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2008-09 MEDIA GUIDE

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY TABLE OF CONTENTS

EDITOR: Chris Perry, Michael Hill, JJ Crumbley Cover Design and Layout: Chris Perry and Michael Hill Photography: Brian Tietz, FGCU Sports Information

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The mission of FGCU Athletics is to fully and effectively accomodate the needs and interests of student athletes in their quest for excellence in the arena of highly competitive sport while working toward the achievement of an undergrad degree.

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Sports Information Media Contact......................J.J. Crumbley Office Phone.................... (239) 590-7097 E-mail........................jcrumbley@fgcu.edu SID......................................Matt Fairchild Office Phone ..................... (239) 590-7061 E-mail........................... mfairchi@fgcu.edu SID Fax................. . ......... (239) 590-7014 Mailing Address.......... 10501 FGCU Blvd. South ................................ Fort Myers, FL 33965 Website................. www.fgcuathletics.com Coaching Staff Head Coach.......................... Neal Studd Alma Mater.............. (Florida Atlantic ‘98) Office Phone.....................239-590-7572 Email............................nstudd@fgcu.edu Asst .Coach.....................Elizabeth Lykins Alma Mater...... (College of Charleston ‘98) Asst. Coach................. Patricia Stringham Alma Mater......................... (Kansas ‘03) Asst. Coach.............................Dan Jimar Women’s History First Season................................2007 2007-08 Finish.....................2nd CCSA NCAA Tournaments/(Last)............. N/A Conference Tourney/(Last)....... 1/07-08

Shannon Carlin.................................................16 Alessandra Cianci............................................16 Leah Daniel......................................................16 Danielle Gentry................................................16 Julie Goodwin..................................................17 Taylor Lipniskis...............................................17 Teri Lytle..........................................................17 Isabela Mills Pinto...........................................17 Rosy Murray....................................................17 Mikayla Otero..................................................17 Lauren Paxton..................................................17 Margrete Ulvested............................................18 Stephanie Young..............................................18 Record Books Top Ten Performances................................20-23 Top Ten Performers.....................................24-27 FGCU Florida Gulf Coast University.....................29-30 President Dr.Wilson G. Bradshaw...................31 Athletic Director Carl McAloose.....................32 Athletic Directory............................................33 Eagle History...................................................34 Athletic Facilities........................................35-38 Sports Medicine ..............................................39 CCSA...............................................................40 Campus Living.................................................41 Compliance......................................................42 Fort Myers...................................................43-45

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Introduction Table of Contents...............................................1 2008-09 Schedule...............................................2 2008-09 Roster...................................................3 2008-09 Outlook.............................................5-6 2008-09 Team Photo..........................................7 Coaching Staff Head Coach:Neal Studd.....................................8 Assit. Coach:Elizabeth Lykins...........................9 Assit. Coach: Patricia Stringham.....................10 Assit. Coach: Dan Jimar..................................10 Player Profiles Courntey Gallo.................................................12 Margie Chamberlin..........................................12 Chloe Erb.........................................................12 Taylor Cooke....................................................12 Diana Granville................................................13 Viktoria Hyddmark..........................................13 Katy Loubris....................................................13 Sarah McCollough...........................................13 Karmin McNamara..........................................14 Kelli Novak......................................................14 Katie Oke.........................................................14 Teri Plotkin.......................................................14 Rachael Rein....................................................15 Gabrielle Shaw.................................................15 Catrina Silveria................................................15 Tiffany Angulo.................................................16 Vicky Cadge.....................................................16

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2008-09 SWIMMING & DIVING SCHEDULE Date 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/18 10/25 11/22 12/4-6 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/19-21

Opponent/Event Blue & Green Scrimmage Florida Atlantic/Georgia Tech Miami/Florida State Cambpell Florida International Florida Atlantic/Tampa 15th Annual Miami Invite Georgia Southern/Radford UNF Florida International Florida/Indian River CC Coastal Collegiate Swim Association Championships

Location FGCU Aquatics Center Boca Raton, Fla. Miami, Fla. FGCU Aquatics Center FGCU Aquatics Center FGCU Aquatics Center Oxford, Ohio FGCU Aquatics Center FGCU Aquatics Center Miami, Fla. Gainesville, Fla.

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Members of the media traveling with the team to FGCU Aquatics Center do not need a credential. Media not traveling with the team need to contact Matt Fairchild in the FGCU Athletic Media Relations Office for press credentials. A pass list will be kept at the main gate area, which also serves as the media gate. Seating in the press area is limited and will be restricted to working press, radio and television representatives’ needs, according to NCAA regulations. PARKING Media parking is located in the Alico Arena parking lot adjacent to the main gate. No parking pass is required. PHOTOGRAPHERS Press and television photographers are requested to stay at least 10 feet from the pool. STATISTICS The FGCU Sports Information Office will provide game notes, statistics and rosters throughout the game to all members of the media. The FGCU Sports Information Office will also provide complete game statistics to each media member shortly after each contest. INTERVIEWS FGCU swimming practices are closed to the media. However, special arrangements may be made by contacting the FGCU Sports Information Office at least 24 hours before practice

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time. All interviews are coordinated with women’s head swimming coach Neal Studd and women’s assistant coach Elizabeth Lykins through the FGCU Sports Information Office. The office staff can also set up interviews throughout the season with the coaches as well as player interviews, which will be scheduled around the player’s academic and practice schedules. Coaches and players are available for postgame interviews 10 minutes following the end of the meet. Admission Admission for FGCU Swimming & Diving meets are free for everyone. Sports Information Office The Florida Gulf Coast University sports information office is located in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in Alico Arena. The Sports Information Office is located on the third floor. Online Services FGCUAthletics.Com is your source for all FGCU Athletics informations including news, statistics, and media game notes. Every past release that is released by FGCU Athletics is available via e-mail. This includes release copy and pdfformatted game notes. To be added to this dirstribution list, please send an e-mail request to Assistant Sports Information Director, Michael Hill, at mhill@fgcu.edu.

Wire Services Associated Press Sports Editor 9100 N.W. 36th Street Miami, FL 33178 Office:(800)824-5498/ (305)594-5825 Fax: (305) 594-9265 Newspapers Craig Handel Sports Writer Fort Myers News-Press 2422 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Office:(239)335-0357 Fax:(239)334-0708 Ed Reed Sports Editor Fort Myers News-Press 2422 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Office:(239)335-0357 Fax:(239)334-0708 Dana Caldwell Sports Writer Naples Daily News 1075 Central Ave. Naples, FL 34102 Office:(239)403-6135 Fax:(239)263-4816 Dana Oppedisano Sports Writer Naples Daily News 1075 Central Ave.

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Naples, FL 34102 Office:(239)403-6135 Fax:(239)263-4816 Greg Hardwig Sports Editor Naples Daily News 1075 Central Ave. Naples, FL 34102 Office:(239)403-6135 Fax:(239)263-4816 Jim Linette, Editor Breeze Newspaper PO Box 151306 Cape Coral, FL 33915 Office:(239)574-1110 Fax:(239)574-5693 John Fineran Sports Editor Charlotte Sun Herald 23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941) 206-1122 Radio David Moulton SportsRadio 770 20125 S. Tamiami Trail Estero, FL 33928 Office:(239)495-2100 Mark Miller SportsRadio 770 20125 S. Tamiami Trail Estero, FL 33928 Office:(239)495-2100 Television Brian Simon

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Sports Director WINK-TV (CBS) 2824 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33916 Office:(239)344-5021 Fax:(239)338-4383 Jason Kurtz Sports Director WZVN-TV (ABC) 3719 Central Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Office:(239)275-2000 Fax:(239)939-3244 Clay Miller Sports Director WBBH-TV (NBC) 3719 Central Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Office:(239)275-2000 Fax:(239)939-3244 Sports Director WFIX (FOX) 621 S.W. Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral, FL 33991 Office:(239)574-6397 Fax:(239)574-4803 Internet All of the latest news, scores, live stats and game broadcasts can be found at the Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics website at www. fgcuathletics.com.

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Distance Free San Antonio, Texas/Ramstein American HS Sprint Free/Back/IM Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo HS Diver Boynton Beach, Fla./Park Vista HS Breast/IM Doral, Fla./Doral Academy HS Backstroke/IM Molde, Norway/Molde Videregaende Skole Neal Studd (2nd season, Florida Atlantic ‘98) Elizabeth Lykins (2nd season, College of Charleston ‘98) Patricia Stringham (2nd season, Kansas ‘03) Dan Jimar (2nd season)

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Teri Plotkin Rachael Rein Gabrielle Shaw Catrina Silveira Margrete Ulvestad © Team Captains

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Name Class Events Hometown/Previous School Tiffany Angulo Fr. Fly/Free Miami, FL/Southwest Miami High School Vicky Cadge Fr. Breast/IM Long Melford, United Kingdom/Kelly College Shannon Carlin Fr. Breast Atlantic Beach, Fla./Stanton Prep. Margie Chamberlin Jr. Fly Land O’ Lakes, Fla./University of Iowa Alex Cianci Fr. Fly Plantation, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas HS Taylor Cooke So. Middle/Distance Free Homosassa, Fla./Lecanto HS Leah Daniel Fr. Freestyle Winnipeg, Canada/Grand Park HS Chloe Erb Jr. Diver Seattle, Wash./California Lutheran University Sr. Distance Free Lake Worth, Fla./Ohio University © Courtney Gallo Danielle Gentry Fr. Fly/Back Miami, Fla./John A. Ferguson HS Julie Goodwin Fr. Fly/Free Englewood, FL/Lemon Bay High School Diana Granville So. Fly/Free Ottawa, Ontario/St. Joseph HS Viktoria Hyddmark So. Backstroke Lund, Sweden/Polhemskolah HS Taylor Lipniskis Fr. Sprint Free Chesterton, Ind./Chesteron HS Katy Loubris So. IM/Free Beverly, Mass./Beverly HS Teri Lytle Fr. Free/Fly Melbourne, Fla./Melbourne Central Catholic HS Sarah McCollough So. Diver Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland HS Tampa, Fla./Gaither HS © Karmin McNamara So. Diver Waterlooville, United Kingdomo/Springfield Secondary Rosy Murray Fr. Freestyle Kelli Novak So. Breast Castalian Springs, Tenn./Marshall University So. IM/Back/Free Exeter, Ontario/Sir Frederick Banting Secondary © Katie Oke Mikayla Otero Fr. Breast Hollywood, Fla./ St. Thomas Aquinas HS Lauren Paxton Fr. Fly/IM North Palm Beach, Fla./Suncoast Community HS Isabela Mills Pinto Fr. Sprint Free Petropolis, Brazil/ Universidade Amembi Mo-

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 2008-09 SWIMMING & DIVING OUTLOOK “The Tradition Begins” was last year’s theme. However, earning second place at the Conference Championships and being the top Atlantic Sun team during their inaugural season, the 2008-09 slogan should read, “The Tradition Continues.” With only one senior and 29 underclassmen, the team is young but determined. “I feel we have some great sophomores who can be awesome team leaders for this year and years to come,” said Coach Studd. “The incoming class of fourteen freshman and two transfers is outstanding; I can’t wait to get to work with them. They have had terrific summers with their club programs and are ready to challenge for a conference championship.”

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All three, Courtney, Rachael and Taylor, are in-state swimmers. Coach explains that “Florida is always a top three recruiting state in the US. Over half of our team is from Florida and I want our program to be a place that Florida kids want to come. We are another great option for in-state coaches to send their swimmers to college.”

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The incoming class also contains some fantastic freestylers. Leah Daniel, an Olympic Trials consolation finalist for Canada, also represented Team Canada at the North American Challenge Cup. “Leah was our top acquisition in the fall signing period; she can swim the 50 to the 1650 and comes highly recommended. Daniel will assist in the relays as well as the middle and distance freestyle events.” Several others joining the team may not consider freestyle their best stroke, but will compete for relay spots and race freestyle individually. “We have a lot of freestylers who can swim multiple events, which is great. For many of them freestyle is their second stroke but by their best times you wouldn’t know it!” Two of these include Victoria Cadge and Rosy Murray, the English duo Studd went home to recruit. “Both of these young ladies will help us tremendously; between them they can swim any event. They both captained two of England’s most prestigious teams, Kelly College and Portsmouth Northsea; this says a lot about their leadership abilities and work ethic. I think they will be great additions to the team.”

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Courtney Gallo won both the 500 and 1650 conference titles last year and returns to captain the team once more. Her leadership in and out of the pool is key to the team’s success. “Courtney joined us as a junior last year and was coming off back-to-back 1650 conference titles in the MAC conference. She was always going to be a big factor for our new team; I was really excited how she dropped time with us last year, nine seconds in the mile and five seconds in the 500. She has an excellent work ethic and is not only a leader in the distance freestyle group but is a leader for our program.” Taylor Cooke is another distance standout returnee and Coach Studd is looking for big things from the multi-sport athlete. “Taylor is a great student-athlete. Not only was she on our 200 freestyle relay last year, but she scored in the 1650 and every freestyle distance in between. Cooke also runs cross country for FGCU, is a member of the US National junior triathlon team and is on the student athletic advisory council. She has a great positive attitude and has been training in Colorado Springs at altitude for six weeks prior to returning to school. No doubt she will be very fit at season start.” Rachael Rein is another returner who scored big for the Eagles in their last campaign. “Rein is extremely talented and can help us in a variety of areas: IM, back and free. I believe she is just scratching the surface of what can be achieved.”

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The team set a high standard to follow last year in both the pool and the classroom, along with finishing the year ranked 18th in the Collegeswimming.com mid-major poll. The new team on campus also had eleven All Conference Academic members and was recognized as an Academic All-American Team by the College Swim Coaches Association. “It’s important we do well in the classroom to compliment our success in the pool. At FGCU we have a President and an Athletic Director who care deeply about academics; the feeling is very ‘student first’ in student-athlete.”

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 2008-09 SWIMMING & DIVING OUTLOOK Breaststroke

This is an area Studd and his staff worked hard to improve. On paper, Victoria Cadge will help the most in the 100 and 200 breast events. Kelly Novak, a sophomore transfer, and another new face in Shannon Carlin will add to the breaststroke artillery. But do not discount Catrina Silveira, the returning school record holder in both breast events, to challenge the newcomers. All of these ladies will contest for the highly sought after medley relay spot. “I hope the increased competition in the breaststroke events will help everyone improve. Using the theory… a rising tide lifts all ships.”

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Margie Chamberlin will lead the butterfly charge; the Iowa transfer has returned to her native Florida looking to improve on some impressive best times. After a great summer with her club team she looks ready to score big points for the Eagles this year. Studd commented, “Margie comes here ready to swim fast. She has been swimming long course since December and training with a very strong club team; I know she will have the necessary background to improve at FGCU.” Freshman Alex Cianci from Plantation, FL will be looking to push her way into helping the team. Cianci had some big drops at the long course spring sectional meet in March and hopes to show she can race just as well in the yards format. Look too for returner Viktoria Hyddmark and newcomers Rosy Murray and Teri Lytle to race some fast fly.

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Conference swimmer of the year Viktoria Hyddmark returns after a great summer where she placed 6th and 7th at Swedish National Championships in the 200 and 100 back respectively. The backstroke group is strong and deep with Rachael Rein, Katie Oke, Katy Loubris and new ladies Margrete Ulvestad and Rosy Murray. “As with last year, again this will be one of our strongest areas. We were happy to 1-2 Penn State in the 200 back last January with Hyddmark and Rein; add the new talent such as Ulvestad and we really have exciting prospects.”

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After completing a 1-2-3 sweep of the 200 IM and earning second place points in the 400 IM at the conference champs, you would not think the Eagles need to add more strength in the IM discipline, but they did. Both Rosy Murray and Victoria Cadge on paper look the strongest of the new class. “Last year’s 1-2-3 with Hyddmark, Rein and Oke on the first night was so exciting and really set the stage for a great conference meet. All three swim it quite differently with varying strengths and weaknesses which made it a fun race. Add in newcomers Murray and Cadge along with the returners and we are going to have an incredible group of IM’ers.”

Diving

Returning all three divers from last year and adding two solid performers makes the Eagle divers a force to reckon with. Karmin McNamara had two second place finishes at conference last season while Sarah McCollough earned a seventh and a fourth. Gaby Shaw rounds out the returners with two top nine conference finishes under her belt. Transfer Chloe Erb and freshman Stephanie Young look to add depth to the diving squad with strong 1M & 3M lists. Coach Stringham is excited about the 2008-09 season and hopes to improve everyone’s grace and power on the boards while maintaining strong mental execution.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 2008-09 TEAM PHOTO

COACHES Middle Row (Left to Right)- Neal Studd, Margie Chamberlin, Katie Oke, Rosy Murray, Leah Daniel, Rachael Rein, Kelli Novak, Margrete Ulvestad, Taylor Cooke, Isabela Mills,

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Front Row (Left to Right)- Dan Jimar, Lauren Paxton, Tiffany Angulo, Stephanie Young, Chloe Erb, Karmin McNamara, Teri Plotkin, Teri Lytle, Sarah McCollough, Diana Granville, Viktoria Hyddmark, Patricia Stringham, Elizabeth Lykins.

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Top Row(Left to Right)- Courtney Gallo, Catrina Silveira, Julie Goodwin, Taylor Lipniskis, Katy Loubris, Gabrielle Shaw, Vicky Cadge, Shannon Carlin, Alessandra Cianci, Mikayla Otero, Danielle Gentry.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 2008-09 COACHING STAFF Neal Studd

Head Coach 2nd season, Florida Atlantic ‘98

Neal Studd is entering his second season as the women’s swimming and diving head coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. Studd’s first head coaching season was highlighted with a second place finish at the Costal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) conference championships where his team was first amongst all Atlantic Sun squads. Along with earning more gold medals than any other school (seven), the Eagles produced the Rookie Swimmer of the year and the Conference swimmer of the year. His guidance led to nine CCSA All-conference 1st team members and eleven All-Conference Academic team members. The squad concluded the year ranked 18th in the Collegeswimming.com NCAA Division I mid-major pole and was recognized as an Academic All American Team by the College Swim Coaches Association. Studd was selected to begin the women’s swimming and diving program at FGCU in July of 2006. Prior to joining the athletic department here, he spent eight seasons with the Florida Atlantic University swimming staff. He rejoined the team in the fall of 1999 after a successful one-year stint with the Wall Street firm of Morgan Stanley following an outstanding collegiate swimming career at FAU. While he enjoyed the business world, he elected to return to college, where he could work on a master’s degree in business. Upon his return, Studd began working with the sprinters, a group that has rewritten the FAU record books as well as many of the records that Studd previously held. During the last seven seasons, several sprinters have won NIC and Sun Belt Championship titles, achieved NCAA cuts and placed on national teams, including one athlete who competed in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials and one who qualified for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. In 2004, the women’s freestyle relays rewrote freshman qualified for the NCAA Championship in 200 medley relay posted a school and Sun Belt Con ference record. A sprinter also competed in the 2005 World University Games.

the NIC conference records, while a the breaststroke. In 2005, the men’s

As an FAU swimmer (1994-98), Studd held several varsity records, served as the men’s captain and was a National Independent Conference champion and two-time Olympic Trials qualifier. The Ipswich native commenced swimming at an early age and held no less than 12 county (state) records. He was the National Junior Champion and the captain of the National Junior Team. Studd was also the 200-meter freestyle National Junior Championship record holder. Studd is a 1998 graduate of FAU with a B.S. in Finance, and received his MBA from FAU in 2002.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 2008-09 OPPONENTS Elizabeth Lykins

Assistant Coach 2nd season, College of Charleston ‘98

Lykins joined the Colgate staff after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. During her time in South Georgia the team successfully compiled three individual conference event titles, six All-Conference team members, one female swimmer of the championship meet and two top three team finishes within the conference.

Lykins is a 1998 graduate of the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration after being a member of the athletic honor roll all four years. A four-year member of the swim team, Lykins was a captain for two seasons and was named women’s team MVP in 1998. Lykins received her master’s degree in Sports Management from Georgia Southern University in May 2004.

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Before returning to graduate school, Lykins resided in Telluride, Colo. She was an income auditor and financial reporter for the Telluride Ski & Golf Company while also being the head coach of the Telluride Torpedoes swimming team for four seasons.

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Lykins came to FGCU with five years experience as a Division I Assistant at Colgate and Georgia Southern. In June 2007, Lykins completed her third season as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s swimming team at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. During her first two years, Lykins’ primary responsibilities included coaching the distance swimmers. Her athletes posted 63 personal records, earned eight conference event titles and set 13 freshman school records. Her third year of tenure, Lykins coached the middle distance team. This squad recorded 107 personal records for the year, one freshman relay record, one individual varsity record and two varsity relay records. For all three years she coordinated travel and assisted with the publication of the program’s alumni newsletter, the Webfoot Wave.

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Elizabeth Lykins begins her second season as the assistant swimming coach for the Eagles. During Lykins’ first year at FGCU she assisted Coach Studd in all aspects of the program; some of her responsibilities include coordination team travel and maintaining team records/stats. Lykins helped lead the team to a second place conference finish at the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships. The Eagles earned Rookie Swimmer of the Year and Conference Swimmer of the Year during their inaugural season.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 2008-09 COACHING STAFF Patricia Stringham Assistant Coach 2nd season, Kansas ‘03

Patti Stringham begins her second season as one of Neal Studd’s assistant coaches. Stringham’s responsibilities include the diving program and academic advising for student-athletes. During her first year as diving coach, Stringham’s athletes earned two silver medals at conference championships and four additional top 10 finishes helping the team to a second place finish in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association. Stringham began her coaching career at St. Cloud State where she coached two student-athletes that reached Division II National Championships. After spending a year at St. Cloud State, she went to Missouri-Kansas City to obtain a masters degree in Guidance and Counseling. While at UMKC, she was the Intercollegiate Athletic Tutor Coordinator. Prior to coaching Stringham was a member of the University of Kansas Swimming and Diving team for four years and graduated in 2003. During her time at Kansas, she was a two-year conference finalist on the 1M and 3M boards. She was also named First team All Conference following the 2003 season. In addition to a successful collegiate diving career, she was a JayHawk Scholar Award recipient five times.

Dan Jimar

Assistant Coach 2nd season

Dan Jimar begins his second season as an assistant coach for the FGCU swimming and diving team. He is the offical scorer for all of FGCU’s home swim meets and is currently the records chairman for Florida Swimming; a positioin he has held since 2000. Prior to attending FGCU, he competed for his local swim team and qualified for the Youth Nationals. Dan started his coaching career with the same team he swam for when he was a freshman in HS. Jimar has worked as an age group coach with local club, Swim Florida, for eleven years. He also was a coach for the All-Star Team three times during his tenure with Swim Florida. He coached swimmers who qualified for USA Swimming Top 16 rankings including three swimmers that won several titles in the USA Swimming Postal Distance Meets. During a two year stint in Sweden, Dan worked as webmaster and math/computer teacher for the largest high school in Gothenburg, Sweden. During this time he also worked as an assistant coach and interim head coach for one of the local swim teams with several swimmers qualifying for Youth Nationals, Junior Nationals and Senior Nationals. One swimmer qualified for the Swedish National Team and won a bronze medal at the European Short Course Championships. Dan was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY PLAYER PROFILES Personal- Daughter of Rod and Glenna Chamberlin…Major is Resort and Hospitality Management…Favorite sports moSenior Distance Free ment is winning state championship her senior year…Favorite Lake Worth, Fla./Ohio University athlete is Mike Alstott…Favorite book is the Davinci Code… Junior- As captain and one of only two Favorite sports movie is Miracle…Chose FGCU because it has juniors on the squad, Courtney highlight- her major and there is no snow. ed her year at the 14th Annual Miami InChloe Erb vite by setting three FGCU records with Junior Diver the Eagle’s best times in the 500-yard (4:55.63), 1000-yard Seattle, Wash./ California Lutheran University (10:17.74), and 1650-yard (16:51.24) Freestyles. Her perPrior to FGCU- Transferred from Califormance in the mile earned her an NCAA Provisional Time fornia Lutheran University after two years. (B-Cut). At conference championships, Gallo garnered two Graduated from Gig Harbor High School gold medal finishes (500 and 1650 free) and one bronze (200 in Gig Harbor, Washington. Coached by fly) to help lead the team to a 2nd place finish at the CCSA. Courtney will return for her senior season and provide not Liz Litch…Team captain and MVP in 2004 and was undeonly an excellent distance freestyle swimmer but will also feated in Division III competition in 2006. provide valuable, veteran leadership for the 2009 season. Personal- Daughter of Jerry and Tracy Erb…Major in BusiPrior to FGCU- Transferred from Ohio University, where ness management…Favorite sports moment was qualifying she was the MAC champion in the mile...Graduated 2005 for nationals at her first competition at California Lutheran from Atlantic High School in Lake Worth, Florida…Coached University…Favorite athlete is Shawn Johnson…Favorite by Ken Caplin…Was a state qualifier and finalist between sport to watch is football…Chose FGCU because of the beauthe years of 2002-2005…State champion in the 200 free re- tiful campus and location. lay…All American consideration. Taylor Cooke

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Middle/Distance Free Personal - Daughter of Paul and Susan Gallo…Majoring in Homosassa, Fla./Lecanto HS Health and Human Sciences…Favorite sport moment was Freshman- Taylor ranks in the top three winning conference in the mile her freshman year of colamong Top Ten Eagle Performers in mullege…Favorite sport to watch is football and basketball… tiple freestyle events: 100 (2nd), 200 (3rd), One person she would like to meet is Justin Timberlake… 500 (2nd), 1000 (2nd) & 1650 (2nd). Biggest accomplishment in life so far is swimming a 25k… Cooke’s best meet of the year was the 14th Career aspiration to be a Nurse Anesthetist…Chose FGCU Annual Miami Invite where the Eagles finished fourth out of 14 to be closer to home and has her major. teams. Taylor placed 23rd in the 200-yard Freestyle with a time of 1:55.26, posted a 5:02.23 for the 500-yard Freestyle, and Margie Chamberlin Junior also posted the second best time for any Eagle with a time of Fly 17:26.54 in the 1650-yard Freestyle. Her 10:30.30 set an FGCU Land O’ Lakes, Fla./University of Iowa freshman record for the 1000-yard Freestyle. At the CCSA Prior to FGCU- Transferred from Iowa Championships Taylor earned 34 points for the team with three after two years…Graduated from Whar- top 8 finishes to help the Eagles capture the conference runnerton High School in Land O’ Lakes, up title. She returns for her sophomore campaign and will proFlorida, Coached by Marc Long at Iowa, vide a great option for the distance free positions. Jackie Fletcher at Wharton, and Rich Rogers during her club season…At Iowa she was a 2-time All-American in the 100 Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Lecanto High School in HoFly, ranked among the top 5 performers in Iowa’s history in mosassa, Florida. Coached by Frank Bachtelor…Taylor was a the 100 and 200 fly as well as earning a B-Cut in the 200 Fly four-year swimming MVP for Coach Bachtelor...Cross country for the Hawkeyes…In high school she was a Class 3A State MVP junior and senior season…Received Principal Honor Roll Champion her senior year, 3-time team MVP and 3 year cap- freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year…AP scholar. tain…set school records at Wharton for the 50, 100, 200, and 500 Free, 100 Fly, and 200 Free Medley Relay…Graduated Personal- Daughter of Stan and Terri Cooke..Majoring in Physwith a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor ical Therapy..Favorite athlete is Kristen Sweetland…Favorite sports movie is Miracle..Career aspiration is to be a physical o society as well as an Academic All-American. therapist or be a professional triathlete..Most thankful for her

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY PLAYER PROFILES family…Chose FGCU because it’s close to home, in state, has Favorite book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire…Most thanka great swim team, and a beautiful campus. ful for her family…Chose FGCU because she loved the campus.

Diana Granville

Katy Loubris

Sophomore Fly/Free Ottawa, Ontario/St.Joseph HS

Sophomore IM/Free Beverly, Mass./Beverly HS

Freshman- Katy had a solid year as one of the Eagle’s distance Freestyle, IM and Backstroke swimmers. She earned lifetime bests at the 14th Annual Miami Invite while placing in the 1000-yard Freestyle (10:48.47) and the 1650-yard Freestyle (17:59.43). Katy’s 13th place Conference finish in the 400 IM (440.55) was not only a personal record but also earned her the 3rd best time for any Eagle swimmer. She also scored top 16 earning invaluable team points in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:13.57 (15th) and the mile (9th) at the CCSA Championships. She will return for Prior to FGCU- Graduated from St. Joseph High School in the 2009 campaign and contribute in the distance Free, IM and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Coached by Dave Heinback. Backstroke events.

Viktoria Hyddmark

Sophomore Backstroke Lund, Sweden/Polhemskolah HS

Prior to FGCU - Graduated from Beverly High School in Beverly, Massachusetts…Coached by John Ogden and Brian Cameron…5 time All American…Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic…High School Conference MVP…Conference All Star…3 time State Champion.

in Lakeland, Florida…Coached by Tom Schmeltz and Lee Personal - Daughter of Ulf and Ingela Hyddmark…Majoring Stauffer…LHS swim team’s Most Outstanding Athlete… in Biology…Favorite sport moment was when Viktoria finished Scholar athlete award…Placed 13th at 3A State Champion3rd in the Swedish Junior Championship in 200 backstroke… ship…County Diving Champion.

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Freshman- Viktoria became the Eagle’s top performer in the 100-yard and 200yard Backstroke as well as the 200-yard IM. She paced the Eagles all year while earning the first ever FGCU CCSA SwimSarah McCollough Sophomore mer of the week for her performances in the Eagle’s win over Diver the University of Tampa. Her first place finish in the 200-yard Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland HS Backstroke at the CCSA Championships with a time of 2:00.69 Freshman- Sarah emerged as the Eagle’s earned an NCAA Provisional Time (B-Cut). Along with two top 3-meter diver during the 2008 seaadditional 1st place finishes, 57.06 in the 100-yard Backstroke son. She posted her best finish, 2nd place, and a 2:07.45 in the 200-yard IM, Hyddmark earned All-Conas well as an FGCU record at the North ference and Best Rookie of the Year honors in the CCSA. She Florida meet with a score of 244.27. She will return for the 2009 season to pace and lead the Eagles to finished 4th overall with 220.00 points on the 3-meter board another successful season in the Backstroke and Individual at the CCSA Championships to help the Eagles to a second Medley events. place finish; her 7th place finish on the 1-meter at Conference also added 12 points to the team score. She will return for the Prep - Attended Polhemskolah High School in Lund, Sweden… 2009 season as a seasoned collegiate diver on both boards for In the summer of 2007, finished 3rd in the 100 and 200 back- the Eagles. stroke at the Swedish championship…Qualified for the finals on the Swedish Championship in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Prior to FGCU - Graduated from Lakeland High School

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Personal - Daughter of Scott and Patty Loubris…Majoring in Criminal Forensics…Favorite sport moment was when the Red Sox won the World Series…Favorite athlete is David Ortiz…Favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye…One person she would like to meet is Hilary Duff…Career aspiration is to be a CSI…Chose FGCU because it’s a lot warmer than Boston and because of the relatives that live in the area.

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Personal - Daughter of Allen and Maritess Granville…Majoring in Biology…Favorite sport moment was making Senior Nationals…One person Diana would like to meet is Michael Phelps…Her favorite athlete is Aaron Peirsol..She is most thankful for her family…Chose FGCU because of the location, beautiful campus, and the coaches.

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Freshman- Diana did a little of everything for the Eagles in their 2007-08 campaign. She competed in the sprint Freestyle, Breaststroke and Butterfly events. Her 13th place finish in the 100-yard Fly (59.65) as well as 9th place in the 200-yard Fly (2:10.52) at the CCSA Championships assisted the Eagles in capturing a second place finish at the conference meet in their first year of existence. She will return for the 2009 season and provide competitive Breaststroke and Butterfly options for the eagles.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY PLAYER PROFILES Personal - Daughter of Kevin and Michelle McCollough… Undecided on a Major…Favorite sport to watch is Gymnastics…Most thankful for her family…Chose FGCU because of enthusiasm and motivation of the people to accomplish goals, the location, and the nice dorms.

Katie Oke

Sophomore IM/Back/Free Exeter, Ontario/Sir Frederick Banting

Freshman- Karmin emerged as the Eagle’s top 1-meter diver during the 2008 season. She set an FGCU record as well as her personal best for the 1M board at the FAU dual meet with a score of 247.73. Karmin also holds second place honors in the Eagle’s Top Ten list on the 3-meter board. Her 2nd place finishes on both the 1-meter (221.50) and 3-meter (243.90) boards earned the Eagles 34 points at the CCSA Championships. She will return for the 2009 season as a conference favorite on both boards.

Freshman- With such versatility Katie was utilized in multiple events throughout the 2007-08 dual meet season with her best performances exhibited in the 200-yard and 400-yard IM. She set an FGCU team record in the 400-yard IM at the CCSA Championships with a time of 4:29.50 while earning a 3rd place finish. Her success in the finals of the 200 IM (208.31) at conference championships led to an Eagle sweep of the event. Additionally, Oke’s tie for 6th place in the 200 Back also gave 12.5 points toward the team runner-up Conference honors. She ranks in the top 5 Eagle performers for the 500, 1000, and 1650-yard Freestyle as well as 100 and 200-yard Backstroke. She will return for the 2009 season as one of the top IM performers for the Eagles and the conference.

Prior to FGCU - Graduated from Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida…Coached by Tony Periello…Freshman year finished 3rd at Districts…Sophomore year finished 3rd at Districts and 3rd at Regionals…Junior year finished 2nd at Districts, 1st at Regionals, and 5th at States.

Prior to FGCU - Graduated from Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School in Exeter, Canada… Was coached by Paul Midgley…As a sophomore, she won the Athletic Award and received honors in her freshman, sophomore, and senior season.

Personal - Daughter of Kevin McNamara…Majoring in Physical Therapy…Favorite sport to watch is gymnastics… Favorite sport movie is Fight Club…Most thankful for her family…Chose FGCU because it’s close to home, the amazing campus, and the fact that she would be on the first ever swimming and diving team.

Personal - Daughter of Wayne and Debra Oak…Majoring in Marine Science…Favorite sport moment was when Simon Whitfield ran the last 200m in the first ever Olympic Triathlon and won…Favorite athlete Simon Whitfield…Favorite sport movie is Remember the Titans…One thing no one knows about Katelyn is she wanted to be a NASCAR Driver…Chose FGCU because it’s so far from home, which allows her to become a stronger person and to get a great tan.

Karmin McNamara Sophomore Diver Tampa, Fla./Gaither HS

Kelli Novak Sophomore Breast

Castalian Springs, Tenn./Marshall University

Prior to FGCU- Transferred from Marshall University after her freshman year. Graduated from Heritage Christian Academy in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. Coached by Craig Chlasta. Personal- Daughter of Van and Regina Thompson…Major is Business Management…Favorite sports movie is The Endless Summer…Favorite sport to watch is Tennessee football…Chose FGCU because of the coaching staff and their positive leadership.

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Teri Plotkin Sophomore Distance Free

San Antonio, Texas/Ramstein American HS

Freshman - Teri opened the year with a lifetime best 200-yard Breaststroke (2:33.14) at the Eagles inaugural meet against Miami (FL) ranking her 3rd among top Eagle performers in this event. She recorded her personal best time in the 100-yard Breaststroke at the FAU/ Tampa/GA Tech Invite with a 1:12.28. She currently ranks 4th among FGCU performers in the 100 Breaststroke. Teri also was the fifth fastest Eagle swimmer in the 1000-yard Freestyle (11:01.08) and the 1650-yard Freestyle (18:04.55). She received 11th place honors in the mile at the CCSA Championships earning the team six points. Teri will return for the 2009 season as an effective distance Freestyler and

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Gabrielle Shaw

Prior to FGCU - Graduated 2007 from Ramstein American High School…Coached by Bob Clinton…Honors received was high point 2005 and 2007…Pentathlon 2006 and 2007… Most Valuable Swimmer 2005 and 2006.

Sophomore Diver Boynton Beach, Fla./Park Vista HS

Personal - Daughter of Fredric and Brenda Plotkin…Hometown is Landstuhl, Germany…Majoring in Secondary Education-Math…Minoring in Chemistry...Favorite book is Swimming to Antarctica…One thing no one really knows about Teri is she makes the World’s Best Trail Mix (learned from her mom)…Career aspiration is to become a High School Math Teacher…Chose FGCU because of secondary education, Florida, the outdoor pool, the beautiful arena, the apartPrior to FGCU - Graduated 2007 from Park Vista High ment style housing, and Bright Futures. School in Boynton Beach, Florida…Coached by Tim Bruce Rachael Rein and Ashleye Henyan. Sophomore Sprint Free/Back/IM Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo HS

Catrina Silveira

Sophomore Breast/IM Doral, Fla./Doral Academy HS

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Freshman- Catrina became the top Breaststroke performer for the Eagles during the 2008 season. She set FGCU records in both the 100 and 200-yard Prior to FGCU - Graduated in 2007 from Oviedo High Breaststroke during the year. Swimming to a time of 1:06.88 School in Oviedo, Florida…Coached by Charlie Rose…All in the 100-yard Breaststroke, Catrina finished 4th at ConAmerican in the 50 and 100 free…Junior National quali- ference Championships. In addition, her performance of fier…MVP her junior and senior season…Holds seven re- 2:24.37 at the CCSA meet earned 16 invaluable points for cords and five individual awards at Oviedo High School… the Eagles and a bronze podium appearance. She will return for the 2009 season and looks to pace the Eagles to another Zone team qualifier. successful season. Personal - Daughter of Bryan and Patti Rein…Majoring in Business…Favorite athlete is Ian Thorpe…One person Prior to FGCU - Graduated from Doral Academy High Rachel would love to meet is Julia Roberts…One thing no School in Miami, Florida…Coached by Kirk Peppas…Doral one really knows about her is she is a Chicago Bears fan… Academy Athlete of the Year 2005-2006…Four-time Miami Biggest accomplishment so far is being an All American… Dade All County First Team…Fifth in the state in the 100 Chose FGCU because she loves the location and its not too breastroke (FHSAA State Champs)…Seventh in the 200 individual medley…USA Swimming Scholastic All American far from home. 2005-06 and 2006-07…Doral Academy Student Athlete of the Year 2006-07.

PROFILES

Freshman- Rachael is the top performer and freshmen record holder for the Eagles in the 50-yard Freestyle (24.44), the 100-yard Freestyle (51.99), and the 200-yard Freestyle (1:53.55). Rein exhibited her versatility by turning in earned a second place finish with a 2:07.66 in the 200-yard IM helping the Eagles to a sweep of the event at CCSA Championships. Rachael was the Freestyle leg of the CCSA 400-yard 1st place medley relay with a split of 51.76. Rachael earned CCSA Swimmer of the week twice during her first season as an Eagle. She will return for the 2009 season as a top sprint free performer as well as a solid Backstroke and IM option for the Eagles.

Personal - Daughter of Jonathan and Jill Shaw…Majoring in Human Performance…Favorite athlete is Jason Taylor… One thing no one really knows about her is she loves flying in airplanes…Thankful for her family and friends…Chose FGCU because it’s close to home, the beautiful campus, the close personal teachers, and the opportunity to swim for the 1st ever swimming and diving team.

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Freshman- Gaby competed in both the 3-meter and 1-meter boards all year for the Eagles. She posted her personal best scores for both events at the FSU/FIU double dual meet: 1M 219.50 and 3M 216.55. Her success at CCSA Championships on 1-meter (9th place) and 3-meter (8th place) earned the team 20 points assisting the Eagles in a runner-up Conference finish during their inaugural campaign. She will return for the 2009 campaign and provide the Eagles with a solid option on both boards.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY PLAYER PROFILES Personal - Daughter of Jorge and Cathy Silveira…MaAlessandra Cianci joring in Biology…Favorite sport moment was when the Freshman Fly USA Women’s National Team won the FIFA World Cup Plantation, Fla./ St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. in 1999…Favorite athletes are Mia Hamm and Amanda Prior to FGCU- Graduated from St. Beard…One thing no one really knows about Catrina is she Thomas Aquinas High School in Hollyloves to sing…One person she would love to meet is Brady wood, Florida. Coached by Jimmy ParQuinn…Career aspiration is to make NCAA’s and Olympic menter...was a member of the Spanish Trials in 100 Breastroke…Chose FGCU because she loves the atmosphere and is excited to start a winning tradition as Honors Society. an eagle swimmer. Personal- Daughter of Humberto and Carmen Cianci…MaTiffany Angulo jor is Business Administration…Favorite sports moment is Freshman the United States 400 Free Relay in the 2008 Olympics…FaFly/Free Miami, FL/Southwest Miami HS vorite sport to watch is gymnastics…One person she would Prior to FGCU- Graduated from South- like to met is Natalie Coughlin…Chose FGCU because of west Miami High School in Miami, Flor- the exceptional athletic and academic programs.

ida. She was a district champion in the 100 Fly and 3rd team All-Dade County in 2007…Team MVP in 2008…Member of the National Honors Society.

Leah Daniel

Freshman Freestyle Winnipeg, Canada/Grant Park H.S.

Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Grand Park High School in Winnipeg, MB, Rening (Canada). Coached by Pal Temisavari.

Personal- Daughter of Bob and Eileen Angulo…Major is Forensics…Favorite sports moment is winning the 100 Fly at districts…Favorite athlete is Michael Phelps…Favorite sports movie is Across the Universe…Chose FGCU because Personal- Daughter of George and Margaret Daniel…Mashe fell in love with the campus on her visit and she also jor is Environmental Engineering…Favorite sports moment likes the “green” concept of FGCU. is when Ryan Cochrane won the bronze medal in the 1500 freestyle at the 2008 Olympics…Favorite sport to watch is Vicky Cadge Freshman volleyball or hockey…Favorite sports movie is Million DolBreast/IM lar Baby…Chose FGCU because she wanted to be a part of Long Melford, United Kingdom/Kelly College an up-and-coming swim team. Prior the FGCU- Gradated from KelDanielle Gentry ly College in Suffolk, England (UK). Freshman Coached by Robin Brew. Personal- Daughter of Michael and Linda Cadge…Major is Psychology…Favorite athlete is Michael Phelps…Favorite sports movie is Coach Carter…Chose FGCU because it is simply “the best”.

Shannon Carlin

Freshman Breast Atlantic Beach, Fla./ Stanton College Prep.

Fly/Back Miami, Fla./ John A. Ferguson H.S.

Prior to FGCU- Graduated from John A. Ferguson High School in Miami, Florida. Coached by Leal and Arellana…Team captain for four years…Four year academic letters…Girl Scout Gold Award…All-County in 2007.

Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Stanton Personal- Daughter of Ernesto and Elizabeth Diaz…Major College Prep in Atlantic Beach, Florida. is Biology…Favorite athlete is Lance Armstrong…Favorite sports moment is Michael Phelps’s 100 Fly victory in Coached by Bob Fleming. the 2008 Olympics…Favorite sports movie is Friday Night Personal- Daughter of Mike and Susan Carlin…Major is Pre- Lights…Chose FGCU because of the size of the university and swimming/diving program. Physical Therapy…Favorite athlete is Shannon Miller… Favorite sport to watch is swimming…Favorite sports movie is Mighty Ducks…Chose FGCU because of the l location.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY PLAYER PROFILES Personal- Daughter of Silvio Fenando B. Pinto and Marilia Mills A.B. Pinto…Major is Business Management…FavorFreshman Fly/Free ite athlete is Cesar Cielo…Favorite sports moment is her Englewood, FL/Lemon Bay HS 2nd place finish at the Brazilian National in the 50 meter Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Lemon freestyle...Chose FGCU because of the opportunity to swim Bay High School in Englewood, Flori- as well as the academics offered by the school. da. Coached by Dawn Hall and Kelly Rosy Murray Librizz. Freshman

Julie Goodwin

Freestyle

Waterlooville, United Kingdom/ Springfield Secondary

Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Springfield Secondary School in Waterlooville, Hampshire (UK). Received academic honors for A levels in English.

Taylor Lipniskis

Personal- Daughter of Christopher Murray…Major is Resort and Hospitality Management…Favorite sports moment was Great Britain’s performance in the 2008 Olympics…FaPrior to FGCU- Graduated from Ches- vorite athlete is Lance Armstrong…Favorite sport to watch terton High School in Chesterton, Indi- is swimming…Chose FGCU because location, beautiful campus, and the variety of courses offered by the school. ana. Coached by Kevin Kinel. Freshman Sprint Free Chesterton, Ind./Chesteron HS

Teri Lytle Freshman Free/Fly

Melbourne, Fla./ Melboure Central Catholic

Personal- Daughter of Brad and Stacy Lytle…Majoring in Environmental Engineering…Favorite athlete is her sister, Katie, who is a tri-athlete…her favorite book is 500 Chocolate Delights Cookbook…Chose FGCU due to convincing recruiting by her current teammate Teri Plotkin. Freshman Sprint Free

Petropolis, Brazil/ Universidade Amembi Morumbi

Prior to FGCU- Transferred from Unirersidade Amembi Morumbi University… Graduated from Colegio de Aplicapao da UCP in Petropolis, Brazil. Received the best student honors in 2006.

Prior to FGCU- Graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hollywood, Florida. Coached by Jimmy Parmenter…was a member of the National Honors Society and the Spanish Honors Society. Personal- Daughter of Tony and Gail Otero…Major is Undecided…Favorite sports moment the United States 400 Free Relay in the 2008 Olympics…Favorite athlete is Ryan Lochte…Chose FGCU because of the Academics as well as the athletics.

Lauren Paxton Freshman Fly/IM

North Palm Beach, Fla./ Suncoast Community

Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Suncoast Community High School in North Palm Beach, Florida. Coached by Valerie Newcomer and Ken Roberts…Received the coaches award in 2006 and 2008…Academically, she the Physical Fitness Award in 2008, Television Production Award in 2008, and the American History Award in 2007. Personal- Daughter of Karen Paxton…Major is Criminal Justice…Favorite sports moment is winning Counties in high school…Favorite sports to watch are swimming and football…Favorite book is Looking for Alaska…Chose FGCU because of the excellent coaches.

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Isabela Mills Pinto

Freshman Breast Hollywood, Fla./ St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

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Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic High School in Melbourne, Florida. Coached by John Hughes…Teri received All Space Coast Swimming 2nd Team honors her senior season…Graduated from high school as an AP Scholar with honors as well as receiving the Scholar Athlete Award.

Mikayla Otero

PROFILES

Personal- Daughter of Terry and Rose Lipniskis…Major is undecided…Favorite sport to watch is gymnastics…favorite book is Angels and Demons…Favorite sports movie is Stick It.

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Personal- Daughter of Nancy Goodwin…Major is Marine Biology…Favorite sports moment is Michael Phelps’ 100 Fly finish in the 2008 Olympics…Favorite athlete is Michael Phelps…Favorite sports movie is Remember the Titans… Chose FGCU because of her major and it’s location.

PLAYER PROFILES Margrete Ulvestad

Stephanie Young

Freshman Backstroke/IM

Molde, Norway/ Molde Videregaende Skole

Freshman Diver Tarpon Springs, Fla./ Tarpon Springs H.S.

Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Molde Videregaende Skole in Molde, Norway. Coached byPetter Ulvestad.

Prior to FGCU- Graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Coached by Dan Williams.

Personal- Daughter of Peter Ulvestad and Marit Nyhus… Major is Undecided…Favorite athlete is Michael Phelps… Favorite book is Harry Potter…Chose FGCU because of the nice weather and the great swimming facilities.

Personal- Daughter of Steve and Mindy Young…Major is Nursing… Favorite sports moment is diving in general… Favorite sports to watch is gymnastics…Chose FGCU because it is close to home and has a beautiful campus.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 2007-08 SWIMMING & DIVING RESULTS Location Time Result FGCU Aquatics Center L 156-84 FGCU Aquatics Center L 183-117 FGCU Aquatics Center W 231-62 FGCU Aquatics Center L 190-110 Oxford, Ohio 4th of 16 FGCU Aquatics Center W 108-66 Naples, Fla. L 151-54 Naples, Fla. W 135-70 Tallahassee, Fla. No Score Tallahassee, Fla. L 151-86 Tallahassee, Fla. W 206-12 Jacksonville, Fla. W 134-107 Statesboro, Ga. L 150.5-149.5 Statesboro, Ga. W 204-84 Coral Gables, Fla. L 169-70 Coral Gables, Fla. W 165-74 Boca Raton, Fla. L 242-58 2nd of 11

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Date Opponent/Event 10/13/2007 Miami 10/27/2007 Ga Tech 10/27/2007 Tampa 10/27/2007 FAU 11/29/2007 14th Annual Miami of Ohio Invite 1/5/2008 FGCU Invitational 1/6/2008 Penn State 1/6/2008 IRCC 1/12/2008 FIU 1/12/2008 FSU 1/12/2008 FAMU 1/18/2008 North Florida 1/19/2008 Georgia Southern 1/19/2008 Campbell 1/26/2008 Miami 1/26/2008 FIU 2/2/2008 Florida Atlantic 2/23/2008 Inaugural Coastal Collegiate Swim Association Championships

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Age/Yr Women 50 Free Rachael Rein FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Rachael Rein FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami Rachael Rein FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Rachael Rein FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU Rae-Lynn Sheffield FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Rae-Lynn Sheffield FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU Rae Conroy FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Rae-Lynn Sheffield FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Rae-Lynn Sheffield FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami Rachael Rein FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Women 100 Free Rachael Rein FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Rachael Rein FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Rachael Rein FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami Rachael Rein FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Rachael Rein FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Rachael Rein FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Rachael Rein FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell Rachael Rein FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU Taylor Cooke FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Rachael Rein FR 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU Women 200 Free Rachael Rein FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Rachael Rein FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Rachael Rein FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell Rachael Rein FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Taylor Cooke FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Taylor Cooke FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Rachael Rein FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Women 500 Free Courtney Gallo JR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Courtney Gallo JR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Courtney Gallo JR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Taylor Cooke FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Courtney Gallo JR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Taylor Cooke FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Courtney Gallo JR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell 2008-09 FGCU SWIMMING & DIVING 2008 FGCU SWIMMING & DIVING

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16:51.24 Y F 16:56.58 Y F 17:20.30 Y F 17:26.54 Y F 17:55.19 Y F 17:57.99 Y F 17:58.10 Y F 17:59.43 Y F 18:00.20 Y F 18:00.90 Y F

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10:20.21 Y F 10:21.85 Y F 10:25.86 Y F 10:28.54 Y F 10:29.67 Y F 10:30.30 Y S 10:31.78 Y F 10:34.62 Y F 10:37.13 Y F 10:39.71 Y F

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JR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF Women 1000 Free Courtney Gallo JR 1/6/2008 2008 Penn State & IRCC Courtney Gallo JR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Courtney Gallo JR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF Courtney Gallo JR 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU Courtney Gallo JR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU F Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Taylor Cooke FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU Courtney Gallo JR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami Courtney Gallo JR 10/6/2007 2008 Blue/Green Intersquad meet Taylor Cooke FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami Women 1650 Free Courtney Gallo JR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Courtney Gallo JR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Courtney Gallo JR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Taylor Cooke FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU Taylor Cooke FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Katelyn Oke FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU Katy Loubris FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Taylor Cooke FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell Katy Loubris FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Women 100 Back Viktoria Hyddmark FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Viktoria Hyddmark FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Viktoria Hyddmark FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Viktoria Hyddmark FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU Rachael Rein FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Viktoria Hyddmark FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Viktoria Hyddmark FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell Women 200 Back Viktoria Hyddmark FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Viktoria Hyddmark FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Viktoria Hyddmark FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami Viktoria Hyddmark FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU Rachael Rein FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Viktoria Hyddmark FR 1/6/2008 2008 Penn State & IRCC Viktoria Hyddmark FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell Viktoria Hyddmark FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU Women 100 Breast Catrina Silveira FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1:07.05 Y 1:07.08 Y 1:07.09 Y 1:07.14 Y 1:07.19 Y 1:07.33 Y 1:07.79 Y 1:08.21 Y 1:08.23 Y

P F F F F F F F F

Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Rae-Lynn Sheffield Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Rae-Lynn Sheffield Rae-Lynn Sheffield

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2:24.37 Y 2:25.51 Y 2:25.66 Y 2:26.03 Y 2:26.92 Y 2:27.33 Y 2:28.82 Y 2:29.49 Y 2:30.85 Y 2:31.65 Y

F F P F P F F F F F

Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Catrina Silveira Rae-Lynn Sheffield

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

58.12 Y 58.18 Y 58.48 Y 58.49 Y 58.52 Y 58.68 Y 58.71 Y 59.11 Y 59.21 Y 59.23 Y

F P F F P P F F P P

Corinna Lallier Corinna Lallier Corinna Lallier Viktoria Hyddmark Corinna Lallier Viktoria Hyddmark Corinna Lallier Kristin Pomerleau Kristin Pomerleau Kristin Pomerleau

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2:05.69 Y 2:06.46 Y 2:07.22 Y 2:07.64 Y 2:07.95 Y 2:08.34 Y 2:09.05 Y 2:09.12 Y 2:09.54 Y 2:09.69 Y

F F P P F F P F F F

Corinna Lallier Corinna Lallier Corinna Lallier Corinna Lallier Corinna Lallier Courtney Gallo Courtney Gallo Corinna Lallier Corinna Lallier Corinna Lallier

1 2 3 4

2:07.45 Y 2:07.66 Y 2:08.20 Y 2:08.31 Y

F F P F

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4:29.50 Y 4:35.19 Y 4:37.10 Y 4:39.01 Y 4:40.23 Y 4:40.55 Y 4:40.61 Y 4:42.07 Y 4:44.26 Y 4:44.32 Y

F F P P P F F F F F

Katelyn Oke Corinna Lallier Katelyn Oke Corinna Lallier Katelyn Oke Katy Loubris Corinna Lallier Katy Loubris Katelyn Oke Katelyn Oke

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

247.73 234.90 229.73 222.29 221.50 220.60 219.50 214.50 214.27 214.15

F F F F F F F F F F

Karmin McNamara Sarah McCollough Karmin McNamara Karmin McNamara Karmin McNamara Sarah McCollough Gabrielle Shaw Karmin McNamara Sarah McCollough Karmin McNamara

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

244.27 243.90 243.10 242.33 233.10 223.10 222.60 220.00 219.80 218.03

F F F F F F F F F F

Sarah McCollough Karmin McNamara Karmin McNamara Karmin McNamara Sarah McCollough Sarah McCollough Karmin McNamara Sarah McCollough Sarah McCollough Sarah McCollough

FR FR FR FR FR FR

11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 2/2/2008 2008 FAU Women 400 IM FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF Women 1 Meter 6 Dives FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU FR 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Women 3 Meter 6 Dives FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU

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2:08.48 Y 2:08.65 Y 2:08.72 Y 2:09.21 Y 2:09.47 Y 2:10.41 Y

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY TOP 10 PERFORMERS Women 50 Free 1 24.44 Y F Rachael Rein FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 2 25.04 Y L F Rae-Lynn Sheffield FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association 3 25.06 Y P Rae Conroy FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 4 25.30 Y P Lisa Errington FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 5 25.31 Y P Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 6 25.49 Y F Kristin Pomerleau FR 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU 7 25.50 Y P Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 8 25.68 Y F Diana Granville FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami 9 25.74 Y P Catrina Silveira FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 10 25.96 Y P Vanessa Cox JR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Women 100 Free 1 51.99 Y P Rachael Rein FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association 2 53.72 Y L F Taylor Cooke FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association 3 53.84 Y P Rae Conroy FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 4 53.99 Y L F Rae-Lynn Sheffield FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 5 54.26 Y L F Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 6 54.74 Y P Kristin Pomerleau FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 7 55.31 Y P Lisa Errington FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association 8 55.78 Y L F Diana Granville FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami 9 56.39 Y L F Courtney Gallo JR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF 10 56.58 Y P Vanessa Cox JR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Women 200 Free 1 1:53.55 Y P Rachael Rein FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association 2 1:55.01 Y P Viktoria Hyddmark FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 3 1:55.26 Y L F Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 4 1:56.58 Y F Rae Conroy FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association 5 1:57.49 Y F Courtney Gallo JR 1/6/2008 2008 Penn State & IRCC 6 1:57.84 Y P Katelyn Oke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 7* 1:59.87 Y F Diana Granville FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF 7* 1:59.87 Y P Katy Loubris FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 9 2:00.68 Y P Corinna Lallier FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 10 2:01.12 Y F Catrina Silveira FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami Women 500 Free 1 4:55.63 Y F Courtney Gallo JR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 2 5:02.23 Y P Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 3 5:17.10 Y P Katy Loubris FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 4 5:18.44 Y P Teri Plotkin FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association 5 5:18.75 Y P Katelyn Oke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 6 5:31.97 Y S F Morgan Tibbs FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 7 5:32.63 Y F Corinna Lallier FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami 8 5:40.97 Y F Ashley Ferraro FR 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU Women 1000 Free 1 10:20.21 Y F Courtney Gallo JR 1/6/2008 2008 Penn State & IRCC 2 10:30.30 Y S F Taylor Cooke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational 3 10:47.77 Y S F Katelyn Oke FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY TOP 10 PERFORMERS 4 10:48.47 Y S F 5 11:01.08 Y F Teri Plotkin 6 11:18.35 Y S F

26.80 Y L 28.74 Y L 29.48 Y L 29.98 Y L 30.10 Y L 30.89 Y L

F F F F F F

Viktoria Hyddmark Rae-Lynn Sheffield Katy Loubris Katelyn Oke Vanessa Cox Ashley Ferraro

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57.06 Y L 59.23 Y 1:01.23 Y 1:02.04 Y 1:02.38 Y 1:02.87 Y 1:03.35 Y 1:05.38 Y

F F P F F F F F

Viktoria Hyddmark Rachael Rein Kristin Pomerleau Vanessa Cox Rae-Lynn Sheffield Katelyn Katy Loubris Ashley Ferraro

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2:00.69 Y 2:05.13 Y 2:07.61 Y 2:13.70 Y 2:14.15 Y 2:25.21 Y

F F F F F F

Viktoria Hyddmark Rachael Rein Katelyn Oke Katy Loubris Vanessa Cox Ashley Ferraro

1 2 3 4 5

31.47 Y S 33.57 Y S 33.94 Y S 35.05 Y S 36.21 Y S

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Rae-Lynn Sheffield Rae Conroy Teri Plotkin Diana Granville Morgan Tibbs

1 2 3 4 5 6

1:06.88 Y P 1:07.09 Y F 1:11.09 Y P 1:12.24 Y P 1:14.25 Y S F 1:16.48 Y F

Catrina Silveira Rae-Lynn Sheffield Rae Conroy Teri Plotkin Diana Granville Morgan Tibbs

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16:51.24 Y F 17:26.54 Y F 17:58.10 Y F 17:59.43 Y F 18:04.55 Y F 18:49.31 Y F

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Katy Loubris FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF Morgan Tibbs FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Women 1650 Free JR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Women 50 Back FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU JR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF Women 100 Back FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association JR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF FR 1/26/2008 2008 University of Miami & FIU FR 10/6/2007 2008 Blue/Green Intersquad meet FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Women 200 Back FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU JR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell Women 50 Breast FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF Women 100 Breast FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY TOP 10 PERFORMERS 1 2 3 4 5 6

2:24.37 Y 2:31.65 Y 2:33.14 Y 2:33.20 Y 2:34.22 Y 2:40.68 Y

F F F F F F

Catrina Silveira Rae-Lynn Sheffield Teri Plotkin Corinna Lallier Diana Granville Rae Conroy

1 27.23 Y S 2 27.31 Y S 3 27.44 Y S 4 27.65 Y S 5 28.13 Y S 6 28.19 Y S 7 28.61 Y S 8 28.87 Y S 9 29.17 Y S 10 29.34 Y S

F P F P P F P F P P

Kristin Pomerleau Corinna Lallier Viktoria Hyddmark Rae-Lynn Sheffield Taylor Cooke Diana Granville Ashley Ferraro Rachael Rein Katy Loubris Katelyn Oke

1 58.12 Y F 2 58.49 Y F 3 59.11 Y F 4 59.65 Y P 5 1:00.18 Y P 6 1:00.62 Y P 7 1:01.03 Y P 8 1:03.20 Y P 9 1:04.15 Y S F 10 1:04.68 Y F

Corinna Lallier Viktoria Hyddmark Kristin Pomerleau Diana Granville Taylor Cooke Rae-Lynn Sheffield Ashley Ferraro Courtney Gallo Katelyn Oke Morgan Tibbs

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

2:05.69 Y 2:08.34 Y 2:10.52 Y 2:17.15 Y 2:19.21 Y 2:21.04 Y 2:21.69 Y

F F F P P F F

Corinna Lallier Courtney Gallo Diana Granville Ashley Ferraro Kristin Pomerleau Morgan Tibbs Taylor Cooke

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

2:07.45 Y 2:07.66 Y 2:08.31 Y 2:10.69 Y 2:12.36 Y 2:13.57 Y 2:14.21 Y 2:19.42 Y 2:22.06 Y

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Women 200 Breast FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 10/6/2007 2008 Blue/Green Intersquad meet FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami FR 10/6/2007 2008 Blue/Green Intersquad meet FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU FR 10/6/2007 2008 Blue/Green Intersquad meet Women 50 Fly FR 10/27/2007 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 1/19/2008 2008 GSU & Campbell FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Women 100 Fly FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational JR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU Women 200 Fly FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational JR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU FR 10/6/2007 2008 Blue/Green Intersquad meet Women 200 IM FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY TOP 10 PERFORMERS 4:29.50 Y 4:35.19 Y 4:40.55 Y 4:52.86 Y 5:02.84 Y

F F F P P

Katelyn Oke Corinna Lallier Katy Loubris Diana Granville Morgan Tibbs

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247.73 234.90 219.50 198.15

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Karmin McNamara Sarah McCollough Gabrielle Shaw Amy Kennedy

1 244.27 2 243.90

3 216.55 4 147.80

F Sarah McCollough F Karmin McNamara

F Gabrielle Shaw F Amy Kennedy

Women 400 IM FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association FR 11/29/2007 2008 Miami Invitational Women 1 Meter 6 Dives FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU FR 2/2/2008 2008 FAU FR 1/12/2008 2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU FR 10/13/2007 2008 University of Miami Women 3 Meter 6 Dives FR 1/18/2008 2008 UNF FR 2/21/2008 2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association

FR 1/12/2008 FR 10/27/2007

2008 FSU & FIU & FAMU 2008 GA Tech/U of Tampa/FAU

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This Is FGCU

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Florida Gulf Coast University, with its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, is one of the most exciting educational environments in America. FGCU, a member of the State University System of Florida, is a comprehensive university created to address the educational needs of the rapidly growing Southwest Florida population. Classrooms showcase state-of-the-art multimedia instructional systems that feature Internet access, document cameras, and audio and video presentations.

FGCU Vision Florida Gulf Coast University will achieve national prominence in undergraduate education with expanding recognition for selected graduate programs. Mission Established on the verge of the 21st century, Florida Gulf Coast University infuses the strengths of the traditional public university with innovation and learning-centered spirit, its chief aim being to fulfill the academic, cultural, social, and career expectations of its constituents.

Florida Gulf Coast University continuously pursues academic excellence, practices and promotes environmental sustainability, embraces diversity, nurtures community partnerships, values public service, encourages civic responsibility, cultivates habits of lifelong learning, and keeps the advancement of knowledge and pursuit of truth as noble ideals at the heart of the university’s purpose.

The Board of Regents formally recommended in January 1991 the development of Florida’s tenth state university to be located in Southwest Florida; and, in May 1991, then Governor Lawton Chiles signed the legislation authorizing the new university. Southwest Florida’s support for a university was never more evident than during the next year, when private landowners offered more than 20 gift sites for the university campus. In early 1992, the Board of Regents selected the site offered by Ben Hill Griffin III and Alico, Inc. of 760 acres of land located just east of Interstate 75 between Alico and Corkscrew Roads. Roy McTarnaghan was named founding university president in April 1993. Initial staff were hired that summer, and the university’s academic and campus planning began in earnest. Plans for the first phase of campus construction were unveiled in February 1994; and shortly thereafter, the Florida Legislature named the institution as Florida Gulf Coast University. The vision for the university was one which would address emerging higher education needs for the 21st century, including the use of technology in the learning/teaching process and multi-year contracts as an alternative to faculty tenure. The Board of Regents approved an agreement in May 1995 with the United Faculty of Florida allowing FGCU to offer a contract system for faculty.

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Outstanding faculty uphold challenging academic standards and balance research, scholarly activities, and service expectations with their central responsibilities of teaching and mentoring. Through these efforts, the faculty and University transform students’ lives and the southwest Florida region.

The history of Florida Gulf Coast University is a visionary one built on support for providing higher education opportunities in Southwest Florida. Area citizens began the initiative to bring a state university to this part of Florida, and their early requests were quickly supported by elected officials at the local and state levels. With support from the Florida Board of Regents and the full Florida Legislature, a new university was born.

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Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. FGCU received initial accreditation by SACS in 1999.

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THIS IS FGCU Academics: Five colleges offer 42 undergraduate degree programs and 19 graduate degree programs in Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health Professions and Professional Studies. Business, criminal justice, nursing, education and communication are among the most popular. Student-to-Faculty Ratio: With more than 675 full-time faculty and staff employed, FGCU features small class sizes and individual attention to every student at an 18:1 ratio. Admissions: FGCU has a rolling admission policy. Freshmen are encouraged to apply six to eight months before anticipated enrollment. FGCU admits approximately 60 percent of freshman applicants. Most students accepted possess a 3.39 high school grade point average and test scores of at least 21 on the ACT and 1050 on the SAT I. FGCU invites interested students to the Eagle EXPO Open House conducted annually in October. Financial Assistance/Scholarships: Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. To apply for institutional scholarships, students should use the online application available through the Office of Financial Aid Web site. FGCU automatically considers all students admitted by February 15 for Office of Undergraduate Admissions scholarships, which are based on an excellent academic record. In 2004-05, 67 percent of FGCU students were awarded some form of financial assistance. Student Body: FGCU’s growing enrollment tops 7,200 students. Students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and over 70 countries. Student Activities: FGCU has over 120 active clubs and organizations ranging in scope from ethnic to education and recreation to honorary, offering students opportunities to develop leadership skills in areas related to their personal interests.

Campus groundbreaking was held on November 28, 1995, with more than 600 people participating in the celebratory event for Southwest Florida. With aggressive academic program and campus development schedules slated to culminate in an opening day of August 25, 1997, the early staff and faculty were busy meeting deadlines every month. Inaugural degree programs were approved by the Board of Regents in March 1996. The FGCU Foundation, a private fundraising arm of the university, gained extraordinary financial support for an institution which at the time could only be seen on a drawing board. Faculty throughout the country were attracted to FGCU for the opportunity to offer higher education in new and innovative ways. The first FGCU student, Mariana Coto, was admitted in January 1997; and she participated in the historic ribbon cutting on the university’s August 25, 1997 opening day. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools awarded FGCU accreditation candidacy later that year, and a comprehensive self-study was launched. The first commencement was held in May 1998, with 81 FGCU graduates. In August 1998, the first phase of student housing opened. In September, Founding President McTarnaghan announced his intention to step down on May 1, 1999. FGCU’s second commencement ceremonies, held May 1999, marked the last official act of the founding president, as well as the graduation of 417 students. The Board of Regents launched a national search held during the spring and summer for FGCU’s second president; and the university received official notification in June 1999 that it had achieved, in record time, accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In July 1999, the Board of Regents named William C. Merwin as FGCU’s second president. President Merwin arrived on campus for his first day on September 16, 1999. He immediately initiated a highly participatory strategic planning process for students, faculty, and staff to carry the young institution to its next stage of development. As FGCU moves forward, student applications and admissions are dramatically increasing; campus construction of academic and support buildings remains aggressive; an athletics program and other new initiatives are being launched; new degree programs are being added; the Foundation’s private fundraising continues to be successful; and the excitement level for FGCU’s future is high.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY THIS IS FGCU Wilson G. Bradshaw was appointed as the third president of FGCU by the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees on August, 25, 2007.

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“This is certainly one of the best days of my life. Thank you to the community, the board and the University.” Bradshaw said. “This was a grueling but honest process. A lot of people who cherish this University did a lot of work on its behalf. I am so pleased to be the next president of this fine institution. I can’t imagine a finer day in my life. The last thing I would like to say is in terms of a pledge. Now that I have been named the next president of FGCU, I promise I will give you my best. Thank you so much.” The FGCU 13-member Board of Trustees made the selection of Bradshaw unanimous, many citing his track record as a builder, a problem solver and a motivator. “Dr. Bradshaw has an extraordinary amount of energy. He has the emotional energy, the experience and the vision to lead this institution,” chairman Scott Lutgert said. Trustee Michael Villalobos said, “Dr. Bradshaw has the dynamics

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I think we need. He has the out of the box thinking we will need in the next decade.” Trustee Larry Hart said, “Dr. Bradshaw has all of the tools he needs to get in the automobile and drive it.” Bradshaw, before receiving the president position at FGCU, was the president at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn., where he was also a professor of psychology and a full member of the graduate faculty. From 1995 to 2000, he served as provost and vice president for Academic The Bradshaw File Affairs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Bradshaw earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980, a Master of Arts in experimental psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 1973 and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 1971. In 1981, Bradshaw was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship for “Laboratory of Neural and Endocrine Regulation” from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2001, he attended the Harvard Presidents’ Workshop on Fundraising, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) New Presidents’ Academy in 2002.

EXPERIENCE (Administrative Appointments) • 2000-07 - President, Metropolitan State University • 1995-00 - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bloomsburg University (Pa.) • 1990-95 - Vice President and Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Georgia Southern University • 1988-90 - Dean of Graduate Studies, Florida Atlantic University • 1984-88 - Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, Florida Atlantic University

(Faculty Appointments) • 2001-07 - Professor of Psychology, Metropolitan State University • 1990-95 - Professor of Psychology, Georgia Southern University • 1984-90 - Associate Professor of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University

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From 1990 to 1995, Bradshaw was the vice president and dean for Graduate Studies and Research at Georgia Southern University. He also served as professor in psychology at Georgia Southern University. He held several titles at Florida Atlantic University including dean of Graduate Studies and tenured associate professor in psychology.

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• 1981-83 - Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Florida A&M University • 1978-79 - Instructor of Physiology, Wright State University

Bradshaw is widely published in professional periodicals and journals. His contributions include published articles in USA Today, Florida Neuroendocrine Society and Science 194.

• 1977 - Instructor of Physiological Physiology, University of Pittsburgh • 1975-76 - Instructor of Physiology, University of Pittsburgh

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Bradshaw’s career in academia includes a wide spectrum of educational posts including assistant professor of pharmacology at Florida A&M University/VA Medical Center, instructor of physiology at the Wright State University School of Medicine in Ohio, and instructor at the University of Pittsburgh.

EDUCATION • 1980 - Doctorate’s in Psychobiology, University of Pittsburgh • 1973 - Master’s in Experimental Psychology, Florida Atlantic University • 1971 - Bachelor’s in Psychology, Florida Atlantic University

In the research arena, Bradshaw has been granted more than one million dollars for academic study in several areas including math, science, computers and technology education; microbiology for health education; and neuroscience. He has been honored with several professional awards including the Spurgeon Award for career excellence, exceptional community service, and serving as role models for young people.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY THIS IS FGCU Carl McAloose enters his ninth year as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University. He was named to his current post by FGCU President William Merwin in July of 2000. McAloose has been responsible for literally building the athletic program at FGCU from the ground floor. He has led the design and development of over $30 million in new facilities. The 4,500-seat Alico Arena, home to volleyball, women’s basketball and men’s basketball, opened to rave reviews in the fall of 2002. The FGCU Baseball/Softball Complex features 1,250-seat Swanson Stadium and a 500-seat softball facility that opened in spring 2003. The Eagles also boast a 12-court lighted tennis complex that hosted its third straight ITA National Small College Tennis Championships, and a state-of-the-art Aquatics Center in partnership with Lee County government. A soccer stadium and a new baseball, softball, and soccer clubhouse (consisting of locker rooms, concession stand, offices and hospitality area) are currently under construction

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and will be completed in December. McAloose was the driving force in FGCU’s unprecedented move to a full-fledged member of NCAA Divison II just four years after the program debuted. FGCU began its athletic program with men’s and women’s golf and tennis in the fall of 2000. Men’s and women’s basketball and cross country teams, as well as baseball and softball were added for 2002-03 and volleyball became the 11th sport in the fall of 2004. Women’s swimming, men’s soccer and women’s soccer began play in Fall 2007. The Eagles began play as a member of Division II in 2004-05. Under McAloose’s leadership FGCU stepped up to NCAA Division I in Fall 2007 and joined the Atlantic Sun Conference. Under the guidance of a talented coaching staff, FGCU has enjoyed tremendous success both in the classroom and on the field of play. FGCU studentathletes have achieved above a 3.1 GPA in each of the past 14 semesters, and numerous athletes have won national academic awards. In their first season of NCAA post-season eligibility (2005-06), the Eagles had six of its 11 teams represented at NCAA Division II championship events and during the 2006-07 season 10 of 11 FGCU sports were represented in the NCAA tournament, and in 2007-08 FGCU had representation deep in the NCAA tournaments by many teams and had two The McAloose File teams ranked #1 in the country. FGCU teams have posted an overall winning percentage of over .750 during the past seven years. EXPERIENCE

Striving to be a good community partner has been a mission for FGCU athletics under McAloose. Through partnerships with area schools, the Eagles Math Program and Elementary Reading Program have been popular with Southwest Florida youngsters, touching the lives of over 10,000 elementary school children in the last five years. During the 2006-07 season FGCU student-athletes participated in over 7,500 hours of community service Prior to joining FGCU, McAloose was commissioner of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference from 1996 to 2000, where he was instrumental in the development of the inaugural GLVC basketball tournaments and 17 total championship events. From 1992 to 1996, he served as assistant commissioner of the Division I Big South Conference. He has also served as Associate Athletic Director at Division I Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and West Chester University in Pennsylvania. McAloose was also the head coach for men’s and women’s tennis at West Chester. In addition, McAloose has served as the Sports Information Director at Guilford College and Frostburg State University.

• 2000-present - Director of Athletics, FGCU • 1996-2000 - Commissioner, Great Lakes Valley Conference • 1992-96 - Assistant Commissioner, Big South Conference • 1990-92 - Associate Athletic Director, Coastal Carolina University • 1989-90 - Associate Athletic Director, West Chester State • 1988-89 - Sports Information Director, Guilford College • 1984-87 - Sports Information Director, Frostburg State University

EDUCATION • 1984 - Bachelor’s in Education, Western Maryland College • 1988 - Master’s in Athletic Administration, Frostburg State (MD)

Recognized as one of the top leaders in the NCAA Division II, McAloose has been an active member of several prominent NCAA committees. He has been a member of the NCAA Division II Management Council, the NCAA legislative committee, the NCAA Amateur Clearinghouse Committee, and the Division II Men’s Basketball South Region Committee. A native of Cumberland, Maryland, he received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Western Maryland College and master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Frostburg (MD) State. He and his wife Barb, an exercise physiology instructor at FGCU, reside in Fort Myers with their children Krista, Savannah and Hunter.

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Carl McAloose Jo-Ann Nester Butch Perchan Kathy Peterson Colleen Sorem Tom Vida Jamie Cavileer Joyce Prive Will Pitt Kristin Consolino Dr. Cecil Carter Jake Perkins Matt Fairchild Mike Hill J.J. Crumbley Chris Perry Mike Pierce Jessica Rouse Randy Popple Patricia Blankenship Kathryn Smith Michael Estes, Elisa Araujo,

COACHING STAFF Baseball Head Coach dtollett@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7051 Baseball Assistant Coach rmckee@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7058 Baseball Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball Head Coach dbalza@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7039 Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach nbennett@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7067 Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant lmiller@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7032 Men’s Basketball Director of Operations segan@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7032 Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Head Coach cgoodson@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7274 Women’s Cross Country Volunteer Assistant Coach Men’s Cross Country Volunteer Assistant Coach Men’s Golf Head Coach jsuttie@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7005 Men’s Golf Assistant Coach bjensen@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7005 Women’s Golf Head Coach bbertilson@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7003 Women’s Golf Assistant Coach hhagerman@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7003 Men’s Soccer Head Coach butehorn@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7075 Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach aaldaz@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7130 Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach hhare@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7274 Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach thogan@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7668 Men’s Tennis Head Coach, Asst. Athletic Director jwhorton@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7009 Women’s Tennis Head Coach/Asst. Academic Advisor jgabou@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7004 Women’s Basketball Head Coach ksmesko@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7038 Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach ndaume@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7053 Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach ehaney@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7480 Women’s Basketball Grad Asst. cdermyer@fgcu.edu (239) 590-1566 Women’s Basketball Grad Asst. kschrader@fgcu.edu (239) 590-1566 Women’s Soccer Head Coach jblanken@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7571 Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach mrincon@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7047 Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach jzabel@fgcu.edu Softball Head Coach ddeiros@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7052 Softball Assistant Coach pjones@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7062 Softball Assistant Coach ddeiros@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7052 Women’s Swimming & Diving Head Coach nstudd@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7572 Women’s Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach elykins@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7099 Women’s Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach pstringh@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7008 Women’s Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach (239) 590-7099 Volleyball Head Coach dnichols@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7057 Assistant Volleyball Coach/Dir. of Volleyball Ops dmahy@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7223 Assistant Volleyball Coach fnelson@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7065 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Director of Athletics cmcaloos@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7007 Associate AD/Compliance jnester@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7573 Associate AD/Advancement sperchan@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7030 Associate AD/SWA kpeterson@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7018 Assistant AD/Business Ops csorem@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7068 Athletic Field Superintendent tvida@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7012 Business Office Assistant jcavilee@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7068 Cheerleading Coach jprive@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7687 Equipment Manager wpitt@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7055 Director of Concessions/Gameday Operations Manager kconsoli@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7096 Faculty Athletics Representative ccarter@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7794 Marketing Coordinator jperkins@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7060 Sports Information Director (Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Baseball) mfairchi@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7061 Assistant SID (Men’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball) mhill@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7064 Sports Information Grad. Asst. (Golf, Swimming & Diving) jcrumbley@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7097 Sports Information Grad. Asst. (Women’s Soccer) caperry@eagle.fgcu.edu (239) 590-1327 Sports Information Grad. Asst. (Cross Country, Tennis) mepierce@eagle.fgcu.edu (239) 590-7097 Compliance Graduate Assistant jrouse@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7049 Strength Coach rpopple@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7063 Athletics Administrative Assistant pblankenship@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7012 OSC Administrative Assistant katsmith@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7152 MS, ATC, LAT Sports Medicine - Head Athletic Trainer mestes@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7006 ATC, LAT Sports Medicine - Asst. Athletic Trainer earaujo@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7095

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Dave Tollett Rusty McKee Derek Tate Dave Balza Nick Bennett Leo Miller Sean Egan Cassandra Goodson Antoinette Biffar Mike Hensley Jim Suttie Brent Jensen Brittany Bertilson Heather Hagerman Bob Butehorn Alex Aldaz Hobie Hare Tim Hogan J. Webb Horton Jennifer Gabou (Magley) Karl Smesko Nathan Daume Ericka Haney Chelsea Dermyer Kate Schrader Jim Blankenship Mario Rincon Jessica Zabel David Deiros Paige Jones Tom Thompson Neal Studd Elizabeth Lykins Patricia Stringham Dan Jimar Dave Nichols Danny Mahy Fernanda Nelson

THIS IS FGCU WHY EAGLES

The eagle was adopted as the official symbol to reflect FGCU’s mission and purpose. The eagle serves to identify not only the physical environment of Southwest Florida but also the University’s relationship with it. The eagle embodies the characteristics of freedom, strength, spirit, intelligence, grace and the pursuit of excellence. It is master of its environment but also an integral part of it. It survives and prospers only in balance with the environment

FIGHT SONG “Follow the Eagle” (written by: George Krumenacker)

Follow the Eagle, Follow the Eagle Soaring through the skies so blue. Fight! Fight! Fight! With integrity and might, Follow the Green and Blue, GO EAGLES! Follow the Eagle, Follow the Eagle, Lead us on to Victory! Strive for the goal; Give heart and soul, Fly on F-G-C-U!

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FGCU’s Founding President Roy McTarnaghan selected emerald green and cobalt blue as symbols of the earth and water, in keeping with FGCU’s environmental mission.

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Florida Gulf Coast University’s official athletics logo was designed by Kelly McCarthy, who is employed by FGCU and works in Community Relations and Marketing.

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FGCU AQUATICS CENTER Opened in January 2004, the Lee County/FGCU Aquatics Center has two comfortably heated, outdoor pools, shower facilities, lockers, and an assortment of aquatic training and exercise equipment. With certified lifeguards on duty, it is a fun, friendly, safe environment for all.

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Designed for practices, meets, and lap swimming, our 50-meter Olympicsized pool hosts a variety of competition events. The 25-yard recreational pool has four diving boards, a diving well, and accommodates water sports, swim lessons, and other programs. The public facility is open year-round to everyone, and offers affordable memberships for the whole family.

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Baseball Players Lounge

The building sits just east of Alico Arena’s parking lot and north of the recently completed soccer field. The grand opening took place February 28, 2008. The 20,000-square-foot complex houses coaches’ offices, locker rooms, showers, laundry facilities, lounge and study space for the men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball teams, and offices for the men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf and the women’s swimming and diving teams. A spot that’s likely to be in great demand for all sorts of events is the spacious VIP suite with an attached kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the baseball field. It can accommodate up to about 80 people for a broad range of activities, including sporting event receptions and conferences requiring PowerPoint presentations.

Academic Learning Center

Besides well-appointed locker rooms and offices, there are two rooms devoted to study, a vital aspect of the Athletics program. Student-athletes must maintain high GPA’s in order to play.

Outdoor Sports Complex Conference Room

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Florida Gulf Coast University’s colorful new Outdoor Sports Complex befits the school’s new status as a Division I contender.

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Alico Arena Alico Arena has 4,500 seats in an oval configuration and a permanent hardwood floor. It includes four full-sized basketball courts and six suites. In addition to the arena, the facility includes offices for the Athletics Department and arena staff, as well as 12 locker rooms, and a hospitality room. NC Central Bethune-Cookman Gardner-Webb Campbell Barry USC Upstate ETSU Jacksonville UNF

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11/14/07 12/22/07 12/29/07 1/11/08 1/17/08 1/19/08 1/31/08 2/8/08 2/10/08 2/28/08 3/1/08

Drexel Butler Penn Stetson Mercer Kennesaw State Lipscomb ETSU USC Upstate Jacksonville UNF

L, 77-58 L, 78-66 W, 60-30 L, 70-62 L, 99-77 W, 85-73 L, 95-71 L, 95-71 W, 72-69 L, 89-80 W, 74-71 OT

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11/9/07 11/23/07 11/24/07 12/20/07 12/21/07 1/12/08 1/19/08 1/21/08 2/4/08 2/9/08 2/11/08 2/28/08 3/1/08 3/21/08

Florida State CCSU Eastern Kentucky Texas Pan-Am Memphis Stetson Kennesaw State Mercer Lipscomb USC Upstate ETSU Jacksonville UNF USF

L, 93-53 W, 71-52 L, 74-56 W, 74-40 W, 71-49 W, 65-44 W, 75-64 W, 84-45 W, 65-51 W, 71-45 W, 71-66 W, 75-59 W, 70-39 W, 67-65

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The arena has also been the site of several concerts, including Dierks Bentley and the Beach Boys. Alico Arena hosted events for U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, retired General Colin Powell, and acclaimed poet and author Maya Angelou.

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9/7/07 9/8/07 9/21/07 9/22/07 9/25/07 10/12/07 10/13/07 10/19/07 10/20/07

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In addition to recreation and athletic functions, Alico Arena is designed to host music and entertainment events - concerts, speakers, road shows, trade shows and corporate events. Since its opening, Alico Arena has already hosted several special events. The facility has hosted the HillmyerTremont Classic and National Independent Basketball tournaments, the 2007 South Regional, and the 2008 WNIT. . In addition, each summer basketball and volleyball camps are also held in this state of the art building.

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Alico Arena, located in beautiful Fort Myers, Fla., is a 120,000 square-foot complex and serves as the centerpiece of Florida Gulf Coast University's NCAA Division I athletics program. Opened in the fall of 2002, Alico Arena also serves as the home of the Campus Fitness and Recreation and Intramurals, as well as the Human Performance and Athletic Training programs in the College of Health Sciences. It is also home to the FGCU volleyball and basketball programs. A naming rights gift by Alico Incorporated significantly enhanced the facility.

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Swanson Stadium Located adjacent to FGCU's main arena, Swanson Stadium is fully enclosed and features one of the best playing surfaces in the country surrounded by spacious dugouts and a press box directly behind home plate at field level. A large electronic scoreboard is in left-center field with bullpens next to each dugout, batting cages down the right field line and permanent seating for 1,500 spectators. The stadium is known for the beautiful palm trees that line the main entrance to the facility, as well as surround the outfield fence.

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Swanson Stadium has served as the home of the FGCU baseball program since its grand opening on February 1, 2004, a 20-2 win over Ed Waters College before a capacity crowd. In April 2005, the complex was renamed Swanson Stadium in recognition of two strong supporters of Florida Gulf Coast University and civic leaders - Duane and Cookie Swanson.

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It is the goal of the sports medicine-athletic training staff to provide the student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics at FGCU the highest standard of medical care possible. This care is provided both on the field and in the athletic training facilities.

The athletic training staff consists of National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATA) certified and Florida state-licensed practitioners in cooperation with orthopedic, podiatric and internal medicine physicians. Under the guidance of Director of Sports Medicine Michael Estes, MS, ATC, LAT, and Head Team Physician Dr. James Guerra, the FGCU sports medicine-athletic training staff offers the most comprehensive health care with a special emphasis placed on injury prevention (Prehab) methods. The sports medicine-athletic training facilities offer daily services and care for all FGCU intercollegiate athletes.

Located on the first floor of Alico Arena, the spacious main sports medicine-athletic training facility offers the finest available equipment for the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Located in this facility are a hydrotherapy area, treatment/rehabilitation area, functional rehabilitation area, private physician exam room, and a taping/first aid area.

Sports Medicine Strength & Conditioning

Together these two facilities provide FGCU student-athletes with the finest in comprehensive health care while competing at FGCU.

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The opening of the second Athletic Training facility occured in Jan. 2008 within the FGCU Outdoor Sports Complex. Located in this facility is a taping/first aid area, treatment/rehabilitation area, hydotheraphy area and a private office/physician exam area along with the Sports Medicine staff.

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FGCU student athletes receive highly specialized medical care when required from orthopedist and head team physician Dr. James Guerra. Aside from the team physicians, FGCU student athletes have priority access to all services of the NCH Healthcare System and other consulting specialty physicians. They provide a comprehensive team approach in the delivery of health care service to the FGCU student athletes.

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The health of every student-athlete at Florida Gulf Coast University is the primary concern of the FGCU sports medicine-athletic training staff, a group that covers every facet of comprehensive healthcare. From emergency medical care through the functional return to play, the sports medicine-athletic training staff serves the many needs of the FGCU student athletes. The staff is constantly updating knowledge on the latest in sports medicine and athletic training techniques through seminars and clinics.

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FGCU provides all students and student-athletes with state of the art strength and conditioning equipment. Alico Arena’s workout facilities include free weights and machines, an array of treadmills and elliptical bikes, an aerobics room, and a power lifting room. FGCU’s weight room is open to all students and faculty, free of charge, seven days a week. The Strength and Conditioning staff prepare all workouts and conditioning schedules for FGCU’s student-athletes.

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Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association The CCSA is a Division I men’s and women’s swimming conference comprised of 12 members from following regional conferences: · · · ·

Atlantic Sun Conference Big South Conference Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Conference

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Campbell (A-Sun) College of Charleston (SoCon) Davidson (SoCon) Florida A&M (MEAC) Florida Gulf Coast (A-Sun) Gardner-Webb (Big South) Georgia Southern (SoCon) Howard (MEAC) North Carolina A&T (MEAC) North Florida (A-Sun) Radford (Big South) VMI (Big South)

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College of Charleston (SoCon) Davidson (SoCon) Florida A&M (MEAC) Gardner-Webb (Big South) Howard (MEAC) VMI (Big South

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Everglades Hall is the first phase of the South Village residential community. The five-story, 124,000-squarefoot building will house 406 first-year students. Most units are two-bedroom single suites, with two furnished single bedrooms sharing a split-style bathroom.

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North Lake Village is home to FGCU’s apartmentstyle housing. The apartments are fully furnished consisting of 4 single or 2 double bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and two bathrooms. 455 of the 495 apartments offer single-occupancy bedrooms. Amenities within the apartment include high-speed Internet access and basic cable TV in each bedroom and local phone service and basic cable in the living room.

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SoVi Dining SoVi is the new dining experience on campus. All appliances are Energy Star compliant, and all food selections will be freshly prepared right in front of the customer. The restaurant promotes trayless dining at the all-you-can-eat cafeteria. This method encourages smarter food consumption and wastes less, plus it saves water by not having to wash trays.

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Compliance

The NCaa Rules Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to full compliance with all Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun) and National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) rules and regulations. Therefore, Florida Gulf Coast University is responsible for insuring its studentathletes, coaches, faculty and staff, alumni, donors, boosters and friends adhere to the rules of the A-Sun and NCAA.

Compliance is a wide-ranging area, covering all functions of the athletics department including - but not limited to - recruiting, financial aid, eligibility, playing seasons, awards, extra benefits and rules education.

The loyalty and support demonstrated by our fans, alumni and friends is unparalleled. Please help Florida Gulf Coast University position itself for greatness today and in the future by reviewing this summary of NCAA rules.

As a member of the NCAA, FGCU is responsibile for the actions of its student-athlets, staff, alumni, boosters and fans. The Compliance Office coordinates, monitors and verifies adherence to all NCAA and Atlantic Sun regulations. We are dedicated to providing educational programs and interpretive support to ensure that all individuals involved with our athletics program understand and meet FGCU’s compliance expectations.

I. Representatives of Athletic Interests. A “representative of FGCU’s athletic interests,” or booster is anyone who: • Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program; • Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution; Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospects; • Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics program. The NCAA stipulates that once an individual has been identified as a “representative” of Florida Gulf Coast University’s athletic programs he or she retains this status forever. This is true even if the individual no longer contributes to the athletics program. II. Recruiting. Only coaches and athletic department staff can be involved in the recruiting process. Athletic representatives are prohibited from contacting a prospective student-athlete or members of his/her family by telephone, letter or in person for the purpose of encouraging participation in athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University. Please contact the coaching staff if you know of a prospect that may have the interest and ability to participate in intercollegiate athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University. The coach can then take appropriate action. III. Prospective Student-Athlete. A prospective student-athlete is a person who has started classes for the ninth (9th) grade. In addition, a student-athlete who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual’s relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally. IV. Extra Benefits. An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution’s athletics interests to provide a student-athlete (or a student-athlete’s relative or friend) a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Extra benefits would include, but are not limited to: • Cash or loans in any amount • Co-singning or arranging a loan • Gifts or free services (airline ticket, restaurant meals, etc.) • Use of an automobile • Rent-free or reduced-cost housing • Money for, or a guarantee of, bail or bond • Employment of a student-athlete at a rate higher than the wages paid for similar work •Payment to a student-athlete for work not performed Your commitment to helping Florida Gulf Coast University comply with the letter and the spirit of the rules and regulations of the A-Sun and the NCAA is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions concerning A-Sun or NCAA rules which help govern FGCU Athletics, please contact the FGCU Compliance Office at (239) 590-7573.

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In the late 1800s, Tootie McGregor and Thomas & Mina Edison began the beautification of Fort Myers. Imported Royal Palms were planted along Riverside Drive, later renamed McGregor Boulevard.

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These magnificent Royal Palms, some towering at 75 feet, give the City of Palms its nickname. Incorporated in 1886, Fort Myers is the center of a popular tourist area in Southwest Florida and the seat of Lee County. It is located about 120 miles south of Tampa at the meeting point of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers was the frequent winter home of Thomas Edison and is the current home of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training camps. The first known resident of what is now Fort Myers was Manuel Gonzalez, a Spaniard from the province of Asturias, who came via Cuba in the 19th century. Typical architecture in downtown Fort Myers. Fort Myers, built in 1850 as a military fort to fend off Seminole Indians that were massacring the area's few settlers, was named after Col. Abraham C. Myers, who was stationed in Florida for seven years and was the son-in-law of the fort's establisher and commander. In 1858, after years of elusive battle, Chief Billy Bowlegs and his warriors were persuaded to surrender and move west, and the fort was abandoned. Billy's Creek, which flows into the Caloosahatchee River and runs between The Beau Rivage Condominiums and Alta Mar, was named after a temporary camp where Billy Bowlegs and his men awaited ships to take them west. The fort was abandoned until 1863 when a small number of Federal troops re-occupied the fort during the Civil War. In 1865 the fort was attacked unsuccessfully by a very small group of Confederates. After the war, the fort was again deserted. The first settlers arrived in 1866, but it wasn't until 1882 when the city experienced a significant influx of settlers. By 1885, when Fort Myers was incorporated, it was the second largest city only to Tampa on Florida's west coast south of Cedar Key even larger than Clearwater and Sarasota, also growing cities at the time. Fort Myers first became a nationally known winter resort with the building of The Royal Palm Hotel in 1898. But what really sparked the city's growth was the construction of the Tamiami Trail Bridge built across the Caloosahatchee River in 1924. After the bridge's construction, the city experienced its first real estate boom and many subdivisions sprouted around the city.

Fort Myers is... • The home of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates

Famous People that call the Fort Myers Area Home

• The home of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball club of the Florida State League, and is the spring training locale for the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox.

(Founding member of the LPGA)

- Javon Kearse (NFL, Tennessee Titans)

- Vonzell Solomon (American Idol - 3rd place)

- Larry Bird (NBA Hall of Famer)

(WWE wrestler and announcer)

- Jerry Lawler

- Steven Spielberg (Film director/writer)

• The home of three minor league sports teams. The Florida Everblades (ECHL hockey team), Florida Firecats (Arena Football League 2 team) and Florida Stingrays (AIFA indoor football team).

-Mike Ditka (NFL Hall of Famer)

- Mindy McCready (Country Music Artist)

- Walt Wesley (Former NBA player)

- Thomas Edison (Inventor)

- Rocco Mediate (PGA golfer)

- Cliff Williams (Bass player for AC/DC)

-Henry Ford (Founded the assembly line)

- Deion Sanders (Former NFL/MLB Player)

- Algernod Washington (Plies) (Rapper)

• The home to over 50 of Southwest Florida's renowned 130 public and private golf courses. (*Fort Myers Area - Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Lehigh Acres and Sanibel Island)

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Fort Myers The Florida of days long past, with unspoiled white sand beaches, exotic wildlife and lush subtropical foliage, still can be found on The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel in southwest Florida. Known as Florida’s tropical island getaway, this paradise is a favorite vacation spot because of its feel of old Florida that no longer exists in many areas. In addition to the beautiful natural environment, active travelers are pleased to find an abundance of golf, tennis and watersports, as well as some unusual attractions.

Sanibel is known worldwide for its shelling. More than 400 varieties of shells litter the beaches, and particularly can be found after an especially high or low tide. For most visitors, however, shelling is merely a delightful excuse to enjoy hours of sun worshipping along some of the finest shoreline in North America. Interesting shops, restaurants, and art galleries dot the road from the Sanibel Lighthouse to Tarpon Bay Road.

The main attraction on Captiva is that there are none. Many people wile away the hours in one outdoor endeavor or another. It was here that Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of the famous aviator, wrote her best-selling book, “A Gift from the Sea.” Further south, Estero Island, home of Fort Myers Beach, long has been recognized as one of the “world’s safest beaches” because of its gently sloping shoreline. The sand is particularly soft and white, akin to powdered sugar. Especially suited for family vacations, Estero offers every imaginable water toy, from windsurfer to catamaran and parasailing. Numerous marinas operate boating and fishing charters. Local restaurants benefit from the catch, which generally includes red snapper and grouper.

Inventor Thomas Edison and his friend, automobile manufacturer Henry Ford, decided early on to make their winter homes in Fort Myers. Today visitors tour their neighboring estates with Edison’s botanical gardens, laboratory and museum. During Edison’s 46 winters in Fort Myers, he and his wife Mina hosted well-known house guests like industrialist Harvey Firestone, President Herbert Hoover and cereal king John Harvey Kellogg.

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Henry Ford purchased his quaint home, “Mangoes,” in 1916 to spend the winter months visiting Edison. The two properties were separated by a fence the two families named “The Friendship Gate.” Other in-town attractions include the Southwest Florida Historical Museum, downtown river cruises, and the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. Shell Factory in North Fort Myers and Eden Vineyards, the country’s southernmost bonded winery, to the east are also popular stops. For the sports minded, public golf courses and tennis courts make southwest Florida some of the best playing turf in the state.

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Anyone suffering from island fever can find instant relief by paying a call to the “City of Palms,” in Fort Myers, with its charming downtown historic district and expanding hub of urban activity that extends to shopping malls, restaurants, and nightclubs.

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On the way to Captiva Island, located toward Sanibel’s northern tip, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is home to many exotic species of birds and plants. A four-mile drive with access to walking and canoe/kayak trails offers outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities. The refuge occupies more than half the island.

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Lee County embraces nine distinct areas, each with its own unique character. Best known are Sanibel and Captiva islands, connected to the mainland by an alluring three-mile-long causeway and, to each other, by a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it bridge at Blind Pass.

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OCTOBER SEPTEMBER 9/20 Blue & Green Scrimmage

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10/4 Miami/Florida State

10:00AM

10/18 Cambpell

11:00AM

10/25 Florida International

11:00AM

9/27 Florida Atlantic/Georgia Tech 1:00PM

DECEMBER

1/10 Georgia Southern/Radford 10:00AM 11:00AM

HOME

1/24 Florida International

11:00AM

AWAY

1/31 Florida/Indian River CC

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11/22 Florida Atlantic/Tampa

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JANUARY 1/17 UNF

12/4 15th Annual Miami Invite

NOVEMBER

1:00PM

FEBRUARY 2/19 Coastal Collegiate Swim Association Championships

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