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Date Fri. Jan. 13 Sun. Jan. 15 Sun. Jan. 22 Sat. Jan. 28 Sat. Jan. 28 Fri. Feb. 3 Fri. Feb. 10 Sat. Feb. 11 Fri. Feb. 17 Tues. Feb. 21 Wed. Feb. 22 Fri. Feb. 24 Sat. March 11 Fri. March 17 Fri. March 24 Sun. March 26 Fri. March 31 Sun. April 2 Fri. April 7 Sat. April 15 Fri. April 21 Sun. April 23 April 28-30

Opponent at Youngstown State at Marshall at Michigan State OAKLAND @ vs. Duquesne (Southfield, Mich.) at Louisville at Nebraska vs. Creighton (Lincoln, Neb.) NORTHWESTERN OHIO @ at UC San Diego at San Diego State at Cal State Fullerton CHICAGO STATE # at Detroit BOWLING GREEN* # at Akron* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* # WESTERN MICHIGAN* # at Ball State* at Toledo* at Buffalo* MIAMI* (Senior Day) # MAC Tournament (Muncie, Ind.)

Time 7 p.m. TBA 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. PT 2 p.m. PT 1:30 p.m. PT 1 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA

* - Mid-American Conference dual match @ - Home match played at Chippewa Racquet Club # - Home match scheduled to be played at Wasik Tennis Complex


2016-17 EMU Tennis Media Guide 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.

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Table of Contents............................................. 1 Athletic Media Relations Staff...................... 2 EMU Quick Facts............................................... 3 Pepsi...................................................................... 4 2015-16 EMU Tennis Roster.......................... 5 EMU Tennis Claudia Wasik Tennis Complex.................... 6 Head Coach Ryan Ray................................. 7-8 Assistant Coach Daniela Vidal...................... 9 Alejandra Barcelo/Ani Gogvadze..............10 Andrea Martinovska/Maria Paula Ribero...11 Renu Sharma/Teresa Zorrilla Medrano...12 Anna Veleva......................................................13

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♦ Integrity - We operate in a spirit of integrity at all times and know that doing the right thing is of utmost importance.

History All-time EMU Records...................................14 All-time EMU Honors.....................................15 Season-by-Season Results................... 16-21 All-Time Series Records................................22 All-Time Letterwinners.................................23

Passion - We have a strong work ethic and are passionate about what we do. This is more than just a job to us.

♦ Excellence - Excellence is the cornerstone of all we do within our department, on campus, within the community, as well as on the regional and national levels

The University About EMU................................................ 24-27 Board of Regents............................................30 President James M. Smith...........................31 Director of Athletics Heather Lyke.... 32-33 adidas.................................................................34 Support Staff............................................. 35-44 EMU Coaches...................................................45 NCAA Compliance..........................................46 Student-Athlete Support.............................47 The EMU Identity............................................48 EMU Eagles Pride............................................49 EMU Hall of Fame...........................................50

EMU Tennis on the Web

EMUEagles.com/tennis

EMUEagles.com/Tennis Credits Editor/Layout/Covers: Sean Hostetter Assistant Editors: Katie Gonzales Mark Panhorst Greg Steiner Dan Whitaker Photography: Walt Middleton, Steve King, Randy Mascharka, Dick Schwartze

© COPYRIGHT EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY The 2016-17 EMU Tennis Media Guide was written by the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office. All text and photo content is property of Eastern Michigan University and can not be reproduced without permission from the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office. The 2016-17 EMU Women’s Tennis Media Guide is provided as a service to accredited media and opponents. Information is current as of Feb. 15, 2017

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EMU Athletic Media Relations EMU Athletic Media Relations Parking Credentials Eastern Michigan University does not issue parking passes as EMU does not charge for parking for tennis.

Greg Steiner

Sean Hostetter

Katie Gonzales

Mark Panhorst

Dan Whitaker

Associate Athletic Director/Media Relations................................... Greg Steiner

Office Phone..............................................................................................................................734.487.0317 Cellular Phone...........................................................................................................................734.845.1132 E-mail.....................................................................................................................greg.steiner@emich.edu 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............................................................................................................................ shostett@emich.edu Primary Sports Covered............................................................. Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Tennis

Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant............................... Katie Gonzales

Office Phone..............................................................................................................................734.487.0317 Cellular Phone.......................................................................................................................... 773.512.6079 E-mail.......................................................................................................................... kgonzal5@emich.edu Primary Sports Covered..................................................... Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Softball

Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant................................Mark Panhorst Office Phone..............................................................................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...........................................................................................................................630.440.7971 E-mail....................................................................................................................... mpanhors@emich.edu Primary Sports Covered..............................................Cross Country, Gymnastics, Track and Field

Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant................................. Dan Whitaker Office Phone...................................................................................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...........................................................................................................................734.478.8114 E-mail.......................................................................................................................... dwhitak4@emich.edu Primary Sports Covered............................................................................Rowing, Wrestling, Baseball

Address:............................799 N. Hewitt Rd., Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

How to get EMU TENNIS Information

• The Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Relations office: Tennis Contact Sean Hosteter: ................................................................................................. 734.487.0317 Office Fax.......................................................................................................................................... 734.485.3840 • The Internet:

Log on to the World Wide Web to get all of the latest Eastern Michigan University Athletics Information, including up-to-date tennis statistics, match recaps and previews, and game notes:

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Interview Policies Head coach Ryan Ray and his staff are available for interviews on an appointment-only basis between games and after practices. Personal interviews with the coaches and players should be scheduled with the EMU Athletic Media Relations office. Individual players are available for interviews Monday-Thursday. Their availability will depend on practice and class schedules. Please give at least 24-hour advance notice so the players can be contacted and arrangements can be made. Home phone numbers for players and coaches will not be given out by the EMU Athletic Media Relations office. The coaching staff and players will be available for post-game interviews following a short cooling-off period. DIRECTIONS By air: 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, and turn left onto Washtenaw Avenue. Travel until you hit Golfside, turnning right. The Chippewa Racquet Club is on the right. From North: U.S. 23 south to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Golfside Road and the club is on the right hand side of the road. From South: U.S. 23 north to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A);take Washtenaw to Golfside Road and the club is on the right hand side of the road. 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, and turn left onto Washtenaw Avenue. Travel until you hit Golfside, turning right. The Chippewa Racquet Club is on the right. (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 Golfside Road and the club is on the right hand side of the road. 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, and turn left onto Washtenaw Avenue. Travel until you hit Golfside, turning right. The Chippewa Racquet Club is on the right.

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EMU Quick Facts EMU QUICK FACTS Name.....................................Eastern Michigan University Location................................................Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Founded............................................................................1849 Enrollment....................................................................23,503 Nickname.......................................................................Eagles Colors..........................................................Green and White Affiliation.................. Mid-American Conference (MAC) President...................................................... James M. Smith Athletic Director............................................. Heather Lyke Conference....................................................Mid-American TENNIS QUICK FACTS Head Coach............................................................. Ryan Ray Alma Mater.................................. (Nebraska-Kearney ‘98) Record at EMU (years).................... 91-134 (10 seasons) MAC Record at EMU (years)............ 37-43 (10 seasons) Career Record (years)...................114-160 (12 Seasons) Coach Email............................................ rray4@emich.edu Graduate Assistant Coach.......................... Daniela Vidal Alma Mater.......................................................... Purdue, ‘15 Office Phone....................................................734.487.2244 2016 Overall Record.......................................................5-16 2016 MAC Record/Finish.........................................2-6/7th Letterwinners Returning/Lost......................................6/1 EMU ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant AD/Media Relations.................... Greg Steiner Assistant Director.......................................Sean Hostetter Tennis Contact.............................................Sean Hostetter Graduate Assistant.....................................Katie Gonzales Graduate Assistant..................................... Mark Panhorst Graduate Assistant....................................... Dan Whitaker Tennis Contact E-mail................... shostett@emich.edu Tennis Contact Cell.......................................734.218.3417 Office Phone........................................ 734.487.0317/0318 Website....................................................... EMUEagles.com 799 N. Hewitt Rd. Convocation Center, Room 307 Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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2016-17 EMU Tennis Team

• 2016-17 Women’s Tennis Team •

(Left to Right): Assistant Coach Daniela Vidal, Maria Paula Ribero, Alejandra Barcelo Almoyna, Marie Mayerova, Renu Sharma, Andrea Martinovska, Anna Veleva, Teresa Zorilla Medrano, Ani Gogvadze, Head Coach Ryan Ray

Eastern Michigan University 2016-17 Women’s Tennis Roster Full Name Alejandra Barcelo Almoyna* Ani Gogvadze** Andrea Martinovska** Marie Mayerova* Maria Paula Ribero** Remu Sharma** Anna Veleva** Teresa Zorilla Medrano *Letters won

Ht. 5-5 5-3 6-0 5-9 5-3 5-8 5-7 5-5

Yr. Hometown-Previous School Jr. Alicante, Spain-IES Figueras Racheco Jr. Tbilisi, Georgia-Khikhani Jr. Plzn, Czech Republic-Sport and Managment School So. Krmelin, Czech Republic R-Jr. Bucaramanga, Colombia Jr. Faridabad, India Jr. Sofia, Bulgaria Fr. Zaragoza, Spain-Colegio M. Rosa Molas

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Ryan Ray (11th Season) Assistant Coach: Daniela Vidal (First Season)

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Claudia Wasik Tennis Complex Claudia Wasik has received a host of honors during her lifetime and the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Hall of Famer has been awarded yet another one as the new varsity tennis courts on west campus were officially dedicated as the Claudia Wasik Tennis Complex here Saturday, Oct. 13. Wasik enjoyed a long and illustrious career at EMU, as a student, professor, coach and mentor during her 32-year professional affiliation with the University. A product of Pontiac Central High School, Wasik went on to earn both her bachelor’s (1962) and master’s (1968). While an undergraduate, Wasik played tennis, field hockey and basketball for four years as well as being a member of the Mortar Board and president of Delta Zeta Sorority. She went on to teach and coach basketball, volleyball and field hockey at Grosse Pointe University Liggett School from 1962-64 and spent the 1970-71 season as a tennis coach at Ohio State University before returning to her alma mater to join the physical education staff and become a collegiate head coach. Wasik coached the EMU women’s tennis team from 1979-80 through 1990-91 and recorded a 162-108 overall dual-meet record. She was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in 1986-87 when she led the then-Hurons to a second-place finish and was also named league Coach of the Year in 1983-84 after she directed her team to a third-place finish in the championships. In 11 MAC seasons under Wasik, the team finished second twice, third eight times and fourth once. Several of her athletics were individual MAC championship and also received academic awards. Wasik also served as EMU’s head volleyball coach from 1968-79. Her 1975-76 women’s volleyball team finished third in the State Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) meet. She retired from coaching in 1991 and continued to teach in the physical education department until retiring from that position in 1996.

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EMU Women’s Tennis Head Coach

RYAN RAY The Ryan Ray File Name Ryan Ray Born June 4, 1975 (Blair Nebraska) College (Undergrad) University of Nebraska-Kearney, 1998 Bachleor’s Degree in Sports Admin. & Business Admin. College (Grad) University of Oklahoma, 2000 Master’s Degree in Sport Management

Coaching Experience

2006-Present Eastern Michigan University Head Tennis Coach (Women) 2003-05 Indiana State University Head Tennis Coach (Men) 2001-03 Saint Louis University Assistant Tennis Coach (Men and Women) 2001 University of Northern Iowa Assistant Tennis Coach (Men and Women) 1998-2000 University of Oklahoma Volunteer Assistant Coach (Men) 1997-98 University of Nebraska-Kearney Student Assistant Coach (Men and Women)

Ray’s Career Record Year (School) Overall Conf. 2003-04 (ISU) 8-17 6-2 (3rd) 2004-05 (ISU) 15-9 7-0 (1st) 2006-07 (EMU) 12-11 4-4(T-4th) 2007-08 (EMU) 9-13 5-3 (T-3rd) 2008-09 (EMU) 5-16 2-6 (7th) 2009-10 (EMU) 8-14 2-6 (6th) 2010-11 (EMU) 10-13 3-5 (6th) 2011-12 (EMU) 9-15 5-3 (T-3rd) 2012-2013 (EMU) 9-13 4-4 (T-5th) 2013-14 (EMU) 15-9 6-2 (T-2nd) 2014-15 (EMU) 9-14 4-4 (T-4th) 2015-16 (EMU) 5-16 2-6 (7th) Totals 114-160 50-45 91-134 at EMU 37-43 MAC

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Head Coach Ryan Ray Head Coach Ryan Ray

The 2009-10 and 2010-11 teams were also singled out by the NCAA for Public Recognition for scoring in the Top 10 percent in the Academic Progress Rate (APR) in women’s tennis.

11th Season Nebraska-Kearney, 1998 Oklahoma, 2000

On the playing surface, Ray has directed several players to awardwinning seasons. Vanessa Frankowski was named the MAC Player of the Year in 2006-07 on the way to a 48-17 singles and doubles record. Frankowski was a first-team All-MAC selection that year and earned a berth in the NCAA Championships. Teammate Yana The 2016-17 season marks the 11th Parfenyuk was a second-team All-League selection that year as year for Ryan Ray as head women’s well. tennis coach at Eastern Michigan University. Frankowski would go on to be a three-time MAC Player of the Week in 2008 (five total career honors) and she also was named Ray took over the EMU coaching duties in 2006-2007 after serving a MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week in 2007. She was a CoSIDA as the head coach of the men’s tennis program at Indiana State second-team All-District Academic selection. University. He led ISU to an undefeated regular season conference championship and a second-place finish in the league tourna- Ray has brought his recruiting talents from his previous stops to ment while earning Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year EMU, which he showed, impressively at Indiana State, by starting honors in 2005. with a roster of two players and producing a team consisting of four players ranked in the top 200 in the world in junior play and Since that first 2006-07 season, Ray has methodically built the a junior college All-American. Two of those players had multiple EMU women’s program into one of the most competitive squads years of Davis Cup experience in their native countries. Ray also in the Mid-American Conference. coached two doubles teams to national rankings as high as No. 43 and No. 54 during the 2005 season. The 2013-14 season proved to be one of, if not, the best season for the Eagles since Ray took over the squad. Eastern finished the During the 2002 and 2003 seasons Ray was the assistant men’s year with 15 wins, the most in his tenure at EMU, while he also and women’s tennis coach at Saint Louis University. Ray helped led the squad to the MAC Tournament Championship match. Ray the Saint Louis women’s team to its best Conference USA tournacoached Diana Davitaia and Klara Supejova to first team All-MAC ment finish in six seasons, and the men’s program improved its awards, while Nino Mebuke earned second team accolades. regional ranking from 13th to 5th. In 2012-13, Ray coached the 2013 Player of the Year in Klara Supejova, who also won Freshman of the Year accolades in her first season donning the Green and White. Overall, the 2012-13 season saw a 9-13 record, while the EMU tennis squad went 4-4 in the MAC.

During the 2001 season, Ray served as the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at the University of Northern Iowa. While mainly responsible for the women’s program, he helped them reach a 15-5 record and a No. 68 national ranking, the first in school history.

Another one of Ray’s benchmark seasons came in his season cam- During the 1999 and 2000 seasons, Ray spent time as a volunteer paign as the Eagles’ head man, when his 2007-08 team posted a coach at the University of Oklahoma where they obtained a No. 5-3 MAC mark good for a tie for third in the final league standings. 30 national ranking and No. 1 ranking in the central region. Under Ray’s guidance, EMU’s teams have not only performed well A four-year letterman at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, on the courts but also in the classroom as the team and individuals Ray was a member of the 1997 NCAA Div. II Regional qualifying have earned top academic honors the past 10 years. team and received the 1997 Nebraska Collegiate Male Sportsmanship Award. Eight of Ray’s teams have been singled out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for a Team All-Academic Award, given Ray received Bachelor of Science degrees in Sports Administration annually to an NCAA Division I team with a cumulative GPA of and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at 3.2 or better. Kearney in 1998. He earned his Master of Science in Sport Management from the University of Oklahoma in 2000. In addition to those All-Academic Team awards, the Eagles have also produced 24 student-athletes that have recorded ITA Indi- Ray currently resides in Plymouth, Mich. vidual All-Academic Awards with a 3.5 GPA or better during Ray’s tenure.

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Assistant Coach Daniela Vidal Assistant Coach Daniela Vidal First Season Purdue, 2015

Senior Klara Supejova was named 2013 MAC Freshman of the Year and MAC Player of the Year and earned All-MAC First Team honors in 2014 and 2015

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2016-17 Eagles Alejandra Barcelo Almoyna junior, 5-6

Ani Gogvadze junior, 5-3

Alicante, Spain IES Figueras Racheco

Tbilisi, Georgia Khikhani

2015-16: Compiled a singles record of 3-7...Went 2-7 in doubles play...Teamed up with Renu Sharma to go 1-1, while going 1-3 with Anna Veleva. 2014-15: In her first season competing for EMU, Barcelo went 11-14 in singles play, including a 3-4 MAC record... In doubles play, she went 19-18, teaming up with Daphne Friedrichs is each of her matches...The duo went 9-11 at the No. 3 doubles spot in dual matches.

2015-16: Earned MAC Singles Player of the Week honors once (Feb. 3)...Compiled a record of a 11-19 overall singles record with six dual match wins and five tournament victories....Put together a 12-15 record in doubles action... Teamed up with Maria Paula Ribero to post a 4-1 doubles record...Played alongside Marie Mayerova for 18 matches with an 8-10 record... 2014-15: Was named All-MAC Second Team as a freshman... Compiled an overall record of 37-38 on the season...Went 18-21 in singles play, appearing in all of EMU’s dual matches at No. 2 singles...Posted a record of 19-17 in doubles play... Went 5-3 in MAC singles play while boasting a 3-4 record in doubles action. Prior to EMU: Joined the Eagles as a freshman prior to the 2014-15 campaign...Ranked in the top-20, at No. 19, of the under-16 standings of Tennis Europe Junior Tour during the 2010 season..Moved up as high as No. 924 in singles, while earning a spot as high as No. 1,165 in doubles by the Women’s Tennis Assocation’s rankings. Personal: Full name: Ani Anano Gogvadze...Daughter of Roman Gogvadze and Maia Khaindrava...Has one brother, Giorgi...Major: Psychology.

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2016-17 Eagles Andrea Martinovska junior, 6-0

Marie Mayerova sophomore, 5-9

Plzen, Czech Republic Sport and Management School

Krmelin, czech republic

2015-16: Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors...Named to the Academic All-MAC team...Teamed up with Klara Supejova to earn MAC Doubles Team of the Week (Jan. 20) ...She and Supejova to become the first EMU doubles team to make it to the ITA Midwest Regional’s semifinal round in Ann Arbor during the fall season...She compiled an overall record of 12-21 in singles play, going 6-14 in dual matches and 6-7 in tournament tilts...Teamed up with Klara Supejova to go 18-15 in doubles action, including a 4-1 record in MAC play. 2014-15: Compiled an overall record of 31-42 on the season...Posted a 12-25 singles record, going 5-3 in MAC dual matches...Split time between the No. 3 and No. 4 singles spots during the dual match season...Finished the year on a three-match winning streak in singles play...Teamed up with Klara Supejova at No.1 doubles in all of their matches...Went 19-17 in doubles play, including an 11-8 dual match record... Martinovska and Supejova advanced to the ITA Regional Quarterfinals during the tournament season.

2015-16: Joined the Eagles for the Spring dual season...Posted a record of 4-17 in singles, playing in four different singles positions...Had the most success at No. 5, grabbing three victories, all in MAC play...Teamed up with Ani Gogvadze to go 8-10 in doubles play...The duo went 3-4 in MAC contests. Prior to EMU: Joined the Eagles as a freshman prior to the 2016 spring season...Has been ranked as high as No. 494 in the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) junior world rankings...Is one of the top players in her home country, ranking as high as 32nd in the Czech national women’s rankings... Broke the top-1,000 in the World Tennis Association’s (WTA) doubles professional rankings while also making it to the doubles final of the $10,000 ITF event in Prague during 2013.

Prior to EMU: Joined the Eagles as a freshman prior to the 2014-15 campaign...Ranked as high as No. 597 in the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) junior world rankings... One of the top players in her home country, ranking as high as 54th in the Czech National women’s rankings, while she ranked as high as seventh overall in the Czech National junior rankings. Personal: Full Name: Andrea Martinovska...Daughter of Marin Martinovsky and Marketa Martinovska...Major: Business.

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2016-17 Eagles Maria Paula Ribero Redshirt junior, 5-3

Renu Sharma Junior, 5-9

Bucaramanga, Colombia

Faridabad, India

2015-16: Played in five singles matches, going 1-4, and seven doubles matches, going 5-2, before being sidelined for the remainder of the year with an injury... 2014-15: Posted an overall singles record of 8-18...Was strong in doubles action, going 18-14, teaming up Ani Gogvadze at No. 2 in most matches...Posted a doubles win in the first round of the 2015 MAC Tournament as she and Gogvadze knocked off Toledo’s No. 2 doubles team. 2013-14: Teamed up with Diana Davitaia to win the MAC Championship at No. 2 doubles...Completed the 2013-14 season with a 14-14 record in singles action, including an 8-4 mark at the No. 6 spot...Had an overall doubles record of 16-16, going 15-12 with Davitaia, while carrying a 1-3 mark with Mariya Toncheva.

2015-16: Earned Academic All-MAC honors...Teamed up with Anna Veleva to earn MAC Doubles Team of the Week honors (Feb. 3)...Posted a record of 8-24 in singles play... Notched a record of 7-20 in doubles action, teaming up with Veleva to go 6-17...The duo compiled a 4-2 record in MAC play. 2014-15: Saw action in nine matches...Posted a 1-8 record, going 1-1 at the No. 5 singles spot, and 0-7 at No. 6. Prior to EMU: Joined the Eagles as a freshman prior to the spring portion of the 2014-15 campaign...Comes to EMU from Faridabad, India and has been ranked in the top-20 of India’s singles and doubles rankings.

Prior to EMU: Ranked as high as No. 1,022 in singles and No. 944 in doubles in the World Professional Rankings by the Women’s Tennis Association...Best result came in 2010 when she was a finalist in doubles, while making it to the quarterfinals in singles action while playing in an Interantional Tennis Federation tournament in Caracas, Venezuela.

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2016-17 Eagles Anna Veleva Junior, 5-7

Teresa Zorrilla Medrano freshman, 5-5

Sofia, Bulgaria

Zaragoza, Spain Colegio M. Rosa Molas

2015-16: Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete...Earned Academich All-MAC honors...Teamed up with Renu Sharma to earn MAC Doubles Team of the Week honors (Feb. 3)...Posted a record of 12-21 in singles play, including a 4-4 MAC tally...Notched a record of 9-21 in doubles action, teaming up with Sharma to go 6-17...The duo compiled a 4-2 record in MAC play. 2014-15: Only competed for the Eagles during the dualmatch season...Went 8-8 in singles play and 1-3 in doubles action...Spent time at three different singles positions...Went 4-2 in MAC play, positioned mainly at the No. 5 spot. Prior to EMU: Joined the Eagles as a freshman prior to the spring portion of the 2014-15 campaign...Travels to Eastern from Sofia, Bulgaria...Earned a career-best junior world ranking of 414 according to the International Tennis Federation... Has been ranked as the No. 2 junior in her home country, as well as the No. 3 ranked woman’s player in Bulgaria.

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All-Time EMU Tennis Records Season Singles Wins Jean Kansuthi Jean Kansuthi Jean Kansuthi Lisa D’ Amelio Lisa D’ Amelio Rebecca Hawkins Lisa D’ Amelio Victoria Domina Amalia Lincaru Simone Duhme Kendra Clark Vanessa Frankowski Mary Smith Simone Duhme Stacey Lightvoet Victoria Domina Rebecca Hawkins Amalia Lincaru Klara Supejova

39 37 36 34 32 32 33 31 30 30 29 29 28 28 27 26 26 26 26

1998 1997 1999 2002 2003 2002 2001 2004 2002 2002 2002 2007 1984 1999,2001 1986 2005 2003 2001 2013

Jean Kansuthi

Doubles Wins Rebecca Hawkins 37 Lisa D’ Amelio 37 Jean Kansuthi 36 Rebecca Hawkins 36 Lisa D’ Amelio 36 Simone Duhme 35 Jean Kansuthi 34 Rebecca Hawkins 30 Lisa D’ Amelio 30 Jean Kansuthi 27 Agnieszka Tokarczuk 27 Amalia Lincaru 26 Shari Gamarnik 26 Christina Ghidirmic 26 Simone Duhme 25 Shari Gamarnik 24 Simone Duhme 24 Denise Kaercher 24 Mary Smith 24 Stacy Prince 24

2002 2002 1999 2003 2003 1999 1998 2001 2001 1997 1997 2002 2001 1994 1998 2001 2001 1986 1986 1994

Overall Wins in a Single Season Jean Kansuhti 73 Lisa D’Amelio 71 Rebecca Hawkins 69 Jean Kansuthi 64 Lisa D’Amelio 63 Amalia Lincaru 56 Victoria Domina 54 Rebecca Hawkins 54 Kendra Clark 52 Simone Duhme 52 Simone Duhme 52 Christina Ghidirmic 51 Shari Gamarnik 49 Vanessa Frankowski 48 Denise Kaercher 48 Klara Supejova 47 Stacey Lightvoet 47 Olga Fedotova 45 Mary Smith 44 Tracy Varker 44

1998 2002 2002 1997 2001 2002 2004 2001 2002 2001 2002 1994 2001 2007 1986 2013 1986 1998 1984 1983

Rebecca Hawkins

Lisa D’Amelio

Career Singles Wins Simone Duhme 113 Jean Kansuthi 112 Lisa D’Amelio 111 Rebecca Hawkins 97 Amalia Lincaru 93 Denise Kaercher 85 Stacey Lightvoet 83 Mary Smith 83 Klara Supejova 79 Kendra Clark 78 Vanessa Frankowski 77 Tracy Varker 77 Jean Kansuthi 76 Naomi Mokelke 66 Nino Mebuke 65 Daphne Friedrichs 62 Kathy Horton 61 Marcela Rivero 58 Victoria Domina 57 Amy Zeilinger 56 Miriam Westerink 54 Gina Radeck 54

1998-02 1997-99 1999-03 1999-03 2000-04 1985-88 1982-84, 86 1984-87 2013-16 2000-04 2004-08 1982-85 1997-99 1989-92 2010-14 2012-16 1981-84 2008-12 2003-05 1984-86 2008-12 1987-90

Doubles Wins Lisa D’Amelio 121 Rebecca Hawkins 121 Simone Duhme 114 Jean Kansuthi 97 Nino Mebuke 80 Klara Supejova 76 Kendra Clark 76 Amalia Lincaru 74 Caryn Stube 72 Stacey Lightvoet 71 Mary Smith 71 Tracy Varker 70 Denise Kaercher 70 Mariya Toncheva 66 Kathy Horton 63 Shari Gamarnik 61 Jean Kansuthi 61 Naomi Mokelke 60 Miriam Westerink 56 Stacy Prince 55

1999-03 1999-03 1998-02 1997-99 2010-14 2013-16 2000-2004 2000-2004 1989-92 1982-84, 86 1984-87 1982-85 1985-88 201-14 1981-84 2000-03 1997-99 1989-92 2008-12 1994-96

Overall Wins Lisa D’Amelio 232 Simone Duhme 227 Rebecca Hawkins 218 Jean Kansuthi 209 Amalia Lincaru 157 Klara Supejova 155 Denise Kaercher 155 Kendra Clark 154 Stacey Lightvoet 154 Mary Smith 154 Tracy Varker 147 Nino Mebuke 145 Jean Kansuthi 137 Vanessa Frankowski 128 Naomi Mokelke 126 Kathy Horton 124 Caryn Stube 121 Mariya Toncheva 121

1999-03 1998-02 1999-03 1997-99 2000-2004 2013-16 1985-88 2000-2004 1982-84, 86 1984-87 1982-85 2011-14 1997-99 2004-2008 1989-92 1981-84 1989-92 2010-14

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All-Time Tennis Honors Honors Mid-American Conference Player of the Year 1998 Jean Kansuthi 1999 Jean Kansuthi 2000 Rebecca Hawkins 2002 Lisa D’Amelio 2004 Victoria Domina 2007 Vanessa Frankowski 2013 Klara Supejova Mid-American Conference Freshman/Newcomer of the Year

1998 2000 2013

Simone Duhme Rebecca Hawkins Klara Supejova

Mid-American Conference Sportsmanship Award 1987 Denise Kaercher 1996 Stacy Prince 1999 Simone Duhme 2001 Simone Duhme 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1994 1997 1998 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

All-Mid-American Conference Donna Robinson Kathy Horton Stacey Lightvoet Kathy Horton (2) Kathy Horton (3) Mary Smith Mary Smith (2) Tracy Varker Denise Kaercher Mary Smith (3) Denise Kaercher (2) Mary Smith (4) Denise Kaercher (3) Naomi Mokelke Caryn Stube Marta Varanda Caryn Stube (2) Lynnette Tilden Caryn Stube (3) Caryn Stube (4) Christina Ghidirmic Jean Kansuthi Simone Duhme Jean Kansuthi (2) Simone Duhme (2) Jean Kansuthi Simone Duhme (3) Rebecca Hawkins Simone Duhme (4) Rebecca Hawkins (2) Rebecca Hawkins (3) Lisa D’Amelio (1) Simone Duhme (5) Rebecca Hawkins (4) Lisa D’Amelio (2) Victoria Domina Ying Kansuthi Vanessa Frankowski- First Team Yana Parfenyuk- Second Team Vanessa Frankowski- First Team Miriam Westerink - Second Team Miriam Westerink - Second Team Nino Mebuke - Second Team Klara Supejova - First Team Klara Supejova - First Team Diana Davitaia - First Team Nino Mebuke - Second Team Klara Supejova - First Team Ani Gogvadze - Second Team Klara Supejova - Second Team

1987 1988 1989 1992 1994 1996 1997 1998 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2014 2015 2016

Academic All-MAC Denise Kaercher Denise Kaercher (2) Marie Morin Rhonda Brown Naomi Mokelke Christina Ghdirimic Stacy Prince Tina Danielak Paulena Khaw Tina Danielak (2) Jean Kansuthi Shari Gamarnik Lisa D’Amelio Amalia Lincaru Yana Parfenyuk Yana Parfenyuk Vanessa Frankowski Nino Mebuke Klara Supejova Daphne Friedrichs Klara Supejova Andrea Martinovska Renu Sharma Klara Supejova Anna Veleva

1997 1998

CoSIDA Academic All-America Tina Danielak Tina Danielak

1982 1984 1986 1987 1989 1992 1994 1997 1998 2001 2002 2003

MAC Champions Stacy Lightvoet - Kathy Horton Mary Smith Amy Zeilinger Mary Smith Mary Smith - Denise Kaercher Denise Kaercher Mary Smith - Denise Kaercher Rhonda Brown - Naomi Mokelke Lauren Watassek Christina Ghidirmic - Stacy Prince Jean Kansuthi Jean Kansuthi Olga Fedotova Christy Helsinger Kansuthi/Duhme Todorova/Fedotova Rebecca Hawkins Simone Duhme Lisa D’Amelio Amalia Lincaru Hawkins/D’Amelio Lisa D’Amelio Rebecca Hawkins D’Amelio/Hawkins

#1 Singles #1 Singles #5 Singles #6 Singles #1 Doubles #3 Doubles #1 Singles #2 Singles #3 Singles #4 Singles #1 Doubles #1 Singles #2 Singles #1 Doubles

1982 1984 1985

MAC Runners-up Kathy Horton Mary Miller Tracy Varker Miller/Colonna Varker-Grech/Cumbo Tracy Varker Horton/Smith Joseph/Neely Denise Kaercher Sunita Whitehead

#2 Singles #4 Singles #5 Singles #1 Doubles #3 Doubles #4 Singles #1 Doubles #2 Doubles #3 Singles #5 Singles

#2 Doubles #1 Singles #6 Singles #1 Singles #1 Doubles #2 Singles #1 Doubles #2 Doubles

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1992 1993 1995 1997 1998 2001 2002 2003

Smith/Varker Denise Kaercher Stacey Lightvoet Miller/Varanda Mary Smith Gina Radeck Rhonda Brown Morin/Varanda Denise Kaercher Marie Morin Wendy Whaler Varanda/Brown Radeck/Morin Naomi Mokelke Stube/Varanda Lynnette Tilden Stube/Tilden Rebecca Tasich Mokelke/Stube Stacy Prince Beigh/Espinosa Fedotova/Helsinger Simone Duhme Agnieska Tokarczuk Manuela Todorova Shari Gamarnik Kendra Clark Hawkins/D’Amelio Lincaru/Clark Lisa D’Amelio Shari Gamarnik Kendra Clark Duhme/Clark Lincaru/Gamarnik Ying Kansuthi Kendra Clark Amalia Lincaru Shari Gamarnik Clark/Kansuthi Lincaru/Gimarnik

#1 Doubles #2 Singles #4 Singles #2 Doubles #1 Singles #5 Singles #6 Singles #2 Doubles #1 Singles #5 Singles #6 Singles #2 Doubles #3 Doubles #4 Singles #1 Doubles #3 Singles #1 Doubles #6 Singles #1 Doubles #5 Singles #3 Doubles #3 Doubles #2 Singles #3 Singles #4 Singles #5 Singles #6 Singles #1 Doubles #3 Doubles #2 Singles #5 Singles #6 Singles #2 Doubles #3 Doubles #3 Singles #4 Singles #5 Singles #6 Singles #2 Doubles #3 Doubles

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Season-by-Season Results Coach: Lucy Parker (1977-78) W W L W W W W L W L W L L L L 5th

1976-77 • Record: 8-7 Oakland Windsor Michigan Western Michigan Ferris State Hillsdale Notre Dame Saint Mary’s College Henry Ford CC Central Michigan Grand Valley State Michigan State Wisconsin Michigan Central Michigan State AIAW

9-0 8-1 0-9 9-0 9-0 9-0 5-4 3-6 6-3 1-8 9-0 0-9 0-9 0-9 0-9

1977-78 Results Unavailable Coach: Susan Reeder (1978-79) 1978-79 • Record: 4-7 L Michigan 1-8 L Kent 4-5 L Miami 0-9 W Notre Dame 7-2 L Michigan State 0-9 L Western Michigan 3-6 W Kalamazoo 6-3 L Central Michigan 2-7 W Bowling Green 5-4 W Western Michigan# 5-1 L Michigan State# 0-9 #State AIAW Bea Grech-Cumbo 6, 4, 10 Donna Robinson 7, 3, 10 Jill Barrick 5, 4, 9 Laura Hastings 4, 3, 7 Sue Crowell 1, 4, 5 Carol Bachinsky 2, 0, 2 Sharon Hammerschmidt 0, 2, 2

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Coach: Claudia Wasik (1980-91) 163-111 .595 1979-80 • Record: 7-9 Michigan 0-9 Central Michigan 5-4 Purdue 1-8 Albion 7-2 Kent 2-7 Ohio 5-4 Miami 0-9 Toledo 0-9 Bowling Green 1-8 Wright State 9-0 Kalamazoo 6-3 Western Michigan 5-4 Northwestern 0-9 Illinois State 0-9 Wayne State 8-1 Michigan State# 0-9 State AIAW Donna Robinson 8, 6,14 Jill Barrick 7, 6,13 Bea Grech-Cumbo 7, 5,12 Laura Lauckner 5, 6,11 Kristi Lauckner 6, 5, 11 Sue Crowell 1, 7, 8 Karen Evans 8, 0, 8 Kathleen O’ Kane 1, 1, 2

W L L L W W L W W L W W L W L W L L L L W W L L 3rd 3rd

1980-81 Record: 11-13; 2-3 (MAC) Wayne State 8-1 Florida 0-9 Florida International 3-6 Palm Beach 4-5 Broward CC 5-4 Edison CC 8-1 Michigan 0-9 Albion 9-0 Kalamazoo 9-0 Miami 1-8 Ohio 7-2 Central Michigan 7-2 Purdue 1-8 Indiana State 9-0 Bowling Green 3-6 Akron 9-0 Michigan State 2-7 Western Michigan 1-8 Eastern Kentucky 3-6 Morehead State 3-6 Center College 9-0 Ohio Northern 9-0 Michigan (State AIAW) 2-7 W. Michigan (State AIAW) 3-6 Irish Open 23 MAC Invitational 16 Mary Jo Colonna 14, 17, 31 Kathy Horton 12, 14, 26 Cathy Moore 11, 14, 25 D. Robinson 10, 10, 20 Kristi Lauckner 12, 7, 19 B. Greech-Cumbo 7, 11, 18 Sue Green 5, 5, 10 Laura Lauckner 5, 1, 6 Nancy Ostrowski 1, 3, 4 Sue Neely 1, 0, 1

1981-82 Record: 12-5 (7-2, MAC) MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE RUNNER-UP W Edison CC W Florida International W Palm Beach JC W Broward CC L Purdue W Central Michigan L Miami W Toledo L Western Michigan W Northern Illinois L Michigan W Bowling Green W Ball State W Kent L Michigan State W Ohio W Akron 2nd Notre Dame Invitational 1st Huron Invitational 2nd MAC Championships S#2 Kathy Horton #4 Mary Miller #5 Tracy Varker D#1 M. Miller-Mary Jo Colonna #2 Stacey Lightvoet-K. Horton #3 T. Varker-Bea Grech-Cumbo

9-0 9-0 8-1 7-2 4-5 9-0 4-5 9-0 4-5 9-0 2-7 6-3 9-0 7-2 3-5 9-0 9-0 29 18 23.5 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd

1982-83 Record: 19-11 (5-3, MAC) W Bradley 6-0 W DuPage 6-0 W Illinois-Chicago 5-1 W Wisconsin-Milwaukee 6-0 L Purdue 1-5 W Northern Illinois 6-1 W Wisconsin-LaCrosse 4-1 W Cincinnati 8-1 L Ohio State 1-8 W Florida International 8-1 W St. Leo 9-0 W Central Florida 9-0 L Stetson 4-5 W Florida Southern 5-4 L Louisville 3-6 L Purdue 1-8 L Notre Dame 4-5 L Michigan State 1-8 W DePauw 9-0 W Kalamazoo 9-0 W Albion 9-0 W Northern Illinois 5-4 L Miami 0-9 W Ohio 7-2 W Ball State 6-3 L Minnesota 3-6 W Central Michigan 8-1 W Toledo 8-1 L Western Michigan 3-6 L Bowling Green 4-5 4th MAC Championships 13 Tracy Varker 22, 22, 44 Kathy Horton 21, 17, 38

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Season-by-Season Results

Stacey Lightvoet Sue Neely Debbie Dancer Mary Miller Nancy Ostrowski Sharon Joseph

W W W W W W L W W W W L W W L W W W W L W W L W W W W W L 3rd S#3 #4 #6 D#1 #2

1983-84 Record: 23-6 (7-1, MAC) Bradley Illinois-Chicago Western Illinois DuPage College Northern Illinois Wisconsin-LaCrosse Purdue Broward CC Florida Southern Central Florida Stetson Michigan Evansville Purdue Kentucky Morehead State Akron Bradley Calvin Michigan State Ohio Ball State Ohio State Central Michigan Toledo Western Michigan Bowling Green Northern Illinois Miami MAC Championships Mary Smith Tracy Varker Amy Zeilinger Kathy Horton-Mary Smith Sharon Joseph-Sue Neely

Mary Smith Tracy Varker Stacey Lightvoet Kathy Horton Sue Neely Amy Zeilinger Sharon Joseph Debbie Dancer Nancy Ostrowski

22, 14, 36 16, 11, 27 11, 14, 25 11, 7, 18 3, 12, 15 5, 1, 6

6-3 7-0 5-1 6-0 5-1 6-0 1-5 5-4 7-2 9-0 9-0 3-6 9-0 5-4 1-6 9-0 9-0 6-3 9-0 3-6 8-1 9-0 4-5 9-0 8-1 9-0 6-3 7-2 2-7 23pts 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd

28, 16, 44 23, 20, 43 20, 21, 41 16, 16, 32 16, 16, 32 18, 1, 19 11, 7, 18 1, 11, 12 2, 10, 12

1984-85 Record: 15-7 (6-2, MAC) W Ball State L Morehead State W Florida International W St. Leo’s L Southern Florida W Stetson W Central Florida W Boston L Michigan

9-0 2-7 9-0 8-1 0-9 9-0 9-0 8-1 4-5

L W W L W W W W W L W W L 3rd S#3 #5 D#1

Purdue Illinois-Chicago Eastern Kentucky Ohio State Ohio Ball State Marshall Central Michigan Toledo Western Michigan Bowling Green Northern Illinois Miami MAC Championship Denise Kaercher Sunita Whitehead Mary Smith-Tracy Varker

Denise Kaercher Mary Smith Sunita Whitehead Tracy Varker Amy Zeilinger Sharon Joseph Mary Miller Ruby Olegario

3-6 9-0 9-0 2-7 9-0 7-2 8-1 9-0 6-3 4-5 7-2 9-0 2-7 11.5 pts 2nd 2nd 2nd 22, 15, 37 17, 17, 34 18, 15, 33 14, 13, 27 17, 8, 25 13, 11, 24 5, 16, 21 0, 2, 2

1985-86 Record: 19-8 (5-2, MAC) W Michigan L Western Michigan W Broward CC W Florisa International L South Florida W St. Leo’s W Central Florida W Webber W Stetson L Michigan W Illinois State W Marquette W Eastern Kentucky W Morehead State W Middle Tennessee L Michigan State L Purdue L Notre Dame W Toledo W Akron W Ball State W Bowling Green W Northern Illinois L Western Michigan W Ohio State W Ohio L Miami 3rd MAC Championship S#1 Mary Smith #2 Denise Kaercher #4 Stacey Lightvoet D#1 M.Smith-D. Kaercher #3 Mary Miller-Marta Varanda

Denise Kaercher Stacey Lightvoet Mary Smith

6-3 2-7 5-4 8-1 0-9 9-0 9-0 9-0 7-2 4-5 7-2 9-0 8-0 8-1 9-0 2-7 4-5 3-6 7-2 9-0 8-1 9-0 8-1 3-6 5-4 9-0 3-6 31 Pts 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd

24, 24, 48 27, 20, 47 20, 24, 44

Mary Miller Amy Zeilinger Sunita Whitehead Marta Varanda Teresa Drago Rosali Figuracion

16, 13, 29 21, 5, 26 12, 12, 24 8, 14, 22 2, 1, 3 0, 3, 3

1986-87 Record: 12-8 (5-1, MAC) MAC RUNNER-UP W Marquette L Michigan State W Michigan L Ohio State L Rollins College W Central Florida L South Florida L Michigan W Purdue L Illinois W Eastern Kentucky W Toledo L Michigan State W Marquette W Notre Dame W Ohio L Miami W Ball State W Bowling Green W Western Michigan 2nd MAC Championships S#1 Mary Smith #2 Denise Kaercher #5 Gina Radeck #6 Rhonda Brown D#1 M.Smith-D.Kaercher #2 Marie Morin-Marta Varanda

Densie Kaercher Rhonda Brown Mary Smith Marta Varanda Sunita Whitehead Marie Morin Gina Radeck Rosali Figuracion Lisa Hays

25, 18, 43 18, 16, 34 18, 14, 32 15, 12, 27 9, 18, 27 14, 9, 23 14, 1, 15 6, 6, 12 1, 0, 1

1987-88 Record: 13-8 (4-2, MAC) L Michigan L Michigan State W Florida Southern W Rollins College L South Florida W Stetson W N.E. Missouri L Boston L Michigan L Notre Dame W Purdue W Morehead State W Eastern Kentucky L Western Michigan W Northern Illinois W Ohio

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7-2 3-6 6-3 4-5 3-6 9-0 0-9 4-5 5-4 3-6 7-2 8-1 2-7 9-0 6-3 7-2 2-7 9-0 9-0 5-4 52 Pts 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd

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

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Ohio State 5-4 Toledo 9-0 Bowling Green 8-1 Ball State 9-0 Miami 1-8 MAC Championship 48 Pts Denise Kaercher 2nd Marie Morin 2nd Wendy Whaler 2nd Marta Varanda-Rhonda Brown 2nd Gina Radeck-M. Morin 2nd

Rhonda Brown Denise Kaercher Wendy Whaler Gina Radeck Marie Morin Marta Varanda Sunita Whitehead

L L W L L L W W W L W W L W L L L L W W W W L 3rd S#4 D#1 #2

1988-89 Record: 11-12 (4-2, MAC) Northwestern Michigan State Michigan Marquette Minnesota Michigan State Purdue Ohio State Florida Southern South Florida Middle Tennessee State Stetson Michigan Southern Illinois Notre Dame Western Michigan Northern Illinois Eaastern Kentucky Ohio Toledo Bowling Green Ball State Miami MAC Championship Naomi Mokelke Caryn Stube-Marta Varanda Rhonda Brown-N.Mokelke

Caryn Stube Naomi Mokelke Gina Radeck Rhonda Brown Marta Varanda Lauren Watassek Wendy Whaler Nicole Stanbridge

14, 15, 29 14, 13, 27 14, 12, 26 12, 11, 23 13, 9, 22 9, 11, 20 6, 9,

18, 15, 33 17, 16, 33 15, 13, 28 10, 16, 26 7, 15, 22 4, 6, 10 4, 6, 10 1, 1, 2

1989-90 Record: 8-14 (1-5, MAC) L Northwestern L Ohio State L Michigan W Michigan State W Illinois State L Michigan State

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1-8 4-5 6-3 3-6 1-8 2-7 5-4 8-1 9-0 1-8 5-1 7-2 3-6 6-3 1-8 2-7 3-6 4-5 6-3 6-3 6-3 8-1 3-6 38 Pts 2nd 2nd 1st

3-6 1-8 4-5 5-4 7-2 3-6

L L W W W L W W L L W L L L L L 3rd S#3 D#1

James Madison South Florida Rollins College Syracuse Western Illinois Michigan Purdue St. Mary’s Northern Illinois Notre Dame Toledo Western Michigan Ball State Miami Ohio Bowling Green MAC Championship Lynn Tilden Caryn Stube-L.Tilden

Lynn Tilden Gina Radeck Caryn Stube Naomi Mokelke Candace Nelms Missy Smith Lauren Watassek Julie Thompson

3-6 0-9 5-4 5-4 7-2 2-7 5-4 8-1 2-5 1-8 5-4 1-8 4-5 0-9 4-5 4-5 34 Pts 2nd 2nd 19, 14, 33 13, 18, 31 9, 21, 30 13, 16, 29 11, 15, 26 9, 8, 17 8, 1, 9 1, 3, 4

1990-91 Record: 11-9 (3-2, MAC) L Northwestern W Chicago State W Wright State W Northern Illinois L Michigan State W Marquette L Illinois L Ohio State W Central Florida L South Florida L James Madison L Penn State W Kalamazoo W Eastern Kentucky W Toledo W Cincinnati W Ball State L Western Michigan L Miami W Bowling Green 3rd MAC Championship

Caryn Stube Naomi Mokelke Melissa Smith Candice Nelms Lynnette Tilden Lauren Watassek Erika Johnson Julie Thompson

0-9 9-0 9-0 6-3 2-7 6-3 3-6 1-8 9-0 1-8 2-7 2-7 8-1 8-1 7-2 6-3 9-0 1-8 0-9 6-3 32 Pts

12, 20, 32 17, 12, 29 13, 16, 29 13, 16, 29 12, 16, 28 17, 10, 27 2, 15, 17 4, 9, 13

Coach: Allison Tookes (1992-95)

W L L W W L L L W L W L W W W L L 3rd S#4 #6 D#1

1991-92 Record: 8-9 (3-2, MAC) Xavier 5-4 Chicago State 2-6 Michigan 1-8 Cincinnati 6-3 Texas-Arlington 8-1 Texas Christian 0-9 Baylor 1-5 Michigan State 2-7 Purdue 6-3 Northern Illinois 3-6 Bradley 7-2 Marquette 4-5 Bowling Green 5-4 Toledo 7-2 Ball State 7-2 Miami 2-7 Western Michigan 3-6 MAC Championship 30 Pts Lauren Watassek 1st Rebecca Tasich 2nd Caryn Stube-Naomi Mokelke 2nd

Naomi Mokelke Caryn Stube Nicole Gottschalk Lauren Watassek Julie Thompson Jenny Beigh Rebecca Tasich

16, 16, 32 10, 16, 26 12, 9, 21 15, 5, 20 6, 4, 10 4, 5, 9 5, 3, 8

1992-93 Results Unavailable 1993-94 Record: 10-7 (3-3, MAC) W Detroit 7-0 L Marquette 4-5 W Northern Illinois 8-1 L Ohio State 3-6 W Bradley 8-1 W Illnois State 9-0 W CSU-Northridge 5-4 W Idahoe State 9-0 L UNLV 0-9 L Michigan State 3-6 W Kalamazoo 8-1 L Miami 0-9 W Bowling Green 6-3 W Toledo 8-1 W Akron 8-1 L Western Michigan 2-7 L Ball State 3-6 5th MAC Championship 31 Pts D#2 Christina Ghidirmic/ 1st Stacy Prince Christina Ghidirmic 25, 26, 51 Stacy Prince 18, 24, 42 Lynnette Tilden 17, 15, 32 Jenny Beigh 13, 12, 25 Kim Straker 13, 11, 24 Melissa Espinosa 12, 12, 24 Paulena Khaw 4, 2, 6 Brenda Walli 1, 1, 2

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Season-by-Season Results 1994-95 Record: 8-8 (3-3, MAC) W Wayne State 9-0 L Ohio State 0-9 W Illinois State 5-4 W Northern Illinois 8-1 L Michigan State 3-6 L Marquette 4-5 L Georgia State 2-7 L Central Florida 2-7 W MIT 9-0 L Ball State 1-8 L Western Michigan 2-7 W Detroit 8-1 L Miami 0-9 W Bowling Green 6-3 W Akron 6-3 W Toledo 7-2 5th MAC Championship 29 Pts D#3 Jenny Beigh-Melissa Espinosa 2nd

Jenny Beigh Melissa Espinosa Stacy Prince Tina Danielak Kim Straker Nicole Jackson Christina Ghidirmic Paulena Khaw Brenda Walli

16, 22, 38 16, 20, 36 13, 15, 28 18, 9, 27 12, 13, 25 14, 8, 22 14, 4, 18 6, 7, 13 0, 3, 3

Coach: Dave Farmer (1996-2002) 112-69 .618

W W L W L W L W L L L L L L W W L L W L L 7th

1995-96 Record: 8-13 (2-4, MAC) Wayne State 9-0 Marshall 6-3 Akron 2-7 Eastern Kentucky 6-3 Michigan State 1-8 Ferris State 8-1 Lynn 0-9 Florida Atlantic 6-3 Florida International 0-9 Broward CC 2-7 Illinois State 0-9 Marquette 0-9 Xavier 3-6 Louisville 2-7 Toledo 5-2 Akron 4-3 Miami 0-7 Bowling Green 1-6 Detroit 7-0 Western Michigan 0-7 Ball State 1-6 MAC Championship 15 Pts

Stacy Prince Melissa Espinosa Tina Danielak Kim Straker Brenda Walli Paulena Khaw Yvonne Villemure

15, 16, 31 11, 18, 29 13, 9, 22 10, 11, 21 6, 8, 14 5, 8, 13 1, 0, 1

L L W W W L L L W W L W W W W L W L L W W L 5th L W L W W L W W W W L W L W W W L W W L W W W W W W W

1996-97 Record: 13-11 (3-3, MAC) Northern Illinois Marshall Akron Eastern Kentucky Michigan State Lynn Florida Atlantic Florida International Broward CC Xavier Louisville Pittsburgh Duquesne Butler Wisconsin-Milwaukee Illinois State Toledo Ball State Western Michigan Akron Bowling Green Miami MAC Championship Bowling Green Toledo 1997-98 Record: 19-6 (6-2, MAC-1st) at Northwestern at DePaul at Illinois-Chicago MICHIGAN STATE XAVIER at Murray State at Southern Illinois at Indiana State at Louisville at Drake vs Nebraska DETROIT BUTLER FERRIS STATE at Western Michgian NORTHERN ILLINOIS at Bowling Green vs Miami (at BGSU) AKRON BALL STATE vs Toledo (at Marshall) at Marshall at MAC Championships vs Bowling Green vs Miami vs Western Michigan

1998-99 Record: 15-7 (5-3, MAC) L NORTHWESTERN L at Michigan State W DEPAUL W at Cincinnati W vs Indaina St. (at Louisville) W vs S. Illinois (at Louisville) L at Louisville

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

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

1-8 1-6 5-2 4-3 5-2 4-3 2-7

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

at Long Beach State at Cal-Poly Pomona at Cal-State Fullerton at West Virginia vs Seton Hall (at Virginia) BALL STATE* BOWLING GREEN* at Akron* at Buffalo* at Toledo* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* WESTERN MICHIGAN* at Miami* at Marshall* at MAC Championships vs Bowling Green vs Miami vs Western Michigan

1999-00 Record: 9-10 (4-4, MAC) L at Kansas L at Nebraska W at Michigan State W vs DePaul (at MSU) L ILLINOIS-CHICAGO W vs Georgia St. (at S. Ala.) L at South Alabama L at Tulane L at West Florida L at Cincinnati W BUFFALO* W AKRON* W TOLEDO* L at Western Michgian* L at Norther Illinois* W MARSHALL* L MIAMI* L at Bowling Green* W at Ball State* at MAC Championships L vs Miami

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

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2000-01 Record: 16-7 (6-2, MAC) INDIANA STATE at Michigan State CINCINNATI at Nebraska vs Montana (at Nebraska) at Penn State vs. Cornell (at Penn State) at West Florida at South Alabama at Alabama-Brimingham at Toledo* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* at Marshall* at Miami* BOWLING GREEN* BALL STATE* at Buffalo* at Akron* at MAC Championships vs Ball State vs Western Michigan

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

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

7-0 6-1 5-2 2-5 7-0 3-4 6-1 5-2 2-5 1-6 7-0 6-1 2-5 1-6 6-1 6-1 7-0 7-0 1st 4-1 4-2

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at Marshall at NCAA Championships at Notre Dame

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

2001-02 Record: 19-4 (9-0, MAC-1st) NORTHERN IOWA MICHIGAN STATE at Indiana State at Illinois State vs S. Illinois (at Louisville) at Louisville at Long Beach State at Loyola Marymount at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at Cincinnati at West Virginia at Northern Illinois* at Western Michigan* MIAMI* MARSHALL* at Ball State* at Bowling Green* AKRON* BUFFALO* TOLEDO* at MAC Championships vs Toledo vs Northern Illinois vs Marshall

4-3 0-4

6-1 3-4 7-0 4-3 7-0 7-0 2-5 2-5 4-3 6-1 5-1 7-0 4-3 6-1 5-2 6-1 5-2 7-0 7-0 6-1 2nd 4-0 4-0 4-0

Coach: Tim Gray (2003-2005) 39-19 .672 2002-03 Record: 14-2 (8-1, MAC-2nd) W UIC 5-2 W at Michigan State 5-2 W CINCINNATI 6-1 W at Ball State* 5-2 W vs Bowling Green* 6-1 W at UAB 4-0 L at Nebraska 3-4 W vs Drake (at Nebraska) 7-0 W vs Illinois St.(at Nebraska) 6-1 W at Northern Illinois* 7-0 W at Toledo* 7-0 W WESTERN MICHIGAN* 4-3 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 5-2 W at Buffalo* 7-0 W at Akron* 6-1 W MIAMI* 7-0 L MARSHALL* 6-1 at MAC Championships 2nd W vs BALL STATE 4-0 W vs WESTERN MICHIGAN 4-2 L vs MARSHALL 2-4

1-17 1-18 2-6 2-8 2-13 2-14 2-28

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2003-04 Record: 16-6 (7-2, MAC-3rd) at #9 Northwestern L, 0-7 DePaul at Michigan State at #74 Louisville at Cincinnati Illinois at Chicago at Bethune-Cookman

L, 3-4 W, 4-3 L, 2-4 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 6-1

2-29 3-7 3-17 3-20 3-21 3-26 3-27 4-2 4-9 4-10 4-16 4-17 4-23 4-24 4-25

at #39 South Florida at Miami (Ohio)* at Butler Richmond at Marshall BOWLING GREEN* BALL STATE* TOLEDO* at Northern Illinois* at Western Michigan* AKRON* BUFFALO* at MAC Championships vs. Northern Illinois* vs. Western Michigan* vs. Marshall

W, 4-3 W, 4-3 W, 4-0 W, 5-2 L, 2-5 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 L, 2-5 W, 7-0 W, 7-0

1-23 2-4 2-13 2-19 2-20 3-1 3-4 3-5 3-17 3-25 3-26 4-1 4-2 4-8 4-9 4-15 4-22 4-23 4-29 4-30

2004-05 Record: 9-11 (6-3, MAC-4th) at #47 Minnesota at Michigan State at Cincinnati ARKANSAS, LITTLE ROCK at #74 Louisville at #61 Auburn at #27 Florida Int. at Florida Atlantic at Illinois at Chicago at Akron* at Buffalo* MARSHALL MIAMI (OHIO)* at Bowling Green at Ball State* at Toledo* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* WESTERN MICHIGAN* at MAC Championships vs. Bowling Green* vs. Western Michigan*

1-28 1-29 2-17 2-18 2-26 2-28 3-2 3-3 3-12 3-13 3-24 3-25 3-31 4-1 4-7 4-8 4-14 4-15 4-23 4-28 4-29

Coach: Craig Capelli (2005-06) 10-11 .476 2005-06 Record: 10-11 (4-4, MAC-5th) at Michigan State L, 1-6 at Detroit W, 7-0 at Evansville W, 7-0 at Indiana State L, 1-6 CINCINATTI W, 7-0 at Central Florida L, 2-5 at North Florida L, 2-5 at Jacksonville W, 4-3 at Xavier W, 4-3 at Marshall L, 1-6 MIAMI* L, 3-4 BALL STATE* W, 6-1 at Notre Dame L, 0-7 at Northern Illinois* W, 7-0 at Buffalo* L, 2-5 at Akron* W, 7-0 WESTERN MICHIGAN* L, 1-6 BOWLING GREEN* W, 5-2 at Toledo* L, 3-4 at MAC Championships 3rd vs Toledo W, 4-1 vs Western Michigan L, 0-4

W, 4-0 W, 4-3 L, 1-4

L, 3-4 L, 0-7 W, 6-1 L, 3-4 L, 3-4 W, 4-3 L, 2-5 W, 4-1 L, 3-4 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 0-7 W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 5-2 L, 1-6 W, 4-1 L, 2-4

Coach: Ryan Ray (2006-present) 91-134 (.404) 2006-2007 Record: 12-11 (4-4, MAC-T4th) 1-19 1-20 1-27 1-28 2-2 2-3 2-9 2-23 2-27 2-28 3-1 3-9 3-23 3-24 3-30 3-31 4-6 4-9 4-13 4-14 4-20 4-21 4-29

at Marshall vs Morehead State at Michigan State at Wisconsin at Cincinnati at Dayton DETROIT vs. Illinois State at Stetson at Bethune-Cookman at Central Florida at Indiana State TOLEDO* ILLINOIS-CHICAGO at Ball State * at Miami* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* YOUNGSTOWN STATE AKRON* BUFFALO* at Bowling Green* at Western Michigan* at MAC Championships vs. Toledo

-19 1 1-25 1-27 2-2 2-10 2-16 2-17 2-25 2-26 2-28 3-2 3-9 3-12 3-21 3-22 3-28 4-4 4-5 4-11 4-18 4-19 4-25

2007-08 Record: 9-13 (5-3, MAC-T3rd) at No. 72 Indiana State W, 4-3 at Wisconsin L, 5-2 at Detroit W, 4-3 XAVIER L, 4-3 at West Virginia L, 4-3 at Montana W, 6-1 at No. 54 Minnesota L, 6-1 at UC-Santa Barbara L, 6-1 at Cal State Fullerton W, 6-1 at No. 72 Loyola Marymount L, 4-3 at No. 45 Ohio State L, 7-0 at Illinois-Chicago L, 5-2 at Michigan State L, 5-2 BOWLING GREEN* W, 4-3 WESTERN MICHIGAN* L, 5-2 at Toledo* L, 5-2 BALL STATE* W, 7-0 MIAMI (OH)* L, 5-2 at Northern Illinois* W, 7-0 at Akron* W, 6-1 at Buffalo * W, 4-3 at MAC Championships vs. Bowling Green^ L, 2-4

-23 1 1-25 1-30 1-31 2-6 2-7 2-13

2008-09 Record: 5-16 (2-6, MAC-7th) at Michigan State at Wisconsin WRIGHT STATE DETROIT Wichita State Oklahoma State at Nebraska

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L, 0-7 W, 7-0 L, 2-5 L, 1-6 W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 W, 5-2 L, 2-5 L, 2-5 L, 1-6 L, 2-5 W, 5-2 W, 4-3 L, 3-4 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 2-5 W, 4-3 L, 1-6 L, 2-4

L, 0-7 L, 0-7 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 L, 0-7


Season-by-season Results 2-14 2-23 2-25 2-26 2-28 3-20 3-21 3-27 3-28 4-4 4-10 4-11 4-13 4-18 4-24

vs Colorado State No. 69 South Florida at Florida Gulf Coast at Central Florida MARSHALL BUFFALO* AKRON* at Western Michigan* at Bowling Green* TOLEDO* at Miami* at Ball State WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN ILLINOIS* at MAC Championships Buffalo

L, 0-7 L, 1-6 W, 5-2 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 3-4 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 L, 2-5 L, 0-7 W, 4-3 CANCELED W, 5-2 L, 0-4

2009-10 Record: 8-14 (2-6, MAC-6th) 1-17 DETROIT W, 6-1 1-22 at Purdue L, 0-7 1-24 at Iowa L, 1-6 1-30 at Marshall L, 1-6 2-5 SYRACUSE W, 3-4 ++ 2-13 CINCINNATI W, 5-2 2-20 at Northern Iowa Canceled 2-20 at Nebraska L, 0-7 3-2 at San Diego St L, 1-6 3-4 at Long Beach State L, 1-6 3-5 at Loyola Marymount W, 4-3 3-20 DUQUESNE W, 5-2 3-21 at Michigan State L, 3-4 3-24 OAKLAND W, 7-0 3-27 atNorthern Illinois* L, 2-5 4-2 at Buffalo* L, 2-5 4-3 at Akron* L, 0-7 4-9 WESTERN MICHIGAN* L, 3-4 4-10 BOWLING GREEN* W, 4-3 4-17 Toledo* L, 3-4 4-23 MIAMI* L, 1-6 4-24 BALL STATE* W, 6-1 at MAC Championships 4-30 Western Michigan L, 2-4 (++ denotes that the outcome was overruled by the USTA but the scoring was not effected) 2010-11 Record: 10-13 (3-5, MAC-6th) 9-10/12 at William and Mary Invit. 9-24/26 at Spartan Invitational 10-1/3 at Air Force Invitational 10-21/23 at ITA Midwest Regional 1-14 at Marshall 1-15 Morehead State (at Marshall) 1-21 at Illinois-Chicago 1-22 at DePaul 1-29 DETROIT OAKLAND 2-4 WRIGHT STATE 2-6 at Michigan State 2-11 at Creighton 2-12 at Nebraska 2-13 vs. Northern Iowa (at Neb.) 2-28 at Florida International 3-2 at Florida Atlantic 3-20 at Ohio State

NTS NTS NTS NTS L, 1-6 W, 7-0 L, 1-6 L, 2-5 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 0-7 W, 7-0 L, 0-7 W, 4-3 L, 0-7 W, 5-2 L, 1-6

3-25 at Ball State* W, 6-1 3-26 at Miami* L, 1-6 4-1 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* W, 7-0 4-8 AKRON* L, 0-7 4-9 BUFFALO* W, 4-3 4-15 at Bowling Green* L, 3-4 4-16 at Western Michigan* L, 2-5 4-22 TOLEDO* L, 2-5 4-29 vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN^ L, 2-4 *Mid-American Conference dual ^Mid-American Conference Tournament-at EMU 2011-2012 Record 9-15 (5-3, MAC T-3rd) 1-14 MARSHALL L, 2-5 1-14 OAKLAND W, 7-0 1-20 vs. Wis Green-Bay L, 1-6 1-21 at Wisconsin L, 2-5 1-27 at Detroit W, 7-0 1-29 at Michigan State L, 2-5 2-3 vs. #75 Wyoming L, 1-6 2-4 at #29 Nebraska L, 0-7 2-10 IPFW W, 6-1 2-29 at #52 Hawaii L, 0-7 3-1 vs. Iowa State L, 1-6 3-3 at Loyola Marmount L, 2-5 3-16 at West Virginia L, 2-5 3-17 at #54 Penn State L, 0-7 3-23 at Toledo* W, 4-3 3-25 at Louisville L, 0-7 3-30 BALL STATE* W, 5-3 3-31 MIAMI (OH)* L, 1-6 4-6 at Northern Illinois* W, 5-2 4-13 at Akron* L, 1-6 4-14 at Buffalo* W, 4-3 4-20 BOWLING GREEN* W, 4-3 4-21 WESTERN MICHIGAN* L, 3-4 at MAC Championships 4-27 vs. Bowling Green^ L, 0-4 *Mid-American Conference Dual ^Mid-American Conference Tournament Match

1-12 1-18 1-19 1-22 1-26 2-1 2-3 2-8 2-23 2-23 3-5 3-7 3-8 3-22 3-23 3-30 4-5 4-6 4-13 4-19 4-20

2012-2013 Record: 9-13 (4-4, MAC T-5th) at Nebraska L, 0-7 at Marshall L, 3-4 at Eastern Kentucky L, 1-6 at Michigan State L, 3-4 at IPFW W, 5-2 vs. Detroit W, 5-2 at DePaul L, 1-6 vs. Louisville L, 1-6 vs. Dayton W, 7-0 vs. Oakland W, 7-0 at Cal State Northridge L, 2-5 at Long Beach State L, 0-7 at UC Santa Barbara L, 2-5 at Western Michigan L, 3-4 at Bowling Green W, 4-3 vs. Toledo L, 3-4 at Miami L, 2-5 at Ball State W, 5-2 vs. Northern Illinois W, 6-1 vs. Buffalo L, 3-4 vs. Akron W, 4-3

2013-14 Record: 15-9 (6-2, MAC t-2nd) 1-17 at Detroit W, 5-2 1-19 at Minnesota L, 1-6 1-20 vs. Northern Iowa W, 7-0 1-24 BUTLER W, 7-0 1-25 IPFW W, 5-2 2-2 at Michigan State L, 1-6 2-8 vs. UMKC W, 7-0 2-9 at Kansas L, 3-4 2-14 at Nebraska L, 2-5 2-15 vs. Illinois State L, 1-6 2-25 at Stetson L, 1-6 2-26 at Central Florida Canceled 3-7 YOUNGSTOWN STATE W, 5-2 3-21 at Buffalo* W, 4-3 3-22 at Akron* W, 6-1 3-28 WESTERN MICHIGAN* W, 4-3 3-29 BOWLING GREEN* W, 7-0 4-5 at Toledo* W, 4-3 4-11 MIAMI* L, 3-4 4-12 BALL STATE* L, 3-4 4-19 at Northern Illinois* W, 6-1 4-25 vs Bowling Green^ W, 4-0 4-26 vs. Ball State^ W, 4-0 4-27 vs. Miami % L, 2-4 *Mid-American Conference Dual ^Mid-American Conference Tournament Match %MAC Tournament Championship Match 2014-15 Record: 9-14 (4-4 MAC t-3rd) 1-18 at Michigan State L, 2-5 1-23 DUQUESNE Canceled 1-24 DETROIT L, 3-4 1-30 at IPFW W, 5-2 2-1 at Wisconsin L, 2-5 2-7 vs. Drake (Lincoln, Neb.) L, 3-4 2-8 at Nebraska L, 1-6 2-14 at Pittsburgh L, 2-5 2-15 at West Virginia L, 0-7 2-24 at CSU-Northridge L, 1-6 2-26 at Cal State Fullerton L, 2-5 2-27 at #49 UC Irvine W, 5-2 3-7 ILLINOIS-CHICAGO W, 4-3 OAKLAND W, 6-1 3-20 at Akron* W, 4-3 3-22 at Buffalo* L, 2-5 3-29 WESTERN MICHIGAN* L, 1-6 4-3 MIAMI* L, 3-4 4-5 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* W, 5-2 4-10 at Toledo* W, 4-3 4-12 at Ball State* L, 2-5 4-19 BOWLING GREEN* W, 6-1 4-24 vs. Toledo^ (Oxford, Ohio) W, 4-3 4-25 at Miami^ L, 1-4 *Mid-American Conference Dual ^Mid-American Conference Tournament Match %MAC Tournament Championship Match

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Season-by-Season Results 2015-16 Record: 5-16 (2-6 MAC; 7th) 1-16 at Michigan State L, 2-5 1-17 at Purdue L, 2-5 1-22 OAKLAND W, 5-2 1-29 at Nebraska L, 2-5 1-30 vs. Air Force W, 5-2 2-5 at Iowa L, 1-6 2-6 vs. Marquette L, 1-6 2-12 XAVIER L, 0-7 2-13 WAKE FOREST L, 0-7 2-23 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 0-7 2-25 at Florida Atlantic L, 3-4 2-26 at #62 Florida International L, 0-7 3-12 OAKLAND W, 6-1 3-25 AKRON* L, 2-5 3-27 BUFFALO* L, 2-5 4-3 BALL STATE* L, 2-5 4-8 at Western Michigan* L, 0-7 4-10 at Bowling Green* W, 4-3 4-15 TOLEDO* L, 3-4 4-17 at Miami* L, 1-6 4-24 at Northern Illinois* W, 4-3 *Mid-American Conference Dual ^Mid-American Conference Tournament Match %MAC Tournament Championship Match

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All-Time Series Records -AAAAir Force.................................................................... 0-1 Akron.......................................................................23-6 Alabaman Birmingham (UAB)........................... 1-1 Albion........................................................................ 2-0 Arkansas-Little Rock............................................. 0-1 Auburn...................................................................... 1-0 -BBBBall State.................................................................28-8 Baylor......................................................................... 0-1 Bethune-Cookman............................................... 1-1 Boston....................................................................... 1-1 Bowling Green................................................... 31-12 Bradley...................................................................... 5-0 Broward CC.............................................................. 5-1 Buffalo.....................................................................10-6 Butler......................................................................... 4-0 -CCCCal Poly Pomona.................................................... 1-0 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo..................................... 1-0 Cal State Fullerton................................................. 2-0 Cal State Northridge............................................. 1-1 Calvin......................................................................... 1-0 Center College........................................................ 1-0 Central Florida........................................................ 6-4 Central Michigan................................................... 5-3 Chicago State.......................................................... 1-1 Cincinnati...............................................................12-1 Colorado State........................................................ 0-0 Cornell....................................................................... 1-0 Creighton................................................................. 1-0 -DDDDayton....................................................................... 2-0 DePaul....................................................................... 3-4 Depauw..................................................................... 1-0 Detroit.....................................................................12-0 Drake.......................................................................... 2-0 Dupage..................................................................... 2-0 Duquesne................................................................. 1-0 -EEEEastern Kentucky................................................... 7-3 Edison CC.................................................................. 2-0 Evansville.................................................................. 2-0 -FFFFerris State............................................................... 3-0 Florida Atlantic....................................................... 3-4 Florida Gulf Coast.................................................. 0-1 Florida International............................................. 4-6 Florida Southern.................................................... 4-0 -GGGGeorgia State.......................................................... 1-1 Grand Valley............................................................ 1-0 -HHHHenry Ford CC......................................................... 6-3 Hillsdale.................................................................... 1-0

-IIIIdaho State............................................................... 1-0 Illinois......................................................................... 0-2 Illinois State............................................................. 7-2 Illinois-Chicago...................................................... 7-5 Indiana State........................................................... 7-2 Iowa............................................................................ 0-2 IPFW ..........................................................................2-0 -JJJJacksonville.............................................................. 1-0 James Madison....................................................... 0-2 -KKKKalamazoo............................................................... 5-0 Kansas........................................................................ 0-2 Kent State................................................................. 1-1 Kentucky................................................................... 0-1 -LLLLong Beach State................................................... 1-3 Louisville................................................................... 1-7 Loyola Marymount............................................... 2-1 Lynn............................................................................ 0-2 -MMMMarquette................................................................ 4-6 Marshall..................................................................5-15 Miami (Ohio).........................................................6-33 Michigan.................................................................3-15 Michigan State.....................................................5-32 Middle Tennessee State...................................... 2-0 Minnesota................................................................ 0-5 Missouri-Kansas City............................................ 1-0 MIT.............................................................................. 1-0 Montana................................................................... 2-0 Moorhead State..................................................... 5-2 Morehead State...................................................... 1-0 Murray State............................................................ 1-0 -NNNN.E. Missouri............................................................ 9-0 Nebraska................................................................... 0-9 North Florida........................................................... 0-1 Northern Illinois...................................................28-6 Northern Iowa........................................................ 3-0 Northwestern.......................................................... 0-6 Notre Dame............................................................. 3-7

-RRRRichmond................................................................. 1-0 Rollins College........................................................ 2-1 -SSSSeton Hall................................................................. 1-0 South Alabama....................................................... 0-2 South Florida........................................................... 1-7 Southern Illinois..................................................... 2-1 St. Leo........................................................................ 3-0 St. Mary’s................................................................... 1-1 Stetson...................................................................... 6-2 Syracuse.................................................................... 2-0 San Diego................................................................. 1-0 -TTTTexas Arlington...................................................... 1-0 Texas Christian........................................................ 0-1 Toledo......................................................................27-9 Tulane........................................................................ 0-1 UC Santa Barbara................................................... 0-2 UNLV........................................................................... 0-1 -WWWWake Forest............................................................. 0-1 Wayne State............................................................. 3-0 Weber State............................................................. 1-0 West Florida............................................................. 1-1 West Virginia............................................................ 2-1 Western Illinois....................................................... 2-0 Western Michigan...............................................9-37 Wichita State........................................................... 0-0 Windsor..................................................................... 1-0 Wisconsin................................................................. 0-3 Wisconsin-Lacrosse............................................... 2-0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee.......................................... 2-0 Wright State............................................................. 2-0 -XXXXavier......................................................................... 2-2 -YYYYounstown State.................................................... 2-0 Current as of May 2012. Results from the 1977-78 and 1992-93 season are missing and these series records reflect this. Any help in procuring these results would be greatly appreciated.

-OOOOakland..................................................................... 8-0 Ohio..........................................................................10-2 Ohio Northern........................................................ 1-0 Ohio State..............................................................3-11 Oklahoma State..................................................... 0-0 -PPPPalm Beach JC......................................................... 1-1 Penn State................................................................ 0-2 Pittsburgh................................................................ 1-0 Purdue....................................................................... 6-9

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All-Time Letterwinners Adzic, Marijana Ahuja, Karina

-AAA-BBB-

2001,02,03,04 2009,10,11

Bachinsky, Carol 1977,78,79 Barcelo Almoyna, Alejandra 2015,16 Barrick, Jill 1979,1980 Becker, Judy 1977,1978 Beigh, Jennifer 1994,1995 Berry Momon, Pamela Postdated Bestehorn, Catharina 2005,06,07,08 Bhatia, Ankita 2012,13 Biro, Zsofia 2013, 14 Breuss, Julia 2010 Brown, Rhonda 1987,88,89 Burgess, Cynthia Postdated -CCCClark, Kendra 2001,02,03,04 Colonna, Mary Jo 1982 Crowell, Sue 1978,79,80 Czarnecki, Emma 2007 -DDDD'Amelio, Lisa 2000,01,02 Dancer, Debra 1983 Danielak, Kristina 1995,96,97,98 Davitaia, Diana 2012, 13, 14 de’Lisle-Tarr, Georgia 2010,11,12 Domina, Victoria 2002,03,04,05 Donnet, Celine 2010,11 Duhme, Simone 1998,99,00,01 -EEEEspinosa, Melissa 1993,94,95,96 Evans, Karen 1980 -FFFFedotova, Olga 1998 Fernandez, Laura 2004,05,06,07 Fischley, Barbara 1977,78 Frankowski, Vanessa 2005,06,07,08 Friedrichs, Daphne 2012,13, 14, 15 -GGGGamarnik, Shari 2000,01,02 Ghidirmic, Christina 1993,94 Gogvadze, Ani 2015,16 Gottschalk, Nicole 1992 Grech-Cumbo, Beatrice 1979,80,81,82 -HHHHammerschmidt, Sharon 1979 Hastings, Laura 1977,78,79 Hawkins, Rebecca 2000,01,02 Helsinger, Christy 1997,98,99,2000 Horton, Kathleen 1983 -JJJJackson, Nicole 1995 Joseph, Sharon 1984,85 Jouhert, Lizaon 1999 -KKK24

Kaercher, Denise 1985,86,87,88 Kalervo, Aino 1999,00 Kansuthi, Pimpisamai (Jean) 1997,98 Kansuthi, Prapaiphan 2003,04 Kerris, Pam Postdated Khaw, Paulena 1996 Kraus Spekman, Sandra Postdated Krishnan, Aditi 2006,07,08 -LLLLadd, Marti 1977,78 Lauchner, Laura 1980 Lauckner, Kristi 1980 Lightvoet, Stacey 1981,82,83 Lincaru, Amalia 2001,02,03,04 Loose, Jesica 2004 -MMMMaison, Jane 1978 Martinovska, Andrea 2015,16 Mayerova, Marie 2016 Mebuke, Nino 2011,12,13, 14 Micati, Flavia 2005,06,07,08 Miller, Mary 1985 Mokelke, Naomi 1989,90,91,92 Moore, Cathy 1982 Morin, Marie 1987,88 Munson, Patrice Postdated Murdock, Elaine Postdated Muskwe, Rumbidzai 2009,10 -NNNNeely, Susan 1981,82,83 Nelms, Candice 1990 Niemczyk, Agnieszka 1997,98 -OOOOstrowski, Nancy 1983 -PPPParfenyuk, Yana 2005,06,07 Piontek, Susan Postdated Prince, Stacy 1993,94,95,96 -RRRRadeck, Gina 1987,88,89,90 Redmond, Beth 1977 Ribero, Maria Paula 2014, 15 Rivero, Marcela 2009,10,11,12 Robinson, Donna 1978,79,80 Ryan, Julie 2000,01,02 -SSSSchults, Madeline Postdated Sharma, Renu 2015,16 Smith, Mary 1984,85,86 Smith, Missy 1990 Spaide, Wendy Postdated Stankovic, Aleksandra 2008 Straker, Kim 1993,94,95,96 Stube, Caryn 1989,90,91,92 Supejova, Klara 2013, 14, 15, 16 Sweet, Angela 1977

Syrova, Elizabeth

2005,06

-TTTTasich, Rebecca 1992,93 Thompson, Julie 1992,93 Tilden, Lynnette 1991,93,94 Todorova, Manuela 1997,98,99,2000 Tokarczuk, Angnieszka 1997,98,99,2000 Toncheva, Mariya 2011,12,13, 14 -VVVVarker, Tracy 1981,82,83 Varnada, Marta 1986,87,88,89 Veleva, Anna 2015, 16 -WWWWalli, Brenda 1996 Watassek, Lauren 1989,90,91,92 Welch, Charlette Postdated Westerink, Miriam 2009,10,11,12 Whaler, Wendy 1988 Whitehead, Sunita 1985,96,97,88 Wikstrom, Sandra 2008 Woo, Joanna 2007,08 Xu, Chang Zeilinger, Amy Zilinski, Janet

-XXX-ZZZ-

2009,10,11 1984,85,86 Postdated

All Letterwinner years are listed with spring season Bold denotes player on the 2016-17roster

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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.

Our Students

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. Of undergraduate students, 72 percent are fulltime 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 sports and numerous cultural activities from which to choose, EMU students have diverse opportunities to become involved in campus life. Students’ on-campus housing choices range from traditional dormitorystyle rooms to apartments and include living/ learning center options.

Faculty/Staff

Eastern Michigan University employs nearly 700 full-time faculty and 1,000 staff members. Ninetyfour percent of EMU professors have doctoral degrees or terminal degrees in their field. The student to faculty ratio is 19:1. Faculty work closely with students, and many involve students in their research. Recently, the University celebrated its 30th annual Undergraduate Symposium; a benchmark program for undergraduate research.

Community Outreach

EMU’s Economic Impact

Since its founding in 1849, Eastern Michigan has provided quality services to the residents of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, the State of Michigan and other states and nations. EMU’s total impact on the Michigan economy of an estimated $3.7 billion annually reflects a return of more than $42 for each dollar received from the state. The University’s total impact on the Michigan economy results in a contribution of $166 million in state tax revenue. Thus, EMU’s impact on state government tax revenue is $1.87 in taxes for each dollar received from the state.

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

The Alumni Association

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

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Education First Mission Statement

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

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

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

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

Our History

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

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

Fast Facts

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: Kim Schatzel 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 2014-15 Tuition and Fees* In-sate and Ohio, 30 credit hours: Out-of-State, 30 credit hours: Room and Board, 18 meals weekly: *subject to change

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TIMELINE

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

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

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

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Eastern Michigan University Facilities

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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Education First

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EMU 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. “Other institutions of higher education established by law having authority to grant baccalaureate degrees shall each be governed by a board of control which shall be a body corporate. The board shall have general supervision of the institution and the control and direction of all expenditures from the institution’s funds. It shall, as often as necessary, elect a president of the institution under its supervision. He shall be the principal executive officer of the institution and be ex-officio a member of the board without the right to vote. The board may elect one of its members or may designate the president to preside at board meetings. Each board of control shall consist of eight members who shall hold office for terms of eight years, not more than two of which shall expire in the same year, and who shall be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner.” -- Michigan Constitution of 1963 (ratified 1964), Article 8

Mike Morris, 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 the former 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 executive vice president of marketing, transportation and gas supply for ANR Pipeline Co., both subsidiaries of El Paso Energy. Morris was the founder and president of ANR Gathering Co., one of the first gas marketing companies in the United States. Morris is past chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited. He also serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Board, the National Governors Association’s Mike Morris Task Force on Electricity Infrastructure, Business Roundtable (chairing the Business Roundtable’s Chair 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 second 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, vice chair of the Educational Policies Committee, chair of the Personnel and Compensation Committee, and vice chair of the Board. He currently serves as a member of the Education Achievement Authority and the EMU Audit Committee.

Michelle Crumm

Michelle Crumm was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in December 2014 to replace Francine Parker, whose term expired. She is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2022. She serves as chair of Educational Policies committee, and serves as Founder/CEO of Present Value executive coaching company. As a high energy, serial entrepreneur, Michelle is accomplished in helping leadership teams develop and implement strategy. As co-founder and chief business officer of Adaptive Materials, Inc., Michelle’s leadership was instrumental in helping the fuel cell company transition from start-up to second stage, fast-growing advanced manufacturing company. Grown and built in to a successful fuel cell manufacturing company, Adaptive Materials, Inc. was acquired by defense industry giant Ultra Electronics in 2011. Since that time, Michelle has actively participated in many other start-ups as a founder and/or investor and currently has ownership is many local companies. Michelle Crumm Widely recognized for her leadership, Michelle was named “Executive of the Year” from Ann Arbor. com, “Most Influential Women” by Crain’s Detroit Business, and one of Enterprising Women’s “Women of the Year.” She was also awarded the prestigious title “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young. During her 12 years leading Adaptive Materials, Adaptive Materials was recognized for its dynamic growth with Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack, Inc. 5,000, and Inc. 100 Energy Company awards. As a dynamic community participant, Michelle serves on the Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan. She is the Vice Chair for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Chair of the Capital Campaign for Arbor Hospice, and Chair of the Capital Campaign and former Chair of the Board for Emerson Schools. She is an enthusiastic participant of Women’s President Organization and Women in Public Policy. Prior to founding Adaptive Materials, Michelle spent nearly five years at Kellogg Company. During her tenure at Kellogg, she was able to accelerate her career with experiences in internal audit, investor relations, and procurement. In addition to Kellogg Company, Michelle has served as an accountant at an automotive supplier and obtained her Certified Public Accountant license while working as an auditor with Plante and Moran. Michelle earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Purdue University and a master of business administration degree from University of Michigan.

Michael Hawks

Michael Hawks was appointed by Governor Snyder in February 2011 to replace Phil Incarnati, whose term had expired. He is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018. He serves as chair of the Athletic Affairs committee and a member of the Joint Oversight committee, and chairmen of the Eagle Administrative Services Board. He previously served as Vice Chair of Finance and Audit. 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 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 MajorMichael Hawks ity 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.

Eunice Jeffries

Mary Treder Lang, Vice Chair

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-for-profits 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 various senior management positions providing Mary Treder Lang coverage throughout North America. 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 Vice Chair 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 and later joined Baker Tilly in Michigan as Director of Business Development. She currently owns her own CPA firm, Mary Treder Lang, CPA. 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 Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Personnel and Compensation Committee, Vice Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Investment Committee and Student Affairs Committee. In addition, she serves on the Education Achievement Authority Board. She is former vice chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and former chair of the Finance and Investment Committee.

Dennis Beagen

Dennis Beagen was appointed by Governor Snyder in December 2014 to replace Floyd Clack, whose term had expired. He is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2022. He currently serves as vice chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and vice chair of the Student Affairs Committee. Beagen was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Upon graduation from high school in 1963, he enrolled at Eastern Michigan University. He received his undergraduate degree from EMU in three years majoring in speech-communication with a minor in business management. After receiving his BS degree from Eastern Michigan University, he was admitted to graduate school at the University of Michigan while serving as a graduate teaching assistant at EMU. While serving as graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Speech & Dramatic Arts, Beagen volunteered to coach EMU students competing in intercollegiate forensics and debate. After completion of his MA Dennis Beagen degree from the University of Michigan in the summer of 1967, he was hired at EMU as a full-time instructor of speech, and assistant coach for the EMU Forensic/Debate team. He then enrolled at Wayne State University, and completed all course work for his doctoral program. In 1970, Beagen was appointed director of the EMU Forensic program. A position he held until 1981. During his tenure as director of forensics, EMU students achieved eight national team championships, four top speaker in the nation titles, and 27 individual national championships. In the summer of 1981, he was appointed administrative head of the Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts. He served in that role for more than three decades. During his tenure as department head for CMTA, Beagen also was appointed to interim administrative positions as associate provost for Academic Affairs, and dean of Continuing Education. Beagen was also appointed to numerous special assignments and task forces, including numerous EMU negotiating teams (faculty, professional technical, and clerical); chair of the 2005 President Search Committee; special assistant to the Provost for the Campaign for Scholars, and the recent Comprehensive Campaign; and chair of the Planning Committee for EMU’s prestigious Undergraduate Research Symposium. He is the recipient of the EMU Alumni Association’s Teaching Excellence Award, and the Dr. John Porter Distinguished Service Award. In 2003 he received the Institutional Values Award for Team Excellence (Undergraduate Symposium). He was also the recipient of the 2011 Presidential Award for Faculty and Staff Leadership in Advancement. After more than 45 years of service, Dennis Beagen was granted emeritus faculty/administrative status from the Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts and Eastern Michigan University.

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Eunice Jeffries Policy Committee.

Eunice Jeffries was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Snyder in December of 2016 to fill the seat of Beth Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., whose term had expired. She is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2024. Jeffries received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and received her Master of Business Administration from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Eunice Jeffries is presently a Regional Community Affairs Manager at Beaumont Health representing the organization focused on enhancing public health awareness through a variety of community outreach activities and initiatives. Having over twenty years of experience in public service, Eunice has spent much of her career as an active community member. She is affiliated with the Enough Said AA490 Executive Steering Committee, Marygrove College Institute of Music and Dance, and the Detroit Institute of Arts Community Relations Committee where she works with community leaders and museum staff on community based initiatives and supports enrichment and school based programs. Eunice Jeffries serves as Vice Chair of the Student Affairs Committee as well as Vice Chair of the Educational

Alexander Simpson

Alexander Simpson was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Snyder in December of 2016 to fill the seat of Jim Stapleton, whose term had expired. He is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2024. A proud alumni, Simpson received his Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 2007. At EMU, he was a member of the Delta Nu chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., presented at the Undergraduate Symposium, was a member of the Community Creed Task Force, served as a New Student Orientation Assistant, was a writer for the Eastern Echo, helped start the Student Conflict Resolution Center, won Homecoming King and, most importantly – met his wife, Danielle. After graduation from EMU, he matriculated on and received his Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, School of Social Work in 2008, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law in 2011. While in law school, he coAlexander founded the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality. He will be receiving his Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management in 2017. Alexander Simpson Simpson is the 2017-2018 President-Elect of the Wolverine Bar Association. The Wolverine Bar Association was created in the 1930s to coordinate the abilities of African American Lawyers in state of Michigan. In his spare time Simpson coaches youth football, at Play 4 Fun Sports League, an organization that strives to provide quality sports programs, leagues, and clinics to kids. Alexander Simpson serves as the Vice Chair of Athletic Affairs Committee, Vice Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee, and Vice Chair of the Audit Committee.

James Webb

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, 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 James Webb 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, the Eagle Administrative Services Board, Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee, Vice Chair of Finance and Investment and Vice Chair of Athletic Affairs.

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President James Smith

James M. Smith, Ph.D. President

Dr. James M. Smith is the 23rd president of Eastern Michigan University. He began his duties July 1, 2016. Before coming to EMU, Smith served as president of Northern State University (NSU) in Aberdeen, South Dakota since June 2009. For the past seven years (20082015), NSU has been named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate public institutions in the Midwest. He has been an active fundraiser and was instrumental in helping NSU obtain the largest donation in its history, a $15 million gift. Another NSU success was collaborating with the University of Jinan, in Jinan, China, to develop the first and only Confucius Institute in the Dakotas. The Confucius Institute has a

specific three-part focus dedicated to the teaching of Chinese language, culture, and business practices. In addition to the traditional start-up funding provided, he was able to gain local and regional support of nearly $500,000 to launch the initiative. Smith, 60, who grew up near Columbus, Ohio, in Washington Court House, knew early on he wanted to be a teacher. He always had admired teachers and enjoyed school. He became an elementary and middle school teacher after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1979. He would go on to earn a Master of Education, Educational Administration, from Xavier

University in Cincinnati and a Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership, from Miami University. Over the next 28 years, he served as an elementary school principal, a teaching fellow and assistant professor at Miami, director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals at Butler University in Indianapolis, and director of the Educational Leadership Program and coordinator of doctoral studies at West Texas A&M University. Smith was also vice president for Economic Development at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, before heading to NSU. Smith’s wife, Dr. Connie RuhlSmith, has an impressive resume of her own. She has been a teacher, author and administrator, and has done extensive work in student retention and student academic support, introduction of international partnerships, and much more.

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Vice President/Director of Athletics over the past three years fundraising has grown 51 percent which represents the Eagles Pride annual fund, major gifts, and football and men’s basketball premium seating.

She has overseen three key facility improvement projects at EMU during her tenure including: the installation of a new gray football field in 2014 that was recognized as the secondbest field in the country by an online fan vote by USA Today; the addition of soccer bleachers in the fall of 2014; and the opening a new boathouse on Ford Lake for the rowing team in the spring of 2015. She has also renegotiated a seven-year apparel contract with adidas, while coming to terms with IMG to manage EMU’s multimedia and corporate sponsorships. Lyke was also critical in the creation of the Eagles Pride annual fundraising arm for the department that is dedicated to providing financial support to more than 500 student-athletes in 21 sports. In 2014-15, an internal staff campaign to reach 100 percent giving participation as the department went ‘All In’. In 2014-15, EMU Athletics also held the inaugural Ypsi Awards at the Convocation Center that honored the top athletic, citizenship, and academic achievements by EMU studentathletes. Her first year was quite successful, as Heather Lyke the Eagles won three conference team EMU Vice President/Director of Athletic championships and 24 individual MAC titles in track and swimming. EMU also produced 64 Heather Lyke is in her fourth year at Eastern All-MAC student-athletes to go along with 41 Academic Michigan University having been named EMU’s All-MAC honorees. Vice President/Director of Athletics on July 1, For its success on the field, in the classroom and in the 2013. Lyke has more than 20 years of experience in community, Lyke was awarded with the MAC’s highest intercollegiate athletics administration - 15 of which honor, the Cartwright Award for the first time in school history. were at The Ohio State University. The 13th athletic director in Eastern Michigan history, Lyke did not stop there as her second year has been a Lyke is the first woman to hold the full-time AD position success as well. Most recently, EMU was awarded with the MAC’s Jacoby Trophy, which represents the top at EMU. “I am honored and excited to be named the Director women’s athletic program in the conference. The Eagles of Athletics at Eastern Michigan University,” said Lyke at earned the honor for the first time in the 33-year history her hiring press conference. “Eastern Michigan has a rich of this prestigious award. EMU’s previous best finish history of athletic success and academic achievement. was third in the 1990-91, 2001-02, 2010-11 and 2013-14 I look forward to being part of the continued success seasons. The Green and White piled up four team MAC as we help shape the next generation of leaders and championships, while 74 student-athletes earned AllMAC honors and 145 were named Academic All-MAC achieve even greater accomplishments.” Under Lyke’s leadership, the EMU athletics depart- award winners. EMU saw 12 of its student-athletes earn

ment has thrived, compiling a total of 13 MAC Team Championships and 70 individual MAC titles. Concurrent to athletic excellence, the Green and White have seen remarkable academic achievement by its student-athletes during Lyke’s tenure. The overall student-athlete graduation success rate (GSR) has climbed to 81 percent, the highest all-time in department history. Additionally, the average cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 3.252, while 69 percent of student-athletes maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. In terms of department culture, Lyke and her staff developed a “blue print” which illustrates who the department is and the six core values that guide daily decisions. Those six pillars are: integrity always, powered by passion, student-athlete 365, impact people, inspired to innovate, and expect to win. In regards to revenue generation and fundraising, the department has posted a 42 percent increase in revenue in terms of multi-media rights, licensing, Adidas, Pepsi, and game day revenues. Furthermore,

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MAC Distinguished Student-Athlete awards and three Capitol One Academic All-America award winners. With 11 consecutive semesters of a grade point average of better than 3.0, the Department of Athletics continued its run of outstanding performance in the classroom. The Winter 2015 semester saw EMU student-athletes combine for a 3.259 grade point average, the best in school history. More than 70 percent of EMU’s studentathletes completed their coursework with a cumulative GPA of better than 3.0. All of the Eagles’ 21 sports have multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) of 940 or above with the volleyball team posting a perfect 1000 single-year rate in the latest report for the 2013-14 year. As well, eight teams equaled or exceeded their best multi-year score since the APR began in 2004-05. All 21 of EMU’s teams were comfortably above the NCAA’s minimum score of 900 to receive scholarship limitations or postseason bans. Meanwhile, the women’s swimming & diving and volleyball programs at Eastern Michigan posted the highest APR scores in the Mid-American Conference. When Lyke arrived on campus, the overall studentathlete federal graduation rate was 64%. It is now 77% for student-athletes which is yet another academic record for the department. During her tenure at EMU she has also been a part of numerous committees including serving as the chair of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee and the 2015 Washtenaw County Heart Walk. She was also elected to the board of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). At OSU, she was a member of the athletic department’s executive team and was responsible for the assessment, design and development of the department’s strategic plan. She directly oversaw 10 of OSU’s 36 athletic programs and managed/supervised 31 full-time coaches and staff. She also had oversight over all facets of the athletic councils involving budget oversight, revenue generation and facilities as well as the golf course operations. Additionally, she supervised the sport performance division of the department, which includes the strength and conditioning coaches, athletic training staff and sports medicine staff. In 2013, she developed the first ever student-athlete internship program within the Department of Athletics. On a national level, Lyke was active within the NCAA and Big Ten Conference committee structure as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee and Big Ten Sports Management Committee and previously served on the NCAA Softball Rules Committee and the NCAA Amateurism Committee. Her previous roles at OSU included associate athletic director for sport administration (2002-12) and associate athletic director for sport administration, compliance and camp operations (1998-02). Prior to Ohio State,

THE HEATHER LYKE FILE Name: Heather Lyke Born: Canton, Ohio High School: Glen Oak H.S. - Graduated in 1988 College: University of Michigan - Bachelor’s degree in education - 1992 University of Akron Law School - Juris Doctorate - 1995 Family: Husband, David Catalano; Children, Elle, Sophie and Eli COLLEGIATE WORK EXPERIENCE YEAR SCHOOL JOB TITLE 2013-Pres. Eastern Michigan University Vice President/Director of Athletics 2013 Ohio State University Senior Associate AD 2009-12 Big Ten Network Softball Color Analyst 2002-12 Ohio State University Associate AD/Sport Administration 1998-02 Ohio State University Associate AD/ Sport Administration, Compliance and Camp Operations 1996-98 University of Cincinnati Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance/SWA 1995-96 National Collegiate Athletic Association Enforcement Intern 1989-92 University of Michigan Four-year letterwinner in softball

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Vice President/Director of Athletics EMU’s MAC Championships Cartwright Award - Overall Excellence 2013-14 Reese Trophy - Men’s All-Sports Champion 1987-88, 1990-91, 1995-96, 2008-09 Jacoby Trophy - Women’s All-Sports Champion 2014-15 Baseball 1975, ’76, ’78, ’81, ’82, 2003, 2007, 2008 Football 1987 Men’s Basketball 1988, ’91, ’96, ’98 Women’s Basketball 2004, 2012

Female Athletic Directors in the FBS Sandy Barbour - Penn State Kathy Beauregard - Western Michigan Jennifer Cohen - Washington Lynn Hickey - Texas-San Antonio Tina Kunzer-Murphy - UNLV Heather Lyke - Eastern Michigan Judy Rose - Charlotte Debbie Yow - North Carolina State

EMU Athletic Directors Through the Years Wilbur Bowen - 1903-28 Joseph McCulloch 1931-47 Elton Rynearson 1948-63 Dr. Keith Bowen - 1963-66 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-Present

Men’s Cross Country 1973, ’74, ’86, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Women’s Cross Country 2015, 2016 Men’s Golf 2007, 2008 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field 1974, ’77, ’78, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’94, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field 1982, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’95,’97, 2003, 2016 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, 2015, 2016 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, 2015, 2016

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

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Women’s Gymnastics 2007, 2016 Women’s Swimming and Diving 2006, 2007 Women’s Tennis 1998, 2001 Women’s Soccer 1999, 2003, 2013 Softball 2007 Wrestling 1996

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EMU Support Staff Joey Aliota Marketing Coordinator

Joey Aliota recently finished his first year as Marketing Coordinator for the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Aliota joined EMU in the fall of 2015 after spending one season at the University of Oregon as the Marketing & Promotions Assistant. While at Oregon, Aliota was in charge of the daily management of all marketing and promotional efforts, including developing and executing marketing plans and promotions, while also serving as a game day producer. Additionally, he implemented ticket sales strategies, oversaw in-game sponsor fulfillment, and managed the budget.

Before joining the Ducks, he held the same position at the University of Tulsa. There, Aliota developed and executed marketing plans for the women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and softball teams. He also played a role in developing promotional strategies for the football and men’s basketball programs. The Oconomowoc, Wis. native is a 2013 graduate of the University of Wyoming, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and was a student-athlete on the football team.

Jennifer Brown

Associate Athletic Director/Sports Medicine Jennifer Brown is in her second year as the Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine for the Eastern Michigan University athletic department. In her role, Brown will be based in the Convocation Center athletic training facility and responsible for the daily sports medicine operation for EMU’s 21 varsity sports programs. She will supervise four assistant athletic trainers, numerous graduate and student athletic trainers, and also have primary responsibilities with the school’s football team. Brown arrived in Ypsilanti following an 11-year tenure in the Northwestern University Athletics Department where she most recently served as the Associate Athletics Trainer. At NU, Brown worked directly with the Wildcats’ football team. While in Evanston, Brown was a member of the University’s Alcohol and Other Drug Collaborative Team and Biennial Review Committee as well as being a

key stakeholder in the NU AOD policy revision last year. She has been active in professional organizations at the state, district, and national levels, most recently serving as the Planning Committee Chair for the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium. Brown has also presented at numerous sports medicine conferences. Prior to the return to her alma mater, Brown served as an athletic trainer at the University of Colorado (2000-01), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (2001-03) and Northern Illinois University (2003-04). A native of Machesney Park, Ill., Brown graduated from Northwestern in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in human development and psychological services before going on to earn her master’s degree in fitness and wellness management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2003. She is a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer, licensed athletic trainer in Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska, and is an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider.

Sean Conaty

Assistant Sports Performance Coach Sean Conaty is in hia first year as assistant sports performance coach at Eastern Michigan University. At EMU, Conaty will work directly with the men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s golf programs. Conaty joins the Eagles sports performance staff after serving as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Christopher Newport in Newport News, Va. While at CNU, Conaty was in charge of all aspects of strength and conditioning with men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and assisted with football. Prior to CNU, Conaty held an internship and then strength and conditioning coaching assistant position for his first stint at EMU during the 2014 season.

Before his joining the EMU strength and conditioning staff, Conaty served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Springfield College, in Springfield, Mass. Prior to his graduate assistantship, Conaty held several strength & conditioning internship positions including stops with the Buffalo Bills, Merrimack College, East Carolina University and IMG Academy. The Monticello, N.Y. native received his Master’s degree in strength & conditioning from Springfield College 2016, after earning his Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from East Carolina in 2012. Conaty is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition, he is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition as well as Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified. Conaty also holds certifications through USA Weightlifting, USA Track & Field, and Functional Movement Systems.

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EMU Support Staff BECKY DEMEDUK Eagles Pride Fund Director

Becky Heckart is in her second year as the Eagles Pride Fund Director for the Eastern Michigan University athletic department. In her role as the Eagles Pride Fund Director she will lead efforts in the development of an annual giving program to support all EMU student-athletes and directly assist head coaches in sport specific fundraising efforts. Heckart will also play a lead role in athletics events and donor stewardship. Heckart comes to Ypsilanti following an eight-month tenure as the finance

assistant on a US Senatorial Campaign which raised more than 10 million dollars. Prior to her stint with the US Senatorial Campaign, the Almont, Mich. native spent five years at Oxford Academy of Dance and Performing Arts and Amber’s Dance Academy. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Heckart spent five years as the Annual Giving Supervisor and two years as a graduate assistant in the athletics marketing department. Heckart graduated from Central Michigan University in 2007 with a degree in interpersonal and public communication before earning her master’s degree in sport administration from CMU in 2009.

Bryan Fink

Co-Director of Sports Performance Bryan Fink is in his third year as the Assistant Sports Performance Coach at Eastern Michigan University. Fink joined the EMU Sports Performance staff in 2013-14 after serving as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Briar Cliff University. Fink ran the strength and conditioning efforts for Briar Cliff from 2011-14. During his three seasons at BCU, Fink designed and implemented the performance programs for all 18 varsity sports for the Sioux City, Iowa-based institution, in addition to heading up all pre- and postseason speed, agility and conditioning programs for Briar Cliff’s football, basketball and volleyball programs. Fink was in charge of all operations within the weight room at BCU, including maintaining and improving the weight room by purchasing and organizing all sport performance equipment. Before joining the Briar Cliff staff, Fink ran the Sioux City North High School

strength and conditioning program for two years. During his time at North, he was in charge of overseeing, developing and implementing all workouts for each athletic team, including the Stars’ summer workouts. In addition, Fink oversaw the weight room and other sport performance facilities in order to maximize efficiency. Prior to joining North High School, Fink served in an internship role for two seasons with Heelan High School in Sioux City. While working at Heelan, he received his first hands-on experience coaching student-athletes about proper sports performance and weight lifting technique. On top of his professional experience, the Wayne, Neb. native earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in January of 2011. Fink graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City where he was a fouryear letterwinner on a three-time national tournament qualifying men’s basketball team. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration in 2009, before garnering a master’s degree in exercise science from Wayne State College (Neb.) in 2013.

Fred Hale

Co-Director of Sports Performance

Fred Hale is in his third year as the Assistant Sports Performance Coach at Eastern Michigan University. Hale joined the EMU Sports Performance staff after serving as a sports performance coach at Power Train Sports Institute for one year. Prior to his time at Power Train Sports Institute, Hale was an intern for the Buffalo Bills before spending a year with the University of Tennessee, working primarily with the football, baseball and track and field teams. Hale attended Mercyhurst University where he graduated with a

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Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2011. The 26-year-old went on to earn his master’s in exercise science in 2012 from Mercyhurst while working with the rowing team. In the 2011-12 season, the rowing team won the Dad Vail Regatta, which is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. He is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) under the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). A native of Mentor, Ohio, Hale was a three-sport athlete participating in football, wrestling and track and field while garnering all-state honors in football and wrestling at Mentor High School. Hale went on to play football and wrestle at Mercyhurst University where he earned all-conference and All-American honors.

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EMU Support Staff

Andrew Hensley

Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations

Andrew Hensley is in his second year as the Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations for the EMU athletic department.

Ben Herman

Assistant Athletic Director/Equipment Operations

Ben Herman is in his second year as the Assistant Athletics Director for Equipment Operations for the EMU athletic department. Before coming to Ypsilanti, Herman worked as the Assistant Director for Athletic Equipment Services at San Diego State University where he was responsible for budgeting, purchasing, and issuing athletic equipment for baseball, football, volleyball, lacrosse, swimming, water polo, tennis and golf. Herman was also responsible for a staff of employees and students workers while developing updated policies and procedures for the equipment room. During his tenure at SDSU, Herman helped guide the transition to ACS, an inventory system for tracking equipment and apparel. Herman’s other duties included: coordinating logos and branding for team and staff apparel, fitting athletes with helmets, shoulder pads and footwear, as well as managing school contracts with athletic equipment vendors. During the spring semesters, Herman enjoyed his time collaborating with Head Coach Tony Gwynn and the SDSU baseball program, managing the team’s Nike promotional budget and designing innovative custom uniforms.

Prior to his time at San Diego State, Herman did a two year stint as the Assistant Equipment Manager at the University of San Diego where his primary equipment responsibilities where related to football. While at USD, he coordinated a staff of student workers in executing equipment operations and stadium set up for the team’s practices, home contests and road trips. A 2006 graduate of the Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Herman spent three years as a student equipment manager for the Buckeyes where he helped organize and distribute equipment and apparel for OSU’s 36 varsity sports, while also assisting the football equipment staff in preparation for practice, games and yearly bowl trips. Upon graduation from Ohio State, Herman served as the Assistant Equipment Manager at SDSU for one year before doing a full season internship with the San Francisco 49ers, assisting the team with practice set up, laundry and preparation for home and road contests. Herman spent game days with the 49ers representing the team as a member of the NFL blue crew, game ball staff. A certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA), Herman served as the 2013 AEMA District IX Chairperson and was an Assistant Coordinator for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif. A native of Toledo, Herman and his wife, Jamie, have one son, Oliver (3), and one daughter, Ruby.

Chris Hoppe

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Administration Chris Hoppe is in his sixth year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department and his third as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration. In his role Hoppe serves as the sport administrator for baseball, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball. He also oversees the equipment, sports medicine, and sports performance staffs. The 37-year-old Hoppe earned two degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently working on a third. He completed his undergraduate degree, with honors, in English literature in 2000 and earned his Juris Doctorate in the spring of 2003. Hoppe has also been working on a Ph.D in postsecondary education and leadership at UW.

A native of Rhinelander, Wisc., Hoppe began his professional career as a court commissioner for Oneida and Vilas County Circuit Courts in 2003-04. Upon returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 for his Ph.D work, Hoppe began his career in collegiate athletics as an athletic compliance intern for the Badgers in 2005-06. In 2006, Hoppe joined the San Diego State University Aztecs as a student-athlete eligibility/student services coordinator. From San Diego State, Hoppe was named the Assistant Athletics Director for compliance and sport supervisor at Robert Morris University in 2008, a post he held until joining EMU as the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance in the summer of 2011. He was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration in September 2013. Hoppe remains a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Association.

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EMU Support Staff Sean Hostetter

Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations Sean Hostetter is in his fourth year full-time with the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Relations Office serving as a graduate assistant before 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, volleyball and tennis 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, then 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 currently resides in Farmington, Mich. and is a member of the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Garrett Hotchkiss Academic Counselor

Garrett Hotchkiss is in his 10th 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 men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track, gymnastics, and tennis.

The 38-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.

Matt Jakobsze

Associate Athletic Director/Compliance

Matt Jakobsze is in his fourth year as the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance for the Eastern Michigan University athletic department. At EMU, Jakobsze serves as a member of the athletic department’s Executive Staff. Jakobsze directs and manages all operations associated with the Athletic Department’s Compliance Office, with responsibility for legislation, governance, and policy. Jakobsze serves as EMU’s liaison to the NCAA and Mid-American Conference offices for NCAA rules interpretations and other matters. Jakobsze’s specific duties include dealings with agents, and issues regarding amateurism, promotions, donation requests, financial aid, waivers, and investigations. Jakobsze joined Eastern Michigan after serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Jakobsze joined the Omaha Athletic Department after serving as the Compliance Coordinator at Mid-American Conference member Northern Illinois University. In addition, he supported the Assistant Athletics Director of Compliance and Student Services areas of financial aid, legislation, and playing seasons, and assisted student-athletes’ personal growth through the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.

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Prior to serving as the Compliance Coordinator at NIU, Jakobsze started the Huskie Athletic Compliance Office’s externship program while attending Northern Illinois University’s College of Law. A 2008 magna cum laude graduate of Dominican University, Jakobsze majored in psychology and political science and was a Northern Athletics Conference ScholarAthlete. While at Dominican, Jakobsze captained the men’s soccer team, and led the Stars to regular and conference tournament championships in 2006 and 2007, NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007, as well as to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2006. In 2011, Jakobsze received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law. While at NIU, Jakobsze was an editor of the Northern Illinois University Law Review, President of the College of Law’s Sports & Entertainment Law Society, and represented NIU in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He has published three articles, including an award winning comment discussing Major League Soccer, collective bargaining, and the antitrust implications of diverging ownership interests. In addition to serving on the Communications Committee of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC), Jakobsze is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois and is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association.

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EMU Support Staff Erin Kido

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Administration

Erin Kido is in her third year as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration for the Eastern Michigan University athletic department. Kido came to EMU following a seven-year tenure in the Xavier University Athletics Department where she most recently served as the Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator. At Xavier, Kido was primarily responsible for coordinating all facets of the Musketeers’ comprehensive athletics compliance program and overseeing all of the department’s student-athlete welfare priorities, including sports medicine, strength and conditioning, academic support services, gender equity and diversity. She was the athletics department’s liaison to the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Residence Life and also served as the sport administrator for the baseball and men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs. Kido is also extensively engaged in intercollegiate athletics nationally. She currently represents the Mid-American Conference on the NCAA Student-Athlete Experience Committee, which has oversight responsibility of nonacademic operating bylaws that impact the overall student-athlete intercollegiate experience. She is also a member of

the NCAA Degree Completion Consultants Task Force, which annually awards nearly $1 million in scholarships to former student-athletes who completed their eligibility, but did not complete graduation requirements. She was recently selected to serve as the chair of the MAC’s Infractions Committee. Kido previously served on the Board of Directors and the Legislation and Governance Committee of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC), NCAA Legislative Council, NCAA Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet and NCAA Subcommittee for Legislative Relief. Prior to arriving at Xavier in 2007, Kido served as the Director of Compliance for the University of Oklahoma Department of Athletics. While at Oklahoma, she played an integral role in building a strong, comprehensive compliance program that included broad-based rules education, as well as effective and efficient monitoring systems. In addition to her compliance experience at OU, Kido was the Compliance Graduate Assistant at The Ohio State University. She joined the Ohio State staff after serving as the Championships and Marketing Assistant with the West Coast Conference and working as a student assistant in the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. A native of San Jose, Calif., Kido graduated from UCLA in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in physiological science before going on to earn her master’s degree in sport and exercise management from Ohio State in 2005. Kido and her husband, Jared, have a daughter, Sydney.

Mike Malach

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Finance and Operations

Mike Malach is in his 20th year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department and his third as the as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Finance and Operations. In his role, Malach oversees the department’s budget and financial planning, event management, facilities and game operations staff, IT services and is the liaison to the Convocation Center. The 48-year-old Malach joined the EMU staff in September 1998 after a two-year stint as the 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 and game operations. 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 Wisconsin-Stevens Point as an assistant athletics director from 199295. 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 (19) and daughter, Elaina (11).

Adam Martin

Director of Operations/Assistant Facilities Coordinator

Adam Martin is in his seventh year with the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Facilities department, and his fourth as the Director of Facilities and Operations. As the Director of Operations, Martin is responsible for the daily supervision of all athletic facilities at EMU including facility scheduling, maintenance and preparation, and assisting in the planning, management and execution of all athletic events, campus events and external events. Martin hires, trains, and supervises all event management staff along with graduate assistants and student staff. He also assists with various capital, facility maintenance and renovation. Additionally, Martin also serves as the secondary liaison to all campusoperating units which include: physical plant, public safety, facility manage-

ment, custodial, outside contractors and other various campus departments. Martin is also responsible for game management of NCAA Division I-A football, Division I-A men’s and women’s basketball and all other Olympic sports. He also assists in the coordination of athletic facilities scheduling with coaches and administration in accordance with department scheduling policies. A native of Albion, Mich., Martin was a four sport athlete as a member of the soccer, baseball, basketball and swimming and diving teams. Martin earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2008 from Siena Heights University, playing soccer for the Saints before earning his master’s degree from Eastern Michigan in 2009. Martin resides in Ypsilanti, Mich. with his wife, Tracy, and their daughters, Natalie Marie and Peyton.

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EMU Support Staff Dan McLean

Associate Athletic Director/Development

Dan McLean is in his third year as the Associate Athletic Director for Development for the Eastern Michigan University athletic department. McLean came to EMU after working as a Major Gifts Officer for the Mountaineer Athletic Club at West Virginia University. McLean joined the Mountaineer Athletic Club staff in August 2012. He was responsible for securing highend annual gifts and funds for major capital projects, as well as endowing student-athlete scholarships. While working for the MAC, he was a part of a team raising more than $23 million annually for WVU Athletics as a part of the $750 million “A State of Minds” campaign for West Virginia University. During his two years, McLean was accountable for more than $1.8 million in annual gift, major gift and planned giving revenue. A native of Canton, Mich., McLean went to WVU after spending two years at Fresno State, serving as the director of major gifts before ascending to the assistant athletic director for development position in July 2011. In that position, McLean managed the

day-to-day operations of the Bulldog Foundation, including the annual fund, major gifts and sports clubs. McLean led fundraising efforts that raised more than $7 million annually for Fresno State Athletics as a part of the $200 million University “Campaign for Fresno State.” McLean previously served as an athletic development assistant at Fresno State from 2008-09. In between his different appointments at Fresno State, he served as the regional director of development at Oregon State University’s Beaver Athletic Student Fund from July 2009–Aug. 2010. While at OSU, McLean was involved with fundraising efforts that raised more than $10.5 million annually for OSU athletics. He also was directly responsible for implementing two new giving programs: “110% Beavers” and “Next Level Beavers,” which resulted in more than 1,400 donors increasing their donation and over 800 new donors generating upwards of $1.1 million in new revenue. McLean received his bachelor’s degree in applied arts from Central Michigan University in 2004 and his master’s degree in sport administration from Wayne State University in 2007. He and his wife, Lindsay, have three children, Moxon, Emilia, and Callen, and two dogs, Darby and Barksdale.

Tony Orlando

Assistant Athletic Director /Marketing Tony Orlando is in his fourth year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department and the first as the assistant athletic director. Orlando joined EMU in August 2013 after working two seasons as the Director of Athletic Marketing and Promotions at Eastern Illinois University. The 30-year-old Orlando joined EIU in 2011. His duties included the coordination of marketing and promotions for each of the Panthers’ 21 Division I athletic programs. He also was responsible for social media strategy, purchasing media-buys, organizing football tailgating and the oversight of the spirit squads, Panther Pack Kids Club and the Panther Nation student fan club.

Prior to joining the Panthers, Orlando worked in minor league baseball for the AA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the Midland RockHounds. The RockHounds also owned a soccer club, the West Texas Sockers. As the director of game entertainment, presentation and promotions, he oversaw all aspects of the video board operation for both franchises, as well as the gameday management and promotions for each home event. He also played a role in the organizations branding/theme, which led to two all-time attendance records and a Franchise of the Year award in his three seasons with the ball club located in Midland, Texas. The Algonac, Mich. native is a graduate of Central Michigan University, earning a bachelor’s degree in sport management and journalism in 2009. Orlando lives in Westland with his dog, Coconut.

Ann O’Sullivan Academic Counselor

Ann O’Sullivan is in her 14th year as an academic counselor for the athletics department at Eastern Michigan University. O’Sullivan joined the SASS staff after spending six years as an assistant coach for the EMU softball team. She is currently responsible for providing academic support and monitoring student-athletes in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball.

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O’Sullivan 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, O’Sullivan helped CMU win two Mid-American 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. O’Sullivan and her spouse, Erin, live in Ypsilanti and she has a son, Brian (21).

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EMU Support Staff Dr. Michael Paciorek Faculty Compliance Associate

Dr. Michael Paciorek joined the Office of Compliance in January 2006 as Faculty Compliance Associate. Dr. Paciorek handles personnel, playing and practice seasons, monitoring, and is the primary contact for rules education of coaches, administrators, and student-athletes. Prior to joining the Athletics Department, Dr. Paciorek was a Professor of Physical Education in the EMU College of Health and Human Services for over 20 years. Paciorek is a 1975 graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he earned a B.S. degree in Physical Education while also playing on the varsity baseball and ice hockey squads. 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 Public Schools from 1976-1979. Paciorek is known for his work in the field of disability sport having

served on the Special Olympics Michigan Board of Directors for 12 years. He was a member of the United States Disabled Sports Team that competed in the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. He has worked with the United States Olympic Committee as Co-Coordinator for disabled athlete participation at the 1990 and 1991 U.S. Olympic Festivals. 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 Sport & 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 President of the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD). He received the 1994 EMU Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2000 he received the Eastern Michigan University Distinguished Faculty Award for Service. Paciorek and his wife Karen, a Professor of early Childhood Education at EMU, have two sons; Clark (31) and Clay (28).

Mari Rakijaš

Assistant Director of Compliance Mari Rakijaš joined Eastern Michigan University as the Assistant Compliance Director/ Monitoring in July 2016. As a member of the compliance staff, Rakijaš will be responsible for initial, continuing, and transfer eligibility, admissions, official and unofficial visits, camps and clinics, and other aspects of recruiting. Prior to joining Eastern Michigan University, Rakijaš spent the 2015-16 athletic season at the University of Michigan as a compliance services intern. While working at U-M, she worked extensively with JumpForward, completing tasks such as reviewing and approving practice logs, eligibility forms, official and unofficial visits, complimentary admissions, and contacts and evaluations.

Before her one-year stint at to Michigan, Rakijaš interned at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. While at Johns Hopkins, Rakijaš helped compile data on university expenses, staff salaries, and sport participation to determine seasons of eligibility used. Before joining the collegiate ranks, Rakijaš worked for two years at various levels of the judicial system. She was an intern for Judge Nicholas Rattal in Upper Marlboro, Md. in 2013 before serving as law clerk for Namanny, Byrne & Owens in 2014. From there she went to Silverman, Thompson, Slutkins & White in Baltimore, Md. Rakijaš secured her undergraduate degree in international relations and communications in 2012 from American University before picking up her juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2015.

AARON SHORT

ASSISTANT SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH Mari Rakijaš joined Eastern Michigan University as the Assistant Compliance Director/ Monitoring in July 2016. As a member of the compliance staff, Rakijaš will be responsible for initial, continuing, and transfer eligibility, admissions, official and unofficial visits, camps and clinics, and other aspects of recruiting. Prior to joining Eastern Michigan University, Rakijaš spent the 2015-16 athletic season at the University of Michigan as a compliance services intern. While working at U-M, she worked extensively with JumpForward, completing tasks such as reviewing and approving practice logs, eligibility forms, official and unofficial visits, complimentary admissions, and contacts and evaluations.

Before her one-year stint at to Michigan, Rakijaš interned at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. While at Johns Hopkins, Rakijaš helped compile data on university expenses, staff salaries, and sport participation to determine seasons of eligibility used. Before joining the collegiate ranks, Rakijaš worked for two years at various levels of the judicial system. She was an intern for Judge Nicholas Rattal in Upper Marlboro, Md. in 2013 before serving as law clerk for Namanny, Byrne & Owens in 2014. From there she went to Silverman, Thompson, Slutkins & White in Baltimore, Md. Rakijaš secured her undergraduate degree in international relations and communications in 2012 from American University before picking up her juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2015.

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EMU Support Staff Dr. Edward Sidlow Faculty Athletic Representative

Dr. Edward Sidlow, a political science professor at Eastern Michigan University, was named faculty athletics representative in Aug. of 2013. In this position, Sidlow serves as a liaison between the university administration and intercollegiate athletics, working to maintain the campus’ academic integrity and a balance between academics and athletics for all student-athletes. He also represents EMU at Mid-American Conference and NCAA meetings and approves eligibility certifications, waivers and violations. A native of Detroit, Mich., Sidlow completed his bachelor’s degree in 1974 at Eastern Michigan. He earned his master’s degree from Ohio State University in 1977 and completed his doctorate degree at Ohio State in

1979. During his 40-year career, he has served as an instructor or professor at Ohio State (1975-78), Ohio Wesleyan University (1978), Arizona State University (1978-79), Miami University (1979-85), Northwestern University (1985-89), Loyola University Chicago (1989-95) and Eastern Michigan University (1995-present). He has published numerous articles and books, including: America at Odds, Freshman Orientation: House Style and Home Style, and Challenging the Incumbent. His work has also appeared in such journals as Policy Studies Review, Journal of Law and Politics, Journal of General Education, Western Political Quarterly, News for Teachers of Political Science, and College Teaching. Sidlow, the recipient of numerous teaching awards throughout his career, is frequently called on by print and broadcast media for political commentary and analysis.

Katie Skinner Assistant Athletic Trainer

Katie Skinner is in her fourth year as an assistant athletic trainer at Eastern Michigan University. Skinner had previously been the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Anderson University (S.C.) for the 2012-13 athletic season. She will serve as the primary athletic trainer for the EMU women’s basketball team, as well as the women’s tennis and women’s golf. teams The 29-year-old Skinner worked directly with the Trojans’ women’s soccer, men’s basketball and baseball teams along with

sharing responsibilities for track, golf and cheerleading. She also served as an adjunct professor in the kinesiology department. A native of Stow, Ohio, Skinner is a 2010 graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. Skinner went on to complete her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology at EMU in 2012. While earning her degree, she worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the women’s volleyball and women’s crew programs. Skinner is a certified athletic trainer licensed by the State of Michigan and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, and also holds a NATABOC athletic training license.

Wayne Smith

Assistant Equipment Manager

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Wayne Smith is in his eighth year as a full-time 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 30-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 member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA). He married his wife, Kristal, on July 25, 2015.

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EMU Support Staff Christian Spears Deputy Director of Athletics

Christian Spears is in his third year as the Deputy Director of Athletics for Eastern Michigan University. Spears arrived in Ypsilanti following a five-year tenure in the Northern Illinois University Athletics Department. A part of the the athletic department’s Executive Leadership Team, Spears oversees the External Division including development, marketing, corporate partnership efforts, fan experience and media relations. He also leads strategies to increase ticket sales, merchandise and other revenue streams. In addition, Spears assists with the administration of the football program and is responsible for football scheduling. Before coming to EMU, Spears served as the Deputy Director of Athletics and as the sport administrator for the NIU football team. He also served as the acting director of athletics for nearly five months while NIU conducted a national search for their new Director of Athletics following the football team’s Orange Bowl appearance in 2013. While in DeKalb, Spears’ responsibilities included serving as the primary liaison between several campus units and Intercollegiate Athletics, including Academic Affairs and Student Affairs as well as the Office of General Counsel.

Additionally, Spears directly supervised the following administrative areas for NIU: Academics, Compliance, Life Skills, Strength and Conditioning, Sport Psychology, Football Operations and Equipment. Moreover, he coordinated the department’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR). He was also the sport AD for football, men’s basketball, baseball, cross country and track and field. In addition to his duties at Northern Illinois, Spears served as president of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) in 2012-13 and on the NAAC Board of Directors from 2008-14. Prior to joining NIU, Spears served for six years at Southern Illinois University, where he was the Assistant Athletic Director. Spears came to SIU in fall of 2003 from Harvard University. Spears began his career as a graduate student working in the athletic marketing office at Long Beach State University; he then served as the Big Ten Minority Intern for Ohio State University working in their athletic compliance office while he matriculated through the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State. Spears is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he majored in political science. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Long Beach State University in 1998 and he received his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law in 2002. Christian and his wife, Julia, have three children, Rainier, Kai and Skyla.

Greg Steiner

Associate Athletic Director /Media Relations Greg Steiner is in his 15th year with the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Relations Office and his first as the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations. From Dec. 2004 until Oct. 2012, he was the office’s assistant director before serving as the assistant athletic director from 2012-16 He serves 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 directly promoted numerous Academic All-Americans, worked with seven Mid-American Conference championship teams and instituted an aggressive approach to web development through a partnership with SIDEARM Sports to provide better online coverage of Eagle athletic events. Steiner also oversees the EMU-ESPN initiative and mobile production unit, in which EMU students receive valuable hands-on experience working with professional equipment and producing content for a national audience on ESPN3. In addition, he has worked as the play-by-play voice for radio and ESPN television broadcasts of EMU sporting events. In 2015, he took over as the host of the weekly

30-minute “All E Coaches Radio Show.” Well-known throughout the region, Steiner was part of the media relations staff at the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional, the 2009 Final Four and the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional. Steiner has also overseen the statistics crew for the past eight MAC Football Championship games, nine MAC Basketball Tournaments and the previous 10 MAC Baseball Tournaments. The 35-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 (2001-05) 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). Steiner and his wife, Cathy, live in Ypsilanti.

Bill Tuscany

Associate Head Athletic Trainer

Bill Tuscany is in his 31st 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 preceptor 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 ad-

dition 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 40th 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 65-year-old Tuscany and his wife, Carol, have a daughter, Sarah (34).

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EMU Support Staff Brad Watson Assistant Athletic Trainer

Brad Watson is in his fourth year as an assistant athletic trainer at Eastern Michigan University. He serves as the primary athletic trainer for the EMU men’s basketball and men’s golf teams while overseeing volleyball and rowing. The 27-year-old Watson joined EMU in 2011 as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. He worked directly with the baseball and wrestling teams during his first two years in Ypsilanti, and earned a master’s degree in sport management in 2013.

A native of Bellevue, Ohio, Watson is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. As an Ohio State undergraduate, Watson assisted with the football, men’s basketball, wrestling and women’s lacrosse teams. He also spent time aiding Worthington Kilbourne High School, Ohio Wesleyan University, the Ohio High School Athletic Association and various Ohio State sports camps. Watson is a certified athletic trainer licensed by the State of Michigan and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association, Michigan Athletic Trainers Soceity, and the College Athletic Trainer’s Society.

Heidi Wegmueller General Manager - IMG College/EMU

Heidi Wegmueller is in her third year as the General Manager of Eastern Michigan IMG Sports Marketing. Wegmueller arrived in Ypsilanti following a short stay working with Badger Sports Properties at the University of Wisconsin. She had previous experience at the Division I level having worked at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs (2012) and the Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs

relations campaigns, initiatives and events. From 2007-11, she was a Senior Account Executive that managed the day-to-day relationships, activation strategy and execution for the world’s largest working sports organization’s most prestigious and valued partners. Wegmueller earned her bachelor’s degree in sports management and communications from the University of Michigan in 2003 and received her master’s degree in international mass communication from Lynn University in 2006. While studying at Michigan, Wegmueller also worked as a tennis teaching professional at Huron Valley Tennis Club (1999-2000) and U-Move at the University of Michigan (2000-02). She began her affiliation with the (2013-14). golf community in 2002 while serving as an intern for the Golf Association Before joining the college ranks, Wegmueller worked for The Professional of Michigan and followed with a 2003 internship with the United States Golf Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America for eight years. During her first four years Association, serving as the tournament director for the 2003 Special Olympics (2003-07), Wegmueller was a Public Relations Coordinator, planning and orga- Golf National Invitational Tournament. nizing the public and media relations efforts for The PGA’s high-profile public

Corey Whitney Academic Counselor

Corey Whitney is in his sixth year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Whitney joined the Student Athlete Support Services staff in the Fall of 2011 as an Academic Counselor. The 43-year-old Whitney spent four years in the United States Coast Guard before earning his degree from Finger Lakes Community College in 1999. Whitney earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in 2005. In addition to living

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in Arizona, Whitney has also lived in Louisiana, New York, Ohio, and Oregon before returning to his native Michigan in 2006 to be closer to family. Whitney arrived at EMU in 2007 and worked as a grounds supervisor for the Physical Plant on campus. Prior to coming to EMU, Whitney enjoyed a successful career in golf course management working at a number of Top-100 courses across the country. Whitney is a certified Master Gardener and has also volunteered with Hospice and animal rescue organizations. His wife Amy, is a pharmacist.

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EMU Support Staff Administrative Assistants Eastern Michigan University

Lori Barron Athletics Secretary

Bobbie Bowling Senior Account Specialist

Head Coaches Eastern Michigan University

Dave Bolyard Wrestling

Sarah Brown Gymnastics

Fred Castro

Women’s Basketball

Chris Creighton Football

Bruce Cunningham Melissa Gentile Men’s Golf Softball

Pina Gentile Women’s Golf

John Goodridge Men’s XC/Track

Scott Hall Soccer

Peter Linn Swimming

Rob Murphy Men’s Basketball

Sue Parks Women’s XC/Track

Ryan Ray Tennis

Kemp Savage Rowing

Buck Smith Diving

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NCAA Compliance FIVE RULES TO REMEMBER

WHAT IS NCAA COMPLIANCE? Eastern Michigan University is committed to operating its intercollegiate athletics program with the highest degree of integrity, sportsmanship, and professionalism, and we urge you to conduct yourself accordingly. The Eastern Michigan University Office of Athletics Compliance is committed to a comprehensive compliance program that ensures institutional control over the department of athletics. Our goal is to educate studentathletes, prospective student-athletes, institutional employees, community members, and boosters about the importance of adhering to NCAA, MidAmerican Conference, and institutional rules. A successful athletic department depends on the willingness of coaches, administrators, staff, student-athletes, and boosters to be aware of NCAA, MAC, and institutional rules. All of us at Eastern Michigan University appreciate your support. Your commitment to rules compliance is necessary to ensure that the University, its student-athletes, and coaches remain in good standing. 
Our success is due to support from individuals who are cautious and knowledgeable of NCAA rules. Help us win with integrity! QUESTIONS? The information on this page contains only a small portion of the existing NCAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions about any NCAA, MAC, or institutional rules, please ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! EMU Compliance Office Matthew Jakobsze Associate Athletic Director for Compliance 734.487.1050 mjakobsz@emich.edu @EMUCompliance EMUEagles.com/Compliance

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1. FANS HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES As an individual who is a season ticket holder, a member of an Eastern Michigan University booster organization (e.g., Eagles Pride, E-Gridiron Group), has made financial contributions to EMU, or been involved in promoting EMU’s athletic program, you are considered a “Booster” and are required to adhere to an atmosphere of compliance. As a booster, your conduct reflects on the integrity of the entire university. Once you support EMU Athletics, you retain that identity as a booster forever - the rules still apply! This is true even if the individual no longer contributes to, or is involved with, EMU’s athletics program. 2. DON’T GIVE BENEFITS OR INDUCEMENTS

 Student-athletes can only receive benefits that other students in the general population can receive. An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an EMU employee or booster to provide a current or prospective studentathlete (or the athlete’s relatives or friends) a benefit not expressly authorized by the NCAA. Examples of impermissible benefits include, but are not limited to:

• 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 (or the prospect’s 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, as long as you do not have contact with the prospect (or the prospect’s parents or coach); • Continue existing friendships, provided you do not solicit the prospect’s enrollment.

Please note, a prospective student-athlete (prospect) is a student who has started classes for the 9th grade (7th grade for Basketball). Students enrolled in preparatory schools and two-year colleges are also considered prospects. An individual remains a prospect even after he/ • Gifts of cash, clothing, equipment or any she signs a National Letter of Intent. other tangible item; If you know of a talented athlete, please let • A special discount, payment arrangement or the coaching staff know, and we’ll do the rest! credit on any purchase or service; • Loan of money or co-signing of loans; 4. KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES! • A vehicle, use of a vehicle, or any EMU is responsible for the actions of its transportation expenses; boosters. If a booster recruits or provides • Free or reduced-cost services, purchases impermissible benefits to a current or or rentals; prospective student-athlete (or the athlete’s • Entertainment on- or off -campus; or
 relatives or friends), EMU may be subject to • Free or reduced-cost rent or housing.

 penalties from the NCAA and Mid-American Conference. When a violation occurs, regardless The best way to support EMU student-athletes of the intention, it can: is by donating to Eagles Pride! • Jeopardize the eligibility of prospective and current student-athletes; 
 3. LEAVE THE RECRUITING TO US! • Result in the EMU athletics program being You’re passionate about your EMU Athletics penalized by the NCAA and/or the programs and you want everyone to know it! Mid-American Conference; and But remember, only EMU coaches and athletic • Cause you to lose benefits or privileges department staff members are permitted to associated with the athletics department be involved in the recruiting process. Boosters (i.e., booster membership, ticket privileges).

 should be aware of the following: • Do not contact a prospective student5. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! athlete (or members of the prospect’s The NCAA Rules are not limited to the above, family) by letter, telephone, e-mail, text, and they are often misunderstood. If you have online (Facebook, Twitter), or in-person (onany doubt or questions, please contact the or off-campus) for the purpose of soliciting Office of Athletic Compliance. We strongly their participation in EMU’s athletic programs. encourage open communication between fans, • Do not contact a prospect’s coach, principal, supporters, and the EMU Athletic Department. or counselor in an attempt to evaluate the Remember, our success is due to support prospect; from individuals who are cautious and • Do not become involved in making knowledgeable of NCAA rules. Help us win arrangements for a prospect (or the with integrity! prospect’s relatives or friends) to receive money or financial aid of any kind;

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Student Athlete Support Student-Athlete Support Services

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

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

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

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.

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

Eastern Eagles Fight Song

A Look Back at EMU’s Logos

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

1929-1991

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

1991-1994

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

1995-2001

Go Green 2003-2013

2002, 2013-Present

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 •

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

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

• Lloyd Olds - designed the zebra shirt worn by referees • Dean Rockwell – Olympic team wrestling coach in 1964

• General John G. Coburn -- one of eight four-star generals in the United States

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

• Greg Mathis –Judge and later TV personality

Fred Cofield, Earle Higgins, Harvey Marlatt, George Gervin, Grant Long, Derrick Dial, Earl Boykins, Carl Thomas, Charles Thomas – professional basketball players

• Hayes Jones -- Olympic gold medalist

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

• Rocky Roe -- Major League Baseball umpire • Jack Roush -- CEO and owner of Roush Racing

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Eagles Pride Mission Eagles Pride is the newly created fundraising arm of the Eastern Michigan University Department of Athletics. Eagles Pride is dedicated to providing financial support for the educational, personal and athletic enhancement of more than 500 EMU student-athletes in 21 varsity sports. At the same time, we will focus on providing superior customer service to our fans, alumni and donors. Importance EMU Athletics is often the window through which the entire University is viewed and many times considered the front porch of the institution. The successes and accomplishments of our athletic programs serve as a tremendous recruiting tool for enrollment and a catalyst for philanthropy to all areas of EMU. Impact As a member of Eagles Pride you will be a difference maker for EMU student-athletes and their goals on the field, in the classroom and in their lives after EMU. On the chart below ahead you will find our levels of giving, areas of impact, ways to give, associated benefits and more. Your investment is Eagles Pride!

How to Make a Gift

Online: By Phone: By Mail:

EAGLES PRIDE BENEFITS CHART

Eagle $100-$499

All-American $500-$1,499

EMUEagles.com/GiveNow 734.487.8236 799 N. Hewitt Road Room 309C Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Green & White Leadership Excellence $1,500-$2,499 $2,500-$4,999 $5,000-$9,999

Signature $10,000+

Tax Deduction (Consult with your Tax Professional) Athletic Update Email from Director of Athletics Heather Lyke Eagles Pride decal Recognition on EMUEagles.com Athletic Website Autographed team photo (team of your choice) Eagles Pride lapel pin Option to purchase 2 tickets to Eagles Pride Suite (Football) *Gift must be to EMU Football or Eagles Pride

VIP Parking for EMU Football and Mens Basketball games (Home) * With purchase of season ticket

Invitation for 2 to the 2014 EMU Football Kick-Off Luncheon Invitation for 2 to the 2014 Party in the Paint luncheon for Men’s and Women’s Basketball Special selected gift from EMU Athletics Invitation for 2 to AD suite for selected Men’s or Women’s Basketball game Invitation for 2 to Scholar-Athlete Banquet All-Sport Pass (general admission passes for 2 – home games only) In-game recognition (Football or Basketball) On Field and On Court Option to purchase 4 tickets to Eagles Pride Suite (Football)

*Gift must be to EMU Football or Eagles Pride

Dinner for 2 with Director of Athletics Heather Lyke and Head Coach of your choice Option to purchase 6 tickets to Eagles Pride Suite (Football)

*Gift must be to EMU Football or Eagles Pride

Invitation for 2 to accompany Football or Basketball team for select away game Experience the Excellence - EMU Football. You and a guest will be granted "behind the scenes" access with EMU Staff as we prepare on game-day. Your day will include sideline passes for the game.

All Eagles Pride members receive post-season ticket priority based on giving, beginning with the Signature Level. Eastern Michigan University Women’s Tennis Two-time Mid-American Conference Champions • 1998 • 2001 •

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E-Club 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 41st anniversary of the E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2016 will then be honored at the football game, Oct. 29, 2016. 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*

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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 1987 Glenn Davis Marvin Johnson Bob Rowland* William J. Stephens Jack Weiss 1988 Norbert S. Badar Clarence Chapman Sherm J. Collins Clare Ebersole Stanley McConnor Bob Welch* 1989 Gary Bastien William M. Cave* Ron Gulyas Ann (Meachum) Lohner Bob Owchinko Harry Werbin* 1990 Ken Bruchanski Dottie Denise Davis Jeffrey E. Dils Frank Reaume Virgil E. Windom Duane Zemper 1991 James Brodie* Tom Fagan Jim Grant* Jeff Huxley James Ross Claude Snarey* 1992 Cleon Gilliam Jay Jones Susan “Sue” Parks Mike Strickland Leo Turner* 1993 Joe Brodie Laurie Ann Byrd Oswald Gaynier* George Gervin Nick Manych* 1994 Terry Collins Donna Donakowski F.L. “Frosty” Ferzacca* Kevin “Rocky” Miller Robert Sims C.P. Steimle*

1995 John Clay Bob Crosby Kerry Keating James Matthews Lucy Parker Larry Radcliff 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 1998 Marc Dingman Grant Long Loita “Blink” Molineaux* Nanette Push Ron Saunders* Pat Sheridan Tom Smith 1999 Ron Adams Jim Harkema Kelly Hebler Dave Kieft Leroy Potter* Mark Smith Jeff Washington 2000 Wilbur P. Bowen* Jack Brusewitz Chris Hoiles Denise (Kaercher) Leipold Jim Nelson Jenny Romatowski Wayne Seiler 2001 Angie Fielder Jon Gates Bob Jennings Mauri Jormakka* George Mead* John “Rocky” Roe Rodney Slater

2004 Melissa (Drouillard) Bater Roxanne (Munch) Bronkema Roger Coryell Mark Dailey Earl Dixon Mireille (Sankatsing) Smith Jim Streeter 2005 Tommy Asinga Dan Boisture* Ben Braun Hamilton Morningstar* Dr. Waldomar Roeser Danny Schmitz Sara Seegers Harold Simons 2006 Nikki (Stubbs) Douglas Greg Howe Carole Huston Dazel Jules Peter Linn Bob Lints Gary Tyson 2007 Al Jagutis Marci Kelley Mark Leonard Tamyka McCord Stan Vinson Doug Willer 2008 Joy (Inniss) Johnson Lindell Reason Jeff Reaume* Sarah Willis Chuck Wilson 2009 Denise Allen Charlie Batch Jerry Cerulla Angela (Springer) Johnson Sharon McNie Gary Patton Gary Strickland

2002 William “Audie” Cole Rena (Cox) McBroom Earl Jones Lanny Mills J.E. Morcombe* Jim Pietrzak Ron Rice Mary Smith* 2003 Sherry (Anderson) Boughton Sharon (Brown) Calhoun Marsha (Barker) Crosby Jim Dutcher Garry Grady Paul McMullen Joel Smith

Eastern Michigan University Women’s Tennis Two-time Mid-American Conference Champions • 1998 • 2001 •

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 2013 Dennis Betts Earl Boykins JoyAnn Clarke Wondella Devers Derrick Dial Eugene Smith Donald Stewart 2014 Boaz Kisang Cheboiywo Kathy Hart Fred LaPlante Tom Michael Lorenzo M. Neely Allyson Newman Brett Petersmark 2015 Joe Codrington Tracy Deeter George Harrison Paul Scicluna* L.J. Shelton Stephanie Smiley Barry Susterka *Deceased

2016-17 EMU Women's Tennis Media Guide  

2016-17 EMU Women's Tennis Media Guide

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