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Table of Contents GENERAL INFORMATION

FACILITIES

Table of Contents............................................................. 1 Quick Facts ...................................................................... 2 Schedule and Roster........................................................ 3 OU Athletics Communications ......................................... 4 Athletics Directory........................................................... 5 Media Information .......................................................... 6 Tournament Information................................................. 7 Spring 2010 Preview ....................................................... 8

Charlie Coe Golf Learning Center ....................................60 Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club............................................62 Alternate Courses ...........................................................64

THE UNIVERSITY A Pacesetter for Higher Education in the U.S. .................66 What do you know about OU? ........................................68 The Path to Graduation ..................................................70 Athletics Excellence in 2008-09 ......................................74 A Storied and Active Tradition of Athletics Excellence .....76 Supporting the Community that Supports OU................80 Showcasing Sooners to a National Audience ..................82 Strength Conditioning and Medical Training ..................84 Great Expectations and Beyond......................................86 A University Town with a Championship Spirit ...............88 The Big 12 Conference ....................................................88 Soonersports.com ..........................................................90 VP/AD Joe Castiglione ....................................................91 Soonersports.com ..........................................................92

THE COACHES AND PLAYERS Head Coach Veronique Drouin ........................................ 10 Assistant Coach Jennie Arseneault ................................. 12 2009-10 Roster Breakdown ............................................ 13 Chelsey Collins ............................................................... 14 Ryanne Elmer ................................................................. 16 Andrea Sellmeyer ........................................................... 18 Sara Hemingway ............................................................ 20 Ellen Mueller .................................................................. 22 Brooke Collins................................................................. 24 Kelly Short ..................................................................... 26 Taylor Schmidt ............................................................... 28 Aly Seng ......................................................................... 29

CREDITS PHOTOGRAPHY Ty Russell, Lisa Hall and OU Athletics Communications files (Sooners in the Pros photos courtesy of the LPGA and the Royal Canadian Golf Association)

2008-09 REVIEW Season Recap ................................................................. 32 Team and Individual Results........................................... 33 Tournament Standings ................................................... 34 Summer Recap ............................................................... 38

PRINTING The 2009-10 Oklahoma Women’s Golf Media Guide was printed by Transcript Press at no cost to the taxpayers of the state of Oklahoma. The guide was designed and produced by the OU Athletics Media Relations office using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

HISTORY All-Time Coaches ............................................................ 42 Sooners in the Pros......................................................... 43 All-Time Results ............................................................. 44 Team Records ................................................................. 52 Individual Records.......................................................... 53 Conference Honors ......................................................... 54 Honors and Awards ........................................................ 55 Team Awards.................................................................. 56 All-Time Letterwinners .................................................. 57

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. (December 2009)

GUIDE DESIGN Stephanie Turner WRITER Stephanie Turner

The Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club

PUBLICATION EDITORS Stephanie Turner, Debbie Copp and Mike Houck CONTRIBUTORS Phillip Rogers

COVER DESIGN Scott Matthews

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Quick Facts UNIVERSITY FACTS

2008-09 TEAM INFORMATION

Location ........................................................................................................... Norman, Okla.

Big 12 Championship Finish ............................................................Third (315-306-317=938)

Founded .............................................................................................................Dec. 19, 1890

Best Finish...................................Second, Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (315-314-315=944)

Enrollment ...................................................................................................................30,092

Low Single-Round Score ................................. 298, Central District Invitational, second round

Nickname ................................................................................................................... Sooners

Low Three-Round Score ......................903, Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational (299-299-305)

Colors ...........................................................................................................Crimson & Cream Conference ....................................................................................................................Big 12 President .......................................................................................................... David L. Boren University Web site.............................................................................................www.OU.edu VP for Intercollegiate Athletic Programs & AD ................................................. Joe Castiglione

2008-09 INDIVIDUAL BESTS Tournament Finish ....................................... 1st (Kendall Dye, Susie Maxwell Berning Classic) 18 Holes ................................................70 (Ellen Mueller, Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational) 54 Holes .................................................................. 220 (Ellen Mueller, Windy City Collegiate)

Athletics Web Site ............................................................................ www.SoonerSports.com

(Kendall Dye, Betsy Rawls Invitational) (Kendall Dye, Mountain view Collegiate)

WOMEN’S GOLF INFORMATION Head Coach ................................................................................................ Veronique Drouin Years at Oklahoma .................................................................................................. First year Assistant Coach ..........................................................................................Jennie Arseneault Years at Oklahoma .................................................................................................. First year Office Address .......................................................................................................4 Par Drive Norman, OK 73019 Office Phone..................................................................................................(405) 325-8343 Office Fax ......................................................................................................(405) 325-7274

RETURNING LETTERWINNERS Brooke Collins........................................................................................................Sophomore Chelsey Collins ..............................................................................................................Senior Ryanne Elmer ................................................................................................................Senior Sara Hemingway ........................................................................................................... Junior Ellen Mueller ................................................................................................................. Junior Andrea Sellmeyer ................................................................................................................ Senior Kelly Short ...................................................................................................................Sophomore

Communications Contact ............................................................................ Stephanie Turner Office ............................................................................................................(405) 325-8349 E-mail ............................................................................................ stephanieturner@ou.edu

NEWCOMERS Taylor Schmidt .........................................................................................................Freshman

From left to right: Seniors Andrea Sellmeyer, meyer, Chelsey Collins and ne Elmer Ryanne

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........................................................................................................Fr Aly Seng ...................................................................................................................Freshman


2009-10 Schedule & Roster FALL 2009 Date Sept.11-13 Sept. 19-20 Oct. 5-6 Oct. 26-27

Tournament Texas A&M “Mo” Morial Dick McGuire Invitational Windy City Collegiate Classic The Alamo Invitational

Location Bryan, Texas Albuquerque, N.M. Glenview, Ill. San Antonio, Texas

Lady Puerto Rico Classic UCF Intercollegiate Invitational Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Rebel Intercollegiate Baylor Lady Bear Invitational Big 12 Championship NCAA Regionals NCAA Championships

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Orlando, Fla. San Jose, Calif. Austin, Texas Oxford, Miss. Waco, Texas Norman, Okla. TBD Wilmington, N.C.

Total 309 (+21) 914 (+38) 911 (+47) 304 (+16)

Place 5th 15th 13th 7th

Par 72 73 72 72

SPRING 2010 Feb. 7-9 March 1-2 March 8-9 March 26-28 April 2-4 April 12-13 April 23-25 May 6-8 May 18-21

2009-10 ROSTER Golfer Brooke Collins* Chelsey Collins*** Ryanne Elmer*** Sara Hemingway* Ellen Mueller** Taylor Schmidt Andrea Sellmeyer*** Aly Seng Kelly Short*

Height 5-2 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-2 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-2

Classification Sophomore Senior Senior Junior Junior Freshman Senior Freshman Sophomore

Hometown Louisville, Colo. Louisville, Colo. Edmond, Okla. Kingwood, Texas Evansville, Ind. KIncardine, Ontario McAlester, Okla. Enid, Okla. Muncie, Ind.

Previous School Monarch HS Monarch HS Bishop McGuinness HS Texas A&M Reitz Memorial HS Kincardine Secondary School McAlester HS Enid HS Yorktown HS

* denotes letters earned at Oklahoma

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OU Athletics Communications McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Web Site: SoonerSports.com Phone: (405) 325-8231 Fax: (405) 325-7623 Address: McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics 180 W. Brooks Suite 2525 Norman, OK 73019

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The University of Oklahoma Athletics Comunications Office is located on the second floor in the northwest corner of the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Women’s golf contact: Stephanie Turner (information listed below).

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BIG 12 GOLF CONTACTS Big 12 Conference ............Emily Franzenburg (efranzenburg@big12sports.com) Baylor ....................................... Chris Yandle (Christopher_Yandle@Baylor.edu) Colorado .............................................. Allie Musso (allie.musso@colorado.edu) Iowa State ................................................... Erin Heissel (eheissel@iastate.edu) Kansas .............................................................Mike Strauss (mstrauss@ku.edu) Kansas State .............................................Jeremy Holaday (jholaday@ksu.com) Missouri ................................................ Josh Murray (murrayjos@missouri.edu) Nebraska ................................................... Jeff Griesch (jgriesch@huskers.com) Oklahoma State ............................ Ryan Cameron (ryan.cameron@okstate.edu) Texas..........................Ashley Cushman (ashley.cushman@athletics.utexas.edu) Texas A&M ........................................Colin Killian (ckillian@athletics.tamu.edu) Texas Tech ....................................................Blayne Beal (blayne.beal@ttu.edu)


Athletics Directory ADMINISTRATION VP/Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione ....................................................................................................(405) 325-8208 Executive Associate Athletics Director Larry Naifeh ........................................................................................................(405) 325-8241 Senior Associate AD (Academics & Student Life) Dr. Gerald Gurney ................................................................................................(405) 325-8265 Executive Director of Compliance Jason Leonard .....................................................................................................(405) 325-7719 Senior Associate AD (Communications) Kenny Mossman..................................................................................................(405) 325-8228 Senior Associate AD (Senior Woman Administrator) Gloria Nevarez .....................................................................................................(405) 325-7718 Senior Associate AD (Chief Financial Officer) Greg Phillips........................................................................................................(405) 325-8241 Associate AD (Ticket Operations) Billy Ray Johnson ................................................................................................(405) 325-8133 Assistant AD (Business) Luther Lee ...........................................................................................................(405) 325-8440 Assista nt AD (Development) Robert Smith ......................................................................................................(405) 325-8546 Assistant AD (Equipment) Greg Tipton .........................................................................................................(405) 325-8430 Assistant AD (Marketing) Charlie Taylor ......................................................................................................(405) 325-7811 Assistant AD (Psychological Resources) Dr. Nicki Moore ....................................................................................................(405) 325-3138 Executive Director, Varsity O Association/Special Assistant to the AD Merv Johnson .....................................................................................................(405) 325-8224 Special Assistant to the Athletics Director Joe Washington...................................................................................................(405) 325-8262 Faculty Athletics Representative Connie Dillion......................................................................................................(405) 325-5894

DEPARTMENT HEADS Accounting Beth Kelly..................................................................................................(405) 325-8452 Broadcasting/SoonerVision Brandon Meier ..........................................................................................(405) 325-8875 Development Matt Roberts .............................................................................................(405) 325-8237 Event Management Lindy Roberts ............................................................................................(405) 325-8225 Facilities Danny Davis ..............................................................................................(405) 325-8235 Graphic Design Scott Matthews.........................................................................................(405) 325-8223 Internet Services Jason Matheson ........................................................................................(405) 325-4274 Licensing Renata Hays ..............................................................................................(405) 325-8547 Marketing Dave Haskin ..............................................................................................(405) 325-5482 Publications Debbie Copp..............................................................................................(405) 325-8367 Sports Enhancement Jerry Schmidt ............................................................................................(405) 325-8370 Sports Medicine Scott Anderson..........................................................................................(405) 325-8332

HEAD COACHES Baseball Sunny Golloway .......................................................................................... (405) 325-8354 (Oklahoma Christian, 1984) Basketball (Men) Jeff Capel ..................................................................................................... (405) 325-4732 (Duke, 1997) Basketball (Women) Sherri Coale .................................................................................................. (405) 325-8322 (Oklahoma Christian University of Science & Arts, 1987) Cross Country/Track & Field Martin Smith ............................................................................................... (405) 325-8212 (Bridgewater College, 1974) Football Bob Stoops................................................................................................... (405) 325-8245 (Iowa, 1983) Golf (Men) Ryan Hybl..................................................................................................... (405) 325-8342 (Georgia, 2004) Golf (Women) Veronique Drouin ......................................................................................... (405) 325-8343 (Kent State, 2003) Gymnastics (Men) Mark Williams .............................................................................................. (405) 325-8341 (Nebraska, 1980) Gymnastics (Women) K.J. Kindler ................................................................................................... (405) 325-6876 (Iowa State, 1992) Rowing Leeanne Crain .............................................................................................. (405) 325-6961 (UCLA, 1988) Soccer Nicole Nelson ............................................................................................... (405) 325-8296 (Oklahoma City, 1997) Softball Patty Gasso .................................................................................................. (405) 325-8371 (Long Beach State, 1984) Tennis (Men) John Roddick................................................................................................ (405) 325-8362 (Georgia, 1998) Tennis (Women) David Mullins ............................................................................................... (405) 325-8325 (Fresno State, 2001) Volleyball Santiago Restrepo ........................................................................................ (405) 325-8364 (East Stroudsburg, 1986) Wrestling Jack Spates................................................................................................... (405) 325-8209 (Slippery Rock, 1975)

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Media Information INTERVIEW POLICY Media interested in interviewing Coach Drouin can reach her at (405) 3258343. Student-athlete interviews should be arranged through Stephanie Turner of the OU Athletics Communications office at (405) 325-8349. Please call one day in advance of the requested interview.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS Results of all tournaments will be e-mailed to local media outlets as soon as they become available and will also be posted online at www.SoonerSports. com. Media interested in receiving results should contact Stephanie Turner the week of the tournament.

PRACTICE POLICY Practices are held at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club and Charlie Coe Golf Learning Center. Media who wish to attend must obtain clearance from Stephanie Turner. Practices generally begin at 2:30 p.m. CT, and the best time to conduct interviews is immediately following practice.

SOONERSPORTS.COM For the latest on women’s golf, including statistics, standings, tournament results and photos, visit the official Web site of the University of Oklahoma athletics department at www.SoonerSports.com.

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MEDIA OUTLETS Associated Press Jeff Latzke, Sports Editor (jlatzke@ap.org) Central Park One, Ste. 202 523 Central Park Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Phone: (405) 525-2121 Fax: (405) 524-7465

Tulsa World Mike Strain, Sports Editor (mike.strain@tulsaworld.com) P.O. Box 1770 Tulsa, OK 74102 Phone: (918) 581-8355 Fax: (918) 581-8352

The Oklahoman Mike Sherman, sports editor (msherman@opubco.com) P.O. Box 25125 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 Phone:(405) 475-3314 Fax: (405) 475-3315

KFOR (NBC- Channel 4) Bob Barry Jr., Sports Director (bob.barryjr@kfor.com) 444 E. Britton Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 Phone: (405) 478-6366 Fax: (405) 478-6337

Norman Transcript Clay Horning, Sports Editor (cfhorning@normantranscript. com) P.O. Drawer 1058 Norman, OK 73070 Phone: (405) 366-3535 Fax: (405) 366-3516

KOCO (ABC- Channel 5 ) Mark Rodgers, Sports Director (mrodgers@hearst.com) P.O. Box 14555 Oklahoma City, OK 73113 Phone: (405) 475-5257 Fax: (405) 478-6675

Oklahoma Daily (student newspaper) Sports Editor (sports@oudaily.edu) 860 Van Vleet Oval, Room 126 Norman, OK 73019 Phone: (405) 325-7630 Fax: (405) 325-6051

KWTV (CBS - Channel 9) Dean Blevins, Sports Director (deanblevins@cox.net) P.O. Box 14159 Oklahoma City, OK 73113 Phone: (405) 841-9940 Fax: (405) 841-9989


Tournament Information TEXAS A&M “MO� MORIAL

UCF CHALLENGE

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2010 Spring Preview The 2009-10 season for the University of Oklahoma women’s golf team will mark the beginning of an exciting new era with first-year head coach Veronique Drouin and assistant coach Jennie Arseneault taking over the program’s reins. The return of seniors Chelsey Collins, Andrea Sellmeyer and Ryanne Elmer is a major comfort to the new staff, and all three have been charged with helping set team goals on and off the golf course. “The three seniors we have on the team are very hard workers,” Drouin said. “They’ll be able to help the underclassmen and are a great group of leaders for our team.” Drouin is as interested in seeing strong performance in the classroom as she is on the links. This year’s team members are no strangers to achieving academic excellence. During last year’s spring semester, the Sooners posted a collective 3.5 grade point average. Continuing the commitment to academics is a top priority. All nine Sooners will also get involved in a handful of community service projects as they strive to reach their service goals. On the course, the Sooners say their aim is to finish in the top five of every tournament. And they’ve got one outing in particular circled on the calendar. “Our main goal this year is to win the Big 12 Championship since we’re hosting it,” said Sellmeyer. “It’s a great opportunity for us to make a statement on our home turf.” At last year’s Big 12 Championship in Lubbock, Texas, OU fought through adverse weather conditions and assembled an impressive third-place finish. The Sooners aren’t interested in third place this year.

Drouin adheres to the philosophy that playing against the nation’s top golfers is the best way to strengthen her team’s individual abilities. With that in mind, the Sooners’ 2009-10 schedule will be very competitive. “I want our players competing against the best in the country,” Drouin said. “I think that’s important for them to assess how they’re doing and what they need to improve upon.” A firm believer that dedication to practice is an essential element of success, Drouin also understands that college is more than just golf. In fact, she encourages her student-athletes to participate in campus functions and events so that they can have a complete and fulfilling collegiate experience. “I want them to have a great time here as college students,” Drouin said. “It’s not always about playing golf. There’s more to it and I want them to have a wellrounded life as a student. I’d like for them to be regular students away from the course, and then be a golfer when they come to practice.” The Sooners returned to school in August after several experienced success in various local, regional and national tournaments over the summer. Collins enters her final year of college with confidence after winning this summer’s Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship. Drouin hopes Collins harnesses the victory into momentum for the 2009-10 campaign. “Chelsey is a very hard worker and is a great leader for our team,” Drouin said of the veteran, who, along with Sellmeyer, recorded holes-in-one during practice rounds last October. “I really hope to see her crack the lineup as much as possible this year.”

“The weather was very difficult last year, but we learned that we all had the guts to keep fighting and we just need to keep reminding ourselves that we all can fight for every single stroke,” said Ellen Mueller, a junior who enters the season with seven top-20 finishes under her belt. “With the Big 12 Championship being here in Norman this spring, the weather could be the exactly same.”

Elmer, a fifth-year senior, possesses the leadership qualities the OU coaching staff admires. She is excited to end her collegiate career on a high note.

With 11 tournaments on this year’s schedule, Drouin wants her squad to use every practice and qualifying round as preparation for the conference championship.

Mueller, who holds a 76.57 career stroke average, is on pace to become one of the most accomplished golfers in school history. Just halfway through her career, she has

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“Coach Drouin and Coach Arseneault have a lot of talent and will be able to help all of us individually,” Elmer said. “We’re going to take advantage of that and work to improve this year.”

racked up four top-10 finishes (three of them top-five efforts). Mueller is a mainstay in the OU lineup. Fellow junior Sara Hemingway enters her second season as a Sooner after transferring from Texas A&M. Drouin expects her to help the squad in multiple ways. “Sara is a unique individual who helps bring out the different personalities of everyone on the team,” the head coach said. “She also has a ton of national experience as a player.” Sophomores Brooke Collins and Kelly Short were major assets last year as rookies, and Drouin will rely on them to continue their steady contributions. Incoming freshmen Taylor Schmidt and Aly Seng join the team after a busy summer. Schmidt competed in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship and won the 2009 Golf Association of Ontario’s Women’s Champion of Champions title. Seng, meanwhile, placed second to Mueller at the 2009 Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Stroke Play Championship and won the consolation title at the 2009 WOGA Match Play Championship. “Taylor is a very hard worker,” Drouin said. “She constantly works on her short game, and has a lot of junior and amateur golf experience. I definitely see her being a big part of this team. Aly comes from Oklahoma and does not have much national playing experience. Still, she has a lot of potential to develop as one of our key players.”


The Coaches and Players

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Head Coach

Veronique Drouin FIRST YEAR

THE DROUIN FILE Hometown ....................................................... Sts-Anges, Quebec High School ..............................................Academie Les Estacades College ................................................ Kent State University, 2003

COACHING HISTORY 2003-2006 ......................................Kent State, Graduate Assistant 2006-2009 ...............................................Georgia, Assistant Coach 2009-Present .............................................Oklahoma, Head Coach

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1999-2003 .................................................................... Kent State

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On June 24, 2009, Veronique Drouin (pronounced VAIR-o-neek DREW-un), became the fifth head women’s golf coach at the University of Oklahoma. Drouin made the move to Norman after being an assistant coach at Georgia for the past four years. “Veronique Drouin brings the teaching skills, passion, character and recruiting ability we need in this leadership role to build on the foundation of what has been established here,” OU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione said. During Drouin’s first full season at Georgia in 2006, the Bulldogs won two prestigious events the Golf Daytona Beach Fall Preview and the SEC Championship. Drouin also served as interim head coach during the 2007 Central Regional and NCAA Championships, leading the Bulldogs to second- and eighth-place finishes, respectively. During her tenure at UGA, the team notched three top-10 and four top-20 finishes in the national championships. Individually, 11 All-Americans and two SEC champions were crowned while Drouin was on staff. Prior to joining the Georgia staff, Drouin was a graduate assistant at Kent State for two-and-a-half years. She also enjoyed a standout playing career with the Golden Flashes as the 2000 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Freshman of the Year, the 2003 MAC Golfer of the Year and a three-time first-team All-MAC performer.

and falling in a playoff. Her additional amateur highlights include: advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2005 British Ladies’ Amateur; representing Canada at the 2003 Commonwealth Games and the 2003 and 2005 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship; winning the 2001 and 2003 Quebec Amateur Championship; finishing eighth at the 2004 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur; and finishing fifth in stroke play qualifying at the 2004 British Ladies’ Am. A native of Sts-Anges, Quebec, Drouin received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kent State in the spring of 2003 and her master’s in sports management from Kent State in 2007.

A QUICK NINE... I can’t live without ............................................ my phone and my family Prized possession ...................................................... my master’s degree One thing that most people don’t know about me ........ I’m right handed but play golf left handed Favorite actor/actress ..................................................... George Clooney Favorite TV show .............................................................. Grey’s Anatomy

As a senior, Drouin led Kent State to a second-place finish at the 2003 Central Reigonal and a 19th-place showing at the NCAA Championships. Two years earlier, she helped the Golden Flashes to a 15th-place finish at the 2001 NCAA, the program’s best effort ever. Drouin continued to compete as an amateur following graduation, and finished 2006 at No.8 in Canada’s national rankings. Drouin was runner-up at the 2006 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship after tying for medalist honors

Nobody knows that........................................................... I can tap dance Most memorable golf moment .........................playing Augusta National Favorite professional athlete................................................. Tiger Woods Favorite movie ............................................................ Million Dollar Baby

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Assistant Coach

Jennie Arseneault FIRST YEAR

Arseneault was an honorable mention AllAmerican at the University of Virginia. Just a few weeks after graduating from the University of Virginia, Jennie Arseneault changed her role from being a competitive collegiate golfer to University of Oklahoma assistant coach. She was hired Aug. 27, 2009. Arseneault (pronounced ARR-sun-alt) was an honorable mention AllAmerican and a two-time All-ACC selection at Virginia. A native of Concord, N.H., who considers Grinnell, Iowa, as her hometown, Arseneault recorded a 75.3 career stroke average at Virginia. She was named to the All-ACC team as a sophomore. As a junior, she finished ninth at the ACC Championship and 34th at the NCAA Championships. During her 2008-09 senior year, Arseneault posted five top-10 finishes to boost her career total to 10, and was again named to the all-conference squad. She was also named an honorable mention All-American by Golfweek. Away from the University of Virginia, Arseneault won the 2008 Women’s Western Golf Association (WWGA) National Amateur Championship, took home top honors at the Iowa State Women’s Amateur in 2004, 2005 and 2006, reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 U.S. Amateur and WWGA National Amateur Championship, and qualified for the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open. Arseneault graduated in August 2009 with a degree in anthropology.

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2009-10 Roster Breakdown

Back row (left to right): Chelsey Collins, Andrea Sellmeyer, Taylor Schmidt, Ryanne Elmer, Sara Hemingway. Front row (left to right): Head coach Veronique Drouin, Ellen Mueller, Brooke Collins, Aly Seng, Kelly Short, assistant coach Jennie Arseneault.

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Collins, Brooke......................................So. Collins, Chelsey.....................................Sr. Elmer, Ryanne ......................................Sr Hemingway, Sara .................................Jr. Mueller, Ellen .......................................Jr. Schmidt, Taylor.....................................Fr. Sellmeyer, Andrea ................................Sr. Seng, Aly ..............................................Fr. Short, Kelly...........................................So.

RETURNING GOLFERS’TOTALS Career Top-20 Finishes ...................... 14 Career Top-10 Finishes ........................ 5 Total Rounds ................................... 232 Total Strokes............................... 18,326 Team Average............................... 78.99

BY STATE/PROVINCE Oklahoma ........................................... 3 Colorado.............................................. 2 Indiana................................................ 2 Ontario ................................................ 1 Texas ................................................... 1

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Chelsey Collins

SENIOR rLOUISVILLE, COLO. rMONARCH HIGH SCHOOL

2008-09: Took part in four tournaments ... Recorded a season-low 76 during the second round of the Mountain View Collegiate and the third round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (both in the spring) ... Tied for 64th at the Windy City Collegiate in October ... Posted her best 54-hole score of 246 at the Mountain View Collegiate. 2007-08: Earned a career-best finish at the Jeannine McHaney/Audrey Morehead Invitational with a tie for 14th place (her third career top-20) ... Carded a season-low 54-hole tournament score of 231 at the McHaney/Morehead Invitational ... Posted her season-low round with a 74 in the second round of the McHaney /Morehead Invitational ... Shot her best career 36-hole tournament score of 168 at the Badger Invitational to tie for 61st place ... Tied for 54th at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate ... Carded a three-round 237 at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic to finish tied for 52nd... Received the team’s Sportsmanship Award. 2006-07: Posted two top-20 finishes (Lady Puerto Rico Classic and Susie Maxwell Berning Classic) ... Finished in a tie for 16th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic after shooting five over through three rounds ... Fired a final-round 73 in the “Mo” Morial Invitational, OU’s lowest of the tournament ... Shot a second-round 68 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (tied for 15th with teammate Heather Wright) ... Was her first time in the lineup ... Shot a 232 at the Big 12 Championship to finish in a tie for 32nd ... Received team’s Most Improved Award. High School: Selected to first team all-conference squad all four years and first team all-region team three consecutive years ... Was named to the Denver Post All-State first team and Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first team in 2005 and 2006 ... Won the Colorado Junior Golf Association All Star Award (2004 and 2005)... Played for the CWGA Junior America’s Cup Team ... Qualified for and competed at the 2005 Junior World Championship and finished 58th out of 120 ... Finished second at the 2005 5A state championship and finished third at the event in 2006 ... Named the 2003 Colorado Women’s Golf Association Most Improved Player after lowering her handicap seven strokes in one year.

Personal: Parents are Terri and Larry Collins ... Sister is Brooke Collins, a Sooner sophomore ... Home course is Omni Interlocken Golf Course, where her father is the course professional ... Played golf for 13 years and competitively for seven years... Majoring in communication.

COLLINS’ CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 Career

Rds 12 14 18 44

Low 76 74 68 68

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Strokes 1,000 1,118 1,393 3,511

Average 83.33 79.86 77.38 80.19


TOURNAMENT FINISHES

A QUICK NINE...

JUNIOR (2008-09) Windy City Collegiate ....................................64 ........................ 83-86-82=251 Lady Puerto Rico Classic ................................85 ........................ 85-88-76=249 Mountainview Collegiate ..............................T94 ...................... 88-76-82=246 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T61 ...................... 81-86-87=254 SOPHOMORE (2007-2008) Badger Invitational .......................................T61 ............................83-85=168 Jeannine McHaney Invitational .....................T14 ...................... 79-74-78=231 Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate .............T54 ...................... 78-84-75=237 Central District Invitational ...........................T64 ...................... 85-79-81=245 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T52 ...................... 82-78-77=237 FRESHMAN (2006-2007) Lady Puerto Rico Classic ................................T15 ...................... 76-68-77=221 “Mo” Morial Invitational ................................T34 ...................... 81-85-73=239 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational ................T31 ...................... 83-75-79=237 Mountainview Collegiate ..............................T85 ...................... 80-78-78=236 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T16 ...................... 70-75-76=221 Big 12 Championship ....................................T32 ...................... 80-77-82=239

CAREER BESTS SINGLE ROUND........................ 68.........Lady Puerto Rico Classic, 2nd round (2007) 36-HOLE TOURNAMENT ....... 168.................................Badger Invitational (2007) 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT ....... 221......................... Lady Puerto Rico Classic (2007) Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (2007) TOURNAMENT FINISH .......T14th.............. Jeannine McHaney Invitational (2007) CAREER TOP-20 FINISHES ........3

How you mark your ball ....................................Two Cs on each side of the number Favorite club in your bag ............................................................................... putter Greatest passion outside of golf ................................running and horseback riding Dream foursome .................................................... my family (there are four of us) Favorite vacation spot ...............................................................Breckenridge, Colo. Favorite movie.......................................................................................Caddyshack Favorite TV show ......................................................................CMT in the morning Favorite professional athlete ................................................................Tiger Woods Most people don’t know that ............ I can last eight seconds on a mechanical bull

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Ryanne Elmer

SENIOR rEDMOND, OKLA. rBISHOP MCGUINNESS HIGH SCHOOL

2008-09: Maintained a spot in the Sooner lineup for three consecutive tournaments ... Fired a season-best 79 during the first round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and the last two rounds of the Mountain View Collegiate in March ... Recorded a season-best 54-hole score of 240 at the Mountain View Collegiate ... Tied for 74th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in April. 2007-08: Took hold of the No. 5 spot in the lineup for OU’s last three tournaments ... Recorded a career-low 18-hole score with an even-par 72 in the final round of the MountainView Collegiate ... Finished in a career-best 31st place at the MountainView Collegiate ... Three-round score of 226 at the MountainView Collegiate was a career best for a 54-hole tournament ... Tied for 34th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic with a 54-hole score of 230 ... Tied for 38th place at the Badger Invitational with a career-best 36-hole tournament score of 161 ... Named to the 2008 NGCA All-American scholar team... Received the team’s Most Improved Award. 2006-07: Shot a 241 to finish 42nd in her first collegiate appearance at the Lady Wolverine Invitational ... Shot a 242 at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. 2005-06: Redshirted. High School: Member of the 2005 4A All-Academic and 4A state runner-up teams ... Won 4A state tournament, 4A regional tournament and one invitational tournament while placing in the top five in seven invitational tournaments ... Earned 4A all-state honors in 2002 and 2005 ... Earned 5A all-state honors in 2003 and 2004 ... Placed in the top 10 in three AJGA tournaments ... Selected to the 2005 Daily Oklahoman All-City golf team ... Lettered in golf four years and was a captain for three years. Personal: Parents are Mike and Carleen Elmer ... Home course is Oak Tree Country Club ... Majoring in zoology/ pre-med.

ELMER’S CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 Career

Rds 9 17 9 35

Low 79 72 77 72

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Strokes 742 1,376 737 2,855

Average 82.44 80.94 81.89 81.57


TOURNAMNENT FINISHES

A QUICK NINE...

JUNIOR (2008-09) Betsy Rawls Invitational ................................74 ........................ 79-81-82=242 Mountainview Collegiate ..............................87 ........................ 82-79-79=240 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T74 ...................... 90-84-86=260 SOPHOMORE (2007-2008) Badger Invitational .......................................T38 ............................77-84=161 Lady Puerto Rico Classic ................................T74 ...................... 79-78-80=237 Moutainview Collegiate ................................T31 ...................... 78-76-72=226 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T34 ...................... 78-75-77=230 Big 12 Championship ....................................T57 ...................... 97-91-82=270 NCAA West Regional......................................107 ...................... 86-84-82=252 FRESHMAN (2006-2007) Wolverine Invitational...................................42 ........................ 77-85-79=241 “Mo” Morial Invitational ................................T75 ...................... 86-87-81=254 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T92 ...................... 79-81-82=242

CAREER BESTS SINGLE ROUND........................ 72........Mountainview Collegiate, 3rd round (2008) 36-HOLE TOURNAMENT ....... 161.................................Badger Invitational (2007) 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT ....... 226....................... Mountainview Collegiate (2008) TOURNAMENT FINISH ....... T31st....................... Mountainview Collegiate (2008)

Favorite club in your bag ............................................................................... putter Favorite golf course snack .................................................my mom’s “fairway mix” Greatest passion outside of golf .........................................going to medical school How I define success ........................................ by the journey and what is learned Favorite music group ...............................................................................Sugarland Favorite TV show ............................................................................. Grey’s Anatomy I would like to witness .............................................my dreams/goals coming true Most memorable golf moment ............................ getting a hole in one at Oak Tree Favorite animal .................................................................................................dog

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Andrea Sellmeyer

SENIOR rMCALESTER, OKLA. rMCALESTER HIGH SCHOOL

2008-09: Competed in four of team’s 10 tournaments ... Posted her best performance of the season at the Central District Invitational in February by tying for 47th with a 235 ... Tied for 79th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in February ... Tied for 52nd at the season-opening Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate in September ... Fired a season-low round of 74 at the Ron Moore ... Shot a 262 to tie for 80th place at OU’s Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in April ... Recorded her first-ever hole-in-one during practice round at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in October 2008. 2007-08: Competed in two tournaments ... Posted a season-best finish with a tie for 34th place at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic ... Carded a season-low 73 (1-over par) in the final round of the Susie Maxwell ... 54-hole score of 230 at the Susie Maxwell was also a season low ... Tied for 54th at the Jeannine McHaney/Audrey Morehead Invitational with a score of 245 ... Named Outstanding Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Presented with the Athletics Council Service Award and the Athletic Director’s Leadership Award. 2006-07: Saw action in five tournaments in her first season as a Sooner ... Shot a career-best 11 over to finish in 13th place (also marking a collegiate best) in the Betsy Rawls Invitational ... Tied for 59th after shooting a 237 at the Jeannine McHaney Invitational ... Named to NGCA All-American Scholar team ... Received team’s Sportsmanship Award. High School: Selected to the 2006 first team all-state squad in golf and volleyball ...Varsity golf captain three consecutive years and varsity volleyball captain two years ... Four-year golf state qualifier ... Finished third in 2006 golf state tournament ... Named Trusted Choice “Big I” state champion at OU’s Jimmie Austin Golf Club in 2006 ... Was a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist in 2005 ... Qualified for 2005 USGA National Girls Junior Championship ... Qualified and placed in the top three all four years at the regional tournament ... 2004 regional golf champion ... Recorded 30 top-10 finishes in high school tournaments, including 24 top-four finishes and eight victories. Personal: Parents are Jeff and Sabrina Sellmeyer ... National Merit Scholar ... Member of OU President’s Leadership Class ... Was high school valedictorian ... Home course is McAlester Country Club ... Majoring in health and exercise science.

SELLMEYER’S CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 Career

Rds 12 6 15 33

Low 74 73 69 69

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Strokes 981 475 1,168 2,624

Average 81.75 79.17 77.87 79.51


TOURNAMENT FINISHES

A QUICK NINE...

JUNIOR Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate Lady Puerto Rico Classic Central District Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic

T52 ...........................80-84-74=238 T79 ...........................83-82-81=246 T47 ...........................84-75-76=235 T80 ...........................88-85-89=262

SOPHOMORE (2007-2008) Jeannine McHaney Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic

T54 ...........................85-80-80=245 T34 ...........................76-81-73=230

FRESHMAN (2006-2007) Jeannine McHaney Invitational Wolverine Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Mountainview Collegiate Susie Maxwell Berning Classic

T59 ...........................76-81-80=237 55 ...........................82-81-85=248 13 ...........................78-69-80=227 T32 ...........................74-73-75=222 T69 ...........................79-79-76=234

CAREER BESTS SINGLE ROUND.............................69.. .... Betsy Rawls Invitational, 2nd round (2007) 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT ..............222 .....................Mountainview Collegiate (2007) TOURNAMENT FINISH .................13th ..........Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (2007) CAREER TOP-20 FINISHES ...........1

Favorite course you’ve played ..................................................... Flint Hills National Favorite club in your bag ................................................most frequently my 7-iron Greatest passion outside of golf ...............................................................volleyball Favorite book ............................................................................................the Bible Favorite food ......................................................... prime rib, but I also love sweets Favorite actress/actor ........................................................ Matthew McConaughey Person I would like to meet ................................................................my soul mate Most people don’t know that .........................I played the saxophone for five years Favorite animals .......................................................................bears and alligators

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Juniors

Sara Hemingway

JUNIOR rKINGWOOD, TEXAS rTEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

2008-09: Participated in all four fall tournaments and two spring tournaments during her first season as a Sooner ... Sustained a wrist injury near the end of the fall season ... Recorded a season-best 11thplace finish at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in April ... Fired a 230 for 23rd place at the Windy City Collegiate in October ... Carded a career-low 74 during the first and third rounds of the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate in October ... 228 at Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” marked a season best ... Finished 60th at the Big 12 Championship in April. 2007-08: Participated in three tournaments as a Texas A&M freshman ... Averaged 81.6 strokes over her nine rounds ... Posted her best finish (tied for 47th place) at the Texas A&M MoMorial Invitational with a three-round 253 (+37) ... Tied for 84th at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown ... Low round of 76 came in the Cougar Classic second round. High School: Advanced to semifinals of 2007 Texas Women’s Amateur ... Qualified for 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur ... Participated in 2006 USGA Girls Junior Championship ... Won the 2006 American Junior Golf Association Skills Challenge Championship in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Had extensive junior golf experience with eight top-15 and four top-10 career finishes in AJGA play ... Named the 2004 player of the year on the Texas Junior Golf Tour ... Won the 2006 Greater Houston Junior Championship ... Three-time district champion and state tournament qualifier ... Placed sixth at state tournament in 2007 ... Was the No. 4 ranked senior in Texas and was rated No. 51 nationally by Golfweek ... Three-time team MVP ... Coached by Jeff Belnap. Personal: Parents are Larry and Kellie Hemingway ... Home course is Kingwood Country Club ... Majoring in energy management.

HEMINGWAY’S CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 Career

Rds 17 17

Low 74 74

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Strokes 1,369 1,369

Average 80.53 80.53


TOURNAMENT FINISHES

A QUICK NINE...

SOPHOMORE Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate ..............T57 .....................78-84-78=240 Windy City Collegiate ....................................T23 .....................75-75-80=230 Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational..................T22 .....................74-80-74=228 Kent Youel Invitaitonal ..................................WD............................. 87-WD-84 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T11 .....................80-78-79=237 Big 12 Championship ....................................60 .......................87-84-92=263

CAREER BESTS SINGLE ROUND.............................74 ..............Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” 3rd round (2008) 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT ..............228 ............................Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” (2008) TOURNAMENT FINISH .................T11th .................Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (2008) CAREER TOP-20 FINISHES ...........1

Golf course superstitions ...................................................... using my OU ballmark Favorite course you’ve played .............................................................. Spyglass Hill Greatest passion outside of golf ...........music, playing guitar and drums and DJing Favorite thing about OU ........... being able to play for and represent a great school Favorite food ...............................................................................................Chinese Favorite musician/group ............................................................ A.F.I. or Pink Floyd If I won a million dollars, I would ...................................................travel the world Most memorable golf moment ................ meeting Arnold Palmer at Pebble Beach Favorite animal ......................................................................................... sea otter

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Ellen Mueller

JUNIOR rEVANSVILLE, IND. rREITZ MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

2008-09: Maintained a spot in the Sooner lineup for every tournament ... Three-round 230 placed her in a tie for 24th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in February ... Picked up a third-place finish with a career-best 54-hole score of 220 at the Windy City Collegiate in October ... Fired a career-low 70 at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational where she tied for 14th ... Led the Sooner lineup heading into the season-opening Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate where she finished tied for 29th ... Nabbed a second-place finish at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (her third career top-five finish) in April ... Finished tied for 31st at the Big 12 Championship ... Tied for 31st after posting a three-round 230 at the “Price’s ‘Give ‘Em Five” Invitational in October 2008. 2007-08: Recorded one of the best freshman seasons in Oklahoma women’s golf history ... Started all 11 tournaments for OU ... Led the Sooners with a tie for 22nd place in the strongest field of the season at the NCAA West Regional ... Three-round score of 221 (5-over-par) at the NCAA West Regional marked her career low for a 54-hole tournament and left her only three strokes out of a trip to the NCAA Championship as an individual ... Fired a then-career-low 72 in the first round of the West Regional ... Finished tied for 10th place at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic with a 54-hole score of 222 (her second career top-10 finish) ... Made her presence felt in her first collegiate event at the season-opening Badger Invitational by finishing in a career best second place tie with teammate Kendall Dye ... Score of 148 at the Badger Invitational marked her career low for a 36-hole score ... Tied for 21st place at the Big 12 Championship with a three-round score of 243 ... Held the No. 1 roster spot going into the CU Heather Farr Memorial Invitational ... Fired a three-round 225 to tie for 24th place at the Farr Memorial Invitational ... Earned her second career top-15 finish at the Jeannine McHaney/Audrey Morehead Invitational by carding a score of 230 to finish in 13th place ... Posted the third top-20 finish in her first four events at the Price’s “Give `Em Five” Intercollegiate with a three-round 228 (tied for 19th) ... Recorded a 76.90 scoring average on the season for the third-best average on the team ... Recorded seven top-25 finishes, four top 20s, two top 10s and a top five during her remarkable freshman campaign ... Named to the 2008 NGCA All-American scholar team. High School: Four-year Indiana state tournament finalist with second, third, fifth, and 10th-place finishes ... Four-time Indiana all-state first team and All-SIAC Conference first team honoree ... Recorded three wins on the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) and was the recipient of the 2006 FCWT “For Good of The Game” sportsmanship award ... Played in three USGA Championships: 2006 U.S. Girls’ Junior (quarterfinalist); 2007 U.S. Women’s Public Links; and 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur ... 2007 Indiana State Amateur runner-up, 2007 Indiana Open third-place finisher and 2007 Indiana Women’s Golf Association “Player of the Year.” Personal: Parents are Ken and Becky Mueller ... Home course is Cambridge Golf Club ... Majoring in health and exercise science/pre-PT.

MUELLER’S CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 2007-08 Career

Rds 30 31 61

Low 70 72 70

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Strokes 2,287 2,384 4,671

Average 76.23 76.90 76.57


TOURNAMENT FINISHES

A QUICK NINE...

SOPHOMORE (2008-09) Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate ..............T29 .....................76-75-80=231 Windy City Collegiate`...................................3 .........................71-71-77=220 Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational..................T31 .....................76-76-78=230 Kent Youel Invitational ..................................T36 .....................76-74-78=228 Lady Puerto Rico Classic ................................T24 .....................83-74-73=230 Central District Invitational ...........................T36 .....................72-77-82=231 Betsy Rawls Invitational ................................T14 .....................74-70-78=222 Mountainview Collegiate ..............................T38 .....................75-75-77=227 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................2 .........................76-75-78=229 Big 12 Championship ....................................T31 .....................80-77-82=239 FRESHMAN (2007-2008) Badger Invitational .......................................T2 ............................75-73=148 CU Heather Farr Memorial Invitational ..........T24 .....................75-73-77=225 Jeannine McHaney Invitational .....................13 .......................77-76-77=230 Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate .............T19 .....................76-77-75=228 Central District Invitational ...........................T50 .....................82-79-78=239 Lady Puerto Rico Classic ................................T66 .....................76-82-76=233 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational ................T57 ..........................82-85=167 Mountainview Collegiate ..............................T43 .....................76-75-77=228 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T10 .....................75-74-73=222 Big 12 Championship ....................................T21 .....................85-80-78=243 NCAA West Regional......................................T22 .....................72-74-75=221

CAREER BESTS SINGLE ROUND.............................70 Betsy Rawls Invitational, 2nd round (2009) 36-HOLE TOURNAMENT ..............148 Badger Invitational (2007) 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT ..............220 Windy City Collegiate (2008) TOURNAMENT FINISH .................2nd Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (2009) Badger Invitational (2008) CAREER TOP-20 FINISHES ........... 7 CAREER TOP-10 FINISHES ...........4 CAREER TOP-FIVE FINISHES ........3

Favorite music on your iPod.........................................................................country How do you mark your ball ............................................ match colors to my outfits Favorite golf course snack ................................................................ peanut M&M’s Favorite course you’ve played .................................................................... Erin Hills My motto ..................................................................................... “Hakuna Matata” Favorite food .............................................................................................crab legs Favorite musician/group ......................................................................Rascal Flatts Biggest superstition ......changing golf balls when playing well will stop my streak Most memorable golf moment .......eagling the 17th hole @ the UT golf course to shoot 70

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Brooke Collins

SOPHOMORE rLOUISVILLE, COLO. rMONARCH HIGH SCHOOL

2008-09: Competed in six of team’s 10 tournaments and posted three top-30 finishes … Began the fall with a season-best 228 at the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate for 24th place … Secondround 71 at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate marked a career best … Placed 29th after posting a 229 at Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate in October … Tied her season-best finish of 24th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in April. High School: Selected to the Denver Post All-State and Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado teams in 2007 ... Chosen as a Denver Athletic Club/ Denver Post 2008 Student Athlete of the Year finalist ... Named Monarch High School 2008 Femaie Athlete of the Year ... Won the 2007 Colorado High School 5A State Championship and 2006 Colorado Women’s Golf Association Junior Championship ... Placed 13th in 2008 Colorado Women’s Open ... Tied for eighth place at 2007 Colorado Women’s Golf Association Stroke Play Championship. Personal: Parents are Terri and Larry Collins ... Older sister is a senior on the OU roster ... Home course is Omni Interlocken Golf Course where her father is the course professional ... Has played golf for 13 years and competitively for 10 years ... Majoring in multi-disciplinary studies.

COLLINS’ CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 Career

Rds 18 18

Low 71 71

24 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GOLF

Strokes 1,419 1,419

Average 78.83 78.83


TOURNAMENT FINISHES

A QUICK NINE...

FRESHMAN (2008-2009) Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate ..............T24 .....................81-71-76=228 Windy City Collegiate ....................................T40 .....................80-79-76=235 Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational..................T29 .....................74-77-78=229 Kent Youel Invitational ..................................71 .......................77-80-83=240 Lady Puerto Rico Classic ................................T79 .....................78-84-84=246 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T24 .....................78-82-81=241

CAREER BESTS SINGLE ROUND.............................71 ............. Ron Moore Women’s, 2nd round (2009) 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT ..............228 ............................. Ron Moore Women’s (2008) TOURNAMENT FINISH .................T24th .......................... Ron Moore Women’s (2008) Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (2009)

How do you mark your ball .........................................................................one dot Favorite course you’ve played at ................................... Country Club of the Rockies Greatest passion outside of golf ............................................ art and being outside Favorite thing about OU ..............................................................................football I can’t live without ....................................................................................laughing Favorite actor/actress .............................................................................Bill Murray If I won a million dollars, I would ..........................................................quit my job Nickname ......................................................................................... “Brooke Trout” Favorite animal ........................................................................... my horse, “Rebel”

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Kelly Short

SOPHOMORE rMUNCIE, IND. rYORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

2008-09: Competed in eight of 10 tournaments as a freshman ... Led the Sooners by tying for eighth after firing a three-round 225 at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational in October (her first career top-10 finish and career-best 54-hole tournament score) ... Earned her second top-20 finish by tying for 17th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in April ... Finished tied for 23rd at the Big 12 Championship ... Earned a respectable 32nd-place finish at the seasonopening Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 232 ... Fired a career-low 75 during the third round of the event ... Posted a three-round 231 at the Mountain View Collegiate in March... Tied for 58th after shooting a three-round 242 at the Central District Invitational in Februrary ... Held the No.1 roster spot heading into the Kent Youel Invitational in October. High School: Selected to the Indiana All-State first team in 2006 and 2007 ... Competed as a finalist at the Indiana High School State Championship in 2004, 2005, 2006 (eighth place) and 2007 (third place) ... Three-time Hoosier Heritage Conference Champion ... Named East Central Indiana Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... Placed fifth at the 2007 Indiana Open. Personal: Parents are Kevin and Nancy Short and has four brothers ... Home course is The Players Club ... Majoring in health and exercise science.

SHORT’S CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 Career

Rds 24 24

Low 75 75

26 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GOLF

Strokes 1,877 1,877

Average 78.21 78.21


TOURNAMENT FINISHES TOURNAMNENT FINISHES

A QUICK NINE...

FRESHMAN (2008-2009) Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate ..............32 .......................81-76-75=232 Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational..................T8 .......................75-75-75=225 Kent Youel Invitational ..................................T50 .....................76-77-80=233 Central District Invitational ...........................T58 .....................86-76-80=242 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational ................T62 .....................78-80-80=238 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.......................T17 .....................81-80-78=239 Big 12 Championship ....................................T23 .....................82-80-75=237

CAREER BESTS SINGLE ROUND.............................75 ............................. Big 12 Championship (2009) 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT ..............225 .........Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational (2008) TOURNAMENT FINISH .................T8 ...........Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational (2008) CAREER TOP-20 FINISHES ...........2 CAREER TOP-10 FINISHES ...........1

How do you mark your ball .......................................trace Titleist with red Sharpie Favorite club in your bag ............................................................................... putter Favorite pro sports team to follow............................................... Indianapolis Colts Non-golf talent you would like to have ......................................... riding a unicycle Favorite animal ................................................................................my dog, “Bear” I can’t live without ..........................................................................................Jesus Favorite vacation spot ................................................................................ Jamaica Favorite musician/group ....................................................................Kings of Leon Favorite movie.........................................................................A Walk to Remember

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Freshmen Ryanne Rya Ry yyannne El Elm Elmer lmer er

Taylor Schmidt

FRESHMAN rKINCARDINE, ONTARIO rKINCARDINE SECONDARY SCHOOL

High School: Won the 2009 Champion of Champions Tournament (competition of all Ontario public club champions) ... Placed 15th at the 2009 Canadian Junior Girls Championship ... Recorded an 11th-place finish at the 2008 Ontario Junior Championships ... Placed first at the 2008 Central Western Ontario Secondary School Association Championship ... Member of the Ontario High Performance Team (2007 and 2008) ... Won the 2008 Bluewater Athletic Association Championships ... Placed 16th at the 2008 Canadian Junior Championships ... Tied for 60th at 2008 U.S. Junior Girls Championship. Personal: Parents are Dennis and Cindy Schmidt ... Home course is Kincardine Golf & Country Club ... Majoring in Education.

A QUICK NINE... Favorite golf course ritual ..................... twirl my club and put my hand on my thigh before I putt

Golf course superstitions ...................... can’t have my ankle socks show above my shoes Favorite pro sports team ..................................................................Toronto Maple Leafs Favorite thing about OU .................the pride that every student takes in being a Sooner Favorite food ........................................................................................................ mango I would like to have witnessed ....................................... Mike Weir winning The Masters If I won a million dollars, I would ..................donate to my home golf course and my high school

Nickname ................................................................................................................ “Tay” Favorite animal ................................................................................................... dolphin

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Ryanne Rya Ry yannne El Elm Elmer lmer er

Aly Seng

FRESHMAN rENID, OKLA. rENID HIGH SCHOOL

High School: Won 2009 Oklahoma Class 6A individual state championship ... Captured two Centennial Conference individual championships and two Class 6A regional titles ... Placed second to OU’s Ellen Mueller at the 2009 Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Stroke Play Championship ... Won the consolation championship for the 2009 WOGA Match Play Championship ... Won the 2008 Junior WOGA Championship ... Placed first at the 2008 Trusted Choice “Big I” Junior Classic (qualifier for national tournament in Pinehurst, N.C.) ... Named to the 2009 All-Centennial Conference girls basketball team. Personal: Parents are Tom and Julie Seng ... Older brother, Tyson, plays baseball for OU ... Home course is Oakwood Country Club ... Major is undecided.

A QUICK NINE... Favorite class at OU ..................................................................................... Personal Health Favorite course you’ve played ................................................................................ Oakwood Non-golf talent you would like to have ...........................................................ability to sing Dream foursome ............................................... me, my dad, Tim Mendenhall, Tiger Woods I can’t live without ................................................................................. God and my family Favorite movie..........................................................................How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Nickname ..............................................................................................................“Lil Seng” Person I would switch places with for a day .................................................. Whitney Hand Most people don’t know that ............................I’m left-handed but play golf right-handed

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At the Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.

At the UT Golf Course in Austin, Texas

On the beach in Hawaii for the Kent Youel Invitational

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2008-09 Review Ellen Mueller Mueller Ellen

SSara ara Hemingway Hemingway Kendall Kendall Dye Dye

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2008-09 Recap The 2008-09 University of Oklahoma women’s golf team, led by senior Kendall Dye, recorded four top-five finishes in its 10 regular season tournaments. It was a year marked by moments of success for every player on the team. The Sooners got off to a somewhat rocky start at the first tournament of the season, the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. An 11th-place finish wasn’t the outcome the team hoped for, and the Sooners knew they were capable of more in the fall’s final three events. Heavy preparation resulted in a better outcome at the next tournament as the Sooners fired a 909 (+45) at the Windy City Collegiate Championships in Skokie, Ill., to finish in fifth place out of 13 teams. Less than a week later, OU was back in action in quest of a top-three finish. The Sooners traveled to Las Cruces, N.M., for the “Price’s ‘Give ‘Em Five” Invitational, where they recorded a season-low 54-hole team score of 903 (+39). All five Sooners finished within the top 50, giving them third place out of 17 teams. The team then closed the fall with a 12th-place finish at the Kent Youel Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii. In February, the Sooners traveled outside the country for the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, where they finished 11th. Less than a week later, OU competed at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla., against a highly competitive 15-team field that included 11 top-50 teams. OU recorded a 918 (+54) for ninth place. On March 20-22, the Sooners prepared to face another tough field at the 17-team Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, in Austin, Texas. The team fired a three-round 922 (+58) for 10th place. Though not one of the year’s better finishes by the Sooners, OU did manage to beat five higher-ranked teams. Near the end of March, the Sooners inked their third-best score of the season at the MountainView Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., with a 911 (+47) to finish in 17th place. The Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, played on the Sooners’ home turf at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, allowed the team one last opportunity to gain momentum before the conference championship. Strong winds and chilly temperatures didn’t seem to affect the Sooners on their home course as they led the tournament after two rounds. Baylor stole the lead on the final 18, though, and registered a three-shot victory over the home team. Almost tasting victory, the Sooners were hungry entering the Big 12 Championship. OU encountered windy conditions at the conference championship at the par-73 Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas. With hopes of earning an NCAA Regional bid, the Sooners notched an impressive third-place finish and beat four higher-ranked squads. Unfortunately, the strong performance at the Big 12 Championship was not enough to continue the Sooners’ season, as they did not receive an invitation

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to NCAA regional action. However, the 2008-09 campaign left much to reflect upon. For senior Kendall Dye, the road didn’t end in Lubbock. With a 12th-place finish at regionals advanced to compete individually at the NCAA Championships, where she finished in 52nd place after jumping 56 spots over the course of the final three rounds. The performance capped a stellar season of 11 top-25 finishes for Dye, including tournament wins at the Susie Maxwell and Big 12 Championship. Dye was crowned Big 12 Golfer of the Month in April and finished her career as one of OU’s best all-time golfers. She posted a 76.34 four-year stroke average, second best on the school’s all-time list. Fellow senior Staci Smoot competed in a total of seven tournaments during the 2008-09 season. Smoot fired a season-low 73 in the first round of the Central District Invitational, where she finished tied for 29th with a 230, her best score of the year. The Rochester, Minn., native also tied for 23rd place at the Big 12 Championship, her best finish of the season. Ellen Mueller turned in a solid sophomore season for the Sooners with five top-25 finishes, two of them within the top five. The Evansville, Ind., native took third place at the Windy City Collegiate, firing a career-best 71 (-1) in the first round en route to a career-best three-round score of 220. Mueller also tied her career-best finish at the Susie Maxwell, taking second behind Dye. Sophomore transfer Sara Hemingway made the Sooner lineup in six of the OU’s 10 tournaments. Hemingway, from Kingwood, Texas, set her career low of 74 in the first and third rounds of the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational. She also turned in her career-best three-round score of 228 for 22nd place. At the Susie Maxwell, she finished in a career-best 11th place. Brooke Collins assembled a solid freshman campaign and competed in six tournaments. She turned in her best performance in her collegiate debut at the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate, shooting a season-low round of 71 on the second 18 and tied for 24th place with a 228 (+12). Kelly Short, another freshman, took the spotlight in October at the Price’s “Give ’Em Five” Intercollegiate. She tied for eighth place after shooting 75s across the board and finished at +9. Juniors Chelsey Collins, Ryanne Elmer and Andrea Sellmeyer all took turns filling in the fourth and fifth spots of the lineup for the 2008-09 season. Collins competed in four tournaments, turning in a season-best 61st-place finish at the Susie Maxwell. Sellmeyer also participated in four tournaments, placing a season-best 47th at the Central District Invitational. Elmer joined the lineup for the last three regular season tournaments and placed a season-best 74th at both the Betsy Rawls Invitational and the Susie Maxwell.


Team and Individual Results FALL 2008 9/22-24 10/6-7 10/13-15 10/28-29

Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Windy City Collegiate Championships (Skokie, Ill.) NMSU Prices “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) Kent Youel Invitational (Oahu, Hawaii)

1st 306 301 299 303

2nd 315 301 299 306

3rd 301 307 305 315

Total 922 909 903 924

Place 11th 5th 3rd 12th

Teams 13 13 17 15

Par 72 72 72 72

Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico) Central District Invitational (Parrish, Fla.) Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (Austin, Texas) Mountainview Collegiate (Tucson, Ariz.) Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (Norman, Okla.) Big 12 Championship (Lubbock, Texas)

1st 317 309 302 305 315 315

2nd 309 298 309 299 314 306

3rd 309 311 311 307 315 317

Total 935 918 922 911 944 938

Place 11th 9th 10th 17th 2nd 3rd

Teams 16 15 17 19 15 12

Par 72 72 72 72 72 73

SPRING 2009 2/8-10 2/16-17 3/20-22 3/28-29 4/5-6 4/24-26

2008-09 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS FALL ‘08/SPRING ‘09 Brooke Collins Chelsey Collins Kendall Dye Ryanne Elmer Sara Hemingway Ellen Mueller Andrea Sellmeyer Kelly Short Staci Smoot

RON MOORE (T24) 81-71-76=228 DNP (T19) 72-80-74=226 DNP (T57) 78-84-78=240 (T29) 76-75-80=231 (T52) 80-84-74=238 (T32) 81-76-75=232 DNP

SPRING 2009 CENTRAL DISTRICT B. Collins DNP C. Collins DNP K. Dye (T15) 80-72-73=225 R. Elmer DNP S. Hemingway DNP E. Mueller (T36)72-77-82=231 A. Sellmeyer (T47)84-75-76=235 K. Short (T58)86-76-80=242 S. Smoot (T29)73-75-82=230

WINDY CITY (T40) 80-79-76=235 (64) 83-86-82=251 (T9) 75-75-74=224 DNP (T23) 75-75-80=230 (3) 71-72-77=220 DNP DNP DNP

BESTY RAWLS DNP DNP (T10)71-78-71=220 (74) 79-81-82=242 DNP (T14)74-70-78=222 DNP (T62)78-80-80=238 (89)80-88-85=253

PRICE’S “GIVE ‘EM FIVE” (T29) 74-77-78=229 DNP (T22) 78-71-79=228 DNP (T22) 74-80-74=228 (T31) 76-76-78=230 DNP (T8) 75-75-75=225 (T41) 82-78-74=234

MOUNTAINVIEW DNP (T94) 88-76-82=246 (T15) 76-71-73=220 (87) 82-79-79=240 DNP (T38) 75-75-77=227 DNP (T60) 77-76-78=231 (T76) 77-77-81=235

SUSIE MAXWELL (T24)78-82-81=241 (T61)81-86-87=254 (1)77-75-73=225 (T74)90-84-86=260 (T11)80-78-79=237 (2) 76-75-78=229 (T80)88-85-89=262 (T17)81-80-78=239 (T38)87-80-80=247

BIG 12 CHAMP. DNP DNP (T1) 76-73-76=225 DNP (60) 87-84-92=263 (T31) 80-77-82=239 DNP (T23) 82-80-75=237 (T23) 77-76-84=237

2008-09 INDIVIDUAL TOTALS Golfer

Rounds

Low

Strokes

Average

Brooke Collins............................................18 ...........................71 ...........................1,419 ......................... 78.83 Chelsey Collins ..........................................12 ...........................76 ...........................1,000 ......................... 83.33 Kendall Dye ..............................................37 ...........................71 ...........................2,774 ......................... 74.97 Ryanne Elmer .............................................9 ............................79 ............................ 742 ........................... 82.44 Sara Hemingway .......................................17 ...........................74 ...........................1,369 ......................... 80.53 Ellen Mueller .............................................30 ...........................70 ...........................2,287 ......................... 76.23 Andrea Sellmeyer .....................................12 ...........................74 ............................ 981 ........................... 81.75 Kelly Short ................................................24 ...........................75 ...........................1,877 ......................... 78.21 Staci Smoot ...............................................21 ...........................74 ...........................1,672 ......................... 79.62

CAREER TOTALS Golfer

Rounds

Low

Strokes

KENT YOUEL (71) 77-80-83=240 DNP (T21) 74-75-74=223 DNP (WD) 87-WD-84 (T36) 76-74-78=228 DNP (T50) 76-77-80=233 DNP

Average

Brooke Collins............................................18 ...........................71 ...........................1,419 ......................... 78.83 Chelsey Collins ..........................................44 ...........................68 ...........................3,511 ......................... 79.80 Kendall Dye .............................................128 ..........................68 ...........................9,772 ......................... 76.34 Ryanne Elmer ............................................35 ...........................72 ...........................2,855 ......................... 81.57 Sara Hemingway .......................................17 ...........................74 ...........................1,369 ......................... 80.53 Ellen Mueller .............................................61 ...........................70 ...........................4,671 ......................... 76.57 Andrea Sellmeyer ......................................33 ...........................69 ...........................2,624 ......................... 79.52 Kelly Short ................................................24 ...........................75 ...........................1,877 ......................... 78.21 Staci Smoot ...............................................68 ...........................71 ...........................5,442 ......................... 80.03

LADY PUERTO RICO (T79) 78-84-84=246 (85) 85-88-76=249 (T16) 72-76-80=228 DNP DNP (T24) 83-74-73=230 (T79) 83-82-81=246 DNP (T39) 79-77-80=236

NCAA REGIONAL DNP DNP (T12) 76-76-74=226 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS DNP DNP (T52)82-73-76-75=306 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

OKLAHOMA RECORDS Team 18 Holes: 287 (2008 MountainView Collegiate and 1994 Chris Johnson Invitational) 54 Holes: 874 (2000 UALR Invitational)

Individual 18 Holes: 66, Kim O’Connor (1994 Lady Paladin Invitational) 54 Holes: 211, Kendall Dye (2007 Mountain View Collegiate) and Lisa Meldrum (2002 Dick McGee Invitational and 2002 Susie Maxwell Berning) Season Stroke Avg.: 74.94, Lisa Meldrum (2003-04)

Career Stroke Average 1. Lisa Meldrum (75.14) (2001-2004) 2. Kendall Dye (76.34) (2006-2009) 3. Allison Johnson (76.92) (2000-2003) 4. Kelly Jacques (76.93) (2005-2008) 5. Kim O’Connor (77.22) (1992-1995) 6. Wendy Martin (77.44) (1999-2002)

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2008-09 Tournament Standings RON MOORE WOMEN’S INTERCOLLEGIATE Highlands Ranch Golf Course Highlands Ranch, Colo. 6,605 yards, par 72 Sept. 22-24, 2008

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Denver ..................................287-286-280=853 2. TCU .......................................305-289-286=880 3. San Jose State .......................293-298-297=888 4. UC Irvine ...............................304-292-298=894 5. Arkansas-Little Rock .............314-296-298=908 6. Kentucky ...............................302-301-310=913 T7. UC Davis ................................310-301-305=916 T7. Baylor ...................................311-301-304=916 9. Iowa State.............................317-300-301=918 10. UNC Wilmington ...................314-305-300=919 11. Oklahoma.....................306-315-301=922 12. Wyoming ..............................302-318-305=925 13. Northern Colorado ................322-317-324=963 OU IINDIVIDUAL RESULTS T19. Kendall Dye.................................72-80-74=226 T24. Brooke Collins (Individual) ..........81-71-76=228 T29. Ellen Mueller...............................76-75-80=231 32. Kelly Short ..................................81-76-75=232 T52. Andrea Sellmeyer .......................80-84-74=238 T57. Sara Hemingway.........................78-84-78=240 INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Stephanie Sherlock, Denver .................67-71-68=206

WINDY CITY COLLEGIATE Evanston Golf Club Skokie, Ill. 6,350 yards, par 72 Oct. 6-7, 2008

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Purdue ................................ 301-290-300=891 2. TCU ..................................... 306-297-297=900 3. Michigan............................. 390-299-303=902 4. Arizona ............................... 297-306-301=904 5. Oklahoma................... 301-301-307=909 T6. Texas ................................... 308-303-306=917 T6. East Carolina ....................... 320-301-296=917 8. Iowa State........................... 303-310-306=919 9. Illinois ................................. 314-299-307=920 10. Northwestern ..................... 311-301-313=925 11. UNC Wilmington ................. 309-313-310=932 12. Texas State .......................... 312-302-303=935 13. UNLV ................................... 318-310-319=947 OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 3. Ellen Mueller............................. 71-72-77=220 T9. Kendall Dye............................... 75-75-74=242 T23. Sara Hemingway....................... 75-75-80=230 T40. Brooke Collins ........................... 80-79-76=235 64. Chelsey Collins .......................... 83-86-82=251 INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Junthima Gulyanamitta, Purdue ........ 69-69-74=212

PRICE’S “GIVE ‘EM FIVE” INTERCOLLEGIATE New Mexico State University Golf Course Las Cruces, N.M. 6,319 yards, par 72 Oct. 13-15, 2008 TEAM STANDINGS 1. UC Irvine .............................293-302-286=881 2. Baylor .................................297-304-298=899 3. Oklahoma...................299-299-305=903 4 Oral Roberts ........................303-305-298=906 5. Missouri ..............................309-303-296=908 6. UC Davis ..............................306-312-293=911 7. Colorado State ....................309-314-295=918 8. New Mexico State ...............299-312-310=921 9. Hawaii ................................312-305-313=930 10. UTEP ...................................310-311-310=931 T11. Nevada ...............................308-320-314=932 T11. Kansas State .......................307-314-311=932 T13. Cincinnati............................311-313-309=933 T13. North Texas .........................304-316-313=933 15. San Diego State ..................310-319-305=934 16. Eastern Washington ............320-316-320=956 17. Samford ..............................320-316-321=957 OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T8. Kelly Short ................................75-75-75=225 T22. Kendall Dye...............................78-71-79=228 T22. Sara Hemingway.......................74-80-74=228 T29. Brooke Collins ...........................74-77-78=229 T31. Ellen Mueller.............................76-76-76=230 T41. Staci Smoot...............................82-78-74=234 INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Jane Chin, UC Irvine ...........................70-74-67=212

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KENT YOUEL INVITATIONAL

LADY PUERTO RICO CLASSIC

Kapolei Golf Course Kapolei, Hawai’i 6,140 yards, par 72 Oct. 28-29, 2008

Coco Beach Resort Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 6,219 yards, par 72 Feb. 8-10, 2009

TEAM STANDINGS 1. San Francisco ....................... 285-286-296=867 T2. UC Irvine .............................. 296-292-290=878 T2. San Jose State ...................... 289-297-292=878 4. Oregon ................................. 291-297-291=879 5. New Mexico ......................... 291-291-299=881 6. Stanford ............................... 293-297-296=886 7. Oregon State ........................ 304-295-300=899 8. San Diego State ................... 310-291-306=907 9. UC Riverside ......................... 300-305-304=909 10. Fresno State ......................... 304-301-305=910 11. Hawai’i ................................. 305-306-305=916 12. Oklahoma.................... 303-306-315=924 13. Cal Poly ................................ 306-307-318=931 T14. Southern Illinois .................. 324-309-317=950 T14. CSU-Northridge ................... 319-307-324=950

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Purdue ...................................304-288-296=888 2. Tennessee ..............................312-300-297=909 T3. Georgia ..................................302-300-308=910 T3. N.C. State ...............................310-300-300=910 5. TCU ........................................302-301-313=916 6. Kent State ..............................308-304-309=921 7. New Mexico ...........................313-300-310=923 8. Florida State ..........................305-313-310=928 9. Northwestern ........................317-312-301=930 10. Minnesota..............................314-305-314=933 T11. Oklahoma..................... 317-309-309=935 T11. Michigan................................314-310-311=935 13. Iowa State..............................314-312-310=936 14. Indiana ..................................318-311-308=937 15. Texas Tech ..............................315-312-315=942 16. Wisconsin ..............................329-309-310=948

OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T21. Kendall Dye................................ 74-75-74=223 T36. Ellen Mueller.............................. 76-74-78=228 T50. Kelly Short ................................. 76-77-80=233 71. Brooke Collins ............................ 77-80-83=240 WD Sara Hemingway................................87-WD-84 INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Jane Chin, UC Irvine ............................ 68-66-69=203

OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T16. Kendall Dye..................................72-76-80=228 T24. Ellen Mueller................................83-74-73=230 T39. Staci Smoot..................................79-77-80=236 T79. Andrea Sellmeyer ........................83-82-81=246 T79. Brooke Collins (Individual) ...........78-84-84=246 85. Chelsey Collins .............................85-88-76=249

CENTRAL DISTRICT INVITATIONAL River Wilderness Golf Club Parrish, Fla. 6,099 yards, par 72 Feb. 16-17, 2009 TEAM STANDINGS 1. Auburn...................................284-295-303=882 2. LSU ........................................292-297-296=885 3. Purdue ...................................305-286-297=888 4. Duke ......................................294-298-303=895 5. Michigan State.......................304-297-302=903 6. Ohio State ..............................304-301-302=907 7. TCU ........................................310-292-307=909 8. Kent State ..............................313-293-310=916 9. Oklahoma..................... 309-298-311=918 10. Texas ......................................315-304-306=925 11. South Carolina .......................309-319-308=936 12. Iowa State..............................315-302-326=943 T13. Kansas ...................................319-306-321=946 T13. Missouri .................................318-308-320=946 15. Michigan..................................32-306-321=949 OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T15. Kendall Dye..................................80-72-73=225 T29. Staci Smoot..................................73-75-82=230 T36. Ellen Mueller................................72-77-82=231 T47. Andrea Sellmeyer ........................84-75-76=235 T58. Kelly Short ...................................86-76-80=242 INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Megan McChrystal, LSU.........................71-74-68=213

INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Maria Hernandez, Purdue............75-71-73=219 (+3) Laura Nochta, Indiana .................72-74-73=219 (+3)

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BETSY RAWLS LONGHORN INVITATIONAL University of Texas Golf Club Austin, Texas 6,324 yards, par 72 March 20-22, 2009 TEAM STANDINGS 1. Purdue ...................................291-287-294=872 2. Arizona State .........................287-291-300=878 3. Arkansas ................................288-294-298=880 4. New Mexico ...........................292-298-301=891 5. Duke ......................................299-302-296=897 6. Notre Dame ...........................296-308-311=915 T7. Furman ..................................302-310-306=918 T7. Texas A&M .............................311-301-306=918 9. Texas ......................................307-308-304=919 T10. Oklahoma..................... 302-309-311=922 T10. Vanderbilt ..............................291-312-319=922 T12. South Carolina .......................310-311-308=929 T12. Tulsa ......................................308-309-312=929 14. UT Chattanooga .....................304-311-315=930 15. Arizona ..................................306-317-309=932 16. Florida State ..........................317-313-393=933 17. UCF ........................................303-327-320=950 OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T10. Kendall Dye..................................71-78-71=220 T14. Ellen Mueller................................74-70-78=222 T62. Kelly Short ...................................78-80-80=238 74. Ryanne Elmer...............................79-81-82=242 89. Staci Smoot..................................80-88-85=253 INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Maria Hernandez, Purdue......................70-69-71=210

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MOUNTAINVIEW COLLEGIATE

SUSIE MAXWELL BERNING CLASSIC

MountainView Golf Course Tucson, Ariz. 6,263 yards, par 72 March 29-30, 2009

Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club Norman, Okla. 6,013 yards, par 72 April 5-6, 2009

TEAM STANDINGS 1. San Jose State ...................... 284-287-295=866 2. UNLV .................................... 291-287-297=875 3. Louisville.............................. 292-295-292=879 4. Indiana ................................ 297-298-298=884 5. Missouri ............................... 301-295-298=885 6. Northwestern ...................... 297-301-292=890 7. Colorado State ..................... 297-294-305=896 8. Michigan.............................. 302-299-297=898 9. Nebraska.............................. 290-302-309=901 10. Iowa State............................ 309-298-297=903 T11. Oregon State ........................ 298-310-297=905 T11. Colorado .............................. 297-301-307=905 13. Fresno State ......................... 303-303-302=908 T14. Washington State ................ 307-313-289=909 T14. Texas Tech ............................ 311-299-299=909 17. Oklahoma.................... 305-299-307=911 18. Arizona ...............................307-307=312=926 19. Boise State ........................... 308-317-317=942

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Baylor ....................................325-310-306=941 2. Oklahoma..................... 315-314-315=944 3. Oral Roberts ...........................317-316-316=949 4. Kansas ...................................327-314-317=958 5. UALR ......................................318-316-325=959 6. UTEP ......................................314-322-332=968 7. Redlands CC ...........................331-322-318=971 8. Texas A&M Corpus Christi .......334-327-313=974 9. Kansas State ..........................337-316-324=977 10. Oklahoma City Univ................331-327-321=979 11. SMU .......................................344-322-318=984 12. Wichita State .........................341-324-327=992 13. North Texas ..........................340-334-329=1003 14. Bucknell ...............................347-344-326=1017 15. Creighton .............................353-342-341=1036

OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T15. Kendall Dye................................ 76-71-73=220 T38. Ellen Mueller.............................. 75-75-77=227 T60. Kelly Short ................................. 77-76-78=231 T76. Staci Smoot................................ 77-77-81=235 87. Ryanne Elmer............................. 82-79-79=240 T94. Chelsey Collins ........................... 88-76-82=246

OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1. Kendall Dye..................................77-75-73=225 2. Ellen Mueller................................76-75-78=229 T11. Sara Hemingway..........................80-78-79=237 T17. Kelly Short ...................................81-80-78=239 T24. Brooke Collins ..............................78-82-81=241 T38. Staci Smoot..................................87-80-80=247 T61. Chelsey Collins .............................81-86-87=254 T74. Ryanne Elmer...............................90-84-86=260 T80. Andrea Sellmeyer ........................88-85-89=262

INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Erica Moston, San Jose State ............... 72-68-69=209

INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS Kendall Dye, Oklahoma ............... 77-75-73=225


BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP Rawls Golf Course Lubbock, Texas 6,564 yards, par 73 April 24-26, 2009

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Oklahoma State .......................295-302-312-909 2. Texas A&M .............................304-299-319=922 3. Oklahoma .................... 315-306-317=938 4. Kansas State ..........................311-311-322=944 5. Kansas ...................................312-310-323=945 6. Texas ......................................321-308-317=946 7. Baylor ....................................322-313-315=950 T8. Colorado ................................317-305-330=952 T8. Iowa State..............................325-315-312=952 10. Nebraska................................315-314-324=953 T11. Texas Tech ..............................326-312-319=957 T11. Missouri .................................317-311-329=957 OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T1. Kendall Dye..................................76-73-76=225 T23. Kelly Short ...................................82-80-75=237 T23. Staci Smoot..................................77-76-84=237 T31. Ellen Mueller................................80-77-82=239 60. Sara Hemingway..........................87-84-92=263 INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST T1. Ashley Freeman, Texas A&M ........72-73-80=225 T1. Kendall Dye, Oklahoma ....... 76-73-76=225

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS CENTRAL REGIONAL Scarlet Course- The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 6,246 yards, par 72 May 7-9, 2009

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills, Md. 6,443 yards, par 72 May 19-22, 2009

OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T12. Kendall Dye..................................76-76-74=226

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Arizona State ............... 302-298-291-291=1182 2. UCLA ............................ 296-293-304-297=1190 3. Southern California ...... 301-295-294-301=1191 4. Oklahoma State ........... 303-297-309-290=1199 5. Denver ......................... 294-304-309-299=1206 6. Duke ............................ 308-301-302-296=1207 7. North Carolina ............. 299-301-306-304=1210 8. Virginia ........................ 305-302-301-304=1212 9. Pepperdine .................. 312-298-302-301=1213 10. Purdue ......................... 306-301-311-298=1216 11. Alabama ...................... 305-302-311-299=1217 12. LSU .............................. 302-304-309-304=1219 T13. Michigan State............. 307-303-315-300=1125 T13. Wake Forest ................. 303-300-318-304=1225 15. Georgia ........................ 316-307-301-310=1234 16. Arizona ........................ 310-305-314-306=1235 17. Tennessee .................... 307-313-306-311=1237 18. TCU .............................. 314-316-301-307=1238 19. New Mexico ................. 311-314-307-310=1242 20. Tulane .......................... 312-305-317-312=1246 21. UT Chattanooga ........... 316-307-305-320=1248 22. UC Irvine ...................... 320-316-312-301=1249 23. Texas ............................ 314-311-313-314=1252 24. Ohio State .................... 323-311-314-310=1258

INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS Maria Jose Uribe, UCLA..........................69-70-73=212

OU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T52. Kendall Dye, Oklahoma .......... 82-73-76-75=306

TEAM STANDINGS 1. UCLA ......................................284-290-303=877 2. Purdue ...................................295-289-312=896 3. Wake Forest ...........................298-295-306=899 4. Oklahoma State .....................297-292-312=901 5. Michigan State.......................295-300-310=905 6. New Mexico ..........................301-296-315=912 7. Ohio State ..............................306-293-318=917 8. UT Chattanooga .....................303-299-320=922 9. Georgia State .........................303-305-318=926 10. Washington ...........................308-300-319=927 11. Louisville................................308-307-317=932 12. Kent State ..............................305-304-325=934 13. Kentucky ................................308-307-317=932 14. Stanford .................................310-304-332=946 15. North Carolina State...............312-307-335=954 16. Notre Dame .........................3156-305-338=959 17. Michigan................................312-321-327=960 18. Illinois State ...........................311-313-339=963 19. Harvard ..................................318-323-338=979 20. Murray State ..........................322-327-341=990 21. Farleigh Dickinson..................328-321-346=995

INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST Maria Hernandez, Purdue................ 74-72-72-71=289

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Summer Recap The 2009 CWGA Match Play trophy went to Chelsey Collins

Taylor Schmidt with the Champion of Champions trophy she won in May

Summer Sweet

Several members of the University of Oklahoma women’s golf team had a busy and successful 2009 summer, competing in local, regional and national tournaments.

On May 25 in Brighton, Ontario, freshman Taylor Schmidt kicked off her summer with a win at the Golf Association of Ontario’s Women’s Golf Champion of Champions, a competition of all Ontario public club champions. Schmidt fired a 3-over 74 en route to the victory, and marked her first Ontario Provincial Championship. Sophomore Brooke Collins (Louisville, Colo.) competed in the Colorado Women’s Open at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, Colo., May 27-29. Collins carded a three-round 219 (+3), including a 4-under-par 68 in the final round, to tie for seventh place. She finished five strokes behind former Sooner Kendall Dye, who took second place. After winning the individual Oklahoma Class 6A state title in May, freshman Aly Seng (Enid, Okla.) won the consolation championship at the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association (WOGA) Match Play Championship, 4 and 3, over Bartlesville’s Jennifer Hoyt at the Shawnee Country Club June 17. Schmidt (Ontario, Canada), and junior Ellen Mueller (Evansville, Ind.) qualified for the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship that was held in Devens, Mass., June 20-25. Mueller punched her qualifying ticket after advancing to the round of 32 at last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Schmidt shot a 36-hole 157 (+13) during stroke play but missed the cut to advance to match play. Mueller advanced to match play but was defeated in the round of 32, 3 and 2, by Massachusetts native Brittany Altomare.

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“(Altomare) had a huge crowd following her,” Mueller said following the match. “I was able to one-up her early, but toward the end she made a birdie with the crowd backing her. She started to make birdies and gain momentum. (Weather and course) conditions weren’t ideal, but it was still a good experience.” Senior Chelsey Collins (Louisville, Colo.) made a comeback from what seemed to be a period of struggle in her golfing career by winning the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship in Denver on June 25. Collins defeated 2008 CWGA Stroke Play champion Ashley Tait, 4 and 3, in the title match. On July 20-21, Mueller took home medalist honors at the WOGA Stroke Play Championship in Stillwater, Okla., after firing a two-round 144 (+4). Seng finished in second, three strokes behind Mueller. “I played pretty solid and, if I couldn’t win, I was happy for Ellen that she did,” Seng said. “I came up a little short, but I thought I played solid both days.” Mueller made her return to the U.S. Women’s Amateur, held Aug. 3-9 at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo. Carding a two-round 155 (+13) in stroke play, Mueller came within four strokes of advancing to the match play portion of the tournament. On August 4-9, Schmidt competed at the 2009 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship at the Hampton Golf Club in Hampton, New Brunswick. Schmidt led the tournament field of 106 competitors after firing an opening-round 2-under-par 71 and finished the four-round event in 15th place.

Chelsey Collins’ father, Larry, served as her caddy at the CWGA Match Play Championship.

Ellen Mueller (left) and Aly Seng pose next to the WOGA Stroke Play trophy after taking first and second place, respectively.

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Spending downtime on the beach in Puerto Rico during the Lady Puerto Rico Classic

At a team dinner in Austin for the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational

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At dinner in Norman following a second-place finish at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic


History

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All-Time Coaches KAREN DOWD 1975

JOAN BLUMENTHAL

DOUG BRECHT

1975-82

1982-85

Served as Oklahoma’s first women’s golf head coach ... Coached during the spring of 1975 ... Led the team to a seventh-place finish at the Texas Woman’s University Invitational, the squad’s first tournament.

Took over for Karen Dowd in the fall of 1975 ... Led the Sooners to their first tournament victory at the Big Red Invitational in the spring of 1976 ... Won nine events during her tenure, including two Big Eight Conference titles in 1978 and 1981 ... Seven of her players were individual tournament medalists ... Competed in three AIAW Nationals (best showing came in 1978 when the team tied for 20th) ... Coached two Big Eight medalists (Lindsey Wetzel in 1976 and Dorea Mitchell in 1981) as well as former OU head coach Carol Ludvigson ... Has an award named after her that is presented annually to the team’s most valuable player.

Tenure spanned three seasons ... Played golf at OU under coach Ray Thurmond in 1969, 1970 and 1972 ... Won the Western Chapter South Central Section Oklahoma PGA Championship in 1976 ... Only tournament victory as a coach came in 1985 at the Big Red Invitational ... Best finish at the Big Eight Championship was second in 1983 ... One of his golfers, Lee Ann Hammack, earned medalist honors at the Rayburn Country Classic in 1983.

Events : 4 Titles won: 0 Conference Titles: 0

Events: 91 Titles won: 9 Conference Titles: 2

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Events: 27 Titles won: 1 Conference Titles: 0

CAROL LUDVIGSON 1985-2009

Longest tenure of any coach in OU women’s athletics history ... Four-year OU letterwinner and member of the 1981 Big Eight Championship team ... Won conference titles in 1990 and 2000 as a coach ... Coached OU to its first NCAA Tournament in 1993 and made four more appearances in 1994, 1995, 2000 and 2002 ... Named Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2001 ... Coached 2001 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Lisa Meldrum ... Won 31 tournament titles during her career as a coach ... Now works in the Student Life office for the OU Athletics Department.

Events: 264 Titles won: 29 Conference Titles: 2


Sooners in the Pros Audra Burks

Lisa Meldrum

Kelly Jacques

Kendall Dye

Former Sooner Lisa Meldrum won her first Duramed FUTURES Tour tournament, the iMPACT Classic, in Richmond, Va., in August 2009.

OU Career: 1987-89 Career Earnings: $525,384 Turned Pro: 1990 Joined the LPGA Tour: 2000

OU Career: 1987-89 Career Earnings: g $50,536 Joined Duramed amed FUTURES Tour: 2004

OU Career: 2005-2008 Joined the Duramed FUTURES Tour: 2009

Isabelle (Blais) Beisiegel

OU Career: 2006-2009 Joined the Duramed FUTURES Tour: 2009

Beisiegel, Burks, Dye, and Meldrum made the cut at the second LPGA qualifying sectional this October at Plantation Golf and Country Club (Venice, Fla.). The pair advances to the final qualifier to join the LPGA Tour in December.

OU Career: 1996-98, 2000 Career Earnings: $127,239 Turned Pro: 2001 Joined the LPGA Tour: 2004-2007 (retired in 2007)

FORMER FOR FO RMER PROS RMER RM PR PROS ROS rALLISON (JOHNSON) REID (OU: 2000-03)

Turned Pro: 2003 Joined the FUTURES Tour: 2004 rJENNIFER TANNEHILL (OU: 1999-2002)

Turned Pro: 2002 Joined the FUTURES Tour: 2003

rAUDREY BENDICK (OU: 1985-89)

Turned Pro: 1990 Joined the FUTURES Tour: 1990-94 rWENDY MARTIN (OU: 1999-2002)

Turned Pro: 2002 Joined the FUTURES Tour: 2003

rMICHELE VINIERATOS (OU: 1987-1988)

Turned Pro: 1991 Joined the FUTURES Tour: 1997-2003 rMARGARET WARD (OU: 1976-80)

Turned Pro: 1980 Joined the FUTURES Tour: 1986-92

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1975-76

Tournament Iowa State Invitational Missouri Invitational Houston Baptist Invitational Midland Invitational Lady Cardinal Invitational Texas Invitational OU-Kansas Dual Sooner Invitational OU-OSU Dual Kentucky Invitational Big Eight Championship AIAW Nationals

Finish 9 (738) 11 (781) 9 (702) 3 (717) 4 (528) 6 (522) N/A 1 (758) N/A 12 (735) 3 (707) DNQ

Top OU Individual Kay Pryor (16/174) Kay Pryor (179)* Kay Pryor (15/163) Debbie O’Toole (4/155) Debbie O’Toole (159)* Debbie O’Toole (121)* Lindsey Wetzel (N/A, 84) Lindsey Wetzel (2/177) Debbie O’Toole (N/A/90) Debbie O’Toole (171)* Lindsey Wetzel (1/164) Debbie O’Toole (170)*

Date 9/15-17 9/20-21 10/6-8 10/17 10/24-26 3/12-14 3/28-29 4/9 4/14-15 4/22-23 6/15-18

Tournament Tulsa Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Tucker Invitational OU-Kansas Dual Houston Baptist Invitational Betsy Rawls Invitational Texas A&M Invitational OU-OSU Dual Sooner Invitational Big Eight Championship AIAW Nationals

Finish 6 (694) 6 (657) 12 (1090) N/A WD (433) (1045)* 5 (1030) N/A 4 (1034) 3 (700) DNQ

Top OU Individual Margaret Ward (161)* Lindsey Wetzel (159)* Margaret Ward (261)* Debbie O’Toole (N/A, 84) Debbie O’Toole (WD, 82) Margaret Ward (245)* Margaret Ward (242)* Lindsey Wetzel (N/A, 82) Debbie O’Toole (9/246) Margaret Ward (7/170) Debbie O’Toole (343)*

Date 9/19-21 10/10-14 10/24-25 2/26-28 3/17-19 3/30-4/1 4/3-5 4/13-15 4/28-29 6/12-17

Tournament Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Tucker Invitational Houston Baptist Invitational Texas A&M Invitational Betsy Rawls Invitational Lady Paladin Invitational University of Miami Invitational Sooner Invitational Big Eight Championship AIAW Nationals

Finish 10 (978) 17 (1058) 8 (971) 9 (1074) 13 (998) 11 (983) 3 (960) 4 (1000) 1 (653) T20 (972)

Top OU Individual Dorea Mitchell (238)* Debbie O’Toole (258)* Dawn Barlow (T15, 235) Dawn Barlow (265)* Dawn Barlow (243)* Dorea Mitchell (237)* Dawn Barlow (7/238) Dawn Barlow (9/245) Dorea Mitchell (3/159) Dawn Barlow (T33/310)

1977-78

Date 9/26-27 10/17-18 10/27-28 11/13-14 3/1-2 3/12-13 3/17 3/29-30 4/9 4/16-17 4/23-24 6/16-19

1976-77

All-Time Results Italicized text denotes a tournament champion Bold denotes a top-three finish * denotes incomplete tournament information

1978-79

BIG EIGHT CHAMPIONS Date 9/11-13 9/21-23 10/25-27 11/5-7 2/25-27 3/12 3/14 3/16-18 3/29-31 4/8-10 4/16-18 4/23-24 6/10-16

Tournament Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Iowa State Invitational Nancy Lopez Invitational Stephen F. Austin Invitational Texas A&M Invitational OU-Texas A&M-Lamar-HBU OU-Texas-Lamar Triangle Betsy Rawls Invitational Lady Paladin Invitational Lady Cardinal Invitational Sooner Invitational Big Eight Championship AIAW Nationals

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Finish 4 (940) 1 (626) 11 (993) 3 (975) 8 (1006) 4 (341) 3 (344) 16 (1009) 9 (964) 4 (954) 1 (975) 2 (968) T21 (968)

Top OU Individual Stephanie Mischke (5/229) Kris Monaghan (1/153) Stephanie Mischke (243)* Kris Monaghan (2/230) Kris Monaghan (242)* Dorea Mitchell (T7/83) Stephanie Mischke (N/A,82) Dorea Mitchell, Stephanie Mischke (N/A, 245) Kris Monaghan, Dorea Mitchell (N/A, 239) Dorea Mitchell (T10/236) Stephanie Mischke (1/240) Kris Monaghan, Dorea Mitchell (T6/243) Kris Monaghan (T21/310)


Tournament Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Iowa State Invitational Spartan Womens’s Invitational Nancy Lopez Invitational Lady Gator Invitational Houston Baptist Invitational Texas A&M Invitational Tiger-Tide Invitational OU-LSU-Alabama Triangle Betsy Rawls Invitational Rayburn Classic OU-TCU-SMU-NTSU Quad. Sooner Invitational Big Eight Championship Lady Buckeye Invitational AIAW Championship

Finish 12 (965) A-5 (649); B-9 (683) 4 (645) 15 (1007) 13 (947) 7 (946) 6 (976) 5 (984) 1 (310) 18 (978) 1 (966) 3 (344) A-2 (927); B-7 (982) 1 (922) 8 (976) DNQ

Date 9/14-16 9/24-26 10/22-24 10/30-31 11/12-14 12/4-6 3/12-14 3/29-31 4/4-6 4/17-19 4/26-28 5/26-29 6/16-19

Tournament Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Iowa State Invitational Nancy Lopez Invitational Lady Gator Invitational Torneo Universitario de Golf Bluebonnet Bowl Classic Betsy Rawls Invitational Sooner Invitational Lamar Invitational Cowgirl Invitational Big Eight Championship NCAA Championships AIAW Nationals

Date 9/13-15 10/7-9 10/20-22 11/11-13 1/29-2/1 2/11-13 3/4-6 3/11-13 3/17-19 4/25-27

Tournament Susie Maxwell Berning Classic McGuire Invitational Nancy Lopez Invitational Torneo Universitario de Golf Lady Cardinal Invitational Lady Gator Invitational Fairwood Invitational Betsy Rawls Invitational Rayburn Country Classic Big Eight Championship

Finish 6 (926) 13 (989) 14 (995) 10 (939) 8 (812) 17 (685) 7 (634) T15 (947) 2 (947) 2 (962)

Top OU Individual Allison Gorgichuk (T30/236) Dorea Mitchell (2/152) Carol Ludvigson (13/162) Dorea Mitchell (T21/236) Dorea Mitchell (233)* Dorea Mitchell (9/229) Dorea Mitchell (7/233) Dorea Mitchell (2/235) Dorea Mitchell (1/71) Dorea Mitchell (236)* Dorea Mitchell (2/232) Dorea Mitchell (T6/82) Dorea Mitchell (3/224) Dorea Mitchell (1/227) Susan Marchese (T19/240) Dorea Mitchell (T50/314)

Top OU Individual Susan Small (T40/235) Susan Marchese (T4/234) Carol Ludvigson (T32/241) Carol Ludvigson (T23/229) Kammy Maxfeldt, Carol Ludvigson (T28/233) Carol Ludvigson (6/243) Lisa Wright (T28/234) Kammy Maxfeldt (2/231) Cathy Hicks (T19/239) Kammy Maxfeldt (T18/243) Cathy Hicks (8/241) Kammy Maxfeldt (323)* Kammy Maxfeldt (45/312)

Top OU Individual Kammy Maxfeldt (T12/228) Lisa Wright (T34/233) Martha DeBolt (T42/247) Kammy Maxfeldt (T14/227) Lee Ann Hammack, Kammy Maxfeldt (T36/203) Lee Ann Hammack (T60/167) Kammy Maxfeldt (T12/154) Lisa Wright (T34/233) Lee Ann Hammack (1/230) Kammy Maxfeldt (5/239)

1982-83

Date 9/15-17 9/26-27 10/4-5 10/22-24 11/14-16 2/5-6 3/1-3 3/6-8 3/9 3/13-15 3/26-28 4/4 4/20-22 4/27-29 5/15-17 6/17-20

Finish A:9 (934); B:15 (962) A:1 (939); B:6 (957) 15 (998) T10 (936) A:12 (964); B:15 (973) T5 (216) 15 (958) A:2 (955); B:4 (979) 5 (951) 6 (991) 2 (980) DNQ DNQ

Top OU Individual Dorea Mitchell (T6/225) Sheri Guariglia (4/78) Kris Monaghan (14/234) Susan Marchese (171)* Susan Marchese (T5/164) Kris Monaghan (N/A/241)* Dorea Mitchell (246)* Margaret Ward (N/A, 164)* Dorea Mitchell (79)* Margaret Ward (1/75) Dorea Mitchell (233)* Dorea Mitchell (155)* Dorea Mitchell (N/A, 232) Stephanie Mischke (1/222) Stephanie Mischke (4/232) Stephanie Mischke (T27/306)

1981-82

Finish 7 (932) 3 (322) 4 (944) 5 (706) 7 (686) 9 (982) 11 (994) 7 (676) 3 (337) 3 (318) 13 (940) T19 (658) 5 (248) 1 (908) 3 (944) 21 (955)

1980-81

Tournament Susie Maxwell Berning Classic OU-SMU-TCU Triangle Florida State Invitational Sam Houston State Invitational Missouri Invitational Nancy Lopez Invitational Stanford Invitational LSU-Alabama Invitational OU-LSU-Alabama Triangle OU-Lamar-HBU Triangle Betsy Rawls Invitational Lady Paladin Invitational Lady Cardinal Invitational Sooner Invitational Big Eight Championship AIAW Golf Championships

1979-80

BIG EIGHT CHAMPIONS

Date 9/17-19 9/29 10/8-10 10/15-16 10/20-21 10/24-26 11/8-10 3/7-9 3/10 3/11 3/14-16 3/27-29 4/13-15 4/21-23 4/28-30 6/11-14

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Tournament Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Seascape Tournament Lady Cardinal Invitational Lady Tiger Invitational Betsy Rawls Invitational Big Red Invitational Big Eight Championship

Finish 9 (957) 5 (952) 10 (1002) 8 (972) 18 (1006) 6 (1022) T3 (987)

1984-85

Date 9/10-12 * 10/17-19 * 1/25-27 2/10-12 3/1-3 3/8-10 4/8-9 4/22-23

Tournament Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Alabama Seascape Tournament Nancy Lopez Invitational Cowgirl Invitational Guadalajara Invitational Lady Cardinal Classic Lou Besson Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Big Red Golf Invitational Big Eight Championship

Finish 2 (945) T10 (638) T11 (981) 8 (973) 16 (982) 10 (1010) 11 (652) 18 (1001) 1 (953) 4 (1010)

1985-86

Date 9/20-22 9/27-29 * * 1/26-28 2/28-3/2 3/14-16 4/7-8 4/27-28 4/28-29 5/28-31

Tournament Cowgirl Invitational Lady Buckeye Invitational Nancy Lopez Invitational Lady Eagle Invitational Guadalajara Invitational LSU Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Rayburn Country Classic Big Eight Championship NCAA Championship

Finish 1 (940) 4 (926) 5 (627) 3 (627) 6 (909) 3 (952) T7 (932) 1 (957) 1 (933) 2 (951) DNP

Top OU Individual Shelley Duncan (T7/232) Audrey Bendick (2/224) Lee Ann Hammack (T4/147) Lee Ann Hammack (3/151) Audrey Bendick (T12/224) Lee Ann Hammack (T9/235) Lee Ann Hammack (T6/223) Sandra Renaud (2/234) Audrey Bendick (1/231) Lee Ann Hammack (T2/231) Lee Ann Hammack (T7/296)

Date 9/4-6 9/19-21 10/2-4 10/15-17 11/16-18 * 1/25-27 2/27-3/1 3/15-17 4/6-7 4/27-28

Tournament Diet Coke/Roadrunner Invitational All-College Kickoff Dick McGuire Invitational Nancy Lopez Invitational Lady Cardinal Invitational Illini Summerfield Classic Guadalajara Invitational Patty Sheehan Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big Eight Championship

Finish 3 (918) 5 (940) 7 (923) 4 (956) 3 (931) 1 (932) 8 (942) 12 (959) 12 (963) 2 (961) 2 (945)

Top OU Individual Jane Mennie (3/221) Audrey Bendick (18/232) Jane Mennie (T3/223) Audrey Bendick (T11/236) Audrey Bendick (1/223) Audrey Bendick (1/221) Shelley Duncan (T17/228) Jane Mennie (T37/238) Audrey Bendick (T25/236) Shelley Duncan (1/231) Shelley Duncan (4/231)

1986-87

1983-84

Date 9/12-14 11/6-8 1/29-31 3/2-4 3/9-11 4/2-3 4/23-25

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Top OU Individual Lee Ann Hammack (T10/229) Susan Marchese (1/220) Lee Ann Hammack ( 235)* Susan Marchese, Lee Ann Hammack (T3/236) Susan Marchese (T14/234) Lee Ann Hammack (T7/241) Lee Ann Hammack (3/232)

Top OU Individual Audrey Bendick (T3/232) Cathy Hicks-Norman (T9/152) Jane Mennie (T12/232) Audrey Bendick (T5/230) Cathy Hicks-Norman (T53/242) Audrey Bendick (T11/240) Audrey Bendick (T18/156) Audrey Bendick (T51/240) Jane Mennie (2/229) Jane Mennie, Audrey Bendick (T8/248)


Date 9/2-3 9/9-11 9/23-25 11/14-16 11/18-20 1/20-21 3/17-19 3/24-26 4/3-4 4/7-9 4/24-25

Tournament Cyclone Golf Classic New Mexico State Tournament OU/OSU All-College Kickoff UCLA Amy Alcott Desert Classic Beacon Woods Invitational Guadalajara Intercollegiate Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic South Carolina Women’s Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Lady Mustang Round-Up Big Eight Championship

Finish 1 (633) 2 (934) 5 (931) 9 (931) 1 (903) 8 (963) 9 (939) 3 (929) 2 (952) 5 (960) 2 (946)

Top OU Individual Audra Burks (1/157) Julie Rieger (3/226) Audrey Bendick (T10/228) Audrey Bendick (T26/229) Ellen Mielke (2/224) Audra Burks (T14/236) Julie Rieger (T24/232) Audrey Bendick, Cathy Stevens (T10/231) Audra Burks (2/224) Audrey Bendick (T9/235) Cathy Stevens (2/231)

Date 9/15-17 9/22-24 * 11/20-22 1/19-20 2/12-14 3/16-18 3/23-25 4/2-3 4/9-11 4/23-24

Tournament Diet Coke/Roadrunner Classic All-College Kickoff Beacon Woods Invitational Bruin Desert Classic Guadalajara Women’s Intercollegiate Chris Johnson Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic South Carolina Women’s Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Lady Sun Devil Classic Big Eight Championship

Finish 4 (959) 5 (1001) 4 (916) 10 (976) 8 (959) 11 (943) 13 (968) 4 (931) 1 (935) 10 (936) T3 (962)

Top OU Individual Beth Brown (7/235) Cathy Stevens (T11/243) Ellen Mielke (T11/227) Ellen Mielke (T39/241) Ellen Mielke (T23/238) Beth Brown (T26/234) Cathy Stevens (T26/237) Beth Brown (T7/232) Ellen Mielke (1/229) Ellen Mielke (T17/229) Cathy Stevens (T8/237)

Date 9/14-16 9/28-30 10/15-17 11/5-7 1/18-19 2/11-13 3/4-5 3/15-17 4/1-2 4/8-10 4/29-30

Tournament OU-OSU Invitational Dick McGuire Invitational Edean Ihelanfeldt Invitational Bruin Desert Classic Guadalajara Invitational Chris Johnson Invitational Utah-Dixie Classic Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Lady Eagle Invitational Lady Sun Devil Invitational Big Eight Championship

Finish 3 (937) 4 (949) 2 (932) 6 (649) 4 (941) 8 (931) 5 (978) 13 (655) 1 (923) 7 (917) 1 (943)

Top OU Individual Ellen Mielke (2/228) Beth Brown (T3/231) Beth Brown (2/229) Beth Brown (T13/159) Ellen Mielke (T7/233) Ellen Mielke (T23/230) Marie Desbiens (T12/242) Ellen Mielke (T28/160) Alycya Rambin (1/227) Cathy Stevens (T14/226) Cathy Stevens (1/232)

1990-91

Top OU Individual Shelley Duncan (T29/230) Shelley Duncan (6/230) Shelley Duncan (4/220) Julie Rieger (238)* Jane Mennie (T3/228) Julie Rieger (T32/245) Ellen Mielke (15/995) Julie Rieger (T34/240) Audra Burks (T6/237) Julie Rieger (T8/233) Audra Burks (3/238)

1989-90

Finish 13 (931) 3 (935) T4 (916) 7 (966) 7 (954) 10 (999) 15 (995) 15 (987) 3 (963) 9 (982) 2 (992)

1988-89

Tournament Diet Coke/ Roadrunner Invitational All-College Kickoff Beacon Woods Invitational Tulsa Intercollegiate Lamar Invitational Guadalajara Invitational Patty Sheehan Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic SMU Lady Mustang Invitational Big Eight Championship

1987-88

BIG EIGHT CHAMPIONS

Date 9/11-13 9/25-27 10/9-11 10/16-18 11/8-9 1/22-23 2/26-28 3/11-13 4/4-5 4/8-10 4/25-26

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1991-92 1992-93

Date 9/11-13 9/28-30 10/12-14 11/2-4 2/22-23 3/12-14 3/23-25 4/2-4 4/12-13 4/26-27 5/13-15 5/26-30

Tournament Diet Coke/Roadrunner Invitational Dick McGuire Invitational Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Bruin Golf Classic Chris Johnson Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Rainbow Wahine Invitational Lady Sun Devil Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big Eight Championship NCAA West Regional NCAA Championship

Finish 1 (926) T7 (952) 2 (936) T7 (966) 11 (944) T8 (664) 5 (921) T11 (947) 1 (934) 3 (973) 8 (882) 13 (1240)

Top OU Individual Marie Desbiens, Alycya Rambin (T5/231) Marie Desbiens, Alycya Rambin (T23/236) Marie Desbiens (3/228) Kim O’Connor (T4/230) Sonya Perales (T37/234) Marie Desbiens (T20/164) Kim O’Connor (T2/226) Marie Desbiens (T45/237) Marie Desbiens (T4/228) Marie Desbiens (21/256) Kim O’Connor (T3/212) Kim O’Connor (T44/309)

Date 9/10-12 9/27-29 10/12-14 11/1-3 2/21-23 3/11-13 3/22-24 4/11-12 4/25-26 5/13-15 5/25-28

Tournament New Mexico State Invitational Dick McGuire Invitational Edhean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Bruin Golf Classic Chris Johnson Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Rainbow Wahine Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big Eight Championship NCAA West Regional NCAA Championship

Finish 1 (908) 4 (913) 7 (934) 2 (927) 3 (899) 4 (970) T6 (323) 4 (638) 2 (926) 7 (900) 12 (1253)

Top OU Individual Kim O’Connor (1/223) Alycya Rambin (T8/223) Kim O’Connor (T9/225) Marie Desbiens (T6/228) Kim O’Connor (4/219) Kim O’Connor (9/238) Kim O’Connor (T7/78) Kim O’Connor (1/148) Kim O’Connor (2/226) Kim O’Connor (T6/218) Carolyn Janidlo (5/296)

Date 9/13-15 9/28-30 10/23-25 11/3-5 2/8-10 2/22-25 3/12-15 3/31-4/1 4/11 4/25-27 5/13-15 5/27-30

Tournament BYU Invitational Dick McGuire Invitational Lady Paladin Invitational Golf World Invitational Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic Chris Johnson Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Rainbow Wahine Intercollegiate Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big Eight Championship NCAA West Regional NCAA Championship

1994-95

1993-94

Date 9/13-15 9/26-28 10/14-16 11/4-6 2/24-25 3/13-15 3/27-29 4/13-14 4/27-28

Tournament New Mexico State Invitational Dick McGuire Invitational Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Bruin Desert Classic Chris Johnson Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic South Carolina Women’s Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big Eight Championship

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Finish T4 (937) 12 (975) T9 (976) 6 (906) T5 (927) 15 (976) 4 (942) 1 (919) 2 (935)

Finish 2 (919) 9 (918) T4 (914) 6 (923) 8 (932) T4 (923) 2 (944) 3 (928) 1 (312) 4 (1007) 10 (912) T16 (1234)

Top OU Individual Erin Johnsrud (T3/229) Carolyn Janidlo (T31/239) Marie Desbiens (T29/244) Erin Johnsrud (T18/226) Marie Desbiens (13/229) Medley Sapp (T19/235) Marie Desbiens (8/230) Kim O’Connor (2/229) Kim O’Connor (3/227)

Top OU Individual Carolyn Janidlo (2/220) Carolyn Janidlo (3/219) Kim O’Connor (1/215) Carolyn Janidlo (5/223) Paula King (20/231) Carolyn Janidlo (10/225) Kim O’Connor (5/231) Paula King (4/228) Kim O’Connor (1/71) Carolyn Janidlo (9/247) Carolyn Janidlo (9/221) Carolyn Janidlo (14/296)


Date 9/19-21 10/7-8 10/18-20 10/28-30 2/24-25 3/14-16 4/4-6 4/14-15 4/21-23

Tournament Dick McGuire Invitational Big 12 Preview Lady Paladin Invitational Diet Coke/Roadrunner Invitational Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Ping/Arizona State Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship

Finish T15 (951) 10 (964) 15 (971) 11 (989) 9 (989) 13 (998) 11 (935) 1 (933) 8 (965)

Top OU Individual Kim McFarlin (T47/236) Isabelle Blais (T11/231) Isabelle Blais (T28/242) Isabelle Blais (T26/242) Isabelle Blais (10/237) Isabelle Blais (T27/241) Isabelle Blais (T5/222) Isabelle Blais (1/224) Katie O’Neil (T5/234)

Finish 3 (920) 11 (927) 7 (955) 9 (938) T13 (638) 10 (987) 15 (968) T12 (929) 5 (934)

Top OU Individual Isabelle Blais (T3/223) Isabelle Blais (4/221) Isabelle Blais (T11/232) Isabelle Blais (T15/227) Isabelle Blais (T2/146) Isabelle Blais (T26/239) Isabelle Blais (T20/231) Leslie Elliott (T14/224) Isabelle Blais (T7/229)

Finish 5 (971) 15 (968) 4 (929) 12 (942) 10 (953) 2 (949) 5 (958) T15 (966) 14 (961) 1 (923) 5 (920)

Top OU Individual Wendy Martin (T8/229) Leslie Elliott (T49/239) Kellie Jamison (T10/230) Wendy Martin (T17/229) Jennifer Tannehill (T38/239) Wendy Martin (T5/233) Wendy Martin (T9/232) Wendy Martin (T43/236) Jennifer Tannehill (T35/237) Wendy Martin (1/219) Wendy Martin (T2/219)

Date 9/14-16 9/25-27 10/6-7 11/2-4 2/23-25 3/13-14 3/24-26 4/3-4 4/24-26

Date 09/14-15 09/24-26 10/3-4 10/12-13 10/30-11/1 2/22-23 3/12-14 4/1-3 4/5-6 4/12-13 4/19-21

Tournament Jeannine McHaney Invitational Dick McGuire Invitational Big 12 Preview Roadrunner Invitational Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Rainbow Wahine Invitational Ping/Arizona State Invitational Big 12 Championship

Tournament Jeannine McHaney Invitational Dick McGuire Invitational Big 12 Preview Shoot-Out at the Legends Diet Coke/Roadrunner Invitational GTE “Mo” Morial Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Ping/Arizona State Invitational Utah-Dixie Classic Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship

1998-99

Top OU Individual Isabelle Blais (53/235) Isabelle Blais (T28/231) Isabelle Blais (T12/230) Paula King (T26/232) Isabelle Blais (T39/243) Paula King (T38/230) Paula King (T11/229) Paula King (T45/239) Katie O’Neil (T10/238) Isabelle Blais (T6/240)

1997-98

Finish 19 (968) 13 (949) 6 (945) 19 (967) 12 (979) 16 (931) 10 (951) 14 (980) 4 (966) T3 (974)

1996-97

Tournament Rolex Fall Preview Dick McGuire Invitational Roadrunner Invitational Lady Paladin Invitational SMU-USC-Ohio State Challenge Conquistadores Arizona Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Ping/Arizona State Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big Eight Championship

1995-96

Date 9-15-17 9-28-30 10/8-10 10/20-22 2/12-14 2/26-28 3/8-10 3/29-31 4/8-9 4/22-23

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Tournament Big 12 Preview Dick McGuire Invitational Jeannine McHaney Invitational Roadrunner Invitational Mountain View Collegiate GTE “Mo” Morial Invitational Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic Rainbow Wahine Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship

Finish 3 (916) 10 (924) 2 (920) 6 (304) 1 (604) 4 (939) 8 (934) T6 (941) 2 (950) 1 (916)

Top OU Individual Isabelle Blais (3/222) Wendy Martin (T16/224) Isabelle Blais (5/228) Jennifer James (T4/73) Allison Johnson (2/146) Wendy Martin (T6/230) Allison Johnson (T15/226) Jaime Dello-Russo (T24/234) Jennifer Tannehill (T3/231) Jennifer James (2/223)

2000-01

Date 9/11-12 9/21-23 10/2-3 10/16-17 10/30-31 2/23-25 3/5-6 3/12-13 3/27-29 4/9-10 4/23-25 5/11-13

Tournament Alltel Husker Invitational Dick McGuire Invitational Big 12 Fall Preview UALR Invitational Roadrunner Invitational Midwestern Invitational GTE “Mo” Morial Invitational Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic Rainbow Wahine Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship NCAA West Regional

Finish 3 (917) 5 (915) T3 (904) 1 (874) T4 (909) 3 (924) T2 (919) 2 (879) 4 (910) 1 (883) 7 (965) 9 (944)

Top OU Individual Jennifer James (T3/226) Wendy Martin (T17/227) Lisa Meldrum (T7/224) Lisa Meldrum (T4/218) Allison Johnson (T12/225) Allison Johnson (8/227) Allison Johnson (2/223) Allison Johnson (T2/216) Lisa Meldrum (4/218) Allison Johnson (2/218) Lisa Meldrum (2/227) Lisa Meldrum (T13/229)

2001-02

Date 10/1-2 10/8-10 10/15-16 10/26-28 2/25-26 3/4-5 3/11-12 3/19-20 3/25-26 4/8-9 4/19-21 5/9-11 5/21-24

Tournament Big 12 Preview New Mexico State Invitational Sunflower Invitational Alabama Capstone Invitational Central District Invitational GTE “Mo” Morial Invitational UCLA Bruin Classic Dr. Thompson Wahine Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship NCAA Central Regional NCAA Championships

Finish 7 (946) 3 (881) 1 (309) 6 (980) 5 (904) 4 (638) 3 (908) 2 (920) 3 (929) 1 (887) 2 (912) 7 (931) 6 (1179)

Top OU Individual Allison Johnson (T7/228) Lisa Meldrum (2/213) Lisa Meldrum (2/73) Lisa Meldrum (T7/237) Allison Johnson (T15/225) Lisa Meldrum (T5/154) Lisa Meldrum (3/220) Jennifer Tannehill (T4/227) Allison Johnson (3/225) Lisa Meldrum (1/211) Allison Johnson (T3/225) Allison Johnson, Lisa Meldrum (T11/231) Lisa Meldrum (T31/296)

Date 9/15-17 9/26-28 10/7-9 11/4-5 2/10-12 2/28-3/1 3/9-11 3/23-25 4/7-8 4/21-23 5/8-10

Tournament NCAA Fall Preview Dick McGuire Invitational Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate Northrop Grumman Challenge Lady Puerto Rico Classic Lady Gator Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship NCAA Central Regional

Finish T9 (920) 4 (901) 7 (919) 3 (886) 16 (642) 12 (930) 6 (906) 4 (936) 1 (916) 4 (923) T10 (936)

Date 9/12-14 9/27-28 10/6-8 11/4-5 11/10-12 2/22-24 3/7-9 3/21-23 4/12-13 4/23-25 5/6-8

Tournament NCAA Fall Preview Lady Northern Intercollegiate Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate Kent Youel Invitational Las Vegas Showdown Lady Puerto Rico Classic Lady Gator Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship NCAA Central Regional

Finish 4 (888) 4 (900) 1 (888) 1 (889) 6 (900) 3 (888) 12 (954) 11 (968) 1 (900) 4 (6070 14 (946)

2003-04

2002-03

1999-2000

Date 9/13-14 9/23-25 10/11-12 11/1-3 2/18-20 3/6-7 3/13-14 3/28-30 4/10-11 4/21-23

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Top OU Individual Lisa Meldrum (4/220) Lisa Meldrum (T1/211) Lisa Meldrum,Hope Edge (T11/225) Hope Edge (2/212) Allison Johnson (T5/149) Lisa Meldrum (T23/228) Lisa Meldrum (T12/223) Amparo Gala (4/225) Emily Milberger (1/224) Hope Edge (T11/230) Lisa Meldrum (T9/226) Top OU Individual Lisa Meldrum (2/214) Lisa Meldrum (2/218) Lisa Meldrum (T2/219) Lisa Meldrum (2/215) Lisa Meldrum (5/217) Amparo Gala (8/220) Hope Edge (T16/231) Amparo Gala (T15/237) Lisa Meldrum (1/215) Lisa Meldrum (T4/147) Lisa Meldrum (T31/232)

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


Tournament Lady Northern Invitational Jeannine McHaney Invitational Mason Rudolph Championship Kent Youel Invitational Lady Puerto Rico Classic SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Tapatio Springs Shootout Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship

Finish 7 (920) 2 (597) 15 (909) 3 (893) 11 (941) 16 (958) 15 (973) 4 (931) 11 (958) 10 (954)

Top OU Individual Amparo Gala (T11/226) Amparo Gala (2/143) Kelly Jacques, Emily Milberger (T28/224) Emily Milberger (T5/217) Emily Milberger (T22/230) Emily Milberger (T26/232) Emily Milberger (T14/241) Heather Wright (4/225) Emily Milberger (T13/228) Emily Milberger (T12/230)

2004-05

Date 9/11-12 9/17-18 10/16-18 10/31-11/2 2/24-26 3/10-12 3/17-19 3/24-26 4/9-10 4/17-19

Tournament Badger Invitational Mary Fossum Invitational Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown Lady Puerto Rico Classic “Mo” Morial Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship

Finish 7 (925) 7 (916) 20 (941) 15 (930) 10 (921) 5 (943) 8 (944) 16 (967) 6 (913) 10 (940)

Top OU Individual Kelly Jacques (T7/224) Kelly Jacques (T3/221) Kendall Dye (T33/229) Kendall Dye (T31/222) Kelly Jacques (T18/224) Kelly Jacques (T8/230) Kendall Dye (T11/231) Heather Wright (T37/235) Heather Wright (T19/227) Kendall Dye, Kelly Jacques (T19/233)

2005-06

Date 9/10-11 9/18-19 9/30-10/1 10/16-18 10/24-25 2/23-25 3/9-11 3/16-18 3/24-25 4/8-9 4/16-18

Tournament Badger Invitational McHaney Invitational Wolverine Invitational Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate Kent Youel Invitational Lady Puerto Rico Classic “Mo” Morial Invitational Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational MountainView Collegiate Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship

Finish Top OU Individual T3 (934) Kelly Jacques (T6/229) 4 (884) Kelly Jacques (T7/218) 9 (944) Kelly Jacques, Kendall Dye (T20/230) 16 (939) Kelly Jacques, Megan Goodwin (T46/234) 9 (934) Kelly Jacques (T26/234) T6 (893) Kelly Jacques (T8/219) T7 (953) Heather Wright (T26/234) 7 (934) Andrea Sellmeyer (13/227) 13 (894) Kendall Dye (T2/211) 6 (887) Heather Wright (T12/218) 5 (937) Kelly Jacques (T4/229)

2006-07

Date 9/09-10 10/1-2 10/8-9 10/15-17 2/18-19 2/24-26 3/17-19 3/29-30 4/6-7 4/25-27 5/8-10

Tournament Finish Badger Invitational 1st (594) CU Heather Farr Memorial Invitational 2nd (889) Jeannine McHaney/Audrey Morehead Invitational 4th (927) Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational 1st ( 902) Central District Invitational T11 (935) Lady Puerto Rico Classic T11 (907) Betsy Rawls Invitational 9 (651) MountainView Invitational T3 (891) Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1 (885) Big 12 Tournament 5 (965) NCAA Central Regional 15 (905)

Date 9/22-24 10/6-7 10/13-15 10/28-29 2/8-10 2/16-17 3/20-22 3/28-29 4/5-6 4/24-26 5/7-9 5/19-22

Tournament Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate Windy City Collegiate Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate Kent Youel Invitational Lady Puerto Rico Classic Central District Invitational Betsy Rawls Invitational MountainView Collegiate Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Big 12 Championship NCAA Central Regional NCAA Championships

Top OU Individual Kendall Dye (T19/226) Ellen Mueller (3/220) Kelly Short (T8/225) Kendall Dye (T21/223) Kendall Dye (T15/228) Kendall Dye (T15/225) Kendall Dye (T10/220) Kendall Dye (T15/220) Kendall Dye (T1/225) Kendall Dye (T1/225) Kendall Dye (12/226) Kendall Dye (T52/306)

2008-09

Finish 11th (922) 5th (909) 3rd (903) 12th (924) 11th (935) 9th (918) 10th (922) 17th (911) 2nd (944) 3rd (938) (Individual) (Individual)

Top OU Individual Kendall Dye (T2/148) Kelly Jacques (T11/221) Kelly Jacques (12/229) Kelly Jacques (T4/222) Kendall Dye (T18/229) Kelly Jacques (T12/221) Kendall Dye (T24/160) Heather Wright (3/218) Kendall Dye (T1/214) Kendall Dye (9/236) Ellen Mueller (T22/221)

2007-08

Date 9/11-12 9/24-26 10/1-3 10/26-27 2/21-23 3/4-6 3/11-13 3/24-26 4/10-11 4/22-24

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Team Records TOP 15 LOW ROUNDS (18 HOLES)

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Score

Tournament

Year

Tournament

Score

287 288 289

1994 Chris Johnson Invitational 2006 Jeannine McHaney Invitational 1993 NCAA West Regional 2000 UALR Invitational 2002 NCAA Championship 2007 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2007 CU Heather Farr Memorial Invitational 2001 New Mexico State Invitational 2002 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1993 NCAA West Regional 2000 UALR Invitational 2001 Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic 2002 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2007 Badger Women’s Golf Invitational 2007 Lady Puerto Rico Classic 2007 MountainView Collegiate

1976 1978

Sooner Invitational Big Eight Championship Iowa State Invitational Sooner Invitational Sooner Invitational OU-LSU-Alabama Triangle Rayburn Country Classic Big Eight Championship Iowa State Invitational Big Red Golf Invitational Cowgirl Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Rayburn Country Classic Illini Summerfield Classic Cyclone Golf Classic Beacon Woods Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Lady Eagle Invitational Big Eight Championship Susie Maxwell Berning Classic New Mexico State Invitational New Mexico State Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Mountain View Collegiate Big 12 Championship UALR Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Sunflower Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate Kent Youel Invitational Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Badger Women’s Golf Invitational Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate Susie Maxwell Berning Classic

758 653 626 975 908 310 966 922 939 953 940 957 933 932 633 903 935 923 943 919 926 906 934 312 933 923 604 916 874 883 309 887 916 888 889 900 594 902 885

291 292

293 294

1979 1980 1981

1985 1986

1988 1990 1991

TOP 54-HOLE LOW SCORES Score

Tournament

874 879 881 882 883 884 885 886 887

2000 UALR Invitational 2001 Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic 2001 New Mexico State Invitational 1993 NCAA West Regional 2001 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2006 Jeannine McHaney Invitational 2008 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2002 Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate 2002 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2007 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2003 NCAA Fall Preview 2003 Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate 2004 Lady Puerto Rico Classic

888

1992 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000

2001 2002 2003

2004 2007 2008

Total Victories: 39

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Individual Records LOW ROUNDS

TOP 10 CAREER STROKE LEADERS

Rd

Golfer

Tournament

Golfer

Rds

Strokes

Avg

66 67

Kim O’Connor Lisa Meldrum Lisa Meldrum Kim O’Connor Alycya Rambin Allison Johnson Chelsey Collins Kendall Dye Jane Mennie Allison Johnson Allison Johnson Lisa Meldrum Lisa Meldrum Lisa Meldrum Andrea Sellmeyer Heather Wright

1994 Lady Paladin Invitational 2001 Big 12 Championship 2002 NCAA Championship 1993 NCAA West Regional 1994 Chris Johnson Invitational 2002 UCLA Bruin Classic 2007 Lady Puerto Rico Classic 2007 MountainView Collegiate 1986 Roadrunner Invitational 2000 Mountain View Collegiate 2002 Edwin Watts Palmetto 2003 NCAA Fall Preview 2003 Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate 2003 Kent Youel Invitational 2007 Betsy Rawls Invitational 2008 MountainView Invitational

Lisa Meldrum Kendall Dye Ellen Mueller Allison Johnson Kelly Jacques Kim O’Connor Wendy Martin Isabelle Blais Hope Edge Jennifer Tannehill

136 128 61 126 120 120 126 104 122 121

10,219 9,722 4671 9,692 9,231 9,266 9,757 8,127 9,548 9,474

75.14 76.33 76.57 76.92 76.93 77.22 77.44 78.14 78.26 78.29

68

69

LOW 54-HOLE SCORES Rd

Golfer

Tournament

211

Lisa Meldrum

2002 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2002 Dick McGuire Invitational 2007 MountainView Collegiate 1993 NCAA West Regional 2002 Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate 2001 New Mexico State Invitational 2003 NCAA Fall Preview 2008 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1994 Lady Paladin Invitational 2003 Kent Youel Invitational 2004 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2001 Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic 1994 Big Eight Championship 2003 Lady Northern Intercollegiate 2006 Jeannine McHaney Invitational 2007 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic

212 213 214 214 215

216 218

Kendall Dye Kim O’Connor Hope Edge Lisa Meldrum Lisa Meldrum Kendall Dye Kim O’Connor Lisa Meldrum Lisa Meldrum Kim O’Connor Lisa Meldrum Kelly Jacques Heather Wright

ALL-TIME MEDALISTS Audrey Bendick

Isabelle Blais Audra Burks Shelley Duncan Kendall Dye Lee Ann Hammack Susan Marchese Wendy Martin Lisa Meldrum

Ellen Mielke Emily Milberger Dorea Mitchell Stephanie Mischke Kris Monaghan Kim O’Connor

Alycya Rambin Cathy Stevens Margaret Ward Lindsey Wetzel

1986 Rayburn Country Classic 1986 Lady Cardinal Invitational 1986 Illini Summerfield Classic 1997 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1988 Cyclone Golf Classic 1987 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2008 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2009 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1993 Rayburn Country Classic 1983 Seascape Tournament 1999 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2002 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2002 Dick McGuire Invitational 2004 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1990 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 2003 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1981 Big Eight Championship 1981 OU-LSU-Alabama Triangle 1979 Sooner Invitational 1980 Sooner Invitational 1978 Iowa State Invitational 1993 New Mexico State Invitational 1994 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1994 Lady Paladin Invitational 1995 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic 1991 Lady Eagle Invitational 1991 Big Eight Championship 1980 OU-Lamar-Houston Baptist Triangle 1976 Big Eight Championship

Total Medalists: 28

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Conference Honors LINDSEY WETZEL

DOREA MITCHELL

LEE ANN HAMMACK

Former Sooner Kendall Dye was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2008 and 2009.

1976

1981

All-Big Eight First Team Big Eight Champion

All-Big Eight First Team Big Eight Champion

CATHY STEVENS

ISABELLE BLAIS

1986 All-Big Eight First Team

WENDY MARTIN

1991

1997

2000

All-Big Eight First Team Big Eight Champion

All-Big 12 First Team

All-Big 12 Second Team

ALLISON JOHNSON

LISA MELDRUM

EMILY MILBERGER

2001 & 2002

2001

2004

All-Big 12 Second Team

All-Big 12 Second Team

All-Big 12 Second Team

2002, 2003 & 2004 All-Big 12 First Team

KELLY JACQUES

2007 All-Big 12 First Team

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Honors & Awards NGCA ALL-AMERICANS Year 1981 1987 1994 1995 1998 2002 2004

Golfer Dorea Mitchell Audrey Bendick Kim O’Connor Carolyn Janidlo Isabelle Blais Lisa Meldrum Jennifer Tannehill Lisa Meldrum

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG EIGHT Award Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

Year

Golfer

Year

Golfer

1980 1981

Carol Ludvigson Marty DeBolt Carol Ludvigson Marty DeBolt Carol Ludvigson Jill Prince Demetra Caporal Lee Ann Hammack Jane Mennie Audrey Bendick Shelley Duncan Kristi Knight Jane Mennie Kristi Knight Audrey Bendick Ellen Mielke Julie Rieger

1990

Ellen Mielke Cindi Schaaf Cathy Stevens Beth Brown Ellen Mielke Cindi Schaaf Cathy Stevens Kim O’Connor Carolyn Janidlo Kim O’Connor Alycya Rambin Medley Sapp Carolyn Janidlo Medley Sapp Leslie Elliott

1982 1983 1985 1986 1987

NGCA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR GOLF TEAM Year

Golfer

Year

Golfer

1986 1987

Jane Mennie Audrey Bendick Jane Mennie Audrey Bendick Ellen Mielke Ellen Mielke Cathy Stevens Beth Brown Ellen Mielke Cathy Stevens Beth Brown Carolyn Janidlo Kim O’Connor Holly Alcala Carolyn Janidlo Kim O’Connor Medley Sapp Carolyn Janidlo Medley Sapp Leslie Elliott Isabelle Blais Leslie Elliott Isabelle Blais Betsy Berry Jennifer James Allison Johnson Wendy Martin

2001

Betsy Berry Jennifer James Allison Johnson Wendy Martin Hope Edge Allison Johnson Wendy Martin Emily Milberger Hope Edge Allison Johnson Emily Milberger Hope Edge Amparo Gala Emily Milberger Jaclyn Stelzer Amparo Gala Kelly Jacques Emily Milberger Amparo Gala Megan Goodwin Kelly Jacques Megan Goodwin Andrea Sellmeyer Jaclyn Stelzer Ryanne Elmer Ellen Mueller Ellen Mueller Andrea Sellmeyer Kelly Short

1989 1990 1991

1992 1993 1994

1995 1996 1997 1998 2000

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008 2009

1988 1989

1991

1993 1994

1995 1996

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 Year

Golfer

1997

Isabelle Blais Leslie Elliott Isabelle Blais Betsy Berry Isabelle Blais Jennifer James Allison Johnson Betsy Berry Hope Edge Jennifer James Allison Johnson Wendy Martin Jennifer Tannehill Betsy Berry Hope Edge Marsha Gonzaga Jennifer James Allison Johnson Wendy Martin Lisa Meldrum Jennifer Tannehill Jaime White Hope Edge Allison Johnson Lisa Meldrum

1998 2000

2001

2002

2003

Year 2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Golfer Emily Milberger Hope Edge Amparo Gala Emily Milberger Jaclyn Stelzer Amparo Gala Emily Milberger Jaclyn Stelzer Amparo Gala Megan Goodwin Kelly Jacques Staci Smoot Jaclyn Stelzer Kendall Dye Megan Goodwin Kelly Jacques Jaclyn Stelzer Kendall Dye Kelly Jacques Sydney Lee Kendall Dye Staci Smoot Ellen Mueller

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Team Awards The Blumenthal Award is named after Joan Blumenthal, the school’s second head coach and one of the most successful mentors in school history. The award is presented to the team’s most valuable player. Former senior Kendall Dye was the team’s receipient of the Blumenthal Award in 2009 and 2006.

Staci Smoot

The Sportsmanship Award, which is voted on by the team, is given to the player who exemplifies teamwork and camaraderie. Dye also received the 2009 season’s Sportsmanship Award. The Most Improved Award, decided on by the coaches, is given to the player who shows the most improvement from the fall to spring season. Former senior Staci Smoot was named 2009’s most improved player.

Kendall Dye

BLUMENTHAL AWARD

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

MOST IMPROVED AWARD

Year

Golfer

Year

Golfer

Year

Golfer

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Lee Ann Hammack Shelley Duncan Audra Burks, Julie Rieger Audry Bendick Ellen Mielke Cathy Stevens, Ellen Mielke M.J. Desbiens Kim O’Connor Carolyn Janidlo, Kim O’Connor Carolyn Janidlo, Kim O’Connor Isabelle Blais, Paula King Isabelle Blais Isabelle Blais Wendy Martin Jennifer James, Wendy Martin, Jennifer Tannehill Lisa Meldrum Jennifer Tannehill Lisa Meldrum Lisa Meldrum Emily Milberger Kendall Dye Kelly Jacques Kelly Jacques Kendall Dye

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Beth Brown M.J. Desbiens Carolyn Janidlo M.J. Desbiens Carolyn Janidlo Paula King Katie O’Neil Catharina Sundgren Sarah Warwick and Leslie Elliott Marsha Gonzaga Marsha Gonzaga Allison Johnson Emily Milberger Amparo Gala Emily Milberger Staci Smoot Kelly Jacques Andrea Sellmeyer Chelsey Collins Kendall Dye

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Catharina Sundgren Sarah Warwick and Leslie Elliott Marsha Gonzaga Marsha Gonzaga Hope Edge Hope Edge Erin Goranson Jaclyn Stelzer Kelly Jacques Heather Wright Chelsey Collins Ryanne Elmer Staci Smoot

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

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All-Time Letterwinners A Jo Anna Aguilar,1980 Holly Alcala, 1993-1994 Carrie Askins, 1976-1977

B Diedra Bailey, 1983 Gayle Baker, 1978 Dawn Barlow, 1978 Audrey Bendick, 1985-1987, 1989 Betsey Berry, 1999-2002 Joanne Bishop, 1984 Isabelle Blais, 1996-1998, 2000 Beth Brown, 1990-1991 Charli Bullard, 2004-2005 Audra Burks, 1987-1989

C Kayley Calhoun, 1981 Demetra Caporal, 1984-1986 Brooke Collins, 2009 Chelsey Collins, 2007-2009 Leslie Core, 1981 Lisa Craig, 1996-1999 Mary Ann Crow, 1981-1982

D Martha Debolt, 1981 Jaime Dello-Russo, 1998-2000 M.J. Desbiens, 1990-1993 Alana Donaldson, 2994 Shelley Duncan, 1986-1988 Kendall Dye, 2006-2009

E Hope Edge, 2001-2004 Leslie Elliot, 1996-1999 Ryanne Elmer, 2007-2009

G Amparo Gala, 2004-2006 Lynn Gatling, 1978 Sheryl Gerlach, 1977 Agatha Gibney, 1976 Marsha Gonzaga, 1999-2002 Megan Goodwin, 2005-2006 Erin Goranson, 2003-2004 Allison Gorgichuk, 1980-1982 Sheri Guariglia, 1979-1982

Bold indicates current players

H Lee Ann Hammack, 1982-1984, 1986 Sara Hemingway, 2009 Cathy Hicks, 1982-1985 Dawn Hollingsworth, 1976

J Kelly Jacques, 2005-2008 Jennifer James, 1999-2002 Kellie Jamison, 1998-2001 Carolyn Janidlo, 1992-1995 Jennifer Jeffrey, 1996-1998 Kathy Jennijahn, 1976 Allison Johnson, 2000-2003 Erin Johnsrud, 1991-1992

K Paula King, 1994-1996-1998 Kristi Knight, 1985, 1987-1988

L Sydney Lee, 2006-2008 Patricia Lopez, 1996-1999 Carol Ludvigson, 1979-1982

M Anna Malm, 1998 Susan, Marchese, 1980-1982, 1984 Wendy Martin, 1999-2002 Kammy Maxfeldt, 1980, 1981, 1983 Kim McFarlin, 1994-1997 Lisa Medrum, 2001-2004 Jane Mennie, 1985-1987 Ellen Mielke, 1988-1991 Emily Milberger, 2002-2005 Holly Miller, 1997, 1999 Stephanie Mischke, 1979-1980 Dorea Mitchell, 1978-1981 Kris Monaghan, 1979-1980 Ellen Mueller, 2008-2009

N Krista Newman, 1991-1992 Jenni Nimmo, 2002-2004

O Kim O’Connor, 1992-1995 Katie O’Neil, 1996-1997 Debbie O-Toole, 1976-1978

P Kathy Patton, 1978 Sonya Perales, 1993 Lisa Ponder, 1997 Rachel Preble, 1993 Jill Prince, 1982-1983

R Alycya Rambin, 1990-1994 Sandra Renaud, 1986 Julie Rieger, 1988-1989

S Medley Sapp, 1992-1995 Cindi Schaaf, 1988-1991 Andrea Sellmeyer, 2007-2009 Lisa Settle, 1981 Kelly Short, 2009 Susan Small, 1980-1983 Christy Smith, 1990 Jacqueline Smith, 1997 Staci Smoot, 2006-2009 Heather Sparks, 1992-1993 Jaclyn Stelzer, 2003-2006 Cathy Stevens, 1989-1991 Catharina Sundgren, 1997

T Jennifer Tannehill, 1999-2002 Rhonda Tilley, 1979 Joyce Trus, 2007 Marie Turner, 2003-2004

U Cathryn Uselton, 2003-2004

V Sandra Veeder, 1997 Michele Vinieratos, 1987-1988

W Megan Waller, 1996-1998 Margaret Ward, 1977-1980 Sarah Warwick, 1995-1998 Wendy Webb, 1994-1995 Lindsey Wetzel, 1976-1977 Jaime White, 2002 Kristin Wilhour, 1985 Heather Wright, 2005-2008 Lisa Wright, 1982-1983

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On the course at the Dick McGuire Invitational

Former Sooners Staci Smoot and Kendall Dye y after the Susie Maxwell

At the Dick Miguire/Branch Law Firm Invitational The team spending time on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas

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Facilities

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Charlie Coe Golf Learning Center College golf has experienced a level of competitiveness recently that was not present just a few years ago. Each year, more schools are putting forth the resources necessary to compete on a national level. The most expensive and difficult resource for any college program to attain is an exclusive practice facility for the members of the team. Through the dedication and enthusiastic support of the University and its donors, Oklahoma has built and opened the Charlie Coe Center to fill this need. The Coe Center has gained a reputation as the model facility for college golf. Each year since its opening, major Division I universities have inquired about copying the facility. Many have traveled to Norman for a first-hand look.

The $1 million center, funded by private donations, is located at the south end of the driving range at the Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma Golf Course, which underwent a $5 million facelift in 1995. The 7,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor facility allows golfers a place to practice every day. There are three hitting bays that golfers can use to practice, with or without video. The video system includes the most upto-date equipment on the market. The video cameras are integrated into a computer system that provides consistent clear images and feedback. The building houses locker rooms and offices for both the men’s and women’s teams, as well as numerous items documenting the history of golf at the University of Oklahoma. The center also includes an expansive outdoor practice area. Designed exclusively for the OU golf teams, this part of the complex is 225 yards wide and 90 yards deep. Opened in September of 1996, both the men’s and women’s golf teams have been training here with very positive results.

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The practice complex was developed by Tripp Davis, a former Sooner AllAmerican and member of the 1989 National Champion OU men’s golf team, in conjunction with Bob Cupp and Gregg Grost. The coaching staff, along with golf course superintendent Jason Faires, have worked with Davis each season to make improvements to the Coe Center. Scheduled improvmetns include many interior updates that will continue the Coe Center’s reputation as one of the best practice facilities in the country. The south end complex has two satellite chipping greens as well as a 12,000-square-foot bent grass chipping area with seven bunkers to cover a myriad of sand and stance possibilities. There is also a bent grass and Bermuda grass putting green.


TEAM LOUNGE OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GOLF LOCKER ROOM Located inside the Charlie Coe Center, this part of the facility is outfitted with individually monogramed chairs and women’s golf memorabilia. Each player is provided with her own space for equipment and personal belongings. The locker room is where teammates are able to spend time with one another and often convene for team meetings. This year, new carpet is being installed in the locker room. New furniture is also being brought in as well.

This beautifully decorated room is adorned with photos celebrating the many golfers and accomplishments that make up Oklahoma golf. The lounge is filled with luxurious couches, tables and chairs, a big screen television and a pool table. This is where the team meets to set goals, host recruits, eat team meals and gather for entertainment nights. In addition to being a place for business, this area also provides the student-athletes with a comfortable place to go between classes, to study and to use computers.

Charlie Coe (1923-2001) Coe attended OU from 1946-48 and became one of the most celebrated amateur golfers in the game’s history. A two-time U.S. Amateur winner, Coe never turned professional, instead choosing to spend time with his wife and family. He made 19 Masters appearances and owns almost every Masters amateur record, including top-24 finishes (9); top-10 finishes (3); eagles (6), rounds played (67) and most times low amateur (6).

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Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club Named one of Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” in 2008 and 2009 “The University of Oklahoma is very proud to be the first collegiate golf course ever selected to host the prestigious U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. It’s a real tribute to the beauty and challenges of the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club and, also, the donors who have supported the course with their generous gifts.” - University of Oklahoma President David Boren

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The road to the 2010 Masters will go through Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, the site of the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links championship. The first collegiate course to host the event, the 7,380-yard layout was designed by Perry Maxwell and opened in 1951, on the site of the former Norman Naval Air Station. Bob Cupp redesigned the course in 1996.

Did you y know? OU’s course was named the 13th-best collegiate golf venue by Links Magazine

Named one of the most difficult courses rses by Golfweekk Magazine in 1999 and one of the best collegiate courses by Travel & Leisure magazine in 2001, the Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma Golf Club has been renovated to test even the best golfer who dares to set foot on it.

beginnin of what is a much larger master plan upgrades are just the beginning to make the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club the top public venue in the state of Oklahoma.

The course’s other amenities include a full driving range including Highlighting the changes made to the course in 2007 was the renova- fairway bunker hitting areas, a chipping and sand play practice green tion of all greens and bunkers. The greens were switched to the A1/A4 and a practice putting green. The inside of the clubhouse also offers strain of bentgrass, which is aggressive in choking out poa annua and golfers a unique experience. Equipped with a great menu, Jimmie is drought and heat tolerant. For the bunkers, the old characteristic Austin houses a fully operating restaurant and sports grill. Enjoy your of high-sodded faces was removed and replaced with new high-sand meal in the comfort of a dining area complete with large screen TVs faces. Also installed were state-of-the-art draining technology and and leather chairs for relaxing or outside on the patio overlooking the new white sand from south Texas. golf course. The patio, by design, allows onlookers to view the 18th and 9th greens as well as the first and third tees. Additionally, the front and back nines were flipped so the current number one is the old number 10 and vice versa. These recent

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Alternate Courses As a member of the OU women’s golf squad, you’re afforded the privilege of playing many of the top courses around the state of Oklahoma on a regular bases. While the team calls the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club home, the Sooners also practice at many of the state’s top courses within a short drive of Norman including Belmar Golf Club, Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, Quail Creek Country club and the Trails Golf Club. Below is short description of each of these courses.

Belmar Golf Club

Shadow Creek

The Trails Golf Club Twin Hills Golf & Country Club 64 OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S GOLF

Established in 2002, Belmar Golf Club is situated on 200 acres of unspoiled Oklahoma farmland just north of Norman. The course features 18 championship holesrolling throughout the natural terrain. The ambiance of the club is reminiscent of an English country estate with a gated entry that leads the clubhouse.

Literally in someone’s backyard, Dr. Tony Cruise’s personal golf measures 7,034 yards with a 73.4 slope. With 136 perfect greens, words can’t describe the course until you’re there. It’s a must see and will make you better.

A challenging layout located on the south side of Norman, the Trails has played host to the Oklahoma Amateur, the Oklahoma Senior Championshi[p and the Oklahoma Senior Fourball Championship. Although relatively short in length, the layout still poses a stern test for any golfer, as the course is characterized by its narrow tree-lined fairways.

Designed by Perry Maxwell, the 18-hole Twin Hills golf course in Oklahoma City, opened in 1923. The course rates 74.2 and has a slope rating of 133 on Bermuda grass.


The University

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A Pacesetter for Higher Education in the United States “The University of Oklahoma is truly a great university. It is becoming a pacesetter for public higher education in the United States. We must no longer keep the university’s excellence a secret! It’s time for us to let others know about the strengths of our university and our determination to make it even better.â€? - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA OVERVIEW Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related ďŹ elds. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa. The OU Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. OU enrolls more than 30,000 students, has more than 2,400 full-time faculty members, and has 20 colleges offering 158 majors at the

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baccalaureate level, 167 majors at the master’s level, 81 majors at the doctoral level, 26 majors at the doctoral professional level, and 24 graduate certiďŹ cates. The university’s annual operating budget is $1.46 billion. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

countries. OU plans to increase participation in studyabroad programs by 50 percent over the next four years.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OU? s/5RANKSNUMBERONEINTHENATIONAMONGALLPUBLIC universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled per capita.

s!N/5STUDENTRECENTLYWASNAMEDARECIPIENTOFTHE Goldwater Scholarship for math and science, becoming OU’s 28th winner since 1994.

s4HEPrinceton Review has ranked OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. s/5S FRESHMANCLASSISTHEHIGHESTRANKED freshman class at a public university in state history. s/5HASOVERABILLIONIMPACTONTHESTATES economy each year. s/5RANKSlRSTINTHE"IGANDATTHETOPINTHENATION in international reciprocal exchange agreements with universities around the world. The University has 174 student exchange agreements with universities in 66

s/5HASPRODUCEDITSTH2HODES3CHOLARRANKINGIT highly among public institutions nationwide in the total NUMBEROF2HODES3CHOLARS

s/5ISONEOFTHEFEWPUBLICUNIVERSITIESINTHENATION to cap the class size of ďŹ rst-year English composition courses at no more than 19 students as well as all Honors Courses. s!N/5STUDENTRECENTLYBECAMETHEONLYRECIPIENTFROM Oklahoma to be named a Truman Scholar this year. This prestigious national award is given based on a student’s leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of “making a difference.â€? s/5RANKSINTHETOPINTHENATIONAMONGMOSTWIRED colleges, one of only a few universities to achieve the ranking two years in a row.


s/5SBUSINESSENTREPRENEURSHIPPROGRAMRANKSAMONG s/5SBUSINESSENTREPRENEURSHIPPROGRAMRANKSAMONG the 10 best in the United States. s/5S#AMPAIGNFOR3CHOLARSHIPSHASALLOWEDTHEUNIVERsity to more than double new scholarships for students in just four years. s4HE#AMPAIGNFOR3CHOLARSHIPSISCONTINUING ANDIN March 2008 surpassed its goal of raising $100 million for endowed scholarships. To date, almost $140 million in scholarship endowments have been donated or pledged. s/5HASINCREASEDFROMTO THENUMBER of endowed faculty positions in the past 14 years, demonstrating a strong commitment to excellence. s/5CONTINUESTOBREAKPRIVATEFUNDRAISINGRECORDS with more than $1.6 billion in gifts and pledges since 1994, which has provided funding for dramatic capital improvements, the growth in faculty endowment and student scholarships. s)NTHEPASTTWOYEARS /5SPETROLEUMENGINEERING team won back-to-back national championships in the “PetroBowl� Competition. s3INCE RESEARCHANDSPONSOREDPROGRAMS expenditures at OU have more than doubled, and OU continues to set new records for funding for externally sponsored research. OU ended FY 2008 with total expenditures of more than $275 million.

s4HE/5(EALTH3CIENCES#ENTERIN&9CONTINUED s4HE/5(EA its impressive rate of sponsored research, training, and public service growth by achieving more than $141 million in federal, state, corporate and nonproďŹ t or foundation grants and contracts. Funding from the .ATIONAL)NSTITUTESOF(EALTHnCONSIDEREDTOBETHEGOLD STANDARDFORRESEARCHnWASMILLION s3INCE ALMOSTBILLIONINCONSTRUCTIONPROJECTS have been completed, are under way or are forthcoming on OU’s three campuses, the largest of which is the $67 million National Weather Center. s/5S7ESTERN(ISTORY#OLLECTIONISONEOFTHELARGEST collections in the world of documents and photographs, INCLUDINGARAREMULTIVOLUMEPORTFOLIOONTHE)NDIANSOF THE5NITED3TATESAND!LASKABY%DWARD3#URTIS s/5HASTHEACADEMICALLYHIGHESTRANKEDSTUDENTBODY at a public university in Oklahoma. s/5ISHOMETOONEOFTHETWOLARGESTNATURALHISTORY museums in the world associated with a university. The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History has more than 7 million artifacts and contains 195,000 square feet on 40 acres of land. The museum exhibits INCLUDETHELARGEST!PATOSAURUSONDISPLAYINTHEWORLD ANDTHEOLDESTWORKOFARTEVERFOUNDIN.ORTH!MERICA — a lightning bolt painted on an extinct bison skull.

s4HE&RED*ONES*R-USEUMOF!RTSCOLLECTIONS total more than 10,000 works of art, including OU’s 7EITZENHOFFER#OLLECTIONOF&RENCH)MPRESSIONISM THE single most important gift of art ever given to a U.S. PUBLICUNIVERSITYTHE!DKINS#OLLECTION AMONGTHEMOST important private collections in the nation of works by THE4AOSARTISTSASWELLAS.ATIVE!MERICANWORKSOFART the former U.S. State Department Embassy art collection; ANDTHE$OROTHY$UNNCOLLECTIONOF.ATIVE!MERICANART s!MAJORBEAUTIlCATIONCAMPAIGNHASTRANSFORMED the appearance of the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. The project replaced a divided highway through campus with seven tiered gardens featuring traditional OU arches at each end. The pedestrian walkway’s landmarks include an OU Seed Sower sculpture at the west end, a clock tower at the east end, and a 70-foot granite fountain in the center. s&ORTHEOUTDOORIMPROVEMENTSTOTHE.ORMANCAMPUS — gardens, fountains, sculptures, benches — the University of Oklahoma has won ďŹ rst place in the education category for BeautiďŹ cation and Landscaping in the statewide environmental competition. Gifts of over $3 million have permanently endowed OU’s gardens.

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What Do You know About OU? s7ITHNEARLYDOCTORS /50HYSICIANSISTHESTATES largest physician group. Our practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world ďŹ rsts. s!BOUTOF/50HYSICIANSDOCTORSARE/5#HILDRENS Physicians. These board-certiďŹ ed pediatric specialists committed their training and, now, their practices to the care of children. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs. s4HE5NIVERSITYOF/KLAHOMAMAINTAINSONEOFTHETHREE most important collections of early manuscripts in the HISTORYOFSCIENCEINTHE5NITED3TATES)TINCLUDES'ALILEOS own copy of his work, which ďŹ rst used the telescope to support the Copernican theory, with corrections in his own handwriting. s4HEHIGHLYACCLAIMEDJOURNALOFINTERNATIONALLITERATURE World Literature Today, is published at the University of Oklahoma. s4HE5NIVERSITYOF/KLAHOMA,IBRARIESHASADDEDITS millionth volume, continuing a commanding lead as the state’s largest research library and claiming one of the top two spots in size among Big 12 libraries.

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s/5S*ULIAN0+ANTER0OLITICAL#OMMERCIAL!RCHIVEHOUSES the world’s largest collection of political commercials. With more than 95,000 commercials, the archive includes political advertisements dating back to 1936 for radio and 1950 for television. student lounge and ofďŹ ce facilities. s/5ISHOMETOTHE.EUSTADT)NTERNATIONAL0RIZEFOR Literature, considered to be second in prestige only to the .OBEL0RIZEANDOFTENREFERREDTOASTHEh!MERICAN.OBELv 4WENTYnSIX.EUSTADTLAUREATES CANDIDATESANDJURORSHAVE won the Nobel Prize in the past 38 years. s4HE/5#OUSINSPROGRAMMATCHES53ANDINTERNATIONAL students to share informal and social experiences. Students may volunteer to live on international oors with half of the residents from the United States and half from other countries. sDance Magazine places the OU School of Dance in the top three of all dance programs in the country. s/5S ACRE2ESEARCH#AMPUSISANCHOREDBYTHE 3TEPHENSON2ESEARCHAND4ECHNOLOGY#ENTER WHERE cutting-edge research into life science ďŹ elds ranging from robotics to genomic studies is taking place, and the National Weather Center, which houses OU’s academic and research programs in meteorology and the National /CEANICAND!TMOSPHERIC!DMINISTRATIONS.ORMAN BASED weather, research and operations programs. s/5SLARGESTSUPERCOMPUTERDEBUTEDASTHEFASTESTINTHE N THE NTHE Big 12 and in Oklahoma history and among the top four ur among U.S. universities (excluding the big three National nal Science Foundation supercomputing centers). been DESIGNATEDASONEOF!MERICAS"EST#OLLEGE"UYSBY BY

)NSTITUTIONAL2ESEARCH%VALUATION ANINDEPENDENTHIGHER education research and consulting organization. s3INCEITSCREATIONIN /5S/FlCEOF4ECHNOLOGY Development has created 36 companies that have generated more than $84 million in capital, more than $10 million in cash and more than $30 million in current ESTIMATEDEQUITYVALUEFORTHEUNIVERSITY)NADDITION THE companies have created in excess of 150 jobs, which pay on average nearly twice the median household income in Oklahoma. s3ETTOOPENIN THE/5#ANCER)NSTITUTEISONTRACK to become Oklahoma’s ďŹ rst and only National Cancer )NSTITUTE DESIGNATEDCOMPREHENSIVECANCERCENTER !CHIEVINGTHISDESIGNATION THEGOLDSTANDARDFORCANCER research and care in the United States, means that Oklahomans will no longer need to travel 450 miles out of state for comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care. The University of Oklahoma has established a comprehensive diabetes center with operations on the OU campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa to provide statewide leadership in diabetes treatment, research, prevention, information, education and awareness. The Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center provides access to the latest developments in diabetes care and management through the clinical trials hosted by the center.


ACADEMIC MIC AFFAIRS Multidisciplinary Studies COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE !RCHITECTURE Construction Science Environmental Design )NTERIOR$ESIGN COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES !FRICAN!FRICAN !MERICAN3TUDIES !NTHROPOLOGY !30LANNED0ROGRAM !STRONOMY !STROPHYSICS Biochemistry Botany Chemistry Chinese Classics Communication Economics English %THICSAND2ELIGION Film and Video Studies French German (EALTH%XERCISE3CIENCE History (UMAN2ELATIONS )NFORMATION3TUDIES )NTERNATIONAL!REA3TUDIES Letters Linguistics

Mathematics Microbiology .ATIVE!MERICAN3TUDIES Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology 0UBLIC!FFAIRS!DMINISTRATION 2ELIGIOUS3TUDIES 2USSIAN Social Work Sociology Sociology - Criminology Spanish Women’s Studies Zoology COLLEGE OF ATMOSPHERIC AND GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCES Geography Meteorology MICHAEL F. PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS !CCOUNTING Economics Energy Management Entrepreneurship 6ENTURE-ANAGEMENT Finance (UMAN2ESOURCES-ANAGEMENT )NTERNATIONAL"USINESS Management -ANAGEMENT)NFORMATION3YSTEMS

Marketing Supply Chain Management COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION !VIATION Professional Studies MEWBOURNE COLLEGE OF EARTH AND ENERGY Environmental Geology Geology Geophysics Paleontology Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Geology JEANNINE RAIBOLT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Foreign Language Education ,ANGUAGE!RTS%DUCATION Mathematics Education Science Education Social Studies Education Special Education COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING !EROSPACE%NGINEERING !RCHITECTURAL%NGINEERING Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science

Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics Environmental Engineering Environmental Science )NDUSTRIAL%NGINEERING )NFORMATION4ECHNOLOGY Mechanical Engineering WEITZENHOFFER FAMILY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS !RT !RT(ISTORY Dance Drama Media - Filmaking, Photography, Video Music Music Education Musical Theatre Performance 3TUDIO!RTS Theatre Visual Communications GAYLORD COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION !DVERTISING "ROADCASTING%LECTRONIC-EDIA *OURNALISM Professional Writing 0UBLIC2ELATIONS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES Liberal Studies

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The Path to Graduation PRENTICE GAUTT ACADEMIC CENTER )NTHES HECAMETO/5TOPLAYFOOTBALL AND INTHE process, broke down barriers and crushed stereotypes. Today, OU student-athletes use the Prentice Gautt !CADEMIC#ENTERTOBREAKANOTHERKINDOFSTEREOTYPE4HE center that today’s student-athletes use everyday now bears the name of the man who left an indelible legacy FOR3OONER!THLETICSANDHELPEDCHANGEASOCIETYINTHE process. 4HEFORMALDEDICATIONOFTHE0RENTICE'AUTT!CADEMIC Center was held Friday, Sept. 17, 1999. The proposal to reNAMETHECENTERWASAPPROVEDBYTHE/5"OARDOF2EGENTS in March 1999. h)TISAPPROPRIATETHATTHISCENTERBENAMEDAFTER0RENTICE Gautt,� OU President David L. Boren said.“His personal values and character, along with his leadership as associate commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, continue to bring pride to his alma mater. His personal example of quiet courage, grace under pressure, and dedication to the university helped open the doors of opportunity for COUNTLESSNUMBEROF!FRICAN !MERICANANDMINORITY student-athletes who have followed him into collegiate athletics.� The professional consultants of the Prentice Gautt !CADEMIC#ENTERHELPSTUDENT ATHLETESWITHAVARIETYOF academic tasks, from learning strategy instruction to any

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stage of the writing process including preparing for an essay exam and the formal research paper. The goal is to help student-athletes develop the strategies they need to be successful by encouraging the use of the center for all facets of the learning and writing processes encountered in college. 4HE0RENTICE'AUTT!CADEMIC#ENTERPROVIDESSTUDENT athletes with a state-of-the-art academic support facility. The environment encourages a collaboration between staff MEMBERSANDSTUDENT ATHLETES)NADDITION ITISHIGHLY conducive to learning in all areas of students’ academic endeavors and features seven learning centers. Located on the second and third oors in the north end of the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the !CADEMIC#ENTERHOUSES!CADEMIC#OUNSELINGOFlCES AND ,EARNINGAND3KILL$EVELOPMENTCENTERSINCLUDINGTHE+ERR Foundation Computer Center, the Thompson Writing Center and centers for communication, reading, study skills, math and foreign language as well as learning enhancement and study areas. LEARNING CENTERS: KERR CAREER CENTER Whether student-athletes are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduates, they will beneďŹ t from the SERVICESOFTHE+ERR#AREER#ENTER)TPROVIDESASYSTEMOF Y services that educates and guides students nts through the

career development process. The Career Center is dedicated to helping students make the transition from college to career by developing an individualized career plan where they gather information to assist in making a decision about a career; obtain information on the suitable career list; explore classes and publications in the ďŹ eld as well as obtain experience; and gain knowledge and skills necessary for rĂŠsumĂŠ writing, job-related letter writing and interviewing techniques. The Career Center is a link with the campus Careers Services OfďŹ ce and offers student-athletes a wide array of effective job hunting skills, training and career services. KERR FOUNDATION COMPUTER CENTER )NTHESTCENTURY COMPUTERSHAVEBECOMEANINTEGRAL part of the learning experience. Students need access TOCOMPUTERSANDTHEIRRESOURCESALMOSTDAILY4HE+ERR Foundation Computer Centers are here to meet these technological needs. We provide each student with the equipment and support necessary to succeed. The computer center is housed within the Prentice Gautt !CADEMIC#ENTERANDHOUSESNEARLYCOMPUTERS available exclusively to our student-athletes. Students also enjoy j y a large g amount of storage g space p on our athletic network. Laptop computers are checkedd out


to students when the computer center is unavailable. This allows access to our network and resources 24 hours a day. The laptop program is very important in helping athletes stay on top of their schoolwork when traveling. Group training is provided for all new student-athletes during the ďŹ rst week of supervised study. This helps familiarize each student with our resources and procedures. )NDIVIDUALTRAININGSESSIONSAREAVAILABLETOEACHSTUDENT and lab technicians are always on hand to help. 4HE+ERR&OUNDATION#OMPUTER#ENTERHASBEENAMODELFOR other universities around the country. We plan on being a leader in the future as well. Upgrades are scheduled annually and there is a deep commitment from the !THLETICS$EPARTMENTENSURESTHATTHEEXCELLENCEINTHE computer center will continue for a long time. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER This academic center focuses on developing communication and public speaking skills for studentathletes. The state-of-the-art center, coordinated by a broadcast professional, builds strong media relations skills through the use of video equipment. KERR FOUNDATION FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER To assist you in speaking, listening, reading and writing in OTHERLANGUAGES THE+ERR&OUNDATION&OREIGN,ANGUAGE Center offers a multimedia environment that provides instruction in all foreign languages and in English as a second language. On an individual basis, students have the option of working with computers, audio-visual equipment and tutors in order to enhance their language experience.

MATH CENTER )FPERFORMINGMATHFUNCTIONSISAPROBLEM THESOLUTION ISTHE-ATH#ENTER!SASUPPLEMENTTOCLASSINSTRUCTION the Math Center provides all levels of math computations, concepts and problems to help students review course MATERIAL)NADDITION ITOFFERSPERSONALANDGROUPTUTORING sessions to assist with math assignments. READING/STUDY SKILLS CENTER )FSTUDENTSHAVETROUBLEWITHASSIGNEDTEXTBOOKREADINGS ORSTUDYING THE2EADINGAND3TUDY3KILLS#ENTERCANHELP )TPROVIDESREADINGANDSTUDYINGTECHNIQUESANDITSSTAFF teach how to make direct applications to current resources. Consultation, computer-assisted instruction, tutoring and independent activities are available. THOMPSON WRITING CENTER Because learning and writing are essential life long skills which can always be strengthened, the Writing Center offers personalized instruction to student-athletes who seek assistance in refreshing, reviewing, or improving these skills. The Thompson Writing Center offers a dynamic, positive atmosphere to help student-athletes generate ideas and strategies for writing assignments. Consultants help student-athletes organize papers, review grammatical basics, develop proofreading and library research skills, and design rĂŠsumĂŠs. THE PATH TO GRADUATION Steps For Building “Champions For Lifeâ€?

STEP ONE: Assessment New Student-Athlete Assessment -The academic assessment process begins with an entry-level assessment of all incoming student-athletes. This assessment is designed to help student-athletes know their strengths and weaknesses in content areas such as reading, writing, and mathematics. With this information, we can determine if student-athletes have the skills necessary to succeed in standard entry-level courses. Some results from this initial assessment may require additional testing, enrollment in developmental courses and academic services, or programs recommended based on individual needs. The ultimate purpose of our assessment is to ensure that studentathletes have the appropriate academic support services to achieve academic success. STEP TWO: Skill Development Tutorial Program !COMPREHENSIVETUTORINGPROGRAM of approximately 150 tutors provides one-to-one and small-group instruction. Student-athletes are assisted with study skills, problem-solving techniques and speciďŹ c COURSEMATERIAL!THLETIC3TUDENT,IFE/FlCECOUNSELORSMAY recommend tutors or a student-athlete may request one independently. Study Skills - The Study Skills Center provides studentathletes with assistance in college reading strategies and INDIVIDUALINSTRUCTIONFORREADINGIMPROVEMENT!LEARNING specialist regularly conducts time management and study skills workshops. The staff’s goal is to help student-athletes become independent writers and learners in the academic environment.

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Computer Skills 4HE+ERR&OUNDATION!THLETIC#OMPUTER #ENTER ALSOLOCATEDINTHE0RENTICE'AUTT!CADEMIC#ENTER provides student-athletes with computer knowledge and access. The Computer Center is open six days a week with extended hours offered during peak times. Made possible FROMA +ERR&OUNDATIONMATCHINGGRANT THE !THLETIC#OMPUTER#ENTERISEQUIPPEDWITHMORETHAN 200 state-of-the-art computers, including Macintosh and Windows-compatible computers with color monitors, #$ 2/-DRIVESANDMODEMS(IGH SPEEDHIGH RESOLUTION laser printers, digital camera, video equipment and a scanner are also available for student-athlete use. Software in use includes all popular word processing programs, spreadsheet programs, presentation programs, databases ANDDESKTOPPUBLISHINGGRAPHICDESIGNPROGRAMS)N addition, computer training courses are provided each semester and portable computers are available to student-athletes who need computer access after 11 p.m. !PPROXIMATELYPORTABLESAREALSOAVAILABLETOTEAMS when traveling. Foreign Language -4HE+ERR&OUNDATION&OREIGN,ANGUAGE Center was established to assist student-athletes with speaking, listening, reading and writing in different languages. The Center, coordinated by a Modern Languages department instructor, offers a top-notch multimedia environment for all foreign language instruction. Math Skills -2EALIZINGTHEINCREASINGROLEMATHEMATICS PLAYSINSOCIETYTODAY THE0RENTICE'AUTT!CADEMIC#ENTER aims to help all student-athletes achieve an understanding of math and related topics in their course work. The

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Mathematics Center offers regular instruction for studentathletes placed in preparatory mathematics courses and tutorial consultation in all math and statistics courses. Career Preparation !T/5 NON ATHLETICCAREERPREPARATION is enhanced through workshops in rĂŠsumĂŠ development, job search strategies, interviewing skills and graduate SCHOOLPREPARATIONASSISTANCETHROUGHTHE+ERR#AREER Center. The Sooner Career Program is dedicated to educating student-athletes about the world of work and providing a transition from college athletics to their ďŹ rst careers. The program includes the OU Career Fair, career information seminars, opportunities for summer internships in various ďŹ elds, an employment referral service and mentorship opportunities for graduating student-athletes. The Career Center, an exciting learning center, allows student-athletes the opportunity to explore potential careers and majors through a variety of RESOURCES!DDITIONALLY STUDENT ATHLETESAREABLETOTAKE personality and career inventories via computer. The Sooner #AREER0ROGRAMISJOINTLYSPONSOREDBYTHE/5!THLETICS $EPARTMENT THE3OONER#LUBANDTHE6ARSITY/!SSOCIATION Communication Skills - Communicating well is an essential skill in successful personal and professional interaction for OU student-athletes. The OU Communications Center offers training for effective oral communication and media RELATIONS!WORKINGMEDIACONFERENCEROOMFEATURINGA stage and a modern audio-visual systems is available in a state-of-the-art communications center.

SUPERVISED STUDY Supervised study is a monitored study program designed to provide student-athletes with organized study and tutoring time in a exible environment conducive to successful learning. Supervised study is required for all ďŹ rst-semester freshmen, transfer student-athletes, STUDENT ATHLETESWITHACUMULATIVE'0!BELOW and any student-athlete who the coaching staff and the Student Life academic staff believe would beneďŹ t from the experience. Supervised study is exible for all studentATHLETES!LLFRESHMANANDTRANSFERSTUDENT ATHLETESARE required to put in 10 hours a week in their ďŹ rst semester ATTHE5NIVERSITY!NYSTUDYAREAORLEARNINGCENTERIS available for use during these times. ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE AND TUTORING Tutors are available to assist student-athletes in all subject AREAS)NDIVIDUALORSMALLGROUPSESSIONSCANBEARRANGED with content experts either allocated by academic services ORPERSONALLYREQUESTEDBYTHESTUDENT ATHLETE!CADEMIC services also provides revision groups, study sessions and weekly instruction on an individual or group basis in order to ensure student-athlete success. LEARNING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM Learning specialists are assigned by academic services to designated student-athletes to assist them with study skills, problem solving techniques, and time management. The primary goal of the learning program is to create an environment conducive to student-athlete success in the UNIVERSITYACADEMICSETTING4HESTAFFOFTHE!THLETIC3TUdent Life ofďŹ ce promote this environment of academic sucCESSTHROUGHSEVERALMETHODS!RRIVINGATACOLLEGECAMPUS CESSTHROUGHSEVERALMETHODS!RRIVVINGATACOLLEGECAMPUS


OKLAHOMA REMEMBERS GAUTT Prentice Gautt ushered in a new era for Oklahoma football when he landed a spot on the 1956 team. Former Sooner head coach Bud Wilkinson was pressured against giving Gautt a scholarship. A group of black doctors and pharmacists gave money for Gautt to attend the school. Within a year, Gautt was given a scholarship and the donated amounts were given to another black student. Gautt, considered Oklahoma’s best player in 1958, was a two-time All-Big Eight player and 1959 Orange Bowl MVP. During his senior year, Gautt was named to the academic All-America team and eventually earned master’s and doctorate degrees in psychology. The academic center for student-athletes at the University of Oklahoma was named in Gautt’s honor in 1999. A special assistant to the commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, Gautt passed away on March 17, 2005.

can be very intimidating for both freshmen and transfer students. Our program provides a learning specialists to help familiarize the student-athlete with the academic and social culture at OU, thus helping to ease the transition to the University setting for student-athletes. STEP THREE: Counseling Personal Career Counseling - Student-athletes receive caring, professional support from Dr. Gerald Gurney and his staff at all levels. This support may take several forms, including career choice, academic or personal decisions. Academic Counseling and Advisement - Six professional athletic academic counselors are present to help studentATHLETESTHROUGHTHEEDUCATIONALPROCESS!PPROXIMATELY one counselor per 100 student-athletes is available to assist the student-athletes with planning class schedules, choosing degree programs and setting personal and academic goals. Psychological Counseling and Sport Psychology (PROS) 4HE0RENTICE'AUTT!CADEMIC#ENTERISSTAFFEDWITHA licensed Counseling Psychologist and several psychological counselors and interns to provide a wide array of counseling and performance enhancing services. Studentathletes may visit the staff to conďŹ dentially discuss anything impacting their academic, athletic or personal lives. OU’s national award-winning program has become a model for other programs to follow. Academic Monitoring - Course attendance and course performance are checked a minimum of four times per semester for each student-athlete participating in the intercollegiate athletic program. Personal Health and Nutritional Counseling - The personal health and nutritional needs of student-athletes are monitored by the OU Sports Medicine staff of physicians and certiďŹ ed athletic trainers. The Wagner Dining Center makes every effort to accommodate the special dietary

and nutritional requirements of OU student-athletes. The cafeteria serves all three meals with several healthy entrees to choose from. The menu is designed to meet the nutritional needs of every individual student-athlete by allowing each athlete to choose from a variety of options to accommodate the unique demands of his/her schedule. )NADDITION APROGRAMTOPROMOTESUBSTANCEABUSE awareness requires student-athletes to enroll in a campus personal health course focusing on substance abuse, human sexuality, nutrition and stress management. STEP FOUR: Faculty Relations Faculty Guest Program - The faculty guest program’s purpose is to enhance the athletic department’s relationship with the faculty and staff. Faculty members are selected to be guest coaches for the week in all sports throughout the academic year. During that time, the faculty guests are provided with a list of planned activities that are designed to give them an opportunity to experience various aspects of the athletic department’s operations and introduce them to student-athlete lifestyles and expectations. STEP FIVE: Resident Life Sooner Housing Center - Student-athletes reside in a variety of University housing environments, including the Sooner Housing Center. The Sooner Housing Center, MANAGEDBY!THLETIC3TUDENT,IFESTAFF ISLOCATEDACROSS the street from the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial 3TADIUM)TPROVIDESALIVINGENVIRONMENTTHATISCONDUCIVE to the academic and personal development of studentathletes. The Sooner Housing Center was the winner of the 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2009 President’s Trophy for the outstanding housing center on the OU campus and was recognized for its contribution to academic excellence, innovative programming and campus diversity. The Sooner Housing Center was also selected as the President’s Trophy runner-up in 1997, 2000 and 2006.

STEP SIX: Life Skills, Academic Recognition, Graduation/Post Eligibility, Community Service and Student-Athlete Leadership Life Skills Program /5ISAMEMBEROFTHE.#!!S,IFE3KILLS0ROGRAMANDIS dedicated to contributing to the growth and development of student-athletes through academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, community service ANDCAREERDEVELOPMENT4HE/5!THLETICS$EPARTMENT offers and maintains a strong commitment through comprehensive programs to fully develop the studentathletes’ academic and personal potential, while enjoying the highest levels of athletic competition. Academics Awards Program 4HE/5!THLETIC3TUDENT,IFE program places special emphasis upon recognition of outstanding academic performances by student-athletes. !NAWARDSBANQUETISHELDINTHESPRINGTORECOGNIZE special award winners and scholar athletes who have ACHIEVEDA'0!ORHIGHER'RADUATINGSTUDENT ATHLETES receive recognition prior to OU’s graduation ceremonies in May during a reception. Each is given an “Oâ€? ring, representing their athletic participation and graduation FROM4HE5NIVERSITYOF/KLAHOMA!LLSCHOLARSHIP student-athletes who exhaust their eligibility within eight semesters may receive an additional year of ďŹ nancial aid within a six-year period. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee - Student-athlete leaders from each sport comprise the Student!THLETE!DVISORY#OMMITTEE WHICHAIMSTOIMPROVE communication with the athletic and University administration regarding student-athletes’ needs and CONCERNS4HE3TUDENT !THLETE!DVISORY#OMMITTEE developed a community outreach partnership with the Oklahoma Youth Center, a local residential facility for PHYSICALLY MENTALLYANDSEXUALLYABUSEDCHILDREN3!!# also designs programs that encourage excellence in academics and social responsibility and serve to represent student-athletes on campus-wide committees.

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OU Experiences Another Year of All-Around Success Baseball The 2009 Sooner baseball team advanced to the program’s fourth regional ďŹ nal in the last ďŹ ve years under head coach Sunny Golloway. OU received the nation’s No. 7 seed in THE.#!!4OURNAMENT APROGRAMlRST ANDlNISHEDTHE campaign with a 43-20 mark, the second most wins since the Sooners won the 1994 National Championship. While /5SNDAPPEARANCEINTHE.#!!4OURNAMENTFELLSHORT the Sooners had plenty to celebrate throughout the season as they ďŹ nished second in the Big 12 standings (a half game behind Texas). Men’s Basketball )F*EFF#APELORANYONEELSEHADLINGERINGQUESTIONS regarding Blake GrifďŹ n’s abilities heading into 2008-09, the sophomore forward answered them emphatically by LEADINGTHE3OONERSTOA RECORDnTHEIRlFTH WIN SEASONINHISTORYnANDTOWITHINANEYELASHOFTHE&INAL Four (they lost to eventual national champion North Carolina in the Elite Eight). OU’s 13-3 record in Big 12 Conference play tied as its best in the 13-year history of the league, and a 25-1 start to the season resulted in a threeWEEK.ONATIONALRANKINGIN&EBRUARYnTHEPROGRAMS HIGHESTPERCHINYEARS!LL'RIFlNDIDTOHELP/5SCAUSE was author one of the most impressive single seasons in recent college hoops memory and win every national player of the year honor.

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Women’s Basketball Women’s basketball had one of its most successful seasons in history, culminating at the program’s second Final &OURAPPEARANCEIN3T,OUISIN!PRIL,EDBYSENIOR #OURTNEY0ARIS THElRSTEVERFOUR TIME!LL !MERICAN DESIGNATEDBYTHE!SSOCIATED0RESSAND53"ASKETBALL 7RITERS!SSOCIATION THE3OONERSMATCHEDAPROGRAMRECORD with 32 wins, including a record 20-game winning streak, and earned their sixth Big 12 regular-season title -- the third for OU in four seasons.

with 54 points per game and became the ďŹ rst program to score 60 or more points in ďŹ ve straight games en ROUTETOTOTALING PLUSONTHEYEAR AN.#!!RECORD in the modern era. Oklahoma made its 10th straight bowl appearance, its sixth in the BCS and fourth in the championship game. Quarterback Sam Bradford became OU’s ďŹ fth Heisman Trophy winner and joined offensive GUARD$UKE2OBINSONASCONSENSUS!LL !MERICANS Oklahoma won 11 or more games for the eighth time in Bob Stoops’ 10 seasons.

Cross Country The women’s cross country program was represented at THE.#!!#HAMPIONSHIPSFORTHElFTHTIMEINTHELASTSIX YEARSASSOPHOMORE+ELLY7ATERSADVANCEDTOTHETITLE MEETIN4ERRE(AUTE )ND7ATERSlNISHEDRDATTHEMEET 16th among sophomores and ninth among Big 12 runners. 7ATERSADVANCEDTOTHEMEETAFTERGARNERING!LL 2EGION HONORSWITHATH PLACElNISHATTHE.#!!-IDWEST 2EGIONAL7ATERSALSOGRABBEDALL CONFERENCEHONORSBY ďŹ nishing ďŹ fth at the Big 12 Championships. Classmate *ESSICA%NGELlNISHEDTHATTHECONFERENCEMEET4HE men’s season was highlighted by a second-place ďŹ nish at THE!RKANSAS-ISSOURI3OUTHERNDUAL

Men’s Golf The OU men’s golf team recorded three top-ďŹ ve ďŹ nishes during the season, including a win at the Macdonald Cup on Oct. 5 in New Haven, Conn. That title was OU’s ďŹ rst tournament victory since the 2006 Big 12 Championship. Oklahoma defeated 13 other squads and inclement weather in its eight-shot triumph for the tournament CROWN)TWASTHEFOURTHTOURNAMENTTITLEFORTHE3OONERS IN*IM2AGANSlNALSEASONATTHEHELM2AGANRESIGNED IN*UNEANDWASREPLACEDBY2YAN(YBL MOSTRECENTLYAN assistant coach for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Football Oklahoma won its sixth Big 12 Football Championship and became the ďŹ rst program to win the crown in three he ďŹ rst to win consecutive seasons, after becoming the ners led the nation back-to-back titles a year ago. The Sooners

Women’s Golf 0ACEDBY+ENDALL$YESSOLIDSENIORCAMPAIGN THE women’s golf team captured four top-ďŹ ve ďŹ nishes in its REGULARSEASONTOURNAMENTS!SUCCESSFUL/CTOBERSAW OU take ďŹ fth place at the 13-team Windy City Collegiate Championships and third place at the 17-team Price’s “Give @%M&IVEv)NVITATIONALWITHASEASON LOW  


Men’s Gymnastics Head Coach Mark Williams and the Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team completed another championship year, ďŹ nishing undefeated in the regular season and adding three national individual titles to its history. 3TEVEN,EGENDREPROVEDREADYTOFOLLOWIN*ONATHAN Horton’s footstep’s by capturing three individual national championships. The sophomore claimed the national allaround title and two individual titles on oor and vault to move past Bart Conner (three titles) in the OU record books. Legendre’s ďŹ ve national titles in his two-year career left him one behind Horton’s total. Women’s Gymnastics !NOTHERYEARANDITWASANOTHERCROWNFORTHE5NIVERSITY of Oklahoma women’s gymnastics squad. The Sooners won their second straight Big 12 title in 2009, marking the program’s eighth overall conference championship. Head COACH+*+INDLERHASGUIDEDTHE3OONERSTO"IGTITLES in two of her ďŹ rst three seasons. Oklahoma advanced to its SIXTHCONSECUTIVE.#!!#HAMPIONSHIP JOINING!LABAMA Florida, Georgia, LSU and Utah as the only schools to ADVANCETOTHEEVENTEACHYEARSINCE)NDIVIDUALLY Haley DeProspero (beam), Megan Ferguson (bars and BEAM AND!SHLEY*ACKSONBARS BECAME/5SLATEST conference event champions as Oklahoma clinched event titles on beam and oor at the Big 12 Championship. Soccer Sophomore Whitney Palmer became one of three Sooners in school history to collect Big 12 honors in multiple years AFTERBEINGNAMEDTOTHE!LL "IGSECONDTEAMIN The Plano, Texas, native is also the ďŹ rst Sooner to lead the team outright in goals scored in back-to-back seasons SINCE*ONETTE#OQUAT  4HE3OONERSlNISHED

at 3-15-1 overa overall and placed ninth in the Big 12 standings with a 2-7-1 mark. Softball The OU softball team wrapped up the year 40-16 overall and 14-4 in Big 12 play. The Sooners won their fourth "IGREGULARSEASONTITLEANDHOSTEDAN.#!!2EGIONAL FORTHESECONDCONSECUTIVEYEAR*UNIOR!MBER&LORES was named Big 12 Player of the Year and head coach Patty Gasso earned her fourth Big 12 Coach of the Year HONOR&LORESWASAlRSTTEAM!LL !MERICASELECTIONBY THE.ATIONAL&ASTPITCH#OACHES!SSOCIATIONANDSENIOR 3AMANTHA2ICKETTSWASNAMEDTOTHESECONDTEAM Women’s Tennis The women’s tennis team ďŹ nished its ďŹ rst season under head coach David Mullins with a 9-14 overall record and a 3-9 Big 12 record. The Sooners faced a challenging schedule, playing 15 of their 23 matches on the road with nine matches against nationally ranked opponents. Men’s Tennis The men’s tennis team (12-10, 1-5 Big 12) began the spring season at No. 71 nationally and had three players ranked in THE)4!TOP/5ENDEDTHESPRINGSEASONWITHANATIONAL ranking of 44th as the Sooners faced one of the toughest schedules in the nation, one that included duals against 15 TEAMSINTHE)4!TOP Track & Field The fourth year under head coach Martin Smith marked a continued growth for the Sooners as OU added 13 !LL !MERICANSANDONE.#!!CHAMPIONIN/NTHE conference front, the men and women combined to earn four Big 12 titles. The Sooners reached the double-digit

MARKIN!LL !MERICAHONORSFORTHETHIRDCONSECUTIVEYEAR WITHEIGHTCOMINGATTHE.#!!/UTDOOR#HAMPIONSHIPS ANDlVEATTHE.#!!)NDOOR#HAMPIONSHIPS/NEOFTHE !LL !MERICANS FRESHMAN7ILL#LAYE CLAIMEDTHEPROGRAMS TH.#!!TITLEWITHAWININTHETRIPLEJUMPWHILEANOTHER 4I!NCA-OCK RECORDEDASWEEPOFTHE"IG#ONFERENCE titles, claiming indoor and outdoor titles in the long jump. !NOTHERFRESHMAN ,UKE"RYANT EARNEDTHE"IGTITLEIN the discus. Volleyball With a young squad in 2008, the Sooners surpassed expectations. The team ďŹ nished 12-16 overall, 8-12 in Big 12 play for a seventh-place ďŹ nish. The Sooners started three freshmen and one transfer for the majority of the year, the only team in the league to have that young a starting group. OU recorded its one of its biggest win in school history on Oct. 29, upending then-third-ranked Texas in !USTIN)TWAS/KLAHOMASlRSTWINOVERATOPlVEOPPONENT and the Sooners’ second win in the series. The freshmen duo of Caitlin Higgins and Brianne Barker were named to THE"IG!LL &RESHMANTEAM Wrestling The University of Oklahoma wrestling squad tallied its MOSTVICTORIESINSEVENSEASONSINHEADCOACH*ACK3PATES 16th season at the helm as the 2009 squad ďŹ nished with a  OVERALLRECORD)TMARKEDTHETHSTRAIGHTSEASONTHAT 3PATESHADLEDTHE3OONERSTOATLEASTWINS)N/5SSECond dual of the season against Oklahoma City, the Sooner head coach picked up his 200th win overall in Norman.

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A Storied and Active Tradition of Athletics Excellence The University of Oklahoma athletics program boasts a tradition that few schools can rival. Over the years, Sooner squads have combined for 26 team national championships including eight in men’s gymnastics, seven in football, seven in wrestling, two in baseball, one in men’s golf and one in softball. The Sooner tradition isn’t something buried in the past. )TINSPIRES/5SSTUDENT ATHLETESTOGREATERHEIGHTSEVERY SEASON)N  THE3OONERFOOTBALLTEAMCOMPETED in its sixth BCS bowl in just seven years and, in 2008, the men’s gymnastics team earned its ďŹ fth national title in SEVENSEASONS)N THE3OONERMENSANDWOMENS basketball teams carved their spot in history by advancing TOTHE.#!!&INAL&OUR ONLYTHETHIRDTIMEIN.#!! history a school accomplished the feat with both teams in the same year. The OU women added another ďŹ rst in 2005-06, becoming the ďŹ rst team men’s or women’s, in Big 12 history to go 16-0 in league play. Even more remarkable, during the 2001-02 season, the OU football and men’s and women’s basketball teams combined for 74 wins -- the most ever for those three sports by A$IVISION)SCHOOLINASINGLESEASON/KLAHOMAWENT  in football, 31-5 in men’s basketball and 32-4 in women’s basketball. The University of Oklahoma now stands alone in college sports’ 30-30-10 club, created exclusively by OU. Oklahoma’s student-athletes continue to lead in the classroom and their actions in the community are exemplary. With the Great Expectations campaign, Oklahoma

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continues to build the ďŹ nest facilities in the nation. Each day, it becomes more evident that the University of Oklahoma has become one of the ďŹ nest comprehensive athletics program in the country. When OU student-athletes raise the trophy of another championship, the hands responsible for hoisting that trophy symbolize thousands of Sooners around the globe. The following represents a closer look at the tradition powering the Oklahoma Sooners: s/KLAHOMAWASPLAYINGFOOTBALLBEFOREITWASASTATE)TS ONLYONEOFTWO$IVISION)FOOTBALLPROGRAMSTOWINSEVEN ORMORENATIONALCHAMPIONSHIPS!ND/5ISTHEONLY$IVISION)FOOTBALLPROGRAMEVERTORECORDSTRAIGHTVICTORIES s/KLAHOMAGYMNASTICSGREAT"ART#ONNERWONTWO.#!! ALL AROUNDCROWNSANDLEDTHE3OONERSTOTWO.#!! TITLESINAND!THREE TIME/LYMPIAN ‘80, ‘84), Conner won two gold medals in 1984. He was INSTRUMENTALINTHEFOUNDATIONOFTHE)NTERNATIONAL Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. s/KLAHOMADEFEATED5#,!INTHE7OMENS#OLLEGE World Series to capture the school’s ďŹ rst softball national championship. The Sooners won 66 games, broke 15 SCHOOLRECORDS HADFOUR!LL !MERICANS THE7#73-OST Outstanding Player, three WCWS all-tournament team members, a Big 12 title, a No. 1 ranking and the he National Coaching Staff of the Year. The Sooners became me just the

SECONDNON 7EST#OASTTEAMIN.#!!HISTORYTOWINA softball national championship. s4HE/5MENSBASKETBALLTEAMHASCOMPETEDINPOSTseason tournaments in the last 28 years. Last season OU produced its 32nd winning season in the last 33 years. No other Big 12 team can boast as many winning campaigns in the span. s3OONERFOOTBALLHASACCUMULATEDSEVENNATIONAL championships, 42 conference titles, 24 bowl championSHIPS !LL !MERICANSANDHADPLAYERSDRAFTEDBY the NFL, including 37 ďŹ rst-round selections and three No. 1 PICKS,EE2OY3ELMON "ILLY3IMS AND"RIAN Bosworth (1987—supplemental). s/KLAHOMASSTORIEDWRESTLINGPROGRAMHASAMASSED conference titles and seven national championships. OU HASPRODUCED!LL !MERICANSANDITSINDIVIDUAL national champions ranks third all-time. s4HE/5WOMENSBASKETBALLTEAMBECAMETHElRSTTEAM to go a combined 19-0 against league opponents, and was one of only four teams nationally to run the table against their league in 2005-06.


s/KLAHOMAFOOTBALLHASPLACEEDFORMER3OONERSINTOTHE s/KLAHOMAFOOTBALLHASPLACEDFORMER3OONERSINTOTHE National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, including three head coaches: Bennie Owen in 1951, Bud Wilkinson in 1969 and Barry Switzer in 2001. s4HE/KLAHOMAMENSGOLFPROGRAMHASPRODUCED!LL !MERICANS EIGHTTHREE TIME!LL !MERICANS EIGHTINDIVIDUAL conference champions, 14 conference titles and the 1989 national championship. s/KLAHOMAMENSBASKETBALLGREAT-OOKIE"LAYLOCKHOLDS THE.#!! SINGLEGAMERECORDFORSTEALSINACONTESTWITH 13. He accomplished the feat twice in games against Centenary on Dec. 12, 1987, and Loyola-Marymount on Dec. 17, 1988. s/5FOOTBALLHASPRODUCEDlVE(EISMAN4ROPHYWINNERS halfback Billy Vessels won the award in 1952, tailback Steve Owens won in 1969, halfback Billy Sims won in  QUARTERBACK*ASON7HITEBROUGHTTHETROPHYBACK to Norman in 2003 and fellow QB Sam Bradford took home the award last season. OU players have captured 63 national awards and the Sooners have also produced ďŹ ve Outland Trophies, four Walter Camp Trophies, four Butkus !WARDWINNERS FOUR$AVEY/"RIEN!WARDS THREE,OMBARDI !WARDS THREE4HORPE!WARDS TWO"RONKO.AGURSKI!WARDS TWO-AXWELL!WARDS ONE4ATUPU !WARD ONE*OHNNY5NITAS!WARDANDONE"EDNARIKAWARD

s4HE/KLAHOMABASEBALLTEAMSWEPTTHROUGHITSREGIONAL s4HE/KLAHOMABASEBA tournament and the World Series without a loss to capture the 1994 national championship. The Sooners topped off a 42-17 regular season with the school’s second national baseball title.

of longtime conference media observers and ofďŹ cials. Tisdale’s No. 23 jersey was retired by Oklahoma in 1997 -the ďŹ rst jersey ever retired by OU in any sport.

s/KLAHOMAGOLFS#HARLIE#OEWASONEOFTHEMOST celebrated amateur players in the history of the game. During his career, Coe captured U.S. amateur crowns in 1949, 1958 and 1959. He also played in 19 straight Masters Tournaments. Coe competed on the Walker Cup teams of 1949, 1951 and 1953.

s3OONERBASKETBALLGREAT3TACEY$ALESGRADUATEDASTHE most decorated player in the program’s history in 2002. She WASTHE7."!STHIRDOVERALLDRAFTPICKBYTHE7ASHINGTON -YSTICS)NADDITIONTOLEADING/5TOTHENATIONAL championship game, Dales was a two-time consensus !LL !MERICAN TWO TIME"IG0LAYEROFTHE9EAR FOUR TIME !CADEMIC!LL "IGSELECTION ANDTWO TIME#O3)$! !CADEMIC!LL !MERICAN

s/KLAHOMAWRESTLINGHASPRODUCED/LYMPIANSWHO have collectively won three gold and two silver medals. Brothers Dave and Mark Schultz both won gold in the 1984 games.

s&ORMER/5LETTERWINNERS-ICHAEL"LACKWOODTRACKAND lELD *ONATHAN(ORTONMENSGYMNASTICS AND$ANNY McFarlane (track and ďŹ eld) represented Oklahoma at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

s/KLAHOMABASEBALLWONTHE#OLLEGE7ORLD3ERIES with a come-from-behind win over Tennessee in the championship game to become the ďŹ rst team in history to claim the title after winning the double-elimination tournament without a defeat.

s4HREE TIME/5!LL !MERICAN!NTHONY+IMWONTHE !44.ATIONALINEARLY*ULY BECOMINGTHElRST!MERICAN golfer since Tiger Woods to win twice in one year on the 0'!4OUR+IMWASALSOAMEMBEROFTHEVICTORIOUS53 SQUADATTHE2YDER#UPWHEREHEPLAYEDACRUCIALROLE in winning the cup with a crushing defeat of Sergio Garcia.

s/KLAHOMABASKETBALLGREAT7AYMAN4ISDALEWASATHREE TIME!LL !MERICANFORTHE3OONERSFROM ANDISTHE all-time leading scorer and rebounder in OU history. He was a member of the 1984 gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and was recently named the greatest player ever in the Big Eight Conference by a panel

s/KLAHOMAFRESHMANGYMNAST-EGAN&ERGUSONBECAME the ďŹ rst gymnast in Big 12 history to win multiple crowns ATTHECONFERENCECHAMPIONSHIP4HE/LATHE +AN NATIVE captured titles on bars and beam, leading the Sooners to their second straight Big 12 title in 2009.

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Some of the Most Recognized Traditions in College Athletics The University of Oklahoma has a long and storied history. The rich tradition has given birth to some of the most recognized pageantry in all of college athletics. Here is a look at the origin of some of the elements that create the wonderful atmosphere so unique to OU:

Boomer Sooner One of the most recognizable college ďŹ ght songs in the country, Boomer Sooner immediately evokes enthusiasm from OU fans and sends chills down the spines of those who dare to oppose them.

Sooners College sports fans are hard-pressed to ďŹ nd a nickname that is as unique and as tied in to a state’s history as a Sooner.The University of Oklahoma is the only school known as Sooners and those who claim that they are Sooners say it with pride.

)N !RTHUR-!LDEN ASTUDENTINHISTORYANDPHYSIOLOGY whose father was a Norman jeweler, wrote the lyrics to the ďŹ ght song, borrowing the tune from Yale University’s Boola "OOLABUTIMPROVISINGTHEWORDS!YEARLATER ANADDITION WAS MADE TO IT FROM .ORTH #AROLINAS )M A 4ARHEEL "ORN and the two combined to form today’s university ďŹ ght song. Though the tune was ďŹ rst made known by Yale, the everlasting success of Sooner squads has taken the melody of Boomer Sooner to national popularity.

4HE/KLAHOMA4ERRITORYOPENEDWITHTHE,AND2UNOF Settlers from across the globe, seeking free land, made their way to the prairies of the plains to stake their claim. One of the few rules to claiming a lot of land was that all participants were to start at the same time, on the boom OF A CANNON !LL SETTLERS WHO STARTED THEN WERE LABELED as “Boomers� and the ones who went early were called “Sooners.� /5 ATHLETIC TEAMS WERE CALLED EITHER 2OUGH 2IDERS OR Boomers for 10 years before the current Sooner nickname emerged in 1908. The university actually derived its name FROMAPEPCLUBCALLEDh4HE3OONER2OOTERSv4HESUCCESSOF University of Oklahoma athletics teams over the years has made the nickname synonymous with winning.

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Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner "OOMER3OONER /+5 Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma /KLAHOMA /+5 )MA3OONERBORNAND3OONERBRED ANDWHEN)DIE )LLBE3OONERDEAD 2AH/KLAHOMA 2AH/KLAHOMA 2AH/KLAHOMA /+5

Mascots The Sooner Schooner is a Conestoga, or covered wagon, reminiscent of the mode of travel used by pioneers who settled Oklahoma. The Schooner is powered by matching white ponies named Boomer and Sooner, and it ventures onto Owen Field in a triumphant victory ride after OU scores. !LTHOUGHTHE3CHOONERWASINTRODUCEDIN ITDIDNOT become the ofďŹ cial mascot until 1980. The Schooner is wellrecognized by college athletics fans across the country and makes regular appearances at university functions. During OU football and baseball games from 1915-1928, Mex the Dog wore a red sweater with a letter “Oâ€? on the side. -EXDIEDOFOLDAGEON!PRIL  ANDHEWASSOPOPULAR among students and faculty that the university closed for his funeral and procession on May 2, 1928. )NTHEFALLOF THE/5!THLETICS$EPARMENTINTRODUCED costumed mascots. The new characters will act as an extension of the Sooner Schooner and its horses to be enjoyed by fans -- especially children -- at all OU athletics contests. The costumes feature traditional collegiate gear as part of their regular uniform, but will don team uniforms for football and men’s and women’s basketball. They were voted “Most Collegiateâ€? by the Universal Cheerleading !SSOCIATION5#! 


Crimson and Cream )N THE FALL OF  -ISS -AY /VERSTREET THE ONLY WOMAN on the faculty, was asked to chair a committee to select the colors of the university. The committee decided the colors should be crimson and cream and an elaborate display of the colors was draped above a platform before the student body. The student body approved with great enthusiasm and immediately pennants, banners, badges and decorations of every description appeared on the streets, in the windows, at chapel, in classrooms, and all public places; however, local merchants could not supply the demand. Even though the school colors have evolved to red and white over the years, you can ask any self-respecting Sooner what the colors are and they will proudly announce “Crimson and Cream.â€? On gamedays, a sea of crimson rolls through OU’s home venues and all Sooners are urged to wear the ofďŹ cial colors to show the rest of the country what school spirit and Sooner Pride is all about.

Pride of Oklahoma The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band has been supporting Sooner Spirit for more than a century. Unlike many other college bands, which began as military drill units, the Pride of Oklahoma had its beginnings as a pep band.

OU Chant The OU Chant is a loyalty song that is sung before every home football game, before and after every men’s and women’s basketball games and at the end of many athletic and university functions.

)NTHEEARLYYEARSOFTHES BOTHTOWNSPEOPLEOF.ORMAN and students of OU participated in a band that played for FOOTBALL GAMES 0ROFESSOR *OHN -ERRILL STARTED THE lRST band in 1901, which was composed mostly of townspeople and disbanded after each football season. Lloyd Curtis, a cornetist, founded the ďŹ rst continuous student band in 1904.

Every fan who wears the ofďŹ cial colors, each current student and student-athlete and all OU alumni are encouraged to stand and raise one ďŹ nger in the air during the playing of the Chant -- a symbolic gesture that shows those who do not know what it means to be a Sooner, the greatness of the university and the unity between all Sooners.

Today, the 300-member Pride of Oklahoma has members representing virtually every college and major on campus. The Pride of Oklahoma stands for excellence in musicianship, academics, school spirit, and commitment to our role in the surrounding community.

4HE #HANT WAS WRITTEN IN  BY *ESSIE ,ONE #LARKSON Gilkey, who directed the OU girl’s glee club from 1936 to 1938 and was voted Outstanding Faculty Woman in 1937.

Boomer Sooner rings out at the end of each rehearsal, and that song is the deďŹ ning element of the University of Oklahoma. Maybe that is why Sooner fans love the band so much. Not much can compare to the ďŹ rst “go-goâ€? at a football game when the Pride of Oklahoma marches the interlocking OU down the ďŹ eld playing Boomer Sooner.

/ + , ! ( / - ! /URCHANTROLLSONANDON Thousands strong *OINHEARTANDSONG )NALMAMATERSPRAISE Of campus beautiful by day and night /FCOLORSPROUDLYGLEAMING2EDAND7HITE ‘Neath a western sky OU’s chant will never die. ,IVEON5NIVERSITY

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Supporting the Community that Supports OU Oklahoma women’s basketball teams have been extremely active in the community since head coach Sherri Coale’s ARRIVALIN)NADDITIONTOPROJECTSWITHTHE5NITED7AY Coaches vs. Cancer, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity and the Children’s Miracle Network, Coale implemented the Sooner Big Sis Program which places women’s basketball players at elementary schools in Norman to serve as mentors and teachers’ aides.

athlete selects a Norman elementary school class and visits the class weekly for an hour.

4HE3TUDENT!THLETE!DVISORY#OUNCIL3!!# ISACOMMITtee made up of student-athletes from all 21 intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of Oklahoma. The group coordinates community service programs for the Sooners each month.

h)WANTOURSTUDENT ATHLETESTOLEARNTHROUGHTHEIREXPERIence here,� says Coale,“how important it is to volunteer to be a part of whatever community they decide to reside in when their playing days are over.�

“Giving back is something that beneďŹ ts us as much as those we’re helping,â€? says OU head softball coach Patty 'ASSOh)TBRINGSUSBACKTOREALITYANDMAKESUSREALIZETHAT THEREISMORETOLIFETHANCOLLEGIATESOFTBALL)FEELITSOUR DUTYTOHELPOUTBECAUSEOFTHEROLEWEREINASA$IVISION) softball program.â€?

Oklahoma’s student-athletes recognize that wearing the Crimson and Cream means representing a popular sports program and themselves as individuals. They are encouraged to respond to a public that adores them, while learning important lessons about making a positive impact in the lives of others and in the community in which they live.

s4HE/5MENSGYMNASTICSTEAMPARTICIPATEDIN!DOPT !N !NGEL 3AFE4RICK /R 4REATANDVOLUNTEEREDATVARIOUS elementary schools in the Norman area. The team earned the Volunteer of the Year award by the Norman United Way AND*UNIOR,EAGUEOF.ORMANFORITSWORKAT.ORMANS Cleveland Elementary School.

The University of Oklahoma men’s golf program has HELDANANNUAL#LUBSFOR+IDSEVENTINEARLY-AYATTHE ,AKEVIEW'OLF#OURSEIN!RDMORE /KLA0ROVIDINGCLUBSAND instruction, the event allows more than 1,000 southeastern Oklahoma youth an opportunity to interact with the OU golf team and coaches.

Community service events for OU student-athletes from the past year included:

OU lives by a clear and strong motto in dealing with ITSSTUDENT ATHLETES)NSPIRING#HAMPIONSFOR4ODAY Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow. To fulďŹ ll that promise, the athletics department and student-athletes take an active role in a number of community service projects. Sooner student-athletes are exposed to life outside of sports and school work with opportunities to serve and help others.

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s7OMENSBASKETBALLPLAYERSANDCOACHESVISITEDTHE Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City and participated in the Sooner Big Sis Program, an event in which each student-

s4HE/KLAHOMABASEBALLTEAMANNUALLYATTENDS7ILLOW 3PRINGS"OYS2ANCHTOSPENDTIMEWITHCHILDRENANDHOST a barbeque, in addition to visiting the “Miracle League� in Edmond and working with children at local elementary schools.

s4HE/5!THLETICS$EPARTMENTPARTICIPATEDINh4HINKIF9OU Drink,� a community campaign to help promote safe and responsible drinking among student-athletes and students on campus. s4HEFOOTBALLPROGRAMPARTICIPATEDIN3PECIAL3PECTATORS for children with terminal illnesses by visiting and playing with the children.

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more than 1,000 Norman Public Schools students in 20 schools as visiting readers, tutors, mentors and other special events including speaking engagements. s4HE/5WOMENSVOLLEYBALLTEAMVISITED3ANTA&E(IGH School, mentored children during lunch at Norman ,UTHERAN#HURCH LED&#!AT!LCOTT-IDDLE3CHOOL REFEREED ANDTAUGHTCHILDRENSVOLLEYBALLFOR*UMPING*UNIORSAND THE(OMESCHOOL!SSOCIATIONANDSPOKETOTHEYOUNGADULTS at Tulsa High School. s/KLAHOMAMENSBASKETBALLHASBEENINVOLVEDWITH COMMUNITYORGANIZATIONSINCLUDINGTHE!MERICAN#ANCER 3OCIETY THE!MERICAN,UNG!SSOCIATION "OYSAND'IRLS #LUBS "OY3COUTSOF!MERICA #ITIZENS#ARINGFOR#HILDREN Children’s Miracle Network, Food and Shelter for Friends, 3OONER2EADING0ROGRAM THE/KLAHOMA"LOOD)NSTITUTE THE/KLAHOMA#OMMITTEETO0REVENT#HILD!BUSEAND Special Olympics, among others. s"RIDGE"UILDERS THE!FRICAN!MERICAN3TUDENT !THLETE Network, organized student outreach programs at Marcus Garvey Leadership Charter School and Moon Middle School helping to impart ideas and strategies to young people that will help them be successful in sports as well as life. s/KLAHOMAWOMENSBASKETBALLPLAYERSSUPPORTEDTHE Special Olympics in Norman and Noble. The players were honorary hug givers and cheerleaders, encouraging

Oklahoma’s special stars. The Sooners also assisted the United Way in its Meals on Wheels program. OU delivered, sacked and decorated bags that contained food items for emergency use during the winter months.

s/5PARTICIPATEDINTHE!DOPT AN !NGEL4OY$RIVEINWHICH TOYSANDCLOTHINGWEREGIVENBYSTUDENTnATHLETESAND DEPARTMENTSTAFFTOTHE3ALVATION!RMY 7OMENS2ESOURCE Center and individuals in need during the holiday season.

s3OONERFOOTBALLPLAYERSSPENTMORETHANHOURS involved in various community projects during the course OFTHEYEARINCLUDINGTHE#LINICFOR+IDS VISITINGELEMENTARY schools and conducting the annual food drive.

s4HE3OONERSSPONSOREDACAMPUS WIDEBLOODDRIVEWITH THE!MERICAN2ED#ROSSWITHMORETHANDONORSWHOSE donations will help save the lives of more than 500 people.

s/5STUDENT ATHLETESHOSTED3AFE4RICK OR 4REATAND provided candy, games and safe entertainment for hundreds of local children and their families at the Lloyd Noble Center.

s4HEWOMENSBASKETBALLTEAMEARNEDTHE#(!-03 ,IFE3KILLS4EAM#OMPETITION!WARD4HETEAMEARNEDPOINTS through community service hours, attendance at life skills EVENTS ATHLETICSCOMPETITIONS "RIDGE"UILDERAND3!!# events as well as participation in campus cultural events. 4HESQUADALSOEARNEDPOINTSFORINDIVIDUAL'0!S

s-ORETHANHOURSOFCOMMUNITYSERVICEWEREPUTINBY OU student-athletes through the Life Skills Program. Events included reading to school children,leading middle school &#!MEETINGS SPEAKINGTOELEMENTARYSCHOOLCHILDREN AND visits to children’s hospital. s4HEFOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL ANDGYMNASTICS teams were involved with Special Spectators, a national organization that invites seriously ill children to attend a sporting event and meet the players and coaches. The Sooners hosted more than 20 children from several Oklahoma City hospitals who attended sporting events on the OU campus.

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Showcasing the Sooners to a National Audience /KLAHOMA!THLETICSISAHOUSEHOLDNAMEDUETOTHE overwhelming media attention that hovers around the Sooners. Writers and broadcasters representing the nation’s most recognized media outlets regularly interact with Sooner players and coaches and routinely spend time in Norman. !NDWHENTHEYCANTCOMETOCAMPUS THOSESAME observers keep tabs on OU thanks to extensive television coverage. The Sooners are at the very center of the college athletics and everybody is watching. s)N ALL/KLAHOMAFOOTBALLGAMESAPPEAREDONLIVE television. OU enters the 2009 season with a streak of 85 consecutive televised games and has been shown on TV 295 times dating back to the 1953 season. s$URINGTHE SEASON THEMENSBASKETBALLTEAM received live television coverage of 28 games, including 17 nationally televised contests. s4HEWOMENSBASKETBALLTEAMWASSEENLIVEFORGAMES during the 2008-09 season, including national coverage for 16 contests. s4HE/5BASEBALLTEAMRECEIVEDTELEVISIONCOVERAGEFOR eight regular-season baseball games in 2009, including ďŹ ve on Fox Sports Net’s national coverage.

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s"OTHTHEMENSANDWOMENSGYMNASTICSTEAMSHAVEHAD regular television coverage thanks to consistent top-10 rankings through the years. The nation focused its eyes on .ORMANIN!PRILWHENTHE3OONERSHOSTEDTHE.#!! Men’s Gymnastics National Championships at Lloyd Noble Center, while the women were shown nationally bringing home the 2008 and 2009 Big 12 Championship crowns. s4HE7OMENS#OLLEGE7ORLD3ERIESISHOSTEDIN/KLAHOMA City each year, with all games shown live across the nation. s4HEPOPULARITYOFTHE3OONERSISEVIDENTINTHEIMMENSE amount of products and apparel purchased by fans. OU ranks 11th in the nation in sales of licensed merchandise. s3INCE /KLAHOMASTUDENT ATHLETESHAVEAPPEARED on the cover of Sports Illustrated 12 times. Sooner football ISONEOFTHEMOSTPOPULARSUBJECTSFOR3)WITHCOVER APPEARANCES50$!4% s/VERTHEPASTNINEYEARS %30.SPOPULAR#OLLEGE&OOTBALL .SPOPULAR#OLLEGE&OOTBALL Gameday production has broadcast dcast on site from 21 of Oklahoma’s games.

s!NAVERAGEOFOVERMILLIONPEOPLELOGGEDONTO SoonerSports.com every month last year, making the OFlCIAL7EBSITEOFTHE/KLAHOMA!THLETICS$EPARTMENTONE of the top collegiate sites in the nation. s-ANYFORMER3OONERSHAVEGONEONTOSUCCESSFULCAREERS as talent for the nation’s top media outlets including CBS’ Spencer Tillman and Stacy Dales, who has worked WITH%30.AND7ESTWOOD/NE2ADIO&ORMER/5ATHLETES are often called on to provide color commentary during regional broadcasts due to their championship experience and athletics expertise.


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Robin Siegfried & Family Strength and Conditioning Oklahoma’s weight training program is a pioneer in the development of strength and conditioning, and is a vital part of the Sooners’ tradition of success. OU strength and conditioning coaches utilize their expertise along with a wide array of equipment and tests to produce national championship caliber athletes. Evaluation, goal-oriented programs, supervision and stateof-the-art facilities help Oklahoma athletes become bigger, FASTER STRONGERANDMOREmEXIBLE4HE2OBIN3IEGFRIED Family Strength and Conditioning Complex, located in the Barry Switzer Center, has 13,000 square feet to facilitate THEINTENSIVETRAININGOF/5ATHLETES!NADDITIONALFACILITY THE2OY7ILLIAMS3TRENGTH4RAINING&ACILITY ISAVAILABLEFOR workouts inside the Everest Training Center. The former 3OONERFOOTBALL!LL !MERICANAND$ALLAS#OWBOYMADETHE center possible through a gift to the University. *ERRY3CHMIDT DIRECTOROFSPORTSENHANCEMENT SAYSTHE complex is a state-of-the-art facility where athletes work closely with six full-time staff members.“Oklahoma recognizes the importance of conditioning,â€? says Schmidt. “This facility is reective of that commitment.â€? The objective of the strength and conditioning program is to ensure each student-athlete in every sport is provided with a sound in-season and off-season program. This program of activity includes strength, conditioning, mEXIBILITYANDNUTRITION!STRENGTHANDCONDITIONING

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coordinator for each sport is provided to assist athletes in reaching the highest possible training levels. The OU strength and conditioning staff takes great pride in providing a very intensive program that helps maintain greater overall body strength and conditioning levels during the season. By maintaining strength in the muscles and connective tissues throughout the season, the potential for injuries decreases. The off-season program is also extremely intensive. Speed, strength, power, agility, fundamentals and nutrition are addressed. The OU staff is committed to full compliance WITH.#!!RULESCONCERNINGTIMEALLOCATIONFORSTUDENT athletes and voluntary workouts during off-season periods. The staff’s interaction with the nutritional consultants on campus is essential. The staff maintains an open channel of communication with the dining staff at the Wagner Dining Center. This interaction enables the strength trength and conditioning staff to ensure that OU athletess receive a winning edge with a sound nutrition program. am.

“Our goal is to get the student-athletes in their best condition,â€? says Schmidt.“That condition will give Oklahoma an edge at the end of a game. Top of the line conditioning is what it takes to be a Sooner athlete. 2UNNING LIFTINGANDGOODNUTRITIONMUSTBEKEPTINA BALANCE!LLTHESECOMPONENTSMUSTBEINPLACEFORAN athlete to compete at the highest level.â€? Located at the south end of the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Barry Switzer Center houses administrative ofďŹ ces, the 9,000-square-foot football locker room, 6,500-square-foot the equipment room, THE  SQUARE FOOT(ENRY*&REEDE3PORTS-EDICINE Facility, over 12,000 square feet of meeting rooms and the 7,000-square-foot Touchdown Club Legends Lobby in addition to the Siegfried and Family Strength and Conditioning Complex.


Henry J. Freede, M.D., Sports Medicine Facility

4HE/KLAHOMA!THLETICS$EPARTMENTFEELSASTRONG responsibility to help its athletes reach and maintain their optimum health and achieve conditioning goals. For this reason, OU has developed excellent training and conditioning programs to lessen the possibility of injuries. However, should injuries occur, the department is committed to a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Complete athletically-related medical services are provided to Oklahoma student-athletes by team physicians and OU’s certiďŹ ed athletic trainers. The University of Oklahoma obtains the services of the best medical consultants available. The base of operation for the Sooners’ medical care is the STATE OF THE ART(ENRY*&REEDE -$3PORTS-EDICINE Center in the Barry Switzer Center. (EADATHLETICTRAINER3COTT!NDERSONSAYSTHEADDITION to the Barry Switzer Center has allowed the university to upgrade to a new edition of rehabilitation equipment that can best beneďŹ t the student-athletes.

From simple therobands to taping tables, the facility offers everything a school can have or hope to have. The Sooner training room is equipped to perform isokinetic joint evaluation for preventive medicine and for post-injury rehabilitation. The therapy room is supplied with the latest modalities on the market.

stated goal of athletic training at Oklahoma is, ďŹ rst of all, care for the student-athletes, thereby granting our sports a competitive advantage and ultimately greater esteem for the entire program. “To that end we are blessed with a full complement of self-sacriďŹ cing medical professionals working on a regular basis with our athletic training staff.â€?

“The addition of space is the greatest beneďŹ t,â€? says !NDERSONh4HISSPACEALLOWSFORDEDICATEDREHABILITATION ANDCONSULTATIONTOTHEATHLETES!NOPTIONWITHTHEFACILITY is the water rehabilitation area. The athlete stands in a pool of water that is adjusted to his or her own physical needs. Cameras are then placed where physicians can monitor the progress made by the athlete on his or her road to recovery.â€? !TOTALTEAMEFFORTISTHEKEYTO/5SEFlCIENCYIN preventing, treating and rehabilitating injuries sustained by student-athletes. These measures keep Sooner athletes at their highest level of performance as they compete for championships. h3PORTSMEDICINEISATEAMEFFORT vSAYS!NDERSONh4HE

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Great Expectations and Beyond With one of the greatest winning traditions in intercollegiate athletics, the University of Oklahoma, its players, coaches and fans understand the meaning of “Great Expectations.â€? OU hopes for and expects great things from its athletics teams -- and the athletes and coaches expect the same from themselves. Time and time again, the Sooners have delivered on this expectation: 26 national championships, MORETHANCONFERENCETITLESANDMORETHAN !LL !MERICANS The University of Oklahoma’s goal is to provide ďŹ rst-class facilities and resources for all the programs and endeavors SPONSOREDBYTHEINSTITUTION/5!THLETICSCAPTURESSOMUCH attention and interest that it requires the help and support of all Sooners to continue the tradition that all have enjoyed. With that in mind, OU launched “Great Expectations...The Campaign for Sooner Sportsâ€? in 1999. “Great Expectations - The Campaign for Sooner Sports,â€? a recently completed fund-raising effort, was about the CONTINUATION OF A PROUD CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION )T WAS a ďŹ ve-year campaign launched with an eventual goal of $100 million, making possible an extraordinary era in new athletics facilities that has led to unprecedented athletic and academic success for OU student-athletes. !MONG THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS MADE POSSIBLE BY 'REAT Expectations’ donors: an expanded, renovated and more beautiful football stadium; two completely new facilities for men’s and women’s basketball at Lloyd Noble Center; new or renovated facilities for baseball, softball, volleyball,

wrestling, softball, tennis, soccer and track and ďŹ eld; new strength and conditioning and sports medicine centers and an indoor training center. Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium The $75 million expansion and renovation of OU’s football stadium, completed in 2004, transformed a towering concrete structure into a beautiful facility featuring the brick and cast stone that characterize OU’s historic buildings. The expansion added 8,000 seats, including 56 suites, on the EASTSIDE!TTHESAMETIME THEPRESSBOXWASREMODELED and outďŹ tted with several state-of-the-art features. This historical facility is the largest sports arena in the state, and following its recent expansion, now ranks among the 15 largest on-campus facilities in the nation. Everest Training Center Considered one of the premier indoor facilities in the country, the Everest Training Center is a 74,000-squarefoot center that includes a full-size playing ďŹ eld, simulated stadium lighting, a complete scoreboard with play clocks, LED 40-yard timing devices and a ceiling that hangs 65 feet above the playing surface to allow for all kicking and throwing drills. McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics While the football gameday facilities in the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium may be more familiar to OU supporters, the north side McClendon Center for )NTERCOLLEGIATE !THLETICS IS ONE OF THE MOST VITAL AREAS FOR OU’s entire athletics program as it is the center of student

learning and athletics administration activities. Robin Siegfried and Family Strength and Conditioning Complex This 13,000-square-foot facility serves more than 500 athletes in OU’s 21 sports. The state-of-the-art facility inside the Barry Switzer Center has been central to OU’s success in recent years and helped develop OU’s reputation as a pioneer in the strength and conditioning ďŹ eld. Barry Switzer Center !SPECIALFEATUREISTHE"ARRY3WITZER#ENTERONTHESOUTH side of the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, where OU’s storied football history is displayed, media conferences are held and recruits are entertained. The center recently experienced a signiďŹ cant upgrade to reect this success and to fully realize the original vision as an exhibit area focusing on OU’s greatest victories and most successful coaching eras. Henry J. Freede, M.D., Sports Medicine Facility This 10,000-square-foot sports medicine facility within the Barry Switzer Center treats athletes from all 21 sports, ensuring the best possible health for OU student-athletes through preventative medicine and post-injury treatment and rehabilitation. Fred & Mary Eddy Jones Foundation Red Room 4HE2ED2OOMISWHERE/5FOOTBALLPLAYERSMEETASATEAM or offensive/defensive units to watch motivational videos before each game. OU’s offense and defense post their goals

TOP NOTCH COURSE The Jimmie Austin Golf Club was honored as one of Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in 2009. It marked the second straight year that the course has made the list.

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for each week, and the Sooner coach holds his post-game press conference in this area. Headington Family Tennis Center Expansion The men’s and women’s tennis teams completed one of the ďŹ nest indoor venues in the country in 2009. Highlights of the new, 55,000 square-foot facility include six air-conditioned courts, championship-quality lighting and surface, and approximately 375 chair-back seats for spectators, which are elevated between the courts. The programs opened a 12-court outdoor championship facility in 2001 during the Great Expectations campaign and was particularly notable because it was donations exclusively from tennis letterwinners who made the new courts possible.

Baseball Practice Facility With an estimated cost of $1 million, the OU baseball team opened an indoor hitting facility and practice inďŹ eld at L.Dale Mitchell Park prior to the 2009 season. The 5,160-squarefoot facility has three full-size hitting/pitching lanes and is air conditioned and heated. Previous renovations to L. Dale Mitchell Park were completed in 2001 when the press box underwent state-of-the-art improvements including four SUITESANDAPRESSAREA THE-IKE4REPS-EDIA2OOM4HE facility originally opened in 1982.

John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex 4HE5NIVERSITYOF/KLAHOMA!THLETICS$EPARTMENTANDTHE soccer program enjoyed a $4.5 million expansion to the SOCCERSTADIUMIN)NADDITIONTOAPRESSBOXANDA permanent grandstand, a multi-use building is located BETWEEN *OHN #RAIN &IELD AT THE /5 3OCCER #OMPLEX AND the Headington Family Tennis Center at the corner of #HAUTAUQUA!VENUEAND)MHOFF2OAD4HEMULTI PURPOSE complex includes locker rooms, meeting and video rooms and ofďŹ ces for the student-athletes and coaches.

John Jacobs Track and Field Complex The project, which was completed in spring 2004, included a   SQUARE FOOTBUILDINGCONNECTINGTHE-OSIER)NDOOR Practice Facility with the Everest Training Center. This new building includes track and ďŹ eld locker rooms, a sports MEDICINEROOMANDAVIDEOTEACHINGROOM4HE*OHN*ACOBS Track was altered and re-surfaced to include European Oval turns for a faster track and nine 48-inch wide lanes. Other improvements include upgrades of ďŹ eld event areas, placing them directionally north/south and east/west to take advantage of wind conditions; spectator seating for 2,000; new restrooms and concessions; and the installation of championship lighting.

Softball Hitting Facility The OU softball team broke ground on an indoor HITTING FACILITY IN *ULY  WAS COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE  SEASON )N  THE 2OBERT % 9OUNG AND &AMILY 3OFTBALL ,OCKER 2OOM WAS ADDED TO THE 3OFTBALL Complex, giving the team a spacious and comfortable GATHERING PLACE FOR PREPARATION AND RELAXATION )N 2003, the softball ďŹ eld was named in honor of retired softball coach and women’s administrator Marita Hynes.

Howard McCasland Field House The Field House is one of OU’s most historic buildings. Many OU alumni fondly recall the ďŹ eld house as the home of OU’s basketball program, which it was until Lloyd Noble #ENTEROPENEDIN)N THE&IELD(OUSEUNDERWENT a $6 million facelift that included a complete interior renovation comprised of a resanded and repainted oor with four efďŹ cient practice courts and chair-back seating THAT OFFERS FANS MORE COMFORT )N ADDITION THE ENTIRE

facility was repainted and improvements were made to the (6!#SYSTEM SOUNDSYSTEM LIGHTINGANDSCOREBOARDS4HE Sooners have also enjoyed renovations done to the training room as well as an upgrade to both the volleyball and wrestling locker rooms. Wrestling Practice Facility #ONNECTEDTOTHE-C#ASLAND&IELD(OUSE THE!THLETICS Department launched a $2.4 million project in 2008. The bulk of the construction will include a $1.3 million addition TOTHE0ORT2OBERTSON7RESTLING#ENTER4HEFACILITYSERVES as the practice venue for the Sooner wrestling team. Mary Jane Noble Women’s Basketball Center )N THE3AMUEL2OBERTS.OBLE&OUNDATIONOF!RDMORE made the ďŹ rst million-dollar gift in OU history with its contribution to OU’s campaign to build a multi-purpose ARENA)N THEFOUNDATIONMADEANOTHERGIFTTOSUPPORT the renovation of the original center, adding ďŹ rst-class matching facilities for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Lloyd Noble Center addition includes two new full-sized practice courts for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Bob and Ann Coleman Men’s Basketball Center The nearly 63,000-square-feet Lloyd Noble Center addition offers a matched set of men’s and women’s facilities, including full-sized practice courts, new team and coaches’ locker rooms, training rooms and steam/spa/sauna rooms. OfďŹ ce facilities and conference rooms provide views of the practice courts as special features and a shared weight TRAININGFACILITYWASCREATED4HE+ERR -C'EE#OURTSIDE#LUB gives fans a venue for special events.

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A University Town with a Championship Spirit Norman was recently named by Money Magazine as No.  OF !MERICAS "EST 0LACES TO ,IVE AMONGhSMALLv CITIES OR locations with a population between 50,000 and 300,000. Norman is an ever-changing city of nearly 100,000 residents. Located in the heart of the state, it has grown to become the third largest city in Oklahoma. Despite its continuous growth, it has maintained the spirit and serenity of a small close-knit community. Since the Oklahoma landrush of 1889, Norman has grown into a popular and smart city. The spirit of Norman and its citizens is unwavering and uncompromising. While other towns were clamoring to become the state capital, Norman residents desired to have the ďŹ rst state university. When the ďŹ rst OU president got off the train and saw a prairie, he saw opportunity. !S HOME TO THE STATES PREMIER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION Norman boasts an excellent quality of life and is a city that thrives on and celebrates the diversity of its community. Legendary University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer called Norman “a university town with a championship spirit.â€? Norman continually exhibits its love for sports by hosting numerous local and national athletic events.

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)NTHELASTlVEYEARSALONE .ORMANHASSERVEDASHOSTOFTHE .#!!-ENS'YMNASTICS#HAMPIONSHIP AN.#!!MENSGOLF REGIONAL .#!!SOFTBALLREGIONALS .#!!MENSANDWOMENS GYMNASTICS REGIONALS .#!! WOMENS TENNIS REGIONALS .#!! TRACK AND lELD REGIONAL AND THE .#!! WOMENS BASKETBALL REGIONALS )N ADDITION THE "IG  #ONFERENCE Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Women’s Golf, and Women’s Gymnastics Championships were held in Norman. Cultural activities are unlimited in Norman, making it the IDEAL BACKDROP FOR THE 5NIVERSITY OF /KLAHOMA !S HOME to people of all ethnic and educational backgrounds, the city has something to offer everyone. Norman is home to a variety of enriching events and attractions, including the Sooner Theater, which hosts a series of entertaining theatrical performances produced by locally-based talent and touring companies. The city also showcases local and regional artists in its ANNUAL-AY&AIR)NADDITION THROUGHTHEUNIVERSITYS3CHOOL of Drama, School of Dance and the School of Music, stage productions are offered year round. The Medieval Fair has become a springtime tradition in Norman as people from around the country converge on the CITYFORONEWEEKENDEACH!PRILTOPARTAKEINAFASCINATING PARTAKE IN A FASCINATING PARTAKEINAFASCINATING look back in time. Each year, an area park is transformed into a festival of sights, sounds and tastes es

STRAIGHT FROM THE -IDDLE !GES +NIGHTS JOUST JESTERS entertain and story tellers spin tales of a magical time in history. The $44 million Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, a state-of-the-art facility designed to display a collection of historical and natural science items that trace the southwest’s development since prehistoric times, opened in May 2000. History buffs will also enjoy the Cleveland Country Historical House which holds exhibits relating to the development of this area of the state. &ORARTENTHUSIASTS THE&RED*ONES*R-EMORIAL!RT#ENTER houses permanent collections, nationally and worldrenowned traveling exhibits as well as a yearly student art show. The museum has recently added the Weitzenhoffer #OLLECTION OF &RENCH )MPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS THE SINGLE most important gift of art ever given to a U.S. public university. Maintaining a progressive approach to the future while remembering its history, Norman continues to be a well-balanced community, proud to be the home of the University of Oklahoma.


NORMAN - By the Numbers 6 - .ORMAN WAS RECENTLY RANKED .O  OF !MERICAS "EST Places to Live by Money Magazine among “small� cities� or locations with a population between 50,000 and 300,000. 18 - Located just 18 miles north of Norman, the state’s capital, Oklahoma City, offers all the trappings of a large metropolitan area within an easy drive. 70 - The average annual temperature in Norman is a cool 70 degrees. The area enjoys a temperate climate with mild winters and four distinct seasons with a warm spring and fall. 100,000 - Norman is the third largest city in the state with nearly 100,000 residents. Despite its growth, the city nurtures and maintains its small, college town atmosphere. OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, is located just 18 MILESFROMTHE.ORMANCAMPUS)TWASTHElRSTCITYSETTLED IN THE ,AND 2UN OF  BECAUSE OF ITS POSITION AS THE CENTEROFTHESTATE)TISBECAUSEOFTHISCENTRALLOCATIONTHAT /KLAHOMA#ITYHASBECOMEKNOWNASTHEHOMEOF!MERICAS

Western heritage. Whether adventure, history, culture or We sports, spo Oklahoma City offers a variety of attractions and activities different from any other place in the country. act

Blazers won the CHL crown in 1996 and are yearly one of THE LEAGUES BEST TEAMS )N ADDITION THE CITY HAS HOSTED NUMEROUS0'!AND3ENIOR0'!4OUREVENTS

/KLAHOMA #ITY WAS BORN ON THE AFTERNOON OF !PRIL  /K 1889, 188 when the central portion of what is now Oklahoma was wa opened to settlement by presidential proclamation. Thousands crossed the borders of “unassigned landsâ€? at the sound of gunďŹ re at high noon. Never before or since has such a “runâ€? occurred anywhere on the earth.

TULSA Tulsa, the state’s second largest city, is located 100 miles to the northeast of Norman in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green #OUNTRY!SKPEOPLETODESCRIBE4ULSA ANDYOULLLIKELYGET MANY DIFFERENT ANSWERS )T WAS A CITY FOREVER CHANGED BY THEDISCOVERYOFOILIN)TISHOMETOARTDECOTREASURES AND NATIONALLY RENOWNED MUSEUMS )TS !FRICAN !MERICAN heritage left its mark, in both the business and music WORLDS!NDITSACITYOFNOSTALGIAANDSPECIALMEMORIESFOR COUNTLESS!MERICANSDUETOITSLOCATIONONHISTORIC2OUTE

By the time the dust had settled on that historic day, many people had staked their claim at “Oklahoma Station,� an area which was destined to become Oklahoma City, a LEADINGCITYIN!MERICA)N /KLAHOMA#ITYOFlCIALLY became the capital after a statewide election moved the state seal from Guthrie. Oklahoma City has become a haven for exciting sports ACTION)TISHOMEOFAN."!TEAM TWOSEMI PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS AND THE HOST OF THE .#!! 7OMEN #OLLEGE Softball World Series and Big 12 Softball Championship. 4HE /KLAHOMA 2ED(AWKS  !MERICAN !SSOCIATION champions (then named the Oklahoma City 89ers), are the 4RIPLE !BASEBALLAFlLIATEOFTHE4EXAS2ANGERS4HETEAM PLAYSINTHE  SEAT!44"RICKTOWN"ALLPARK ONEOFTHE plushest venues in all of minor league sports. The ballpark SERVEDASHOSTTOA.#!!BASEBALLREGIONALANDTHE 2005, 2006, 2007 and 208 Big 12 Baseball Championships.

Tulsa is a cosmopolitan town that appeals to both young families and retirees. National touring exhibitions can be SEENATTHE0HILBROOK-USEUMOF!RT WHICHWASRECENTLY FEATURED ON THE TELEVISION PROGRAM !MERICAS #ASTLES &OR great western art, check out the Gilcrease Museum, and MUSICLEGENDSARECOMMEMORATEDAT/KLAHOMAS*AZZ(ALL of Fame. Other unique attractions worth a stop include the %LSING -USEUM )DA $ENNIE7ILLIS -USEUM OF -INIATURES $OLLS  4OYS 4ULSA !IR AND 3PACE #ENTER AND THE &ENSTER -USEUMOF*EWISH!RT

Hockey mania runs rampant with the recent success of the Central Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Blazers. The

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The Big 12 Conference The Big 12 Conference has established a consistent level of national success on the ďŹ eld and in the classroom as it enters its 14th season in 2009-10. Since it began play in 1996-97, the Conference can boast of 34 team crowns ANDOVERINDIVIDUAL.#!!#HAMPIONSHIPS4HESUCCESS CONTINUEDTHROUGH AS4EXAS!-CAPTUREDNATIONAL titles in men’s golf as well as men’s and women’s outdoor TRACK  lELD 4HE LEAGUE PLACED TWO TEAMS IN THE "OWL Championship Series for the ďŹ fth time and had a team play FORTHE"#3.ATIONAL#HAMPIONSHIPFORTHESIXTHSEASON)N addition, two volleyball teams advanced to the semiďŹ nals OF THE .#!! #HAMPIONSHIP AND /KLAHOMA PLAYED IN THE Women’s Final Four. Missouri softball and Texas baseball punched tickets to the College World Series.

/VER THE PAST lVE SEASONS A TOTAL OF  .#!! TROPHIES have been hoisted by Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one year for the Conference, including each of the past 12 seasons.

!MONGINDIVIDUALHONORS 3ALLY+IPYEGO 4EXAS4ECH BECAME THElRST.#!!$IVISION)FEMALEORMALERUNNERTOWINTHREE consecutive cross country national championships. She WASNAMEDTHE(ONDA!WARDWINNERFORTHETHIRDSEASON as the nation’s top female cross country athlete, becoming just the eighth athlete to win the award three times in any SPORT*ENNY"ARRINGER#OLORADO CLAIMEDTHE(ONDA!WARD FOR4RACK  &IELD WHILE /LEKSANDR .EDOVYESOV /KLAHOMA 3TATE WASNAMED)4!#AMPBELLS4ENNIS0LAYEROFTHE9EAR

)N BASKETBALL  WOMENS AND NINE MENS TEAMS HAVE advanced to their respective Final Fours in the past eight seasons as the Big 12 continues its place among the elite intercollegiate athletic conferences. The six men’s Final Four participants since 2002 are tied for the most of any conference. Numerous national honors have been won by basketball student-athletes during the league’s history. The Big 12 had a national player of the year honoree for the third straight year when Blake GrifďŹ n (Oklahoma) was the consensus winner in 2008-09. Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) GAVETHECONFERENCEACONSENSUS!LL !MERICASELECTIONIN women’s basketball for the ninth straight season.

For the fourth time in its 13-year history a Big 12 student-athlete won the Heisman Trophy. The Big 12 also established a high-water mark, as for the ďŹ rst time in the 74-year history of the Heisman Trophy four of the top ďŹ ve vote-getters hailed from the same conference, including award-winner Sam Bradford (Oklahoma).

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The Big 12 leads all conferences with its six appearances in BCS title games. League squads have played for the football national championship six times in the last nine years with berths in 16 BCS games overall, including two each in 2007 and 2008. The Big 12 led all conferences with ďŹ ve TEAMSRANKEDINTHElNAL"#33TANDINGS)NADDITION ANALL TIMEHIGHNINELEAGUEPLAYERSEARNEDCONSENSUS!LL !MERICARECOGNITIONTHISPASTSEASON MORETHANANYOTHER conference.

The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the ďŹ eld, in the

classroom, or within the community the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game ofďŹ cials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. Big 12 student-athletes also do well in garnering national academic recognition. Sarah Pavan (Nebraska) was NAMED !CADEMIC !LL !MERICA OF THE 9EAR IN VOLLEYBALL in 2006 and 2007 by ESPN The Magazine and College 3PORTS)NFORMATION$IRECTORSOF!MERICAWITHAGRADE point average in Biochemistry. She also won the national academic honor presented for all sports in 2006-07 and was named recipient of the prestigious 2006-07 Honda"RODERICK!WARDAS#OLLEGIATE7OMAN!THLETEOFTHE9EAR She is the ďŹ rst athlete since the Big 12 was formed to earn THE ACCOLADE )N ITS HISTORY THE CONFERENCE HAS OVER  academic honorees, averaging more than 25 each season. The Big 12 can boast of other stories that combine on and OFFTHElELDSUCCESS0ATIENCE+NIGHT4EXAS4ECH WASTHE RECIPIENT OF THE (ONDA )NSPIRATION !WARD IN  GIVEN to an outstanding female college athlete who overcomes adversity to excel in her sport. She was diagnosed with A CANCEROUS TUMOR IN  BUT REBOUNDED TO WIN !LL !MERICA HONORS AT THE  .#!! )NDOOR 4RACK  &IELD Championships.

Competitive excellence, scholarship and sportsmanship AREALLEQUALCOMPONENTSOFTHE"IGPHILOSOPHY!LL "IG TEAMSAND!CADEMIC!LL "IGSQUADSARERECOGNIZED for each sport at the end of their respective seasons.


!TTHEENDOFEACHACADEMICYEAR THE#ONFERENCEHONORSITSTOP MALEANDFEMALESTUDENT ATHLETESWITHTHE"IG!THLETEOFTHE Year and Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year awards. )NSTITUTIONSCANALSONOMINATESTUDENT ATHLETESFORTHEPRESTIGIOUS Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships at the end of each ACADEMIC YEAR ! TOTAL OF  SCHOLARS HAVE RECEIVED OVER  million in postgraduate ďŹ nancial aid through the ďŹ rst 13 years of the program. The Big 12 sponsors 21 sports. Men’s squads include baseball, BASKETBALL CROSSCOUNTRY FOOTBALL GOLF INDOORTRACKlELD OUTDOOR TRACKlELD SWIMMINGDIVING TENNISANDWRESTLING7OMENS teams are ďŹ elded in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, INDOOR TRACK  lELD OUTDOOR TRACK  lELD SOCCER SOFTBALL swimming, tennis and volleyball. The conference is made up of 12 institutions that have shared many traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member SCHOOLS INCLUDE "AYLOR 5NIVERSITY 5NIVERSITY OF #OLORADO )OWA 3TATE 5NIVERSITY 5NIVERSITY OF +ANSAS +ANSAS 3TATE 5NIVERSITY University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, Texas !-5NIVERSITYAND4EXAS4ECH5NIVERSITY The institutions created a league that encompasses seven states, over 45 million people and television households in 18 of the top 100 markets within its geographic footprint. The conference conducts championships for 20 of its 21 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition. The winner of the Big 12 football championship game earns the league’s berth into the prestigious Bowl Championship Series. )N THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS THE "IG  HAS INCREASED ITS BOWL agreements and expanded television opportunities for all sports THROUGH CONTRACTS WITH !"#%30. AND &3. -OST RECENTLY THE league renewed and expanded its multi-year arrangement WITH !"#%30. )NC 4HE NEW CONTRACT BEGAN IN   )NITSlRSTYEARS THE#ONFERENCEHASDISTRIBUTEDMORETHAN billion to its 12 member institutions. The Big 12 staff administers to over 4,600 student-athletes in 21 SPORTS4HECONFERENCEOFlCEISHEADQUARTEREDIN)RVING 4EXAS

BIG 12 CONFERENCE STAFF Commissioner .......................................................................................................................... Dan Beebe Deputy Commissioner .............................................................................................................. Tim Weiser 3ENIOR!SSOCIATE#OMMISSIONER ...................................................................................................4IM!LLEN 3ENIOR!SSOCIATE#OMMISSIONER ..............................................................................................Dru Hancock !SSOCIATE#OMMISSIONER -ENS"ASKETBALL'AME-ANAGEMENT ................................ *OHN5NDERWOOD Chief Financial OfďŹ cer ................................................................................................................Steve Pace !SSISTANT#OMMISSIONER #OMMUNICATIONS ...............................................................................Bob Burda !SSISTANT#OMMISSIONER %VENTS(UMAN2ESOURCES .........................................................Brad Clements !SSISTANT#OMMISSIONER 'OVERNANCE #OMPLIANCE!CADEMICS ............................................ Lori Ebihara !SSISTANT#OMMISSIONER #HAMPIONSHIPS .............................................................................Dayna Scherf !SSISTANT#OMMISSIONER &OOTBALL3TUDENT3ERVICES ............................................................. Ed Stewart Director of Compliance .............................................................................................................. +ERI"OYCE Director of Communications .....................................................................................................2OB#AROLLA Director of Football Championship .................................................................................... Donnie Duncan Director of Marketing ............................................................................................................... -ARK+EITH Coordinator of Football OfďŹ cials ......................................................................................... 7ALT!NDERSON !SSOCIATE$IRECTOROF#OMMUNICATIONS.......................................................................*ONI*AMES,EHMANN !SSISTANT$IRECTOROF#OMMUNICATIONS ............................................................................... Carmen Branch !SSISTANT$IRECTOROF6IDEO3ERVICES ......................................................................................Sean Hollister )NTERNET3ERVICES#OORDINATOR ............................................................................................ +IRON!NDERSEN Championships Manager ........................................................................................................Blair Beneke Business/Ticket Manager ............................................................................................................. Tim Frick %XECUTIVE!SSISTANTTOTHE#OMMISSIONER-ANAGEROF%XECUTIVE!FFAIRS..................................Melanie Ellis !DMINISTRATIVE!SSISTANT......................................................................................................2EGINA%VERETT !DMINISTRATIVE!SSISTANT............................................................................................................Tracy Hunt !DMINISTRATIVE!SSISTANT....................................................................................................... 6ALERIE2OCHA !DMINISTRATIVE!SSISTANT...................................................................................................... Neesha Quinn 2ECEPTIONIST!DMINISTRATIVE!SSISTANT........................................................................... Michelle Peterson 7ILL(ANCOCK#OMMUNICATIONS!SSISTANT ................................................................................ Candice Eng 7ILL(ANCOCK#OMMUNICATIONS!SSISTANT ......................................................................Emily Franzenburg )NTERNET3ERVICES!SSISTANT .................................................................................................Sam Neumann

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Soonersports.com OKLAHOMA ATHLETICS ON THE WEB Oklahoma’s official athletics site, SoonerSports.com, ranked in the top five across the board in CBS College Sports’ rankings of the 213 school and conference sites in its network for the past year. The University of Oklahoma, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner, Sooner Sports Properties, signed on to become a partner in CBS College Sports Network, the industry leader for online networks. It operates Oklahoma’s official athletics Web site, providing Sooner fans with the most in-depth coverage and interactive content of Oklahoma sports that has ever been available. The new and improved Web site, SoonerSports.com, launched on July 1, 2007. The OU Athletics Department and CBS College Sports Network committed considerable research, planning and design resources in developing the new SoonerSports.com. OU is recognized as a leader in intercollegiate athletics and its official site follows in that tradition. For many, the site serves as the front door to the Sooner experience. SoonerSports.com also provides an integral link between OU student-athletes, their families, coaches, Oklahoma students, fans, prospective student-athletes, alumni, media, donors, corporate partners, the University and peer institutions in the Big 12 Conference and the NCAA. The site strengthens Oklahoma’s commitment in bringing its fans the most extensive coverage of the Sooners direct from Norman. By utilizing the latest technology, including webcasts, podcasts, RSS feeds, wireless services and more, OU presents fans with unprecedented opportunities to access official Sooner news, features and multimedia. In addition to Oklahoma All-Access, CBS College Sports Network launched a custom Web site with a variety of online features including an e-commerce store, photo galleries and CBS College Sports Network’s exclusive GameTracker ™ technology, which allows fans to follow live simulated game action, details and full play-by-play of their favorite Sooner sports.

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SoonerSports.com will also receive CBS College Sports Network’s industry-leading online and new media solutions, including access to new distribution platforms such as CBS2Go mobile and podcasting. CBS College Sports Network is the leading digital and cable programming company dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, its many platforms for programming distribution include CBS College Sports TV, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men’s and women’s college sports; sportsline.com/cbscollegesports and its network of more than 215 official athletic sites; CBS College Sports Network All Access, broadband services providing live audio and video of more than 10,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more. Further information is available at www. sportsline.com/cbscollegesports Sooner Sports Properties is a division of Learfield Sports, which administers multimedia rights for nearly 35 collegiate institutions and associations including fellow Big 12 members Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri and Texas A&M. The Dallas-based company also secures marketing partnerships for the Black Coaches Association (BCA) and provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the country. Additionally, Team Services, LLC, a Learfield Sports company, specializes in venue naming rights, marketing research and sales consultation. SOONERSPORTSMEDIA.COM The OU Athletics Department provides an innovative service for media covering the Sooners. Log on to SoonerSportsMedia.com and download high-resolution action photos, mug shots, official OU logos, online credentials and more. Visit the site to request an account for access.

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The official publication covering the 2010 Oklahoma women's golf season.

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