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ETBU FAST FACTS Name........................................... East Texas Baptist University Location ............................................................Marshall, Texas Founded ............................................................................. 1912 President............................................Dr. Samuel “Dub” Oliver Mailing Address ..............One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670 Main Switchboard ............................................... 903-935-7963 Admissions Office ............................................. 1-800-804-ETBU Website............................................................. www.etbu.edu Athletics Affiliation ......................................... NCAA Division III Mascot ..............................................................................Tigers School Colors ...................................................Navy and Gold Enrollment (Fall 2011) ....................................................... 1,214 Student/Faculty Ratio ........................................................ 15:1 Average Class Size ................................................................ 20

EMBRACING FAITH.

Our faith affects, well, everything. It changes the way you think about your life and about the world around you. As ETBU students are encouraged and equipped to grow spiritually, they flourish in every other way. We want to encourage a deeper faith in Christ in our students. That means we want them to be inspired to believe and grow, not just told what to believe. We want them to experience real change, not just follow a list of rules. We’ve found that real growth and life happen best in a true community. The ETBU campus is just that -- a close-knit group of students, faculty and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. It’s more common for them to refer to ETBU as “home” than as “school.” That difference -- both formed by a common faith and encouraging a deeper faith -- matters.

ENGAGING MINDS.

College exists to educate you. But what does that mean? Does it mean you leave with a brain full of information? With skills for a better job? With a diploma to hang on the wall? All of that is part of it. We just believe there is more to education. We believe you attend college not only to educate your mind, but also to engage it. And we believe you should leave college not only with the tools for a career, but also with wisdom for life. That starts, of course, with an exceptional classroom experience. At ETBU, degreed faculty -- experts in their fields -- teach our classes. You interact with professors and classmates as you learn, and classes are small enough to allow for a true interactive learning experience.

EMPOWERING LEADERS.

The shared goal of everyone at ETBU is this: when you leave us, you leave not merely with a degree, but with a purpose. That purpose is different for everyone, but the common theme is that our students are prepared to be light to the world wherever they go, whatever they do. And that’s why we believe that college is about all of you, not just your brain. It’s about growing in the ways you want to grow -- and in the ways you can’t imagine growing. It’s about experiencing community and expanding your mind. It’s about becoming who God created you to be for the rest of your life. That only happens in a place where everyone is completely invested in that kind of campus -- where faculty and staff really know their students and pour into their lives, both in and out of the classroom -- where students’ passions aren’t replaced with information, but empowered by what they learn and how they learn it.

ETBU IS THAT KIND OF PLACE. We aren’t bragging. We’ve just been blessed with a group of people who believe where you go to college matters as much as whether you go to college. But don’t take our word for it. A place like that is better experienced than described. COME SEE FOR YOURSELF.

Learn more online at www.etbu.edu

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Athletic Training

History

Biology

Human Relations (Psychology)

-- Forensic Science Concentration

Business Administration

-- Accounting -- Management Information Systems -- Management -- Marketing

International Studies Kinesiology Mass Communication Mathematics

Chemistry

Music

Chemistry

Music/Piano Performance

-- Forensic Science Concentration

Criminal Justice Education - Elementary

-- Language Arts & Reading (English) -- Language Arts & Reading (Reading) -- Mathematics -- Science -- Social Studies -- Church Ministries

Education - Secondary -- English -- History -- Life Science -- Mathematics -- Physical Science -- Social Studies -- Spanish -- Speech

Education - All Level

-- Kinesiology/Physical Education -- Music -- Theatre Arts

English English

-- Literature Specialization

-- Writing Specialization

Music/Sacred-Music Ministry Music/Vocal Performance Nursing Political Science Psychology Religion

-- Biblical Studies -- Pastoral -- Christian Education -- Youth Education/Ministry -- Missions

Sociology Spanish Speech Communication Theatre Arts

-- with Performance Concentration -- with Design/Tech Concentration

University Studies Applied Science

(for students 25 and over) -- Criminal Justice (online options) -- University Studies

*Pre-professional programs are also available. Students interested in studying one of these programs will indicate a major in its related field.

DR. DUB OLIVER PRESIDENT

B.S.E. Education, Baylor University M.S.E. Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University P.H.D., Educational Administration, Texas A&M University Phone: 903-923-2222 E-Mail: doliver@etbu.edu

Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver completed his second full academic year as the 12th President of East Texas Baptist University in 2010-2011. Dr. Oliver officially became President on June 1, 2009, succeeding Dr. Bob E. Riley who retired after 17 years of service to ETBU. Dr. Oliver was elected President by the ETBU Board of Trustees on Oct. 15, 2008. Dr. Oliver had served as Vice President for Student Life at Baylor University in Waco from 2005-08. He had been employed in various positions at Baylor for 16 years upon his election as President of ETBU. A native of San Antonio, Oliver is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. Oliver earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M as well. He is also a licensed and ordained Baptist minister having served from October 2003 to May 2009 as the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Crawford, Texas. Dr. Oliver came to Baylor in April 1992 from Texas A&M University to serve as Director of Student Activities. In June 1999, he took on additional responsibilities as the Associate Dean for Campus Life. Then, in June 2001, Dr. Oliver was promoted to be the Dean for Student Development, a post he held until June 2005 when he was named Assistant Vice President for Student Life. For a year he served as Interim Vice President for Student Life before being named the Vice President for Student Life. Dr. Oliver has also served Baylor as a Visiting Professor in the Hankamer School of Business, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, and Interim University Chaplain. He served in the United States Air Force stationed at Carswell Air Force Base in the late 1980’s. Before entering graduate school, he was a third-grade teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Dr. Oliver’s wife, Susie, was an adjunct faculty member and full-time cheerleader coach at Baylor. Their daughter, Callie, graduated from high school in May 2010 and is currently a student at Baylor.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to East Texas Baptist University! This is an excellent University for students who are interested in the best in learning, living and faith. One of the advantages of the American system of higher education is the great diversity of institutions, and ETBU is one of only a few remaining distinctly Christian universities. At ETBU, we believe that all truth is God’s truth so we study and learn from a Christian worldview. Most colleges and universities in our nation today separate faith and learning. We integrate them. And, while we accept students of all faiths and no faith, we are unapologetically committed to fulfilling God’s call for us as an institution under the banner of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you or someone you know would flourish in a university setting characterized by close community, meaningful interaction, excellent teaching, robust student life, and a desire not just to earn a degree but to also fulfill God’s purpose for his or her life, explore our website (www.etbu.edu) and then come to campus and experience for yourself why we are so excited about East Texas Baptist University. Go Tigers!

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JANAE SCHLABSSHIRLEY HEAD COACH

Alma Mater: East Texas Baptist University

Phone: 903-923-2240 E-Mail: jshirley@etbu.edu

Former Tiger outfielder Janae SchlabsShirley has made quite an impact as head coach of her alma mater’s softball program in just four seasons. Consider this: when Shirley became the fourth head coach in the program’s history immediately following the 2007 season, after two years as an assistant coach, ETBU was no longer considered a perennial title contender in the American Southwest Conference. The Tigers were still finding a way to qualify for the annual conference tournament, something that has never eluded an ETBU team in any year of eligibility, but beyond that other programs in the league had taken up the ASC softball banner on a national level. But Shirley -- the team’s starting left fielder in 2004 and 2005 -- remembered a time when the Tigers were the beasts of the conference. During its run of five straight conference championships from 2000-04, ETBU was the only team to make an NCAA regional tournament appearance (three, from 2002-04). The Tigers had more All-Americans during this span than any other ASC schools combined. It was those memories -- and simple pride in the program as a former player -- that has driven Shirley as coach of the Tigers. From the get-go, she has focused on recruiting good fits for the program and upgrading the team’s overall talent level. And, with lightning speed -- again, in just four years -- Shirley has led another elevation of the Tiger softball program to national recognition. Things started a bit slowly, in 2008, her first season. The Tigers won their first nine games that year and returned to the NFCA national rankings for the first time since the opening of the 2005 season. But by the end of the year ETBU had once again qualified for the ASC Tournament as the No. 3 seed from the East Division, but the Tigers were bounced from the championship tournament in three games. Entering 2009, the Tigers were armed with Shirley’s first full recruiting class as head coach. The results were almost instant -- ETBU shocked the conference as an upset winner of the ASC East Division in the regular season, ascending to as high as No. 1 in the national rankings for the first time since 2004. The Tigers were again knocked out of the conference tournament prematurely but had impressed enough to earn the right to host the 2009 West Regional for the first time. ETBU then finished third at the regional, suffering a dramatic 2-1, walkoff loss to Linfield in the final game of the season. ETBU began the 2010 season as the No. 2 team in the nation but the Tigers struggled at times. Entering the final day of the regular season, ETBU needed a win over rival Louisiana College and some help elsewhere around the conference to clinch a conference tournament berth. The Tigers got in, but just barely, and were again denied a shot at the conference title by going just 2-2 at the postseason tournament. There were no guarantees for a return trip to the NCAAs, and the Tigers anxiously waited for two weeks before being awarded an at-large bid to the regional in Pineville, La., where ETBU hadn’t won a game since the 2004 season -- a streak of 12 straight losses. The Tigers squeaked by Mississippi College in the regional opener and then were upset by second-year program Southwestern, making its first NCAA appearance, in the second round. ETBU then had to hold off rival UT Tyler in a late elimination game on day two of the tournament, winning in walk-off fashion after a late Tyler rally had tied the game in regulation. That win sparked a magical run, however, by the Tigers. ETBU put together four straight wins -- including two over Louisiana College, snapping that 12-game losing streak -- to win its first ever regional

championship and berth in the World Series in Eau Claire, Wisc. At the nationals, the Tigers then went 4-0 -- including three wins after trailing in the fifth inning -- and won the program’s first national championship with a walk-off infield single in the bottom of the seventh that capped a two-run rally. That capped Shirley’s first three years -- not a bad rebuilding job. In 2011, with the pressure of playing as defending national champions, a young ETBU team with just one senior in its starting lineup, three regular freshmen starters and a revamped pitching staff, managed to once again win the ASC East Division for the second time in three years. The Tigers then overcame an early loss in the ASC Tournament with three straight wins on the final day to earn the program’s first ASC title in seven years,

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and sixth overall. As far as championship banners go, it was the final skin on the wall for Shirley’s Tigers, who have now won a national championship, a conference championship, two ASC East titles, and made three straight NCAA playoff appearances in just four seasons. Coach Shirley and her staff were named the NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year following the national title run in 2010. This past season, the staff was also voted the ASC East Coaching Staff of the Year for the second time in three seasons. Through four seasons as head coach, Shirley has posted a 141-45 record, a winning percentage of .758. Her 100th coaching victory came in the first elimination game of the 2010 regional at Pineville, La., when the Tigers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to steal a 3-2 victory over rival Louisiana College and send ETBU to its first regional championship game. Over the last three seasons, however, Shirley’s teams have gone 115-30, a winning percentage of a whopping .793. During her playing career, the Tigers made two straight trips to the NCAA Tournament from 2003-04. The program also won the final two of its five straight ASC championships. Shirley earned All-ASC East honors as a senior in 2005, her second year as a starter. She endured an injuryfilled first season at ETBU after transferring from Midland College but returned in 2004 to take over the starting job in left field, hitting .290 in 39 games. She also committed just one error. Her senior season in ‘05 saw her post a perfect record defensively, with no errors in 42 chances. A native of Hereford, Texas, Janae is the daughter of Ray and Charla Schlabs. She received a B.S.E. in Biology from ETBU in May of 2005 after received an associate’s degree from Midland College in 2002. Janae played volleyball, basketball, softball and also ran track at Hereford High School, where she graduated in 2000. At Midland College, she played on a squad that finished fourth at the NJCAA national tournament. Janae and her husband, Guy, were married in the summer of 2007. Guy is a former ETBU baseball player who also works on staff as assistant softball coach. Janae and Guy welcomed their first child, son Carter, in October of 2009.

COACH SHIRLEY YEAR-BY-YEAR COLLEGIATE COACHING RECORD Year 2011

School Overall WinPct East Texas Baptist 36-9 .800 -- ASC Champions -- ASC East Division Champions

2010

East Texas Baptist 40-12 -- National Champions

.769

2009

East Texas Baptist 39-9 -- ASC East Champions

.813

2008

East Texas Baptist 26-15 -- ASC Tournament qualifier

.839

OVERALL

141-45

.758

GUY SHIRLEY ASSISTANT COACH

Alma Mater: East Texas Baptist University

Phone: 903-923-2240 E-Mail: etbusoftball@etbu.edu

THE SHIRLEY FAMILY Guy, Carter and Janae

Guy Shirley is the husband of ETBU head coach Janae Shirley and has worked on staff since the 2008 season. A native of Marshall, Texas, Guy played college baseball as a pitcher at LSU-Shreveport before transferring to ETBU to play one season in 2001. At Marshall High School, he was an all-district selection and was selected to play in the East Texas All-Star game following a senior season under coach Jackie Lloyd that saw the Mavericks go 30-9 and finish in the Class 5A regional quarterfinals. Shirley also played in the 2000 Stan Musial World Series as a member of the Ark-La-Tex Indians. Guy is the son of C.R. Shirley and Laura Harrington. He has one brother and sister-and-law, Chuck and Marti Shirley, and also has two nieces, Madeline and Maci. He and Janae were married in the summer of 2007, and they welcomed their first child, son Carter, in October of 2009.

BILL GALLOWAY ASSISTANT COACH

Alma Mater: Indiana University

Phone: 903-923-2240 E-Mail: wgalloway@etbu.edu

It is a comfortable feeling for ETBU head softball coach Janae Shirley during a game when she knows at any time she can lean on the knowledge and experience of a coaching Hall of Famer who has over 900 Division I head coaching victories on his resume. The Tigers are certainly fortunate to have Bill Galloway on staff for that very reason. Shortly after retiring following a 20-year run as head coach at Louisiana Tech, Coach Galloway joined the ETBU staff in 2003 as a part-time assistant coach. He continued to work with the program’s pitchers and in general off and on through the 2007 season. When that season ended, Shirley was named head coach. Her first move was to promote Galloway to a full-time top assistant coach on staff. “Coach Galloway offers so much to me as a coach and to our program as a whole,” Shirley says. “The experience and knowledge that he brings to our staff is priceless. He has a deep knowledge of pitching and also has a wealth of contacts all over the country that are a tremendous asset in our recruiting efforts. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with and learn from a coach with such experience, and one that I respect so much.” Coach Galloway was inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame in 2001 and spent 20 years as head softball coach at Louisiana Tech. He joined the Lady Tiger staff as a part-time pitching coach in 2003 and 2004, then rejoined the program on a part-time basis in 2006. Galloway has a wealth of fast-pitch coaching experience at the Division I level following stints as head coach at Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M. He has a 934-421 record (.689 winning percentage) at D-I, and his Louisiana Tech teams posted at least 30 wins in a season 16 times. That includes a 52-18 mark in his first season in Ruston in 1982. The Lady Techsters made seven straight trips to the NCAA postseason under Galloway from 1983-89, including a fifth-place finish in the 1983 World Series. Overall, Tech finished with eight playoff appearances under Galloway. In his career, Galloway had 11 players selected as All-American and has 10 former players currently working as head coaches at the collegiate level. He has coached 44 Regional All-Americans, and his players’ graduation rate ranks in the top 20 percent of NCAA schools. In just his second season on staff at ETBU as part-time pitching coach in 2004, the Lady Tigers went 41-5 and finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation in NCAA Division III. The ETBU staff that season, with Galloway serving as pitching coach, posted a 1.34 ERA and had four players -- Mandie McConnell, Kristen Abernathy, Ashley Stout and Carrie Mills -- finish with at least seven wins. The staff also held opponents to a .213 batting average in 46 games. Over the last two years, Galloway has coached a pitching staff that led ETBU to 115 victories. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Galloway holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Russian-Soviet Studies. He has also served in the United States Army. Coach Galloway and his wife, Liguya, moved to Marshall from Ruston, La., in 2007.

KEELY SCHLABS

DIRECTOR OF SOFTBALL OPERATIONS Alma Mater: East Texas Baptist University

Phone: 903-923-2240 E-Mail: etbusoftball@etbu.edu

2012 TIGER SOFTBALL ROSTER NUMERICAL No. Name 1 Kayla Garcia 2 Kristin Wersterfer 3 Lacy Liles 4 Sara Clements 5 Beck Young 6 Maranda Westbrook 7 Lya Swaner 8 Jessica Delgado 9 Jordan Bullard 10 Alyssa Romero 11 Kelly Skelton 12 Allison Burton 13 Christy Dowdy 14 Mallory Westbrook 15 Ashton Brey 17 Brittany Sherman 19 Erin Garcia 20 Kristina Cordova 23 Lauren Derting 24 Shelby Klein 25 Lauren Fedor 26 Kaylee Davis 28 Lana Dominguez

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

Ht. 5-5 5-1 5-7 5-7 5-3 4-10 5-4 5-8 5-3 5-6 5-6 5-4 5-3 5-2 5-4 5-1 5-8 5-2 5-10 5-2 5-6 5-7 5-5

Class Fr.-HS So.-1Y So.-TR Fr.-HS Jr.-2Y Fr.-HS Jr.-2Y Fr.-HS Fr.-RS So.-1Y Jr.-TR Sr.-1Y Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Sr.-2Y Fr.-HS Jr.-2Y So.-1Y Jr.-TR Jr.-TR Fr.-HS So.-TR Jr.-TR

Hometown Navasota, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Elysian Fields, Texas Pearland, Texas Marshall, Texas Rusk, Texas St.Paul, Texas Arlington, Texas Mesquite, Texas Humble, Texas Marshall, Texas Bullard, Texas Conroe, Texas Rusk, Texas Lindale, Texas Anahuac, Texas Navasota, Texas Cypress, Texas Cedar Park, Texas Seattle, Wash. Canton, Texas Carthage, Texas Georgetown, Texas

ALPHABETICAL No. Name 15 Ashton Brey 9 Jordan Bullard 12 Allison Burton 4 Sara Clements 20 Kristina Cordova 26 Kaylee Davis 8 Jessica Delgado 23 Lauren Derting 28 Lana Dominguez 13 Christy Dowdy 25 Lauren Fedor 19 Erin Garcia 1 Kayla Garcia 24 Shelby Klein 3 Lacy Liles 10 Alyssa Romero 17 Brittany Sherman 11 Kelly Skelton 7 Lya Swaner 2 Kristin Wersterfer 14 Mallory Westbrook 6 Maranda Westbrook 5 Beck Young

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

Ht. 5-4 5-3 5-4 5-7 5-2 5-7 5-8 5-10 5-5 5-3 5-6 5-8 5-5 5-2 5-7 5-6 5-1 5-6 5-4 5-1 5-2 4-10 5-3

Class Sr.-2Y Fr.-RS Sr.-1Y Fr.-HS So.-1Y So.-TR Fr.-HS Jr.-TR Jr.-TR Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Jr.-2Y Fr.-HS Jr.-TR So.-TR So.-1Y Fr.-HS Jr.-TR Jr.-2Y So.-1Y Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Jr.-2Y

Hometown Lindale, Texas Mesquite, Texas Bullard, Texas Pearland, Texas Cypress, Texas Carthage, Texas Arlington, Texas Cedar Park, Texas Georgetown, Texas Conroe, Texas Canton, Texas Navasota, Texas Navasota, Texas Seattle, Wash. Elysian Fields, Texas Humble, Texas Anahuac, Texas Marshall, Texas St.Paul, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Rusk, Texas Rusk, Texas Marshall, Texas

ETBU SOFTBALL DIRECTORY Janae Schlabs-Shirley Head Coach ........................................ 903-923-2240 Bill Galloway, Assistant Coach............................................... 903-923-2240 Guy Shirley, Assistant Coach ................................................ 903-923-2240 Keely Schlabs, Director of Softball Operations ........................ 903-923-2240 Kent Reeves, Director of Athletics ......................................... 903-923-2226 Karen Jackson, Athletics/Kinesiology Secretary ...................... 903-923-2228 David Weaver, Sports Information Director ............................ 903-923-2129 Katie Edwards, Athletic Trainer ............................................. 903-923-2227 Randy Pringle, Facilities Director ........................................... 903-923-2233

#15/UTL • Ashton

BREY

5’4” Senior - 2Y Lindale, Texas (Lindale HS/Carl Albert State)

#9/P • Jordan

BULLARD

5’3” Freshman - RS Mesquite, Texas (John Horn HS)

Ashton Shaye Brey...born Dec. 28, 1989... daughter of Robert and Tammie Brey...one brother, RJ, and one sister-in-law, Jennifer... Mass Communication major with a Spanish minor...plans are to attend graduate school at ETBU to earn Master of Education, then teach Spanish and coach softball.

Jordan Lynne Bullard...born April 22, 1922... daughter of Jimmy and Debbie Bullard...has one brother, Josh...majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology...Fellowship Church... enjoys playing racquetball, eating junk food, is a Texas Rangers fan...plans to attend physical therapy and become a physical therapist.

AT ETBU 2011 (Junior) -- First-team All-ASC East Division outfielder...first-team NFCA All-West Region...ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and Academic All-District...only player from the American Southwest Conference to earn Academic All-American status...named ASC East Pitcher of the Week on March 28...hit .399 with a team-high 55 hits, 39 runs scored and was a perfect 26 of 26 in stolen bases...finished 5-1 as a pitcher with a 1.52 ERA in 27 2/3 innings, with 12 strikeouts and one save...began the year by hitting in 14 of the first 17 games...had at least two hits in a game 18 times...had a season-high three hits in a game three times...stole three bases in a game twice...went 2 for 4 with three RBI and a triple vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (2/22)...was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, an RBI and a double vs. Huntingdon College (3/12)...scored three runs and was 2 for 2 with two RBI at Millsaps College (3/13/11)...was 3 for 4 with a double, triple and four RBI at Ozarks (3/19)...went 3 for 3 with two runs scored vs. Chapman (3/26)...went 3 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored at LeTourneau (4/5)...had a streak of three straight games from April 12-April 16 where she combined to go 6 for 9 with five runs scored and two RBI and four stolen bases...picked up wins in relief in both ends of a doubleheader sweep over Mississippi College (3/22)...in that sweep she pitched a total of 6 2/3 innings of relief and allowed no earned runs on five hits... picked up the win with four innings of two-hit relief of a 6-1 win over Mississippi College in first round of ASC Tournament (4/30). 2010 (Sophomore) -- Transferred to ETBU from Carl Albert State College but played in just 24 games due to injury suffered in mid-March...returned in May to provide some depth off the bench during the Tigers’ run to the 2010 NCAA National Championship...finished with six multiple-hit games... had a season-high three hits with two runs scored vs. Husson University (3/17)...went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI vs. Schreiner (3/5)...went 2 for 3 with two RBI vs. Concordia Texas (3/6)...scored a season-high three runs vs. Alma College (3/12)...was a combined 5 for 9 with two RBI and two runs scored in first three games of four-game set with Ozarks before suffering injury (3/19-3/20)...returned to the lineup on May 14 with a defensive appearance against Mississippi College in first round of NCAA Regional at Pineville, La. (5/14).

AT ETBU 2011 (Freshman) -- Pitched in six games and had a 3-0 record with a 1.50 ERA before suffering a season-ending injury...tossed 28 innings as a freshman and opponents hit just .225 against her...received a medical redshirt due to the injury...tossed a complete-game victory with nine hits allowed, three earned runs and six strikeouts in a 5-3 win over HardinSimmons (2/18)...allowed just two hits and struck out two in 6 2/3 innings of work in a 5-0 win over Trinity (2/26)...pitched a complete-game threehitter with three strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Texas Lutheran (3/4).

AT CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE 2009 (Freshman) -- Second-team NJCAA All-Region as a freshman in 2009…pitched in regional tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City…hit .386 with six doubles, 15 RBI and 19 runs scored as a freshman in 2009. AT LINDALE HIGH SCHOOL Four-time All-District selection in softball and volleyball…District 11-4A Utility Player of the Year as a senior in 2008…was named 11-4A Defensive Player of the Year, All-East Texas honorable mention as an outfielder in 2007…named first-team All-District 15-3A outfielder and All-East Texas as a sophomore in 2006…second-team All-District 15-3A outfielder as a freshman…three-year varsity cheerleader and 2007 USAA National Cheerleading Award winner…National Honor Society, FFA, SADD, NSHAA, Who’s Who and Class Duchess…named Homecoming Queen…was Academic All-District in softball and volleyball four times…2007 Academic All-State volleyball... coached by Michelle Pruitt.

AT MESQUITE HORN HIGH SCHOOL Three-time All-District...as a sophomore was second-team All-District and earned first-team All-District honors as a junior...was District Pitcher of the Year as a senior in 2010...also was three-time Academic All-District... coached by Patty Dyer.

#12/P • Allison

BURTON

5’4” Senior - 1Y Bullard, Texas (Bullard HS/Lon Morris JC)

Allison Rose Burton...born July 11, 1990... daughter of Scott and Catherine Burton...has two sisters, Jessica and Cassie, and one brother, Berry...Nursing major...transferred to ETBU from Lon Morris College prior to last season... Fellowship of Christian Athletes...American Cancer Society...enjoys reading, Pinterest, hanging out with friends...plans on becoming a pediatric oncology nurse. AT ETBU 2011 (Junior) -- Transferred from Lon Morris College prior to the season and played in 17 games, all in reserve...scored three runs and finished with eight official at-bats. AT LON MORRIS COLLEGE Played in 40 games and hit .286 with 34 hits, five doubles and 13 RBI as a sophomore in 2010. AT BULLARD HIGH SCHOOL Three-time All-District...third-team All-State...played on 2008 district championship team...four-time Academic All-District...coached by Billy Holcomb.

#20/INF • Kristina

CORDOVA

5’2” Sophomore - 2Y Cypress, Texas (Cy-Woods HS) Kristina Denea Cordova...born Oct. 29, 1990... daughter of Henry and Naomi Cordova...has two brothers, Jacob and Henry...Elementary Education major with a Math specialization... career plans are to teach third-grade math. AT ETBU 2011 (Redshirt Freshman) -- Played in 27 games while starting 21 at second base...hit .277 with 13 RBI...had three multi-hit games...had a season-high three hits with two RBI vs. Texas-Tyler (4/7)...ended the season on a four-game hitting streak in the postseason...delivered the game-winning, walk-off infield RBI single that gave ETBU its first ASC championship since 2004 (4/30)...committed just two errors in 84 chances at second base. 2010 (Freshman) -- Played in just five games before suffering a seasonending knee injury...was off to a great start offensively, with five hits in her first 11 at-bats (.455) including two doubles and three RBI before the injury. AT CY-WOODS HIGH SCHOOL Played on 2008-09 district championship team...second-team All-State and District 15-5A MVP following senior season in 2009...second-team All-District, Cy-Woods Defensive MVP as a junior in 2008...also played basketball...FCA and Key Club...coached by Cliff Bond.

#19/P • Erin

GARCIA

#10/OF • Alyssa

ROMERO

5’6” Sophomore - 1Y Humble, Texas (Atascocita HS) Alyssa Joelle Romero...born June 12, 1992... daughter of Joel and Aleida Romero...has two brothers, Andrew and Jacob, one sister-in-law, Michelle, and one nephew, AJ...Secondary Education major with a minor in Life Science... National Honor Society...enjoys watching football, baseball and spending time with family... wants to become a high school Biology teacher and softball coach. AT ETBU 2011 (Freshman) -- Played in 45 games and started 41...hit .347 with two home runs and 27 RBI...had just one error in 40 chances defensively... had a .471 slugging percentage, third-highest on team...also scored 30 runs for third-highest total on team...RBI total was third on team, and tied for second on team in doubles (7)...finished third on team in total bases with 57...power potential with a team-best 40 fly-ball outs...hit .538 (7 for 13) with a runner on third and less than two out...finished the season by hitting in seven of the final eight games, including a four-game postseason hitting streak...had a season-high three hits in a game twice...went 2 for 3 with a triple and season-high four RBI at Millsaps College (3/12)...doubled and drove in two in her first collegiate game, vs. Hardin-Simmons (2/18)... went 2 for 3 with three RBI and a double at Millsaps (3/13)...went 3 for 3 with an RBI at Ozarks (3/19)...homered and drove in two at Texas-Tyler (4/2)...went 3 for 3 with two RBI vs. Texas-Tyler in ASC Tournament semifinal (4/30). AT ATASCOCITA HIGH SCHOOL Four-time All-District, including three first-team selections...two-time Most Valuable Player...Fighting Eagle Player of the Year as a freshman... National Honor Society...coached by Lori Kittrell.

5’9” Junior - 3Y Cypress, Texas (Cy-Woods HS) Kristina Denea Cordova...born Oct. 29, 1990... daughter of Henry and Naomi Cordova...has two brothers, Jacob and Henry...Elemenary Education major with a Math specialization... career plans are to teach third-grade math. AT ETBU 2011 (Redshirt Sophomore) -- Erin Elizabeth Garcia...born Sept. 4, 1989...daughter of Sam and Mary Garcia...has one sister, Kayla, who is a freshman at ETBU...Kinesiology major with a minor in Writing...enjoys driving, listening to music, playing CatchPhrase, spending time with friends... plans to become a coach. 2010 (Sophomore) -- Medical redshirt while recovering from injury. 2009 (Freshman) -- Second-team All-ASC East Division after going 6-3 with a 1.29 ERA in 59 2/3 innings...slowed by injury through the first half of the season but came on strong by winning her first six decisions... pitched at least seven innings in three of her eight starts...allowed two earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in her first career start, a 3-2 complete-game win over top-ranked UT Tyler (4/14)...tossed a completegame shutout with just three hits allowed and nine strikeouts of a 1-0 win over Louisiana College (4/21)...allowed more than three hits in a start just three times...lost her final three starts of the year, all in the postseason, but got just one run in run support in those three games. AT NAVASOTA HIGH SCHOOL Four-time Most Valuable Player...All-District...three-time Academic AllDistrict...coached by Joseph Schultz.

#11/OF • Kelly

SKELTON

5’6” Junior - 1Y (TR) Marshall, Texas (Marshall HS/UT Tyler) Kelly Faye Skelton...born Jan. 24, 1991... daughter of Mark and Laura Skelton...has one sister, Kristina...All-Level Kinesiology major... transferred from UT Tyler prior to last season and sat out a redshirt season...enjoys being with friends and family, reading and traveling...plans on becoming an English teacher and softball coach. AT ETBU 2011 (Sophomore) -- Redshirt and did not play after transferring from the University of Texas-Tyler. AT MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL Three-time All-District selection...was first-team All-District, honorable mention All-State, first-team All-East Texas and first-team All Harrison/ Marion County as a senior in 2009...first-team All-District, first-team AllEast Texas and first-team All Harrison-Marion County as a junior in 2008... first-team All-District as a sophomore in 2007...set single-season record for stolen bases at Marshall with 33, and set career stolen base mark with 81...coached by Jon Purifoy.

#7/C • Lya

SWANER

5’4” Junior - 2Y St. Paul, Texas (Wylie HS) Lya Michelle Swaner...born Jan. 30, 1991... daughter of Kent and Lynn Swaner...has a double major, in Biology and Chemistry... serves on the ASC Student Athlete Advisory Committee...Habitat for Humanity...plans to attend medical school and become an ER doctor. AT ETBU 2011 (Sophomore) -- Second-team NFCA All-West Region and honorable mention All-ASC East Division...finished as team’s batting leader with a .407 average...played in 43 games, with 42 starts in team’s total of 45 games...ASC All-Academic team and Dean’s List with Honors...had at least two hits in a game 12 times...hit safely in 30 of 43 games played...was remarkably consistent at the plate, going more than two games without a hit just once during the season...season-high three hits twice...finished third on the team in hits, with 44...was also second on the team in stolen bases, with 14...went 2 for 3 with a double vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (2/22)...went 2 for 3 with two runs scored vs. Trinity (2/26)...went 3 for 3 with a run scored and two stolen bases vs. Chapman (3/26)...was 2 for 2 with two RBI at LeTourneau (4/5)...was 3 for 4 with two runs scored vs. LeTourneau (4/16)...went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two stolen bases in NCAA Regional opener vs. Mississippi College (5/13). 2010 (Freshman) -- Started and caught every game as a freshman on 2010 NCAA National Champions...Dean’s List with Honors...hit .271 with 35 hits and 19 runs scored...season-high three hits vs. Texas-Dallas (4/13)... went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire (3/13)...scored two runs in NCAA National Tournament opener vs. Moravian (5/21)...had a key hit and scored a run in 5-4 victory over Linfield in national championship game (5/24). AT WYLIE HIGH SCHOOL Three-time first-team All-District, four-time Hustle Award winner...AllAcademic…National Honor Society…Academic All-District and Birmingham Scholar....coached by Heather Damron.

#2/INF • Kristin

WERSTERFER

5’1” Sophomore - 1Y New Braunfels, Texas (New Braunfels HS) Kristin Leigh Wersterfer...born Oct. 31, 1991... daughter of Kevin and Caroline Wersterfer... has one sister, Kellie...Elementary Education major with a minor in Reading...Mission New Braunfels, FCA, CYO, Heart of Hope, Relay for Life...enjoys wakeboarding, floating the river, fishing, camping, being with friends and family...plans to become a teacher and work with special education. AT ETBU 2011 (Freshman) -- Started every game at shortstop for the American Southwest Conference champions...hit .295 with a home run, 17 RBI and 38 runs scored...was third on the team in on-base percentage (.440) and second in runs scored...also was second on team in doubles, with seven... led team with 31 walks and 171 plate appearances...had a season-high four hits, an RBI and a double in ASC Championship game win over Texas-Tyler (4/30)...was a combined 8 for 14 with seven runs scored, three RBI and three doubles in four-game tournament swing at Millsaps Tournament...walked three times and scored twice vs. Mississippi College (3/22)...was 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI at Ozarks (3/19)... homered and drove in two runs in second game of series at Ozarks AT

KRISTIN WERSTERFER, continued (3/18)...went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and a double vs. Louisiana College (4/22)...went 2 for 4 against Mississippi College in ASC Tournament opener (4/28)...went 2 for 4 with an RBI in NCAA Regional vs. ClaremontMudd-Scripps (5/13). AT NEW BRAUNFELS HIGH SCHOOL Played volleyball and softball...three-time All-District and Academic AllDistrict...also was All-Comal County...coached by Eva Harshmann.

#5/INF • Beck

YOUNG

5’3” Junior - 2Y Marshall, Texas (Marshall HS) Rebecca Katherine Young...born July 3, 1991...daughter of Steve and Karen Young... has two sisters, Jennifer and Erin...Kinesiology major with a double minor in Business and Psychology...wants to coach high school or college softball. AT ETBU 2011 (Sophomore) -- Second-team NFCA All-West Region and All-ASC East Division first-team...hit .396 with two home runs and 25 RBI...led team in slugging percentage (.509), on-base percentage (.500) and hitby-pitch (11)...finished the season by hitting in 15 of the final 16 games of the season, including all seven postseason games...was 21 for 50 (.420) with four doubles and nine RBI during that stretch...hit ..538 (7 for 13) with four RBI during the first four games of the season...went 2 for 3 with a home run and season-high five RBI vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (3/5)...went 3 for 4 with two RBI vs. Huntingdon College (3/13)...was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI at Ozarks (3/18)...went combined 5 for 7 with three RBI in doubleheader sweep of Texas-Dallas (4/12)...was 3 for 3 with three RBI vs. Louisiana College (4/22). 2010 (Freshman) -- NFCA All-West Region...named to the 2010 NCAA National Tournament All-Tournament team...All-ASC East Division firstteam and All-ASC Tournament team...ASC East Hitter of the Week...led team with 50 RBI, the second-most RBI in a season by freshman in the program’s history...drove in three or more runs in a game seven times... finished with a .345 average, five home runs and 50 RBI...was 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI vs. Farmingdale State (3/12)...went 3 for 4 with four RBI vs. Moravian (3/13)...finished 2 for 4 with three RBI and a double vs. Ozarks (3/19)...had a season-high six RBI with three hits, two doubles and a home run vs. LeTourneau (4/6)...homered and drove in three runs vs. Texas-Dallas (4/13)...was 2 for 3 with a home run vs. Louisiana College (4/25)...beginning with the April 25 matchup against Louisiana College, had four straight games with two hits, a span that saw her go 8 for 13 with seven RBI, four doubles and a home run...doubled and tripled in ASC Tournament opening win vs. Concordia Texas (4/29)...doubled twice and had an RBI in ASC Tournament loss vs. Texas-Tyler (4/30)...had two hits and two RBI in ASC Tournament win over Hardin-Simmons (4/30)... was 2 for 3 with an RBI double in 5-4 NCAA Championship game win over Linfield (5/24). AT MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL District Newcomer of the Year as a freshman…four-time All-District…Offensive MVP and All-East Texas as a junior in 2008…played on 2006 district championship team…National Honor Society, Crimestoppers...coached by Jon Purifoy.

#4/OF • Sara

CLEMENTS

5’7” Freshman - HS St. Paul, Texas (Wylie HS)

Sara Beth Clements...born Sept. 25, 1992... daughter of Clint and Becky Clements...has one sister, Madison...Athletic Training major... enjoys hanging out with friends and family... plans to become a sports physical therapist. AT PEARLAND HIGH SCHOOL Played on back-to-back district championship teams... member of 2010 Class 5A state champions...team was state runnerup in 2009...earned honorable mention All-District honors in 2010 and was second-team All-District in 2011...team finished third at state tournament last spring...was a 2011 Academic All-American...coached by Laneigh Clark.

#26/P • Kaylee

DAVIS

5’7” Sophomore - TR Carthage, Texas (Carthage HS) Kaylee Danielle Davis...born March 30, 1992...daughter of Daniel and Kim Davis... one sibling, Kellan Davis...Education major... Deadwood United Methodist Church...enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, shopping and reading...wants to become a high school teacher and coach softball. AT TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY 2011 (Freshman) -- Went 8-8 with a 6.01 ERA in 71.0 innings pitched for the Pioneers...appeared in a total of 26 games, with 13 starts...struck out 53...allowed three hits and struck out three in five innings of relief work in a 6-5 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville (4/22)...struck out seven and allowed just one earned run in a complete-game 7-1 win over A&M-Kingsville (4/21)...pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief and got the win by allowing no earned runs on five hits in a 7-4 win over Texas A&M International (3/3)... struck out seven and allowed two earned runs in relief against St. Mary’s University (2/13). AT CARTHAGE HIGH SCHOOL Four-year varsity letterwinner...as a freshman in 2007 was District MVP, All-East Texas Newcomer of the Year...as a sophomore in 2008 was honorable mention All-State, All-East Texas first-team, All-District...as a junior in 2009 was third-team All-State, first-team All-State as a pitcher, first-team All-District pitcher, first-team All-East Texas pitcher, and Academic All-District...as a senior in 2010 was first-team All-District pitcher, second-team All-State, Texas High School All-Star and Academic All-District...coached by Jenni Morgan.

#8/INF • Jessica

DELGADO

5’8” Freshman - HS Arlington, Texas (Martin HS) Jessica Kimberly Delgado...born April 16, 1993...daughter of Pablo and Elvia Delgado... two brothers, Carlos and Anthony...Math major with a Kinesiology minor...T-Ball coach and church retreat leader...does community service work as a volunteer...enjoys drawing...wants to be a high school coach and math teacher. AT ARLINGTON MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL Four-time All-District, with three first-team selections...Defensive Player of the Year...three-time Academic All-District first-team...won two Golden Gloves...two-time Offensive Player of the Year...All-Star MVP...MVP ASA Nationals first-bracket game...coached by Cathy Rudy.

#23/P • Lauren

DERTING

5’10” Junior - TR Cedar Park, Texas (Leander HS/Mississippi Valley State) Lauren Kristen Derting...born June 2, 1990... daughter of Kevin and Melissa Derting...has two sisters, Jennifer and Erica...Biology major with a Chemistry minor...transfer from Mississippi Valley State University...volunteer at St. Thomas More Catholic Church...mission trips to Mexico and Houston...enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends and family, and running...plans to pursue career as a physician’s assistant. AT MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY 2010 (Sophomore) -- Named to the Southwestern Athletic Conference All-Academic team...was 3-4 with a 5.55 ERA in 35 innings pitched, with 21 strikeouts...had 15 appearances, with seven starts. 2009 (Freshman) -- Member of 2009 Southwestern Athletic Conference champions...SWAC All-Academic team...was 5-4 with a 3.51 ERA in 73 innings, with 39 strikeouts and 12 starts...played in NCAA Regional tournament at Tuscaloosa, Ala., against such national powers as Alabama and Texas. AT LEANDER HIGH SCHOOL Four-time All-District, with first-team selections in 2007 and 2008...”Dazzling Dozen” for four years...played on 2008 district championship team... was named All-State as a senior in 2008...All-County and All-Region in 2008...played in the Austin area All-Star game in 2008...averaged 129 strikeouts per year for four years as a starter on the varsity...coached by Faye Fregia.

#28/INF • Lana

#25/P • Lauren

5’5” Junior - TR Georgetown, Texas (Georgetown HS/Howard College)

5’6” Freshman - HS Canton, Texas (Canton HS)

DOMINGUEZ

Lana Marie Dominguez...born March 12, 1990...daughter of Gabriel Dominguez and Lisa Hawkins...has one sister, Samantha, and one brother, Gabriel...Criminal Justice major, with a minor in Forensic Science...transfer from Howard College...assistant coach for summer league team Texas Comets Gold...enjoys doing ride-outs with police departments...wants to become a police officer. AT HOWARD COLLEGE 2011 (Sophomore) -- Hit .340 with seven home runs and 38 RBI... played in 49 games...went 3 for 4 with a double, triple and two RBI vs. Lubbock Christian (2/12)...went 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBI vs. Frank Phillips College (2/26)...went 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBI vs. Lubbock Christian (3/27)...added three hits and three RBI vs. Midland College (4/1)...was 3 for 3 with an RBI vs. Western Texas College. 2010 (Freshman) -- Hit .275 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI...had 46 hits on the year and also scored 35 runs...homered in three straight games played on Feb. 14-15...had a six-game hitting streak from Feb. 7 through Feb. 17 in which she went 10 for 18 (.556) with three home runs and eight RBI...went 3 for 4 with two RBI vs. Seminole State College (2/6)...went 3 for 3 with two home runs and three RBI vs. Odessa College (3/12)...went 2 for 3 with a double, home run and five RBI vs. Western Texas College (4/9). AT GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL Two-time first-team All-District...was first-team All-District, GHS Golden Stick Award and GHS MVP in 2007...first-team All-District, GHS MVP, GHS Golden Stick Award, All-Williamson County and played in the Austin All-Star Game in 2008...coached by Steve Vierra.

#13/INF • Christy

DOWDY

5’3” Freshman - HS Conroe, Texas (Conroe HS) Christy Jo Dowdy...born Aug. 5, 1993... daughter of Chris and Vickie Dowdy...has one sister, Brandy...Business major...Boys and Girls Club...enjoys ultimate frisbee, photography, being outdoors...career plans are undecided. AT CONROE HIGH SCHOOL Four-time All-District...was second-team All-District, team MVP and team captain as a senior in 2011...second-team All-District as a junior in 2010...second-team All-District in 2009 and honorable mention All-District as a freshman in 2008...coached by Rachel Whatley.

FEDOR

Lauren Rachel Fedor...born April 30, 1993... daughter of Patrick and Teresa Fedor...has one brother, Colton...Nursing major...plays select softball in the summer...volunteer at ETMC... Crossroads Baptist Church...enjoys spending spare time with family and friends...plans on attending graduate school and becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner. AT CANTON HIGH SCHOOL Four-time All-District selection, with two first-team All-District honors... first-team All-District third baseman and Academic All-State as a senior in 2011...earned four Academic All-District honors...team MVP and first-team All-District pitcher as a junior in 2010...second-team All-District pitcher in 2009 as a sophomore...honorable mention All-District as a freshman and named Newcomer of the Year in 2008...”Gifted and Talented” program... Student Council...was Student Council President as a senior...Interact Treasurer and President...Spanish Club, FCA and National Honor Society... coached by Aaron Slider.

#1/OF • Kayla

GARCIA

5’5” Freshman - HS Navasota, Texas (Navasota HS) Kayla Renee Garcia...born May 10, 1993... daughter of Sam and Mary Garcia...has one sister, Erin, who is a junior at ETBU...major is undecided...enjoys playing ping pong...would like to pursue a career as an equine massage therapist. AT NAVASOTA HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in softball, three-year letterwinner in volleyball and two-year letterwinner in track...season-team All-District pitcher, AllState and honorable mention utility player as a senior in 2011...All-Brazos Valley outfielder in 2011...first-team All-District and second-team All-Brazos Valley as a junior in 2010...second-team All-Brazos Valley and honorable mention All-State as a sophomore in 2009...first-team All-District and AllAcademic as a freshman in 2008...state track qualifier in 2008...coached by Lisa Marek.

#3/UTL • Lacy

LILES

5’67 Sophomore - TR Elysian Fields, Texas (Elysian Fields HS/ Stephen F. Austin State University) Lacy Elaine Liles...born Sept. 13, 1992... daughter of Robin and Cindy Liles...two brothers, Dillon and Lex...transfer from Stephen F. Austin State University...also plays basketball at ETBU...Business major with a Psychology minor...Bar None Cowboy Church...FCA and Key Club...enjoys riding horses, four-wheelers and traveling...wants to become a lawyer or a child psychologist. AT ELYSIAN FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL Four-year starter, lettering in both softball and basketball...District Offensive Player of the Year as a junior...was also named to the All-Harrison/ Marion County team as a junior and was Newcomer of the Year...was a THGCA All-State honoree as a junior and was named to the All-State Tournament team...took All-East Texas honors and All-Harrison/Marion County honors as a senior...batted .427 as a junior and .379 as a senior...set school record for hits in a single season...helped lead team to district title as both a junior and senior, guiding the Lady Jackets to the state championship game as a junior...was a TABC All-State honoree in basketball as a senior...also took multiple district and regional awards in basketball...set a school record for points in a game with 36 and points in a season with 210...was named to the Academic All-District team and Academic All-State team in both softball and basketball...member of National Honor Society... played club softball with Texas Travelers...played for Texas Elite in 2009... coached at Elysian Fields by former ETBU Tiger Lexi Langley-Commander.

#17/OF • Brittany

SHERMAN

5’1” Freshman - HS Anahuac, Texas (Anahuac HS) Brittany Susanne Sherman...born March 8, 1993...daughter of Bubba and Becky Sherman...one brother, Bruce, and one sister, Jenny...Nursing major...Old River Baptist Church...Select softball...Red Cross volunteer... Christian Caring Center...blood donor...enjoys spending time with family...wants to enter a career in nursing.

AT ANAHUAC HIGH SCHOOL First-team All-District and Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2011...first-team All-District and All-State as a junior in 2010...secondteam All-District and team Hustle Award as a sophomore in 2009... second-team All-District and regional track qualifier as a freshman in 2008...regional track qualifier and state powerlifting qualifier in 2010...also played basketball and was featured twirler in band...FCA and Spanish Club member...coached by Kelli Treybig.

#14/C • Mallory

WESTBROOK

5’2” Freshman - HS Rusk, Texas (Rusk HS)

Mallory Ann Westbrook...born Sept. 7, 1992... daughter of David and Candace Westbrook... has a twin sister, Maranda, who is also a freshman at ETBU, and one brother, Jonas... Psychology major with a minor in Business... First Baptist Church-Rusk...enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends...plans on getting a Masters in Psychology and becoming a children’s counselor. AT RUSK HIGH SCHOOL First-team All-District as a junior and senior and second-team All-District as a sophomore and freshman...four-time Academic All-District...also played volleyball and track...coached by Ashley Renner.

#6/INF • Maranda

WESTBROOK

4’10” Freshman - HS Rusk, Texas (Rusk HS)

Maranda Shain Westbrook...born Sept. 7, 1992...daughter of David and Candace Westbrook...has a twin sister, Mallory, who is also a freshman at ETBU, and one brother, Jonas... Kinesiology major...enjoys playing sports and reading. AT RUSK HIGH SCHOOL Defensive Player of the Year and All-State as a senior in 2011...was co-MVP of All-District team as a junior...first-team All-District as a sophomore...second-team All-District, third-team All-State, honorable mention All-East Texas as a freshman...four-time Academic All-District...Defensive MVP in volleyball as a senior...regional qualifier in track...coached by Ashley Renner.

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE 2012 PRESEASON BASKETBALL POLL EAST DIVISION RNK TEAM (1ST-PLACE VOTES) POINTS 2011 RECORD 1. Texas-Tyler (16) 140 40-13, 17-7 ASC 2. East Texas Baptist (5) 127 36-9, 17-5 ASC 3. Mississippi College 109 33-15, 16-8 ASC 4. Louisiana College 79 30-12, 15-9 ASC 5. LeTourneau 63 22-18, 9-15 ASC 6. Texas-Dallas 45 18-20, 7-15 ASC 7. Ozarks 25 7-33, 1-23 ASC 5-36, 2-22 Summit League -- *Centenary *Ineligible for the conference and division title Co-Preseason Players of the Year: Joey Cronin, 3B, Jr., Texas-Tyler; Brooke Smitherman, 1B, Soph., Mississippi College Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Kim Mason, RHP, Sr., Mississippi College

WEST DIVISION RNK TEAM (1ST-PLACE VOTES) 1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (15) 2. Hardin-Simmons (6) 3. Concordia Texas 4. Howard Payne 5. Texas Lutheran 6. Schreiner 7. Sul Ross State

POINTS 139 123 107 76 61 54 28

2011 RECORD 28-14, 21-3 ASC 24-19, 17-7 ASC 24-18, 15-9 ASC 15-23, 13-11 ASC 18-22, 11-13 ASC 13-25, 7-17 ASC 5-35, 0-24 ASC

Preseason Player of the Year: Taylor Namey, C, Sr., Hardin-Simmons Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Taylor Schiefelbein, LHP, Concordia

ASC SOFTBALL DIRECTORY CENTENARY COLLEGE LADIES

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE CHOCTAWS

2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71104 Head Coach: Mark Lambert Office Phone: 318-869-5094 Sports Information: Jon Stenman S.I.D. Phone: 318-869-5717 2011 Record: 5-36 (Member of Summit League)

200 South Capitol, Clinton, MS 39058 Head Coach: Brooke O’Hair Office Phone: 601-925-3361 Sports Information: David Nichols S.I.D. Phone: 601-925-3234 2011 Record: 33-15 (3rd in ASC East)

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY TEXAS TORNADOS

UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS EAGLES

11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, TX 78726 Head Coach: Denise Lira Office Phone: 512-313-4502 Sports Information: Matthew Chmura S.I.D. Phone: 512-313-4503 2011 Record: 24-18 (3rd in ASC West)

415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830 Head Coach: Laurie Adkins Office Phone: 479-979-1463 Sports Information: Josh Peppas S.I.D. Phone: 479-979-1483 2011 Record: 7-33 (7th in ASC East)

EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TIGERS

SCHREINER UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEERS

One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75650 Head Coach: Janae Schlabs-Shirley Office Phone: 903-923-2240 Sports Information: David Weaver S.I.D. Phone: 903-923-2129 2011 Record: 36-9 (ASC Champion, ASC East Champion)

2100 Memorial Blvd., Kerrville, TX 78028 Head Coach: Don Green Office Phone: 830-792-7309 Sports Information: Wayne Hinkley S.I.D. Phone: 830-792-7449 2011 Record: 13-25 (6th in ASC West)

HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY COWBOYS

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY LOBOS

2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX 79698 Head Coach: Dan Sheppard Office Phone: 325-671-2126 Sports Information: Chad Grubbs S.I.D. Phone: 325-670-1473 2011 Record: 24-19 (2nd in ASC West)

P.O. Box C-17, Alpine, TX 79832 Head Coach: Sandra Chambers Office Phone: 432-837-8277 Sports Information: Chris Kennedy S.I.D. Phone: 432-837-8673 2011 Record: 5-35 (7th in ASC West)

HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS

TEXAS LUTHERAN BULLDOGS

1000 Fisk St., Brownwood, TX 76801 Head Coach: Jose Mata Office Phone: 325-649-8970 Sports Information: Abram Choate S.I.D. Phone: 325-649-8111 2011 Record: 15-23 (4th in ASC West)

1000 West Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155 Head Coach: Wade Wilson Office Phone: 830-372-8129 Sports Information: Tim Clark S.I.D. Phone: 830-372-6877 2011 Record: 18-22 (5th in ASC West)

LeTOURNEAU UNIVERSITY YELLOWJACKETS

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-DALLAS COMETS

2100 South Mobberly Ave., Longview, TX 75607-7001 Head Coach: Kate Bell Office Phone: 903-233-3760 Sports Information: Alan Wiederhold S.I.D. Phone: 903-923-3735 2011 Record: 22-18 (5th in ASC East)

800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080-3021 Head Coach: Brad Posner Office Phone: 972-883-2394 Sports Information: Bruce Unrue S.I.D. Phone: 973-883-6308 2011 Record: 18-20 (6th in ASC East)

LOUISIANA COLLEGE WILDCATS

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-TYLER PATRIOTS

1140 College Drive, Pineville, LA 71360 Head Coach: Mark Rosier Office Phone: 318-487-7131 Sports Information: Will Tubbs S.I.D. Phone: 318-497-7590 2011 Record: 30-12 (4th in ASC East)

UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS

900 College Street, Belton, TX Head Coach: Larry Hennig Office Phone: 254-295-4170 Sports Information: Jon Wallin S.I.D. Phone: 254-295-4611 2011 Record: 28-14 (ASC West Champion)

3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799 Head Coach: Mike Reed Office Phone: 903-565-5661 Sports Information: Peyton Low S.I.D. Phone: 903-565-5661 2011 Record: 40-13 (2nd in ASC East)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE 2010-2011 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS ALL-ASC EAST DIVISION

ALL-ASC WEST DIVISION

Player of the Year: Brittani Hanna, C, Sr., Texas-Tyler Pitcher Player of the Year: Rene Schwartzenburg, RHP, Sr., Louisiana College Newcomer of the Year: Brittney Batten, 1B, So., Texas-Tyler Freshman of the Year: Shelby Parker, RHP, Fr., East Texas Baptist Co-Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Christin Mickelboro, UTL, Jr., LeTourneau; Whitney Wyly, 2B, Sr., Texas-Tyler Coaching Staff of the Year: East Texas Baptist (Janae Shirley, Bill Galloway, Guy Shirley, Porsha Harrison, Megan Beard)

Player of the Year: Jessica Rattan, SS, Sr., Concordia Texas Pitcher Player of the Year: Erica White, RHP, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor Newcomer of the Year: Blair Wallace, 1B, Jr., Hardin-Simmons Freshman of the Year: Kayla Avirett, C, Schreiner Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Ashley Silva, 1B, Sr., Howard Payne Coaching Staff of the Year: Mary Hardin-Baylor (Larry Hennig, Julie Norris)

(Listed in order of voting point totals; #, &, % indicates tie in voting)

First Team 1B Brittney Batten Brooke Smitherman 2B Jennifer Jones Whitney Wyly SS Megan Colvin 3B Joey Cronin C Brittanni Hanna OF Ashton Brey Brittany Menard Lauren Robenalt DP Sarah Finch Beck Young UTL Christin Mickelboro P Rene Schwartzenburg Kim Mason Shelby Parker

So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr.

Texas-Tyler Mississippi College Mississippi College Texas-Tyler Mississippi College Texas-Tyler Texas-Tyler East Texas Baptist Louisiana College Texas-Tyler Mississippi College East Texas Baptist LeTourneau Louisiana College Mississippi College East Texas Baptist

Huntington, TX Prattville, AL Pass Christian, MS Hardin, TX Wiggins, MS Celina, TX Mesquite, TX Lindale, TX Baton Rouge, LA San Antonio, TX Clinton, MS Marshall, TX Longview, TX Marksville, LA Lawrenceville, GA Brazoria, TX

Second Team 1B Lauryn McCurry Sara Whitehead 2B Natalie Duran SS Stephanie Harris 3B Meghan Fisher C Amber Thomas OF Mae Nowak Amanda Martin Kayla Blucher Tiffany Fuller Ali Mathis Juliana Tuel Carli Wheeler DP Emily Douglas UTL Caysie Norum P Stacy Shepherd Erin Garcia Kelsie Mercer-Stephenson

So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr.

East Texas Baptist LeTourneau Texas-Dallas Texas-Dallas East Texas Baptist Louisiana College Texas-Tyler Louisiana College LeTourneau Mississippi College Ozarks LeTourneau Louisiana College Louisiana College Texas-Dallas Texas-Tyler East Texas Baptist LeTourneau

Cleveland, OK Coppell, TX Mesquite, TX Sugar Land, TX Cypress, TX Rosepine, LA Magnolia, TX Prairieville, LA San Antonio, TX Vicksburg, MS Lebanon, MO White Oak, TX Baton Rouge, LA Gonzales, LA Conroe, TX Houston, TX Navasota, TX Baytown, TX

Honorable Mention 3B Devan Greene Kathleen Pulliam C Lya Swaner OF Ashley McPhail UTL Kelsey Brown P Katelyn Thomason Kelly Williams

Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr.

Louisiana College Mississippi College East Texas Baptist LeTourneau Louisiana College Texas-Tyler Louisiana College

Kaplan, LA Lawrenceville, GA St. Paul, TX Katy, TX Rayne, LA Spring, TX West Monroe, LA

(Listed in order of voting point totals; #, &, % indicates tie in voting)

First Team 1B Blair Wallace 2B Kaysie Creech SS Jessica Rattan 3B Caitlin Bollier C Taylor Namey OF Jodi Hierholzer Vicky Recek Austin McCormick DP Hanna White UTL Haleigh Caraway P Erica White Megann Lewis Taylor Shiefelbein

Jr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Fr.

Hardin-Simmons Mary Hardin-Baylor Concordia Texas Mary Hardin-Baylor Hardin-Simmons Hardin-Simmons Concordia Texas Mary Hardin-Baylor Mary Hardin-Baylor Howard Payne Mary Hardin-Baylor Hardin-Simmons Concordia Texas

Abilene, TX Angleton, TX Austin, TX Kerrville, TX Fort Worth, TX Karnes City, TX Bryan, TX Dawson, TX Robinson, TX Cisco, TX Lewisville, TX Italy, TX Houston, TX

Second Team 1B Megan Bohne 2B Mac Clay SS Amy Meyer 3B Erin Duhon C Kayla Avirett OF Jordan Berry Shelby McIntyre Caitlin Wells UTL Rebecca Hay P Megan Carmichael Kat Moreno Jordan Mundine

Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. Fr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor Hardin-Simmons Hardin-Simmons Concordia Texas Schreiner Concordia Texas Hardin-Simmons Mary Hardin-Baylor Schreiner Texas Lutheran Concordia Texas Texas Lutheran

College Station, TX Abilene, TX Keller, TX Cypress, TX West Columbia, TX College Station, TX Abilene, TX Spring, TX Marion, TX Yoakum, TX Cypress, TX Bastrop, TX

Honorable Mention 1B Ashley Silva Meghan Ferrell 2B Melissa Stewart Elizabeth Alvarado SS Nicole Hatley Tylene Middleton 3B Krysta Cain C Chandler Henson Brittany Johnson OF Chelsea Rios Lauren Vansickle UTL Laura Rawlings Candice Johnson P Ariel Kemmerer

Sr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So.

Howard Payne Concordia Texas Texas Lutheran Howard Payne Texas Lutheran Howard Payne Texas Lutheran Mary Hardin-Baylor Howard Payne Sul Ross State Concordia Texas Hardin-Simmons Sul Ross State Mary Hardin-Baylor

Angleton, TX Pasadena, TX Katy, TX Houston, TX Katy, TX Blanket, TX Wimberley, TX Van Alstyne, TX Texarkana, TX Pecos, TX Victoria, TX Mt. Pleasant, TX Payson, AZ Little Elm, TX

ETBU ATHLETICS East Texas Baptist University offers student-athletes, students and sports fans a wide variety of intercollegiate athletics programs from which to choose. The ETBU Athletic Department seeks to provide quality Christian education and competition for all its student-athletes. ETBU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), competing at the Division III level. Division III institutions do not offer athletic scholarships in any sports program. Student-athletes may receive financial aid through academic scholarships, grants, loans, etc., however. ETBU has been a member of Division III since 1998, joining the ranks from status as an NAIA and NCAA Division II program. ETBU joined the American Southwest Conference (ASC) in 1998. The ASC is divided into East and West Divisions, with a current total membership of 15 colleges and universities spanning Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. A 16th institution, Centenary College of Louisiana, has been accepted as a new member and will begin play in the conference in the fall of 2011. ETBU competes in the ASC East Division, which includes LeTourneau University (Longview, Texas), Louisiana College (Pineville, La.), Mississippi College (Clinton, Miss.), University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, Ark.), University of TexasDallas (Richardson, Texas) and the University of Texas-Tyler (Tyler, Texas). Centenary will join the ASC East upon joining the league. The West Division consists of Concordia University (Austin, Texas), Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas), Howard Payne University (Brownwood, Texas), McMurry University (Abilene, Texas), Schreiner University (Kerrville, Texas), Sul Ross State University (Alpine, Texas), Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, Texas), and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas). ETBU currently competes in 10 NCAA sports -- football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s cross country, softball and volleyball. The university will add men’s and women’s tennis in the fall of 2011.

ETBU CHAMPIONSHIPS/POSTSEASON APPEARANCES since 1998

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (3)

• Softball (2010, NCAA) • Men’s Soccer (1999, NCCAA; 1998, NCCAA)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (10) • Football (2003) • Volleyball (2001, 2002, 2003) • Softball (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (19) • Volleyball (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007) • Men’s Soccer (1999, 2000) • Men’s Basketball (2003) • Women’s Basketball (2000, 2002, 2007) • Softball (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011) • Baseball (2000)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (45)

• 2011-2012: Women’s Soccer • 2010-2011: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2009-2010: Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2008-2009: Volleyball, Softball • 2007-2008: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2006-2007: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball • 2005-2006: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2004-2005: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball • 2003-2004: Football, Volleyball, Softball • 2002-2003: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2001-2002: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball • 2000-2001: Women’s Basketball, Softball

The ETBU Softball team became the first Tiger program and first ASC softball program to win the NCAA national championship in 2010, closing the year with eight straight wins including a 5-4 win over Linfield College in the national championship game on May 24, 2010, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

ETBU ATHLETICS KENT REEVES

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

B.S.E., John Brown University M.S.E., Arkansas State University

Phone: 903-923-2226 E-Mail: klreeves@etbu.edu

Now in his 14th year as Director of Athletics at East Texas Baptist University, Kent Reeves has presided over the Tigers’ transformation into a solid member of the NCAA Division III ranks. Reeves, who remains the winningest coach in two athletics programs at ETBU, originally stepped down as women’s basketball coach in 1997 to assume full-time duties as athletic director. He also was named the university’s first softball coach that year and laid the foundation for a program that has become one of the best in the nation annually. Under Reeves’ guidance as AD the department has grown from just five sports in 1997 to 10 in 2010, with men’s and women’s tennis set to be added in the fall of 2011. ETBU athletics programs have consistently competed for championships in the American Southwest Conference, with nine conference titles and 17 ASC division titles since joining the Division III ranks in 1998-99. ETBU teams have combined to make 41 conference tournament appearances since 1998, and the Tiger softball program claimed the university’s first NCAA national championship last spring. Facility upgrades have also been a staple of Reeves’ time as athletic director. Since 1997, ETBU has added new playing facilities for softball, football and soccer. Various upgrades and improvements have been added to each athletics program on campus over the last 10 years. Reeves arrived at ETBU as women’s basketball coach in 1987. When he decided to step down as basketball coach following the 1996-97 season, Reeves had directed the lady Tigers to an average of 20 wins per season in his 10 years as coach. He finished with 206 wins and his teams made nine NAIA postseason appearances. As softball coach from 1998-2000, Reeves built the program from scratch and culminated with the program’s first ASC championship in 2000. He assumed AD-only duties after that season but returned to the dugout in a pinch for the 2004 season. That year, the Tigers posted a program-record 41 wins. He then took another year off before returning for the 2006-07 seasons, finishing with a program-record 183 wins over six seasons. Reeves is active in the Marshall community, serving in the Marshall Lions Club as well as being a deacon at Central Baptist Church. He and his wife Mary Beth have two daughters: Kendra, who is married to Austin Skipworth, and Taylor, a student at Baylor University.

ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY Akins, Marleah Alonzo, Jose Blackmon, Sam Brandon, Sam Burk, Dan Collins, David Fortune, Thad Galloway, Bill Grant, Paul Hall, Sharon Hays, Jane Holliday, Marcus Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Karen Loyd, Ken Loyd, Lane Mashe, Kris Mashe, Lyndsay Papas, Mike Pippin, Randy Prather, Michael Prather, Natalie Pringle, Randy Reeves, Kent Sanders, Buzz Sartain, Mark Shirley, Guy Shirley, Janae Soles, Joanna Vann, Joe Weaver, David West, Bert

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ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT The East Texas Baptist University Intercollegiate Athletics Program functions as an integral part of the total education experience. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program emphasizes academics as the highest priority in the life of student-athletes. Recognizing that students have needs and interests which go beyond the scope of academic life, the University is committed to providing an Intercollegiate Athletics Program consistent with those needs and interests. Recognizing the positive impact of athletics participation on student development, as articulated in the University’s Mission Statement, the Athletics Program seeks to develop wellness, leadership and Christian character. Intercollegiate Athletics strives to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among the student-athlete and athletics staff. Through competition, the Intercollegiate Athletics Program provides the means for those involved to come to develop as individuals as well as a vital part of a team. This allows the student-athlete to grow physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and intellectually. During the process, the University is vigilant in monitoring the overall health and well-being of its student-athletes. East Texas Baptist University adheres to the principles of fair play and amateur athletic competition as defined by NCAA Division III legislation. The University also holds its coaches, administrators and student-athletes to the highest standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

ETBU ATHLETICS TAYLOR FIELD

Taylor Field serves as the home for the 2011 American Southwest Conference champion and 2010 NCAA Division III national championship ETBU softball program. The facility has received several upgrades and facelifts since its original construction prior to the 1998 season, when ETBU fielded its first fastpitch program as a member of the Heart of Texas Conference and then moving to the American Southwest Conference a year later. There were several noticeable changes at Taylor Field in 2011, other than the national championship banner that will forever hang on the fence as a reminder of the title run the Tigers generated in the spring of 2010. ETBU moved its home dugout to the first base side, to have the Tigers on the same side of the field as a brand new covered batting cage that was constructed outside the right-field foul line. A new Tiger bullpen was also added along the first base side. Visiting teams now use the third-base dugout, which had been the Tigers’ side of the field since the program’s inception in 1998. A section of the right field fence was remodeled in 2011 as a new home run porch added just to the fair side of the foul pole. “The Tiger Den” is a special place for fans to gather and enjoy the game from a different perspective. A wooden deck sits just above the shortened fence and holds chairs and picnic tables for fans on game day. New lights were added to the facility prior to the 2009 season. Prior to that, ETBU renovated the Taylor Field press box behind home plate in 2005 into a two-story brick structure with new climate-controlled press area on the second floor. A Tiger locker room and fan restroom comprises the first floor of the press box.

The facility hosted the 2009 NCAA West Regional, as ETBU hosted seven of the top teams in the nation from Texas, Louisiana, California and Oregon. Taylor Field opened in 1998 along with the new softball program at ETBU. The original gift for the facility was provided by Earl and Louise Taylor. Distances to the foul poles are 190 feet from home plate, with distance to center field registering at 210. Both power alleys top out at 215 feet.

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2012 ETBU Softball Bluebook