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Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- 2010 Media Guide ---

2010 NIU Quick Facts

University Information Location.................................................................. DeKalb, Ill. Founded.......................................................................... 1895 Enrollment................................................................... 24,397 Nickname.....................................................................Huskies Colors........................................................... Cardinal and Black President............................................................ Dr. John Peters Associate V.P./Director of Athletics...............................Jeff Compher Conference.......................................................... Mid-American Official Athletics Website......................................... niuhuskies.com Men’s Golf Information 2009 MAC Championships Finish............................................. 5th Letterwinners Returning/Lost............................................... 4/3 Head Coach.............................................................Tom Porten Alma Mater,Year........................................... Cleveland State, 1990 Years at NIU................................................................First year Men’s Golf Office Phone.......................................... 815-753-1816 Men’s Golf Email............................................... tporten@niu.edu Men’s Golf Fax...................................................... 815-753-7700 Assistant Coach..........................................................Kurt Sroka Alma Mater,Year............................................... Illinois State, 2007 Sport Administrator............................................... Tim McMurray Athletic Trainer.........................................................Phil Voorhis Sports Performance Coach....................................... Shea Townsend Home Course........................... Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill. Par.............................................................................. 72 Yardage..................................................................... 7,656 Slope...........................................................................153 Rating........................................................................78.5

Table Of Contents

Rich Harvest Farms........................................................... 2-3 Kishwaukee Golf Club/H.I.T. Center........................................ 4 Head Coach Tom Porten........................................................ 5 Asst. Coach Kurt Sroka/Strength Coach Shea Thompson................. 6 The 2010 Huskies............................................................7-11 2009 Review.................................................................... 12 adidas............................................................................. 13 Honors and Awards............................................................ 14 Huskie Records............................................................. 15-16 All-Time Letterwinners....................................................... 17 Jeffrey & Kimberly Yordon Center.......................................... 18 DeKalb, Ill....................................................................... 19 Northern Illinois University.............................................. 20-21 President Dr. John Peters..................................................... 22 Assoc. V.P./Director of Athletics Jeff Compher........................... 23 Mid-American Conference................................................... 24

Huskies in the Community Media Relations Hook a Kid on Golf Foundation Voluntary Action Center Asst. Media Relations Director/Men’s Golf SID..................Zach Peters Since 2003, NIU golfers have been During the past winter season, the Office Phone................................................... 815-753-9572 working with the Illinois’ Hook A Huskies worked with the Volun Cell Phone...................................................... 815-508-3375 Kid On Golf program. Hook A Kid tary Action Center, a program that E-Mail Address............................................ zpeters2@niu.edu provides structured instruction for serves the DeKalb/Sycamore area, kids 5-15 and teaches them a skill helping with hunger relief. The that will be beneficial in their per- Huskies worked with the Meals on sonal and professional lives. Hook Wheels program delivering bags of A Kid brings golf inside the class- hot and cold meals to the elderly at room and exposes youths to a game the DeKalb High Rise senior center they can enjoy for a lifetime. for over two weeks. 2010 Northern Illinois Golf Roster Name Ht. Wgt. Year Griffin Bauman 5-11 155 R-Fr. Jeff Dick 6-3 170 Jr. Bryce Emory 6-5 187 Fr. Andrew Frame 5-7 165 Sr. Matt Gorman 6-1 170 Fr. Paul Hammerschmidt 6-4 175 Fr. Tim Kay 6-0 183 Sr. Kurtis Luedtke 5-9 165 Fr. Greg Pohlmann 6-1 145 So. Matt Triplett 5-9 150 Sr.

Hometown/Last School Crystal Lake, Ill./Central Sherman, Texas/Sherman Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy Manteno, Ill./Manteno Waunakee, Wis./Waunakee Westerville, Ohio/Central Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett Aurora, Ill./West Columbus, Neb./Iowa Western St. Charles, Ill./East

Head Coach: Tom Porten (1st Season, Cleveland State ’90) Assistant Coach: Kurt Sroka (1st Season, Illinois State ’07)

About The Guide

The 2010 Northern Illinois Men’s Golf Media Guide is a product of the NIU Athletic Media Relations Office. Written, designed and edited by Zach Peters. Writing and research assistance by Sam Kunde. Photography by Scott Walstrom and NIU archives. Printing by In-Print Graphics. On the Cover: Junior Jeff Dick (left), and seniors Matt Triplett (center) and Tim Kay (right) are pictured on the front cover along with scenes from NIU’s home course, Rich Harvest Farms, located in Sugar Grove, Ill. Copies of the publication are available to the general public at a cost of $7 each (includes shipping and handling) by sending a check, made payable to Northern Illinois, to NIU Media Relations Office, 209 Convocation Center, 1525 West Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115.

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Jerry Rich shrugs off the fact that he is one of only a few people to have ever actually inquired about membership at Augusta National. Had he joined, his significant energies and do-it-yourself resolve might not have been applied to creating a tough and beautiful track in northern Illinois that, in a handy turn of names, has been the invocation of farmers in the Prairie State for hundreds of years.

All the holes at Rich Harvest Farms are not only numbered but named. The par three Silver No. 5 is aptly named “Amen - Holy Stone.” One must clear a winding creek and an imposing wall of stones to reach the green safely.

Jerry and Betty Rich’s dream began to intersect when a small bit of the farm they had built by amassing adjacent farms into a 1,820-acre showcase of nature and agriculture gave way to one golf hole and a practice area. Then three holes, then six. Inspired by Augusta and the encouragement of friends Bob Murphy and Sam Snead, Rich completed 18 holes in 1997. After interviewing five architects he discovered he could draw the plans himself - and did, in typical fashion. He even hired a construction company that had never before done a golf course. While he was influenced by Augusta, he also took inspiration from Dick Wilson’s Pine Tree in Florida. Within five years Rich Harvest Links was ranked as the fifth Best New Private Course in the U.S., beating out designs from Nicklaus, Dye and Wieskopf, and was proclaimed as a Top 100 pick. In the “condition” category, it was ranked 2nd Best New Course in the country.

No. 7 on the Silver Course, “Beauty & the Beast,” lives up to its name.The approach shot offers a beautiful view of the green, however, with water in the front and sand on the other three sides, it takes total concentration to ensure the ball lands on the green.

For many that would be enough. For Jerry Rich, it was just the start. In 1998, with his life-long friend Don Springer, he established the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois that by 2004 had introduced over 150,000 Illinois children to the game. Of all of his accomplishments, he hopes the

When golfers step into the tee box of Silver No. 4, they are greeted to one of the most intimidating tee shots in golf. They have to contend with trees on either side, water in the front, and if that wasn’t enough, high prairie grass if they want to hit the fairway of “Devil’s Elbow.”

No. 9 on the Gold Course, “Covered Bridge,” is a dog leg right par five. If one wants to be bold and go for the green on their second shot, they have to contend with Welch Creek, which divides the fairway in half. Three bunkers running down the left side of the fairway ensure all shots will head slightly right.


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Foundation will be his legacy. Rich Harvest has been the site for the foundation’s fundraisers, including the Bob Murphy Pro-Am and Chrysler All-Star Shoot-Out. The course, like everything Jerry Rich undertakes, is a testament to his drive, tastes, sense of fun and devotion to the game. Each hole has been thoughtfully named. Number 3, “Snead’s Crotch”, is a 362-yard par 4 with a 90-degree dogleg and the beckon to “walk with a legend, tee shot 230 with a draw”. “Devil’s Elbow”, No.13, warns of the “most demanding tee shot in golf ”, In another gesture to Augusta, the par-3 14th is “Amen Holy Stone” and offers a caution to “check the wind” when hitting over a brontosaurus shaped pond. Caddies even wear the white jump suits and green hats so distinctive to the Masters. There are 18 pins but 45 potential holes. Wilson was a proponent of large greens, sand bunkers and clever doglegs, all found on the 4th, which on the card is a 200yard par 3 but can also be played as a 278-yard par 4, requiring a gamma ray tee shot through the trees. There are 105 bunkers to contend with, along with wetlands and natural waste areas, giving the layout its dichotomous character. A picture perfect farm, an award-winning course, a successful and growing foundation for kids. The next step for Rich? How about hosting the 2009 Solheim Cup, and he did just that, as Rich Harvest Farms served as the grounds for competition for Team USA’s 16-12 win over Team Europe to keep the Cup.

Located just beyond the green of Gold No. 9 is the beautiful Harvest Lodge. Inside are 10 fully-furnished cottages, a state-of-the-art exercise room and an indoor practice area. There are also two practice areas located outside, with a putting green on the side and a driving range in back.

Also located inside Harvest Lodge is The Course, a high definition golf simulator. Huskies can work on their swings in a comfortable setting with this state-of-theart training tool.

After taking their swings at The Course, Huskie golfers can walk over to the practice green. From chipping out of the rough or punching it out of the sand, sinking a long putt or making a “gimme”, the practice green at Harvest Lodge allows Huskie golfers to work on every aspect of the short game no matter the weather.

You don’t have to travel too far to continue to work on your game once the weather breaks. Step out the back door of Harvest Lodge and you’ll find a well-manicured driving range.With several pins located at various distances, NIU’s student-athletes can swing every club from pitching wedge to driver.


Kishwaukee Country Club Kishwaukee Country Club is the home of the KCC-NIU Huskies Short Game Practice Facility, which was officially opened on August 1, 2009 after the facility was completed in mid-July of 2009 at the course that is located at 1901 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. KCC Golf Course Superintendant Jeff Hoste’s new 40,000 square foot practice facility covers nearly every shot possible from 75 yards and in. The 25-yard deep creeping bent-grass green is mowed to just under an eighth of an inch and the bent-grass fairway is mowed at one-half inch. The facility also features a fairway bunker at 40 yards and a greenside bunker at 20 yards. Established in 1901, KCC is also where the Northern Illinois golf program holds practices and qualifying rounds. The par-70 course is 6,324 yards of golf on bent grass with a rating of 70.9 and a slope of 124. The 18-hole championship course has also been host to the Illinois PGA Senior Tournament and Illinois Senior Open.

The H.I.T. Center Opened November 1, 2007, the Huskie Indoor Training (H.I.T) Center is one of the newest athletic training facilities to open on the Northern Illinois University campus. While the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center, which opened in August of 2007 provides a home for the athletic training, sports performance and academic units of NIU athletics, the H.I.T. Center serves as the indoor practice home for the Northern Illinois baseball, men’s and women’s golf and softball programs. Located southwest of the Convocation Center in what was formerly known as the John Deere Building, the H.I.T. Center provides studentathletes a place to develop their skills during the winter months. The H.I.T. Center measures 9,800 square feet and features an Astroturf carpet floor and sport specific lighting. Space is divided equally for baseball/softball and golf. Retractable netting allows for the redistribution of practice space. Four full-size batting cages are located on the baseball/softball side of the facility, while the golf side features space for six practice tees surrounded by netting. A

putting green has also been installed. Prior to the opening of the H.I.T. Center, NIU’s spring sport student-athletes used space in the Rec Center or on the east side of Huskie Stadium. Now they have a place of their own to call home.


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- Head Coach ---

Tom Porten Head Coach 1st Season Cleveland State, 1990 In one semester as head men’s golf coach at Northern Illinois, Tom Porten has already had a taste of success. In his first ever event at the helm of NIU golf, Porten’s team carded a score of fourunder par 280 at the Spartan Classic on September 19, 2009 that stands as the third-best 18-hole score in program history. More importantly, that could be a sign of things to come. Despite the early success, and a 54-hole score of 883 in his first event for a ninth-place finish, Porten quickly found himself in a bit of a bind and had to find a way to turn things around after NIU averaged a 54-hole score of 939.3 over the next three events. And he did just that, displaying his coaching ability, hard work, and dedication to the NIU golf program as the Huskies posted their best score of the fall season by shooting an 882 at the APSU Intercollegiate. While ending the fall season positively on the links, Porten has also stressed the importance of the academic success that the program has enjoyed in the past. The golfers led all men’s athletic programs at NIU with an 86 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) as part of the Huskies’ overall GSR of 82 percent, which marked the fifth straight year of improvement in the overall Huskie GSR. The golfers also posted a combined cumulative GPA of 3.166 to lead all men’s programs in the fall of 2009, and helped NIU student-athletes extend their streak to nine semesters in a row with a GPA above 3.0. Porten brings experience in the Mid-American Conference to Northern Illinois as he was the head men’s golf coach at Akron in 2006-07, and spent one season as the associate head coach at MAC golf powerhouse Kent State in 2007-08. In one season as associate head coach for both the men’s and women’s golf teams at Kent State, he assisted in all phases of coaching, recruiting, fundraising and administration for the Top 30 Division I program. While there, both teams finished with the highest ranking in school history (men - 12th; women - 13th). Porten also achieved similar results as the head men’s golf coach at Akron in 2006-07 as the Zips won a school-record four tournaments and posted their top finish at the MAC Championships with a second-place showing. Prior to his time in the MAC, Porten spent 15 years at Cleveland State University as the head men’s golf coach and then created and led the women’s program at the school. During his tenure at his alma mater, Porten turned a program that did not award scholarships when he arrived in 1991 into a conference championship team in 1998, earning Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year honors for that effort. Two years later, he added duties as Cleveland State’s director of golf operations and head women’s golf coach for the start-up program, earning MCC Coach of the Year in 2002-

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In his last season at CSU in 2005-06, the Viking men’s team won the Horizon League Championship to earn the first automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals in school history. Porten picked up his third conference coach of the year honor. At each of his collegiate coaching stops, in addition to his coaching responsibilities, Porten has been involved in managing tournaments, including events at Firestone Country Club in Akron, fundraising - through tournaments and corporate sponsorships and community service efforts. The Ohio native spent last year as Director of Instruction at GolfTEC Cleveland East in Beachwood, Ohio, where he taught more than 1,600 lessons to 200 clients, including some of the region’s top collegiate and prep players. The 46-year-old Porten, who is just the third head coach in the history of the NIU men’s golf program, earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a political science minor from Cleveland State in 1990. He and his wife, Renee, have an 18-year-old son, Ryan, 16-year-old daughter, Victoria, and nine-year-old daughter, Anna Renee.

The Tom Porten File Coaching Experience: Kent State, Assistant Coach (2007-08) Akron, Head Coach (2006-07) Cleveland State, Head Coach (1991-2006) Education: Cleveland State, 1990 - Bachelor’s degree in history with a political science minor Career Highlights: -Taught lessons to Ohio’s top collegiate and prep players at GolfTEC Cleveland East in 2008-09. -Helped men’s & women’s teams at Kent State to their highest rankings in school history in 2007-08 (men -12th | women -13th). -Led Akron to a school-record four tournament wins in 2006-07. -Led Akron to best finish at MAC Championships (2nd place) in 2006-07. -Turned a non-scholarship Cleveland State program into a conference championship program in just seven years. -Earned Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in 1998. -Led CSU to a Horizon League Championship in 2005-06. -Led CSU to its first NCAA Regional appearance in 2005-06. -Earned Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2005-06.

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Kurt Sroka

Shea Thompson

Assistant Coach | 1st Season Illinois State, 2007

Sports Performance | 2nd Season Buena Vista, 2007

The newest member of the NIU men’s golf coaching staff, Kurt Sroka brings a solid golf background to the Huskies. The Illinois native spent the last three years as a golf professional at Boone Creek Golf Academy in Bull Valley, Ill., where he taught lessons, built the junior golf program to over 300 students, coordinated golf outings, trained employees and assisted in the daily functioning of the facility.

Shea Thompson is in his second year as a graduate assistant on the Northern Illinois Sports Performance staff working with studentathletes in the areas of strength and conditioning. The Iowa native has worked with the football, wrestling, women’s soccer, and golf programs in his time at NIU assisting with the development of all aspects of training for Huskie student-athletes.

Sroka also spent the last three years providing personalized assess- Prior to his arrival at NIU, Thompson spent 18 months at the Uniments as a Titleist Performance Institute certified fitness instructor versity of Nebraska as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He helped develop the Cornhuskers’ training routines for track & at Snap Fitness in McHenry, Ill. field throwers, golf, tennis, and swimming teams and assisted the In the fall of 2005, the former McHenry High School standout men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling squads. served as a fitness center assistant at the Sports Enhancement CenAs an undergraduate at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, ter in Bloomington, Ill supervising the golf instruction program. Thompson held the position of head volleyball strength and condiAs a player, Sroka was a four-year letterwinner (2002-06) and a tioning coach. He also lettered for two years as a linebacker on member of the 2005 MissouriValley Conference championship team the Beaver football team and earned a bachelor of arts in exercise at Illinois State, where he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in health and coaching in 2007. science with a coaching minor in August of 2007. He also played in the 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Thompson is a member of the National Strength and ConditionCourse. Additionally, Sroka was named the 2001 Northwest Herald ing Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Golfer of theYear while playing for McHenry on his way to a fourth- (CSCS), and is CPR certified. place finish in the IHSA Class AA 2001 state finals.

NIU Men’s Golf Support Staff

Tim McMurray Sport Administrator

Phil Voorhis Athletic Trainer

Zach Peters Media Relations

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Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- The 2010 Huskies ---

Andrew Frame

Tim Kay

Senior | 5-7 | 155 Manteno, Ill. | Manteno

Senior | 6-0 | 183 Bartlett, Ill. | Bartlett

Fall 2009: Did not see action in the fall season and will not play in spring of 2010 due to a redshirt year. 2008-09: Combined to participate in nine of NIU’s 10 events in the season with a scoring average of 75.6 ... Played in all five spring events … 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V choice by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) … 2009 MAC Commissioner’s Award recipient … Academic All-MAC honoree … Named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as one of 108 Division I honorees … Finished 82nd at the FAU Spring Break Championship with a 243 (87-82-74) … Placed in a tie for 66th at the Marshall Invitational with a 234 (81-74-79) … Posted a season-best 19th place tie at the 2009 adidas Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. with a seven-over 220 (73-72-75) … Shot the Huskies’ low round of the Boilermaker Invitational with a one-under 71 on his way to a tie for 30th (72-78-71=221) … Tied for 21st at 2009 MAC Men’s Golf Championships with a 10-over 298 (77-75-73-73) … Registered a scoring average of 76.0 for the spring ... Saw action in four of five fall events … Posted a stroke average of 75.1 in 11 rounds to rank third on the team for the fall … Paced the Huskies with a seventh-place showing at the season-opening Nebraska Invitational with a two-over par 146 in 36 holes (72-74) … Scored a top 10 finish at Davidson Invitational by shooting 72-76-77 for a nine-over par 229 and a tie for seventh-place … Twice fired a season-low 72 in the fall … Also led NIU at the UTA Waterchase Invitational with a 13-over 229 (7478-77) to tie for 22nd … Tied for 15th at the Oral Roberts Shootout after firing rounds of 75-73-78 for a 10-over par 226. 2007-08: Team’s second-best scorer with a 76.1 average in 33 rounds ... Participated in 12 of 13 events with one top 10 and three top 20 finishes during the season ... Shot 15 rounds of 75 or lower during the year … Tied for the team lead in rounds and tournaments played … Ranked first or second on the team in seven events, including the MAC Championships where he finished 18th with a 12-over par total of 300 over 72 holes to rank second among Huskie players … Led NIU with a fifth-place finish at the Belmont Fall Shootout after shooting even-par 216 (74-69-73), including a season-low 69 … Tied for 16th at the Windon Memorial Tournament with rounds of 72-71-72 for a two-over par 215 and was NIU’s best finisher … Placed in the top 30 at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and the Hoosier Invitational … Scored a 232 (83-76-73) to tie for 28th at the Colbert and opened the Hoosier event with an even par 72 en route to a tie for 30th and a six-over par 150 … Had the second-best NIU score in those two tournaments … Earned at least one score of 74 or lower in every event he played. 2006-07: Named MAC Freshman of the Year ... NIU’s leading scorer with a 74.5 average ... Racked up five top 10 finishes, including a second-place showing at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate ... Placed seventh at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate and at the MAC Tournament ... Finished ninth at the Marshall Invitational ... Finished 10th at the Wexford Plantation Invitational ... Participated in all 11 events during his initial collegiate campaign. Prep: Four-time team MVP, All-Area honoree, state qualifier and team captain ... Led his team to four straight River Valley Conference championships ... Placed second overall at the Illinois High School Association Class A Championships with a two-round score of 143, helping Manteno to a fourth-place team finish ... Placed second as a junior in the Class A state tournament with a two-round score of 143 and pushed Manteno to 22-0 mark on the year ... Averaged 71.2 as a senior, 71.8 as a junior, 74.3 as a sophomore and 74.5 as a freshman ... Twice set the school-record for nine holes (31) and owns the 18hole record (68) ... Holds Manteno’s record for career scoring average (73.0).

Fall 2009: Competed in the final two fall events for the Huskies … Academic All-MAC selection … Named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as one of 108 Division I honorees … Posted a 242 (7684-82) en route to a T52 finish at the Davidson Invitational … Finished in a tie for 71st at the APSU Intercollegiate with a 230 (78-75-77), including a season-low 75 in the second round … Held a 78.7 scoring average for the fall. 2008-09: Combined to play in nine of the Huskies’ 10 events in the season with a scoring average of 75.7 ... Participated in all five spring events … 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... Placed in a tie for 45th at the FAU Invitational with a 224 (77-73-74) … Finished in a tie for 57th at the Marshall Invitational with a 229 (78-75-76) … Also shot a 229 (79-74-76) at the 2009 adidas Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. to finish 49th … Shot lowest total score of the season with a five-over 221 (73-73-75) at the Boilermaker Invitational for a season-best 30th place tie … Placed in a tie for 38th with a 306 (77-78-73-78) at the 2009 MAC Men’s Golf Championships, highlighted by a third round one-over 73 … Maintained a 75.6 scoring average for the spring ... Competed in four of the Huskies’ five fall tournaments … Compiled a 76.0 stroke average in 11 fall rounds … Shot a season-low 73 and tied for seventh at the Davidson Invitational with rounds of 77-73-75 (225) to help NIU to the team title … Earned a tie for 25th at the Nebraska Fairway Club Invitational with a six-over par 150 … Recorded five rounds of 75 or lower in the fall … No. 2 Huskie finisher at the UTA Invitational where he tied for 32nd, highlighted by a second-round 75. 2007-08: Averaged 76.6 strokes in 32 rounds on the season ... Appeared in 12 of 13 events with one top-10 finish and three top-30 finishes for the year ... Had 10 rounds of 75 or lower and six below 73 on the year … Finished in a tie for 29th at the MAC Championships after posting scores of 76-77-78-76 for a 72-hole total of 309… Tied for 32nd at both the UALR First Tee Intercollegiate and the Boilermaker Invitational, scoring a three-over 219 at the latter with rounds of 72-72-75 … Was NIU’s top finisher at the Boilermaker Invite … Finished sixth at the season-opening Purdue Midwest Shootout with an even par 72 in the rain-shortened event ... Fired a low-round of 70 and placed 26th at the Belmont Fall Shootout (78-70-76) … Closed out the Hoosier and Marshall invitationals with rounds of 74 and 75, respectively. 2006-07: Appeared in 10 events and averaged 77.4 strokes per round ... Placed 23rd at the Wolverine Invitational while recording a season-best 54-hole score of 217 (+4) ... Placed 26th at the Wexford Plantation Invitational. Prep: A three-time team MVP and first team All-Upstate 8 Conference selection ... Earned first team all-state honors as a senior ... Led Bartlett to the Upstate 8 Conference championship and the Geneva Regional Championship in 2005 ... Earned three tournament titles as a senior, including the Chicago Invite (73), Elgin High School Invite (71) and Antioch Invite (69) ... Collected the Larkin Invite Championship with a twounder par 70 as a junior ... Holds the school record for 9-hole average at an even-par 36 ... Carded a four-under par and personal-best 32 at the Den. Personal: Son of Thomas and Ruth Kay ... Business major ... Born Dec. 30, 1987.

Personal: Son of Charles and Kim Frame ... Elementary education major ... Born Nov. 6, 1987.

Tim Kay’s career stats

Andrew Frame’s career stats Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career

Events 11 12 9 32

Rounds 32 33 27 92

Strokes 2385 2512 2042 6939

Average 74.5 76.1 75.6 75.4

Low 68 69 71 68

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Events 10 12 9 2 33

Rounds 29 32 27 6 94

Strokes 2245 2454 2045 472 7216

Average 77.4 76.6 75.7 78.7 76.8

Low 70 70 73 75 70


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- The 2010 Huskies ---

Matt Triplett

Jeff Dick

Senior | 5-9 | 150 St. Charles, Ill. | East

Junior | 6-3 | 170 Sherman, Texas | Sherman

Fall 2009: Competed in four of five fall events … Finished in a tie for 47th at the Spartan Classic with a 226 (79-70-77) … Placed in a tie for 48th at the ORU Shootout with a 247 (80-86-81) … Was the top-finishing Huskie at the Davidson Invitational, posting a 13-over 229 (73-79-77) to tie for 28th … Shot a career-low 68 (-4) in the second round of the APSU Intercollegiate en route to a tie for 25th with a season-best 219 (77-68-74) … Held a 76.7 scoring average for the fall.

Fall 2009: Played in all five fall events … Placed 36th at the Spartan Classic with a 224 (75-72-77) … Had the Huskies’ best fall finish with his seventh place tie at the ORU Shootout with rounds of 79-73-75 (227) ... Finished tied for 22nd at the Windon Memorial with a 223 (76-72-75) … Fired a 234 (77-82-75) at the Davidson Invitational to finish tied for 40th … Shot even par over three rounds at the APSU Intercollegiate, good for 15th place (78-70-68=216) … Held a team best 74.9 average for the fall.

2008-09: Combined to play in five of NIU’s ten events in the season with a scoring average of 76.3 ... Participated in four of five spring events … Tied for 45th at FAU Spring Break Championships with a 224 (74-76-74) … Shot a 237 (78-82-77) to finish in a tie for 73rd at the Marshall Invitational … Placed in a tie for 76th at the Boilermaker Invitational with a 232 (76-74-82) … Was the Huskies’ top finisher at the 2009 MAC Men’s Golf Championships with his 15th place eight-over 296 (76-75-74-71), including a season-low final round 71 … Registered a spring scoring average of 76.1 ... Saw action in the fall season-opening Nebraska Invitational … Shot a 75 and an 80 (155) to tie for 43rd in the tournament … Averaged 77.5 strokes per round in his two rounds for the fall.

2008-09: Combined to participate in seven of NIU’s ten events in the season with a teambest scoring average of 74.5 ... Competed in all five spring events … Fired a career-low five-under 66 in final round at the FAU Spring Break Championships to place 13th overall with a 216 (75-75-66) … Led NIU with a nine-over 222 (73-76-73) on his way to a 28th place finish at the Marshall Invitational … Tied for 16th at 2009 adidas Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. with a six-over 219 (75-72-72) … Scored a 222 (74-73-75) at the Boilermaker Invitational to tie for 37th … Shot a two-under 70 on the final day of the 2009 MAC Men’s Golf Championships, good for the second best 18-hole score in the field, as he finished in 44th place (76-77-DQ-70) … Posted a team-best 73.5 scoring average for the spring ... Competed in two of five fall events and represented NIU at the Coca Cola Duke Individual tourney at the Duke Golf Club in Durham, N.C. … Tied for sixth among a national field at that event as he shot 74-73-73 for a 54-hole total of sevenover par 220 ... Fired rounds of 76-73-74 (223) at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational to tie for 38th … Compiled a 77.6 scoring average for the fall … Also played in the UTA Invitational where he tied for 44th … Had rounds of 75 and 76 at that tournament.

2007-08: Averaged 78.8 strokes for his 15 rounds on the season ... Participated in six of 13 events with one top 20 finish on the year ... Shot a season-low 74 en route to a tie for 46th at the Stevinson Ranch Invitational as he totaled a 231 (82-75-74) in that event … Finished 17th at the rain-shortened Purdue Midwest Shootout with a first round score of three over par 75… Tied for 49th at the UALR First Tee Intercollegiate, highlighted by a second-round 75 … His 235 total score at the Boilermaker Invitational included book-end 76’s. 2006-07: Appeared in all 11 events and averaged 77.2 strokes per round ... Placed 24th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate for his best finish of the season ... Shot a season-low round of 70 while placing 31st at the Xavier Invitational. 2005-06: Redshirted. Prep: Helped St. Charles East to runner-up finish at 2004 IHSA State Tournament ... Named team MVP in 2003 ... His 76.5 career scoring average ranks ninth at St. Charles East ... Claimed the 2004 Upstate 8 Conference Championship and was a three-time all-conference selection ... Finished 12th at the Illinois Junior Amateur in 2004 ... Posted three victories during 2003 season ... Shot 71 and 69 in final two rounds of the Boyne Highlands Junior (AJGA Tour) and finished ninth. Personal: Son of Tom and Robin Triplett ... General studies major ... Born May 14, 1987.

Matt Triplett’s career stats Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Fall 2009 Career

Events 11 6 5 4 26

Rounds 32 15 15 12 74

Strokes 2471 1182 1144 921 5718

Average 77.2 78.8 76.3 76.7 77.3

Low 70 74 71 68 68

2007-08: Finished with a 79.4 stroke average in 16 rounds for the season ... Participated in six of 13 tournaments and had one top-10 finish ... Shot his two lowest rounds of the season with a two-under par 70 and a 73 at the FirstEnergy Invitational … Totaled a one-under par 143 in the 36-hole event on his way to a season-best seventh-place finish … Tied for 43rd at the MAC Championships highlighted by a four-over par 76 in the opening round … Shot 322 over the four rounds … Was the Huskies’ No. 4 finisher at the Stevinson Ranch Invitational and the Boilermaker Invitational with a low round of 75 in each event … In the fall, played in the Jim Colbert Invitational and the Purdue Midwest Shootout. Prep: Twice earned All-District and All-Region recognition ... Participated in the 2006 Junior Amateur Tournament ... Notched a personal-best round of 69 at the All-Regional Tournament during his senior season ... Was a four-year letter winner ... Twice captained the golf team captain and was captain of the basketball team as a senior. Personal: Son of Greg and Lisa Dick ... Father played golf at NIU and is a member of the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame ... Business major ... Born on Aug. 8, 1989.

Jeff Dick’s career stats Year 2007-08 2008-09 Fall 2009 Career

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Events 6 8 5 9

Rounds 16 24 15 25

Strokes 1271 1788 1124 1957

Average 79.4 74.5 74.9 78.3

Low 70 66 68 66


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- The 2010 Huskies ---

Greg Pohlmann

Griffin Bauman

Sophomore | 6-1 | 145 Columbus, Neb. | IowaWestern

Freshman | 5-11 | 155 Crystal Lake, Ill. | Central

Junior College: Two-year letterwinner for the Iowa Western C.C. Reivers … Posted a scoring average of 75.21 in 11 total tournaments with a pair of top five finishes and seven top 10s … In fall of 2009, won both matches at the No. 2 spot for IWCC at the Drake University Dual ... Finished third with an even-par 71 at the 2009 Reiver Fall Classic … Finished sixth at the 2009 Nebraska Wesleyan Fall Classic with a two-over 144 … Compiled five top 10 finishes in his first season at IWCC, including a second place finish at the 2008 Reiver Fall Classic with a two-over 73 … Tied for 29th at the 2008-09 NJCAA Men’s National Championship. Prep: Four-year varsity letterwinner for Lakeview H.S. … Finished in the top 10 three times at the Nebraska State Class B Championship, taking fourth as a junior, ninth as a sophomore and seventh as a freshman … Holds Lakeview records for lowest nine-hole score (33), lowest 18-hole score (69) and lowest season average (37.8 in 2006). Personal: Son of Luther and Gisele Pohlmann…Majoring in business … In 2007, was a semi-finalist at the Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship and was runner-up at the Nebraska Junior Stroke Play Championship, while he took ninth in the Callaway Junior Series … In 2008, was runner-up at the Nebraska Junior Stroke Play Championship and Indian Creek Amateur … In 2007-08, was a two-time member of the Nebraska-Kansas Junior Cup Matches and Nebraska Golf Association Junior All-Star Team.

Fall 2009: Competed in four of five fall events… Recorded the Huskies’ lowest round of the season with his four-under 67 in the second round of the Spartan Classic ... Tied for 10th with a score of 214 (76-67-71) at that event … Placed 50th at both the ORU Shootout (87-81-82=250) and the Davidson Invitational (76-84-80=240) … Shot a final round 75 at the Windon Memorial Classic, the second best Huskie round of the tournament, to place tied for 68th with a 234 (80-79-75) … Compiled a 78.2 scoring average for the fall. 2008-09: Did not compete in any events due to a redshirt season. Prep: Two-time team captain and team MVP ... A first team all-area choice as a senior and earned second team recognition his junior year ... Took second place at the Fox Valley Conference meet his senior season and went on to place 19th at the state championships ... Won the Regional title with a 74 at Marengo Ridge to help his team to the region crown ... Central also won the Sectional title and went on to place fourth in the state that year ... Shot 71 to win the McHenry Invitational as a junior ... Central took second in the region his sophomore and junior years ... Carried a nine-hole stroke average of 38.0 as a junior and 38.6 his senior season. Personal: Son of Doug Bauman and Gail Zalokar ... Has three brothers and one sister, including older brother and former NIU teammate Greg ... Father played golf at Wisconsin ... Born July 15, 1989.

Getting to know Greg Pohlmann ... Favorite career highlight? ... Playing in Nationals for JUCO. Handicap? ... 0. Lowest score you’ve ever shot? ... 68. Favorite pre-game song? ... Anything by Blink-182. Favorite opposing course to play on? ... The Harvester Golf Club (Rhodes, Iowa). Team jokester? ... Bryce Emory. Favorite pre-game ritual? ... Listening to music. Favorite place to eat on campus? ... Neptune Hall’s all you can eat. Favorite campus “hang out” spot? ... Neptune Hall’s fireplace. Best thing about NIU? ... It’s close to Chicago sports. Favorite food? ... Cheeseburger. Favorite book? ... Anything by John Grisham. If I wasn’t playing golf? ... I would be at the University of Nebraska. Something people would be surprised to know? ... I’m not a Cornhusker fan. Best television show ever made? ... Family Guy. NIU golf alumni are important because ... The program wouldn’t be where it is today.

Griffin Bauman’s career stats Year Fall 2009

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Events 4

Rounds 12

Strokes 938

Average 78.2

Low 67


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- The 2010 Huskies ---

Bryce Emory

Matt Gorman

Freshman | 6-5 | 187 Aurora, Ill. | Marmion

Freshman | 6-1 | 170 Waunakee, Wis. | Waunakee

Fall 2009: Competed in two fall events for the Huskies… Tied for 76th in the Windon Memorial Classic with a 238 (86-74-78), including a season-low 74 in the second round … Finished 76th at the APSU Intercollegiate with a score of 231 (78-75-78) … Compiled a 78.2 scoring average for the fall. Prep: Won an unprecedented four team MVP awards at Marmion Academy … Named Suburban Catholic Conference Player of theYear 2006-08 … Achieved medalist honors at 2008 Batavia Invitational with tournament record six-under 66 … One of two freshmen individual qualifiers for 2005 Illinois State Championship … Honored as Northern Illinois Regional High School Player of the Year in 2006 … Medalist or co-medalist honors in 24 of 42 career high school nine-hole matches … Holds career high school nine-hole average of 36.5 … Varsity lettermen in basketball during junior and senior seasons … Set school record with an 87% free throw percentage as a senior … Selected to Daily Herald all-area first team in basketball during senior season. Personal: Born April 30, 1991 … Majoring in finance … Son of Robert and Laura Emory … Involved in the Marmion Academy Service Program … Enjoys going to concerts … Admires Tiger Woods … Made Marmion Academy honor roll Fall 2006 through Spring 2009 … Makes his home course Aurora Country Club.

Bryce Emory’s career stats Year Fall 2009

Events 2

Rounds 6

Fall 2009: Played in three of five fall events… Placed 53rd at the ORU shootout with a 254 (89-83-82) … Finished tied for 68th at the Windon Memorial Classic with a 234 (80-77-77) … Posted a season-low first round 69 (-3) at the APSU Intercollegiate on his way to a tie for 25th for the tournament (69-77-73=219) … Held a scoring average of 78.5 for the season. Prep: Varsity letterman and captain of Waunakee High School golf team all four years … Recognized as team’s MVP 2005-2007 … First team All-Badger North Conference 2005-2007 … Played in prestigious Capital Times Invite in 2007 and 2008 … Won individual title at 2006 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association D-1 Regionals with an even-par 72 as a freshman … Placed first in 2007 WIAA D-1 Sectional by shooting a 69 at Edelweiss Chalet C.C. … Was All-State honorable mention for sophomore season … Lettered as a junior and senior for conference champion Waunakee basketball teams. Personal: Born June 16, 1991 … Is undecided on a major … Son of Pat and Laurie Gorman … Admires Tiger Woods … Enjoys listening to music, pool, and ping pong … Aspires to be a professional golfer … Plays in WIAA, Wisconsin Professional Golf Association, Wisconsin State Golf Association, American Junior Golf Association, and Future Collegians World Tour events … Father played golf at UW – Madison … Won WPGA Players Tour at Ridgeway G & C.C. and Lawsonia G.C., Sauk Invite, and Portage Invite during the summer of 2008 … Involved with the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity.

Matt Gorman’s career stats Strokes 469

Average 78.2

Low 74

Year Fall 2009

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Events 3

Rounds 9

Strokes 707

Average 78.6

Low 73


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- The 2010 Huskies ---

Paul Hammerschmidt

Kurtis Luedtke

Freshman | 6-4 | 175 Westerville, Ohio | Central

Freshman | 5-9 | 165 Aurora, Ill. | West

Fall 2009: Played in one of five NIU events in the fall … Tied for 42nd (77-72-76) at the Spartan Classic in his Huskie debut … Posted a scoring average of 75.0 for the season. Prep: Four-year varsity letterman … Three-time All-Ohio Capital Conference first team … Named all-district second team during his junior and senior years … Averaged 74.8 as a senior … Holds school record for lowest 18-hole round at Medallion Club with a four-under 68. Personal: Born May 12, 1990 … Majoring in mechanical engineering … Son of James and Constance Hammerschmidt … Enjoys snowboarding and playing basketball … Member of National Honor Society … Perennially recognized on honor roll … Honored as a National Merit Scholar … Placed 18th in 2006 Ohio Junior Championship.

Fall 2009: Played in four of five NIU fall events… Placed in a tie for 42nd at the Spartan Classic with a season-low 225 (74-71-80), including a season-low second round 71 in his first event as a Huskie … Had his best fall finish, tied for 16th, at the ORU Shootout with a 231 (74-81-76) … Shot a 247 (86-78-83) for an 81st place finish at the Windon Memorial Classic … Placed in a tie for 46th at the Davidson Invitational with a 247 (8678-83) … Compiled a fall scoring average of 78.5. Prep: Named to all-conference first team for the Dupage Valley Conference in 2007-08 … Was a varsity letterman in golf all four years … Second player under West Aurora High School coach Jay Bauer to qualify for state with his 75 at Naperbrook in 2007 sectional tournament… Achieved medalist honors while leading West Aurora to its first boys’ golf regional title in 2008 at the Links at Carillon Golf Course with a 71 … Holds school records for low 18-hole round (69) and low nine-hole round (33) … Named West Aurora team MVP following his junior and senior seasons … Placed in the top 10 in 7 of 12 career high school 18-hole tournaments. Personal: Born August 10, 1991 … Is undecided on a major … Son of Scott and Mai Luedtke … Aspires to be a professional golfer one day … Admires fellow left-handed player Phil Mickelson … Interested in boxing and football … Member of Aurora First Tee program since 2001 … Trains at Rabito Golf Academy in Bolingbrook, Ill. … Member of Illinois Junior Golf Association, American Junior Golf Association, and Mid-American Junior Golf Tour … Tied for sixth at Medinah C.C. Invitational in May 2008 with a 7675.

Paul Hammerschmidt’s career stats Year Fall 2009

Events 1

Rounds 3

Kurtis Luedtke’s career stats Strokes 225

Average 75.0

Low 72

Year Fall 2009

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Events 4

Rounds 12

Strokes 942

Average 78.5

Low 71


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- 2009 Review ---

Results By Tournament FAU Spring Break Champ. Delray Beach, Fla. - par 71 Player Scores Finish Jeff Dick 75-75-66=216 13 Tim Kay 77-73-74=224 t45 Matt Triplett 74-76-74=224 t45 Alex Wagner 80-83-79=242 80 Andrew Frame 87-82-74=243 82 Marshall Invitational Huntington,W.Va. - par 71 Player Scores Finish Jeff Dick 73-76-73=222 t28 Tim Kay 78-75-76=229 t57 Max Hosking 80-73-78=231 t60 Andrew Frame 81-74-79=234 t66 Matt Triplett 78-82-77=237 73 Adidas Hoosier Invitational Bloomington, Ind. - par 71 Player Scores Finish Jeff Dick 75-72-72=219 t16 Andrew Frame 73-72-75=220 t19 Tim Kay 79-74-76=229 49 Max Hosking 81-75-77=233 t65 Greg Bauman 80-79-81=240 80

Boilermaker Invitational West Lafayette, Ind. - par 72 Player Scores Finish Andrew Frame 72-78-71=221 t30 Tim Kay 73-73-75=221 t30 Jeff Dick 74-73-75=222 t37 Max Hosking 77-76-73=226 t55 Matt Triplett 76-74-82=232 t76 Alex Wagner* 85-77-80=242 t89 MAC Championships Indianapolis, Ind. - par 72 Player Rounds Finish Matt Triplett 76-75-74-71=296 t15 Andrew Frame 77-75-73-73=298 t21 Max Hosking 82-73-72-72=300 t25 Tim Kay 77-78-73-78=306 t38 Jeff Dick 76-77-DQ-70 44

Spartan Classic Kingsley, Mich. -- Par 71 Player Scores Finish Griffin Bauman 76-67-71=214 t10 Jeff Dick 75-72-77=224 t36 Kurtis Luedtke 74-71-80=225 t42 Paul Hammerschmidt 77-72-76=225 t42 Matt Triplett 79-70-77=226 t47 ORU Shootout Broken Arrow, Okla. - par 72 Player Scores Finish Jeff Dick 79-73-75=227 t7 Kurtis Luedtke 74-81-76=231 t16 Matt Triplett 80-86-81=247 t48 Griffin Bauman 87-81-82=250 50 Matt Gorman 89-83-82=254 53 Windon Memorial Classic Glencoe, Ill. - par 71 Player Scores Finish Jeff Dick 76-72-75=223 t22 Griffin Bauman 80-79-75=234 t68 Matt Gorman 80-77-77=234 t68 Bryce Emory 86-74-78=238 t76 Kurtis Luedtke 86-78-83=247 81

Spring 2009 Team Results Date Mar. 27-29 Apr. 3-4 Apr. 11-12 Apr. 18-19 May 1-3

Finish 13/14 14/16 10/16 10/18 5/9

Individual Tournament Results Greg Bauman Matt Gorman Tourn. Scores Finish Tourn. Scores Finish Hoosier 80-79-81=240 80 ORU 89-83-82=254 53 80-77-77=234 t68 Windon Griffin Bauman 69-77-73=219 t25 APSU Tourn. Scores Finish Spartan 76-67-71=214 t10 Paul Hammerschmidt Scores Finish 87-81-82=250 50 Tourn. ORU Windon 80-79-75=234 t68 Spartan 77-72-76=225 t42 76-84-80=240

Jeff Dick Tourn. FAU Marshall Hoosier Boilermaker MAC Spartan

Scores Finish 75-75-66=216 13 73-76-73=222 t28 75-72-72=219 t16 74-73-75=222 t37 76-77-DQ-70 44

ORU Windon Davidson APSU

75-72-77=224 79-73-75=227 76-72-75=223 77-82-75=234 78-70-68=216

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Bryce Emory Tourn. Scores Finish Windon 86-74-78=238 t76 78-75-78=231 76 APSU Andrew Frame Tourn. Scores Finish FAU 87-82-74=243 82 81-74-79=234 t66 Marshall Hoosier Boilermaker MAC

73-72-75=220 72-78-71=221 77-75-73-73=298

t19 t30 t21

APSU Intercollegiate Hopkinsville, Ky. - par 72 Player Scores Finish Jeff Dick 78-70-68=216 15 Matt Gorman 69-77-73=219 t25 Matt Triplett 77-68-74=219 t25 Tim Kay 78-75-77=230 t71 Bryce Emory 78-75-78=231 76

Fall 2009 Team Results

Tournament Score FAU Spring Break Championships 306-306-288 -- 900 Marshall Invitational 309-298-304 -- 911 Adidas Hoosier Invitational 307-293-300 -- 900 Boilermaker Invitational 295-296-294 -- 885 MAC Championships 306-300-292-287 -- 1185

Davidson

Davidson Invitational Davidson, N.C. - par 72 Player Scores Finish Matt Triplett 73-79-77=229 t28 Jeff Dick 77-82-75=234 t40 Kurtis Luedtke 80-82-77=239 t46 Griffin Bauman 76-84-80=240 50 Tim Kay 76-84-82=242 t52

Max Hosking Tourn. Scores Finish Marshall 80-73-78=231 t60 81-75-77=233 t65 Hoosier 77-76-73=226 t55 Boilermaker 82-73-72-72=300 t25 MAC Tim Kay Tourn. Scores Finish FAU 77-73-74=224 t45 78-75-76=229 t57 Marshall 79-74-76=229 49 Hoosier 73-73-75=221 t30 Boilermaker 77-78-73-78=306 t38 MAC 76-84-82=242 t52 Davidson 78-75-77=230 t71 APSU Kurtis Luedtke Tourn. Scores Finish Spartan 74-71-80=225 t42 74-81-76=231 t16 ORU 86-78-83=247 81 Windon Davidson 80-82-77=239 t46

Date Sept. 19-20 Sept. 28-29 Oct. 4-5 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 19-20

Tournament Spartan Classic ORU Shootout Windon Memorial Classic Davidson Invitational APSU Intercollegiate

Score Finish 302-280-301 -- 883 9/14 320-318-314 -- 952 8/12 322-301-305 -- 928 15/15 302-327-309 -- 938 12/12 302-288-292 -- 882 10/17

Matt Triplett Tourn. Scores Finish FAU 74-76-74=224 t45 78-82-77=237 t73 Marshall 76-74-82=232 t76 Boilermaker 76-75-74-71=296 t15 MAC Spartan ORU Davidson APSU

79-70-77=226 80-86-81=247 73-79-77=229 77-68-74=219

t47 t48 t28 t25

Alex Wagner Tourn. Scores Finish FAU 80-83-79=242 80 85-77-80=242 t89 Boilermaker

2008-09 Statistics Name Tourn. Rounds Strokes Average Low Greg Bauman 1 3 240 80.0 79 Griffin Bauman 4 12 938 78.2 67 Jeff Dick 8 24 1788 74.5 66 Bryce Emory 2 6 469 78.2 74 Andrew Frame 5 16 1216 76.0 71 Matt Gorman 3 9 707 78.6 69 Paul Hammerschmidt 1 3 225 75.0 72 Max Hosking 4 13 990 76.2 72 Tim Kay 9 27 2045 75.7 73 Kurtis Luedtke 4 12 942 78.5 71 Matt Triplett 5 15 1144 76.3 71 Alex Wagner 2 6 484 80.7 77 Team Totals 51 157 12028 76.6 66

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Best Finish 80 t10 t6 76 t19 t25 t42 t25 t25 t16 t15 80 t10


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- Honors

and

Awards ---

Conference Titles

Mid-American Conference 1976, 1985 Mid-Continent Conference 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994

NCAA Tournament Teams 1976

NCAA All-Americans 1974: 1975: 1976: 1978: 1979:

Mick Soli (HM) Mick Soli (HM) Mick Soli (2nd Team) Greg Dick (HM) Greg Dick (HM)

Tim Giger Dave Emanuelson Mike Suhre Dave Emanuelson Mike Suhre Ethan Roush Nick Schenk Ethan Roush Nick Schenk Zach Jecklin Zach Jecklin

Dave Emanuelson Dave Emanuelson Dave Emanuelson

Andrew Frame Tim Kay

Men’s Golf in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame Greg Dick Chuck Kittleson Charles Garner Jack Pheanis Mick Soli Mike Spinello Don Wegrzyn 1976 Team

1975: 1976: 1978:

1980: 2008:

CoSIDA Academic All-District V 2009:

(1994-97)

All-Conference 1996: 1997:

Inducted in 1995 Inducted in 1993 Inducted in 1978 Inducted in 1988 Inducted in 1988 Inducted in 1986 Inducted in 1990 Inducted in 1997

Jeff Martin Mike Suhre Tim Countryman

Conference Medalists Mick Soli Mick Soli Greg Dick

MID-CONTINENT CONFERENCE

Andrew Frame

Sportsman of the Year

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 1998: 1999: 2000:

1976: Jack Pheanis 1985: Jack Pheanis

2007:

Dick Suesens Mick Soli Mick Soli Greg Dick Kelly Holmes

Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholars 1987: 1999: 2000: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008:

(1975-86, 1997-present)

Coach of the Year

MIDWESTERN COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE

Freshman of the Year

NCAA Qualifiers 1972: 1974: 1975: 1979: 1985:

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Greg Dick Zach Jecklin

All-Conference 1974: 1975: 1976: 1978: 1979: 1983: 1984: 1985: 1986: 2000: 2005: 2006: 2007:

Mick Soli Mick Soli Mick Soli Greg Dick Greg Dick Harry Kitahata Drew LaBarbera Kelly Holmes Scott Matheson Tim Countryman Nick Schenk Nick Schenk Andrew Frame

Academic All-MAC 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009:

Joe True Nick Schenk Nick Schenk Nick Schenk Zach Jecklin Zach Jecklin Zach Jecklin Andrew Frame Tim Kay

MAC Scholar-Athlete 1977: 1979:

Mike Stolz Mike Yackle

MAC Golfer of the Week 2004: 2005: 2007: 2008:

Nick Schenk (March 30) Ethan Roush (March 23) Alex Wagner (November 8) Zach Jecklin (May 1)

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(1989-94)

Coach of the Year 1989: 1990: 1991: 1994:

Jack Pheanis Jack Pheanis Jack Pheanis Jack Pheanis

Conference Medalist 1991:

Jason Samuelian

Newcomer of the Year 1993:

John Larson

All-Conference 1989: 1990: 1991: 1993 1994:

Rick Stewart Mark Voeller Mike Briggs Brian King Jason Samuelian Derek Schoonhoven Niclas Jinglov Mark Voeller Jason Samuelian Derek Schoonhoven

Academic All-Conference 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1994:

Mike Briggs Mark Voeller Mike Briggs Mark Voeller Mike Briggs Mark Voeller Mark Voeller Niclas Jinglov John Larson

MCC Scholar-Athlete 1989:

Rick Stewart


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- Huskie Records ---

Career Stroke Average Nick Schenk Year Rds. 2002-03 27 2003-04 31 2004-05 31 2005-06 31 Total 120

Avg. 76.9 74.1 73.1 72.8 74.1

Strokes 2,078 2,297 2,266 2,256 8,897

Mick Soli Year 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 Total

Rds. 10 17 13 20 60

Avg 75.6 74.4 74.9 73.2 74.3

Strokes 756 1,265 974 1,464 4,459

Zach Jecklin Year Rds. 2004-05 31 2005-06 28 2006-07 32 2007-08 33 Total 124

Avg. 75.5 74.8 74.7 75.0 75.0

Strokes 2,340 2,093 2,391 2,477 9,301

Ethan Roush Year Rds. 2002-03 24 2003-04 31 2004-05 31 2005-06 31 Total 117

Avg. 76.6 74.4 75.1 75.3 75.3

Strokes 1,840 2,307 2,329 2,335 8,811

Andrew Frame Year Rds. 2006-07 32 2007-08 33 2008-09 27 Total 92

Avg. 74.5 76.1 75.6 75.4

Strokes 2,385 2,512 2,042 6,939

Greg Dick Year 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 Total

Rds. 17 20 19 56

Avg. 76.9 75.0 75.2 75.6

Strokes 1,307 1,499 1,428 4,234

Tim Countryman Year Rds. 1996-97 22 1998-99 28 1999-2000 32 Total 82

Avg. 79.4 75.3 74.0 75.9

Strokes 1,746 2,107 2,371 6,224

Mike Suhre Year Rds. 1995-96 24 1996-97 31 1998-99 25 1999-2000 29 Total 109

Avg. 78.1 75.9 75.4 76.9 76.5

Strokes 1,874 2,354 1,885 2,231 8,344

Steve Childress Year Rds. 1997-98 29 1998-99 27 1999-2000 23 2000-01 28 Total 107

Avg. 77.6 75.4 75.4 77.2 76.5

Strokes 2,251 2,037 1,737 2,163 8,188

Dave Emanuelson Year Rds. 1996-97 31 1997-98 26 1998-99 28 1999-2000 32 Total 117

Avg. 77.9 77.7 77.0 74.6 76.7

Strokes 2,416 2,019 2,156 2,390 8,981

Jason Samuelian Year Rds. 1990-91 14 1991-92 17 1992-93 26 1993-94 30 Total 87

Avg. 79.1 76.0 76.7 76.5 76.8

Strokes 1,108 1,330 1,956 2,296 6,690

Single Season Stroke Average 1. Nick Schenk (2005-06) 2. Nick Schenk (2004-05) 3. Mick Soli (1975-76) 4. Tim Countryman (1999-2000) 5. Nick Schenk (2003-04) Jeff Dick (2008-09) 7. Mick Soli (1973-74) Ethan Roush (2003-04) 9. Andrew Frame (2006-07) 10. Dave Emanuelson (1999-2000) Scott Alwes (2002-03) Adam Rosenthal

Year by Year Stroke Average Leaders Year 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Player Rds Low Marty Joyce 19 73 Mick Soli 10 72 Mick Soli 17 68 Mick Soli 13 68 Mick Soli 20 68 Mike Stolz Scott Webster Jeff Thomas Greg Dick 17 66 Greg Dick 20 71 Greg Dick 19 71 Mitch Duffy 29 71 Mark Taylor 24 70 Drew LaBarbera 27 70 Bob Dickman 25 72 Scott Matheson 28 70 Scott Matheson 32 71 Brian King 33 73 Mike Briggs 28 71 Chad Behrends 31.5 71 Rick Stewart 30 69 Mark Voeller 27 71 Jason Samuelian 17 72 Jason Samuelian 26 69 Jason Samuelian 30 71 John Larson 23 72 John Larson 23 72 Mike Suhre 31 72 Jeff Martin 29 71 Tim Countryman 28 70 Tim Countryman 32 69 Scott Alwes 28 71 Joe True 29 68 Scott Alwes 27 66 Nick Schenk 31 68 Nick Schenk 31 66 Nick Schenk 31 66 Andrew Frame 32 68 Zach Jecklin 33 69 Jeff Dick 24 66

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Avg. 76.6 75.6 74.4 74.9 73.3 79.8 76.9 75.0 75.2 77.2 76.9 77.1 77.4 76.3 74.9 77.5 76.5 77.2 77.2 76.2 76.0 76.7 76.5 78.1 78.0 75.9 77.3 75.3 74.0 76.2 77.7 74.6 74.1 73.1 72.8 74.5 75.0 74.1

Nick Schenk

Greg Dick

Ethan Roush

72.8 73.1 73.2 74.0 74.1 74.1 74.4 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.6 74.6


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- Huskie Records ---

Top 18-Hole Team Totals Since 1980 Score 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286

Tournament Bradley Golf Classic Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Kauai Collegiate Cup Spartan Classic Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Kauai Collegiate Cup Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Belmont Fall Shootout D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Big East / MAC Challenge Hawkeye Invitational Dr Pepper Intercollegiate Windon Memorial Kauai Collegiate Cup Big East / MAC Challenge

Top 36-Hole Team Totals Since 1980 Score 565 566 573 576 577 579 580 581 583

Tournament Bradley Golf Classic Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Kauai Collegiate Cup D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate Hawkeye Invitational Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Wolverine Intercollegiate Titan Invitational Big East / MAC Challenge Windon Memorial MAC Championships Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Marshall Invitational Dr Pepper Intercollegiate Kansas Invitational Marshall Invitational

Top 54-Hole Team Totals Since 1980 Score 848 856 860 868 869 870 871 872 874 876 879

Tournament Kauai Collegiate Cup Bradley Golf Classic Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Wolverine Intercollegiate D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate MAC Championships Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Kansas Invitational Titan Invitational Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Easrl Yestingsmeier Invitational Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational Windon Memorial Marshall Invitational Hawkeye Invitational Big East / MAC Challenge

Date October 11, 1999 September 24, 2008 March 18, 2005 September 19, 2009 October 3, 2005 March 19, 2005 October 9, 2006 October 15, 2007 September 14, 2003 October 3, 2005 November 5, 2005 September 11, 1999 March 25, 2000 October 7, 2007 March 18, 2005 November 5, 2006

Date October 11, 1999 October 3, 2005 March 18, 2005 September 14, 2003 September 11, 1999 October 4, 2003 September 24, 2008 October 4, 2004 September 16, 2006 September 10, 2001 November 5, 2005 October 7, 2007 May 5, 2005 October 9, 2006 April 9, 2004 March 25, 2000 September 19, 2005 April 6-7, 2007

Date March 18-19, 2005 October 11-12, 1999 October 3-4, 2005 September 16-17, 2006 September 14-15, 2003 May 5-7, 2005 October 4-5, 2003 September 19-20, 2005 September 10-11, 2001 October 4-5, 2004 September 24-25, 2008 October 9-10, 2006 October 7-8, 2007 April 9-10, 2004 September 11-12, 1999 November 5-6, 2005

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THE 2007 NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL

hosted by Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois made history in 2007 by hosting its first NCAA Regional in any sport when NIU served as the home school for the NCAA Central Golf Regional on May 17-19 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., the Huskies’ home course. In all, 27 teams vied for one of 11 spots in the NCAA Championships. Northern Illinois staff members, the staff of Rich Harvest Farms and a host of local volunteers made the event one to remember for the participants. In the end, Tulsa staved off a late charge by Alabama and held on for the championship with a three-round tally of 895. The Crimson Tide finished with an 898, followed by Louisville (899), Lamar (900), Tennessee (904), Oklahoma State (906), Texas Tech (907), Michigan State (915), Texas (916) and Minnesota (918) to round out the top 10. The Golden Gophers edged Texas A&M (918) in a one-hole playoff to earn the final berth in the 2007 NCAA Championships. Lamar’s Dawie Van Der Walt and Wisconsin’s Dan Woltman shared the individual title at one-underpar (215), followed by Western Illinois’ Tim Streng (+3, 219), Xavier’s Jason Kokrak and Alabama’s Michael Thompson, who both tied for fourth (+4, 220). Streng and Woltman each earned individual invitations to the NCAA Championships.


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- All-Time Letterwinners ---

-AAldrich, Eric................................... 2002 Alwes, Scott................................ 2000-03 Arvanetes, Jim............................. 1994-96 -BBarenbrugge, Brad........................ 1971-74 Batzer, Rod..................................... 1972 Bauman, Greg.............................. 2007-09 Behrends, Chad....................... 1987, 89-91 Bodda, Rick................................ 1970-73 Bower, Dick.................................... 1965 Briggs, Mike................................ 1988-91 Brue, Jeff................................... 2000, 02 Byers, Tim...................................... 1980 -CCampagni, Dick............................... 1965 Childress, Steve.........................1998-2001 Cinotto, John................................... 1977 Clemens, Doug................................ 1983 Clevenger, Walt............................ 1965-66 Conlon, Aaron............................. 2003-04 Conway, Jerry.............................. 1967-69 Cook, Fred..................................... 1962 Countryman, Tim................. 1997, 99-2000 Crimmins, Jim............................. 1963-64 Cronholm, Chris.............................. 1983 Crost, Eric................................. 2003, 06 -DDahlby, Steve................................... 1986 Dean, Forrest.................................. 1965 Dick, Greg.................................. 1978-80 Dick, Jeff......................................... 2008Dickman, Bob.............................. 1981-84 Douglas, Bob................................... 1978 Duffy, Mitch................................ 1981-82 -EEckersall, Ray.................................. 1989 Eckstrom, Brian............................... 1980 Emanuelson, Dave......................1997-2000 Evans, Bob.................................. 1962-64 -FFish, Mike....................................... 1992 Fitchett, Terry.............................. 1973-75 Frame, Andrew................................ 2007-GGarcia, Rick................................ 1973-74 Giger, Tim.................................. 1985-87 Gratton, Dan............................... 2003-05 Gugger, Roger............................. 1966-67 -HHaegele, Rick.............................. 1962-64 Heideger, Don................................. 1966

Heino, Gene................................ 1969-72 Hellman, Dave................................. 1962 Hillbloom, James.......................... 1966-67 Hoffman, Terry................................. 1967 Hollister, Glenn............................ 1971-72 Holmes, Kelly.............................. 1985-86 Hosking, Max.................................. 2009 Howard, Tim............................... 1979-80

-OOlson, Scott.................................... 1980 Osborn, Tek.................................... 1989

-IIrvine, Tim...................................... 1968

-QQuirin, Al....................................... 1968

-JJackson, Paul................................... 1985 Jakaitis, Larry.............................. 1970-73 Janesky, Kurt................................... 1975 Jecklin, Zach............................... 2005-08 Jinglov, Niclas.............................. 1992-95 Johnson, Bob................................... 1960 Joyce, Marty................................ 1972-73

-RRofs, Wayne.................................... 1960 Roush, Ethan............................... 2003-06 Rueth, John..................................... 1981

-KKay, Tim........................................... 2007Kerr, Tom.................................. 1960, 62 King, Brian........................ 1987-88, 90-91 Kitahata, Harry............................ 1981-84 Kittleson, Chuck.............................. 1960 Koschmann, Chad............................. 2008 Kraul, Scott................................. 1996-98 Kroc, Joe.................................... 1978-79 -LLaBarbera, Drew................. 1979-80, 82-83 Larsen, Steve............................... 1972-75 Larson, John................................ 1993-96 Lawler, Jeff................................. 1975-78 LeMaistre, Jason................... 1997-99, 2001 Leider, Doug...................... 1980-81, 83-84 Lindstrom, Rick............................... 1960 Love, Dave.................................. 1975-77 -MMarini, Rob.............................1998-2000 Martin, Jeff......................... 1996-98, 2000 Matheson, Scott............................ 1984-86 McCoy, Doug.............................. 1981-83 Melius, Mike............................... 1969-70 Meyer, Ted.................................. 1990-92 Michael, Jim.................................... 1980 Mills, Joe........................................ 2008 Modloff, Al................................. 1962-65 Moehling, Ed................................... 1962 Moore, Ray..................................... 1964 Morel, Marques................................ 2002 Mores, Bob................................. 1967-68 Mory, Jeff................................... 1986-87 -NNakazaki,Yuzo................................. 1997

-PPedersen, Robert.......................... 1966-67 Pepping, Ron................................... 1980 Podolak, Andy.................................. 1994

-SSamuelian, Jason........................... 1991-94 Sanborn, John.................................. 1969 Sandberg, John............................. 1968-70 Schenk, Nick............................... 2003-06 Schoonhoven, Derek...................... 1991-94 Schopa, John................................... 1966 Schwob, Tim................................ 1970-73 Seyring, Jack.................................... 1960 Shoger, Jack................................. 1978-79 Sloan, Charlie..................... 1984-85, 87-88 Slobe, Tom.................................. 1963-65 Smith, Eric......................1998-99, 2001-02 Snuckel, John................................... 1976 Soli, Mick................................... 1973-76 Spielmann, Mike........................... 2001-04 Spinello, Mike.................................. 1960 Steger, Jared................................ 2005-06 Stewart, Rick............................... 1988-91 Stolz, Mike.................................. 1975-77 Strand, Derrick............................ 1986-88 Streeter, Brian.............................. 1984-86 Subry, Blair................................. 1977-78 Suesens, Dick.............................. 1969-72 Suhre, Mike..................1996-97, 1999-2000 -TTaylor, Mark.................................... 1982 Thomas, Jeff.................................... 1977 Triplett, Matt................................... 2007True, Joe.................................... 2001-04 -UUnterscheidt, Chad........................... 1996 -VVoeller, Mark............................... 1990-93 -WWagley, Dick............................... 1971-72 Wagner, Alex............................... 2006-09 Webster, Scott.............................. 1974-77 Wegrzyn, Don................................. 1960 Wegrzyn, Doug............................ 1988-90 Wegrzyn, Frank............................ 1968-70 Weiler, Michael................................ 1984 Weiss, Buckey.................................. 1995 Westfall, Mark................................. 1972 Woodcock, Marc.......................... 1984-85 -YYackle, Mike................................ 1978-79 -ZZarr, George.............................. 1972, 75 Zickuhr, Dick.................................. 1963 List is since 1962 due to incomplete records.

The 1976 Huskies captured the MAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

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Current players in bold.


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he Jeffrey & Kimberly Yordon Center is a state-of-theart facility in every way. From the Midwest Orthopaedic Training Room to the Chet and Teresa Young Equipment Room, the strength & conditioning center to the Frances and George Wilkins Academic Support Center, every Huskie student-athlete is provided with the resources necessary to excel in the classroom and in competition. While all 450 NIU student-athletes utilize the Yordon Center throughout the year, the facility is the full-time home of the Huskie football program, with locker rooms for players and coaches, meeting rooms, a spacious football equipment room and office space. The heart of the 62,000-square foot Yordon Center, the Frances and George Wilkins Academic Support Center (honoring Carole & Joe Novak), features one-on-one tutorial rooms, a group study room and a fully-equipped computer lab, as well as offices for the counselors of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) unit. This area brings the staff of SAASS into more direct daily contact with NIU’s student-athletes and is a constant hub of activity in the building. The 12,500-square foot strength & conditioning center allows NIU’s professional sports performance coaches to avoid scheduling conflicts between teams while allowing space for warm-ups, plyometric exercises and speed and agility activities. The spacious area features brand new equipment with a variety and multitude of machines, as well as a three-lane sprint track. All Huskie student-athletes benefit from the spacious and technologically-advanced facilities used by NIU’s professional athletic training staff and team doctors to prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries in the Yordon Center. Doctors and trainers have been provided with all the tools they need, as the Yordon Center’s state-of-the-art health center features an X-ray room, doctor’s office, two rehabilitation pools, a drug testing area and offices for staff.

The spacious computer lab (left) provides all Huskie student-athletes with a comfortable learning environment in which to further their academic pursuits.


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hen a Northern Illinois University student-athlete steps onto campus in DeKalb, Illinois, they are stepping onto the national stage. Located just 65 miles west of downtown Chicago, the nation’s third-largest media market, Huskie student-athletes are a part of one of this country’s great sports towns. During the 2007-08 season, the NIU football team took on Iowa at Soldier Field in the fall, while the baseball team faced Notre Dame at U.S. Cellular Field in the spring. In 2011, the Huskies will return to Soldier Field to play Wisconsin. DeKalb’s proximity to Chicago also affords local citizens, including NIU students, the opportunity to experience all that the city has to offer, from cultural events and festivals, to restaurants and theatres. Three airports – O’Hare, Midway and Rockford – are within an hour’s drive of NIU. While it is close to the “Windy City” and the city’s ever-expanding western suburbs, DeKalb maintains a unique character and offers a quality existence to its nearly 45,000 residents. DeKalb is successfully combining the old and the new as brick-paved streets and historic homes co-exist with a growing business sector and brand new residential and commercial developments. In addition to many activities, including Huskie athletics, available on campus, DeKalb is famous for its annual “CornFest,” welcoming students back to town in late August.

Soldier Field (right), the home of the Chicago Bears, is the Huskies’ home away from home. NIU opened the 2007 season there against Iowa and will play Wisconsin in 2011 at the site.

The water tower on NIU’s campus (above left) proudly advertises NIU’s relationship with DeKalb, while Chicago’s historic Water Tower (above right) harkens back to the city’s past.

DeKalb’s CornFest (left) and Taste of Chicago (right) are two popular summertime events. The Taste leads up to Chicago’s Fourth of July festivities, while CornFest coincides with the students’ return to campus in late August.


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orthern Illinois University is among the nation’s premier regional public universities. Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of more than 25,000. • Northern Illinois has been ranked in the top four percent of all American universities by the Carnegie Foundation, having received the agency’s highest possible designation – “Doctoral/Research University Extensive.” •The NIU College of Business was ranked 65th in BusinessWeek’s 2007 ranking of best undergraduate business programs in the country. The college received especially high marks for the quality of its faculty, its job placement services and for its facilities. According to the survey, “With dedicated professors and extraordinary facilities, students say NIU provides a private school education on a state school budget.” •Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine consistently ranks NIU in the top 100 institutions nationwide for graduating minority students, including No. 1 in the country for number of graduate degrees in education awarded to African-Americans. • Northern Illinois University is the alma mater of more than 50,000 College of Education graduates, 60% of whom live in Illinois, and 25 percent of all Illinois school superintendents. • NIU’s School of Art is the largest producer of art teachers in Illinois, and overall, NIU is one of the 10 largest teacher preparation programs in the nation.

NIU is included in the Research Universities (high research activity) category of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Founded: . ..........................................1895 Location: ...................................DeKalb, Ill. (population 40,000) Enrollment:..................................... 24,397 (18,069 Undergraduate) Faculty: ............................................. 1,279 Student/Faculty Ratio: ................17 to 1 Undergraduate Colleges:..........Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health & Human Services, Law, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts Programs of Study: .......63 undergraduate majors, 79 graduate programs, including 11 Ph.D. programs, doctoral degrees in education and the Juris Doctorate Library System: . ..........Founders Memorial Library and its seven branch libraries contain more than 2 million books and 6,000 electronic journals.

• Northern’s Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Rodrigo Villanueva, won the top prize at the 2008 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festival. The prestigious festival celebrated its 41st year in March 2008.

Opened in 1899 and rededicated in 2004, Altgeld Hall (bottom left) is NIU’s signature building and the university’s oldest structure. With its open layout and scenic landscaping, Northern Illinois’ campus offers a beautiful surrounding for its students to pursue their studies.


•The American Chemical Society (ACS) has ranked the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry among the top 25 in the nation for the number of ACS-certified bachelor’s degrees awarded annually. The department also is wellknown for producing highly sought-after chemistry and science teachers. •U.S. News & World Report ranks the NIU Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program in the top 10 nationally in the field of city management and for public finance. • About one-third of Illinois city managers are graduates of the NIU MPA program, a major force behind efforts to professionalize municipal staffs in Illinois and advance the national good government movement.

One of the newest buildings on campus, Barsema Hall is the home of NIU’s highly-respected College of Business.

•NIU’s Department of Accountancy has consistently been ranked in the nation’s top 10 by the Public Accounting Report, while its graduate program has become a fixture in that ranking’s top 20. •Northern Illinois University’s marketing program is ranked among the top five percent in the nation by Chicago-based Professional Society for Sales and Marketing Training. NIU’s Professional Selling program was the first collegiate sales program in the nation certified by SMT. • Students from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology took first place in the Spring 2007 Basic Utility Vehicle Competition hosted by the Institute for Affordable Transportation in Indianapolis. The Institute challenges teams to design and build simple, durable and affordable transportation that can be manufactured cheaply in third world countries. •The 2007 graduates of the NIU School of Nursing posted a 99 percent passing rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination. Comparatively, the pass rate was 86 percent for all nursing programs in Illinois and 85 percent for all U.S. programs.

Business

Dennis Barsema - Chairman of the Board, Blue Lane Technologies, Inc. Jeff Yordon - Chief Executive Officer, Sagent Pharmaceuticals

Education

Paul Sereno - Paleontologist

Entertainment

Dan Castellaneta - Actor, Voice of Homer Simpson, The Simpsons Steve Harris - Actor Eugene Young of ABC’s, The Practice

Government

Dennis Hastert - Representative (retired), 14th District of Illinois; former Speaker of the House of Representatives

Law

Barbara Giorgi-Vella - Partner, Vella & Lund, P.C.

Below: NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has ranked in the top 40 among engineering master’s degree programs nationwide over the years, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Media

Tim Bennett - President, Harpo Productions, Inc.

Science

Kathleen O. Havelka - Chemist, The Lubrizol Corporation

Right: By virtue of its location alone, the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center has become a campus landmark. The building offers a welcoming facade of brick and stone, topped by a distinctive multi-gabled roof—an elegant example of classic American campus architecture.


Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- University ---

Northern Illinois President D r . J o h n G.

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r. John G. Peters is the 11th president of Northern Illinois University, a post he has held since June 2000. As NIU’s chief executive officer, Dr. Peters provides strategic direction and oversight for a nationallyrecognized, comprehensive university serving more than 25,000 students in 120 areas of study at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Under his leadership, NIU has both expanded and refined its institutional vision to more closely align teaching, research and outreach efforts with emerging needs of the northern Illinois / Chicagoland region. The 2009-10 school year is the 10th for Dr. John G. Peters as president of Northen A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Dr. Peters earned his bachelor’s Illinois University. degree in political science at Cleveland’s John Carroll University, and a master’s in government from Ohio University in Athens. In 1974, he comprehensive capital campaign and began a campus-wide strategic received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois at planning process to focus university resources and efforts in the years Urbana-Champaign. ahead. Among its more ambitious components is creation of a proton Prior to assuming the NIU presidency, Dr. Peters was provost and therapy cancer treatment and research center that integrates NIU’s chief operating officer at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His respected physics program with cutting-edge nuclear medicine. distinguished academic career also includes 20 years in teaching and Dr. Peters’ reputation as a consensus-builder and education policy administrative roles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he expert puts him in demand for leadership roles in statewide and national earned numerous awards for work in and out of the classroom. organizations. He has served as chair of the Mid-American Conference Dr. Peters’ presidency at NIU has been marked by substantial increases in the Council of Presidents and is a member of that group’s executive committee. university’s reputation and the discovery of new sources of funding. In his His leadership in the area of intercollegiate athletics also includes first year as president, he gained admission for Northern Illinois University membership on the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee representing to the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges the “coalition conferences.” Dr. Peters served as Illinois’ representative (NASULGC), an honor reserved for the top five percent of universities to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). nationwide. That same year, Dr. Peters secured NIU’s largest-ever private He is a member of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Commission on International gift: $20 million for a new College of Business Education; NASULGC’s Commission on building. Since that time, President Peters has Women in Higher Education; and is co-chair led efforts to expand federal funding of select of Illinois’ Center for Child Welfare and NIU research programs – a campaign that has Education. In 2004, the U.S. Department garnered more than $60 million, strengthened of Education named Dr. Peters to a special key partnerships with state and federal research task force studying math and science programs, and enhanced NIU’s standing in the education, providing a national perspective prestigious Carnegie Foundation rankings of for his ongoing work with education and research institutions. economic development groups throughout NIU’s longstanding commitment to regional the Midwest. service has also received new attention A political scientist by training, Dr. Peters and support under Dr. Peters’ leadership. specializes in studies of public policy and His vision of NIU as “the nation’s premier Congress. He has published widely, including regional public university” has been the basis articles in the Journal of Policy Studies, American for substantial enhancement of regional Politics Quarterly, American Political Science partnerships with schools, businesses, health Review, and Legislative Studies Quarterly, and care and local governmental agencies. In 2005, has co-edited two books on American politics. Dr. Peters established an ambitious five-year He is a Fellow of the Center for Great Plains plan that leverages historic NIU strengths by Studies and has served as the associate editor connecting regional engagement and applied of the Great Plains Quarterly. research to the university’s well-known focus Dr. Peters and his wife, Barbara Cole Peters, on real-world learning experiences. Fortified have a son, Russell, who lives and works in by that plan and more than $100 million in Dr. Peters is a fixture on the Northern Illinois sidelines during Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, son and private donations, NIU launched its first-ever Huskie football games. daughter.

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Northern Illinois Men’s Golf --- University ---

Assoc. V.P./Director

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ince taking over as associate vice president and director of athletics at Northern Illinois University on June 1, 2008, Jeff Compher has made strategic decisions to keep the athletics program moving forward while planning for the future and engaging with Huskie student-athletes. On February 10, 2009, Compher unveiled the NIU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Strategic Plan. The plan defines the mission, vision and values of the department while setting strategic goals and objectives for each unit for the next three years. Developed by NIU head coaches and a team of administrators, the cornerstone of the plan is the one-sentence, comprehensive, mission statement — “We develop champions in the classroom, in competition, and in life.” While Compher was laying out his plan for Huskie Athletics, NIU studentathletes continued to raise the bar academically. For the ninth consecutive semester, NIU student-athletes combined to post a cumulative grade point average above 3.0 as the fall 2009 term GPA came in at 3.05. On the fields of play, Compher was instrumental in securing the Huskie football team’s berth in the 2008 Independence Bowl on an at-large basis, while the NIU men’s soccer team lost in overtime of the MAC Championship match after claiming a win over No. 2 ranked SMU earlier in the year. Northern Illinois sent two wrestlers and two gymnasts to NCAA Regional competition, and both the softball and baseball teams claimed wins over ranked teams in 2009. In addition, in his first year, Compher oversaw the completion and opening of Northern Illinois’ new Track & Field/Soccer Complex as well as the installation of a new FieldTurf surface at Huskie Stadium. He completed the negotiation of a 10-year contract with ISP Sports to manage NIU’s multi-media rights and corporate partnerships, giving Northern Illinois a guaranteed income stream. He also oversaw the renegotiation of agreements with 670 AM WSCR The Score and Comcast SportsNet Chicago to broadcast Northern Illinois contests. Most recently, Compher hired Eric Luzzi to lead the Huskie men’s soccer program. A veteran collegiate athletics administrator, Compher came to DeKalb after nearly four years at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., where he served as executive associate athletic director and was responsible for the general management and daily operations of the athletic department at the Pac10 school. The Baltimore, Md. native also brought previous experience as an athletic director to Northern Illinois as he led the athletics program at Western Carolina University from 2000 to 2004. In each of his previous three stops, Compher has been involved in developing and implementing long-range planning and working closely with constituencies within and outside the university. He has emphasized the student-athlete experience. At Washington, Compher had day-to-day responsibility for a 23-sport, 650 student-athlete department, including direct oversight of the football, men’s basketball, baseball and crew teams, as well as facilities and game operations. He also managed the student-athlete welfare areas. During his tenure at Washington, it consistently ranked in the top 30 in the Director’s Cup standings while surpassing NCAA Academic Progress Rate and

Athletics Jeff Compher

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The Compher family (from left): David, Jeff, Cathy and C.J. Graduation Success Rate standards. At both UW and Western Carolina, Compher was directly involved with capital projects and facility renovations, including construction of a new track/soccer and tennis complex and a significant expansion of the football stadium at Western Carolina, and the completion of the Football Legends Center at the University of Washington. While at WCU, he also hired successful head coaches who have since been hired at BCS programs, and saw the operating budget increase by 42 percent and the total budget for athletic scholarships improve by 113 percent. During his tenure in Cullowhee, the Catamount teams improved their individual and conference records, and the baseball, women’s golf and indoor track and field teams won Southern Conference titles. As associate and then senior associate athletic director at Vanderbilt University for four years, Compher directed nearly every area of the department, including leading the external areas from 1998-2000. Prior to that, he oversaw the NCAA compliance, academic support, strength and conditioning, equipment and CHAMPS/Life Skills areas at Vanderbilt. Compher spent 13 years in several different positions at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. As assistant athletic director at N.C. State from 1986-92, he managed the student-athlete support services units, established the first life skills program and handled scheduling and travel for the football and men’s basketball teams. He was the assistant to the chancellor at N.C. State before moving on to Vanderbilt and back into athletics administration. Throughout his career, the 50-year-old Compher has continued his education, participating in the NACDA Management Institute (1998), the Sports Management Institute Executive Program (1998-99) and the Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Institute (2005 and 2006). He served on numerous university committees at each of his previous stops and spent time in the classroom as an instructor at Washington, Western Carolina and N.C. State. Compher earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University, where he was a football student-athlete, in 1980, and graduated with a master’s degree in counseling and student personnel services from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania in 1982. His first position in collegiate administration was at North Carolina State, where he was the assistant director of Housing and Residence Life from 1982 to 1986. He and his wife, the former Cathy Fatica, have two sons, C.J. (17) and David (14).

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he Mid-American Conference was founded as a fiveschool league on February 24, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio with Ohio, Butler, Cincinnati, Wayne State and Western Reserve admitted as charter members. Today the MidAmerican Conference has 12 full-time schools and a 13th, Temple, for football only, and sponsors 23 sports. Comprising the East Division are Akron (joined in 1992), Bowling Green State (1952), Buffalo (1998), Kent State (1951), Miami (1947), Ohio (1946) and Temple (2007). The West Division members are Ball State (1973), Central Michigan (1971), Eastern Michigan (1971), Northern Illinois (1975-86, 1997), Toledo (1950) and Western Michigan (1947). One of only 11 football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences, the MAC named Dr. Jon Steinbrecher as its eighth commissioner in the 63-year history of the league this past March. Steinbrecher came to the MAC after serving for six years as the commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference. For men, championships are sponsored in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, golf and tennis. For women, championships are sponsored in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and tennis.

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE 24 Public Square, 15th Floor Cleveland, OH 44113 Website: www.mac-sports.com Phone: 216-566-4622 Fax: 216-858-9622

Dr. Jon Steinbrecher MAC Commissioner

The 2010 MAC Men’s Golf Championships Longaberger Golf Course, Nashport, Ohio 7,243 Yards | Par 72 | 75.0 Rating | 140 Slope 36 Friday | 18 Saturday | 18 Sunday 72 Holes | 9 Teams | 1 Champion April 30 - May 2

Primary Football Staff Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher Deputy Commissioner Bob Gennarelli Men’s Golf Media Relations Contact Jeremy Guy Asst. Commissioner/Championships Jeff Bacon


Spring 2010 Events Date Mar. 12-14 Mar. 26-28

Opponent Pinehurst Intercollegiate

Florida Atlantic Invitational Delray Beach, Fla.

All Day

April 4-6

Missouri State Invitational

Branson, Mo.

All Day

April 12-13

Missouri Invitational

Columbia, Mo.

All Day

April 17-18

Iowa Invitational

Iowa City, Iowa

All Day

April 24-25

Purdue Invitational

West Lafayette, Ind.

All Day

Nashport, Ohio

All Day

April 30-May 2 MAC Championship

Fall 2010 Events

Site Time Village of Pinehurst, N.C. All Day

Date Sept. 12-14

Opponent Marshall Invitational

Site Huntington, W. Va.

Time All Day

Sept. 19-21

Louisville Intercollegiate

Simpsonville, Ky.

All Day

Oct. 1-3

Illinois State Intercollegiate Normal, Ill.

All Day

Oct. 3-5

Cleveland State Invitational Cleveland, Ohio

All Day

Oct. 10-12

Cincinnati Invitational

Hebron, Ky.

All Day

Oct. 23-26

St. Mary’s Invitational

Seaside, Calif.

All Day

Schedule subject to change. For more information go to niuhuskies.com.


Spring 2010 Events Date Mar. 12-14 Mar. 26-28

Opponent Pinehurst Intercollegiate

Florida Atlantic Invitational Delray Beach, Fla.

All Day

April 4-6

Missouri State Invitational

Branson, Mo.

All Day

April 12-13

Missouri Invitational

Columbia, Mo.

All Day

April 17-18

Iowa Invitational

Iowa City, Iowa

All Day

April 24-25

Purdue Invitational

West Lafayette, Ind.

All Day

Nashport, Ohio

All Day

April 30-May 2 MAC Championship

Fall 2010 Events

Site Time Village of Pinehurst, N.C. All Day

Date Sept. 12-14

Opponent Marshall Invitational

Site Huntington, W. Va.

Time All Day

Sept. 19-21

Louisville Intercollegiate

Simpsonville, Ky.

All Day

Oct. 1-3

Illinois State Intercollegiate Normal, Ill.

All Day

Oct. 3-5

Cleveland State Invitational Cleveland, Ohio

All Day

Oct. 10-12

Cincinnati Invitational

Hebron, Ky.

All Day

Oct. 23-26

St. Mary’s Invitational

Seaside, Calif.

All Day

Schedule subject to change. For more information go to niuhuskies.com.


2010 Northern Illinois Men's Golf Media Guide