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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 Tennis 2011 WOMEN’S TENNIS ROSTER Name Laura Chapman Audrey Marlette Juliana Moscoso Chiong Jordan Poole Stasa Vujosevic Matilda Watson

Yr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. So.

Ht. 5-3 5-6 5-6 5-9 5-10 5-4

Hometown/Last School Columbus, GA/Hardaway HS Buford, GA/Buford HS Buayaquil, Ecuador/Mercer University Buford, GA/Buford HS Pretoria, South Africa/Sam Houston State Lincolnton, GA/Lincoln County HS

Head Coach: Kent Norsworthy

2011 WOMEN’S TENNIS SCHEDULE DATE Feb. 5 Feb. 8 Feb. 12 Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 20 Feb. 22 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 9 Mar. 12 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 26 Mar. 28 Mar. 30 Mar. 31 Apr. 2 Apr. 3 Apr. 7

OPPONENT Erskine at Young Harris West Alabama Brenau at UNC Pembroke* Francis Marion* Newberry College University of Montevallo* Clayton State* at Ga. Southwestern* at Columbus State* at Georgia College* vs. Brevard College% vs. Shawnee St.& vs. Missouri Valley& at USC Aiken* at Augusta State* Lander University* Young Harris at Carson-Newman at Tusculum College Flagler College* Armstrong Atlantic* at Berry College All Times Eastern Standard Time * - Peach Belt Conference Game % - at Hilton Head, South Carolina

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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 Tennis 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 will call, but can be mailed upon request. Working members of the media who plan to cover North Georgia women’s tennis 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 Kent Norsworthy is generally accessible to members of the media. The best time to reach him is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in his office which is located in Memorial Hall. Please notify the sports communications office before stopping by to interview Coach Norsworthy.

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HEAD COACH KENT NORSWORTHY Kent Norsworthy is in his sixth season at the helm of the North Georgia College & State University tennis programs in 2010-11. Norsworthy took over as head coach in 2006 for Rick Case, who stepped down as head coach but remained an assistant coach for the tennis program and taught classes in the Department of Education at NGCSU. Norsworthy graduated from North Georgia in 2001, where he competed on the Saints tennis team all four years. He was named to the All-Conference team for the GACC in 1997 and 1998 and won the Conference Tournament Championship during the 1998 season. A native of Smyrna, GA, Norsworthy graduated from Mount Vernon Christian Academy and was a four-sport letterwinner in tennis, basketball, soccer and baseball. During his career, he was ranked in the top 20 in the state of Georgia for the 18-and-under age division, and was also listed in the top 60 in the Southern rankings. Since graduation in 2001, Norsworthy has been a teaching tennis professionally in Alpharetta and Duluth to all ages and abilities. He achieved certification by the USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) in 2001.


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STASA VUJOSEVIC Height...................................................................................5-10 Year....................................................................................Senior Hometown..............................................Pretoria, South Africa Last School...................................................Sam Houston State

GETTING TO KNOW STASA

Favorite Quote: “Live everyday to the fullest and stop to appreciate the small things in life which we are blessed with.� Most Memorable Moment: Building Lego cities with my little brother. Something you do not know about me is: I was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Favorite Food: Steak, medium rare, with lots of pepper Favorite Sports Team: Lakers Favorite Movie: The Road to Eldorado Favorite Pro Athlete: Roger Federer

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JULIANA CHIANG Height....................................................................................5-6 Year....................................................................................Junior Hometown..................................................Buayaquil, Ecuador Last School...................................................Mercer University

GETTING TO KNOW JULIANA Nickname: Juli Pre-Game Rituals/Superstitions: Eating breakfast before a tennis match Favorite Food: Italian/Chinese Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves Favorite Book: Paula - Isabel Allende Favorite TV show/Movie: Grey’s Anatomy/ The Prestige Favorite Pro Athlete: Lukas Podolski

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JORDAN POOLE Height...................................................................................5-9 Year...........................................................................Sophomore Hometown.........................................................Buford, Georgia Last School................................................................Buford HS

GETTING TO KNOW JORDAN

Achievements: At Buford HS, Poole was awarded the Coach’s Award for her freshman and junior years...Received the Captain’s Award for sophomore and senior years. Quote: “I can do all thing though Christ who strengthens me.” - Phil 4:13 Most Memorable Moment: When I met Andy Roddick at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Favorite Food/Restaurant: Mexican/ Chickfila Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves Favorite TV show: Remember the Titans Favorite Pro Athlete: Andy Roddick

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MATILDA WATSON Height....................................................................................5-4 Year...........................................................................Sophomore Hometown..................................................Lincolnton, Georgia Last School..................................................Lincoln County HS

GETTING TO KNOW MATILDA Achievements: At Lincoln County HS, awarded Coaches Award junior year of high school... was named Most Valuable Player senior year of HS. Favorite Quote: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” -Bob Marley Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese/ pasta Favorite Sports Team: Georgia Bulldogs After College Goals: Medical School Favorite TV show/Movie: America’s Funniest Home Video/The Notebook Favorite Pro Athlete: Peyton Manning

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LAURA CHAPMAN Height...................................................................................5-3 Year...........................................................................Freshman Hometown....................................................Columbus, Georgia Last School...........................................................Hardaway HS

GETTING TO KNOW LAURA

Achievements: Page One Athletics Winner... named CORTA Female Junior Player of the Year...awarded The Dr. Nelson O. Tyrone Memorial Trophy...named to the 2010 All Bi-City Tennis Team as the Girls Player of the Year. Favorite Quote: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiam.” -Ralph Waldo Emerso Something you do not know about me: I love peanut butter! Favorite Restaurant: Zaxby’s/Moe’s Favorite TV show: The Office/ America’s Next Top Model Favorite Pro Athlete: Rafael Nadal 16


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AUDREY MARLETTE Height....................................................................................5-6 Year.............................................................................Freshman Hometown.........................................................Buford, Georgia Last School................................................................Buford HS

GETTING TO KNOW AUDREY Achievements: Awarded Coaches Award her freshman, sophomore, junior year at Buford HS. Pre-Game Rituals/Superstitions: Listening to music to get me ready for my match. Favorite Restaurant: Moe’s Favorite Sports Team: Tennessee Volunteers Favorite TV show: Pretty Little Liars Favorite Pro Athlete: Rafael Nadal

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2011 Women's Tennis Media Guide