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Introduction Table of Contents Quick Facts 2012-13 Schedule

Meet the Team 2012-13 Roster Head Coach Ian Coffey

RADFORD 1 2 3

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Diving Coach Patrick Pyrch Returnees Profiles

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This is RU Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Dedmon Center Natatorium

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Radford University President Penelope Kyle

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Athletics Director Robert Lineburg

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This is Radford University

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The New River Valley

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Campus Life

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Student-Athlete Support Services

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Strength and Conditioning

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Athletic Training / Sports Medicine

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Credits The 2012-13 Radford University Swimming & Diving Guide was written and edited by Brian Stanley and designed by the Radford University Office of Athletic Communications. The Publication was designed using InDesign

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and Photoshop CS5. Additional editing and historical research provided by The Big South Conference and Gene Hyde, archivist at Radford University’s McConnell Library. Photography: Tim Cowie, Lora Gordon, Dyann Busse (Red Rocket Pho-

SWIMMING & DIVING tography), Todd Drexler and Athletic Communications.

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RADFORD University Facts

Location Radford, Va. Founded 1910 Enrollment 9,370 Nickname Highlanders Colors Red, White, Navy Blue Facility/Capacity Dedmon Center Natatorium/500 Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) President Penelope W. Kyle (Guilford College) Director of Athletics Robert Lineburg (Roanoke, 1991) Website www.RadfordAthletics.com

2012 Quick Facts

SWIMMING & Diving History

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First Year All-Time Record CCSA Record All-Time Conference Record (CCSA & NEC)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Alma Mater, Year Record at Radford (Years) Career Record (Years) CCSA Record Diving Coach Alma Mater, Year Team Manager Alma Mater, Year Student Assistant Coach Pool Phone

Ian Coffey / First Year La Salle ‘99 First Season Same First Season Patrick Pyrch / First Year Charter Oaks State College ‘12 Ashley Maness / First Year Radford ‘12 Fallon Parker (540) 831-5876

2012-13 Team Facts Mission Statement

The mission of the Radford University Intercollegiate Athletic Program is to provide an environment in which student-athletes may build character and strive for the highest ideals in life through education and participation in intercollegiate athletics. Central to this mission are the following core principles: Intercollegiate athletic participation is an integral part of the educational mission of the University and athletic competition is offered to enhance the total development of the student. Through the Intercollegiate Athletic Program, the University endeavors to provide student-athletes with proper direction and motivation to help them grow academically, athletically, morally and socially. Radford University’s Intercollegiate Athletic Program supports equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and staff, including women and minorities, and is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that values cultural diversity. The University strives for excellence in all athletic programs within the boundaries of integrity and honesty, and adheres to the principles of fair play and amateur athletic competition as defined by the NCAA. The Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Radford University endeavors to maintain a strong and competitive NCAA Division I Program in all sponsored sports. Intercollegiate athletic competition aims not only to enhance the total development of the student-athlete, but also to benefit and enhance spirit and school pride among the entire student body, the University, the surrounding community, and the Commonwealth. Radford University’s Intercollegiate Athletic Program embraces the NCAA’s principle of sportsmanship and ethical conduct through promoting the characteristics of courtesy, fairness, and respect.

2001-02 52-93 19-30 36-41

2011-12 Overall Record 2011-12 Conference Record (CCSA Finals Finish) Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen Swimmer/Divers

5-11 4-8 (9th) 2 6 3 7 15/3

AthleticS communications Assistant Director (SW&D Contact) Office Phone Cell Phone Email Assistant A.D. Office Phone Email Assistant Director Office Phone Email

Brian Stanley (540) 831-6884 (540) 818-6656 bmstanley@radford.edu Tom Galbraith (540) 831-5726 tgalbraith@radford.edu Brian Cox (540) 831-5211 bcox27@radford.edu

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DATE

DAY OPPONENT LOCATION TIME

Oct. 12

Fri.

at North Carolina A&T

Greensboro, N.C.

Oct. 20

Sat.

UNC ASHEVILLE *

RADFORD

Oct. 27

Sat.

at Campbell * (Brenau)

Buies Creek, N.C.

1:00

Nov. 3

Sat.

at Marshall

Huntington, W.Va.

11:00 am

Nov. 15-17

Thu-Sat.

HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL

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(UNC Asheville, Campbell, Millersville, Mount St. Mary’s, N.C. A&T)

Dec. 1

Sat.

at James Madison (Mt. St. Mary’s)

Harrisonburg, Va.

1:00

Jan. 5

Sat.

at North Florida * (South Georgia St.) Jacksonville, Fla.

12:00

Jan. 7

Mon.

at Florida Gulf Coast *

Fort Myers, Fla.

3:00

Jan. 26

Sat.

at St. Francis (Pa.) (Siena)

Loreto, Pa.

1:00

Feb. 2

Sat.

CCSA Duels (at Davidson)

Davidson, N.C.

1:00

CCSA Championships

Athens, Ga.

2013 NCAA championships March 21-23

NCAA Championships

Indianapolis, Ind.

11:00 am

All Day

2012-13 Schedule

Feb. 21-23

5:00

BOLD ALL CAPS Denotes Home Matches * Denotes CCSA Conference Opponents Times listed are Eastern Standard Time

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HOMETOWN

PREVIOUS SCHOOL

Jessica Baker Claire Doherty Mary Flinn Jessica Frazelle Sarah Fredericksen Skye Hickling Jordan Jessee Reagan Padgett Kelsey Parshall Alex Poletti Meaghan Rowley Kathryn Ruch Haley Schweitzer Yvonne Smith Morgan Sullivan Sydney Sweet Shannon Triebwasser Emily Turner

5-3 5-4 5-3 5-5 4-11 5-8 5-4 5-6 5-10 5-7 5-6 5-3 5-4 5-10 5-2 5-8 5-7 5-4

Winchester, Va. Chesapeake, Va. Stafford, Va. Lexington, N.C. Forest, Va. Midlothian, Va. Norton, Va. Durham, N.C. Mineral, Va Afton, Va. Smithfield, Va. Midlothian, Va. Chesapeake, Va. Palmyra, Va. Hampton, Va. Cary, N.C. Shelton, Conn. Baltimore, Md.

John Handley Hickory Brooke Point West Davidson Jefferson Forest Cosby John I. Burton Durham School of Arts Louisa Western Albemarle Smithfield Cosby Great Bridge Fluvanna County Kecoughtan Green Hope Shelton Eastern Technical

2012 Roster

NAME Event

Fly/Free Free/Fly Back/Free Back/Free Dis. Free/Fly Diver Breast Back/Free Diver Diver Back/Free Free Breast/IM Free Free Breast/Free Back/Free Free/IM

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

Head Coach: Ian Coffey (La Salle ‘99 / First Season) Diving Coach: Patrick Pyrch (Charter Oak State College / First Season) Team Manager: Ashley Maness (Radford ‘12 / First Season) Head Coach: Fallon Parker (First Season)

PRONUNCIATIONS

Jessica Frazelle....................................................FRUH-Zell Reagan Padgett.......................................................RAY-gun Meaghan Rowley................................................... ROW-Lee Kathryn Ruch.................................................................Ruck Shannon Triebwasser..................................... Treeb-wasser Patrick Pyrch................................................................Perch

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BY STATE/COUNTRY VIRGINIA (13): Baker, Doherty, Flinn, Fredericksen, Hickling, Jessee, Parshall, Poletti, Rowley, Ruch, Schweitzer, Smith, Sullivan NORTH CAROLINA (3): Frazelle, Radgett, Sweet CONNECTICUT (1): Triebwasser MARYLAND (1): Turner

BY CLASS SENIORS (2): Ruch, Turner JUNIORS (6): Frazelle, Hickling, Poletti, Rowley, Schweitzer, Sweet SOPHOMORES (3): Baker, Doherty, Sullivan FRESHMEN (7): Flinn, Fredericksen, Jessee, Padgett, Parshall, Smith, Triebwasser

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IAN COFFE Y

head coach ♦ First Year

On July 5, 2012, Ian Coffey was named head coach of Radford’s Swimming and Diving program. Coffey becomes the third head coach in the program’s history, which was elevated to intercollegiate status in 2001.

A Jenkintown, Pa. native, Coffey comes to Radford after spending four seasons as the head women’s coach at Mansfield University, a Division II program and member of the Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference (PSAC). During his tenure, Coffey oversaw the enhancement both in the quality and quantity of the Mountaineer swimming program. His early successes were highlighted during his second season in Mansfield, Pa. In 2009-10, Coffey guided two swimmers to PSAC individual qualifying times as well as sending relay teams to the PSAC Championship. A 1999 graduate of La Salle University, Coffey got his start in collegiate coaching right here in the New River Valley as a graduate assistant coach at Virginia Tech from 2000-02. He has also served as an assistant coach at Syracuse (2002-04) and Villanova (2004-08). Coffey got his first taste of coaching while an undergrad at La Salle when he served as the head women’s swim coach at Mount St. Joseph’s Academy. In his last stint prior to Mansfield, Coffey spent four seasons with the Villanova Wildcats. Along with coaching mid-distance, sprint and stroke groups, he was responsible for national and international level recruiting and served as the team academic coordinator. Several of his swimmers went on to become Big East Champions and NCAA qualifiers over his four years.

Coaching Profiles

Coffey brings over 13 years of coaching experience, which includes stints as head coach at the collegiate and high school level and assistant coaching stops at three different BIG EAST institutions.

Along with running the swimming and diving program, Coffey will serve as the Dedmon Center’s natatorium director. Coffey graduated with a B.A. in history from La Salle in 1999 and received his M.S. in physical education and heath promotions from Virginia Tech in 2002.

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patrick pyrch diving coach ♦ first year

Coaching Profiles

Patrick Pyrch enters his first season as Radford University’s diving coach.

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Pyrch comes to the New River Valley after gaining 35 years of competition and coaching experience in the northeast, including the last 20 in his home state of Connecticut. Since 1994, he was head coach of the Connecticut Elite Divers’ springboard diving program. During his time in East Lyme, his athletes dove at the state, region and national level. In addition to working with the club program, Pyrch received his first taste of collegiate coaching when he was named Wesleyan University’s head diving coach in 1994. He spent 12 seasons with the Cardinals, where he groomed four Division III All-Americans and National Championship qualifiers.

Along with developing All-Americans, Pyrch was one himself. While competing at Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, Pa.), Pyrch was a seven-time AllAmerican between 1978-83 and won the 1980 Division III 3-Meter Board National Championship. Following his completion of collegiate competition, Pyrch returned to his home state and joined the club coaching ranks. He served as the assistant age group coach (198394) with the JP Divers in New Haven, Conn., a club associated with Yale and Southern Connecticut State University. A certified United States Diving Safety Certified Coach, Pyrch recently earned his B.S. in business administration from Charter Oak State College in August, 2012. He will serve as the Dedmon Center Natatorium’s manager.

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Meet the Highlanders

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RADFORD

Kathryn

Meet the Highlanders

Emily

Posing on the lobby staircase IN the new college of

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Seniors

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Kathryn ruch Senior ♌ freest yle

PERSONAL BESTS

50 yd Freestyle 26.85 (L) | 2/16/12 | CCSA Championships

200 yd Freestyle 2:06.97 | 2/17/11 | CCSA Championships 500 YD Freestyle 5:39.56 | 2009-10 1000 YD Freestyle 11:33.14 | 10/30/10 | vs. ODU (Virginia Beach) 1650 YD Freestyle 19:33.59 | 11/19/09 | HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL

PERSONAL

Kathryn Leigh Ruch is the daughter of Bill and Kimberly Ruch... Has an older sister, Kristen... Majoring in elementary education.

5-3 MIDLOTHIAN, Va. CoSBY

Returner Profiles

100 yd Freestyle 58.30 | 2/18/12 | CCSA Championships

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emily TUrner Senior ♦ Freest yle, IM

Returnee Profiles

PERSONAL BESTS

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50 yd Freestyle 25.16 | 11/19/09 | Highlander Invitational 100 yd Freestyle 54.30 | 2/19/11 | CCSA Championships 200 yd Freestyle 2:00.98 | 10/31/09 | James madison 100 YD Butterfly 59.73 | 2/17/12 | CCSA Championships 200 YD ButterflY 2:13.48 | 2/17/11 | CCSA Championships 200 YD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 2:09.91 | 2/17/11 | CCSA Championships

PERSONAL

5-4 BALTIMORE, MD. EaStern Technical

Emily Sarah Turner is the daughter of Andy and Jennifer Turner... Has two older siblings: Joseph and Jessica... Coached Radford University’s Club Swim Team during the 2009-10 season... Held Annapolis Swim Club’s 50-meter free record.

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jessica Frazelle Junior ♌ Backstroke, freest yle

PERSONAL BESTS

100 YD BACKSTROKE 59.00 (L) | 2/18/11 | CCSA Championships 200 YD BACKSTROKE 2:06.92 | 2/17/11 | CCSA Championships 50 yd Freestyle 25.43 (L) | 2/16/12 | CCSA Championships 100 yd Freestyle 56.69 | 10/15/10 | MARSHALL 200 yd Freestyle 1:58.76 | 2/17/11 | CCSA Championships

PERSONAL

Jessica Lauren Frazelle is the daughter of Steve and Karen Frazelle... Has a younger sibling, Chase... Majoring in biology.

5-5 leXinGton, n.c. WeSt davidSon

Returner Profiles

50 YD BACKSTROKE 28.11 | 1/9/12 | at Florida Gulf Coast

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skye hickling

Returnee Profiles

JUNIOR ♌ Diver

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PERSONAL BESTS

1-METER BOARD 258.90 | 1/28/12 | CCSA Duals (at Davidson) 3-METER BOARD 254.20 | 10/15/11 | VMI & PFEIFFER

PERSONAL

Skye Eleanor Hickling is the daughter of Mark and Gale Hickling... Has two older siblings, Paul and Ruth Santschi... Majoring in chemistry.

5-8 Midlothian, VA. CoSBY

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alex poletti junior ♌ diver

1-METER BOARD 217.20 | 10/8/10 | LIBERTY & NORTH CAROLINA A&T 3-METER BOARD 220.80 | 1/17/11 | at North Florida

PERSONAL

Alexandra Rose Poletti is the daughter of Dennis and Paige Poletti... Has two siblings, Royce and Miranda... Volunteer coach for the Special Olympics Gymnastics.

5-6 aFton, va. WeStern alBemarle

Returner Profiles

PERSONAL BESTS

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meaghan rowley

Returnee Profiles

junior ♦ backstroke, freest yle

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PERSONAL BESTS

100 YD BACKSTROKE 1:00.49 | 2/17/12 | CCSA Championships 200 YD BACKSTROKE 2:09.96 | 2/17/11 | CCSA Championships 50 yd Freestyle 25.29 | 2/16/12 | CCSA Championships 100 yd Freestyle 55.59 | 11/19/10 | HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL 200 yd Freestyle 2:00.29 | 11/20/10 | HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL

PERSONAL

5-6 SmithField, Va. SmithField

Jessica Lauren Frazelle is the daughter of Steve and Karen Frazelle... Has a younger sibling, Chase... Majoring in biology.

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haley schweitzer junior ♌ breaststroke, IM

PERSONAL BESTS

200 YD BUTTERFLY 2:11.55 | 2/17/11 | CCSA Championships 200 YD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 2:17.46 | 11/20/10 | Highlander Invitational 400 YD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 4:45.73 | 2/17/12 | CCSA Championships 100 YD BREASTSTROKE 1:09.75 | 2/17/12 | CCSA Championships 200 YD BREASTSTROKE 2:31.43 | 2/18/12 | CCSA Championships

PERSONAL

Ellyn Haley Schweitzer is the daughter of Jeff and Barbara Schweitzer... Has an older sister, Kendyl... Majoring in Event planning and tourism... Kendyl was a member of the crew team at Stetson University.

5-4 cheSaPeaKe, va. Great BridGe

Returner Profiles

100 YD BUTTERFLY 1:00.38 | 2/17/11 | CCSA Championships

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sydney sweet

Returnee Profiles

Junior ♦ Breaststroke, freest yle

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PERSONAL BESTS

100 YD BREASTSTROKE 1:15.12 | 11/18/11 | HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL 200 YD BREASTSTROKE 2:40.64 | 2/18/12 | CCSA Championships 200 YD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 2:35.47 | 11/17/11 | HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL 100 YD FREESTYLE 1:02.19 | 10/8/10 | LIBerty & north carolina A&T 500 YD FREESTYLE 5:57.99 | 2/16/12 | CCSA CHAMPIONSHIPS 1000 YD FREESTYLE 12:09.65 | 1/28/12 | at CCSA Duals (Davidson)

5-8 carY, n.c. Green hoPe

PERSONAL

Full name is Sydney Anne Sweet... Daughter of Bill and Susan Sweet... Has a twin sister, Lyndsey.

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jessica baker

sophomore ♌ bu tterfly, freest yle

Member of the Winchester Swim Team... National Honors Society member.

PERSONAL

Jessica Rae Baker is the daughter of Mark and Deena Baker... Plans to major in biology... Has an older sister Kaitlyn, who swam at Radford.

5-3 WincheSter, Va. John HandleY

Newcomer Profile

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

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claire dohert y

sophomore ♦ Freest yle, bu tterfly

PERSONAL BESTS

Returnee Profiles

100 YD BUTTERFLY 57.95 | 2/17/12 | CCSA Championships

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200 YD BUTTERFLY 2:09.87 | 2/18/12 | CCSA Championships 50 YD FREESTYLE 25.79 | 11/17/11 | HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL 100 YD FREESTYLE 56.60 | 11/3/12 | at Marshall 200 YD FREESTYLE 2:01.50 | 11/18/11 | HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

Placed third in the state as a member of the 4x100 relay team... Held the 100-yd butterfly record her senior campaign… Qualified for the state championships in four events as a sophomore and junior... Member of the Tidewater Aquatic Club.

5-4 cheSaPeaKe, Va. hicKorY

PERSONAL

Full name is Claire Emma Doherty... Majoring in sports medicine... Claire and her younger brother Niall are the children of Colm Doherty and Denise Flanagan.

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Morgan Sullivan sophomore ♦ freest yle

PERSONAL BESTS

50 FREESTYLE 26.57 | 11/17/11 | Highlander Invitational

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

Anchored Kecoughtan’s winning and school record-breaking 400 freestyle relay squad... Winning by 15 seconds, the squad posted a regional qualifying time... Placed third in the 50 and 100 freestyle at 2011 Peninsula District swim meet... Helped Warriors win 2011 district championship... Four-time regional top-20 and district top 3 swimmer... Also lettered in soccer and cross country.

PERSONAL

Morgan Elizabeth Sullivan is the daughter of Michael Sullivan and Melissa Hitchings... Psychology major... Has a younger brother, Matthew.

5-2 hamPton, va. KecoUGhtan

Returner Profiles

100 FREESTYLE 57.76 | 10/15/11 | VMI & PFEIFFER

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RADFORD mary flinn

Newcomer Profiles

FreShman ♦ 5-3 ♦ BacKStroKe/FreeStYle StaFFord, Va. ♦ BrooKe Point HIGH SCHOOL

Three-time regional and state qualifier as well as Brooke Point’s team MVP (3 years) ... Team captain past two seasons... Posted personal bests of 59.24 and 2:08.26 in the 100 and 200 backstroke... Squad’s Rookie of the Year... Member of the Rappahannock Stingrays... Four-year academic letter winner.

PERSONAL

Mary Katherine Flinn is the daughter of John and Susan Flinn... Plans to major in music therapy... Has a younger sister Caitlin... Plays the piano, violin and viola.

sarah fredericksen

FreShman ♦ 4-11 ♦ diStance FreeStYle/BUtterFlY ForeSt, Va. ♦ JeFFerSon ForeSt HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

Personal bests of 5:05.76 (500 free), 10:25.94 (1000 free) and 17:45.71 (mile), respectively...2009 female swimmer of the year at Jefferson Forest... Member of the Lynchburg Y and has been selected to the YMCA National Team the past three years.

PERSONAL

SWIMMING & DIVING Sarah Renee Fredericksen is the daughter of Pam and Cris Fredericksen... Plans to major in nursing.

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RADFORD jordan jessee

FreShman ♦ 5-4 ♦ BreaStStroKe norton, Va. ♦ John i. BUrton HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

PERSONAL

Jordan Nicole Jessee is the daughter of Julie and Greg Jessee... Plans to major in biology with a minor in chemistry... Has two younger brothers, Jacob and Jarrett.

reagan padgett

FreShman ♦ 5-6 ♦ BacKStroKe/FreeStYle dUrham, n.C. ♦ dUrham School oF artS

Newcomer Profiles

Three-year team captain... Helped Burton to Regional Championhsips in 2010, ‘11 and ‘12... Also lettered in Tennis, Track & Field and Cheerleading... Named Citizen of the Month... Member of the Blue Marlins Swim Team, CAST and BSC.

HIGH SCHOOL

Four-year state qualifier... Team captain for three years... Earned Honors Arts Distinction... Also lettered in cross country.

PERSONAL

Reagan Elizabeth Padgett is the daughter of Bill and Diane Padgett... Plans to major in exercise and sport science... Has a younger sister, Annie.

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RADFORD kelsey parshall

Newcomer Profiles

FreShman ♦ 5-10 ♦ diver mineral, Va. ♦ loUiSa PERSONAL

Kelsey Anne Parshall is the daughter of Kathy and Bill Parshall.. Plans to study biology... Has four siblings; Jeremy, Danny, Katey and Becky.

Yvonne Smith

FreShman ♦ 5-10 ♦ FreeStYle PalmYra, Va. ♦ FlUvanna CoUntY HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

State qualifier as a swimmer and diver... Finished 13th overall at states in diving... Team captain... Member of the Fork Union Aquatic Club (FUAC).

PERSONAL

Yvonne Victoria Smith is the daughter of Yohra & Keith Smith... Plans to study athletic training... Has an older sister Yasmina.

Shannon Triebwasser

FreShman ♦ 5-7 ♦ BacKStroKe/FreeStYle Shelton, Conn. ♦ Shelton HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

SWIMMING & DIVING Letterwinner as a member of Shelton swim team... Recipient of the Potocky-Callahan Dedication Award (exemplifies the spirit, dedication and willingness ot help her fellow athlete) in 2011.

PERSONAL

Shannon Chenoa Triebwasse was born in Honolulu, Hawai’i and is the daughter of Jo-Ann and Steven... Is the youngest of four siblings: Martin, Chelsea and Ginger... Undecided on a major.

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The Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association is a Division I men’s and women’s swimming conference comprised of 13 schools from the following regional conferences: Atlantic Sun, Big South, Mid-Eastern Atlantic and Southern. The CCSA, which is in its fifth year of existence, has 13 total collegiate members that consists of 13 total women’s swimming and diving programs and six men’s swimming and diving programs. The 13 women’s teams in the CCSA are as follows: Campbell (Atlantic Sun), College of Charleston (Southern), Davidson (Southern), Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun), Gardner-Webb (Big South), Georgia Southern (Southern), Howard (MEAC), Liberty (Big South), North Carolina A&T (MEAC), UNC Asheville (Big South), North Florida (Atlantic Sun), Radford (Big South) and VMI (Big South). The six schools that make up the men’s swimming and diving team are: College of Charleston (Southern), Davidson (Southern), Florida A&M (MEAC), GardnerWebb (Big South), Howard (MEAC) and VMI (Big South). The Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association will host its fifth conference championship on February 21-23, 2012 in Athens, Ga.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DIRECTORY

Ted Gumbart, President

Phone: (478) 474-3394 Address: 3370 Vineville Avenue, Suite 108-B Macon, Ga. 31204-0790 Dennis Thomas, Vice President Phone: (757) 416-7100 Address: 222 Central Park Ave. Suite 1150 Virginia Beach, Va. 23462 John Iamarino, Chief Operating Officer Phone: (864) 591-5100 Address: 702 North Pine St. Spartanburg, S.C. 29303 Kyle Kallandar, Secretary Phone: (478) 474-3394 Address: 3370 Vineville Avenue, Suite 108-B Macon, Ga. 31204-0790

Katy McNay, Senior Woman Administrator

Phone: (704) 894-2637 Address: PO Box 7158 Davidson, N.C. 28035-7158 Briana Mayes, Public Relations Contact Phone: (704) 341-7990 Address: 7233 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 100 Charlotte, N.C. 28226 Brandon Neff, Championship Director Phone: 864-591-5100 Address: 702 N. Pine Street Spartanburg, SC 29303

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CCSA

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Dedmon Center Natatorium

The fan side of the field offers seating for fans, while the opposite side features the team benches, a scorer’s table area and a dedicated scoreboard. It also features lights, allowing the team to practice or play after dark. Originally designed as Radford’s intercollegiate soccer field, the stadium was converted for Field Hockey-only use in 2002. The field is part of the Dedmon Center, a state-of-the-art recreational and convocation complex, opened in 1981. The center was only the tenth permanent structure with an air-supported fabric roof built in the United States, and its superb design and versatility have made it an eye-popping addition to campus. The complex features a natatorium and outside facilities which include a baseball field, tennis courts, a softball field, intramural fields and an outdoor jogging track.

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Dedmon Center Natatorium

Constructed in 1981, Radford University Hockey Field serves as home to the Radford’s Field Hockey program. The field itself is natural grass, one of only two NorPac Conference facilities to offer a natural playing surface.

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President Penelope W. Kyle

Radford University President Penelope Kyle

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Penelope Ward Kyle became Radford University’s sixth, and first female, president when she took office on June 1, 2005. She came to RU with more than 30 years of experience in state government, the corporate and legal worlds, and higher education. Upon assuming the presidency, President Kyle immediately focused on leading the university’s initiative to become one of the top 50 masters universities in the nation. The Radford University strategic plan “7-17”, completed in 2007 at her direction, identifies four strategic directives -- the investment in people, programs, global and local society and the future of Radford University. Under President Kyle’s leadership, the university also added its first doctoral program with an emphasis in rural mental health and launched an initiative to grow graduate college student enrollment by offering additional doctoral and masters level programs. She hired the university’s first provost and created two new vice presidential areas of responsibility, Information Technology and University Relations. The Radford University Board of Visitors, at President Kyle’s request, has increased its membership by four positions to provide an opportunity for more diversity and leadership innovation within the governing body. A native of southwest Virginia, President Kyle is a product of the Galax public schools system. She graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina and did her postgraduate studies in English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and later earned her MBA from the College of William and Mary.

President Kyle served as Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery for 11 years, under three successive governors. First appointed by Governor George Allen in 1994, she was reappointed by Governor James Gilmore, and then reappointed once again by Governor Mark Warner. Previously, Ms. Kyle was employed by CSX Corporation, an international transportation company, where she became the company’s first female officer. Before joining CSX Corporation, she was an attorney with McGuire, Woods, LLP in Richmond. She also taught English for six years at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. President Kyle serves in leadership positions on numerous educational, civic, cultural, professional, financial and volunteer organizations. She served on the Board of Visitors at James Madison University from 1984 until 1992 and on the JMU Foundation Board 1992 until 1994. She also served on the Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation Board from 1994 until 2000 and on the Board of Governors of Saint Christopher’s School from 1999 until 2005. President Kyle is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Directors of PRA, Inc., a publicly traded company. Ms. Kyle is married to Charles L. Menges, an attorney and partner with McGuire, Woods, LLC. They are the parents of three children, son, Kyle Ward Menges, and two daughters, Penelope Whitley Menges, and Patricia Lee Menges.

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Director of Athletics Robert Lineburg

Director of Athletics

Since being introduced as Radford University’s Director of Athletics in the fall of 2007, Radford native Robert Lineburg has helped usher in a new era of Highlander athletics, marked by unprecedented on-and off-field improvements and successes. In his short time with the department, Lineburg has been the catalyst for a number of changes, particularly in areas such as facilities, personnel and strategic planning. His most visible influences to date have been on the Dedmon Center and Radford University’s new 700-seat baseball stadium. Beginning in the spring of 2008, the Dedmon Center, the centerpiece of Highlander athletics, underwent transformations to the arena, including a new steel-supported roof, a new basketball floor, renovated athletic offices, a new-look natatorium, and improved athletic locker, training, and medical facilities. Along with the initial upgrades to the Dedmon Center, an improved state-of-the-art strength and conditioning room, new ticket office and Learning Enhancement Center (LEC), which houses student-athlete academic support, were completed/added in 2009. In 2010, facility upgrades included a new high-tech videoboard / sound system to the Dedmon Center as well as a new playing surface / irrigation system and dugouts to the Radford University Baseball Field. This past spring, Radford transformed its baseball program in April of 2011 by opening a brand-new stadium and making the first significant adjustment to its home park since opening in 1986. For the first time ever, the Highlanders have the capability to host night games. The stadium features lighting standards that meet the requirements of NCAA Regional Tournament host sites. In June, Robert Lineburg introduced Mike Jones as Radford University’s 7th head men’s basketball coach. Lineburg has also overseen the hires of six new head coaches as well as seven new athletic administrators. His other hires include women’s basketball head coach Taj Njongba, head volleyball coach Marci Jenkins, women’s head golf coach Jeff Beeler, head men’s soccer coach Marc Reeves and the promotion of track and field interim director Brent Chumbley to head coaches’ status. Among the administrators added in Lineburg’s tenure are executive associate A.D. Randy Butt, head athletic trainer Chad Hyatt, assistant A.D. for communications Joey Beeler, director of student-athlete support services/senior women’s administrator Stephanie Ballein and Director of Facilities Brad Epperley. As a result of the changes, Radford achieved a banner year in 2008-09: women’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s tennis and softball claimed Big South conference crowns and advanced to NCAA Tournament play. Women’s soccer advanced to its fourth tournament, men’s basketball won the Big South regular-season and tournament title to advance to the NCAAs for the first time since 1998, men’s tennis made its thirdstraight appearance, and softball appeared for the first time and won Radford’s firstever NCAA tournament game in any sport. Lineburg and the Highlanders backed their success in 2008-09 with a men’s tennis and softball Big South regular season title in 2009-10. Mickey Dean’s softball team went on to win their second straight conference tournament crown before advancing to the Athens, Georgia Regional final with two more NCAA Tournament victories. The successes on the field continued in 2010-11 as Radford captured three more Big South titles. Women’s soccer and softball claimed regular season crowns, while men’s tennis advanced to the NCAA Tournament with their fourth league tournament championship in five years. Along with their competitive success, the Highlanders have defined the true meaning of “student-athlete” during Lineburg’s tenure. For the second consecutive year, Raford led all Big South institutions by placing 58.3 percent of its student-athletes on the conference’s Presidential Honor Roll. In 2008-09, the Highlanders had 57.9 percent of their students on the list. He and his staff have also been responsible for creating a five-year strategic plan for

the Radford athletic department and building an athletics facilities master plan. Additional achievements include ushering in a new athletics Internet site (RadfordAthletics. com), and helping implement a new ticket system (Ticket Return). Lineburg and his staff have also hosted top-level competition, with five Big South championships taking place on the Radford campus from 2008-11 (men’s basketball, track & field, softball, men’s tennis and volleyball). In addition to making an impact on Radford athletics, Lineburg is also involved in a number of different organizations and committees. He is the chairman of the Big South Conference Subcommittee on Basketball Improvement, a member of the Big South ad-hoc Committee on Basketball Issues, a member of the selection committee to select Radford University’s Vice President for Advancement, and most recently, was selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee Prior to becoming Radford’s third Director of Athletics, Lineburg’s corporate knowledge was groomed as a marketing associate with Peloton Real Estate Partners in Dallas, Texas. Along with his business experience, Lineburg spent 15 seasons as a college basketball coach, including time as Southern Methodist’s (Dallas, Texas) interim head coach. Prior to serving as the Mustangs interim head coach, Lineburg spent eight years as an assistant coach at SMU. Following his interim tenure, he served two more seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Methodist. Lineburg’s coaching resume also includes assistant coaching positions with the men’s basketball programs at James Madison University and Emory & Henry College, as well as with the Dallas Mavericks summer league team. His coaching experience also took him through the Big South, as he spent time on the sideline at UNC Greensboro. A 1991 graduate of Roanoke College, Lineburg started his collegiate basketball career as a Radford Highlander, where he was a two-year letterman before transferring to nearby Roanoke College to play his final two years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in political science with a minor in history. In 1995, he received a Master’s Degree in education from Virginia Tech, where he was also a graduate assistant on the men’s basketball staff. “In addition to being a good candidate, Robert is a Radford native, something that will serve him well in his new role,” Kyle said at the time of his hire. “He has great family ties in the area and we’re excited he’s decided to come home to work with us.” Lineburg is the son of retired Radford High School football coach and athletic director Norman Lineburg and the brother of Dr. Mark Lineburg, the Superintendent of Bristol City Schools, Paul Lineburg, the Assistant Principal at William Byrd H.S. and Wayne Lineburg, who is the interim head football coach at the University of Richmond. He is married to the former Mary Parish, also a native of Radford.

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This is Radford University

Nestled in the New River Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Radford, Va., Radford University is student-centered and focused on providing outstanding academic programs for its more than 9,000 students. Well known for its strong faculty/ student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. Radford University welcomes students from the Commonwealth of Virginia, across the country and around the world. Here, you will find inspiration in the surroundings – the manicured green lawns on campus, the steady roll of the New River, the wonders along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the stately university buildings and a quaint downtown. Radford’s 153 undergraduate and graduate programs offer every student the opportunity to discover new talents, develop leadership skills and experience personal growth. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. First and foremost, the university emphasizes teaching and learning and the process of learning in its commitment to the development of mature, responsible, well-educated citizens. Radford University develops students’ creative and critical thinking skills, teaches students to analyze problems and implement solutions, helps students discover their leadership styles, and fosters their growth as leaders. Toward these ends, the university is student-focused and promotes a sense of caring and of meaningful interaction among all members of the University community. Research is viewed as a vital corollary to the teaching and learning transaction as it sustains and enhances the ability to teach effectively. Radford University believes in the dynamics of change and has a strong commitment to continuous review, evaluation, and improvement in the curriculum and all aspects of the university, so as to meet the changing needs of society.

Fast Facts

- Located in the New River Valley of Southwest Virginia - 177-acre main campus; 78-acre RU West campus - 9,370 Students (58% female, 42% male) - 1,020 Graduate enrollment - Students originate from 39 states and Washington D.C.; 57 countries - Student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 - 83% of faculty hold doctorate or terminal degrees in their fields

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The NRV is home to one of the oldest rivers in the world the New River. It’s also one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north. The NRV hosts the largest research park in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The NRV is comprised of the following counties- Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd, Giles and the Independent City of Radford. The NRV is home to approximately 165,145 residents. The NRV hosts Radford University, Virginia Tech, and New River Community College.

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CAMPUS LIFE

Want to get involved? You can start with more than 200 clubs and organizations, including academic clubs, outdoor clubs, national honor fraternities and Greek associations. Join a team -- RU has club and intramural sports and NCAA Division I athletics, which includes eight men’s and 11 women’s sports. If that’s not enough, there’s campus lectures, movies, performances, festivals (pictured below) and concerts from big names like Third Eye Blind (pictured below) Outkast, Matchbox 20 and Fuel.

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Student-Athlete Support Services The mission of the Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) office for Radford University Athletics is to promote, assist, and provide counsel to all student-athletes. Its primary, constant goal is to develop graduates and outstanding citizens who have contributed in the areas of athletic competition during their tenures of education.

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Located in the Dedmon Athletic Center, the newly established Learning Enhancement Center is equipped with computers, tutorial rooms, and a study lounge. The Learning Enhancement Center provides direction for student-athletes via academic counseling in conjunction with advisors from the respective colleges at Radford University. Academic support services such as tutoring and supervised study hall are provided, as well as career planning, monitoring of eligibility status, and a host of other guidance and advisory services.

ATHLETICS Stephanie Ballein Director Senior Woman Administratior

leslie Anderson Assistant Director

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STRENGTH Strength & Conditioning A component that is vital to Radford student-athletes is the strength and conditioning program directed by Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Bennett. Highlander Athletics has long been recognized as one of the leaders among Mid-Atlantic schools in its conditioning and strength training. It has been an instrumental part in the success of Radford University sports through the years. Under the direction of Shumaker and Assistant Strength and Conditioning coaches Tim Ridley and Michele Huffman, the program is designed to help each student-athlete reach his or her full potential in their respective sport. Each Radford University student-athlete has strength and conditioning programs unique to their goals as a player. This program, developed by Bennett, helps prepare Radford student-athletes for the long and rigorous in-season schedule. The Strength and Conditioning staff at Radford University is committed to excellence in competition and in life.

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The Sports Medicine Department within Radford University Athletics is comprised of certified athletic trainers, licensed physicians and several other health care professionals who collaborate to optimize performance and provide health care for the student athletes competing on Radford’s 19 intercollegiate teams. This health care delivery team works together in the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. The athletic training staff, certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, and licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, work out of athletic training facilities at Cupp Stadium and in the Dedmon Center. Radford’s Sports Medicine Department provides preventative and rehabilitative services for the student-athletes throughout the day, as well as first responder professional rescue services at the teams’ practices and competitions. Other responsibilities include: travel with teams; drug testing coordination, appropriate health care referral, supervision, education, and evaluation of students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP); and education of student-athletes and coaches in numerous health-related areas.

Following his hire in April of 2010, Chad Hyatt is in his third year as Radford University’s Director of Athletic Training. Hyatt, a Roanoke native, came to Radford following four years with Virginia Tech’s athletic training department. Hyatt’s duties at Radford include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the athletic training department as well as the medical needs of Radford University’s student athletes. His primary sport responsibility will be working with men’s basketball.

At Virginia Tech, Hyatt worked primarily with Virginia Tech’s football team (2006-08) before becoming the men’s basketball athletic trainer in 2009-10. Hyatt arrived at Tech from Athens Orthopedic Clinic in Athens, Ga., where he was a staff athletic trainer (2004-05), as well has the head athletic trainer at Athens Academy High School. A 2002 Tech graduate, Hyatt earned his bachelor of science in human nutrition, foods and exercise with a minor in communication studies. He earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Georgia. During his time with the Bulldogs, Hyatt worked extensively with the football team. Hyatt and his wife, Bari, are proud parents of their two daughters, Lily and newborn Harper.

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