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Lindsay Reeves is in her 10th year with North Georgia College & State University and was hired as the Director of Athletics during the fall of 2010. She spent three years as Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Women’s Administrator before being named Acting Athletic Director when Randy Dunn retired after 28 years with the university. After a nationwide search, Reeves was tabbed as the third Athletic Director at North Georgia on December 7, 2010. Lindsay graduated from Ithaca College with a BS in Physical Education and received her Master’s from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Exercise Physiology. After completing her education, she worked as the Director of Testing at Sports Training Institute in N.Y., before taking over as Assistant Director of Health & Fitness at General Electric World Headquarters in CT. From 1990-1999 she was the Director of Employee Wellness and faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill. Lindsay is married to Dave Reeves and they have a son Tim who is 23, and a daughter Kelley who is 21.


LEAGUE HISTORY

Now entering its 21st year of existence in 2010-11, the Peach Belt Conference has become one of the elite Division II conferences in the nation. Since its inception in 1990-91, the Peach Belt has developed a consistent history of excellence which continues to this day with 28 national championships and 25 national finalist Starting with only two championships in 1991, in men’s and women’s basketball, the conference has expanded to 13 championship sports with the addition of women’s golf in the fall of 2009. The conference traces its roots back to November of 1988 when 11 schools first met in Greenville, S.C. to form a Division II conference. Following a second meeting on Dec. 3, 1989, five of those 11 schools, plus two others, formed the Peach Belt and begin play in fall 1990. The Peach Belt was less than a year old before capturing a national championship. The Columbus State golf team took the honor by winning the 1992 national crown, the first of three golf championships the Cougars own. One year later, the Lander men’s tennis team began their record-breaking run of eight straight national titles, the first PBC dynasty. Since then, USCA men’s golf has won three straight national titles from 2004-06 while AASU women’s tennis has captured four titles overall. The 2008-09 season was among the conference’s most memorable. The Armstrong Atlantic State men’s and women’s tennis teams both won their respective national championships – for the second year in a row; a feat only done once before in college tennis. In addition, the Augusta State men’s basketball team became the first conference program to make back-to-back trips to the NCAA Elite Eight, Armstrong Atlantic became the first PBC volleyball team ever to advance to the Elite Eight and the North Georgia softball team was ranked #1 in the nation and reached the World Series. The seven charter members of the conference were Armstrong Atlantic State Uni-

versity, Columbus State University, Francis Marion University, Georgia College & State University, Lander University, USC Aiken and USC Upstate. The name Peach Belt Athletic Conference was adopted in January of 1990 and modified to Peach Belt Conference in May of 2000. Augusta State joined the conference in 1991 and UNC Pembroke became the ninth member on July 1, 1992. They were followed by Kennesaw State University on July 1, 1994, Clayton State University on July 1, 1995 and the University of North Florida on July 1, 1997. Kennesaw State and North Florida departed for the Division I ranks in 2005, USC Upstate did the same in 2007, and the conference welcomed in North Georgia College & State University in 2005 and Georgia Southwestern State University in 2006. For 2009-10, the Peach Belt has grown once again with the addition of the University of Montevallo and Flagler College, giving the PBC 13 members, the most the league has ever had. The addition of the two schools returns the PBC to the state of Florida and expands the league into Alabama for the first time. David Brunk was named the second PBC commissioner in May of 2007. Brunk replaced Marvin Vanover, who was the first PBC commissioner from 1991 to 2007. Brunk is charged with continuing the strong growth of the conference as its second era begins. The conference currently holds championships in 13 sports, six for men and seven for women. They are men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s golf.


North Georgia WOMEN’S GOLF 2011 woMEN’S golf ROSTER Name Jodie Borchert Erica Breeden Catalina Olarte Casey Truelove Charley Whitmire Daisy Wright

Cl. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr.

Ht. 5-7 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-4 5-5

Hometown/Previous School Woodstock, GA/University of Hawaii Peachtree City, GA/Andrew College Manizales, Columbia/Shorter College Dalton, GA/Northwest Whitfield HS Dawsonville, GA/Dawson County HS Ellijay,GA/Gilmer HS

Head Coach: Leigh Anne Hunter

2011 woMEN’S GOLF SCHEDULE Date

Event

Location

CSU Cougar Invitational

Columbus, GA

Mar. 1

CSU Cougar Invitational

Columbus, GA

Mar. 7-8

AASU Pirate Invitational

Savannah, GA

Mar. 28-29

Piedmont Spring Invitational

Clarkesville, GA

Apr. 4-5

Agnes McAmis Memorial Invitational

Apr. 11-12

PBC Championship

Feb. 14-15 Feb. 28

Coastal Georgia Winter Invite

Greeneville, TN

Savannah, GA

All Times Eastern Standard Time * - Peach Belt Conference Game

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St. Simons Island, GA


North Georgia WOMEN’S GOLF

DAVID BEALL

RUSTY BROWN

JESSICA SKEELS

Asst. AD for Sports Comm.

Director of Broadcasting

Graduate Assistant

North Georgia Sports Communications Office 82 College Circle Dahlonega, GA 30597

Office Phone: 706.864.3250 Office Fax: 706.864.1625 Cell (Beall): 404.513.9272

www.SaintsSports.com Email: Jdbeall@northgeorgia.edu

MEDIA GUIDE - The 2011 North Georgia Women’s Golf Media Guide has been specifically designed to aid members of the media covering the Lady Saints. We appreciate your coverage and if there is anything we can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact the sports communications office. The Department of Athletics has certain policies and procedures that we ask for you to abide by while covering the Lady Saints. SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE - The North Georgia sports communications office is located on the bottom floor of Memorial Hall Gymnasium in Room 002. Enter through the front doors of the gymnasium and take the glass door to the bottom floor. The sports communications office is the first door on your left as you exit the stairwell. PRACTICES - Practices are open to the media with several guidelines that we ask you to strictly adhere to. Media members must obtain permission to video or photograph practice in advance. Media may not listen to or be in the area of any preor post-practice talks between coaches, players, and personnel. These comments, if overheard, are off the record. Players and coaches may not be approached during practice. Reporters may ask the sports communications staff about injuries, but all interviews with training staff, coaches, and players must be done following practice. PRESS CREDENTIALS - Press and photograph credentials are issued to members of the working media only. These credentials may be obtained by contacting the sports communications office. Requests should be made 24 hours before the event to be guaranteed consideration. In most cases, credentials will be left at the clubhouse, but can be mailed upon request. Working members of the media who plan to cover North Georgia golf on the road should make credential requests through the sports communications office of the host institution. INTERVIEWS - All interviews with players and coaches must be arranged through the sports communications office. Head coach Leigh Anne Hunter is generally accessible to members of the media. The best time to reach her is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in her office which is located in Memorial Hall. Please notify the sports communications office before stopping by to interview Coach Hunter.

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HEAD COACH LEIGH ANNE HUNTER Leigh Anne Hunter is in her first season as the head coach of the women’s golf program at North Georgia College & State University in 2010-11. After serving as the graduate assistant for the women’s golf team in 2009-10, Hunter takes over as the head coach, leading the Lady Saints into their second year of existence. Hunter attended Shorter College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2005 with a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. While at Shorter, She played golf and was a three-time NAIA All-American, while earning Academic All-American honors on two different occasions. At the NAIA National Championships, Shorter finished 9th in 2003, 7th in 2004, and 10th in 2005. Individually, Hunter finished runner-up at the 2003 NAIA National Championships, tied for 16th at the 2004 NAIA National Championships, and finished her collegiate career tied for 15th at the 2005 NAIA National Championships. Shorter won the Region XIII Championship in 2002, 2003, and 2004, while Hunter was named to the Region XIII All-Tournament Team in 2003 (Low-Medalist), 2004, and 2005. In 2007, Hunter attended Berry College to work on her Masters degree in Education and Teacher Certification in Health and PE, while serving as the graduate assistant for the men’s and women’s golf programs. Both teams were consistently ranked in the top 15 with the women being ranked as high as No. 2 in the spring of 2008. The women won two NAIA Region XIII Championships, finished 9th in the 2008 National Championships, and 6th in the 2009 Championships. Hunter graduated in August of 2010 with her Masters in Arts in Teaching degree, while also receiving her Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education.


North Georgia WOMEN’S GOLF

CATALINA OLARTE Height...................................................................................5-5 Year............................................................................Sophomore Hometown................................................Manizales, Columbia Last School.........................................................Shorter College

Parents: Alberto Olarte Sibling Name(s): Mariana, Juan Gabriel, Pedro Felipe, and Luis Miguel DOB: 10/10/91 Major: Business Marketing Achievements: Finished second place at 2009 Manizales Open...competed in Manizales Match Play in 2007 and 2008...recorded a fifth place finish at 2010 NAIA Conference Tournament. Nickname: Cat Favorite Quote: “Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.” Something You Don’t Know About Me is: I’m Colombian! Favorite Restaurant: El Corral Favorite TV Show: Family Guy/Friends Favorite Pro Athlete: Lorena Ochoa

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North Georgia WOMEN’S GOLF

CHARLEY WHITMIRE Height...............................................................................5-4 Year............................................................................Sophomore Hometown................................................Dawsonville, Georgia Last School..................................................Dawson County HS

Parents: Tim and Carol Whitmire DOB: 02/14/91 Major: Nursing Achievements: At Dawson County HS, awarded Region 8-AA Runner-up in 2006, 2007...placed 9th place in the 2006 AA State Tournament...placed 3rd place at the AA State Tournament in 2007 ...in 2008, captured the Region 8-AA championship while placing 2nd place at AA State Tournament...at North Georgia, Whitmire was named PBC Bronze Scholar Athlete. Nickname: Charles Pre-game rituals/superstitions: I like to warm-up at the range before competing. Most Memorable Moment: Winning Region 8-AA Championship in 2008 for Dawson County HS! Favorite Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory, Osaka Favorite TV show: River Monters on Animal Planet Favorite Pro Athlete: John Cena off Monday Night Raw

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JODIE BORCHERT Height...................................................................................5-7 Year..............................................................................Freshman Hometown..................................................Woodstock, Georgia Last School................................................University of Hawaii

Parents: Mike Borchert and Adele Oliver Sibling Name(s): Jenelle, Jamie, Valerie, and Rachel DOB: 04/21/90 Major: Biology Nickname: Jo Something you do not know about me is: Lived in Hawaii for two years Favorite Food/Restaurant: Chick-Fil-A Favorite Sports Team: Georgia Bulldogs Favorite TV Show: Reba Favorite Pro Athlete: Paula Creamer

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North Georgia WOMEN’S GOLF

ERICA BREEDEN Height...............................................................................5-4 Year............................................................................Freshman Hometown............................................Peachtree City, Georgia Last School........................................................Andrew College

Parents: Ruth and Chris Breeden Sibling Name(s): Jared and Lindsey DOB: 07/23/89 Major: Physical Therapy Achievements: Held lowest average score at McIntosh High School...Member of Spanish Honor Society. Nickname: Erica Favorite Quote: “Go big or go home!” Something you do not know about me is: I snort when I laugh. Favorite Food/Restaurant: Mexican Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs Favorite Movie: Bring it On Favorite Pro Athlete: Paula Creamer

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North Georgia WOMEN’S GOLF

CASEY TRUELOVE Height...................................................................................5-5 Year...........................................................................Freshman Hometown.................................................................Dalton, GA Last School..........................................Northwest Whitfield HS

Parents: Mark and September Truelove Sibling Name(s): Aaron DOB: 10/08/91 Major: Mathematics Nickname: Case Favorite Quote: “Hakuna Matata” Most Memorable Moment: 2010 High School Regional Tournament! Favorite Food/Resturant: Chicken Alfredo/Olive Garden Favorite sports team: Georgia Bulldogs Favorite TV Show/Movie: Jersey Shore/Twilight

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North Georgia WOMEN’S GOLF

DAISY WRIGHT Height...............................................................................5-5 Year..............................................................................Freshman Hometown...........................................................Elijay, Georgia Last School.................................................................Gilmer HS

Parents: Greg and Jill Wright Sibling Name(s): Austin DOB: 06/22/92 Major: Physics Achievements: Honor Graduate from Gilmer High School...Gilmer County High School Most Valuable Player junior & senior year. Nickname: Scooter Favorite Quote: “Don’t let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.” Pre-Game Rituals/Superstitions: Listening to music and tapping my right pinky Most Memorable Moment: The first time I birded a hole in golf. Something you donot know about me is: I’m left handed, but I play/hit right handed. Favorite Food/Restaurant: Mexican/El Jimador Favorite TV Show/Movie: House/Space Jam Favorite Pro Athlete: Tiger Woods

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2011 Women's Golf Media Guide  

2011 Women's Golf Media Guide

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