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2010 Media Guide

Lauren Jardieu

Chelsea Glasscock

Tyler Wilson

UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS

Brandon Carlson


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Clarksville, Arkansas (7,719) 1834 650 Eagles Purple & Gold NCAA III American Southwest Dr. Rick Niece Jimmy Clark www.ozarks.edu

Team Information 09 Women’s Overall Record Conference Record 09 Conference Tournament Letterwinners Returning/Lost 09 Men’s Overall Record Conference Record 09 Conference Tournament Letterwinners Returning/Lost

2-9 2-3 None 4/4 3-8 1-4 None 3/6

Coaching Staff Head Coach Alma Mater, Yr. Office Phone E-mail Assistant Coach Alma Mater, Yr. Office Phone E-mail Student Assistant Coach Office Phone E-mail

Shaun Wiseman (2nd season) Arkansas Tech University, ‘07 479-979-1332 swiseman@ozarks.edu Travis Smith (3rd season) Ozarks, ‘09 479-979-1332 tsmith@ozarks.edu Mike Slider (1st season) 479-979-1332 mslider@ozarks.edu

Sports Information Staff Sports Information Director Alma Mater Office Phone Home Phone Cell Phone E-mail Address Assistant SID Office Phone Cell Phone Studetn Assistant SID Office Phone Chief Athletic Photographer Web Site

Josh Peppas Univ. of the Ozarks, ‘00 479.979.1483 479.670.3781 479.647.0415 jpeppas@ozarks.edu Daniel Gallegos 479.979.1483 501.442.2930 Chris Williams 479.979.1483 Zach Doty eagles.ozarks.edu

General Information Table of Contents Quick Facts

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Administration Administration Bios & Athletic Department Directory

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Coaching Staff Head Coach Shaun Wiseman Assistant Coach Travis Smith Student Assistant Coach Mike Slider 2010 Tennis Preview Men’s and Women’s Tennis Preview Schedule Men’s and Women’s Roster

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Women’s Player Profiles Jennifer Fretwell Jessica Heidelberg Katherine Menhard Briar Vona Lauren Jardieu Emily Drake Chelsea Glasscock Tara Richards LeAnan White

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Men’s Player Profiles Brandon Carlson Brett Spahn Tyler Wilson Matt Arant Jake Barry Welsey Dunham Matthew Ede Tanner Holman Philip Johnson Tom Lowe Shaun Renfro Henry Stoltz

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2009 Review 2009 Men’s and Women’s Final Stats 2009 Men’s and Women’s Results

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Program Honors & Awards Women’s Honors Men’s Honors

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This Is Ozarks Campus Overview Academic Excellence Outdoor Experience

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INTRODUCTION

University of the Ozarks Location Founded Enrollment Nickname School Colors National Affiliation Conference President Athletic Director Web Site

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Dr. Rick Niece President

Athletic Directory

Raised in a small town (pop. 900) in Ohio, Dr. Rick Niece attended a school that housed all classes, grades 1-12, in one building. After graduating from high school, Dr. Niece attended Ohio State University where he received a bachelor of science degree with majors in English and speech. His master’s degree and Ph.D. are from Kent State University. Dr. Niece began his professional career in education as a high school English and speech teacher. He subsequently held a variety of administrative positions at the public school level: department chair, supervisor, assistant principal, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent.

ADMINISTRATION

In 1988, Dr. Niece left the public school sector and became an assistant professor and special assistant to the dean at Kent State University in Ohio. He later went to Walsh University in Canton, Ohio where he served in several positions: professor, academic dean, provost, executive vice president, and interim president. In 1997, Dr. Niece was named president of the University of the Ozarks. He and his wife, Sheree, currently live in Clarksville.

Jimmy Clark, Athletic Director 479-979-1484 jclark@ozarks.edu Josh Peppas, Sports Information Director 479-979-1483 jpeppas@ozarks.edu Chad Floyd, Head Athletic Trainer 479-979-1472 cfloyd@ozarks.edu Baseball Office Jimmy Clark, Head Coach jclark@ozarks.edu Robert Mummey, Assistant Coach rmummey@ozarks.edu Curt Dixon, Assistant Coach cdixon@ozarks.edu Men’s Basketball Office Doug Boxell, Head Coach dboxell@ozarks.edu Luke Hammond, Assistant Coach lhammond@ozarks.edu Women’s Basketball Office Carl Ramsey, Head Coach cramsey@ozarks.edu Alex Holland, Assistant Coach aholl538@ozarks.edu

Jimmy Clark Athletics Director

Cross Country Office Brian Hull, Head Coach bhull@ozarks.edu

Jimmy Clark begins his fourth year as the Athletic Director and his ninth year as head baseball coach. As Athletic Director, he is responsible for all aspects of the athletic department, with oversight of 17 staff members.

Men’s Soccer Office John Cossaboon, Head Coach jcossaboon@ozarks.edu Matt Torok, Assistant Coach mtorok@ozarks.edu

A former baseball standout at the University of Central Arkansas, Clark was named the 2005 American Southwest Conference East Division Baseball Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to their first winning season in nearly a decade. Clark’s 2007 club earned a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 1996. The 2008 team went 32-11, the best record in school history, and made the playoffs. That team was ranked as high as 14th by D3baseball.com during the season. Two of his players from the 2008 club earned All-America honors from D3baseball.com and another was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Team. A native of Conway, Ark., he earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UCA and his master’s degree in secondary education from University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Clark and his wife, Kelli, have two sons, Dax and Cole.

Women’s Soccer Office Bryan Drotar, Head Coach bdrotar@ozarks.edu Colby Keesee, Assistant Coach ckeesee@ozarks.edu Softball Office Elizabeth Caroscio, Head Coach ecaroscio@ozarks.edu Chelsea Joslin, Assistant Coach cjoslin@ozarks.edu Tennis Office Shaun Wiseman, Head Coach swiseman@ozarks.edu Travis Smith, Assistant Coach tsmith@ozarks.edu Mike Slider, Student Assistant Coach mslider@ozarks.edu

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Shaun Wiseman Head Coach

Travis Smith Assistant Coach Travis Smith enters his third year as an assistant coach at Ozarks. A native of Kaufman, Texas, Smith played collegiately in Texas and Hawaii. Smith was recruited out of Terrell Christian Academy in Terrell, Texas, and was part of Tyler Junior College’s highly-regarded tennis program prior to attending University of Hawaii. Smith graduated from Ozarks in 2009 with a degree in management. Mike Slider

COACHING STAFF

Shaun Wiseman begins his second season as Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach. Wiseman, a native of Rogers, Ark., was the assistant women’s coach at NCAA Division II Arkansas Tech University from 2005-2007 where he helped with all aspects of the Golden Suns Tennis program. Wiseman made an immediate impact last season, nearly leading the women’s program to the playoffs. Wiseman had one player earn ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors in 2009. A combined six players were on the American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team, and two of his women’s players earned All-Conference honors. Wiseman helped with the development of the junior tennis program in the River Valley community. He is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Registry. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music. Wiseman and his wife, Alicia, were married in 2008.

Student Assistant Coach Mike Slider enters his first year as a student assistant coach at Ozarks. A native of Little Rock, Slider played at Ozarks four seasons, earning a reputation for his outstanding leadership and on court skills. He was among the most dominate players during his time at prestigious Pulaski Academy High School (Ark.). Slider, a senior, is one of the top political science majors at Ozarks.

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2010 PREVIEW

Wiseman Optimistic About 2010 Team Tennis at the University of the Ozarks is on the upward swing under head coach Shaun Wiseman. The men’s and women’s tennis program saw measurable growth under the helm of first-year head coach Shaun Wiseman in 2009. Wiseman sparked a quick turn-around for both programs. Most notably, Wiseman’s impact was seen in the women’s team as they made the largest stride finishing 2-9 overall and 2-3 in the conference, good enough for third-place with UT-Dallas and LeTourneau University. The Lady Eagles just missed a playoff berth by way of tiebreakers. The men finished 3-8 overall and 1-4 in conference play. In his second year, Wiseman is confident that the upward trend of both programs will continue. “Both teams will remain competitive in the American Southwest Conference this season,” said Wiseman. “The women have a strong chance at finishing as high as second and qualifying for the playoffs. The men have a bigger talent gap to fill in relation to the other teams in the conference, but they will compete and be improved from last year’s results.” Wiseman will turn to a pair of veterans to anchor his men’s and women’s teams. Briar Vona is the top returner for the women. As a junior, Vona has been tabbed one of the team captains and is coming off of an ASC All-Conference Honorable Mention season a year ago. “Briar is the perfect D-III player,” says Wiseman. “She is the kind of player who has a very high tennis IQ and she will make you beat her, she doesn’t beat herself.” For the men, a new No. 1 will take the court in 2010. Senior Brandon Carlson gets the nod in his fourth year on the team. “Brandon did all the things he needed to do over the summer to jump into the No. 1 spot for the men,” said Wiseman. “He worked hard to fix his serve, and now he is a legitimate No. 1.” 4

As both teams continue to rebuild, a handful of young talent will be asked to gain collegiate experience as they go. The women’s team will feature a trio of impact freshmen. “Emily Drake will win a lot of matches in her four years on campus,” predicts Wiseman. “Her game reminds me a lot of former standout Lea Rana.” In terms of raw talent, Wiseman is excited about the potential of Tara Richards. “She is the kind of player that has no ceiling for her game,” said Wiseman. “With tons of raw talent, she has a world of potential.” Chelsea Glasscock highlights the incoming players for the women, and is a player that Wiseman believes will be “special” at Ozarks. “Chelsea is a special talent, she is relatively new to the sport of tennis, but she hits a consistent ball and will do very well in conference play.” On the men’s side of the court, first-year players Henry Stoltz and Jack Barry will have an immediate impact for Wiseman. “Henry has great game already as a freshman, but still has room to improve,” says Wiseman. “Jack’s tennis game can only be described as beautiful. His play is just so effortless.” A couple of players that Wiseman sees coming out from beyond the radar will be Jennifer Fretwell for the women, and Matthew Ede for the men. “I believe that a lot of our women’s matches will hinge on the success of Jennifer, she will be the ‘X-factor’ for the women all season,” said Wiseman. “Matthew is a freshman transfer that has great strokes and will have to mature as a tennis player and learn to control his game. He could rise up and make an impact this season.” Both teams open up the 2010 spring season on the road in Conway, Ark. to take on Hendrix College February 13th.

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FEBRUARY Feb. 13

Sat.

Hendrix College (men)

Conway, AR

1:30 pm

Feb. 13

Sat.

Hendrix College (women)

Conway, AR

3:00 pm

Feb. 20

Sat.

Sewanee (men)

Conway, AR

3:00 pm

Feb. 23

Tues.

Harding University

Home

1:00 pm

Feb. 26

Fri.

Austin College

Sherman, TX

3:00 pm

Feb. 27

Sat.

*UT-Dallas

Richardson, TX

9:00 am

Feb. 27

Sat.

*Schreiner University

Richardson, TX

2:00 pm

March 4

Thurs.

*LeTourneau University

Longview, TX

3:00 pm

March 5

Fri.

*UT-Tyler

Tyler, TX

12:00 pm

March 12

Fri.

John Brown University

Home

3:00 pm

March 13

Sat.

*Louisiana College

Home

10:00 am

March 15

Mon.

University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (men)

Pine Bluff, AR

1:00 pm

March 30

Tues.

Arkansas Tech University (women)

Russellville, AR

4:00 pm

April 6

Tues.

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

3:00 pm

April 9

Fri.

Rust College

Home

2:00 pm

April 10

Sat.

*Mississippi College

Home

10:00 am

MARCH

*Denotes American Southwest Conference matches

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2010 SCHEDULE

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Clarksville, AR Natural Dam, AR Arlington, TX Earth, TX Greenville, MS

Tara Richards LeAnan White Chelsea Glasscock Emily Drake

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Henderson, NV Oskaloosa, IA Prairie Grove, AR Wills Point, TX

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Jennifer Fretwell Jessica Heidelberg Lauren Jardieu Briar Vona Katherine Menhard

Jack Barry Brandon Carlson Brett Spahn Tyler Wilson Tom Lowe Henry Stoltz 6

SO SR SR SR FR FR

El Dorado, AR Grapevine, TX Greenwood, AR Claremore, OK Knippa, TX Dover, AR

Wesley Dunham Shaun Renfro Philip Johnson Tanner Holman Matt Arant Matthew Ede

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Weiner, AR Carrollton, TX Plano, TX Mesquite, TX Georgetown, TX Knippa, TX


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JENNIFER FRETWELL

Senior // 5-7 // Clarksville, AR (Clarksville HS) Personal Major: Art Parents: Lisa Loch Bio Third season on the team... Finished with a 3-6 overall spring record as a junior... Had a 2-3 ASC record in conference play junior campaign..Took a 6-1, 6-2 win in singles play against Louisiana College last season...Had a singles win against John Brown (6-1, 6-2) junior year... Recorded a 8-0 doubles win against Louisiana College last season...Played in one singles match her freshman season.

Get to know Jennifer Favorite food: Chinese My pre-match ritual: I like to write down goals I want to accomplish for every match. “Look for Jesus” on my serve, watch the ball hit the racquet Favorite movie: The Hangover Favorite book: Breaking Dawn My superstition(s) is/are: Making wishes on 11:11 When I was little I wanted to be: A figure skater I started playing tennis when I was: A freshman in college Favorite TV show: The Office or Scrubs My favorite tennis shoes are: Adidas When I’m not playing tennis I am: Working Most proud of: My mom Most famous athlete I’ve ever seen: Shaun Wiseman! The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Best tennis memory: Winning my longest match ever against UT-Dallas: 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 I’d like To visit: The Virgin Islands My favorite class at Ozarks: Probably my Spanish classes Why I chose Ozarks: Purple is my favorite color Something unique about me: I have a blue spot in my right iris If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Jesus, Will Ferrell, and Lady Gaga | University of the Ozarks Tennis |

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Coach Wiseman On Jennifer Fretwell “Jenny is a fierce competitor. As someone who didn’t start playing tennis until college, she has made the most of her athletic ability and turned into a very good player. She is one of our captains this season and has been a great leader.”

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JESSICA HEIDELBERG

KATHERINE MENHARD

Senior // 5-7 // Natural Dam, AR (Cedarville HS)

Senior // 5-7 // Greenville, MS (Seton)

Personal Major: Art Parents: Duane and Susan Heidelberg

Personal Major: Political Science Parents: Chris and Donita Menhard

Bio Did not play last season... Played in one match as a sophomore...Did not play her freshman season.

Junior Played in one singles match and one doubles match last season...Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.

Coach Wiseman On Jessica Heidelberg “Jessie is such a hard worker. She brings an enthusiasm to the court that keeps the team loose and in a positive frame of mind. She is such a joy to have around.”

Coach Wiseman On Katherine Menhard “Katherine is a great person to have on the team. She has a maturity about her that people look to as a calming influence. She has recovered from a knee injury sustained this fall and is looking forward to a good season.”

Get to know Jessica Favorite food: Cheeseburger My pre-match ritual: Double-check that I didn’t forget anything Favorite movie: Remember the Titans Favorite book: Old Yeller My superstition(s) is/are: Every penny is a lucky penny When I was little I wanted to be: A zoo keeper I started playing tennis when I was: 19 Favorite TV show: Family Guy My favorite tennis shoes are: The ones I put bright green laces on When I’m not playing tennis I am: In the art building Most proud of: Being the first Heidelberg in col- lege in a very long time Most famous athlete I’ve seen: N/A The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Arizona Best tennis memory: Winning my first doubles match with Lindsey I’d like To visit: Ireland My favorite class at Ozarks: 2D Studio Why I chose Ozarks: It’s not too far but not too close to home Something unique about me: I’m so ticklish you don’t even have to touch me before I start laughing If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Caleb, Josh, Andrew (My Brothers)

Get to know Katherine Favorite food: Sushi My pre-match ritual: Listening to music Favorite movie: Is there such a thing? Favorite book: Poems, prose, physiology/sociol- ogy books My superstition(s) is/are: N/A When I was little I wanted to be: A lawyer I started playing tennis when I was: 24 Favorite TV show: Bones My favorite tennis shoes are: Sandals When I’m not playing tennis I am: Behind a book Most proud of: Graduation Most famous athlete I’ve seen: Andy Roddick The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Greece and Italy Best tennis memory: Competitive practices I’d like To visit: Europe, East Asia and Africa on a long term basis My favorite class at Ozarks: All are enjoyable Why I chose Ozarks: The academic standards and constant opportunity to be in a student community Something unique about me: I like to build things: furniture and tinker with cars; dream car is a 1940 Chevy truck If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: NA

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BRIAR VONA Junior // 5-7 // Washington DC

Personal Major: Political Science Parents: Bonnie Vona Bio Named to the ASC All-East Division Honorable Mention Team in doubles play last season...Finished with a 4-6 overall singles record and a 2-3 record in ASC play... Posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Louisiana College and a 6-4, 6-0 win over UT-Dallas...Went 5-5 in doubles action...Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.

Get to know Briar Favorite food: Sushi My pre-match ritual: Listen to music Favorite movie: Top Gun Favorite book: Tuesdays With Morrie My superstition(s) is/are: N/A When I was little I wanted to be: A lawyer I started playing tennis when I was: 12 Favorite TV show: House My favorite tennis shoes are: New Balance When I’m not playing tennis I am: Studying or traveling Most proud of: Surviving Morocco The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Federer The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Australia Best tennis memory: The bus ride to Louisiana I’d like To visit: Iraq/Afghanistan My favorite class at Ozarks: History of Political Thought II Why I chose Ozarks: Political Science and Tennis Something unique about me: I’m a certified PADI diver If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: My sister, my mom, my dad

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Coach Wiseman On Briar Vona “Briar is a great leader. She is the perfect player to have on any team. She has a high tennis IQ and is very coachable. ”

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LAUREN JARDIEU

Sophomore // 5-7 // Arlington, TX (Mansfield Summit HS) Personal Major: Physical Education Parents: Tony and Debbie Jardieu Bio Played No. 2 singles most of the season as a freshmen... Finished the year with two singles wins...Posted a 6-7, 6-1, 10-0 win in ASC play... Picked up a pair of doubles wins.

MEET THE PLAYERS

Coach Wiseman On Lauren Jardieu “Lauren has come a long way in her short time at Ozarks. As a sophomore, she will be the oldest player on the team next year and I am looking for her to step up and be someone who can lead the ladies next season.”

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Get to know Lauren Favorite food: Pasta My pre-game ritual: Listening to music to get into the zone Favorite movie: Too many to choose from Favorite book: Harry Potter Series My superstition(s) is/are: N/A When I was little I wanted to be: Hair Dresser I started playing tennis when I was: Competitively started at 12 Favorite TV show: Lost My favorite tennis shoes are: Adidas Barricades When I’m not playing tennis i am: Watching Lost or hanging out with friends Most proud of: My brother finally finding an awe- some job! The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Dallas Mavericks The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Hawaii Best tennis memory: Every match I’d like To visit: Italy My favorite class at Ozarks: Yoga Why I chose Ozarks: Tennis and the business program Something unique about me: I wore a Scoliosis Brace for two years, eighteen hours a day and when I went to bed If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Mary Workman, my Dad, and Bono | University of the Ozarks Tennis |


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EMILY DRAKE

CHELSEA GLASSCOCK

Freshman // 5-7 // Wills Point, TX (Wills Point HS)

Freshman // 5-3 // Prairie Grove, AR (Prairie GroveHS)

Personal Major: Undeclared Parents: Scott and Becky Drake

Personal Major: Mathematics/Sec. Education Parents: Wade and Sharon Jones

Bio First season on the team.

Bio First season on the team...Also a member of the basketball team.

Get to know Emily Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo Pasta My pre-game ritual: Listen to Solja Boy Favorite movie: The Proposal Favorite book: The Lovely Bones My superstition(s) is/are: I have to use the same ball I won the point with When I was little I wanted to be: A veterinarian I started playing tennis when I was: 13 Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air My favorite tennis shoes are: Barricade V When I’m not playing tennis I am: Watching a movie Most proud of: NA The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Dallas Cowboys The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Panama City, Florida Best tennis memory: Final match of the Ennis Tour junior year I’d like To visit: New York My favorite class at Ozarks: Bowling Why I chose Ozarks: Tennis Something unique about me: I am very good at painting If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Andy Roddick, Rodger Federer and Serena Williams

Coach Wiseman On Chelsea Glasscock “Chelsea has been such a pleasure to have around. As my first official tennis recruit, I am looking forward to her winning a lot of matches here. She is also the point guard for the basketball team and does a great job balancing both sports along with school.” Get to know Chelsea Favorite food: Spaghetti My pre-match ritual: Listening to music Favorite movie: Hitch and Wimbledon Favorite book: Twilight Series My superstition(s) is/are: N/A When I was little I wanted to be: Tall I started playing tennis when I was: A sophomore in high school Favorite TV show: CSI My favorite tennis shoes are: Nike When I’m not playing tennis I am: In the gym or library keeping my awesome GPA up! Most proud of: My accomplishments The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Shaun Wiseman The furthest place I’ve traveled is: California Best tennis memory: Going to the overall tennis tourna- ment as a Senior after winning conference I’d like To visit: Rome and Paris My favorite class at Ozarks: Comp II Why I chose Ozarks: Shaun Wiseman Something unique about me: I’m exactly 5-foot 7/8 inches If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Federer, Coach Wiseman, Kobe Bryant

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Coach Wiseman On Emily Drake “Emily is a great athlete that is going to have great success here at Ozarks. She has a good all-court game and has a chance to be a very special player.”

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TARA RICHARDS

LEANAN WHITE

Freshman // 5-5 // Henderson, NV (Foothill HS)

Freshman // 5-8 // Oskaloosa, IA (Oskaloosa HS)

Personal Major: Undeclared Parents: Michael Richards and Daniel Froenlich

Personal Major: Chemistry Parents: Carmen Matanane Bio First season on the team.

Bio First season on the team.

MEET THE PLAYERS

Coach Wiseman On Tara Richards “Tara is the team comedian. She is a great to have around and should be very successful on the court this season.” Get to know Tara Favorite food: Sushi My pre-match ritual: Listening to music Favorite movie: Spiderman 1 Favorite book: Catcher in the Rye My superstition(s) is/are: N/A When I was little I wanted to be: An astronaut I started playing tennis when I was: 12-13 Favorite TV show: The Simpsons My favorite tennis shoes are: All When I’m not playing tennis I am: With Bob Sarber Most proud of: Not much...yet The most famous athlete I’ve seen: BYU The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Arkansas Best tennis memory: High School Regionals I’d like To visit: England My favorite class at Ozarks: Marketing Concepts Why I chose Ozarks: Shaun Wiseman Something unique about me: I set all my clocks eight minutes fast If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: John Lennon, Barack Obama, Federer

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Coach Wiseman On LeAnan White “LeAnan suffered a devastating foot injury this fall. She continues to rehab every day and when healthy is a very solid tennis player.” Get to know LeAnan Favorite food: Chinese My pre-game ritual: Listening to music on my ipod Favorite movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas Favorite book: The Oak Leaves My superstition(s) is/are: None When I was little I wanted to be: An Actress I started playing tennis when I was: A freshman in high school Favorite TV show: Gossip Girls My favorite tennis shoes are: Nike When I’m not playing tennis I am: On my phone Most proud of: My father The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Adrian Peterson The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Florida Best tennis memory: First day back on the court after breaking my ankle I’d like To visit: Alaska My favorite class at Ozarks: Chemistry Why I chose Ozarks: Tennis Something unique about me: I am 100% Native American If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Mom, Dad, and Vegas (Tara Richards)

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BRANDON CARLSON Senior // 6-1 // Grapevine, TX (Grapevine HS)

Personal Major: History Parents: Lloyd and Karen Carlson Bio Posted three singles wins last season...Played No. 2 position in singles all of last season...Had a pair of doubles wins..Posted an 8-0 doubles win in ASC play... Had four wins in singles play as a sophomore...Tallied six doubles wins his sophomore campaign...Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.

Get to know Brandon Favorite food: Texas Bar-Be-Que My pre-match ritual: Listening to music on my ipod Favorite movie: Rush Hour Favorite book: The Bible My superstition(s) is/are: Bouncing the ball 7 times before a serve When I was little I wanted to be: A volcanologist I started playing tennis when I was: 9 Favorite TV show: Sportscenter, Man vs. Wild, and Mythbusters My favorite tennis shoes are: Classic Barricade II When I’m not playing tennis I am: Planning Activities for CAB and being ARD of King Hall Most proud of: My mother overcoming many health setbacks The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Rodger Federer The furthest place I’ve traveled is: England and Scotland Best tennis memory: Beating favored Southlake-Car- rol to clinch a district title I’d like To visit: Spain, Italy, and Australia My favorite class at Ozarks: Photography Why I chose Ozarks: My first commitment suspended their tennis program, so I gave Ozarks a chance Something unique about me: A family-owned rare 1965 Ford Mustang If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Pete Sampras, FDR, George Strait | University of the Ozarks Tennis |

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Coach Wiseman On Brandon Carlson “Brandon is the backbone of the men’s team. His workman style of tennis has made him a leader on and off the court. ”

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BRETT SPAHN

Senior // 5-11 // Greenwood, AR (Greenwood HS) Personal Major: Chemistry Parents: Greg and Dana Spahn Bio Had three wins in singles play, including a 6-1,6-1 win in ASC play last season... Posted two wins in doubles action...Tallied four wins in singles as a sophomore...Had a 8-0 win in doubles play agaisnt Rust his sophomore season...Played in two singles matches his freshman year... Also a member of the cheerleading team.

Coach Wiseman On Brett Spahn “Brett along with Brandon Carlson are our two captains this year. Brett is a great athlete and has really developed as a tennis player in four years here.”

MEET THE PLAYERS

Get to know Brett Favorite food: Geno’s Pepperoni Pizza My pre-match ritual: Looking into the eyes of Mike Laws Favorite movie: Aladdin Favorite book: OJ’s Autobiography My superstition(s) is/are: Don’t fear it, cheer it When I was little I wanted to be: Power Ranger I started playing tennis when I was: 13 Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother/Scrubs/ Psych My favorite tennis shoes are: Pumas When I’m not playing tennis I am: Doing flips Most proud of: Mikey Laws hitting a winner to end his college career The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick The furthest place I’ve traveled is: The Bahamas Best tennis memory: Beating Travis Smith I’d like To visit: Australia My favorite class at Ozarks: Anything Chemistry Why I chose Ozarks: For athletics Something unique about me: I was All-State Symphonic band in high school If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Elton John, Jack Barry, and Alicia Wiseman

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TYLER WILSON

Senior // 5-11 // Claremore, OK (Claremore HS) Personal Major: Biology Parents: Mark and Debbie Wilson Bio Had a pair of singles wins last season...Had three wins in doubles as a junior...Played as a freshman and picked up a doubles win...Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.

Get to know Tyler Favorite food: Steak My pre-match ritual: Listening to music on my ipod Favorite movie: Boondock Saints Favorite book: Now I Can Die In Peace: 2004 Red Sox My superstition(s) is/are: Always wearing my LiveStrong bracelet and cross necklace When I was little I wanted to be: A doctor I started playing tennis when I was: 12 Favorite TV show: House My favorite tennis shoes are: Adidas Triads When I’m not playing tennis I am: In the library or weight room Most proud of: Being able to excel both on the court & in the classroom The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Michael Jordan The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Montreal, Canada Best tennis memory: Upsetting the #1 team in Okla- homa to win regionals I’d like To visit: Rome, Italy My favorite class at Ozarks: Molecular and Cellular Biology Why I chose Ozarks: Small size and family atmosphere Something unique about me: I am the oldest of 32 Great- Grand Children If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Julius Caesar, John McEnroe, and John F. Kennedy | University of the Ozarks Tennis |

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Coach Wiseman On Tyler Wilson “Tyler has done a great job balancing tennis and a very daunting school schedule. As a pre-med major, he has had managed to get exceptional grades while maintaining a solid tennis game.”

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MATT ARANT

JACK BARRY

Sophomore // 5-11 // Georgetown, TX (Salado HS)

Sophomore // 5-11 // El Dorado, AR (El Dorado HS)

Personal Major: History Parents: Samuel and Teresa Arant

Personal Major: Psychology Parents: Connie Barry

Bio First season on the team.

Bio First season on the team.

MEET THE PLAYERS

Coach Wiseman On Matt Arant “Matt took a couple semesters off from tennis but has come back in better shape and ready to contribute.”

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Get to know Matt Favorite food: Sirloin Steak My pre-match ritual: Listen to Coldplay’s “A Rush of Blood to the Head” Favorite movie: Animal House Favorite book: Harry Potter My superstition(s) is/are: None, superstitions indicate lack of self-confidence When I was little I wanted to be: An astronaut I started playing tennis when I was: Around 5 Favorite TV show: 24 My favorite tennis shoes are: New Balance When I’m not playing tennis I am: Lounging Most proud of: Dean’s List member The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Alex Rodriguez The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Seattle, Washington Best tennis memory: Advancing to high school regio- nal tournament I’d like To visit: Rome My favorite class at Ozarks: History of India Why I chose Ozarks: Wanted to go out of state, and got a scholarship Something unique about me: I am distantly related to Francis Scott Key, composer of the Nat- ional Anthem If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Andrew Jackson, Jack Nichol son, Jim Morrison

Coach Wiseman On Jack Barry “Jack has more natural ability in his lefty pinky finger than most players I have ever coached. His tennis potential has no ceiling and I am really hoping he reaches it.” Get to know Jack Favorite food: Dark meat My pre-match ritual: Lace my shoes up Favorite movie: NA Favorite book: Holes My superstition(s) is/are: N/A When I was little I wanted to be: Jack Barry I started playing tennis when I was: 9th grade Favorite TV show: That 70’s Show My favorite tennis shoes are: Adidas When I’m not playing tennis I am: Not on the tennis courts Most proud of: My accomplishments The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Michael Jordan The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Colorado Best tennis memory: Playing in a tournament fresh- man year I’d like To visit: Australia My favorite class at Ozarks: NA Why I chose Ozarks: Tennis Something unique about me: Allergic to milk If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Pete Maravich, Shaun Wiseman, Travis Smith

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WESLEY DUNHAM

MATTHEW EDE

Sophomore // 5-11 // Weiner, AR (Weiner HS)

Freshman // 5-1 // Knippa, TX (Uvalde HS)

Personal Major: Management Business Administration Parents: Lisa Morris

Personal Major: Undeclared Parents: Frank and Linda Ede Bio First season on the team... Transferred in at semester.

Bio First season on the team

Coach Wiseman On Matthew Ede “Matt is a transfer student that just joined the team. I really like his smooth style of play and expect him to contribute this season.”

Get to know Wesley Favorite food: Chili’s My pre-match ritual: Always use the bathroom Favorite movie: Constantine Favorite book: Not a reader My superstition(s) is/are: NA When I was little I wanted to be: A mathematician I started playing tennis when I was: 14 Favorite TV show: George Lopez My favorite tennis shoes are: Nike When I’m not playing tennis I am: Doing homework or playing Mod- ern Warfare 2 Most proud of: My truck The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Bowled with Chris Barnes The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Australia Best tennis memory: Playing a high school match in the rain I’d like To visit: Japan My favorite class at Ozarks: Any Robert Wofford class Why I chose Ozarks: Same size classes as my high school Something unique about me: I hate watching sports on TV If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Steve Irwin

Get to know Matthew Favorite food: Italian My pre-game ritual: Listening to music on my ipod Favorite movie: Zombie Land Favorite book: Any Louis L’Amour book My superstition(s) is/are: None When I was little I wanted to be: A firefighter I started playing tennis when I was: 10 Favorite TV show: CSI My favorite tennis shoes are: Adidas Barricaded III When I’m not playing tennis I am: In my room Most proud of: Playing tennis in college The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Tommy Haas The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Virgin Islands Best tennis memory: Winning the play-back at district I’d like To visit: Germany My favorite class at Ozarks: CI Why I chose Ozarks: To play tennis Something unique about me: I like to read If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Lead singer of Escape the Fate

MEET THE PLAYERS

Coach Wiseman On Wesley Dunham “Wes is one of the hardest working individuals on the team. He gives 110% everyday and it has paid off on the court.”

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TANNER HOLMAN

PHILIP JOHNSON

Sophomore // 5-11 // Mesquite, TX (Poteet HS)

Senior // 6-1 // Plano, TX (Plano East HS)

Personal Major: Undeclared Parents: Robert and Terry Holman

Personal Major: Business Administration Parents: Jon and Trudee Johnson

Bio First season on the team... Also a member of the soccer team... Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.

Bio First season on the team... Also a member of the soccer team...Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.

Coach Wiseman On Tanner Holman “Tanner is a dual sport athlete that plays soccer in the fall and joins us for tennis in the spring. He is a great athlete and his tennis is improving by the day. I look for him to continue to get better and become a leader for the team in years to come.”

Coach Wiseman On Philip Johnson “Phil is another soccer/tennis player. He is one of the fastest people on campus and that speed is a huge weapon on the tennis court.”

Get to know Tanner Favorite food: A nice steak dinner My pre-match ritual: Reach down and touch my toes Favorite movie: Dan In Real Life Favorite book: Chronicles of Narnia My superstition(s) is/are: I am not superstitious, just a little stious When I was little I wanted to be: Spiderman I started playing tennis when I was: 7th grade Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother My favorite tennis shoes are: Adidas When I’m not playing tennis I am: Serenading a woman with a guitar and my voice Most proud of: My Dad The most famous athlete I’ve seen: NA The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Europe Best tennis memory: Beating a girl in the under-13 Mesquite Championship I’d like To visit: Hawaii My favorite class at Ozarks: Contemporary Literature Why I chose Ozarks: The close community of people Something unique about me: I am in the works of writing a musical If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: George Harrison, William Shakes- peare, John F. Kennedy

Get to know Philip Favorite food: Spaghetti and Meatballs My pre-match ritual: Chillin Favorite movie: The Hangover Favorite book: The Bible My superstition(s) is/are: Don’t fix something that isn’t broken When I was little I wanted to be: A Ninja I started playing tennis when I was: 21 Favorite TV show: Burn Notice My favorite tennis shoes are: Anything that covers my feet When I’m not playing tennis I am: Playing soccer or hanging out with friends Most proud of: My family The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Deco (Soccer Player) The furthest place I’ve traveled is: North Dakota Best tennis memory: Playing with our soccer coach and watching him flail at a ball and then running into the fence I’d like To visit: England My favorite class at Ozarks: Critical Inquiry Why I chose Ozarks: Soccer Something unique about me: Can’t gain weight to save my life If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Dylan, Dylan, Dylan

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TOM LOWE

SHAUN RENFRO

Freshman // 6-3 // Knippa, TX (Uvalde HS)

Senior // 5-8 // Carrollton, TX (Creekview HS)

Personal Major: Physical Education Parents: Pat and Cheryl Lowe

Personal Major: Political Science Parents: Stan and Tami Renfro

Bio First season on the team.

Bio First season on the team... Also a member of the soccer team.

Get to know Tom Favorite food: Italian My pre-match ritual: Pasta, Gatorade Favorite movie: 300 Favorite book: Eldest My superstition(s) is/are: None When I was little I wanted to be: A video game designer I started playing tennis when I was: 3 Favorite TV show: Sons of Anarchy My favorite tennis shoes are: Babolat When I’m not playing tennis i am: Playing Halo/Call of Duty Most proud of: Tennis The most famous athlete I’ve seen: San Antonio Spurs The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Vienna, Austria Best tennis memory: State Tournament I’d like To visit: Ireland My favorite class at Ozarks: First Aid Why I chose Ozarks: Closest out-of-state school Something unique about me: I’ve watched almost every movie that came to the theater in 2009 If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Andre Agassi, Tony Black, Gerard Butler

Coach Wiseman On Shaun Renfro “Shaun has been a delight to have on the team this year. As a four-year soccer player, he has already accomplished great things at Ozarks and he is hungry to contribute to the tennis team before he graduates.” Get to know Shaun Favorite food: The Wiseman Special - Anything My pre-match ritual: Jamming to my ipod and think- ing about complete domination Favorite movie: Match Point Favorite book: Biomechanical Principles of Ten- nis Technique by Dr. Knudson My superstition(s) is/are: Talking to my racket before match When I was little I wanted to be: The next Andre Agassi I started playing tennis when I was: 12 Favorite TV show: NCIS My favorite tennis shoes are: Adidas CYD Reflex When I’m not playing I am: Playing the harmonica Most proud of: Improving and fine tuning my already dominant kick serve The most famous athlete I’ve seen: Travis Smith and Shaun Wiseman in the Australian Open: Ozarks Edition The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Guatemala Best tennis memory: Being a part of something so special I’d like To visit: Travis Smith’s family My favorite class at Ozarks: History of Political Thought Why I chose Ozarks: Great place to get away from the big city and get an educa- tion at the same time Something unique about me: I hold the record for most racket spins at Ozarks If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Travis Smith, Shaun Wiseman, David Ortiz

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MEET THE PLAYERS

Coach Wiseman On Tom Lowe “Tom is a very talented young man. As a freshman he is already making contributions to the program and I look for him to grow as a person and a tennis player during his time here.”

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HENRY STOLTZ

Freshman // 5-11 // Dover, AR, (Russellville HS) Personal Major: Biology Parents: Saewaeng Stoltz Bio First season on the team.

MEET THE PLAYERS

Coach Wiseman On Henry Stoltz “Henry is another freshman that is making an immediate impact on the team. He is a great doubles player and is always someone I can count on to give maximum effort.” Get to know Henry Favorite food: Thai Soup My pre-match ritual: Listening to music Favorite movie: Quarantine Favorite book: Scarlet Letter My superstition(s) is/are: Scared of water puddles When I was little I wanted to be: Scientist I started playing tennis when I was: 14 Favorite TV show: Californication My favorite tennis shoes are: Adidas Barricades IV When I’m not playing tennis I am: Playing video games Most proud of: Titles won The most famous athlete I’ve seen: N/A The furthest place I’ve traveled is: Australia Best tennis memory: Playing with Josh Griffin I’d like To visit: Thailand My favorite class at Ozarks: Biology II Why I chose Ozarks: Small school Something unique about me: I like brunettes If I could have dinner with any three people in the world, I would invite: Kate Cardonbottoms, Luke Bo- wen, and that one guy

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2009 Men’s Final Statistics

2009 Men’s Results Feb 14

at Hendrix College

L 1-8

Feb 16

JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY

L 4-5

Feb 26

HARDING UNIVERSITY

L 0-9

Feb 27

AUSTIN COLLEGE

W 7-2

*Mar 6

at Louisiana College

W 8-1

*Mar 7

at Mississippi College

L 0-9

*Apr 3

LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY

L 1-8

*Apr 4

TEXAS-DALLAS

L 0-9

Apr 7

at Harding University

L 0-9

*Apr 9

#12 TEXAS-TYLER

L 0-9

Apr 15

at John Brown University

W 5-4

2009 Women’s Results Feb 14 JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY

L 3-6

Feb 14 at Hendrix College

L 3-6

Feb 26 HARDING UNIVERSITY

L 0-9

Feb 27 AUSTIN COLLEGE

L 1-8

*Mar 6 at Louisiana College

W 8-1

*Mar 7 at Mississippi College

L 0-9

Mar 17 ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY

L 0-9

*Apr 3, LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY

L 4-5

* Apr 4 TEXAS-DALLAS

W 5-4

*Apr 9

L 0-9

TEXAS-TYLER

Apr 15 at John Brown University

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2009 STATS & RESULTS

2009 Women’s Final Statistics

L 3-6

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American Southwest Conference Honors ASC East Division Player of the Year 2008 Olivia Fisher ASC All-East Division First Team 2008 Olivia Fisher 2007 Olivia Fisher 2006 Olivia Fisher 2003 Julie Richardson 2000 Julie Richardson ASC All-East Division Second Team 2009 Lea Rana (singles) 2004 Karie Allen 2003 Jessica Bush Kim Jacky Karie Allen 2002 Julie Richardson 2001 Julie Richardson 1998 Saima Chauhan Ashley Wright Ozarks Female Athlete of the Year 2008-09 Olivia Fisher 2007-08 Olivia Fisher 2003 Julie Richardson ASC Female Sportsmanship Award 2003 Julie Richardson

HONORS & AWARDS

ASC All-East Division Honorable Mention 2009 Lea Rana (doubles) Briar Vona (doubles) 2001 Julie Parr Liza Talley ASC All-East Division 1999 Julie Richardson Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Honors All-AIC 1992 1991 1990

Gloria Garrison Gloria Garrison Gloria Garrison

ASC Championship Tournament Appearances 2003 2007

American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team 2009 Brittany Hein Briar Vona 2008

Robin Bass Olivia Fisher Brittany Hein

2007

Olivia Fisher Robin Gattis Jessalyn Halsted Heather Hartlerode Brittany Hein Ember Smith

2006

Olivia Fisher Ember Smith Amanda Stang

2005

Claudia Aguilar Taylor Emanuelson Carrie Rogers Ember Smith

2004

Karie Allen Mandy Glantz Mandy Hock Holly Rexroat

2003

Karie Allen Mandy Hock Kim Jacky Holly Rexroat Julie Richardson

2002

Debbie Giesecke Mandy Hock Julie Richardson

2001

Julie Richardson

1999

Mary Bales Rebecca Farrar Erin Tobey

1998

Erin Tobey

1997

Rebecca McCollum Erin Tobey

1996

Paige Dean Rebecca McCollum Samantha Synder Emily Williams

Olivia Fisher

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Julie Richardson

Karie Allen

Lea Rana

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American Southwest Conference Honors

American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team

ASC East Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year 2009 Mike Laws

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 1998 1997 1996

ASC All-East Division First Team 2001 Peter Maxwell ASC All-East Division 1997 Shane Seamans

Lee Short

Greg Gilliam

HONORS & AWARDS

ASC All-East Division Second Team 2008 Tyler Patterson 2006 Lee Short 2003 Taylor Dodds Zack Schiff 2001 Greg Gilliam 1999 Greg Gilliam Peter Maxwell

Brandon Carlson Huy Do Keith Edwards Tyler Wilson Brandon Carlson Huy Do Keith Edwards Mike Laws Huy Do Keith Edwards Mike Laws Paul Northcutt Lee Short Dan Benton Kevin Edwards Paul Northcutt Dan Benton Cesar Herrera Paul Northcutt Dan Benton Cesar Herrera John Manning John Manning Peter Maxwell Greg Gilliam Peter Maxwell Greg Gilliam Peter Maxwell Matt Young Andrew Smallwood Matt Young Jerry Allison Andrew Smallwood Matt Young

Peter Maxwell

Zack Schiff

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University of the Ozarks

For 175 years, University of the Ozarks has approached education with an unyielding search for truth. That search led our founders to establish the first co-educational college west of the Mississippi. It set the stage for the first Arkansas woman to receive a college degree. And because truth often defies convention, ours was the first historically white college in the state to admit African-Americans. Every day, our history inspires Ozarks students to discover their own individual truths. But we won’t expect you to find the answers alone. Through every step of your search, we’ll stand by you as true scholars, mentors, and friends. Founded in 1834 as Cane Hill School, University of the Ozarks is a private, four-year comprehensive university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Located on 30 acres in Clarksville, Arkansas (pop. 7,500), Ozarks is home to about 675 students from 22 states and 20 countries. More than 80 percent of our faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields. Because we’re small by design, our average class size is 14 and the student/ faculty ratio is 13:1. More than 60 majors, minors, and preprofessional degrees, from Composite Science to Strategic Communications are offered. Many Ozarks graduates also go on to top graduate programs in law, medicine, and engineering.

At roughly half the national average for a private, liberal arts education, University of the Ozarks’ tuition offers exceptional value. About 95 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. Over $7.7 million in financial aid is distributed annually. You may have heard that a liberal arts education is all about mental agility, intellectual prowess, service to others, and critical thinking. We couldn’t agree more. But at Ozarks, we’re also steeped in the tradition of preparedness – for your career, for graduate school, for life. A key part of being prepared is knowing when to ask for help. Ozarks’ Student Support Services (SSS) provides free tutoring, a 24-hour computer lab, resume assistance, career and grad school strategies, and more than a dozen other services to help students achieve their very best. Internships are an essential part of the college experience, allowing you to practice newfound skills “in the field” and try a career (or two) on for size. Ozarks interns are doing research in polymer chemistry, working with the forest service, and volunteering for national political campaigns. Just how much can one student get involved? One Ozarks student landed internships at both the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and the FOX News Network in Manhattan and created films for Little Rock’s “48 Hour Film Festival” as well as the Cinequest Film Festival.

The central mall of campus is flanked by historic Munger Chapel and Walker Hall, a $7 million facility that houses a television studio, radio station, and state-of-the art editing suites. The 38,000-square-foot Robson Library houses more than 175,000 items for reading and research.

Once Ozarks graduates get out into the world, there’s no stopping them. Our alumni pursue a truly incredible array of careers, from writing for ad agencies and practicing clinical psychology to working for the Secret Service. And if you’re interested in furthering your education, expect to be in good company. More than 85 percent of Ozarks students who apply are accepted to top graduate, medical, and law schools.

Seventy-five percent of students live on campus in one of six residence halls that feature such perks as recreation rooms and in-room computer connections.

If you’re not accustomed to personal interaction with your instructors, you’ll get used to it soon enough. Both in and out of class, Ozarks faculty demand accountability

(don’t be surprised if you get a phone call from your professor when you miss class). That sort of “personal attention” is just one example of our genuine concern for each individual student’s progress. Our faculty is known for inspiring remarkable acts. With their help, students are studying abroad in Strasburg, Florence, and Hong Kong. They’re learning about new forms of international currency trading from experts in the field, and using their Latin skills to enhance research papers on medieval drama. If this sounds more like master’s work than undergraduate, it’s no accident. Because University of the Ozarks is small by design, professors have the time to delve deeply into every student’s interests – and help make the most of their talents. In the political science program, Dr. Gil Parks’ students are researching national human rights legislation at American University in D.C. and taking on internships with the National Republican Senatorial Committee. They’re also attending law schools nationwide, including Notre Dame, Pepperdine, and Georgetown. Similarly, Dr. Sean Coleman encourages his pre-med students to take full advantage of the liberal arts, with foreign language minors, and immersion trips to countries like Mexico and Italy. With over 40 clubs and organizations to choose from, it isn’t hard to find one you’re truly passionate about. For some, it’s a club with academic affiliations like Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) – a global, non-profit organization that helps members develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills by championing free enterprise and community service. Others pursue more personal passions by joining Amnesty International, College Republicans, or Young Democrats. And if you’re simply looking to have fun, you won’t be disappointed. In the student center, ping-pong matches have been known to go on for hours, and you never know when a soccer game might break out in the quad. Movie nights often hit the big screens in the residence halls, where camaraderie and community come together. Part of the campus charm is its family-like atmosphere.


Majors Accounting Art* Biology* Business Administration Business Education* Chemistry Communications-Radio, TV & Video Communications-Strategic Composite Science Early Childhood Education*† Economics English* Environmental Studies History* History & Literature Management Marketing Mathematics* Middle Level Education*† Music Philosophy Physical Education* Political Science Psychology Psychology of Human Behavior Religion Religion/Philosophy Social Sciences* Sociology Spanish Theatre Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medical Sciences Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Veterinary Sciences * Teaching Certificates available † Special education certificates available


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2010 SPRING SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 13 Hendrix College (men)

Conway, AR

1:30 pm

13 Hendrix College (women)

Conway, AR

3:00 pm

20 Sewanee (men)

Conway, AR

3:00 pm

23 Harding University

Home

1:00 pm

26 Austin College

Sherman, TX

3:00 pm

27 *UT-Dallas

Richardson, TX

9:00 am

27 *Schreiner University

Richardson, TX

2:00 pm

MARCH 4

*LeTourneau University

Longview, TX

3:00 pm

5

*UT-Tyler

Tyler, TX

12:00 pm

12 John Brown University

Home

3:00 pm

13 *Louisiana College

Home

10:00 am

15 Univ. of Ark.-Pine Bluff (men)

Pine Bluff, AR

1:00 pm

30 Arkansas Tech Univ.(women) Russellville, AR

4:00 pm

APRIL 6

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR 3:00 pm

9

Rust College

Home

2:00 pm

Home

10:00 am

10 *Mississippi College

*Denotes American Southwest Conference matches

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