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General Information Table of Contents........................................................................1 Quick Facts.................................................................................1 Program History..........................................................................1 Athletics Media Relations...........................................................2 Media Information.......................................................................2 2008-2009 Schedule..................................................................2 Aquatics Center at the RAC.......................................................3 2008-2009 Roster.......................................................................4

Georgia Southern University University Pages..................................................................... 5-8 Iron Works..................................................................................9 Sports Medicine........................................................................10 Administration...........................................................................11

Quick Facts

Location...................................................... Statesboro, Ga. Founded....................................................................... 1906 Enrollment................................................................. 17,764 Nickname.................................................................. Eagles Colors..........................................................Blue and White Home Facility........................... Recreation Activities Center Overall Facility Record (RAC)......................................... 9-0 Affiliation.....................................................NCAA Division I Conference........ Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association President.................................................... Dr. Bruce Grube Athletics Director................................................ Sam Baker Senior Woman Administrator.......................... Cathy Beene Faculty Athletics Representative.......... Dr. Chris Geyerman Website......................... www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com

Previewing 2008-2009 2008-2009 Season Outlook......................................................12 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association................................13

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Program History

First Year of Women’s Swimming........................... 1975-76 All-Time Dual-Meet Record.................... 150-127 (1976-08) Conference CCSA Member............................2007-Present Overall CCSA Record..................................................... 9-1 Top CCSA Championship Finish..........................4th (2008) Total CCSA Medals.......................................................... 17 U.S. Open Qualifiers...............................................1 (2006) Spring National Qualifiers.......................................1 (2006) 2008 Overall Record..................................................... 12-1 2008 CCSA Record........................................................ 9-1 2008 CCSA Finish.......................................................... 4th Letterwinners Returning/Lost........................................ 15/9 Newcomers........................................................................ 6

The Staff Head Coach Nathan Kellogg....................................................14 Diving Coach Emilie Kluth........................................................15 Assistant Coach Whitney Hooley.............................................15 Head Coaches & Support Staff.................................................16 Meet The Eagles Returns............................................................................... 17-23 Newcomers......................................................................... 24-25 The Program All-Time Opponents..................................................................26 All-Time Coaches.....................................................................26 Year-By-Year Results................................................................26 Georgia Southern Records.......................................................27 In the Classroom & the Community..........................................28

Coaching Staff

Credits & Acknowledgements: The 2008-2009 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 Barrett Gilham. Assistance was provided by the Georgia Southern Athletic Media Relations staff. Photography: Frank Fortune and Suzanne Oliver, GSU Photo Services; Action photos courtesy of Amy Marquez, Campus Recreation & Intramurals (CRI).

Media Relations

Media Relations Director............................ Patrick Osterman Swimming & Diving Contact.............................. Barrett Gilham Gilham’s Phone...........................................(912) 478-5448 Email............................bg00251-gw@georgiasouthern.edu AMR Assistant Director.......................................... Liz Ryan AMR Fax......................................................(912) 478-0046 Mailing Address..............................................PO Box 8085 . ........................................................Statesboro, GA 30460 Overnight Address.................................Hanner Fieldhouse . .........................................................................Suite1307E . ........................................................Statesboro, GA 30460

Outside Cover Artwork and Design: Barrett Gilham Inside Back Cover: Barrett Gilham Printing: Services were provided by Tennant Printing in DeLand Fla. Special Thanks: Head Coach Nathan Kellogg and his staff.

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Head Swimming Coach...............................Nathan Kellogg Alma Mater (Year)............................. George Mason (2004) GSU Record (Years)..............................................38-17 (5) Email............................. natekellogg@georgiasouthern.edu Office Phone................................................(912) 478-1474 Head Diving Coach........................................... Emilie Kluth Alma Mater (Year)............................... South Dakota (2008) Email..........................emilie_j_kluth@georgiasouthern.edu Office Phone................................................(912) 478-1474 Assistant Coach.......................................... Whitney Hooley Alma Mater (Year)............................. Gardner-Webb (2008) Email..................whitney_m_hooley@georgiasouthern.edu Office Phone................................................(912) 478-1474


Media Information

2008-2009 Swimming & Diving Schedule

Primary Media Outlets Newspapers Savannah Morning News Statesboro Herald The George-Anne

Phone (912) 234-9514 (912) 489-9408 (912) 478-5246

Contact Don Heath Natalie Sayewich Courtney Baker

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

Phone (912) 489-4943 (912) 234-1111 (912) 651-0309 (912) 921-2222

Contact Josh Aubrey Melissa Maikos Ken Slats Frank Sulkowski

Radio WVGS (91.9 FM)

Phone (912) 478-0877

Contact

Date 10/11 10/11 10/18 10/18 11/14 11/15 11/15 11/15 11/15 11/21-23 1/10 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/19-21

Opponent Location Campbell* Buies Creek, N.C. Radford* Buies Creek, N.C. SCAD Savannah, Ga. Coll. of Charleston* Savannah, Ga. Gardner-Webb* Boiling Springs, N.C. Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. New Orleans Atlanta, Ga. Miami (FL) Atlanta, Ga. Western Kentucky Atlanta, Ga. Davidson Invitational Davidson, N.C. Florida Gulf Coast* Fort Myers, Fla. Radford* Fort Myers, Fla. Davidson* STATESBORO North Florida* Jacksonville, Fla. Campbell* STATESBORO CCSA Championships Athens, Ga.

Time 4 pm 4 pm 1 pm 1 pm 6 pm 12 pm 12 pm 12 pm 12 pm All Day 10 am 10 am 12 pm 2 pm 12 pm All Day

To All Media Covering GSU Swimming & Diving:

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.

Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations Staff

Patrick Osterman Asst. AD/ Media Relations

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) 4785448. 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.

Liz Ryan AMR Assistant Director

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Player Interviews:

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. Coach can be reached at (912) 478-1474. It is NOT NECESSARY to contact the AMR office if you desire an interview with Coach Kellogg. On meet days, all interviews with either coach will be held after the meet is concluded.

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Aquatics Center at the Recreation Activities 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 12089. The Eagles improved to 9-0 all-time at the RAC during the 2007-08 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 10 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 eight-lane 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.

Aquatics Center

Location: Akins Boulevard, off of the 301 Bypass Size: 25y x 25m (75ft x 82ft); 1,650 square feet Water Capacity: 384,759 gallons Maximum Depth: 13 feet 6 inches Lanes: Ten total, Eight competitive Scoreboard: Eight lane Daktronics

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Diving Boards: Two: 1 meter & 3 meter


2008-09 Roster

2008-2009 Swimming & Diving Roster Name

Caroline Bevillard Kristin Butts Ali Campbell Kristin Celii Katie Creighton Katie Crider Meredith Fehr Lindsay Goodman Kristen Haudenschild Nikki Hutchison Courtney Martz Courtney McCarthy Alex Mitchell Lauren Parr Jordyn Pasley Rachel Sale Laurie Stephens Rachael Stockwell Ashley White Katelyn Woolfolk

Events

Backstroke/Freestyle Breaststroke Freestyle Breaststroke Diving Freestyle Butterfly/Freestyle Backstroke/IM Breaststroke/Butterfly Diving Backstroke/Freestyle IM Butterfly Butterfly/IM Freestyle Butterfly Freestyle Backstroke/Butterfly Breaststroke/IM Freestyle

State or Country

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

Hometown (Previous School)

Bishop (Oconee County) Woodstock (Kell) Ft. McMurray, Alberta (Father Patrick Mercredi) Cary, N.C. (Apex High) Snellville (Brookwood) Bloomington, Ind. (Bloomington South) Matthews, N.C. (David W. Butler) Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden) Woodbridge, Va. (Osbourn Park) Kennesaw (Kennesaw Mountain) Woodbine (Camden County) Savannah (St. Vincent’s Academy) Maitland, Fla. (Trinity Preparatory School) Canton, Ohio (Akron) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Atlantic Beach, Fla. (D.V. Fletcher) Atlanta (Brenau) Jacksonville, Fla. (Bartram Trail) Charlotte, N.C. (South Mecklenburg) Satellite Beach, Fla. (Satellite)

Class

Senior (5): Kristin Butts, Katie Creighton, Nikki Hutchison, Courtney McCarthy, Katelyn Woolfolk Junior (4): Courtney Martz, Lauren Parr, Jordyn Pasley, Rachel Sale, Ashley White Sophomore (6): Caroline Bevillard, Ali Campbell, Meredith Fehr, Lindsay Goodman, Kristen Haudenschild, Laurie Stephens Freshman (4): Kristin Celii, Katie Crider, Alex Mitchell, Rachael Stockwell

2008-09 Swimming & Diving

Canada (1): Ali Campbell Florida (4): Alex Mitchell, Rachel Sale, Rachael Stockwell, Katelyn Woolfolk Georgia (7): Caroline Bevillard, Kristin Butts, Katie Creighton, Nikki Hutchison, Courtney Martz, Courtney McCarthy, Laurie Stephens Indiana (1): Katie Crider North Carolina (3): Kristin Celii, Meredith Fehr, Ashley White Tennessee (2): Lindsay Goodman, Jordyn Pasley Ohio (1): Lauren Parr Virginia (1): Kristen Haudenschild

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Event

Free (9): Caroline Bevillard, Ali Campbell, Kristin Celii, Katie Crider, Meredith Fehr, Courtney Martz, Jordyn Pasley, Laurie Stephens, Katelyn Woolfolk Breast (6): Kristin Butts, Kristin Celii, Katie Crider, Kristen Haudenschild, Rachael Stockwell, Ashley White IM (5): Lindsay Goodman, Courtney McCarthy, Lauren Parr, Rachael Stockwell, Ashley White Fly (4): Meredith Fehr, Kristen Haudenschild, Rachel Sale, Rachael Stockwell Back (4): Caroline Bevillard, Lindsay Goodman, Courtney Martz, Alex Mitchell Dive (2): Katie Creighton, Nikki Hutchison


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The exciting opportunities of a large University. The personal feel of a smaller college. This is how Georgia Southern University is differentiating itself from other major universities across the country and around the world. From your first day on campus to a return trip with your family to an Eagle football game as an alumnus, Georgia Southern is a special place. Classified a doctoral research institution, Georgia Southern University is the largest and most comprehensive research institution in its region. A residential campus of nearly 17,000 students, Georgia Southern has one of the most diverse campuses in the country, enrolling students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 86 countries. This spectrum of backgrounds, interests and talents contribute to making the University the perfect place for academic, cultural and social pursuits. Georgia Southern University is recognized for offering an outstanding undergraduate and graduate education for its students, featuring a curriculum and applied research centered on student success. Our focus is on our students and what they value: a well-rounded collegiate atmosphere; a faculty whose first priority is teaching; and a safe, attractive campus environment that encourages knowledge, critical thinking, discovery and personal growth. Georgia Southern University offers more than 120 degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Information Technology, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the institution and its programs have earned special accreditation from professional and academic associations that set standards in their fields. The University is continuing to expand its graduate offerings to include additional master’s and doctoral programs delivered on campus, online or through a combination of the two. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being one of the most beautiful campuses in the state. Comprising more than 690 acres, the classic college campus features gently rolling lawns, scenic lakes and soaring pines. The historic core of campus is the quintessential college portrait – Georgian-style red brick buildings with white columns around a sweeping, treelined circular drive. In fact, in the past year, the campus has become a popular location for movie projects. The past 10 years have represented one of the most active periods of construction on campus. The University has nearly doubled the size of the Zach S. Henderson Library and recently opened the Center for Art & Theatre featuring art galleries and a black box theatre where students and professional artists practice their crafts. One of the most visible additions to campus that began in June 2008 is the addition of a new state-of-the-art housing facility

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who have benefited from the Georgia Southern advantage. To help them stay in touch with fellow alums, graduates may become members of the Georgia Southern Alumni Association. The Association offers an array of services to maintain that Georgia Southern connection including the Georgia Southern magazine and the sponsorship of Eagle Club events, affinity groups and meetings throughout the year. Another way to show Eagle pride and strengthen Georgia Southern for the future is through ongoing financial support. The Georgia Southern University Foundation and Southern Boosters help raise funds for academic and athletics programs. These donations, along with money raised by the University’s annual development efforts, provide much-needed funding to enhance the Georgia Southern experience for current and future students. More information about Georgia Southern is available on the Web at www.georgiasouthern.edu.

Zach S. Henderson Library and recently opened the Center for Art & Theatre featuring art galleries and a black box theatre where students and professional artists practice their crafts. One of the most visible additions to campus that began in June 2008 is the addition of a new state-of-the-art housing facility named Centennial Place. Featuring apartment-style living, retail shops and wireless Internet access, this new residence complex will redefine college living and will house nearly 1,000 students when complete in Fall 2009. Georgia Southern conducts applied research and engages in public partnerships that seek solutions to local, state and regional challenges. Research varies from probing the genetic chemistry of disease-spreading parasites and answering today’s most pressing public health questions to developing new methods to improve public school students’ achievement in math and science. Centers for business research and development, rural health, international studies, public affairs, teacher education, rehabilitation technology, water policy and biostatistics involve teams of faculty experts, working in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate students, to tackle community and regional concerns. The University extends educational opportunities to citizens throughout the state via graduate centers located throughout the state of Georgia. As a center of learning and discovery, the University has a unique array of public outreach facilities – Botanical Garden, Center for Wildlife Education and Lamar Q. Ball Jr. Raptor Center, Georgia Southern Museum, Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building and the Performing Arts Center, which features an 825-seat theatre. Georgia Southern is recognized for a nationally competitive athletics program. The University’s 15 Division I teams compete in the Southern Conference. Across-the-board commitment to excellence has resulted in an unprecedented six NCAA FCS (formerly I-AA) football national championships and NCAA tournament participation in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, golf, women’s tennis, softball, track & field and volleyball. Nowhere is the commitment to academics and athletics more visible than in the University’s Rings & Diplomas initiative. Our goal is to not only recruit outstanding athletes, but outstanding students. In short, we want our student-athletes to win championships and earn their degrees. This year’s graduates joined more than 75,000 Eagle alumni

ONLINE

Today, a Georgia Southern University degree is just a click away through Georgia Southern University Online. Now, students from across the country and the world can earn a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree at Georgia Southern without ever stepping foot on campus. While numerous online program are available to students today, Georgia Southern has focused on three key areas: Convenience, quality and flexibility. Not only do you get an outstanding education backed by more than 100 years of experience, but a degree that was designed to fit a busy lifestyle and schedule. Our online students range from fulltime teachers pursuing their graduate degree to business professionals and entrepreneurs wanting to take the next step by earning their MBA. Whether you’re interested in education, business, health science or another area, Georgia Southern University Online is available anywhere you connect to the Internet. For more information, call 1-800-679-6801 or visit us online at: http://online.georgiasouthern.edu.

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your major, honor societies, religious groups, multi-cultural clubs, volunteer groups and sports clubs from rugby to ultimate Frisbee.

Georgia Southern offers more than 120 majors programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies. With more than 3,200 class sessions available each semester, the many choices of a comprehensive doctoral research university are available within a friendly and convenient campus community. From core classes to major capstone projects, our professors have a passion for their subjects and encourage you to explore ideas. More than ever, academic experiences at Georgia Southern now extend beyond campus. Choose from a variety of Study Abroad programs that will open up new worlds both for learning and careers.

Your Campus

Georgia Southern’s 690-acre campus features lawns, lakes, fountains and gardens. Sweetheart Circle, surrounded by classic red brick and white-columned buildings anchors the “historical district” of campus. Now, more than 140 buildings are spread across campus with additional structures joining the map each year. A brick Pedestrium lined with small plazas and gardens leads to every major building on campus, making it easy to get from one class to another. Students, professors and visitors can meet up at Starbucks or join in with a group that is attending a cultural program, on-campus eatery or athletic event.

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Your Future

An education for life and the experience of a lifetime, a Georgia Southern degree prepares you to learn, lead, serve and succeed. Students begin planning their careers as early as their freshman year, using campus resources to investigate options and interests. Georgia Southern graduates join a respected group of professionals. More than 75,000 strong worldwide, our alumni work in a wide variety of fields. From the U.S. Congress to Hollywood, Georgia Southern graduates are not only leaders in their careers, but in their communities.

Your Interests

From theatre and student government to recreational sports and interest organizations, Georgia Southern’s more than 200 student groups and clubs provide plenty of opportunities to get involved. From Atlanta to Hawaii, our students hail from every part of Georgia and nearly all 50 states as interests and experiences are as varied as their hometowns. Georgia Southern’s student organizations feature clubs for students in

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Admission Requirements

Estimated Annual Cost

Freshmen – Due to the University’s growth in academic reputation and size, it is recommended that you apply at the end of your junior year of high school, if possible. Acceptance is based on a high school diploma or the equivalent, satisfactory grade point average and satisfactory SAT or ACT score. If you finished high school in or after spring 1988, you must have completed the following college preparatory curriculum requirements for regular admission to any Georgia public university: English (4 units) Math (4 units), two algebra, one geometry and one additional college prep course Science (3 units), physical science and at least two lab courses in biology, chemistry or physics Social Science (3 units) Foreign Language (2 units) same language

Estimated Annual Cost - Does not include books, supplies and spending money (Georgia resident*) Tuition and Fees..........................................................$3,612 (Technology, Health, Activity, Athletics, RAC) Housing (minimum).....................................................$2,890 Meals (maximum)........................................................$2,448 Parking (maximum)........................................................$124 Residence hall activity fee................................................$36 Total............................................................................. $9,110 *Non-resident pays an additional $7,682 for tuition

Notable Georgia Southern Alumni

Transfer students - You may be admitted if you provide evidence of Tony Arata good standing at previous colleges attended and meet all Georgia South- Grammy Award-nominated songwriter ern admission requirements. After you have been accepted and before Dan Cathy you enroll, we’ll send you an evaluation of your transfer credit. Please call President, Chick-fil-A or e-mail the Office of Admissions to request a transfer package. Michael Curry Head Coach Detroit Pistons; ForFinancial Aid - Georgia Southern is one of the most affordable universi- mer Forward/Guard, NBA Hugh Darley ties in the nation, and offers a variety of financial aid options for students Founder/President, International of all income levels: scholarships (including HOPE for Georgia students Design & Entertainment Association (former Walt Disney execuwith B or better averages), grants, loans and work-study programs. tive) Mike Davis Guaranteed Tuition Program – One of the benefits of attending Geor- Senior Director of Rules and gia Southern is the University System of Georgia’s Guaranteed Tuition Competitions for the United States program. Freshmen students enrolling at Georgia Southern will pay a Golf Association guaranteed tuition rate for four years. This program provides greater pre- Mike Davis dictability in college costs for students and their families while encourag- Sports Publicity Coordinator, Team 8, Fingerprint, Inc. (Dale ing on-time graduation. Earnhardt, Jr.) Mike Donald Member, Professional Golfers’ Association of America Admissions Scott Fletcher P.O. Box 8024 Infielder (former), Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Texas RangStatesboro, GA 30460 ers, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Phone: 912-478-5391 Red Sox, Detroit Tigers E-mail: admissions@georgiasouthern.edu Todd Greene Web site: http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu Catcher (former), Anaheim Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Financial Aid Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants P.O. Box 8065 Joey Hamilton Statesboro, GA 30460 Pitcher (former), San Diego Phone: 912-478-5413 Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, CinE-mail: finaid@georgiasouthern.edu cinnati Reds Don Howard Web site: http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/finaid CEO of Synovus Financial Corp. James W. Kennedy University Honors Program Kennedy Space Center Director (Ret.) P.O. Box 8130 Statesboro, GA 30460 Phone: 912-478-7926 E-mail: uhp@georgiasouthern.edu Web site: http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/honors

Lea Anne McBride Chief Spokesperson for Vice President Dick Cheney Hala Moddelmog CEO of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure Earthwind Moreland Defensive Back (former), New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots Jodie Mudd Member (former), Professional Golfers’ Association of America Marty Pevey Coach, Major League Baseball Adrian Peterson Running Back, Chicago Bears Randy Press Women’s Basketball Communications Director, University of Connecticut Aron Price Member, Professional Golfers’ Association of America Gene Sauers Member, Professional Golfers’ Association of America Fred Stokes Defensive Tackle (former), Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints Kiwaukee Thomas Cornerback (former), Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills Tony Townley Founder, Zaxby’s Restaurant John Tudor Pitcher (former), Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers David Young Defensive Back (former), Jacksonville Jaguars

Student Snapshot Enrollment: 17,764 Undergraduate: 15,490 Graduate: 2,274 Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Composite SAT Score: 1111 Students hail from nearly all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and more than 86 countries.

Housing

P.O. Box 8102 Statesboro, GA 30460 Phone: 912-478-5406 E-mail: housing@georgiasouthern.edu Web site: http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/housing

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Iron Works

Hidden behind the spotlight of Georgia Southern’s athletic success may be the most important component of why there is a beacon to begin with. Away from the playing fields, the cameras, and the excitement exists Iron Works, the heart of GSU’s strength and conditioning for all 15 intercollegiate teams. There, athletes enhance their physical capabilities through the training leadership of certified coaches, and the end results are usually displayed in the win column. Built in 1989, the recent Iron Works renovation included the addition of offices and the total rehab of the entrance and interior. Nearly $50,000 worth of new weight equipment including multisquat racks, two Olympic platforms complete with bumpers plates and bars, free weights, hammer machines and body weight scale were added. The biggest addition is a Mondo surface track 9x60 feet running down the middle of Iron Works for warm-up and agility work. Already at 5,400 square feet, the addition of nearly 1,000 square feet - including storage areas and modernized reception area - makes Iron Works a premier workout facility. Georgia Southern head strength and conditioning coach Tom Melton re-joined the GSU staff with the dual title of assistant athletics director/athletic performance in the spring of 2004. Assistant strength and conditioning coach Dave Jenkerson was hired in February 2007 to oversee the strength training for the Eagle football program. Thanks to donations received from former Georgia Southern football athletes, Iron Works is also home to two Vertimax Jump Trainers.

Facts

Dimensions: 6,400 square feet Equipment: free weights, power racks (10), Olympic platforms complete with training bumpers and bars (8) hammer isolation lateral rows (4), back machines (4), reverse hypers (3), glute/ham raises (3), Vertimax jump trainers (2) Miscellaneous: Fully carpeted, dead-lift platforms, 27’x 5’sand pit, 50’x 60’ plyometric and conditioning field.

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The GSU Sports Medicine Center underwent an impressive re-modeling phase in 1998 within its Hanner Fieldhouse location and features state-of-the-art equipment for the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.

The Georgia Southern Sports Medicine Department oversees the medical needs for all 15 Eagle teams. Eleven certified athletic trainers work with athletes to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. In addition to its ideal location, adjacent to the Eagle football locker room, the facility incorporates the latest advances and resources in sports medicine technology, including a complete hydra-therapy area and a large collection of student-athlete treatment stations.

Brandy Petty Director of Sports Medicine

Robbie Jackson Head Football Trainer

Tyler Landgraf Assistant Athletic Trainer

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president

Bruce Grube was appointed as the eleventh president of Georgia Southern University by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in March 1999. He assumed office July 1, 1999. Georgia Southern University is the largest and most comprehensive center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia. A residential campus of nearly 17,000 students, Georgia Southern is located in historic Statesboro, a classic Main Street community. During President Grube’s tenure, Georgia Southern University has experienced the most active period of growth in its more than 100-year history. In fact, the University has undergone its greatest growth in physical facilities and the quality of academic programs. Georgia Southern University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research / Doctoral institution. The University’s hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student success, complemented by masters and doctoral programs. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the doctoral level in eight colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration; Education; Health and Human Sciences; Information Technology; Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies; Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology, and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. The University extends educational opportunities throughout the region at centers in Savannah, Augusta, Brunswick, Dublin, and at numerous remote sites statewide via distance learning. The Georgia Southern Eagles compete nationally in intercollegiate sports on the NCAA Division I level, with winning records that have earned nationally televised season appearances in football, basketball, baseball, and golf. Georgia Southern has won six national championships, more than any other university, in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) (formerly I-AA). Georgia Southern is a member of the Southern Conference. Prior to coming to Georgia Southern University, Bruce Grube served as President of St. Cloud State University (MN) from 1995 to 1999. From 1992 to 1995, he served as Provost at Colorado State University at Pueblo with responsibilities as the chief academic officer and the chief operations officer of the university. From 1987 to 1992, he worked as the Provost and Academic Vice President at California State Polytechnic University. Other administrative assignments over the years have included responsibility for strategic planning, institutional research, enrollment management, information technology, legislative and board relations, legal relations, and minor and major capital projects. He earned his A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Theta, Phi Alpha Theta, and Phi Beta Delta academic honor societies. Grube has served as a faculty member in political science since 1971. He is active in national and international organizations and also serves on several community and state boards. He has served as Chair of the Council of Presidents of the Southern Conference and as Vice Chair of the Council of Presidents of the North Central Conference. He is currently a member of the NCAA Executive Committee and Division I Board of Directors. He also serves as Chair of the NCAA Division I Presidential Advisory Group.

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As he works in his second decade as Georgia Southern Athletics Director, Sam Baker has steered Eagle Athletics from a period of transition and renewal to consistent success, national prominence and unprecedented growth. Under his leadership over the last 12 years, Georgia Southern has soared to national and conference championships, witnessed continued growth in athletic facilities and reaffirmed its commitment to student-athlete welfare and academic performance. Eagle Athletics have enjoyed extraordinary achievement across the board over the course of Baker’s tenure in Statesboro. Georgia Southern football has reasserted its national profile by winning seven Southern Conference titles, making eight NCAA I-FCS playoff appearances in the last 11 years, and capturing the 1999 and 2000 NCAA I-FCS National Championships. In all, the Eagle and Lady Eagle programs have won 26 SoCon championships and made 20 appearances in NCAA Championships under Baker’s leadership. Since 2000, facility improvements have been a main focal point of Baker’s efforts. During the 2007-08 year work phase one of the softball stadium complex was completed and aesthetic changes to the north concourse at Paulson Stadium matched the improvements made the previous season on the south side. Those improvements add to the growing list of enhancements that makes Georgia Southern stand out among its football peers as having the best facilities in the country. The department recently completed construction of the Gene Bishop Field House at Paulson Stadium and the Bennett-Ramsey Golf Center. The Bishop Field House adds to the outstanding football facilities at Georgia Southern. The Bennett-Ramsey Golf Center ranks among the top practice facilities in all of the NCAA Division I. During the 2004-05 academic year, work was completed on: the renovation of J. I. Clements Baseball Stadium, the construction of a Track/Soccer Stadium, significant upgrades in the Iron Works (Georgia Southern’s strength and conditioning center) and Men’s Basketball Locker Rooms (donated by Michael and Katrina Curry). In addition, other team locker rooms, sports medicine treatment center, equipment room, and coaches’ offices in Hanner Fieldhouse have undergone renovation. Baker has also served as the driving force behind the Dan J. Parrish, Sr., Football Building (completed in 2000) and the Troy Cowart Building (home to Southern Boosters and the GSU Ticket Office). Academics are a high priority for Baker and the entire athletics department. Twelve of the 15 programs improved their APR score from 2005-06 to 200607, including men’s tennis which scored a perfect 1,000. The only reason those three programs failed to improve on their numbers is because they scored a perfect 1,000 the previous academic year. During the 2007-08 academic year 141 student-athletes passed 24 credit hours and posted a 3.0 cumulative GPA, earning a spot on the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Additionally, Baker has been active in his service to the Southern Conference and the NCAA. From May 2000 to May 2002, he served as chair of the SoCon Athletics Directors Association. In January 2007, he began a term on the NCAA Division I Football Issues Committee. Baker, a native of Front Royal, Virginia, joined the Georgia Southern management team after five years as Director of the College Football Marketing Corporation, a subsidiary of the College Football Association (CFA). Baker’s responsibilities with the CFA included securing title sponsorship for and administration of its “Promise of Tomorrow” scholarship program. A four-year agreement with Hitachi awarded $1.3 million in scholarships to aid individuals involved in intercollegiate football with the means to pursue careers in the field of education. From 1986-90, he was associate athletic director for financial development at Vanderbilt, where he oversaw the National Commodore Club. In the two years before moving to Nashville, Baker was associate athletic director for external affairs at the University of Oregon, the institution where he served as director of athletic marketing from January 1983 to May 1984. Baker entered the field of intercollegiate athletics at the College of William & Mary, where he spent seven years (1976-82) as director of athletic promotions. Baker holds a 1976 master’s degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University and a 1974 B. A. in Communication Arts from James Madison University. He and his wife of 32 years, Ann, are the parents of three children: Zeb (a doctoral student at Emory), Elizabeth Ann (Foster Care Review Board Coordinator for the Governor’s Office in South Carolina) and Josie (junior at the University of Alabama).

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2008-09 Preview

The swimming and diving program seeks to build on an outstanding first season in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) and at their home venue the Recreation Activity Center (RAC). Last season the Lady Eagles went 12-1 including a 9-0 home record. They also broke five school records during their first season in CCSA competion. The team returns 15 letterwinners from last year’s team including freshman sensation Ali Campbell who broke the school record in the 1650 yard freestyle event.

Parr will be called upon to make an immediate splash after competing for two seasons at the University of Akron. Laurie Stephens is also transferring in after one season at Brenau University. Nathan Kellogg enters his sixth season as head coach and possesses a career 38-17 record. He has the Lady Eagles in a position to build off their fourth place finish at the first-ever CCSA Championship. Joining Kellogg are two first year assistant coaches. Whitney Hooley joins the staff as an assistant swim coach after completing her collegiate career at Gardner-Webb. She was named all-conference all four years at Gardner-Webb, and won individual championships in 2006 and 2008. Emilie Kluth was named Diving Coach after completing collegiate competition at South Dakota. She holds the school record in 3-meter diving.

The Lady Eagles have five players who are returning for their senior season, including: Kristin Butts, Katie Creighton, Kikki Hutchison, Courtney McCarthy and Katelyn Woolfolk.

2008-09 Swimming & Diving

Kluth will have returning senior divers Katie Creighton and Nikki Hutchison to work with.

Woolfolk won one of Georgia Southern’s four individual conference championships last season, was an all-conference selection and helped set a new school record in the 200 yard freestyle relay.

The swimming and diving team will put their perfect RAC record on the line twice in January with dual meets against conference foes Davidson and Campbell.

Head coach Nathan Kellogg and his staff added six new swimmers to this year’s team including two transfers who will provide experience to the team. Lauren

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The Southern Conference along with the Atlantic Sun,

the swimmers and divers in each of our leagues now have a

Big South and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conferences announced

conference home and honors for which to compete.”

July 10, 2007 the formation of a new Division I swimming and

CCSA administrative duties have been divided among the four

diving conference – named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming

Leagues. The league also includes a senior woman administrator

Association (CCSA).

and formed a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. For more information regarding the CCSA and for all the latest information

The CCSA was established through the cooperative efforts of the

go to:

coaches, administrators and commissioners of the four member

http://www.bigsouthsports.com/fls/4800/CCSASwimming/index.htm

Current League Members

conferences and has received approval from the NCAA for membership as a Division I conference.

Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association

“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. The charter members of the CCSA in women’s swimming are Campbell (A-Sun), College of Charleston (SoCon), Davidson

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(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

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Head Coach Nathan Kellogg 2008-09 Swimming & Diving

Kellogg At A Glance Georgia Southern Record........ 38-17 (5 years)

Nathan Kellogg

Overall Record.......................... 38-17 (5 years)

Head Coach George Mason, 2004 6th Year

Winning Percentage................. .690 (5 years) CCSA Record............................ 9-1 (2007-08) Top Championship Finish........ 2nd/NEC (2006-07)

By any measure, Nathan Kellogg has led Georgia Southern’s swimming & diving program to its most prosperous and successful era in a decade – a trend he hopes to continue into 2008-2009 as he enters his sixth season at the helm of the Eagles program. 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. Kellogg has led a resurgence of the Eagles swimming & diving program since taking charge of the program five years ago. In Kellogg’s five seasons at the controls, his teams have a combined overall record of 38-17 to go along with five consecutive winning seasons. Kellogg enters the 2008-2009 season ranked second in school history in total wins, trailing only Scott Farmer (who notched 65 dual-meet victories with the Eagles) on the all-time chart. Kellogg is also ranked second behind Farmer with a .690 winning percentage. Last season under Kellogg, the Eagles registered the most wins in program history with a 12-1 record, which included a 91 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. In addition to all the team accomplished, the Georgia Southern squad racked up numerous individual honors under Kellogg’s leadership. The diving unit earned CCSA Diver of the Week awards on four different occasions. Steffi Sheckler, Cassie Smith, Nikki Hutchison and Katie Creighton all received the award during the season. Courtney Martz was twice named CCSA Swimmer of the Week, while Ali Campbell became the first Eagle swimmer to ever earn the award. Equally as impressive, 10 members of the swimming & diving program received CCSA All-Conference accolades for their accomplishments in the pool. Most important, Kellogg has continued to preach the importance of academics as 16 members of the Eagles program were named to the CCSA All-Academic Team during the 2007-08 season for maintaining a 3.2 GPA or better in the classroom. 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.

Also in 2007, Eagles sophomore divers Nikki Hutchison and Katie Creighton were awarded with NEC Diver of the Week honors on three difference occasions and freshman Mackenzie Garrot was named NEC Outstanding Rookie of the Meet. Garrot took first in both the 100 and 200 breast stroke at the NEC Championships in 2007. Freshman Courtney Martz had an impressive rookie season under Kellogg earning NEC honors in the 50 freestyle, 100 free, 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. In fact, 11 members of the Swimming and Diving program were selected to the All-NEC Team for their accomplishments in the pool. Six members of the Eagles program were named to the NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll in 2007 maintaining a 3.2 GPA or better. Also, 10 Eagles were named to either the President’s or Dean’s List for their accomplishments in the classroom last year under Kellogg’s watchful eye. Since Kellogg has been at the helm of the Eagles program, his swimmers have broken seven school records and four pool records at the Hanner Natatorium. Kellogg enjoyed a lot of success as a collegiate studentathlete at George Mason University. Kellogg lettered four seasons helping guide the Patriots to a second-place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships. Kellogg also twice advanced to the CAA finals in the 100-yard backstroke. Kellogg’s past coaching experiences include seven years with the Stingrays summer program in his hometown of Sandston, Va. He also has spent the past four summers working for the Skip Kenney International Swim Camp at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Ca and the past three summers coaching at the Bauerle Bulldog Swimming and Diving Camp at the University of Georgia. 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. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree from Georgia Southern in Athletic Administration.

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Assistant Swim Coach Gardner-Webb, 2008 1st Year

Diving Coach South Dakota, 2008 1st Year Emilie Kluth joins the Georgia Southern swimming and diving coaching staff after an outstanding collegiate career at the University of South Dakota. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English and was team captain of the swimming and diving team. Kluth is also the school record holder in the 3-meter dive, with a score of 295.50. She was named an All-America twice and an honorable mention once. Finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championship in the 3-meter and 1-meter diving. She also finished in the top ten in two events at the NCC Championships. She was named NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and Most Improved by her fellow teammates as a senior at the University of South Dakota. As a Junior at South Dakota, Kluth was named to the Academic Honorable Mention All-American Team. She also qualified for the NCAA Championships at the UNO-USD-Truman Triangular scoring 365.40 on the 1-meter dive and 361.60 on the 3 meter dive. She placed in the ‘top 16’ on both boards at the NCC Championship meet and received the USD Swimming Coaches award.

Assistant Coaches

Whitney Hooley

Emilie Kluth

Whitney Hooley joins the Georgia Southern Swimming and Diving coaching staff after finishing up her colligate swimming career at Gardner-Webb. She will assist head coach Nathan Kellogg as an assistant swim coach. Hooley was named all-conference all four years at Gardner-Webb, and won conference Individual championships in 2006 and 2008. Hooley set a new NEC meet and school record with her firstplace time of 57.61 in the 100 back at the NEC Championships in 2006. She was named team captain her senior season and was a scholar-athlete. Hooley holds numerous conference and team records including the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 100 yard fly. She also helped Gardner-Webb to three straight conference championships. Whitney Hooley is a native of Wooster, Ohio and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Georgia Southern.

Kluth is a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient. She also worked in the University Writing Center while attending University of South Dakota. Kluth is currently continuing her education at the graduate level in pursuit of a Sports Management master’s degree.

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Head Coaches & Staff 2008-09 Swimming & Diving

Claudia Batichon Assistant Compliance Director

Cathy Beene Assoc. AD/Senior Woman Administrator

Matt Biancuzzo Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jeff Blythe Asst. AD/Business Office

Amy Bonner Women’s Tennis

Kathryn Bryant Southern Boosters Office Manager

Chad Callihan Volleyball Coach

Stewart Carter Equipment Manager

Rusty Cram Women’s Basketball Coach

Dr. Chris Geyerman Faculty Athletics Representative

Chris Hatcher Football Coach

Rodney Hennon Baseball Coach

Roger Inman Director of Facilities

Robbie Jackson Head Football Trainer

Dave Jenkerson Assistant Strength & Conditioning

Brent Jones Director of Marketing

Nate Kellogg Swimming & Diving Coach

Kevin Kennedy Men’s Soccer Coach

Lisa Kingery Football Administrative Assistant

Tyler Landgraf Assistant Athletic Trainer

Matt Lombardi Academic Adivsor

Larry Mays Golf Coach

Brandy McNeal Director of Game Operations

Tom Melton Assistant AD/Strength & Conditioning

Justin Miles Men’s Tennis Coach

John Mulherin Southern Boosters President

Dr. Barry Munkasy Cheerleading Coach

Dan O’Dowd Director of Annual Giving

Dee Parker Donor Records

Brandy Petty Director of Sports Medicine

Maggie Johnson Softball Coach

Jeff Price Men’s Basketball Coach

Keith Roughton Assoc. AD/StudentAthlete Services

Kay Shuman Ticket Manager

Natalie Smith Track & Field, Cross Country Coach

Lanell Vanlandingham Administrative Assistant

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Katie Creighton

Senior Woodstock, Ga. Kell Breaststroke

Senior Snellville, Ga. Brookwood Diving

Junior 2007-08: Registered the third best season time and a personal best swimming a 1:08.01 in the 100y Breaststroke against Campbell and Florida Butts’ Career Bests Gulf Coast… Set a personal best 100 Breast....... 1:07.80...... 2006 in the 200y Breast at the CCSA 200 Breast....... 2:28.08...... 2006 Championships racing to a time 200 IM........... 2:15.86...... 2006 of 2:30.71… Achieved a season 400 IM........... 4:51.12...... 2007 best time of 2:15.86 in the 200y IM at the CCSA Championships. Sophomore 2006-07: Achieved two season top-times at home against SCAD/Wingate, taking second in the 100y Breast (1:09.21) and fourth in the 200y Breast (2:32.69)…Also took second place as a member of the 400y Medley Relay team (4:07.73)… Swam a career best 4:51.12 in the 400y IM during preliminaries at NEC championships… Clocked in a season best 2:19.16 (third) in the 200y IM at home against Radford…Member of the title winning 200y Medley Relay team, finishing in 1:51.72 against Radford.

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Freshman 2005-06: Swam three personal bests at NEC Championships: 100y Breast (1:07.80, 5th place), 200y Breast (2:28.08) and 200y IM (2:16.30)… Also a member of the 400y Medley Relay team that swam 4:00.17 at the NEC Championships… Finished second at Savannah College of Art and Design in both the 100y Breast (1:09.78) and the 200y Breast (2:29.79)… Saw second place against North Carolina A&T and Gardner-Webb on the 200y Medley Relay team (1:53.95). Prep: Attended Carlton J. Kell High School in Woodstock, Ga... Member of the Georgia All-Stars 1998-99 and 2000-04... Holds high school records in the 100 Breastroke, 200 IM and relays... Named team MVP. Personal: Born November 27, 1986 in Atlanta, Ga... Daughter of Mark and Linda Butts... Majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics with hopes to one day be a nutritionist for professional athletes ... Her favorite thing to do when not swimming is to shop... Favorite professional teams are the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons... Favorite musical performers are Kenny Chesney, 311, 50 Cent and Jack Johnson.

Junior 2007-08: Member of the CCSA All-Academic team for her efforts in the classroom… Received CCSA Diver of the Week honors for the first time in her career after placing first in the 1-meter (190.95) and second in the 3-meter (179.78) against Savannah College of Art & Design and New Orleans… Dove a career best 206.62 in the 3-meter event against North Florida... Named to Dean’s List for the fall semester and to the President’s List for the spring semester. Sophomore 2006-07: Dove Creighton’s Career Bests career bests in both the 1-meter 1-Meter.......... 202.75....... 2007 (202.75) and 3-meter (197.5) 3-Meter.......... 206.62....... 2008 against North Florida and Gardner-Webb claiming fourth and second, respectively… Finished in the top-five in every 3-meter event competed, including a title at the Highlander Thanksgiving Invitational… Achieved three runner-up finishes in the 1-meter Dive… Received Northeast Conference Diver of the Week award the week of Nov. 21... Named to the All-NEC list in the 3-meter…Named to the NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll. Freshman 2005-06: Achieved personal best score of 180.15 for 1-meter Dive in preliminaries of the NEC Championships… Went on to claim third place with a final round score of 176.40… Received season best 3-meter dive score of 149.25… Named to the NEC All-Conference team for performance at the NEC Championships. Prep: Lettered in diving and track at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga… Earned third place honors at the Junior Olympics in 2002… Captured Gwinnett County honors of Coaches Award in 2005 and Most Improved Diver in 2004… Ranks second on BHS’ all-time diving records… A three-year scholar athlete and member of the 2004 state champion swimming & diving team… Also lettered in cross country. Personal: Born June 10, 1987 in Washington… The daughter of Joe and Teri Creighton… Majoring in Math Education… Favorite sports team is the Atlanta Falcons… Favorite musical artist is Martina McBride… Has a brother that played football at the U.S Military Academy.

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Nikki Hutchison

Courtney McCarthy

Senior Kennesaw, Ga. Kennesaw Mountain Diving

Senior Savannah, Ga. St. Vincent’s Academy IM

Junior 2007-08: Member of the CCSA AllAcademic team for her efforts in the classroom…Recognized as the CCSA Diver of the Week after she placed first in the 1-meter with a score of 197.45 and 3-meter earning a mark of Hutchison’s Career Bests 134.85 against Radford, GardnerWebb and Florida A&M…Had a 1-Meter.......... 222.2......... 2007 3-Meter.......... 213.36....... 2007 GSU season best dive of 2:13.30 in the 3-meter event... Named to Dean’s List both semesters. Sophomore 2006-07: Titled three times in the 1-meter…Dove for a personal best score 222 points against North Florida and Gardner-Webb…Achieved a career best in the 3-meter against Radford (205.19)…Won two crowns in the 3-meter, once against the College of Charleston and Howard and also at the NEC Championships…Twice named Northeast Conference Diver of the Week (Jan. 16 and Jan 30.)…Received All-Conference recognition for both the 1-meter and 3-meter Dives…Named to the NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman 2005-06: Received NEC All-Conference honors after finishing second place in the 3-meter Dive at the NEC Championships with a score of 176.40…Scored personal bests of 200.40 in the 3meter Dive and 206.47 for a 1-meter Dive…Named to the Dean’s List in the spring. Prep: Attended Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, Ga...Played fast-pitch softball her freshman year...Earned four letters in diving...Achieved All-County First Team 2002-05…Named as Kennesaw Mountain High School MVP in 2003-04 and 2004-05... Holds two Kennesaw Mountain High School diving records: eleven dives – 360.76 and six dives – 236.65. Personal: Born February 27, 1987 in Atlanta, Ga...Daughter of Garret Hutchison and Cindy Weygandt...Majoring in biology with aspirations of becoming a marine biologist...Most admires her high school coach, David Reason, because of his motivation...Favorite professional team is the Atlanta Braves...Favorite musical group is Rascal Flatts… Number one hobby is hanging out with her friends.

Junior 2007-08: Achieved a season best in the 200y Butterfly against North Florida touching the wall in 2:13.73… Picked up a victory in the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:45.73 against DavidMcCarthy’s Career Bests son…Posted a second place fin- 100 Fly........... 1:01.19...... 2006 ish in the 400 yard freestyle relay 200 Fly........... 2:12.79...... 2007 racing to a time of 3:45.39 at Da- 200 IM........... 2:12.09...... 2007 vidson... Set a season best in the 400 IM........... 4:38.34...... 2007 200 Free against North Florida with a time of 1:58.84. Sophomore 2006-07: Swam three career bests at NEC Championships: 200y Fly (2:12.79), 200y IM (2:12.09) and 400y IM (4:38.34)… Took the crown in the 200y IM against Campbell and Brenau… Came in first with a time of 4:41.87 in the 400y IM at the Highlander Invitational… Achieved a personal best time of 2:34.00 in the 200y Breast… Member of the title winning 200y Medley Relay team against Radford (1:51.72)… Shared in the first place 400y Medley Relay finish against Campbell and Brenau… Partook in a third relay title at the Highlander Invitational (800y Free Relay; 7:56.74). Freshman 2005-06: Competed in seven events… Member of the 800y Free Relay team with a fifth place finish at the NEC Championships with a season best time of 7:58.73… Swam two personal bests at home against Campbell: 100y Fly (1:01.19, 1st place) and the 200y Fly (2:17.94)... Also topped her personal best list two more times at the NEC Championships: 200y IM (2:12.33) and the 400y IM (4:39.74)… Finished the 200y Free in 1:59.24 at Savannah College of Art and Design, also a personal best…. Achieved best time of 1:10.59 in the 100y Breast at the Radford Invitational…. Titled in the 200y IM at Campbell … Helped the 200y Medley Relay team to a first place finish at home against Campbell. Prep: Graduated in 2005 from St. Vincent’s Academy… Lettered for 4 years in swimming under head coach Sue Howe… Received the Coach’s Award in 10th grade and the Top Gun Award in both her junior and senior years… Team captain of high school swim team… Georgia All-Star 1999-05… Georgia Games Female Athlete of the Year… Holds a Savannah Coastal Swim League city record in the 50y breast stroke… Awarded teammate of the year for Savannah Swim Team… Named to the Who’s Who Among High School Students in Athletics list. Personal: Born July 7, 1987 in Savannah, Ga… The daughter of John McCarthy and Ann Baker… Majoring in business… Stepfather John Baker played football for Furman and stepsister Suzanne Baker played soccer for the University of Alabama.

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Courtney Martz

Senior Satellite Beach, Fla. Satellite Freestyle

Junior Woodbine, Ga. Camden County Backstroke/Freestyle Sophomore 2007-08: Only Eagle to receive CCSA All-Conference honors in three events: 200y Freestyle Relay, 400y Freestyle Relay and 200y Medley Relay… Titled at Martz’s Career Bests the CCSA Championships as a 50 Free.......... 23.99......... 2008 member of the 200y Free Relay 100 Free......... 52.99......... 2008 team, which broke the school 100 Back........ 58.62......... 2008 record with a time of 1:35.65… 200 Back........ 2:07.69...... 2008 Was a member of the 200y Medley Relay team, which broke the school record at the CCSA Championships with a time of 1:47.45…Helped set the school record in the 400y Freestyle relay at the CCSA Championships earning a time of 3:30.94… Recognized as the CCSA Swimmer of the Week after swimming to three first place finishes and a second place finish against Savannah College of Art & Design and New Orleans… Honored as the CCSA Swimmer of the Week after titling three times in the meet against North Florida… Listed in the CCSA All-Time Top Times in seven events: 50 Free (23.99), 100 Free (52.99), 100 Back (58.62), 200 Back (2:07.69), 200 Free Relay (1:35.65), 400 Free Relay (3:30.94), 200 Medley Relay (1:47.45). Freshman 2006-07: At NEC Championships swam career best 50y Free of 24.24 during prelims and later claimed second place (24.25); finished third in the 100y Free (53.43) after swimming a career best in preliminaries (53.37); member of the GSU record setting 200y Free Relay team claiming second place (1:36.50); also shared in the 400y Free Relay’s third place finish (3:33.65)… Titled twice in the 50y Free, 100y Free, 100y Back… Owns the top six times of the season in the 100y Back… Member of the first place 200y Medley Relay team clocking in at 1:51.72 against Radford…Took part in the 400y Free Relay title against SCAD and Wingate (3:41.20)…Only Eagle to receive four All-NEC honors: 50y Free, 100y Free, 200y Free Relay and 400y Free Relay. Prep: Graduated in 2006 from Camden County High School in Woodbine, Ga... Swam under head coach and father Ray Martz… Named to the Second Team All-State 200 Free Relay team… Also lettered in volleyball and was named Region Volleyball Player of the Year. Personal: Born to Brenda and Ray Martz on June 5, 1988 in Fernandina Beach, Fla… Early childhood education major… Coach she most admires is her dad.

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Junior 2007-08: Honored with CCSA AllConference accolades as a member of the 200y Freestyle Relay team, which titled at the CCSA Championships and set a new school record of 1:35.65… Included on the CCSA AllAcademic team for her hard work in the classroom… Accomplished a personal best time of 24.60 in Woolfolk’s Career Bests the 50y Free at the CCSA Champi50 Free.......... 24.60......... 2008 onships… Set a season best time 100 Free......... 53.35......... 2007 of 53.39 in the 100y Free at the 200 Free......... 1:57.44...... 2007 CCSA Championships… Notched a first place finish in the 100y Free against Savannah College of Art & Design and New Orleans touching the wall in 54.45... Swam a lifetime best in the 200y Free at CCSA Championships (1:57.31)... Named to Dean’s List both semesters. Sophomore 2006-07: Finished in the top five in every 100y Free race competed, including second place and a career best at NEC Championships (53.35)... Achieved a second personal best at the conference meet clocking in at 1:57.44 in the 200y Free… Took fourth in the 50y Free at the Highlander Invitational with a careerbest 24.65… Member of three first place finishing 400y Free Relay teams… Shared in setting the GSU record in the 200y Free Relay with a time of 1:36.50 (second place; NEC)… Receive All-NEC honors in three events: 100y Free, 200y Free Relay and 400y Free Relay… Named to the NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll. Freshman 2005-06: Standout relay swimmer… Member of the 800y Free Relay team coming in fifth at the NEC Championships with a season best time of 7:58.73… Helped the 200y Free Relay team set a pool record of 1:40.42… Also a member of the 400y Medley Relay team and the 400y Free Relay team with a season best time of 3:39.45 at the Radford Invitational… Achieved team season best time in the 100y Free with a time of 54.07… Reached three other personal best times: 50y Free (25.00), the 100y Free (1:02.55) and the 200y Free (1:59.27)… Titled in the 200y Free at home against Campbell… Received Dean’s List honors in the spring. Prep: Attended Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Fla... Earned two letters in track & field and four in swimming... Named to the All Conference list in 2003 and 2004... Awarded All-American in 2004 for the 200y Medley Relay and the 200y Freestyle Relay... Member of the 2004 Florida Class 2A State Championship team. Personal: Born on August 18, 1987 in Fort Polk, La... Daughter of David and Emily Woolfolk... Majoring in exercise science and kinesiology... Number one sports highlight was winning the State Finals in her senior year (2004) and swimming her personal best times there.

Returning Players

Katelyn Woolfolk


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Jordyn Pasley

Rachel Sale

Junior Knoxville, Tenn. Farragut Freestyle

Sophomore 2007-08: Named to the CCSA All-Academic team for her performance in the classroom… Competed as a member of the 400y Free Relay team that posted a time of 3:36.73 against Vanderbilt… Achieved the second best time of the season (7:57.25) as a member of the 800y Free Relay against Savannah Pasley’s Career Bests College of Art & Design and New 100 Free......... 54.14......... 2007 Orleans… Swam a season best 200 Free......... 1:56.33...... 2007 1:57.10 in the 200y Free at the 500 Free......... 5:10.74...... 2007 1000 Free....... 10:52.56..... 2008 CCSA Championships. Freshman 2006-07: Claimed one individual and two relay titles at the Highlander Invitational: 100y Free, 400y Free Relay and the 800y Free Relay… Also shared in a second place 200y Free Relay Finish... Achieved a second 400y Free Relay title against Davidson and Emory… Holds the top time of the season in the 200y Free clocking in at 1:56.33 during prelims of the NEC Championships… Took the crown in the 200y Free at home against Campbell and Brenau (1:59.93)… Swam two career bests at the conference meet: 54.20 in the 100y Free and 5:10.74 in the 500y Free… Received All-NEC honors in the 400y Free Relay. Prep: Swam under head coach Mike Bowman at Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn… Received four letters in swimming… A four year state qualifier and an All-American candidate… Team captain… Also swam for the Pilot Aquatic Club where she received the Pilot Award.

Personal: Native of Knoxville, Tenn... Born August 26, 1988 to Ed and Sarah Pasley… Majoring in interior design… Hobbies include hanging out with friends, going to the lake, and playing beach volleyball… Favorite professional sports team is the Tennessee Titans.

Junior Atlantic Beach, Fla. D.V. Fletcher Butterfly Sophomore 2007-08: Earned a spot on the CCSA All-Academic squad for her efforts in the classroom… Swam a season best 1:01.58 in the 100y Fly against Savannah College of Art & Design and New Orleans… Achieved the third best time of the Sale’s Career Bests season in the 200y Fly touching 100 Fly........... 58.61......... 2007 the wall in 2:13.88 versus Rad- 200 Fly........... 2:07.64...... 2007 ford, Gardner-Webb and Florida 200 IM........... 2:11.84...... 2007 A&M... Named to President’s List for the Spring semester. Freshman 2006-07: Owns the top seven times of the season and titled three times in both the 100y Fly and 200y Fly… Swam three career bests at the Northeast Conference Championships: 100y Fly (58.61), 200y Fly (2:07.64 – third place), and 200y IM (2:11.84)… Titled in the 200y Free against Radford… Finished second at the Highlander Invitational as a member of the 200y Free Relay team… Shared in two 400y Free Relay Titles: at the Highlander Invitational and at home against SCAD/Wingate… Achieved another relay title at the Highlander Invitational (800y Free Relay; 7:56.74)… Named to the NEC All-Conference team for the 200y Fly.

Prep: A four year letter winner at D.U. Fletcher High School… Swam under head coach Bob Anderson… A four year state qualifier… Awarded All-Conference honors two years… Set school record in the 100 Fly… Honored as team MVP all four years… Also lettered in track and field. Personal: Born October 10, 1987 in Jacksonville, Fla. to parents Leslie and Barnes Sale… Number one sports highlight was the first time she swam under a minute in the 100 Fly… Favorite professional sports team is the USA soccer team… Listens to John Mayer… Hobbies include going to the beach, running, kayaking, reading and sports… Majoring in English.

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Caroline Bevillard

Junior Charlotte, N.C. South Mecklenburg Breaststroke/IM

Sophomore Bishop, Ga. Oconee County Backstroke/Freestyle

Sophomore 2007-08: Received CCSA AllConference honors in the 200y Medley Relay and the 400y Medley Relay… Was a member of the 200y Medley Relay team, which broke the school record at the CCSA Championships with a time of 1:47.45… White’s Career Bests Set the new school record as a 100 Breast....... 1:07.23...... 2008 member of the 400y Medley at the 200 Breast....... 2:25.58...... 2008 CCSA Championships with a time 200 IM........... 2:10.48...... 2008 of 3:54.87… Swam a career best 1:07.23 in the 100y Breast at the CCSA Championships… Earned a personal record time of 2:25.58 in the 200y Breast at the CCSA Championships… Posted individual wins in the 100y and 200y breast events against Savannah College of Art & Design and New Orleans with times of 1:08.97 and 2:30.31 respectively. Freshman 2006-07: Owned the fastest 200y IM time of the season, 2:11.17 (NEC Championships)… Titled in the 200y IM in dual meet against Davidson and Emory (2:13.80)… Took second in the 100y Free (55.83) and third in the 50y Free (25.64) against Radford… Claimed third at the conference meet in the 100y Breast (1:07.81) after swimming a season best 1:07.74 in preliminaries… Swam a personal best time of 4:46.77 in the 400y IM at the Highlander Invitational… Received All-NEC honors in the 100y Breast.

Prep: Lettered four years at Oconee County High School for Head Coach Harvey Humphries… Set school records in both the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays… State finalist all four years during prep career… Competed at the Georgia State Championships and Sectionals… ABSC record holder… House of Delegates Representative for ABSC. Personal: Born August 24, 1989 in West Palm Beach, Fla… Daughter of Pascal and Maureen Bevillard… High School coach Harvey Humphries has been the biggest influence on her sports career because, “He is such a great motivator and role model.”… Interests include: shopping, hanging out with friends, going to the lake and having fun… Major is Pre-Business.

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Prep: A four year letter winner at South Mecklenburg High School… Member of the 2003 North Carolina High School state champions… Awarded Most Improved at the conclusion of her freshmen campaign… Received Coach’s Award in 2004 and 2006…. Honored with the MAC Coach’s Award in 2004.... All-Conference and Scholastic All-American her junior and senior year… All-State in 2005… 2006 Regional Champion in the 200 IM… Team Captain. Personal: Born in Brandon, Fla. on April 9, 1988 to Jon and Ginny White…Favorite professional team is the Carolina Panthers… Listens to Ne-Yo and Rascal Flatts… Parents have been major influence in her sports career for providing tremendous support… No. 1 sports highlight was out-touching a rival swimmer to become the 2006 Regional Champion in the 200 IM… Business major.

Freshman 2007-08: Named All-Conference as a member of the 400y Freestyle Relay team, which placed third and broke the school record at the first-ever CCSA Championships with a time of 3:30.94… Received All-Academic honors for her performance in the classroom… Swam a career best Bevillard’s Career Bests time of 53.26 in the 100y Free 100 Free......... 53.26......... 2008 at the CCSA Championships… 200 Free......... 1:56.60...... 2008 Recorded GSU’s third best sea- 200 IM........... 2:12.38...... 2008 son time and a personal best in 100 Back........ 1:01.27...... 2008 the 200y IM against Campbell and Florida Gulf Coast when she swam a 2:12.38… Had the second best time on the team in the 200y Free with a time of 1:56.60 against Radford, Gardner-Webb and Florida A&M.

Returning Players

Ashley White


Returning Players 2008-09 Swimming & Diving

Ali Campbell

Meredith Fehr

Sophomore Fort McMurray, Alberta Father Patrick Mercredi Freestyle

Sophomore Matthews, N.C. David W. Butler Butterfly/Freestyle

Freshman 2007-08: Broke the school record in the 1650y Freestyle against Campbell and Florida Gulf Coast swimming a 17:40.75…Recognized with All-Conference honors as a member of the 400y Freestyle and 400y Medley Relay teams, Campbell’s Career Bests which both set new school re100 Free......... 53.29......... 2008 cords with times of 3:30.94 and 200 Free......... 1:55.54...... 2008 3:54.87… Was included on the 500 Free......... 5:06.61...... 2008 CCSA All-Academic team for her 1000 Free....... 10:40.96..... 2008 performance in the classroom… 1650 Free....... *17:40.75... 2008 Became the first Georgia South- * - school record ern swimmer recognized as the CCSA Swimmer of the Week for her performance against the College of Charleston after she titled three times and notched a second place finish… Swam GSU season bests in the 200 Free (1:55.54), 500 Free (5:06.61), 1000 Free (10:40.96), 1650 Free, 400 Free Relay (3:30.94), 800 Free Relay (7:53.22), 400 Medley Relay (3:54.87). Prep: Ran cross country at Father Patrick Mercredi High School in Fort McMurray, Alberta… Swam for Fort McMurray Swim Club coach Rick Burton… Holds all Fort McMurray Club records in the Freestyle in the 15-18 age groups… Female Swimmer of the Year 2005-06 as well as 2006-07.

Freshman 2007-08: Earned CCSA All-Academic team honors for her performance in the classroom…Touched the wall in 1:00.12 in the 100y Butterfly against Campbell and Florida Gulf Coast, which was the second best time by an Eagle swimmer in 2007-08… Swam Georgia Southern’s best time of the 2007Fehr’s Career Bests 08 season in the 200y Breast with a time of 2:10.68 at the CCSA 500 Free......... 5:17.25...... 2008 1000 Free....... 10:53.38..... 2008 Championships… Competed as 100 Fly........... 1:00.12...... 2008 a member of the 400y Medley 200 Fly........... 2:10.68...... 2008 Relay, which earned a time of 3:59.33 at Davidson. Prep: Lettered four years at David W. Butler High School in Matthews, N.C… Team captain as a senior… Team MVP Award as a sophomore, junior and senior... Rookie of the Year as a freshman… State team member all four years during prep career… State finalist all four years.

Personal: Born June 1, 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio… Daughter of Martin and Debra Fehr… Major is undecided, but is leaning towards Exercise Science… Favorite professional sports team is the Carolina Panthers… Her parents and coach Russ Kasl have been the biggest influence on her sports career because, “They have supported me and pushed me to new levels in my swimming Personal: Born February 22, 1989 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Can- career.” ada… Daughter of Bob and Trudy Campbell… Older brother (T.J.) plays Ice Hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks… Majoring in Exercise Science… Hobbies and interests include hanging out with the swim girls, country music, running and Georgia’s climate… Favorite professional sports team is the Edmonton Oilers… Favorite musical artist is Keith Urban.

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Kristen Haudenschild

Sophomore Knoxville, Tenn. Bearden Breaststroke/IM

Sophomore Woodbridge, Va. Osbourn Park Breaststroke/Butterfly

Freshman 2007-08: Recognized with AllCCSA status as a member of the 200y Medley Relay and 400y Medley Relay teams… Was a member of the 200y Medley Relay team, which broke the school record at the CCSA Championships with a time of 1:47.45… Set the new school record as a member of the 400y Medley at the CCSA Championships with a time of 3:54.87… Goodman’s Career Bests Achieved the top time on the GSU 100 Back........ 58.40......... 2008 squad earning a time of 4:34.77 200 Back........ 2:06.99...... 2008 in the 400 IM at the CCSA Cham- 400 IM........... 4:34.77...... 2008 pionships… Was a double-event winner posting victories in the 400 medley relay and 200 backstroke against North Florida… Set career bests with times of 58.40 and 2:06.99 in the 100y and 200y Back events at the CCSA Championships.

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Personal: Born November 18, 1988 in Woodbridge, Va… Daughter of Mark and Jann Haudenschild… Cousin (Christopher Smart) plays soccer at Wheaton College… Hobbies include hanging out with friends, listening to music, going to the beach and star gazing… Majoring in Biology… Number one personal sports highlight is making it and competing in Junior Nationals.

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Prep: Four year letter winner at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tenn… High School coach was Lauren Hancock… Captain of the swimming & diving team all four years during prep career… Clutch award winner for three seasons… Bulldog award winner all four years… Member of the 2005 State Championship team. Personal: Born August 14, 1989 in Knoxville, Tenn… Daughter of Richard and Becky Goodman… Career objective is to become a fifth grade teacher… Majoring in Early Childhood Education… Favorite sports team is the Indianapolis Colts… Athlete or coach she most admires is Jackie Berttuchi because, “She has been there for my family and is a great coach.”

Freshman 2007-08: Earned All-Conference accolades as a member of the 200y Medley Relay and 400y Medley Relay teams… Included on the CCSA All-Academic team for her performance in the classroom… Was a member of the Haudenchild’s Career Bests 200y Medley Relay team, which 50 Free.......... 25.02......... 2008 broke the school record at the 100 Fly........... 1:00.94...... 2008 CCSA Championships with a 200 Breast....... 2:30.72...... 2008 time of 1:47.45… Set the new school record as a member of the 400y Medley at the CCSA Championships with a time of 3:54.87… Accomplished a personal best in the 100y Butterfly at the CCSA Championships with a time of 1:00.94. Prep: Competed for coach Pete Morgan at Osbourn Park High School in Woodbridge, Va… Earned both Academic and Swimming letters during high school career… Was the captain of her high school team… Member of the National Honor Society… Holds the school record in the 100 Fly and Relay…All-State… Was a Scholastic All-American… Graduated Cumma Sum Laude.

Retrurning Players

Lindsay Goodman


Newcomers

Kristin Celii

Freshman Cary, N.C. Apex Breaststroke/Freestyle Prep: Four year letter winner at Apex High School... High school coach was Greg Huff... Was named All-Conference... Top 16 at state 100 meter breaststroke... Received student athlete award... Was named to the 2006 YMCA national team. Personal: Born January 27, 1990 in West Chester, Pa... Daughter of Michael and Kathi Celii... Undecided major... Hobbies include anything that involves water... Favorite professional teams are the Flyers, Eagles, and the Phillies... Favorite Musical artists are Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews Band... Athlete she admires most is Lance Armstrong.

Katie Crider

Freshman Bloomington, Ind. Bloomington South Breaststroke Prep: Four year letter winner in swimming at Bloomington High School... High School coach was Andrew Cornette... Anchored school record 200 medley and freestyle relays... Team captain senior year... High school state championship team 2005-2008. Personal: Born June 4, 1990 in Bloomington, Ind... Daughter of Steve and Diana Crider... Majoring in Marketing with a fashion emphasis... Hobbies include photography, ultimate Frisbee, whitewater rafting, and other outdoor activities... Coach she admires most is Dara Torres because, “She is 41 years old, retired twice, and still better than ever!”

2008-09 Swimming & Diving

Alex Mitchell

Freshman Maitland, Fla. Trinity Preparatory Butterfly Prep: Four year letter winner in swimming at Trinity Preparatory School...2007 swimming Scholastic all-American... 2007-2008 NISCA All-American Interscholastic Academic team...Team captain 2006-2008... District, regional, and state finalist 2007-2008...All central Florida Second team in 2007...Team player Coach’s award in 2006...Trinity Prep Athlete of the week...Member of the Senior Championship team...Sectional Championship team in 2007...District, regional, and state championship team 2005-2007. Personal: Born December 25, 1989 in Maitland, Fla... Daughter of Bruno and Amy Mitchell... Majoring in Biology pre-med... Brother Nick Mitchell plays baseball for the University of New Orleans... Hobbies include photography, baseball, sleeping, working out, shopping, and the beach... Favorite professional sports team Orlando Magic... Athlete she most admires is her brother... Major influence on her sports career is her parents, “they have always supported me, and have encouraged me to achieve all that I can”.

Lauren Parr Junior Canton, Ohio Akron Butterfly/IM

At Akron: Recorded 19 top five finishes, and 21 first place finishes as a freshman and sophomore... Swam the anchor position for a school record in the 800 Freestyle Relay and placed 10th in the 100 Fly and 200 IM at the MAC Championships in 2007. Prep: Swam for Coach Jack Gardner at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio... Finished as a four year letterman and four year state qualifier, finishing 7th in the 200 Medley Relay and 16th in the 100 Fly... Named Federal League Swimmer of the Year in 2006... Served as Jackson High’s class president. Personal: Born December 30th, 1987 in Canton, Ohio... Daughter of Brian Parr, Rich Mitchell, and Paula Parr-Mitchell... Hobbies include traveling, being with friends and family, painting, and eating... Favorite professional sports teams are the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers... Favorite professional athlete is David Beckham because, “He is an amazing talent and very successful”... Favorite musical groups are Third Eye Blind, Bob Marley, and John Mayer... Majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Sales Management.

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Rachael Stockwell

Sophomore Atlanta, Ga. Brenau Freestyle

Freshman Jacksonville, Fla. Bartram Trail Butterfly/Backstroke

Freshman 2007-08: Swam for Brenau University in Gainsville, Ga. Prep: Played for Head Coach Chris Randolph at Lakeside High School... Named rookie of the year and most dedicated player her sophomore and junior years... Received the Viking Award for academic and athletic achievement her senior year... Was named captain her senior season... Member of two record breaking relay teams... Team was high school county champions all four seasons. Personal: Full name is Laurie Stephens... Born on March 10, 1989 in Atlanta, Ga... Daughter of Robert and Diana Stephens... Mother Diana swam for Texas in the late 70s... Hobbies include making posters and trail running... Undecided on a major.

Newcomers

Laurie Stephens

Prep: Four year letter winner in swimming at Bartram Trail high school... High school coach was John Aggas... Set a record for All Conference 100 yd. fly in 2004 and 2005. Personal: Born October 16, 1989 in Jacksonville, Fla... Daughter of Rob Stockwell and Donna Radney... Majoring in Art with an emphasis in graphic design... Hobbies include playing piano, drawing, painting, and spending time with family and friends... Favorite professional sports teams; New England Patriots, Florida Gators, and the Boston Red Soxs... Favorite artists include Kenny Chesney, Three doors down, and Nickel Back... Athlete she most admires is Dara Torres, “she has proven that age and having children should never stop you from obtaining your goals�.

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All-Time Opponents

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

GSU All-Time vs. Opponents Opponent Agnes Scott Alabama Alabama A&M American Appalachian State Arkansas Armstrong Atlantic State Auburn Augusta State Brenau Campbell College of Charleston Clemson 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 Louisiana Monroe Louisiana State

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All-Time Coaching History (Since 1985-86) By Wins

GSU Year-By-Year Results (Since 1985-86) Year 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 1990-91 1989-90 1988-89 1987-88 1986-87 1985-86

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Postseason 4th at CCSA 2nd at NEC 4th at NEC 5th at NEC 3rd at NEC 3rd at SSC 5th at SSC 2nd at SSC 5th at SSC 4th at SSC 5th at SSC 3rd at SSC 1st at SSC 1st at SSC 1st at SSC 1st at SSC 1st at SSC 1st at SSC 1st at SFC 1st at SFC

Coach Years Scott Farmer 9 Nathan Kellogg 5 Niki Jones 2 Tracy Ljone 3 Anne Marie Wozniak 3 Bud Floyd 1 Doug Steiner 1

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Coach Years Scott Farmer 9 Nathan Kellogg 5 Bud Floyd 1 Niki Jones 2 Doug Steiner 1 Tracy Ljone 3 Anne Marie Wozniak 3

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50y Freestyle 1. Nicole Goodwin............23.67....... 1994 100y Freestyle 1. Nicole Goodwin............51.59.......1994 200y Freestyle 1. Nicole Goodwin............1:52.63....1994 500y Freestyle 1. Jennifer Mayhew..........5:06.38....1997 1000y Freestyle 1. Hannah Goddard.........10:34.55..1997 1650y Freestyle 1. Ali Campbell.................17:40.75..2008 100y Butterfly 1. Lauren Bird..................57.83.......2003 200y Butterfly 1. Vanessa Tjouw.............2:06.55....1996 100y Backstroke 1. Sherlonda Pitts.............58.09.......1996 200y Backstroke 1. Karen Brewer...............2:05.09....1993

400y Medley Relay 1. Lindsay Goodman........3:54.87....2008 Ashley White Kristen Haudenschild Ali Campbell

Former swimmer Nicole Goodwin owns three Georgia Southern Freestyle records.

200y Freestyle Relay 1. Courtney Martz............1:35.65....2008 Jennifer Clayton Amanda Gerdeman Katelyn Woolfolk 400y Freestyle Relay 1. Courtney Martz............3:30.94....2008 Amanda Gerdeman Ali Campbell Caroline Bevillard 800y Freestyle Relay 1. Jennifer Mayhew..........7:49.13....1997 Donna Dourdon Sherlonda Pitts Karen Hurley One-Meter Diving (Dual) 1. Mindy Hall....................257.48.....1997 One-Meter Diving (Championships) 1. Leslie Williams.............375.25.....2003 Three-Meter Diving (Dual) 1. Leslie Williams.............256.68.....2004 Three-Meter Diving (Championships) 1. Leslie Williams.............465.45.....2005

100y Breaststroke 1. Allison Cochran............1:03.96....2005 Former Eagle Diver Leslie Williams owns 200y Breaststroke three of the 1. Allison Cochran............2:18.94....2005 four GSU diving records.

Records

GSU School Records

Italics denotes CCSA Record

2008 CCSA Championships

Team Score 1) Davidson 660.00 2) Florida Gulf Coast 634.00 3) Gardner-Webb 620.50 4) georgia southern 463.50 5) North Florida 409.00 6) College of Charleston 373.00 7) Campbell 198.00 8) Howard 104.00 9) Radford 76.00 10) North Carolina A&T 64.00 11) VMI 49.00 12) Florida A&M 00.00

Conference Champions Courtney Martz (200y Free Relay); Jennifer Clayton (200y Free Relay); Amanda Gerdeman (200y Free Relay); Katelyn Woolfolk (200y Free Relay)

All-conference selections

200y Individual Medley 1. Kimberly Morris............2:07.70....2006 400y Individual Medley 1. Kimberly Morris............4:28.43....2006 200y Medley Relay 1. Lindsay Goodman........1:47.49....2008 Ashley White Kristen Haudenschild Courtney Martz

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Caroline Bevillard (3rd/400y Free Relay); Ali Campbell (3rd/400y Free Relay, 3rd/400y Medley Relay); Jennifer Clayton (1st/200y Free Relay); Mackenzie Garrot (3rd/100y Breast); Amanda Gerdeman (1st/200y Free Relay, 3rd/400y Free Relay); Lindsay Former Eagle Goodman (3rd/200y Medley Relay, 3rd/400y Medley Relay); Kristen Kimberly Haudenschild (3rd/200y Medley Relay, Morris set two Georgia 3rd/400y Medley Relay; Courtney Martz (1st/200y Free Relay, 3rd/400y Free Southern Relay, 3rd/200y Medley Relay); Ashley school White (3rd/200y Medley Relay, 3rd/400y records in Medley Relay); Katelyn Woolfolk (1st/ 2006. 200y Free Relay)


In The Classroom and The Community

Senior swimmer Kimberly Morris (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was recognized as the Female Student-Athlete of the Year.

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