SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR Phone: 903-923-2129 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The East Texas Baptist University athletics website, located at www.etbu.edu, oﬀers comprehensive coverage of every ETBU athletics program. Included on each individual team page are updated schedules, statistics, rosters, coaching information, information for potential recruits, and the most up-to-date news regarding ETBU athletics. Also included are links to the American Southwest Conference standings, statistics and latest news, as well as links to in-game coverage via audio, video, live stats, Facebook and Twitter.
CREDENTIALS All requests for working press credentials to ETBU athletic events can be made by phone at 903-923-2129 or by e-mail (preferred) to email@example.com no later than 48 hours before a game. Media in attendance will receive a pregame roster/program as well as postgame statistics. Postgame box scores should be available no later than 10 minutes after the game.
INTERVIEWS All coach and player interviews for ETBU Women’s Soccer are directed through the Sports Information Director. Coaches and players may be interviewed on the ﬁeld after a 10-minute cooling-oﬀ period unless otherwise approved by the Sports Information Director. All other interviews outside of game day must be conducted as scheduled through the Sports Information Oﬃce.
David Weaver is in his 12th year as Sports Information Director at East Texas Baptist University. The 1995 graduate of Northwestern State University is responsible for public and media relations for the ETBU Athletic Department, covering 10 NCAA-sponsored sports. As S.I.D. Weaver is the oﬃcial statistician for every sport at ETBU and also designs and writes media guides for all sports on campus. He also controls the content on the university’s athletics web site, at www.etbu.edu, and manages the sports information blog on the site. Weaver also facilitates the ETBU Athletics pages on Facebook and Twitter, which have become invaluable sources of media in relation to being about to get news out on the web quickly to fans of the Tigers. Tiger athletics interviews and video clips can now also be found on the university’s oﬃcial YouTube site. Before joining the staﬀ at ETBU in June of 2000, Weaver was sports editor of the Marshall News Messenger in his hometown of Marshall, Texas. He covered East Texas sports -- including ETBU -- for ﬁve years from 1996-2000 and earned three Associated Press Managing Editor Awards for his writing. Prior to his work at the News Messenger, Weaver was managing editor at The Hardin County News in Lumberton, Texas, a weekly publication of The Beaumont Enterprise. He accepted the position of ETBU’s S.I.D. and began working at the university on June 1, 2000, just a few months before the start of the Tigers’ ﬁrst football season in 50 years. Over the past 10 years he has also worked in the broadcast booth with radio work for the Tiger football, basketball and softball teams at ETBU. Away from his duties at ETBU, David enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth baseball. He also enjoys reading and writing in his spare time. David and his wife, Jeannie, live in Hallsville, Texas with their children: son Coby, and daughters Melody, Abby and Lily.
SPORTS INFORMATION STAFF
Working press are invited to cover any game at Cornish Field but working space at the scorer’s table is extremely limited, so reservations will be on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-serve basis. All working media who have reserved a space 48 hours before a game will be given priority at press row.
BROADCASTS All game broadcast requests must be made at least one week prior to the game in question. We cannot guarantee space or telephone line availability unless prior arrangements and request is made at least seven days before the game.
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ETBU’s on-campus wireless internet, TigerNet, is available free of charge to media in attendance at Cornish Field.
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SOCIAL NETWORKING News, upcoming events and in-game updates are available on ETBU Athletics’ accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Follow ETBU Athletics on Facebook for up-to-date headlines, news about upcoming events and in-game score updates, and follow ETBU_Tigers on Twitter for in-game updates and athletics news as well.
CONTACT INFORMATION To request game credentials, as for general questions regarding ETBU Athletics news, contact: David Weaver, Sports Information Director ........903-923-2129 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-407-8320 (cell phone) 903-934-8115 (fax) ETBU Public Relations Oﬃce .................................... 903-923-2130
A World of Opportunity in a Community of Faith Academic instruction at East Texas Baptist University began in 1917 with the inaugural session of a two-year institution known as College of Marshall. The campaign to launch the college had begun in 1911 and was led by William Thomas Tardy, pastor of Marshall’s First Baptist Church. Tardy negotiated the purchase of 100 acres of the original K. M. Van Zandt family plantation for $25,000. Keeping 50 of the 100 acres on Van Zandt Hill in northwest Marshall, the college subdivided and sold the remaining property. Marshall’s citizens subscribed another $70,000, and the Baptist General Convention of Texas assumed control of the college, appropriating $40,000 for buildings and furnishings. The trustees applied for and received a charter from the State of Texas in 1912, and Thurman C. Gardner, an early day Baptist Training Union leader, became the first president in 1913. For the first building, Marshall Hall, contractors broke ground on July 5, 1915. Of neoclassical architecture and completed in 1916, Marshall Hall crowned the highest point in Harrison County. The robust building was a self-contained educational facility with a ground floor gymnasium, main floor administrative offices, laboratories, and library, third floor classrooms, and a chapel/theatre on the top floor. The first freshman class registered in 1917 under President Henry Eugene Watters (1916-1918). The college boasted a teaching faculty of nine members. By the academic year 1918-19, some 300 students were enrolled in either a junior college or an academy curriculum. With World War I raging, a student cavalry unit drilled regularly on the college grounds. New dormitories soon encircled the classic campus quadrangle. In 1924, Dr. Franklin S. Groner, the Secretary of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, conveyed the Baptists’ commitment to assume the college debt if the Marshall Chamber of Commerce would supply $12,500 annually for five years, enabling it to remain open. Leading the college during the trying days of The Great Depression, Dr. Franklin Groner (1928-42) assumed the presidency and instituted a permanent endowment program. In 1935, an additional 43 acres were purchased, including the land and buildings of the St. Joseph’s Boys Industrial Orphanage, some of which was converted to men’s housing. In 1938, Baptist layman and builder Fred Hale broke ground for Laura Groner Hall, a modern residence hall for women. A reduced replica of Mt. Vernon, the stunning structure stood complete in 1940, its austere construction having cost only $10,500.
World War II robbed the campus of its men and resources. By 1943, only 137 students remained. In 1944, the trustees, making perhaps the most important decision in the institution’s history, asked the Baptist General Convention of Texas to elevate the college to fouryear status and to change the name to East Texas Baptist College. A former pastor of First Baptist Church, Midland, Texas, Dr. Harvey Daniel Bruce (1942-1960), the college’s ninth president, oversaw a vigorous postwar enrollment and building boom. Veterans arrived on campus, many bringing their families, and enrollment briefly surpassed 800. Prefabricated war surplus family housing was erected on the campus perimeter. The college added Scarborough Chapel in 1948, which was built in the neo-Gothic style. Also added were Feagin Hall, a new men’s residence facility; a cafeteria and student center; and additions to the women’s residence hall, which was renamed for Merle Bruce, wife of the college president. Two ornate, neo-classical buildings were added in the 1950s, Sanderson Hall (now Craig Hall) to house the laboratory sciences departments, and Harvey Daniel Bruce Hall as the new library/administrative complex. Keys Gymnasium was built in 1960. In 1961 a new women’s residence hall, named after Evelyn Linebery, with its long portico and roomy plantation-style architecture, was completed. Dr. Bruce labored to establish a liberal arts tradition, along with strong degree programs in Bible and religion. His administration’s crowning achievement came in 1957 when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted accreditation to East Texas Baptist College. Under Dr. Howard C. Bennett as president (1960-76), the academic program established enduring credibility. Dr. Bennett, the former pastor of First Baptist Church, Kilgore, oversaw construction of the new Howard C. Bennett Student Center in 1973. Dr. Jerry Dawson (1976-85), who had been Graduate Dean at Southwest Texas State University, became the first professional educator to lead the college. By 1982, the postwar “baby boom” peaked and enrollment stood at 920 students. A spacious new president’s home replaced the stately residence that Drs. Bruce and Bennett had occupied. After the opening of the Mamye Jarrett Library in 1979, H. D. Bruce Hall became available for the Religion and Teacher Education departments. Married students occupied several new brick housing units. Charles Fry Hall for Men was opened. As age claimed some of the original college buildings, the older men’s dormitory, buildings of the old orphanage, and various frame and prefabricated structures were dismantled during the 1970s and
In 1984 the University Charter revision changed the institutional name to East Texas Baptist University. However, by 1985, enrollment gains had eroded. During the interim presidency of Dr. Harvey Lewis (1985-86), the University met various deferred maintenance and operating needs. The former president of two other Baptist institutions from 1961 to 1986, Dr. Robert Craig (1986-1992) launched a building program of unprecedented proportions, including the Fred Hale Business Building in 1988-89. Other subsequent construction projects were the Jenna Guest Music Building, the Louise Rogers Spiritual Life Center, now known as the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center; major additions to the Bennett Student Center, construction of the Clifford Nelson Murphy Science Hall, and the Mabee Housing Complex. The untimely death of Dr. Craig in March 1992, only two months prior to his announced retirement, was followed by the leadership of Dr. Bob E. Riley (1992-Present), who had been President of the Howard County Junior College District in Big Spring, Texas. Under Dr. Riley, the University experienced record student enrollments. The campus continued to develop under President Riley’s leadership with the 1995 completion of the Dean Healthplex and Ornelas Gymnasium. Fall 1996 found the opening of The Joseph and Louise Ornelas Residential Complex and the renovation of Marshall Hall, which was completed in 1997. Meadows Hall, which houses the Murphy Instructional Technology Center and the Department of Mathematics was renovated and occupied beginning with the fall semester of 1999. The University Apartments opened in fall 2002, and the renovation of Scarborough Chapel into Scarborough Hall was complete in January 2004. Dr. Riley completed his 17th year at ETBU in 2008-09 after having announced his retirement in May of 2008. Dr. Dub Oliver was named President-elect of ETBU in the fall of 2008 and assumed the office officially on June 1, 2009. The early days of Dr. Oliver’s leadership have led to the construction of the new Ornelas Student Center, which officially opened for the spring semester in 2011, on the site of what was Merle Bruce Hall. The former Bennett Student Center is under renovation to become the new Bennett Student Commons, with the new facility set to open in time for the fall 2011 semester.
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 2010) ........................................................... 1,197 Student/Faculty Ratio ............................................................ 16:1 Average Class Size .................................................................... 20
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Don’t just choose a COLLEGE... East Texas Baptist University is a four-year university with a goal of providing academic excellence while integrating faith with learning. We feel that learning takes place in and out of the classroom, so the entire college experience is designed to help mold you into the person God wants you to be. There are many choices when deciding on a college. Consider these qualities as you choose.
Choose OPPORTUNITY East Texas Baptist University oﬀers a challenging curriculum with over 40 programs from which to choose. Several of our courses are oﬀered through travel study programs which give you a chance to see the world while completing your education. Leadership opportunities are unlimited. From clubs and organizations, to ministry teams and even a Leadership minor, students have the ability to gain important leadership skills that are so vital to success in life.
Choose COMMUNITY You will ﬁnd an incredible campus community at ETBU. About 90 percent of our students live on campus and participate in numerous clubs and organizations. There is a vibrant campus life ﬁlled with student activities and intramural sports. If you are not playing a sport, then you can join the crowds to cheer on one of our athletic teams, like our lady Tiger softball team -- the 2010 NCAA Division III national champions.
Choose VALUE ETBU oﬀers a competitive scholarship program with awards for academic merit, Christian leadership, and ﬁnancial need. Federal and state aid is also available. Over 95 percent of our students receive aid, which includes over $6.5 million in ETBU scholarships awarded this year. This makes the out-of-pocket expense very aﬀordable. Our scholarship program, coupled with a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, small class sizes and personal attention, make ETBU a remarkable value.
Human Relations (Psychology)
-- Forensic Science Concentration
-- Accounting -- Management Information Systems -- Management -- Marketing
International Studies Kinesiology Mass Communication Mathematics
-- 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
Come see for yourself! ETBU oﬀers several preview events where you can get an overview of our campus -- our schedule a personal visit for you or your family. We would love to show you why East Texas Baptist University is a great choice.
-- 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.
O RNELAS S TUDENT C ENTER East Texas Baptist University officially dedicated the 31,852square foot facility, the Louise H. and Joseph Z. Ornelas Student Center, on Jan. 21, 2011. The dedication ceremony capped a construction project that took only about 13 months to complete, beginning with the demolition of Merle Bruce Hall and culminating with what is now the centerpiece of ETBU’s campus. The $8 million facility, which was begun with a lead gift from Louise and Joseph Ornelas, also included donations from J. Lloyd and Mildred Woods, Sodexo, Lee and Susan Bush, Welby C. and Davida Edwards, Hal and Joyce Cornish, Jim Teague, Mary Fitts, Jerry and Ginger Hamilton, Joe and Marilyn Hogue, Rita Storie Turner, Bill and Anita Runnels, Dub and Susie Oliver, Chuck and Cassy Kennedy, Sally Murray, Carolyn Sewell, Linda and Don Ringler, Sherilyn Emberton, Dane and Jo Fowlkes, Ned and Sarah Calvert, Vince and Susan Blankenship, and Paul and Sharon Tapp. As visitors walk into Ornelas Student Center through the front entrance, they cross a ribbon of bricks inlayed into the sidewalk. The bricks are from Merle Bruce Hall, which was razed to make way for the new student center. The bricks are a remembrance to a building taht was completed in 1929 and served as dormitory home to many who lived in the residence hall as students. The first floor is home to Jazzman’s, a gourmet coffee and bakery, as well as a sandwich shop, Sub Connection. Entering the building through the main entrance, the George Fitts Entry, one sees the information desk along with an open room with tables, seating, a stage, coffee and sub shop, the Hamilton Game Room and the Hogue Meeting Room. The Student Activities Area has informal seating for 130 plus a stage area. The Hogue Meeting Room can accomodate 48 in theater style and 32 for a workshop. A graphic pictorial mural, chronicling the history of the College of Marshall, East Texas Baptist College and East Texas Baptist University, wraps around the high ceiling of the Student Activities area. When entering on the south side of the building, through the Norma Raye Teague Entry, visitors see the University Post Office. Also close by are offices for Student Affairs in which the Runnels Conference Room is located inside the suite. The Student Government Association office, donated by the Olivers, is on the first floor as well.
The second floor houses great rooms, conference rooms, a governance room and a chapel. The Lampasto Chapel has stained glass highlighting various scripture verses. The chapel was made possible by a donation from the Bush family. The Woods Great Room can seat 120 for a dinner or 200 in theater style arrangement. The Cornish Great Room can seat 80 for a dinner or 120 in theater style. The Edwards Governance Room holds 50 in conference style. The Calvert Meeting Room seats 36 in theater style while the Blankenship Meeting Room can accomodate 12 in either workshop or conference style. The Discipleship Meeting Room, provided by the Tapps, has a conference table seating 12. Current students, faculty, staff and alumni agree -- the Ornelas Student Center is a place the ETBU family can be proud of. The building was constructed by JE Dunn Construction. Rees Associates, Inc., was the architectural, planning and design firm.
PAVING THE WAY TO HISTORY Engraved bricks, which will be placed in the walkway of the entry to the new Ornelas Student Center, may be purchased for $100 apiece. The bricks contain three lines of personalization to memorialize or honor someone special in your life. All proﬁts from the sales beneﬁt ETBU students. Order forms are available by contacting the Ofﬁce of the President at 903-923-2222. Bricks can also be purchased online at www.etbu.edu/OSCWalkway.
B ENNETT S TUDENT C OMMONS The Howard C. Bennett Student Center underwent a transformation into Bennett Student Commons over the summer. The two-story building located on the northwest corner of the Quad has been renovated to provide an expanded and improved food service area. The estimated $4.15 million dollar project also enhances the retail space for the University Bookstore. The interior of the first floor of Bennett, as well as the second floor, was totally and completely demolished. The beauty and the efficiency of the new design greatly enhances ETBU’s service to students, staff, and faculty. During the middle of the spring semester work began as the bookstore, located on the first floor, moved its operations temporarily to the Heritage Room in the Mamye Jarrett Library. This allowed for the demolition of the first floor to begin. The bookstore, managed by Follett, will return to the first floor of Bennett Student Commons, but on the east side. The east side grand entrance will provide a higher profile to the community. When students returned after spring
break, they witnessed a flurry of activity as outside dirt work and movement of utility services had started. “Completely renovating 31,000 square feet of space in about 90 days is an extremely challenging task. Accomplishing this project is a testament to the commitment of ETBU to an excellent learning and living environment,” said Dr. Dub Oliver, ETBU President. The first floor of the Bennett Student Commons will also become the new location for Phillips Dining Hall, as it will move from the second floor to the first and be renamed the Phillips Great Room. The expanded and enhanced Phillips Great Room will be an excellent location for banquets and other functions on campus. Students, staff, and faculty will enter the building from an expanded patio area on the southeast corner. Once inside, they will be greeted by a very large, well-proportioned foyer with casual seating, a fireplace, and plenty of space for students
to congregate. The redesigned main dining area will increase the seating capacity from 285 to almost 500. The new serving stations and food outlets, like the Mex to the Max Cantina and Breakfast All Day, will offer new cuisine and a new standard of service. Goodwin-Lasiter of Lufkin, Texas was the architectural firm for the project. A total of nine construction firms bid on the project with Wieland-Davco of Shreveport, La., chosen as the general contractor. The project had its genesis over a year ago as a committee consisting of representatives from Sodexo, Follett, ETBU faculty, staff, and students, began exploring the feasibility of renovating the building,
which was completed in the fall of 1973 and renovated in the spring of 1991. “The chance to open our new Ornelas Student Center in January, followed by the beautiful, state-of-the-art Bennett Student Commons in August, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that demonstrates the commitment that our donors, Board of Trustees, and University administrators have in making East Texas Baptist a truly exceptional campus; one that focuses on the health, happiness, and success of every one of our students,” concluded Dr. Dennis Robertson, Vice President for Student Affairs.
UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY Academic Affairs .......................... 903-923-2040 Administration and Finance ........ 903-923-2120 Admissions ...................................... 903-923-2000 Advising .......................................... 903-923-2076 Alumni............................................. 903-923-2072 Athletic Training ............................. 903-923-2196 Athletics .......................................... 903-923-2228 Audio and Visual ........................... 903-923-2029 Baptist Student Ministry ................. 903-923-2341 Behavioral Science ....................... 903-923-2093 Biology ............................................ 903-923-2245 Bookstore ....................................... 903-923-2297 Business Department .................... 903-923-2148 Business Ofﬁce ............................... 903-923-2055 Cafeteria ........................................ 903-923-2304 Campus Emergency ..................... 903-923-2323 Campus Services........................... 903-923-2134 Chemistry ....................................... 903-923-2245 Communication ............................ 903-923-2288 Compass (campus newspaper) .... 903-923-5074 Counseling Center ........................ 903-923-2360 Criminal Justice ............................. 903-923-2093 Education....................................... 903-923-2277
Emergency .....................................................911 Non-Emergency ............................ 903-923-2098 Enrollment Management ............. 903-923-2000 Feagin Hall ..................................... 903-927-4461 Financial Aid .................................. 903-923-2138 Financial Services .......................... 903-923-2050 Football .......................................... 903-923-2188 Fry Hall ............................................ 903-927-4463 Great Commission Center ........... 903-923-2175 Healthplex ...................................... 903-923-2232 Institutional Technology................ 903-923-2021 International Education................ 903-923-2021 Kinesiology ............................903-923-2206/2228 Languages and Literature ........... 903-923-2285 Library ............................................. 903-923-2256 Library Info Desk ............................ 903-923-2262 Linebery Hall .................................. 903-927-4465 Mabee Hall .................................... 903-927-4491 Math Lab ........................................ 903-923-4453 Mathematics ................................. 903-923-2310 Music............................................... 903-923-2158 Nursing ............................................ 903-923-2210 O.I.R.E. ............................................ 903-923-2018
Ornelas Hall .................................... 903-927-8402 Physical Facilities ........................... 903-923-2098 Post Ofﬁce ...................................... 903-923-2302 President......................................... 903-923-2222 Public Relations ............................. 903-923-2130 Registrar.......................................... 903-923-2064 Religion ........................................... 903-923-2180 School of Business ......................... 903-923-2148 School of Christian Studies ........... 903-923-2180 School of Education ..................... 903-923-2277 School of Fine Arts ......................... 903-923-2158 School of Humanities .................... 903-923-2083 School of Nursing .......................... 903-923-2210 School of Natural/Social Sciences ..... 903-923-2093 Spiritual Development .................. 903-923-2173 Student Affairs ............................... 903-923-2320 Student Foundation ...................... 903-923-2072 Student Government .................... 903-923-2328 Theatre Arts .................................... 903-923-2294 University Advancement .............. 903-923-2068 University Apartments ................... 903-923-2353 Van Zandt Apartments ................. 903-923-4490
DR. DUB OLIVER
ETBU MISSION STATEMENT
PRESIDENT Phone: 903-923-2222 E-Mail: email@example.com
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!
East Texas Baptist University is an institution afﬁliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1912. Our purpose is the development of intellectual inquiry, social consciousness, wellness, skills for a contemporary society, global awareness, and Christian character, for we believe that these endeavors prepare students to accept the obligations and opportunities to serve humanity and the Kingdom of God. Our primary focus is on quality academic programs in the humanities, natural and social sciences, ﬁne arts, and selected professional areas. We are committed to Christian stewardship and to providing and maintaining an environment conducive to learning, leadership development, and academic excellence. We afﬁrm that the liberal arts form the surest foundation for education and that the Christian faith provides the surest foundation for life. We strive to serve students of varied ages and of diverse socioeconomic, geographic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. We seek students who demonstrate a potential for success in our supportive and challenging environment. We employ Christian faculty who are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, advising, and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith. As a Baptist university we are committed to the integration of learning and Christian faith in the pursuit of truth.
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he 2011 season can’t come soon enough for ETBU women’s soccer coach Paul Grant or his players. The Tigers and their coach admit that the 2010 season left a a collective bad taste in their mouths. It wasn’t as if the Tigers weren’t competitive, ﬁnishing 6-8-1 and just being edged out of the six-team American Southwest Conference tournament on the ﬁnal weekend of the season. But coming oﬀ the program’s ﬁrst playoﬀ appearance in three years in 2009, being competitive wasn’t enough for Coach Grant’s hungry young team. “It was an empty feeling, but it was also another learning experience for us,” says Grant, the 2009 ASC Coach of the Year. “We learned a lot about what it takes to be successful with high expectations. We believe we can use the disappointment to our advantage going forward.” A bounce here or there and things would have been diﬀerent for Grant’s 2010 Tigers. Five of the team’s eight losses were by one goal, and ETBU’s schedule game against a winless Louisana College team was cut short due to weather -- just 10 minutes before the Tigers’ 3-0 lead at the time of the stoppage would have become an oﬃcial game. It was yet another learning experience for a young core of players with exactly zero seniors in the group. After earning a spot in the ASC Tournament the year before and being picked as a favorite to make the sixteam ﬁeld again, the tough breaks and losses sent the young Tigers into this past oﬀseason on a mission to make a return trip to the postseason in 2011. The high expectations are generated from the Tigers’ 2009 run to the playoﬀs after a two-year absence from the tournament. After taking over as the program’s third head coach in August of 2007, Grant barely had time to ﬁnd 11 players to ﬁeld a team much less set any realistic goals of recruiting and competing that ﬁrst season. Grant oﬃcially arrived as coach on Aug. 2, less than two weeks before the team was scheduled to report for preseason workouts. Coach Grant’s ﬁrst set of Tigers took it on the chin in 2007, ﬁnishing 4-13-2 with just three wins against the
ASC. The following season showed a marked improvement with Grant’s ﬁrst full recruiting class, with ETBU ﬁnishing 7-10-0 and missing a postseason spot by just one game in a race that went down to the ﬁnal day of the regular season. A second straight solid recruiting class had Grant’s Tigers believing they could once again push through the postseason door, and those goals were realized as ETBU ﬁnished 10-7-0 and won nine of its 12 conference outings to ﬁnish ﬁfth in the league standings. The return to the ASC playoﬀs ended with a tough 1-0 loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor in the ﬁrst round but the league had taken notice of ETBU’s surge -- Grant was named the league’s Coach of the Year, and six of his players, including four recruited by Grant, were named to the All-ASC team. Prior to becoming head coach at ETBU, Grant had compiled a very impressive coaching resume at the high school level. He had spent the previous nine seasons at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, building both the boys and girls soccer programs into state powerhouses at the TAPPS level. With the boys program as head coach from 19992005, Grant led All Saints to two state championships and ﬁve consecutive district championships. Following the 2005 season, Grant took on another challenge -- starting and building the girls soccer program. He wasted little time, as All Saints won back-to-back state championships the last two seasons -- including a 17-0 run in the 2007 high school season. In 2005, Grant was named the Tyler Telegraph AllEast Texas Coach of the Year as well as being named TAPPS Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year the last two seasons. He was TAPPS Men’s Coach of the Year in 2002, 2003 and 2004. While at All Saints, Grant also served as girls softball coach in 2006 and was also an assistant boys and girls
golf coach from 1999-2007. He was also the school’s Physical Education Coordinator. From 2004-07, Grant also served as a volunteer assistant soccer coach at Tyler Junior College, where he worked primarily with goalkeepers and also was a recruiter. From 1998-2007, Grant was also club director for East Texas Spirit Soccer Club, where he coached both boys and girls teams, organized tournament travel and prepared budgets. Grant has also been an experienced camp leader, running a Kicks for Kids camp from 2000-02 and working the SMU Soccer Camp from 1996-2000. He also served as an Olympic Development Program Goalkeeper Coach in 2001 as well as serving as All Saints Adventure Camp Director in 2002. Grant has also worked as a soccer referee, earning UIL Referee of the Year and Region II Referee of the Year honors in 1996. He holds a United States Soccer Federation “D” State Badge as well as a National Soccer College Association of America Regional Diploma. Grant played semi-pro soccer with the Lone Star Alliance from 1991-93 and also was a member of the Texas A&I Soccer Club from 1991-93. Grant earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1999. His wife, Meredith, is assistant soccer coach and head softball coach at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas.
ASSISTANT COACH Phone: 903-923-2235 E-Mail: bsanders@etbu.
Buzz Sanders will be in his fourth year at ETBU in 2011 after 35 years of administration and coaching at the high school level. In addition to coaching, he has worked as an intervention counselor, and assistant principal. Before coming to ETBU, he served as Head Counselor at Richard King High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. Prior to working at Corpus Christi ISD, Sanders was an assistant principal at Rockport-Fulton Junior High School in Aransas County and was a guidance counselor at Flour Bluﬀ Junior High School. Coach Sanders was instrumental in establishing the soccer program in the Coastal Bend and worked with soccer teams at Corpus Christi Carroll as well as serving as head coach at Flour Bluﬀ High School for 10 years. A number of his players have gone on to play beyond the high school level and many have continued to be involved with soccer to help develop players. This includes the present men’s and women’s coaches at Flour Bluﬀ High School, as well as ETBU women’s head coach Paul Grant. Coach Sanders has been a music teacher for Aransas County ISD, Kenedy ISD and Edinburg. He was the choral director at RockportFulton High School and an assistant band director at Kenedy High School. He was also a USSF and UIL referee and holds a United States Soccer Federation “D” State Badge as well as a National Soccer Coaches Association Regional Goalkeeper Diploma. Sanders received a B.S. and M.Ed. from Southwest Texas State University and his Mid-Management Certiﬁcation from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He and his wife, Diana, currently live in Tyler, Texas. 2011
CRISTINE GOALKEEPER Longview, TX
SENIOR - 1L Pine Tree HS
2010 (Junior) – All-American Southwest Conference honorable mention…started 11 games after transferring from Lon Morris College…ﬁnished with 51 saves and four shutouts…American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week…notched three of her four shutouts during a stretch in September…had at least ﬁve saves in a game ﬁve times…season-high nine saves twice…nine saves in a 3-0 loss vs.Texas-Tyler (10/9)…nine saves in a 1-0 loss vs. Mississippi College (10/22)…seven saves in a 1-0 loss vs. Rhodes College (9/12)…six saves in a 2-0 win vs. Howard Payne (9/17)…six saves in a 2-1 loss at Texas Lutheran (9/24). PINE TREE HIGH SCHOOL: District MVP...four-year member of the varsity…coached by James Wright and Daniel Rich.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 Totals
GP-GS 12-11 12-11
GA 10 10
SAVES 53 53
W-L-T 3-4-1 3-4-1
ShO 4.0 4.0
THE AQUINO FILE Name Birthday Parents Siblings
Cristine Jane Aquino Nov. 9, 1984 Santa and Jose Aquino Susana, Patricia, Nancy (sisters) Joe, Alex, Luz (brothers) Major Kinesiology Previous School Lon Morris College McNeese State University Community Longview Freedom Soccer Club Longview Rec League Coach Enjoys Sleeping, playing with nieces and nephews, listening to music, spending time with friends Career Plans Become a high school soccer coach
DANICA MIDFIELDER Tyler, TX
5’4” SENIOR - 3L All Saints Episcopal HS
Enters senior season ranked seventh all-time in career goals (14) and sixth in assists (10)…eight of her 14 goals have been game-winners…serves as team captain. 2010 (Junior) – All-American Southwest Conference second-team…American Southwest Conference Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year…ASC All-Academic…ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete…scored three goals with two assists…one assist in a 2-0 win vs. Howard Payne (9/17)… scored team’s only goal in a 1-1 tie with Mary Hardin-Baylor (9/18)…scored goal in a 2-0 win vs. Concordia Texas (10/8)…one assist and one goal in a 4-0 win at McMurry in the season ﬁnale. 2009 (Sophomore) – All-American Southwest Conference ﬁrst-team…ASC All-Academic…ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete…scored ﬁve goals with six assists…scored four game-winning goals…had two goals and three assists in a 7-0 win vs. McMurry (9/18)…scored a goal in a 3-0 seasonopening win vs. University of Dallas…had an assist in a 1-0 win at Howard Payne (9/26)…had an assist in a 3-0 win vs. Schreiner (10/2)…scored goals in back-to-back games, a 2-1 win over Texas Lutheran (10/3) and a 3-0 win vs. LeTourneau (10/8)…had an assist in a 1-0 win vs. Ozarks (10/23). 2008 (Freshman) – All-American Southwest Conference third-team…scored seven goals with two assists…scored two goals in a game twice…ﬁrst collegiate assist in a 4-1 loss vs. Southwestern (8/30)…scored a goal in a 2-1 win vs. Howard Payne (9/27)…scored two goals in a 4-0 win at Schreiner (10/3)…scored a goal and had an assist in a 4-0 win at LeTourneau (10/9)…scored a goal in a 3-1 win vs. Concordia Texas (10/18)…scored two goals in a 3-0 win vs. Louisiana College (10/31). ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL: was a twotime All-District and All-State performer...played on two state championship teams...was All-State Tournament...voted District Newcomer of the Year...lettered in basketball and track...member of National Honor Society, Yearbook staﬀ and Student Council...was Academic All-State…coached by Paul Grant and Virginia Slicker 2011
THE SAXON FILE Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major Minor Enjoys
Danica Leigh Saxon Sept. 20, 1989 Mack and Tina Saxon Tiffany Biology Psychology Hanging out with friends, going to lake
Seek master’s in physical therapy
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 2009 2008 Totals
GP-GS 14-13 16-16 17-17 47-46
G 3 5 7 15
A 2 6 2 10
PTS 8 16 16 40
SH 14 44 51 109
SOG GWG 11 3 28 5 24 3 63 11
REBECCA FORWARD Deer Park, TX
JUNIOR - 2L Deer Park HS
Enters this season ranking seventh all-time at ETBU in goals scored (14) and already third all-time in game-winning goals, THE DAVIS FILE with eight through her ﬁrst two seasons. Name Rebecca “Boo” Davis 2010 (Sophomore) – All-American Southwest Conference Birthday Jan. 21, 1991 second-team…scored a team-high six goals, with one assist…three goals were game-winners…scored twice in a 2-0 Parents R. D. Davis and Wendy Patterson win vs. Howard Payne (9/17)…scored goal in a 2-0 win at Siblings Rachel Schreiner (9/25)…scored a goal in a 2-0 win at LeTourneau (9/30)…scored goal in a 2-0 win at Ozarks (10/16)…scored Major Undecided goal in season-ending 4-0 win at McMurry (10/30)…had an Club Team Quest Outlaws assist in a 2-0 win vs. Concordia Texas (10/8). United Alliance 2009 (Freshman) – All-American Southwest Conference second-team…scored team-high eight goals and had three assists…ﬁve goals were game-winners…had one goal and one assist in a 7-0 win vs. McMurry (9/18)…one goal and one CAREER STATISTICS assist in a 3-0 win vs. Schreiner…scored ﬁrst collegiate goal Year GP-GS G A PTS SH SOG GWG in a 2-1 loss vs. Rhodes College (9/11)…had an assist in ﬁrst 2010 15-15 6 1 13 39 16 3 17-17 8 3 19 32 20 5 college game, a 3-0 win vs. University of Dallas (9/1)…scored 2009 4 32 71 36 8 game’s only goal in a 1-0 win at Howard Payne (9/26)…scored Totals 32-32 14 the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Concordia Texas (10/17)…scored game-winner in a 1-0 win vs. Ozarks (10/23)…game-winning goal in a 3-0 win at Louisiana College (10/29)…scored one goal in a 2-1 loss at Mississippi College (10/31). DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL: Oﬀensive MVP as a junior at Deer Park HS...broke team record for most goals and assists and was Oﬀensive MVP as a freshman...National Honor Society, FCA, TRUTH and Student Council.
BELINDA DEFENDER Deer Park, TX
JUNIOR - 2L Deer Park HS
2010 (Sophomore) – Started the ﬁnal ﬁve games of the year, in which team posted two shutouts…played in a total of 14 games. 2009 (Freshman) – Played in 16 games, with 14 starts…had two assists…one assist in a 7-0 win vs. McMurry (9/18)…one assist in a 3-0 win vs. Schreiner (10/2). DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL: Played on four-time district champions...member of National Honor Society.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 2009 Totals
GP-GS 14-5 17-15 31-20
G 0 0 0
A 0 2 2
PTS 0 2 2
SH 1 7 8
SOG GWG 1 0 4 0 5 0
THE DEGRAFF FILE Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major Enjoys Career Plans
Belinda Ann DeGraff April 22, 1992 Ronda Gillie, Geoff DeGraff Chris Corio, Randi Gillie Chemistry Puzzles, movies, eating Become a pharmacist
DEFENDER Deer Park, TX
2010 (Sophomore) – Started the ﬁrst nine games of the year before suﬀering a season-ending injury in early October… started four shutout victories before the injury. 2009 (Freshman) – Started eight games with a total of 14 games played…started games in which the team posted three shutouts.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 2009 Totals
GP-GS 10-9 15-8 25-17
G 0 0 0
A 0 0 0
ASHLEY MIDFIELDER Joshua, TX
PTS 0 0 0
SH 1 5 6
SOG GWG 0 0 1 0 1 0
JUNIOR - 2L Deer Park HS
THE GILLIE FILE Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major Club Team
Randi Mae Gillie April 2, 1991 Kerry Gillie Charis (sister); Kevin, Chase (brothers) Undecided Outlaws
JUNIOR - 2L Joshua HS
2010 (Sophomore) – Played in 15 games, with eight starts… scored one goal and had one assist…her one goal, in a 2-0 win vs. Concordia Texas, was the game-winner (10/8)…had an assist in a 2-0 win at LeTourneau (9/30). 2009 (Freshman) – Started 14 games while playing in 15…had two goals and two assists…scored ﬁrst college goal in a 3-0 win vs. Schreiner (10/2)…had an assist in a 3-0 win vs. LeTourneau (10/8)…scored goal in a 2-1 win at Concordia Texas (10/17)…had an assist in a 3-0 win at Louisiana College (10/29). JOSHUA HIGH SCHOOL: Academic All-State...winner of “Hustling Owl Award” as a senior and honorable mention All-District...team captain...Homecoming Queen...voted “Most Spirited” as a junior...All-District honorable mention and team captain as a sophomore...team made its ﬁrst playoﬀ appearance during her freshman year...FCA, National Honor Society, Student Council, Prom Committee and Blue Crew Spirit Squad…coached by Jeﬀ Brooks.
THE HAMER FILE Name Ashley Michelle Hamer Birthday July 2, 1991 Parents Gary and Nonnie Hamer Major Nursing Enjoys Sports, outdoors, friends, storm-chasing Career Plans Become a careﬂight nurse CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 2009 Totals
GP-GS 15-8 16-15 31-23
G 1 2 3
A 1 2 3
PTS 3 6 9
SH 8 16 24
SOG GWG 6 1 7 0 13 1
RACHEL MIDFIELDER Tyler, TX
5’6” JUNIOR - 2L All Saints Episcopal HS
2010 (Sophomore) – Played in 15 games and started 11…ASC All-Academic team. 2009 (Freshman) – Played in 15 games, with one start. ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL: Played on two district championship teams and won a state championship...second-team All-District on senior team that was state Final Four participant...district Newcomer of the Year and state champion as a junior...honorable mention All-District as a sophomore...All-District and All-State in volleyball... Academic All-State...National Honor Society and Culinary Club…coached by Virginia Slicker and Mark Anderson.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 2009 Totals
GP-GS 15-11 16-1 31-12
G 0 0 0
A 0 0 0
PTS 0 0 0
SH 14 7 21
SOG GWG 5 0 5 0 10 0
THE POOL FILE Name Rachel Renee Pool Birthday March 19, 1991 Parents Randy and Kim Pool Siblings Ryan and Reed (brothers) Major Elementary Education Minor Christian Ministry Enjoys Working out, board games, friends, movies Career Plans Become elementary school teacher
ANDREA GOALKEEPER Allen, TX
SOPHOMORE - 1L Allen HS
2010 (Freshman) – Played in six games…ﬁnished with 12 saves…had eight saves in a 5-0 loss at Hardin-Simmons (10/29). ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated top 25 percent of senior class at Allen HS...Eagle Scholar in 2007-08, 200809...select soccer...varsity choir two years.
THE ALDRICH FILE Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major Minor Community
Andrea Marguerite Aldrich May 18, 1992 Kristy and David Aldrich Erika Biology Chemistry Santa’s Helpers, VNA, Meals on Wheels, canned food drives, meet-and-greet the troops Enjoys Soccer and reading Career Plans Graduate school, physical therapy
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 Totals
GP-GS 6-1 6-1
GA 5 5
SAVES 12 12
W-L-T 0-1-0 0-1-0
ShO 1.0 1.0
PAOLA FORWARD Baytown, TX
SOPHOMORE - 1L Ross S. Sterling HS
2010 (Freshman) – Played in 15 games with four starts…one assist in a 2-0 win at Ozarks (10/16). STERLING HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-District ﬁrstteam...MVP twice…coached by Renae Cosby.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 Totals
GP-GS 15-4 15-4
G 0 0
A 1 1
PTS 1 1
SH 5 5
SOG GWG 3 0 3 0
G 1 1
Paola R. Bear July 4, 1992 Rebecca and Rodolfo Bear Rudy and Edgar Radiology Relay for Life, PALS Drawing Become a doctor
SOPHOMORE - 1L Clear Lake HS
2010 (Freshman) – All-American Southwest Conference third-team…started 13 games and missed some time due to injury…one goal in a 2-0 win at LeTourneau (9/30)…one assist in a 2-0 win vs. Concordia Texas (10/8)…goal scored at LeTourneau was the game-winner. CLEAR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL: Played on 2010 regional ﬁnalist at Clear Lake HS...winner of 2010 Spirit Award...JV MVP in 2007, 2008 and 2009. GP-GS 13-13 13-13
Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major Community Enjoys Career Plans
MIDFIELDER Clear Lake, TX
Year 2010 Totals
THE BEAR FILE
A 1 1
PTS 3 3
SH 11 11
SOG GWG 3 1 3 1
THE BISCOE FILE Name Birthday Parents
Kelsey Ana Marie Biscoe April 14, 1992 Debbie Biscoe-Ingram and Erick Ingram; Blake Biscoe Siblings Karley and Kirsten (sisters); Kevin (brother) Major Business Enjoys Going to the beach Career Plans Own a personal business
TAMARA GOALKEEPER Deer Park, TX
SOPHOMORE (RS) - 1L Deer Park HS
2010 – Suﬀered season-ending knee injury in early September. 2009 (Freshman) – All-American Southwest Conference honorable mention…started 13 games and ﬁnished with 70 saves and a .814 save percentage…six shutouts tied for conference lead…had season-high 17 saves in a 2-0 loss vs. Austin College (9/12)…had 10 saves in a 2-1 loss vs. Rhodes College (9/11)…ﬁnished with ﬁve saves or more in a match ﬁve times…six saves in a 1-0 loss vs. Millsaps College (9/6)…eight saves in a 3-0 loss at Texas-Tyler (10/19)…ﬁve saves in a 2-1 loss at Mississippi College (10/31). DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL: Played on three district championship teams from 2007-09...also played basketball for two years...was ﬁrst-team All-District in soccer as a senior…coached by Aaron Leth.
THE CARLISLE FILE Name Tamara Michelle Carlisle Birthday Sept. 13, 1990 Parents Lois Carlisle Siblings Dea-Ann Hatﬁeld (sister), Jeremy (brother) Major Biology Minor Business Club Team Quest Outlaws Career Plans Become an optometrist CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS 2010* 2-0 2009 16-13 Totals 18-13 * Medical redshirt
GA 1 16 17
SAVES 3 70 73
W-L-T 0-1-0 9-7-0 9-8-0
ShO 0.0 6.0 6.0
DEFENDER Deer Park, TX
SOPHOMORE - 1L Deer Park HS
2010 (Freshman) – Honorable mention All-American Southwest Conference…led defense to six shutout victories during the season…started 14 games. DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL: Played on 2007 state ﬁnalist and was part of four undefeated seasons...district champions...was All-District in 2009 and 2010...team captain as a senior...played Challenge 92 South...Academic All-American... regional champion in cross country...also ran track…coached by Todd McBride.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 Totals
GP-GS 14-14 14-14
G 0 0
A 1 1
ASHLEY FORWARD Marshall, TX
PTS 1 1
SH 1 1
SOG GWG 0 0 0 0
G 0 0
Enjoys Career Plans
Erika Gayle Chance Nov. 12, 1991 Erol and Kellie Chance Rebecca Elementary Education or Communications Running Elementary school teacher; journalist
SOPHOMORE - 1L Marshall HS
CAREER STATISTICS GP-GS 9-0 9-0
Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major
2010 (Freshman) – Played in nine games…one assist, in a 4-0 win at McMurry (10/30). MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL: Played soccer, ran track and cross country…coached by Aaron Erickson. Year 2010 Totals
THE CHANCE FILE
A 1 1
PTS 1 1
SH 2 2
SOG GWG 0 0 0 0
THE RATCLIFF FILE Name Ashley Ann Ratcliff Birthday Nov. 11, 1991 Parents James and Alicia Ratcliff Siblings Austin, Jaime, Patrick (brothers); Casey (sister) Major Athletic Training
CHRISTINA MIDFIELDER Corpus Christi, TX
SOPHOMORE - 1L King HS
2010 (Freshman) – Started 15 games…scored three goals…her ﬁrst collegiate goal was also the ﬁrst of the season for ETBU, in a 2-1 loss to Millsaps College (9/3)…scored a goal in a 2-0 win at Schreiner (9/25)…scored in a 4-0 win at McMurry in the season ﬁnale (10/30). KING HIGH SCHOOL: Oﬀensive MVP, All-South Texas and All-Academic as a senior in 2010...ﬁrst-team All-District, All-South Texas as a junior...2008 second-team All-District...2007 second-team All-District...ran track...FCA and Student Council…coached by Jorge Garcia.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 Totals
GP-GS 15-15 15-15
G 3 3
A 0 0
PTS 6 6
SH 18 18
SOG GWG 9 0 9 0
THE ROBLES FILE Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major Enjoys Career Plans
Christina Marie Robles Jan. 21, 1991 Jennifer Yglesias and Jaimie Robles Victoria (sister); Benjamin (brother) Nursing Reading, baking, crafts Become a nurse
HANNAH DEFENDER LaPorte, TX
SOPHOMORE - 1L LaPorte HS
2010 (Freshman) – Played in 15 games. LAPORTE HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time All-District selection, with two ﬁrst-team votes...was the district Defensive MVP...two-time regional track qualiﬁer…coached by Brandy German.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 Totals
GP-GS 15-15 15-15
G 3 3
A 0 0
PTS 6 6
SH 18 18
SOG GWG 9 0 9 0
THE SMITH FILE Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major Enjoys Career Plans
Hannah Lee Smith Feb. 6, 1992 Greg and Teresa Smith Harrison (brother) Kinesiology Hanging out with friends Athletic trainer or physical trainer
GOALKEEPER Mabank, TX
2010 (Sophomore) -- Finished with 10 saves in two games, including eight in a loss at eventual national champion Hardin-Simmons (10/29)...joined team late in the year. 2008 (Freshman) -- Named All-American Southwest Conference third-team after posting 61 saves with ﬁve shutouts...every shutout came in conference play...started every game in goal. MABANK HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Dawn Walker.
CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 2008 Totals
GP-GS 2-0 17-14 19-14
GA 2 33 35
SAVES 10 61 71
W-L-T 0-1-0 7-7-0 7-8-0
ShO 0 5 5
JUNIOR - 2L Mabank HS
THE MASON FILE Name Birthday Parents Siblings Major Enjoys Career Plans
Erin E. Mason Aug. 8, 1990 Dale and Karen Mason Stephen, Kari Athletic Training Intramurals Physical Therapy
DEFENDER/FORWARD FRESHMAN - HS 5’7”
DEFENDER FRESHMAN - HS
MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN - HS
FORWARD SOPOHOMORE - HS
Lake Jackson, TX
MIDFIELDER/DEFENDER FRESHMAN - HS 5’2”
DEFENDER FRESHMAN - HS
FORWARD FRESHMAN - HS
MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN - HS
Deer Park, TX
DEFENDER FRESHMAN - HS
MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN - HS
MIDFIELDER FRESHMAN - HS
ETBU WOMEN’S SOCCER RECORDS
GAMES PLAYED 1. Wilson, Janna 2. Green, Andrea 3. Woodard, Cassie Hendley, Kelli Adair, Brooke 6. Bowden, Kristen 7. Jones, Jenna Woolley, Wendi 9. Wunsch, Elizabeth 10. Hargis-Harris, Marley Boles-Carlile, Jennifer Flahie, Melissa
2003-06 2003-06 2003-06 2003-06 2000-03 2002-05 2006-09 2003-06 2002-05 2001-04 1999-02 2001-04
76 75 74 74 74 73 72 72 71 70 70 70
POINTS 1. Wilson, Janna 2. Kilkenny, Alina 3. Woodard, Cassie 4. Boles-Carlile, Jennifer 5. Hendley, Kelli 6. Saxon, Danica 7. Works, Angela 8. Adair, Brooke 9. Davis, Rebecca 10. Herington-Meldrum, Jori
2003-06 2005-06 2003-06 1999-02 2003-06 2008-10 2001-02 2000-03 2009-10 2001-04
191 108 63 52 45 40 34 33 32 31
GAME-WINNING GOALS 1. Wilson, Janna Kilkenny, Alina 3. Saxon, Danica Davis, Rebecca 5. Works, Angela 6. Boles-Carlile, Jennifer Woodard, Cassie 8. Legg, Melanie Herington-Meldrum, Jori Scarfone, Stephanie
GOALS 1. Wilson, Janna 2. Kilkenny, Alina 3. Woodard, Cassie 4. Boles-Carlile, Jennifer 5. Hendley, Kelli Works, Angela 7. Saxon, Danica Davis, Rebecca 9. Scarfone, Stephanie 10. Adair, Brooke
2003-06 2005-06 2008-10 2009-10 2001-02 1999-02 2003-06 2009 2001-04 1999
10 10 8 8 7 5 5 4 4 4
2003-06 2005-06 2003-06 1999-02 2003-06 2001-02 2008-10 2009-10 1999 2000-03
73 44 26 18 16 16 14 14 13 12
ASSISTS 1. Wilson, Janna 2. Kilkenny, Alina 3. Boles-Carlile, Jennifer 4. Herington-Meldrum, Jori 5. Hendley, Kelli 6. Saxon, Danica Woodard, Cassie Green, Andrea 9. Adair, Brooke 10. Bowden, Kristen
SAVES 1. Shipley, Kelli 2. Gabriel, Sandy 3. Wunsch, Elizabeth 4. Mason, Erin 5. Carlisle, Tamara 6. Davis, Katie 7. Aquino, Cristine
2003-06 2005-06 1999-02 2001-04 2003-06 2008-10 2003-06 2003-06 2000-03 2002-05
45 20 16 15 13 10 10 10 9 8
2004-06 1999-02 2002-05 2008, 2010 2009 2006-07 2010
347 308 149 71 70 69 53
SHUTOUTS 1. Gabriel, Sandy 2. Shipley, Kelli
2005 2006 2006 2005 2004 1999 2003 2003 2004 2007
28 24 21 20 18 13 11 11 11 10
POINTS 1. Wilson, Janna 2. Kilkenny, Alina 3. Wilson, Janna Wilson, Janna 5. Kilkenny, Alina 6. Scarfone, Stephanie 7. Woodard, Cassie 8. Hendley, Kelli 9. Wilson, Janna Woodard, Cassie
2005 2006 2004 2006 2005 1999 2004 2003 2003 2003
ASSISTS 1. Wilson, Janna 2004 2. Wilson, Janna 2005 3. Kilkenny, Alina 2006 4. Wilson, Janna 2003 5. Adair, Brooke 2000 Herington-Meldrum, Jori 2001 Kilkenny, Alina 2005 Wilson, Janna 2006 9. Boles-Carlile, Jennifer 1999 Hendley, Kelli 2005
14 13 12 10 8 8 8 8 7 7
GAME-WINNING GOALS 1. Davis, Rebecca Saxon, Danica Kilkenny, Alina Kilkenny, Alina Wilson, Janna 6. Scarfone, Stephanie Works, Angela 8. Davis, Rebecca Boles-Carlile, Jennifer Wilson, Janna
2009 2009 2005 2006 2005 1999 2001 2009 2000 2004
GOALS 1. Wilson, Janna 2. Kilkenny, Alina 3. Wilson, Janna 4. Kilkenny, Alina 5. Wilson, Janna 6. Scarfone, Stephanie 7. Hendley, Kelli Woodard, Cassie Woodard, Cassie 10. Rosales, Brittany
3. Carlisle, Tamara 4. Wunsch, Elizabeth 5. Mason, Erin 6. Aquino, Cristine
2009 2002-05 2008, 2010 2010
7.0 6.0 5.0 4.0
69 60 50 50 48 28 27 24 22 22
SAVES 1. Shipley, Kelli 2. Gabriel, Sandy 3. Shipley, Kelli 4. Shipley, Kelli 5. Gabriel, Sandy 6. Wunsch, Elizabeth 7. Wunsch, Elizabeth 8. Davis, Katie 9. Carlisle, Tamara 10. Gabriel, Sandy
2005 2000 2006 2004 2001 2003 2002 2007 2009 1999
157 148 96 94 78 76 73 69 67 62
5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3
SHUTOUTS 1. Gabriel, Sandy 2. Carlisle, Tamara 3. Gabriel, Sandy 4. Mason, Erin 6. Aquino, Cristine Shipley, Kelli Shipley, Kelli Shipley, Kelli 9. Wunsch, Elizabeth Wunsch, Elizabeth
2001 2009 2000 2005 2010 2004 2005 2006 2002 2003
8.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0
ETBU WOMENâ€™S SOCCER RECORDS ALL-TIME ROSTER *Adair, Brooke Aker, Heather Aldrich, Andrea Aquino, Cristine Bailey, Kamie *Baker, Kristy Baumgartner, Melinda Balderas, Alyssa Barber, Melissa Bear, Paola Biscoe, Kelsey *Boles-Carlile, Jennifer *Bowden, Kristen Brusen, Lindsey Bubenik, Michelle Burgett, Haley Calcote, Corrie Carlisle, Tamara Chance, Erika Clark, Brianne Cocker, Nikole Collins, Kayla Creech, Breanna Crittenden, Ashley Culpepper, Amanda Cunningham, Amber Daniel, Lindsey Darst, Jennifer Davis, Katie Davis, Rebecca Dean, Meagan DeGraff, Belinda Derrick, Ashley DeVore, Sarah Dignazio, Brianne
2000-03 2009-10 2010 2010 2003 2002-05 2000 2008 2001 2010 2010 1999-02 2002-05 2007 2008-09 1999 2000 2009-10 2010 2009 2009-10 2010 2003 2009 2000 2005 2004 2009 2006-07 2009-10 2003 2009-10 2001 2003-04 2010
*Flahie, Melissa Foelsch, Melissa *Foelsch, Michelle Free, Ashley Frederick, Lia *Gabriel, Sandy Gillie, Randi Gonzales, Vanessa Gossett, Chantel *Green, Andrea Green, Katie Greener, Briann Gregory, Heather Gregory, Stacey Gruznina, Zane *Guzman, Gloria Hamer, Ashley Hamilton, Karrie *Hargis-Harris, Marley Harlan, Joanna *Harp, Heather Harrison, Porsha Hastie, Amanda Hastie, Jessica Hastie, Racheal Headley, Shannon *Hendley, Kelli *Herington-Meldrum, Jori Hollins, Eboni Hopper, Shianne Hughes, Jessica *Jensen, Tiffany *Jones, Jenna Jones, Shelly Kilkenny, Alina
2001-04 2002 2002-05 2004 2006-07 1999-03 2009-10 2001-02 2008 2003-06 2001-02 2009 2006 2006 2006-08 2004-07 2009-10 2001 2001-04 2002-03 2001-04 2008 2002-02 1999-01 2007 2003-05 2003-06 2001-04 1999 2010 2006-07 1999-02 2006-09 1999-01 2005-06
Kincaid, Kelli King, Shelby Kleinhans, Amy Kubacak, Katie Lavender, Brittany Leal, Melisa Legg, Melanie Losavio, Lynn Luedders, Lynette McCloskey, Brittany McGraw, Kelsey McLaren, Kirsty McWhorter, Nikki Martin, Shanna Mason, Erin Melville, Candace Mills, Tory Murray, Stacey Noble, Hilary Olvera, Vicki Panozzo, Angela Perry, Jordyn Philpot, Melody Pool, Rachel Portillo, Velinda Potter, Holly Prejean, Sarah Ramirez, Amy Ratcliff, Ashley Reyes, Chanel Rigsby, Christy Robles, Christina Rosales, Brittany Salazar, Norma *Saling, Jacqui
Janna Wilson 2011
2006-07 2009 1999 2010 2006 2010 2009 1999 2000 2008-10 2000, 2003 1999-2000 2008 1999 2008, 2010 2001 2002-03 2006 2009-10 2007 2009 2008 1999-2001 2009-10 2004 2006-07 2001 2007 2010 2010 1999 2010 2007 2009 2006-09
Salmon, Latweika 2007 Samaneigo, Bianca 2009 Samford, Erin 1999 Sanchez, Sheri 1999-2000 Sansone, Kelly 1999-2001 Saxon, Danica 2008-10 Scarfone, Stephanie 1999 Schmidt, Stephanie 1999-2000 Shackelford, Jessica 2008 Shipley, Kelli 2004-05 Shortner, Erin 2002 Smith, Hannah 2010 Snider, Sarah 2009 Southard, Christina 2007-08 Speights, Stacy 2000 Steinberg, Madison 2009 Stroderd, Meagan 2005-06 Tijerina, Elizabeth 2008-09 *Tolentino, Christina 2004, 2006-08 Tomberlin, Lauren 2009-10 Turner, Tana 2000-02 Wall, Desiree 2000-02 Whitaker, Shan 2008 Wiggins, Wendy 2008 *Wilson, Janna 2003-06 Wilson, June 2005-06 *Woodard, Cassie 2003-06 *Woolley, Wendi 2003-06 Works, Angela 2001-02 *Wunsch, Lizzie 2002-05 Yeargin, Lauren 2008-10 *Four-year letterwinner
Jennifer Boles-Carlile MEDIA
ETBU WOMEN’S SOCCER RECORDS POSTSEASON HONORS ALL-AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE 2010: Lauren Tomberlin (2nd-team); Rebecca Davis (2nd-team); Danica Saxon (2nd-team); Kelsey Biscoe (3rd-team); Erika Chance (honorable mention); Cristine Aquino (honorable mention) 2009: Jenna Jones (1st-team); Danica Saxon (1st-team); Rebecca Davis (2nd-team); Lauren Tomberlin (3rd-team); Jacqui Saling (honorable mention); Tamara Carlisle (honorable mention) 2008: Jenna Jones (2nd-team); Danica Saxon (3rd-team); Erin Mason (3rd-team) 2007: Brittany Rosales (2nd-team); Jenna Jones (honorable mention) 2006: Janna Wilson (1st-team); Jenna Jones (3rd-team); Alina Kilkenny (3rd-team); Meagan Stroderd (honorable mention); Cassie Woodard (honorable mention); Jessica Hughes (honorable mention); Kelli Shipley (honorable mention) 2005: Janna Wilson (1st-team); June Wilson (1st-team); Kristen Bowden (2nd-team); Alina Kilkenny (2nd-team); Kelli Shipley (3rd-team); Cassie Woodard (3rd-team); Wendi Woolley (honorable mention) 2004: Janna Wilson (1st-team); Kelli Shipley (2nd-team); Wendi Woolley (2nd-team); Melissa Flahie (3rd-team); Cassie Woodard (3rd-team); Lindsey Daniel (honorable mention); Lizzie Wunsch (honorable mention) 2003: Brooke Adair 2002: Jennifer Boles Carlile, Jori Herington-Meldrum 2001: Jessica Hastie, Jori Herington-Meldrum 2000: Jessica Hastie 1999: Stephanie Scarfone ASC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2005: Janna Wilson 2004: Janna Wilson ASC OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2007: Brittany Rosales 2005: Alina Kilkenny
ASC EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2001: Jori Herington ASC EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2003: Brooke Adair 2002: Jori Herington 2001: Jessica Hastie ASC EAST COACH OF THE YEAR 2001: David Collins ASC ALL-ACADEMIC 2001: Jennifer Boles, Sandy Gabriel, Karrie Hamilton, Jessica Hastie, Tiffany Jensen, Tana Turner 2002: Jennifer Carlile, Sandy Gabriel, Katie Green, Heather Harp, Tiffany Jensen, Angela Works 2003: Michelle Foelsch, Heather Harp, Tory Mills, Elizabeth Wunsch 2004: Michelle Foelsch, Andrea Green, Heather Harp, Marley Harris, Velinda Portillo, Kelli Shipley, Janna Wilson, Elizabeth Wunsch 2005: Amber Cunningham, Michelle Foelsch, Andrea Green, Kelli Hendley, Kristen Nelson, Kelli Shipley, Meagan Stroderd, Janna Wilson, Elizabeth Wunsch 2006: Lia Frederick, Andrea Green, Heather Gregory, Kelli Hendley, Alina Kilkenny, Kelli Kincade, Stacy Murray, Holly Potter, Kelli Shipley, Meagan Stroderd, Janna Wilson 2007: Lia Frederick, Zane Gruznina, Rachael Hastie, Jessica Hughes, Jenna Jones, Kelli Kincade, Holly Potter, Jacqui Saling 2008: Zane Gruznina, Porsha Harrison, Rachael Hastie, Jenna Jones, Jacqui Saling, Christina Southard 2009: Jenna Jones, Brittany McCloskey, Danica Saxon 2010: Heather Aker, Nikole Cocker, Brittany McCloskey, Rachel Pool, Danica Saxon, Lauren Tomberlin, Lauren Yeargin
ASC SPORTSMANSHIP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2010: Danica Saxon ASC COACH OF THE YEAR 2005: Trey Carlile 2009: Paul Grant ALL-ASC EAST DIVISION 2003: Brooke Adair (1st-team); Janna Wilson (1st-team); Cassie Woodard (2nd-team); Kelli Hendley (honorable mention); Kristen Bowden (honorable mention); Tory Mills (honorable mention) 2002: Jori Herington-Meldrum (1st-team); Jennifer Boles-Carlile (1stteam); Angela Works (1st-team); Brooke Adair (2nd-team); Lizzie Wunsch (honorable mention) 2001: Jessica Hastie (1st-team); Jori Herington-Meldrum (1st-team); Angela Works (1st-team); Jennifer Boles-Carlile (2ndteam); Kelly Sansone (2nd-team) 2000: Jessica Hastie (1st-team); Kelly Sansone (1st-team); Sandy Gabriel (2nd-team); Brooke Adair (honorable mention); Jennifer Boles-Carlile (honorable mention) 1999: Stephanie Scarfone (1st-team); Jennifer Boles-Carlile (1st-team); Jessica Hastie (2nd-team)
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 Texas-Dallas (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 (44)
• 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.
ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Phone: 903-923-2226 E-Mail: email@example.com
Entering 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 fulltime 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.
Women’s Basketball Assistant
Men’s Soccer Head Coach
Baseball Head Coach
Women’s Soccer Head Coach
Women’s Basketball Assistant
Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Volleyball Head Coach
Men’s Basketball Assistant
Head Coach, Cross Country
Women’s Soccer Assistant
Football Head Coach
Softball Head Coach
Tennis Head Coach
Sports Information Director
Men’s Basketball Head Coach
ETBU 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 Intercollegaite 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.
C ORNISH F IELD
ETBU’s soccer field, which opened in 2002, was christened Cornish Field in 2007 following a gift for facility upgrade from Harold and Joyce Cornish of Marshall. The lighted field, which began construction in 2000 and was open and ready for play to start the 2002 season, sits on the extreme northern edge of the ETBU campus adjacent to Ornelas Stadium, the Tigers’ football facility. The improvement to the facility included installation of permanent bleachers, concrete walkways, a retaining wall that will allow fans to bring their own lawn chairs and enjoy the games, and a wrought iron decorative fence on the south side of the field as well as updated fencing around the entire field. The entrance is bricked with a decorative archway bearing the name of the donor. Opened in 2002, the facility is accessible by a road -- Baker Boulevard, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker -- that runs down the west side of Ornelas Stadium on the north end of campus. The soccer field runs east to west with bleachers to the south side of the field. The north side is used for team benches and scorers table. Lights were added to the facility in the fall of 2005. The lights were purchased with a gift in honor of former Lady Tiger Brooke Adair, a 2000-03 four-year letterwinner at ETBU.
ETBU ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME Class of 2011 Christi Coker, Steven Jiles Class of 2008 Bryce Morrow, Sam Park, Steve A. “Sparky” Sparks Class of 2007 Tony Cutright, Jana Allen Sims, Kathy Norris Edwards, Brent “Bink” Grimes Class of 2005 Bill Bockmon, Keith Grant, Cindi McEver Crabtree Class of 2004 Rodney Elder, Scott Surratt, Jon Forsythe Class of 2003 Carl Bunch, Mack Vernon Runnels Class of 2002 Marlon Farr, Donald Taylor, Fred Smith Class of 2001 Jesse Drake, Walter “Wally” Johnson, Joe Hogue
Class of 2000 Clarence T. Hamel, Ron Wimpy, Stan Gideon Class of 1998 Milam Donald “Don” Hightower, Danny Turner, Michelle Van Dyke, Jim Webb Class of 1997 Robert C. “Bob” Bunton, Ray Rutledge, Doyle Watson Class of 1996 Col. Richard Gene Grammar, Charlie W. “Chiley” Johnston, Earnest Watkins Class of 1995 Tim Brown, Phyllis Boykins Jeffery, James Westfall Class of 1994 John L. Bryant, Clifford Gilliard, Mike Morrison
Class of 1992 Annon M. Card, Col. James Headrich, Robert Ingle, James Rogers, Raymond Wray Class of 1991 John Callahan, Marvin Graham, Craig Kirchoff, Jerry Morgan Class of 1990 M. L. Dubach, William “Bo” Dunn, John A. Hatch, Jim Kneipp
Class of 1989 Charles “Chuck” Fry, Nathan Hollis, Joe Moore, John O. Stephens Class of 1988 Dr. Harles Cone, Dr. Jerry Ellis, Joe John Jones, Coach R. C. Kennedy
Class of 1993 Tommy Blake, Richard Jones, Larry Osteen, C. F. Kuykendall