TABLE OF CONTENTS Head Coach Mike Fruchey 4 PLAYER PROFILES Taylor Crowell 5 Alex Quick 6 Amaya Ayers 7 Kayla Boyes 8 Rebecca Jacobs 9 Julia Jeszenszky 10 Cody Sengthong 11 Jordan Tomecek 12 Rachel Zachar 13 Andrea Bell 14 Evan Boucher 14 Garret Gleckler 15 Jordan Holloman 15 Brandon Perry 16 Anna Reibs 16 Chris Rudolph 17 Katie Simmons 17 Men’s All-Time Top-10 18 Women’s All-Time Top-10 19 ABOUT IPFW 20-21 About IPFW 22-23 Student Life 24-25 Academics 26-27 Fort Wayne 28-29 Why Mastodons? 30-31 IPFW Athletic Hall of Fame 32-33 Summit League Map 34 2011 Summit League Results 35 2011 Summit League Award Winners 35 2012 Schedule Back Cover
GENERAL INFORMATION School IPFW City/Zip Fort Wayne, IN/46805 Founded 1964 Enrollment 14,326 Nickname Mastodons Colors Royal Blue and White Home Field Heffner Soccer Complex Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference The Summit League Chancellor Dr. Vicky L. Carwein Athletic Director Tommy Bell Website www.gomastodons.com
COACHING STAFF Head Coach Alma Mater ’Year
Mike Fruchey Taylor University
ATHLETIC MEDIA SERVICES Director / XC Contact Office Phone Cell Phone E-Mail Office Fax Assistant Director Video Coordinator
Bill Salyer (260) 481-0729 (260) 705-3963 firstname.lastname@example.org (260) 481-6002 Kit Stetzel Pat Thiede
ALL-TIME MENâ€™S TOP-TEN PERFORMANCES 8,000-Meters Rank Name
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
25:30.60 25:34.00 25:45.70 26:14.36 26:29.00 26:36.30 26:36.95 26:43.75 26:44.00 26:59.54
Mel Brodt Invitational (Bowling Green, OH) Unknown IPFW Invitational Eastern Illinois Invitational (Charleston, IL) Mel Brodt Invitational (Bowling Green, OH) NCAA Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute, IN) All-Independent Championships Indiana Intercollegiantes (Terre Haute, IN) Notre Dame Invitational (South Bend, IN) Mel Brodt Invitational (Bowling Green, OH)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
33:02.60 33:06.66 33:13.20 33:26.83 33:30.40 33:49.60 33:52.00 34:04.30 34:20.80 34:24.50
Chile Pepper Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Chile Pepper Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (W.Lafayette) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Bloomington) GLVC Championship (Indianapolis, IN) Chile Pepper Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Chile Pepper Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) GLVC Championship (Edwardsville, IL) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Ypsilanti, MI) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Toledo,OH)
Hunter Paris Jeff Beam Randy Quirk Jason Sorg Ian Wilson Cody Brown Mike Ridenour Michael Watts Brandon Reichert Garrett Bradtmueller
Date 9/15/07 1983 9/11/10 9/21/01 9/11/04 10/19/02 10/29/05 9/17/99 10/3/03 9/15/07
10,000-Meters Ian Wilson Randy Quirk Cody Brown Hunter Paris Michael Watts Brandon Reichert Andrew Nelson Jeff Nidlinger Mike Ridenour Tony Zimmerman
Date 10/16/04 10/16/10 11/16/02 11/10/07 10/23/99 10/16/04 10/16/04 10/24/98 11/13/04 11/12/11
ALL-TIME WOMENâ€™S TOP-TEN PERFORMANCES 5,000-Meters Rank Name
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
17:36.00 17:44.00 17:56.15 18:19.33 18:21.60 18:30.49 18:36.00 18:38.00 18:38.63 18:44.44
Notre Dame Invitational (South Bend Notre Dame Invitational (South Bend Falcon Invitational (Bowling Green, OH) IPFW Invitational Chili Pepper Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Chili Pepper Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Mel Brodt Invitational (Bowling Green, OH) Notre Dame Invitational (South Bend, IN) IPFW Invitational Mel Brodt Invitational (Bowling Green, OH)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
20:54.90 21:04.70 21:53.50 22:04.10 22:11.10 22:15.38 22:15.90 22:16.10 22:31.90 22:41.80
Summit League Championships (Cent) Summit League Championships (Cent) NCAA Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute, IN) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Toledo,OH) Wisconsin Adidas Invitational NCAA Great Lakes Regional (BGSU) Summit League Championships (Cent) Summit League Championships (Cent) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Ypsilanti) NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Ypsilanti)
Crystina Martinez Crystal Martinez Ashley Ritchey Becca Selner Sarah Hutchings Felicia Mondry Lauren Simpson Mary Ballinger Jordan Tomecek Suzie Odipo
Date 10/3/08 10/3/08 10/14/06 9/11/10 10/16/10 10/16/10 9/11/04 9/29/06 9/11/10 9/15/07
6,000-Meters Crystina Martinez Crystal Martinez Ashley Ritchey Sarah Hutchings Jordan Tomecek Mary Ballinger Ali Paul Felicia Mondry Lauren Simpson Kristen Simpson
Date 11/1/08 11/1/08 10/15/05 11/12/11 10/2/10 11/11/06 11/1/08 11/1/08 11/13/04 11/13/04
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne is the largest public university in northeast Indiana, offering more than 200 prestigious IU and Purdue degrees and certificates. More than 13,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities pursue their education on our 662-acre campus. IPFW combines challenging academic programs with student-centered flexibility at an affordable price. The university’s exemplary standards in teaching and research provide unparalleled value for career preparation and professional development in an ever-changing global market. The university’s commitment to service makes it an economic, cultural, and societal leader in the region. IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. IPFW students have access to more than 175 degree and certificate options from Indiana University and Purdue University. Various schools within the university have also earned accreditation from other professional societies. Students have access to personalized and diverse learning experiences through student/faculty research projects, internships, study-abroad programs, cooperative education and distance learning. Students can expect academic rigor, innovative approaches, and a curriculum relevant to today’s world. Both universities carry traditions of excellence in humanities, fine arts, health sciences, social sciences, education, business, public affairs, natural and physical sciences, engineering, technology, and computer science. An undergraduate or graduate degree from IPFW provides valuable international recognition and credibility. Conveniently located on the banks of the St. Joseph River in Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second-largest city, IPFW is easily accessible to students from across northeastern Indiana, southern Michigan and northwestern Ohio. Off-campus courses and distance learning make IPFW even more accessible. Students have access to a wide range of technologies. Each of IPFW’s schools incorporates the latest innovations to teach students up-to-date skills necessary in today’s technology-driven economy. IPFW offers students a high return on their investment. Students have access to an excellent education with affordable tuition, and graduates earn internationally recognized and valued degrees. IPFW’s diverse faculty and student body offers access to a unique blend of cultures and life experiences unparalleled in northeastern Indiana. With an average class size of just 24, students can expect a high level of interaction with their professors. Most classes are taught by professors rather than graduate assistants. IPFW’s faculty is a unique mix of full-time and part-time teachers and researchers, scholars and artists, entrepreneurs and consultants. This combination offers IPFW students a unique learning environment. IPFW’s growing student body is a unique blend of ages, ethnicity, beliefs, and lifestyles. The average IPFW student is 25 years old; however, the ages of students range from 14 to 73. IPFW enjoys the diversity of students from nearly all 50 states and more than 70 countries. While focused on excellence in education, IPFW also provides the region with service-learning opportunities for students. Students, faculty, and staff also participate in numerous community projects. IPFW partners with various organizations to stimulate community growth and involvement.
The IPFW campus includes 20 classroom and support buildings on more than 660 acres of gently rolling, park-like grounds. The St. Joseph River runs through the middle of campus and its banks will soon be connected by the Ron Venderly Family Bridge, a pedestrian bridge allowing IPFW students access to the Hefner Soccer Fields, the Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum, The PLEX, and the River Greenway.
IPFWâ€™s Student Housing on the Waterfield Campus boasts eight apartment-style buildings that house 756 students in one-, two-, and four-bedroom, fully furnished apartments. Phase III of student housing was completed for the Fall 2010, bringing the number of beds to more than 1,200.
The Office of Student Affairs created the Ambassadon program to develop student leadership, spirit, and campus pride; therefore, the name â€œAmbassadonsâ€? was chosen to reflect the university mascot, the Mastodon. Ambassadons serve as hosts and hostesses at official university events; speak to university constituencies such as alumni, associates, and other friends of the university; represent IPFW at various events on campus and in northeast Indiana; host public officials at campus events; serve on faculty and university committees; and mentor new students.
The acoustically superb John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, designed by Fort Wayne-based Schenkel Shultz to serve the university and the community, features the 1,600-seat Auer Performance Hall, the 250-seat Rhinehart Recital Hall, and houses rehearsal halls, studios, and practice rooms for use by the IPFW Department of Music, the IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series, and community arts partners.
• College of Arts and Sciences • College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science • College of Health and Human Services • College of Visual and Performing Arts • School of Education • Richard T. Doermer School of Business and Management Sciences • Division of Continuing Studies • Division of Labor Studies • Division of Public and Environmental Affairs
IPFW offers nearly 200 Indiana University and Purdue University degree and certificate programs. The Indiana-Purdue partnership that created IPFW sustains a tradition of excellence and serves as the foundation for IPFW’s role as the largest provider of university-level programs in the area. This unique partnership provides services and linkages that support IPFW’s efforts to develop distinctive programs and practices and achieve national recognition for responsiveness to emerging needs in northeast Indiana.
• The Chapman Scholars Program will see its first graduating class in the spring of 2013. The program combines civic engagement opportunities with outstanding scholarship options for four freshmen entering IPFW each year. The program develops engaged scholars who understand that civic engagement is key to personal growth as well as the growth and strength of a community. Chapman Scholars receive tuition, fees, room, board, and textbooks for four years. High School students who meet the academic requirements and have applied to IPFW by Dec.15, 2012 are invited to compete for the Chapman Scholars award.
• Designed for students who want to get the most of their college education, the IPFW Honors Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program open to students of any major. Participation is voluntary, and students can begin the program at any point in their college career. Completion of the program requirements merits the reception of a certificate and a medal engraved with the student’s name, the only medal that is currently bestowed at the graduation ceremony.
• The Center for Academic Support and Advancement (CASA) provides an array of support services for promoting students’ academic success. Course-specific tutoring and computerbased tutorials develop understanding and proficiency while building confidence. Students can receive two hours per subject per week of FREE tutoring. With CASA, underprepared students can receive help to prepare, prepared students to advance, and advanced students to excel.
Some of Fort Wayne’s best attractions are in its wide array of places in which to eat—from single counter diners to elegant restaurants. And if retail therapy is for you, Fort Wayne boasts the largest shopping mall in the state, Glenbrook Square Mall.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is ranked as one of the top 10 in the country by Child Magazine, and both children and adults marvel at the wonders to see and experience at Science Central.
Fort Wayne is Indiana’s second largest city, boasting a population of more than 250,000 people. Nicknamed The Summit City because it’s one of the highest spots in the region, Fort Wayne is a family-friendly city that offers something for everyone. Visitors can trace their ancestors in the largest public genealogy department in the country at the Fort WayneAllen County Public Library. The city is the birthplace of inventions such as the washing machine, baking powder, calculator, juke box, television, breathalyzer, and refrigerator. It is also the city where stereo sound, the garbage disposal, magnetic wire, streetlights, and the gasoline pump were first created and manufactured. Fort Wayne is also the site of the first night baseball game played under the lights, the birthplace of the NBA Detroit Pistons, and the home of the Fort Wayne Daisies - the professional women’s baseball team featured in the movie, “A League of Their Own.”
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The arts are alive and well with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Performing Arts Center, touring shows at the historic Embassy Theatre, and much more.
was been named Americaâ€™s No. 1 minor league sports city, in the & Smithâ€™s Sports Business Journal, and is home to the leaguert Wayne TinCaps (single A affiliate of the San Diego Padres), omets hockey team, and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA-D League.
It all started about 10,000 years ago… That’s when mastodons roamed the southern Great Lakes region of North America. These stocky versions of modern elephants reached heights of about ten feet at the shoulder, with tusks that curved upward that were six feet or more in length. Mastodons were browsers who fed mostly on leaves and twigs from small trees and shrubs. One such mastodon found its final resting place about two miles south of Angola, Indiana, on land that would eventually become part of Orsie Routsong’s farm. In the fall of 1968, Routsong decided to expand a small pond on his property. An excavator was hired and instructed to pile the excavated material around the edge of the pond. Several days after the excavation was finished a heavy rain storm pounded the piles of dirt. The next day, a young neighbor boy of Routsong’s discovered a large bone in one of the dirt piles. Routsong knew it was something out of the ordinary, so he called Jack Sunderman, chair of the IPFW Geology Department, to identify the bone, and to ask for advice on what to do with it. Sunderman says his first question was, “How big is the bone,” with Routsong’s answer being “pretty big, maybe 3 or 4 feet long.” When Sunderman got to the farm, he identified the bone as a leg bone of a mastodon. He told Routsong a skeleton like this would have scientific and instructional value if a large portion of it could be located. Routsong agreed, and also agreed to have the IPFW Geology Department do the excavation. Sunderman got two more faculty members, Geoffrey Matthews and Bernd Erdtmann, and several geology students to help in the project. Using metal rods to probe through the sticky clay around the pond, the team located quite a number of rib bones, vertebrae, and leg bones; but the skull and tusks were missing. After they finished going through the clay piles around the
pond, the team decided to venture further out, into undisturbed ground, eventually striking a large, solid object. Sunderman says they were all amazed when they discovered the skull of the mastodon, including the cranium, the upper jaw, and both tusks. He recalled, The skull had been buried about four feet beneath the surface, and was upside down. The two tusks, about five feet long, were still in place—projecting from the skull! The team completed its excavation, still missing several leg and toe bones. At this point, they got help from an unexpected source: the Student Government Association. That group provided funds for an additional machine excavation that would double the size of the pond. Routsong agreed with the proposition and the machine excavation continued for a few more weeks. However, only a few small scraps of bones were found. After the original contracted time for the machine excavation ended, the operator independently decided to “go fishing” for bones for a few more hours. Sunderman picks up the story, Imagine our excitement when we, the Geology Department team, learned the excavator had uncovered a second mastodon! With one of his last scoops, the excavator had pulled up the skull of a baby mastodon! Unfortunately, Sunderman says that skull was not well preserved and had parts missing due to decay. After all the mastodon bones were collected, cleaned, and preserved, Routsong agreed to have the adult mastodon skeleton placed on permanent display at IPFW (pictured below); the skull of the baby mastodon is now on loan to Science Central. So that’s how the mastodon bones came to be encased in Kettler Hall; but how did the mastodon become IPFW’s mascot?
In the spring of 1970, The Communicator began a drive to come up with a mascot for IPFW. Some of the suggested choices included the Boiler-Hoosiers, Warhawks, Marauders, Frontiersmen, Pioneers, Elfs, and Hobbits. Those names and others came from student suggestions. The original plan was that students would vote on ballots published in The Communicator. At the same time the newspaper was running sample ballots, Steve Pettyjohn, who served as the student body president in 1968-69, wrote a letter to the editor about the school mascot. In his letter, Pettyjohn extolled the virtues of choosing the mastodon as IPFW’s mascot: “It sounds different, strange, and even icky (as one female student put it). That’s exactly why. It’s different and yes, even strange. I’m tired of slavishly copying what Bloomington, West Lafayette, and other big schools do. And I’m tired of these high school attitudes and high school nicknames…For God’s Sakes, let’s have the courage to be a little different.” In the meantime, former Indiana Congressman Mark Souder, who served as student body president in 1969-70, recalls being lobbied by the Geology Club to choose the mastodon: “…a group from the Geology Club burst into the Student Government office, led by Dr. Erdtmann and Dr. Sunderman. I know Mike Nusbaumer was involved both
as a student government leader and a geology club member.” According to Nusbaumer, “Souder appointed a committee in student government to select a name (I was a member of that committee) although he was lobbying hard for the mastodon.” Souder says he’s not sure who else was on the committee, but he does recall that the majority of the committee members favored the mastodon. After some discussion on the subject, Souder says a vote was taken by the committee and the mastodon came out the winner. Souder finished his recollection with these thoughts. “History shows that the advocacy of the geology club was correct. The fast, decisive action of the elected student government—though it did not please everyone and was not a precedent that the University desired to see—has also been upheld by history as IPFW regularly scores high in any list of unique university nicknames; even in this era when everybody strives to be different. We did it decades ago.”
On November 19, 2006, the inaugural class of honorees was inducted into the IPFW Athletics Hall of Fame (pict athletes, coaches, teams and supporters who have enhanced and reinforced the college’s commitment to excell below from left to right: Juan Diaz, Dan Gebhart, and Heather Teagarden.
CLASS OF 2006
Arnie Ball Volleyball Coach Lloy Ball ’05 Men’s Volleyball Kenneth J & Linda S. Balthaser Supporters Laura Douglas ’02 Women’s Volleyball Lindy (Jones) Fuelling ’96 Women’s Basketball Loren Gebert ’86 Men’s Volleyball Sean Gibson ’93 Men’s Basketball Mike Harper ’96 Men’s Soccer Tami (Isch) Henry ’02 Women’s Volleyball Lawrence Jordan ’90 Men’s Basketball Lawrence A. Lee Supporter Clara (Schortgen) Meyer ’84 Women’s Volleyball Lisa (Miller) McBride ’92 Women’s Basketball Mike Mungovan ’80 Baseball Rhonda (Unverferth) Osterhage ’86 Women’s Basketball Raul Papeleo ’93 Men’s Volleyball Bronn Pfeiffer ’87 Men’s Soccer David “Doc” Skelton Administrator Hector Soto ’00 Men’s Volleyball
CLASS OF 2007
Matt Hein ’02 Men’s Soccer Judy Yagodinski Kohrman ’87 Women’s Volleyball Joni Smith Price ’90 Women’s Volleyball Lisa Jo Zehr Morlan ’89 Women’s Volleyball Jay Golsteyn ’90 Men’s Volleyball Norman Almodovar ’94 Men’s Volleyball Fred Malcolm ’91 Men’s Volleyball Andy Piazza IPFW Head Men’s Basketball Coach Joanne Lantz Former IPFW Chancellor Arthur & Elizabeth “Betty” Friedel IPFW Supporters
tured below). The Hall of Fame was been established to celebrate the accomplishments of IPFW studentlence, and five years later now contains 43 members, including four honored this past December, pictured
CLASS OF 2008 Julie (Hefty) Price ’88 Jeff Richey ’01 Jeff Ptak ’03
CLASS OF 2009
CLASS OF 2010
Women’s Volleyball Chris Gisslen ’01 Men’s Soccer Shacina Hersey ’05 Men’s Volleyball Dan Mathews ’98 Dottie Porch ’98
CLASS OF 2011
Wendy (Recker) Pettis ’97 Women’s Basketball Rico Martin ’99 Baseball Juan Diaz ’97 Matt Zbyszewski ’05 Men’s Volleyball Dan Gebhart ’78 Lisa “Cheeks” Hormann ’92 Heather Teagarden ’96 Women’s Volleyball Player/Coach/Supporter Dr. Ed Leonard Pioneer/Supporter
Men’s Volleyball Women’s Soccer Baseball Women’s Volleyball
Men’s Soccer Men’s Basketball/Supporter Women’s Volleyball
SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES Vermillion, S.D.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS Brookings, S.D.
NEBRASKA OMAHA MAVERICKS Omaha, Neb.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON Fargo, N.D.
UMKC KANGAROOS Kansas City, Neb.
IPFW MASTODONS Fort Wayne, Ind.
WESTERN ILLINOIS LEATHERNECKS Macomb, Ill.
OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES Rochester, Mich.
IUPUI JAGUARS Indianapolis, Ind.
2011 MEN’S ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS
2011 WOMEN’S ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS
1. Southern Utah 2. North Dakota State 3. South Dakota State 4. UMKC 5. South Dakota 6. Oakland 7. IUPUI 8. Western Illinois 9. Oral Roberts 10. IPFW
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Cameron Levins Cosmas Ayabei Nate Jewkes Travis Fitzke Jeffrey Mettler Greg Vollmer Shadrack Koech
8. Zach Mathias 9. Trent Lusignan 10. Michael Castel 11. John Hart 12. Jared Ailts 13. Kenny Wall 14. Marty Joyce
48 95 100 110 116 129 137 221 244 294
Southern Utah UMKC Southern Utah North Dakota State South Dakota South Dakota State Oral Roberts
24:34.30 24:46.40 25:01.40 25:13.90 25:15.20 25:16.40 25:18.00
UMKC South Dakota State Western Illinois Southern Utah South Dakota State Oakland North Dakota State
25:19.50 25:30.20 25:31.20 25:40.50 25:44.90 25:55.40 25:52.70
1. North Dakota State 2. Southern Utah 3. UMKC 4. South Dakota State 5. South Dakota 6. Oral Roberts 7. Oakland 8. IUPUI 9. IPFW 10. Western Illinois
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Diana Medina Kristen Radcliff Sheilah Ndasym Brittni Hutton Sara Meiners Heidi Peterson Jordan Krahn
8. Jamie Smith 9. Jylian Jaloma 10. Rachel Zajac 11. Lia Jones 12. Maddie McClellan 13. Madalyn Jones 14. Danielle Burke
64 73 99 116 132 133 148 178 197 271
Southern Utah Oral Roberts Oral Roberts Oakland UMKC North Dakota State North Dakota State
21:37.75 21:47.42 22:00.73 22:06.40 22:08.45 22:20.48 22:21.98
Southern Utah UMKC IUPUI Oakland North Dakota State Southern Utah South Dakota State
22:24.88 22:28.69 22:31.75 22:32.51 22:36.52 22:38.43 22:40.67
NEWCOMER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
NEWCOMER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
South Dakota State
COACH OF THE YEAR RUNENRS OF THE WEEK September 6 Elijah Rono September 13 Zane Cooperider September 20 Cameron Levins September 27 Greg Vollmer October 4 Cameron Levins October 11 Cameron Levins October 18 Cameron Levins
Southern Utah IUPUI Southern Utah South Dakota State Southern Utah Southern Utah Southern Utah
North Dakota State
North Dakota State
COACH OF THE YEAR RUNENRS OF THE WEEK September 6 Kristen Radcliff September 13 Sarah Hutchings September 20 Diana Medina-Mitchell September 27 Heidi Peterson October 4 Diana Medina-Mitchell October 11 Diana Medina Mitchell October 18 Kristen Radcliff
Oral Roberts IPFW Southern Utah North Dakota State Southern Utah Southern Utah Oral Roberts
2012 IPFW Cross Country Media Guide