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Olivet College

2006 MEN’S GOLF


TABLE OF CONTENTS 2006 Season Preview .................................................................... 1 Coaching Staff ............................................................................... 1 Meet the Comets .......................................................................... 2 2006 Team Picture ........................................................................ 2 Returning Golfers .......................................................................... 3 Newcomers .................................................................................... 3 2005-06 Stroke Averages and Team Finishes ............................. 4 History ................................................................ Inside back cover 2006 Schedule ............................................................... Back cover

ABOUT OLIVET COLLEGE Established in 1844, Olivet College is a private, liberal arts institution located in south central Michigan, between Battle Creek and Lansing. Olivet was one of the first institutions in America to admit women and minorities. The college is dedicated to its vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility, and remains true to its roots by providing a quality higher education to all, regardless of gender, race or financial means. Olivet College is home to more than 1,000 students, who study under The Olivet Plan. In Burrage Library this unique educational experience, students engage in both curricular and co-curricular programs that combine real world experiences with lectures and service learning. Olivet College offers 28 programs leading to a bachelor of arts degree, a master of arts in teaching degree, and dual degree programs with two higher education institutions in Michigan. Olivet is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college offers opportunities for students to get involved in more than 20 clubs and organizations. Approximately 40 percent of all Olivet students participate in athletics on a non-scholarship basis. Olivet consistently has one of the most diverse student populations of any private institution in Michigan. In a typical year, the student body includes 20 percent minority students and international students from 14 countries. All of this makes the campus community a microcosm of the world – an ideal place for learning to live and work in the global society of the 21st century.

QUICK FACTS Location ......................................................... Olivet, MI 49076 Founded ............................................................................... 1844 Enrollment .......................................................................... 1,086 Nickname ........................................................................ Comets School colors ...................................................... Red and white Affiliation ................................................... NCAA Division III Conference ...... Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association President ................................................. Don Tuski ’85, Ph.D. Director of Athletics .......................................... Tom Shaw ’88 Associate Athletic Director .......................... Heather Bateman Assistant VP for College Relations ..................... Jerry Rashid Sports Information Director .............................. Geoff Henson Office phone number ................................ (269) 749-7602 Head Athletic Trainer ........................................... Wendy Leow Head Coach ....................................................... Gary Morrison Alma mater, year .................................. Kalamazoo, 1957 Office phone number ............................... (269) 749-7669 Home phone number ................................ (269) 749-4751 E-mail address .......................... mr-mrs-mo@voyager.net Years at Olivet ................................................................ 32 Assistant Coach ................................................... Kevin Allard 2005 MIAA Finish .................................................... 3rd-place Letterwinners returning/lost ................................................ 5/4

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CREDITS: The 2006 Olivet College men’s golf guide is a publication of Olivet’s Office of College Relations. The guide was designed and written by Sports Information Director Geoff Henson, with editing by the college relations staff. Individual pictures were taken by Mike Gorecki of SPI Photo. The guide was printed by Olivet Printing.


SEASON PREVIEW After winning the 2002 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship, the Olivet College men’s golf team has finished in third-place the last three seasons. With the conference champion receiving an automatic berth to the 2007 NCAA Division III Championships, the Comets hope to climb back to the top spot in the standings. The Comets welcome back a solid nucleus of players as well as three newcomers who are expected to compete for a spot in the top five. Leading the way for the Comets in 2006 is junior Joe Kiss (East Leroy/Harper Creek). Last year, he played in six MIAA jamborees with a 75.7 stroke average. Overall in eight rounds during the fall season, Kiss had a 75.9 stroke average, which was second on the team. In the spring, he played nine rounds, averaging a team-low 76.9 strokes. “Joe has a lot of the attributes that a good golfer should have,” said Head Coach Gary Morrison. “He plays exceptionally well under pressure. When Joe has a bad round, he usually comes back the next day and shoots lights out.” Also returning is sophomore Eric Ross (Burlington, Ontario/ International). Last fall, he played in six MIAA outings with a 78.5 stroke average. Overall in the fall, Ross had a 77.6 average.

“In terms of talent, Eric is probably the best golfer on the team,” Morrison said. “One thing that he has worked hard on is his anger management. Eric needs to take Joe’s approach and play one hole at a time.” Other returning letterwinners who are most likely to break into the starting five are junior Justin Gusczinski (Horton/Hanover-Horton) and sophomores Brock Gleadall (Stratford, Ontario/St. Michaels Catholic) and Justin Lesansky (LaSalle, Ontario/International). Each golfer had an opportunity to play in at least one MIAA jamboree last fall. “This trio of golfers has a lot of potential,” says Morrison. “They are very capable of playing a solid round of golf each time they step on the course.” The three newcomers are Luke Godin (Barrie, Ontario/Innisdale Secondary), Adam Skiff (Allen Park) and Branden Stewart (Barrie, Ontario/Innisdale Secondary). Godin’s older brother, Jason, graduated from Olivet in 2000. “All three of our recruits have had solid high school careers before coming to Olivet,” Morrison said. “The question is whether they can bring it up to the college level where you play from the white tees and the course is 400 yards longer.”

COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH GARY MORRISON

ASSISTANT COACH KEVIN ALLARD ’81

Gary Morrison is in his 32nd season as the head men’s golf coach at Olivet. With the team’s 16th Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) title in 2002, Morrison is the winningest golf coach in MIAA history. His teams have won nine of the last 15 MIAA championships, making Olivet golf one of the most respected NCAA Division III programs. With 16 golf titles, three basketball and one baseball title, Morrison is the winningest coach in Olivet’s history. He was inducted into the Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. Morrison graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1957, where he was an All-MIAA performer in three sports. He earned a master’s degree from Western Michigan University in 1965. Morrison resides in Olivet with wife, Judy, a 1970 graduate of Olivet. They have four children: Scott ’82, Randy ’85, Gary ex’87 and Heather ’93, as well as 11 grandchildren.

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Kevin Allard is in his third season as the assistant men’s golf coach at Olivet. He serves as the junior varsity coach. Allard is employed with Fremont Insurance Company as a claims representative. He graduated from Olivet in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and concentration in insurance. Allard resides in Marshall with wife, Cathy, and 16-year-old daughter, Kalynne.


MEET THE COMETS Name Tyler Cole Brock Gleadall Luke Godin Justin Gusczinski Jacob Johnson Joe Kiss Justin Lesansky Eric Ross Christian Rowe Kevin Shettler Nick Silver Adam Skiff Branden Stewart

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

Hometown Escanaba Stratford, Ontario Barrie, Ontario Horton Ann Arbor East Leroy LaSalle, Ontario Burlington, Ontario Midland Lake Odessa Battle Creek Allen Park Barrie, Ontario

High School Escanaba St. Michaels Catholic Innisdale Secondary Hanover Horton Pioneer Harper Creek International International Dow Lakewood Central Allen Park Innisdale Secondary

2006 TEAM PICTURE

FRONT ROW (from left): Kevin Shettler, Brock Gleadell, Tyler Cole, Christian Rowe, Branden Stewart and Jacob Johnson. BACK ROW (from left): Assistant Coach Kevin Allard, Justin Gusczinski, Nick Silver, Luke Godin, Joe Kiss, Eric Ross, Justin Lesansky, Adam Skiff and Head Coach Gary Morrison

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RETURNING GOLFERS TYLER COLE

B ROCK GLEADALL

JUSTIN GUSCZINSKI

Junior Escanaba

Sophomore Stratford, Ontario

Junior Horton

J ACOB JOHNSON

J OE KISS

JUSTIN LESANSKY

Sophomore Ann Arbor

Junior East Leroy

Sophomore LaSalle, Ontario

ERIC ROSS

CHRISTIAN ROWE

NICK SILVER

Sophomore Burlington, Ontario

Junior Midland

Senior Battle Creek

NEWCOMERS LUKE GODIN

KEVIN SHETTLER

Freshman Barrie, Ontario

Sophomore Lake Odessa

ADAM SKIFF

BRANDEN STEWART

Freshman Allen Park

Freshman Barrie, Ontario

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2005-06 STROKE AVERAGES AND TEAM FINISHES 2005 Fall Season Name Tyler Cole Brock Gleadall Justin Guszinski Jacob Johnson Joe Kiss Justin Lesansky Eric Ross Steve Ross Christian Rowe Derrick Sayers Nick Silver Robbe Trout Dallas Vanenkevort Mike Ward Dan Wiers Team Finishes Date 9/2-9/3 9/8 9/13 9/17 9/21 9/24 9/27 10/1 10/3

Total Strokes 174 320 239 173 607 390 621 621 160 752 174 629 178 310 163

Total Rounds 2 4 3 2 8 5 8 8 2 10 2 8 2 4 2

Stroke Avg. 87.0 80.0 79.7 86.5 75.9 78.0 77.6 77.6 80.0 75.2 87.0 78.6 89.0 77.5 81.5

Best MIAA Round Strokes 85 @ Comet Classic #2 78 @ Comet Classic #1 161 80 @ Comet Classic #1 75 81 @ Comet Classic #2 72 @ MIAA #5 454 71 @ Comet Classic #2 229 72 @ Comet Classic #2 471 69 @ MIAA #7 464 80 @ Comet Classic #1 & #2 69 @ Comet Classic #1 & MIAA #2 597 86 @ Comet Classic #2 74 @ MIAA #5 470 83 @ Comet Classic #2 75 @ Comet Classic #2 159 77 @ Comet Classic #1

Tournament -- Course COMET CLASSIC -- BEDFORD VALLEY CC @ MIAA Jamboree #1 (Albion) * -- The Medalist Golf Club MIAA JAMBOREE #2 * -- BEDFORD VALLEY CC @ MIAA Jamboree #3 (Alma) * -- Pine River Country Club @ MIAA Jamboree #4 (Kalamazoo) * -- The Prairies Golf Course @ MIAA Jamboree #5 (Tri-State, Ind.) * -- Zollner Golf Course @ MIAA Jamboree #6 (Hope) * -- Wuskowhan Players Club @ MIAA Jamboree #7 (Adrian) * -- Lenawee Country Club @ MIAA Jamboree #8 (Calvin) * -- Watermark Country Club

MIAA Rounds

MIAA Average

2 1

80.5 75.0

6 3 6 6

75.7 76.3 78.5 77.3

8

74.6

6

78.3

2

79.5

Finish 3RD T-2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd T-3rd 2nd 1st

Team Score 300-314=614 308 308 298 310 295 313 306 301

Finish 3rd T-3rd 3rd 1st 5th

Team Score 301-330=631 312-299=611 314 314-308-312=934 300-308-608

* - denotes Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament

2006 Spring Season Name Justin Guszinski Joe Kiss Justin Lesansky Eric Ross Steve Ross Robbe Trout Mike Ward Team Finishes Date 4/2-4/3 4/8-4/9 4/19 4/14-4/15 4/22-4/23

Total Strokes 558 692 242 700 716 710 701

Total Rounds 7 9 3 9 9 9 9

Stroke Avg. 79.7 76.9 80.7 77.8 79.6 78.9 77.9

Best Round 77 @ Anderson #1 & Davenport #3 70 @ Denison #2 75 @ Anderson #1 74 @ Ohio Wesleyan #1 74 @ Anderson #1 71 @ Ohio Wesleyan #1 73 @ Denison #2

Tournament -- Course @ Anderson (Ind.) Spring Invitational -- Anderson Country Club @ Denison (Ohio)/Ted Barclay Invitational -- Granville Country Club @ Tri-State (Ind.) Gettig Invitational -- Zollner Golf Course @ Davenport Panther Invitational -- Thornapple Pointe Golf Club @ Ohio Wesleyan Strimer Memorial Invitational -- Dornoch GC/Oakhaven GC

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HISTORY MIAA Championships

First-team All-MIAA selections cont.

1936, 1937, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002

1990 1991

MIAA Individual Medalists Year 1937 1965 1977 1978 1980 1985 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Name Ed Novak Mike Snow Keith Penoyar John Kover Keith Penoyar Tim Smith Brian Robinette Brian Robinette Brian Robinette Jason Hartman Dave Millward Tony Keim Mark Raven

Score 69* 148** 155** 78.4 77.3 78.0 76.2 75.7 75.9 74.6 76.6 76.4 75.5

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

1997

1998

* based on 18-hole tournament ** based on 36-hole tournament all others are best average through seven tournaments

1999

First-team All-MIAA selections

2000 2001

Year 1965 1966 1973 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1989

Name Mike Snow Bill Telling Rick Mahar Keith Penoyar Keith Penoyar Greg Reese John Kober Keith Penoyar Greg Reese Keith Penoyar Greg Reese Bruce Barea Jim Haffner Scott Reese Ron Bitkowski Tim Smith Paul Kozak Rick Langston Tim Smith Rick Johnston Paul Kozak Tim Smith Paul Kozak Mike Bell Todd Johnson Mike Kohler

2002 2003 2004 2005

Brian Robinette Erick Spindler Chad Waterstradt Brian Robinette Chad Waterstradt Chad Waterstradt Jason Hartman Brian Robinette Jason Hartman Dave Clothier Dave Millward Tony Keim Mark Raven Darren Stranerio Rich Vellinga Tony Keim Mark Raven Scott Spencer Darren Stranerio Dan Myer Mark Raven Rich Vellinga Dan Myer Mark Raven Scott Miller Rick Gibbons Kyle Rank Michael Dinner Rick Gibbons Scott Miller Michael Dinner Michael Dinner Steve Ross Derrick Sayers

NCAA Tournament Finishes Year 1980 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 *

Finish 19th 10th 20th 13th 7th 15th 14th

* - denotes Olivet College hosted the 2000 national championships at the Bedford Valley Country Club in Battle Creek

All-Americans Year 1994 1994 1998 1998 1997 1999

Name Brian Robinette Chad Waterstradt Scott Spencer Darren Straniero Mark Raven Mark Raven

NGCA Scholar All-American Year 1997 1999 2000 2001 2002

Name Anthony Keim Dan Myer Mark Raven Dan Myer Mark Raven Scott Spencer Rick Gibbons Scott Miller

Verizon Academic All-Americans Year 2003

Name Scott Miller


2006 OLIVET COLLEGE MEN’S GOLF SCHEDULE SEPT.

1-2 7 12 16 20 23 29

OCT.

2 5

LOU COLLINS CLASSIC ............................. 10 A.M./8 A.M. (BEDFORD VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB) MIAA Jamboree #1 * (Albion) ........................................... 2 p.m. (The Medalist Golf Club) MIAA JAMBOREE #2 * ................................................ 1 P.M. (BEDFORD VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB) MIAA Jamboree #3 * (Alma) ........................................ 1:30 p.m. (Pine River Country Club) MIAA Jamboree #4 * (Kalamazoo) .................................... 1 p.m. (The Prairies Golf Course) MIAA Jamboree #5 * (Tri-State, Ind.) ............................... 1 p.m. (Zollner Golf Course) MIAA Jamboree #6 * (Adrian) ........................................... 1 p.m. (Lenawee Country Club) MIAA Jamboree #7 * (Calvin) ............................................ 1 p.m. (Watermark Country Club) MIAA Jamboree #8 * (Hope) ............................................. 1 p.m. (Wuskowhan Players Club)

BOLD RED CAPS denote home event * - denotes Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association event Starting times are EST

Education for Individual and Social Responsibility www.olivetcollege.edu/sports Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) is America’s oldest collegiate athletic conference. The 2006-07 school year marks the 119th consecutive year of operation for the NCAA Division III affiliated conference. The MIAA was founded March 24, 1888. From the very beginning, the MIAA has conducted full-season championships in multiple sports. There have been changes in some of the sports (bicycle racing and Indian club juggling have long since disappeared, and basketball did not even exist in 1888), but these changes have served to develop the MIAA into one of America’s finest NCAA Division III conferences, today offering 18 sports for men and women. The MIAA’s continuity is noteworthy. Of the 12 schools that have had full membership, eight are still members — Adrian, Albion, Alma, Calvin, Hope, Kalamazoo, Olivet and Saint Mary’s. Significantly, not one of these eight colleges has ever belonged to any other formal league. Albion and Olivet were charter members although Albion is the only member to hold continuous membership. Ex-members are Michigan State University

(1888-1907), Eastern Michigan University (1892-1926), Hillsdale College (1888-1960), and Defiance College (1997-2000). The MIAA’s membership list went unchanged from 1954 until 1997 when Defiance College of Ohio and Saint Mary’s College of Indiana were invited to join. It also marked the first time that the league added members outside the State of Michigan. The league stipulated, however, that the name of the conference would not change. The inaugural year of current members are: Adrian (1908), Albion (1888), Alma (1902), Calvin (1953), Hope (1926), Kalamazoo (1896), Olivet (1888), and Saint Mary’s (1997). The MIAA marked a historic note in 2002 when the league accepted Wisconsin Lutheran College of Milwaukee as an associate member for the purpose of competing in football. Wisconsin Lutheran announced in 2005 that it will leave the MIAA after the 2007 season to join another conference. Tri-State University became a conference member in 2004-05 upon its acceptance as a provisional NCAA member.


2006 Olivet College Men’s Golf