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Campbell

Horan

Isaacson

Kirschenman

Kuehn

Radler

Wolff

Broderick

VanDenBorn

Smith


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

Abbey Campbell.............................24

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

2013 REVIEW..................25-28

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

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

2013 Season Recap........................26

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

2012-13 Season Stats & Results.. 27

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

2013 Summit League Championship Results...28

Enrollment...............................................................14,221

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

HISTORY..........................29-32

Nickname.........................................................Kangaroos

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

Honors.............................................30

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

Year-by-Year Results......................31

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

All-Time Head Coaches...............31

THE COURSES.................8-11

Records............................................32

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

Follow the ‘Roos.............................33

Loch Lloyd Country Club.............. 9

Kansas City Athletics Website.....34

Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club..10

ABOUT UMKC...............35-55

Nicklaus Golf Course at Lionsgate..10

Chancellor Leo E. Morton...........36

Director of Athletics...................................Carla Wilson

Shoal Creek Golf Course.............11

Director of Athletics Carla Wilson..37

Faculty Athletics Representative.......Ken Ferguson

Where They’ve Played...................11

Senior Administrative Staff...........38

COACHES & STAFF.......12-14

Head Coaches.................................39

Director of Golf J.W.VanDenBorn...13

Training Staff....................................40

WOMEN’S GOLF INFORMATION

Head Coach Brianna Broderick.. 14

Strength & Conditioning...............41

Director of Golf...................................J.W. VanDenBorn

Support Staff....................................15

Athletics Facilities....................42-45

PLAYER PROFILES........16-24

SASSO........................................46-47

Emily Isaacson.................................17

About the WAC.......................48-49

Head Coach.......................................Brianna Broderick

Abbie Horan....................................18

Evolution of the Kangaroo...........50

Alma Mater, Yr........................................Michigan, 2007

Susan Kirschenman........................19

About UMKC..................................51

Micah Radler...................................20

Kansas City................................52-53

Kailee Kuehn...................................21

Roo Club Athletic Fund................54

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

Madison Wolff.................................22

WAC Golf........................................55

Newcomers.........................................................................3

Mackenzie Black.............................23

Back Cover......................................57

Founded...................................................................... 1933

Mascot.................................................... Kasey Kangaroo Colors.......................................................... Blue and Gold Affiliation................................................ NCAA Division I Conference.......................................... Western Athletic Chancellor..................................................Leo E. Morton

Athletics Department Phone..............816-235-1036

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

2013 Conference Review......2nd of 10/960 strokes

CREDITS The 2014 Kansas City Women’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 women’s golf team . 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 matching the best showing in school history with a second place finish at the 2013 Summit League Championship, the 2014 Kansas City women’s golf team will look to take the final step to a conference title as they ready for their first season in the Western Athletic Conference. This season Head Coach Brianna Broderick and the ‘Roos return three regulars from last season’s lineup and four total student-athletes, while bringing in two freshmen and a junior and welcoming back a returning junior.

SENIOR Senior Emily Isaacson enters her fourth season in the Blue & Gold where she will lead the squad as the team’s lone senior. In her four years, the Topeka, Kan., native holds the fourth lowest scoring average in school history at 80.19, while earning a spot on the First Team All-Summit League a season ago.

JUNIORS Joining Isaacson as returning upperclassmen are two three-year ‘Roos, Susan Kirschenman and Micah Radler. The Huxley, Iowa, native Kirschenman has already left her name all over the UMKC record book in her two plus years of action, holding the second spot on the career stroke list at 78.42, while holding four of top-10 lowest tournament

scores in school history. Last season, she earned First Team AllSummit League honors after being named to the second team as a freshman.

Radler, meanwhile, also is in her third season at Kansas City, currently holding an 81.17 stroke average, good for eighth best in the history of UMKC, while her season stroke averages from her first two season rank as 20th and 22nd, respectively. Entering her second season for the Kangaroos is Iowa State transfer Abbie Horan. Last season, the Antioch, Ill., native posted an average of 86.07 over 15 rounds and this season sits at 83.44 over nine rounds for the ‘Roos.

NEWCOMERS Joining the three returners in the junior class is newcomer Madison Wolff. The Kansas City native enters her first season with the ‘Roos after helping Redlands Community College to the 2012 National Championship and holds an 81.60 average over 15 rounds this season. Making their collegiate debuts for the Blue & Gold are a pair of freshman newcomers, Mackenzie Black and Abbey Campbell. Black came to Kansas City out of Independence High School in Independence, Iowa, where she was a First Team All-State selection as a freshman, junior and a senior. This season Black has registered

an 82.44 stroke average over nine rounds for UMKC. Campbell, meanwhile, joins the ‘Roos out of Garden City, Kan., where she was named all-conference and all-area in each of her four seasons. Through 15 rounds this season, Campbell has posted an average score of 80.13. Returning to the ‘Roos for her second season is junior Kailee Kuehn. Kuehn, who is redshirting this season, has posted a career average of 83.33 over nine rounds as a freshman.

SCHEDULE The ‘Roos open up championship play at the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational on Mar. 7-9 before taking part in the Jackrabbit Invitational on Mar. 17-18 and UALR Women’s Golf Classic on Mar. 24-25. After the ‘Roos spring event, the squad will then wrap-up the 201314 season when they head to Mesa, Ariz., for their inaugural trip to the WAC Women’s Golf Championship. “The WAC Championship will be a great conference for us to continue on the path we are headed on,” Broderick said. “We are excited to establish new rivalries and looking forward to the competition that the WAC produces from its programs.”

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2013-14 Kansas City Women’s Golf Schedule Chip-N Club Invitational Lincoln, Neb. (Wilderness Ridge Golf Course) Hosted by Nebraska - Sep. 9-10 7th of 13 teams (941, +77) Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational Manhattan, Kan. (Colbert Hill Golf Course) Hosted by Kansas State - Sep. 23-24 11th of 15 teams (991, +127) UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational Kansas City, Mo. (Shoal Creek Golf Clu) Hosted by Kansas City - Sep. 30-Oct. 1 3rd of 9 teams (927, +63) MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial Springfield, Mo. (Rivercut Golf Course) Hosted by Missouri State - Oct. 14-15 11th of 17 teams (944, +80) Blue Raider Invitational Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Old Fort Golf Course) Hosted by Middle Tennessee State - Oct. 21-22 13th of 15 teams (941, +77) Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational Rio Verde, Ariz. (White Wing Golf Club) Hosted by Western Michigan - Mar. 7-9 Jackrabbit Invitational Primm, Nev. (Primm Valley Golf Club) Hosted by South Dakota State - Mar. 17-18 UALR Womens Golf Classic Hot Springs, Ark. (Diamante Country Club) Hosted by UALR - Mar. 24-25 Gary Crossley Ford Kansas City Shootout Kansas City, Mo. (Shoal Creek Golf Club) Hosted by Kansas City - Apr. 7-8 WAC Championship Mesa, Ariz (Longbow Golf Course) Hosted by WAC - April 25-27 NCAA Division I Regional TBD (TBD) Hosted by TBD - May 7-9 NCAA Division I Championship Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa Country Club) Hosted by Tulsa - May 20-23

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2013-14 Kansas City Women’s Golf Roster Name Mackenzie Black Abbey Campbell Abbie Horan Emily Isaacson Susan Kirschenman Kailee Kuehn Micah Radler Madison Wolff

Ht. 5-8 5-9 5-3 5-6 5-5 5-8 5-0 5-6

Director of Golf: J.W. VanDenBorn

Yr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown/High School (Previous College) Independence, Iowa/Independence Garden City, Kan./Garden City Antioch, Ill./Lakes Community (Iowa State) Topeka, Kan./Washburn Rural Huxley, Iowa/Ballard Senior Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley West Fayetteville, Ark./Fayetteville Kansas City, Mo./Kearney (Redlands CC)

Head Coach: Brianna Broderick Volunteer Assistant Coach: Andy Smith

The Kangaroos

By Class: Senior (1): Isaacson Junior (5): Horan, Kirschenman, Kuehn, Radler, Wolff Sophomore (0): - Freshman (2): Black, Campbell

By State: Arkansas (1): Radler Illinois (1): Horan Iowa (2): Black, Kirschenman Kansas (3): Campbell, Isaacson, Kuehn Missouri (1): Wolff

Back Row (L-R): Head Coach Brianna Broderick, Kailee Kuehn, Abbey Campbell, Mackenzie Black, Madison Wolff,Volunteer Assistant Coach Andy Smith. Front Row (L-R): , Micah Radler, Emily Isaacson, Susan Kirschenman, Abbie Horan.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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...

The Kangaroos have routinely played a national schedule year-in-and-year-out during Head Coach Brianna Broderick’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-12 schools on a regular basis. The squad has played in 14 different states during Coach Broderick’s five-year run as the head coach of the ‘Roos.

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J.W. VanDenBorn Director of Golf • 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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Brianna Broderick Head Coach • Richmond, Mo. • Michigan, 2007 Brianna Broderick is entering her fifth season as the head coach of the UMKC women’s golf program. The Richmond, Mo., native joined the ‘Roos after serving as the assistant women’s golf coach at Kent State during the 2008-09 school year. In 2012-13, Broderick oversaw the ‘Roos match their best finish in school history with a runner-up finish in the 2013 Summit League Championship with Emily Isaacson earning all-tournament honors in the process. During the regular season, Isaacson and Susan Kirschenman were each named to the First Team All-Summit League, while Taylor Fisher garnered Second Team honors. Academically, Kirschenman and Isaacson were named to the Summit League Academic All-League Team, while the duo, along with Micah Radler were honored as WGCA All-American Scholars. Four ‘Roos, meanwhile, were named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence, while five were named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, including one Distinguished Scholar. During the 2011-12 season, Broderick guided the Knagaroos to a third place results at the 2012 Summit League Championships with a three-round score of 916 that included a school record final round of 299. Under her watch, Taylor Fisher garnered her third consecutive all-league recognition and her second consecutive first team selection, while Susan Kirschenman was named to the Second Team in her first season as a ‘Roo. Academically, six UMKC linksters were named Distinguished Scholars on the Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team. In the 2010-11 season, Broderick led the ‘Roos to a fifth place finish in The Summit League Championships with Fisher earning First Team all-League honors and Kati Scholten earning Second Team all-League honors under her guidance. Scholten, meanwhile, was named The Summit League Golfer of the Week after finishing as the individual medalist at the Wichita State Spring Invitational. Academically, five ‘Roos earned Academic all-League recognition and four were named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. During her first season in Blue and Gold, Broderick guided UMKC to a topthree finish at the 2010 Summit League Women’s Golf Championship, which was the program’s second straight top-three showing. Additionally, a pair of student-athletes - Chelsea Cadwell and Fisher - earned Second Team all-Summit League honors. Broderick also coached the ‘Roos to the top two single round scores in school history in back-to-back rounds during the 2009-10 campaign. UMKC fired a school record total of 300 during the final round of the Jackrabbit Invitational on March 16 before firing a 301 during the first 18 holes of the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic on March 22 in North Carolina. The ‘Roos also excelled in the classroom under Broderick’s guidance as a pair of student-athletes were named NGCA All-American Scholars. The program also had four of its five golfers earn Summit League Academic all-League honors and it had three student-athletes named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. In 2012, her team was ranked 19th in the country in GPA. Prior to moving to Kansas City, Broderick helped lead the Golden Flashes to their 11th straight Mid-American Conference Championship and NCAA Regional appearance during her lone season in Kent. She also coached three players - Kirby Dreher, Mercedes Germino and Martina Gavier - to First Team all-MAC honors, while Dreher also earned honorable mention all-America recognition by Golfweek and MAC Player of the Year honors. Germino, meanwhile, was tabbed as the MAC Freshman of the Year.

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Broderick also coached three student-athletes that earned NGCA All-American Scholar honors and two student-athletes that were named to the 2009 Women’s Golf Academic All-MAC team. Prior to joining the KSU coaching staff, Broderick spent eight months as the Boatwright Intern for the United States Golf Association. As the Junior Golf Coordinator for the Kansas City Junior Tour, she was responsible for the promotion, scheduling and planning of the Tour events. Broderick’s coaching career began at Michigan, her alma mater, where she served as an undergraduate assistant coach for four months while completing her degree. A standout player at the University of Michigan from 2003-07, Broderick was a two-time all-Big Ten selection, earning first team honors in 2005 and a second team nod in 2007. During her four years at U-M, Broderick did not miss a single tournament, as she played and started 47 straight events for the Wolverines. Broderick, who was ranked among Golf Week’s Top-50 Players in 2005, helped Michigan to nine team titles during her career in Ann Arbor, and she led her squad to a pair of NCAA Central Regional appearances (2005, 2007). She finished her career with a 77.19 scoring average, which ranks second all-time in U-M golf history, and tallied 23 top-20 finishes, 14 top-10 finishes and seven top-five finishes in Maize and Blue. On the national scene, Broderick advanced to three United States Women’s Amateur Championships & the USGA U.S. Public Links from 2004-06. As a prep, Broderick was the 2001 and 2002 Kansas City Female Metro Player of the Year at Richmond High School. The threetime Missouri state champion also earned MSHSAA First Team all-State honors in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and was selected to the 2000 all-Metro First Team by the Kansas City Star. She also received the 2000 Harry Devine Award for being the outstanding junior golfer in the KCGA and was named the 2002 Midwest Section PGA Player of the Year. Additionally, Broderick competed at the 2001 and 2002 United States Girls Junior Championship and at the Missouri Junior Championship, where she was the medalist in 2002, a runner-up in 2001 and placed seventh in 2000. Broderick graduated from Michigan in December 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies.

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Andy Smith Volunteer Assistant Coach

Shelby Brown

Sam Mitchell

Nik Busch

Head Athletic Trainer

Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant Coach

Assistant Sports Information Director

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Emily Isaacson 5-6 • Senior • Topeka, Kan. • Washburn Rural HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. Rds. Strk. Avg. Low T-10’s T-20’s 10-11 28 2334 83.37 77 - 1 11-12 25 1957 78.28 73 1 5 12-13 32 2525 78.91 72 3 4 13-14 12 962 80.17 75 - 1 Totals 97 7778 80.19 72 4 11 Fall 2013 -- Holds an 80.17 stroke average over 12 rounds and 962 strokes with a low round of 75… recorded one top-20 finish, coming in a tie for 11th at the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational (76-80-75=231) on Sep. 30-Oct. 1… tied for 53rd at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational (81-87-83=251) on Sep. 23-24… tied for 60th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (8680-77-243) on Oct. 14-15… tied for 57th at the Blue Raider Invitational (80-81-76=237) on Oct. 21-22. 2012-13 -- Averaged a 78.91 over 32 rounds with a low round of 72... named to the First Team All-Summit League… named to The Summit League Academic All-League Team… named to The Summit League Championship All-Tournament Team… honored as a WGCA All-American... named to the Summit League Academic Honor Roll and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence... season average ranks 11th in school history, while career average ranks fourth (80.19)… registered three top-10’s and four top-20 finishes... finished with the low score on the team three times... finished a team best third at The Summit League Championship with a 235 (78-85-72), including a round of 72, tied for seventh lowest in school history… tied for 10th at the Kangaroo Invitational with a 234 (7878-78)… tied for 39th at the UALR Golf Classic 245 (84-81-80) and tied for 47th with a 255 (93-80-82) at the Jim West Challenge… tied for 50th at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge 234 (74-79-81)… fired a 225 (7774-74) to finish tied for 10th at the Golfweek Program Challenge, tying the sixth lowest 54-hole score in school history... carded a 226 (79-74-73) to place tied for 27th at the Johnie Imes Invitational, tying the eighth lowest 54-hole score in school history... finished the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational in a tie for 37th with a 155 (76-79), tied for the ninth lowest 36-hole score in school history… finished in a tie for 12th at the MSU/ Payne Stewart Memorial with a 229 (80-75-74)... shot a 251 (86-79-86) to place 58th at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational... closed out the fall with a 236 (74-82-80) at the Blue Raider Invitational. 2011-12 -- Posted a 78.28 scoring average over 25 rounds… shot a low round of 73… recorded one top-10 finish and five top-20’s… finished with a teamlow score at one event... finished with the 10th lowest scoring average in The Summit League… currently holds the fourth lowest career scoring average in UMKC history at 80.96… 78.28 scoring average ranks as the sixth lowest in UMKC history… helped UMKC to five of the 11 lowest single round scores and six of the 10 lowest 54-hole tournament scores in school

history… tied for eighth with a team-low 227 (75-7775) at the 2012 Summit League Championships, tied for the ninth lowest 54-hole score in UMKC history... shot a 229 (74-77-78) to place 31st at the Golfweek Program Championship… shot a 241 (80-79-82) to tie for 46th at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational… shot a 230 (80-73-77) to tie for 40th at the Johnie Imes Invitational… shot a 236 (78-80-78) to tie for 20th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial... finished 39th with a 241 (79-83-79) at the 2012 Islander Classic... carded a 235 (80-77-78) to finish tied for 11th at the Jackrabbit Invitational... placed tied for 74th with a 238 (77-81-80) at the UALR Golf Classic... shot an 80 at the Indiana Invitational to finish tied for 44th... named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. 2010-11 -- Posted an 83.36 scoring average over 28 rounds... recorded one top-20 finish after tying for 19th at the WSU Spring Invitational with a 164 (4/12)... finished with a fall-low 243 at the Marilyn Smith Sunflower Invitational (9/28)... shot a career-low round of 77 at the same event (9/27)... finished in a tie for 48th with a career-low 240 at the Jackrabbit Invitational (3/15)... fired a second round 79 at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (10/18)... ended season in a tie for 26th at The 2011 Summit League Championships with a 246, including a final round 77 (4/19)... tied for 63rd with a 249 at the AmericanBank Islander Classic (3/1) and 92nd with a 254 at the UALR Golf Classic... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team...honored as a Distinguished Scholar by The Summit League... named to the National Golf Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar team. High School -- Four-time all-city honoree... finished among the top-20 at the Kansas State Tournament three times in her career... was the individual runner-up at the state meet as a senior, while helping her team to a second place finish... won the medalist honor at the 2009 Regional Championship, while helping WRHS to the team title... also was the champion at the Centennial League Tournament... placed 19th at the state tournament as a freshman in 2006 and ninth in 2008 as a junior... her performances helped Washburn Rural to Regional Championships in both seasons... four-year letterwinner... also was a member of the High Honor Roll. Personal -- Born on Oct. 13, 1991... majoring in business administration.

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Abbie Horan 5-3 • Junior • Antioch, Ill. • Lakes Community HS (Iowa State)

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. 12-13

Fall 2013 -- Holds an 83.44 stroke average over nine rounds and 751 strokes with a low round of 78… tied for 43rd at the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational (83-92-86=261) on 9/30-10/1… finished in a tie for 73rd at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (8380-85=248) on 10/14-15… closed out the fall season in a tie for 65th at the Blue Raider Invitational (8278-82=242) on 10/21-22.

Rds. Strk. 15

1291

Avg. 86.07

Low T-10’s T-20’s 76

-

-

13-14 9 751 83.44 78 -

-

Totals

-

24

2042 85.08

76

-

MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial with a 255 (88-78-79). Iowa State -- Redshirted. High School -- Shot average rounds of 81 as a freshman (76 low round), 76 as a sophomore (73), 74 as a junior (71) and 73 as a senior (68)... named conference and team MVP all four years... served as team captain final three seasons... was a three-time AllState selection and four-time AllDistrict selection... named Class of 2010 Female Athlete MVP... finished fourth in AA State Tournament in 2008 and 2009... twotime qualifier for US Girl’s Junior Championships and US Women’s Public Links Championship... qualified for the PGA Junior Championship in 2008.

2012-13 -- Averaged an 86.07 over 15 rounds with a low round of 76... named to the Summit League Academic Honor Roll... tied for 26th at the Kangaroo Invitational with a 245 (86-76-83)… tied for 62nd at the UALR Golf Classic with a 254 (81-89-84)… finished 90th at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge with a 267 (90-7998)… finished 71st at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitaional with a Personal -- Born Aug. 10, 1992... 270 (85-91-94), her first collegiate daughter of Bill and Debbie event... finished tied for 70th at the Horan... majoring in business.

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Susan Kirschenman 5-5 • Junior • Huxley, Iowa • Ballard Senior HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. Rds. Strk. Avg. Low T-10’s T-20’s 11-12 22 1728 78.55 71 1 1 12-13 32 2518 78.69 75 3 5 13-14 15 1165 77.67 70 2 3 Totals 69 5411 78.42 70 6 9 Fall 2013 -- Holds a 77.67 stroke average over 15 rounds and 1165 strokes with a low round of 70… 70 at the Blue Raider Invitational on 10/21 is tied for the fourth lowest round in school history, while her 72 at the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational on 10/1 is tied for eighth… recorded a pair of top-10 finishes, coming in fourth at the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational (76-76-72=224) on 9/30-10/1, tying for the sixth lowest round in school history and coming in sixth at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (76-74-73=223) on 10/14-15, tying for the third lowest 54-hole score in school history… added a third top-20 finish, placing in a tie for 14th to close out the fall season at the Blue Raider Invitational (76-70-80=226) on 10/21-22, tying for the 10th lowest 54-hole score in school history… opened up the fall tying for 36th at the Chip-N-Club Invitational (79-85-76=240) on 9/9-10 and tying for 56th at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational (86-79-87=252) on 9/23-24. 2012-13 -- Averaged a 78.69 over 32 rounds with a low round of 75... named to the First Team AllSummit League… named to The Summit League Academic All-League Team… honored as a WGCA All-American... named to the Summit League Academic Honor Roll and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence... season average ranks ninth in school history, while career average ranks second (78.63)… recorded three top-10’s and five top-20 finishes… fired the lowest score on the team in the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational with a 235 (80-75-80) to tie for 16th and the Blue Raider Invitational with a 227 (75-76-76) to finish tied for 20th... recorded three straight top-10 finishes, tying for seventh at the UALR Golf Classic 232 (81-75-76), coming in fifth at the Kangaroo Invitational 229 (75-77-77) and tying for 10th at The Summit League Championship 244 (82-7884)… finished the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational in a tie for 32nd with a 154 (77-77), tied for the seventh lowest 36-hole score in school history… recorded the low score on the team in the first five tournaments of the spring, including finishing tied for 32nd in the Jim West Challenge (248 (82-82-84), tied for 38th in the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge 231 (75-78-78), shot a 245 (80-79-86) at the Golfweek Program Challenge to place in a tie

for 51st and a 233 (77-77-79) at the Johnie Imes Invitational to place in a tie for 52nd... finished in a tie for 39th with a 240 (86-75-79) at the MSU/ Payne Stewart Memorial. 2011-12 -- Posted a 78.55 scoring average over 22 rounds… shot a low round of 71… carded one top-10 finish, one top-20 finish and one round at or below par... finished with a team-low score in one event... finished with the 12th lowest scoring average in The Summit League… 78.55 ranks as the eighth lowest singles season average in UMKC history... 71 at the UALR Golf Classic is tied for the fifth lowest round in UMKC history... 225 (71-7579) at the UALR Golf Classic is the sixth lowest 54-hole score in UMKC history... helped UMKC to five of the 11 lowest single round scores and six of the 10 lowest 54-hole tournament scores in school history… shot a 232 (76-80-76) to tie for 34th at the Golfweek Program Championship… shot a 239 (81-78-80) to tie for 67th at the Johnie Imes Invitational… shot a 235 (77-78-80) to tie for 17th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial... carded a 235 (78-79-78) at the 2012 Islander Classic to finish tied for 29th... finished with a 247 (84-81-82) at the Jackrabbit Invitational to tie for 35th... finished tied for seventh with a 75 at the Indiana Invitational. ended the season with a 240 (77-85-78) to finish 32nd at the 2012 Summit League Championships... named Second Team All-Summit League... named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team. High School -- Named the Iowa 3A Player of the Year by the IHSGCA as a sophomore and junior... is the No. 1 ranked junior player in the state of Iowa... 44 time medalist during her three seasons at Ballard Senior High School... was the individual medalist at the Iowa 3A State Tournament in 200708 and 2008-09 and the was runner-up in 2009-10 and 2010-11... finished second at the 2008 Iowa Class 1A State Coed and 5th in 2010... was the 2008 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year. Personal -- From Huxley, Iowa... majoring in communicatons with a minor in business.

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Kailee Kuehn 5-8 • Junior • Overland Park, Kan. • Blue Valley West HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. 11-12

Rds. Strk. 9

Avg.

750

83.33

Low T-10’s T-20’s 79

-

-

13-14 - - - - - Totals

9

750

83.33

2013-14 -- Redshirted.

All-League Team.

2012-13 -- Pursued academic

High School -- Served as Team

ventures.

Captain as a senior... named First

79

-

-

Team all-East Kansas League in her 2011-12 -- Posted an 83.33 scor-

final season at Blue Valley West...

ing average over nine rounds…

finished as the Ladies Club Cham-

shot a low round of 79… helped

pion at the Nicklaus Golf Club

UMKC to five of the 11 lowest

at Lionsgate in 2010... helped the

single round scores and six of the

Jaguars to top-10 finishes in the

10 lowest 54-hole tournament

Kansas 6A State Championship

scores in school history… shot a

all four years, including a runner-

244 (83-82-79) to tie for 55th at

up finish as a sophomore... was a

the Golfweek Program Champion-

four-time Eastern Kansas League

ship… shot a 252 (85-86-81) to

Scholar Athlete.

tie for 81st at the Johnie Imes Invitational… shot a 254 (85-80-89)

Personal -- Born on Oct. 27,

to tie for 48th at the MSU/Payne

1992... brother Korbin was a

Stewart Memorial... named a Dis-

member of the UMKC men’s golf

tinguished Scholar on The Summit

team... majoring in health sciences.

League Winter/Spring Academic

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Micah Radler 5-0 • Junior • Fayetteville, Ark. • Fayetteville HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr. Rds. Strk. Avg. Low T-10’s T-20’s 11-12 16 1298 81.13 75 1 1 12-13 32 2601 81.28 76 2 2 13-14 15 1215 81.00 76 - Totals 63 5114 81.17 75 3 3 Fall 2013 -- Holds an 81.00 stroke average over 15 rounds and 1215 strokes with a low round of 76… opened the fall tying for 40th at the Chip-N-Club Invitational (87-7678=241) on 9/9-10 and tying for a team-high 43rd at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational (80-81-86=247) on 9/23-24… tied for 23rd at the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational (76-79-84=239) on 9/30-10/1 and tied for 60th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (83-80-80=243) on 10/14-15… closed out the fall tying for 71st at the Blue Raider Invitational (82-80-83=245) on 10/21-22. 2012-13 -- Averaged an 81.28 over 32 rounds... average ranks 22nd in school history… honored as a WGCA All-American... named as a Distinguished Scholar on the Summit League Academic Honor Roll and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence... ended the season eighth in UMKC history in scoring average (81.23)…carded two top-10’s and two-top-20’s… tied for sixth at The Summit League Championship with a 243 (80-79-84) and tie for 10th at the Kangaroo Invitational with a 234 (81-76-77)… tied for 32nd at the Jim West Challenge with a 248 (82-82-84)… tied for 59th with a 253 (88-8283) at the UALR Golf Classic… tied for 82nd at the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational with a 163 (78-85) and 84th at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge with a 250 (82-84-84)… opened the fall with a 242 (80-81-81) at the Golfweek Progam Challenge to finish in a tie for 46th... carded a 252 (83-87-82) at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational to place in a tie for 59th... finished in a tie for 71st at the Johnie Imes Invitational with a 240 (81-81-78) and in a tie for 41st with a 241 (83-81-77) at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial... close out the fall with a 235 (76-80-79) at the Blue Raider Invitational.

2011-12 -- Posted an 81.13 scoring average over 16 rounds… shot a low round of 75… recorded one top-10 and one top-20… finished with the 29th lowest scoring average in The Summit League… 81.13 season scoring average ranks 17th in UMKC history... helped UMKC to five of the 11 lowest single round scores and six of the 10 lowest 54-hole tournament scores in school history… shot a 234 (75-81-78) to tie for 27th at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational… shot a 241 (82-77-82) to tie for 72st at the Johnie Imes Invitational… shot a 230 (77-76-77) to tie for seventh at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial... finished tied for 59th with a 253 (82-84-87) at the 2012 Islander Classic... carded a 258 (8784-87) to finish tied for 62nd at the Jackrabbit Invitational... tied for 57th with an 82 at the Indiana Invitational... named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team. High School -- Four-time all-state and allconference selection... was the co-medalist in the Arkansas State Tournament as a junior... placed fourth as both a freshman and a sophomore in state meet, while finishing third as a senior... led team to state and conference titles in each of her four season... named the 2010 Northwest Arkansas Times Golfer of the Year... presented an award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement by the Board of Education... featured on the cover of Vype magazine in 2009... served as the Vice President of her Senior Class. Personal -- Born on Dec. 7, 1992... parents Hug and LuLong played golf at The University of Tulsa... brother Sawyer plays golf at Arkansas State... majoring in urban planning and design.

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Madison Wolff 5-6 • Junior • Kansas City, Mo. • Kearney HS (Redlands CC)

CAREER STATISTICS Yr.

Rds. Strk.

Avg.

Low T-10’s T-20’s

13-14 15 1224 81.60 74

-

1

Totals

-

1

15

1224 81.60

Fall 2013 -- Holds an 81.60

the 2012 National Championship

stroke average over 15 rounds and

and a runner-up finish in 2013...

1224 strokes with a low round of

qualified for the U.S. Women’s

74… recorded one top-20 finish,

Amateur Public Links National

tying for a team-best 14th in the

Championship in New Jersey.

74

season opener at the Chip-N-Club Invitational (79-75-74) on 9/9-

High School -- Was a state quali-

10… finished 68th at the Marilynn

fier all four seasons at Kearney...

Smith Sunflower Invitational (91-

was district medalists as a sopho-

81-87=259) on 9/23-24 and tied

more and a junior... become the

for 31st at the UMKC Kangaroo

first girl in school history to break

Fall Invitational (82-80-80=242)

80 in 2009... shot a school record

on9/30-10/1… closed out the sea-

one under 71 in 2010... finished

son in a tie for 77th at the MSU/

23rd in the state championship in

Payne Stewart Memorial (84-89-

2010, a school record, while also

77=25) on 10/14-15 and tied for

setting the nine-hole record (35).

71st at the Blue Raider Invitational (80-77-88=245) on 10/21-22.

Personal -- Born June 18, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo. ... daughter of Jack

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2011-12 and 2012-13 at Red-

and Tonya Wolff... has one sibling,

lands CC -- Helped Redlands to

Morgan... majoring in business.

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Mackenzie Black 5-8 • Freshman • Independence, Iowa • Independence HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr.

Rds. Strk.

Avg.

Low T-10’s T-20’s

13-14 9 742 82.44 78 -

-

Totals

-

9

742

82.44

Fall 2013 -- Holds an 82.44

Conference all four seasons...

stroke average over nine rounds

finished as the runner-up at the

and 742 strokes with a low round

Iowa 4A State Championship as a

of 78… opened the season ty-

junior and a senior and ninth as a

ing for 49th at the Chip-N-Club

freshman... holds school records

Invitational (83-82-82=247) on

for lowest 36 hole score (153), 18

9/9-10… tied for 43rd at the

hole score (74) and lowest nine

UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational

hole score (34), lowest stroke

(82-80-80=242) on 9/30-10/1…

average and most wins in a season

closed out the fall tying for 71st at

and a career.

78

-

the Blue Raider Invitational (8077-88=245) on 10/21-22.

Personal -- Born July 11, 1995 in Waterloo, Iowa... daughter of

High School -- Named First

Chris and Jennifer Black... father

Team All-State as a freshman,

Chris is a professional golfer... ma-

junior and senior and Second

joring in business.

Team as a sophomore... named First Team All-District and All-

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Abbey Campbell 5-9 • Freshman • Garden City, Kan. • Garden City HS

CAREER STATISTICS Yr.

Rds. Strk.

Avg.

Low T-10’s T-20’s

13-14 15 1202 80.13 72

1

1

Totals

1

1

15

1202 80.13

Fall 2013 -- Holds an 80.13

10/14-15 and tied for 59th at the

stroke average over 15 rounds and

Blue Raider Invitational (78-79-

1165 strokes with a low round of

82=239) on 10/21-22.

72

72… recorded a top-10 finish at the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invita-

High School -- Named all-con-

tional (79-72-78=229), tying for

ference and First Team all-area all

fifth on 9/30-10/1, registering a 72

four years... finished third at the

in round two, tied for the eighth

Kansas 6A State Championship as

lowest round in school history…

a senior, while recording a top-10

tied for 42nd at the Chip-N-Club

finish as a sophomore.... lowered

Invitational (77-80-85=242) to

her scoring average all four years,

open the season on 9/9-10… tied

with an average of 78.9 as a senior.

for a team best 43rd at the Mari-

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lyn Smith Sunflower Invitational

Personal -- Born Jan. 13, 1995 in

(81-83-83=247) on 9/23-24…

Garden City, Kan. ... daughter of

closed out the season tying for

Wes and Debbie Campbell... has

66th at the MSU/Payne Stewart

two siblings, Lindsay and Kristin...

Memorial (82-78-85=245) on

majoring in nursing.

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Four ‘Roos Notch Top-10’s As Kansas City Finishes Third At Kangaroo Invitational Four Kangaroos finished in the top-10, helping the Kansas City women’s golf team to a tie for third place at the Kangaroo Invitational at the Shoal Creek Golf Club. The ‘Roos, who entered the third round in fourth place, fired the low score of the final round and quickly climbed to third where they finished with at 929 (311-308-310). Sophomore Susan Kirschenman led the ‘Roos in the event, finishing fifth at +13, with back-to-back birdies on the par three third and par four sixth, the second and third holes of her round. Taylor Fisher was the second ‘Roo to finish in the top five, coming in ninth at +16, while Emily Isaacson tied for 10th after settling for an eagle on the par five ninth, narrowly missing a double eagle. Micah Radler was the final ‘Roo to finish in the top-10, tying Isaacson at +18, while freshman Charter Lawson recorded her first top-20 finish of her career, coming in tied for 19th. Sophomore Abbie Horan, meanwhile, rounded out the Kansas City lineup in a tie for 26th. Three ‘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 two golfers on the women’s first team in Emily Isaacson and Susan Kirschenman. Isaacson enters the championships with a 78.97 stroke average and a low round of 73 on the year. Kirschenman was named to the allleague second team last season and has a 78.41 average on the year. Taylor Fisher (80.04), meanwhile, was named to the Second Team. ‘Roos Finish As Runners-Up At Summit League Championship The Kansas City women’s golf team matched their best finish in school history at The Summit League Championship, finishing as the runner-up to North Dakota State on Wednesday afternoon at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller, Texas. Junior Emily Isaacson led the ‘Roos in the event, finishing in third position and earning all-tournament honors. Isaacson, who carded the ‘Roos low round of the tournament with a final round 72, opened up with a pair of birdies on the front nine, before finishing with two more over the final four holes. Sophomore Micah Radler wrapped-up the tournament as the ‘Roos next best finisher, tying for sixth after a final round that included a birdie on the par five 15th. Fellow sophomore Susan Kirschenman was the final ‘Roo in the top-10, tying for 10th, while senior Taylor Fisher tied for 12th in her final event as a ‘Roo.

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Isaacson And Kirschenman Named To Summit League Academic All-League Team Kansas City golfer Emily Isaacson and Susan Kirschenman were each named to The Summit League Academic AllLeague Team after a vote by the nine institution’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors, the league announced today. Isaacson was named first team all-league and to the all-tournament team this season after ranking sixth in the league in stroke average at 78.91. She finished third at the league championship (235) and has a 3.85 GPA as a business administration major. Kirschenman was named first team all-league and ranks third in the league with a 78.69 average. She is a communications studies major with a 3.57 GPA. Four ‘Roo Linksters Named To Commissioner’s List Of Academic Excellence, Five To Academic Honor Roll Women’s linksters Taylor Fisher, Emily Isaacson, Susan Kirschenman and Micah Radler 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. Women’s golf had one student-athlete named to the Distinguished Scholar list and five total named to the Honor Roll, including Radler (DS), Abbie Horan, Emily Isaacson, Susan Kirschenman and Taylor Fisher. Three ‘Roos Honored As NGCA All-American Scholars The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholars for Division I, II & III were announced today with a total of 644 women’s collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor, including ‘Roos Emily Isaacson, Micah Radler and Susan Kirschenman. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, as a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required. Kirschenman Rockets Up The Leaderboard As ‘Roos Finish Third Junior Susan Kirschenman and freshman Abbey Campbell each recorded top-five finishes to lead the Kansas City women’s golf team to a third place finish at the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational at Shoal Creek Golf Course. Kirschenman led the ‘Roos on the final day, carding a final round 72 that included an eagle on the par five ninth, tying her for the seventh lowest round in school history and helping the squad to a 305, tied for the 10th lowest round in school history. Playing as an individual, Campbell tied for fifth firing one birdie in her final round, while senior Emily Isaacson climbed to an 11th place finish with a third round 75, including a birdie on the eighth. Junior Micah Radler was the ‘Roos next lowest finisher in 23rd, while Mackenzie Black and Madison Wolff tied for 31st in the event. Abbie Horan rounded out the lineup, finishing in a tie for 48th playing as an individual.

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City Women’s Golf Results City 2012-13 Kansas 2012-13 STROKE AVERAGES Golf Name Rounds Susan Kirschenman 32 Emily Isaacson 32 Taylor Fisher 29 Micah Radler 32 Charter Lawson 26 Abbie Horan 15 Sandra Lee 3 Team 32

Strokes 2518 2525 2326 2601 2136 1291 270 10153

Average 78.69 78.91 80.21 81.28 82.15 86.07 90.00 317.28

Low Round 75 72 73 76 78 76 84 305

Top-10’s 3 3 1 2 4

Top-20’s 5 4 2 2 1 11

Rounds at or Below Par 1 -

Tournament Results FALL RESULTS Golfweek Program Challenge Pawley’s Island, S.C. (Golfweek Magazine) Sep. 9-11, 2012 - Caledonia Golf & Fish Club 12th of 12 teams/960 strokes (319-317-324) t10. Emily Isaacson t46. Micah Radler t51. Susan Kirschenman 55. Taylor Fisher 58. Charter Lawson

77-74-74=225 80-81-81=242 80-79-86=245 82-83-83=248 82-86-86=254

Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational Lawrence, Kan. (Kansas) Sep. 24-25, 2012 - Alvamar Golf Course 13th of 13 teams/979 strokes (332-322-325) t16. Susan Kirschenman t39. Taylor Fisher 58. Emily Isaacson t59. Micah Radler 71. Abbie Horan

80-75-80=235 84-81-77=242 86-79-86=251 83-87-82=252 85-91-94=270

Johnie Imes Invitational Columbia, Mo. (Missouri) Oct. 1-2, 2012 - The Club at Old Hawthorne t13th of 19 teams/930 strokes (314-309-307) t27. Emily Isaacson t52. Susan Kirschenman t52. Taylor Fisher t71. Micah Radler t71. Charter Lawson

79-74-73=226 77-77-79=233 77-79-77=233 81-81-78=240 81-79-80=240

MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial Springfield, Mo. (Missouri State) Oct. 15-16, 2012 - Rivercut Golf Course 7th of 15 teams/935 strokes (319-305-311) t12. Emily Isaacson t31. Taylor Fisher t33. Charter Lawson

80-75-74=229 78-77-81=236 78-78-81=237

t39. Susan Kirschenman t41. Micah Radler

86-75-79=240 83-81-77=241

t70. Abbie Horan t88. Sandra Lee

88-78-89=255 96-90-84=270

Blue Raider Invitational Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Middle Tennessee State) Oct. 22-23, 2012 - Old Fort Golf Course t13th of 18 teams/928 strokes (306-307-315) t20. Susan Kirschenman t56. Micah Radler t61. Emily Isaacson t65. Taylor Fisher 87. Charter Lawson

75-76-76=227 76-80-79=235 74-82-80=236 85-73-80=238 81-78-90=249

SPRING RESULTS Jim West Challenge Blanco, Texas (Texas State) Feb. 17-18 - Vaaler Creek Golf Club 11th of 12 teams/989 strokes (330-330-329) t32. Susan Kirschenman t32. Micah Radler t32. Charter Lawson t47. Taylor Fisher t47. Emily Isaacson

82-82-84=248 82-82-84=248 81-86-81=248 85-88-82=255 93-80-82=255

Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge Miami Lakes, Fla. (Maryland) Feb. 25-26 - Shula’s Golf Club 14th of 16 teams/957 strokes (315-320-322) t38. Susan Kirschenman t50. Emily Isaacson 84. Micah Radler 85. Charter Lawson 90. Abbie Horan

75-78-78=231 74-79-81=234 82-84-84=250 84-89-79=252 90-79-98=267

Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational Rio Verde, Ariz. (Western Michigan)

Mar. 8-10 - White Wing Golf Club 14th of 17 teams/622 strokes (310-312) t32. Susan Kirschenman t37. Emily Isaacson t43. Taylor Fisher t74. Charter Lawson t82. Micah Radler

77-77=154 76-79=155 82-74=156 79-82=161 78-85=163

UALR Womens Golf Classic Hot Springs, Ark. (UALR) Mar. 25-26 - Diamante Country Club t9th of 14 teams/964 strokes (333-314-317) t7. Susan Kirschenman t28. Taylor Fisher t39. Emily Isaacson t59. Micah Radler t62. Abbie Horan

81-75-76=232 87-76-78=241 84-81-80=245 88-82-83=253 81-89-84=254

Kangaroo Invitational Kansas City, Mo. (Kansas City) Apr. 8-9 - Shoal Creek Golf Club 3rd of 10 teams/929 strokes (311-308-310) 5. Susan Kirschenman 9. Taylor Fisher t10. Emily Isaacson t10. Micah Radler t19. Charter Lawson

75-77-77=229 77-77-78=232 78-78-78=234 81-76-77=234 81-78-81=240

t26. Abbie Horan

86-76-83=245

Summit League Championship Keller, Texas (The Summit League) Apr. 22-24 - Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club 2nd of 9 teams/960 strokes (315-328-317) 3. Emily Isaacson t6. Micah Radler t10. Susan Kirschenman t12. Taylor Fisher t25. Charter Lawson

78-85-72=235 80-79-84=243 82-78-84=244 75-88-82=245 90-86-79=255

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2013 Summit League Championship

Team 1. North Dakota State 2. Kansas City 3. IUPUI 4. Omaha 5. Western Illinois 6. Oakland 7. South Dakota State 8. Fort Wayne 9. South Dakota

Rd. 1 307 315 330 322 340 336 345 345 355

Rd. 2 312 328 327 333 333 335 340 343 345

Rd. 3 330 317 317 324 324 330 338 354 352

Total 949, +85 960, +96 974, +110 979, +115 997, +133 1001, +137 1023, +159 1042, +178 1052, +188

2013 Summit League Awards First Team Amy Anderson, North Dakota State, Sr. Morgan Fitts, South Dakota State, Sr. Alanna Gerber, Oakland, Sr. Emily Isaacson, Kansas City, Jr. Susan Kirschenman, Kansas City, So. Second Team Ana Fernandez de Mes, IUPUI, Fr. Taylor Fisher, Kansas City, Sr. Kassandra Komma, Oakland, Jr. Lauren Kuss, IUPUI, Sr. Yuri Otsuka, IUPUI, So.

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Championship MVP Amy Anderson, NDSU Newcomer of the Championship Ana Fernandez de Mesa, IUPUI Coach of the Year Matt Johnson, NDSU All-Tournament Team Amy Anderson, NDSU Emily Brink, WIU Ana Fernandez de Mesa, IUPUI Morgan Fitts, SDSU Emily Isaacson, UMKC

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Honors and Year-by-Year

ATHLETIC HONORS First Team All-League Year ........ Individual...... Place (Strokes) 1999........... Erin Shinafelt.................1st (232) .................... Teresa Kleffner..........t2nd (238) 2000........... Jessica Bennett.......... t5th (243) 2001........... Heather Mize...............5th (246) 2002........... Mindy Merrifield........5th (235) 2003........... Rachel Maruno...........5th (240) 2009........... Kelsey Kipp...................3rd (159) 2011........... Taylor Fisher................................- 2012........... Taylor Fisher................................- 2013........... Emily Isaacson....................- ................ Susan Kirschenman...........- Second Team All-League Year ........ Individual ......Place(Strokes) 1998........... Carey Farmer...............7th (167) .................... Erin Shinafelt...............8th (168) .................... Teresa Kleffner............9th (170) 1999........... Carey Farmer...............8th (246) 2002........... Nicole Ross...................9th (242) 2003........... Nicole Ross...............t10th (250) .................... Jackie Wagner.........t10th (250) 2004........... Traci Patterson.......... t6th (245) 2006........... Brittnay Hofer..............8th (233) 2007........... Danielle Zejdlik......... t9th (243) 2009........... Chelsea Cadwell....... t8th (162) .................... Madison Maddox..... t8th (162) 2010........... Chelsea Cadwell........................- .................... Taylor Fisher................................- 2011........... Kati Scholten..............................- 2012........... Susan Kirschenman...........- 2013........... Taylor Fisher................................- League Player of the Year 1999............................................ Erin Shinafelt League Newcomer of the Year 2003............................................Nikki Pflibsen All-Tournament Team 2013..........................................Emily Isaacson ACADEMIC HONORS WGCA All-American Scholar 2002................................................Nicole Ross 2003................................................Nicole Ross

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................................................... Jackie Wagner 2004.......................................... Jackie Wagner 2005........................................Danielle Zejdlik 2006..........................................Whitney Davis 2007..........................................Whitney Davis 2008..........................................Whitney Davis 2009......................................Chelsea Cadwell .........................................................Kelsey Kipp 2010......................................Chelsea Cadwell .............................................Madison Maddox 2011....................................Madison Maddox ................................................ Emily Isaacson 2012....................................Madison Maddox ...................................... Emily Isaacson ......................................... Micah Radler ...................................................Rachel Mulkey 2013............................... Emily Isaacson .............................. Susan Kirschenman ......................................... Micah Radler Academic Honor Roll 1998................................................Melissa Ihle ....................................................... Molly Leddy 1999................................................Melissa Ihle ....................................................... Molly Leddy 2002............................................ Colby Garner .............................................. Mindy Merrifield .........................................................Nicole Ross 2003........................................Katie Houlehan .................................................. Traci Patterson .........................................................Nicole Ross .................................................Jackie Wagnera 2004......................................... Traci Patterson ................................................... Jackie Wagner 2005......................................... Traci Patterson ................................................. Lauren Phlegar .................................................Danielle Zejdlik 2006..........................................Whitney Davis .......................................................Katie Dugan 2007..........................................Whitney Davis ...............................................Cherise Erickson .............................................. Mary Beth Fisher .................................................Jessica Fleming .................................................Danielle Zejdlik 2008..........................................Whitney Davis ....................................................... Jessie Kosch ..................................................... Sally Meiners .................................................Patricia Randall 2009......................................Chelsea Cadwell .............................................. Mary Beth Fisher

.........................................................Kelsey Kipp .............................................Madison Maddox 2010......................................Chelsea Cadwell ....................................................... Jessie Kosch .............................................Madison Maddox ..................................................... Kati Scholten 2011..............................Emily Isaacson* ....................................................... Jessie Kosch .............................................Madison Maddox ..................................................... Kati Scholten 2012..............................Emily Isaacson* ............................ Susan Kirschenman* ....................................... Kailee Kuehn* ...........................................Madison Maddox* .................................................Rachel Mulkey* ....................................... Micah Radler* 2013..............................................Taylor Fisher ..........................................Abbie Horan ...................................... Emily Isaacson .............................. Susan Kirschenman ....................................... Micah Radler* * - Distinguished Scholar Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence 2006........................................Danielle Zejdlik 2007..........................................Whitney Davis .............................................. Mary Beth Fisher .................................................Danielle Zejdlik 2008..........................................Whitney Davis .............................................. Mary Beth Fisher 2009..................................... Mary Beth Fisher 2010......................................Chelsea Cadwell ....................................................... Jessie Kosch .............................................Madison Maddox 2011......................................Chelsea Cadwell ....................................................... Jessie Kosch .............................................Madison Maddox ..................................................... Kati Scholten 2012....................................Madison Maddox ...................................... Emily Isaacson 2013..............................................Taylor Fisher ...................................... Emily Isaacson .............................. Susan Kirschenman ......................................... Micah Radler Academic All-League 2013....................... Susan Kirschenman .....................................Emily Isaacscon

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Conference Year-by-Year Review Year ...................................Place .........................................................................Strokes 1998............................................ 2nd (4)............................................................................... 676 (343-333) 1999............................................ 2nd (4)....................................................................... 965 (316-319-330) 2000............................................ 2nd (5)....................................................................... 997 (340-326-331) 2001............................................ 3rd (5)....................................................................1,033 (354-338-341) 2002............................................ 3rd (5)....................................................................... 962 (316-320-326) 2003............................................ 2nd (5)....................................................................... 992 (324-331-337) 2004............................................ 4th (5)....................................................................1,028 (355-338-335) 2005............................................ 4th (5)....................................................................1,012 (332-342-338) 2006............................................ 4th (6)....................................................................... 956 (321-319-316) 2007............................................ 4th (6)....................................................................... 984 (319-333-332) 2008............................................ 8th (10)..................................................................1,027 (343-357-327) 2009............................................ 2nd (10)............................................................................ 657 (331-326) 2010............................................ 3rd (10)..................................................................... 971 (339-315-317) 2011............................................ 5th (10)..................................................................... 950 (323-318-309) 2012............................................ 3rd (10)..................................................................... 916 (308-309-299) 2013............................................ 2nd (9)....................................................................... 960 (315-328-317)

All-Time Head Coaches

Bob Benzer 1992-97

Mike Rhoades 1997-2008

Courtney Mahon 2008-2009

Brianna Broderick 2009-p

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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. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Name Taylor Fisher Taylor Fisher Kati Scholten Rachel Mulkey Kelsey Kipp Emily Isaacson Erin Shinafelt Susan Kirschenman Susan Kirschenman Taylor Fisher Emily Isaacson Chelsea Cadwell Taylor Fisher Brittnay Hofer Madison Maddox Rachel Maruno Brittnay Hofer Kati Scholten Rachel Maruno Micah Radler Madison Maddox Micah Radler

Year 2010-11 2011-12 2010-11 2011-12 2008-09 2011-12 1998-99 2011-12 2012-13 2009-10 2012-13 2009-10 2012-13 2005-06 2011-12 2002-03 2006-07 2009-10 2001-02 2011-12 2009-10 2012-13

Rds. Strokes 26 1997 25 1922 15 1166 25 17951 30 2348 25 1957 23 1803 22 1728 32 2518 32 2521 32 2525 32 2543 29 2326 26 2090 22 1771 24 1935 24 1943 31 2514 19 1541 16 1298 28 2275 32 2601

Avg. 76.81 76.88 77.73 78.04 78.27 78.28 78.39 78.55 78.69 78.78 78.91 79.47 80.21 80.38 80.50 80.63 80.96 81.10 81.11 81.13 81.25 81.28

Career Scoring Average Leaders (Minimum 40 Rds.) Name Taylor Fisher Susan Kirschenman Kati Scholten Emily Isaacson Rachel Maruno Brittnay Hofer Chelsea Cadwell Micah Radler Madison Maddox Erin Shinafelt Katie Houlehan Nicole Pflibsen Traci Patterson Teresa Kleffner Sally Meiners Nicole Ross Carey Farmer Jessica Fleming Amy Harder Jessie Kosch Jackie Wagner

Years 2009-13 2011-p 2009-11 2010-p 2001-03 2004-07 2008-12 2011-p 2008-12 1995-99 2002-06 2002-04 2001-05 1997-2000 2006-09 1999-2003 1995-99 2006-09 2003-07 2007-11 2001-05

Rds. Strokes 112 8766 69 5411 46 3680 97 7778 43 3476 75 6078 77 6248 63 5114 110 8963 83 6947 54 4528 49 4123 79 6651 47 3966 71 5994 79 6759 81 6936 62 5326 100 8591 80 6951 77 6712

Avg. 78.27 78.42 80.00 80.19 80.84 81.04 81.14 81.17 81.48 83.70 83.85 84.14 84.19 84.38 84.42 85.56 85.63 85.90 85.91 86.89 87.17

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Top-10 Single Round Team Scores Strokes Tournament 1. 299 Summit League Championship 2. 300 Jackrabbit Invitational 300 Johnie Imes Invitational 4. 301 UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic 301 UALR Golf Classic 6. 303 Jackrabbit Invitational 303 Wichita Spring Invitational 8. 304 MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial 304 UALR Golf Classic 10. 305 Chip-N-Club Invitational 305 MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial 305 UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational

Date 4/24/12 3/16/10 10/3/11 3/22/10 3/26/12 3/15/11 4/12/11 10/17/11 3/27/12 9/16/08 3/15/12 10/1/13

Top-10 36-Hole Tournament Scores Strokes Tournament 1. 622 Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational 2. 626 UMKC Kenneth Smith Classic 3. 627 UMKC Kenneth Smith Classic 4. 636 Minnesota Invitational 5. 637 Wichita State Invitational 6. 638 UMKC Kenneth Smith Classic 7. 639 UMKC Kenneth Smith Classic

Date 3/8-10/13 10/18-19/04 10/26-27/98 9/12-13/98 4/11-12/11 10/16-17/06 10/21-22/02

8. 9. 10.

640 644 646

Illinois State Redbird Classic UMKC Kenneth Smith Classic UMKC Kenneth Smith Classic

Top-10 54-Hole Tournament Scores Strokes Tournament 1. 914 UALR Golf Classic 2. 916 Summit League Championship 3. 917 Jackrabbit Invitational 4. 919 Jackrabbit Invitational 5. 923 Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational 6. 926 Johnie Imes Invitational 926 MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial 8. 925 Chip-N-Club Invitational 9. 927 Marilyn Smith/Sunflower Invitational 927 Golfweek Program Championship 927 UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational

9/4-5/98 10/22-23/01 10/17-18/05 Date 3/26-27/12 4/23-24/12 3/15-16/10 3/14-15/11 9/27-28/11 10/3-4/11 9/27-28/11 9/15-16/08 9/22-23/08 9/11-13/11 9/30-10/1/13

Individual Records

Top-10 Single Round Individual Scores Strokes Tournament 1. 68 Brittnay Hofer UALR/North Texas Classic 2. 69 Taylor Fisher Jackrabbit Invitational 69 Kati Scholten Wichita Spring Invitational 4. 70 Kelsey Kipp UALR Women’s Golf Classic 70 Susan Kirschenman Blue Raider Invitational 6. 71 Chelsea Cadwell Jackrabbit Invitational 71 Susan Kirschenman UALR Golf Classic 8. 72 Erin Shinafelt Murray State Classic 72 Nikki Pflibsen ORU Battle at the Lake 72 Kelsey Kipp ORU Invitational 10/6/08 72 Taylor Fisher Wolverine Invitational 72 Taylor Fisher Marilyn Smith/Sunflower Inv. 72 Taylor Fisher Bob Hurley/ORU Shootout 72 Taylor Fisher Jackrabbit Invitational 72 Madison Maddox WSU Spring Invitational 72 Rachel Mulkey Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Inv. 72 Taylor Fisher UALR Golf Classic 72 Rachel Mulkey Summit League Championship 72 Emily Isaacson Summit League Championship 72 Abbey Campbell UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational 72 Susan Kirschenman UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational Top-10 36-Hole Tournament Individual Scores Strokes Tournament 1. 145 Kati Scholten WSU Spring Invitational 2. 149 Erin Shinafelt UMKC Kenneth Smith 3. 150 Erin Shinafelt Murray State Classic 4. 152 Erin Shinafelt Illinois State Classic 152 Brittnay Hofer UMKC Kenneth Smith 6. 153 Brittnay Hofer UMKC Kenneth Smith 7. 154 Brittnay Hofer NIU Springlake Invitational 154 Susan Kirschenman Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational 9. 155 Erin Shinafelt Bradley Fall Classic 155 Nicole Ross UMKC Kenneth Smith 155 Brittnay Hofer UMKC Kenneth Smith 155 Emily Isaacson Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational

Date 3/26/07 3/15/10 4/12/11 3/30/09 10/21/13 3/16/10 3/26/12 9/28/98 10/6/03 9/12/10 9/27/10 10/4/10 3/15/11 4/12/11 9/28/11 3/26/12 4/24/12 4/24/13 9/30/13 10/1/13 Date 4/11-12/11 10/26-27/98 9/27-28/98 9/5-6/98 10/18-19/04 10/17-18/05 3/10-11/06 3/8-10/13 10/19-20/98 10/21-22/02 10/16-17/07 3/8-10/13

Top-10 54-Hole Tournament Individual Scores Strokes Tournament Date 1. 219 Taylor Fisher Jackrabbit Invitational 3/14-15/11 2. 221 Kelsey Kipp UALR Women’s Golf Classic 10/30-31/09 3. 223 Taylor Fisher Jackrabbit Invitational 3/15-16/10 223 Taylor Fisher UALR Golf Classic 3/26-27/12 223 Susan Kirschenman MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial 10/14-15/13 6. 224 Brittnay Hofer UALR/North Texas Classic 3/26-27/07 224 Susan Kirschenman UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational 9/30-10/1/13 8. 225 Susan Kirschenman UALR Golf Classic 3/26-27/12 225 Emily Isaacson GolfWeek Program Challenge 9/9-11/12 10. 226 Taylor Fisher Golfweek Program Championship 9/11-13/11 226 Rachel Mulkey Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational 9/27-28/1 226 Emily Isaacson Johnie Imes Invitational 10/1-2/12 226 Susan Kirschenman Blue Raider Invitational 10/21-22/13

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Chancellor Leo E. Morton

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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