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ROSTER/QUICK FACTS General information • 1 Team Roster.......................................... 1 Quick Facts............................................ 1

Meet the ’CATS • 2-9 Head Coach Pat Goss........................ 2-3 Associate Head Coach Steve Bailey..... 4 Support Staff.......................................... 4 Northwestern Golf.................................. 5 2009-10 Wildcats.............................. 6-10

NU Golf: Only the Best • 11-23 Windon Memorial Classic.....................11 The Word on NU Golf.......................... 12 Eric Gleacher/Chick Evans.................. 13 Luke Donald................................... 14-15 2008-09 Season Recap....................... 16 Honors and Awards........................ 17-18 Wildcat Record Book........................... 19 Gleacher Center.................................. 20 Luke Donald Practice Facility.............. 21 Northwestern Golf Courses................. 22

This is Northwestern • 24-36 This is Northwestern....................... 24-25 Notable Alumni............................... 26-27 President Morton Schapiro.................. 28 Director of Athletics Jim Phillips........... 29 Academic Services . ...................... 30-31 The Big Ten Conference...................... 32 Athletic Excellence.............................. 33 Athletic Endowments........................... 34 Wildcat Administration......................... 35 My Kind of Town, Chicago................... 36

The 2009-10 Northwestern University Men’s Golf Media Guide was produced by the Northwestern University Athletic Communications Department. Assistant Athletic Director: Mike Wolf Associate Director/Men’s Golf Contact: Doug Meffley Associate Director: Nick Brilowski Associate Director/Publications Coordinator: Julie Dunn Assistant Director: Rand Champion Assistant Director: Scott Hammer Big Ten Network Liaison: Rob Coons Program Assistant: Jocelyn Serranilla Photography: Stephen Carrera, Matthew Mitchell Cover Design: Multi-Ad Services, Inc. QUICK FACTS Location: Evanston, Ill. Founded: 1851 Enrollment: 8,000 President: Morton Schapiro Faculty Representative: Bob Gundlach Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Purple and White Conference: Big Ten Director of Athletics and Recreation: Jim Phillips Sport Administrator: Brad Hurlbut Head Coach and NU Director of Golf: Pat Goss (14th year) Career Tournament Wins: 24 Coach’s Phone: 847-491-4642 Associate Head Coach: Steve Bailey (Fifth year) Coach’s Phone: 847-491-9953 2009 Big Ten Finish: Seventh NCAA Finish: 29th 2008-09 Top Regular-Season Finish: First Place: Kepler Intercollegiate

2009-10 ROSTER Name Jonathan Bowers *** Sam Chien * Eric Chun * Matt Denison ** Josh Dupont ** David Lipsky ** Nick Losole Ravi Patel **

Year Sr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Ht. 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-8

Wt. 145 145 155 185 155 160 155 135

Hometown/High School Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson San Diego, Calif./Mt. Carmel Ansung City, South Korea/International Christian School Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North Poway, Calif./Cathedral Catholic La Canada, Calif./La Canada Scottsdale, Ariz./Scottsdale Notre Dame Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley

* denotes letters won

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PAT GOSS 14th Season Head Coach Director of Golf




April 3, 1970

Alma Mater

Northwestern, 1992

Degrees Bachelor’s Degree Economics

n 13 years as a college head coach, Pat Goss has put his stamp on Northwestern’s men’s golf program, and the rest of the golf word has taken notice. In February of 2007, Goss achieved one of his sport’s highest honors, being named one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America.” It is an illustrious honor given the fact that he is just one of three collegiate head coaches on the current list. In the fall of 2007, Goss was named Northwestern’s director of golf, earning overall responsibility and oversight of both the men’s and women’s golf programs. Goss emphasizes teaching and that coaching trait has been recognized nationally by numerous publications. GIn 2002, Golfweek tabbed him as one of its 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have an impact in the golf industry. At Northwestern, his accomplishments include four Big Ten titles (1999-2001, 2006) and six top-30 NCAA national finishes in the last 13 years. These achievements have solidified Northwestern as one of the nation’s top programs, and perhaps the elite program in the Midwest. In the latest Golf Digest “College Golf Guide,” Northwestern is ranked 30th among all schools nationally and is the top program for schools in the northern and northeastern half of the country. Already a four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001), Goss’ Wildcats have won four Big Ten crowns (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2006) and 24 tournament titles in his tenure. In addition, Northwestern has won four individual Big Ten Championships in that time (Luke Donald, 2000 and 2001; Chris Wilson, 2006; Eric Chun, 2009). Under Goss, the Wildcat program has consistently been ranked among the nation’s best, year-in and year-out. Northwestern has made 12 appearances in the last 15 NCAA Championships, the last 10 under Goss. In a Golfweek study (Sagarin average) performed at the beginning of the decade, Northwestern’s program was ranked 25th nationally for a six-year period (2000-05). In 1997, Golfweek tabbed Goss as its National Coach of the Year after guiding the Wildcats to their first of four straight top-20 NCAA finishes. The 1999 Big Ten title was Northwestern’s first since 1948. In 1998-99, Goss’ troops took third at the NCAA Championships with Luke Donald becoming Northwestern’s first NCAA golf champion. Donald, a four-time All-American, and Jess Daley, another Wildcat All-American, both earned their PGA TOUR cards in December 2001. Donald has become one of the world’s top-15-ranked players. Tom Johnson, a 2004 graduate, earned his PGA TOUR card in December of 2006.

Playing Experience

Letterwinner, Marshall, 1988-91 Letterwinner, Northwestern, 1991-92

Coaching Experience Northwestern, 1992-96 Assistant Coach Northwestern, 1996-present Head Coach Northwestern, 2007-present Director of Golf Family

Wife—Lindy Daughters—Allison, Claire, Madeline



ince being named head coach in the spring of 1997, Pat Goss has led Northwestern to six top-30 NCAA finishes in 13 years—the most successful stretch in school history. Entering the 2009-10 season, he also has led NU to a top-three finish in 53 of 157 career tournaments.

Tournament Championships (24) 2006, 2001, 2000 and 1999 Big Ten Championships 2008 Notre Dame Spring Invitational 2009, 2006, 2000 and 1999 Kepler Intercollegiate 2005 Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge 2007, 2004 and 2002 Windon Memorial Classic 2003 Rice Intercollegiate 2001 and 2000 The Prestige 2001 and 1997 Fossum/Spartan Invitational 1999 Ping/Golfweek Preview Invitational 1999 Aldila Collegiate Classic 1999 and 1997 Marshall Invitational 1997 Legends of Indiana Intercollegiate 1997 Kent King Cobra Intercollegiate

Pat Goss, with 2009 Big Ten medalist Eric Chun at the NCAA Championships, was named a Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America” in February, 2007.

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HEAD COACH PAT GOSS NORTHWESTERN UNDER GOSS k 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2006 Big Ten Champions k 24 Tournament Titles k The 1999 NCAA Individual Champion & 1999 College Golfer of the Year Luke Donald PAT GOSS (left), who has led Northwestern to four Big Ten Championships and five top-25 NCAA finishes, continues to serve as coach for Luke Donald (right), the world’s 15th-ranked professional player.

k Four-straight NCAA National Championship appearances and six overall

The success on the course also has carried over into the classroom. In the 38 academic quarters that Goss has been in charge, his Wildcats have boasted at least a 3.0 team grade point average for 31 of 38 quarters. All six Wildcats eligible to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2008-09 earned the award. In addition, Wildcats routinely have earned GCAA Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors in recent years, totalling 12 such awards in Goss’ tenure. The accolade combines criteria comprised of skill level, grade point average and moral character. Upon assuming duties as interim head coach in February 1997, Goss guided NU to a runner-up finish at the Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate Championships in Pottsboro, Texas. The next weekend, the Wildcats won the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W. Va., the school’s first tournament title since 1993. Just prior to the Big Ten Championships, the interim tag was lifted and Goss was named head coach. In Goss’ first season at the helm, the Wildcats qualified for the NCAA Championships. It was a special moment for the team and Goss as Northwestern also was the host school for the tournament. Playing in front of a purple-filled gallery, the Wildcats shocked many by leading the NCAA Championships after both the first and second rounds. NU entered the final day in second place and finished seventh, its highest finish since ’43. In 2006, Goss helped bring the Big Ten Championships back to Chicagoland after a 50-year hiatus. The wait was worth it as Northwestern staged perhaps the best conference championship while also sweeping the team and individual titles. Northwestern went on to finish second at the NCAA Central Regional Championships and earn another NCAA national championships berth. Goss spent four-plus seasons as the Wildcats’ assistant coach prior to his promotion to the head coaching position. He is a PGA Class “A” member. In 1995, he spent four months as the teaching professional at El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico. Goss has former players playing on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, Canadian Tour, NGA Hooters Tour and the Gateway Tour. He continues to teach and coach Luke Donald, and accompanies him to every major tournament as well as the Ryder Cup. The native of Crystal Lake, Ill., spent the first two years of his collegiate playing career at Marshall University before transferring to Northwestern in 1991. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern in 1992. Goss is a two-time GCAA District Four Coach of the Year (1997, 1999). In addition, he served on the District IV Advisory Committee from 1998-2000, and as its chairman in 2000. He currently is serving on GCAA’s All-America Committee and is on the board of the First Tee of Chicago. He and his wife, Lindy, have three children: Allison, Claire and Madeline. The Goss family lives in Evanston.

(1997-2000, 2006, 2009) k Seven-straight NCAA Regional Championship appearances and 10 overall (1997-2003, 2006-07, 2009) k Seventh Place 1997 NCAA Championships k Third Place 1999 NCAA Championships k Eighth Place 2000 NCAA Championships k NU Golf ranked No. 1 in 2000 by GolfStat and Golfweek k Five All-Americans have earned a combined nine All-America honors: Luke Donald (4 times) Jess Daley Scott Rowe Matt Seppanen Tom Johnson (2 times) k Twelve GCAA Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars

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tephen Bailey is in his fifth year at Northwestern. He spent three seasons as an assistant before earning the title of associate head coach prior to the 2008-09 campaign. Bailey took on added responsibility with his promotion, including overall program administration, and now is the tournament director for the Windon Memorial. The new duties are in addition to his main role, which is recruiting. NU’s 2008-09 freshman class of Eric Chun and Sam Chien was ranked in the top-10 in the nation by Golfweek, while 200910 freshman Nick Losole was the nation’s 15th-ranked junior player. Chun won the Big Ten individual title in 2009, becoming the first freshman medalist since Illinois’ Steve Stricker in 1986. Chun was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and GCAA PING All-Region. Also in 2008-09, NU qualified for the NCAA Championships as a team for the first time since 2005-06 in Bailey’s first year in Evanston. Bailey played a key role in helping NU host a very successful 2006 Big Ten Championships at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. Northwestern captured the Big Ten team title, Chris Wilson was the medalist and David Merkow was named Big Ten Player of the Year. Bailey served as tournament director for the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) from 2001-04, leading planning and administration of 13 AJGA Championships. From 1999-2000, he managed tournament communications and public relations for the AJGA and its 61 events. A Virginia native, Bailey earned a communications degree from Radford in 1998 before spending a year as an assistant sports information director there. He earned a master’s degree from Northwestern in 2009. He and his wife, Bethany, reside in Evanston.

LANNY BRADFORD Second Season Associate Athletic Trainer



anny Bradford joined Northwestern as an associate athletic trainer during the summer of 2008. Bradford handles athletic training duties for both men’s and women’s golf programs. Bradford earned an associate’s degree from Hutchinson Community College (Hutchinson, Kan.) in 1995 before receiving a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science/athletic training from Iowa State in 1998. He completed his master’s degree in higher education administration at Purdue in 2000. Prior to joining the Wildcats, Bradford was the associate athletic trainer at California from 2006-08. He also worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Arizona (2002-06) and Buena Vista University (200002). Bradford served Purdue at a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 1998-2000.


Feb. 14, 1976

Alma Mater

Radford, 1998

Degrees Bachelor’s Degree Communications Master’s Degree (Northwestern, 2009) Sports Administration Golf Experience Tournament Director American Junior Golf Assocation Coaching Experience Northwestern, 2005-07 Assistant Coach Northwestern, 2008-present Associate Head Coach Family


STEVE BAILEY (left) has inked two-straight nationally ranked classes, including the 2008-09 group featuring Sam Chien (right) that ranked 10th in the country.



orthwestern golf has the distinct advantage of being able to train with golf-specific instruction from the strength and conditioning professionals at Athletico. In their second season with the company, the Wildcats again will work directly with Cory Puyear, an experienced and respected golf fitness instructor. The ’Cats also work with veteran Northwestern assistant director of strength and conditioning Jason Pullara. As a licensed physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Puyear has dedicated his career to understanding the biomechanics, manual therapy, rehabilitation and corrective exercises as they relate to golf. Puyear has been an adjunct staff to many golf schools and has appeared on The Golf Channel as a golf fitness expert. He has worked closely with many top 100 PGA teaching professionals including Jim Suttie, Rick Smith, Jim Flick and Todd Sones. Puyear has clientele playing on the PGA, Champions, Nationwide, LPGA and Futures tours. Puyear has been certified as a golf fitness instructor—medical level 2 and golf biomechanic level 2—through the Titleist Performance Institute and as a Master Golf Fitness Instructor through Advantage Golf. Puyear’s understanding of the body and golf-specific functional training make him of one of the games top strength and conditioning specialists.

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NORTHWESTERN: IT’S A GOLF SCHOOL! • Northwestern has produced first-team AllAmericans in the 1980s, 90s and 2000s. • In the 2007 Golf Magazine’s “Top 100” Teacher list, three individuals have NU ties: Pat Goss, Manuel de la Torre (NU golf alum and Hall of Fame member) and Dr. Jim Suttie (former NU coach who recruited Pat Goss).

NORTHWESTERN won threeconsecutive Big Ten Championship trophies from 1999-2001 before adding a fourth under head coach Pat Goss in 2006. NU has the most team and individual Big Ten titles of any conference team in the last 13 years.

• Chick Evans, founder of the Evans Scholars, attended NU as a freshman before dropping out due to a lack of money. His accomplishments: 50 consecutive U.S. Amateurs, and winner of the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in same year. • NU has produced two U.S. Amateur finalists, Dillon Dougherty and Chick Evans. Evans won the Amateur at the same site that Dougherty played, Merion Country Club.

• Pat Goss has written instructional articles for Golf Magazine and Golf Digest and appeared twice on Golf Academy Live in 2006.

• Jim Benepe, a 2007 NU Hall of Fame inductee, won his inaugural PGA TOUR event in 1988.

• Golf Digest was founded by Northwestern alums Howard Gill and Bill Davis. • The first instructional editor of Golf World was former NU golfer Dick Aultman. • The current editor-in-chief and chairman of Golf World is Geoff Russell, editorin-chief of Golf Digest is Jerry Tarde and current publisher of PGA TOUR Partners and former publisher of Golfweek is Jim Nugent, who are all NU alums. • In the latest Golf Digest College Golf Guide, a guide that takes into account player growth, academics, climate and coaches/facilties, Northwestern is ranked sixth among all programs and is the top program in the Big Ten and the topranked program among schools in the Midwest, Mideast and Northeast states. • In 2006, Tom Johnson became NU’s third player to earn PGA TOUR status since 2001. • In September of 2009, 1987 graduate Fran Quinn won the Nationwide Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open to become the 13th person in Tour history to surpass $1 million in career earnings. He is a three-time winner on the Tour.

• NU served as hosts of the 1997 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. • NU was creator and co-host of the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, which ran from 2004-07 and was played on three of the nation’s top-ranked modern courses as named by Golfweek. NU also serves as host for the Big Ten Match Play Championships, held for the first time during the 2008-09 season. • NU has players who have competed and won on the PGA TOUR, European Tour, Asian Tour and Canadian Tour. • NU alums in key golfing industry professions: Jonathan Loosemore, Director of Leadership Promotion for the European Tour for Titleist and Foot-Joy Worldwide; Kevin Lynch, Player Manager for IMG; Dick Lyons, Mizuno USA’s vice president and general manager; Jim Grunsfeld, Owner and Managing Partner of SeeMore Putter Company; Jeff Fiorini, President of Golf Pride, a division of Eaton; Craig Sager, TNT on-air golf personality; Brian Hewitt, Golf Channel on-air personality.

LUKE DONALD, who won the 1999 NCAA Championship (pictured left), is ranked in the top 30 in the Official World Golf Ratings. Donald has career earnings nearing $15 million, including a career-best $3.2 million in 2006. Donald was on pace to surpass that total in 2008 before a wrist injury derailed his season. Known as a short-game specialist, Donald ranks No. 1 on the PGA TOUR in putting average and sand save percentage in 2009. Northwestern head coach Pat Goss continues to serve as Donald’s swing coach.

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2009-10 WILDCATS for 2005 ... Team MVP in 2004 and ’05 ... Team co-captain from 200406 ... Played against former NU golfers Chris Wilson and Kyle Moore in high school, and fellow Wildcat David Lipsky in junior events ... Senior class president ... National Honor Society member.

JONATHAN BOWERS 5-10 • 145 Senior Columbus, Ohio Bishop Watterson

Personal Born Jonathan William Bowers on 2/29/88 ... Son of Rose and Bill Bowers ... Chose Northwestern over Ohio State, TCU, Xavier and Miami (Ohio) ... Majoring in communication studies and history.



Had several breakout performances during the year as Northwestern’s No. 3 golfer, including holding a tie for the lead following the first round of the 2009 NCAA National Championships ... Finished the year with a career-best 74.16 stroke average, lowering his previous mark by 1.16 strokes ... Had a career-best second-place finish at the FAU Spring Break Championship after opening with a career-best 4-under 67 and following that up with a 68 in the second round ... Fired another score of 67 with a 3-under performance in the second round of NU’s next tournament at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... Finished 14th at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate to help the Wildcats capture the team title ... Shot an even-par 72 in the opening round at the exceptionally tough Karsten Creek Golf Club during the NCAA South Central Regional to help NU advance to the NCAA Championships ... Again had a phenomenal opening round at the NCAA Championships, firing a 2-under 69 at the Inverness Club to share the first-round lead with the eventual national champion ... Recorded four rounds in the 60’s and six of par or better on the year ... GCAA All-America Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Rounds 35 28 31 94

Average 75.60 75.32 74.16 75.04

Low 70 69 67 67

Top 10/20 Finishes 3/2 0/3 1/1 4/6


2007-08 Played in three fall tournaments with his best finish coming at NU’s Windon Memorial Classic where he placed 14th ... Competed in the Windon as an individual and not part of NU’s team contingent ... Opened the Windon with rounds of 69 and 70 ... Placed 23rd at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge ... Took part in seven spring tournaments, placing in the top 20 three times ... Tied for seventh place at a Dual Match against Jacksonville in the spring season ... Shot a 69 in the second round of the Notre Dame Spring Invitational, earning a 12th place finish ... Shot (-1) in the opening round of the Big Ten Championship, finishing in 13th place ... Finished the season with a 75.32 stroke average.

SAM CHIEN 5-10 • 145 Sophomore San Diego, Calif. Mt. Carmel

2006-07 A solid contributor for the Wildcats right out of the gate, earning three top-10 and one top-20 finish in his first four collegiate events ... Ended the season with a 75.60 stroke average­—third-best on the team ... Tied with his teammate David Merkow for the team-high in top-10 finishes with three ... Tallied one more top-20 finish in the spring at the Kepler Intercollegiate (14th) ... Best finish of year came at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, where he fired three rounds of 75 or lower to earn a fourthplace finish ... Fired six rounds of par or better, highlighted by shooting his low round of 70 on three different occasions.

High School


2005 Ohio High School individual state champion ... Led Bishop Watterson to the team title in the 2004, finishing in second individually ... Qualified for the 2005 USGA Junior Amateur and advanced to the second round of match play ... Finished second, fifth and 10th in the three AJGA events he played in 2005 ... First-team all-Central Catholic League for all four years of high school ... First-team all-district in 2004 and 2005 ... District MVP in 2005 ... 2004 and ’05 Suburban News Boys Golfer of the Year ... Ohio High Magazine Man of the Year in Boys Golf

Summer 2009 Qualified for the 2009 Public Links and the 2009 U.S. Amateur, finishing T-61 at the U.S. Am but missing match play after falling in a playoff.

2008-09 Competed in three tournaments ... Played as an individual at the Windon Memorial Classic and the FAU Spring Break Championship, coming in a season-best 27th at the FAU tournament ... Performed well enough in practice to earn the fifth lineup spot for the 2009 NCAA National Championships ... Led Northwestern with a season-best score of 1-over 72 in the second round ... Was under par for the entire second round until darkness forced him to finish the following morning.

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2009-10 WILDCATS High School 2006 and 2007 AJGA Rolex All-America honorable mention ... Placed first at the AJGA Ping Phoenix Junior ... Medalist at U.S. Juniors qualifier before making match play at U.S. Juniors ... Member of the victorious West Canon Cup squad (junior version of the Ryder Cup) ... Won three events during the 2006 season and was a semifinalist at the Polo Golf Junior Classic, which is one of the most prestigious events in junior golf. ... Three-time first-team All-CIF San Diego section honoree while earning a second-team nod once ... Three-time All-North County team award winner ... As a senior, led his high school in both 18-hole average (71.6) and nine-hole average (35.5) ... Earned Mt. Carmel’s Scholar Athlete Award ... San Diego Union-Tribune Achievement Certificate recipient.

Personal Born Samuel Chien on 10/23/1989 in Taichung, Taiwan ... Son of SoMain Chen and Brian Chien ... Chose Northwestern over UCLA and California ... Major is undeclared.

High School

CHIEN’S CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 Career

Rounds 9 9

Average 75.78 75.78

halfway point ... A third-round even-par 71 in tough conditions gave him a four-stroke cushion entering the final 18 holes ... Selected Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... All-Big Ten second-team honoree ... GCAA PING All-Region selection ... Had Northwestern’s best stroke average on the year with a 73.32 ... Compiled three top-10 and three other top-20 finishes on the season ... First-career top-20 came in his second collegiate tournament when he took 13th at NU’s own Windon Memorial, finishing with a 1-under 70 in the final round ... Earned a seventh-place finish at the CordeValle Collegiate ... Named to the Big Ten Match Play Championship All-Tournament team after winning all four of his matches and making an astounding 26 birdies through 56 holes ... He won two matches by 6 and 5 margins ... Shot a collegiate-best total of 67 (-3) in the second round at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... Finished in the top-20 in four of NU’s final five tournaments of the year, taking sixth at the Kepler Intercollegiate, 13th at the U.S. Intercollegiate, winning the Big Ten Championships and coming in 13th at the NCAA South Central Regional ... Had a team-best five rounds in the 60’s on the year with 11 total rounds at par or better.

Low 72 72

Top 10/20 Finishes 0/0 0/0


Ranked eighth in the 2008 class by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and 18th by Golfweek/Titleist ... 2007 first-team AJGA Rolex Junior All-American (one of 12 players to receive the honor) ... Champion of the 2007 Randy Wise Junior Open and the Coca-Cola Junior Championship ... Played the entire 2007 summer season in the U.S. ... Took eighth in the HP Boys Junior and the Western Junior ... After moving to Australia, won the Cronulla Amateur Open, Penrith Amateur and finished second at the Mastercard Junior Masters in 2004 ... In 2005, racked up 13 Australian Junior titles, including the New South Wales Junior Championship ... Member of the A/B honor roll.

Personal Born Jae Han Chun on 03/08/90 in Seoul, South Korea ... Son of Chang Keem Chun and Lim Eun Kyung ... Moved to Malaysia at the age of 5, becoming the top-ranked junior in Malaysia by the age of 12 ... Major is undeclared.

CHUN’s CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 Career

ERIC CHUN 5-9 • 155 Sophomore Ansung City, South Korea International Christian School

Rounds 37 37

Average 73.32 73.32

Low 67 67

Top 10/20 Finishes 3/3 3/3


SUMMER 2009 Qualified to be an alternate for the 2009 U.S. Open, losing in a playoff at the Grayslake final stage qualifier for the site’s lone spot in the field.

2008-09 Won the 2009 Big Ten individual championship to become the first freshman to earn conference medalist honors since Illinois’ Steve Stricker in 1986 ... Followed up an opening-round 1-under 70 at Penn State’s Blue Course with a 3-under 68 to take a one-stroke advantage at the

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MAtt DENISON 6-0 • 185 Senior Northbrook, Ill. Glenbrook North SUMMER 2009 Qualified for the 60th Illinois Open.

2008-09 Played in five tournaments, four as a member of NU’s team lineup ... Suffered an injury during the second half of the season ... Best finish of the year with a 50th-place effort at the CordeValle Collegiate ... Helped NU to victories over Purdue and Iowa at the Big Ten Match Play Championship with wins of 4 and 3, and 1UP, respectively ... Academic All-Big Ten.

JOSH DUPONT 5-10 • 155 Junior Poway, Calif. Cathedral Catholic

2007-08 Competed in seven events and posted a 76.65 stroke average ... Best finish came in NU’s Windon Memorial Classic where he placed 22nd with a 3-over 216 (70-73-73) ... Competed individually in the Windon ... Placed 23rd at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge ... Carded an even-par 72 in the second round of the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge ... Partook in three spring events, including two (General Hackler Championship and Western Intercollegiate) as an individual and not part of the team contingent ... Posted a season-best score of 70 during round three of the CordeValle Collegiate, improving 12 strokes from the first round.

2006-07 (at lehigh) In nine events, Denison finished in the top-five once, top-10 four times and in the top-20 five times ... Member of the all-Patriot League team ... Earned Lehigh’s Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Award ... Earned Patriot League golf academic honor roll ... Made Lehigh’s Dean’s List.

High School Captain of men’s golf team, earned three letters ... Finished with a scoring average of 74.1 ... Finished second place in his conference, third place in Regionals and Sectionals ... Named all-conference, Pioneer Press all-area ... Named team’s MVP ... Finished in the AIGA top 20 two times ... Tied for second place at the Illinois State Junior Amateur Tournament ... Ranked third in Illinois by Golfweek/Titleist as a senior ... National Honors Society Vice President ... Finished on the honor roll all four years ... Student Advisory Board President ... Senior class treasurer ... Lettered in hockey twice, track once.

PERSONAL Born Matthew Mueller Denison on 8/14/88 ... Son of Jeanne and Tom Denison ... Father swam at Dartmouth College ... Majoring in economics with a minor in business institutions.

SUMMER 2009 Competed in the 2009 U.S. Amateur.

2008-09 Earned the No. 4 spot in the Northwestern lineup after playing two of the first four tournaments of the year as an individual ... Finished 19th at the Windon Memorial and 10th at the FAU Spring Break Championship in those individual appearances to play his way into the NU lineup ... Shot a career-best 67 (-4) in the opening round of the FAU tournament ... Had a career-best JOSH second-place finish at the DUPONT Kepler Intercollegiate, leading Northwestern to the team title in the tournament ... Fired a 1-under 70 in the final round of the Kepler, the only underpar score for any competitor in the entire event ... Went 2-2 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, recording wins of 3 and 1 against Purdue and 1UP versus Iowa ... Recorded NU’s fourth-best stroke average with a 75.32 ... Had one round in the 60’s and three at par or better during the year ... Academic All-Big Ten.



Year 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Rounds 20 15 35

Average 76.65 78.40 77.40

Low 70 72 70

Top 10/20 Finishes 0/0 0/0 0/0

Played in all five fall tournaments as a true freshman ... Best finish came at the Olympia Fields/ Fighting Illini Invitational, where he placed 21st with an 11-over 221 ... Carded a 3-under 69 in the final round of NU’s Windon Memorial Classic ... Placed 23rd at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge ... Best finish of the season at the Notre Dame Spring Invitational, taking 12th place ... Shot

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2009-10 WILDCATS a one-under 69 at the Notre Dame Spring Invitational, tying his best round of the season ... Took third place and shot a 71 at the Jacksonville Dual Match ... Finished 23rd competing as an individual at the Western Intercollegiate ... Played 36 rounds, tied for the most on the team ... Had an even 75 stroke average ... Shot par or better four times, with two rounds in the 60s.

High School Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2006 and 2007 ... In the 2007 US Amateur at the Olympic Club, Dupont took NCAA Champion Jamie Lovemark to 21 holes in the second round of match play after finishing stroke play in 5th place ... Member of the 2004 Junior Ryder Cup team ... 26th-ranked player in the class of 2007 by Golfweek Magazine ... AJGA HP Scholastic Junior All-American in 2005-06 ... 2005 CIF San Diego High School champion ... Finished in the top-15 at the 2006 Westerfield PGA Junior Championship and the 2006 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions ... Named 2006 Western League Player of the Year ... 2005 San Diego Union-Tribune Player of the Year ... Helped Cathedral Catholic place second at 2006 state tournament and third at 2005 tournament ... Team captain ... 2004 PGA Junior Player of the Year ... 2007 Senior Class president and member of National Honor Society ... Inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions in 2005 ... 2007 Cathedral Catholic Academic Athlete of the Year ... Hails from the same high school as professional stars Phil Mickelson, Barry Zito and Mark Prior.

Personal Born Joshua Joseph Dupont on 1/9/89 ... Son of Tim and Kelly Dupont ... Majoring in economics.

DUPONT’s CAREER STATS Year 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Rounds 36 31 67

Average 75.00 75.32 75.15

Low 69 67 67

Top 10/20 Finishes 1/0 2/1 3/1

Kepler Intercollegiate to help NU to the team title in the tournament ... Overall on the year had four rounds in the 60’s ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007-08 Competed in four fall tournaments, two of them as an individual ... Placed 40th and 47th, respectively, at the CordeValle Collegiate and Wolf Run Intercollegiate ... Finished fourth at the Windon Memorial Classic, but was competing as an individual ... Shot a 4-under 209 (70-67-72) at the Windon ... Competed individually at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, and placed 16th ... Carded a 4-under 67 at the Windon ... Shot a field-best 139 at the Notre Dame Invitational, earning the first number one finish of his collegiate career ... Earned a first-place finish at the Jacksonville Dual Match, shooting a 68 ... Placed 17th at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Came in 13th at the Big Ten Championships, recording two rounds at or below par ... His low round of the year (67) tied for best on the team ... Paced the team with 11 rounds scored at par or better ... Finished with a 74.47 stroke average, third-highest for NU.

2006-07 Did not see any action.

High School First-team all-Los Angeles Area in 2005 ... Recorded two top-five finishes at AJGA events in 2005, finishing second at the Greater Hartford Jaycees and fifth at the Lessings Classic ... Victorious at the Rio Hondo High School League Tournament in both 2004 and 2005 ... MVP of the Rio Hondo League in 2004 and 2005 ... Captured the 2004 Junior Tour Championship played at PGA West ... Earned three other top-20 finishes in AJGA events ... Named Los Angeles all-Southern Section in 2004, ‘05 and ‘06 ... Team captain his senior year at La Canada ... Won the 2003 Ashworth Postseason at Mission Hills ... Averaged a score of 36 for his final two seasons ... Played against NU teammate Jonathan Bowers.

PERSONAL Born David Lipsky on 7/14/88 ... Son of Aaron and Yon Suk Lipsky ... Chose Northwestern over California and Columbia ... Majoring in political science.

LIPSKY’S CAREER STATS Year 2007-08 2008-09 Career

DAVID LIPSKY 5-10 • 160 Junior La Canada, Calif. La Canada

Rounds 34 37 71

Average 74.47 73.49 73.96

Low 67 67 67

Top 10/20 Finishes 2/3 3/3 5/6


2008-09 Created a formidable 1-2 punch with freshman Eric Chun atop Northwestern’s lineup for much of the season ... All-Big Ten second-team honoree ... GCAA PING All-Region selection ... Led Northwestern with 13 rounds at par or better on the year, earning three top-10 finishes and three more top-20 efforts ... Began the year with an 11th-place finish at the Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational, firing a 2-under 68 in the second round ... Had back-to-back top-10’s with an eighth-place effort at The Prestige at PGA WEST and a season-best seventh-place finish at the CordeValle Collegiate ... Matched his season-best when he took seventh at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, firing a career-best 67 (-3) in the second round ... Followed that up with an 11th-place finish at the

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NICK LOSOLE 5-11 • 155 Freshman Scottsdale, Ariz. Scottsdale Notre Dame HIGH SCHOOL 2008 Rolex Junior All-American ... Honorable mention AJGA All-American ... Ranked 15th in the Class of 2009 by Golfweek/Titleist ... No. 17 ranked player on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) circuit ... Ranked No. 21 by Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Recorded one win, four runner-up and 12 top-10 results in AJGA play ... Qualified for the match play portion of the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2008 ... Two-time Arizona state high school champion ... Led high school to back-to-back team state championships ... Has 130-career top-10 finishes including 60 wins and 31 runner-up performances in 143 junior-career starts ... Carries above a 4.0 GPA.

Won the 2007 Illinois State Amateur (-11), becoming the youngest player in state history to capture the title ... Top-ranked junior in Midwest and Illinois ... Finished in the top-15 at five AJGA events ... Earned victories at the 2006 AJGA Midwest Players Junior Championship and the 2006 FCWT Cog Hill Classic ... Qualified in 2005 and 2006 for the USGA Junior Amateur and advanced to the match-play portion in 2006 ... Named top player in Illinois by Junior Golf Scoreboard and ranked second in the Midwest by Golfweek Magazine ... All-state and team MVP as a high school freshman and became school’s first player to advance to state in golf ... Did not play the next three years at the prep level due to IHSA rules ... Academic all-conference selection ... FCWT All-American (twice) ... Indian Prairie Scholar ... Academic Excellence Award all four years ... Coached by Spike Grossheuch.

Personal Born Ravi S. Patel on 6/13/89 ... Son of Shailesh and Jaimini Patel ... Qualified for the 2008 Nationwide Tour Bank of America Open at the Glen Club ... Qualified for the 2008 USGA Public Links and 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship ... Majoring in economics.


PERSONAL Born Nicholas James Losole III on 4/28/91 ... Son of Nick and Debbie Losole ... Chose Northwestern over USC, UCLA, Stanford and Duke ... Plans to major in economics.


Year 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Rounds 13 22 35


5-8 • 135 Junior Naperville, Ill. Neuqua Valley 2008-09 Played in seven tournaments during the season, six as a member of Northwestern’s team lineup ... Played in all four of the Wildcats’ fall tournaments, entering the lineup in the Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational, The Prestige at PGA WEST and the CordeValle Collegiate ... Was an individual for NU’s home Windon Memorial ... Best finish was a 27th-place effort at the FAU Spring Break Championship which featured a second-round score of even-par 71 ... Concluded the year with a 75.82 stroke average ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007-08 Played in two fall tournaments, the Wolf Run Intercollegiate and Windon Memorial Classic ... Placed 57th at the Wolf Run and 40th in NU’s home event ... Shot a 1-over 72, his best round of the season, in the second round of the Windon ... Played in five total events, posting a 77.15 stroke average ... Scored a fifth-place finish at the Jacksonville Dual Match, shooting a 73 ... Shot a 74 during the second round of the Big Ten Championships.


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Average 77.15 75.82 76.31

Low 72 71 71

Top 10/20 Finishes 0/0 0/0 0/0


ne of Northwestern’s proud golf traditions is its hosting of The Windon Memorial Golf Classic. The tourney is named after the late Bernie Windon, former vice-president of Ameritech, who spearheaded the effort to bring major collegiate golf to the Chicagoland area. The Windon Memorial has been held 12 times since 1993. The first tournament, known then as the Quintessence Classic, was contested in the fall of 1993 at Kemper Lakes and Royal Melbourne Golf Courses. Kent State won the team title while Stanford’s Casey Martin took home individual titleist honors. That December, Mr. Windon passed away. Shortly thereafter, the tournament was renamed the Windon Memorial Classic and, to keep Mr. Windon’s “quintessential” spirit alive, tournament participants compete for the Quintessence Trophy. In 1994, Texas A&M and Minnesota were crowned co-champs while Texas A&M’s Anthony Rodriguez was the individual champ. In 1995, the Florida Gators won the team title and Florida’s Josh McCumber edged Stanford’s Tiger Woods by two strokes for the individual crown. The Windon Memorial Classic was not held in 1996 or 1997 as NU hosted the 1996 Ping/Golfweek Preview and the 1997 NCAA Championships. The field for the 1998 Windon Memorial Classic featured six teams ranked in the top-25

NU captured its third Windon Classic crown in 2007, marking the third time in the last six years Northwestern has won the tournament title. Pictured with the ’Cats is Holly Windon-Starck. including Texas, Florida, Stanford and Minnesota. The Gophers won their second Windon by taking the 1998 crown, holding off NU by three strokes. The 1999 Windon Memorial Classic was played at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. It again had a stellar field, with five teams ranked in the top 25. NU’s Luke Donald was the individual champion, firing a 4-under-par, 209. The Oklahoma Sooners shot a 4-over-par 868 to win the 2000 Windon Memorial championship at The Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, Ill. Hunter Mahan of USC took home medalist honors as he finished the 54-hole tournament with scores of 72-68-73=213. In 2002, Northwestern ran away with the Windon championship, defeating second-place Duke by 25 strokes at the Glen View Club in Glenview, Ill. NU shattered the record for lowest winning team score (848) for 54 holes by 20 strokes. The previous record (868) was set by Oklahoma in 2000. Tom Johnson won in 2002 for his firstcollegiate win, shooting a tournament-record final-round 66 on his way to a tournament-

record total of 206. The previous single-round record of 67 was held by a trio of players, the most recent being Donald. In 2004, the Windon returned to Conway Farms and the Wildcats used a balanced team effort to take their second Windon crown. Purdue’s Peter Richardson became the first player in tournament history to capture multiple and consecutive individual titles. The 10th edition of the Windon Classic, held in 2006 for the first time at the Skokie Country Club, witnessed a new team champion, SMU. SMU’s Colt Knost also claimed the individual title, posting a 2-under 211. Northwestern won its third Windon title (in the last six tourneys) in 2007 when it came from behind to defeat Kent State by a stroke at the Lake Shore Country Club. The 2009 Windon is October 4-5 at Skokie Country Club, the second time it has hosted the Windon since 2006. The field is comprised of Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Michigan, Indiana, Kent State, Coastal Carolina, Minnesota, Eastern Michigan, Tulsa, Northern Illinois, Old Dominion, Tennessee, California and UC Davis.

WINDON MEMORIAL CLASSIC RESULTS Year Team Champion Individual Champion Runner-up(s) 1993 Kent State Casey Martin Mike Muehr 1994 Texas A&M Anthony Rodriguez Mark Scheibach Minnesota Joe Ogilvie 1995 Florida Josh McCumber Tiger Woods 1998 Minnesota Adam Dooley Luke Donald 1999 Kent State Luke Donald Ben Curtis, James McClean 2000 Oklahoma Hunter Mahan Nick Jones, Cody Freeman 2002 Northwestern Tom Johnson Jim Seki, Scott Harrington 2003 Minnesota Peter Richardson Justin Smith, Casey Strunk, Joe Affrunti 2004 Northwestern Peter Richardson Ryan Blaum, Tyler Brown, Peter Laws, Josh Persons 2006 SMU Colt Knost Gary Woodland 2007 Northwestern Clayton Rask, Mike Van Sickle Dan Doyle 2008 Illinois Jorge Campillo John Hahn

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Course(s) Kemper Lakes and Royal Melbourne Kemper Lakes and Royal Melbourne Kemper Lakes and Royal Melbourne North Shore Country Club Conway Farms Golf Club Knollwood Golf Club Glen View Club North Shore Country Club Conway Farms Golf Club Skokie Country Club Lake Shore Country Club North Shore Country Club


THE WORD ON NORTHWESTERN GOLF “I knew when I came to America that I wanted to spend four years working on my game in the hope of becoming the best player I could be, as well as securing a degree that would stand me in good stead in later life. After four years I can look back and know that I made the right choice in coming to Northwestern University. Not only did I gain a bachelor in arts, but I also left NU with the satisfaction of knowing that I had raised my game to a level that I felt was good enough to compete on the PGA Tour. Thanks to NU’s outstanding golf program and facilities, and with its proximity to Chicago, my experiences will always stay with me as some of my most enjoyable.” —Luke Donald NU Golfer 1998-2001 PGA TOURMember 2002-present

“I’ve heard all my life about how playing the game is the important thing and how it’s not whether you win or lose. I don’t believe that. I believe in winning. People remember if you win and if you do well. The Northwestern Golf Program embodies that spirit for its student-athletes and has proven that they can compete with the best programs in the country for the national championship. As the years have unfolded, I have thought, literally thousands of times, of how fortunate I was to be treated so favorably by such an outstanding institution. Northwestern has made an enormous difference in my life.”


—Eric Gleacher NU Golfer 1959-62 International Investment Banker

“My decision to attend Northwestern University is probably one of the most successful choices I have made in my life. The opportunity to compete and succeed in both the classroom and on the golf course while at Northwestern provided a great foundation for postgraduate success in the business world. Student-athletes that select Northwestern for their undergraduate experience preserve two options for later success in life, professional golf and business. I have a great sense of pride in being associated with the history of the program, and revel in the accomplishments of recent years.” —David Grams NU Golfer 1985-89 Managing Partner, Mandan Capital Partners

“The four years I spent at Northwestern provided not only fantastic memories for me to look back on, but prepared me for the unpredictabilities life offers. From the golf courses we practiced at, to the friendships we developed, to the tournaments we played and to the victories we celebrated, my college golf experience helped me to appreciate every reason why I love golf, and why I pursued it as a career. However, once I focused away from the hectic lifestyle of a professional golfer, my Northwestern University degree opened up many business opportunities. My Northwestern education is what helped me solidify a promising new career.” —Scott Rowe NU Golfer 1994-97 Asian Tour winner 1998, European Tour Member 2000

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ric Gleacher, a 1962 graduate of Northwestern, was presented with the fourth annual Rolex Achievement Award in April 1999. The award is given to former varsity collegiate golfers who, after graduation, have achieved excellence in their chosen career (outside of golf ) and in doing so, have made a special contribution to society. Gleacher is the chairman and chief executive officer of Gleacher Partners, an ERIC GLEACHER international investment banking firm. He also is an accomplished competitive golfer. Gleacher won the Metropolitan (N.Y.) Golf Association Junior Championship in 1957 and was a member of the Western Illinois University golf team which won the NAIA championship in 1959, his freshman year. Gleacher then transferred to Northwestern where he earned a golf scholarship his junior and senior years. He then spent more than three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer, before attending the University of Chicago Business School where he received his MBA in Finance in 1967. During his amateur golf career, Gleacher has won 15 club championships. He has claimed titles at Shinnecock (N.Y.), Baltusrol (N.J.), Deepdale (N.Y.), Maidstone (N.Y.), Montclair (N.J.) and National Golf Links of America (N.Y.). Gleacher was a member of the USGA Executive Committee from 1996 to 2004. He qualified for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship in 1997 and 1998. In 1997, he advanced to the first round of match play after finishing in eighth place during stroke play competition. Gleacher is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago. In 1996, he contributed $15 million to the University of Chicago Business School to help finance a new building for the school in downtown Chicago. In 1998, Gleacher donated $6.1 million to Northwestern to construct an indoor golf practice facility for varsity golfers and to endow the budgets of the men’s and women’s golf teams in perpetuity. Gleacher’s daughter, Sarah, is a Northwestern alum, and his youngest daughter, Patsy, is an NU sophomore.

ERIC GLEACHER was profiled in the Spring 2007 Golf Digest INDEX magazine for his contributions to Northwestern’s golf programs.


he Evans Scholars dream began to unfold on July 18, 1890 when Charles “Chick” Evans Jr., Chicago’s legendary amateur golfer, entered the world. In 1893, Evans and his family moved to Chicago. Five years later, at age 8, he was a caddie at Edgewater Golf Club. As Evans’ fame grew within golf circles, pressure mounted for him to turn professional. Evans, however, was not interested CHICK EVANS in playing golf for money. He loved the game for its purity, tradition and sportsmanship. turning professional seemed inappropriate to him. Still, Evans’ skills attracted admirers, and he could not avoid entering into agreements that brought money his way. To preserve his amateur status, Evans decided that any such earnings should be placed in an escrow fund. Evans, influenced by his mother, Lena, had a plan. If enough money could be raised, the funds could finance CHICK college educations EVANS for needy caddies. That commitment grew from Evans’ own inability to complete his college education. He attended Northwestern as a freshman, but had to drop out of school due to lack of money. From his days at Edgewater, Evans knew there were many worthy young caddies who showed academic promise but whose families could not afford the cost of college. In 1928, Evans persuaded the Western Golf Association to oversee the trust fund and in 1930, the first two Evans Scholars enrolled at Northwestern. Chick Evans’ dream had become a reality. In all, Chick Evans’ golfing career lasted six decades. He triumphed over such golfing luminaries as Bobby Jones, Francis Ouimet, Walter Hagan and Gene Sarazen, and competed in an inapproachable record of 50 consecutive U.S. Amateur Championships. And yet, when Chick died in 1979, it was noted that the biggest thrill the game of golf ever gave him was not any of his 54 victories or numerous honors. What pleased Chick more than any trophy was the success of the Evans Scholars Foundation, and the character of the young people who benefitted from his dream.

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LUKE DONALD Northwestern’s

European Master Luke Donald, the most prolific golfer in Wildcat history, and arguably the best amateur of his era in the world, was a four-time All-American, the 1999 College Golfer of the Year, the 1999 NCAA Individual Champion, a three-time Big Ten Player of the Year, four-time All Big Ten honoree, two-time Big Ten Champion and 13-time tournament medalist. Donald was awarded the Golfstat Cup in 1999 for having the lowest stroke average in the nation and was ranked No. 1 by all polls over a three-year span. He led Northwestern to three-consecutive Big Ten titles from 1999-2001, helping the Wildcats to a pair of top-eight national finishes in 1999 and 2000. After coaching Donald to incredible collegiate success, Northwestern head coach Pat Goss remains Donald’s swing coach to this day.


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onald closed out his standout collegiate career in 2001 with an incredible run of four-straight tournament titles, including his second consecutive Big Ten individual crown. Donald then successfully defended his Northeast Amateur title, and ended his stellar amateur career by leading Great Britain & Ireland to its second straight Walker Cup victory and amassing the best match record (71) in Walker Cup history for GB&I. Donald then turned pro in August of 2001, and along with former teammate Jess Daley, earned his PGA TOUR card in December of 2001. Donald has turned in his best professional years the past five seasons, which includes earning spots on the 2004 and 2006 European Ryder Cup teams. In 2005, Donald missed only one cut in 18 starts (he made 63 cuts in 77 events from 2004-07) and collected a career-best five top10s and earned over $2 million (PGA Tour only) for the first time in a season. He also won the 2005 Target World Challenge ($1.3 million payday). He came back in 2006 with another stellar year, making 16 cuts in 18 tournaments and won his second PGA TOUR event, the Honda Classic. He finished with 10 top-10 finishes, including a third-place showing at the PGA Championship. For the year, Donald earned nearly $3.2 million in tournament earnings. In Ryder Cup play, Donald has helped the Europeans win both challenges with the United States. Donald, who has been positioned in the top-15 world rankings the past five years, also has won two times on the 2004 European Tour—the Scandinavian Masters and the Omega European Masters. In 2008, Donald again was ranked among the world’s top-15 players before suffering a wrist injury with four holes to play in the final round of the U.S. Open­­. While the setback kept Donald out of the British Open and the PGA Championships, he still amassed nearly $1.5 million in PGA TOUR earnings during the year. Donald ranks as the No. 1 putter on tour in 2009, placing fifth at the British Open Championship and compiling six top-10 finishes during the year. Since he began his professional career in 2001, Donald has accumulated nearly $15 million in world earnings. He notched his first PGA TOUR victory at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic in 1992 and became just the 11th rookie in TOUR history to earn $1 million in his first season.

LUKE DONALD, pictured at the 2004 Ryder Cup, helped lead the European team to victories in both 2004 and 2006 with a combined 5-1 record in the event over the two years.

Northwestern head men’s golf coach PAT GOSS (left) continues to teach and coach LUKE DONALD (right). Goss accompanies Donald to every major tournament and the Ryder Cup.

LUKE DONALD (right foreground) is congratulated by former NU golfers Eric Gleacher (’62) (left), Jess Daley (’00) (middle) and Peter BileckI (right) at the 2006 Honda Classic.

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orthwestern qualified for its sixth NCAA National Championships under heat coach Pat Goss and freshman Eric Chun won the Big Ten individual championship to highlight the Wildcats’ 2008-09 season. Chun became the first freshman to earn Big Ten medalist honors since Steve Stricker in 1986, holding off host Penn State’s Kevin Foley to finish as the only competitor in the tournament below par. The victory gave Northwestern eight team or individual conference championships in the last 10 years. Chun was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year for his efforts. As a team, the Wildcats won the Kepler Intercollegiate for the fourth time in tournament history before taking fourth place at the NCAA South Central Regional in Oklahoma to advance to the NCAA National Championships at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. At the NCAA Championships, junior Jonathan Bowers held a share of the lead following a 2-under par opening round. Northwestern’s individual golfers put together great tournaments during the year, with four different Wildcats posting top-7 finishes including three top-2 efforts. In addition to Chun’s Big Ten title, Bowers took second at the FAU Spring Break Championship, sophomore Josh Dupont was second at the Kepler and junior David Lipsky was seventh at both the CordeValle Collegiate and the Cowboy Classic. Chun and Lipsky both were named All-Big Ten second team and Ping/GCAA All-Region selections. Bowers and senior Andy DeKeuster won Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar awards. As NU’s lone senior, ANDY DeKEUSTER (left) helped the Wildcats make the 2009 NCAA Championships with his performance at the Regionals, while ERIC CHUN (right) became the first freshman to win the Big Ten individual championship since Illinois’ Steve Stricker did it in 1986.

2008-09 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Name Eric Chun David Lipsky Jonathan Bowers Josh Dupont Andy DeKeuster Sam Chien Ravi Patel Matt Denison TEAM TOTALS

Events Rounds Average Low Round Rounds in 60’s 12 37 73.32 67 5 12 37 73.49 67 4 10 31 74.16 67 4 10 31 75.32 67 1 8 24 75.67 69 1 3 9 75.78 72 0 7 22 75.82 71 0 5 15 78.40 72 0 13 37 295.71 279 15

Par or Better Top 10/20 11 3/3 13 3/3 6 1/1 3 2/1 3 0/1 0 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 43 —

Best Place (Tournament) 1st (Big Ten Championships) 7th (CordeValle/Cowboy Classic) 2nd (FAU Spring Break Champ.) 2nd (Kepler Intercollegiate) 19th (Windon Memorial Classic) 27th (FAU Spring Break Champ.) 27th (FAU Spring Break Champ.) 50th (CordeValle Collegiate) 1st (Kepler Intercollegiate)



Date Tournament Score Sept. 19-21 Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational 308-285-298=891 Oct. 5-6 Windon Memorial Classic 289-289-292=870 Oct. 13-14 The Prestige at PGA WEST 308-298-294=900 Nov. 3-5 CordeValle Collegiate 382-376-368=1,126 Feb. 13-14 Big Ten Match Play Championship N/A Feb. 27-March 1 Puerto Rico Classic 294-297-290=881 March 27-29 FAU Spring Break Championship 286-288-297=871 April 6-7 Wyoming Cowboy Classic 287-273-289=849 April 11-12 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate 301-296-295=892 April 18-19 U.S. Intercollegiate 289-282-286=857 May 1-3 Big Ten Championships 290-296-287-304=1,177 May 14-16 NCAA South Central Regional 302-302-310=914 May 26-28 NCAA National Championships 298-304-306=908

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Finish 13th/15 5th/15 t-8th/16 7/12 3-1, 5th/11 t-12th/15 4th/14 6th/20 1st/13 13th/16 7th/11 t-4th/13 29th/30

NORTHWESTERN GOLF HONORS AND AWARDS ALL AMERICANS 1964 1966 1972 1986 1991 1994 1995 1997 1998 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003


Jeff Jones John Seehausen (Third Team) Peter Hansen (Honorable Mention) Jim Benepe (First Team) Steven Edgley (Honorable Mention) Scott Rowe (Honorable Mention) Scott Rowe (First Team) Scott Rowe (Second Team) Matt Seppanen (Honorable Mention) Luke Donald (Third Team) Luke Donald (First Team) Luke Donald (First Team) Jess Daley (First Team) Luke Donald (First Team) Tom Johnson (Honorable Mention) Tom Johnson (Honorable Mention)

NCAA NATIONAL TEAM COMPETITION Year 1935 1942 1943 1991 1997 1998 1999 2000 2006 2009

Coach Ted Payseur Ted Payseur Ted Payseur Jeff Mory Pat Goss Pat Goss Pat Goss Pat Goss Pat Goss Pat Goss

Finish 8th 2nd 5th 18th T-7th 19th 3rd 8th * 25th 29th

* Position at time of team cut

Year 1942 1966 1972 1985 1986 1991 1995 1997 1998 * 1999 2000 2002 2006 2009

Player Manuel de la Torre Jim Stolz John Seehausen Pete Hansen Jim Benepe Jim Benepe Steve Edgley Bill McGowan Derek Grams Brad Newman-Bennett Adrian Morley Scott Rowe Erik Ciotti Scott Rowe Matt Seppanen Kevin Lynch Jonathan Loosemore Luke Donald Matt Seppanen Josh Habig Jess Daley Erik Ciotti Luke Donald Erik Ciotti Jess Daley Josh Habig David Shaffer Jess Daley Luke Donald Josh Habig Danny Riskam David Shaffer Tom Johnson Kyle Moore Chris Wilson Dillon Dougherty Dan Doyle David Merkow Eric Chun Jonathan Bowers Josh Dupont Sam Chien David Lipsky

Finish 2 Quarterfinals N/A T-21 12 8 T-28 T-32 T-81 T-107 T-151 T-11 T-17 T-25 T-47 T-58 T-62 T-32 T-48 T-82 T-117 T-117 1 T-16 T-34 T-51 78 T-3 T-7 T-62 75 T-79 86 T-82 T-92 T-92 T-111 T-126 T-79 T-89 T-131 T-148 T-151

SCOTT HARRINGTON, a two-time top-10 Big Ten finisher, was a 2004 and 2008 Nationwide Tour member.

CHRIS WILSON, the 2006 Big Ten Champion, was a twotime GCAA All-America Scholar and a finalist for the 2006 Byron Nelson Award. He made his PGA TOUR debut at the 2009 Memorial.

* 1998 and 2006 finishes at time of cut


JESS DALEY, a first-team All-American in 2000, was a 2002 member of the PGA TOUR before earning Nationwide Tour status from 2002-07.

1989 1990 1991 1998 1999 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009

David Grams Steven Edgley Steven Edgley Josh Habig Josh Habig Chris Thayer Chris Thayer Bjorn Widerstedt T.C. Ford Bjorn Widerstedt Chris Wilson Chris Wilson Kyle Moore Jonathan Bowers Andy DeKeuster

TOM JOHNSON, 2001 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, earned his PGA TOUR card in 2006. He was a Nationwide Tour member in 2005 and 2007-09.

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All-Big Ten Selections

Academic All-Big Ten

Year Individual Score 1937 Sid Richardson 301 1938 Sid Richardson 305 1939 Chase Fannon 295 1966 John Seehausen 286 1986 Jim Benepe 283 1995 Scott Rowe 284 1996 Jonathan Loosemore 288 2000 Luke Donald 287 2001 Luke Donald 279 2006 Chris Wilson 280 2009 Eric Chun 283

1985 Jim Benepe 1986 Jim Benepe 1989 Steven Edgley, Dominique Boulet 1990 Steven Edgley 1991 Steven Edgley 1994 Brian Payne, Scott Rowe 1995 Scott Rowe, Matt Seppanen 1996 Scott Rowe, Jonathan Loosemore, Matt Seppanen 1997 Scott Rowe, Jonathan Loosemore, Matt Seppanen, Erik Ciotti 1998 Luke Donald 1999 Luke Donald, Jess Daley 2000 Luke Donald, Jess Daley 2001 Luke Donald, Chris Thayer, Tom Johnson 2003 Tom Johnson, Bjorn Widerstedt (2nd) 2004 Tom Johnson (2nd) 2005 Chris Wilson (2nd) 2006 David Merkow, Chris Wilson, Dillon Dougherty (2nd) 2007 David Merkow (2nd) 2009 Erin Chun (2nd) David Lipsky (2nd)

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Team Champions Team 1925 1937 1939 1948 1999 2000 2001 2006

Coach Score Leon Kranz 669 Ted Payseur 1,244 Ted Payseur 1,197 Sid Richardson 1,531 Pat Goss 1,131 Pat Goss 1,160 Pat Goss 1,132 Pat Goss 1,160

Player of the Year

(awarded since 1988) 1994 Scott Rowe 1995 Scott Rowe 1999 Luke Donald 2000 Luke Donald 2001 Luke Donald 2006 David Merkow

LES BOLSTAD RECIPIENTS (low season stroke average, awarded since 1974) 1986 Jim Benepe 1995 Scott Rowe 1999 Luke Donald 2000 Luke Donald 2001 Luke Donald

Freshman of the Year


(awarded since 1988) 1994 Scott Rowe 1995 Matt Seppanen 2001 Tom Johnson 2009 Eric Chun

(awarded since 2002) 2002 Scott Harrington 2003 Tom Johnson 2005 Kyle Moore 2006 Chris Wilson

Northwestern’s 1999 TEAM captured the first of three-consecutive Big Ten titles for the Wildcats. NU won its fourth crown under head coach Pat Goss (far right) in 2006.


David Grams David Grams Steven Edgley, David Grams Steven Edgley, Jeff Pavlik, Pat Peterson Steven Edgley, Joe Huber Bert Roney Bert Roney Jonathan Loosemore Erik Ciotti, Jonathan Loosemore Erik Ciotti, Josh Habig, David Shaffer Josh Habig, David Shaffer Josh Habig, David Shaffer, Chris Thayer David Shaffer, Chris Thayer T.C. Ford, Chris Thayer T.C. Ford, Bjorn Widerstedt T.C. Ford, Scott Weber Chris Wilson David Merkow, Kyle Moore, Scott Weber, Chris Wilson Kyle Moore, Chris Wilson Jonathan Bowers, Andy DeKeuster, Matt Denison, David Lipsky, Kyle Moore Jonathan Bowers, Andy DeKeuster, Matt Denison, Josh Dupont, David Lipsky, Ravi Patel

BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP HONOREE (awarded since 2003) 2003 Bjorn Widerstedt 2004 T.C. Ford 2005 Chris Wilson 2006 Kyle Moore 2007 Chris Wilson 2008 Andy DeKeuster 2009 Andy DeKeuster Returning golfers in bold NOTE: In 2002-03, the Big Ten began awarding first- and second-team All-Big Ten honors.

ERIC CHUN won 2009 Big Ten medalist hon- DILLON DOUGHERTY (right), shakes hands ors to earn the Freshman of the Year award. with Rory Sabbatini at the 2006 Masters. The He was the first freshman champ since 1986. group also included Gary Player.

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WILDCAT RECORD BOOK Top 54-Hole Tournament Scores (Since 1990)

individual Tournament Wins (Since 1984)

1. 2. 5. 10.

1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09

202 204 204 204 205 205 205 205 205 206 206 206 206 206

Luke Donald, 2001 U.S. Collegiate Championships Luke Donald, 2000 Compaq US Collegiate Jess Daley, 1999 The Nelson Scott Rowe, 1995 Kent State Invitational Tom Johnson, 2002 Alister MacKenzie Invitational Luke Donald, 2001 Fossum Intercollegiate Jess Daley, 2000 Compaq US Collegiate Luke Donald, 1998 The Nelson Matt Seppanen, 1998 NCAA Central Regional Dan Doyle, 2006 CordeValle Collegiate Bryson Young, 2003 Alister MacKenzie Invitational Tom Johnson, 2002 Windon Memorial Classic Luke Donald, 1999 Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate Erik Ciotti, 1998 Keswick Cavalier Classic

team Tournament Wins 1925 1937 1938 1948 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1988-89 1992-93 1996-97 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09

Big Ten Championships Big Ten Championships Big Ten Championships Big Ten Championships Badger Invitational, Illinois State Intercollegiate Bradley Invitational Augusta Invitational Iron Duke Invitational, Marshall Invitational Fossum/Spartan Invitational Marshall Invitational, Legends of Indiana Intercollegiate, Fossum/Spartan Invitational, Kent State King Cobra Intercollegiate Big Ten Championships, Aldila Collegiate Classic, Marshall Invitational, Kepler Intercollegiate Big Ten Championships, Kepler Intercollegiate, The Prestige at Palm Desert, Ping/Golfweek Preview Invitational The Prestige at Palm Desert, Fossum Intercollegiate, Big Ten Championships Windon Memorial Classic, Rice Intercollegiate Windon Memorial Classic Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, Kepler Intercollegiate, Big Ten Championships Windon Memorial Classic, Notre Dame Spring Invitational Kepler Intercollegiate

Jim Benepe, Badger Invitational Jim Benepe, Big Ten Championships Jim Benepe, NIU Mid-American Jim Benepe, Stanford Intercollegiate Fran Quinn, Illinois State Invitational Dominique Boulet, Eastern Kentucky Invitational Bert Roney, Spartan Invitational Scott Rowe, Northern Intercollegiate Scott Rowe, Adams Cup of Newport Scott Rowe, Kent State Invitational Scott Rowe, Big Ten Championships Jonathan Loosemore, Big Ten Championships Scott Rowe, ReliaStar Intercollegiate Scott Rowe, Marshall Invitational Matt Seppanen, Kent State Intercollegiate Matt Seppanen, NCAA Central Regional Luke Donald, The Nelson Luke Donald, Aldila Collegiate Classic Luke Donald, Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate Luke Donald, Kepler Intercollegiate Luke Donald, NCAA Championships Luke Donald, Ping/Golfweek Invitational Luke Donald, Windon Memorial Luke Donald, San Juan Shoot-out Jess Daley, Kepler Intercollegiate Jess Daley, Spartan Invitational Luke Donald, Big Ten Championships Luke Donald, U.S. Collegiate Championship Luke Donald, Kepler Intercollegiate Luke Donald, Fossum Intercollegiate Luke Donald, Big Ten Championships Tom Johnson, Windon Memorial Classic Scott Harrington, Rice Intercollegiate Dillon Dougherty, Alister MacKenzie Invitational David Merkow, Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge Kyle Moore, Kepler Intercollegiate Chris Wilson, Big Ten Championships David Lipsky, Notre Dame Spring Invitational Eric Chun, Big Ten Championships

Top Single-Season Stroke Averages

Top individual rounds

(minimum 75 percent of team’s rounds) Name Year Rounds Strokes Avg. Luke Donald 1998-99 40 2,818 70.45 Luke Donald 1999-00 40 2,819 70.48 Luke Donald 2000-01 37 2,618 70.76 Jess Daley 1999-00 40 2,839 70.98 Tom Johnson 2002-03 34 2,435 71.62 Luke Donald 1997-98 37 2,671 72.19 Scott Rowe 1994-95 42 3,037 72.31 Tom Johnson 2000-01 34 2,469 72.62 Scott Rowe 1996-97 43 3,132 72.84 Tom Johnson 2001-02 37 2,698 72.92

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Top CAREER Stroke Averages (minimum 80 rounds) Name Years Rounds Strokes Avg. Luke Donald 1997-01 154 10,926 70.95 Tom Johnson 2000-04 141 10,263 72.79 Jess Daley 1996-00 123 8,973 72.95 Scott Rowe 1993-97 162 11,889 73.39 Jim Benepe 1984-86 108 7,987 73.95 David Merkow 2003-07 121 8,987 74.27 Chris Wilson 2003-07 115 8,551 74.36 Dillon Dougherty 2002-06 116 8,668 74.72 Matt Seppanen 1994-98 145 10,851 74.83 Scott Harrington 1999-03 117 8,759 74.86

Jess Daley, 2000 Compaq US Collegiate Josh Habig, 2000 NCAA Central Regional Luke Donald, 2001 Fossum Intercollegiate Chris Thayer, 2001 Fossum Intercollegiate Jess Daley, 1998 The Nelson Kyle Moore, 2006 Big Ten Championships Kyle Moore, 2005 CordeValle Collegiate Tom Johnson, 2002 Alister MacKenzie Invitational Luke Donald, 2001 Big Ten Championships Luke Donald, 2001 U.S. Collegiate Championships Scott Rowe, 1995 Kent State Invitational Dan Doyle, 2006 CordeValle Collegiate Dan Doyle, 2005 Coca-Cola Duke Classic Kyle Moore, 2005 Big Ten Championships Bjorn Widerstedt, 2003 FSU Seminole Intercollegiate, Oregon Duck Invit. Tom Johnson, 2002 Windon Memorial Classic Scott Harrington, 2002 Big Ten Championships Jess Daley, 1999 Ping Preview, The Nelson Luke Donald, 1999 Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate Scott Rowe, 1995 Stanford Intercollegiate Brad Newman-Bennett, 1992 Marshall Invitational

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n April 22, 1998, Northwestern University announced it had received a $6.1 million gift from Eric J. Gleacher to create a state-of-theart indoor golf facility and to endow the men’s and women’s golf programs. The $1.1 million Gleacher Golf Center—which was enhanced in the winter of 2004 with new turf, a green expansion, new netting and a video equipment upgrade—is the finest indoor learning center in the collegiate golf world. The facility, built on the site of the University’s old swimming pool located in the Patten Gymnasium complex, includes the following features: • A teaching area with three permanently mounted digital video cameras connected to two viewing monitors. • A hitting area with three stations. Players can either hit full shots into a netted area or hit pitch shots onto a green. • A 2,375 square-foot pitching and putting green with a special sand-bed golf surface which simulates play characteristics of real grass. Contouring, shaping and grading was advised by golf course architect Bob Lohmann, architect of the Merit Club, the 2000 U.S. Women’s Open site. • A 280 square-foot sand bunker. • A player locker area, with 18 custom made wood lockers for club storage. • A player’s and sport’s equipment room. This “Clubhouse” structure, designed to rein-


force the golf course atmosphere, overlooks the facility. “This is the most complete short game teaching center in the country,” said NU Director of Golf Pat Goss. “We have a place where we can chip, putt and practice bunker shots during the winter months. It is an extreme privilege and honor to have a facility such as the Gleacher Golf Center, especially right on campus.” The Gleacher Golf Center measures 89x62 feet and its ceilings peak at 25 feet. Construction of the facility began during the summer of 1998 with the demolition of the old swimming complex. Completion of the golf center, available for use only by members of the Wildcat golf teams, was in January of 1999. “There is not much doubt that my ability to play golf was the most important factor in Northwestern’s decision to take me as a student, and absolutely no doubt about why I was awarded a scholarship,” said Gleacher. “As the years have unfolded, I have thought, literally thousands of times, of how fortunate I was to be treated so favorably by such an outstanding institution, and what an enormous difference it has made in my life. Northwestern’s golfing achievements over the past decade have been the result of first-class coaching and recruitment followed by comparable performance on the course.”

A 280 square-foot sand bunker (top), video and computer equipment (above) and a 2,375 square-foot pitching and putting green with a special sand-bed golf surface make Northwestern’s Gleacher Center one of the nation’s premeir indoor golf facilities.

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n the fall of 2006, Northwestern’s newest golf practice facility was unveiled, the Luke Donald Outdoor Practice Facility, at The Glen Club, an 18-hole Tom Fazio designed course, in Glenview, Ill. The Glen Club annually hosts the LaSalle Bank Open (now the Bank of America Open) on the Nationwide Tour, as well as the Illinois Open. The course also was the home of the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge in 2005. Donald, the 1999 NCAA champion, fourtime Northwestern All-American and now one of the world’s top professional golfers, made the lead gift for the construction of this new facility. Other major donors included James Morrison and the Dougherty family. The Luke Donald Outdoor Practice Facility includes a 15,000-square foot bent grass range tee, a 1/2-acre practice pitching/chipping area with a 6,000-square foot USGA green, bent grass, bluegrass and fescue turfed areas for a variety of lies and shots. There are also three practice bunkers, totaling 5,000-square feet for shots of varying length into the chipping green. A 3,000-square foot practice putting green also is part of the facility as well as a fairway bunker practice shot area.The facility was designed by Fazio Design. The Glen Club itself is located at the former site of the Glenview Naval Air Station, The Glen Club sits at the heart of a 195-acre refuge that features rolling terrain, dramatic elevation changes, tranquil lakes, meandering streams and stunning vistas, including the Chicago skyline in the distance. In 2008, it was named the nation’s 24th Best Tour Course You Can Play and the No. 2 Public Course in Illinois by Golfweek magazine.

“When we built this facility at the Glen Club, it created an opportunity for our kids to hit balls and work on their short game more often. I feel like before this we were near the top of the list in regard to facilities, but now this puts us absolutely at the top. We have access to incredible private clubs, and I am certain that no other school has better access and is more welcome at that many great courses,” said head coach Pat Goss. “We have an incredible indoor facility on campus, and now we have an outdoor facility that allows our players to hit any shot they want up to 70 yards away from the green. That allows for a lot of variety around the green. They also have a tee box that is just for them. The facility is just ours and we can use it any way we want. It allows us to work on some things that we couldn’t before. This new facility really brings us to the forefront and completes the kind of practice regime we want to use at Northwestern. It gives us the ability to practice any time we want and develop our players to the best of our abilities.” —PAT GOSS NORTHWESTERN DIRECTOR OF GOLF

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northwestern golf courses T

he City of Chicago and the North Shore area are called home by some of the most prolific golfers currently on the professional tour. Those golfers, who include Luke Donald and Jess Daley, developed their skills on some of the finest facilities in North America right here in the Chicagoland area. Northwestern’s golf team experiences the unique opportunity of also taking advantage of these facilities: Conway Farms: Opened in 1991, this Tom Fazio designed course was named by Golf Digest as one of the best new private courses in the nation. The 7,168-yard, par-71 layout is played on an open prairie and offers true links-style golf. With a 149 slope, its undulating bent greens and fairways require strategic course management and a variety of shots. Former Wildcat Scott Rowe holds the course record with a 9-under-par 62. Conway Farms served as the host course for the 1997 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, the 1998 USGA Junior Amateur, the 1999 and 2004 Windon Memo- The signature 18th hole at Conway Farms, site of Northwestern’s 2006 Big Ten Championship. rial Classics, the 2006 Big Ten Championships and the Indian Hill Club: Conveniently located less than five miles from the NU 2009 Western Amateur. It will host the 2011 USGA Mid-Amateur. campus in Kenilworth, Indian Hill is a shorter course (6,333 yards, par 71) that requires very accurate tee shots and strong short iron play. Its small Skokie Country Club: Laden with great golf tradition, this 6,913-yard, greens bring out the best in the short game. Designed by Donald Ross, it par-72 layout is noted for its long, tight tree-lined fairways and extremely has a rating of 70.7 and features a bunkered practice pitching green and fast greens. One of the world’s most renowned course architects, Donald large putting green. Ross, created this fine test of golf, a course with a 74.3 rating. Established in 1897, this course has served as host for such major tournaments as the Lake Shore Country Club: Perfectly manicured fairways and extremely U.S. Open, Western Open and Illinois Amateur. It hosted the 1998 USGA fast greens highlight this course located along beautiful Lake Michigan in Senior Amateur Championship and will host the 2009 Windon Memorial. Glencoe, Ill. With a history dating to 1910, Lake Shore’s final four holes are among the best finishing holes in Chicagoland. Lake Shore served as host The Glen Club: Designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio, the Glen for the 1997 and 1998 women’s Wildcat Invitational. Club measures 7,149 yards and is a par 72. The course features rolling terrain with dramatic elevation changes, meandering lakes and streams, and North Shore Country Club: North Shore measures 7,031 yards and is a stunning vistas. The Glen Club opened in 2001 and already has been host par 72 with a course rating of 74.4 and a slope of 134. North Shore hosted to the U.S. vs. Japan college matches and the Illinois Open. It has hosted the LaSalle Bank Open (now Bank of America Open) for four-straight years the 1983 U.S. Amateur Championships, the 1939 U.S. Amateur and the 1933 U.S. Open. North Shore also played host to the 2008 Windon as well as the 2005 Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge. The Glen Club also is home Memorial Classic. to Northwestern’s exclusive Luke Donald Outdoor Practice Facility. Evanston Golf Club: The par-70 Donald Ross design opened in 1917 and Glen View Club: This 6,450-yard, par-72 course challenges players with is located in Skokie, Ill. Evanston was restored by Donald Ross’ Ron Pritits fast, well-bunkered bent greens. Once home to the U.S. Open and U.S. chard in 2006. Evanston has been a huge supporter of NU Golf and hosted Amateur, the club has a course rating of 70.9 and offers a specialty shot the 2008 women’s event, The Windy City Collegiate Classic. training area and putting green. It hosted the 2002 Windon Memorial.


The Glen Club hosted the 2005 Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, a tournament Northwestern won. It also hosts the Nationwide Tour’s Bank of America Open each year.

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THE UNIVERSITY THIS IS NORTHWESTERN............................................................................................... 24 SCHOOLS OF NORTHWESTERN.................................................................................... 25 NOTABLE ALUMNI........................................................................................................26-27 PRESIDENT morton Schapiro.................................................................................. 28 DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND RECREATION JIM PHILLIPS...................................... 29 ACADEMIC SERVICES and student development..........................................30-31 The Big Ten conference/big ten network........................................................ 32 Athletic Excellence.................................................................................................. 33 Athletic Endowments............................................................................................... 34 Wildcat administration............................................................................................ 35 My kind of town, CHICAGO........................................................................................ 36

The highest order of excellence N

orthwestern University was founded in 1851 as a private institution of “the highest order of excellence” to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota. Today one of the nation’s premier universities, Northwestern occupies two campuses along the shore of Lake Michigan and is connected by both geography and programming to one of the nation’s great cities, Chicago. In addition, Northwestern has a campus in Doha, Qatar. In this midsize research university, 11 schools— each with relatively small academic departments—offer high-quality programs spanning a remarkably diverse portfolio. Northwestern is recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of its educational programs at all levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the University’s undergraduate and graduate programs among the best in the country.

more about Northwestern • From 25,000 freshman candidates each year, about 6,500 are offered admission for a freshman class size of 2,000. • Students from all 50 states and more than 50 foreign countries make up the undergraduate student body of approximately 8,000. The undergraduate population is about 54 percent women, and just under 30 percent are African American, Hispanic or Asian American. Total enrollment is approx­imately 17,000, including 1,100 part-time students in evening programs of the School of Continuing Studies. • Undergraduate financial aid is need based. More than half of all Northwestern undergraduates receive some combination of needbased scholarships, student loans and work-study employment. • Among the more than 50 fellowships awarded to students or alumni in 2008–09 were two Rhodes, one Marshall, four Gates Cambridge and 32 Fulbright Scholarships. • Among graduate programs, the J.L. Kellogg School of Management regularly ranks among the top five business schools in the country for both its traditional curriculum and its executive master’s program. • U.S. News & World Report placed Northwestern’s School of Law in the top 10 law schools nationally and the Feinberg School of Medicine in the top 20 medical programs. In its most recent assessment of doctoral programs, the National Research Council ranked five Northwestern programs in the top 10 percent nationally and 10 programs in the top 25 percent.


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on the shore of lake michigan The unde rg rad u at e sc h ool s The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of Northwestern’s undergraduate schools with more than 4,000 undergraduate students and 500 faculty members. It is the cornerstone of a University that believes study in the liberal arts and sciences is the foundation of a strong undergraduate education. Students may enhance their studies with independent research projects, ad hoc majors or minors, Chicago field studies and study abroad. The School of Communication offers opportunities for study in five top-ranking departments: communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, performance studies, radio/television/film and theatre. Cocurricular opportunities include the top debate team in the country, hospital internships, student video and film projects, theater productions and the largest student-run college radio station in the country. The School of Education and Social Policy started as a department in the College of Liberal Arts and became a separate school of education in 1926. “Social policy” was added to its name in 1986 to reflect a distinctive mission among schools of education—to understand and improve learning communities (schools and classrooms, workplace settings, families and neighborhoods), to study lifelong learning and to improve lives through policy. By producing scholarly research that informs and influences public policy-making about education, this small school (350 undergraduates, 300 graduate students and 23 faculty) has earned national recognition. In the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, about 1,300 undergraduates and approximately 750 graduate students choose from among 15 majors, including such interdisciplinary fields as materials science, biomedical engineering and environmental engineering. Recent curriculum innovations and the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center give students exceptional opportunities for team learning, collaborative projects and computer-assisted learning. The Medill School of Journalism prepares students for careers in newspapers, magazines, broadcast journalism, new media or integrated marketing communications. Medill students have consistently won in the Hearst Foundation’s National Writing, Photojournalism and Broadcast News Championships, the Pulitzer Prize competition of college journalism; and its students dominate the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards competition. Established in 1895 as an integral part of the University, the HENRY AND LEIGH BIENEN School of Music combines a nationally ranked music program of conservatory intensity with the academic rigor and scholarly resources found only at a firstrank research university. Students are encouraged to grow as both artists and people and to explore the myriad career options available in a life devoted to music. Artists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and other world-class performing organizations are among the faculty.

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notable alumni Business

Nick Chabraja Former chairman and CEO, General Dynamics Douglas Conant President and CEO, Campbell Soup Co. Lester Crown Chairman, Henry Crown Industries Robert Eckert Chairman and CEO, Mattel Robin Neustein Advisory director and chairwoman of the Private Equity Group, Goldman Sachs William Osborn Chairman, Northern Trust Harry Pearce Chairman, Hughes Electronics Linda Johnson Rice President and CEO, Johnson Publishing Company Pat Ryan Executive chairman, Aon Corp. Gordon Segal CEO, Crate and Barrel Manuel Valdes President, Frontera Foods


Katrina Adams Former pro tennis player D’Wayne Bates Former pro football player Luis Castillo Pro football player, San Diego Chargers Luke Donald Pro golfer Charles “Chick” Evans First golfer to hold National Open and National Amateur titles at same time Joe Girardi Manager, New York Yankees Napoleon Harris Pro football player, Minnesota Vikings Kenesaw Mountain Landis First commissioner of Major League Baseball


Lee Phillip Bell Creator, The Young and the Restless Greg Berlanti Executive producer, Brothers and Sisters Zach Braff Actor, Scrubs Charles Busch Tony-nominated playwright Stephen Colbert Reporter, Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report Ileen Getz Actress Michael Greif Director, Rent Heather Headley Tony award-winning actress Marg Helgenberg Emmy award-winning actress Laura Innes Actress

Government and Public Service


on and off the field: Joe Girardi, the 2006 National League Manager of the Year and a 2007 CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame inductee, exemplifies the success of former Wildcats.

Julia Levering Former president, U.S. Tennis Association Mark Loretta Pro baseball player, Los Angeles Dodgers Billy McKinney Director of Scouting, Milwaukee Bucks Brent Musburger Sportscaster Jerry Reinsdorf Chairman, Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox Jeff Robinson Pro personnel assistant, Minnesota Vikings Rick Sund General manager, Atlanta Hawks Dr. Debi Thomas Two-time U.S. Ladies Figure Skating champion

On Screen and Stage: Many Northwestern alumni, such as Zach Braff (above), and Stephen Colbert (at left), receive accolades for their work in the entertainment industry.

Comedy Central/Joel Jefferies

Judy Biggert U.S. Congresswoman, Illinois Sara Jane Bloomfield Director, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Ruben Castillo U.S. District Court judge, Chicago Rahm Emanuel White House Chief of Staff George McGovern Former U.S. Senator, South Dakota; presidential candidate Ronald Riley Presiding Judge, Sixth District, Cook County Circuit Court John Paul Stevens U.S. Supreme Court Justice Adlai Stevenson II Former Illinois governor; ambassador to UN; two-time presidential candidate James Thompson Former Illinois governor

Richard Kind Actor Cloris Leachman Academy award-winning actress John Logan Academy award-nominated scriptwriter Shelley Long Emmy award-winning actress

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notable alumni Julia Louis-Dreyfus Emmy award-winning actress Ann-Margret Academy award-winning actress Garry Marshall TV and movie producer Megan Mullaly Emmy award-winning actress Dermot Mulroney Actor John Musker Director, Hercules, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid Dennis O’Hare Tony award-winning actor

Journalism and Literature

Marie Arana Book editor, Washington Post Ira Berkow Author; former sportswriter, New York Times Christine Brennan Columnist, USA Today; commentator, ESPN

PARDON THE INTERRUPTION: Wildcat alum Michael Wilbon visits Welsh-Ryan Arena for Halloween Hoopla.

In Books and Newspapers: Elisabeth Bumiller is just one of many Northwestern alumni pursuing successful careers as writers, editors or journalists.

staying connected: Northwestern alums often return to campus. Julia Louis-Dreyfus addressed graduates in June 2007.

Charlotte Rae Actress Jeri Ryan Actress Stu Schwartz Producer, Good Morning America David Schwimmer Actor Kate Shindle Actress; Miss America, 1998 Nicole Sullivan Actress Kimberly Williams Actress Mary Zimmerman Tony award-winning director; NU faculty member

Elisabeth Bumiller Reporter, New York Times Robert Olen Butler Author; Pulitzer Prize winner Joie Chen Reporter, CBS Rance Crain President, Crain Communications R. Bruce Dold Editorial page editor, Chicago Tribune; Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Duffy Editor, U.S. News & World Report Robert Eaton Senior VP and Managing Editor, ESPN Michael Greenberg Anchor, ESPN Radio Kelly O’Donnell Correspondent and anchor, NBC News Dave Revsine Anchor, Big Ten Network Tina Rosenberg Writer, New York Times; Pulitzer Prize winner; author Darren Rovell Sports business reporter, CNBC Carole Simpson Reporter/anchor, ABC News Richard Stolley Former founding managing editor, People Margaret Sullivan Editor, Buffalo News Julia Wallace Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Michael Wilbon Columnist, Washington Post; co-host, Pardon the Interruption David Willey Executive editor, Men’s Journal

Other Notable Alumni

Madeleine Wing Adler President, West Chester University Johnetta Cole Former president, Bennett College Karen Lipschutz DeCrow Former president, National Organization for Women Ada Kepley First woman to graduate from a U.S. law school Ned Rorem Composer and author Joseph Schwantner Composer; Pulitzer Prize winner Judi Sheppard Missett CEO and founder of Jazzercise David Skorton President, Cornell University Graham Spanier President, Penn State University Dr. Thomas Starzl Performed first liver transplant George Stigler Economist; Nobel Prize winner Augusta Read Thomas Composer Wayne Watson President, Governors State University Dr. Daniel Williams First African American admitted to the College of Surgeons

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university president morton Schapiro M

orton Owen Schapiro was named 16th president of Northwestern University on December 16, 2008 and began his term on September 1, 2009. President Schapiro is among the nation’s premier authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid. He is widely quoted in the national media and has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees on economic and educational issues. Before coming to Northwestern, he was president of Williams College from 2000 to 2009. Among the initiatives implemented during his presidency were a substantial reduction in average class size, a tripling of the number of courses offered in the college’s signature tutorial program and the completion of a number of major building projects including a center for theatre and dance, a student center and new faculty office/classroom buildings. Courses taught by President Schapiro at Williams College included introductory microeconomics, a tutorial on the economics of higher education and two interdisciplinary seminars, one on the economics and philosophy of education and the other on disease, culture and society. He previously served as a member of the Williams College faculty from 1980 to 1991, as Professor of Economics and as Assistant Provost. In 1991 he went to the University of Southern California where he served as Chair of the Department of Economics until 1994 and then as Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences until 2000. During his last two years as Dean, he also served as the University’s Vice President for Planning. President Schapiro has written more than 100 articles and five books, and he has edited two others, most with his longtime co-author Michael McPherson. These include: The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education (Princeton University


Press 1998); Paying the Piper: Productivity, Incentives and Financing in Higher Education (also with Gordon Winston, University of Michigan Press 1993) and Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity (Brookings 1991), plus two recent edited volumes College Success: What It Means and How to Make It Happen (College Board 2008) and College Access: Opportunity or Privilege? (College Board 2006).

President Schapiro has received research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the World Bank, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the College Board, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other groups to study the economics of higher education and related topics. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hofstra University in 1975 and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. President Schapiro and his wife Mimi have three children: Matt, Alissa and Rachel.

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director of athletics and recreation jim phillips J

ames J. Phillips became Northwestern’s 21st director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation on April 14, 2008, bringing a track record of Division I success and a commitment to the values NU always has maintained in collegiate athletics. “The opportunity to lead Northwestern’s athletic and recreation programs is both exciting and humbling,” Phillips said. “Northwestern is a world-class institution that does things right in terms of college athletics and what they stand for.” One of 10 children, Phillips, who grew up in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, is the perfect fit to head up NU’s 19-sport program in the nation’s No. 3 market. His Windy City roots and family orientation are integral parts of his philosophy of providing student-athletes with a “world-class experience” that enables them to succeed academically, socially and athletically. One of Phillips’ first actions at Northwestern was to begin the implementation of a Department of Athletics and Recreation re-organization that was completed in January of 2009. NU’s existing departments were broken into three key “silos:” internal, external and student-athlete welfare. Northwestern’s stellar marketing and promotions staff continued to excel in 2008-09, winning its sixth national NACMA award since 2003. Ticket sales for Big Ten football home games went up 17 percent, men’s basketball sales improved 13 percent for weekend games and overall attendance was up at all seven of NU’s admission-charging sports. New courtside seating at Welsh-Ryan Arena sold out for the men’s basketball season. NU signed corporate sponsorship deals with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Harris Bank, re-branded its media rights holder to Northwestern Sports Properties (NSP), defeated Notre Dame at U.S. Cellular Field in baseball and created an Annual Report to showcase the department’s previous year. Phillips hired ultra-successful women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown in June of 2008. McKeown came to Evanston after 19 years at George Washington, where he took his team to the postseason 17 times and compiled a 509-174 record. Phillips’ second coaching hire was to name Tracey Fuchs the head of the field hockey program in January of 2009. Fuchs had arguably the most successful playing career in USA Field Hockey history and has been referred to as the “Michael Jordan of field hockey.” In 2009, Phillips signed a four-year deal with WGN Radio, the long-time radio outlet of Northwestern football and men’s basketball. In addition to those two sports, a new weekly Inside

Wildcat Athletics show will air on The Voice of Chicago through the 2012-13 season. Phillips also inked head football coach Pat Fitzgerald to a new seven-year deal that will keep him on the Wildcat sidelines through 2015. Northwestern had a great athletic year in 2008-09, beginning in the fall with the Wildcats’ 9-4 Alamo Bowl season. The team became the fifth in NU history to win nine contests, finishing No. 23 in the BCS. The football team also earned a program-record 26 Academic All-Big Ten awards and earned a 3.0 or better team GPA during the spring quarter for the highest team GPA in school history. In addition, men’s soccer made its second appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals in the last three years. In the winter, men’s basketball earned NU’s first postseason bid during head coach Bill Carmody’s tenure. Northwestern recorded its fourth-straight year with an individual national champion when Jake Herbert won the 184-lbs wrestling title, the Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate wrestler and the Big Ten’s Jesse Owens Award. In the spring, Northwestern won its fifthstraight NCAA women’s lacrosse title and Hannah Nielsen repeated as the Tewaaraton Trophy winner. Women’s tennis ranked No. 1 for much of the year and won the ITA Indoor national title, a first for a northern school. Men’s tennis made a great turnaround to qualify for the NCAA Tournament and men’s golf made the NCAA Championships. Seven of NU’s eight men’s teams had postseason representation in 2008-09, making it arguably the top year for men’s athletics at NU in history. Academically and in the community, the Wildcats had a banner year in 2008-09. Northwestern touted a school-record-tying 879 studentathlete quarters in which a 3.0 GPA was earned, and 17 teams achieved a 3.0 or better team GPA. All 19 varsity squads recorded a 2.9 or better mark for two academic quarters (fall and spring) for the first time in school history. Northwestern’s combined student-athlete GPA for the spring was a school-record 3.21. NU’s APR and GSR scores ranked in the nation’s top five and 10, respectively. In the community, student-athletes volunteered a school-record 5,346 hours while serving 66 organizations in Evanston and greater Chicagoland. In June of 2009, Phillips served on the NCAA Champions Forum panel. The panel consisted of football coaches and athletics directors making an effort to bring minority football coaches closer to the mindset of those who hire football coaches. He also is part of the NCAA Mentoring Program, the NACDA Executive Committee and the 2016 Chicago Olympic Committee. Beginning in 2004, Phillips served as Northern Illinois’ athletic director for four years. In 2006, he was promoted to associate vice president in addition to his director of athletics title. He was chosen to serve as chairman of the MAC Athletic Director’s Council and also served on the NCAA

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women’s basketball selection committee. Phillips spearheaded the fund raising and construction of the $14-million Yordon Academic and Athletic Performance Center, the largest capital project in athletics history at NIU. The Huskies also opened an indoor practice facility for baseball, softball and men’s and women’s golf and began construction in the spring of 2008 on a soccer/track and field complex. During Phillips’ tenure at NIU, he helped schedule football games with Michigan and Ohio State that resulted in NIU’s first national TV appearances. He negotiated playing Iowa at Soldier Field in 2007 as a home game, a contest that sold out in less than a week. Phillips also signed a multiple-year agreement for the radio power WSCR-AM (The Score) to carry football, men’s basketball and a weekly NIU Live radio show. A 1990 Illinois graduate, Phillips worked as a manager and student assistant in the Illini’s athletic department. He earned a master’s degree in education at Arizona State (1992) while serving as a restricted earnings basketball coach before moving into athletics administration in the Arizona State development office. Phillips holds a Ph.D. in educational administration from Tennessee, completed in 2007. Phillips served as an assistant athletics director with the Volunteers until 2000. He directed a $12.4 million annual athletics giving program and aided in the first-ever capital campaign for athletics at UT that raised over $50 million for endowments, facilities and programs. Phillips moved to Notre Dame in 2000, serving as associate director of athletics and senior associate director of athletics for external affairs. He helped launch the Rockne Heritage Annual Fund and played an integral part in the funding of a $24-million, 96,000-square foot athletic facility. In addition, he managed the ticket office, various corporate sponsorships, athletic programs and a weekly Irish radio show. Phillips and his wife, Laura, have five children: Luke, Madeline, Meredith, John and James.

The Phillips family: (from left) Front: John, Meredith and Madeline. Back: Laura (holding James), Luke and Jim.


academic services and student development

Margaret Akerstrom Associate AD

Betsi Burns Assistant AD Director of Student Development

Mission Statement “The mission of the Office of Academic Services and Student Development is to offer a comprehensive array of the support programs and services, integrated with University resources, that empowers all student-athletes to achieve academic success while balancing the demands of athletic participation and everyday college life. The Office is built on the philosophy of individual responsibility and personal integrity, with the end result being the overall development and preparation of the studentathletes for a successful life after college.”

Shea’na Grigsby Academic Advisor

Mary Beth Hawkinson Associate Director

Davon Robb Intern

The staff of Academic Services and Student Development assists student athletes in their pursuit of academic excellence. The professional staff, which consists of four full-time advisors and an intern, helps the students make the most of all of the opportunities Northwestern University offers. freshman assistance. The advisors work closely with the freshmen to help ease the transition from high school to college. The freshmen meet weekly with their advisors to discuss their performance in the classroom and to receive academic assistance when necessary. The evening study skills/tutoring program is held at the University Library 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The tutoring staff consists of mostly graduate students, with some outstanding undergraduates rounding out the 30-plus staff. The tutors are available for drop-in assistance, small group learning teams and individualized tutorial sessions. registration advising. In close collaboration with the advising staffs in each of the six undergraduate schools, the Academic Services and Student Development staff also provides advice to help student-athletes develop a plan of study, including guidance in selecting majors and minors. An important component of their services is course registration advising. Prior to the beginning of each quarter, student-athletes meet individually first with their schools’ academic advisors and then with their athletic advisors to plan their curriculum for the upcoming quarter and discuss the registration process. career planning. Preparation for a productive and successful entry into the workforce or graduate school begins during the freshman-year orientation programs. In conjunction with University Career Services, the provision of career counseling and the education of job search skills help Northwestern student-athletes obtain relevant summer employment and internships, as well as permanent employment or graduate school admissions upon graduation. The ’CATS Life Skills Program includes programs on major selection, finding a summer internship, securing a full time job, and the transition from school to work. The N club has partnered with the Life Skills program to provide mentoring opportunities as well as to facilitate internships and full-time employment. With the numerous companies and organizations that specifically recruit Northwestern student-athletes and with the help of the Wildcat network of alumni and fans, excellent job opportunities in all fields are possible.

NU academic advisor named best in the nation



ssociate Director for Academic Services & Director of Student Development Betsi Burns has been honored with the 2008 Lan Hewlett Award from the National Association of Academic Advisors in Athletics. The award, given for outstanding performance as an Academic Advisor for Athletics, is presented to an advisor who, in part, achieves a merited stature among and support from student-athletes, faculty, coaches and fellow administrators in addition to creating an innovative response

to the varied and emerging needs of student-athletes. It also recognizes significant contributions and leadership to the field both nationally and within the university. An 11-year veteran as an academic advisor at Northwestern, Burns has an impressive list of accomplishments in that time span. She has instituted the Junior Jumpstart and Senior Transition workshops, implemented the PURPLE Peer Mentoring Program and launched the Career Athlete program that currently has

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50 mentors and 150 student-athletes registered with multiple job postings. Burns developed “An Insider’s Guide to Northwestern Athletics” and also created Field Day, an event that has brought together student-athletes from all 19 of NU’s varsity sports and hundreds of community children for the past nine years. Burns has done all this while serving as an academic advisor to over 150 student-athletes.

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he Ron Burton Academic Advising Center, the focal point of Harold Anderson Hall, occupies an entire wing of the new building completed in June of 2005. The building came at a cost of $9.5 million and stands at the northeast corner of Ryan Field with 8,000 square feet of additional space devoted to studentathlete academic advising. Computers, crucial for all student work these days, are at the center’s core. In addition to constructing an area that meets the technological needs of the 21st century, the new building provides space for more than two dozen computers for student-athletes’ use. The Burton Center also optimizes office space for academic advisors and includes several meeting rooms, which enable the academic services department to host speakers and job recruiters. The Burton Center honors one of Northwestern’s football legends. Burton, who passed away in 2003 at the age of 67, was a first-team All-America halfback in 1959 and twice earned first-team All-Big Ten. He is also enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. All five of Ron and JoAnn Burton’s children attended NU, including four boys who all played football for the ’Cats: Steve ’85, Ron Jr. ’88, Phil ’94 and Paul ’96. Elizabeth ’85, their daughter, is an NU alum as well. For 51 years of involvement with Northwestern athletics, the new wrestling facility—part of the new Anderson Hall renovation—is named in honor of Ken Kraft. Kraft, who retired as senior associate athletic director at NU in 2004, earned four letters with the Wildcat wrestling squad and served as head coach for 22 years.

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being a big ten student-athlete About the Network

BIG LIFE. BIG STAGE. BIG TEN. The Big Ten Conference is a union of 11 world-class academic institutions who share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The conference’s 100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, vast and passionate alumni base, and consistent leadership in innovations position the Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage. The Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to live a Big Life.

STUDENT-ATHLETE OPPORTUNITIES • Big Ten universities provide approximately $100 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. • Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. Other than the Ivy League, the Big Ten has the most broad-based athletic programs in the United States.


vailable to approximately 70 million households nationwide, the Big Ten Network is the first nationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live events, and nearly all of them in high definition, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The BIG TEN NETWORK features several live Northwestern events, highlights and features.

TOP ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS • Big Ten universities are members of the nation’s only conference whose constituency is entirely composed of institutions that are members of the AAU, a prestigious association of major academic and research institutions in the United States and Canada.

MORE TELEVISION EXPOSURE • The Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ESPN, the Big Ten Network and CBS College Sports Network provide the conference with its greatest television exposure ever. • In 2006, the Big Ten created the first national conference-owned television network devoted to the athletic and academic programs of a single conference. The Big Ten Network launched on Aug. 30, 2007, and became the first new network in cable or satellite television history to reach 30 million homes in its first 30 days. The Big Ten Network is now available to more than 70 million homes nationally through agreements with more than 250 cable/satellite affiliates and appears in 23 of the top 25 national media markets. • Since the current media agreements began in 2007-08, every home football and men’s basketball game has been produced while women’s basketball has received more coverage than any other conference. • The Big Ten’s new media agreements have resulted in the broadcast of more than 500 events nationally and regionally on an annual basis, compared to 300 events in the final year of the previous agreements.

NATION’S BEST FANS • Big Ten fans are some of the nation’s most supportive, with more than 8.7 million patrons attending conference home contests during the 2008-09 seasons for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball alone. • Over the last 31 seasons, the conference has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 nationally in football, men’s basketball and wrestling attendance. For the past 17 seasons, women’s basketball has been ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 nationally in attendance. • Big Ten institutions have more than 4.2 million living alumni and over 300,000 undergraduate students attending their universities.

SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS • During the 2008-09 season, the Big Ten claimed five team national championships, including titles for Iowa wrestling, Penn State fencing and women’s volleyball, Northwestern women’s lacrosse and Wisconsin women’s ice hockey. In addition, Big Ten teams finished as the national runners-up in men’s basketball and men’s gymnastics. • Big Ten teams have claimed at least three national titles in nine of the last 10 seasons (1999-2000 through 2008-09). Over the last decade, the Big Ten has produced team national crowns in the sports of basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, synchronized swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.


Big Ten Network Quick Facts • Agreement: 20-Year joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks. • Headquarters: Chicago, Ill. • Launch date/time: August 30, 2007, 7 p.m. CT • Sports televised: Football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and other NCAA-sponsored sports • Programming: Approximately 350 live events, original programming, historic footage and classic games; coaches’ shows; up to 60 hours per year of original programming from each institution • Distribution: The Big Ten Network is available to approximately 70 million households nationally through national agreements with AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland), DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and 250 cable operators. Select content is distributed through alternative media platforms including Video On Demand, Internet, iPods, cell phones and other emerging technologies.

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Athletic excellence N

orthwestern University’s athletic department is consistently one of the finest in the Big Ten and the nation. The school has gained prominence in the last 15 years with the renewed success of the Wildcat football team, but fans who know college athletics know that Northwestern has long been a hidden gem in numerous other sports. A quick look across the board yields some truths about the quality of the Wildcats’ 19 varsity programs—and makes it no surprise to find out that Northwestern has been ranked in the Top 25 of The Sporting News listing of the top athletic departments in the nation every year that TSN has performed the survey. Since the 1995-96 athletic year, Northwestern has had 40 conference players of the year, 28 conference rookies of the year, and 29 conference coaches of the year. Twenty-six teams have been crowned with a conference championship, and 62 individuals have won Big Ten titles while 595 have received All-Big Ten recognition. Northwestern athletes have been accorded 130 first-team All-America honors during that time, while six different NU coaches have earned National Coach of the Year honors since 1997. Northwestern also has added five NCAA team championships (women’s lacrosse in 2005-09) and nine NCAA individual titles to its ledger. Northwestern finished 44th in this past year’s U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup standings after posting three-consecutive top-30 finishes from 2005-07. Northwestern’s five-year run of finishing among the top-45 Division I programs in the country marks its best-overall stretch of athletic success. Northwestern’s athletes also deliver in the classroom—the department has had more than 1,530 Academic All-Big Ten certificates delivered since 1995-96, including more than 100 each of the last 10 years. The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has honored a Northwestern athlete 28 times with Academic All-America recognition, and 81 times with Academic All-District accolades. The women’s lacrosse team recorded its fifth-consecutive NCAA title. Senior Hannah Nielsen (bottom right) won the Tewaaraton Trophy for the second-straight year.

2008 Valero Alamo Bowl

The No. 1-ranked wildcats captured their 11th-straight Big Ten Championship and won the ITA Indoor Championship in 2009.

Northwestern freshman ERIC CHUN won the Big Ten Individual title and helped the ’Cats advance to the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championships.

The MEN’S SOCCER TEAM tied a school wins record and reached a program-best No. 2 national ranking. It also advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the second time in three years.

Senior jake herbert was the 2009 NCAA champion and Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, which is presented annually to the nation’s most dominant collegiate wrestler. Herbert also was named the Big Ten’s Jesse Owens Award winner, given to the top male athlete across all sports in the Big Ten Conference.

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athletic endowments Through The Generosity... Each year more than 90 Northwestern student-athletes, representing all sports, are awarded a prestigious endowed scholarship, thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the Wildcats. These donors and recipients met for the annual Endowed Athletic Scholarship Luncheon which was held in Welsh-Ryan Arena (pictured at left). • Alex Agase and Tom Noble Honorary Scholarship • Alex Agase Wildcats’ Scholarship • Harold and Virginia Anderson Scholarship

• Jennie Stoker Helwig Scholarship

• N Club Scholarship

• John L. Hennerich Baseball Scholarship

• Nelson R. Nedde Memorial Scholarship

• Jay and Michaela Hoag Basketball Scholarship

• Robert and Dorothy Osborn Endowed Scholarship

• Thomas J. Hoehn Tennis Scholarship

• Harry D. Brookby Baseball Scholarship

• Thomas J. and Dorothy Somers Hoehn Athletic Scholarships

• Henry S. Bienen Basketball Scholarship • Henry S. Bienen Tennis Scholarship

• James J. Progar Athletic Scholarship • Ray Regalis Basketball Scholarship

• Patricia and Albert Buehler Scholarship

• James and Mary Jo Rausch Family Scholarship

• Dr. James R. Buntain Endowed Basketball Scholarship

• Robert K. Rauth Scholarship

• Willard J. and Evelyn G. Buntain Family Football Scholarship

• Patrick and Shirley Ryan Family Scholarships • Steve and Audrey Sawle Scholarship

• John and Rita Canning Student-Athlete Scholarships

• Paul and Margaret Schutt Scholarship

• Ronald J. and Elizabeth D. Chinnock Scholarship

• Walter K. Smart Scholarship • Stearns Family Scholarship

• Vandy Christie Memorial Scholarship

• Marie Mikkelsen Stoker Swimming Scholarship

• Combe Family Tennis Scholarships JONATHAN BOWERS received an endowed scholarship last season.

• June S. Cordier Memorial Scholarship • Dean Family Scholarship

• Bruce Thompson Wrestling Scholarship • Torch of Center Court Scholarship

• Richard H. and Jane S. Dean Scholarship

• Thomas J. and Dorothy Somers Hoehn Memorial Scholarship

• Ross and Elizabeth Dean Football Scholarship

• Dr. Robert W. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

• Bob and Charlotte Voigts Recognition Scholarship

• Bruce and Betty DeSwarte Scholarship

• Ronald E. Kiper Memorial Scholarship

• Randy Walker Memorial Football Scholarship

• Eggemeyer Family Endowed Scholarships

• Koldyke Family Scholarship

• Raymond F. Farley Endowed Scholarship

• Laird Koldyke Baseball Scholarship

• Sidney Warshauer and Joseph Stein Athletic Scholarship

• Waldo Fisher Memorial Scholarships

• Mildred and Sidney LaPidus Scholarship

• Scott Freidheim Soccer Scholarship

• Robert F. and Gordon E. Lietzow Athletic Scholarship

• Bon and Holly French Swimming Scholarship


• Carleton H. and Bradford H. Pendleton Memorial Scholarship

• Edwin C. Gage Memorial Scholarship

• Sophia and Konstandino Loukas Endowed Scholarship

• Charles “Doc” and Helen Glass Scholarship

• Shirley Louise Malloy Memorial Scholarship

• John H. Glenn Memorial Scholarship

• Gene G. and Merrill H. Mundy Athletic Scholarship

• Stanley E. and Louise G. Hathaway Scholarship

• Joseph H. Trienens Swimming Scholarship

• Philip J. Weber Scholarship • Mr. and Mrs. Roger LeMoyne White Basketball Scholarships • Mildred White Endowed Football Scholarship • Trent Whitney Endowed Scholarship • Alfred S. Wiltberger Memorial Scholarship

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Wildcat Athletics

Jim Phillips

Bob Gundlach

Ken Seeskin

Steve Green

Jack Griffin

Maureen Harty

Tracie Hitz

Brad Hurlbut

Dr. Carrie Jaworski

Rob Lichten

Tory Lindley

John Mack

Noreen Morris

Shon Morris

Mark Wesoloski

Mike Wolf

Jean Yale

Director of Athletics and Recreation

Deputy Director of Athletics/Internal Affairs

Associate AD/Head Athletic Trainer

Faculty Representative

Assistant AD/ Director of Wildcat Fund

Senior Associate AD/ Sales and Marketing

Chair, Committee on Athletics and Recreation

Associate AD/ Academic Services and Compliance

Senior Associate AD/ Student-Athlete Welfare

Margaret Akerstrom Scott Arey Associate AD/ Academic Services

Associate AD/ Sales and Marketing

Senior Associate AD/ Development

Assistant AD/ Facilities

Senior Associate AD/ Operations

Assistant AD/Ticket Sales and Operations

Dan Bulfin Assistant AD/ Recreation

Director of Sports Medicine/Head Team Physician

Assistant AD/Athletic Communications

Betsi Burns

Assistant AD/ Academic Services and Student Development

Assistant AD/Business

Donor Relations/ Events Coordinator

northwestern university institutional purpose and athletics philosophy Intercollegiate athletics have long been an integral and visible aspect of Northwestern University life. The success of the athletic program is not measured solely by wins and losses. Rather, success in intercollegiate athletics at Northwestern University is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University, especially with regard to the academic and personal development of student-athletes and the institution’s commitment to honoring the highest standards of amateur competition. Northwestern associates success in its athletic program with the welfare of its student participants. A truly effective athletic program produces student-athletes who succeed in their academic work as well as in their chosen sport and whose careers after graduation are a tribute both to them and their university. The educational aspects of athletics, which include the opportunity to exercise leadership, to develop the ability to work with others as a team, to accept and appreciate the discipline of sustained practice and training, and to realize the value of good sportsmanship, are at least as important as the physical aspects. The student-athlete concept is the guiding principle of Northwestern University’s participation in Division I athletics. The University’s goal is for student-athletes to receive a high-quality experience both in the classroom and on the playing field. To ensure that this goal is met, Northwestern University offers its student-athletes a comprehensive system of services and resources, including excellent athletic and recreational facilities, highquality coaching, academic counseling and assistance, first-rate medical

care, and highly competitive athletic programs. At Northwestern, athletic competition is an integral part of the education process; athletic participation enhances the intellectual, social and personal development of studentathletes. In pursuing its mission—the highest order of excellence in its academic and professional programs—Northwestern University gives special emphasis to high-quality undergraduate education; research committed to institutional leadership in scientific discovery, intellectual inquiry, and creative performance; and a commitment to serve society through teaching as well as research. Northwestern is unique among private American research universities in providing so rich an array of programs in its six undergraduate schools. Its talented and highly diverse student body enters Northwestern with a broad range of interests and backgrounds. As both the talent and the diversity of undergraduate students increase, the University must also ensure that students feel part of a learning community larger than their departments or schools. All Northwestern undergraduates should enjoy such common experiences as a sense of responsibility for the ownership of their education; the opportunity to work closely with faculty; the mastery of core competencies; the appreciation of the relationship between a student’s academic concentration and that field’s social and academic or artistic contexts; and the development of the intellectual and artistic passion that defines, in part, the liberally educated person.

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my kind of town, chicago C

hicago is the third-largest city in the United States, behind only New York and Los Angeles. It has everything you’d expect of a world-class city. • Sports: Chicago is one of the best sports towns in the country. Among the pro teams that call Chicago home are the Cubs and White Sox (MLB), the Bulls (NBA), the Sky (WNBA), the Bears (NFL), the Blackhawks (NHL), the Rush (Arena Football), the Bandits (NFP Softball) and the Fire (MLS). • Nightlife: The pioneering Second City is just one of a host of top-flight comedy clubs in the city. Chicago is also famous for blues clubs and jazz lounges, including the Green Mill, the oldest jazz club in the U.S.

Evanston and Chicago Downtown Chicago is just 12 miles south of Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Students without cars can easily get to Chicago by taking the Northwestern shuttle bus or hopping on an el or Metra train at stations close to campus.

• Theater: Chicago has one of the most important and active theater communities in the nation. You can find everything from intimate store-front productions to the latest and greatest musicals. • Shopping: Ecletic boutiques can be found in neighborhoods throughout the city. Chicago’s downtown shopping, with all the major retail chains, is concentrated on State Street and Michigan Avenue. • Recreation: Chicago has plenty of beaches and parks easily reached from most neighborhoods as well as running and biking paths that stretch for miles along Lake Michigan. • Dining: Chicago boasts some of the finest dining establishments in the country. Among the most popular are Harry Caray’s, Ditka’s, the Chicago Chop House and the original Gino’s East (deep-dish pizza). • Museums: From the Impressionist collection at the Art Institute to the Boeing 727 at the Museum of Science and Industry, you’ll find an exhibit to match your interests. The museum campus, featuring the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium, is a popular destination for a day in the city. • Music: The choices for music lovers range from small clubs to outdoor festivals, from the latest in pop music to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera. If an artist or group is on tour, you can bet they’ll be coming to Chicago. • Festivals: The world famous Taste of Chicago in Grant Park is the largest of Chicago’s many festivals. Smaller fairs and festivals provide an opportunity to explore Chicago’s many neighborhoods. • Skyline: You can visit the top of the Willis (formerly known as the Sears Tower) Tower, the nation’s tallest building, for a breathtaking view of one of the world’s most beautiful skylines. Or enjoy the view of the lake and city while dining at the Signature Room in the John Hancock Center.


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Northwestern University The Highest Order of Excellence


12-13 18-20

at Navy Fall Classic at Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational

(hosted by Navy) (hosted by Illinois)

Annapolis, Md. Olympia Fields, Ill.

(hosted by Northwestern) (hosted by LSU)

Glencoe, Ill. Baton Rouge, La.

(hosted by UCLA)

San Martin, Calif.

at Big Ten Match Play Championship at Puerto Rico Classic

(hosted by Heron Bay Golf Club) (hosted by Purdue)

Coral Springs, Fla. Rio Mar, P.R.

at Barona Collegiate Cup

(hosted by San Diego State)

San Diego, Calif.

at Keplar Intercollegiate at Boilermaker Invitational at Big Ten Championships

(hosted by Ohio State) (hosted by Purdue) (hosted by Minnesota)

Columbus, Ohio West Lafayette, Ind. Minneapolis, Minn.

at NCAA Regional Championships

(host TBD)


at NCAA Championships

(hosted by UT-Chattanooga)

Chattanooga, Tenn.


4-5 26-27

WINDON MEMORIAL CLASSIC at David Toms Intercollegiate



at The Gifford Collegiate


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APRIL 10-11 24-25 30-May 2





Home tournament in BOLD CAPS

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