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QUICK FACTS GENERAL Name of school:................................................Adrian College City, State, Zip:............................................. Adrian, MI 49221 Founded:...........................................................................1859 Enrollment:.......................................................................1,650 Nickname:...................................................................Bulldogs School Colors:......................................................Black & Gold Home Facility:.................................................AC Softball Field Capacity:................................................... 200 chair-back seats Affiliation:...................................................... NCAA Division III Conference:....... Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association President:................................................ Dr. Jeffrey R. Docking Vice President for Enrollment:............................... Frank Hribar Director of Athletics:............................................Michael Duffy Administrative Assistant:................................... DeAnne Lewin Office Phone:.....................................(517) 265-5161 ext. 4210 Administrative Assistant:.......................................Donna Ward Office Phone:.....................................(517) 265-5161 ext. 4213 SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director:............................Ryan Thompson Alma Mater, Year:.............................. Grand Valley State, 1999 SID e-mail:........................................... rthompson@adrian.edu SID office phone:...............................................(517) 264-3280 SID cell phone:..................................................(517) 438-0995 SID fax number:.................................................(517) 264-3802 Website:........................................... www.adrianbulldogs.com Assistant SID (Softball Contact):..........................Ryan Hornack Phone Number:.................................(517) 265-5161 ext. 5471 E-Mail Address:.......................................rhornack@adrian.edu COACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF Head Coach:.......................... Anna Ball (Notre Dame College) Record at School: ............................................0-0 (1st season) Office Number:..................................(517) 265-5161 ext. 3998 E-Mail Address:............................................. aball@adrian.edu Best time to reach Ball:..............................................Mornings Assistant Coach:.................................Jackie Barley (Madonna) Office Phone:...................................... 517-265-5161 ext. 3998 E-Mail Address:.......................................... jbarley@adrian.edu Athletic Trainer:...................................................... Tyler Koops Office Phone:.....................................(517) 265-5161 ext. 4566 TEAM INFORMATION First year of Softball ..........................................................1977 All-time record:............................................... 532-546-3 (.494) 2014 Overall Record: .......................................................17-15 2014 MIAA Record/Finish: ........................................ 7-9/Sixth All-Americans:.........................................................................1 MIAA Most Valuable Players: .................................................2 All-MIAA Players: ..................................................................48 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: .......................................... 19/5 Newcomers: .........................................................................10

CREDITS The 2015 Adrian College Softball Media Guide was written and compiled by Ryan Hornack, assistant sports information director and Ryan Thompson, sports information director. Photography by Dave Pearcy and ZR Photo. Front and back cover design by Ryan Thompson. Printing done by Precision Business Solutions in Perrysburg, Ohio. Information included in this publication is current as of March 6, 2015.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts....................................... 3 2015 Rosters..................................... 4 Coaching Staff.................................. 5 Player Bios .................................. 6-11 2014 Stats and Results................... 12 School Records............................... 13 2014 MIAA Conference.................. 14 Adrian College.......................... 15-17 Division III....................................... 18 2015 SCHEDULE Mar. 1-4 Mar. 6-8 Mar. 15 Mar 15 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 23 Mar. 23 Mar. 28 Mar. 28 Mar. 31 Mar. 31 Apr. 4 Apr. 4 Apr. 11 Apr. 11 Apr. 16 Apr. 16 Apr. 18 Apr. 18 Apr. 20 Apr. 20 Apr. 23 Apr. 23 Apr. 25 Apr. 25 Apr. 27 Apr. 27 May 1 May 2

@ Spring Trip (Clermont, Fla.) @ Spring Trip (Decatur, Ga.) @Bluffton 1:00 PM @Bluffton 3:00 PM @ Siena Heights 4:00 PM @ Siena Heights 6:00 PM Ohio Wesleyan 1:00 PM Ohio Wesleyan 3:00 PM Defiance 3:30 PM Defiance 5:30 PM Trine* 1:00 PM Trine* 3:00 PM Saint Mary’s* 3:30 PM Saint Mary’s* 5:30 PM Albion* 1:00 PM Albion* 3:00 PM @ Alma* 1:30 PM @ Alma* 3:30 PM @ Kalamazoo* 3:30 PM @ Kalamazoo* 5:30 PM @ Calvin* 1:00 PM @ Calvin* 3:00 PM Olivet* 3:30 PM Olivet* 5:30 PM @ Case Western Reserve 3:30 PM @ Case Western Reserve 6:00 PM @ Hope* 1:00 PM @ Hope* 4:00 PM Lourdes 3:00 PM Lourdes 5:00 PM MIAA Tournament TBA MIAA Tournament TBA

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2015 ROSTERS NUMERICAL No. Name 00 Kaitlyn Hinojosa 1 Brooke Stewart 2 Taylor Van’t Land 3 Macy Laws 4 Karissa DeVore 5 Kaitlyn Schneider 6 Katie Jenkins 7 Morgan Brandt 8 Desiree Maholmes 9 Courtney Carter 10 Genna Oertel 12 K’ya Toles-Burton 13 Jaime Lightner 15 Courtney VanRiper 17 Payge Reed 19 Rebecca Greco 21 Kayla Belfiori 22 Chelsea Shellman 23 Kallie Derrer 24 Paige VanAtta 25 Kim D’Arcangelo 26 Jessica Sarch 27 Cristyn Wietholter 28 Rachel Jason 29 Kaitlin Lock 30 Kelsey Meyer 33 Mikayla Kemp 42 Mackenzie King 88 Sarah Richardson

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Hometown - High School New Boston, Mich. - New Boston Huron Onsted, Mich. - Onsted Clarksville, Mich. - Lakewood Newport, Mich. - Dundee Adrian, Mich. - Blissfield Pinckney, Mich. - Pinckney Tekonsha, Mich. - Tekonsha Eastlake, Ohio - North South Bend, Ind. - Washington Livonia, Mich. - Stevenson Clarkston, Mich. - Ortonville Brandon South Bend, Ind. - John Adams Eaton Rapids, Mich. - Eaton Rapids Belleville, Mich. - Huron Clark Lake, Mich. - Brooklyn Columbia Central Dearborn Heights, Mich. - Divine Child Warren, Mich. - Fraser Romulus, Mich. - Romulus Mancelona, Mich. - Mancelona East Lansing, Mich. - Haslett Redford, Mich. - Union Aurora, Ill. - Waubonsie Valley Quincy, Ohio - Riverside Livonia, Mich. - Churchill Farmington Hills, Mich. - Farmington Napoleon, Ohio - Napoleon Niles, Mich. - Brandywine Clarkston, Mich. - Clarkston Harper Woods, Mich. - Grosse Pointe North

ALPHABETICAL No. Name 21 Kayla Belfiori 7 Morgan Brandt 9 Courtney Carter 25 Kim D’Arcangelo 23 Kallie Derrer 4 Karissa DeVore 19 Rebecca Greco 00 Kaitlyn Hinojosa 28 Rachel Jason 6 Katie Jenkins 33 Mikayla Kemp 42 Mackenzie King 3 Macy Laws 13 Jaime Lightner 29 Kaitlin Lock 8 Desiree Maholmes 30 Kelsey Meyer 10 Genna Oertel 17 Payge Reed 88 Sarah Richardson 26 Jessica Sarch 5 Kaitlyn Schneider 22 Chelsea Shellman 1 Brooke Stewart 12 K’ya Toles-Burton 2 Taylor Van’t Land 15 Courtney VanRiper 27 Cristyn Wietholter

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Hometown - High School Warren, Mich. - Fraser Eastlake, Ohio - North Livonia, Mich. - Stevenson Redford, Mich. - Union Mancelona, Mich. - Mancelona Adrian, Mich. - Blissfield Dearborn Heights, Mich. - Divine Child New Boston, Mich. - New Boston Huron Livonia, Mich. - Churchill Tekonsha, Mich. - Tekonsha Niles, Mich. - Brandywine Clarkston, Mich. - Clarkston Newport, Mich. - Dundee Eaton Rapids, Mich. - Eaton Rapids Farmington Hills, Mich. - Farmington South Bend, Ind. - Washington Napoleon, Ohio - Napoleon Clarkston, Mich. - Ortonville Brandon Clark Lake, Mich. - Brooklyn Columbia Central Harper Woods, Mich. - Grosse Pointe North Aurora, Ill. - Waubonsie Valley Pinckney, Mich. - Pinckney Romulus, Mich. - Romulus Onsted, Mich. - Onsted South Bend, Ind. - John Adams Clarksville, Mich. - Lakewood Belleville, Mich. - Huron Quincy, Ohio - Riverside

Head Coach: Anna Ball (Notre Dame (Ohio), 2009) First Season Assistant Coach: Jackie Barley (Madonna, 2014) First Season Volunteer Assistant: Steve Barkway (Third Season)

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COACHING STAFF Anna Ball

Head Coach 1st Season Notre Dame College (2009) 517-264-3998 aball@adrian.edu The Adrian College athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Anna Ball as the ninth head softball coach in the history of the school. Ball takes over a very successful program after Kristina Schweikert stepped down after 178 wins in seven seasons. “It was important to find someone with collegiate head coaching experience to continue our highly regarded softball program,” said athletic director Michael Duffy. “Anna had been at her previous institution since 2011 and knows what it takes in terms of recruiting and managing a program. Adrian College is very lucky to have someone of Anna’s caliber step into a great situation of talent and make it even better.” Ball comes to Adrian College from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina where she was the head coach since the 2011 season. In 2014, she guided the softball squad to the best offensive season in school history and coached the conference freshman of the year as well as Lizzie Fela who led the SSAC conference in batting and was a NFCA and NAIA All-American. Fela became the first Warrior softball player in 10 years to be named an AllAmerican. Ball led the Warriors to the program’s first 20-win season in nine years during the 2013 season. Under Ball’s leadership the Warriors racked up wins over four nationally-ranked NAIA teams and finished runnerup in the NCCAA South Regional in 2013. While at SWU, Ball also served as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee advisor and was an adjunct professor. Ball began her collegiate coaching career at her alma mater, Notre Dame College (Ohio), from 2009-2011. She was the assistant softball coach for the Falcons who made NAIA National Tournament appearances in every year she was on the staff. The Falcons finished sixth during the 2009 NAIA National Tournament. As a Falcon athlete, Ball was a two-time AllAmerican and a three-time American Mideast Conference Player of the Year. As a first-year Falcon, she received the AMC’s Freshman of the Year award. She holds nine different NDC offensive records and at the summation of her career, became the NAIA’s alltime leader in career batting average (.516), slugging percentage (.892) and ranks second in the NAIA with 87 doubles. The Mansfield, Ohio native has a bachelor of arts degree in Middle Childhood Education and is currently working on her master’s degree at Notre Dame College in Educational Technology.

Jackie Barley

Assistant Coach 1st Season Madonna (2014) 517-265-5161 x. 3998 jbarley@adrian.edu

Jackie Barley joins head coach Anna Ball as an assistant coach for the Adrian College softball program. Barley is a local product who played her high school softball at nearby Tecumseh and she has also helped on coaching staff’s for several area high schools. Barley concluded her prep career in 2008 for Tecumseh and had a fabulous resume while at shortstop for the Indians. Her teams went 142-25 and were back-to-back Division 2 State Champions in 2007 and 2008. She was named First Team AllConference, All-District and All-Region while also receiving All-State recognition twice in 2007 and 2008. She was the Adrian Daily Telegram County Player of the Year three times and currently holds over 10 hitting records at Tecumseh. Barley had the opportunity to represent the United States as a World Cup of Softball member in 2008 on an international stage in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She signed to play softball at the University of Michigan but a shoulder injury prevented her from making an impact. Barley transferred to Madonna University to conclude her collegiate career and helped the Crusaders capture the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference title in 2012. The team made a NAIA National Tournament appearance and Barley has named First Team All-WHAC and All-Region in 2011 and 2012. She also was awarded the conference Player of the Year in 2012. Barley graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2014. Barley has also worked as an assistant coach at Addison High School as well as Onsted High School in Lenawee County. In 2010, she helped guide Onsted to its first conference (LCAA) championship in over 10 years.

Steve Barkway Volunteer Coach 3rd Season

Steve Barkway enters his second season in the Bulldog softball program as a volunteer assistant coach. Barkway has over fifteen years of experience coaching various levels of softball from Little League on up. Ten of those years as an assistant coach with the highly successful Tecumseh High School program. Most recently, he helped guide the Tecumseh Junior Varsity team to their school record 31-0 season in 2011. That team went on to win the state high school Division II title this past spring. Barkway has always been involved with some outstanding softball teams. During his last four years at Tecumseh, the junior varsity team lost just five games. In his ten-year tenure, Tecumseh had a winning percentage of over 75 percent. He was head coach and assistant coach for several seasons with the Tecumseh travel ball team, Michigan Thunder, winning a state championship in 2002.

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LETTERWINNER BIOS Kaitlyn Hinojosa Infield Senior Bats/Throws - R/R New Boston, Mich. New Boston Huron

00 2014 (Jr.): Played in 30 games and made 29 starts... finished with a .277 batting average in 83 at bats... recorded 23 hits, 10 runs scored and 14 runs batted in...led the team in doubles (6)...finished with a .953 fielding percentage. 2013 (So.): Started in all 36 games...earned Second Team All-MIAA honors...finished seventh on the team in batting average (.303)...finished fourth on the team in slugging percentage (.475)...finished third on the team in hits (37) and runs scored (21)...led the team in doubles (10)...tied for the team lead in home runs (3)...led the team in RBI’s (24)...compiled 63 put outs and a fielding percentage of .936. 2012 (Fr.): Named Second Team All-MIAA in her first season...played in 40 games and made 38 starts... batted .310 with 35 hits in 113 at-bats...scored 12 runs and drove in 16 runs...collected six doubles and one triple...drew 12 walks and had seven sacrifice bunts...sported a .370 on-base percentage and .381 slugging percentage...recorded a season-high three RBI’s versus Houghton on Mar. 1 and Bluffton in game two on Mar. 14...went 3-for-3 with a walk against Kalamazoo in game one on Apr. 19...went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBI’s versus Saint Mary’s in MIAA Tournament on May 3. Prior to AC: Attended New Boston Huron High School…lettered in softball and volleyball...won the team sportsmanship award for softball in 2009... earned all-district softball in 2010 and 2011...was the team defensive MVP and all-conference in volleyball. Personal: Majoring in elementary education with a minor in language arts…born in Dearborn, Michigan on October 4, 1993…daughter of James and Deborah Hinojosa...favorite sports team is the Detroit Tigers...favorite athletes are Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder...favorite TV shows are Pretty Little Liars and The Bachelor...favorite movies are Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids...favorite author is Nicholas Sparks...favorite books are The Lucky One and Nights in Rodanthe.

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Brooke Stewart Pitcher/Infield Senior Bats/Throws - R/R Onsted, Mich. Onsted

1 2014 (Jr.): Started 11 games and made 15 appearances from the mound...earned second team All-MIAA honors...recorded a 1.26 earned run average while throwing six complete games... recorded 59 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched...played in 10 games and made six starts in the field...recorded four hits in 17 plate appearances. 2013 (So.): Made 20 appearances and 19 starts in the circle...led the team with a 12-6 record...led the team with a 2.84 ERA in 128.1 innings pitched...led the team with 104 strikeouts while allowing opponents to hit .281 against her...compiled 16 hits at the plate with six doubles, one home run and 11 RBI. 2012 (Fr.): Played and started in all 40 games primarily at first base...batted .308 with 41 hits in 133 at-bats... scored 25 runs and drove in 19 runs...collected seven doubles, one triple and three home runs...drew 11 walks and had one sacrifice fly...recorded 217 putouts and 22 assists in the field...posted a 2-1 record in the circle with a 2.52 earned run average...threw 25 innings and allowed 32 hits and nine earned runs... walked five and struck out 24...had 11 multi-hit games including a season-high three hits on three occasions...went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI at Case Western in game one on Apr. 15...went 3-for-4 with a season-high three runs at Ohio Northern in game one on Mar. 29...pitched five innings allowing two hits with seven strikeouts in win versus Rose-Hulman on Feb. 27. Prior to AC: Attended Onsted High School in Onsted, Michigan...lettered in softball and volleyball...was a member of a high school softball team that compiled a 111-26 career record and four district titles...was a two-time all-state selection in softball...pitched a perfect game in her junior year of high school. Personal: Majoring in elementary education with a minor in math...born in Toledo, Ohio on March 2, 1993...daughter of Rob Stewart and Tammy Damon.. favorite athletes are Justin Verlander and Jennie Finch.


LETTERWINNER BIOS Kaitlyn Schneider Utility Senior Bats/Throws - R/R Pinckney, Mich. Pinckney

5 2014 (Jr.): Played in 15 games and made four starts... finished fifth on the team with a .385 batting average... totaled five hits and four runs scored...recorded one double, one triple, and one run batted in. Prior to AC: Attended Grand Rapids Community College…led team to 11th overall national ranking… honored as 2012 and 2013 Western Collegiate Conference Second Team…attended Pinckney High School…four-year letter winner in softball and led team…2011 District Champion…2011 cocaptain…2011 All-County selection and All-District selection…letter winner in basketball. Personal: Daughter of Rick Schneider and Tammy Taylor…majoring in athletic training…favorite sports teams include the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers… favorite athletes are Lolo Jones and Calvin Johnson… favorite movies include the Dark Knight and Pitch Perfect…favorite musicians include Luke Bryan and Eminem…enjoys sports, watching Netflix, and napping.

Morgan Brandt Catcher Junior Bats/Throws - R/R Eastlake, Ohio North

7 2014 (So.): Played in 24 games and made 18 starts.... recorded 10 hits and seven runs scored in 46 at bats... finished second on the team with 102 put outs and a .983 fielding percentage. 2013 (Fr.): Played in 34 games and made 31 starts... totaled 26 hits with four doubles and eight RBI... compiled a .268 batting average and a .309 slugging percentage...finished second on the team with 157 put outs and tied for second on the team with a .969 fielding percentage. Prior to AC: Attended Eastlake North High School in Eastlake, Ohio...played softball for Andy Palermo... posted a record of 70-38 at varsity...won a district championship in 2011 and conference championship in 2009 and 2012...also lettered in basketball winning sectional title in 2012...named All-Conference Honorable Mention in softball in 2010 and 2011... named First Team All-Conference in 2012...named First Team All-Lake County News Herald...holds school records for doubles, average and hits...

member of National Honor Society and Give a Hand, Take a Hand charity...made the principal’s list and graduated top 20 in her class. Personal: Majoring in exercise science with a minor in psychology and art…born in Mayfield, Ohio on January 5, 1994…daughter of Bill and Debbie Brandt…favorite sports teams are the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians...favorite athletes are Dwight Howard and Jason Kipnis...favorite TV shows are Boy Meets World and Parenthood...favorite movies are The Vow, A League of Their Own and The Ugly Truth.

Kim D’Arcangelo Infield Junior Bats/Throws - R/R Redford, Mich. Redford Union

25 2014 (So.): Played in 30 games and made 30 starts...recorded a .220 batting average with nine hits, including two doubles...finished with a .304 on base percentage...21 put outs and a .877 fielding percentage. Prior to AC: Attended Redford Union…won letters in both basketball and softball…2009 district champion in softball…all conference softball player 2009-2012… softball team most valuable player 2009, 2010 and 2012…all-region and all-district selection in softball 2009…basketball team most valuable player 2012.. all-conference selection in basketball 2011-2012. Personal: Daughter of Mike and Sue D’Arcangelo… majoring in biology with a minor in business…favorite sports team in the Detroit Tigers…favorite athlete is Austin Jackson…favorite TV show is American Horror Story…favorite food is Taco Bell…enjoys spending time with family

Rebecca Greco

Outfield Junior Bats/Throws - R/R Dearborn Heights, Mich. Divine Child

19 2014 (So.): Played in 24 games and made 14 starts... recorded a .317 batting average in 41 at bats... totaled 13 hits, five runs scored, and six runs batted in...totaled a .415 slugging percentage and a .417 on-base percentage...recorded seven put outs in the field with zero errors. 2013 (Fr.): Played in 23 games and made five starts... finished sixth on the team in batting average (.310)... compiled nine hits and six runs scored...finished five RBIs and 12 total bases...compiled a .414 slugging percentage.

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LETTERWINNER BIOS Prior to AC: Attended Dearborn Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan...played softball for Tedi Belisle...played three years of varsity softball... named All-Catholic League, All-City and All-District in 2011 and 2012...named team Offensive Player of the Year in 2011...named team MVP in 2012...graduated Magna Cum Laude...member of Culinary Arts Club... spent time volunteering with Boy Scouts and WIND conference. Personal: Majoring in accounting…born in Detroit, Michigan on April 19, 1994…daughter of Joseph and Jilrae Greco…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings...favorite athlete is Steve Yzerman...favorite TV show is Rizzoli & Isles... favorite movies are The Proposal and Something Borrowed...favorite book is Safe Haven...favorite musicians are Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift.

Karissa DeVore Infield Junior Bats/Throws - L/R Adrian, Mich. Blissfield

4 2014 (So.): Played in 32 games and made 31 starts...earned second team All-MIAA honors as a first baseman....finished fifth in the MIAA in on-base percentage (.486)...finished third on the team in batting average (.400) in 90 at bats....recorded 36 hits and 18 runs scored...led the team in doubles (7) ,home runs (4), and runs batted in (26)...finished second on the team with a .615 slugging percentage...led the team in put outs (196) with a .986 fielding percentage. 2013 (Fr.): Played in 36 games and made 35 starts... Finished third on the team in batting average (.373) and slugging percentage (.536)...finished third on the team in hits (41) and RBIs (22)...finished second on the team in doubles (8), home runs (2) and total bases (59)...led the team with 254 put outs and finished with a .951 fielding percentage. Prior to AC: Attended Adrian High School for two years and Blissfield High School for two years...named All-County, All-District and All-Region in 2011... named All-County, All-District and All-Region in 2012...named All-State honorable mention in 2012... top 12 honors student at Blissfield...member of the National Honor Society...made it to state quarterfinals in 2011. Personal: Majoring in biology with a minor in psychology…born in Adrian, Michigan on January 5, 1994…daughter of Gary and Deb DeVore…sister, Heather, played softball at IPFW...favorite sports team is the New England Patriots...favorite athlete is Jenny Ritter...favorite TV show is Dance Moms...favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.

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Rachel Jason

Outfield Junior Bats/Throws - R/R Livonia, Mich. Churchill

28 2014 (So.): Played in 17 games and made seven starts...totaled four hits, two runs scored, and three runs batted in...finished with four put outs in the field. 2013 (Fr.): Played in 20 games and made one start... totaled two hits, eight runs scored and a stolen base... compiled a .286 on base percentage. Prior to AC: Attended Livonia Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan...earned four letters in softball and two letters in cheerleading...played for Steve Gentilia in softball...named MHSAA Scholar Athlete in 2012...received six scholar-athlete awards...named top Defensive Player in 2011...won the Coaches Award in 2012...earned honor roll every semester in high school...member of National Honor Society. Personal: Majoring in math and biology…born in Dearborn, Michigan on June 12, 1994…daughter of Tim and Denise Jason…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings...favorite athlete is Henrik Zetterberg...favorite TV shows are Pretty Little Liars and One Tree Hill...favorite movie is Forrest Gump...favorite author is Ellen Hopkins... favorite musical group is Rascal Flatts.

Kaitlin Lock

Pitcher Junior Bats/Throws - R/R Farmington Hills, Mich. Farmington

29 2014 (So.): Made nine stats and saw 16 appearances on the mound...led the team with a 1.23 earned run average...threw five complete games and recorded on save...totaled 51 strike outs in 62.2 innings pitched. Prior to AC: Attended Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan...played four years of softball under coach Stefanie Volpe...named All-Conference and All-District in 2011 and 2012...graduated with honors. Personal: Majoring in chemistry…born in Commerce, Michigan on January 8, 1994…daughter of Rich and Cathie Lock…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Volunteers...favorite athletes are Justin Verlander, Jenny Finch and Cat Osterman...favorite TV shows are Glee and Pretty Little Liars...favorite movies are A Walk to Remember and Pitch Perfect...favorite author is Nicholas Sparks...favorite musicians are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts.


LETTERWINNER BIOS Kelsey Meyer

Pitcher Junior Bats/Throws - R/R Napoleon, Ohio Napoleon

30 2014 (So.): Totaled 16 appearances and made 12 starts on the mound...finished with a 2.42 earned run average...led the team with 84 innings pitched and 75 strike outs...threw seven complete games and allowed opponents to hit .247 against her. 2013 (Fr.): Made 19 appearances and 17 starts on the mound...compiled a 3.10 earned run average...tossed 16 complete games and totaled 115.1 innings... finished with 88 strike outs...finished fourth on the team in batting average (.347)...tied for the team lead in home runs (3)...finished fifth on the team in RBIs (14)...totaled 17 hits, seven runs scored and five doubles. Prior to AC: Attended Napoleon High School in Napoleon, Ohio...team went 23-3 in 2011 and won GBC championship...won three sectional titles... named First Team All-GBC as a sophomore and junior...named Player of the Year in the GBC as a sophomore and junior...named Second Team All-State in 2011...named Honorable Mention All-Northern Lakes League in 2012...member of school’s honor roll, Spanish club and student council. Personal: Majoring in business with a minor in marketing…born in Napoleon, Ohio on September 28, 1993…daughter of Dan and LaRae Meyer… athletic goal is to win the MIAA...favorite sports teams are the Cincinnati Reds and Green Bay Packers... favorite athletes are Mike Leake and Clay Matthews... favorite TV shows are One Tree Hill and Family Guy... favorite movies are Billy Madison, Love and Basketball and The Lion King.

Macy Laws

Infield Junior Bats/Throws - L/R Newport, Mich. Dundee

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School in 2012...lettered in varsity softball for four years...won a conference and district championship with Dundee in 2012...played in 2012 Monroe Evening News All-Star Game...named First Team All-League in 2011 and 2012...named First Team AllRegion in 2012...batted .586 and stole 39 bases as a senior. Personal: Majoring in athletic training with a minor in exercise science…born in Monroe, Michigan on February 8, 1994…daughter of Chuck and Jackie Laws…favorite sports team is the Detroit Tigers... favorite athletes are Austin Jackson and Quintin Berry...favorite TV shows are The Big Bang Theory and Dance Moms...favorite movies are Bridesmaids and Despicable Me...favorite musicians are Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Hunter Hayes.

Jessica Sarch

Outfield Junior Bats/Throws - L/L Aurora, Ill. Waubonsie Valley

26 2014 (So.): Played in 30 games and made 30 starts... earned second team All-MIAA honors...finished fifth in the MIAA in batting average (.420)...led the team in hits (47)...finished second on the team in runs scored (19) and total bases (50)...compiled a .446 slugging percentage and a .435 on-base percentage... recorded 29 put outs and a .971 fielding percentage. 2013 (Fr.): Started in all 36 games...Finished second on the team in batting average (.396)...Led the team in hits (53) at bats (134)..finished second on the team in doubles (8) and total bases (59)...totaled a .433 slugging percentage and a .438 on base percentage... finished fourth on the team in fielding percentage (.962) and totaled 47 put outs. Prior to AC: Attended Waubonsie Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois...earned four letters in softball... involved in choir...volunteered in Elevate, Feed My Starving Children and Food Fight...wants to become a CPA after graduating. Personal: Majoring in accounting…born in Aurora, Illinois on July 25, 1994…daughter of Chris and Lisa Sarch…favorite sports team is the Chicago White Sox...favorite athlete is Paul Konerko...favorite TV show is Pretty Little Liars...favorite movie is Pitch Perfect...favorite author is Ellen Hopkins...favorite food is pizza.

2014 (So.): Played in 29 games and made 29 starts... recorded 17 hits, 16 runs scored and five runs batted in...totaled 39 puts and a .908 fielding percentage. 2013 (Fr.): Played in 31 games and made 25 starts... totaled 19 hits 11 runs scored and a .253 on base percentage...finished with a .883 fielding percentage with 39 put outs. Prior to AC: Attended Monroe Jefferson High School for three years and graduated from Dundee High

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LETTERWINNER BIOS K’ya Toles-Burton Outfield Junior Bats/Throws - R/R South Bend, Ind. John Adams

Kallie Derrer

Outfield Sophomore Bats/Throws - R/R Mancelona, Mich. Mancelona

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12 2014 (So.): Played in 23 games and made 23 starts... finished with a .338 batting average in 65 at bats... finished second on the team in home runs (3) and third on the team in runs batted in (15)...totaled a .569 slugging percentage and a .403 on-base percentage...recorded 10 runs scored, four doubles and one triple...totaled 19 put outs in the field. 2013 (Fr.): Started in all 35 games...finished fourth on the team with 20 RBIs...compiled 25 hits, 15 runs scored and five doubles...totaled a .919 fielding percentage. Prior to AC: Attended John Adams High School in South Bend, Indiana...played softball for John Woodruff...also lettered in basketball...earned four letters in softball...four-time all-conference player... named Second Team All-State in 2012...selected as Indiana North All-Star in 2012...earned a scholarship with distinction...involved with 21st century scholars and Medical Magnet Program. Personal: Majoring in public relations with a minor in social work…born in South Bend, Indiana on June 16, 1993…daughter of Richard and Rene’e Burton… favorite sports team is the Boston Celtics...favorite athletes are Rajon Rondo and Michelle Moultrie... favorite TV show is Jersey Shore...favorite movie is Friday...favorite writer is Barbara Park...favorite book in Junie B. Jones.

Kayla Belfiori

Infield Sophomore Bats/Throws - R/R Warren, Mich. Fraser

21 2014 (Fr.): Played in four games and made three starts...totaled seven put outs in the field. Prior to AC: Attended Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan…district champion volleyball player… division champion softball player…2013 softball most valuable player…first team all-division and alldistrict softball player…all-academic softball player. Personal: Majoring in exercise science with a minor in psychology…daughter of Chuck and Shelly Belfiori… favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings…favorite athletes are Jose Iglesias and Henrik Zetterberg…favorite movie is She’s the Man and Pitch Perfect…favorite food is spaghetti… enjoys listening to music, sleeping, and reading.

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2014 (Fr.): Played in 11 games and made one start... made five plate appearances...made her first career start April 24 against Ohio Wesleyan. Prior to AC: Attended Mancelona High School in Mancelona, Michigan…letter-winner in softball, basketball, and volleyball…volleyball team captain… academic all-state in softball…district champion softball player…member of the national honors society. Personal: Majoring in elementary education with a minor in Spanish…daughter of Dave and Amy Derrer…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Spartans…favorite athletes are Miguel Cabrera and Jennie Finch…favorite food is chicken wings…enjoys weight lifting and swimming.

Katie Jenkins

Pitcher/Infield Sophomore Bats/Throws - R/R Tekonsha, Mich. Tekonsha

6 2014 (Fr.): Made first career appearance on the mound April 14 at Defiance...totaled two innings pitched and recorded one strike out. Prior to AC: Attended Tekonsha High School in Tekonsha, Michigan…all-state volleyball player and team most valuable player…all-region softball player…league most valuable player in softball… academic all-state in softball…National Honor Society student. Personal: Majoring in business with a minor in sports management…daughter of Tim and Kris Jenkins… favorite sports team is the Detroit Tigers…favorite athlete is Jennie Finch…favorite author is Sarah Dessen…favorite food is cereal…enjoys fishing.


LETTERWINNER BIOS Mikayla Kemp

Chelsea Shellman Catcher/Outfield Sophomore Bats/Throws - R/R Romulus, Mich. Romulus

Pitcher/Infield Sophomore Bats/Throws - R/R Niles, Mich. Brandywine

33 2014 (Fr.): Played in four games and made two starts...totaled three at bats and one put out in the field. Prior to AC: Attended Brandywine High School in Niles, Michigan…letter-winner in softball, volleyball and basketball…district champion in softball and volleyball…regional and district champion in basketball…all-conference volleyball player…allregion softball player. Personal: Majoring in athletic training…daughter of Joe and Amy Kemp…favorite sports team is the Michigan Wolverines…favorite athlete is Jordan Taylor...favorite movie is Pitch Perfect…enjoys reading and watching Netflix.

22 2014 Fr.): Played in 11 games and made four starts... recorded one hit and one run scored...finished with one run batted in and 10 put outs in the field on a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. Prior to AC: Attended Romulus High School in Romulus, Michigan…letter-winner in volleyball and softball…all-conference and all-district softball player…high school valedictorian. Personal: Majoring in exercise science…daughter of Steve and Melinda Shellman…favorite sports team is the Detroit Red Wings…favorite athlete is Miguel Cabrera…favorite move is Miracle…enjoys watching hockey and playing volleyball.

Sarah Richardson

Catcher/Infield Sophomore Bats/Throws - R/R Harper Woods, Mich. Grosse Pointe North

88 2014 (Fr.): Played in 11 games and made three starts...recorded two hits and one run scored... finished with one double and one run batted in. Prior to AC: Attended Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan… letterwinner in field hockey, ice hockey and softball… district champion softball player…all-region softball player. Personal: Majoring in athletic training with a minor in exercise science…daughter of John and Wendy Richardson…favorite sports team is the Detroit Tigers…favorite athlete is Miguel Cabrera…favorite books are the Hunger Games…enjoys hanging out with friends.

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2014 STATS AND RESULTS 2014 Adrian College Softball Statistics Summary for Adrian College (Final Stats) (All games) Record: 17-15 Home: 6-5 Away: 6-6 Neutral: 5-4 MIAA: 7-9 Date

3/2 3/2 3/3 3/3 3/4 3/4 3/6 3/7 3/7 *4/2 *4/2 *4/5 *4/5 4/7 4/10 4/10 *4/12 *4/12 4/14 4/14 *4/16 *4/16 *4/17 *4/17 *4/19 *4/19 *4/23 *4/23 4/24 4/24 *4/26 *4/26

Opponent

vs DeSales vs Susquehanna vs Immaculata vs Thiel vs #13 Augustana (IL) vs #16 Lebanon Valley vs St. Benedict vs Elizabethtown vs Grove City CALVIN COLLEGE CALVIN COLLEGE ALMA COLLEGE ALMA COLLEGE OHIO NORTHERN SIENA HEIGHTS SIENA HEIGHTS at #5 Trine University at Trine University at Defiance at Defiance KALAMAZOO COLLEGE KALAMAZOO COLLEGE at Olivet College at Olivet College at Saint Mary's College at Saint Mary's College HOPE COLLEGE HOPE COLLEGE at Ohio Wesleyan at Ohio Wesleyan at Albion College at Albion College

Score W L W W W L L W L L L L W W W W L L W W W W W L L W L L L L W W

4-2 1-5 9-1 5-4 6-1 2-3 2-5 1-0 1-2 3-5 3-4 2-5 4-0 7-3 5-3 12-1 0-5 0-1 4-1 13-4 4-1 9-1 3-2 0-5 2-3 5-1 1-3 5-7 0-12 4-5 14-0 3-1

Player

7 Katie Dewyre 26 Jessica Sarch 4 Karissa DeVore 5 Kaitlyn Schneider 12 K'ya Toles-Burton 19 Rebecca Greco 0 Kaitlyn Hinojosa 1 Brooke Stewart 25 Kim D'Arcangelo 17 Morgan Brandt 2 Cassondra Smith 3 Macy Laws 30 Kelsey Meyer 22 Ravin Toner 28 Rachel Jason 88 Sarah Richardson -------------------27 Amanda Sare 31 Kaitlin Lock 20 Chelsea Shellman 21 Kayla Belfiori 14 Allison Lochart 23 Kallie Derrer 33 Mikayla Kemp 10 Tiffany Lamble 13 Katie Jenkins Totals Opponents

avg

gp-gs 29-29 30-30 32-31 15-4 23-23 24-14 30-29 10-6 30-30 24-18 19-10 29-29 11-7 17-14 17-7 11-3

.400 .167 .143 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

5-1 5-5 11-4 4-3 3-1 11-1 4-2 5-0 1-0 32 32

.430 .420 .400 .385 .338 .317 .277 .235 .220 .217 .207 .179 .174 .171 .148 .133

.289 .241

86 112 90 13 65 41 83 17 41 46 29 95 23 41 27 15

ab

21 19 18 4 10 5 10 1 5 7 4 16 1 2 2 1

r

37 47 36 5 22 13 23 4 9 10 6 17 4 7 4 2

h

2b

3b

hr

0 0 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

17 13 26 1 15 6 14 1 3 5 2 5 1 4 3 1

11 3 11 1 5 7 8 2 5 3 6 4 1 2 2 0

3 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

2 13 6 3 10 5 8 3 8 4 10 16 8 5 4 4

so

sb-att 2-2 6-7 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-4 0-0 6-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

5 12 7 8 6 5 3 0 0

2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1

2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 2 4 1 1 2 0 0

870 819

134 96

251 197

33 24

6 3

9 9

119 80

75 70

14 11

121 186

1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 21-26 37-45

4 1 7 1 4 1 6 0 2 0 2 1 0 3 0 1

1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

rbi

bb hbp

LOB - Team (233), Opp (201). DPs turned - Team (7), Opp (8). Player

31 Kaitlin Lock 1 Brooke Stewart 30 Kelsey Meyer -------------------13 Katie Jenkins Totals Opponents

era

1.23 1.26 2.42

w-l

6-4 4-4 7-7

3.50

0-0

1.74 3.18

17-15 15-17

app gs cg sh sv

16 9 15 11 16 12

ip

25 21 49

er

11 11 29

bb

20 18 32

0

0

0

2.0

3

1

1

0

1

32 32 18 32 32 18

3 4

1 3

209.2 209.1

197 251

96 134

52 95

70 75

186 121

PB - Team (13), Ravin Toner 8, M.Brandt 3, C.Shellman 2, Opp (16). Pickoffs - Team (5), M.Brandt 3, Ravin Toner 2. SBA/ATT - M.Brandt (17-23), Ravin Toner (20-22), Kelsey Meyer (17-20), Kaitlin Lock (11-14), B.Stewart (9-11). Score by innings Adrian College Opponents

1 26 16

2 16 8

3 37 20

4 16 8

5 21 17

6 12 15

7 5 10

8 1 0

9 0 0

EX 0 2

Win-loss breakouts: Day 17-15; Night 0-0; vs Left 2-2; vs Right 15-13; 1-run games 3-6; 2-run games 3-3; 5+run games 6-3; Extra inns 1-1; Shutouts 3-4. Current streak: Won 2; Longest winning streak: 5; Longest losing streak: 4. Attendance: Home 929 (avg 84); Away 1465 (avg 73); Total 2394 (avg 77).

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so

1 0 0

0

60 50 84

r

2 1 0

1

62.2 61.0 84.0

h

5 6 7

Total 134 96

51 59 75


SCHOOL RECORDS Individual Single Season Records (since 1987) Highest Batting Average .510 (52-102) Most At-Bats 145 Most Hits 63 Most RBIs 42 Most Doubles 16 Most Triples 7 Most Home Runs 9 Most Total Bases 89 Most Stolen Bases 25 Most Runs Scored 47 Highest Slugging % .786 Highest On Base % .536 Most Innings Pitched 238 Most Pitching Decisions 38 (19-17-2) Most Pitching Wins 25 Most Complete Games 35 Most Shutouts 7 Most Saves 4 Lowest ERA 0.83 Fewest Hits Allowed (min. 100 IP) 72 Most Strikeouts 213 Fewest Walks (min. 50 IP) 22

Krissy Sheets Maggie Hein Katie Adams Meghan Stevens Holly Lowe Tonya Weaver Meghan Stevens Meghan Stevens Jodi LaRocca Katie Adams Tonya Weaver Krissy Sheets Lisa Lamberson Lisa Lamberson Lisa Lamberson Lisa Lamberson Kelly Tomasek Kelly Eberhardt Kelly Tomasek Amy Freimund Kelly Eberhardt Amy Freimund

2007 2012 2011 2009 2008 1996 2009 2009 2002 2011 1996 2007 1993 1995 1993 1993 2009 2011 2009 1991 2011 1990, 1991

Individual Career Records Most Games Started Most Games Played Most At-Bats Best Batting Average Most Hits Most RBIs Most Doubles Most Triples Most Home Runs Most Total Bases Most Stolen Bases Most Runs Scored Highest Slugging % Highest On Base % Lowest ERA (min 100 IP) Most Strikeouts Fewest Walks per 7 Innings Most Pitching Wins Most Complete Games Most Shutouts Most Saves Highest Fielding % (min 125 CH) Most putouts

Katrina Wotten Katrina Wotten Katie Adams Krissy Sheets Tonya Weaver Katie Adams Tonya Weaver Tonya Weaver Katrina Wotten Meghan Stevens Tonya Weaver Jodi LaRocca Katie Adams Karen Baird Krissy Sheets Amy Freimund Kelly Eberhardt Lisa Lamberson Kelly Eberhardt Lisa Lamberson Kelly Eberhardt Kelly Eberhardt Ravin Toner Kristin Toney

2009-12 2009-12 2008-11 2007-09 1993-96 2008-11 1993-96 1993-96 2009-12 2007-10 1993-96 2000-02 2008-11 1990-93 2007-09 1990-91 2009-12 1993-95 2009-12 1993-95 2009-12 2009-12 2011-14 2008-11

Team Records (since 1986) Most Wins 35 (35-7) 2011 Highest Batting Average .352 2007 Most At-Bats 1,192 1994 Most RBIs 243 2011 Most Hits 405 1994 Most Doubles 58 2009

162 163 463 .431 185 185 136 40 10 25 279 63 131 .634 .477 1.45 657 0.95 69 94 15 7 .990 950

Most Triples 16 2011 Most Home Runs 26 2011 Most Total Bases 560 2009 Most Stolen Bases 73 2007 Most Runs Scored 288 2011 Highest Slugging % .529 2007

Highest On Base % .430 2007 Lowest ERA 1.68 2011 Highest Fielding % .962 2012 Most Shutouts 13 2009

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2014 MIAA CONFERENCE Final 2014 MIAA Standings Team Trine University Hope College Olivet College Calvin College Alma College Adrian College Saint Mary’s College Kalamazoo College Albion College

MIAA W L Pct 16 0 1.000 13 3 .688 10 6 .625 9 7 .563 8 8 .500 7 9 .438 6 10 .375 2 14 .125 1 15 .063

Overall W L 43 6 23 16 26 11 22 15 16 16 17 15 16 16 9 21 2 25

Pct .878 .590 .703 .595 .500 .531 .500 .300 .074

First Team All-MIAA Autumn Anderson, Hope** (sophomore from Wayland/Wayland HS) Lina Avila, Calvin** (senior from Lakewood, Calif./Valley Christian HS) Jillian Busfield, Saint Mary’s** (sophomore from South Bend, Ind./Riley HS) Kaitlyn Clark, Trine* (sophomore from Mount Juliet, Tenn./Wilson Central HS) Katie Dewyre, Adrian* (senior from Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood HS) Bree Fuller, Trine** (junior from Hubbardston/Fulton HS) Ashlynn Grubb, Olivet* (freshman from LaGrange, Ind./Lakeland HS) Lea Lusk, Alma* (junior from Columbiaville/Lakeville HS) Devan Olah, Alma* (junior from White Lake/Lakeland HS) Carly Searles, Trine** (junior from Levering/Petoskey HS) Julie Sobieski, Hope* (junior from St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East HS) Peyton Wells, Hope* (junior from Rockford/Rockford HS) Second Team All-MIAA Kelsey Cooper, Hope (junior from Romeo/Romeo HS) Haleigh Daniels, Trine (senior from Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton HS) Karissa DeVore, Adrian (sophomore from Adrian/Blissfield HS) Leah Hall, Trine (junior from Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central HS) Rachel Harris, Trine (junior from Uniontown, Ohio/Hoover HS) Ashley Jakus, Calvin (senior from Muskegon/Reeths-Puffer HS) Kendra Marshall, Trine (sophomore from Leesburg, Ind./Warsaw HS) Alyssa Nielsen, Olivet (senior from Greenville/Greenville HS) Justine Robles, Trine (sophomore from Long Beach, Calif./Lakewood HS) Jessica Sarch, Adrian (sophomore from Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley HS) Brooke Stewart, Adrian (junior from Onsted/Onsted HS) Cassidy Vlot, Calvin (freshman from Chowchilla, Calif./Chowchilla HS) Most Valuable Position Player Devan Olah, Alma (junior from White Lake/Lakeland HS) Most Valuable Pitcher Bree Fuller, Trine (junior from Hubbardston/Fulton HS) Player of the Week Honor Roll Week #1 - Kaitlyn Clark, Trine (position player); Bree Fuller, Trine (pitcher) Week #2 - Autumn Anderson, Hope (position player); Bree Fuller, Trine (pitcher) Week #3 - Kendra Marshall, Trine (position player); Bree Fuller, Trine (pitcher) Week #4 - Peyton Wells, Hope (position player); Bree Fuller, Trine (pitcher) Week #5 - Carly Searles, Trine (position player); Bree Fuller, Trine (pitcher) MIAA Tournament Game 1 - #2 Hope 3, #3 Olivet 1 Game 2 - #4 Calvin 5, #1 Trine 1 Game 3 - #1 Trine 12, #3 Olivet 1 (Olivet eliminated) Game 4 - #2 Hope 15, #4 Calvin 12 Game 5 - #1 Trine 10, #4 Calvin 1, 5 innings (Calvin eliminated) Game 6 - #1 Trine 11, #3 Hope 3 Game 7 - #1 Trine 8, #3 Hope 1 (Hope eliminated, Trine wins tournament)

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NCAA DIVISION III Division III Philosophy Academics are the primary focus for Division III student-athletes. The division minimizes the conflicts between athletics and academics and keeps studentathletes on a path to graduation through shorter practice and playing seasons, the number of contests, no redshirting and regional competition that reduces time away from academic studies. Studentathletes are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the general student-body, keeping them focused on being a student first. Division III is engaged in division-wide discussions about implementing an Academic Success Rate in the near future. The NCAA has collected and reported graduation rates since 1991 for all students (using the six-year federal methodology) and for all student-athletes receiving athletically related financial aid.

While Division III students have been included in this process, a separate report on student-athletes in Division III has been absent because the division does not award athletics grants-in-aid. While many Division III institutions and conferences have tracked the academic success of their student-athletes, they have used a variety of criteria (for example, graduation, grade-point average, class rank). However, Division III recently completed a two-year pilot academic-reporting program that produced data from a representative sample showing that student-athletes graduate at higher rates than those of their student-body peers. Division III members will decide soon whether a division-wide academic reporting structure that produces an annual Academic Success Rate is appropriate.

The Three D's Discover Division III student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their interests and passions beyond the classroom and field of play‌to discover themselves. Develop Division III institutions provide an environment that encourages student-athletes to develop into well-rounded adults. Small class sizes, the ability to participate in more than one sport, and an emphasis on participating activities outside of the classroom are all hallmarks of the Division III experience. Dedicate Division III institutions expect student-athletes to dedicate themselves to achieving their potential. Student-athletes must manage their busy schedules, keep up with class work and face the same challenges as the rest of the student-body.

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