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suu G olf Q uiCk f aCTs Location: Cedar City, Utah 84720 Mailing Address: 351 W. Center Enrollment: 8,066 Founded: 1897 Nickname: Thunderbirds Colors: Scarlet and White Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: The Summit League President: Dr. Michael Benson Athletic Director: Ken Beazer Assoc. AD/Dir. Sports Medicine: Ricky Mendini, ATC Assoc. AD/Compliance: Todd Brown Assoc, AD/Business: Jason Norris SWA: Marlene Barth FAR: Dr. Deborah Hill Head Coach: Richard Church (Utah ‘89) Assistants: John Evans (BYU, 1966) Casey McClellan (SUU ‘98) Best Time To Reach Church: 10-2 daily Golf Office Phone: 435-586-7805 Athletic Department Phone: 435-865-8385 Athletic Office Fax: 435-586-5444 Men: 2010-11 Summit League Finish: Second NCAA Tournament: None 2009-10 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 6/1 Redshirts Returning: 1 Women: 2010-11 Summit League Finish: Eighth NCAA Tournament: None 2009-10 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/0 Redshirts Returning: 0 Media Relations Director: Neil Gardner (Golf Contact) Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7753 Home: . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-1127 email . . . . . . . . . . . . . gardner@suu.edu Assistant SID: Kyle Cottam Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7752 email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cottam@suu.edu Assistant SID: Kyle Newhouse Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7758 email: . . . . . . . kylenewhouse@suu.edu Sports Information FAX: (435) 586-5444 Website: www.suutbirds.com

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Primary souThern uTah media The Spectrum/Daily News 369 N. 100 W. Cedar City, Utah 84720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435-586-7471 The University Journal 351 W. Center St. Cedar City, Utah 84720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435-586-5487 The Deseret News PO Box 1257 Salt Lake City, Utah 84110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-237-2161 The Salt Lake Tribune 90 S. 400 W. Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-257-8900 SUTV 351 W. Center St. Cedar City, Utah 84720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435-586-8011 KMYU-TV 31 East, St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah 84770 . . . . . . . . . 435-773-6322 KCSG-TV 845 E. Red Hills Parkway St. George Utah 84770 . . . . . . . . . . 435-986-9715 Power 91 Radio 351 W. Center St. Cedar City, Utah 84720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435-586-7975

Table of ConTenTs 2011-12 Men’s and Women’s Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Cedar City/Iron County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Men’s Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19 Men’s Roster/Team Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2010-11 Men’s Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2010-11 Women’s Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 SUU Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 SUU Athletics Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 SUU Athletics Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 SUU Athletics Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 SUU President Michael Benson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 SUU President’s Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 SUU Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SUU Record Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-34 This Is Southern Utah University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-42 Women’s Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-29 Women’s Roster/Team Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20


2011-12 Southern Utah Golf Outlook

Kacy Buckner

Jeff Evans

A nice mix of youth and experience would be a good way to analyze both the men’s and the women’s golf teams at Southern Utah University in 2011-12.

12 events last season, so it is an experienced bunch. Tyler Hunt, a redshirt freshman returning from an LDS church mission, will also rejoin the team this season.

And that analysis has head coach Richard Church cautiously optimistic about the season.

Just one senior will compete on the women’s side in 201112, Kacy Buckner, as the other senior, Sadie Palmer, is using a redshirt year this season. Buckner is joined by juniors Jamie Coking and Brittany Edwards, as well as sophomores Kaohi Loo and Rose Pelletier on the competition squad. Buckner, Coking and Loo played in every event last season, while Edwards missed just two.

The men’s team returns a solid core of upperclassmen and an experienced sophomore class, and adds two talented freshmen who have had a good deal of success in the high school and junior golf ranks. The women’s team also has a good core of experienced returning players, a good sophomore class, and a good group of incoming freshmen. “We come into the season with a good group of leaders returning on both the men’s and women’s teams,” Church says. “Most of our returners are coming off good summers. One the men’s side we had five players do well at the Utah Amateur, with four making it to medal play and we had some success on the women’s side as well. “We’ve got a good core of returning players on both teams, and we’ve got two good freshman classes as well,” he adds. The men’s team has three seniors: Jeff Evans, Brad Millard and Jordan Orth; as well as sophomores Nic Booth, Jake Holt and Greg Kerber returning from last year’s squad. All three sophomores played in at least eight of the team’s

Entering the mix for the men are freshmen Foster Kenton III and Sammy Cole; and Monica Jung, Alyssa Ballew and Shantell Spackman on the women’s squad. All five had a good deal of success prior to joining the Thunderbirds. SUU also added another freshman on the women’s team, Megan Terry, but she is rehabilitating an injury and will redshirt along with Palmer this season. On the men’s side Evans returns as one of the most successful players in SUU history. A two-time all-Summit League performer, Evans was named the league’s most valuable player last year, then he went on to win the Utah State Amateur in the summer, becoming the first Thunderbird, current or former, to win the event. Evans posted the third-lowest stroke average in school history last season, 72.6, and had seven top-20 finishes, including five in the top-10, in 11 stroke-play events.

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NicBooth “Jeff has all the tools plus he has a great work ethic,” Church notes. “He is looking to improve his golf game daily. He sets high goals for himself and he has the ability to achieve them. He has good length, a good short game and he’s very good around the greens.” Millard played in all but one tourney last season, and his 75.26 career stroke average ranks eighth all-time at Southern Utah. He finished second on the team five times in the 10 tournaments he competed in and has had the team’s second-lowest stroke average, behind Evans, the past two years. “With the improved ability on the team Brad has worked harder this summer than he has in the past,” Church says. “He’s been a solid member of the team the past couple of years and done everything we brought him in to do. I hope to see good leadership from him in his senior season.” Orth wound up fourth on the team in stroke average last year after competing in 10 of the 12 events. He joined the team as a sophomore in 2009 after transferring from Dixie State, and he competed in all of the team’s events in the spring of 2010. “Jordan has continued to work hard on his game ever since he got here,” Church says. “He is striving to improve and he continues to improve. He has good leader-

Brad Millard ship skills and has a lot of talent. We look for him to continue to be a solid contributor to the team.” Last year’s team had no seniors and no sophomores, meaning this year’s sophomore class got a lot of experience last season, a factor that bodes well for the future. “Nic, Jake and Greg bring a higher competitive level into their sophomore seasons than we’ve historically had from our sophomores,” Church points out. Booth wound up with the team’s third-lowest stroke average last year, and after a few struggles in the fall he came on in the spring, with a pair of top-20 finishes and overall solid play. “Nic had a strong summer and he has worked hard to continue to improve,” Church notes. “His work ethic has improved, his course management has improved and we expect him to give Jeff a run for his money this year. He’s very athletic, hits it a long way and he’s a good wedge player.” Holt was also a major contributor during the 2010-11 season. He missed the team’s season-opener at Air Force, but played in every event the rest of the way. “Jake practices harder than anyone else on the team,” Church says. “He’s a good putter and a good driver of the

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Jake Holt ball. He has some definite skills but he also has some areas he needs to work on; he knows that and he’s working to improve those areas.” Kerber walked on in the fall of 2010 but earned a spot on the team and by spring he was a regular, appearing in all but one event. He was fifth on the squad in stroke average last year. “Greg is a gritty competitor who has fought his way into a contributing role on the team,” Church says. “When his back is against the wall he performs at his best. If I had to have one guy to make a putt to save my life it would be him.” As for the freshmen, Kenton was a four-time all-stater who won a pair of Nevada high school championships during his career at Mineral County HS, while Cole was a CIF Southern Division champion and a three-time allleague selection at Aliso Niguel HS as well as the first alternate to the U.S. Amateur this past summer. “Foster brings a good work ethic and a light-hearted personality to the team, he’s fun to be around and he’s a good player,” Church notes. “Sammy brings a strong junior resume’, he was the first alternate to the U.S. Amateur and he’s had numerous top-10 finishes during his junior career.”

Kaohi Loo On the women’s side, with Palmer – who has led the team the past two seasons, including posting the lowest stroke average in the four-year history of the women’s program last year – sitting, there is an opportunity for a handful of players to rise to the top and lead the team. As the lone competing senior, Buckner is the logical choice. She has played in every event for the team all three years she has been at SUU and has had its secondlowest stroke average the past two years. She led the team at three events and was second on the squad three more times last year, with three top-10 finishes and the team’s lowest individual round, a 70 at the Jackrabbit Invitational, which is also the second-lowest round in SUU golf history. “Kacy’s been a steady player for us for three years and we’re hoping she has a strong senior season.” Church says. “As our only senior we’re expecting more leadership out of her this year, but she’s a talented player. She’s a good putter, she has good focus and she sees the course very well.” Coking has played in every event the last two years. A player who didn’t really get serious about golf until she was in high school, she finished last season with the fourth-best stroke average on the team and she has continued to improve as she has gained experience.

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2011-12 Southern Utah Golf Outlook

Jamie Coking

Monica Jung

“Jamie is probably our best athlete but she’s relatively inexperienced as far as golf goes, she was a softball player before she turned her focus to golf,” Church notes. “She had a strong summer and she’s made great strides as a golfer.”

she has taken advantage of her opportunities to improve and is poised to become another vital piece of the squad. Although she competed in just three events last season, Church says she is the most improved player on the team this year.

Edwards has been in and out of the lineup the past two seasons, but she has contributed when given the opportunity. Last year she played in nine of the team’s 11 events and had a pair of top-25 finishes.

“Rose had the most productive and hardest-working summer of the whole team, and she showed the most improvement,” Church pointed out. “If she continues to improve on her putting we expect her to be in the lineup.”

“Brittany hits it a long way, with good length off the tee,” the coach says. “She has continued to work at her game and we’re looking forward to seeing that improvement continue.”

Jung “has the strongest junior resume of any golfer we’ve ever brought to Southern Utah, male or female,” Church says. A native of South Korea who spent much of her life in Australia, Jung saw an outstanding junior career interrupted when she was in a serious automobile accident during high school. She has worked hard to come back, however, and has as much potential as anyone Church has coached.

Loo had one of the best freshman seasons in the short history of SUU women’s golf last year, She finished third on the team in stroke average after playing in every event, and she carded a pair of top-10 finishes, including a tie for third place in her first collegiate event. “Kaohi worked very hard this summer to improve her distance,” Church notes. “She’s already a great putter and if she can get the rest of her game up to that level she has some real potential. She played a good summer schedule and we’re looking forward to her season.”

“Monica suffered a potentially career-ending injury in high school but was able to fight her way back,” Church notes. “At a young age she was on the state team of the New South Wales Golf Association, but after her accident it would have been easy to quit, but she just worked harder. She works very hard, she has a great attitude, and she’s a great teammate.”

Pelletier is another relative newcomer to the game, but

Ballew is another player who had a very successful junior

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Brittany Edwards

Greg Kerber

career. She was a three-time all-state performer at Las Vegas’ Arbor View HS who also lettered in softball and basketball.

Rose Pelleteier Tyler Hunt

Jordan Orth

Alyssa Ballew

“Alyssa was a strong junior player, she played in an average of 25 tournaments a year in high school,” Church notes. “She’s athletic and very talented, she has a lot of golf skill.” Spackman was a four-year all-region and a threetime all-state honoree at Utah’s Sky View HS. She finished third in the state as a senior, and like Ballew, also lettered in basketball.

Foster Kenton III

Shantell Spackman

“Shantell is very athletic and a great competitor,” Church says. “She’s fairly new to the game, but she’s a hard worker and we think she has a lot of potential.” Terry is another two-time all-state selection who lettered in both golf and basketball. She helped her team to a state championship in 2010 and was region medalist as a junior. “Megan was a good junior player but she’s overcoming an injury she suffered in high school,” Church pointed out. “Down the road we expect her to become a contributor when she gets through her rehabilitation.”

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head Coach richard Church utah, 1989 Twelfth season at suu

The 2011-12 Coaches

Richard Church is in his 12th season as head golf coach at Southern Utah University and his 16th as a member of the SUU golf staff. Church served as the Thunderbirds’ assistant coach for four seasons prior to taking over from former Coach John Evans in the fall of 2000. During his tenure as head or assistant coach at SUU, Church has coached seven Academic all-Americans, one conference champion, four conference runners-up, and the University's only two NCAA post-season competitors in golf. He has also seen the team finish second in the league five times since SUU golf began competing in the Summit League in 1997-98, including in 2005, 2006 and 2011. A 1989 graduate of the University of Utah, Church owns and operates the Blue Pine Motel in nearby Panguitch, Utah. He has overseen the establishment of the Southern Utah University Golf Endowment Fund and has been active in numerous political campaigns, both in Utah and in Washington D.C. Church and his wife, Cheryl, are the parents of four children, Justin, Kyle, Josh and Breanne.

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assistant Coach Casey mcClellan southern utah, 1998 Third season at suu

The 2011-12 Coaches

Casey McClellan is in his third season as assistant golf coach at Southern Utah. A 1998 graduate of Southern Utah University, Coach McClellan will help with travel, tournament coaching, and the daily operations of both the men's and women's golf programs, with primary emphasis on the women’s team. McClellan also serves as the Executive Director of the Utah Summer Games. Prior to taking the helm at the USG, McClellan served as head women's softball coach at Dixie State College where he led his team to the first national tournament appearance in school history as well as its first Region 18 championship. His squad was also named NJCAA academic all-American Team of the Year after compiling a cumulative GPA of 3.67. McClellan has also served as an assistant women's basketball coach at DSC and SUU. Coach McClellan is married to the former Cori Kay Benson. They have one child, Chandler.

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assistant Coach John evans brigham young, 1966 Tenth season at suu

The 2011-12 Coaches

John Evans returned to Southern Utah as an assistant coach last season after a 10-year hiatus from the program. A 1967 graduate of Brigham Young University, Evans was SUU’s head golf coach for eight years before handing the reins to Richard Church in 1999. As SUU’s head coach, Evans guided the team to second-place finishes in the Mid-Continent Conference in 1997 and 1998 and coached one Mid-Con medalist. He also coached many all-conference performers and oversaw the development of the program as it moved from NAIA competition to the NCAA Division I level. Coach Evans, who is the PGA professional at Cedar Ridge Golf Course, also had a successful career as a coach at the high school level. He has also experienced a good deal of success as a player, competing in the PGA Championship in addition to numerous other tournaments. Coach Evans and his wife Pam, are the parents of six children, Lisa, Leslie, Mike, Robb, Katy and Jeff. All three of his sons have played golf at Southern Utah. Coach Evans is pictured with sons Jeff and Mike at the 2009 U.S. Amateur, where Jeff was a participant.

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The 2011-12 Southern Utah Men

The 2011-12 Thunderbirds, front, from left: Brad Millard, Tyler Hunt, Jordan Orth, Jake Holt, Greg Kerber. Back: Coach John Evans, Jeff Evans, Sammy Cole, Foster Kenton III, Jake Booth, Coach Casey McClellan, Coach Richard Church

2010-11 southern utah men’s Golf roster Player Ht Wt Year Hometown Experience/Last School Nic Booth 6-3 190 So. West Jordan, Utah 1VLWest Jordan HS Sammy Cole 6-2 180 Fr. Aliso Viejo, Calif. HS/Aliso Niguel HS Jeff Evans 6-3 180 Sr. Cedar City, Utah 3VL/Cedar City HS Jake Holt 5-9 155 So. Tooele, Utah 1VL/Tooele HS Tyler Hunt 5-10 175 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev. RS/Spring Valley HS Foster Kenton III 6-0 225 Fr. Hawthorne, Nev. HS/Mineral County HS Greg Kerber 5-9 155 So. Las Vegas, Nev. HS/Centennial HS Brad Millard 5-9 185 Sr. North Salt Lake, Utah 2VL/Salt Lake CC Jordan Orth 5-8 150 Sr. Cranbrook, B.C. 2VL/Dixie State Head Coach: Richard Church (Utah ‘89) Assistant Coaches: Casey McClellan, John Evans

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Jeff Evans 6-3, 140, Senior Cedar City, Utah Cedar City High School

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Led or co-led the Thunderbirds in every tournament … led the team in stroke average at 72.6, the third best average in SUU history … had eight top-20 and seven top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments, including fourth at CS Northridge’s Bill Cullum Invitational, fifth at The Summit League Championships, seventh at South Dakota State’s Jackrabbit Invitational and UC Santa Barbara’s OGIO Invitational, 10th at Colorado’s Mark Simpson Invitational and 19th at Denver’s Desert Shootout … best round was a 67 at Northridge, as was his best finish (fourth) … the 67 was tied as the team’s low round of the season, it also tied the seventh-best round in school history and was oneoff his personal low. At SUU, 2009-10: Competed at all 11 tournaments and carried the team's lowest stroke average at 74.0 ... best round was 66, at Wyoming's Cowboy Classic, and his best finish was second at SUU's Pat Hicks Invitational ... had five top-10 finishes and in the spring he finished out of the top-30 just once in six tourneys ... earned first-team all-Summit League honors after finishing fourth at the league championship. At SUU, 2008-09: Played in all but one tournament … carried team’s fourth-best stroke average at 76.4 … best round was 70, which he shot at SUU’s Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational and at Denver’s Desert Shootout … best finish was 10th at the Thunderbird Invitational. At Cedar High School: Earned four letters playing for his dad, John, at Cedar High School …claimed region medalist honors his senior season … also lettered in basketball, earned region MVP recognition. Personal: Won the Utah State Amateur championship this past summer, becoming the first Thunderbird to win the tournament … competed at the 2010 US Pub Links after earning a spot in the tourney as Utah's No. 2 qualifier ... qualified for and competed at the 2009 U.S. Amateur after finishing first at the Utah Sectional … born in Cedar City, Utah … wife is Heather, parents are Pam and John Evans ... dad is currently head pro at Cedar Ridge Golf Course and an assistant coach on the team as well as the team’s former head coach ... brothers Mike and Robb also played for the Thunderbirds … majoring in accounting.

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brad millard 5-9, 160, senior north salt lake, utah Woods Cross high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Played in all but one event, finished the season with the second-lowest stroke average on the team, at 75.7 … best round was 70 at Denver’s Desert Shootout … best finish was 12th at The Summit League Championships … finished second on the team at five tournaments: Air Force’s Falcon Invitational, CS Northridge’s Bill Cullum Invitational, SUU’s Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational, Denver and at The Summit League. At SUU, 2009-10: Was one of just two players to compete in all 11 tournaments for the Thunderbirds ... finished the season third on the team with a 74.8 stroke avearage ...best round was a 68 at the Utah Shootout, low finish was 14th at the Summit League championship ... had three top-30 finishes. At Salt Lake Community College: Was a member of the SLCC club golf team but did not compete. At Woods Cross High School: Helped the Wildcats to a second place finish in the region and fifth place at the state championships his senior season … was a three-year letterman ... also earned three letters in soccer. Personal: Advanced to medal play at the 2011 Utah State Amateur … 2008 Lakeside Amateur champion … born Aug. 10, 1985 in Salt Lake City … parents are Nita and Paul Millard … has selected communications as his major course of study.

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Jordan orth 5-9, 140, senior Cranbrook, b.C. mt. baker high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Competed in nine of 11 tournaments and the head-to-head match with Utah State … finished the season with a 77.0 stroke average … best round was a 70 at South Dakota State’s Jackrabbit Invitational … best finish was 30th at the Jackrabbit Invite … finished second on the team twice, at Colorado’s Mark Simpson Invitational and at the Jackrabbit. At SUU, 2009-10: Competed for the Thunderbirds in spring of 2010 after joining the team at semester break. Played in all six spring tournaments, best finish was 36th at the Summit League championships, best round was 74 at South Dakota State’s Jackrabbit Invitational. Finished the season with a 79.0 stroke average. Prior To SUU: Competed one season at Dixie State College. Personal: Graduate of Mt. Baker High School in Cranbrook, B.C. where he was a four-year letter-winner for Coach Rob Taylor and his dad, Darrell Orth. Was a two-time Provincial Champion, he set the tournament record at 5-under par 139 as a sophomore. Competed in the 2006 International Junior Master’s tourney, advancing to the round of 16. Also lettered in volleyball. Was Mt. Baker’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2006, when he was also named the school’s most dedicated male athlete. Parents are Tammy and Darrell. Is majoring in biology with an emphasis on pre-dentistry.

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nic booth 5-10, 165, sophomore West Jordan, utah Copper hills high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Competed in all but one event, finished the season with the best stroke average among freshmen and the third-best overall at 75.8 … tied for the team lead at BYU’s Cougar Classic and finished second on the team at three tournaments, Wyoming’s Desert Intercollegiate, Denver’s Desert Shootout and the OGIO Santa Barbara Classic … best round was a 69 at BYU, best finish was 15th at UC Santa Barbara … had another top-20 finish, at The Summit League Championships where he was 20th. Personal: Advanced to medal play at the 2011 Utah State Amateur … prepped at Copper Hills High School, where he earned four golf letters playing for his dad, Mike Booth … claimed three individual region titles and was a first-team all-state selection … earned academic honor roll recognition … advanced to match play at the 2010 Utah State Amateur … parents are Lezli and Mike … is undecided upon a major course of study.

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Jake holt 5-10, 160, sophomore Tooele, utah Tooele high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Missed the season-opener at Air Force but competed in every subsequent event … finished tied for first on the team at Weber State’s Purple & Red Invitational … best round was a 67 at The Summit League Championships, it was tied as the best score on the team in 2010-11 and is also tied for the eighth-best score in school history … best finish was 20th at The Summit League as well … finished the season with a 77.3 stroke average. Personal: Advanced to medal play at the 2011 Utah State Amateur … prepped at Tooele High School, where he was a four-year letter-winner for Coach Fred Killpack ... earned all-region honors and all-state honors in 2008 and 2009 ... helped the Buffaloes to a third-place finish in the state tournament his senior season ... also lettered in basketball at THS ... parents are Julia Holt and Charles Holt ... plans to major in biology.

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Greg kerber 5-9, 135, sophomore las Vegas, nevada Centennial high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Competed in seven of 11 tournaments as well as in the head-to-head match with Utah State … finished the season with a 77.0 stroke average … best round was a 71, at SUU’s Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational and at Denver’s Desert Shootout … best finish was 27th at The Summit League championships. Personal: Graduate of Las Vegas’ Centennial High School, where he was a four-year letter-winner for Coach Greg Bohls’ Bulldogs … helped the ‘Dogs to a region runner-up finish, was named his team’s Player of the Year in 2008 … parents are Carol and Greg, sister Morgan is a senior on the SUU women’s team … plans to major in criminal justice.

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sammy Cole 6-2, 180, freshman aliso Viejo, California aliso niguel hs

The 2011-12 Players

At Aliso Niguel HS: Earned four golf letters playing for Coach Wayne Westling … was a CIF Southern Section Individual champ and a three-time all-South Coast League selection … earned varsity Rookie of the Year award, the Coaches Award in 2009 and 2010, was team’s MVP in 2011 … was a team captain in 2010 and 2011 … set the Aliso Viejo Country Club course record and tied the Aliso Niguel record for nine-hole scoring … earned a Orange Coast Register athlete of the week award … a twotime scholar-athlete award winner. Personal: Tied for fourth-lace in the California US Amateur qualifier and fifth at the AJGA Junior Challenge … born in Colorado … parents are Diana and David Cole … was a member of the California state Little League championship team as a 12-year old … plans to major in economics.

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foster kenton iii 6-0, 215, freshman hawthorne, nevada mineral County hs

The 2011-12 Players

At Mineral County HS: Earned four golf letters playing for Coach Mike Fitzgerald … claimed a pair of individual state championships with a second-place and a sixth-place finish to earn all-state recognition all four years … was state player of the year twice, as a sophomore and junior when he won the title … also lettered in basketball … served as president of the school’s National Honor Society … never missed a day of school. Personal: Born in Fallon, Nevada … parents are Foster Kenton, Jr., and Carrie Kenton … plans to major in business management.

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The 2011-12 Southern Utah Ladies

The 2011-12 Thunderbirds, front, from left: Monica Jung, Shantell Spackman, Megan Terry, Brittany Edwards, Jamie Coking, Kacy Buckner. Back: Coach Casey McClellan, Sadie Palmer, Alyssa Ballew, Coach John Evans, Kaohi Loo, Rose Pelletier, Coach Richard Church

2011-12 southern utah Women’s Golf roster Player Ht Year Hometown Exp./High School Alyssa Ballew 5-9 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev. HS/Arbor View HS Kacy Buckner 5-6 Sr. St. George, Utah 3VL/Dixie HS Jamie Coking 5-4 Jr. Peoria, Ariz. 2VL/Sunrise Mountain HS Brittany Edwards 5-4 Jr. Antioch, Calif. 2VL/Deer Valley HS Monica Jung 5-3 Fr. Sydney, Australia HS/Strathfield South HS Sadie Palmer 5-8 Sr. Tooele, Utah 3VL/Tooele HS Kaohi Loo 5-10 So. Beaverton, Ore. 1VL/Southridge HS Rose Pelletier 5-8 So. Palmer, Alaska 1VL/Palmer HS Shantell Spackman 5-3 Fr. Richmond, Utah HS/Sky View HS Megan Terry 5-3 Fr. South Jordan, Utah HS/Herriman HS Head Coach: Richard Church (Utah ‘89) Assistant Coaches: Casey McClellan, John Evans

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sadie Palmer 5-8, senior Tooele, utah Tooele high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Led the team in stroke average with an SUU women’s record 77.3 after competing in all 11 of the team’s events… was team’s top finisher in seven tournaments, was second on the squad in the other three … best finish was third at Weber State’s Wildcat Invitational, also finished fourth at NAU’s Mountain Shootout and had eight total top-20 finishes … best round was 71 at South Dakota State’s jackrabbit Invitational. At SUU, 2009-10: Led the Thunderbirds in stroke average at 78.1 ... competed in all 11 tournaments, was individual champion at the Utah Shootout ... best round was 69, also at the Utah Shootout ... finished second at the Wildcat Invitational ... had three top-five, seven top-20 and nine top-30 finishes. At SUU, 2008-09: Was one of just two Thunderbirds to compete in all 10 tournaments … finished the season with the third-best stroke average on the team, 83.4 … her 83.4 stroke average set the freshman women’s standard at SUU … best finish was 13th at the Summit League championship … best round came at NAU’s Mountain Shootout, where she shot 75. At Tooele High School: Claimed the 2008 Utah 4A/5A state championship as well as medalist honors at the 2008 region tournament … fired a 68 at the state tourney … a four-year letterwinner for coach Fred Killpack’s Buffaloes … participated in student government all four years, also worked two years on the school’s television station. Personal: Will redshirt this season ... this past summer she qualified for and competed in the US Public Links Tournament … finished second at the 2010 Utah State Amateur ... individual champion at the Utah qualifier for the 2009 US Public Links Championship … placed seventh at the 2009 Utah State Amateur … the Utah Junior Golf Association’s Player of the Year in 2007 … Utah Section PGA junior champion in 2006 and co-champ in 2007 … born in Salt Lake City … parents are Susan and Matt Palmer …. Major course of study is communications with a broadcasting emphasis.

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kacy buckner 5-6, senior st. George, utah dixie high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Competed in all 11 events … carried the team’s second-lowest stroke average at 80.8 and carded the team’s lowest individual round, a 70 at South Dakota State’s Jackrabbit Invitational … her round of 70 is the second-lowest in SUU women’s golf history … paced the team three times, finished second on the squad at three more tournaments … best finish was third at NAU’s Mountain Shootout, also had a fifth-place finish at Cal Poly’s Lamkin Grip Invitational and eighth at Weber State’s Wildcat Invite. At SUU, 2009-10: Played in all 11 tournaments and finished second on the team with an 81.9 stroke average ... shot a low round of 76 twice, at Gonzaga and Eastern Washington's Bulldog & Eagle Invitational and at Cal Poly's Firestone Grill Invitational ... had four top-20 and six top-30 finishes. At SUU, 2008-09: Competed at all 10 of the squad’s tournaments … carried team’s fourth-best stroke average, at 83.9 … best finish was 13th at the Weber State Invitational … best round was 76 at Boise State. At Dixie High School: Earned two letters playing for coaches Reed McArthur and Eron Deming … helped her team to a state championship and was region medalist. Personal: Born in Ontario, Calif. … parents are Diane and John Buckner … majoring in exercise science.

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Jamie Coking 5-4, Junior Peoria, arizona sunrise mountain high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Competed in all 10 tournaments and the head-to-head with Idaho State … had the team’s fourth-best stroke average at 83.5 … best finish was 15th at Weber State’s Wildcat Invitational … best round was 78, at both Gonzaga’s Circling Raven Invitational and South Dakota State’s Jackrabbit Invitational … had two top-20 finishes, at the Wildcat Invite and at NAU’s Mountain Shootout, where she was 16th … finished second on the squad at the Circling Raven. At SUU, 2009-10: Competed at all 11 tournaments, finished tied for fourth on the team with an 83.4 stroke average ... best round was 78, at Northern Arizona's Mountain Shootout and at Cal Poly's Firestone Grill Invitational ... best finish was 13th at the Wildcat Invitational ... had four top-20 finishes. At Sunrise Mountain High School: Claimed district’s individual championship her senior year when she was medalist at every match but one playing for Coach Eric Gardner … finished in Arizona’s 5A top-10 three times, including a second-place finish at the state championship her senior year … was named the Desert West Player of the Year … finished in the top-5 at both the Mesa and the Scottsdale Junior championships … Ridge Open champion … earned region all-academic team honors … also lettered in softball one year for the Mustangs. Personal: Originally wanted to play softball but fell in love with golf and made up her mind during her junior year to concentrate on golf … born in Glendale, Ariz. … parents are Tracy Critchfield and Jim Coking … majoring in secondary education.

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brittany edwards 5-4, Junior antioch, Calif. deer Valley high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Competed in nine events … logged a stroke average of 84.3 … best finish was eighth at Weber State’s Wildcat Invitational … best round was 75 at South Dakota State’s Jackrabbit Invitational … finished second on the team at NAU’s Red Rocks Invitational and the Jackrabbit Invite. At SUU, 2009-10: Competed in nine of the team's 11 tournaments ... finished with a stroke average of 87.0 ... best round was 79 at Northern Arizona's Mountain Shootout ... best finish was 17th at both the Wildcat Invitational and the Utah Shootout. At Deer Valley High School: Helped DVHS golf team to Bay Valley Athletic League and North Coast Section championships … was a two-time all-league selection in golf, once on the first team and once on the second playing for Coach Andria Edwards … earned team’s most improved, desire and dedicantion awards, and was a golf scholar-athlete all four years in high school … also lettered in swimming, earning rookie of the year honors as well as all-league honors … a four-year honor roll student. Personal: Qualified for the Junior World Tournament … Born in Livermore, Calif. … parents are Lisa and John Edwards … majoring in business management.

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kaohi loo 5-10, sophomore beaverton, ore. southridge high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Competed in all 10 tournaments and the head-to-head with Idaho State … finished the season third on the team in stroke average at 82.8 … best round was 74 at Weber State’s Wildcat Invitational, best finish was third at the same tournament where she was the team’s co-leader … also had a top-10 finish at NAU’s Mountain Invitational, where she placed eighth. Personal: Prepped at Southridge High School in Beaverton, Ore., where she was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Pat Buckhalter … earned all-state honors her senior season after finishing tied for eighth place at the state championship … finished 26th in the state tourney as a junior … member of the National Honor Society … served as freshman and sophomore class vice president and as treasurer her senior year … parents are Malia and Kekoa Loo … plans to major in hotel, resort and hospitality management.

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rose Pelletier 5-8, sophomore Palmer, alaska Palmer high school

The 2011-12 Players

At SUU, 2010-11: Competed in three tournaments as well as the head-to-head event against Idaho State … finished season with a 91.0 stroke average … best round was 90, at Weber State’s Wildcat Invitational and at NAU’s Mountain Shootout … best finish was 28th at the Wildcat Invite. Personal: A graduate of Palmer High School where she was a three-year soccer letter-winner ... Palmer HS did not offer golf as a varsity sport ... also attended Daytona State College but did not compete ... parents are Heather and Skip ... plans to major in business marketing.

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alyssa ballew 5-9. freshman las Vegas, nev. arbor View hs

The 2011-12 Players

At Arbor View HS: Was a two-year team captain and region champion for coach David Fish … was a three-time second-team all-stater as well as a three-time all-conference and all-region performer … earned first-team all-Las Vegas honors as well … was Las Vegas Review Journal’s Athlete of the Week twice and Athlete of the Month once … shot 71 a the region tourney her senior year … also lettered in softball and basketball at AVHS … graduated with honors and two academic letters, served as a senior senator on the student council. Personal: Born in Las Vegas … parents are Robert Ballew and Ivy Rasmussen … plans to major in biology with a pre-med emphasis.

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monica Jung 5-3, freshman sydney, australia strathfield south hs

The 2011-12 Players

At Strathfield South HS: Earned a spot on the New South Wales state team and the CHSS team … was the 2008 Champion of Champions … a member of the junior elite squad … was woman’s sub-junior champ in 2007 and 2008. Was named school’s sportsman of the year and senior sportsman of the year in 2010. Personal: Born in Pohang, South Korea … father is Donny Jung … plans to major in communication.

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shantell spackman 5-5, freshman richmond, utah sky View hs

The 2011-12 Players

At Sky View HS: Was a four-year golf letter-winner for Coach Terrell Baldwin, earning all-region honors four times and all-state honors three times … finished third at the state tournament her senior season when she helped the Bobcats to a third-place finish, helped the squad to a second-place finish as a junior ... also lettered in basketball at SVHS. Personal: A three-time Birch Creek club champion … born in Logan, Utah … parents are Angie and Shane Spackman … is undecided upon a major course of study.

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2010-11 Men’s Results 2010-11 Southern Utah Men’s Golf Roster Player Ht Wt Year Hometown Justin Bateman 6-0 180 So. Panguitch, Utah Nic Booth 6-3 180 Fr. West Jordan, Utah Jeff Evans 6-3 140 Jr. Cedar City, Utah Brock Glasmann 5-10 155 Fr. Ogden, Utah Jake Holt 5-9 145 Fr. Tooele, Utah Denny Job 6-1 160 Jr. Ogden, Utah Greg Kerber 5-9 145 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev. Brad Millard 5-9 185 Jr. North Salt Lake, Utah Jordan Orth 5-8 150 Jr. Cranbrook, B.C. Drew Van Orden 6-3 190 Fr. St. George, Utah Head Coach: Richard Church (Utah ‘89) Assistant Coach: Casey McClellan

Exp./High School HS/Panguitch HS HS/West Jordan HS 1VL/Cedar City HS HS/Bonneville HS HS/Tooele HS 1VL/Fremont HS HS/Centennial HS JC/Salt Lake CC TR/Dixie State HS/Pine View HS

2010-11 Individual Round-By-Round Justin Bateman 2-Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . 88-86-91=265 (+49/83rd) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 76-93=169 (+25/75th) Nic Booth, 6-3, 180, Fr, West Jordan, Utah 1-Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . 81-84-79=244 (+28/100th) 3-Weber State . . . . . . . . 78-78-78=234 (+18/83rd) 4-Northridge . . . . . . . . . . 76-77-76=229 (+13/229) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 79-72=151 (+7/40th) 6-Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . 79-72-85=236 (+20/72nd) 7-S. Dakota St. . . . . . . . 75-78-72=225 (+9/54th) 8-Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-71-70=215 (-1/35th) 9-Santa Barbara. . . . . . . 73-71-77=221 (+5/15th) 10-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-69-73=220 (+4/40th) 11-Summit . . . . . . . . . . . 75-77-71=223 (+7/20th) Jeff Evans, 6-3, 140, Jr; Cedar City, Utah 1-Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . 71-75-77=223 (+7/36th) 2-Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . 74-73-69=216 (E/10th) 3-Weber State . . . . . . . . 68-76-80=224 (+8/48th) 4-Northridge . . . . . . . . . . 70-71-72=213 (+3/4th) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 74-70=144 (E/12th) 6-Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . 75-81-75=231 (+15/49th) 7-S. Dakota St. . . . . . . . 67-70-71=208 (-8/7th) 8-Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-69-76=212 (-4/19th) 9-Santa Barbara. . . . . . . 73-72-72=217 (+1/7th) 10-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69-78-73=220 (+4/40th) 11-Summit . . . . . . . . . . . 71-75-69=215 (-1/5th) Brock Glasmann 2-Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . 91-79-81=251 (+35/82nd) 3-Weber State . . . . . . . . 81-80-82=243 (+27/93rd) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 84-89=173 (+29/77th) Jake Holt 2-Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . 82-78-82=242 (+26/81st) 3-Weber State . . . . . . . . 74-77-73=224 (+8/48th) 4-Northridge . . . . . . . . . . 75-79-90=244 (+28/85th) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 75-79=154 (+10/51st) 6-Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . 85-81-82=248 (+32/99th) 7-S. Dakota St. . . . . . . . 77-79-71=227 (+11/59th) 8-Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-77-77=225 (+9/74th)

9-Santa Barbara. . . . . . . 75-78-78=231 (+15/47th) 10-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-78-75=225 (+9/68th) 11-Summit . . . . . . . . . . . 83-73-67=223 (+7/20th) Denny Job 3-Weber State . . . . . . . . 80-74-85=239 (+23/90th) 4-Northridge . . . . . . . . . . 86-93-76=255 (+39/91st) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 90-80=170 (+26/76th) 8-Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-74-73=223 (+7/70th) 10-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91-75-79=245 (+29/95th) Greg Kerber, 5-9, 145, Fr, Las Vegas, Nev. 1-Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . 81-75-81=237 (+21/95th) 4-Northridge . . . . . . . . . . 79-81-83=243 (+27/83rd) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 80-71=151 (+7/40th) 7-S. Dakota St. . . . . . . . 77-79-72=228 (+12/63rd) 8-Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-76-71=219 (+3/54th) 9-Santa Barbara. . . . . . . 80-78-79=237 (+21/73rd) 11-Summit . . . . . . . . . . . 73-76-76=225 (+9/27th) Brad Millard, 5-9, 185, Jr; North Salt Lake, Utah 1-Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . 76-80-74=230 (+14/71st) 3-Weber State . . . . . . . . 77-82-76=235 (+19/86th) 4-Northridge . . . . . . . . . . 77-77-74=228 (+12/45th) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 74-72=146 (+2/23rd) 6-Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . 79-81-79=239 (+23/81st) 7-S. Dakota St. . . . . . . . 71-76-74=221 (+5/43rd) 8-Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-71-70=215 (-1/35th) 9-Santa Barbara. . . . . . . 80-76-79=235 (+19/62nd) 10-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-78-73=226 (+10/73rd) 11-Summit . . . . . . . . . . . 77-71-72=220 (+4/12th) Jordan Orth, 5-8, 150, So; Cranbrook, B.C. 1-Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . 78-76-78=232 (+16/76th) 2-Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . 85-73-77=235 (+19/73rd) 3-Weber State . . . . . . . . 80-74-71=225 (+9/53rd) 4-Northridge . . . . . . . . . . 79-78-77=234 (+18/65th) 5-Southern Utah. . . . . . . 77-76=153 (+9/46th) 6-Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . 84-79-80=243 (+27/92nd) 7-S. Dakota St. . . . . . . . 73-70-76=219 (+3/30th) 8-Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-77-76=228 (+12/81st) 10-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-82-75=234 (+18/93rd)

2010-11 Team Summary/Tournament Key 1-Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, hosted by Air Force, Sept. 19-20, 16th of 18; 306-306-308=920 (+56) 2-Mark Simpson Invitational, hosted by Colorado, Sept. 27-28, 14th of 14; 329-303-309=941 (+77) 3-Purple & Red Invitational, hosted by Weber State and Utah, Oct. 11-12, 16th of 16; 303-302-305=910 (+46) X-Head-to-Head with Utah State, hosted by SUU, Oct. 15-16, Tied 8½-8½ 4-Bill Cullum Invitational, hosted by CS Northridge, Oct. 25-26, 11th of 15; 298-303-299=900 (+36) 5-Pat Hicks Thunderbird Inviational, hosted by SUU, Feb. 14-15, 7th of 12; 304-290=594 (+29) 6-Desert Intercollegiate, hosted by Wyoming, Feb. 26-27, 19th of 20; 317-313-316=946 (+82) 7-Jackrabbit Invitational, hosted by South Dakota State, March 14-15, 9th of 14; 290-303-286=879 (+15) 8-Desert Shootout, hosted by Denver, March 17-19, 11th of 15; 282-288-296=866 (+2) 9-OGIO Santa Barbara Invitational, hosted by UC Santa Barbara, 9th of 16; 301-297-306=904 (+40) 10-Ping Cougar Classic, hosted by BYU, 17th of 18; 293-303-294=890 (+26) 11-Summit League Championship, hosted by Oral Roberts, 2nd of 10; 296-295-279=870 (+6)

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2010-11 Women’s Results 2010-11 Southern Utah Women’s Golf Roster Player Ht Year Hometown Kacy Buckner 5-6 Jr. St. George, Utah Jamie Coking 5-4 So. Peoria, Ariz. Brittany Edwards 5-4 So. Antioch, Calif. Morgan Kerber 5-4 Sr. Las Vegas, Nev. Sadie Palmer 5-8 Jr. Tooele, Utah Kaohi Loo 5-10 Fr. Beaverton, Ore. Rose Pelletier 5-8 Fr. Palmer, Alaska Head Coach: Richard Church (Utah ‘89) Assistant Coach: Casey McClellan

Exp./High School 2VL/Dixie HS 1VL/Sunrise Mountain HS 1VL/Deer Valley HS 3VL/Centennial HS 2VL/Tooele HS HS/Southridge HS HS/Palmer HS

2010-11 Individual Round-By-Round Kacy Buckner, 5-6, Jr, St. George, Utah 1-Weber St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-37=78 (+7/T8th) 2-Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-82-80=243 (+27/79th) 3-NAU Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-75=150 (+6/3rd) 4-Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-85-78=253 (+37/67th) 5-Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-75=152 (+6/5th) 6-NAU Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88-86-174 (+30/77th) 7-South Dakota St. . . . . . . . . . . . 79-89-70=238 (+25/40th) 8-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-90-79=247 (+31/59th) 9-Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-81-79=237 (+21/56th) 10-Summit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84-80-85=249 (+36/29th) Jamie Coking, 5-4, So, Peoria, Ariz. 1-Weber St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-40=79 (+8/T15th) 2-Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-78-83=241 (+25/74th) 3-NAU Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-82=161 (+17/16th) 4-Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88-87-81=256 (+40/74th) 5-Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-83=164 (+18/49th) 6-NAU Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-81-173 (+29/74th) 7-South Dakota St. . . . . . . . . . . . 79-87-78=244 (+31/54th) 8-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89-86-84=259 (+43/77th) 9-Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-83-85=249 (+33/98th) 10-Summit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88-85-88=261 (+48/40th) Brittany Edwards, 5-4, So, Antioch, Calif. 1-Weber St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-39=78 (+7/T8th) 2-Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-86-85=250 (+34/96th) 3-NAU Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87-80=167 (+23/23rd) 4-Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87-86-90=263 (+47/80th) 5-Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-86=176 (+30/77th) 6-NAU Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-85=167 (+23/43rd) 7-South Dakota St. . . . . . . . . . . . 8-80-75=235 (+22/35th) 8-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93-94-91=278 (+62/78th)

Morgan Kerber, 5-4, Sr, Las Vegas, Nevada 5-Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87-87=174 (+28/76th) 6-NAU Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-85=167 (+23/43rd) 7-South Dakota St. . . . . . . . . . . . 79-87-78=244 (+31/54th) 8-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-84-84=266 (+50/77th) 9-Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-85-86=254 (+38/110) 10-Summit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-88-80=251 (+38/33rd) Kaohi Loo, 5-10, Fr, Beaverton, Ore. 1-Weber St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-38=74 (+3/T3rd) 2-Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-86-84=253 (+37/100th) 3-NAU Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-77=154 (+10/8th) 4-Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-82-78=243 (+27/44th) 5-Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-86=167 (+21/60th) 6-NAU Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84-86=170 (+26/60th) 7-South Dakota St. . . . . . . . . . . . 87-84-85=256 (+43/69th) 8-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89-88-81=258 (+42/73rd) 9-Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-82-82=241 (+25/75th) 10-Summit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-91-80=254 (+41/36th) Sadie Palmer, 5-8, Jr, Tooele, Utah 1-Weber St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-36=74 (+3/T3rd) 2-Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-77-78=227 (+11/14th) 3-NAU Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-77=151 (+7/4th) 4-Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-81-81=239 (+23/29th) 5-Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-80=155 (+9/16th) 6-NAU Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-81=158 (+14/16th) 7-South Dakota St. . . . . . . . . . . . 75-78-71=224 (+11/10th) 8-BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-77-75=230 (+14/15th) 9-Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-78-77=235 (+19/50th) 10-Summit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84-79-77=240 (+27/18th) Rose Pelletier, 5-8, Fr, Palmer, Alaska 1-Weber St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-42=90 (+19/T28th) 3-NAU Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93-90=183 (+39/35th) 6-NAU Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93-88=181 (+37/90th)

2010-11 Team Summary/Tournament Key 1-Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Weber State, Sept 3. 1st of 4 –  304 (+20) 2-Circling Raven Invitational, hosted by Gonzaga, Sept. 13-14. 18th of 20 – 312-323-325=960 (+96) 3-Mountain Shootout, hosted by Northern Arizona, Sept. 20-21. 2nd of 6 – 305-309=614 (+38) 4-Bob Hurley Auto ORU Shootout, hosted by Oral Roberts, Oct. 4-5. 15th of 17 – 335-334-318=987 (+123) X-Head-To-Head vs. Idaho State, Oct. 16-17, SUU 13, ISU 0 5-Lamkin Grip Cal Poly Invitational, hosted by Cal Poly, Nov. 1-2; 9th of 17 – 314-324=638 (+54) 6-Red Rocks Invitational, hosted by Northern Arizona, Feb. 25-26; 10th of 18 – 331-333=664 (+88) 7-Jackrabbit Invitational, hosted by South Dakota State, March 14-15; 10th of 14 – 313-329-294=936 (+84) 8-BYU at Entrada Classic, hosted by Brigham Young, March 21-22; 14th of 15 – 338-339-319=996 (+132) 9-Cowgirl Classic, hosted by Wyoming, April 4-5; 18th of 23 – 315-324-323=962 (+98) 10-Summit League Championship, hosted by Oral Roberts, April 18-19; 8th of 10 – 334-332-322=988 (+136)

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Southern Utah Record Book men’s Top-25 rounds Player/Round Tourney/Year Stuart Adams-61 Boise St./1984-85 Matt McArthur-63 Agua Caliente/07-08 Jeff Evans-66 Cowboy Classic/09-10 Eric Nilsson-66 Agua Caliente/07-08 Nate Page-66 Denver/08-09 Jared Brader-66 Agua Caliente/07-08 Kenny Hollifield-66 Colorado St./94-95 Jake Holt-67 Summit Lg./10-11 Kenny Ebalo-67 Boise St./04-05 Tim Hawkins-67 Wyoming/05-06 Zach Johnson-67 Cal Poly/04-05 Dave Loughton-67 Mid-Con/98-99 Tai Reynolds-67 Hawaii/06-07 Jesse Wheeler-67 Boise St./04-05 Toru Kanazawa-67 Utah State/92-93 Brad Millard-68 Utah Shootout/09-10 John Lindsay-68 Northridge/09-10* Tad Hunt-68 Northridge/03-04 Tom Johnson-68 Twice in 95-96 Danny Lopez-68 Idaho/01-02 Cameron Young-68 Idaho/02-03 Brett Sampson-68 SUU/85-86 Bill Mees-68 SUU/85-86 Nic Booth-69 BYU/10-11 Thomas Camaione-69 Agua Caliente/07-08 Taylor Edwards-69 Denver/04-50 Jake Kimball-69 Gonzaga/03-04 Mike Evans-69 Rocky Mtn./95-96 Tom Mills-69 SUU/86-87 Based on individual players’ low round

men’s annual stroke avg. leaders Year Player 1010-11 Jeff Evans 2009-10 Jeff Evans 2008-09 Nate Page* 2007-08 Matt McArthur 2006-07 Matt McArthur 2005-06 Eric Nilsson 2004-05 Kenny Ebalo* 2003-04 Kenny Ebalo 2002-03 Tad Hunt 2001-02 John Mosier 2000-01 John Busby 1999-00 Tyler Barlow 1998-99 Tyler Barlow 1997-98 Garret Hannig 1996-97 Tyler Barlow 1995-96 Tom Johnson 1994-95 Tom Johnson 1993-94 Corey Monson 1992-93 Corey Monson 1991-92 Brady Peterson 1990-91 Jason Reynolds 1989-90 Jason Mitchell 1988-89 Wade Olsen 1987-88 Todd Mills 1986-87 Todd Mills 1985-86 Brett Wilkinson 1984-85 Stuart Adams 1983-84 Stuart Adams 1982-83 Stuart Adams * NCAA Qualifier

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Avg. 72.6 74.0 72.7 72.3 73.0 72.9 71.5 74.8 76.7 75.2 76.2 74.4 76.2 75.3 77.7 75.1 75.8 76.1 76.6 77.0 76.8 81.2 79.0 80.0 75.3 76.4 73.4 74.3 77.4


Southern Utah Record Book men’s Top-25 stroke avgs - season Player Kenny Ebalo Matt McArthur Jeff Evans Nate Page Eric Nilsson Nate Page Matt McArthur Matt McArthur Eric Nilsson Zach Johnson Kenny Ebalo Stuart Adams Tai Reynolds Nate Page Matt McArthur Jeff Evans Jesse Wheeler Jesse Wheeler Eric Nilsson Jesse Wheeler Tyler Barlow Brad Millard Jared Brader Dave Loughton Stuart Adams Tom Johnson Minimum 10 rounds

Avg 71.5 72.3 72.6 72.7 72.9 73.0 73.0 73.1 73.1 73.2 73.4 73.4 73.9 73.9 73.9 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.3 74.4 74.8 74.8 74.9 75.0 75.1

Year 04-05 07-08 10-11 08-09 05-06 07-08 06-07 08-09 06-07 04-05 05-06 84-85 06-07 06-07 05-06 09-10 04-05 06-07 07-08 05-06 99-00 09-10 07-08 99-00 83-84 95-96

Rds 29 31 32 29 32 31 29 29 32 29 32 16 29 29 29 31 27 32 31 31 23 31 31 23 23 19

men’s Top-25 stroke avgs - Career Player Matt McArthur Eric Nilsson Kenny Ebalo Nate Page Jeff Evans Tai Reynolds Jesse Wheeler Brad Millard Stuart Adams Tom Johnson Zach Johnson Jared Brader John Mosier Tim Hawkins Tad Hunt Tyler Barlow Dave Loughton Jake Turley John Busby Taylor Edwards Corey Monson Mike Evans Ken Holifield Cameron Young Rob Kaas

Avg 73.05 73.93 73.95 74.02 74.19 74.75 74.76 75.26 75.66 75.80 75.96 76.09 76.20 76.23 76.28 76.45 76.47 76.88 76.97 77.13 77.35 77.42 77.66 77.82 77.90

Years Rds 2005-09 118 2004-08 124 2001-06 112 2005-09 118 2008-11 89 2006-09 97 2004-07 120 2009-11 60 1982-85 63 1993-96 51 2001-05 97 2004-09 78 2001-03 47 2005-08 62 2003-05 57 1996-2000 71 1996-2000 77 1999-2002 64 1997-2001 89 2001-05 82 1992-96 83 1994-98 74 1993-96 85 2001-04 51 1995-96 41

Minimum 2 years and 40 rounds

NOTE: Records prior to 1982 are unavailable

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Southern Utah Record Book Women’s records (Three seasons) annual stroke average leaders Year 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08

Player Sadie Palmer Sadie Palmer Mandi Incorvaia Mandi Incorvaia

Avg. 77.3 78.1 78.9 83.6

Women’s Top-10 rounds Player/Round Tourney/Year Sadie Palmer-69 Utah Shootout/09-10 Kacy Buckner-70 S. Dakota St./10-11 Mandi Incorvaia-73 NAU Fall/08-09 Kaohi Loo-74 Weber St./10-11 Mikayla Williamson-75 Utah Shootout/09-10 C. Sumedhatip-77 Boise St./08-09* Morgan Kerber-77 NAU Fall/08-09 Jamie Coking-78 S. Dakota St./10-11* Brittany Edwards-78 Weber St./10-11 Caral Martinson-80 NAU Spring/08-09 Based on individual players’ low round *Mark equalled several times, most recent is listed

Women’s Top-10 season stroke avgs Player Sadie Palmer Sadie Palmer Mandi Incorvaia Kacy Buckner C. Sumedhatip Kacy Buckner Kaohi Loo Mikayla Williamson Morgan Kerber Jamie Coking

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Avg 77.3 78.1 78.9 80.8 81.2 81.9 82.8 82.9 83.4 83.4

Year 10-11 09-10 08-09 10-11 08-09 09-10 10-11 09-20 09-20 09-10

Rds 25 26 10 25 21 27 25 27 27 27


Southern Utah University Athletics Mission Statement Southern Utah University’s Athletic Department is dedicated to providing quality programs that assist in complimenting and fulfilling the University’s educational objectives and mission. The athletic program adheres to the policies and procedures of the NCAA and the rules of any conference, league or association of which it is a member. The Athletic Department is committed to excellence in academics as well as athletics and focuses on fielding competitive teams at the Division I level. Participation in intercollegiate athletics is an integral part of the student’s overall educational experience. The University strives to reach the highest possible graduation rate for all of its student-athletes while focusing on their social, cultural and intellectual development. The Athletic Department recognizes the importance of equity in all of its programs and promotes diversity in both student-athletes and staff. Student-athletes, coaches and all others associated with intercollegiate athletics are expected to embrace the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

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Dr. Michael T. Benson,

SUU President

Michael T. Benson entering his fifth year as president of Southern Utah University He was appointed the 15th president of SUU on November 10, 2006, by the Utah State Board of Regents. Dr. Benson came to SUU from Snow College where he served as president for five years. Prior to his tenure in Ephraim, Dr. Benson was special assistant to the president and secretary to the University of Utah, a cabinet-level position on that campus. During his presidency at Snow, athletic teams excelled, winning several conference championships and finishing near the top of national rankings. He was instrumental in establishing America’s premier junior college football bowl game, the Zions Bank Top of the Mountains Bowl, played each December in Salt Lake City. Dr. Benson currently serves as Chair of the Presidents’ Council for the Summit League. President Benson is the father of four children, Emma, Samuel, Truman Taft, and Tatum Anne. He and his wife Debi, along with the kids, are regularly seen around campus and at all types of sporting events. An accomplished athlete, Dr. Benson was captain of the East High School basketball team and one of four sophomores on the team that won the 1981 Utah State championship. He turned down track scholarships as a senior at East to enroll at Brigham Young University on a leadership scholarship, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in political science, English, and history while playing on the junior varsity basketball team. He has also competed in the worlds oldest rivalry, serving as a player/coach in leading Oxford University over Cambridge in the 1994 Varsity Basketball Match. President Benson has completed several marathons with his best time (2:41) winning his age division at the St. George Marathon. In 1984, Michael was one of only 19 teenagers to compete in the Boston Marathon, with his finishing time of 2:52 placing him in the top 15% of all registered runners. While President of Snow College, he ran the St. George Marathon again, this time raising over $50,000 for the athletic department. He currently maintains a seven handicap in his favorite sport, golf. Dr. Benson holds a doctorate in modern Middle Eastern History from Oxford University. His critically-acclaimed book, Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel has led to many lecturing and consulting opportunities. Michael regularly leads tour groups to the Middle East where he is eager to share his love for and knowledge of the region. This past summer he completed coursework and was awarded a master’s degree in non-profit administration at the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The Bensons are delighted to be at Southern Utah University and look forward to supporting Thunderbird student-athletes for many years to come.

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The President’s Council: Front, from left: Donna Eddleman, VP of Student Services; Bradley Cook, Provost; President Michael T. Benson; Ken Beazer, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Back, from left: Dorian Page, VP for Finance and Facilities; Michael Carter, Assistant Attorney General; Dean O’Driscoll, VP for University Relations; Dialea Adams, President’s Administrative Assistant; Stuart C. Jones, VP for Institutional Advancement.

Dear Thunderbird Fans and Supporters: One of America’s great coaches once said, “The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.” All of us at Southern Utah University are committed to helping our student-athletes as they prepare to win on their respective fields and courts of competition. But more importantly, we are committed to helping them acquire those tools, experiences, and skills that will help them succeed in life and their life’s work. I thank you for your continued commitment to SUU and its many outstanding athletic programs which now number 17 – the second highest number of Division I sports programs offered in the entire State of Utah. For all those who enjoy a football Saturday on a beautiful fall day in the shadow of Cedar Mountain, the benefits of Division I athletics in our community are innumerable. From the dollars spent by visiting teams and fans in our local places of business to the positive media coverage generated by our student-athletes, the University is the beneficiary of these and other positive by-products of the substantial investment in our athletic program. Donors and alumni are even more proud of their association with the University when they see a return on their donated dollars in the form of success on the field and in the classroom.

Excellence in athletics will continue to be an investment we are willing to make at Southern Utah University. In addition to those student-athletes who learn invaluable lessons in both the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,” athletics provide excellent participation opportunities for students in bands, cheer squads, dance teams, trainers, marketing interns, and many more. Our student athletes also represent a large percentage of the geographic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious diversity on campus which, I believe, enhances and enriches the academic and social experience of ALL our students. I heartily commend our athletic director, Ken Beazer, and his able and committed staff for their superb stewardship of the funds directed toward athletics. I also wish to thank all the academic and support staff who regularly monitor the progress of our student-athletes to ensure their commitment to “prepare to win” while at SUU and well beyond. Thank you for your support of Southern Utah University and the proud Thunderbird tradition. Yours sincerely, SUU President Michael Benson

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Southern Utah Athletics Administration ken beazer

ken beazer on suu aThleTiCs:

suu direCTor of aThleTiCs Ken Beazer was named Southern Utah’s Athletic Director on Dec. 21, 2005 and took the reins of the program Jan. 2, 2006. Beazer came to Southern Utah from Utah State University, where he had served as director of athletic development for the past four-plus years. While at USU, Beazer developed and initiated the largest capital campaign in the history of the school’s athletic department, including fund-raising for a planned $25 million renovation of Romney Stadium. Prior to his time at Utah State, Beazer spent nine years at Snow College, the first three as defensive coordinator on the football coaching staff and the final six – from 1995 to 2001 – as the school’s director of athletics. As a coach his teams ranked among the NJCAA’s top five defenses two of his three seasons, while as AD at Snow he implemented the college’s first Athletic Foundation Board as well as an annual giving program. He also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant football coach at Washington State University. Beazer is a 1989 graduate of Weber State University with a degree in broadcast communication. He also holds a master of arts degree in communication from Washington State, as well as an associate of arts in the same field from Snow College. Beazer and his wife, Cidnee, are the parents of four children: Rhett, Adrienne, Jadon and Harrison.

Southern Utah University is truly a place where academics come first. The strong academic commitment of the staff and coaches is manifest in the overall academic accomplishments our teams achieve on an annual basis. The University’s strong academic emphasis, coupled with the dedicated efforts of the student athletes, allows the Athletics Department to continually post high marks in the classroom. The academic climate offered at SUU enables the institution to attract and retain high quality student athletes with sound character and a clear understanding of personal responsibility. Thunderbird Athletics was recently rewarded by its fellow institutions with an unprecedented, fourth consecutive Mid-Continent Conference Sportsmanship Award, setting a new standard by which all institutions are now measured. Southern Utah is fortunate to have a great relationship with the community, bringing new meaning to the term, “campus community.” Cedar City residents are hospitable, friendly and eager to serve, creating an ideal setting for personal growth. Thunderbird student athletes readily accept their responsibility of role models and spent countless hours in the local schools mentoring children. Southern Utah University’s commitment to athletics is manifest in its first class athletic facilities, providing the necessary amenities for a student athlete to achieve his/her athletic goals and compete at higher levels. Southern Utah University is an ideal place to achieve academic and athletic excellence and reach the high expectations we all have. Southern Utah University is one of the best locations to experience a true college atmosphere.

Deborah Baker

Marlene Barth

Scott Bauman

Kyle Cottam

Todd Brown

David Eldredge

Head Volleyball Coach

SWA/Academic Coordinator

Head Gymnastics Coach

Media Relations

Assoc. AD/Compliance

Head Baseball Coach

Asst. AD/Media Relations

Neil Gardner

Dr. Deborah Hill

Eric Houle

Kit Janes

Ed Lamb

Lenny Lee

Kyle Magnusson

Kyle Newhouse

Faculty Athletic Rep.

Head Track Coach

Operations

Head Football Coach

Head Tennis Coach

Head Softball Coach

Media Relations

Jason Norris

Ricky Mendini

JR Payne

Roger Reid

Shon Spevak

Brian Stock

Teshia Williams

Assoc. AD/Business

Assoc. AD/Sports Medicine

Head Basketball Coach (W)

Head Basketball Coach (M)

Ticket Manager

Head Soccer Coach

Administrative Assistant

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Southern Utah Athletics Elise Wheeler, an All-American, as well as the 2009 NCAA Regional and WAC Gymnast of the Year

Kristy Koplin competed at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the hammer

SUU alumnus David Palmer was named the Japan Baskeball League’s MVP

Challis Pascucci, a 2010 all-Summit League honoree

Nick Miller led the FCS in all-purpose yards in 2008 before joining the Oakland Raiders

Two-time first-team all-Summit League performer Ksusha Nazarova

2009 Summit League Freshman of the Year Ana Pelaez

Jess Baumgartner, a 2007 NCAA Cross Country All-American

Nate Page competed at the 2009 NCAA Golf Championships

Kristin Fronk, a two-time allSummit League performer Two-time Summit League Player of the Year Marci Pratt

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Nick Freitas, two-time all-Summit League performer and 2009 draft pick of the Minnesota Twins


Southern Utah Athletic Facilities

Southern Utah basketball and gymnastics call the 5,300-seat Centrum Arena home.

Eccles Coliseum is the home to Southern Utah Football and the SUU track & field teams. The stadium houses a modern press box, luxury suites, coaches offices, locker rooms and a newly remodeled training facility. Football practice fields are to the west while the athletics offices, weight room and the gymnastics training facility are housed in adjacent buildings to the south.

SUU’s physical education complex houses an olympicsized pool, an indoor running track and a weight/workout room open to all athletes.

Cedar Ridge Golf Course is home to the SUU golf team. Cedar Ridge also hosts SUU’s cross country meets, including the 2009 Summit League championships.

SUU baseball, softball and soccer compete at the picturesque Thunderbird Park complex.

The Thunderbird Tennis Courts were completely rebuilt in the spring of 2010

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This is Southern Utah University Academic programs in business, teacher education, industrial education, broadcasting and theatre arts have received wide acclaim for their excellence. Affiliated with the university are a number of cultural arts and performing groups, which support the mission of SUU. SUU is also home to the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival with its Adams Memorial Theatre, based upon the original Globe Theatre, and the Randall Jones Theatre, one of the finest indoor theatres in the West. Southern Utah University is a comprehensive institution offering programs for students with many interests and goals. The University provides undergraduate liberal education in the arts, humanities and sciences; authorized professional work in teacher education, business and technology; and specialized training in vocational teacher education. SUU has been accorded a host of outstanding academic honors in recent years. Consumers Digest has consistently named the University among the Top Ten in its list of quality and value in colleges and universities in America. The Princeton Review has tabbed SUU as a Best Value Institution, while U.S. News and World Report has listed the University as one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review has also named SUU as one of its “Best In The West” for the past 10 years. SUU students select their courses from departments and programs in the School of Business; the College of Science and Engineering; the School of Continuing & Professional Studies; the College of Education & Human Development; the College of Humanities & Social Sciences; and the College of Performing & Visual Arts. More than 600 faculty and staff members serve SUU’s 8,066 undergraduate and graduate students.

Campus facilities range from the traditional ivy-covered Old Main and Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center – built in 1898 and 1899 – to the multi-use Sharwan Smith Center, a facility which houses the Centrum Arena – SUU’s basketball and gymnastics venue – as well as classrooms, a ballroom, the University’s student union, its bookstore and various offices. State-of-the-Art campus facilities that have opened recently include the Emma Eccles Jones Education Building and a new phase of apartment-style on-campus housing; while the Carter Carillon Tower has become, almost overnight, a characteristic landmark of the campus. Another exciting development on campus was the ground-breaking for construction of the University’s new Science Center. The University also owns and operates a 1,000-acre farm in western Cedar Valley and a 3,700-acre ranch in Cedar Canyon.

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SUU is host to the Tony Awardwinning Utah Shakespearean Festival.


This is Southern Utah University Because of their proximity and grandeur, Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument are claimed by SUU’ students as part of their campus. Geology and life science field trips take advantage of these national treasures, in addition to Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef and Great Basin NaFormer US Secretary of tional Parks, which are also close by. Health and Human Services and Utah Governor Mike The University’s skiing classroom is at Leavitt, a Cedar City native the 11,300-foot Brian Head Ski Resort, less and an SUU alumnus. than an hour away, while the recreational opportunities offered by Lake Powell are less than two hours away. SUU has a history unique in the annals of American higher education. In 1897, the entire population of Cedar City, then a small pioneer town, engaged in the building of Old Main, the first building of the University. Beginning the project in mid-winter because of a harsh deadline imposed by the legislature, the men and women of the community donated materials, money and labor to complete the building on time. Today the university campus has grown to comprise 133 acres, landscaped with fountains, tall spruce and pine trees, plazas, statuary, latticed walkways and expansive lawns, offering the kind of education you’d expect to receive at a small, private school at the low price of a public institution.

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Cedar City and Iron County Located in the heart of southern Utah’s Color Country, Cedar City has received numerous “Best Places To Live In The USA” awards over the years. A vital, growing mountain community with four distinct seasons, Cedar City boasts 310 clear days a year. Cedar City has a population of 22,000 while surrounding Iron County has 35,000 residents. The home of Southern Utah University, Cedar City is also home to the American Folk Ballet and the Utah Shakespearean Festival (both affiliated with the University), as well as the Iron Mission State Park, Cedar Ridge Golf Course and a variety of recreational facilities including four city parks, two baseball/softball complexes and a bicycle/walking path, all within minutes of the SUU campus.

Within an easy day’s drive are five national parks – Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Great Basin and Capitol Reef – several state parks and recreation areas and a host of hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunities, including Brian Head Ski Resort, just a 45-minute drive from campus. Cedar City is also one of the safest places in the country, as Utah is consistently rated as one of the nation’s safest states and Iron County is perennially one of the state’s safest counties.

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Men’s Fall 2011 Schedule 9/5-6 Battle in the Tetons 9/18-19 Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational 9/26-27 Bronco Invitational 10/10-11 Wildcat Invitational 10/17-18 Bill Cullum Invitational TBA Head-to- Head vs. Utah State

Men’s Spring 2012 Schedule 2/13-14 Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational 2/25-26 Desert Intercollegiate 3/12-13 Jackrabbit Invitational 3/22-24 Desert Shootout 3/2-3 OGIO Santa Barbara Invitational 3/23-24 Summit League Championship 3/27-28 Ping Cougar Classic

Women’s Fall 2011 Schedule 9/2 Wildcat Invitational 9/12-13 Circling Raven Invitational 10/3-4 ORU Shootout 10/8-9 Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate 10/15-16 Head-to-Head vs. Idaho State 11/7-8 Lamkin Grip Challenge

Women’s Spring 2012 Schedule 3/3-4 Red Rocks Invitational 3/12-13 Jackrabbit Invitational 3/16-17 Bucknell Invitational 3/19-20 BYU at Entrada Classic 4/9-11 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic 4/23-24 Summit League Championship

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