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Pitt is a very special place! The commitment that everyone has toward the development of our student-athletes is outstanding. Everyone from Academic Support Services to our athletic performance teams make a difference. Programs like Panther Game Plan/Life Skills are second to none. As a member of the Pitt volleyball family you will be pushed to excel, and cared for as an individual while we help you attain your greatest aspirations.

-Toby Rens Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Media Information.........................................................................1 Fitzgerald Field House ................................................................2-3 2008 Outlook............................................................................. 4-5

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach Toby Rens................................................................6-7 Assistant Coach Eysha Ambler ...................................................... 8 Assistant Coach Matt Jennings ..................................................... 8 Assistant Coach Dawn Barnes....................................................... 9 Volleyball Support Staff ............................................................9-10

2009 PLAYER PROFILES

2009 Rosters........................................................................... 12-13 Meagan Dooley ...................................................................... 14-15 Michelle Rossi ......................................................................... 16-17 Melissa Stadelman .................................................................18-19 Imani Harper ...............................................................................20 Amy Town ...................................................................................21 Allyson Hodnik ............................................................................22 Rachel Kalberer ...........................................................................23 Tara Rohall ..................................................................................24 Lauren Hartman ..........................................................................25 Alexa Campbell............................................................................26 Brittany Fallis ..............................................................................26 Melanie Feldman ......................................................................... 27 Jennifer Katona ........................................................................... 27 Alyssa King ..................................................................................28 Shannon Lee ...............................................................................28 Alexandria Phillips .......................................................................29 Michelle Walker ...........................................................................29

PITT IS IT

Academic Success .......................................................................30 Campus/Community Involvement ............................................... 31 Fitzgerald Field House ............................................................ 32-35

2008 SEASON IN REVIEW

2008 Season Wrapup ...................................................................36 2008 Final Match Results ............................................................. 37 2008 Final Statistics ..................................................................... 37

2009 OPPONENT

Opponent Capsules ................................................................38-40 Pitt Series History .................................................................. 40-45

PITT RECORDS

Individual Match Records.............................................................47 Career Records ............................................................................48 Single Match Records ................................................................. 49 Year-by-Year Leaders .............................................................. 50-51 Year-by-Year Records..............................................................52-55 All-Time Coaching Records ..................................................... 56-57 Postseason History ................................................................ 58-60 Honors and Awards ............................................................... 60-62 All-Time Roster ............................................................................63

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2009 Preseason Picinic ............................................................... 64

Location .................................................................... Pittsburgh, PA Enrollment............................................................................ 33,898 Founded .....................................................................................1787 Chancellor .......................................................Mark A. Nordenberg Athletic Director ................................................... Steve Pederson Nickname ......................................................................... Panthers Colors .........................................................................Blue and Gold Home Court ...................................... Fitzgerald Field House (6,798) Affiliation ......................................................................... NCAA-1A Conference ...................................................... Big East Conference Varsity Sports ..............................................................................19 Men (9): Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field (indoor and outdoor) and wrestling. Women (10): Basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball. Address......................... Department of Athletics P.O. Box 7436 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Athletics Department Phone ............................... (412) 648-8200 Ticket Office ........................................................... (412) 648-8300 Athletic Media Relations Office ......................... (412) 648-8240 Athletic Media Relations Fax Number .............. (412) 648-8248 Volleyball Contact ....................................... Sophia Duck Phone ......................................................(412) 648-9014 E-mail .........................................sduck@athletics.pitt.edu Website.................................. www.pittsburghpanthers.com

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

First Year: 1974 All-Time Record: 863-379-3 (.694) NCAA Tournament Appearances: 11 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2003, 2004) Big East Tournament Titles: 11 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2003) Last Conference Postseason Appearance: Nov. 22, 2008 Semifinals vs. Louisville at Pittsburgh, Pa. L 1-3 (25-21, 20-25, 17-25, 19-25) Last NCAA Postseason Appearance: 2004 NCAA Tournament: First Round vs. Ohio at Columbus, Ohio L 0-3 (22-30, 26-30, 12-30)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Toby Rens (Morningside, 1992) Career Record: 230-132 — (nine years) Record at Pittsburgh: 17-14 (one season) Assistant Coaches: Eysha Ambler, first season (Jacksonville State), Matt Jennings, first season ()Augustana College Volunteer Assistant Coach: Dawn Barnes, first season (Teikya Marycrest)

TEAM INFORMATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Editor: Sophia Duck Contributing Editors: E.J. Borghetti, Greg Hotchkiss, Mendy Nestor and Paul Pancoe. Computer Page Design: Sophia Duck Contributors: Matt Bodie, Kelsey Brooks, Lindsay Bedford, Matt Haas, Jenn Mereby, Christa Salerno, Jaime Wesoloski. Photography: Will Babin - Image Point Pittsburgh, Harry Bloomberg, Sean Brady, Mike Drazdzinski, Joe Kapelewski, William McBride, Michelle Ray, Herb Ferguson, Gary Guydosh, Clem Marion, Jeff Greenberg, Michael E. Haritan, Bob Stowell, Chaz Palla, Tony Fiorini, Brady Wolfe, and Mary Jane Bent. Printing: Herrmann Printing & Litho, Inc. Cover Design: Direct Axis, Sophia Duck, Pete Madia

2008 Overall Record: 17-14 2008 Big East Record: 8-6 2008 Conference Finish: Sixth Starters Returning/Lost: 3 + libero/3 Returning — Meagan Dooley, Allyson Hodnik, Amy Town, Michelle Rossi (libero) Lost — Kelly Campbell, Jessica Moses, Stephanie Ross Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/6 Newcomers: 8 — Alexa Campbell, Brittany Falls, Melanie Feldman, Jenn Katona, Alyssa King, Shannon Lee, Alex Phillips, Michelle Walker

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2009 SEASON OUTLOOK

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he 2009 season marks the 35th year of Pitt Volleyball. During that span, the Panthers have won an unprecedented 11 Big East Championships and have appeared in the tournament championship match 16 times. Pitt’s tournament domination included eight consecutive Big East titles from 1986-1994. Additionally, the Panthers earned at least a share of the first five regular-season conference championships, which began in 1990. A team that has consistently proved to be a perennial force in the conference is now embarking on a new season, full of the same dreams. This year’s team is different in that the players aren’t the same and the Fitzgerald Field House has been recently renovated, but the expectation to win a Big East title is still the same.

Pitt Head Coach Toby Rens begins his second season at the helm of the women’s volleyball program. He returns nine players from a squad that upset the regular season league co-champions Cincinnati in the first round of the 2008 Big East Championships. After dropping the first two sets, the Panthers came back to sweep the final three sets. Additionally, eight newcomers will make their debut in a Pitt uniform this season.

Outside Hitters Although the Panthers lost their team attack leader in Kelly Campbell to graduation, junior Amy Town, who was second on the team in kills, returns as a starter, while senior Melissa Stadelman and sophomore Rachel Kalberer both have valuable experience. Town played in 120 sets as a sophomore, ranked second on the team in kills (328), had a 2.73 kills per set average and was listed as third in digs (169). Additionally, she added 13 service aces on the year and boasted 19 matches with double-figure kills,, including 24 kills in her first game of the season. Appearing in 37 sets in 2008, Appearin Stadelman recorded 14 Stadelm kills, 14 digs and 11 blocks on the year. She made a career-high two blocks career against Notre Dame and agains posted four kills and two blocks against Syracuse.

Allyson Hodnik

Kalberer played in 30 Kalb her first seasets during d son in uniform. She recorded 19 kills, 12 reco digs and four blocks dig on the year. Kalberer totaled career-highs tot of eight kills and two total blocks against to DePaul. D Pitt’s newcomers P iin this position are freshmen Alexa Campbell, Jennifer Katona, Alex Phillips and Michelle Walker. chel

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Campbell was an all-district first team selection, while Katona earned three AllOcean League first team nods. Likewise, Phillips and Walker each earned all-state honors during their high school careers. Middle Hitters The Panthers return a key starter at middle hitter in senior Meagan Dooley. A Preseason All-Big East Team member for the third consecutive year, Dooley played in 115 sets as a junior, led the team with 28 solo blocks, ranked second in total blocks (121) and third in kills (260). She enters the year ranking second in school history in career solo blocks. For the season, she totaled 58 blocks and posted a 1.16 blocks per set average in conference play. Dooley was rewarded at the end of that season with her third nod from the league as she was named to the All-Big East Second Team. Also returning to the lineup are junior Imani Harper and freshman Lauren Hartman. Harper saw time in 20 sets during her first season at Pitt. She recorded nine blocks, five kills and two digs on the year. She also set career-highs with five blocks in two sets against Rutgers. Hartman sat out her first year due to injury, but will see action as a hitter this year. Hartman was an Onondago League Player of the Year in high school, recording 554 kills, 126 blocks and 58 aces in her career.

PITT OUTLOOK the year with a 4.16 dig per set average. For her efforts, aver s, Rossi was named to her first All-Big East TournaAllment team and was me an AVCA Northeast Region team member. Re

Meagan Dooley

Returning as a defenR sive specialist, soph-s omore Tara Rohalll o chipped in 104 digss c in 95 sets last season. n. She recorded a careererhigh 12 digs during ng Pitt’s match against nst Eastern Michigan.

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Adding depth to the position will be seenior Shannon Lee and juniors Brittany y Fallis and Melanie Feldman. Lee joins the Panthers after playing threee season on the Pitt women’s club team m and spent a year as a defensive specialist st at Iona, where she earned MAAC Rookiee of the Week twice. Fallis is a transferr from Parkland, who tallied 869 digs lastt season, and earned all-region first team honors. A walk-on at Creighton, Feldman posted a .926 receipt percentage as a sophomore.

Tara Rohall

Setters After earning a starting position midway through her first season, sophomore Allyson Hodnik looks to lead the Panthers as the team’s setter. Hodnik played in 76 sets during her first season at Pitt and earned the starting role in the Duquesne contest where she recorded 45 assists and four block assists. She was second on the team in total assists (453), while adding 71 digs, 14 blocks, 12 kills and eight service aces on the year. Joining the rotation this season will be sophomore Alyssa King. A transfer from Middle Tennessee State, King recorded 126 assists, with a 10.5 assist per set average in her rookie season. She also chipped in 29 digs, six kills and three service aces. Libero/Defensive Specialist Ranked second overall in career digs, senior Michelle Rossi returns as the Panthers’ libero. Rossi recorded 478 digs on the season and led the Big East most of

Pitt opens the season in the Louisvillee Tournament on Aug. 28 against Belmont. t. Pitt then faces Wichita State and Arizona on the second day of that invitational, before playing in front of a home crowd on Sept. 2, against Kent State. The Panthers will also travel to 2008 NCAA Champion Penn State’s tournament on Sept. 4-5, before heading south for an invitational at New Mexico. Pitt will host its BlueGold Tournament on Sept. 19-20, while Big East action starts on Sept. 26, with a home match against Marquette. The Panthers have high h expectations for thee season with eight let-terwinners returning and d another eight newcomers adding depth to the roster. With everything in place, Pitt plans to rise to the top of the Big East, again, and make its presence known in the NCAA Tournament.

Amy Town

New Look, Same Expectations

Rachel Kalberer

Michelle Rossi

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HEAD COACH TOBY RENS Under Rens’ guidance, many of the Panthers received recognition for their individual success. Junior Michelle Rossi was selected as an AVCA Northeast Region honorable mention honoree. Campbell and Dooley were both named to All-Big East teams, as Campbell garnered first team honors for the first time in her career and Dooley earned her third consecutive nod from the league when she was named to the second team.

TOBY RENS

HEAD COACH MORNINGSIDE, 1992

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oby Rens enters his second season at Pitt as the head coach of the women’s volleyball team and just the seventh coach in the program’s 34 year existence. Rens looks to maintain success both on and off the court just as he did during his first season with the Panthers.

During the 2008-09 season, the Panthers hosted three tournaments, two during the regular season and one post-season tournament. That was the first time since 2004, that Pitt hosted two regular season tournaments and the 10th time hosting the conference championship on campus. Rens was named Pitt’s Head Women’s Volleyball Coach in June, 2008, following an announcement by Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson. “Toby Rens is the right coach at the right time to lead our program forward. He is a proven winner at all levels. I know that everyone associated with our program will be excited to watch what he is able to do at Pitt,” Pederson said.

In his first season, Rens emphasized the importance of academics as the women’s volleyball team garnered the athletic department’s Top Women’s Team Award and the Overall Top GPA Award for the third consecutive year. Additionally, Kelly Campbell and Meagan Dooley were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team. The American Volleyball Coaches Association also recognized the Panthers as an AVCA Team Academic Award recipient. “That is a great honor for our team, which was well deserved,” Rens said of the award. “The student-athletes that we have are committed to giving their best on and off the court. I’m very proud of this accomplishment.” Perhaps, the best highlight of Rens’ successful first season on the court was when Pitt came back in a five-set thriller to upset second-seeded and Big East regular season co-champion Cincinnati in the first round of the Big East Championship, held at Fitzgerald Field House. With that victory, Pitt earned its first Big East Championship win since a 3-0 victory over Syracuse in 2004.

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Rens joined Pitt after a successful fouryear tenure at Long Island University that witnessed the Blackbirds win Northeast Conference titles and automatic NCAA Tournament berths each season. While at LIU, Rens established the women’s volleyball program as a perennial NCAA Tournament team and Northeast Conference power. LIU averaged 26.5 victories a year under Rens, including a 32-7 mark in 2004, the winningest season in LIU history. Additionally, Rens ranked 57th among the nation’s Division I coaches in winning percentage, with a career mark of .646 in 2007. He is one of the current 17 coaches to reach the 200-win mark in his career before the age of 40. Rens was named the 2005 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year, while tutoring three NEC Player of the Year honorees at LIU. Overall, 18 LIU players earned All-NEC honors under his guidance. Some of his other accolades at LIU include: a perfect 8-0 record in the NEC in 2006, as the team finished first in the nation in service aces, averaging 2.75 per game. The season prior, Rens’ made history as his team became the first NEC squad to win a match in NCAA Tournament action with a 3-0 sweep over the Ivy League’s Cornell. LIU also performed exceptionally in the classroom under Rens’ watch. Three times, the Blackbirds earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Academic Award (2007-08, 2006-07 and 2004-05) and regularly boasted one of the highest team grade-point averages at LIU, twice taking top honors. Two of his student-athletes were named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team.

COACH RENS

Rens’ other head coaching post came at Northern Michigan University, where he compiled a two-year mark of 58-17. He guided the Wildcats to a pair of t NCAA Division II TournaN ments and two Great Lakes m Intercollegiate Athletic In Conference (GLIAC) regularC season championships, while se producing seven all-league pr performers. pe

Off the court, Rens was also documented by an NCAA News article after running in the 30th Annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., with his two sisters, in December 2005. Rens ran in the race with the inspiration of his brother-in-law, Marine Captain Shawn Brock, who was killed in action in Iraq. Prior to LIU, Rens served as the head coach for three seasons at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (2001-03), where he orchestrated a dramatic turnaround. Prior to his arrival, the Hawks had not won a match in over two years. During his debut season, UMES went 3-28 before surging to a 20-15 mark and earning a berth in the conference final the following year. For his efforts in directing the largest turnaround in NCAA Division I history, Rens was named the 2002 MEAC Coach of the Year. The Hawks went 46-27 over his final two seasons, including a 26-12 mark in 2003.

In addition to his head coaching posts, Rens served as an assistant at Texas Tech (2000), George Washington (1994-97), Tennessee Tech (1993) and his alma mater, Morningside College (1992).

NCAA Division I Volleyball Coaches With 200 Wins (40 Years Old Or Younger) Jennifer Calloway -- S.C. Upstate Deane Webb -- Belmont Carin Avery -- Valparaiso Travis Hudson -- Western Ky. Carrie Yerty -- Wyoming Steven McRoberts -- Central Ark. Tony Graystone -- A&M Corpus Christi Terri Dadio-Campbell -- Lafayette

Toby Rens -- Pittsburgh Geoff Carlston -- Ohio St. Kelley Hartley Hutton -- IPFW Tim Horsmon -- Maryland Devin Scruggs -- Nevada Melissa Shelton -- William & Mary Melissa Stokes -- Missouri St. Peter Volkert -- Fordham Mitch Jacobs -- Marshall

He is highly active in national volleyball circles, serving as a member of the NCAA Division I Head Coaches Committee and as a voter in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll. An active member of the community, Rens served as program director for the MidAmerica West Girls Club Volleyball Program in Iowa and founded the Tennessee Junior Volleyball Association. While in Tennessee, he led one of his two squads to a fifth-place finish out of 230 teams in the Under-16 division. He was also the co-founder of the D.C. Juniors Club Volleyball Program, where he was a coach and head technical director. A native of Ireton, Iowa, Rens graduated from Morningside in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

THE RENS FILE PERSONAL INFORMATION Hometown: Ireton, Iowa Alma Mater: Morningside, 1992

COACHING HISTORY

School Pittsburgh, Head Coach Long Island, Head Coach

Maryland-Eastern Shore, Head Coach

Northern Michigan, Head Coach Texas Tech, Asst. Coach George Washington, Asst. Coach Tennessee Tech, Asst. Coach Morningside, Asst. Coach Overall Record as a Head Coach

Years 2008-present 2004-07 2001-03 1999-2000 2000 1994-97 1993 1992

Record 17-14 106-46 49-55 58-17 ----230-132

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PITT COACHING STAFF

EYSHA AMBLER

MATT JENNINGS

ASSISTANT COACH JACKSONVILLE STATE

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ysha Ambler begins her first season as an assistant coach for the University of Pittsburgh women’s volleyball team. Ambler joins the Panthers with experience in coaching and playing.

She last served as an assistant coach at Tennessee State for five years. While there she led the Lady Tigers to two Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) titles and the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance. During her time at TSU, she also served as a recruiting coordinator and volleyball operations director. She was instrumental in aiding the students with their academic progress and helping them develop quality tutorial programs, while organizing and balancing the volleyball program budget. Prior to TSU she spent two seasons at OVC rival Jacksonville State as a graduate assistant. At JSU, she monitored the academic progress of student-athletes, organized travel and film exchange and managed home tournaments and match activities for the volleyball team. Ambler served as the head coach for the Nashville One Volleyball Club and as an assistant with Impact Volleyball Club. During both tenures she prepared game strategies along with physical conditioning for teenage athletes. Ambler played two years on the Gamecocks volleyball squad after transferring from Northwest-Shoals Community College. At JSU she made her mark in the history books as the all-time single-season leader for blocks per game (1.7). She finished her career ranked fourth and seventh in block assists in a single season (92 and 72 respectively) and third in solo blocks (31) in a single season. Additionally, Ambler was the first three-sport letterwinner at Jacksonville State dating back to 1985, earning letters in basketball, track and field and volleyball. She graduated from JSU in 2001 with a B.S.. in business manage management and later earned her B.S. in education in 2004.

Pitt’s coaching staff (L to R): Russ Hoburg, Eysha Ambler,Toby Rens, Matt Jennings, Dawn Barnes and Josh Siva.

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att Jennings begins his first season at Pitt after serving as the first assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team at DePaul, during the 2008 season. He served as the program’s recruiting and travel coordinator while with the Blue Demons and expanded their recruiting territory to Puerto Rico. In May 2008, Jennings was selected by USA Athletes International to serve as the head coach for the men’s team in the Scottish Open Volleyball Tournament in Perth, Scotland. He coached the team to a 5-0 record in the tournament by beating the Scottish National Team in the final round. Before his tenure at DePaul, Jennings served as an assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky where he was responsible for coordinating the team’s match preparation, recruiting and traveling plans. Additionally, he coached standout libero Brittney Nobilio, who set the NCAA career record for digs per game and ranks No. 3 all time in Division I career digs. Jennings also served as head coach for the men’s volleyball program at St. Ambrose, where he headed all strategic elements of the team including game planning, lineups, matchups and scouting. While at St. Ambrose, he guided the team to a second-place finish in the Chicagoland Collegiate Volleyball Association Conference and oversaw a collective growth of the St. Ambrose team - doubling the size of the program in just one season. Jennings was a four-year starter on the men’s volleyball team at Augustana College. As a player, he led the team to three NIRSA NCAA Division II top 10 finishes, was a two-time All-MCVA selection and a member of the second team NIRSA National Championship All-Tournament team. He received his BA in business administration from Augustana in 2003 and received his MBA in business administration from St. Ambrose in 2006.

COACHING STAFF

DAWN BARNES

RUSS HOBURG

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH TEIKYO MARYCREST

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awn Barnes enters her first year with the Pitt volleyball staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

Barnes spent the previous three years as the USAV/Head Coach for the Williamson County Select Volleyball team in Nashville, Tenn. She led the team to a first-place finish in the silver division at the 2009 CBU tournament. In 2008, Barnes led the squad to the Big South Tournament Championship, a first place finish at the Impact Tournament and third place honors at the Choo Choo City Tournament. During her tenure at Williamson County Select, Barnes also served as a recruiting coordinator. Throughout her coaching career she has had 13 women continue on to play collegiate volleyball. Four players have gone on to NCAA Division I teams, two to DII teams, four to DIII teams and three to NAIA teams. Barnes also spent three seasons with the Impact Volleyball Club under the USAV.

STUDENT ASSISTANT

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uss Hoburg is a second year student assistant for the Panthers. Holeurg was a four-year letterwinner as a member of the boy’s volleyball team at North Allegheny high school, where he received first team All-WPIAL and Pennsylvania Fab-50 honors as a senior. Additionally, he played football for two seasons at North Allegheny and was a member of the National Honor Society. Hoburg continues to play volleyball, entering his fourth season as a member of the Pitt men’s club team. A senior at Pitt, Hoburg majors in chemistry, while taking classes in Pitt’s Honors College. He was awarded the Esther and Tobias Dunkelberger Memorial Scholarship from the chemistry department for community outreach.

Prior to coaching in the USAV, Barnes served as an assistant women’s coach at Vassar College for two years from August 1996 to May 1998. While at Vassar, she coordinated all aspects of a NCAA Division III volleyball program including recruiting and fundraising. Barnes was also responsible for on-court training, conditioning of the athletes, scouting opponents and match preparation.

JOSH SIVA

A member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Barnes also worked as an assistant coach at Augustana College in Illinois (1993-95). She assisted with practice planning, game coordination and tactical preparation. In 1993, she helped lead Augustana to its first CCIW Conference Championship. In 1992 she was invited to the Pan-Am/World University and National Team Tryouts in Colorado Springs, Colo., as a player. She was a USA High Performance Tryouts Court Coach in 1997, 2007 and 2008, and worked in the 1996 Olympic Games as an Assistant Supervisor of Athlete Services. Barnes also served as a graduate assistant at Eastern Kentucky from 1995-96. A graduate of Teikyo Marycrest University in 1993, Barnes earned her degree in psychology with a minor in both nursing and coaching. While at Marycrest, she was a four-year All-Midwest Conference volleyball selection and also competed in varsity basketball.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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osh Siva begins his second season as the team’s director of operations. Siva joined the team after earning four letters as a member of the Williamsville North High School volleyball team, located in Buffalo, N.Y. As a senior, he served as team captain after playing the sport for six years. Siva is currently a member of the Pitt men’s volleyball club team, while majoring in finance and pre-med.

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PITT’S SUPPORT STAFF

KIRK BRUCE

KIM KING

ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH - OLYMPIC SPORTS

OLYMPIC SPORTS

As an Associate Athletic Director, Kirk Bruce is in his 13th year overseeing the Olympic sports, but his association with the University goes back much further. In his current capacity, Bruce oversees the day-to-day operations of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s tennis and softball. This is also the second season Bruce will serve as the administrator for volleyball. While dedicating his time to Olympic Sports, the Pitt men’s swimming and diving program has earned the nickname “Beast of the East” after capturing six conference titles since 1998. More recently, Bruce helped guide the softball team to two back-to-back-to back Big East Championships, where they upset then-No. 25 South Florida in the opening round in 2006. He also had a hand in the women’s tennis team making a trip to Tampa, Fla., for the conference championships, while the women’s soccer team set a school record for season wins last year. Bruce was instrumental in leading the women’s track and field program to three Big East titles and four consecutive ECAC outdoor titles. Additionally, Bruce oversaw the Pitt baseball team which finished runner-up in the Big East in 2004. Bruce previously served as the Panthers’ head women’s basketball coach for 13 years from 1985-1998. His coaching career was highlighted by the 1992-93 season in which the Panthers produced their first 20-win season (21-10) and finished third in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Bruce coached numerous Big East All-Conference players and two Kodak All-America honorable mention players in Jonna Huemrich and Lorri Johnson. A standout starting point guard at Pittsburgh from 1971-75, Bruce was a member of the Panthers’ 1974 team that finished 25-4 and advanced to the East Regional finals. He was drafted by the Utah Stars of the former American Basketball Association (ABA). When the league disbanded, he returned to Pittsburgh to begin his coaching career as an assistant for the Panthers. Bruce was later promoted to the head coaching position prior to the 1985-86 season. Bruce and his wife Marleen have three daughters, Chelsea (27), Carmen (25) and Courteney (22).

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Equipment Manager

Sophia Duck

Media Relations

Jeanne Monahan

Administrative Asst.

Kim King, the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports, is in her 14th season working with the Pitt athletic department. In addition to working with volleyball, King oversees the strength and conditioning program for all of the Panthers’ Olympic sports. King boasts a wealth of experience, having been in the strength and conditioning profession for over 20 years. A prominent body builder on the professional level, King has earned top finishes in numerous competitions, including a first-place finish in the National Physique Committee (NPC) Championships, the nation’s most prestigious contest. In 1994, King was named the Pittsburgh Athlete of the Year. Additionally, King is the chairman and chief administrator of strength, health and rehabilitation for the NPC and is a member of the board of governors for the International Federation of Body Builders. King and her husband Jeff have one daughter, Kelly.

BRIAN BONNAR ATHLETIC TRAINER

Brian Bonnar is in his seventh year as an athletic trainer at Pitt. In addition to working with the volleyball team, Bonnar also handles the head athletic trainer duties for the Panthers’ wrestling team. Bonnar is no stranger to Pitt. He is a 2001 graduate of the university with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Bonnar went on to receive his master’s degree in athletic training in 2002 from Ohio University. While at Ohio University, Bonnar served as the head athletic trainer at Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, Ohio. Prior to joining the Panthers’ staff, Bonnar served as the head athletic trainer at nearby Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, Pa., where he worked with all the school’s varsity sports. A Pittsburgh native, Bonnar and his wife Heather have a son, Jacob and a daughter, Karina.

Jennifer O’Toole Academic Support

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Iovanna Ritter

Student Athletic Trainer

Angela Vennie

Student Athletic Trainer

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CLASS BREAKDOWN

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HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL

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Alexa Campbell

OH

5-10

FR

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Macungie, Pa./Emmaus

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Meagan Dooley

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6-1

SR

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West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West

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Brittany Fallis

LIB

5-5

JR

JR

Muncie, Ind./Parkland Junior College

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Melanie Feldman

DS

5-6

JR

JR

Honolulu, Hawaii/Creighton University

Shannon Lee

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Imani Harper

MH

6-0

JR

JR

Yonkers, N.Y./Temple

Michelle Rossi

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Lauren Hartman

MH

5-11

SO

FR

Baldwinsville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker

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Allyson Hodnik

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5-7

JR

SO

Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny

SENIORS (4)

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Rachel Kalberer

OH

6-0

JR

SO

Irwin, Pa./Norwin

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Jenn Katona

OH

6-3

FR

FR

Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica

5

Alyssa King

S

5-10

SO

SO

Rochelle, Ill./MTSU

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Shannon Lee

DS

5-2

SR

GR

Pittsburgh, Pa./Iona

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Alex Phillips

OH

5-10

FR

FR

Homewood, Ala./Homewood

Tara Rohall

DS

5-7

JR

SO

South Park, Pa./South Park

18

Michelle Rossi

LIB

5-5

SR

SR

Cleveland, Ohio/Padua Franciscan

19

Melissa Stadelman

OH

5-11

SR

GR

Pittsburgh, Pa./Carrick

Amy Town

OH

5-11

JR

JR

Orillia, Ontario/Orillia

Michelle Walker

OH

6-1

FR

FR

Pittsburgh, Pa./West Allegheny

2

8 28

Melissa Stadelman

JUNIORS (4) Brittany Fallis Melanie Feldman Imani Harper Amy Town

Head Coach: Toby Rens Assistants: Eysha Ambler, Matt Jennings Volunteer Assistant: Dawn Barnes Athletic Trainer: Brian Bonnar Director of Operations: Josh Siva Student Assistant: Russ Hoburg

SOPHOMORES (4) Allyson Hodnik Rachel Kalberer Alyssa King Tara Rohall

2008 PITT NUMERICAL ROSTER NO.

Meagan Dooley

FRESHMEN (3)

NAME

POS.

HT.

CL.

EL.

HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL

1

Shannon Lee

DS

5-2

SR

GR

Pittsburgh, Pa./Iona

2

Tara Rohall

DS

5-7

JR

SO

South Park, Pa./South Park

Lauren Hartman

3

Rachel Kalberer

OH

6-0

JR

SO

Irwin, Pa./Norwin

4

Brittany Fallis

LIB

5-5

JR

JR

Muncie, Ind./Parkland Junior College

5

Alyssa King

S

5-10

SO

SO

Rochelle, Ill./MTSU

6

Jenn Katona

OH

6-3

FR

FR

Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica

8

Amy Town

OH

5-11

JR

JR

Orillia, Ontario/Orillia

10

Melanie Feldman

DS

5-6

JR

JR

Honolulu, Hawaii/Creighton University

11

Imani Harper

MH

6-0

JR

JR

Yonkers, N.Y./ Temple

13

Megan Dooley

MH

6-1

SR

SR

West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West

Jenn Katona

14

Alexa Campbell

OH

5-10

FR

FR

Macungie, Pa. /Emmaus

15

Lauren Hartman

MH

5-11

SO

FR

Baldwinsville,N.Y./Charles W. Baker

18

Michelle Rossi

LIB

5-5

SR

SR

Cleveland, Ohio/Padua Franciscan

19

Melissa Stadelman

OH

5-11

SR

GR

Pittsburgh, Pa./Carrick

23

Allyson Hodnik

S

5-7

JR

SO

Wexford, Pa/ North Allegheny

28

Michelle Walker

OH

6-1

FR

FR

Pittsburgh, Pa./West Allegheny

35

Alex Phillips

OH

5-10

FR

FR

Homewood, Ala./Homewood

Head Coach: Toby Rens Assistants: Eysha Ambler, Matt Jennings Volunteer Assistant: Dawn Barnes Athletic Trainer: Brian Bonnar Director of Operations: Josh Siva Student Assistant: Russ Hoburg

Alexa Campbell

Alex Phillips Michelle Walker

PRONUNCIATIONS Eysha Ambler ..................................................... Ey-sha Melanie Feldman............................................Feld-men Allyson Hodnik ............................................. Hah’d-nick Rachel Kalberer ........................................... Kal-bear-er Michelle Rossi ..................................................... ross-E

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TEAM ROSTER PITT TV/RADIO ROSTER

4

1

4

Shannon Lee 5-2, GR, DS

4

2 Tara Rohall 5-7, SO, DS

3

Rachel Kalberer 6-0, SO, OH

6

Alexa Campbell 5-10, FR, OH

28 Michelle Walker 6-1, FR, OH

Michelle Rossi 5-5, SR, LIB

19 Melissa Stadelman 5-11, GR, OH

4

4

4

Meagan Dooley 6-1, SR, MH

4

18

Lauren Hartman 5-11, SO, MH

4

Imani Harper 6-0, JR, MH

4

15

13

11

Melanie Feldman 5-6, JR, DS

4

14

44

10

4

5 Alyssa King 5-10, SO, S

4

8 Amy Town 5-11, JR, OH

4

4

4

Brittany Fallis 5-5, JR, LIB

4

4

Jenn Katona 6-3, FR, OH

4

4

23 Allyson Hodnik 5-7, SO, S

4

35 Alex Phillips 5-10, FR, OH

Toby Rens Head Coach

Eysha Ambler Assistant Coach

Matt Jennings Assistant Coach

Dawn Barnes Vol. Asst. Coach

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PITT PLAYER BIOS/STATS

MEAGAN DOOLEY AS A JUNIOR (2008) Meagan Dooley played in 115 sets during her junior season...led the team with 28 solo blocks, was second in total blocks (121) and third in kills (260)... earned her third consecutive nod from the league after being named to the All-Big East Second Team…chipped in 260 kills…totaled 58 blocks and posted a 1.16 blocks per set average in conference play……had three blocks and two solo stuffs against Louisville…tied the third-best all-time career record with her two solo blocks in that match against the Cardinals… named to the ESPN Academic All-District Second Team…posted 10 kills against Syracuse…added seven blocks and five kills against Connecticut… tallied 11 kills against Youngstown State…registered six blocks and 10 kills versus Notre Dame…had a career-high 11 blocks and 11 kills against Cincinnati for her second double-double of the season…recorded 12 kills against Kentucky...earned another 12 kills against Western Carolina... tallied 17 kills against Duquesne...tallied her first double-double of the season against Villanova with 10 kills and 11 digs..chipped in 10 kills against Seton Hall...set two career-highs against Georgetown with nine block assists and 10 total blocks...put up seven blocks against Connecticut....a Big East Academic All-Star. AS A SOPHOMORE (2007) Dooley played in all 113 sets last season, leading the team in blocks (132) and block solos (46) and was third in kills (357)...averaged 3.16 kills and 1.17 bocks per game…named to the Big East Weekly honor roll on Aug. 3... an All-Big East Second Team selection…added 15 kills against AlabamaBirmingham...tallied five blocks each in the Georgia Tech and Duquesne contests...blocked a season-high six shots against Buffalo...tied a thenseason high record with six blocks in the UCLA match...recorded game two’s winning point with a kill against Notre Dame... posted 14 kills and seven blocks against the Fighting Irish... earned All-San Diego Invitational honors...chipped in 10 kills against DePaul...tallied a career-high four block solos against No. 19 St. John’s...held a game-high 15 kills in the UConn match and posted a .458 hitting percentage...recorded 13 kills and six blocks in the Seton Hall match...tallied a season-high 17 kills and tied a career-high four block solos against Villanova...recorded a career-high nine blocks in the RMU contest...posted a career-high 23 kills against Marquette…Preseason All-Big East selection…earned ESPN The Magazine All-Academic honors...a Big East Academic All-Star. AS A FRESHMAN (2006) Dooley rotated between outside and middle hitter throughout the season, demonstrating her versatility and skill both offensively and defensively… earned All-Big East Second Team accolades...began her season earning all-tournament honors at the Magnolia Invitational and a spot on the Big East’s honor roll… set career-highs with eight block assists and nine total blocks against Rhode Island (Sept. 1)…recorded nine putaways and averaged 1.25 blocks per game against No. 12 Tennessee (Sept. 8)…set a career-high three block solos against Robert Morris (Sept. 12)…had four blocks and eight kills for 11 points against No. 24 Arizona (Sept. 15)…set a career-high 20 kills against Connecticut (Sept. 24)…earned Rookie of the Week honors after having 14 kills and two blocks in the Panthers’ sweep over West Virginia (Oct. 13)…had a career high 13 digs against Syracuse (Oct. 22)…had 16.5 points with seven blocks and 12 kills against Seton Hall (Oct. 29)...had second highest hitting percentage (.251) and led the team in solo blocks (21).

# 13 Senior • 6-1 Middle Hitter West Chester, Ohio Lakota West H.S. “I chose Pitt because of the balance between great academics and athletics, and also because my cousin Stephanie (Ross) played here. Having family around makes any transition easier.”

HIGH SCHOOL Dooley was named the Greater Miami Conference Athlete of the Year... an All-State First Team selection...earned All-GMC honors all four years... led club team to a third-place finish at the national championships in the 17-open age division and earned all-tournament honors in 2003 and 2005… played on the Junior National A2 team in 2004…as a senior, led her team in kills with over 500 on the season…team finished in Top 16 in 2005 and won the conference and district championships…named to the All-Conference Second Team as a freshman and was a first team selection every other year…nominated for Wendy’s High School Heisman in 2005…a member of the National Honor Society and graduated fourth in a class of 600. PERSONAL Born Oct. 13, 1987…daughter of Joe and Bonnie Dooley…has one brother… majoring in liberal studies/special education with a children’s literature certificate.

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DOOLEY’S CAREER HIGHS Kills: 23 vs. Marquette (10-27-07) Attempts: 46 vs. Ole Miss (8-26-06) Digs: 13 vs. Syracuse (10-22-06) Assists: 7 vs. Connecticut (9-24-06) Service Aces: 3 vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (9-25-06) Solo Blocks: 4 Six times Block Assists: 9 Two times Total Blocks: 11 at Cincinnati (11-21-08)

PLAYER BIOS GETTING PERSONAL WITH DOOLEY Before every game I: spend some quality time with Bonnar in the training room, listen to music on my iPod and try to get focused. Recent sporting event you attended: I went to a Pittsburgh Pirates game. While I’m not a huge fan of baseball, I love to go to games for the atmosphere and the people. Last movie you saw in theatres: Harry Potter, of course! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, but the movies are not nearly as good as the books, I’m sad that there won’t be anymore… There needs to be an invention that: transports you from place to place at the snap of the fingers. There are so many places I want to go and things I want to see but just not enough time to travel there! Favorite food: I absolutely love ice cream of any kind. I am pretty sure I always have room for it and can’t get enough! Favorite sports figure: Tiger Woods. I’m not a huge golf fan, but I’m so impressed by his mental toughness and his ability to recover immediately after any mistake. My sports fantasy is: playing the perfect game. I’m a perfectionist and hate to make mistakes, so if I could play a game without a single error, that would be fabulous! Nothing annoys me more than: hearing people eat! It is my biggest pet peeve. What is your favorite soda: I’m a huge fan of Diet Pepsi. It’s not going to be the same this year without mine and Kelly Campbell’s late night trips at the hotel to fulfill our Diet Pepsi fix! What is your favorite holiday: I absolutely love Christmas; everything about it. I love the smells, the decorations, the food, family, snow…everything. What television show would you be able to watch on end: Anything on HGTV, I’m pretty sure I’m addicted.

DOOLEY’S Career Stats SP

MP

K

E

TA

PCT

KPG

A

DIGS

BS

BA

TB

BPG

2006

93

26

291

122

673

.251

3.13

48

147

21

88

109

1.17

2007

113

31

357

128

761

.301

3.16

4

37

46

86

132

1.17

2008

115

30

260

93

590

.283

2.26

26

55

28

93

121

1.05

Totals

321

87

908

343

2,024

.279

2.83

78

239

95

267

362

1.13

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MICHELLE ROSSI AS A JUNIOR (2008) Michelle Rossi saw time in 115 sets as the team’s libero...tallied 478 digs for a 4.16 dpg average: second in the Big East…an AVCA Northeast Regional honorable mention…tallied 15 or more digs in 16 matches and recorded nine matches with 20 or more...boasted 24 digs in the first game of the season against Kentucky...recorded a match-high 21 digs against Cincinnati…tallied 11 digs in the Big East Tournament match against Louisville…added 25 digs against WVU…collected a set-high nine digs and 20 digs total against Notre Dame…recorded 24 digs against Kentucky.... chipped in 16 digs against Western Carolina...tallied 24 digs against Ohio...posted 22 digs in the Duquesne match...chipped in 21 digs against Gonzaga...tied a careerhigh with 32 digs against Eastern Michigan...posted 19 digs against Villanova... earned 19 digs against Seton Hall...set a career-high against USF with three service aces...posted 18 digs against USF...recorded 20 digs against Georgetown...posted 20 digs against Notre Dame...tallied 15 digs against Youngstown State...posted 25 digs against West Virginia...earned 16 digs against Connecticut.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007) Rossi started every contest as the Panther’s libero…averaged 5.04 digs per game… ended the season ranked 71st nationally in digs per game…used four games in the five-game thriller against Marquette to post a career-high 32 digs...recorded 25 digs in the UAB match…posted 22 digs against Duquesne and 20 against Wake Forest...tied a career-high two aces in the Buffalo contest...tied a then seasonhigh 22 digs against San Diego...named to the All-San Diego Invitational team... recorded a then-season and conference best 25 digs against Notre Dame...left the floor to make diving plays, keeping Pitt in play during the thrilling match against the Fighting Irish...chipped in 15 digs in the DePaul contest...tallied 23 digs against UConn...recorded a team-high 24 digs against Villanova...chipped in a career-high two kills at South Florida...chipped in 26 digs during a mid-week match against Robert Morris…tallied 16 digs and 17 digs in back-to-back matches against Cincinnati and Louisville.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006) As only the second libero in school history, Rossi opened her freshman campaign ready to take control...had 20 or more digs in six contests of her debut season... recorded 21 digs and two assists against Ole Miss (Aug. 26)...contributed 18 digs and one assist against Northeastern (Sept. 2)...had 13 digs and one assist against No. 12 Tennessee (Sept. 8)...named to the Pittsburgh Invitational’s All-Tournament team...recorded 28 digs and a service ace against Northwestern (Sept. 15)...had 20 digs and a service ace against USF (Oct. 8)...had the first kill of her career and nine digs against West Virginia (Oct. 13)...contributed a career-high 31 digs for a 7.75 average against Notre Dame (Nov. 11) to earn Rookie of the Week honors... had another 30-dig match against Marquette in the Big East Tournament (Nov. 17)...led the team in digs (487) while appearing in every match.

# 18 Senior • 5-5 Libero Cleveland, Ohio Padua Franciscan H.S.

HIGH SCHOOL Rossi averaged 3.5 kills and 4.7 digs per game as a senior...a three-time Padua High School MVP and North Coast League MVP in 2005...also a three-time AllNorth Coast League selection and All-District honoree...played for the Ohio High Performance Team which finished fifth nationally in 2003…holds school records in kills (869), digs (1,039) and aces (102)…team won the North Coast League Championships and Betsy Zimmerman Tournament in 2002 and 2005…competed at the national level for eight years with six in club and two in open as a member of the Cleveland Volleyball Co….served as captain of her club team…a three-year member of the Normandy Tournament team and the 2005 MVP…recipient of the Russel Barnes Award…also on the basketball, softball and swim teams.

ROSSI’S CAREER HIGHS Kills: 2 vs. USF (10-14-07) Attempts: 3 at Seton Hall (9-28-08) Digs: 32 Two times Assists: 5 vs. Long Island (10-27-06) Service Aces: 3 vs. USF (10-4-08) Solo Blocks: N/A Block Assists: N/A

PERSONAL Born Jan. 25, 1988…daughter of Michael and Mary Rossi…has two sisters…a communications & rhetoric major.

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Total Blocks: N/A

PLAYER BIOS GETTING PERSONAL WITH ROSSI Recent sporting event you attended: Cleveland Indians game Last movie you saw in theatres: Harry Potter Favorite movie: A league of their own Favorite sports figure: Stacy Sykora My most memorable sports moment is: Beating Cincinnati because it was my first win in the Big East tournament What is the top played song on your iPod: I don’t have an Ipod What can’t you live without: My phone What is/was the name of your first pet (animal): Shamrock - Cocker Spaniel What is the first concert you attended: The Rolling Stones What is your favorite holiday: Thanksgiving What television show would you be able to watch on end: Desperate Housewives If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be: Cereal

“I came to Pitt because of the great academic and athletic programs. I loved the atmosphere and knew it would be a great place to be.“

ROSSI’S Career Stats SP

MP

K

E

TA

PCT

KPG

A

DIGS

BS

BA

TB

BPG

2006

114

31

1

1

3

.000

0.01

44

487

0

0

0

0.00

2007

112

31

4

1

5

.600

0.04

22

565

0

0

0

0.00

2008

115

29

1

2

12

-.083

0.01

26

478

0

0

0

0.00

Totals

341

91

6

4

20

.100

0.02

92

1530

0

0

0

0.00

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MELISSA STADELMAN AS A JUNIOR (2008) Melissa Stadelman saw action in 37 sets in 2008...recorded 14 kills, 14 digs and 11 blocks on the year...made a career-high two stuffs against Notre Dame...tallied two digs against Cincinnati...chipped in four digs against VCU...recorded a kill against St. John’s...earned a kill and a dig against Rutgers...posted four kills and two blocks against Syracuse.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007) Stadelman came off the bench in 41 games last season, posting 46 kills and 68 digs…totaled seven kills and two assists in the Michigan match... added 11 digs against the Wolverines...posted two aces in the Wake Forest contest...chipped in a then-season-high two blocks against UCLA...tallied five kills at South Florida...added three blocks, six kills and a career-high 15 digs in the Marquette win...a Big East Academic All-Star.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006) Stadelman started out her first competitive season with the Panthers recording a kill, service ace and four digs against Western Carolina (Aug. 26)…had one block solo and one block assist against Rhode Island (Sept. 1)…contributed six digs against Lehigh (Sept. 9)…set new career highs with nine blocks, 21 attempts, 11 digs, one assist, one ace, four block assists and four total blocks against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 16)…had two kills against Louisville (Nov. 5)…recorded one dig in the Big East Tournament against Marquette (Nov. 17).

# 19 Senior • 5-11 Outside Hitter Pittsburgh, Pa. Carrick H.S.

REDSHIRT YEAR (2005) Stadelman redshirted for the season.

HIGH SCHOOL Stadelman helped Carrick to four unbeaten seasons and City League titles...an All-City League selection all four years, she was named to numerous All-Tournament teams and was the Carrick team MVP as a junior in 2003...earned honorable mention All-State that same year before earning second-team honors as a senior in 2004...was selected the Carrick High School Senior Athlete of the Year for her efforts on the volleyball, basketball and track and field teams...played club volleyball for Pittsburgh Elite.

“As a native of Pittsburgh, I love the city and have always wanted to be a Pitt Panther. The reputation of the school, city campus, and the strength of the athletics drew me to this university. It has been an amazing opportunity to represent my city and my school on a daily basis by serving as a member of the volleyball team.”

PERSONAL Born Jan. 19, 1987...daughter of David and Linda Stadelman...has three brothers and two sisters...graduated from Pitt with a degree in communications and rhetoric...starting masters of social work in the fall.

STADELMAN’S Career Stats SP

MP

K

E

TA

PCT

KPG

A

DIGS

BS

BA

TB

BPG

2006

20

13

13

6

41

.171

0.65

1

23

1

1

7

0.35

2007

41

17

46

22

124

.194

1.12

8

68

2

18

20

0.49

2008

37

24

14

16

63

-.032

0.38

2

14

1

10

11

0.30

Totals

98

54

75

44

223

.127

0.75

11

105

4

34

38

0.39

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PLAYER BIOS GETTING PERSONAL WITH STADELMAN If I was a superhero I would be: Kim King Before every game I: prepare my voice for loud cheering All I want for Christmas is: to see my family As a kid whose poster was hanging in your room: Captain Jack Sparrow Recent sporting event you attended: My youngest sister’s little league softball championship at PNC Park Teenage crush growing up: Orlando Bloom Last movie you saw in theatres: UP! What do you read before going to bed: Scripture If you could be a certain cartoon character who would it be: Ariel, the Little Mermaid Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice Favorite sports figure: Troy Polamalu Person I would most like to meet: Pope Benedict or Troy Polamalu My sports fantasy is: beating Notre Dame for the Big East Championship

STADELMAN’S CAREER HIGHS Kills: 11 vs. Long Beach State (11-23-07) Attempts: 24 vs. Long Beach State (11-23-07) Digs: 15 vs. Marquette (10-27-07) Assists: 2 vs. Michigan (9-01-07) Service Aces: 2 Two times Solo Blocks: 1 Six times Block Assists: 5 vs. Long Beach State (11-23-07) Total Blocks: 5 vs. Long Beach State (11-23-07)

What can’t you live without: Jesus What is your favorite soda: Sprite What is/was the name of your first pet (animal): A golf fish named Sharky What is your signature scent: I work at Caribou Coffee, so I ALWAYS smell like coffee! Mac or PC: MacBook! What is/was your first dream job: When I was little I wanted to be a police officer. What would you be able to watch on end: Full House

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IMANI HARPER AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Imani Harper saw time in 20 sets in her first season at Pitt...recorded nine blocks, five kills and two digs on the year...set a career-high five blocks in two sets against Rutgers...posted her first kill of the season against West Virginia…tallied one kill against three other opponents - St. John’s, Louisville and Rutgers. AT TEMPLE (2007) Harper played in 53 games as a freshman, earning a starting role towards the end of the season...added a match- and career-high six blocks against Villanova.

# 11

HIGH SCHOOL Harper was a three-time member of the FAA All-Star Team…named to the FAA All-League team, twice…led her squad to a 14-5 record and was voted the Master’s School’s Most Outstanding Player as a senior…ranked sixth in Westchester County in kills (238) as a senior…led her team to a first-place finish in 2005…earned FAA Honorable Mention and team finished in a three-way tie for first place in 2004…an All-League basketball star…four year member of the honor roll and was a Ventures Scholar.

Junior • 6-0 Middle Hitter Yonkers, N.Y. The Masters School/Temple

PERSONAL Born Nov. 17, 1989…daughter of Dawn and Lester Harper...a political science and Africana studies major.

“My choice to come to Pitt was made after coach Rens was named the head coach last summer. I wanted to play for him at an elite university.”

HARPER’S CAREER HIGHS Kills: 1 Five times Attempts: 9 at Rutgers (11-1-08) Digs: 1 Two times Assists: N/A Service Aces: N/A Solo Blocks: 1 Two times Block Assists: 4 at Rutgers (11-1-08) Total Blocks: 5 at Rutgers (11-1-08) TOWN’S Career Stats SP

20

MP

K

E

TA

PCT

KPG

A

DIGS

BS

BA

TB

BPG

2008

53 21

34

37

115

-.026

0.64

1

8

3

28

31

0.58

2009

20

17

5

2

19

.158

0.25

0

2

2

7

9

0.45

Totals

73

38

34

39

134

.000

0.53

1

10

5

35

40

0.55

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PLAYER BIOS

AMY TOWN AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Amy Town played in 120 sets in her second season as a Panther...was second on the team in kills (328) and third in digs (169)...added 13 service aces on the year... boasted 19 matches with double-figure kills, including 24 kills in her first game of the season...earned double-doubles against Seton Hall (11 k/10 d) and USF (17 k/10 d)...her 10 digs in each match was a career-high in back-to-back games...recorded a set-high five kills in the first frame of the Rutgers match…had 11 kills and eight digs against Marquette…posted 14 kills against Louisville…tallied nine kills against St. John’s…chipped in 12 kills and nine digs versus Connecticut…posted 19 kills in the Big East Tournament match against Cincinnati....a Big East Academic All-Star.

#8

AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Town saw action in 15 matches, including 31 games of her rookie season...posted 52 kills, 21 digs and seven block assists on the year…recorded 16 kills, including seven kills against Arkansas...chipped in an ace in the same match...recorded three digs in the Wake Forest contest...posted a .500 hitting clip and three kills off the bench in the Villanova match...recorded a season-high 12 kills against Louisville...a Big East Academic All-Star.

Junior • 5-11 Outside Hitter Orillia, Ontario Orillia H.S.

HIGH SCHOOL Town was a member of the Georgian Bay Vista Volleyball Club and played for the Canadian Junior National Team...won the bronze medal in the U-18 Provincial Championships and the silver medal at the U-17 Championships...won the U-16 Provincial Championships and the Ontario Volleyball Association Award of Excellence...three-time MVP of her high school volleyball and basketball teams...twotime Junior Female Athlete of the Year as well as the Senior Female Athlete of the Year...set the school record in the discus as a member of the track and field team.

“I fell in love with the city as soon as I saw it. The city and school are filled with pride and I loved everything that the Pitt volleyball program stood for. I'm here to win and Pitt felt like the place where that would happen. “

PERSONAL Born Aug. 8, 1989...daughter of Robert and Andrea Town...has three sisters, Sandy, Kristi and Kim...an undecided major.

TOWN’S CAREER HIGHS Kills: 24 at Kentucky (8-29-08) Attempts: 59 at Kentucky (8-29-08) Digs: 31 vs. Notre Dame (11-11-06) Assists: 5 vs. Long Island (10-27-06) Service Aces: 3 at Kentucky (8-29-08) Solo Blocks: 2 vs. Eastern Michigan (9-19-08) Block Assists: 3 Two times Total Blocks: 4 vs. Eastern Michigan (9-19-08) TOWN’S N’S Career C Stats St t SP 2008

MP

31 15

K

E

TA

PCT

KPG

A

DIGS

BS

BA

TB

BPG

52

36

156

.103

1.68

6

21

1

7

8

0.26

2009

120

31

328

167

873

.184

2.73

20

169

6

21

27

0.22

Totals

151

46

380

203

1029

.172

2.52

26

190

7

28

35

0.23

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ALLYSON HODNIK

AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Allyson Hodnik played in 76 sets in her first season at Pitt...earned a starting role at one point during the season...second on the team in assists (453)... added 71 digs, 14 blocks, 12 kills and eight service aces on the year...tallied a career-high 50 assists in five sets during the DePaul win...posted eight matches with more than 30 assists...in the Rutgers’ match, she assisted on 12 kills in the fourth set, while posting 33 total in the match…recorded a matchhigh 31 assists against St. John’s…posted 34 assists against Connecticut… served her sixth ace of the season and added 34 assists with a career-high 10 digs against Notre Dame…earned the starting role in the Duquesne contest and recorded 45 assists and four block assists...chipped in 32 assists against Villanova....a Big East Academic All-Star.

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HIGH SCHOOL Hodnik was a 2006 Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association AAA AllState selection…a two-time All-Section selection…a two-time All-WPIAL honoree…..lead North Allegheny to a 15-1 season as a senior, that included a section championship and runners-up in the WPIAL... recorded 835 assists as the team co-captain her final season…a member of the Renaissance volleyball club….a National Honor Society member and four-time scholar-athlete…an Orchestra and Golden Strolling Strings participant.

Sophomore • 5-7 Setter Pittsburgh, Pa. North Allegheny H.S.

PERSONAL Born March 23, 1989…daughter of Robert and Janet Hodnik…has a sister, Kathleen….an accounting major.

“Since I was a child I always wanted to go to Pitt. My family and I have always been big fans of Pitt Athletics. The school is also well known for its outstanding academic programs.” HODNIK’S CAREER HIGHS Kills: 3 at DePaul (10-11-08) Attempts: 8 vs. Duquesne (9-9-08) Digs: 10 at Notre Dame (10-12-08) Assists: 50 at DePaul (10-11-08) Service Aces: 2 at Notre Dame (10-12-08) Solo Blocks: N/A Block Assists: 4 vs. Duquesne (9-9-08) Total Blocks: 4 vs. Duquesne (9-9-08)

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RACHEL KALBERER AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Rachel Kalberer played in 30 sets during her first season in uniform...recorded 19 kills, 12 digs and four blocks during the season...totaled career-highs with eight kills and two total blocks against DePaul...chipped in two kills against West Virginia and Rutgers...added three digs against Duquesne... chipped in one dig against Marquette and Seton Hall...tallied two kills against Georgetown.

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AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Kalberer redshirted her rookie season following an injury. HIGH SCHOOL Kalberer is a native of Pittsburgh, as she was team co-captain and a twotime All-Section First Team honoree at nearby Norwin...also earned Second Team All-Section accolades as a sophomore...garnered All-State honors as a senior while battling and injury...broke school records in track and field and led her team to the WPIAL title..additionally played basketball, tennis, soccer and softball.

Sophomore • 6-0 Outside Hitter Irwin, Pa. Norwin H.S.

PERSONAL Born Sept. 9, 1988...daughter of John and Rebecca Kalberer...has two siblings, Jacob and Alex...an undeclared major.

“I grew up watching Pitt athletics, so it was an awesome opportunity to become a Panther. It is an exciting atomosphere to be a part of.”

KALBERER’S CAREER HIGHS Kills: 8 at DePaul (10-11-08) Attempts: 19 at DePaul (10-11-08) Digs: 3 Two times Assists: 1 at Marquette (11-16-08) Service Aces: N/A Solo Blocks: 1 at DePaul (10-11-08) Block Assists: 1 Three times Total Blocks: 2 at DePaul (10-11-08)

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TARA ROHALL

AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Tara Rohall saw action in 95 sets during her first season as a Panther...recorded 104 digs as a defensive specialist...recorded seven assists and five service aces on the year...posted a career-high 12 digs against Eastern Michigan... made 10 passes against Notre Dame...played in three of the four sets against West Virginia and chipped in eight kills...recorded her first-career kill against Rutgers....a Big East Academic All-Star.

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HIGH SCHOOL Rohall walked on to the squad last spring...was a member of the Renaissance volleyball club that advanced to nationals where she played libero…senior captain at South Park… voted to the 2005 Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-State team...a National Honor Society member. PERSONAL Born February 4, 1989…daughter of Steve and Cheryl Rohall…has two younger brothers, Brandon and Michael…dual major in A&S/CBA studying history and business.

Sophomore • 5-7 Defensive Specialist Sourth Park, Pa. South Park H.S. “Pitt is close to home and has the atmosphere and academics I was looking for. I love Pitt and I am very happy with my college choice.”

ROHALL’S CAREER HIGHS Kills: 1 at Rutgers (11-1-08) Attempts: 4 vs. Eastern Michigan (9-19-08) Digs: 12 vs. Eastern Michigan (9-19-08) Assists: 2 at Marquette (11-16-08) Service Aces: 1 Five times Solo Blocks: N/A Block Assists: N/A Total Blocks: N/A

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0

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15

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0.01

7

104

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LAUREN HARTMAN AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Lauren Hartman redshirted her rookie season.

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Freshman • 5-11 Middle Hitter Baldwinsville, N.Y. Charles W. Baker H.S.

HIGH SCHOOL Hartman was a four-year member of the Baldwinsville Blast Volleyball Club and played for the Onondaga Volleyball Club…a three-year participant in the Empire State Games for the Central Scholastic team, claiming both a silver and bronze medal…compiled 554 kills, 126 blocks and 58 aces in her career… holds school and league records for single-season and career kills and blocks …led Charles W. Baker to four league championships and two state runnerup seasons…named a First-Team All-State…a regional All-Tournament team selection as a sophomore…earned Dunkin Donuts Channel 3 Athlete of the Week and Onondago League Player of the Year…also lettered in track and field, where she was the Gatorade Track Rookie of the Year…named one of four New York Life Scholar Athletes. PERSONAL Born February 26, 1990…daughter of Jim and Michelle Hartman…has four siblings: Dan, Marrice, Chellquan and Jose…major is undeclared.

“I chose Pitt because I wanted to play volleyball for a strong DI team, and as soon as I came on a visit I was impressed by all the amazing resources Pitt offers its studentathletes. Everything about Pitt was what I needed; a great dietetics program, a great volleyball program, and a big campus.”

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Alexa #14 Campbell Freshman • 5-10 Outside Hitter Macungie, Pa. Emmaus H.S. HIGH SCHOOL Alexa Campbell was named First Team District XI All Star in 2008…chosen as the Lehigh Valley conference All Star in 2007 and 2008…2008 all-state selection... Pmember of the Philadelphia volleyball academy, when her team won twelfth at J.O’s in 2008…played for the Cross Court volleyball club, Stew’s Crew volleyball club and the Court Authority Volleyball academy…named Lehigh Valley conference all star for softball in 2007,2008 and 2009…member of the 2007 District XI Champion softball team at Emmaus high school…on the Principals Honor roll…member of the National Honors Society and the Spanish National Honors Society.

“I chose Pitt because it is the perfect blend of an academically challenging environment with an elite athletics program.”

PERSONAL Born July 29, 1991…daughter of Herb and Kathy Campbell…has a younger brother Cole…majoring in pre-med/pharmacy.

Brittany #4 Fallis Junior • 5-5 Libero Muncie, Ind. Yorktown H.S./Parkland AT PARKLAND (2007¬08) Brittany Fallis recorded 869 digs and received 834 serves in her second season at Parkland...helped lead Parkland to a third-place finish at Nationals…named Region 24 Tournament MVP…an All-Region first team selection…All-MWAC first team honoree...All-Conquistador Tournament member…named a NJCAA First Team All-America...recorded 494 digs as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL Fallis finished her high school career with 1,456 digs and received 1,375 serves… garnered All-Indiana honors as a senior…a two-time All-County and All-Conference selection…a regional champion team member as a freshman…led team to conference championships as a junior and senior…a seven-year member of the Munciana Club team, where she led the squad to nationals three times…also competed in track and softball.

“My goal was to play DI volleyball at a high level. When I visited Pittsburgh, I also feel in love with the city.”

PERSONAL Born April 30, 1989…daughter of Jeff and Beth Fallis…has an older sister Meghan…majoring in forensics.

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Melanie #10 Feldman Junior • 5-6 Defensive Specialist Honolulu, Hawaii Punahou H.S. /Creighton AT CREIGHTON (2007) Melanie Feldman was a defensive specialist at Creighton after walking-on as a freshman...appeared in 25 matches during her sophomore season...amassed a .926 receipt percentage while recording 27 digs...appeared in seven matches during her rookie season….recorded her first career ace in a win over Charlotte (Sept. 15) and her first career dig against Montana State (Aug. 25)…posted two digs in two sets in a win over Indiana State (Sept. 29)...added two digs in a match against Syracuse (Oct. 26). HIGH SCHOOL Feldman led both her volleyball and basketball teams to a state championship runner-up finish in her senior season…member of Punahou’s two-time state champion basketball team and state champion soccer team…as a senior, received second team Interscholastic League of Honolulu All-Star accolades as a basketball player and selected as an All-State Honorable Mention for soccer.

“It was hard not to come to Pitt since I loved the school, city and the level of volleyball I’d be playing at.”

PERSONAL Born January 20, 1989…daughter of Byron and Kathy Feldman…has two younger siblings; a brother, Matthew and sister, Mackenzie…majoring in business.

Jennifer #6 Katona Freshman • 6-3 Outside Hitter Santa Monica, Calif. Santa Monica H.S. HIGH SCHOOL Jennifer Katona led Santa Monica high school to the 2008 CIF Division III AA High School Championships where her team finished second…named a Marlborough All-Tournament Team selection for the 2006 and 2007 seasons…a 2007 Torrance All-Tournament Team honoree…team captain in 2007…three-time All-Ocean League First Team member…garnered All-Ocean League Most Outstanding and All-CIF First Team in 2008…five-year member of the Sunshine Volleyball Club that took third in the 2006 National Division Tournament…selected to the Southern California High Performance Global Challenge...also an All-Ocean League high jumper, triple jumper, long jumper and 110 meter hurdler. PERSONAL Born August 22, 1991…daughter of Don Katona and Karen Heard…majoring in Pre-Medicine...resides with Karen Heard and Stuart Schurmann.

“When I started to find colleges to contact my junior year, I wrote a list of the characteristics I was seeking in a school. I wanted a big school, with a good pre-med program, top DI team and a very prestigious sports program, all located on the East Coast. When a college scout mentioned that there was a new coach at Pitt, I visited...and the rest is history.”

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Alyssa #5 King Sophomore • 5-10 Setter Rochelle, Ill. Rochelle Township/Mid. Tenn. St. AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE (2008) Alyssa King played in 12 matches as a freshman at MTSU…tallied 126 assists as she averaged 10.50 assists per set...collected six kills, three service aces, three blocks and 29 digs on the year...boasted 44 assists against UT-Arlington...earned a career high 53 assists and 19 digs against Missouri State...redshirted her sophomore season at Middle Tennessee State. CLUB VOLLEYBALL King played club volleyball for Club Fusion…named a USAV All-American in 2006 after leading her Club Fusion team to a second-place finish in the USAV Junior National Championships...earned Best Setter honors with a second-place finish at the International Volleyball Tournament in Memory of Victor Filipchenko in Moscow, Russia...led her club to a second place finish in the open division in 2005-06 and a fifth place finish in 2007.

“I committed to Pitt because of the outstanding athletic programs and the challenging academic programs it has to offer a student-athlete.”

PERSONAL Born May 10, 1989...daughter of Wayne and DeAnn King...has three siblings: Craig, Jeff, and Kayla...majoring in social work.

Shannon #1 Lee Grad Student • 5-2 Defensive Specialist Pittsburgh, Pa. Chartiers Valley H.S./Iona 2006-2009 Shannon Lee was a member of the Pittsburgh Women’s Club Volleyball team from 2006 to 2009. AT IONA (2005) Lee competed in all 33 matches as a freshman defensive specialist…was a twotime MAAC Rookie of the Week honoree. HIGH SCHOOL Lee was a four-year letterwinner for Chartiers Valley…three-time first team AllSection member…voted team MVP as a senior…led team to co-section championships for the first time in 15 years…played club volleyball for the Renaissance Volleyball Club, one of the top club team’s on the East Coast…member of the National Honor Society...also lettered in track.

“I chose Pitt because it is close to where I grew up and I love the citylike atmosphere.”

PERSONAL Born February 18, 1987…daughter of James and Amy Lee…has a younger sister Morgan…has a B.S. in rehabilitation science…in grad school for occupational therapy.

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Alexandria #35 Phillips Freshman • 5-10 Outside Hitter Homewood, Ala. Homewood H.S. HIGH SCHOOL Alexandria Phillips was a first team All-Alabama selection in 2008 after leading Homewood High School to an Area Tournament Championship…played club volleyball for Magic City Thunder in 2006 and for the Birmingham Volleyball Club in 2009…member of Homewood’s National Honor Society chapter…selected to become a member of the National Beta Club, a leadership youth organization, and Mu Alpha Theta- a National High School Mathematics Honor Society. PERSONAL Born September 27, 1991…daughter of Eddie and Iris Phillips…plans on majoring in Chemical Engineering.

“I decided to attend Pitt because it is an amazing city, that is different than my hometown. The academic programs, here, is also top in the country. Having great teammates is the icing on the cake. Pitt volleyball is the way to go!“

Michelle #28 Walker Freshman • 6-1 Outside Hitter Pittsburgh, Pa. West Allegheny H.S. HIGH SCHOOL Michelle Walker led West Allegheny to two state championship tournaments, earning gold in 2006 and bronze in 2008…a two-time All-Pa. and All-Tournament team selection…named to the Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association All-State Team three consecutive years…led her team to the 2008 WPIAL/PIAA Section 4 Championship…a 2008 WPIAL first team All-Star and Midwest Athletic Conference MVP… Moon High School Tournament 2008 All-Tournament team member…a 2007 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Athlete-of-the-Week and a Beaver County Times Athlete-of-the-Week in 2007 and 2008…a Challis Scholastic Athlete-of-the-Year finalist...earned a Best in Sport nod in the Beaver County Times…four-time West Allegheny MVP for kills and blocks…2006 Midwest Athletic Conference Champions…selected to the 2006 South Fayette All-Tournament Team…basketball honors include: Associated Press All State Third Team...WPIAL First Team...Section 4 MVP...Pittsburgh Post Gazette Fab 5 AAA Best of the Best...also participated in track and field.

“I chose Pitt because I love the school, the athletic programs and I could get a great education.”

PERSONAL Born June 4, 1991…daughter of Christopher and Sharon Walker…has a twin brother, Michael, and two sisters Andrea and Natalie…majoring in business.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The University of Pittsburgh women’s volleyball team earned recognition for its hard work in the classroom, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced the Panthers as one of the AVCA Team Academic Award recipients in July, 2009. The Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams who displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team gradepoint average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. This past spring, the women’s volleyball team also garnered the athletic department’s Top Women’s Team Award and the Overall Top GPA Award for the third consecutive year. Led by four studentathletes who earned a 4.0 GPA, 13 members of the squad boasted a GPA higher than 3.0. Additionally, recent graduate Kelly Campbell and senior Meagan Dooley were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District second team, during the 2008-09 season.

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IN COMMUNITY As a part of Pitt’s Panther Game Plan, the women’s volleyball team actively participates in a number of regular community service projects. The Panther Game Plan is dedicated to engaging student-athletes in experiences that involve the university, local, and national communities through service and exposes them to diverse groups and cultures while increasing awareness about vulnerable populations. In addition to serving the community, the Panther Game Plan utilizes community service as a resource for student-athlete development.

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Home of the 2010 Big East Championships Pitt hosted the Big East Championships in 2008, which was the first time the conference championship was held in Fitzgerald Field House since 2002. When the championship returns to Pitt in 2010, it will mark the 11th time the Panthers have hosted.

Fitzgerald Field House This facility serves as the competitive venue for several of Pitt’s sports, including volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling. It is also used as an indoor partial practice facility for the track and field team. Built in 1951, it was named for Rufus H. Fitzgerald, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh from 1944-1945. Inside the Field House are offices for many of Pitt’s coaches and includes locker rooms, training rooms and weight rooms for the Panther student-athletes. Fitzgerald Field House Locker Rooms The locker rooms in the Fitzgerald Field House are custom designed for Pitt’s Olympic sports teams. ndivvidual Added in 1999, the locker rooms include pro-style individual sivee use by the wooden lockers and audio-visual systems for exclusive Panthers. The Fitzgerald Field House is home to the following Pitt sports: Baseball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

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FITZGERALD FIELD HOUSE Strength & Conditioning Pitt’s strength and conditioning program is designed to improve athletic performance in all facets: strength and flexibility, speed and power, conditioning, agility, nutrition and mental toughness. Each individual student-athlete receives personal instruction, individual attention and a strength and conditioning program based on need. A strength and conditioning coordinator is on hand to provide personal instruction.

Philosophy The University of Pittsburgh strength and conditioning program is designed to provide Panthers student-athletes with a coordinated step-by-step, year-round program with the goal of enhancing each student-athlete’s athletic ability and achieving maximum results. Weight Room and Equipment Weight rooms are located in Fitzgerald Field House, Petersen Events Center and Duratz Athletic Complex. The weight rooms are conveniently located to provide easy access for student-athletes’ use. The weight room is equipped with state-ofthe-art equipment including several power lift Olympic platforms custom made to fit people seven feet tall, York Barbell DB Racks, Body Master, Hammer Strength, Elite Fitness Systems, Free Motion Fitness, PreCore Treadmills, Step Mill, Schwinn Bikes, Versa Climber and Concept II Rower. Program Design, Goals and Objectives Increase strength and flexibility Develop/increase speed and power Increase overall condition Improve agility Improve position-specific skills Increase mental toughness through discipline and competitiveness Balance nutrition

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PITT FACILITY FITZGERALD FIELD HOUSE RECORDS INDIVIDUAL

Kills — 37, Sarah Obras Ball State vs. Robert Morris (9-13-03) Attempts — 108, Sarah Obras Ball State vs. Robert Morris (9-13-03) Hitting Percentage — .765, Sue Zonneville, Pittsburgh vs. Georgetown (11-2-91); .765, Kristy Kreher, Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh (11-4-01); .765, Megan Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Charleston Southern (9-20-02) Digs — 39, Kelly Cochran Ball State vs. Robert Morris (9-13-03) Service Aces — 10, Jennifer Emelogu St. John’s vs. Pittsburgh (9-30-01) Assists — 86, Denise Boylan Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh (10-8-00) Solo Blocks — 8, Faye Barhorst Dayton vs. Pittsburgh (9-25-04) Block Assists — 15, Michele Adamson Pittsburgh vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Total Blocks — 16, Jeanne Asper Hofstra vs. Pittsburgh (10-21-90)

TEAM

Kills — 99, Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh (10-8-00) Attempts — 272, Ball State vs. Robert Morris (9-13-03) Hitting Pct. — .564, Pitt vs. LaSalle (9-8-90) (33 kills, 2 errors, 55 attempts) Digs — 136, Ball State vs. Robert Morris (9-13-03) Service Aces — 17, Pitt vs. Hofstra (10-21-90) Assists — 94, Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh (10-8-00) Solo Blocks — 17, Pitt vs. Duke (10-17-90) Block Assists — 42, Pitt vs. S. Illinois (10-26-90) Total Blocks — 46, Hofstra vs. Pitt (10-21-90)

PITTSBURGH INVITATIONAL HISTORY Dates Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 1977 Oct. 6-7, 1978 Sept. 27-28, 1979 Sept. 19-20, 1980 Sept. 12-13, 1981 Oct. 8-9, 1982 Oct. 13-15, 1983 Oct. 19-20, 1984 Sept. 27-28, 1985 Oct. 10-11, 1986 Oct. 2-3, 1987 Oct. 31, 1990 Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1996 Sept. 5-6, 1997 Sept. 17-19, 1999 Sept. 8-9, 2000 Sept. 6-7, 2002 Sept. 12-14, 2003 Sept. 3-4, 2004 Sept. 9-10, 2005 Sept. 8-9, 2006 Sept. 7-8, 2007 Sept. 19-20, 2008

Champion Temple Maryland PITT Michigan State Penn State Louisville Mississippi Providence PITT PITT PITT PITT Virginia PITT PITT Indiana Duke Dayton Idaho Maryland Tennessee PITT PITT

Runner-Up PITT Indiana (Pa.) Rutgers PITT PITT PITT PITT PITT Seton Hall Youngstown State Villanova Akron PITT Wright State James Madison Arkansas Bowling Green PITT PITT Miami (Ohio) Marshall UAB VCU

YEAR-BY-YEAR HOME RECORD The Panthers played their home games in Trees Hall from 1974-81 and moved to the Fitzgerald Field House in 1982. This year will mark the 26th season that Pitt makes its home at the Field House. THE TREES HALL YEARS... Record 3-0 7-0 3-1 9-1 7-2 10-2 6-1 15-3 60-10

Year 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 Totals

Pct. 1.000 1.000 .750 .900 .778 .833 .857 .833 .857

THE FITZGERALD FIELD HOUSE YEARS... Year Record 1982 11-1 1983 18-3 1984 5-1 1985 7-2 1986 8-3 1987 14-0 1988 5-1 1989 11-2 1990 14-2 1991 8-2 1992 9-2 1993 6-2 1994 6-3 1995 7-1 1996 11-2 1997 6-2 1998 8-3 1999 10-2 2000 7-4 2001 5-5 2002 13-2 2003 12-1 2004 10-2 2005 9-3 2006 7-4 2007 8-6 2008 8-6 All-Time 287-64

Pct. .917 .857 .833 .778 .727 1.000 .833 .846 .875 .800 .818 .750 .667 .875 .846 .750 .727 .833 .636 .500 .867 .923 .833 .750 .636 .571 .571 .818

PITT CLASSIC HISTORY Dates Oct. 20, 1979 Sept. 25, 1982 Sept. 16-17, 1983 Nov. 2-3, 1984 Oct. 17-19, 1985 Sept. 20-21, 1986 Oct. 23-24, 1987 Oct. 27-28, 1989 Sept. 7-8, 1990 Aug. 30-31, 1991 Sept. 24-25, 1993 Sept. 10-11, 1999 Sept. 20-21, 2002 Sept. 19-20, 2003 Sept. 24-25, 2004 Sept. 5-6, 2008

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Champion Ohio State PITT Penn State PITT Penn State Cal-Santa Barbara PITT Texas-Arlington PITT Penn State Kansas PITT PITT PITT Dayton Ohio

Runner-Up PITT Ohio State PITT Penn State PITT PITT Tennessee PITT Kent State PITT PITT Akron George Washington Northeastern PITT PITT

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2008 SEASON IN REVIEW In Toby Rens’ first year, Pitt hosted the 2008 Big East Volleyball Championships and finished the season with a strong 17-14 overall record, while going 8-6 in the Big East.

blocks with 95. She also moved on to the list for all-time career total blocks and block assists, in fourth place with 362 and sixth place with 267, respectively.

On the eve of the start of the Big East Volleyball Championships, senior Kelly Campbell received her first All-Big East honor, while junior Meagan Dooley earned her third consecutive nod from the league. Both Dooley and Campbell were also named Academic All-America selections.

As a team, the Panthers outblocked their opponents 303.0-238.5 on the season, and tallied a season-high 23 blocks against Georgetown. Against the Hoyas, freshman Hannah Swysgood recorded a career-high 13 blocks.

Junior Michelle Rossi garnered her first Big East All-Tournament recognition after Pitt’s substantial win over the regular-season cochampion Cincinnati in the first round of the Big East Championship. That victory was Pitt’s first Big East Championship win since the 3-0 victory over Syracuse in 2004. It was Rossi’s first all-tournament team honor. During that tournament match Rossi recorded a 21 digs, posting her ninth contest of the season with 20 or more kills. She closed out the year with 1,530 career digs moving to second on the all-time career list. Setting a record herself, senior Jessica Moses claimed the all-time career block assists leader position with 412 block assists, including 112 in 2008. Moses also added her name to the career list for all-time solo blocks taking the sixth spot with 60. Additionally, she climbed to second place for total blocks finishing her career with 472 career blocks. Dooley also proved to be a force in blocking, moving to second for all-time career solo

Also moving up in the record books, senior Nicole Taurence finished her career sixth with 2,229 all-time career assists, including 751 on the season. Pitt’s volleyball team won 11 of their 12 matches from Sept. 16 to Oct. 17. That stretch included a seven-match win streak and seven matches that went to five-sets. The Panthers won six of those thrilling matches, also. During the win streak, Pitt defeated Notre Dame marking the first time a conference team has ever defeated the Fighting Irish in consecutive regular-season meetings. Additionally, in conference play, the Panthers came close to going undefeated on the road, finishing the season with a 6-1 record. Campbell earned back-to-back honors as the Big East Player of the Week and was included on the weekly honor roll four times. Likewise, sophomore Amy Town earned Big East weekly honors on Sept. 1.

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The Panthers won the Pitt Invitational and advanced to the championship match of the Pitt Classic. It marked Pitt’s first time appearing in the finals’ match of both championships since 2004, and its second consecutive Pitt Invitational title. Campbell was named MVP of the Pitt Invitational after recording 56 kills, 35 digs and five service aces in the tournament. The year concluded with Rossi earning her first-ever AVCA All-Northeast Region accolade.

2008 STATS PITT VOLLEYBALL 2008 RESULTS

RECORD: 17-14, 8-6 BIG EAST (HOME: 2-5, AWAY: 6-1, NEUTRAL: 1-3) NAME KELLY CAMPBELL Big East AMY TOWN Big East MEAGAN DOOLEY Big East JESSICA MOSES Big East STEPHANIE ROSS Big East NICOLE TAURENCE Big East HANNAH SWYSGOOD Big East RACHEL KALBERER Big East ALLYSON HODNIK Big East MELISSA STADELMAN Big East IMANI HARPER Big East MICHELLE ROSSI Big East TARA ROHALL Big East MONICA MACELLARI Big East PITT TOTALS Big East Totals OPPONENTS TOTALS Big East Totals

DATE 8/29 8/30 8/30 9/5 9/5 9/6 9/9 9/12 9/13 9/13 9/16 9/19 9/19 9/20 9/27 9/28 10/4 10/5 10/11 10/12 10/14 10/17 10/24 10/26 11/1 11 7 11 9 11 14 11 16 11 21 11 22

GP 122 57 120 55 115 50 121 56 111 52 115 52 58 27 30 20 76 46 37 16 20 11 115 50 95 48 16 10 122 57 122 57

OPPONENT at KENTUCKY vs. WISCONSIN vs. W. CAROLINA EASTERN KENTUCKY BINGHAMTON OHIO UNIVERSITY Duquesne at LMU vs. UC Irvine vs. San Jose St. at Robert Morris GONZAGA EASTERN MICHIGAN VCU at Villanova at Seton Hall SOUTH FLORIDA GEORGETOWN at DePaul at Notre Dame YOUNGSTOWN STATE WEST VIRGINIA CONNECTICUT ST. JOHN’S at Rutgers LOUISVILLE CINCINNATI at Syracuse at Marquette at Cincinnati at Louisville

MP 31 14 31 14 30 13 31 14 31 14 31 14 21 9 20 11 27 14 24 10 17 9 29 12 30 14 15 9 31 14 31 14

K 430 206 328 140 260 98 170 90 129 64 85 37 47 26 19 15 12 10 14 8 5 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 1502 700 1415 678

SCORE L2 3 L0 3 W3 1 W 3-0 W 3-0 L 1-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 3-2 W 3-1 W 3-2 W 3-2 W 3-2 L 2-3 W 3-2 W 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-1 L 1-3 L 0-3 W 3-1 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 W 3-0 W 3-2 L 1-3

E 193 79 167 78 93 36 59 31 73 24 14 4 18 6 11 8 6 2 16 4 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 655 274 692 332

TA 1210 573 873 362 590 214 416 207 364 161 178 65 123 57 57 45 38 24 63 18 19 13 12 8 15 4 4 2 3962 1753 4033 1853

PCT .196 .222 .184 .171 .238 .290 .267 .285 .154 .248 .399 .508 .236 .351 .140 .156 .158 .333 -0.32 .222 .158 .231 -.083 .000 .000 .250 .250 .000 .214 .243 .179 .187

KPG 3.52 3.61 2.73 2.55 2.26 1.96 1.40 1.61 1.16 1.23 0.74 0.71 0.81 0.96 0.63 0.75 0.16 0.22 0.38 0.50 0.16 0.36 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.06 0.00 12.31 12.28 11.60 11.89

A 39 21 20 10 26 9 14 3 66 35 751 263 2 0 1 1 453 304 2 0 0 0 26 13 7 4 0 0 1407 663 1322 635

SA 26 12 13 4 3 1 21 10 20 6 13 4 0 0 0 0 8 5 2 0 0 0 14 7 5 4 0 0 125 53 127 61

SCORE-BY-GAME 25 23, 19 25, 14 25, 25 22, 19 21 19 25, 19 25, 16 25 26 24, 23 25, 25 22, 25 19 25-13, 25-11, 25-12 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 25-15, 22-25, 11-25, 20-25 17-25, 24-26, 25-10, 19-25 18-25, 13-25, 19-25 20-25, 16-25, 24-26 19-25, 18-25, 21-25 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 24-26, 25-13, 19-25, 25-19, 15-8 19-25, 25-19, 25-19, 24-26, 15-12 25-23, 25-20. 16-25, 25-19 19-25, 15-25, 25-16, 25-15, 15-11 15-25, 21-25, 27-25, 25-16, 15-8 25-23, 27-25, 22-25, 19-25, 15-10 25-14, 25-19, 20-25, 19-25, 12-15 22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-12, 15-3 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 25-20 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-17 25-19, 23-25, 26-28, 23-25 15-25, 18-25, 23-25 25-21, 25-15, 21-25, 25-16 13-25, 16-25, 23-25 12-25, 23-25, 20-25 25-18, 23-25, 21-25, 20-25 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 18-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-14, 15-10 25-21, 20-25, 17-25, 19-25

SE 69 33 42 17 16 6 27 13 34 13 25 6 0 0 2 2 26 18 6 1 0 0 16 8 10 4 0 0 273 121 210 100

DIGS 290 130 169 69 55 24 61 29 189 101 136 40 15 8 12 5 71 46 14 3 2 1 478 188 104 57 3 0 1599 701 1551 651

DPG 2.38 2.28 1.41 1.25 0.48 0.48 0.50 0.52 1.70 1.94 1.18 0.77 0.26 0.30 0.40 0.25 0.93 1.00 0.38 0.19 0.10 0.09 4.16 3.76 1.09 1.19 0.19 0.00 13.11 12.30 12.71 11.42

BS 4 4 6 1 28 14 17 8 2 1 4 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 35 58 23

BA 58 28 21 8 93 44 112 57 39 28 60 24 53 28 3 1 14 10 10 6 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 470 239 361 162

BKAVG 0.51 0.56 0.22 0.16 1.05 1.16 1.07 1.16 0.37 0.56 0.56 0.54 0.97 1.07 0.13 0.10 0.18 0.22 0.30 0.38 0.45 0.55 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.71 1.95 1.82

AMONG THE NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS TEAM HITTING PERCENTAGE 63. PITT 1758 Kills, 736 Errors, 4351 Total Attacks, .235 AVG TEAM BLOCKS PER GAME 63. PITT 113 Games, 113 Block Solos, 385 Block Assists, 2.70 AVG INDIVIDUAL HITTING PERCENTAGE 30. Jessica Moses 113 Games, 239 Kills, 63 Errors, 484 Attacks, .364 AVG INDIVIDUAL DIGS PER GAME 71. Michelle Rossi 112 Games, 565 Digs, 5.04 AVG

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PITT’S 2009 OPPONENTS Belmont University Louisville Tournament Aug. 28 • 5 p.m. Louisville, Ky. Cardinal Arena

Wichita State University Louisville Tournament Aug. 29 • 10 a.m. A Louisville, Ky. Cardinal Arena

University of Arizona Louisville Tournament Aug. 29 • 5 p.m. Louisville, Ky. Cardinal Arena

Location: Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment: 5,017 Nickname: Bruins Conference: Atlantic Sun Home Court: Curb Event Center Series History: Pitt leads, 1-0 Last Meeting: 2000 - Pitt, 3-0 2008 Record: 25-8/16-4 Starters R/L: 5/2 Letterwinners R/L: 9/2 Head Coach: Deane Webb Record at Belmont: 92-60 Career Record: 254-130 Assistant: Tony Howell Volleyball SID: Brian Karst SID Office Phone: (615) 460-8237 SID E-mail: mediarelations2@mail.belmont.edu Web Site: www.belmontbruins.cstv.com

Location: Wichita, Kan. Enrollment: 14,076 Nickname: Shockers Conference: Missouri Valley Home Court: Charles Koch Arena Series History: WSU Leads, 0-1 Last Meeting: 2000 - WSU, 3-1 2008 Record: 30-2/18-0 Starters R/L: 6/0+ libero Letterwinners R/L: 10/2 Head Coach: Chris Lamb Record at WSU: 193-86 Career Record: same Assistants: Jeff Sanders, RJ Abella A Volleyball SID: Larry Rankin SID Office Phone: (316) 978-3265 SID E-mail: tcutler@goshockers.com Web Site: www.goshockers.com

Location: Tucson, Ariz. Enrollment: 53,298 Nickname: Wildcats Conference: Pac-10 Home Court: McKale Center Series History: Tied, 3-3 Last Meeting: 2006-Arizona, 3-0 2008 Record: 13-8/3-6 Starters R/L: N/A Letterwinners R/L: N/A Head Coach: Dave Rubio Record at Arizona: 318-193 Career Record: 440-249 Assistants: Steve Walker, Allison Napier Volleyball SID: Eric Montgomery SID Office Phone: (520) 621-4283 SID E-mail: renning@email.arizona.edu Web Site: http://www.arizonawildcats.com/

Robert Morris University PSU Tournament Sept. 4 • 4 p.m. University Park, Pa. RecHall

University of Buffalo PSU Tournament Sept. 5 • 1 p.m. University Park, Pa. Rec Hall

Penn State University PSU Tournament Sept. 5 •7 p.m. University Park, Pa. Rec Hall

Location: Moon Township, Pa. Enrollment: 5,000 Nickname: Colonials Conference: Northeast Home Court: Charles L. Sewall Center Series History: Pitt Leads, 21-0 Last Meeting: 2008 - Pitt, 3-0 2008 Record: 19-10/8-0 Starters R/L: 4/2+Libero Letterwinners R/L: 9/4 Head Coach: Rob Thomas Record at RMU: 116-71 Career Record: same Assistants: Janette Schneider, Tyler Warden Volleyball SID: Janette Schneider SID Office Phone: (412) 397-2194 SID E-mail: sidga02@rmu.edu Web Site:www.rmucolonials.edu

Location: Buffalo, N.Y. Enrollment: 28,054 Nickname: Bulls Conference: Mid-American Home Court: Alumni Arena Series History: Pitt leads, 7-0 Last Meeting: 2007-Pitt, 3-0 2008 Record: 6-25/1-15 Starters R/L: 5+libero/1 Letterwinners R/L: 13/3 Head Coach: Todd Kress Record at UB: First season Career Record: 255-156 Assistants: Jennifer Horvath, Andreza Santos A Volleyball SID: Brian Wolff SID Office Phone: (716) 645-6993 SID E-mail: bcwolff@buffalo.edu Web Site:www.buffalobulls.com

Location: University Park, Pa. Enrollment: 40,709 Nickname: Nittany Lions Conference: Big Ten Home Court: Rec Hall Series History: PSU leads, 29-19 Last Meeting: 2003 - PSU, 3-1 2008 Record: 38-0/20-0 Starters R/L: 5/3 (2+libero) Letterwinners R/L: 10/3 Head Coach: Russ Rose Record at Penn State: 925-159 Career Record: 925-159 Assistant: Dennis Hohenshelt, Salima Rockwell Volleyball SID: Jen Armson-Dyer SID Office Phone: (814) 865-1757 SID E-mail: jma19@psu.edu Web Site: www.GoPSUsports.com

Baylor University UNM Tournament Sept. 11 • 12:45 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. Johnson Gymnasium

Cal State Fullerton University UNM Tournament Sept. 11 •5:15 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. Johnson Gymnasium

University of New Mexico UNM Tournament Sept. 12 •1:30 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. Johnson Gymnasium

Valparaiso University Pitt Blue/Gold Tournament Sept. 19 • 5 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. Fitzgerald Field House

Location: Waco, Texas Enrollment: 14,541 Nickname: Bears Conference: Big 12 Home Court: Ferrell Center Series History: Tied, 1-1 Last Meeting: 1995- Pitt, 3-1 2008 Record: 18-13/9-11 Starters R/L: 5/0 Letterwinners R/L: 11/1 Head Coach: Jim Barnes Record at Baylor: 77-81 Career Record: 240-179 Assistants: Bryan Bunn, Candice O’Brien Volleyball SID: Chris Yandle SID Office Phone: (254) 710-3638 SID E-mail: christopher_yandle@baylor.edu Web Site: www.baylorbears.com

Location: Fullerton, Calif. Enrollment: 36,000 Nickname: Titans Conference: Big West Home Court: Titan Gymnasium Series History: First Meeting Last Meeting: First Meeting 2008 Record: 17-15/9-7 Starters R/L: 5+Libero/1 Letterwinners R/L: 13/2 Head Coach: Carolyn Zimmerman Record at CSF: 90-119 Career Record: same Assistant: Vinh Nguyen Volleyball SID: Mel Franks SID Office Phone: (714) 278-3981 SID E-mail: mfranks@fullerton.edu Web Site: www.fullertontitans.com/

Location: Albaquerque, N.M. Enrollment: 25,820 Nickname: Lobos Conference: Mountain West Conference Home Court: Johnson Gymnasium Series History: New Miexico leads 3-0 Last Meeting: 1993- New Mexico, 3-1 2008 Record: 22-7/11-5 Starters R/L: 4/2+1 Letterwinners R/L: 10/4 Head Coach: Jeff Nelson Record at New Mexico: 38-20 Career Record: 280-167 Assistants: Steve Hendricks, Lisa Beauchene Volleyball SID: Judy Willson SID Office Phone: (505)925-5851 SID E-mail: jwillson@unm.edu Web Site: www.golobos.com

Location: Valparaiso, Ind. Enrollment: 3,980 Nickname: Crusaders Conference: Horizon League Home Court: Athletics-Recreation Center Series History: First Meeting Last Meeting: First Meeting 2008 Record: 25-7/12-4 Starters R/L: 4/2+libero Letterwinners R/L: 10/3 Head Coach: Carin Avery Record at Valpo: 172-62 Career Record: 227-86 Assistant: Craig Cromwell Volleyball SID: Aaron Leavitt SID Office Phone: (219)464-6953 SID E-mail: Aaron.Leavitt@valpo.edu Web Site: www.valpoathletics.com

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Kent State University Sept. 2 •7 p.m. Kent, Ohio Fitzgerlad Field House Location: Kent, Ohio Enrollment: 33,000 Nickname: Golden Flashes Conference: Mid-American Home Court: Curb Event Center Series History: Pitt leads, 12-1 Last Meeting: 2004 - Pitt, 3-0 2008 Record: 13-18/3-13 Starters R/L: N/A Letterwinners R/L: N/A Head Coach: Glen Conley Record at Kent: 35-28 Career Record: 386-210 Assistants: Tarah Beyer, Ernest Vasquez, Bob MacFarland Volleyball SID: Matthew Lofton SID Office Phone: (330) 672-2254 SID E-mail: mlofton@kent.edu Web Site: http://www.kentstatesports.com/

Duquesne University Sept. 8 •7 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. A.J. Palumbo Center Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment: 10,368 Nickname: Dukes Conference: Atlantic 10 Home Court: A.J. Palumbo Center Series History: Pitt leads 39-3 Last Meeting: 2008 - Duquesne, 3-1 2008 Record: 15-14/3-10 Starters R/L: 3+Libero/2 Letterwinners R/L: 9/3 Head Coach: Steve Opperman Record at Duquesne: 146-180 Career Record: 265-296 Assistant: Gini Ullery, Kellen Petrone, Phil Pauvlinch Volleyball SID: Ryan Gavtorta SID Office Phone: (412) 396-6560 SID E-mail: gavatorta@duq.edu Web Site: www.goduquesne.com

OPPONENTS Maryland-Eastern Shore Pitt Blue/Gold Tournament Sept. 20 •1 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. Fitzgerald Field House

Y Youngstown State Pitt Blue/Gold Tournament P Sept. 20 •5 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. P Fitzgerald Field House F

Marquette Sept.26 • 2 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. Fitzgerald Field House

Syracuse Sept. 27 • 2p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. P Fitzgerald Field House F

Location: Princess Anne, Md. Enrollment: 4,000 Nickname: Lady Hawks Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Home Court: W.P. Hytche Athletic Center Series History: First Metting Last Meeting: First Meeting 2008 Record: 25-9/10-0 Starters R/L: 5/2 Letterwinners R/L: 6/5 Head Coach: Don Metil Record at UMES: 49-13 Career Record: 134-98 Assistant: Eric Hammond Volleyball SID: G. Stan Bradley SID Office Phone: (410) 651-6499 SID E-mail: gsbradley@umes.edu Web Site: www.umeshawks.com

L Location: Youngstown, Ohio Enrollment: 13,712 E Nickname: Penguins N Conference: Horizon League Home Court: Beeghly Center H Series History: Pitt Leads, 13-1 Last Meeting: 2001 - YSU, 3-2 L 2008 Record: 11-17/4-12 Starters R/L: 4+libero/2 Letterwinners R/L: 11/2 L Head Coach: Joe Bonner H Record at YSU: 40-79 R Career Record: same Assistants: Darcy Thompson A Volleyball SID: John Vogel V SID Office Phone: (330) 941-1480 SID E-mail: javogel@ysu.edu Web Site: www.YSUsports.com W

Location: Milwaukee, Wisc. Enrollment: 11,516 Nickname: Golden Eagles Conference: Big East Home Court: Al McGuire Center Series History: Pitt leads, 5-1 Last Meeting: 2008, Pitt 3-0 2008 Record: 11-18/5-9 Starters R/L: 3/3+Libero Letterwinners R/L: 5/8 Head Coach: Bond Shymansky Record at Marquette: First Season Career Record: 172-64 Assistants: Michaela Franklin Craig Dyer Volleyball SID: Michael Wittliff SID Office Phone: (414) 288-7447 SID E-mail: michael.wittliff@marquette.edu Web Site: www.gomarquette.com

L Location: Syracuse, N.Y. E Enrollment: 12,400 Nickname: Orange N Conference: Big East H Home Court: Manley Field House Series History: Pitt leads, 28-8 L Last Meeting: 2008- Syracuse 3-1 2008 Record: 17-15/8-6 Starters R/L: 4-2 L Letterwinners R/L: 11-5 Head Coach: Jing Pu H R Record at SU: 265-172 Career Record: 404-224 A Assistants: Carol LaMarche, Mary Ochmanek Volleyball SID: Susan Bedsworth V SID Office Phone: (315) 443-2608 SID E-mail: suacsid@syr.edu W Web Site: www.suathletics.com

Cincinnati Oct. 3 • 2 p.m. Cincinnati, Ohio Fifth Third Arena

L Louisville Oct. 4 • 2 p.m. L Louisville, Ky. Cardinal Arena

Georgetown Oct. 9 • 7 p.m. W Washington, D.C. M McDonough Gym

South Florida Oct. 11 • 2 p.m. Tampa, Fla. The Corral

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Enrollment: 36,518 Nickname: Bearcats Conference: Big East Home Court: Fifth Third Arena Series History: Pitt leads, 7-5 Last Meeting: 2008- Cincinnati, 3-0 2008 Record: 27-7/12-2 Starters R/L: 4+libero/2 Letterwinners R/L: 7/8 Head Coach: Reed Sunahara -Record at Cincinnati: 207-82 Career Record: 226-122 Assistants: Erin Virtue, Myanna Hellsten Volleyball SID: John Berry SID Office Phone: 513-556-0618 SID E-mail: john.berry@uc.edu Web Site: www.gobearcats.com

L Location: Louisville, Ky. Enrollment: 22,000 E Nickname: Cardinals N Conference: Big East H Home Court: Cardinal Arena Series History: Louisville leads, 8-4 Last Meeting: 2008-Lousiville, 3-1 L 2008 Record: 19-11/11-3 Starters R/L: 2/4 L Letterwinners R/L: 6/5 Head Coach: Leonid Yelin H Record at Louisville: 322-93 R Career Record: 436-129 Assistants: Melissa Starck-Bean, A Craig Bere Volleyball SID: Nancy Worley V SID Office Phone: (502)852-6581 SID E-mail: nasmit01@gwise.louisville.edu Web Site: www.uoflsports.com W

L Location: Washington, D.C. Enrollment: 13,652 E Nickname: Hoyas N Conference: Big East Home Court: McDonough Gym H Series History: Pitt leads, 35-8 Last Meeting: 2008-Georgetown 3-2 L 2008 Record: 14-13/7-7 Starters R/L: N/A Letterwinners R/L: N/A L Head Coach: Arlisa Williams H Record at GU: 27-59 R Career Record: same Assistant: Lynnette Moster, Jake Lawrence A Volleyball SID: Ryan A. Sakamoto V SID Office Phone: (202) 687-5241 SID E-mail: ras228@georgetown.edu Web Site: www.guhoyas.com W

Location: Tampa, Fla. Enrollment: 46,174 Nickname: Bulls Conference: Big East Home Court: The Corral Series History: Pitt leads, 3-1 Last Meeting: 2008, Pitt 3-2 2008 Record: 17-14/7-7 Starters R/L: 5/2 Letterwinners R/L: 11/3 Head Coach: Claire Lessinger Record at USF: 61-83 Career Record: same Assistants: Nikki Shade, Michelle Collier Volleyball SID: Maile Keeney SID Office Phone: (813) 974-0415 SID E-mail: mkeeney@admin.usf.edu Web Site: www.gous ulls.com

Notre Dame Oct. 17• 2 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. Fitzgerald Field House

D DePaul Oct. 18• 1 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. P Fitzgerald Field House F

W Virginia West Oct. 23• 7 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. P Fitzgerald Field House F

St. John’s Oct. 30• 7 p.m. Queens, N.Y. Carnesecca Arena

Location: Notre Dame, Ind. Enrollment: 11,603 Nickname: Fighting Irish Conference: Big East Home Court: Joyce Center Series History: Notre Dame leads, 18-9 Last Meeting: 2008- Pitt, 3-1 2008 Record: 17-14/9-5 Starters R/L: 6/1 Letterwinners R/L: 14-2 Head Coach: Debbie Brown Record at Notre Dame: 424-163 Career Record: 541-246 Assistants: Matthew Botsford, Robin Davis Volleyball SID: Alan Georgei SID Office Phone: (574) 631-3397 SID E-mail: ageorge2@nd.edu Web Site: www.und.com

L Location: Chicago, Ill. Enrollment: 24,352 E Nickname: Blue Demons N Conference: Big East H Home Court: McGarth Arena Series History: Pitt leads, 7-0 Last Meeting: 2008- Pitt, 3-2 L 2008 Record: 7-22/4-10 Starters R/L: 4/2 L Letterwinners R/L: 9/4 Head Coach: Amy Hardison H Record at DePaul: 19-68 R Career Record: same Assistant: Nichole Stahovich A Volleyball SID: Alicia Powers V SID Office Phone: (773) 325-7546 SID E-mail: apowers1@depaul.edu Web Site: www.depaulbluedemons.com W

L Location:Morgantown, W. Va. Enrollment: 27,115 E Nickname: Mountaineers N Conference: Big East H Home Court: WVU Colisseum Series History: Pitt leads, 38-0 Last Meeting: 2008- Pitt, 3-1 L 2008 Record: 7-21/0-14 Starters R/L: N/A L Letterwinners R/L: N/A Head Coach: Veronica Hammersmith H Record at WVU: 563-561 R Career Record: same Assistants: Bakeer Ganes, Ashley Pappas A Volleyball SID: Kelly Tuckwiller V SID Office Phone: (304) 293-2821 SID E-mail: kelly.tuckwiller@mail.wvu.edu Web Site: www.msnsportsnet.com W

L Location: Queens, N.Y. Enrollment: 20,109 E Nickname: Red Storm N Conference: Big East H Home Court: Carnesecca Arena Series History: Pitt leads, 11-5 Last Meeting: 2008- St. John’s, 3-0 L 2008 Record: 22-9/12-2 Starters R/L: 2/4+Libero L Letterwinners R/L: 7/5 Head Coach: Joanne Persico H Record at St. John’s: 314-173 R Career Record: same Assistants: Mario treibit A Li Chen Volleyball SID: Joe Guster V SID Office Phone: (718) 990-1523 SID E-mail: stjcommunications@stjohns.edu Web Site: www.redstormsports.com W

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PITT VS. OPPONENTS Connecticut Nov. 1 • 2 p.m. Storrs, Conn. Gampel Pavilion

Villanova Nov. 8 • 2 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. Fitgerald Field House

Location: Storrs, Conn. Enrollment: 28,667 Nickname: Huskies Conference: Big East Home Court: Gampel Pavilion Series History: Pitt leads 13-8 Last Meeting: 2008 - UConn, 3-1 2008 Record: 21-11/10-4 Starters R/L: 5/2 Letterwinners R/L: 7/3 Head Coach: Holly Strauss-O’Brien Record at UConn: 74-46 Career Record: same Assistant: Eddie Stawinski Volleyball SID: Elizabeth Mayer SID Office Phone: (860) 486-1496 SID E-mail: elizabeth.mayer@uconn.edu Web Site: UConnHuskies.com

Location: Villanova, Pa. Enrollment: 6,240 Nickname: Wildcats Conference: Big East Home Court: Nevin Gymnasium Series History: Pitt Leads, 31-6 Last Meeting: 2008 - Pitt, 3-2 2008 Record: 14-16/5-9 Starters R/L: 4/3 Letterwinners R/L: 9/6 Head Coach: Josh Steinbach Record at Villanova: 31-28 Career Record: same Assistants: Kate Woffindin, Kara Brown Volleyball SID: Megan O’Shea SID Office Phone: (610) 519-5927 SID E-mail: m.e.miller@villanova.edu Web Site: www.villanova.com

Seton Hall Nov. 13 • 5 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. Fitzgerald Field House

Rutgers Nov. 15 • 1 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. Fitzgerald Field House

Location: South Orange, N.J. Enrollment: 9,700 Nickname: Pirates Conference: Big East Home Court: Walsh Gymnasium Series History: Pitt leads, 33-3 Last Meeting: 2008 -Pitt, 3-2 2008 Record: 14-14/6-7 Starters R/L: 4/2 Letterwinners R/L: 8/7 Head Coach: Kris Zeiter Record at Seton Hall: 46-41 Career Record: 76-76 Assistant: Allison Yaeger Volleyball SID: Mike Kowalsky SID Office Phone: (973) 761-9493 SID E-mail: kowalsmi@shu.edu Web Site: www.shupirates.com

Location: New Brunswick, N.J. Enrollment: 52,471 Nickname: Scarlet Knights Conference: Big East Home Court: College Avenue Gymnasium Series History: Pitt leads 26-5 Last Meeting: 2008 - Pitt, 3-1 2008 Record: 2-22/1-13 Starters R/L: 5+libero/1 Letterwinners R/L: 12/3 Head Coach: Jeff “CJ” Werneke Record at Rutgers: 2-22 Career Record: 113-107 Assistants: Jason Donnelly, Lindsey Lee Volleyball SID: Alex Restrepo SID Office Phone: (732) 445-4200 SID E-mail: arestrepo@scarletknights.com Web Site: www.scarletknights.com

PITT PANTHERS VS. ALL CONFERENCES

Conference America East Atlantic 10 (A-10) Atlantic Coast (ACC) Atlantic Sun Big XII Big East Big Sky Big South Big Ten Big West Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Conference USA (C-USA) Horizon League Independents - NCAA Division I Ivy League Metro Atlantic Athletic (MAAC) Mid-American (MAC) Mid-Continent Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Missouri Valley (MVC) Mountain West Northeast (NEC) Ohio Valley (OVC) Pac-10 Patriot League Southeastern (SEC) Southern Southland Southwestern Athletic (SWAC) Sun Belt West Coast (WCC) Western Athletic (WAC)

Record 5-0-0 73-14-0 64-23-0 4-0-0 11-22-1 241-71-0 3-2-0 5-0-0 41-70-0 2-18-0 32-5-0 14-9-0 38-7-0 26-7-0 13-1-0 4-0-0 69-16-0 2-0-0 4-0-0 14-7-0 6-9-0 31-0-0 8-1-0 6-15-1 13-0-0 25-20-0 3-0-0 5-8-0 0-0-0 2-4-0 4-7-0 1-10-1

Win Pct. 1.000 .839 .736 1.000 .338 .772 .600 1.000 .369 .100 .865 .609 .841 .788 .929 1.000 .812 1.000 1.000 .667 .400 1.000 .889 .295 1.000 .556 1.000 .385 ---.333 .363 .083

vs NCAA Div. I opponents vs NCAA Div. II opponents vs NCAA Div. III opponents vs NAIA and other schools vs defunct programs ALL-TIME RECORD

770-348-3 47-12-0 22-3-0 4-0-0 5-0-0 863-378-3

.689 .797 .880 1.000 1.000 .694

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OPPONENTS AKRON: PITTSBURGH LEADS 14-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-2 At Akron: Pittsburgh leads 6-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 5-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

ALABAMA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Alabama: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

AMERICAN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 9-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 5-0 At American: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 9

ARIZONA: SERIES TIED 3-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Arizona: Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: Arizona Leads 2-1 Current Streak: Arizona - 2

ARIZONA STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh -1 At Arizona State: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

ARKANSAS: ARKANSAS LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Arkansas: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

ARKANSAS- LITTLE ROCK: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Arkansas: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh -1

ARKANSAS STATE: ARKANSAS STATE LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Arkansas State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

ASHLAND: PITTSBURGH LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Ashland: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

AUBURN: AUBURN LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Auburn: Auburn leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Auburn leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

BALL STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 5-4 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Ball State: Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: Series tied 3-3 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

BAYLOR: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Baylor: n/a At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

BELMONT: PITTSBURGH 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Belmont: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

BOSTON COLLEGE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 22-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 9-0 At Boston College: Pittsburgh leads 5-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 8-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

BOWLING GREEN PITTSBURGH LEADS 6-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 At Bowling Green: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 6

BRIGHAM YOUNG: BRIGHAM YOUNG LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Brigham Young: Brigham Young leads 1-0

At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Brigham Young - 1

BRIGHAM YOUNG-HAWAII: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Brigham Young-Hawaii: Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Brigham Young-Hawaii - 1

BROWN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Brown: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

BUFFALO: PITTSBURGH LEADS 6-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 At Buffalo: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 6

BUTLER: BUTLER LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Butler: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

CALIFORNIA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At California: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

CALIFORNIA (PA) (PA): PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At California (Pa): n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

CALIFORNIA-IRVINE: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At California-Irvine: California-Irvine leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

CALIFORNIA-POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO: CALIFORNIA-POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At California-Poly San Luis Obispo: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA: CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: California-Santa Barbara leads 2-0 At California-Santa Barbara: n/a At Neutral Sites: California-Santa Barbara leads 2-0 Current Streak: California-Santa Barbara - 2

CAL STATE-NORTHRIDGE: CAL STATE-NORTHRIDGE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Cal State-Northridge: Cal State-Northridge leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Cal State-Northridge - 1

CALVIN COLLEGE: CALVIN COLLEGE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Calvin College: n/a At Neutral Sites: Calvin College leads 1-0 Current Streak: Calvin College - 1

CAMPBELL: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Campbell: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

CARNEGIE MELLON: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Carnegie Mellon: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY: CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Catholic University: n/a At Neutral Sites: Catholic University leads 1-0 Current Streak: Catholic University - 1

CCAC: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At CCAC: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Central Michigan: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 4-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Charleston Southern: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

CINCINNATI: PITTSBURGH LEADS 7-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Leads 2-1 At Cincinnati: Series tied 2-2 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

CLARION: PITTSBURGH LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Clarion: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

CLEMSON: CLEMSON LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Clemson: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

CLEVELAND STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 12-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Cleveland State: Pittsburgh leads 4-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 6-2 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

COASTAL CAROLINA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Coastal Carolina: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

COLORADO: COLORADO LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Colorado: Colorado leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Colorado - 1

COLORADO STATE: COLORADO STATE 2-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Colorado State: Colorado State leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Colorado State - 2

CONNECTICUT: PITTSBURGH LEADS 12-7 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 8-3 At Connecticut: Connecticut leads 4-3 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

DARTMOUTH: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Dartmouth: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

DAYTON: DAYTON LEADS: 3-1 At Pittsburgh: Dayton leads 2-0 At Dayton: n/a At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Dayton - 2

DELAWARE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 11-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Delaware: Pittsburgh leads 4-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 6-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh g -9 DEPAUL: PITTSBURGH LEADS 5-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Depaul: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh -5

DREXEL: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Drexel: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

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PITT VS. OPPONENTS DUKE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 6-3At Pittsburgh: Duke leads 2-0 At Duke: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 5-1 Current Streak: Duke - 1

DUQUESNE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 38-2 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 16-0 At Duquesne: Pittsburgh leads 17-2 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 5-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 5

EAST STROUDSBURG: EAST STROUDSBURG LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At East Stroudsburg: n/a At Neutral Sites: East Stroudsburg leads 2-1 Current Streak: East Stroudsburg - 2

EAST TENNESSEE STATE STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Eest Tennessee State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

EASTERN ILLINOIS: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Eastern Illinois: n/a At Neutral Sites: Series Tied 1-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

EASTERN KENTUCKY: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Eastern Kentucky: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

EASTERN MICHIGAN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Eastern Michigan: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 Current Streak: Eastern Michigan - 1

EDINBORO: PITTSBURGH LEADS 8-2 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 At Edinboro: Pittsburgh leads 4-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 6

FAIRMONT STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Fairmont State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

FLORIDA: FLORIDA LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Florida: Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Florida - 1

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL: FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Florida International: Florida International leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Florida International - 1

FLORIDA STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-2 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Florida State: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: Florida State leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Franklin & Marshall: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

FRESNO STATE: FRESNO STATE LEADS 2-0-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Fresno State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Fresno State leads 2-0-1 Current Streak: Fresno State - 2

GALLAUDET: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Gallaudet: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

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GEORGE MASON GEORGE MASON LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: George Mason leads 1-0 At George Mason: n/a At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: George Mason - 2

GEORGE WASHINGTON: PITTSBURGH LEADS 8-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 4-1 At George Washington: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-2 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

GEORGETOWN GEORGETOWN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 35-6 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 11-2 At Georgetown: Pittsburgh leads 9-2 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 15-2 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 5

GEORGIA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Georgia: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Georgia - 1

GROVE CITY PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Grove City: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

HARVARD: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Harvard: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

HAWAII: HAWAII LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Hawaii: Hawaii leads 3-0 At Neutral Sites: Hawaii leads 1-0 Current Streak: Hawaii - 4

HAWAII-HILO: HAWAII-HILO LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Hawaii-Hilo: Hawaii-Hilo leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Hawaii-Hilo - 2

HOFSTRA HOFSTRA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 8-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 5-0 At Hofstra: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

HOUSTON: HOUSTON LEADS 6-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Houston: Houston leads 4-0 At Neutral Sites: Houston leads 2-0 Current Streak: Houston - 1

HOWARD HOWARD: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh 2-0 At Howard: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

IDAHO: IDAHO LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Idaho leads 1-0 At Idaho: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Idaho - 1

IDAHO STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Idaho State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

ILLINOIS: ILLINOIS LEADS 3-2 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Illinois: Illinois leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Series tied 2-2 Current Streak: Illinois - 1

ILLINOIS-CHICAGO: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Illinois-Chicago: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

ILLINOIS STATE: ILLINOIS STATE LEADS 4-3 At Pittsburgh: n/a

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At Illinois State: Illinois State leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-2 Current Streak: Illinois State - 1

IMMACULATA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Immaculata: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

INDIANA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: Series tied 1-1 At Indiana: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

INDIANA (PA): PITTSBURGH LEADS 6-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 At Indiana (Pa): Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

INDIANAPOLIS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Indianapolis: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

INDIANA STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 4-1 At Pittsburgh: Series tied 1-1 At Indiana State: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

IOWA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Iowa: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

IOWA STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Iowa State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

JAMES MADISON: PITTSBURGH LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At James Madison: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

KANSAS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: Kansas leads 1-0 At Kansas: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

KANSAS STATE: KANSAS STATE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Kansas State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

KELLOGG C.C.: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Kellogg C.C.: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

KENT STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 12-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 5-0 At Kent State: Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 6-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

KENTUCKY: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-2 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Kentucky: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-2 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

LAMAR: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Lamar: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

LASALLE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At LaSalle: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

OPPONENTS LEHIGH PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Lehigh: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh -1

MEMPHIS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Memphis: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

NEW HAMPSHIRE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At New Hampshire: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh – 1

LEWIS LEWIS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Lewis: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

C MERCER PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Mercer: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh Leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh – 1

NEW MEXICO MEXICO: NEW MEXICO LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At New Mexico: New Mexico leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: New Mexico leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

LONG BEACH STATE: LONG BEACH STATE LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: Long Beach State leads 2-0 At Long Beach State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Long Beach State leads 2-0 Current Streak: Long Beach State - 2

MERCYHURST: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Mercyhurst: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

NEW MEXICO STATE: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At New Mexico State: New Mexico State leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: New Mexico State - 1

LONG ISLAND: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 At Long Island: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

MIAMI (FL): PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Miami (Fla.): Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

NI G NIAGARA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Niagara: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

LOUISIANA STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 4-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Louisiana State: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-1 Current Streak: Louisiana State - 1

MIAMI (OH): PITTSBURGH LEADS 4-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-1 At Miami (Ohio): Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Miami - 1

NICHOLLS STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Nicholls State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

LOUISVILLE: LOUISVILLE LEADS 6-4 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 At Louisville: Louisville leads 2-1 At Neutral Sites: Louisville leads 3-1 Current Streak: Louisville - 3

MICHIGAN: MICHIGAN LEADS 3-2 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Michigan: Michigan leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 Current Streak: Michigan - 2

NORTH CAROLINA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 7-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At North Carolina: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 4-2 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

LOYOLA (CHICAGO): PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-2 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 At Loyola (Chicago): n/a At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Loyola (Chicago) - 1

MICHIGAN STATE: MICHIGAN STATE LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: Michigan State leads 2-0 At Michigan State: Michigan State leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Michigan State leads 1-0 Current Streak: Michigan State - 4

NORTH CAROLINA-ASHEVILLE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At North Carolina Asheville: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

LOYOLA (MARYLAND): PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Loyola (Maryland): n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

MINNESOTA: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Minnesota: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Minnesota leads 1-0 Current Streak: Minnesota leads - 1

NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At North Carolina A&T State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT: LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Loyola Marymount: Loyola Marymount leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Loyola Marymount - 1

MADISON COLLEGE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Madison College: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

MANHATTAN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Manhattan: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

MARQUETTE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Marquette: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Marquette -1

MARSHALL: PITTSBURGH LEADS 5-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 At Marshall: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Marshall -1

MARYLAND: PITTSBURGH LEADS 12-9 At Pittsburgh: Maryland 3-2 At Maryland: Maryland leads 4-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 10-2 Current Streak: Maryland - 1

MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Maryland Baltimore County: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

MISSISSIPPI: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: Mississippi leads 1-0 At Mississippi: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SS SS S MISSISSIPPI STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Mississippi State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

MISSOURI: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Missouri: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

MONTANA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Montana: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

MOREHEAD STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Morehead State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

NAVY: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Navy: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

NEBRASKA: NEBRASKA LEADS 12-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Nebraska: Nebraska leads 3-0 At Neutral Sites: Nebraska leads 9-0 Current Streak: Nebraska - 12

NORTH CAROLINA STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At North Carolina State: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

NORTH TEXAS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At North Texas State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

NORTHEASTERN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Northeastern: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

NORTHERN ARIZONA: NORTHERN ARIZONA LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Northern Arizona: Northern Arizona Leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Northern Arizona - 1

NORTHERN ILLINOIS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Northern Illinois: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

NORTHERN KENTUCKY KENTUCKY: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Leads 2-0 At Northern Kentucky: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

NORTHERN MICHIGAN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Northern Michigan: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

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PITT VS. OPPONENTS NORTHWESTERN: NORTHWESTERN LEADS 3-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Northwestern: Northwestern leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Northwestern leads 2-1 Current Streak: Northwestern - 3 Current Streak: Pacific - 5

NOTRE DAME: NOTRE DAME LEADS 18-7 At Pittsburgh: Notre Dame leads 5-4 At Notre Dame: Notre Dame leads 7-2 At Neutral Sites: Notre Dame leads 6-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

OBERLIN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Oberlin: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

OHIO: SERIES TIED 3-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Ohio: Ohio leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Ohio leads 2-1 Current Streak: Ohio - 1

OHIO NORTHERN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Ohio Northern: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

PRINCETON: PITTSBURGH LEADS 5-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Princeton: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 4-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

PROVIDENCE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 25-7 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 7-3 At Providence: Pittsburgh leads 6-2 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 12-2 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

PURDUE: PURDUE LEADS 8-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Purdue: Purdue leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: Purdue leads 6-0 Current Streak: Purdue - 8

QUEENS COLLEGE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Queens College: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh 1

RADFORD: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Radford: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh -1

OHIO STATE: OHIO STATE LEADS 11-9 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-2 At Ohio State: Ohio State leads 6-2 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 4-3 Current Streak: Ohio State - 1

RHODE ISLAND: PITTSBURGH LEADS 11-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 At Rhode Island: Pittsburgh leads 3-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 5-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

ORAL ROBERTS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Oral Roberts: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

RICE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Rice: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

OREGON: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Oregon: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

ROBERT MORRIS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 19-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 9-0 At Robert Morris: Pittsburgh leads 8-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 19

OREGON STATE: OREGON STATE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Oregon State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Oregon State leads 1-0 Current Streak: Oregon State - 1

RUTGERS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 24-5 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 9-3 At Rutgers: Pittsburgh leads 6-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 9-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 5

OTTAWA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Ottawa: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SACRAMENTO STATE: SACRAMETO STATE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Sacramento State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

PACIFIC: PACIFIC LEADS 5-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Pacific: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pacific leads 5-0 Current Streak: Pacific - 5

ST. BONAVENTURE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At St. Bonaventure: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

PENN STATE: PENN STATE LEADS 29-19 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 11-10 At Penn State: Penn State leads 15-3 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 5-4 Current Streak: Penn State - 12

ST. FRANCIS (PA): PITTSBURGH LEADS 8-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 7-0 At St. Francis (Pa): n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 8

PENNSYLVANIA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 5-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Pennsylvania: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 5

ST. JOHN’S: PITTSBURGH LEADS 11-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-1 At St. John’s: Pittsburgh leads 6-2 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: St. John’s - 2

PEPPERDINE PEPPERDINE: PEPPERDINE LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Pepperdine: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pepperdine leads 2-1 Current Streak: Pepperdine - 1

PORTLAND: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Portland: n/a At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh -1

SAINT LOUIS: SAINT LOUIS LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Saint Louis: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SALISBURY STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 5-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Salisbury State: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 5

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SAM HOUSTON STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Sam Houston State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At San Diego: n/a At Neutral Sites: San Diego leads 1-0 Current Streak: San Diego - 1

SAN DIEGO STATE: SAN DIEGO STATE LEADS 3-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At San Diego State: San Diego State leads 3-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At San Francisco: n/a At Neutral Sites: San Francisco leads 1-0 Current Streak: San Francisco1- 1

SAN JOSE STATE: SAN JOSE STATE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At San Jose State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SAVANNAH STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Savannah State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SETON HALL: PITTSBURGH LEADS 31-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 12-1 At Seton Hall: Pittsburgh leads 9-2 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 10-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

SETON HILL: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Seton Hill: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SHIPPENSBURG: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Shippensburg: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SLIPPERY ROCK: PITTSBURGH LEADS 7-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 4-0 At Slippery Rock: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 4

SOUTH CAROLINA: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At South Carolina: n/a At Neutral Sites: series tied 1-1 Current Streak: South Carolina - 1

SOUTH FLORIDA PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At South Florida: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh – 2

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Southeast Missouri State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh -1

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Southern Connecticut State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: PITTSBURGH LEADS 6-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Southern Illinois: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 4-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 6

OPPONENTS SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE: SERIES 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Southwest Missouri State: Southwest Missouri State leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Southwest Missouri State - 1

STANFORD: STANFORD LEADS 4-0 At Pittsburgh: Stanford leads 1-0 At Stanford: n/a At Neutral Sites: Stanford leads 3-0 Current Streak: Stanford - 4

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Nichols State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Stephen F. Austin leads 1-0 Current Streak: Stephen F. Austin - 1

SUNY BINGHAMTON: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At SUNY Binghamton: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SUNY BROCKPORT: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At SUNY Brockport: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

SUNY BROOKLYN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At SUNY Brooklyn: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SUNY BUFFALO: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At SUNY Buffalo: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SUNY CORTLAND: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At SUNY Cortland State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

SUNY FREDONIA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At SUNY Fredonia State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

SYRACUSE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 28-4 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 12-0 At Syracuse: Pittsburgh leads 5-4 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 11-1 Current Streak: Syracuse -2

TCU: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At TCU: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

TEMPLE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 12-3 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Temple: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 8-3 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 12

TENNESSEE: SERIES TIED 8-8 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 At Tennessee: Tennessee leads 4-3 At Neutral Sites: Series tied 3-3 Current Streak: Tennessee - 2

TENNESEE-MARTIN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Tennessee-Martin: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

TEXAS: TEXAS LEADS 3-1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Texas: n/a At Neutral Sites: Texas leads 3-1-1 Current Streak: Texas - 3

TEXAS A&M: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-2 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Texas A&M: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-2 Current Streak: Texas A&M - 1

WASHINGTON STATE: WASHINGTON STATE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Washington State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Washington State leads 1-0 Current Streak: Washington State - 1

TEXAS-ARLINGTON: TEXAS-ARLINGTON LEADS 7-2 At Pittsburgh: Texas-Arlington leads 1-0 At Texas-Arlington: Texas Arlington leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Texas Arlington leads 5-2 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

WAYNE STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Wayne State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 g -1 Current Streak: Pittsburgh

TEXAS TECH: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: Texas Tech leads 1-0 At Texas Tech: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Texas Tech - 1

TOLEDO PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 At Toledo: n/a At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

TULANE: SERIES TIED 1-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Tulane: n/a At Neutral Sites: Series tied 1-1 Current Streak: Tulane - 1

UAB: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At UAB: Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

UCLA: UCLA LEADS 3-0-1 At Pittsburgh: UCLA leads 1-0 At UCLA: n/a At Neutral Sites: UCLA leads 2-0-1 Current Streak: UCLA - 3

UC Irvine: PITTSBRUGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At UC Irvine: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh – 1

USC: USC LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At USC: USC leads 2-0 At Neutral Sites: USC leads 1-0 Current Streak: USC - 3

UTAH: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Utah: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

UTAH STATE: UTAH STATE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Utah State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Utah State leads 1-0 Current Streak: Utah State - 1

VILLANOVA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 29-6 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 10-2 At Villanova: Pittsburgh leads 9-4 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 10-0 Current Streak: Villanova - 2

VIRGINIA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 5-1 At Pittsburgh: Series tied 1-1 At Virginia: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Virginia - 1

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Virginia Commonwealth: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 3

VIRGINIA TECH: PITTSBURGH LEADS 3-2 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech leads 2-1 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Virginia Tech - 1

New Look, Same Expectations

WEBER STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Weber State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

WEST LIBERTY: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At West Liberty: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

WEST VIRGINIA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 36-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 16-0 At West Virginia: Pittsburgh leads 15-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 5-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 36

WESTERN CAROLINA: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Western Carolina: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads - 2 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

WESTERN MICHIGAN: PITTSBURGH LEADS 7-2 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-1 At Western Michigan: Pittsburgh leads 3-1 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

WILLIAM & MARY: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-1 At Pittsburgh: n/a At William & Mary: William & Mary leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: William & Mary - 1

WILLIAM PATTERSON: PITTSBURGH LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At William Patterson: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

WISCONSIN LEADS 5-3 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Wisconsin: Series tied 1-1 At Neutral Sites: Wisconsin leads 4-2 Current Streak: Wisconsin - 4

WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Wisconsin-Green Bay: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

WICHITA STATE: WITICHA STATE LEADS 1-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Wichita State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 1

WRIGHT STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 5-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 At Wright State: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 3-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 5

WYOMING: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Wyoming: Pittsburgh leads 1-0 At Neutral Sites: n/a Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

XAVIER: PITTSBURGH LEADS 2-0 At Pittsburgh: n/a At Xavier: n/a At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 2-0 Current Streak: Pittsburgh - 2

YOUNGSTOWN STATE: PITTSBURGH LEADS 13-1 At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 6-1 At Youngstown State: Pittsburgh leads 4-0 At Neutral Sites: Pittsburgh leads 4-0 Current Streak: Youngstown State -1

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PITT HISTORY KILLS

Match..................................... 37 Season ................................. 555 Career ............................... 1,815 3GM .......................................26 ..........................................26 ..........................................26 4GM .......................................34 5GM ....................................... 37 Team ......................................93

DIGS

Match.....................................38 Season ..................................713 Career ...............................2,424 3GM .......................................28 ..........................................28 ..........................................28 4GM .......................................38 5GM ....................................... 33 Team ....................................124

ATTEMPTS

Match.....................................90 Season .............................. 1,538 Career ...............................4,196 3GM ....................................... 72 4GM ...................................... 74 5GM .......................................90 Team ....................................259

Ann Marie Lucanie vs. Auburn (9-13-91) Wendy Hatlestad (2003) Ann Marie Lucanie (1990-93) Gini Ullery vs. Robert Morris (10-12-04) Ann Marie Lucanie vs. Auburn (10-30-92) Julie Sheils vs. Western Michigan (10-14-89) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Rutgers (11-9-01) Ann Marie Lucanie vs. Auburn (9-13-91) vs. Louisville (11-12-93), vs. Notre Dame (10-8-00) -8-00)

Gini Ullery

Megan McGrane vs. Dayton (9-25-04) Megan McGrane (2004) Megan McGrane (2002-05) Megan McGrane vs. Villanova (10-24-04) Megan McGrane vs. West Virginia (10-17-04)) Megan McGrane vs. Portland (9-3-04) Megan McGrane vs. Dayton (9-25-04) Megan McGrane vs. Syracuse (11-18-05) vs. Sacramento State (9-15-95)

Stacy Renick vs. Boston College (10-1-00) Gini Ullery (2004) Gini Ullery (2001-05) Gini Ullery vs. Notre Dame (11-12-04) Stacy Renick vs. Missouri State (10-14-00) Stacy Renick vs. Boston College (10-1-00) vs. Sacramento State (9-15-95)

HITTING PERCENTAGE (MINIMUM MUM 10 0 KILLS/MATCH) Match................................(.865) Season ............................. (.400) Career ...............................(.363) 3GM ................................. (.846) 4GM ................................. (.680) 5GM ..................................(.865) Team .................................(.691)

SOLO BLOCKS Match.......................................7 Season ................................... 51 Career .................................. 153 3GM .........................................5 4GM .........................................6 5GM .........................................7 Team ...................................... 17

Michele Adamson vs. Akron (9-2-89) (13 K, 0 E, 15 A) Megan Miller (2002) Megan Miller (2000-04) April Puzauskas vs. Savannah St. (9-13-02) (11K, 0E, 13A) Megan Miller vs. Georgetown (9-28-02) (18K, 1E, 25A) Michele Adamson vs. Akron (9-2-89) (13 K, 0 E, 15 A) vs. Savannah State (9-13-02) (43K, 5E, 55A)

Megan Miller vs. Notre Dame (11-16-03) Jennie Driscoll (1996) Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Dee MacAulay vs. Wright State (10-7-89) Kelly Matheis vs. Texas-Arlington (10-28-89) Megan Miller vs. Notre Dame (11-16-03) vs. Duke (10-17-90)

Megan Miller

Jennie Driscoll

BLOCK ASSISTS Match..................................... 15 Season ................................. 147 Career ..................................386 3GM .........................................9 ............................................9 ............................................9 4GM ....................................... 15 5GM .......................................12 Team ......................................42

Michele Adamson vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Dee MacAulay (1989) Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Michele Adamson vs. Kent State (9-8-90) Kim Kern vs. Seton Hall (10-29-06) Jessica Moses vs. Western Carolina (8-26-06) Michele Adamson vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Jessica Moses vs. Cincinnati (11-3-06) vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90

TOTAL BLOCKS Match..................................... 15 Season ................................. 167 Career .................................. 539 3GM ....................................... 11 4GM ....................................... 15 5GM .......................................12 ..........................................12 Team ......................................45

Michelle Adamson

ASSISTS

Match.....................................80 Season .............................. 1,652 Career ................................4,727 3GM .......................................62 4GM .......................................80 5GM .......................................79 Team ......................................90

SERVICE ACES

Jenelle Lantagne

Match.......................................8 ............................................8 Season ................................... 72 Career .................................. 152 ........................................ 152 3GM .........................................8 4GM .........................................6 ............................................6 ............................................6 5GM .........................................8 Team ......................................20

New Look, Same Expectations N

Michele Adamson vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Michele Adamson (1990) Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Heather Ha vs. Robert Morris (9-18-01) Michele Adamson vs. Southern Illinios (10-26-90) Megan Miller vs. Notre Dame (11-16-03) Jessica Moses vs. Cincinnati (11-3-06) vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90)

Carrie Norris vs. Notre Dame (10-8-00) Jenelle Lantagne (1989) Carrie Norris (1999-2002) Jenelle Lantagne vs. Arizona State (10-27-89) Carrie Norris vs. Notre Dame (10-8-00) Carrie Norris vs. Virginia Tech (11-10-02) vs. Notre Dame (10-8-00)

Diana Andreyko vs. Florida State (9-3-05) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Savannah State (9-13-02) Dee MacAulay (1989) Annemarie Mernagh (1991-94) Dee MacAulay (1989-91) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Savannah State (9-13-02) Carrie Thornton vs. Providence (10-3-92), Julie Sheils vs. Syracuse (11-19-89), Kelly Matheis vs. Memphis State (9-8-89) Diana Andreyko vs. Florida State (9-3-05) vs. Savannah State (9-13-02)

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PITT HISTORY/TRADITION SOLO BLOCKS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

153 95 92 88 62 59 58 57 56 54

Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Megan Dooley (2006-) Megan Miller (2000-04) Jenna Birkel (1996-1999) Dee MacAulay (1989-91) Jessica Moses (2005-) Peggy Meinhart (1996-99) Sue Zonneville (1989-91) Diana Andreyko (2004-07) Jen Nickels (1997-2000)

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

412 386 382 296 285 267 257 230 200 198

Jessica Moses (2005-) Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Dee MacAulay (1989-91) Peggy Meinhart (1996-99) Sarah Mikla (1992-95) Meagan Dooley (2006-) Jenna Birkel (1996-99) Stephanie Dufresne (1994-96) Melanie Gustafson (1990-94) Megan Miller (2000-04)

TOTAL BLOCKS

Carrie Norris

Diana Andreyko

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

539 464 444 362 354 345 333 290 263 251

Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Jessica Moses (2005-) Dee MacAulay (1989-91) Meagan Dooley (2006-) Peggy Meinhart (1996-99) Jenna Birkel (1996-99) Sarah Mikla (1992-95) Megan Miller (2000-04) Stephanie Dufresne (1994-96) Melanie Gustafson (1990-94)

Megan McGrane

KILLS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1,852 1,815 1,681 1,487 1,417 1,261 1,239 1,209 1,207 1,042

DIGS Diana Andreyko (2004-07) Ann Marie Lucanie (1990-93) Wendy Hatlestad (2000-03) Gini Ullery (2001-05) Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Marcia Thiesen (1997-2000) Megan Miller (2000-04) Sarah Mikla (1992-95) Sara Mitchell (1992-95) Jenna Birkel (1996-1999)

ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8. 10.

4,946 4,196 4,144 4,085 3,718 3,449 3,274 3,131 2,613 2,560

Diana Andreyko (2004-07) Gini Ullery (2001-05) Wendy Hatlestad (2000-03) Ann Marie Lucanie (1990-93) Sara Mitchell (1992-95) Marcia Thiesen (1997-2000) Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Sarah Mikla (1992-95) Kelly Campbell (2004-08) Megan Miller (2001-04)

HITTING PCT. *MIN. 2 YEARS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

.363 351 .321 .314 .308 .306 .292 .290 .289 .286 .286

Megan Miller (2000-04) Sue Zonneville (1989-91) Jennie Driscoll (1993-96) Azadeh Boroumand (2003-06) Ann Marie Lucanie (1990-93) Michele Adamson (1989-90) Stephanie Dufresne (1994-96) Jen Nickels (1997-2000) Jenna Birkel (1996-99) Jenelle Lantagne (1989-90) Nicole Taurence (2004-08)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2,424 1,530 1,492 1,480 1,266 1,109 1,089 1,062 1,024 955

Megan McGrane (2002-05) Michelle Rossi (2006-) Sara Mitchell (1992-95) Ann Marie Lucanie (1990-93) Marcia Thiesen (1997-00) Annemarie Mernagh (1991-94) Diana Andreyko (2004-07) Dee MacAulay (1989-91) Gini Ullery (2001-05) Carrie Norris (1999-2002)

Jessica Moses

SERVICE ACES 1.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

152 152 148 137 130 119 111 110 104 99

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. 7. 8. 9. 10.

4,727 4,456 3,931 3,200 3,116 2.229 1,898 1,883 1,114 981

Dee MacAulay (1989-91) Annemarie Mernagh (1991-94) Ann Marie Lucanie (1990-93) Carrie Norris (1999-2002) Jenna Birkel (1996-99) Diana Andreyko (2004-07) Jenelle Lantagne (1989-90) Sara Mitchell (1992-95) Marcia Thiesen (1997-2000) Carrie Thornton (1990-94)

Carrie Norris (1999-2002) Annemarie Mernagh (1991-94) Stephanie Dufresne (1994-96) Azadeh Boroumand (2003-06) Jenelle Lantagne (1989-90) Nicole Taurence (2005-08) Lindsey Macke (2001-04) Tara Haefner (1995-98) Lisa Riggle (1997-00) Emily Burke (2007)

Marcia Thiesen

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PITT HISTORY DIGS KILLS 37 36 34 34 34 33 31 30 30 30 30

Ann Marie Lucanie vs. Auburn (9-13-91) Stephanie Ross vs. Syracuse (10-22-06) Diana Andreyko vs. Rutgers (9-25-05) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Rutgers (11-9-01) Julie Sheils vs. Western Michigan (9-16-89) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Duquesne (10-23-01) Ann Marie Lucanie vs. Providence (10-2-93) Kelly Campbell vs. Notre Dame (9-22-07) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Oregon State (11-28-03) Gini Ullery vs. Syracuse (11-14-04) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Ball State (8-31-01)

ATTEMPTS 90 88 78 74 74 74 72 72 72 71 70 70

Stacy Renick vs. Boston College (10-1-00) Gini Ullery vs. Syracuse (11-14-04) Stacy Renick vs. Arkansas (9-8-00) Diana Andreyko vs. Rutgers (9-25-04) Wendy Hatlestad vs. George Mason (10-21-01) Stacy Renick vs. Southwest Missouri State (10-14-00) Gini Ullery vs. Notre Dame (11-12-04) Marcia Thiesen vs. Boston College (10-1-00) Sara Mitchell vs. Sacramento State (9-15-95) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Syracuse (11-15-03) Stephanie Ross vs. Syracuse (10-22-06) Stacy Renick vs. Syracuse (10-7-00)

HITTING PERCENTAGE .865 .846 .792 .765 .765 .750 .733 .733 .733 .722 .722 .714 .706 .706

Michele Adamson vs. Akron (9-2-89) (13 K, 0 E, 15 TA) April Puzauskas vs. Savannah State (9-13-02) (11 K, 0 E, 13 TA) Megan Miller vs. Providence (9-27-03) (19 K, 0 E. 24 TA) Megan Miller vs. Charleston Southern (9-20-02) (13 K, 0 E, 17 TA) Sue Zonneville vs. Georgetown (11-2-91) (13 K, 0 E, 17 TA) Heather Haff vs. Seton Hall (11-4-00) (15 K, 0 E, 20 TA) Azadeh Boriymand vs. SE Missouri State (8-25-06) (11 K, 0 E, 15 TA)

Jennie Driscoll vs. Boston College (10-15-95) (11 K, 0 E, 15 TA) Jennie Driscoll vs. Georgetown (11-5-94) (11 K, 0 E, 15 TA) Carrie Thornton vs. Illinois State (9-3-94) (13 K, 0 E, 18 TA) Dee MacAulay vs. Duquesne (9-11-90) (13 K, 0 E, 18 TA) Heather Haff vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (10-11-00) (10 K, 0 E, 14 TA) Sue Zonneville vs. Youngstown State (11-1-89) (12 K, 0 E, 17 TA) Jessica Moses vs. Buffalo (9-8-07) (12 K, 0 E, 17 TA)

38 36 36 33 33 32 32 32 32 32

Megan McGrane vs. Dayton (9-25-04) Megan McGrane vs. West Virginia (10-14-05) Megan McGrane vs. Duke (8-29-03) Megan McGrane vs. Syracuse (11-18-05) Megan McGrane vs. Akron (9-6-03) Michelle Rossi vs. Marquette (10-27-07) Megan McGrane vs. Notre Dame (11-6-05) Sara Mitchell vs. Providence (10-13-95) Ann Marie Lucanie vs. Penn State (8-30-91) Michelle Rossi vs. Eastern Michigan (9-19-08)

ASSISTS 80 79 76 76 73 73 72 72 71 71 71

Carrie Norris vs. Notre Dame (10-8-00) Carrie Norris vs. Virginia Tech (11-10-02) Annemarie Mernagh vs. Louisville (11-12-93) Jenelle Lantagne vs. Georgetown (11-18-90) Annemarie Mernagh vs. Connecticut (11-1-92) Jenelle Lantagne vs. Texas-Arlington (11-10-90) Stephanie Dufresne vs. Sacramento State (9-15-95) Jenelle Lantagne vs. Hofstra (11-5-89) Azadeh Boroumand vs. Syracuse (10-22-06) Annemarie Mernagh vs. George Washington (12-1-93) Jenelle Lantagne vs. Akron (11-1-89)

SERVICE ACES 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Diana Andreyko vs. Florida State (9-3-05) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Savannah State (9-13-02) Stephanie Ross vs. New Hampshire (8-27-05) Lindsey Macke vs. Ball State (8-31-01) Stacy Renick vs. Belmont (10-13-00) Marcia Thiesen vs. Arkansas (9-8-00) Annemarie Mernagh vs. Michigan State (9-10-94) Carrie Thornton vs. Providence (10-3-92) Carrie Thornton vs. Boston College (10-2-92) Julie Sheils vs. Syracuse (11-19-89) Kelly Matheis vs. Memphis State (9-8-89) Dee MacAulay vs. Akron (9-2-89)

TOTAL BLOCKS 15 14 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

Michele Adamson vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Jennie Driscoll vs. West Virginia (11-3-96) Hannah Swysgood vs. Georgetown (10-5-08) Jessica Moses vs. Cincinnati (11-3-06) Megan Miller vs. Notre Dame (11-16-03) Melanie Gustafson vs. Notre Dame (12-4-94) Dee MacAulay vs. Akron (11-1-89) Meagan Dooley vs. Cincinnati (11-21-08) vs Villanova (10-1-06) Kim Kern vs. Ha vs. Robert Morris (9-18-01) Heather Haff Sue Zonneville Zonnev vs. Texas-Arlington (11-10-90) Sue Zonneville Zonnev vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Dee MacAulay MacAu vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Jessica McDonald McD vs. North Carolina (9-10-04)

SOLO BLOCKS 7 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Megan Miller vs. Notre Dame (11-16-03) Jennie Driscoll vs. Seton Hall (11-21-93) Kelly Matheis vs. Texas-Arlington (10-28-89) Jen Nickels vs. Notre Dame (11-21-98) Dee MacAulay vs. Duke (10-17-90) Dee MacAulay vs. Wright State (10-7-89) Megan Dooley vs. RMU (10-16-07) Megan Dooley vs. St. John’s (9-29-07) Wendy Hatlestad vs. Rutgers (10-26-03) Megan Miller vs. St. John’s (10-12-03) Heather Haff vs. Alabama (9-1-01) Heather Haff vs. New Mexico State (8-31-01) Marcia Thiesen vs. St. John’s (10-10-99) Peggy Meinhart vs. Syracuse (10-19-96) Jennie Driscoll vs. Rutgers (10-13-96) Jennie Driscoll vs. Louisville (11-12-93) Jennie Driscoll vs. Colorado State (10-22-93) Sara Mitchell vs. Maryland (11-8-92)

BLOCK ASSISTS 15 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Michele Adamson vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Hannah Swysgood vs. Georgetown (10-5-08) Jessica Moses vs. Cincinnati (11-3-06) Kim Kern vs. Villanova (10-1-06) Karen Reisiger vs. Notre Dame (11-9-97) Sue Zonneville vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Dee MacAulay vs. Southern Illinois (10-26-90) Jessica Moses vs. Duquesne (9-9-08) Peggy Meinhart vs. West Virginia (10-24-97) Jennie Driscoll vs. West Virginia (11-3-96) Stephanie Dufresne vs.Georgetown (9-17-96) Melanie Gustafson vs. Notre Dame (12-4-94) Dee MacAulay vs. Akron (11-1-89) Dee MacAulay vs. Bowling Green (10-13-89) Meagan Dooley vs. Cincinnati (11-21-08) Meagan Dooley vs. Georgetown (10-5-08) Jessica Moses vs. Georgetown (10-12-07) Kim Kern vs. Seton Hall (10-29-06) Jessica Moses vs. Mississippi (8-26-06) Jessica Moses vs. Western Carolina (8-26-06) Heather Haff vs. Youngstown State (10-16-01) Heather Haff vs. St. John’s (9-30-01) Dee MacAulay vs. Western Michigan (9-20-91) Michele Adamson vs. Kent State (9-8-90) Jessica McDonald vs. North Carolina (9-10-04)

*All statistics and game, season and career records date back to the 1989 season, which is the first year that Pittsburgh kept complete statistics.

Ann Marie Lucanie

Megan Miller Azadeh Boroumand

Sara Mitchell

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PITT HISTORY/TRADITION KILLS

DIGS

1989 ............................. Julie Sheils ...............................................................448 1990 ............................. Sue Zonneville ......................................................... 355 1991 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ...................................................493 1992 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ................................................... 518 1993 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ...................................................548 1994 ............................. Carrie Thornton ....................................................... 338 1995 ............................. Jennie Driscoll..........................................................464 1996 ............................. Jennie Driscoll.......................................................... 403 1997 ............................. Marcia Thiesen.........................................................308 1998 ............................. Marcia Thiesen......................................................... 319 1999 ............................. Jenna Birkel ............................................................. 270 2000 ............................. Stacy Renick ............................................................ 505 2001 ............................. Wendy Hatlestad .....................................................540 2002 ............................. Wendy Hatlestad ..................................................... 387 2003 ............................. Wendy Hatlestad ..................................................... 555 2004 ............................. Gini Ullery ................................................................549 2005 ............................. Diana Andreyko ....................................................... 516 2006 ............................. Diana Andreyko .......................................................459 2007 ............................. Diana Andreyko .......................................................464 2008 ............................. Kelly Campbell .........................................................430

1989 8 ............................. Lori L i Silk ...................................................................324 1990 ............................. Dee MacAulay ......................................................... 383 1991 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ................................................... 437 1992 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ................................................... 401 1993 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ................................................... 418 1994 ............................. Sara Mitchell............................................................ 421 1995 ............................. Sara Mitchell............................................................468 1996 ............................. Annemarie Tarara .................................................... 343 1997 ............................. Marcia Thiesen.........................................................360 1998 ............................. Melissa Alpers .......................................................... 313 1999 ............................. Marcia Thiesen......................................................... 237 2000 ............................. Marcia Thiesen......................................................... 376 2001 ............................. Carrie Norris ............................................................243 2002 ............................. Megan McGrane ......................................................495 2003 ............................. Megan McGrane ......................................................595 2004 ............................. Megan McGrane .......................................................713 2005 ............................. Megan McGrane ...................................................... 621 2006 ..................... Michelle Rossi ...................................... 487 2007 ..................... Michelle Rossi ...................................... 565 2008 ..................... Michelle Rossi ...................................... 478

HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 300 attempts)

ATTEMPTS 1989 ............................. Julie Sheils ............................................................ 1,043 1 043 1990 ............................. Linda Zols ................................................................ 957 1991 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ................................................ 1,140 1992 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie .................................................1,187 1993 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ................................................ 1,193 1994 ............................. Carrie Thornton .......................................................993 1995 ............................. Jennie Driscoll.......................................................1,069 1996 ............................. Jennie Driscoll..........................................................952 1997 ............................. Marcia Thiesen.........................................................866 1998 ............................. Marcia Thiesen.........................................................854 1999 ............................. Jenna Birkel ............................................................. 657 2000 ............................. Stacy Renick ......................................................... 1,420 2001 ............................. Wendy Hatlestad .................................................. 1,278 2002 ............................. Wendy Hatlestad .................................................. 1,012 2003 ............................. Wendy Hatlestad .................................................. 1,399 2004 ............................. Gini Ullery ............................................................. 1,538 2005 ............................. Diana Andreyko .................................................... 1,352 2006 ............................. Diana Andreyko .................................................... 1,209 2007 ............................. Diana Andreyko .................................................... 1,208 2008 ............................. Kelly Campbell ...................................................... 1,210

1989 ............................. Sue Zonneville ...................................................... (.378) ( 378) 1990 ............................. Sue Zonneville ......................................................(.336) 1991 ............................. Sue Zonneville ......................................................(.356) 1992 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie ................................................ (.313) 1993 ............................. Jennie Driscoll.......................................................(.348) 1994 ............................. Jennie Driscoll...................................................... (.280) 1995 ............................. Jennie Driscoll....................................................... (.317) 1996 ............................. Stephanie Dufresne ..............................................(.334) 1997 ............................. Peggy Meinhart ................................................... (.242) 1998 ............................. Jenna Birkel .......................................................... (.275) 1999 ............................. Stacy Renick .........................................................(.276) 2000 ............................. Jen Nickels ............................................................(.326) 2001 ............................. Dionne Hayden ..................................................... (.303) 2002 ............................. Megan Miller ....................................................... (.400) 2003 ............................. Megan Miller ........................................................(.361) 2004 ............................. Megan Miller ........................................................ (.374) 2005 ............................. Azadeh Boroumand .............................................. (.337) 2006 ............................. Azadeh Boroumand .............................................. (.333) 2007 ............................. Jessica Moses .......................................................(.364) 2008 ..................... Meagan Dooley .................................. (.283)

Michelle Rossi

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PITT HISTORY SERVICE ACES

BLOCK ASSISTS

1989 ............................. Dee MacAulay ........................................................... 72 1990 ............................. Jenelle Lantagne........................................................49 1991 ............................. Dee MacAulay ...........................................................43 1992 ............................. Annemarie Mernagh .................................................. 33 1993 ............................. Ann Marie Lucanie .....................................................59 1994 ............................. Stephanie Dufresne ...................................................41 1995 ............................. Annemarie Tarara ......................................................32 1996 ............................. Stephanie Dufresne ...................................................34 1997 ............................. Jessica Van Der Mallie ................................................ 35 1998 ............................. Melissa Alpers ............................................................30 1999 ............................. Marcia Thiesen...........................................................24 2000 ............................. Carrie Norris ..............................................................43 2001 ............................. Wendy Hatlestad .......................................................42 2002 ............................. Carrie Norris ..............................................................38 2003 ............................. Sarah Rollman ........................................................... 23 2004 ............................. Diana Andreyko .........................................................29 2005 ............................. Diana Andreyko ......................................................... 53 2006 ............................. Stephanie Ross .......................................................... 35 2007 ............................. Jessica Moses ............................................................21 2008 ............................. Kellyy Campbell ...........................................................26 p

1989 ............................. Dee MacAulay ......................................................... 147 1990 ............................. Michele Adamson .................................................... 142 1991 ............................. Dee MacAulay .........................................................129 1992 ............................. Melanie Gustafson ..................................................... 72 1993 ............................. Sarah Mikla................................................................ 87 1994 ............................. Melanie Gustafson ................................................... 105 1995 ............................. Jennie Driscoll..........................................................109 1996 ............................. Peggy Meinhart ....................................................... 114 1997 ............................. Peggy Meinhart .........................................................82 1998 ............................. Jenna Birkel ...............................................................62 1999 ............................. Peggy Meinhart .........................................................43 2000 ............................. Heather Haff ............................................................ 101 2001 ............................. Heather Haff ..............................................................94 2002 ............................. Madelyn Egan ............................................................ 72 2003 ............................. Megan Miller ............................................................. 71 2004 ............................. Jessica McDonald ......................................................69 2005 ............................. Allie Cherven .............................................................32 2006 ............................. Jessica Moses .......................................................... 151 2007 ............................. Jessica Moses ...........................................................117 2008 ............................. Jessica Moses .......................................................... 112

ASSISTS

TOTAL BLOCKS

1989 ............................. Jenelle Lantagne................................................... 1,652 Lantagne 1 652 1990 ............................. Jenelle Lantagne................................................... 1,464 1991 ............................. Annemarie Mernagh ............................................. 1,478 1992 ............................. Annemarie Mernagh ............................................. 1,354 1993 ............................. Annemarie Mernagh .............................................1,499 1994 ............................. Stephanie Dufresne ...............................................1,271 1995 ............................. Stephanie Dufresne .............................................. 1,228 1996 ............................. Stephanie Dufresne .............................................. 1,432 1997 ............................. Tara Haefner ......................................................... 1,024 1998 ............................. Lisa Riggle ...............................................................688 1999 ............................. Carrie Norris ............................................................ 867 2000 ............................. Carrie Norris ......................................................... 1,440 2001 ............................. Carrie Norris ......................................................... 1,098 2002 ............................. Carrie Norris ......................................................... 1,322 2003 ............................. Lindsey Macke ...................................................... 1,452 2004 ............................. Azadeh Boroumand .............................................. 1,336 2005 ............................. Nicole Taurence ....................................................... 855 2006 ............................. Azadeh Boroumand .............................................. 1,266 2007 ............................. Emily Burke .............................................................981 2008 ............................. Nicole Taurence ....................................................... 751

1989 8 ............................. Dee D MacAulay M A l .........................................................164 6 1990 ............................. Michele Adamson .................................................... 167 1991 ............................. Dee MacAulay ......................................................... 151 1992 ............................. Melanie Gustafson .....................................................92 1993 ............................. Sarah Mikla..............................................................109 1994 ............................. Melanie Gustafson ................................................... 128 1995 ............................. Jennie Driscoll.......................................................... 156 1996 ............................. Jennie Driscoll.......................................................... 161 1997 ............................. Peggy Meinhart ....................................................... 102 1998 ............................. Jenna Birkel ...............................................................76 1999 ............................. Peggy Meinhart .........................................................48 2000 ............................. Heather Haff ............................................................126 2001 ............................. Heather Haff ............................................................ 121 2002 ............................. Megan Miller .............................................................98 2003 ............................. Megan Miller ...........................................................109 2004 ............................. Jessica McDonald ......................................................80 2005 ............................. Allie Cherven .............................................................94 2006 ............................. Jessica Moses .......................................................... 165 2007 ..................... Meagan Dooley ..................................... 132 2008 ............................. Jessica Moses ..........................................................129

SOLO BLOCKS

Meagan Dooley

1989 ............................. Kelly Matheis .............................................................20 20 1990 ............................. Sue Zonneville ...........................................................26 1991 ............................. Sue Zonneville ........................................................... 23 1992 ............................. Melanie Gustafson .....................................................20 1993 ............................. Jennie Driscoll............................................................32 1994 ............................. Melanie Gustafson ..................................................... 23 Jennie Driscoll............................................................ 23 1995 ............................. Jennie Driscoll............................................................ 47 1996 ............................. Jennie Driscoll............................................................ 51 1997 ............................. Peggy Meinhart .........................................................20 1998 ............................. Marcia Thiesen........................................................... 15 1999 ............................. Marcia Thiesen.............................................................9 Jenna Birkel .................................................................9 2000 ............................. Jen Nickels .................................................................34 2001 ............................. Heather Haff .............................................................. 27 2002 ............................. Megan Miller ............................................................. 27 2003 ............................. Megan Miller .............................................................38 2004 ............................. Megan Miller .............................................................26 2005 ............................. Jessica Moses ............................................................14 Ashley Creighton .......................................................14 2006 ..................... Meagan Dooley .......................................21 2007 ..................... Meagan Dooley .......................................46 2008 ..................... Meagan Dooley .......................................28

Megan McGrane became Pitt’s first-ever libero in 2002 and holds every Pitt dig record. She finished her career fourth among NCAA Division I players with 2,424 digs.

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New Look, Same Expectations

PITT HISTORY/TRADITION 1977 (27-13) Head Coach: Mike Hebert Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 1

1974 (14-3) Head Coach: Mary Kromer Sept. 28 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 23 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 4 Nov. 8 Nov. 11

@ Penn State East Stroudsburg @ Ashland Kent State @ Youngstown State Grove City Duquesne CCAC SLIPPERY ROCK @ Seton Hill California (Pa.) PENN STATE @ Duquesne @ Edinboro Indiana (Pa.) @ West Liberty Fairmont State

L L, 1-2 W W W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W W W, 2-0 W W W W W L W, 2-1 W, 2-0

1975 (18-2) Head Coach: Mary Kromer Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 5 Nov. 7 Nov. 17

PENN STATE ASHLAND MERCYHURST @ Robert Morris @ West Virginia FRANKLIN & MARSHALL @ Clarion Grove City DUQUESNE WEST LIBERTY @ Ohio State Ball State Slippery Rock @ Ohio Marshall ROBERT MORRIS @ Indiana (Pa.) Edinboro @ Carnegie Mellon West Virginia

W, 2-0 W W W W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W W, 2-0 W W W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W L W W L W, 2-1 W W, 2-0

1976 (26-6) Head Coach: Mike Hebert Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16

Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 6 Nov. 19 Nov. 20

@ Ashland Oberlin Ohio Northern SLIPPERY ROCK SUNY Fredonia! Clarion! SUNY Binghamton! SUNY Fredonia! @ Edinboro! American# @ Delaware# Queens College# Salisbury State# Southern Connecticut# @ Delaware# West Virginia @ Duquesne Clarion Virginia Commonwealth$ Gallaudet$ Maryland$ Madison College$ Virginia Commonwealth$ INDIANA (PA) OHIO STATE EDINBORO William Paterson% Southern Connecticut% Slippery Rock% SUNY Brockport% SUNY Cortland% Delaware%

! - Edinboro Invitational (2nd place) # - Delaware Invitational (3rd place) $ - Salisbury State Invitational (1st place) % - EAIAW Championships (4th place)

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W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-2

Oct. 8

Oct. 11 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 22

Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 8 Nov. 12 Nov. 18 Nov. 19

WEST VIRGINIA CLARION DUQUESNE PENNSYLVANIA! SALISBURY STATE! MARYLAND! GEORGETOWN! SUNY BROCKPORT! TEMPLE! Ashland Calvin College @ Cleveland State Dayton @ Maryland Ball State @ Ohio State Ohio @ Delaware# Temple# Wright State# James Madison# Marshall# Maryland# Salisbury State$ Madison College$ @ Salisbury State$ James Madison$ Penn State$ William & Mary$ East Stroudsburg$ GEORGE WASHINGTON @ Penn State @ Edinboro Indiana (Pa.) Pennsylvania% Rutgers% Delaware% SUNY Cortland% Temple% Maryland%

W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L W, 2-0 L W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W L, 0-3 W, 2-0 W W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W L, 1-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W W W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-2

! - Pittsburgh Invitational (2nd place) # - Delaware Invitational (5th place) $ - Salisbury State Invitational (2nd place) % - EAIAW Championships (4th place)

@ West Virginia DUQUESNE Navy! East Stroudsburg! SUNY Brooklyn! Sept. 30 Delaware! Maryland! @ Temple! Oct. 6 RUTGERS# SUNY BUFFALO# INDIANA (PA)# Oct. 7 MARYLAND# DELAWARE# PENN STATE# Oct. 11 @ Slippery Rock Cleveland State Oct. 13 @ Houston$ Tulane$ Oct. 14 Sam Houston State$ North Texas$ @ Houston$ Oct. 16 @ Duquesne Oct. 20 Immaculata% Rhode Island% Salisbury State% Oct. 21 Navy% Temple% Ohio State% Oct. 27 Duke^ West Virginia^ North Carolina^ Oct. 28 Delaware^ Georgetown^ @ Maryland^ Penn State* Indiana (Pa.)* Nov. 18 Edinboro* Temple* Rutgers* Dec. 6 Oregon+ Alabama+ Dec. 7 Texas-Arlington+ San Jose State+ Dec. 8 Hawaii+ ! - Temple Invitational (1st place) # - Pittsburgh Invitational (5th place) $ - Houston Invitational % - Delaware Invitational (2nd place) ^ - Maryland Invitational (T - 3rd place) & - Hoosier Volleyball Classic (2nd place) * - EAIAW Championships (1st place) + - AIAW National Championships

Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21

Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 2 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 20 Oct. 24 Oct. 26

Oct. 27

1978 (41-12) AIAW Champions Head Coach: Mike Hebert Sept. 23 Sept. 26 Sept. 29

1979 (34-22-3) AIAW Champions Head Coach: Mike Hebert

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 L, 0-2

Oct. 30 Nov. 3 Nov. 9 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Dec. 5 Dec. 6

@ BYU-Hawaii @ BYU-Hawaii @ Hawaii-Hilo @ Hawaii-Hilo @ Hawaii @ Hawaii @ San Diego State UCLA! Texas! Fresno State! Arizona! @ San Diego State! Cal-Santa Barbara! HOWARD# BUFFALO# PENN STATE# BUFFALO# PENN STATE# RUTGERS# DUQUESNE Morehead State$ Cleveland State$ Wright State$ Ball State$ @ Cincinnati$ Wright State$ @ Houston Baylor% Texas A&M% Illinois% Oral Roberts% @ Houston% Texas-Arlington% @ Penn State EDINBORO OTTAWA^ OHIO STATE^ SLIPPERY ROCK West Virginia& Rhode Island& George Washington& NC State& South Carolina& @ Maryland& Georgetown& @ Edinboro Purdue Maryland PENN STATE Rhode Island* Georgetown* Penn State* George Washington* Rutgers* Georgetown* Pacific+ Southern Illinois+ Pepperdine+ Ohio State+

W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 T, 1-1 T, 1-1 T, 1-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 3-2 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 L, 0-2

! - San Diego Invitational # - Pittsburgh Invitational (1st place) $ - Bearcat Invitational (1st place) % - Houston Invitational (7th place) ^ - Pittsburgh Classic (2nd place) & - Maryland Invitational (4th place) * - EAIAW Championships (1st place) + - AIAW National Championships

Oct. 25

Oct. 31 Nov. 4 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Dec. 6 Dec. 7

1981 (37-15) AIAW Champions Head Coach: Shelton Collier Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 26 Aug. 28 Sept. 11 Sept. 12

Sept. 13 Sept. 24

Sept. 25 Oct. 6 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 20

Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7

Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Oct. 4

Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 24

Temple! Kent State! @ Cleveland State! Kent State! @ Cleveland State! GEORGETOWN# RUTGERS# WESTERN MICHIGAN# PENN STATE# MICHIGAN STATE# WESTERN MICHIGAN# American$ Rhode Island$ Delaware$ Maryland$ Southern Connecticut$ Rutgers$ Georgetown% @ Penn State% Rutgers% Rutgers% @ Penn State% Texas^ Texas-Arlington^ Tulane^ New Mexico State^ Oral Roberts^ Kentucky& Purdue& Ohio State& Cleveland State& Nebraska& Virginia* Delaware* North Carolina* Catholic University* Delaware*

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W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 3-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 W, 1-0

W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-3 W, 2-1

! - Cleveland State Invitational (1st place) # - Pittsburgh Invitational (3rd place) $ - Temple Invitational (1st place) % - Penn State Classic (2nd place) ^ - Houston Invitational & - Cincinnati Invitational * - Maryland Invitational (2nd place) + - W. Michigan Invitational (2nd place) = - EAIAW Championships (3rd place)

Oct. 24

1980 (41-14) Head Coach: Shelton Collier

North Carolina* Penn State* Rutgers* North Carolina* PENN STATE @ Penn State Wisconsin+ Tennessee+ Kellogg C.C.+ Cincinnati+ @ Western Michigan+ Tennessee+ Providence= Maryland= George Washington= Princeton= Rutgers= Georgetown=

Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Dec. 9 Dec. 10

@ California-Irvine @ Cal-State Northridge @ San Diego State @ Pepperdine PENN STATE NORTHERN KENTUCKY! RUTGERS! OHIO STATE! AMERICAN! LOYOLA (CHICAGO)! NORTHERN KENTUCKY! PENN STATE! Louisville# Ohio State# Illinois-Chicago# Marshall# Xavier# @ Cincinnati# @ Cincinnati# EDINBORO OHIO Louisville Tennessee-Martin$ @ Ohio State$ Lewis$ Southern Illinois% Illinois State% Louisiana State% Texas A&M% WEST VIRGINIA CLEVELAND STATE Duquesne @ Robert Morris Illinois^ @ Penn State^ Rutgers^ Southern Illinois& Illinois& Northwestern& Wisconsin& Tennessee& Northwestern& PROVIDENCE* TEMPLE* GEORGE WASHINGTON* PRINCETON* MARYLAND* GEORGE WASHINGTON* Michigan+ Texas+ Ohio State+ California+

! - Pittsburgh Invitational (2nd place) # - Cincinnati Invitational (2nd place) $ - Ohio State Classic % - Illinois Invitational (1st place) ^ - Penn State Invitational & - W. Michigan Invitational (2nd place) * - EAIAW Championships (1st place) + - AIAW Natl. Championships (9th place)

L, 2-3 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-1

PITT HISTORY 1982 (41-7) Big East Champions Head Coach: Shelton Collier Sept. 10

Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 18 Sept. 19

Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Nov. 3 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 17 Dec. 4

Loyola (Chicago)! Central Michigan! Northern Michigan! @ Cleveland State! @ Cleveland State! Central Michigan! ROBERT MORRIS RUTGERS INDIANA (PA)# RUTGERS# SLIPPERY ROCK# KENT STATE# #15 PENN STATE TENNESSEE$ OHIO STATE$ @ Duquesne Youngstown State Kent State% Temple% @ West Virginia% Georgetown% Rhode Island% Temple% LOUISVILLE^ SYRACUSE^ PENN STATE^ @ Edinboro Cincinnati& Cleveland State& DePaul& Eastern Michigan& Wayne State& Cleveland State& Villanova* Seton Hall* Georgetown* @ NC State Tennessee Georgia @ North Carolina @ Penn State Seton Hall (BEC) Syracuse (BEC) Villanova (BEC) Providence (BEC) Georgetown (BEC) @ West Virginia #6 Cal Poly SLO (NCAA)

L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3

! - Cleveland State Invitational (1st place) # - Pitt Preview (1st place) $ - Pittsburgh Classic (1st place) % - West Virginia Invitational (1st place) ^ - Pittsburgh Invitational & - Kent State Invitational (1st place) * - Big East Southern Division Tourney

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 11

Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 27 Oct. 1 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 20

NAVY! EASTERN MICHIGAN! LOYOLA (CHICAGO)! AKRON! ROBERT MORRIS# TOLEDO# TOLEDO# SLIPPERY ROCK# KENT STATE# DUQUESNE# FLORIDA STATE$ LOUISVILLE$ PENN STATE$ Ohio% Maryland% @ West Virginia% @ Duquesne Youngstown State Villanova^ Georgetown^ @ Seton Hall^ @ #9 Purdue& #8 Nebraska& #6 Kentucky& MISSISSIPPI* RHODE ISLAND* HOFSTRA* NC STATE* WEST VIRGINIA Texas-Arlington+ North Carolina+ Lamar+ @ #14 Tennessee+ GEORGETOWN= CINCINNATI= EASTERN KENTUCKY= @ Penn State Boston College (BEC) Seton Hall (BEC) Villanova (BEC) Syracuse (BEC) @ Providence (BEC)

! - Pitt Preview (1st place) # - Pitt Rd. Robin Tournament (1st place) $ - Pittsburgh Classic (2nd place) % - West Virginia Classic (1st place) ^ - Big East Southern Division Tourney & - Purdue Classic (4th place) * - Pittsburgh Invitational (2nd place) + - Tennessee Classic (2nd place) = - Pitt Converse Classic (2nd place)

Sept. 18 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 Dec. 1

Indiana (Pa.) @ Duquesne Providence! Princeton! Maryland! Georgetown! Princeton! Georgetown# Seton Hall# @ Villanova# @ Villanova# Seton Hall# Georgetown# @ Tennessee$ #6 Nebraska$ #8 Texas$ @ West Virginia Rice% Mississippi State% @ Louisiana State% Duke% CLEVELAND STATE^ PROVIDENCE^ @ #13 Penn State OHIO NORTH CAROLINA& NOTRE DAME& #13 PENN STATE& Missouri State* Cincinnati* @ Louisville* @ Eastern Kentucky Boston College (BEC) Villanova (BEC) Providence (BEC) #14 Arizona+ Missouri+ #7 Nebraska (NCAA)

W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3

! - Temple Invitational (3rd place) # - Big East Southern Division Tourney $ - Tennessee Classic (4th place) % - LSU-Aspri Showcase (1st place) ^ - Pittsburgh Invitational & - Pittsburgh Classic (1st place) * - Louisville Classic (1st place) + - Western Michigan Thanksgiving Tour

Sept. 6

W, 3-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3

Sept. 7 Sept .13 Sept. 14 Sept. 16 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 22 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 23 Nov. 24

Dayton! Michigan! @ Kent State! Michigan! @ Illinois State# #3 Stanford# Illinois-Chicago# DUQUESNE MICHIGAN STATE Princeton$ Akron$ Providence$ @ Temple$ Princeton$ @ Seton Hall @ Villanova WEST VIRGINIA% VILLANOVA% SETON HALL% George Washington @ Penn State @ Georgetown BOWLING GREEN PROVIDENCE^ PENN STATE^ GEORGETOWN^ @ Duquesne Robert Morris @ Tennessee& #19 Texas A&M& Louisiana State& Illinois State* @ #14 Purdue* Kentucky* Boston College (BEC) Syracuse (BEC) Providence (BEC)

! - Kent State Classic (1st place) # - Illinois State Classic (3rd place) $ - Temple Invitational (1st place) % - Pittsburgh Invitational (1st place) ^ - Pittsburgh Classic (2nd place) & - Tennessee Classic (3rd place) * - Purdue Classic (3rd place)

1986 (27-13) Big East Champions Head Coach: Shelton Collier Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Dec. 6

Penn State! @ Villanova! California-Irvine! Providence! @ Seton Hall Temple Duquesne @ Robert Morris #12 UC-SB #12 UC-SB# VILLANOVA# GEORGETOWN# Iowa$ @ Florida$ Houston$ @ Georgetown% Maryland% Howard% ST. FRANCIS (PA)^ SETON HALL^ ST. FRANCIS (PA)^ YOUNGSTOWN STATE^ YOUNGSTOWN STATE^ @ Duquesne West Virginia KENTUCKY #16 PENN STATE @ Tennessee& Florida State& Purdue& Virginia Commonwealth @ #16 Penn State @ #17 Western Michigan @ Notre Dame Ball State* @ Ohio State* Providence (BEC) Seton Hall (BEC) Syracuse (BEC) #7 Nebraska (NCAA)

L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3

! - Villanova Classic (2nd place) # - Pittsburgh Classic (2nd place) $ - Florida Classic (3rd place) % - Georgetown Classic (1st place) ^ - Pittsburgh Invitational (1st place) & - Tennessee Classic (3rd place) * - Ohio State Classic

1985 (26-11) Head Coach: Shelton Collier

1983 (31-11) Head Coach: Shelton Collier Sept. 2

1984 (30-8) Big East Champions Head Coach: Shelton Collier

W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 2-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 2-3

Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 22 Dec. 4

George Mason! James Madison! Providence! Bowling Green! @ Temple! Bowling Green! GEORGIA Louisiana State# @ Purdue# #7 Nebraska# GEORGETOWN @ Duquesne Robert Morris INDIANA STATE VILLANOVA$ SETON HALL$ VILLANOVA$ PENNSYLVANIA$ @ Georgetown% Virginia% @ Tennessee^ Texas Tech^ Florida^ @ Robert Morris Akron HOUSTON SETON HALL PENN STATE SYRACUSE& MIAMI (OHIO)& TENNESSEE& DUQUESNE @ Ohio State* Penn State* @ Penn State+ Syracuse+ Cleveland State+ Connecticut (BEC) Boston College (BEC) Syracuse (BEC) Providence (BEC) Providence (BEC) #7 Illinois (NCAA)

! - Temple Invitational (1st place) # - Boilermaker Invitational (3rd place) $ - Pittsburgh Invitational (1st place) % - Hoya Invitational ^ - Tennessee Invitational (1st place) & - Pittsburgh Classic (1st place) * - Buckeye Classic (1st place) + - Penn State Invitational (3rd place)

Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 29 Nov. 2 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 25 Nov. 26

Indianapolis University! Illinois State! #6 Pacific# @ #8 Brigham Young# #7 Texas# @ Robert Morris Drexel% Indiana State% @ West Virginia% @ Robert Morris St. Francis (Pa.) @ Duquesne WEST VIRGINIA CALIFORNIA (PA) SHIPPENSBURG DUQUESNE @ #17 Arizona^ Louisiana State^ Houston^ ROBERT MORRIS #19 PENN STATE @ Akron Youngstown State @ #19 Penn State& Syracuse& Temple& @ Western Michigan* #7 Texas-Arlington* Boston College (BEC) Providence (BEC) Syracuse (BEC) @ #7 Texas-Arlington+ Texas A&M+

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-1 L, 2-3 L, 1-2 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-2

! - Ball State Classic (1st place) # - Brigham Young Classic (4th place) % - West Virginia Classic (1st place) ^ - Tucson Hilton East Classic (3rd place) & - Penn State Classic (2nd place) * - Western Michigan Classic (2nd place) + - Texas-Arlington Classic (3rd place)

1989 (32-10) Big East Champions Head Coach: Sue Woodstra

1987 (37-6) Head Coach: Shelton Collier Sept. 11

1988 (24-9) Big East Champions Head Coach: Shelton Collier

W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 1-3

Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Nov. 1 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 24 Nov. 25 Dec. 1 Dec. 2

Kent State! Cleveland State! Loyola (Chicago)! @ Akron! CINCINNATI Memphis# @ #5 Illinois# #7 Pacific$ @ Notre Dame$ Western Michigan$ #5 Stanford% @ #7 Nebraska% #11 Kentucky% ROBERT MORRIS @ Duquesne RHODE ISLAND WRIGHT STATE @ Bowling Green @ Western Michigan #15 PENN STATE ST. FRANCIS (PA) ARIZONA STATE^ SYRACUSE ^ #12 TEXAS-ARLINGTON^ Akron @ Youngstown State PENNSYLVANIA ST. BONAVENTURE ST. BONAVENTURE HOFSTRA @ #12 Penn State& Tennessee& Central Michigan& Seton Hall (BEC) Villanova (BEC) Syracuse (BEC) @ #12 USC @ #12 USC @ UAB* Iowa State* Texas Tech* Wisconsin*

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3

! - Akron Invitational (1st place) # - Illini Classic (2nd place) $ - Notre Dame Invitational (2nd place) % - FirsTier Banks Classic (3rd place) ^ - Pittsburgh Classic (2nd place) & - Penn State Invitational (2nd place) * - WIVC Championships (3rd place)

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PITT HISTORY/TRADITION 1990 (32-6, 6-0 Big East) Big East Champions Head Coach: Sue Woodstra Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 31 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 12 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 30 Dec. 7

@ Wisconsin! #1 UCLA! Duke! EASTERN KENTUCKY# LASALLE# KENT STATE# DUQUESNE Colorado State$ @ Minnesota$ @ #13 Ohio State CONNECTICUT* @ Syracuse% San Diego State% Maryland% @ Georgia^ Duke^ WEST VIRGINIA @ Villanova* @ Georgetown* #8 PENN STATE DUKE BOSTON COL.* PROVIDENCE* HOFSTRA SO. ILLINOIS NOTRE DAME AKRON& YSU& SETON HALL* @ #7 Penn State+ Texas-Arlington+ William & Mary+ @ West Virginia Seton Hall (BEC) Villanova (BEC) Georgetown (BEC) #15 Ohio St. (NCAA) #2 Nebraska (NCAA)

W, 3-2 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 (#20) W, 3-0 (#20) W, 3-1 (#20) W, 3-2 (#20) W, 3-0 (#20) W, 3-0 (#18) W, 3-0 (#18) W, 3-0 (#17) W, 3-0 (#17) W, 3-1 (#17) L, 0-3 (#17) L, 2-3 (#17) W, 3-0 (#17) W, 3-0 (#17) W, 3-2 (#17) W, 3-1 (#19) W, 3-0 (#19) W, 3-1 (#18) W, 3-0 (#18) W, 3-0 (#18) L, 0-3 (#18) W, 3-2 (#18) W, 3-2 (#18) W, 3-0 (#18) W, 3-0 (#18) W, 3-1 (#18) W, 3-2 (#18) W, 3-1 (#18) L, 0-3 (#18)

! - Volleyball Monthly Invitational (2nd place) # - Pittsburgh Classic (1st place) $ - Minnesota Classic (1st place) % - Syracuse Invitational (1st place) ^ - Georgia Invitational (1st place) & - Pittsburgh Invitational (1st place) + - Penn State Invitational (2nd place) * - Big East Conference matches

Nov. 24 Nov. 29 Nov. 30 Dec. 5

Syracuse (BEC) @ #9 New Mexico^ Arkansas State^ #12 Ohio State (NCAA)

W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 1-3

! - Pittsburgh Classic (2nd place) # - North Carolina Invitational (1st place) $ - Indiana State Invitational (4th place) % - Florida State Invitational (1st place) ^ - AlbuqTurkey Tournament * - Big East Conference matches

Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 7

1992 (18-14, 5-2 Big East) Big East Champions Head Coach: Sue Woodstra Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 25 Oct. 30 Nov. 1 Nov. 3 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 22 Dec. 4

#5 Pacific! @ #6 Nebraska! #11 New Mexico! @ Miami (Ohio)# Purdue# Northern Illinois# DUQUESNE AMERICAN @ Villanova* @ Virginia BOSTON COLLEGE* AKRON PROVIDENCE* #3 Long Beach State$ @ #25 Notre Dame$ Florida State$ HOFSTRA @ Syracuse* RHODE ISLAND LOYOLA (CHICAGO) SETON HALL* CONNECTICUT* WEST VIRGINIA @ Georgetown* @ Maryland Arkansas State% @ William & Mary% Memphis% Boston College (BEC) Syracuse (BEC) Providence (BEC) #2 Stanford (NCAA)

L, 0-3 (#25) L, 0-3 (#25) L, 1-3 (#25) W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3

! - Nebraska Invitational (4th place) # - Miami Invitational (2nd place) $ - Notre Dame Invitational (4th place) % - William & Mary Classic (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

1993 (23-10, 7-0 Big East) Big East Champions Head Coach: Cindy Alvear Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 17 Sept. 18

1991 (28-9, 7-0 Big East) Big East Champions Head Coach: Sue Woodstra Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 23 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 30 Nov. 2 Nov. 10 Nov. 12 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

#16 PENN STATE! MIAMI (OHIO)! ARIZONA! @ North Carolina# Texas-Arlington# Duke# Auburn$ Louisville$ @ Indiana State$ Illinois State$ WESTERN MICHIGAN AMERICAN @ Seton Hall* @ Hofstra @ West Virginia VIRGINIA @ Boston College* @ Providence* @ Rhode Island @ Connecticut* @ #18 Penn State SYRACUSE* Rutgers @ Duquesne @ Akron GEORGETOWN* VILLANOVA* WEST VIRGINIA Temple% @ Florida State% UAB% Boston College (BEC) Providence (BEC)

L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 (#19) L, 1-3 (#19) W, 3-0 (#19) L, 1-3 (#19) L, 1-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0

1996 (22-11, 9-2 Big East) Head Coach: Cindy Alvear

Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 27 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 12 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Dec. 1

@ #11 Penn State! #7 Nebraska! Southern Illinois! Portland# Western Michigan# @ DePaul# @ Hofstra$ Wisconsin$ North Carolina$ SYRACUSE%* KANSAS% VIRGINIA TECH% @ Seton Hall* @ Providence* @ Connecticut* @ Duquesne VILLANOVA* New Mexico^ Hofstra^ @ Buffalo^ #19 Colorado State& #18 Washington State& @ West Virginia AKRON GEORGETOWN* @ Rhode Island @ Boston College* LOUISVILLE #18 NOTRE DAME Boston College (BEC) Villanova (BEC) Seton Hall (BEC) George Washington (NCAA)

! - Penn State Classic (3rd place) # -DePaul/Revlon Invitational (1st place) $ - Hofstra/Spalding Classic (2nd place) % - Pittsburgh Classic (2nd place) ^ - Buffalo Tourney (3rd place) & - Eddie Bauer Invitational (4th place) * - Big East Conference matches

L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 2-3

Sept. 13 Sept. 14

1994 (21-11, 7-1 Big East) Big East Champions Head Coach: Cindy Alvear Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 25 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 30 Dec. 4

Illinois State @ Rhode Island #1 STANFORD Virginia! Michigan State! @ Michigan! Buffalo# Marshall# @ Robert Morris# Duquesne# @ #3 Nebraska$ Kansas$ BOSTON COLLEGE* @ Akron PROVIDENCE* SETON HALL* YOUNGSTOWN STATE @ Syracuse* @ St. John’s* WEST VIRGINIA GEORGE WASHINGTON DUQUESNE CONNECTICUT* @ Georgetown* @ Villanova* Arkansas State% George Mason% @ Virginia Tech% Connecticut (BEC) Seton Hall (BEC) Iowa (NCAA) #11 Notre Dame (NCAA)

W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 L, 1-3

! - Kaepa Volleyball Challenge (3rd place) # -Robert Morris VolleyFest (1st place) $ - Arby’s Classic (3rd place) % - Hardee’s Invitational (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

1995 (19-15, 10-1 Big East)

Sept. 2 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 15 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 3 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 24 Nov. 25 Dec. 1 Dec. 2

Akron! Portland! Maryland! @ George Washington! @ Ball State# #8 Pacific# Kansas# Sacramento State$ Baylor$ @ Loyola Marymount$ AMERICAN TEXAS TECH @ Youngstown State DUQUESNE SYRACUSE* PROVIDENCE* BOSTON COLLEGE* @ West Virginia* @ #12 Notre Dame* @ St. John’s* @ Connecticut* GEORGETOWN* VILLANOVA* @ Rutgers* @ Seton Hall* Georgetown (BEC) #14 Notre Dame (BEC) @ #16 Long Beach State% Rice% #11 Cal-Santa Barbara% Fresno State^ Wisconsin^ Saint Louis^ Stephen F. Austin^

! - George Washington Invite (2nd place) # -Ball State Classic (3rd place) $ - Red Lion Hotel/Daily Breeze Classic % - Baden Blowout (3rd place) ^ - Natl. Invitational Volleyball Championships * - Big East Conference matches

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Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 30 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 6 Nov. 8 Nov. 10 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 23 Nov. 24

L, 0-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 0-3

W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 1-3

! - Pittsburgh Invitational (2nd place) # -Judy Bellomo Classic $ - Colorado State Tournament (3rd place) % - American University Classic (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

1997 (15-13, 6-5 Big East) Head Coach: Cindy Alvear Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 12 Sept. 13

Head Coach: Cindy Alvear Sept. 1

Sept. 20 Sept. 21

MONTANA! VIRGINIA! BOWLING GREEN! TENNESSEE! Utah# #12 UCLA# #11 Long Beach State# Fresno State# #22 Pepperdine$ @ #24 Colorado State$ Idaho State$ @ American% #13 Wisconsin% Butler% Duquesne ST. FRANCIS (PA) SETON HALL* KENT STATE RUTGERS* @ Syracuse* @ Buffalo @ Boston College* @ Providence* ROBERT MORRIS #24 NOTRE DAME* WEST VIRGINIA* Youngstown State ST. JOHN’S* CONNECTICUT* @ Villanova* @ Georgetown* Villanova (BEC) Notre Dame (BEC)

Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Nov. 9 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 22 Nov. 23

Clemson! @ Auburn! UMBC# BUFFALO# WRIGHT STATE# @ #14 Wisconsin$ Ball State$ Wisconsin-Green Bay$ @ Tennessee% Iowa% HOFSTRA @ Duquesne GEORGETOWN* VILLANOVA* @ Seton Hall* @ Rutgers* @ Akron @ Youngstown State @ West Virginia* @ Kent State PROVIDENCE* BOSTON COLLEGE* @ Syracuse* @ Notre Dame* @ Connecticut* @ St. John’s* Syracuse (BEC) Notre Dame (BEC)

L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 0-3

! - Auburn Invitational (4th place) # -Pittsburgh Invitational (1st place) $ -Wisconsin Tourney (3rd place) % - Tennessee-Toyota Lady Vol Tourney * - Big East Conference matches

1998 (16-14, 5-6 Big East) Head Coach: Cindy Alvear Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 28 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 8

YOUNGSTOWN STATE ST. FRANCIS (PA) Central Michigan! Eastern Michigan! @ #17 Michigan State! Kansas State# @ #11 Florida# Northwestern# @ #14 Ohio State AKRON @ Harvard$ St. John’s$ Manhattan$ Brown$ ST. JOHN’S* CONNECTICUT* @ Villanova* @ Georgetown* @ #19 Arizona @ Northern Arizona RUTGERS* SETON HALL* DUQUESNE WEST VIRGINIA* @ Boston College* Dartmouth @ Providence*

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3

PITT HISTORY Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 21

NOTRE DAME* SYRACUSE* Notre Dame (BEC)

L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3

! - L&L/Michigan State Classic (2nd place) # - SunTrust Invitational (4th place) $ - Harvard Classic (1st place) * - Big East Conference matches

1999 (12-10, 4-7 Big East) Head Coach: Cindy Alvear Sept. 1 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 15 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 19 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 14

KENT STATE #10 UCLA! Minnesota! @ #4 Hawaii! NIAGARA# RADFORD# AKRON# #18 OHIO STATE^ JAMES MADISON$ WYOMING$ @ Syracuse* @ Notre Dame* @ Connecticut* @ St. John’s* @ Duquesne GEORGETOWN* VILLANOVA* @ Seton Hall* @ Rutgers* WEST VIRGINIA* PROVIDENCE* BOSTON COLLEGE*

W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, FORFEIT W, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-0

! - Wahine Classic # -Pittsburgh Classic (1st place) $ -Pittsburgh Invitational (1st place) * - Big East Conference matches ^ - Game versus Ohio State, originally a 3-0 loss was forfeited to Pittsburgh in 2002.

2000 (22-10, 8-3 Big East) Head Coach: Chris Beerman Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 5 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 10 Nov. 18

East Tennessee State! @ North Carolina! Hofstra! Coastal Carolina! DUQUESNE ARKANSAS# MIAMI (OHIO)# INDIANA# Utah State$ Wisconsin-Green Bay$ Xavier$ @ Wyoming$ Loyola (Md.)% North Carolina A&T% Campbell% @ UNC-Asheville% @ Providence* @ Boston College* SYRACUSE* #20 NOTRE DAME* ST. FRANCIS (PA) Belmont^ Wichita State^ @ Missouri State^ CONNECTICUT* ST. JOHN’S* @ Georgetown* @ Villanova* SETON HALL* RUTGERS* @ West Virginia* Rutgers (BEC)

W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 L, 1-3

! - Wahine Classic # -Pittsburgh Invitational (3rd place) $ - Cowgirl Classic (2nd place) % - Bulldog Invitational (1st place) ^ - SMS/Mary Jo Wynn Invite (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

2001 (11-16, 7-5 Big East) Head Coach: Chris Beerman Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 18 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Nov. 2 Nov. 4 Nov. 9

Ball State! @ New Mexico State! Nicholls State! Alabama! @ Michigan# Georgia# Eastern Michigan# ROBERT MORRIS @ Providence* SETON HALL* ST. JOHN’S* @ Georgetown* @ Virginia Tech* CONNECTICUT* BOSTON COLLEGE* YOUNGSTOWN STATE WEST VIRGINIA* GEORGE MASON @ Duquesne @ Florida International @ Miami SYRACUSE* #23 NOTRE DAME* @ Rutgers*

W, 3-2 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1

Nov. 11 Nov. 23 Nov. 24

@ Villanova* @ #1 Long Beach State$ Weber State$

! - Las Cruces Hilton Classic (3rd place) # - ALLSPORT Challenge (4th place) $ - Long Beach Tournament (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0

Sept. 3 Sept. 4

2002 (20-9, 9-4 Big East) Head Coach: Chris Beerman Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 17 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Nov. 1 Nov. 3 Nov. 8 Nov. 10 Nov. 15 Nov. 16

#2 Nebraska! #3 USC! @ Ball State! ST. FRANCIS (PA) DUKE# INDIANA STATE# BOWLING GREEN# Savannah State$ Western Carolina$ @ Coastal Carolina$ DUQUESNE CHARLESTON SO.% UMBC% G. WASHINGTON% GEORGETOWN* VILLANOVA* @ St. John’s* @ Connecticut* BOSTON COLLEGE* PROVIDENCE* @ UAB @ Notre Dame* @ Syracuse* @ Rutgers* @ Seton Hall* MIAMI* VIRGINIA TECH* LONG ISLAND @ West Virginia*

2004 (21-11, 8-2 Big East) Head Coach: Chris Beerman

L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-2

! - Ball State Nike Classic (3rd place) # - Pittsburgh Invitational (3rd place) $ - Coastal Carolina Tourney (1st place) % - Pittsburgh Classic (1st place) * - Big East Conference matches

Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 15 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 5 Nov. 7 Nov. 12 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Nov. 29 Dec. 3

2005 (17-13, 9-5 Big East) Head Coach: Chris Beerman

Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept .6 Sept. 9 Sept. 10

2003 (26-6, 11-1 Big East) Big East Champions Head Coach: Chris Beerman

Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct. 31 Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Nov. 28 Nov. 29 Dec. 5 Dec. 6

@ Duke! Texas A&M! Marquette! #9 Penn State# @ Akron# American# BALL STATE$ ROBERT MORRIS$ DAYTON$ TOLEDO% NORTHEASTERN% TCU% @ Providence @ Boston College* @ Villanova* @ Georgetown* CONNECTICUT* ST. JOHN’S* @ Duquesne SETON HALL* RUTGERS* @ Virginia Tech* @ Miami* WEST VIRGINIA* SYRACUSE* #12 NOTRE DAME* Villanova (BEC) #17 Notre Dame (BEC) Oregon State^ UAB^ Pennsylvania (NCAA) @ #10 Penn St. (NCAA)

! - Duke Invitational (2nd place) # - Zips Invitational (2nd place) $ - Pittsburgh Invitational (2nd place) % - Pittsburgh Classic (1st place) ^ - Community Bankers Classic (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

W, 3-0 L, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3

! - Pittsburgh Invitational # - Colorado Invitational $ - Indiana Invitational % - Pittsburgh Classic ^ - Louisville Thanksgiving Tournament * - Big East Conference matches

Aug. 26 Aug. 27

Aug. 29 Aug. 30

PORTLAND! HOWARD! IDAHO! @Colorado# North Carolina# #20 San Diego# DUQUESNE Kent State$ Alabama$ @ Indiana$ SOUTHERN ILLINOIS% LONG ISLAND% DAYTON% vs. Indiana State @ Illinois State @ St. John’s* @ Manhattan ROBERT MORRIS @ West Virginia* @ GEORGETOWN* VILLANOVA* BOSTON COLLEGE* CONNECTICUT* @ Rutgers* @ Seton Hall* @ Notre Dame* @ Syracuse* Syracuse (BEC) Notre Dame (BEC) #10 Tennessee^ @ #20 Louisville^ #25 Ohio (NCAA)

W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-3

Sept. 14 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 14 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 28 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Nov. 26

@ Delaware! San Francisco! New Hampshire! South Carolina# Mercer# @ Florida State# @ Duquesne MARYLAND$ AMERICAN$ MIAMI (OH)$ MARSHALL @ #14 Ohio State% Duke% VILLANOVA* RUTGERS* @ South Florida* @ Georgetown* SYRACUSE* MARQUETTE* WEST VIRGINIA* @ #6 Louisville* @ Cincinnati* SETON HALL* DePAUL* #5 NOTRE DAME* @ Connecticut* @ St. John’s* Syracuse (BEC) @ #24 Long Beach State @ UC-Irvine

W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1

! - Delaware Asics Invitational (2nd place) # - Seminole Invitational (2nd place) $ - Pitt Invitational (3rd place) % - Ohio State Buckeye Classic (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

2006 (22-9, 10-4 Big East) Head Coach: Chris Beerman Aug. 25 Aug. 26 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 5 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 27

vs. SE Missouri State! vs. Arkansas-Little Rock! vs. Western Carolina! @ Mississippi! vs. Akron# @ Rhode Island# vs. Northeastern# DUQUESNE #12 TENNESSEE$ LEHIGH$ MARSHALL$ @ Robert Morris vs. #24 Arizona% @ Northwestern% vs. Eastern Illinois% ST. JOHN’S* CONNECTICUT* @ Rutgers* @ Villanova* GEORGETOWN* SOUTH FLORIDA* @ West Virginia* @ Marquette* @ Syracuse* LONG ISLAND

New Look, Same Expectations

W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 L 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 W, 3-1

Oct. 29 Nov. 3 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 17

@ Seton Hall* CINCINNATI* LOUISVILLE* @ Notre Dame* @ DePaul* Marquette (BEC)

W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 1-3

! - Magnolia Invitational (1st place) # - Rhode Island Invitational (1st place) $ - Pitt Invitational (3rd place) % - Wildcat Classic (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

2007 (15-16, 8-6 Big East) Head Coach: Chris Beerman Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 9 Nov. 11 Nov. 23 Nov. 24

vs. Georgia Tech! vs. Pepperdine! @ Arkansas! vs. Wake Forest^ @ Miami^ vs. Michigan^ @ Duquesne GEORGE MASON% UAB% BUFFALO% @ San Diego$ vs. Cal State-Northridge$ vs. #5 UCLA$ vs. NOTRE DAME* DEPAUL* @ #19 St. John’s* @ Connecticut* SETON HALL* VILLANOVA* @Georgetown* @ South Florida* ROBERT MORRIS @ West Virginia* MARQUETTE* SYRACUSE* @Cincinnati* @ #21 Louisville* SAINT LOUIS RUTGERS* @Long Beach? vs. UC Santa Barbara?

L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 0-3

! - Arkansas Invitational (4th place) ^ - Miami Tournament (3rd place) % - Pitt Invitational (1st place) $ - San Diego Tournament (3rd place) ? - Long Beach Tournament (3rd place) * - Big East Conference matches

2008 (17-14, 8-6 Big East) Head Coach: Toby Rens Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Nov. 1 Nov. 7 Nov. 9 Nov. 14 Nov. 16 Nov. 21 Nov. 22

@ Kentucky! vs. Wisconsin! vs. Western Carolina! EASTERN KENTUCKY# BINGHAMTON# OHIO# DUQUESNE @ Loyola Marymount$ vs. Uc Irvine$ vs. San Jose St.$ at Rober Morris GONZAGA% EASTERN MICHIGAN% VCU% @ Villanova* @ Seton Hall* SOUTH FLORIDA* GEORGETOWN* @ DePaul* @ Notre Dame* YOUNGSTOWN STATE WEST VIRGINIA* CONNECTICUT* ST. JOHN’S* @ Rutgers* LOUISVILLE* CINCINNATI* @ Syracuse* @ Marquette* @ Cincinnati (BEC) @ Louisville (BEC)

L 2-3 L 0-3 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-0 L 1-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 3-2 W 3-1 W 3-2 W 3-2 W 3-2 L 2-3 W 3-2 W 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-1 L 1-3 L 0-3 W 3-1 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 W 3-0 W 3-2 L 1-3

! - Kentucky Invitational (3rd place) # - Pitt Classic (2nd place) $ - Loyola Marymount Invitational (4th place) % - Pitt Invitational (1st place) * - Big East Conference matches

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Mary Kromer

Years (1974-75) (1976-79) (1980-88) (1989-92) (1993-99) (2000-07) (2008-Present)

W-L-T 32-5 128-52-3 294-94 110-39 128-84 154-90 17-14

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32-5

.865

1974 1975

14-3 18-2

.823 .900

Pct. .865 .695 .758 .738 .604 .631 .548

EAIAW Regional Tournament EAIAW Regional Tournament

Mike Hebert won 128 matches in just four seasons from 1976-79, and led the Panthers to two AIAW Championship appearances.

Mike Hebert

1976-79

128-53-3

.695

1976 1977 1978

26-6 27-13 41-12

.813 .675 .773

1979

34-22-3

.576

EAIAW Regional Tournament EAIAW Regional Tournament EAIAW Regional Champions AIAW Championships EAIAW Regional Champions AIAW Championships

Shelton Collier, who served as the Panthers’ head coach from 1980-88, led Pittsburgh to four NCAA Tournaments and was named Big East Coach of the Year in 1987. Shelton Collier

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1980-88

294-94

.758

1980 1981

41-14 37-15

.745 .711

1982

41-7

.854

1983 1984

31-11 30-8

.738 .789

1985 1986

26-11 27-13

.703 .675

1987

37-6

.860

1988

24-9

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EAIAW Regional Tournament EAIAW Champions AIAW Championships NCAA Tournament - First Round Big East Tournament Champions Big East Tournament Runner-up NCAA Tournament - First Round Big East Tournament Champions Big East Tournament Runner-up NCAA Tournament - First Round Big East Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament - First Round Big East Coach of the Year Big East Tournament Champions

PITT HISTORY Under Sue Woodstra’s guidance, Pittsburgh captured the Big East Tournament title each year (1989-92) and made three NCAA Tournament appearances. Sue Woodstra

1989-92

110-39

.738

1989 1990

32-10 32-6

.762 .842

1991

28-9

.757

1992

18-14

.563

Big East Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament - Second Round Big East Tournament Champions Big East Coach of the Year NCAA Tournament - First Round Big East Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament - First Round Big East Tournament Champions

Cindy Alvear won two Big East Championships in her seven-year tenure with the Panthers and finished with a 128-84 overall record. Cindy Alvear

1993-99

128-84

.604

1993

23-10

.697

1994

21-11

.656

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

19-15 22-11 15-13 16-14 12-10

.559 .666 .535 .533 .545

NCAA Tournament - First Round Big East Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament - Second Round Big East Tournament Champions Big East Tournament Runner-up Big East Tournament Runner-up Big East Tournament Big East Tournament

Chris Beerman led the Panthers to four consecutive Big East tournament and two NCAA tournament appearances during his tenure. Chris Beerman

2000-07

154-90

.631

2000 2001 2002 2003

22-10 11-16 20-9 26-6

.688 .407 .690 .813

2004

21-11

.656

2005 2006 2007

17-13 22-9 15-16

.567 .710 .483

Big East Tournament NCAA Tournament - Second Round Big East Tournament Champions Big East Co-Coach of the Year Northeast Region Coach of the Year NCAA Tournament - First Round Big East Tournament Runner-up Big East Tournament Big East Tournament

Toby Rens led the Panthers to the second round of the Big East Tournament his first season coaching the Panthers. Toby Rens

20082008

17-14 17-14

.548 .548

Big East Tournament

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PITT HISTORY/TRADITION BIG EAST TOURNAMENT DOMINATION Year

Champion

Runner-up Final Match Score

1982 Pittsburgh def. Georgetown 15-7, 15-6, 15-13 1983 Providence def. Pittsburgh 19-17, 15-7, 15-10 1984 Pittsburgh def. Providence 15-8, 6-15, 15-12, 15-9 1985 Providence def. Pittsburgh 15-5, 15-8, 3-15, 14-16, 15-3 1986 Pittsburgh def. Providence 15-6, 14-16, 15-2, 15-12 1988 Pittsburgh def. Syracuse 15-8, 15-8, 15-9 1989 Pittsburgh def. Syracuse 15-17, 15-3, 15-9, 15-10 1990 Pittsburgh def. Georgetown 15-6, 11-15, 15-4, 13-15, 15-5 1991 Pittsburgh def. Syracuse 15-10, 15-11, 15-8 1992 Pittsburgh def. Providence 15-8, 15-3, 15-10 1993 Pittsburgh def. Seton Hall 9-15, 9-15, 15-5, 15-8, 15-9 1994 Pittsburgh def. Seton Hall 15-11, 13-15, 12-15, 15-11, 15-10 1995 Notre Dame def. Pittsburgh 15-5, 7-15, 1-15, 4-15 1996 Notre Dame def. Pittsburgh 5-15, 6-15, 15-13, 10-15 2003 Pittsburgh def. Notre Dame 30-20, 30-26, 31-29 2004 Notre Dame def. Pittsburgh 24-30, 26-30, 26-30 * Regular season champions were first crowned in 1990.

Regular Season Champion

Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Providence Pittsburgh Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall Notre Dame Notre Dame Pittsburgh, Notre Dame Notre Dame

Tournament Championships: Pittsburgh (11), Notre Dame (8), Providence (3), Georgetown (1) , Louisville (1)

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ince the Pittsburgh Panthers volleyball team began play in the Big East Conference in 1982, no other team has dominated within the league like the Panthers. In 25 years of competition, the Panthers have captured an impressive 11 Big East Tournament titles, including seven straight from 198894 and have been the runner-up in the tournament five times. Additionally, the Panthers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament 11 times since they became a member of the Big East. Following are the Panthers’ accomplishments in Big East Volleyball competition: • Pittsburgh holds 11 Big East Tournament titles, including seven straight from 1988-94. • Pittsburgh has 11 players who have been recognized as the Big East Tournament Outstanding Player. • Forty Panthers have earned all-conference honors since 1982. • Six Panthers have been named the Big East Player of the Year, while three were named Rookie of the Year (Ann Marie Lucanie-1990, Jenelle Lantagne-1987 & Diana Andreyko-2004) and three were named Coach of the Year (Shelton Collier-1987, Sue Woodstra-1990 & Chris Beerman-2003). In addition, Megan McGrane was the inaugural Big East Libero of the Year in 2003 and earned that honor again in 2005. • Former Panthers standout Ann Marie Lucanie is the only three-time Big East Volleyball Player of the Year honoree. • The Panthers hold a 47-11 (.810) record in Big East Tournament competition from 1982-2007.

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Former Panther head coach Sue Woodstra and Ann Marie Lucanie with the 1991 Big East regular season championship trophy.

PITT HISTORY BIG EAST TOURNAMENT MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYERS 1982 - Julie Gaul, Pittsburgh 1983 - Lori DeRentiis, Providence 1984 - Ulana Kohutiak, Pittsburgh 1985 - Karen Ferreria, Providence 1986 - Lisa Stewart, Pittsburgh 1987 - Barbara Prehatny, Providence 1988 - Denise Frawley, Pittsburgh 1989 - Jenelle Lantagne, Pittsburgh 1990 - Ann Marie Lucanie, Pittsburgh 1991 - Ann Marie Lucanie, Pittsburgh 1992 - Ann Marie Lucanie, Pittsburgh 1993 - Ann Marie Lucanie, Pittsburgh 1994 - Carrie Thornton, Pittsburgh 1995 - Angie Harris, Notre Dame 1996 - Lindsay Treadwell, Notre Dame 1997 - Jaimie Lee, Notre Dame 1998 - Marcie Bomhack, Notre Dame 1999 - Kaili Stevens, Georgetown 2000 - Denise Boyland, Notre Dame 2001 - Malinda Goralski, Notre Dame 2002 - Emily Loomis, Notre Dame 2003 - Megan Miller, Pittsburgh 2004 - Lauren Brewster, Notre Dame 2005 - Adrianna Stasiuk, Notre Dame 2006 - Ana Stewart, Louisville 2007 - Hui Ping Huang 2008 - Jana Matiasovska, Louisville

Julie Gaul

Ann Marie A Lucanie

Denise Frawley

Megan Miller

Ulana Kohutiak

Lisa Stewart

Jenelle Lantagne L

Carrie Thornton T

1982

1988

1984

1989

1990, 91, 92, 93

2003

1986

1994

TEAM RECORDS IN BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2003 Panthers won the Big East title and advanced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 victory over Penn.

TEAM YEARS Notre Dame 14 Louisville 4 PITTSBURGH 24 *Providence 14 Georgetown 18 Syracuse 19 Villanova 19 Rutgers 6 Cincinnati 4 Marquette 4 *Miami 2 Seton Hall 15 Connecticut 24 St. John’s 6 *Boston College 13 South Florida 3 *Virginia Tech 1 West Virginia 4 DePaul 1

RECORD 26-4 8-1 48-12 26-15 29-19 24-24 21-26 2-4 1-3 1-2 1-2 9-25 12-36 2-5 2-29 0-2 0-1 0-2 0-0

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PITT HISTORY/TRADITION PITT IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT •1982 •1984 •1986 •1987 •1990 •1991 •1992 •1993 •1994 •2003 •2004

P P P P P P P P P P P P P P

Stephanie Dufresne

.S L O (L 3-0) 9-15, 2-15, 5-15 .N (L 3-0) 6-15, 10-15, 16-18 .N (L 3-1) 15-11, 5-15, 10-15, 7-15 .I (L 3-1) 15-5, 4-15, 3-15, 2-15 .O S (W 3-1) 15-12, 15-13, 9-15, 15-13 .N (L 3-0) 7-15, 11-15, 7-15 .O S (L 3-1) 9-15, 15-17, 15-9, 7-15 .S (L 3-0) 3-15, 2-15, 4-15 . G.W . (L 3-2) 13-15, 15-10, 9-15, 15-12, 13-155 .I (W 3-2) 5-15, 16-14, 4-15, 16-14, 15-10 .N D (L 3-1) 15-9, 11-15, 13-15, 13-15 .P (W 3-1) 28-30, 30-16, 30-18, 30-26 .P S (L 3-1) 30-25, 31-33, 21-30, 21-30 .O (L 3-0) 22-30, 26-30, 12-30

Carrie Thorton Annemarie Mernaugh

Paula Zemrowski

PANTHER and BLUE-GOLD AWARDS

Libero Megan McGrane is volleyball’s most recent winner of the prestigious Blue-Gold Award receiving it in the spring of 2006. This award is presented to the graduating seniors who represent the student-athlete ideal based on academics, scholarship, athletic achievement, leadership qualities and citizenship. McGrane was the Panthers’ only libero since the introduction of the position in 2002 and is the school’s all-time leader in digs and ranks among the top four in NCAA Division I history in the category. She is also a four-time Big East Academic All-Star and University Scholar-Athlete. Since 2001, Marcia Thiesen, Carrie Norris, Wendy Hatlestad and Megan Miller have also earned either the Blue-Gold or Panther Award. All of the Blue-Gold and Panther Award winners’ names are embedded into the stones on a sidewalk between the Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Chapel. The Pittsburgh women’s volleyball team has had 10 winners of the Panther Award (outstanding athletic achievement) and seven Blue-Gold Award winners.

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Panther Award 1979-80: Cindy Chambers (VB) 1982-83:Diane Zack (VB) 1987-88: Lisa Stewart (VB) 1988-89: Denise Frawley (VB) 1991-92: Dee MacAulay (VB) 1993-94: Ann Marie Lucanie (VB) 2000-01: Marcia Thiesen (VB) 2002-03: Carrie Norris (VB) 2003-04: Wendy Hatlestad (VB) 2004-05: Megan Miller (VB) Blue-Gold Award 1976-77: Katherine Hudgens (VB) 1977-78: Patricia Montgomery 1984-85: Pat Belcher (VB) 1985-86: Judy Young (VB) 1987-88: Noreen Coughlin (VB) 1990-91: Jenelle Lantagne (VB) 1996-97: Stephanie Dufresne (VB) 2005-06: Megan McGrane (VB)

PITT HISTORY BIG EAST REGULAR SEASON MVP Sue Hoover — 1985, 86 (South Div.) Denise Frawley — 1987 (South Div.) Jenelle Lantagne — 1990 Ann Marie Lucanie — 1991, 92, 93 Wendy Hatlestad — 2003 Megan Miller – 2004 BIG EAST YOURNAMENT MVP Julie Gaul -- 1982 Ulana Kohutiak -- 1984 Lisa Stewart -- 1986 Denise Frawley -- 1988 Jenelle Lantagne -- 1989 Ann Marie Lucanie -- 1990, 91, 92, 93 Carrie Thomton -- 1994 Megan Miller -- 2003 BIG EAST COACH OF THE YEAR Shelton Collier — 1987 Sue Woodstra — 1990 Chris Beerman — 2003

BIG EAST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Jenelle Lantagne -- 1987 Anne Marie Lucanie --1990 Diana Andreyko -- 2004

BIG EAST LIBERO OF THE YEAR Megan McGrane — 2003 Megan McGrane — 2005

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (1982-89) Diane Zack — 1982 Ulana Kohutiak — 1982, 83 Judy Young — 1983, 85 Cathy Rupp — 1984 Sue Hoover — 1984, 86 Kris Wexell — 1985 Lisa Stewart — 1985, 87 Nora Mulvihill — 1986 Denise Frawley — 1986, 87 Louise O’Shaughnessy — 1987 Dee MacAulay — 1988, 89 Julie Sheils — 1988, 89

ALL-BIG EAST (1990-PRESENT) FIRST TEAM Michele Adamson — 1990 Jenelle Lantagne — 1990 Ann Marie Lucanie — 1991, 92, 93 Sue Zonneville — 1991 Annemarie Mernagh — 1993 Jennie Driscoll — 1994, 95, 96 Stephanie Dufresne — 1996 Wendy Hatlestad — 2001, 03

Megan Miller — 2003, 04 Gini Ullery — 2004 Diana Andreyko — 2005, 06, 07 Megan McGrane — 2005 Azadeh Boroumand — 2006 Kelly Campbell - 2008 SECOND TEAM Jennie Driscoll — 1993 Stephanie Dufresne — 1994, 95 Sarah Mikla — 1994 Paula Zemrowski — 1997, 98 Stacy Renick — 2000 Marcia Thiesen — 2000 Carrie Norris — 2000, 2002 Megan Miller — 2002 Gini Ullery — 2005 Meagan Dooley — 2006, 07, 08 ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Peggy Meinhart — 1996 Carrie Norris — 1999 Wendy Hatlestad — 2000 Diana Andreyko — 2004

Diana Andreyko

BIG EAST ACADEMIC ALL-STARS BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK Julie Sheils — 1989 (9/18) Jenelle Lantagne — 1990 (10/1) Ann Marie Lucanie — 1990 (9/17); 1991 (11/4); 1992 (9/14, 11/2); 1993 (9/13, 9/20, 10/4) Linda Zols — 1990 (11/5) Sue Zonneville — 1991 (10/28) Dee MacAulay — 1991 (11/11) Annemarie Mernagh — 1993 (11/8) Sarah Mikla — 1994 (10/8) Sara Mitchell — 1994 (9/18) Jennie Driscoll — 1995 (11/6); 1996 (10/21) Stephanie Dufresne — 1995 (10/30); 1996 (10/14) Tara Haefner — 1997 (9/22) Marcia Thiesen — 1998 (9/28); 2000 (10/23, 11/13) Melissa Alpers — 1999 (9/13) Tari Boutin — 1999 (10/25) Carrie Norris — 1999 (10/11, 11/8); 2002 (9/9, 11/11) Wendy Hatlestad — 2000 (11/13); 2001 (11/12); 2003 (9/22, 10/6) Madelyn Egan — 2002 (9/23) Megan Miller — 2002 (9/23, 9/30); 2003 (10/13, 11/17); 2004 (9/16, 9/20, 10/18) Gini Ullery — 2003 (9/8) Lindsey Macke — 2003 (10/27) Diana Andreyko — 2004 (9/6, 9/20, 11/1) Nicole Taurence — 2005 (10/3) Azadeh Boroumand — 2006 (8/28) Meagan Dooley — 2006 (9/25, 10/16) Kim Kern — 2006 (10/7) Michelle Rossi — 2006 (11/13) Kelly Campbell — 2007 (9/24) Diana Andreyko — 2007 (9/10) Kelly Campbell — 2008 (10/13, 10/20)

New Look, Same Expectations

Melissa Alpers — 1996-99 Jenna Birkel — 1998-99 Kelly Campbell- 2008-09 Noreen Coughlin — 1986-87 Megan Dooley - 2008-09 Stephanie Dufresne — 1994-96 Madelyn Egan — 2002-03 Abby Fechhelm — 2001, 2003-04 Melissa Ferguson — 2005 Sally Gillespie — 1985 Big East All-Academic Continued... Melanie Gustafson — 1992-94 Tara Haefner — 1995, 1998 Dionne Hayden — 2000 Lindsay Howard — 1998 Laura Horvath — 1993, 1995 Alexandra Lacenere — 2001 Jenelle Lantagne — 1988, 1990 Dee MacAulay — 1991 Lindsey Macke — 2004 Jessica McDonald — 2003-04 Megan McGrane — 2002-05 Peggy Meinhart — 1996-99 Kelly Meyers — 1995-98 Sarah Mikla — 1994,-1995 Megan Miller — 2002-04 Jessica Moses — 2005 Jennifer Nickels — 1997-2000 Carrie Norris — 1999-2000 Kim Norris — 2003-05 Karen Reisiger — 1997 Stacy Renick — 1997, 1999- 2000 Sarah Rollman — 2002 Stephanie Ross — 2005 Lori Silk — 1987-89 Lisa Stewart — 1987 Annemarie Tarara — 1995 Nicole Taurence — 2005 Marcia Thiesen — 1998 Jessica Van Der Mallie — 1995-98 Melissa Whaley — 2004 Alyssia Yanik — 1995 Judy Young — 1983, 1985 Paula Zemrowski — 1996-98 Krista Ziener — 1987 Sue Zonneville — 1989, 1991

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PITT HISTORY/TRADITION BIG EAST SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Melissa Alpers — 1996-99 Megan McGrane — 2005

ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

AAU NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT ALL-AMERICAN Kris Wexell — 1981, 82 Julie Gaul — 1982 MVP Judy Young — 1982 Jennie Driscoll — 1992 USA A-2 TOURNAMENT TEAM Wendy Hatlestad — 2001

Carrie Norris — Nov. 12, 2002

POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Sally Gillespie — 1985 Noreen Coughlin — 1988 Jenelle Lantagne — 1990 Megan McGrane — 2005 Melissa Ferguson — 2007 ALL-AMERICAN AVCA ALL-AMERICAN Second-team Ann Marie Lucanie — 1993 Third-team Wendy Hatlestad — 2003 Honorable Mention Megan Miller — 2003, 2004 Gini Ullery — 2004 Megan McGrane — 2004, 2005 Diana Andreyko — 2006 Michelle Rossi - 2008

USA TRAINING TEAM (SPRING CUP) Wendy Hatlestad — 2002 Sarah Rollman — 2003 USAV JUNIOR OLYMPIC ALL-AMERICAN Julie Cress — 1996

AVCA ALL-DISTRICT/REGION AVCA ALL-DISTRICT I Stephanie Dufresne — 1995, 96 Jennie Driscoll — 1995, 96 AVCA MIDEAST ALL-REGION First-Team Jenelle Lantagne — 1990 Ann Marie Lucanie — 1991, 92, 93 Second-Team Michele Adamson — 1990 Sue Zonneville — 1991 Third-Team Ann Marie Lucanie — 1990 Dee MacAulay — 1991

ADDITIONAL NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS AIAW ALL-EAST (FIRST TEAM) Paula Olsen — 1981 USA JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM Linda Stadler — 1976 Cindy Chambers — 1978 Ingrid Mueller — 1978 Sara Mitchell — 1992 USVBA ALL-REGION (EASTERN) Ingrid Mueller — 1978, 79 Maria Perez — 1981 MVP Robin Kukalis — 1981 Paula Olsen — 1981 Linda Stadler — 1981, 82 Judy Young — 1981 Julie Gaul — 1982 Cathy Rupp — 1986 Kris Wexell — 1986 Denise Frawley — 1988 VOLLEYBALL MONTHLY MAGAZINE FABULOUS 50 Lisa Stewart — 1982 Nora Mulvihill — 1984 Diane Zerbey — 1984 Stacy Renick — 1996 Lisa Riggle — 1996 UKRANIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Ulana Kohutiak — 1984 MVP

OLYMPIC SPORTS FESTIVAL AVCA NORTHEAST REGION FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Diana Andreyko — 2004 AVCA NORTHEAST REGION ALL-AMERICAN Carrie Norris — 2000 Wendy Hatlestad — 2001, 2003 Megan Miller — 2003 Gini Ullery — 2004 Diana Andreyko – 2004 Megan McGrane — 2005 Diana Andreyko — 2006 Azadeh Boroumand — 2006

AVCA NORTHEAST ALL-REGION Denise Frawley — 1986, 87, 88 Sue Hoover — 1986 Lisa Stewart — 1986, 87 Louise O’Shaughnessy — 1987 Nora Mulvihill — 1988 Michelle Rossi— 2008

ASICS ALL-AMERICAN Honorable Mention Jenelle Lantagne — 1990 Ann Marie Lucanie — 1993

SYRACUSE Robin Kukalis — 1981 Julie Gaul — 1981 (Captain) Tina Newton — 1981 INDIANAPOLIS Judy Young — 1982 Julie Gaul — 1982 BATON ROUGE Sue Hoover — 1985 HOUSTON Denise Frawley — 1986

VOLLEYBALL MONTHLY ALL-AMERICAN Honorable Mention Ulana Kohutiak — 1984 Denise Frawley — 1987, 88 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN Judy Young — 1985 Noreen Coughlin — 1987

COLORADO SPRINGS Paula Olsen — 1978 Cindy Chambers — 1978 Ingrid Mueller — 1978, 79 Sally Gillespie — 1983 Judy Young — 1983

RALEIGH Denise Frawley — 1987

Carrie Norris

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PITT HISTORY Name A Adamson, Michelle Alpers, Melissa Andrews, Jamie Andreyko, Diana B Baginski, Helen Baughman, Beth Belcher, Pat Berzino, Ieva Birkel, Jenna Boroumand, Azadeh Boutin, Tari Brown, Carolyn Burke, Emily

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1974 1979 1980-84 1980-81 1998-99 2003-06 1999 1986 2007

C Campbell, Alexa Campbell, Kelly Campbell, Samantha Chambers, Cindy Cherven, Allie Cotters, Marcy Coughling, Noreen Cratsky, Marien Creighton, Ashley Cress, Julie

20092006-08 2008 1976-79 2005 1983 1984-87 1974 2004-05 1996

D Dooley, Meagan Driscoll, Jennie Dufresne, Stephanie

20061992-96 1994-96

E Egan, Madelyn Evans, Gail Evans, Kathy

2002-03 1974-76 1974-76

F Fairbanks, Kristine Fallis, Brittany Fechhelm, Abby Feldman, Melanie Ferguson, Melissa Fernandez, Laurie Fierschnaller, Nancy Frawley, Denise Frye, Cindy Frye, Linda “Mitzi”

1975 20092001-04 2009 2004-07 1993-95 1987-88 1985-88 1976-77 1974-75

G Gary, Bridgett Gaul, Julie Gillespie, Sally Grandy, Alexis Grabowski, Sarah Grooms, Andrea Gustafson, Melanie

1988-91 1979-82 1982-85 1974 2008 1996-97 1991-94

H Haefner, Tara Haff, Heather Hansen, Denise Harper, Imani Hartman, Lauren Hatlestad, Wendy Hayden, Dionne Hemingway, Chelsea Hershelman, Sue Hodnik, Allyson Hollands, Heather Holmes, Niki Hoover, Sue Horvath, Laura Howard, Lindsay

1995-98 2000-01 1975 200820082000-03 1998-01 1991-93 1974-77 20081988-91 1987 1983-86 1992-94 1998

Name Hudgens, Kathy

Yrs. Played 1975-76

J Jones, Debbie

1974-75

K Kalberer, Rachel Katona, Jenn Keister, Jennifer Kern, Kim King, Alyssa Kohutiak, Ulana Komar, Tracy Kukalis, Robin

200720091995 2006 20091981-84 1991-92 1979-82

L Lacenere, Alexandra Lantagne, Jenelle Larimer, Jan Lee, Shannon Lucanie, Ann Marie

1998-01 1987-90 1976 20091990-93

M MacAulay, Dee Macellari, Monica MacFarlane, Joyce Macke,, Lindseyy

1988-91 2005-08 1974-75 2001-04

Name Riemersma, Shelly Riggle, Lisa Rohall, Tara Rollman, Sarah Ross, Stephanie Rossi, Michelle Rupp, Cathy

Yrs. Played 1979-81 1997-00 20082001-03 2005-08 20061983

S Sandman, Beth Savage, Mary Schneider, Margie Seanor, Shelly Sheils, Julie Silk, Lori Sonricker, Kathy Stadler, Linda Stadelman, Melissa Stewart, Lisa Stickley, Anne Stinner, Debbie Susang, Mary Lou Swysgood, Hannah

1999 1976-77 1974-75 1987-91 1988-89 1986-89 1976-79 1980-81 20051984-87 1975 1974-76 1976-77 2008

T Tapia, Carmen Tarara, Annemarie Taurence, Nicole

1982-83 1995-96 2005-08

Lindsey Macke

Nicole Taurence

Maguire Maguire, Jamie 1994 Mangus, Ellen Matheis, Kelly McCarthy, Peggy McDonald, Jessica McGrane Megan Meinhart, Peggy Mernagh, Annemarie Meyers, Kelly Mikla, Sarah Miller, Megan Mitchell, Sara Montgomery, Pat Moses, Jessica Mueller, Ingrid Mulvihill, Nora

1979-81 1986-89 1980 2002-04 2002-05 1996-99 1991-94 1995-98 1992-95 2000-04 1992-95 1975-78 2005-08 1977-78 1985-88

N Newton, Tina Niemitz, Mary Beth Nickels, Jennifer Norris, Carrie Norris, Kim

1979-80 1978 1996-00 1999-02 2002-05

O Olsen, Paula O’Shaugnessy, Louise

1978-81 1984-87

P Perez, Maria Philips, Alex Plank, Renee Pletz, Andra Puzauskas, April

1977-81 20091974 1976-79 2000-03

R Reisiger, Karen Renick, Stacy Reyes, Regina Richter, Julie

1997-99 1997-00 1982-83 1975

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Thiesen, Marcia Thornton, Carrie Town, Amy

1997-00 1990-94 2007-

U Ullery, Gini

2001-05

V Van Der Mallie, Jessica

1995-98

W Walker, Michelle Wexell, Kris Whaley, Melissa

20091983-86 2001-04

Melissa Whaley White, Ashley

2004-05

Y Yakovich, Marcia Yanik, Alyssia Young, Judy

1975 1992-95 1981-85

Z Zack, Diane Zaken, Diane Zemrowski, Paula Zentner, Nancy Zerbey, Dianne Ziener, Krista Zols, Linda Zonneville, Sue Zwike, Jill

1980-82 1974-77 1996-99 1977-79 1985 1984-86 1988-91 1988-91 1975

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Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh

“Only Big Dreams”

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World Class Institution Pitt Quick Facts: Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Total schools: 18

Founded: 1787

School type: state-related

Total enrollment: 33,898

Student: Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Faculty members: 3,800

Library volumes: 4.4 million

Total employees: 12,000

Periodical subscriptions: 35,000

Degree programs: 383

Total alumni: 250,000+

Main campus area size: 132 acres

Website: www.pitt.edu

Campus buildings: 92

Varsity sports: 19

The University of Pittsburgh campus is a place of delightful contrasts: unabashedly urban, yet dotted with gardens and trees. Situated on the edge of 456-acre wooded Schenley Park, the campus weaves in and out of an exciting section of the city known as Oakland. Pittsburgh’s cultural and medical center, Oakland is home to the University’s 132-acre main campus that includes more than 90 academic, research, administrative buildings and residence halls. •F  ounded in a log cabin in 1787, Pitt is among the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. The University has more than 250,000 alumni living in all 50 states and territories and 119 foreign countries. •A  mong the campus’ most impressive attractions is the 42-story structure known as the Cathedral of Learning. The tallest academic building in the western world, the Gothic Revival skyscraper is home to several of the institution’s classrooms and the famed 26 Nationality Classrooms authentically designed to depict ethnic art and culture. •A  mong the new freshmen entering the University in 2008, 54 percent were in the top-10 percent of their high school graduating class and 75 percent were in the top-20 percent. • Pittsburgh’s academic record is outstanding, rating among the leading national and international universities in the United States. Pitt offers 383 distinct degree programs. Its faculty includes many world-renowned scholars, researchers and innovators. A number of academic departments are rated at the top of their respective fields. •A  t Pitt, an education can come to life. Learning is not relegated to textbooks and chalkboards. An English writing major can put their studies to use by working at the student newspaper, The Pitt News. Students involved in the sciences can visit the Carnegie Science Center or the Allegheny Observatory. Business students can gain hands-on experience while interning with one of the many corporations headquartered downtown. •A  long with its formal education, Pitt offers a wide range of over 400 clubs and organizations-- a spanning from auto racing to the pre-med society-- to supplement a student’s learning experience. •O  ne of Pitt’s most exciting advantages is its close proximity to downtown Pittsburgh, one of the nation’s largest cities. Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities by various publications, Pittsburgh provides an abundance of opportunities for its students in career exploration from internships in Fortune 500 companies, clerkships and residencies in major law and medical facilities.

Top American Research Universities Cal-Berkeley Illinois Michigan North Carolina

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According to the Center for Measuring University Performance in 2007

Nation’s Top Universities For National Institute of Health Funding 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Harvard Johns Hopkins Penn UC-San Francisco Washington

6. PITT 7. UCLA 8. Duke 9. Michigan 10. Washington Univ. (St. Louis)

According to Educational Institutions and Affiliates

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Cathedral of Learning The Cathedral of Learning, which is still the tallest educational building in the United States, is a 42-story gothic cathedral. Inspired by the vision of Chancellor John Bowman, the Cathedral was partially funded by 97,000 area school children, each of whom contributed a dime to buy a brick for the cathedral.

Key Numbers at the University of Pittsburgh • 90% of Pittsburgh faculty hold earned doctorates and/or first professional degrees. • Student:Faculty Ratio: 17:1.

“They shall find wisdom here and faith—in steel and stone, in character and thought—they shall find beauty, adventure, and moments of high victory,” said former Chancellor Bowman.

• 94% of classes have less than 100 students and offer small group sessions for questions and answers.

Our City is our Campus

• 90% of freshmen return the subsequent year.

From the “old” Allegheny Observatory on the North Side, to the Applied Research Center in Harmarville, to the brand new Duratz Athletic Complex on the South Side, it is really true that the city is our campus. Factors like performing arts, museums, sports, healthcare, and safety make Pittsburgh the “second-most attractive college town” in the U.S. among cities of its size, according to a recent survey. Pitt Arts connects our students to the extensive cultural life of the region, providing free admission to many of our neighboring museums and city events.

Pitt: A World-Class Institution Pitt ranked No. 37 on Newsweek’s “Top-100 Global Universities” list. Including a variety of factors, the list ranked the world’s top colleges and universities.

•P  itt is ranked among the “100 Best Colleges for African American Students” by Amazon.com • 15,622 is the full-time undergraduate enrollment for the Pittsburgh campus. •T  he 2001 U.S. News & World Report rankings rated the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration among the nation’s top-10 percent of accredited U.S. business programs. •A  ccording to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pittsburgh ranks among the nation’s top-10 programs in information systems, engineering medicine, education, business, metallurgy, and computer engineering. • The University of Pittsburgh is one of 62 members of the Association of American Universities, a prestigious group whose members include the major research universities of North America.

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World Class Institution

About The University A “World-Class Institution” the University of Pittsburgh is an internationally respected center of learning and research, offering exceptional educational opportunities in the arts, sciences and professions.

Mission “Besides being one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States, the University of Pittsburgh is also among the nation’s most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields.”

The University of Pittsburgh’s mission is to advance teaching, research and public service. This three-part commitment enables the University to serve others by educating diverse students from the region, the nation and the world; expanding boundaries of knowledge, discovery and technology; and enhancing quality of life in the Western Pennsylvania region and beyond.

History The University began in the Pennsylvania wilderness as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, the year the U.S. Constitution was adopted. Thirty-two years later, the Pittsburgh Academy became the Western University of Pittsburgh, and in 1908, the school changed its name to the University of Pittsburgh. Graduate degrees have been conferred since 1836, and the first doctoral program was developed in 1884. A private institution for most of its past, the University of Pittsburgh became state-related in 1966, establishing a relationship with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that continues to benefit both partners. Today, as an elected member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Pittsburgh claims its place among the top public research universities in the nation.

Accreditation All campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on High Education. Schools, programs and departments may furthermore be accredited by discipline-specific accrediting bodies.

Academic Organization As an independent, state-related, coeducational institution, the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus offers a multitude of degree-granting and other programs housed in 16 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The University system includes the Pittsburgh campus and four regional campuses at Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville. There are approximately 122, academic, research and administrative buildings and residence halls located on the Pittsburgh campus, which covers 132 acres in the culturally rich Oakland neighborhood. At the heart of the campus stands a central landmark- the Cathedral of Learning, a 42-story Gothic tower, which is the tallest school building in the western hemisphere. The cathedral contains the Nationality Rooms, 26 classrooms, each designed to reflect a distinct culture and providing an overall, multi-dimensional understanding of America’s heritage. At the Pittsburgh campus, over 12,000 employees and 4,600 faculty serve approximately 27,562 students, including over 10,000 graduate and over 17,000 undergraduate students. Alumni accomplishments range from managing Fortune 500 corporations, to writing bestselling novels, to unlocking the secrets of DNA…and more.

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As we enter the 21st century, Pitt remains a place of enduring tradition and vitality, true to the work ethic of western Pennsylvania, rich in intellectual rigor, and committed to preparing students for their lives and careers.

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Academic Programs Arts and Sciences Africana Studies Anthropology Architectural Studies Bioethics Biological Sciences Chemistry Children’s Literature Classics Classics, Philosophy & Ancient Science Communication Computer Science Cultural Studies East Asian Languages & Literatures Economics English Environmental Studies Film Studies French & Italian Languages & Literatures Hispanic Languages & Literatures History History and Philosophy of Science History of Art & Architecture Intelligent Systems Jewish Studies Linguistics Mathematics Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physics and Astronomy Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Slavic Languages and Literatures Sociology Spanish Statistics Studio Arts Theatre Arts Urban Studies Women’s Studies

Business Katz Graduate School of Business College & Business Administration

Dental Medicine Education Administrative and Policy Studies Health, Physical, & Recreation Education Instruction and Learning Psychology in Education

Engineering Bioengineering Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics Industrial Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering

General Studies Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Communication Science & Disorders Emergency Medicine Health Information Management Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science & Technology Sports Medicine and Nutrition

Honors College Information Sciences Information Science & Telecommunications Library & Information Science

Law Medicine Anesthesiology Biomedical Informatics Cell Biology and Physiology Clinical Research Computational Research

Critical Care Medicine Dermatology Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Immunology Institute of Aging Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program Integrative Molecular Biology Medicine Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Neurobiology Neurological Surgery Neurology OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences Ophthalmology Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology Pathology Pediatrics Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Psychiatry Radiation Oncology Radiology Structural Biology Surgery Urology

Nursing Pharmacy Public and International Affairs Public Health Behavioral & Community Health Sciences Biostatistics Environmental & Occupational Health Epidemiology Health and Policy & Management Human Genetics Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Multidisciplinary MPH Program

Social Work University Center for International Studies Asian Studies Center Center for Latin American Studies Center for Russian & East European Studies European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center

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Roscoe Robinson, Jr.

Patricia Churchland

Paul Lauterbur

Dick Thornburgh

Bert O’Malley

Distinguished Alumni “The university that began in a humble log cabin has evolved into an internationally recognized center of learning and research. Medical breakthroughs, amazing discoveries and brilliant victories dapple its long history. For 215 years, Pitt has been making the world healthier, safer, and more tolerant, but there is always more work to be done…”

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Most commonly recognized as a leader in a variety of fields including science, medicine and technology, University of Pittsburgh graduates are pioneers and achievers in numerous occupations. Pitt graduates have been found winning Olympic Gold medals, serving our country in the armed forces, leading international corporations, writing for the Wall Street Journal, excelling in politics, performing on Broadway, movies and televisions shows, receiving induction into numerous athletic halls of fames and inventing life-altering technology and cures. From pioneering nuclear energy to inventing CPR and the Pentium Pro chip, from winning an Oscar, the Nobel Peace Prize and the Pulitzer to producing the first African-American four-star General, University of Pittsburgh alums have made their presence known to the world.

Arts & Entertainment Adrian Cronauer

Radio disk jockey and inspiration of the movie Good Morning Vietnam

Orinn Hatch Tony Dorsett

Michael Chabon

2001 Pulitzer Price winning author

Bill Cullen

Game show host, original host of the Price Is Right

Gene Kelly

Academy Award winner, dancer and actor

Andrew Mellon

Host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

August Wilson

1987 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright who wrote about African-American experience in the 20th century

Michael Waldholz

Mike Ditka

Dan Marino

Tony Dorsett

Jock Sutherland

Herb Douglas

Glenn “Pop” Warner

Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Heisman Trophy winner Bronze medalist in the long jump at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Thomas Starzl

Bill Fralic

Pro Football Hall of Fame member

Marshall Goldberg

Pro Football Hall of Fame member

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Fred Rogers

Athletics Pro Football Hall of Fame member

Vladimir Zworykin

Well-known architect who designed the Cathedral of Learning, the world’s first educational skyscraper

1997 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on AIDs (Wall Street Journal)

Gene Kelly Roger Kingdom

Charles Klauder

Roger Kingdom

Two-time Olympic Gold medalist, sprint hurdler, world recordholder

Pro Football Hall of Fame member Hall of Fame football coach, All-American football player, Pitt professor of dentistry Pitt football coach who guided the Panthers to 33 straight wins and three national championships (1915, ‘16, ‘18)

John Woodruff

1936 Berlin Olympic gold medalist in the 800-meters

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Adrian Cronauer

Jim Burke

D.A. Henderson

Mike Ditka Wangari Maathai Bill Cullen

Fred Rogers

Dan Marino

Jonas Salk

Michael Chabon

August Wilson

Herbert Boyer

Business

Science, Medicine & Technology

Andrew W. Mellon

Herbert Boyer

Thomas Usher

John Brashear

Banker, philanthropist, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and founder of Carnegie Mellon

Chairman of U.S. Steel and Marathon Oil

Biochemist, 1990 National Medal of Science, co-founded Genentech Astronomer, Pitt Chancellor, maker of astronomical and scientific instruments

Erik Buell

Military

Engineer, founder of the Buell Motorcycle Company, subsidiary of Harley-Davidson

Roscoe Robinson, Jr.

Reginald Fessenden

First African-American Four-star general

Philosophy Patricia Churchland

Inventor, chemist and sonar pioneer who developed insulation for electrical wires, built the first wireless telephone and transmitted the first audio radio broadcast

D.A. Henderson

1991 MacArthur Genius-winning philosopher noted for her work in neurophilosophy

Faculty member, National Medal of Science winner, directed World Health Organization’s Global Smallpox Eradication Campaign

Politics

Norman Horowitz

Orinn Hatch

United States Senator since 1977

Wangari Maathai

2004 Nobel Peace Prize

Dick Thornburgh

U.S. Attorney General and Governor of Pennsylvania

Geneticist who worked on the famous one-on-one gene enzyme hypothesis and space scientist for the Mariner and Viking missions to Mars

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer, physicist, inventor and aviation pioneer whose infrared observations were used to make the first calculations on the greenhouse effect

Paul Lauterbur

2003 Nobel Prize winner for his invention of the MRI machine

Bert W. O’Malley

Molecular endocrinologist and 2008 National Medal of Science laureate

Peter Safar

Physician and CPR pioneer

Dr. Jonas Salk

Developer of the polio vaccine

John W. Simpson

Pioneer of nuclear energy, recipient of the Edison Medal

Thomas Starzl

Father of the organ transplant

Vladimir Zworykin

Inventor of television technology

James E. Keeler

Astronomer who discovered Saturn’s rings were made of particles

Charles Glen King

Biochemist known for isolating vitamin C

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“I’ve been struck by how many beautiful places there are in this country that you don’t necessarily think of as beautiful. Pittsburgh, for example, is a really handsome town with the rivers and hills.”

-President Barack Obama on Pittsburgh

America’s Most Livable City America’s Top-10 Most Livable Cities : *

1. PITTSBURGH, PA

6. Rochester, NY

2. San Francisco, CA

7. Washington, DC

3. Seattle, WA

8. San Jose-Sunnyvale, CA

4. Portland, OR

9. Boston, MA

5. Philadelphia, PA

10. Madison, WI

*Places Rated Almanac

Established:

1758

Population:

334,563 (city) 1.33 million (Allegheny County)

Area:

55 sq. mi.

Bridges:

448 (most of any city in the world)

Elevation:

1,223 ft.

Average Temp:

Spring – 49 F Fall – 53 F

World Championships:

Steelers (6), Pirates (5), Penguins (3)

Summer – 71 F Winter – 30 F

Educational Institutions: 29 colleges and universities in Southwestern Pennsylvania

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There is an unmatched beauty as you cross one of the many Pittsburgh bridges and take a look down one of the three rivers- the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio. The view is aweinspiring from the heights of Mount Washington or coming out of the Fort Pitt Tunnel. The rivers surround Pittsburgh, keeping the buildings nestled in the “Golden Triangle,” highlighted by the striking fountain at the city’s Point. The city and its numerous neighborhoods are an appealing mix of the old and the new, the classic and the modern. Those neighborhoods are full of pre-modern churches, giving them a nostalgic sense even as more modern architecture is built around them. The past several years, Pittsburgh has undergone yet another renaissance, as the majestic new stadiums, PNC Park and Heinz Field, have been erected as well as the new David Lawrence Convention Center. There is something for everyone in Pittsburgh. For children, there is the Children’s Festival, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Kennywood Park, rated the sixth-best amusement park in the world even in its second century of existence. For anyone looking to mix learning and excitement, there is the Carnegie Science Center and its World War II submarine that patrons can board and view up close. The Three Rivers Arts Festival and Three Rivers Regatta are perennial events that bring thousands of visitors to the city to enjoy cultural activities in Point State Park. A recent resurgence in the performing arts has welcomed a slew of world-renowned actors, actresses, stage technicians, musicians and opera singers to the numerous cultural centers. The renovated Byham Theater, Benedum Center, Heinz Hall and O’Reilly Theater host a variety of shows and performances throughout the year. New medical facilities have helped Pittsburgh continue to be on the cutting edge of the health profession. Many of those facilities are housed in Oakland, also the site of the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus. Oakland has emerged as a city of its own with museums and the beautiful Schenley Park.

Pittsburgh Quick Facts

Tourism:

The city of Pittsburgh has grown and adapted as the world itself has changed. From its days as the “Gateway to the West” to its famous steel-town age and now as a cultural and medical center, Pittsburgh has been hailed as one of the top places to live in the United States.

3.9 million people visit annually

The city of Pittsburgh has provided excitement and thrills for over two centuries, but it has also supplied millions of people with a fabulous place to call home.

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“Pittsburgh’s industrial past has given way to an enterprising and vibrant present. Pittsburgh has all the charms of a larger city, but lacks many of the usual disadvantages. Crime is low and it’s easy to find a neighborhood that perfectly fits your needs. There are a number of things that make it a great place to live, work and play. The abundance of leisure activities create a quality of life in Pittsburgh that is virtually unmatched.”

Pittsburgh Attractions Mt. Washington and the inclines Andy Warhol Museum Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History

-Visitpittsburgh.com

Heinz Regional History Center The Strip Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Nationality Classrooms at the Cathedral of Learning

Top 9 Things To Do In Pittsburgh

The Mattress Factory

1. Ride the Duquesne or Monongahela Incline

Pittsburgh Zoo

2. Have lunch at Primanti Brothers

Kennywood Amusement Park

3. Visit Point State Park

Station Square

4. Spend an afternoon at one of the Carnegie Museums

Shadyside

5. Take in a professional game

South Side Nightlife

6. Visit the Cathedral of Learning

Fallingwater

7. Enjoy the rides at Kennywood Amusement Park 8. Experience the South Side 9. Ride the Gateway Clipper Cruiseline Source: Pittsburgh Vibe Magazine

“While Pittsburgh used to be called Steel Town, they need to call it Knowledge Town.”

- Former President George W. Bush while meeting with Pitt researchers to discuss efforts to combat bioterrorism

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The Facts About Pittsburgh

• Only city in the United States with the distinction of being named “America’s Most Livable City” twice by Places Rated Almanac. • Ranked as America’s “Greenest City” by Green Building Alliance in 2004. • Pittsburgh has 448 bridges, more than any other city in the world.

“…the only city in America with an entrance.”

-New York Times on entering the city of Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt Tunnel

America’s 10 Most Beautiful Places: 1. Red Rock Country, Sedona, AZ 2. Nighttime view from Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, PA 3. Upper Mississippi River 4. Hawaii’s Na Pali Coast 5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA 6. Grafton, VT 7. Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, WM 8. Drive from Key Largo to Key West, Florida 9. Clingmans Dome along Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 10. The Squares of Savannah, GA Source: USA Today Weekend.com Date: May 18, 2003

America’s Most Underrated Cities 1. Baltimore, MD

6. Minneapolis, MN

2. Fort Lauderdale, FL

7. PITTSBURGH, PA

3. Houston, TX

8. Portland, OR

4. Kansas City, MO

9. Providence, RI

5. Louisville, KY.

10. Sacramento, CA

Source: MSNBC.com, March 2, 2008

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• Home of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the first–and largest–certified green convention center in the world, which was selected by the White House to host the 2009 G-20 Summit. • Ranked among the World’s Top-10 Cleanest Cities by Forbes Magazine (2007). • Referred to as the “San Francisco of the East Coast” for its notable hills and beautiful views. • Named one of the World’s Top Travel Destinations for 2008 by Frommer’s, a leading publisher of international travel guides. • Boasts the second-most beautiful view in the United States according to USA Today (view from Mt. Washington). • Ranked as America’s sixth “most literate” among 64 metro areas (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2003).

• Pittsburgh is home to many “firsts,” including the first U.S. public television station (WQED), the first U.S. radio station (KDKA), the first all-aluminum building (Alcoa), the first polio vaccine (Jonas Salk) and the first robotics institute (Carnegie Mellon University). • Ranked the 11th best city for women in cities with more than 300,000 people (Ladies’ Home Journal, April 2002). • Has been rated safer than 82 out 100 metro areas in the United States (Places Rated Almanac). • Host of the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star game at PNC Park. • Host of the 2008 PGA USA Open. • PNC Park was rated the best ballpark in Major League Baseball by ESPN’s Jim Caple in 2008. • Sports Illustrated ranked Heinz Field as the second-best stadium in the National Football League. • Pittsburgh was ranked the Ninth “Best City for Work and Family” in America by Fortune Magazine. • U PMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) was named the 13th best hospital in America. • Pittsburgh is ranked among the nation’s top-25 arts destinations (American Style Magazine, 2003).

A great sports town

City of Champions “Pittsburgh is “City of Champions” once again. Football, baseball, hockey, basketball. Pittsburgh’s sports résumé stacks up with the best. With the Penguins winning their third championship, Pittsburgh becomes the first city to ever hold the Lombardi and Stanley Cup trophies at the same time. The Super Bowl-champion Steelers have a young core and the Penguins have an even younger one. Pitt basketball is now a perennial national title contender. TitleTown USA, City of Champions, whatever you want to call it, it’s Pittsburgh, PA.”

Each year, Pittsburgh ranks among the best sports towns in America. The Panthers are part of a great city sports family that includes professional franchises in football, baseball and hockey. The Steelers of the NFL , the Pirates of Major League Baseball and the Penguins of the NHL all call Pittsburgh home and, along with the Panthers, are an exciting part of the city’s flavor. •T  he 2009 and 2006 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most accomplished franchises in professional sports history, winning an unprecedented four Super Bowls during the 1970s. •S  ensational Sidney Crosby currently stars for the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise that won the 2009 Stanley Cup. The franchise has enjoyed NHL Playoff berths in each of the last three seasons. • PNC Park has been named one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums in the country. It opened in 2001 and boasts a stunning view of the Pittsburgh skyline. •O  ver the last eight seasons (2001-09), Pitt Basketball’s .797 winning percentage (22056) ranks among the nation’s top-5 best winning percentages during that span. Pitt Basketball games at the Petersen Events Center have also been sold out for the last seven consecutive seasons.

- D.J. Gallo, ESPN.com

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Student life

The Pitt Experience “Friendly and diverse, the city is Pitt’s campus. Pitt students enjoy all the benefits of a major city—ballet, professional sports, opera, major concert tours, internship opportunities, shopping and restaurants—with few of the problems. Pittsburgh is also one of the safest cities of its size—large enough to offer plenty of activities but small enough to get around in.”

Pitt is it. It’s a place to learn, have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime As a student at the University of Pittsburgh, education isn’t limited to the confines of a classroom or the extent of studies; learning encompasses every facet of a college experience. Whether it’s joining a student club, trying new foods, attending one of the numerous seminars, obtaining tickets to the latest Broadway production or simply becoming more familiar with the City of Pittsburgh, every day our students are engaged. Oakland, home to Pitt’s main campus, boasts numerous activities within walking distance. Schenley Park, the third-largest urban park in America, provides an escape from the city atmosphere. At the park, individuals can tour Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, play a game of tennis with friends, catch the latest outdoor movies at “Cinema in the Park,” or go ice-skating during the winter. Pitt students have free access to the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, located just a block away from the Cathedral of Learning, where individuals can view and study famous pieces of artwork created by such artists including Monet, Degas and Warhol or mingle alongside the numerous fossils and artifacts within the museum. As part of a diverse neighborhood, Oakland is home to many favorite foods and ethnic restaurants. Whether it’s craving a basket of fries from the famous Original Hot Dog Shop, world-famous sandwiches from Primanti Bros., a great gyro for dinner or desiring sushi, students are bound to satisfy their taste buds somewhere in Oakland. Oakland is also home to Dave & Andy’s Home Made Ice Cream, a local favorite to satisfy that sweet tooth, which was rated one of USA Today’s national top-10 places to enjoy ice cream.

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President Barack Obama visited the Petersen Events Center on his campaign trail.

student life

Oakland is just the beginning for Pitt students. With its central location, it is in walking distance, or just a short and free bus ride (all students get on the city buses for free with their Pitt I.D.) away from various Pittsburgh neighborhoods including Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, the South Side and Downtown; each of which provides students with something different. Shadyside is home to Ellsworth Ave. and Walnut St. which guarantee great shopping with nationally recognized brands and local boutiques. Squirrel Hill offers that “small town feel” with its main street set-up along Forbes and Murray avenues. There, one can find various specialty shops ranging from kosher delis, shoe shops, book stores and numerous vintage stores. Just across the Monongahela River is the vibrant South Side, which is renowned for its endless amount of entertainment venues that line East Carson Street. The 15 block stretch provides numerous shops, eateries, cafes, art galleries, live music venues, novelty shops and the best nightlife Pittsburgh has to offer. Also located adjacent to downtown is Station Square, where individuals can ride one of Pittsburgh’s two inclines to Mount Washington, the best view of Downtown Pittsburgh. Just three miles from Oakland is Downtown Pittsburgh which essentially provides students with that “urban, big city” lifestyle. Home to eight Fortune 500 companies it’s the perfect place for students to begin their careers with fantastic internship opportunities just minutes away from the University of Pittsburgh. Not only is it a place to jumpstart your future, but it provides great entertainment for students; with the growing cultural district, three different sporting venues and a new arena being built, Pittsburgh has become a frequent stop for big-time entertainers. Within the last year, students have had the opportunity to see Dane Cook, Kenny Chesney, Britney Spears, Green Day, Taylor Swift and Legally Blonde (off-Broadway) just to name a few.

“Pitt students enjoy a fun, beautiful and urban campus that is secluded enough to feel like college and at the same time, fully integrated into the vibrant, affordable and extremely friendly city of Pittsburgh.”

-2009 Princeton Review

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Athletic tradition

Diana Andreyko: Pitt ’s Volleyball Career Kills Leader

Tony Dorsett: 1976 Heisman Trophy Winner

Alex Volovetski and Jeremy Stultz: back-to-back Big East Divers of the Year

Only Big Dreams “Pitt fans are very passionate about their school and its teams. It’s a special bond that comes from dedicating four years of your life to a school, of spending so much time on the campus and of interacting with members of the athletic teams who also have classes to attend, term papers to write and final exams to study for. Besides athletics, the University of Pittsburgh has so much to offer. Many of its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are among the best anywhere.” —Beano Cook, ESPN 1991 Final Four Team

Pat Santoro: Two-time NCAA Wrestling Champion

Sue Heon: 1984 Olympic Swimmer Every athlete dreams, but at Pitt we only dream big. The University of Pittsburgh has a valued, championship athletic tradition. One that, since it’s beginning has thrived off of one thing: big dreams. Big dreams have led our teams to numerous national titles and fueled individual athletes into their own realm of success. While the dreams of our past have been marked in the record books, it hasn’t stopped our current pursuit for even bigger dreams. They are what push our athletes to excel during practice, perfect their routine down to the most minute detail, hit the weight room and exceed their own expectations when there is no audience to impress. So when the right moment comes they are able to quicken their feet as they near the finish line, extend their arms as they reach for that extra inch on a fourth and goal and push themselves to the limit as the clock works its way down to zero. By accepting only big dreams in each endeavor that we take and aspiration we pursue, we get the greatest return: immense successes.

Pitt athletics by the numbers: Football Nine-time national champions (1915, 1916, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1976) 25 major college bowl game appearances 18 Associated Press poll top-25 finishes Seven undefeated seasons One Heisman Trophy winner (Tony Dorsett, 1976) 10 major individual college award winners Four Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees 26 College Football Hall of Fame inductees 23 NFL First Round draft picks

John Woodruff: U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist

289 NFL players 85 First Team All-Americans

Keith Gavin 2008 NCAA Wrestling Champion

Eight retired jerseys (Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Bill Fralic, Marshall Goldberg Hugh Green, Dan Marino, Mark May, Joe Schmidt)

Women’s Swimming and Diving Two Olympians Angie Lopez (1976) and Sue Heon (1984) Four four-year All-Americans 17 total All-Americans (five others earned honorable mention)

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1976 National Football Champions

Nine Big East Championships

Jerome Lane shattered backboard in 1988

Athletic tradition

Women’s Basketball: Two-time NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances

Tony Dorsett: NCAA Division I Rushing Record

1984 Big East Champions Women’s Swimming and Diving

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Volleyball

Two NCAA Sweet Sixteens (2008, 2009)

11 Big East Tournament Championships

Three NCAA Tournament appearances

11 NCAA Tournament appearances

One WNBA first-round draft pick

Eight Big East Tournament MOPs

One All-American

Six Big East Players of the Year

Men’s Basketball

Three Big East Rookies of the Year

Two-time national champions (1927-28, 1929-30) One NCAA Final Four - (1941) Two NCAA Elite Eight - (1974, 2009) Six NCAA Sweet Sixteens (1974, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009) Five Big East regular season titles (1986-87, 1987-88, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04) Four league tournament titles (1981, 1982, 2003, 2008) 21 NCAA Tournament appearances

14 All-Big East First Team selections Two All-Americans

Softball First Professional Player -(2007) Jessica Dignon (Washington Glory)

Track & Field Two Olympic U.S.A. Gold Medal winners John Woodruff (1936, 800 meters), Roger Kingdom (1984 & 1988, 110-Meter High Hurdles) 10 Olympians

12 All-Americans

Six NCAA Men’s Champions

Four retired jerseys: (Don Hennon, Billy Knight, Brandin Knight, Charles Smith)

10 NCAA Women’s Champions

Gymnastics

19 NCAA Men’s All-Americans

One National Champion Lisa Shirk (1982, Uneven Bars) Six National Qualifiers 15 All-EAGL first team Members Seven EAGL Champions

Men’s Swimming and Diving 19 Big East Championships Nine All-Americans (13 others earned honorable mention)

Baseball Eight All-Americans 29 MLB Draft selections 36 All-Big East selections

Men’s Soccer

18 NCAA Women’s All-Americans

Wrestling 29 wrestlers that have gone undefeated in dual season 16 NCAA Champions 26 NCAA Finalists 40 NCAA Semifinalists 44 NCAA All-Americans Four Eastern Wrestling League Tournament Outstanding Wrestlers Three EWL Wrestlers of the Year Rande Stottlemyer: three-time EWL Coach of the Year 40 EWL Champions 87 EWL Finalists 27 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Champions

On the University of Pittsburgh campus, between the Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Chapel, is a sidewalk known as the Varsity Walk. There, embedded in the stones, are the names of former Pitt athletes who have promoted the University through their athletic or academic achievements. The Varsity Walk was conceived in 1950 as a way to honor athletes, and new members are added each year. The distinctive hand-carved stones were first presented as the Athletic Committee Award and the Charles C. Hartwig Award. The Athletic Committee recognized the best athlete from any sport. The Charles Hartwig Award was given to the senior athlete who promoted and sponsored the best interests of Pitt athletics, in honor of the 1934 All-America tight end. In 1971 the awards were changed to the Panther and Blue-Gold awards, respectively. The Panther Award is presented to the graduating senior-athlete who has promoted Pittsburgh athletics through his/her outstanding athletic achievement. The Blue-Gold Award is given to the seniors who represent the student-athlete ideal based on academic scholarship, athletic achievement, leadership qualities and citizenship. The awards were expanded to include women in 1975.

Four EIWA team titles

Six All-Americans 16 professional players

Varsity Walk

Roger Kingdom: Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist

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Pitt Facilities

Trees Pool

Petersen Events Center

Fantastic Facilities “With the Petersen Events Center, Pitt now has the finest set of athletic facilities in the Northeast corridor. The University of Pittsburgh has made two major improvements to its campus, both designed to give the athletic program a competitive advantage. The UPMC football complex and the Petersen Events Center are both state-of-the-art and palatial and have taken Panther athletics to another level.”

- Dick Weiss, New York Daily News

Fitzgerald Field House

Petersen Events Center A 12,508-seat basketball and multipurpose arena, the Petersen Events Center, serves as the home for the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs, as well as numerous campus events, graduation ceremonies, concerts and modern recreational and fitness facilities. Game day accommodations include four luxury courtside suites, 12 luxury club level suites, a luxury courtside special event suite and the finest club lounge in college basketball. The Petersen Events Center serves as the home of the Pitt Athletic Department and Hilda M. Willis Center for Academics for student-athletes. The academic center includes a computer lab with 27 computers, writing lab, math/science area, individual tutor rooms, counseling offices, career resource area and media room. It additionally houses the McCarl Panther Hall of Champions, a walking museum of Pitt Athletics both past and present. The building’s Restaurant Row has nine major concession areas with 66 total points of sale, featuring a five-store food court that is open daily as well as on game day. The Baierl Student Recreation Center boasts 40,000 square feet of recreation space including four racquetball courts, two squash courts, Cybex weight machines, a large freeweight area and state-of-the-art aerobic areas.

Charles L. Cost Center The Charles L. Cost Center is spacious enough to house a regulation football field or nine tennis courts.

Heinz Field

It was recently resurfaced with new Astroturf and serves as an indoor practice facility for the Panther baseball, soccer, softball and track and field teams. The center is named after former running back Charles L. “Corky” Cost who donated an excess of $1 million for its construction.

Heinz Field The Club, Tennis Facility

One of the nation’s finest football venues, Heinz Field is home to Panther football. The horseshoe stadium seats 65,050 people and provides a stunning view of Pittsburgh’s breathtaking skyline. Pitt has a private locker area (the Duratz Locker Room) and competes on a heated grass playing surface. Fan amenities include more than 400 television monitors, two video walls, 32 concession areas, club seating and 122 luxury suites. Located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, the stadium is also home to the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Fitzgerald Field House, Olympic Weight Room

Pitt Facilities Gymnastics Training Center

Pitt Wrestling Room

UPMC Sports Performance Complex The UPMC Complex is a state-of-the-art training facility, which includes Pitt’s Duratz Complex, serving as the Panthers’ football practice facility.

Trees Field

Its features include expansive training rooms, team meeting and film-viewing rooms, weight rooms and dining facilities.

Located behind the Cost Center with a striking view of the downtown skyline is Trees Field, home of the Panthers’ baseball and softball teams.

In addition, it houses coaching and administrative staff offices for the football program as well as the Panthers’ Hall of Fame, housed in the Duratz Athletic Complex.

The baseball park underwent more than $500,000 worth of renovations, including the installation of a new major-league caliber astroturf infield and lights. The Panthers played their first-ever home night game in 1999 under the field lights.

UPMC Sports Medicine facilities are also on site, providing Pitt athletics with some of the best care in the world.

Fitzgerald Field House This facility serves as the competitive venue for several of Pitt’s sports, including volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling. It is also used as an indoor partial practice facility for the track and field team. Built in 1951, it was named for Rufus H. Fitzgerald, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh from 1944-1945. The Field House contains offices for many of Pitt’s coaches and includes locker rooms, training rooms and weight rooms for the Panther student-athletes.

Fitzgerald Field House Locker Rooms The locker rooms in the Fitzgerald Field House are custom designed for Pitt’s Olympic sports teams. Added in 1999, the locker rooms include pro-style individual wooden lockers and audio-visual systems for exclusive use by the Panthers. The Fitzgerald Field House is home to the following Pitt sports: Baseball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

An additional field was added for the softball program in 2003, giving the Panthers’ their first on-campus softball facility. Two all-purpose astroturf infields adjoin Trees Field allowing for additional practice area for the Panthers.

Trees Hall and Trees Pool Trees Pool serves as the Panthers’ swimming and diving teams’ home pool. Pitt has hosted 15 Big East Conference Championships in the facility and is set to host the 2010 conference meet. A new high-tech scoreboard was added in 2002 and dedicated to Ben Grady, a former Pitt head swimming coach, at the 2003 ECAC Championships. The newly renovated 75-by-165 foot Olympic sized pool has the dual capability of an eightlane, 50-meter course or a 20-lane, 25-yard course. This past summer, renovation to the pool brought it up to current NCAA regulations in addition to the installation of a new diving board platform and railings. The circulation, drainage and heating systems were also refurbished. The diving area is well equipped with two 1-meter and two 3-meter durafirm stands with maxiflex boards in addition to multiple diving towers with a 16-foot water depth. Trees Hall is also home to many of the University’s sports and recreation classes as well as providing a home to all intramural sports including basketball, soccer and lacrosse.

Olympic Sports Weight Room One of Pitt’s newest facilities, it opened in 2005 as part of the athletic department’s “Quest for Excellence.” It covers the entire east balcony of the Fitzgerald Field House and is large enough to train approximately 70 student-athletes at one time. With nearly 10,000 pounds of free weights, the weight room also includes new treadmills and stationary bikes. There is also an open area for stretching and focusing on specialized muscle groups.

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Pitt Facilities

Baseball Stadium Baseball will include a press box, team dugouts and hitting and pitching practice areas. Synthetic grass will extend the ability to practice and play throughout the year and lighting will allow for evening games.

“Pitt ranks among the best in the world academically and wants to achieve at that same high level athletically. I am incredibly excited about the plans for a new Olympic sports facility. Not only will the facility enhance the Pitt student-athlete experience but it also will make our outstanding University even greater with the opportunities it provides.”

- Jessica Dignon, (CAS ’08) Three-time All-Big East honoree and the first Pitt softball student-athlete to play professionally.

Soccer Stadium The men’s and women’s soccer stadium will be a practice and competition venue, complete with synthetic grass field, lighting and a press box.

“A commitment to this project is an investment in the future of a great university and athletic program. My wife Fran and I are committed to making this facility a reality because of the tremendous impact it will have on the Pitt student-athlete experience.”

- Charles L. “Corky” Cost, (ENGR ’58), Pitt football, basketball and baseball letterman.

New Olympic Sports Facility

Coming in 2010!

Similar to the blueprint Pitt began cultivating in 2000 to entrench itself among the country’s finest universities, Pitt Athletics is intent on doing the same from a student-athlete perspective. Envisioned is a new complex that will provide state-of-the-art homes for Pitt baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s track and field. The complex will transform 12 acres of land at the peak of campus, not only giving Pitt student-athletes nationally competitive facilities, but also rejuvenating an untapped area that neighbors the University of Pittsburgh campus.

The Olympic Sports Complex “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.”

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–John Lennon

The Olympic Sports Complex will transform 12 acres of unused land into a major attraction for the kind of top-performing student-athletes who can elevate the quality of our Olympic sports programs while competing academically to achieve all that an education at the University of Pittsburgh has to offer. Combined with the premier venues of Heinz Field, the Petersen Events Center, the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, and the newly renovated Fitzgerald Field House and Trees Pool, this complex will offer students, parents and fans an enthralling sports experience that stretches from Oakland to the North Shore to the booming South Side.

Pitt Facilities

Softball Stadium Softball will have a skinned infield with an artificial grass outfield, along with lighting. The stadium will include team dugouts, hitting and pitching practice areas and a press box.

Track & Field Stadium The track and field stadium will be utilized for practice and competition, and be located on the site presently occupied by Pitt’s current baseball and softball fields.

“I have had the honor and privilege to experience firsthand the rich tradition of Olympic sports at the University of Pittsburgh. My Pitt experience continues to impact my life to this very day, so I want to ensure that current and future generations of studentathletes have that same lifelong benefit.”

- Herbert Douglas Jr., (EDUC ’48, M.Ed. ’50), 1948 Olympic Bronze Medalist in the long jump, Pitt track and football letterman.

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Academic support

Academic Emphasis Learning is Strength for Life “The student-athletes at the University of Pittsburgh have been given an excellent opportunity to succeed in their academic pursuits. Our alumni, faculty and administration would be proud to know that our student-athletes are hard-working, dedicated and as committed to success in the classroom as they are on the athletic arena.�

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- Michael Farabaugh, Director of Academic Support

Academic Support Services has one mission: to help the men and women athletes of the University of Pittsburgh have a meaningful and successful academic experience during their campus years. While competing in their respective sports, University of Pittsburgh student-athletes focus on graduation and preparation for the future. To this end, Academic Support Services is an invaluable resource for the student-athlete community. Academic counselors meet with their student-athletes on a regular basis to provide advising, counseling, tutorial and study skills support as well as career services. Pittsburgh boasts first-class academic facilities in the Hearst Academic Center for StudentAthletes and the Hilda M. Willis Center for Academic Support. Located in the Petersen Events Center and within seconds of the basketball coaches’ offices and other basketball facilities, the Willis Center serves as another resource for student-athletes to reach their highest academic potential. Staffed by full-time academic counselors and graduate assistants, the Willis Center features a computer lab with 25 computers, tutorial rooms and a student reference library, giving the Panthers access to all of the features of Academic Support Service.

Academic support

Athletics Academic Program The University of Pittsburgh Academic Support program is designed specifically to guide and assist student-athletes in their pursuit of meeting graduation requirements. The following is an outline of the academic services each studentathlete will receive on a yearly basis:

A.C.T.S. Program

T-Tutorial Program Free tutoring provided to assist with course and content review. • Helpful both in and out of season; in particular during times of team travel. • Offer individual tutoring, group tutoring and review sessions. • Appointments are structured around class and practice schedules.

A-Academic Support Help student-athletes balance workload while adjusting to the demands of a highly competitive NCAA Division I program. • Review team schedules and assist with layout of class schedule.

S-Study Skills Program Mandatory program designed to assist first-year student-athletes with a successful transition from high school to college.

• Monitor progress in classes by communicating directly with instructors two times per semester.

• Identify learning styles to help with study techniques.

• Review NCAA continuing eligibility requirements.

• Review various other issues relating to the student-athlete experience.

• Review time management to assist with balancing demands.

C-Career Counseling Work closely with University Career Services to assist students with choosing majors, internship preparation, and resume preparation.

• Freshman Year: Self-exploration to identify personal interests.

• Sophomore Year: Career inventories to assist in deciding majors.

• Junior Year: Resume preparation/internship exploration.

• Senior Year: Job/Graduate school preparation.

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Academic support

2008-09 PITT Academic Highlights “The University of Pittsburgh is a special place, and its student-athletes are truly remarkable people. Our student-athletes are the backbone of what makes our program special and it is their “Big Dreams” that make us all so excited to be a part of the Panther family. Our student-athletes once again reached an impressive level of academic success. In addition to their work in the classroom, our student-athletes were highly active in the community, dedicating over 2,500 hours of community service to over 40 local charitable events and organizations. Our student-athletes have set themselves apart as leaders on campus and in the community.”

- Steve Pederson, Athletic Director

• 283 Student-Athletes achieved a 3.0 term GPA or above • 23 Student-Athletes achieved a 4.0 term GPA • 108 Student-Athletes named Big East Academic All Stars • Three members of the gymnastics team were named All-American Scholar Athletes by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women • Seven members of the gymnastics team were named to the EAGL All-Academic Team by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastic Coaches for Women • Two members of the 2008 softball team were named National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athletes • Two members of the women’s tennis team were named ITA All-Academic honorees for the 2008 Women’s Tennis ITA All-Academic Team • 19 members of the wrestling team were named to the EWL Academic Honor Roll • Jonathan Buchanan (men’s swimming) and Kristy Borza (women’s tennis) earned the 2008-09 Big East Institutional Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award • Conor Lee was named the Big East Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year • Conor Lee of football was named to the 2007-08 ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican Team • Kelly Campbell and Meagan Dooley of women’s volleyball were named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team • 25 members of the Pitt Band achieved a 3.0 term GPA or above • 43 Cheerleaders & Dance team members achieved a 3.0 term GPA or above

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Big East Conference

Big East Conference One of America’s Great Conferences

The Big East Conference will mark its 31st season of existence with the 2009-10 academic year. The 16-team league has gone through membership changes over the past three decades but has never been stronger. This season will mark the conference’s fifth year as the nation’s largest NCAA Division I conference. The goals of the Big East have never changed. The league aims and expects to compete at the highest level and does so with integrity and sportsmanship. The student-athletes of the member schools continue to maintain the league’s proud tradition of success.

“The BIG EAST conference reflects a tradition of broad based programs, led by administrators and coaches who place a constant emphasis on academic integrity. Its student athletes own significantly high graduation rates and their record of scholastic achievement notably shows a balance between intercollegiate athletics and academics.”

- bigeast.org

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life skills

Panther Game Plan

Pitt’s Student-Athlete Life Skills Program

“The Panther Game Plan life skills program provides student-athletes with numerous opportunities to grow and develop beyond the classroom and field of play. Through our services, programs and workshops, Pitt student-athletes will be better prepared for life’s challenges.”

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- Penny Semaia, Director of Life Skills

Life at an active, first-rate university is, among other things, a rehearsal for life to follow. The city of Pittsburgh and its Oakland campus setting – complete with all of its joys and hardships, its competition, exhilaration, hopes and disappointments—can offer a student-athlete many characteristics of the real world following graduation. Created to assist student-athletes with these challenges, the University of Pittsburgh has initiated the Panther Game Plan program, a life skills program for studentathletes which is focused on development.

The mission of the Panther Game Plan is to develop and prepare student-athletes for success while in college and for life after college, utilizing academic, athletic and community resources.

LIFE SKILLS

Initiated in 1995 as one of the pilot programs in the NCAA Champs Life Skills Program, The Panther Game Plan continues to expand its commitment to the offerings and opportunities in the following areas:

Academic Achievement

While the coaches and the staff of Academic Support Services work timelessly to support our student-athletes in their academic pursuits, the Panther Game Plan contributes to these efforts by providing recognition and supplementary programs.

Athletic Achievement

Health and Wellness Through the Panther Game Plan, student-athletes are empowered and encouraged to lead a healthy life style. The Panther Game Plan collaborates with services here at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the nation’s top professionals in their field.

The Panther Game Plan provides programming to supplement the efforts of our coaches and to assist coaches and staff in the athletic development of Pitt student-athletes.

Leadership and Character Development

Career Development and Graduate School Preparation

Panther Game Plan programs assist in shaping good character and building leadership skills. In addition to programming, Pitt student-athletes have an opportunity to participate in national training and development.

In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh’s Career Development Office, the Panther Game Plan provides career and graduate school preparation services to student-athletes.

Financial Education

Community Service

For many college students, personal finance is a new responsibility. Panther Game Plan programs are available to assist student-athletes with developing sound financial practices and habits.

The Panther Game Plan is dedicated to engaging student-athletes in experiences that involve the university, local, and national communities through service and exposes them to diverse groups and cultures while increasing awareness about vulnerable populations. In addition to serving the community, the Panther Game Plan utilizes community service as a resource for student-athlete development.

Personal Development Panther Game Plan programs are designed to develop the whole student-athlete: for success in the classroom, on the field of play and in the community.

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Strength and Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

Pitt’s strength and conditioning program is designed to improve athletic performance in all facets: strength and flexibility, speed and power, conditioning, agility, nutrition and mental toughness. Each individual student-athlete receives personal instruction, individual attention and a strength and conditioning program based on need. A strength and conditioning coordinator is on hand to provide personal instruction.

Philosophy The University of Pittsburgh strength and conditioning program is designed to provide Panthers student-athletes with a coordinated step-by-step, year-round program with the goal of enhancing each student-athlete’s athletic ability and achieving maximum results.

Weight Room and Equipment Weight rooms are located in Fitzgerald Field House, Petersen Events Center and Duratz Athletic Complex. The weight rooms are conveniently located to provide easy access for student-athletes’ use. The weight room is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including several power lift Olympic platforms custom made to fit people seven feet tall, York Barbell DB Racks, Body Master, Hammer Strength, Elite Fitness Systems, Free Motion Fitness, PreCore Treadmills, Step Mill, Schwinn Bikes, Versa Climber and Concept II Rower.

Program Design, Goals and Objectives • Increase strength and flexibility • Develop/increase speed and power • Increase overall condition • Improve agility • Improve position-specific skills • Increase mental toughness through discipline and competitiveness • Balance nutrition

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Supreme Care

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Working with the University of Pittsburgh student-athletes in the area of sports medicine is a team of athletic trainers and doctors at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex. They provide the University of Pittsburgh student-athletes the best in sports medicine and health care.

Program and Objectives The primary focus of the Athletic Training Services is injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. The sports medicine team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach including athletic training, strength and conditioning, orthopedics and nutrition, to name a few. The program at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing all the aspects of prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of all injuries and illnesses.

UPMC Sports Performance Complex University of Pittsburgh student-athletes also have access to the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine located on Pittsburgh’s South Side. This clinic provides student-athletes the opportunity to be seen by various medical specialists who are able to combine the resources of a major academic institution and expert clinical services for professional and collegiate sports teams. Specialty areas include sports nutrition, physical therapy, neuromuscular research, as well as X-Ray and magnetic resonance imaging capabilities. The clinic is under the under the direction of the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Freddie Fu.

Hospital care is provided at UPMC. Duratz Athletic Complex Training Center

Facilities Student-athletes receive treatment in three athletic training facilities: The Petersen Events Center, Duratz Athletic Complex, and Fitzgerald Field House. The facilities feature a full-size whirlpool, X-Ray capabilities, physician examination room, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation equipment and is staffed by professionals who provide health care to student-athletes.

Petersen Events Center Training Facility

Fitzgerald Field House Training Center

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chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and wife Dr. Nikki Nordenberg

Mark A. Nordenberg

Chancellor of the University and Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Mark A. Nordenberg joined the faculty of Pitt’s School of Law in 1977, where he quickly built a reputation as an outstanding teacher. He was the initial recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award now presented annually by the Law School’s graduating class. He also was one of the first faculty members to receive the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes teaching excellence university-wide. His area of academic specialty is civil litigation, and he has served as a member of both the U.S. Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee. Earlier in his career, Chancellor Nordenberg served as Dean of the School of Law and Interim Provost of the University. He has long been an active leader in the broader community, leading efforts focused on such key issues as the proposed consolidation of the city and county governments, the challenges facing the state’s urban schools, the work force development needs of the region, and issues of governance in the city’s public schools. He served as the founding chair or co-chair of such technology-driven economic development initiatives as the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, the Robotics Foundry, and the Technology Collaborative. He also is a member of the board of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and a Director of Bank of New York Mellon. Among many other forms of recognition, Chancellor Nordenberg has been named Pittsburgh’s Person of the Year by both Vector’s Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh magazine. To celebrate the remarkable progress achieved during his first decade as Chancellor, University trustees, alumni leaders and other special friends contributed $2.5 million to endow a faculty chair in his name. This past year, he was named a History Maker in Education by the Senator John Heinz History Center. This past year also was Mark Nordenberg’s 14th year of service as Chancellor. It was a year of great challenge, as the talented and committed people of Pitt worked to maintain the University’s extraordinary momentum in the face of the unrelenting financial pressures brought by what now has been called the Great Recession. According to Chancellor Nordenberg, some of our greatest satisfactions ultimately will come from knowing that, even in the face of historic challenges, we continued to craft a record of excellence in an institution that is contributing so much to the common good as a leader in education, a pioneer in research and a partner in regional development. In the face of serious pressures to many of its revenue streams including those associated with the steep decline in the stock market and significant mid-year cuts to its state appropriation the University implemented a series of fiscally prudent steps. These included budget cuts to both academic and support units, the implementation of centralized controls over all new and replacement hiring, a deliberate slowing of the pace of construction projects on all five campuses, and the imposition of an institution-wide salary freeze. According to Chancellor Nordenberg, what distinguishes Pitt from many other organizations engaged in their own budgetary struggles is that demand for the principal products of the University the highest quality higher education and cutting-edge research has not diminished as a result of the recession but continues to grow. And during the past year, well informed observers, both at a distance and close to home, publicly advanced what has long been one of the Chancellor’s main messages that Pitt’s progress is essential to the economic health and social vitality of the entire region.

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chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg

A favorable front-page article in The New York Times positively described Pittsburgh’s passage to an economy grounded in university-based research. Miami Herald column enviously identified research as the foundation for our transformation into a Knowledge City. The Cleveland Plain Dealer analyzed lessons from Pittsburgh’s renaissance, with one respected commentator, who knows both cities well, concluding that there is a growing gulf between Cleveland and Pittsburgh in higher education and stating that Cleveland does not have the equivalent of a Pitt, which was described as a big engine, both regionally and nationally. One of the most intriguing assessments was offered in a New York Times column on brainy cities. Its author concluded, Brainy cities have low divorce rates, low crime, high job creation, ethnic diversity, and creative capitalism. They are places like Pittsburgh, with its top-notch universities. Locally, a highly respected analyst of regional economic trends writing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, confirmed that this region had been more successful than most in weathering the recession because fully one-fifth of the jobs in the Pittsburgh region are in the two most recession resistant sectors: health care and higher education. In fact, the education and health services sector has become the region’s largest employment sector and is the only sector that has added jobs each and every year since 1995. During the past year, the University continued to rise in the ranks of the country’s finest universities. Some dimensions of its progress can be measured quantitatively. For example: •A  pplications for admission to the undergraduate programs on the Pittsburgh campus soared past the 21,600 mark a dramatic rise when compared to either the 7,800 applications received in 1995 or the 20,600 received just last year. •P  itt moved into fifth place nationally in terms of the research grants competitively won by members of its faculty from the National Institutes of Health. That NIH top-ten, in rank order, now consists of Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Penn, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), Pitt, Michigan, Washington, UCLA, Duke and Washington University in St. Louis, which is very good company. •A  ccording to rankings released by the National Science Foundation, Pitt also ranks among the top-ten universities nationally in terms of total federal science and engineering research and development support. That top-ten consists of Johns Hopkins, Washington, Michigan, Penn, UCLA, Duke, Columbia, Stanford, UCSF and Pitt. Total annual research expenditures for the University passed the $650 million mark last year. A national study released last fall utilized methods developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to conclude that every $1 million in R&D spending generates 36 jobs. Through its research spending alone, then, Pitt supports some 23,500 local jobs.

Of course, it is the growing quality of the University’s programs that keeps all of these numbers rising and that has become the defining characteristic of its institutional distinction. Not only is the number of applications for admission soaring, but the academic accomplishments of enrolled students is growing in strength, and the performance of those students is a source of great pride. During the past year, for example, Pitt undergraduates claimed such high national honors as a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarships and Humanity in Action Fellowships further cementing the University’s position as one of the country’s leading producers of high-achieving students. Faculty members not only attracted financial support for their work but received high honors for their achievements. Among the special forms of recognition received during the past year were election to the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Nursing and the American Educational Research Association. Other high honors included the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, the American Cancer Society Research Professor Award and the James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History. It also was a year in which the great potential of less senior faculty members was recognized through highly selective early career awards made by both the Alfred Sloan Foundation and the Pew Foundation. Of course, it also was a very special year for Pitt sports. Our football team claimed nine regular-season wins and earned the right to play in the Sun Bowl. Our women’s basketball team made it to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive year. And our men’s basketball team claimed the program’s first-ever number one national ranking, its first-ever number one NCAA tournament seed and advanced to the Elite Eight. In the process, Coach Jamie Dixon broke a 57-year-old record by claiming the most wins by an NCAA Division I head coach in his first six seasons and was named the Naismith Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year. Chancellor Nordenberg has long been a strong and enthusiastic supporter of Pitt athletics. He is a past Chair of the Big East Conference and a past member of the NCAA’s board and executive committee. He continues to serve on the Big East executive committee and recently served as co-chair of its search for a new commissioner. Chancellor Nordenberg also serves as the Big East Conference representative to the Presidential Oversight Committee of the Bowl Championship Series. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Chancellor Nordenberg first moved to this region as a high school senior, when his father was transferred to Pittsburgh by U.S. Steel. He is an honors graduate of North Allegheny High School, Thiel College and the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has been married for 38 years to Nikki Pirillo Nordenberg, who earned her Ph.D. at Pitt. The Nordenbergs have three adult children Erin, Carl and Michael.

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athletic director Steve pederson

The Pederson Family: Son Mark with wife Brooke, daughters Kristin and Kari with Tami and Steve.

Steve Pederson

Athletic Director

There is an unmistakable briskness in Steve Pederson’s walk. It is a stride that conveys this clearly is a man on the move. Spend 10 minutes talking to him about the state of Pitt Athletics and you understand his enthusiasm to get from place to place. This past March was a perfect example. In the span of three days, Pederson flew between a pair of men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament sites, where Pitt’s nationally ranked teams were competing, and back to Pittsburgh for the beginning of spring football practice. The Pitt athletic director wouldn’t have it any other way. Pederson’s many travels by planes, trains and automobiles mean the Panthers are going to some exciting places. That was especially true during the 2008-09 academic year. The University of Pittsburgh was one of only four institutions nationally to have its football team advance to a bowl game, its men’s basketball team reach the NCAA’s Elite Eight and its women’s basketball team make the Sweet 16. (The others were Connecticut, Oklahoma and Michigan State.) Each of those three Pitt teams were fixtures in the Top 25 last year. Men’s basketball, in fact, reached No. 1 in the polls — twice — for the first time in school history. The women’s basketball team finished with a No. 15 ranking, matching its highest final rating ever. Individually, Pitt student-athletes earned All-America and Academic All-America honors, while continuing to graduate and achieve in the classroom at unprecedented levels. But, as Pederson likes to say, “As great as the past has been at Pitt, the future is even brighter. I get up every morning so excited to come to work at this great university.” Pederson enters his ninth year as Pitt athletic director. His initial tenure, from 1996-2002, was characterized by a dramatic revitalization of the Panthers’ fortunes – on and off the fields of play. His return to the university in November 2007 gave the Pitt Athletic Department an instant shot of adrenaline that continues to be felt two years later. His ability to galvanize people and programs prompted Pitt chancellor Mark Nordenberg to say, “In my judgment, and this assessment is shared by countless others, Steve Pederson is one of this country’s most talented and accomplished athletic directors.”

The key to accomplishment, Pederson believes, is aspiration — the Panthers will work hard and aim high in every endeavor. That philosophy resonates with each Pitt student-athlete and staffer, and is the driving spirit behind his department mantra of “Only Big Dreams.” Pederson has Pitt dreaming big again for 2009-10. On the eve of the new academic year, he announced an exciting partnership with Nike that will make the Panthers one of the finest outfitted programs in the country. Each of the Panthers’ 19 intercollegiate sports teams will wear Nike footwear, uniforms, practice gear and equipment. The long-term partnership will outfit more than 450 student-athletes at the University of Pittsburgh. Also kick-starting the year has been the continued progress being made in the construction of an Olympic Sports Complex at the peak of upper campus. The complex will transform 12 acres of land and result in state-of-the-art facilities for Pitt’s baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s track and field programs. This initiative will not only give Pitt student-athletes nationally competitive facilities, but also rejuvenate an untapped area that neighbors the University of Pittsburgh campus. To those familiar with Pederson’s first tour at Pitt, the tremendous momentum of the past 18 months comes as no surprise. During his initial Pitt tenure, Pederson hired six Big East Conference Coach-of-the-Year honorees (football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, track and field and volleyball), an unprecedented achievement by a Big East athletic director. In 1999 he charged an unknown coach from Northern Arizona University with the task of resurrecting the Panthers’ struggling men’s basketball program. That coach, Ben Howland, would build Pitt into a Big East power and was named the consensus National Coach of the Year in 2002. Pitt, which had not been to the NCAA Tournament in nine years, advanced to the “Sweet 16” in 2002 after posting a school-record 29 victories. The following season, Pitt would reach No. 2 in the polls, capture its first Big East Tournament championship and again advance to the NCAA regional semifinals. Since that time, Pitt basketball has become one of the nation’s most consistent winners, advancing to eight consecutive NCAA Tournaments from 20022009. Current Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon, the 2009 Naismith National Coach of the Year, recalled how instrumental Pederson was in helping to lure him to Pittsburgh to serve with Howland a decade ago. “Steve was the person who originally convinced me to come to the University of Pittsburgh back in 1999,” Dixon said. “He has continued to be a tremendous friend and a person I have regularly sought out for advice and direction over the years…Everyone in our department is going to benefit from his leadership.” Pitt football also was renewed under Pederson’s watch. Upon his arrival, the Panthers were coming off seven consecutive seasons without a bowl. By the end of his tenure, Pitt earned four bowl berths in six years, including back-to-back postseason wins in 2001 and 2002. The ’02 team finished 9-4, the program’s best mark in 20 years, and ranked No. 18 in the final polls. One of the stars of that 2002 team was receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who would become a unanimous All-American and now is an All-Pro performer for the Arizona Cardinals.

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athletic director Steve Pederson

“When I decided to go to Pitt, it was for many reasons – a great school, a great football tradition and great people,” Fitzgerald said. “Steve Pederson was one of those great people who made me feel like Pitt was the place for me. I couldn’t be happier that Steve is back.” While Pederson was instrumental in helping to revive Pitt football’s present, he was very attentive to honoring the program’s historic past. One of his first major steps as athletic director was to retire the jerseys of all-time Pitt greats Mike Ditka, Marshall Goldberg and Joe Schmidt. Pederson later initiated the Pitt jersey retirement of Mark May, the Panthers’ lone Outland Trophy winner. Pitt enjoyed tremendous achievements in attendance under Pederson. In NCAA Division I men’s basketball, Pitt ranked among the nation’s top five schools in attendance increase for two consecutive years (2001-02 and 2002-03). The 2002-03 basketball season – the inaugural campaign in the 12,508-seat Petersen Events Center – was sold out. Capitalizing on the exciting and unanticipated success of the 2001-02 basketball team, Pitt held a highly successful “select your seat” campaign for prospective season-ticket holders that simultaneously achieved customer satisfaction as well as enhanced fundraising. In football, Pederson formed a marketing and ticket pricing plan that resulted in record attendance for the 2003 season. Season tickets were soldout for the ’03 campaign as the Panthers averaged an all-time record 59,197 fans for their home season, surpassing the previous mark of 54,818 set in 1982. Pederson’s tenure witnessed a major strengthening of Pitt’s athletic infrastructure. With Chancellor Nordenberg, he helped shape the vision of the Petersen Events Center, the stateof-the-art convocation center that dramatically revolutionized Pitt’s campus upon its opening in 2002.

the UPMC Sports Performance Complex where both Pitt and the Steelers run their football operations.” Fitzgerald Field House underwent a major renovation in 1998-99, providing Pitt’s Olympic sports programs with new locker and training facilities. Trees Field also underwent major upgrades to accommodate both baseball and Pitt’s new softball program. During his five years at Nebraska (2002-07), Pederson was also at the forefront of significant facilities construction, including a $51 million expansion to Memorial Stadium. The project resulted in new football facilities as well as new strength, sports medicine and indoor facilities for baseball, softball, soccer and sand volleyball. Additionally, the women’s volleyball, gymnastics and rifle teams received a new office complex. Athletics fundraising doubled over his final four years, going from $9 million annually in 2003 to $16 million his final year. Nebraska achieved at exceptional levels athletically and academically during his tenure. In 2006-07, the Cornhuskers won the national championship in women’s volleyball, while the football team won the 2006 Big 12 North title and advanced to its first New Year’s Day bowl game since 2001. Overall, 15 Nebraska teams earned NCAA invitations. Academically, Nebraska earned a school-record 94% graduation rate, the highest in the Big 12 as Cornhusker student-athletes achieved a combined 3.0 grade-point average during the 2007 spring semester. Pederson and his wife Tami have three children: Mark, Kari and Kristin. Mark was married to the former Brooke Gillette in July 2009.

The Events Center is widely considered one of the finest college basketball venues in the country and has also been a major asset for student life, providing outstanding recreational facilities and a fitting place for graduation ceremonies. Pederson was at the forefront of the football program’s move into the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, which included the forging of a unique relationship between UPMC, a professional sports franchise and college athletic program. He personally oversaw the design and layout of the Panthers’ Duratz Athletic Complex, which houses Pitt’s football offices and training areas, and has been described as the finest facility for a college football program in the country. Pitt football gained a sparkling new home in Heinz Field under Pederson’s watch in 2001.The Panthers gained a prominent presence at the new stadium with their logos on the seating, gates and signage. Pederson additionally initiated the renaming of Martindale Street to “Tony Dorsett Drive” to further enhance Pitt’s identity on the North Shore. “Steve Pederson made many important contributions during his first tenure as Pitt’s athletic director from which the university is still seeing the benefits today,” said Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney. “He played an integral role in the development of Heinz Field and

“As great as the past has been at Pitt, the future is even brighter. I get up every morning so excited to come to work at this great university.”

- Steve Pederson Athletic Director

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2009 PITT WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent

Time

Date

Opponent

Time

Saturday, August 22

Blue and Gold Scrimmage (Exh.)

3:00pm

Sunday, October 4

at Louisville

2:00pm

Friday, August 28

vs. Belmont

5:00pm

Friday, October 9

at Georgetown

7:00pm

Saturday, August 29

vs. Wichita State

10:00am

Sunday, October 11

at South Florida

2:00pm

vs. Arizona

5:00pm

Saturday, October 17

Notre Dame

2:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Kent State

7:00pm

Sunday, October 18

DePaul

1:00pm

Friday, September 4

vs. Robert Morris

4:00pm

Friday, October 23

West Virginia

7:00pm

Saturday, September 5

1:00pm

Friday, October 30

at St. John’s

7:00pm

vs. Buffalo at Penn State

7:00pm

Sunday, November 1

at Connecticut

2:00pm

Tuesday, September 8

at Duquesne

7:00pm

Sunday, November 8

Villanova

2:00pm

Friday, September 11

vs. Baylor

12:45pm

Friday, November 13

Seton Hall

5:00pm

vs. Cal State Fullerton

5:15pm

Sunday, November 15

Rutgers

1:00pm

Saturday, September 12

at New Mexico

1:30pm

November 20-22

Big East Tournament in Louisville, KY

TBA

Saturday, September 19

Valparaiso

5:00pm

Friday, November 27

at Virginia Commonwealth

3:00pm

Sunday, September 20

Maryland-Eastern Shore

1:00pm

Saturday, November 28

vs. Delaware

1:00pm

December 4-5

NCAA Tournament 1st and 2nd Round

TBA

December 11-12

NCAA Regional

TBA

December 17-19

NCAA Final Four in Tampa, FL

TBA

Youngstown

5:00pm

Saturday, September 26

Marquette

2:00pm

Sunday, September 27

Syracuse

2:00pm

Saturday, October 3

at Cincinnati

2:00pm


2009 Pitt Volleyball Media Guide