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Name Kaitlin Mills Samantha Thacker Brittney Via Haleigh Wilson Jessica Sanabria Heather Funk Mollie Kerns Ashley Gardner Brittany Willingham Chassity Ferry Alexis Arnett Logan Carter Patti Vinson Kristen Hutchinson Amber Brooks Lauren Stevenson Amanda Thacker Gina Pagano

Pos. IF IF/OF IF/P OF P C/OF IF/C UTI OF IF C P IF P IF OF C IF

Yr. Fy. Jr. So. Fy. Fy. Fy. Fy. Jr. Jr. Fy. So. So. Fy. So. Fy. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Ht. 5-5 R/R 5-6 L/R 5-3 R/R 5-4 R/R 5-5 R/R 5-5 R/R 5-4 R/R 5-4 R/R 5-3 R/L 5-8 R/R 5-8 R/R 5-5 R/R 5-3 R/R 5-9 R/R 5-9 R/R 5-4 L/L 5-11 R/R 5-2 R/R

Head Coach: Caroline Cubbage (2nd season) Assistant Coaches: Tony Campbell, Nicole Wade Manager: Mason Holle

Hometown/High School Floyd, VA/Floyd Co. Madison Heights, VA/Holy Cross Charlottesville, VA/Monticello Stuart, VA/Patrick Co. Burgaw, NC/Pender Buchanan, VA/Floyd Co. Broad Run, VA/Fauquier Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge Glen Burnie, MD/Glen Burnie Melfa, VA/Nandua Virginia Beach, VA/First Colonial Richmond, VA/Midlothian Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette Rockville, MD/Richard Montgomery Roanoke, VA/Hidden Valley Virginia Beach, VA/Tallwood Madison Heights, VA/Holy Cross Hopewell, NJ/Hopewell Valley


Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 - Roster 3 - Table of Contents/Media Requests 4 - Randolph Staff/Athletic Director 5 - Head Coach Caroline Cubbage 6 - Assistant Coaches 7 - 2010-11 Statistics 8 - 2011-12 Preview 9 - ODAC Conference 10 - Randolph Facilities 11 - Player Bio Page 12 - Gina Pagano/Ashley Gardner 13 - Lauren Stevenson/Amanda Thacker 14 - Samantha Thacker/Brittany Willingham 15 - Alexis Arnett/Logan Carter 16 - Kristen Hutchinson/Brittney Via 17 - Amber Brooks/Chassity Ferry/Heather Funk/Mollie Kerns 18 - Kaitlin Mills/Jessica Sanabria/Patti Vinson/Haleigh Wilson 19 - Records Page 20-21 - All-Time Records 22 - Season Records 23 - Individual Game Records 24-25 - This is Randolph College 26 - City of Lynchburg 27 - This is Randolph Softball Back Cover - 2012 Schedule Quick Facts Location: Lynchburg, Virginia 24503 Founded: 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Nickname: WildCats Affiliation: NCAA Division III Conference: Old Dominion Athletic Conference President: John E. Klein Athletic Director: Tina L. Hill Admin. Assistant: Susan Johnson Field: Randolph Softball Field Athletic Dept. Phone: 434-947-8536 Head Coach: Caroline Cubbage (Lynchburg, 2007/2nd Season) Softball Phone: 434-947-8512 Assistant Coaches: Tony Campbell, Nicole Wade 2010-11 ODAC Finish: 22-19/7-11 (8th) SID: Jamie Chagnon E-Mail: jchagnon@randolphcollege.edu Office Phone: 434-947-8540 2012 Softball Media Guide Credits

Photography: John Shupe, Jamie Chagnon Layout and Design: Jamie Chagnon Cover Design: Jamie Chagnon Special Thanks to Dave Blount, webmaster for Randolph

Media Requests Media Requests - Members of the media have seating available at courtside. Requests for seats must be made at least 24 hours before all home contests. No credentials are needed, though, we do ask that you contact Sports Information Director Jamie Chagnon by phone or e-mail to ask for courtside seating. Post-Game Interviews -All players and coaches will be made available for post-game media interviews following a 10-minute cooling down period. Postgame interviews will be down on-site either on court or in the locker room. Interviews with both institution players or coaches must be set up through the SID or team representative. Mid-Week Interviews -Mid-week interviews with players and coaches must be arranged through the Randolph Sports Information Office. The best time to interview coaches is Monday through Friday in the mornings. All mid-week interviews will take place in the office of the team’s head coach. Phone interviews are also permissible. Phone/Internet Services -Wireless internet at the table and press box is available for those that have a laptop through the Randolph College guest sign-on, as well as hard line internet in the “crow’s nest” and press box. Phones are available in the Sports Information Office for business calls only. Fax services are also available in the main lobby for working media and visiting team personnel. Questions? -For further information or if you have questions, please contact Jamie Chagnon at 434-947-8540. Media Carriers - Lynchburg News & Advance - 800-275-8831 PO Box 10129, 101 Wyndale Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24501 - Roanoke Times - 540-981-3221 PO Box 2491, 201 W. Campbell SW, Roanoke, VA 24010 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - 800-488-1885 PO Box 85333, 333 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23293 TV Carriers - WSET-TV 13 (ABC) - 434-528-1313 PO Box 11588, Lynchburg, VA 24506


RANDOLPH STAFF/AD Randolph Staff Admissions Office Financial Aid Department Registrar’s Office Alumnae/Alumni House Dean of Students Office

Tina L. Hill

800-745-7692 434-947-8316 434-947-8143 434-947-8102 434-947-8119

Director of Athletics Tina Hill began her fourth year as Athletics Director at Randolph College in 2011-2012. Hill has spent the past 19 years in the field of NCAA Division III athletics, having worked at Cornell College, California Lutheran University,

Athletics Department Director of Athletics Tina L. Hill 434-947-8537 Administrative Assistant Susan Johnson 434-947-8536 Head Athletic Trainer Carolyn Sarson 434-947-8541 Assistant Athletic Trainer Ryan Wildenhain 434-947-8312 Men’s Basketball Clay Nunley 434-947-8487 Women’s Basketball Allison Nichols 434-947-8313 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Cat Phillips 434-947-8362 Men’s Lacrosse Andy Sinclair 434-947-8318 Women’s Lacrosse Alexis Wagner 434-485-8063 Riding Chris Mitchell 434-384-3231 Tamara Wenning 434-384-3231 Men’s Soccer Bryan Waggoner 434-947-8520 Women’s Soccer Kevin Porterfield 434-947-8538 Softball Caroline Cubbage 434-947-8512 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Jamie Megginson 434-947-8363 Volleyball Johnathan Willis 434-947-8339

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and Elizabethtown College. Prior to her arrival at Randolph, Hill served as the director of athletics at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, for five years. As the Ram’s first full-time athletics director, she was responsible for the complete administration of the college’s 19 NCAA varsity sports as well as its intramural program. Before her time at Cornell College, Hill served as the associate director of athletics at California Lutheran University from 1997-2002. During that time, she assisted with the administration of the university’s 15-sport athletics program. From 1990-1997 Hill worked at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. She began her career with the Blue Jays as an intern before eventually serving as the associate director of athletics and as a staff instructor in physical education during her final four years at the college. Hill received her B.S. in physical education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her M.S. in sports management from the University of Richmond. As an undergraduate at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Hill was a two-time first team all-conference volleyball player. As the Randolph College Director of Athletics, Hill coordinates the daily operations as well as the long-term objectives of the WildCats’13-sport intercollegiate athletics program. Hill is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators and National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. She has served on various NCAA and conference committees, including a term as the chair of the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Committee.


Head CoaCh Caroline Cubbage Caroline Cubbage Head Softball Coach Caroline Cubbage will enter her second season as the Randolph College softball coach in 2012 after joining the staff in the summer of 2010. Cubbage had a fantastic first campaign for the WildCats in 2011, as she led Randolph to its first ODAC Tournament Final in program history. She helped accumulate 22 wins which set a program and school record. Three players earned All-ODAC honors, including one All-ODAC first teamer.

Cubbage came to the WildCats after serving as head coach for one season at Concordia University in Seward, NE. She led the Bulldogs to a 24-18 overall mark in 2010, going 12-12 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

The Bridgewater, VA native also served as a graduate assistant coach at Ball State University in Muncie, IN for two seasons, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Sport Administration in 2009. While at BSU, she assisted with the offense and was also in charge of the academic progress of all of the student-athletes.

Caroline Cubbage is no stranger to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), as she was a three-time Division III All-American at nearby Lynchburg College, twice earning ODAC Player of the Year honors. She held a career .458 batting average, while sporting 12 individual records at Lynchburg and two ODAC records, including homers (38) and on-base percentage (.563). Cubbage graduated from Lynchburg with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management in 2007.

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ASSISTANT Coaches Tony Campbell Assistant softball Coach Tony Campbell finished his second season with the WildCats as assistant coach in 2011. Campbell has over 25 years of experience coaching softball at various different levels of competition. Campbell is no stranger to the Lynchburg area having served as the head coach at nearby Sweet Briar College the past eight seasons. Prior to his time at Sweet Briar, Campbell coached on the summer travel circuit for eight years with two different clubs. He also coached at Amherst County High School for seven seasons.

Nicole Wade Pitching Coach Nicole Wade joins the Randolph College softball staff for the 2012 season. Wade comes to the WildCats after serving as the assistant coach at local Jefferson Forest High School for the 2011 season. Prior to 2011, Wade was a four-year letter winner for the Royals of Eastern Mennonite University. Wade was a pitcher for the Royals, and is littered on the single-season and career pitching records at EMU. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite in 2010 with a bacholor of sciences degree with a major in business administration and a minor in finance.

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2011 Season STATS Randolph College Softball 2011 Statistics Summary for Randolph College (as of Feb 29, 2012) (All games) Record: 22-19 Home: 7-9 Away: 5-5 Neutral: 10-5 ODAC: 7-11 Date Opponent

2/20 2/20 2/26 2/26 2/27 2/27 3/4 3/4 3/5 3/5 3/7 3/7 3/8 3/8 3/9 3/9 *3/12 *3/12 *3/16 *3/16 *3/19 *3/19 *3/20 *3/20 *3/26 *3/26 *4/2 *4/2 *4/3 *4/3 *4/9 *4/9 4/14 4/14 *4/17 *4/17 4/21 4/21 4/22 4/22 4/23

at Meredith at Meredith AVERETT UNIVERSITY AVERETT UNIVERSITY SHENANDOAH SHENANDOAH vs Peace College vs Maine-Farmington vs Chris. Newport vs Pitt-Greensburg vs SUNYIT vs Penn College vs King's College vs Dakota State vs Eastern University vs Penn St. Harrisburg at Randolph-Macon at Randolph-Macon at Lynchburg College at Lynchburg College BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE at Emory & Henry at Emory & Henry VIRGINIA WESLEYAN VIRGINIA WESLEYAN SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE ROANOKE COLLEGE ROANOKE COLLEGE GUILFORD COLLEGE GUILFORD COLLEGE SOUTHERN VIRGINIA SOUTHERN VIRGINIA at Eastern Mennonite at Eastern Mennonite vs Eastern Mennonite vs Guilford College vs Virginia Wesleyan vs Bridgewater College vs Virginia Wesleyan

Score

8-4 L 5-7 W 11-5 W 14-11 L 0-4 L 3-5 W 3-1 W 13-4 L 0-3 W 14-3 W 8-0 W 16-1 W 8-1 L 3-5 L 2-3 W 9-1 L 1-2 L 4-10 W 3-2 W 7-1 L 0-10 L 3-7 W 11-2 L 7-9 L 0-9 W 6-2 W 16-0 W 11-3 L 0-7 L 1-11 L 1-4 L 5-10 W 8-3 W 7-0 L 7-12 W 9-7 W 6-4 W 11-4 L 0-1 W 6-3 L 0-7 W

Player

21 Lauren Stevenso 22 Tianna Strassner 12 Brittany Willingh 11 Ashley Gardner 15 Alexis Arnett 19 Kristen Hutchins 8 Julie Helton 6 Brittany Via 25 Gina Pagano -------------------14 Kelsey Abell 20 Shelbie West 4 Samantha Thack 16 Logan Carter 13 Brandie Witt

avg gp-gs 41-41 39-39 41-41 41-41 41-41 37-34 39-39 40-40 41-40

ab

r

141 139 138 139 95 85 110 105 111

43 42 39 29 10 11 20 15 17

.375 6-1 .333 6-1 .265 32-20 .080 13-5 .000 16-0

8 6 49 25 1

. 440 . 396 . 391 .309 .295 . 282 .273 .267 .261

2b

3b

62 1 55 7 54 17 43 7 28 5 24 1 30 7 28 9 29 5

h

4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

0 1 5 5 0 5 1 1 1

13 14 49 42 5 14 20 19 14

13 11 14 12 9 15 13 20 7

0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 2

1 0 2 0 0

0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0

4 2 4 3 0

0 0 2 1 0

1 0 1 1 0

1 3 1 2 8 13 3 2 8 0

hr rbi

bb hbp

so sb-att 7 30-31 7 20-24 7 19-20 20 14-16 24 0-0 28 0-0 22 1-2 21 5-7 11 0-0

3 1 5 9 1

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2

Totals

.324

41

1152

247

373

62

7

19

203

117

12

166 91-102

Opponents

.310

41

1091

188

338

60

1

30

159

83

14

166 43-53

LOB - Team (274), Opp (249). DPs turned - Team (14), Opp (14). IBB - Team (1), Hutchinson 1. Player

w-l

app gs cg sh sv

3.47 9-9

23 18 6 1 1

0. 0 0 3. 8 1 3. 9 0 4. 3 9

0-0 7-4 4-6 2-0

1 27 15 12

Totals

3. 72

Opponents

5. 04

19 Kristen Hutchins -------------------11 Ashley Gardner 16 Logan Carter 6 Brittany Via 20 Shelbie West

era

0 10 11 2

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

101.0 121 70 50 37 68

0 3 2 0

0 0 0 0

0 4 0 0

2.0 2 0 0 0 0 71.2 91 61 39 27 47 66.1 95 40 37 12 39 22.1 29 17 14 7 12

22-19

41 41 11

3

5

263.1

338

188

140

83

166

19-22

41 41 25

7

0

262.2

373

247

189

117

166

PB - Team (14), Arnett 14, Opp (9). Pickoffs - Team (1), Arnett 1. SBA/ATT Arnett (43-53), Hutchinson (20-25), Via (11-13), Carter (6-9), West (6-6). Score by innings Randolph College Opponents

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 48 42 39 21 48 28 18 19 17 51 33 30 25 10

8 0 2

9 3 1

Total 247 188

Win-loss breakouts: Day 20-19; Night 2-0; vs Left 0-1; vs Right 22-18; 1-run games 1-3; 2-run games 3-4; 5+run games 14-8; Extra inns 1-2; Shutouts 3-7. Current streak: Lost 1; Longest winning streak: 4; Longest losing streak: 4. Attendance: Home 835 (avg 55); Away 2143 (avg 85); Total 2978 (avg 74).

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11-12 SEASON Preview

LYNCHBURG, VA – Last year was a banner year for the Randolph College softball program, as the WildCats advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic

Conference (ODAC) Tournament championship contest, setting the program record for wins in a season with 22.

While it would be easy to dwell on the successes of last year, second year head coach Caroline Cubbage understands that taking the next step to

perennial contenders is just as hard as taking the previous step to being competitive in the strong Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Randolph was picked seventh in this year’s league’s preseason poll.

“I think it’s important for us to focus all season, not just in the tournament,” said Cubbage. “It was great what we did at the end of last season, but I’d

like to see us improve in the conference during the year. There are a lot of good teams in this league, and I think we’re one of them.”

The finish to last year’s squad wasn’t the only highlight throughout the season, as the WildCats knocked off in-town rival Lynchburg College twice,

beating LC for the first time in school history. Randolph also beat Bridgewater College for the first time ever in the tournament, as well as Eastern Mennonite University.

There is a lot of optimism about this year’s team, since the team returns seven starters and its top three pitchers from a season ago. Expectations

are high within this team, and understandably after last year. “We set a lot of new expectations for ourselves,” said Lauren Stevenson (Virginia Beach, VA/Tallwood). “We think an ODAC championship is something we should be working towards.”

Stevenson is one of the leaders on this squad, and will return as a junior this season after earning first-team All-ODAC as a sophomore as well as

first-team all-state. She will bat leadoff for the WildCats after hitting .440 while breaking the Randolph record for consecutive games with a hit with 21.

Fellow outfielder and junior Brittany Willingham (Glen Burnie, MD/Glen Burnie) has put together a monster career during only two years at Randolph,

but sometimes goes unnoticed by others outside the team because of her reserved demeanor. Willingham hit .391 with five homers and a league-best 49 RBI last season. She also didn’t make an error all season and was successful on all but one of her 20 stolen base attempts.”

“Both are juniors this year, and we are expecting them both to have solid years,” said Cubbage. “Lauren brings speed to the lineup; leadership-wise

they bring different things as well. They both pride themselves on getting the job done, Lauren in more of a more vocal manor and Brittany more of by example.”

Also returning to the fold this season will be shortstop and fellow junior Ashley Gardner (Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge). Gardner is an athletic, strong

player and has a great arm and strong range. She also showed some power at the plate last year, blasting five homers and posting 42 RBI. Cubbage expects another strong season from her.

“I think she’s an all-around phenomenal athlete,” said Cubbage. “I’d like to really see her embrace the opportunity at shortstop. I feel like she’s really

more comfortable this year there, she’s got one of the better swings on the team and I want to see her come through some big hits this season.

Another luxury that the WildCats will have this season that they didn’t have last year was a senior. That senior will be Gina Pagano (Hopewell, NJ/

Hopewell Valley), and her impact on the team has been felt in many ways thus far.

“Pagano is one of those kids that has a true love for this institution and its softball program,” said Cubbage. “She works tireless at her position and wants nothing more for the team to be successful. Gina

is a good example for the younger players for her work ethic and determination.”

Staying in the infield, newcomers will have a chance to push for starting spots early on. Going across the diamond, look for first-year Chassity Ferry (Melfa, VA/Nandua) and Jessica Sanabria (Burgaw, NC/

Pender) to get a lot of reps at the position. “I think Chassity will definitely have a chance to step in at first base and do some good things,” said Cubbage.

Ferry is a strong, big target at first base and has very good hands around the bag. She also should be an immediate presence at the plate. Sanabria will play some outfield as well as first base, but her

main spot will be in the circle for the WildCats.

At second base, sophomore Brittney Via (Charlottesville, VA/Monticello) returns after a solid first-year campaign that saw her hit .267 while setting the school record for walks with 20. She also was very

strong at second base, committing only six errors all season.

She will have some competition at second though, as newcomers Kaitlin Mills (Floyd, VA/Floyd Co.) and Amber Brooks (Roanoke, VA/Hidden Valley) both have promise and should each see at-bats when

Via is on the mound. Brooks and Mills each have good size and are very athletic, plus each can handle the bat well.

Swinging around to third base, Pagano and first-year Patti Vinson (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette) will each get an opportunity at the hot corner. Pagano is consistent and steady, while Vinson has a lot of pop

in her bat and has a good arm from third.

Transitioning to the outfield, two spots are set with Stevenson in left field and Willingham in centerfield. Junior Samantha Thacker (Madison Heights, VA/Holy Cross) and first-year Haleigh Wilson (Stuary,

VA/Patrick Co.) are competing for the starting position in right field. Thacker hit .265 in 32 games last year.

First-year Heather Funk (Buchanan, VA/Floyd Co.) was expected to play a role in the outfield in 2012, but a foot injury looks to have sidelined her for the season. Moving to behind the dish, the WildCats will

have a nice rotation that features sophomore Alexis Arnett (Virginia Beach, VA/First Colonial), junior Amanda Thacker (Madison Heights, VA/Holy Cross) and first-year Mollie Kerns (Broad Run, VA/Fauquier).

Arnett played every single inning last year for the WildCats, and had a nice season hitting .295 with five doubles. Thacker returns from labrum surgery that kept her out all of last year’s campaign, while

Kerns is athletic and can play multiple positions for Randolph.

Moving to the rubber, Randolph is fortunate to have their top three arms back in Kristin Hutchinson (Rockville, VA/Richard Montgomery), Via and Logan Carter (Richmond, VA/Midlothian). Also, Sanabria

will be counted on to throw big time innings for the WildCats.

“Jessica is one of those kids that, both of her parents player Division I, she just has a lot of god given athletic ability,” said Cubbage. “She’s a pitcher that can hit a little bit and is among our faster players.”

Hutchinson earned second-team all-state last year as a utility player after going 9-9 in the circle with a 3.47 earned run average. She also hit five homers and batted .282. Via came into her own late in the

season, as did Carter who posted a 3.81 earned run average and will be the team’s late inning reliever and closer this season.

Coach knows that the integration of the eight new faces on the team will be important, but she also knows it’s up to the returners to lighten the load for the first-years. “Having eight first-years, I can say

great things about all of them,” said Cubbage. “Not expecting the world out of them, but I think they have a great opportunity to come in and make an impact.”

The season’s schedule may be one of the toughest in program history, highlighted by a trip to Virginia Beach, VA to take part in the annual Virginia Wesleyan College Beach Blast. Over 20 teams come

down to take part, and the WildCats were lucky enough to draw strong squads in Washington College (MD), Frostburg State University (MD) and Stevenson University as well as perennial national power Salisbury University. Cubbage knows it’s an opportunity to test her squad.

“We’re going to be tested early this season, which is fine,” said the head coach. “I’ve told them that they’re going to have to step up their game from March 1 on, just to get through this tournament. There

will not be one game we can just walk through.”

Looking at the rest of the schedule, home games will dominate the March slate as Randolph is hope for six straight dates, including the ODAC opener Thursday, March 22 against Lynchburg College. After

March though, Randolph will head out on the road, finishing the year with five of seven conference doubleheaders on the road.

“The ODAC is a very challenging conference, usually one through nine, it doesn’t really matter any team can win,” said Willingham. “On any given day, any team can come out and get a win so it’s a chal-

lenge because you never know who’s going to show up.”

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ODAC CONFERENCE History of the ODAC

Celebrating its 36th year of operations, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference

(ODAC) is one of the nation's largest Division III conferences. The 14-member ODAC, including one associate member, stands as the second-largest multi-sport NCAA Division III conference in the country.

The league was formed on May 18, 1975 as the Virginia College Conference

and began operations in September of 1976. (The name chane to Old Dominion Athletic Conference became effective January 1, 1976). Charter members were eight colleges located in the state of Virginia: Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Lynchburg College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College and Washington and Lee University.

From its initial year of operation through the 1981-82 academic year, the ODAC sponsored competition in 10 men's varsity sports,

including football, soccer, and cross country in the fall; basketball, wrestling, and indoor track and field in the winter; and baseball, golf, tennis, and outdoor track and field in the spring. Women's sports were added prior to the 1982-83 school year. Today, the ODAC has grown to sponsor championships in 22 sports (10 men and 12 women) and houses nine full-time coeducational institutions with three single-gender schools making up the current 13 full-time members.

The conference expanded in the late 1980s, early 1990s and most recently in 1999. Virginia Wesleyan became the 13th member of

the conference in 1988 and began full-scale competition in the league in the 1989-90 academic year. Guilford College, voted into the conference in the spring of 1990, began competing for conference championships in the 1991-92 season. The Catholic University of America (DC) was accepted for associate membership in football on January 12, 1999, and just recently Shenandoah University accepted an invitation to join the ODAC ful-time in 2012-13.

Over the past 17 years the conference and the City of Salem, Va., have gained national attention through hosting five NCAA Division

III championships in football, men's basketball, softball, baseball, women's lacrosse and volleyball. The growing list of titles passed out in Salem began in the fall of 1993 with the DIII Football Championship. Through the 2009-10 academic year, the conference and city have hosted 49 NCAA Division III Championships since the '93 Stagg Bowl. This year, the two will serve as hosts to the DIII football, men's basketball and softball championships. Governance:

The Conference is governed by a 13-member presidential body consisting of all of the full-time members' CEOs. Dr. Billy Greer of

Virginia Wesleyan is the chair of the ODAC Presidents' Council. In addition to presidential leadership, the conference's day-to-day operations are supervised by its Board of Directors, which consists of all conference member Directors of Athletics. Eastern Mennonite Director of Athletics Dave King serves as the current Board President with Virginia Wesleyan's Joanne Renn serving as President-Elect. Location:

The conference office is located in Forest, Virginia

at 16001 Suite B Forest Road.

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RANDOLPH FACILITIES

Randolph Softball Field The Randolph College Softball Field is located on near the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College and has some of the best sitelines for play in all of the league. The field has a Bermude outfield, while seating is available behind the backstop as well as well as down the lines. The fence measures 225’ all the way around, which is standard around NCAA softball. The facility is equipped with a batting cage behind the right field fence and also has bullpens recently added to the home side.

Randolph Tennis Courts The brand-new Randolph Tennis Courts were recently finished in late summer of 2011 and now among the nicest facilities in all of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The eight courts can accomodate men’s and women’s matches simultanously, while also providing a great natural setting to watch. The fencing and netting were also replaced as part of the court refurbishment.

WildCat Stadium This new facility was completed in 2009 and plays host to the men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams. WildCat Stadium features a FieldTurf surface which plays like grass but can withstand the pounding of sporting events and intramural contests year round. Also, the field is surrounded by a state-of-theart eight lane track which is used for exercise and training purposes. The Stadium also has a scoreboard and flag presenttion straight across from the seating areas, which are elevated for a superb view of the action. Restrooms are located atop the plaza adjacent to the press box, which features wireless internet. WildCat stadium also boasts one of the more beautiful places to play in the league, with trees surrounding the north and west sides of the Stadium.

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Seniors/Juniors Gina Pagano

AShley Gardner

Position: .................Infield Ht./Wt.:...................5-2 Year:........................Senior Experience..............3V Hometown:..............Hopewell, New Jersey High School:............Hopewell Valley

Position: .................Infield Ht./Wt.:...................5-4 Year:........................Junior Experience..............2V Hometown:..............Ashburn, Virginia High School:............Stone Bridge

2011: Had a strong comeback year as she hit .261 ... led the team with four sacrifice bunts ... had five doubles on the year ... hit one homer, a two-run shot at Lynchburg ... had four multi-hit contests, two coming at Emory & Henry ... played a strong third base all season ... team leader for young squad. Career to Date: Has had a solid career for the WildCats ... hit .312 for her career coming into the 2012 season ... made only eight errors all of the 2011 season ... Pagano returned to the diamond after a year as a manager

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in 2010... had a solid 2008, hitting .333 in 27 at-bats... posted one double. High School: Was a three-year starter for Hopewell Valley High School...team captain as a senior. Personal: Is the daughter of Al and Barbara Pagano... has three brothers, Angelo, John and Matt... sociology major.

For Pagano’s Career Stats, Click Here

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2011 All-ODAC Honorable Mention 2011: Started and played in all 41 games as a sophomore ... batted .307 on the year ... tied for the team lead with five homers ... finished with 14 stolen bases ... second on the team with 42 RBI ... had 13 multi-hit performances, including a four hit, five RBI performance against Averett ... tossed two innings against Southern Virginia in the circle. High School: Was a standout softball performer at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA... was a four-year starter and two-year

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captain...was a three-year All-Liberty District honoree...honorable mention all-state as a senior. Personal: Ashley is the daughter of Curtis Gardner and Rose Ann Barrey...has one sister, Lindsay...is a sociology major.

For Gardner’s Career Stats, Click Here


Juniors Lauren Stevenson

Amanda Thacker

Position: .................Outfield Ht./Wt.:...................5-4 Year:........................Junior Experience..............2V Hometown:..............Virginia Beach, Virginia High School:............Tallwood

Position: .................Catcher Ht./Wt.:...................5-10 Year:........................Junior Experience..............1V Hometown:..............Madison Heights, Virginia High School:............Holy Cross

2011 All-ODAC First Team 2011 All-Atlantic Region Second Team 2011 VaSID All-State First Team. 2011: Had a huge season for the WildCats ... posted 62 hits on the year, best in the ODAC ... finished with a .440 batting average, which was fourth in the league ... posted a 21game hitting streak, which set a new Randolph record ... led the ODAC with four triples ... scored a conferencebest 43 runs ... got on-base at a .487 clip ... led the WildCats in average, on-base percentage, runs, hits, and

2011: Suffered a injured shoulder which kept her sidelined the entire season ... helped out by charting and calling pitches. Career to Date: Amanda enters her junior season after playing in all 43 games as a first-year...hit .222 with four doubles and eight RBI in 2010... made just four errors all season. High School: Was a four-year letter winner in softball, also competing in volleyball and basketball...was a two-year captain at Holy Cross Regional. Personal: Is the daughter of Tommy and Anderia Thacker...has one brother,

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stolen bases ... caught stealing only once in 31 attempts ... broke the school single season record for stolen bases with 30 and also eclipsed the career mark with 41 ... had hits in 36 of 41 games this season. High School: Was a three-year starter and letter-winner at Tallwood High. Personal: Is the daughter of Kevin and Liz Stevenson...has two sisters, Hannah and Audrey...is a business major.

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T.C., and one sister, Samantha... sister Samantha is also a member of the WildCat softball team...is a biology major with a pre-med emphasis.

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Juniors Samantha Thacker

Brittany Willingham

Position: .................Utility Ht./Wt.:...................5-6 Year:........................Junior Experience..............2V Hometown:..............Madison Heights, Virginia High School:............Holy Cross

Position: .................Outfield Ht./Wt.:...................5-3 Year:........................Junior Experience..............2V Hometown:..............Glen Burnie, Maryland High School:............Glen Burnie

2011: Had a solid sophomore season for the WildCats ... hit .265 in her first season ... played in 32 games, starting 20 ... had two doubles and just missed a homer against Sweet Briar ... made just one error all season ... had multi-hit games against four teams. High School: Was a three-sport letter winner in softball, also competing in volleyball and basketball...was a two-year captain at Holy Cross Regional. Personal: Is the daughter of Tommy and Anderia Thacker... has one brother, T.C., and one sister,

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Amanda...sister Amanda is also a member of the WildCat softball team...is a sociology major.

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2011 Virginia AllState Second Team 2011 All-ODAC Second Team 2011 All-ODAC Tournament Team 2010 All-ODAC Second Team ... 2010 VaSID All-State Second Team. 2011: Continued her reign as one of the best hitters in the ODAC ... finished with a .391 batting average, which was 12th in the ODAC ... had 49 RBI, tops in the ODAC ... also led the conference with 17 doubles ... tied for the team lead with five long balls ... fourth in the ODAC with 19 stolen bases ... posted three hits,

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three runs and four RBI in a win over VWC on Mar. 26 ... had five games with three or more hits ... had 15 multi-RBI games, best on the team. High School: Played for three seasons for Glen Burnie High School in Maryland...was a captain her senior season. Personal: Brittany is the daughter of Don and Lynn Willingham... is majoring in psychology.

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Sophomores Alexis Arnett

Logan Carter

Position: .................Catcher Ht./Wt.:...................5-8 Year:........................Sophomore Experience..............1V Hometown:..............Virginia Beach, Virginia High School:............First Colonial

Position: .................Pitcher Ht./Wt.:...................5-5-5 Year:........................Sophomore Experience..............1V Hometown:..............Richmond, Virginia High School:............Midlothian

2011: Won the ironman award this year, catching every inning for the WildCats, despite leg issues ... hit .295 for Randolph, doubling five times ... drove in five runs on the season ... had three hits in game one against Sweet Briar ... posted six multi-hit affairs ... threw out 10 attempted base stealers. High School: Starred for two seasons at First Colonial High in Virginia Beach. Personal:Is the daughter of Porter and Carol Arnett...has one sister, Tori, and one brother, Josh...psychology major.

2011: Had a solid first campaign as a WildCat ... was the top pitcher for the Randolph down the stretch ... tossed 71.2 innings on the year in 27 appearances ... allowed only one earned run her last 12 frames of work ... struck out a season-high 10 against Sweet Briar ... second in the league in saves with four ... third in appearances in the ODAC ... had 25 at-bats as a firstyear ... got her first collegiate hit Apr. 2 against Sweet Briar. High School: Was a one-year letter winner at Midlothian High School...was named

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second-team all-district as a senior... her club team, the Richmond Elite won the national champtionship back in 2008. Personal: Is the daughter of Michael and Michele Carter...has one sister, Ashley...is a history major.

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Sophomores Kristen Hutchinson

Brittney Via

Position: .................Pitcher Ht./Wt.:...................5-9 Year:........................Sophomore Experience..............1V Hometown:..............Rockville, Maryland High School:............Richard Montgomery

Position: .................Infield/Pitcher Ht./Wt.:...................5-3 Year:........................Sophomore Experience..............1V Hometown:..............Charlottesville, Virginia High School:............Monticello

2011 All-State Second Team - Utility 2011: Was a dual threat for the WildCats, starting at designated player and in the circle for Randolph ... hit .282 on the season while tying for the team-lead with five homers ... had a huge game against King’s, connected for two homers and four hits, driving in four ... had four hits against Averett on Feb. 26 ... appeared in 23 games in the circle, getting 18 starts ... led the team with nine wins ... got her first collegiate win against Meredith on opening day ... tossed a team-best

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101 innings ... struck out a seasonhigh 11 against Eastern March 9. High School: Was a fouryear letter winner and two-year captain for Richard Montgomery HS and head coach Watson Palmer...was a three-time first-team All-Gazette honoree...honorable mention AllMet (Washington Post) twice...team MVP in 2008 and 2009. Personal: Is the daughter of Michael and Kim Hutchinson...has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Haley... biology major.

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2011: Was a starter all season at second base and had a strong campaign ... hit .267 on the year ... had nine doubles ... connected on a three-run walkoff homer in Myrtle Beach against SUNYIT ... had a team-high and conference best of 20 free passes ... posted season-high of three hits against Maine-Farmington ... also pitched 66.1 innings for Randolph ... was stellar in a win over VWC at home, going the distance allowing no earned runs, striking out seven ... was brilliant in a win over Lynchburg ... allowed only

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one earned run to National Championship runner-up Christopher Newport over five innings ... finished with a 4-6 record. High School: Started and lettered all four seasons for head coach Beth Humphrey and Monticello High...senior captain...was a two-time firstteam all-district performer. Personal: Is the daughter of Swayne and Deborah Via...has one sister, Victoria, and one brother, Alex... majoring in math.

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Newcomers Amber Brooks Position: .................Infield Ht.:...........................5-9 Year:........................First-year Experience..............HS Hometown:..............Roanoke, Virginia High School:............Hidden Valley The Book on Brooks: Has great size for a middle infielder ... solid speed and range for the WildCats in the middle ... good contact hitter ... needs to improve her bat ... should see action as a defensive replacement, pinch runner with the occasional spot start ... will need to work to get into the starting lineup consistently ... tons of potential though. Before Randolph: Was a three-year starter for the Titans of Hidden Valley High School.

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For Brooks’ Career Stats, Click Here Heather Funk Position: .................Catcher/Outfield Ht.:...........................5-4 Year:........................First-year Experience..............HS Hometown:..............Buchanan, Virginia. High School:............Floyd Country The Book on Funk: Suffering from a season-ending injury ... will be with the team this season though ... great team player ... was going to get playing time before her injury ... should return in 2013. Before Randolph: Was a three-year letter winner for both the Buffaloes of Floyd County High School and James River High School ... named a Three River District honorable mention honoree as a senior ... involved with Beta Club. Personal: Daughter of Lynwood and Robin Funk ... has one sister, Meaghan ... psychology major ... played high school softball with current WildCat Kaitlin Mills.

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Chassity Ferry Position: .................Infield Ht.:...........................5-8 Year:........................First-year Experience..............HS Hometown:..............Melfa, Virginia High School:............Nandua The Book on Ferry: One of the top recruits for the WildCats this season ... has great size and should help the WildCats immediately ... very agile at first base ... excels when she gets her hands extended ... drives the ball well to all fields ... good contact rate ... needs to be patient at the plate at the next level ... will come into the season with a chance to start at first base. Before Randolph: Lettered in three sports for four seasons each at Nandua High ... was a four-year starter in softball ... captain her senior season ... named first-team All-Eastern Shores District twice ... earned a spot on the firstteam regional squad as well as an

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honorable mention All-State selection ... Eastern Shore District Player of the Year in 2011 ... Virginia All-Star team honoree ... also lettered in basketball and volleyball for the Warriors ... Beta Club member. Personal: Daughter of Glen and Teresa Ferry ... has two brother, Christopher and Caleb ... business major ... participates in Girl Scouts.

For Ferry’s Career Stats, Click Here Mollie Kerns Position: .................Catcher Ht.:...........................5-4 Year:........................First-year Experience..............HS Hometown:..............Broad Run, Virginia High School:............Fauquier The Book on Kerns: Spark plug player for the WildCats that can play every position ... very good defensively ... has very good speed which will be an asset as a pinch runner ... solid behind the plate ... needs to work on her receiving and pitch calling ... solid backup catcher for the WildCats ... should see a spot start while getting lots of opportunites to pinch run this year. Before Randolph: Was a two-year starter and one year captain for the Falcons of Fauquier High School ... named second-team all-district as a junior at catcher. Personal: Parents are Bobby and Beth Kerns ... has one brother, Michael ... business major ... volunteers as a

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cheerleading coach in her off time.

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Newcomers Kaitlin Mills

Jessica Sanabria

Position: .................Infield Ht.:...........................5-5 Year:........................First-year Experience..............HS Hometown:..............Floyd County, Virginia High School:............Floyd County The Book on Mills: Mills has a great swing ... soft hands and a great arm at second base ... very quick in the field .. .can play all three infield spots ... sees the ball well at the plate ... should hit for a high average ... gap hitter for the WildCats ... capable of stealing bases for Randolph ... should get plenty of starts as a first-year. Before Randolph: Was a four-year letter winner for the Buffaloes of Floyd County High School ... earned first-team all-district including earning district Player of the Year accolades in 2011 ... all-region first-team selection in 2011. Personal: Is the daughter of Wayne and Judy Mills ... has one sister, Kristen,

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Position: .................Pitcher Ht.:...........................5-5 Year:........................First-year Experience..............HS Hometown:..............Burgaw, North Carolina High School:............Pender and one brother, Cody ... undecided major ... high school teammates with current teammate Heather Funk.

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For Sanabria’s Career Stats, Click Here Position: .................Outfield Ht.:...........................5-4 Year:........................First-year Experience..............HS Hometown:..............Stuart, Virginia High School:............Patrick County

medicine major ... involved in athletic training.

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ship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Parents Manuel and Kristen Sanabria ... has one sister, Jackie ... biology major.

Haleigh Wilson

Position: .................Infield Ht.:...........................5-3 Year:........................First-year Experience..............HS Hometown:..............Williamsburg, Virginia High School:............Lafayette The Book on Vinson: Vinson should have a chance to contribute immediately ... has a violent cut at the plate ... doesn’t get cheated when taking her hacks ... plays a very solid third base ... needs to improve her contact rate ... has a great eye and will force pitchers to make hittable mistakes ... will likely share duties at third base this season. Before Randolph: Was a four-year starter and letter winner on both the softball and volleyball teams at Lafayette ... team MVP of the volleyball squad at libero ... honorable mention all-district in softball. Personal: Parents are Jeff and Lisa Vinson ... has one sister, Jessica ... sports

The Book on Sanabria: One of the highest touted firstyear players on the team ... should get plenty of innings in the circle this season .. can hit and play other positions as well ... should see some action in the outfield as well ... one of the fastest players on the team ... could become a two-way threat for the WildCats ... has all-conference talent ... should get plenty of opportunites to help the WildCats in 2012. Before Randolph: Lettered four years and was a three-year starter for the Patriots of Pender High School ... also starred on the volleyball team ... helped earn two state championships in volleyball ... involved in Fellow-

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The Book on Wilson: Strong arm from the outfield ... good contact hitter ... runs the bases well ... has good size and could compete for a starting job immediately in the outfield ... needs to become more consistent at the plate ... tons of potential. Before Randolph: Was a two-sport star for the Cougars of Patrick County ... lettered three times in softball, starting two seasons ... two-time first-team All-Piedmont District honoree ... named secondteam All-Region in 2011 ... honorable mention All-Region in 2010 ... also lettered four years in cross country. Personal: Daughter of Roger and Leigh Wilson ... has one brother, Tyler

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... biology major ... volunteers at an animal clinic during the summers.

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All Time RECORDS 3. 109 Nikki Smith 2007-10 4. 98 Lauren Stevenson 2010-12 5. 97 S.Montgomery 2007-10

Individual Career Records HITTING (CAREER) Highest batting avg. (minimum 75 AB) 1. .461 French, A (35-76) 2. .451 Brittany Willingham 304) 2010-12 3. .426 L. Cross (135-317) 4. .421 Lauren Stevenson (98-233) 5. .413 Slozak, E (31-75) Highest slugging pct. (minimum 75 AB) 1. .684 French, A (76 AB) 2. .661 Brittany Willingham AB) 2010-12 3. .650 L. Cross (317 AB) 4. .609 Nikki Smith (330 AB) 5. .587 Slozak, E (75 AB) Highest on base pct. (minimum 75 AB) 1. .527 Slozak, E (75 AB) 2. .499 Brittany Willingham AB) 2010-12 3. .496 Erika Slozak (86 AB) 4. .481 French, A (76 AB) 5. .471 Lauren Stevenson (233 AB)

1999 (1372008-10 2010-12 1999 1999 (304 2008-10 2007-10 1999 1999 (304 2001 1999 2010-12

Highest stolen base pct. (minimum 10 attempts) 1. 1.000 Jessica Schwend (12-12) 2000 2. .972 Brittany Willingham (35-36) 2010-12 3. .961 Lauren Stevenson (49-51) 2010-12 4. .955 Johnson (21-22) 2005-08 5. .950 Slozak, E (19-20) 1999 Most games played 1. 122 Nikki Smith 2007-10 2. 119 S.Montgomery 2007-10 3. 103 L. Cross 2008-10 4. 96 Johnson 2005-08 5. 90 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 90 Brittany Willingham Most games started 1. 119 Nikki Smith 2007-10 2. 113 S.Montgomery 2007-10 3. 103 L. Cross 2008-10 4. 95 Johnson 2005-08 5. 89 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 89 Brittany Willingham Most at bats 1. 338 S.Montgomery 2007-10 2. 330 Nikki Smith 2007-10 3. 317 L. Cross 2008-10 4. 304 Brittany Willingham 5. 283 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 Most runs scored 1. 90 Brittany Willingham 2. 82 S.Montgomery 2007-10 3. 76 Lauren Stevenson 2010-12 4. 69 L. Cross 2008-10 5. 67 Nikki Smith 2007-10 Most hits 1. 137 2. 135

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Most doubles 1. 36 Brittany Willingham 2010-12 2. 35 L. Cross 2008-10 3. 25 Nikki Smith 2007-10 4. 18 L. Sexton 2009-10 5. 15 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 Most triples 1. 6 Lauren Stevenson 2. 5 Berman, B 3. 4 Slozak, E 4. 3 S.Montgomery 3 L. Cross

2010-12 1999 1999 2007-10 2008-10

Most home runs 1. 21 Nikki Smith 2007-10 2. 10 L. Cross 2008-10 3. 8 Brittany Willingham 2010-12 4. 7 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 5. 5 L. Sexton 2009-10 5 Kristen Hutchinson 2011-12 Most runs batted in 1. 102 L. Cross 2008-10 2. 93 Brittany Willingham 2010-12 93 Nikki Smith 2007-10 4. 71 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 5. 50 L. Sexton 2009-10 Most total bases 1. 206 L. Cross 2008-10 2. 201 Nikki Smith 2007-10 201 Brittany Willingham 2010-12 4. 132 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 5. 114 S.Montgomery 2007-10 Most walks 1. 35 2. 32 2010-12 3. 27 27 5. 23

Nikki Smith 2007-10 Brittany Willingham L. Cross L. Sexton Angela French

2008-10 2009-10 2000-01

Most intentional walks 1. 1 Berman, B 1999 1 Kristen Hutchinson 2011-12 Most times hit by pitch 1. 9 Erika Slozak 2. 6 Nikki Smith 6 S.Montgomery 4. 5 Janel Strohacker 5 Slozak, E

2001 2007-10 2007-10 2000-01 1999

Most sacrifice flies 1. 4 Brittany Willingham 2010-12 2. 3 L. Sexton 2009-10 3. 2 Amanda Thacker 2010-12 2 L. Cross 2008-10 2 Theresa Setty 2000-01 2 Beth Berman 2001

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Most sacrifice hits 1. 11 Lauren Stevenson 2. 10 S.Montgomery 3. 9 Jennifer Haynes 9 Crate 5. 6 Carrie Chambers 6 B. Irvine 6 Christi McCullar

2010-12 2007-10 2000-01 2005-06 2000-01 2009-10 2001

Most stolen bases 1. 49 Lauren Stevenson (49-51) 2. 35 Brittany Willingham (35-36) 3. 24 Jennifer Haynes (24-31) 4. 21 Johnson (21-22) 2005-08 5. 20 Ashley Gardner (20-24) 20 Tianna Strassner (20-24) Most stolen base attempts 1. 51 Lauren Stevenson (49-51) 2. 36 Brittany Willingham (35-36) 3. 31 Jennifer Haynes (24-31) 4. 24 Tianna Strassner (20-24) 24 Ashley Gardner (20-24)

2010-12 2010-12 2000-01 2010-12 2011 2010-12 2010-12 2000-01 2011 2010-12

PITCHING (CAREER) Lowest earned run avg. (minimum 100 IP) 1. 2.76 T. Dalton (177.2 IP) 2. 3.13 Kristen Hutchinson (114.0 IP) 3. 4.97 E. Ambrous (111.1 IP) 4. 7.47 Theresa Murdock (179.0 IP) 5. 7.87 Nikki Smith (102.1 IP)

2009 2011-12 2010 2000-01 2007-10

Lowest opponent batting avg. (minimum 100 IP) 1. .279 T. Dalton (177.2 IP) 2009 2. .286 Kristen Hutchinson (114.0 IP) 2011-12 3. .329 E. Ambrous (111.1 IP) 2010 4. .335 A. DiCola (125.2 IP) 2007,09 5. .360 Nikki Smith (102.1 IP) 2007-10 Fewest walks allowed/7 inn game (minimum 100 IP) 1. 1.38 T. Dalton (177.2 IP) 2009 2. 2.39 Kristen Hutchinson (114.0 IP) 2011-12 3. 3.22 Hansen (217.1 IP) 2005-06 4. 3.67 Janel Strohacker (200.0 IP) 2000-01 5. 4.15 Theresa Murdock (179.0 IP) 2000-01 Most strikeouts/7 inn game (minimum 100 IP) 1. 4.54 Kristen Hutchinson (114.0 IP) 2011-12 2. 4.45 T. Dalton (177.2 IP) 2009 3. 4.23 A. DiCola (125.2 IP) 2007,09 4. 3.28 Theresa Murdock (179.0 IP) 2000-01 5. 3.12 Hansen (217.1 IP) 2005-06 Most wins 1. 14 2. 11 3. 9 9 9 9

T. Dalton (14-12) 2009 Kristen Hutchinson (11-9) Janel Strohacker (9-26) Theresa Murdock (9-22) Shelbie West (9-5) 2010-11 A. DiCola (9-16) 2007,09

Most saves 1. 5 2. 2 2 4. 1 1 1 1 1

Logan Carter 2011-12 Kristen Hutchinson 2011-12 E. Ambrous 2010 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 L. Sexton 2009-10 Mary-Tyson Turner 2005 Shelbie West 2010-11 T. Dalton 2009

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All Time Records Most appearances 1. 44 Hansen 2. 40 Janel Strohacker 3. 39 Shelbie West 4. 35 Theresa Murdock 5. 31 E. Ambrous

2005-06 2000-01 2010-11 2000-01 2010

Most strikeouts looking 1. 34 T. Dalton 2009 2. 29 A. DiCola 2007,09 3. 24 E. Ambrous 2010 4. 19 Kristen Hutchinson 2011-12 19 Theresa Murdock 2000-01

Most games started 1. 39 Hansen 2. 36 Janel Strohacker 3. 30 Theresa Murdock 4. 27 A. DiCola 5. 22 T. Dalton

2005-06 2000-01 2000-01 2007,09 2009

Most batters faced 1. 1253 Hansen 2. 1073 Janel Strohacker 3. 894 Theresa Murdock 4. 776 T. Dalton 5. 709 A. DiCola

2005-06 2000-01 2000-01 2009 2007,09

Most complete games 1. 34 Hansen 2. 30 Janel Strohacker 3. 26 Theresa Murdock 4. 21 T. Dalton 5. 16 A. DiCola

2005-06 2000-01 2000-01 2009 2007,09

Most at bats against 1. 1112 Hansen 2. 933 Janel Strohacker 3. 774 Theresa Murdock 4. 713 T. Dalton 5. 573 A. DiCola

2005-06 2000-01 2000-01 2009 2007,09

Most games finished 1. 19 Shelbie West 19 Logan Carter 3. 12 E. Ambrous 4. 9 Ashley Gardner 5. 8 T. Dalton 8 Slozak, E 8 Nikki Smith

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Most shutouts 1. 3 T. Dalton 2009 3 Hansen 2005-06 3. 2 Janel Strohacker 2000-01 4. 1 Shelbie West 2010-11 1 Jessica Sanabria 2012 1 E. Ambrous 2010 1 Mary-Tyson Turner 2005 1 A. DiCola 2007,09 1 Theresa Murdock 2000-01 1 Kristen Hutchinson 2011-12 1 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 Most combined shutouts 1. 2 Logan Carter 2011-12 2 Brittany Via 2011-12 2 Shelbie West 2010-11 4. 1 Ashley Gardner 2010-12 1 E. Ambrous 2010 1 Kristen Hutchinson 2011-12

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Most stolen bases against 1. 84 Janel Strohacker 2. 72 Hixson 3. 59 Hansen 4. 58 Jennifer Haynes 5. 55 Theresa Murdock

2000-01 2006-07 2005-06 2000-01 2000-01

Most passed balls 1. 51 Hixson 2. 26 Amanda Thacker 3. 23 Angela French 4. 22 Gina Pagano 5. 18 Jennifer Haynes

2006-07 2010-12 2000-01 2008,11-12 2000-01

FIELDING (CAREER) Highest fielding pct. (minimum 1 chances) 1. 1.000 Jessica Sanabria 2012 1.000 Kaitlin Mills 2012 1.000 Haleigh Wilson 2012 1.000 Patti Vinson 2012 1.000 Chassity Ferry 2012 1.000 N. McDavid 2009-10 1.000 Carly Torisky 2005 1.000 Heather Jennings 2005,07 1.000 McCLAIN 2000 1.000 Mary-Tyson Turner 2005 Most chances 1. 518 L. Cross 2. 398 Nikki Smith 3. 331 Pauli 4. 308 S.Montgomery 5. 307 B. Irvine

2008-10 2007-10 2005-06 2007-10 2009-10

Most putouts 1. 471 L. Cross 2. 315 Pauli 3. 276 Julie Helton 4. 259 Carrie Chambers 5. 213 Angela French

2008-10 2005-06 2011 2000-01 2000-01

Most assists 1. 227 Nikki Smith 2. 154 L. Sexton 3. 152 Ashley Gardner 4. 121 S.Montgomery 5. 110 Snow

2007-10 2009-10 2010-12 2007-10 2005-06

Most innings pitched 1. 217.1 Hansen 2. 200.0 Janel Strohacker 3. 179.0 Theresa Murdock 4. 177.2 T. Dalton 5. 125.2 A. DiCola

2005-06 2000-01 2000-01 2009 2007,09

Most hits allowed 1. 422 Hansen 2. 397 Janel Strohacker 3. 311 Theresa Murdock 4. 262 Slozak, E 5. 199 T. Dalton

2005-06 2000-01 2000-01 1999 2009

Most double plays turned 1. 18 L. Cross 2. 12 Ashley Gardner 3. 10 B. Irvine 10 Julie Helton 5. 7 L. Sexton

2008-10 2010-12 2009-10 2011 2009-10

Most strikeouts 1. 113 T. Dalton 2. 97 Hansen 3. 84 Theresa Murdock 4. 78 Janel Strohacker 5. 76 A. DiCola

2009 2005-06 2000-01 2000-01 2007,09

Most caught stealing by 1. 12 Hixson 2. 11 Alexis Arnett 11 Hansen 4. 8 V. DeGaetano 8 Amanda Thacker

2006-07 2011-12 2005-06 2009 2010-12

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Season Records HITTING (SEASON) Highest batting avg. (minimum 60 AB) 1. .517 Brittany Willingham (76-147) 2. .491 L. Cross (52-106) 3. .485 Setty, T (33-68) 4. .461 French, A (35-76) 5. .457 Berman, B (32-70)

2010 2009 1999 1999 1999

Highest slugging pct. (minimum 60 AB) 1. .786 Berman, B (70 AB) 2. .755 L. Cross (106 AB) 3. .721 Brittany Willingham (147 AB) 4. .684 French, A (76 AB) 5. .683 Nikki Smith (104 AB)

1999 2009 2010 1999 2010

Highest on base pct. (minimum 60 AB) 1. .558 Brittany Willingham (147 AB) 2. .538 L. Cross (106 AB) 3. .527 Setty, T (68 AB) 4. .527 Slozak, E (75 AB) 5. .519 Berman, B (70 AB)

2010 2009 1999 1999 1999

Highest stolen base pct. (minimum 10 attempts) 1. 1.000 Brittany Willingham (14-14) 2010 1.000 Jessica Schwend (12-12) 2000 1.000 B. Irvine (11-11) 2009 4. .968 Lauren Stevenson (30-31) 2011 5. .950 Slozak, E (19-20) 1999 .950 Brittany Willingham (19-20) 2011 Most games played 1. 43 L. Cross 43 Brittany Willingham 43 L. Sexton 43 Amanda Thacker 43 Ashley Gardner

2010 2010 2010 2010 2010

Most games started 1. 43 L. Sexton 43 L. Cross 43 Amanda Thacker 4. 42 Ashley Gardner 42 Brittany Willingham

2010 2010 2010 2010 2010

Most at bats 1. 147 Brittany Willingham 2. 141 Lauren Stevenson 141 L. Cross 4. 139 Tianna Strassner 139 Ashley Gardner

2010 2011 2010 2011 2011

Most runs scored 1. 47 Brittany Willingham 2. 43 Lauren Stevenson 3. 42 Tianna Strassner 4. 39 Brittany Willingham 5. 31 B. Irvine

2010 2011 2011 2011 2010

Most hits 1. 76 Brittany Willingham 2. 62 Lauren Stevenson 3. 60 L. Cross 4. 55 Tianna Strassner 5. 54 Brittany Willingham

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Most doubles 1. 19 Brittany Willingham 2. 18 L. Cross 3. 17 Brittany Willingham 4. 12 L. Sexton 5. 11 L. Cross

2010 2010 2011 2010 2009

Most triples 1. 5 Berman, B 2. 4 Slozak, E 4 Lauren Stevenson 4. 2 L. Cross 2 Jennifer Haynes 2 S.Montgomery 2 Jessica Schwend 2 E. Ambrous 2 French, A

1999 1999 2011 2008 2000 2009 2000 2010 1999

Most home runs 1. 9 Nikki Smith 2. 5 Kristen Hutchinson 5 Brittany Willingham 5 L. Sexton 5 Ashley Gardner 5 L. Cross

2010 2011 2011 2010 2011 2009

Most runs batted in 1. 49 Brittany Willingham 2. 48 L. Cross 3. 42 Ashley Gardner 42 Nikki Smith 5. 39 Brittany Willingham

2011 2010 2011 2010 2010

Most total bases 1. 106 Brittany Willingham 2. 90 L. Cross 3. 86 Brittany Willingham 4. 80 L. Cross 5. 71 Nikki Smith 71 Lauren Stevenson

2010 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011

Most walks 1. 20 Brittany Via 2. 18 L. Sexton 18 Angela French 18 Erika Slozak 5. 15 Kristen Hutchinson 15 Jessica Schwend 15 Brittany Willingham

2011 2010 2000 2001 2011 2000 2010

Most intentional walks 1. 1 Kristen Hutchinson 1 Berman, B

2011 1999

Most times hit by pitch 1. 9 Erika Slozak 2. 5 Slozak, E 3. 4 Janel Strohacker 4. 3 M. Brockman 3 Theresa Murdock 3 Nikki Smith 3 Crate 3 Camilla Wilson 3 Leah Black

2001 1999 2000 2009 2000 2010 2006 2005 2000

Most sacrifice flies 1. 3 Brittany Willingham 2. 2 Beth Berman 2 Theresa Setty 2 L. Sexton 2 Amanda Thacker

2011 2001 2001 2010 2010

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Most sacrifice hits 1. 7 Lauren Stevenson 7 Crate 3. 6 Christi McCullar 4. 5 Jennifer Haynes 5 S.Montgomery 5 Carrie Chambers

2010 2006 2001 2000 2010 2001

Most stolen bases 1. 30 Lauren Stevenson (30-31) 2011 2. 20 Tianna Strassner (20-24) 2011 3. 19 Slozak, E (19-20) 1999 19 Brittany Willingham (19-20) 5. 17 Erika Slozak (17-18) 2001 Most stolen base attempts 1. 31 Lauren Stevenson (30-31) 2011 2. 24 Tianna Strassner (20-24) 2011 3. 20 Slozak, E (19-20) 1999 20 Brittany Willingham (19-20) 5. 18 Erika Slozak (17-18) 2001

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Most games started 1. 30 Hansen 2. 22 Janel Strohacker 22 T. Dalton 4. 18 E. Ambrous 18 Kristen Hutchinson

2006 2001 2009 2010 2011

Most complete games 1. 27 Hansen 2. 21 T. Dalton 3. 18 Janel Strohacker 4. 15 Slozak, E 5. 13 Theresa Murdock 13 Theresa Murdock

2006 2009 2001 1999 2000 2001

Most games finished 1. 17 Logan Carter 2. 12 Shelbie West 12 E. Ambrous 4. 8 T. Dalton 8 Ashley Gardner 8 Slozak, E

2011 2010 2010 2009 2010 1999

Most shutouts 1. 3 T. Dalton 2. 2 Janel Strohacker 2 Hansen 4. 1 Kristen Hutchinson 1 E. Ambrous 1 Hansen 1 Shelbie West Lowest opponent batting avg. (minimum 50 IP) 1 Theresa Murdock 1. .279 T. Dalton (177.2 IP) 2009 1 Mary-Tyson Turner 2. .297 Kristen Hutchinson (101.0 IP) 2011 1 Jessica Sanabria 3. .310 Logan Carter (71.2 IP) 2011 1 A. DiCola 4. .315 Shelbie West (75.1 IP) 2010 1 Ashley Gardner 5. .320 Theresa Murdock (88.1 IP) 2001 Most innings pitched Fewest walks allowed/7 inn game (minimum 50 1. 177.2 T. Dalton IP) 2. 162.0 Hansen 1. 1.27 Brittany Via (66.1 IP) 2011 3. 127.1 Janel Strohacker 2. 1.38 T. Dalton (177.2 IP) 2009 4. 111.2 Slozak, E 3. 2.25 Janel Strohacker (127.1 IP) 2001 5. 111.1 E. Ambrous 4. 2.42 Shelbie West (75.1 IP) 2010 5. 2.56 Kristen Hutchinson (101.0 IP) 2011 1 E. Ambrous Lowest earned run avg. (minimum 50 IP) 1. 2.76 T. Dalton (177.2 IP) 2009 2. 3.47 Kristen Hutchinson (101.0 IP) 2011 3. 3.81 Logan Carter (71.2 IP) 2011 4. 3.90 Brittany Via (66.1 IP) 2011 5. 4.27 Shelbie West (75.1 IP) 2010

Most strikeouts/7 inn game (minimum 50 IP) 1. 4.71 Kristen Hutchinson (101.0 IP) 2011 2. 4.59 Logan Carter (71.2 IP) 2011 3. 4.45 T. Dalton (177.2 IP) 2009 4. 4.14 A. DiCola (91.1 IP) 2007 5. 4.12 Brittany Via (66.1 IP) 2011 Most wins 1. 14 T. Dalton (14-12) 2009 2. 9 Kristen Hutchinson (9-9) 2011 3. 8 E. Ambrous (8-10) 2010 4. 7 Shelbie West (7-5) 2010 7 Logan Carter (7-4) 201 Most saves 1. 4 Logan Carter 2. 2 E. Ambrous

2011 2010

Most appearances 1. 31 E. Ambrous 31 Hansen 3. 30 T. Dalton 4. 27 Shelbie West 27 Logan Carter

2010 2006 2009 2010 2011

Most strikeouts 1. 113 T. Dalton 2. 71 Hansen 3. 68 Kristen Hutchinson 4. 54 A. DiCola 5. 50 Janel Strohacker

2009 2001 2006 2011 2010 2005 2010 2001 2005 2012 2009 2010 2009 2006 2001 1999 2010 2010 2009 2006 2011 2007 2001


Game Records INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS Most at bats 1. 6 Jennifer Haynes 6 Jennifer Haynes 6 Pauli 6 Theresa Setty

Eastern Mennonite U at Randolph-Macon at Salem College at Randolph-Macon

4/11/00 4/9/00 Mar 11, 2006 4/9/00

Most runs scored 1. 5 Sarah Montgomery 5 Wilson 3. 4 Angela French 4 Annie Johnson 4 Ashley Gardner 4 Ashley Gardner 4 10 Others

Gallaudet at Salem College at Salem College Southern Virginia vs Penn College Emory and Henry

Feb 24, 2007 Mar 11, 2006 4/4/00 Mar 03, 2007 Mar 07, 2011 Mar 28, 2010

Most hits 1. 5 Hansen 2. 4 26 Times

at Salem College

Mar 11, 2006

Most runs batted in 1. 6 Berman, B 6 Pauli 3. 5 11 Times

Shenandoah U. at Salem College

Apr 06, 1999 Mar 11, 2006

Most doubles 1. 2 22 Times Most triples 1. 2 Slozak, E 2. 1 (several times)

Ferrum College

Apr 13, 1999

Shenandoah U. Virginia Wesleyan vs King's College vs Gettysburg College at Sweet Briar at Sweet Briar College

Apr 06, 1999 Mar 26, 2011 Mar 08, 2011 Mar 11, 2010 Apr 02, 2010 Apr 20, 2008

Most total bases 1. 11 Berman, B 2. 10 Brittany Willingham 10 Kristen Hutchinson 4. 9 Ashley Gardner 5. 8 Four Times

Shenandoah U. Virginia Wesleyan vs King's College Averett University

Apr 06, 1999 Mar 26, 2011 Mar 08, 2011 Feb 26, 2011

Most walks 1. 5 Chambers, C 2. 3 12 Times

Shenandoah U.

Apr 06, 1999

Most sacrifice flies 1. 2 Brittany Willingham vs Penn College 2. 1 (several times)

Mar 07, 2011

Most home runs 1. 2 Berman, B 2 Brittany Willingham 2 Kristen Hutchinson 2 Leigh Sexton 2 Nichole Smith 2 Nikki Smith

Most sacrifice hits 1. 2 Crate 2 Jennifer Haynes 2 Jennifer Haynes Most stolen bases 1. 5 Erika Slozak 2. 3 10 Times

Mary Baldwin Mar 28, 2006 Lynchburg College 3/14/01 at Virginia Wesleyan 4/8/00 at Shenandoah U

4/4/01

Most innings pitched 1. 8.0 Alicia DiCola 8.0 Hansen 8.0 Janel Strohacker 8.0 Janel Strohacker 8.0 Kristen Hutchinson 8.0 T. Dalton

Gallaudet Randolph-Macon Peace College Eastern Mennonite U vs Eastern University vs Lycoming College

Most strikeouts 1. 11 Kristen Hutchinson 11 T. Dalton 3. 10 A. DiCola 10 Janel Strohacker 10 Logan Carter

vs Eastern University Mar 09, 2011 at Mary Baldwin College Mar 10, 2009 vs Albright College Mar 06, 2009 at Mary Baldwin College 3/19/01 Sweet Briar College Apr 02, 2011

Most batters faced 1. 49 Alicia DiCola 2. 45 Slozak, E 45 Theresa Murdock 45 Theresa Murdock 5. 44 Alicia DiCola 44 Janel Strohacker 44 Nichole Smith

Gallaudet Ferrum College Saint Joseph's Meredith College Gallaudet Eastern Mennonite U Bridgewater College

Most chances 1. 15 Andrea Hixson 15 Angela French 15 Julie Helton 15 V. DeGaetano 5. 14 Angela French 14 Carrie Chambers 14 Carrie Chambers 14 Erika Slozak 14 Julie Helton 14 Pauli

Southern Virginia Mar 03, 2007 Bridgewater 4/6/01 Shenandoah Feb 27, 2011 at Mary Baldwin College Mar 10, 2009 Ferrum College 3/27/01 vs Bluefield College 3/16/01 Peace College 3/9/01 Virginia Wesleyan 4/7/01 Roanoke College Apr 03, 2011 vs Wesleyan College Mar 04, 2006

Most putouts 1. 14 Carrie Chambers 14 Julie Helton 14 Pauli 4. 13 Angela French 13 Carrie Chambers 13 Heather Wilson 13 Julie Helton 13 Pauli

Peace College 3/9/01 Roanoke College Apr 03, 2011 vs Wesleyan College Mar 04, 2006 Bridgewater 4/6/01 vs Bluefield College 3/16/01 Penn State GA Mar 10, 2008 Shenandoah Feb 27, 2011 vs Agnes Scott College Mar 04, 2006

Most assists 1. 7 Erika Slozak 7 Erika Slozak 7 Erika Slozak 7 Jami Temple 7 Jennifer Haynes

Roanoke at Emory & Henry Virginia Wesleyan Peace College at Randolph-Macon

4/11/01 4/21/01 4/7/01 3/9/01 4/9/00

Most errors 1. 4 Erika Slozak 4 Haught, T 4 Haught, T 4 Heather Wilson 4 Heather Wilson 4 Marilea Showalter 4 Theresa Murdock 4 Theresa Setty

Virginia Wesleyan Geneseo State Virginia Wesleyan Bridgewater College at Emory & Henry at Roanoke College vs Averett College Eastern Mennonite U

4/7/01 Mar 23, 1999 Mar 28, 1999 Mar 24, 2007 Mar 25, 2007 Apr 13, 2008 3/16/01 4/11/00

Feb 24, 2007 Mar 18, 2006 3/9/01 4/11/00 Mar 09, 2011 Mar 6, 2009

Feb 24, 2007 Apr 13, 1999 3/15/00 3/27/00 Feb 24, 2007 4/11/00 Mar 24, 2007

Most intentional walks 1. 1 (several times)

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THIS IS... Our Proud History Randolph College was founded 120 years ago as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. •Founded March 10, 1891; first class had 36 students and 12 professors •Was the first women’s college south of Washington D.C. to receive a Phi Beta Kappa charter •Most famous alumna is novelist and activist Pearl S. Buck ’14, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature •In 2007, the school changed its name to Randolph College and welcomed men into the campus community.

Our Students and Faculty Randolph’s students come from 46 states and more than 30 countries. The student body comprises 12% international students and 22% domestic students of color. Randolph students are high achievers, with average SAT scores between 1028 and 1238 and GPAs between 3.2 and 3.7; 28% were in the top 10% of their class, 60% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%. 92% full-time faculty members hold the highest possible degree in their field. Randolph offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum in small classes taught by engaged, caring professors, never graduate students. Recently, Randolph College’s professors ranked in the top 20 in the nation in the latest edition of The Princeton Review’s popular guidebook, The Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition. Randolph was also named as one of only two Virginia schools by The Princeton Review ranked for best value, placing as one of only 75 private schools on the list. The college was also named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges were included in the 2011 edition. •Average class size: 12 •Student/faculty ratio: 7:1 •Randolph ranked 10 points higher than the national average for “student-faculty interaction” according to the National Survey of Student Engagement and consistently ranks among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Our Classes A Randolph education is global, individualized, and career-oriented. •50 majors and minors ; or you can design your own degree •Global, Honors and Experiential Learning environments bring world focus to every major and requires significant independent research •Seven pre-professional programs in law , medicine , education , physical education and health, and business •Cooperative career programs in engineering and nursing •Unique opportunities like the American Culture Program , the Randolph College: World in Britain study abroad program, the Symposium of Artists & Scholars , and the Summer Research Program •Graduate coursework toward a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) or the Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Our Town Lynchburg, Virginia is a buzzing college town with small-town charm. •Metropolitan Area Population: over 245,000 •Minutes from hiking and biking trails of Blue Ridge Mountains •Tasty restaurants, clubs and coffee shops galore •Short drive to Washington D.C., Virginia Beach, Raleigh-Durham, or Richmond

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RANDOLPH COLLEGE National Rankings How does Randolph College measure up? To get an unbiased opinion and see how Randolph compares to other colleges and universities, take a look at some of our recent national rankings: • The Princeton Review - Randolph College was one of only 75 private colleges in the nation and one of only two in the Commonwealth of Virginia ranked as a Best Value in the latest edition. • Forbes Best College Buys - Randolph College was the only private college in Virginia named a Best College Buy in the 2009 rankings from Forbes.com and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CACP). Randolph College also earned a spot in Forbes America’s Best 600 Colleges list, the Best Liberal Arts Colleges list, and the Best Colleges in the South list. • The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) surveys undergraduates at four-year colleges and universities to assess the extent to which they engage in a variety of good educational practices. Randolph scored consistently and substantially higher than both the national average and the majority of liberal arts schools nationwide. •Colleges of Distinction, which honors a select group of colleges and universities, cited us for excelling in four areas: “Engaged Students,” “Great Teaching,” “Vibrant Communities,” and “Successful Outcomes.” • The Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2010 edition, gave the College high praise for the rigor of its academic programs, naming it one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” colleges. Randolph is one of just 12 Virginia colleges and 330 nationwide to be recognized. The Fiske profile touts Randolph’s strong academic programs, faculty/student relationships, close community, and international focus. • The Princeton Review’s Best 371 Colleges 2010 edition, named Randolph a “Best Southeast College” and lauded the College’s outstanding academics. The diversity of our student body also earned praise as Randolph ranked 12th among all colleges in having a high level of interaction between students of different races and classes. “Admitting highly qualified and well-matched students is a top priority at Randolph,” the authors said, adding that “Randolph is looking for independent, confident students who place a premium on their educations.” • U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2010 edition, ranked us 118 out of 266 national liberal arts colleges in the country, placing us in Tier One of their rankings. Randolph was also recognized for the diversity of our student body and our global focus, ranking 7th among those colleges in the percentage of international students on campus. •Barron’s Best Buys in Education placed us in the top 10% of colleges and universities nationwide, based on faculty attention to students, inspiring programs, and opportunities for personal and professional development. Randolph College also shines in other ways... •Randolph is a member of the International 50 , a select group of the top 50 U.S. colleges and universities recognized for international programs and global awareness. •Randolph College is one of only 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. •Randolph ranks in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate-granting institutions nationwide in the percentage of students who go on to earn a Ph.D. In Virginia, we top all private colleges and all public institutions except the College of William and Mary. •Over the past eight years, the medical school acceptance rate of our graduates has been nearly 29 percent higher than the national average. •68 percent of our alumnae attend graduate school within five years of graduation.

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CITY OF LYNCHBURG Lynchburg is a scenic city located near the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. The area has an extensive history beginning with its founding on the James River in the 1760's by John Lynch as "Lynch's Ferry." Today the city has an urban population of over 96,000, including the suburbs of Madison Heights, Timberlake, and Forest. Lynchburg's economy is based on the many high-tech manufacturing companies located here including cellular communications, nuclear energy, and machinery. This manufacturing and research orientation represents a shift from the mill-based economy of the past, which included foundries, shoes, and textiles. Education is well-represented with five area private colleges and a public community college. Health care includes two hospitals, one of which, Lynchburg General, has been recently renovated into a state-of-the-art facility for the next century. Lynchburg is sometimes referred to as "A City Unto Itself", in part due to geographic and cultural isolation, but mostly in reference to the city's historical avoidance of State and Federal entanglements. The phrase was the title of a history book by columnist Darrell Laurant. Mayor- Joan f. Foster At Large Representative- Hudson “H” Cary, III & John Randolph Nelson Ward I Representative- Michael A. Gillette Ward II Representative/Vice Mayor- Ceasor T. Johnson Ward III Representative- Jeff S. Helgeson Ward IV Representative- Edgar James Turner Perrow, Jr. Over 40 sites in Lynchburg are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Lynchburg is the home of Central Virginia Community College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Virginia University of Lynchburg. The Lynchburg MSA also includes Sweet Briar College. Lynchburg boasts examples of Italian Renaissance, Federal, Georgian, Neo-Classical, NeoGothic, Romanesque, Jeffersonian, Queen Anne, Second Empire, Colonial, and Art Deco styles. A number of sites and neighborhoods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Primary roadways include U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 501, U.S. Route 221, running north-south, and U.S. Highway 460, running east-west. While not served by an interstate, much of Route 29 has been upgraded to interstate standards and significant improvements have been made to Highway 460. Amtrak's Crescent and Northeast Regional trains connect Lynchburg with the cities of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. Lynchburg became the new southern terminus for the Northeast Regional in October 2009. Amtrak's passenger terminal in Lynchburg is located in the track level ground floor of Kemper Street Station. Lynchburg Regional Airport provides service by US Airways Express to Charlotte. In recent months air travel has increased with 7,400 passengers flying in and out of the airport in April 2009—an increase of 97%. With this jump in passengers, flights have been added and the possibility of more carriers and destinations has become more likely. Attractions include Lynchburg Hillcats, Peaks of Otter, Crabtree Falls, Poplar Forest, and Phase 2 Dining & Entertainment.

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2012 Randolph Softball Schedule 1February 18 (Sat.) Meredith College Randolph Softball Field 25 (Sat.) at Southern Virginia University Buena Vista, VA 26 (Sun.) Virginia Intermont College Randolph Softball Field March Virginia Wesleyan College Blasts held at Princess Anne Park, Norfolk, VA 2 (Fri.) vs. Frostburg State (Red 1)^ Norfolk, VA 2 (Fri.) vs. Washington College (Red 1)^ Norfolk, VA 3 (Sat.) vs. Stevenson University (Red 4)^ Norfolk, VA 3 (Sat.) vs. Salisbury University (Red 1)^ Norfolk, VA 4 (Sun) vs. Wilkes University Norfolk, VA 7 (Wed.) at Averett University Danville, VA 9 (Fri.) Castleton College Randolph Softball Field 10 (Sat.) Mary Baldwin College Randolph Softball Field 15 (Thu.) Ferrum College Randolph Softball Field 17 (Sat.) Southern Virginia University Randolph Softball Field 22 (Wed.) Lynchburg College* Randolph Softball Field 24 (Sat.) Randolph-Macon College* Randolph Softball Field 29 (Thu.) at Sweet Briar College* Sweet Briar, VA 31 (Sat.) at Bridgewater College* Bridgewater, VA April 1(Sun.) Emory & Henry College* Randolph Softball Field 4 (Wed.) Eastern Mennonite University* Randolph Softball Field 14 (Sat.) at Virginia Wesleyan College* Virginia Beach, VA 18 (Wed.) at Guilford College* Greensboro, NC 22 (Sun.) at Roanoke College* Salem, VA * - Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contest All times are EST unless otherwise noted

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