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2014 UMKC ROOS MEN’S GOLF

COLE CHELLE

JACK FISCUS

NATHAN HUGHES

BOLD MOVES. BIG SEASON. MEDIA GUIDE


Chelle

DePalma

Fiscus

Hughes

Rozner

Scrymgeour

Tucker

Vieilledent

Wiltse

VanDenBorn

Smith


Front Cover...................................... 1

Nicholas Scrymgeour....................25

GENERAL INFORMATION

The ‘Roos........................................... 2

Thibault Vieilledent........................26

Table of Contents............................ 3

2013 REVIEW..................27-30

Location........................................Kansas City, Mo.

Quick Facts........................................ 3

2013 Season Recap........................28

Credits................................................ 3

2012-13 Season Stats & Results.. 29

SEASON PREVIEW............4-7

2013 Summit League Championship Results...30

Season Preview................................. 5

2013 NCAA Fayetteville Regional Results..30

Schedule............................................. 6

HISTORY..........................31-36

Roster................................................. 7

Honors.............................................32

THE COURSES.................8-13

Year-by-Year Results......................33

Blue Hills Country Club................. 9

Records............................................34

Creekmoor Golf Course............... 9

Hall of Famer Robert Russell......35

Golf Club of Kansas.......................10

Hall of Famer Bill Ross..................36

Loch Lloyd Country Club............10

Follow the ‘Roos.............................37

Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club..11

Kansas City Athletics Website.....38

Milburn Golf & Country Club.....11

ABOUT UMKC...............39-59

Nicklaus Golf Course at Lionsgate..12

Chancellor Leo E. Morton...........40

Swope Memorial Golf Course....12

Director of Athletics Carla Wilson..41

Shoal Creek Golf Course.............13

Senior Administrative Staff...........42

Where They’ve Played...................13

Head Coaches.................................43

COACHES & STAFF.......14-16

Training Staff....................................44

Head Coach J.W.VanDenBorn....15

Strength & Conditioning...............45

Support Staff....................................16

Athletics Facilities....................46-49

PLAYER PROFILES........17-26

SASSO........................................50-51

Alma Mater, Yr.............................................. UMKC, 2002

Cole Chelle.....................................18

About the WAC.......................52-53

2013 Conference Review.......... 1st of 9/880 strokes

Jack Fiscus........................................19

Evolution of the Kangaroo...........54

Nathan Hughes...............................20

About UMKC..................................55

Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................5/3

Antoine Rozner..............................21

Kansas City................................56-57

Cameron Wiltse.............................22

Roo Club Athletic Fund................58

Newcomers.........................................................................4

Mitch Tucker....................................23

WAC Golf........................................59

Matthew DePalma..........................24

Back Cover......................................60

Founded...................................................................... 1933 Enrollment...............................................................14,221 Nickname.........................................................Kangaroos Mascot.................................................... Kasey Kangaroo Colors.......................................................... Blue and Gold Affiliation................................................ NCAA Division I Conference.......................................... Western Athletic Chancellor..................................................Leo E. Morton Director of Athletics...................................Carla Wilson Faculty Athletics Representative.......Ken Ferguson Athletics Department Phone..............816-235-1036 MEN’S GOLF INFORMATION Director of Golf/Head Coach.........J.W. VanDenBorn

Last NCAA Tourney ..........2013, 12th of 14/924 strokes

CREDITS The 2014 Kansas City Men’s Golf media guide was written, designed and edited by Nik Busch. and edited by Sports Information Director Rob McCutcheon and Sports Information Graduate Assistnat Kolby Paxton The front cover includes photos of the Kansas City seniors Jack Fiscus, Cole Chelle and Nathan Hughes . Photography was provided by Matthew S. Hicks Photography, UMKC Photo Services, Scott Indermauer, Bob Greenspan, Carla Wilson, Matt Potter/ OnGoal, LLC., Place Properties, Google Maps and the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association. UMKC NONDISRIMINATION STATEMENT The Board of Curators and UMKC are committed to the policy of no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or Vietnam era veteran status. The Affirmative Action Office, 354 Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo., is responsible for all relevant programs. Call 816-235-1323 for information. People with speech or hearing impairments may contact the University by using Relay Missouri, 800-735-2966 (TT) or 800-735-2466 (voice). NCAA PRINCIPLE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AND ETHICAL CONDUCT For intercollegiate athletics to promote the character development of participants, to enhance the integrity of higher education and to promote civility in society, student-athletes, coaches and all others associated with these athletics programs and events should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. These values should be manifest not only in athletics participation, but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting the athletics program. It is the responsibility of each institution to: (revised: 1/9/96) (a) establish policies for sportsmanship and ethical conduct in intercollegiate athletics consistent with the educational mission and goals of the institution and (adopted: 1/9/96) (b) educate, on a continuing basis, all constituencies about the policies in Constitution 2.4-(a). (adopted: 1/9/96)

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Season Preview

After winning their second Summit League title and advancing to the NCAA Championships for the second time in school history, the Kansas City men’s golf team is primed for a big season in their first year in the Western Athletic Conference. Head Coach J.W.VanDenBorn, the reigning Summit League Coach of the Year, returns four regulars from last season’s lineup and five total student-athletes, while welcoming in a quartet of newcomers to this year’s squad.

SENIORS Leading the charge for the ‘Roos will be a trio of seniors in Jack Fiscus, Nathan Hughes and Cole Chelle. Fiscus enters his fourth season in the Blue & Gold out of Tulsa, Okla., and was named Second Team AllSummit League last season after posting a 75.40 stroke average with one top-20 finish. In his career, Fiscus holds a 75.53 average, good for 10th best in school history. Hughes heads into year three with the ‘Roos after transferring to Oklahoma, holding a career average of 74.63, good for sixth best in school history. Last season, the Bartlesville, Okla., native garnered First Team All-Summit League honors, finishing with a 73.89 average, while earning All-Summit League Tournament honors after finishing third in the event. The ‘Roos third senior, Cole Chelle, returns for his fourth season at UMKC, after being named Second Team All-Summit League a season ago with a 75.18 average. In his career, the Edmonton, Canada, native holds a 75.18 average, eighth best in school history.

SOPHOMORES Sophomores Antoine Rozner and Cameron Wiltse, meanwhile, each return for their sophomore season in Kansas City with high expectations. Last season, Rozner was named First Team All-Summit League with his 73.47 average good for third best in school history, while placing second at the Summit League Championship, earning him a spot on the Summit League Championship All-Tournament Team and Newcomer of the Championship. In his career, he holds a 73.53 stroke average, the second best in school history. For Wiltse, the Chanute, Kan., native posted a 77.00 stroke average over six rounds last season, while holding a 78.78 average over nine rounds this fall. In his career, he holds a 78.07 average for the ‘Roos.

NEWCOMERS Joining the Kangaroos lineup this season, is a junior and three freshmen in Mitch Tucker, Nicholas Scrymgeour, Matthew DePalma and Thibault Vieilledent. Tucker comes to Kansas City out of Indian Hills Community College where he helped the squad to a National Championship as a freshman and was named Second Team AllAmerican last season. This fall, the Oskaloosa, Iowa, native recorded a 76.89 average over nine rounds. Cochrane, Canada, native Scrymgeour, meanwhile, posted an 80.19 stroke average this fall over 12 rounds after joining the ‘Roos. As a prep, Scrymgeour was the 2013 Alberta Junior Champion, finishing

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The second ‘Roo freshman, DePalma, registered an average of 82.00 in the fall over three rounds for the Blue & Gold, after earning First Team All-League honors at San Clemente High School in San Clemente, Calif. The newest ‘Roo, Thibault Vieilledent, joined UMKC at the beginning of the year out of Cannes, France. During his prep career,Vieilledent advanced to the semifinal of French Championship and finished sixth at the French Under-20 Stroke Play Championship in 2013.

SCHEDULE Kansas City returns to competition for the spring season when they make trips to Phoenix, Ariz., for the ReBath Snowman Getaway on Feb. 24-25 hosted by Loyola (Md.) at the Palm Valley Golf Club and Bandon, Ore., for the Bandon Dunes Championship hosted by Gonzaga on Mar. 9-11 at Pacific Dunes. After returning to the Palm Valley Golf Club for the Desert Shootout hosted by Kansas State on Mar. 20-22, the squad will close out the regular season with a pair of tournaments including the Memphis Intercollegiate on Mar. 31-Apr. 1 in Cordova, Tenn., at the Colonial Country Club and the Bancorp South Intercollegiate on Apr. 14-15 at the Reunion Country Club in Madison, Miss. On May 2-4, the ‘Roos will look to claim their second straight conference title when they head to Las Vegas, Nev., for their first appearance in the WAC Championship at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club.

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2013-14 Kansas City Men’s Golf Schedule Gene Miranda Flacon Invitational Colorado Springs, Colo. (Eisenhower Golf Club) Hosted by Air Force - Sep. 8-9 9th of 16 teams (885, +21) Mark Simpson Invitational Erie, Colo. (Colorado National Golf Club) Hosted by Colorado - Sep. 23-24 13th of 16 teams (913, +49) Badger Invitational Madison, Wisc. (University Ridge Golf Club) Hosted by Wisconsin - Sep. 29-Oct. 1 8th of 14 teams (894, +30) Bill Ross Intercollegiate Kansas City, Mo. (Milburn Country Club) Hosted by Kansas City - Oct. 14-15 6th of 15 teams (891, +27) Herb Wimberly Invitational Las Cruces, N.M. (NMSU Golf Course) Hosted by New Mexico State - Oct. 21-22 15th of 17 teams (897, +45) Snowman Getaway Phoenix, Ariz. (Palm Valley Golf Club) Hosted by Loyola (Md.) - Feb. 24-25 Bandon Dunes Championship Bandon, Ore. (Pacific Dunes Course at the Bandon Dunes Resort) Hosted by Gonzaga - Mar. 9-11 Desert Shootout Phoenix, Ariz (Palm Valley Golf Club) Hosted by Kansas State - Mar. 20-22 Memphis Intercollegiate Cordova, Tenn. (Colonial Country Club) Hosted by Memphis - Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Bancorp South Intercollegiate Madison, Miss. (Reunion Country Club) Hosted by Mississippi - Apr. 14-15 WAC Championship Las Vegas, Nev. (Stallion Mountain Golf Club) Hosted by WAC - May 2-4 NCAA Division I Regional TBD (TBD) Hosted by TBD - May 15-16 NCAA Division I Championship Hutchinson, Kan. (Prairie Dunes Country Club) Hosted by Wichita State - May 27 - June 1

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2013-14 Kansas City Men’s Golf Roster Name

Ht.

Yr.

Hometown/High School (Previous College)

Cole Chelle

5-11 Sr.

Edmonton, Canada/Harry Ainlay

Matthew DePalma

5-10 Fr.

San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente

Jack Fiscus

6-0

Sr.

Tulsa, Okla. /Bixby

Nathan Hughes

5-11 Sr.

Bartlesville, Okla./Bartlesville (Oklahoma)

Antoine Rozner

6-0

Fr.

Paris, France/Jean de la Fontaine

Nicholas Scrymgeour 5-9

Fr.

Cochran, Canada/Edge School for Athletes)

Mitch Tucker

5-11 Jr. Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa (Indian Hills CC)

Thibault Vieilledent

5-7

Fr.

Cannes, France/Stanislas Cannes

Cameron Wiltse

5-11 So.

Chanute, Kan./St. Thomas Aquinas

Head Coach: J.W. VanDenBorn

Volunteer Assistant Coach: Andy Smith

The Kangaroos By Class: Senior (3): Chelle, Fiscus, Hughes Junior (1): Tucker Sophomore (2): Rozner, Wiltse Freshman (3): DePalma, Scrymgeour, Vieilledent

By State/Country: California (1): DePalma Canada (2): Chelle, Scrymgeour France (2): Rozner, Vieilledent Iowa (1): Tucker Kansas (1): Wiltse Oklahoma (2): Fiscus, Hughes

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BLUE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB Since 1912, Blue Hills Country Club continues to be the finest championship golf course Kansas City area. With the completion of a green renovation in the spring of 2005, Blue Hills now has A-4 bent grass putting surface that is second to none. The Robert Dunning 7,250-yard layout has hosted many state and USGA events along with several future U.S. Open and local and sectional qualifiers. Blue Hills also hosted the 2006 Men’s Missouri Amateur Championship.

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Everyone in the golfing community knows Blue Hills for its relationship with Tom Watson and the Children’s Mercy Hospital Golf Classic, which ended a 25year run in 2004. In 2002, Watson hosted four of the games greatest players – Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. Blue Hills is the only facility in the world where these five golfing giants have played together in the same group. Along with the championship 18-hole course, Blue Hills practice facilities include a driving range, a 7,000 square foot putting and chipping green, a pitching and bunker facility with a tee box 60 yards from the green and a private secluded teaching tee.

CREEKMOOR GOLF COURSE Creekmoor Golf Course is located south of Kansas City in the Raymore, Mo. The 18-hole layout features 7,400 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course features zoysia fairways and 65 sand bunkers. Designed by Thomas E. Clark, ASGCA, the Creekmoor Golf Course opened in 2007.

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GOLF CLUB OF KANSAS The Golf Club of Kansas, which is located in Lenexa, Kan., opened in October 2007 and dramatic playing characteristics designed by acclaimed South Carolina Golf Course architect Tom Jackson and Project Founder and PGA Professional Tom Kelly.

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The course, which is quickly being recognized as one of the finest 18hole courses in the Midwest, runs through what was once a 50-acre open pit quarry with 60-foot sheer rock walls. The rest of the 7,019-yard, par 71 layout stretches across 130 rolling acres next to the Kansas Sports Center and the Lenexa City Center. It features wide zoysia fairways, A1/A4 bent grass greens and a fescue-bluegrass combination in the rough. The Golf Club of Kansas was named the “#6 Best New Private Course in America” by Golfweek Magazine and “Kansas City’s Must Play Course” in Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine. It also received recognition for having the “Best Greens in the Midwest”. In addition, The Golf Club of Kansas hosted the Championship Round of the Kansas City Amateur and a KCGA Stateline Tour event in its first season.

LOCH LLOYD COUNTRY CLUB Loch Lloyd Country Club, which is located in the Village of Loch Lloyd, south of Kansas City is an 18-hole layout featuring 6,664 yards from the longest tees for a par of 70. The country club is opening a new Tom Watson designed nine-hole layout in July 2010, which will bring the total to 27 holes. Loch Lloyd was designed by Donald Sechrest, and the “Loch Lloyd 18” opened in 1990. The course was also the host to a PGA Senior Tour event in Kansas City for nine years in the 1990’s.

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MEADOWBROOK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club, which is located in Prairie Village, Kan., is recognized as one of the best conditioned, most challenging golf courses in the Metro. Along with numerous Kansas City Golf Association and Kansas Golf Association events, Meadowbrook has hosted numerous events for the United State Golf Association such as the 2004 U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier, 2007 U. S. Amateur Qualifer and the 2008 U. S. Senior Amateur Qualifier. In the summer of 2009, Meadowbook hosted the 2009 U.S. Amateur Qualifier. The course has also hosted competitive junior golf on a national scale. Several American Junior Golf Association qualifiers and the 2006 Kansas City/Lockton AJGA Championship have been held at the venue.

MILBURN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB The Milburn Golf & Country Club began as a dream that two men, Charles Babb and Max Phel, had shared in the fall of 1916. The original course featured a nine-hole layout with a small stone station used as the pro shop, clubhouse and snack bar. Soon after opening day the Board brought in William Boyce Langford, the noted golf architect of Chicago, to get his ideas on a full 18-hole course. In 1926, the Milburn’s members decided they wanted a true “championship golf course” and hired the firm, Smith and Harrison. They installed 18 new bent grass greens, new tee boxes, and 85 sand traps. Harry Robb, Sr., the club’s first professional, worked hard during his time at Milburn to make Kansas City and especially Milburn a regular stop on the PGA Tour, and in 1949, the Kansas City Open became a reality. In addition to the Kansas City Open, Milburn has hosted many other high profile tournaments, such as the Missouri Men’s Senior Tournament, Missouri State Amateur, Kansas State Amateur, The Tom Watson Challenge, and the course is one of the most often used venues for local U.S. Open qualifying, and is on the alternate year schedule for the final sectional U.S. Open Qualifier.

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NICKLAUS GOLF CLUB AT LIONSGATE The Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed Golf Course that opened for play in 2001. The course is consistently ranked among the top courses in the Kansas City area as well as the entire state of Kansas. The Club has played host to the Champions Tour and is currently the host to the Nationwide Tour’s Midwest Classic in August. The great Jack Nicklaus’ last competitive round in the U.S. was played at the Nicklaus GC during the Senior Tour’s Bayer Advantage Classic in June of 2005.

SWOPE MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE Designed in 1934 by legendary architect A.W. Tillinghast, Swope Memorial Golf Course features rolling fairways, beautiful mature trees and small undulating greens. Once the home of the PGA Tour’s Kansas City Open during the 1940’s, Swope Memorial is the only public course in the Kansas City area to have hosted a PGA Tour event. The venue also served as the host course to the 2005 USGA Women’s Public Links Championships. Swope Memorial has been challenged by some golfing legends, as Ben Hogan and Sam Snead have played on this historic layout.

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SHOAL CREEK GOLF COURSE Shoal Creek Golf Course, which opened in the fall of 2001, has quickly become the number one public course in the Kansas City area. This 6,950 yard par 71 golf property was sculpted by golf course architect Steve Wolfard, and offers a truly unique golfing experience for players of varying skill levels. Every year since 2006, it has been ranked #2 on Golfweek Magazine’s “Best Courses You Can Play in Missouri” list and been bestowed a “4 Stars” ranking by Golf Digest. Shoal Creek has hosted the Kansas City Amateur in 2006-2008 and 20102012. It has also hosted US. Amateur Qualifying in 2006 and will again do so in 2012. This extraordinary design features breathtaking elevation changes and expansive landing areas that meander through some of the most picturesque terrain in the Northland.

‘Roos Play Courses All Over the Nation...

Guadalajara, Mexico

The Kangaroos have routinely played a national schedule year-in-and-year-out during Head Coach J.W. VanDenBorn’s tenure in Kansas City. UMKC doesn’t shy away from playing top flight programs, as the squad faces the likes of Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-10 schools on a regular basis. UMKC generally heads out west for one or two tournaments each spring, and the squad has played in 22 different states and in Guadalajara, Mexico, during Coach VanDenBorn’s 10-year run as the head coach of the ‘Roos.

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J.W. VanDenBorn Director of Golf/Head Coach • UMKC, 2002 Former UMKC men’s golf student-athlete J.W.VanDenBorn was named the Director of Golf at his alma mater in June 2007. In this capacity, he oversees both the men’s and women’s golf programs for the Kangaroos. Overall,VanDenBorn has been the head coach for the men’s program for the past 10 seasons. In five of the past six seasons (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), VanDenBorn guided the ‘Roos to at least a second place showing at The Summit League Championship with his 2011 squad winning the first tournament title in school history and the 2013 squad winning the second. He has led the ‘Roos to top-four finishes in the league championship tournament eight times. During the 2012-13 season,VanDenBorn was named Summit League Coach fo the Year after guiding the ‘Roos to their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in school history. Under his guidance, Korbin Kuehn, Nathan Hughes and Antoine Rozner were named to the First Team All-Summit League and Cole Chelle and Jack Fiscus were named to the Second Team All-Summit League, while Kuehn was named Summit League Golfer of the Year and Golfer of the Tournament after claiming his second individual Summit League title and Antoine Rozner was named Newcomer fo the Championship. Academically, Hughes was named to the Summit League Academic All-League Team, while six individuals were named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence and seven were named to the 2012-13 Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, including three as Distinguished Scholars. In the 2010-11 season, he led UMKC to its first ever NCAA Regional team appearance, and earned Summit League Coach of the Year honors after leading the ‘Roos to the Summit League title. He coached two second-team All-Summit League picks in Korbin Kuehn and Viktor Mikaelsson as well. The ‘Roos won two tournaments during the season, and placed third or better in seven tournaments. During the 2009-10 season,VanDenBorn coached three student-athletes to individual tournament titles, which were the most individual victories since the 2000-01 season. Senior Brett Iliff won the ReBath Snowman Getaway for his first career victory, Alex Hogben was crowned champion at the Hawkeye-TaylorMade/adidas Invitational in April, where he fired a final round 64, which tied the school record, and Korbin Kuehn claimed the medalist honor at the 2010 Summit League Men’s Golf Championship on the first hole of a sudden victory playoff. Following the win, Kuehn was named The Summit League Championship MVP and Co-Newcomer of the Championship, as well as being named to the all-Tournament team. Kuehn also advanced to participate in the NCAA Regional Championship in Atlanta, becoming just the second ‘Roo golfer to compete in the NCAA Championship. Kuehn was the second UMKC student-athlete to win the individual league tournament title under VanDenBorn’s tutelage. Stephen Clark was the first student-athlete to win the Mid-Con Championship in 2006, as he earned medalist honors with a two-under par 214. Subsequently, Clark also was the first UMKC men’s golfer to earn Mid-Con Player of the Year honor. During his tenure in Kansas City,VanDenBorn has coached a student-athlete to first team all-league honors in each of his seven seasons at the helm of the program. In five of his seven seasons, he had multiple student-athletes recognized, which included two first team and one second team honoree in 2010. During the 2005 campaign, VanDenBorn guided Brian Donnelly to Mid-Con Tri-Newcomer of the Year honors. VanDenBorn has also coached the team to the top single round performances in school history. His squad posted single round records of 280 in a pair of rounds as the 2004 SEMO/Harris Invitational, where they finished with a 54-hole tournament record of 848. During that same event, he led Alan Johnson to a school record 54hole total of 203 and the top single round performance (64) in school history. Off the course and on the recruiting trail,VanDenBorn has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success as well. Two of his recruiting classes were ranked among the

top-25 in the country according to GolfStat. VanDenBorn’s recruiting efforts have produced some of the top players in UMKC men’s golf history, as Alex Hogben, Stephen Clark, Michael Schnegelberger and Brett Iliff all closed out their careers among the top-six in career scoring averages. In the classroom,VanDenBorn has had 26 players named to the Academic all-League team and 18 to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. He also coached Michael Schnegelberger to Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors in both 2008 and 2009. Prior to becoming the head coach,VanDenBorn spent two seasons as a player and another campaign as an assistant coach for the Kangaroos under former coach Bill Ross. He was officially introduced as the head coach for the program on July 1, 2003. As a student-athlete,VanDenBorn was a two-year letterwinner for the Kangaroos. As a senior co-captain in 2001-02,VanDenBorn recorded a 75.4 stroke average in 25.5 rounds and was twice named Mid-Continent Conference Golfer of the Week. He captured individual medalist honors by winning the Southeast Missouri State Invitational, where he matched the then school record with a five-under par 66 in the opening round of the event. As a junior in 2000-01,VanDenBorn quickly established himself as one of UMKC’s top players. He led the Kangaroos in four tournaments and was named Mid-Con Golfer of the Week (11-1-01) after finishing sixth with a two-over par score of 218 at the SMS Pepsi Challenge. Before transferring to UMKC,VanDenBorn was the NJCAA Region III champion in 2000, while playing for Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). He captured the Jayhawk Conference individual championship and was an all-conference pick in 2000, which led to him being named the KCKCC Male Athlete of the Year. Academically,VanDenBorn earned Verizon Academic All-District honors and Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar accolades. He also was the recipient of UMKC’s Stan Durwood Award, which is given annually to the UMKC student-athlete with the highest grade point average with a minimum of 100 hours passed. As a prep,VanDenBorn was a four-year football, golf and basketball letterwinner at Henryetta (Okla.) High School. VanDenBorn earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UMKC in 2002. He then received his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and management from UMKC in May 2009. He and his wife, Stephanie, were married in June 2008, and they reside in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

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Andy Smith Volunteer Assistant Coach

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Shelby Brown

Sam Mitchell

Nik Busch

Head Athletic Trainer

Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant Coach

Assistant Sports Information Director

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PLAYER PROFILES

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Cole Chelle 5-11 • Senior • Edmonton, Canada • Harry Ainlay HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. Rds. Strk. Avg. Low T-10’s T-20’s 10-11 34 2551 75.03 70 3 5 11-12 32 2375 74.22 68 3 3 12-13 36 2748 76.33 71 - 1 13-14 9 671 74.56 70 - 2 Totals 111 8345 75.18 68 6 11 Fall 2013 -- Holds a 74.56 stroke average over nine rounds and 671 strokes with a low round of 70… recorded two top-20 finishes, tying for 18th at the Badger Invitational (70-74-78=222) on 9/29-10/1 and tying for a team-best 12th at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (72-76-72=220) on 10/14-15.. closed out the fall tying for 67th at the Herb Wimberly Invitational (78-76-75=229) on 10/21-22. 2012-13 -- Averaging a 76.33 over 36 rounds with a low round of 71 twice at the ReBath Snowman Getaway and once at the Bandon Dunes Championship... recorded one top-20 finish with four round at par... named Second Team All-Summit League… sits seventh in school history in career scoring average at 75.24… helped the ‘Roos to the tournament title at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate, the first team title since the ReBath Snowman Getaway in 2012 and the first Bill Ross Intercollegiate title since 2005... helped ‘Roos to fourth (280) and eighth (282) lowest rounds in school history at the Mark Simpson Invitational... finished tied for 44th at the Golfweek Program Challenge (74-76-77=227), tied for 67th at the mark Simpson Invitational (72-76-78=226), tied for 42nd at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (78-75-76=229) and tied for 21st at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (74-73-76=223)… opened the spring tying for 52nd at the Rice Intercollegiate (78-7378=229) and tying for 45th at the ReBath Snowman Getaway (81-71-71=223)… tied for 31st at the Bandon Dunes Championship (71-78-73=222) and tied for 42nd at the Memphis Intercollegiate (8178-75=234)… closed out the spring regular season tying for 40th at the Bancorp South Intercollegiate (75-73-78=226) and tying for 45th at the Wallace Jones Invitational (75-79-83=237)… helped the ‘Roos to the title at The Summit League Championship, tying for 20th with a 232 (85-73-74)… finished 61st at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional with a 240 (80-84-76). 2011-12 -- A second-team All-Summit League selection, he boasted a 74.22 stroke average to rank

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second on the team and eighth in the conference... He was second on the team with three top-10 finishes and nine rounds at or below par... He tied for fifth at the Kansas Invitational with a 216 (6873-75), helping the ‘Roos to the tournament title... His 68 in the opening round of that tournament was a career-best... He also helped the ‘Roos win the ReBath WSU Snowman Getaway in the spring opener with a 10th place finish at 219 (72-77-70)... Followed that with a seventh place mark at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev. with a score of 214 (74-71-69), while the team finished second... Ended the season with a career average of 74.64... Earned Academic All-League, Distinguished Scholar, and Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence for his work in the classroom. 2010-11 -- Named the Summit League Newcomer of the Championships as a freshman... had three top-10 finishes, at the Fairway Club Invitational, the Bill Ross Intercollegiate, and the Summit League Championships... Also tallied nine rounds at or below par on the season, with a low round of 70... Best finish was a tie for eighth, in both the Fairway and Bill Ross Tournaments. High School -- Member of Team Alberta in the 2009 Canada Games... placed ninth at the Games with a 72-hole total of 299 (70-76-78-75)... also competed for the team at the Junior America’s Cup in both 2008 and 2009, where he ranked fourth in the Alberta Junior Order of Merit in 2009... won the 2008 Alberta Provincial High School Championship with a 139 (71-68)... was the runner-up at the 2009 RCGA Future Links... tied for sixth at the 2009 Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship with a 285 (72-69-72-72) and tied for 22nd at the 2009 Canadian Junior Boys Championship with a 300 (71-78-76-75). Personal -- Born on Oct. 8, 1992... son of Brent and Debbie Chelle... majoring in engineering.

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Jack Fiscus 6-0 • Senior • Tulsa, Okla. • Bixby HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. Rds. Strk. Avg. Low T-10’s T-20’s 10-11 33 2508 76.00 70 2 2 11-12 26 1957 75.27 70 2 2 12-13 15 1131 75.40 69 - 1 13-14 15 1126 75.07 71 - 1 Totals 89 6722 75.53 69 4 6 Fall 2013 -- Holds a 75.07 stroke average over 15 rounds and 1126 strokes with a low round of 71… recorded one top-20 finish, tying for 17th at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (74-74-74=222) on 10/1415… opened up the fall tying for 45th at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational (77-73-73=223) on 9/8-9 and tying for a team-best 30th at the Mark Simpson Invitational (79-75-72=226) on 9/23-24… tied for 44th at the Badger Invitational (71-77-80=228) on 9/29-10/1… closed out the fall tying for 56th at the Herb Wimberly Invitational (74-78-75=227) on 10/21-22. 2012-13 -- Averaged 75.40 over 15 rounds with a low of 69 at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate... shot four rounds at or below par with one top-20 finish... named Second Team All-Summit League… sits 10th in school history in career scoring average at 75.62… tied for 18th at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (74-69-78=221) and tied for 21st at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (76-71-76=223)… opened up the spring tying for 30th at the ReBath Snowman Getaway (71-72-77=220) and tied for 84th at the Bandon Dunes Championship (78-81-76=235)… tied for 27th at the Wallace Jones Invitational with a 232 (77-80-75). 2011-12 -- Finished fourth on the squad with a 75.27 stroke average, playing in 9-of-11 tournaments on the year... His averaged ranked 25th in the conference... He was in the starting lineup four times, including the last three tournaments of the season... Finished with two top-10’s and four rounds at or below par... He took seventh at the Jackrabbit Invitational (Mar. 12-13) with a career-best 214 (7172-71), competing as an individual... Had his careerbest finish at fourth place in the UALR First Tee Intercollegiate (Mar. 26-27) with a 222 (73-76-73), competing as an individual... Tallied his season-low

round at the Ole Miss Bancorp South Intercollegiate with a 70... Earned Academic All-League, Distinguished Scholar, and Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence for his work in the classroom. 2010-11 -- Spent the entire season in the starting lineup, posting a 76.00 stroke average... He had two top 10 finishes in the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and the Branson Creek Invitational... Top finish was fifth at Branson Creek, and his top round was a 70... Played 33 competitive rounds on the season. High School -- Three-time all-conference and alldistrict selection... was an all-state and a Tulsa World First Team all-Metro honoree as a senior after placing eighth place individually at the state tournament... was a Tulsa World Second Team all-Metro honoree as a junior... posted a 75.0 scoring average as a senior and a 76.0 mark as a junior... helped BHS to a runner-up state finish as a junior, a fourth place showing as a sophomore and a fifth place finish as a freshman... team claimed the regional title as a sophomore, while finishing as the runner-up in 2007 and 2009... posted two top-25 finishes in AJCA events and six top-five showings (two victories) in OJGT events... was a three-year letterwinner in football, where he was an all-district kicker as a senior... helped BHS to a pair of state runner-up finishes... kicked a long field goal of 47 yards... was Validictorian of graduating class... also was the Vice President of Student Council and a member of the National Honor Society... high school coach was Steve Owens. Personal -- Born on Dec. 24, 1991... son of Martin and Libby Fiscus... has two older sisters, Claire and Sarah... cousin, Jason Fiscus, played collegiate golf at Stephen F. Austin... aunt, Bettye Dickey, played basketball at Arkansas... majoring in business.

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Nathan Hughes 5-11 • Senior • Bartlesville, Okla. • Bartlesville HS (Oklahoma)

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. Rds. Strk. Avg. Low T-10’s T-20’s 11-12 20 1507 75.35 67 1 2 12-13 36 2660 73.89 67 5 6 13-14 15 1132 75.47 71 1 1 Totals 71 5299 74.63 67 7 9 Fall 2013 -- Holds a 75.47 stroke average over 15 rounds and 1132 strokes with a low round of 71… recorded one top-10 finish, tying for a team best 10th at the Badger Invitational (71-73-76=220) on 9/29-10/1… opened the fall tying for 34th at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational (73-76-71=220) on 9/8-9 and tying for 54th at the Mark Simpson Invitational (79-78-73=230) on 9/23-24… closed out the fall tying for 48th at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (78-75-75=228) on 10/14-15 and tying for 77th at the Herb Wimberly Invitational (78-81-75=234) on 10/21-22. 2012-13 -- Averaged 73.89 over 36 rounds with a low round of 67 at the Mark Simpson Invitational... recorded five top-10 finishes and six top-20 finishes with 14 rounds at even par or below... named Summit League Golfer of the Week on Feb. 27… named to The Summit League Academic All-League Team… named All-Summit League First Team… named to The Summit League Championship AllTournament Team… 73.89 average ranked seventh all-time in a single season in school history… sits fourth in school history in career scoring average at 74.41… registered two top-five finishes, fourth at the Mark Simpson Invitational (67-68-73=208) and tied for fifth at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate... first round 67 and overall 208 at the Mark Simpson are tied for sixth and tied for third, respectively... helped the ‘Roos to the tournament title at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate, the first team title since the ReBath Snowman Getaway in 2012 and the first Bill Ross Intercollegiate title since 2005... helped ‘Roos to fourth (280) and eighth (282) lowest rounds in school history at the Mark Simpson Invitational... finished tied for 29th at the Golfweek Program Challenge (77-72-72=221) and 45th at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (79-74-77=230)… opened the spring with back-to-back top-20 finishes, tying for 18th at the Rice Intercollegiate (75-72-72=219) and tying for 10th at the ReBath Snowman Getaway (7173-71=215)… tied for 49th at the Memphis Inter-

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collegiate (77-83-75=235) and tied for 34th at the Bancorp South Intercollegiate (76-71-78=225)… recorded back-to-back top-five finishes, placing fourth at the Wallace Jones Invitational (70-77-74=221) and third at The Summit League Championship (76-73-71=220), where he helped the ‘Roos to the team title… tied for 21st at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional with a 224 (78-77-69). 2011-12 -- Competed in seven tournaments, six as a starter, posting a 75.35 average... Had one top-10 finish, and two rounds at or below par... His top performance came in the spring opener at the ReBath WSU Snowman Getaway, taking eighth place overall with a 218 (67-76-75)... His 67 was a career-best and marked the second-lowest score of the season for UMKC... Earned Academic All-League and Distinguished Scholar for his work in the classroom. 2010-11 at Oklahoma -- Tied for eighth at 89-person U.C. Ferguson Classic in September (lone tournament of the year) with a three-round 204 (-4) ... Shot a 4-under 67 in the third round. 2009-10 at Oklahoma -- Redshirted. High School -- Captured the 2009 Oklahoma 6A state title at Emerald Falls Golf Club in Broken Arrow, Okla. ... Sealed the win in dramatic fashion with a 12-footer for birdie on the first hole of a suddendeath playoff over Texas Tech signee Chandler Rusk ... Won back-to-back Centennial Conference titles (2008 and ‘09) while lettering in golf all four years at Bartlesville HS ... A 2009 all-state selection ... Successfully defended his medalist title at the 2009 PGA Junior Series at Kickingbird after winning the event in 2008 as well ... 2008 Bartlesville city champion ... Won six tournaments for the Bruins ... Qualified for the 2008 Junior World Championship at Torrey Pines and the 2008 Junior PGA Championship at TPC Rivers Bend.

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Antoine Rozner 6-0 • Sophomore • Paris, France • Lycee Jean de la Fontaine

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. 12-13

Fall 2013 -- Holds a 73.67 stroke average over 15 rounds and 1105 strokes with a low round of 70… average is currently ranked sixth best in a season in school history… recorded a low round of 70 over all three rounds at the Herb Wimberly Invitational (70-70-70=210) on Oct. 21-22 to finish a team-best third… opened up the season tying for 21st at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational (71-75-72=215) on 9/8-9/9 and tying for 36th at the Mark Simpson Invitational (7677-74=227) on 9/23-24… tied for 33rd at the Badger Invitational (77-73-76=226) on 9/29-10/1 and tied for 23rd at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate on 10/14-15. olds 2012-13 -- Averaged a 73.47 over 36 rounds with a low round of 69 once at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate, once at the Memphis Intercollegiate and once at The Summit League Championship... shot 16 rounds at or below par with four top10’s and six top-20’s… named All-Summit League First Team… named to The Summit League Championship All-Tournament Team… named Summit League Newcomer of the Championship… recorded two top five finishes, including fifth at the Golfweek Program Challenge (71-7170-212) and tied for fifth at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (69-71-77=217)... 73.47 season average ranks third all-time in school history... helped the ‘Roos to the tournament title at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate, the first team title since the ReBath Snowman Getaway in 2012 and the first Bill Ross Intercollegiate title since 2005... helped ‘Roos to fourth (280) and eighth (282) lowest rounds in school history at the Mark Simpson Invitational... finished tied for 43rd (73-71-76=220) at the Mark Simpson Invitational and tied for 23rd (7273-77=222) at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate…

Rds. Strk. 36

73.47

Low T-10’s T-20’s 4

6

13-14 15 1105 73.67 70

1

1

Totals

5

7

51

2645

Avg.

3750 73.53

69 69

recorded back-to-back top-20 finishes to open the spring, tying for seventh at the Rice Intercollegiate (70-74-71=215) and tying for 17th at the ReBath Snowman Getaway (75-71-71=217)… finished in the 20’s in three straight events, tying for 24th at the Bandon Dunes Championship (71-76-73=220), tying for 27th at the Memphis Intercollegiate (76-85-69=230) and tying for 22nd at the Bancorp South Intercollegiate (7575-71=221)… tied for 12th at the Wallace Jones Invitational with a 227 (73-75-79)… helped the ‘Roos to the team title at The Summit League Championship, placing second with a 217 (6975-73)… tied for 32nd at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional with a 227 (72-76-79). High School -- Averaged a 74.1 with a low round of 64 as a senior and a 74.9 with a low round of 68 as a junior... fell in the quarterfinals of the Under 17 French Championships as a freshman... recorded two top-five finishes as a sophomore, three as a junior and seven as a senior... helped team to the Under 17 French Championhsip in 2006 and a runner-up finish in 2009... led team woth the Division 1 French Championship in 2012... faced Spain in match play event as part of the Under 18 French National Team, recording one win and two halves, while participating in the Boy’s Quadrangular agianst Italy, Scotland and Sweden, registering three wins and a halve... finished 3rd at the 2011 Doral Publix Championship at Doral CC (77,68,73), one of the largest international junior events in the U.S. Personal -- Born Feb. 12, 1993... son of Claude and Laurence Rozner... has one sibling, Olivier... majoring in business.

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Cameron Wiltse 5-11 • Sophomore • Chanute, Kan. • St. Thomas Aquinas HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. 12-13

Fall 2013 -- Holds a 78.78 stroke

Rds. Strk. 6

462

Avg. 77.00

Low T-10’s T-20’s 75

-

13-14 9 709 78.78 74 -

-

Totals

-

15

1171 78.07

72

-

tional with a 236 (83-77-76).

average over nine rounds and 709 strokes with a low round of 74…

High School -- Helped the Saints

played in his first event at the

to Kansas 5A State Boys Golf

Mark Simpson Invitational (80-77-

Tournament Championship as a

80=237) tying for 76th on 9/23-

junior, finishing third as an indi-

24… tied for 58th at the Bill Ross

vidual and a second place finish in

Intercollegiate (76-82-74=232) on

the tournament as a senior and

10/14-15… closed out the fall ty-

freshman... finished top-10 in the

ing for 90th at the Herb Wimberly

Kansas State Tournament indivually

Invitational (82-78-80=240) on

in final three seasons, including

10/21-22.

tying for third as a junior and sixth as a senior.

2012-13 -- Averaged a round of

22

-

77.00 over six rounds with a low

Personal -- Born Feb. 12, 1994...

round of 75 twice at the Bill Ross

son of Jennifer Wiltse and grand-

Intercollegiate... fired a 226 (75-

son of Ron and Marlene Wiltse...

75-76) to finish in a tie for 35th

has three siblings, Jenna, Haley and

at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate, his

Dani... relatives Tray (JCCC) and

first collegiate event… tied for

Jeff (New Mexico State) golfed in

41st at the Wallace Jones Invita-

college... majoring in business.

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Mitch Tucker 5-11 • Junior • Oskaloosa, Iowa • Oskaloosa HS (Indian Hills CC)

CAREER STATISTICS Yr.

Rds. Strk.

Avg.

13-14 9 692 76.89 71 -

-

Totals

-

9

692

76.89

Fall 2013 -- Holds a 76.89 stroke average over nine rounds and 692 strokes with a low round of 71… opened up the fall tying for 59th at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational (77-71-79=227) on 9/8-9… tied for 64th at the Mark Simpson Invitational (76-80-77=233) on 9/23-24… closed out his fall season on 9/29-10/1 at the Badger

High School -- Named All-State all four years, while winning the 2011 3A State Player of the Year... tied for first at teh Iowa 3A State Championship, falling in the playoff... led team to conference titles from 2009-2011, as a sophomore, junior and senior... was inducted in to the Oskaloosa HS Hall of Fame.

Invitational (75-77-80=232) tying for 56th.

Personal -- Born June 11, 1992 in Oskaloosa, Iowa... son of Steve and Lisa Tucker... dad is the golf coach at William Penn... has seven siblings, Stephanie, Grant, Alex, Megan, Laura, Clay and Spencer... Clay golfs at Kirkwood Community College and Grant and Alex golfed at William Penn... majoring in Business.

At Indian Hills -- Helped squad to the National Championship as a freshman, while being named an All-District Six selection... was a Second Team All-American as a sophomore, winning the IowaKansas Championship Clash... won the 2013 Iowa Masters Championship.

Low T-10’s T-20’s 71

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Matthew DePalma 5-10 • Freshman • San Clemente, Calif. • San Clemente HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr.

Rds. Strk.

Avg.

Low T-10’s T-20’s

13-14 3 246 82.00 79 -

-

Totals

-

3

246

82.00

Fall 2013 -- Holds an 82.00

league play and 45th in the state as

stroke average over three rounds

a senior... improved his nine-hole

and 246 strokes with a low round

scoring average each year, finishing

of 79… finished tied for 56th at

with at 40.2 as a freshman, 38.6 as

the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (79-

a sophomore, 38.2 as a junior and

81-86=246) on 10/14-15.

37.4 as a senior.

High School -- Was a First Team

Personal -- Born Oct. 24, 1994

All-League selection as a senior

in San Clemente, Calif. ... son of

after being named to the Second

Robert and Roxanne DePalma...

Team as a freshman, sophomore

sister Anna golf at Iowa... majoring

and junior... was the team’s most

in Business.

79

-

improved golfer as a sophomore, going from fifth to first position... received the Most inSPEARational Award and finished second in

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Nicholas Scrymgeour 5-9 • Freshman • Cochrane, Canada • Edge School for Athletes

CAREER STATISTICS Yr.

Rds. Strk.

Avg.

Low T-10’s T-20’s

13-14 12 962 80.17 75 - Totals

97

7778 80.19

Fall 2013 -- Holds a 79.00 stroke

Alberta Junior Champion at -10...

average over six rounds and 474

finished fourth at the 2013 Canada

strokes with a low round of 74…

Summer Games... 2013 Canadian

opened the season tying for 78th

Junior Inter-Provincial Champions...

at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invi-

averaged a 72 over 50 rounds with

tational (74-78-80=232) on 9/8-

a low round of 63.

72

4

1 11

9… tied for 44th at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (83-77-82=242) on

Personal -- Born May 14, 1995...

10/14-15.

son of Aaron LePine and Carly Scrymgeour... has one sibling,

High School -- Finished third at

Maya... majoring in Health Scences.

the Alberta Junior Championship (67-68-69-75) as a junior... served as Team Captain and finished third at the Antigva High School National Championship... was the 2013

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Thibault Vieilledent 5-7 • Freshman • Cannes, France • Stanislas Cannes

High School -- Advanced to the

phis... majoring in law.

semifinal of the French Championship... finished sixth at the French Under-20 Stroke Play Championship in 2013... finished eighth at the French Under-20 Championship in 2012... placed seventh at and won the pre-qualification with a course record 61 at the French Under-17 stroke Play Championship.

Personal -- Born June 29, 1995... son of Thierry Vieilledent and Diane Verdier... has one sibling, Erwan... father is a professional surfer and brother golfs at Mem-

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Four ‘Roos Break Par In Final Round To Propel Kansas City To 4th At ReBath Snowman Getaway The Kansas City men’s golf team climbed to a fourth place finish at the ReBath Snowman Getaway after four ‘Roos broke par in Tuesday’s final round at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz. In the event, the Kangaroos carded a three round score of 868 (297-287-284), tied for the eighth lowest 54-hole tournament score in school history. Junior Nathan Hughes led the ‘Roos, firing a final round 71 that included three birdies to finished tied for 10th at -1. Freshman Antoine Rozner, the second ‘Roo to shoot 71 in the third round, ended the event in a tie for 17th at +1, carding six birdies in the final round, while junior Jack Fiscus tied for 30th in the event at +4, adding a final round birdie on the par five fifth. Notching the ‘Roos third round of 71 was junior Cole Chelle, who registered three birdies in the final round to finish at +7 in a tie for 45th. Rounding out the Kansas City lineup was senior Korbin Kuehn who carded the squad’s final round of 71 with five birdies in the third round to finish at +11 in a tie for 61st.

four birdies in the final round to finish in a tie for 28th.

Kansas City Finish Second At ULM/Wallace Jones Invitational The Kansas City men’s golf team closed out the ULM/Wallace Jones Invitational in second place, three shots back of Sam Houston State, to record their second best finish of the season at the Southern Pines Golf Club in Calhoun, La. Junior Nathan Hughes led the ‘Roos in the event, finishing fourth at +5 with a pair of birdies in the final round, while freshman Antoine Rozner placed 12th at +11, also notching two final round birdies. Junior Jack Fiscus was the ‘Roos next lowest finisher, carding five birdies in the final round to finish at +16, while Korbin Kuehn tied for the ‘Roos lowest round of the day, shooting a final round 74 to tie for 41st. Junior Cole Chelle, meanwhile, rounded out the Kansas City lineup in a tie for 45th.

Hughes Named To Summit League Academic All-League Team Kansas City golfer Nathan Hughes was named to The Summit League Academic All-League Team after a vote by the nine institution’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors, the league announced today. Hughes earned all-league first team and all-tournament team honors this season. He placed third at the league tournament and recorded a 73.82 stroke average this season with a 3.72 GPA as a business administration major.

Five ‘Roo Linksters Earn All-League Honors The Summit League announced its 2012-13 all-league golf teams at the awards banquet Sunday, prior to the start of The Summit League Golf Championships in Keller, Texas. The awards were based on Golfstat rankings heading into the championship tournaments. Kansas City landed three golfers on the men’s first team in Nathan Hughes, Korbin Kuehn and Antoine Rozner. Kuehn earns his second career first team all-league honor after recording a 73.80 stroke average heading into the championships. Hughes garners his first career award after registering three top-five finishes this season. He has a 73.87 stroke average entering tournament play. Rozner carries a 73.37 stroke average and collected a low round of 69 this season at the Memphis Intercollegiate and the Bill Ross Intercollegiate. Cole Chelle (75.87) and Jack Fiscus (75.40), meanwhile, were both named to the Second Team. ‘Roos Head Back To The NCAA Championship With Summit League Title The Kansas City men’s golf team earned its second trip to the NCAA Championship in school history with its second Summit League title in the last three years on Wednesday afternoon at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller, Texas. Senior Korbin Kuehn claimed his second Summit League title by one shot over teammate Antoine Rozner, while junior Nathan Hughes finished third. All three ‘Roos were named to the All-Tournament Team, with Kuehn winning Tournament MVP and Rozner claiming the Newcomer of the Year title. Head Coach J.W. VanDenBorn, meanwhile, was named The Summit League Coach of the Year. Kuehn entered the day in second, trailing Rozner until the final hole of the event when his sixth and final birdie of the day gave him a round at -3 and propelled him to the individual title at even par. Rozner, meanwhile, finished the round and the tournament at +1, carding all three of his birdies on the back nine, while Hughes had his best round of the tournament carding a -1 over a final round that featured four birdies and an eagle on the par five 15th. Cole Chelle followed up his second round 73 with a final round 74 that included three birdies on the front nine and his second straight birdie on the par five 18th, sending the junior to a tie for 20th at +16. Senior Viktor Mikaelsson rounded out the Kansas City lineup with

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Kangaroos Finish 12th At NCAA Fayetteville Regional The Kansas City men’s golf team climbed one spot on the final day of play at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional to finish 12th at the Blessings Golf Course behind strong play from junior Nathan Hughes. On the day, the Bartlesville, Okla., native fired a final round 69, the lowest round by any golfer on the course, to tie for 21st at +8 after eight birdies in round three. Freshman Antoine Rozner wrapped up his successful first season in the Blue & Gold in a tie for 32nd at +11 with a final round 79 that included three birdies. In his final event as a ‘Roo, senior Korbin Kuehn finished tied for 49th at +17 after a final round 79 that was highlighted by a birdie on the par five 16th. Cole Chelle, meanwhile, carded the ‘Roos second lowest round of the day with a 76 that featured a birdie on the 16th, placing the junior in 61st position. Rounding out the Kansas City lineup in his final collegiate event was senior Viktor Mikaelsson who placed 73rd with a pair of final round birdies.

Six ‘Roo Linksters Named To Commissioner’s List Of Academic Excellence, Four To Academic Honor Roll Men’s linksters Cole Chelle, Jack Fiscus, Nathan Hughes, Korbin Kuehn, Viktor Mikaelsson and Park Ulrich were each named to the Summit League’s Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence, with the team winning the league’s Team Award. Following the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year, The Summit League announced its Academic Distinguished Scholars and Academic Honor Roll for the winter and spring seasons. Men’s golf had three student-athletes named to the Distinguished Scholar list and four total named to the Honor Roll, including Mikaelsson (DS), Antoine Rozner, Ulrich (DS) and Cameron Wiltse (DS). Kuehn Named Summit League Golfer Of The Year Kansas City’s Korbin Kuehn was named The Summit League’s Golfers of the Year, in a vote conducted by the league’s head coaches. This is Kuehn’s first career honor and just the second time for a Kangaroo men’s golfer to capture the award. Kuehn becomes just the second Kansas City golfer to capture the honor (Stephen Clark, 2006) after leading the Kangaroos to their second championship title in program history. The senior earned Championship MVP honors for the second time in his career (2010) following his first-place performance at the league championships and was named first team all-league for the second-straight year. ‘Roos Finish Bill Ross Intercollegiate In 6th The Kansas City men’s golf team closed out the 2013 Bill Ross Intercollegiate in sixth place, firing their best round of the tournament with a 294 at the Millburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kan., on the final day of play. Cole Chelle led the ‘Roos in the third round and in the tournament, carding a final round 72 to finish in 12th at +4. In his final round, the senior played the final 11 holes at -3 with three birdies and no bogies. Fellow senior Jack Fiscus carded his third straight round of 74, finishing at +6 in a tie for 17th with two final round birdies, while sophomore Antoine Rozner also shot a 74 with a pair of birdies, placing in a tie for 27th at +8. Cameron Wiltse shot the ‘Roos third 74 on the final day of play, as the sophomore eagled two of the course’s four par fives and added a birdie to finish in a tie for 59th at +16. Senior Nathan Hughes rounded out the Kansas City lineup in a tie for 48th at +12 after a final round 75 that included three birdies. Competing as individuals for the ‘Roos were freshman Nicholas Scrymgeour and Matthew DePalma, with the duo finishing 79th and 80th, respectively.

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2012-13 Kansas City Men’s Golf Results 2012-13 STROKE AVERAGES Name Rounds Antoine Rozner 36 Nathan Hughes 36 Korbin Kuehn 36 Jack Fiscus 15 Cole Chelle 36 Cameron Wiltse 6 Viktor Mikaelsson 24 Park Ulrich 5 Team 36

Strokes 2645 2660 2663 1131 2748 462 1865 392 10654

Average 73.47 73.89 73.97 75.40 76.33 77.00 77.71 78.40 295.94

Low Round 69 67 68 69 71 75 72 72 280

Top-10’s 4 5 4 2 10

Top-20’s 6 6 7 1 1 2 1 12

Rounds at or Below Par 16 14 12 4 4 1 1 4

Tournament Results FALL RESULTS Golfweek Program Challenge Pawley’s Island, S.C. (Golfweek Magazine) Sep. 9-11, 2012 - True Blue Plantation Golf Club 7th out of 12 teams/874 strokes (290-290-294) 5. Antoine Rozner t14. Korbin Kuehn t29. Nathan Hughes t44. Cole Chelle t49. Viktor Mikaelsson

71-71-70=212 71-71-75=217 77-72-72=221 74-76-77=227 74-79-77=230

Mark Simpson Invitational Erie, Colo. (Colorado) Sep. 24-25, 2012 - Colorado National Golf Club 4th out of 14 teams/854 strokes (280-282-292) 4. Nathan Hughes t5. Korbin Kuehn t43. Antoine Rozner t47. Viktor Mikaelsson t67. Cole Chelle

67-68-73=208 68-70-71=209 73-71-76=220 76-73-72=221 72-76-78=226

Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Choudrant, La. (Louisiana Tech) Oct. 1-2, 2012 - Squire Creek Country Club t7th out 14 teams/886 strokes (294-289-303) 9. Korbin Kuehn t18. Jack Fiscus t23. Antoine Rozner t42. Cole Chelle 45. Nathan Hughes

70-73-73=216 74-69-78=221 72-73-77=222 78-75-76=229 79-74-77=230

Bill Ross Intercollegiate Overland Park, Kan. (Kansas City) Oct. 15-16, 2012 - Milburn Country Club 1st of 14 teams/870 strokes (285-287-298) 4. Korbin Kuehn t5. Nathan Hughes t5. Antoine Rozner t16. Park Ulrich t21. Cole Chelle

70-73-73=216 72-71-74=217 69-71-77=217 74-72-75=221 74-73-76=223

Individuals t10. Viktor Mikaelsson

73-73-73=219

t21. Jack Fiscus t35. Cameron Wiltse

76-71-76=223 75-75-76=226

SPRING RESULTS Rice Intercollegiate Houston, Texas (Rice) Feb. 4-5, 2013 - Westwood Golf Club 6th out 14 teams/884 strokes (300-289-295) t7. Antoine Rozner t18. Nathan Hughes t25. Korbin Kuehn t52. Cole Chelle 81. Park Ulrich

70-74-71=215 75-72-72=219 77-70-74=221 78-73-78=229 83-88-WD=171

ReBath Snowman Getaway Phoenix, Ariz. (Washington State) Feb. 25-26 - Palm Valley Golf Club 4th out 14 teams/868 strokes (297-287-284) t10. Nathan Hughes t17. Antoine Rozner t30. Jack Fiscus t45. Cole Chelle t61. Korbin Kuehn

71-73-71=215 75-71-71=217 71-72-77=220 81-71-71=223 80-76-71=227

Bandon Dunes Championship Bandon, Ore. (Gonzaga) Mar. 8-10 - Old MacDonald Course at the Bandon Dunes Resort 7th out 18 teams/884 strokes (291-297-296) t11. Korbin Kuehn t24. Antoine Rozner t31. Cole Chelle t47. Nathan Hughes t84. Jack Fiscus

73-70-74=217 71-76-73=220 71-78-73=222 76-73-76=225 78-81-76=235

Memphis Intercollegiate Cordova, Tenn. (Memphis) Mar. 25-26 - Colonial Country Club 8th out of 16 teams/923 strokes (313-318-292) t17. Korbin Kuehn t27. Antoine Rozner t42. Cole Chelle t49. Nathan Hughes t62. Viktor Mikaelsson

79-75-73=227 76-85-69=230 81-78-75=234 77-83-75=235 81-82-76=239

Bancorp South Intercollegiate Madison, Miss. (Mississippi) Apr. 1-2 - Reunion Country Club 12th out of 14 teams/899 strokes (301-295-303) t22. Antoine Rozner t34. Nathan Hughes t40. Cole Chelle t51. Korbin Kuehn t69. Viktor Mikaelsson

75-75-71=221 76-71-78=225 75-73-78=226 75-76-77=228 84-76-77=237

Wallace Jones Invitational Calhoun, La. (ULM) Apr. 8-9, 2013 - (Southern Pines Golf Club) 2nd out 14 teams/908 strokes (295-311-302) 4. Nathan Hughes t12. Antoine Rozner t27. Jack Fiscus t41. Korbin Kuehn t45. Cole Chelle

70-77-74=221 73-75-79=227 77-80-75=232 81-81-74=236 75-79-83=237

Individuals t8. Viktor Mikaelsson t41. Cameron Wiltse

78-73-73=224 83-77-76=236

Summit League Championship Keller, Texas (The Summit League) Apr. 22-23, 2013 - Sky Creek Golf Club 1st out of 9 teams/880 strokes (295-298-287) 1. Korbin Kuehn 2. Antoine Rozner 3. Nathan Hughes t20. Cole Chelle t28. Viktor Mikaelsson

69-78-69=216 69-75-73=217 76-73-71=220 85-73-74=232 81-77-80=238

NCAA Championship Regional Fayetteville, Ark. (Arkansas) May 16-18 - Blessings Golf Course 12th out of 14 teams/924 strokes (303-318-287) t21. Nathan Hughes t32. Antoine Rozner t49. Korbin Kuehn 61. Cole Chelle 73. Viktor Mikaelsson

78-77-69=224 72-76-79=227 73-81-79=233 80-84-76=240 85-88-84=257

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2013 Summit League Championship

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

Team Kansas City South Dakota South Dakota State Western Illinois North Dakota State Oakland IUPUI Omaha Fort Wayne

Rd. 1 295 299 306 298 303 310 311 316 315

Rd. 2 298 298 299 308 312 305 324 317 330

Rd. 3 287 302 307 311 309 312 305 313 314

Total 880, +16 899, +35 912, +48 917, +53 924, +60 927, +63 940, +76 946, +82 959, +95

2013 Summit League Awards First Team Nathan Anderson, North Dakota State, Sr. Hudson Carpenter, South Dakota State, Jr. Nathan Hughes, Kansas City, Jr. Korbin Kuehn, Kansas City, Sr. Antoine Rozner, Kansas City, Fr.

Championship MVP Korbin Kuehn, Kansas City Newcomer of the Championship Antoine Rozner, Kansas City Coach of the Year J.W. VanDenBorn, UMKC

Second Team Evan Bowser, Oakland, Fr. Bill Carlson, North Dakota State, So. Cole Chelle, Kansas City, Jr. Greg Fehrman, South Dakota State, Sr. Jack Fiscus, Kansas City, Jr.

All-Tournament Team Bill Carlson, North Dakota State Nate Davis, Western Illinois Nathan Hughes, Kansas City Korbin Kuehn, Kansas City Antoine Rozner, Kansas City

2013 NCAA Fayetteville Regional 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

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Team Illinois Arkansas Texas Oklahoma State Kent State SMU Tulsa Colorado UNCW Kentucky Liberty Kansas City Indiana Alabama State

Rd. 1 282 290 285 286 288 297 303 292 300 304 303 303 307 313

Rd. 2 292 283 298 304 303 298 292 310 301 309 313 318 306 327

Rd. 3 289 293 297 292 301 300 313 309 315 304 303 303 318 329

Total 863, -1 866, +2 880, +16 882, +18 892, +28 895, +31 908, +44 911, +47 916, +52 917, +53 919, +55 924, +60 931, +67 969, +105

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Honors and Year-by-Year

ATHLETIC HONORS First Team all-League Year ....Individual .. Place (Strokes) 1996......Robert Russell..........2nd (149) ..............Joe Martaliaro ........ t5th (153) 1997 .....Robert Russell .........2nd (144) 1998 .....Jon Hunt .................... 4th (150) 2001 .....Mike Tanner ............ t4th (230) 2002 .....Chris Ichelson ....... t2nd (214) 2004 .....Alan Johnson ......... t3rd (227) 2005 .....Alan Johnson ........... 5th (223) 2006 .....Stephen Clark ...........1st (214) 2007 .....Stephen Clark ........ t5th (216) 2008......Brett Iliff.................... t4th (218) 2009......Michael Schnegelberger.t4th (215) Selection changed to be based on entire season 2010......Alex Hogben ...............Viktor Mikaelsson 2012......Korbin Kuehn 2013......Nathan Hughes ...............Korbin Kuehn ...............Antoine Rozner Second Team all-League Year ....Individual .. Place (Strokes) 1995......Eric Reisner ............... 6th (227) 1996 .....Steven Hastert ....... t8th (155) 1999 .....Steven Robertson ... 8th (225) ...............Jon Hunt................... t9th (227) 2000 .....Jon Hunt .................... 7th (221) 2001 .....Matt Willmott ......... t9th (232) 2002 .....Matt Willmott ......... t7th (217) 2003 .....Ryan Alsleben ........ t7th (225) 2003......Tim Helm................t10th (227) 2004 .....Tim Helm ................. t9th (230) 2007 .....Michael Schnegelberger. t9th (219) 2008......Alex Hogben........... t7th (219) 2009......Alex Hogben.............t8th (217 ...............Josh Taylor................10th (218) Selection changed to be based on entire season 2010......Will Robson 2011......Korbin Kuehn ...............Viktor Mikaelsson 2012......Cole Chelle 2013......Cole Chelle ...............Jack Fiscus League Player of the Week 1999............ Trevor Taylor (3/24) ..................... Tyler Armstrong (4/9) 2002............ Charlie Mahon (10/10) ..................... Matt Willmott (10/17) ..................... J.W. VanDenBorn (10/31) ..................... Matt Willmott (3/20) ..................... J.W. VanDenBorn (3/27) 2003............ Tim Helm (9/18) ..................... Tony Olson (4/2) ..................... Ryan Alsleben (4/16) 2004............ Alan Johnson (3/24) 2005............ Alan Johnson (9/15) 2006............ Stephen Clark (3/1) ..................... Brian Donnelly (3/15) ..................... Stephen Clark (4/26) 2007............ Alex Hogben (10/25) 2008............ Alex Hogben (3/12) ..................... Josh Taylor (4/2) 2009............ Alex Hogben (3/11) 2010............ Brett Iliff (2/24)

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..................... Will Robson (4/14) ..................... Alex Hogben (4/21) 2011............ Korbin Kuehn (3/16) .................Jack Fiscus (4/6) 2012............ Korbin Kuehn (3/14) ..................... Korbin Kuehn (3/21) ..................... Korbin Kuehn (4/4) ..................... Korbin Kuehn (4/18) 2013............ Korbin Kuehn (Sep) ..................... Nathan Hughes (3/13) ..................... Korbin Kuehn (2/27)

Mikaelsson

League Player of the Year 2006............ Stephen Clark 2013............ Korbin Kuehn

First Team 2002............ J.W. VanDenBorn 2003............ Tony Olson

MVP of The Championships 2010............ Korbin Kuehn 2013............ Korbin Kuehn

Summit League Academic All-League 2013...............Nathan Hughes

League Newcomer of the Year (1993-2009) 1996............ Robert Russell 1998............ Jon Hunt 2001............ Mike Tanner (co) 2002............ Chris Ichelson (co) 2003............ Ryan Alsleben 2005............ Brian Donnelly Newcomer of the Championship (2010-Present) 2010............ Korbin Kuehn (co) 2011............ Cole Chelle 2013............ Antoine Rozner League Coach of the Year 2011............ J.W. VanDenBorn 2013............ J.W. VanDenBorn All-Championship Team 2010............ Korbin Kuehn 2011............ Viktor Mikaelsson ..................... Will Robson 2013............ Nathan Hughes ..................... Korbin Kuehn ..................... Antoine Rozner Individual NCAA Championship Qualifiers 1997............ Robert Russell MC - 154 (77-77) Individual NCAA Regional Qualifiers 1996............ Robert Russell t24th - 220 (75-69-76) 1997............ Robert Russell t11th - 214 (71-73-70) 2010 Korbin Kuehn t45th - 220 (78-70-72) Team NCAA Regional Appearances 2011 - NCAA Central - Indiana Regional -13th of 14, 907 (312-300295, +55) -Will Robson, Cole Chelle, Viktor Mikaelsson, Korbin Kuehn, Jack Fiscus 2013 - NCAA Fayetteville Regional 12th of 14, 924 (303-318-303, +60) - Korbin Kuehn, Antoine Rozner, Nathan Hughes, Cole Chelle, Viktor

ACADEMIC HONORS Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar 2002............ J.W. VanDenBorn 2003............ Tony Olson 2008............ Michael Schnegelberger 2009............ Michael Schnegelberger CoSIDA Academic All-District VII

Summit League Academic Honor Roll 1997............ Justin Allen ..................... Robert Verbeck 1998............ Chris Allen ..................... Rob Verbeck 1999............ Ryan Apgar 2000............ Steven Robertson ..................... Rodney Wray 2001............ Tony Olson 2002............ Joe Anderson ..................... Tony Olson ..................... J.W. VanDenBorn 2003............ Joe Anderson ..................... Sean Dyer ..................... Tony Olson 2004............ Tim Helm 2005............ Martin Fernandez ..................... Jeff Stoppel 2006............ Stephen Clark ..................... Brett Iliff 2007............ Alex Carper ..................... Brett Iliff ..................... Alan Johnson ..................... Jordan Miller ..................... Kyle Mossfeldt ..................... Michael Schnegelberger 2008............ Stephen Clark ..................... Trevor Hampton ..................... Alex Hogben ..................... Jordan Miller ..................... Kyle Mossfeldt ..................... Michael Schnegelberger ..................... Scott Swainston ..................... Josh Taylor 2009............ Jens Harr ..................... Brett Iliff ..................... Jordan Miller ..................... Will Robson ..................... Michael Schnegelberger ..................... Scott Swainston ..................... Josh Taylor 2010............ Jens Harr* ..................... Alex Hogben ..................... Brett Iliff ..................... Korbin Kuehn ..................... Viktor Mikaelsson ..................... Will Robson* ..................... Park Ulrich* 2011............ Cole Chelle .................Jack Fiscus ..................... Jens Harr*

..................... Trevor Johanson ..................... Korbin Kuehn ..................... Viktor Mikaelsson ..................... Will Robson* ..................... Josh Taylor ..................... Park Ulrich* ..................... Franco Valencia-Zapata 2012............ Jack Fiscus* ..................... Jens Harr* ..................... Nathan Hughes* ..................... Trevor Johanson* ..................... Korbin Kuehn* ..................... Viktor Mikaelsson* ..................... Park Ulrich* 2013............ Jack Fiscus* ..................... Nathan Hughes ..................... Korbin Kuehn ..................... Viktor Mikaelsson* ..................... Antoine Rozner ..................... Park Ulrich* ..................... Cameron Wiltse* * - Distinguished Scholar Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence 2006............ Brian Donnelly ..................... Kyle Mossfeldt 2007............ Stephen Clark ..................... Brett Iliff ..................... Jordan Miller ..................... Kyle Mossfeldt ..................... Michael Schnegelberger 2008............ Stephen Clark ..................... Brett Iliff ..................... Jordan Miller ..................... Kyle Mossfeldt ..................... Michael Schnegelberger ..................... Scott Swainston 2009............ Brett Iliff ..................... Jordan Miller ..................... Michael Schnegelberger ..................... Scott Swainston ..................... Josh Taylor 2010............ Jens Harr ..................... Brett Iliff ..................... Will Robson ..................... Josh Taylor 2011............ Jens Harr ..................... Korbin Kuehn ..................... Viktor Mikaelsson ..................... Will Robson ..................... Josh Taylor ..................... Park Ulrich 2012............ Cole Chelle .................Jack Fiscus ..................... Jens Harr ..................... Trevor Johanson ..................... Korbin Kuehn ..................... Viktor Mikaelsson ..................... Will Robson ..................... Park Ulrich 2013............ Cole Chelle ..................... Jack Fiscus ..................... Nathan Hughes ..................... Korbin Kuehn ..................... Viktor Mikaelsson ..................... Park Ulrich

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Conference Year-by-Year Review Year ..... Place ......... Strokes.........................Conference

2005 .......4th (8) ..........907 (302-300-305)..... Mid-Continent

1995 .......4th (7)........... 945 (324-302-319).... Mid-Continent

2006 .......5th (8)...........897 (298-297-302)..... Mid-Continent

1996 .......2nd (7) .........612 (301-311).............. Mid-Continent

2007 .......4th (7) ..........875 (294-294-287)..... Mid-Continent

1997 .......3rd (6) ..........612 (305-307).............. Mid-Continent

2008........2nd (10)........ 880 (289-298-293).................. Summit

1998 .......4th (7) ..........621 (305-316).............. Mid-Continent

2009........2nd (10)........869 (281-299-289)................... Summit

1999 .......3rd (7) ..........914 (301-298-315)..... Mid-Continent

2010........2nd (10)........886 (291-300-295)................... Summit

2000 .......3rd (8) ..........894 (299-298-297)..... Mid-Continent

2011........1st (10)..........860 (303-280-277)................... Summit

2001 .......4th (7) ..........935 (327-305-303)..... Mid-Continent

2012........7th (10).........881 (293-298-290)................... Summit

2002 .......2nd (6) .........874 (284-297-293)..... Mid-Continent

2013........1st (9)............880 (295-298-287)................... Summit

2003 .......4th (6) ..........907 (298-302-307)..... Mid-Continent 2004 .......4th (7) ..........924 (305-311-308)..... Mid-Continent

NCAA Tournament Appearance Year-by-Year Review Year ........................ Place ..........................................Strokes 2011............................. 13 (14).................................907 (312-300-295) 2013............................. 12 (14).................................924 (303-318-303)

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Records

Single Season Scoring Average Leaders (Minimum 12 Rds.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 15.

Name Robert Russell Korbin Kuehn Antoine Rozner Robert Russell Alex Hogben Antoine Rozner Stephen Clark Nathan Hughes Korbin Kuehn Alex Hogben Stephen Clark Michael Schnegelberger Alex Hogben Alex Hogben Cole Chelle Viktor Mikaelsson Will Robson

Year 1996-97 2011-12 2012-13 1995-96 2006-07 2013-14 2007-08 2012-13 2012-13 2008-09 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2011-12 2010-11 2010-11

Rds. Strokes 35 2534 32 2327 36 2645 30 2208 23 1684 15 1105 22 1624 36 2660 36 2663 30 2217 13 962 23 1705 31 2299 34 2523 32 2375 34 2525 34 2525

Avg. 72.40 72.72 73.47 73.60 73.65 73.67 73.81 73.89 73.97 73.90 74.00 74.13 74.16 74.21 74.22 74.26 74.26

Name Robert Russell Antoine Rozner Alex Hogben Stephen Clark Korbin Kuehn Nathan Hughes Michael Schnegelberger Cole Chelle Viktor Mikaelsson Jack Fiscus Matt Willmott Brett Iliff Kevin Van Trump Tim Helm Brad Gershon Ryan Alsleben Alan Johnson Jeff Stoppel Tony Olson Josh Taylor Alan Johnson

Years 1995-97 2012-p 2006-10 2005-08 2009-13 2011-p 2006-09 2010-p 2009-13 2010-p 2000-02 2005-10 1987-89 2002-04 2006-08 2002-04 2004-07 2003-05 1999-03 2007-11 2004-07

Rds. Strokes 65 4742 51 3750 118 8733 49 3631 133 9880 71 5299 72 5397 111 8345 124 9344 89 6722 62 4684 130 9841 57 4323 68 5164 41 3114 62 4714 82 6279 46 3523 112 8588 70 5383 82 6279

Avg. 72.95 73.53 74.01 74.10 74.29 74.63 74.96 75.18 75.35 75.53 75.54 75.70 75.84 75.94 75.95 76.03 76.57 76.59 76.68 77.19 76.57

Career Scoring Average Leaders (Minimum 40 Rds.)

Team First Place Finishes (Since 1994-95) 1995-96.......................................................................Mark Bender Memorial Tournament .......................................................................................Bradley Fall Golf Classic 1996-97.......................................................................Nation’s Bank Billiken Intercollegiate 2001-02.......................................................................Ironhorse Intercollegiate .......................................................................................SEMO Invitational 2004-05.......................................................................SEMO/Morton B. Harris Invitational 2005-06.......................................................................Bill Ross Intercollegiate 2006-07.......................................................................Missouri Intercollegiate .......................................................................................Kansas City Intercollegiate 2007-08.......................................................................Missouri Intercollegiate 2010-11.......................................................................Fairway Club Invitational (U of Nebraska) .......................................................................................Summit League Championships 2011-12.......................................................................Kansas Invitational .......................................................................................ReBath WSU Snowman Getaway 2012-13.......................................................................Bill Ross Intercollegiate

Individual Medalist Honors (Since 1994-95) 1995-96...............Robert Russell............................Mark Bender Memorial Tournament ...............................Robert Russell............................Bradley Fall Golf Classic ...............................Robert Russell............................Drake Relays Golf Classic 1996-97...............Robert Russell............................1996 Union Planters Classic ...............................Robert Russell............................SMS Smitty’s Invitational ...............................Robert Russell............................Nation’s Bank Billiken Intercollegiate ...............................Robert Russell............................Diet Pepsi/Shocker Classic 2000-01...............Matt Willmott.............................Bradley Spring Invitational ...............................Matt Willmott.............................Ironhorse Intercollegiate ...............................J.W. VanDenBorn.......................SEMO Invitational 2002-03...............Tony Olson..................................Morton B. Harris SEMO Four-Ball ...............................Tony Olson..................................Harry Mussato Beau Classic 2003-04...............Alan Johnson.............................Methodist Sportscare/B. Brown Invitational 2004-05...............Alan Johnson.............................SEMO/Morton B. Harris Invitational 2005-06...............Stephen Clark............................Mid-Con Championship 2006-07...............Alex Hogben..............................ORU Shootout 2007-08...............Stephen Clark............................Battle on the Bend Golf Tournament 2009-10...............Brett Iliff.......................................ReBath Snowman Getaway ...............................Alex Hogben..............................Hawkeye - TaylorMade/adidas Invitational ...............................Korbin Kuehn.............................The Summit League Men’s Golf Championship 2010-11...............Korbin Kuehn.............................Jackrabbit Invitational 2012-13...............Korbin Kuehn.............................Summit League Championship

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Team Records Top-10 Single Round Team Scores 1. 277 Summit League Championships 2. 278 Jackrabbit Invitational 3. 279 Jackrabbit Invitational 4. 280 SEMO/Harris Invitational 280 Summit League Championships 280 Mark Simpson Invitational 7. 281 The Summit League Champ. 8. 282 SEMO/Harris Invitational 282 Mark Simpson Invitational 10. 283 Kansas City Intercollegiate 283 Hawkeye - Taylor Made/adidas Invitational 283 Jackrabbit Invitational

4/19/11 3/13/12 3/14/11 9/12/04 4/18/11 4/24/12 4/27/09 9/12/04 4/24/12 4/9/07 4/18/10 3/15/11

Top-10 36-Hole Tournament Scores 1. 570 Kansas City Intercollegiate 2. 576 Fairway Club Invitational 3. 580 Ole Miss Bancorp South Intercollegiate 4. 584 Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational 5. 592 ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate 6. 593 Crown Classic 7. 599 EIU Ironhorse Intercollegiate 599 Jim Colbert Intercollegiate 9. 606 Ark. Tech. Burris Inc. Classic 10. 607 Jackson St. Pizza Hut Intercollegiate 607 SEMO/Union Planters Classic

4/9-10/07 9/13-14/10 4/2-3/12 2/8-9/10 4/11-12/11 10/9-10/06 10/15-16/01 9/21/09 3/26-27/01 2/22-23/96 9/9/96

Top-10 54-Hole Tournament Scores 1. 846 Jackrabbit Invitational 2. 848 SEMO/Harris Invitational 3. 853 Jackrabbit Invitational 4. 854 Mark Simpson Invitational 5. 860 Summit League Championships 6. 866 Bill Ross Intercollegiate 7. 867 SEMO/Harris Invitational 8. 868 Washington State Snowman Getaway 9. 869 The Summit League Championship 10. 870 Bill Ross Intercollegiate

3/14-15/11 9/12-13/04 3/12-13/12 9/24-25/12 4/18-19/11 10/2-3/06 9/10-11/02 2/21-22/11 4/27-28/09 10/15-16/12

Individual Records Top-10 Single Round Individual Scores 1. 64 Alex Hogben Hawkeye-TaylorMade/adidas Invitational 4/18/10 64 Alan Johnson SEMO/Harris Invitational 9/12/04 2. 65 Michael Schnegelberger ASU Red Wolf Classic 4/14/09 3. 66 J.W. VanDenBorn SEMO Classic 3/25/02 66 Tony Olson SEMO Four-Ball 3/31/03 66 Alex Carper Kansas City Intercollegiate 4/10/07 6. 67 Robert Russell Bradley Classic 10/13/96 67 Corne Maritz SEMO/Harris Invitational 9/12/04 67 Jeff Stoppel St. Louis Billiken Invitational 4/11/05 67 Alex Hogben ORU Shootout 9/29/08 67 Korbin Kuehn Jackrabbit Invitational 3/14/11 67 Viktor Mikaelsson Jackrabbit Invitational 3/14/11 67 Will Robson Summit League Champinship 4/18/11 67 Nathan Hughes ReBath WSU Snowman Getaway 2/27/12 67 Nathan Hughes Mark Simpson Invitational 4/24/12 Top-10 36-Hole Tournament Individual Scores 1. 141 Robert Russell SEMO/Union Planters Classic 9/8-9/96 141 Robert Russell Jackson State Pizza Hut Classic 2/16-17/97 3. 142 Korbin Kuehn Mississippi Bancorp South Intercollegiate 4/2-3/12 4. 143 Stephen Clark Anteater Invitational 2/27-28/06 143 Alex Carper Kansas City Intercollegiate 4/10/07 143 Adam Blue Kansas City Intercollegiate 4/10/07 143 Jordan Miller Kansas City Intercollegiate 4/10/07 143 Viktor Mikaelsson Pat Hicks T-bird Invitational 2/8-9/10 143 Will Robson Fairway Club Invitational 9/13-14/10 10. 144 Robert Russell Mid-Con Championship 5/3-4/97 144 Matt Willmont New Orleans Intercollegiate 3/18-19/02 144 Brett Gallinger New Orleans Intercollegiate 3/24/03 144 Cole Chelle Fairway Club Invitational 9/13-14/10 144 Cole Chelle ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate 4/11-12/11 Top-10 54-Hole Tournament Individual Scores 1. 205 Alan Johnson SEMO/Harris Invitational 9/12/04 205 Korbin Kuehn Jackrabbit Invitational 3/12-13/12 3. 208 Robert Russell Bradley Fall Classic 10/8-9/95 208 Korbin Kuehn Jackrabbit Invitational 3/14-15/11 208 Nathan Hughes Mark Simpson Invitational 9/24-25/12 6. 209 Jeff Stoppel Billiken Invitational 4/11-12/04 209 Alex Hogben Hawkeye-TaylorMade/adidas Invitational 4/17-18/10 209 Will Robson Summit League Championship 4/18-19/11 209 Korbin Kuehn Hawkeye Invitational 4/14-15/12 209 Korbin Kuehn Mark Simpson Invitational 4/24-25/12

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Hall of Fame

Robert RUSSELL

UMKC Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee Inaugural Class - 2008 Former UMKC men’s golfer Robert Russell wrote the UMKC record books during his two year stint in Kansas City. Russell was the first student-athlete to participate in an NCAA Championship event, and he was the first men’s golfer to earn all-America honors in school history. Russell came to UMKC following a two-year stint at Kansas City (Kan.) Community College, where he was the 1995 Junior College National Champion. After moving across the city to UMKC, Russell won a total of seven tournaments, including three straight in the spring of 1997. He was a two-time first team all-Mid-Con selection after tallying a pair of runner-up finishes at the Mid-Con Championship and in 1996, he was selected as the Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year. As a junior, Russell posted a 73.68 scoring average over 30 rounds. He tied for 24th at the NCAA Central Regional Championship, narrowly missing the cut to advance to the national tournament. The following season, Russell advanced to the 1997 NCAA Championship as an individual after tying for 11th at the NCAA Regionals. By making an appearance in the 100th NCAA Championship, Russell became the first Kangaroo to play in a Championship event. He posted a 72.40 scoring average over 35 rounds to finish his career with a 72.95 stroke average in 65 rounds. Russell ended his career by receiving Golf Coaches of Association of America honorable mention all-America honors in 1997. By receiving the nod, he became the first golfer and the second UMKC student-athlete to be recognized as an honorable mention allAmerica selection in the NCAA Division I era, joining volleyball player Catalina Suarez (1989). Only one other UMKC golfer has been awarded all-America honors, as Dan Key earned NAIA all-America accolades in 1986. The Joplin, Mo., native followed his collegiate career with a successful professional career on the Buy.com and Hooters Tours. In 1999, Russell advanced to one of the biggest stages in professional golf, when he qualified and played at the U.S. Open Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. In December 2008, Russell was recognized for his outstanding athletic achievement when he was inducted into the inaugural class of the UMKC Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Bill Ross

Former UMKC Coach

In his 35 year career, tournament namesake Bill Ross was an instrumental figure in the history of UMKC Athletics. After beginning the men’s basketball program as its first head coach in the 1969-70 season, he served as the first head coach for the women’s basketball program in its inaugural season in 1980-81. He served as the only coach in the history of the men’s golf program until 2003. men golf program, Ross led the Roos to a pair of In his time with the men’s Mid-Continent Conference runner-up finishes, including the 2001-02 season, in which he coached current UMKC Director of Golf J.W. VanDenBorn. Ross also landed NJCAA National Individual Champion Robert Russell and guided him to an NCAA Championship appearance and All-American honors in 1997. After 35 years at the helm, Ross retired in 2003. He has since been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and was a member of the 2009 class of inductees into the UMKC Athletics Hall of Fame. The Bill Ross Intercollegiate was started in his honor in 2005. "It really was a great time... one that would be hard to top," said Ross. "You know I'm not a long-winded guy when it comes to these things, but if I started thanking people individually... it would go on for quite a while."


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LEO E. MORTON Chancellor

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eo E. Morton was named Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City on December 15, 2008. Prior to assuming the Chancellorship, Leo was employed by Aquila, Inc, joining the firm in January 1994 as vice president, performance management. He was named senior vice president in 1996 with responsibility for re-engineering, corporate procurement and environmental services. Morton assumed additional duties for the management of human resources in 1997 and information technology in 1998. He was named senior vice president and chief administrative officer in 2000 as he also assumed responsibility for additional corporate services. UMKC VISION STATEMENT Prior to joining Aquila, Morton’s management career spanned UMKC will become a model urban research university 26 years in a wide range of engineering and manufacturing characterized by signature graduate and professional positions with AT&T Microelectronics, Bell Laboratories, programs, a dynamic undergraduate population, a General Motors, Rust Engineering Company and Corning Glass. highly diverse faculty, staff and student body, and active Morton has been a University of Missouri-Kansas City trustee since 2000 and was in his third year as chairman of the Board of Trustees when he stepped down to serve as the university’s interim chancellor. Previously, he was a member on UMKC’s Center for the City board and chaired the community relations committee of the Trustees. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Menorah Medical Center and chairman of the advisory board of Prep-KC, a major regional youth educational development organization. Morton also serves as 2nd vice chairman of the board of Swope Community Enterprises. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees for MRI, the Economic Development Corporation, the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Starlight Theatre, the independent advisory commission on racial profiling for the Overland Park Police Department, the Ironhorse Golf committee and as a commissioner for the Local Investment Commission.

engagement with its city and region.

UMKC MISSION STATEMENT UMKC’s mission is to lead in life and health sciences; to deepen and expand strength in the visual and performing arts; to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education; and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

GOALS - Strengthen resource base and financial capacity - Strengthen core academic mission - Increase student success - Improve the racial climate and increase campus diversity

Morton has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University, and a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Director of Athletics Carla Wilson

CARLA WILSON Director of Athletics

Carla Wilson is serving as the Interim Director of Athletics, as of July 1, 2013. She was promoted to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business and Administration in September 2007. Prior to her appointment, Wilson served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations for nine years. As the Interim Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator, Wilson is the highest ranking female involved with the management of UMKC’s Intercollegiate Athletics program, and represents UMKC in dealings with the WAC and the NCAA. She also partakes in program-wide administrative responsibilities, including decision making at the institutional, conference and national levels. She collaboratively addresses departmental goals, supports women’s interests and supports and helps manage diversity, gender equity and Title IX matters. Wilson, who is an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, the College Athletic Business Management Association and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association, is a 2010 graduate of the NCAA Fellows Leadership Development Program. The 18-month program was developed with the specific goal of enhancing the employment and leadership opportunities for racial/ethnic minorities and women at the senior management level of intercollegiate athletics administration. She is also a 2009 NACWAA HERS East graduate, and was named NACWAA Division I Administrator of the Year in 2012. Wilson has also been active on NCAA committees during her time at UMKC. In 2010, Wilson began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Women’s Softball Committee, and from 2004-07, she served on the Division I NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee. Both committees are responsible for selecting the teams that compete for the opportunity to play for a national championship. Since 1999, Wilson has also served on the NCAA Region V Post Graduate Scholarship Committee. A 24-year career Kangaroo, prior to Wilson’s 15 years in athletics, she served UMKC as a budget specialist in the University’s administrative affairs office for four years, where she was responsible for assisting in the preparation of the University’s $159 million budget. From 1988-93, she also served in the accounting department as a senior accountant. Wilson graduated from UMKC in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She and her husband Kevin, have four children, Shae, Tristan, Kevin Jr., and Kylan, and they reside in Olathe, Kan.


Senior Administrative Staff Ursula Gurney

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Strategic Initiatives

Gurney joined the UMKC Athletics staff in August 2008, following a highly successful six-year tenure at The Ohio State University, where she worked in the Student-Athlete Support Services Office. At UMKC, Gurney is currently overseeing the athletics academic unit with a combined GPA of 3.09, a graduation success rate of 83 percent and a comprehensive academic progress rate of 966, which is the highest in The Summit League. For the Buckeyes, she assisted in the academic support of 949 student-athletes in 36 varsity sports, specializing in preparing football student-athletes to meet educational requirements and traveling with the team to the 2008 BCS National Championship game to monitor academic development. Alongside her work in the athletics department at OSU, she has also served as an undergraduate instructor in the history department and assisted in the organization of several international conferences for the Mershon Center for International Security Studies from 2005-08. Gurney, who swam competitively on the national level in Canada, earned her bachelor of arts degree in history from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2000. She also earned her master’s degree in history at SFU in 2002 and is a candidate for a doctorate in history from Ohio State. She and her husband reside in Kansas City, Mo.

Josh Snyder

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Development

Josh Snyder was hired on as the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance on May 31, 2011. Snyder comes to UMKC from Boise State University, where he served as the Executive Director for NCAA Compliance. Prior to his appointment at Boise State, Snyder spent seven years at Iowa State in several different leadership roles. While at Boise State, Snyder served as a senior staff member for the Compliance Department. He was responsible for all compliance operations and efforts. He began his appointment with the Cyclones in 2003 as the Director of Compliance and moved up the ranks to be named an Assistant Athletics Director in two years. Snyder received a bachelor’s of science in exercise and sports sciences from Iowa State University in 1995. He went on to graduate Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Law in 2001, ranking in the top-15 in his class. Snyder was admitted to practice before all Nebraska state and federal courts. He has served on multiple NAAC Committee’s and presented at several NCAA Regional Rules Seminars. While at Creighton, Snyder received two American Jurisprudence Awards for finishing first in his class in a course, was on the Editorial Staff and was a published author.

Ron Aulet

Associate Athletics Director for Operations/Facilities

Aulet, who began his duties at UMKC in May 2007, oversees game operations for each of UMKC’s 16 intercollegiate sports and serves as point person for construction of new athletic facilities for the Kangaroos. Additionally, he serves as the coordinator for the strength and conditioning departments, and is the sports supervisor for men’s soccer and volleyball. Prior to his tenure at UMKC, he served as equipment manager at the University of Kansas, where he was responsible for maintenance and inventory of all equipment for KU’s Olympic sports programs. He was also the departmental contact for Coca-Cola and served as the chair of the KUAC Staff Advisory Committee during the 2003-04 school year. Aulet received his bachelor of arts degree in management from Hiram College in 1995, earning a master of arts degree with a sports administration concentration from Kent State University in 1999. He and his wife Kerrianne have two daughters - Danielle and Samantha - and reside in Lawrence, Kan.

Jessica Dickson

Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations

Dickson joined UMKC in August 2006 following a successful tenure at Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports, and was named to her current position in July 2007. She oversees all of the marketing, promotions and ticketing efforts for UMKC, also serving as the sport supervisor for women’s soccer. While at TWC, she was responsible for educating Time Warner sales departments nationwide on network programming as well as creating promotional material and advertising packages for TWC’s client networks. Additionally, she coordinated the highly successful www. beepbeep.com, an automotive marketplace website in Kansas City that averaged 30 participating dealerships under her oversight. Dickson has also served in a volunteer capacity for the Kansas City Sports Commission and WIN for KC since 2005. Dickson earned a bachelor of science degree in public relations with a minor in photography from Central Missouri State University in May 2002 and was a four-year letterwinner for the women’s soccer team. She and her husband Ryan reside in Kansas City, Mo.


UMKC Head Coaches Rick Benben Men’s Soccer

Chris Cissell

Women’s Soccer

Christi Posey Volleyball

Shameika McField

Cross Country/Track & Field

Kareem Richardson Men’s Basketball

Marsha Frese

Women’s Basketball

Kendell Hale

Men’s & Women’s Tennis

J.W. VanDenBorn Men’s Golf

Brianna Broderick Women’s Golf

Meredith Smith Softball


Kansas City Athletic Training Staff and Team Doctors

Kansas City Training Staff

Shelby Brown Head Athletic Trainer

Ashley Riggs Assistant Athletic Trainer

Shareikka Theus-Downey Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jessica Lloyd Assistant Athletic Trainer

Scott McGinn Assistant Athletic Trainer

Brett Morton Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship/Team Doctors

Dr. Meg Gibson Head Sports Medicine Physician

teams, presently with UMKC.

injuries

in family medicine and has a certificate of added

Dr. Jon Schultz Team Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Grant Smith Team Dentist

qualification in sports medicine. She works at

Jon Schultz attended the University of Georgia

Dr. D. Grant Smith is a comprehensive family dentist

Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital. She

and received his medical degree from the Medical

providing cosmetic, restorative and general family

participated in collegiate athletics at Washington

College of Georgia in 1991. He did his residency

dentistry. Dr. Smith graduated from the UMKC

University in St. Louis. She completed her medical

at Self Memorial Hospital Family Practice, in

School of Dentistry. Following graduation Dr.

training including sports medicine fellowship

Greenwood, S.C., before completing a Primary Care

Smith decided to complete a Residency program in

in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia at the Unversity

Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of

Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UMKC.

of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has worked

Oklahoma at Tulsa in 1999. He is Board Certified by

Dr. Smith received a Bachelor degree in Biology

with athletes of all levels, from high school to

the American Board of Family Practice, with added

from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.

professional. She spent additional time training in

qualification in sports medicine.

He is a member of the Academy of Sports Dentistry,

Margaret “Meg” Gibson MD is board certified

concussion management and is a Certified ImPACT Consultant.

Dr. George Harris Team Sports Medicine Physician George D. Harris, M.D., M.S., is a Professor and Assistant Dean at UMKC School of Medicine. He is

Dr. Kellie Bartlow Intern Sports Medicine physician Dr. Lulee Thompson Intern Sports Medicine physician

the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Kansas City University Dental Study Club.

Becca McConville Dietician

of added qualifications in both adolescent medicine

Dr. Dan Gurley Team Orthopeadic physician

and sports medicine. He has written widely on a

Dr. Dan Gurley attended Texas Christian University

the Kansas City Dietetic Association, the American

variety of medical topics including areas in Sports

and received his medical degree from the University

Dietetic Association (ADA), and the ADA’s SCAN

Medicine. He is the Associate Director for the

of Kansas School of Medicine. He did his residency

(Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition)

UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship. His experience

in Wichita. He was a member of the Mississippi

group. She attended the University of Kansas

in the coverage of athletes and sporting events spans

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, in Jackson,

Medical School and earned her bachelor’s degree

over 26 years. He was previously involved in Spring

Miss. He is Board Certified by the American Board

from the University of Central Missouri. She

Training for Toronto Blue Jays professional baseball

of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). Gurley specializes

currently works at Cass Regional Medical Center in

in the early 1990’s team and continues to provide

in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Orthopedic

Harrisonville, Mo.

medical coverage of Division I Collegiate sports

Surgery; specializing in shoulder, elbow, and knee

board certified in family medicine and has certificates

Rebecca McConville, MS, RD, LD, is the UMKC registered and licensed dietitian. She is a member of


UMKC Athletic Facilities & Departments Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field

Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field will serve as the official home of the Kangaroos and will provide student-athletes, students and community groups with one of the top soccer facilities in The Summit League and the Midwest. The $9 million addition adds to the growing residential feel of the UMKC campus. The gift from the Durwood Foundation and its trustees to construct this stadium is another in their long history of supporting a variety of UMKC initiatives. Durwood will provide seating for 850 fans and a separate addition will host locker rooms, offices and concession areas. Stanley H. Durwood was one of the University’s and the athletic program’s most ardent supporters. His affiliation with UMKC began when NCAA Division I participation was a pipe dream. Durwood also helped establish an endowed scholarship for UMKC student-athletes.

Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility The Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility continues UMKC’s commitment to the total care of each student-athlete. Under the guidance of Head Athletics Trainer Ted Ferris, the UMKC Sports Medicine staff prioritizes prevention, treatment and rehabilitiation in working with Kangaroo student-athletes. Built in 1999, the Swyden Athletics Training Facility honors the memory of former Kansas City councilman and longtime UMKC Athletics supporter Victor F. Swyden, who headed the taskforce that guided the Kangaroos from NAIA to NCAA Division I. A lifetime resident of Kansas City and a graduate of Paseo High School, Swyden was honored in 1993 with the Golden Torch Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by UMKC upon an individual. For the 2009-10 season, the UMKC Athletics Department is teaming up with the UMKC School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, under the direction of Dr. Russell D. White. The Fellowship Program will provide health care for the student-athletes by staffing the training room 3-4 days per week and will also be available to see student-athletes in need of urgent care. Members of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program will also be present at all major home sporting events and tournaments, in addition to providing assistance with any specific athletic events. Dr. George D. Harris, Dr. Meg Gibson, Dr. Billy Irons, Dr. Matt John and Dr. Emily Lott will all be serving the needs of UMKC student-athletes. Dr. Dan Gurley, meanwhile, is entering is eighth year as the Kangaroos primary orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Grant Smith serves as the team dentist for the Kangaroos.


UMKC Athletic Facilities & Departments

Swinney Recreation Center The home of UMKC Athletics, Swinney Recreation Center is also one of the finest fitness centers in all of Kansas City. Created through $14.5 million addition to the old Swinney Gymnasium, the center includes five basketball courts, four racquet ball courts, a 25-meter indoor/ outdoor pool and three exercise rooms - two weight rooms and a cardio room.

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The competition court serves as the home venue for UMKC volleyball in the fall, UMKC women’s basketball and select men’s basketball contests during the winter. It is also the main practice venue for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Kangaroo student-athletes enjoy some of the finest locker room facilities in The Summit League courtesy of a major renovation undertaken prior to the 200708 school year. Along with providing each studentathlete their own individual locker space, the facility also features a player’s lounge that includes leather couches and a big screen television. In addition, the lounge is equipped with a computer workstation with a high-speed internet connection.

Old Swinney Original Old Swinney Gymnasium, affectionately known as “Old Swinney”, which is part of the Swinney Recreation Center received a face lift in the summer of 2010. The renovation transforms the Old Swinney Gymnasium into a modern, collegiate practice facility that will better serve the student body, faculty and staff members and community members, as well as provide outstanding training opportunities for ‘Roo student-athletes. The $500,000 renovation plan calls for new basketball/volleyball court flooring and basketball standards and volleyball nets to be installed in the existing facility. The current skylights in the building will also be altered, which will allow for modified lighting to be put into place. The entire Old Swinney interior will be updated and scoreboards will be installed.

Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center The Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center was officially dedicated on Sept. 22, 2004. Led by Director of Strength, Conditioning and Sports Enhancement Trumain Carroll, the Brookfield Center is designed to help enhance UMKC student-athletes’ levels of performance while significantly reducing the chances for injuries. The benefit of performing structured strength and power training throughout the entire year will give studentathletes the opportunity to reach new levels of physical development. The center contains free weights, plus platforms, benches and machines and the latest cardiovascular equipment. In the summer of 2006, the area purchased the latest Sports Motion system to give student-athletes the video analysis needed to improve their techniques.


UMKC Athletic Facilities & Departments Municipal Auditorium

Municipal Auditorium, a building that many fans believe is the best arena in which to watch basketball, is the home of UMKC men’s basketball. The venue, which has a rich and storied basketball tradition, is now in its eighth decade in Kansas City. Municipal, which was opened in 1936, has hosted nearly every type of event - from U.S. presidential campaigns to NCAA Final Four Championships. In fact, the auditorium has hosted a total of nine NCAA Championships, which are the most of any other building in the country. The facility is also the home to the NAIA National Tournament and the MIAA Tournament. A facility upgrade included $3.5 million in renovations, encompassing new arena lighting, new seating and enhanced locker rooms for players and officials. In 2006, the facility continued its upgrades, as it replaced the playing court. Municipal Auditorium is located in the heart of downtown Kansas City and steps from the Kansas City Power & Light District. Municipal Auditorium comfortably seats 10,700 people, including 7,300 permanent upholstered seats. The Arena is one of four self-contained venues in the Municipal Auditorium, and has its own lighted marquee, box office, show office, coat check, restrooms and concessions. It is accessible from the south side of 13th Street, where visitors enter through the splendid Grand Foyer. The arena is also connected by covered walkways to the Convention Center, Conference Center, and the Auditorium Plaza Garage.

Missouri 3&2 Complex UMKC reached an agreement with the city in the fall of 2011 to play its softball games at the Missouri 3&2 Complex. Since its first season there in the spring of 2012, UMKC has added a new scoreboard and re-furbished the fences around the game field. In its first season, UMKC softball hosted the Missouri Coaches Versus Cancer Classic, and the Summit League Championships.


Plaza Tennis Center

UMKC Athletic Facilities & Departments

The UMKC men’s and women’s tennis teams practice and compete at the Plaza Tennis Center, which is located just minutes away from the UMKC campus. The Plaza Tennis Center sits next to the Country Club Plaza, the Midwest’s oldest outdoor shopping area featuring a number of unique shops, restaurants, boutiques and Spanish architecture. The facility includes 14 outdoor lighted courts, a pro shop and locker rooms. The exhibition court, adjacent to the clubhouse, features permanent and bleacher seating for about 300 spectators. The center has hosted many events, including three Big 12 and the final Big Eight Championships, NCAA Division II Nationals, the Missouri Valley’s National Qualifier Sweet 16, a USTA professional men’s satellite tournament, USA Tournament Tennis sanctioned play, USTA leagues and instructional programs. The facilty has received local, regional and national awards since its grand opening in 1996. In 1998, the United States Tennis Association named the center a USTA National Outstanding Public Tennis Facility. In 2005, it was named PTR Public Facility of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Registry. In 2007, the Plaza Tennis Center was recognized as one of the top 50 Tennis Welcome Centers in the country. UMKC Hosted the Summit League Men’s and Women’s Championships there in 2012.

St. Teresa’s Academy

Student-Athlete Support Services Office It is the mission of the Student-Athlete Support Services Office (SASSO) to provide a variety of educational support to ensure student-athletes acquire the tools to meet their academic, professional and personal goals. SASSO provides a comprehensive support unit which includes, but is not limited to the following services: academic counseling, academic mentoring, degree and NCAA eligibility monitoring, assessment, tutoring, computer access, academic and individual skill development, individualized study plans, a comprehensive Summer Bridge Program, academic workshops, knowledge of on-campus resources and Life Skill development. SASSO offers a comprehensive tutoring program available to all student-athletes. SASSO employs undergraduate and graduate student tutors to provide assistance in a variety of academic areas. The mission of the tutoring program is to provide subjectspecific support and assistance to any student-athlete with equal access for all sports. All SASSO tutoring takes place in study hall, SRC 251. Most tutoring sessions are a one-on-one meeting with a tutor and student-athlete; however, group tutoring sessions are also available. The SASSO tutoring program serves as an additional support for course material but does not supplement for class attendance. The primary focus of tutoring is the teaching of skills and strategies that support independent learning. SASSO Tutoring services are a privilege and may be revoked if abused.


Student-Athlete Support Services Office SASSO OVERVIEW:

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics

Learning Services Coordinator

The Student-Athlete Support Services Office (SASSO) provides a variety of educational support to ensure student-athletes acquire the tools to meet their academic, professional and personal goals. With a six person staff, SASSO integrates its services within the mission of UMKC and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to promote the overall development of the student-athletes. To foster the positive growth of studentathletes, SASSO provides a comprehensive support unit which includes, but is not limited to: academic counseling, academic mentoring, degree and NCAA eligibility monitoring, assessment, tutoring, computer access, academic and individual skill development, individualized study plans, a comprehensive Summer Bridge Program, academic workshops, knowledge of on-campus resources and Life Skill development. SASSO MISSION: The Student-Athlete Support Services Office (SASSO) is committed to providing student-athletes with a well rounded and diverse education. The support unit has been designed to enhance the experience of the student-athlete in the university setting by fostering independence, educational and personal values and leadership skills. The SASSO staff will continue to be innovative in meeting the education, personal and professional needs of our student-athletes while upholding the academic integrity of the university and maintaining compliance with NCAA and UMKC regulations SASSO GOALS: The goals of the Student-Athlete Support Services Office are to: • Maintain the highest level of integrity in our dedication to the acdemic, personal and professional development of student-athletes. • Ensure compliance with NCAA, WAC, and UMKC eligibility requirements, policies and procedures.

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• Inform student-athletes of the resources available to them on the UMKC campus in order to better assist them in their academic pursuits. • Provide an environment which supports the goal of graduation for all student-athletes. • Develop values which emphasize leadership, accountability, integrity, communication and inter-personal skills. • Enhance the experience of the student-athlete by providing opportunities to be involved in the University, Athletic Department and the greater Kansas City community. • Promote respect for diversity and gender equity. • Encourage the development of well-balanced life styles. • Support student-athlete initiatives through our dedication to Life Skills and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

ATHLETIC ACADEMIC POINTS OF PRIDE:

The Athletic Department boosted a cumulative GPA of 3.26 for 2012-’13.

13 of 16 teams finished the 2012-’13 with a cumulative GPA above 3.0. The top three were Women’s Cross Country at 3.65, Women’s Golf at 3.63 and Men’s Golf at 3.56. Seven teams improved their cumulative team GPA from 2010-11.

2011. This distinction is awarded to those with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and higher at the end of each year.

Sarah Meiners (Women’s Cross Country) received UMKC’s Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient Award.

139 student-athletes earned Summit League Academic All-League Honors for 2012-’13. 70 student-athletes were named Summit League Distinguished Scholars for 2012-’13. 84 student-athletes were named to the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.

During the Division I era 7 student-athletes have been named Academic AllAmericans. Most recently, Kaelene Curry (Softball 2008-2012) earned the distinction in 2011 and 2012.

55 current student-athletes received their degrees from UMKC in 2012-’13.

69 student-athletes were awarded the distinction of UMKC Scholar-Athlete for

The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is 84%, above the 81% Division I average.

The student-athletes logged hundreds of

hours of community service - participating in service with Harvesters, Morning Glory Café, Center Middle School, and Habitat for Humanity.

For 2012-2015 UMKC Athletics will receive the NCAA CHOICES Grant, a $25,000 grant to fund campus wide alcohol education.


Student-Athlete Support Services Office

‘ROO LIFE SKILLS The Roo Life Skills Program is designed to support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for UMKC’s student-athletes, encouraging holistic well-being, personal and academic growth, mature decision making skills, and a commitment to the campus and surrounding community. The Life Skills program strives to support student-athlete development in five areas: academics, athletics, personal development, career development and community service. Life Skills Programming: Performance Team - The Performance Team Programming gives student-athletes and coaches the opportunity to gather information to support a healthy lifestyle and achieve

optimum athletic performance. Career Development - Partnerships with UMKC’s Career Services and Career Athletes have been developed to best prepare current student-athletes for life after college.

leaders within the athletic department, and on campus. The group of 27 representatives meets monthly to encourage team, department and school unity, while promoting excellence and a commitment to community and campus service.

Community Service Partnerships - Community service is strongly encouraged, and UMKC Athletics feels strongly in the value of giving back to Kansas City and the UMKC campus. SASSO has formed several partnerships in the community and encourages teams and individuals to get involved. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee - UMKC’s SAAC representatives serve as

STUDENT-ATHLETES IN THE COMMUNITY The UMKC Athletics Department takes great pride in giving back to its neighbors and friends. During the 2012-13 school year, the ‘Roos outdid themselves by hosting and participating in a plethora of successful events. Service projects included: UMKC Campus Move-In Day UMKC Women’s Center Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes Thanksgiving Can Collection for Harvesters UMKC Winter Warm-Up UMKC Career Services Etiquette Dinner Relay for Life Blue and Gold Games

‘Roo Life Skills Challenge Toys for Tots Toy Collection First Downs for Down Syndrome Go Red With the ROOS & the American Heart Association Samaritans Feet Shoe Collection WBCA Pink Zone Boys & Girls Club

UMKC’s Hispanic Youth Day Animal Haven Center Middle School Special Olympics Habitat for Humanity Morning Glory Cafe

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FACTS After completing its 51st year of intercollegiate competition, the Western Athletic Conference continues to evolve and feature some of the nation’s best programs. One thing that remains unchanged is the persistent nature of the schools in the WAC to advance their programs to contend at the top levels of the NCAA. The WAC provides its student-athletes the chance to travel to scenic destinations and gain exposure in some of the nation’s most diverse markets and largest metropolitan cities. In addition, the WAC’s student-athletes work to achieve the highest levels of success with the academic support of their respective institutions. The WAC has experienced tremendous success over the years. In men’s basketball, the WAC has sent at least two teams to the NCAA Tournament in 24 of the past 29 seasons. In baseball, the WAC has boasted two national champions since 2003. In women’s basketball, the conference has had at least two teams qualify for the NCAA Tournament 10 times in 22 seasons, with a record five teams in 1998. The WAC also sent teams to three BCS football bowl games since 2006. In 2013-14, the WAC will create a new digital network to give fans streaming internet access to many of its regular season games and postseason championships including volleyball, soccer, swimming and diving, basketball, softball and baseball. The WAC is the sixth oldest among the nation’s 11 Division I-A conferences. Its history traces back to July 27, 1962, when the original six-team league of Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming began competition. The first championship was held in November 1962, when Arizona won the men’s cross country title and New Mexico followed with the first WAC football title. Arizona finished second in the NCAA College World Series and, less than three years later, Arizona State claimed the league’s first NCAA title when the Sun Devils won the College World Series trophy. Fresno State was the last WAC school to earn an NCAA team title when it won the College World Series in 2008. Since 1962, several changes have occurred. UTEP and Colorado State became members in September 1967, while Arizona and Arizona State withdrew on June 30, 1978. The WAC then added San Diego State (1978), Hawai‘i (1979) and Air Force (1980). Before 1990, the WAC sponsored championships only in men’s sports. However, a merger with the High Country Athletic Conference formed a single conference under one administrative structure, and the 1990-91 athletic year was the first in which both men and women competed under the WAC name. Fresno State was added in 1992, and then in 1996, the women’s programs from Air Force and Hawai‘i along with six new schools (UNLV, Rice, San Jose State, SMU, TCU and Tulsa) came into the WAC. Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming withdrew on June 30, 1999. Nevada (2000), Boise State (2001) and Louisiana Tech (2001) were added while TCU withdrew following the 2000-01 season. In 2005, Idaho, New Mexico State and Utah State joined the WAC after Rice, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa withdrew. Boise State withdrew prior to the 2011-12 season. In 2012, the WAC added Denver, Seattle U, UT Arlington, UTSA and Texas State. The current membership began on July 1, 2013 when the WAC added Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Kansas City, UTPA and Utah Valley to join Idaho, New Mexico State and Seattle U. The new institutions replace withdrawing members, Denver, Louisiana Tech, San Jose State, Utah State, UT Arlington, UTSA and Texas State. The WAC has had just six commissioners in its history. Paul Brechler was named the first leader of the conference and held the position from 1962-1968. He was followed by Wiles Hallock (1968-71), Stan Bates (1971-80), Dr. Joe Kearney (1980-94), Karl Benson (1994-2012) and current commissioner Jeff Hurd (2012-present). Presently, the WAC crowns team and individual champions in 19 sports – nine men’s and 10 women’s. For the men, there are championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Championships for women are held in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and volleyball. The WAC office has been located in the Denver area since the conference’s inception with the exception of a two-year stay in Phoenix from 1964-66. Debra


A decade on the move... July 1, 2005 - Idaho, New Mexico State and Utah State become official members of the WAC. November 24, 2005 - The WAC streams its first sporting event (the opening match of the volleyball tournament) via the internet using WAC.TV. September 3, 2008 - The WAC announces a contract extension with ESPN that guarantees more than 300 regular-season and 45 championship events will be aired on the ESPN networks through the spring of 2017. August 27, 2010 - The WAC and Learfield Sports announce the creation of the WAC Sports Network to enhance the coverage of football and basketball in the WAC’s media markets. July 1, 2012 – Denver, Seattle, UT Arlington, UTSA and Texas State become official members of the WAC. October 9, 2012 - The WAC Board of Directors extend invitations for membership to CSU Bakersfield and Utah Valley, effective July 1, 2013. November 27, 2012 - The WAC Board of Directors extend an invitation for membership to Grand Canyon, effective July 1, 2013. December 5, 2012 – Chicago State becomes a member of the WAC, effective July 1, 2013. December 19, 2012 – Texas-Pan American accepts an invitation to become the eighth member of the conference for the 2013-14 season. January 9, 2013 – The WAC reinstates men’s soccer. February 7, 2013 – The University of Missouri-Kansas City accepted an invitation for membership to join the conference effective July 1, 2013. June 11, 2013 – Jeff Hurd is named the sixth commissioner in league history. June 11, 2013 – WAC Board of Directors determined that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will return to Las Vegas and the Orleans Arena March 12-15, 2014. The Board also committed to the development of a strategic plan to facilitate conference growth that includes both a digital network and a new marketing/branding campaign. July 1, 2013 – CSU Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, UMKC, UT-Pan American and Utah Valley become official members of the WAC.


The Evolution of the Kangaroo

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hen choosing a mascot, the discussion usually starts with three main categories - predatory animals, historical or regional figures, or humans that represent power and strength - and ends with a collection of the usual suspects. Thanks to Walt Disney, The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Zoo, UMKC has a very unique mascot, but how exactly does the Kangaroo fit? As it turns out, quite well. In 1936, the issue of a mascot was first brought up by the editors of The University - the campus newspaper for Kansas City University. Although there were no organized intercollegiate athletics teams at the time, the newspaper staff felt that KCU’s debate team - and more importantly the school itself - deserved a unique identity. During that same year, the Kansas City Zoo purchased a pair of baby Kangaroos, and The Kansas City Star lit the fire with an article titled “Kangaroo May Go To KCU ... Student Editors Believe University Should Have A Symbol.” Others on campus were not as enthusiastic. The editors of The Crataegus - the University’s yearbook - thought that a Kangaroo was not an appropriate symbol for KCU. A proposed feature page in the 1936-37 yearbook for the The first Kangaroo emblem was deleted, sparking a tremendous amount of incarnation debate. of Kasey Kangaroo

As the debate wore on, interest from the campus community began was inked by to wane. It looked as if KCU would not adopt a mascot after all. But Marceline, Mo., native in 1937, two events would combine to indelibly link the Kangaroo Walt Disney, with the University and give the mascot a name. and featured the KCU

mascot During the student government elections in the spring semester, a the CO-OP Party adopted the Kangaroo as its official mascot, naming alongside somewhat him Kasey. With a landslide victory in April behind the slogan “Kasey more famous fits KC”, the first part of the foundation was laid. During the same rodent. month the first issue of KCU’s humor magazine - The Kangaroo - was published, with a kangaroo gracing the cover. Six months later, a kangaroo made another appearance on the cover of The Kangaroo, and although it wasn’t a solo appearance, it put a quick end to the debate over whether a kangaroo was an appropriate mascot for KCU.

Missouri native and famed cartoonist Walt Disney provided the artwork for the cover illustration, which featured Mickey Mouse shaking hands with Kasey Kangaroo. In a matter of a few years, The Kangaroo thrived while The Crataegus floundered, with the latter eventually folding. The Kangaroo became the University’s yearbook and the Kangaroo became the official mascot of Kansas City University. Kasey has undergone several changes over the years, with the most recent metamorphosis led by former UMKC Director of Athletics Tim Hall. With the help of local advertising agency Bernstein-Rein, UMKC developed a set of new athletics marks in the spring of 2008. After a community vote, the new Kangaroo logo was unveiled in May. With its aggressive snarl, the new Kangaroo capitalizes on UMKC’s mission to be an outstanding urban university while keeping mindful of the traditions established in 1937.


About UMKC

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or 81 years, the University and Kansas City have been partners and neighbors, a relationship that has enhanced the growth of both. A part of Kansas City’s thriving urban core, UMKC brings together its students and the city it calls home. The University offers an amazing education experience with top-notch faculty and skills that go directly from the classroom to the real world.

► Location ► Study What You Want ► Research Right Now ► Internships and Job Opportunities ► Diversity ► First-rate Faculty ► Campus Life ► National Recognition ► Affordability ► Home Away From Home

With 125 academic programs in 13 schools, UMKC is bound to have the one thing (or more than one thing) you want to continue learning about. Whether you have an idea of what you want to study or not, UMKC is a great place to explore your potential, putting different classes together to define what you know and who you are.

Why

choose UMKC?

UMKC By The Numbers Enrollment: 15,492 (Fall 2012)

undergraduate graduate & professional students

Enrollment breakdown: 8,740 undergraduate 5,358 graduate 1,394 dual enrolled high school

RESIDENTIAL LIFE AT UMKC

Student housing at UMKC is about more than just offering you a place to eat and sleep - it’s about your total educational experience. Whether it’s continuing a classroom discussion over pizza, or attending a discussion with faculty outside of class, we know that having a home away from home is important. Residence Life offers you a place where you can hang out with friends, learn about others and most importantly, learn about yourself. That’s why all housing is conveniently located on the west side of campus, near the University Center (and cafeteria), Swinney Recreation Center, and within easy walking distance to all other Volker campus buildings. Nearby are the Country Club Plaza and museums, and other local attractions. Downtown Kansas City, Mo., is approximately 10 minutes away by automobile (or bus).

Enrollment diversity: 57 American Indian/Alaskan 20 Native Hawaiian/Pacific 215 Multi-Ethnic 676 Hispanic 926 Non-Resident International 804 Asian/Pacific Islander 1,780 Black, Non-Hispanic 1,228 Not Identified 9,688 White

Miller-Nichols Library

Where students come from: 50 states and 73 countries Number of international students: 938 (Fall 2012)

Haag Hall

Where students live: 1,380 (Fall 2012)

THE NEW STUDENT UNION

UMKC opened a new 109,000-square-foot Student Union in August 2010. The new Union offers a bird’s eye view of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, a new 329-seat theater, a two-story bookstore, new restaurants (Chick-fil-A Express, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, SubConnection and Jazzman’s Café & Bakery) and 10,000 square-feet of space dedicated to student organizations. Located near UMKC’s residential halls at 51st and Cherry Streets, the $38.3 million Student Union features a green roof terrace and wide floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Plaza, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and UMKC’s Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field.

Henry W. Bloch Building


Kansas City

Cowtown Shmowtown Although Kansas City’s reputation outside the Midwest may be that of an agricultural cowtown, its residents know the truth. UMKC is in the middle of it all, with history, culture and entertainment options on all sides and within just a short walk or drive. Here’s just a few of the options that students at UMKC have at their disposal. The Legends at Village West boasts 1.1 million square feet of retail space and is home to more than 100 shops and restaurants. This northern shopping mecca is also located by the Kansas Speedway, Sporting Park and Community America Ballpark. The Kansas Speedway hosts major league racing events like NASCAR’s Sprint and Nationwide series. Sporting Park is home to the MLS’s Sporting KC, while Community America Ballpark is home to the Kansas City T-Bones.

Located within a short walk from the Volker Campus, The NelsonAtkins Museum of Art includes works of art from some of the great masters. The lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art resembles a badminton court with 18-ft.-tall sculptures, titled “Shuttlecocks.”

The Country Club Plaza offers 14 blocks of shopping amid beautiful Spanish architecture, fountains and statues. More than 80 miles of lights outline every building, dome and tower on the Country Club Plaza each holiday season. The Plaza is within a short walking distance from the Volker Campus. Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains with more than 200 fountains on the Plaza and in downtown KC.


Kansas City The $850 million Power & Light District is the largest new development project in the Midwest. Just steps from the Convention Center and a short drive from the Volker Campus, the Power & Light District features eight blocks of dining, nightlife and entertainment venues. Located next to the Power & Light District, the Sprint Center opened in downtown Kansas City in October 2007. The Sprint Center is a state-of-the-art, 18,500-seat arena offering marquee concerts and sporting events. Located in the Sprint Center, the College Basketball Experience celebrates college basketball by placing visitors in electrifying, game-like situations. Home to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well, UMKC had the honor of opening the CBE and held its first practice of the 2007-08 season.

Municipal Auditorium has hosted more NCAA Tournament games and more Final Fours than any other venue in the country. The UMKC men’s basketball team will play the majority of its games at this historical venue during the 2013’14 season.

Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, seats more than 79,000 on game day. The Kansas City Royals play in Kauffman Stadium, which just wrapped up a $250 million renovation. Kauffman Stadium’s unique features include a 322-foot-wide water spectacular. The water spectacular is the largest privately funded fountain in the world. Both teams play at the Truman Sports Complex.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum chronicles the history and heroes of the Negro Leagues from their founding after the Civil War to their demise in the 1960s. The first professional Negro Leagues were founded in Kansas City in 1920, just two blocks from the museum.


For more information... Contact Development Specialist Ryan McDannold @ mcdannoldr@umkc.edu or (816) 235-5952.


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Kansas City Men’s Golf Media Guide

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2014 Kansas City Men's Golf Media Guide  

2014 Kansas City Men's Golf Media Guide

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