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TABLE OF CONTENTS Athletics Department Directory................................... 3 NSU President........................................................................ 4 Director of Athletics............................................................ 5 Athletics Highlights............................................................ 6 2010-11 NSU Bowling Team Coaching Staff.................................................................... 8 2010-11 Schedule............................................................. 9 2010-11 Roster.................................................................10 2010 -11 Season Outlook.............................................11 Returning Players............................................................12 Newcomers.......................................................................14 2009 -10 Statistics...........................................................15 MEAC Bowling History of The MEAC......................................................17 2010 -11 Preseason Predictions.................................18 2009 -10 MEAC Review.................................................19 About Norfolk State University NSU Overview..................................................................20 NSU Timeline....................................................................21 About Hampton Roads.................................................22 NSU Strength & Conditioning....................................24 NSU Athletics Administration.....................................25 NSU Athletics Foundation...........................................27

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY 2010-11 WOMEN’S BOWLING MEDIA GUIDE

Norfolk State University 2010-11 Women’s Bowling

Quick Facts

University Information

Location....................................................................Norfolk, Va. Founded.................................................................................1935 Enrollment.............................................................Nearly 7,000 Mascot............................................................................ Spartans School Colors......................................................Green & Gold Affiliation......................................................... NCAA Division I Conference.....................Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Acting President..............................................Dr. Kim Luckes Athletics Director............................................ Marty L. Miller Athletics Phone...............................................(757) 823-8152 Ticket Office......................................................(757) 823-9009

Sports Information

SID......................................................................... Matt Michalec Email........................................................ mmichalec@nsu.edu Bowling Contact......................................................Mike Bello SID Phone..........................................................(757) 823-2628 SID Fax................................................................(757) 823-8218 Cell........................................................................(814) 602-6678 Email...............................................................mjbello@nsu.edu Mailing Address.......... NSU Office of Sports Information 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504 Website...............................................www.nsuspartans.com

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: .......................................Wilhelmenia Harrison Alma Mater: .................................................Norfolk State ‘84 Record at NSU: .........................................181-272 (6th Year) Assistant Coach: . .......................................Aundray Darden Alma Mater:...................................................Virginia State ‘90 Bowling Office: ..............................................(757) 823-8152 Bowling Fax: ...................................................(757) 823-2566

Team Information The 2010-11 NSU Bowling Media Guide was written, edited and produced by the NSU Sports Information Office, director Matt Michalec and assistant Mike Bello. Editorial assistance was provided by Craig Cotton and Marty Miller. Photography was provided by Jerry S. Altares, Mark’s Digital Photography and NSU Marketing Services.



2009-10 Overall Record: ............................................. 67-56 2009-10 MEAC Record/Finish: . ............................................ ................................................ 14-10/2nd (Southern Division) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: ..................................... 6/2 Newcomers: ............................................................................... 3

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ATHLETICS DIRECTORY

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Administration and Support Staff

Director of Athletics: Marty L. Miller.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8152 Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. Carray Banks.............................................................................................................................................................................................823-2421 Assoc. AD for Internal Operations/SWA: Sherie Cornish Gordon...................................................................................................................................................................823-8404 Assoc. AD for External Operations/NSUAF Executive Director: Craig Cotton............................................................................................................................................823-2667 Assoc. AD for Development: Karen Holmes...........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8645 Assoc. AD for Student Services: Alisha Tucker......................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2337 Asst. AD for Sports Medicine: Meghan Antinarelli..................................................................................................................................................................................823-9547/8997 Asst. AD for Business Operations: Jamar Ross.......................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2105 Asst. AD for Strength and Conditioning: Reese Bridgman...............................................................................................................................................................................823-2187 Asst. AD for Academic Support: Jacqueline Nicholson.....................................................................................................................................................................................823-8751 Sports Information Director: Matt Michalec..........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2628 Asst. Sports Information Director: Mike Bello.......................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2628 Compliance Coordinator: Derrick Coles..................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2337 Academics Coordinator: Sherese Parker.................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8170 Head Assistant Athletic Trainer: Jessica Cole.............................................................................................................................................................................................823-9547/8997 Assistant Athletic Trainer: Nicole Dietrich..................................................................................................................................................................................................823-9547/8997 Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Brian Maurer.............................................................................................................................................................................823-2187 Administrative Specialist: Michelle MacFarlane...................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8152 Equipment Manager: William Wright.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2022 Asst. Equipment Manager: Nate Bell........................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2022 Cheerleading Coach: Carmen Harris........................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8200 Administrative Specialist/Football: Shirley Brooks..............................................................................................................................................................................................823-8824 NSUAF Administrative Specialist: Chelsea Hall.....................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8692

Men’s Coaches

Baseball: Claudell Clark, Head Coach.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8196 Asst. Coaches: A.J. Corbin/Quentin Jones.........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-9533 Basketball: Anthony Evans, Head Coach.................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8934 Asst. Coaches: Robert Jones/Larry Vickers/Kelvin Hawkins............................................................................................................................................................823-9192/2840 Cross Country: Kenneth Giles, Head Coach...........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8801 Asst. Coaches: Wycliffe Rotich/Harry Freeman................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8801 Football: Pete Adrian, Head Coach............................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8824 Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Line: Rod Holder.................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8779 Asst. Coach/Defensive Coordinator: Mark DeBastiani..................................................................................................................................................................................823-2582 Asst. Coach/Defensive Line: Mark Thurston.....................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8758 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs: Marco Butler......................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2495 Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks: Steve Canter...........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2570 Asst. Coach/Wide Receivers: Paul Macklin........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8824 Asst. Coach/Tight Ends: Joe Blackwell................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8824 Asst. Coach/Defensive Assistant: C.J. Fayton....................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8824 Tennis: Matthew Halfpenny, Head Coach...............................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8821 Asst. Coach: Torrie Browning..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8821 Track and Field: Kenneth Giles, Head Coach..........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8801 Asst. Coaches: Serge Bengono/Harry Freeman...............................................................................................................................................................................................823-2104 Asst. Coaches: Wycliffe Rotich/Brandon Tynes................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8801

Women’s Coaches

Basketball: Debra Clark, Head Coach.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8441 Asst. Coaches: Lashondra Dixon-Gordon/Kenny Edwards..............................................................................................................................................................823-2132/8456 Bowling: Wilhelmenia Harrison, Head Coach........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8152 Asst. Coach: Aundray Darden................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8152 Cross Country: Ronda Berard, Head Coach............................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2104 Asst. Coaches: Wycliffe Rotich/Harry Freeman................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2104 Softball: Heidi Cavallo, Interim Head Coach..........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8194 Asst. Coach: Amanda Haverman...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8343 Tennis: Matthew Halfpenny, Head Coach...............................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8821 Asst. Coach: Torrie Browning..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8821 Track and Field: Ronda Berard, Head Coach..........................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2104 Asst. Coaches: Serge Bengono/Harry Freeman...............................................................................................................................................................................................823-2104 Asst. Coaches: Wycliffe Rotich/Brandon Tynes................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8801 Volleyball: Brandon Duvall, Interim Head Coach.................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2804 Asst. Coach: Dave Albaugh.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2804

Miscellaneous

Football Press Box...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-2628 Basketball Press Row......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8195 Softball Press Box............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-0056 Baseball Press Box...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-8196 Ticket Office.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................823-9009

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NSU PRESIDENT KIM LUCKES

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im Luckes (LEW-kus), J.D., the acting president of Norfolk State University, previously served as the liaison to the NSU Board of Visitors and assistant to the president. Luckes holds a bachelor’s degree from Elizabeth City State University and a juris doctor degree from North Carolina Central University’s School of Law. Additionally, she is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina, Class XII (2005) and has participated in the Mabel Parker McLean Women’s Leadership Development Forum of the United Negro College Fund, Inc. (April 2004). A native of Newport News, Va., Luckes brings more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education to Norfolk State. Prior to NSU, she served as executive vice president at Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C. As executive vice president, she was responsible for the areas of institutional effectiveness, personnel management, and strategic planning and assessment. Additionally, Luckes was responsible for the day-to-day operations at Saint Augustine’s College. Before assuming the position of executive vice president, she held the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Augustine’s. In that role, Luckes was responsible for the oversight and execution of education policy; supervision of programs of instruction of faculty and instructional budgets, and faculty and staff effectiveness and development. Luckes has also held several higher education administration positions at Hampton University, serving as the director of Human Resources and Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost. She serves and takes great pride in her volunteer work as a peer evaluator with the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (2005-2009). Highlights from her career include the following: • Member, Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Operations Committee, Raleigh, N.C. • Member, Society of Human Resource Management • Member, Chief Academic Officers’ Task Force, Council of Independent Colleges • Member, College and University Personnel Association • Member, Association of College Administration Professionals • Member, Kid’s Voting North Carolina Wake County Board of Directors • Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. • Recipient of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Distinguished Alumni Award (2009) • Recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award from the City of Newport News (1995) • Recipient, Outstanding Educational Support Award from the City of Hampton (1994) • Nominee, Governor’s Emergency Medical Services Award, Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Emergency Medical Services (1993) • Recipient, Distinguished Leadership Award, The United Negro College Fund, Inc. (1990)



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AD Marty Miller Marty Miller has been called

many things during his tenure at Norfolk State University. Some have called him a rock. Others have referred to him as one of Norfolk State’s greatest ambassadors. Regardless of the label, what’s clear is that Miller has served his alma mater in various capacities for nearly 40 years, providing NSU with stability in times of need. His professional career at Norfolk State has included stints in the areas of financial aid, career services, student affairs and athletics. After winning more than 700 games as the school’s baseball coach, Miller was named NSU’s acting athletics director on December 16, 2004. He was appointed to the permanent athletics director post on March 18, 2005. Early in Miller’s tenure, he was confronted with many challenges, the biggest one being the hiring of a football coach. Miller and his search committee worked during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to find a football coach. The hard work paid off when the decision was made to hire Pete Adrian from Bethune-Cookman. With approval of then-President Dr. Marie V. McDemmond, Adrian became the first white head coach in any major sport at NSU and the second ever in MEAC football history. Shortly thereafter, with help from alumni, fans, friends and the Department of Facilities Management, the athletics department was able to raise funds to renovate and purchase new equipment for the weight room. In 2007, the school completed a major renovation of the NSU Softball Field, which included the installation of new team dugouts and a press box. Bleacher renovations to Joseph Echols Hall were completed for the 200809 basketball season. A new track surface is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2010. Another highlight of his tenure as athletics director includes NSU capturing the last six Talmadge Layman Hill awards, given annually to the top men’s sports program in the conference. NSU has received a total of $145,000 for winning the awards. Miller was also presented in March 2006 with the Tom Fergusson Memorial Award, given annually to the area’s top sportsman by the Norfolk Sports Club. Miller is no stranger to winning. His career record as baseball coach was 718-543-3. Miller first started making a name for himself as a player at NSU from 1965-68. He hit .380 as a sophomore; .438 with eight doubles, two triples, three homers and 27 RBI as a junior; and .406 as a senior, when he became the first Spartan player to be named an NCAA College Division All-American. Miller was an All-CIAA baseball selection in 1967 and 1968, and led the nation in doubles in 1968. Miller graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1969. An ROTC member in college, Miller was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after he graduated. While on active duty, Miller was signed by the Minnesota Twins. Miller returned to his alma mater in 1972 as an assistant to baseball

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NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY 2010-11 WOMEN’S BOWLING MEDIA GUIDE coach Bob Andrews. The next season, Miller inherited the headcoaching job, which he held until early in 2005. Miller is the winningest baseball coach in CIAA history, having led the Spartans to a 584-374-3 record in their years in the league. Miller’s ledger in the CIAA includes 17 conference championships, including seven in a row from 1987-93; 12 post-season appearances; 15 CIAA Coach of the Year awards; six All-Americans and 22 players signed to pro contracts. He also won the 1980 NAIA District 19 Coach of the Year award after his team won the District 19 title. Between 1993-97, Miller won five consecutive Louisville Slugger Awards, given to championship coaches. He was one of a select few baseball coaches to receive the award for five consecutive years. In 1997, NSU honored Miller by building the Marty L. Miller Baseball Field. One year later, Miller led NSU to the MEAC Tournament championship round in the Spartans’ first year in the league. He was named the MEAC Coach of the Year in 2000, and NSU reached the championship round again in 2001. The year 2003 was also a special one for Miller. In February, Miller was inducted into the CIAA’s John B. McLendon Hall of Fame. In May, Miller earned his 700th career win with the Spartans when sixth-seeded NSU upset No. 2 Delaware State in the MEAC tournament. In August, Miller the player was honored as one of eight inductees into the Norfolk State University Athletics Foundation Sports Hall of Fame. To top it off, Miller was inducted into the Hampton Roads African American Sports Hall of Fame in November 2010, the third of his career. Miller, a native of Danville, Va., serves on the Norfolk Sports Club Board of Directors and is scheduled to become its president for 2011. Miller was also elected to serve on the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Honors Court beginning in 2009. He and his wife Liz have one son, Marty Eric, a former NSU outfielder.




NSU ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS

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Nor folk State University

Athletics Five-Year Highlights (2005-Present)

The Norfolk State University intercollegiate athletics program has experienced unprecedented success at the NCAA Division I level during the past five years (2005-10). This period of progress has been highlighted by improvements in virtually every area critical to transforming the NSU athletics program into a highly competitive program that will consistently challenge for Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and NCAA Division I championships. The catalyst for these advancements has been Marty Miller, who was appointed athletics director at NSU in December 2004. Miller believes that the mission of the athletics program is an extension of the mission of Norfolk State University. He places an emphasis on areas that impact the welfare of student-athletes. Improving graduation rates, gender equity, and the retention of student-athletes are equally, if not more important, than winning conference and national championships. However, the initiatives designed to enhance the student-athlete experience and improve the overall administrative process have been successful due to the achievements of the teams and individual athletes. Perhaps the biggest achievement came in early 2009, when the athletics department was recertified to receive NCAA accreditation for the next 10 years. By achieving certification status, NSU is considered to be operating its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the NCAA’s Division I membership. Numerous staff and coaching hires have been made to enhance the department’s efficacy. New personnel have been hired in the areas of academic support, compliance, business operations and development to meet the growing demand in those departments. A host of new head coaches joined the staff signaling new beginnings in several sports. They included Pete Adrian (Football), Claudell Clark (Baseball), Anthony Evans (Men’s Basketball), Heidi Cavallo (Softball), and Wilhelmenia Harrison (Bowling). Kenneth Giles (Men’s Track) and Ronda Berard (Women’s Track) were promoted from interim to full-time head coaches in their respective sports. Giles’ cross country and track teams have dominated the MEAC. Adrian has orchestrated the steady progress of the football team, which came within a game of capturing its first MEAC title in 2007. Evans led the Spartans to the MEAC Tournament championship game in his second year. Clark and Cavallo helped guide their teams to runner-up finishes at the MEAC championships in their respective sports in 2008. Harrison guided the bowling team to its first MEAC Southern Division regular-season championship in 2008-09 and the No. 19 national ranking in 2009-10. The accomplishments of NSU student-athletes in the classroom since 2005 have been equally impressive. The number of athletes annually named to the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team has steadily increased, and now numbers 40 or more each year.



Tennis player Stepanka Velebova (left) is presented with the 2009 Scholar Athlete of the Year Award by NSU Professor Dr. Norma Brumage. Velebova was one of 42 NSU members of the 2009 MEAC All-Academic Team.

The following is a list of accomplishments and improvements the NSU athletics program has experienced since 2005. Academics • Had 36 student-athletes (sophomores or higher) named to MEAC All-Academic team (min. GPA: 3.0) in 2005-06 • Had 34 student-athletes (sophomores or higher) named to MEAC All-Academic team (min. GPA: 3.0) in 2006-07 • Had 42 student-athletes (sophomores or higher) named to MEAC All-Academic team (min. GPA: 3.0) in 2007-08 and 2008-09 • Had 40 student-athletes (sophomores or higher) named to MEAC All-Academic team (min. GPA: 3.0) in 2009-10 • Increased student-athlete graduation success rate from 40% to 60% • Won the inaugural Division I Football Championship Subdivision Academic Progress Rate Award for having the MEAC’s highest cumulative APR for the 2008-09 school year • David Kemboi was one of 50 student-athletes nationwide named to the 2006-07 Division I Men’s Cross Country All-Academic team as selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Administrative • Hired a full-time assistant sports information director (January 2007) • Hired a full-time athletics academic coordinator (March 2008) • Hired a full-time strength and conditioning coach (August 2008) • Hired an associate athletics director for development (August 2009) • Hired an assistant athletics director for academic services, an assistant compliance coordinator and an additional athletic trainer (August 2010) • Developed comprehensive gender-equity and catastrophic incident guideline plans

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NSU ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS

Defensive back Don Carey became the first Spartan football player to be drafted in 13 years when the Browns selected him in the 2009 draft.

Football • Matched 2005 and 2006 win total (8-14) in 2007 with a record of (8-3) • Record 10 NSU players named All-MEAC in 2007 • Pete Adrian named NSU’s first MEAC Football Coach of the Year in 2007 • Earned school’s first-ever national FCS national ranking in 2007, reaching as high as 23rd • Had its first NFL draftee since 1996 when Don Carey was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2009 draft • Had three members of the 2009 team sign professional contracts – Chris Bell (New Orleans Saints), Terrell Whitehead (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Dennis Brown (CFL’s Calgary Stampeders)

Football Attendance • Ranked 20th in Division I FCS (I-AA) in 2005 • Ranked 23rd in Division I FCS (I-AA) in 2006 • Ranked 7th in Division I FCS (I-AA) in 2007 • Had the 2nd and 3rd-largest crowds in Dick Price Stadium history in 2007: vs. Hampton (27,756) and vs. Virginia State (26,970) • Set a stadium record in average attendance in 2007 (17,220 average for 6 games) Men’s Basketball • Won 16 games in 2007-08, a five-win improvement over the previous year • Competed in the conference championship game in 2009 for the first time since joining the MEAC Cross Country • Won nine of the last 10 MEAC men’s titles, including a conference-record seven straight from 2000-06 • Sent a runner to the NCAA Division I National Cross Country Championship for the first time in school and MEAC history in 2006 (David Kemboi) • Won the school’s first-ever MEAC women’s title in 2009

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NSU completed a $550,000 renovation and resurfacing of the Dick Price Stadium track in the summer of 2010. • Became first MEAC men’s track program to win both the indoor and outdoor conference championships for five consecutive academic years (2006-10) • Had two athletes (Marlon Woods, Corey Vinston) earn NCAA Division I All-American status in the same championship meet for the first time in school history in 2009 • Won the school’s first MEAC women’s indoor championship in 10 years in 2010 Facilities • Renovated weight room in Gill Gymnasium in 2005, increasing size of existing room and purchasing new equipment • Completed softball field renovations in 2007-08, including construction of a press box, dugouts and restrooms • Replaced the outfield wall at Marty L. Miller Baseball Field (summer 2007) • Completed refurbishing of women’s sports locker rooms in Gill Gymnasium (fall 2008) • Renovated the Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall basketball arena to add new chair-back seating (August 2008 and 2009) • Renovated and resurfaced the Dick Price Stadium track (summer 2010) Program Awards

• Won the last six MEAC men’s allsports awards (Talmadge Layman Hill Award) and earned the NSU Athletics Department $145,000 from 2005-10 • Had the baseball, men’s basketball and football teams all post winning records in 2007-08 for the first time in the Division I era

Track & Field

NSU became the first MEAC school since 2003 to sweep the MEAC men’s and women’s indoor track and field titles when they accomplished the feat in 2010.

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Media Exposure • Transitioned the department’s web site from the www.nsu.edu domain to a new and improved web site, www.nsuspartans.com, in the fall of 2007 • Hosted the school’s first two nationally-televised softball games in 2007 and 2008 • Had six sporting events televised on ESPN networks (thee football games, two men’s basketball, one softball) in 2007-08, most in school history • Had five sporting events televised on ESPN networks (three football games, two men’s basketball) in 2008-09 • Began airing a weekly radio show, Inside Spartan Sports, on Fox Sports affiliate WXTG 102.1 FM in January 2009 • Conducted live video streaming for the first time in 2009-10, broadcasting 16 athletic events on the department’s web site • Had two men’s basketball plays featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays on February 22, 2010 • Redesigned the school’s current web site again in the summer of 2010




COACHING STAFF

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No stranger to Norfolk State athletics or the university, Wilhelmenia Harrison begins her sixth season as head coach of the Norfolk State University women’s bowling team for the 2010-11 campaign. The Spartans are coming off a 2009-10 season in which the Wilhelmenia Harrison team set the school record for Head Coach most wins after posting a 67-56 overall record. The team posted a 14-10 MEAC mark to finish second in the Southern Division. In addition, the team finished the 2009-10 year ranked No. 20 in the final NTCA top 20 poll. That 67-56 mark came on the heels of a successful 2008-09 campaign. Harrison coached NSU to both its first-ever MEAC Southern Division crown (14-10) and first winning overall record (52-50) that year. In 2007-08, Harrison led the Spartans to within one game of the MEAC Championship round in her third year at the helm. NSU nearly tripled its win total from her second year to her third year. Previously, Harrison was the head coach of women’s volleyball and softball at Maryland-Eastern

Shore during the 1999-2000 school year. Harrison has a diverse history at Norfolk State. She was a graduate assistant volleyball coach at NSU from 1979-84. After assisting head coach Honey Lamb with the team again from 1990-91, Harrison took over the head coach position from 1992-99. She compiled more than 200 victories as head coach and at one point won four consecutive CIAA Northern Division regular-season championships. Her team finished as runner-up in the CIAA Tournament in each of those seasons. She coached two academic All-Americans and numerous All-CIAA players during her tenure. Harrison also served as a swimming instructor while she was a student at NSU. She later became the first black female water safety instructor in the South Atlantic Region for the American Red Cross. Harrison earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education and recreation from NSU in 1984. She is currently taking graduate courses in special education at Norfolk State. Harrison was selected to attend the prestigious NCAA Women Coaches Academy for professional development in June of 2008. A Norfolk native, Harrison has two daughters, Lynn Wright Davis and Lea Harrison.

Aundray Darden embarks on his sixth season as assistant women’s bowling coach at Norfolk State University for the 2010-11 season. Darden has been instrumental in the development of the Spartan bowlers as well as recruiting the area’s amateur ranks for budding talAundray Darden ent. Assistant Coach That development led to the 2009-10 season, when NSU posted a winning record for the second year in a row and just the second time ever at 67-56. It also marked the most wins ever for the program. The program then landed one of the top recruits in the nation for the 2010-11 season. Chesapeake,

Va., native Thea Aspiras committed to the Spartans and later finished sixth at the 2010 USBC Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis. An accomplished former amateur league bowler, Darden was an adjunct bowling instructor at Norfolk State from 2003-07. He also taught for seven years as a high school science instructor in the Hampton Roads area, and now works as the assistant coordinator of school attendance for Chesapeake Public Schools. Darden holds a Level 1 instructor certification from the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). A Chesapeake native, Darden earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia State in 1990 and his teacher’s certification from NSU in 1995. He also received his master’s degree in urban education from NSU in 2007.



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2010-11 SCHEDULE

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Norfolk State University 2010-2011 Bowling Schedule Date Opponent Oct. 30 Hampton Roads Invitational 31 Hampton Roads Invitational

Location Time Chesapeake, Va. 9 a.m. Chesapeake, Va. 9 a.m. AMF Lanes Medical Parkway

Nov. 13 14 19 20 21

Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Millsboro, Del. Millsboro, Del. Millsboro, Del.

MEAC Southern Division MEAC Southern Division UMES Hawk Classic UMES Hawk Classic UMES Hawk Classic

9 a.m. 8 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m.

Dec. 4 MEAC Southern Division 5 MEAC Southern Division

Chesapeake, Va. 8 a.m. Chesapeake, Va. 8 a.m. AMF Lanes Medical Parkway

Jan.

8 9 22 23 28 29 30

MEAC Southern Division MEAC Southern Division Lady Bulldog Classic Lady Bulldog Classic Kutztown Invitational Kutztown Invitational Kutztown Invitational

Tallahassee, Fla. Tallahassee, Fla. Laurel, Md. Laurel, Md. Reading, Pa. Reading, Pa. Reading, Pa.

9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 3 p.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m.

Feb.

5 6 12 13 18 19 20

South Carolina Invitational South Carolina Invitational Capital Classic Capital Classic MSU Invitational MSU Invitational MSU Invitational

Sumter, S.C. Sumter, S.C. Dover, Del. Dover, Del. Baltimore, Md. Baltimore, Md. Baltimore, Md.

8 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m.

Mar.

5 6 18 19 20

ECAC Championship ECAC Championship MEAC Championship MEAC Championship MEAC Championship

North Brunswick, N.J. North Brunswick, N.J. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C.

8 a.m. 8 a.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m.

* MEAC Southern Division: Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State and North Carolina Central

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2010-11 ROSTER

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Alphabetical Name Thea Aspiras Antoinette Drakeford Lauren Graupmann Tiffany Hunt Blaire Joppy Chelsea Krall Jessica Overton Jerylyne Phillips Sheila-Marie Smith Head Coach: Assistant Coach:

Cl. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr.

Hometown/Previous School Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge HS Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes HS Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith HS Norfolk, Va./Kempsville HS Clinton, Md./Surrattsville HS Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville HS Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis HS Yorktown, Va./Tabb HS Virginia Beach, Va./Salem HS

Wilhelmenia Harrison (Norfolk State ‘84) Aundray Darden (Virginia State ’90)

Pronunciation Guide Thea ASPIRAS ANTOINETTE Drakeford Lauren GRAUPMANN JERYLYNE Phillips SHEILA-Marie Smith

As-PEER-rus An-TWA-net GROWP-man JERRY-lin SHE-lah

Front Row (Left to Right): Jessica Overton, Thea Aspiras, Lauren Graupmann Back Row: Assistant Coach Aundray Darden, Antoinette Drakeford, Sheila-Marie Smith, Blaire Joppy, Tiffany Hunt, Chelsea Krall, Head Coach Wilhelmenia Harrison 10

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SEASON OUTLOOK

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Bowling Team Readies for Biggest Season Yet The Norfolk State bowling team comes into the 2010-11 season with high expectations after finishing the 2009-10 season ranked No. 20 in the final National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) poll. To kick things off, NSU hosted the Hampton Roads Invitational at its home alley at the AMF Lanes in Chesapeake. “We were really excited when the Hampton Roads Collegiate Association decided to hold a tournament here, because the people in this area want to see us,” said head coach Wilhelmenia Harrison. “We only host our Divisional every other year. Parents want to see their kids, and we have people we’ve made friends with at the bowling alley who would like to see us bowl as well.” NSU received good news prior to the start of the tournament, as the Spartans were picked 19th in the preseason NTCA poll earlier this week. “We were 20th in the nation last year, but we want to move up and get better with each game,” said Harrison. NSU finished last season 67-56, the most wins ever by the bowling program and the second straight year it notched a winning record. The No. 19 ranking is just one off the program’s all-time best of 18th, set two seasons ago. More good news for the 2010-11 Spartans, as the team lost just one player who finished the 2009-10 season, departed-senior Krystal Stevenson. NSU returns all five players who averaged 169 or better and the top 6 bowlers overall from last year’s team. Adding to the returning talent, NSU picked up a commitment from one of the best high school players in the country in freshman Thea Aspiras. A local bowler out of Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, Aspiras finished sixth in July at the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis. “Thea is a very accomplished bowler,” said Harrison. “We’re really lucky and proud she decided to come to Norfolk State.” Aspiras, who chose NSU over schools such as No. 4 Vanderbilt and No. 2 UMES, held the lead in the girls high school division for several days at the 14th annual Teen Masters in Reno, Nev., in late July as well. The Spartans return six players all-together from the 2009-10 team, including two-time All-MEAC Second Team honoree SheilaMarie Smith, who led the team with a 177.7 average last year. Along with being named Team MVP, Smith bowled 15 200-games last year, including a season-high of 245. She also had a 204.0 average at the Lady Bulldogs Classic in January, the only time last season a Spartan player went above that 200-plateau in a tournament. Also back are sophomores Jessica Overton and Lauren Graupmann. Overton was second on the team with a 175.0 average, while Graupmann ranked third at 174.2 pins per game. Overton saved her best for last when she averaged a seasonhigh 187.0 at the 2010 MEAC Championships and was later named to the NTCA All-Academic Team. Graupmann, meanwhile, was above her season average in five straight tournaments during the middle of the 2009-10 season, including a 192.5 average at the Terriers New Year Knockdown in mid-January. “That’s what it’s all about, is growing the program,” Harrison stated. “When I first came, we had one scholarship athlete. We didn’t travel anywhere outside the conference. In five, six years, we have

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grown that teams want to play us. We now have eight players on scholarship.” Some good and bad news, as senior Tiffany Hunt is back for one more go-around. One of three players to earn MEAC All-Academic Team honors, Hunt ranked fourth with a 172.2 average. She had the best game of the season for any Spartan with a 258 at the Kutztown Invitational in late January along with a 244 later in the season. Hunt has increased her average from one year to the next during her first three seasons at NSU. Unfortunately for Hunt and NSU, she will be out until January or February due to injury. Junior Chelsea Krall, NSU’s No. 5 bowler from a year ago in terms of average, will also add depth to the Spartans’ already deep lineup. Krall slipped a bit last season after a solid freshman year, as she posted a 169.2 average in 2009-10. At the MEAC Southern Division meet in early November, Krall gave the Spartans a big lift with a 190.8 average in five games. Senior Antoinette Drakeford is the last returnee for the 2010-11 squad. Another one of NSU’s all-academic honorees, Drakeford competed in 18 games last year with a 156.9 average. For Harrison, having three MEAC All-Academic honors and two NTCA All-Academic honors last season is something the team strives for every day. “We’re looking to get the players who are going to be all-academic with a 4.0 GPA and will also represent Norfolk State,” said Harrison. “That’s what we’re aiming for.” Joining Aspiras as freshmen on the team are rookies Jerylyne Phillips and Blaire Joppy. Hailing from just up the road in Yorktown, Phillips was a threetime all-star during her high school bowling career at Tabb High School. Joppy, like Drakeford, was a high-school standout in softball as well as bowling, at Surrattsville High School in Maryland. Phillips, though, will sit out and use her redshirt eligibility this season. Nevertheless, the early-season outlook has the Spartans looking strong. “We’re really excited about this year’s team and we’re looking forward to great things,” said Harrison.

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RETURNING PLAYERS Antoinette Drakeford Senior Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Our Lady of Lourdes HS

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2008-09: Knocked down 6,790 pins for a 169.8 average … Averaged a 193.8 in the first MEAC Southern Division competition of the season … Averaged a 178.3 with a college-high game of 233 at the MEAC Championship. 2007-08: Second on the team with 7,767 total pins and a 165.3 average … Had two weekends where she averaged over 180 pins, with a 180.4 at the final MEAC Southern Division meet and a 181.7 at Bowie State … Season-high game was 231 vs. WisconsinWhitewater at the Music City Classic.

2009-10: Named to the MEAC All-Academic Team … Averaged 156.9 pins in 18 total games … Also totaled 2,824 pins for the year … Had her best tournament of the year at the Lady Bulldogs Personal: Full name is Tiffany Jalisa Lanay Hunt … Was born on Nov. 17, 1988 … Daughter of Carolyn Ramey-Hunt … Majoring in Classic Jan. 23, averaging 188.3 pins in three games for a 565 computer science. series … Had the highest game of her career at the Classic and her only collegiate 200 game with a 208. 2008-09: Averaged 158.7 pins in 21 games (3,332 total pins) … Averaged 177 pins in her two games at the Morgan State Invitational … Rolled a college-high 179 against Bethune-Cookman at the final MEAC Southern Division meet of the season. 2007-08: Tallied 4,455 total pins for a 135 average … Seasonhigh game was a 177 in a win over Winston-Salem State at the FAMU Releaser’s Invitational. Personal: Full name is Antoinette Marie Drakeford … Was born on Jan. 19, 1989 … Daughter of Anthony and Christine Drakeford … Has one older sibling, Natasha … Has four NSU alumni in her family … Father played baseball and football at NSU, and uncle Theodore played baseball ... Majoring in psychology.

Tiffany Hunt Senior Norfolk, Va. Kempsville HS

Chelsea Krall Junior Virginia Beach, Va. Kempsville HS

2009-10: Competed in 41 games, averaging 169.2 pins per game … Totaled 6,938 pins … Had a season-high 222 at the Lady Bulldogs Classic Jan. 23 … Averaged 186.0 that weekend … In five games at the MEAC Southern Division meet Nov. 8, averaged a season-high 190.8, including a single game of 221 … Rolled seven 200 games on the season. 2008-09: Totaled 7,151 pins and averaged a 177.8 during her freshman season … Enjoyed her best weekend of the year at the final MEAC Southern Division meet, where she averaged a 199.8 (999 pins in five games) … Had a 234 game against FAMU that weekend … Averaged better than 180.0 in four other meets (Bowie State, ECAC Championship, Music City Classic, MEAC Championship), including the final three of the season … Rolled a season-high 235 against Grand Canyon at the Music City Classic.

2009-10: Named to the MEAC All-Academic Team … Averaged 172.2 pins per game on the season … For the second straight year, upped her season average from the previous year … Competed in 33 games, totaling 5,683 pins … Averaged a season’s best 196.0 in three games at the Morgan State Invitational Feb. 20 … Rolled a collegiate-high 258 at the Kutztown Invitational Jan. 30, part of a 187.6 average posted in five games there … Her 258 was the best on the team and ranked ninth in the MEAC on the season … Also bowled a 244 at Morgan State … Had three 200 games all-together.

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RETURNING PLAYERS Sheila-Marie Smith Junior Virginia Beach, Va. Salem HS 2009-10: Named to the All-MEAC Second Team for the second year in a row … Team MVP … Also tabbed to the MEAC All-Academic Team … Led the Spartans in average for the second year in a row with a 177.7 average … Totaled 9,773 pins on the season in 55 games … Rolled a season-high 245 at the Eastern Shore Hawk Classic Nov. 21 … Had a season-high average of 204.0 at the Lady Bulldogs Classic Jan. 23 … Rolled a 231 that weekend … Also had a 231 the previous weekend at the Terriers New Year Knockdown Jan. 16 … Averaged 190.0 or better in three tournaments … Had 15 games of 200 or better on the season.

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named to the All-MEAC Second Team … Led the team with her 8,902 pins and 185.5 average … Enjoyed two weekends with a 200+ average … Averaged a 219.4 as NSU wrapped up the MEAC Southern Division title in early January … Her 1,097 pins were the most for an NSU bowler during the year … Bowled a 242 that weekend against FAMU … Averaged a 207.7 the next weekend at the Bowie State Classic … Knocked down a school-record 280 pins in a win over Lincoln (Pa.) at Bowie State … The 280 game was also the best for a MEAC bowler in 2008-09. High School: A standout bowler in the Indian River and Lynnhaven youth leagues … Earned the triple crown – high series, high game and high average – for her team four times … Averaged a 189 as a senior and 175 as a junior … Finished fifth in the region for youth girls as a sophomore … Posted a high series of 682 and a high game of 269 during youth competition … Also played one year of field hockey and one of basketball at Salem.

Personal: Full name is Sheila-Marie B. Smith … Daughter of Scott and Maribel Smith … Born on Jan. 5, 1990 … Majoring in sociol2008-09: Became NSU’s first-ever All-MEAC bowler when she was ogy.

Lauren Graupmann

Jessica Overton

Sophomore Chesapeake, Va. Oscar Smith HS

Sophomore Mechanicsville, Va. Lee-Davis HS

2009-10: Finished fourth on the team with a 174.2 average in her first collegiate season … Competed in 55 games, knocking down 9,580 pins … Bowled five 200 games on the season … Was above her season average for five straight tournaments in the middle of the season … Had her best showing at the Terriers New Year Knockdown Jan. 16, averaging 192.5 in four games … Also had her season high of 212 during the Knockdown. High School: A standout youth bowler in the USBC and Chesapeake AMF PBA experience leagues ... Placed in the top 50 percent at the Junior Gold Youth Nationals her last three years … Placed in the top 20 at the Teen Masters Tournament … Had a high game of 297 … Earned the high average award in two separate seasons.

2009-10: Named to the NTCA All-Academic Team … Earned team’s Outstanding Freshman award … Finished second on the team with a season average of 175.0 … Competed in 52 games and knocked down 9,100 pins on the season … Wrapped up her freshman campaign with a season-high average of 187.0 in four games at the MEAC Championships March 20 … Averaged 180 or better in six tournaments, including 4-of-5 during the middle of the season … Rolled a season-high 215 at the ECAC Championships March 6 … Had seven 200 games on the year.

High School: A USBC bowler since 1996, competed for the Richmond Youth Travel League from 2006-09 … Inducted into the Greater Richmond Youth Association Hall of Fame … Had the highest average for a female bowler in the greater Richmond area her senior year (199) and junior year (190) … High set as a Personal: Full name is Lauren Elizabeth Graupmann … Was born senior was 729 and high game was 279 … Bowled four games on Feb. 8, 1991 … Daughter of Bob Graupmann and Terri Thomp- of 270+ and eight of 250+ during her youth competitions … son … Has one older sibling, Jennifer Chowaniec … Majoring in Winner of the 2nd Chance competition at the 2009 Teen Masters business management. Tournament. Personal: Full name is Jessica Nichelle Overton … Was born on Nov. 18, 1990 … Daughter of Larry and Sheila Overton … Has one older sibling, Cheri … Majoring in elementary education.

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NEWCOMERS

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Thea Aspiras

Jerylyne Phillips

Freshman Chesapeake, Va. Great Bridge HS

Freshman Yorktown, Va. Tabb HS

High School: Finished sixth at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis in July 2010 … Held the lead of the Girls High School division for several days at the 14th annual Teen Masters in Reno, Nev., in late July 2010 … Was the top-seeded player at the start of match play … Totaled 3,696 pins – averaging 205 – to earn that top seed in Reno … Also won the side event Ebonite Bowl-to-Win Showdown at the 2010 Teen Masters … Along with three other Chesapeake bowlers, won the very first team championship at the 2008 Teen Masters … Finished 31st at the 2008 USBC Junior Gold Championships, averaging 195 … Also an accomplished artist, earned honorable mention in the Mixed Media division at the Chesapeake Friends of the Arts (CFOTA) Spring 2010 Art Show. Personal: Full name is Thea Herrera Aspiras … Born Feb. 14, 1992 … Daughter of Themna and Pio Aspiras Sr. … Has two older siblings, Phil and Theus, and one younger one, Pio Jr. … Majoring in fine arts.

High School: A four-year member of the bowling team … Made the All-Star Team her last three years … Also participated on the cheerleading squad all four years. Personal: Full name is Jerylyne Nicole Phillips … Born May 24, 1992 … Daughter of Marylyne Brown and Mark Phillips … Majoring in sociology.

Blaire Joppy Freshman Clinton, Md. Surrattsville HS High School: Was a three-year member of the softball team at Surrattsville High … Was named the team MVP sophomore year. Personal: Full name is Blaire M. Joppy … Born March 31, 1992 … Daughter of Cheryl and William Joppy … Majoring in music with a minor in flute.

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2009-10 NSU STATS

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Season Statistics Individual Totals

Name

Pins

Games

Avg.

High

Sheila-Marie Smith

9773

55

177.7

245

Cathryn Myrick

4962

28

177.2

220

Jessica Overton

9100

52

175.0

215

Lauren Graupmann

9580

55

174.2

212

Tiffany Hunt

5683

33

172.2

258

Chelsea Krall

6938

41

169.2

222

Antoinette Drakeford

2824

18

156.9

208

Krystal Stevenson

2021

13

155.5

198

Overall Record: 67-56, 14-10 MEAC TEAM RESULTS: (31-28, 6-6 MEAC) Down South Open (4-1, 0-0) Date Opponent 10-24-09 Hampton 10-24-09 Prairie View A&M 10-24-09 North Carolina Central 10-24-09 Elizabeth City State 10-24-09 Alabama State

W/L W L W W W

NSU 830 849 874 882 862

Opp. 746 887 712 833 785

Bowie State Lady Bulldogs Classic (4-1) Date Opponent W/L 1-23-10 St. Paul’s W 1-23-10 Bowie State W 1-23-10 Morgan State W 1-23-10 Winston-Salem State W 1-23-10 St. Francis L

NSU 941 976 933 800 880

Opp. 868 870 870 682 929

MEAC Southern Division (4-1, 3-1) Date Opponent 11-7-09 Florida A&M 11-7-09 South Carolina State 11-7-09 Winston Salem State 11-7-09 North Carolina A&T 11-7-09 Bethune Cookman

W/L W W W L W

NSU 946 997 892 780 906

Opp. 834 700 661 791 821

Kutztown Invitational (3-3) Date Opponent 1-30-10 New Jersey City 1-30-10 Sacred Heart 1-30-10 UMES 1-30-10 Morgan State 1-30-10 Long Island 1-30-10 Southern

W/L L W L W W L

NSU 873 900 950 916 885 891

Opp. 1005 893 1172 879 805 908

MEAC Southern Division (2-3, 1-3) Date Opponent 11-14-09 Florida A&M 11-14-09 Winston-Salem State 11-14-09 North Carolina A&T 11-14-09 Bethune-Cookman 11-14-09 South Carolina State

W/L L W L L W

NSU 845 863 835 825 887

Opp. 916 704 839 852 837

South Carolina State Invitational (1-4) Date Opponent 2-13-10 Bethune-Cookman 2-13-10 North Carolina Central 2-13-10 Winston-Salem State 2-13-10 South Carolina State 2-13-10 Winston-Salem State

W/L W L L L L

NSU 832 776 851 840 778

Opp. 808 856 876 862 806

MEAC Southern Division (2-2, 2-2) Date Opponent 12-5-09 Bethune-Cookman 12-5-09 North Carolina A&T 12-5-09 South Carolina State 12-5-09 Florida A&M

W/L L W W L

NSU 830 854 884 838

Opp. 885 751 814 940

W/L W L W L W

NSU 841 870 794 854 897

Opp. 823 905 463 906 736

Morgan State Invitational (1-4) Date Opponent 2-20-10 Kutztown 2-20-10 Fayetteville State 2-20-10 Adelphi 2-20-10 Nebraska 2-20-10 St. Peter’s

W/L L W L L L

NSU 840 903 816 793 908

Opp. 858 823 835 937 979

Eastern Shore Hawk Classic (3-2) Date Opponent 11-21-09 Valparaiso 11-21-09 Southern 11-21-09 Cheyney 11-21-09 Delaware State 11-21-09 Hampton

W/L L W W W W

NSU 835 1,004 936 942 856

Opp. 909 979 913 896 813

ECAC Championships (1-4) Date Opponent 3-6-10 Long Island 3-6-10 Delaware State 3-6-10 Fairleigh Dickinson 3-6-10 Kutztown 3-6-10 Adelphi

W/L W L L L L

NSU 932 776 783 788 781

Opp. 761 881 986 820 943

Terriers New Year Knockdown (4-1) Date Opponent 1-16-10 St. Francis 1-16-10 Fairleigh Dickinson 1-16-10 Kutztown 1-16-10 New Jersey City 1-16-10 Hampton

MEAC Championship (2-2) Date Opponent W/L 3-19-10 Morgan State W 3-19-10 UMES W 3-19-10 Delaware State L 3-19-10 Florida A&M L

NSU 793 849 821 768

Opp. 737 760 914 937

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2009-10 NSU STATS

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Season Statistics BAKER RESULTS: (36-28, 8-4 MEAC) Down South Open (4-1, 0-0) Date Opponent 10-25-09 North Carolina A&T 10-25-09 Prairie View A&M 10-25-09 Fayetteville State 10-25-09 Hampton 10-25-09 Alabama State

W/L W W L W W

NSU 708 701 671 689 716

Opp. 644 658 673 612 649

Bowie State Lady Bulldogs Classic (2-2) Date Opponent 1-24-10 Hampton 1-24-10 Penn State-Altoona 1-24-10 North Carolina A&T 1-24-10 Howard

W/L L W W L

NSU 736 759 729 632

Opp. 759 587 684 706

MEAC Southern Division (4-1, 3-1) Date Opponent 11-8-09 Bethune Cookman 11-8-09 North Caroline A&T 11-8-09 Winston Salem State 11-8-09 South Carolina State 11-8-09 Florida A&M

Kutztown Invitational (5-4) Date Opponent 1-29-10 St. Peter’s 1-29-10 New Jersey City 1-29-10 Florida A&M 1-29-10 Wisconsin-Whitewater 1-29-10 Central Missouri State 1-31-10 Wisconsin-Whitewater 1-31-10 Florida A&M 1-31-10 Florida A&M* 1-31-10 SUNY-IT*

W/L W W W W L

NSU 755 650 736 714 686

Opp. 642 596 550 644 697

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

NSU 737 651 672 666 826 691 691 4 4

Opp. 802 771 671 688 793 755 667 3 1

MEAC Southern Division (4-1, 3-1)* Date Opponent 11-15-09 South Carolina State 11-15-09 North Carolina A&T 11-15-09 Winston-Salem State 11-15-09 Bethune-Cookman 11-15-09 Florida A&M

W/L W W W W L

NSU 4 4 4 4 3

Opp. 3 0 0 0 4

South Carolina State Invitational (3-2) Date Opponent 2-14-10 Bethune-Cookman 2-14-10 North Carolina Central 2-14-10 Winston-Salem State 2-14-10 South Carolina State 2-14-10 Bethune-Cookman*

W/L W W L L W

NSU 675 671 634 652 4

Opp. 570 619 637 709 3

Eastern Shore Hawk Classic (4-4) Date Opponent 11-20-09 Arkansas State 11-20-09 Howard 11-20-09 St. Peter’s 11-20-09 Vanderbilt 11-20-09 Adelphi 11-22-09 Southern* 11-22-09 St. Francis* 11-22-09 Southern*

W/L L W W L W W L L

NSU 804 876 886 832 944 4 1 1

Opp. 881 762 725 929 863 0 4 4

Morgan State Invitational (4-1) Date Opponent 2-21-10 Long Island 2-21-10 St. Paul’s 2-21-10 Morgan State 2-21-10 Elmhurst* 2-21-10 Adelphi*

W/L W W W L W

NSU 684 695 671 1 4

Opp. 632 611 661 4 3

MEAC Southern Division (2-2, 2-2) Date Opponent 12-6-09 Florida A&M 12-6-09 South Carolina State 12-6-09 North Carolina A&T 12-6-09 Bethune-Cookman

W/L L W W L

NSU 577 711 664 708

Opp. 652 667 513 742

ECAC Championships (2-3) Date Opponent 3-7-10 New Jersey City 3-7-10 Morgan State 3-7-10 St. Peter’s 3-7-10 Long Island* 3-7-10 St. Peter’s*

W/L L W L W L

NSU 701 673 647 4 3

Opp. 710 671 649 1 4

Terriers New Year Knockdown (0-5) Date Opponent 1-17-10 St. Peter’s 1-17-10 Adelphi 1-17-10 Fairleigh Dickinson* 1-17-10 New Jersey City* 1-17-10 Adelphi*

W/L L L L L L

NSU 659 670 2.5 2 1

Opp. 670 769 4.5 4 4

MEAC Championship (2-2) Date Opponent 3-19-10 Bethune-Cookman 3-20-10 Hampton* 3-20-10 Delaware State 3-20-10 Morgan State*

W/L W W L L

NSU 668 4 2 2

Opp. 505 1 4 4

* - NCAA format 3 was used (best 4-of-7 games)

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MEAC HISTORY The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) enters its 41st year of opera-

tion heading into the 2010-11 academic school year. The MEAC is made up of 13 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Savannah State University and South Carolina State University.

HISTORY

In 1969, a bold ad hoc group of innovators long associated with intercollegiate athletics met in Durham, N.C., to discuss the feasibility of organizing a new conference. Dissected from these discussions, a steering and planning committee was formed to fully investigate the idea, present a detailed report with recommendations to interested collegiate institutions, and then construct a workshop to outline proposals. After adopting a program, seven institutions (Delaware State College, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University and South Carolina State College) agreed to become the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Its major objective was to establish, organize and supervise an intercollegiate athletic program among a compact group of educational institutions of high academic standards and with a sound philosophy of co-curricular activities. The conference agreed to seek Division I status for its sports. The conference was confirmed in 1970, kicking off its first season of competition in football in 1971. In 1978, a milestone was reached when the MEAC selected Kenneth A. Free to be its first full-time commissioner. Free served the conference for 18 years before stepping down in May of 1996. In July of 1996, Charles S. Harris was named commissioner and served in the capacity until April 2002. On September 1, 2002, Dr. Dennis E. Thomas was named the commissioner and has served in the position for nine years. The conference’s first expansion occurred in October 1979 when Bethune-Cookman College and Florida A&M University were voted into the MEAC as new members. Original members Morgan State, North Carolina Central and Maryland Eastern Shore withdrew from the conference at the end of the 1979-80 fiscal year. Maryland Eastern Shore was readmitted in 1981 and Morgan State returned in 1984. Florida A&M opted to resign in 1984 but rejoined the conference in 1986. Coppin State College was granted admittance in 1985, becoming the ninth member institution. The MEAC expanded again in the 1990’s with the inclusion of Hampton University (1995) and Norfolk State University (1997). The conference expanded in 2007 adding Winston-Salem State University. Following the 2009-10 academic/athletic season Winston-Salem State withdrew from the conference and returned to Division II. On July 1, 2010 the MEAC made its final expansion with the admittance of North Carolina Central and Savannah State University. On June 8, 1980, the MEAC was classified as a Division I conference by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Prior to that year the conference operated as a Division II conference. The following month the MEAC received an automatic qualification to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Currently, the conference has automatic qualifying bids for NCAA postseason play in baseball (since 1994), men’s basketball (since 1981), women’s basketball (since 1982), football (since 1996), softball (since 1995), men and women’s tennis (since 1998), and volleyball (since 1994). The MEAC initiated cross country in 1980 and North Carolina A&T earned the inaugural men’s crown. The first women’s cross country championship took place a year later with Howard winning the first of its seven titles. Indoor Track and Field was also added in 1981 with South Carolina State capturing the men’s title and Howard winning the women’s crown. Tennis and golf returned as MEAC governed sports in 1981, after a five-year hiatus. South Carolina State won all seven of the conference’s golf championships from 19721983 before the sport was discontinued after the 1983 championship. Morgan State dominated the conference in wrestling winning 13 of 24 conference championships during the sports tenure (1972-1995). Baseball, which began in 1972, was discontinued following the 1977 season. It was brought back as a MEAC governed sport along with women’s volleyball in 1983. Women’s softball became a MEAC sanctioned sport in 1992. Bowling was officially sanctioned as a MEAC sport in 1999. Before that season, the MEAC was the first conference to secure NCAA sanctioning for women’s bowling by adopting the club sport prior to the 1996-97 school year.

SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS

The MEAC has enjoyed tremendous athletic success over the years. In 2008, Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) defeated Arkansas State 4-2 to win the NCAA Women’s Bowling National Championship, a first for the conference and institution. With the victory, Lady Hawks’ head coach Sharon Brummell became the first female head coach to win a NCAA bowling title. In men’s basketball, UMES became the first historical black college/university to participate in the 1974 National Invitational Tournament (NIT). The Hawks defeated Manhattan, 84-81, in the first round before falling to Jacksonville by two points in the second round. Before the Jacksonville loss UMES had the best record in the nation at 27-1. That same year, Morgan State won the NCAA College Division II National Champion-

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All-Time MEAC Champions 2000-2010 2009-10................. Delaware State 2008-09................. Delaware State 2007-08............................... UMES 2006-07............................... UMES 2005-06............................... UMES 2004-05............Bethune-Cookman

2003-04........... North Carolina A&T 2002-03........... North Carolina A&T 2001-02........... North Carolina A&T 2000-01............................... UMES 1999-2000....... North Carolina A&T

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2010-11 MEAC PREDICTIONS

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2010-11 Preseason Predicted Order of Finish (First-Place Votes in Parenthesis) MEAC Northern Division Team

Points

1. Maryland Eastern Shore (17)......... 249 pts. 2. Delaware State (5)............................. 220 pts. 3. Morgan State...................................... 165 pts. 4. Hampton.............................................. 161 pts. 5. Howard................................................. 135 pts. 6. Coppin State....................................... 113 pts. MEAC Southern Division Team

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1. Florida A&M (13)................................ 228 pts. 2. Bethune-Cookman (5)..................... 189 pts. 3. Norfolk State (3)....................... 182 pts. 4. South Carolina State (1).................. 172 pts. 5. North Carolina A&T.......................... 143 pts.

2010-11 Preseason All-MEAC Team Name School Cl. Hometown *Nicole Bower Delaware State So. Camp Hill, Pa. *Samantha Mighty Florida A&M Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y. Kristina Frahm Maryland Eastern Shore Sr. Oswego, Ill. Martha Perez Maryland Eastern Shore Sr. Bogota, Columbia Maria Rodriguez Maryland Eastern Shore Sr. Ibague Tolima, Columbia Keisheena Waldon Morgan State Jr. Seat Pleasant, Md. Preseason Bowler of the Year: Maria Rodriguez, Maryland Eastern Shore [*] Indicates a tie

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2009-10 MEAC REVIEW

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Team Standings

2009-10 All-MEAC Teams

Teams Northern Division Delaware State! Maryland Eastern Shore Hampton Morgan State Howard Coppin State

MEAC W L Pct. 29 1 .967 23 7 .767 16 14 .533 14 16 .466 7 23 .233 1 29 .034

Overall W L Pct. 104 44 .702 103 37 .735 57 90 .388 69 69 .500 26 71 .268 10 54 .182

Baker W L 54 25 52 20 32 49 31 39 16 36 7 26

Teams Southern Division Florida A&M$ Norfolk State Bethune-Cookman South Carolina State North Carolina A&T

MEAC W L Pct. 19 5 .792 14 10 .583 12 12 .500 11 13 .458 4 20 .167

Overall W L Pct. 74 46 .617 67 56 .545 46 62 .426 29 20 .591 16 44 .267

Baker W L Pct. 40 23 .635 36 28 .562 28 29 .491 18 8 .692 8 22 .267

All-MEAC First Team

Pct. .683 .722 .395 .443 .307 .212

Name Angela Reynolds Paula Vilas Martha Perez Maria Rodriguez Keisheena Waldon

School Cl. Delaware State Jr. Maryland Eastern Shore So. Maryland Eastern Shore Jr. Maryland Eastern Shore Jr. Morgan State So.

All-MEAC Second Team Name Kristina Frahm Adriana Jaime Kalyn Washburn Jazmin Bingham Sheila-Marie Smith

! MEAC Northern Division Winner $ MEAC Southern Division Winner

School Cl. Maryland Eastern Shore Jr. Delaware State So. Delaware State Sr. Florida A&M Jr. Norfolk State So.

Hometown Shickshinny, Pa. Santo Domingo, D.R. Bogota, Columbia Ibague Tolima, Columbia Seat Pleasant, Md.

Hometown Oswego, Ill. Conoga Park, Calif. Tuscon, Ariz. Dolton, Ill. Virginia Beach, Va.

Player of the Year: Maria Rodriguez, Maryland Eastern Shore Rookie of the Year: Anggie Ramirez, Maryland Eastern Shore Coach of the Year: Sharon Brummell, Maryland Eastern Shore

TEAM RESULTS High Game Scores Team Maryland Eastern Shore Delaware State Morgan State Hampton Norfolk State Florida A&M Howard South Carolina State Bethune-Cookman North Carolina A&T Coppin State High Averages Team Delaware State Maryland Eastern Shore South Carolina State Norfolk State Florida A&M Hampton Bethune-Cookman Morgan State North Carolina A&T Coppin State Howard

Score 1172 1163 1039 1033 1004 991 986 934 915 874 857

Event Kutztown Invite MEAC Northern Division MEAC Northern Division MEAC Northern Division Mid-Winter Classic Lady Bulldog Classic Lady Bulldog Classic MEAC Southern Division MEAC Southern Division Deep South Open MEAC Northern Division

Total Pins 69,968 68,003 21,761 55,141 50,422 54,982 42,113 53,064 22,299 22,427 39,037

GP 69 68 24 64 60 66 53 68 30 31 56

Avg. 1,014 1,000 906.7 862.0 840.3 833.1 794.6 780.4 743.3 723.4 697.1

Date 01/30/10 11/07/09 12/06/09 11/07/09 01/16/10 01/23/10 01/23/10 11/14/09 11/14/09 10/23/09 11/07/09 # of Events 13 13 5 12 11 13 10 12 6 6 9

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS High Game Score Rank Player 1 Paula Vilas (UMES) 2 Martha Perez (UMES) 3 Maria Rodriguez (UMES) T4 Kristina Frahm (UMES) T4 Samantha Mighty (FAMU) 6 Nicole Bower (DSU) 7 Jazmyne Hefflefinger (DSU) 8 Anggie Ramirez (UMES) 9 Tiffany Hunt (NSU) 10 Adriana Jaime (DSU) T11 Katherine Brown (UMES) T11 Kalyn Washburn (DSU) 13 Corey Lissik (MSU) 14 Ashley Milbourne (MSU) 15 Stacy Parsons (UMES) 16 Rebecca Glazier (Ham) 17 Marisa Moffett (FAMU) T18 Angela Reynolds (DSU) T18 T’Nia Falbo (UMES) T20 Sheila-Marie Smith (NSU) T20 Jamie Zarnick (Ham)

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Score 300 278 277 276 276 269 266 265 258 257 256 256 255 255 254 253 251 246 246 245 245

Event Kutztown Invite Lady Bulldog Classic FDU Fright Knight Invite Mid-Winter Classic Lady Bulldog Classic MEAC Northern Division MEAC Northern Division MEAC Northern Division Kutztown Invitational MEAC Northern Division MEAC Northern Division Mid-Winter Classic MEAC Northern Division MEAC Northern Division MEAC Northern Division MEAC Northern Division MEAC Southern Division MEAC Northern Division Holiday Collegiate Bowl UMES Hawk Classic Lady Bulldog Classic

Date 01/30/10 01/23/10 10/31/09 01/16/10 01/23/10 11/07/09 12/06/09 12/06/09 01/30/10 11/14/09 11/07/09 01/16/10 11/14/09 12/06/09 11/14/09 11/07/09 12/06/09 12/06/09 02/27/10 11/21/09 01/23/10

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NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY

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NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY

The Institution of Choice Norfolk State University was founded in 1935 as a beacon of hope to the region’s youth. Brought to life in the midst of the Great Depression, Norfolk State was named the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University at its founding. By 1969, Norfolk State began its status as an independent college and was designated a university in 1979. Today, the University remains a source of inspiration for those who aspire to fulfill their dreams. A four-year public institution, Norfolk State is located in the dynamic Hampton Roads region and is close to the Virginia Beach oceanfront and downtown Norfolk. NSU has an enrollment of nearly 7,000 students. A Strong Academic Profile NSU recently received reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097, 404-6794501) which is effective through 2018. In addition, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology also was awarded accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. The School of Business received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International and the School of Education received continuing accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Additionally, the National Collegiate Athletic Association recertified Norfolk State’s intercollegiate athletics programs for NCAA accreditation, effective February 2009 for a 10-year period. The certification means that Norfolk State is considered to be operating under the principles adopted by the NCAA’s Division I membership. Norfolk State’s Athletics program is experiencing unprecedented success at the NCAA Division I level. Athletes are competitive on the field of play and in the classroom. During the academic year, NSU recognized more than 60 young men and women who were inducted into the Athletics All-Academic Team for 2008-2009. To qualify, the scholar-athletes had to have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale. This team includes first-year and continuing students and represents all 15 of the department’s sports programs. From 2005-2010, NSU athletics has won the last six MEAC Men’s All-Sports Awards (Talmadge Layman Hill Award) and earned the department $125,000 during that period. Norfolk State University is also one of the top 50 producers of African-American Ph.D. recipients, according to Inside Higher Ed. The finding, based on a National Science Foundation report, says that Historically Black Colleges and Universities are graduating a growing share of African Americans who go onto earn Ph.D.s in science and engineering. Norfolk State’s Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) is specifically geared towards increasing the number of Ph.D.s in science, engineering, technology and mathematics. The program has been in place since 1986. More than 50 percent of DNIMAS scholars have earned advanced degrees. Moving Forward Norfolk State is making the right changes to provide the best learning and living experiences for its students. The University is in the midst of $80 million worth of capital improvements. Projects just completed, underway, or in the pipeline include the 84,500 squarefoot New Student Center was completed in August of 2009; a new library and a new classroom building. The New Student Center offers students a place to socialize as well as take care of student business. Offices for the Student Affairs division and the Office of Student

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Activities are also located in the new center. It provides students with a two-level book store, a two-level wellness center and student lounges. The new library will be 132,000 square feet and will house library services, archives and a 24/7 café with Internet connection. The groundbreaking for the new library was held in June. The anticipated occupancy date is August 2011. A new nursing and general classroom building is in the planning stage. The building will have 13 labs, 33 classrooms, 39 group study/lounges and 63 offices. From the university choirs to the 250-member Spartan Legion Marching Band, Norfolk State is known for its rich music tradition. The marching band has made appearances at the Honda Battle of the Bands, while the University concert choir has toured the country. The choir is best known for its beauty of choral tone and the ability to render exemplary performances of masterworks. NSU Choirs are among the most ardent and prominent ambassadors of the University. Behold, the Green and Gold!™

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QUICK FACTS

Location: Historic Norfolk, Va.; 134-acre campus 2 miles from downtown Norfolk Extended Campus Center: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center History: • Founded in 1935 as the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University • Became the independent Norfolk Polytechnic College in 1942 • Became an independent institution in 1969 • Granted University status in 1979 Enrollment: Nearly 7,000 President: Dr. Kim Luckes Faculty: 300 + full-time equivalent Degree Offerings: 2 associate degrees; 32 bachelor’s degrees; 16 master’s degrees; 2 doctoral degrees Athletics: 15 intercollegiate teams (Division I; competing in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – MEAC) Student Organizations: 125 Website: www.nsu.edu For more information on Norfolk State University, its academic programs and community service projects, research, campus facilities, and other amenities, please call the Office of Communications and Marketing at (757) 823-8373.

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NSU TIMELINE

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Norfolk State University Timeline

Sept. 7, 1935 – Samuel Fischer Scott appointed Director of Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University

1970

– Twin Towers dormitories erected

1972

– Lyman Beecher Brooks Library erected

1974

– Technology Center opened

May 1975

– College granted its first master’s degree

June 1975

– President Lyman B. Brooks retired

March 1942 – The Norfolk Polytechnic College was chartered to take over the functions and assets of the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University.

July 1, 1975

– Harrison Benjamin Wilson became 2nd president

1977

– Samuel F. Scott men’s dormitory opened

Feb. 29, 1944 – The Norfolk Division of Virginia State College was established by an act of the General Assembly

1979

– Norfolk State became a University

Aug. 1979

– Academic programs re-organized into nine schools

April 25, 1951 – The City of Norfolk transferred the deed of the Memorial Park Golf Course to the college as a permanent site

1982

– Joseph G. Echols Hall erected

1984

– Harrison B. Wilson administration building erected

Sept. 1955 – The College moved into a new multipurpose administration classroom building on Corprew Avenue

1996

– L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center erected

July 1997

– Marie V. McDemmond became 3rd president

Sept. 1956 – Norfolk Division of Virginia State College changed from a two-year junior college to a four-year, degree granting institution

May 2000

– First independent doctoral degree awarded

2005

– Alvin J. Schexnider became interim president

1960

– James D. Gill Gymnasium erected

July 2006

– Carolyn W. Meyers became 4th president

1969

– Mills Godwin Jr. Student Center opened

2007 – The Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research dedicated

Sept. 18, 1935 – Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University opened on the second floor of the Hunton Branch YMCA Building on Brambleton Avenue June 1938 – Lyman Beecher Brooks became Director of Norfolk Unit of VUU

Feb. 1, 1969 – Norfolk State College emerged as an independent, four-year institution

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2010

– University celebrates its 75th anniversary

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HAMPTON ROADS

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The vibrancy of city life, the charm of the seashore, the verdant countryside, the wild preserves and the historic landmarks are just a few of the features found in Hampton Roads. The area, which includes the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton and Suffolk, has a growing population of about 2 million. There are numerous attractions within each city. Norfolk has its Waterside, a festive marketplace similar to those in Baltimore, St. Louis and Boston. The financial and cultural hub of Virginia, Norfolk is the home of the world’s largest naval installation and serves as headquarters for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). As a cultural center, its features include the Chrysler Museum, the Douglas MacArthur Memorial, the Nauticus National Maritime Center, the Virginia Symphony and several theater companies, including Norfolk State University’s own NSU Players.

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Besides a long and beautiful coastline, Virginia Beach offers numerous landmarks, including the first landing cross (where the first settlers touched the shores of the New World in 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock); The Adam Thoroughgood House, probably the oldest brick house in America, dating back to 1636; and Mount Trashmore, a project that turned a mountain of solid waste into an innovative recreational compound with bicycle trails, picnic areas, and soapbox derby and cross-country courses around two lakes used for a myriad of recreational water sports. The unique 17-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel links Virginia Beach with Virginia’s Eastern Shore and a national wildlife refuge. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the Children’s Museum are located in Portsmouth. Newport News has the Mariners’ Museum, which houses one of the world’s most extensive nautical collections, while Hampton is home of the Air and Space Museum. NSU is just off Interstate 264 within walking distance of downtown and other major area attractions, such as the Scope, Chrysler Hall and MacArthur Center Mall. Hampton Roads has three daily newspapers, one African-American weekly, three independent TV stations and more than 30 radio stations.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING The NSU Strength and Conditioning Program is administered by Reese Bridgman, NSU’s strength and conditioning coach. Bridgman has 26 years of coaching experience in athletics at the high school, college and professional levels. His resume includes a seven-year stint as head strength and conditioning coach at Central Florida, where he worked with future professionals such as Daunte Culpepper, Asante Samuel and Brandon Marshall of the NFL and Mike Maroth of Major League Baseball. The NSU Strength and Conditioning Program exists to provide all 280+ NSU student-athletes with scientificallysound performance-enhancement programs in the areas of strength, speed, explosive power and sports nutrition. Programs are conducted in the NSU athletics weight room, a 2,000-square foot facility in Gill Gymnasium that houses the equipment and accessories needed to develop championship-level NCAA Division I athletes. The strength and conditioning program also uses the NSU athletics department’s game and practice fields. The program develops athletes by means of functional strength training for strength and power utilizing Olympic lifts, power lifts, plyometric drills and additional supplementary lifts, particularly dumbbell exercises. The program trains speed in both linear and change-of-direction movement. Athletes are taught recovery by developing good eating habits that are appropriate for athletes training at the Division I level and by emphasizing the correct amount of rest. Athletes are trained in a team setting as a part of a year-round program. Athletes train two times per week in season and three to four times per week during the remainder of the year with a break between semesters and at the end of their sport’s season. Their annual plan consists of in-season, offseason, preseason and holiday programs. All training schedules are administered within

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NCAA guidelines for contact time with athletes in both required programs and voluntary programs. Part of the emphasis within the NSU Strength and Conditioning Program is on the athlete developing lifetime character qualities of teamwork, discipline, dedication, determination, respect for others and respect for hard work. Athletes are also expected to develop an interest in lifetime fitness. “The Strength and Conditioning Program at NSU tries to remember that our athletes came to us to participate in and excel in their given sport, not to become weight lifters or body builders,” Bridgman says. “For this reason, we approach strength and conditioning as a means to an end, and we encourage our athletes to learn from and enjoy the journey.”

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION CRAIG COTTON Craig Cotton is in his 10th year as associate athletics director for external operations. He is also in his sixth year as executive director of the NSU Athletics Foundation. Cotton joined the NSU athletics staff after serving as marketing manager at Howard University. Cotton’s primary duties at NSU include developing and managing marketing and public relations projects with particular focus on the “Team Spartan Corporate Partners Program,” a comprehensive sports marketing initiative designed to attract corporate sponsorship and funding for the athletics program. Previously, Cotton worked for seven years in the Delaware State University Public Relations Office. He arrived at the Dover, Del.-based institution in 1992 and served as sports information director for two years before his appointment as the university’s director of public relations and marketing in 1994. From 1988-1992, Cotton was associate director of sports information at Temple University. He worked for seven years (1981-1988) as sports information director and administrative assistant to the director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Cotton was also a press operations manager for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Ga.; 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina; and the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis, Mo. Cotton is a native of Greensboro, N.C., and a 1980 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English-mass communications. He received the M.Ed. degree at Temple University in 1995. Cotton and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Norfolk, Va. SHERIE CORNISH GORDON Sherie Cornish Gordon is in her fourth year on staff in the NSU athletics department. In May 2010, she was promoted to the position of associate athletics director for internal operations after holding that title in an interim capacity since February 2009. She also serves as the department’s senior woman administrator. At NSU, Cornish Gordon is responsible for the supervision of the department’s internal operations, including management of the department’s budget, oversight of game-day management, and supervision of equipment and facilities. In addition, she oversees the volleyball, softball, bowling, men’s tennis and women’s tennis programs. Cornish Gordon began her tenure at NSU in January 2006 as the assistant for business operations and was soon thereafter promoted to assistant athletics director for business operations. She came to Norfolk State University in 2005 after serving as a senior administrative assistant at American University. She also served as an athletics department intern at the University of Maryland in 2004-2005 and as an assistant women’s basketball coach at her alma mater, Morgan State University, during the 2003-2004 school year. Cornish Gordon is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the Collegiate Athletics Business Management Association (CABMA) and the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association (MOAA). She serves on the program committee for CABMA. She is a 2006 graduate of NACWAA’s Institute for Administrative Advancement and a 2009 graduate of the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females. Cornish Gordon was an accomplished basketball player at Morgan State, where she scored more than 1,000 career points. She was a four-year letter winner and was a team captain her final three seasons. The former Sherie Cornish of Severna Park, Md., she earned her bachelor’s degree in sports administration from

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Morgan State in 2002 and her master’s in sports management from Temple in 2004. Cornish Gordon currently resides in Suffolk, Va., with her husband, Ross, and son, Ethan. KAREN HOLMES Karen Holmes is in her second year as associate athletics director for development at NSU. Holmes’ primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate and implement all development and fundraising activities for the athletics department. The ultimate goal is to increase funding for athletic scholarships, capital projects and other athletic enhancements. Prior to NSU, Holmes has served as the foundation manager at the Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau since 2006. She was responsible for planning and directing the foundation’s operations to include fundraising, staffing, budgeting and research. Holmes has also held positions as a business account representative at Opportunity, Inc. and as a marketing consultant at LNC (local news on cable) channel 5 and the Hampton Roads Radio Group in the Southeastern Virginia area. Holmes is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD), Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council. Holmes, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from NSU in 1998. ALISHA TUCKER Alisha Tucker is in her fifth year working in the Norfolk State University athletics department. She assumed the role of associate athletics director for student services for the 2010-11 academic year after serving as assistant athletic director for compliance for the previous four

years. This year, Tucker also begins a four-year appointment to the NCAA’s Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee and will also serve as an NCAA Division I Certification Peer Reviewer. Before coming to Norfolk State, Tucker served as the athletics eligibility specialist and curriculum coordinator at Marshall University from 2005-06. Tucker began her career as an assistant compliance coordinator at Michigan State University from 2001-02, and then earned a promotion to compliance coordinator at MSU in 2003. Tucker also worked as director of compliance at Villanova from November 2003 to June 2004, then was assistant athletics director for compliance at the University of Richmond from June 2004-January 2005. Tucker earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and composition from the University of Virginia in 1996. She earned her master’s in sports management from Old Dominion University in 2001. A Hampton native, Tucker was a track and field athlete at Hampton High School. She was also a sprinter and hurdler on the U.Va. track team. Tucker was also the liaison between the student-government and the athletics department serving on various committees. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and currently resides in Hampton. JAMAR ROSS Jamar Ross is in his second year as NSU’s assistant athletics director for business operations. Ross served from July 2007 to April 2009 as associate sports information director at Old Dominion University. At ODU, he was the primary media contact for the Monarchs’ start-up football team.

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY 2010-11 WOMEN’S BOWLING MEDIA GUIDE Previously, Ross was the sports information director at Hampton University from 2002-07. While at Hampton, Ross served on the Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance Subcommittee for Hampton’s NCAA Recertification Self Study. Ross also served as Sports Information Director at Winston-Salem State University in 2001-02, was the assistant SID at Hampton 2000-01, and completed a postgraduate internship at Southern Illinois University in 2000. He also served as a press room attendant at NCAA men’s basketball tournaments in 1997 and 2000. Ross graduated cum laude from Winston-Salem State University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 1999. He received his master’s in sports management from ODU in 2008. Ross also completed the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females in 2008. DR. DELANYARD ROBINSON Dr. Delanyard Robinson is in his 18th year as faculty athletic representative for the Norfolk State Athletics Department. Robinson is also a professor in the Department of Psychology at Norfolk State. Robinson is a native of Bessemer, Ala. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1965 at Tuskegee Institute. He received his master’s degree in experimental psychology from St. Mary’s College (Tex.) in 1971, and in 1980 he received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Robinson and his wife, Barbara, are the parents of two sons, Michael and Delanyard II. REESE BRIDGMAN Reese Bridgman is in his third year as the Spartans’ assistant athletics director for strength and conditioning. Bridgman oversees the strength and conditioning efforts for all 15 of NSU’s sports programs. Bridgman previously served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Newport News Apprentice School’s football program from 2005-07. He was also the Builders defensive coordinator in 2007 after coaching the defensive line in 2005 and 2006. Before moving to the Hampton Roads area, Bridgman was the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Central Florida from 1997-2003. Bridgman helped train 20 UCF football players who went on to make active NFL rosters, including the likes of Daunte Culpepper, Asante Samuel, Travis Fisher, Atari Bigby, Steve Edwards, Brandon Marshall and Rashad Jeanty. Other top-notch athletes he helped tutor at UCF include Major League pitcher Mike Maroth. Along with his strength and conditioning expertise, Bridgman has an extensive background as a football coach at the high school, college and professional levels. Bridgman coached two seasons in the Arena Football League. He coached linemen and was the strength coach for the Orlando Predators in their ArenaBowl runner-up season of 1995. The following year, he worked in the same capacity for the Milwaukee Mustangs (now defunct). Bridgman’s one stint as a head football coach came at East Central Community College in his home state of Mississippi from 1992-94. He has also worked as an assistant football coach at NAIA Georgia Southwestern College and at a pair of Division II schools, Southeast Oklahoma State and East Texas State (now known as Texas A&M-Commerce). He also was men’s track coach during his tenure at Southeastern Oklahoma State. Bridgman, a native of Tylertown, Miss., got his football coaching start at Hattiesburg (Miss.) Prep in 1983. Bridgman, 47, received his bachelor’s degree in athletic administration and coaching from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1985. He earned his master’s in physical education with an emphasis in exercise physiology from East Texas State (Texas A&M-Commerce) in 1986. Bridgman is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION and Conditioning Coaches Association, and the National Association of Speed and Explosion. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Chesapeake. JACQUELINE NICHOLSON Jacqueline Nicholson is in her third year working in the NSU athletics department. After serving as athletics academic coordinator the last two years, Nicholson was promoted to the position of assistant athletics director for academic support for the 2010-11 school year. Nicholson’s responsibilities include advising all NSU student-athletes on issues of NCAA eligibility requirements and monitoring progress toward their degrees. Nicholson is also in charge of coordinating the academic support efforts for each team along with the academic enhancement counselors. Previously, Nicholson worked as an academic coordinator intern at Virginia Tech during the 2007-08 school year, assisting with the Hokies football team. She also served as a graduate assistant in the university academic advising center at Virginia Tech from 2005-07. A native of Clayton, N.J., Nicholson was a four-year letterwinner for the Hokies track and field team as a sprinter and hurdler. She was a member of the Virginia Tech all-academic team and athletics director’s honor roll. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human development in 2005 and her master’s in educational leadership in 2007, both from Virginia Tech. MEGHAN ANTINARELLI Meghan Antinarelli is in her first year as assistant athletics director for sports medicine at NSU. Previously, she served for eight years as an athletic trainer within the department. Antinarelli, who is originally from Wellesley, Mass., received her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from the University of Massachusetts in 1998. She received her master’s degree in athletic training at Old Dominion University in 2001. She and her husband, Joseph, live in Suffolk and have one son, Nicholas. MATT MICHALEC Matt Michalec is in his seventh full year as sports information director at NSU. He is in charge of coordinating media relations efforts for all 15 of NSU’s athletics programs. His duties include the production of press guides, serving as the media liaison for the athletics department, keeping statistics at all home athletic contests, and maintaining the university athletics web site. In 2006, he was named the Black College Baseball SID of the Year. Previously, Michalec worked for two years as a parttime sports reporter and editorial assistant at the Daily Press newspaper in Newport News, Va. Michalec graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in communications from Old Dominion University in 2002. He served as sports editor for ODU’s student newspaper during his time there. He got his professional start by working for two years as a sportswriter at the York Town Crier and Poquoson Post newspapers in York County, Va. Michalec is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) and the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Michalec and his wife, Annie, live in Newport News and have one son, Brandon. MIKE BELLO Mike Bello was hired as the assistant sports information director in August of 2010. He came to NSU after a pair of internships at Division I institutions. At NSU, Bello will be the

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main contact for volleyball, women’s basketball, softball, tennis and bowling. Prior to arriving at NSU, Bello spent the previous year at the University of South Florida as a full-time intern, where he was the main contact for track and field and cross country as well as the secondary contact for men’s basketball and football. While at USF, Bello was part of a new initiative there that did away with traditional printed media guides and went to a new, interactive and online format that featured videos, photos and text all intermixed on a web-based platform. During the 2008-09 athletics season, Bello worked as an intern in the sports information office at Harvard. He also spent the 2007-08 season volunteering with the sports information office at Kent State University as part of his graduate work there. He has also volunteered with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Boston Breakers of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Bello earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Penn State University in journalism in 2004, and a master of arts degree in recreation and sports management in 2009 from Kent State. JESSICA COLE Jessica Cole is in her second year as the head assistant athletic trainer at Norfolk State University. Previously, Cole served as the assistant athletic trainer at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., for two years (200709). She also worked for two and a half years as the athletic trainer at Chelsea Community Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy in her native Chelsea, Mich. Cole earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Florida Southern College in 2004. She completed her senior internship with the WNBA’s Detroit Shock in 2004, and earned her master’s degree in exercise physiology from Eastern Michigan in 2008. NICOLE DIETRICH Nicole Dietrich is in her first year as the assistant athletic trainer at Norfolk State University. Previously, Dietrich served as the assistant athletic trainer at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pa., for the past two and half years. A native of Lykens, Pa., Dietrich received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Lock Haven University in 2004. She earned her master’s degree in psychology from Shippensburg University in 2007. Dietrich currently resides in Norfolk, Va. DERRICK COLES Derrick Coles is in his first year as the compliance coordinator at Norfolk State University. His duties consist of handling many of the day-to-day operations of Norfolk State University’s compliance office, specifically: monitoring playing/practice seasons, monitoring recruiting contacts/calls, overseeing the National Letter of Intent program, NCAA Special Assistance Fund and MEAC reports. In addition, Coles assists the associate athletics director with rules education for coaches and student-athletes and serves as a member of the eligibility certification team. Before coming to Norfolk State, Coles was the assistant director of sports information at Hampton University. Derrick assisted with the day-to-day activities of the Office of Sports Information, as well as serving as the primary media contact for women’s basketball, volleyball, bowling and men’s and women’s tennis. He was also the secondary media contact for football. Before coming to Hampton, Coles spent six years as an assistant within the athletic department at Virginia Union University. His duties included assisting the sports

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY 2010-11 WOMEN’S BOWLING MEDIA GUIDE information department with programs, media guides and game-day activities, as well as working with the compliance office in reviewing academic records, practice schedules and athlete eligibility matters. Coles received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Virginia Union in 2007 and his master’s in sports management from Virginia State University in 2009. Coles is a native of Richmond, Va. and his volunteer work includes the Special Olympics, the Rudy Johnson Foundation, the James Farrior Foundation, Richmond Sports Backers and Upward Sports Academy. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. SHIRLEY BROOKS Shirley Brooks is in her 11th year as the football administrative assistant for the NSU athletics department. Brooks oversees all administrative of the program, including coordinating special events, player files and maintaining the recruiting database. A native of Hertford, N.C., Brooks has three children: Derek, Dietrich and Verletita. She is currently working toward her degree in tourism and hospitality management at Norfolk State. WILLIAM WRIGHT William “Ray” Wright is in his eighth year as the head equipment manager at NSU. Previously, Wright worked as a parking supervisor in NSU’s Office of Parking and Transportation. He has also served as a security officer at NSU. A native of Portsmouth, Wright lettered in football and track at NSU in the early 1980s. He was a member of the 1984 CIAA championship football team. Wright earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in physical education in 1995. He is currently pursuing his master’s in administration. Wright has four daughters, Chiquita, Nikeya, Britney and Ashley; two granddaughters, Kyra and Destini, and one grandson, Michael. NATE BELL Nate Bell is in his 15th year as assistant equipment manager for the Norfolk State University athletics department. A native of Norfolk, Va., Bell is a 1994 graduate of Maury High School, were he lettered in football, and wrestling. Bell resides in Norfolk.

MICHELLE MacFARLANE Michelle MacFarlane joined the Norfolk State University athletics staff as an administrative specialist in Sept. 2010. She comes to NSU after spending six years at Eastern Virginia Medical School as an administrative assistant. While there, MacFarlane’s duties included composing correspondence, recording and distributed minutes of faculty meetings, handling travel and catering arrangements, organizing and creating flyers, and filing and organizing grades. During her time at EVMS, she also worked for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service as a tax preparer and instructor of basic tax course. MacFarlane completed classes at Old Dominion and Kee Business College, where she received her medical assistant diploma prior to working at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Norfolk State University Athletics Foundation Board of Directors

Fran Steward, President Mervin Pitchford, Vice President Phillip Brooks, Treasurer Craig Cotton, Executive Director Marty Miller, Athletics Director Robert Boyd Jacob L. Cheeks Harold Hagans John Hornbeck A. Graige Johnson Curtis Maddox* Langston Powell Zackery Rodgers James Satterfield* Donna Sample Smith John Warren

A BRIEF OVERVIEW Norfolk State University’s proud legacy of achievement in collegiate athletics began at the NCAA Division II level as a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). NSU was one of the league’s most dominant programs, winning championships in every sport the school offered. In 1997, NSU joined the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), one of only two NCAA Division I conferences comprised of historically black colleges and universities. Other conference members include: Bethune-Cookman College, Coppin State College, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Savannah State University and South Carolina State University. NSU made an immediate impression in the conference in 2000-01, winning the Talmadge Hill Award – presented annually to the member whose men’s teams compile the most points based on team finishes in conference competition. The Spartans won the Talmadge Hill Award again each year from 2005-10. In all, NSU has won conference titles in men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s basketball during its brief tenure in the MEAC.

Why Support Norfolk State University Athletics?

• NSU competes at the nation’s highest level of intercollegiate athletics competition – National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I - and is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). • The need to increase funding for scholarships for deserving studentathletes motivated by achievement both in athletics and academics. • Improvements and maintenance of equipment and facilities that will enable NSU student-athletes to perform at their full potential. • A competitive athletics program of the highest quality is consistent with the institution’s emergence an the “Institution of Choice.” • A competitive athletics program contributes to the enjoyment of the student-athlete experience.

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