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2012 2012 GARDNER-WEBB GARDNER-WEBB GOLF GOLF MEDIA SCHEDULES GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS
CREDITS Editor: ............................................................................................ Kevin Davis Editorial Assistance: ................................. Bailey Davis, Lindsea Hutchinson Layout and Design: ....................................................................... Kevin Davis Cover Artwork: ............................................................................. Kevin Davis Cover Concept:.............................................................................. Kevin Davis Photography: ................................................... Big South Photos, Tim Cowie, ...............................................Gardner-Webb Athletic Media Relations Office
Table of Contents/Credits ......................... 1 Quick Facts ................................................2 2012 Golf Schedules ..................................3 Head Coach Tee Burton ......................... 4-5 Assistant Coach Scott Wheeler ..................6 2011 GWU Fall Season Results .................7 2012 GWU Women’s Golf Team ...............8 2012 GWU Men’s Golf Team ....................9 2012 GWU Lady Golfers ................... 10-17 Courtney Finocchiaro .............................10 Haleigh Petersen .................................... 11 Meghan Allum ........................................12 Brianna Clemmons .................................13 Hannah Hellyer .......................................14 Lauren Smith ..........................................15 Sammy Vass ............................................16 Pilar Morgan ...........................................17 2010-11 Women’s Season Results ..... 18-19 2012 GWU Male Golfers ................... 20-29 J.J. Regan ................................................20 Kristopher Gray ......................................21 Daniel Kim..............................................22 Daley Byles .............................................23 Jordan Duffy ...........................................24 Arron Price..............................................25 Steven Jones............................................26 Caleb McFarland ....................................27 Ben Payne ...............................................28 Matt Yelverton ........................................29 2010-11 Men’s Season Results .......... 30-31 Gardner-Webb University ........................32 GWU Academics .....................................33 GWU Administration ......................... 34-35 President Dr. A. Frank Bonner ................34 V.P. for Athletics Chuck Burch ...............35 GWU Athletic Training ............................36 GWU Athletic Performance .....................37 Big South Conference ..............................38
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2012 GARDNER-WEBB GOLF FACTS GARDNER-WEBB GOLF FACTS Name Gardner-Webb University Location Boiling Springs, N.C. Founded 1905 Enrollment 4,300
Nickname Runnin’ Bulldogs Colors Red & Black President Dr. A. Frank Bonner
Vice President for Athletics Chuck Burch SWA/Senior Associate Athletics Director Pam Scruggs 2011 Women’s Big South Finish 2nd/9 2011 Men’s Big South Finish 2nd/8 Women’s Letterwinners Returning 8 Women’s Newcomers 0 Men’s Letterwinners Returning 8 Men’s Newcomers 2
2012 GARDNER-WEBB GOLF SCHEDULES 2012 GARDNER-WEBB WOMEN’S GOLF SPRING SCHEDULE Date
Wofford Tri Match
St. Augustine Suf and Turf
Spider Spring Break Women’s Invitational
Low Country Intercollegiate
Mimosa Hills Women’s Intercollegiate
2012 Big South Women’s Golf Championships
2012 NCAA East Regionals
2012 NCAA Championships
Vanderbilt Legends Club
Wofford Appalachian State The Patriot Golf Club (GWU)
2012 GARDNER-WEBB MEN’S GOLF SPRING SCHEDULE Date
Barefoot at the Beach Intercollegiate
2012 Big South Men’s Golf Championships
2012 NCAA East Regionals
May 29-June 3
2012 NCAA Championships
Riviera Country Club
College of Charleston Appalachian State
The Patriot Golf Club (Winthrop)
2012 GWU HEAD COACH TEE BURTON
Tee Burton Head Coach 12th Year
Cleveland County native Tee Burton begins his 12th season as the head coach of both the Gardner-Webb’s men’s and women’s golf programs. The former collegiate All-American took the position at the helm of the Runnin’ Bulldog golf squads prior to the 20002001 season. His expertise earned immediate dividends as GWU had four top-six finishes in 11 tournaments on the men’s side and three top-five finishes in seven events on the women’s side in his first year. The 2010-11 season saw great growth, as both the men’s and the women’s golf teams’ posted second-place finishes at the Big South Championships, both program highs in conference competition since GWU moved to NCAA Division I in 2000-01. The men’s team posted eight top-10 team finishes on the season, including a second-place finish at the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge in early March, while the women’s team recorded six top-10 team finishes for the year, including a first-place team win at the GWU/HPU Duals. Sophomores Lauren Smith and Hannah Hellyer each earned all-conference honors, as Hellyer finished in a tie for second-place overall at the Big South Championships, while Smith finished in a tie for sixth. On the men’s side, sophomore Daniel Kim placed fourth overall to earn all-conference honors, while redshirt-junior J.J. Regan recorded a sixth-place finish at the championships to also receive all-conference recognition. Senior’s Courtney Meyer and Scott Wheeler also received allconference recognition, as both earned spots on the Big South All-Academic Teams. In 2009-10, his tenth season at the helm of the GWU golf programs, Burton saw the women’s team finish fifth and the men’s team sixth at their respective Big South Conference Championship tournaments. The women’s team had four top-10 team finishes, including a second-place finish at the 2009 Boscobel Intercollegiate. The men’s team picked up six top-10 team finishes, which included a first-place team finish at the 2009 Manor Intercollegiate in mid-September. Freshman Daniel Kim, who won the 2009 Manor Intercollegiate with an individual score of 213, -1 under par, earned a spot on the 2009-10 Big South All-Conference Team, while juniors Scott Wheeler and Courtney Meyer were both named to the Big South All-Academic Team. Wheeler was also named the 2009-10 Big South Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In the 2008-09 season, the men’s team picked up seven top-10 team finishes out of nine tournaments and also went on to defeat Appalachian State in a head-to-head battle, winning its third straight University Cup. The men’s team highlighted its season with a third-place finish in the Big South Championships, its first ever appearance in the event. On the women’s side in 2008-09, the Runnin’ Bulldogs also had seven top-10 team finishes, including picking up the win and first-place finish at the Larry Nelson Collegiate Invitational on March 30-31 in Kennesaw, Ga. The Runnin’ Bulldogs finished fifth overall in its first ever Big South Conference Championship tournament, where sophomore Courtney Meyer was named to the All-Conference Team for her terrific season. The Runnin’ Bulldogs also faired well in the classroom in 2008-09, as senior Katie Garahan was named the 2008-09 Big South Scholar-Athlete for Women’s Golf and was also named to the All-Conference Academic Team. On the men’s side, Scott Wheeler was named to the All-Conference Academic Team. The 2007-08 season featured six top-five finishes by the GWU men’s team, including a pair of first-place performances. The Runnin’ Bulldogs won the Poplar Hill Intercollegiate and the University Cup while holding a lead after the first day of the A-Sun Conference Championship before finishing fifth. The women’s team, which finished seventh at the conference tournament, tallied two top-five finishes on the season. The young Runnin’ Bulldogs team won the University Cup and rookie Courtney Meyer picked up A-Sun all-freshmen team accolades.
2012 GWU HEAD COACH TEE BURTON The women’s team, led by second-team all-conference performer Claudine Foong, tallied six top-five finishes during the 2006-07 season. GWU won the Battle on the Border while finishing second at the Diet Coke Wofford Intercollegiate, Mercer Cateeche Collegiate Classic and the Tina Barrett Longwood Invitational. The Runnin’ Bulldogs placed seventh at the A-Sun Conference Championship. The highlight of the championship for the Runnin’ Bulldogs came by way of Stacey Linduska’s holein-one during the third round. The 2006-07 men’s team garnered a first-place victory at the Battle on the Border while amassing a third-place finish at the CSU Spring Kick Off Tournament. Burton’s team was fourth at the Lonnie D. Small Spring Classic and the Spring Invite at Crosswinds. The squad, led by second-team all-conference selection Brad Palmer’s 12th-place finish at the A-Sun Conference Championship, took sixth. The 2005-06 season was one of the best in GWU’s Division I history, especially on the women’s side. As a team, the Runnin’ Bulldogs finished fifth or higher in four of their five spring tournaments, including a fifth-place showing at the A-Sun Championship. It marked the highest finish in the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ history at the conference competition to date. Foong took second-team all-conference honors while newcomer Katie Garahan garnered a spot on the A-Sun all-freshmen team. The men’s team was not far behind as it would post an eighth-place finish at the A-Sun Championship, four spots higher than the 2005 season. In the spring of 2005, Rory McCaughna, who won the Winthrop Waterford Invitational while leading his team to a second-place finish, headlined the Runnin’ Bulldogs. Later in the season, McCaughna also took second-team all-conference accolades. The women’s team picked up four top-five finishes in their spring season and would take eighth at the A-Sun Conference Championship. During the 2003-04 season, the men’s team posted a fifth-place finish at the A-Sun Championship. The men’s team won The Battle on the Border and turned in two additional top-five performances. Burton’s squad took ninth out of 22 teams at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate. The women’s team won The Battle on the Border to go along with two other top-five team finishes and an eighth-place showing at the 24-team Great Smokies Collegiate. While Burton’s squads perform well on the greens, he also places an emphasis on excelling in the classroom. Following the 2005-06 season, Foong and Garahan were named to the All-American Scholar Team, as announced by the National Golf Coaches’ Association. After the completion of the 2003-04 campaign, McCaughna and Steve McDonald were honored as two of 86 NCAA Division I men’s golfers to be named as Cleveland Golf All-American Scholars as announced by the Golf Coaches’ Association of America. During the fall of 2001, Burton guided the GWU men to the 2001 National Christian College Athletic Association national title, marking the third national championship for the program. Following the team’s victory, Burton was named the NCCAA National Coach of the Year. Those who have played for Burton can be sure that he is well aware of what it takes to win at the Division I level. During his collegiate career at North Carolina, Burton was a two-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, an All-American and was honored as one of 51 golfers named to the league’s All-50th Anniversary team, joining the likes of Arnold Palmer, Davis Love III and other all-time greats. Following his collegiate career, Burton was a regular on several professional tours and competed at the PGA Tour Qualifying School on seven occasions. The former Cleveland County Amateur champion was an all-state performer at nearby Crest H.S. In his first prep match, Burton earned mention in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd section after posting a four-hole feat of two eagles and two birdies. Still able to shoot in the low to mid-60’s on a regular basis, Burton is known as an exceptional teacher and relates tremendously well with young players. Burton and his wife Amanda reside in Shelby, N.C. The couple has two sons, Trey and Reed.
2012 GWU ASSISTANT GOLF COACH SCOTT WHEELER
Scott Wheeler Assistant Coach First Year
Former GWU men’s golfer and graduate Scott Wheeler begins is first season as the graduate assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s golf programs, helping head coach Tee Burton with dayto-day operations, practices, etc. Wheeler, who played for Coach Burton and GWU from 2007-11, was a three-time Big South Conference All-Academic Team selection and was named the Big South Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2009-10. The New York native played in 30 tournaments for the Runnin’ Bulldogs during his time at Gardner-Webb. Wheeler also served as the president for GWU’s Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2010-11. Wheeler, who graduated with a B.A. Degree in International Business in December 2010 and is currently working on his MBA degree in International Business.
2011 GARDNER-WEBB FALL SEASON RESULTS GWU WOMEN’S 2011 FALL SEASON 2011 Terrier Intercollegiate - September 12-13 Name Round-by-Round Lauren Smith 76 75 Hannah Hellyer 77 76 Meghan Allum 73 81 Sammy Vass 83 73 Courtney Finocchiaro 83 85 TEAM 309 305
Total 151 153 154 156 168 614
Par +7 +9 +10 +12 +24 +38
GWU MEN’S 2011 FALL SEASON Place T-8th T-14th T-17th T-22nd T-46th 4th
27th Annual Springhill Suites Intercollegiate - September 12-13 Name Round-by-Round Total Par Place Daniel Kim 72 72 67 211 -5 5th Matthew Yelverton 80 69 68 217 +1 T-23rd J.J. Regan 72 73 74 219 +3 T-28th Kristopher Gray 76 75 70 221 +5 T-37th Jordan Duffy 76 74 76 226 +10 T-63rd TEAM 296 288 279 863 -1 4th
13th Annual Great Smokies Intercollegiate - September 19-20 Name Round-by-Round Total Par Place Lauren Smith 72 67 139 -5 3rd Hannah Hellyer 74 69 143 -1 7th Meghan Allum 76 73 149 +5 T-31st Sammy Vass 79 73 152 +8 T-56th Courtney Finocchiaro 83 78 161 +17 T-108th TEAM 301 282 583 +7 T-3rd
Joe Agee Invitational - October 3-4 Name Round-by-Round Kristopher Gray 80 70 71 Daniel Kim 75 73 79 Daley Byles 76 79 74 Matthew Yelverton 80 78 78 Steven Jones 83 84 71 TEAM 311 300 300
Total 221 227 229 236 244 911
Par +5 +11 +13 +20 +28 +47
Place T-4th T-17th T-27th 44th T-59th 6th
UNCG Starmount Fall Classic - October 2-4 Name Round-by-Round Meghan Allum 76 76 74 Hannah Hellyer 79 77 78 Courtney Finocchiaro 81 78 80 Sammy Vass 85 82 86 Lauren Smith 88 88 81 TEAM 321 313 313
Total 203 213 222 222 230 858
Par -7 +3 +12 +12 +20 +18
Place T-1st 8th T-28th T-28th T-49th 2nd
Total 226 234 239 253 257 947
Par +10 +18 +23 +37 +41 +83
Place T-9th T-23rd T-37th T-64th 70th T-8th
Donald Ross Intercollegiate - October 17-18 Name Round-by-Round Kristopher Gray 67 67 69 Daniel Kim 75 69 69 Daley Byles 79 71 72 Matthew Yelverton 75 79 68 J.J. Regan 80 77 73 TEAM 296 284 278
Winthrop University Intercollegiate - October 8-9 Name Round-by-Round Total Meghan Allum 78 72 150 Sammy Vass 72 78 150 Hannah Hellyer 77 78 155 Lauren Smith 81 80 161 Courtney Finocchiaro 80 81 161 TEAM 307 308 615
Par +6 +6 +11 +17 +17 +39
Place T-2nd T-2nd T-9th T-20th T-20th 1st
2011 Hummingbird Intercollegiate - October 31 - November 1 Name Round-by-Round Total Par Kristopher Gray 67 68 135 -7 Daley Byles 72 72 144 +2 Matthew Yelverton 72 76 148 +6 Daniel Kim 71 77 148 +6 Steven Jones 77 75 152 +10 TEAM 282 291 573 +5
* played as individuals Pilar Morgan Brianna Clemmons Haleigh Petersen
168 174 176
+24 +30 +32
T-32nd 37th 38th
Total 151 155 159 160 -621
Par +9 +13 +17 +18 -+53
Place T-12th T-23rd T-41st T-45th 85th T-8th
GWU vs. HPU Dual Match - October 22 (GWU won 310-320) Name Round-by-Round Total Par Courtney Finocchiaro 76 -+4 Meghan Allum 76 -+4 Sammy Vass 78 -+6 Lauren Smith 80 -+8 Hannah Hellyer 83 -+11 Brianna Clemmons 84 -+12 Pilar Morgan 86 -+14 Haleigh Petersen 86 -_14
84 86 93
84 88 83
CSU Wendy’s Invitational - October 17-18 Name Round-by-Round Courtney Finocchiaro 75 76 Sammy Vass 75 80 Hannah Hellyer 79 80 Meghan Allum 83 77 Lauren Smith DQ 76 TEAM 312 309
Place 1st T-17th T-38th T-38th T-63rd 3rd
2012 GWU WOMENâ€™S GOLF TEAM
Hometown (Previous School)
Markham, Ontario, Canada (Markham District H.S.)
Oak Ridge, N.C. (Northwest Guilford H.S.)
DeLand, Fla. (Deland H.S.)
Stirling, Ontario, Canada (St. Theresa Catholic Secondary)
Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay H.S.)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (University of Calgary)
Powder Springs, Ga. (North Cobb Christian School)
Tain, Scotland (Univ. of Central Florida)
2012 GWU MENâ€™S GOLF TEAM
Hometown (Previous School)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada (Eastview Secondary School)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Calgary Academy)
Newcastle, England (Queen Elizabeth H.S.)
Sawbridgeworth, England (Leventhorpe School)
Jr. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Northview Heights Seconday School)
Boiling Springs, N.C. (Crest H.S.)
Pendleton, Ind. (Northpoint H.S.)
Ipswich, England (Hills International (Australia))
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (Notre Dame Secondary)
Weddington, N.C. (Weddington H.S.)
2012 GWU LADY GOLFERS
Courtney Finocchiaro Class:
Previous School: DeLand H.S.
2010-11: Played in one tournament on the season for GWU ... Competed as an individual at the 2010 Winthrop University Intercollegiate ... Carded back-to-back rounds of 84 to finish with a combined score of 168, +24, at the Winthrop University Intercollegiate tournament ... Posted a stroke average of 84 over two rounds of play on the season. 2009-10: Played in five events on the season ... Finished tied for 20th-place overall with a score of 159, +15 at the 2009 Draper Valley Intercollegiate ... Played as an individual in the 2009 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate, carding a three round score of 249, +36 ... Turned in a score of 181, +37 in the 2010 Low Country Intercollegiate to tee off the spring season ... Paired up with GWU menâ€™s golfer Scott Wheeler to defeat Appalachian Stateâ€™s duo of Grubb and Thompson at the University Cup event, turning in a score of 73, +1 ... Carded a round of 85, +13 in individual play at the University Cup ... Shot a 171, +27 at the 2010 Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate ... Posted a stroke average of 84.5 over 10 rounds of play on the year. 2008-09: Competed in the annual University Cup Challenge between the Bulldogs and Appalachian State ... Helped lead the Bulldogs to a 5.5 - 4.5 victory over the Mountaineers ... Teamed with fellow freshman Kristopher Gray to shoot a combined round of 74, +2, to half with the Appalachian State duo in their match play. High School: First-team all-conference selection as a senior at DeLand H.S. ... Team MVP ... Recorded a tournament low score of one-under par her senior campaign ... Scholar-Athlete ... Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Personal: Born July 12, 1990 in Daytona Beach, Florida ... Daughter of Dante and Vicky Finocchiaro ... Has a younger sister named Macy ... Majoring in Religious Studies and Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations.
Courtney Finocchiaro was a recepient of a Big South and Sunbelt Rental Scholarship Award given to those who show exceptional work both in the classroom, campus and in the community among students within the Big South Conference.
2012 GWU LADY GOLFERS
Haleigh Petersen Class:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Previous School: Univ. of Calgary
2010-11: Played in one tournament on the year ... Shot a 91 at the GWU/HPU Duals ... Posted a stroke average of 91 on the season. 2009-10: Teamed up with GWU men’s golfer Kristopher Gray to card a combined score of 76, +4 in the team competition at the University Cup versus Appalachian State ... Turned in a round of 93 in individual play at the University Cup ... Posted a stroke average of 93 over one round of play on the year. Prior to Gardner-Webb: Attended the University of Calgary ... Finished second in her flight at the 2009 Calgary Ladies Cities tournament. High School: Went to Western Canada High School ... Was a standout volleyball and badminton player ... Was a two-time captain of the senior volleyball team who won the Cities and came in third at Provincials in 2007 ... Was also the Female Athlete of the Year her senior season ... Was the city of Calgary mixed doubles badminton gold medalist her senior year ... Was the Team MVP as a junior and was a nominee for the school’s Female Athlete of the Year Award ... Was asked to play on the Alberta Volleyball Team as a junior ... Also part of the Dinos women’s U17 volleyball team who won Provincials and came in fourth at Nationals as a junior ... Was the captain of Dinos Women’s U16 volleyball team as a sophomore, who were silver medalists at Provincials and again was a nominee for the school’s Female Athlete of the Year Award ... Won the Top-Athlete of the School Award as a freshman, as she finished third at the Badminton Nationals in Ladies Doubles and was the Provincial Champion and was a team Alberta member ... Was a female inductee into ‘Old Boys Club’ at Western Canada High School, the school’s Hall of Fame ... Was the runner-up for the Myrna Empey Volleyball Award ... Was her school’s nominee for the Kevin Pelenos City of Calgary Badminton Player of the Year Award and its nominee for the City of Calgary’s High School Athlete of the Year Award ... Was an honor student all four years ... Received the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship .... Was the TD Canada Trust Community Leadership Certificate of Merit and the Calgary Youth of Distinction Activist Award winner ... Also the winner of the Canadian Millennium Excellence Award Winner. Personal: Born July 18, 1989 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada ... Daughter of Jim Petersen and Lea Heath ... Graduated in December 2011 with her B.S. degree in Business.
2012 GWU LADY GOLFERS
Meghan Allum Class:
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Previous School: Markham District H.S.
2010-11: Played in seven of GWU’s eight tournaments on the year ... Carded a low round 67, - 5, in round one at the Low Country Intercollegiate ... Was the top Runnin’ Bulldog performer with a 12th-place finish at the 2010 Great Smokies Intercollegiate ... Posted three top-20 finishes on the year ... Placed 20th overall with a score of 158, +14, at the 2010 Winthrop University Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 22nd-place overall at the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic with a two-round score of 159, +15 ... Recorded a 16th-place finish at the 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship with a three-round combined score of 239, +23 ... Posted a 77.53 stroke average over 15 rounds of play on the season. 2009-10: Played in nine of 10 events on the year ... Played as an individual at the 2009 Draper Valley Intercollegiate, carding a two round score of 161, +17 to finish tied for 24th-place overall ... Shot a 78, +6 in the rain shortened 2009 Great Smokies Collegiate event ... Led all Lady Bulldog golfers at the 2009 UNCG Starmount Fall Classic, carding a low round 75, +3 and a combined score of 233, +20, to place in 27th-place overall ... Competed in the 2009 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate, turning in a combined score of 238, +25 ... Finished tied for 18th-place overall at the 2009 Boscobel Intercollegiate with a two round score of 162, +51 ... Topped the Lady Bulldog golfers at the 2010 Low Country Intercollegiate, shooting a 163, +19 and finishing tied for 35th-place overall ... Turned in a score of 256, +40 at the 2010 Winthrop Intercollegiate in the spring ... Teamed up with GWU men’s player Daniel Kim to shoot a 66, -6, at the University Cup ... Carded a round of 86, +14 in individual play at the University Cup ... Led all Lady Bulldog golfers at the 2010 Big South Conference Championship, finishing tied for ninth-place overall with a three round combined score of 229, +13 ... Posted a stroke average of 80.3 on the season. High School: Attended Markham District High School in Markham, Ontario, Canada ... Improved her stroke average every year, finishing with a stroke average of 79 as a senior ... Took first-place at the 2008 CJGA Adams Golf Open, shooting a second round 74 ... Finished in eighth-place at the 2009 Ontario Junior Girls Championship, carding a two-round combined score of 155 ... Finished 30th at both the 2009 Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship and the 2009 Canadian Junior Girls Championship ... Was named the Team MVP her senior year ... Finished 20th at the Ontario High School Championships in Flight A as a senior ... Took 10th-place in the Ontario High School Championships in Flight B her junior season .. Led her team to a third-place finish at the York Region as a junior ... Team Champions of the York Region her sophomore year and Team Finalists as a freshman. Personal: Born October 16, 1991 in Markham, Ontario, Canada ... Daughter of Michael and Suzanne Allum ... Has a younger sister named Brittany ... Majoring in Elementary Education.
2012 GWU LADY GOLFERS
Brianna Clemmons Class:
Oak Ridge, N.C.
Previous School: Northwest Guilford H.S.
2010-11: Played in one tournament on the season for GWU ... Carded rounds of 84 and 86 to finish with a two-day score of 170, +26 at the 2010 UNCG Starmount Intercollegiate Fall Classic ... Posted a stroke average of 85 over two rounds on the year. 2009-10: Played in five events for GWU on the season ... Carded a three round score of 257, +44 at the 2009 UNCG Starmount Fall Classic in the fall ... Finished tied for 20th-place with a score of 244, +28 at the 2010 Winthrop Intercollegiate in the spring ... Teamed up with GWUâ€™s Daley Byles to shoot a 77, +5 to defeat the Appalachian State duo of Wiesehan and Burke at the University Cup ... Turned in a round of 98 in individual play at the University Cup ... Posted a score of 164, +20 at the 2010 Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 19th-place overall with a score of 234, +18 at the 2010 Big South Conference Championship ... Posted a stroke average of 83.08 on the year. High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Northwest Guilford H.S. ... Was named to the All-Conference Team three consecutive years ... Was the Pinehurst Winternational Player of the Year in 2007-2008 ... Was also named a Pinehurst AllAmerican ... Was a two-time Precision Golf Junior Women Player of the Year, winning it in 2008 and 2006 ... Helped to lead her team to the State Championship in 4A womenâ€™s golf in 2007 ... Assisted Northwest Guilford High to second-place in the North Carolina 4A State Championships in both 2008 and 2006 ... Improved her stroke average each year, going from 82 as a freshman to 77 in her senior season ... Finished second at the Tarheel Junior Invitational in 2008 ... Took third-place in the TGTJT-The Sun Trust Cup in 2007 ... Finished fourth at the EJGA-Legacy event in 2008 and fifth at the Ballantyne Resort Junior Open in 2008 ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Graduated Summa Cum Laude ... Received the Academic Achievement Award for Honors in U.S. History and a Certificate of Merit in Spanish Level III. H Personal: Born January 29, 1991 in Oak Ridge, N.C. ... P Daughter of Ralph and Carolyn Clemmons ... Majoring D iin Psychology.
2012 GWU LADY GOLFERS
Hannah Hellyer Class:
Stirling, Ontario, Canada
Previous School: St. Theresa Catholic Secondary
2010-11: Earned Big South All-Conference honors with her second-place finish at the 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship ... Played in six of GWU’s eight events on the season ... Was the top Runnin’ Bulldog golfer in four tournaments on the year ... Recorded four top-15 finishes on the season ... Finished tied for second overall and helped to lead GWU to a second-place team finish at the 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship with a three-round score of 226, +10 ... Also finished tied for second-place overall with fellow teammate Lauren Smith at the GWU/HPU Duals with a score of 78, +6, leading the Runnin’ Bulldogs to the head-to-head match win over High Point ... Recorded a fifth-place finish as an individual with a two-round combined score of 152, +8, at the 2010 Winthrop University Intercollegiate ... Was the top Runnin’ Bulldog golfer with a 13th-place finish at the 2010 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate, turning in a score of 222, +9, for the three-round event ... Placed in a tie for 20th-place with a score of 163, +19, at the Low Country Intercollegiate ... Turned in a low round 69, -2, in the first round of the 2010 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate ... Also turned in a GWU low round 73, +1, at the 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship ... Posted a stroke average of 77.23 over 13 rounds on the season. 2009-10: Played in all 10 tournaments for Gardner-Webb on the year ... Contributed to the team’s third-place finish at the 2009 Draper Valley Intercollegiate, carding a score of 163, +19 and finishing tied for 29th-place overall ... Posted a score of 78, +6 in the rain-shortened 2009 Great Smokies Collegiate in the fall season ... Competed at the 2009 UNCG Starmount Fall Classic, recording a three round score of 260, +47 ... Turned in a 243, +30 at the 2009 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate... Finished tied for eighth-place in the 2009 Boscobel Intercollegiate with a score of 157, +13 ... Among the top Lady Bulldog golfers at the Low Country Intercollegiate, posting a score of 173, +28 to tee off the spring season ... Finished tied for 14thplace at the 2010 Winthrop Intercollegiate with a three round combined score of 241, +25 ... Paired up with GWU men’s golfer Jordan Duffy to shoot a 72, even par, at the University Cup ... Shot a round of 85 in individual play at the University Cup event ... Carded a score of 167, +23 at the 2010 Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate ... Turned in a score of 243, +27 at the 2010 Big South Conference Championship ... Posted a stroke average of 82.27 over 22 rounds of play in the 2009-10 season. High School: Played at St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School under head coach Rob Bunton ... Played on the men’s team as a senior, where she was the MVP for the golf team ... Won the local high school tournament as a senior ... Finished in fourth-place at the OFSAA Tournament as a senior ... Was the MVP of the golf team as a junior ... Took first-place in the regional and local high school golf tournament as a junior ... Named the MVP as a sophomore, where she won the regional tournament ... Played on the Kinston District Junior Team in 2008 and qualified for the Kingston District Amateur Team for 2010 ... Placed in the top-30 in the Ontario Juniors in each of the last three years ... Placed in the top-30 in the Ontario Amatuer in each of the last two years ... Finished first with rounds of 76 and 67 at the Canadian Junior Open Invitational ... Took first-place with a 71 at the Kingston District Amateur Qualifiers ... Was a letterwinner in golf, hockey, soccer, basketball and badminton. Personal: Born March 13, 1991 in Belleville, Ontario ... Daughter of John and Louise Hellyer ... Has two older siblings ... Her Dad, John, played hockey at Sheridan College ... Majoring in International Business.
2012 GWU LADY GOLFERS
Lauren Smith Class:
Powder Springs, Ga.
Previous School: North Cobb Christian School
2010-11: Earned Big South All-Conference honors with her sixth-place finish at the 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship ... Played in all eight of GWU’s tournaments on the season ... Was the top Runnin’ Bulldog in two events ... Posted six top-25 performances ... Finished tied for sixth overall with a three-round combined score of 232, +16, at the 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship ... Placed in a tie for second-place overall with fellow teammate Hannah Hellyer at the GWU/HPU Duals with a 78, +6, leading GWU to the head-to-head match win over High Point ... Was the top GWU lady golfer at the Low Country Intercollegiate with a score of 158, +14, placing in a tie for eighth-place overall ... Was also the top GWU performer at the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic with a combined score of 158, +14, and a 17thplace finish ... Picked up a 14th-place finish at the 2010 Winthrop University Intercollegiate with a two -round combined score of 156, +12 ... Recorded a 25th-place finish at the 2010 Great Smokies Intercollegiate with a two-day score of 148, +4 ... Turned in a low round 72, even par, at the 2010 Great Smokies Intercollegiate event ... Posted a stroke average of 77.94 over 17 rounds on the season. 2009-10: Competed in nine of the 10 events for GWU on the season ... Was the top Lady Bulldog performer at the 2009 Draper Valley Women’s Intercollegiate, clinching third-placed overall with a two round score of 147, +3 ... Shot a 78, +6 at the rain-shortened 2009 Great Smokies Collegiate in the fall ... Carded a three round score of 259, +46 at the 2009 UNCG Starmount Fall Classic ... Played in the 2009 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate and shot a three round score of 238, +25 ... Finished tied for 13th-place with a score of 160, +16 at the 2009 Boscobel Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 25th-place overall with a three round score of 246, +30 at the 2010 Winthrop Intercollegiate in the spring ... Paired up with GWU men’s golfer Arron Price to shoot a 67, 5 under par, to defeat Appalachian State’s duo of Brown and Patton during the 2010 University Cup ... Led all Lady Bulldog golfers at the University Cup with a 77, +5, in singles play ... Carded a score of 157, +13 at the 2010 Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate ... Finished the season tied for 24th-place overall at the 2010 Big South Conference Championship with a three round score of 238, +22 ... Posted a stroke average of 80 on the season. High School: Attended North Cobb Christian H.S. where she played under coaches Dean Smith and Coach Pruitt ... Named the Most Improved Player as a sophomore and won the Coach’s Award as a junior ... Won the four-year varsity lettermen award as a senior ... Finished in seventh-place in the player stats in the Southeastern Junior Tour in 2008-09 ... Had two first-place finishes, one second-place finish and one fourth-place finish in tour play ... Finished third-place in the Long Drive Contest in the girls 16-18 division ... Finished tied for 29th-place in the 2009 Optimist International Tournament ... Placed second in both the 2008 and in the 2007 Optimist Junior Golf Georgia District Tournament, qualifying for and playing in the 2008 and 2007 Optimist International Tournament ... Played in the 2008-09 GPGA Junior Tournaments, picking up two first-place finishes ... Was the 2008 GSGA Jr. State Sectional Champion ... In 2007-08 picked up three first-place finishes and one second-place finish in the Georgia Jr. Sectionals ... Was a member of the first-place girls team that won the 2008 Georgia Cup ... In the Atlanta Junior Tour, she had one first-place finish and two second-place finishes in 2007-08 ... Finished in the top-10 overall in 2007-08 ... Improved her stroke average every year. Personal: Born April 17, 1991 in Nashville, Tenn. ... Daughter of Dean and Joan Smith ... Has two older brothers, Chad and Ryan ... Majoring in Physical Education.
2012 GWU LADY GOLFERS
Sammy Vass Class:
Previous School: Univ. of Central Flordia
2010-11: Played in eight tournaments for GWU on the season ... Was the top Runnin’ Bulldogs performer in two events ... Posted five top-25 finishes on the year ... Finished in 10th-place overall at the 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship with a three-day combined score of 234, +18 ... Tied for 10th-place with a two-round combined score of 155, +11, at the 2010 Winthrop University Intercollegiate ... Was the top GWU golfer and placed in a tie for 14th-place overall at the 2010 UNCG Starmount Intercollegiate Fall Classic with a combined score of 150, +6 ... Recorded a ninth-place finish with a score of 90 at the GWU/HPU Duals ... Also recorded a 20th-place finish at the 2010 Great Smokies Intercollegiate with a two-round combined score of 147, +3 ... Carded a low round 72, even par, at the 2010 Great Smokies Intercollegiate ... Posted a stroke average of 78.82 over 17 total rounds of play on the year. 2009-10 (at UCF): Played in eight events at Central Florida, totaling 20 rounds of play ... Had a stroke average of 81.30, with a low round of 78. High School: Attended Tain Royal Academy in Tain, Scotland ... Coached by Martin Piggott ... A member of the Scottish National Team ... Finished runner-up at the Scottish Girls Under 18 Championships ... Won the Scotland Northern Counties Girls Championship and the Highland Junior Open Championship ... Also won the Tain Golf Club’s junior and ladies medals at several different levels ... Finished as the 13th qualifier with rounds of 76 and 79 at the Scottish Ladies Tournament. Personal: Born October 18, 1991 in Inverness, Scotland ... Daughter of David and Margaret Vass ... Has a younger sister named Julie ... Majoring in Marketing.
2012 GWU LADY GOLFERS
Pilar Morgan Class:
Previous School: Henry Clay H.S.
2010-11: Played in three tournaments on the season ... Shot a score of 162, +18, to finish in a tie at 39th-place overall at the 2010 Winthrop University Intercollegiate ... Played as an individual at the 2010 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate and at the GWU/HPU Duals ... Carded a low round 71, -1, in the second round of the 2010 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate ... Posted a stroke average of 81.17 over six rounds on the season. High School: Attended Henry Clay High School where she played under coach Kevin Mims ... Was a three-time Academic All-State selection ... Awarded the Blue Devil Award as a junior ... Was the Coachâ€™s Cup winner her senior season ... Was the FCPS Invitational Champion all four years at Henry Clay H.S. ... Finished fourth-place overall in the 11th region as a junior ... Placed fifth-place overall in the 11th region her sophomore season ... Finished as the Larry Gilbert Tour Low Female in both 2010 and 2009 ... Was the second flight 2010 Kentucky Amateur Champion ... Was a scholar-athlete for both golf and basketball. Personal: Born March 6, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois ... Daughter of Mark and Jane Morgan ... Has an older brother, Brooks, who played baseball at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky ... Majoring in Biology.
2010-11 GWU WOMENâ€™S GOLF SEASON RESULTS 2010 FALL SEASON 2010 Great Smokies Intercollegiate - September 18-19 Name Round-by-Round Meghan Allum 75 70 Sammy Vass 75 72 Lauren Smith 76 72 Courtney Meyer 77 74 Chelcia Petersen 77 74 TEAM 303 288
Total 145 147 148 151 151 591
Par +1 +3 +4 +7 +7 +15
Place T-12th T-20th T-25th T-44th T-44th T-5th
2010 UNCG Starmount Intercollegiate Fall Classic - September 26-28 Name Round-by-Round Total Sammy Vass 75 75 150 Chelcia Petersen 81 75 156 Meghan Allum 80 77 157 Lauren Smith 82 80 162 Brianna Clemmons 86 84 170 TEAM 318 307 625 * second round was washed out due to rain
Par +6 +12 +13 +18 +26 +49
Place T-14th T-37th T-41st 64th 72nd 11th
Total 155 156 156 158 162 622
Par +11 +12 +12 +14 +18 +46
Place T-10th T-14th T-14th T-20th T-39th 3rd
78 75 75 78 81 306
Total 222 229 230 233 238 913
Par +9 +16 +17 +20 +25 +61
Place T-13th T-35th T-37th T-54th T-70th 11th
Total 78 78 83 85 90 324
Par +6 +6 +9 +13 +18 +36
Place T-2nd T-2nd 5th 7th T-9th 1st
2010 Winthrop Univ. Intercollegiate - October 2-3 Name Round-by-Round Sammy Vass 73 82 Lauren Smith 78 78 Chelcia Petersen 77 79 Meghan Allum 77 81 Pilar Morgan 83 79 TEAM 305 317 Hannah Hellyer * Courtney Finocchiaro * * played as individuals
2010 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate - October 11-12 Name Round-by-Round Hannah Hellyer 69 75 Courtney Meyer 78 76 Sammy Vass 79 76 Lauren Smith 77 78 Meghan Allum 80 77 TEAM 303 304 Pilar Morgan * * played as individuals
GWU/HPU Duals - October 23 (defeated High Point 324 to 328) Name Round-by-Round Hannah Hellyer 78 Lauren Smith 78 Chelcia Petersen 83 Courtney Meyer 85 Sammy Vass 90 TEAM 324 Pilar Morgan * Haleigh Petersen * * played as individuals
2010-11 GWU WOMEN’S GOLF SEASON RESULTS 2011 SPRING SEASON Low Country Intercollegiate - March 20-21 Name Round-by-Round Lauren Smith 76 82 Hannah Hellyer 79 84 Courtney Meyer 84 82 Sammy Vass 87 81 Meghan Allum 67 DQ TEAM 315 329 UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic - April 4-5* Name Round-by-Round Lauren Smith 78 80 Meghan Allum 81 78 Hannah Hellyer 75 88 Sammy Vass 82 84 Courtney Meyer WD WD TEAM 316 330 * shortened due to rain 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship - April 11-13 Name Round-by-Round Hannah Hellyer 76 73 77 Lauren Smith 78 78 76 Sammy Vass 81 76 77 Meghan Allum 82 79 78 Courtney Meyer 81 WD WD TEAM 316 306 308
Total 158 163 166 168 -644
Par +14 +19 +22 +24 -+68
Place T-8th T-20th T-33rd T-45th -4th
Total 158 159 163 166 -646
Par +14 +15 +19 +22
Place T-17th T-22nd T-38th T-47th
Total 226 232 234 239 -930
Par +10 +16 +18 +23
Place T-2nd T-6th 10th T-16th
+ Hannah Hellyer and Lauren Smith both earned a spot on the Big South All-Conference Team. + Courtney Meyer was named to the Big South All-Academic Team for the second straight year.
(r to l): Lauren Smith, Hannah Hellyer, Head Coach Tee Burton, Meghan Allum and Sammy Vass with the Runner-Up Team Trophy at the 2011 Big South Women’s Golf Championship.
2012 GWU MALE GOLFERS
J.J. Regan Class:
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Previous School: Notre Dame Secondary
2010-11: Earned Big South All-Conference honors with his sixth-place finish at the 2011 Big South Men’s Golf Championships ... Played in all 10 tournaments on the season for GWU ... Recorded a sixth-place finish with a three-day combined score of 219, +3, at the conference championship tournament ... Placed 12th overall at the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge with a three-round combined score of 215, -1 ... Finished in a tie at 24th-place with a combined score of 218, +2, at the Furman Intercollegiate ... Turned in a 25th-place finish at the 23rd Annual Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational with a three-round score of 220, +4 ... Picked up a 33rd-place finish with a score of 225, +9, at the 2010 Davidson Invitational ... Also competed for GWU at the 2010 Springhill Suites Intercollegiate, the 2010 Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate and the 2010 Hummingbird Intercollegiate during the fall season ... Played in the 2011 Charleston Shootout and in the General Hackler Championship in the spring season as well ... Carded a low round 68, -4, twice on the season, including at the 2011 Big South Men’s Golf Championships ... Posted a stroke average of 75.55 over 29 rounds of play this season. 2009-10: Played in 10 of Gardner-Webb’s 11 tournaments this season ... Carded a 220, +4 to finish tied for fifth-place at the 2009 Manor Intercollegiate ... Shot a final score of 225, +9 at the Frank Landrey Intercollegiate ... Played in the Davidson College Invitational, finishing tied for 10th-place with a combined score of 225, +9 ... Tied for 24th-place with a score of 236, +20 at the CSU Fall Invitational ... Posted a 231, +15 at the Wendy’s Charleston Shootout in the spring ... Competed in the Furman Intercollegiate and shot a 234, +18 ... Teamed up with GWU women’s golfer Chelcia Petersen to defeat Appalachian State’s duo of Hudson and Boo with a combined score of 71, 1 under par ... Carded a 77, +5 in the individual contest at the University Cup ... Turned in a 230, +17 in three rounds at the UK Bluegrass Invitational ... Carded a score of 234, +18 at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational ... Helped the team clinch sixth-place at the 2010 Big South Conference Championship with a three round combined score of 241, +25 ... Posted a stroke average of 76.89 on the year. 2008-09: Played in one tournament in the spring ... Carded a 156, +14, at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate on March 23-24 in Virginia. High School: Attended Notre Dame Secondary ... Won two tournaments his senior year ... Placed 26th in the Ontario Junior tournament ... Tied for ninth at the OFSAA Championship ... Finished eighth at the 2006 Ontario Junior Masters ... Champion of three regional tour stops. Personal: Born on January 5, 1989 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada ... Son of Chris and Diane Regan ... Has an older brother named Kyle ... Graduated in December 2011 with a B.S. degree in Health & Wellness ... Working toward his Master’s degree in Sports Science and Pedagogy.
2012 GWU MALE GOLFERS
Kristopher Gray Class:
Previous School: Queen Elizabeth H.S.
2010-11: Played in all 10 tournaments for Gardner-Webb ... Was the top-Runnin’ Bulldog golfer in three events ... Posted six top-25 finishes on the year ... Tabbed the Choice Hotels Men’s Golfer of the Week on November 4th ... Finished tied for fourth-place overall at the 2010 Hummingbird Intercollegiate with a combined two-round score of 140, -2 ... Placed in tie for ninth-place overall at the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge, helping lead GWU to a second-place team finish with a three-round combined score of 214, -2 ... Also finished in a tie for ninth-place at the 23rd Annual Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational with a three-round score of 215, -1 ... Recorded a top-20 finish at the 2011 Big South Men’s Golf Championship with a three-day combined score of 226, +10 ... Picked up a 24th-place finish at the Furman Intercollegiate with a score of 218, +2, over three rounds of play ... Carded a season-low round of 69, -3, in the first round of the 23rd Annual Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational ... Turned a score of 72 or less nine in nine different rounds of play on the season ... Posted a stroke average of 74.28 over 29 rounds of golf on the season. 2009-10: Played in nine events on the season ... Helped the team to a first-place finish at the 2009 Manor Intercollegiate in the fall, recording a combined score of 225, +9 and tying for 15th-place overall ... Played as an individual in the CSU Fall Invitational and carded a three round score of 223, +7 to finish in fourth-place ... Shot a two round score of 149, +7 at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate in the fall ... Finished tied for 18th-place at the Wendy’s Charleston Shootout with a score of 221, +5 ... Competed in the Furman Intercollegiate, carding a score of 231, +15 after three rounds of play ... Teamed up with GWU women’s golfer Haleigh Petersen to combine for a 76, +4 at the University Cup ... Carded a round of 77, +5 in individual play at the University Cup ... Was the top Bulldog performer at the UK Bluegrass Invitational, shooting a 219, +6 and finishing in a tie for 39th-place overall ... Posted a 224, +8 at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational ... Recorded the best Bulldog score at the 2010 Big South Conference Championship with a 220, +4, placing him in a tie for 10th-place overall ... Posted a stroke average of 74.76 on the season. 2008-09: Played in five of the Bulldogs’ 10 tournaments, including four spring events ... Came on strong late in the spring season ... Was the top Bulldog golfer at the Larry Nelson Collegiate Invitational in late March, carding a threeround combined score of 219, +6, and tied for 10th ... Finished tied for 20th overall at the 2009 Big South Men’s Golf Championship with a three-day score of 235, +19 ... Turned in a low round of 72, even par, at the Larry Nelson Collegiate Invitational on March 30-31. High School: Attended Queen Elizabeth H.S. ... Was the 2007 Northumberland Schools Champion ... Northumberland Under-21 Strokeplay champion in 2007 ... Two-time Northumberland County honoree. Personal: Born on November 26, 1989 in Newcastle, England ... Son of Steven and Elaine Gray ... Has a younger sister, Amanda ... Majoring in Marketing.
2012 GWU MALE GOLFERS
Daniel Kim Class:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Previous School: Northview Heights Secondary School
2010-11: Earned Big South All-Conference honors with his fourth-place finish at the 2011 Big South Men’s Golf Championships ... Played in all 10 tournaments for GWU on the year ... Led GWU to a second-place team finish at the conference championships with a three-day combined score of 214, -2 ... Was the top GWU men’s golfer in six of its 10 events on the season ... Named the Choice Hotels Men’s Golfer of the Week on March 24th ... Recorded four top-15 finishes on the year ... Led GWU with a fifthplace finish and a score of 210, -6, at the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge in which Gardner-Webb took second-place overall as a team ... Placed in a tie for 10th-place overall at the Furman Intercollegiate with a combined score of 215, -1 ... Picked up an 11thplace finish at the 2010 Hummingbird Intercollegiate with a two-round score of 142, even par ... Was the top GWU golfer at the 2011 Charleston Shootout with a score of 222, +6, to finish in a tie for 22nd overall ... Was also the top Runnin’ Bulldog golfer at the General Hackler Championship with a score of 230, +14, good enough for 35th-place overall ... Finished tied for 33rd overall with a score of 225, +9, at the 2010 Davidson Invitational ... Also competed at the 2010 Springhill Suites Intercollegiate and at the 2010 Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate in the fall season ... Finished with a three-round combined score of 224, +8, at the 23rd Annual Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational ... Carded a low round 67 in the third round of the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge ... Posted a stroke average of 73.59 over 29 rounds of golf on the year. 2009-10: Was named to the Big South All-Conference Team ... Played in all eleven events for GWU as a true freshman ... Was the top Bulldog performer in seven out of the eleven Gardner-Webb contests... Shot a round low of 69 in the 2009 Manor Intercollegiate en route to taking first-place in a playoff with a combined score of 213, +1 ... Tied for 11th-place with a 220, +4 at the Frank Landrey Intercollegiate in the fall ... Topped all Bulldog performers at the Davidson College Invitational tying for 10th-place and carding a score of 225, +9 ... Posted a third-place finish with a combined 220, +4 total at the CSU Fall Invitational ... Posted a two round score of 152, +10 at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate ... Tied for 13th-place at the Wendy’s Charleston Shootout, carding a total of 219, +3 ... Was the top Bulldog at the Furman Invitational, totaling a score of 225, +9, and tying for 28th-place overall ... Teamed up with women’s GWU golfer Megan Allum to shoot a combined 66, 6 under par, in the University Cup ... Recorded a 70, 2 under par, individually at the University Cup ... Carded a 221, +8 performance at the UK Bluegrass Invitational ... Had a three round total of 217, +1 to finish tied for 11th-place at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational ... Rounded out the spring season finishing in 14th-place at the 2010 Big South Conference Championship with a three round score of 221, +5 ... Posted a stroke average of 73.43 on the season. High School: Attended and played at Northview Heights Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ... Helped lead his team to the Provincial Team Championship, Toronto City Team Championships and the Regional Team Championships as a senior ... Was the Toronto City and Regional Champion as an individual during his junior year ... Won the 2009 Junior Spring Classic/ GAO and finished third at the 2009 Ontario Junior/GAO tournament ... Finished tied for 11th at the 2009 Canadian Junior/ RCGA tournament and finished tied for fourth at the 2008 Canadian Junior/RCGA tournament ... Was a member of the 2008 RCGA National Development Team. Personal: Born on October 2, 1990 in Seoul, Korea ... Son of Kwang-Jin Kim and Kwunj-Rye Nam ... Has two older siblings ... Majoring in Business Administration.
2012 GWU MALE GOLFERS
Daley Byles Class:
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Previous School: Eastview Secondary School
2010-11: Played in two tournaments for the season ... Played as an individual at the 2010 Davidson Invitational, carding a three-round combined score of 241, +25 ... Competed for GWU at the Furman Intercollegiate, shooting a combined score of 229, +13 ... Recorded a season-low round 72, even par, in the first round of the 2010 Davidson Invitational ... Posted a stroke average of 78.33 over six rounds of play on the season. 2009-10: Played as an individual at the 2009 CSU Fall Invitational, finishing tied for 17th-place overall with a score of 233, +17 ... Shot a 78, +6 in individual play at the University Cup versus Appalachian State University ... Paired up with GWU womenâ€™s golfer Brianna Clemmons to defeat Appalachian Stateâ€™s team of Wiesehan and Burke with a combined score of 77, +5 at the University Cup Challenge against Appalachian State ... Posted a stroke average of 77.75 over four rounds on the year. High School: Four-year letter winner at Eastview Secondary School ... Lead the team to four Regional Championships ... Team placed third and fifth in his junior and senior seasons, respectively, at Provincial Championships ... Tallied top-10 finishes in Regionals and top-20 finishes in Provincial Championships each year. Personal: Born on March 27, 1991 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ... Son of John and Karen Byles ... Has an older brother John, who attends the University of Victoria ... Majoring in Accounting.
2012 GWU MALE GOLFERS
Jordan Duffy Class:
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Previous School: Calgary Academy
2010-11: Played in one tournament on the year ... Carded rounds of 86, 85 and 80 for a combined three-round score of 251, +35, at the General Hackler Championship ... Posted a stroke average of 84.67 on the year. 2009-10: Played as an individual at the 2009 CSU Fall Invitational, finishing tied for 24th-place with a three round combined score of 236, +20 ... Teamed up with GWU womenâ€™s golfer Hannah Hellyer to post a score of 72, even par, at the University Cup ... Carded a 75, +3 in individual play at the University Cup versus Appalachian State ... Posted a stroke average of 77.75 over four rounds of play on the season. High School: Four-year letterwinner at Calgary Academy ... Won the CJGA Riverbend Open ... Lost in a playoff at the FCWT Invenary Open .... Finished ninth-place overall at the Alberta Junior Championship ... Was named the Athlete of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Was the Team Captain both as a junior and senior ... Was named the Team MVP his senior year ... Helped his team to finish first at the Provincials and second as an individual as a senior ... Finished second at Provincials during his junior year. Personal: Born on November 11, 1989 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada ... Son of Graham and Sue Duffy ... Has a twin sister, Taylor, who goes to Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada ... Majoring in Sports Management.
2012 GWU MALE GOLFERS
Arron Price Class:
Previous School: Hills International (Australia)
2010-11: Redshirted ... Did not compete in a tournament for GWU. 2009-10: Paired up with Gardner-Webb womenâ€™s golfer Lauren Smith to defeat Appalachian Stateâ€™s duo of Brown and Patton, carding a score of 67, 5 under par, at the University Cup ... Shot a round of 74, +2 in individual competition at the University Cup ... Posted a stroke average of 74 on the year. High School: Attended and played for Hills International in Brisbane, Australia ... Posted a stroke average of 72.94 as a senior ... Won the 2006 Ulford Park Junior Championship ... Took first-place at the 2008 Greg Norman Super Challenge at Beerwah, shooting a 73 ... Finished tied for third overall at the 2008 Greg Norman Super Challenge at Virginia with a 72 ... Also finished tied for third at the 2008 Hills International Camp Classic ... Took fourth-place at the 2008 Seqoga Junior Championships with a round of 74 ... Also competed in the 2008 Optimist International Junior Championships in Miami, Florida. Personal: Born on August 9, 1990 in Ipswich, United Kingdom ... Son of Stewart and Sue Price ... Has an older sister ... Majoring in Computer Science.
2012 GWU MALE GOLFERS
Steven Jones Class:
Hometown: Sawbridgeworth, England Previous School: Leventhorpe School
2010-11: Played in nine of GWU’s 10 tournaments as a true freshman ... Was the top GWU golfer at the 2010 Springhill Suites Intercollegiate with a three-round combined score of 216, even par, to finish tied for 11th-place overall ... Earned a seventh-place finish at the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge, helping GWU to a second-place team finish with a combined score of 212, -4 ... Finished tied for 33rd-place at the 2010 Hummingbird Intercollegiate with a two-round score of 147, +5 ... Recorded a 39th-place finish at the 2011 Big South Men’s Golf Championships with a three-day combined score of 240, +24 ... Also competed at the 2010 Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate and the 2010 Davidson Open in the fall season ... Played in the 2011 Charleston Shootout, the Furman Intercollegiate and the 23rd Annual Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational in the 2011 spring season ... Carded a season-low round 68, -4, at the second round of the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge ... Also carded rounds of 70, -2, at the 2010 Springhill Suites Intercollegiate event and in round one of the Barefoot at the Beach Challenge ... Posted a stroke average of 76.23 over 26 rounds of golf this season. High School: Attended Leventhorpe School in Sawbridgeworth, England ... Represented England at the Regional Under 18’s in 2010, 2009 and 2008 ... Played in the Faldo Series Grand Final in 2010 and 2009 ... Finished third overall at the Daily Telegraph Final ... Finished in fourth-place for the Carris Trophy in 2010. Personal: Born on March 25, 1992 in London, England ... Son of Rob and Michele Jones ... Intends to major in Business Management.
2010-11 GWU MENâ€™S GOLF SEASON RESULTS
Caleb McFarland Class:
Boiling Springs, N.C.
Previous School: Crest H.S.
2010-11: Redshirted ... Did not compete in a tournament for GWU. High School: Lettered at nearby Crest H.S. under Coach Guy Suttle ... Was a two-time All-Conference selection ... Also a two-time Team MVP selection ... Turned in a stroke average of 76 his senior season ... Carded a low round 70 as a senior ... Carded a stroke average of 79 as a junior ... Was the First Tee Cleveland County Summer Tournaments Champion. Personal: Born on July 14, 1992 in Shelby, N.C. ... Son of Ozzie and Lisa McFarland ... Has two older brothers, O.J. and Adam ... Adam is on the GWU baseball team ... Father, Ozzie, and older brother O.J. both played on the baseball team at GWU ... Majoring in Mathematics.
2012 GWU MALE GOLFERS
Ben Payne Class:
Hometown: Pendleton, Ind. Previous School: Northpoint H.S.
High School: A letterwinnner at Northpoint High School in Pendleton, Indiana ... Won the lowest scorer award as a senior ... Named the Senior Competitor of the Year ... Tabbed the Team MVP as a junior ... Took 12th-place overall at the 2011 Indiana State Tournament out of 177 golfers ... A three-time ISF Division Champion (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Was the 2009 NCMP Open Champion ... Was also a 2009 MRP International qualifier runner-up ... A four-year A-Honor Roll student in the classroom. Personal: Born on May 9, 1993 in Gainesville, Ga. ... Son of Bert and Sandy Payne ... Has an older brother and a younger sister ... Older brother Will is on the GWU menâ€™s swim team ... Has not yet declared a major.
2010-11 GWU MEN’S GOLF SEASON RESULTS
Matt Yelverton Class:
Previous School: Weddington H.S.
High School: A letterwinner at Weddington High School ... Four-time Team MVP ... Two-time Conference Player of the Year ... Also a two-time First-Team All-County selection ... Was named to the Third-Team All-State Team his senior year ... Placed in a tie for fifth-place at the State Tournament his senior year ... Took third-place at the Regional Tournament as a senior ... Turned in a second-place finish at the Regional Tournament as a junior ... Won the Conference Tournament his junior season ... Placed in a tie for seventh-place overall at the 2011 Carolinas Junior Championship ... Recorded a 16thplace finish at the 2011 Carolina Amateur Championship ... Turned in a round of 69 in the seedings round before being defeated in the third round of match play at the 2011 North Carolina Junior Championship, finishing tied for ninth overall ... Placed in a tie for 24th-place at the 2011 North Carolina Amateur Championship ... Finished in a tie for eighth-place overall at the 2010 Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship ... Picked up a first-place win with a two-round score of 137 at the 2010 North Carolina Trusted Choice Big “I” State Championship ... A three-time Junior Club Champion at Rolling Hills Country Club from 2008-10 and the 2010 Reigning Club Champion ... A two-time First-Team All-Academic Team selection ... Won the Principal’s Award in 2011 and is a two-time Scholar-Athlete award winner. Personal: Born on May 4, 1993 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. ... Son of Dave and Penny Yelverton ... Has an older brother named Danny who is on the GWU baseball team ... Has not yet declared a major.
2010-11 GWU MEN’S GOLF SEASON RESULTS 2010 FALL SEASON 2010 Springhill Suites Intercollegiate - September 13-14 Name Round-by-Round Total Steven Jones 70 73 73 Scott Wheeler 74 75 73 Kristopher Gray 73 76 76 Daniel Kim 72 81 75 J.J. Regan 78 74 77 TEAM 289 298 297
Par 216 222 225 228 229 884
Place E +6 +9 +12 +13 +20
T-11th T-33rd T-44th T-56th T-60th 9th
2010 Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate - October 11-12 Name Round-by-Round Total Daniel Kim 78 76 70 Steven Jones 71 75 78 Kristopher Gray 80 76 72 Scott Wheeler 78 77 77 J.J. Regan 75 79 82 TEAM 302 304 297
Par 224 224 228 232 236 903
Place +8 +8 +12 +16 +20 +39
T-44th T-44th T-60th T-70th T-76th T-14th
2010 Davidson Invitational - October 18-19 Name Round-by-Round Kristopher Gray 75 72 J.J. Regan 73 80 Daniel Kim 77 74 Steven Jones 76 76 Scott Wheeler 82 81 TEAM 301 302
Total 74 72 74 75 72 292
Par 221 225 225 227 235 895
Place +5 +9 +9 +11 +19 +31
T-15th T-33rd T-33rd T-43rd 62nd 9th
Par 140 142 147 147 151 574
Place -2 E +5 +5 +9 +6
T-4th T-11th T-33rd T-33rd T-60th T-4th
Daley Byles * * played as an individual
2010 Hummingbird Intercollegiate - November 1-2 Name Round-by-Round Total Kristopher Gray 70 70 Daniel Kim 72 70 Scott Wheeler 73 74 Steven Jones 71 76 J.J. Regan 77 74 TEAM 286 288
(r to l): Kristopher Gray, Daniel Kim, Steven Jones, Scott Wheeler, Head Coach Tee Burton, J.J. Regan and Assistant Coach Ryan Bell with the Runner-Up Team Trophy at the 2011 Big South Men’s Golf Championship.
2010-11 GWU MEN’S GOLF SEASON RESULTS 2011 SPRING SEASON 2011 Charleston Shootout - February 28-March 1 Name Round-by-Round Total Daniel Kim 68 75 79 J.J. Regan 73 74 77 Kristopher Gray 75 73 77 Steven Jones 82 74 75 Scott Wheeler 77 78 80 TEAM 293 296 308
Par 222 224 225 231 235 897
Place +6 +8 +9 +15 +19 +33
T-22nd T-29th T-33rd T-50th 64th 9th
Barefoot at the Beach Challenge - March 6-8 Name Round-by-Round Daniel Kim 71 72 Steven Jones 70 68 Kristopher Gray 74 70 J.J. Regan 74 68 Scott Wheeler 76 79 TEAM 289 278
Total 67 74 70 73 76 284
Par 210 212 214 215 231 851
Place -6 -4 -2 -1 +17 -13
5th T-7th T-9th 12th T-50th 2nd
General Hackler Championship - March 13-14 Name Round-by-Round Daniel Kim 77 74 Kristopher Gray 77 83 Jordan Duffy 86 85 J.J. Regan 82 89 Steven Jones 85 84 TEAM 321 326
Total 79 82 80 83 87 324
Par 230 242 251 254 256 971
Place +14 +26 +35 +38 +40 +107
35th T-74th 85th 88th 90th 16th
Furman Intercollegiate - March 18-20 Name Round-by-Round Daniel Kim 76 69 Kristopher Gray 70 74 J.J. Regan 73 71 Daley Byles 75 77 Scott Wheeler 75 77 TEAM 293 291
Total 70 74 74 77 77 295
Par 215 218 218 229 229 879
Place -1 +2 +2 +13 +13 +15
T-10th T-24th T-24th T-78th T-78th T-7th
23rd Annual Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational - April 11-12 Name Round-by-Round Total Kristopher Gray 69 70 76 J.J. Regan 74 74 72 Daniel Kim 73 74 77 Scott Wheeler 77 73 77 Steven Jones 79 78 72 TEAM 293 291 297
Par 215 220 224 227 229 991
Place -1 +4 +8 +11 +13 +17
T-9th T-25th T-36th T-45th T-62nd T-7th
2011 Big South Men’s Golf Championship - April 18-20 Name Round-by-Round Total Daniel Kim 72 70 72 J.J. Regan 72 68 79 Kristopher Gray 77 74 75 Scott Wheeler 79 73 83 Steven Jones 78 85 77 TEAM 299 285 303
Par 214 219 226 235 240 887
Place -2 +3 +10 +19 +24 +23
4th 6th T-20th 36th 39th 2nd
* Daniel Kim and J.J. Regan both earned Big South All-Conference honors. * Scott Wheeler was named to the Big South All-Academic Team for the third straight year.
GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY Gardner-Webb University (GWU), located on 250 acres in Boiling Springs, N.C., is a private, four-year, NCAA Division I institution affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. GWU has been recognized as one of only 134 institutions in America on the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges. GWU enrolls over 4,000 students from 33 states and 34 foreign countries in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Small classes in a personal learning environment allow the university to feature a 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. With increased national exposure and attention given to the institution’s academic programs and character building opportunities, the enrollment has grown over 60 percent in the last 10 years. There are 45 major fields of study on the undergraduate level. Graduate programs such as the School of Divinity, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, and the Graduate School are gaining regional acclaim for numbers of students served and quality of programs exhibited. Gardner-Webb’s GOAL Program (Greater Opportunities for Adult Learners) operates on 17 satellite campuses around North Carolina for working adults who are seeking to complete their four-year degree at night. Recent expansion efforts have also created two new modern facilities for off-campus students - GWU at Statesville and GWU at Charlotte. 32
GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY ACADEMICS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Accounting American Sign Language Art Athletic Training Biology Business Administration Chemistry Communications Computer Science Elementary Education (K-6)
English Finance French Health & Wellness History International Business Journalism Management Information Systems Mathematics
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MBA in Business Administration M.Acc. in Accounting I.MBA in International Business GRADUATE SCHOOL M.A. in Mental Health Counselling M.A. in Elementary Education (K-6) M.A. in English M.A. in English Education (K-6) M.A. in Middle Grades Education (9-12) M.A. in Nursing M.A. in School Administration (K-12) M.A. in School Counseling M.A. in Sport Science & Pedagogy
Medical Technology Middle School Education (6-9) Music Business Music Composition Music Education Music Performance Nursing Physical Education Physician Assistant Political Science
Psychology Religious Studies Sacred Music Social Science Sociology Spanish Sports Management Theater Arts
SCHOOL OF DIVINITY Master of Divinity (M.Div.) M.D M.Div. in Christian Education M.Div. in Church Music M.Div/MBA M.Div. in Missiology M.Div. in Pastoral Care and Counseling DOCTORAL DEGREES OFFERED Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
GOAL PROGRAMS Bachelor of Science in: Accounting Business Administration Criminal Justice Health Management Human Services Management Information Systems Nursing Religious Studies
Dr. A. Frank Bonner Gardner-Webb University President Seventh Year
Dr. A. Frank Bonner, in his seventh year as the president of Gardner-Webb University, took office on May 2, 2005, and was inaugurated on April 6, 2006. Bonner is no stranger to Gardner-Webb, having been a part of the University family since 1987. A native of Greenville, S.C., Bonner graduated from Furman University in 1969, has a M.A. degree from the University of Georgia and earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a faculty member and Associate Dean at Anderson College in Anderson, S.C., prior to beginning his career in Boiling Springs as Vice President for Academic Affairs. In 1992, Bonner was promoted to provost and senior vice president at Gardner-Webb, a post he held until assuming his current role in 2005. After a comprehensive, national search for the university’s new president, chairman of the presidential search committee and the board of trustees, Frank Beam, said, “We came to the conclusion that we had the most qualified candidate right here at the university.” Bonner succeeded Dr. Frank Campbell, who served Gardner-Webb University as president from October, 2002 until June, 2005. Active in civic life and in the community, Bonner has served on the boards of the United Way, the YMCA, and Communities in Schools, and he serves on the Cleveland County Sports Commission. He is a past chairman of the Cleveland County Chamber, a past president of the Shelby Rotary Club, and a Sunday School teacher and deacon at First Baptist Church in Shelby. Bonner is also a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. During Bonner’s time as provost, GardnerWebb emerged as a vibrant institution for higher learning, officially moving from college to university in 1993. The institution’s academic reputation has steadily improved during Bonner’s time in Boiling Springs, with an outstanding faculty and consistently evolving curriculum. Bonner is married to the former Florence “Flossie” Black of Chester, S.C., also a graduate of Furman University. They are parents of two adult daughters and five grandchildren.
Chuck Burch Vice President for Athletics 15th Year
Gardner-Webb alumnus Chuck Burch is in his 15th year as Vice President for Athletics and his 30th year overall in athletics administration. The Charlotte, N.C., native spearheaded the Runnin’ Bulldogs move into Division I athletics, which resulted in Gardner-Webb’s addition to the Big South Conference as an associate member for football in 2001, and GWU’s move to the Big South as a full member – which became official on July 1, 2008. Burch oversees all athletic operations at Gardner-Webb, including management and supervision of athletic programs, facilities and budgets. During his career at GWU, Burch has overseen across-the-board improvements in facilities and the addition of five new sports since arriving in 1997. A sixth sport, men’s swimming was added in 2007-08. Burch is also responsible for continued improvements in the quality and quantity of Gardner-Webb’s athletics staff – with a number of full-time positions created to assist and enhance the entire department. GWU athletics has seen a steady increase in academic performance since Burch’s arrival, and the department has posted a combined GPA above 3.0 in each of the last two academic years. Gardner-Webb’s final year in the Atlantic Sun Conference was fruitful, with several notable wins and the usual high number of strong academic performances by the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ student-athletes. GWU enjoyed its most successful athletics year as a Division I member in 2006-07. Gardner-Webb won its first Atlantic Sun Conference Academic Championship, unseating Belmont University for the title. GWU also finished third in the men’s and women’s combined sports standings – a very impressive effort in the race for the inaugural Bill Bibb Trophy. Gardner-Webb’s men’s soccer team captured the imagination of faces across Cleveland County during its run to the 2006 A-Sun Championship and the NCAA Tournament second round. National qualifiers in Track & Field, swimming and wrestling highlighted competitive success for the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ in 2006-2007. Burch, a graduate of Independence (N.C.) High in Charlotte, and former member of Gardner-Webb’s football team, spent 1991-1997 as Director of Athletics at Liberty (Va.) University, and was instrumental in a successful and well run department in Lynchburg as well. He also served Liberty as Associate Director of Athletics (1988-1990), Assistant Director of Athletics (1984-1988), Sports Information Director (1986-1988) and Assistant Director of Sports Information (1982-1984). After graduating from Gardner-Webb in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Burch, 52, earned his master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1982. His wife, Franki, holds a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Virginia, and currently serves as the Dean of the Graduate School as well as a professer in the Physical Education, Wellness and Sports Studies Department. The couple has three children, Travis, a recent graduate of Furman University, Danielle, a senior at Brevard (N.C.) College and Amy (17).
GARDNER-WEBB ATHLETIC TRAINING An integral part of the entire Gardner-Webb University athletics program, the Athletic Training Program emphasizes the importance of wellness in the teams’ pursuit of success. Under the supervision of Kevin Jones, ATC, and the rest of the Athletic Training faculty and staff, athletic training students complete part of their clinical education with the University’s 21 varsity sports. Jones and his staff work toward the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The athletic training students at GWU are fortunate to have a faculty and staff of nine certified athletic trainers and a cooperative intercollegiate athletics staff to enhance their learning experience. The clinical education that is conducted while serving the student-athletes at Gardner-Webb University allows for comprehensive medical care in a learning environment. The athletic training educational program recently completed its full accreditation by CAAHEP, marking an exciting moment in the program’s history. Athletic training students are able to pursue a B.S. in Athletic Training through the Department of Physical Education, Wellness and Sport Studies. Upon graduation, athletic training students must complete a three-part examination conducted by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s Board of Certification to become Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). One of the most respected academic majors on campus, the GardnerWebb Athletic Training educational program boasts a growing enrollment and provides students with firstclass instruction and practical experience in their chosen field of study. Currently, Gardner-Webb graduates are working with NFL teams, colleges and universities, high schools and physical therapy clinics. After their academic careers at Gardner-Webb, many students also choose to seek graduate assistant positions at colleges and universities around the nation.
ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF DIRECTORY Kevin Jones, MA, ATC Jon T. Mitchell, MA, ATC Heather Hartsell, MA, ATC Kat Ayotte, MA, ATC Stephenie Stark, MS, ATC Bill Harvard, MA, ATC, CSCS Mathea Hungerford, MS, ATC Daniele Albert, MS, ATC Justin Walker, MS, ATC Marcia Kennedy, ATC
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GARDNER-WEBB ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE Gardner-Webb Athletic Performance Mission Statement The mission of the Runnin' Bulldog athletic performance staff is to provide a fundamentally sound, effective, and complete strength and conditioning program. Utilizing effectual physiological principles, proven research, and practical knowledge, the experienced staff will facilitate maximizing athletic potential by means of periodic and meticulous program design and execution. Goal To maximize athletic potential and build Championship caliber student-athletes by providing the finest strength & conditioning department in the country. 10 Principles of Performance Cornerstone: FAITH The cornerstone of any kind of true success begins with God. A man's ability to seek and have a relationship with Him, guides his steps. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Attention to Detail Testing and Evaluation Train Movements, not Muscles Train Explosively Functional Mobility and Postural Control Periodization and Variety Specificity Diet and Recovery Attitude Develop Trusting Relationships
Staff Quadrian Banks - Director of Athletic Performance Adam Biehl - Assistant Director of Athletic Performance Bryan Klobucar - Graduate Assistant Performance Coach Kenna Smoak - Graduate Assistant Performance Coach James Wigington - Graduate Assistant Performance Coach Ronnie Washburn - Student Assistant Performance Coach Chris James - Student Assistant Performance Coach
BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE 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. This has evolved into the Conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” 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, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. One month later, Dr. 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. In 1989, George F. “Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the League received its first automatic bid – receiving an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of 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 August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 15 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new heights. The Conference has 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 long-range 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, and oversaw the additions of men’s and women’s indoor track & field in 1997. The Conference’s 19th championship sport -- women’s lacrosse, will begin play in 2012-13 with seven members. At the same time, Kallander has solidified Conference membership, as an all-time high 11 member institutions comprise the 28-year League in 2011-12. Recent additions include High Point, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian College, plus the return of charter member Campbell University this year. 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 700 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms. 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 an individual National Champion six times, more than 240 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in football, 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 six times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the first women’s golf program advance to the national finals, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, has had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team five consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, received an at-large playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, has had four NFL Draft picks, 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, 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 four out of the last seven years – including a national seed for the first time in 2010, while the Chanticleers’ FCS playoff berth in 2006 came in just the fifth-year of the Big South’s football existence. The 2009-10 season saw Liberty’s Sam Chelanga win two NCAA National Championships (cross country, 10,000-meter run), Coastal Carolina’s baseball team reach the Super Regionals for the second time in three years as well as being ranked No. 1 in the national RPI and as high as No. 3 in the national polls; and three women’s basketball teams reach the postseason for the first time in Conference history. Last season, Chelanga won two more NCAA National Championships (cross country, outdoor 5,000-meter run), the Big South had its first automatic bid recipient in football (Coastal Carolina), UNC Asheville reached the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Coastal Carolina’s women’s golf team was the first in Conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship out of Regional play, and a League-record 18 baseball players were drafted in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Several former Big South student-athletes have also reached national prominence in recent years. Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell made the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team – one of five former Big South athletes to compete in the Games; VMI’s Reggie Williams reached the NBA with the Golden State Warriors in 2010, UNC Asheville’s Ty Wigginton was named an American League All-Star in 2010, and Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson has won four PGA Tour events since departing the Big South Conference in 2007 and tied for runner-up at the 2011 Open Championship. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 19962007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years. The Conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. Annually, more than 40 percent of Conference student-athletes are named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average, and the League has had more than 95 Academic All-Americans in its 27 years of existence. Furthermore, the Big South has a record number of NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR progress the last two years.
THE OFFICIAL SITE OF GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Gardner-Webb University and NeuLion ® began a partnership in 2006 that has already provided a tremendous boost – and one of the most advanced websites available within intercollegiate athletics. GWUSports.com ® is the official site of Gardner-Webb University athletics, and is in the process of a major redesign set for a September, 2010, launch date. NeuLion, one of the most respected names in the business, provides the same service for major universities, including the University of Nebraska, Duke University, Louisiana State University, University of Arkansas and University of Oregon.
2012 GARDNER-WEBB WOMEN’S GOLF SPRING SCHEDULE Date
Wofford Tri Match
St. Augustine Suf and Turf
Spider Spring Break Women’s Invitational
Low Country Intercollegiate
Mimosa Hills Women’s Intercollegiate
2012 Big South Women’s Golf Championships
2012 NCAA East Regionals
2012 NCAA Championships
Host School Wofford High Point Richmond Wofford Appalachian State
The Patriot Golf Club (GWU)
Vanderbilt Legends Club
2012 GARDNER-WEBB MEN’S GOLF SPRING SCHEDULE Date
College of Charleston
Barefoot at the Beach Intercollegiate
2012 Big South Men’s Golf Championships
May 17-19 May 29-June 3
The Patriot Golf Club (Winthrop)
2012 NCAA East Regionals 2012 NCAA Championships
Riviera Country Club
2012 Gardner-Webb Golf Media Guide