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WOMEN’S WATER POLO 2013

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GROVE CITY COLLEGE

QUICK FACTS

QUICK FACTS

Institution _________ Grove City College Location _______________ Grove City, Pa. Founded _________________________ 1876 Enrollment _______________________ 2,500 Colors _____________ Crimson and White Nickname _________________ Wolverines Affiliation ___________ NCAA Division III Conference ____________________ CWPA Home Pool ______________ College Pool President _________ Richard Jewell, J.D. Alma Mater __________ Grove City, 1967 Athletic Director _________ Dr. Don Lyle Alma Mater ________ Muskingum, 1971 Associate A.D. _________ Susan Roberts Alma Mater ________________ Ohio, 1975 Compliance Coordinator _ Mike Dreves Alma Mater __________ Grove City, 1997 Head Coach _________ Rachel Griepsma Alma Mater _________ Mercyhurst, 2011 Career Record ______________________ 0-0 At Grove City ____________________ same First Year of Program ____________ 2000 All-Time Record ______________ 154-225 Head Trainer ______ Kay Mitchell Emigh Assistant Trainer __________ Rick Hawke Athletic Office Mgr ___________ Kim Iliff Equipment Mgr ________ Larry Freeman Equipment Mgr _______ Jim Richardson

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Head Coach Rachel Griepsma

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2013 Preseason Roster

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2013 Season Preview

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Returning Letterwinners

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Kristi Baur (North Wales, Pa.)

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Jocelyn Hinkle (Freeland, Pa.)

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Lauren Hulsebus (Belmont, Mich.)

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Amanda Johnston (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

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2012 In Review

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Record Book

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Grove City College Sports

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About Grove City College

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2013 Schedule

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CONTACT INFORMATION Head Coach Rachel Griepsma Office Telephone _______ 724-450-4013 Best Time to Call __________ Afternoons E-mail __________ rmgriepsma@gcc.edu •••

Sports Info. Director Ryan Briggs Office Telephone _______ 724-458-3365 Office Fax _______________ 724-458-3855 Home Telephone _______ 724-748-3718 E-mail ______________ rabriggs@gcc.edu •••

Grove City Athletic Department Dept. Telephone ________ 724-458-2900 Dept. Fax ________________ 724-458-3855 Web Site _______ www2.gcc.edu/sports

CREDITS Editor ________________ Ryan Briggs, SID Editorial assistance by Megan Gebrosky Action shots by Dave Miller/ADM Photography, Darlington, Pa. Printing by SCP Group, Sharon, Pa.

The James E. Longnecker Competition Pool is one of the nation’s top small-college aquatic facilities. The 8-lane facility is regarded as one of the fastest pools in the region and is reserved solely for use by the College’s swimming and water polo athletes. The shallow end of the Pool is seven feet; thus the Pool is able to host several Collegiate Water Polo Association events that are restricted from “shallow-deep” pools. Since 2000, Grove City College has hosted several CWPA championship events. Last year, the CWPA held the Division III Championships at Grove City. In 2008, Grove City hosted the CWPA Western Division Championships. Grove City also hosts the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships each year. The James E. Longnecker Competition Pool is 25 yards in length and 56 feet wide. The seating capacity of the Pool area is approximately 400.

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WOMEN’S WATER POLO 2013

HEAD COACH RACHEL GRIEPSMA A new era of Grove City women’s water polo begins this year as Rachel Griepsma takes over as Grove City College's head women's water polo coach. The College hired her in August 2012 as head women's water polo coach and assistant swimming and diving coach. Griepsma is the fourth head coach in program history, following Keith Bullion (200002), Dave Fritz (2002-09) and Jon Miller (2010-12). She joined the College’s Department of Physical Education and Athletics after spending the 2012 season as a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater, Mercyhurst University. Griepsma started from 2008 to 2011 for Mercyhurst’s women’s water polo team and compiled one of the finest careers in program history. She graduated as Mercyhurst’s all-time leading scorer with 246 goals, including an 80-goal season in 2008. She earned Collegiate Water Polo Association Western Division First Team honors in all four of her seasons and twice earned Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches First Team All-America status. A native of Lindsay, Ontario, Griepsma also spent three seasons as the starting goalkeeper for Mercyhurst’s women’s soccer team. She compiled 22 wins and 16 shutouts in her career. Griepsma earned a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine (exercise science concentration) in 2011 at Mercyhurst. In summer 2012, she completed her master’s degree in exercise science at Mercyhurst. She lives in Grove City.

Name Pos. Amanda Johnston Goalie Lauren Hulsebus Utility Kristi Baur Utility Jocelyn Hinkle Driver Lauren Burrows Driver Krystal Gwynn Driver Ashley Henderson Driver Ashley Parks 2-Meter Samantha Parry Driver *-letters earned Head Coach: Rachel Griepsma, First Year *** * ** *

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

Hometown (High School) San Luis Obispo, Calif. (San Luis Obispo) Belmont, Mich. (Rockford) North Wales, Pa. (North Penn) Freeland, Pa. (Hazleton) North Canton, Ohio (GlenOak) Irwin, Pa. (Hempfield) Lansing, Mich. (Lansing Christian) Westerville, Ohio (Thomas Worthington) Clifton Park, N.Y. (Loudonville Christian)

2013 SCHEDULE

March 1-2 March 8 March 9 March 14 March 16-17 March 22-23 March 25 March 26 April 5 April 8 April 12-13 April 26-28

GROVE CITY INVITATIONAL MERCYHURST at Wash. & Jeff.* at Penn State Behrend* University of Michigan Invitational CWPA Weekend at Washington, Pa. at Salem International at Virginia Military Institute CWPA Weekend at Kenosha, Wis. at Gannon CWPA Division III Championships at Connecticut College, New London, Conn. CWPA Eastern Championships at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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7:00 TBA 8:00 5:00 4:30 7:00

COACHING STAFF

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2013 PRESEASON ROSTER


GROVE CITY COLLEGE

2013 SEASON PREVIEW

SEASON PREVIEW

Grove City Looking For Fourth Straight CWPA Division III Crown As the Grove City College women's water polo team prepares for the 2013 season, no one would be surprised if the team chose "four" as its magic number for the upcoming campaign. The youthful Wolverines return four letterwinners from last year's 18-8 performance. Grove City will also be in pursuit of its fourth consecutive Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III title this spring. Meanwhile, Rachel Griepsma enters her first season as the fourth head coach in program history. While the 2013 Wolverines will be a relatively young squad, the team does feature experience in key positions. In goal, senior Amanda Johnston returns for her fourth year as the starter. Johnston earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a junior and has earned multiple All-CWPA Division III citations throughout her career. She posted a .646 save percentage last year and will again anchor the Grove City defense. Junior Kristi Baur has emerged as one of Grove City's most versatile players during her first two seasons.

Sophomore Jocelyn Hinkle racked up 38 goals and 47 assists as a freshman. She is a returning starter and letterwinner for Grove City.

Last year, she fired in 27 goals and finished second on the team with 43 assists. A defensive stalwart, Baur also had 48 steals. Two sophomores return after making significant contributions last year: Jocelyn Hinkle and Lauren Hulsebus. Hinkle led Grove City with 47 assists and also pumped in 38 goals. Hinkle also finished second on the team in steals with 56. Hulsebus led Grove City's newcomers with 41 goals and is the top returning scorer for the Wolverines. She also assisted on 35 goals and will likely be a key offensive source in 2013. The Wolverines will also be augmented by the addition of junior transfer Lauren Burrows, who earned two letters at former CWPA Division III rival Chatham. She will likely be a key factor at both ends of the pool this season. Several newcomers are also expected to contribute this year for the Wolverines. Grove City opens the 2013 season March 1-2 by hosting an invitational in the James E. Longnecker Pool.

Sophomore Lauren Hulsebus made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2012, helping Grove City capture the conference title.

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RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

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KRISTI BAUR

LAUREN HULSEBUS

JUNIOR NORTH WALES, PA. NORTH PENN

SOPHOMORE BELMONT, MICH. ROCKFORD

Two-year letterwinner who is returning starter for Grove City ... Grove City’s most experienced field player. AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 28 matches, earning second letter ... Ranked second on team in assists and third in steals ... Fifth on team in scoring ... Helped Grove City capture CWPA Division III title. AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 29 matches, helping Wolverines to league title ... Ranked second on team with 61 steals. NOTABLE: Marketing major ... Older sisters Whitney (2006-09) and Lauren (2008-11) both played water polo at Grove City ... Two-time Second Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference in swimming and diving. CAREER STATISTICS GP G A 29 28 16 28 27 43 57 55 59

Year 2012 Totals

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SENIOR SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. SAN LUIS OBISPO

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Three-year starter and letterwinner in goal for Grove City ... Team’s most experienced player ... Will anchor Wolverine defense. AS A JUNIOR: Named Honorable Mention ACWPC AllAmerica ... Second Team All-CWPA Division III ... Started all 28 matches, helping Grove City to CWPA Division III title ... Recorded 22 assists from goal. AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned Second Team All-CWPA Division III honors ... Played 19 matches in goal ... Also played eight matches in field, recording two assists ... Member of CWPA Division III title team. AS A FRESHMAN: Started in goal for Wolverines, earning first letter ... Named CWPA Division III Rookie of the Year ... First Team All-CWPA Division III ... ACWPC Second Team All-American ... Led team in saves. NOTABLE: Communication studies major.

SOPHOMORE FREELAND, PA. HAZLETON

Returning letterwinner and starter for Grove City ... Will likely be counted on at both ends of pool in 2013. AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 28 matches as a rookie ... Led team with single-season school record 47 assists ... Finished second on team in steals and fourth in scoring ... Helped Grove City to CWPA Division III title. NOTABLE: Undecided major. CAREER STATISTICS GP G A 28 38 47 28 38 47

S 46 46

AMANDA JOHNSTON

S 61 48 109

JOCELYN HINKLE

Year 2012 Totals

CAREER STATISTICS GP G A 28 41 35 28 41 35

S 56 56

Year 2010 2011 2012 Totals

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CAREER STATISTICS GP SF Save 31 504 255 19 250 136 28 336 217 78 1090 608

Pct. .505 .544 .646 .558

THE 2013 WOLVERINES

Year 2011 2012 Totals

Returning letterwinner and starter for Grove City ... Will likely be key contributor at both ends of the pool. AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 28 matches as a rookie ... Led team team’s newcomers with 41 goals ... Ranked fourth on team with 35 assists ... Helped Grove City to CWPA Division III title ... Earned first letter. NOTABLE: Communication studies major.


GROVE CITY COLLEGE

2012 REVIEW

2012 IN REVIEW 2012 RESULTS

The 13th season of intercollegiate women's water polo at Grove City College proved to be anything but unlucky for the Wolverines in 2012 as the program secured its third consecutive Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III title. Grove City finished the season with an 18-8 overall record, the best single-season mark in program history. The 2012 season featured numerous individual accomplishments and accolades. Senior Chelsea Johnson concluded her career as the Wolverines' all-time leading scorer with 293 goals. She earned Division III Co-Player of the Year and All-America honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) following the season. Meanwhile, senior Andrea Wilson earned ACWPC All-America recognition and junior Amanda Johnston captured Honorable Mention All-America distinction. Johnson, Johnston and Wilson also earned AllCWPA Division III recognition from the league's head coaches following the season. While veterans played a big part in Grove City's 2012 success, sophomore Kristi Baur and newcomers Jocelyn Hinkle and Lauren Hulsebus also made significant contributions. In her second season as a starter, Baur broke the program's single-season assist record and led the team in sprints won. She also ranked among the team leaders nearly every other statistical category. Hinkle led the team with a program-record 47 assists and Hulsebus led the rookies with 41 goals. Grove City closed the season with the finest run in program history as the Wolverines won 16 of their final 18 matches. For the second time in three years, Grove City posted an undefeated record in CWPA Division III conference play as the Wolverines went 10-0. The Wolverines hosted the 2012 conference championships April 20-21, where their dominance continued. After downing Chatham in the quarterfinals, 19-2, Grove City rolled to a 13-3 victory over fifth-seeded Connecticut College in the semifinals. The Wolverines then pummeled Washington & Jefferson, 10-3, in the title match and earned their third straight conference title. Johnson earned tournament MVP honors after scoring a dozen total goals in just three matches. All-time, Grove City is 35-1 in CWPA Division III conference play.

Date Feb. 24 March 1 March 2 March 2 March 3 March 3 March 4 March 7 March 16 March 16 March 17 March 17 March 17 March 22 March 24 March 24 March 31 March 31 April 13 April 13 April 14 April 14 April 14 April 20 April 20 April 20

Opponent Result SALEM INT’L W at Whittier L Fresno Pacific# L at Cal Lutheran# L Chapman# L Occidental# L Cal Tech# W at Gannon L at Wash. & Jeff.* W Wheaton (Ill.)* W Chatham* W Carthage* W Macalester* W at PSU Behrend W MERCYHURST W BUCKNELL L NOTRE DAME, O. W GANNON L at Utica* W Connecticut Coll.*W Wash. & Jeff.* W PSU Behrend* W Chatham* W CHATHAM$ W CONN. COLL.$ W WASH. & JEFF.$ W

Score 23-1 12-8 9-4 13-0 9-6 10-5 11-5 9-7 10-7 12-5 14-4 14-4 19-9 17-5 9-4 15-8 8-3 10-6 18-2 13-7 14-4 18-3 17-5 19-2 13-3 10-3

Record 1-0 1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 2-5 2-6 3-6 4-6 5-6 6-6 7-6 8-6 9-6 9-7 10-7 10-8 11-8 12-8 13-8 14-8 15-8 16-8 17-8 18-8

#-Posada Royale Invitational at Thousand Oaks, Calif. *-CWPA Western Division Match $-CWPA Division III Championships at Grove City, Pa.

2012 STATISTICS Name Chelsea Johnson Andrea Wilson Lauren Hulsebus Jocelyn Hinkle Kristi Baur Abby Wells Amanda Brush Amy Fleming Amy Fallas Totals

Goal 82 55 41 38 27 27 19 7 4 300

Shots Amanda Johnston 336 Amy Fleming 4 Totals 340

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Asst 25 40 35 47 43 4 11 14 2 221

Steal 45 62 46 56 48 10 19 24 10 320

Blk 14 5 2 8 7 0 0 5 2 43

Save 217 1 218

Pct. .646 .250 .641

Steal 18 1 19

Sprint 3 1 1 2 60 0 1 0 0 68 Asst 22 0 22


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RECORD BOOK INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS Goals Scored 90 Chelsea Johnson 2011 85 Chelsea Johnson 2010 82 Chelsea Johnson 2012 73 Kate Stiebler 2010 61 Amanda Thompson 2010 55 Andrea Wilson 2012 53 Caitlin Ewing 2007 53 Kate Stiebler 2008 53 Jane Wilson 2007 52 Lauren Schade 2004

293 194 178 160 145 134 108 107 101 101

47 43 40 39 35 35 34 34 31 31

Assists Jocelyn Hinkle Kristi Baur Andrea Wilson Amanda Thompson Kristi Baur Amanda Thompson Kristen Kerchner Jessica Zedaker Kate Stiebler Jessica Zedaker

2012 2012 2012 2010 2012 2007 2007 2003 2008 2004

102 99 89 77 68 61 60 59 58 54

Assists Amanda Thompson Jessica Zedaker Kate Stiebler Liza McRuer Lauren Baur Cecelia Larsen Andrea Wilson Kristi Baur Julie Zedaker Lauren Schade

2007-10 2001-04 2007-10 2006-09 2008-11 2003-06 2009-12 20112001-04 2003-06

173 106 95 94 90 82 72 64 62 62

Steals Jessica Zedaker Jessica Zedaker Liza McRuer Liza McRuer Liza McRuer Jessica Zedaker Andrea Wilson Kate Stiebler Liza McRuer Andrea Wilson

2003 2004 2008 2009 2007 2001 2011 2008 2006 2012

419 205 341 191 191 168 138 134 127 119

Steals Jessica Zedaker Kate Stiebler Liza McRuer Amanda Thompson Chelsea Johnson Lauren Schade Tammy Hamsher Andrea Wilson Cecelia Larsen Katie Flaherty

2001-04 2007-10 2006-09 2007-10 2009-12 2003-06 2001-03 2009-12 2003-06 2001-04

450 407 380 323 320

Saves Julie Zedaker Julie Zedaker Keala Walter Keala Walter Julie Zedaker

2003 2004 2007 2006 2002

1441 1235 608 258 122

Saves Julie Zedaker Keala Walter Amanda Johnston Adrienne Hill Kate Stiebler

2001-04 2005-08 20092000-02 2007-10

INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS Goals Scored Chelsea Johnson 2009-12 Kate Stiebler 2007-10 Amanda Thompson 2007-10 Caitlin Ewing 2004-07 Jessica Zedaker 2001-04 Liza McRuer 2006-09 Lauren Schade 2003-06 Tammy Hamsher 2001-03 Virginia Larsen 2004-07 Andrea Wilson 2009-12

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

W-L 0-18 8-24 8-17 9-27 17-22 7-15 9-20

Notes Inaugural season 7th at D-III nationals D. Fritz 1st year 6th at D-III nationals 1st 10+ win season

Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

8th at D-III Nationals

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W-L 18-19 13-12 13-13 17-14 17-12 18-8

Notes 5th at D-III Nationals 5th at D-III Nationals 8th at D-III Nationals CWPA D-III Champions CWPA D-III Champions CWPA D-III Champions

RECORD BOOK

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS


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ABOUT GROVE CITY COLLEGE

ABOUT THE COLLEGE

The beautifully landscaped campus of Grove City College stretches over 150 acres and includes 28 neoGothic buildings. It is considered one of the loveliest in the nation. While the College has changed to meet the needs of the society it serves, its basic philosophy has remained unchanged since its founding in 1876. It is a Christian, liberal arts institution, dedicated to the principle of providing the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost. Wishing to remain truly independent and to retain its distinctive qualities as a private school governed by private citizens (trustees), it is one of few colleges in the country that does not accept federal funds. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), but not narrowly denominational, the College believes that to be well-educated a student should be exposed to the central ideas of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Grove City College offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, sciences, engineering, business, and music and is distinguished as a national leader in education. Grove City’s programs in electrical and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission Board of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The “big business school curriculum” prepares students for today’s global business reality. An extensive variety of internship opportunities are provided across the curriculum. Grove City College wants its students to be prepared in this age of mobile information technology. Each entering freshman receives a tablet computer which is his or hers to keep upon graduation with a four-year degree. This is part of the Information Technology Initiative, a total program integrating technology across the curriculum.

PROGRAMS AND MAJORS

Grove City College’s Breen Student Union

The College believes that its student body has a unique mix of talents and abilities. Its Career Services program helps students identify those key assets during the first year and then builds a four-year strategy to help them pursue a satisfying career. Personal counseling, professional speakers, databases, alumni contacts, summer internships, corporate visits, employer presentations and more are incorporated into the career preparation experience. Grove City follows the semester calendar plan, in addition to offering two-week sessions in January and May. Most of the 2,500 students live in separate men’s and women’s dormitories. The rest are local commuters or married students. A full program of cultural, professional, athletic and social activities is offered, including 19 intercollegiate varsity athletic teams. Grove City, a town of 8,100 people, is located 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. It is located near Interstates 79 and 80 and has a municipal airport.

Grove City College 2012-2013 Tuition $7,106 per semester Room and Board $3,872 per semester

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ACCOUNTING Acounting (B.S.) BIBLICAL AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Biblical and Religious Studies (B.A.) BIOLOGY Biology (B.S.) Molecular Biology (B.S.) BUSINESS Business Management (B.S.) Finance (B.S.) Industrial Management (B.S.) International Business (B.S.) Marketing Management (B.S.) CHEMISTRY Biochemistry (B.S.) Chemistry (B.S.) COMMUNICATION STUDIES Communication Studies (B.A.) COMPUTER SCIENCE Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Information Systems (B.S.) ECONOMICS Economics (B.A.) Business/Economics (B.S.) EDUCATION Pre K-4 Elementary Education (B.S.) Pre K-8 Special Education and Pre K-4 Elementary Education (B.S.) Middle Level Math/English/Science Educ. (B.S.) K-12 Biology/General Science Educ. (B.S.) K-12 French Education (B.A.) K-12 Music Education (B.M.) K-12 Spanish Education (B.A.) 7-12 Biology/General Science Educ. (B.S.) 7-12 Chemistry Education (B.S.) 7-12 Chemistry/Gen. Science Educ. (B.S.) 7-12 English Education (B.A.) 7-12 English/Communication Educ. (B.A.) 7-12 Mathematics Education (B.S.) 7-12 Physics Education (B.S.) 7-12 Physics/Gen. Science Educ. (B.S.) 7-12 Social Studies Education (B.A.) ELECTRICAL/COMPUTER ENGINEERING Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.E.E.) ENGLISH English (B.A.) ENTREPRENEURSHIP Entrepreneurship (B.S.) HISTORY History (B.A.) MATHEMATICS Mathematics (B.S.) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) MODERN LANGUAGES French (B.A.) Spanish (B.A.) MUSIC & FINE ARTS Music (B.M.) Music/Business (B.M.) Music/Performing Arts (B.M.) Music/Religion (B.M.) PHILOSOPHY Philosophy (B.A.) PHYSICAL EDUCATION Exercise Science (B.S.) PHYSICS Applied Physics (B.S.) Applied Physics/Computer (B.S.) POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Science (B.A.) PSYCHOLOGY Psychology (B.A. or B.S.) SOCIOLOGY Sociology (B.A.) PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Dental Pre-Health Pre-Law Pre-Theology Pre-Veterinary


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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

All 19 of Grove City College’s intercollegiate varsity athletic teams utilize the College’s superior facilities for competition, practices and off-season training and conditioning. Grove City’s athletic facilities have undergone numerous renovations and improvements in recent years, with more upgrades scheduled in the immediate future. On lower campus, Robert E. Thorn Field is home to the College’s football and track and field teams. The College installed CSTurf at Robert E. Thorn Field. CSTurf is a synthetic playing surface that features polyethylene LSR grass fibers and a rubber infill system. The College also installed lights and resurfaced the 8-lane track around the field. Grove City also reconfigured its setup for track meets during these renovations. In 2011, the College installed a new state-ofthe-art scoreboard and new bleachers on the visitors’ side at Thorn Field. These upgrades benefit the entire campus community as the complex is used by both the College’s club sports teams and its intramural program, along with the varsity teams. The track is also available for use by recreational walkers and joggers. The complex also features 10 all-weather tennis courts next to the stadium. Phillips Field House, located at the north end of the complex, features several locker rooms, an athletic training room, meeting rooms and coaches’ offices. It is used by the football, track and tennis programs throughout the academic year. The Physical Learning Center (PLC) houses the Grove City College Arena, home to the College’s basketball and volleyball programs. In summer 2012, the College renovated the Arena by installing new lighting and a new playing floor. In recent years, the Arena has also received new scoreboards and scorers’ tables.

The home of Grove City’s football and track and field teams, Robert E. Thorn Field has received numerous renovations in recent years.

The James E. Longnecker Pool is one of the nation’s premier small-college venues for both swimming and diving and water polo.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

In addition, the PLC features the James E. Longnecker Pool, one of the premier aquatic facilities in the region. Each year, Grove City hosts the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the state-of-the-art facility. In 2012, the College also hosted the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Championships at the James E. Longnecker Pool. The PLC also features a second pool, the Recreational Pool, which is used by members of the College community year-round. A fitness room featuring aerobic and Cybex equipment and a separate weight room with free and mechanized weights are also keystone areas of the facility. The PLC also features six racquetball/handball courts as well as two adjacent intramural rooms. The intramural rooms each feature four basketball courts, four indoor tennis courts, four volleyball courts, an indoor track and two indoor jumping pits. The College installed new synthetic flooring and several new electronic scoreboards throughout the intramural rooms. The Physical Learning Center houses the athletic training room, locker rooms and offices for coaches and physical education faculty. The College recently constructed a new office suite for coaches and athletic administration, while also incorporating its Athletic Hall of Fame area. Grove City’s outdoor athletic facilities have also received numerous upgrades in recent years. The varsity soccer field, College Field, was expanded and re-sodded during the summer of 2005. College Field also received a new press box during the summer of 2007. Meanwhile, Grove City’s baseball and softball facilities recently received major facelifts as new dugouts, new fencing and electronic scoreboards were installed on both fields.


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