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2012-13 SCHEDULE.............................................................................................................................................. TEAM ROSTER FALL SEPT. 24TH-25TH.............................................. ......................2012 ST. MARY’S COLLEGE INVITATIONAL FORT ORD BAYONET AND BLACKHORSE (ST. MARY’S COLLEGE) OCT. 15TH-16TH............................................... ...............................ALISTER MACKENZIE INVITATIONAL MEADOW CLUB (CALIFORNIA) OCT. 29TH- 31TH.............................................. .....................................................PACIFIC INVITATIONAL BROOKSIDE COUNTRY CLUB (PACIFIC) NOV. 5TH- 7TH.................................................. ..............................................PRINCEVILLE INVIATIONAL PRINCEVILLE GOLF COURSE (UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII)

RUFIE FESSLER

Sr. - 5-10 - Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College)

RICH GILKEY

Sr. - 5-10 - Bakersfield, Calif. (CSU San Marcos)

MACGREGOR HOOBERY

So. - 5-9 - Santa Maria, Calif. (Righetti HS)

NATE JESSUP

Jr. - 5-11 - Springville, Calif. (Porterville HS)

SPRING FEB 11TH-12TH ............................................... ...................................FARMS COLLEGIATE INVIATIONAL THE FARMS (UNIVERSITY OF SD) FEB 18TH- 20TH .............................................. ..................................................................THE PRESTIGE PGA WEST, GREG NORMAN COURSE (STANFORD & UC DAVIS) MAR 4TH-5TH .................................................. .............................FRESNO STATE LEXUS GOLF CLASSIC BELMONT COUNTRY CLUB (FRESNO STATE) MARCH 8TH-10TH............................................ ....................................BANDON DUNES CHAMPIONSHIP BANDON DUNES RESORT (GONZAGA)

GUNNER KIRSCHENMANN Fr. - 5-9 - Bakersfield, Calif. (Garces Memorial HS)

JACK MULROY

Sr. - 5-9 - London, England (Reedley College)

KEENAN NELSON

RS So. - 5-9 - Murrieta, Calif. (Murrieta Valley HS)

JOHNNY PARTRIDGE

Sr. - 6-4 - Belvedere, Calif. (College of the Desert)

MARCH 28TH-29TH.......................................... .........................CAL POLY MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP CYPRESS RIDGE GOLF COURSE (CAL POLY) APRIL 13TH-14TH............................................. ..........................................WESTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE PASATIEMPO GOLF COURSE (SJSU)

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DANIEL RUSSELL

Jr. - 6-0 - Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College)

TROY SWEENEY

RS Fr. - 6-3 - Clovis, Calif. (Clovis West HS)

TROIX TONKHAM

Fr. - 5-9 - Ventura, Calif. (Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies)

MIKE WATNEY Head Coach

MAY 3RD-5TH................................................... ...................................MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP TUSCON NATIONAL GOLF COURSE MAY 16-18TH........................................................................................................NCAA WEST REGIONAL WEST REGIONAL, WASH.

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APRIL 19TH-21TH............................................. ............................................WINCHESTER INVITATIONAL WINCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB (UC DAVIS & NEVADA)

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• 13 CONFERENCES TITLES

• 27 NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES

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• 37 ALL-AMERICANS • 19 ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLARS

• 9 CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR • 29 ALL-WAC PLAYERS (SINCE 1993) 2012

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COMPETITIVE FACILITIES FreSno State aQuatiCS Center

the riCChiuti aCademiC Center

Beiden Field

Save mart Center

Bulldog Stadium

Strength and Conditioning Center

The Fresno State Aquatics Center, constructed in 2011, is one of the premier aquatics venues within central California. The facility features a 50 meter by 25 yard competition pool with a moveable bulkhead, 1 meter and 3 meter diving platforms, a warming whirlpool for divers, a dryland practice area, a 44 foot by 60 foot pool for kinesiology classes, in addition to offices and a conference room for the swimming staff.

Fresno State’s Pete Beiden Field is one of the premier college ballparks in the country and home to the 2008 College World Series Champion Bulldogs. The facility was built in 1966 and redesigned in 1983. It features 3,575 theater-style seats, a spacious press box, locker rooms, new restrooms and concession stands, offices for the coaching staff, indoor and outdoor batting cages and six mounds inside two bullpens.

Bulldog Stadium has established itself as one of the most difficult places to win for visiting teams. One of the premier stadiums in the Mountain West, Bulldog Stadium seats 41,031 fans and features 22 sky suites. In 2004, Bulldog Stadium was voted one of the 25 best college football stadiums by CBSSportsline.com.

Bulldog diamond

The Ricchiuti Academic Center, benefiting all student-athletes, provides study tables, tutorial and computer labs, plus office suites for the academic advisors and compliance personnel. One of the newest additions to the Fresno State athletics complex, this facility is a cornerstone where student-athletes can be served and is a focal point of the new Student-Athlete Village, a part of Fresno State’s master facility plan.

The $100 million plus facility opened in November 2003 with a seating capacity of 15,596. It contains 32 private suites, a club level concourse, team locker rooms and athletics training facilities. With its size, scope, unique architectural features and state-of-the-art video, sound and telecom systems, the center will serve as the major provider of entertainment and home of Bulldog men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs.

The 10,000 square-foot weight room facility houses a host of free weights, as well as, a variety of modern fitness equipment. The spacious room is equipped with 25,000 pounds of Olympic weights. A long list of Bulldog athletes have been voted as a National Strength and Conditioning Association All-Americans. The strength and conditioning program at Fresno State is ergonomically designed for the greatest efficiency and safety.

Regarded as one of the finest softball facilities in the country, Bulldog Diamond boasts a seating capacity of 3,288. The stadium features 1,688 permanent seat-back chairs that include 388 box seats, a beautiful grass berm that surrounds the outfield fence, sunken dugouts, lights, concessions stands, restrooms, practice areas, indoor and outdoor batting cages and one of the most spacious press boxes in all of college softball.

Spalding g. wathen tenniS Center

FreSno golF CourSeS

Student horSe Center

With the wide array of golf courses in close proximity to the Fresno State campus, Bulldog golfers have the opportunity to refine their skills at some of California’s finest clubs. San Joaquin CC hosted the NCAA Championship final, WAC Championships and U.S. Mid-Amateur; Sunnyside CC hosted the 1981 U.S. Junior Amateur and California State Junior Championship; and Fort Washington CC hosted two PGA Tour qualifiers. The official practice course is Riverbend Golf Club.

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The Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center is one of the premier facilities in the west and has become a key fixture in the recent success of the Bulldog men’s and women’s tennis teams. Host to numerous NCAA and conference postseason tournaments, the Wathen Center boasts approximately 400 luxury chair-back seats atop the platform that face the complex’s six main courts, making for easy viewing of all six courts.

The Student Horse Center, located on the Fresno State campus, is the site of all Fresno State equestrian home shows. The facility features 20 stalls in a main barn and an additional 20 in an adjacent pipe barn. All horse-related activities sponsored by the department are held at the horse center, which also features two adjacent large arenas and bleacher and burm seating for fans, as well as a permanent scoreboard.

warmerdam Field

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Home to the men’s and women’s track and field programs, Warmerdam Field has been playing host to Fresno State home meets since 1976. The nine-lane, 400-meter oncampus facility is named after Cornelius “Dutch” Warmerdam, the former Fresno State head coach and world record holder in the pole vault. It has served as the host for the Fresno Relays, Cal-Nevada Championships and numerous conference championship events.

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CAPITAL PROJECTS

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planned Future loCation oF SoCCer & laCroSSe Stadium

FreSno State SoCCer & laCroSSe Stadium

FreSno State aQuatiCS Center The Fresno State Aquatics Center, constructed in 2011, is one of the premier aquatics venues within central California. The facility features a 50 meter by 25 yard competition pool with a moveable bulkhead, 1 meter and 3 meter diving platforms, a warming whirlpool for divers, a dryland practice area, a 44 foot by 60 foot pool for Kinesiology classes, in addition to offices and a conference room for the swimming staff.

FreSno State SoCCer & laCroSSe Field The Fresno State Soccer & Lacrosse Field was established in 2009 with the installation of fencing and landscaping around the perimeter of the venue. A permanent scoreboard, sound system, along with spectator seating is scheduled for installation in the fall of 2011, with a permanent pressbox,

Bulldog Stadium FieldturF proJeCt

additional fixed seating and other amenities planned for installation in the following seasons. The playing surface is a hybrid Bermuda grass blend.

Bulldog Stadium FieldturF proJeCt Fresno State student-athletes will be playing on the very best in turf technology with the installation of the FieldTurf Revolution system at Bulldog Stadium. FieldTurf’s Revolution

FreSno State aQuatiCS Center

fiber technology is the result of innovative science, engineering and technology that will provide FieldTurf customers with a soft, strong monofilament fiber with extraordinary durability and longevity.

With a consistent surface for year-round

use, the new addition to Bulldog Stadium demonstrated the university’s and community’s commitment to safety and sustainability as the Bulldogs compete as one of the nation’s elite programs.

meyerS Family SportS mediCine Center The Sports Medicine Center will be a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that is designed to enhance the health

meyerS Family SportS mediCine Center

and welfare of all Bulldog student-athletes. This unique and essential facility will allow for preventative medicine, nutritional counseling, physician examination, injury treatment, on-site x-ray and rehabilitation services, and

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State sports medicine staff and physicians group. The Sports Medicine Center will serve as the third cornerstone of Fresno State’s “Student-Athlete Village,” designed to

planned Future loCation oF meyerS Family SportS mediCine Center

provide Bulldog student-athletes with a single and secure facility intended to assist their well-being, development, and achievement. No single facility will have a more positive effect on the daily physical well-being and lives of Bulldog studentathletes.

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sufficient office and counseling space to support the Fresno

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CAMPUS

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? We’re a campus that treasures scholarship and creative thinking. Our Our Campaign for Fresno State has raised $178 million and counting, Smittcamp Family Honors College is one of the most comprehensive, 6.providing private support for student scholarships and program 1. full-scholarship academic honors programs at any university in California. assistance in every school and college on campus. Only the best students from across California can meet the rigorous intellectual and creative requirements for the college.

Fresno State operates the only commercial winery at any university in the country. The Fresno State Winery has won many of the industry’s 2. most prized awards.

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Fresno State is home to the $100 million Save Mart Center. A second phase of the project added a center for business innovation and a student recreational center.

Fresno State is the California campus most associated with the Sierra Nevada. Students can leave the campus and in one hour can be 7. skiing or hiking at 7,000 feet in Kings Canyon or Sequoia National parks. Yosemite National Park is just under two hours away.

Research is booming at Fresno State, where faculty are attracting a growing amount of support for studies ranging from how to use new 8. technologies to improve the skills of K-12 teachers, to groundbreaking experiments in cell genetics and vulcanology. Fresno State has 13 endowed chairs that support top-flight research and teaching.

Fresno State boasts some of the best sports programs for both women and men in California. Our booster group, the vaunted “Red 4. Research is booming at Fresno State, where faculty are attracting a Wave,” is one of the largest in the country. growing amount of support for studies ranging from how to use new 9. technologies to improve the skills of K-12 teachers, to groundbreaking The complete spectrum of education is represented on campus – experiments in cell genetics and vulcanology. Fresno State has 13 from a nationally ranked preschool to doctoral work. The campus is endowed chairs that support top-flight research and teaching. 5. home to University High School, a charter school which has been ranked 36th among 18,000 public high schools by U.S. News & World Report. Community service is a campus hallmark, and each year 14,000 We proudly continue today as one of California’s top campuses for the 10.students, faculty and staff volunteer more than 1 million hours of preparation of new teachers. service for the good of the region. The economic impact of their efforts is an estimated $26 million, measured by national philanthropic standards.

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• Theresa Alvillar-Speake, Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Dept. of Energy • Marvin Baxter, Justice, California Supreme Court • Lee P. Brown, former Mayor of Houston, former New York Police Commissioner • Cruz Bustamante, former California Lieutenant Governor • Joy Covey, Former Chief Strategy Officer, Amazon.com • Sid Craig, CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Jenny Craig, Inc. • Brigadier General Jon Gallinetti, Assistant Wing Commander, US Marines • Kenny Guinn, former Governor of Nevada • Colonel Rick Husband, Mission Commander, Shuttle Columbia, 2003 • Sam Iacobellis, CEO, Rockwell International (retired), lead developer of B1 bomber • Bill Jones, former California Secretary of State • Col. Steven Nagel, NASA Astronaut • Paul O’Neill, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, CEO of Alcoa Corporation

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES The goal of the Fresno State Student-Athlete Services (SAS) Office is to help student-athletes successfully manage academic responsibilities and complete their baccalaureate degrees while they maintain athletic eligibility.

who we are and who we Serve

The SAS staff includes a director, professional academics advisors, a learning specialist, graduate interns and tutors in a variety of subject areas. Each staff member is trained to deal with the special needs of student-athletes and works with all prospective, current and former student-athletes. Each student-athlete is assigned an academic advisor who works with that individual throughout his or her collegiate career.

aCademiC aSSiStanCe

SAS provides academic assistance through the following specialized services: – Academic advising for declared and undeclared majors – Monitoring class selection, course load, attendance, and progress – Study hall, tutorial assistance, and computer access and support – Classes on academic success strategies for new student-athletes – Individual counseling and referral services for student-athletes with learning disabilities, study skills deficits, career uncertainties and personal concerns – Encouragement toward involvement in community activities such as Red Ribbon Week and the Little Heroes Program with Children’s Hospital of Central California

liFe SKillS development

The CHAMPS program is designed to help student-athletes learn life management principles, develop lifelong learning and leadership skills and continue a pattern of personal and interpersonal growth. Throughout their enrollment at Fresno State, student-athletes are provided services which help them identify and achieve their educational, career, personal and athletic goals. Included in the CHAMPS program is a three-unit class for freshmen called University 1. The class provides an orientation to campus resources and teaches effective study skills in a number of areas including time management, note taking, reading comprehension, memory skills and test taking. Life skills development topics include nutrition, sports and drugs, career exploration and goal setting.

aCademiC CounSeling and enriChment program (aCe)

The ACE Program is designed to meet the special academic needs of studentathletes with more specific learning challenges. Coordinated by the department’s Learning Assistance Specialist, participants in the program are provided with specialized tutorial assistance and study skills development in addition to weekly accountability meetings, workshops on various life skills issues, assistance with accommodations and personal counseling or referral when necessary.

Summer SChool aSSiStanCe

ACADEMIC SUCCESS FRESNO STATE STUDENT-ATHLETE PRESIDENT’S MEDAL WINNERS

SAS administers the summer session scholarship program, which allows our student-athletes the opportunity to take additional courses toward graduation and accelerate their degree completion.

poSt-eligiBility programS

Student-Athlete Services also oversees the Post-Eligibility Scholarship program designed to assist student-athletes who have completed their athletic eligibility in reaching their graduation goal. Scholarship awards are given to those who have been on athletic aid, are in good academic standing and are within 30 units of completing their degrees.

night oF ChampionS BanQuet

Fresno State’s Night of Champions highlights the successes of the athletes from the previous season both on the field and in the classroom. Team champions, individual champions, and various academic award honorees all earned recognition in a night truly meant for champions.

FreSno State’S aCademiC all-ameriCanS 1985 Barbara Cambria, SB, 2nd Team Rita Walker, SB, HM 1987 Wendy Martell, WBB, 3rd Team 1988 Carie Dever, SB, 3rd Team 1990 Terry Carpenter, SB, 3rd Team Simone Cesh, T&F, 3rd Team Carie Dever, SB, 3rd Team 1991 Terry Carpenter, SB, 1st Team

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2001 Liesl Fichbauer, WTN, 1st Team Lindsay Fossatti, SB, 3rd Team Becky Witt, SB, 1st Team

Kevin Cooper, 2006

2004 Jamie Southern, SB, 3rd Team 2005 Jamie Southern, SB, 2nd Team 2006 Jamie Farley, TR, 3rd Team

1994 *Tommy Minor, BB, 1st Team

2007 Robin Mackin, SB, 2nd Team

1995 David Kramer, Soccer, 1st Team Robyn Yorke, SB, 2nd Team

2008 Steve Susdorf, BB, 2nd Team

1996 John Barrington, Golf, 1st Team Robyn Yorke, SB, 2nd Team

2009 Melanie Gloria, WTN, 3rd Team Andrew Jackson, FB, 1st Team Robert Malone, FB 2nd Team

1997 Dora Djilianova,WTN, 2nd Team Robyn Yorke, SB, 1st Team

2010 Katie Lee, S occer, 2nd Team Vince Pascoe, FB, 2nd Team Anastasia Petukhova WTN, 2nd Team

1999 *Dora Djilianova, WTN, 1st Team Melissa Price, T&F, 1st Team Amanda Scott, SB, 2nd Team

dora dJilianova, 2000

2003 Nino Rivas, Soccer, 2nd Team

1993 Jason Gray, Soccer, 1st Team Tommy Minor, BB , 1st Team

1998 Dora Djilianova, WTN, 2nd Team Joe Gerber, BB, 2nd Team Derrick Mitchell, T&F, 1st Team

derriCK mitChell, 1998

2002 Lindsay Fossatti, SB, 1st Team

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2011 Cecilia Agraz, VB, 3rd Team Kendall VanDine, Soccer, 3rd Team *Academic All-American of the Year

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1992 Jason Gray, Soccer, 2nd Team Philip Romero, BB, 3rd Team

2000 Amanda Scott, SB, 1st Team Payton Williams, FB, 2nd Team Becky Witt, SB, 3rd Team

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A WINNING PROGRAM

paul george

10th overall piCK in the 2010 nBa draFt

three-time waC CommiSSioner’S Cup ChampionS

2007-2008 | 2008-2009 | 2011-12

winningeSt athletiC department in the ConFerenCe

david Carr

1998 SoFtBall national ChampionS

unitaS winner & no. 1 overall piCK in the 2002 nFl draFt

2012 waC tournament ChampionS

2012 waC ConFerenCe & tournament ChampionS

2008 BaSeBall national ChampionS

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meagan mCKee niCK watney

three-time all ameriCan & pga tour winner

2012 two-time indoor waC Champion

2010 waC tournament ChampionS

hali Coppin

2010 waC Champion

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FRESNO STATE GOLF FACILITIES With the wide array of golf courses in close proximity to the Fresno State campus, Bulldog golfers have the opportunity to refine their skills on Fresno’s finest courses, all of which offer a variety of challenging layouts and conditions. “Fresno State is fortunate to have the opportunity to play excellent golf courses within 25 minutes of campus,” women’s head coach Angie Cates-Moore said. “Having such a wide variety of courses to play affords us the opportunity to choose the course that will best prime us for the next tournament. This is a huge advantage for our players.” “We’ve got the short courses and the long courses. We’ve got hills, courses with big greens, small greens and

Built on hilly terrain, the Fort Washington course was redesigned by Robert Baldock in 1956. The narrow course with eucalyptus-lined fairways has a defined cut of rough that makes shot accuracy essential. The club was once the site of the final stage for PGA Tour Qualifying and has been a past host to the old Ben Hogan Tour.

The Riverside Golf Course was built in 1939 as a Works Progress Administration project and was designed by western architect W.P. Bell. Located along the San Joaquin River, the parkland style course features small greens and vast tree-lined fairways that stretch over gently rolling terrain. The course annually plays host to the Fresno City Championships.

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Alan Ehnes MEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,729 RATING: 73.0 SLOPE: 130

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,158 RATING: 75.8 SLOPE: 131

RIVER PARK GOLF CENTER

Designed by Bert Stamps, the Belmont Country Club was built in 1956 and was later redesigned by Bob Baldock and Bob Putnam. The course is flat with many trees and tight fairways. Hole No. 2, a 110-yard/Par 3 is well bunkered and plays over water.

The Copper River Country Club features an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by architect David Pfaff. The course, set up on the undulating terrain of the Sierra Nevada base, features water on seven of the 18 holes. Since no two fairways on this course are parallel, golfers are able to enjoy their round and the view of the mountains and clubhouse.

The River Park Golf Center is a practice and custom club fitting facility that features a lighted, all-weather driving range and a nine-hole, par 3 golf course. It also offers a video golf swing analysis, short game practice area and state-of-the-art club fitting service for nine major brands.

MEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,503 RATING: 70.4 SLOPE: 128

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 5,880 RATING: 74.1 SLOPE: 128

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Doug Scrivner

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Cris Doos

PHONE: (559) 434-5200

PHONE: (559) 448-9467

MEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 7,043 RATING: 73.7 SLOPE: 130

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Adam Pohll PHONE: (559) 275-5900

PHONE: (559) 434-9120

COPPER RIVER C.C.

PHONE: (559) 251-5078

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,262 RATING: 70.2 SLOPE: 125

MEN’S RATING PAR: 54 YARDAGE: 1,082

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 27 YARDAGE: 1,911

MEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,600 RATING: 71.3 SLOPE: 125

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 5,915 RATING: 73.6 SLOPE: 123

SAN JOAQUIN C.C.

Containing the four most difficult starting holes in the Central Valley, the San Joaquin Country Club is known for its fair but tough test of the game of golf. The club has played host to the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifiers, the NCAA Men’s Finals Championships, WAC Championships, the Women’s Trans-National and the USGA Men’s Mid-Amateur.

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Mike Paniccia PHONE: (559) 439-3359 MEN’S RATING PAR: 71 YARDAGE: 6,776 RATING: 73.4 SLOPE: 135

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 71 YARDAGE: 6,100 RATING: 75.5 SLOPE: 133

EAGLE SPRINGS GOLF & C.C.

FIG GARDEN GOLF CLUB

RIVERBEND GOLF CLUB

SUNNYSIDE C.C.

The Johnny Miller signature golf course at Eagle Springs was designed to rival the finest golf courses in the world. PGA Tour winner and internationally renowned golf course designer, a Miller designed every facet of the 18hole course, which lies in a Millerton Lake and Sierra Foothill setting, winding among oak forests and granite rock croppings. Opened in 1990, this award-winning golf course quickly grabbed the attention of Valley golfers with its top 10 ranking by California Golf.

Located in northwest Fresno, the Fig Garden Golf Club opened for play in 1958. The course, located in the river bottom of the San Joaquin River, has thousands of trees that provide golfers an opportunity to test their control over the golf ball combined with level fairways.

Designed by prominent golf course architect Gary Roger Baird, the Riverbend Golf Club opened for play in 1999. Located along the banks of the San Joaquin River, the course contains a number of valley oaks and water features while offering a scenic view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Riverbend has served as host to a number of nationally recognized amateur and national tournaments and has hosted notable PGA and LPGA golfers Arnold Palmer, Peter Jacobsen, Craig Stadler, Nancy Lopez, Michelle McGann and Julie Inkster.

Built in 1906 by William P. Bell, the course was redesigned by John Steidel in 1990. The 18-hole course features small Bent grass greens and Bermuda grass fairways, with mature eucalyptus located throughout the course. Sunnyside once hosted the USGA Junior Amateur Championship.

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Tim Huber

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Gary Bauer

DIRECTOR: John DeChambeau

PHONE: (559) 325-8900

PHONE: (559) 439-2928

PHONE: (559) 432-3020

MEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,788 RATING: 73.0 SLOPE: 134

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,300 RATING: 70.9 SLOPE: 129

MEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,700 RATING: 71.6 SLOPE: 124

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,305 RATING: 68.7 SLOPE: 113

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MEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 7,319 RATING: 74.7 SLOPE: 139

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WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,311 RATING: 72.2 SLOPE: 118

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Steve Menchella PHONE: (559) 255-6871 MEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,949 RATING: 73.2 SLOPE: 132

WOMEN’S RATING PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,096 RATING: 75.4 SLOPE: 130

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DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Kenny Collins

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extremely fast greens,” men’s head coach Mike Watney said. “These are all conditions you must be familiar with to develop your game to its highest potential.” Fresno State golfers develop their potential by playing the following different golf courses regularly; Belmont country Club, Brighton Crest Country Club, copper River Country Club, Fort Washington Country Club, Fig Garden Club, Riverbend Golf Club, River Park Golf Center, Riverside Golf Course, San Joaquin Country Club, and Sunnyside Country Club. The men’s golf team will host the Fresno State Lexus Classic at Fort Washinton Country Club March 5-6 and the women will host their Fresno State Lexus Classic March 12-13 at Copper River Country Club.

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A Winning Tradition

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Nick Watney

Watney in the PGA • Ranked 17th in official world golf ranking • Won the 2012 CIMB Classic • Won the 2012 Barclays in FedExCup Playoffs • Finished 4th in the year-long Fed Ex Cup • 22nd on PGA money list in 2012 at $3 million • Won 2011 AT &T National • Won 2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship • Won 2009 Buick Open • Won 2007 Zurich Classic • Top 10 finish in his first PGA Tour event (Reno/Tahoe Open) • Won Tour Championship on Nationwide Tour in 2004 • Won the first Canadian Tour event he played • Third on PGA money list in 2011 at $5.3 million • Career money winnings at $18.8 million

Championships

Fresno State has won 13 conference titles in the past 30 years. Twelve of those championships have come under the direction of current head coach Mike Watney. The Bulldogs captured six straight conference championships from 1986 to1991. In 1994, the Bulldogs won their first Western Athletic Conference title in only their second year as a member of the conference. The Bulldogs garnered their second WAC title in school history in 2000 and their third in 2003.

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NCAA Appearances

In Watney’s 35 years, Fresno State has appeared as a team in 24 tournaments and was represented by individual Bulldogs in two. Their finest finish came in 1990 when the Bulldogs brought home fifth place. Other top-10 finishes include 1980 (10th) and 1987 (ninth). In 2000 the Bulldogs finished just out of the top ten at 13th. In 2000, Fresno State hosted the NCAA Regional Championships at Riverbend Golf Course. In 2001, the Bulldogs had one individual qualify for the tournament, Nick Watney, who finished 13th out of 83 golfers. In 2002, the Bulldogs finished 21st and Nick Watney placed fourth.

Watney’s Collegiate Honors • Sixth golfer in NCAA D-I history to post a sub-70 season-stroke average (69.93) • Owns fifth-lowest NCAA D1 season stroke average (69.93) • Three-time All-American • 2003 Jack Nicklaus Award Nominee • Golf World Top 50 Male Players to Watch (2002-03) • Ben Hogan Award Finalist Top 11 (2003) • 6th-place finish at 2002 NCAA Championships • Palmer Cup Team member (2002) • Southwestern Men’s Amateur Champion (2002 & 2003) • Southwest Region Player of the Year (2002) • Team USA member vs. Japan (2001) • No. 1 District 7 ranking (2001) • Ten career tournament wins • 2000 WAC Freshman of the Year • 2001, ’02 and ‘03 WAC Player of the Year

In the Rankings

Watney’s golf program has been recognized as one of the West’s and nation’s best. Fresno State has appeared numerous times in polls by Golfweek, the Rolex/MasterCard Collegiate Rankings, the Wilson Coach’s Poll and GolfStat. In 1987, Fresno State finished the year at its highest ranking of No. 3 in the nation after a ninth-place finish at the NCAAs. The 2000 Bulldogs were nationally ranked No.4 heading into the 2001 NCAA Championship tournament.

David Sutherland

Todd Rose Academic Success

Academics play an important role in the Bulldog golf program. In the past 16 years, 14 Bulldog golfers have been named All-American Scholars. Most recently, Ryan Carter and Mark Modglin were named All-American Scholars. In 1996, John Barrington was named a first-team Academic All-American.

Bulldogs in the Pros • Kevin Sutherland, PGA Tour # • Nick Watney, PGA Tour # • Per Nyman, European PGA Tour # • Joe Acosta, PGA Tour

• Jerry Heard, PGA & Senior PGA Tour • Tim Norris, PGA Tour • Tim Loustalot, PGA Tour • Todd Rose, PGA Tour

• David Sutherland, PGA Tour • Dennis Trixler, PGA Tour • Mike Watney, PGA Tour • Doug Johnson, Asian Tour

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Kevin Sutherland

Sutherland in the PGA • 44th in PGA Tour Fed Ex Cup in 2009 • 11th in PGA Tour Fed Ex Cup in 2008 • Won the 2002 World Golf Championships -Accenture Match Play Championship • Over $14 million in career earnings • 47 Career Top 10 finishes, three second-place finishes • T9 at 2001 British Open (his first appearance)

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• Eric Peterson, Director of Golf, Brighton Crest C.C. • Ken Collins, Director of Golf, Belmont C.C. • Paul Wightmen, Head Golf Professional, Kings C.C. • Mike Schy, Riverbend G.C. • Ed Luethke, Riverbend G.C. • Greg Rose, Golf Professional, Fresno • Mike Paniccia, Director of Golf, San Joaquin C.C. • Chris Pryor, The Preserve, Carmel, Calif.

2003 WAC Champions (left to right) Ryan Carter, Nick Watney,

Ryan McDonald, Chad Spencer, Jeremy Moreno, Head Coach Mike Watney

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Sutherland’s Collegiate Honors • Two-time PCAA Individual Champion, winning by eight strokes in 1987 • Won UCSB’s Pacific Coast Collegiate individual title • First Team All-Conference • Second Team All-American • Only two finishes outside top 22 in 1987 • Team ranked No. 3 nationally (1987) • Team finished 9th at NCAA finals (1987) • Team won PCAA Championship in both 1986 & 1987 • Six Top 5 Finishes • Seven Career Top 10 Finishes • 27 Career Top 25 finishes

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Bulldogs Turned Club Pros

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MEN’S GOLF QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION:

Location....................................................................Fresno, Calif. Enrollment..........................................................................21,389 Founded................................................................................ 1911 Nickname........................................................................ Bulldogs Colors..........................................................................Red & Blue Conference.......................................................... Western Athletic President........................................................... Dr. John D. Welty Athletics Director................................................Thomas C. Boeh

COACHING STAFF:

Head Coach............................................................. Mike Watney Alma Mater..................................................... Fresno State, 1973 Years at Fresno State................................................................35 Volunteer Assistant Coach.................................Chuck Bandelian

MEN’S GOLF HISTORY

All-time NCAA Appearances......................................................28 Highest NCAA Finish.....................................................5th (1990) Conference Championships......................................................13 All-Americans............................................................................37

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS:

Golf Contact................................................................ Elly Walker Office Phone......................................................... (559) 278-1102 Office Fax............................................................. (559) 278-4689 Cell Phone.................................... ....................... (209) 918-1033 E-mail......................................... eawalker@mail.fresnostate.edu Website........................................................ www.gobulldogs.com Facebook........................................................fresnostateathletics Twitter...................................................................... @FSAthletics

NAME................................. YR..................... HT..............................................................HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

Rufie Fessler..............................Sr........................ 5-10 ................................................................... Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College) Rich Gilkey ...............................Sr........................ 5-10 ....................................................................... Bakersfield, Calif. (CSU San Marcos) Macgregor Hoobery ................ So........................ 5-9..................................................................................Santa Maria, Calif. (Righetti HS) Nate Jessup ............................. Jr. ...................... 5-11................................................................................Springville, Calif. (Porterville HS) Gunner Kirschenmann .............. Fr. ....................... 5-9 ...................................................................Bakersfield, Calif. (Garces Memorial HS) Jack Mulroy ..............................Sr......................... 5-9 ..........................................................................London, England (Reedley College) Keenan Nelson ..................... RS So...................... 5-9 ........................................................................... Murrieta, Calif. (Murrieta Valley HS) Johnny Partridge ......................Sr. ....................... 6-4 .................................................................... Belvedere, Calif. (College of the Desert) Daniel Russell............................ Jr. ....................... 6-0...................................................................... Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College) Troy Sweeney......................... RS Fr. .................... 6-3.................................................................................... Clovis, Calif. (Clovis West HS) Troix TonkhamFr. - 5-9 - Ventura, Calif. - (Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies)

COACHES...................... POSITION.............. EXP................. SCHOOL, YR.

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Mike Watney......................Head Coach................35th................. Fresno State, ‘73 Chuck Bandelian............Assistant Coach.............22st................. Fresno State, ‘75

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HIGH HOPES AS ’DOGS ENTER SPRING SEASON 2012-13 SEASON PREVIEW

AS THE FRESNO STATE MEN’S GOLF TEAM WARMS UP TO TEE OFF ITS SPRING SEASON, THE ’DOGS REFLECT ON THEIR FALL SEASON AND HOPE TO BRING HOME THE BIG VICTORY IN 2013. With the return of seven members from the 201112 team and the addition of four new players, the Bulldogs kicked off their first season in the Mountain West Conference and proved they have the ability for a championship title. The team is anchored by senior Rufie Fessler and junior Nate Jessup, who are tied for fifth place in the MW ranking, and freshman Troix Tonkham, who also sits in the top 20 of the MW ranking. The Bulldogs opened up the fall season with their best team finish at the St. Mary’s College Invitational in which they took fourth place. Jessup and Tonkham both had their best season finish at the St. Mary’s College Invitational. Jessup shot even par and tied for eighth place and Tonkham shot one over par and tied for 10th. The Bulldogs continued their fall season in Fairfax, Calif. at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational hosted by No. 1 Cal where Fessler took a top 10 finish. The Bulldogs then traveled to Stockton, Calif. to compete in the Pacific Invitational. The Bulldogs battled on the course and Jessup fired his best score of the season with a nine under par, 207. The Bulldogs wrapped up the spring season in paradise at the Warrior Wave Intercollegiate in Kauai, Hawaii at the Princeville Golf Course.

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RUFIE FESSLER

“We’ve had a solid fall,” head coach Mike Watney said. “Nate and Rufie both averaged 71+ for four tournaments. However, I feel there is a lot more that these guys and the whole team can accomplish. We’ve had four different guys shoot 65 or better in tournament qualifiers. That is some major firepower that we haven’t had for a long time.”

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Following the first two spring tournaments, the Bulldogs host the Fresno State Lexus Classic at the Belmont Country Club. The Fresno State Lexus Classic will be held on March 4-5 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The ’Dogs hit the road again as they travel to compete in the Bandon Dunes Championship, Cal Poly Match Play Championship, Western Intercollegiate and Winchester Invitational. The Bulldogs close their spring season at the MW Championship in Tuscon, Ariz. where they have the potential to take home the victory. “I’m really looking forward to the spring,” head coach Mike Watney said. “I love our schedule and I love this team. It is always hard to get to the postseason but this team certainly has the skills to win the MW championship and to advance to the postseason. Plus, another thing I like is that 100 percent of the team is on track to graduate. It is the same will to excel that propels student-athletes to college degrees and conference championships.” As the men’s golf team wraps up its 2012-13 season, they will say goodbye to the strong leadership and skill of four seniors including Rufie Fessler, Johnny Partridge, Jack Mulroy, and Rich Gilkey. “I’m proud of these four seniors,” Watney said. “They have led by example. They are dedicated studentathletes and are all on track to graduate.”

NATE JESSUP

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GENERAL

GENERAL

The Bulldogs face a full spring schedule with seven tournaments including their host tournament the Fresno State Lexus Classic.

The Bulldogs tee off the spring season in San Diego, Calif. at the Farms Collegiate Invitational. The ’Dogs will then travel to La Quinta, Calif. to compete in The Prestige at the PGA West, Greg Norman Course.

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MIKE WATNEY Head Coach Mike Watney entered his 35 season at Fresno State this year and has received many honors during his time here, but the one received in 2007 may be his best. In January of 2007, Coach Watney was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame. When asked about his success, his answer came

HEAD COACH.......................................... 34TH YEAR with no hesitation.

1990 squad to the best finish in Fresno State golf history - a fifth place showing at the NCAA Championships.

“It’s the players and the community. Our team has been blessed with outstanding young men who were also excellent golfers. Fresno State is a truly great school with awesome people and this community is the friendliest place on earth. It is where my family and I want to live and working here has been a joy. I’m humbled, honored and grateful to the GCAA for this award.”

The members of Watney’s golf teams have succeeded academically as well. Since 1989, 19 AllAmerican Scholars have been named under him. In addition to coaching numerous Academic All-WAC honorees, he tutored 1996 Academic All-American John Barrington.

Watney most current honor came in November 2012 when he was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame. As the Fresno State head coach, Mike Watney has established a level of excellence and tradition. From winning conference championships to coaching All-Americans, Watney has propelled Bulldog golf into a nationally prominent and highly competitive golf program.

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In 1994, Watney coached a fiveman lineup comprised of two juniors, two sophomores and one freshman that won Fresno State’s first golf WAC Championship and saw former `Dogs Joe Acosta and Jon Bettencourt finish first and second. The Bulldogs went on to tie for second place at the NCAA West Regional. Throughout his time at Fresno State, Watney has tutored 29 All-Americans. His squads have captured 12 conference championships, including six consecutive titles from 1986 to 1991. He led his team to Western Athletic Conference titles in 1994, 2000 and 2003. His teams have qualified for 16 NCAA Championships and 17 Western Regionals in the 23 year history of the championship qualifier, including 15 appearances in a row. Watney led his

THE WATNEY FILE

Season with the Bulldogs: 35 Date Hired: January 1979

PERSONAL .................................................... Birthdate: January 6, 1951 Hometown: Fresno, Calif. Spouse: Paula Children: Josh, Kelly, Heidi, Dustin

EDUCATION .................................................... Undergraduate: Fresno State, B.S. in Business Management (1973)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE ....................................................

Collegiate Experience: Fresno State (1971-73) Professional Experience: PGA Tour (1978)

COACHING EXPERIENCE .................................................... • Fresno State, 1979-Present, Head Coach • Belmont Country Club, 1973-74, Assistant Golf Pro • Castlewood Counrty Club, 1974-77, Assistant Golf Pro,

PRO PLAYERS COACHED .................................................... Joe Acosta Tim Loustalot Tim Norris Per Nyman

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David Sutherland Kevin Sutherland Dennis Trixler Nick Watney

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While attending Fresno State as a student, Watney was a golf standout who earned honorable mention All-American honors in 1973 as well as first-team all-conference accolades. Watney is also a 1969 graduate of Bullard High School in Fresno where he competed in football and golf. After graduating from Fresno State, Watney served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, Calif. One year later, he returned to Fresno and served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Belmont Country Club. He then joined the PGA Tour in 1978, where he had two mini-tour victories and several top finishes. Watney and his wife Paula have four children, Josh, Kelly, Heidi and Dustin. Josh played golf for Fresno State from 1997-2000. Watney was born Jan. 6, 1951 in Los Angeles.

Watney is also recognized internationally, serving as a liaison between Japanese and U.S. golf. He accompanies six of the United States’ best collegiate golf teams (four men’s and two women’s) to Japan annually. As the tournament director of the Topy Cup, Watney is in charge of everything from pairings to competition rules. He has served as chairman of this now prestigious tournament since 1996. He also has welcomed a miniature tournament with Keio University in Japan for the last few years. Many of the players Watney has produced have gone on to succeed on the PGA Tour and throughout the golf profession. Watney’s nephew Nick, a three-time All-American who also played golf for Fresno State, is a star on the PGA Tour who has captured four PGA tournaments, including the WGC-Cadillac Championship and AT&T National in 2011, and the 2004 Nationwide Tour Championship. Former Bulldogs and brothers Kevin and David Sutherland are also experienced PGA Tour players. Todd Rose, Joe Acosta and Tim Loustalot, all students under Watney, went on to play professionally as well. There are also numerous former Bulldog golfers who work at Valley courses, including Mike Paniccia, Mike Schy, Ed Luethke, Eric

COACHES BIOS

COACHES BIOS

A 1973 graduate of Fresno State, Watney became the head coach of his alma mater in 1979. In his first season coaching the Bulldogs, he led his team to a conference championship and a 12th place finish at the NCAA Championship, which laid the foundation for future Bulldog golf success. The 1987 season was one of Watney’s finest as his Bulldog squad was named the Jones Sport Co. Most Improved Team in the nation after finishing the season ranked third nationally and placing ninth at the NCAA Championship.

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Watney’s influence on collegiate golf has brought the NCAA Championships to Fresno in 1983 and the NCAA Western Regional as well in 2000. A member of the Professional Golf Association for 18 years, Watney has numerous coaching honors to his name. He was chosen as the 2007 inductee into the GCAA Hall of Fame. He was named the Southwest Region Coach of the Year in 2002. In 1996, 2000, 2003 and most recently 2010, he was honored as WAC Coach of the Year. He earned Big West Coach of the Year honors six times in the 1980s and was named NCAA District VIII Coach of the Year for the first time in 1987, and then again in 1994.

Peterson, Paul Wightmen, Ken Collins and Todd Hansen.

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HEAD COACH.....................................................................

CHUCK BANDELIAN VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH.....................................22 YEAR ST

Check Bandelian enters his 22nd season assisting with the men’s golf team. In addition to his involvement with the team, Bandelian volunteers his time as the official scorekeeper for Fresno State men’s basketball games. He is also a lifetime member of several Fresno State booster clubs including the Dugout Club, the Tip-Off Club and is currently serving as the president of the Par Busters, the sport club. Bandelian graduated from Fresno State in 1975, earning his bachelor’s degree in management and marketing. He coached City League basketball teams from A through Open divisions, including championship squads in A division in 1971 and AAA in 1983. Bandelian graduated from Bullard High School (Fresno, Calif.) in 1969, where he competed in basketball and baseball. He is currently the general manager of a family-owned business, Allied Linoleum and Carpet Company, Inc., with his father John Sr., and brother Richard.

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SARAH TACKETT ATHLETIC TRAINER.................................................. EIGHTH YEAR Sarah is entering her seventh year as an athletic trainer at Fresno State and fourth year with the women’s golf program. She joined the staff in 2005 as an intern working with wrestling and softball. Since 2006, Tackett has worked with women’s soccer and women’s golf. Her primary responsibilities include working with both golf programs. She also oversees drug maintenance and she teaches in the Kinesiology Department at Fresno State. Tackett earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Oklahoma State and completed a master’s degree in kinesiology from Fresno State.

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RETURNERS

Men’s golF

RUFIE FESSLER

NATE JESSUP JR. - 5-11 - SPRINGVILLE, CALIF. - (PORTERVILLE HS)

MACGREGOR HOOBERY

JACK MULROY

SO. - 5-9 - SANTA MARIA, CALIF. - (RIGHETTI HS)

SR. - 5-9 - LONDON, ENGLAND - (REEDLEY COLLEGE)

KEENAN NELSON

JOHNNY PARTRIDGE

RS SO. - 5-9 - MURRIETA, CALIF. - (MURRIETA VALLEY HS)

SR. - 6-4 - BELVEDERE, CALIF. - (COLLEGE OF THE DESERT)

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STUDENT ATHLETE BIOS

STUDENT ATHLETE BIOS

SR. - 5-10 - BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. - (BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE)

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RETURNERS

Men’s golF

GUNNER KIRSCHENMANN

RICH GILKEY SR. - 5-10

FR. - 5-9

- BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. -

- BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. -

(CSU SAN MARCOS)

(GARCES MEMORIAL HS)

NEWCOMERS

FRESNO STATE

TROY SWEENEY RS FR. - 6-3 - CLOVIS, CALIF. - (CLOVIS WEST HS)

DANIEL RUSSELL

TROIX TONKHAM

JR. - 6-0

FR. - 5-9

- BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. -

- VENTURA, CALIF. -

(BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE)

(SHERMAN OAKS CENTER

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STUDENT ATHLETE BIOS

FOR ENRICHED STUDIES)

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OPPONENTS DIRECTORY

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ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT Meredith Collier

SCHOOL & WEBSITE Texas A&M

OFFICE PHONE 979-862-5452

MOBILE PHONE 979-777-6112

PRESS ROW PHONE 979-862-1733

FALL SEASON

E-MAIL ADDRESS mcollier@athletics.tamu.edu

www.aggieathletics.com Richard Kilwien

St. Mary's

(925) 631-4402

rak5@stmarys-ca.edu

www.smcgaels.com Chad Hartley

Nevada

775-682-6982

hartleyc@unr.edu

510-643-4723

mcrae@berkeley.edu

209-946-2730

blaskey@pacific.edu

808-956-4478

inouchi@hawaii.edu

509-313-4288

smith@athletics.gonzaga.edu

www.nevadawolfpack.com Kyle McRae

Cal www.calbears.com

Ben Laskey

Pacific www.pacifictigers.com

Derek Inouchi

Hawai'i www.hawaiiathletics.com

Liz Smith

Gonzaga www.gozags.com

Ted Gosen

San Diego

619-260-4745

tgosen@sandiego.edu

805-756-6550

eburdick@calpoly.edu

(650) 726-7635

sjcohn@stanford.edu

530-752-2663

ajpiechowski@ucdavis.edu

408-924-1211

jennifer.heisel@gmail.com

www.usdtoreros.cstv.com Eric Burdick

Cal Poly

Stanford www.gostanford.com

Amanda Piechowski

UC Davis

The Bulldogs then traveled to the beautiful south shore of Lake Tahoe to compete in the Wolf Pack Classic. The ’Dogs returned to action just two weeks later at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational. Senior Bhavik Patel finished the tournament in the top ten with a tie for seventh place. The Bulldogs wrapped up their fall season with the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif. Sophomore Nate Jessup fired his lowest round of the season, a three-under, 68 and helped the ’Dogs finish the tournament even-par, 284 with an 11th place. The ’Dogs ended their fall season on a high note with the third-best score in the final round of the tournament.

SPRING SEASON The Bulldogs teed off the spring season in paradise at the John A. Burns Invitational in Hawai’i. Sunker wrapped up the tournament by firing his lowest round of the season, a two-under, 70. The Bulldogs then traveled to Southern California and competed in the Pepperdine hosted North Ranch Intercollegiate.

nament, the Fresno State Lexus Classic. The Bulldogs battled scattered showers and high winds in the final round of their home tournament and finished in 12th place. The next couple of tournaments took the ‘Dogs south where they competed in the Callaway Farms Invitational, hosted by University of San Diego and the Lamkin Grip Match Play Challenge, hosted by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The Bulldogs posted a 5-0 victory over Utah State in their first match at the Lamkin Grip Match Play Challenge and held off Claremont to close out the day. The ’Dogs proceeded to the championship round in which they lost to Seattle University. The Bulldogs then competed at the U.S. Intercollegiate in Stanford, Calif. where Rufie Fessler led the ’Dogs in a tie for 14th place. Fessler closed the month of March as he was named WAC Golfer of the Week. The ’Dogs final tournament before the WAC Championship ended with a 10-over, 874 and Winchester Classic team title. The Bulldogs also saw a top 20 finish from five athletes. The Bulldogs concluded the spring season at the WAC Championship in Henderson, Nev. at the Rio Secco Golf Club. The ’Dogs 2011-12 season came to an end with a third place finish at 22-over (287-301298--886). Sunker, competing in his final tournament of his collegiate career, made his first career hole-in-one in round one and finished the tournament in a tie for 10th place. Sunker’s final round even-par made him eligible for the All-America Scholar award. Nate Jessup took the top spot for the ’Dogs by tying for 8th. The third Bulldog to place in the top 10 was Jack Mulroy who joined Sunker in a tie for 10th place.

The ’Dogs finally returned home and opened up March with their tour-

2011-12 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Name..................Tourn.............Rds.........Avg....... Low................................. Best Finish/Tournament

www.gopoly.com Sam Cohn

Upon securing his victory of the Outlaw Cup over Labor Day weekend, Bulldog Brian Sunker entered his final fall season with the men’s golf team. The Bulldogs began their fall season at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational in Bremerton, Wash., where the tournament was shortened to only 18-holes due to extreme weather conditions. The ’Dogs took full advantage of the shortened tournament and placed in a tie for second place.

SEASON IN REVIEW

Fessler, Rufie......... 11.................31........ 75.00....... 65........................................T6-Husky Invitational Jessup, Nate......... 11.................31........ 76.07....... 68..................................... T2-Winchester Classic Mulroy, Jack ......... 10.................28........ 77.12....... 69................................... T13-Winchester Classic Sunker, Brian ......... 9..................25........ 76.18....... 70..................................... T5-Winchester Classic Nelson, Keenan ..... 7..................21........ 76.28....... 70................................... T16-Winchester Classic Patel, Bhavik .......... 4..................10........ 71.70....... 63................................T7-MacKenzie Invitational Partridge, Johnny .. 4..................12........ 78.92....... 67................................................37-North Ranch Hoobery, Macgregor 3.................9......... 78.33....... 73............................................T47-Lexus Classic TEAM..................... 11.................31....... 299.44..... 274...................................... 1-Winchester Classic

2011-12 SEASON RESULTS

Fall 2011

........................Event (Finish/# of teams)

Sept. 26-27 at Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational (T2/6) Oct. 3-4 at Wolf Pack Classic (11/14) Oct. 17-18 at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (11/16) Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at Pacific Invitational (11/12)

Spring 2012 ....................... Event (Finish/# of teams) Feb. 15-17 Feb. 27-28 March 5-6

....... at John A. Burns Invitational (14/18) ............at North Rach Invitational (10/14) .........Fresno State Lexus Classic (12/16) ................Fort Washington Country Club March 12-13 ........... at The Farms Invitational (T13/14) March 22-23 ..............at Lamkin Grip Match Play (2/8) March 30-April 1.............. The U.S. Intercollegiate (15/17) April 20-22 ..........................Winchester Classic (1/7) April 30-May 2 ................................ WAC Championship

www.ucdavisaggies.com Jen Heisel

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FRESNO STATE INDIVIDUAL HONORS

FRESNO STATE LEXUS CLASSIC

All-Americans

The Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic began in 1964 under the direction of former Fresno State golf coach Larry Pape. From 1967 through 1974, seven of the eight Classic individual champions went on to PGA stardom. Stanford’s Tom Watson won the title in 1969 and USC’s Craig Stadler won back-to-back championships in 1973-74. Fresno State won its first Classic in 1973, led by All-American and current head coach, Mike Watney, who finished one stroke behind Stadler. Other big names that have competed in the tournament include Johnny Miller, Ray Leach, Bobby Clampett, Scott Simpson, Willie Wood, Billy Andred, Arron Oberholser, Mike Springer, Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney and Tim Norris. Fresno State has claimed a total of six team championships and six individual championships in 43 tournaments throughout the years. In 2002, Nick Watney became just the sixth collegiate golfer to win back-to-back Classic titles. He joins the likes of Jerry Heard, Craig Stadler, Mike Brannan, Bobby Clampett and Sam Randolph.

Year Name Team 1959 Joel Spinola Second Team 1960 Joel Spinola Second Team 1963 John Sirman Honorable Mention 1967 Jerry Heard Third Team 1968 Jerry Heard Third Team 1970 Mike Paniccia Third Team 1973 Mike Watney Honorable Mention 1978 Dana Booth Third Team 1979 Tim Norris Second Team 1979 Chris Houchin Honorable Mention 1980 Tim Norris First Team 1980 Ed Luethke Honorable Mention 1981 Ed Luethke Second Team 1981 Brady Meyers Honorable Mention 1983 Doug Harper Third Team 1984 Eric Peterson Honorable Mention 1985 John Erickson Honorable Mention 1986 Tim Loustalot Third Team 1986 Doug Harper Honorable Mention 1987 Kevin Sutherland Second Team 1987 David Sutherland Third Team 1989 Randy Bridge Second Team 1989 David Sutherland Second Team 1990 Terrence Miskell Second Team 1990 Geoff Griffin Honorable Mention 1991 Ron Ewing Honorable Mention 1993 Joe Acosta Second Team 1994 Joe Acosta Second Team 1994 Jon Bettencourt Honorable Mention 1995 Jon Bettencourt Honorable Mention 1996 Jon Bettencourt Third Team 2000 Todd Rose Honorable Mention 2000 Ryan King Third Team 2001 Nick Watney Second Team 2002 Nick Watney First Team 2002 Jonathan Echols Honorable Mention 2003 Nick Watney First Team

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USC................................................................................... Rick Roades, USC—215 ................................................................................................................Rained Out Cal State L.A...................................................... Mike Reilly, San Diego State—214 San Diego State..................................................... Jerry Heard, Fresno State—216 Arizona State.......................................................... Jerry Heard, Fresno State—213 Stanford........................................................................Tom Watson, Stanford—214 Arizona State.......................................................... Bob Berkler, Fresno State—213 BYU....................................................................................... Ray Leach, BYU—209 BYU.................................................................... Lon Hinkle, San Diego State—214 Fresno State...................................................................... Craig Stadler, USC—215 BYU................................................................................... Craig Stadler, USC—215 BYU..................................................................................Mike Brannan, BYU—211 BYU..................................................................................Mike Brannan, BYU—210 BYU........................................................................Dana Booth, Fresno State—216 Oregon.............................................................................Brent Murry, Oregon—210 UCLA............................................................................Bobby Clampett, BYU—210 BYU..............................................................................Bobby Clampett, BYU—206 San Jose State...................................................... Jay Don Blake, Utah State—213 USC.......................................................................................... Jeff Hart, USC—210 Oklahoma State.................................................. Willie Wood, Oklahoma State, 141 ...............................................................................Bill Andrade, Wake Forest—141 .......................................................................................Tracy Nakazaki, USC—141 Fresno State.................................................................. Sam Randolph, USC—206 UCLA.............................................................................. Sam Randolph, USC—200 Arizona State....................................................................Brent Franklin, BYU—215 Arizona............................................................................. Brandt Jobe, UCLA—215 UTEP........................................................................... Mike Springer, Arizona—204 Arizona State.....................................................Phil Mickelson, Arizona State—208 Fresno State........................................................................ Tim Hval, Oregon—210 Arizona.......................................................................Christian Pena, Arizona—212 BYU.............................................................................Damien Jamile, Hawaii—207 UCLA.......................................................................Scott Petersen, Colorado—213 BYU.................................................................................Lonnie Damon, BYU—213 Fresno State............................................................ Anders Hansen, Houston—212 USC............................................................Arron Oberholser, San Jose State—201 Oregon.................................................................................. Andy Miller, BYU—212 UCLA.......................................................................Michael Henderson, BYU—217 California............................................................................. Ray Otis, Nevada—213 BYU...................................................................................... Andy Miller, BYU—205 Stanford........................................................................ Philip Rowe, Stanford—208 Fresno State.......................................................... Nick Watney, Fresno State—203 Fresno State.......................................................... Nick Watney, Fresno State—204 Colorado State................................................. Nolan Martin, Colorado State—204 BYU............................................................................... Greg Machtaler, BYU—202 Denver...........................................................................Charlie Soule, Denver—210 San Diego State........................................................... Brian Edick, UC Irvine—209 San Diego State...........................................................Charlie Holland, Texas—207 Washington......................................................... Ramie Sprinkling, UC Davis—212 BYU...............................................................................Robbie Fillmore, BYU—208 San Diego State............................................................Alex Johnson, Pacific—210 Oregon State................................................................. Alex Ching, San Diego–209

TOM WATSON 1969 CHAMPION

NCAA Driving Champion

1962 Arnold Kirschenman 1995 John Barss

PHIL MICKELSON 1989 CHAMPION

Harry Coffee Athletes of the Year 1960 Joel Spinola 1980 Tim Norris

Fresno State Male Athlete of the Year

2003 Nick Watney

All-Conference

All-PCAA 1986 Doug Harper 1986 Kevin Sutherland 1986 David Sutherland 1986 Tim Loustalot 1987 Tim Loustalot 1987 Kevin Sutherland 1987 David Sutherland 1987 Ken Collins 1988 Tim Wilcox 1988 Kevin Carissimi

First Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

All-Big West 1989 Kevin Carissimi 1989 Tim Wilcox 1990 Per Nyman 1989 Randy Bridge 1990 Geoff Griffin 1990 Randy Bridge 1990 Terrence Miskell 1990 Randy Bridge 1991 Geoff Griffin 1991 Randy Bridge 1991 Per Nyman 1991 Ron Ewing 1992 Kevin Carissimi 1992 Joe Acosta

Second Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Seond Team First Team First Team Second Team

All-WAC 1993 Joe Acosta 1994 Jon Bettencourt 1994 Joe Acosta 1995 Jon Bettencourt 1995 David Burroughs 1995 David Burroughs 1996 Jon Bettencourt 1999 Ryan King 2000 Ryan King 2000 Josh Watney 2000 Danny Paniccia 2000 Todd Rose 2001 Nick Watney 2002 Nick Watney 2002 Jonathan Echols 2003 Nick Watney 2003 Chad Spencer

First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team

2004 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010 2010 2011

Chad Spencer Ryan Carter Jason Anthony Jonny Rosa Matt Ryan Grant Doverspike Matt Ryan Grant Doverspike Grant Doverspike Grant Doverspike Bhavik Patel Bhavik Patel

First Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team

All-District All-District VII 1995 Jon Bettencourt 2001 Nick Watney

First Team First Team

All-District VIII 1994 Joe Acosta 1994 Jon Bettencourt 1994 Brian Smock

First Team First Team First Team

All-Region (Southwest) 2002 Nick Watney 2002 Jonathan Echols 2004 Chad Spencer 2007 Matt Ryan 2008 Grant Doverspike

Conference Player of the Year Year Player 1986 Tim Loustalot 1987 Kevin Sutherland 1989 David Sutherland 1990 Geoff Griffin 1994 Joe Acosta 2001 Nick Watney 2002 Nick Watney 2003 Nick Watney 2009 Grant Doverspike

Conference PCAA PCAA Big West Big West WAC WAC WAC WAC WAC

All-Conference Tournament Team PCAA All-Tournament Team 1980 Brady Myers 1984 Curtis Jones

WAC All-Tournament Team 1996 Yasu Amaya 1996 Danny Paniccia

2003 Nick Watney

NICK WATNEY 2001 & 2002 CHAMPION

2011

JONATHAN ECHOLS 2012

JON BETTENCOURT

GRANT DOVERSPIKE

HISTORY

HISTORY

Year Team............................................................................................. Individual

Joe Kearney Award Winner (WAC’s Top Male Athlete)

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

YEAR

CONFERENCE

PCAA

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

1st (PCAA) 1st (PCAA) 3rd (PCAA) 3rd (PCAA) 1st (PCAA) 3rd (PCAA) 2nd (PCAA) 1st (PCAA) 1st (PCAA) 1st (PCAA) 1st (Big West) 1st (Big West) 1st (Big West) 5th (WAC) 5th (WAC) 1st (WAC) 8th (WAC) 3rd (WAC) 5th (WAC) 6th (WAC) 8th (WAC) 1st (WAC) T-6th (WAC) 3rd (WAC) 1st (WAC) T4th (WAC) 3rd (WAC) 2nd (WAC) 4th (WAC) 3rd (WAC) 2nd (WAC) 6th (WAC) 3rd (WAC) 3rd (WAC)

WESTERN REGIONALS*

NCAA

— — — — — — — — — — 4th 5th 13th 4th 6th 2nd 12th T13th 15th 8th 12th T6th 15th 9th 18th — 19th T12th — — — — — —

12th 10th 18th — 12th 22nd 21st 13th 9th — 14th 5th — 16th 22nd 17th — — — 22nd — 13th — T21st — — — — — — — — — —

*Western Regionals were not held until 1989

1976 1979 1980 1983

1986 1987 1988

Big West

WAC

1989 1990 1991

1994 2000 2003

COACHING HONORS COACH OF THE YEAR

YEAR COACH 1985 Mike Watney 1987 Mike Watney 1988 Mike Watney 1989 Mike Watney 1990 Mike Watney (Co-Coach) 1996 Mike Watney 2000 Mike Watney 2003 Mike Watney 2010 Mike Watney

REGION COACH OF THE YEAR YEAR COACH 1987 Mike Watney 1994 Mike Watney 2002 Mike Watney

CONFERENCE PCAA PCAA PCAA Big West Big West WAC WAC WAC WAC

GCAA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLARS

David Sutherland....................................... 1989 Tim Wilcox ................................................ 1989 Per Nyman ...................................... 1991, 1992 Geoff Griffin .............................................. 1991 John Barrington .............................. 1995, 1996 David Burroughs ....................................... 1995 Gary Glazier .............................................. 1998 Josh Watney ................................... 1999, 2000 Dustin Smith.................................... 2001, 2002 Ryan Carter..................................... 2003, 2005 Mark Modglin............................................ 2005 Gunnar Avinelis......................................... 2007 Matt Ryan.................................................. 2009 Brian Sunker.............................................. 2011

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

1996 John Barrington.....................First Team

ACADEMIC ALL-WAC

REGION District 8 District 7 Southwest

TOP 10 ALL-TIME LOWEST SEASON AVERAGE PER ROUND Player Year Rds. 1. Nick Watney 2003 45 2. Nick Watney 2002 45 3. Nick Watney 2001 41 4. Bhavik Patel 2010 38 5. Ryan King 2000 40 6. Tim Norris 1980 44 7. Jerry Heard 1967 21 Todd Rose 2000 40 9. Terrence Miskell 1990 38 Joey Spinola 1960 38 Kevin Carrisimi 1992 40

ACADEMIC HONORS

Strokes Avg. 3145 69.93 3174 70.53 2930 71.46 2720 71.58 2868 71.70 3163 71.89 1510 71.90 2876 71.90 2738 72.05 2738 72.05 2882 72.05

1993.......................................... John Barrington 1994.........................................David Burroughs 1995.......................................... John Barrington 1996.........................................David Burroughs 2000............................................... Josh Watney 2001............................................... Dustin Smith 2004.................................................Ryan Carter 2004..............................................Mark Modglin 2006..............................................Mark Modglin 2007...........................................Gunnar Avinelis 2007.................................................. Matt Shaw 2008................................................... Matt Ryan 2009...........................................Michael Gideon 2009............................................... Brian Sunker 2011............................................... Brian Sunker

GEORGE ILG MEMORIAL AWARD

1995.......................................... John Barrington

BIG WEST SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

1989............................................. Geoffry Griffin

WAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES*

1994.......................................... John Barrington 1996................................................ Gary Clazier 1998................................................ Gary Clazier 1999...........................................Danny Paniccia 1999............................................... Josh Watney 2000...........................................Danny Paniccia 2000............................................... Josh Watney 2002.................................................Ryan Carter 2002..............................................Mark Modglin 2004.............................................. Tyler Sanders 2005...........................................Gunnar Avinelis 2005..................................................Keith Berry 2005.......................................... Ryan McDonald 2005..........................................George McKean 2005.............................................. Tyler Sanders 2005.................................................. Brian Ward 2006...........................................Gunnar Avinelis 2006.......................................... Ryan McDonald 2006..............................................Mark Modglin 2007...........................................Gunnar Avinelis 2007.................................................. Matt Shaw *Discontinued after 2007 season

FRESNO STATE SCHOLAR-ATHLETES *

1993.........................................David Burroughs 1994.......................................... John Barrington 1997................................................ Gary Glazier 1997..................................... Brandon Lamonica 1997............................................. Mike McGuire 1997.........................................Mattias Ringman 1997............................................... Josh Watney 1998................................................ Gary Glazier 1998............................................... Josh Watney 1999.............................................. Todd Hansen 1999................................................... Ryan King 1999...........................................Danny Paniccia 1999.................................................. Todd Rose 1999.............................................Shaun Trimble 1999............................................... Josh Watney 2000............................................... Josh Watney 2001............................................... Dustin Smith

2001..........................................Daniel Timmons 2001...............................................Eric Witherall 2002.................................................Ryan Carter 2002.........................................Anthony Harmon 2002..............................................Mark Modglin 2002...........................................Jeremy Moreno 2002..........................................George McKean 2002............................................... Dustin Smith 2002...............................................Eric Whiterall 2003...........................................Gunnar Avinelis 2003.................................................Ryan Carter 2003.........................................Anthony Harmon 2003..........................................George McKean 2003..............................................Mark Modglin 2003...........................................Jeremy Moreno 2003.............................................. Tyler Sanders 2004...........................................Gunnar Avinelis 2004.................................................Ryan Carter 2004..............................................Mark Modglin 2004.............................................. Tyler Sanders 2005............................................Jason Anthony 2005...........................................Gunnar Avinelis 2005..................................................Keith Berry 2005.................................................Ryan Carter 2005.......................................... Ryan McDonald 2005................................................Mark Mcken 2005..............................................Mark Modglin 2005.............................................. Tyler Sanders 2005.................................................. Brian Ward 2006.............................................Gunnar Avinlis 2006.......................................Danny Hoffenberg 2006.......................................... Ryan McDonald 2006..............................................Mark Modglin 2006.................................................. Matt Shaw 2007...........................................Gunnar Avinelis 2007.................................................. Mark Pryor 2007................................................... Matt Ryan 2007.................................................. Matt Shaw 2007..................................................Brad Wyatt *Discontinued after 2007 season

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TIM NORRIS

DAVID SUTHERLAND

CHAD SPENCER

2011

2012

HISTORY

HISTORY

MARK MODGLIN

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TEAM AWARDS MVP

1983...................... Jim Plotkin 1984.................. Eric Peterson 1985................. John Erickson 1986................Mike Gambello 1987............ David Sutherland 1988................Mike Gambello 1989............ David Sutherland 1990.............. Terrence Miskell 1991.........................Ron Ewig 1992............... Kevin Carissimi 1993......................Joe Acosta 1994......................Joe Acosta 1995.............. Jon Bettencourt 1996.............. Jon Bettencourt 1997................... Josh Watney 1998................... Josh Watney 1999.......................Todd Rose 2000....................... Ryan King 2001....................Nick Watney 2002....................Nick Watney 2003....................Nick Watney 2004.................Chad Spencer 2005.....................Ryan Carter 2006................Jason Anthony 2007....................... Matt Ryan 2008............Grant Doverspike 2009............Grant Doverspike 2010 ...................Bhavik Patel 2011 ...................Bhavik Patel

1995.............David Burroughs 1996.............. John Barrington 1997................. Mike McGuire 1998....................... Ryan King 1999............ Matt Christensen 2000.......................Todd Rose 2001............. Jonathan Echols 2002............. Jonathan Echols 2003.................Chad Spencer 2004.....................Ryan Carter 2005..................Mark Modglin 2006.....................Jonny Rosa 2007............Grant Doverspike 2008............Grant Doverspike 2009...................Bryan Hogan 2010............Grant Doverspike 2011................... Brian Sunker

2000...............Danny Paniccia 2001................... Dustin Smith 2002................... Dustin Smith 2003.....................Ryan Carter 2004...............Jeremy Moreno 2005.....................Brian Kelley 2006.....................Brian Kelley 2007.......................Matt Shaw 2008....................... Matt Ryan 2009....................... Matt Ryan 2010...................Bryan Hogan 2011...............Michael Gideon

MOST IMPROVED

1983....................... Mike Schy 1984............ Kevin Sutherland 1985...........................Jeff Poe 1986............ David Sutherland 1987......................Ken Collins 1988 .................Randy Bridge 1989..................Randy Bridge 1991......................Todd Spain 1992.................... Randy Reed 1993......................John Barss 1994.............. John Barrington 1995.............. Antonio Castelo 1996.................... Yasu Amaya 1997............ Matt Christensen 1998.................... Gary Glazier 1999...............Danny Paniccia 2000................... Mike Louden 2001....................Nick Watney 2002.................Chad Spencer 2003.................Chad Spencer 2004..................Mark Modglin 2005................Jason Anthony 2006.............. Ryan McDonald

2007...............Gunnar Avinelis 2008......................Brad Wyatt 2009...............Michael Gideon 2010................... Brian Sunker 2011......................Brad Wyatt

COACHES AWARD

1991.................... Geoff Griffin ................................................

MOST INSPIRATIONAL

1983............. Lawson Schaller 1984...................... Eric Meeks 1985....................Curtis Jones 1988.......................Ron Ewing

MOST VALUABLE/ OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN

2006.......................Matt Shaw 2007............Grant Doverspike 2008...............Michael Gideon 2009....................Bhavik Patel 2010........................ Tim Toste 2011....................Nate Jessup

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER

2005.........................Jon Rosa

OUT-OF-BLUE AWARD

1996............ Matt Christensen 1997.................... Gary Glazier 1998................... Mike Louden 1999................. Keith Achman 2003...............Jeremy Moreno 2004..............George McKean 2005.............. Ryan McDonald

BULLDOG AWARD ...................................................................................................

OUTSTANDING PLAYER

1983.................. Eric Peterson 1987............ Kevin Sutherland 1992 ..................... Per Nyman 1993.............. Antonio Castelo 1994................... Brian Smock

1980......................Ed Luethke 1982................. John Erickson 1983................. John Erickson 1984....................Curtis Jones 1985.................. Tim Loustalot 1986............ Kevin Sutherland 1987.................. Tim Loustalot 1988...................... Tim Wilcox 1989...................... Tim Wilcox 1991.................... Geoff Griffin 1992....................... Erik Stone 1993.............David Burroughs 1994.............. John Barrington 1995.............. John Barrington 1996................. Mike McGuire 1997...............Danny Paniccia 1998............ Matt Christensen 1999....................... Ryan King

LETTERWINNERS

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Name. .................................................... Year(s) Joe Acosta......................... 1992-93-94 Yasu Amaya................................... 1996 Pete Ancona.................................. 1977 Larry Anderson..............1966-67-68-71 Todd Angel......................... 2007-08-09 Jason Anthony..........................2005-06 Gunnar Avinelis............................. 2007 Craig Ballard ................................. 1993 Adam Barkow................................ 2010 John Barrington.............1993-94-95-96 John Barss......................... 1993-94-95 Van Batchelder.........................1979-80 Bob Berkler...................1967-68-69-70 Tom Bingham................................ 1965 Jon Bettencourt.............1993-94-95-96 Dana Booth..............................1977-78 Randy Bridge.................1988-89-90-91 Larry Brown................................... 1976 Dan Buell....................................... 2004 Matt Bunn...................................... 1991 David Burroughs............1993-94-95-96 Kevin Carissimi.........................1988-89 Ryan Carter........................ 2003-04-05 Antonio Castelo........................1994-95 Michael Chapman......................... 1969 Gary Christensen......................1970-71 Matt Christensen...........1996-97-98-99 Steve Culver....................... 1968-69-70

Curtis Jones.................................. 1985 Brian Kelley..............................2005-06 Ryan King........................... 1998-99-00 Steve Knotts ................................. 1978 Ed Luethke......................... 1978-79-81 Mike Louden....................... 1998-99-00 Tim Loustalot.................1984-85-86-87 Wes Lovell.....................1998-99-00-01 Tim Macy..................................1968-69 Roger Manwell.............................. 1965 Gary Matteson ..............1975-76-77-79 Jim Matuszewski........................... 1982 Steve Manske................................ 1975 Ryan McDonald.................. 2003-05-06 Mike McGuire................1995-96-97-98 Eric Meeks..................................... 1984 Dan Milinovich..........................1974-75 Dave Miller ...............................1975-76 Terrence Miskell............................. 1990 Mark Modglin..................... 2004-05-06 Terry Moore........................ 1972-73-74 Jeremy Moreno........................2003-04 Brady Meyers ..........................1980-81 Tim Norris.................................1979-80 Per Nyman.......................... 1990-91-92 Bhavik Patel........................ 2009-10-11 Danny Paniccia..............1996-97-99-00 Mike Paniccia..................... 1970-71-72 Eric Peterson.................1981-82-83-84 Jim Plotkin.......................... 1981-82-83 Jeff Poe....................................1984-85 Randy Reed................................... 1992 Jonny Rosa...............................2005-06

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S AWARD

2000......... Brandon Lamonica

BULLDOG SCHOLAR AWARD 2006..................Mark Modglin 2007...............Gunnar Avinelis 2008....................... Matt Ryan 2009................... Brian Sunker 2010................. Adam Barkow

WEIGHT ROOM STUD AWARD

2008...................... Mark Pryor 2010................... Mike Gideon

Greg Rose..................................... 1969 Todd Rose................................1999-00 Ed Ross......................................... 1965 Matt Ryan........................... 2007-08-09 Bruce Sanders...............1966-67-68-69 Lawson Schaller.......................1982-83 Mike Schy.................................1983-84 Matt Shaw................................2006-07 John Sirman..................1960-61-62-63 Dustin Smith.................................. 2001 Randy Smith ................................. 1975 Brian Smock.................................. 1994 Todd Spain...............................1991-92 Chad Spencer...............2001-02-03-04 Erik Stone...................................... 1992 David Strang.................................. 1989 Brian Sunker.............................2009-11 David Sutherland................ 1985-87-89 Kevin Sutherland...........1984-85-86-87 Bob Swinnerton............................. 1987 Jerry Thorman.................... 1969-70-71 Daniel Timmons............................. 2001 Bill Trask........................................ 1974 Dennis Trixler................................. 1979 Joe Ward..................................1967-68 Josh Watney..................1997-98-99-00 Nick Watney..................2000-01-02-03 Mike Watney.............................1972-73 Paul Wightman.............................. 1989 Tim Wilcox.......................... 1988-89-90 Mike Williamson............................ 1969 Brad Wyatt....................2007-08-09-11

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HISTORY

HISTORY

Since 1965

Brandon Coats......................... 2001 Ken Collins ................... 1985-86-87 Brian Decker................. 1976-77-78 Mike Doerr..................................... 1981 Bill Donaldson..........................1974-75 Grant Doverspike............... 2007-09-10 Greg Durst.......................... 1971-72-74 Bob Eberle.......................... 1970-71-74 Jonathon Echols............................ 2001 John Erickson..................... 1982-83-85 Ron Ewing.......................... 1987-88-91 Mike Gambello................... 1986-87-88 Fred Garcia.................................... 1981 Michael Gideon.............2008-09-10-11 Gary Glazier..............................1997-98 Geoff Griffin...................1988-89-90-91 Chris Gutilla...................1976-77-78-79 Steve Gutilla....................... 1974-75-76 Jim Hamilton ................................ 1983 Ed Hamlet...................................... 1982 Doug Harper..................1982-83-84-86 Skip Haugen.............................1972-73 Jerry Heard......................... 1966-67-68 Brad Heninger.................... 1980-81-82 Jimmy Hill.................................1976-77 Bryan Hogan............................2010-11 Dan Horning.................................. 1982 Chris Houchin .................... 1977-78-79 Greg Ingram.................................. 1980 Robert Jeschien............................ 1973 Nate Jessup.................................. 2011 Dan Johnson............................1972-73 Doug Johnson............................... 1975

1983........................Ken Miller 1984.................. Tim Loustalot 1985............ David Sutherland 1986................Mike Gambello 1987.......................Ron Ewing 1988............... Kevin Carissimi 1989............... Paul Wightman 1990....................... Matt Bunn 1991......................Joe Acosta 1993.............. Jon Bettencourt 1994.............. Antonio Castelo 1995................. Mike McGuire 1996...............Danny Paniccia 1997................... Josh Watney 2000....................Nick Watney 2001.............. Daniel Timmons 2002.......................Ian Nelson 2002.....................Ryan Carter 2003.............. Ryan McDonald 2004........................ Dan Buell

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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

JOHN D. WELTY Dr. John D. Welty has been president of California State University, Fresno since July 29, 1991. He is also a professor in the Kremen School of Education & Human Development. Fresno State enrolls more than 22,000 students and offers 61 undergraduate degrees, 45 master degree programs, and three doctoral degrees. The campus is located on 1,500 acres and academic programs are housed in eight colleges and schools. Since 1991 the University has become recognized as one of the nation’s best engaged universities, expanded minority enrollment, created an Honors College, revised its general education requirements, added new academic programs and institutes, and constructed $425 million in facilities, including a new $102 million library. Since 1991 the University has introduced service learning into the curriculum and expanded community service opportunities for students, improved services for students, streamlined administrative processes, launched a major commitment to expand the use of information technology, earned membership in the Mountain West Conference, expanded intercollegiate Athletic opportunities and facilities for women, led the effort to build the Save Mart Center, and dramatically increased private fund raising and grant and

contract funding. The University is currently completing a $200 million capital campaign. The university has been actively involved in addressing issues in Central California and engaging itself with the entire region. Dr. Welty has served on both of the CSU System’s major strategic planning efforts. He participated in the creation of the Voluntary System of Accountability which has been adopted by over 200 colleges and universities. He is called upon frequently to discuss the role of engaged universities. He has served on several advisory groups to the U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture. He is a past-chair of the Renaissance Group which is a national organization of over 30 Universities dedicated to improved teacher education programs. He co-chaired the CSU’s effort to create CALState Teach, an innovative program designed for emergency credentialed teachers and chaired a CSU group on preparing educational leaders. He chairs the Cal State Online Advisory Board, is Chair of the CSU Gender Equity Monitoring Committee and also serves on the executive board of the Central California Campus Compact. He joined the Board of the California Healthcare Foundation in 2012. In addition, he has chaired three national conferences on substance abuse and prevention and chaired a CSU effort to review alcohol policies and programs. Dr. Welty is a national leader in higher education. He was elected to serve as WASC Commissioner in 2000 and served a three year term as the WASC Commission Chair. He is past chair of the American Humanics, Inc. Board and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and WAC Board of Directors. He was appointed to the Urban Serving Universities (USU) Board in 2012. He served on the NCAA Board Executive Committee and the special NCAA Task Force on the Future of Intercollegiate A t h l e t i c s . Currently, he serves on the NCAA Board of Directors and is the Mountain West re p re s e n t a t i v e to the Bowl Conference Series (BCS) Oversight Committee. Locally, Dr. Welty has been a leader in establishing

THOMAS BOEH the Fresno Business Council, the Central Valley Business Incubator, the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, the Collaborative Regional Initiative, the Regional Jobs Initiative, the Kenneth L. Maddy Institute and several other partnerships. In 1999, Dr. Welty was presented the Chief Executive Leadership Award by the Council for Advancement and Support for Education and was recognized by the John Templeton Foundation for his leadership in Student Character Development in Schools and Colleges. In 2001 and again in 2011, he was recognized by the California State Student Association as President of the Year. In 2003, he received the Fresno Business Council’s Excellence in Public Service Award. In 2007, he received the Fresno Compact’s Harold H. Haak Award for Outstanding Business Partnership Educator of the Year. In 2008, he was named an American Humanics 60th Anniversary Honoree and in 2009 he was named an ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation Diamond Honoree. In 2010, he received the Sequoia Award from the Great Valley Center and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Western Illinois University. In 2012, he was presented with the William M. Lyles Vision Award for his contribution to advancing entrepreneurship throughout the Central Valley. He has also consulted with many institutions and served on the boards of several campus and community organizations. Previously, Dr. Welty served as President of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) for seven years. Prior to assuming the presidency of IUP, he served as Vice President for Student and University Affairs for four years. A native of Amboy, Illinois, Dr. Welty has served as an Admissions Counselor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, and as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota. At the State University of New York, Albany, he was Director of Residences, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and Assistant Professor of Counseling and Student Development. Dr. Welty received his bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Western Illinois University, Macomb in 1965; his master’s in College Student Personnel Services from Michigan State University in 1967; and his doctorate in Administration of Higher Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1974. Dr. Welty and his wife, Dr. Sharon Brown-Welty, have five children and three grandchildren.

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With a proven track record of strong leadership, integrity, sound academic values and athletics achievement, Thomas Boeh enters his 31st year of athletics administration, 18th year as an NCAA Division I-A Director of Athletics and eighth year at Fresno State, including leading the Bulldogs’ transition into the Mountain West Conference. In July of 2005, Boeh was charged to stabilize, reform and revitalize the athletics program at Fresno State. As a result of this charge, the Department of Athletics has been entirely restructured with a new senior administrative team. Special emphasis has been placed upon a consistent and value-based approach to decision-making, as well as clearly delineating areas of responsibilities with built-in accountability. Considerable attention has been directed towards creating a progressive studentathlete environment and strict adherence to welldefined NCAA compliance protocols and standards. New polices have been developed regarding student-athletes recruitment, oversight and welfare. The Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and Substance Abuse Educational and Testing Program have been reviewed and strengthened, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council has been reenergized. Departmental and institutional protocols relative to admissions, financial aid and eligibility have all been restructured in conjunction with campus leaders. Fresno State’s student-athletes have benefited significantly from these measures and, in conjunction with enhanced support services, they have fostered a better-quality experience that is reflected in greatly improved Academic Progress Rates, fewer Code of Conduct violations and extensive community service activity. Additionally, all athletics fundraising activities have been consolidated within the new Bulldog Foundation and philanthropic gifts to Athletics have risen to record levels.

rankings. Since 2005, conference championships and advancement to NCAA Championship competition has been achieved in the sports of women’s basketball, track & field, women’s soccer, baseball, women’s golf, softball and men’s and women’s tennis, with four enjoying a Top-20 national ranking, and baseball capturing the 2008 National Championship. Additionally, Fresno State studentathletes have advanced to post-season competition in the sports of football, men’s basketball and equestrian. The success of Bulldog studentathletes led Fresno State to three Western Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cups in a five-year span (2007-08, 2008-09 & 2011-12). Additionally, Sports Illustrated’s SI.com ranked Fresno State the nation’s 18th most accomplished NCAA Division I athletics program for 2007-08. Prior to his arrival in Fresno in July of 2005, Boeh spent the previous 10 years as the Director of Athletics at Ohio University, where he led the program to exceptional levels in numerous categories and earning numerous conference championships. In 2001, The Sporting News ranked Ohio’s department 32nd among the 115 NCAA I-A institutions, the highest ranking of any non-BCS program. The ranking included evaluations for competitive success, fan support, integrity and equity. Ohio earned an “A” rating in graduation rates and NCAA compliance and posted an eight-year high graduation rate of 73 percent in 2004.

Prior to his tenure at Ohio, Boeh served as Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs at Northwestern University, overseeing areas such as development, marketing, ticket operations, sports publications, media services, game management and broadcast properties. Boeh also led the popular “Expect Victory” campaign, Northwestern’s firstever multimedia marketing effort. Preceding Northwestern, Boeh served the University of Maine as Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Administration and Development. He also spent time in a variety of roles with the Big Ten Television Network, The University of Illinois, and his alma mater, Loras College of Iowa. The Chicago-area native received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education with a minor in History at Loras in 1981, and a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1988.

Under Boeh’s leadership, Ohio was extremely aggressive in its efforts to achieve gender equity and compliance with Title IX. Three women’s sports programs were initiated during Boeh’s tenure, and in 2004 The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Ohio ranked second nationally among all NCAA I-A institutions relative to the equity of men’s and women’s sport program expenditures.

Fresno State Athletics has been working closely with a nationally renowned consultant, a broad-based President-appointed ad hoc committee, and the Office of Civil Rights to remedy all past gender equity issues and create at Fresno State a model Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) athletics program relative to Title IX compliance. One component of this effort is the addition of two new women’s sports; lacrosse and swimming & diving both began competition during the 2008-09 academic year. All athletics facilities have been evaluated and a 10year master plan, inclusive of the “Athletics Mall” and “Student-Athlete Village” has been developed and introduced to the community. Several projects have been completed to date, including a stateof-art aquatics venue, and construction scheduled for another cornerstone project, a sports medicine center.

Additionally, numerous women’s facilities were constructed; sports budgets were restructured and decision-making procedures were reorganized to establish what Boeh refers to as an “authentic gender-neutral environment.” Annual fundraising totals rose more than 500 percent and Ohio Athletics concluded the University’s Bicentennial Capital Campaign by exceeding its $10 million departmental goal.

Fresno State’s competitive level continues to be among the leaders in conference and regional play, and several teams have achieved national

In addition, Boeh served a term as the MidAmerican Conference (MAC) representative to the NCAA Management Council, the NCAA’s

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most prestigious governing body for athletics administrators. Boeh also served as the chair of the MAC Athletics Directors’ Group and member of the MAC Executive Council.

Some of the more visible changes on the Ohio campus during Boeh’s tenure were the facilities for student-athlete support services, practice and competition. In all, 44 facilities saw major renovation or new construction and Ohio’s athletics physical plant was recognized as being among the best and most efficient in the Midwest.

ADMINISTRATION

ADMINISTRATION

Men’s golF

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

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SENIOR STAFF

Men’s golF

BETSY MOSHER DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS/ SWA

Betsy Mosher is entering her eighth year at Fresno State and second as Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator after serving for the previous six years as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration and Program Integrity. She was named NACWAA’s 2012 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Administrator of the Year. Mosher has formal oversight of all sport supervisors, supervisory capacity regarding student-athlete welfare issues, and is formally defined as the department’s top administrator in the absence of the Director of Athletics. During her tenure at Fresno State, Mosher’s guidance has been a key component in the athletics department’s unprecedented achievement by the student-athlete community in the areas of academic development , NCAA compliance, gender equity, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and student-athlete services.

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With an extensive background that includes prominent leadership positions at three NCAA Division I institutions as well as with the Big Ten Office and the NCAA, Mosher’s duties at Fresno State include the supervision of five Bulldogs’ athletics programs (baseball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s basketball) as well as oversight of the department’s NCAA and Western Athletic Conference compliance programs, student-athlete services, the athletic training and the strength and conditioning departments. Mosher will serve as the SWA for conference and NCAA representation. At UMass, she was a member of the athletics department senior management team and was responsible for the formulation of the department’s strategic plan. Assisting with a campus response to a second round NCAA self study, Mosher oversaw the department’s compliance program, including the formulation of a systems manual and an upgrade of the recruitment monitoring system. Additionally, Mosher oversaw the admission process for student-athletes as well as served as a department liaison for personnel actions during a six month transition period. Mosher, who supervised women’s tennis, baseball and cross country and track and field

Prior to UMass, Mosher spent six years (1996-2002) as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration and Compliance/SWA at Arizona State University. A member of ASU’s athletic senior management team, she oversaw the school’s compliance, academic and student services as well as the personnel areas. She also supervised the sports of volleyball, softball, soccer and wrestling while working closely with the women’s basketball program. Mosher served as a liaison to Arizona State’s general counsel, the school’s Intercollegiate Athletics Board, the Pacific-10 Conference and the NCAA. Representing the Sun Devils on numerous Pac-10 and NCAA committees, she was the 19992000 vice president of the Pac-10 council and former NCAA softball committee member. Mosher also assisted with the second round certification process at ASU and served as the OCR liaison. Prior to Arizona State, Mosher spent seven years (1989-96) at Northwestern. With five years as an assistant athletics director and two as an associate athletics director for intercollegiate services, she also served as the department’s SWA. Her primary duties for the Wildcats included oversight of compliance, academic services and athletics admissions as well as supervision of the baseball, women’s basketball, tennis and swimming programs. She was chair of the Big 10 Women’s Administrator’s Group and the Conference’s Rules and Legislation Committee. Prior to Northwestern, Mosher was a legislative assistant at the Big Ten Conference office (1988-89) and also served as an NCAA compliance representative (1986-88). Prior to her move into administration, Mosher was the head women’s basketball and softball coach at California State (Pa.) from 1980-85 and began her collegiate athletics career as the women’s basketball coach at WisconsinWhitewater (1977-79). Receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Illinois State in 1972, a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education from Northern Colorado in 1976, and a Director’s Degree from Indiana University (1986), Mosher also was selected to attend the NACWAA Institute for Athletics Executive in the summer of 2002. Mosher is a current member of NACDA and NACWAA.

PAUL LADWIG

SENIOR ASSOCIATE A.D./ EXTERNAL RELATIONS Paul Ladwig is in his eighth year at Fresno State and second as the Senior Associate Athletics for External Relations after serving for the previous six years as the Associate Athletics Director over External Relations and Broadcasting. Ladwig joined the Bulldog the family

in September 2005. In addition to serving as the department’s primary spokesperson with oversight of advertising, communications, marketing, merchandising, licensing, ticket sales, video services and web operations,

From Network Television in Los Angeles to the slopes of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan to documentary work in Southeast Asia, his departments have grewn considerably under Ladwig’s direction.

JOHN KRIEBS

Ladwig has also assumed a primary leadership role in the Bulldog Foundation. He has been instrumental in the cultivation of philanthropic giving to Fresno State Athletics and student-athlete scholarships. During his tenure, Ladwig has led multiple reorganizations to allow for the integration and merging of all external communication and outreach under his direction. These measures have fostered more consistent processes that help promote and enhance Fresno State Athletics on a daily basis. He has built with stronger media partnerships and spearheaded the addition of a new videoboard at Bulldog Stadium and creation of environmentally-conscious virtual team guides. Ladwig is also a leader in developing attractive value oriented experiences for fans. A strong advocate of the importance of social media (and extremely active on Twitter @ PaulLadwig), he has also increased the exposure of Fresno State Athletics through the creation of the Bulldog Sports Network, the Bulldog Insider (a weekly television show dedicated solely to coverage of Bulldog Athletics) and finding fresh ways to tell Fresno State stories through new and existing media partnerships. His vision continues to bring fans superior story-telling that incorporate the latest technologies. Collaborating with media rights holder as the department’s liaison to Learfield Sports’ Bulldog Sports Properties, new and additional programming for radio and television were developed. Ladwig led the search for the addition of a living four-legged mascot to the Bulldog family, Victor E. Bulldog. People around the world curious about the Bulldogs will continue to log onto a constantly updating Gobulldogs.com website with expanded content, video and increased participatory site interaction. Fresno State Athletics Communications took the lead nationally in developing a paperless media guide in 2009. Environmental awareness, cost containment, and the ability to provide instant information to the media are several factors in the implementation of this paperless delivery system. With a vast and varied career, Ladwig came to Fresno State after serving as the Assistant Athletics Director for Creative Services at Ohio University. At Ohio University, he was charged with ensuring an effective, consistent and progressive approach from game-day activities to marketing to image enhancement. Ohio saw a record-breaking sellout crowd at Peden Stadium when the Bobcats defeated Pittsburgh on ESPN in their 2005 home opener. Innovative, Ladwig was instrumental in creating the Ohio Sports Network, the refinement of Ohio University’s web presence and the production of programming for public television.

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ASSOCIATE A.D./ FACILITIES & OPERATIONS

John J. Kriebs is in his 12th year at Fresno State, serving as associate athletics director for facilities and operations. Kriebs oversees Fresno State’s internal operations, including events, facilities, information technology, equipment, department fleet and serves as the sport supervisor for multiple teams. Kriebs is responsible for NCAA and WAC tournament bidding and management. He successfully brought the 2004 WAC basketball and three NCAA women’s basketball championships, including two Regionals in 2007 and 2012. He serves as the liaison for campus planning, parking, kinesiology and the concession operations. During his tenure, he spearheaded Fresno State’s transition into the $103 million Save Mart Center, coordinating construction and facility projects including the locker rooms, equipment and training rooms and the Bulldog Shop. Recently, he has overseen the construction of a state-of-the-art aquatics venue, lacrosse and soccer field, softball indoor batting cages and the planning for a new sports medicine center. Kriebs came to Fresno State after serving as an assistant athletics director at Southwest Missouri State from 1994-99. While there, he oversaw nine Olympic sports as well as budgeting, personnel and scheduling. Prior to his position at SMS, Kriebs was the Bears’ wrestling head coach from 1989-94. He was highly successful in that capacity, earning Midwest Regional Coach of the Year honors in 1994 and guiding the program’s first ever Division I All-American in any sport. In all, he coached 12 NCAA qualifiers and broke 15 school records. Kriebs’ coaching career began at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as an assistant from 1984-89 and helped guide the Panthers to five top 10 finishes. The Dubuque, Iowa, native is a 1984 graduate of Northern Iowa, where he was a two-time AllAmerican wrestler. As a senior, he was the nation’s No. 1 ranked heavyweight. He qualified for the NCAA’s all four years and was picked to wrestle in the prestigious All-Star Wrestling Showcase. Kriebs has a wife, Geri, a daughter, Jordan, and a son, Jack.

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STEVE ROBERTELLO ASSOCIATE A.D./ INTERCOLLEGIATE SERVICES

Steve Robertello joined the Fresno State Department of Athletics in December 2012 as the Associate Athletics Director of Intercollegiate Services. “We are fortunate to have Steve join the Bulldog family in this significant leadership role,” said Boeh on Robertello’s hiring. “His numerous years of exceptional experience at the Division I FBS level, combined with his demonstrated firm conviction that student-athlete welfare and “doing things the right way” are paramount, make him an ideal fit for Fresno State Athletics. The entire Bulldog community will benefit greatly from Steve’s guidance, insight and passion for intercollegiate athletics.” Robertello, a graduate of West Virginia University, will oversee the branches of compliance, student-athlete services, sports medicine and strength and conditioning. For the past 10 years, Robertello has worked at Washington State University. Most recently he served as the Associate Director of Athletics/ Compliance in Pullman where he directed the dayto-day operations of the WSU Athletics Compliance Office. Robertello served as a member of the WSU Athletics Department Executive Staff, as well as the Athletics Department liaison to the WSU Admissions Office. At the conference level, Robertello served on the Pac-12 Conference Legislative Committee and Recruiting Task Force. For the NCAA, he served on the Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee as a member (2008-12) and committee chair (201012) and was the NCAA Site Coordinator for the 2005 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships first and second rounds. Prior to WSU, Robertello spent two and a half years as a Compliance Coordinator at Arizona State University, two years as an Athletics Compliance Office Assistant, and Assistant Director of Compliance at Villanova University and one year as a Athletic Compliance Office Graduate Assistant at West Virginia University. Robertello graduated from West Virginia with a Master’s of Science in Sport Management and Bachelor of Science.

RYAN REGGIANI ASSISTANT A.D./ EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Ryan Reggiani is in his fourth year at Fresno State and second as the Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations, managing the dayto-day functions of communications, marketing and video production services. Reggiani is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Fresno State and has been the chair for several search committees. Reggiani manages media contracts, and serves as a liaison to Bulldog Sports Properties, an entity of Learfield Sports, and Legends Sales & Marketing. In the summer of 2012, Reggiani oversaw the website redesign and launch of gobulldogs.com, working with CBS College Sports, designing a user friendly website, with the latest social media aspects built in to give the best fan experience when visiting. While social media has taken off while Reggiani has been at Fresno State, the Athletics department’s Facebook page has tripled in likes and its Twitter handle has doubled in followers. The department’s focus from the external side has been focused on building a social media platform to engage fans of Fresno State at every level. With significant experience and strong ties to the San Joaquin Valley, he has covered high-profile colleges in some of the nation’s top media markets and placed an emphasis on maximizing new and existing revenue streams, social media platforms while providing engaging content with innovative technology. Prior to the 2011 football season, Reggiani led the marketing and ticket sales effort of the Battle of the Bay, featuring Fresno State football versus California at Candlestick Park. The thirdparty game provided a significant boost to the department’s budget, as over 14,000 tickets were sold through Fresno State and over 20,000 fans showed up to the neutral site game in San Francisco. In the spring of 2012, Reggiani was the Media Coordinator for the Women’s Basketball NCAA Regional hosted at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. Reggiani has served as the lead marketing coordinator for the Bulldog football program for the past three seasons, after three and a half years as an Assistant Media Relations Director with the University of Hawai’i Athletics Department. While at UH, Reggiani developed and managed the communications strategy for their sports teams. Reggiani received his master’s degree in sports administration from Saint Mary’s in 2005 and bachelor’s degree in mass communication and journalism from California State University, Fresno in 2001.

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Mosher has helped guide the Bulldogs to significant improvements in the department’s Academic Progress Rate, equity in participation and financial aid and student-athlete welfare initiatives. Mosher has established herself as a national leader in fostering an elite and equitable student-athlete experience. She also plays a critical role in representing the institution at the conference level and oversaw the Bulldogs’ transition to the Mountain West Conference. Mosher came to Fresno State after spending three years (200205) as the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Administration and Compliance Services at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

at Massachusetts, was a liaison to the Athletic Council’s Subcommittees for Compliance and for Vision. An NCAA Peer Reviewer, she was named to the NCAA Academic, Eligibility and Compliance Cabinet in July 2005.

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JAMES ANTONINI MARKETING

JAHNAVA ADAMS ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

TRISHA BECKER BUSINESS OFFICE

BRAD BLACKSTONE VIDEO PRODUCTION

STEVE BORLAND BULLDOG SPORTS PROPERTIES

DIANE BROCK BULLDOG SHOP

ADAM BROOKS BULLDOG FOUNDATION

CLARENCE CHIONG LICENSING

ALEX CORDOVA FACILITIES OPERATIONS

D.J. GIUMENTO FACILITIES OPERATIONS

DAVID HALL COMPLIANCE

SHARI HANLIN BULLDOG FOUNDATION

RUSSELL HAYDEN TICKET OFFICE

CHAD IGOA NFORMATION SYSTEMS

ROBBIE JELLISON VIDEO PRODUCTION

JODY JESSER BUSINESS OFFICE

TERRY JOHNSON BULLDOG FOUNDATION

WHITNEY JOHNSON MARKETING

RUSS MALBURG TICKET OFFICE

JEANNETTE MARTIN BULLDOG FOUNDATION

JEREMY MELCHER BULLDOG SHOP

JERAD MEYER BULLDOG FOUNDATION

LEE MEYERS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

RYAN MITCHELL COMPLIANCE

NATALIE NAKIC STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

RYAN NELSON INFORMATION SYSTEMS

KELLI EBERLEIN SPORTS MEDICINE

RICHARD ENNS BUSINESS OFFICE

CYNDY FAVILLA ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

CLARE FLORES-COLEMAN ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

HILDA FONG ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

RYAN GLASER BULLDOG FOUNDATION

JARED JONES VIDEO PRODUCTION

JENNIFER JORY BULLDOG FOUNDATION

HANNA LANTS STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

JUDY LEA BULLDOG FOUNDATION

ANESSA LEYDIG ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

TERRY LOGAN FACILITIES OPERATIONS

PAT OGLE BULLDOG FOUNDATION

KARIN OLIVER FACILITIES OPERATIONS

ROBERT PAGESMITH STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

JOHN PALEY FACILITIES OPERATIONS

JOSH PHANCO BULLDOG SPORTS PROPERTIES

JASON PIRTLE FACILITIES OPERATIONS

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CHRISTINA ROYBAL TICKET OFFICE

DIANE SANBONGI TICKET OFFICE

JAMES SEWELL ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

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BRIAN UHRLE BULLDOG SHOP

TERENCE WAN STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

ANREW WIEDER BULLDOG SPORTS PROPERTIES

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FRESNO STATE ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS FRESNO STATE IDENTIFICATION

The official name of the school is California State University, Fresno. For athletics department purposes, the University prefers to be called simply Fresno State – never Fresno State University and never shorten to Fresno. For graphics or abbreviations, we ask that you please use FS – not FSU, CSUF or Fresno. Other acceptable abbreviation: Fresno St.

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FRESNO STATE ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY

ELLY WALKER............GOLF CONTACT

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VIRTUAL TEAM GUIDES

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT OFFICE PHONE......................................... (559) 278-2509 OFFICE FAX.............................................. (559) 278-4689 CELL PHONE..........................................(209) 918-1033 E-MAIL.................EAWALKER@MAIL.FRESNOSTATE.EDU WEBSITE.................................. WWW.GOBULLDOGS.COM

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SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION Facebook: Fresno State Athletics Twitter: FSAthletics

OTHER SERVICES

The Fresno State Athletics Communications Office will provide complete statistics during and immediately following each home event. Working media may conduct post-game interviews following a 10-minute coolingoff period.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: (559) 278-2509 • Fax: (559) 278-2689 Website: www.gobulldogs.com 5048 N. Jackson Ave. Room 104 - LS 135 • Fresno, CA 93710

MEDIA/PHOTO CREDENTIALS

Requests for media/photo credentials should be submitted online at gobulldogs.com/media at least 48 hours prior to the event. Priority is granted to full-time employees of media entities that cover Fresno State athletics on a regular basis, which includes coverage of press conferences, open practices, home and road games, and to visiting media members. Freelance and amateur photographers not on assignment are not eligible for photo credentials, except by prior approval from the Fresno State Athletics Communications Office. Credentials may be picked up in the Athletics Communications Office prior to the day of the event.

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

Any questions related to the Mountain Conference should be directed to Kim Melcher, Associate Commissioner of Communications. The Mountain West address is 15455 Gleneagle Drive, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. The Mountain West telephone number is 719-488-4040 and the fax number is 719-487-7240. The Mountain West’s web site is www.themwc.com

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FRESNO STATE ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS - STAFF

Note: Web sites that sponsor message boards, message centers or chat rooms where people are allowed to post anonymous information will not be issued credentials. If a medium has an online site that sponsors these anonymous forums, they may continue to receive credentials under its traditional medium (newspaper, magazine, radio, television), but will not be granted additional passes for online staff. PAUL LADWIG

RYAN REGGIANI

JASON CLAY

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THERESA KURTZ

STEPHEN TREMBLEY Assistant Director of Athletics Communications

SARAH JACKSON Athletics Communications Coordinator

PHOTO REGULATIONS

Photographers may walk around the perimeter of the playing areas, but not on the putting greens or tee boxes. Still photographers are asked to remain a reasonable distance so

shutter sounds do not distract the golfers while they swing. The Fresno State Athletics Department reserves all commercial and non-commercial rights to the use of film, videotapes and still photographs of its athletics events, student-athletes, staff and facilities.

INTERVIEW POLICY

Requests for interviews with student-athletes and coaches should be made through the Fresno State Athletics Communications Office and should be made at least 24 hours in advance to ensure availability. The Fresno State locker and training rooms are closed to the media.

WEEKLY RELEASE

Fresno State’s weekly release and statistical package is available in a PDF format on Fresno State’s website at gobulldogs.com the week of each event.

RESULTS

Complete team and individual statistics/results will be provided to each member of the working media. After the conclusion of the event, final results will be made available via Fresno State’s website at gobulldogs.com. Media members wishing to receive them via email are asked to contact Steve Weakland prior to event day.

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