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SWIMMING & DIVING GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

2012-2013 MEDIA GUIDE


TAB LE O F CO NTENT/GENERA L INFORMATION

TABLE OF CONTENT

GENERAL INFORMATION

General and Media Information Table of Content/General Information �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2 Media Information................................................................................................................. 3 Schedule.................................................................................................................................... 3

School Information Location............................................................................................ Statesboro, GA 30460 Enrollment..................................................................................................................... 20,574 Nickname.........................................................................................................................Eagles School Colors............................................................................................... Blue and White NCAA Division I Home Facility (Capacity).............................RACAffiliation Conference................................................................................................................Southern President.....................................................................................................Dr. Brooks A. Keel Director of Athletics....................................................................................... Tom Kleinlein Senior Woman Administrator...................................................................... Cathy Beene Faculty Athletics Representative...................................................Dr. Chris Geyerman Web site............................................................................................................ GSEagles.com Facebook................................................................................. facebook.com/GSAthletics Twitter.................................................................................................................@GSAthletics ................................................................................................................................... @GSScores

Georgia Southern Georgia Southern University...........................................................................................5-8 Administration and Coaches.............................................................................................. 9 Administration......................................................................................................................10 Student-Athlete Services...................................................................................................11 Strenght and Conditioning...............................................................................................12 Athletic Training....................................................................................................................13 Athletic Foundation and Ticket Office �������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Swimming and Diving Aquatics Center.....................................................................................................................15 CCSA..........................................................................................................................................16 Staff Head Coach............................................................................................................................17 Assistant Coaches.................................................................................................................18 Team Roster........................................................................................................................................19 Returners...........................................................................................................................20-31 Newcomers.......................................................................................................................32-33 Record Book Results and History..............................................................................................................34 School Records......................................................................................................................35 2011-12 Top Performances...............................................................................................36

CREDITS Credits & Acknowledgements The 2012-2013 Georgia Southern Swimming & Diving Media Guide is a publication of the Georgia Southern University Athletic Media Relations Office. The book was written and designed by Marle van Dessel. Assistance was provided by the Georgia Southern Athletic Media Relations staff. Photography Frank Fortune Cover Artwork and Design Marle van Dessel Special Thanks Head Coach Nathan Kellogg and his staff.

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Program History First Year of Women’s Swimming.................................................................1975-76 All-Time Dual-Meet Record............................................................................187-150 Conference CCSA Member..................................................................2007-Present Overall CCSA Record.......................................................................................25-14 (5) Top CCSA Championship Finish...................................................3rd (2012, 2009) Short Course National Qualifiers............................................................................ 11 2012 Overall Record................................................................................................ 10-5 2012 CCSA Record.......................................................................................................8-3 2012 CCSA Finish.........................................................................................................3rd Coaching Staff Head Swimming Coach.................................................................... Nathan Kellogg Alma Mater (Year)................................................................... George Mason (2004) GSU Record (Years)..........................................................................................68-37 (8) Career Record (Years)............................................................................................ Same Email................................................................ natekellogg@georgiasouthern.edu Office Phone.......................................................................................... (912) 478-1474 Head Diving Coach............................................................................. David Giambra Alma Mater (Year)...............................................................................Clemson (2010) Email...................................................................... dg02210@georgiasouthern.edu Office Phone.......................................................................................... (912) 478-1474 Assistant Coach.........................................................................................Ali Campbell Alma Mater (Year).............................................................Georgia Southern (2011) Email...................................................................acampb13@georgiasouthern.edu Office Phone.......................................................................................... (912) 478-1474 Media Relations Athletic Media Relations Director......................................................Barrett Gilham Swimming & Diving Contact..............................................................Marle van Dessel Van Dessel’s Phone.............................................................................. (804) 334 5059 Email...................................................................................... vandesselm@gmail.com AMR Assistant Director.......................................................................A.J. Henderson AMR Fax...................................................................................................(912) 478-0046 Mailing Address........................................................................................ PO Box 8085 .......................................................................................................Statesboro, GA 30460 Overnight Address.......................................................................Hanner Fieldhouse ........................................................................................................................... Suite1307E .......................................................................................................Statesboro, GA 30460

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MEDIA INFORMATION

MEDIA GUIDELINES

PRIMARY MEDIA OUTLETS

To All Media Covering GSU Swimming & Diving Newspapers Savannah Morning News Statesboro Herald The George-Anne

Phone Contact (912) 234-9514 Don Heath (912) 489-9408 Matt Yogus (912) 478-5246

Television Headline News WTOC (11/CBS) WSAV (3NBC) WJCL (22/ABC)

Phone Contact (912) 489-4943 Josh Aubrey (912) 234-1111 Dal Cannady (912) 651-0309 Ken Slats (912) 921-2222 Frank Sulkowski

Radio WVGS (91.9 FM)

Phone (912) 478-0877

GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF

The Georgia Southern Athletic Media Relations (AMR) staff appreciates your interest in Eagle Swimming & Diving. Please let us know if we can help in any way with your coverage. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact Barrett Gilham at the AMR office at (912) 478-5448.

Shooting at the Recreation Activitiy Center (RAC) Any media wishing to shoot still photography or video of a Georgia Southern Swimming & Diving meet is welcome to do so. However, all photographers are required to stay out of the way of coaches and team members. It is recommended that photographers stand several feet away from the pool to avoid injury and possible damage to equipment.

Stats and Rosters All Georgia Southern stats, rosters and schedules can be retrieved by accessing the Georgia Southern Athletics website at www.georgiasoutherneagles.com or by calling the Georgia Southern AMR office at (912) 478-5448. Results for each individual or tournament meet will be made available after each contest and will also be accessible through the website. Meet results and a game story will be faxed and emailed to all media following each meet.

Player Interviews

Barrett Gilham Media Relations Director

A.J. Henderson Assistant Media Relations Director

All player interviews must be arranged through the AMR office. All interviews will take place after practice. Non toll-free calls will be returned collect. On meet days, all interviews will be held at the conclusion of the meet at the Aquatic Center. Any media members wishing to cover practice must first speak with Coach Kellogg for permission, and the AMR office requests advanced knowledge to provide maximum on-site service.

Interviews with Coach Kellogg The best time to reach Coach Kellogg is on weekday mornings. On meet days, all interviews with either coach will be held after the meet is concluded.

Marc Gignac Assistant Media Relations Director

Marle van Dessel Media Relations Assistant

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SCHEDULE

2012-2013 SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Location

STATESBORO STATESBORO

2:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

11/16-18

at Wingate Fall Frenzy

Charlotte, N.C.

All day

1/5

at Florida Gulf Coast* vs. Liberty

Fort Myers, Fla.

10:00 a.m.

1/12 1/19 1/26 2/1

DARTON COLLEGE UNC ASHVILLE* at North Florida* at Gardner-Webb*

STATESBORO STATESBORO Jacksonville, Fla. Boiling Springs, N.C.

12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m 5:00 p.m.

2/2

at Davidson vs. Howard vs. Liberty vs. North Carolina A&T vs. Radford

Davidson, N.C.

1:00 p.m.

2/21-23 3/11-13 3/21-23

at CCSA Championships at NCAA Zone Diving at NCAA Championships

Athens, Ga. Knoxville, Tenn. Indianapolis, Ind

All day All day All day

10/20 10/27

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON* SCAD DAVIS & ELKINS

* CCSA Opponents Home Meets are in BOLD All times are Eastern and are subject to change

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G EO RGIA SOUTHERN UNIV ERSIT Y

THIS IS GEORGIA SOUTHERN As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, Georgia Southern University continues to set the bar for academic excellence. During the past decade, Georgia Southern has shown growth in size and scope that has led to recognition by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top five most popular universities in the nation. Georgia Southern continues to be one of the top choices in the state for new freshmen and HOPE scholars, with a record enrollment of approximately 20,000 students, celebrating a diverse population from 49 U.S. states and nearly 100 nations from around the world. The University offers more than 115 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels through eight colleges, as well as a variety of online classes in business, education, liberal arts, science, technology and healthcare, including an array of advanced degree programs. Without a doubt, Georgia Southern boasts one of the most picturesque and iconic college campuses in the country. Among the magnolias and classic Southern red brick buildings, you will find relaxing parks, lakes and the Pedestrium, a walkway that stretches through the heart of the nearly 700-acre campus. During the past decade, almost $300 million in construction and renovation projects have been completed, including stateof-the-art classroom and recreation facilities and a number of modern apartment-style residence halls like the upscale housing at Centennial Place, which includes Cold Stone Creamery, Einstein Bros. Bagel restaurant and more. The University recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new $37 million Biological Sciences Building that will open in Spring 2013.

As a Carnegie Doctoral-Research University, Georgia Southern’s hallmarks focus on teaching, an increasing emphasis on research and a student-centered approach that give the University the feel of a much smaller private college. Students are at the center of everything Georgia Southern does, and the University has created an environment where students can thrive, learn, and prepare for their future. From the moment students step on campus, they are immediately challenged by the academic curriculum, while also having the opportunity to take part in an incredible amount of activities that rival larger universities. The University Honors Program attracts high-achieving students and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement encourages students to make leadership a part of their college resumes. Students are engaged in community volunteerism, campus theatre productions, academic organizations and recreational athletics, just to name a few of the opportunities offered in this well-rounded collegiate atmosphere. The University has received recent national recognition from Forbes Magazine and The Princeton Review, setting Georgia Southern apart from its peers. Georgia Southern has once again been recognized as one of America’s Best Colleges and one of the “Best 301 Business Schools” in the nation. The University’s business and nursing programs have also been recognized among 2012’s Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, Georgia Southern has been recognized as one of Forbes’ top universities in the nation for minority science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Georgia Southern continues to focus on its future as a national comprehensive institution and is adding new degree programs that are attracting interest from around the world. This fall, the University began offering bachelor’s degrees in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering providing another in-state option for engineering. As a center for learning and discovery, Georgia Southern also provides unique opportunities through its’ public outreach facilities – the Botanical Garden, the Georgia Southern Museum, the Center for Wildlife Education and Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center, the NessmithLane Continuing Education Building and the Performing Arts Center. Every day, someone, somewhere in the world is touched by the work of a Georgia Southern student, alumnus, staff, or faculty member — making the reach of this University truly global. With nearly 70,000 alumni, the Eagle Nation features a strong network that continues to grow with each graduating class. Dan Cathy, President and COO of Chick-fil-A, country music singer Luke Bryan, former Metlife Principal of the Year Molly Howard, business and healthcare professionals, professional athletes and more are all graduates of Georgia Southern. No matter the field, the University is increasingly becoming the first choice for the next generation of leaders. For more information, visit www.georgiasouthern.edu.

OVERVIEW

Through more than 100 years, Georgia Southern, a Carnegie Doctoral-Research University, has stayed true to one purpose: to advance the educational and economic aspirations of Georgians. Today, it is one of the state’s premier universities with nearly 20,000 students. A member of the University System of Georgia, it is also one of the top choices in the state for new freshmen and HOPE scholars. Located just an hour from historic Savannah, Hilton Head Island and the Atlantic coast, Georgia Southern’s nearly 700-acre campus is nestled in the classic Main Street community of Statesboro. The city’s host county of Bulloch continues to grow along with the University and is home to more than 69,000 residents. Georgia Southern’s traditional residential campus includes three original 100-year-old red brick and white columned buildings anchoring a “historic district” that transitions into contemporary academic and residential buildings – many of which were completed or begun during the past decade’s nearly $300 million of construction and renovation projects. Georgia Southern hosts students from nearly every state and more than 100 nations. The average SAT scores for freshman classes exceed both state and national averages. University students are engaged in community volunteerism, campus theatre productions, academic organizations and recreational athletics. They can choose from more than 200 campus organizations, including 29 social sororities and fraternities, plus honor societies, religious, political and service groups.

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EDUCATION FOR A LIFETIME

Whether a student is a new high school graduate or a professional deciding to return to the University for an advanced or online degree, Georgia Southern has numerous programs and options for students in every stage of life. The University’s College of Graduate Studies is seeing unprecedented growth in its programs. An increasing number of students are also opting for online classes. During the spring 2010 commencement ceremony, more than 200 graduates received online degrees—including several that made their first-ever trip to campus to receive their diploma. The University’s Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah takes the Georgia Southern classroom experience to students outside of Statesboro. The College of Business Administration also offers the Georgia WebMBA program that allows professionals to earn their master’s without leaving home.

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

Imagine a college residence hall with suite and apartment-style living, a shopping area and a food court. That on-campus living experience became reality at Georgia Southern with the opening of Centennial Place. As home to 1,001 students, Centennial Place is setting a new standard in on-campus living. Several key facilities at the University have celebrated expansions and renovations. A four-year, $22.75 million dollar project to expand and renovate the Zach S. Henderson Library tripled the size of the facility. Today it provides students and faculty with a state-of-theart facility for research and study. The $7.8 million dollar renovation and extension of the Foy Building added 3,599 square feet of space. Foy’s renovation includes a major enhancement to the outstanding Carol A. Carter Recital Hall. The Wetland Preserve at Georgia Southern University’s Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center opened to the public last year. The 12-acre addition includes a small pond and capture basin that houses a beaver lodge, a cypress pond that will be home to a variety of wading birds like herons and egrets, and a waterfowl pond. The 17-acre center is one of only a select few in the nation to be located in the heart of a major university campus.

REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD

Georgia Southern students have more opportunity than ever to study alongside others from countries all over the world. Both the number of students coming to Georgia Southern from other countries and Georgia Southern students studying abroad has grown steadily over the last decade. This year, students participated in the first study abroad experience in the African country of Botswana, addressing global issues such as poverty and environmental sustainability while working alongside the non-profit organization Somarelang Tikologo. However, the international experience is not limited to study, and Georgia Southern students volunteered nearly 16,000 hours of service to both the community and abroad. During spring break 2010, more than 100 students traveled the world volunteering, working at an orphanage for medically frail children and assisting with construction projects in Honduras and also establishing a library in the Bahamas. Closer to home, students Volunteer in the Bulloch County area through Greek organizations, service clubs, and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. Georgia Southern students learn that service to others is always time well spent. The University works to better the community every day. The College of Health and Human Sciences is partnering with the Bulloch County Health Department to curb childhood obesity. Preventing disease and bettering the quality of life for people at risk of serious health problems is a focus of the JiannPing Hsu College of Public Health. And the psychology department in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has expanded the services at its psychology clinic to include children. Every day someone, somewhere in the world is touched by the work of a Georgia Southern student, alumni, staff, or faculty member—making the reach of this University truly global.

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G EO RGIA SOUTHERN UNIV ERSIT Y ADMISSIONS

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements Due to the University’s growth in academic reputation and size, it is recommended that freshmen apply at the end of their junior year of high school. Acceptance is based on a high school diploma or equivalent, satisfactory grade point average and satisfactory SAT or ACT score. Students must also complete the College Preparatory Curriculum requirements for regular admission into any Georgia public university.

UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION

• U.S. News and World Report and Forbes’ recognized Georgia Southern as one of America’s Best Colleges . • U.S. News and World Report listed the University as one of America’s Best Graduate Schools. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Georgia Southern to its “Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges” list. • The Princeton Review named the University’s College of Business Administration to its list of the “Best 301 Business Schools.”

Transfer students Students may be admitted if they provide evidence of good standing at previous colleges attended and meet all Georgia Southern admissions requirements. For information on transferring to Georgia Southern University, please call or e-mail the Office of Admissions at 912-478- 5391 or admissions@georgiasouthern.edu. Graduate Degree Programs The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies administers graduate degree programs in more than 40 majors, concentrations and emphasis areas in seven colleges. Enrollment in the College of Graduate Studies is increasing in record numbers, as more professionals and students realize the value of an advanced degree. Go to http://cogs. georgiasouthern.edu/ for more information. Flexible. Respected. Online. Georgia Southern University now offers a variety of flexible online programs in business, education, IT, and healthcare. Now you can earn a respected Georgia Southern degree without traveling to campus. As an online student, you will be able to earn your degree on your schedule from anywhere in the world. Whether you are working your way up the corporate ladder, caring for patients, teaching students or deployed for military service, a Georgia Southern degree is only a click away. Georgia Southern also offers blended options that enable you to combine online and classroom work. Financial Aid In addition to being one of the Top 100 Best Values Among Public Universities, we also offer a variety of financial aid options for students of all income levels: scholarships (including HOPE for Georgia students with B or better averages), grants, loans, work-study programs and graduate assistantships. Address: P.O. Box 8024 Statesboro, GA 30460 Phone: 912-478-5391 E-mail: admissions@georgiasouthern.edu Web site: www.georgiasouthern.edu Financial Aid Address: P.O. Box 8065 Statesboro, GA 30460 Phone: 912-478-5413 E-mail: finaid@georgiasouthern.edu Web site: www.georgiasouthern.edu

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AD M INISTRATION & COACHES

EAGLE ADMINISTRATION

CATHY BEENE

CHRIS BLAIR

Associate AD/Senior Women’s Administrator

JEFF BLYTHE

Director of Broadcasting

STEWART CARTER

BRANDY CLOUSE

Equipment Manager

BARRETT GILHAM

GORDON HUNTER

BARRY MUNKASY

ROGER INMAN

Faculty Athletic Representative

TOM MELTON

JOHN MULHERIN

AssistantAD/ Athletic Performance

KEITH ROUGHTON

President Athletic Foundation

ARNIE WILHOITE

Director of Compliance

Ticket Manager

CHRIS GEYERMAN

Athletic Custodian

Athletic Facility Consultant

JOHN RAMFJORD

Cheerleading Coach

Assistant AD/New Media

GLENESE DOYLE

Director of Athletic Operations

Director of Athletics Marketing

ROSE CARTER

Administrative Assistant

BRANDON COX

Director of Sports Medicine

Director of Media Relations

SHAYNE BRINSON

Associate AD/Business Operations

LANELL VANLANDINGHAM

Facilities Manager Hanner Fieldhouse

Administrative Asst. to Athletic Director

EAGLE HEAD COACHES

AMY BONNER

Women’s Tennis

JEFF MONKEN

Football

CHAD CALLIHAN

Volleyball

ANNIE SMITH

Softball

RODNEY HENNON

Baseball

NATHAN KELLOGG

Swimming & Diving

LINDSEY VANDERSPIEGEL

Women’s Soccer

CHRIS VOZAB

Women’s Basketball

KEVIN KENNEDY

Men’s Soccer

LARRY MAYS

Golf

CHARLTON “C.Y.” YOUNG

MARLO MINCEY

Cross Country and Track & Field

NICK ZIEZIULA

Men’s Tennis

Men’s Basketball

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A DMINISTRATION

DR. BROOKS A. KEEL

TOM KLEINLEIN

President

Athletic Director

Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D. began his tenure as the 12th President of Georgia Southern University on January 4, 2010.

Tom Kleinlein became the Director of Athletics for Georgia Southern University on November 12, 2012. He will oversee 15 men’s and women’s Division I athletic teams at Georgia Southern.

The Augusta, Ga. native, a self-described product of the education system of Georgia, returns to his home state to lead Georgia Southern University with significant experience in the top ranks of academia, research, and economic development. Prior to his arrival at Georgia Southern this past year, Keel served as the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, and professor of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge since 2006. From 2002 to 2006, he was a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and associate Vice President for Research at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Keel’s professional career began in 1985 at the University of Kansas School of MedicineWichita, where he served in a variety of positions including the Daniel K. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1995-2001), President of the Women’s Research Institute (1993-2001), and Director of Reproductive Medicine Laboratories (1994-2002). Since joining Georgia Southern, Keel has been focused on expanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities whether through research, creative or community-based educational experiences. In addition, he has been working to increase Georgia Southern’s research and economic development opportunities. The University is already beginning to attract interest through its Renewable Energy Lab and Public Health Core Research Lab. Keel earned his Ph.D. in reproductive endocrinology from the Medical College of Georgia in 1982 and a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Augusta College (now Augusta State University) in 1978. He has completed postdoctoral work at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion. He is a member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, among others. Keel has served on numerous boards related to his discipline, including the American Board of Bioanalysis, the American Association of Bioanalysts Board of Registry, the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the Southeastern Universities Research Association and the Executive Committee of the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education of APLU.

Kleinlein comes to Georgia Southern from Kent State where he became Deputy Athletic Director in September 2011 after serving as the Golden Flashes’ Executive Associate Athletic Director since 2010. Kleinlein served as the primary advisor and liaison to the director of athletics while overseeing of the strategic planning and operations for Kent State’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department. He managed Kent State’s revenue generation component and coordinated the department’s efforts with Institutional Advancement, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and served as the direct sport supervisor for football along with men’s and women’s basketball while directing many of the day-to-day operations of the department. During his time at Kent State, Kleinlein negotiated a five-year multi-media agreement with Clear Channel Media & iHeartRadio as well as an all sport apparel deal with Nike that included the first ever team concept shop in the Kent State University Bookstore. In only his first season with the Golden Flashes, he developed and implemented marketing plans that saw a 200% increase in football attendance in 2010 and an increase in basketball ticket revenue for the 2011-12 season. Kleinlein was also part of the implementation team for a 10 year, $42.5 million athletic facility master plan for Kent State. Prior to his arrival in Kent, Kleinlein was the Associate Athletic Director for Football at Arizona State University from 2005-10. In that role, he oversaw the strategic planning, budget, personnel, scheduling, team travel, facilities, student-athlete welfare and campus and alumni relations. Before his stint in Tempe, Kleinlein served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. from 2003-05, overseeing all aspects of a $6.1 million budget. Prior to that, he spent nearly four-and-a-half years at his alma mater, joining the Wake Forest University staff in 1998 as an academic counselor, before being named Assistant Director of Football Operations in 2002. A four-year letter winner on the Demon Deacons’ offensive line from 1989-92, Kleinlein earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Wake Forest (1998), and a master’s in education curriculum and instruction from Arizona State (2008). Originally from Inwood, N.Y., Kleinlein and his wife, Tara, have two sons – Austin (13) and Mason (10).

Keel is married to Dr. Tammie Schalue, an accomplished scientist and scholar. Dr. Schalue currently serves as the director of laboratories at the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine and the associate administrator for the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB). Both are certified SCUBA diving instructors.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERV ICES

CONE HALL

KEITH ROUGHTON Associate AD/ Academics & Compliance

JESSICA CALLIHAN Learning Specialist

LAUREN DELUCA Academic Advisor

Cone Hall is the home to the Academic Enhancement Center in the Office of StudentAthlete Services. The former mid-century residence hall was completely refurbished to provide individual and group study areas, a computer lab, meeting rooms for tutorial work, a lecture room, conference room and offices for support staff. The Division provides academic services for all 15 Eagle teams. Ten Georgia Southern sport programs improved their multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores for the most recent reporting period (2009-2010). Two squads earned perfect single-year scores of 1000 as well.

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STR EN GTH A ND CONDITIONING

IRON WORKS

Away from the playing fields, the cameras and the game day excitement is Iron Works, the heart of GSU’s strength and conditioning for all 15 intercollegiate teams. Here, athletes enhance their physical capabilities through the training leadership of certified coaches, and the end results are usually displayed in the win column. A renovation to Iron Works included the addition of offices and a new entrance and interior. Nearly $50,000 worth of new weight equipment including multi-squat racks, two Olympic platforms complete with bumpers plates and bars, free weights, hammer machines and body weight scale were added. Georgia Southern Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Melton, who has the dual title of assistant athletics director/athletic performance, provides a direct strength training leadership role to the Eagle football program while coordinating and supervising off-season and in-season applications for the other 14 GSU teams. Thanks to donations received from former Georgia Southern football athletes, Iron Works is also home to two Vertimax Jump Trainers.

TOM MELTON Assistant AD/ Performance

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BRANDON HOWARD Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

SKYLER PLYLES Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

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ATHLETIC TRA INING

SPORT MEDICINE

BRANDY CLOUSE

JOHN ERWIN

Director of Sports Medicine

KASSIE KELLY

Assistant Athletic Trainer

PAUL TSCHIDA Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

CAREN WALLS Assistant Athletic Trainer

Georgia Southern Sports Medicine provides optimal care for student-athletes as they prepare for practice and competition. Full-time and graduate assistant athletic trainers work with all Eagle teams during their competition seasons and off-season workouts to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. The Athletic Training room underwent an impressive re-modeling phase within its Hanner Fieldhouse location and features state-of-the-art equipment for the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. The facility incorporates the latest advances and resources in sports medicine as staff constantly research technology to benefit the student-athlete. A complete hydra-therapy area and a large collection of student-athlete treatment stations are housed in the training area. A separate rehabilitation room provides specialized care for sessions specific to the treatment of injuries and for post-surgery recovery. Partnering with one of the top athletics training programs in the nation at Georgia Southern, studentathletes receive excellent care and attention both on the field and off.

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ATHLETIC F OUNDATION & TICK ET OFFICE

COWART BUILDING

JOHN MULHERIN DAVID BEAUBIEN Opened in June 2000, the Troy A and Mozelle Cowart Building serves as the headquarters for the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation and for the Athletics Ticket Office. Located at 203 Lanier Drive in Statesboro, fans can purchase season and single-game tickets in person during the week or on game days or call (912) 4789467 or 1-800-478-9467 for assistance. Helping provide scholarship and fundraising support for the Athletics Department, the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation wants to fulfull the goal of every Eagle student-athlete winning a championship ring and earning their degree.

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President, Athletic Foundation

Executive Director, Eagle Fund

JOHN RAMFJORD Ticket Manager

FRANK HOOK Director of Donor Relations

KRIS DRAPER Assistant Ticket Manager

For more information on how to donate to the Eagle Fund, contact (912) 478-5520 or visit ringsanddiplomas. com.

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KATHRYN BRYANT Office Manager Athletic Foundation

LINDSEY RANDOLPH

Atlanta Regional Development Director

DEE PARKER Records Manager Athletic Foundation

SALLY SCOTT

Donor Fulfillment Coordinator


AQUATICS CENTER

AQUATICS CENTER AT THE RECREATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER The Georgia Southern swimming & diving program officially moved to its new home, the pristine Aquatics Center at the Recreation Activity Center, in January, 2007. The Eagles christened the facility on Saturday, October 20, 2007 when they defeated Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt 120-89. The Eagles improved to 10-1 all-time at the RAC during the 2008-09 season. GSU’s Campus Recreation and Intramural Department took on the $31,860,000 expansion project in May 2005 to add 120,000 additional square feet to the recreational facility, 6,150 of which are dedicated to the indoor pool. The indoor facility features the 11 lane competition pool, a 30-person whirlpool, offices for the coaches and Aquatics Center staff, a separate locker room for the swimming & diving

team and a wet conference room available for team meetings. Temporary seating is brought in to fill the natatorium at home meets, while the surrounding glass walls allow additional spectators to observe from the exterior. The outdoor facility boasts an additional whirlpool and a leisure pool. Daktronics provided the swimming & diving program with a newly purchased, state-of-the-art scoreboard. Posted on the west wall just above the coaches’ offices, the eightlane scoreboard provides spectators with event and heat information along with live timing. Also featured on the board are the current record times for the particular event in session, final placement for each event/heat and the running score for each team.

Location: Size: Water Capacity: Maximum Depth: Lanes: Diving Boards: Scoreboard:

Akins Boulevard, off of the 301 Bypass 25y x 25m (75ft x 82ft); 1,650 square feet 384,759 gallons 13 feet 6 inches 11 total, 8 competitive Two: 1 meter & 3 meter Eight lane Daktronics

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THE COASTAL COLLEGIATE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION The Southern Conference along with the Atlantic Sun, Big South and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conferences announced July 10, 2007 the formation of a new Division I swimming and diving conference – named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA). The CCSA was established through the cooperative efforts of the coaches, administrators and commissioners of the four member conferences and has received approval from the NCAA for membership as a Division I conference. “The best thing about the formation of the conference is that it is very deep, which will bring a lot of exposure to both the conference and Georgia Southern swimming & diving,” said GSU head swimming & diving coach Nathan Kellogg. “We get to swim with teams that are already within the SoCon, like Charleston and Davidson, that are big regional contenders, and that will surely reinforce rivalries between the programs,” added Kellogg. “We always swim well against one another, so we expect it will produce nothing but good things.” The CCSA has 12 total members – 12 women’s swimming & diving teams and six men’s swimming and diving programs.

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

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The charter members of the CCSA in women’s swimming are Campbell (A-Sun), College of Charleston (SoCon), Davidson (SoCon), Florida A&M (MEAC), Florida Gulf Coast (A-Sun), Gardner-Webb (A-Sun), Georgia Southern (SoCon), Howard (MEAC), North Carolina A&T (MEAC), North Florida (A-Sun), Radford (Big South) and VMI (Big South). The six schools that comprise the CCSA men’s swimming members are College of Charleston, Davidson, Florida A&M, Gardner-Webb, Howard and VMI. The first-ever CCSA inaugural Conference Championship was held on Feb. 21-23, 2008 in Huntersville, N.C. Davidson claimed the first-ever women’s championships, while College of Charleston claimed the men’s title. Atlantic Sun Commissioner Ted Gumbart, Executive Director of the CCSA said, “The main focus in establishing the CCSA has been the student-athletes, and we are excited that the swimmers and divers in each of our leagues now have a conference home and honors for which to compete.” CCSA administrative duties have been divided among the four Leagues. The league also includes a senior woman administrator and formed a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2012 CCSA CHAMPIONSHIP RANKINGS 1. Florida Gulf Coast University 840 2. Liberty University 538.5 3. Georgia Southern University 477.5 4. Garder-Web University 365 5. University of North Florida 348 6. Davidson College 340 7. College of Charleston 267 8. Campbell University 181 9. Radford University 140 10. Howard University 92 11. Virginia Military Institute 68 12. North Carolina A&T 56

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NATHAN KELLOGG Head Coach George Mason, 2004 9th Year

Nathan Kellogg has led the Georgia Southern swimming and diving program to one of its most successful eras in school history and practically the whole record book has been rewritten under his tenure. Georgia Southern swimmers have set 44 school records during the past eight seasons. He became the winningest coach in program history after GSU posted a 10-5 mark in 2011-12 and owns a 68-37 dual meet record. The Eagles took third at the 2012 CCSA Championships as Kristen Bates (100 breast) and Courtney Harrison (200 breast) won individual titles. Bates and diver Sara Meisenhelder were also NCAA provisional qualifiers. Georgia Southern’s success continued in the classroom as the Eagles were named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Team. With the current Scholar AllAmerica program in place since 2008, the Eagles have achieved CSCAA Scholar All-America status for nine semesters. The 2010-11 squad broke the Eagles all-time record for most regularseason wins, earning 13 meet victories before placing fourth at the CCSA Championships. The team set three school records on its way to a fourth-place finish at the CCSA Championships. Three Eagles garnered a total of five all-conference selections based on their top-3 finishes at the championships. Lindsay Goodman broke three school records, including a second-place finish in the 200 back. Goodman also earned third-place finishes in the 400 IM and 100 back. Courtney Harrison finished third in the 100 breast and diver Sara Meisenhelder placed third on the 3-meter boards. Caroline Bevillard was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic AllAmerica Women’s At-Large Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bevillard was later named as one of only 13 recipients of a postgraduate scholarship awarded by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics. The 2009-10 season was a memorable year for the Eagles both inside and outside the pool. Lauren Parr broke three individual school records at the CCSA Championships, setting new records in the 200 butterfly and 200 and 400 IM. Senior Courtney Martz also set an individual school record in the 50 freestyle. Parr and Martz were both part of the 400 medley relay team, consisting of Lindsay Goodman and Ashley White, that set a new school record. Martz also gained

attention outside the pool, earning CSCAA Scholar All-American honors, and Bevillard was named Georgia Southern Female Scholar Athlete of the year and was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women’s at-large second team for District III. The Eagles broke 17 school records at the 2009 CCSA Championships and finished in third place. Fifteen Eagles program were named to the CCSA All-Academic Team during the 2008-09 season for maintaining a 3.2 GPA or better in the classroom. The 2007-08 season was one of the best for the Eagles. They registered the most wins in program history at that time with a 12-1 record, including a 9-1 conference mark. Kellogg’s unit went a perfect 9-0 at the newly-constructed Aquatics Center at the Recreation Activities Center (RAC), broke five school records and earned a fourth-place finish at the first-ever Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships. During the 2006-07 season, Kellogg led the Eagles to a 6-5 overall record to go along with a program best second place finish at the Northeastern Conference Championships. Mackenzie Garrot was named NEC Outstanding Rookie of the Meet after winning both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the NEC Championships. Courtney Martz had an impressive rookie season, earning NEC honors in the 50 freestyle, 100 free, 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. Eleven members of the swimming and diving program were selected to the All-NEC Team for their accomplishments in the pool, and six were named to the NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll in 2007, maintaining a 3.2 GPA or better. Kellogg originally came to Georgia Southern to serve as an assistant coach, but quickly moved up the coaching ranks serving as interim head coach for one season, before being named Georgia Southern’s head coach in June 2005. He is currently certified as a Water Safety Instructor and is a member of the College Swim Coach’s Association of America (CSCAA), American Swim Coach’s Association (ASCA) and USA Swimming. Kellogg graduated from George Mason in May 2004 with a degree in communications and completed his master’s degree in sport management from Georgia Southern in 2010.

KELLOGG AT A GLANCE Georgia Southern Record........68-37 (8 years)

CCSA Record...................................25-14 (5 years)

Overall Record...............................68-37 (8 years)

Top CCSA Finish............................3rd (2011-2012)

Winning Percentage....................647 (8 years)

Top Championship Finish........2nd/NEC (2006-07)

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A SSISTA NT COACHES

DAVID GIAMBRA

ALI CAMPBELL

Assistant Diving Coach Clemson, 2010 2nd Year

David Giambra enters his second season as head diving coach with the Eagles swimming and diving program. In his first year at GSU, he helped Sara Meisenhelder become the first diver in school history to qualify for NCAA Zones with school record-breaking scores of 263.25 on the 1-meter board and 290.05 on the 3-meter board. Meisenhelder was named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Diver of the Year at the league’s championship meet. A four-year letterwinner at Clemson University, Giambra achieved numerous top-3 finishes against ACC competition during his career. Winner of the Coaches’ Award during the 2008-09 season, he holds school records in the one-meter, three-meter and platform diving events. Giambra earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson, and the Yardley, Pa., native is currently pursuing a master’s degree in engineering management at Georgia Southern.

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Assistant Coach Georgia Southern, 2011 First Year

Ali Campbell joins the coaching staff of the Georgia Southern swimming and diving program for her first season after an outstanding four-year career with the Eagles from 2007-11. She was a four-time Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association AllAcademic selection and graduated as the GSU record holder in the 500 free, 1000 free and 1650 free events. She also set school records as a member of the 200, 400 and 800 free relay teams. Campbell still holds school marks in the 1000 free and in the 200 and 800 free relays. She was named CCSA Swimmer of the Week, becoming the first Eagle to earn the honor, once as a freshman and again during her sophomore campaign. Campbell graduated from Georgia Southern in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. The Fort McMurray, Alberta, native is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports nutrition. She is a member of the Dietitians of Canada and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is working on becoming a registered dietitian.

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2012-2013 GEORGIA SOUTHERN SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM Name

Rebecca Alves Rikki Babuka Kristen Bates Meg Beasley Lauren Campbell Allyn Case Emily Fell JoAnn Filipov Courtney Harrison Megan Heller Pirie Humphries Katlyn Jones Amber Juncker Elaina Lanson Abigail Lavallin Alden Lynch Amanda Macchio Sara Meisenhelder Lindsay Mullican Megan Ostrom Hannah Rogers Catherine Schmitz Sarah Schwartz Brittany Swanson Amanda Tallman Emma Weisel Devan White

Events

Backstroke/Butterfly Breaststoke/IM Freestyle/Breaststroke Backstroke Freestyle/Butterfly Breaststroke/IM Freestyle/IM Backstroke/IM Breaststroke/IM Freestyle/Butterfly Freestyle/Butterfly Butterfly/IM Freestye/IM Freestyle Butterfly/Breaststroke Diving Diving Diving Freestyle/Backstroke/IM Butterfly/IM/Breaststoke Freestyle/Butterfly Breaststroke/IM Backstroke/Butterfly Diving Breaststroke/IM Diving Freestyle/Butterfly/IM

Height 5-6 5-3 5-9 6-0 5-3 5-8 5-9 5-4 5-8 5-5 5-4 5-6 5-2 5-11 5-6 5-4 5-1 5-6 5-4 5-4 5-11 5-4 5-7 5-0 5-8 5-3 5-7

Class Fr So Jr Jr Fr So Sr So Jr So Sr So So So So Sr Jr Jr Sr Jr So So So So So Fr Jr

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Hometown (Previous School)

Bettendorf, Iowa (Bettendorf ) Richmond, Ky. (Madison Central) Peachtree City, Ga. (Starr’s Mill) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach) Savannah, Ga. (Jenkins) Brunswick, Ga. (Glynn Academy) Watkinsville, Ga. (Oconee County) Greenville, S.C. (Riverside) Lawrenceville, Ga. (Dacula) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Evans, Ga. (Evans) Bogurt, Ga. (North Oconee) Wadsworth, Ohio (Wadsworth) Bridgwater, Somerset (Millfield) Jacksonville, Fla. (Bishop Kenny) Redding, Conn. (Joel Barlow) Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) Lancaster, Pa. (Manheim Township) St. Louis Park, Minn. (St. Louis Park) Powder Springs, Ga. (Hillgrove) Stafford, Va. (North Stafford) Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood) Dacula, Ga. (Dacula) Marietta, Ga. (Pope) Lawrenceville, Ga. (Brookwood) Kennesaw, Ga. (Harrison)

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RIKKI BABUKA

KRISTEN BATES

5-3 // Sophomore Richmond, Ky. (Madison Central) Breaststroke, Individual Medley

Freshman (2011-12): Swam lifetime best in the 400 Individual Medley at the 2012 CCSA Championships to place 12th (4:30.85)… Also competed in 200 Individual Medley and 200 Breast… Named CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2011 semester. Prep: Attended Madison Central High School... Named to All-Region 5 Team in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons... Named 2011 Region 5 Outstanding Competitor... Holds school records in 200 Free, 500 Free, 200 IM, 400 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay events... Team co-captain in 20092010 and captain in 2010-2011... Swam for the Bluegrass Marlins Swim Club.

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5-9 // Junior Peachtree Citty, Ga. (Starrs Mill) Breaststroke

Freshman (2011-12): CCSA Champion in the 100 Breast (1:02.30, NCAA B-Cut, GSU record)… Runner-up in 200 Breast (2:18.39)… Finished 14th in 50 Free (24.18)… Swam on 400 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay, resetting both GSU records… All-CCSA performer in 100 and 200 Breast, 200 and 400 Medley Relays and 400 Free Relay. Prep: Attended Starr’s Mill High School... Senior captain... Set school records in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 100 Breast... Part of 3-time State Championship team in 200 Medley Relay (Breast)... first-team all-state (once) and second-team all-state (twice) selection ... Named Most Valuable Swimmer her senior year... Three-time Scholastic All-American... Swam for the Southern Crescent Aquatic Team.

Personal: Full name is Rikki Anna Babuka... Daughter of Richard and Kimberly Babuka... Born March 27, 1993, in Warren, Ohio... Has a brother named John… Father Rick was her high school and club swimming coach... Most admires her dad who is also her biggest inspiration because “he inspires me to be a dedicated, hardworking, responsible and respectful person”... Most treasured possession is her pictures because “they hold all of her memories”... Enjoys waterskiing, snow skiing, wakeboarding, reading, photography and cooking... Moment in history she would want to see is the 2008 Summer Olympics to see Michael Phelps win eight gold medals... Talent she’d most like to have is being able to draw... Chose Georgia Southern because of the gorgeous campus, great academics and the swim team... Favorites: songs - Cats in the Cradle, Big Green Tractor, The Show Goes On; meal - steak, fettuccine alfredo and salad; movie - Little Mermaid; athlete - Mark Gangloff.

Personal: Full name is Kristen Leigh Bates... Daughter of Douglas and Angela Bates... Born on March 26, 1992... Has a brother Nathan… Most admires her mom, dad and grandmother... Biggest influence is her dad “because he always encouraged me to be the I could and to do what I love no matter what”... Most treasured possession is her family “because I would be nothing without them”... Enjoys volleyball, reading, baking, tanning, shopping and watching baseball... Moment in history she would most want to see is the 2006 World Series... Talent she would most like to have is the ability to sing and dance... Chose Georgia Southern because of the campus and location... Career objective is to become a pharmacist... Favorites: music - country; songs - Honey Bee, Fighter, When I Look at You; food - grapefruit and Italian cuisine; movies - Burlesque, Tangled, Water for Elephants; athletes - Tim Hudson and Natalie Coughlin

Major: Biology.

Major: Chemistry.

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MEG BEASLY

ALLYN CASE

6-0 // Junior Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Backstroke

5-8 // Sophomore Savannah, Ga. (Jenkins) Breaststroke, Individual Medley

Sophomore (2011-12): Swam lifetime bests in the 100 and 200 Back events at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Earned CCSA All-Academic status for Fall 2011 semester.

Freshman (2011-12): Swam three lifetime bests at the 2012 CCSA Championships in 100 and 200 Breast and 200 IM…Named to CCSA All-Academic and Dean’s List for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters.

Freshman (2010-11): Scored in the 100 Back (10th), 200 Back (10th) and swam season best time of 25.88 in the 50 Free at the 2011 CCSA Championships… Named to the Dean’s List and CCSA All-Academic Team for the Fall 2010 semester.

Prep: Attended H.V. Jenkins High School... Earned varsity letters in Swimming and Soccer... Set school records in 100 Breast, 100 Fly and 200 IM and a part of three record-breaking relay teams in the 200 Free, 200 Medley and 400 Free... Team captain during 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons... Earned All-Star Team selection in soccer during junior and senior seasons, all-region and MVP honors... University of Georgia Merit Scholar, Top-10 Award winner, High Honor Roll and Vince Dooley Scholarship Nominee… Swam for the Savannah Swim Team.

Prep: Lettered four years at Farragut High School... Team captain her senior year... A State finalist in swimming her junior and senior year... WI Sectional Champion in 2007... Was honored as the WI Bradford Team MVP in 2006... Named to the WI Southeastern All-Conference team in 2006 and 2007... Member of the Admiral team that captured the KISL City Championship in 2008... Helped school win Southeastern Conference Championship in 2007... Named to the 2008-2009 Scholastic All-American team by USA Swimming... Swam for the Pilot Aquatic Club of Knoxville. Personal: Full name is Margaret O’Toole Beasley... Daughter of Calvin and Bobbie Beasley... Born on June 23, 1992, in Kingsport, Tenn... Has a brother named Patrick... Most admires Martin Luther King Jr. and Joe Hendee... Would love to attend Woodstock... Enjoys reading, art, movies, dancing, listening to records and making people laugh... Her favorite tradition at Georgia Southern is Sweetheart Circle... Her mom, dad and brother have been the biggest influence, “They have always supported me in whatever I was doing or interested in.”

Personal: Full name is Allyn Lee Case... Daughter of Mark and Paige Case... Born Feb. 19, 1993, in Savannah, Ga... Has a sister named Chandler... Most admires her parents, Coach Oliver, Bill Pilczuk and her Papa... Biggest influence is her Papa because “he was a big family man and taught me to always do my best”... Most treasured possession is a pair of pearl earrings inherited from her Nana... Enjoys going to the beach and playing soccer... Sport event would most like to attend is a World Cup soccer match... Talent would most like to have is to be artistic... Chose Georgia Southern because of the team atmosphere and the campus is close to home... Career objective is to become a physical therapist for special needs children... Favorites: songs - Wonderwall, Absolutely (Story of a Girl), Scar Tissue; meal - chicken fingers, ranch dressing, French fries and sweet tea; movies - Blindside and the original Karate Kid; athletes - Ryan Lochte, Matt Ryan and Mia Hamm.

Major: General studies.

Major: Exercise science.

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EMILY FELL

JOANN FILIPOV

5-9 // Senior Brunswick, Ga. (Glynn Academy) Freestyle, Individual Medley

Junior (2011-12): Swam the 50, 100 and 200 Free at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Named CCSA All-Academic and Dean’s List for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters. Sophomore (2010-11): Placed 15th in the 100 Free and 200 Free events, swam on 4th place 800 Free Relay and swam lifetime best in the 50 Free at the 2011 CCSA Championships... Named to Dean’s List Spring semester. Freshman (2009-10): Swam best times in 500 Free, 200 Free and 100 Free at CCSA Championships...Named to CCSA All-Academic team. Prep: Attended Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Ga... Lettered four times in swimming... Member of Brunswick’s YMCA swim team... Named mvp twice... High School State Finalist three times... Qualified for state since 2001... Received coach’s award in her freshman and sophomore year... Georgia All-Star from 2003-2009... Received Skelton Award in 2007. Personal: Born Emily Fell on July 7, 1997 in Fairfax, Va... Daughter of Mark and Kathleen Fell... Chose Georgia Southern because of the Education program... Sister Sara is a swimmer at Brenau University... Enjoys the beach, music and hanging out with friends... Favorite musical group is the AllAmerican Rejects, The Offspring and Faster! Faster!. Major: Early Childhood Education.

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5-4 // Sophomore Watkinsville, Ga. (Oconee County) Backstroke, Individual Medley

Freshman (2011-12): Swam backstroke leg on 200 Medley Relay, which earned All-CCSA status at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Also swam lifetime best in the 100 Back (58.98)… Earned CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2011 semester. Prep: Attended Oconee County High School... Earned varsity letters in Swimming, Cross Country and Track & Field... Presidential Award winner, Rookie of the Year and MVP selection... Honors Graduate... Swam for the Athens Bulldog Swim Club. Personal: Full name is JoAnn Nikolay Filipov... Daughter of Angela and Nick Case... Born March 6, 1993, in Savannah, Ga... Has a sister named Gabriella... Most admires her parents and Marilyn Monroe... Biggest influence is her parents because “they came to America with nothing and now they have an amazing life that I am blessed to be a part of”... Most treasured possession is a box of small items that “are like a box of memories from family and friends”... Enjoys running, tennis and volleyball... Music concert would most want to see is Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley or the Beatles... Talent would most like to have is the ability to fly... Chose Georgia Southern because of the pre-pharmacy and business programs... Career objective is to become a pharmacist... Favorites: songs - Ain’t Back Yet, This I Gotta See, My Kinda Crazy; meal - ribeye steak, apple pie and orange sherbet; movies - Shooter, Happy Gilmore, Caddy Shack and The Hangover; athlete - Peyton Manning. Major: Biology.

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MEGAN HELLER

COURTNEY HARRISON 5-8, Junior Greenville, S.C. (Riverside) Breaststroke, Individual Medley

5-5, Sophomore Lawrenceville, Ga. (Dacula) Freestyle, Butterfly

Sophomore (2011-12): 2012 CCSA Champion in the 200 Breastroke (2:18.17) breaking the school record… Also swam lifetime best time in the 400 Individual Medley placing 6th and finished 5th in 100 Breastroke… Received team’s “Most Dedicated” award for 2011-2012 season.

Freshman (2011-12): All-CCSA performer in 200 and 400 Medley Relays at 2012 CCSA Championships… Helped break GSU record in 400 Medley Relay… Swam two lifetime bests in 50 Free and 200 Fly… Earned CCSA AllAcademic and President’s List status both semesters.

Freshman (2010-11): Earned All-CCSA status in 100 Breast (3rd)… Scored in 200 Breast (4th) and 400 Individual Medley (9th) at the 2011 CCSA Championships.

Prep: Earned four varsity letters in swimming and two in softball... All-State selection in swimming and team captain... Scholar Athlete selection and Honor Roll... Swam for Swim Atlanta-Sugarloaf swim club.

Prep: Attended Riverside High School where she was team captain... Won the State Championship in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 free relay and 200 medley relay... Holds the South Carolina high school record for the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 free relay and 200 medley relay... Member of the Warrior team that has won five State Championships... Named to the all-state team five times... Named to the all-region team six times...Holds school-record for 100 breast... Swam for the Middle Tyger YMCA Y-Spartaquatics... Has been a YMCA National Finalist 10-times... Helped lead the Middle Tyger YMCA team to six straight State Championships and two national titles in 2008 and 2009... Qualified for the Junior Nationals in 2006 and 2007... Qualified for the Spring Nationals in 2006... Member of the National Art Honor Society and Beta Club.

Personal: Full name is Megan Nicole Heller... Daughter of Dennis Heller, Elizabeth Heller (stepmom) and Michelle Heller... Born on June 29,1993... Has five brothers and sisters: Lindsay, Travis, Bobby, Torrie and Jessica... Most admires her parents... Biggest influence is her dad because “he worked for everything he has in life”... Most treasured possession is her family because “they always give unconditional love on top of support and motivation”... Enjoys softball and volleyball... Would most like to attend a country music concert... Talent would most like to have is musical ability... Chose Georgia Southern because of the atmosphere and friends there... Career objective is to join a physical therapy practice and coach swimming... Favorites: songs - California King Bed, Come Sail Away, On the Floor; food - spaghetti; movies - Up and The Goonies; athlete - Matt Ryan.

Personal: Full name is Courtney Scott Harrison...Born on Nov. 6, 1991, in Greenville, S.C... Daughter of Scott and Lynn Harrison... Has a older brother named Chris and a younger sister named Casey... Most admires her brother, coaches and friends... Would like to attend the NCAA basketball tournament... Most treasured possession is her Bible... Enjoys swimming and wakeboarding... Her favorite tradition at Georgia Southern is the “GEORGIA-SOUTHERN” Chant... Her father Scott played football at Mars Hill... Her brother has had the biggest influence, “He is always there for me no matter what and helps me through anything.”

Major: Exercise science.

Major: Nutrition.

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KATYLYN JONES

PIRIE HUMPHRIES

5-6 // Sophomore Evans, Ga. (Evans) Butterfly, Individual Medley

5-4 // Senior Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Freestyle, Butterfly

Junior (2011-12): Swam the 200 Fly, 500 Free, and 1650 Free at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Named CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2011 semester and Dean’s List for Spring 2012 semester.

Freshman (2011-12): Recorded three lifetime best times in the 200 Fly (2:08.30), 400 IM (4:39.06), and 1650 Free (18:04.79) at the 2012 CCSA Championships.

Sophomore (2010-11): Scored in the 1650 Free (15th) and 200 Fly (15th) and swam lifetime best time of 5:10.79 in the 500 Freestyle at the 2011 CCSA Championships.

Prep: Attended Evans High School... Earned four varsity letters... Swam for the Aiken Augusta Swim League.

Freshman (2009-10): Swam season best times in 500 Free, 100 Back and 200 Back at 2010 CCSA Championships... Earned CCSA All-Academic status... Named to President’s list Fall Semester and Dean’s list Spring Semester. Prep: Attended Clarke Central High School... Served as team captain her senior season... Four time Georgia All-Star... Finalist at the Georgia State High School championships four times... Holds three school relay records in the 200 Free, 200 Medley and the 400 Free... Lettered in swimming all four years of high school... Swam for the club team Athens Bulldog Swim Club.

Personal: Full name is Katlyn Marie Jones... Daughter of Angie and Mike Bridges and Mark and Lisa Jones... Born on June 1, 1993... Has three brothers: Mark, Jared and Kody... Most admires her parents who have also been the biggest influence on her, because “of their motivation and support”... Most treasured possession is her pictures because “they remind you of past times and memories”... Enjoys skiing, traveling and camping... Moment in history she would want to see is the 2004 World Series... Talent she would most like to have is to be really good at running... Career objective is to become a dentist... Favorites: songs - Bass Head, Stilettos, I’m Ready for Ya... food - three cheese pizza; movie - Donnie Darko; athlete - LeBron James.. Major: Undeclared.

Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1990 in Athens, Ga... Daughter of Harvey and Wendy Humphries... Father swam at Georgia from 1975-79... Enjoys shopping, cooking and movies... Favorite Professional Sports Team is the Atlanta Braves... Favorite Musical Artist is Taylor Swift. Major: Marketing/fashion merchandising.

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ELAINA LANSON

AMBER JUNCKER 5-2 // Sophomore Bogart, Ga. (North Oconee) Freestyle, Individual Medley

5-11 // Sophomore Wadsworth, Ohio (Wadsworth) Freestyle

Freshman (2011-12): Swam three lifetime bests at the CCSA Championship meet placing 4th in the 1650 Free (17:05.81), 4th in the 500 Free (4:57.29) and 5th in the 400 IM (4:27.08)… Also set two GSU records (500 Free and 1650 Free)… Named to CCSA All-Academic and President’s List for both semesters.

Freshman (2011-12): Set three GSU records in 100 Free (50.36), 400 Medley Relay (3:47.04) and 400 Free Relay (3:27.57)… All-CCSA Performer in 100 Free, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay… Received team’s “Most Valuable” award for 2011-2012 season… Earned CCSA All-Academic status for Fall 2011 semester.

Prep: Attended North Oconee High School... Holds school records in the 200 Free and 500 Free... High point scorer all four seasons... Team captain and Wendy’s High School Heisman Winner... Oconee Scholar, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member.

Prep: Attended Wadsworth High School... Earned four varsity letters... Holds school records in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 IM, 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay... 4-time All-Ohio... 4-time All-Suburban League... 2-time All-American... 4-time Medina Gazette First Team, 3-time Medina Gazette MVP, 2-time Cleveland Plain Dealer Star Swimmer, National Honor Society member, four year Scholar Athlete and Academic Letterwinner... Swam for the Suburban League.

Personal: Full name is Amber Nichole Juncker... Daughter of Alan and Laura Juncker... Born on Sept. 16, 1992... Has a sister Stephanie, who swam for the University of Louisville... Biggest influence is her sister because “she is the one who got me started in swimming”... Most treasured possession is her car because “it allows me to have freedom”... Enjoys shopping, baking, working with kids and teaching swim lessons... Talent would most like to have is to be able to sing... Chose Georgia Southern because of the swim team and coaching staff... Career objective is to be a teacher... Favorites: song - Jump Then Fall; meal - bowtie pasta with chicken; movies - 27 Dresses and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Major: Early childhood education.

Personal: Full name is Elaina Marie Lanson... Daughter of John and Karen Lanson... Born on June 10, 1992... Has a brother Logan... Most admires her mom and dad and Coach John Fagan... Biggest influence is her mother and other family members who “taught me values and supported me my whole life”... Most treasured possession is her backyard swimming pool because “of all the wonderful memories made with family and friends”... Enjoys shopping, tanning and getting her nails done... Sport event would most want to attend are the gymnastic events at the 2012 Olympics... Talent would most like to have is the ability to fly... Chose Georgia Southern because of the pretty campus, swim team and strong communications department... Career objective is to work in TV sports reporting... Favorites: songs - Fire Flame, Crazy Beautiful Life, Look at Me Now; food - chicken fingers; movies - Stick It and Transformers; athletes - Michael Phelps and Amanda Beard. Major: Communications.

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ALDEN LYNCH

ABIGAIL LAVALLIN

5-6 // Sophomore Bridgwater Somerset, England (Millfield School) Butterfly, Breaststroke

Freshman (2011-12): Swam three lifetime bests to finish 4th in the 100 Breast (1:03.14), 14th in the 100 Fly (57.55) and 11th in the 200 Fly (2:07.91)… Named CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2011 semester. Prep: Attended Millfield School... Awarded Sports Colours and 2-time Headmasters Commendation... Arena League Final representative... Swam for Millfield and Cheetas swim clubs. Personal: Full name is Abigail Victoria Lavallin... Daughter of Jeremy and Beverley Lavallin... Born Feb. 4, 1993... Has a brother George and sister Lydia... Most admires Coach Ed Sinclair... Biggest influence is her mom because “she has been there for everything and has helped me in so many aspects of my life”... Most treasured possession her gold and diamond ring received from her parents because “I feel lost if I’m not wearing it”... Enjoys art, piano, surfing, sailing, shopping, relaxing with friends and Disney movies... Moment in history she would want to see is Michael Phelp’s victory in the 100 Fly Final at the 2008 Summer Olympics... Talent would most like to have is to be able to speak foreign languages... Chose Georgia Southern to continue training and competing in a sport she loves and because of the friendly people there... Career objective is to become a volcanologist... Favorites: songs - Not Afraid, End of the Line, Some Chords; meal - gammon and chips; movies - Finding Nemo and The Notebook; athlete - Michael Phelps. Major: Geography.

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5-4 // Senior Jacksonville, Fla. (Bishop Kenedy) Diving

Junior (2011-12): Set personal best scores on both boards for the Eagles during the season: 1-Meter (223.50) and 3-Meter (222.97)… At the 2012 CCSA Championships, finished 13th on 1-Meter (200.55) and 10th on 3-Meter (219.00). Sophomore (2010-11): Scored on both boards for the Eagles... Finished 13th on 1-Meter and 12th on 3-Meter at the 2011 CCSA Championships. Freshman (2009-10): Placed 6th on 3-Meter and 8th on 1-Meter at 2010 CCSA Championships. Prep: Attended Bishop Kenny High School... Diving team captain senior year... State semifinalist in the 1-meter dive in 2008 and 2009... Lettered in cheerleading twice and swimming and diving three times... Member of the club team North Florida Diving Association... AAU national qualifier in the 1-meter dive in 2008 and 2009... 2008 USA Diving Zone qualifier in the 3-meter dive. Personal: Born Oct. 26, 1990, in Jacksonville, Fla... Daughter of John and Christy Lynch... Mother was a cheerleader for Valdosta State... Aunt, Loraine Smith, was a cheerleader for Clemson... Enjoys going to the beach, tennis, listening to music, dancing and shopping... Favorite professional sports team is the Jacksonville Jaguars... Favorite musical group is Rascal Flatts. Major: General studies.

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AMANDA MACCHIO

SARA MEISENHELDER 5-6 // Junior Indianapolis (Carmel) Diving

5-1 // Junior Redding, Conn. (Joel Barlow) Diving

Sophomore (2011-12): Had personal best performances on both boards during the 2011-2012 season: 1-Meter (217.10) and 3-Meter (224.55)… Placed 11th on 1-Meter (215.70) and 9th on 3-Meter (219.30) at 2012 CCSA Championships…Named to Dean’s List and CCSA All-Academic both semesters. Freshman (2010-11): Placed 15th on 1-Meter and 14th on 3-Meter at the 2011 CCSA Championships… Named to President’s List and CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2010 semester and Dean’s List for Spring 2011 semester… Received “Most Dedicated” award for 2010-2011 season. Prep: Four year letter-winner at Joel Barrow High School...Team captain in 2007 and 2009... Recipient of the Stuart R. Deans Award for most inspirational team member... Finished eighth at the State Championship... Placed second at the South-West Conference Meet... Named to the all-conference second team... Member of the all-conference academic team... Holds the school record for the 6 and 11 dives... Honored with the Southwest Conference Leadership Award her senior year... Received the US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award as a junior... Also lettered in softball and field hockey... Dove for the Flip Diving Club. Personal: Full name is Amanda Macchio... Daughter of Joe and Donna-Marie Macchio... Born on June 22, 1992, in Grapevine, Texas... Has a younger sister named Samantha... Most admires Carrie Underwood...Would like to attend a Carrie Underwood concert... Most treasured possession is her crucifix necklace that was given to her by her mom... Favorite movie is “Forever Strong”... Loves going to football games at Georgia Southern... Mom, Donna-Marie, played field hockey and tennis at Manhattanville College in New York, N.Y... Dad, Joe, played baseball at Lamar University in Texas... Her family has been the biggest influence, “They showed me what love and support is no matter what.”

Sophomore (2011-12): Named CCSA Diver of the Year… Became the first diver in GSU history to qualify for NCAA Zones… Placed 2nd on both 1and 3-meter boards to earn All-CCSA at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Broke GSU records on both 1-Meter (263.25) and 3-Meter (290.05)… Received team’s Diver of the Year award… Named CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2011 semester. Freshman (2010-11): Earned All-CCSA on 3-Meter (3rd) and finished 7th on 1-Meter at the 2011 CCSA Championships… Named to CCSA All-Academic Team for Fall 2010 semester and named to Dean’s List for Spring 2011 semester… Named team’s “Diver of the Year” for 2010-2011 season. Prep: Attended Carmel High School... Named to the all-conference team her senior year... Placed eighth at the 2010 Indiana State Championships... Qualified in the 3-meter and platform championship events for regional and zone in 2008 and 2009...Qualified in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform championship events for regional and zone in 2007... 2006 Regional Champion in the platform... 2006 East Champion on the platform and qualifier for the 1-meter and 3-meter... Finished seventh on the platform at the Speedo 2006 Junior National Championships... Dove for the Starz Diving Club. Personal: Full name is Sara Anne Meisenhelder... Born Nov. 30, 1991, in Boca Raton, Fla... Daughter of David and Shelley Meisenhelder... Has a younger brother named Lane and a younger sister named Laura... Most admires her parents and cousins... Would like to attend a Lady Gaga concert... Most treasured possession is her phone because “It keeps me connected with everyone”... Favorite movie is “The Hangover”... Loves going to football games at Georgia Southern... Her dad has been the biggest influence, “He has always been there for me and supported me in whatever I do.” Major: Exercise science.

Major: Logistics/intermodal transportation.

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RETURNERS

MEGAN OSTROM

LINDSAY MULLICAN 5-4 // Senior Lancaster, Pa. (Manheim Township) Freestyle, Backstroke

5-4 // Junior St. Louis Park, Minn. (Saint Louis Park) Butterfly, Individual Medley

Notes: In addition to swimming, Mullican runs cross country and outdoor track for the Eagles… On Oct. 29, 2011, she competed in the Southern Conference Cross Country Championships and swimming and diving dual meet at the College of Charleston on the same day.

Sophomore (2011-12): Recorded lifetime best to place 7th in 100 Breast (1:04.98)… Also swam the 200 IM and 200 Breast at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Earned CCSA All-Academic and Dean’s List distinction for Fall 2011 semester as well as President’s List for Spring 2012 semester.

Junior (2011-12): Had two lifetime bests in the 200 Fly (2:04.95) to place 5th and 1650 Free (17:14.48) to place 6th at the 2012 CCSA Championships…Also placed 11th in the 400 IM (4:30.28).

Freshman (2010-11): Finished 7th in 100 Breast, 11th in 200 IM and 12th in 200 Breast at the 2011 CCSA Championships… Swam breastroke leg on school record-breaking 400 Medley Relay… Named to Dean’s List both semesters and CCSA All-Academic Team.

Sophomore (2010-11): Swam three lifetime best times at the 2011 CCSA Championships: 4:29.09 in the 400 Individual Medley (6th), 2:06.39 in the 200 Back (7th) and 17:23.08 in the 1650 Free (10th)… Received team’s “Most Dedicated” award. Freshman (2009-10): Finished 8th in 400 IM, 10th in 1650 Free and 11th in 200 Back at 2010 CCSA Championships... Earned CCSA All-Academic status... Named to Dean’s list Fall semester. Prep: Attended Manheim Township High School... Qualified for state all four years... State finalist junior and senior seasons... Lettered in Swimming, Cross Country and Track & Field... Lancaster Lebanon Team All-Star 20052008... Swam for Lancaster Aquatic Club. Personal: Born Aug. 19, 1991, in Lansdale, Pa... Daughter of Dave and Barb Mullican... Sister, Kelly, swims at Campbell... Enjoys running and swimming... Favorite musical artist is the Red Hot Chili Peppers... Majoring in Sports Medicine.

Prep: Attended St. Louis Park High School... All-American consideration her senior year... Named all-state three times... Named all-conference all four years... Three time MVP of the Orioles swim team... State Champion in the 100 breast her senior year... Holds school records in the 100 breast, 200 IM and 200 medley relay... Named to the Academic All-Conference team her senior year... Swam for the Edina Swim Club team. Personal: Full name is Megan Elizabeth Ostrom... Born on April 3, 1992, in St. Louis Park, Minn... Daughter of Chuck and Nancy Ostrom... Has a younger sister named Kathryn... Most admires her family... Would love to receive backstage passes to the Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn... Enjoys swimming, scrapbooking, photography and playing with her dogs... Her cousin Suzanne has been the biggest influence, “She inspired me to swim.” Major: Exercise science.

Major: Exercise science.

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HANNAH ROGERS

CATHERINE SCHMITZ 5-4 // Sophomore Stafford, Va. (North Stafford) Breaststroke, Individual Medley

5-11 // Sophomore Powerder Springs Ga. (Hillgrove) Freestyle, Butterfly

Freshman (2011-12): Swam three life-time best times in the 100 Fly (1:00.08), 100 Free (54.76) and 200 Free (1:58.28) at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Named CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2012 semester. Prep: Attended Hillgrove High School... Earned four varsity letters... Holds school records in the 100 Fly and 400 Free... District Honor Band participant... Swam for the Stingrays Swimming club. Personal: Full name is Hannah Kendyl Rogers... Daughter of Chris and Kim Rogers... Born on July 4, 1993... Has a sister Madeline (14)... Most admires her grandma because “she is the most positive person and makes everyone feel like they are special”... Biggest influence is her family, friends and coaches who “make me laugh and always cheer me up”... Most treasured possessions are her friends, camera and dog Ollie... Enjoys skiing, tubing and being with her friends and family... Event would most like to attend is a Lady Gaga concert... Talent would most like to have is to be able to sing... Chose Georgia Southern because of the teaching program, the atmosphere and the closeness of the swim team... Career objective is to become an elementary school teacher... Favorites: songs - Get Low, Yeah, Bless the Broken Road; meal - anything Mexican, crab cakes and mac & cheese; movies - She’s the Man and Elf; athlete - Kathleen Hersey. Major: Early childhood education.

Freshman (2011-12): Swam lifetime bests in the 100 and 200 Back at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Placed 16th in the 200 Back… Named to President’s List and CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2011 semester as well as Dean’s List for Spring 2012 semester… Received “Eagle Teammate” award. Prep: Attended North Stafford High School... Earned four varsity letters... Team captain... Holds school records in the 200 IM and 200 Medley Relay... Earned All-District, All-Regional and All-State honors... National Honor Society member and graduated Summa Cum Laude... Swam for the Rappahannock Area YMCA Stingrays. Personal: Full name is Chatherine Josephine Schmitz... Daughter of Richard and Deborah Schmitz... Has four brothers and sisters: Steven, Karaline, Ryan and Chloe... Most admires her parents for their hard work and dedication to her family... Biggest influence is her sister Karaline... Most treasured possession is her first original Speedo Fast Skin which her parents bought her for earning her first Junior Olympic time... Enjoys cooking, shopping and dancing... Moment in history she would want to see Michael Phelps compete at the 2004 Sydney Olympics...Talent would most like to have is the ability to travel back and forth in time... Chose Georgia Southern because of the campus, the swim team and the hospitality from everyone... Career objective is to work as a personal stylist or head of fashion retail advertising... Favorites: songs - If I Die Young, Rolling in the Deep, Party Rock Anthem; meal - Chinese food; movies - 27 Dresses and Bridesmaids; athletes - Natalie Coughlin and Carly Patterson. Major: Business.

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SARAH SCHWARTZ

BRITTANY SWANSON 5-0 // Sophomore Dacula, Ga. (Dacula) Diving

5-7 // Sophomore Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood) Backstroke, Butterfly

Freshman (2011-12): Swam backstroke leg on All-CCSA and GSU recordbreaking 400 Medley Relay… Posted three lifetime bests at 2012 CCSA Championships… Finished 6th in the 100 Back (57.34), 7th in the 200 Back (2:02.99), and 11th in the 100 Fly (57.06)… Earned Dean’s List and CCSA AllAcademic recognition both semesters. Prep: Attended Greenwood High School... Team captain... Holds school records in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back and 100 Fly... Earned All-Regional and all-state honors... National Honor Society and Beta Club member... Swam for the Greenwood YMCA Gators. Personal: Full name is Sarah Ann Schwartz... Daughter of Jack and Debbie Schwartz... Has three sisters: Abby, Susan and Kate... Most admires Coach Justin Clossen, her mom and sisters... Biggest influence is her mom because “she always knows what is best for me”... Most treasured possession is her blanket “because I’ve had it since I was a baby and it goes everywhere with me”... Enjoys reading and playing the flute... Moment in history she would want to see is one of the first Olympic Games... Talent would most like to have is to be able to sing... Chose Georgia Southern because of the beautiful campus and the people are so welcoming... Career objective is to become a nurse anesthetist... Favorites: songs - 1901, Forever, Yeah; meal Thanksgiving; movies - Harry Potter series; athlete - Ryan Lochte.

Freshman (2011-12): Posted scores of 193.75 (1-Meter) and 194.40 (3-Meter) on the boards for the Eagles at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Received team’s “Most Improved” award. Prep: Attended Dacula High School... Earned three varsity letters... Junior and senior team captain... Holds school record for 6-Meter and 11-Meter Dive... Earned Coach’s Award for 2008-2009 season and Most Improved honors for 2009-2010... Scholar Athlete 2010-2011... Dove for Georgia Diving Club. Personal: Full name is Brittany Michelle Swanson... Daughter of Greg and Brandy Swanson... Has a brother Andrew... Most admires her parents, family and friends... Biggest influence is her parents who “taught me how to grow up and take care of myself”... Most treasured possession is her cell phone... Enjoys hanging out with friends... Sport event she would most like to attend is any Olympic gymnastics meet... Talent would most like to have is to be able to sing... Chose Georgia Southern because the swim team made her feel like part of a family... Career objective is to be a coach... Favorites: songs - WOP, Don’t Stop Believing, My Kinda Crazy; food - southern home cooked meal; movie - Top Gun; athlete - Chris Colwill. Major: Business.

Major: Nursing.

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DEVAN WHITE

AMANDA TALLMAN 5-8 // Sophomore Marrietta, Ga. (Pope) Breaststroke, Individual Medley

Freshman (2011-12): Posted lifetime best times in the 100 Back and 200 IM at the 2012 CCSA Championships… Named to President’s List and CCSA All-Academic for Fall 2011 semester as well as Dean’s List for Spring 2012 semester. Prep: Attended Pope High School... Earned four varsity letters... Senior captain... Earned All-County honors, MVP and Bronze Performance Awards...Honor Roll... Swam for the Stingrays Swim Club. Personal: Full name is Amanda Marie Tallman... Daughter of Leslie Tallman... Has an older brother, Matthew, and older sisters, Melissa and Natalie... Most admires her brother... Biggest inspiration is her father “who taught me to live vicariously”... Most treasured possessions are two necklaces “because they remind me of my dad”... Enjoys reading and wakeboarding... Music concert would most want to attend is Woodstock... Talent would most like to have is the ability to fly... Chose Georgia Southern because of the beautiful campus and team dynamics... Career objective is to become an advertising manager... Favorites: songs - The Story of Us, This, Crazy in Love; food - sushi; movie - 10 Things I Hate About You; athlete - Brian McCann. Major: Business.

5-7 // Junior Kennesaw, Ga. (Harrison) Freestyle, Butterfly

Sophomore (2011-12): Swam on school record-breaking 400 Free Relay that placed 3rd at 2012 CCSA Championships… Also placed 15th in 200 Free. Freshman (2010-11): Swam four lifetime best times at the 2011 CCSA Championships: 24.23 in the 50 Free, 52.60 in the 100 Free, 1:54.04 in the 200 Free and 59.07 in the 100 Fly… Placed 10th in 200 Free and 13th in 50 Free… Received “Most Improved” award for 2010-2011 season. Prep: Lettered four years at Harrison High School... Was an All-American qualifier in the 200 and 400 free relay... Holds four school records in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay... Was a member of the Hoya State Team all four years... Member of the Senior Sectionals Team in 2010... Recipient of the All-Around Best Performance Award at both county and state her senior year... Honored with the Award of Excellence her freshman year... Swam for the Stingrays Swim Club. Personal: Full name is Devan Rochelle White... Born on Sept. 15, 1991, in Mesa, Ariz... Daughter of Greg and Vicki White... Has two younger sisters named Delaney and Ashlan... Most admires her parents... Would like to attend a Lady Gaga concert... Most treasured possession is her stuffed bear named Huggy... Favorite movies are “Step Up 2” and “Step Up 3”... Her favorite tradition at Georgia Southern is Sweetheart Circle... Her parents have been the biggest influence, “They taught me a lot and have helped me through everything.” Major: Psychology.

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NE WCOMERS

REBECCA ALVES

TAYLOR KELSCH

5-6 // Freshman Bettendorf, Iowa (Bettendorf) Backstroke, Butterfly

Prep: Earned four letters for coach Mike Ahrens at Bettendorf High School… Swam club for Lane Four Aquatics and coach Demian Werner… 2011-12 District Swimmer of the Year; also named Mississippi Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year and first-team All-Metro… Four-time high school state qualifier and placer from 2008-11. Personal: Born May 17, 1994, in Miami, Fla…. Full name is Rebecca May Alves… The daughter of Ilidio and Valerie Alves… Has an older brother, Jonathan, and a younger sister, Elizabeth… Jonathan swims at Pacific… Plays the piano… Will be getting her swimming coaching license this year… Chose Georgia Southern because it was the best fit both academically and athletically; likes having over 100 majors to choose from… Loves any food with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate… Loves to bake… Admires people who are honest, good-hearted and hardworking.

5-9 // Freshman Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) Backstroke, Butterfly

Prep: Earned four varsity letters for coach Chris Plumb at Carmel High School… Swam club for Carmel Swim Club under Plumb… Team captain as a senior… State champion in the 800 Free Relay and sectional champion in the 200 Free Relay. Personal: Born Jan. 21, 1994, in Chicago, Ill…. Full name is Taylor Christine Kelsch… The daughter of Matthew and Jeanne Kelsch… Has an older sister, Paige, and a younger brother, Erik… Aunt, Annie Chamness, swam four years at Indiana University… Favorite foods are filet mignon with asparagus and a warm cookie topped with ice cream… Talent she’d most like to have is to be able to dance like Beyonce… Would love to attend the Olympics. Major: Pre-law/business.

Major: Undeclared.

CHRISTINA MORAN

LAUREN CAMPBELL 5-3 // Freshman Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach) Freestyle, Butterfly

Prep: Swam for coach Corey Chulhoff at Myrtle Beach High School… Swam club for coach Jim Smith on the Myrtle Beach Riptides… Myrtle Beach High School MVP… SCHSL Class AAA state champion in the 100 fly and 500 free… AMS Zone Team, SC Zone Team, NCSA Junior National Qualifier, SC Select Camp, Zone Select Camp, Scholastic All-American, Jennifer Smith (“Athletes Athlete” Award), four-time Sun News Toast of the Coast Award Winner… BETA Club, National Honors Society, Junior Marshall, Outstanding Senior-Athletics, Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, Athletic Honor Roll, Scholastic All-American. Personal: Born Dec. 29, 1993, in Pittsburgh, Pa…. Full name is Lauren Cecile Campbell… The daughter of Timothy and Elaine Campbell… Has a younger sister, Julie… Most treasured possession is her cell phone… Favorite Georgia Southern tradition are the football games… Would love to attend the Grammy Awards Show.

5-11 // Freshman Hons Creek, Ga. (Northview) Freestyle, Backstroke

Prep: MVP all four years for coach Colin Maloney at Northview High School… Swam club for the Dynamo Swim Club and coach Rich Murphy… Holds Northview records in the 100 Back and 50 Free… NCSA Junior Nationals qualifier. Personal: Born Nov. 1, 1993, in Lawrenceville, Ga…. Full name is Christina Lee Moran… The daughter of Mitch and Carmen Moran… Has two sisters, Liana, who is a junior at Georgia Southern, and Isabel… Talent she would most like to have is the ability to resist eating dessert… Most treasured possession is her iPhone… Chose Georgia Southern because she felt home and it is a good fit for academics and athletics… Has four dogs. Major: Undeclared.

Major: Undeclared.

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NE WCOMERS

KYLEE PARSONS

EMMA WEISEL

5-8 // Freshman Akron, Pa. (Ephrata) Freestyle

Prep: Swam for coach Barry Erb at Ephrata High School… Swam club for the Diplomat Swim Club and coach Jim Yeingst… Junior national qualifier, sectional qualifier, Academic All-American, All-American consideration, all-state, all-state honorable mention… Owns 100 free, 200 free and 500 free high school team/pool records and 200 free club team record. Personal: Born April 28, 1994, in Ephrata, Pa…. Full name is Kylee Paige Parsons… The daughter of Todd and Heidi Parsons… Has two younger siblings, Kierra and Kauri… Favorite food is Buffalo Chicken… Would love to see Luke Bryan in concert… Favorite GSU tradition is the “Whose House, Our House” chant at football games… Chose Georgia Southern because of the beautiful campus and because she felt at home when spending time with her teammates.

5-3 // Freshman Lawrenceville, Ga. (Brookwood) Diving

Prep: Dove for coach Greg Puckett at Brookwood High School… Competed in club for the Atlanta Diving Association and coach John Ames… AllAmerican as a senior… Holds the Brookwood 11 1-meter dives record with a score of 436.35. Personal: Born May 3, 1994, in Akron, Ohio… Full name is Emma Christine Weisel… The daughter of James and Christine Weisel… Christine was a cheerleader at Marquette… Has one sibling, Alex… Loves arts and crafts and photography… Favorite meal is breakfast… Most treasured possession is her dog… Favorite Georgia Southern tradition is “One more time”… Competed in gymnastics for nine years and has been diving for two. Major: Undeclared.

Major: Chemistry with international studies minor.

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RESULTS & HISTORY

AGAINST OTHER SCHOOLS (SINCE 1985-86) Opponent Agnes Scott Alabama Alabama A&M American Appalachian State Arkansas Armstrong Atlantic State Auburn Augusta State Brenau Campbell College of Charleston Clemson Darton Davidson Delaware Duke East Carolina Emory Florida A&M Florida Atlantic Florida Gulf Coast Florida International Florida State Furman Gardner-Webb Georgetown Georgia Georgia State Georgia Tech Howard James Madison

W L T Last Meeting 1 0 0 2003-04 0 2 0 2009-10 1 0 0 1988-89 0 1 0 2001-02 1 1 0 1981-82 0 2 0 2000-01 7 0 0 1988-89 0 1 0 1976-77 8 0 0 1991-92 2 5 0 2006-07 13 1 0 2011-12 24 15 0 2011-12 0 4 0 2011-12 1 0 0 2011-12 7 11 0 2011-12 0 1 0 2002-03 0 1 0 1996-97 2 11 0 2011-12 10 5 0 2006-07 17 0 0 2007-08 1 3 0 2009-10 1 5 0 2011-12 1 0 0 2004-05 1 6 0 1996-97 0 5 0 1989-90 4 10 0 2011-12 2 0 0 2004-05 0 4 0 1997-98 4 1 0 1990-91 0 3 0 2009-10 7 0 0 2011-12 0 1 0 2000-01

Liberty 2 1 Limestone 1 0 Louisiana Monroe 2 0 Louisiana State 0 1 Louisville 0 2 Marshall 1 0 Mercer 1 0 Miami (FL) 0 1 New Orleans 3 0 North Carolina A&T 13 0 North Carolina State 0 1 North Florida 7 7 UNC Charlotte 2 3 UNC Wilmington 0 3 Old Dominion 1 1 Pfeiffer 3 0 Radford 12 0 Richmond 0 5 Savannah College of Art & Design 6 0 University of the South 2 0 South Carolina 0 7 South Florida 0 9 Tampa 7 1 Tulane 0 1 Vanderbilt 1 0 Virginia Tech 0 2 Washington State 0 1 Western Carolina 0 1 Western Kentucky 0 2 William & Mary 0 2 Wingate 4 0 Xavier 4 0 Overall 187 150

GSU YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS (SINCE 1985-86) Year Coach 2011-12 Nathan Kellogg 2010-11 Nathan Kellogg 2009-10 Nathan Kellogg 2008-09 Nathan Kellogg 2007-08 Nathan Kellogg 2006-07 Nathan Kellogg 2005-06 Nathan Kellogg 2004-05 Nathan Kellogg 2003-04 Niki Jones 2002-03 Niki Jones 2001-02 Tracy Ljone 2000-01 Tracy Ljone 1999-00 Tracy Ljone 1998-99 Anne Marie Wozniak 1997-98 Anne Marie Wozniak 1996-97 Anne Marie Wozniak 1995-96 Scott Farmer 1994-95 Scott Farmer 1993-94 Scott Farmer 1992-93 Scott Farmer 1991-92 Scott Farmer 1990-91 Scott Farmer 1989-90 Scott Farmer 1988-89 Scott Farmer 1987-88 Scott Farmer 1986-87 Bud Floyd 1985-86 Doug Steiner

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W-L Postseason 10-5 3rd at CCSA 13-4 4th at CCSA 7-7 5th at CCSA 6-8 3rd at CCSA 12-1 4th at CCSA 6-5 2nd at NEC 8-3 4th at NEC 6-4 5th at NEC 6-4 3rd at NEC 6-4 3rd at SSC 1-8 5th at SSC 7-5 2nd at SSC 5-10 5th at SSC 4-9 4th at SSC 4-8 5th at SSC 2-7 3rd at SSC 6-5 1st at SSC 6-5 1st at SSC 5-4 1st at SSC 8-2 1st at SSC 8-2 1st at SSC 10-0 1st at SSC 6-2 1st at SFC 10-3 1st at SFC 8-2 4-2 3-3

0 2011-12 0 2010-11 0 1999-00 0 1998-99 0 1999-00 0 2003-04 0 1995-96 0 2008-09 0 2008-09 0 2011-12 0 1999-00 0 2011-12 0 1990-91 0 1997-98 0 1997-98 0 1988-89 0 2011-12 0 2010-11 0 2011-12 0 1991-92 0 1998-99 0 1986-87 0 1994-95 0 2003-04 0 2007-08 0 1999-00 0 1998-99 0 1998-99 0 2008-09 0 2001-02 0 2006-07 0 1997-98 0 1976-12

ALL-TIME COACHING HISTORY (SINCE 1985-86)

Coach Nathan Kellogg Scott Farmer Niki Jones Tracy Ljone Anne Marie Wozniak Bud Floyd Doug Steiner

By Winning Percentage

Coach Scott Farmer Bud Floyd Nathan Kellogg Niki Jones Doug Steiner Tracy Ljone Anne Marie Wozniak

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By Wins

Years W L Pct. 8 68 37 .647 9 67 25 .722 2 13 8 .619 3 13 23 .361 3 10 24 .294 1 4 2 .666 1 3 3 .500

Years W L Pct. 9 67 25 .722 1 4 2 .666 8 68 37 .647 2 13 8 .619 1 3 3 .500 3 13 23 .361 3 10 24 .294


RECORDS

GEORGIA SOUTHERN SCHOOL RECORDS 50y Freestyle Courtney Martz................................22.98................2010 100y Freestyle Elaina Lanson....................................50.38................2012 200y Freestyle Caroline Bevillard............................1:52.02............2009 500y Freestyle Amber Juncker.................................4:57.29............2012 1000y Freestyle Ali Campbell......................................10:20.93..........2009 1650y Freestyle Amber Juncker.................................17:05.41..........2012 100y Butterfly Kristen Haudenschild....................56.94................2009 200y Butterfly Lauren Parr........................................2:04.67............2010 100y Backstroke Lindsay Goodman...........................56.05................2011

200y Medley Relay Lindsay Goodman...........................1:45.00............2009 Ashley White Kristen Haudenschild Courtney Martz 400y Medley Relay Sarah Schwartz................................3:47.04............2012 Kristen Bates Megan Heller Elaina Lanson 200y Freestyle Relay Courtney Martz................................1:34.78............2009 Ali Campbell Caroline Bevillard Katelyn Woolfolk

Ali Campbell holds one school record and is a member of two record-setting relay teams.

400y Freestyle Relay Kristen Bates.....................................3:27.57............2012 Devan White Katie Crider Elaine Lanson

200y Backstroke Lindsay Goodman...........................2:00.36............2011

800y Freestyle Relay Caroline Bevillard............................7:36.51............2009 Lauren Parr Jordyn Pasley Ali Campbell

100y Breaststroke Kristen Bates.....................................1:02.30............2012

1 Meter Diving (six dives) Sara Meisenhelder..........................263.25.............2012

200y Breaststroke Courtney Harrison..........................2:18.17............2012

1 Meter Diving (11 dives) Leslie Williams..................................375.25.............2003

200y Individual Medley Lauren Parr........................................2:05.34............2010

3 Meter Diving (six dives) Sara Meisenhelder..........................290.05.............2012

400y Individual Medley Lauren Parr........................................4:23.00............2010

3 Meter Diving (11 dives) Leslie Williams..................................465.45.............2005

Courtney Martz rewrote the 50 and 100 Free records at the 2009 CCSA Championships.

The 2011-2012 Eagles Broke nine schools records. Sara Meisenhelder broke two diving records including a 15-year old 1-Meter Dive record by Mindy Hall.

Lauren Parr set school records in 2010 in the 200 and 400 Individual Medley as well as the 200 Butterlfy.

Current Eagle Diver Sara Meisenhelder broke two GSU diving records in 2012. Lindsay Goodman set records in 2011 in the 100 and and 200 Backstroke.

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2 0 12 TOP P ERFORMA NCES

50 FREE 1. Elaina Lanson 2. Kristen Bates 3. Katie Crider 4. Devan White 5. Megan Heller

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2011-2012 TOP 5 PERFORMANCES 23.05 24.18 24.64 24.65 24.78

2/16 2/16 2/16 2/16 2/16

200 BACK 1. Sarah Schwartz 2. Meg Beasley 3. Catie Schmitz 4. JoAnn Filipov 5. Alex Mitchell

2:02.99 2:06.86 2:07.96 2:09.74 2:10.33

2/18 2/18 2/18 11/19 2/18

100 FREE 1. Elaina Lanson 2. Kristen Bates 3. Devan White 4. Katie Crider 5. Emily Fell

50.38! 52.24* 53.10 53.85 53.98

2/18 2/18 2/18 2/18 2/18

200 IM 1. Megan Ostrom 2. Amber Juncker 3. Courtney Harrison 4. Allyn Case 5. Catie Schmitz

2:10.89 2:11.21 2:11.51 2:12.32 2:12.36

2/16 10/28 10/28 2/16 2/16

200 FREE 1. Devan White 2. Elaina Lanson 3. Linday Mullican 4. Hanah Rogers 5. Amber Juncker

1:54.33 1:54.80 1:55.23* 1:58.28 1:58.40

2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17 11/18

400 IM 1. Amber Juncker 2. Courtney Harrison 3. Lindsay Mullican 4. Rikki Babuka 5. Katlyn Jones

4:27.08 4:27.13 4:30.28 4:30.85 4:39.06

2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17

500 FREE 1. Amber Juncker 2. Pirie Humphries 3. Lindsay Mullican 4. Rikki Babuka 5. Courtney Harrison

4:57.29! 5:11.73 5:14.42s 5:16.69 5:21.62

2/16 2/16 2/18 1/8 1/14

1-METER DIVING 1. Sara Meisenhelder 2. Alden Lynch 3. Amanda Macchio 4. Brittany Swanson

263.25! 223.50 217.10 193.80

1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21

1000 FREE 1. Amber Juncker 2. Lindsay Mullican 3. Katlyn Jones 4. Pirie Humphries

10:22.11s 2/18 10:30.66s 2/18 10:55.20s 2/18 11:02.30s 2/18

3-METER DIVING 1. Sara Meisenhelder 2. Amanda Macchio 3. Alden Lynch 4. Brittany Swanson

290.05! 224.55 222.97 194.40

2/18 1/21 1/21 1/21

1650 FREE 1. Amber Juncker 2. Lindsay Mullican 3. Katlyn Jones 4. Pirie Humphries

17:05.41! 17:14.48 18:04.79 18:15.84

2/18 2/18 2/18 2/18

1:45.37

2/17

1:48.53

11/18

1:50.24

1/28

100 FLY 1. Sarah Schwartz 2. Abbie Lavallin 3. Megan Heller 4. Hannah Rogers 5. Rachael Stockwell

57.06 57.55 59.89 1:00.08 1:00.33

2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17

200 FLY 1. Lindsay Mullican 2. Abbie Lavallin 3. Katlyn Jones 4. Megan Ostrom 5. Amber Juncker

2:04.95 2:07.91 2:08.30 2:11.08 2:12.34

2/18 2/18 2/18 11/19 1/28

100 BREAST 1. Kristen Bates 2. Abbie Lavallin 3. Courtney Harrison 4. Megan Ostrom 5. Allyn Case

1:02.30! 1:03.14! 1:04.63 1:04.98 1:07.22

2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17

200 BREAST 1. Courtney Harrison 2. Kristen Bates 3. Megan Ostrom 4. Rikki Babuka 5. Allyn Case

2:18.17! 2:18.39! 2:26.11 2:26.91 2:29.59

2/18 2/18 1/14 2/18 2/18

100 BACK 1. Sarah Schwartz 2. Meg Beasley 3. JoAnn Filipov 4. Alex Mitchell 5. Catie Schmitz

57.34 * 58.09 58.98 59.58 59.70

2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17 2/17

200 MEDLEY RELAY 1. J. Filipov, K. Bates M. Heller, E. Lanson 2. J. Filipov, K. Bates S. Schwartz, E. Lanson 3. J. Filipov, K. Bates M. Heller, E. Lanson 400 MEDLEY RELAY 1. S. Schwartz, K. Bates M. Heller, E. Lanson 2. S. Schwartz, K. Bates A. Lavallin, E. Lanson 3. J. Filipov, K. Bates S. Schwartz, E. Lanson 200 FREE RELAY 1. E. Lanson, K. Crider K. Bates, D. White 2. E. Lanson, K. Bates K. Crider, D. White 3. E. Lanson, K. Bates E. Fell, D. White 400 FREE RELAY 1. K. Bates, D. White K. Crider, E. Lanson 2. K. Bates, D. White K. Crider, E. Lanson 3. K. Crider, D. White K. Bates, E. Lanson 800 FREE RELAY 1. L. Mullican, D. White A. Juncker, P. Humphries 2. R. Babuka, A. Juncker P. Humphries, D. White 3. L. Mullican, E. Fell K. Crider, A. Case

Sara Meisenhelder

Kristen Bates

3:47.04! 2/16 3:59.62

11/17

4:01.85

1/8

1:35.42

2/16

1:38.71

10/28

1:38.82

11/17

Courtney Harrison

3:27.57! 2/18 3:34.50

11/19

3:38.03

1/8

7:41.61

2/17

8:01.68

11/18

8:15.19

11/18

! University Record // s Split // * Lead-off

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Amber Juncker

2012-2013 Georgia Southern Swimming & Diving Media Guide  

2012-2013 Georgia Southern Swimming & Diving Media Guide

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