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Madison Petsos

Anna Coursey

Caroline Carlton

Jr. - MB - Portsmouth, Va.

Sr. - RS - Savannah, Ga.

Fr. - RS/MB - Franklin, Tenn.

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Jamie Duffy

Charlotte Harris

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Jr. - OH/RS - Manhattan Beach, Calif..

Sr. - L - Ft. Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jr.. - MB - Powder Springs, Ga.

Cassie Roy

Madeline Dolny

Lizzie Knapper

So. - OH/DS - Palm Harbor, Fla.

Jr. - S - Providence, Utah

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Monica Sanchez

Jr. - S - Schaumburg, Ill.

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So. - RS - Cleveland, Ohio

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Codi Schepp

Fr. - MB - Vernon, British Columbia

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Jennifer Katona

Jr. - MB/OH - Santa Monica, Calif.

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Aimee Frutchey

Sr. - OH - Gresham, Ore.

Emily Rochefort

Zoe Becton

Carly Iannarino

So. - OH/DS - Savannah, Ga.

So. - MB/OH - Albuquerque, N.M.

So. - S - Charlotte, N.C.

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Dan Follett

Greg Walker

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Quickfacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sports Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Season Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 Head Coach Noelle Rooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12 Assistant Coach Greg Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Assistant Coach Dan Follett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Strength & Conditioning Coach Paul Bohr . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Charlayna Braxton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Anna Coursey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Amiee Frutchey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Charlotte Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Zoe Becton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Jamie Duffy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Carly Iannarino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Lizzie Knapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Emily Rochefort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Cassie Roy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Caroline Carlton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Jennifer Katona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Madison Petsos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Monica Sanchez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Codi Schepp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Madeline Dolny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2010 Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-30 Single Season Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Career Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Year-by-Year Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 All-time Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 All-Time Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 This is Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-59

CREDITS The 2011 Mercer volleyball media guide is a publication of the Mercer University Sports Information Department. The guide was written and edited by Andy Stabell. Cover design and layout by Jeff Graham and Andy Stabell. Editorial assistance provided by Dave Beyer and Jeff Graham. Photography courtesy of Mercer University Media Relations and A-Sun Photos. Special thanks to members of the Mercer University Sports Information Department and volleyball offices.

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General

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Macon, Ga. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,200 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1833 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange and Black Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic Sun Facility (Capacity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University Center (3,200) President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William D. Underwood Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Baptist (1982) Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Cole Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mercer (1993) Athletics Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-2994 Athletics Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-2061 Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sybil Blalock Asst. AD/Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Weems Asst. AD/Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Murphy Faculty Athletics Rep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Jeffery Hugdahl

Team Information

2010 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-18 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4/5th Home/Road/Neutral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3/3-10/2-5 Starters returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/4 Letterwinners returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/4 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Coaching Staff

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noelle Rooke Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Southern (1996) Career Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215-189/13 Record at Mercer/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-120/7 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rooke_ns@mercer.edu Best time to reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contact SID Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Walker Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Follett Volleyball Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-2268 Volleyball Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-5224

History

First year of volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 All-time record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257-473 (.350)

Sports Information

Sports Information Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Beyer Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-2735 Assistant SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Graham Assistant SID (Volleyball Contact) . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Stabell Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-5219 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-5350 Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 605-4462 Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . stabell_al@mercer.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.MercerBears.com


SPORTS INFORMATION STAFF

SPORTS INFORMATION TO THE MEDIA

DAVE BEYER

The 2010 Mercer University Volleyball Media Guide is intended to provide you with general information about the Mercer volleyball team. This information should assist you in your coverage of the team throughout the season. Should you need additional information or assistance, please contact Sports Information softball contact Andy Stabell at (478) 301-5219 with any requests. He can also be reached via e-mail at stabell_al@mercer. edu or via fax at (478) 301-5350.

Director

Mens Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country, Rifle PHONE: (478) 301-5219 EMAIL: beyer_wd@mercer.edu

CREDENTIAL REQUESTS

The Sports Information Office will issue credentials to working press only. All credential requests should be made in writing at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled game.

PRACTICES

As a general rule, all practices are open to the media and the public. There may be instances, however, when all or part of a practice session is closed. Please contact the Sports Information Office in advance if you plan on attending a practice session so an escort can be made avaliable.

ANDY STABELL

INTERVIEW POLICY

Media interviews of players and coaches are encouraged, and every effort will be made to accommodate media requests. In-person interviews are preferred, but telephone interviews can be arranged through the Mercer Sports Information Office. Under no circumstances will student-athletes’ residence numbers be supplied to the media.

INTERVIEWS

All interviews with Mercer student-athletes should be coordinated through the Sports Information Office. Players are generally avaliable for interviews up to 30 minutes prior to the start of practice and directly afterward. Head coach Noelle Rooke is generally available in the morning.

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS

Following a 10-minute “cooling-off” period, coaches and players from both teams will be made available to media members outside each team’s respective dugout. The Sports Information Office will poll the media prior to the end of the game to determine any player requests.

FAX & EMAIL SERVICE

Media outlets may request to be included on the broadcast fax and email lists to receieve updates regarding Mercer volleyball. The Mercer Sports Information Office fax number is (478) 301-5350. To be added, submit a request to stabell_al@ mercer.edu.

SPORTS INFO OFFICE

The Mercer Sports Information Office is located in Suite 135 on the first floor of the University Center.

ON THE INTERNET

Additional information on the Mercer athletics program can be found online. News releases, player and coach biographies, historical data, live audio streaming, results and statistics on all 14 athletic programs can be found online at www.mercerbears.com.

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JEFF GRAHAM Graduate Assistant

MERCER SPORTS NETWORK

Mercer University Athletics has announced that it has renewed its contract with Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. to serve as the flagship radio network for the University’s men’s basketball games in 2010-11. The broadcaster’s sister FM stations of Peach 96.5 & 102.5 (WPCH and WZCH ) will serve as the flagship stations for all broadcasts this season. MU will also broadcast selected Bears’ women’s basketball, baseball and softball games. Plans for the expanded coverage to include those sports are currently being formulated, but have not yet been finalized. Mercer’s Atlantic Sun Conference games will be among the broadcasts, including the 2011 A-Sun Basketball Championships, to be played once again this year on the Mercer campus at the University Center. Rick Cameron, “Voice of the Bears” for the past four seasons, will continue to call the play-by-play. Mercer’s senior assistant vice president for marketing communications returned to the broadcast booth in 2006 after originally doing radio play-by- play in the late 1970s.

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Winthrop Classic (Aug 26-27, 2011) Davidson Rock Hill, S.C. Winthrop Rock Hill, S.C. UNC Wilmington Rock Hill, S.C.

5 p.m. Noon 5 p.m.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Macon, Ga.

6 p.m.

Sept. 2 Sept. 2 Sept. 3

Mercer Bear Brawl (Sept 2-3, 2011) TROY Macon, Ga. TENNESSEE STATE Macon, Ga. NORFOLK STATE Macon, Ga.

1 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m.

Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 10

Georgia Tech Regency Suites Invitational (Sept 9-10, 2011) vs. Samford Atlanta, Ga. vs. Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. vs. Georgia Atlanta, Ga.

Sept. 13 Sept. 17 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 9 Nov. 12 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 19

GEORGIA STATE FLORIDA A&M at Troy *LIPSCOMB *BELMONT at UT Chattanooga *at Jacksonville *at North Florida *FLORIDA GULF COAST *STETSON at Florida A&M at Savannah State UT CHATTANOOGA *at East Tennessee State *at USC Upstate *NORTH FLORIDA *JACKSONVILLE *at Florida Gulf Coast *at Stetson SAVANNAH STATE *at Kennesaw State A-Sun Championship A-Sun Championship A-Sun Championship

All times eastern Home games are in bold * - Atlantic Sun Conference match Schedule is subject to change

Macon, Ga. Macon, Ga. Troy, Ala. Macon, Ga. Macon, Ga. Chattanooga, Tenn. Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Macon, Ga. Macon, Ga. Tallahassee, Fla. Savannah, Ga. Macon, Ga. Johnson City, Tenn. Spartanburg, S.C. Macon, Ga. Macon, Ga. Fort Myers, Fla. DeLand, Fla. Macon, Ga. Kennesaw, Ga. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.

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2011 SEASON PREVIEW Mercer head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke begins her eighth season with the team Friday, as the Bears get the 2011 campaign underway at the Winthrop Classic presented by Hampton Inn. Mercer is set to challenge Davidson on Friday night (5 p.m.) before meeting host Winthrop and UNC Wilmington on Saturday. In her previous seven years with the school, Rooke has reached many milestones, including her 200th coaching win, a record-setting 18-win season in 2008 and becoming the school’s winningest coach. This season, Rooke embarks on the fall campaign with three seniors determined to leave their mark on the program. Charlotte Harris, Amiee Frutchey and Anna Coursey have contributed to 43 wins in Orange and Black, but have their sights trained on a program-first Atlantic Sun Conference tournament championship. In the annual preseason A-Sun coaches’ poll, Mercer was picked to finish seventh and Harris was one of eight players named to the preseason All-Conference team. For Rooke, surpassing expectations has become the norm and the 2011 season provides another opportunity to seek an A-Sun title. Mercer’s 2011 squad features plenty of new faces as six newcomers join the ten returners from a year ago. Here is an in-depth breakdown of the 2011 volleyball team. LIBERO – At the libero position, Rooke can breathe easy, as she returns one of the most decorated players in program history. Charlotte Harris, a senior from Chapel Hill, N.C. begins her second season as Mercer’s primary libero. Last year, Harris earned Atlantic Sun Libero of the Year and first-team AllConference honors.

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RIGHTSIDE HITTER – One of Rooke’s most consistent assets in 2011 is Anna Coursey, a senior who has seen an increased role in each season with Mercer. After a 2008 freshman campaign that saw her play in 28 matches, Coursey has upped her kill total in each subsequent season, capping her junior year with 148 kills. Through Rooke’s tutelage, Coursey has developed into one of the league’s premier defen-

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Adding to the depth at the outside hitter position is newcomer Codi Schepp, a 6-2 junior out of Paris Junior College. Schepp, adds size and athleticism and is expected to competed to compete for time at the position.

BEARS

After a breakout 2010 season, junior Jamie Duffy is poised to become one of the league’s most dangerous offensive threats. Last year, Duffy surpassed the 200 kill mark for the first time in Orange and Black and led or tied for the team lead in kills on eight occasions. If last year’s Oct. 30th match at Campbell (20 kills, 15 digs) is a sign of things to come, opponents must gameplan for a way to contain No. 6.

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OUTSIDE HITTER – Amiee Frutchey, another seasoned veteran, highlights the group of talented outside hitters on the 2011 roster. In each of her first three years at Mercer, Frutchey has started at least 28 matches and posted better than 150 kills and 300 digs. Last season, the Gresham, Ore. native tallied a career-best and team-high 274 kills while leading the team in attacks for the second-straight season.

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Harris’ selection marked the first time a Mercer player has been tabbed as an All-Conference first team member. Harris held the conference lead in digs per set from wire-to-wire, finishing the regular season with a total of 638 digs. Her league-leading dig total also marked a program-best single-season tally.

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sive players, racking up 79 total blocks in 2010.

Backing up Coursey are a trio of sophomores anxious to gain additional playing time in 2011. Cassie Roy, Emily Rochefort and Lizzie Knapper each showed flashes of talent a year ago and are viable options for Rooke at the position. MIDDLE BLOCKER – Facing the departure of graduated players Krista Hurley and Libby Hansch, Rooke has the task of changing personnel at the middle blocker position. Returning in 2011 are junior Charlayna Braxton and sophomore Zoe Becton. Rooke believes both Braxton and Becton have the physical traits and athletic ability to fill the void left by last year’s senior class. Joining Braxton and Becton at the middle blocker spot are Jennifer Katona and Caroline Carlton, each newcomers to the program. Katona is a junior transfer from Pittsburgh. In two years at Pittsburgh, Katona appeared in 85 sets and racked up 108 kills. Carlton is coming off a four-year career at Independence High School where she set the school record for kills and racked up a bevy of individual accolades. Among Carlton’s most prominent awards are being named a Tennessee Sport Writer’s All State player twice. Carlton also collected TSSAA All State honors in 2008. SETTER – Taking the reins at the setter position in 2011 is junior transfer Monica Sanchez. Sanchez brings her talents to Mercer after a two-year stop at Kishwaukee College, where she was the starting setter for the Kougars. In 2010, Sanchez was tabbed an NJCAA DII All-American after averaging 10.4 assists per set and racking up 129 aces. Sanchez’s assists per set average was fifth best in the nation while her aces per set figure ranked sixth in the country.

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Madeline Dolny is a late addition to the roster who Rooke believes has potential to be a game-changer at the setter position. Dolny is a 5-8 transfer from Northern Idaho who will likely split time with Sanchez as the floor leader.

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SCHEDULE - Three tournaments, eight additional non-conference matches and 13 Atlantic Sun Conference contests comprise the 2011 Mercer volleyball schedule, announced by head coach Noelle Rooke on Wednesday. “The aim of our scheduling process for this season was to create a suitable non-conference schedule that would compare with our league schedule,” Rooke said. “We achieved our goal of adding RPI boosting challenges while also giving us an opportunity to gain momentum heading into A-Sun play.” For the second time in as many years, the Mercer volleyball team prepares for a fall season in which its Atlantic Sun conference schedule has been changed. Last season, the conference shifted from a homeaway format to a single-round of contests, giving the team 10 league matches. This season, the A-Sun experiments with a divisional system, splitting the league’s 10 teams into north and south divisions. The divide between the northern and southern factions lands in the geographic center of the conference, grouping Mercer with the southern schools while Kennesaw State joins the northern contingency. Mercer’s alignment with the southern half of the league means the Bears square off with the four Florida-based teams (Jacksonville, North Florida, Stetson, Florida Gulf Coast) twice this season. Mercer meets each of the northern division teams (Belmont, Lipscomb, ETSU, USC Upstate, Kennesaw State) just once in 2011.


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2011 Atlantic Sun Preseason Poll

Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

School (First Place Votes) Lipscomb (3) Kennesaw State (2) Belmont (1) FGCU (2) ETSU (1) Jacksonville Mercer North Florida Stetson USC Upstate

Points 85 79 77 72 68 60 49 45 44 17

Seeding and progression of the conference tournament is to remain unchanged, as the six-team field grants the top two teams a first-round bye. The 2011 A-Sun Championship is scheduled for Nov. 17-19 and is hosted by Lipscomb University.

Aside from 13 conference contests, the Bears also compete at three non-conference tournaments, including the eighth annual Mercer Bear Brawl. The 2011 version of Mercer’s tournament brings Troy, Tennessee State and Norfolk State to the University Center for the two-day event (Sept. 2-3). Following the Bear Brawl, Mercer travels to the Georgia Tech Regency Suites Invitational and squares off against the host Yellowjackets, as well as Georgia and Samford.

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School North Florida Belmont ETSU FGCU Kennesaw State FGCU FGCU Mercer

RECORDS

Name (Class) Paige Pridgeon (Jr.) Maggie Johnson (Sr.) Megan Devine (So.) Jelena Simic (Sr.) Alyssa Lang (Sr.) *Jelena Simic (Sr.) Holly Youngquist (Sr.) Charlotte Harris (Sr.)

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2010 Preseason All-Atlantic Sun Team

COACHES

Other non-conference clashes include home and away sets with Florida A&M, Chattanooga, Savannah State, and Troy. A match against Georgia State is scheduled for Sept. 13 at the University Center.

PREVIEW

The season starts with the Winthrop Classic, hosted by the Winthrop in Rock Hill, S.C. Mercer’s first action comes against Davidson before taking on the host Eagles and UNC Wilmington.

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NOELLE ROOKE Head Coach Eighth Season Florida Southern, 1996

Head Coach Noelle Rooke enters her eighth season at the helm of the Mercer volleyball program. The native of Agoura, Calif., is the winningest volleyball coach in the school’s history and recently celebrated her 200th head coaching win in a 3-1 triumph at Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 7, 2009. Since becoming just the fourth Atlantic Sun coach to reach the 200-win plateau, Rooke has tacked on 15 more victories to her career total.

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Rooke’s 2010 campaign saw the Bears collect 14 wins, go 6-4 in Atlantic Sun play and achieve a bid to the conference tournament. Rooke’s appearance in the league’s championship event marked the seventh time she has made postseason play in her eight seasons with the program.

COACHES

The 2010 season also saw Rooke help Charlotte Harris etch her name in the history books as the junior racked up an eye-popping 638 digs. Harris’ dig total was a program record and helped her garner All-Conference first team and Libero of the Year honors.

BEARS

In 2009, Rooke’s 200th win came as a part of a five-match conference winning streak that was the defining moment for the 2009 squad. Facing the loss of four key seniors, the 2009 team battled its way to eleven wins, five of which came in the last six matches of the year.

OPPONENTS RECORDS

Under Rooke that season, Mercer was one of the top defensive teams in the nation, finishing the season ranked 16th in digs per set. Senior libero Claire Tucker, who was honored as an all-conference second-team player, finished the season 8th in the nation in digs per set (5.41). On the offensive front, senior setter Kelly Jansen finished her career as the program’s all-time leader in assists (3,196).

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In 2008, Rooke enjoyed her most successful season with the Bears and became the first volleyball coach in the school’s history to be named conference coach of the year. Rooke earned the honor after guiding the Bears to an 18-10 (13-7 A-Sun) regular season record. The 2008 season featured the highest win total for the program in 14 years and top league win total in program history.

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Not only was Rooke’s squad effective on the court, they also excelled in the classroom. Nine members of the 2008 squad were named to the Atlantic Sun Honor Roll. In 2007, sophomore Jen Darty broke the school single-season record for blocks per game (1.14), and block assists (95) while her older sister, Julie Darty finished her career as the school’s all-time career leader in kills per

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game (3.18). In 2006, under Rooke, the Bears made their marks in the cord books. Jen Darty garnered A-Sun Freshman of the Year accolades, becoming the first Bear to earn the honor since Katie Plummer in 2001. Chelsea Gebben earned a spot in the NCAA record books, serving 22 consecutive points in match against Savannah State. Mercer also set several records in the A-Sun, including the three-game kill (68) and assists (67) records in a match against UNC Asheville. 2006 Bears also made an impact on the school record books, breaking six records in the season and career books.

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Rooke Year-by-Year USC Aiken Year......................................................................... W-L 1997.....................................................................29-10 1998.....................................................................21-18 1999.....................................................................14-14 Three Seasons..................................................64-42

Rowan (N.J.) Year......................................................................... W-L In 2005, the Bears got off to a rocky start as they dropped 15 2001.......................................................................19-9 2002.......................................................................27-9 their first 20 matches including five straight losses to open 2003.......................................................................19-9 conference play. Rooke rallied her young team and chalThree Seasons..................................................65-27 lenged them to play better down the stretch, and the Bears responded with six consecutive wins to close the regular Mercer season, including four straight in conference play. Mercer Year......................................................................... W-L secured the No. 5 seed in the A-Sun Tourney, marking their 2004.....................................................................13-16 third consecutive trip. 2005.....................................................................11-16 2006.....................................................................11-21 In her first season with the Bears, Rooke’s guid2007.......................................................................8-20 her new squad to a 13-16 record and the sixth seed at the 2008. ....................................................................18-11 conference tournament. Rooke coached Katie Plummer 2009. ....................................................................11-18 she finished her career at Mercer and became the first Bear 2010. . ...................................................................14-18 to record over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career. Not Seven Seasons.............................................. 86-120 only that, Rooke was responsible for moving Liz Kane to the libero position, which allowed her to rewrite the Mercer Career Record record books and go down as one of the best liberos in the Thirteen Seasons.......................................215-189 program’s history.

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Taking over a program and raising the bar is nothing new for Rooke. Prior to arriving at Mercer, she served as head coach for six seasons at two different schools where she experienced considerable success. In her first head coaching position, Rooke took over at South Carolina Aiken and went 64-42 in three seasons. While at USC Aiken, she coached two players who earned academic All-America honors. Following her stint at USC Aiken, Rooke spent one season as an assistant coach at Rowan University before taking the helm of the Profs’ program. Once again, Rooke righted the ship and raised Rowan’s expectations. In three seasons at Rowan she went 65-27 and led the Profs to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history. Her 2002 team finished with a 27-9 record and claimed the New Jersey Athletic Conference title for just the fifth time in school history, earning Rooke Coach of the Year honors. An impressive student-athlete in her own right, Rooke was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, soccer and track in high school, earning first-team all-conference honors in all three sports her junior and senior years. She was also named MVP and team captain of the volleyball team during her senior year. Following her stellar high school career, Rooke went on to star as a setter at Florida Southern. She was named team captain and MVP, as well as being named second-team all-conference her senior year. Rooke earned her bachelors degree in sociology from Florida Southern in 1996, where she took her first coaching job as a graduate assistant. She resides in Macon and is married to former Mercer soccer standout, Max Rooke.


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GREG WALKER Assistant Coach First Season

Walker has an extensive coaching career that includes positions at the high school, collegiate and national levels. Most recently, Walker spent six months as an assistant coach with the Juniata men’s volleyball program. At Juniata, Walker played an intricate role in the development of 2011 AVCA first-team All-American Chris Vrooman. Before his stint at Juniata, Walker was as both a student assistant coach and volunteer coach with the storied Penn State women’s volleyball program. From August-December 2009, Walker was the head coach of the Penn State women’s club team, helping the squad capture Penn State’s first League Championship against 10 other Division I club teams. As a player, Walker assumed the roles of setter and libero for the Penn State Altoona men’s volleyball club team, helping the group achieve a top20 ranking among NIRSA Division II programs. Walker has also worked as a clinician at various camps and clinics, including Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (FIVB – Italy), USA Volleyball High Performance Camps and camps at the University of Oregon, Penn State, Stanford University, Villanova University and Emory University. Over the past four years, Walker has also worked in coaching positions at both the Revolution Volleyball Club and the Highland Elite Volleyball Team (Keystone State Games). An active member of USA Volleyball, the American Volleyball Coaches’ Assocation and the National Federatin of High School Sports, Walker is a 2011 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness Studies.

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DAN FOLLETT

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Follet, a native of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, joins the staff after graduating from Juniata College in the spring of 2011. While at Juniata, Follett was a three-year starter and letterwinner for the Eagles and a key member of the 2009 squad that captured the Molten Division III National Championship. That same year, the team advanced to the championship of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association finals before falling to Penn State.

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While competing for Juniata, Follett worked as an instructional coach at the Penn State Volleyball camp, helping develop campers’ fundamental skills while emphasizing the value of teamwork.

Prior to his time at Juniata, Follett was a highly decorated four-year player at Seneca Valley Senior High School. Follett’s list of individual accolades includes being named to the 2007 Fab-50 All-State team, a first-team All-WPIAL selection in 2007 and a second-team All-WPIAL selection in 2006. Follet also collected first-team all-section honors in three seasons with Seneca Valley.

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Follett’s coaching experience began in high school, where he spend time as an assistant coach of the school’s women’s varsity team and head coach of the women’s JV team. In those capacities, Follett helped plan and organize practices, made in-game adjustments and helped organize the 2006 Seneca Volleyball Tournament.

In 2007, Follett also served as head coach of the Pittsburgh Elite U-15 Boy’s Volleyball Club, coaching the team in several tournaments including a trip to the USAV Boy’s National Tournament. While coaching for Mercer, Follett plans to complete coursework towards a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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PAUL BOHR Athletic Trainer Second Season Indiana State, 2008

Paul Bohr was hired as the first full-time strength and conditioning coach in 2007. Bohr came to the Bears after spending the previous two years as an assistant strength coach at the College of Charleston. While at C of C, Bohr designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs, along with speed programs for men’s basketball, volleyball, softball, men’s soccer, golf, cross country, track & field, swimming and equestrian. The Winter Park, Fla., native began his collegiate career as an assistant strength coach at UC Riverside in August 2004 prior to joining the UCLA athletics program in January 2005. While at UCLA, Bohr worked with the Bruins’ football program assisting with speed development while also teaching and monitoring exercise techniques and developing weight management and nutrition training for student-athletes. Bohr is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is also a member of the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) and is a Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT), Specialist in Sports Conditioning (SSC) and a Certified Sports Performance Nutritionist (SPN). He also is a certified member USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a Level 1 Club Coach.

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Paul has been coaching and working with athletes since 1993, designing fitness and speed development programs. Paul worked with numerous professional athletes from teams such as the Miami Dolphins and Orlando Magic.

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A 1989 graduate from UCF with a bachelor’s of business administration, Bohr later received his master’s degree in physical education from Cal State – Dominguez Hills.

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CHARLAYNA BRAXTON

#8

SENIOR MIDDLE BLOCKER POWDER SPRINGS, GA. THE LOVETT SCHOOL

2010: Appeared in eight matches and earned four starts … Tallied 18 kills while collecting eight total blocks … Led the team with six total blocks at Portland State (8/28) … Knocked down four kills on just 10 attempts (.300 hitting pct.) at Washington (8/27) … Pounded out five kills on seven swings (.571 hitting pct.) versus Savannah State (9/21) … Spiked five kills with zero errors at UNC Asheville (10/26) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree. 2009: Appeared in eight matches …Notched first collegiate career dig versus Austin Peay (8/28) … Recorded first collegiate career kill against Lipscomb (10/17). 2008: Attended the university of Alabama-Birmingham and was a member of the Blazers volleyball team.

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Personal: Full name is Charlayna Reye Braxton ... Born on January 4, 1990 ... Daughter of Melvin and Charisse Braxton ... Has one brother, Jalil (15) and a sister Niani (5).

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High School: Earned varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track and field while at the Lovett School ... Named most improved volleyball player in sophomore season ... Honored as the City Life Volleyball Player by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... Named an alltournament player in junior and senior seasons ... Took first in the triple jump and was a member of the recordsetting 4X4 track team at the State Championships ... also played volleyball for the Atlanta Boom and coach Del Hughes.

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2009 8 2010 15 Total 23

K

K/G E

1 0.12 5 18 1.20 9 19 0.83 14

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE 13 -.308 0 49 .184 0 62 .081 0

0.00 0.00 0.00

0 0 0

0.00 0.00 0.00

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0 0 0

DIG 1 4 5

D/G 0.12 0.27 0.22

BS BA TOT B/G 0 2 2

0 6 6

0 8 8

0.00 0.53 0.35

BE BHE 0 0 0

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ANNA COURSEY

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SENIOR RIGHTSIDE SAVANNAH, GA. ST. VINCENT’S ACADEMY

2009: Set career-highs in kills (124) and blocks (51) … Topped .400 hitting percentage in six matches … Had a career-high 11 kills with just four errors at Florida A&M (10/6) … Recorded double-digit kills (10) for the second time in her collegiate career at Campbell (10/24) … Had one or less error in 13 games … Tallied a seasonhigh five blocks and added four assists at FGCU (10/8) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree. 2008: Had two kills and six total blocks in Mercer’s defeat of Auburn (8/30) … Registered a career-best six kills in three matches at Georgia State (9/30), at USC Upstate (10/5), and at FGCU (11/1) … Had three kills and six total blocks against Stetson (9/20) … Recorded a .500 hitting percentage in Mercer’s A-Sun tournament match against ETSU (11/20). High School: Four-year letterwinner at St. Vincent’s Academy ... Played for Club Savannah during high school years ... Also three year letterwinner in basketball while at St. Vincent’s Academy. Personal: Full name Anna Elizabeth Coursey ... Born on January 23, 1990 in Savannah, Ga. ... Daughter of Amy and Jimmy Coursey ... Received the Jesse Mercer Scholarship for academics ... Twin brother Stephen also attends Mercer, majoring in biology.

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2010: Appeared in 31 of Mercer’s 32 matches … Posted career highs in kills (148) and total blocks (79) … One of three Mercer players with 65 or more block assists … Led the team or tied for the lead in blocks on five occasions … Tallied five or more blocks on five occasions … Collected seven total blocks and eight kills against Presbyterian (9/3) … Had a career high 12 kills at Campbell (10/30) … Posted a season-best .545 hitting percentage with seven kills and one error on 11 attempts versus Hampton (9/18) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

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COURSEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year SP

2008 2009 2010 Total

105 95 110 310

K

93 124 148 365

K/G E

0.89 1.31 1.35 1.18

55 52 76 183

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE

322 348 486 1156

.118 13 0.12 .207 26 0.27 .148 9 0.08 .157 48 0.15

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0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

1 0 0 1

1 0 0 1

DIG 21 29 21 71

D/G 0.20 0.31 0.19 0.23

BS BA TOT B/G 7 56 3 48 14 65 24 169

63 51 79 193

0.60 0.54 0.72 0.62

BE BHE 4 0 5 9

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AMIEE FRUTCHEY

#15

SENIOR OUTSIDE HITTER GRESHAM, ORE. GRESHAM HS

2010: Started all 31 matches she appeared in … Led the team in kills (274) and ranked second in digs (383) … Accounted for 11 of Mercer’s 21 double-double performances … Led or tied for the team lead in kills on 11 occasions … Led or tied for the team lead in digs on three occasions … Had 12 matches with 10 or more kills, including a stretch of five straight contests with double figure kill totals … Recorded 20 or more digs on three occasions, including a 25 dig performance at USC Upstate (11/5) … Tallied double-digit digs in 17 matches … Reached the 1,000 dig plateau for her career against Florida A&M (10/23) … Had had three or less errors in 13 matches … Recorded a career-high 23 kills with just five errors at South Carolina State (9/18) … Finished the season with three-straight doubledoubles.

100 101 110 311

K

165 248 274 687

K/G E

1.65 2.46 2.49 2.21

77 125 128 330

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE

577 885 1006 2468

.153 .139 .145 .145

15 22 30 67

0.15 0.22 0.27 0.22

8 12 11 31

0.08 0.12 0.10 0.10

13 14 20 47

27 35 35 97

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358 384 383 1125

D/G 3.58 3.80 3.48 3.62

BS BA TOT B/G 9 3 5 17

23 27 21 71

32 30 26 88

0.32 0.30 0.24 0.28

BE BHE 5 8 5 18

3 4 5 12

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Personal: Full name Amiee Morgan Frutchey ... Born January 23, 1990 in Pendleton, Ore. ... Daughter of Leslie and Bryan Frutchey ... Has two sisters, Emily (30) and Anna (26).

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High School: Four-year letterwinner for the Gophers ... Member of 2006 6A State Championship squad ... Earned conference MVP honors during her senior season ... Named first team all-state in final year at Gresham High School ... Also four-year basketball letterwinner ... Elected team captain in her senior year.

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2008: Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team … Recorded four double-double performances … Tallied eight kills and picked up 18 digs against FGCU (9/19) … Had three kills, 23 digs and a pair of blocks in Mercer’s victory over Georgia State (9/30) … Hammered out nine kills and posted a career-best 26 digs against Lipscomb (10/10) … Notched her third double-double of the year against USC Upstate with 15 kills and 23 digs (10/18).

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2009: Ranked second on the team with 248 kills … Posted a team-best 384 digs while adding 30 total blocks and 22 assists … Finished the year with 11 double-double performances … Topped 10 kills on 14 different occasions … Notched more than 20 digs in five matches … Had 10 or more digs in seven straight matches … Posted a season-high 14 kills and added 29 digs in a win over Campbell (10/24) … Knocked down 12 kills on 18 attempts against Stetson (11/6) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

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CHARLOTTE HARRIS

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2010: Had a banner year, setting a program single season record for digs (638) and earning the school’s first Libero of the Year honor … Was the only non-senior named to the First-team All-Atlantic Sun … Selection to the conference’s first-team was a first for a Mercer player … Her dig per set figure (5.45) ranked 16th best in the country … One of just 14 Division I players with 600 or more digs … Reached double-digit dig totals in 30 of Mercer’s 32 matches … Named A-Sun Player of the Week on October 18 … Led or tied for the team lead in digs in 29 of the 32 matches … Topped the 30dig plateau in six matches, including a career-best 39 dig performance at Stetson (10/15) … Harris’ 39 digs at Stetson was one dig short of the A-Sun record for digs in a four set conference match … Ranked second on the team in service aces (20) … Was one of four Mercer players with 50 or more assists … Collected a careerbest four aces at Hampton (9/18) … Hammered two kills on a six swing swings with zero errors at Florida Gulf Coast (10/16) … Dished out seven assists at Campbell (10/30) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree. 2009: Led the team in digs per set (4.61) … Tallied 235 digs and 17 kills on the season … Stroked three service aces and contributed 18 digs in Mercer’s season opener versus Austin Peay (8/28) … Fell one kill short of a double-double performance at Kennesaw State with 9 kills and 16 digs (10/13) … Tallied over 20 digs in threestraight matches … Racked up a career-high 35 digs at Campbell (10/24) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

High School: Four-year letterwinner while playing for the Wildcats ... Named to the all-tournament team at Chapel Hill High Invitational in 2007 ... Earned all-conference honors in junior and senior seasons ... Played for the Triangle Volleyball Club and was named to the all-tournament team at regional championships in 2008. Personal: Full name is Charlotte Rose Harris ... Born on July 11, 1990 in Durham, N.C. ... Daughter of Ellen Holcomb and Julian Harris.

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2008: Appeared in 18 sets and posted 14 digs on the season … Recorded a career-high three kills on just nine swings and added three digs in Mercer’s win over Auburn (8/30).

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SENIOR LIBERO CHAPEL HILL, N.C. EAST CHAPEL HILL HS

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Year SP 2008 2009 2010 Total

K

K/G E

18 4 0.22 7 51 17 0.33 9 117 6 0.05 6 887 27 0.15 22

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE

29 73 57 159

-.103 .110 .000 .031

2 12 52 66

0.11 0.24 0.44 0.35

0 6 20 26

0.00 0.12 0.17 0.14

1 9 34 44

2 18 41 61

DIG 14 235 638 887

D/G 0.78 4.61 5.45 4.77

BS BA TOT B/G 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 1

0 1 0 1

0.00 0.02 0.00 0.01

BE BHE 0 0 0 0

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ZOE BECTON

#18

SOPHOMORE MIDDLE BLOCKER ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. DEL NORTE HS

2010: Appeared in four matches … Earned a start and collected two kills and two block assists in Mercer’s first match of the season against Eastern Washington (8/27) … Knocked down three kills on two separate occasions … Finished the season with eight kills and three total blocks … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

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High School: Named to the America Volleyball Coaches’ Association’s “Top Players to Watch” list ... Collected All-district Player of the Year honors in her senior season ... Named the APS Outstadning Female Athlete in the fall of 2009 ... Selected to the All-Tournament team in the 2008 APS Farmers City Varsity Volleyball Tournament ... Three-time All-District selection ... Also participated in student government, National Honor Society, Youth and Government, and Earth Club ... Elected Student Body Vice President and President of the Black Student Union.

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Personal: Zoe Becton was born July 29, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico ... Has a young sister, Eleni and a younger brother Jesse ... Daughter of Adele and Jesse Becton.

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2010 6 Total 6

K 8 8

K/G E

1.33 9 1.33 9

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE 25 -.040 0 25 -.040 0

0.00 0.00

0 0

0.00 0.00

0 0

0 0

DIG 0 0

D/G 0.00 0.00

BS BA TOT B/G 0 0

3 3

3 3

0.50 0.50

BE BHE 1 1

0 0

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JAMIE DUFFY

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JUNIOR OUTSIDE HITTER/RIGHTSIDE MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIF. MIRA COSTA HS

2009: Appeared in 12 matches … Led the newcomers in kill total (26) and digs (33) … Posted a career-high in kills (6) and digs (8) against Campbell (9/18) … Tallied three assists Had five kills in back-to-back matches against A-Sun opponents ETSU and Belmont … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree. High School: Played for the Mira Costa High School team that was ranked No. 1 in the country by USA Today from 2004-2008 … Member of back-to-back volleyball state championship teams, including the 2007 squad that went 37-0 and captured a national championship ... Played for the legendary Dae Lea Aldrich, who has led her team to 24 conference titles in 25 years, 14 California Interscholastic Federation Southern section Titles, six state titles and three national championships … Also played in the California Interscholastic Federation Tournament in two seasons. Personal: Full name is Jamie Rose Duffy ... Daughter of James Duffy and Andrea Micallef ... Born on January 11, 1991.

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2010: Appeared in 30 of Mercer’s 32 matches and earned 21 starts… One of three Bears to top the 200kill plateau and average more than two kills per set … Ranked second on the team with a 2.17 k/s average … Third on the roster with 233 digs … Notched three double-double performances … Led or tied for the team lead in kills on eight occasions … Tallied double digit kills on seven occasions … Strung together fivestraight games with 10 or more digs … Had a career best 20 kills while adding 15 digs at Campbell (10/30) … Pounded out 14 kills with just two errors versus Hampton (9/18) … Collected nine kills with just one error at UNC Asheville (10/26) … Named an A-Sun AllAcademic Honoree.

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Year SP

K

K/G E

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE

2009 26 26 1.00 18 116 .069 3 0.12 2010 93 203 2.18 105 736 .133 12 0.13 Total 119 229 1.92 123 852 .124 15 0.13

0 10 10

0.00 0.11 0.08

0 39 39

2 33 35

DIG 33 233 266

D/G 1.27 2.51 2.24

BS BA TOT B/G 0 2 2

5 30 35

5 32 37

0.19 0.34 0.31

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CARLY IANNARINO SOPHOMORE SETTER CHARLOTTE, N.C. SOUTHLAKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

2010: Ranked second on the team in assists (404) … Tallied double digit assists in 18-straight contests and 22 of Mercer’s final 23 matches … Topped the 20-assist mark on five occasions … Led or tied for the team lead in aces on seven occasions … Collected a season-high 27 assists while adding seven digs at UNC Wilmington (10/31) … Notched her first career double-double performance with 19 assists and 10 digs at Florida A&M (10/23) … Had a pair of service aces against Georgia Southern (9/11) … Earned first career start at UNC Asheville (10/26).

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High School: Four-year letterwinner for Rachel Noreika at Southlake Christian Academy … Named all-conference in sophomore, junior and senior seasons … Garnered all-state honors as a senior … Elected captain of the Eagles in her senior season … Helped lead the team to a conference title and a third-place finish in the state championships.

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Personal: Full name is Carly Marie Iannarino … Born in Charlotte, N.C. on June 21, 1992 … Daughter of Steve and Darla Kay Iannarino … Has two sisters, Lucy (14) and Grace (10) … Majoring in mathematics.

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K

K/G E

2010 100 15 0.15 7 Total 100 15 0.15 7

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE 55 55

.145 404 4.04 .145 404 4.04

12 12

0.12 0.12

35 35

0 0

DIG 126 126

D/G 1.26 1.26

BS BA TOT B/G 0 0

0 0

0 0

0.00 0.00

BE BHE 0 0

24 24

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LIZZIE KNAPPER

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SOPHOMORE RIGHTSIDE CLEVELAND, OHIO WHITEWATER HS

2010: Appeared in two matches … Notched first collegiate kill and ace in a victory over Savannah State (9/21) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree. High School: Three-year varsity player at Whitewater High School ... Helped lead the team to the GHSA 4-A Region and State Championship as a senior ... Named the Alan Vigil Ford Student Athlete of the Week in October of 2009 ... Is a Mercer Presidential Scholar ... Graduated top-five in her graduating class with a 4.0 GPA.

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Personal: Elizabeth Leigh Knapper was born on February 8, 1992 in Cleveland, Ohio ... Has two younger brothers, Drake (18) and Quinn (13) and an older sister, Kasie (20) ... Daughter of Ed and Mary Knapper ... Majoring in both Mathematics and Psychology.

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KNAPPER’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year SP

2010 2 Total 2

K 1 1

K/G E

0.50 0 0.50 0

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE 3 3

.333 .333

0 0

0.00 0.00

1 1

0.50 0.50

1 1

0 0

DIG 0 0

D/G 0.00 0.00

BS BA TOT B/G 0 0

0 0

0 0

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EMILY ROCHEFORT#17 SOPHOMORE OUTSIDE HITTER/DS SAVANNAH, GA. ST. VINCENT’S ACADEMY

2010: Appeared in 11 matches … Collected nine digs in the opening match of the season versus Eastern Washington (8/27) … Also had nine digs against UT Martin (9/3) … Recorded her first collegiate kill on Sept. 21 against Savannah State … Finished the match versus Savannah State with a career-high three kills … Recorded a pair of services aces in two matches … Had two assists on two occasions … Tied for the team lead in aces in two contests … Named an A-Sun AllAcademic Honoree.

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Personal: Full name is Emiliy Elizabeth Rochefort … Born on Dec. 18, 1992 in Savannah, Ga. … Daughter of Michael and Cindy Rochefort … Has one brother, Patrick (17) … Majoring in education.

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High School: Three sport athlete at St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah … Earned four letters in volleyball, three in basketball and three in track … Selected as the All-Region MVP in senior season ... Participated at the Georgia Senior All-Star volleyball match in Atlanta ... 2009 Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee for St. Vincent’s Academy ... Led the Saints to a 27-11 record and the state quarterfinals … Also played club volleyball for Kelly Barbee and Club Savannah.

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2010 2 Total 2

K 1 1

K/G E

0.50 0 0.50 0

TA PCT A A/G SA SA/G SE RE 3 3

.333 .333

0 0

0.00 0.00

1 1

0.50 0.50

1 1

0 0

DIG 0 0

D/G 0.00 0.00

BS BA TOT B/G 0 0

0 0

0 0

0.00 0.00

BE BHE 1 1

0 0

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CASSY ROY

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SOPHOMORE OUTSIDE HITTER/DS PALM HARBOR, FLA. PALM HARBOR UNIV. HS

High School: Named to the All-Suncoast first team in senior season ... Two-time member of the All-County first team ... Member of the 2008 and 2009 Palm Harbor University 5A District 9/6A District 7 Champions ... Team captain and MVP in junior and senior seasons ... Participated in the 2007 USA Holiday Invitational Camp and USA High Performance D-I Camp ... 2009 Wendy’s High School Heisman school winner for Palm Harbor University High … Named an All-County honorable mention in 2006 and 2007 ... Four-year letterwinner at Palm Harbor University High. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Carol Roy ... Born on July 1, 1992 in Staten Island, NY … Other hobbies include track, swimming, Taekwondo and scrapbooking.

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2010: Appeared in 12 matches … Recorded first collegiate kill and notched career highs in aces (4) and digs (9) in a win over UT Martin (9/3) … Had two or more aces in three matches … Led or tied for the team lead in aces on four occasions … Finished the season with 11 kills, 36 digs and nine aces … Named an A-Sun AllAcademic Honoree.

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D/G 1.57 1.57

BS BA TOT B/G 0 0

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0 0

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CAROLINE CARLTON

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FRESHMAN RIGHTSIDE/MIDDLE BLOCKER FRANKLIN, TENN. INDEPENDENCE HS

High School: Set the Independence High School records for kills … Named a Tennessee Sport Writer’s All-State Player twice … collected TSSAA All-State honors in 2008 … Led the team to the TSSAA AAA State Championship in 2008 … Also competed for Select VBC and Nashville One club teams … Compiled a 105-7 record while playing club volleyball, appearing in four national tournaments. Personal: Full name is Caroline Ashley Carlton … Born on January 29, 1993 in Franklin, Tennessee … Daughter of Frank and Jan Carlton .. Has a brother Will (22) and a sister Lauren (20).

JENNIFER KATONA

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SOPHOMORE MIDDLE BLOCKER/OUTSIDE HITTER SANTA MONICA, CALIF. PITTSBURGH

2010 (Pittsburgh): Started nine matches, piling up 86 kills and 28 total blocks for the Panthers … Recorded her second career 10-kill game against Tulane (9/4) … 2009 (Pittsburgh): Appeared in 18 sets as a freshman … Knocked down 22 kills and notched 13 total blocks … Earned a start and responded with 10 kills against Youngstown State (9/20) .. Had five kills on just eight swings against Maryland Eastern Shore (9/20).

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Personal: Full name is Jennifer Renee Katona … Born on August 22, 1991 in West Hills, Calif. … Daughter of Don Katona and Karen Heard … Resides with Stuart Schurmann and Karen Heard … Majoring in Anthropology.

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High School: Led Santa Monica High School to the 2008 CIF Division III AA High School Championships where her team finished second...named a Marlborough All-Tournament Team selection for the 2006 and 2007 seasons...a 2007 Torrance All-Tournament Team honoree...served as team captain in 2007...three-time All-Ocean League First Team member...garnered AllOcean League Most Outstanding and All-CIF First Team honors in 2008...five-year member of the Sunshine Volleyball Club that took third place at the 2006 National Division Tournament...selected to the Southern California High Performance Global Challenge...also an All-Ocean League high jumper, triple jumper, long jumper, and 110 meter hurdler.

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MADISON PETSOS

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JUNIOR MIDDLE BLOCKER PORTSMOUTH, VA. JUNIATA COLLEGE

2010 (Juniata): Appeared in 20 sets for the Eagles while earning two starts … Knocked down 38 kills for an average of 1.9 kills per set … Collected seven block assists and a pair of block solos. 2009 (Juniata): Saw action in 12 matches … Tallied 23 kills on 59 swings … Notched three block solos and three block assists. High School: Played four seasons of volleyball for Olga O’Donnell at Nofolk Collegiate school … Also competed for Caleb Adams and Mike Williams of the Beach Elite Volleyball Club.

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Personal: Full name is Virginia Madison Petsos … Born on May 30, 1991 in Orlando, Fla. … Daughter of Nick and Ginger Petsos … Has a sister, Mary-Elizabeth Luoma (30) and a brother, Carter (18).

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MONICA SANCHEZ

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JUNIOR SETTER SCHAUMBURG, ILL. KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE

2010 (Kishwaukee College): Sixth among NJCAA Division II players in assists per set (10.04) … Sixth among NJCAA Division II players in aces per set (0.84) … Piled up a total of 1536 assists in 153 sets … Also tallied 136 kills with only eight attack errors … Served 129 aces for an average of 0.84 aces per set. 2009 (Kishwaukee College): Ranked sixth in NJCAA Division II with 9.54 assists per set … Racked up 658 assists in 69 sets played … Also recorded 40 kills with just two attacking errors … Delivered 50 service aces for an average of 0.73 aces per set … Finished the season with 78 digs and 11 total blocks. High School: Earned a varsity letter at Schaumburg High School under guidance of head coach Jeanette Panenatz. Personal: Monica Kristen Sanchez was born on September 25, 1990 … Daughter of Ruben and Pam Sanchez … Has two sisters, Jackie (27) and Deanna (23).


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CODI SCHEPP

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JUNIOR MIDDLE BLOCKER/OUTSIDE HITTER VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA PARIS JC

MADELINE DOLNY

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JUNIOR SETTER PROVIDENCE, UTAH NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

High School: Three sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, soccer) at Kalamalka Sectional School … Captured MVP honors at the Provincial Tournament in both 2006 and 2008 … Led the team to a British Columbia AAA Provincial Championship … Also played for the Vernon and Kelowna Volleyball clubs. Personal: Codi Layne Schepp was in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on May 27, 1991 … Daughter of Darren and Carol Schepp … Has two sisters, Dana (22) and Darayln (17) … Majoring in Bio-Chemistry.

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Kills 510 409 396 388 369

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1994 2002 1995 2001 2000

Digs 638 600 545 523 501

Charlotte Harris (117 sets) Claire Tucker (111 sets) Liz Kane (110 sets) Liz Kane (107 sets) Katie Plummer (113 sets)

2010 2008 2006 2004 2002

Kills per set (min. 5 kills) 3.70 Jennifer Smith (91 sets) 3.62 Katie Plummer (113 sets) 3.52 Marnie Will (145 sets) 3.37 Julie Darty (105 sets) 3.35 Vicky Skundric (110 sets)

2003 2002 1994 2004 2000

Digs per set (min. 5 digs) 5.45 Charlotte Harris (117 sets) 5.41 Claire Tucker (111 sets) 5.20 Liz Kane (93 sets) 4.95 Liz Kane (110 sets) 4.89 Liz Kane (107 sets)

2010 2008 2005 2006 2004

Attack attempts 1258 Marnie Will (510-190-1258) 1145 Katie Plummer (409-127-1145) 1092 Katie Plummer (388-145-1092) 1084 Vicky Skundric (369-162-1084) 1075 Karen Dorris (320-152-1075)

1994 2002 2001 2000 2008

Block solos 73 Jennifer Neiner (128 sets) 41 Julie Sajdak (123 sets) 32 Andrea Shipley (112 sets) 27 Julie Sadjak (122 sets) 25 Julie Sajdak (135 sets)

1994 1994 2002 1995 1996

Attack pct. (min. 5 kills) .327 Julie Sadjak (266-81-565) .307 Sharon Edwards (79-16-205) .301 Kelly Stinson (163-57-352) .295 Libby Hansch (232-70-549) .290 Jennifer Neiner (237-72-568)

1995 1997 2001 2008 1994

Block assists 95 Jen Darty (103 sets) 94 Jen Darty (107 sets) 91 Krista Hurley (111 sets) 92 Julie Darty (114 sets) 87 Julie Sadjak (122 sets)

2007 2006 2008 2006 1995

Assists 1354 1058 1102 998 992

2002 1996 2004 2003 2007

Total blocks 131 Jennifer Neiner (128 sets) 117 Jen Darty (103 sets) 114 Julie Sadjak (122 sets) 113 Julie Sajdak (123 sets) 110 Julie Sajdak (135 sets)

1994 2007 1995 1994 1996

Assists per set (min. 5 assists) 11.88 Molly Gabri (114 sets) 11.24 Catie Clemens (98 sets) 10.60 Kelly Jansen (92 sets) 9.63 Kelly Jansen (103 sets) 9.13 Sharon Edwards (62 sets)

2002 2004 2006 2007 1997

Blocks per set (min. 5 blocks) 1.14 Jen Darty (103 games) 1.02 Jennifer Neiner (128 games) 0.99 Kellie Violette (96 games) 0.98 Jen Darty (107 games) 0.95 Kellie Violette (109 games)

2007 1994 2005 2006 2006

Service aces 58 Amy Schreiber (117 sets) 50 Jennifer Neiner (121 sets) 50 Liz Kane (113 sets) 49 Darcey Laverty (143 sets) 46 Katie Plummer (117 sets) 46 Sharon Edwards (118 sets)

2000 1995 2003 1994 2001 1996

Points 582.0 464.5 453.0 452.0 441.5

1994 1996 1995 2002 2001

Service aces per set (min. 5 aces) 0.50 Amy Schreiber (117 sets) 0.44 Liz Kane (113 sets) 0.43 Jennifer Neiner (60 sets) 0.41 Jennifer Neiner (121 sets) 0.41 Molly Gabri (111 sets)

2000 2003 1997 1995 2001

Marnie Will (.254) Katie Plummer (.246) Sharon Edwards (.258) Katie Plummer (.223) Vicky Skundric (.191)

Molly Gabri (114 sets) Sharon Edwards (118 sets) Catie Clemens (98 sets) Catie Clemens (110 sets) Kelly Jansen (103 sets)

Marnie Will (510k 39a 15-36b) Julie Sajdak (360k 37a 25-85b) Sharon Edwards (396k 43a 1-26b) Katie Plummer (409k 27a 3-26b) Katie Plummer (388k 46a 2-11b)

Points per set (min. 5 sets) 4.19 Jennifer Smith (91 sets) 4.01 Marnie Will (145 sets) 4.00 Katie Plummer (113 sets) 3.85 Julie Darty (114 sets) 3.77 Katie Plummer (117 sets)

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Digs 1843 1643 1639 1230 1204

Kills per set (min. 5 kills) 3.18 Julie Darty (397 games) 3.12 Katie Plummer (446 games) 2.97 Marnie Will (244 games) 2.72 Jennifer Smith (334 games) 2.55 Courtney Schreider (85 games)

2004-07 2001-04 1994,96 2001-04 1998

Digs per set (minimum 5 digs) 4.77 Charlotte Harris (186 sets) 4.36 Liz Kane (423 sets) 4.07 Claire Tucker (403 sets) 3.98 Ashley Skidmore (61 sets) 3.67 Katie Plummer (447 sets

2008-10 2003-06 2005-2008 2008-09 2001-04

Attack Attempts 4007 Katie Plummer (1390-529-4007) 3376 Julie Darty (1264-572-3376) 3183 Karen Dorris (952-474-3183) 3018 Vicky Skundric (1050-452-3018) 2978 Jackie Viren (1007-473-2978)

2001-04 2004-07 2005-08 1999-02 2002-04

Block solos 113 Julie Sajdak (485 sets) 98 Jennifer Neiner (398 sets) 65 Libby Hansch (396 sets) 61 Andrea Shipley (406 sets) 56 Kellie Violette (365 sets)

1994-97 1994-97 2007-10 1999-03 2003-06

Attack pct. .291 Kelly Stinson (310-104-707) 2001-02 .271 Julie Sajdak (1096-396-2582) 1994-97 .266 Krista Hurley (744-263-1,807) 2007-2010 .260 Jen Darty (463-172-1121) 2006-07 .252 Jennifer Neiner (808-269-2141) 1994-97

Block assists 311 Julie Sajdak (485 sets) 276 Libby Hansch (396 sets) 271 Krista Hurley (396 sets) 268 Kellie Violette (365 sets) 189 Jen Darty (210 sets)

1994-97 2007-10 2007-10 2003-06 2006-07

Assists 3196 2635 2418 2100 1740

Katie Plummer (.215) Julie Darty (.205) Julie Sajdak (.271) Vicky Skundric (.198) Jackie Viren (.179)

Liz Kane (423 sets) Claire Tucker (413 sets) Katie Plummer (446 games) Darcey Laverty (489 games) Jackie Viren (399 games)

2003-06 2005-2008 2001-04 1994-97 2002-05

Assists per set 10.13 Molly Gabri (260 sets) 10.10 Catie Clemens (208 sets) 8.36 Kelly Jansen (382 sets) 6.66 Sharon Edwards (363 sets) 5.67 Bridget Sheerin (117 sets)

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Blocks per set 1.06 Jen Darty (210 sets) 0.89 Kellie Violette (365 sets) 0.87 Julie Sajdak (485 sets) 0.86 Libby Hansch (396 sets) 0.85 Krista Hurley (364 sets)

2006-07 2003-06 1994-97 2007-10 2007-10

Service aces per set (minimum 5 aces) 0.43 Amy Schreiber (196 sets) 0.39 Cassie Roy (23 sets) 0.37 Heather Fernstrom (51 sets) 0.34 Molly Gabri (260 sets) 0.32 Sharon Edwards (363 sets) 0.32 Emily Rochefort (19 sets)

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OPPONENTS RECORDS

Service aces 137 Darcey Laverty (489 sets) 124 Vicky Skundric (423 sets) 123 Amanda Lee (394 sets) 123 Jennifer Neiner (398 sets) 121 Liz Kane (423 sets)

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Total blocks 424 Julie Sajdak (485 sets) 341 Libby Hansch (396 sets) 324 Kellie Violette (365 sets) 308 Krista Hurley (364 sets) 279 Jennifer Neiner (398 sets)

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2005-2008 2001-03 1994-97 2003-04 1994-97

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HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 3 att/gm through 1999 season; min. 4 att/gm after 1999) Year Player Pct 1992 Hope Stanley .218 1993 Carrie Henken .211 1994 Jennifer Neiner .290 1995 Julie Sajdak .327 1996 Julie Sajdak .281 1997 Sharon Edwards .307 1998 Courtney Schreider .202 1999 Vicky Skundric .221 2000 Erin Jalbert .201 2001 Kelly Stinson .301 2002 Kristin Namenye .286 2003 Andrea Shipley .246 2004 Kellie Violette .258 2005 Julie Darty .277 2006 Jen Darty .262 2007 Jen Darty .257 2008 Libby Hansch .295 2009 Krista Hurley .285 2010 Krista Hurley .230

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K-E-TA 205-75-597 233-100-629 237-72-568 266-81-565 360-124-839 79-16-205 217-91-623 270-119-684 282-122-796 163-57-352 114-43-248 173-68-427 194-70-739 241-105-580 225-85-534 238-87-587 232-70-549 249-84-579 234-95-605

KILLS PER GAME Year Player 1992 Rachel Harrop 1993 Marnie Will 1994 Marnie Will 1995 Sharon Edwards 1996 Julie Sajdak 1997 Julie Sajdak 1998 Courtney Schreider 1999 Vicky Skundric 2000 Vicky Skundric 2001 Katie Plummer 2002 Katie Plummer 2003 Jennifer Smith 2004 Julie Darty 2005 Julie Darty 2006 Julie Darty 2007 Julie Darty 2008 Karen Dorris 2009 Rachel Urbelis 2010 Amiee Frutchey

Sets 114 106 145 126 135 105 85 93 110 117 113 91 105 75 114 103 100 87 110

K 256 278 510 396 360 292 217 270 369 388 409 337 354 241 362 307 320 221 274

ASSISTS PER GAME Year Player 1992 Carin Nettles 1993 Carin Nettles 1994 Darcey Laverty 1995 Darcey Laverty 1996 Sharon Edwards 1997 Sharon Edwards 1998 Tracy Muir 1999 Amanda Lee 2000 Amanda Lee 2001 Molly Gabri 2002 Molly Gabri 2003 Catie Clemens 2004 Catie Clemens 2005 Kelly Jansen 2006 Kelly Jansen 2007 Kelly Jansen 2008 Kelly Jansen 2009 Chelsea Gebben 2010 Bridget Sheerin

Sets 102 116 143 128 118 62 84 99 106 111 114 110 98 86 92 103 101 100 117

Ast 235 727 792 606 1058 566 327 406 529 985 1354 998 1102 707 975 992 522 576 663

Avg 2.25 2.62 3.52 3.14 2.67 2.78 2.55 2.90 3.35 3.32 3.62 3.70 3.37 3.21 3.18 2.98 3.20 2.54 2.49

SERVICE ACES PER GAME Year Player 1992 Carin Nettles 1993 Rachel Harrop 1994 Darcey Laverty 1995 Jennifer Neiner 1996 Sharon Edwards 1997 Jennifer Neiner 1998 Amy Schreiber 1999 Amanda Lee 2000 Amy Schreiber 2001 Katie Plummer 2002 Vicky Skundric 2003 Liz Kane 2004 Catie Clemens 2005 Jackie Viren 2006 Liz Kane 2007 Jen Darty 2008 Karen Dorris 2009 Chelsea Gebben 2010 Cassie Roy BLOCKS PER GAME Year Player 1992 Hope Stanley 1993 Cathie Ward 1994 Jennifer Neiner 1995 Julie Sajdak 1996 Julie Sajdak 1997 Julie Sajdak 1998 Amy Schreiber 1999 Amy Schrieber 2000 Amy Schrieber 2001 Andrea Shipley 2002 Andrea Shipley 2003 Liz Kane 2004 Kellie Violette 2005 Kellie Violette 2006 Jen Darty 2007 Jen Darty 2008 Krista Hurley 2009 Krista Hurley 2010 Libby Hansch

Sets 102 116 143 121 118 60 79 99 117 117 112 113 98 92 110 103 100 100 23

Ace 39 49 49 50 46 26 26 29 58 46 42 50 27 21 32 32 26 21 9

Avg 0.38 0.42 0.34 0.41 0.39 0.43 0.33 0.29 0.50 0.39 0.38 0.44 0.28 0.23 0.29 0.31 0.26 0.21 0.39

Sets S A Total 109 116 68 184 115 34 37 71 128 73 58 131 122 27 87 114 135 25 85 110 105 20 67 87 79 23 21 44 87 21 30 51 117 23 44 67 119 15 70 85 112 32 50 82 113 4 53 57 94 16 64 80 96 17 78 95 107 11 94 105 103 22 95 117 111 11 91 102 101 10 83 93 104 20 74 94

Avg 1.69 0.62 1.02 0.93 0.81 0.83 0.56 0.59 0.57 0.71 0.73 0.50 0.85 0.99 0.98 1.14 0.92 0.92 0.90

DIGS PER GAME Year Player Sets Digs Avg 1992 Hope Stanley 109 386 3.54 Avg 1993 Rachel Harrop 116 260 2.24 2.30 1994 Marnie Will 145 415 2.86 6.27 1995 Sharon Edwards 126 340 2.70 5.54 1996 Darcey Laverty 117 364 3.11 4.73 1997 Darcey Laverty 101 270 2.67 8.97 1998 Tracy Muir 84 199 2.37 9.13 1999 Amy Schrieber 87 216 2.48 3.89 2000 Amy Schrieber 117 271 2.32 4.10 2001 Katie Plummer 117 312 2.67 4.99 2002 Katie Plummer 113 501 4.43 8.87 2003 Katie Plummer 113 397 3.51 11.88 2004 Liz Kane 107 523 4.89 9.07 2005 Liz Kane 93 484 5.20 11.24 2006 Liz Kane 110 545 4.95 8.22 2007 Claire Tucker 103 483 4.69 10.60 2008 Claire Tucker 111 600 5.41 9.63 2009 Charlotte Harris 51 235 4.61 5.17 2010 Charlotte Harris 117 638 5.45 5.76 5.67 Note: Individual records not available before 1992.

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS Year Coach Record 1985 Ed Nixon n/a -1986 Vickie Van Kleeck n/a -1987 Vickie Van Kleeck n/a -1988 Joel McCatney 2-27 1989 Nick Seymour 9-32 1990 Stephanie Huff 5-25 1991 Stephanie Huff 9-28 1992 Mary De Jute 4-29 1993 Mary De Jute 9-30 1994 Mary De Jute 20-19 1995 Mary De Jute 19-15 1996 Tracy Graham-Lester 23-13 1997 Tracy Graham-Lester 13-16 1998 Tami Darwin 3-23 1999 Tami Darwin 3-25 2000 Alan Edwards 10-25 2001 Alan Edwards 16-17 2002 Alan Edwards 14-15 2003 Alan Edwards 12-18 2004 Noelle Rooke 13-16 2005 Noelle Rooke 11-16 2006 Noelle Rooke 11-21 2007 Noelle Rooke 8-20 2008 Noelle Rooke 18-11 2009 Noelle Rooke 11-18 2010 Noelle Rooke 14-18 24 Seasons 257-477 CONFERENCE YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS Year Record Pct. 1992 1-10 .091 1993 2-6 .250 1994 3-5 .375 1995 1-5 .167 1996 4-2 .667 1997 1-5 .167 1998 0-5 .000 1999 2-7 .222 2000 0-9 .000 2001 1-9 .100 2002 3-8 .273 2003 7-3 .700 2004 4-6 .400 2005 4-5 .444 2006 2-7 .222 2007 6-5 .545 2008 13-7 .650 2009 9-11 .450 2010 6-4 .600 Total 56-112 .333

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.069 .220 .167 .243 .121 .231 .513 .559 .639 .448 .115 .107 .286 .485 .483 .400 .448 .407 .334 .286 .620 .379 .438 .350 Standing 9th 4th/West 4th/West 4th/East T-2nd/East 4th/East 6th/West 9th 10th T-10th 9th 4th T-6th 6th T-7th 6th 4th 8th 5th


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Andrews, Sandra 1985 Archer 1992 Averill, Kim 1987

Glenn, Natalie 1992-95 Gornto, Jennifer 1994-96 Greissing, Jennifer 1994-97

Becton, Zoe 2010Boyd, Tammy 1991 Braxton, Charlayna 2009Brewer, Rachel 1991 Bubb, Elizabeth 2001 Bush, Jane 1996-98

Halbert, Nickie 2008-09 Hansch, Libby 2007-2010 Harding, Alicia 2002-04 Harms, Laura 2004-05 Harris, Charlotte 2008Harrop, Rachel 1990-93 Henken, Carrie 1993-94 Hurley, Krista 2007-2010 Hyde, Emily 1991

Carlton, Caroline 2011Chapman, Amanda 2000-01 Chapman, Julie 1991-92 Childress, Jessica 1997-2000 Clark, Christie 1989-90 Clemens, Catie 2003-05 Coursey, Anna 2008Cureton, Lee 1991-93

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Namenye, Kristin 2000-02 Neiner, Jennie 1994-97 Nettles, Carin 1992-93

Records not available for 1986 and 1988. Current Players in Bold.

OPPONENTS RECORDS

Maher, Meghan 1989-90 McAllister, Mandy 1998-2000 Millican, Shana 1994 Morejor, Jeannie 1989 Moss, Susan 1985 Muir, Tracy 1996-99

Wallace, Beverly 1987, 1989-90 Waller, Melanie 1987 Ward, Cathie 1993 Warren, Erin 2001 Wilkinson, Lisa 1985 Will, Marnie 1993-94, 96 Wolfmueller, Miriam 1989

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Gabri, Molly 2001-03 Gardner, Kim 1987 Gebben, Chelsea 2006-09 Gilbert, Sheri 1985

Laverty, Darcey 1994-97 Lee, Amanda 1998-2001 Leonard, Tracey 1985, 1987 Lim, Mour 1990 Lowrie, Bethany 2001

Sajdak, Julie 1994-97 Sample, Bonnie 2000-03 Sanchez, Monica 2011 Sanders, Anne 1985, 1987 Schepp, Codi 2011Schneider, Courtney 1995-98 Schreiber, Amy 1998-2000 Schotte, Linda 1993 Schweyer, Heidi 1991 Sheerin, Bridget 2010 Shipley, Andrea 1999-2003 Shkoza, Esmeralda 2000 Simkins, Lisa 1985 Skidmore, Ashley 2008-09 Skundric, Vicky 1999-2002 Smith, Dawn 1989 Smith, Jennifer 2001-04 Stalnaker, Aurelie 1991 Stanley, Hope 1990-92 Starkey, Tiff 1990 Stinson, Kelly 2001-02 Strickland, Lacey 2011Stropp, Alia 2005-06 Swallow, Christa 1997-99

Vanover, Val 1989 Vetterick, Michelle 1990 Violette, Kellie 2003-06 Viren, Jackie 2002-05 Vrvilo, Erica 2007-2010

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Farley, Heather 1991-94 Fernstrom, Heather 2001 Floyd, Rebekah 1998-2000 Frank, Diane 1989 Frutchey, Amiee 2008Fryslie, Korina 2005

Kane, Liz 2003-06 Katona, Jennifer 2011 King, Tonya 1989 Knapper, Lizzie 2010-

Remington, Melissa 1993-96 Rochefort, Emily 2010Roy, Cassie 2010Rugg, Chelsea 2008 Rutherford, Kimberly 2006

Urbelis, Rachel 2008-2010

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Edwards, Sharon 1994-97 Elizee, Arlyn 1987

Jalbert, Erin 1997, 99-2000 James, Rhonda 1985 Jandora, Alicia 1990 Jansen, Kelly 2005-

Parsons, Amber 2009 Patten, Claire 2009 Pegram, Sarah 2003-04 Pervis, Leslie 1985 Petsos, Madison 2011Plummer, Katie 2001-04 Polek, Jeanne 1987 Powers, Stephanie 1994-97

Thomas, Autumn 2007 Todd, Stefani 1990 Tucker, Claire 2005-2008

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Iannarino, Carly 2010-

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Opponent Won Lost Air Force 0 1 Akron 0 1 Alabama 0 2 Alabama A&M 1 1 Alabama-Birmingham 1 6 Alabama State 5 0 Appalachian State 0 4 Armstrong Atlantic State 2 0 Auburn 1 4 Augusta State 0 1 Austin Peay 0 1 Ball State 1 0 Belmont 6 10 Bethune-Cookman 5 0 Birmingham-Southern 2 5 Cal State Northridge 0 1 Campbell 13 11 Centenary 7 2 Central Florida 1 8 Charleston Southern 0 8 Chattanooga 6 8 Cincinnati 0 1 Citadel 1 0 Clark Atlanta 1 0 Clemson 0 2 Coastal Carolina 2 0 College of Charleston 2 9 Connecticut 0 1 Davidson 1 3 Duke 0 4 East Carolina 1 2 Eastern Washington 0 1 ETSU 3 6 Eckerd 1 1 Elon 2 2 Emory 5 0 Evansville 0 1 Fairfield 0 1 Florida 0 1 Florida A&M 6 20 Florida Atlantic 2 10 Florida Gulf Coast 2 4 Florida International 3 6 Florida State 0 3 Fort Valley State 1 1 Furman 3 6 Gardner-Webb 5 1 Georgetown 0 1 Georgia 0 4 Georgia Southern 10 16 Georgia State 4 23 Georgia Tech 0 8 Hampton 2 0 Hartford 1 0 High Point 3 1 Indiana 0 2 IUPUI 0 1 Jackson State 5 0 Jacksonville 4 20 Jacksonville State 7 9 James Madison 0 1 Kennesaw State 4 3 Kent State 0 2 Lamar 1 1 Lipscomb 6 11 Livingston 0 1 Louisiana-Lafayette 0 2 Louisiana-Monroe 1 0 Louisiana Tech 0 1 Loyola 0 1 Massachusetts 0 1

Last Meeting Score 8-31-1996 1-3 9-27-1997 1-3 9-1-2006 1-3 9-27-2003 2-3 10-9-2007 1-3 9-27-2005 3-0 8-31-2002 0-3 10-12-1993 2-0 9-1-2010 0-3 1989 0-3 8-28-2009 0-3 9-2-2006 3-2 11-18-2010 1-3 9-5-2009 3-0 9-24-2006 3-0 8-31-2007 0-3 10-30-2010 2-3 9-21-2002 3-0 10-23-2004 3-1 9-8-2007 2-3 9-16-2006 2-3 9-15-1995 0-3 9-4-2010 3-0 1989 2-0 9-20-2000 0-3 9-24-1995 3-1 9-8-2000 1-3 9-10-1999 0-3 9-13-1996 3-0 8-31-2007 0-3 9-4-2004 1-3 8-27-2010 0-3 11-6-2010 3-1 11-6-1993 3-0 9-20-2003 1-3 9-13-1994 3-1 9-7-2007 0-3 9-19-2004 0-3 11-16-1990 0-3 10-23-2010 3-1 9-24-2005 0-3 10-16-2010 3-2 9-5-2005 1-3 8-25-2006 0-3 1989 0-3 9-4-2009 2-3 10-13-2007 3-0 9-15-2007 1-3 8-29-2009 0-3 9-11-2010 0-3 9-8-2010 0-3 8-29-09 0-3 9-18-2010 3-1 9-23-1995 3-0 9-3-2004 2-3 9-16-2006 1-3 9-3-2000 0-3 9-7-2007 3-0 10-9-2010 3-1 8-27-2005 3-2 9-21-1996 1-3 11-13-2010 2-3 9-16-2005 0-3 9-3-2004 3-1 10-1-2010 0-3 1990 2-3 9-3-1994 2-3 9-12-2003 3-1 9-9-2005 2-3 9-9-1994 1-3 8-30-1997 2-3

Opponent Won Lost McNeese State 0 1 Memphis 0 2 Middle Tennessee 0 2 Minnesota 0 1 Mississippi 0 1 Mississippi College 0 1 Mississippi State 0 2 Mississippi Univ. for Women 0 1 Mississippi Valley State 1 0 Missouri-Kansas City 0 1 Montevallo 0 2 Morehead State 0 1 Morris Brown 2 0 New Orleans 1 3 Nicholls State 1 2 Norfolk State 1 0 North Carolina A&T 3 3 North Carolina Central 1 0 North Carolina State 0 1 UNC Asheville 2 13 UNC Charlotte 1 2 UNC Greensboro 1 1 UNC Wilmington 5 3 Norfolk State North Florida 5 8 Northeastern 1 0 Northwestern State 0 2 Oglethorpe 1 0 Ohio 0 2 Paine College 1 0 Pittsburgh 0 1 Portland State 0 1 Prairie View A&M 1 0 Presbyterian 1 1 Radford 1 1 Samford 5 20 Sam Houston State 0 1 Savannah State 14 0 Seattle 0 1 South Alabama 2 2 South Carolina 0 3 South Carolina State 5 1 South Carolina-Upstate 5 1 Southeastern Louisiana 0 6 Southern California 0 1 Southern Methodist 0 1 Southern Miss 0 1 Southern 1 1 Spelman 1 0 Stetson 15 8 Tennessee-Martin 2 2 Tennessee State 3 0 Texas-Pan American 1 0 Towson State 1 0 Troy 5 11 Virginia Commonwealth 0 2 Wake Forest 0 1 Washington 0 1 Wesleyan 4 0 West Georgia 1 4 Western Carolina 2 9 Western Kentucky 1 1 Winthrop 1 5 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0 1 Wofford 6 2 Xavier 0 1 Youngstown State 1 0

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THIS IS Mercer What distinguishes a good university from a great university extends far beyond the boundaries of its curriculum and its campus.

The competence and character of an institution’s graduates are, more often than not, the hallmarks by which its reputation is both earned and measured. As a private, co-educational institution, Mercer University has emerged as one of the premier universities in the Southeast and the nation. Mercer is truly a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. Mercer’s outstanding faculty take students beyond the rigors of academic programs to explore the challenges of reason, responsibility, compassion and character. Through learning, living and leading, Mercer students are prepared not only to confront, but also to embrace the challenges of their future. Under the leadership of prominent Georgia Baptist leader Jesse Mercer, Mercer University was founded in Penfield, Ga., in 1833 and later moved to Macon in 1871. From its humble beginnings as a small liberal arts college, Mercer now offers programs in 11 schools and colleges. Conveniently located in the middle of the state, Macon serves as the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of central Georgia. Located just one hour from Atlanta - one of

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ercer... the nation’s most popular international cities - and two hours from the Atlantic coast, Macon is easily accessible from two interstate highways - I-75 and I-16. Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review among the nation’s leading universities, Mercer considers one of its strengths to be its superior faculty, who “teach from the heart.” At Mercer, students benefit from learning experiences guided by caring faculty, not teaching assistants found at many universities as is the case at many universities. The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA recently named Mercer as a “highly selective” university, and The Princeton Review has placed Mercer among the Best 351 Colleges in North America. The University is comprised of the College of Liberal Arts, the Walter F. George School of Law, the School of Pharmacy and Health Services, the School of Medicine, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, the School of Engineering, the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, the Tift College of Education, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, and the Townsend School of Music. The University also operates the Mercer University Press in Macon and the Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins. Mercer’s enrollment is nearly 8,100 students. While many students come from the Southeast, more than 38 states and 30 countries are represented among the student body. The average class size at Mercer is 21, with a student/faculty ratio of 13:1 - unusually low for a major university. 41


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Even with its picturesque setting, the spirit of Mercer is not in the grandeur of its buildings, but in the graciousness of its people - a friendly, family-like community of faculty, staff and students who strive for excellence in all that they do. The University offers a wealth of fascinating experiences and activities both in and outside the classroom. From academic clubs and honor societies, to performing arts and special interest groups, to 16 national fraternities and sororities on campus, students can choose from more than 80 on-campus organizations to discover new talents and interests and to gain important leadership skills they will need for life after college.

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The benefits of campus living are numerous - the development of life-long friendships, a sense of community, enhancing campus involvement and higher academic performance. For many new students, this is the first time they have lived away from home, and the community that develops on campus and in residence halls becomes a second family.

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All freshman and sophomores (first-year and/or transfer students) are required to live on campus, with the exception of married students, students above the age of 21, students with children and/or students who live at home with a parent or guardian within reasonable commuting distance. In each of Mercer’s residence halls, safety comes first and foremost. The exterior doors are locked at all times, and students use their identification cards to gain access into their residence hall.

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Undergraduate Degrees

-African American Studies -Art -Biology -Business (M.A.P.S. program) -Chemistry -Christianity -Communication and Theatre Arts -Computer Science -Economics -Education -Engineering -English -Environmental Science -French -German -History -Information Science and Technology -Journalism -Latin -Mathematics -Media Studies -Music -Music Education -Philosophy

-Physics -Political Science -Psychology -Sociology -Spanish -Theater -Women’s and Gender Studies

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-Business Administration (MBA) -Community Counseling -Engineering -Education -Family Service -Family Therapy -Nursing -Public Health -Technical Communications

Professional Degrees -Law -Medical

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Mercer University Quick Facts Founded 1833

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William D. Underwood

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Enrollment Fall 2011

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8236 Total 4509 Undergraduate 2091 Graduate 1636 Professional

Alumni Overall Operating Budget $181.3 Million

Number of Faculty & Staff 1,658

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THIS IS Macon Macon, Georgia is the host of the annual International Cherry Blossom Festival, a 10-day event commemorating the beautiful Yoshino cherry trees that bring color to the Macon landscape each spring. Macon boasts more Yoshino cherry trees than even Washington, D.C. The annual festival features special performances and activities and draws thousands of people from literally all over the world. Through the revitalization of Macon’s historic downtown area, local business owners host events like Taste of Downtown, where downtown food vendors - from gourmet to down-home cooking - display their specialties and First Friday, where businesses unite to bring suburban residents into downtown for a night of fun, food and entertainment. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the state’s official sports museum, features exhibits, interactive fun areas and information about professional and amateur Georgia athletes, such as Hank Aaron and Bobby Jones.

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Macon, Ga. is also home to Mercer’s Law School. The Walter F. George School of Law, founded in 1873, is one of the oldest law schools in the country. Named for Walter F. George, a 1901 graduate of Mercer’s law school who went on to become a justice of the Georgia State Supreme Court and later a U.S. Senator, the law school has a rich and distinguished history.


acon... The Grand Opera House is a historic landmark theatre operated by Mercer University. It presents a wide variety of national touring Broadway shows, plays and concerts. Mercer University’s theatre and music departments also hold many of their productions in this beautiful theatre. From fine dining to fast food ... from elegant shops to outlet malls ... from classical to country music concerts, in Macon, Georgia, there is always some place to go and something to do.

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Georgia Sports hall of fame

Each spring Macon welcomes 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees the annual Cherry Blossom Fe days, festival-lovers are treate most extravagant displays of s in the nation.

Located in Macon, Georgia, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is the country’s largest state sports museum at 43,000 square feet. Created in 1956 as the Georgia Prep Sports Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame has been in existence for more than 50 years. It was expanded in 1963 to encompass prep, college, amateur and professional sports. In 1999, it moved into a permanent new home in Macon. -Credit, Georgia Sports HOF 46


macon’s MUSIC HERITAGE

Macon, Georgia, fosters a rich music heritage which is evidenced at various points around town. Otis Redding’s statue (at right) sits by the dock of the bay as a reminder of the Macon-ites many contributions to the music industry. (Below) The Bell House at 315 College Street was the site for the cover of Macon residents The Allman Brothers self-titled first album (and the Allman Brothers Band Museum is still located in Macon on Vineville Ave.).

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facilities at Mercer UNIVERSITY CENTER M

ercer broke ground on the centerpiece of the Macon campus in the fall of 2001. The University Center has become one of the premier venues in the nation for college basketball and volleyball. The $40 million facility has become the focal point for almost all campus activities, providing students with an area for study, a food court, and a coffee shop. The “Street” is a tree-lined, sunlit indoor patio, providing students with an area to study, socialize, and dine on cuisine from the food court, including Chic Fil-A, Subway and Burger Studio. Bear Rock Cafe is a coffee shop and internet café for students to use either with high-speed connections throughout the floor area with the wireless internet connections, or with Bear Rock’s computers. Students can also relax and watch either of two flat screen televisions, or relax outside on the Patio overlooking the Greek Village and campus.

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Both students and athletes have state of the art fitness facilities, with weight training equipment and cardiovascular theater, as well as a 1/8 mile indoor track. The track overlooks the lower level, which has three full-size basketball and volleyball courts for intramural and recreation use. Another distinguishing feature of the University Center is the 25-meter indoor swimming pool for use by both students and teams for lap swim and water strength and speed drills. Athletes have a separate weight room for use during team workouts with all the latest free weight and weight machine technology. Athletes and trainers also

The University Center houses all 17 of Mercer’s NCAA Division I athletics offices, training rooms and team rooms. Opened in 2004, it is a state-of-the-art facility that can hold up 3,200 spectators for basketball and volleyball.

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ercer have the use of a complete athletic training room, with the latest in injury treatment and prevention equipment. The University Center is also home for Mercer University Athletics, with offices for all the athletics administration and coaching staff. These offices allow potential student-athletes to see first hand the facility that will be their home base for their career at Mercer. The University Center, on top of all the other amenities, is the home for Mercer basketball and volleyball. There are two full courts, one designated as the practice court, and the main floor in the center of the arena in the University Center. The main court is surrounded by 3,200 seats for basketball and volleyball, but can be expanded for up to 4,080 with floor seating for concerts. Three skyboxes at mid-court provide a birds-eye view of the action on the floor. The main entrance into the Arena at the University Center is Mercer’s Heritage Hall. This is a collection recognizing some of Mercer’s most important alumni, faculty and staff. There are many different displays, including the Mercer Hall of Fame which honors the accomplishments of Mercerians through the years. Displays also include the history of Mercer Athletics and a History of Mercer itself.

Mercer’s comprehensive therapeutic setting provides medical coverage for all student-athletes. It is staffed by two full-time athletic trainers and five graduate assistants that are licensed and certified to practice.

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Another state-of-the-art addition to Mercer, the weight room is home to power lifting stations, abundant free weights and state-of-the art cardio equipment.

Each of Mercer’s team sports has a an up-to-date locker room in the University Center. The locker rooms have full shower facilities.

Attached to each locker room is a player lounge, complete with a big-screen TV, sound system and comfortable seating.

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The indoor pool at the University Center is a collegiate size lap pool that is utilized for aqua-therapy for rehabilitation of student-athletes.

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WILLIAM D. UNDERWOOD

President Underwood has led Mercer during a period of dynamic growth and development for the University. Since his arrival as Mercer’s 18th President in 2006, enrollment has increased by 18 percent to more than 8,200 students. Mercer has launched a second medical school campus (in Savannah), initiated a master’slevel physician assistant program and a doctoral-level program in physical therapy and added Ph.D. programs in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, and Nursing.

to service-learning and community engagement under President Underwood’s leadership. During the spring of 2009, Mercer announced a $5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support continued revitalization of the College Hill Corridor between campus and downtown Macon. The groundbreaking Mercer On Mission program, launched in 2007, has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative as “an exemplary approach to addressing a specific global challenge.” Mercer earned the highest federal recognition for community engagement by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2009, and in 2008 became the only university in Georgia to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s designation for “Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.”

Reflecting an increased emphasis on research, Mercer in 2009-10 met the criteria established by the Carnegie Foundation for reclassification as a research-doctoral university. Over the past three years, the number of Ph.D. students has increased from fewer than 25 to approximately 200, while the amount of externally funded research expenditures has grown to nearly $25 million. In addition to increased levels of funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, Mercer scientists have for the first time been funded as eminent cancer scientists by the Georgia Cancer Coalition, while other Mercer scientists are now receiving funding to support their research through the Georgia Research Alliance.

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Prior to joining Mercer, President Underwood served at Baylor University as Interim President and held the prestigious Leon Jaworski Chair at the Baylor School of Law. President Underwood is an accomplished educator and scholar. He was designated a Master Teacher at Baylor in recognition of extraordinary classroom teaching over an extended period. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation.

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President Underwood was awarded the J.D. degree summa cum laude by the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985, where he graduated as class salutatorian and was an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Sam D. Johnson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, prior to practicing law for several years with a large law firm in Dallas. He also holds an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, where he met his spouse, Lesli. They have two children, Jessica and William.

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS JIM COLE

Jim Cole assumed the duties of Director of Athletics for Mercer University on July 1, 2010. Prior to that, he served as MU’s Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs, heading up the Mercer Athletics Foundation (the fund-raising arm for Bears’ athletics) concurrent with his time as a State Representative in Georgia. Cole is an active community leader throughout the state. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Leadership Georgia, he is a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church.

A native of Augusta, Cole entered Mercer on an academic scholarship in 1990 and lettered in baseball from 1990 to 1993. He was recipient of the Charles C. Morgan Outstanding Student-Athlete Award and graduated with honors from the University in 1993.

Cole is married to the former Gaylyn Lawson of Forsyth, where they live with their two children, Caroline and Lawson.

Cole was drafted as a pitcher by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1993 and was named the franchise’s “Organizational Player of the Year” and a finalist for the TOPPS Minor League “Player of the Year Award” in 1994.

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After an injury ended his professional baseball career, he returned to Mercer in 1997 to earn his MBA while serving as a graduate assistant and pitching coach for the baseball team. In 1998 he served as pitching coach for the Madison Black Wolves minor league team in Madison, Wis. Cole then entered private business before being elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004 (and serving in that capacity until 2010).

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Cole served as the legislative voice under the Gold Dome for the constituents of House District 125 - which includes Jasper County and parts of Monroe, Jones and Lamar Counties. His legislative duties included membership on the Appropriations Economic Development Sub-Committee (to oversees important areas of the budget that deal with agriculture, community affairs, economic development and transportation). In addition, Cole served on the Rules, Judiciary NonCivil and State Planning and Community Affairs Committees.

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Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Cole to serve as senior administration floor leader in early 2009, having served formerly as assistant floor leader from 2007-2008.

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Even after leaving the political arena to assume the role as Mercers A.D., Cole was called on to continue his commitment of service to the people of the state of Georgia. In 2010, he was elected by his former constituents in Georgia’s House and Senate to represent the 8th Congressional District on the state’s Department of Transportation Board.

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Joel Weems Assistant A.D. Compliance

Rob Murphy Assistant A.D. Sports Medicine

Daniel Tate Assistant A.D. Marketing/Promotions

Brittany Lee Executive Director Mercer Athletic Foundation

Myra Cameron Athletics Coordinator

Michael Ellis Director of Operations

Jim Tessmer Event Coordinator

Paul Bohr Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dave Beyer Athletics Media Relations/SID

Andy Stabell Assistant Sports Information Director

Jeff Graham Sports Information Assistant/New Media

Penny Davis Spirit Coordinator

Doug Cowden Pep Band Director

Nicky Bruno Cheerleading Coach

Pam Manson Staff Assistant

Craig Gibson Head Coach Baseball

Bob Hoffman Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Susie Gardner Head Coach Women’s Basketball

Bobby Lamb Head Coach Football

Steve Bradley Head Coach Men’s Golf

Gary Guyer Head Coach Women’s Golf

Jason Childs Head Coach Men’s Lacrosse

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Dr. Jeffrey Hugdahl Faculty Athletics Representative

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Sybil Blalock Sr. Assoc. A.D./ Senior Women Admin.

Ryan Bailey Head Coach Cross Country (M & W)

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Brad Ruzzo Head Coach Men’s Soccer

Grant Serafy Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Kelly Bretscher Asst. Coach Softball

Warren Woolfolk Head Coach Tennis (M & W)

Noelle Rooke Head Coach Volleyball

Jason Farhadi Volunteer Sports Information

Kevin Cavooris Assistant Compliance

Amanda Brown Assistant Compliance

Alex Rierson Academic Services

Dan Kline Assistant Marketing

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Jacob Street Assistant Operations

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SPORTS MEDICINE The Mission of the Sports Medicine Department is to provide quality comprehensive healthcare to student-athletes. The health and well-being of student-athletes is the number one priority. Student-athletes have access to therapeutic services such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, nutritional counseling and preventative physical medicine.

Rob Murphy

The Mercer Sports Medicine department utilizes a state-of-the-art athletic training facility in the University Center. The athletic training room consists of a treatment, taping and rehabilitation area. The rehabilitation area is equipped with a treadmill, exercise bikes in addition to a variety of weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, and other rehabilitation equipment which can be used to facilitate injury rehabilitations.

Rob Murphy came to Mercer in 2000-01 as director of the Sports Medicine Department, overseeing the healthcare related needs for the University’s Division I sports program. During his tenure at Mercer, Murphy has overseen the sports medicine needs of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, men’s soccer and baseball.

The athletic training area also has an enclosed hydrotherapy room with an eightperson cold whirlpool and smaller extremity whirlpools. There are also offices for the staff and a physician exam room. The athletic training room also has easy access to the weight room and the University Center pool.

Murphy has established a professional relationship with Mercer Health Systems, Forsyth Street Orthopaedics and various other medical facilities in the greater Macon and Atlanta area in an effort to provide Mercer University’s student-athletes with the most comprehensive healthcare available.

The facility is staffed by two full-time certified athletic trainers and six graduate assistant certified athletic trainers, a family practice physician and an orthopedic surgeon. The staff works with other group of health-care providers to bring a comprehensive care to the student-athletes and acts as a liaison with nutritionists, dentist, cardiologists, and many other specialists.

He is also active on campus promoting health and safety as a representative on the University’s Alcohol Awareness Task Force and the StudentHealth Advisory Committee.

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Prior to coming to Mercer, Murphy attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. While at UGA, he served as the athletic trainer for baseball and softball.

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Prior to his arrival at Georgia, Murphy acquired clinical experience in Gainesville, Fla., as the Director of Athletic Training Services at the Physical Therapy Center, Inc. In addition, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Oak Hall School.

Eric Carter Graduate Assistant Baseball, Cheer Squad

Megan McKinson Graduate Assistant Softball, Cross Country

Jesse Kolodziejski Graduate Assistant Wom. Soccer, Men’s Golf

Tyler Fredlund Graduate Assistant Lacrosse

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A native of Ocala, Fla., Murphy received his bachelors degree in exercise and sports sciences with an emphasis in athletic training from the University of Florida in 1994. As a student athletic trainer with the Gators, Murphy was named head student athletic trainer from 1993-94. He was also honored with a University Presidential Leadership Award in 1993.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING The strength and conditioning program at Mercer has three primary goals. These goals are to maximize athleticism, minimize injuries and increase mental/physical toughness. The way this is accomplished is by primarily utilizing ground based, multi-joint, triple extension, explosive exercises. Athletes will perform exercises of all types but focus is put on three main exercise styles: Olympic lifting, power lifting and plyometrics. The goal is to try and replicate the movements, velocities and forces that are experienced during competition of the athlete's sport. Served by a professional full-time strength and conditioning coach as well as an assistant coach, Mercer Athletics provides a full range of weight training and exercise equipment to assist Mercer’s approximately 250 student-athletes in reaching their athletic potential through strength training and conditioning. Easily accessible from anywhere in the University Center, the equipment includes the following: • three top of the line power lift full racks • over 3,000 pounds of plates • a line of variable resistant machines • three sets of Iron Grip dumbbells • five free standing adjustable benches

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Strength and Conditioning Coach Paul Bohr was hired as the first full-time strength and conditioning coach in 2007. Bohr came to the Bears after spending the previous two years as an assistant strength coach at the College of Charleston. While at C of C, Bohr designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs, along with speed programs for men’s basketball, volleyball, softball, men’s soccer, golf, cross country, track & field, swimming and equestrian. The Winter Park, Fla., native began his collegiate career as an assistant strength coach at UC Riverside in August 2004 prior to joining the UCLA athletics program in January 2005. While at UCLA, Bohr worked with the Bruins’ football program assisting with speed development while also teaching and monitoring exercise techniques and developing weight management and nutrition training for student-athletes. Bohr is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is also a member of the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) and is a Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT), Specialist in Sports Conditioning (SSC) and a Certified Sports Performance Nutritionist (SPN). He also is a certified member USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a Level 1 Club Coach.

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Paul has been coaching and working with athletes since 1993, designing fitness and speed development programs. Paul worked with numerous professional athletes from teams such as the Miami Dolphins and Orlando Magic.

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A 1989 graduate from UCF with a bachelor’s of business administration, Bohr later received his master’s degree in physical education from Cal State – Dominguez Hills.

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Derrick Rosinski Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning

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MERCER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION Mission Statement: The Mercer Athletics Foundation was created in 2007 as the fund-raising arm for Mercer University Athletics. Since its inception, members of the foundation have contributed over $1.5 million. These funds have been used to undertake such projects as hiring a full-time strength and conditioning coach, enhancing recruiting budgets, providing additional scholarships and to help increase salaries to attract and retain outstanding coaches.

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John W. Collier

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John graduated from Mercer University in 1966 where he played baseball and was captain his senior year. He received his J.D. in 1971 from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, where he served on Law Review, and is a member of the Georgia and Florida Bar. He is a past member of Mercer Board of Trustees. John has more than 15 years of experience providing wealth management services and over 25 years of experience in the practice of law. After serving as an institutional consultant at Smith Barney, John joined Merrill Lynch in 2007. He is currently an Institutional Money Manager at Merrill Lynch.

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“It’s a great time to ‘Be the Bear’ as a part of the Mercer University athletics family! There are many exciting things currently going on in Bears Athletics...with even more on the horizon!

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The experiences I gained as a Mercer student and athlete have proven invaluable in both my personal and professional life. Mercer offers its students an education - both on and off the field - that is as functional as it is respected in today’s world. A Mercer degree tells people that you have been a part of something special.

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The Mercer Athletic Foundation’s goal is to enhance and grow the ‘athletic experience’ for the student-athletes who follow in the footsteps of those who, like myself, were fortunate enough to represent the Orange & Black in intercollegiate athletics competition. Your gifts and contributions to the MAF are what make it possible for this to happen, so please consider how you can ‘Be the Bear’ today!”

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Vice-President: Charlie Cantrell

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Secretary: Dr. Bill Argo

Treasurer: Dr. Chuck Hawkins

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ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE BUILDING… • Atlantic Sun student-athletes set a new all-time record with 63.79 percent earning All-Academic honors by achieving at least a 3.0 GPA during their season of competition last year. • The A-Sun led all of Division I last year as the NCAA’s top academic women’s soccer conference; nine of 11 teams received national honors from the NSCAA for posting a team GPA of 3.0 or better, the highest percentage in the country. • ETSU baseball standout Paul Hoilman won his second-straight A-Sun Student-Athlete of the Year award becoming just the fourth person in A-Sun history to accomplish that feat. The 2010 National College Home Run Derby Champion posted a 3.95 GPA in math and was named a Lowe’s CLASS National finalist. • Belmont’s Mick Hedgepeth was named the 2010-11 NACDA Division I-AAA Scholar Athlete of the Year. • Kennesaw State’s Ben Greene earned the NCAA Elite-88 honor for having the best GPA among participants in the NCAA men’s golf national championship.

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Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

For more than 30 years, the Atlantic Sun Conference has supported its member institutions in providing intercollegiate athletics programs committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets this mission by maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. By integrating sportsmanship in the competitive arena and fostering leadership through community service, A-Sun member institutions provide an overall educational experience for our studentathletes that reflects our commitment to and success in Building Winners for Life.

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…FOR LIFE! • Federal Graduation Rate and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) reports show the A-Sun meeting its mission of Building Winners for Life as 32 programs boast a perfect 100% success rate. • Three A-Sun schools, North Florida, Lipscomb and Belmont, received Community Engagement recognition from the Carnegie Foundation for exceptional commitment to community service. • The Tennessean tabbed Lipscomb graduate Beth Harwell, the state’s first female Speaker of the House, as Tennessee’s Most Powerful Woman. • The A-Sun SAAC surpassed the $100,000 mark for charitable fund raising, reaching $103,000 in the seven-year history of the charitable challenge. • The A-Sun claimed the Southeast D-I Athletic Director of the Year honor for the third-straight year, as Stetson’s Jeff Altier followed ETSU’s Dave Mullins and Belmont’s Mike Strickland in earning that distinction. • Lipscomb basketball player Jenna Bartsokas earned post-graduate scholarships from both the A-Sun and the NCAA as she claimed the A-Sun’ Student-Athlete of the Year honor and was named a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. • Three A-Sun institutions earned Top-10 rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the best regional universities in the southeast. Stetson at No. 3, Belmont at No. 5, and Mercer at No. 8 each earned top marks. • The Princeton Review recognized ETSU, Mercer, North Florida and Belmont in its list of the Best Colleges in the southeast.

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…WINNERS… • The A-Sun set multiple records for postseason participation in men’s basketball and finished ranked 17th in conference RPI, leading all but the ACC, SEC and Conference USA among nine southeastern Division I conferences. A conference record three teams reached postseason play; the A-Sun earned three postseason wins, and hosted three postseason games with ETSU reaching the semifinals of the CIT and Jacksonville notching a postseason win for the second-straight year (2010 NIT, 2011 CIT). • A record-setting three A-Sun teams advanced to postseason play in women’s basketball (Stetson/NCAA; FGCU/ WNIT; USC Upstate/WBI), with FGCU playing in the postseason for the fourth-consecutive year at Division I; the Eagles posted their third national postseason victory in that span with a win in the WNIT last year. • The A-Sun earned national distinction in women’s basketball as one of only two Division I conferences to receive a grant from the NCAA to promote attendance nationally for women’s basketball - league attendance jumped more than 15%; the A-Sun also partnered with CollegeInsider.com to present the first national poll in women’s basketball for mid-major programs – a poll that showed FGCU in a top-ten ranking all year long. • A-Sun Baseball returned to a familiar lofty position on the national stage last year. The A-Sun was a top-ten conference all year, with Stetson, Belmont and Jacksonville playing in the NCAA Championship; each A-Sun team had at least one win, with Stetson and Belmont reaching the regional finals, giving the A-Sun five wins in the national tournament, tops among non-BCS conferences. Jacksonville’s Adam Brett Walker, ETSU’s Bo Reeder and Mercer’s Jacob Tanis earned All-American honors. • Softball continued to impact the national rankings and tournaments as the A-Sun ranked in the top-12 conferences nationally for the fourth-straight year; the A-Sun boasted five teams in the RPI top-100. • National success for the A-Sun in men’s golf success has become an annual achievement as the A-Sun sent multiple teams to the NCAA Championship for the eighth time in nine years; All-American Jeff Karlsson helped Kennesaw State finished third at the NCAA Southeastern Regional last year, the best regional finish ever for an A-Sun team. The Owls advanced to nationals, the seventh time in eight years an A-Sun team has advanced through regionals into the finals. • The A-Sun posted the nation’s best increase in men’s soccer ranking last year. Four programs improved nearly 100 spots in the NCAA RPI rankings with FGCU nationally ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the year.

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MERCER KEY CONTACTS

1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, Ga. 31207 * Phone: (478) 301-2994

cole_jm@mercer.edu blalock_sa@mercer.edu murphy_r@mercer.edu weems_jd@mercer.edu tate_dj@mercer.edu lee_bm@mercer.edu cameron_m@mercer.edu manson_pl@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2301

blalock_sa@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2729

weems_jd@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2453

murphy_r@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2047

bohr_pr@mercer.edu

(478) 301-5217

davis_pp@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2369

ellis_ms@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2702

tate_dj@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2735 (478) 301-5219 (478) 301-5209

beyer_wd@mercer.edu stabell_al@mercer.edu graham_jm@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2396

gibson_c@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2736

hoffman_jb@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2739

gardner_sl@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2144

bailey_r@mercer.edu

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(478) 301-2713

football@mercer.edu

(478) 301-5349

bradley_sc@mercer.edu

(478) 301-5625

guyer_gl@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2731

childs_jl@mercer.edu

(478) 301-4011

ruzzo_bm@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2060

serafy_gw@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2263

TBA

(478) 301-2269

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(478) 301-2268

rooke_ns@mercer.edu

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Athletics Administration Jim Cole Director of Athletics Sybil Blalock Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Affairs/SWA Rob Murphy Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine Joel Weems Assistant Director of Athletics/ Compliance Daniel Tate Assistant Director of Athletics/Marketing Brittany Lee Executive Director, Mercer Athletic Foundation Myra Cameron Athletics Coordinator/Administrative Eligibility Coordinator Pam Manson Office Assistant Academic Affairs Sybil Blalock Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Affairs/SWA Compliance Joel Weems Assistant A.D./ Compliance Sports Medicine Rob Murphy Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine Strength & Conditioning Paul Bohr Strength & Conditioning Coach Spirit Penny Davis Spirit Coordinator Operations/Event Management Michael Ellis Director of Facility Operations Marketing & Promotions Daniel Tate Assistant Director of Athletics/Marketing Athletics Media Relations/Sports Information Dave Beyer Sports Information Director Andy Stabell Assistant Sports Information Director Jeff Graham Sports Information Assistant Baseball Craig Gibson Head Coach Men's Basketball Bob Hoffman Head Coach Women's Basketball Susie Gardner Head Coach Cross Country (M & W) Ryan Bailey Head Coach Football Bobby Lamb Head Coach Men's Golf Steve Bradley Head Coach Women's Golf Gary Guyer Head Coach Men's Lacrosse Jason Childs Head Coach Men's Soccer Brad Ruzzo Head Coach Women's Soccer Grant Serafy Head Coach Softball TBA Head Coach Tennis (M & W) Warren Woolfolk Head Coach Women's Volleyball/Sand Volleyball Noelle Rooke Head Coach Other Key Campus Numbers

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Mercer Police Emergency Admissions Automated Information

(478) 301-2970 (478) 301-2911 (478) 301-2650 (478) 301-1500

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