Ole Miss Rifle 2011-12

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MEDIA INFORMATION 1-3 Table of Contents ....................................................................... 1 Quick Facts ................................................................................. 1 Roster ......................................................................................... 2 Beginner’s Guide To Rifle............................................................ 2 Media Information....................................................................... 2 2011-12 Season Outlook ........................................................... 3 COACHING STAFF 4-5 Head Coach Valerie Boothe ........................................................ 4 Assistant Coach Natasha Dinsmore ............................................ 5 2011-12 REBELS 6-15 Kim Coffey ................................................................................... 6 Keely Stankey.............................................................................. 7 Emma Holman............................................................................. 8 Mary Ann Banks ......................................................................... 9 Rena Goodwin ........................................................................... 10 Melissa Quartarone .................................................................. 11 Kelly Rosales ............................................................................. 12 Abbey Stanec ............................................................................ 13 Alivia Yeager ............................................................................. 14 Evalyn Holman .......................................................................... 15 Virginia Holman ....................................................................... 15 HISTORY & RECORDS 16-19 2010-11 Season Review .......................................................... 16 Year-by-Year Records ..........................................................17-18 GARC ......................................................................................... 18 School Records ......................................................................... 19 Junior Olympics ......................................................................... 19 Letterwinners ............................................................................ 19 THIS IS OLE MISS 20-30 Strength and Conditioning ........................................................ 20 Sports Medicine ........................................................................ 20 Academic Support .................................................................... 21 Rebel Ready .............................................................................. 21

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NCAA Compliance ...................................................................... 21 FedEx Academic Center ............................................................ 22 Gillom Sports Center ................................................................. 22 University Leadership ............................................................... 23 The University of Mississippi ...............................................24-25 Outstanding Athletics ...........................................................26-27 The Grove ................................................................................. 28 Oxford, Mississippi .................................................................... 29 Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center ................. 30 GENERAL INFORMATION Name: University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Location: Oxford, Miss. Founded: November 6, 1848 Enrollment: 20,824 Nickname: Rebels Colors: Cardinal Red & Navy Blue Conference: Great America Rifle Conference Chancellor: Dr. Dan Jones ADMINISTRATION Director of Athletics: Pete Boone Sr. Exec. Associate AD: John Hartwell Exec. Associate AD/SWA: Lynnette Johnson Sr. Associate AD/Compliance: Matt Ball Sr. Associate AD/Sports Medicine/Strength & Conditioning: Shannon Singletary Sr. Associate AD/Academic Support: Karen Schiferl Sr. Associate AD/Communications & Marketing: Michael Thompson Sr. Associate AD/Ticketing & Priority Seating: Sans Russell Assistant AD/Media & Public Relations: Kyle Campbell Assistant AD/Finance: Angela Robinson Assistant AD/Information Technology: Joey Brent Assistant AD/Internal Operations: Jamil Northcutt Assistant AD/Sports Productions: J. Stern NCAA Faculty Representative: Dr. Ron Rychlak

ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant AD/Media and Public Relations: Kyle Campbell Associate Director: Kim Ling Associate Director: Bill Bunting Associate Director: Joey Jones Assistant Director (Rifle): Daniel Snowden Office Phone: 662.915.7509 Cell Phone: 662.816.7511 E-Mail: desnowde@olemiss.edu Fax: 662.915.7006 Assistant Director: Kristen Saibini Senior Staff Assistant: Ashley Mangrum Mailing Address: PO Box 217 / University, MS 38677 Overnight Address: 908 All-American Drive / University, MS 38677 Web Site: www.OleMissSports.com COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Valerie Boothe Office Phone: (662) 915-1082 Office Fax: (662) 915-5648 Year at Ole Miss: 16th Alma Mater: Ole Miss, 1997 Assistant Coach: Natasha Dinsmore CREDITS Designer/Editor: Daniel Snowden Cover Design: Dan Pellegrino Photo Credits: Associated Press, Kevin Bain, Jason Baker, Joey Brent, Harry Briscoe, Kyle Campbell, Doug Fejer, J.D. Johnson, Rob Johnson, Joey Jones, Robert Jordan, Nathan Latil, Anne McDaniel, Ryan Moore, Langston Rogers, Matthew Sharpe, Daniel Snowden, Ryan Whittington

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OLE MISS ROSTER NAME Mary Ann Banks Kim Coffey Rena Goodwin Emma Holman Evalyn Holman Virginia Holman Melissa Quartarone Kelly Rosales Abbey Stanec Keely Stankey Alivia Yeager

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HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Hueytown, Ala. (Hope Christian School) Holliston, Mass. (Framingham State) Winchester, Mass. (Goodwin) Annandale, Va. (W.T. Woodson) Annandale, Va. (W.T. Woodson) Annandale, Va. (W.T. Woodson) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Parkview) Ashland, Mass. (Ashland) Sharon Center, Ohio (Highland) Minneapolis, Minn. (Marantha Christian Academy) Louisville, Ky. (Seneca)

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RIFLE OVERVIEW: Competitors shoot in three different positions (prone, standing and kneeling) from a distance of 50 ft. with a .22 caliber rifle. The Bull’s-eye, or 10-ring, is one-half millimeter wide, the size of the period at the end of this sentence. RIFLES: By international rules, .22 caliber rifles used in competition can weigh up to 12 lbs. for women and 17 lbs. for men. COURSE OF FIRE FOR AIR RIFLE: Competitors have 115 minutes to fire 60 shots in the standing position. COURSE OF FIRE FOR SMALLBORE: Competitors have 20 minutes to fire 20 shots in prone, 40 minutes to fire 20 shots standing and 30 minutes to fire 20 shots kneeling. There is a 15-minute equipment change period in between stages. SCORING: Each bull on a target is worth a maximum of 10 points which could equal 100. The six targets are added together to make up the total score. A perfect score of 600 is the maximum for both smallbore and air rifle. SHOOTING TERMS AIR RIFLE: A gun that uses a .177 caliber lead pellet propelled by a charge of compressed air instead of a gunpowder charge.

BULL: Shortened form of “bull’s-eye.” There are 12 bulls per target, 10 for competition and two for “sighters.” CLEANED: A perfect target, in which the shooter hits a 10 on each of the 10 bulls on the sheet. Can also be used in reference to a perfect match. FRONT SITE: The sight attached to the end of the barrel of the rifle, holding the front aperture. INNER 10: Also known as an “X” achieved when the shot hole is completely inside the 9 ring. IRON SIGHTS: Sights that employ no magnification. KNEELING: Shooting from a kneeling position with the offhand (non-trigger side) supported by the off knee. STANDING: The unsupported standing position (shooting “off the hand” rather than with the nontrigger arm supported on a knee to the floor). PLUG: A metal device the same size as the shot hole, used to score targets. Variations include the “inner plug,” with which the score is determined by the contact point of the innermost portion of the plug, and the “outer plug,” in which the contact point of a small ring on the outermost portion of the hole is used to determine the score. PRONE: Shooting from a lying position. RANGE OFFICER: The person in charge of timing the match and “running the line” (assisting shooters who are having difficulties).

REARSITE: The sight attached near the rear of the gun where adjustments can be made. RECORD SHOTS: Also known as “for record shots,” those shots that are counted toward the match score, with “sighters” not included. RELAY: Shooters firing the match at once at a designated time. SMALLBORE: A .22 caliber gun used in competition. SIGHTERS: Practice shots taken before going for “record shots.” TIE BREAKING: Ties in matches are broken as follows: Smallbore: 1) by the last 10 shot string starting with kneeling 2) by the next 10 shot string working backwards Air Rifle: 1) by the highest score by target in reverse order

MEDIA INFORMATION • All requests for interviews with head coach Valerie Boothe and/or members of the 2010-11 team must be arranged through Daniel Snowden in the Ole Miss athletics media relations office. Daniel can be reached at 662.915.7509 or via e-mail at desnowde@olemiss.edu. • Members of the media wishing to receive e-mail updates throughout the season are also asked to contact Daniel. • In addition, members of the media and fans can follow the Rebels at the Official Web Site of Ole Miss Athletics -- www.OleMissSports.com, on facebook at facebook.com/olemisssports and facebook.com/olemissrifle, on twitter at twitter.com/OleMissNow and twitter.com/ValerieBoothe.

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Rebel Rifle Targets NCAA Championships In 2012 Ole Miss rifle head coach Valerie Boothe has plenty of reasons to be excited. With a strong group of shooters returning, led by senior Keely Stankey and a talented group of six sophomores, Boothe has the Rebels aiming high for the 2011-12 season. “Last season we didn’t close out the year like we wanted,” said Boothe, the only head coach in Ole Miss rifle history. “Everything was in place for us to succeed, and we while did have a great overall season, we did not have a good day at the NCAA qualifier and that ultimately cost us our goal of reaching the NCAA Championships. However, we have capitalized on that experience coming into this season and have used the momentum from last year as motivation. Everyone has been working so hard and doing so well. It’s so exciting to see what they will be capable of this season.” The Rebels return nine members of last year’s squad that won six matches and set the single-match scoring record with a total of 4654 against Kentucky. Boothe believes this year’s squad will bring a wealth of experience to the table. “The girls have definitely matured over the summer and gained some knowledge in training,” said Boothe, the 2011 Great America Rifle Conference Coach of the Year. “They know what to expect at this level, and that will help carry them through the entire season this year. I expect all of them to step up this year. Based on what I have seen over the summer and the amount of training they have put in on the range, there could be a different mix of people in the top five this year because we are so deep.” Ole Miss’ depth this season starts with Stankey, who returns for her final season in Oxford. Last year, Stankey led the Rebels with a 576.1 average in the smallbore and finished fourth on the team in the air rifle with a 581.7 season average. “Keely is definitely one of our top shooters, and we need a good final year from her,” Boothe said. “She had a solid year last season, but I think she felt like she didn’t contribute as much as she could. This is her last year, and she will have a really big push to capitalize and finish really strong. I told her to take control and be the steering force to show the rest of the team the direction we need to go in.” Joining Stankey will be a pair of veterans in juniors Kim Coffey and Emma Holman. Coffey, who earned team MVP honors a year ago, led the Rebels with a 584.6 average in the air and finished second to Stankey with an 1156.0 combined average. Holman also returns after posting season averages of 565.0 in the air and 556.1 in the smallbore. “Kim is just a great motivator for our team,” said Boothe. “She does a great job training and is always so focused and so driven that it carries through to the rest of them. Emma has gotten much more serious since she first arrived. All the conversations I’ve had with her over the summer have been directed at where our program should be and focused on the team. I think she will bring that leadership factor that we will need and will

keep an eye on everything to make sure everybody is going in the same direction.” The Rebels also return all six members of last year’s freshman class in MaryAnn Banks, Rena Goodwin, Melissa Quartarone, Kelly Rosales, Abbey Stanec and Alivia Yeager to make up a large sophomore class. Boothe believes that the large group is a year wiser and could pay huge dividends for Ole Miss this season. “This was the largest and most talented freshman class I have had in my time at Ole Miss,” said Boothe, who enters her 16th season at the helm of the Rebel program. “They all have a different style, but bring so much to the table in terms of talent. They all now have a year under their belts and understand what it takes to compete on this stage. This year I think we could see them really jump to that level and make the team even better.” The only two newcomers this season aren’t really that new to the Ole Miss program. Twin sisters Evalyn and Virginia Holman join sister Emma on the squad and just missed older sibling Meredith, a four-year letterwinner who finished her career with the Rebels last year, by one season. “I am so excited for Evalyn and Virginia to join our team,” said Boothe. “I’m a little anxious about having three sisters on a team, but I’m not worried about the twins because they have been together literally their entire life, so they know how to work well together. They have big shoes to fill if they are going to break into the top five, but we are excited to have new blood on the team. They are very hard workers and come from a very prestigious junior club that is nationally known, so they are not afraid of competition.” The Rebels also add a full-time assistant coach, as graduate assistant coach Natasha Dinsmore slides over in the newly created position. “So much weight will be lifted from my shoulders by having a person who understands the challenges of our program,” Boothe said. “Natasha came from a great program at West Virginia and brings a great drive and energy for the sport that is contagious. She has been invaluable to our program and will continue to help us reach new levels of success. “She will move more into the forefront in coaching and will have a bigger role in decisions we make with training. She will be there on a dayto-day basis working with the team, and she has a different experience of coming from a co-ed team to an all girls team. It is nice to have that different perspective so we can study what we are doing in training and how we can improve.” Boothe believes this season she has all the pieces in place to make the team’s first trip to the NCAA Championships since finishing sixth in the nation in 2006. “I really like where the program is right now,” Boothe said. “With the talent and depth we have on the team and the support of two full-time coaches, I think we can make our mark on the national stage this year.”

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VALERIE BOOTHE 16TH YEAR | OLE MISS | 1997 Valerie Boothe, the 2006 National Coach of the Year (Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association), is in her 16th season as head coach of the Ole Miss rifle program. The only coach in school history, Boothe was hired prior to the start of the 1996-97 season when rifle became a varsity sport at Ole Miss. “Valerie is a hard worker who is very passionate about the sport of rifle,” Executive Associate Athletics Director, Lynnette Johnson says. “Her loyalty and dedication have been very obvious over the past 15 years. She is well-respected in her sport and continues to work to maintain our program in the national spotlight. “This program was built from the ground up, and all of the credit goes to Valerie. She has been quick to assemble one of the most respected programs in the country. We are very proud to have her as our head coach, and I am excited about our team this year.” From the start, Boothe had a vision. Knowing that the program would begin as a work-in-progress, she was willing to put in the time and effort for a chance at having long-term success. Now, as the team prepares for its 16th season, it seems as if Boothe’s long hours, positive attitude and patience have paid off. Last season, Boothe earned Great American Rifle Conference Coach of the Year honors as she helped the Rebels to a fourth-place finish at the GARC Championships and guided freshman MaryAnn Banks to high prone shooter honors at the conference championships. In addition, the team broke the school single-match scoring record with a team aggregate of 4654 against Kentucky. In 2010, Boothe led the Rebels to another NCAA Qualifier victory and helped sophomore Keely Stankey to a seventh-place finish in the air rifle at the NCAA Championships. It marked the fourth top-10 individual finish at the NCAA Championships for Ole Miss under Boothe. In 2009, Boothe guided junior Meredith Holman to the school’s third GARC individual champion, as Holman fired a school record mark of 595 in the air rifle to claim the conference crown. In 16 seasons at Ole Miss, Boothe has helped several individuals to a variety of accolades. In 2008, Shannon Wilson became the second Rebel to win a conference title when she claimed the smallbore crown at the GARC Championships. Jennifer Lorenzen claimed the combined title just one year before. Boothe also Rebels Keely Stankey and Erica Swanson to top-10 finishes in the air rifle at the 2009 U.S. Junior Olympics. She has tutored numerous athletes to success at the Junior Olympic level, including helping lead Wilson to gold in the smallbore at the 2006 U.S. Junior Olympics. Under Boothe’s watch, Ole Miss Rifle had its most successful season ever in 2005-2006. The Rebels earned their first ever appearance in the NCAA Championships, attained the program’s first NCAA sectional victory and saw Ole Miss set or tie school records for team aggregate, air rifle and smallbore 4 | REBEL RIFLE 2011-12

scoring, as well as individual air rifle and smallbore marks. Shannon Wilson was named the program’s first first-team All-American by the National Rifle Association, and Jennifer Lorenzen picked up her second consecutive All-America honor. In all, Boothe has coached student-athletes to three total All-America honors. The program has continued to excel both at the range and in the classroom as evidenced by the fact that Boothe has coached 43 different studentathletes to All-Academic honors. In 2009, Meredith Holman was recognized as an All-Academic Student Athlete by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association. In 2008, Casey Phillips earned second-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, the first such honor in program history. Phillips, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA. A native of Livingston, Tenn., Boothe was a collegiate shooter at UT-Martin from 1992 to 1996. She won the Tennessee State Smallbore title in 1994 in addition to capturing four Tennessee State Air Rifle championships from 1993 to 1996. Boothe also competed in the Junior Olympics on four different occasions. Boothe has served as a member of several national committees, including the NCAA Rifle Committee from 2002-07 and NRA Collegiate Programs Committee. After serving as the NCAA’s interim chairperson in 2003-04, Boothe was promoted to full-time chair the following year. Boothe, who has served on the Board of Directors for the Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ole Miss in 1997. She also holds an NRA coaches certification and is a member of the Oxford-University Methodist Church. She and her husband, Christopher, reside in Oxford and have two daughters -- Sarah and Olivia.


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ASSISTANT COACH

NATASHA DINSMORE SECOND YEAR | WEST VIRGINIA | 2008 Natasha Dinsmore is in her second season with the Ole Miss rifle program after being promoted to assistant coach in September. Dinsmore served as a graduate assistant for the team last season, after concluding a four-year career on the West Virginia rifle team. “We are very excited to have Natasha stay with our program on a full-time basis,” said Ole Miss head coach Valerie Boothe. “She brings a great drive and energy for the sport that is contagious. She has been invaluable to our program and will continue to help us reach new levels of success.” Dinsmore assists Boothe in coaching, recruiting and with administrative duties, as well as in strength and conditioning and organizing team travel. Dinsmore went to Morgantown as a walk-on student-athlete and left a four-year letterwinner. She took up competitive shooting while visiting Germany on a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship. After falling in love with the sport, Dinsmore turned down a field hockey scholarship to chase her dream of shooting in college.

As part of the Ole Miss rifle program, Dinsmore assists Boothe in recruiting and with administrative duties, as well as in strength and conditioning and organizing team travel. A State College, Pa., native, Dinsmore earned the GARC Academic Award for having the highest GPA on the Mountaineer team in 2006 and was named to the Athletic Academic Honor Roll every semester as a student at WVU. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in animal and veterinary Sciences in 2008 and followed that with a Master’s in agriculture, forestry and consumer Sciences in 2010. Dinsmore is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in exercise science with an emphasis in exercise physiology at Ole Miss.

SUPPORT STAFF

Lynnette Johnson Ex. Associate AD/ SWA

Alicia Meredith Event Management

Betty Drewrey Senior Staff Assistant

Jon Nance Academic Counselor

Connie Braseth Marketing

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KEELY STANKEY SENIOR | 3L MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. | MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

 2010 All-GARC Team  2010 Ole Miss MVP  Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection Noting Stankey: Finished seventh in the air rifle at the 2010 NCAA Championships and 10th in the air rifle at the 2009 U.S. Junior Olympics … Career bests of 594 in the air rifle and 582 in the smallbore … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll three times. 2010-2011 (Junior Season): Led squad to a fourth place finish at the 2011 GARC Championships (Feb. 27) … Finished 16th at the GARC Championships with an aggregate total of 1158 … Led team with a combined season average of 1157.7, and with a season average of 576.1 in the smallbore … Posted the fourth-highest season average on the team in the air rifle with a mark of 581.6 … Contributed to the team score in both the air rifle and smallbore in all 14 meets … Fired a career-best total of 582 in the smallbore against Kentucky (Jan. 22) … Shot her season-best in the air rifle with a mark of 589 against West Virginia (Nov. 13) … Named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in the fall and the spring … Named to the 2011 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll … Earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association Academic All-American honors. 2009-10 (Sophomore Season): Fired a total of 690.7 in the air rifle to finish seventh at the 2010 NCAA Championships … Led air rifle group with a total of 595 heading into the finals of the NCAA Championships ... Led the team with a smallbore average of 573 and an air rifle average of 584 … Contributed to the team score in the air rifle and smallbore in 13-of-14 matches … Posted the team-high score in the air rifle in seven matches and the team-best smallbore score in ten matches … Finished third overall at the GARC Championship (Mar. 1) with a combined score of 1136 and earned All-GARC honors … Fired a career-best mark of 594 in the air rifle at the GARC Championships … Posted a career-high 581 in the smallbore to lead the Rebels at the NCAA Qualifier (Feb. 14) … Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the UMAA Honor Roll for the spring.… Earned Team MVP, Most Improved, Iron Gun and Most Dedicated honors.

STANKEY BY THE NUMBERS SEASON AVERAGES: 2008-09 (Freshman): 2009-10 (Sophomore): 2010-11 (Junior)

2010-11 MATCH RESULTS: Ole Miss Invitational: NC State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:

Air 576 584 582

Smallbore 569 573 576

584 587 581 582 577 589 580 581 583 579 584 584 572 580

572 581 569 577 581 571 575 573 582 578 578 580 570 578

rifle average of 576 … Contributed to the team score in the smallbore in all 14 matches and posted the team-high score in eight matches … Also contributed in the air rifle in 10 matches … Fired a mark of 573 in the smallbore pace the Rebels at the GARC Championships (Mar. 1) … Posted a career-best smallbore score of 576 at the Ole Miss Invitational (Oct. 12) … Turned in team-best smallbore scores of 573 at Army (Oct. 17) and 574 vs. West Virginia (Oct. 19) … Fired a career-best score of 585 in the air rifle vs. UTEP (Nov. 8) … Led the squad with a 584 in the air rifle vs. Air Force and UTEP (Oct. 25) … Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the University’s Chancellor’s Honor Roll for the spring. High School: Graduated from Maranatha Christian Academy in Brooklyn Park, Minn. … The 2007 Minnesota National Rifle Association smallbore and air rifle open champion and the 2008 State Junior Olympics smallbore champion … Placed 14th in the smallbore at the 2008 U.S. Junior Olympics … Four-time Minnesota state champion in the smallbore … Took first place in air rifle at the 2003 National Guard Championship, becoming the youngest competitor ever to win the title …Won the Daisy Air Rifle National Championships in 2006 and 2007 … Finished seventh at the 2006 American Legion Precision Air Rifle Nationals … A member of the National Honor Society and the National Honor Roll … Named to Who’s Who in American High School Students … Coached in high school by Tim Cagney and Larry Sawyer … Also participated in swimming.

Personal: Daughter of Greg and Adelaide Stankey … Born September 24, 1989 … Major is Nursing … Full name is Keely Marie Stan2008-09 (Freshman Season): Fired a total of 775 in the air key. rifle to finish 10th at the 2009 U.S. Junior Olympics … Led the team with a smallbore average of 569 … Finished fifth on the team with an air 6 | REBEL RIFLE 2011-12


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KIM COFFEY JUNIOR | 2L HOLLISTON, MASS. | NORFORK COUNTY/FRAMINGHAM STATE

 2011 Ole Miss Team MVP  2010 Ole Miss Rookie of the Year  SEC Academic Honor Roll Noting Coffey: Transferred to Ole Miss from Framingham State College in January 2010 … Did not compete in rifle at Framingham State … Earned team MVP and Most Improved honors last season ... Holds career highs in the air rifle of 588 and 577 in smallbore. 2010-2011 (Sophomore Season): Earned team MVP and Most Improved honors … Led team with an average of 584.6 in the air rifle, and posted the fourth best average in smallbore with a 577.4 average for the season … Contributed to the team score in all 14 meets in the air rifle, and in 13 of 14 competitions in the smallbore … Posted a career-best 593 in the air rifle against Murray State (Jan. 23) … Also posted a team-high air mark of 588 vs. Memphis (Feb. 2) …. Tallied a career-high 577 in the smallbore twice versus Army (Nov. 12) and Kentucky (Jan. 22) … Named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in the fall and spring … Named to the 2011 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll … Earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association Academic All-American honors.

COFFEY BY THE NUMBERS SEASON AVERAGES: 2009-10 (Freshman): 2010-11 (Sophomore):

2010-11 MATCH RESULTS: Ole Miss Invitational: NC State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:

Air 577 585

Smallbore 557 571

578 582 577 582 587 586 585 586 585 593 587 588 582 586

568 566 566 573 577 576 576 563 577 576 570 572 571 571

2009-10 (Freshman Season): Earned Rookie of the Year honors after transferring to Ole Miss in January … Contributed to the team score six times in the air rifle and seven times in the smallbore … Finished fourth on the squad with a 577 air rifle average for the season … Posted a career-high 584 in the air rifle to help the Rebels to a secondplace finish in the air at the GARC Championships (Feb. 21) … Fired a career-best of 565 in the smallbore twice versus West Virginia (Jan. 30) and at the NCAA Qualifier (Feb. 14) ... Tallied a 580 in the air rifle to help the Rebels to a win at the NCAA Qualifier (Feb. 14) … Named to the University’s Dean’s Honor List for the spring. High School: Graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural High School … Captured the 2008 Massachusetts Junior Prone Championship and the 2009 Massachusetts Junior 3-P Championship … Was a member of the National Honor Society … Earned four letters in soccer and was team captain her final two years. Personal: Daughter of Paul and Janet Coffey … Born April 4, 1990 … Majoring in Psychology … Full name is Kimberley Anne Coffey.

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EMMA HOLMAN JUNIOR | 2L ANNANDALE, VA. | W.T. WOODSON

 2010 Ole Miss Scholar-Athlete  Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection Noting Holman: Holds career best of 575 in the air rifle and 574 in the smallbore … Earned Ole Miss ScholarAthlete honors in 2010. 2010-11 (Sophomore Season): Tallied a season average of 565.9 in the air rifle and 556.1 in the smallbore … Equaled her career-best mark in the air rifle firing a 575 against Memphis (Feb. 2) … Fired a career-high 574 in the smallbore against Murray State (Jan. 23) … Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll … Named UMAA Honor Roll for the fall … Earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association Academic All-American honors. 2009-10 (Freshman Season): Posted season averages of 562 in the air rifle and 549 in the smallbore … Contributed to the team score seven times in air rifle and six times in the smallbore … Posted a careerhigh of 575 in the air rifle against Nebraska (Nov. 1) … Fired a careerhigh 560 in the smallbore against UTEP (Nov. 7) … Earned Ole Miss Scholar-Athlete honors … Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the University’s Dean Honor Roll for the spring and UMAA Honor Roll for the fall. High School: Graduated from W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va. … Helped lead rifle team to four straight league and regional titles … Served as team captain as a senior and won league air rifle champion … Placed in the top 10 at the National Rifle Association 3P Air Championships four straight years … Club team placed third in Optimist Nationals this past year … Also won three letters in cheerleading … Coached in high school by her father Chris Holman. Personal: Daughter of Chris Holman … Sister of fellow Ole Miss rifle junior Meredith Holman … Born April 6, 1991 … Majoring in Marketing Communications … Her father, Chris, attended Ole Miss … Enjoys deep sea fishing, mixed martial arts, rock climbing and base jumping … Full name is Emma Caldwell Holman.

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HOLMAN BY THE NUMBERS SEASON AVERAGES: 2009-10 (Freshman): 2010-11 (Sophomore):

2010-11 MATCH RESULTS: Ole Miss Invitational: N.C. State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP: Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:

Air 562 566

Smallbore 549 556

556 559 -563 571 566 --566 -568 575 570 565

539 547 -563 551 546 --567 574 556 543 565 566


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MARYANN BANKS SOPHOMORE | 1L HUEYTOWN, ALA.| HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

BANKS BY THE NUMBERS SEASON AVERAGES: 2010-11 (Freshman):

2010-11 MATCH RESULTS:  2011 GARC High Prone Shooter  SEC Freshman Honor Roll 2010-11 (Freshman Season): Won the award for High Prone Shooter at the 2011 GARC Championships (Feb. 27) … Finished the season with an average of 570.9 in the air rifle and 561.2 in the smallbore … Posted career best mark of 581 in the air rifle against N.C. State (Oct. 9), and 569 in the smallbore at the GARC Championships (Feb. 27) … Posted a mark of 581 in the air rifle vs. N.C. State (Oct. 9) … Named to the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall and spring … Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Ole Miss Invitational: N.C. State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:

Air 571

Smallbore 561

565 581 -565 574 575 570 562 571 --567 579 562

-560 -560 561 564 563 -551 --560 562 569

High School: Graduated from Hope Christian School in Hueytown, Ala. … Was the 2010 National Rifle Association 3-P National Champion … Set the national standing smallbore record in 2008 … A three-time member of the Junior Olympic team … Won the Alabama State Prone Championship three straight years … Placed third at the 3-P Junior Olympics … Was also the Alabama 3-P Smallbore champion twice and won the Alabama Sports Festival. Personal: Daughter of Chuck and Debbie Banks … Born December 17, 1991 … Majoring in Exercise Science … Enjoys being outside or on the range, hunting and fishing.

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RENA GOODWIN SOPHOMORE | 1L WINCHESTER, MASS.| GOODWIN

GOODWIN BY THE NUMBERS SEASON AVERAGES: 2010-11 (Freshman)

 2011 Ole Miss Most Dedicated  CRCA Academic All-American 2010-11 (Freshman Season): Earned team Most Dedicated honors … Posted a season average of 566.9 in the air rifle and 554.8 in the smallbore in her first season with the Rebels … Fired a career-best 583 in the air rifle at the GARC Championship (Feb. 27) … Posted a career-high 565 in the smallbore at the Ole Miss Invitational (Oct. 2) … Named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in the spring and the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall … Earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association Academic All-American honors. High School: Won the 2008 Dorothy Knight Award for outstanding shooter in the Eastern Massachusetts Smallbore League and took High Woman, High Junior and High Iron Sites honors … Also received the Johnson Trophy and placed first in Woman’s Division and Junior Division and third overall … Served as team captain for the 2009 Army Postal National Championship team finished second on her team and ninth overall … Finished third in the smallbore at the 2009 USA Nationals at Fort Benning … Also a 2009 MIAA honorable mention in field hockey which she also served as team captain. Personal: Daughter of Patty and Keith Goodwin … Born November 16th, 1991 … Majoring in Exercise Science … Full name is Rena Marie Goodwin.

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2010-11 MATCH RESULTS: Ole Miss Invitational: N.C. State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:

Air 567

Smallbore 555

572 561 -569 558 562 --563 --565 569 583

565 558 -561 557 554 -----548 547 548


REBEL PROFILES

MELISSA QUARTARONE SOPHOMORE | 1L STONE MOUNTAIN, GA.| PARKVIEW

QUARATRONE BY THE NUMBERS SEASON AVERAGES: 2010-11 (Freshman)

 SEC Freshman Honor Roll  CRCA Academic All-American 2010-11 (Freshman Season): Made an immediate impact in her first season with the Rebels, by finishing third on the team with a 571.6 season average in the smallbore … Also finished with a season average of 579.6 in the air rifle … Contributed to the team score 12 times in the smallbore and three times in the air rifle … Posted a career-high score of 584 in the air-rifle at the NCAA Qualifier (Feb. 12) … Fired a career-best 580 in the smallbore against Kentucky (Jan. 22) … Named Ole Miss Rifle Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll for the spring and the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall … Earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association Academic All-American honors … Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 MATCH RESULTS: Ole Miss Invitational: N.C. State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:

Air 579

Smallbore 571

580 577 574 568 582 580 581 578 583 580 579 587 584 581

562 574 573 573 569 578 568 572 580 565 578 578 564 569

High School: Graduated from Parkview High School … Named to the all-state Georgia team in 2008 and 2010 … Won first place in 2007 at CMP 3-Position Camp and in 2008 at CMP Standing Camp … Won the Area-6 championship and was a member of the championship team three years in a row … Also placed fourth at the Marine Corps Nationals in 2009 … A member of her school’s Honors Program. Personal: Daughter of Dan and Pam Quartarone … Born March 14th, 1992 … Majoring in Forensic Chemistry … Is a member of the Provost Scholars Program at Ole Miss … Also won an Academic Excellence and Provost Scholarship … Enjoys reading, swimming, hiking and dancing.

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KELLY ROSALES

SEASON AVERAGES:

SOPHOMORE | 1L ASHLAND, MASS.| ASHLAND

2010-11 (Freshman)

 UMAA Honor Roll 2010-11 (Freshman Season): Finished the season with an average of 565.0 in the air rifle and 556.2 in the smallbore … Fired a career-best total of 578 in the air rifle at the NCAA Qualifier (Feb. 12) … Notched a career-high mark of 565 in the smallbore twice, against Memphis (Feb. 2) and at the NCAA Qualifier (Feb. 12) … Named the Rebel Match winner … Named to the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall. High School: Graduated from Ashland High School in Ashland, Mass. … Coached by Rick Johnson on the Massachusetts State Rifle Team. Personal: Daughter of Janet Nolen and James Rosales … Born February 17th, 1992 … Majoring in Biology.

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ROSALES BY THE NUMBERS Air 565

Smallbore 556

548 564 -559 555 561 --573 571 -572 578 569

544 553 -554 556 544 --562 --565 565 563

2010-11 MATCH RESULTS: Ole Miss Invitational: N.C. State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:


REBEL PROFILES

ABBEY STANEC SOPHOMORE | 1L SHARON CENTER, OHIO| HIGHLAND

STANEC BY THE NUMBERS SEASON AVERAGES: 2010-11 (Freshman)

Air 582

Smallbore 572

582 584 580 588 582 586 581 584 581 580 584 585 579 575

566 563 570 570 575 576 573 575 582 580 564 569 562 579

2010-11 MATCH RESULTS:  SEC Freshman Honor Roll  CRCA Academic All-American 2010-11 (Freshman Season): Had an immediate impact on the Ole Miss roster by posting the second highest season average on the squad in the air rifle and third best season average on the team in the smallbore … Finished with a season average of 582.2 in the air rifle and 571.7 in the smallbore … Also tallied the second highest combined average on the squad with a mark of 1153.9 … Contributed to the team score in all 14 competitions in both the air rifle and smallbore in her inaugural campaign for the Rebels … Posted a career-high mark of 588 in the air rifle against Reno and UTEP (Nov. 6) … Tallied a careerbest mark of 582 in the smallbore against Kentucky (Jan. 22) … Named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in the fall and spring … Earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association Academic All-American honors … Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Ole Miss Invitational: N.C. State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:

High School: Attended Highland High School in Sharon Center, Ohio … Placed second in the air rifle at the Junior Olympics … Competed in the USA World Cup with the US National Team and placed first at the USA Shooting 3-P Junior Olympics … Also placed first at the NRA National Air Gun Championships and Training Summit … The Ohio State Outdoor Champion in 3-Position Smallbore and Prone … Placed second at the National American Legion Postal Championships … Also finished second in the Junior and fifth in the Open categories of the Winter Air Gun Championships … Won letters in dance and soccer. Personal: Daughter of Michael Stanec and Whitney Painting … Grandfather Dennis Stanec was a member of the University of Akron rifle team … Majoring in biology and plans to attend medical school … Born November, 7, 1991 … Has been shooting competitively for nine years and is a member of the National Junior Team for USA Shooting … Enjoys golf, biking and repelling.

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ALIVIA YEAGER SOPHOMORE | 1L LOUISVILLE, KY.| SENECA

YEAGER BY THE NUMBERS SEASON AVERAGES: 201-11 (Freshman)

 SEC Freshman Honor Roll  CRCA Academic All-American 2010-2011 (Freshman Season): Finished second on the team with a season average of 582.7 in the air rifle … Also posted a season mark of 558.4 in the smallbore … Contributed to the team score in nine events in the air rifle, and one event in the smallbore … Fired a career-best mark of 587 in the air rifle twice, against Nebraska (Jan. 16), and Murray State (Jan. 23) … Posted a career-high total of 572 in the smallbore against Memphis (Feb. 2) … Named to the Dean’s Honor Roll in the spring and the UMAA Honor Roll in the Fall … Earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association Academic All-American honors … Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. High School: Graduated from Seneca High School in Louisville, Ky. … A three-time Kentuckiana Rifle Conference Champion and four-time MVP … Finished seventh overall and was the third junior at the 2009 USA National Championship … Posted a career high of 396/400 at the 2009 Winter Air Gun Championships. Personal: Daughter of Ray and Julie Yeager … Born March 27, 1992 … Majoring in Chemistry … A member of the Provost Scholars Program at Ole Miss … Enjoys baking and crocheting and has volunteered with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation … Full name is Alivia Brooke Yeager.

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2010-11 MATCH RESULTS: Ole Miss Invitational: N.C. State: Nevada & Jacksonville State: Nevada & UTEP: Army: West Virginia: Murray State: Nebraska: Kentucky: Murray State: UTEP Memphis: NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships:

Air 583

Smallbore 558

583 -575 581 585 582 582 587 573 587 -589 583 585

544 --545 552 -560 -561 --572 569 564


REBEL PROFILES

EVALYN HOLMAN

VIRGINIA HOLMAN

FRESHMAN | HS ANNANDALE, VA. | W.T. WOODSON

FRESHMAN | HS ANNANDALE, VA. | W.T. WOODSON

High School: Attended W.T. Woodson High School where she lettered in varsity rifle ... Helped squad win fourstraight regional championships in high school ... Won the Cavalier Award and Regional rifle championship ... Also competed in the Junior Olympics four years ... Competed for the Arlington Optimist and Nova Sharpshooters club teams. Personal: The daughter of Christopher Holman, who also attended Ole Miss ... Twin sister, Virginia, is also a freshman on the rifle team, while her sister, Emma, is a junior ... Older sister, Meredith, competed for the Rebels from 2008-11 ... A Chemical Engineering major ... A member of the University’s Provost Scholar program ... Enjoying reading, running, quidditch and interning at the Ministry of Magic.

High School: Attended W.T. Woodson High School where she lettered in varsity rifle ... Helped squad win fourstraight regional championships in high school ... Won the Cavalier Award and Regional rifle championship ... Also competed in the Junior Olympics four years. Personal: The daughter of Christopher Holman, who also attended Ole Miss, and Pamela Belongia ... Twin sister, Evalyn, is also a freshman on the rifle team, while her sister, Emma, is a junior ... Older sister, Meredith, competed for the Rebels from 2008-11 ... A Nutrition major ... Volunteers extensively with the Special Olympics in her spare time and is a member of the FCA ... Enjoys dancing, water polo, sky diving and whale watching.

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HISTORY/RECORDS

2010-11 SEASON REVIEW 2010-11 Results Event Ole Miss Invitational NC State Nevada/JSU Nevada/UTEP Army West Virginia Murray State Nebraska Kentucky Murray State UTEP Memphis NCAA Qualifier GARC Championship

Date 10-2-10 10-9-10 10-16-10 11-6-10 11-12-10 11-13-10 1-15-11 1-16-11 1-22-11 1-23-11 1-29-11 2-2-11 2-12-11 2-27-11

Aggregate 4602 4625 4605 4637 4642 4647 4622 4622 4654 4640 4635 4643 4588 4625

2010-11 Ole Miss Rifle Team L-to-R: Emma Holman, Rena Goodwin, Alivia Yeager, Abbey Stanec, Kelly Rosales, MaryAnn Banks, Colleen Tillson, Kim Coffey, Keely Stankey, Meredith Holman and Melissa Quaratrone.

2010-11 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Name Mary Ann Banks Kim Coffey Rena Goodwin Emma Holman Meredith Holman Melissa Quaratrone Kelly Rosales Abbey Stanec Keely Stankey Colleen Tillson Alivia Yeager

Matches 10 14 9 10 14 14 9 14 14 7 8

Air Avg. 570.9 584.6 566.9 565.9 581.4 579.6 565 582.1 581.6 574.4 582.7

Air High 581 593 583 575 590 587 578 588 589 582 589

SB Avg. 561.2 571.4 554.8 556.1 568.5 571.6 556.2 571.7 576.1 566 558.4

SB High 569 577 565 574 578 580 565 579 582 574 572

Combined Avg. 1132.1 1155.9 1121.6 1122 1149.9 1151.2 1121.2 1153.9 1157.7 1140.4 1141

2010-11 AWARD WINNERS Rebel Match Winner: Kelly Rosales Scholar Athlete: Melissa Quartarone Iron Gun: Rena Goodwin Most Dedicated: Rena Goodwin Rookie of the Year: Abbey Stanec Most Improved: Kim Coffey Most Valuable Player: Kim Coffey CRCA All-Academic Honors: Kim Coffey, Rena Goodwin, Emma Holman, Meredith Holman, Melissa Quartarone, Abbey Stanec, Keely Stankey, Colleen Tillson and Alivia Yeager

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Kim Coffey


HISTORY/RECORDS

YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1996-97 Date 10-25-96 10-26-96 11-16-96 11-17-96 11-23-96 1-21-97 1-25-97 2-1-97 2-2-97 2-9-97

Score Air/Smallbore 1152/--1206/--1285/--1269/--1332/--1389/--1361/--1372/--1332/--1373/---

Event Murray State Invitational at UT-Martin Walsh Invitational at Kentucky Gamecock Invitational vs. Memphis Tiger Invitational Withrow Invitational UT-Martin Invitational NCAA Sectional 1997-98

Date 10-25-97 11-1-97 11-2-97 11-7-97 11-8-97 1-24-98 1-31-98 2-1-98 2-8-98 2-14-98 2-15-98 2-28-98

Score Air/Smallbore 1387/--1359/--1426/--1409/--1418/--1379/--1422/--1420/--1415/--1422/--1441/--1416/---

Event Golden Eagle Invitational vs. Austin Peay vs. Memphis Walsh Invitational Kentucky Invitational Tiger Invitational Withrow Invitational UT-Martin Invitational vs. UAB at Austin Peay NCAA Sectional vs. UT-Martin 1998-99

Date 10-3-98 11-1-98 11-6-98 11-7-98 11-8-98 11-15-98 1-23-99 1-29-99 1-30-99 2-14-99 2-27-99

Event Lady Govs Invitational vs. Austin Peay/Arkansas Walsh Invitational at Akron at Kentucky vs. Memphis Tiger Invitational UT-Martin Invitational Withrow Invitational NCAA Sectional vs. UT-Martin/UAB 1999-2000

Date 10-31-99 11-5-99 11-6-99 11-7-99 11-20-99 11-21-99 1-22-00 1-26-00 1-29-00 2-13-00 2-26-00

Event vs. Memphis/Austin Peay/Arkansas Walsh Invitational Buckeye Invitational Kentucky Invitational Wolf Creek Invitational Gamecock Invitational Tiger Invitational UT-Martin Invitational Withrow Invitational NCAA Sectional vs. Centenary

Score Air/Smallbore 1384/--1379/--1368/--1365/--1387/--1393/--1412/--1403/--1408/--1427/--1405/--Score Air/Smallbore 1405/--1450/4081 1459/4187 1428/--1424/--1458/4168 1422/--1386/3995 1384/3915 1409/4034 ---/2083

2000-01 Date 9-23-00 10-14-00 10-28-00 11-3-00 11-5-00 11-18-00 11-19-00 1-13-01

Event vs. TCU Ole Miss Invitational vs. Austin Peay/Arkansas Walsh Invitational Buckeye Invitational Mercer Invitational Gamecock Invitational UTEP Triangular

Score Air/Smallbore 1463/--1465/4328 1492/--1500/4410 1485/4456 1486/--1500/4425 1453/4391

1-20-01 1-26-01 1-27-01 2-11-01

Tiger Invitational UT-Martin Invitational Withrow Invitational NCAA Sectional

1492/--1495/4375 1493/4417 1504/4461 2001-02

Date 10-13-01 10-21-01 10-26-01 10-28-01 11-2-01 11-4-01 11-18-01 1-25-02 1-26-02 2-10-02 2-17-02 2-18-02 2-24-02

Event vs. UT-Martin OVC/GARC Invitational Ole Miss Invitational Tiger Invitational Walsh Invitational at West Virginia Gamecock Invitational UT-Martin Invitational Withrow Invitational NCAA Sectional Hawaiian Invitational Hawaiian Invitational GARC Championships

Score Air/Smallbore 1504/4357 1499/4471 1488/--1487/--1521/4490 1516/4497 1499/4476 1506/4399 1487/4430 1506/4443 1493/--1497/--1521/4562

2002-03 Date 9-28-02 10-3-02 10-5-02 10-12-02 10-26-02 10-27-02 11-8-02 11-9-02 11-23-02 1-24-03 1-25-03 2-9-03 2-23-03

Event vs. TCU/Birmingham Southern Tiger Invitational Ole Miss Invitational vs. UT-Martin vs. Xavier (at JSU) at Jacksonville State Walsh Invitational at Kentucky vs. Army/West Virginia (at Army) UT-Martin Invitational Withrow Invitational NCAA Collegiate Sectional GARC Championship 2003-04

Date 9-25-03 9-26-03 10-11-03 10-18-03 11-15-03 1-30-04 1-31-04 2-8-04 2-15-04 2-28-04 3-6-04

Event Tiger Invitational Ole Miss Invitational vs. UT-Martin vs. Tennessee Tech/Xavier (at TT) Walsh Invitational UT-Martin Invitational Withrow Invitational at Memphis NCAA Sectional GARC Championships Murray State 2004-05

Date 9-30-04 10-2-3-04 10-9-04 10-23-04 11-6-04 11-12-04 11-13-04 11-20-04 1-15-05 1-28-05 1-29-05 2-13-05 2-25-27-05

Event at Tiger Invitational Ole Miss Invitational Xavier & Memphis Kentucky at UT-Martin at Walsh Invitational at West Virginia at Nebraska Army at Withrow Invitational at UT-Martin Invitational at NCAA Sectional GARC Championships

Score Air/Smallbore 1520/--1510/--1522/4531 1536/4549 1508/4550 1517/4531 1519/4547 1521/4557 1514/4546 1503/4540 1524/4512 1523/4506 1532/4513 Score Air/Smallbore 1520/--1517/4463 1510/4571 1512/4503 1511/4519 1511/4504 1512/4513 1532/4505 1534/4522 1516/4519 1518/4544 Score Air/Smallbore 2289/2289 2306/2287 2301/2285 2306/2273 2320/2270 2321/2284 2301/2274 2331/2248 2304/2265 2311/2290 2307/2276 2293/2283 2312/2300

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 2008-09

2005-06 Date 9-22-05 10-2-05 10-22-05 11-5-05 11-12-05 11-13-05 11-19-05 1-22-06 1-28-06 1-29-06 2-4-06 2-12-06 2-26-06 3-10-06

Event at Tiger Invitational Ole Miss Invitational at Tennessee Tech & vs. Xavier Nebraska at West Virginia vs. NC State Air Force at Army at Withrow Invitational at UT-Martin Invitational Kentucky at NCAA Sectional GARC Championships NCAA Championships 2006-07

Date 10-5-06 10-7-06 10-13-06 10-14-06 10-21-06 11-4-06 1-20-07 1-27-07 1-28-07 2-3-07 2-10-07 2-24-07

Event Tiger Invitational Ole Miss Invitational Nebraska Army Kentucky/Jacksonville State UTEP Newkirk Invitational Withrow Invitational UT-Martin Invitational West Virginia NCAA Sectionals GARC Championships

Date 10-4-07 10-7-07 10-13-07 10-26-07 10-27-07 11-2-07 11-3-07 11-17-07 1-19-08 1-20-08 1-25-08 2-2-08 2-17-08 2-24-08

Event Tiger Invitational Ole Miss Invitational Murray State West Virginia Army Kentucky NC State Gamecock Invitational TCU UTEP Kentucky/Memphis Nebraska NCAA Sectionals GARC Championships

2007-08

Date 10-2-08 10-12-08 10-17-08 10-19-08 10-25-08 11-8-08 11-21-08 1-17-08 1-23-09 1-24-09 1-30-09 2-1-09 2-15-09 3-1-09

Event Tiger Invitational Ole Miss Invitational Army West Virginia UTEP/Air Force UTEP Murray State JSU/Moorehead St. Nebraska TCU Kentucky NC State NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships

Score Air/Smallbore 2294/2228 2306/2257 2316/2250 2316/2258 2312/2267 2302/2262 2320/2252 2349/2252 2327/2267 2320/2262 2317/2245 2329/2263

Date 10-1-09 10-6-09 10-31-09 11-1-09 11-7-09 11-14-09 11-15-09 1-16-09 1-23-10 1-30-10 1-31-10 2-3-10 2-13-10 2-21-10

Event Tiger Invitational Ole Miss Invitational Army Nebraska UTEP NC State Citadel Murray State Kentucky West Virginia Tennessee Tech Memphis NCAA Qualifier GARC Championships

Aggregate 4525 4544 4555 4551 4580 4527 4576 4525 4554 4561 4559 4573 4556 4576

Date 10-2-10 10-9-10 10-16-10 11-6-10 11-12-10 11-13-10 1-15-11 1-16-11 1-22-11 1-23-11 1-29-11 2-2-11 2-12-11 2-27-11

Event Ole Miss Invitational NC State Reno/JSU Reno/UTEP Army West Virginia Murray State Nebraska Kentucky Murray State UTEP Memphis NCAA Qualifier GARC Championship

Score Air/Smallbore 2297/2300 2334/2303 2319/2303 2327/2273 2319/2311 2326/2325 2327/2311 2319/2310 2323/2316 2313/2307 2332/2302 2342/2322 2326/2313 2321/2295

2009-10

2010-11

Aggregate 4517 4574 4586 4565 4569 4584 4556 4575 4579 4573 4565 4565 4606 4576 Aggregate 4472 4582 4561 4582 4583 4578 4551 4549 4581 4576 4590 4525 4609 4576 Aggregate 4602 4625 4605 4637 4642 4647 4622 4622 4654 4640 4635 4643 4588 4625

THE GREAT AMERICA RIFLE CONFERENCE In 1997, four schools came together with the goal of promoting the sport of rifle on the collegiate level. With an emphasis on ways to increase the awareness of shooting, those institutions -- Jacksonville State, Kentucky, West Virginia and Xavier -- took the first step by chartering the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC). League competition officially began with the 1997-98 season. Ole Miss became a member of the GARC in 2001-02, joining the four original schools in one of the strongest rifle conferences in the nation. The sport has grown over that time period, with the GARC taking a lead on the national scene. Since its inception, the GARC has had three national champions -- West Virginia in 1998 and 2009, Army in 2006 and Kentucky last year -- and placed 23 teams in the top five of the NCAA Championships over the past nine seasons. A total of eight teams will claim conference ties in 2011-12 as Ole Miss, Army, Kentucky, Memphis, N.C. State, Nebraska, West Virginia and Xavier will compete in the GARC this season.

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HISTORY/RECORDS

SCHOOL RECORDS (NEW SCORING SYSTEM, 2005-PRES.)

TEAM

Best Match Score (air rifle):. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2344 (GARC Championhips, 2009-10) Best Match Score (smallbore): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2325 (N.C. State, 2005-06) Best Match Score (aggregate): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4654 (Kentucky, 2010-11) Most Match Wins In a Season: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (2010-11) Best GARC Championships Finish (overall): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th (2004-05, 06-07, 10-11) Best NCAA Sectional Finish (overall): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st (Five times, MR: 2009-10) Best NCAA Championships Finish (overall): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th (2005-06)

INDIVIDUAL

Best Match Score (air rifle): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 595 - Meredith Holman Best Match Score (smallbore): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587 - Samantha Leach and Jennifer Lorenzen Highest Season Avg. (air rifle): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585.7 - Shannon Wilson (2006-07) Highest Season Avg. (smallbore): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579.2 - Shannon Wilson (2005-06)

SCHOOL RECORDS (OLD SCORING SYSTEM, 1997-04)

TEAM

Best Match Score (air rifle):. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1536 (vs. UT-Martin, 2002-03) Best Match Score (smallbore): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4571 (vs. UT-Martin, 2003-04) Most Match Wins In a Season: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 (1997-98) Best NCAA Sectional Finish (smallbore): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-2nd (2003-04) Best NCAA Sectional Finish (smallbore): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th (2000-01 and 2003-04) Best NCAA Sectional Finish (overall): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th (2004-05)

INDIVIDUAL

Best Match Score (air rifle): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391 - Megan Sandage (at Xavier, 2002-03) Best Match Score (smallbore): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1160 - Shanda Duval (GARC, 2001-02) Highest Season Avg. (air rifle): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383.3 - Megan Sandage (2002-03) Highest Season Avg. (smallbore): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1147.1 - Megan Sandage (2002-03)

OLE MISS IN THE JUNIOR OLYMPICS In athletics, the success of a program can often be measured by the results produced during the course of a season. The schedule is examined, scores are tallied and "W’s” and "L’s” are stacked up. But, the true measure of the pieces that comprise a program can be gained by looking beyond the season. What an athlete is able to accomplish in the off-season can give a greater insight into the pieces of the bigger picture. Such is the case with members of the Ole Miss rifle team who have been given opportunities to shine in both the regular season and in individual competitions away from the program. The Rebels have had a tremendous amount of success during their 12 regular seasons under the guidance of head coach Valerie Boothe. But, what the individuals who comprise the Ole Miss rifle program have been able to achieve in the off-season is, without question, a great accomplishment as well. Fifteen members of the program have participated in the Junior Olympics. In 2009, current Rebels Keely Stankey and Colleen Tillson both claimed top 10 finishes in the air rifle, while Meredith Holman placed tenth out of 94 shooters in the air rifle at the 2008 U.S. Junior Olympic Championships. Shannon Wilson added another accomplishment to a stellar season by winning the gold at the 2006 U.S. Junior Olympics women's rifle smallbore competition. Wilson bested 57 shooters to take home first place in the two-day event held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She won the event with a score of 1251.6 and went on to represent her country at the 2006 World Shooting Championships. In 2005, Jennifer Lorenzen competed in her second Junior Olympics and finished sixth in the 50-meter smallbore. Casey Phillips and Shannon Wilson also competed in 2005. Lorenzen won a bronze medal the year before in the 50-meter smallbore. Other Rebels to compete include: Laura Gavin (2003), Samantha Leach (2003), Mara Polonsky (2003), Megan Roberts (2003), Megan Sandage (2003), Shanda Duval (2002), Katie Trickett (2001) and Maranda Stockton (2000).

ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS (1997-2011) -BSamantha Ball • 1999-2000-01 Misty Ballard • 1998-1999-2001-02 MaryAnn Banks • 2011 Jill Barnes • 1999 Jennifer Butler • 1997 -CKim Coffey • 2010-11 Natalie Coughlin • 2006 Jessica Crockett • 1997-98-99-2000 Jennifer Curry • 2000 -DShanda Duval • 2002-03 -GLaura Gavin • 2003-04 Rena Godwin • 2011 -HCori Hawkins • 2008 Kimberly Hickey • 1997-98 Emma Holman • 2010-11 Meredith Holman • 2008-09-10 -11 Jessica Hornby • 2006-07-08-09

-LSamantha Leach • 2003-04-05-06 Stacie Leatherman • 2008 Jennifer Lorenzen • 2004-05-06-07

-RKyleen Rierson • 1997 Megan Roberts • 2002-03 Kelly Rosales • 2011

-MJessica McClain • 2004-05-06-07 Jennifer McKinney • 1999

-SMegan Sandage • 2003-04-05-06 Pam Smith • 2006-07 Abbey Stanec • 2011 Keely Stankey • 2009-10-11 Maranda Stockton • 2000-01-02-03 Erica Swanson • 2008-09

-NTiffani Norman • 1999 -PKristin Parker • 2001-02-03 Casey Phillips • 2005-06-07-08 Natasha Phillips • 2004-05-06 Mara Polonsky • 2004-05-06-07 Cinnamon Pugh • 1999 Melissa Putnam • 1997-98 Amy Pyron • 1997-98 -QMelissa Quaratrone • 2011

-TColleen Tillson • 2009-10-11 Katie Trickett • 2001 -WShannon Wilson • 2005-06-07-08 -YAlivia Yeager • 2011 Current members in Italics

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REBEL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING OBJECTIVE: The primary objective for the University of Mississippi Strength and Conditioning program is to help each athlete be the best they can be. In order to reach this goal, there are several components that must be addressed. There are general needs such as speed, power, agility and strength that must be met for each athlete. But in further development, functional training is used to meet the athletes specific needs based on their sport and position. Lastly, there is a mental component that helps the athlete prepare for the demands that will be placed on them during competition. Ole Miss athletes use a wide variety of training methods, from Olympic-style lifting, to high intensity machine training, to the use of chains, tires and sandbags, all combining together to help each athlete be their best. There are no greater facilities at which to train athletes than the majestic Indoor Practice Facility. When entering the IPF’s 10,000-square-foot weight room, the Ole Miss players are quickly reminded of the championship philosophy that head football strength coach Don Decker and the Rebel staff set forth. The facility, which is entering its eighth year of existence, is enhanced with visual messages and houses state-of-theart training equipment. Besides the hundreds of weights, the room also contains a variety of Hammer Strength machines, numerous Life Fitness cardiovascular machines and a fully-stocked nutrition center.

With the IPF’s full-sized indoor practice field, the Rebels’ extensive workouts touch on every area of fitness and conditioning and prepare their bodies fully for intense SEC battles. As a staff we are always trying to improve our program to give our student-athletes every opportunity to be successful. In our experience, success comes from discipline, training and ruthlessly high standards, which helps lead an Ole Miss Rebel to victory.

OLE MISS SPORTS MEDICINE Prevention. Treatment. Rehabilitation. Education. Those are the four primary phases of athletic training, and the Ole Miss Sports Medicine staff strives to fulfill all four areas when working with the student-athletes on a daily basis. “Our Athletic Trainers are allied healthcare professionals and we strive to provide quality healthcare based on the latest in medical research,” said Shannon Singletary, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/ Strength & Conditioning. “By doing this we hope to not only provide our athletes with a better chance of winning on the field, but also give them an opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle.” Led by a medical director and a full-time director of musculoskeletal medicine, Ole Miss student-athletes are offered the best care possible by the Sports Medicine staff, which includes 10 full-time athletic trainers, three graduate assistants and several student assistants. The staff serves the student-athletes nearly around-the-clock and at numerous facilities on campus. The Athletic Trainers begin treatments and rehabilitation as early as 6:30 a.m. and are available until the last student-athlete is through. There are currently five athletic training facilities on campus. The staff treats out of two primary athletic training rooms, in the Indoor Practice Facility and the Starnes Athletic Training Center, with four other satellite athletic training rooms, located at Tad Smith Coliseum, Gillom Center, Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field and the Basketball Practice Facility.

The IPF and Starnes Center training rooms are stocked with equipment such as stationary bikes, hand weights, therapeutic modalities, and recent technology like underwater treadmills and Biodex testing equipment. Each component is strategically designed to not only give the student-athletes the best care, but also to aid in returning them to competition as quickly and safely as possible. Singletary said the emphasis is on the student-athlete’s health, first and foremost. Ole Miss Sports Medicine has strong working relationships with local physicians and Baptist Memorial Hospital, located less than five minutes from the campus. In addition, specialists from the University’s Medical Center in Jackson are often consulted.

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the University of Mississippi Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to advance the University's role as a major comprehensive institution of higher learning dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The Department will produce competitive and entertaining athletic teams, by recruiting qualified student-athletes, coaches and staff from diverse backgrounds, providing equal opportunities regardless of ethnicity or gender. The Department will prepare student-athletes to be productive members of society by assisting in their development of academic, athletic, social, and leadership skills within an environment which fosters integrity, sportsmanship, and emotional, physical, and mental well being. 20 | REBEL RIFLE 2011-12

Operating within the principles of sound fiscal management, the Department will sponsor athletic teams which reflect the interest of the citizens of Mississippi and promote enthusiasm, financial support, cohesiveness, and loyalty within the University community. Demonstrating leadership in all decisions which impact the University, the Southeastern Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletics Association, the Department will conduct itself in an ethical and honest manner.


ATHLETICS SUPPORT

STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC SUPPORT Ole Miss student-athletes not only have the opportunity to play in one of the best conferences in the nation, they also attend a university that is world-renowned for its academics. Under Karen Schiferl, the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Support, the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Support has made great strides in improving the environment for Ole Miss student-athletes. Schiferl is assisted by three assistant directors, four full-time academic counselors, three learning specialists and numerous tutors and academic mentors. The mission of the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Support is to provide quality developmental and need-based programs to help student-athletes become independent and self-reliant learners. In an environment that promotes student development, the staff provides support for all studentathletes from the time they arrive on campus through graduation. The staff provides resources, experience and knowledge empowering each studentathlete to reach his/her academic, career and personal potential. The OSAAS staff pursues this mission by promoting academic success with integrity, strict adherence to university, SEC and NCAA rules, and a dedication to excellence. Among all sports, Ole Miss had 135 student-athletes named to the SEC Academic Honor Rolls in 2010-11. With Ole Miss athletics taking its place amongst the best in the nation, the Student-Athlete Academic Support staff hopes that Rebel graduates of today have a great impact in the future of

tomorrow. Last season the Ole Miss rifle team placed five members (Kim Coffey, Emma Holman, Meredith Holman, Keely Stankey and Colleen Tillson) on the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll, while four (MaryAnn Banks, Melissa Quartarone, Abigail Stanec and Alivia Yeager) were SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll selections. In addition, nine members (Kim Coffey, Rena Goodwin, Emma Holman, Meredith Holman, Melissa Quartarone, Abbey Stanec, Keely Stankey, Colleen Tillson and Alivia Yeager) earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Honors.

Karen Schiferl Senior Associate AD for Academic Support

Jon Nance Academic Counselor (Rifle)

REBEL READY

Rebel Ready - CHAMPS Life Skills is a well-rounded program for student-athletes to develop individual skills necessary to lead successful lives and become leaders for our communities and nation. The program consists of these five vital components: • The Commitment to Academic Excellence is promoted through a full range of services that include orientation, advising, tutoring, academic skills training and the recognition of academic excellence. • The Commitment to Athletic Excellence is developed by the department’s 10 women’s and eight men’s intercollegiate sports teams. The sponsorship is based on equity and compliance to all University, NCAA and Southeastern Conference rules and regulations.

Who Is A Prospect?

• The Commitment to Career Development is a joint effort of the Ole Miss Athletic Department and Career Center. The goal is to prepare student-athletes for their transition out of sports and into the career development process. Career development components of the program include special workshops and programs for studentathletes and a senior resume brochure. • The Commitment to Personal Development is promoted through life skills and personal development seminars and sponsorship of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. • The Commitment to Service is promoted—in conjunction with the University Counseling Center—through many community service projects throughout the year. The Ole Miss student-athletes are very involved in the community and the community service program continues to grow.

NCAA COMPLIANCE

A prospective student-athlete is defined as an athlete who has begun classes for the ninth grade. However, it is possible for a younger student to be considered a prospect if the institution (or a representative of its athletic interests) provides the student (or family member) benefits not provided to prospects generally.

Who May Contact a Prospect During the Recruiting Process?

All in-person, on and off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospect (or family) are limited to authorized institutional staff members or full-time enrolled students at the institution. All other persons are prohibited from engaging in any personal, telephone or written contact with the prospect (or family) for encouraging participation in the institution’s athletics programs.

How and When May a Prospect Be Contacted?

In all sports, a prospect may not be contacted in-person, off-campus until their senior year in high school. Prospects may not receive correspondence from an institution until their junior year in high school (exception: men’s basketball - June 15 after sophomore year). Questionnaires and camp brochures may be sent prior to the junior year.

When May a Prospect Visit an Institution’s Campus?

Prospects may visit an institution’s campus at their own expense (“unofficial visit”) and receive complimentary passes to an athletic contest anytime except during “dead periods.” Check with the institution for dates. There is no limit to the number of times a prospect may visit a campus at his/her own

expense. Prospects may receive an expense paid visit (“official visit”) only after they have begun classes for their senior year and have registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center and submitted transcripts and test scores to the institution. Prospects are limited to a maximum of five official visits with no more than one per institution.

What is Considered “Being Recruited?”

A prospect is considered recruited if a coach, staff member or representative of the institution’s athletic interest (booster) attempts to persuade a prospect (or family member) to enroll at their institution and participate in the athletics program. A student is considered “recruited” if any of the following actions are taken: 1) the institution provides the prospect with an “official visit” (i.e., expenses paid) to its campus; 2) a coach arranges for an in-person, off-campus (home or prospect’s school) encounter with the prospect; 3) receiving more than one telephone call from a coach for recruiting purposes; 4) issuing an NLI or university athletic scholarship.

What Should a Prospect Do During the Recruiting Process?

Prospects should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center during their junior year in high school. Contact your high school guidance counselor or call the NCAA Eligibility Center at (877) 262-1492 for more information. The NCAA publishes “The Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete,” which may be downloaded from the NCAA website. If you should have any questions, visit the Compliance web page at www.OleMissSports.com or call the University of Mississippi Athletic Compliance Office at (662) 915-1594.

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FEDEX ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER FedEx Corporation announced on April 14, 2005, a $2.5 million gift over five years to the University of Mississippi to create an academic support center for student-athletes. In May 2007, the vision became reality as the FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Support Center opened its doors to Rebel athletes. The center provides state-of-the-art computer facilities and space for study halls and tutoring for men and women student-athletes, as well as additional classrooms for all students. “FedEx has always been a strong supporter of educational initiatives at all levels,” said Mike Glenn, executive vice president of marketing development and corporate communications. “This contribution to the University of Mississippi is an extension of our commitment to helping improve the academic resources available to students, and student-athletes in particular.” Glenn said FedEx and Ole Miss are committed to providing a strong academic foundation to enable students to reach their full potential.

The money has been used to renovate a portion of the Starnes Athletic Center—which formerly housed football locker rooms, a weight room and training facilities—next to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on All-American Drive. The 22,500-square-foot building now houses the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Support, including offices, conference rooms, 20 large and small group tutoring rooms, a large study area, a multi-media classroom, computer lab and 150-seat high-tech auditorium. The project was completed in May 2007 with an approximate cost of $5 million. In accepting the FedEx gift, university officials said the new center provides an important link in the university’s goal to compete at the highest level in every aspect of its intercollegiate programs. “American public universities are the best in the world largely because of the generosity of American corporations,” said then-UM Chancellor Robert Khayat. “FedEx sets the standard for philanthropy by which others are measured. In this case, Ole Miss student-athletes are the primary beneficiaries, but all our students will benefit and, as a result,

our entire state benefits.” Athletics Director Pete Boone said the FedEx Academic Support Center plays a valuable role in preparing studentathletes for success after their collegiate playing days are over. “In recruiting, we make a commitment to young men and women and their parents. We promise to provide a positive environment of support to help them achieve their maximum potential in their academic and athletic pursuits,” said Boone. “The FedEx Academic Support Center enables Ole Miss to go beyond that promise. The Center’s front-line technology and classroom environment provide our studentathletes one of the best learning environments in the country.” In addition to its latest gift to the University, FedEx supports several endowed scholarship programs, the Whitten Chair in Law, the Lott Leadership Institute, the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and William Faulkner’s historic home, Rowan Oak.

GILLOM SPORTS CENTER AND COMPLEX Since its opening in July 1997, the Gillom Sports Center has played a major role in the continued rise of Ole Miss women’s athletics at regional and national levels of competition. The building houses offices and locker rooms for the rifle, soccer, softball and volleyball programs, and contains three indoor tennis courts and a championship volleyball court. Since 1997, the women’s tennis program has made nine NCAA Tournament appearances, won the SEC Tournament once and claimed the SEC Western Division title twice. The Rebel soccer program has made four NCAA Tournament appearances and won three SEC West crowns. Volleyball has earned a pair of NCAA Tournament berths, and rifle finished sixth in the 2006 NCAA Championships. On April 28, 2000, the complex was dedicated as the Gillom Sports Center in honor of Lady Rebel basketball legends Peggie and Jennifer Gillom. The sisters Gillom are the top two scorers in the history of the program. The facility, which was built on the University’s intramural fields on Hathorn Road near Highway 6, is a metal structure with a brick front carrying the theme of several other campus edifices. Other than the locker rooms and offices, the 54,142 22 | REBEL RIFLE 2011-12

square-foot building contains a training room, a laundry room, two visitors’ locker rooms and equipment and team meeting rooms for soccer, softball and volleyball. Recent upgrades to the soccer team meeting room have added stunning color photo displays, three flat-panel televisions and updated video editing equipment. The volleyball championship court and tennis courts have lower seating areas, and a mezzanine level that runs across the upper portion of the building for a higher perspective on matches. The volleyball court underwent major

renovations for the 2010 season, arranging the space for an even better fan experience. The 1,500-seat Ole Miss Soccer Stadium, which opened in 1997 and hosted the 2002 SEC Tournament, is located behind the multi-sport facility. The recently renovated 1,000-seat softball complex is located across Hathorn Road from the facility. Featured at the complex is a state-of-the-art indoor hitting facility, one of the few such softball-only facilities in the nation. The softball complex hosted the 2011 SEC Softball Tournament.


UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

DR. DANIEL W. JONES | CHANCELLOR

PETE BOONE | ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

From an early age, Dr. Daniel W. Jones knew his career aspirations revolved around medicine and leadership. And while a physician leading a comprehensive university isn’t a common arrangement, Jones’ appointment as the 16th chancellor of the University of Mississippi is no surprise to anyone familiar with his record of leadership and achievements at the UM Medical Center in Jackson and the American Heart Association. Jones became chancellor on July 1, 2009, and oversees the campuses in Oxford, Jackson, Southaven, Tupelo and Grenada. Vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine since 2003, Jones served as the Medical Center’s chief executive officer, overseeing five schools and the health system. Under his leadership, UMMC restructured its clinical enterprise to create a more agile, market-responsive organization focused on quality, efficiency and clinical leadership. The work resulted in a turnaround in financial performance and selection as one of the Thomson Top 100 Hospitals in America. Jones’ leadership team also expanded the Medical Center’s commitment to minority scholarships, rural medicine and the elimination of health disparities. Enrollment of underrepresented medical students increased 80 percent in five years. They also led a campaign that raised $53 million, expanded the medical school’s class size from 100 students to 120 students per class and reorganized the medical faculty clinical practice plan from 17 individual practice groups to a single, unified one, facilitating more efficient management and improved patient care. Under his watch, the Medical Center’s research enterprise has been reinvigorated with completion of the Arthur C. Guyton Research Center, acquisition of funding for a research park and increased research funding. A native Mississippian, Jones graduated from Mississippi College in 1971, earned his M.D. in 1975 at UMMC and completed his residency in internal medicine there in 1978. He had a private practice in Laurel, then went to Korea as a medical missionary in 1985. He returned to the UM Medical Center as a faculty member in 1992 and was named the school’s Herbert G. Langford Professor of Medicine in 1998. He directed the hypertension division and led many clinical studies funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of health. He played a crucial role in the acquisition of funding from NHLBI to create the Jackson Heart Study and was its first principal investigator. As the only large scale study of cardiovascular risk factors in African-Americans, Jones had to overcome the understandable reluctance of African Americans to participate in research and to build consensus among the three participating institutions - Jackson State University, Tougaloo College and UMMC. Neither had ever collaborated in such a massive undertaking. The new chancellor began volunteering for the American Heart Association 20 years ago and became its national president in 2007-2008. He was one of the early voices in AHA leadership to call attention to the growing problem of childhood obesity and heart disease in women. He was AHA’s national spokesperson on high blood pressure. Jones is married to Lydia Channell Jones, also a Mississippi College graduate. They have two children, Jennifer Jones Flechas of Oxford and Jason Jones of Clinton.

In his 13 years as the University of Mississippi’s Director of Athletics, Pete Boone has overseen dramatic facility improvements across the athletics department, allowing Ole Miss student-athletes and teams to compete at the highest levels in the nation’s most competitive conference. Boone’s personal relationship with Ole Miss runs deep, beginning in 1968 when the Grenada, Miss., native first stepped on the Oxford campus as a center on the Rebel football team, playing first for legendary coach John Vaught and then coach Billy Kinard as he earned three letters (1970-72). During Boone’s 13 years as Director of Athletics, Ole Miss has experienced continued growth from adding sports to his overseeing in excess of $140 million in athletics improvements. A number of projects are currently in the final planning stages or recently completed as Ole Miss continues to meet the challenges of the 21st century both on and off the field of competition. Underway is a $3 million renovation of the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center, site of many men’s and women’s NCAA Regionals and host of the 2012 Women’s SEC Tournament. Several major projects are on the horizon with the launching of the Foward Together capital campaign that includes plans for a new arena, a north end zone expansion of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and other projects. Under Boone’s watch, the athletics department remains committed to young men and women student-athletes and their parents, promising to provide a positive environment of support to help them achieve their maximum potential in their academic and athletic pursuits. The FedEx StudentAthlete Academic Support Center’s front-line technology and classroom environment provide Ole Miss student-athletes one of the best learning environments in the country. While Boone’s focus has been to provide student-athletes, coaches and administrative staff with every opportunity to succeed, he has represented Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference on a number of regional and national committees. In August of 2008, Boone was elected Chairman of the SEC Athletics Directors Committee. Boone, a 1972 graduate of Ole Miss with a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance, is married to the former Scottye Howard of Grenada. The couple has two sons, Taylor and Lexie. Taylor is married to the former Laurel Joachim of Atlanta, Ga. Taylor and Laurel have two future Ole Miss Rebels -- a son, Morgan (9) and a daughter, Pharis Louise (4). Lexie is married to the former Kim Deuel of Binghamton, N.Y.

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Ole Miss was the center of worldwide attention as the host of the first presidential debate of 2008 between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama, held Sept. 26 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on campus.

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2009 AND 2010 COTTON BOWL CHAMPIONS

OutstandinG ATHLETICS

MIKE WALLACE

Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLV Led NFL with seven 100-yard games in 2010

BRITTNEY REESE

2-time defending world long jump champion 2008 Olympian

CHRIS COGHLAN

Florida Marlins 2009 NL Rookie of the Year


JONATHAN RANDOLPH

RICKY ROBERTSON

2010 All-American Men & Women advanced to 2011 NCAAs

4-time All-American 4-time SEC high jump champion

OLE MISS IN 2010-11 16 All-America selections 28 All-Conference selections 135 Academic All-Conference selections

26 National academic honorees 8 Postseason team participants 7 Professional draft picks

MARCEL THIEMANN

REGINA THOMAS

ARMINTIE PRICE

CHRIS WARREN

2011 All-American Men & Women advanced to 2011 NCAAs

2007 WNBA Rookie of the Year Helped lead team to 2010 WNBA Finals

2011 All-American Led team to 2011 NCAAs

2-time All-SEC 2011 NCAA free throw champion


THE GROVE Regarded as one of the world’s top sporting traditions, tailgating on football Saturdays at Ole Miss is one of those activities that every sports fan should take the opportunity to indulge in at some point in their life. Ten acres of lush green grass, watched over by majestic oak trees in the middle of the Ole Miss campus, are transformed from a tranquil picnic spot into tailgating paradise when thousands of football fans crowd into every corner of the land. Weaving through the myriad of red and blue tents, one is bound to encounter a few of the most extravagant set-ups in all of tailgating - fine china, chandeliers, big-screen satellite TVs. Of course, many tents are a bit simpler, but the unique atmosphere still encourages sundresses and high heels for the ladies and coats and ties for the men. Food and drink are abundant. “Hotty Toddy” can always be heard chanted among the trees. Champions walk through it. There is nowhere else like it. It is ... The Grove.

Nation’s No. 1 Tailgating School (Sports Illustrated)

Nation’s No. 2 College Football Tailgating Spot (ESPN)

“The Holy Grail of tailgating sites” (The Sporting News)

“The mother and mistress of outdoor ritual mayhem”

(New York Times)

“The mecca of tailgating in American sports” (Columbia Missourian)

“In Oxford lies the most magical place on all of God’s green, football-playing Earth: the Grove.” (SI on Campus)


ANNUAL DOUBLE DECKER ARTS FESTIVAL

OxfOrd MISSISSIPPI “I wish everybody could come here. I feel sorry for the people that have never been to Oxford, Mississippi. They don’t know what they’re missing.” - Eli Manning

Oxford’s thriving music scene has recently welcomed such acts as American Idol winner David Cook, Vince Gill, B.B. King, Soulja Boy, Three 6 Mafia and Wilco. Artists that have recorded at local Sweet Tea Studios include the Counting Crows, Gavin DeGraw, Ben Folds, the Hives, Jars of Clay and Modest Mouse. Oxford’s Lyric was recently named one of the top 100 music club venues in the world by Pollstar, the leading concert industry trade publication.

Top 6 College Towns in America (USA Today) 100 Best Small Towns (USA Today) Top 100 Places to Live (Money Magazine)

Celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson and Faith Hill regularly visit Oxford for charity events and performances.


SHOOTING FACILITIES

“We certainly have one of the best facilities anywhere. I believe it sets the standard for shooting ranges in the country. From the actual range, to the team locker room, to our electronic targets, it is the type of facility that everyone strives to have. That’s why we continue to host the top teams in the nation every year.” - Head Coach Valerie Boothe