • Coached Wake Forest to its first-ever NCAA National Cross Country Championship qualification • Men’s Cross Country ACC Champions: 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994 • Finished first or second for 10 consecutive years • Had 19 individuals receive All-ACC honors 35 times • Coached four All-Americans MICHIGAN STATE 1979-1982 • Coached the Michigan State women to their first-ever Big Ten Cross Country Championship
2013 Roster Senior
Harry Dixon Nelson, New Zealand (Nayland College)
EMU: 2012: 2012: Competed in six races for the Eagles… Earned a spot on the All-MAC Second Team after finishing 11th at the 2012 MAC Cross Country Championships in 25:17.80 and helping EMU to its third straight and 17th conference title in program history, Oct. 27…Finished 42nd out of 204 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Nov. 9…Placed 15th at the Toledo Bubble Buster with a time of 19:42.40, Sept. 21 2011: An Academic All-MAC selection…Ran in six races for the Eagles...Placed 19th in 25:02.9 at the 2011 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships to help the Green and White capture its 16th title in program history…At the Toledo Open, finished sixth after completing the 5,000-meter course in 15:47.90…Completed the New Balance Vic Matthews Open in 25:46.6 to place 41st out of 208 athletes 2010: Ran in five races for the Eagles in 2010… Named to the All-MAC second team after posting a 12th place finish of 25:07.5 at the 2010 MAC Championships… Took fourth in the Western Ontario Invite on Sept. 25 after completing the 10K event in 32:10.0… Placed 80th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 32:14.23 2009: Ran in once race…Finished with a time of 29:22 at the Spartan Invitational, Sept. 18 High School: Participated in both track and cross country... Part of the first New Zealand Cross Secondary School’s Cross Country Championship... Took first in 3000m and 5000m Personal: Full name: Harry David Dixon... Son of David and Lyndsay Dixon... Has one brother, Joe Born: 8-28-90 12 Major: Biology
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country
17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
2013 Roster Redshirt Senior
Josh George Toronto, Ontario (Frontenac)
EMU: 2012: Ran in two races for the Green and White…Finished the season-opening Spartan Invitational, Sept. 14, with a time of 27:38… Took 59th at the Toledo Bubble Buster, Sept. 21, crossing the finish line in 21:14.40 2011: Competed in one race in 2011…Placed 52nd at the 2011 Eastern Michigan University Fall Classic with a time of 17:12.89 2010: Ran in two races in 2010… Finished in the middle of a field of 206 participants at the Michigan Intercollegiate after completing the race in 29:58.0… Ran a time of 17:02.5 in the 5,000meter event at the EMU Classic on Oct. 23 2009: Ran in once race…Finished with a time of 29:22 at the Spartan Invitational, Sept. 18 High School: Named the Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009…Was named the track MVP in 2005-2009…Was an OFSAA finalist in 20052009….A member of the Honor Roll Personal: Full name: Joshua Levi George…Son of Ralph and Jane George…Has two brothers, Nathan and Jacob Born: 1-30-90 Major: Exercise Science
2013 Roster Senior
Grzegorz Kalinowski Torun, Poland (Nicholas Copernicus University)
EMU: 2012: Did not compete 2011: An Academic All-MAC reciepient…Finished 62nd at the 2011 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships after racing to a time of 26:01.9…At the Michigan State Spartan Invite, placed 18th of 257 with a 25:05.0, 8,000meter effort…Placed third at the Toledo Open with a 15:42.70 performance. 2010: Ran in one race for the Greeen and White… Won the 5,000-meter event at the EMU Classic, Oct. 23, after completing the distance in 15:28.5 HIGH SCHOOL: Placed 15th at European Junior Championships for the 1500m... Placed third at Polish Junior Championships in 800m and 1500m... Took second in 1500m at Polish Indoor Championships in 2008 PERSONAL: Full name: Grzegorz Mateusz Kalinowski...Son of Jan and Marianna Kalinowski...Has two brothers, Jan and Jozef, and three sisters, Elzbieta, Anete, and Zofia Born: 9-22-90 Major: Psychology
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
2013 Roster Redshirt Senior
Nick Petro Erie, Mich. (Monroe)
EMU: : 2012: Ran in five races for the Eagles…Earned a spot on the Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention list… Posted a time of 26:14.70 at the 2012 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships, Oct. 27, helping EMU to its third straight and 17th conference title in program history…Finished 33rd at the Toledo Bubble Buster, Sept. 21, crossing the finish line in 20:20.70 2011: Placed 18th at the 2011 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships, crossing the finish line at 24:59.9…Earned team’s Coaches Award following the 2011 campaign…Was the 15th runner to complete the New Balance Vic Matthews Open, as his 25:07.1 time placed him toward the forefront of a 208-participant field…Took 86th out of 257 at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational behind a 26:19.0 performance. 2010: Ran in two races for the Green and White…Placed 15th at the EMU Classic, Oct. 23, in the 9,000-meter race… Completed the Running Fit Titan Invitational in 21:54.0 for a 33rd place finish 2009: Ran a time of 33:34 at the EMU Classic, Oct. 23 HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team Mega Red accolades as a junior and senior and first-team All-Region honors four times…A four-time state qualifier and four-year letter-winner, holds the freshman and sophomore school record for the best times in cross country…In track and field, was a three-year letter-winner, earning first-team All-State honors in the 4x800 and first-team Mega Red honors as a senior…Earned Academic All-State honors and was a member of the Honor Roll PERSONAL: Full name: Nicholas Anthony Petro… Son of Steven and Rebecca Petro…Has two brothers, Dominic and Jordan Born: 11-11-90 Major: Management
2013 Roster Redshirt Junior
Ian Hancke Haslett, Mich. (Haslett)
EMU: 2012: Competed in five races for EMU… Earned a spot on the Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention list… Ran a 26:42.20 at the Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships, Oct. 27, helping the Eagles win its third straight and 17th conference crown in program history… Finished 98th out of 163 runners at the Notre Dame Invitational, Sept. 28, with a time of 25:02 2011: Ran six races for the Green and White…Led all members of the Eagles’ squad in 14th place out of 208 athletes at the New Balance Vic Matthews Open in 26:06.60…Took 45th place at the Spartan Invitational with a 25:38.0 performance…Helped the Eagles to a first place team finish with a 15:51.10, seventh place effort at the Toledo Open...Finished 141st at the 2011 NCAA Regional Championships in 33:34.70. 2010: Redshirted…Competed unattached at the EMU Classic, Oct. 23, recording a time of 16:13.2 in the 5,000-meter event for a 24th-place finisH HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in track and cross country... Was named Second Team All-State Honorable Mention his senior year for cross country... Two-time All-State for indoor track... Named to Lansing State Journal Runner of the Year and Dream Team... Was also CAAC League Champ for cross country as a junior PERSONAL: Full name: Ian Hancke... Son of Ian and Rolette Hancke... Has two sisters, Esme and Danine Born: 4-11-91
2013 Roster Junior
Daryl Smith Windsor, Ontario (Vincent Massey S.S.)
EMU: 2012:Competed in six events for EMU…A First Team All-MAC honoree…Finished runnerup to teammate Terefe Ejigu at the Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships, Oct. 27, as the duo led the Eagles to their third straight and 17th overall conference title in program history… Led EMU at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Nov. 9, placing 34th out of 204 runners with a time of 31:58 2011: Ran in six races for the Green and White… Named second team All-MAC after a ninthplace finish at the 2011 MAC Cross Country Championships in 24:47.30…Named team’s EMU’s Most Outstanding Freshman…Took 44th place at the 2011 NCAA Regionals with a time of 31:28.80… Ran a time of 25:23.20 at the New Balance Vic Matthews Open for a 23rd place finish in a field of 208 participants…Took 142nd in 25:59 at the Notre Dame Invite…Placed 52nd at the Spartan Invite behind a 25:48 performance. 2010: Ran in one race for the Green and White… Finished in the middle of a 118-participant field at the Western Ontario Invitational, Sept. 25, in 34:13.0 to help the Eagles take first place at the event HIGH SCHOOL: Was named to OFSAA Gold Team all four years...Won OFSAA Individual gold during sophomore season...Took OFSAA Silver for steeple chase 2000-meter in both junior and senior seasons PERSONAL: Full name: Daryl Derek Smith...Son of Orlando Smith and Laura Spring...Has one sister, Ebony Born: 11-8-91 Major: Pre-Chiropractic
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country
22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
2013 Roster Junior
Clayton Strycker New Lothrop, Mich. (Westfield, Ind. (Portland State))
EMU: 2012: Raced in two events for the Green and White…Placed 63rd at the Toledo Bubble Buster, Sept. 21, with a time of 22:08.10…Ran the EMU Classic in 17:03.00 for a 35th place finish, Oct. 19 2011-12: Transferred to EMU 2010-11: Attended Portland State HIGH SCHOOL: Received all-conference honors in track and field while at Westfield H.S., as well as recognition as a scholar athlete. PERSONAL: Full Name: Clayton Dwayne Strycker...Son of John and Cary Strycker...Has one sister, Sarah Born: 02/16/1991 Major: Business
Cameron Trinh Oakland, Calif. (Skyline)
EMU: 2012: Competed in three races for EMU… Led the Eagles at the EMU Classic, Oct. 19, with a fourth place time of 16:14.0…Ran a 26:30 at the season-opening Spartan Invitational, Sept. 14 2011: Did not compete HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in both track and cross country for the Titans…Named to the All-East Bay Cross Country Team his senior season after qualifying for the CIF State Championships…Won the Oakland Section boys title by more than a minute and finished third among East Bay runners at the California Interscholastic Federation Division III state championship race…Made the Honor Roll and was a member of the National Honor Society PERSONAL: Full Name: Cameron Trinh…Son of Don and Cathy Trinh…Has two brothers, Timothy and Jonathan, and one sister, Brittany Born: 10-28-93 Major: Undecided
2013Roster Redshirt Junior
Warren Witchell Willamstar, Mich. (Dansville)
EMU: 2012: Competed in six races for the Eagles… Placed 24th at the 2012 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships, Oct. 27, helping the Green and White land its third straight and 17th overall conference title…Finished 72nd out of 204 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Nov. 9, ending the race in 32:47…Took 18th at the Toledo Bubble Buster, Sept. 21, with a time of 19:54.0 2011: Ran in five races for the Eagles in 2011…Named team’s Most Improved Runner…Paced the Eagles at the EMU Fall Classic with a sixth-place, 15:30.33 performance…Placed 59th at the Spartan Invite in 25:53…Helped EMU to a first place team finish with a 21st place, 16:47.90 effort at the Toledo Open… Took 47th out of 208 athletes at the New Balance Vic Matthews Open 2010: Redshirted…Competed unattached at the EMU Classic, Oct. 23, recording a time of 16:23.1 in the 5,000-meter event for a 28th place finish HIGH SCHOOL: Took first at regionals both senior and junior years in the 3200-meter relay... Placed second at states for 3200-meter relay his senior season... Took first at states in the 800-meter... Was also a four year letter-winner in soccer PERSONAL: Full name: Warren Fredric Witchell... Son of Fred and Wendy...Has four brothers, Josh, Jay, Cory, and Andy Born: 09-03-91 Major: Secondary Education
2013 Roster Sophomore
Scott Bradley Battle Creek, Mich. (Lakeview)
EMU: 2012: Did not compete HIGH SCHOOL: While at Lakeview, earned letters junior and senior year in cross country and was a state qualifier both seasons…was two-time AllCity Male Athlete of the Year in Cross Country… In track and field, was a four year varsity letter winner and three-time state qualifier, twice being named to the MHSAA All-State track and field teams… As a freshman and sophomore, played football prior to joining cross country PERSONAL: Full Name: Scott Christopher Bradley… Son of Todd Bradley and Deborah Vellaire… Brother of Casey Bradley and Mike Burnham Born: 03-28-94 Major: Political Science
2013 Roster Sophomore
Willy Fink Maumee, Ohio (Maumee)
EMU: 2012: Participated in six meets in his EMU debut season…Helped the Eagles to its third straight and 17th conference title in program history, placing 21st at the Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships, Oct. 27…Finished 20th at the Toledo Bubble Buster, Sept. 21 HIGH SCHOOL: Four year letterman at Maumee and three time Academic-All Ohio… As a senior, was named First Team All-Northern Lakes League, First Team All-District, First Team All-Region, First Team All-State as a third place medalist at states… In track and field, a varsity letter winner as a freshman, sophomore and junior and was twice named MVP… as a junior, was first in the 1600 in the Northern Lakes League and district, and finished second in the region and fourth in the state PERSONAL: Full name: William George Fink… Son of David and Lorraine… Brother of Wayne, Elmer and Pamela Born: 03-07-94 Major: Biology
2013 Roster Sophomore
Austin Lane Greenwich, N.Y. (Greenwich Central)
EMU: 2012: Raced four times as a freshman at EMU…Placed seventh at the EMU Classic, Oct. 19, with a time of 16:19.0…Posted 25:34 at the Notre Dame Invitational, Sept. 28 HIGH SCHOOL: Had great success while at Greenwich Central while earning numberous awards... Was named all-league and all-section each season from his freshman to senior year in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track... As a sophomore earned his first all-state honors in cross country... as a junior and senior earned all-state recognition in each of the three seasons PERSONAL: Full name: Austin Robert Lane… Son of Robert and Dena… Brother of Caitlin and Brittney Born: 07-30-93 Major: Business
2013 Roster Sophomore
William Trice Grand Rapids, Mich. (Forest Hills Northern)
EMU: 2012: Ran one race during his debut season for the Green and White, finishing the EMU Classic, Oct. 19, in 16:18 for 20th place HIGH SCHOOL: During his senior year, earned OK Scholar Athlete in track and field while also becoming OK Blue All-Conference and All-Region in cross country Named OK Blue All-Conference, All-Region and All-State in the 4x800-meter in track and field along with OK Blue All-Conference, All-Region, and Division II All-State in cross country as a junior PERSONAL: Full Name: William Clarence Trice III...Son of Joy Copin...Has one brother, Davontay, and three sisters, Alyzia, Sarina and Champaine Born: 03-27-93 Major: Engineering Physics.
Brandon Wynsma Augusta, Mich. (Richland Gull Lake)
EMU: 2013: First season as a member of the cross country team after competing in track and field as a freshman during the 2012-13 season HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the SMAC Academic All-Conference Team... Team qualified for State in cross country PERSONAL: Full Name: Brandon Richard Wynsma...Son of Rick and Shari Wynsma...Has one sister, Brianna Born: 06-09-94 24
Major: Healthcare Administration Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
Abel Flores Defiance, Ohio (Defiance) HIGH SCHOOL: All-State in cross country as a senior with a second-place individual finish...Defiance HS team state runners up...State Champion in 3200m in track...First Team All-State, District, and WBL in cross country all four years, in track for three years (had to sit out junior year due to injury)...member of the Honor Roll PERSONAL: Full Name: Abel Garcia Flores… Son of Abel and Francis Flores… Has one brother, Elias, and one sister, Adrianna… Born: 01-08-95…Major: Exercise Science
Caleb Hess Owosso, Mich. (Owosso) HIGH SCHOOL: No. 5 fastest runner in school history...a four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and swimming, three years varsity track...AllConference Academic selection in track, cross country, and swimming...Senior year: Conference Champion and Regional Champion in the mile run in track, no. 10 in the state in mile run...Captain of senior cross country team, which qualified for state championships for the first time in school history, also qualified individually...Graduated with high honors PERSONAL: Full Name: Caleb Pennington Hess… Son of Timothy and Carolyn Hess… Born: 11-03-95…Major: Computer Science
John Knox Gloversville, N.Y. (Gloversville) HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year varsity letterwinner in track, three-years varsity in cross country....Sophomore year received MVP for cross country and indoor track...Junior and senior years received MVP for cross country, indoor track, and spring track...Senior year received the indoor track State Sportmanship Award, attended state meet for cross country, indoor track, and spring track... Dean’s list all four year, in the top-15 of his class. PERSONAL: Full Name: John Brooks Knox III… Son of Johnand Diane Knox… has one sister, Amanda, who was a track and field athlete at SUNY Oneoneta Born: 04-03-95…Major: Aviation Flight Technology 25 Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
Jared LaBarge Alpena, Mich. (Alpena) HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track... Senior year: Track MVP, State Qualifier in the 800m, holds the Alpena High School Record in the 800m with a time of 1:55.76, won the Coaches award for cross country...A member of Woods Track Club PERSONAL: Full Name: Jared Donald LaBarge… Son of Robert and Margaret LaBarge…has one brother, Nathan Born: 12-24-93…Major: Aviation Flight Technology
Mitch Lenneman River Falls, Wisc. (River Falls) HIGH SCHOOL: Senior year: Cross country team captain, Big Rivers First Team All-Conference; Track MVP, captain, Big Rivers conference champion and state qualifier in 800m and 1600m, fourth place in 1600m at Wisconsin state meet, school record holder in 800m and 1600m...Junior year: First team all-conference in cross country, captain, state qualifier; Track MVP, conference champion in 800m...was on the honor roll and member of FBLA Nationals PERSONAL: Full Name: Mitchell Gregory Lenneman...son of Gordon and Laura Lenneman, who were both track and field athletes at UW River Falls... has one brother, Neil... Born: 10-14-94…Major: Accounting
Zine Nassr Dearborn, Mich. (Edsel Ford) HIGH SCHOOL: WWAC league champion, All-Area team selection, and state qualifier in sophomore through senior years PERSONAL: Full Name: Zinealabdeen Ben-Ali Nassr...Son of Ali and Shokia Nassr...has two brothers, Abdullah and Alhassan; and four sisters, Zaina, Zainab, Hegga, and Nada... Born: 09-09-95…Major: Undecided.
Nick Raymond Erie, Mich. (Mason) HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year member of cross country, track, and swimming teams..Senior year: Cross country MVP; league, regional, and state champion; undefeated in regular season; set 10 course records; Gatorade Michigan Runner of the Year; MITCA Dream Team; state qualifier and captain in swimming; MVP in track; league and regional champion in 800m, 1600m, and 3200m; record holder in 600m, National Silver Standard in 800m, 1600m, and 3200m...Junior Year: MVP, league and regional champ for cross country and track; Monroe Evening News Runner of the Year...four-year member of the honor roll PERSONAL: Full Name: Nicholas Steven Raymond...son of Marvin and Cindi Raymon...has two brothers, Andrew, who ran for EMU in 2011, and Sean; and one sister, Casey, who ran for Concordia in 2011... Born: 03-11-95…Major: Undecided
Dallas Shields Hazel Park, Mich. (Hazel Park) HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year varsity letterwinner in both cross country and track... Senior year: 14th place in state cross country meet, ninth in state track and field for two-mile event...Junior year: Ninth in state cross country meet, fifth in track and field state meet, was inducted into Hazel Park Hall of Fame in both sports... National Honor Society member PERSONAL: Full Name: Dallas James Spratt-Shields...son of Doug and Laura Shields...has two brothers, Dylan and Jeremy Born: 07-01-94…Major: Medical/ undecided
Nick Trefz Fairmont, W.Va. (Fairmont) HIGH SCHOOL: Ran cross country and track for three years...Senior Year: West Virginia class A-AA cross country individual state champion...West Virginia Class AA 3200m state champion, third place in 1600m at state meet...Junior Year: Fifth place cross country all-state in class AAA, conference cross country champion, third place in 3200m in state meet...member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math honors club), Science Honorary Club... PERSONAL: Full Name: Nicolas Alexander Trefz...son of Scott and Sherrit Trefz...has one brother, Drew Born: 11-24-94…Major: Mathematics 27 Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
Green, White... And Yellow?
The EMU Eagles’ colors are green and white, but the track and cross country teams both feature yellow on their uniforms. There is a reason these teams stand out, and the history behind it goes back to 1967. EMU great Bob Parks offered some insight to the story behind how the yellow came about. “When I got to EMU in Jan. 1967, the team was wearing dark green singlets and dark green shorts. In that season, we ran a meet at Western Michigan University, and the finish line was beneath the balcony which was very dark. In the hurdle final, there were six men, three from Michigan State and three from EMU. MSU’s uniforms were almost identical to ours. When the finish positions were announced, we got the short end of the stick. You could hardly see the runners under the dark balcony area, and they got the finish wrong. At that point, I decided to get uniforms that showed up better. “Back then, Kansas was a big name in collegiate track, and they wore pink shorts and powder blue singlets with pink lettering. Everyone thought they were great. I decided to copy them and ordered orange shorts and green singlets with white lettering trimmed in orange. We wore them for about four years, but the Regents decided that all of our teams should be wearing green and white. When they made us get rid of the orange and green, I ordered green and gold, colors I had always liked. At first, they weren’t going to let us use them, but I pointed out that our football team was wearing green and gold. Our administration could hardly argue with me, since our gridders were wearing it too.
“We have worn it ever since, and it is known from coast to coast, as our men have done traditionally well nationally. It also differentiates us from MSU and Ohio University’s color schemes. The green and gold does show up well at the finish line, but nowadays they use computer cameras, so it is less of a problem as it was in the 60s and 70s.” Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country 17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
The 2012 season was another successful one for the Eastern Michigan University men’s cross country team. The Eagles continued to control the Mid-American Conference by claiming their third straight conference title, and EMU’s top runner Terefe Ejigu took home his second individual conference crown. “The 2012 cross country team accomplished most of our goals,” mentioned head coach John Goodridge. “Defense of the 2011 MAC Championship was our primary goal, and the team brought the title back to Ypsilanti. Our other goal was to return to a national level of competitiveness which was accomplished with two strong performances against national level competition at the Notre Dame Invitational and NCAA Pre-Nationals. We look forward to building on these successes.” Once again, Eijigu led the way for the Eagles throughout the season as he has done throughout his career. Going in the history books as an EMU all-time great, Ejigu capped off his stellar career with three victories and a pair of thirdplace finishes in the five meets during 2012. The senior started off the season by winning the Spartan Invitational and the Toledo Bubble Buster before standing atop the podium at the MAC Championship to end his career earning first team All-MAC honors. Behind Eijgu, Daryl Smith provided a major impact in keeping the Eagles as the perennial power in the MAC. The sophomore finished only three seconds behind Eijigu at the MAC Championship, to take runner-up and first-team All-MAC accolades. Smith also posted a top-ten finish to start the season, placing sixth out of 317 runners at the Spartan Invitational. The team opened its 2012 campaign at the Spartan Invitational, Sept. 14. As mentioned, Ejigu took first, maintaining a 4:56 pace at the meet and crossing the finish line 10 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Also placing in the top 10 for EMU was Smith, who captured sixth place with a time of 25:01. Junior Harry Dixon claimed the 21st
2012 Season Recap
spot (25:25), while redshirt sophomore Warren Witchell took 45th (25:48) and freshman Willy Fink placed 49th (25:49) in his first collegiate competition. No team scores were recorded at the event. After claiming MAC Men’s Runner of the Week and MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week for his strong start to the season, Ejigu turned in the top time for the second consecutive race this season, finishing first with a time of 19:01.6 at the Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster, Sept. 21. As a team, Eastern Michigan finished second behind nationally ranked Syracuse, turning in 50 points for the Eagles’ final mark. EMU runners Smith, Dixon, Witchell and Fink finished 12th, 15th, 18th and 20th to close out the top five scorers for the Eagles in the event. As Coach Goodridge mentioned, his team faced tough national competition during the season that included backto-back brutal fields. At the Notre Dame Invitational, the Eagles placed 12th with a team score of 390, as Ejigu kept up his outstanding senior campaign crossing the line in 23:39, only six seconds behind the first place finisher. At the next meet, the NCAA Pre-Nationals hosted by the University of Louisville, EMU finished the highly competitive red race with 369 combined team points to wrap-up a tenth place tie with Florida, Oct. 13. Ejigu paced the Eagles placing third overall, crossing the line in the men’s 8K in 23:15.7. Smith also turned in a strong performance, finishing 38th overall. No. 7 ranked Colorado won the team title with a team score of 78. Following the merciless two meets, Eastern returned home to host a nonscoring event, the EMU Fall Classic. Five Eagles ran for EMU on the evening, with sophomore Cameron Trinh being the top finisher for EMU with a time of 16:14.0 for fourth place. Austin Lane finished seventh for the Eagles, with William Trice, Jordan West and Clayton Strycker rounding out the Eastern runners who crossed the line 20th, 35th and 51st, respectively.
2012 MAC Individual Champion Terefe Ejigu The next event on the schedule was arguably the biggest meet of the year for Eastern, the MAC Championship, Oct. 27. One of the team’s goals was to retain the crown and stay atop of the conference podium. The Eagles did just that, conquering their third consecutive, and 17th overall, Mid-American Conference title in Buffalo at the 2012 conference championship. Individually, Eijigu continued to etch his place in the EMU record books as he paced the Eagle runners once again to earn his second individual title with a winning time of 24:44.5. For Ejigu, it closes out his MAC Championship career with one runnerup finish, two titles, three All-MAC First Team honors and three team MAC Championships. Not far behind Ejigu was teammate Smith (24:47.8), who followed up his freshman campaign in 2011 where he earned All-MAC second team, with a second place finish at the 2012 Championships as a sophomore. For Smith, the MAC Championship marked the best finish of his career, beating his previous best of sixth place at the 2012 Spartan Invitational which opened the Eagles season. Smith’s second place finish meant that it was the first time since 2006 and fifth time overall that the Eagles have gone one-two in the MAC Championship.
2012 Season Recap Dixon (25:17.8) finished 11th for the Eagles to claim the second team All-MAC honors for the first time in his career. Rounding out the top five scorers for the Eagles were Fink and Witchell, who finished 21st and 24th respectively, with times of 25:30.4 and 25:25.0 in each of their first MAC Championships. Following the meet, Coach Goodridge was named the 2012 Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, marking the seventh time in his 12 years at EMU he has received the honor bestowed upon him by his peers. The 2012 title marked his eighth MAC Championship, placing him one behind legendary EMU coach Bob Parks, who has nine. To conclude the season, EMU competed in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional hosted by the University of Wisconsin, Nov. 9. Despite the reigning MAC Champion, Ejigu, bowing out of the race following the 8K mark of the 10K race, the Eagles still found a way to finish 13th out of the 30-team field with a team score of 367, three spots higher than one year ago. Ejigu, the Eagles top runner all year, was running well in fifth at the 8K mark with a split time of 24:15, but the standout senior was unable to finish the race due to injury. Smith led the Eagles with a 31:58 mark, good enough for 34th overall out of 204 participants. Dixon followed Smith with a 42nd-place finish, posting a time of 32:13. 2012 was the final cross country season for two EMU seniors: Terefe Ejigu and James Hughes. Ejigu ends his historic career at EMU with seven victories and multiple top-five finishes. In addition to all of his MAC accolades, Ejigu also earned All-Region and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors while running for the Green and White. The Wellington, New Zealand native not only won three meets this year, but he also took first in the Toledo Open and Spartan Invitational his junior year. During his sophomore campaign, Ejigu picked up his first MAC Championship along with winning the Penn State Invitational. George competed in six races during his time with the Green and White. The Toronto, Ontario native placed a career-best 52nd at the 2011 EMU Fall Classic with a time of 17:12.89. Hughes ran 18 times for the Eagles during his cross country career. He finished a season-best 40th at this year’s Toledo Bubble Buster. Placing 43rd at the 2011 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships helped the Eagles to their 16th title in program history. In 2010, Hughes took first at the Titan Invite and finished in 18th-place at the MAC Championship. The Manchester, Mich. native shined for the Eagles in his redshirt freshman seasons when he picked up second team All-MAC honors and was named the team’s Most Improved Runner.
2012 Individual Results
Name Spartan Inv. Scott Bradley DNR Cody Chabola 26:23 (92) Harry Dixon 25:25 (22) Terefe Ejigu 24:28 (1) Willy Fink 25:49 (49) Josh George 27:38 (177) Ian Hancke 26:06 (71) James Hughes 26:48 (124) Grzegorz Kalinowski DNR Austin Lane 26:27 (99) Nick Petro 26:10 (78) Daryl Smith 20:01 (6) Clay Strycker DNR Cameron Trinh 26:30 (104) Jordan Walker DNR Jordan West DNR Warren Witchell 25:48 (47) William Trice DNR
UT Bubble Buster DNR 20:15.5 (30) 19:42.4 (15) 19:01.6 (1) 19:54.6 (20) 21:14.4 (59) 20:01.8 (25) 20:32.4 (40) DNR 21:05.9 (57) 20:20.7 (33) 19:29.8 (12) 22:08.1 (63) 20:34.3 (43) DNR DNR 19:54.0 (18) DNR
Notre Dame Inv. DNR 25:22 (121) 24:21 (32) 23:39 (3) 25.05 (101) DNR 25:02 (98) DNR DNR 25:34 (133) 25:32 (132) 24:36 (58) DNR DNR DNR DNR 25.05 (102) DNR
NCAA Pre-Nationals DNR DNR 24:26.7 (95) 23:15.7 (3) 24:43.7 (133) DNR 25:42.1 (234) 25:07.7 (186) DNR DNR DNR 23:57.3 (38) DNR DNR DNR DNR 24:29.5 (100) DNR
EMU Classic DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR 16:19.0 (7) DNR DNR 17:03.3 (35) 16:14.0 (4) DNR 17:10.0 (51) DNR 16:18.0 (20)
MAC Championships DNR 25:44.6 (29) 25:17.8 (11) 24.44.5 (1) 25:30.4 (21) DNR 26:46.2 (57) DNR DNR DNR 26:14.7 (42) 24:47.8 (2) DNR DNR DNR DNR 25:35.0 (24) DNR
NCAA Regionals DNR 33:23 (108) 32:13 (42) DNR 34:34 (155) DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR 33:25 (111) 31:58 (34) DNR DNR DNR DNR 32:47 (72) DNR
2012 MAC Championship Team Results
1. Eastern Michigan - 59 2. Central Michigan - 72 3. Miami - 73 3. Akron - 73 5. Buffalo - 105 6. Kent State - 164 7. Ohio - 176 8. Toledo - 186 9. Bowling Green - 277
MAC Coach of the Year John Goodridge Men’s All-MAC Team First Team
Terefe Ejigu-Eastern Michigan Daryl Smith-Eastern Michigan Michael Heller-Kent State Stephen Kiplagat-Miami Kyle Stacks-Central Mike Pressler-Buffalo Brad Hough-Akron
Jarrod Eick-Miami Zachary Ahart-Buffalo David Wing-Miami Harry Dixon-Eastern Michigan Ethan Lievense-Central Jason Drudge-Central Zach Krause-Buffalo
Men’s Academic All-MAC
Zach Ahart-Buffalo Zack Krause-Buffalo Cody Chabola- Eastern Michigan Harry Dixon- Eastern Michigan Terefe Ejigu- Eastern Michigan David Eichenberger- Miami Matt Marol-Miami Tyler Ames-Ohio
2012 Mid-American Conference Men’s Cross Country Championship • Oct. 27, 2012 Buffalo • Buffalo, New York Results by Order of Finish 8,000-meter Run: 78 Participants
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.
Terefe Ejigu Daryl Smith Michael Heller Stephen Kiplagat Kyle Stacks Mike Pressler Brad Hough Jarrod Eick Zachary Ahart David Wing Harry Dixon Ethan Lievense Jason Drudge Zach Krause Dylan Papp Kyle Cochrun Kyle Wheeler Zach Goulet Tyler Ames Nate Ghena Willy Fink Matthew Lutzke Elliot Livensparger Warren Witchell Daniel Garleb Joseph Stewart David Eichenberger Nathan Huff Cody Chabola Matt Marol
Eastern Michigan Eastern Michigan Kent State Miami Central Buffalo Akron Miami Buffalo Miami Eastern Michigan Central Central Buffalo Akron Akron Akron Akron Ohio U. Central Eastern Michigan Central Toledo Eastern Michigan Miami Miami Miami Central Eastern Michigan Miami
24:44.5 24:47.8 24:50.0 24:56.5 24:57.7 24:59.9 25:00.2 25:02.3 25:02.4 25:17.3 25:17.8 25:19.9 25:20.0 25:22.8 25:24.4 25:25.0 25:26.2 25:26.4 25:28.9 25:29.1 25:30.4 25:32.3 25:33.2 25:35.0 25:37.9 25:39.4 25:42.0 25:43.1 25:44.6 25:46.9
EMU Individual Finishes
1 2 11 21 24 29 42 50 53
Terefe Ejigu................................. 24:44.5 Daryl Smith................................. 24:47.8 Harry Dixon................................. 25.17.8 Willy Fink ...................................25:30.4 Warren Witchell..........................25:35.0 Cody Chabola.............................25:44.6 Nick Petro...................................26:14.7 Austin Lane................................26.27.2 Ian Hancke..................................26:46.2
2012Univ. NCAA Great Lakes Regional of Wisonsin-Verona Wisconsin November 19, 2012 Men’s 10,000 Meters
1. Wisconsin 2. Michigan 3. Indiana 4. Michigan State 5. Notre Dame 6. Miami (Ohio) 7. Purdue 8. Ohio State 9. Butler 10. Indiana State 11. Akron 12. Central Michigan 13. Cincinnati 13. Eastern Michigan 15. Marquette 16. Dayton 17. IUPUI 18. Kent State 19. Xavier (Ohio) 20. Ohio U. 21. Evansville 22. Toledo 23. Oakland 24. Detroit Mercy 25. Wright State 26. Wisconsin-Milwaukee 27. Valparaiso 28. Bowling Green 29. Valparaiso 30 IPFW 31. Wisconsin-Green Bay
43 73 107 113 122 214 215 269 287 316 334 340 367 367 371 440 458 482 484 529 576 588 610 670 677 727 807 899 893 942 944
Individual Results (Top 40) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.
Mohammed Ahmed Wisconsin Zachary Mayhew Indiana Dan Lowry Michigan Andrew Bayer Indiana Maverick Darling Wisconsin Reed Connor Wisconsin John Mascari Indiana State Matt McClintik Purdue Martin Grady Notre Dame Michael Heller Kent State Donald Roys Ohio State Johnnie Guy Purdue Mark Beams Michigan Brendon Blacklaws Michigan Alex Brill Wisconsin Robert Finnerty Wisconsin Alex Wilson Michigan State Walter Schafer Notre Dame Morsi Rayyan Michigan Thomas Ohlman Xavier (Ohio) Caleb Rhynard Michigan State Josh McAlary Michigan State J.P. Malette Notre Dame Zach Ornelas Michigan Stephen Kiplagat Miami (Ohio) David Madrigal Michigan State Ben Miller Michigan State Al Escalera Indiana State Colin Cotton Cincinnati Ross Clarke Butler Jake Kildoo Notre Dame Robby Nierman Indiana Evan Esselink Indiana Daryl Smith Eastern Michigan Jack Hackett Marquette Jr Ricker Indiana Harry Ellis Butler Jarrod Eick Miami (Ohio) Brian Hannaford Ohio State Matthew Schwartzer Indiana
Eastern Michigan’s Finishes 34 Daryl Smith 42 Harry Dixon 72 Warren Witchell 108 Cody Chabola 111 Nick Petro 155 Willy Fink
30:37 30:43 30:46 30:46 30:47 30:53 30:56 30:57 31:02 31:07 31:19 31:20 31:24 31:27 31:29 31:29 31:30 31:37 31:38 31:40 31:40 31:51 31:46 31:46 31:48 31:50 31:51 31:51 31:53 31:54 31:55 31:56 31:58 31:58 32:00 32:01 32:02 32:06 32:07 32:12
31:58 32:13 32:47 33:23 33:25 34:34
Providing leadership in education and diversity, the Mid-American Conference moves
into its 67th year of service to the student-athlete. 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 ten football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences, the MAC named Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher as its eighth commissioner in March of 2009. The league has grown its commitment to championships by expanding to seven its number of neutral site post season events – football (Ford Field, Detroit), volleyball (SPIRE Academy, Geneva, Ohio), men’s and women’s basketball (Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland), softball (Firestone Stadium, Akron) and baseball (All Pro Freight Stadium, Avon, Ohio). In addition, the SPIRE facility will also serve as the site for the 2014 women’s swimming & diving championship and 2015 men’s swimming & diving championship. In 2012, the MAC set a conference record with seven teams receiving a bowl invitation, including the first ever BCS Bowl invitation with Northern Illinois playing in the Discover Orange Bowl on Jan. 1, following a thrilling 44-37 double overtime win over Kent State in the 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship game. The seven MAC programs that were extended bowl invitations included: Toledo (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl); Ball State (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg); Central Michigan (Little Caesars Pizza Bowl); Bowling Green (Military Bowl); Ohio (Advocare V100 Independence Bowl); Northern Illinois (Discover Orange Bowl) and Kent State (GoDaddy.com Bowl). The 2012 season witnessed four football programs ranked in the top 25 of national polls – Northern Illinois, Kent State, Toledo and Ohio—as the BCS Standings had two MAC programs in the Top 25 at the end of the regular season with No. 15 Northern Illinois and No. 25 Kent State. The MAC also set a conference record for the most wins against FBS opponents with 16 victories. MAC programs were 4-4 against the Big East Conference, including wins over Rutgers, Cincinnati, UConn and South Florida, and three wins against opponents from the Big Ten Conference, including wins over Penn State, Iowa and Indiana. The dramatic 2012 football season was capped as Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher was selected as the first overall selection by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 NFL Draft, becoming the first football player from the MAC with such an honor. For the first time in league history, the MAC will have seven bowl relationships--three primary and four secondary. The three primary agreements are with the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl (Detroit, Mich.), GoDaddy Bowl (Mobile, Ala.) and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Ida.). In addition, the MAC has secured secondary agreements with the BBVA Compass Bowl, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, the Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. In its partnership with ESPN, the MAC is in the fifth year of its eight-year rights agreement (through 2016-2017 academic years) for football, as well as men’s and women’s basketball. The deal is the most extensive in the 67-year history of the conference. The agreement 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 Game and a minimum of 11 regular-season football games. In men’s basketball, the MAC witnessed Akron reach the FirstEnergy MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament for the seventh consecutive season, as the Zips won their third title in five years. Also, Ohio University earned an invitation to the NIT, while Western Michigan reached the College Basketball Invitational Final Four after wins over North Dakota State and Wyoming. Kent State received an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament and defeated Fairfield in the opening round. Akron center Zeke Marshall and Ohio point guard D.J. Cooper were selected to play in the 2013 Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game, as Cooper garnered MVP game honors. During the 2012-13 academic year, the University of Akron men’s soccer team won its ninth MAC championship and fifth in the last six years, as the Zips advanced to their fifth consecutive NCAA Round of 16 appearance after defeating Michigan. Akron witnessed senior midfielder Scott Caldwell named as the All-America Scholar Athlete of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy. The MAC had two student-athletes selected in the first round of the 2013 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft – No. 3 overall Akron goalkeeper David Meyes (Portland Timbers) and No. 12 overall West Virginia defender Eric Schoenle (Philadelphia Union). The MAC also welcomed the addition of West Virginia as an affiliate member in men’s soccer for the 2012-13 academic year. In wrestling, the MAC welcomed Missouri, Northern Iowa and Old Dominion (2014-15) as affiliate members. Missouri won the 2013 conference tournament title as an affiliate member, snapping Central Michigan’s 11-year reign as champions. The MAC had a conference-best 40 wrestlers earn an invitation to the NCAA Division I National Championship and 11 wrestlers earned All-America status – Central Michigan seniors Ben Bennett, school’s first four-time All-American, and Jarod Trice; Kent State senior Dustin Kilgore, schools first three-time All-American; Missouri’s Alan Waters, Nathan McCormick, Drake Houdashelt, Mike Larson, and Dom Bradley, matching the schools most All-Americans in a single-season; Northern Iowa’s David Bonin and Ryan Loder; and Ohio redshirt freshman Cody Walters. In men’s cross country, Eastern Michigan claimed its 17th conference championship, while the Eagles captured their 31st conference title in men’s swimming and diving. The 31 championship titles for Eastern Michigan in men’s swimming and diving is a conference record. In addition, Eastern Michigan won the program’s 14th conference championship in indoor track and field. Kent State won the program’s fifth consecutive and 19th overall conference title and received its 26th NCAA appearance. Kent State and Ball State both advanced to the NCAA Men’s Conference Championship, marking only the fifth time since 1983 the conference had two programs advance in the NCAA postseason tournament. In men’s tennis, Western Michigan won its second consecutive conference championship and tenth title in the last 15 years. In men’s outdoor track and field, Akron won its
third consecutive conference title and program’s fifth championship in the last six years. In baseball, Bowling Green won the program’s first conference title since 1999 as the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament. Women’s athletics continued to shine for the MAC this past year. The MAC had a total of six women’s basketball programs invited to postseason tournaments. Central Michigan claimed the MAC tournament title for the first time since 1984 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, while Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Miami and Toledo all received at-large invitations to the WNIT Tournament. Three MAC programs – Ball State, Bowling Green and Toledo – all reached the WNIT Sweet 16. In women’s soccer, Miami earned its fourth MAC title in program history and Central Michigan earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, becoming the first team in conference history to earn an at-large bid. Central Michigan fell to Michigan in overtime, 2-1, while Miami defeated Tennessee 3-2 (OT) in the first round of the NCAA tournament and fell to Duke in the second round. Miami senior forward Jess Kodiak was named third team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Kodiak, along with Katie Slaughter of Central Michigan and Kayla Zakrzewski of Miami, were named All-Great Lakes Region First Team by the NSCAA. In volleyball, Bowling Green claimed the MAC title for the second time since 1991 and became the first team in program history to win a NCAA Tournament match. The Falcons defeated Yale in the first round, 3-2, and fell to Penn State in the second round. In women’s cross country, Toledo claimed its fifth title in school history in record fashion. The Rockets scored a conference record-low 24 points and have now won three consecutive conference titles for the first time in school history. In field hockey, Miami won the program’s first conference title in program history, while the RedHawks won the programs 17th conference championship in women’s swimming and diving. In women’s tennis, Miami won the conference championship for the third time in the last five years. In gymnastics, Central Michigan and Western Michigan claimed share of the conference championship. For Central Michigan it claimed a share of its fourth consecutive championship and for Western Michigan was the programs fourth overall tournament title. Central Michigan and Kent State advanced to the NCAA Regionals. In women’s indoor track and field, Kent State won its fourth overall conference title and consecutive conference championships for the first time in program history, while the Golden Flashes won the women’s outdoor track and field championship for the fourth consecutive year. In women’s golf, Kent State won its 15th consecutive conference championship. In softball, Central Michigan won the conference championship for the tenth time in program history. Ball State’s Jennifer Gilbert was named NFCA All-Great Lakes Region First Team, while Macy Merchant was named NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team. From two-time Super Bowl quarterback winning Ben Roethlisberger (Miami University), NFL Defensive MVP James Harrison (Kent State University), four NFL Pro Bowlers (OT Joe Staley, KR Josh Cribbs, TE Antonio Gates, LB James Harrison), 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 MidAmerican 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 MAC 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 fulltime schools and a 13th, UMass for football only beginning in 2012. 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.
MAC XC Record Book
10,000 Meters, Individual Six Miles, Individual 8,000 Meters, Individual Four Miles, Individual Consecutive Championships, Team Consecutive Championships, Indiv. Most Championships, Team Most Championships, Individual Most Indiv.Championships, School Fewest Points (12-team field) Fewest Points (11-team field) Fewest Points (10-team field) Fewest Points (9-team field) Fewest Points (8-team field) Fewest Points (7-team field) Fewest Points (6-team field) Fewest Points (5-team field) Fewest Points (4-team field)
30:15.49 - Jeff Drenth, CMU, 1983 26:21.2 - Gordon Minty, EMU, 1974 23:39.9 - Gavin Thompson, EMU, 2003 19:33.3 - Pete Lorandeau, KSU, 1964 Miami (1949, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56) 3 - Gordon Minty, EMU (1972, 73, 74) 20 - Miami 3 - Gordon Minty, EMU (1972, 73, 74) Eastern Michigan, 18 33 - Toledo, 2011 35 - Miami, 1997 29 - Eastern Michigan, 1974 23 - Eastern Michigan, 2006 32 - Miami, 1983 36 - Ohio, 1964 20 - Miami, 1947 21 - Miami, 1952 17 - Western Michigan, 1959
Fewest Points (3-team field)
16 - Miami, 1953
THROUGH THE YEARS
Through The Years
1973 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 56 2. Ball State 88 3. Miami 92 4. Bowling Green 107 5. Kent State 129 6. Toledo 143 7. Central Michigan 163 8. Western Michigan 165 9. Ohio 224 10. Northern Illinois 266 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Gordon Minty (EMU)
1990 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 53 2. Ball State 56 3. Miami 87 4. Bowling Green 101 5. Ohio 117 6. Western Michigan 135 7. Central Michigan 165 8. Kent State 181 9. Toledo 227 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: John Harmeyer (BSU)
1992 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 32 2. Ohio 91 3. Central Michigan 95 4. Miami 106 5. Bowling Green 142 6. Ball State 149 7. Western Michigan 157 8. Kent State 171 9. Toledo 236 10. Akron 282 Coach of the Year: Elmore Banton (Ohio) MAC Champ: Dominic Middleton (EMU)
1974 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 29 2. Kent State 82 3. Ball State 85 4. Bowling Green 108 5. Western Michigan 143 6. Miami 151 7. Toledo 156 8. Central Michigan 180 9. Ohio 190 10. Northern Illinois 308 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Gordon Minty (EMU)
1993 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 40 2. Miami 51 3. Ball State 85 4. Central Michigan 129 5. Ohio 135 6. Bowling Green 159 7. Western Michigan 162 8. Akron 190 9. Kent State 220 10. Toledo 244 Coach of the Year: Chuck Zody (Miami) MAC Champ: Carl Warren (EMU)
1986 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 66 2. Miami 82 3. Ohio 86 4. Bowling Green 96 Western Michigan 96 6. Central Michigan 104 7. Ball State 148 8. Toledo 228 9. Kent State 288 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Ron Johnson (CMU)
1991 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 2. Western Michigan 3. Central Michigan 4. Kent State 5. Bowling Green 6. Ohio 7. Miami 8. Ball State 9. Toledo Coach of the Year: Jack Shaw (WMU) MAC Champ: Jim Loveless (KSU)
1994 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 37 2. Ohio 64 3. Central Michigan 89 4. Western Michigan 121 5. Miami 126 Ball State 126 7. Akron 150 8. Bowling Green 196 9. Toledo 214 10. Kent State 259 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Barry Deese (CMU)
2000 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 2. Central Michigan Miami 4. Western Michigan 5. Kent State 6. Bowling Greem 7. Ball State 8. Akron 9. Marshall 10. Buffalo 11. Ohio 12. Toledo Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Blake McDowell (EMU)
30 74 97 115 124 128 155 199 246
38 80 80 112 143 145 183 245 249 252 266 329
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country
17 Mid-American Conference Championships • 1973 • 1974 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012
Through The Years
2001 1. Eastern Michigan 30 2. Miami 83 3. Central Michigan 113 4. Kent State 133 5. Buffalo 135 6. Western Michigan 143 7. Ball StatE 196 8. Bowling Green 202 9. Marahall 229 10. Ohio 237 11. Toledo 261 12. Akron 322 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge (EMU) MAC Champ: Boaz Cheboiywo (EMU)
2005 1. Eastern Michigan 30 2. Miami 64 3. Ohio 101 4. Kent State 120 5. Central Michigan 132 6. Akron 135 7. Buffalo 137 8. Bowling Green 229 9. Toledo 273 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge (EMU) MAC Champ: Dan Huling (Miami)
2006 1. Eastern Michigan 23 2. Central Michigan 64 3. Kent State 72 4. Miami 144 5. Ohio 148 6. Akron 156 7. Buffalo 163 8. Bowling Green 208 9. Toledo 256 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge EMU) MAC Champ: Corey Nowitzke (EMU)
2007 1. Eastern Michigan 31 2. Miami 50 3. Central Michigan 98 4. Ohio 116 5. Akron 120 6. Kent State 130 7. Buffalo 180 8. Bowling Green 241 9. Toledo 258 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge EMU) MAC Champ: Josh Perrin (EMU)
2008 1. Eastern Michigan 42 2. Miami 56 3. Kent State 61 4. Central Michigan 103 5. Ohio 122 6. Buffalo 169 7. Akron 179 8. Toledo 186 9. Bowling Green 270 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge EMU) MAC Champ: Josh Karanja (EMU)
2010 1. Eastern Michigan 66 2. Kent State 94 2. Miami 94 4. Akron 103 5. Ohio 107 6. Buffalo 122 7. Toledo 123 8. Central Michigan 143 9. Bowling Green 252 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge (EMU) MAC Champ: Terefe Ejigu (EMU)
2011 1. Eastern Michigan 68 2. Central Michigan 78 3. Buffalo 91 4. Kent State 107 5. Ohio 127 6. Toledo 128 7. Akron 133 8. Miami 173 9. Bowling Green 256 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge EMU) MAC Champ: Tecumseh Adams (CMU)
2012 1. Eastern Michigan 59 2. Central Michigan 72 3. Miami 73 3. Akron 73 5. Buffalo 105 6. Kent State 164 7. Ohio 176 8. Toledo 186 9. Bowling Green 277 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge EMU) MAC Champ: Terefe Ejigu (EMU)
EMU All-Time MAC Results/ Individual Champions MAC Cross Country Titles Year-by-Year
Year Champion............. EMU Finish 1972 Miami..................................Third 1973 Eastern Michigan............. First 1974 Eastern Michigan............. First 1975 Ball State............................Third 1976 Western Michigan..............Third 1977 Western Michigan............Fourth 1978 Miami...............................Fourth 1979 Western Michigan............Fourth 1980 Western Michigan............Fourth 1981 Miami.................................Third 1982 Central Michigan............Second 1983 Miami................................. Sixth 1984 Miami.................................. Fifth 1985 Miami.............................Second 1986 Eastern Michigan............. First 1987 Ball State........................Second 1988 Central Michigan.........T-Second 1989 Central Michigan................. Fifth 1990 Eastern Michigan............. First 1991 Eastern Michigan............. First 1992 Eastern Michigan............. First 1993 Eastern Michigan............. First 1994 Eastern Michigan............. First 1995 Bowling Green.................... Fifth 1996 Ohio.................................Fourth 1997 Miami.............................Second 1998 Miami.............................Second 1999 Central Michigan..............Fourth 2000 Eastern Michigan............. First 2001 Eastern Michigan............. First 2002 Central Michigan............Second 2003 Central Michigan............Second 2004 Central Michigan................. Fifth 2005 Eastern Michigan............. First 2006 Eastern Michigan............. First 2007 Eastern Michigan ............ First 2008 Eastern Michigan............. First 2009 Kent State......................Second 2010 Eastern Michigan............. First 2011 Eastern Michigan............. First 2012 Eastern Michigan............. First
MAC Team Championships Miami.......................................... 20 Eastern Michigan....................... 17 Western Michigan....................... 14 Central Michigan.......................... 7 Ohio . .......................................... 3 Ball State...................................... 2 Bowling Green.............................. 2 Kent State.................................... 1 Wayne State................................. 1
Eastern Michigan’s 2006 cross country team put a 41 point spread between themselves and second place Central Michigan University to claim its 11th MAC Championship. They also set a MAC record for lowest points scored in a nine team field with 23 points.
Eastern Michigan University Individual MAC Champions and Runners-Up
Champions 1972 Gordon Minty 29:47.00 1973 Gordon Minty 30:24.20 1974 Gordon Minty 29:21.20 1975 Dave Smith 29:50.40 1976 Joe Caruso 31:28.00 1992 Dominic Middleton 24:12.00 1993 Carl Warren 24:51.00 1995 Clint Verran 25:28.00 1997 Ben Reese 25:36.00 1999 Blake McDowell 24.43.00 2000 Blake McDowell 24:19.00 2001 Boaz Cheboiywo 24:11.00 2002 Gavin Thompson 23:50.20 2003 Gavin Thompson 23:39.90 2006 Corey Nowitzke 26:52.60 2007 Josh Perrin 24:33.00 2008 Josh Karanja 24:18.70 2010 Terefe Ejigu 24:08.00 2012 Terefe Ejigu 24:44.50
Runners-Up 1983 Mark Smith 1991 Mark Dailey 1992 Clive Bonelle 1993 Jason Boothroyd 1998 Ben Reese 2000 Aaron Bartee 2005 Corey Nowitzke 2006 Josh Perrin 2011 Terefe Ejigu
Since Eastern Michigan joined the MAC in 1972, EMU has won 16 MAC championships. Under coach Bob Parks the Eastern Michigan crosscountry program produced eight MAC Champions, three All-Americans, and led the program to the NAIA and NCAA Division II National Championship in 1970. Coach Parks retired after the 2000 season, guiding his team to a 20th place finish in the NCAA Championships; the team was lead by Blake McDowell and Aaron Bartee.
30:26.20 31:15.29 24:29.00 24:54.00 24:57.00 24:22.00 24:25.00 27:20.95 24:16.00
Championships by Coach Bob Parks, EMU............... 9 Elmore Banton, OU.......... 1 John Goodridge, EMU...... 8 Joe Rodgersm, BSU......... 1 Chuck Zody, MIA.............. 5 Jerry Rushton, BSU.......... 1 Jack Shaw, WMU............. 4 Sid Sink, BGSU................ 1 Craig Fuller, CMU............. 4 Don Sazima, CMU............ 1 Walt Drenth, CMU............ 2 Brad Fairchild, EMU......... 1 * Coach championships calculated since Warren Mandrell, MIA....... 2
Through The Years
1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Nick Ellis, Gordon Minty Nick Ellis (2), Gordon Minty (2), Dave Burkhart Nick Ellis (3),Gordon Minty (3), Rick Goodman, Tom Hollander, Dave Smith Nick Ellis (4), Dave Smith (2) Joe Caruso, Jim Deren, Dennis Kurtis John Schulze, Roger Jones Roger Jones (2), Rick Fethke Dan Shamiyeh Dan Shamiyeh (2), Kevin Young Dan Shamiyeh (3), Mark Smith Mark Smith (2), Craig Howe, Erik Henriksen Mark Smith (3) Mark Smith (4) George Rodriguez, P.J. Osika George Rodriguez (2), John Cross George Rodriguez (3), Don Johns, John Yates George Rodriguez (4), Mark Pogliano, Scott Hippen Scott Hippen (2), Mark Dailey, Dan Liedel, Dominic Middleton Mark Dailey (2), Dan Liedel (2), Mike Kessler, Clive Bonelle Dominic Middleton (2), Clive Bonelle (2), Carl Warren, Jason Jeske Dominic Middleton (3), Carl Warren (2), Jason Boothroyd Jason Boothroyd (2), Clint Verran, Dominic Middleton (4), Paul McMullen
1995 Clint Verran (2), Jason Boothroyd (3) 1996 Lee Shaw 1997 Ben Reese, Clint Verran (3), Morris Giddens, Mark Reed, Mike Franko 1998 Ben Reese (2), Aaron Bartee, Lee Shaw 1999 Blake McDowell 2000 Blake McDowell (2), Aaron Bartee (2), Steve Crane, Joe Borg 2001 Boaz Cheboiywo, Steve Crane (2), Joe Borg (2), 2002 Joel David, Jordan Desilets, Gavin Thompson (2), Steven Crane (3) 2003 Wes Alkin, Steve Crane (4), Joel David (2), Gavin Thompson (3) 2004 Corey Nowitzke 2005 Josh Karanja, Kyle Mena, Neal Naughton, Corey Nowitzke (2), Alan Walker 2006 Corey Nowitzke (3), Josh Perrin, David Brent, Josh Karanja (2), Neal Naughton (2), Curtis Vollmar, Curtis Baldwin 2007 Josh Perrin (2), Josh Karanja (3) David Brent (2), Curtis Vollmar (2), Kyle Mena (2) 2008 Josh Karanja (4), Curtis Vollmar (3) David Brent (2), Josh Perrin (3) 2009 Curtis Vollmar (4), James Hughes, Matt Hammersmith 2010 Terefe Ejigu, Harry Dixon 2011 Terefe Ejigu (2), Daryl Smith 2012 Terefe Ejigu (3), Daryl Smith (2), Harry Dixon (2)
Nick Ellis, Mark Smith, George Rodriguez, Josh Karanja, Dominic Middleton, Steve Crane, and Curtis Vollmar (above) are the only six individuals in school history to earn All-MAC honors all four years of eligibility.
Academic All-MAC Clive Bonelle..............................1994 David Brent......................2007, 2008 Cody Chabola............................2012 Harry Dixon................................2012 Terefe Ejigu......................2010, 2012 Matt Hammersmith...........2009, 2010 Austin Hendrix...........................2010 Josh Karanja..............................2007 Blake McDowell.........................1998 Corey Nowitzke................2004, 2005 Andrew Pfeiffer..........................2010 Rory Sneyd......................1996, 1998 Gavin Thompson........................2003 Clint Verran............1994, 1995, 1997 Adam Wheeler...........................1998 Wade Wines...............................2007
Corey Nowitzke..................... 2006-07 Terefe Ejigu............................2010-11
NCAA DIVISION I ALL-REGIONAL 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1981 1983 1984 1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Gordon Minty Gordon Minty (2), Dave Burkhart, Nick Ellis Gordon Minty (3), Dave Burkhart (2), Nick Ellis (2), Tom Hollander, Dave Smith Nick Ellis (3), Dave Smith (2) Jim Deren, Joe Caruso John Schulze Dan Shamiyeh Mark Smith Mark Smith (2) Don Johns, P.J. Osika Don Johns (2), George Rodriguez Scott Hippen Mark Dailey Scott Hippen (2), Dominic Middleton Clive Bonelle Dominic Middleton (2), Clive Bonelle (2),
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010
Carl Warren Carl Warren (2), Jason Boothroyd Jason Boothroyd (2), Dominic Middleton (3) Clint Verran Morris Giddens Ben Reese, Clint Verran (2) Ben Reese (2) Blake McDowell Blake McDowell (2), Aaron Bartee, Steve Crane Boaz Cheboiywo Boaz Cheboiywo (2), Gavin Thompson Gavin Thompson (2) Corey Nowitzke Corey Nowtzke (2), Josh Perrin Josh Karanja Curtis Vollmar, Terefe Ejugu Terefe Ejigu
Through The Years
ALL-STATE 1930 1931 1932 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1942 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1985 1986
Roger Arnett, Harold Bauer, Jim O’Connor, Valden Criger, Tim Quinn Ed Morcombe, Harold Bauer, Jim O’Connor, Karl Kahler, Erwin Foster Robert Dunn, Walt Bellman, John Cap lis, Erwin Foster, Karl Kahler, Walt Gibbs Walt Gibbs, Billy Zepp, Bowman Hall, Abe Rosenkrantz, Harry Werbin Billy Zepp, Abe Rosenkrantz, Harry Werbin, Warren Frye Abe Rosenkrantz(3), Harry Werbin(3), Bowman Hall, Carl Drajila D.O. Wyble, Carl Drajila Neville Hughes, Paul Herman, Bob Lee, Tom Quinn Warren Johnson, Bob Lee, Duane Zemper, Tom Quinn George Cole, Bob Lee (3), Duane Zemper, Tom Quinn (3), Bob Archer Al Pingel, Rutila Enzastiga, Bob Archer, Paul Hansen Dave Campbell, Wayne Seiler, Jim Bils borrow, Dave Galloway, Bob Boudreau Gordon Minty, Jim Bilsborrow Tom Hollander, Jim Bilsborrow (3), Terry Furst Gordon Minty, Tom Hollander, Dave Burkhart, Nick Ellis, Scott Hubbard Gordon Minty (3), Dave Burkhart, Nick Ellis, Scott Hubbard, Bob Hunt, Rick Goodman Don Johns, P.J. Osika, George Rodriguez Don Johns, P.J. Osika, George Rodri guez, JohnCross
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Don Johns (3), George Rodriguez, Mark Brosnan George Rodriguez (4), Scott Hippen, Mark Pogliano John Griffiths, Paul Kerbey, Mark Dai ley, Jeff Grainger, Dan Liedel Scott Hippen, Dominic Middleton Mark Dailey, Dan Liedel, Jason Jeske, Mike Kessler, Clive Bonelle Dominic Middleton, Jason Jeske, Clive Bonelle, Carl Warren Carl Warren, Rick Carr, Jason Boo throyd, Clint Verran Did Not Compete Clint Verran, Matt Curry Morris Giddens, Ben Reese, Mike Franko, Matt Marcini Mike Franko, Morris Giddens, Lee Shaw, Mark Reed Ben Reese, Aaron Bartee, Adam Wheeler, Chris Chiaro, Blake McDow - ell, Lee Shaw, Matt Marcini Blake McDowell, Joseph Borg, Jordan Desilets
NCAA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICANS 1938 1940 1941 1948 1951 1952 1953 1959 1960 1972 1973 1974 2000 2001 2002 2003 2006
Tom Quinn Tom Quinn, Bob Lee, Duane Zemper Duane Zemper Al Pingel Eddie Aylmer Bob Rowland Bob Rowland Mauri Jormakka Mauri Jormakka Gordon Minty Gordon Minty Gordon Minty, Dave Smith Blake McDowell Boaz Cheboiywo Boaz Cheboiywo, Joel David, Gavin Thompson Gavin Thompson Corey Nowitzke
ALL-CENTRAL COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE
1930 Roger Arnett, Harold Bauer, Eddie Morcombe, J. O’Connor, Tim Quinn, Merlin Wolfe 1931 Harold Bauer, Ed Morcombe, Jim O’Connor, Karl Kahler, Erwin Foster 1932 Erwin Foster, John Caplis, Walt Gibbs 1934 Walt Gibbs, Abe Rosenkrantz, Billy Zepp, Harry Werbin 1936 Harry Werbin 1946 Al Pingel 1950 Bob Dean, Harold Vincent, Eddie Aylmer 1951 Eddie Aylmer, Ray Palmer, Bob Papp, J. DiCommandrea 1952 John DiCommandrea, Bob Rowland, Bob Papp 1968 Charlton Baldwin 1972 Gordon Minty, Dave Burkhart 1973 Gordon Minty, Dave Burkhart, Nick Ellis 1974 Dave Burkhart (3), Nick Ellis, Tom Hollander, Dave Smith 1975 Nick Ellis (3), Dave Smith 1976 Joe Caruso, Jim Deren 1977 John Schulze, Roger Jones 1983 Mark Smith 1985 P.J. Osika, George Rodriguez, John Cross 1986 P.J. Osika, George Rodriguez, John Cross 1987 Don Johns 1988 Mark Pogliano, Scott Hippen, George Rodriguez (3) 1991 Clive Bonelle, Mark Dailey 1992 Dominic Middleton, Carl Warren, Jeff Grainger, Rick Carr, Jason Jeske 1993 Dominic Middleton, Carl Warren, Jason Boothroyd 1994 Paul McMullen, Jason Boothroyd, Dominic Middleton (3), Clint Verran 1995 Jason Boothroyd (3), Clint Verran, Matt Curry, Matt Marcini 1996 Ben Reese, Morris Giddens, Mike Franko 1997 Ben Reese, Mike Franko, Morris Giddens, Mark Reed, Aaron Bartee 1999 Blake McDowell, Joseph Borg 2000 Blake McDowell, Aaron Bartee, Steve Crane, Ryan Desgrange, Jordan Desilets, Paul Pobursky 2002 Steven Crane, Ryan Desgrange, Paul Pobursky, Matt Wehrman 2003 Gavin Thompson
Through The Years DIVISION I
BOAZ CHEBOIYWO ‘01 Cheboiywo won the 2001 NCAA Championship for men’s cross country with a time of 28:47... Finished 19 seconds in front of his nearest competition, Jorge Torres of Colorado and set his fifth-course record of the year in five races, beating the previous mark for the 10K course by seven seconds...Posted the fifth fastest time in NCAA cross country championship history since race was extended to a 10-kilometer course in 1976...Became Eastern Michigan’s first National Champion at the Division I level and the first National Champion in cross country...Joins Elmore Banton, retired head coach at Ohio University and OU athlete, as the only Mid-American Conference National Champions...Qualifying for the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships, Cheboiywo came away with his second NCAA individual title of the year winning the 10,000-meter run with a time of 28:32.10...At the 2001 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, won with a time of 29.52.0 which was almost 45 seconds in front of his nearest competition, Big Ten Champion Alan Webb of Michigan...At the 2001 Mid-American Conference Championships held at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti, Cheboiywo won the MAC Men’s Cross Country Championship with 24:11 clocking, which set a course record, almost 30 seconds better than the previous mark... Won the 2002 NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 30:08.1, successfully defending his 2001 title...In 2002 NCAA Championships, Cheboiywo finished 7th overall with a time of 29:46.1.
Through The Years
NCAA 3RD PLACE FINISHERS
GORDON MINTY ‘73
Gordon may be the best cross country runner in school history... Only harrier to win three consecutive MAC individual titles...In 1973 he was MAC, CCC and District champ, and a fall at the start of the NCAA meet probably cost him the title, finishing third...Three-time All-State, All-MAC and All-District selections, two-time All-CCC and a four-time All-American...He qualified for the Division II meet in 1971 and Division I in 1972,’73,’74....Outstanding track career as well with best times of 4:03, 13:40.94, 28:20.94 and 8:37.84 (2 mile)...In 1973 he set the world indoor record in the three mile. Gordon ran in the Commonwealth Games and finished eighth in the marathon at the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials.
1938 1940 1941 1948 1951 1952 1953 1959 1960
GAVIN THOMPSON ‘03
Thompson won back-to-back MAC Championship in 2002 (23:50.2) and 2003 (23.39.9)...In 2002, he also finished second at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (30:27.8) and 12th at the NCAA Championships (29:51.40) and earned AllMAC, All-Region and All-American honors...Thompson won his first NCAA Great Lakes Regional title (30.12.0) in 2003, as well as a 3rd place finish in the NCAA Championship.
Tom Quinn Tom Quinn, Bob Lee, Duane Zemper Duane Zemper Al Pingel Eddie Aylmer Bob Rowland Bob Rowland Mauri Jormakka Mauri Jormakka
1972 1973 1974 2000 2001 2002 2003 2006
Gordon Minty Gordon Minty Gordon Minty, Dave Smith Blake McDowell Boaz Cheboiywo Boaz Cheboiywo, Joel David, Gavin Thompson Gavin Thompson Corey Nowitzke
Through The Years
COREY NOWITZKE 2006
Throughout his remarkable career, Corey won just about every award a collegiate cross country athlete could win...In 2006 he led his team to victory by winning the Mid-American Conference individual championship with a time of 26:52.60...Won the NCAA Regional title with a time of 30:57.94.... Named MAC MVP as well as NCAA Great Lakes Region Runner of the Year and USTFCCCA All-Academic...Ran in three NCAA Championships with his best mark and finish of 31:36.5 (30th) coming in 2006.
NCAA DIVISION I ALL-REGIONAL ATHLETES 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1981 1983 1984 1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Gordon Minty Gordon Minty (2), Dave Burkhart, Nick Ellis Gordon Minty (3), Dave Burkhart (2), Nick Ellis (2), Tom Hollander, Dave Smith Nick Ellis (3), Dave Smith (2) Jim Deren, Joe Caruso John Schulze Dan Shamiyeh Mark Smith Mark Smith (2) Don Johns, P.J. Osika Don Johns (2), George Rodriguez Scott Hippen Mark Dailey Scott Hippen (2), Dominic Middleton Clive Bonelle Dominic Middleton (2), Clive Bonelle (2), Carl Warren
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010
Carl Warren (2), Jason Boothroyd Jason Boothroyd (2), Dominic Middleton (3) Clint Verran Morris Giddens Ben Reese, Clint Verran (2) Ben Reese (2) Blake McDowell Blake McDowell (2), Aaron Bartee, Steve Crane Boaz Cheboiywo Boaz Cheboiywo (2), Gavin Thompson Gavin Thompson (2) Corey Nowitzke Corey Nowtzke (2), Josh Perrin Josh Karanja Curtis Vollmar, Terefe Ejigu Terefe Ejigu
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JOSH PERRIN 2007
Perrin won the Mid-American Conference Individual Championship in 2007 while helping the Eagles to four-straight MAC titles from 2005-08. He was also a two-time first-team All-MAC selection as well as a secondteam All-MAC award winner.
INDIVIDUAL MAC CHAMPIONS 1972 Gordon Minty 1973 Gordon Minty 1974 Gordon Minty 1975 Dave Smith 1976 Joe Caruso 1992 Dominic Middleton 1993 Carl Warren 1995 Clint Verran 1997 Ben Reese 1999 Blake McDowell
29:47.00 30:24.20 29:21.20 29:50.40 31:28.00 24:12.00 24:51.00 25:28.00 25:36.00 24.43.00
2000 Blake McDowell 2001 Boaz Cheboiywo 2002 Gavin Thompson 2003 Gavin Thompson 2006 Corey Nowitzke 2007 Josh Perrin 2008 Josh Karanja 2010 Terefe Ejigu 2012 Terefe Ejigu
24:19.00 24:11.00 23:50.20 23:39.90 26:52.60 24:33.00 24:18.70 24:08.00 24:44.50
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Terefe Ejigu 2010, 2012
Ejigu claimed the MidAmerican Conference Individual Championship in 2010 and 2012 en route to leading the Eagles to three straight MAC Championships from 2010 to 2012. He was also a three-time first-team All-MAC selection as well as a second-team All-MAC award winner. The Wellington, New Zealand native also earned All-Region honors in 2009 and 2010.
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TEREFE EJIGU (2009-2012) New Zealand. Throughout his time at Eastern, Eijgu made sure to keep up the program’s winning tradition, leading the Eagles to three straight MAC Championships (2010-2012) while winning two individual titles himself (2010, 2012)...Named AllRegion and first team All-MAC three times to go along with a second team All-MAC honor...
P. J. OSIKA (1983-86) Waterford, Michigan. P.J. won the Midwest Meet of Champions at 800 meters in high school but moved up to distances at Eastern...In 1985 he made All-State, All-CCC, All-MAC and All-District and helped his team qualify for the NCAA meet...As a senior in 1986 he made All-State and All-CCC and missed All-MAC by one spot...Best times of 3:41.39 (1,500) and 1:50.26.
DOMINIC MIDDLETON (1990, 1992-94) England. In 1994, Dominic finished fifth in the MAC meet and became the fourth runner to make All-MAC four times...Joins former EMU runners Nick Ellis, Mark Smith and George Rodriguez in that elite group...In 1992 Dominic was outstanding, winning the Michigan Intercollegiate, CCC and MAC, and was eighth at districts....Three-time All-CCC and All-District, two-time All-State and qualified for nationals twice, in 1992 with the team and 1994 as an individual.
JOSH PERRIN (2005-08): Hillsdale, Michigan. Won the MidAmerican Conference Individual Championship in 2007...Helped the Eagles to four-straight MAC titles from 2005-08...Named first-team All-MAC twice and second-team All-MAC once.
ANTHONY MIFSUD (1964-66) Detroit, Michigan. Tony was NCAA Division II All-American in 1966 and a two-time NAIA AllAmerican. GORDON MINTY (1971-74) England. Gordon may be the best cross country runner in school history...Only harrier to win three conGordon Minty secutive MAC individual titles... In 1973 he was MAC, CCC and District champ, and a fall at the start of the NCAA meet probably cost him the title, finishing third...Three-time All-State, All-MAC and All-District selections, two-time AllCCC and a four-time All-American...He qualified for the Division II meet in 1971 and Division I in 1972,’73,’74.... Outstanding track career as well with best times of 4:03, 13:40.94, 28:20.94 and 8:37.84 (2 mile)...In 1973 he set the world indoor record in the three mile. Gordon ran in the Commonwealth Games and finished eighth in the marathon at the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials. TERRY NORMAN (1964-66) Adrian, Michigan. Terry was NCAA Division II All-American in 1965 and was NAIA and NCAA Division II All-American in 1966...Helped lead Eastern to the 1966 NAIA National Championship, the first national title in school history.
COREY NOWITZKE (2003-07) Monroe, Michigan. Throughout his remarkable career, Corey won just about every award a collegiate cross country athlete could win...In 2006 he led his team to victory by winning the Mid-American Conference individual championship with a time of 26:52.60...Won the NCAA Regional title with a time of 30:57.94....Named MAC MVP as well as NCAA Great Lakes Region Runner of the Year and USTFCCCA All-Academic...Ran in three NCAA Championships with his best mark and finish of 31:36.5 (30th) coming in 2006.
AL PINGEL (1942, 46-48) Detroit, Michigan. Al was All-State in 1942, All-CCC in 1946 and All- American in 1948...After Eastern he had a very successful career coaching boys’ cross country and track at Wyandotte Rosevelt High School (Michigan)...Had a record of 122 wins and 25 losses...He was assistant coach of track and cross country at Eastern from 1967 until 1980. TOM QUINN (1938-40) Elizabeth, New Jersey. Tom had an outstanding career at Eastern...In cross country he was the first Eastern Michigan athlete in any sport to make All-American twice...In 1940, he finished seventh at the NCAA meet, helping EMU to a second-place finish, the highest by any Eastern team at that point...Three-time All-State...In track, he won the 1941 CCC indoor mile and placed fourth at the NCAA meet in the mile to make All-American....Coached the New York Athletic Club to five consecutive National AAU Cross Country Championships (195155) and was a trainer, breeder and driver of harness horses. Ben Reese (1996-2000) Merseyside, England. Won the MAC championship in 1997 and was the MAC runner-up in 1998. In 1997, he qualified for nationals and finished 92nd with a time of 31:18...In track, he won the 2000 MAC indoor mile and 3,000 meters ...Anchored winning distance medley relay...Placed third in the NCAA indoor mile...Owns a personal-best time of a 3:59.8 mile. GEORGE RODRIGUEZ (198588) Oregon, Ohio. George basically recruited himself to Eastern and Coach Parks was glad he did...One of four people to make All-MAC four times...Only Michigan college runner ever to make All-State four times, he was All-CCC three times and the only EMU runner to make All-State, AllCCC and All-MAC at least three times each...Ran with the team at the 1985 NCAA meet and was All-District in 1987...Best times of 14:09.94, 30:06.80, 8:49.91 (2 mile), 4:08.95 and 3:47.85.
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ABE ROSENKRANTZ (1933-36) New York, New York. Abe was All-CCC in 1934 and was not only three-time All-State but also three-time State Runner-up...Never ran in a losing cross country meet during his career...One of the best 880 runners in the U.S...Won the Indoor CCC (1935, 1936), and in 1936 ran 1:50.3 and just missed making the 1936 U.S. Olympic team...Time remained a school record for almost 30 years... Won the Millrose Games 880 yards in 1937 and took home three gold medals in the 1935 Jewish Olympics...Presumed lost in action during World War II and the Millrose Games renamed the 880 as the Abe Rosenkrantz Memorial 880... Reports of his death were wrong and Abe was the starter at the first and only Abe Rosenkrantz Memorial 880. BOB ROWLAND (1952-54). Linclon Park, Michigan. Threetime All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and two-time All-American...The 1952 and 1953 IIAC Champion, 1954 IIAC Runner-up and won 14 of 15 dual meets during his last three years. JOHN SCHULZE (1977) Linden, Michigan. John had only one year EMU after transferring from Mott Community College, and he made it a good one...All-CCC and All-District selections and was fourth in the MAC.
DAN SHAMIYEH (1979-82) Freeland, Michigan. Dan was three-time All-MAC and All-District in 1981...In track he ran on the Distance Medley Relay team that won the 1984 NCAA Championship...Best times of 3:43,71, 8:40.07 (2 mile), 13:55.28 and 29:44.59. DAVE SMITH (1974-75) Wayne, Michigan. Dave was a Junior College All-American at Henry Ford Community College...In 1974 at EMU, he was All-CCC and All-District, seventh in the MAC and was 24th at the NCAA meet, making All-American honors...In 1975 he won the MAC, was AllCCC and All-District and qualified individually for nationals... Indoor Track All-American who had best times of 14:15.12 and 28:48.94.
MARK SMITH (1981-84) Cadillac, Michigan. A three-time Class B state cross country champion at Cadillac High School, Mark was the second of four runners to make AllMAC four times...All-District twice and All-CCC in 1983...In track he set the MAC Outdoor record with eight individual titles (four steeplechase, two each at 5,000 and 10,000)...A two-time All-American in the steeple, he finished fourth in the event and just missed making the 1984 U.S. Olympic team...Best times of 29:0.49 (SC), 29:30.73, 14:04.4, 8:55.94 (2 mile) and 3:50.24. Gavin Thompson (2001-2003) West Sussex, England. Thompson won back-to-back MAC Championship in 2002 (23:50.2) and 2003 (23.39.9)...In 2002, he also finished second at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (30:27.8) and 12th at the NCAA Championships (29:51.40) and earned All-MAC, All-Region and All-American honors...Thompson won his first NCAA Great Lakes Regional title (30.12.0) in 2003. CLINT VERRAN (1993-97) Lake Orion, Michigan. Clint was a state Class A individual Gavin Thompson champion in high school...While at EMU, he earned All-MAC honors his final three years, just missing a fourth title his freshman year...Won the MAC title in 1995 and was All-District in 1997...In 1998, he was AllCCC and All-State twice and was the Co-MVP in the MAC Outdoor, winning the 10,000, Steeplechase and finished second in the 5,000. CARL WARREN (1991-93) England. Moved up to cross country from 800 and 1,500...In 1992 he was All-State, AllCCC, sixth in the MAC and All-District...Had a great year in 1993 winning the Michigan Intercollegiate, CCC and MAC, and was All-District...Best times of 4:05.43, 8:13 (3000), 14:28 and 8:52.41 (steeplechase). DUANE ZEMPER (1939-41) Howell, Michigan. Duane was the second two-time All-American in school history in 1940 and 1941..Two-time All-State and is in the Eastern Michigan Athletic Hall of Fame...Served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was sent by the Air Force to the photography school at Yale University. BILL ZEPP (1933-35) Cadet, Virginia. Billy was All-Central Collegiate Conference and two-time All-State...Won three CCC 2-Mile races during his career and was All-American... Went on to earn a master’s from Wayne State and taught at Hazel Park High School for 27 years.
Joe Caruso crosses the finish line in celebration after winning the 1976 Mid-American Conference Championship.
In 1967, Lyndon Johnson was President of the United States, U.S. troops were being sent to Vietnam, the Beatles were still taking America by storm and Bob Parks was the new cross country and track coach at Eastern Michigan. After 34 years, a lot of things changed. The U.S. pulled out of Vietnam in 1975, Johnson died in 1973 and the Beatles broke up in 1970, not to mention only two of them are still alive. After 34 years, Parks retired as one of the most successful coaches at EMU. During his career, Eastern Michigan cross country compiled a dual-meet record of 132-24-1 for a .843 winning percentage. EMU was 75-16 (.824) in MAC action and has won nine MAC titles (1973, 1974, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000). The Eagles went undefeated 11 times ( 1970, 1972, 1973, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) in dual meet action during his tenure. They competed just as well on a national level. In his first five years, Parks led Eastern to the NAIA and/or NCAA Division II Championship meet every year and won the 1967 and 1970 NAIA National Championship and the 1970 NCAA Division II National title.
After joining the MAC and moving up to the NCAA Division I status in 1972, EMU won two district championships ( 1973, 1974) and qualified for the NCAA Championship meet seven times with the best finish coming in 1974 with a sixth place finish. Parks’ teams qualified for a national championship meet (NAIA, NCAA I, II) nine times in his first 10 years. Eastern also won seven Central Collegiate Conference crowns and nine Michigan Intercollegiate Championships. Parks was named MAC Coach of the Year seven times (1973, 1973, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2000), was five-time CCC Coach of the Year (1973, 1974, 1985, 1995, 1997) and twice honored as NCAA District Coach of the Year (1973, 1974). The 83-year-old Parks (9-6-30) was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., and grew up in Howell Mich. At Howell High School, he played football, basketball, baseball and track and was the Michigan high School Class B State Champion in the 440-yard dash. He was a three-time letterwinner in track at Michigan Normal College (now EMU), won the 1952 IIAC 880-yard run and was a member of the mile relay team that held the school record for 14 years. He began his coaching career at Ferndale High School in 1952 and also coached at DeWitt High School and Redford Thurston H.S. from 1954-61, until joining the Western Michigan University track and cross country staff as an assistant coach in 1961 where he helped the Broncos to numerous MAC and CCC titles, as well as two NCAA Division I Championships in cross country. Parks left Western Michigan in January 1967, to return to his alma mater as head coach. Parks is married to the former Pat Greene, who is retired from the EMU Chemistry Department. They have four children, Nancy, Susan, Steve and Scott. Sue is the current head coach of the women’s cross country and track and field programs at Eastern, while Scott is the athletic director and head men’s and women’s track and cross country coach at Seminole Ridge High School in Palm Beach County, Fla.
MAC Commissioner Rick Chryst hands Bob Parks his final Coach of the Year award in 2000.
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Michigan State Normal College starts cross-country with F.G. Beyerman as head coach of a four-man squad.
MSNC joins the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Cross country becomes a varsity sport with former club standout Lloyd Olds as head coach.
MSNC runners sweep the first five places in the MIAA Championships.
Leroy Potter wins all six cross country meets of the season as MSNC takes its first Michigan AAU and State Intercollegiate crowns.
MSNC successfully defends Michigan Intercollegiates
MSNC leaves the MIAA and joins the Michigan Collegiate Conference, winning the MCC title their first year.
MSNC takes the first five places in the MCC Championships. The team also wins fourth straight Michigan Intercollegiate and first Central Collegiate Conference.
Roger Arnett becomes the Hurons’ first national champion as he wins the National AAU Junior six-mile cross country in 31:33. Ed Morcombe, Jim O’Connor and Harold Bauer finish third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Michigan Intercollegiate meet returns after a year’s absence. Hurons win fifth straight crown as Roger Arnett wins individual title.
MSNC leaves the MCC.
Assistant Coach George Marshall fills in for coach Olds, who is on leave coaching in the 1932 Olympics. The team is state champion for the seventh straight year.
Tom Quinn, Duane Zemper, and Bob Lee lead MSNC to a second-place finish at the NCAA-UD National Championships. With all three earning All-America honors. The team rolls out its 13th straight undefeated season. Quinn becomes first two-time All-America in any sport in MSNC history.
Notre Dame beats Michigan State Normal College 22-33 and ends the Hurons’ 65 dual-meet win streak. Which still remains the NCAA collegiate record. Duane Zemper becomes the second two-time All-America. Lloyd Olds retires after 18 years with a 65-3 record.
George Marshall the becomes second head coach in school history.
Michigan State Normal College qualifies for the NCAA.
Michigan State Normal College qualifies for the NCAA. The team is undefeated in dual meets (4-0).
Michigan State Normanl College suffers first losing season in school history. Al Pingel makes All-America.
Michigan State Normal College qualifies for NCAA.
Michigan State Normal College qualifies for NCAA.
MSNC joins the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Hurons win the IIAC and qualifies for the NCAA meet for the third straight year. Eddie Aylmer makes All-America. Central Collegiate Conference runner-up.
Bob Rowland makes All-America.
Bob Rowland wins IIAC and repeats as All-America. Only four-time All-IIAC pick in conference history.
Michigan State Normal College is National Junior A.A.U. champions.
MSNC changes to Eastern Michigan College, and wins sixth straight IIAC crown.
The team suffers the first back-to-back losing seasons in school history.
MSNC places Billy Zepp, Karl Kahler, Abe Rosenkrantz and Harry Werbin in the top 10 at the National Senior AAU Championships. The Michigan Intercollegiate winning streak is stopped at seven.
Billy Zepp wins Michigan Intercollegiate.
Billy Zepp establishes records on all three courses that MSNC competes on.
EMC changes to Eastern Michigan University. Mauri Jormakka makes All-America. Jormakka wins IIAC.
Hurons win a school-record seven dual meets. Tom Quinn becomes first NCAA Division I All-America in school history.
Eastern has first undefeated season in seven years. Mauri Jormakka repeats as All-America. Jormakka becomes the only two-time champion in IIAC history.
EMU leaves the IIAC and joins the President’s Athletic Conference.
EMU wins its first PAC title, places ninth at NCAA Division II Championships.
The Hurons are PAC conference runner-ups.
EMU finishes second at the NCAA-CD National Championship with Tony Mifsud and Terry Norman as All-Americans. EMU wins its second PAC Championship in three years. Undefeated in dual meets (7-0).
The Hurons leave the PAC and win their first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics title as well as finishing third at the NCAA-CD National Championship. Tony Mifsud and Terry Norman become the first EMU runners to make Division II and NAIA All-America squad in the same season while Ken Head is also an NAIA AllAmerican. It is a great finale for Coach George Marshall, who retires at the end of the season with a record of 8234-1 in 23 years.
Coach Lloyd Olds (left) had an overall record of 28-2 while coaching from 1923-1931. Coach George Marshall (right) had an overall record of 78-34-1 while coaching from 1942, 1946-1966.
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country
22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
Eastern has a new coach in alumnus Bob Parks, and the winning tradition continues. The Hurons successfully defend their NAIA National title. Charlton Baldwin, Dick Reamer and Dave Ellis make All-American. Ellis wins a silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the Pan-Am Games. The Hurons win six of eight scored meets.
Eastern wins the State NAIA title and ends up third at Nationals. Dave Ellis and Dave Galloway make NAIA AllAmerican list. Ellis competes for Canada at the Olympics at Mexico City.
EMU wins the State NAIA title, and is runner-up in both the NCAA-Division II and NAIA National Championships. All-Americans are Dave Ellis (NAIA), Dave Galloway (Division II) and Wayne Seiler (Division II).
Dave Ellis becomes the first Huron to be a four-time AllAmerican. Eastern wins its fifth consecutive State NAIA title. EMU wins both the NCAA-CD and NAIA National Championships, along with the Indoor and Outdoor NAIA National track titles, Eastern wins four national titles in one year, more than any other school. Bob Boudreau and Terry Furst are NCAA Division II and NAIA All-Americans. Gordon Minty also makes NCAA Division II All-American as a freshman.
EMU is admitted to the Mid-American Conference. The team ends up third at the NCAA-CD National Championships. Terry Furst and Tom Hollander make NCAA Division II All-America. Furst qualifies for NCAA Division I Championship and becomes the first EMU runner to qualify for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA National Championships.
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EMU finishes third in the MAC as Gordon Minty wins the individual MAC title and makes All-America, helping EMU to a 13th-place finish at Nationals. Minty becomes the second EMU runner to qualify for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA National Championships. Eastern goes 9-0 in dual meets and wins five team titles, including the Mid-American Conference, Central Collegiate Conference and the NCAA Districts. Eastern finishes 12th at Nationals. Gordon Minty is unbeaten all year until he falls at the start of Nationals. He comes back to finish third, the highest EMU finish in school history. EMU repeats as CCC, MAC and District champs and finishes sixth at Nationals. Gordon Minty wins his third straight MAC title and makes All-America for a third time. Dave Smith is also All-America. Eastern qualifies for a national championship meet and has an All-American for the 10th straight year. EMU has five All-MAC and AllDistrict, and four All-CCC runners. Dave Smith wins the MAC title with a 29:50.4 for six miles. Nick Ellis becomes the first man to make All-MAC for the fourth year. Smith and Ellis both qualify for NCAA’s. Joe Caruso wins the MAC title in 31:28 for 10,000 meters which is EMU’s fifth straight individual crown and the biggest upset individual winner in MAC history. Eastern qualifies for Nationals for the 11th time in the last 12 years.
For the first time since 1964 Eastern fails to send someone to nationals.
EMU goes unbeaten in dual meet action (6-0).
Dan Shamiyeh makes All-MAC for third time.
Gordon Minty (above) still holds the Mid-American Conference record for most individual MAC victories with 3 (1972-74).
EMU finishes second at the MAC meet.
The Hurons go unbeaten in dual meets (5-0).
Mark Smith becomes the second Huron to make All-MAC four times. EMU suffers just the fourth losing season in school history, and the first since 1957.
Eastern goes unbeaten in dual meets (5-0) and qualifies for nationals for the first time since 1976. The Hurons win the CCC and finish second at MAC, third at District, and 22nd in NCAA.
EMU wins the MAC and Michigan Intercollegiates and finishes second at the CCC.
Hurons win Michigan Intercollegiates and take second at MAC.
Eastern pulls off a big upset, tying for second at the MAC meet. George Rodriguez becomes the third Huron to make All-MAC four times. Rodriguez is first and only fourtime All-State runner and makes All-CCC for third time.
EMU hosts districts for the first time. First time since joining the MAC that Hurons fail to have an All-MAC runner. However, Mark Dailey earns All-District honors.
Eastern wins the MAC with four All-MAC performers. 1990 also marked the final time that the distance was 10,000meters.
In a meet that was supposed to be close, Eastern scores a near-record 30 points and wins the MAC by 44 points. The Hurons also win the Michigan Intercollegiates and take second at the CCC. Mark Dailey, Clive Bonelle and Mike Nessler finish 2-3-4 in the MAC Championships.
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country
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Eastern wins just about everything en route to making it to nationals for the first time since 1985. The team wins its third straight MAC title, as well as the U of D Invite., Michigan Intercollegiates and CCC. The Hurons finish fourth at Districts and 17th at Nationals. Dominic Middleton and Clive Bonelle run 1-2 in the MAC. Middleton wins CCC.
EMU wins its fourth straight MAC title and finishes second in the CCC and wins Michigan Intercollegiates, despite an injury-plagued season. Carl Warren and Jason Boothroyd give the Green and White its second straight 1-2 finish at MAC. Warren also wins Michigan Intercollegiate and CCC.
EMU struggles all season with injuries and illnesses but manages to place second at the CCC. Dominic Middleton, Clint Verran and Jason Boothroyd finish 3-4-5 to help the Eagles win their fifth straight MAC title. Middleton becomes the fourth EMU runner to make All-MAC four times. Middleton and Boothroyd qualify for nationals. Middleton becomes third three-time All-District runner in school history.
Eastern wins its first three meets, but inexperience slows the team down at the end of the season. The Eagles’ bid for a sixth-straight MAC crown is halted as they finish fifth despite Clint Verran and Jason Boothroyd going 1-3. They drop out of the top-10 at Districts for the first time since 1988. Verran wins Michigan Intercollegiate and Boothroyd wins CCC.
Eastern wins the Michigan Intercollegiates by 46 points, with four All-State runners. Runner-up at CCC. Finished fourth at MAC for its 13th straight top-five finish. Morris Giddens qualifies for the NCAA meet, the third time in the last five years Eastern has sent someone to nationals.
The year that almost was. Eastern wins Michigan Intercollegiates, Central Collegiates by 37 points, and is ranked nationally the whole season. Five All-MAC runners are not enough as Miami edges them by four points for the MAC title. Injury and a couple off performances cost EMU a bid to nationals, as the team is fifth at Districts. Ben Reese heads to South Carolina for the NCAA Championships, the fourth time in the last six years that EMU has been represented at nationals. Clint Verran makes All-MAC for third time. Ben Reese wins CCC and MAC and Mike Franko wins Michigan Intercollegiates.
Eastern competes in seven invitationals and places in the top-12 in all of them. Eastern wins the University of DetroitMercy Invitational and the Michigan Intercollegiates. Eastern’s runners all finish in the top-44 at the MidAmerican Conference Championships, but it is not enough to seize the win; Miami wins by three points. Ben Reese, Aaron Bartee and Lee Shaw make All-MAC. Bob Parks is awarded MAC Coach of the Year. Blake McDowell won the Michigan Intercollegiate and the Central Collegiate Championships on his way to winning the 1999 Mid-American Conference title. McDowell earned first-team All-MAC honors. He became the 10th runner in EMU history to win the conference championship. A potentially good season did not materialize as Ben Reese, Chris Chiaro and Ryan Desgrange were ill and Aaron Bartee was injured for the majority of the season.
Head Coach Bob Parks went out in style as Eastern wins its ninth Mid-American Conference Championship. Coach Parks was honored by being named MAC Coach of the Year. Blake McDowell won the Central Collegiate Championships on his way to winning the 2000 MidAmerican Conference title. McDowell continued his stellar season, finishing second at the NCAA Cross Country Great Lakes regional and so did the EMU men’s team. The team finished 20th at the 2000 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Ames, Iowa. Blake McDowell was Eastern’s top individual, finishing 43rd, earning AllAmerican honors. McDowell was the first EMU runner since 1974 to earn such honors. Bob Parks was named Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year.
For the first time, an Eastern Michigan’s cross country runner took home the national championship. Boaz Cheboiywo won by an impressive 19 seconds, breaking the previous course record by seven seconds, to claim the title. Cheboiywo won all five races in which he competed. The team had a tremendous season setting a MAC Championship record for the lowest winning point total en route to the school’s 10th MAC Championship. The team also was making national news, at one point the team was ranked as high as 15th place in the national rankings.
The Eastern Michigan cross country team finished the year great by placing third at the NCAA Championships. This is the highest place an EMU team has finished since becoming a NCAA Division I school. They came into the NCAA Championships after finishing second in the MAC and placed second at the Great Lakes Regional. Eastern had a strong performance at the Regional with Boaz Cheboiywo and Gavin Thompson finishing first and second overall. The team also took first place at the Michigan Intercollegiate and EMU Classic while finishing second at the Roy Griak Invitational.
The Eastern Michigan cross country team opened the season with a first place finish at the Detroit Titan Invitational. The Eagles were runners up at the MAC Championships for the second straight year and were led by All-MAC First Team selection Gavin Thompson, who won the 8,000-meter beating 95 participants with a time of 23.39.9. The Eagles also placed ninth out of 32 teams at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with Thompson finishing with a time of 30.12.0 to win the 10,000-meter individual. Thompson closed out the season finishing third at the NCAA championships 10,000 meter individual race with a time of 29.17.4.
2004 The Eagles began their season with a victory at the Indiana State invitational on September 11. Corey Nowitzke and Alan Walker captured first and second place, with times of 24:58.57 and 25:34.56, respectively. The team competed in eight events throughout the course of the season, including the MAC Championships where Corey Nowitzke finished in fifth place overall with a time of 25:04.80. The Eagles finished 10th out of 29 teams at the NCAA Regional with five out of seven runners placing in the top 100. Corey Nowitzke receives an All Mid-American Conference selection. 2005
Eastern Michigan captured its 11th overall Mid-American Conference Championship and its first since 2000. Corey Nowitzke and Neal Naughton finished second and fifth
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country
22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
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with times of 24 :25 and 24:46, respectively. Including a great finish in the MAC, the Eagles also placed fifth in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, and then advanced to the NCAA Championship, where they placed 24th overall. Nowitzke was the top runner for the team in that race, placing 38th with a time of 30:33.5. In addition, coach John Goodridge was named Coach of the Year.
The Eagles won their second straight Mid-American Conference Championship title, giving them their 12th title in school history. Corey Nowitzke was MVP of the competition, placing first overall with a time of 26:52.6. Nowitzke also captured the top spot at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 30:57.94, leading his team to a fifth place finish. Coach John Goodridge was once again named Coach of the Year in the MAC. A total of six athletes were named All-MAC, finishing in the top 14. The Eastern Michigan University men’s cross country team won its third consecutive Mid-American Conference cross country title and its 13th in school history. The Eagles totaled 31 points to best runner-up Miami, who had 50 points. This was only the second time in school history that the Eagles won three consecutive conference titles. The Green and White won five straight from 1990 through 1994. The Eagles, who joined the MAC in 1972, are now a perfect 4-0 when Central Michigan has hosted the MAC Championships. The Eagles had all juniors score and had three in the top seven to claim first team All-MAC and two additional runners earning second team All-MAC honors. The Eagles, with one senior, six juniors, one sophomore and one freshman, scored all nine runners in the top 30, with five being named to the All-MAC squads. Josh Perrin became the 12th individual and 16th overall winner for the Eagles, taking the victory with a time of 24:33, after finishing second in 2006. Josh Karanja took third, while David Brent took fifth to earn first-team All-MAC honors. Curtis Vollmar and Kyle Mena took home second-team All-MAC honors, while head coach John Goodridge took home Coach of the Year. Two weeks later at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, the Eagles took seventh place as a team and Josh Karanja finished eighth overall, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship where he finished 150th.
The senior class of 2008-09 won its fourth consecutive Mid-American Conference cross country title and the programs 14th overall title. The Eagles won the title with a low score of 42 points compared to runner-up Miami, who totaled 56 points. Josh Karanja picked up an individual title becoming the 13th runner to win the program’s 17th individual title, the most of any conference school. Junior Curtis Vollmar picked up his third-straight All-MAC award, while David Brent and Josh Perrin took home secondteam All-MAC awards. Brent was also awarded Academic All-MAC honors for his work both on the course and in the classroom. Two weeks later, the Eagles were led by Karanja’s 32nd finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship, as the Green and White finished seventh as a team.
The Eastern Michigan University men’s cross country team earned second place at the Mid-American Conference Championship. The Eagles scored 55 points, placing just behind Kent State. Senior Curtis Vollmar took fourth place,
earning him All-MAC First Team accolades. He is one of only seven runners in EMU history to earn All-MAC all four years. Sophomore James Hughes and Junior Matt Hammersmith also earn All-MAC Second Team honors. At the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Vollmar led the Eagles with a 17th place finish followed by true freshman Terefe Ejigu, with both runners earning All-Region honors.
The Eagles showcased a stellar 2010 campaign that featured four first place team finishes, most notably a first place Mid-American Conference Championship performance for the Eagles’ 15th MAC Championship in program history. Terefe Ejugu was first to cross the finish line at 24:08 to become the 18th EMU runner to earn the Individual MAC Championship, a feat last accomplished by Josh Karanja in 2008. Ejigu’s efforts landed him first team All-MAC honors, while freshman Harry Dixon picked up second team accolades thanks to a 12th place finish at the championships. Head Coach John Goodridge was named the MAC Coach of the Year for the sixth time after leading his team to his sixth championship title during his tenure. Academically, the Green and White were well represented with four members of the 2010 roster earning Academic All-MAC awards. Ejigu, Matt Hammersmith, Austin Hendrix, and Andrew Pfeiffer were honored for their hard work in the classroom, and the four honorees represented the most on any team in the MAC. At the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Ejigu continued to shine with a 15th place, All-Region performance. The sophomore maintained his position in the top-five from the start of the race, but fell back a few positions in the final 800 meters for a still impressive 30:41.89 finish. Ejigu’s accomplishments would later earn him USTFCCCA All-Academic accolades -- marking only the second time an EMU harrier has ever earned the award.
EMU returned to top form as the Eagles captured their second straight and 16th overall Mid-American Conference Championship. The Eagles held off the Central Michigan Chippewas by 10 points, as the Eagles were paced by Terefe Ejiguy for the second consecutive conference championship, with a second place finish (24:16.0). During Ejigu’s All-MAC campaign, Terefe turned in first place finishes in the Toledo Rockets Invitational and the Michigan State Spartan Invitational. Joining Ejigu and receiving All-MAC recognition was freshman Daryl Smith, whose strong second half of the season placed him among the best in the conference. Smith capped off the 2011 season with a ninth place finish at the MAC Championships to earn All-MAC Second Team honors. As a team, the Eagles finished first twice in 2011 at the Toledo Rockets Invitational and the MAC Championship. The Eagles also took third at the New Balance Vic Matthews Open, as well as 20th at the Notre Dame Invitational, and 16th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. The 2011 Eagles collected their sixth championship in seven years dating back to 2005. It was an historic season for Head Coach John Goodridge who was in his 11th year at the helm of the Eagles. The title marked the Eagles’ seventh under the watch of Goodridge, placing him only two behind legendary EMU Head Coach Bob Parks. Goodridge was also named the MAC Coach of the Year for the seventh time, as voted by his peers in the Mid-American Conference.
1923-1931 Coach: Lloyd Olds (28-2) 1923 No Dual Meets 4th Michigan Athletic Conference 2nd MIAA 1924 MIAA CHAMPIONS No Dual Meets
1st MIAA 2nd State Intercollegiates 2nd Michigan AAU
Through The Years
1930 (6-0) MCC, CCC AND STATE CHAMPIONS W Bowling Green 15-40 W Ohio Northern 15-40 W Ohio Wesleyan 20-38 W Michigan 25-32 W Miami 19-40 W Oberlin 20-37 1st Michigan Collegiate Conference 1st State Intercollegiates 1st Central Collegiates 7th National Senior AAU
1931 (5-0) STATE AND CCC CHAMPIONS NATIONAL SENIOR AAU RUNNER-UP W Ohio Wesleyan 22-36 W Michigan 22-33 W Miami 20-36 W YMCA 17-41 W Oberlin 15-42 1st State Intercollegiates 1st Central Collegiates 2nd Michigan AAU 2nd National Senior AAU
W 1st 1st 1st
1925 (1-0) MIAA AND STATE CHAMPIONS Detroit City College MIAA State Intercollegiate Michigan AAU
W W L W W 1st 1st
1926 (4-1) STATE CHAMPIONS Detroit City College Oberlin Detroit YMCA Hillsdale Western Normal State Intercollegiate Michigan AAU
1932 Coach George Marshall (4-0)
1927 (1-1) STATE AND MICHIGAN COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS L Oberlin W Adrian 1st State Intercollegiate 1st Michigan Collegiate Conference 1st YMCA Run 1928 (5-0) MCC, CENTRAL COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE AND STATE CHAMPIONS W Ohio Wesleyan W Ohio Wesleyan W Detroit YMCA W Bowling Green W Oberlin 1st Michigan Collegiate Conference 1st State Intercollegiate 1st Central Collegiates 1929 (6-0) MCC AND NATIONAL JR. AAU CHAMPIONS W Bowling Green 15-40 W Ohio Wesleyan 19-40 W Detroit YMCA 19-36 W Michigan 18-39 W Ohio Northern 20-38 W Oberlin 24-32 1st Michigan Collegiate Conference 1st Michigan AAU 1st National Jr. AAU
W W W W 1st 3rd 1st 3rd
1932 STATE CHAMPIONS Kalamazoo Adrian YMCA Michigan State State Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Michigan AAU National Senior AAU
20-38 15-45 20-39 16-39
1933-1941 Coach: Lloyd Olds (37-1) 1933 (4-0) STATE, CCC AND NATIONAL SENIOR AAU RUNNER-UP W Adrian 15-45 W Kalamazoo 16-40 W Detroit 20-35 W Detroit Tech 15-45 2nd State Intercollegiates 2nd Central Collegiates 2nd National Senior AAU
W W W W W W 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd
1934 (6-0) STATE RUNNER-UP
Adrian Lawrence Tech Ball State Michigan State Kalamazoo Western Michigan Loyola Invitational Central Collegiates Michigan AAU State Intercollegiates
15-64 15-69 20-37 27-28 15-45 24-62
1935 (3-0) STATE RUNNER-UP W Oberlin 24-31 W Wisconsin 26-29 W Ball State 19-36 1st Michigan AAU 2nd State Intercollegiates
W W W W 2nd 1st
1936 (4-0) STATE RUNNER-UP Bowling Green Oberlin Wisconsin Wabash State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU
W W W W W 3rd 4th
1937 (5-0) Bowling Green Ball State Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wayne State Western Ontario State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU
W W W W W W W 3rd 1st
1938 (7-0) Wayne State Toledo Wisconsin Bowling Green Wayne State Oberlin Western Ontario State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU
W W W W W 2nd 2nd
1939 (5-0) STATE RUNNER-UP Wayne State Michigan Bowling Green Oberlin Central Michigan State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU
W W 2nd 2nd 2nd
1940 (2-0) STATE AND NCAA RUNNER-UP Central Michigan 15-50 Wayne State 18-40 State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU NCAA Championship
W W L 2nd 1st T7th
1941 (2-1) NCAA QUALIFIER Central Michigan Bowling Green Notre Dame National Jr. AAU Michigan AAU NCAA Championship
15-45 27-29 24-31 15-45
15-45 16-44 25-30 26-29 21-34
15-40 15-40 21-37 17-38 16-39 22-33 15-40
15-48 24-31 15-50 19-44 15-50
15-40 15-49 33-22
1942, 1946-1966 Coach George Marshall (78-34-1) 1942 (1-1) STATE AND NATIONAL JR. AAU RUNNER-UP L Bowling Green 36-19 W Central Michigan 15-40 T2nd National Jr. AAU 1st Michigan AAU 2nd State Intercollegiates 1943-1945 No Team Due to World War II
1946 (4-2) NCAA QUALIFIER
Through The Years
L L W W W W 3rd 3rd 13th
Miami Butler Hillsdale Ohio Wesleyan Ball State Bowling Green Loyola Invitational Central Collegiates NCAA Championship
W W W W 6th 14th
1947 (4-0) NCAA QUALIFIER Ohio Wesleyan Ball State Bowling Green Central Michigan Loyola Invitational NCAA Championship
24-33 25-30 20-40 25-32
L L L W W L W 6th
1948 (3-4) Ohio Wesleyan Oberlin Ball State Central Michigan Michigan Miami Wisconsin-Milwaukee Michigan AAU
29-26 25-30 35-20 22-34 22-33 30-25 22-35
W W L W W L 5th 15th
1949 (4-2) NCAA QUALIFIER Ohio Wesleyan Ohio Ball State Oberlin Bowling Green Miami Central Collegiates NCAA Championship
26-29 21-34 29-26 24-32 23-34 37-18
W W W L 4th 7th
1950 (3-1) NCAA QUALIFIER Ohio Wesleyan Ball State Bowling Green Miami Central Collegiates NCAA Championship
40-15 28-27 15-40 24-33 25-30 20-40
16-47 19-40 23-37 32-23
1951 (2-1-1) INTERSTATE INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS, CCC RUNNERUP, NCAA QUALIFIER W Central Michigan 18-45 W Western Michigan 26-29 T Bowling Green 28-28 L Miami 37-23 1st IIAC Championship 2nd Central Collegiates 12th NCAA Championship
W W W W 1st
1952 (4-0) IIAC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Western Reserve 20-41 Central Michigan 23-32 Western Michigan 21-34 Miami 26-29 IIAC Championship
W W L 1st 2nd
1953 (2-1) IIAC CONFERENCE CHAMPS Central Michigan 23-34 Western Michigan 28-29 Miami 35-20 IIAC Championship Michigan AAU
1954 (2-2) IIAC CONFERENCE, NATIONAL JR. A.A.U. CHAMPIONS L Notre Dame 35-20 W Western Michigan 21-35 W Central Michigan 18-42 L Miami 29-27 1st Michigan AAU 1st IIAC Championship 1st National Jr. AAU
W L W 1st
1955 (2-1) IIAC CONFERENCE CHAMPS Central Michigan 25-34 Miami 41-18 Bowling Green 18-45 IIAC Championship
W L L 3rd T1st
1956 (1-2) CO-IIAC CONFERENCE CHAMPS Chicago 27-30 Central Michigan 37-20 Miami 46-15 Michigan AAU IIAC Championship
1957 (1-3) W Chicago L Central Michigan L Miami L Kentucky 4th IIAC Championship 4th Michigan AAU
23-37 29-27 37-18 28-27
W W W L 3rd 2nd
1958 (3-1) IIAC RUNNER-UP Chicago Northern Illinois Central Michigan Miami Michigan AAU IIAC Championship
W W L 3rd 6th
1959 (2-1) Chicago Central Michigan Miami Michigan AAU IIAC Championship
W W W W W 4th
1960 (5-0) Chicago Central Michigan Wayne State Miami Kalamazoo IIAC Championship
15-50 26-31 15-50 24-35 16-47
W L L W W T5th
1961 (3-2) Chicago Central Michigan Miami Wayne State Kalamazoo IIAC Championship
15-43 34-22 37-21 24-34 18-38
15-49 24-31 25-31 33-22
15-50 26-29 36-23
W W W W L W L L L
1962 (5-5) North Central Chicago Wisconsin-Milwaukee Toledo Bowling Green Baldwin-Wallace Wayne State Central Michigan Wayne State
21-38 21-38 29-49 18-44 33-24 20-43 34-21 36-20 32-25
1963 (4-2) PRESIDENT’S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS, NCAA DIVISION II QUALIFIER W Chicago 19-42 L Central Michigan 31-25 W Toledo 15-47 W Baldwin-Wallace 15-44 W Thiel 23-35 L Wayne State 30-25 1st PAC Championship 9th NCAA Division II Championship 1964 (7-1) PRESIDENT’S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE RUNNER-UP W Chicago 19-39 W John Carroll 15-48 W Toledo 15-43 W Baldwin-Wallace 17-38 L Central Michigan 29-27 W Wayne State 27-30 W Case Tech 25-31 W Western Reserve 15-45 2nd PAC Championship 1965 (7-0) PRESIDENT’S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS AND NCAA DIVISION II RUNNER-UP W Chicago 25-34 W Western Reserve 18-44 W John Carroll 15-50 W Central Michigan 24-33 W Baldwin-Wallace 21-37 W Case Tech 18-45 W Wayne State 18-45 1st PAC Championship 2nd NCAA- Division II Championship 1966 (9-2) NAIA STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, NCAA DIVISION II QUALIFIER W Hillsdale 27-28 W Wisconsin-Milwaukee 27-28 W Wheaton 21-40 W Chicago 19-44 W Bradley 23-34 W Central Michigan 18-45 W Baldwin-Wallace 19-44 W Toledo 15-47 L Michigan State 36-20 L Notre Dame 43-18 W Wayne State 20-40 4th Notre Dame Invitational 1st Oakland Invitational 3rd NCAA Division II Championship 1st State NAIA 1st NAIA Nationals
1967-2000 Coach Bob Parks (1135-24-1) 1967 (2-2) NATIONAL JR. AAU, NAIA STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONS L Ball State 34-25 L Michigan State 26-16 W Wayne 15-49 W Aquinas 16-41 1st Michigan AAU 1st Ashland Invitational 8th Notre Dame Invitational 1st Spring Arbor Invitational 4th Oakland Invitational 1st State NAIA 1st National Jr. AAU 1st NAIA Nationals
W W W L L 1st 1st 1st 3rd 3rd
1968 (3-2) NAIA STATE CHAMPIONS, NAIA QUALIFIER Ball State 23-36 DePaul 23-36 Northern Illinois 19-40 Michigan State 30-25 Minnesota 31-25 Michigan AAU Notre Dame Invitational State NAIA Central Collegiates NAIA Nationals
1969 (5-1) NAIA STATE CHAMPIONS, NAIA & NCAA DIVISION II RUNNERS-UP W Ball State 17-40 W Kent State 17-44 W Taylor 25-46 W DePaul 25-80 W Anderson 25-99 L Michigan State 41-20 2nd Notre Dame Invitational 2nd Spartan Invitational 1st State NAIA 2nd NCAA Division II Championship 2nd NAIA Nationals 5th National Senior AAU 1970 (3-1) NAIA STATE, NCAA DIVISION II & NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS W Ball State 25-34 W Kent State 18-38 W Taylor 20-41 L Bowling Green 37-21 3rd Notre Dame Invitational 3rd Spartan Invitational 1st State NAIA 1st NCAA Division II Championship 1st NAIA Nationals 1st Michigan AAU 6th National Senior AAU
W W W L 11th 3rd 3rd
1971 (3-1) NCAA DIVISION II QUALIFIER Western Ontario 24-36 Kent State 19-40 Central Michigan 25-32 Bowling Green 48-15 Notre Dame Invitational Spartan Invitational NCAA Division II Championship
Through The Years W W W W 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 13th
1972 (4-0) NCAA QUALIFIER Bowling Green Central Michigan Western Michigan Kent State Notre Dame Invitational Spartan Invitational Mid-American Conference Central Collegiates NCAA District 4 NCAA Championship
26-29 18-40 20-41 21-38
1973 (9-0) CCC, STATE, MAC AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, NCAA QUALIFIER W Ball State 23-32 W Bowling Green 20-37 W Northern Illinois 17-46 W Kent State 22-35 W Western Michigan 19-41 W Central Michigan 15-47 W Toledo 19-42 W Northern Illinois 15-50 W Central Michigan 22-35 2nd Notre Dame Invitational 1st MAC Northern Division 1st Spartan Invitational 1st Mid-American Conference 1st Central Collegiates 1st NCAA District 4 12th NCAA Championship
W W W W W W L 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 6th
1974 (6-1) CCC, MAC AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, NCAA QUALIFIER Northern Illinois 15-50 Toledo 17-44 Central Michigan 16-47 Western Michigan 18-43 Northern Illinois 15-50 Central Michigan 16-46 Michigan State 35-22 Notre Dame Invitational MAC Northern Division Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4 NCAA Championship
W W W L 2nd 4th 3rd 7th
1975 (3-1) Northern Illinois Central Michigan Western Michigan Michigan State Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
W W W L W 8th 5th 3rd 5th 26th
1976 (4-1) NCAA QUALIFIER Northern Illinois Central Michigan W. Michigan (Tie Breaker) Ball State Michigan State Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4 NCAA Championship
16-49 18-42 18-40 29-20
22-35 17-46 28-28 29-27 26-31
1977 (4-1) W Central Michigan W Western Michigan L Ball State W Northern Illinois W Michigan State 6th Notre Dame Invitational 6th Central Collegiates 4th Mid-American Conference 8th NCAA District 4 W L W W W 10th 4th 11th
1978 (4-1) Central Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Northern Illinois Michigan State Notre Dame Invitational Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
W L T L W W W 4th 13th
1979 (4-2-1) Ohio Kent State Western Michigan Michigan State Ball State Central Michigan Northern Illinois Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
W W W W W W 4th 6th 1st 8th
1980 (6-0) Northern Illinois Ball State Western Michigan Central Michigan Ohio Kent State Mid-American Conference Central Collegiates Notre Dame Invitational (Gold Division) NCAA District 4
W W L W 5th 5th 3rd 9th
1981 ( 3-1) Northern Illinois Ball State Western Michigan Central Michigan Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
W W L W 2nd 9th 2nd 11th
1982 (3-1) MAC RUNNER-UP Ball State Michigan State Western Michigan Central Michigan Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
23-34 27-28 29-28 19-42 18-45
21-40 29-26 16-45 19-41 18-43
25-34 26-29 29-29 41-18 20-35 15-50 20-43
25-30 20-35 18-37 15-46 20-35 20-37
18-41 17-42 29-27 24-33
18-41 18-45 28-27 26-29
W W W W W 3rd 10th 6th 11th
Ball State Indiana State Michigan State Western Michigan Central Michigan Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
Through The Years
18-45 15-50 23-35 22-39 22-39
L Ohio 40-21 L Bowling Green 36-25 W Marshall 26-31 L Western Michigan 38-23 W Michigan State 25-30 L Central Michigan 30-27 W Ball State 15-50 13th Notre Dame Invitational 9th Central Collegiates 5th Mid-American Conference 13th NCAA District 4 1985 (5-0) CCC CHAMPIONS, STATE AND MAC RUNNER-UP, NCAA QUALIFIER W Bowling Green 19-37 W Ohio 22-34 W Marshall 23-33 W Central Michigan 22-36 W Ball State 18-41 2nd Notre Dame Invitational 2nd Michigan Intercollegiates 1st Central Collegiates 2nd Mid-American Conference 3rd NCAA District 4 22nd NCAA Championship
W W W 1st 1st 2nd 1st 6th
1986 (3-0) STATE AND MAC CHAMPIONS, CCC RUNNER-UP Western Michigan 17-44 Central Michigan 23-38 Ball State 21-40 Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
L W W W W 5th 1st 3rd 2nd 7th
1987 (4-1) STATE CHAMPIONS, MAC RUNNER-UP Western Michigan 28-27 Central Michigan 20-35 Wayne State 15-50 Ball State 23-34 Ohio 20-40 Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
1988 (1-1) MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE RUNNER-UP L Western Michigan 35-21 W Ball State 27-29 4th Notre Dame Invitational 3rd Michigan Intercollegiates 3rd Central Collegiates T2nd Mid-American Conference T13th NCAA District 4
L 9th 2nd 2nd 4th 5th 5th 9th
1989 (0-1) STATE RUNNER-UP Western Michigan 34-21 Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Drenth Invitational Huron Shores Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
W W W W W W L 1st 4th 5th 1st 6th
1990 (6-1) MAC CHAMPIONS Wayne State Oakland Detroit Detroit Toledo Western Michigan Ball State U of D Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
W W W 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 8th
1991 (3-0) CCC RUNNER-UP, STATE AND MAC CHAMPIONS Detroit 15-40 Ball State 20-35 Western Michigan 22-33 U of D Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
W W W W W W W 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 4th 17th
1992 (7-0) STATE, CCC & MAC CHAMPIONS NCAA QUALIFIER Canisius Detroit Central Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Michigan State Ohio State U of D Invitational Spartan Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District IV NCAA Championship
15-40 21-34 15-40 15-40 20-35 24-33 28-27
20-35 15-40 23-32 22-33 17-38 19-36 15-40
W W 2nd 3rd 11th 1st 2nd 1st 8th
1993 (2-0) CCC RUNNER-UP, STATE AND MAC CHAMPIONS Western Michigan 15-44 Ball State 20-37 MSU Invitational Spartan Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District IV
1994 (10-0) CENTRAL COLLEGIATES RUNNER-UP & Mid-American Conference Champions W Canisius 19-36 W Detroit 15-40 W Western Michigan 17-45 W Michigan 24-33 W Butler 24-35 W Ball State 18-39 W Toledo 17-46 W Michigan State 15-50 W Wayne State 15-50 W Windsor 24-35 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 2nd Western Ontario Invitational 1st Loyola Lakefront Invitational 8th Notre Dame Invitational 2nd Central Collegiates 1st Mid-American Conference 5th NCAA District
W W W W W W W W 1st 1st 1st 16th 3rd 5th 12th
1995 (8-0) CENTRAL COLLEGIATES CHAMPIONS Western Michigan 19-36 Detroit 16-39 Wayne State 16-39 Windsor 15-40 Ashland 23-32 Kent 15-40 Canisius 15-40 Robert Morris 15-40 Detroit Mercy Invitational Central Collegiates Kent Invite Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4
W W W 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 12th
1996 (3-0) STATE CHAMPIONS & CENTRAL COLLEGIATES RUNNERS-UP St. Francis (PA) 15-40 Detroit 15-40 Robert Morris 15-40 Detroit Mercy Invitational Spartan Invitational Windsor Open Lakefront Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District
W W W W W W 1st 5th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 5th
1997 (6-0) STATE AND CCC CHAMPIONS, MAC RUNNER-UP St. Francis (PA) 16-39 Detroit 15-40 Central Michigan 15-40 Canisius 15-40 Oakland 15-40 Oakland 15-40 Detroit Mercy Invitational Griak Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District
1998 MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATES Mid-American Conference Champions 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 3rd Mel Brodt Invitational 12th Roy Griak Invitational 8th Notre Dame Invitational 1st Michigan Intercollegiates 9th Central Collegiates 6th Michigan Inter-Regional 2nd Mid-American Conference 9th NCAA District IV 1999 MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATES & CENTRAL COLLEGIATES RUNNERS-UP 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 1st Spartan Invitational 5th Sam Bell Invitational 7th Notre Dame Invitational 2nd Michigan Intercollegiates 2nd Central Collegiates 4th Mid-American Championship 11th NCAA Regionals 2000 CENTRAL COLLEGIATES & Mid-American Conference Champions 2nd Detroit Mercy Invitational 1st Pre-MAC Invitational 9th Roy Griak Invitational 1st Central Collegiate 7th Notre Dame Invitational 12th Pre-NCAA Invitational 1st Mid-American Conference 2nd NCAA Great Lakes Regional 20th NCAA Championship 2001 Mid-American Conference Champions 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 2nd Indiana State Invitational 5th Notre Dame Invitational 4th Michigan Intercollegiates 6th NCAA Pre-National Invitational 1st Mid-American Conference 6th NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Through The Years
2002 3RD PLACE AT NCAA Championship, STATE CHAMPIONS & MAC RUNNERS-UP NT S EMU Open 3rd Detroit Titan Invitational 3rd Mel Brodt Invitational NTS Spartan Invitational 10th Central Collegiate Championship 2nd Roy Griak Invitational 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd
Michigan Intercollegiates EMU Classic Mid-American Conference NCAA Great Lakes Regional NCAA Championship
NTS 1st NTS 11th 3rd
2003 MAC RUNNER-UP EMU Open Detroit Titan Invitational Spartan Invitational Roy Griak Invitational Notre Dame Invitational
18th NT S 2nd 9tn
Pre-NCAA Invitational EMU Classic Mid-American Conference NCAA Great Lakes Regional
NTS 1st 15th 31st NTS 5th 10th
2004 5TH PLACE IN MAC EMU Open Indiana State Invitational Notre Dame Invitational NCAA Pre-Nationals Spartan Invitational Mid-American Conference NCAA Great Lakes Regional
2005 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS NTS Spartan Classic 2nd Loyola Lakefrom Invitational 3rd Michigan Intercollegiate Championship NTS EMU Fall Classic 1st Mid-American Conference 5th NCAA Great Lakes Regional 24th NCAA Championship TS N 1st 7th 14th NTS 1st 5th NTS
NTS 1st 8th 20th NTS 1st 7th NTS
2006 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Michigan Open Bowling Green Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Pre-NCAA Invitational EMU Classic MAC Championship NCAA Great Lakes Regional NCAA Championship
NTS 2nd 10th 19th NTS 1st 7th --
2008 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS at Michigan Open (Aug. 29) at Running Fit Detroit Titan Invite (Sept. 6) at Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3) at Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 18) EMU FALL CLASSIC (Oct. 24) MAC Championship (Nov. 1) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 15) NCAA Championship (Nov. 24)
2009 MAC RUNNER-UP 1st Detroit TItan Invitational (Sept. 12) NTS MSU Spartan Invitational (Sept. 18) 3rd Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 2) 3rd Michigan Intercollegiate (Oct. 9) 4th Falcon Invitational (Oct. 17) NTS EMU Fall Classic (Oct. 23) 2nd MAC Championship (Oct. 31) 9th NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 14)
2010 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Detroit TItan Invitational (Sept. 11)
1st 1st Western Ontario International (Sept. 25) 1st Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 1) 2nd Michigan Intercollegiate (Oct. 8) 6th Penn State National Invite (Oct. 16) NTS EMU Fall Classic (Oct. 23) 1st MAC Championship (Oct. 30) 11th NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 13) 2011 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 1st Toledo Rocket Open (Sept. 2) NTS Spartan Invitational (Sept. 16) 20th Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 30) 3rd Guelph Invitational (Oct. 15) NTS EMU Classic (Oct. 21) 1st MAC Championship (Oct. 29) 16th NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12) 2012 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS NTS Spartan Invitational (Sept. 14) 2nd Toledo International (Sept. 21) 12th Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) T-10th NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13) NTS EMU Classic (Oct. 19) 1st MAC Championship (Oct. 27) 13th NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9)
2007 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS at Michigan Open (Aug. 31) at Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22) at Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) at Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 13) EMU FALL CLASSIC (Oct. 19) MAC Championship (Oct. 27) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 10) NCAA Championship (Nov. 19)
ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS School Wins Losses Adrian Anderson Aquinas Ashland Baldwin Wallace Ball State Bowling Green Bradley Butler Canisius Case Tech Central Michigan Chicago DePaul Detroit Detroit City College Detroit Tech Hillsdale Indiana State John Carroll Kalamazoo Kent Kent State Kentucky Lawrence Tech Marshall Miami Michigan Michigan State Minnesota North Central Northern Illinois Notre Dame Oakland Oberlin Ohio Ohio Northern Ohio State Ohio Wesleyan Robert Morris Saint Francis Taylor Thiel Toledo Wabash Wayne State Western Michigan Western Normal Western Ontario Western Reserve Wheaton Windsor Wisconsin Wisconsin-Milwaukee YMCA
4 1 1 1 5 16 16 1 1 4 2 37 11 2 9 2 1 3 1 2 5 1 7 0 1 2 5 6 12 0 1 14 0 3 10 5 2 1 9 2 2 2 1 9 1 15 22 1 3 3 1 2 3 4 4
Through The Years
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EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Welch Hall and Ypsilanti Water Tower
Eastern Michigan University
Where We’re Located
Eastern Michigan University is located in historic Ypsilanti, about 10 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 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. Ypsilanti plays a leading role in industry and education. The city and the University have forged close ties that have lasted more than 160 years.
What Makes Us Unique
In 1849, 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 23,000 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.
With nearly 23,000 students, EMU provides a rich learning environment for the campus community. The University currently has approximately 18,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. Our students represent 45 states and 93 foreign countries. O f u n d e rgra d u ate s t u d e nt s, 7 2 percent are full time and 57 percent are women. The most popular majors are education, business, social sciences and history, science and engineering, English, and the health professions. EMU’s undergraduate population is approximately 65 percent white; 21 percent black; 2 percent international; 2.5 percent Asian-American; 2 percent Hispanic, 0.5 percent Native-American, and 7 percent not answered (i.e. elected not to respond to this inquiry). Eastern Michigan offers a number of special academic programs to help students succeed. These include the Honors College; the Holman Success Center; distance learning; accelerated format programs; online, weekend and evening programs and courses; American Humanics certification; Study Abroad Tours; a specialized master’s degree program for corporations offered onsite; a double master’s degree; online technologies for education and training. With more than 200 academic and social organizations, an extensive intramural sports program, 21 NCAA Division I-A spor ts 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.
friends, the Alumni Association sponsors social and service-related programs for more than 20 geographically-based and special-interest alumni chapters.
EMU’s Economic Impact
Since its founding in 1849, Eastern Michigan has Eastern Michigan University employs nearly 700 provided quality services to the residents of Ypsilanti, full-time faculty and 1,000 staff members. NinetyWashtenaw County, the State of Michigan and other four percent of EMU professors have doctoral destates and nations. grees 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. Recently, the University celebrated its 30th annual Undergraduate Symposium; a benchmark program for undergraduate research.
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
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-
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.
Founded in 1849, 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 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 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), new Student Center (2006), and the new Science Complex (2010).
The City of Ypsilanti
Founded: 1849 - Michigan State Normal School Enrollment: Fifth-largest state institution in Michigan Undergraduates: 18,569 Graduates: 4,772 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 2012-13 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 $8,069
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.
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. Oct. 22, 1896: Theodore Roosevelt visits Michigan State Normal School. Sept. 15, 1897: The student newspaper is renamed The Normal College News, published twice a month. 1897: MSNS is the first U.S. teacher’s college to become a four-year institution. 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.
Eastern Michigan University Facilities
Pray-Harrold College of Arts and Science
Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services
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.
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
The EMU Student Center
Sill Hall College of Technology
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, Chase 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 Entering her sixth year as the president of Eastern Michigan University, Dr. Susan W. Martin has made a significant impact on the campus in her time in Ypsilanti. Named the 22nd president of EMU May 14, 2008, she is the first female president in EMU’s 164-year history. Martin officially took office July 7, 2008. Martin’s tenure at Eastern has brought an unprecedented five-year growth in facilities and record-setting growth in enrollment. During this time, Eastern has also led the state in tuition restraint. Since joining EMU she has led the institution to enrollment growth, kept tuition, room and board at 0% increase for 201011, enhanced the quality of education by investing in hiring new faculty, and enhanced the living and learning facilities by making $210 million in capital improvements to the campus. Eastern has been a nationally recognized leader in tuition restraint. Over the past four years, Eastern’s average increase of 2.86 percent in tuition has been by far the lowest among the state’s 15 public universities. This includes the “0, 0, 0” tuition, room and board freeze of 2010-
2011, in which Eastern was one of a handful of universities around the nation to not increase fees. Today, students pay only $32 more per credit hour than four years ago. Additionally, Eastern completed its first comprehensive fundraising campaign a year ahead of schedule. “Invest. Inspire. The Campaign for Eastern Michigan” surpassed its $50 million goal in the summer of 2012 and reached $56 million. The highly successful campaign set the tone for future efforts to benefit Eastern students. “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 forth 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. Prior to coming to EMU, Martin was the provost and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The majority of Martin’s higher education career was at Grand Valley State Uni-
versity, 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 executive 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 1985-1988. 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 a member of the board of directors of the Michigan Educational Trust as well as Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization that seeks to bring businesses to the Ann Arbor area. She is married to Dr. Larry Martin, professor of economics at Michigan State University, and has three children and three grandchildren.
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 Francine Parker, chair; Mike Morris, vice chair; Floyd Clack; Beth Fitzsimmons; James F. Stapleton; Mary Treder Lang; and James Webb.
Francine Parker Chair
Francine Parker was appointed by Governor Granholm in January 2007 to 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 has previously served as chair of the Personnel and Compensation Francine Parker committee, chair of the Faculty Affairs committee, vice chair of the Educational Chair Policies committee, and served as vice chair to the Board from 2010 to 2012. She currently serves on the Personnel and Compensation Committee, is chair of the Executive Committee, vice chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee, and is the chair of the Board. She is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 2014.
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 in 1972. He lives in Flint. Clack currently serves on the Joint Oversight Committee, is vice chair of the Student Affairs committee, vice chair of the Athletic Affairs committee and secretary of the Eagle Administrative Services Board.
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. In addition, he serves on the Eagle Administrative Services Board. 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 starting Noseguard the next three seasons. While at Michael Hawks 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.
Mary Treder Lang, CPA, CGMA
Mary Treder Lang was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Snyder in December of 2012 to fill the seat vacated by former Chairman, Roy Wilbanks, with a term ending in December of 2020. After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Dayton, Treder Lang began her career at KPMG, located in Detroit where she specialized in financial institutions, non-forprofits and mergers, and acquisitions. Following her time at KPMG, she spent five years in various management positions at SBC/Ameritech. She spent considerable time in the Computer Security District and became a recognized computer security expert amongst the Bell Operating Companies. She ultimately left SBC/Ameritech to establish a new Midwest Office for LINX Technologies, assuming the position of North American (NA) Sales Director. LINX Technologies was acquired by Mosler, Inc. and there she held Mary various senior management positions providing coverage throughout North America. Treder Lang After her time spent with Mosler, Inc, she began working for Siemens, Inc. where she held various positions ranging from NA Sales Director, Sales Manager, and District Manager (first woman), to lastly becoming the Senior Executive-Government for Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. She eventually transitioned her career to Accretive Solutions where she was a Business Development Manager. In December of 2008 Treder Lang chose to begin her own business, Mary Treder Lang, CPA. In October, 2011 she joined Baker Tilly in Michigan as Director of Business Development. Mary Treder Lang has held many different leadership positions throughout the years. Her positions have ranged from senior level positions with employers, to executive positions on Board of Directors, to voluntary Treasurer for many organizations. She is active in the Michigan Women’s Foundation as a Power of 100 Women Leadership Advisory Cabinet Member, Women’s Forum and the East Side Club. In September, 2011 she was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan State Parks and Outdoor Recreation Blue Ribbon Panel. In October, 2012 she received the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Emerging Leader Award given by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) for the first time in the State of Michigan. In addition, she is active in her community as a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the Rotary Club, the Mother’s Club for Grosse Pointe South High School, the League of Women Voters, the Grosse Pointe Chamber, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Detroit Economic Club, a Volunteer Council Member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), Past Commodore of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and a Board member of the MACPA. She is also active in philanthropic efforts for the March of Dimes, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society and Michigan Women’s Foundation. Regent Treder Lang is currently on the Executive Committee, the Personnel and Compensation Committee, and is the chair of the Finance, Audit and Investment Committee.
Mike Morris Vice Chair
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 exMike Morris ecutive vice president of marketing, transportation and gas supply for ANR Pipeline Vice Chair 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. He previously served as chair of the Finance, Audit and Investment Committee and currently serves as a member of the Education Achievement Authority, is vice chair of the Executive Committee, vice chair of the Educational Policies Committee, chair of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and is the vice chair of the Board.
Beth Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.
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. She earned a degree in Chemistry from Simmons College, an MLS from the University of Albany and in 2001 she earned her doctorate in Public Policy specializing in Information Policy from George Mason University. From 2003-2008, she was appointed by the President and chaired the U.S. National Commission on Libraries Beth and Information Science (NCLIS). From 1996-1999, Dr. Fitzsimmons was involved with Fitzsimmons several projects at the 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. Dr. Fitzsimmons has served on the Advisory Board of the School of Library and Information Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), on the Advisory Board of the College of Computing and Information (CCI) at the University of Albany and was appointed to the Knowledge Trust. A member of the American Chemical Society for over 25 years, she has served on the ACS Committee of Patent and Related Matters (CPRM) for 5 years. Locally, she has served as President of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor (2010-11), on the Boards of the Ann Arbor YMCA, University of Michigan Libraries, and the Library of Michigan Foundation. She currently serves as chair of the Educational Policies Committee and chair of the Student Affairs Committee.
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. 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 assumed the responsibilities of Senior Vice President of Business Affairs of 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 James F. the Minnesota Vikings. He is the former president of The Think Twice Foundation, Stapleton 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 refurbished 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. He currently serves on the Personnel and Compensation Committee and is chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee.
James Webb was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in December 2012 to replace the vacated seat of Thomas Sidlik. He is appointed for a term expiring December 2020. Webb received an A.A. in Business Administration from College of the Sequoias in 1968, a B.B.A. in Management from Eastern Michigan University in 1971, and an M.B.A. in Finance from EMU in 1976. Webb worked for the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company from 1971 to 1974 as a Property Underwriter, from 1974 to 1976 he worked as a Corporate Insurance Analyst for Masco Corporation, he was an Assistant Insurance Manager for The Budd Company, and from 1977 to 1981 he worked as an Assistant Risk Manager for Republic Steel Corp. Webb is currently the Chairman of Aon Risk Services, James Webb Inc. of Michigan. In addition to his work experience, Webb has been very active in the EMU community. In 1988 he received the Alumnus Achievement Award, and in 1989 he was Chair of the Campaign for Champions. He was an original member of the Foundation Board, served as treasurer from 1993 to 1995, vice chair from 1995 to 1997, chair from 1997 to 1999, and in 1999 he became an Emeritus member. He received the Dr. John W. Porter Distinguished Service Award in 1992, was a member of the President Search Committee in 2005, Ethos week Supporter from 2007 to 2012 as well as Ethos Week Speaker in 2007, and was on the College of Business Dean Search Committee in 2012. Webb has also been involved in numerous Not-for-Profit activities. He is a member of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce, Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association, Michigan Property & Casualty Association, and was a Director of the Detroit Athletic Club. He is also active in Rainbow Connection (Brooks Patterson’s Charity Grants Wishes for Terminally Ill Children) and the City of Cleveland/Operation Improvement Task Force. In addition to the Not-for-Profit activities, he is involved in the Boards of FDI Insurance Limited (Ireland) and FCE Reinsurance Limited (Ireland). Regent Webb is currently the EMU Foundation Board of Trustees representative and is a member of the Joint Oversight Committee.
University as we help shape Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee and the next generation of lead- Big Ten Sports Management Commiters and achieve even greater tee and previously served on the NCAA accomplishments.” Softball Rules Committee and the NCAA Lyke has more than 17 years Amateurism Committee. experience in intercollegiate Her previous roles at OSU include athletics administration – 15 associate athletic director for sport adof which have been at Ohio ministration (2002-2012) and associate State. In her current role at athletic director for sport administraOSU, she is a member of the tion, compliance and camp operations athletic department’s execu- (1998-2002). Prior to Ohio State, Lyke tive team and is responsible was at the University of Cincinnati for for the assessment, design two years, serving as the assistant athand development of the de- letic director for compliance as well as partment’s strategic plan. the senior woman administrator. Lyke She directly oversees 10 of began her athletics administrative caOSU’s 36 athletic programs reer at the NCAA national office as an and manages/supervises 31 intern in the enforcement and studentfull-time coaches and staff. athlete reinstatement department. Lyke She also has oversight over all also has worked for the Big Ten Network facets of the athletic councils as a color analyst for softball games. involving budget oversight, Lyke grew up in Canton, Ohio, and revenue generation and facili- attended the University of Michigan on ties as well as the golf course a softball scholarship. While at U-M, she operations. Additionally, she was a four-year letter winner as a first Heather Lyke supervises the sport perfor- baseman, two-time team captain, Big EMU Vice President/Athletic Director mance division of the depart- Ten champion and Academic All-Big ment, which includes the strength and Ten honoree as a member of its softball Heather Lyke ls Eastern Michigan Uniconditioning coaches, athletic training team. She earned a bachelor’s of science versity’s new Director of Athletics. Lyke, who has spent the past 15 years as an staff and sports medicine staff. This year, degree in education from University of associate athletic director at Ohio State she developed the first ever student- Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from the University, took over the EMU position athlete internship program within the University of Akron School of Law. She in July 2013. Lyke is the 12th athletic Department of Athletics. On a national was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1995. level, Lyke has been active within the Lyke and her husband, David Catadirector in Eastern Michigan history. Following a national search, Lyke was NCAA and Big Ten Conference commit- lano, have three children, Elle, Sophie selected from a pool of more than 80 tee structure as a member of the NCAA and Eli. candidates. She also is the first woman to hold the full-time AD position at THE HEATHER LYKE FILE Name: Heather Lyke EMU. Canton, Ohio - Oct. 19, 1969 “I am honored and excited to be Born: High School: Glen Oak H.S. - Graduated in 1988 named the Director of Athletics at College: University of Michigan - Bachelor’s degree in education - 1992 Eastern Michigan University,” said Lyke. University of Akron Law School - Juris Doctorate - 1995 “This is a tremendous opportunity to Family: Husband, David Catalano; Children, Elle, Sophie and Eli become a part of a dynamic leadership COLLEGIATE WORK EXPERIENCE team. I am eager to serve and build great YEAR SCHOOL JOB TITLE relationships with President Martin and 2013 Eastern Michigan University Vice President/Director of Athletics the University leadership, the faculty, 2013 Ohio State University Senior Associate AD our student-athletes, coaches and staff, 2009-12 Big Ten Network Softball Color Analyst Associate AD/Sport Administration alumni and donors, and the greater 2002-12 Ohio State University Associate AD/ Sport Administration, Ypsilanti and Michigan community. 1998-02 Ohio State University Compliance and Camp Operations Eastern Michigan has a rich history of 1996-98 University of Cincinnati Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance/SWA athletic success and academic achieve- 1995-96 National Collegiate Athletic Association Enforcement Intern ment. I look forward to being part of the 1989-92 University of Michigan Four-year letterwinner in softball continued success of Eastern Michigan
EMU VP/Athletic Director 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, 2012 Men’s Cross Country 1973, ’74, ’86, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 Men’s Golf 2007, 2008
Female Athletic Directors in the FBS Sandy Barbour - California Kathy Beauregard - Western Michigan Julie Hermann - Rutgers Lynn Hickey - Texas-San Antonio Cheryl Levick - Georgia State Heather Lyke - Eastern Michigan Debbie Yow - North Carolina State
EMU Athletic Directors Through the Years Wilbur Bowen - 1903-28 Joseph McCulloch 1931-47 Elton Rynearson 1948-63 F.L. “Frosty” Ferzacca - 1966-73 Dr. Albert E. Smith - 1975-76 Alex Agase - 1977-82 Paul Shoults - 1982-86 Gene Smith - 1986-93 Tim Weiser - 1993-97 Carole Huston (Interim) 1997-99 Dr. David Diles - 1999-05 Bob England (Interim) - 2005-06 Dr. Derrick Gragg - 2006-13 Dr. Melody Reifel Werner (Interim) - April 2013-July 2013 Heather Lyke - 2013
EMU National Championships 1972- NCAA DII Men's Swimming and Diving 1972 – NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field 1971- NAIA Men's Swimming and Diving 1971- NAIA Men's Indoor Track and Field 1971 – NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field 1970 - NAIA Baseball 1970 – NCAA DII Men's Cross Country 1970 - NAIA Men's Cross Country 1970 – NAIA Men's Swimming and Diving 1970 – NAIA Men's Indoor Track and Field 1970 – NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field 1969 – NAIA Men's Swimming and Diving 1969 – NAIA Men's Indoor Track and Field 1968 – NAIA Men's Swimming and Diving 1967 – NAIA Men's Cross Country 1966 – NAIA Men's Cross Country
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, 2013 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, 2012, 2013 Women’s Gymnastics 2007 Women’s Swimming and Diving 2006, 2007 Women’s Tennis 1998, 2001 Women’s Soccer 1999 Softball 2007 Wrestling 1996
Eastern Michigan University Men’s Cross Country
22-Time NCAA Team Qualifier • 22 All-Americans • 52 All-Regional Selections • 157 All-MAC Selections
EMU Support Staff
Nikki Borges Director of Development
Nikki Borges is in her third year as the Director of Development for the Eastern Michigan University athletic department. The 41-year old Borges earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 1994. A native of Durango, Colo., Borges previously served as the Associate AD for Marketing & Communications at Auburn University for four years after working as a marketing consultant with the department from March 2005 until Sept. 2006.
Prior to coming to Auburn, she was the Director of Athletic Marketing with Indiana University Athletics from 2003 to 2004. She also served as a Pac-10 Properties Consultant with Fox Sports Enterprises in Los Angeles from 2002 to 2003 and was its Director of Marketing from 2001 to 2002. Additionally, Borges worked with the UCLA Alumni Association as its Director of Corporate Relations from 1998 to 2000 and served as Director of Marketing and Media Relations with Detail Management in Tucson, Ariz., from 1995 to 1998 and as its Marketing and Event Coordinator from 1994 to 1995. Borges and her husband, Al, have a son, Cole, and a daughter, Mady.
Assistant Athletic Director/Academics
Erin Burdis is in her 12th year as a 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 Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS), Burdis has developed a comprehensive learning support program which consists of learning specialist, mentoring and tutoring meetings that are all individualized. The department’s GPA has continued to improve over the last several semesters and the current cumulative GPA of 3.191 is the second best in history.
The 37-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 of Kentucky Athletics Department during 2000-01. 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).
Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations Sean Hostetter is in his first year with the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Relations Office after serving as a graduate assistant since July 2011, then taking on the role of Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations in Jan. 2013. Hostetter’s responsibilities include the handling of all publicity and publications for the men’s basketball and volleyball teams. In addition to those tasks, Hostetter will coordinate the department’s social media efforts. Prior to coming to EMU, Hostetter spent the 2010-11 season as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Brevard College in North Carolina. There he was the primary contact for the Tornados’ soccer, cross country, women’s basketball, softball, and track & field teams. He also was the analyst on the men’s basketball radio broadcasts. A native of Livonia, Mich., Hostetter served as the Media Relations Intern for the Quad Cities River Bandits, the single-A affiliate of the St.
Louis Cardinals in 2010. He was in charge of the organization of the press box, as well as distributing statistics to media, coaches, and broadcasters, and producing game notes for all media outlets. He also was a webmaster of the River Bandits website and a columnist for the Bandits’ monthly gameday program, Play Ball. Hostetter also served as one of three River Bandits radio broadcasters during the season. Additionally, Hostetter held the title of Broadcasting & Media Relations Intern in the summer of 2009 while he worked for the Burlington Royals, the rookie-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. He was the solo radio broadcaster, while serving as the main media contact for the team. A 2009 graduate of Albion College, Hostetter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Political Science. While at Albion, he served as a sports information student assistant. Hostetter earned a Master of Science in Sport Management from Eastern Michigan in 2013. He is a member of the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
EMU Support Staff
Garrett Hotchkiss Academic Counselor
Garrett Hotchkiss is in his seventh year as an Academic Counselor for the athletic department at Eastern Michigan University. Hotchkiss joined the Student Athlete Support Services staff full time in 2007 after spending 2006 as a Compliance Assistant and Learning Specialist within the EMU athletic department. Hotchkiss is currently responsible for providing academic support and monitoring student-athletes academic progress in the sports of golf, cross country, track, wrestling and tennis. A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Hotchkiss was an honorable mention all-state baseball player, two time team MVP and also played on
the soccer team. Hotchkiss then went on to play two years of college soccer at Adrian College where he received MIAA honorable mention both years. The 35-year-old Hotchkiss earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Central Michigan University in 2001. He completed his master’s degree in sports administration from Xavier University in 2005. Prior to his time here at EMU, Hotchkiss worked as a Research Assistant in the Government Affairs office in Washington D.C. for Corning Incorporated. He also worked as a Game Day Operations Coordinator at the University of Cincinnati and Graduate Assistant for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, during his time as a graduate student.
Coordinator of Athletic Equipment and Facilities
Erich Keil is entering his seventh season as a part of the Eastern Michigan University facilities department. Keil joined the EMU athletics department in December 2007 after working for the University of Michigan department of athletics for 20 years.
Keil was responsible for the maintenance of the U-M baseball field that was voted the best college baseball field in the nation by Turface in 1997. In addition to his work as the EMU director of athletic facilities, Keil has three daughters: Melissa (25), Stephanie (23) and Kristina (19).
Associate Athletic Director/Business
Mike Malach is in his 17th year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department and his sixth as the director of internal affairs. The 46-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 (16) and daughter, Elaina (8).
EMU Support Staff
Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Medicine The 2012-13 season is Steve Nordwall’s 12th at Eastern Michigan University. Based in the Convocation Center athletic training facility, he is responsible for the daily sports medicine operation for EMU’s 21 varsity sports programs. Nordwall supervises an associate head athletic trainer, three assistant athletic trainers, and numerous graduate and student athletic trainers, and also has travel responsibilities with the school’s football team. He participates in regularly held senior staff meetings to discuss ongoing issues within the athletic department. Nordwall joined EMU in 2002 as the Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Sports Medicine, before becoming the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine in the fall of 2011. While at Eastern Michigan, Nordwall has instituted an effective approach towards student athlete care, injury management, physician coordination, alcohol and other drugs programs, psychological care programs, crisis management plan development, quality assurance strategies which protect the university’s liability. He has also served on various committees during his tenure including: the National Athletic Trainer Association’s College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee District 4 Representative (June 2008-11), the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (Vice President - Jan. 2012-Present; Secretary - Jan. 2006-12), the Mid-American Conference Sports Medicine Association (Executive Officer - May 2007-Present), the EMU Student Intervention Team Member (2010-2012), the EMU Biannual AOD Policy Review Committee member (July 2002-Present), Coordinator of the EMU Athletic AOD Policy Review, the Athletic Department Crisis Plan Develop Committee Co-Chair (Aug. 2007-Present), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (Aug. 2006-Present) and the EMU Athletics Strategic
Planning Committee (Jan. 2007-08). Nordwall has also been a part of two major academic research projects, Time to Return to Play After High Ankle Sprains in Collegiate Football Players: A Prediction Model and the Evaluation of a Clinical Test Of Reaction Time in Sport Concussion. Prior to coming to Ypsilanti, Nordwall spent five years as an assistant athletic trainer for the Kent State University athletic program. For the Golden Flashes, Nordwall worked with the entire intercollegiate sports program and held direct responsibilities with the football and men’s basketball teams. During his time in Kent, Ohio the men’s basketball team advanced to the 2002 NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight to go along with NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999 and 2001. 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. 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. In the classroom, Nordwall serves as a adjunct lecturer/clinical instructor in the EMU Athletic Training Education program after working as a clinical instructor/in-service coordinator at KSU from 1997-02. Nordwall is a certified athletic trainer licensed by the State of Michigan and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association and the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society. He is also a certified professional rescuer CPR/AED by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and certified in first aid by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Michael Paciorek Faculty Compliance Associate
Dr. Michael Paciorek, a professor 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 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 (28) and Clay (25).
Ann Pierson Academic Counselor
Ann Pierson is in her 12th year as 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 sport management from EMU in 2011.
While an undergrad at CMU, Pierson helped CMU win two MidAmerican Conference softball championships (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, reside in Ypsilanti.
EMU Support Staff
Dr. Melody Reifel Werner Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator
Dr. Melody Reifel Werner is in her 17th year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University staff. She previously served as the associate athletics director/compliance and assumed the role of interim athletic director from April 2013 until July 2013. The 56-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. Prior to joining EMU, Reifel Werner worked as an educational consultant for The Pace Group and as a training consultant for GTE. She is the former 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.
Assistant Director of Compliance: Monitoring
Lorne Robertson is in his third year as the Assistant Director of Compliance Monitoring for the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Department. The 35-year-old Robertson received his undergraduate degree, with honors, in Public Law & Government from EMU in 2004. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the University Of Toledo College Of Law in 2007. Lorne attended law school on a full academic scholarship.
A Member of the State Bar of Michigan, prior to EMU Robertson was the Associate General Counsel for a national company with over 220 locations and 1300 employees based out of Farmington Hills, Mich. He was head of the Legal Department and a member of the Executive Management Team responsible for the daily direction and decision making of the company. He played an integral part in an asset sale of the company for $300 million. Lorne and his wife, Dana, live in Canton, Mich.
Matthew Slachetka Associate Head Sports Performance Coach
Matthew Slachetka is in his first year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Slachetka joined EMU in July 2013 after spending the previous two years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Virginia Commonwealth University. The 30-year-old Slachetka joined VCU in 2010 and worked directly with the women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, golf and cross country programs. Prior to joining the VCU staff, he was the graduate assistants strength and conditioning coach
at Eastern Illinois University in 2009. Prior to that he spent from 2006-09 as the football sports performance intern at the University of Louisville. Slachetka was a walk-on football offensive lineman at the University of Massachusetts after serving five years in the United States Marines including two tours of duty in Iraq. A native of Chicopee, Mass., he graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive in 2001 before enrolling in the Armed Forces in June of 2001. He completed his tour in June 2006. Slachetka graduated from the UMass in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He earned his master’s degree in sports management from Eastern Illinois University in 2012.
EMU Support Staff Wayne Smith
Assistant Equipment Manager
Wayne Smith is in his sixth year as a fulltime member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Smith joined the EMU staff as an under graduate in 2004-05 and was elevated to full-time in 2008.
The 29-year-old Smith is responsible for the day-to-day equipment needs of the EMU’s men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and EMU’s Olympic sports teams. Smith is a certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA).
Megan Snow Assistant Athletic Trainer
Megan Snow enters her seventh year at Eastern Michigan University. Currently, Snow coordinates the year-round health care for the Eagle’s women’s basketball team in addition to her clinical supervision of women’s soccer, tennis and golf. She is also in charge of coordinating insurance administration for all
Mich., Snow graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in movement science and emphasis in Athletic Training. She went on to complete her master’s degree in sport administration at Central Michigan University in 2007. In the summer of 2010, Snow was invited to spend two weeks working at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. As part of the USOC Volunteer Program, Megan then served as the Certified Athletic Trainer for Gold Medalist, USA Women’s EMU student-athletes. Wheel Chair Basketball team at the 2011 ParaOlympic Games in Snow joined the EMU staff after spending the 2006-07 year as Quadalajara, Mexico. a staff athletic training intern at Michigan State University where Snow is a member of NATA, CATS, and serves on the Professional she worked primarily with women’s rowing. A native of Holland, Educators Conference committee for MATS.
Jay Sofen Equipment Manager
Jay Sofen is in his seventh year at Eastern Michigan University and his fourth 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 30-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.
EMU Support Staff
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Greg Steiner is in his 12th year with the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Relations Office and his first as the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. From Dec. 2004 until Oct. 2012, he was the office’s 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 21 sports. During his tenure in Ypsilanti, Steiner has promoted two Academic All-Americans, worked with seven 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. Steiner has also overseen the statistics crew for the past five Marathon
MAC Football Championship games, six FirstEnergy MAC Basketball Tournaments and the previous seven MAC Baseball Tournaments. The 32-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 wife, Cathy, live in Milan.
Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Bill Tuscany is in his 28th year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University sports medicine staff, having been promoted to associate head athletic trainer in Sept. 2001. Tuscany works in the Bowen Field House Athletic Training Room where he oversees the Olympic sports. 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. He is a charter member of the Athletic Training Chapter of the Eastern Michigan Alumni Association. 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 athletic 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. In 1993 Tuscany was elected to the Lewis University Hall of Fame. Tuscany was also a Board of Certification Examiner from 1978 until 2009 at which time the exam was computerized. Tuscany is in his 36th year as a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and is a recipient of the 25 year award. He is also a member of the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society, and the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association. He is a licensed Athletic Trainer by the State of Michigan. The 62-year-old Tuscany and his wife, Carol, have a daughter, Sarah (30).
Head Sports Performance Coach
Blair Wagner is entering his fourth year at Eastern Michigan University, and the third as the head sports performance coach. An assistant strength and conditioning coach at The Citadel from 2007-10, the 28year-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.
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. He holds certifications from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and Precision Nutrition. A native of Cheyenne, Wyo., Wagner completed his master’s degree in exercise science from The Citadel Graduate College in May 2010.
Support Staff / Head Coaches Administrative Assistants Eastern Michigan University
Lori Barron Athletics Secretary
Bobbie Bowling Senior Account Specialist
Virginia Weidenfeller Secretary
Head Coaches Eastern Michigan University
Jay Alexander Baseball
Scott Hall Soccer
Kim Berrington Volleyball
Bruce Cunningham Men’s Golf
Brad Holdren Rowing
Rob Murphy Men’s Basketball
Buck Smith Diving
Tory Verdi Women’s Basketball
Derek DelPorto Wrestling
Peter Linn Swimming
Sandy Wagner Women’s Golf
Ron English Football
John Goodridge Men’s XC/Track
Sue Parks Women’s XC/Track
Ryan Ray Tennis
Steve Wilce Gymnastics
Melissa Gentile Softball
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.
The EMU Identity
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!”
“Hold that line for ole Green and White. Sons and daughters show your might. So, FIGHT, FIGHT! for ole EMU and vic-tor-y!”
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.
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!
Some of EMU’s Prominent Alumni • Charlie Batch, Lional Dalton, Jason Jones, T.J. Lang, 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
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.
Sports Performance/Strength and Conditioning
Our Sports Performance Program applies a complete approach to scientifically and practically progress each individual athlete. Our purpose is to improve all components that will aid in achieving maximal athletic performance while reducing the occurrence of injury. We incorporate athletic based, free weight, multi-joint, and multi-directional movements which vary from a diverse collection of strength and conditioning disciplines to prepare each athlete for the general and specific demands of their sport. Standards that will be implemented at all times are: Integrity, Attention to Detail, Quality before Quantity, and Execution before Innovation. Assuming quality thought and effort have been put into a sports performance program, all else being equal, the program feels that these three components are usually separating an elite level program from the average. Incorporating Daily Competitions – The ability for athletes to compete in an every day setting is critical to the success of team and individual sports. Anything from team relay’s, to 1 on 1 tug of wars, to using a dumbbell weight heavier than the previous week. I simply make the statement to my teams, “WIN THE DAY.” Work harder – beat your last weeks sets/reps/weight/time, COMPETE! There is competitive nature in all mankind. Sometimes it takes a little extra effort on the coaching end to see it. Fill your team with competitors and your program will take care of itself. Physical and Mental Sport Transfer – Training to the specifics of the sport, and style that the head coaches are teaching is an essential way to succeed at any level. Find out what the sport coaches are looking to achieve and speak their same language. You are an addition to their staff, hop on board and cater your philosophy to their needs. Giving each athlete specific examples of on field/on court experiences where success can either be earned or an opportunity can be lost. Being able to make athlete’s understand the importance of mental toughness that is needed in the weight room and how it transfers over to their sport. The pain, the physical and mental struggles they endure in each training session is setting them up for success for their competitive season. Fight for every rep just as you would for any rebound, blocked shot, interception, or stolen base. Make references back to their closest contests that might have been decided by one play – (or one rep). Positive Influential Environment – Do athletes leave the weight room looking to return for more or dreading the next time they have to mope through one of the most silent hours of their day? Each session, from the minute the first athlete walks in, to the last grueling minute they are dragging out, fill the room with ENERGY!!! Push them through their toughest moments and coach every rep. Show each and every athlete that you care about their progress. Stay vocal, provide positive feedback as well as constructive criticism, play that latest hip-hop track and find a way to create a positive training environment.
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 the Office of Compliance at
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, E-Hoops); • 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.
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
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: Executive Director of the EMU Athletic Club Office Phone - 734.487.8236
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.
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 38th anniversary of the E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2013 will then be honored at the men’s in February of 2014. 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* 1980 Ruth Boughner* Leighton Boyd* Kenneth “Beef” Matheson* Ferris G. Newman* Bob Parks 1981 Delmar Allman* Rha W. Arnold* Charles E. Forsythe* James R. Martin* David L. Pureifory* Abe Rosenkrantz* Clarence B. Sabbath* Shirley G. Spork 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*
1985 John Banaszak Doug Cossey* Hasely Crawford Michael H. Jones* Richard Moseley Charles Paige Jean Siterlet* 1986 Jean S. Cione* David Ellis Bruce Howell Ron Johnson Richard G. Raymond Bill Tipton
1995 John Clay Bob Crosby Kerry Keating James Matthews Lucy Parker Larry Radcliff
1987 Glenn Davis Marvin Johnson Bob Rowland* William J. Stephens Jack Weiss
1998 Marc Dingman Grant Long Loita “Blink” Molineaux* Nanette Push Ron Saunders* Pat Sheridan Tom Smith
1989 Gary Bastien William M. Cave* Ron Gulyas Ann (Meachum) Lohner Bob Owchinko Harry Werbin*
1999 Ron Adams Jim Harkema Kelly Hebler Dave Kieft Leroy Potter* Mark Smith Jeff Washington
1990 Ken Bruchanski Dottie Denise Davis Jeffrey E. Dils Frank Reaume Virgil E. Windom Duane Zemper
1992 Cleon Gilliam Jay Jones Susan “Sue” Parks Mike Strickland Leo Turner* 1993 Joe Brodie Laurie Ann Byrd Oswald Gaynier* George Gervin Nick Manych*
2002 William “Audie” Cole Rena (Cox) McBroom Earl Jones Lanny Mills J.E. Morcombe* Jim Pietrzak Ron Rice Mary Smith*
1996 Jim Applegate John C. Fountain Kennedy McIntosh* Randy Mills Andrea (Bowman) Osika Jeff Peck 1997 Walter Gerald Brown* Ed Engle* Glenn Gulliver Earle Higgins Duane Root Eugene Thomas Claudia Wasik
1988 Norbert S. Badar Clarence Chapman Sherm J. Collins Clare Ebersole Stanley McConnor Bob Welch
1991 James Brodie* Tom Fagan Jim Grant* Jeff Huxley James Ross Claude Snarey*
1994 Terry Collins Donna Donakowski F.L. “Frosty” Ferzacca* Kevin “Rocky” Miller Robert Sims C.P. Steimle*
2000 Wilbur P. Bowen* Jack Brusewitz Chris Hoiles Denise (Kaercher) Leipold Jim Nelson Jenny Romatowski Wayne Seiler
2003 Sherry (Anderson) Boughton Sharon (Brown) Calhoun Marsha (Barker) Crosby Jim Dutcher Garry Grady Paul McMullen Joel 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
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 2012 Erik Henriksen Ivory Westly Hood Brian Tolbert Sharon (Rose) Schwartz Jerry Umin *Deceased
2007 Al Jagutis Marci Kelley Mark Leonard Tamyka McCord Stan Vinson Doug Willer
2001 Angie Fielder Jon Gates Bob Jennings Mauri Jormakka* George Mead* John “Rocky” Roe Rodney Slater