Issuu on Google+

T E N N E S S E E S TAT E

UNIVERSITY

2010 TIGER SOFTBALL MEDIA GUIDE


Table of Contents/ Quickfacts QUICK FACTS Table of Contents ..............................................1 Quick Facts ........................................................1 Media Information ............................................2 Tennessee State University ...............................3 University President ..........................................4 Director of Athletics ..........................................5 2010 Roster & Team Photo ...............................6 2010 Outlook ....................................................8 2010 Opponents .............................................12 Coaching Staff Joyce Maudie ..................................................14 Tom Opdenbrouw ...........................................15 Karyn Gallivan .................................................16 Katie Jordan ....................................................16 Brad Knox ........................................................16 Players Christy Hill .......................................................16 Bridget Metzger ..............................................17 Christy Hill .......................................................18 Bridget Metzger ..............................................19 Tamara Perkins ................................................20 Jalisa Bradley ...................................................21 Caitlin Eaton ....................................................22 Jill Gardner ......................................................23 Nichole Vincent ...............................................24 Brittany Webb .................................................25 Susie Burke......................................................26 Jennifer Culberson ..........................................27 Megan Hedrick ................................................28 Kara Murr ........................................................29 Kelly Troglin .....................................................30 Tedra Alford.....................................................31 Brooke Blackford .............................................31 Natalie Papini ..................................................32 Hannah Schnebly ............................................32 Kelsey Smith ....................................................33 History & Records 2009 Results ....................................................36 2009 Statistics .................................................37 Past Seasons....................................................38 Single Season Records.....................................39 Career Records ................................................40 All-Time Letterwinners ....................................41 The Field & Beyond Tiger Field .......................................................42 Sports Medicine ..............................................43 Academics .......................................................45

Credits The 2010 Tennessee State University softball media guide is a publication of the TSU Athletic Media Relations Office. Layout & Design by Zekeya Anderson. Assistance by Rachel Orr, Graduate Assistant. Photographs by Sam Jordan, Don McPeak, and Nathaniel Perry. Cover Design by Zena Lewis. Tennessee State University is an affirmative action institution committed to educating a non-racially identifiable student body. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who need assistance with this material may contact the TSU Athletic Media Relations Office.

Name of School: . . . . . . . . . . .Tennessee State University Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn. Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1912 Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,024 Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tigers Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Royal Blue and White Affiliation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I Conference: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ohio Valley President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Melvin Johnson Alma Mater: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .North Carolina A&T Athletics Director:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teresa L. Phillips Alma Mater: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Senior Women’s Administrator: . . . . . . . Valencia Jordan Alma Mater: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Peay Ticket Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-963-5841 HOME FIELD Home Field : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiger Field Capacity: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Press Box Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-963- 1883/1882 COACHING STAFF Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joyce Maudie Alma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Indiana (Pa) Univ. 1981 Record at TSU (Years): . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133-269 (8 years) Overall Record (Years): . . . . . . . . . . . . 356-522 (19 years) Softball Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-963-1543 Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Opdenbrouw Alma Mater: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUNY Oneonta, 1996 TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-31 2009 OVC Record/ Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15/8th Letterwinnners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13/3 Position Starters Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Position Starters Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pitchers Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pitchers Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zekeya Anderson Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-963-1867 Cell Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-828-3603 Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . zanderson01@tnstate.edu Media Relations Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-963-7692 Press Row Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-963-1882 Director of Media Relations. . . . . . . . .Wallace Dooley, Jr. Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-963-5674 Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wdooley@tnstate.edu Assistant SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zena Lewis Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .zlewis@tnstate.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.tsutigers.com Mailing Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TSU Athletic Media Relations 3500 John A Merritt Blvd Nashville, TN 37209 Athletic Trainer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandie McKinney Training Room Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615-963-7769

1


WWW.TSUTIGERS.COM

ATHLETIC WBB CONTACTMEDIA RELATIONS 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd. Gentry Center Nashville, Tenn. 37209 Phone - (615) 963- 1867 FAX - (615) 963 - 7692

Athletic Media Relations SOFTBALL Contact

WWW.OVCSPORTS.COM

Please contact Assistant Coordinator Zekeya Anderson regarding information about Tennessee State softball. She can be contacted by phone (615-963-1867) or e-mail (zanderson01@tnstate.edu).

www.tsutigers.com

Media Relations Office The TSU Athletic Media Relations offices are located on the third floor of the Gentry Center, Rooms 339, 307 and 306.

TSUTIGERS.COM Wallace Dooley, Jr., Director Phone 615-963-5674 E-mail wdooley@tnstate.edu

Updated information on Tennessee State softball can be found at TSU’s official athletic website.

OVC Sports.Com Keep up with OVC softball through the conference’s website at www.ovcsports. com. League standings, statistics and releases are posted on the site, which also includes links to all other OVC schools.

Zekeya Anderson, Assistant Coordinator (Softball Contact) Phone 615-963-1867 E-mail zanderson01@tnstate.edu

Zena Lewis, Assistant Director Phone 615-963-5922 E-mail zlewis@tnstate.edu

OVC MEMBER SCHOOLS Austin Peay Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Morehead State Murray State Southeast Missouri Southern Ilinois- Edwardsville Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Tennessee-Martin

STAFF Beth DeBauche, Commissioner Email: bdebauche@ovc.org Brad Walker, Associate Commissioner for Opera ons/ COO Email: bwalker@ovc.org Jennifer Gibbs, Assistant Commissioner for Championships/ SWA Email: jgibbs@ovc.org Kyle Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Media Rela ons Email:kschwartz@ovc.org Brian Pulley, Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs Email: bpulley@ovc.org Ma hew Banker, Assistant Commissioner for Ins tu onal Services Email: mbanker@ovc.org Heather Brown, Director of Media Rela ons Email: hbrown@ovc.org Jim Williams, Coordinator of Softball Officials Email: swesky@juno.com

Yvon Morris, Staff Assistant Phone 615-963-5894

2


Tennessee State University Through successive stages, Tennessee State University has developed from its founding in 1912 as Tennessee State Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School for Negroes. The university began serving students on June 19, 1912. In 1922, the institution was raised to the status of a teacher’s college and empowered to grant the bachelor’s degree. The first degrees were awarded in June of 1924. During the same year, the institution became known as the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal College, and in 1927 “normal” was dropped from the name. The General Assembly of 1941 authorized the State Board of Education to upgrade substantially the educational program of the college, which included the establishment of graduate studies leading to the master’s degree. The first master’s degree was awarded by the college in June of 1944. In August of 1951, the institution was granted university status. The university was elevated to a full-fledged landuniversity in 1958. In 1979, Tennessee State University merged with the University of Tennessee at Nashville. The present-day TSU is a comprehensive, urban, landgrant university which offers 44 bachelors degrees, 26 master’s degrees, and a specialist in education. Doctoral degrees are offered in six areas: public administration, administration and supervision, curriculum and instruction, psychology, biological science and computer information systems engineering. TSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. TSU’s main campus, located in North Nashville, occupies more than 500 acres. The Avon Williams campus of TSU is located in downtown Nashville, near the State Capital and central business district. TSU recently completed a $112 million capital improvement project, through which eight new facilities were constructed and all existing structures renovated.

3


Dr. Melvin N. Johnson began his tenure as the seventh president of Tennessee S t a t e University on June 1, 2005. Dr. Johnson served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a tenured professor of economics at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). Prior to his appointment at WSSU, Dr. Johnson served in senior academic roles at North Carolina A&T State University. Additionally, he was a lecturer on business and economic policy for the University of Maryland, European Division, in Germany. He taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy and completed a distinguished military career as a lieutenant colonel. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from North Carolina A&T State University and earned the Master of Arts in Economics from Ball State University. He received his M.B.A. and D.B.A. in business economics and public policy from Indiana University. He has pursued postdoctoral studies at the Institute for Education Management (IEM), Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE), and Harvard Seminar for New Presidents (NPS) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge.

4

Johnson has been a Kellogg Leadership Fellow (National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education), Senior Fellow of Future Focus 2020 (Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University), a Millennium Leadership Institute Protégé (American Association of State Colleges and Universities), Nissan Fellow (UCLA), and an American Banking Association Ayres Fellow (Stonier Graduate School of Banking, University of Delaware). He completed the New President’s Academy (AASCU) and the Executive Leadership Summit (Hampton University). He has also completed Leadership Nashville (2005-06), Leadership Winston-Salem and the Triad Leadership Network. Aside from his fellowships, his honors include The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key Honor Society; Kappa Delta

Pi Honor Society, Education; Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society; Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, Business and Management; Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society in Economics; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Outstanding Young Men of America. Nationally, Johnson serves on the Educational Testing Service Steering Committee of Princeton, New Jersey, whose aim is to close the achievement gap; the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance and the Falcon Foundation which provides scholarships to those seeking Air Force Academy admission. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities; American Council on Education, Commission On Effective Leadership; Commission on On-line Learning, Sloan/NASULGC and the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Board of Directors (2009-2010). Locally, Dr. Johnson’s board appointments include the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (Executive Committee) Board of Governors; the Nashville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors (Old Hickory Council); Nashville Alliance for Public Education Board of Directors; Action on Nashville’s Agenda Steering Committee; North Nashville Community Development Corporation Board of Directors; The Frist Center for the Visual Arts Board of Trustees; Tennessee Institute of Public Health Board of Directors and he co-chairs the Nashville Higher Education Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of the 100 Black Men of America, Middle Tennessee Chapter. He has provided leadership to ensure that remaining university obligations

Dr. Johnson throws out a pitch before a softball game

under the court-ordered Geier Consent Decree have been met, resulting in the historic settlement of the 38-year-old court case. Tennessee State University will benefit from enhanced and continued funding of an endowment, scholarships, academic programs and facility enhancements. Additionally, he is the founding president of the Tennessee Campus Compact to promote service learning and civic engagement statewide in all public and private higher education institutions which became the 33rd such organization in the nation. He is also the president of the Tennessee College Association. Johnson has served on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge; Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. and the North Carolina Banking Commission. Additional civic affiliations include Rotary International (Downtown Nashville), 100 Black Men of America (Nashville), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Life Member), Sigma Pi Phi Boule (Chi), and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Tau Lambda). Johnson received the Ball State University Outstanding Black Alumni Award (2009) Most Entrepreneurial HBCU President, Opportunities Funding Corporation, Atlanta (2009); Lion of Zion Award, Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Nashville (2008); Lifelong Excellence and Leadership in Higher Education award from the Northeast Business and Economics Association at Yeshiva University (N.Y.); The Leadership Award in Education from the Trumpet Awards Foundation (2007); The Leadership Award from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc (Tau Lambda, 2006) and was commissioned by the Kentucky Legislature as a Kentucky Colonel. He has been selected as one of Nashville’s “Top 50 Business and Community Leaders.” He and First Lady Dr. Marcy Dingle Johnson, have adult twin daughters, DeAndra J. Cullen (husband, Gary R. Cullen) and Monet J. Bloodworth (husband, Dr. Leotis Bloodworth, Jr.) and one adult son Melvin Roschaun Johnson (wife, Phyllis C. Johnson). The Johnsons are the proud grandparents of Briana, Jailyn, and Lauryn Bloodworth; Alaira Cullen, and Schaun Christopher Johnson.


Since taking over the helm of the Tennessee S t a t e University athletic department back in April of 2002, Teresa Lawrence Phillips has made good on her promise to move the department to a higher level. In her time as athletic director, the athletic department has made tremendous strides on the playing field, on the Tennessee State University campus and community as well as in the classroom. Some accomplishments under the Phillips administration include the launching of the first official website for TSU Athletics in August of 2002, the revitalization of the Big Blue Booster Club, the recognition of Ohio Valley Conference Scholar Athletes, and conference championships in volleyball and women’s track. Phillips also has the distinction of being the first woman ever to coach an NCAA Division I men’s basketball team en

route to being named one of the “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” by Sports Illustrated in 2003. She was also named as the Second Most Influential Woman in Sports in Tennessee by The Tennessean newspaper. It was not the first time Phillips had been in the national limelight, as she was named USA Today’s National Coach of the Year in 1990 and was a two-time OVC Coach of the Year selection. No stranger to athletic success herself, she was head coach of the Lady Tigers basketball program at TSU for 11 seasons from 1989-2000. Phillips guided the 1993–94 squad to the program’s first-ever OVC regular season crown, the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship, and the team’s first appearances ever in the NCAA tournament. She and her staff enjoyed their most successful season in 1994–95 as the Lady Tigers (22–7, 12–4 OVC) gained a share of the regular season title. TSU claimed its second consecutive tournament title and a trip to the NCAA tournament. Facing 21st-ranked Oregon State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Lady Tigers clawed all night before losing in overtime, 88–75.

She has been invited twice to serve as an assistant President Johnson, Coach Maudie and Athletics Director Teresa Phillips coach for USA Basketball (1995 and 1999) and was invited to serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Festival North Squad.

for four years. During that time, she guided the Bulldogs to WIAC League and Tournament Championships in 1987 and 1988 and was tabbed WIAC Coach of the Year twice (1987, 1988). Phillips also served as the National Youth Sports Drug Program Education Specialist and served on the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee for two years. She compiled a 68-34 overall record with the Bulldogs. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Business Education before obtaining a Masters in Education from TSU in 1999. Phillips, who helped recruit six All-Americans and seven AllState players, spent four years as an assistant coach with the Lady Commodores from 1981 to 1984. Phillips earned several honors as a three-year letter winner at Vanderbilt. She was the first recipient of the Lady Commodore Athlete of the Year honor, given to the best all-around female athlete. In addition, she received the Nashville Civitan’s Sportsmanship Award in 1979 and 1980. Community oriented, Phillips has served on the Boys’ and Girls’ Club Board of Directors since 1995. She has held memberships in several boards and organizations, including the Black Coaches Association, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, the Nashville Sports Council, the NCAA Championship and Competition Cabinet and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Phillips has two sons, Micah and Kyle.

Prior to her stint at TSU, Phillips was head coach at Fisk University

5


2010 Tiger Softball By Class

2010 Roster No. Name

Pos

Yr

B-T

Hometown/ Previous School

1

Jennifer Culberson

OF

FR

L/R

Ellenwood, Ga./ Martin Luther King, Jr.

4

Hannah Schnebly

P

FR

L/R

Weatherford, Texas/ Weatherford HS

5

Kelly Troglin

P/INF

SO

R/R

Chattanooga, Tenn./ Red Bank

6

Kelsey Smith

C/INF

SO

R/R

Jackson State, Wy. / Idaho State

7

Jill Gardner

OF

JR

L/R

Humble, Texas/ Humble

8

Nichole Vincent

OF

JR

R/R

Murfreesboro, Tenn./ Blackman

9

Bridget Metzger

INF

SR

R/R

Rochelle, Ill./ Rochelle Township

10

Kara Murr

INF/OF SO

R/R

Maryville, Tenn./ Heritage

By Position

12

Tedra Alford

P/INF

SO

R/R

Tiffin, Ga./ Griffin HS

Catcher _________________________ (1) ____________________________ Bradley

15

Tamara Perkins

INF

SR

R/R

Lawrenceville, Ga./ Collins Hill

16

Brooke Blackford

C/INF

FR

R/R

Garland, Texas /Naaman Forest HS

17

Christy Hill

OF

SR

R/R

Antioch, Tenn./ Antioch

18

Natalie Papini

P/OF

FR

R/R

Murfreesboro, Tenn. /Blackman HS

20

Brittany Webb

INF

JR

R/R

Knoxville, Tenn./ Knox Central

21

Jalisa Bradley

C

JR

R/R

Hobbsville, N.C./ Gates County

22

Susie Burke

P

SO

L/L

Pleasant View, Tenn./ Sycamore

23

Megan Hedrick

P

SO

R/R

Kissimmee, Fla./ Osceola

25

Caitlin Eaton

P/INF

JR

R/R

Baltic, Conn./ Norwich Free Academy

Head Coach: Joyce Maudie Assistant Coach: Tom Opdenbrouw Volunteer Assistant Coach: Katie Jordan

Seniors__________________________ (3) _________________ Hill, Perkins, Metzger Juniors __________________________ (5) _______________ Bradley, Eaton, Gardner ______________________ Vincent, Webb Sophomores _____________________ (6) _____________ Burke, Culberson, Hedrick __________________ Murr, Smith, Troglin Freshmen _______________________ (4) _____________________Alford,Blackford, _____________________ Papini, Schnebly

Catcher/Infielder __________________ (3) _____________Blackford, Schnebly, Webb Catcher/Outfielder ________________ (1) _____________________________ Powell Infielder _________________________ (4) _______Goodman, Perkins, Metzger, Murr Infielder/Outfielder________________ (1) _____________________________ Alford Outfielder _______________________ (4) ________ Culberson, Gardner, Hill, Vincent Pitcher __________________________ (4) ________ Burke, Hedrick, Papini, Schnebly Pitcher/Infielder __________________ (2) _______________________ Eaton, Troglin

By State Connecticut ______________________ (1) ______________________________Eaton Florida __________________________ (1) ____________________________ Hedrick Georgia _________________________ (3) _____________ Culberson, Perkins, Alford Illinois __________________________ (1) ____________________________Metzger North Carolina____________________ (1) ____________________________ Bradley Tennessee _______________________ (7) __________________________ Burke, Hill _____ Murr, Papini, Troglin, Vincent, Webb Texas ___________________________ (3) ___________ Gardner, Schnebly, Blackford Wyoming ________________________ (1) ______________________________Smith

6


2010 SEASON OUTLOOK

7


2010 Season Outlook Jalisa Bradley

Season

Outlook The Tennessee State University softball team finished the 2009 season with an overall record of 18-31 and an 8-15 conference mark, earning the Tigers the eighth place seed. As a team, TSU had a .241 batting average and a 4.24 era while tallying 300 hits and 156 RBI. With 13 letterwinners returning, head coach Joyce Maudie and the Tigers will look to build on tion Tamara Perkins. last year and make tremendous strides on the Eaton, a first team selection, was an oensive force field in 2010. for Tennessee State this past season, leading the Among the top returners are 2009 All-OVC selec- Tigers in hits, homeruns, RBIs, batting average, tions Caitlin Eaton, Bridget Metzger and Brittany on base percentage, walks, slugging percentage Webb as well as 2007 All-OVC newcomer selec- and total bases. The Baltic, Conn. native, finished tied for first in the OVC in homeruns and ranked in the top ten in the OVC in total bases (4th) and batting average (3rd). As TSU’s top pitcher, she Brittany Webb finished the season leading the team strikeouts while ranking fourth in the OVC. Second team selection, Metzger had the second best hitting percentage on the team and led the squad with 28 runs. The Rochelle, Ill. native tallied a team-best 14 doubles, tied for third in the OVC. She recorded 44 hits, second best on the team and notched 18 RBIs. Metzger had a slugging percentage of .429 and a fielding percentage of .942 while recording multiple hits in 14 games.

8

Webb was also named to the All-OVC second team, turning in seven multi-RBI games and 10 multi-hit games last season. She had the third best batting average on the team and tallied a team third best 39 hits on the season. The Knoxville, Tenn. native led the team in sacrifice flies and notched 23 RBIs,


2010 Season Outlook turning juniors Jalisa Bradley, Jill Gardner and Nichole Vincent. Bradley, the team’s primary catcher, played in 48 games for the Tigers. She finished the season with a. 205 batting average and a .970 fielding percentage. She had a team second-best 195 Putouts.

Caitlin Eaton

Gardner and Vincent made several appearances for TSU last season. Gardner tallied seven hits, eight runs and a .250 slugging percentage while Vincent notched 12 hits, six runs and a .215 slugging percentage. Jennifer Culberson saw the most action out of the freshmen and led the team in stolen bases last year. She has already jumped into second place on the career stolen bases list with 32.

second best on the team. She finished with a fielding percentage of .942 and a slugging percentage of .419. Perkins has been solid for TSU since her freshman season and currently ranks in the top five in a number of career records lists. She is second in career doubles while ranking third in career homeruns and hits. Perkins is fourth on the career triples list and fifth in career RBI. Last season she played in 47 games and tallied a slugging percentage of .415. Last season, She had a batting average of .212 and led the team in sacrifice bunts with 14. She led the team in hitting during her freshman and sophomore year. The Tigers will also return the leadership of senior Christy Hill. Last season Hill tallied 21 hits and 10 runs while playing in 39 games for the Tigers. She notched a batting average of .212 and recorded a slugging percentage of .303. She turned in a team’s third best 19 RBI on the season. TSU will also get added experience from the re-

Jennifer Culberson

9


2010 Season Outlook Bridget Metzger Tamara Perkins

Pitchers Megan Hedrick, Kelly Troglin and Susie OVC Preseason Selection Burke combined for six wins. They will look to The Tennessee State University softball team was predicted to finish the 2010 campaign in ninth build from last year. place in a poll voted on by the league’s head coaches. The Schedule The Tigers will participate in four tournaments this season including the Tiny Laster HBC tournament (Feb.13-14), the Austin Peay Tournament (Feb.19-21) , the Auburn Tournament (March 5-7) and the inaugural Tiger Classic (Feb.27-28).

2010 OVC SOFTBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH (as voted on by the league’s head softball coaches)

TSU will also face non-conference opponents such as Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State University, Chattanooga, Belmont and Lipscomb. The conference action will kick-off on March 20, against Murray State, and continue through May 9, at Jacksonville State. The Ohio Valley Conference tournament will be held May 13-15.

1. 2. T3. T3. 5. T6. T6. 8. 9. 10.

Jacksonville State (six first-place votes) – 76 UT Martin (two first-place votes) – 60 Southeast Missouri (one first-place votes) – 60 Tennessee Tech – 60 Morehead State – 58 Eastern Illinois – 36 Eastern Kentucky – 36 Murray State – 23 Tennessee State – 22 Austin Peay - 13 (Teams awarded 8 points for a first-place vote, 7 for second, etc.)

10 10


Entering its 62nd year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on

THE OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE

the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. For only the second time in a decade, the Conference expanded by adding Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the league’s 11th member in 2008. The move expanded the OVC’s geographical footprint to the St. Louis market and marked the first change in membership since expanding to the state of Alabama (Jacksonville State, Samford) in 2003. The 2009-10 school year saw a change in leadership as Beth DeBauche was named the seventh full-time Commissioner in league history on July 28. She is currently one of just five females to be the head of a Division I conference, and one of just eight to lead a Division I conference all-time. The last three commissioners of the OVC have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the Mid-American Conferences. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. It was then that Roy Stewart, the athletics director at Murray State, Charles (Turkey) Hughes, the athletics director at Eastern Kentucky, and Kelly Thompson, the public relations director at Western Kentucky, first broached the idea of forming a new conference. Discussions were put on hold by World War II, but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as the three original institutions combined with Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville to form the OVC. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially. During times of racial segregation, league member Morehead State became one of the first non-traditionally black mid-southern institutions to accept a black student. In 1958, Marshall Banks earned athletically-related aid at Morehead, which signed a second black athlete, Howard Murphy, a year later. In 1961, Murphy earned all-conference recognition as a halfback in football. With racial barriers broken, the rest of the institutions in the league began to provide educational and athletic opportunities to AfricanAmericans. A first in the OVC occurred in 2008, when the league had a first round draft pick in both the NFL (Tennessee State’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and Major League Baseball (Eastern Kentucky’s Christian Friedrich) Drafts in the same school year. The playing field isn’t the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the OVC prepares for the future. One example is in regard to the current trend in collegiate athletics administration for increased involvement of university presidents in setting policies and making rules. The presidents of OVC institutions, however, have always governed the Conference, long before presidential governance became a national theme. The OVC sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin. Tennessee State has been a member of the Ohio Valley Conference since 1986.

11 11


2010 Opponents

12

South Carolina State Bulldogs

Butler Bulldogs

Feb.13- Conyers, Ga. (Earl O’Neal Sports Complex) Head Coach: Donisha Johnson Complex: Lady Bulldogs Softball Field (250) SID: Romanda Noble (Rnoble1@scsu.edu) SID Phone: (803) 516-4628 Website: www.scsuathletics.com

Feb.20- Clarksville, Tenn. (Lady Govs Field) Head Coach: Jeanne Rayman Complex: Butler Softball Field (500) SID: Josh Rattray (jrattray@butler.edu) SID Phone: (317) 940-9994 Website: www.butlersports.com

Hampton University Pirates

IUPUI Jaguars

Feb.13- Conyers, Ga. (Earl O’Neal Sports Complex) Head Coach: Regina Gibbons Complex: Lady Pirates Field (250) SID: Maurice Williams (maurice.williams@hamptonu.edu) SID Phone: (757)727-5757 Website: www.hamptonpirates.com

Feb.20- Clarksville, Tenn. (Lady Govs Field) Head Coach: Maggie Calcaterra Complex: IUPUI Softball Complex (500) SID: Ed Holdaway (eholdawa@iupui.edu) SID Phone: (317)274-2725 Website: www.IUPUI.Jags.com

Florida A&M Rattlers

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Feb.14- Conyers, Ga. (Earl O’Neal Sports Complex) Head Coach: Veronica Wiggins Complex: Lady Rattlers Softball Complex (300) SID: Ronnie Johnson(ronnie.johnson@famu.edu) SID Phone: (850) 599-3736 Website: www.famurattlersports.com

Feb. 24- Bowling Green, Ky. Head Coach: Tyra Perry Complex: WKU Softball Field (350) SID: Kelly Oravet (kelly.oravet@wku.edu) SID Phone: (270) 745-4298 Website: www.wkusports.com

Norfolk State Spartans

Alabama A&M Bulldogs

Feb.14- Conyers, Ga. (Earl O’Neal Sports Complex) Head Coach: Kary Kankey Complex: NSU Softball Field (500) SID: Matt Michalec (mmichalec@nsu.edu) SID Phone: (757) 823-2628 Website: www.nsuspartans.com

Feb.27/28- Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Head Coach: Nedra Brown Complex: Bulldog Field (300) SID: Jamilah Corbitt (jcorbitt33@gmail.com) SID Phone: (256) 372-4550 Website: www.aamusports.com

Austin Peay Lady Govs

Indiana State Sycamores

Feb. 19- Clarksville, Tenn. (Lady Govs Field) March 30-Nashville, Tenn./April 14- Clarksville, Tenn. Head Coach: Casey Dickson Complex: Lady Govs Field (150) SID: Brad Kirtley (kirtleyb@apsu.edu) SID Phone: (931)221-7561 Website: www.apsugovernors.com

Feb.27- Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Head Coach: Brenda Coldren Complex: Price Field (300) SID: Bonnie Ryan (bonnie.ryan@indstate.edu) SID Phone: (812) 237-4159 Website: www.gosycamores.com

Northern Iowa Panthers

Valparaiso Crusaders

Feb. 19- Clarksville, Tenn. (Lady Govs Field) Head Coach: Ryan Jacobs Complex: Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex SID: Kara Moran (kara.moran@uni.edu) SID Phone: (319) 273-5455 Website: www.unipanthers.com

Feb. 28- Nashville, Tenn (Tiger Field) March 6- Auburn, Ala. Head Coach: Randy Schneider Complex: Valparaiso University Softball Field (500) SID: Ryan Wronkowicz (ryan.wronkowicz@valpo.edu) SID Phone: (219) 464-5233 Website: www.valpoathletics.com

UT-Chattanooga Lady Mocs

Auburn Tigers

Feb. 19- Clarksville, Tenn. (Lady Govs Field) April 6-Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Head Coach: Frank Reed Complex: Jim Frost Stadium (3,000) SID: Nate Blythe(Nate-Blythe@utc.edu) SID Phone: (423)425-2116 Website: www.GoMocs.com

March 5- Auburn, Ala. (Jane B. Moore Field) Head Coach: Tina Deese Complex: Jane B. Moore Field (1,500) SID: Bob Grant (grantrs@auburn.edu) SID Phone: (334)844-9810 Website: www.auburntigers.com


2010 Opponents Alabama State Hornets

Southeast Missouri Redhawks

March 5- Auburn, Ala. (Jane B. Moore Field) Head Coach: Telma O’Neal-Hall Complex:Lagoon Park (500) SID: LaTonia Thirston (lathirston@alasu.edu) SID Phone: (334)229-5211 Website: www.bamastatesports.com

April 9/10-Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Southeast Softball Complex) Head Coach: Lana Richmond Complex: Southeast Softball Complex (600) SID: Patrick Clark (paclark@semo.edu) SID Phone: (573)651-2937 Website: www.gosoutheast.com

Louisiana Tech Techsters

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

March 7- Auburn, Ala. (Jane B. Moore Field) Head Coach: Sarah Dawson Complex: Lady Techster Softball Complex (1,000) SID: Malcolm Butler (mbutler@latech.edu) SID Phone: (318) 257-3144 Website: www.latechsports.com

April 17/18-Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Head Coach: Tory Acheson Complex: Tech Softball Field (800) SID: Steve Appelhans (appelhans@tntech.edu) SID Phone: (931) 372-3293 Website: www.TTUsports.com

Belmont Bruins March 17- Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Head Coach: Chris Kuhlmeyer Complex: Aquinas Field (200) SID: Patrick Stubblefield (Patrick.stubblefield@belmont.edu) SID Phone: (615)477-5303

Website: www.belmontbruins.com

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders April 21- Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Blue Raiders Field) Head Coach: Sue Nevar Complex: Blue Raiders Field (500) SID: Christian Lemon (lemon@goblueraiders.com) SID Phone: (615) 898-5272

Website: www.goblueraiders.com

Murray State Racers

UT-Martin Skyhawks

Morehead State Eagles

Eastern Illinois Panthers

March 20/21- Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Head Coach: Jay Pyron Complex: Racer Field At Murray-Calloway County Park (n/a) SID:Teri LaJeunesse(teri.lajeunesse@murraystate.edu) SID Phone: (270) 809-3351 Website: www.goracers.com

Mar. 27/28- Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Head Coach: Holly Bruder Complex: University Field (500) SID: Matt Schabert (m.schabert@moreheadstate. edu)

SID Phone: (606)783-2556 Website: www.msueagles.com

Eastern Kentucky Colonels April 2/3- Richmond, Ky. (Gertrude Hood Field) Head Coach: Jane Worthington Complex: Gertrude Hood Field (300) SID: Kevin Britton (kevin.britton@eku.edu) SID Phone: (804)358-8359 Website: www.EKUSports.com

April 24/25- Martin, Tenn. (Bettye Giles Field) Head Coach: Donley Canary Complex: Bettye Giles Field (500) SID: Matthew Maxey (mmaxey@utm.edu) SID Phone: (615)330-9890 Website: www.utmsports.com

May 1/2- Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Head Coach: Kim Schuette Complex: Williams Field (200) SID: Bart Rettberg (bvrettberg@eiu.edu) SID Phone: (217) 581-6408

Website: www.EIUpanthers.com

Jacksonville State Gamecocks May 8/9- Jacksonville, Ala. (University Field) Head Coach: Jana McGinnis Complex: University Field (1,000) SID: Josh Underwood (256) 782-5915 SID Phone: (217) 581-6408

Website: www.jsugamecoksports.com

Lipscomb Lady Bisons April 7- Nashville, Tenn. (Draper Diamond) Head Coach: Kristin Ryman Complex: Draper Diamond (n/a) SID: Mark McGee (mark.mcgee@lipscomb.edu) SID Phone: (615)966-5862 Website: www.LipscombSports.com

13


Head Coach, Joyce Maudie on to head the softball program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After leading the Warhawks to the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Finals, she was named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

NINTH SEASON Joyce Maudie became Tennessee State University’s head softball coach in 2002. In 2007, Maudie guided the Tigers to their first winning season in program history, with a 35-23 record. With a wealth of head coaching experience, Maudie has amassed more than 300 career wins. She has been recognized by four different conferences as Coach of the Year including receiving the Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year Award in 2007. Under her guidance, thirty five Tigers were recognized as NFCA Academic All-Americans and the TSU softball program has been nationally ranked academically among the top Division I teams, with a team average, 3.2 overall GPA. Along with commitment to academic and athletic excellence, Maudie has involved the Tigers heavily in community service. The Tigers assist with neighborhood clean ups and Habitat for Humanity. In 2009, the Tigers receieved the Ohio Valley Conference Sportsmanship Award. Coach Maudie has held several head coaching positions. She began her career at her alma mater Indiana (Penn.) University. After two years, she moved

14 14

After a two-year stint in Wisconsin, Maudie moved on to coach at Drexel University. In her first season, the Dragons won the 1992 North Athletic Conference (NAC) regular season title and advanced to their first ever post season. At the completion of the season, Maudie garnered the NAC Coach of the Year Award. In 1993, Maudie took over the softball program at Barton College where she led the team to their first winning season while advancing to the NAIA Regional Tournament. In 1995, Maudie received her third conference coach’s award in five years when she was named the Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Coach of the Year. With a successful reputation, Coach Maudie was selected to start the softball program at Ole Miss. Her squad tallied a 3.34 overall team GPA and was academically ranked in the top five among Division I schools. In addition, Maudie also spent a season as an assistant at Middle Tennessee coaching pitchers. Currently Maudie is a member of the NFCA (1990) and just completed her third term on the USA Today/Division I Top 25 Poll ranking committee. She has been selected as a clinic director for the NCAA’s Yes Clinic every year since 2005. The Yes Clinic is held in conjunction with the Women’s College World Series. A Pennsylvania native, Maudie competed in softball and basketball at Indiana (Penn.) University. She ex-

THE MAUDIE FILE Year 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

School Record Indiana (Pa) 16-16 Indiana (Pa) 4-30 Whitewater 15-15 Whitewater 28-13 Drexel 35-24 Drexel 20-26 Barton 20-25 Barton 37-23 Ole Miss Ole Miss 22-41 Ole Miss 26-40 Middle Tennessee Eliz Forward H.S. 18-4 Tennessee State 10-32 Tennessee State 9-33 Tennessee State 16-41 Tennessee State 8-36 Tennessee State 21-35 Tennessee State 35-23 Tennessee State 16-38 Tennessee State 18-31 TSU Record 133-269 Overall Record 356-522

Notes

WIACC Coach of the Year NAC Coach of the Year

CIAA Coach of the Year Administrative Year

Assistant Coach Not counted in Career Record

OVC Coach of the Year OVC Sportmanship Award .330 .405

celled in softball as a three-year letter winner (the program was started in her sophomore year at IUP) and was named captain in her senior season. Joyce earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and her Master’s degree in Sports Science from Indiana (Penn.).


Assistant Coach, Tom Opdenbrouw MSC Conference All-Academic team members.

Opdenbrouw is originally from Hyde Park, New York. He earned Prior to his post with Lindsey Wil- a bachelor’s degree in elementary son, Opdenbrouw served as an education with a speech commuassistant coach for the NCAA III nication concentration along with SUNY Utica/ Rome softball team a New York state coaching certiin Utica, N.Y. Opdenbrouw helped fication from SUNY Oneonta in the Wildcats set their school re- 1996. He is also a member of the cord for wins. In addition to his national honor society for leadercoaching duties, he served as ship, Omicron Delta Kappa. the recruiting coordinator for all women’s sports and as the ath- Opdenbrouw was named to CamSECOND SEASON letic academic coordinator for at- bridge’s Who’s Who of America in recognition of his success in risk students. Tom Opdenbrouw joined the education and athletics. He is softball coaching staff at Tennes- Opdenbrouw’s first collegiate a member of the National Fast see State in 2008. Opdenbrouw’s coaching experience was gar- pitch Coaches Association, the responsibilities include working nered at SUNY Oneonta in Oneon- National Association of Sports Ofwith the hitters, overseeing the ta, NY. He was an assistant for six ficials, and of the Veterans of Foroutfielders, as well as assisting years as the Red Dragons became eign Wars. Coach Maudie in recruiting and one of the NCAA’s most successadministration. ful programs of the 1990’s. They Prior to college, Opdenbrouw won the NCAA National Statisti- served in the US Army where his Opdenbrouw joins the Tiger Staff cal Award for double plays turned performance was highly decoratafter three extremely success- in a single season in 1994 as well ed. His experience includes tours ful stops along the way. Most as the school’s first ever New in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, recently, he was the head coach York State Collegiate Champion- as well as the unification of Gerat perennial NAIA power, Lindsey ship. His passion for the game many. Wilson College in Columbia, Ky. earned him a coaching position Opdenbrouw left the Blue Raid- representing the United States in ers after posting over 200 wins, a good will tour against the top the most in the program’s history. teams of Australia in 1996. He guided LWC to three consecutive 30-plus win seasons over the last three years. Under his tutelage, the Blue Raiders won two Mid-South Conference Championships in addition to two runner-up finishes. LWC also earned three bids to the Regional phase of the NAIA National Championships. Opdenbrouw’s commitment to excellence on the field and in the classroom is evident in his coaching of 14 Regional All-Stars, 42 Mid- South Conference All-Stars, 10 Disney Academic All-Americans, and 67

15 15


Tiger Softball Support Sta

16 16

Karyn Gallivan

Brad Knox

Katie Jordan

Strength & Conditioning

Manager

Volunteer Assistant

Karyn Gallivan is a certified Athletic Trainer with over 20 years of experience in all facets of Sports Medicine, including traditional athletic training at the university, high school and clinical settings, personal fitness training, strength and conditioning and teaching. She is an instructor in the HPSS Department at Tennessee State University and oversees the strength & conditioning and nutrition education for TSU softball.

Brad Knox completed his internship with the TSU softball team in fall 2009 and has worked with the team since. A four-year member of the TSU Cheerleading squad, Brad is double majoring in Physical Education and Exercise Science. He is certified as a physical educator and is expected to graduate in May 2010.

Katie Jordan is in her first year with the Tiger softball program. She graduated from the University of Dayton in May 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She played four years at UD as a second baseman and utility player. She is currently working toward a doctorate in physical therapy.

(l-r) Assistant Coach Tom Opdenbrouw, Strength & Conditioning Coach Karyn Gallivan, Head Coach Joyce Maudie, Volunteer Assistant Coach Jordan, Manager Brad Knox


TIGER SOFTBALL

17 17


RETURNING PLAYERS CHRISTY HILL Senior Infielder/Outfielder Antioch, Tenn. Antioch

In 2009 , JUNIOR YEAR Played in 39 games and started in 33 contests... Tallied 21 hits and 10 runs while notching a batting average of .212... Recorded a slugging percentage of .303 and an on base percentage of .225... Registered 19 RBI on the season, third best on the team...Had a fielding percentage of .944... Tied for third on the team in triples... Tied for second on the team in sacrifice flies...Hit first career grand slam against Eastern Illinois (3/14/09) In 2008 , SOPHOMORE YEAR Made an appearance in 32 games and started in 21 contests… Had 37 at bats… Recorded three runs and three hits

Christy Hill

IN 2007, FRESHMAN YEAR Played in 32 games, started 25...played right field for the Tigers...scored three runs on the year ANTIOCH HS A four-year softball team member for John Conditt at Antioch...a three-time All-District selection...a member of the North/South All-Start Team...named Rookie of the Year her freshman season in 2002...participated for the Nashville Wildcats and the Music City Thunder Junior Olympic summer travel teams. PERSONAL: Daughter of Milly and Chris ... Major is Psychology... Birthday is August 6

Hill’s Favorites... Favorite Breakfast Food: Grits with butter and sugar Favorite Snack: Strawberry Cheesecake Bites Favorite T.V. Show: Fresh Prince Favorite Movie: The Sandlot Favorite Restaurant: Chili’s

CAREER STATS

Favorite Ice Cream: Don’t like it Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite Day of the Week: Friday

18 18

YEAR G-GS 2007 32-25 2008 32-21 2009 39-33

AB 56 37 99

R 3 3 10

H 7 3 21

2B 0 0 4

3B 0 0 1

HR 0 0 1

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 3 1-1 2 12 .125 1 0-0 0 10 .081 19 1-2 1 25 .212


RETURNING PLAYERS BRIDGET METZGER Senior Infielder Rochelle, Ill. Rochelle Township

In 2009, JUNIOR YEAR OVC Medal of Honor recipient... Selected to the 2009 All-OVC second team… Led the team in runs scored with 28… Had second best hitting percentage on team at .286… Recorded a team second-best 44 hits and notched 18 RBI… Turned in a slugging percentage of .429 and a fielding percentage of .942… She had 14 multiple hit games and recorded an on base percentage of .345… Led the team in doubles and ranked fourth in the OVC with 14… Tallied nine stolen bases, second best on the team… Recorded a team secondbest 66 total bases and was third on the squad sacrifice bunts In 2008, SOPHOMORE YEAR Played in and started in all 54 games... Led the team in runs scored with 23… Recorded a team second best six steals with a .667 stolen base percentage… Tallied 10 RBI’s and had a .261 slugging percentage… Notched five doubles IN 2007, FRESHMAN YEAR Played in 58 games, starting all 58 at shortstop...hit .278 with a slugging percentage of .414...led theTigers with 11 doubles and was second on the team with 20 RBIs...scored 19 times and was recognized as an NFCA Academic All-American

Bridget Metzger

ROCHELLE TOWNSHIP HS A two-time First Team All-Conference selection for Brian Mungai...All-Conference honorable mention as a sophomore...named to the Sauk Valley News First Team and All-Conference All-Academic Team for her junior and senior seasons...finished with a .437 batting average and was selected as MVP in 2005 and team captain in 2006...team captain and defensive award winner in her final two seasons..Who’s Who Among American High School Students, National Honor Society, High Honor Roll, and President’s Education Award...nominee for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award...played travel ball for the Elgin Heat and was selected to play in the Colorado Sparkler Showcase AllStar game. PERSONAL: Daughter of Merle and Susan...Major is D e n t a l Metzger’s Favorites... Favorite Breakfast Food: Cereal Favorite Snack: Chips Favorite T.V. Show: Teen Mom Favorite Movie: Homeward Bound Favorite Restaurant: Tumbleweed

CAREER STATS YEAR G-GS AB 2007 58-58 169 2008 54-54 157 2009 49-48 154

R 19 23 28

H 47 33 44

2B 11 5 14

3B 3 0 1

HR 2 1 2

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 20 7-7 15 35 .278 10 6-9 11 22 .210 18 9-10 12 17 .286

Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite Day of the Week: Thursday

19 1 9


RETURNING PLAYERS TAMARA PERKINS Senior Infielder Lawrenceville, Ga. Collins Hill

In 2009 , JUNIOR YEAR Played in 47 games, making 46 starts... Tallied a slugging percentage of .415 and an on base percentage of .262... Had a batting average of .212... Led the team in sacrifice bunts with 14...Second on the team and tied for third in the OVC in triples with three... Second on the team in homeruns with four... Recorded a team fourth-best 49 total bases... Fifth on the team in doubles... Registered a team third-best 113 putouts... Totaled 201 chances, third best on the team In 2008 , SOPHOMORE YEAR Played in all 54 games, starting in all but one…Led the Tigers with a .288 batting average and 49 hits…Also led the team in slugging percentage (.471) and home runs (five)… Third on the team in RBI’s with 14… Recorded a team-best 10 doubles and three triples… Had a team-high 80 total bases Perkins’s Favorites... Favorite Breakfast Food: French Toast Favorite Snack: Honey Wheat Pretzels

Tamara Perkins

In 2007, FRESHMAN YEAR Named to the OVC All-Newcomer Team... Led the Tigers with a .321 batting average and with 61 hits... Closed out the year on an eleven-game hit streak, scoring 24 runs with a slugging percentage of .421... Was recognized by the NFCA as an Academic AllAmerican COLLINS HILL HS Competed for head coach Amy Cooke...led Collins Hill to a 2005 Georgia State High School Championship... an All-State and All-County first team selection... helped basketball team to a Georgia State Championship as a senior...voted Senior Class Most Athletic...played Junior Olympic travel ball for the Browns Mill Lady Jackets.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Bernard and Pamela ... Major is Psychology...Birthday is June 3

Favorite T.V. Show: Law & Order (Every Series) Favorite Movie: Gladiator Favorite Restaurant: Bahama Breeze

CAREER STATS

Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving Favorite Day of the Week: Sunday

20 20

YEAR G-GS AB 2007 58-58 190 2008 54-53 170 2009 47-46 118

R 24 21 17

H 61 49 25

2B 9 10 6

3B 2 3 3

HR 2 5 4

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 18 7-7 4 31 .321 14 4-7 8 24 .288 14 3-4 8 27 .212


RETURNING PLAYERS JALISA BRADLEY Junior Catcher Hobbsville, N.C Gates County

In 2009, SOPHOMORE YEAR Played in 48 games, making 46 starts... Tallied a slugging percentage of .352 and a hitting percentage of .205... Registered a .970 fielding percentage and totaled 195 putouts...Had six stolen bases... Recorded 28 hits and 23 runs... Led the team in triples, tied for first in the OVC

Jalisa Bradley

In 2008, FRESHMAN YEAR Played in and started 53 games… Led the team in sacrifice bunts with 10… Was fifth on the team in on base percentage with a .289 mark… Recorded 15 hits and six runs… Had a slugging percentage on .202… Second on the team in putouts with 264 GATES COUNTY HS Named 2005-06 Female Athlete of the Year... Team Defensive MVP...All-Conference... AllConference in basketball... All-Conference Academic for softball and basketball for four consecutive years

Bradley’s Favorites... Favorite Breakfast Food: Eggs Favorite Snack: Ice Cream

PERSONAL: Daughter of Adrienne and Jerry... Major is Biology... Birthday is September 2

Favorite T.V. Show: The Game Favorite Movie: The Prince of Egypt

CAREER STATS YEAR G-GS AB 2008 53-53 84 2009 48-46 122

R 6 12

H 15 25

2B 2 4

3B 0 4

HR 0 2

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 1 1-3 10 29 .179 17 6-8 11 32 .205

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite Day of the Week: Friday

21 21


RETURNING PLAYERS CAITLIN EATON Junior Pitcher/ Infielder Baltic, Conn. Norwich Free Academy

In 2009, SOPHOMORE YEAR First team All-Region selection... Selected to the 2009 All-OVC first team...Was the leading offensive player and pitcher for the Tigers... Led the team and ranked second in the OVC with a batting average of .370...Tallied 47 hits on the season and a league second-best 13 homeruns on the season... Was ranked in the nation in homeruns for a majority of the season... Recorded 30 RBI and 20 hits... Had a slugging percentage of .764 and an on base percentage of .497... Had a team-high 31 walks... As a pitcher led the team in wins, ERA and strikeouts...Threw two no hitters this season, vs. IUPUI (2/20/09); vs. Morehead (4/11/09)... Ranked in the Top 10 in four OVC categories: homeruns, total bases, strikeouts, Eaton’s Favorites... and pitching Favorite Breakfast Food: eggs benedict Favorite Snack: chocolate Favorite T.V. Show: Teen mom Favorite Restaurant: Panera

Caitlin Eaton

In 2008, FRESHMAN YEAR Played in 22 games… Made pitching appearances in 18 contests, pitching 21 innings… Recorded 12 strikeouts…Had 32 at bats…Finished the season with a .281 slugging percentage… Recorded five hits and five RBI’s

THE NORWICH FREE ACADEMY First Team All-State selection...Norwich Bullitin All-Area Pitcher...New London Day All-Area First Team...All Eastern Connecticut First-Team... Norwich Free Academy Offensive Player of the Year... New Haven Register and Hartford Current for First Team All-State Infield PERSONAL: Daughter of Sam and Penny...Major is Athletic Training ... Birthday is January 12

Favorite Ice Cream: Carvel ice cream cake

CAREER STATS Favorite Holiday: Halloween Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday

YEAR G-GS AB 2008 22-9 32 2009 49-48 127

R 2 20

H 5 47

YEAR ERA W-L APP GS 2008 7.67 0-5 18 5 2009 3.25 12-14 35 24

22 22

2B 1 11

3B 0 0

HR 1 13

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 5 0-0 4 10 .156 30 2-2 31 24 .370

CG SHO SV IP H 0 0/0 0 21.0 37 12 2/1 0 174.1 179

R ER 32 23 103 81

BB SO 22 12 68 130


RETURNING PLAYERS JILL GARDNER Junior Outfielder Humble, Texas Humble

In 2009 , SOPHOMORE YEAR Played in 42 games and started in 32...Fourth on the team in on base percentage at .382... Had a batting average of .250 and a slugging percentage of .250... Recorded a fielding percentage of 1.000, tied for best on the team... Had 28 at bats, registering eight runs and seven hits

Jill Gardner

HUMBLE HS 2006 All-District Second-Team selection... District Playoffs 22-5A... American Legion Award Recipient...Mary Issac Leadership Award Nominee...Sport-Quest All-American Award Nominee

PERSONAL: Daughter of Donna and Shiraz... In 2008 , FRESHMAN YEAR Major is Criminal Justice... Birthday is April 5 Played in 48 games, starting in 37…Fifth on the team in runs scored with nine… Fifth on the team in stolen bases (2) and stolen base Gardner’s Favorites... percentage (.500)…Recorded 15 hits and five RBI’s… Had 93 at bats Favorite Breakfast Food: cinnamon rolls Favorite Snack: cheerios snack mix Favorite T.V. Show: anything on comedy central or history channel

CAREER STATS YEAR G-GS 2008 48-37 2009 42-34

AB 93 28

R 9 8

H 15 7

2B 0 0

3B 0 0

HR 0 0

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 5 2-4 6 27 .161 1 2-4 2 14 .250

Favorite Movie: Gladiator, UP, Madagascar, New Moon Favorite Restaurant: D&B, Casa Ole, Chinese buffet Favorite Ice Cream: Moose tracks Favorite Holiday: Easter Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday

23 23


RETURNING PLAYERS NICHOLE VINCENT Junior Outfielder Mufreesboro, Tenn. Blackman

In 2009 , SOPHOMORE YEAR Played in 36 games, starting in 26... Recorded an on base percentage on .280 and a slugging percentage of .215... Tallied 12 hits, seven RBI and six runs... Registered a team second best six sacrifice bunts... Tied for second on the team in sacrifice flies... Notched a fielding percentage of .905

Nichole Vincent

percentage of .222 … Tallied 10 runs and 20 hits on the season… Was tied for second on the team in stolen base percentage (.667) and finished fourth in stolen bases (2)

BLACKMAN In 2008 , FRESHMAN YEAR Made appearances in 50 games and started in 38… Daily News Journal All-Area First Team selection... Had an on base percentage of .293 and a slugging District 7AAA All-District Honorable Mention... Team Defensive MVP... Had a .360 batting average...Selected to play in the Blue & Gray National Vincent’s Favorites... Battle of the States Game...Four year starter Favorite Breakfast Food: Bacon Egg and Cheese Toaster Combo (tots and a sweet tea) from Sonic! Favorite Snack:

PERSONAL: Daughter of Terri and Dan Vincent... Major is Sports Broadcasting ... Birthday is November 5

Favorite T.V. Show: American Idol, Im trying out when I graduate ;) Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans, Little Rascals, and Little Giants

CAREER STATS

Favorite Restaurant: Cheddars Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite Day of the Week: Whatever day our off day lands on!

24 24

YEAR G-GS 2008 50-38 2009 36-26

AB 90 65

R 10 6

H 20 12

2B 0 2

3B 0 0

HR 0 0

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 6 2-3 9 16 .22 7 1-3 9 16 .185


RETURNING PLAYERS BRITTANY WEBB Junior Infielder Knoxville, Tenn. Knox Central

In 2009, SOPHOMORE YEAR Selected to the 2009 All-OVC second team...Tallied seven multi-RBI games and 10 multi-hit games... Had the third best batting average on the team and recorded a team third best 39 hits on the season... Led the team in sacrifice flies and notched a team second-best 23 RBI... Registered a fielding percentage of .942 and a slugging percentage of .419... Tallied 12 doubles and 60 total bases... Second on the team in total plate appearances and third in walks... Played in 49 games

Brittany Webb

KNOX CENTRAL HS While playing for Coach Mike Cox, helped lead her Knox Central High School softball team to the Tennessee State AAA Tournament in 2007...Was 1st Team All-State, 1st team Prep-Xtra, 1st Team KIL, 1st Team All-District Player and 1st Team AllTournament Player in 2007...Was a member of 2006 State Championship squad leading her team in hitting with .431 batting average.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Dale and Sherry Webb... In 2008, FRESHMAN YEAR Played in and started all 54 games for the Tigers… Major is Elementary Education... Birthday is July Led the team in on base percentage (.333) and 5 Webb’s Favorites... was second on the team in slugging percentage (.329)… Recorded a team-high 22 RBI’s… Had Favorite Breakfast Food: Gravy & Biscuits three homeruns, the second most on the squad… Led the team with 20 walks and recorded 49 total Favorite Snack: Chips & dip bases Favorite T.V. Show: Grey’s Anatomy

CAREER STATS

Favorite Movie: Miss Congeniality 1 & 2 Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

YEAR G-GS AB 2008 54-54 149 2009 49-48 144

R 4 14

H 35 39

2B 3 12

3B 1 0

HR 3 3

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 22 0-0 20 31 .235 23 1-1 13 24 .271

Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite Day of the Week: Sunday

25 25


RETURNING PLAYERS SUSIE BURKE Sophomore Pitcher Pleasant View, Tenn. Sycamore

Susie Burke

IN 2009, FRESHMAN YEAR

Pitched in 15 games...Pitched a total of 19 innings... Finished with a pitching record of 1-0 on PERSONAL: Major is HPSS... Daughter of Michael and the season Cathy... Birthday October 13

SYCAMORE HS Named to the 11AA All-District team.... Helped her team to a 11AA District Championship...Selected to the Gallatin Classic All Tournament team...Also played on the soccer team...Was named the Co-Sycamore MVP and Defensive Player of the year for soccer

Burke’s Favorites... Favorite Breakfast Food: French Toast Favorite Snack: Skittles Favorite T.V. Show: One Tree Hill Favorite Movie: Little Giants

CAREER STATS

Favorite Restaurant: P.F. Changs Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday

26 26

YEAR G-GS 2009 2-1

AB 1

R 0

H 0

YEAR ERA 2009 8.11

W-L APP GS 1-0 15 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 0 0-0 0 0 .000

CG SHO SV IP 0 0/0 0 19.0

H 36

R 28

ER 22

BB SO 16 9


RETURNING PLAYERS JENNIFER CULBERSON Sophomore Outfielder Ellenwood, Ga. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jennifer Culberson

IN 2009, FRESHMAN YEAR Played in 48 games... Led the OVC in steals with a total of 32... Had a stolen base percentage of 86 percent, connecting on 32 of 37 attempts... Led the team in stolen bases... Had an on base percentage of .308 and a slugging percentage of .206... Tallied at least one steal in 22 games... Registered two or more steals eight times... Turned in a batting average of .206 Culberson’s Favorites...

MARTIN LUTHER KING HS Named to the All-County first team as a junior and senior...A Sports Champions of Greater Atlanta Award recipient...2006 MLK High School Most Valuable Player... Deemed best offensive player and had highest team batting average (.455) during junior campaign PERSONAL: Major is speech pathology...Daughter of Jeffrey and Deitra... Birthday March 16

Favorite Breakfast Food: Bacon Favorite Snack: Oranges Favorite T.V. Show: Martin Favorite Movie: Love & Basketball Favorite Restaurant: California Pizza Kitchen Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate ice cream Favorite Holiday: My Birthday

CAREER STATS Favorite Day of the Week: Friday YEAR G-GS AB 2009 48-47 136

R 23

H 28

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 1 32-37 19 45 .206

27 27


RETURNING PLAYERS MEGAN HEDRICK Sophomore Pitcher Kissimmee, Fla. Osceola

IN 2009, FRESHMAN YEAR

Made pitching appearances in 25 games and Megan started in 18... Totaled 87.2 innings pitched... ReHedrick corded the second most wins on the team with three... Had the team’s second-best ERA... Fifth All-American in 2007 and 2008... National Honor Roll on the team in fielding double plays... Tallied a member fielding percentage of .944 OSCEOLA HS Started on varsity for four years...Named All-County Pitcher and Orange Belt All Conference Pitcher for four consecutive years...Name to the All American team in 2005 & 2006... Was selected as the Orlando Sentinel Player of the Week on several occasions... Academic

PERSONAL: Major is Political Science- Pre Law...Daughter of Mark & Beth... Birthday April 17

Hedrick’s Favorites... Favorite Breakfast Food: I’m not a big breakfast person but if I had to choose it would be Biscuits and Gravy. Favorite Snack: Pineapple Favorite T.V. Show: So You Think You Can Dance Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

CAREER STATS

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

28 28

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

YEAR G-GS 2009 1-0

AB 2

R 1

H 1

Favorite Day of the Week: Friday…it’s the start of the weekend

YEAR ERA W-L APP GS 2009 4.15 3-13 25 18

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 0 0-0 0 0 .500

CG SHO SV IP H 4 1/0 1 87.2 100

R 71

ER 52

BB SO 41 36


RETURNING PLAYERS KARA MURR RS-Freshman Pitcher/Infielder/Outfielder Maryville, Tenn. Heritage

IN 2009, FRESHMAN YEAR *Redshirted due to injury

Kara Murr

HERITAGE HS Named to the All District Team for four consecutive years... Selected to the All-Blount County Team from 2005 to 2008... Received Offensive MVP honors in 2005 & 2006... Garnered Defensive MVP award in 2007... Led the team in RBI’s, on base percentage and fielding percentage as a sophomore and junior... Had the team’s best ERA for three straight years... Named Team MVP as a senior PERSONAL: Major is Nursing... Daughter of Tony & Misty... Birthday August 9 Murr’s Favorites...

Favorite Breakfast Food: Biscuits and Gravy Favorite Snack: Chex Mix Bars Favorite T.V. Show: Trauma Life In The E.R. Favorite Movie: New Moon Favorite Restaurant: Anything Mexican

CAREER STATS YEAR G-GS 2009 DNP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG.

Favorite Ice Cream: Be er Ba er Boogie Board from Maggie Moos Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite Day of the Week: Friday

29 29


RETURNING PLAYERS KELLY TROGLIN Sophomore Pitcher/Infielder Chattanooga, Tenn. Red Bank

IN 2009, FRESHMAN YEAR Played in 22 games and made pitching appearances in 20 contests... Tallied a total of 39.1 innings pitched...Recorded third best ERA on team... Tallied the third-most wins among the pitchers... Had 16 at bats, with two runs and one hit

Kelly Troglin

RED BANK HS Named the Most Valuable Player in 2008...Recipient of the Slugger Award for best offense...Best of Preps for three consecutive years... Named to the All-District team in basketball PERSONAL: Major is HPSS...Daughter of Greg and Kendra... Birthday August 3

Troglin’s Favorites... Favorite Breakfast Food: Grits Favorite Snack: chips and salsa Favorite T.V. Show: American Idol Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball Favorite Restaurant: Ichiban Restaurant (Japanese Hibachi) Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Favorite Holiday: Christmas

CAREER STATS YEAR G-GS 2009 1-5

AB 16

R 2

H 1

YEAR ERA 2009 6.94

W-L APP GS 2-4 20 5

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI SB-A BB SO AVG. 0 0-0 1 5 .063

Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday

30 30

CG SHO SV IP 0 0/0 1 39.1

H 61

R 44

ER 39

BB SO 11 5


NEWCOMERS TEDRA ALFORD Freshman Pitcher/Infielder Tiffin, Ga. Griffin

Griffin HS Four year starter... Earned All- Region in all four years of her career...Named All-Region as a pitcher in her last three years... received the 2008 Gold Glove Award as a shortstop...Named the 2006 and 2007 Player of the Year...

More About Alford...

Favorite Restaurant: Applebee’s

Favorite Breakfast Food: Hot pockets

Favorite Ice Cream: Sherbet Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite Snack: fudge rounds Favorite Day of the Week: Friday

PERSONAL: Major is undecided .... Daughter of Shirley and Roger .... Birthday November 20

Favorite T.V. Show: The Game Favorite Movie: 2012

BROOKE BLACKFORD Freshman Catcher/ Infielder Garland, Texas. Naaman Forest

Naaman Forest HS Four year starter…Named to the all-district team all three years…Named the 11-5A…Softball Newcomer of the Year in 2006. She is also a three time Academic All-District team member. Was a member of Student Council, Santa Cops, and FCA... Recipient of Leadership Awards in 2006 and 2007… Helped travel team accomplish three 18 Gold ASA National Top 25 finishes, placing a best 13th in 2007… Helped 14U team win the USSSA World Series in 2005…Named the USSSA World Series Offensive MVP PERSONAL: Major is Sports Broadcasting...Daughter of Pam and Mark Blackford …. Birthday June 5

Blackford’s Favorites... Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle Favorite Breakfast Food: Bacon Egg Sandwich

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Snack: Chips and Queso

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite T.V. Show: Secret Life of An American Teenager

Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday

Favorite Movie: Sooper Troopers

31 31


NEWCOMERS NATALIE PAPINI Freshman Pitcher Murfreesboro, Tenn. Blackman

Blackman HS Team captain as a senior... Named the 2008 Daily News Journal Pitcher of the Year...Helped the Murfreesboro Tennessee Firebirds to a USFA World Series Championship in 2008... Member of the Honor Society... Named the Valedictorian of her graduating class... Selected to the Middle Tennessee Softball Coach’s Association All-Academic Team in 2008 PERSONAL: Major is undecided .... Daughter of Dennis and Karen.... Birthday September 10

Papini’s Favorites....... Favorite Breakfast Food: Oatmeal, eggs

Favorite Restaurant: Logan’s Roadhouse Favorite Ice Cream: Raspberry Cheese Louise

Favorite Snack: Watermelon Favorite Holiday: Easter Favorite T.V. Show: Grey’s Anatomy Favorite Day of the Week: Friday Favorite Movie: Animal House

HANNAH SCHNEBLY Freshman Pitcher Weatherford, Texas Weatherford

Weatherford HS Starting pitcher since her sophomore year... Helped lead team to the Regional Finals in 2008... Her sophomore year, voted the District Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore... Named Most Valuable Player during junior campaign...Selected for the Fort Worth Star Telegram Super Team as a sophomore and junior...Has played in a national tournament every year in her select ball career...14U team won the USSSA National Championship... Member of the Lone Star Leadership Academy, the National Honor Society, and is a Junior Board Member of the Weatherford National Bank

32 32

PERSONAL: Major is Math.... Daughter of Erna and Don .... Birthday July 12 Schnebly’s Favorites... Favorite Breakfast Food: Pancakes Favorite Snack: Baked Lays Chips

Favorite Restaurant: On the Border Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate chip

Favorite T.V. Show: House

Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July

Favorite Movie: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Favorite Day of the Week: Friday


NEWCOMERS KELSEY SMITH Sophomore Catcher/ Infielder Jackson Hole, Wy. Idaho State

Idaho State Played in four games and started three... Had seven at bats and an. 857 fielding percentage in two weeks Smith’s Favorites... with the team Teton HS First team all-area… Named to the all-conference first team for three consecutive years… Member of the second team all-conference team as a freshman… Class Valedictorian PERSONAL: Major is nursing… Daughter of Steve and Cindy Smith… Birthday September 16

Favorite Breakfast Food: Egg McMuffin (Without the egg)

Favorite Restaurant: I like simple food…anywhere that serves Pizza, Coke, and Ice Cream

Favorite Snack: Turtles

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Devotion from Coldstone

Favorite T.V. Show: Reba

Favorite Holiday: Christmas!!!

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite Day of the Week: Friday, it’s the start of the weekend!

33 3 3


34 34


HISTORY AND RECORDS

35 35


2009 RESULTS Date Feb 14 Feb 14 Feb 20 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 25 Feb 25 Feb 27 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 28 Mar 01 Mar 03 Mar 03 *Mar 13 *Mar 14 *Mar 14 Mar 18 Mar 18 *Mar 20 *Mar 21 *Mar 21 *Mar 28 *Mar 29 *Mar 29 Apr 01 Apr 01 *Apr 04 *Apr 04 *Apr 05 *Apr 08 *Apr 08 *Apr 10 *Apr 10 *Apr 11 Apr 14 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 15 *Apr 18 *Apr 18 Apr 22 Apr 22 *Apr 23 *May 02 *May 02 *May 03

Opponent at Alabama A&M at Alabama A&M vs IUPUI at Georgia vs UNC Greensboro vs Ball State vs Marshall BELMONT BELMONT vs Western Michigan at Central Florida vs Florida A&M vs Eastern Michigan vs Syracuse vs Lehigh vs St.Bonaventure at Eastern Illinois at Eastern Illinois at Eastern Illinois AUBURN UNIVERSITY ALABAMA STATE JACKSONVILLE STATE JACKSONVILLE STATE JACKSONVILLE STATE at Austin Peay at Austin Peay at Austin Peay at Chattanooga at Chattanooga UT MARTIN UT MARTIN UT MARTIN at Tennessee Tech at Tennessee Tech at Morehead State at Morehead State at Morehead State at Lipscomb at Lipscomb WESTERN KENTUCKY WESTERN KENTUCKY EASTERN KENTUCKY EASTERN KENTUCKY MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST. MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST. TENNESSEE TECH SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

() extra inning game * Ohio Valley Conference game

36 36

W/L W W W L W W W L L W L L L L L W L W W L L L L W W L W W L W L L W L L L L W L L L L L L L W L L L

Score 12-4 14-0 8-0 0-8 6-3 4-3 9-8 3-4 1-3 8-2 7-9 2-3 9-10 0-11 0-4 2-1 3-4 4-3 11-6 0-10 2-6 3-5 0-7 3-2 10-1 1-2 7-6 3-0 1-9 5-4 3-11 2-4 2-0 3-4 0-2 0-5 3-6 6-5 1-9 2-3 0-9 2-7 3-4 0-12 0-3 4-3 1-9 3-4 7-8

R-H-E 12-11-0 4-15-1 8-8-0 0-2-0 6-7-2 4-4-0 9-12-6 3-7-1 1-4-3 8-10-0 7-10-2 2-6-2 9-9-0 0-2-3 0-6-0 2-6-2 3-6-1 4-8-0 11-9-2 0-2-3 2-7-1 3-5-1 0-5-1 3-7-1 10-11-1 1-2-0 7-11-2 3-6-1 1-1-2 5-12-1 3-6-0 2-1-0 2-5-0 3-8-2 0-1-1 0-3-0 3-7-0 6-8-2 1-6-2 2-7-1 0-3-5 2-3-1 3-9-0 0-1-3 0-2-2 4-7-2 1-1-2 3-5-1 7-6-1

R-H-E 4-5-3 0-2-4 0-0-3 8-12-0 3-7-4 3-8-0 8-9-2 4-6-0 3-5-0 2-6-3 9-11-0 3-6-0 10-13-0 11-11-0 4-6-2 1-5-0 4-8-2 3-8-0 6-6-0 10-9-0 6-10-1 5-7-2 7-9-1 2-7-1 1-3-4 2-4-0 6-8-2 0-5-1 9-11-1 4-8-0 11-14-2 4-7-1 0-6-1 4-9-2 2-6-1 5-2-0 6-8-4 5-11-0 9-11-0 3-9-2 9-8-0 7-9-0 4-11-1 12-11-0 3-6-2 3-5-0 9-10-2 4-7-1 8-11-3

Inns 6 5 5 5 7 7 (8) (8) 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 5 (8) (8) 7 (8) 6 7 7 7 5 (8) 5 7 7 (8) 7 7 7 7 6 7 6 7 (11) 5 7 7 6 7 7

Overall 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 5-1-0 6-1-0 6-2-0 6-3-0 7-3-0 7-4-0 7-5-0 7-6-0 7-7-0 7-8-0 8-8-0 8-9-0 9-9-0 10-9-0 10-10-0 10-11-0 10-12-0 10-13-0 11-13-0 12-13-0 12-14-0 13-14-0 14-14-0 14-15-0 15-15-0 15-16-0 15-17-0 16-17-0 16-18-0 16-19-0 16-20-0 16-21-0 17-21-0 17-22-0 17-23-0 17-24-0 17-25-0 17-26-0 17-27-0 17-28-0 18-28-0 18-29-0 18-30-0 18-31-0

OVC 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 3-3-0 4-3-0 4-4-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 6-4-0 6-5-0 6-6-0 7-6-0 7-7-0 7-8-0 7-9-0 7-10-0 7-10-0 7-10-0 7-10-0 7-10-0 7-11-0 7-12-0 7-12-0 7-12-0 8-12-0 8-13-0 8-14-0 8-15-0

Pitcher of record Eaton,C (W) Hedrick,M (W) Eaton,C (W 2-0) Hedrick,M (L 1-1) Eaton,C (W 3-0) Burke,S (W 1-0) Eaton,C (W 4-0) Eaton,C (L 3-1) Hedrick,M (L 1-2) Eaton,C (W 4-1) Hedrick,M (L 1-3) Hedrick,M (L 1-4) Hedrick,M (L 105-0) Eaton,C (L 4-2) Eaton,C (L) Hedrick,M (W 2-5) Eaton,C (L 5-4) Hedrick,M (W 3-5) Eaton,C (W 6-4) Eaton,C (L 6-5) Troglin,K (L 0-1) Eaton,C (L 6-5) Hedrick,M (L 3-6) Eaton,C (W 7-6) Eaton,C (W 8-6) Hedrick,M (L 3-7) Troglin,K (W 1-1) Eaton,C (W 9-6) Troglin,K (L 1-2) Troglin,K (W 2-2) Hedrick,M (L 3-8) Eaton,C (L 9-7) Eaton,C (W 10-7) Troglin,K (L 2-3) Eaton,C (L 10-8) Eaton,C (L 10-9) Hedrick,M (L 3-9) Eaton,C (W 11-9) Hedrick,M (L 3-10) Eaton,C (L 11-10) Hedrick,M (L 3-11) Troglin,K (L 2-4) Eaton,C (L 11-11) Hedrick,M (L 3-12) Eaton,C (L 11-12) Eaton,C (W 12-12) Eaton,C (L 12-13) Hedrick,M (L 3-13) Eaton,C (L 12-14)

Attend 35 35 201 178 103 277 97 87 35 90 170 45 98 79 0 0 136 176 85 95 93 132 113 105 87 87 197 197 129 129 86 123 217 323 186 89 67 137 107 87 79 89 48 89 35

Time 2:00 2:00 1:24 1:21 2:21 2:03 2:41 2:45 2:00 2:00 2:15 1:50 2:40 1:25 1:45 1:45 1:55 1:40 1:45 2:15 2:07 1:55 2:05 1:50 1:25 2:11 1:34 1:26 2:10 1:38 1:50 1:50 2:35 1:40 1:47 2:16 2:01 6:15 1:43 1:15 2:08 2:25 1:45 1:45 1:38 1:33 1:59 2:40


2009 STATISTICS Record: 16-38 Home: 10-12 Away: 3-19 Neutral: 3-7 Conference: 8-19 Player Kara Murr Megan Hedrick Caitlin Eaton Bridget Metzger Brittany Webb Jill Gardner Royesha Goodman Christy Hill Tamara Perkins Jennifer Culberson Jalisa Bradley Nichole Vincent Melanie Cruz Kelly Troglin Susie Burke Kristin Powell

AVG GP-GS .500 5-0 .500 1-0 .370 49-48 .286 49-48 .271 49-48 .250 42-34 .243 49-47 .212 39-33 .212 47-46 .206 48-47 .205 48-46 .185 36-26 .169 40-30 .063 17-5 .000 2-1 .000 30-0

AB 2 2 127 154 144 28 140 99 118 136 122 65 89 16 1 1

R 1 1 20 28 14 8 15 10 17 23 12 6 13 2 0 10

H 1 1 47 44 39 7 34 21 25 28 25 12 15 1 0 0

2B 1 0 11 14 12 0 7 4 6 0 4 2 2 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

HR RBI 0 0 0 0 13 30 2 18 3 23 0 1 1 19 1 19 4 14 0 1 2 17 0 7 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

TB 2 1 97 66 60 7 44 30 49 28 43 14 23 1 0 0

SLG% BB HBP 1.000 0 0 .500 0 0 .764 31 1 .429 12 2 .417 13 7 .250 2 4 .314 12 1 .303 1 1 .415 8 0 .206 19 1 .352 11 1 .215 9 0 .258 4 1 .063 1 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0

Totals Opponents

.241 49 49 .292 49 49

1244 180 300 63 9 28 156 465 .374 123 19 1287 246 376 76 18 15 214 533 .414 136 25

SO 1 0 24 17 24 14 25 25 27 45 32 16 18 5 0 1

GDP 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

274 3 180 1

OB% SF .500 0 .500 0 .497 0 .345 0 .355 2 .382 0 .307 0 .225 1 .262 0 .308 0 .276 0 .280 1 .211 1 .118 0 .000 0 .000 0

SH 0 0 0 4 3 2 1 2 14 4 3 6 3 1 0 0

SB-ATT 0 1 0 0 2 2 9 10 1 1 2 4 0 1 1 2 3 4 32 37 6 8 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3

.318 5 43 59 77 .368 12 58 47 62

PO 2 6 11 69 67 41 308 33 113 38 195 19 43 15 1 0

A E FLD% 3 1 .833 28 2 .944 40 7 .879 109 11 .942 95 10 .942 1 0 1.000 23 6 .982 1 2 .944 79 9 .955 0 4 .905 29 7 .970 0 2 .905 2 1 .978 18 2 .943 5 0 1.000 0 0 .000

961 433 64 .956 981 404 58 .960

LOB - Team (279), Opp (315). DPs turned - Team (15), Opp (12). CI - Team (1), Bradley,J 1, Opp (2). IBB - Team (3), Eaton,C 2, Bradley,J 1, Opp (3). Picked off - Hill,C 1, Gardner,J 1, Powell,K 1. (0), Opp (11). Picked off - Bradley,J 2, Hill,C 1.

Player

ERA W-L

APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP

Kristin Powell Caitlin Eaton Megan Hedrick Kelly Troglin Susie Burke

0.00 0 0 3.25 12 14 4.15 3 13 6.94 2 4 8.11 1 0

1 35 25 20 15

Totals Opponents

4.24 18 31 49 2.93 31 18 49

0 24 18 5 0

0 12 4 0 0

0 2 1 0 0

0 1 0 0 0

49 16 4 1 49 30 10 0

0 0 1 1 0

H

R

0.0 0 0 174.1 179 103 87.2 100 71 39.1 61 44 19.0 36 28

ER BB

SO 2B 3B HR AB

B/Avg

WP HBP BK SFA

SHA

0 0 81 68 52 41 39 11 22 16

0 0 130 33 36 20 5 15 9 5

.000 .271 .282 .357 .360

0 17 6 2 5

0 7 9 0 2

0 9 2 2 2

0 661 355 171 100

2 320.1 376 246 194 136 180 73 18 15 1287 .292 2 327.0 300 180 137 123 274 63 9 28 1244 .241

0 16 4 0 5

0 2 0 0 0

0 6 3 3 0

0 32 18 7 0

30 25 31 19

2 0

12 5

57 42

PB - Team (7), Bradley,J 7, Opp (11). Pickoffs - Team (0), Opp (3). SBA/ATT - Bradley,J (45-60), Eaton,C (19-28), Hedrick,M (15-17), Troglin,K (6-8), Burke,S (6-8), Webb,B (1-1).

2009 Ohio Valley Conference Final Standings OVC Jacksonville State 19-2 Southeast Missouri 16-5 Morehead State 15-9 Tennessee-Martin 13-10 Tennessee Tech 10-12 Eastern Illinois 9-14 Eastern Kentucky 8-13 Tennessee State 8-15 Austin Peay 4-19

Overall 43-16 29-21 35-20 38-24 26-31 25-29 17-27 18-31 15-38

37


PAST SEASONS Batting Average 1. 2001 ...................... .258 2. 2002 ...................... .245 3. 2007 ...................... .243 4. 2009 ...................... .241 5. 1998 ...................... .235 6. 2006 ...................... .233 7. 1997 ...................... .218 8. 2005 ...................... .215 9. 2004 ........................211 10. 2008 ...................... .208

Doubles 1. 2009 ......................... 63 2. 2006 ......................... 62 3. 2007 ......................... 54 4. 2005 ......................... 46 5. 2004 ......................... 43 6. 2001 ......................... 36 7. 2008 ......................... 35 8. 2003 ......................... 34 9. 2002 ......................... 31 10. 1997 ......................... 19

Home Runs 1. 2009 ......................... 28 2. 2006 ......................... 18 3. 2005 ......................... 15 4. 2002 ..........................11 2008 ..........................11 6. 2001 ......................... 10 7. 2007 ........................... 9 8. 2004 ........................... 8 9. 2003 ........................... 7 10. 1998 ........................... 5 1996 ........................... 5

Hits 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Triples 1. 2001 ......................... 19 2. 1997 ......................... 15 2002 ......................... 15 4. 1995 ......................... 14 2007 ......................... 14 6. 1996 ..........................11 1998 ..........................11 8. 2009 ........................... 9 9. 1994 ........................... 6 2008 ........................... 6

Runs Batted In 1. 2009 ....................... 156 2. 2007 ....................... 130 3. 2006 ....................... 128 4. 2001 ........................111 5. 2002 ........................110 6. 2008 ....................... 104 7. 2004 ......................... 92 8. 1998 ......................... 88 9. 1997 ......................... 75 10. 2005 ......................... 74

2007 ....................... 367 2006 ....................... 328 2004 ....................... 302 2009 ....................... 300 2008 ....................... 282 2002 ....................... 269 2001 ....................... 254 2005 ....................... 238 1998 ....................... 231 1997 ....................... 204

Wins 1. 2007 ......................... 35 2. 2006 ......................... 21 3. 2009 ......................... 18 4. 2004 ......................... 16 2008 ......................... 16 6. 2001 ......................... 13 7. 2002 ......................... 10 8. 2003 ........................... 9 9. 2005 ........................... 8 10. 1998 ........................... 5 1999 ........................... 5 2000 ........................... 5 Earned Run Average 1. 2007 ...................... 2.55 2. 2006 ...................... 2.98 3. 2008 ...................... 3.55 4. 2003 ...................... 3.90 5. 2005 ...................... 4.08 6. 2009 ...................... 4.24 7. 2001 ...................... 4.34 8. 2004 ...................... 4.45 9. 2002 ...................... 5.83 10. 1998 ...................... 5.97

Coac Coaches a hes’ Records Records OVC Record

OVC Finish

J yc Jo yce Ma M udie e (2002-Present) 8 years . . . . . . 115-238 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483

2009 Joyce Maudie

18-31

8-15

8th

2008 Joyce Maudie

16-38

8-19

9th

Cindy Conn C nelley (20000 2001) 2 years . . . . . . . 18-68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

2007 Joyce Maudie

35-23

12-15

t-6th

2006 Joyce Maudie

21-35

6-20

9th

2005 Joyce Maudie

8-36

2-22

10th

2004 Joyce Maudie

16-41

5-21

t-9th

2003 Joyce Maudie

9-33

5-16

8th

38 38

2002 Joyce Maudie

10-32

3-17

8th

2001 Cindy Connelley

13-26

8-13

t-5th

2000 Cindy Connelley

5-42

2-21

9th

1999 Leon Moore

5-33

2-20

9th

1998 Leon Moore

5-36

0-21

9th

1997 Leon Moore

4-38

1-25

9th

1996 Leon Moore

4-47

4-23

8th

1995 Leon Moore

3-44

2-23

8th

1994 Leon Moore

1-36

0-25

8th

Total

173-571

68-316

.232

.177

Leon Moore (1994-1999) 6 ye y ars . . . . . . 22-234 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .086

ALL-OVC SELECTIONS

Overall Record

Year Coach

First Team Antionette Armstrong 2001 Deanna Miller 2002 Caitlin Eaton 2009

Coach of the Year Cindy Connelley Joyce Maudie

Second Team Koralyn Graham Melissa Tofft Melissa Tofft Leena Worrell Amanda Vaught Bridget Metzger Brittany Webb

2000 2000 2003 2005 2007 2009 2009

OVC Sportsmanship Award 2009

Honorable Mention Kyone Arnwine Shannon Hicks Shannon Hicks

1995 2001 2003

Newcomer Emily Samana Candace Hildebrand Tamara Perkins Amanda Vaught

2006 2006 2007 2007

2001 2007


SINGLE SEASON RECORDS Single Season Batting Average 1. Antionette Armstrong, 2001 ..........398 2. Deanna Miller, 2002 .......................392 3. Leena Worrell, 2005 .......................386 4. Caitlin Eaton, 2009 ..................... .370 5. Andreka Crawley, 1998 ..................369 6. Jo Sharp, 2001................................360 7. Shannon Hicks, 2002 ......................331 8. Tanecia Echols, 1998 ......................324 9. Tamara Perkins, 2007 ................. .321 10. Leena Worrell, 2006 .......................316 11.Antionette Armstrong, 2002 ..............314 Nira Robbins, 2006 .........................314

Bridget Metzger, 2009 ................... 14 3. Leena Worrell, 2005 .........................13 4. Leena Worrell, 2006 .........................12 Brittany Webb, 2009 ........................12 6. Bridget Metzger, 2007 ................... 11 Caitlin Eaton, 2009 ........................ 11 8. Emily Samana, 2006 .........................10 Shannon Hicks, 2004 ........................10 Tamara Perkins, 2008 .................... 10 11. Nira Robbins, 2005 .............................9 Hollie Sanders, 2004 ..........................9 Erin Finneran, 2006 ............................9 Misty Adfield, 2004 ............................9 15.Antionette Armstrong, 2002 ..................8 Single Season Triples 1. Antionette Armstrong, 2001 ..............8 2. Antionette Armstrong, 2002 ..............5 3. Kyone Arriwine, 1995 .........................4 Keisha Felton, 1995 ............................4 Keisha Felton, 1996 ............................4 Tanecia Echols, 1997 ..........................4 Jo Sharp, 2001....................................4 Jo Sharp, 2002....................................4 Tanecia Echols, 1998 ..........................4 Koralyn Graham, 1998 .......................4 Jennifer Gregory, 2007 .......................4 Jalisa Bradley, 2009 ......................... 4

Dee Miller, 2002 ...............................22 Candace Hildebrand, 2007 ...............22 Brittany Webb, 2008 ..................... 22 10. Andreka Crawley, 1998 ....................21 Tanecia Echols, 1998 ........................21 12.Leena Worrell, 2005 .........................20 13. Royesha Goodman, 2009 .................19 Christy Hill, 2009 ........................... 19 15.Emily Samana, 2006 .........................18 Antionette Armstrong, 2001 ............18 Adrian Sweat, 2001 ..........................18 Dee Miller, 2001 ...............................18 Bridget Metzger, 2009......................18 Antionette Armstrong

First OVC athlete in the National Pro Fast Pitch League with Akron Racers

Leena Worrell Single Season Home Run Single Season Hits 1. 2. 3. 4.

Tamara Perkins, 2007 .................... 61 Nira Robbins, 2006 ...........................59 Leena Worrell, 2005 .........................51 Leena Worrell, 2006 .........................50 Hollie Sanders, 2004 ........................50 6. Dee Miller, 2002 ...............................49 Tamara Perkins, 2008 .................... 49 8. Shannon Hicks, 2004 ........................47 Antionette Armstrong, 2001 ............47 Caitlin Eaton, 2009 ........................ 47 11.Shannon Hicks, 2002 ........................45 12.Antionette Armstrong, 2002 ............44 Jennifer Gregory, 2008 .....................44 Bridget Metzger ............................ 44 15.Caryn Barber, 2004 ...........................42

Single Season Doubles 1. Nira Robbins, 2006 ...........................14

1. Caitlin Eaton, 2009 ........................ 13 2. Leena Worrell, 2006 ...........................7 Emily Samana, 2006 ...........................7 4. Angela Huebner, 2003........................6 Hollie Sanders, 2004 ..........................6 6. Leena Worrell, 2005 ...........................5 Jo Sharp, 2001....................................5 Tamara Perkins, 2008 ...................... 5 9. Antionette Armstrong, 2001 ..............4 Antionette Armstrong, 2002 ..............4 Nira Robbins, 2006 .............................4 Deanna Miller, 2002 ...........................4 Tamara Perkins, 2009 ...................... 4

Single Season Stolen Bases 1. Jennifer Culberson, 2009 ............... 32 2. Koralyn Graham, 1997 .....................16 Clorissa Patton, 1994 .......................16 Nkechinyere Olumba, 1994..............16 5. Diana Clifford, 2006 .........................13 Antionette Armstrong, 2001 ............13 Diana Clifford, 2007 .........................13 Clorissa Patton, 1996 .......................13 9. Antionette Armstrong, 2002 ............12 10. Kathy Maupin, 1996 .........................10 Tanecia Echols, 1997 ........................10 Clorissa Patton, 1995 .......................10

Single Season Runs Batted In 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Leena Worrell, 2006 .........................34 Caitlin Eaton, 2009 ...........................30 Hollie Sanders, 2004 ........................29 Jo Sharp, 2001..................................27 Brittany Webb, 2009 ..................... 23 Nira Robbins, 2006 ...........................22

39 39


CAREER RECORDS Career Batting Average

Career Doubles

1. Antionette Armstrong, 2001-2002 ...........350 Dee Miller, 1999-2002 ...................350 Leena Worrell, 2005-2006 .............350 4. Shannon Hicks, 2001-2004 ............340 5. Jo Sharp, 2001-2002 ......................330 Andreka Crawley, 1997-1998 .........330

1. Bridget Metzger, 2007- .................. 30 2. Tamara Perkins, 2007- ................... 25 Leena Worrell, 2005-2006 ...............25 4. Nira Robbins, 2005-2006 .................23 5. Shannon Hicks, 2001-2004 ..............21 6. Hollie Sanders, 2004-2006 ...............16 Jennifer Gregory, 2007-08................16 8. Antionette Armstrong, 2001-2002 ...........15 Brittany Webb, 2008- .................... 15 10. Misty Adfield, 2003-2004.................13 11. Keisha Felton, 1994-1997 ................12 Caitlin Eaton, 2008-..........................12 13. Jo Sharp, 2001-2002 ........................11 Royesha Goodman, 2008-09 ............11

Dee Miller

9. Jennifer Gregory, 2007-08................33 8. Andreka Crawley, 1995-1998 ...........31 Antionette Armstrong, 2001-2002 .........31 11. Royesha Goodman, 2008- ................30

Amanda Vaught

In 2007, threw the first no-hi er in TSU history

Career Triples

Career Hits 1. Dee Miller, 1999-2002 ...................162 2. Shannon Hicks, 2001-2004 ............147 3. Tamara Perkins, 2007- ................. 135 4. Bridget Metzger, 2007- ................ 124 5. Leena Worrell, 2005-2006 .............101 6. Nira Robbins, 2005-2006 .................93 7. Antionette Armstrong, 2001-2002 ........91 8. Hollie Sanders, 2004-2006 ...............83 9. Jo Sharp, 2001-2002 ........................75 10. Brittany Webb, 2008- .................... 74 11. Andreka Crawley, 1997-1998 ...........70

Candace Hildebrand

1. Antionette Armstrong, 2001-2002 ...........13 Keisha Felton, 1994-1997 ................13 3. Tanecia Echols, 1995-1998 ...............11 4. Jo Sharp, 2001-2002 ..........................8 Tamara Perkins, 2007- ..................... 8 6. Kyone Arriwine, 1995-1998 ...............5 Korlyn Graham, 1995-1998 ................5 Jennifer Gregory, 2007-08..................5 9. Nira Robbins, 2005-2006 ...................4 Jalisa Bradley, 2008- ........................ 4 Bridget Metzger, 2007- .................... 4

Career Stolen Bases 1. 2. 3. 4.

Career Home Runs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Caitlin Eaton, 2008- ....................... 14 Leena Worrell, 2005-2006 ...............12 Tamara Perkins, 2007- ................... 11 Hollie Sanders, 2004-2005 .................9 Antionette Armstrong, 2001-2002 ...........8 Nira Robbins, 2005-2006 ...................7 Emily Samana, 2006 ...........................7 Keisha Felton, 1994-1997 ..................7 Jo Sharp, 2001-2002 ..........................7 10. Angela Huebner, 2003........................6 Brittany Webb, 2008- .........................6 Career Runs Batted In 1. Leena Worrell, 2005-2006 ...............54 2. Shannon Hicks, 2000-2004 ..............51 Tanecia Echols, 1995-1998 ...............51 4. Bridget Metzger, 2007- .................. 48 5. Tamara Perkins, 2007- ................... 46 6. Brittany Webb, 2008- .................... 45 7. Hollie Sanders, 2004-2006 ...............44 Jo Sharp, 2001-2002 ........................44 9. Keisha Felton, 1994-1997 ................43 . Dee Miller, 2001-2002 .....................40 8. Caitlin Eaton, 2008- ....................... 35

40 40

10.Nira Robbins, 2005-2006 ..................28

5. 6. 7. 8.

Clorissa Patton, 1994-1997 ..............47 Jennifer Culberson, 2009- .............. 32 Tanecia Echols, 1995-1998 ...............29 Koralyn Graham, 1997-1998 ............25 Antionette Armstrong, 2001-2002 .........25 Bridget Metzger, 2007- .................. 22 Nkechinyere Olumba, 1994-1995 ............17 Kathy Maupin, 1994-1996................14 Tamara Perkins, 2007- ................... 14 Diana Clifford, 2006-2007 ................13 Shannon Hicks


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS -AAdams, Kanika. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adfield, Misty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson, Katie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Armstrong, Antionette . . . . . . . . . . . . Arnold, Nicole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arnold, Rachael. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arnwine, Kyone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Freeman, Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 1997-01 2003-04 2007-08 2001-02 1996-00 1994-97 1993-96

-BBaker, Tiffany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Barber, Caryn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Blair, Kristina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Block, Ashley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Blouin, Andra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Bonner, Tracey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998- 01 Bradley, Jalisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-Present Brown, Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Brown, Karesse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-97 Brown, Robin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Bryant, Claudeen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-00 Bryant, Latoyla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 Bryant, Leejuana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 Buhler, Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-06 Burke, Susie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-Present -CCaldwell, Andrea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Cash, Erica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Cavanaugh, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Chattman, Keisha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Childress, Carla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Clark, Stacie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Clayton, Monique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Clifford, Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Cole, Tammie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-94 Conyers, MaSherrl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Coulter, Timeka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Crawley, Andreka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-99 Cruz, Melanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-Present Culberson, Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . 2009-Present Curd, Mechell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 -DDavis, Crystal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Davis, Sarah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997- 00 Dixon, Tamika . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-96 -EEaton, Caitlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-Present Ebersole, Heather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 Echols, Tanecia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 Embry, Holly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Erwin, Melanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Evanisko, Tarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002- 05 Evans, Camilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 -FFelton, Keisha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 Ferguson, Kelsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Finneran, Erin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07

-GGardner, Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-Present Goodman, Royesha. . . . . . . . . . . 2008-Present Graham, Koralyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-00 Graham, Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-01 Gregory, Jennifer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 -HHassell, Cari. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-99 Hedrick, Megan. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-Present Henry, Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Hicks, Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 Hildebrand, Candace . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Hill, Christy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-Present Hinton, Karen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Horton, Melissa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Howard, Yvette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Hudgins, Constance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Huebner, Angela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Hunt, Lotoya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Hurst, Samantha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006

-PPage, Tanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Patton, Clorisa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 Pauley, Delores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Pearson, Katrina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Pelham, Stephanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Perkins,Tamara . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-Present Phillips, Brittani. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Polk, Andrea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-01 Powell, Kristin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-Present Probus, Casey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004

-IIngle, Ruby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987

-SSamana, Emily. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Sanders, Hollie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 Sanders, Rachel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Savusa, Jade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 Sesson, Jessica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 Shane, Julie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Sharp, Casundra Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Simmons, Tasha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-94 Smiley, Sabrina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-04 Smith, Catriona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Smith, Holly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Smith-Butler, Machalene . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Smoot, Lauren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Spaziani, Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Steward, Shanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Sweatt, Adrienne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-01 Sweatt, Felicia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-94 Switzer, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997

-JJackson, Vicky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Jarrett, Cordella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Jones, Courtney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Jones, Ebon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-08 Jones, Holly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Jones, Latoya. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-94 Jontz, Justine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 -KKemme, Stephanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Kimbro, Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Kittel, Kristy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-03 -LLafevor, Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Lee, Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 -MMaupin, Kathy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-96 McClain, Brand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .i2000 McWherter, Nitisha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Metzger, Bridget . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-Present Mezei, Dannie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Miller, Deanna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 Minor-Mustgrove, Deandrea . . . . . . . 2001-03 Moore, Tanya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Morrow, Lakeisha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-95 -OOdum, Tiffany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Olumba, Nkechinyere. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-95 Onry, Teresa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98

-RRobb, Tiffany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Robbins, Nira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 Robinson, Mia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-94 Rocha, Natali . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Rodgers, Annette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Rosebur, Valerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-94

-TThomas, Alana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Thompson, Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Tofft, Melissa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03 Tripplett, Kristina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Troglin, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-Present Turner, Lakeisha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 -VVaught, Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Vincent, Nichole . . . . . . . . . . . .2008- Present -WWebb, Brittany . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-Present Weber, Lauren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-08 Williams, Shandeedra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Williams, Tamika . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Worrell, Leena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06

41 41


TIGER FIELD

42

42 42


SPORTS MEDICINE Brandie McKinney Graduate Assistant Trainer

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A team of full-time athletic trainers are on staff to provide daily treatment and application of therapeutic modalities to the student-athletes and are led by head athletic trainer, Monroe Abram. The athletic training staff is also available to provide evaluation, information on injury prevention and to administer rehabilitation, if necessary. The TSU athletic medical services are provided by team orthopedist Rob Dyer of Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance. TOA provides the TSU athletic department all sports medicine related services, including surgery and diagnostic testing. Mission Statement It is the mission of the Tennessee State University Sports Medicine Staff to provide each student-athlete with the opportunity to perform at the highest possible level throughout his or her career. We strive to provide the most efficient and effective care available to help prevent, manage, and treat athletic related injuries in conjunction with the Administration, the Coaching Staff, and the athletes themselves. Our methods are based on sound medical and rehabilitative principles in conjunction with consideration for personal and team goals. These guidelines are based on those outlined by the NCAA and on ethical medical practice. We are committed to providing professional and proficient care for all those in our charge.

43 4 3


ACADEMICS IN FALL 2009 THE SOFTBALL TEAM EARNED THE HIGHEST TEAM GPA AMONG WOMEN’S SPORTS AT TSU “The Athletics Academic Services Office wishes to extend a hearty congratulations to the Softball student-athletes on academic achievement in the classroom last semester. Currently, the softball team has the highest team GPA with the majority of the student-athletes earning academic honors Fall 2009. Keep up the good work!” - Dr. Johnnie C. Smith

Bridget Metzger was a recipient of the OVC Medal of Honor for having the highest GPA (4.0) in 2008-09

TSU NFCA Academic All-Americans Earned a 3.5 GPA for the Fall and Spring semesters.

2000 Tracy Bonner 2001 Kanika Adams Tracey Bonner Audra Blouin Regina Graham Shannon Hicks Cassaundra Sharp 2002 Armstrong Antionette Shannon Hicks Deaundrea Minor Cassundra Sharp Sabrina Smiley 2003 Tarrah Evanisko Shannon Hicks Kristy Kittel Deaundrea Minor Stephanie Pelham Sabrina Smiley 2004 Tarrah Evanisko Shannon Hicks Sabrina Smiley

44 44

2005 Tarrah Evanisko Laura Freeman Rachel Sanders Jessica Sesson 2006 Jessica Sesson Laura Freeman Erin Finneran Diana Clifford 2007 Katie Anderson Melanie Cruz Candace Hildebrand Bridget Metzger Tamara Perkins 2008 Ashley Block Jalisa Bradley Chelsea Brown Kelsey Ferguson Ebon Jones Bridget Metzger Tamara Perkins 2009 Susie Burke Jennifer Culberson Bridget Metzger Kristin Powell

Bridget Metzger Earns ESPN The Magazine Academic All- District Honors Nashville --- Softball’s Bridget Metzger was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Bridget Metzger, a junior infielder from Rochelle, Ill., holds a 3.86 GPA in dental hygiene. She is second on the team with a .286 batting average while leading the Tigers with 14 doubles. Metzger recorded 44 hits and drove in 18 during the 2009 season. A total of six Ohio Valley Conference Student-Athletes garnered ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict honors. In addition to Tennessee State’s Bridget Metzger, Morehead State’s Bianca Cardenas, Tennessee Tech’s Lacie Coquerille, and UT Martin’s Laura Roberts were all named to the District IV second team while SIU Edwardsville’s Courtney Mall earned District V first team honors while the Cougars’ Lauren Zembruski was named to the second team.


2010 Tennessee State University Softball Schedule Date Feb 13-14

Feb 19 - 21

Feb 27-28

Mar 5- 7

Opponent Tiny Laster HBC Tournament SC State, Hampton Florida A&M, Norfolk State

Location at Conyers, Ga.

Time (est) 2 p.m; 4 p.m. 10 a.m.; 12 p.m

Austin Peay Tournament Northern Iowa, UT Cha anooga Butler, IUPUI

at Clarksville, Tenn.

Tiger Classic Alabama A&M, Indiana State Valparaiso, Alabama A&M

Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) 9:30 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.; 2 p.m.

War Eagle Classic Auburn, Alabama St., Valparaiso Louisiana Tech

at Auburn, Ala.

1 p.m; 3 p.m. 2 p.m.; 7 p.m.

3 p.m.; 8 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 9 a.m.

March 17 March 17 March 20 March 20 Marcd 21 March 23 March 27 March 27 March 28 March 30 March 30

Belmont Belmont Murray State * Murray State * Murray State * Western Kentucky Morehead State * Morehead State * Morehead State * Austin Peay * Austin Peay *

Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) at Bowling Green, Ky. Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field)

1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m.

April 2 April 2 April 3 April 6 April 6 April 7 April 7 April 9 April 9 April 10 April 14 April 17 April 17 April 18 April 21 April 21 April 24 April 24 April 25

Eastern Kentucky * Eastern Kentucky * Eastern Kentucky * Chattanooga Chattanooga Lipscomb Lipscomb Southeast Missouri State * Southeast Missouri State * Southeast Missouri State * Austin Peay * Tennessee Tech * Tennessee Tech * Tennessee Tech * Middle Tennessee State Middle Tennessee State UT Martin * UT Martin * UT Martin *

at Richmond, Ky. at Richmond, Ky. at Richmond, Ky. Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) at Nashville, Tenn. at Nashville, Tenn. at Cape Girardeau, Mo. at Cape Girardeau, Mo. at Cape Girardeau, Mo. at Clarksville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) at Murfreesboro, Tenn. at Murfreesboro, Tenn. at Martin, Tenn. at Martin, Tenn. at Martin, Tenn.

1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m.

May 1 May 1 May 2 May 8 May 8 May 9

Eastern Illinois * Eastern Illinois * Eastern Illinois * Jacksonville State * Jacksonville State * Jacksonville State * OVC Tournament

Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) at Jacksonville, Ala. at Jacksonville, Ala. at Jacksonville, Ala.

12 p.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m.

May 13 -15 TBA at TBA- Highest Seed * Conference Games ; Home games in bold; All times central unless otherwise indicated

TBA

45 45


2010 Softball Media Guide