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Women’s Big South Championship Results

2008 Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 29-March 1, 2008 (Clemson, S.C.) Team Results 1. Coastal Carolina .................202.50 2. Liberty .........................................173 3. Charleston Southern.................89.50 4. Radford ..........................................64 5. High Point ......................................58 6. Winthrop .......................................50 7. VMI ................................................13 8. UNC Asheville ...............................11 Track Performer: Diana Jepchirchir, Coastal Carolina Field Performer: Shemelia Brandon, Radford Freshman of the Year: Canchettar Delamar, Charleston Southern Coach of the Year: Alan Connie, Coastal Carolina Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Felicitas Mensing, Coastal Carolina Coastal Carolina Results 60 meters 1. Ikeiylah Brown ............................7.57 200 meters 1. Shanta Johnson..........................24.46 2. Ikeiylah Brown ..........................24.67 400 meters 1. Vondeeshia Humphries .............56.32 4. Shanta Johnson..........................56.83 800 meters 8. Shelby Donahue .....................2:21.67 Mile 5. Theresa Schamberger ............5:16.07 3,000 meters 1. Diana Jepchirchir..................10:01.70 60-meter Hurdles 2. LeAuna Sistruk ............................8.49 7. Jessica Houston ...........................9.17 5,000 meters 1. Diana Jepchirchir..................17:24.54 60-meter hurdles 1. LeAuna Sistrunk ..........................8.53 2. Jessica Houston ...........................8.72 7. Sierrah Oates ..............................9.00

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Distance Medley Relay 1. Coastal Carolina ..................12:24.50 High Jump 3. Kristen Burpoe ...................... 4’11.5” 3. Jessica Houston ...................... 4’11.5” 8. Mikaela Terry ......................... 4’11.5” Pole Vault 1. Marcie Veitch ................... 11’5.75”3” 2. Claire Young ...................... 10’11.75” 3. Laura Flath ................................ 10’0” Long Jump 3. Arielle Miller .................... 17’8.25”16 7. Jessica Houston ................ 17’6.75”11 8. Sierrah Oates ......................... 17’6.5” Triple Jump 2. LaAuna Sistrunk ................. 38’10.50” 6. Jessica Houston ...................... 37’0.5” Shot Put 4. Alexandra Rathburn .............. 42’5”50 7. Zakiyyah Stewart ................. 38’6.25” Weight Throw 4. Brittany Connor ...................... 50’11” 5. Alexandra Rathburn .................. 47’3” *Big South Record 2008 Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships April 17-19, 2008 (Rock Hill, S.C.) Team Results 1. Coastal Carolina .....................230 2. Charleston Southern....................186 3. Liberty .........................................154 4. High Point ......................................72 5. Winthrop .......................................62 6. Radford ..........................................60 7. VMI ................................................42 8. UNC Asheville .................................7 Track Performer: Dionne Gibson, Charleston Southern Women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer Shemelia Brandon, Radford Freshman of the Year: Misha Morris, Charleston Southern Coach of the Year: Tosha Ansley, Charleston Southern Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Felicitas Mensing, Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina Results 100 meters 4. Ikieylah Brown ..........................12.10 7. Arielle Miller .............................12.52 100 meter Hurdles 1. LeAuna Sistrunk ........................13.97 4. Jessica Houston .........................14.72 5. Sierrah Oates ............................14.93 7. Melissa Arango ..........................15.08 200 meters 2. Ikieylah Brown ..........................24.84 7. Vondeeshia Humphries .............25.47 400 meters 2. Vondeeshia Humphries .............55.37 8. Zarena Sita .............................1:00.11 400 meter Hurdles 3. Ebony Brown .........................1:05.03 8. Kandisa Allicock .....................1:12.21 800 meters 6. Shelby Donahue .....................2:23.00 1,500 meters 4. Felicitas Mensing ....................4:40.70 5. Theresa Schamberger ............4:47.71 3,000-meter Steeplechase 1. Felicitas Mensing ..................10:51.90 6. Aubrey Bernquist .................11:41.76 5,000 meters 1. Diana Jepchirchir..............17:26.77@ 10,000 meters 3. Diana Jepchirchir..................35:24.54 7. Joyce Curtin .........................40:39.93 Heptathlon 1. Elisha Tegeder ............................4151 7. Mikaela Terry .............................3402 High Jump 2. Kandisa Allicock ..................... 5’3.75” 3. Elisha Tegeder ........................ 5’3.75” 5. Mikaela Terry ......................... 5’1.75” Pole Vault 1. Claire Young ............................. 11’9” 2. Marcie Veitch ....................... 9’11.75” Long Jump 3. Sierrah Oates ....................... 18’6.50” 5. Arielle Miller ........................ 18’1.75” 7. Jessica Houston .................... 17’8.25”

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Triple Jump 2. LeAuna Sistrunk ................. 39’11.50” 3. Jessia Houston .......................... 39’1” 7. Kammi Bittle .......................... 36’.75” Discus Throw 3. Brittany Connor ...................... 126’9” 5. Zakiyyah Stewart .................. 116’11” 6. Amy Puzzo .............................. 116’6”

Javelin Throw 2. Deborah Mattern .................... 135’5” 3. Caitlin Lupo .......................... 127’10” 7. Bridget Garrity ...................... 114’10” 11. Brittany Connor ...................... 101’8” Shot Put 6. Brittany Connor ...................... 39’10” 7. Zakiyyah Stewart ................. 38’2.25” 4x100-meter Relay 3. Coastal Carolina .......................46.90 4x400-meter Relay 3. Coastal Carolina ....................3:57.95 ^-Conference Record #-Meet Record @-Facility Record 2008 New Balance Big South Conference Cross Country Championships (Lynchburg, Va.) October 27, 2008 Team Results: 1. Coastal Carolina .......................54 2. Liberty ...........................................55 3. High Point ......................................58 4. VMI ..............................................126 5. Radford ........................................130 6. Winthrop .....................................143 7. Gardner-Webb .............................187 8. UNC Asheville .............................193 9. Charleston Southern....................237

All-Conference: Zsanett Kis, High Point Rebekah Ricksecker, Liberty Mia Wyszynski, Coastal Carolina Maranie Staab, Coastal Carolina Kali Burt, High Point Hannah Granger, VMI Christian Johnson, Coastal Carolina Lori Crotts, Radford Carey Phillips, Winthrop Ashley Osborne, Liberty

2008 Big South Indoor Team Champions

2008 Women’s Big South Championship Results

Hammer Throw 2. Brittany Connor ...................... 155’7” 3. Zakiyyah Stewart ........................130’

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2008 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Rebekah Ricksecker, Liberty 2008 Cross Country All-Academic Team Rebekah Ricksecker, Liberty Zsanett Kis, High Point Carly Moss, Winthrop Brittany Owens, Charleston Southern Theresa Schamberger, Coastal Carolina Lauren Bowers, Presbyterian Beth Long, Gardner-Webb Brittany Christian, Radford Katherine Clark, UNC Asheville

2008 Big South Outdoor Team Champions

Coach of the Year Alan Connie, Coastal Carolina

Results (Top 5 and Coastal Carolina Finishers): 1. Zsanett Kis, High Point ...........18:23.24 2. Rebekah Ricksecker, Liberty ......... 18:39.69 3. Mia Wyszynski .....................18:45.2 4. Maranie Staab ..................................18:46.10 5. Kali Burt, High Point ...............18:52.57

2008 Big South Cross Country Team Champions

7. Christian Johnson ................18:08.4 19. Joyce Curtin .......................19:45.90 21. Shelby Donahue.................. 19:57.8 25. Theresa Schamberger ............19:33.9 33. Rindi Wood.. ............................20:37.3 38. Keli-Jo White ...........................20:58.8 59. Peggy Busbee ........................22:58.05 63. Kathryn Zenowitz .................23:33.75

2008 Runner of the Year Zsanett Kis, High Point 2008 Freshman of the Year Christian Johnson, Coastal Carolina

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Alan Connie’s Big South Coach of the Year Honors (25) Cross Country: ............. 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, ................... 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 Indoor Track and Field ...................... 1998, 1999, 2000, ....................................... 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 Outdoor Track and Field: ................ 2000, 2003, 2004, ............................................................ 2005, 2006,2008 Regional Coach of the Year (Southeast) 2004 Big South Cross Country Team Championships (12) 1988,1989,1993,1995,1996,1997,2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Teams (12) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Women’s All-Time Honors

NCAA Cross Country All-Americans (2) Diana Jepchirchir ................................................... 2007 Julia Viellehner ....................................................... 2006 NCAA Southeast All-Region Cross Country Team (16) Catherine Conder ............................. 1995, 1996, 1997 Kara Koppel ................................................. 2001, 2002 Diana Jepchirchir ................................................... 2007 Anne Marie Moutsinga....................... 2003, 2004, 2005 Angela Murphy ...................................................... 1996 Kim Nemergut....................................................... 2001 Laurie Occhipinti ................................................... 1997 Valentine Stumpf.................................................... 1993 Julia Viellehner ....................................................... 2006 Jolene Williams .................................. 1998, 1999, 2000 Big South Cross Country Individual Champions/Runners of the Year (14) Catherine Conder ............................. 1994, 1995, 1996 Diana Jepchirchir ................................................... 2007 Anne Marie Moutsinga....................... 2002, 2003, 2005 Kristen Schultz ....................................................... 1992 Valentine Stumpf.................................................... 1993 Shelley Tyler........................................................... 1989 Julia Viellehner ....................................................... 2006 Jolene Williams .................................. 1997, 1998, 1999 Big South Cross Country All-Conference Honors (79) Danielle Barajas .................................. 1996, 1997,1998 Tori Brooks ............................................................ 1988 Ingrid Burgess ........................................................ 1996 Catherine Conder ................... 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Natasha Elliott ....................................................... 2002 Cathy Ellis .............................................................. 1989 Lisa Ferrara............................................................ 1987 Daneja Grandovec ................................................. 2003 Kim Hefner ............................................................ 1992 Corina Hopkins ..................................................... 1997 Saskia Janssen ........................................................ 2005 Diana Jepchirchir ......................................... 2006, 2007 Christian Johnson .................................................. 2008 Kara Koppel ....................................... 1999, 2001, 2002 Lindsey Kozlowski .............................. 2001, 2002,2004 Kim Liljeblad .......................................................... 1990 Felicitas Mensing................................ 2005, 2006, 2007 Christina Mohr ...................................................... 2004 Anne Marie Moutsinga............. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Angela Murphy .................................. 1993, 1994, 1996 Kim Nemergut.......................... 2001, 2002, 2003,2004 Estelle Oberson ..................................................... 2005 Laurie Occhipinti ..................... 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Elizabeth Pendleton ..................................... 1997, 1998

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Ruby Price ............................................................. 1989 Robyn Ritter ...................................... 2000, 2001, 2002 Sheila Rottier ......................................................... 1993 Theresa Schamberger ........................................... 2007 Rachel Shivers ........................................................ 1988 Kristin Shultz................................................ 1991, 1992 Chantal St. Pierre .................................................. 1993 Maranie Staab .............................................. 2007, 2008 Valentine Stumpf.......................................... 1993, 1994 Shelley Tyler........................................................... 1989 Sonja Vertacnik ........................ 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 Julia Viellehner ....................................................... 2006 Kelly Webb ........................................ 1988, 1989, 1990 Jaime Weisgerber .................................................. 1995 Kym Weselak ......................................................... 1999 Jolene Williams ........................ 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Eileen Wicker ........................................................ 2003 Mia Wyszynski ....................................................... 2008 Big South Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year (7) Kara Koppel ................................................. 2001, 2002 Felicitas Mensing.................................................... 2007 Angela Murphy ............................................ 1994, 1996 Jolene Williams ............................................ 1998, 1999 Big South Cross Country Rookie of the Year (9) Ingrid Burgess ........................................................ 1996 Catherine Conder ................................................. 1994 Jessica Goeden ...................................................... 2002 Daneja Grandovec ................................................. 2003 Corina Hopkins ..................................................... 1997 Saskia Janssen ........................................................ 2005 Christian Johnson .................................................. 2008 Christina Mohr ...................................................... 2004 Julia Viellehner ....................................................... 2006 Jamie Weisgerber .................................................. 1995 NCAA Division I Track and Field All-Americans (8) Amber Campbell ................... 2001 (OT/IT), 2002 (IT), ..................................................... 2003 (OT), 2004 (IT) Chasity Johnson .............................................. 2005 (IT) Jolene Williams ........................................ 1998 (OT/IT) USTCA All-Academic Track and Field Teams 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (6) Big South Indoor Track and Field Team Championships (4) 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 Big South Female Athlete of the Year (5) Felicitas Mensing......... ...........................................2008 Amber Campbell ......................................... 2001, 2003 Jolene Williams ............................................ 1999, 2000 Big South Indoor Track and Field Most Outstanding Athlete (8) Amber Campbell (Field) .................... 2001, 2002, 2004 Diana Jepchirchir Chasity Johnson (Field) ................................ 2004, 2005 Felicitas Mensing (Track)........................................ 2007 Anne Marie Moutsinga (Track) .............................. 2004 Jolene Williams ...................................................... 1999 Big South Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year (6) Kara Koppel ................................................. 2002, 2003 Felicitas Mensing.......................................... 2007, 2008 Jolene Williams .................................. 1998, 1999, 2000

Big South Indoor Track and Field Champions (74) 2008: Ikeylah Brown (60 meters), Shanta Johnson (200 meters), Vondeeshia Humphries (400 meters), Diana Jepchirchir (3,000 meters, 5,000 meters) LeAuna Sistrunk (60 meters), Marcie Veitch (Pole Vault) 2007: Chasity Johnson (200 meters, long jump, triple jump), Amber White (400 meters), Felicitas Mensing (Mile, 3,000 meters), Laura Flath (pole vault) 2006: Chasity Johnson (200 meters, 4x400, triple jump, long jump), Amber White (4x400), Saskia Janssen (800 meters, Mile), Felicitas Mensing (3,000 meters), Claire Young (Pole Vault), LeAnna Sistrunk (4x400), Ebony Brown (4x400) 2005: Anne Marie Moutsinga (5,000 meters, 3,000 meters), Chasity Johnson (200 meters, long jump, triple jump) 2004: Anne Marie Moutsinga (3,000 meters, 5,000 meters, distance medley relay), Lital Azulay (distance medley relay), Jessica Watson (distance medley relay), Jessica Goeden (distance medley relay), Marilyn Testa (pole vault), Chasity Johnson (triple jump), Amber Campbell (weight throw) 2003: Anne Marie Moutsinga (3,000 meters, 5,000 meters), Marilyn Testa (pole vault), Jackie Lugaila (shot put, weight throw) 2002: Kara Koppel (3,000 meters), Courtney Samuel (high jump, triple jump), Amber Campbell (shot put, weight throw) 2001: Amber Campbell (shot put, weight throw), Shashonda Lane (long jump), Courtney Samuel (triple jump) 2000: Jolene Williams (3,000 meters, 5,000 meters), Courtney Samuel (triple jump), Amber Campbell (shot put, weight throw) 1999: Jolene Williams (mile, 3,000 meters, distance medley relay), Laurie Occhipinti (5,000 meters, distance medley relay), Laurie Occhipinti (distance medley relay), Sandra Henson (distance medley relay), Courtney Samuel (high jump), Liz Pidgeon (weight throw) 1998: Angela Murphy (800 meters, distance medley relay), Jolene Williams (mile, 3,000 meters, distance medley relay), Corina Hopkins (distance medley relay), Shashonda Lane (distance medley relay), Liz Pidgeon (weight throw) Big South Indoor Track and Field All-Conference Honors (169) Lital Azulay .......................................................2004 (2) Danielle Barajas ................................................1998 (2) Aubrey Bergquist ......................................... 2005, 2007 Ikeiylah Brown ....................................................... 2008 Ebony Brown..........................................2005, 2006 (2) Tamara Bryant ................................... 2005, 2006, 2007 Amber Campbell ......2000 (2), 2001 (2), 2002 (2),2004 (2) Natasha Elliot ........................................................ 2002 Laura Flath ......................................... 2006, 2007, 2008 Sylvia Galarza ......................................................... 2005 Jessica Goeden ............................................ 2003, 2004 Danielle Hagler ...................................................... 2005 Corina Hopkins ..................................................... 1998 Vondeeshia Humphries.......................................... 2008 Jessica Houston ........................................... 2007, 2008

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Big South Outdoor Track and Field Team Championships (4) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Big South Outdoor Track and Field Champions (73) 2008: Diana Jepchirchir (5,000 meters,10,000m) Elisha Tegeder (heptathlon), LeAuna Sistrunk (100-meter hurdles), Felicitas Mensing (3,000-meter steeplechase), Claire Young (pole vault) 2007: LeAuna Sistrunk (100-meter hurdles), Amber White (400-meters, 4x400), Marcie Veitch (pole vault), Chasity Johnson (long jump, triple jump), Tamara Bryant (discus), Ikeiylah Brown (4x400), Shanta Johnson (4x400), Desiree Leach (4x400) 2006: Saskia Janssen (1,500 meters), Felicitas Mensing (3,000-meter steeplechase), LeAuna Sistrunk (100-meter hurdles, 4x100), Ebony Brown (400-meter hurdles), Courtney Lemon (4x100), Felisha Jacobs (4x100), Chasity Johnson (4x100, Long Jump), Claire Young (pole vault), Dana Sizemore (javelin), Brittany Reid (discus) 2005: Chasity Johnson (long jump, triple jump, 200 meters), Ebony Brown (400 meters), Anne Marie Moutsinga (10,000 meters), Lindsey Kozlowski (3,000 meter Steeplechase), Brittany Reid (discus) 2004: Anne Marie Moutsinga (5,000 meters), Claudia Witte (10,000 meters), Daneja Grandovec (3,000 meters), Marilyn Testa (pole vault), Chasity Johnson (long jump, triple jump), Amber Campbell (discus, hammer), Dana Sizemore (javelin) 2003: Anne Marie Moutsinga (1,500 meters), Robyn Ritter (10,000 meters), Lindsey Kozlowski (3,000 meter steeplechase), Amber Campbell (hammer, shot put, discus) 2002: Marilyn Testa (400-meter hurdles), Courtney Samuel (triple jump), Annette Purdy (hammer) 2001: Amber Campbell (hammer, shot put, discus), Courtney Samuel (triple jump, high jump, heptathlon) 2000: Courtney Samuel (triple jump), Amber Campbell (discus), Annette Purdy (hammer) 1999: Jolene Williams (1,500 meters), Laurie Occhipinti (3,000 meters), Annette Purdy (hammer) 1998: Jolene Williams (1,500 meters), Laurie Occhipinti (3,000 meters), Liz Pidgeon (hammer, javelin), April Cook (high jump)

Big South Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year (7) Kara Koppel ................................................. 2001, 2002 Felicitas Mensing.................................................... 2008 Angela Murphy ............................................ 1996, 1997 Jolene Williams ............................................ 1998, 1999

1997: Angela Murphy (800 meters, 1,500 meters), Catherine Conder (3,000-meters), Dorie Biagianti (discus) 1996: Angela Murphy (800 meters, 1,500 meters)

Big South Outdoor Track and Field Most Outstanding Athlete (7) Amber Campbell (Field) .................... 2001, 2003, 2004 Chasity Johnson (Field) .......................................... 2005 Angela Murphy ...................................................... 1996 Liz Pidgeon ............................................................ 1998 Valentine Stumpf.................................................... 1994

1995: Catherine Conder (1,500 meters)

Big South Conference Outstanding Track and Field Athletes of the Year (3) Amber Campbell ......................................... 2003, 2004 Chasity Johnson ..................................................... 2005

Kandissa Allicock ............................................. 2008 (2) Lital Azulay ...................................................... 2004 (2) Danielle Barajas ..................................... 1996 (2), 1997 Monica Beall ..........................................................1996 Aubrey Bergquist ...................................................2007 Dorie Biagianti ................................................. 1997 (2)

1994: Valentine Stumpf (800 meters, 1500 meters)

Big South Outdoor Track and Field All-Conference Honors (216)

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Ebony Brown............... 2003, 2005 (4), 2006 (3), 2007 Ikeiylah Brown ................................. 2007 (3), 2008 (3) Tamara Bryant ..................................2005 (2), 2007 (3) Amber Campbell ............. 2000 (2), 2001 (3), 2003 (3), ......................................................................... 2004 (4) Kristine Claffie .......................................................1994 Catherine Conder ............................1995, 1996, 1997 Brittany Connor .............................................. 2008 (2) April Cook .........................................1997, 1998, 1999 Laura Flath ...................................................2005, 2007 Sylvia Galarza .........................................................2005 Daneja Grandovec ........................................... 2004 (2) Jessica Greene .......................................................2000 Julia Greene ...........................................................2000 Sandra Henson ...................................... 1999 (2), 2000 Lisa Holsinger .............. 2000 (2), 2001, 2002, 2003 (2) Jessica Houston .....................................................2008 Vondeeshia Humphries.................................... 2008 (3) Saski Janssen .................................................... 2006 (2) Felisha Jacobs....................................2005 (2), 2006 (3) Katherine Jenerette ...............................................1994 Diana Jepchirchir ............................. 2007 (2), 2008 (2) Chasity Johnson ............... 2004 (2), 2005 (7), 2006 (3), ......................................................................... 2007 (3) Shanta Johnson ................................................ 2007 (3) Kara Koppel .................................................2002, 2003 Lindsey Kozlowski .................2002 (2), 2003 (2), 2004, ...............................................................................2005 Laura Kukich ..........................................................1999 Shashonda Lane ................. 1998, 1999 (3), 2000, 2001 Desiree Leach........................................................2007 Courtney Lemon ...............................2005, 2006, 2007 Caitlin Lupo ...........................................................2008 Deborah Mattern ..................................................2008 Christina Mohr ......................................................2005 Dawnita Moore .....................................................2003 Felicitas Mensing.................................... 2006 (2), 2008 Arielle Miller ..........................................................2008 Anne Marie Moutsinga.....................2003 (2), 2004 (3), .............................................................. 2005 (3), 2006 Angela Murphy .......................1995, 1996 (2), 1997 (2) Jamie Mushatt-Valrie ..............................................2007 Kim Nemergut................................................. 2004 (2) Sierrah Oates.........................................................2008 Estelle Oberson .....................................................2006 Laurie Occhipinti ............................1995 (2), 1997 (2), ............................................................... 1998 (2), 1999 Karen Olesky .........................................................2004 Elizabeth Pendleton ......................................... 1998 (2) Liz Pidgeon ...................................................... 1998 (3) Jessica Pressley ..................................2005, 2006, 2007 Annette Purdy ............. 1999 (2), 2000 (2), 2001, 2002 Brittany Reid ...........................2004, 2005 (2), 2006 (2) Robyn Ritter ......................................2000, 2002, 2003 Sheila Rottier .........................................................1994 Courtney Samuel ............. 1999 (5), 2000 (4), 2001 (3), ......................................................................... 2002 (3) LeAuna Sistrunk......................2006 (3), 2007, 2008 (4) Zarena Sita.............................................................2008 Dana Sizemore ..................................2004, 2005, 2006 Valentine Stumpf.............................................. 1994 (2) Marilyn Testa...........................2001, 2002 (3), 2004 (2) Elisha Tegeder...................................2005 (2), 2008 (2) Katrina Vereen .......................................................1999 Marcie Veitch .....................................2006, 2007, 2008 Jessica Watson .............................................2002, 2004 Jolene Williams ..................................1997, 1998, 1999 Amber White ......................................... 2006, 2007 (3) Eileen Wicker ........................................................2005 Claudia Witte.........................................................2004 Claire Young ................................................2006, 2008

Women’s All-Time Honors

Saskia Janssen ...................................................2006 (3) Felicia Jacobs.......................................................... 2005 Diana Jepchirchir ..............................................2008 (2) Shanta Johnson ...................................................... 2008 Chasity Johnson .................2004(5), 2005 (6), 2005 (5), ..........................................................................2007 (4) Kara Koppel ...................................... 2002 (2), 2003 (2) Lindsey Kozlowski ................................................. 2005 Shashonda Lane .................1998 (2), 1999 (5), 2001 (2) Desiree Leach........................................................ 2007 Danielle Leyh ......................................................... 1998 Stephanie Lomax ..............................................2000 (2) Jackie Lugaila..................................... 2002 (2), 2003 (2) Felicitas Mensing............................... 2006 (3), 2007 (2) Michelle Mentzer..............................................2002 (2) Dawnita Moore ..................................................... 2003 Christina Mohr ...................................................... 2005 Anne Marie Moutsinga..................... 2003 (2), 2004 (3), .......................................................... 2005 (3), 2006 (3) Aaryn Munson ............................................. 2002, 2003 Angela Murphy .................................................1998 (3) Kim Nemergut..............................2002, 2004 (2), 2005 Sierrah Oates......................................................... 2008 Laurie Occhipinti ..............................................1999 (2) Elizabeth Pendleton ...................................... 1998,1999 Liz Pidgeon ....................................... 1998 (2), 1999 (2) Jessica Pressley ............................................ 2006, 2007 Annette Purdy ....................................................... 2001 Brittany Reid ................................................ 2004, 2006 Robyn Ritter ................................................ 2002, 2003 Latrice Sales ........................................................... 2002 Courtney Samuel ..............1999 (2), 2000 (4), 2001 (2), ..........................................................................2002 (2) Margo Sanders ....................................................... 2004 Heather Saponaro ................................................. 2002 Theresa Schamberger ......................................2007 (3) LeAnna Sistrunk............................2006 (2), 2007, 2008 Marilyn Testa............................ 2002 (2), 2003(2), 2004 Elisha Tegeder........................................................ 2005 Marcie Veitch ..................................... 2006, 2007, 2008 Jessica Watson .................................. 2002 (2), 2004 (3) Kym Weselak ......................................................... 2000 Amber White .................................... 2006 (2), 2007 (2) Keli-Jo White ......................................................... 2007 Jolene Williams ..................1998 (3), 1999 (3), 2000 (2) Claudia Witte......................................................... 2004 Eileen Wicker ........................................................ 2004 Claire Young ...................................... 2006, 2007, 2008

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60 meters 1. Chasity Johnson 2. Ikeiylah Brown 3. Shanta Johnson 4. LeAuna Sistrunk 5. Courtney Lemon 6. Arielle Miller 7. Latrice Sales 8. Shashonda Lane

7.45 7.57 7.70 7.83 7.86 7.87 7.90 7.92

2007 2008 2008 2007 2007 2008 2002 1999

60 meter Hurdles 1. LeAuna Sistrunk 2. Jessica Houston 3. Ebony Brown 4. Sierrah Oates 5. Felisha Jacobs 6. Courtney Samuel Dawnita Moore 8. Elisha Tegeder Shashonda Lane

8.47 8.72 8.88 9.00 9.06 9.15 9.15 9.26 9.26

2008 2008 2006 2008 2006 2002 2003 2005 1998

200 meters 1. Shanta Johnson 2. Ikeiylah Brown 3. Chasity Johnson 4. Amber White 5. Vondeeshia Humphries 6. LeAuna Sistrunk 7. Zarena Sita Sandra Henson 400 meters 1. Amber White 2. Vondeeshia Humphries 3. Shanta Johnson 4. Ebony Brown 5. Dawnita Moore 6. Desiree Leach 7. Tasha Williams 8. Sandra Henson

24.46 24.56 24.71 24.86 25.73 25.86 26.00 26.00

55.71 56.25 56.83 56.99 58.48 58.35 59.46 59.49

2008 2008 2005 2007 2008 2008 2008 1999

2007 2008 2008 2006 2004 2007 1998 1999

5,000 meters 1. Jolene Williams 2. Diana Jepchirchir 3. Anne Marie Moutsinga 4. Laurie Occhipinti 5. Kara Koppel 6. Felicitas Mensing 7. Danielle Barajas 8. Saskia Janssen Pentathlon 1. Elisha Tegeder 2. Alyssa Englebrecht 3. Kandisa Allicock 4. Mikaela Terry 5. Lauren Watts Distance Medley Relay 1. Azuly, Watson Goeden, Moutsinga 2. Nemergut, Watson Goeden, Grandovec 3. Donahue, Sita K. White, Schamberger 4. Bergquist, Leach K. White, Schamberger 5. Occhipinti, T. Williams Murphy, J. Williams 6. Munson, Saponaro Mentzer, Elliot 7. Bergquist, Tegeder Hagler, Moutsinga

800 meters 1. Saskia Janssen 2. Angela Murphy 3. Christina Mohr 4. Shelby Donahue 5. Theresa Schamberger 6. Kim Nemergut 7. Jessica Watson 8. Corina Hopkins

2:13.75 2:14.50 2:17.58 2:19.28 2:19.96 2:20.36 2:20.44 2:21.04

2006 1995 2005 2008 2007 2005 2002 1999

4x400-meter Relay 1. E. Brown, A. White Sistrunk, C. Johnson 2. I. Brown, S. Johnson Leach, A. White 3. E. Brown, A. White Sistrunk, C. Johnson 4. E. Brown, Sistrunk C. Johnson, A. White 5. Leach, A. White I. Brown, C. Johnson 6. Moore, Testa Johnson, Watson 7. Keenan, A. White S. Johnson, C. Johnson 8. E. Brown, Tegeder A. White, C. Johnson

Mile Run 1. Saskia Janssen 2. Valentine Stumpf 3. Jolene Williams 4. Christina Mohr 5. Felicitas Mensing 6. Anne Marie Moutsinga 7. Kim Nemergut 8. Kara Koppel

4:55.39 4:58.17 4:58.40 4:58.86 4:58.89 5:02.89 5:03.40 5:04.00

2006 1995 1999 2005 2007 2006 2005 2003

High Jump 1. Courtney Samuel 2. Chasity Johnson 3. Jessica Watson 4. Marilyn Testa 5. Jessica Houston 6. Dawnita Moore 7. Kandisa Allicock 8. Heather Saponaro

3,000 meters 1. Jolene Williams 2. Catherine Conder 3. Julia Viellehner 4. Angela Murphy 5. Anne Marie Moutsinga 6. Christina Mohr 7. Diana Jepchirchir 8. Felicitas Mensing

9:25.29 9:37.83 9:44.72 9:48.79 9:49.83 9:55.43 9.55.45 9:55.69

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17:15.65 17.:24.54 17:27.75 17:41.13 17:42.00 17:44.68 17:54.24 17:58.51

1999 2008 2006 1999 2002 2006 1998 2006

3,090 points 2,281 points 2,659 points 2,604 points 2,259 points

2007 2007 2008 2008 2008

12:18.91

2004

12:22.92

2004

12:24.50

2008

12:36.19

2007

12:36.21

1998

12:36.21

2002

12:37.99

2005

3:49.10

2006

3:52.68

2008

3:54.64

2006

3:54.99

2006

3:56.05

2007

3:56.30

2004

3:56.78

2006

3:58.05

2006

5’5.25” 5’5” 5’5” 5’4.25” 5’4.25” 5’3.75” 5’3” 5’2.25”

n/a 2004 2004 2004 2007 2003 2008 n/a

Pole Vault 1. Marilyn Testa 2. Marcie Veitch 3. Laura Flath 4. Claire Young 5. Lisa Holsinger 6. Margo Sanders 7. Monique Gibson 8. Elisha Tegeder

11’11.75” 11’5.75” 11’0.25” 10’10” 10’6” 9’6.25” 8’6.25” 8’4.25”

2003 2008 2007 2007 n/a 2004 2005 2005

Long Jump 1. Chasity Johnson 2. Shashonda Lane 3. Sierrah Oates 4. Arielle Miller 5. Courtney Samuel 6. Stefanie Lomax 7. Felisha Jacobs 8. LeAuna Sistrunk

20’0.25” 18’7” 18’1.5” 18’0.5” 11’11.75” 17’9.75” 17’9” 17’6.75”

2006 1999 2008 2008 1999 2000 2006 2008

43’3.25” 40’5.5” 39’5.25”

2005 2008 2006

39’0.5” 38’9.5” 38’2.75” 37’10.75” 37’10.75” 37’2.5”

2000 2007 1999 2008 2000 2008

Shot Put 1. Amber Campbell 2. Brittany Reid 3. Sylvia Galarza 4. Jackie Lugaila 5. Courtney Nash 6. Tamara Bryant 7. Alexandra Rathburn 8. Liz Pidgeon

49’7.75” 47’3.5” 46’6.25” 43’7.75” 43’7.25” 43’5.25” 43’5” 40’4.75”

2002 2005 2005 2003 2007 2005 2008 1999

Weight Throw 1. Amber Campbell 2. Jessica Pressley 3. Liz Pidgeon 4. Tamara Bryant 5. Brittany Reid 6. Courtney Nash 7. Karen Olesky 8. Jackie Lugaila

72’11.75” 59’10.5” 58’1” 57’3.5” 55’3.5” 53’2.25” 51’10” 51’3”

2004 2007 1999 2005 2005 2007 2005 2002

Triple Jump 1. Chasity Johnson 2. LeAuna Sistrunk 3. DeMiracle Washington 4. Courtney Samuel 5. Felisha Jacobs 6. Shashonda Lane 7. Arielle Miller Stefanie Lomax 8. Jessica Houston

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11.91 11.92 11.94 11.97 12.23 12.31 12.33 12.35

2006 1999 2006 2007 2007 2001 2008 2003

400-meter Hurdles 1. Ebony Brown 2. Dawnita Moore 3. Felisha Jacobs 4. LeAuna Sistrunk 5. Marilyn Testa 6. Desiree Leach 7. Elisha Tegeder 8. Jessica Doolady

58.67 1:01.39 1:01.57 1:01.74 1:01.77 1:03.00 1:06.76 1:08.18

2006 2003 2006 2006 2002 2007 2005 2005

200 meters 1. Shanta Johnson 2. Amber White 3. Ikeiylah Brown 4. Chasity Johnson 5. Vondeeshia Humphries 6. Shashonda Lane 7. Sandra Henson 8. Courtney Lemon

24.12 24.16 24.33 24.56 25.07 25.18 25.28 25.36

2007 2007 2008 2007 2008 1999 1999 2006

3,000-meter Steeplechase 1. Felicitas Mensing 2. Daneja Grandovec 3. Lindsey Kozlowski 4. Eileen Wicker 5. Kara Koppel 6. Aubrey Bergquist 7. Jessica Goeden 8. Jessica Balance

10:24.24 10:45.37 10:49.96 11:26.78 11:27.39 11:29.15 11:33.34 12:16.55

2006 2004 2004 2006 2001 2007 2003 2003

400 meters 1. Vondeeshia Humphries 2. Amber White 3. Shanta Johnson 4. Ikeiylah Brown 5. Ebony Brown 6. Desiree Leach 7. Dawnita Moore 8. Tasha Williams

54.41 54.57 55.10 55.80 56.88 57.71 58.00 58.29

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45.77

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46.12

2007

46.18

2006

46.30

2007

46.53

2007

46.63

2006

46.65

2008

46.74

2006

1:37.86

2007

1:39.87

2008

1:45.81

2008

3:44.87

2007

3:45.23

2007

3:46.34

2007

3:46.42

2006

3:46.21

2007

3:50.50

2007

3:50.94

2006

3:51.91

2006

800 meters 1. Angela Murphy 2. Valentine Stumpf 3. Saskia Janssen 4. Theresa Schamberger 5. Kim Nemergut 6. Shelby Donahue 7. Jessica Watson 8. Sheila Rottier 1,500 meters 1. Angela Murphy 2. Jolene Williams 3. Anne Marie Moutsinga 4. Valentine Stumpf 5. Kara Koppel 6. Kim Nemergut 7. Saskia Janssen 8. Felicitas Mensing 3,000 meters 1. Angela Murphy 2. Jolene Williams 3. Catherine Condor 4. Kara Koppel 5. Kim Nemergut 6. Lital Azulay 7. Anne Marie Moutsinga 8. Valentine Stumpf

2:09.68 2:10.13 2:12.99 2:16.16 2:16.40 2:16.54 2:16.96 2:17.99

4:22.27 4:25.86 4:31.47 4:31.65 4:37.13 4:37.21 4:38.62 4:38.78

9:22.54 9:26.37 9:34.77 9:55.40 10:00.84 10:01.80 10:02.83 10:08.84

1997 1994 2006 2007 2004 2008 2004 1994

1997 1998 2003 1994 2002 2003 2006 2006

1997 1998 1996 2002 2002 2004 2005 1994

5,000 meters 1. Catherine Conder 2. Anne Marie Moutsinga 3. Jolene Williams 4. Lital Azulay 5. Diana Jepchirchir 5. Christina Mohr 6. Estelle Oberson 7. Kara Koppel

16:26.99 16:44.28 16:54.57 17:05.12 17:08.55 17:12.50 17:16.41 17:20.61

1996 2004 1999 2004 2008 2005 2006 2002

10,000 meters 1. Anne Marie Moutsinga 2. Diana Jepchirchir 3. Catherine Conder 4. Robyn Ritter 5. Claudia Witte 6. Estelle Oberson 7. Diana Jepchirchir 8. Lital Azulay

34:41.79 35:24.54 35:25.04 37:27.48 37:30.46 37:33.10 37:46.96 37:55.12

2005 2008 1995 2002 2004 2006 2007 2004

100 meter Hurdles 1. LeAuna Sistrunk 2. Ebony Brown 3. Felisha Jacobs 4. Jessica Houston 5. Courtney Samuel 6. Sierrah Oates 7. Elisha Tegeder

13.67 14.09 14.15 14.58 14.69 14.73 14.90

2007 2006 2006 2008 2000 2008 2005

4x100-meter Relay 1. I. Brown, S. Johnson, Lemon, C. Johnson 2. I. Brown, S. Johnson, Lemon, C. Johnson 3. Sistrunk, Lemon, Jacobs, C. Johnson 4. I. Brown, S. Johnson, Sistrunk, C. Johnson 5. I. Brown, S. Johnson, A. White, C. Johnson 6. Sistrunk, A. White, Jacobs, Lemon 7. Brown, Miller Sistrunk, Humphries 8. Sistrunk, Lemon, Jacobs, Johnson 4x200-meter Relay 1. I. Brown, S. Johnson, A. White, C. Johnson 2. Brown, Humphries Sistrunk, Sita 3. Allicock, Houston Arango, Miller 4x400-meter Relay 1. I. Brown, E. Brown, S. Johnson, Leach 2. I. Brown, S. Johnson, A. White, Leach 3. Leach, A. White, I. Brown, S. Johnson 4. E. Brown, Sistrunk, Jacobs, A. White 5. I. Brown, S. Johnson, A. White, Leach 6. I. Brown, Leach, Sistrunk, Houston 7. E. Brown, Sistrunk, Janssen, White 8. Brown, Sistrunk, Jacobs, White Sprint Medley Relay 1. S. Johnson, I. Brown, A. White, Schamberger 2. Brown, Sita Humphries, Donahue Shuttle Hurdle Relay 1. E. Brown, Jacobs, Tegeder, Sistrunk 2. Sistrunk, Arango Oates, Houston 3.. Allicock, Arango Oates, Sita High Jump 1. Courtney Samuel Chasity Johnson 3. Jessica Watson 4. Jessica Houston 5. Marilyn Testa 6. Kandisa Allicock 7. Elisha Tegeder 8. Mikaela Terry

4:03.42

2007

4:15.50

2008

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2006

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2008

1:02.11

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5’8” 5’8” 5’5.25” 5’5” 5’4.25” 5’3.75” 5’3.75” 5’3”

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12’11.75” 11’9” 11’5.75” 11’3.75” 10’11.75” 10’0” 10’0” 9’6.25”

2004 2008 2006 2007 2002 2003 2004 2006

Long Jump 1. Chasity Johnson 2. Felisha Jacobs 3. Shashonda Lane 4. Sierrah Oates 5. Courtney Samuel 6. Arielle Miller 7. Tasha Williams 8. Jessica Houston DeMiracle Washington

20’1.5” 18’8.5” 18’7.75” 18’6.5” 18’4” 18’1.75” 17’11” 17’10.25” 17’10.25”

2006 2006 2001 2008 2002 2008 1998 2007 2006

Triple Jump 1. Chasity Johnson 2. DeMiracle Washington 3. LeAuna Sistrunk 4. Courtney Samuel 5. Jessica Houston 6. Felisha Jacobs 7. Shashonda Lane 8. Arielle Miller

43’9” 40’1.25” 39’11.5” 39’7.25” 39’1” 38’5” 37’11.5” 37’2.5”

2005 2006 2008 2000 2008 2006 1998 2008

Shot Put 1. Brittany Reid 2. Amber Campbell 3. Sylvia Galarza 4. Tamara Bryant 5. Jackie Lugaila 6. Brittany Connor 7. Brittany Nordin 8. Courtney Nash

47’4.25” 47’3.75” 44’5.5” 43’7” 41’10” 40’8.75” 40’6.75” 40’5.5”

2006 2004 2005 2005 2002 2008 2004 2007

Discus 1. Amber Campbell 2. Tamara Bryant 3. Brittany Reid 4. Sylvia Galarza 5. Jamie Mushatt-Valrie 6. Courtney Nash 7. Brittany Connor 8. Jackie Lugaila

165’10” 164’8” 163’2” 153’6” 149’3” 143’8” 140’4” 134’3”

2001 2005 2005 2005 2007 2006 2008 2002

Hammer 1. Amber Campbell 2. Liz Pidgeon 3. Tamara Bryant 4. Jessica Pressley 5. Brittany Reid 6. Annette Purdy 7. Jackie Lugaila 8. Karen Olesky

220’7” 191’2” 183’5” 175’11” 173’9” 172’6” 168’8” 168’8”

2004 1999 2007 2007 2005 2002 2002 2005

Javelin 1. Dana Sizemore 2. Liz Pidgeon 3. Amber Campbell 4. Deborah Mattern 5. Caitlin Lupo 6. Sylvia Galarza 7. Marilyn Testa 8. Bridget Garrity

150’5” 143’9” 142’1” 138’9” 129’10” 125’5” 124’8” 124’6”

2004 1998 2001 2008 2008 2005 2004 2008

Heptathlon 1. Courtney Samuel 2. Marilyn Testa 3. Heather Saponaro 4. Elisha Tegeder 5. Lisa Holsinger 6. Lauren Watts 7. Jessica Doolady 8. Danielle McGlaughlin Mikaela Terry

4,635 points 4,462 points 4,318 points 4,151 points 3,793 points 3,757 points 3,668 points 3,402 points 3,402 points

2001 2002 2002 2008 2001 2007 2005 2003 2008

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100 meters 1. Courtney Lemon 2. Shashonda Lane 3. Chasity Johnson 4. Ikeiylah Brown 5. Shanta Johnson 6. Sandra Henson 7. Arielle Miller 8. Latrice Sales

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Women’s NCAA Championship Participants

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Ebony BROWN

Catherine CONDER

400-meter Hurdles • 2006 NCAA Participant

5,000 meters • 10,000 meters • 1995, 1996, 1997 NCAA Participant

•2006 NCAA Qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles •Coastal Carolina record holder in the 400-meter hurdles •Member of Coastal Carolina’s record holding 4x400-meter relay squads for both indoor and outdoor •Two-time Big South 400-meter dash champion •Earned All-Conference honors nine times during outdoor competition and four during indoor

•Eight-time Big South Champion in Cross Country and Track •13th in 5,000-meters at 1997 NCAA Outdoor Championships •17th in 5,000-meters at 1996 NCAA Outdoor Championships •14th (top freshman in the nation) in 10,000-meters at 1995 NCAA Outdoor Championships •1996 Silver Medalist in 5,000-meters (16:26) in Penn Relays, a Big South Conference record in this event

Amber CAMPBELL Weight Throw • Hammer Throw 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 NCAA Participant 2008 United States Olympic Team Member •Broke school, conference and regional outdoor hammer record as well the school outdoor shot put record •Finished third at the 2004 USA Indoor Championships in the Weight Throw •2004 Indoor All-American after placing fourth at the NCAA Championships in the Weight Throw •2003 Outdoor All-American after placing ninth in the NCAA Championships in the Hammer •2002 Indoor All-American after placing ninth in the NCAA Championships in the Weight Throw •2001 Outdoor All-American after placing seventh in the Hammer at the NCAA Championships •2001 Indoor All-American after placing seventh in the Weight Throw at the NCAA Championships •2001 and 2003 Big South Conference Female Athlete of the Year •Sixteen-time Big South AllConference •Weight Throw of 64’5.75” is a world record for 19-year-olds •Qualified for the USA Track and Field Indoor Nationals in the weight throw •Placed 21st in the hammer throw at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. •Her throw of 67.86-meters gave her the top American finish in her first Olympic appearance.

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Diana JEPCHIRCHIR Cross Country • 2007 NCAA Participant •2007 Big South Champion •2007 Big South Runner of the Year •2007 All-Big South •2007 All-Southeast Region •2007 All-American, finishing 29th at the NCAA Championships •2007 All-American •2007 All-Southeast Region •2007 Big South Women’s Cross Country Individual Champion and Runner of the Year •Current Coastal Carolina and Big South women’s cross country record holder for a 6K race with a time of 20:22.50 •Captured the 2008 Big South Outdoor individual titles in the 5,000 and 10,000m.

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Chasity JOHNSON

Liz PIDGEON

Long Jump • Triple Jump • 2005, 2006 NCAA Participant

Hammer Throw • 1999 NCAA Participant

Anne Marie MOUTSINGA Cross Country • 2003, 2005 NCAA Participant •Eight-time Big South Champion in Cross Country and Track •10-time Big South AllConference •48th at 2003 NCAA Cross Country Championships •2003 NCAA Southeast All-Region selection after finishing 10th overall at the Southeast Cross Country Regional •Two-time Big South Women’s Runner of the Year

•Six-time Big South Champion •13th in the Hammer at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor Championships •Former Big South record holder in the Hammer (191’4”) and the Javelin (143’9”) •Competed in the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China

Women’s NCAA Championship Participants

•2006 NCAA Provisional National Qualifier in the Long Jump and Triple Jump •2005 All-American in the Indoor Triple Jump •2005 Big South Conference Outstanding Track and Field Female Athlete of the Year •2005 Big South Conference Outstanding Field Event Performer at Indoor and Outdoor Championships •All-Time Big South Conference and Coastal Carolina record holders in the Triple Jump and Long Jump • Ranks No. 4 in school history in the 200-meters •2005 Indoor and Outdoor National Championship Qualifier in Triple Jump •2005 All-East Region in Triple Jump •16-time Big South Conference Champion •2005 NCAA Division I All-Academic Team Member

Julia VIELLEHNER Cross Country • 2006 NCAA Participant •2006 Cross Country All-American •2006 All-Southeast Region •2006 Big South Runner of the Year •2006 Rookie of the Year •2006 Big South Champion in Cross Country, earning All-Conference honors •First Coastal Carolina cross country runner in program history and first female in the Big South to be named All-American in cross country

Jolene WILLIAMS Cross Country • 3,000-meters • 1997, 1998 NCAA Participant

Angela MURPHY 3,000-meters • 1996, 1997 NCAA Participant •GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American •Five-time Big South Champion •19th in 3,000-meters at 1997 NCAA Outdoor Championships •39th in 3,000-meters at 1996 NCAA Outdoor Championships •1996 Silver Medalist in 3,000-meters (9:22.54) in Penn Relays, a Big South Conference Record •Also holds Big South records in 1,500-meters (4:22) and 800-meters (2:09)

•GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American •10-time Big South Champion in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track •Three-time Big South Female Track Athlete of the Year •1998 NCAA Indoor All-American after placing second in 3,000-meters (9:25.69), a Big South Conference record •1998 Outdoor All-American after placing seventh in 3,000-meters •Ran in the 1997 and 1998 NCAA Cross Country Championships

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The University

Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public, comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers baccalaureate programs to nearly 8,300 students in 40 fields of study including acclaimed programs in marine science, resort tourism and professional golf management. Graduate programs include an MBA as well as master’s degrees in education and coastal marine and wetland studies. The University prides itself on the interaction of students and faculty in the classroom, through internships and hands-on research. The combined expertise of faculty ranges from emerging market economics to global positioning systems, bottle-nosed dolphins and the history of rock ‘n’ roll. There are more than 300 full-time faculty members, 82 percent of whom have doctoral or terminal degrees.

The Campus The campus comprises 53 main buildings on 307 acres including the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies and the Coastal Science Center, located on the East Campus at the Atlantic Center on U.S. 501. The University also offers courses at the Waccamaw Center for Higher Education in Litchfield, and in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Georgetown. Waties Island, 1,062 acres of pristine barrier island on the Atlantic coast, provides a natural laboratory for extensive study in marine science and wetlands biology. Students enrolled in Coastal’s Professional Golf Management program staff Quail Creek Golf Club at Coastal Carolina University, a public 18-hole golf facility located adjacent to the campus. Academic Programs Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degree programs in 40 major fields of study and 37 undergraduate minors. The University also offers six master’s degree programs in education, instructional technology, and coastal marine and wetland studies. Coastal’s growing array of international programs take students to places such as Australia, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Germany, India, Japan and Russia. Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees. The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Spadoni College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the South Carolina State Board of Education. Coastal Carolina University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Founded: 1954 (In 1993, the South Carolina Legislature established Coastal Carolina University as an independent, public institution, ending a more than 30-year affiliation with the University of South Carolina.)

Full-time faculty members: 284 Faculty members with doctoral or terminal degrees: 82 percent Student to faculty ratio: 19:1

Student Profile Enrollment Approximately 8,000 students South Carolina residents: 60 percent Out-of-state residents: 39 percent from 44 states International students: 1 percent from 32 countries Male students: 49 percent Female students: 51 percent Average SAT score for first-time freshmen: 1,033 Faculty

Finances Tuition for 2008-2009 In-state: $4,325 per semester Out-of-state: $9,045 per semester Residence Halls $3,540 per semester includes meal plans, student health services and Internet access.

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Coastal Carolina University Athletic Facilities

Coastal Carolina University provides quality athletic facilities for its teams to compete on. Brooks Stadium (bottom left) is the newest addition to the athletic landscape, housing the three-time Big South champion football program. • The Chanticleer baseball program has won nearly 75 percent of its games at Charles L. Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field (pictured top left) through the years. Recently completed renovations to the Stadium improved the players’ locker room and added chairback seats. • Coastal Carolina Track and Field facility (top middle) is among the finest on the East Coast and is the home of numerous events during the year. • Kimbel Arena (upper middle left) houses Coastal’s men’s and women’s basketball program and the volleyball program. • The Coastal Carolina’s athletic training room (pictured lower middle left) is located within Kimbel Arena and houses rehab and treatment equipment for the Chanticleer student-athletes. • Coastal Carolina Softball Field (top right) has seen the Chanticleer softball program win over 70 percent of its home contests. • The TPC of Myrtle Beach (middle right) hosts the General Hackler Championship and has a practice area exclusively for the Chanticleer men’s golf program, while the women base out of Grande Dunes. • The Billy Nichols Tennis Center and Joseph Holiday Courts (center) give Coastal’s men’s and women’s tennis programs a first-class home advantage. The facility includes six courts and seating for fans. • The soccer programs play at the Coastal Carolina University Soccer Field (bottom right).

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President David A. DeCenzo

Coastal Carolina University Executive Officers

David A. DeCenzo became the second president of Coastal Carolina University on May 7, 2007. DeCenzo joined Coastal Carolina’s administration in 2002 when he was named dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. He was named provost and senior vice president of academic affairs n in May 2006. Before joining the Coastal Carolina University faculty, DeCenzo served as director of partnership development in the College of Business and Economics at Towson University in Maryland from 1999 to 2002. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland College Park and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from West Virginia University. An experienced industry consultant, DeCenzo has served a wide variety of clients including Citicorp Global Technology, Moen Inc., Motorola and others. His major academic interests are in human resource management, management, and organizational behavior. He is the author of textbooks that are used widely at colleges and universities throughout the United States and the world. He serves on the board of directors of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Center, and he served a two-year term on the Conway Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. As dean of Coastal Carolina’s Wall College, DeCenzo led the move to establish a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. He also helped create the Wall Center of Excellence, designed to enhance and reinforce business students’ skills through experiential learning. As provost, he instituted Centers for Excellence to support student internships, research and travel in each of the university’s four colleges. DeCenzo and his wife, Terri, have four children.

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATORS

Edgar Dyer Executive Vice President/ University Counsel

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Will Garland Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

Robert Sheehan Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

President David DeCenzo (far right) accepts the Sasser Cup and Women’s All-Sports Trophy for Coastal Carolina for the 2006-07 year along with (left to right) Coastal Carolina Athletic Director Warren Koegel, former Associate AD/Senior Woman Administrator Gina Markland, former NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative Linda Vereen.

Coastal Carolina University Mission Statement

Original approved by the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees on April 18, 1997 Update adopted by the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees on December 14, 2007 Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution that seeks to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective. To deliver on this commitment, Coastal Carolina recruits highly qualified and motivated students, faculty and staff from the region, state, nation and world to create a diverse and dynamic student-centered learning environment. Because Coastal Carolina embraces the teacher-scholar model, it places primary emphasis on high quality teaching and engaged learning, and it supports faculty research, creative activities, and expert collaboration in the community, state, nation, and world. This focus enables faculty and staff to mentor students in collaborative research, creative opportunities, and internships. To nurture this active learning community, Coastal Carolina maintains a broad range of contemporary technologies, programming, support services, and innovative course offerings and delivery methods. The result is alumni who are well prepared for professional careers or graduate programs in their chosen fields and who continue to be connected to Coastal Carolina. Inspired by its founding in 1954 to serve the educational needs of the immediate area, Coastal Carolina has grown with the region to become a mid-sized regional comprehensive university with a tradition of a strong liberal arts core. As such, Coastal Carolina commits its resources to maintaining a population of 8,000 – 12,000 students by building baccalaureate and selective master’s programs of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services. Coastal Carolina fully embraces its leadership role as a regional center of economic and intellectual resources, lifelong learning, cultural and recreational opportunities, and athletic programs. As Coastal Carolina executes this mission, it recognizes its responsibility to be a role model to the community and to the professions by assuring fair and honest treatment of people with whom it interacts and sustainable stewardship of resources entrusted to it, adopting the highest standards of integrity and accountability, and committing itself to excellence through continuous self-improvement.

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the following year, though, and the group returned to Hispaniola. In the next three centuries, the region’s population grew, but slowly. Landowners gradually developed large plantations in the area, with rice as the principal crop. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, people began to “vacation” here, although it was quite rustic. Houses and camps were sparse, and there were few permanent residents at the turn of the century. But, drawn by the ocean, sand and trees, people began to call Myrtle Beach “home” as the 1900s progressed. Today, Myrtle Beach is a well known destination for vacationers from around the country, Canada and abroad. According to the 2000 Census, the city is at the center of the 13th fastest growing metropolitan area in the U.S. It is also one of the golf capitals of the world, boasting over 100 golf courses within a 40-mile radius.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The City of Myrtle Beach is in the center of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile crescent of beach on the South Carolina coast. In the last 25 years, Myrtle Beach has developed into the premier resort destination on the East Coast. Our 25,000 permanent residents welcome millions of visitors each year to this full-service resort community. Guests come to enjoy the wide beaches, the Atlantic Ocean, and an incredible range of activities and entertainment. Myrtle Beach was incorporated as a town in 1938 and became a city in 1957. Its name comes from the wax myrtle, a shrub which grows abundantly in the area. History records that a party of Spaniards from Hispaniola landed about 50 miles north of present-day Myrtle Beach in 1526 and eventually established the first European settlement in the U.S. about 30 miles to the south. The settlement, San Miguel de Cauldape, was abandoned

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Coastal Carolina University Athletic Department

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Warren D. “Moose” Koegel is starting his ninth year as the Director of Athletics at Coastal Carolina University. Koegel, the Chanticleers’ fifth Athletic Director since 1986, was appointed on October 6, 2000. In Koegel’s years at the helm of the Coastal Carolina Athletic Department, the Chanticleers have flourished both on and off the fields of play. In his tenure to date, Coastal Carolina has been represented in NCAA Championships in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s tennis, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, baseball, women’s indoor track and field, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. The Chanticleers also have won the prestigious George F. “Buddy” Sasser Cup five times, including their fourth consecutive award in 2006-07, awarded annually to the top athletic department in the Big South Conference. In addition to the work in their sport, Coastal Carolina’s almost 400 student-athletes combined for almost a 3.0 grade point average during the 2007-08 academic year. For his efforts, Koegel was named the 2008 NACDA Southeast Region Division I FCS Athletic Director of the Year. Coastal Carolina’s 17 current NCAA Division I sports continue to flourish, including the most recent addition to the Chanticleers’ athletic department — football. Football, which kicked off with the 2003 season and won its first Big South championship in 2004 in just its second year of play, competes at the NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision level. Coastal Carolina completed construction on a 6,408-seat state-of-the-art stadium in 2003, which expanded by almost 1,000 seats for the 2006 season. A new athletic facility which will house the football program, as well as other parts of the department, is also slated for the near future. The new athletic facility will include an expanded weight room, training room, team meeting rooms, locker rooms for football, offices for all football coaches and staff, and several conference rooms. The facility will also become the new home for the Coastal Carolina University Buddy Sasser Athletic Hall of Fame. Koegel came to Coastal Carolina from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he had served as an associate athletic director from 1998-2000. At Chattanooga, Koegel helped manage a $5.2 million budget for 16 NCAA Division I sports. His other administrative responsibilities included business operations, athletic scholarships, marketing and serving as the liaison to the coaching staff. He also served on the steering committee for the NCAA I-AA National Championship Football Game. Prior to his stint at Chattanooga, he had served on the football coaching staffs at the University of Connecticut, Rutgers University and the University of Wyoming. During his tenure on the football coaching staff at the University of Connecticut from 1992 to 1997, he was recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach as well as interim head coach in 1993. Koegel was an assistant football coach at Rutgers University from 1984 to 1990 and Wyoming University from 1977 to 1983. Koegel played in the National Football League from 1971 to 1976, spending time with the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Jets. He starred at Penn State University under legendary football coach Joe Paterno. He was co-captain of the Nittany Lions his senior season and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1971. During his college career, he was a Third Team All-American as a senior and played on two Orange Bowl champion teams. He also played in the Hula Bowl, East-West Shrine Game and the College All-State Game. Koegel received Penn State’s Dedicated Player and Outstanding Senior Awards. Koegel and his wife Elaine have one daughter, Kathryn.

COASTAL CAROLINA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF

Lauren Barker

Kristen Bauer

AraLeigh Beam

Dwayne Beam

David Bennett

Alan Connie

Stella Cooper

Jim Curry

Jess Dannelly

Jody Davis

Shaun Docking

Business Manager

Women’s Volleyball Coach

Assistant Director of Compliance

Head Athletic Trainer

Football Coach

Women’s XC & Track & Field Coach

Special Projects Coordinator

Compliance Director

Associate A.D./ Softball Coach

Women’s Tennis Coach

Men’s Soccer Coach

Cliff Ellis

Ken Faircloth

Heather Fons

Brian Gabriel

Gary Gilmore

Matt Hogue

Melinda Hyman

Jeff Jacobs

Kayla Johnson

Ticket Manager

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Walter Goffigan

Bruce Gregory

Men’s Basketball Coach

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Baseball Coach

Student-Athlete Support Services

Assoc.A.D. for Internal Operations

Assoc. A.D. for Enhanced Media

Chanticleer Club Director

Men’s XC & Track & Field Coach

Business Assistant

Jon Lenze

Barry Lippman

Linda Lyerly

John Martin

Joe Mazurkiewicz

Kelly Moore

Rohan Naraine

Bryan Paar

Vicki Pirher

Jeff Pounds

Women’s Basketball Coach

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Associate A.D/ Finance

Asst. A.D. for Media Relations

Assoc. A.D. for Academics

Marketing Asst./ Cheer Coach

Women’s Soccer Coach

Event Operations Coordinator

Student-Athlete Support Services

Associate Athletic Trainer

Chris Powers

Patrick Ransdell

Kent Reichert

Mark Roach

Cari Rosiek

Allen Terrell

Sharon Thompson

Melissa Todd

Assoc. Dir. for Media Relations

Senior Associate A.D.

Associate A.D./ SWA

Alex Souza

Jennifer Spindler

Assistant A.D.Major Gifts

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Director of Golf/ Men’s Golf Coach

Faculty Athletic Representative

Administrative Assistant

Alan LeForce

Men’s Tennis Coach

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THE INITIAL ELIGIBILITY & AMATEURISM CLEARINGHOUSE

TELEPHONE CALLS & CONTACTS

What is the Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse? If you intend to participate in Division I athletics as a freshman, you must register with and be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. Your high school counselor should provide you with the student-release form and a red brochure titled, “Making Sure You Are Eligible to Participate in College Sports.” What does the Clearinghouse need to certify me? After graduation and before school closes for the summer, your high school must send the Clearinghouse a copy of your final transcript that confirms graduation from high school. You must also have your ACT or SAT scores sent to the Clearinghouse. How do I have my test scores sent to the Clearinghouse? Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. You can accomplish this by marking code 9999 as one of the institutions to receive your scores, or submit a request for an “Additional Score Report” to the appropriate testing agency. What is the Amateurism Clearinghouse? Beginning in the Fall of 2006, all prospects planning to enter a Division I or II collegiate institution for the first time by the Fall of 2007 must also be certified by the NCAA Amateurism Clearinghouse. NCAA President Myles Brand authorized the creation of this branch in response to the NCAA membership’s concerns about amateurism issues related to international and domestic prospective and transfer student-athletes (prospects). How do I register with these entities? To register with the Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse, complete the Student Release Form and mail the top (white) copy of the form to the Clearinghouse along with the required registration fee or register online at www.NCAAClearinghouse.net. You should apply for certification after your junior year in high school if you are sure that you wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics as a freshman at a Division I or II institution. If you fail to submit all required documents, your incomplete file will be discarded after three years, requiring you to register again. Your registration fee will cover certification of initial eligibility and amateur status. The Amateurism Clearinghouse operates through online registration only and is also located at www.NCAAClearinghouse.net. All prospects will be required to complete a questionnaire about their athletics participation prior to full-time collegiate enrollment at a Division I or Division II institution. Prospects will not be permitted to participate in intercollegiate competition until initial eligibility and amateurism certifications are completed. 16 Core-Course Rule For prospective student-athletes first entering a collegiate institution, you must meet the 16 core- course rule. The core requirements are: • 4 years of English • 3 years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher) • 2 years of Natural/Physical Science (One year of lab if offered by high school) • 1 year of additional English, Math or Natural/Physical Science • 2 years of Social Science • 4 years of additional courses (from any of area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy) Effective August 1, 2008, you must meet a 16-core course requirement.

Who can call me on the telephone? When? How often? Faculty members and coaches are permitted to call you once during the month of March of your junior year (all sports other than football). Football may call you once during the month of May of your junior year. Additional calls may be made after July 1 of your junior year (all sports other than football and basketball), June 21 for basketball and September 1 for football. After that date, a coach or faculty member can call you or your parents or legal guardian once a week. Boosters are not permitted to call. In sports other than football, it is permissible to make one in-person, off-campus recruiting contact with you during the month of April of your junior year, then again once per week after July 1 during a contact period, limited to three. Football is permitted to do so beginning September 1 and is limited to six during a contact period. When are coaches or faculty members allowed unlimited calls to me? At the following times: During the five days immediately before your official visit to that university; on the day of a coach’s off-campus contact with you; during the time beginning with the initial National Letter of Intent (NLI) signing date in your sport through the two days after the signing date. Can I call coaches collect or toll free? When? Yes. You may call coaches or universities collect or use a toll-free (1 800) number. They may receive calls on or after July 1 after you complete your junior year of high school.

When do I become a prospective student-athlete? When you start ninth-grade classes. Before the ninth grade, you become a prospective student-athlete if a college gives you (or your relatives or friends) any financial aid or other benefits that the college does not provide to all prospective students. When is a college considered to be recruiting me? If any coach or representative of the college’s athletics interests approaches you (or any member of your family) about enrolling and participating in athletics at that college. Who can recruit me? Only university coaches and staff. Alumni and friends of the university are NOT permitted to contact prospective student-athletes in any way.

From whom can I receive letters? Beginning when? Coaches, faculty members and students (but not boosters) can send you letters, starting September 1 of your junior year in high school. (at the conclusion of sophomore year for men’s basketball). What can a university send me? A Division I institution may provide you with the following material: general correspondence, including letters, U.S. Postal Service postcards and institutional note cards, and materials printed on plain white paper with black ink; business cards; e-mail and instant messages; NCAA educational information; pre-enrollment information subsequent to signing a National Letter of Intent with the university; one athletic publication (media guide or recruiting guide) which may include only one color printing inside; schedule cards. Can they send me anything prior to my junior year? Only questionnaires and summer camp brochures. Can any other materials be mailed to me? No. Game programs, which may not include posters, can be provided only during official or unofficial visits to the school’s campus. The same restrictions apply to student-athlete handbooks.

SUMMER JOBS Can a university I have signed with help me get a summer job? Beginning when? After you sign a National Letter of Intent, the school you signed with may arrange summer employment for you. That employment may begin AFTER you graduate from high school. Are there payment regulations for summer employment? Yes, all earnings from summer employment must be at a rate of pay that is comparable with the going rate for that type of work performed. You should be paid by check for hours actually worked. Can I accept transportation from my employer? Transportation cannot be provided unless transportation is provided to all employees. An employer cannot provide you with any benefit or privileges that are not provided to all employees. Can I be paid for teaching or coaching sport skills? You cannot be paid for teaching or coaching sport skills in your sport on a fee per lesson basis. However, you can be employed by a community agency or club to teach sport skills as long as you have other duties or responsibilities.

ANY QUESTIONS?

OFFICIAL VISITS How many official visits am I allowed to take? Beginning when? Each prospective student-athlete is limited to five official visits which may be taken following the opening day of classes of your senior year of high school. What must the school have from me before I take an official visit? The recruiting institution must already have a high school or a college transcript and ACT or SAT test scores on file.

If you should have any further questions, please contact a member of Coastal Carolina University’s Athletic Compliance Office. You can also gain further information through the NCAA’s Web site at www. ncaa.org) and the Web site for the NCAA Clearinghouse, located at www. NCAAClearinghouse.net.

UNOFFICIAL VISITS Can I pay my own way to visit a college campus? Starting when? You may visit an institution’s campus at your own expense an unlimited number of times before your senior year of high school and continuing in your senior year. This is an unofficial visit. What can the school give me when I go on an unofficial visit? A maximum of three complimentary admissions to a campus athletic event in which that school’s team is competing, issued through a pass list only. Such complimentary admissions are for the exclusive use of the prospect and those persons accompanying him on the visit. They can be issued only on an individual game basis.

Jim Curry AraLeigh Beam Director of Compliance Asst. Director of Compliance 843-349-2976 / jcurry@coastal.edu 843-349-2029 / abeam@coastal.edu

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NCAA Compliance

RECRUITING REGULATIONS

CORRESPONDENCE AND RECRUITING MATERIALS


Big South Conference

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The Big South Conference is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2008-09, a milestone coming on the heels of unprecedented achievements and unparalleled success in League history over the past few years. Since its founding in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. The Big South Conference was formed on August 21, 1983, when Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South, receiving initial commitments from Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell University, Coastal Carolina (then USC-Coastal Carolina) and Winthrop. One month later, Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted full-fledged NCAA Division I status. During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. The League received its first automatic bid in 1990 to the NCAA Baseball Championship. In 1989,

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George F. “Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner. Under Sasser’s leadership, the Conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing among some of the finest teams in the nation. In the last 15 years alone, the Big South Conference has experienced monumental growth and success in nearly every sport. During this time, the Conference has had two individual National Champions, close to 200 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship three times, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, had the national team and individual scoring leader in men’s basketball twice, received an at-large playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, and had an institution finish fifth in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships – the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event. In 2006-07 alone, the Big South was the only Conference nationwide to have an at-large participant in the football playoffs (Coastal Carolina), a team in the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Winthrop) and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Regionals (Coastal Carolina). In fact, Coastal Carolina’s baseball program has been a No. 1 seed three out of the last four years, while its playoff berth in 2006 came in just the fifth-year of the Big South’s football existence. In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 12 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has

been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new levels. The Conference has

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enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during the past several years, he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball and softball for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and unique television packages. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first longrange strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live event video streaming in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 500 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of a Conference blog and an online merchandise store. The Conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. Annually, more than 40 percent of Conference studentathletes are named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative 3.0 gradepoint average, and the League has had more than 90 Academic All-Americans in its quarter-century of existence.

Kyle Kallander

Mark Simpson

Nic Bowman

Mark Bryant

Commissioner

Assistant CommissionerPublic Relations

Assistant DirectorPublic Relations

Coordinator of New Media

GEORGE F. “BUDDY” SASSER CUP Coastal Carolina University won the prestigious George F. “Buddy” Sasser Cup for a record-setting ninth time in 2006-07. The Sasser Cup, named for the former Coastal Carolina Athletic Director and Big South Commissioner, honors the top overall athletic department in the Big South Conference. The award is based on a point system, with points being awarded based upon each school’s finish in each of the 18 league-sponsored sports. The Chanticleers’ nine Sasser Cup awards are the most earned by one school in Big South history. Coastal won the 2006-07 award by capturing Big South titles in football, women’s indoor track, men’s golf, women’s tennis (tournament) and baseball (regular-season and tournament). In addition to the Big South honors, Coastal Carolina was represented in six different NCAA Championships.

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COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY’S ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT CONTINUED ITS TRADITION OF ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AMONG ITS STUDENT-ATHLETES. IN 2007-08, COASTAL CAROLINA ATHLETICS:

! Baseball Head Coach Gary Gilmore earned his 500th win at Coastal Carolina May 17, 2008. Gilmore also earned his 750th career win on May 11. ! Baseball had five players selected in the Major League B a s e b a l l F i r s t -Ye a r P l a y e r Draft, including two fifth-round selections in Dock Doyle and Pete Andrelczyk. ! Women’s Track and Field’s Felicitas Mensing was a winner of the Big South Conference’s Christenberry Award for the top graduating senior.

Johnny Bench Finalist Catcher Dock Doyle

! Men’s Basketball’s Jack Leasure earned an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship. ! Men’s Track and Field’s Blair Paul and Women’s Track and Field’s Felicitas Mensing earned Bob McCloskey Insurance Big South Conference Graduate Scholarships.

NINE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SASSER CUPS 1987-88, 1988-89 1989-90, 1990-91, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 2006-07

77 BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS FOOTBALL -- 2004, 2005, 2006 MEN’S SOCCER -- 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 VOLLEYBALL -- 1996, 1998 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY -- 1993, 1995, 1996 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY -- 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 MEN’S BASKETBALL -- 1990, 1991, 1993 WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD -- 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 MEN’S GOLF -- 1988, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 WOMEN’S GOLF -- 1992, 1998, 2005 MEN’S TENNIS -- 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994 WOMEN’S TENNIS -- 2001, 2007 MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD -- 2003, 2006 WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD -- 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 BASEBALL -- 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 SOFTBALL -- 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006

64 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES Women’s Cross Country’s Diana Jepchirchir was the Big South Runner of the Year and also earned AllAmerican honors (second ever in women’s cross country from the Big South Conference) with her 29th place finish at the NCAA Championships.

MEN’S SOCCER -- 1993, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 VOLLEYBALL -- 1996, 1998 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY -- 2002, 2003 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY -- 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006 MEN’S BASKETBALL -- 1991, 1993 WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD -- 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 MEN’S GOLF -- 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 WOMEN’S GOLF -- 2005, 2007, 2008 WOMEN’S TENNIS -- 2001, 2007 MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD -- 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD -- 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 BASEBALL -- 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 SOFTBALL -- 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006

SCHOOLS COASTAL CAROLINA HAS DEFEATED SINCE 2000 Clemson • South Carolina • North Carolina • North Carolina State • Penn State • Georgia Tech • Hawai’i • UCLA • Wake Forest • Louisville • Duke • Virginia • Purdue • Kentucky • Arkansas • Hofstra • Florida Atlantic • East Carolina • Ohio State • St. John’s • California • Iowa State • Washington State • Illinois • Virginia Syracuse • Texas Tech • South Florida • Oregon • Alabama • Oregon State • Davidson • Bradley • Temple • Boston College • Ball State • Seton Hall • Evansville • George Mason • Louisiana-Lafayette • UNLV • Pittsburgh • West Virginia • Kent State • Minnesota • Memphis • Connecticut • Nebraska • Michigan • Maryland • Marshall • Toledo • Wake Forest

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Coastal Carolina University Athletics: A Tradition of Excellence

! Four Big South Team Championships (Baseball, Men’s Golf, Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Women’s Outdoor Track and Field) ! Two NCAA Teams (Baseball and Men’s Golf) ! Six Big South Athletes of the Year (Men’s Soccer, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Women’s Soccer, Baseball (Player), Men’s Golf) ! Three NCAA Individual Participants (Women’s Golf, Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Outdoor Track and Field) ! Five Big South Coaches of the Year (Men’s Soccer, Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Golf, Baseball) ! Two Big South Freshmen of the Year (Baseball, Men’s Golf) ! Five Big South Scholar-Athletes of the Year (Men’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Women’s Outdoor Track and Field) ! Big South Women’s Cross Country Champion, Men’s Golf Medalist, Baseball Tournament MVP and 11 Individual Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Champions. ! 94 All-Conference selections ! Baseball advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time in school and league history as the Chanticleers won the NCAA Conway Regional, defeating Columbia, Alabama and East Carolina. ! Two CoSIDA Academic All-America winners – Jack Leasure (First Team – Men’s Basketball), Ashleigh Gunning (Second Team – Women’s Soccer) ! 10 CoSIDA Academic All-District award winners. ! Overall student-athlete cumulative grade point average of 2.968, as compared to 2.906 for the general degree-seeking students ! Cumulative grade point average of all women’s teams is 3.374, compared to a 3.054 of female degree-seeking students ! Diana Jepchirchir became the second straight Coastal Carolina women's cross country runner to earn All-American honors after finishing 29th at the NCAA Championships. ! Baseball won 50 games for the third time in the last four years and was ranked as high as ninth in the national polls. Baseball also hosted a regional for the second straight season. ! Baseball’s Dock Doyle was named a Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. He also was one of three national finalists for the Johnny Bench Award. ! Baseball’s Scott Woodward was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

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MEDIA OUTLETS

COASTAL CAROLINA ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Asst. A.D.-Media Relations ......................................John A. Martin Office Phone........................................................ 843-349-2822 E-mail.......................................................jamartin@coastal.edu

Coastal Carolina University Athletic Media Relations

Assoc. Media Relations Director ..............................Kent Reichert Office Phone........................................................ 843-349-2840 E-mail.......................................................kreicher@coastal.edu

John Martin

Kent Reichert

Media Relations Assistants ....................Scott Kemps / Kim Warner Office Phone:..............................843-349-2848 / 843-349-6467 E-mail.................. skemps@coastal.edu / kwarner@coastal.edu Student Assistants ........ Katie McClure, Phil Johnson, Terrel Curry, ........................ Kate Dowling, Lindsay Chavez, Chauncey Smith Office fax ..................................................................843-349-2819 Address:........................Coastal Carolina Athletic Media Relations ......................................................................... P.O. Box 261954 .................... (Overnight Address: 132 Chanticleer Drive West) ..................................................................... Conway, SC 29528 TO GET TRACK INFORMATION Contact the Media Relations Office or the Internet at

Scott Kemps

Kim Warner

www.GoCCUsports.com MEDIA INFORMATION

Interviews: Interviews with coaches and players must be arranged through the athletic media relations office and will be scheduled before or after practices. No interviews will be allowed with players on gameday unless permission is received from the coaching staff through the athletic media relations office. After all home events, Players and coaches will be available in the interview room following a brief cooling off period. A member of the Coastal Carolina athletic media relations staff will contact all media representatives at the events for interview requests. Under no circumstances will student-athlete phone numbers be given out.

DIRECTIONS TO COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

FROM I-95 From the South, take Highway 327 exit to SC Hwy. 76/301 Turn left onto Hwy. 76/301. This will become Hwy. 576 and then Hwy. 501. After passing through Conway, turn right at the second stop light (approx. 2 miles) into the entrance of Coastal Carolina University. You are now on College Road. Kimbel Arena (basketball/volleyball), Charles L. Watson Baseball Stadium, and the Football/Soccer Stadium are visible on the right from College Road. To get to the Softball Field or the Track & Field Complex, turn right onto Chanticleer Drive after passing Kimbel Arena and before getting to the Baseball Stadium. From the North, take the “South of the Border” exit (IMPOSSIBLE to miss). Follow signs to Myrtle Beach and this will lead you to Highway 501. Then follow the directions above. FROM HIGHWAY 17 Follow Highway 17 Bypass to Highway 501 (Conway exit). At this point, you are approx. eight miles from campus. You will pass the stoplight at Conway Hospital and then pass a Food Lion shopping center (on left). Just after passing Horry-Georgetown Technical College (on left), take the next left into the entrance of Coastal Carolina University. See directions above to find athletic facilities.

NEWSPAPERS

The Sun News 914 Frontage Road East Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Phone: 843-444-1767 Fax: 843-626-0356 Web:www.thesunnews.com Travis Sawchik, Beat Writer E-mail: tsawchik@thesunnews.com The Chanticleer P.O. Box 261954 Conway, SC 29528 Phone: 843-349-2330 Fax: 843-349-2743 Claire Arambula, Editor-In-Chief Web: was.coastal.edu/ci The State P.O. Box 1333 Columbia, SC 29202 Phone: 803-771-8415 Fax: 803-771-8613 Web:www.thestate.com E-mail: state@thestate.com Myrtle Beach Herald 2501 North Kings Highway Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Phone: 843-626-3131 Fax: 843-448-4860 E-mail: mbherald@aol.com The Horry Independent 2510 North Main Street Conway, SC 29526 Phone: 843-248-6882 Fax: 843-248-6024 E-mail: horry80@aol.com TELEVISION WPDE-TV (15-ABC) 3215 South Cashua Drive Florence, SC 29501 Phone: 843-665-1515 Fax: 843-665-4907 Web:www.wpde.com Rich Chrampanis, Sports Director Mark Haggard, Sports Reporter E-mail: 15sports@wpde.com WBTW-TV (13-CBS) 101 McDonald Court Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 Phone: 843-294-8402 Fax: 843-293-1760 Web:www.wbtw.com Matt Lincoln, Sports Director Email: mlincoln@wbtw.com Chris Fischer, Sports Anchor Email: cfischer@wbtw.com WMBF-TV (10-NBC) 918 Frontage Road East Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 Phone: 843-839-9623 Fax: 843-839-9625 Web:www.wmbfnews.com Justin Felder, Sports Anchor E-mail: jfelder@wmbfnews.com WIRE SERVICES Associated Press (Columbia) P.O. Box 101101 Columbia, SC 29211 Phone: 800-922-1565 Fax: 803-252-2913 Web:www.ap.org Pete Iacobelli, Sports E-mail: piacobelli@ap.org; apcolumbia@ap.org PA-Sports Ticker 55 Realty Drive, Suite 200 Cheshire, Ct 06410

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