Page 1


THE GUIDE/QUICK FACTS Inside The Guide

University Quick Facts

General Information

Location: Statesboro, GA Chartered: 1906 Enrollment: 20,212 President: Dr. Brooks A. Keel Director of Athletics: Sam Baker National Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Southern Nickname: Eagles Mascot: Gus the Eagle School Colors: Blue and White Athletic Dept. Web Site: www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com

Table of Contents/Quick Facts ....................................2 Media Information/2011-12 Schedule .........................3

The University

Georgia Southern Women’s Tennis Information

Head Coach: Amy Bonner Alma Mater (Year): Georgia Southern (2003) Record at GSU (Years): 69-67 (7) Overall Career Record (Years): Same Overall SoCon Record (Years): 31-38 (7) Office Phone: (912) 478-0887 Bonner’s Email: amybonner@georgiasouthern.edu 2011 Overall Record: 10-11 2011 SoCon Record: 3-7 2011 SoCon Tournament Finish: Quarterfinals, L 4-0 UNC Greensboro Home Facility: Hanner Tennis Complex Courts: 10 Outdoor Hard Courts

Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations Media Relations Director: Barrett Gilham Assistant Media Relations Director: AJ Henderson Women’s Tennis Media Contact: Bob Davis Davis’s Email Address: rd01378@georgiasouthern.edu Davis’s Office Phone: (912) 478-5239 Media Relations Office Fax: (912) 478-0046 Office Mailing Address: PO Box 8085 Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460 Shipping Address: 590 Herty Drive, Room 1125 Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, GA 30458

Georgia Southern University................................... 4-6 Iron Works ..................................................................7 Sports Medicine ..........................................................8 Student-Athlete Services.............................................9 Athletic Foundation ...................................................10 Director of Athletics ...................................................11 President Keel ..........................................................12 Surrounding Statesboro....................................... 13-14 Athletic Department...................................................15

Facilities

Hanner Tennis Complex Renovation .................. 16-17

The Eagles

2011-12 Roster .........................................................18 Head Coach Amy Bonner ................................... 19-20 Allison Beeler ............................................................21 Mimi Bollaci ..............................................................22 Sydney Brown ..........................................................22 Alessandra Dzuba ....................................................23 Paola Garrido ...........................................................24 Taylor Jones ....................................................... 24-25 Caitlin Kitchen ..................................................... 25-26 Alexandra Langmo.............................................. 26-27 Natalie Maffett..................................................... 27-28 Alexis Prickett............................................................28 Scottie French...........................................................29 Cameron Williams.....................................................29 Eagles on the Road...................................................30

History & Record Book

2010-11 In Review ....................................................31 Single-Season Leaders ............................................32 Records and Awards ................................................33 Year-by-Year Results .......................................... 34-37

Credits & Acknowledgements

The 2011-12 Georgia Southern Women’s Tennis Media Guide was written and designed by Bob Davis, Athletics Media Relations Student Assistant. Cover design by Bob Davis. Assistance was provided by Media Relations Director Barrett Gilham. Photography was provided by Frank Fortune of Georgia Southern Photographic Services, Lanell VanLandingham, Rick Kitchen and Amy Bonner. Special thanks to Amy Bonner and the GSU Athletics Media Relations staff.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

2


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

NO tABLE ALUMNI Tony Arata

Jerry Franklin

Grammy Award-nominated Songwriter

President and CEO of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.

Diane Bailey Owner/clothing designer

Tracy Ham

of Bailey Boys

Quarterback (former), CFL

Eric Lee Beddingfield Country music artist

Lee Berger

James W. Kennedy Kennedy Space Center Director (Ret.)

Lea Anne McBride Served as Chief Spokesperson for former Vice President Dick Cheney

National Geographic Explorer and Paleoanthropologist

Luke Bryan

Hala Moddelmog President of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

Country music artist

Earthwind Moreland Thomas Bryant

Defensive Back (former), NFL

CEO and President of TempurPedic International (retired)

Jodie Mudd

Dan Cathy

Member Professional Golfers’ Association of America, Champions Tour

President and COO, Chick-fil-A

Mark Collier Stage/television actor

Michael Curry

Adrian Peterson Running Back, NFL & UFL

Gene Sauers

Philadelphia 76ers, NBA

Member, PGA Fred Stokes, Defensive end (former), NFL

Hugh Darley

Tony Townley

Associate Head Coach,

Founder/President, International

Co-founder, Zaxby’s Restaurant

Design & Entertainment Association (former Walt Disney executive)

John Tudor Pitcher (former), MLB

Mike Davis For more information, visit georgiasouthern.edu

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

6

Executive Director,

David Young

United States Golf Association

Safety (former), NFL and CFL


IRON WORKS

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

TOM MELTON Assistant AD/ Performance

BRANDON HOWARD Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

7

SKYLER PYLES

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

2011-12 WOMEN’S TENNIS


SPORTS MEDICINE

BRANDY PETTY CLOUSE Director of Sports Medicine

ROBBIE JACKSON Head Football Athletic Trainer

JUSTIN MATLAGE

JOHN ERWIN

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

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

SPORTS MEDICINE

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

8


STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES KEITH ROUGHTON

LAUREN DELUCA

Associate AD/ Academics & Compliance

DARYL EVANS

Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor

JESSICA CALLIHAN Learning Specialist

TOM VANLANDINGHAM Tutor Coordinator

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

9

2011-12 WOMEN’S TENNIS


ATHLETIC FOUNDATION

COWART BUILDING ATHLETIC FOUNDATION & TICKET OFFICE

Opened in June 2000, the Troy A and Mozelle Cowart Building serves as the headquarters for the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation and for the Athletics Ticket Office. Located at 203 Lanier Drive in Statesboro, fans can purchase season and singlegame tickets in person during the week or on game days or call (912) 478-9467 or 1-800-478-9467 for assistance. Helping provide scholarship and fundraising support for the Athletics Department, the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation wants to fulfull the goal of every Eagle student-athlete winning a championship ring and earning their degree. For more information on how to donate to the Eagle Fund, contact (912) 478-5520 or visit ringsanddiplomas.com.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

JOHN MULHERIN

DAVID BEAUBIEN

FRANK HOOK

President, Athletic Foundation

Executive Director, Eagle Fund

Director of Donor Relations

GORDON HUNTER Eagle Fund Special Projects Coordinator

10

CAROLINE BEVILLARD Eagle Fund Program Coordinator

DEE PARKER

JOHN RAMFJORD

Records Manager Athletic Foundation

Ticket Manager

KATHRYN BRYANT Office Manager Athletic Foundation

LINDSEY RANDOLPH Atlanta Regional Development Director


DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS S AM B AKER James Madison ’74 Building a strong future for the Georgia Southern sports programs in his 16 years as Director of Athletics, Sam Baker has positioned the Eagles for success with new or renovated facilities, a foundation of financial stability and decisions to ensure the best for the student-athlete. An integral component of this ideology is the commitment to “Rings and Diplomas,” as the Athletics Department provides the opportunity for every Georgia Southern student-athlete to win a championship ring and earn a diploma. The emphasis on the “student” in student-athlete is one trademark of the Georgia Southern athletics program as Baker promotes the initiative and continued support for excellence in the classroom. This past academic year, the cumulative grade point average of all 15 sports reached its highest-ever mark with the Football Eagles earning their best-ever marks for both the entire year and single semester. All programs also had members of their teams on the Dean’s List and Southern Conference Honor Roll with 85 placements on the University’s President’s List (4.0 GPA). Numerous student-athletes have earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors with six named to the prestigious Academic All-America list. The most recent honoree was Eagle softball player Nina Iduate, who was voted to the national first team in June 2010. Continuing to add to the lengthy list of accomplishments for the program, three Southern Conference championships were added last year as titles in volleyball, golf and baseball upped Georgia Southern’s total to 30. Those championships, plus a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinal appearance, gave the Eagles 27 appearances in postseason play. The most acclaimed is the Eagle Football program, accounting for seven SoCon titles, nine NCAA playoff appearances (Division I FCS) and back-to-back NCAA FCS titles in 1999 and 2000, two of the nation’s-best six FCS national championships, during the Baker tenure. A primary focus of Baker’s efforts has been facility improvements for fans and student-athletes. Planning and fundraising has begun for a new operations building for the Eagle Football program to be located at Paulson Stadium. The Gene Bishop Field House opened in the fall 2006, anchored the west end of the stadium with aesthetic changes to the concourses at Paulson Stadium made in 2007 and 2008. Softball stadium enchancements were completed in 2008 with the construction of stadium seating, team locker rooms and public rest rooms. In the same time period, the BennettRamsey Golf Center was completed, providing Eagle Golf with one of the top all-around practice facilities the nation. Building and renovations were completed for several projects including the renovation of J.I. Clements Baseball Stadium, the construction of a Track/Soccer Stadium, renovation and expansion of Iron Works (Georgia Southern’s athletic performance center) and Men’s Basketball Locker Room (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 and upgrades. Baker also

11

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

served as the driving force behind the Dan J. Parrish, Sr., Football Building, the Herring Pavilion, football practice field renovation and the Troy Cowart Building (home to the Athletic Foundation and Athletics Ticket Office). As a leader in his profession, 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. As Georgia Southern Athletics Director, he served as a member of the NCAA Special Events, Olympic Liaison and Division I Football Issues Committees. In June 2009, he was honored with recognition as the NACDA Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year for the Football Championship Subdivision’s Southeast Region. Baker, a native of Front Royal, Va., 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 35 years, Ann, are the parents of three children: Zeb, Elizabeth Ann and Josie.

EXPERIENCE: 16th YEAR ON GSU STAFF 1996-Present.................. Director of Athletics, Georgia Southern University 1990-1995................................Director, College Football Marketing Corporation (College Football Association), Boulder, CO 1986-1990...Associate Athletics Director/Financial Development, Vanderbilt University 1984-1986..... Associate Athletics Director/External Affairs, University of Oregon 1983-1984............................Director of Athletic Marketing, University of Oregon 1976-1982.................Director of Athletic Promotions, College of William & Mary EDUCATION: Ohio University (1976) Master’s Degree: Sports Administration James Madison University (1974) Bachelor’s Degree: Communication Arts Shenandoah College (1972) Associate’s Degree PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:........................................................................ Samuel Quinton Baker Born:.................................................................. July 16, 1951 in Winchester, Va. Wife:..........................................................the former Ann Burnett of Mobile, Ala. Children:.......................................................................Zeb, Elizabeth Ann, Josie

2011-12 WOMEN’S TENNIS


ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Cathy Beene Associate AD/ SWA

Chris Blair Director of Broadcasting

Jeff Blythe Assoc. AD/ Business Manager

Amy Bonner Women’s Tennis Coach

Shayne Brinson Administrative Assistant

Chad Callihan Volleyball Coach

Rose Carter Asst. A.D./New Media Director

Stewart Carter Head Equipment Manager

Brandon Cox Director of Athletics Operations

Chris Geyerman Faculty Athletics Representative

Barrett Gilham Director of Athletic Media Relations

Rodney Hennon Baseball Coach

Brandon Howard Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach

Nate Kellogg Swimming and Diving Coach

Kevin Kennedy Men’s Soccer Coach

Larry Mays Golf Coach

Tom Melton Asst. AD/ Strength & Conditioning

Marlo Mincey Head Track & Field Coach

Jeff Monken Football Coach

Barry Munkasy Cheerleading Coach

John Ramfjord Ticket Manager

Keith Roughton Assoc. AD/ Compliance and Eligibility

Matt Taylor Director of Marketing

Lindsey Vanderspiegel Women’s Soccer Coach

Lanell VanLandingham Administrative Assistant

Charlton Young Men’s Basketball Coach

Nick Zieziula Men’s Tennis Coach

15

2011-12 WOMEN’S TENNIS


2011-12 ROSTER NAME

CLASS

HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

Allison Beeler Jr. Alpharetta, Ga. (Centennial) Mimi Bollaci So. Atlanta, Ga. (St. Pius) Sydney Brown Jr. Johns Creek, Ga. (Northview) Alessandra Dzuba Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Kansas) Scottie French Fr. St. Augustine, Fla. (Bartram Trail) Paola Garrido So. Vigo, Spain (Rosales II) Taylor Jones Jr. Warner Robins, Ga. (Houston County) Caitlin Kitchen So. Kennesaw, Ga. (Kennesaw Mountain) Alexandra Langmo Jr. Boca Raton, Fla. (Boca Raton) Natalie Maffett Jr. Rome, Ga. (Darlington) Alexis Prickett Fr. Charleston, S.C. (First Baptist) Cameron Williams Fr. Norcross, Ga. (Norcross)

BY CLASS:

Senior (1): Alessandra Dzuba

Junior (5) Allison Beeler, Sydney Brown, Taylor Jones, Alexandra Langmo, Natalie Maffett

BY STATE:

Florida (3): Alessandra Dzuba, Alexandra Langmo, Cameron Williams

Sophomore (3): Mimi Bollaci, Paola Garrido, Caitlin Kitchen

Georgia (7): Allison Beeler, Mimi Bollaci, Sydney Brown, Taylor Jones, Caitlin Kitchen, Natalie Maffett, Cameron Williams

Freshman (1): Alexis Prickett, Scottie French, Cameron Williams

South Carolina (1): Alexis Prickett Spain (1): Paola Garrido

Back Row (L to R): Cameron Williams, Allison Beeler, Alessandra Dzuba Middle Row (L to R): Head Coach Amy Bonner, Paola Garrido, Alexis Prickett, Mimi Bollaci, Natalie Maffett Front Row (L to R): Caitlin Kitchen, Alexandra Langmo, Taylor Jones, Scottie French, Sydney Brown

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

18


GSU Eagle Tennis

GSU Eagle Tennis

Scottie French

Cameron Williams

Freshman St. Augustine, Fla.

Freshman Norcross, Ga.

PREP: St. Augustine Player of the Year and semifinalist at state singles and doubles her sophomore year...All Team First Coast for singles and doubles her senior year...Three year letterwinner and team captain for two years...Also lettered in basketball... Played for Coach Cathy French. PERSONAL: Full name is Catherine Scott French... Born on September 30, 1992, in Augusta, Georgia... Daughter of David and Cathy French...Her father played baseball at South Georgia College and Augusta State, while her mother swam for Clemson and UGA...Chose Georgia Southern because of “the girls on the team and coach”...Biggest influence on her life as an athlete is her dad because he has been an athlete and coach...Majoring in Multimedia Communication.

29

PREP: Ranked in the top 10 in the state of Georgia...Won the Gwinnett County Coaches Award her freshman year...Was a Gwinnett County Super Six her sophomore year...Member of the Gwinnett AllConference Second Team her junior year...Member of the Gwinnett All-Conference First Team and won the Blue Devil Award her senior year...Helped lead team to state runner-up her senior season...Four year letterwinner...Played for Coach Hope Black... An honor graduate, member of the Honor Roll, and received the principal’s cord. PERSONAL: Full name is Cameron Elizabeth Williams...Born on July 24, 1993, in Atlanta, Georgia... Daughter of David and Sally Williams...Chose Georgia Southern because “of the friendly atmosphere”... Major is undeclared.

2011-12 WOMEN’S TENNIS


2011-12 Georgia Southern Women's Tennis Media Guide  

2011-12 Georgia Southern Women's Tennis Media Guide

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you