2010 Oakland University Cross country Media Guide
Sarah lieblein Two-time All-Summit League
Zack Jones Three-time All-Summit League
4 GOLDEN GRIZZLY OPEN
UPPER FIELDS COURSE
Fort Wayne, Ind.
11 IPFW Invitational
1 Notre Dame Invitational
8 MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATES
Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame Golf Course ROCHESTER, MICH.
KATKE-COUSINS GOLF COURSE
Bowling Green, Ohio
16 BGSU Invitational
Bowling Green Course
Chile Pepper Festival
22 EMU Invitational
Hudson Mills Metro Park
30 The Summit League Championship
Northview Christian Church
13 NCAA GREAT LAKES REGIONAL
All times EST and subject to change Home meets in BOLD CAPS
ROCHESTER, MICH. KATKE-COUSINS GOLF COURSE
2010 Oakland University Cross Country Media Guide General Information School:.................................................................. Oakland University Location:.................................................................. Rochester, Mich. Founded:......................................................................................1957 Enrollment:...............................................................................18,920 Nickname:................................................................ Golden Grizzlies Colors:........................................................................ Gold and Black Affiliation:............................................................... NCAA Division I Conference:.........................................................The Summit League Home Course:......................................... Katke-Cousins Golf Course President:................................................................Dr. Gary D. Russi Alma Mater:.................................................(SW Oklahoma St., ‘69) Athletics Director:............................................................ Tracy Huth Alma Mater:................................................................ (Oakland, ‘85) Athletics Phone:...........................................................248-370-3190 Coaching Staff Head Coach:....................................................... Paul Rice, 13th year Office Phone:................................................................248-370-3107 Assistant Coach:........................................... Jennifer Doba, 2nd year Assistant Coach:...........................................John Nemens, 12th year Administrative Assistant:..............................Scott Collins, 2nd year Cross Country History MEN First Season:................................................................................1964 Summit League Championships:..................................2 (2002, 05) All-Michigan:...................................................................................23 All-CCC:............................................................................................5 All-Conference:...............................................................................45 All-Region:.......................................................................................13 NCAA Qualifiers:............................................3 (1968-Team, 90, 95)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Quick Facts.................................................................1 Head Coach Paul Rice...............................................2 Assistant Coaches/Support Staff................................3 Men’s & Women’s Roster..........................................4 Men’s Bios............................................................. 5-9 Women’s Bios.................................................... 10-13 2009 Men’s Results..................................................14 2009 Women’s Results.............................................15 Men’s Career Top Times..........................................16 Men’s Honors..................................................... 17-18 Men’s Year-By-Year........................................... 19-20 Women’s Career Top Times & Honors....................21 Women Year-By-Year..............................................22 This is Oakland University................................ 23-25
WOMEN First Season:................................................................................1993 All-Michigan:...................................................................................12 All-CCC:............................................................................................8 All-Conference:...............................................................................20 All-Region:.........................................................................................3 NCAA Qualifer:................................................ 2003 - Kristie Kiefer
President Dr. Gary Russi..........................................26
Athletic Communications Director:.................................................................. Scott MacDonald Office Phone:................................................................248-370-4008 Assistant/XC Contact:..................................................... Mike Bond Office Phone (Bond):...................................................248-370-3201 Email:................................................................... firstname.lastname@example.org Office Fax:.....................................................................248-370-4056 Website:.............................................................www.ougrizzlies.com Mailing Address:................................................. Oakland University Athletics Center 2100 N. Squirrel Road Rochester, MI 48309
The Summit League........................................... 31-32
OU Athletic History.................................................27 Athletic Administration...................................... 28-29 Athletic Staff............................................................30
The Oakland University’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Media Guide is a publication of the Oakland University Athletic Communications office. Written and designed by Mike Bond with editorial help from Scott Dunford, Scott MacDonald and Paul Rice. Photography: Rick Smith, Jose Juarez, Samantha Franz, Mike Bond and the OU Communications & Marketing Office. Cover Design: Mike Bond.
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Coaching Staff PAUL RICE Head Coach Paul Rice enters his 13th season as the head coach for men’s and women’s cross country at Oakland University. He was an assistant coach at OU in 1997 before being elevated to head coach in Jan. 1998. On the men’s side, the Golden Grizzlies have finished among the top five at The Summit League Championship11 times with six top two finishes. In 2002 and 05, he was named Summit League Coach of the Year guiding OU to the conference title in both seasons. In2002, Oakland placed six runners among the top 14 to score 34 points and win the first conference title in school history. The victory also ended Southern Utah’s streak of five straight titles. Adam Frezza and Paul Kulisek earned first team honors while second team went to Ryan Bissell, Jason Bruscha, John Cook and Brandon Fisk. In 2005, Rice led the men’s team to its second conference championship as Oakland placed five runners in the top 15 to compile 38 points, edging Southern Utah (42) for the title. The Golden Grizzlies were paced by Summit League Runner of the Year Adam Frezza who won the meet. Four runners earned all-conference honors: Frezza and Paul Kulisek were named to the first team while Andrew Lawrick and Jason Young were second-team selections. The team also earned its first-ever regional ranking when it was 14th in the United States Cross Country Coaches Association (USCCA) Great Lakes Region poll. In addition, Oakland has had seven top five finishes at the Michigan Intercollegiates and three at the Central Collegiates, won the 4K title at the Michigan Intercollegiates, and was runner-up at the league meet in 2001, 03, 06 and 07.
to date, only OU runner to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championship meet. In 2009, Lia Jones placed 18th to earn all-region honors, just the third female runner to accomplish that. The Golden Grizzlies have been as successful in the classroom with 176 athletes earning Academic All-Summit League honors. Rice has seen his squads earn all-academic team honors from the USTFCCCA nine times with both squads making the list in each of the last two seasons. In 2009 Lia Jones became the first OU athlete to earn individual honors from the USTFCCCA. Rice earned four letters in cross country (1990-93) and was a three-time team captain at Oakland. He was a two-time All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honoree as well as being the only OU runner to earn All-Michigan and all-region honors three times each. He was the GLIAC runnerup in 1991 and still ranks sixth on the 10K list (32:28 - 1993). He graduated from OU in 1997 with a B.A. in general studies/ human resources. A native of Eastpointe, Mich., Rice earned seven letters at Eastpointe East Detroit High School. He had just one cross country season, his senior year, but made it a good one. Rice helped his team win the Macomb Athletic Conference and regional titles and place fifth at the Class A State Championship. He placed 15th at the state meet to earn all-state honors. Rice was a All-Macomb County and all-regional honoree and qualified for the Class A state meet as a senior in track. He earned four letters in wrestling finishing with a record of 83-25 and was ranked fifth in the state as a senior. Rice was inducted into the East Detroit High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. Rice resides in Eastpointe with his wife, Shannon and their three children: Olivia (10), Ethan, (7) and Abigail (4).
Rice has produced five All-CCC, 11 All-Michigan and 32 all-league performers. He also helped guide Adam Frezza to winning the CCC and Summit League meets in 2005. On the women’s side, Rice has led his team to eight top five finishes at The Summit League Championship including three runner-up performances (2000, 01, 03). The Golden Grizzlies have finished among the top five, five times at the Michigan Intercollegiates and twice at the Central Collegiates and have produced 10 All-Michigan, eight All-CCC and 17 all-league performers. In 2003, Kristie Kiefer finished 13th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional to earn all-region honors. She became the first, and
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Coaching & Support Staff JENNIFER DOBA Assistant Coach
TOM FORD Head Athletic Trainer
Jennifer Doba is in her second year as a member of the Oakland University Cross Country coaching staff.
Tom Ford enters his 23rd year as the head Athletic Trainer at Oakland University. He is responsible for the sports medicine program and overseeing the athletic training and strength conditioning programs.
Doba got her coaching start at Warren Mott High School. From 2001-03 she coached track, taught physical education and served as the strength and condition coach. In 2002 and 2003 she coached cross country at Fraser High School.
A native of Nashua, New Hampshire, Ford was head athletic trainer at Sabino High School in Tucson, Ariz.(1981-82), an assistant athletic trainer with the Dallas Cowboys (1982) and head athletic trainer at Cypress Creek High School in Houston, Texas (1982-88).
Doba coached track (2004-05) and cross country (2004-06) at Warren Cousino High School. During the 2005-06 school year she was the strength and conditioning coach at Eastpointe East Detroit High School. Just prior to joining Oakland, Doba was a health science instructor at Baker College.
The Rochester Hills resident has also worked at the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival and Olympic Training Center with men’s ice hockey, and with the speedskaters at the Winter World University Games in Bulgaria.
A native of Warren, Mich., Doba attended Grand Valley State where she earned a bachelor’s degree in movement sciences. She is a certified strength and conditioning coach and has work as a personal trainer in addition to her coaching and teaching duties.
JOHN NEMENS Assistant Coach John Nemens enters his 12th season as a member of the Oakland University Cross Country coaching staff. A native of Eastpointe, Mich., Nemens was a two-time All-America at Macomb Community College (1990-91). He transferred to Oakland in 1992 where he was a two-time All-GLIAC, All-Michigan and all-region selection. Nemens graduated from the Macomb County Police Academy in 1994 and has been a police office in Detroit since 1997. He resides in Sterling Heights, Mich..
SCOTT COLLINS Administrative Assistant Scott Collins is in his second year as the administrative assistant for the Oakland University cross country team. He had been an assistant coach at OU from 2003-05.
Ford received a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health/athletic training from Ball State in 1981 and a master’s degree in physical education and health/athletic training and sports medicine from Arizona in 1982. While a student at BSU, Ford was a student athletic trainer for four years and was a member of the Ball State Sports Medicine Club. Ford is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, certified (1982-present), National Strength and Conditioning Association, certified (1988-present), Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (1988-present) and Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (1988-present).
MIKE BOND Athletic Communications Assistant Mike Bond is in his second year as the Athletic Communications Assistant and third year overall at Oakland University. He had served as a Media Relations Intern at OU from Jan. to May 2008. Bond will be the primary contact for men’s and women’s cross country. Bond has nearly 22 years of experience in sports information. He has had head positions at Cal State Monterey Bay and Graceland as well as assistant positions at Eastern Michigan, Montana State Billings, San Francisco State and Texas-Pan American. Bond has served as Director of Press Box Operations at the 2001 CCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and Tri Meet Director at the 2003 RMAC/NCAA West Regional Wrestling Championships. In addition, he worked with the Olympic Track and Field programs of four countries (British West Indies, Nigeria, Surinam and the U.S.) at the 1996 Summer Olympics and all three of his wrestling media guides at SFSU were ranked among the top 20 in the nation by Wrestling USA and among the top six by Amateur Wrestling News.
A native of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., Collins attended Macomb Community College (1991-93). He was a two-time All-MCCAA and All-American honoree.
A native of Ypsilanti, Mich., Bond attended Macomb Community College where he earned one letter in tennis. He transferred to Eastern Michigan University earning a B.S. in History and a Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate in 1993.
Collins transferred to Oakland earning a bachelor’s in human resource development in 1997. He was a two-time All-GLIAC, All-Michigan and AllRegion honoree. In 1995, Collins placed 17th at the NCAA Division II national Championship to become the second runner to earn all-america honors. He was inducted in the Hollie L. Lepley Hall of Honor in 2007.
While at EMU, Bond was a RHA Floor Governor for three and a 1/2 years, freshman orientation group leader for four years, REC/IM sports official/supervisor for five years and was named the 1990-91 REC/IM Sports Official of the Year.
Collins resides in Rochester Hills, Mich. with his wife Dr. Patricia Kondratenko and two children, Liam (5) and Nolan (2).
Away from the office, Bond umpires adult slow pitch softball for Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation. He is single and resides in Holly, Mich.
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2010 Cross Country Roster 2010 Oakland University Golden Grizzlies MEN
Name Justin Battle Ryan Beck Pat Cassady Kevin Cataldo Brian Ciarkowski Mike Craze Tom Gienapp Brandon Griffin Nathaniel Ismond Zack Jones Alex Katona Dave Magnotte Xavier Manalo Steven Marcinkowski Joe Osentoski Philip Palomino Tony Schafer Ross Solanskey Anthony Sterzick Kenny Wall Nathan Ziolko
Yr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. Jr. Fr.
Name Kelsey Carmean Kelsey Chapman Emma Claucherty Autumn Cleverly Erica D’Angelo Brittni Hutton Lia Jones Sara Lieblein Christine Lindsay Claire Leigh-Monstevens Sarah Oren Jami Rodes Hannah Scherer Sarah Thompson Emily Wickemeyer
Yr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. So.
Hometown - Last School Beverly Hills, Mich. - Birmingham Groves HS Royal Oak, Mich. - Royal Oak HS Flushing, Mich. - Flushing HS Traverse City, Mich. - Suttons Bay HS Sterling Heights, Mich. - Michigan State Troy, Mich. - Sterling Heights HS Brighton, Mich. - Brighton HS Erie, Mich. - Erie-Mason HS Petoskey, Mich. - Petoskey HS Tustin, Mich. - Le Roy Pine River HS Waterford, Mich. - Waterford Kettering HS Macomb, Mich. - Macomb Dakota HS St. Clair Shores, Mich. - Lake Shore HS Howell, Mich. - Howell HS Temperance, Mich. - Temperance Bedford HS West Plains, Mo. - West Plains HS Grand Rapids, Mich. - GR West Catholic HS Berkley, Mich. - Berkley HS Alto, Mich. - Caledonia HS Flushing, Mich. - Flushing HS Lake Orion, Mich. - Lake Orion HS WOMEN Hometown - Last School Ortonville, Mich. - Ortonville Brandon HS Waterford, Mich. - Waterford Mott HS Haslett, Mich. - Haslett HS New Baltimore, Mich. - Anchor Bay HS Clinton Township, Mich. - Chippewa Valley HS Milford, Mich. - Western Michigan Tustin, Mich. - Le Roy Pine River HS Lake Orion, Mich. - Lake Orion HS Waterford, Mich. - Waterford Mott HS Rochester Hills, Mich. - Rochester Adams HS Holland, Mich. - Hamilton HS Traverse City, Mich. - Bloomfield Hills Lahser HS Ortonville, Mich. - Ortonville Brandon HS Tustin, Mich. - Le Roy Pine River HS Athens, Mich. - Athens HS
Head Coach: Paul Rice (Oakland, ‘97), 13th year Assistant Coaches: Jennifer Doba (Grand Valley State, ‘00), 2nd year, John Nemens (Oakland, ‘93), 12th season Adminstrative Assistant: Scott Collins (Oakland, ‘97), 2nd year
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Menâ€™s Bios JUSTIN BATTLE Junior Beverly Hills, Michigan Birmingham Groves HS
KEVIN CATALDO Senior Traverse City, Michigan Suttons Bay HS
2009: Redshirt ... Earned Academic AllSummit League honors.
2009: Ran in three races ... Ran 27:53 (8K) at the Michigan Intercollegiates to place 31st, his first top five team finish.
2008: Ran in two races ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2007: Ran in three races finishing among the top five on the team twice ... Was the top finisher at the Tommy Titan Invitational (Sept. 8) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Birmingham Groves High School: Earned three letters for coach Dan Inloes ... Qualified for the Division I State Championship as a senior ... Team captain and an all-league selection in his final season. Personal: Son of Sally and David Battle ... Battle is majoring in computer engineering.
PAT CASSADY Junior Flushing, Michigan Flushing HS 2009: Was the number two runner in all six races he ran ... Ran 25:51.30 (8K) to place eighth and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Oct. 31) ... Recorded the fifth fastest 8K time of 24:59.87 at the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 3) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2008: Ran in five races, finishing among the top five on the team four times ... Ran 20:45 (4 miles) to place 12th at the Tommy Titan Invitational, the fifth fastest time in school history ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Flushing High School: Earned three letters for coach George Hackney ... Earned Division I All State honors as a junior ... Helped his team qualify for the state championship meet as a sophomore and senior ... Placed sixth as a senior to earn All-State honors ... Helped his team win the Big 9 conference title his last two seasons. Personal: Son of Teresa and Timothy Cassady ... Cassady is majoring in history.
2008: Ran in two races ... Had a career-best finish of 16th at the Golden Grizzly Open (Aug. 30). 2007: Ran in three races. Suttons Bay High School: Earned one letter for coach Cody Inglis ... Lettered in soccer and track ... Was all-league and all-district in soccer as a senior. Personal: Son of Dolly and Pete Cataldo ... Cataldo is majoring in health sciences.
BRIAN CIARKOWSKI Junior Sterling Heights, Michigan Utica Henry Ford II HS 2009: Ran in three races ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Utica Henry Ford II High School: Earned four letters ... Helped his team qualify for the Division I State Championship as a senior ... Three-time All-Macomb Athletic Conference selection. Personal: Son of Jane and Michael Ciarkowski ... Ciarkowski is majoring in spanish language and literature.
DID YOU KNOW? Oakland head coach Paul Rice is the only runner to earn all-region, all-conference and All-Michigan honors at least twice. He was a three-time All-Michigan selection, two-time All-GLIAC and a three-time NCAA Division II Great Lakes All-Region honoree.
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Menâ€™s Bios MIKE CRAZE Senior Troy, Michigan Sterling Heights HS 2009: Redshirt ... Earned Academic AllSummit League honors. 2008: Ran in six races finishing among the top seven on the team in five ... Was the number two runner at the Great Lakes Regional running 33:43.50 (10K) to place 96th. 2007: Ran in three races ... Was ninth at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 1). 2006: Finished among the top five on the team in all three races he ran ... Finished seventh at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 2). Sterling Heights High School: Earned four letters for coach Harold Arft ... Earned Division I All-State honors as a senior ... Helped his team qualify for the Division I State Championship meet his first three seasons ... Four-time All-Macomb Athletic Conference and three-time All-Macomb County selection. Personal: Son of Thelma and Glenn Craze ... Craze is majoring in elementary education.
BRANDON GRIFFIN Junior Erie, Michigan Erie-Mason HS 2009: Redshirt. 2008: Finished among the top four on the team in all six races he ran ... Ran 25:18.30 (8K) to place 12th and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Nov. 1) ... Was the number two runner at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 18). 2007: Ran in seven race finishing among the top seven on the team in six ... Was the number five runner at Michigan Intercollegiates (Oct. 5) and Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 10.) Erie-Mason High School: Earned three letters for coach Justin Keyes ... Finished fourth to lead his team to the Division 3 state championship as a senior ... Three-time all-league, all-region and all-state selection ... Helped his team qualify for the state championship all three years. Personal: Son of Sharon and Edward Griffin ... Griffin is majoring in political science.
TOM GIENAPP Senior Brighton, Michigan Brighton HS 2009: Ran in five races finishing among the top seven on the team in four. 2008: Ran in three races. 2007: Ran in five races, finishing among the top seven on the team four times ... Was the number two runner at the Tommy Titan Invitational (Sept. 8) running 22:37 (4 miles) to place 29th ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Brighton High School: Earned four letters for coach Robert Ritsema ... Helped his team qualify for the Division I state championship meet as a senior ... Qualified as an individual in his junior year. Personal: Son of Mary and Richard Gienapp ... Gienapp is majoring in operations management.
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Men’s Bios ZACK JONES Senior Tustin, Michigan Le Roy Pine River HS
XAVIER MANALO Sophomore St. Clair Shores, Michigan Lake Shore HS
2009: Was the team’s number one runner in
2009: Ran in four races ... Was the top OU finisher at the Michigan Intercollegiates running 26:54 (8K) to place 20th.
all six races he ran ... Ran 25:33.70 to place fifth and earn all-league first team honors at The Summit League Championship ... Placed 26th at the Great Lakes Region to miss all-region honors by one spot ... His time of 31:50.69 was third fastest in school history ... Won the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 5) and IPFW Invitational (Sept. 12) ...
Lake Shore High School: Earned three letters ... Qualified for the Division 2 state championship meet all three years ... Led his team to qualify as a junior ... All-State honors his last two seasons ... Was all-state in wrestling as well. Personal: Son of Trinidad Manalo ... Manalo is majoring in health sciences.
ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2008: Was the team’s number one runner in all six races that he ran ... Ran 19:59 (4 miles) to win the Tommy Titan Invitational (Sept. 8) and set the meet and school records ... Set the school record in the 8K with
STEVE MARCINKOWSKI Junior Howell, Michigan Howell HS
a time of 24:28.30 to place third and earn all-league first team honors at The Summit League Championship (Nov. 1) ... Was runner-up at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 1) and Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3) ... ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2007: Ran in two races before suffering a season ending injury ... Was runner-up at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 1) and fifth at the Mel Brodt Invitational (Sept. 15) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2006: Finished among the top three on the team in all six races he ran
2009: Was among the top seven runners on the team in all five races he ran ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2008: Ran in six races, finishing among the top seven on the team five times ... Was the number two runner at the Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3) placing 38th with a time of 25:52 (8K) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Howell High School: Earned four letters for coach Paul Webster ... Helped his team qualify for the Division I State Championship meet as a sophomore and junior ... Qualified as an individual his senior year. Personal: Son of Nancy and James Marcinkowski ... Older brother Brian ran track at Oakland ... Marcinkowski is majoring in business administration.
... Ran 26:59.17 (8K) to finish 10th and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Oct. 28) ... Finished among the top 10 at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 2) and Falcon Invitational (Oct. 14). Le Roy Pine River High School: Earned four letters for coaches Cecil Burch and Eric Gebhard ... Helped his team qualify for the Division 3
JOE OSENTOSKI Junior Temperance, Michigan Temperance Bedford HS
state championship meet as a senior ... Three-time All-Highland Conference and all-state selection. Personal: Son of Kay and Tim Jones ... Younger sister Lia runs cross country and track at Oakland ... Jones is majoring in international relations.
2009: Ran in three races ... Had a season best 8K time of 28:21.67 at the IPFW Invitational. Temperance Bedford High School: Qualified for the Division I State Championship as a senior placing 26th. Personal: Son of Traci and Rob Osentoski ... Osentoski is majoring in finance.
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Menâ€™s Bios PHILIP PALOMINO Sophomore West Plains, Missouri West Plains HS 2009: Finished among the top five on the team in all six races he ran ... Ran 26:20.10 (8K) to place 14th and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Oct. 31) ... Finished among the top 10 overall at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 5) and IPFW Invitational (Sept. 12). West Plains High School: Earned four letters for coach Joe Bill Dixon ... As a senior, he placed third to earn all-state honors helping his team win the Class 3 State Championship after three straight runner-up finishes ... Earned all-state honors three times. Personal: Son of Elizabeth Palomino ... Older brother Mario ran cross country and track and cousins Beth, Ellen and Jim Surowiec swam, all for Oakland ... Palomino is undecided on his major.
ANTHONY STERZICK Sophomore Alto, Michigan Caledonia HS 2009: Ran in four races ... Was the number three runner at the Michigan Intercollegiates (Oct. 9) ... Ran a career-best 8K of 26:29.40 at the Falcon Open (Oct. 17). Caledonia High School: Earned two letters for coach Ben Thompson ... Won the regional and Division 1 State Championship as a senior ... Earned Division 2 all-region and all-state honors as a junior. Personal: Son of Karen and Steve Sterzick ... Sterzick is majoring in computer science.
TONY SCHAFER Sophomore Grand Rapids, Michigan G.R. West Catholic HS
KENNY WALL Junior Flushing, Michigan Flushing HS
2009: Ran in six races finishing among the top six on the team in five ... Finished among the top 10 overall at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 5) and IPFW Invitational (Sept. 12).
2009: Ran in four races ... Placed among the
Grand Rapids West Catholic High School: Posted a time of 15:23.80 (5K) to win the Division 3 state championship as a senior ... Was a twotime Division 3 all-state and all-region honoree ... Ran 16:58.10 (5K) to win the regional title as a senior ... Helped his team quxalify for the state championship meet his last two seasons.
sic (Oct. 3) ... Earned Academic All-Summit
Personal: Son of Debbie and Randy Mesery ... Schafer is undecided on his major.
top seven on the team at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 5) and Greater Louisville ClasLeague honors. 2008: Finished among the top six on the team in all five races he ran
ROSS SOLANSKEY Senior Berkley, Michigan Berkley HS 2009: Finished among the top seven on the team in all six races he ran ... Earned AllAcademic Summit League honors. 2008: Redshirt 2007: Finished among the top four on the team in all seven races he ran ... Ran 12:33 (4K) to place 13th and earn all-state honors at the Michigan Intercollegiates (Oct. 5) ... Posted the fourth fastest 5K time of 24:58 to be the number one runner at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13) ... Ran career 10K best of 33:27.69 at the Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 10). 2006: Finished among the top seven on the team in all six races he ran ... Was fifth at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 2).
... Ran a career 8K best of 25:22.10 to place 14th and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Nov. 1) ... Placed third at the Golden Grizzly Open (Aug. 30) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Flushing High School: Earned four letters for coach Geroge Hackney ... Placed among the top 20 at the regional championship all four years ... Two-time all-region honoree ... Helped his team qualify for the Division 1 State Championship Meet twice ... Placed 13th at the state meet to earn all-state honors as a senior ... Led his team to win two Genessee County and Big Nine Conference titles. Personal: Son of Theresa and Brian Wall ... Wall is majoring in health sciences.
Berkley High School: Earned two letters for coach Paul Yowchuang ... As a senior placed 19th at the Division 1 State Championship to earn all-state honors ... Earned all-region honors and won the Oakland Activities Association title in his senior year as well . Personal: Son of Joy and Gary Solanskey ... Solanskey is majoring in engineering chemistry.
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Menâ€™s Bios RYAN BECK Freshman Royal Oak, Michigan Royal Oak HS Royal Oak High School: Earned four letters for coach Ryan Piippo ... Earned allregion honors as a senior to qualify for the Division 1 State Championship meet ... Helped his team win two Oakland Activities Association championships. Personal: Son of Scott Beck and Cherly Plummer ... His cousins, Chris and Kevin Warzynski played professional basketball overseas ... Beck is planning on majoring in business.
DAVE MAGNOTTE Junior Macomb, Michigan Macomb Dakota HS Oakland: This is his first season of running cross country ... He has earned three letters in track. Macomb Dakota High School: Earned four letters in track ... Placed sixth in the 800m run at the Division 1 State Championship meet as a senior. Personal: Son of Michele and Matthew Magnotte ... Magnotte is majoring in business.
NATE ISMOND Freshman Petoskey, Michigan Petoskey HS
NATHAN ZIOLKO Freshman Lake Orion, Michigan Lake Orion HS
Petoskey High School: Placed ninth in the regional championship to earn all-region honors and qualify for the Division II State Championship meet ... Helped his team qualify for the state meet as a sophomore.
Lake Orion High School: Earned four letters for coach Stan Ford ... Earned allregion honors twice ... Helped his team finish among the top 10 at the Division 1 State Championship meet all four years.
Personal: Son of Kay and Timothy Ismond ... Ismond is undecided on his major.
Personal: Son of Michelle and David Ziolko ... Ziolko is undecided on his major.
ALEX KATONA Freshman Waterford, Michigan Waterford Kettering HS
Waterford Kettering High School: Earned four letters for coach Frank Paddy ... Was a three-time all-region honoree and threetime Division I state qualifier ... Placed 22nd in the state meet as a senior to earn all-
Personal: Son of Kimberly and James Katona ... His grandfather, Iggy Katona, is the winningest stock car driver in ARCA/REMAC Series history ... Katona is planning on majoring in biochemistry. Adam Frezza (2001-03, 05) was a two-time All-CCC (Central Collegiates) and All-Michigan and a four-time All-Summit League honoree. In 2005, he won both the Central Collegiates and Summit League meets.
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Women’s Bios KELSEY CARMEAN Senior Ortonville, Michigan Ortonville-Brandon HS 2009: Was among the top three runners on the team in all seven races she ran ... Won the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 5) and IPFW Invitational (Sept. 12) ... Recorded career bests of 18:20 (5K) and 22:10.30 (6K), both among the top 10 in school history ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2008: Placed among the top five on the team in five of six races she ran ... Finished eighth to earn All-Michigan honors at the Michigan Intercollegiates (Oct. 10). 2007: Was among the top four runners on the team in six of seven races ... Finished 12th at the Michigan Intercollegiates to earn All-Michigan honors. Ortonville-Brandon High School: Earned four letters ... Helped her team qualify for the Division II State Championship meet all four seasons ... Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior ... Four-time AllFlint Metro League first team selection. Personal: Daughter of Linda and Terry Carmean ... Carmean is majoring in wellness, health promotion and injury prevention.
KELSEY CHAPMAN Sophomore Waterford, Michigan Waterford Mott HS
ERICA D’ANGELO Senior Clinton Township, Michigan Chippewa Valley HS 2009: Injuries limited her to just one race ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2008: Ran in seven races finishing among the top two on the team in six ... Ran 21:40.20, the third fastest 6K time in school history, to place eighth and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championships (Nov. 1) ... Placed 4th at the Michigan Intercollegiates to earn All-Michigan honors (Oct. 10) ... Recorded the fourth fastest 8K time (18:27) at the Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2007: Was among the top seven on the team in all seven races she ran ... Was the number one runner at the Golden Grizzly Open placing third ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2006: Was the number one runner at the Golden Grizzly Open finishing second ... Suffered a season ending injury shortly after the meet. Chippewa Valley High School: Earned four letters ... Was a four time all-region and Division 1 All-State selection ... Placed ninth at the state meet as a freshman and junior. Personal: Daughter of Kathryn and James D’Angelo ... D’Angelo is majoring in human resource development.
2009: Ran in four races finishing among the top seven on the team in three of them ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Waterford Mott High School: Earned four letters for coach Amy Coughlin ... Helped her team qualify for the Division 2 State Championship meet as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Margaret and Gregory Chapman ... Chapman is majoring in nursing.
AUTUMN CLEVERLEY Sophomore New Baltimore, Michigan Anchor Bay HS 2009: Ran in five races finishing among the top seven on the team in four ... Was the number five runner at the Cardinal Invitational (Sept. 25) with a career best of 23:39.40 (6K) to place 18th ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Anchor Bay High School: Earned four letters ... As a senior, finished sixth at the regional championship to qualify for the Division 1 State Championship Meet. Personal: Daughter of Cheryl Sagal and James Cleverley ... Father ran cross country at Spring Arbor ... Cleverley is undecided on her major.
Kristie Kiefer (1999-01, 03) closed out an outstanding career in 2003 by placing 13th at the Great Lakes Regional to become the only OU runner, male or female, to individually qualify for the NCAA Division I Championship in school history.
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Womenâ€™s Bios LIA JONES Sophomore Tustin, Michigan Le Roy Pine River HS 2009: Ran in three races finishing among the top 20 overall in all of them ... Was clocked at 21:53.50 (6K) in winning the Cardinal Invitational (Sept. 25) ... Was runner-up at the Falcon Open (Oct. 17) ... Ran the second fastest 6K time at 21:34.01 to place 18th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... She was just the third woman runner in school history to earn all-region honors ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2008: In her collegiate debut she ran 18:45 (5K) to win the Golden Grizzly Open (Aug. 30) ... Suffered a season ending injury shortly after the meet ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Le Roy Pine River High School: Earned four letters for coach Cecil Burch ... Was a four time Division 3 All-Region selection ... Earned all-state honors and lead her team to runner-up finishes at the state championship meet in her last two seasons Personal: Daughter of Kay and Tim Jones ... Older brother Zack currently runs cross country and track at OU ... Jones is majoring in health sciences.
SARA LIEBLEIN Senior Lake Orion, Michigan Lake Orion HS 2009: Finished among the top three on the team in all five races she ran ... Ran 22:57.90 (6K) to finish ninth and earned all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Oct. 31) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2008: Finished among the top six on the team in all six races she ran ... Was the number two runner in the last four meets ... Posted the fifth fastest 6K time at 22:00 to place 13th and earn all-league second team honors at The Summit League Championship (Nov. 1) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2007: Redshirt ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2006: Finished among the top five on the team in all five races she ran ... Ran 23:32.62 (6K) to place 16th at The Summit League Championship (Nov. 1) ... Named Summit League Newcomer of the Year ... Earned Academic All-Mid-Continent honors. Lake Orion High School: Earned four letters for coach Debbie Sherman ... Finished ninth to earn all-region honors and qualify for the Division 1 State Championship meet as a senior ... Finished 27th at the state meet.
JAMI RODES Junior Traverse City, Michigan Bloomfield Hills Lahser HS
2009: Ran in five races finishing among the top six on the team in four ... Placed among the top 10 overall at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 5) and IPFW Invitational (Sept. 12) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League
2008: Ran in five races finishing among the top six on the team in four ... Ran a 5K career best of 19:10 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3) ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School: Earned two letters for coach Nick Stration ... Was a two-time all-region selection and helped her team qualify for the Division 2 State Championship meet both seasons ... Her team won the Oakland County and Division 2 Regional titles in her senior year. Personal: Daughter of Kathleen and Thomas Rodes ... Rodes is majoring in health sciences.
SARAH THOMPSON Senior Tustin, Michigan Le Roy Pine River HS 2009: Ran in six races finishing among the top seven on the team in five ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2008: Finished among the top seven on the team in all five races she ran ... Earned Academic All-Summit League honors. 2007: Ran in seven races finishing among the top four on the team in six ... Ran a career 5K best of 19:02 to be the number one runner at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 29) ... Recorded a career 6K best of 23:07 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13) ... Earned Academic AllSummit League honors. Le Roy Pine River High School: Earned two letters ... Earned all-region honors both seasons ... Qualified for the Division 3 State Championship meet as a junior ... Helped her team to a runner-up performance at the D3 state meet as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Mary Beth and Ron Thompson ... Thompson is majoring in accounting.
Personal: Daughter of Amy and Rick Lieblein ... Lieblein is majoring in health sciences.
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Womenâ€™s Bios EMMA CLAUCHERTY Freshman Haslett, Michigan Haslett HS
track and soccer as well.
Haslett High School: Earned four letters for coach Nick Stonko ... Placed among the top 35 at the regional meet in her last two seasons ... Earned Capital Area All-Gold Division honors three times ... Lettered in
Personal: Daughter of Mary and Mike Claucherty ... Claucherty is planning on majoring in physical therapy.
BRITTNI HUTTON Sophomore Highland, Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan: In 2008, she placed among the top four on the team in all eight races she ran ... Was among the top two runners in the last five meets ... Finished ninth at the Michigan Intercollegiates to earn All-Michigan honors ... Recorded career bests of 18:02.50 (5K) and 22:33.90 (6K).
SARAH OREN Freshman Holland, Michigan Hamilton HS Hamilton High School: Earned four letters for coach Jermey Luhmann ... Finished 22nd to earn all-state honors and help her team to a runner-up finish at the Division 2 State Championship meet as a senior ... Won the regional title as a freshman ... Helped her team win two OK Green Conference and three D2 regional titles. Personal: Daughter of Dawn and Jim Oren ... Oren is planning on majoring in chemistry.
HANNAH SCHERER Sophomore Ortonville, Michigan Ortonville- Brandon HS Oakland: This is her first season of running cross country ... Lettered in track last year.
Milford High School: As a senior she placed fourth to earn all-region honors ... Finished 11th at the Division I state meet to earn all-state honors.
Ortonville-Brandon High School: Earned four letters for coach Nicole Stema ... Placed among the top 18 at the regional championship all four years ... Helped her team qualify for the Division 2 State Championship meet twice ... Earned all-region honors as a sophomore and senior.
Personal: Daughter of Jayne and Jeffrey Hutton ... Has two siblings, Corbin and Courtneis ... Hutton is planning on majoring in communication.
Personal: Daughter of Pamela and David Scherer ... Scherer is majoring in health sciences.
Senior Rochester Hills, Michigan Rochester Adams
Oakland: This is her first season of running cross country ... She has earned four letters for OU in track. Rochester Adams High School: Earned three letters for coach Budd Cicciarelli ... Helped her team win the Division I state championshipship as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Theresa and Keith Leigh-Monstevens ... LeighMonstevens is majoring in communication.
EMILY WICKEMEYER Sophomore Athens, Michigan Athens HS Oakland: This is her first season of running cross country ... Has earned two letters in track. Athens High School: Finished fifth at regionals to earn all-region honors and qualify for the Division 4 State Championship as a senior ... That was her only season of cross country ... Earned four letters in basketball and track. Personal: Daughter of Janet and James Wickemeyer ... Wickemeyer is majoring in business administration.
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2009 Menâ€™s XC in Review 183. Kenny Wall
Golden Grizzly Open (6K) Sept. 5 - Rochester, Mich. No Team Scores 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 14. 15. 18. 20. 22. 25. 28. 30. 32. 35. 43.
Zack Jones Pat Cassady Tony Schafer Philip Palomino Kenny Wall Ross Solanskey Steven Marcinkowski Jason Bigelow Anthony Sterzick Xavier Manalo Jeff Bonzheim Michael Flemming Joe Osentoski Kevin Cataldo Mike Walther Tom Gienapp Jordan Bauss Brian Ciarkowski Brian Buntman
Michigan Intercollegiate (8K) Oct. 9 - Grand Rapids, Mich.
18:38 19:07 19:13 19:20 19:34 19:36 19:37 19:41 20:13 20:14 20:22 20:24 20:33 20:39 20:46 20:51 21:07 21:12 21:42
IPFW Invitational (8K) Sept. 12 - Fort Wayne, Ind.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
1. 3. 7. 8. 10. 11. 15.
Team Scores IUPUI Oakland IPFW St. Francis (Ind.) Grace Zack Jones Pat Cassady Tony Schafer Jason Bigelow Philip Palomino Steven Marcinkowski Ross Solanskey
26 29 91 122 124 25:26.69 25:53.45 26:11.12 26:15.43 26:16.05 26:35.99 27:09.35
Greater Louisville Classic (8K) Oct. 3 - Louisville, Ky.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 12. 32. 38. 92. 102. 111. 126.
Team Scores Louisville Kentucky Tennessee Central Michigan Middle Tennessee Oakland Zack Jones Pat Cassady Philip Palomino Tony Schafer Jason Bigelow Ross Solanskey
68 153 188 205 251 350 24:53.69 24:59.87 25:40.64 25:47.21 25:52 25:56.73
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 12.
Team Scores Michigan Grand Valley State Eastern Michigan Aquinas Calvin Oakland
68 153 188 205 251 380
55. 57. 83. 90. 95. 100. 101.
Xavier Manalo Michael Flemming Anthony Sterzick Jordan Bauss Kevin Cataldo Mike Walther Tom Gienapp
26:54 26:55 27:34 27:41 27:53 28:03 28:06
Falcon Invitational (8K) Oct. 17 - Bowling Green, Ohio
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Team Scores Kent State Malone Oakland Eastern Michigan Buffalo
39 61 122 124 133
5. 8. 14. 17. 28. 31. 43. 44.
Zack Jones Pat Cassady Philip Palomino Brian Marcinkowski Ross Solanskey Michael Flemming Jason Bigelow Tony Schafer
132 25:33.70 25:51.30 26:11.40 26:20.10 26:50.60 26:59 28:07.10 28:14.50
NCAA Great Lakes Regional (10K) Nov. 14 - Bloomington, Ind.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 17.
Team Scores Wisconsin Michigan State Ohio State Indiana State Butler Oakland
26. 94. 104. 112. 119. 149. 150.
Zack Jones Pat Cassady Philip Palomino Steven Marcinkowski Tony Schafer Jason Bigelow Ross Solanskey
62 128 144 151 160 453 31:50.65 33:26.20 33:39.17 33:50.86 33:59.68 34:41.31 34:41.53
HONORS 4. 21. 29. 30. 38. 39. 40. 50. 58. 63. 70. 73. 77. 85. 92. 141. 142. 160.
Zack Jones Jason Bigelow Philip Palomino Ross Solanskey Tony Schafer Steven Marcinkowski Michael Flemming Xavier Manalo Kenny Wall Anthony Sterzick Mike Walther Kevin Cataldo Pat Cassady Tom Gienapp Jordan Bauss Joe Osentoski Brian Ciarkowski Brian Buntman
24:39.3 25:39.2 25:53.5 25:53.6 26:02.5 26:04.3 26:05.1 26:15.4 26:27 26:29.4 26:37.2 26:39.1 26:42.2 26:48.3 26:58.4 28:27.5 28:28 29:11.1
Summit League Championship (8K) Oct. 31 - Cedar City, Utah
1. 2. 3. 4.
Team Scores South Dakota State Southern Utah Oakland IUPUI
All-Summit League Zack Jones - 1st Team Pat Cassady - 2nd Team Philip Palomino - 2nd Team Academic All-Summit League Justin Battle Jordan Bauss Jason Bigelow Brian Buntman Pat Cassady Brian Ciarkowski Mike Craze Brockton Feltman Mike Flemming Zack Jones Steve Marcinkowski Ross Solanskey Kenny Wall ESPN The MAGAZINE/CoSIDA Academic All-District Zack Jones - 1st Team
59 64 72 115
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2009 Women’s XC in Review Golden Grizzly Open (5K) Aug. 30 - Rochester, Mich. No Team Scores 1. 2. 15. 16. 24. 29. 50.
Kelsey Carmean Jami Rodes Kayla Doan Sarah Thompson Liz Jones Kelsey Chapman Kelly Stumpmier
18:20 19:37 20:13 20:13 20:35 20:55 23:23
Team Scores IPFW 25 IUPUI 36 Taylor 68 Grace 121 St. Francis (Ind.) 136 Oakland Incomplete
1. Kelsey Carmean 6. Jami Rodes
SVSU Cardinal Invitational (6K) Sept. 25 - Saginaw, Mich.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Team Scores Michigan State Oakland Wayne State Saginaw Valley State Lansing CC
31 49 88 93 110
1. 4. 9. 17. 18. 19. 27. 39. 48. 54. 63. 65. 71. 75. 76.
Lia Jones Kelsey Carmean Sara Lieblein Kayla Doan Autumn Cleverly Jami Rodes Kelsey Chapman Sarah Thompson Liz Jones Kelly Stumpmier Anna Dinverno Natalie Cook Melissa Battaglini Megan McCoy Jennifer Richardson
21:53.5 22:10.3 23:09.7 23:33.3 23:39.4 23:41.5 24:29 24:47.7 25:21.9 25:52.1 26:36.4 27:12.5 28:12.3 29:25 29:36.6
Greater Louisville Classic (5K) Oct. 3 - Louisville, Ky. Team Scores 1. Purdue 2. Kentucky 3. Louisville
Missouri Western Kentucky Oakland
78. 87. 105. 134. 202. 210. 212.
Kelsey Carmean Sara Lieblein Jami Rodes Kayla Doan Autumn Cleverly Sarah Thompson Kelsey Chapman
18:51.07 19:00.41 19:13.64 19:29.38 19:29.38 20:15 20:17.01
Michigan Intercollegiate (5K) Oct. 9 - Grand Rapids, Mich.
IPFW Invitational (5K) Sept. 12 - Fort Wayne, Ind.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
88 130 141
3. Oral Roberts 4. Oakland 5. South Dakota State 9. 22. 27. 32. 36. 41. 45.
Sara Lieblein Lia Jones Kelsey Carmean Kayla Doan Autumn Cleverly Erica D’Angelo Sarah Thompson
115 121 124 22:57.90 23:53.60 24:13.80 24:42.30 24:47.70 25:13 25:22.90
NCAA Great Lakes Regional (6K) Nov. 14 - Bloomington, Ind.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 20.
Team Scores Grand Valley State Calvin Hillsdale Western Michigan Michigan State Oakland
16 47 130 135 139 557
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 18.
Team Scores Notre Dame Ohio State Michigan Indiana Michigan State Oakland
87. 109. 110. 125. 126.
Liz Jones Kelly Stumpmier Natalie Cook Anna Dinverno Jennifer Richardson
20:39 21:49 21:55 23:11 23:22
18. 63. 120. 150. 153. 171. 195.
Lia Jones Kelsey Carmean Sara Lieblein Kayla Doan Jami Rodes Sarah Thompson Autumn Cleverly
Falcon Invitational (5K) Oct. 17 - Bowling Green, Ohio
94 102 104 105 121 499 21:34.01 22:28.91 23:21.38 23:56.96 24:01.08 24:25.50 24:55.02
HONORS Team Scores 1. Bowling Green 2. Kent State 3. Malone 4. Oakland 5. Buffalo 2. 4. 14. 41. 48. 49. 55. 83. 96. 116. 155. 162. 165.
Lia Jones Kelsey Carmean Sara Lieblein Jami Rodes Sarah Thompson Kayla Doan Liz Jones Kelsey Chapman Autumn Cleverly Kelly Stumpmier Natalie Cook Anna Dinverno Jennifer Richardson
55 61 78 109 169 21:56.1 22:24.5 22:46.6 23:33 23:46.3 23:53.2 24:05.2 24:29.4 24:46.3 25:25.6 26:54.5 27:32.2 27:47.3
Summit League Championship (6K) Oct. 31 - Cedar City, Utah Team Scores 1. Southern Utah 2. North Dakota State
All-Summit League Sara Lieblein - 2nd Team All-Great Lakes Region Lia Jones Academic All-Summit League Melissa Battaglini Kelsey Carmean Kelsey Chapman Autumn Cleverly Erica D’Angelo Anna Dinverno Kayla Doan Lia Jones Liz Jones Sara Lieblein Claire Leigh-Monstevens Jennifer Richardson Jami Rodes Sarah Thompson USTFCCCA All-Academic Lia Jones
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Menâ€™s Top 15 Times
Zack Jones Adam Frezza Jason Bruscha Paul Monnett Pat Cassady Kenny Wall Paul Kulisek Jason Young Ross Solanskey Brandon Griffin Brian Jones Ken Osmun Kenny Wassus Luke Williams Brandon Fisk
Ken Osmun Scott Collins Zack Jones John Nemens Adam Frezza Paul Rice Paul Kulisek Jason Bruscha Brian Jones Mike Karl Brett Busuttil Andy Lawrick Luke Williams John Cook Bill Monnett
19:59.00 20:06.00 20:10.00 20:44.00 20:45.00 20:47.00 20:52.00 20:55.00 20:57.00 20:58.00 21:03.00 21:09.00 21:09.00 21:10.00 21:12.00
2008 2003 2003 1999 2008 2008 2002 2005 2007 2008 1988 1990 2005 2004 2001
30:14.40 31:45.85 31:50.65 32:03.00 32:07.60 32:28.00 32:35.80 32:40.90 32:42.14 32:45.00 32:48.45 32:51.00 32:54.70 33:00.50 33:03.80
1990 1995 2009 1993 2002 1993 2002 2003 1990 1984 2007 2006 2004 2003 1999
Zack Jones Adam Frezza Ken Osmun Ross Solanskey Pat Cassady Paul Kulisek Jason Bruscha Brandon Griffin Scott Collins Andy Lawrick Kenny Wall Luke Williams John Cook Brian Jones Jason Young
24:28.30 24:33.50 24:55.00 24:58.00 24:59.87 25:14.60 25:18.00 25:18.30 25:20.00 25:20.90 25:22.10 25:28.00 25:29.89 25:32.00 25:33.00
2008 2005 1990 2007 2009 2005 2003 2008 1995 2008 2008 2003 2003 1990 2007
Zack Jones enters his senior season holding the school records in the 4 Mile and 8K. He is ranked third in the 10K
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Menâ€™s Honors NCAA Championship (Div. I 1997-), Div. II (1964-96) 1968 Team 43rd - 1010 pts 1990 Ken Osmun (All-American) 11th 1995 Scott Collins (All-American) 17th All-Region
1986 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995
Ken Osmun Ken Osmun Ken Osmun Ken Osmun Brian Jones John Myatt Paul Rice John Nemens Paul Rice Scott Collins John Nemens Paul Rice Scott Collins
1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995
All-GLIAC Ken Osmun Ken Osmun (Runner-up) Brian Jones John Myatt Ken Osmun (Champion) John Myatt (Champion) Paul Rice (Runner-Up) John Myatt John Nemens Paul Rice Scott Collins John Nemens Scott Collins
1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
All-Summit League* *Known as Mid-Continent 1999-2006 Bill Monnett Jason Bruscha Adam Frezza Paul Kulisek Adam Frezza Paul Kulisek (Runner-Up) Ryan Bissell Jason Bruscha John Cook Brandon Fisk Jason Bruscha Adam Frezza John Cook Brandon Fisk Luke Williams Luke Williams
14th 24th 6th 2nd 24th 12th 15th 22nd 23rd 14th 16th 25th 8th
2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Adam Frezza (Champion) Paul Kulisek Jason Young Andy Lawrick Jason Young Zack Jones Andy Lawrick Andy Lawrick Jason Young Zack Jones Brandon Griffin Andy Lawrick Kenny Wall Zack Jones Pat Cassady Phillip Palomino
Summit League Coach of the Year Paul Rice Paul Rice
2002 2005 2006
All-CCC (Central Collegiates) Adam Frezza Paul Kulisek Adam Frezza (Champion) Paul Kulisek Jason Young
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1999 2000 2003 2004 2005 2007
All-Michigan John Myatt Paul Rice John Myatt John Nemens Paul Rice Scott Collins John Nemens Paul Rice Jim Haviland Jason Ballard Scott Collins Chris Constantino Bill Monnett Kurt Brinker Brandon Fisk Luke Williams Adam Frezza Luke Williams Adam Frezza Paul Kulisek Justin Battle Jason Clement Tom Gienapp
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2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Menâ€™s Honors INDIVIDUAL WINS Jason Bruscha Tower Trail Classic - Sept. 22, 2001 Scott Collins Chris Yanni Memorial Invitational - Sept. 2, 1995 Bulldog Invitational - Sept. 23, 1995 Roadrunner Invitational - Oct. 6, 1995 Adam Frezza Mel Brodt Invitational - Sept. 13, 2003 Crusader Invitational - Sept. 9, 2005 Central Collegiates - Sept. 17, 2005 Mid-Continent Championships - Oct. 29, 2005 Brian Jones Macomb CC-Wayne State Tri Meet - Sept. 6, 1988 Zack Jones Tommy Titan Invitational - Sept. 8, 2008 Golden Grizzly Open - Sept. 5, 2009 IPFW Invitational - Sept. 12, 2009 John Myatt GLIAC Championships - Oct. 26, 1991 John Nemens Michigan Tech Invitational - Sept. 11, 1992 Chris Yanni Memorial Invitational - Sept. 4, 1993 Roadrunner Invitational - Oct. 1, 1993 Ken Osmun Apple Amble - Sept. 12, 1987 Running Fit/Detroit Invitational - Sept. 8, 1990 Bulldog Invitational - Sept. 22, 1990 Monarch Invitational - Sept. 29, 1990 Roadrunner Invitational - Oct. 5, 1990 GLIAC Championships - Oct. 20, 1990 Jason Young Golden Grizzly Open - Sept. 4, 2005 TOP 10 FINISHES Ken Osmun - 20 Adam Frezza - 19 Zack Jones - 13 Scott Collins - 11 John Myatt - 11 Paul Rice - 11 Jason Bruscha - 9
Paul Kulisek - 8 John Nemens - 8 Luke Williams - 8 John Cook - 7 Brandon Fisk - 7 Brian Jones - 7 Kurt Brinker - 5 Jason Young - 5 Jason Ballard - 4 Pat Cassady -4 Andy Lawrick - 4 Bill Monnett - 4 Ryan Bissell - 3 Chris Constantino - 3 Ross Solanskey - 3 Bill Soule - 3 Kenny Wassus - 3 Mike Craze - 2 Jason Bigelow - 2 Jim Haviland - 2 Phillip Palomino - 2 Tony Schafer - 2 Barry Valko - 2 Kenny Wall - 2 Bruce Bearden - 1 Dave Elliott - 1 Chris Fecek - 1 Brandon Griffin - 1 Jim Haviland - 1 Paul Horvath - 1 Mike Kearns - 1 Jeff Kelke - 1 Pat Klein - 1 Andy McCloskey - 1 Kevin MacDonald - 1 Tony Markel - 1 Steven Marcinkowski - 1 Chris Melnychenko - 1 Sean Miller - 1 Hassan Mougrabi - 1 Bryan Nance - 1 Eric Nowicki - 1 Pat Sarver - 1 Paul Wakulat - 1 Mike Withee - 1
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Menâ€™s Year-By-Year 1964-67 Information Not Available
GLIAC Championship Siena Heights Invitational Great Lakes Regional
1968 NCAA DIVISION II QUALIFIER NCAA Division II 43rd 1043
1969-74 Information Not Available John Osler (1975) Information Not Available
7th 10th 19th
195 372 560
1984 EMU Open Lake Superior State W Tri State Invitational 10th Hillsdale L GLIAC Championship 7th Great Lakes Regional 14th
NTS 15-40 269 40-15 173 405
John Stevenson (1985-86)
1976-78 Information Not Available
Steve Hebold (1979-81) 1979 4-1 Northern Kentucky Detroit Albion Mid-American Collegiate Olivet Grand Valley Invitational GLIAC Championship Detroit Siena Heights Invitational UM-Dearborn Invitational
L W W 8th W 2nd 6th W 1st 2nd
33-22 17-38 24-31 NA 15-40 NA NA 21-34 NA NA
Midwest Collegiate Bulldog Invitational Monarch Invitational Grand Valley Invitational GLIAC Championship Lake Superior State Michigan Tech
9th 4th 2nd 3rd 7th W W
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1986 Midwest Collegiate GLIAC Championship Great Lakes Regional
20th 4th 10th
684 115 264
Hal Commerson (1987-90) 1980 EMU Invitational Olivet Invitational 6th Northern Kentucky Quad 2nd Wisconsin-Parkside Invite 16th Monarch Open 4th Grand Valley Invitational 4th GLIAC Championship 6th Siena Heights Invitational 1st
NTS NA 35 NA NA NA NA NA
1987 Apple Amble NA Midwest Collegiate 26th Bulldog Invitational 8th Monarch Invitational Road Runner Invitational GLIAC Championship Great Lakes Regional
1981 Information Not Available
1988 1-1 Macomb CC Wayne State Midwest Collegiate Bulldog Invitational Monarch Invitational Road Runner Invitational GLIAC Championship Great Lakes Regional
DeWayne Jones (1982) Information Not Available Terry Dibble (1983-84)
1983 1-1 EMU Open Charger Invitational 4th Siena Heights L Toledo W Monarch Invitational 6th Tri State Invitational 14th
371 693 270 INC INC INC INC
NTS 137 45-15 28-29 NA 443
L W 14th 6th 3rd 5th 7th 13th
29-26 15-40 404 135 52 141 172 336
2nd 7th 4th 3rd
58 172 122 77
1989 Detroit Invitational Jeff Drenth Memorial Bulldog Invitational Monarch Invitational
Road Runner Invitational Pioneer Invitational GLIAC Championship Great Lakes Regional
3rd 1st 6th 15th
124 30 157 377
1990 EMU Open Detroit Invitational 1st Calvin Invitational 2nd Bulldog Invitational 3rd Monarch Invitational 3rd Road Runner Invitational 2nd GLIAC Championship 3rd Great Lakes Regional 6th NCAA Division II
NTS 44 56 84 78 61 79 168 DNS
Dave McCauley (1991-95) 1991 U.P. Classic Detroit Invitational Bulldog Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates GLIAC Championship Great Lakes Regional
5th 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 11th
92 84 71 95 85 256
1992 GLIAC RUNNER-UP Michigan Tech Invitational 1st Malone Invitational 3rd Bulldog Invitational 2nd Roadrunner Invitational 1st Michigan Intercollegiates 7th GLIAC Championship 2nd Great Lakes Regional 9th
30 90 73 36 261 63 189
1993 GLIAC RUNNER-UP Chris Yanni Memorial 1st Midwest Collegiate 9th Bulldog Invitational 2nd Roadrunner Invitational 3rd Michigan Intercollegiates 3rd GLIAC Championship 2nd Great Lakes Regional 8th
46 290 86 81 91 86 199
1994 Chris Yanni Memorial Bulldog Invitational 3rd Roadrunner Invitational 3rd Michigan Intercollegiates 8th GVSU Invitational GLIAC Championship 5th Great Lakes Regional 16th
INC 93 115 155 INC 141 444
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Menâ€™s Year-By-Year 1995 STATE RUNNER-UP Chris Yanni Memorial 1st Midwest Collegiate 19th Bulldog Invitational 2nd Roadrunner Invitational 3rd Michigan Intercollegiates 2nd GLIAC Championship 5th Great Lakes Regional 13th NCAA Division II
Great Lakes Regional 24 555 63 79 87 159 348 DNS
2001 MID-CONTINENT RUNNER-UP Motor City Classic 2nd Running Fit/Detroit Invit. 4th Tower Trail Classic Loyola Lakefront Invitational 6th Notre Dame Invitational 4th NCAA Pre-Nationals 28th Mid-Continent 2nd Great Lakes Regional 17th
29 80 NTS 188 168 706 60 474
2002 MID-CONTINENT CHAMPIONS Motor City Classic 1st Running Fit/Detroit Invit. 1st Mel Brodt Invitational 2nd Spartan Invitational Central Collegiates 4th Notre Dame Invitational 2nd NCAA Pre-Nationals 34th Mid-Continent 1st Great Lakes Regional 16th
20 58 78 INC 105 80 839 34 475
Shaun Butler (1996-97) 1996 Tower Trail Classic Loyola Lakefront Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates GLIAC Championship Great Lakes Regional
6th 10th 6th 8th 21st
122 269 160 247 618
1997 Running Fit/Detroit Invit. 12th EMU Invitational Loyola Lakefront Invitational 29th Michigan Intercollegiates 17th Spring Arbor Invitational 11th
347 NTS 941 491 301
Paul Rice (1998-) 1998 Running Fit/Detroit Invit. 7th Midwest Collegiate 14th Malone Invitational 4th Loyola Lakefront Invitational 22nd Michigan Intercollegiates 18th Defiance Invitational 1st Great Midwest Classic 16th 1999 EMU Open Running Fit/Detroit Invit. 7th Midwest Collegiate 5th Loyola Lakefront Invitational 16th Michigan Intercollegiates 4th UW-Parkside Invitational 13th Mid-Continent 5th Great Lakes Regional 26th 2000 Motor City Classic Running Fit/Detroit Invit. Midwest Collegiate Tower Trail Classic Loyola Lakefront Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Mid-Continent
2nd 6th 14th 2nd 15th 3rd 5th
144 409 85 624 517 46 483
NTS 168 NA NA 118 353 130 692
41 161 375 52 416 70 117
2003 MID-CONTINENT RUNNER-UP Motor City Classic 1st 18 Running Fit/Detroit Invit. 4th 91 Mel Brodt Invitational 2nd 39 Spartan Invitational NTS Notre Dame Invitational 21st 508 Bronco Invitational 2nd 39 Mid-Continent 2nd 40 Great Lakes Regional 18th 532 2004 Golden Grizzly Open Running Fit/Detroit Invit. 9th Spartan Invitational Loyola Lakefront Invitational 25th Michigan Intercollegiates 13th Mid-Continent 4th Great Lakes Regional 28th
NTS 222 NTS 666 299 130 808
2005 MID-CONTINENT CHAMPIONS CENTRAL COLLEGIATES RUNNER-UP Golden Grizzly Open NTS Crusader Invitational 2nd 35 Central Collegiates 2nd 62 Western Invitational 4th 130 Lansing CC Invitational NTS Michigan Intercollegiates (4K) 3rd 70 Michigan Intercollegiates (8K) 8th 192 NCAA Pre-Nationals 30th 688 EMU Classic NTS
Mid-Continent Great Lakes Regional
2006 MID-CONTINENT RUNNER-UP Golden Grizzly Open Tommy Titan Invitational 7th Central Collegiates 3rd Notre Dame Invitational 14th Michigan Intercollegiates (4K) 10th Michigan Intercollegiates (8K) 11th Falcon Invitational 3rd EMU Classic Mid-Continent 2nd Great Lakes Regional 19th
NTS 184 94 367 162 296 120 NTS 75 599
2007 SUMMIT LEAGUE RUNNER-UP STATE CHAMPS (4K) Golden Grizzly Open NTS Tommy Titan Invitational 5th 142 Mel Brodt Invitational 3rd 69 Notre Dame Invitational 11th 329 Michigan Intercollegiates (4K) 1st 14 Michigan Intercollegiates (8K) 3rd 70 NCAA Pre-Nationals 36th 983 Summit League 2nd 82 Great Lakes Regional 17th 484 2008 Golden Grizzly Open Tommy Titan Invitational 3rd Notre Dame Invitational 8th Michigan Intercollegiates 3rd NCAA Pre-Nationals 33rd Summit League 5th Great Lakes Regional 22nd
NTS 67 202 72 920 126 607
2009 Golden Grizzly Open IPFW Invitational 2nd Greater Louisville Classic 12th Michigan Intercollegiates 4th Falcon Open 3rd Summit League 3rd Great Lakes Regional 17th
NTS 29 350 131 122 72 453
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Womenâ€™s Top 15 Times & Honors
Women's XC 5K Kristie Kiefer 17:03.00 Melissa Nasers 17:51.00 Jennifer Kunst 18:16.00 Kelsey Carmean 18:20.00 Erica D'Angelo 18:27.00 Christina Colombe 18:30.00 Sara Lieblein 18:37.00 Dayna Cline 18:39.00 Kate Reilly 18:40.00 Lia Jones 18:45.00 Kathy Harenski 18:50.00 Nancy Collister 18:52.00 Jeanine Chura 18:53.30 Laura Fisher 18:56.00 Traci Boenick 18:58.00
2003 1993 2003 2009 1993 1995 1996 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009
NCAA Division I Championship Kristie Kiefer All-Region (Div. I 1997-, Div. II 1993-96) Nancy Collister Kristie Kiefer Lia Jones
2003 2003 2000 2009 2008 2000 2008 2005 2005 2008 2000 1993 1998 2005 1995 150th 18th 13th 18th
All-GLIAC Nancy Collister Traci Boenick Christina Colombe All-Summit League* *Known as Mid-Continent 1999-2006 Kristie Kiefer Kristie Kiefer (Champion) Christina Colombe Jennifer Kunst Kristie Kiefer (Runner-Up) Melissa Nasers Melissa Nasers (Runner-Up) Sarah Kane Kristie Kiefer (Champion) Melissa Nasers Laura Fisher Kim Schultz Laura Fisher Laura Fisher Erica D'Angelo Sara Lieblein Sara Lieblein All-CCC
2002 2003 2005 2006
Sarah Kane Melissa Nasers Kristie Kiefer Melissa Nasers Dayna Cline Laura Fisher Kate Reilly Dayna Cline
1995 1999 2000
All-Michigan Traci Boenick Denise McCartney Kristie Kiefer Kristie Kiefer
Women's XC 6K Kristie Kiefer 21:10.70 Lia Jones 21:34.01 Erica D'Angelo 21:40.20 Melissa Nasers 21:51.70 Sara Lieblein 22:00.00 Laura Fisher 22:01.90 Kim Schultz 22:10.30 Kelsey Carmean 22:10.30 Kayla Doan 22:42.00 Dayna Cline 22:43.30 Kelly Stumpmier 22:53.70 Stephanie Huber 22:54.20 Sarah Kane 23:00.00 Kate Reilly 23:07.00 Sarah Thompson 23:07.00
2002 2004 2005 2007 2008
2003 2009 2008 2003 2008 2004 2004 2009 2007 2004 2008 2008 2002 2005 2007
Melissa Nasers Dayna Cline Laura Fisher Dayna Cline Kelsey Carmean Kayla Doan Kelsey Carmean Erica D'Angelo INDIVIDUAL WINS
Traci Boenick Chris Yanni Memorial/U.P. Classic - Sept 2,1995 Roadrunner Invitational - Oct. 6, 1995 1st 1st 2nd
Kelsey Carmean Golden Grizzly Open - Sept. 5, 2009 IPFW Invitational - Sept. 12, 2009
1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
Lia Jones Golden Grizzly Open - Aug. 30, 2008
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Kristie Kiefer Tower Trail Classic - Sept 23, 2000 Mid-Continent Championship - Oct. 28, 2000 Motor City Classic - Sept. 1, 2001 Running Fit/Detroit Mercy Invitational - Sept. 8, 2001 Running Fit/Detroit Mercy Invitational - Sept. 6, 2003 Mel Brodt Invitational - Sept. 13, 2003 Bronco Invitational - Oct. 17, 2003 Mid-Continent Championships - Nov. 1, 2003 Melissa Nasers Motor City Classic - Aug. 30, 2003 TOP 10 FINISHES Kristie Kiefer - 21 Melissa Nasers - 14 Jennifer Kunst - 8 Laura Fisher - 6 Kelsey Carmean - 5 Dayna Cline - 5 Jeanine Chura - 4 Erica Dâ€™Angelo - 4 Sarah Kane - 4 Sara Lieblein - 4
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Womenâ€™s Year-By-Year Dave McCauley (1993-95) 1993
Great Lakes Regional
Motor City Classic
Great Lakes Regional
Running Fit/Detroit Invit
Tower Trail Classic
Michigan Intercollegiates Grand Valley Tri-Meet
Great Lakes Regional
Golden Grizzly Open
2005 Crusader Invitational
Lansing CC Invitational
Michigan Intercollegiates NCAA Pre-Nationals
Chris Yanni Memorial
Loyola Lakefront Invitational 13th
Great Lakes Regional
Great Lakes Regional
Great Lakes Regional
Chris Yanni Memorial
Motor City Classic
Running Fit/Detroit Invit
Michigan Intercollegiates GLIAC Championship
Great Lakes Regional
Golden Grizzly Open
Tommy Titan Invitational
Loyola Lakefront Invitational 7th
Notre Dame Invitational
Great Lakes Regional
Great Lakes Regional
Golden Grizzly Open
Notre Dame Invitational
Golden Grizzly Open
Loyola Lakefront Invitational
Motor City Classic
Running Fit/Detroit Invit
Great Lakes Regional
Mel Brodt Invitational
Great Lakes Regional
Notre Dame Invitational
Loyola Lakefront Invitational 29th
Spring Arbor Invitational
NCAA Pre-Nationals Mid-Continent Great Lakes Regional 2003
MID-CONTINENT RUNNER-UP Paul Rice (1998-) 1998
2008 Tommy Titan Invitational
Notre Dame Invitational
Motor City Classic
Running Fit/Detroit Invit
Great Lakes Regional
Mel Brodt Invitational
Running Fit/Detroit Invit
Notre Dame Invitational
Loyola Lakefront Invitational 21st Michigan Intercollegiates
Notre Dame Invitational
Mel Brodt Invitational
Shaun Butler (1996-97)
Running Fit/Detroit Invit
Golden Grizzly Open
Great Lakes Regional
Greater Louisville Classic
NCAA Division I
Great Midwest Classic
Golden Grizzly Open
Running Fit/Detroit Invit
Loyola Lakefront Invitational 16th
Running Fit/Detroit Invit
Loyola Lakefront Invitational 22nd
Great Lakes Regional
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This is Oakland University
Nestled in the heart of Oakland County, Michigan, Oakland University has a student enrollment of 18,920 students in 132 baccalaureate and 177 graduate and certificate programs. Oakland University boasts a state-of-the-art campus featuring everything from NCAA Division I athletics to top-notch performances at the Meadow Brook Music Festival.
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This is Oakland University
The Academic Services staff has been created to enhance student-athletesâ€™ development by providing the necessary support, counseling, and resources to achieve academic, personal, and athletic growth. Services provided include academic monitoring, academic progress meetings, registration assistance, tutorial assistance, CHAMPS/Life Skills workshops, community service opportunities, referrals, structured study hours in the Academic Center, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
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This is Oakland University
Oakland University boasts one of the better weight rooms in The Summit League under the direction of strength and conditioning coach Todd Wohlfeil, who enters his third season with the Golden Grizzlies. The Athletics Weight Room was designed and constructed as part of the Athletic Center in 1998. It was constructed for use by Oakland Universityâ€™s 18 Division I varsity teams. The 3,500 square foot weight room features a cardiovascular fitness area equipped with Star Trac equipment, Hammer Strength weight machines and free weights. The cardiovascular fitness area includes a Cardio-Theater, Star Trac treadmills, upright and recumbent stationary bikes and a Stairmaster Step Mill. Thirty-three Hammer Strength plate loaded machines, four Wynmor Husker racks, two Wynmor Power racks, a Smith machine, a dual adjustable pulley machine and a Stairmaster Gravitron are available to meet the strength training needs of Oakland Universityâ€™s athletes. In total, the Oakland University Athletics Center Weight Room holds over seven tons of plates and free weights. The weight room also features a custom made Olympic Lift Platform, plyometric boxes and a Verti-Max jump Training system.
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Oakland University Administration
Dr. Gary D. Russi • President Southwestern Oklahoma, ‘69
Gary Russi has served as Oakland University’s president since 1996, and he held the position of interim president from 1995 to 1996. Under his leadership Oakland completed its first strategic plan, 1995 2005. The 10-year plan paved the way for Oakland’s unprecedented growth - in stature and size - and is helping the university realize its 2010 vision. In April 2005 Russi announced the university’s first-ever comprehensive campaign, “Innovation and Opportunity - The Campaign for Oakland University,” with a goal of raising $110 million by 2010. The Campaign for Oakland University is designed to propel the university to the next level in providing a comprehensive liberal education, raising funds for professorships, scholarships, research endowments, academic programs and improved facilities. As of September 2006 the university has raised more than $70.4 million toward that ambitious goal. Oakland University is a top-rated academic institution that is widely recognized as a university on the rise. With a steadily growing student population that topped 18,000 in fall 2006, Russi has worked with the Oakland community to maintain the highest caliber of academic quality and to build an infrastructure that retains the best features of a small campus setting while offering a large array of programs and services. Under Russi’s leadership, Oakland has introduced more than 40 new academic degree programs since 1995. Full-time faculty number more than 440 as of fall 2005, with 50 new positions approved for 2006-07. These new programs and faculty members have drawn a greater number - and an even more talented group - of students to the university. Average high school GPAs and ACT scores of incoming freshmen continue to rise. Russi’s commitment to experiential learning with flexible class schedules, high quality facilities and classroom technologies, and a wide array of student services and research opportunities is helping Oakland grow into a distinctive university focused on delivering a unique and progressive undergraduate education. In addition, during Russi’s tenure, Oakland has invested often with state support - more than $190 million to enrich environments for teaching, researching, learning, and living. Capital improvements include a $43-million Science and Engineering building, a $37-million Recreation and Athletics Center, the $17.5-million R. Hugh and Nancy Elliott Hall of Business and Information Technology, the $32-million Carlotta and Dennis Pawley Hall and $20-million new student apartments. This trend will continue with the Campaign for Oakland University’s goal of further capital enhancements to support the university’s growth. Russi joined Oakland University in 1993 as vice president for academic affairs where he was responsible for all academic programs, academic support services, research and several university wide administrative services. In 1995 he assumed
the role of interim president. He held both positions until he was named president in 1996. Russi is also a professor in Oakland’s School of Health Sciences. Prior to joining Oakland, Russi was vice president for research and strategic planning at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where he served as the university’s chief research administrator and promoted institutional direction and support for faculty research endeavors. While there he was instrumental in focusing university staff resources and budgets to strengthen faculty research. Russi was also very involved there, as he is at Oakland, in supporting and promoting undergraduate student research projects. As vice president for research and strategic planning, Russi also led and managed the application of stateof-the-art information technology in the university’s administrative, educational and research activities. Russi’s administrative career at Drake University began in 1973 as a project coordinator in development and fund raising where he authored, co-authored and/or managed 42 funded grant or contract projects ranging from $200 to $900,000. From there he progressed through a variety of administrative positions, including department chair for the Clinical Externship Program, director of university planning, vice provost for planning and budgeting, and executive assistant to the president. Russi participated in the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program in Academic Administration from 19821983 where he served as special assistant to the executive vice president and provost of the University of Nebraska. Russi’s teaching and research experience began at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he was an undergraduate research assistant in chemistry from 1967-1969. His professional teaching and research career began in 1969 when he joined Kansas University as a teaching/research assistant in pharmacology and toxicology. During his tenure at Drake University he held the positions of assistant professor, associate professor and professor of pharmacology and toxicology. From 1973 to 1984, Russi published 17 abstracts and articles in professional journals. Between 1970 and 2006, he coauthored eight scientific articles, dissertations and abstracts. And from 1973 to 1991, he completed 13 invited scientific book reviews. Russi has achieved numerous honors and awards for his many achievements, including the George Wibby Athletic Award from Oakland University (2002), Distinguished Alumni Award from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1998), Honorary Member of Golden Key National Honour Society at Oakland University (1993 to present), Merck Research Award at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1969) and Rho Chi Society Undergraduate Research Award at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1969). Russi currently serves as co-chair of the Oakland County Business Roundtable and vice chair of Oakland County Automation Alley. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Crittenton Hospital and the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, serves as chair of the Presidents Council of State Universities of Michigan and is a member of the Detroit Renaissance Board of Directors. Russi earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his doctor of philosophy degree in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Kansas.
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Oakland Athletic History 2009-10 Men’s basketball sets league record for wins and qualifies for the NCAA Tournament. Jason Bigelow becomes first track athlete to qualify for the NCAA Championship. Men’s and Women’s swimming win 11th straight league title. 2008-09 Oakland enters tenth year of competing at NCAA Division I level. Men’s and Women’s basketball both make it to the postseason, with the women competing in the WNIT and the men competing in the CollegeInsider.com tournament Men’s Soccer hosts an NCAA tournament game for the first time Head Men’s Soccer coach Gary Parsons retires after 28 seasons at Oakland University. 2007-08 Men’s and Women’s Indoor Outdoor Track added. 2005-06 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track added. 2004-05 Rawle Marshall (men’s basketball) signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. 2002-03 Mike Helms (men’s basketball) became Oakland’s first men’s basketball player to earn Division I All-America recognition by the Associated Press with his honorable mention selection. 2001-02 Anita Rapp (women’s soccer) and Sarah Judd (women’s basketball) earn All-America honors. Nick O’Shea (women’s soccer) was the NSCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year. Two baseball players were chosen in the Major League Baseball draft — Jared Thomas (11th round) and David Viane (20th round). 1999-00 Anita Rapp (Norway/women’s soccer) and Haitham Hassan (Egypt/ men’s swimming) compete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Norway beat the USA 3-2 to win the gold making Rapp the first OU athlete to win a gold medal. Erick Swanson (baseball) was chosen in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Softball added. 1998-99 The athletic center expansion is completed. The Recreation and Athletic Center (RAC) pool is opened in September. The first basketball game at the O’Rena occurs on November 17, 1998 against fourth ranked Michigan State 1997-98 Oakland makes the move from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I. OU joins the Mid-Continent Conference. Mascot changed from Pioneers to Golden Grizzlies. 1996-97 Men’s Soccer advances to championship game for third time, losing 3-1 to Grand Canyon. Ground is broken for the expansion of the athletic center. 1995-96 Men’s and Women’s Basketball both win the GLIAC Championships, the first sweep in 11 years. 1994-95 Men’s Soccer loses in overtime in the national championship game, 3-0 to Tampa. Women’s and Men’s Swimming both win the national championship, the first of four straight for the men. Men’s Basketball earns first of three straight NCAA Tournament bids. Women’s Basketball team advances to the Elite Eight. Women’s Golf and Women’s Soccer added. 1993-94 Women’s Cross Country added. Volleyball earns first NCAA Tournament berth.
1992-93 Men’s Tennis dropped at the end of the school year. 1989-90 Women’s Swimming wins first of five straight national championships. Women’s Basketball makes second trip to NCAA Division II Final Four. 1988-89 Women’s Swimming and Diving wins first GLIAC title, starting a streak of seven in eight years. 1986-87 Men’s Soccer advances to championship game (losing 4-1 to Seattle Pacific), first of nine straight appearances in the NCAA tournament. Baseball reinstated. 1984-85 Wrestling dropped at end of school year. 1982-83 Men’s Soccer team earns first of six trips to the NCAA semi-finals. 1981-82 Women’s Swimming team finishes third at the first NCAA Division II championship meet. Women’s Basketball team wins first of seven GLIAC Championships, advances to the Final Four. 1979-80 Men’s Swimming wins the school’s first NCAA Championship. Volleyball and Men’s Tennis win GLIAC titles. Baseball dropped at the end of school year. 1977-78 Baseball wins GLIAC title. Board of Trustees approves student fee supporting intercollegiate athletics. 1976-77 Men’s Soccer team earns first NCAA Tournament berth in the fourth year of the program. Men’s Swimming and Diving team wins first of 19 GLIAC Championships. No other GLIAC school won a men’s league swimming title while OU was a member. Volleyball and Women’s Tennis added. 1974-75 Men’s Swimming is seventh at the NCAA Division II Championships, starting a streak of 23 straight top-seven finishes. Women’s Basketball begins competition 1973-74 The Board of Trustees approves membership into the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Men’s Soccer added. 1972-73 President Donald O’Dowd institutes athletic scholarships for men and women. 1971-72 Men’s Golf and Wrestling added. 1968-69 Baseball added. Cross Country qualifies for the NCAA Division II National Championship. 1966-67 Faculty Athletic Committee recommends the addition of men’s and women’s basketball. 1965-66 Women’s swimming is added. 1964-65 Mr. Lepley authorized to begin the following men’s intercollegiate sports: soccer, cross country, tennis and swimming. 1963-64 Intramural building completed. 1959-60 Hollie Lepley hired as Director of Athletics.
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Oakland Athletic Administration
Tracy Huth • Director of Athletics Oakland, ‘84
When one thinks of Oakland University athletics, one of the first names that comes to mind is that of thirdyear Director of Athletics Tracy Huth. After all, Huth has been involved with Oakland University athletics as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator since the 1980-81 academic year. Huth was appointed Director of Athletics in October 2007 after serving as the interim director for one year, and immediately put in motion an ambitious plan to enhance the overall Oakland University athletics experience, both for student-athletes and fans alike. The result thus far has been a more fan-friendly atmosphere at all OU events, and increasing student-athlete success both athletically and academically. During his first year as OU’s Director of Athletics, Oakland placed more student-athletes on The Summit League Academic All-League teams than any other institution, and Golden Grizzly teams captured league titles in men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s swimming and diving; and saw the school’s first individual league champion in track and field. The OU basketball programs were the only teams in The Summit League to beat ranked opponents, and Oakland University also played host to The Summit League women’s soccer and men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships. In the coming year, OU will host the men’s soccer championship and will once again host the men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships. Prior to making the move into the athletics director’s office, Huth served over nine years as an Associate Athletics Director and Assistant Athletics Director, including a one-year stint OU’s Senior Associate Athletics Director where he was in charge of supervising the department’s operations. While an assistant director, Huth’s primary responsibilities were in the areas of program supervision, student-athlete services, and compliance. During his time as a departmental administrator, Huth has been involved in several league and national committees. In March 2006, Huth was appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Swimming & Diving Committee. He has also served on the NCAA’s Academic/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet (2001-05) and served as the tournament manager for the first and secondround games in the 2006 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament hosted by Oakland at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Huth currently serves as a member of The Summit League Joint Council, the league’s Budget Committee and Competition Committee, and
also chairs the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Sport Committee. The strides made by the athletics program during Huth’s tenure should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his track record as a coach. Huth spent 11 years as the head coach of OU’s women’s swimming and diving program, establishing the Oakland program as the premier program in the country at the Division II level. His teams finished in the top three nationally in nine consecutive seasons, winning five consecutive national championships and three consecutive second-place finishes from 1990-97. Huth was named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year three times for his team’s accomplishments. Only Kenyon College (17 consecutive Division III titles from 1984-2000) and Truman State University (six consecutive Division II titles from 2001-06) have posted more consecutive national championships in women’s swimming and diving, while only Texas (five consecutive Division I titles from 1984-88) and Stanford (five consecutive Division I titles from 1992-96) have matched the total of five straight, which stood as a Division II record until 2006. Huth began his coaching career at Oakland in 1985 as an assistant coach with the men’s swimming and diving program, a position he held for two years before taking the reins of the women’s program. Huth remained as the women’s head coach until 1998, when he stepped down to focus on his position as Assistant Athletics Director as OU made the move to Division I. But before Huth became well-known as the highly-successful coach of OU’s women’s swimming program, he earned recognition as one of the top swimmers in the nation. Arguably the most accomplished student-athlete in OU history, Huth earned a rare 24 All-America honors, claiming 13 individual national championships. Huth was a four-time national champion in both the 200- and 400-yard individual medley, and was named NCAA Division II Swimmer of the Year three times. He remains the only swimmer in NCAA history to have won both the 200 and 400 IM four times. In 2002 Huth had the unique honor of being selected to the Oakland University Lepley Hall of Honor for a second time. He and is the only member to be enshrined twice. Originally named to the Hall in 1990 for his swimming accomplishments as a student-athlete, his second honor was in recognition of his coaching accomplishments. A native of Yakima, Wash., Huth is a member of the North Oakland Family YMCA Advisory Board and the March of Dimes “Walk America Troy” site committee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Oakland in 1985, and in 1996, Huth earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Wayne State University. He currently resides in Clarkston with his wife Jenny and has two children, Kara and Chance.
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Oakland Athletic Administration SIMON DOVER
Associate Athletics Director Business/External Operations Oakland, ‘88
Associate Athletics Director Internal Operations Senior Woman Administrator Cal Poly, ‘93
Simon Dover joined the Oakland athletics staff as the business manager in November of 1998. In the summer of 2000 he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Finance and Administration and in January of 2006 was promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and became Associate Athletic Director for External Operations in December of 2008. Dover is responsible for managing the multi-million dollar athletic budget, contract negotiations, financial aid for student-athletes and as is an active part of the departments strategic planning initiatives. Dover oversees the athletic communiciations, marketing and promotions and athletic training operations. Dover’s also has supervisory responsibility for Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track. A native of Rochester, Mich. Dover came to Oakland in 1998 from the Palace of Auburn Hills and Palace Sports and Entertainment where he worked from 1991-1998. Prior to The Palace, Dover worked in public accounting from 1988–91. Dover, a 1988 graduate of Oakland with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, received his masters of finance degree in 1998 from Walsh College. He is a member of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the College Athletic Business Managers Association. Dover resides in Rochester, with his wife Janice and their two children, Harrison and Haley.
Stacy Mosely joined the Oakland athletics staff in May 2008. Along with direct oversight of several programs at OU, Mosely will also serve as the Senior Woman Administrator for the Golden Grizzlies. Prior to her efforts at Miami (FL) where she spent one year as the Associate Director of Alumni Programs, Mosely worked 12 years at Northern Illinois University in various positions. She was most recently an Assistant Athletic Director in charge of marketing and promotions and worked four years as the Assistant A.D. in charge of internal operations where she supervised baseball, men’s soccer, women’s gymnastics and golf. Mosely also served as the Tournament Director for the men’s golf championship (2003) and women’s gymnastics championship (2005) for the Mid-American Conference. Along with those accomplishments, Mosely assisted with the development of a $200,000 contract with Adidas to supply free athletic apparel for the Huskies and expanded women’s basketball media coverage through radio broadcasts and telecasts. Mosely graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development in June 1993. She went on to earn her master’s degree in sports management in May 1996. Mosely is married to Marquis Mosely who is a former football coach at Miami (FL).
Assistant Athletics Director Development Olivet, ‘84
Joe Impellizzeri is in his third year as the Associate Director of Athletics for Development at Oakland University. Impellizzeri is responsible for securing private gifts and managing donor relations. Before joining Oakland, Impellizzeri spent five years as a Director of Resource Development for the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Most recently, Impellizzeri was responsible for raising nearly $8 million to fully fund the start-up and first three years of operations of United Way 2-1-1. During his tenure at United Way Impellizzeri also increased the overall revenue from leadership and major gifts five percent, from $12.9 million to $13.5 million. Prior to his time at United Way, Impellizzeri spent four years at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, the last two as the Vice President for External Relations, leading a fund-raising effort that resulted in a record $2.96 million in 2001. A native of Fraser, Michigan, Impellizzeri earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Olivet College in 1984. While at Olivet, Impellizzeri was a three-year member of the Comets’ baseball team. In 1995, Impellizzeri earned a master’s in sports management and sports administration from Ohio State University. Impellizzeri resides in Macomb Township, Michigan with his wife Heidi and their three daughters, Audrey, Katherine and Sarah.
Assistant Athletics Director Student-Athlete Services Concordia, ‘95
Holly Kerstner joined the Oakland University athletic department staff in 2006 as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Services, a position created to help student-athletes succeed in the classroom as well as in competition. Kerstner also oversees the Grizzly Center for Graduates and Champions, the academic center for student-athletes which provides tutorial support and other resources to assist them in the classroom. She will also serve as the administrator of the Grizzly tennis, volleyball and softball teams. Additionally, Kerstner oversees the Lifeskills program which aids student-athletes in making the transition between university life and post-graduation responsibilities. Prior to joining the Grizzly staff Kerstner served a four-year stint at Radford University as the Director of Student-Athlete Support Services. She oversaw all academic services, including the tutorial center and advising. Kerstner was also the Student Athlete Advisory Committee advisor at Radford. Kerstner spent four years at the University of Detroit as the Director of Advising and Academic Services before moving along to Radford. Her duties included admitting, advising and counseling student-athletes, as well as conditionally admitting students and overseeing the learning center.
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Oakland Athletic Staff
GINA DeMARTIS Administrative Asst.
Head Athletic Trainer
Coordinator of Promotions
Coordinator of Business Ops.
Asst. Athletic Trainer
Dir. of MBB Operations
Dir. of Communications
Dir. of WBB Operations
SCOTT DUNFORD Asst. Dir. of Communications
Coordinator of Annual Giving
Asst. Dir. of Facilities
Swimming and Diving
Assoc. Athletic Trainer
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Asst. Athletic Trainer
THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
IUPUI’s Chen Ni became The Summit League’s rst NCAA female national champion, winning the women’s platform dive at the 2010 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. As The Summit League concludes its third decade as an NCAA Division I athletics conference, the ascending level of performance among the 10 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes in 19 championship sports continues. Now in its 29th year, The Summit League is in the midst of a renaissance, both on the playing eld and in the classroom. During the 2009-10 academic year, the League produced a national champion, 11 All-Americans, eight Academic All-Americans and 33 Academic All-District honorees. IUPUI’s Chen Ni made history at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships and highlighted the individual accomplishments in 2009-10. The sophomore became The Summit League’s rst female national champion, and fth NCAA titlist overall, when she nished rst in the platform dive. Also garnering national recognition was Oakland men’s basketball player Keith Benson, who received The Summit League’s rst national individual award for basketball performance when he was named the Lou Henson Award winner as the nation’s Mid-Major Player of the Year. The level of performance in men’s basketball continued to rise as The Summit League was one of just six leagues outside of the “power six” conferences to have both of its championship game participants compete with RPI ratings in the top 85. The Summit League had two teams post 25-win seasons, making it one of seven leagues outside of the “power six” and one of 12 overall in Division I to make that claim. Summit League champion Oakland set new standards for season League victories (17), winning percentage (.944) and tied the mark for consecutive League wins (16). The Summit League’s Basketball Championship extended its visibility in 2010, as for the rst time in history all 14 men’s and women’s tournament games were televised, including all seven men’s contests with a national reach via an ESPN platform. Overall attendance in Sioux Falls, S.D., was the second-highest on record and a new women’s quarternal session mark was set with 5,384 spectators. Several other sports also saw records fall during the 2009-10 campaign. In volleyball, North Dakota State set a new mark with its 37th consecutive League win en route to its second straight undefeated season. Additionally, the League set standards for postseason participation in both track & eld, where an all-time best 50 athletes qualied for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Rounds, and women’s basketball, where three teams advanced to postseason play. Academically, six Summit League teams were bestowed with the NCAA Public Recognition Award, an honor given to teams
that have a Division I Academic Progress R Rate (APR) in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. IPFW led with three teams on the list, including men’s cro cross country, women’s lf and d volleyball, ll b ll while hil another th ttrio i off tteams, UMKC volleyball, golf North Dakota State women’s golf and Oakland women’s golf, also received accolades. The national reach of The Summit League continues to expand with member institutions selected as hosts for NCAA Championship events, beginning with UMKC serving as a co-host for the 2010 NCAA Volleyball Championship. IUPUI will serve as a co-host for the 2011 Women’s Final Four and the 2015 Men’s Final Four and be the host for both the 2013 and 2017 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. League members were selected for several NCAA preliminary competitions with Oakland hosting the 2010 Cross Country Great Lakes Regional and 2013 Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds and IUPUI serving as co-host for one of the four 2013 Men’s Basketball Regionals. Last season’s Summit League accomplishments came on the heels of a successful year in 2008-09. Attendance and sponsorship records were set at the 2009 Basketball Championships, the inaugural season in Sioux Falls. Furthermore, The League saw an unprecedented three teams end the season with a national ranking, a total of seven NCAA Tournament wins, and the NCAA’s largest men’s basketball attendance increase. A pair of former Summit League student-athletes gained individual acclaim on the world stage during the summer of 2008. Former Oral Roberts track star Andretti Bain won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a member of the Bahamas’ 4x400-meter relay team after having claimed both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 400-meter titles earlier in the year. Former IUPUI standout George Hill became The Summit League’s second NBA rst round draft pick when he was selected 26th by the San Antonio Spurs after garnering Summit League Player of the Year honors. Originally formed in 1982 as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities and later known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League is in its fourth year of a rebranding that followed its 25th anniversary and coincided with the Summit Plan, a strategic plan that places a renewed emphasis on improving the academic and athletic performances of all league student-athletes. Included in the plan was the league’s new name, the creation of a new image and the addition of three member institutions. The Summit League has a combined enrollment of over 125,000 at 10 member institutions: Centenary College of Louisiana, IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Oral Roberts University, South Dakota State University, Southern Utah University and Western Illinois University.
THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
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Tom Douple Commissioner
Commissioner ................................................. Tom Douple Associate Commissioner ................................. Myndee Kay Larsen Assistant Commissioner .................................. Greg Walter Director of Communications ............................ David Brauer Director of Marketing ..................................... Vanessa Quimpo Associate Director of Communications ............ Greg Mette Ofce Manager ............................................... Brenda Hilton Communications Assistant .............................. Stephanie Sabaduquia
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One of the Summit League’s most iconic moments came when Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew hit “the shot”, a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer, to top Mississippi in the rst round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Valpo’s story captivated the nation as they became the league’s second team to reach the “Sweet 16.” In April 2009, the University of South Dakota accepted an invitation to join the league with full membership beginning in 2011-12 and currently serves as an associate member for swimming and diving. The League has one additional associate member in Eastern Illinois University, which currently competes in swimming and diving and will join in men’s soccer in 2011. These member institutions pride themselves on providing quality athletic, academic and social experiences for their student-athletes. The Summit League sponsors 19 championship sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and eld, men’s and women’s outdoor track and eld, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball. The league champion receives automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament in all applicable sports. Since its inception in 1982, The Summit League has had several transcendent moments on the national stage. In 1986, Cleveland State upset third-seeded Indiana in the rst round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on its way to a berth in the Sweet 16. A decade later, Valparaiso captured the nation’s attention when Bryce Drew hit “the shot” to defeat No. 4 seed
Mississippi in an NCAA rst-round game and spark its Sweet 16 run. More recently, Oral Roberts’ baseball program nished the 2004 campaign with a national-ranking and became the rst Summit League school to reach an NCAA Super Regional in 2006. Three years later, North Dakota State’s 2009 softball team became the rst League member to win an NCAA regional and advance to the Super Regional round. During the 2008-09 basketball season, South Dakota State’s women’s team was nationally-ranked throughout the year and capped its season with an NCAA Tournament rst round victory. The League has produced ve NCAA champions, four Olympic athletes and several All-Americans in the sports of track and eld, swimming and diving and cross country. Numerous professionals and several draft choices have come directly from The Summit League, including three Major League Baseball rst round picks, a pair of NBA rst rounders and one WNBA selection. Former Summit Leaguers Kevin Duckworth (NBA) and Kevin Seitzer (MLB) each were two-time all-stars during their professional careers. Recent and historical success coupled with an increased growth among its membership base gives The Summit League a promising future on the landscape of college athletics.
NOTABLE FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES
Andretti Bain Kevin Duckworth Oral Roberts Track & Field Eastern Illinois Basketball 2008 NCAA 400m Champion (I/O) Two-time NBA All-Star
Kevin Seitzer Eastern Illinois Baseball Two-time MLB All-Star
Liza Brown DePaul Softball 1999 1st Team All-American
Zane Teilane Western Illinois Basketball WNBA Draft Pick/2008 Olympian
Anita Rapp Oakland Soccer 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist
SUMMIT LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP AT A GLANCE CENTENARY Nicknames: Location: Enrollment: Founded: Joined League: OAKLAND Nickname: Location: Enrollment: Founded: Joined League:
Gents/Ladies Shreveport, La. 887 1825 2003 Golden Grizzlies Rochester, Mich. 18,169 1957 1997
IPFW Nickname: Mastodons Location: Fort Wayne, Ind. Enrollment: 13,675 Founded: 1964 Joined League: 2007 ORAL ROBERTS Nickname: Golden Eagles Location: Tulsa, Okla. Enrollment: 3,140 Founded: 1963 Joined League: 1997
IUPUI Nickname: Jaguars Location: Indianapolis, Ind. Enrollment: 30,300 Founded: 1969 Joined League: 1998 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE Nickname: Jackrabbits Location: Brookings, S.D. Enrollment: 12,376 Founded: 1881 Joined League: 2007
UMKC Nickname: Kangaroos Location: Kansas City, Mo. Enrollment: 14,221 Founded: 1933 Joined League: 1994 SOUTHERN UTAH Nickname: Thunderbirds Location: Cedar City, Utah Enrollment: 7,516 Founded: 1897 Joined League: 1997
NORTH DAKOTA STATE Nickname: Bison Location: Fargo, N.D. Enrollment: 14,189 Founded: 1890 Joined League: 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS Nickname: Fighting Leathernecks Location: Macomb, Ill. Enrollment: 13,331 Founded: 1899 Joined League: 1982 (charter member)
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: The University of South Dakota competes as an associate member in swimming and diving and will begin league competition for all sports in 2011-12 with eligibility for all regular season and tournament championships beginning in 2012-13. Eastern Illinois competes as an associate member in swimming and diving and begin play as an associate member in men’s soccer in 2011. FORMER MEMBERS: Akron (1990-92); Buffalo (1994-98); C.W. Post (Baseball, 1995-98); Central Connecticut State (1994-98); Chicago State (1994-2006); Cleveland State (1982-94); DePaul (Softball, 1993-99); Green Bay (1982-94); Howard (M-Soccer, 1996-98); Illinois-Chicago (1982-94); Milwaukee (1993-94); Missouri State (1982-90); New York Tech (Baseball, 1995-98); Northeastern Illinois (1994-98); Northern Illinois (1990-94); Northern Iowa (1982-91); Oneonta State (M-Soccer, 1996-97); Pace (Baseball, 1995-98); Quincy (M-Soccer, 1994-95); SIU-Edwardsville (M-Soccer, 1994-95); Troy (1994-97); Valparaiso (1982-2007); Wright State (1991-94); Youngstown State (1992-2001).
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kelsey carmean Two-time All-michigan
All-Summit League All-michigan