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UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location: Columbus, OH Founded: 1911 President: Dr. Peter Cimbolic Athletic Director: Jeff Blair Enrollment: 3,100 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Home Court: Panther Courts Surface: Hard Court Nickname: Panthers Colors: Black, Gold and White

introduction Quick Facts


2013 Schedule


Media Information/ Sports Information


2012-13 Season in Review


coaches and staff Ryan Beigle - Head Coach


Balazs Novak - Assistant Coach



Players 2013-14 Player Profiles

Head Coach: Coaching Record at ODU:


Opponents/Records 2013 Opponents


Yearly Results


Year-By-Year Records


Honor Roll


First Year as Program: Overall Program Record: Conference Champ.: Conference Tournament Champ.: National App./Champ:

Alumni 14

University Information


City of Columbus


University President - Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D.


University Directions & Directory


Athletic Facilities


Athletic Leadership




Athletic Trainers


CREDITS The 2013-14 Ohio Dominican University Women’s Tennis Information Guide is a publication of the Ohio Dominican Sports Information Office. Writing, research and layout by Ryan Beigle, Sarah Twiggs and

Home Court: Panther Tennis Courts Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 3/5 2012-13 Overall Record: 9-15 2012 Conference Record: 7-7

and our student-athletes support good sportsmanship. We see our athletic venues as extensions of the classroom environment where, among other lessons, we teach and learn about the importance of dignity and respect for others.

the student-athletes, coaches and administration. It is important that all participants, including spectators and officials, have a great experience while attending our athletic events. Our student-athletes ask for enthusiastic support for your respective team. Cheering and encouraging good performance and effort are what they expect to see.

2013 Women’s Tennis Schedule

Therefore, we ask that you refrain from using September

derogatory or abusive language actions or


at Michigan Tech *

12 PM


at Lake Superior St. *

10 AM


at Saginaw Valley *

10 AM

officials and fans as you cheer on your team.


at Tiffin *


Failure to behave in a respectful manner may


Ashland *

10 AM


at Hillsdale *

4 PM


at Wayne St. (Mich.) *


With your help, we can make this an event


at Findlay * 1

1 AM

everyone can enjoy.


at ITA Regional


gestures toward student-athletes, coaches,

result in removal from the event.

Thank you.

Scott Miles. Special thanks to Elia Diaz and Jeff Blair.


Designed and printed by MJW Graphics. Photos: ODU


Walsh *

3 PM

Sports Information, George C. Anderson Photography


Malone *

10 AM

Inc. and Koehler Photography. On the cover: 2013


Lake Erie *

10 AM

Women’s Tennis Team Picture.


Ferris St. *

3 PM


Grand Valley St. *

10 AM


Northwood *

10 AM


GLIAC Tournament


Home matches in bold


2001-02 146-98 5 2 2/0


university information

The NCAA, GLIAC, its member institutions

Your presence at this competition is valued by



All-Time Series Records

Ryan Beigle 86-65/Eighth Season

Game Environment Statement

* - GLIAC match





The Ohio Dominican University sports information office is available to accommodate any media requests. Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the Ohio Dominican athletic teams. Any additional questions should be directed to Scott Miles, ODU Sports Information Director.

All requests for player interviews should be made through the Ohio Dominican sports information department at least 48 hours in advance. Game day interviews are not permitted prior to the game. Post-game interviews will take place after the team has been dismissed from its post game meeting. In general, Coach Beigle and players will be available approximately 10 minutes after the game. Please contact a member of the sports information office to set-up post game interviews.

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR Scott Miles Office: (614) 251-4577 Cell: (216) 310-2472 Fax: (614) 252-2556 e-mail:


ASST SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR Ryan Beigle Direct: (614) 253-3482 e-mail:

The press box phone number at Panther Field is (614) 253-4813 and the fax number is (614) 253-4833. The ODU press box is fully functional with multiple internet hook-ups. Wireless connection is NOT available. The hook-ups will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be reserved through the sports information representative prior to the game.

TELEVISION TRUCKS Any television crews wishing to do live shots from Panther Stadium should park in the designated parking spots for media. To locate the designated parking area, please contact the sports information office at 614-251-4577.



Sarah Twiggs Direct: (614) 251-4843 e-mail:

Post game interview requests for coaches and players must be done through the sports information office prior to the game. Requesters will be escorted to a designated interviewing area at the conclusion of the teams postgame meetings.

ADDRESS Ohio Dominican University Alumni Hall 1216 Sunbury Road Columbus, OH 43219




Phone: (614) 253-2741 Fax: (614) 252-0776 Toll Free: (800) 955-OHIO E-mail: Press Box Phone: (614) 253-4813 Press Box Fax: (614) 253-4833

Parking passes can be mailed or picked up at Athletic Offices (Alumni Hall) on the campus of ODU. The parking passes should be displayed on the front windshield of your vehicle when entering the campus of ODU. Media parking is in the Gold Lot, west side of campus on Sunbury Road and St. Dominic Way.


Those persons requesting photo credentials will receive a field pass at the ticket window located in the southwest corner of Panther Field. The field pass must be visible at all times and is good for access to field level and the Press Box.

PressBox Productions will be the internet home of Panther Athletics. Live streaming audio and streaming video of selected games will be available. Please check the ODU Athletic Website for the broadcast schedule at


Request for credentials should be made on company letterhead and sent to: Scott Miles, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus OH 43219, or email to Request should be made at least 48 hours prior to the day of the game. Credentials may be picked up during the week at Athletic Office (Alumni Hall) on the campus of ODU, or prior to the game at Media Will Call, which is located at Panther Stadium. All credentials are intended for working media only and are not transferable.

GAME SERVICES The sports information staff will be at your service throughout the game. All media will be provided with game program, rosters, press guides and other pertinent information. Computer generated statistics will be available at halftime and at the conclusion of the game. Information provided includes play-by-play, individual and team statistics. A fax machine is available through the sports information office.

PRESS BOX The press box is located on the west side of (Sunbury Road) the stadium. Members of the media should enter the southwest end of Panther Stadium. The press box will open two hours before the game.

PHONE LINES Multiple phone lines are available in the press box on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be given a week’s notice. Permission to broadcast and any arrangements regarding reciprocal lines must first be secured from the sports information office.

SCOTT MILES SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR Scott Miles is entering his fourth year as the sports information director at Ohio Dominican University. Miles, a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), oversees the media relations and publicity of the Ohio Dominican athletic department. He helped develop and launch in December, 2010 and also started and co-hosted the weekly “Panther Spotlight” coaches shows. Miles is also a member of the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American Committee. Miles graduated from nearby Capital University in December, 2008, with a degree in English-Professional Writing and worked as a student assistant in the sports information office, running the department on an interim basis in the summer of 2008. The Solon, Ohio native interned with the Ohio High School Athletic Association from 2008-09 and spent a year as the athletic media relations intern with the University of Toledo, serving as the primary media contact for seven varsity teams while assisting with coverage of the football, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer and baseball teams. Outside of his work in sports information, Miles spent two summers as an intern with the Lake County Captains, a minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, and called baseball games for the Delaware Cows of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. He also announced football, volleyball, basketball and baseball games for Capital and was the sports editor of the campus newspaper.





Panthers spend time bonding, attending the Athletes in Action high ropes course.

ODU wins 7-2 over Midwest Region foe Bellarmine in Orlando, Florida over spring break week.

Aline Mariano and Samanta Zambrano advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Region Tournament.

Down 3 match points, freshman Carla Leggett secured her first collegiate victory and the team win verses Tiffin on Sept. 8th. Down 2-1after doubles, the Panthers rallied on Senior Day, winning 5-4 over West Liberty State.

women’s tennis

Regina Camberos wins her 14th singles match of the season with win over Southern Illinois - Edwardsville in Orlando.

ODU earns their 5th consecutive ITA All-American Scholar Team Award with a cumulative GPA over 3.5.

Panthers qualify for their 2nd consecutive GLIAC tournament with their 7th conference win of the season, oct. 7th verses Lake Erie.

Anita Girizd earns 10 doubles victories, seven coming in GLIAC play.


Sept. 30th - Oct. 7th, the panthers won a season high four consecutive matches.









Ryan Beigle enters his eighth season as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach and assistant sports information director at Ohio Dominican University. In his seven seasons at the helm, Beigle has guided the women’s program to an 86-65 overall record and a 70-74 mark on the men’s side. In their third season as an NCAA Division II institution, Beigle led the women to a 7-7 mark in the GLIAC, guiding the Panthers to their second consecutive appearance in the GLIAC Tournament. Beigle guided the women to back-to-back NAIA National Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2009, winning the AMC titles in those years. During his tenure, he has coached two NAIA All-Americans, the GLIAC Freshman of the Year, the Wilson/ITA Region III Senior Athlete of the Year, as well as earned two AMC Coach of the Year awards and the 2009 Wilson/ITA Region III Coach of the Year. On the men’s side, Beigle guided the men to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013 after a strong GLIAC Tournament run. The men finished 13-10 overall and 7-4 in conference play, advancing to the semifinals of tournament play in just their second year of postseason eligibility. Beigle led the men’s team to their first AMC Tournament title and the program’s first NAIA National Tournament appearance in 2009. In their second season at the NCAA Division II level, Beigle guided the Black and Gold to their first GLIAC Tournament as the #5 seed. He has help produce two NAIA All-Americans, the GLIAC Freshman of the Year, the ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year, as well as earned the AMC Coach of the Year award in 2009. Prior to joining the Panthers staff, Beigle spent the 2005-06 seasons as the head women’s tennis coach at his alma mater. During his two seasons at Bethel, he led the Pilots to a 30-17 overall record and was named the 2006 NCCAA Coach of the Year, while leading the team to a NCCAA National Title. A 2002 graduate of Bethel College, Beigle received his degree in Education. As a member of the Pilots men’s tennis from 1996 to 2000, Beigle helped lead the Pilots to back-to-back NCCAA National Championships his final two seasons.

Balazs Novak enters his second season with the men’s and women’s tennis teams as the program’s graduate assistant coach. Novak, a native of Budapest, Hungary, was a four year letter winner at Ohio State (2011). He was a starter on four Big Ten Championship teams as well as earning Academic All-Big Ten honors from 2007-11. In 2011, Novak earned All-Big Ten honors for the Buckeyes. Before joining to the Panther program, Novak served as a student assistant coach at Ohio State (11-12), helping the Buckeyes to their 6th consecutive Big Ten title and 76 consecutive conference winning streak. He also has previous experience working as a tennis instructor at the City Sport Club in Hungary. Novak is currently enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration program at Ohio Dominican. Balazs and his wife Meredith reside in Westerville, Ohio.

Ryan Beigle





2006-07 14-6 8-1


2007-08 13-5 7-0


2008-09 15-7 7-0


2009-10 13-9 N/A


2010-11 11-9 6-5


2011-12 8-14 6-6


2012-13 9-15 7-7


Total 86-65 41-19


Along with his various coaching duties, Beigle also plays an integral role in the athletic department assisting in the sports information office. Beigle and his wife Marji reside in Blacklick.











2012-13: Finished second on the team with 14 singles wins playing at the #4 singles position…Tied for the team lead with eight GLIAC wins…Earned 16 doubles victories playing primarily with Aline Mariano at #1 doubles…Earned two academic excellence awards.

2012-13: Earned 12 singles wins in her freshman season with the Black and Gold playing primarily the #3 singles position…Won seven matches in GLIAC play including the deciding point against Tiffin in her first collegiate dual match…Earned six doubles wins, pairing mostly with Anita Girizd…Earned two academic excellence awards.

High School: Comes to ODU from the Institute Lomas del Real in San Luis Potosi, Mexico…Trained under coach Soledad Esperon at La Loma Centro Deportivo… Ranked as high as #25 nationally in 2009…Was a semi-finalist at G1 National Championship in 2009…a G2 National Champion in 2010.

High School: Comes to ODU from British Council School of Madrid in Madrid, Spain…Trained with coach Mario Cuellar and the Bruguera Tennis Academy…Reached as high as 600 in the women’s tennis rankings, with wins over top 300 players.







2012-13: Helped lead the Panthers to nine wins in her second season…Earned five singles victories playing primarily the #2 singles position…Earned 10 doubles victories pairing mostly with Carla Leggett…Earned two academic excellence awards.

High School: Comes to ODU from A Coruna, Spain…Played for A Pedralba Tenis Club before enrolling in college…Was the Runner up of the Boiro (A Coruña) Regional Senior Tennis Master in 2012…Ranked as high as #120 in National Senior Rankings…Was a finalist of Autumn - Ferrol City Council Regional Senior Tournament…Was the Open Circuito Slazenger 2012 Women’s Champion as well as the V Open de Verano Marineda Junior Champion.

2011-12: Earned six singles wins in her first season with the Panthers…Played in 20 dual matches for ODU…Finished with three GLIAC wins…Paired with Krista Derry at #2 doubles, earning six doubles wins, four in conference play…Earned two academic excellence awards.



High School: Finished 2008 ranked 27th in Serbia and 32nd in Hungry…Competed in the senior division in 2009, finishing the year ranked 39th…Competed in many national tournaments in Serbia and Hungry.



High School: Comes to the Panthers from Ronald W. Reagan Doral High School in Doral, Florida…Played #1 singles for Coach Diffilippo…Won the 18’s Zulia Tennis Tournament in 2011…Was the Consolation Champion of the USP Showcase in 2012…Finished as the 45th ranked player in Florida…Help lead high school to a 2nd place in District tournament in 2012.



High School: Comes to the Black and Gold from Mostoles, Spain…Competed for the CT en Leganes Club…Reached a national senior ranking of 500…Played for coach Javier Meneses Minaya…Was a Semi-finalist of the VII C. Corredor Rivastenis Covibar2 Tournament in 2010…Was the Champion of the Los Alcores Regional U16 Christmas Tournament…Earned a quarter final appearance in the Villa de Getafe Regional Senior Tennis Tournament as well as a quarter finalist of the I Ciudad de la Raqueta Regional U18 Tournament.



2013 OPPONENTS Michigan Tech

Lake Superior State

Saginaw Valley State

Sept 6 • Away

Sept 7 • Away

Sept 8 • Away





UNIVERSITY Sept 14 • Away

Location Houghton, Michigan Enrollment 7,034 President Glenn D. Mroz Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret

Location Sault Saint Marie, Michigan Enrollment 2,521 President Tony McLain Athletic Director

Location University Center, Mich. Enrollment 10,048 President Dr. Eric Gilberts Athletic Director Mike Watson

Location Tiffin, Ohio Enrollment 7,000 President Dr. Paul Marion Athletic Director Lonny Allen

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at MTU (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach Tom Linhart Alma Mater St. John Fisher College Record at LSSU (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at SVSU (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at TU (Yr.) Career Record

2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record

2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


Kevin Kalinec Grayson College


2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record

11-12 4-10


Sports Information Contact Ian Marks Office Phone E-mail 906-487-2351 Website





11-12 6-8

Sports Information Contact Linda Bouvet Office Phone 906-635-2601 E-mail Website



Jenn Boehm Saginaw Valley State 19-21 Same Mike Woody



11-9 8-6

Sports Information Contact Matt Woodbury Office Phone 989-964-4053 E-mail Website


Phil Conley Tiffin n/a n/a

2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


13-10 6-8

Sports Information Contact Mike Bond Office Phone 419-448-3023 E-mail Website



Sept 20 • Away





Sept. 15 • Home


Sept 22 • Away

Oct. 4 • Home

Location Ashland, Ohio Enrollment 6,491 President Dr. Frederick J. Finks Athletic Director Bill Goldring

Location Hillsdale, Michigan Enrollment 1,402 President Larry Arnn Athletic Director Don Brubacher

Location Findlay, Ohio Enrollment 3,700 President Dr. Katherine Fell Athletic Director Steven Rackley

Location North Canton, Ohio Enrollment 3,200 President Richard Jusseaume Athletic Director Dale Howard

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at AU (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at HC (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at UF (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at WU (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach



2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


Carl Leedy

13-7 11-3

Sports Information Contact Al King Office Phone (419) 289-5442 E-mail Website


Nikki Walbright Dayton


2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


14-6 9-5

Sports Information Contact Brad Monastiere Office Phone 517-607-3172 E-mail Website



2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


2-18 1-13

Sports Information Contact David Buck Office Phone 419-434-4727 E-mail Website




2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record

Bryan Whittaker Walsh 21-Apr Same Sherry Bossart Jon Esber


4-21 3-11

Sports Information Contact Jim Clark Office Phone (330) 490-7017 E-mail Website



2013 OPPONENTS Malone

Lake Erie

Ferris State

Oct. 5 • Home

Oct. 6 • Home

Oct. 11 • Home



Grand Valley State UNIVERSITY Oct. 12 • Home

Location Canton, Ohio Enrollment 2,600 President Dr. David A. King Athletic Director Charlie Grimes

Location Painesville, Ohio Enrollment 1,300 President Michael Victor Athletic Director Griz Zimmermann

Location Big Rapids, Mich. Enrollment 14,560 President Dr. David Eisler Athletic Director Perk Weisenburger

Location Allenddale, Mich. Enrollment 24,541 President Thomas J. Haas Athletic Director Tim Selgo

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at MU (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at LEC (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at FSU (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Head Coach John Black Alma Mater The College of New Jersey Record at GVSU (Yr.) n/a Career Record n/a Assistant Coach Darylann Trout


Brian Mogus Mount Union Tom Mogus


2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


15-15 2-12

Sports Information Contact Mark Bankert Office Phone (330) 471-8293 E-mail Website


Joe Morgan Miami (Ohio)


2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


2-15 0-11

Sports Information Contact Jason Tirotta Office Phone (440) 375-7475 E-mail Website



2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


UNIVERSITY Oct. 13 • Home

Midland, Mich.

Head Coach Alma Mater Record at NU (Yr.) Career Record Assistant Coach

Zane Colestock Olivet (Mich.) 223-50 Same N/A



2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record

Keith A Pretty Pat Riepma


21-2 14-0

Sports Information Contact Travis McCurdy Office Phone 989-837-4239 E-mail Website


12-9 5-9

Sports Information Contact Rob Bentley Office Phone 231-591-3821 E-mail Website

Northwood Location Enrollment President Athletic Director

Chad Berryhill Ferris State (Mich.) 12-9 Same Jaime Nanez




2012-13 Record 2012 Conference Record


24-7 12-2

Sports Information Contact DJ Foster Office Phone 616-331-3249 E-mail Website


ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS School Adrian College Ashland University Aquinas (MI) Bellarmine Bethel College (IN) Bethel College (TN) Bluffton College California Penn Campbellsville Capital University Carlow University Case Western Reserve Cedarville University Central State University Cumberland University Davenport (MI) Earlham College Embry Riddle University Ferris State Florida Gulf Coast University Geneva College Georgetown College Grand Valley State Hillsdale Huntington University Indiana Institute of Technology IUPUI Indiana Wesleyan University Kentucky Wesleyan Lake Erie Lake Superior State Lewis (IL) Lindsey Wilson Malone College Marian College Marietta College Mercyhurst Miami – Hamilton Miami – Middleton Michigan Tech Mount Union Muskingum College Northern Kentucky Northwood (MI) Notre Dame College

W L 1 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 4 0 1 0 9 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 9 0 3 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 1 0

Oberlin College Ohio Northern University Ohio Wesleyan University Olivet Nazarene Otterbein College Point Loma Nazarene Robert Morris Roberts Wesleyan College St. Mary’s of Notre Dame Saginaw Valley State Saint Cloud State Saint Vincent College Seton Hill University Shawnee State University South Dakota St.-Billings Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Stonehill Thomas More Taylor University Tiffin University University of Findlay University of Indianapolis University of North Alabama University of Northwestern Ohio University of the Cumberlands Ursuline College Walsh University Wayne State West Liberty State Wilmington College Wittenberg University Wooster College Wright State University Youngstown State University

PROGRAM RECORD (Since 2001-02)


0 5 0 3 7 5 0 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 2 0 2 0 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 4 2 10 2 8 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 7 7 0 6 2 1 6 0 2 7 1 0 0 3 0 1



women’s tennis




OVERALL HOME (9-15) (5-4) (7-7) (4-3) (2-8) (1-1)

AWAY NEUTRAL (3-5) (1-6) (3-4) (0-0) (0-1) (1-6)


8 9 14 15 16 21-23 28 29 30

Tiffin University* @ Ashland University* Michigan Tech* Lake Superior State* Saginaw Valley State* vs. ITA Midwest Regional Hillsdale University* Wayne State University* U. of Findlay*

W 5-4 L 4-5 W 6-3 W 8-1 L 4-5 Individual Results L 4-5 L 2-7 W 8-1

1-0 (1-0) 1-1 (1-1) 2-1 (2-1) 3-1 (3-1) 3-2 (3-2)

5 6 7 12 13 14 21 22 23

October @ Walsh University* @ Malone* @ Lake Erie College* @ Ferris State University* @ Grand Valley State University* @ Northwood University* vs. Northwood vs. Ashland vs. Saginaw Valley State

W 6-3 W 8-1 W 9-0 L 4-5 L 1-8 L 0-9 L 0-5 L 4-5 L 2-5

5-4 (5-4) 6-4 (6-4) 7-4 (7-4) 7-5 (7-5) 7-6 (7-6) 7-7 (7-7) 7-8 7-9 7-10

L 3-4 L 4-5

7-11 7-12

vs. Bellarmine vs. Stonehill vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville @ Wright State University

W 7-2 L 4-5 L 2-5 L 1-6

8-12 8-13 8-14 8-15

April West Liberty State University

W 5-4


4 5 5 6 6 9 15

vs. South Dakota St.-Billings vs. Olivet Nazarene University


*Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Game Home games Bolded



3-3 (3-3) 3-4 (3-4) 4-4 (4-4)


YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS Year Coach Overall Conf. Record Record 2001-02 Mike Bonnell 9-5 8-2 2002-03 Mike Bonnell 11-10 4-0 2003-04 Mike Bonnell 15-6 3-2 2004-05 Mike Bonnell 12-5 5-0 2005-06 Mike Bonnell 16-7 4-1 2006-07 Ryan Beigle 14-6 8-1 2007-08 Ryan Beigle 13-5 7-0 2008-09 Ryan Beigle 15-7 7-0 2009-10 Ryan Beigle 13-9 N/A 2010-11 Ryan Beigle 11-9 6-5 2011-12 Ryan Beigle 8-14 6-6 2012-13 Ryan Beigle 9-15 7-7 Record- 12 Seasons 146-98 65-24

Win % .643 .524 .714 .706 .696 .700 .722 .682 .591 .550 .364 .375 .598

Program Post Season Appearances/Championships Regular Season Conference Championships (AMC) 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 NAIA Region IX Appearances/Championships 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008/1

NAIA Division II National Tournament Appearances/Championships 2008, 2009/0 GLIAC Tournament Appearances/Championships 2012, 2013/0




HONOR ROLL All-AMC Singles Team

All-GLIAC Honorable Mention

ITA Scholar Athlete

2002 – Rebecca Kane

2010 – Ruchika Alahakoon

2007-08 – Amanda Hollenbaugh

2002 – Ana Rose Pena

2011 – Aline Mariano

2007-08 – Ruchika Alahakoon

2007 – Kristen Gillman

2012 – Aline Mariano

2007-08 – Emily Sampsel

2007 – Emily Sampsel

GLIAC Academic Excellence

2007-08 – Katie Strancar

2008 – Kristen Gillman

2011 – Krista Derry

2008-09 – Katie Strancar

2009 – Emily Sampsel

2011 – Sofia Espana-Perez

2008-09 – Katelyn Rodgers

2009 – Katie Evans

2011 – Mari Monaco

2008-09 – Caroline Orians

All-AMC Doubles Team

2011 – April Zaborsky

2008-09 – Amanda Hollenbaugh

2007 – Kristen Gillman

2012 – April Zaborsky

2008-09 – Mari Monaco

2007 – Emily Sampsel

2012 – Krista Derry

2009-10 – Mari Monaco

2008 – Kristen Gillman

2012 – Hanna Ukhal

2009-10 – Katelyn Rodgers

2008 – Emily Sampsel

GLIAC All-Academic

2009-10 – Caroline Orians

2008 – Katie Evans

2011 – Aline Mariano

2009-10 – Anna Orians

2008 – Katelyn Rodgers

2012 – Anita Girizd

2009-10 – April Zaborsky

2009 – Katie Evans

2012 – Aline Mariano

2009-10 – Krista Derry

2009 – Katelyn Rodgers

AMC Scholar-Athlete

2010-11 – Mari Monaco

All-AMC South Singles Team

2004-05 – Jaime Debus

2010-11 – Sofia Espana-Perez

2003 – Rebecca Kane

2005-06 – Jamie Debus

2010-11 – April Zaborsky

2003 – Krisztina Tamas

GLIAC Freshman of the Year

2010-11 – Kelsi Klein

2004 – Jaime Debus

2011-12 – April Zaborsky

2004 – Angie Pena

AMC Coach of the Year

2011-12 – Krista Derry

2005 – Angie Pena

2005 – Mike Bonnell

2011-12 – Hanna Ukhal

2005 – Kristen Gillman

2008 – Ryan Beigle

2011-12 – Mari Monaco

2006 – Kristen Gillman

2009 – Ryan Beigle

2011-12 – Sofia Espana-Perez

2011 – Sofia Espana-Perez

All-AMC South Doubles Team

Wilson/ITA Region III Coach of the

2012-13 – Krista Derry

2003 – Jaime Debus


2012-13 – April Zaborsky

2003 – Rebecca Kane

2012-13 – Hanna Ukhal

2003 – Krisztina Tamas

Wilson/ITA Region III Senior Player

2012-13 – Samanta Zambrano

2003 – Christine Slaminko

of the Year

ITA Scholar Team Award

2005 – Angie Pena

2005 – Jaime Debus

Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Tennis


2006 – Jamie Debus

All-America Scholar-Athletes


2006 – Katie Evans

2004-05 – Jaime Debus


All-GLIAC 1st Team

2005-06 – Jamie Debus


2010 – Sofia Espana-Perez

2008-09 – Katie Strancar


2011 – Sofia Espana-Perez

2008-09 – Emily Sampsel

Season Final National Ranking

2008-09 – Caroline Orians

2009-10 – Caroline Orians


2008-09 – Ryan Beigle

2009-10 – Kate Rodgers



2002-03 – 15th Krisztina Tamas


WOMEN’S TENNIS ALUMNI Ruchika Alahakoon (2007-11)

Alejandra Gonzalez (2013-Present)

Monica Ramey (2004-05)

Ana Barela (2004)

Kelli Haas (2003-05)

Kate Rodgers (2006-10)

Maria Bogoevska (2004-05)

Amanda Hollenbaugh (2005-09)

Paula Rodriguez (2013-Present)

Nathalia Braga (2010-11)

Abby Hornak (2002-04)

Emily Sampsel (2005-09)

Samantha Broadwater (2004)

Becca Kane (2001-03)

Christine Slaminko (2003)

Regina Camberos (2012-Present)

Kelsi Klein (2010-11)

Katie Strancar (2005-09)

Laura Conroy (2004)

Carla Leggett (2012-Present)

Kristina Tamas (2002-04)

Lyndsey Davis (2003)

Ashley Lowe (2003-07)

Yuka Tsumani (2003-04)

Jamie Debus (2002-06)

Katie Mollerman (2002)

Hanna Ukhal (2011-13)

Krista Derry (2009-13)

Aline Mariano (2009-13)

Andrea Waymire (2005-07)

Sofia Espana-Perez (2010-12)

Mari Monaco (2008-12)

Sarah Wheeler (2003-04)

Katie Evans (2005-09)

Anna Orians (2009-10)

Ashley Whitaker (2004)

Julie Everhart (2003)

Caroline Orians (2007-10)

April Zaborsky (2009-13)

Amanda Garverick (2003)

Missy Paluga (2002)

Samanta Zambrano (2012-13)

Kristen Gillman (2004-08)

Angie Pena (2003-05)

Kelly Zunkiewicz (2003-06)

Anita Girizd (2011-Present)

Ana Pico (2013-Present)




UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Ohio Dominican University is an accredited four-year liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican traditions. The university has more than 3,100 students and offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 majors as well as six graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning and a number of academic programs of distinction. Academics are at the heart of everything done at Ohio Dominican University. Institutions of higher learning exist to provide education for their students, and that education starts in the classroom. It continues, of course, on athletic fields and in residence halls, in rehearsals and clubs, in the library and the lab, but it begins with the relationship between students and their instructors. ODU’s mission is grounded in our identity as a Catholic and Dominican liberal arts institution. The University’s motto - To contemplate truth and share the fruits of that contemplation with others - serves as our guiding principle of teaching and learning. ODU’s core curriculum, taken by all students, focuses on seven learning outcomes that collectively identify the institution’s expectations for what all students will be able to be and do as Ohio Dominican graduates. Additionally, students complete a sequence of courses in one of 50 undergraduate major areas of study including those in the arts, sciences, and professions. Led by a talented faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching and committed to helping students learn, ODU’s student engagement model focuses on serving the whole student through personal attention and assistance in collaboration with the institution’s Division of Student Development. Ohio Dominican is fully accredited and offers academic programs at the baccalaureate and masters degree levels through five divisions: Arts and Letters; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences; Business; and Education. The University is significantly expanding the level of on-campus student extracurricular activities and improving residential life. At the same time, Ohio Dominican has expanded its extracurricular offerings, providing a greater number of on-campus activities for both

residential and commuter students. A central focus has been the addition of a new Student Center and expansion of athletic programs, which attract student athletes and nonathletes alike, and foster alumni participation. Student organizations and activities at ODU offer events and activities that relate to areas of academic interest, student government, artistic performance, multicultural identity, media, athletic, social, honorary, religious and service organizations. Ohio Dominican student activities and events are open to all students. Over the past 10 years, Ohio Dominican has followed an aggressive expansion plan for its facilities which include three new residence halls; additional sports and recreation facilities; development of Sunbury Road as a gateway to the campus; the new Bishop James A Griffi n Student Center and a new science facility, Battelle Hall. The 2010 - 2011 academic year will be a special time for the institution as its students, faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders and friends celebrate the University’s Centennial anniversary. Although the University will mark its Centennial birthday on October 5, 2011 (Founder’s Day), the calendar of events will commence in October 2010 and will continue through June 2012. The Centennial theme, A Century of Transforming Lives, reflects ODU’s Dominican heritage, history and tradition. This celebration encourages the University community to reflect upon the transformative effect that Ohio Dominican has had on the lives its faculty, students, alumni, staff and friends. Ohio Dominican is focused on becoming the preeminent Catholic institution of higher learning, providing quality programs in both the liberal arts and the professions, committed to the fundamental value of liberal education, and deeply rooted in its Dominican tradition. Ohio Dominican is known for its student-centered and innovative approaches to teaching and learning; its commitment to excellence in academic and co-curricular programs; its commitment to service and community responsibility; its outstanding campus facilities and resources; its global outreach in response to educational needs; and its reputation for distinction in values-based higher education.

QUICK FACTS Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic. Founded by the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs (now Dominican Sisters of Peace). Motto: “To contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation.” Campuses: Main Campus on Sunbury Road and Airport Drive, Tuttle Crossing (Adult degree programs offered at all campuses). Undergraduate: Undergraduate degrees in 50 majors. Degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Master’s Degrees: Master of Arts in Theology; Master of Business Administration*^; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies*; Master of Arts in TESOL; Master of Sport Science; other degrees in development. * Available in a 4+1 format. ^Courses available online. Undergraduate Costs: Tuition & Fees - $25,280 per year. Room and Board - $8,322 (based on room type)





With a population of 787,033 covering more than 210 square miles, Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the 15th largest city in the United States. Columbus offers something special for everyone, from the No. 1 science center in the country at COSI and the nation’s No. 1 zoo at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to the lively Arena District, the hip Short North Arts District and historic German Village.

Many nationally recognized companies began in Columbus, including Wendy’s International, Worthington Industries, CompuServe, Red Roof Inns, Bank One, Huntington Bancshares, Limited Brands, Nationwide Insurance, the Longaberger Company and Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch and Express.

Ohio’s capital city, Columbus has a dynamic business climate, a commitment to diversity, exciting annual festivals and cultural events, and unique arts and entertainment opportunities. We also are proud to be the home of great professional, amateur and collegiate sports, including the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew and Triple-A baseball’s Columbus Clippers. Other major annual sports events in Columbus include the Arnold Sports Festival & Fitness Weekend, PGA Memorial Tournament at Muirfield, The Columbus Marathon and New Albany Classic Grand Prix.

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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D. In the spring of 2010, the Ohio Dominican University Board of Trustees appointed Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D. as the 15th president of the institution. His official duties began July 1, 2010. Before serving as ODU’s president, Dr. Cimbolic was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. He also served as a tenured full professor of psychology. Since 2008 Dr. Cimbolic has also concurrently served as an Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience for The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton; and from 2003 to 2007, as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and as a tenured Professor of Psychology at Bellarmine University, an independent Catholic university in Louisville, Kentucky. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies for The Catholic University of America. Before that, he served as Director of the Counseling Center at Catholic University for 18 years, and as a tenured professor in the Department of Psychology. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cimbolic served on the faculty and directed counseling centers at the University of North Texas and the University of New Hampshire. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Montclair State College; a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from the Teachers College of Columbia University; and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Cimbolic is an internationally known scholar who has published extensively. He is also the recipient of the District of Columbia College Personnel Association Lifetime Research Award for his outstanding contribution to knowledge in the profession. Active in his community, he serves on the board of directors of the Wall Street West Higher Education Consortium funded in part by Workforce Innovation, U.S. Department of Labor; the Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprise (Scranton, PA), and the Scranton Tennis Club. He also served on the board of directors of the Louisville Health Enterprises Network; and as president of St. Mary’s Parish Council, Annapolis, MD. Dr. Cimbolic has five children: Mrs. Christie Baker of Marblehead MA; Dr. Kathleen Gunthert of Silver Spring, MD; Peter Cimbolic of Baltimore, MD; and Brian Cimbolic of Odenton, MD. Dr. Cimbolic is the proud grandfather of four grandchildren. He, his wife Kristi and their son, Stephen, reside in Columbus.

General Information...................................1.800.955.OHIO Fax................................................................ 614.252.0776 Academic Affairs........................................... 614.251.4730 Admissions................................................... 614.251.4500 Alumni Office................................................ 614.251.4617 Campus Ministry.......................................... 614.251.4567 College Operator........................................... 614.253.2741 Financial Aid................................................. 614.251.4640 International Office........................................ 614.251.4646 Intramurals.................................................... 614.251.4531 Library.......................................................... 614.251.4752 Security......................................................... 614.251.4700 Student Activities.......................................... 614.251.4726 Student Service Center.................................. 614.251.4550 Sports Information........................................ 614.251.4577 University Relations...................................... 614.251.4453 16



UNIVERSITY DIRECTIONS I-670 to the ODU campus... • Exit I-670 at 5th Avenue (exit 7) • Left to Nelson Road • Right (North) on Nelson Rd. to Airport Dr./Leonard Ave. • Left (West) to Sunbury Road (1st light) • Right (North) on Sunbury Road to the 2nd light • Visitor parking is on your left

Getting to I-670... From Cleveland and points North... • I-71 South to I-270 in Columbus • I-270 East to I-670 West • Exit I-670 West at 5th Avenue (exit 7)

From Cincinnati and points South...

From Pittsburgh and points East...

From Dayton and points West...

• I-71 North to I-670 in Columbus

• I-70 West to I-270 Columbus

• I-70 East to Columbus

• Exit I-670 East at 5th Avenue (exit 7)

• I-270 North to I-670

• I-71 North to I-670 East

• Exit I-670 West at 5th Avenue (exit 7)

• Exit I-670 at 5th Avenue (exit 7)

Athletic Administration

Athletic Training Staff

Vice President of Student Development James (Jamie) Caridi.................................. 251-4596

Head Athletic Trainer Jamison French.......................................... 253-4864

Golf - Men’s and Women’s Chris Deibel................................................ 253-3481

Assistant Athletic Trainers JR Bonham................................................. 253-4864

Soccer - Men’s Willy Merrick.............................................. 251-4531

Tyler Congrove, .......................................... 253-4864

Soccer - Women’s Jonathan Meade.......................................... 251-4635

Athletic Director Jeff Blair...................................................... 251-4735 Athletic Director Emeritus Bill Blazer.................................................... 251-4710 Asst. AD/Senior Woman Administrator Sandy Rowley............................................. 251-4538 Director of Compliance Cindy Hahn................................................. 251-4642 Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Timothy Walker...................................... 251-4658 Athletic Administrative Assistant Elia Diaz ..................................................... 251-4537

Sports Information Staff Sports Information Director Scott Miles ................................................. 251-4577 Assistant Sports Information Director Ryan Beigle................................................. 253-3482 Sports Information Graduate Assistant Sarah Twiggs............................................... 251-4843

Coaches Baseball Paul Page.................................................... 251-4535 Basketball - Men’s Dan Evans................................................... 251-4533 Basketball - Women’s Lynsey Warren............................................ 251-4564

Softball Marcella Vanlandingham............................. 251-4532 Tennis - Men’s and Women’s Ryan Beigle................................................. 253-3482 Volleyball Sandy Rowley............................................. 251-4538

Track & Field/Cross Country - Men’s and Women’s Paul Benedict.............................................. 251-4537 Football Bill Conley.................................................. 251-4556

Sports Information FAX............................... 252-2556 OHIODOMINICANPANTHERS.COM




Panther Softball Field

Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer Ohio Dominican University continues to demonstrate progressive improvement to its athletic facilities with the addition of Panther Field. Built in 2004, our newest athletic facility is home to our football team and men’s and women’s soccer teams as well as our club level lacrosse team. To withstand the wear and tear of constant use, Panther Field is equipped with the latest in artificial surfaces, SprinTurf®. The field has a seating capacity of 1,750 with a 42-foot press box located at the top of the home bleachers. Recent additions to Panther Field include bleachers on the guest side of the field with a capacity of 500 and a building that houses a ticket office, concession stand and restrooms. Lights were also recently added to the facility, an addition that makes Panther Field one of the finer facilities of its size in the Midwest. The new facility replaced ODU’s former natural grass soccer complex and is located next to Alumni Hall on the west side of campus.

Alumni Hall

Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Volleyball Opened in 1989, Alumni Hall has a seating capacity of 3,000 and is the home of the women’s volleyball and the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Alumni Hall was given a much needed renovation and expansion in 2009-10. One full-length basketball court was added, the hardwood was resurfaced, and bleachers were added to the far side of the court. After the renovation all of the coaches now have an office on the second floor of Alumni. There are also several rooms that coaches may utilize to review game tape, hold team meetings and meet with future and current Panthers. Some of the other amenities in Alumni Hall are four locker rooms, the Black and Gold Room, a spacious conference room, a refurbished weight room that is available to both students and student-athletes, and an athletic training room. Alumni Hall has the capability of accommodating three regulation size basketball and volleyball courts.

Panther Courts

Over the years Panther Softball Field has evolved into one of the nicest facilities in the state of Ohio. The brick dust field is routinely praised by Panther opponents as the epitome of what a field should be. With its dimensions of 210 to the corners and 225 to straight away center, this softball complex features enclosed dugouts, a scoreboard, bullpens beyond the left field line, and an underground irrigation system.

Hitting Facility Located next to the softball field is the hitting facility for both the baseball and softball teams. The hitting facility provides a place for both teams to refine their skills through the harsh Central Ohio weather. With the retractable nets, the hitting facility contains three batting cages complete with pitching mounds and pitching machines.

Panther Training Facility Along with the addition of the new stadium in 2004, the Panthers added a 7,500 square foot training facility west of the main parking lot. The facility is equipped with the latest in hammer strength weight training equipment and ODU’s second athletic training room. Offices for athletic training personal are also located in the new facility.

Cumberland Trail Golf Club The Panthers are fortunate to call Cumberland Trail Golf Club their home. The course, designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, opened in 1999 and measures up to 7,205 yards from the back tees. Known for its excellent conditioning and difficult design, Cumberland Trail ranks fourth in Central Ohio among public golf courses, according to Mid Ohio Golfer, and received 3.5 stars from Golf Digest. The greens at Cumberland Trail are considered by many to be the finest in the Columbus area and challenge even the best putters. The ODU golf team has unlimited access to the facility which includes a driving range and large practice green.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Also on the grounds of the Ohio Dominican Sports Complex west side location are six regulation size tennis courts complete with lights. The courts were recently resurfaced with a blue Latex-ite® coating that resembles the courts that host the U.S. Open Championship. The tennis courts are enclosed with a green chain link fence to accommodate the Panther men’s and women’s tennis teams.

Panther Valley/Frank Damian FielD Baseball

First time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the hidden beauty of Panther Valley as they descend upon ODU’s prized baseball diamond. Sunken well below streetlevel and masked by plentiful trees, the only evidence of what awaits below is the echoing “ping” of aluminum bats meeting baseballs. The field is complete with a batting cage, home bullpen beyond the left field line and a visitor bullpen along the right field line. A recent addition to Panther Valley is a state-of-the-art scoreboard complete graphics and animatronics. Panther Valley has developed year-by-year to the point that it is now considered one of the finest college baseball facilities in the country.


Golf Practice Facilities ODU golfers have the ability to practice year round at one of two practice facilities. Bridgeview Driving Range, located just 6 minutes from campus, serves as the outdoor practice facility during the Spring and Fall Grass tees, a large putting green, and an excellent short game practice area are just a few of the benefits available to our teams. When the weather turns cold, ODU players practice at “The Dome”, the largest indoor driving range in Ohio. “The Dome” measures a full 90 yards from front to back and the indoor temperature is kept around 60 degrees. It provides the perfect environment for the golfers to improve during the cold winter months.



ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP Jamie Caridi – Vice President of Student Development James “Jamie” Caridi joined the senior administrative team at Ohio Dominican University as Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Retention in August 2007. As vice president for student development, Caridi oversees Athletics, Campus Ministry, Student Activities, Counseling and Health Services, Multicultural Affairs, International Affairs, Student Leadership and Success, Career Services, and Residence Life. Since 1998, Caridi has held a series of positions in student development at St. Vincent College (PA), most recently serving as Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students where his responsibilities included managing all Student Affairs areas and functions, strategic planning, residence hall construction and rehabilitation, Student Leadership, Service Learning and Student Housing. Caridi holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Vincent College and a master’s degree in Higher Education from Geneva College. He is currently working on his doctoral degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jeff Blair - Athletic Director Jeff Blair enters his third year as Ohio Dominican’s athletic director and his 13th year overall working at the university. The Bellefontaine, Ohio native played a critical role in ODU’s successful transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II and entrance into the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2010. Currently, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the athletic department and its 18 varsity intercollegiate sports while serving as a member of the ODU Director’s Council, as well as on the Compliance, Athletic and Hall of Fame Committees. The Panther athletic programs reached new heights in the 2012-13 year, with the men’s tennis and men’s golf teams qualifying for the NCAA Tournament and a record-number of student-athletes achieving a 3.0 GPA. Blair was hired as Ohio Dominican’s sports information director in 2000. He was elevated to the position of assistant athletic director in 2005, a role he held until 2010 when he was named the acting athletic director. He was promoted to the full-time athletic director role in 2011. Blair is a 1998 graduate of the University of Findlay, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in sports management and was a four-time varsity baseball letterwinner. He went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration degree from Findlay as well, spending a year as a graduate assistant with the baseball team and a year with the sports information office. Before arriving at Ohio Dominican, Blair volunteered on the regional crew for ESPN’s College GameDay, assisting the production crew for game day operations in the Midwest. In 2001, he was honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America for publications excellence, winning second place for men’s and women’s soccer media guides. Blair currently resides in Columbus with his wife Lori, his son Mason and his daughter Abby.

Bill Blazer – Athletic Director Emeritus Director of Athletic Development Bill Blazer began his tenure as Ohio Dominican’s fifth Athletic Director in August of 2004 and moved to the role of Director of Athletic Development in 2011. During his time as the Athletic Director at ODU, the Panthers won 14 conference titles and qualified for 12 national tournaments. Off the field, the Athletic Department has set high academic standards for its students as the athletes have earned a higher combined GPA then the general student body. Prior to taking over the athletic department at ODU, Blazer spent 14 years at Urbana University, where he served as Athletic Director, Men’s Golf Coach and a tenured Associate Professor in the Division of Business and Economics. Blazer has served the NAIA as a Region IX representative on the Council for Affiliated Conferences and Independents since 2003. He has also served as chairman of the Mid-States Football Association in 2000 and again in 2006 and was chairman of Men’s Golf in the American Mideast Conference for nine years. Blazer is also a member of the United States Golf Association and serves on the Board of Directors with the Ohio Publinx Golf Association. In 2007-08, Blazer was named NAIA Region IX Athletic Director of the Year and was recognized at the Marriott Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri at the NAIA Athletic Directors Association annual meeting. Recently, Blazer was named the NAIA Northeast Region Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for 2008-09. The 29 winners from all divisions were recognized during the 44th Annual NACDA Convention at the James J. Corbett Luncheon at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida. Blazer received his Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in business administration and his Master’s degree in teacher education from Wright State University.

Sandy Rowley - Senior Woman Administrator A former Ohio Dominican student, assistant coach, and now in her 25th season as head coach of the Panther volleyball team, Sandy Rowley embodies the Panther persona. Rowley has been a fixture in the Panther athletic department. As part of ODU’s transition to the NCAA Division II, Rowley also serves as the Senior Women’s Administrator and Assistant Athletic Director for the Athletic Department. As the SWA, Rowley oversees the Panther Student Athletic Advisor Committee (SAAC) along with other administrative duties. Since her first season in 1989, Rowley has been a staple on the Panther bench and in the ODU community. A friendly and demanding coach, Rowley has guided the Panthers to 13 winning seasons, including seven straight from 1994-2000, and 18 conference tournament appearances. In 1995, Rowley directed ODU to a program-record 35 victories, including 18 in conference play, which is also a program record. The team has won at least 20 matches 12 times during her tenure, including two of the past three years. Rowley’s tremendous dedication and hard work of developing young student-athletes over the years culminated with her 400th win on Oct. 4, 2008, as the Panthers defeated Grace College, 3-1, in Winona Lake, Indiana. In her 24 seasons at the helm of the ODU volleyball team, Rowley has coached 17 NAIA Academic All-Americans, 46 All-Conference Academic performers, 68 All-Conference selections and 15 All-Freshman Team players. Her dedication to the collegiate athlete has been proven time-and-time again on and off the court. Rowley and her husband Jeff live in New Albany, Ohio, with their three daughters, Lyndsay, Jennifer and Kelsey.




THE GLIAC The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), founded in 1972, has been a leader in the advancement and promotion of intercollegiate athletics for men and women for 40 years. The charter members of the GLIAC were Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Lake Superior State University, Northwood University (then Institute), and Saginaw Valley State University. Expansion of the GLIAC began immediately with the addition of Oakland University in 1974. Hillsdale College, Northern Michigan University, and Wayne State University were accepted as members in 1975. In 1977, the conference lost its first member when Northern Michigan withdrew. Michigan Technological University filled the vacancy when it became a member in 1980. After the 1986-87 season, Northwood left the conference and was replaced by Northern Michigan. Northwood rejoined the conference in 1992. After the 1989 season, the conference dropped football as a sponsored sport. The conference schools sponsoring football joined the members of the Heartland Collegiate Conference in forming the football-only Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference (MIFC), which began play in 1990. After nine years as one of the premier conferences in Division II football, the MIFC merged as part of GLIAC on July 1, 1999. With the merger, the University of Indianapolis became an associate member as a football-only school. The GLIAC entered a new era in the 1995-96 school year. Prior to that time, all GLIAC member institutions were located in the state of Michigan. On Dec. 14, 1994, membership was offered to three schools located in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The expansion members were Ashland University of Ashland, Ohio, and Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, both located in Erie, Pennsylvania. All three schools began their membership July 1, 1995. On July 1, 1997, membership was granted to The University of Findlay, located in Findlay, Ohio. UF replaced Oakland University, which withdrew from the conference after the 1996-97 season as it moved to NCAA Division I status. The GLIAC membership changed again when Tiffin University of Ohio joined the conference in the 2008-09 academic year. Tiffin was offered membership on June 20, 2007. The addition of Tiffin left the GLIAC with 12 full-time members as Gannon and Mercyhurst moved to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference after the 2007-08 season. 20

The GLIAC entered a new era during the 2009-10 academic year. Commissioner Tom Brown, who had presided over the league for 17 years, retried on June 30, 2009. The longest serving commissioner in the history of the GLIAC, Brown expanded the conference from 10 full members to 14 full members and two associate members. Also under his leadership, the conference has grown to offering championships in 21 sports while rising to prominence on the national level as GLIAC teams and student-athletes have achieved success both in the classroom and on the fields of play. The Conference entered another new era on July 1, 2010 when Lake Erie College of Painesville, Ohio, and Ohio Dominican University, located in Columbus, joined the GLIAC. The policy-making body of the GLIAC is the Management Council, which is comprised of three representatives from each member institution – its director of athletics, faculty athletics representative and senior woman administrator. The presidency of the GLIAC Management Council is rotated alphabetically by school, with Suzanne Sanregret, Director of Athletics at Michigan Technological University, serving as GLIAC President in 2011-12. Dr. Glenn Mroz, President of Michigan Technological University, will serve as the chairperson of the GLIAC Presidents Council this year. The GLIAC made history in 2009 when it hired Dell Robinson as Commissioner. Robinson became the first ethnic minority to serve as D-II commissioner of a non-historically black college or university conference when he began his duties on July 1, 2009. Assisting Robinson are: Penny Cook, Asst. Commissioner for Compliance/SWA, Jeff Ligney, Asst. Commissioner for Media Relations; Denise Gross, Assistant to the Commissioner; Mike McCann, Supervisor of Football Officials; Kim Vieira, Supervisor of Soccer Officials; Jeanne Skinner, Supervisor of Volleyball Officials; Rob Doss, Supervisor of Women’s Basketball Officials; Bill Ek, Supervisor of Men’s Basketball Officials; and Rich Fetchiet, Assignor of Baseball Umpires.

The GLIAC Commissioners John Hoekje

1971-72 to 1978-79

Herbert “Pete” Peterson

1979-80 to 1984-85

Tom Donahue

1985-86 to 1986-87

Vern Norris

1987-88 to 1991-92

Tom Brown

1992-93 to 2008-09

Dell Robinson

2009-10 to present









Jamie French is entering his 10th year as the Head Athletic Trainer for Ohio Dominican University. French came to ODU after working for eight years (1996-2004) at Reynoldsburg High School as its Head Athletic Trainer. French also has four years of experience (19931996) as an athletic trainer with the Chillicothe Paints Baseball Club and the Hagerstown Suns, a Class A minor league baseball affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. French received a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Wilmington College in 1994. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist and recently received his Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. French, a native of Chillicothe, currently resides in Canal Winchester with his wife, Melissa, and two sons, Gabriel and Evan.



JR Bonham is entering his 10th year at ODU as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. In that role, he assists Head Athletic Trainer Jamie French in all duties of the Athletic Training department. Prior to coming to ODU, Bonham worked as an athletic trainer for Columbus Public Schools at the high school level. From 2003-2004, he was the Head Athletic Trainer for Walnut Ridge and Independence High Schools, where he coordinated athletic training for 27 interscholastic athletic teams. Bonham received a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2003 from Otterbein College. While at Otterbein, he worked as a student athletic trainer for the Cardinals under head athletic trainer Charles Goodwin. He has been a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association since 2002. Bonham finished his masters of science in exercise science and health promotion with an emphasis in sports psychology from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009. A native of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Bonham is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. He currently resides in Columbus.

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER Tyler Congrove joins Ohio Dominican's sports medicine team as an assistant athletic trainer for the 2012-13 year. Congrove has spent the past two summers working as the head athletic trainer for summer collegiate baseball teams in the Chillicothe Paints (2011) and Thomasville HiToms (2012). A native of Circleville, Ohio, he spent two years as a graduate assistant at UNCGreensboro, where he worked with the volleyball and men's and women's track and field teams. Congrove received his Master's of Science in kinesiology with a concentration in sports medicine from UNC-Greensboro. He completed his undergraduate work at nearby Otterbein College, where he also ran cross country and track. Congrove currently resides in New Albany.



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