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SOUTHERN UTAH BASKETBALL 2013-14 YEARBOOK


The Centrum When Southern Utah University’s 5,300seat Centrum was completed in 1985, it was hoped the state-of-the art facility would push the Thunderbirds to the highest levels of collegiate sports. Clearly, those hopes are being fulfilled. During the 26 seasons the Thunderbirds have played in the building it has been an inhospitible venue for visiting teams. The Thunderbirds have won 258 of 343 games in the building, a winning percentage of 75.2. The Centrum was a key factor in SUU’s jump to the NCAA Division I ranks in 1988 and played a large role in Southern Utah’s bid to join the Summit League, and its more recent move to the Big Sky. Since opening in November of 1985, the Centrum has attracted thousands of people to Cedar City for Thunderbird sports, concerts and numerous other athletic, academic and performing arts events. The Utah Jazz have twice called the Centrum home for fall training camp and each year the Centrum is the centerpiece venue for the Utah Summer Games. The facility – which covers six acres and cost just over $8 million to build – is part of the Sharwan Smith Center, which houses the SUU Bookstore, Grand Ballroom, food services, and all of the student services offices. The concourse of the Centrum houses studios for SUTV and Power 91 – SUU’s television and radio stations – the basketball offices, academic offices and numerous classrooms and art studios. 2013-14 SOUTHERN UTAH BASKETBALL • 2


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Southern Utah University Basketball Table Of Contents

2012-13 Review/Stats/Results 2013-14 Outlook The Big Sky Conference The Centrum Cedar City & Iron County Coaches Nick Robinson Todd Okeson Chad Bell Drew Allen Yahosh Bonner/Jake Hutton/Managers Media Information Radio/TV Roster Players President Rich Kendell Record Book Results, Four-Year Era Roster Schedule SUU Athletic Administration SUU Athletics, Athletic Facilities SUU Athletic Mission Statement Southern Utah University SUU Vs. The Opposition

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SUU Quick Facts

SUU Athletic Media Relations

Neil Gardner

Assistant AD, Media Relations: Neil Gardner (Men’s Basketball Contact) Office: . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7753 Cellular: . . . . . . . . . (435) 559-0275 e-mail: . . . . . . . . gardner@suu.edu

Asst. Media Relations Director: . Kyle Cottam Office: . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7752 e-mail:. . . . . . . . . cottam@suu.edu

Kyle Cottam

Kyle Newhouse

Morgan Hardy

Asst. Media Relations Director:  Kyle Newhouse Office: . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7758 e-mail:. . . kylenewhouse@suu.edu

Media Relations Intern Morgan Hardy Office email: . . . . . . sportsinfo@suu.edu Other Phones/Website FAX: . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-5444 Press Row: . . . . . (435) 586-7858 Visiting Radio: . . (435) 586-1900/1919 Website: . . . . . www.suutbirds.com

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: Big Sky Arena: Centrum (5,300) President: Dr. Richard Kendell (interim) Athletic Director: Ken Beazer Assoc. AD/Sports Medicine: Ricky Mendini Assoc. AD/Compliance: Todd Brown Asst. AD/Business: Kyle Hosler SWA: Jill Mahoney FAR: Dr. Deborah Hill Operations: Kit Janes

Head Coach: Nick Robinson (Stanford ‘05) Robinson’s Career Record: 11-20 (One season) Robinson At SUU: 11-20 (One season) Best Time To Contact Robinson: Contact SID Assistant Coaches: Todd Okeson (Nevada ‘05) Chad Bell, (Nevada ‘06) Drew Allen (Southern Utah ‘10) Graduate Assistant: Yahosh Bonner (No. Colorado ‘10) Basketball Office Phone: 435-865-8063 Basketball Office Fax: 435-865-8397 2012-13 Overall Record: 11-20 Home: 9-5 Away: 2-12 Neutral: 0-3 2012-13 Big Sky Record: 8-12 (T-6th) Big Sky Tournament: Lost to North Dakota, 69-52, in the quarterfinal round. NCAA Tournament: None 2012-13 Starters Returning/Lost: 2/3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 6/7 Redshirts/Eligible Transfers Returning: 0 SUU Athletic Media Relations

Asst. AD, Media Relations: Neil Gardner (Men’s Basketball Contact) Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7753 Home: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-1127 Cellular: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 559-0275 Assistant Media Relations Director: Kyle Cottam Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7752 Assistant Media Relations Director: Kyle Newhouse Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435-586-7758 Media Relations FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-5444 Press Row Phones: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7858 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-7834 Visiting Radio Out-Line: . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-1900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (435) 586-1919 Website:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.suutbirds.com

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COVERING THE THUNDERBIRDS Thunderbird Radio Network

Each of Southern Utah University’s 2012-13 men’s basketball ball games will be broadcast live on SUU’s Power 91 (91.1). Power 91’s broadcasts will also be available on the world wide web at www.suu.edu/ksuu. Between the two stations fans virtually around the globe can tune in to Thunderbird action. Dr. Art Challis, a professor of communication at SUU, is in his 40th season as the voice of Thunderbird basketball. Former SUU standout Dean O’Driscoll provides commentary.

Tom Zulewski The Daily News 369 N. 100 W. Cedar City, UT 84720 (435) 586-7646

David Cordero – Sports The Daily Spectrum 275 E. St. George Blvd. St. George, UT 84770 (435) 674-6233

Art Challis (play-by-play) Power 91, SUU Cedar City, UT 84721 PH (435) 586-7975

Newspapers

Bryson Lester University Journal Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT 84720 (435) 586-5488 Sports Desk Salt Lake Tribune 90 S. 400 W. Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 257-8900

Radio Stations

KSUB Radio P.O. Box 819 Cedar City, UT 84721 PH (435) 586-5273

Sports Radio 106.1 750 W. Ridge View Dr. St. George, Utah 84770 (435) 673-3579

Sports Iron County Today 389 N. 100 W. Suite 12 Cedar City, UT 84720 (435) 867-1865

Sports Desk Deseret News P.O. Box 1257 Salt Lake City, UT 84110 (801) 237-2161

KSL Radio P.O. Box 1160 Salt Lake City, UT 84180 PH (801) 575-7676

Highlight Feeds

The SUU Media Relations Office produces a 5-10 minute highlight package for selected home games. The packages are available via Southern Utah’s ftp site. For information, contact SUU Athletic Media Relations Director Neil Gardner.

Phone Lines

Radio stations wishing to broadcast a game from the Centrum should alert the SUU Media Relations Office well in advance of the broadcast date. Two phone lines are available for visiting stations, but space on press row is limited. Visiting stations are asked to limit broadcast teams to three persons. All line charges are the responsibility of the visiting station unless other arrangements are made.

Associated Press, 30 East 100 South, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110 801-322-3405

KMYU Sports 31 East St. George Blvd. St. George, Utah 84770 PH (435) 773-6323

KCSG Sports 158 W. 1600 S., Suite 200 St. George, Utah 84770 PH (435) 986-9715

KUTV Sports (CBS) 299 S. Main, Suite 150 Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 PH (801) 973-3232

KSTU Sports (FOX) 5020 Amelia Earhart Dr. Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 PH (801) 536-1313

Press Services

The Centrum Arena provides working space for properly credentialed print and electronic media personnel. Halftime statistics, final statistics and final play-by-play will be distributed. SUU provides phone lines and secure wireless internet service in the Centrum Arena.

Wire Service

Television Stations

Credentials

Requests for media credentials for games held in Cedar City should be made no later than two days prior to the game. To request credentials or arrange an interview with an SUU player or coach, contact SUU Athletic Media Relations Director Neil Gardner at: (435) 586-7753 or at: gardner@suu.edu.

KSL TV Sports (NBC) Broadcast Hse, 5 Triad Ctr. Salt Lake City, UT 84180 PH (801) 575-5535 KTVX - Sports (ABC) 1760 Fremont Ave. Salt Lake City, UT 84104 PH (801) 975-4427

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Youth will be served this season as Coach Nick Robinson leads a young group of Thunderbirds into their second season in the Big Sky conference in his second year at the helm of the SUU program.

The team, which returns six letter-winners and adds six scholarship newcomers and four walk-ons, has just four upperclassmen, two seniors and two juniors, with four sophomores and six freshmen. All totalled the Thunderbirds enter the season with just nine seasons of Division I experience on the roster. The returning lettermen include the two seniors, center Jayson Cheesman and forward Jaren Jeffery, while the juniors are center Cal Hanks and guard Chris Nsenki. Sophomores wing A.J. Hess and guard Drake Thomas also return. Cheesman started 30 games last season when he led the team with 60 blocks – the second-highest single-season total in school history – and averaged 6.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Jeffery started 29 games and averaged 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Hess started the final six games of the 2012-13 season and finished with averages of 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game but while he was in the starting lineup those averages improved to 9.3 points and 5.0 boards.

Hanks blocked 36 shots while averaging 3.6 points and 3.0 rebounds while Nsenki averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 assists.

Both came off the bench in every game. Thomas appeared in 19 games and averaged 0.1 points and 0.4 rebounds per game.

Date Opponent 11-2 LaVerne (EX) 11-8 Arizona Christian 11-12 At Utah State 11-18 At California 11-23 UC Riverside 12-1 At Portland 12-3 At Cal State Northridge 12-14 UNLV 12-18 At San Diego State 12-21 At San Diego 1-2 At North Dakota* 1-4 At Northern Colorado* 1-11 Sacramento State* 1-13 Northern Arizona* 1-16 At Idaho State* 1-18 At Weber State* 1-23 At Eastern Washington* 1-25 At Portland State* 1-30 Montana* 2-1 Montana State* 2-8 At Northern Arizona* 2-10 At Sacramento State* 2-13 Weber State* 2-15 Idaho State* 2-20 Portland State* 2-22 Eastern Washington* 2-27 At Montana State* 3-1 At Montana* 3-6 Northern Colorado* 3-8 North Dakota* 3-13 Big Sky Tournament * Big Sky Conference games

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“We have six returners and each of them did a great job through the summer as well as through the fall in terms of improving on their individual skills,” Robinson said. “We’ve seen great leadership from all of them in different ways and will have three captains this year: Jayson Cheesman, Jaren Jeffery and Chris Nsenki.

“With it being a new year we expect our leadership from those returners to improve and we expect their play on the court to improve as well,” the coach went on to say. “We’ve got a lot of guys that need to step up to fill the gaps from last year, both defensively and offensively.”

The newcomers include forwards McKay Anderson and Casey Oliverson and guards Trey Kennedy, Juwan Major, John Marshall and Race Parsons. All but Oliverson, a sophomore, are incoming freshmen. “We have six incoming scholarship players and four new walkons for a total of 10,” Robinson pointed out. “I really like the character of this group, I like their enthusiasm and I like the

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Team Breakdown

By Year

Seniors (2) #42 Jaren Jeffery #50 Jayson Cheesman Juniors (3) #12 Chris Nsenki #24 Eric Rippetoe #34 Cal Hanks

Sophomores (4) #10 Thomas Tebbs #14 Drake Thomas #32 Casey Oliverson #35 A.J. Hess

versatility that this group brings to our basketball program. I think the youthful energy will be exciting for our fans to see. “Each of the incoming guys is going to have opportunities early to play and to compete at a high level. We expect all of them to make a solid transition from high school or junior college to the Division I level. “

Anderson was a two-time all-CIF second-team selection at LaVerne (Calif.) Lutheran HS where he averaged 10.5 points last season. Oliverson, a graduate of Smithfield’s Sky View HS, comes to SUU from Salt Lake Community College where he averaged 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds last season on the Bruins’ Scenic West Conference championship team.

Kennedy and Major were both Las Vegas, Nev. preps, with Kennedy coming to SUU from Bishop Gorman High and Major from Las Vegas High. Kennedy averaged 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists last year while Major averaged 14.2, 5.1 and 3.0 en route to being named his region’s co-MVP last season.

Marshall spent last season at Westwind Prep in Phoenix, Ariz., where he averaged 12.1 points and 4.7 assists on a team that went 25-11 playing a nation-wide schedule, while Parsons was a three-time all-stater and two-time Utah 2A MVP at South Sevier HS where he averaged 27 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as a senior. The 2013-14 walk-ons include Peter Barrus, Eric Rippetoe (who spent a redshirt season at SUU in 2010-11 before playing the last two seasons at Western Wyoming JC), Taylor Jenson and Thomas Tebbs. Barrus is slated to redshirt this season.

At point guard the Thunderbirds have Thomas returning after playing a reserve role last year, and both Marshall and Kennedy will see plenty of action as true freshmen. In the early going all three will share minutes to see who emerges in the starting role.

“We’ve got Drake Thomas as a returning point guard and incoming point guards John Marshall and Trey Kennedy,” Robinson noted. “With the point guard position it’s been extremely competitive through our first practices. I feel that each point guard is different and brings something unique to the court.

Freshmen (6) #2 McKay Anderson #4 Trey Kennedy #5 John Marshall #13 Race Parsons #15 Juwan Major #22 Taylor Jenson #44 Peter Barus

By Position

Guards (6) #4 Trey Kennedy #5 John Marshall #10 Thomas Tebbs #12 Chris Nsenki #14 Drake Thomas #15 Juwan Major

Wings (3) #2 McKay Anderson #13 Race Parsons #35 A.J. Hess Forwards (4) #22 Taylor Jenson #24 Eric Rippetoe #32 Casey Oliverson #42 Jaren Jeffery

“Drake has been a lot more consistent this year,” Robinson added. “He worked exCenters (3) tremely hard in the off-season #34 Cal Hanks and he’s done a nice job of #44 Peter Barus playing hard through [early] #50 Jayson Cheesman practices. Trey also brings a winning mentality and has a command of what we want to do as a basketball team, offensively and defensively. John Marshall has a very physical presence as well as great competitive energy at both ends of the

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court.”

Nsenki and Major are both combo guards who can play either the point or on the wing whose strength is their ability to defend.

“We have a couple of guards who can play either at the point or at shooting guard, Chris Nsenki and Juwan Major,” Robinson pointed out. “Both Chris and Juwan defend at a very high rate at multiple positions – both the point guard and shooting guard – as well as the small forward spots. Both have ability to play in transition. Chris has improved his range and shooting ability and he does a nice job of slashing. Juwan has the ability to get to the basket and his mid-range game is a strength offensively but the strength of both those guys is their ability to defend multiple positions.” The shooters at the wing will primarily be Hess, Parsons and Anderson. Hess and Parsons have shown the ability to fill up the basket in high school and Hess made a smooth transition to the collegiate level last year, while although Anderson can also shoot the ball he brings athleticism and a defensive presence. “A.J., with a year of experience and a great summer, has really improved his feel for the wing position, whether that’s at the shooting guard or the small forward spot,” Robinson explained. “He’s become better defensively, he’s improved his pace offensively and we expect him to be aggressive like all of our guys given his experience.

“Race is extremely aggressive at the shooting guard spot and has the capability to score in bunches but needs to be more consistent,” the coach noted. “McKay brings a defensive presence and more athleticism to the

wing position and has shown offensive sparks both from behind the arc as well as being able to get to the rim” Robinson said. “Collectively, at the wing I feel – as with all of our perimeter players – we’ve improved our athleticism as well as our strength.,” he added.

Up front the team returns three players with good experience and one newcomer with great potential. Jeffery started all but two games at the power forward position last year and he has worked to improve his game in the off-season, while Oliverson is a good athlete who will be looked to for contribution early. In the post Cheesman made an instant impact after joining the team last year. He was the only player to start every game last season while Hanks came off the bench in each game and has continued to improve his game since arriving at SUU in the fall of 2010.

“I’ve been pleased with the progress of our post play at both the forward and the center positions,” Robinson said. “I feel like we’ve got needed depth as well as guys who can play in multiple spots. “Jaren continues to be tough defensively but has greatly improved his offensive pace in the off-season,” the coach noted. “We expect, as a captain, Jaren to help lead our team this season.

“Casey brings strength and athleticism to the front-court and has a great knack or rebounding at both ends of the court,” Robinson added. “We expect Cal to continue to improve at the pace he did last year. He has improved his physical strength dramatically and that has helped him defensively.

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road for a pair of match-ups, at Portland on Dec. 1 and Cal State Northridge on Dec. 3. The team then takes a short hiatus for final examinations before returning to the court Dec. 14 with a home game against UNLV. Following the game against the Rebels the ‘Birds take to the road to wrap up the non-conference portion of the schedule with games at San Diego State (Dec. 18) and San Diego (Dec. 21). After a 10-day holiday break the team departs on New Year’s Day for the Big Sky opener at UND on Jan. 2, followed by a game at Northern Colorado on Jan. 4.

The Big Sky home-opener is Saturday, Jan. 11 when Sacramento State visits the Centrum, with Northern Arizona coming to town the following Monday. Defending Big Sky champion Montana visits the Centrum Jan. 30, while Montana State is in town Feb. 1.

A game with in-state rival Weber State on Feb. 13 begins the longest home-stretch of the season, four games, which includes match-ups with Idaho State (Feb. 15), Portland State (Feb. 20) and Eastern Washington (Feb. 22). The regular-season wraps up with a pair of double-headers with the SUU women’s team. Both T-Bird squads will host Northern Colorado on March 6, and North Dakota on March 8.

“Jayson is one of our two seniors. He’s improved offensively in the off-season and we expect him to have a presence in the paint at both ends of the floor this year. “

The Big Sky tournament, which is hosted by the regular-season champion, tips off March 13.

The Schedule: Fourteen home games – including match-ups against UNLV and UC Riverside – highlight the schedule, while the road slate includes contests at Utah State, California, San Diego State and a pair of West Coast Conference teams. The Thunderbirds will also face each Big Sky Conference opponent both at home and on the road.

“Including our exhibition we’ve got four home games in November and December and we’re excited about the opportunity to have the students, the community and all our fans supporting us here in the Centrum,” Robinson said. “Our non-conference schedule includes four or five potential NCAA tournament teams and each team is very different and will be great preparation for our conference schedule.” The T-Birds open the quest for their first-ever Big Sky championship at North Dakota on Jan. 2 but warm up for the conference schedule with an ambitious non-conference slate of games, beginning with an exhibition contest in Cedar City against LaVerne University on Nov. 2.

Following the match-up with LaVerne the T-Birds host Arizona Christian on Nov. 8, in the first official game of the season before traveling to Utah State (Nov. 12) and Cal (Nov. 18). The first Division I home game comes Nov. 23 when the Thunderbirds host UC Riverside in the Centrum, then they hit the

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NICK ROBINSON HEAD COACH

STANFORD, 2005 SECOND SEASON AT SOUTHERN UTAH Nick Robinson took the reins of Southern Utah’s men’s basketball program on March 29, 2012, becoming the eighth head men’s basketball coach in the school’s four-year history. During his first season at SUU Coach Robinson helped usher the Thunderbirds into the Big Sky era, coaching the team to a sixth place finish and a playoff berth in its first season in the conference. Last year the Thunderbirds finished the season ranked among the nation’s top 100 teams in blocked shots (30th with 5.0 per game), free throw percentage (73rd, .724) and rebounding margin (88th, plus-3.0) and also became the first Big Sky team to win its first three league games in its first season in the conference since Boise State turned the trick back in 1970-71. Two of Robinson’s players, Jackson Stevenett and Damon Heuir, earned all-Big Sky honors in 2012-13 after ranking second and third in the conference in scoring, with Stevenett also ranking 67th in the nation in scoring (17.6 ppg) and 27th in free throw percentage (.867). A third Thunderbird, Jayson Cheesman, finished the season 62nd in the NCAA with 1.94 blocks per game and his 60 last year are the secondmost in a season at SUU. The team also excelled in the classroom as the Thunderbirds earned a spot on the NABC’s Academic Excellence Team and placed four individuals on the NABC Honors Court based on their academic accomplishments. A 2005 graduate of Stanford University, Robinson came to SUU from Louisiana State University, where he spent three seasons on the staff. Prior to his time at LSU Robinson served a season on the staff at William Jewell College and two seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford. During his time as an assistant coach, Robinson helped guide his teams to a combined record of 87-47 and four post-season appearances, including two NCAA, one NIT and one NAIA Division I national tournaments. At LSU Robinson served as assistant coach, director of basketball operations and as executive assistant to the head coach on Coach Trent Johnson’s staff, acting one season in each capacity. Robinson’s coaching responsibilities included working with player development, on-the-floor coaching, recruiting, game preparation and opponent scouting. As a member of Coach Larry Holley’s staff at William Jewell in 2008-09, Robinson helped the Cardinals to a 23-11 record and an appearance in the NAIA national tournament while working with all aspects of the program. Prior to joining the staff at William Jewell, Robinson was an assistant under Johnson at Stanford from 2006 to 2008, where he worked with recruiting, opponent scouting, game-preparation and player development while also working as a position coach with the Cardinal forwards. At Stanford, Robinson helped coach the team to NCAA tournament berths in both 2007 and 2008, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2008 when the team finished second in the Pac-10 at 13-5 with a

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2013-14 THUNDERBIRD COACHING STAFF 28-8 overall mark. He also helped mentor current and future NBA players Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez and Landry Fields at Stanford, and Justin Hamilton at LSU. Coach Robinson also spent one season as a volunteer assistant in the prep ranks, under Coach Brian Smith at Albuquerque, N.M.-area Rio Rancho High School, in 2005-06. As a player at Stanford, Robinson helped the team to a 92-34 overall record and four NCAA tournament appearances, including the 2003-04 season when the Cardinal earned a No. 1 national ranking and a Pac-10 championship. During the 2003-04 season, Robinson’s game-winning shot against Arizona was nominated for an ESPN ESPY Best Moment. The play included him helping to steal the ball, taking two dribbles across half-court and firing home a 35-footer as time expired to defeat the Wildcats. Robinson started 67 of the 110 games in which he appeared under Johnson (2004-05) and coach Mike Montgomery (2001-04) at Stanford. His teammates named him the Cardinal’s best defensive player three times and he served as a team captain during his junior and senior seasons. He was a three-time recipient of the men’s basketball program’s Howie Dallmar Coaches award, presented annually to a Stanford student-athlete who displays excellence on and off the court. He also earned a spot on the Capital One University Division Academic AllDistrict VIII team his senior year and was a three-time academic allPac-10 selection. A native of Liberty, Mo., Coach Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in sociology from Stanford. He and his wife, Meagan, are the parents of four children, Annie, Tate, Toby and Elsie Jane.

The Robinson File

Coaching Experience Head Coach, Southern Utah University Assistant Coach, Louisiana State Director of Operations, LSU Executive Assistant to Head Coach, LSU Assistant Coach, William Jewell College Assistant Coach, Stanford University Director of Basketball Operations, Stanford

2012-Present 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2006-08 2006

Education: MA, Sociology, Stanford University. BA, Political Science, Stanford University Family: Wife, Meagan; Children, Annie, Tate, Toby, Elsie Jane

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TODD OKESON ASSISTANT COACH

NEVADA, 2005 SECOND SEASON AT SOUTHERN UTAH

Todd Okeson is in his second season on the men's basketball staff at Southern Utah University. He came to SUU from the University of Georgia, where he served three years on the Bulldog men's basketball staff. Last season Coach Okeson helped the Thunderbirds to a sixth-place finish in the Big Sky Conference and a post-season tournament berth in the 'Birds' first season in the BSC. Under his tuteledge guard Damon Heuir earned second-team all-Big Sky honors after finishing the season ranked third in the conference in scoring and among its leaders in assists and 3-point shooting.

Coach Okeson is a 2005 graduate of the University of Nevada and he has since gone on to receive a Master's Degree in sports administration from Georgia. He served as the Bulldogs' operations coordinator for one season and was a graduate assistant with the program from 2009 to 2011. While at Georgia, Coach Okeson worked with film exchange, opponent scouting, academics, and he assisted with recruiting. Prior to joining the Bulldog staff he spent a season with the Reno Bighorns of the NBDL as assistant for basketball operations and two seasons on the staff at Nevada under current Georgia Head Coach Mark Fox. A Weskan, Kansas, native, Okeson played two seasons for Coach Trent Johnson at Nevada, earning all-tournament team honors as a senior on the Wolfpack's 2004 Sweet 16 squad. Following his collegiate days he went on to play professionally in Sweden and Finland as well as with the San Jose Skyrockets of the American Basketball Association. Coach Okeson works with recruiting and on-the-floor coaching at SUU, as well as with scouting and game preparation. He is also in charge of academics for the program. Todd and his wife Natalie have a son, Gaines (four), and welcomed their daughter, Micah, into the family in August.

The Okeson File Coaching Experience Assistant Coach, Southern Utah Operations Coordinator, Georgia Graduate Assistant, Georgia Basketball Operations, Reno Bighorns Assistant Coach, Nevada

2012-present 2009-12 2009-11 2008-09 2005-08

Education: MA, Sports Administration, Georgia, 2012 BA, Nevada, 2005 Family: Wife, Natalie; Son, Gaines

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CHAD BELL ASSISTANT COACH

NEVADA, 2006 FIRST SEASON AT SOUTHERN UTAH

Chad Bell is in his first season on the men's basketball staff at Southern Utah University.

A 2006 graduate of the University of Nevada with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s of educational leadership (granted in 2012), Bell spent the past two seasons on the Wolfpack coaching staff, serving as a graduate assistant in 2011-12 and as director of basketball operations last season. He also spent the 2010-11 season as a graduate assistant at Wyoming. While on the staff at Nevada he oversaw team travel, film exchange, directed the summer camp, participated in player development, film editing, practice preparation, coaching instruction and served as an academic liason. His duties at Wyoming included player development, film exchange, practice preparation and coaching instruction.

As a player, Coach Bell spent two seasons at Nevada, helping the Wolf Pack to a pair of NCAA appearances after transferring from New Mexico, where he was also a two-year letter-winner from 2001-03. He was named Nevada’s most improved player following his junior season when the team went 25-7, and he served as a team captain his senior year when the team went 27-6 and claimed its second straight WAC championship. He then went on to play three seasons at the professional level, both in Europe and in the NBA Developmental League, before joining the coaching ranks. The Inglewood, Calif., native will work as a recruiter and on-the-floor coach, with scouting and game preparation.

The Bell File Coaching Experience Assistant Coach, Southern Utah Dir. of Basketball Operations, Nevada Graduate Assistant, Nevada Graduate Assistant, Wyoming

2013-present 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11

Education: MA, Educational Leadership, Nevada, 2012 BA, Criminal Justice, Nevada, 2006

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DREW ALLEN ASSISTANT COACH

SOUTHERN UTAH, 2010 FOURTH SEASON AT SOUTHERN UTAH

Drew Allen returns to the Thunderbird staff for his fourth season this year, his second as a full-time assistant after serving as the team's director of basketball operations from 2010-2012.

During his time on the staff Coach Allen has helped the team advance to three conference tournaments, including last year’s Big Sky berth in the University’s first season in the BSC and an appearance in the semi-finals of the Summit League tourney in 2012. A two-year letter-winner at SUU, Coach Allen walked on to the Thunderbird squad in the fall of 2008 but quickly earned a scholarship after proving to be a vital contributor, both as a starter and off the bench. A team-captain his senior year, Coach Allen appeared in all but five games during his SUU playing career. Allen came to SUU from Collin County Community College, where he earned NCAA academic all-America honors after ranking among the nation’s top-20 3-point shooters his sophomore year. Coach Allen’s duties include recruiting, game preparation and scouting.

A native of Flower Mound, Texas, Coach Allen and his wife Chelsea reside in Cedar City.

The Allen File Coaching Experience Assistant Coach, Southern Utah Dir. of Basketball Operations, SUU

2012-present 2010-12

Education: BA, Communications, SUU, 2010 Family: Wife, Chelsea

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YAHOSH BONNER DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS/VIDEO COORDINATOR NORTHERN COLORADO, 2010 FIRST SEASON AT SOUTHERN UTAH

Yahosh Bonner joined the SUU men's basketball staff this season in the dual roles of Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator.

A 2010 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Coach Bonner has spent the past three seasons on the staff at Western Nebraska Community College, where he worked with former SUU assistant Russell Beck, and helped coach the Cougars to one of their best seasons in a decade in 2012. While at Northern Colorado he was named the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year following the 2009-10 season as he helped UNC to a school-record 25-win season. Prior to his time at UNC he spent a season at Salt Lke Community College where he helped the Bruins to an appearance in the NJCAA national tournament in 2008. Prior to playing with the Bruins Coach Bonner spent a season at Cochise College and he served an LDS church mission in Tampa, Fla., from 2004 to 2006. Bonner is making a homecoming of sorts as he lived in Cedar City for three years during his teens, playing basketball as a freshmand and sophomore at Cedar High School in1999-2000 and 2000-01 before his family moved to Arizona, where he lettered two seasons at Mesa's Mountain View HS. Coach Bonner and his wife Vanessa are the parents of a son, Malachi.

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jake Hutton

Student Managers: Kayla Maxwell, David West, Rustyn Burnside, Dominik Patterson, Harley Glad

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS

The 2013-14 Thunderbirds, Front, from left: Coach Chad Bell, Taylor Jenson, Eric Rippetoe, Cal Hanks, Jaren Jeffery, Head Coach Nick Robinson, Jayson Cheesman, Casey Oliverson, Peter Barus, Thomas Tebbs. Back, from left: Coach Todd Okeson, Strength & Conditioning Coach Jake Hutton, Drake Thomas, John Marshall, Chris Nsenki, A.J. Hess, Juwan Major, McKay Anderson, Trey Kennedy, Race Parsons, Director of Basketball Operations Yahosh Bonner.

No 2 4 5 10 12 13 14 15 22 24 32 34 35 42 44 50

Southern Utah University 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Numerical Roster

Player McKay Anderson Trey Kennedy John Marshall Thomas Tebbs Chris Nsenki Race Parsons Drake Thomas Juwan Major Taylor Jenson Eric Rippetoe Casey Oliverson Cal Hanks A.J. Hess Jaren Jeffery Peter Barrus Jayson Cheesman

Ht 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-7 6-6 6-8 6-10 6-6 6-8 6-10 6-11

Wt 190 190 185 175 180 185 165 185 175 215 230 235 190 210 210 250

Yr Fr Fr Fr So So Fr Fr Fr Fr Jr So So Fr Jr Fr Jr

Pos G G G G G G G G G F C C G/F F C C

Hometown La Canada, Califorina Las Vegas, Nevada Phoenix, Arizona Torrance, California Kansas City, Missouri Monroe, Utah Ovilla, Texas Las Vegas, Nevada Parker, Colorado Panaca, Nevada Logan, Utah Logan, Utah Phoenix, Arizona Delta, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Orem, Utah

Experience HS/La Verne Lutheran HS HS/Bishop Gorman HS HS/Westwind Prep HS/Lone Peak (Utah) HS 2VL/Park Hill HS HS/South Sevier HS 1VL/Grace Preparatory HS/Las Vegas HS HS/Legend HS JC/Western Wyoming/Lincoln Cty HS JC/Salt Lake CC/Sky View HS 2VL/Mountain Crest HS 1VL/Phoenix Country Day School 3VL/Delta HS HS/East HS 1VL/Salt Lake CC/Mountain View HS

Head Coach: Nick Robinson (Stanford, 2005, Second season at SUU) Assistants: Todd Okeson (Nevada, 2005), Chad Bell (Nevada ‘06), Drew Allen (SUU, 2010) Director of Basketball Operations: Yahosh Bonner 2013-14 SOUTHERN UTAH BASKETBALL • 16


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#50 Jayson Cheesman 6-11, 250, Sr, Center Orem, Utah Salt Lake Community College/Mountain View HS

Career/2012-13 Season Highs: 13 points at Montana State, vs. CS Northridge; 13 rebounds at TCU; 3 assists at Northern Colorado; 5 blocks at Gonzaga, at Weber State 2012-13 Review/Highlights: Played in all 31 games with 30 starts, came off the bench vs. Montana on senior night. Is currently tied for second on SUU’s single-season blocks list with 60, which also puts him fourth on the career list. Played 20 minutes in the post at Gonzaga where he scored six points, pulled down five rebounds, blocked five shots and dished out two assists; the five blocks are tied as the sixth-highest total in a game in SUU history. Pulled down a career-high and team season-high 13 rebounds at TCU, he also scored nine points, blocked two shots and dished out a pair of assists in a season-high 29 minutes on the court. Scored 12 points vs. San Diego Christian, also pulled down nine rebounds and blocked four shots. Scored six points, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked three shots vs. North Dakota; had two points, two blocks, two rebounds and an assist down the stretch as the T-Birds put the game away. Scored 10 points with a team-high six rebounds, also blocked a shot at Denver. Paced team with eight rebounds against Northern Colorado. Scored a season-high 13 points at Montana State where he also pulled down eight rebounds and blocked three shots. Posted his first career double-double with 11 points (on 4-of-6 shooting) and 11 rebounds at home vs. Portland State, also blocked a shot. Blocked three shots, scored seven points, pulled down two rebounds and dished out an assist at home vs. Eastern Washington. Co-led team with seven rebounds at home vs. Sacramento State. Blocked three shots, pulled down eight rebounds, scored eight points, dished out an assist and had a steal at home vs. Northern Arizona. Co-led team with eight rebounds at Idaho State where he also scored six points. Blocked five shots scored two points and had two rebounds at Weber State. Pulled down nine rebounds at Portland State, where he also scored eight points, blocked a shot and dished out an assist. Raked in 10 rebounds at Eastern Washington to go with two points, two assists and a block. Posted his second double-double with a career-hightying 13 points and 11 rebounds vs. CS Northridge, also blocked a shot, tied his best with two assists and had a steal; scored the winning basket with 11 seconds to play when he picked up a loose ball under the basket and went up to score. Scored 11 points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked two shots in 21 minutes at home vs. Montana State. Scored eight points, dished out a career-high three assists, pulled down two rebounds and blocked a shot at Northern Colorado. Played just six minutes at North Dakota after twisting an ankle in practice the previous day, pulled down three rebounds, blocked a shot and scored two points in the limited duty. Scored six points and pulled down four rebounds with an assist in 18 minutes on the court vs. UND at the Big Sky tournament. At Salt Lake Community College: An honorable mention all-Region 18 performer for Coach Todd Phillips' last year, Cheesman led the Bruins in rebounding and blocks, averaging 5.5 boards and 1.4 rejections per contest. He also chipped in 7.9 points per game while connecting on 50.0 percent of his shots from the field in 2011-12. His blocks average ranked second in the Scenic West Conference, his field goal percentage ranked fourth and he was also among the conference's top-10 in rebounding and offensive rebounds last year. Cheesman helped the Bruins to a 22-9 overall mark - including a 9-6 record in SWAC play - and a number-two seed in the Region 18 tournament. At Mountain View High School: Earned a pair of basketball letters playing for Coach Jason Young. 2013-14 SOUTHERN UTAH BASKETBALL • 18


THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS Jayson Cheesman – SUU Statistics

2012-13 Totals

G GS Min 30 29 654 31 30 654

TOTAL FG FGA Pct 80 198 .404 80 198 .404

3-PTS 3FG FGA Pct 0 0 .000 0 0 .000

FT FTA Pct 52 85 .612 52 85 .612

REBOUNDS Off Def Tot Avg 53 133 186 6.0 53 133 186 6.0

The Cheesman File

Born: April 1, 1988 Birthplace: Orem, Utah Parents: Kathy and Jay Cheesman Major: Exercise science Served LDS Church Mission to: San Jose, California School I most want to play: Weber State Favorite athlete: Payton Manning Favorite BBall player: Larry Bird Favorite BBall team: LA Clippers Favorite team, not hoops: Indianapolis Colts Favorite movie: The Gladiator, The Last Samurai Favorite musician/group: Tool, Kings of Leon

PF DQ A 76 0 28 76 0 28

TO Blk Stl Pts Avg 49 60 6 212 6.8 49 60 6 212 6.8

Favorite book: Unbroken Favorite magazine: ESPN The Magazine Favorite TV show: Arrested Development Favorite food: Steak, Caesar salad and mashed potatoes Favorite pre-game meal: Chicken and pasta As a kid pretended to be: Batman Dream teammates: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Kareem (I’ll be the water boy) Person in history would like to meet: Louis Zamperini Arena I dream of playing in: Cameron Indoor Arena If I could play another sport: Cheer My most famous friend or relative is: Dad, Jay Cheesman

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#42 Jaren Jeffery 6-9 205, Sr, Forward Delta, Utah Delta HS

Career Highs: 12 points, at South Dakota State (2/12/09), 11 rebounds vs. Carrol College (11/21/12), 3 assists vs. Bryant (11/13/11) 2012-13 Season Highs: 10 points vs. SD Christian, 11 rebounds vs. Carrol College; 2 assists vs. Northern Colorado

At SUU, 2012-13: Started all but two games, appeared in all but one. Pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Carroll College, also scored four points and dished out an assist vs. the Saints. Scored a season-high 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds (including a team-high 3 offensive boards), with an assist in 27 minutes vs. San Diego Christian, hit 3-of-4 shots from the floor. Scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting and pulled down one rebound at Denver. Pulled down six rebounds and scored four points at home vs. Idaho State. Scored four points (on 2-for-2 shooting), tied his season-high with two assists and pulled down two rebounds at Montana. Pulled down four rebounds at Weber State. Scored six points and pulled down four rebounds, also led the team with a career-best three steals vs. Montana State. Scored eight points at Northern Colorado, his most since a 10-point night against San Diego Christian back on Dec. 1. Pulled down nine rebounds and scored seven points with two steals at UND.

At SUU, 2011-12: Played in 23 games, all coming off the bench, after returning in the summer of 2011 from an LDS church mission. Averaged 1.2 points and 0.8 rebounds per game. Dished out a career-high three assists, also had seven points and three rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Bryant. Had a rebound and a career-high-tying two blocks vs. NDSU. Scored six points with a rebound at home vs. Oakland, hit all three of his shots. Had three rebounds and a steal but didn't score vs. IUPUI. Had one rebound in two minutes in the Summit semifinals against South Dakota St.

2008-09 Highlights: Played in 21 games, including 16 of the last 17 and 15 conference contests, averaged 2.0 points and 1.7 rebounds. Led or co-led team in rebounding and blocks twice, in steals once. Had seven rebounds in the team's quarterfinal win over IUPUI in The Summit League tournament. Posted career scoring and rebounding highs with 12 points and eight boards at SDSU, where he also had a steal in a career-high 27 minutes on the floor. Posted career-highs of six points, five rebounds (which co-led the team) and one assist at Centenary, where he also played a season-high 20 minutes, then tied or bettered all those numbers at ORU, where he had 10 points, five boards, and an assist in 20 minutes. Tied his then-career-high with three points vs. Sacramento St. Hit two free throws, blocked a shot and pulled down a rebound in a season-high 12 minutes at Utah Valley. Played two minutes vs. Weber State, hit 3-of-4 free throws for his first collegiate points; also had a rebound vs. the Wildcats. Had one rebound in two minutes vs. IPFW. Played six minutes against Oakland, got one steal. At Delta HS: A two-time all-state selection for Coach Jared Smith, helped the Rabbits to a region title and the most wins in school history his senior year. Averaged 9.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. Also lettered in football and was a member of the National Honor Society.

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS JAREN JEFFERY – SUU STATISTICS

2008-09 2011-12 2012-13 Totals

G GS Min 21 0 156 23 0 155 30 29 489 74 29 800

TOTAL FG FGA Pct 13 28 .464 11 23 .478 43 89 .483 67 140 .479

3-PTS 3FG FGA Pct 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 2 .000

Born: June 11, 1990 Birthplace: Payson, Utah Parents: Lynn and Robert Jeffery Major: Math Education Served LDS misson to: Brazil School I most want to play: Duke Favorite pro athlete: Brian Urlacher Favorite BBall player: John Stockton Favorite team: Utah Jazz Favorite team, non-hoops: Chicago Bears Favorite movie: The Goonies Favoriete musician/group: Metallica Favorite Book: The Brothers/Great & Terrible series

FT FTA Pct 15 21 .714 5 10 .500 19 43 .442 39 74 .527

REBOUNDS Off Def Tot Avg 12 23 35 1.7 6 12 18 0.8 38 62 100 3.3 56 97 153 2.1

The Jeffery File

PF DQ A 15 0 4 31 1 10 98 7 16 144 8 30

TO Blk Stl Pts 6 2 2 41 3 2 5 27 35 7 16 105 44 11 23 173

Avg 2.0 1.2 3.5 2.3

Favorite magazine: Cabella’s Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad Favorite food: Hamburgers Favorite pre-game meal: Pasta As a kid pretended to be: Karl Malone or Michael Jordan Dream teammates: John Stockton, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson Arena would like to play in: Energy Solutions The person in history I would like to meet: Albert Einstein If I could change one thing about basketball: Call fewer fouls If I could play another sport: Football Most impressive person I’ve met: My dad My most famous friend or relative: Jordan Johnson

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#34 Cal Hanks 6-11, 235, Jr, Center Logan, Utah Mountain Crest HS

Career/2012-13 Season Highs: 11 points Sacramento State, 8 rebounds at North Dakota, 1 assist seven times, 5 blocks vs. North Dakota

2012-13/Career Highs: 11 points Sacramento State (1/31/13), 8 rebounds at North Dakota (3/9/13), 1 assist seven times, 5 blocks vs. North Dakota (12/17/12): 6 points at North Dakota State, 2 rebounds at San Diego State At SUU, 2012-13: Came off the bench in every game. Blocked 36 shots last year and has 37 in his career, which puts him seventh on SUU’s singleseason and 10th on its career blocks lists. Had then-career-highs in points (eight), rebounds (four), blocks (four) and assists (one) vs. San Diego. Came off the bench to block five shots (the sixth-highest single-game total in SUU history), pulled down four rebounds, dish out and assist, pick off a steal and score two points in 16 minutes vs. North Dakota. Led team in blocks for the third straight game at Denver, where he had two rejections to go with five rebounds and one point. Scored a thencareer-high nine points, blocked two shots and had three rebounds against Portland State. Just missed his career-highs with eight points and five rebounds against Eastern Washington, also blocked a shot in 18 minutes vs, the Eagles. Hit 5-of-7 shots en route to career-bests with 11 points and seven rebounds vs. Sacramento State, the seven boards co-led the team, as did his two blocks. Hit 3-of-4 shots to score nine points , also pulled down five rebounds and dished out an assist vs. NAU. Scored 10 points, pulled down five rebounds, blocked a shot and had a monster dunk on a put-back at Idaho State where he hit all six of his free throw attempts. Scored three points and pulled down four rebounds at Weber State. Scored 10 points with a career-high eight rebonds and a pair of blocks in the regular season-finale at North Dakota. Scored five points in the Big Sky tourney game vs. UND. At SUU, 2011-12: Appeared in five games, averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds. Hit both his field goal attempts and both his free throw attempts at NDSU where he scored a career-high six points and pulled down a rebound in six minutes on the court. Played one minute with no stats vs. IUPUI. Hit one of two free throws in a minute on the court vs. South Dakota St. in the Summit semifinals. At SUU, 2010-11: Spent the season as a redshirt. At Mountain Crest HS: All-state selection in 2010 and a two-time all-region performer for Coach Jim Crosbie, a former SUU standout. Helped his team to the state semi-finals his sophomore season and to the championship game as a senior, where he led his team with 12 points, five rebounds and two assists.

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS CAL HANKS – SUU STATISTICS

2011-12 2012-13 Totals

G GS Min 5 0 19 31 0 419 36 0 438

TOTAL FG FGA Pct 3 7 .429 40 92 .435 43 99 .434

Born: April 12, 1992 Birthplace: Logan, Utah Parents: Rachelle and Del Hanks Major: Communication School I most want to play: Utah State Favorite BBall player: Kevin Durrant Favorite movie: Hitch

3-PTS 3FG FGA Pct 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000

FT FTA Pct 9 12 .750 33 50 .660 42 62 .677

REBOUNDS Off Def Tot Avg 3 1 4 0.8 32 60 92 3.0 35 61 96 2.7

The Hanks File

PF DQ 4 0 76 2 80 2

A 0 9 9

TO Blk Stl Pts Avg 3 1 0 15 3.0 30 36 7 113 3.6 33 37 7 128 3.6

Favorite musician/group: Skrillex Favorite pre-game meal: Chicken Alfredo As a kid pretended to be: Batman Dream teammates: Jayson, A.J., Chris, Drake If I could play another sport: Bowling Most impressive person I’ve met: Ray Jones Jr.

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS

#12 Chris Nsenki 6-2, 180, Jr, Guard Kansas City, Missouri Park Hill HS

Career/2012-13 Season Highs: 10 points vs. CS Fullerton, at Idaho State; 3 rebounds vs. CS Fullerton; 4 assists vs. Montana, at North Dakota

At SUU, 2012-13: Came off the bench in every game. Scored a career-high 10 points with a career-best three rebounds vs. CS Fullerton. Hit 2-of-3 shots, both threes, against San Diego Christian to finish with six points, also had a pair of assists and a rebound vs. the Hawks. Played a season-high 25 minutes against NAU, hit 2-of-2 free throws in crunch time and dished out three assists without committing a turnover. Tied his career-high with 10 points at Idaho State when he hit 3-of-3 3-pointers and 1-of-2 FTs, also had an assist and a steal in 22 minutes on the court. Scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting (2-4 threes) with two assists and a steal in SUU’s Big Sky tournament game against North Dakota. At SUU, 2011-12: Finished season with scoring, assists and rebounding averages of 0.7 per game. Came off the bench in 23 games. Scored two points with a rebound and an assist vs. UC Davis. Scored two points with an assist vs. San Diego State. Pulled down a career-best two rebounds at Troy. Tied his career-high with two rebounds vs. SDSU, scored two points with an assist in a career-high 21 minutes on the court. At Park Hill HS: Averaged 21.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game for Coach David Garrison’s Trojans at Park Hill High, helping lead the team to a conference championship. He was named first-team all-state, all-conference and all-district as well as the conference player of the year. Was a DiRenna Award finalist, the award honoring the Kansas City-area MVP. An honor roll student and academic letterman, Nsenki also lettered in football and soccer at PHHS. He also served on the student council.

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS CHRIS NSENKI – SUU STATISTICS

2011-12 2012-13 Totals

G GS Min 23 0 115 31 0 401 54 0 516

TOTAL FG FGA Pct 3 16 .188 25 76 .329 28 92 .304

3-PTS 3FG FGA Pct 0 7 .000 18 59 .305 18 66 .273

Born: Sept. 21, 1992 Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri Father: Roger Nsenki Major: Finance Favorite athlete/BBall player: Kobe Bryant Favorite BBall team: Los Angeles Lakers Favorite team, not hoops: Kansas City Chiefs Favorite movie: Goodfellas Favorite musician/group: J. Cole Favorite book: The Great Gatsby Favorite magazine: ESPN the Magazine

FT FTA Pct 0 1 .000 3 4 .750 3 5 .600

REBOUNDS Off Def Tot Avg 0 7 7 0.3 5 8 13 0.4 5 15 20 0.4

The Nsenki File

PF DQ A 4 0 7 33 1 36 37 1 43

TO Blk Stl Pts 10 1 1 6 23 1 5 71 33 2 6 82

Avg 0.3 2.3 1.5

TV show: Boardwalk Empire Favorite food: Anything dad cooks Favorite pre-game meal: Pasta When I was a kid I pretended to be: Kobe Bryant Dream teammates: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan Dream of playing in the: Sprint Center If I could change one thing about basketball: Nothing If I could play another sport: Football My most famous friend or relative: Ray Jones Jr.

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#35 A.J. Hess 6-6, 190, So, Guard Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Country Day School

Career/2012-13 Season Highs: 24 points at Eastern Washington, 8 rebounds at North Dakota, 5 assists vs. SD Christian.

At SUU, 2012-13: Played in every game, got his first start vs. CS Northridge and closed out the season in the starting lineup. Led team with a careerhigh five assists vs. San Diego Christian, also pulled down five rebounds and scored six points with a steal. Scored eight points at home vs. North Dakota, including a critical 3-pointer down the stretch that sparked a game-ending 17-8 run; also pulled down four rebounds, dished out two assists and blocked a shot . Picked off a steal in the final seconds and dished off for what turned out to be the winning basket against Northern Colorado. Hit four big free throws down the stretch to help SUU maintain it’s lead, finished with four points, a team-high three assists, a steal and a block in 12 minutes on the court at NAU. Had eight points and four rebounds, also blocked a shot and picked off a steal at Montana. Hit a big three to stifle a Northern Arizona run, finished with seven points, three rebounds and a block in 19 minutes at home vs. the Lumberjacks. Scored four points in overtime at Idaho State, including the game-clinching free throws with four seconds to play, also hit a big three down the stretch in regulation; finished with a then-career-best 12 points. Had his best game as a Thunderbird at Eastern Washington, where he scored a career-high 24 points, pulled down three rebounds and dished out two assists in 28 minutes; hit 7-of-14 shots, 5-of-10 from 3-point range and had just one turnover. Hit a 3-pointer to stake the team to a 71-68 lead with just over a minute to play in the BracketBuster win over Northridge. Scored eight points, pulled down four rebounds and had two assists at home vs. Montana State, hit 2-of-3 3-point attempts. Pulled down seven rebounds at home vs. Montana, also scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from 3-point range, dished out two assists, blocked a shot and picked off a steal in a season-high 42 minutes on the court. Played a team-high 33 minutes at Northern Colorado, pulled down six rebounds, dished out four assists and scored three points. Led team with 16 points at UND where he also pulled down a career-high eight rebounds. Had seven points with three boards, an assist and a steal in the Big Sky tourney game vs. UND. At Phoenix Country Day School: Averaged 19.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.8 blocked shots, 2.4 steals and 2.4 assists last year in leading the Eagles to 31 wins, a region title and their first state championship. He earned a spot on the all-Arizona basketball team as well as earning Arizona's small schools Player of the Year honors last year when he was also region player of the year. Best game was a 35-point outburst on senior night. During his junior season he averaged 22.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS A.J. HESS – SUU STATISTICS

2012-13 Totals

G GS Min 31 6 643 6 643

TOTAL FG FGA Pct 57 155 .368 57 155 .368

3-PTS 3FG FGA Pct 37 111 .333 37 111 .333

Born: Jan. 20, 1994 Birthplace: Glen Rock, N.J. Mother: Barbara Hess Major: Finance Team I most want to play: Arizona Favorite Athlete: Kevin Durrant Favorite BBall player: Kevin Durrant Favorite BBall team: Phoenix Suns Favorite team, not hoops: Arizona Cardinals

FT FTA Pct 30 35 .857 30 35 .857

REBOUNDS Off Def Tot Avg 12 70 82 2.6 12 70 82 2.6

The Hess File

PF DQ A 65 1 30 65 1 30

TO Blk Stl Pts Avg 28 6 16 181 5.8 28 6 16 181 5.8

Favorite musician/group: Kendrick Lamar Favorite book: Harry Potter series Favorite magazine: Sports Illustrated Favorite food: Pizza Favorite pre-game meal: Pasta & chicken Dream teammates: LeBron James, Kevin Durrant, Shaq, Derrick Rose Arena I dream of playing in: Madison Square Garden If I could change one thing about BBall: Nothing

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS

#14 Drake Thomas 6-0, 165, So, Guard Ovilla, Texas Grace Preparatory Academy

Career/2012-13 Season Highs: 2 points vs. North Dakota, 2 rebounds vs. Green Bay, CS Fullerton, North Dakota; 6 assists vs. CS Fullerton

At SUU, 2012-13: Come off the bench in 19 games. Had two rebounds vs. Green Bay and CS Fullerton, led team with six assists vs. Fullerton at World Vision Classic. Hit a shot clock-beater to spark a 10-2 run in the first half against North Dakota, his first points as a T-Bird, also had a pair of rebounds and an assist vs. UND. At Grace Preparatory Academy: Helped lead Coach Ray Forsett’s Lions to a 27-4 record and the TAPPS 4-A state championship as well as a No. 4 national rank from Max Preps in 2012. During his senior campaign he averaged 5.7 points, 7.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds to earn second-team all-district recognition. A high honor roll student throughout high school, Thomas – who graduated in the top 10% of his class – was a National Honor Society Scholar, and a National Achievement Participant. He was also a Texas Shootout All-Star and a Christian Athlete of the Year finalist. His single-game scoring high was 24 points and he once dished out 16 assists in one game.

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS DRAKE THOMAS – SUU STATISTICS

Totals Totals

G GS Min 19 0 104 19 0 104

TOTAL FG FGA Pct 1 7 .143 1 7 .143

Born: Nov. 23, 1993 Birthplace: Dallas, Texas Mother: Carolyn Thomas Major: Psychology School I most want to play: Columbia Favorite Athlete: Pete Maravich Favorite BBall player: Chris Paul Favorite BBall team: LA Clippers Favorite movie: To Save A Life Favorite musician/group: Christian Gray Favorite book: Kingdom Man Favorite magazine: Psychology Today Favorite food: Lobster

3-PTS 3FG FGA Pct 0 0 .000 0 0 .000

FT FTA Pct 0 4 .000 0 4 .000

REBOUNDS Off Def Tot Avg 2 5 7 0.4 2 5 7 0.4

The Thomas File

PF DQ A 17 0 12 17 0 12

TO Blk Stl Pts Avg 11 0 0 2 0.1 11 0 0 2 0.1

Favorite pre-game meal: Skittles As a kid pretended to be: Tracy McGrady Dream teammates: Bob Cousy, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon Person in history would like to meet: The Apostle Paul or Martin Luther King Jr. Arena I dream of playing in: AT&T Stadium One thing I would change about basketball: Everyone over 6’7” has to play on their knees If I could play another sport: Soccer The most impressive person I’ve met is: Ray Jones Jr. My most famous friend or relative is: Isaiah Austin

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#2 McKay Anderson 6-5, 190, Fr, Guard LaCanada, California La Verne Lutheran HS

At LaVerne Lutheran HS: A two-time all-CIF second-team selection. Averaged 10.5 points per game as a senior after a junior campaign in which he averaged 9.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, an assist and a steal per game at LLLHS. Helped lead the Trojans to the CIF finals in 2013. Also attended Flintridge Prep where he helped the Rebels to a CIF Southern Section title as a sophomore. Brother Rhett played basketball at Yale.

Born: Nov. 30, 1994 Birthplace: Pasadena, California Parents: Lisa and Roger Anderson Major: Undecided School I most want to play: BYU Favorite Athlete: Yasiel Puig Favorite BBall player: LeBron James Favorite Team: Los Angeles Dodgers Favorite movie: Sawshank Redemption Favorite book: The Jack Reacher series

The Anderson File

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad Favorite pre-game meal: Fruit & water Dream teammates: LeBron James, Kevin Durrant, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird Person in history would like to meet: Abraham Lincoln Arena I dream of playing in: Cameron Indoor Stadium One thing I would change about basketball: Nothing If I could play another sport: Volleyball My most famous friend or relative is: Grant Jerrett

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#4 Trey Kennedy 6-3, 190, Fr, Guard Las Vegas, Nevada Bishop Gorman HS

At Bishop Gorman High School: Averaged 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists while serving as a team captain at Bishop Gorman High as a senior in 2013. Served as a team captain his senior season when he helped Coach Grant Rice’s Gaels to a 29-3 record – including a perfect 10-0 mark in league play – and their second straight region and state championships. As a junior he honed his skills playing primarily as a reserve as four of the Gaels five starters were ranked among the nation’s top 150 recruits.

The Kennedy File

Born: Aug. 7, 1995 Birthplace: Green River, Wyoming Parents: Kisha Earhart, Shani Kennedy Major: Integrated engineering School I most want to play: UNLV Favorite athlete: Muhammad Ali Favorite BBall player: Tim Duncan Favorite team: San Antonio Spurs Favorite movie: Remember the Titans Favorite musician: Dom Kennedy Favorite book: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Favorite TV show: Chopped

Favorite food: Cheeseburger Favorite pre-game meal: Bean & cheese burrito As a kid pretended to be: Kobe Bryant Dream teammates: Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Tracy McGrady, Carmelo Anthony Person in history would like to meet: Malcolm X or Dr. Maya Angelou Arena I dream of playing in: Madison Square Garden One thing I would change about basketball: Nothing If I could play another sport: Track & field The most impressive person I’ve met: Mike Krzyzewski

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#15 Juwan Major 6-3, 185, Fr, Guard Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas HS

At Las Vegas HS: Was named first-team all-Sunrise Division and co-Most Valuable Player of the Northeast Region at LVHS his senior season. A three-year varsity starter, he averaged a team-high 14.2 points, pulled down 5.1 rebounds and dished out three assists per game in leading Coach Jason Wilson’s Wildcats to a 2013 league championship and the team’s first playoff berth in 12 years. As a junior he scored at a 12.8 points per game clip, pulled down 5.1 rebounds and dished out two assists per contest. He played his AAU ball with the Las Vegas Prospects. Also lettered in track & field, winning his division's high jump championship and finishing second at the state meet. Hails from an athletic family as his twin sister Diamond will join the Lady Rebels at UNLV this fall while his older brother Marquan is is wide receiver on the University of Idaho football team.

Born: Nov. 10, 1994 Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada Parents: Yvette and Derek Major Major: Physical Education School I most want to play: North Carolina Favorite athlete/BBall player: Kobe Bryant Favorite BBall team: Los Angeles Lakers Favorite team, other sport: Indianapolis Colts

The Major File

Favorite musician: Drake Favorite TV show: Spongebob Squarepants Favorite food: Fried shrimp Person in history would like to meet: Abraham Lincoln Arena I dream of playing in: Rucker Park One thing I would change about basketball: Nothing If I could play another sport: Track & field The most impressive person I’ve met: My father

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#5 John Marshall 6-1, 185, Fr, Guard Phoenix, Arizona Westwind Preparatory Academy

High School: Averaged 12.1 points, 4.7 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game for Coach Jeff de Laveaga’s Westwind Prep national squad that posted a 25-11 overall record in 2012-13. Played at Desert Vista High prior to enrolling at Westwind for his senior season. Averaged 6.0 points, 3.1 assists, 1.9 rebojnds and 1.5 steals per game as a junior when he helped the team to a 22-9 overall mark and a 10-1 record in league play. Served as a captain of the WIA national team.

Born: Dec. 20, 1994 Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona Parents: Rosie and John Marshall Major: Integrated engineering School I most want to play: Duke Favorite athlete/BBall player: Kevin Johnson Favorite BBall team: Phoenix Suns Favorite team, other sport: Arizona Cardinals Favorite food: Salmon

The Marshall File

Favorite pre-game meal: Salmon/chicken pasta As a kid pretended to be: Steve Nash Dream teammates: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Shaq Arena I dream of playing in: The Centrum One thing I would change about basketball: Beyond halfcourt shot for five points If I could play another sport: Soccer The most impressive person I’ve met: Lexi Clark

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#32 Casey Oliverson 6-8, 230, So, Forward Logan, Utah Salt Lake Community College/Sky View HS

At Salt Lake CC: Averaged 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game during the 2012-13 season when he helped Coach Todd Phillips’ Bruins to a No. 5 national ranking, a Scenic West Conference championship and an appearance in the NJCAA national tournament. He led SLCC in shooting percentage, blocks and offensive rebounds, connecting on 63 percent of his shots, rejecting 27 shots and pulling down 1.9 caroms per game. His shooting percentage ranked second in the SWCC and 12th in the nation. High School: Played at both Simsboro HS in Simsboro, La., and Utah's Sky View HS, earning all-region or all-district honors each year. Was named the Valley Player of the Year and earned all-state recognition at both schools. Earned a spot on the all-valley team in Utah and the all-parish team in Louisiana as well. Averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per game his senior season. Also lettered in football. Comes from an athletic family, as one of his brothers, Shawn, played basketball at Louisiana Tech, and another brother, Shane, currently plays football at Weber State.

Born: Sept. 22, 1993 Birthplace: Blackfoot, Idaho Parents: Laura and Mike Oliverson Major: Criminal justice School I most want to play: Utah State Favorite athlete: Blake Griffin Favorite BBall player: Larry Bird

The Oliverson File

Favorite TV show: 24, Breaking Bad Favorite food: Anything Favorite pre-game meal: Pasta One thing I would change about basketball: Nothing, basketball is perfect The most impressive person I’ve met: Karl Malone My most famous friend or relative: Karl Malone

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#13 Race Parsons 6-4, 185, Fr, Guard Monroe, Utah South Sevier HS

At South Sevier HS: A three-time first-team allstate performer and two-time MVP in Utah's 2A classification, he helped lead Coach Scott Hunt’s Rams to four region titles, two state championships and two state semi-final appearances in his four seasons at SSHS. He averaged 24.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a junior, then followed that with 27 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and two steals as a senior. He ended his career at SSHS ranked sixth all-time in Utah high school basketball scoring and rebounding history, and fourth all-time in career three-pointers made. He competed in the 3-point shootout at the High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships last spring as a part of Final Four Weekend. His wife, Carly is a member of the SUU golf team while his father (Rhett) sister (Jadie), and brother-in-law (Jackson Stevenett), are played basketball for the Thunderbirds. He also lettered in baseball and golf at SSHS, helping the golf team to a second-place finish at state and he was an academic all-stater in both basketball and golf.

Born: Feb. 1, 1994 Birthplace: Richfield, Utah Wife: Carly (SUU golfer) Parents: Kim & Rhet Parsons Major: Undecided School I most want to play: Kansas Favorite athlete: John Stockton Favorite BBall player: Larry Bird Favorite team: Utah Jazz Favorite team, other sport: New England Patriots Favorite musician: Brad Paisley Favorite book: Harris & Me

The Parsons File

Favorite TV show: SportsCenter Favorite food: Steak Favorite pre-game meal: Pasta As a kid pretended to be: Michael Jordan Dream teammates: John Stockton, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal Person in history would like to meet: Larry Bird One thing I would change about basketball: Nothing, the game is perfect If I could play another sport: Golf The most impressive person I’ve met: My dad

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THE 2013-14 THUNDERBIRDS #10 Thomas Tebbs

6-3, 175, So, Guard Torrance, California Lone Peak (UT) HS

At Lone Peak HS: Averaged 12 points, four rebounds, eight assists and three steals per game as a senior for former SUU assistant Quincy Lewis at Lone Peak where he earned all-state honorable mention and Utah Valley All-Star honors and was a pre-season McDonalds All-American nominee. Helped the Knights to a region title and a state runner-up finish. Also lettered in football as a receiver/safety. Personal: Born Nov. 14, 1989 in Riverside, Calif. Father is Tom Tebbs. Plans to major in business management. Also prepped at Coronado HS in Henderson, Nev. The college team he most wants to play is Southern Cal. His favorite athlete is Pistol Pete Maravich, favorite BBall player is Jason Pruitt. Favorite teams are the Lakers, the Clippers and the Raiders. Favorite movies are Man of Steel and The Tourist. Jay-Z is his favorite musician, his favorite book is The Infinite Atonement, his favorite magazine is Slam and his favorite TV show is The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Likes Italian food. Pretended to be Kobe Bryant as a kid and his dream team would include Bryant, Pistol Pete, Shaq and LeBron James. Would love to play in the Staples Center. If he could play another sport at SUU he would pick football.

#24 Eric Rippetoe

6-6, 215, Jf, Forward Panaca, Nevada Lincoln County HS/Western Wyoming

Spent a redshirt season at SUU before playing two seasons at Western Wyoming Community College. Averaged 9.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while knocking down 54 percent of his shots and 72 percent of his free throws last year At Lincoln County HS: Helped Coach Mike Wood's Lynx to three appearances in the Nevada state championship game, winning it all his junior season. Averaged 23.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and nearly three blocks per game his senior season when he earned first-team all-state recognition. Also lettered in football, earning all-state honorable mention honors. Personal: Born Feb. 1, 1992 in St. George, Utah. Parents are Anna and Kenny Rippetoe. Elementary education major. College team he most wants to play is North Carolina. Favorite athlete and BBall player is Michael Jordan but he pretended to be Scottie Pippen when he was a kid. Favorite basketball team is the Oklahoma City Thunder. His favorite food is pasta. The person in hisory he would most like to meet is Martin Luther King Jr. He dreams of playing in Madison Square Garden. If he could change one thing about BBall he would get rid of soft fouls and he would play football if wasn’t playing hoops.

#22 Taylor Jenson

6-7, 175, Fr, Forward Parker, Colorado Legend HS

At Legend HS: Averaged 10 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game his senior season when he helped Legend High to a Colorado final-four appearance. Earned his team’s MVP honor and second-team all-state recognition as well as academic all-state honors. Also lettered in golf. Also played at Chaparral HS; when Legend met Chaparral his senior season he hit two free throws to clinch the win over his former team. Personal: Born Oct. 8, 1994 in Littleton, Colo. Parents are Jennifer and Trevor Jenson. Plans to major in business. The team he most wants to play is Utah State. His favorite athlete is Larry Bird and his favorite current player is Dirk Nowitzki . His favorite teams are the Nuggets and the Broncos. His favorites include the movie “I am Legend,” the group I am Su!, the book The Upside of Fear, Sports Illustrated magazine and the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. His favorite food is sushi and his favorite pre-game meal is spaghetti. When he was a kid he pretended to be Larry Bird, who would lead his dream five teammates which would also include Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Magic Johnson. He dreams of playing in the Pepsi Center. If he could play another sport it would be track & field.

#44 Peter Barrus 6-10, 210, Fr, Center Salt Lake City, Utah East HS

At East HS: Averaged four points, four rebounds and two blocks a game last year for Coach Skip Lowe’s Leopards. Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1994 in Salt Lake City. Parents are Kimber and Scott Barrus. Plans to major in exercise science. His favorite professional athlete is Floyd Mayweather and his all-time favorite basketball player is Pistol Pete Maravich. His favorite pro basketball team is the Jazz and he also roots for the Orioles. Lists his favorite movies as Back to the Future and Exit Through the Gift Shop. Jay-Z and Common Big are his favorite musicians. His favorite TV show is Futurama and his favorite foods are hamburgers, ribs and fruit. His dream starting five would include himself, Shawn Kemp, Pistol Pete, Derrick Rose and Karl Malone. The arena in which he dreams of playing is Madison Square Garden.

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THE BIG SKY CONFERENCE

The Big Sky Conference celebrates 50 years of men’s athletics and 25 years of women’s competition during the 2013-14 academic year. The venerable and stable Division I Big Sky Conference observed its 50th birthday on July 1, 2013. To mark the historic occasion, the league will honor its past by commemorating its top male and female athletics, as well as the top moments and teams. Four of the current league members – Idaho State University, The University of Montana, Montana State and Weber State – have been with the league since its birth. Fellow charter member the University of Idaho will bring the majority of its sports back to the Big Sky on July 1, 2014. Northern Arizona University enters its 45th season in the league, giving the league five members with at least 40 years of continuous membership. Doug Fullerton The Big Sky Conference welcomed North Dakota and Southern Utah on July 1, 2012 as full members. UC Commissioner Davis and Cal Poly joined as football affiliate members. Eastern Washington University, the University of Northern Colorado, Portland State University and Sacramento State round out the current membership. The league has become one of the strongest Division I conferences in the West and is a national leader in the Football Championship Subdivision. Six times, Big Sky teams have won the Division I National Championship, including Eastern Washington in 2010. A Big Sky team has played for the national championship in three of the past five seasons. The Big Sky is one of three conferences in the western United States playing Division I football. The Big Sky Conference was established in 1963 by six charter members – Idaho, Idaho State, Gonzaga, Montana, Montana State and Weber State. Those six schools formed the foundation of the Big Sky before the league expanded in 1970 by adding Boise State and Northern Arizona. Gonzaga left the Sky in 1979 and was reRon Loghry placed by Nevada, which gave the league eight members. The conference grew to nine schools in 1987 with the Assistant Commissioner addition of Eastern Washington. The 1990s saw change in the makeup of the league, beginning in 1992 when Nevada departed and put the Big Sky back at eight teams. In 1996 Boise State and Idaho left and at the same time the conference added Portland State, Sacramento State and Cal State Northridge. The Big Sky maintained nine teams for five years before Cal State Northridge departed in the spring of 2001. The Big Sky now includes nine states spanning from the Pacific Ocean to the Red River Valley of North Dakota. The league is represented along the entire west coast with institutions in Washington, Oregon and California. League schools also range up and down the Rocky Mountains with institutions in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. It is “The Heart of the American West.” On Feb 25, 1963, the name Big Sky was adopted by the six presidents of the charter members as the name of the new conference. The name Big Sky originated in a novel written by the late A.B. (Bud) Guthrie of Great Jaynee Falls, Mont., in 1947 entitled “The Big Sky.” Jack Hollowell, a former Montana advertising director, promoted the Nadolsky Big Sky theme for the Treasure State. While on a track and field trip from Pocatello, Idaho, to Missoula, Mont., Assistant Commissioner legendary Dubby Holt of Idaho State saw a “Welcome to Big Sky Country” sign as his team entered Montana. Holt, and his athletes thought “Big Sky” would be a perfect name for the new conference. Harry Missildine of the Spokane Spokesman-Review called for the newly formed league to be named the Big Sky Conference in his column dated Feb. 20, 1963. The Big Sky sponsors championships in 15 sports, including men’s and women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, basketball and tennis. In addition, there are also championships in football, and women’s volleyball, golf and soccer. The Big Sky sponsored softball for the first time in 2013. Men’s golf will return as a conference sport in 2014-15. Jon Kasper In 1988-89, the Big Sky ConferAssistant ence first began sponsoring Commissioner women’s sports. The former Mountain West Conference existed from 1982-88, sponsoring championships for women’s sports at the same institutions the Big Sky had men’s programs. The Big Sky merged with the Mountain West in 1988, forming one league for both men and women. Doug Fullerton, the fifth commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, is in his 19th year at the helm. Fullerton took over the Big Sky on July 1, 1995, replacing longtime commissioner Ron Stephenson, who passed away in 2011. Stephenson served the league for 14 years. Steve Belko was the commissioner from 197781, while John Roning held the post from 1971-77. The first league commissioner was Jack Friel, who served from 1963-71. 2013-14 SOUTHERN UTAH BASKETBALL • 37


2012-13 IN REVIEW BIG SKY STANDINGS (Final Regular Season) Conference Overall Team W L Pct W L Pct Montana 19 1 .950 25 7 .781 Weber State 18 2 .889 30 7 .811 North Dakota 12 8 .600 16 17 .485 Montana State 10 10 .500 13 17 .433 Northern Colo. 10 10 .500 13 18 .419 Southern Utah 8 12 .400 11 20 .355 Northern Arizona 8 12 .400 11 21 .344 Sacramento St. 8 12 .400 14 15 .483 Eastern Wash. 7 13 .350 10 21 .323 Portland State 5 15 .250 8 20 .286 Idaho State 5 15 .250 6 24 .200

SUU IN THE BIG SKY (Conference Games, Final Regular Season) Team: Rank Avg. Scoring Offense . . . . . . . . . . T-6th . . . 68.8 Scoring Defense . . . . . . . . . . 8th . . . . 70.3 Scoring Margin. . . . . . . . . . . . 5th . . . . -1.5 Free Throw Percentage . . . . . 3rd . . . . .741 Field Goal Percentage . . . . . 11th. . . . .404 FG Percentage Defense . . . . 3rd . . . . .414 3-pt FG Percentage . . . . . . . . 6th . . . . .345 3-pt FG Pct. Defense. . . . . . . 2nd . . . . .317 3-pt FG Made Per Game . . . . 7th. . . . . 5.6 Rebounding Margin . . . . . . . . 3rd . . . . +2.2 Blocked Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd . . . . 5.1 Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th . . . . 12.7 Steals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11th . . . . 4.5 Turnover Margin. . . . . . . . . . . 9th . . . . -2.0 Assist/Turnover Ratio . . . . . . 11th . . . . 0.9 Offensive Rebounds. . . . . . . . 1st . . . . 12.7 Defensive Rebounds . . . . . . . 2nd . . . . 25.4 Individual

Rank

Avg.

(For ranking players must appear in 75% of games)

Points Per Game (top-20) Jackson Stevenett . . . . . 3rd . . . . 19.3 Damon Heuir . . . . . . . . . 4th . . . . 16.4 Rebounds Per Game (top-20) Jackson Stevenett . . . . . 7th . . . . . 6.7 Jayson Cheesman . . . . 10th . . . . 6.2 Field Goal Percentage (top-10) none Assists Per Game (top-10) Damon Heuir . . . . . . . . . 9th . . . . 3.5 Free Throw Percentage (top-10) Jackson Stevenett . . . . . 4th . . . . .853 Damon Heuir . . . . . . . . . 8th . . . . .822 Steals Per Game (high) Jordan Johnson. . . . . . T-13th . . . 1.2 3-pt Percentage (Min 1.3 per game) (top-10) None 3-pt FG Per Game (top-10) Damon Heuir . . . . . . . . . 6th. . . . . 2.1 Blocked Shots Per Game (top-10) Jayson Cheesman . . . . . 4th. . . . . 1.8 Cal Hanks . . . . . . . . . . . 6th. . . . . 1.3 Assists/Turnover Ratio (high) Damon Heuir. . . . . . . . . 13th . . . . 1.0 Offensive Rebounds Per Game (top-10) Jackson Stevenett . . . . . 6th. . . . . 2.4 Defensive Rebounds Per Game (top-10) Jayson Cheesman . . . . . 8th. . . . . 4.5 Jackson Stevenett . . . . T-9th . . . . 4.3

QUICK REVIEW OF 2012-13

Southern Utah earned a berth in the Big Sky post-season tournament in its first year in the league after finishing tied for sixth with Northern Arizona and Sacramento State, then subsequently winning the tie-breaker to enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed. After getting off to a slow start with five of the first six games away from home the Thunderbirds won four of six – including their first three conference games – in December and early January to put themselves in contention in the BSC. After weathering a four-game slide the team bounced back to win five straight games, the longest winning streak at SUU since the 2001-02 season but struggled down the stretch with five of the last eight on the road. SUU had a pair players named to the all-Big Sky second team by the coaches, seniors Jackson Stevenett and Damon Heuir JACKSON STEVENETT after the duo finished third and fourth in the conference in scoring, with Stevenett ranking among the league-leaders in a handful of additional categories. Heuir earned a pair of Big Sky Player of the Week honors during the year, while Stevenett – who originally came to SUU as a walk-on – finished his career as one of just two Thunderbirds to rank among the school’s top-10 in both scoring and rebounding. He finished his career with 1,273 points, fifth on the SUU career list, and 502 rebounds, the eighth-best total in SUU history.

2012-13 SUU STARTERS, GAME-BY-GAME

Game 1 at Gonzaga Collie vs. UW Green Bay Collie vs. Cal State Fullerton Collie at Nevada Collie CARROLL COLLEGE Collie at TCU Collie SD CHRISTIAN Collie SAN DIEGO Collie NORTH DAKOTA Heuir at Denver Collie NO. COLORADO Collie at Northern Arizona Collie at Sacramento State Heuir WEBER STATE Collie IDAHO STATE Collie at Montana Heuir at Montana State Heuir PORTLAND STATE Heuir EASTERN WASHINGTON Heuir SACRAMENTO STATE Heuir NORTHERN ARIZONA Heuir at Idaho State Heuir at Weber State Heuir at Portland State Heuir at Eastern Washington Heuir vs. CS NORTHRIDGE Heuir vs. MONTANA STATE Heuir vs. MONTANA Heuir at Northern Colorado Heuir at North Dakota Heuir vs North Dakota Heuir

*Starting line-up record

2 Heuir Heuir Heuir Heuir Heuir Heuir Heuir Heuir Johnson Johnson Heuir Heuir Johnson Heuir Heuir Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Stevenett Stevenett Johnson Stevenett Stevenett Stevenett

3 4 5 W-L/Record* Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/0-1 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/0-2 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/0-3 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/0-4 Johnson Jeffery Cheesman W/1-0 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/0-5 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/1-5 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/1-6 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/1-0 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/0-1 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/2-6 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/3-6 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/1-1 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/3-7 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/3-8 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/1-2 Stevenett Koehler Cheesman L/0-1 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/2-2 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/3-2 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/4-2 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/5-2 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman W/6-2 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/6-3 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/6-4 Stevenett Jeffery Cheesman L/6-5 Hess Jeffery Cheesman W/1-0 Hess Jeffery Cheesman L/1-1 Hess Stevenett Koehler L/0-1 Hess Jeffery Cheesman L/1-2 Hess Jeffery Cheesman L/1-3 Hess Jeffery Cheesman L/1-4

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2012-13 THUNDERBIRD STATS/RESULTS RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

OVERALL 11-20 8-12 3-8

## 21 03 44 32 50 35 34 25 42 12 33 05 22 10 14 TM

Player STEVENETT, Jackson HEUIR, Damon SCOTT, Julian COLLIE, Wade CHEESMAN, Jayson HESS, A.J. HANKS, Cal JOHNSON, Jordan JEFFERY, Jaren NSENKI, Chris KOEHLER, Tyson GHORMLEY, Zach RENFRO, John GARDNER, Matt THOMAS, Drake TEAM................ Total.......... Opponents......

GP 30 30 9 22 31 31 31 31 30 31 27 9 6 3 19

Player STEVENETT, Jackson HEUIR, Damon COLLIE, Wade CHEESMAN, Jayson HESS, A.J. SCOTT, Julian HANKS, Cal JOHNSON, Jordan JEFFERY, Jaren NSENKI, Chris KOEHLER, Tyson RENFRO, John THOMAS, Drake GARDNER, Matt GHORMLEY, Zach TEAM................ Total.......... Opponents......

GP 20 20 13 20 20 4 20 20 19 20 17 2 10 2 4

## 21 03 32 50 35 44 34 25 42 12 33 22 14 10 05 TM

Opponent at Gonzaga vs Green Bay vs CS Fullerton at Nevada CARROLL COLLEGE at TCU SD CHRISTIAN SAN DIEGO NORTH DAKOTA at Denver NO. COLORADO at No. Arizona at Sac State WEBER STATE IDAHO STATE at Montana at Montana State PORTLAND STATE EASTERN WASHINGTON SAC STATE NO. ARIZONA at Idaho State at Weber State at Portland State at Eastern Washington CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE MONTANA STATE MONTANA at No. Colorado at North Dakota vs North Dakota Southern Utah Opponents

31 31

20 20

Date 11/09/12 11/16/12 11/17/12 11/18/12 11/21/12 11/29/12 12/1/12 12/4/12 12/17/12 12/21/12 12/29/12 1/5/13 1/7/13 1/10/13 1/12/13 1/17/13 1/21/13 1/24/13 1/26/13 1/31/13 2/2/13 2/7/2013 02/09/13 02/14/13 2/16/13 2/23/13 2/28/13 3/4/13 03/07/13 03/09/13 3/14/13

GS 30 30 0 13 30 6 0 15 29 0 2 0 0 0 0

GS 20 20 4 19 4 0 0 13 18 0 2 0 0 0 0

Score 65-103 54-66 69-112 61-79 68-58 52-61 95-65 53-67 79-67 47-72 51-50 90-77 59-64 74-81 53-54 67-73 68-76 76-63 69-55 79-67 78-67 81-79 58-75 69-90 72-86 73-72 61-62 74-86 58-66 61-68 52-69 2066 2230

HOME 9-5 6-4 3-1 Min 1014 931 169 514 654 643 419 635 489 401 244 21 9 3 104

Min 696 645 310 431 435 65 281 471 289 235 153 1 34 0 4

Avg 33.8 31.0 18.8 23.4 21.1 20.7 13.5 20.5 16.3 12.9 9.0 2.3 1.5 1.0 5.5

Avg 34.8 32.2 23.8 21.6 21.8 16.3 14.1 23.6 15.2 11.8 9.0 0.5 3.4 0.0 1.0

W/L L L L L W L W L W L W W L L L L L W W W W Wot L L L W L Lot L L L

AWAY 2-12 2-8 0-4 FG 184 147 27 58 80 57 40 38 43 25 15 2 1 0 1

NEUTRAL 0-3 0-0 0-3

TOTAL FGA Pct 410 .449 397 .370 55 .491 137 .423 198 .404 155 .368 92 .435 88 .432 89 .483 76 .329 51 .294 11 .182 2 .500 0 .000 7 .143

718 1768 .406 713 1645 .433

FG 136 102 32 51 38 9 27 25 26 10 10 1 1 0 0

TOTAL

FGA 286 277 84 129 99 22 64 62 56 39 34 1 2 0 4

Pct .476 .368 .381 .395 .384 .409 .422 .403 .464 .256 .294 1.000 .500 .000 .000

468 1159 .404 432 1044 .414

FG 27 19 23 21 28 18 33 20 28 20 21 25 19 24 18 26 25 27 26 27 25 25 16 20 21 24 22 27 25 21 17 718 713

TOTAL FGA 55 55 50 49 61 55 59 57 59 49 62 44 59 67 56 53 59 53 61 54 55 58 55 60 64 60 48 66 60 66 59 1768 1645

OVERALL STATISTICS

Pct .491 .345 .460 .429 .459 .327 .559 .351 .475 .408 .339 .568 .322 .358 .321 .491 .424 .509 .426 .500 .455 .431 .291 .333 .328 .400 .458 .409 .417 .318 .288 .406 .433

3-PTS 3FG FGA 23 77 57 174 0 0 20 51 0 0 37 111 0 0 6 19 0 1 18 59 0 2 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 0

Pct .299 .328 .000 .392 .000 .333 .000 .316 .000 .305 .000 .125 .000 .000 .000

162 503 .322 159 452 .352

FT 137 115 15 25 52 30 33 29 19 3 5 2 2 1 0

FTA 158 150 22 39 85 35 50 41 43 4 8 2 3 2 4

Pct .867 .767 .682 .641 .612 .857 .660 .707 .442 .750 .625 1.000 .667 .500 .000

468 646 .724 645 914 .706

BIG SKY STATISTICS

3-PTS

3FG 15 41 12 0 28 0 0 6 0 10 0 0 0 0 0

FGA 54 120 31 0 71 0 0 14 0 30 2 0 0 0 3

Pct .278 .342 .387 .000 .394 .000 .000 .429 .000 .333 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

112 325 .345 91 287 .317

FT 99 83 20 33 24 5 27 20 12 3 3 0 0 0 0

FTA 116 101 28 56 28 7 38 31 27 4 5 1 2 0 0

Pct .853 .822 .714 .589 .857 .714 .711 .645 .444 .750 .600 .000 .000 .000 .000

329 444 .741 451 637 .708

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

3FG 4 4 6 5 4 3 7 3 6 3 2 7 6 4 7 10 7 3 2 5 5 6 3 4 9 6 6 10 4 6 5 162 159

3-PTRS FGA 17 17 17 12 19 13 15 21 14 12 16 13 22 9 20 19 22 7 10 13 16 18 11 18 20 16 11 24 16 26 19 503 452

Pct .235 .235 .353 .417 .211 .231 .467 .143 .429 .250 .125 .538 .273 .444 .350 .526 .318 .429 .200 .385 .313 .333 .273 .222 .450 .375 .545 .417 .250 .231 .263 .322 .352

FT 7 12 17 14 8 13 22 10 17 4 7 33 15 22 10 5 11 19 15 20 23 25 23 25 21 19 11 10 4 13 13 468 645

FTA 11 19 26 22 12 19 28 15 20 6 12 42 21 27 13 5 17 25 19 27 34 28 33 34 32 23 15 17 6 17 21 646 914

Pct .636 .632 .654 .636 .667 .684 .786 .667 .850 .667 .583 .786 .714 .815 .769 1.000 .647 .760 .789 .741 .676 .893 .697 .735 .656 .826 .733 .588 .667 .765 .619 .724 .706

REBOUNDS Off Def Tot 62 122 184 36 84 120 10 16 26 14 68 82 53 133 186 12 70 82 32 60 92 30 72 102 38 62 100 5 8 13 19 26 45 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 5 7 61 62 123 376 791 1167 296 778 1074

REBOUNDS

Off 47 24 10 34 8 7 25 21 23 1 14 1 0 0 0 40 255 208

Def 86 49 42 90 53 7 37 48 33 2 18 0 2 0 1 40 508 509

Off 8 7 10 12 13 12 14 12 11 12 18 9 17 12 15 5 12 12 14 14 12 15 12 17 16 12 5 12 9 18 9 376 296

Tot 133 73 52 124 61 14 62 69 56 3 32 1 2 0 1 80 763 717

Avg 6.1 4.0 2.9 3.7 6.0 2.6 3.0 3.3 3.3 0.4 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.4 4.0 37.6 34.6

PF 83 74 21 52 76 65 76 98 98 33 23 5 1 1 17 0 723 583

FO 3 1 0 3 0 1 2 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0

A 53 96 6 35 28 30 9 45 16 36 11 0 0 1 12

TO 62 100 17 48 49 28 30 46 35 23 14 1 0 2 11 6 378 472 370 370

Blk 21 6 4 4 60 6 36 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0

Stl 23 24 4 18 6 16 7 32 16 5 2 0 1 0 0

Pts 528 466 69 161 212 181 113 111 105 71 35 7 4 1 2 0 2066 2230

Avg 17.6 15.5 7.7 7.3 6.8 5.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 2.3 1.3 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.1

Avg 6.7 3.7 4.0 6.2 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.5 2.9 0.2 1.9 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.3 4.0 38.2 35.8

PF 61 54 36 50 42 8 48 74 60 23 15 1 6 1 4 0 483 397

FO 3 1 3 0 1 0 1 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0

A 38 69 19 17 20 3 6 37 12 25 5 0 2 0 0

Blk 17 3 2 36 6 1 25 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stl 13 17 8 4 11 3 2 24 10 2 1 0 0 0 0

Pts 386 328 96 135 128 23 81 76 64 33 23 2 2 0 0 0 1377 1406

Avg 19.3 16.4 7.4 6.8 6.4 5.8 4.1 3.8 3.4 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

REBOUNDS Def Tot 25 33 33 40 18 28 21 33 27 40 24 36 37 51 31 43 31 42 19 31 27 45 25 34 21 38 29 41 28 43 25 30 25 37 21 33 30 44 27 41 27 39 27 42 21 33 19 36 24 40 22 34 26 31 23 35 21 30 31 49 26 35 791 1167 778 1074

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Avg 33.0 36.5 33.7 33.5 34.8 35.0 37.3 38.0 38.4 37.7 38.4 38.0 38.0 38.2 38.5 38.0 37.9 37.7 38.0 38.2 38.2 38.4 38.1 38.0 38.1 38.0 37.7 37.6 37.3 37.7 37.6 37.6 34.6

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TO 38 66 24 32 17 5 20 30 19 10 9 0 2 1 0 3 253 276 213 238

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PF 22 18 27 31 20 23 20 24 24 16 15 27 34 33 20 33 20 22 23 26 20 28 25 24 28 21 16 24 17 24 18 723 583

A 8 12 14 11 13 10 18 14 15 5 15 12 9 8 13 12 13 13 13 16 15 14 6 10 16 11 15 14 15 9 9 378 370

TO 28 13 31 22 15 14 13 16 15 22 14 22 16 11 16 21 13 11 12 11 13 22 9 13 12 12 14 10 7 14 10 472 370

154 154 113 237

102 95 77 130

Blk 6 5 3 4 4 5 5 10 12 3 5 3 5 6 5 5 3 6 4 5 7 4 5 4 4 4 7 5 2 5 3 154 113

Stl 4 5 7 6 8 3 5 5 7 2 8 7 2 3 2 4 3 5 4 2 7 5 6 3 4 7 5 6 3 9 7 154 237

Pts 65 54 69 61 68 52 95 53 79 47 51 90 59 74 53 67 68 76 69 79 78 81 58 69 72 73 61 74 58 61 52 2066 2230

66.6 71.9

68.8 70.3

Avg 65.0 59.5 62.7 62.2 63.4 61.5 66.3 64.6 66.2 64.3 63.1 65.3 64.8 65.5 64.7 64.8 65.0 65.6 65.8 66.4 67.0 67.6 67.2 67.3 67.5 67.7 67.4 67.7 67.3 67.1 66.6 66.6 71.9


THUNDERBIRD RECORD BOOK

Davor Marcelic, SUU’s all-time leading scorer Points – Career 1710 Davor Marcelic, 89-92 1568 Jeff Monaco, 1997-2001 1419 Richard Barton, 87, 90-93 1275 Skip Mead, 68-70 1273 Jackson Stevenett, 10-13 1249 Robert Lee, 74-77 1205 Davis Baker, 07-10 1198 Kerry Rupp, 75-77 1101 Gary Crosby, 70, 73-75 1087 Ted Thomas, 86-88 Points – Season 659 Davor Marcelic, 91-92 618 Geoff Payne, 07-08 611 Ted Thomas, 87-88 589 Dana Achtzehn, 91-92 568 Dave Pinamonti, 68-69 559 Robert Lee, 75-76 553 Frederick House, 00-01 549 Richard Barton, 92-93 541 Russell Otis, 85-86 540 Davis Baker, 08-09

Points – Game 51 Skip Mead, ‘70, vs. Westminster 49 Rod Oliver, ‘66, vs. Westmont 43 Davor Marcelic, 91, vs. Cal St. Northridge 42 Richard Barton, ‘91, vs. Denver 42 Doug Rhodus,’72, vs. Westminster 41 Tim Lewis, ‘70, vs Ft. Lewis 41 Doug Rhodus, ‘71, vs Ft. Lewis 40 John Johnson, ‘66, vs Ft. Lewis 39 Ted Thomas, ‘88 vs US International 38 David Palmer, 04 vs Denver

Rebounds – Career 808 Gil Mullen, 65, 68-70 652 Robert Lee, 74-77 618 Mel Wadsworth, 64-66 557 Richard Barton, 87, 90-93 514 John Carey, 66-68 508 Jim Wilding, 73-75 505 Tarvish Felton, 96-99 502 Jackson Stevenett, 2010-13 498 Lew Christensen, 65-69 492 Dana Achtzehn, 90-92

Richard Barton, top-10 in scoring & rebounding

Frederick House, SUU’s steals king

Rebounds – Season 312 Eddie Owens, 69-70 308 John Carey, 66-67 282 Gil Mullen, 69-70 269 Jim Wilding, 72-73 264 Mel Wadsworth, 65-66 261 Dana Achtzehn, 91-92 257 Robert Lee, 75-76 254 John Clifford, 08-09 245 Dan Beus, 00-01

Assists – Game 15 Jeff Monaco, 00-01, at W. Illinois 15 Steve Hoagland, 79-80 14 Rod Dixon, 90-91, vs. Denver 13 Jeff Monaco, 98-99, vs IUPUI 13 Maz Trakh, 85-86, vs. Grand Canyon 12 Jay Collins, 02-03, vs Long Beach State 12 Maz Trakh, 85-86, vs LaVerne 12 Trent Scarlet, 84-85 vs Adams St. 11 Geoff Payne, 07-08, vs Centenary*

Assists – Career 547 Jeff Monaco, 1997-2001 440 Steve Barnes, 2004-07 326 Steve Hoagland, 81-82 313 Reggie Ingram, 92-96 282 Rod Dixon, 91-92 270 Davor Marcelic, 89-92 267 Steve Barnes, 04-06 243 Jerry Naulls, 87-89 242 Jay Collins, 01-03 241 Maz Trakh, 84-86

Steals – Season 98 Frederick House, 1999-2000 96 Willie Hicks, 82-83 93 Frederick House, 00-01 80 Jeff Monaco, 1999-2000 66 DeAngelo Newsom, 2003-04 65 DeAngelo Newsom, 2004-05 62 Willie Hicks, 81-82 59 Jeff Monaco, 00-01 59 Rod Dixon, 91-92 59 Jerry Naulls, 88-89

Rebounds – Game 27 Mel Wadsworth, 1966 25 Gil Mullen, 1970 23 Al Winfield, 1971 23 Eddie Owens, 1970 22 Quinton Davis, ‘76 vs LA Baptist 22 Eddie Owens, 1970 22 John Carey, 1967 20 Kerry Sherwood, ‘91 vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee 19 Butch Douglas, ‘79 vs Western State 17 Jim Crosbie, ‘96 vs Cal Poly*

Assists – Season 178 Jay Collins, 02-03 172 Steve Barnes, 06-07 169 Steve Hoagland, 81-82 162 Jeff Monaco, 00-01 162 Rod Dixon, 90-91 159 Steve Hoagland, 80-81 149 Steve Barnes, 05-06 149 Jeff Monaco, 1999-2000 149 Jeff Monaco, 98-99 140 Ray Jones, Jr., 11-12

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Steals – Career 225 Jeff Monaco, 1997-2001 191 Frederick House, 1999-2001 158 Willie Hicks, 81-83 149 Jimmy Faulkner, 93-95, 98-00 139 Tarvish Felton, 96-99 131 DeAngelo Newsom, 04-05 118 Reggie Ingram, 93-96 116 Rand Janes, 02-06 115 Jerry Naulls, 87-89 111 Keith Berard, 93-95

Steals – Game 9 Frederick House, vs Western Oregon, 12-19-00 9 Frederick House, vs Idaho State, 11-25-00 8 Jeff Monaco, at Utah, 1-1-00 7 Dana Achtzehn, at Stanford, 1-2-92 7 Keith Berard, vs Humbold State, 11-25-94 7 Frederick House, vs Western Illinois, 3-5-00 7 Frederick House, vs Oakland, 2-10-00 7 Frederick House, vs Montana, 11-29-99 6 Geoff Payne at UMKC, 1-12-08* *Mark reached multiple times, most recent is listed


THUNDERBIRD RECORD BOOK

Dana Achtzehn shot .568 for his career

FG Pct – Career (375 attempts min.) .569 Scott Brown, 77-78, 83-84 .568 Dana Achtzehn, 91-92 .567 Geoff Payne, 07-08 .563 Dean O’Driscoll, 81-82 .553 Dave Knudsen, 80-81 .552 Norman Adams, 81-82 .551 Marc Wilson, 77-79 .539 Nate Janes, 04-06 .531 Monte Widdison, 76-78 .531 Steve Hoagland, 80-82 FG Pct –Season (150 attempts min.) .624 John Clifford, 08-09 .603 Scott Brown, 78-79 .584 Butch Douglas, 78-79 .579 Marc Wilson, 78-79 .577 Scott Brown, 77-78 .575 Dana Achtzehn, 91-92 .574 Dean O’Driscoll, 80-81 .573 Monte Widdison, 77-78 .571 Brian Devincenzi, 82-83 .569 Nate Janes, 05-06

FT Pct – Career (125 attempts min.) .870 Jeff Monaco, 1997-2001 .857 Davis Baker, 07-10 .854 Davor Marcelic, 89-92 .850 Steve Hoagland, 81-82 .848 Skip Mead, 68-70 .845 Karl Anderson, 82-83 .824 Steve Barnes, 04-07 .818 Jerry Naulls, 87-89 .815 Hal Welch, 80-82 .810 Maz Trakh, 83-86

FT Pct – Season (50 attempts min.) .910 Jeff Monaco, 98-99 .892 Hal Welch, 80-81 .886 Steve Barnes, 06-07 .882 Davor Marcelic, 91-92 .877 Davis Baker, 08-09

Sean Allen, career blocks leader .871 .870 .867 .867 .867 .867

Davor Marcelic, 90-91 Steve Hoagland, 81-82 Jackson Stevenett, 12-13 Jeff Monaco, 00-01 Jerry Naulls, 87-88 Skip Mead, 69-70

3-Pt. FG Pct. – Career (150 attempts min.) .476 David Palmer, 02-04 .453 Jason Baker, 01-05 .443 Steve Barnes, 04-07 .437 Jon Gaines, 95-96 .434 Davor Marcelic, 88-92 .427 Dave Marek, 05-09 .427 Jim Crosbie, 94-96 .417 Jerry Naulls, 87-89 .409 Keith Berard, 93-95 .402 Reggie Ingram, 92-96

3-Pt. FG Pct – Season (75 attempts min.) .496 David Palmer, 03-04 .489 Steve Barnes, 05-06 .487 Jason Baker, 04-05 .487 Davor Marcelic, 90-91 .473 Daryl Christopher, 94-95 .458 Andy Ward, 93-94 .457 David Palmer, 02-03 .454 Rhet Parsons, 86-87 .437 John Gaines, 95-95 .434 Dave Marek, 08-09 .434 Jim Crosbie, 95-96

Blocked Shots – Game 10 Brad Kanis, at Utah Valley St., 2007 7 Sean Allen, vs. Northwest Nazarene 1994 6 Matt Hodgson vs. IPFW, 2010 6 Sean Allen, at Cal Poly, 1995 6 Sean Allen vs Sac St., 1995 5 Jayson Cheesman at Weber State, 2013 5 Cal Hanks vs. North Dakota, 2013 5 Jayson Cheesman at Gonzaga, 2013 5 Kenyatta Clyde vs. Weber St., 1998 5 Sean Allen vs Eastern Washington, 1993

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Jeff Monaco holds the assists, FT% marks

Blocked Shots – Season 64 Matt Hodgson, 09-10 60 Jayson Cheesman, 12-13 60 Sean Allen, 94-95 53 Sean Allen, 93-94 48 Kenyatta Clyde, 98-99 39 Kenyatta Clyde, 97-98 35 Cal Hanks, 12-13 35 Matt Hodgson, 10-11 34 Kerry Sherwood, 91-92 34 Bryan Olson, 83-84

Blocked Shots – Career 113 Sean Allen, 93-95 99 Matt Hodgson, 09-11 85 Kenyatta Clyde, 97-99 68 Tarvish Felton, 96-99 60 Jayson Cheesman, 12-13 59 Kerry Sherwood, 89-91 55 Donnie Jackson, 01-03 46 Frederick House, 1999-2001 45 Richard Barton, 86-87, 90-93 36 Cal Hanks, 11-13 *By many. Instance listed is most recent

Single-Game Team Records

High Score: 143 vs. Westminster, 2/17/70 (SUU 143, Westminsters 106) – H High Road Score: 140 vs. S. Ala., 12/10/94 (SUU 140, USA 72) – N High Opp. Score: 132 by Oklahoma, 12/20/88 at Oklahoma (SUU 64) High Opp. Score at Home: 121 by Grand Canyon, 1987-88 (SUU 101) High Losing Score: 106 vs. UNLV, 2/12/68 (UNLV 109, SUU 106) Opp. High Losing Score: 111 by Westmont (1965-66) and Adams State (1968-69) (SUU 132, Westmont 111 and SUU 125, Adams State 111) Largest Winning Margin: 68 vs. S. Ala.,12/10/94 (SUU 140, USA 72) Largest Losing Margin: 68 vs. Okla. 12/20/88 (Okla. 132, SUU 64) Highest Combined Score: 249, SUU 143, Westminster 106, 2/17/70


THUNDERBIRD RECORD BOOK

Steve Barnes, 06-07 scoring & assists leader Scoring Leaders By Season 1964 John Johnson, 262 (12.5 ppg) 1965 Rod Oliver, 360, (16.4 ppg) 1966 Rod Oliver, 395 (18.8 ppg) 1967 John Carey, 436 (17.4 ppg) 1968 Skip Mead, 340 (20.0 ppg) 1969 Dave Pinamonti, 538 (22.4 ppg) 1970 Skip Mead, 435 (27.2 ppg) 1971 Al Winfield, 431 (23.9 ppg) 1972 Doug Rhodus, 496 (20.7 ppg) 1973 Kohn Smith, 328 (13.1 ppg) 1974 Kohn Smith, 502 (17.9 ppg) 1975 Robert Lee, 415 (15.4 ppg) 1976 Robert Lee, 559 (20.0 ppg) 1977 Kerry Rupp, 465 (16.6 ppg) 1978 Marc Wilson, 511 (18.9 ppg) 1979 Butch Douglas, 420 (16.2 pg) 1980 Dave Knudsen, 380 (14.6 pg) 1981 Norman Adams, 314 (12.2 pg) 1982 Dean O’Driscoll, 341 (12.2 pg) 1983 Karl Anderson, 382 (13.6 pg) 1984 Shawn Daniels, 517 (18.5 pg) 1985 Russell Otis, 536 (19.1 pg) 1986 Russell Otis, 541 (20.0 pg) 1987 Ted Thomas, 476 (17.6 pg) 1988 Ted Thomas, 611 (22.6 pg) 1989 Jerry Naulls, 416 (16.6 pg) 1990 Richard Barton, 427 (15.8 pg) 1991 Davor Marcelic, 494 (17.6 pg) 1992 Davor Marcelic, 659 (23.5 pg) 1993 Richard Barton, 549 (20.3 pg) 1994 Sean Allen, 453 (16.8 pg) 1995 Sean Allen, 410 (15.2 pg) 1996 Jon Gaines, 440 (15.7 pg) 1997 Mark Schweigert, 378 (14.5 pg) 1998 Kenyatta Clyde, 331 (14.4 ppg) 1999 Kenyatta Clyde, 496 (16.6 ppg) 2000 Frederick House, 429 (14.8 ppg) 2001 Frederick House, 553 (17.8 ppg) 2002 Dan Beus, 351 (13.5 ppg) 2003 David Palmer, 327 (11.5 ppg) 2004 David Palmer, 416 (15.4 ppg) 2005 Tim Gainey, 376 (13.9 ppg) 2006 Henry Uhegwu, 391 (13.5 ppg) 2007 Steve Barnes, 387 (12.9 ppg) 2008 Geoff Payne, 618 (20.6 ppg) 2009 Davis Baker, 540 (17.4 ppg) 2010 Davis Baker, 490 (16.9 ppg) 2011 Ryan Brimley, 283 (9.4 ppg) 2012 Jackson Stevenett, 438 (14.1 ppg) 2013 Jackson Stevenett, 528 (17.6 ppg)

Davis Baker, 08-10 scoring, 09-10 rebounds leader

Rebounding Leaders By Season 1964 Jerry Chambers, 177 (8.4 rpg) 1965 Mel Wadsworth, 194 (10.2 rpg) 1966 Mel Wadsworth, 264 (14.7 rpg) 1967 John Carey, 308 (12.3 rpg) 1968 John Carey, 206 (9.8 rpg) 1969 Dave Pinamonti, 245 (10.2 rpg) 1970 Eddie Owens, 312 (13.6 rpg) 1971 Al Winfield, 214 (11.9 rpg) 1972 Chuck Anderson, 222 (.7 rpg) 1973 Jim Wilding, 269 (10.4 rpg) 1974 Steve Laing, 196 (7.0 rpg) 1975 Jim Wilding, 239 (8.9 rpg) 1976 Robert Lee, 257 (9.2 rpg) 1977 Kerry Rupp, 235 (8.4 rpg) 1978 Marc Wilson, 243 (9.0 rpg) 1979 Butch Douglas, 235 (9.0 rpg) 1980 Russ Hafen, 213 (8.2 rpg) 1981 Russ Hafen, 201 (7.7 rpg) 1982 Dean O’Driscoll, 178 (6.4 rpg) 1983 Todd Christensen, 182(6.5 rpg) 1984 Shawn Daniels, 227 (8.1 rpg) 1985 Russell Otis, 176 (6.4 rpg) 1986 Trent Scarlett, 152 (5.6 rpg) 1987 Ted Thomas, 170 (6.3 rpg) 1988 Ted Thomas, 218 (8.1 rpg) 1989 Randy Simkins, 184 (6.6 rpg) 1990 William Allen, 189 (9.0 rpg) 1991 Dana Achtzehn, 233 (8.3 rpg) 1992 Dana Achtzehn, 261 (9.3 rpg) 1993 Richard Barton, 180 (6.7 rpg) 1994 Sean Allen, 178 (6.6 rpg) 1995 Sean Allen, 158 (5.9 rpg) 1996 Don Faux, 203 (7.5 rpg) 1997 Don Faux, 195 (7.8 rpg) 1998 Tarvish Felton, 197 (7.6 rpg) 1999 Kenyatta Clyde 217 (7.2 rpg) 2000 Frederick House, 170 (5.9 rpg) 2001 Dan Beus, 245 (7.9 rpg) 2002 Dan Beus, 191 (7.3 rpg) 2003 Donnie Jackson, 147 (5.3 rpg) 2004 DeAngelo Newsom, 192 (6.9 rpg) 2005 DeAngelo Newsom, 197 (7.0 rpg) 2006 Lubor Olsovsky, 124 (5.2) 2007 Orlando Greigo, 126 (4.2 rpg) 2008 Geoff Payne, 204 (6.8 rpg) 2009 John Clifford, 254 (8.2 rpg) 2010 Davis Baker, 156 (5.4 rpg) 2011 Kyle Davis, 158 (5.3 rpg) 2012 Jackson Stevenett, 176 (5.7 rpg) 2013 Jackson Stevenett, 184 (6.1 rpg)

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Jackson Stevenett, 11-13 scoring & rebounding leader

Assists Leaders By Season 1976 Steve Hodson, 118 (4.2 apg) 1977 Steve Hodson, 92 (3.3 apg) 1978 Paul Pratt, 124 (4.6 apg) 1979 Ron Harrell, 104 (4.0 apg) 1980 Russ Hafen, 87 (3.3 apg) 1981 Steve Hoagland, 157 (6.3 apg) 1982 Steve Hoagland, 169 (6.0 apg) 1983 Willie Hicks, 98 (3.5 apg) 1984 Eddie Benson, 100 (3.6 apg) 1985 Eddie Benson, 125 (4.5 apg) 1986 Maz Trakh, 124 (4.6 apg) 1987 Rhet Parsons, 113 (4.2 apg) 1988 Jerry Naulls, 136 (5.0 apg) 1989 Kelvin Lee, 124 (4.4 apg) 1990 Kelvin Lee, 130 (4.6 apg) 1991 Rod Dixon, 162 (5.8 apg) 1992 Rod Dixon, 120 (4.4 apg) 1993 Kyle Christensen, 63 (2.3 apg) 1994 Keith Berard, 91 (3.4 apg) 1995 Keith Berard, 97 (3.5 apg) 1996 Reggie Ingram, 104 (3.7 apg) 1997 Andy Newman, 97 (3.7 apg) 1998 Tyrone Ellis, 94 (3.5 apg) 1999 Jeff Monaco, 149 (5.0 apg) 2000 Jeff Monaco, 149 (5.1 apg) 2001 Jeff Monaco, 162 (5.4 apg) 2002 Dan Beus, 83 (3.2 apg) 2003 Jay Collins, 178 (6.4 apg) 2004 Dallas Rensch, 77 (2.9 apg) 2005 Steve Barnes, 118 (4.5 apg) 2006 Steve Barnes, 149 (5.0 apg) 2007 Steve Barnes, 172 (5.7 apg) 2008 Dave Marek, 112 (3.7 apg) 2009 Dave Marek, 90 (2.9 apg) 2010 Jake Nielson, 95 (2.9 apg) 2011 Ray Jones Jr., 119 (4.0 apg) 2012 Ray Jones Jr., 140 (4.5 apg) 2013 Damon Heuir, 96 (3.2 apg)


THE THUNDERBIRDS YEAR-BY-YEAR Oral Roberts* H 71-73 Oakland# N 84-82 South Dakota State# N 47-63 * Summit League Game # Summit League Tournament

Nick Robinson 2012-13 1 Season 11-20 (.355)

2012-13 (11-20) Coach: Nick Robinson Gonzaga A 103-65 UW Green Bay^ N 66-54 CS Fullerton^ N 112-69 Nevada^ A 61-79 Carroll College H 68-58 TCU A 61-52 San Diego Christian H 95-65 San Diego H 67-53 North Dakota* H 79-67 Denver A 72-47 Northern Colorado* H 51-50 Northern Arizona* A 90-77 Sacramento State* A 64-59 Weber State* H 81-74 Idaho State* H 54-53 Montana* A 73-67 Montana State* A 76-68 Portland State* H 76-63 Eastern Washington* H 69-55 Sacramento State* H 79-67 Northern Arizona* H 78-67 Idaho State* (OT) A 81-79 Weber State* A 75-58 Portland State* A 90-69 Eastern Washington* A 86-72 Cal State Northridge& H 73-72 Montana State* H 62-61 Montana* (OT) H 86-74 Northern Colorado* A 66-58 North Dakota* A 68-61 North Dakota# N 69-52 * Big Sky Conference games ^ World Vision Classic & ESPN BracketBuster # Big Sky Tournament

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Roger Reid 2007-2012 5 Seasons 54-97 (.358)

2011-12 (14-17) Coach: Roger Reid UC Davis San Diego State Bryant MSU-Billings Utah State Southern Virginia Troy Oral Roberts Weber State Troy UC Davis South Dakota* (OT) UMKC* IPFW* South Dakota State* North Dakota St.* (OT) IUPUI* Western Illinois* Oakland* IPFW* UMKC* South Dakota* North Dakota State* South Dakota State* Western Illinois* IUPUI* Oakland* (OT) UC Riverside

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76-75 37-70 95-78 63-60 62-65 75-58 72-80 55-61 66-84 72-80 62-51 81-75 91-75 58-79 68-75 69-72 72-64 65-55 63-72 58-56 57-47 62-60 64-85 56-66 60-44 53-66 68-76 52-57

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2010-11 (11-19) Coach: Roger Reid Cal Baptist H 69-79 Cal St. Bakersfield A 66-58 Utah State H 53-66 Drake@ N 59-78 Ball State@ N 54-73 Houston Baptist@ N 64-61 Oakland* A 65-81 IPFW* A 66-76 Weber State H 71-77 Panhandle State H 68-51 UNLV A 50-72 UC Davis A 65-74 North Dakota State* H 77-68 South Dakota State* H 95-105 UMKC* A 76-82 Oral Roberts* A 71-87 Centenary* A 88-75 Western Illinois* H 69-48 IUPUI* H 61-87 North Dakota State* A 75-87 South Dakota State* A 79-96 Cal State Bakersfield H 63-59 UMKC* H 68-71 Centenary* H 70-49 Oral Roberts* H 69-71 IUPUI* A 80-68 Western Illinois* A 68-63 IPFW* H 84-66 Oakland* H 68-82 Oakland# N 66-82 * Summit League Game @ Great Alaska Shootout # Summit League Tournament 2009-10 (7-22) Coach: Roger Reid Hawaii A Northern Colorado N McNeese State N Univ. of the Southwest H Wayland Baptist H Tennessee Tech H Utah State A Centenary (OT)* A Oral Roberts* A Weber State A UNLV H UC Riverside H Nebraska A UMKC* A North Dakota St. (OT)* H South Dakota State* H IPFW* A Oakland* A IUPUI* H Western Illinois* H UMKC* H South Dakota State* A North Dakota State* A Oakland* H IPFW (OT)* H Western Illinois* A IUPUI* A Oral Roberts* H Centenary* H *Summit League Game 2008-09 (11-20) Coach: Roger Reid Mesa State Florida Tennessee Tech Seattle Pacific Boise State Oakland* IPFW* UC Riverside

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48-65 51-73 68-59 111-51 79-61 65-72 49-89 85-93 53-68 66-84 59-77 76-65 61-94 50-53 85-79 62-72 56-61 53-99 60-75 54-67 69-56 60-84 59-79 72-85 65-72 49-63 61-77 65-85 70-67

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Weber State H 62-66 Utah State H 65-72 Utah Valley A 72-78 UNLV A 60-73 Sacramento State H 76-51 Western Illinois* A 53-61 IUPUI* A 54-59 UMKC* A 66-50 North Dakota State* H 53-76 South Dakota St. (OT)* H 85-80 Centenary* A 56-81 Oral Roberts* A 51-67 IUPUI* H 65-79 Western Illinois* H 66-65 UMKC* H 81-69 South Dakota State* A 69-74 North Dakota State* A 74-69 Oral Roberts* H 46-64 Centenary* H 79-68 Oakland* A 62-78 IPFW A 52-69 IUPUI# N 53-48 North Dakota State# N 67-79 *Summit League Game #Summit League Tournament 2007-08 (11-19) Coach: Roger Reid Utah State A 49-60 Sacramento State A 57-54 Cal State Fullerton H 63-78 Cal Poly H 66-73 Boise State (OT) H 73-75 New Mexico A 48-57 UC-Coorado Springs H 78-79 IPFW* A 66-74 Oakland* A 82-73 Utah Valley (2OT) H 88-91 Cal State Fullerton A 63-99 Brigham Young A 55-70 Cal Poly A 61-53 Western Illinois* H 73-60 IUPUI* H 61-78 UMKC* A 60-63 North Dakota State* A 54-75 South Dakota State* A 62-66 Centenary* H 82-79 Oral Roberts* H 75-80 IUPUI* A 66-88 Western Illinois* A 74-80 UMKC* H 78-73 South Dakota State* H 77-71 North Dakota State* H 72-67 Oral Roberts* A 62-71 Centenary* A 98-94 Oakland* H 68-59 IPFW* H 99-89 IPFW# N 62-66 * Summit League Game # Summit League Tournament

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Bill Evans 1992-2007 15 Seasons 209-223 (.484)

2006-07 (16-14) Coach: Bill Evans Utah Denver Boise State Idaho Brigham Young Denver Utah Valley State Idaho Washington Weber State Texas A&M International Weber State Utah Valley State Chicago State

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Western State H 66-55 UMKC A 62-66 Oral Roberts H 61-69 Centenary H 78-57 Oakland A 69-77 IUPUI A 56-53 Western Illinois H 68-65 Valparaiso H 76-60 UMKC H 66-59 Centenary A 63-70 Oral Roberts A 57-79 IUPUI (OT) H 74-75 Oakland (OT) H 87-85 Valparaiso A 48-75 Western Illinois A 48-51 IUPUI# N 59-71 * Mid-Continent Conference Game # Mid-Con Tournament

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2005-06 (10-20) Coach: Bill Evans Mississippi@ N South Carolina State@ N New Mexico@ A Arizona State A Brigham Young A Weber State H Idaho A Utah A Sacramento State H Weber State A Drake A UNLV A UMKC* H Oral Roberts* H IUPUI* A Oakland* A Centenary* A Western Illinois* H Valparaiso* H Johnson & Wales H Chicago State* H Oral Roberts* A Valparaiso* A Chicago State* A Centenary* H Western Illinois* A UMKC* A Oakland* H IUPUI* H Valparaiso# N

2004-05 (13-15) Coach: Bill Evans Montana-Western H 88-70 Sacramento State A 67-74 Idaho State (OT) H 71-70 Utah A 45-65 L Montana A 57-69 Weber State A 62-56 Idaho State (OT) A 82-79 IdahoH 82-53 W Drake H 94-74 Brigham Young A 52-77 Adams State H 75-49 Oral Roberts* A 67-73 UMKC* A 78-88 Chicago State* H 78-71 IUPUI* H 56-85 Centenary* A 63-54 Oakland* A 60-81 Valparaiso* H 77-93 Western Illinois* (OT) H 98-91 Oral Roberts* H 66-72 Chicago State* A 68-81 IUPUI* A 66-85 Oakland* H 67-65 Centenary* H 70-63 Valparaiso* A 76-82 Western Illinois* A 50-70 UMKC* H 80-75 Oral Roberts# N 59-82 * Mid-Continent Conference Game # Mid-Con Tournament

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THE THUNDERBIRDS YEAR-BY-YEAR 2003-04 (10-18) Coach: Bill Evans Brigham Young A 54-88 Lewis & Clark H 71-49 Washington State H 55-36 Weber State H 68-82 Denver A 53-66 Drake A 56-71 Montana Tech H 78-41 Long Beach State A 60-59 Stanford A 37-67 Utah A 45-78 L Denver H 82-88 Oral Roberts* H 64-75 Centenary* (OT) H 65-67 Chicago State* H 63-66 Oakland* A 74-73 IUPUI* A 68-63 Western Illinois* (OT) A 75-83 Valparaiso* A 69-76 UMKC* H 73-63 Oakland* H 78-68 IUPUI* H 80-84 Chicago State* A 59-73 Centenary* A 44-86 Western Illinois* H 63-55 Valparaiso* H 75-58 UMKC* A 62-74 Oral Roberts* A 73-84 IUPUI# N 60-74 * Mid-Continent Conference Game #Mid-Con Tournament

2002-03 (11-17) Coach: Bill Evans Utah A 47-61 L Washington State A 66-72 Sacramento State H 74-68 Long Beach State H 79-67 Boise State H 67-79 Montana State-NorthernH 83-54 Northern Arizona H 56-73 Montana Tech H 77-34 New Mexico A 69-57 Brigham Young A 60-93 Montana A 61-81 Northern Arizona A 68-85 Oral Roberts* H 73-58 UMKC* H 82-78 Valparaiso* A 44-74 Western Illinois* A 69-74 Chicago State* H 65-64 IUPUI* H 53-56 Oakland* H 83-85 UMKC* A 69-91 Oral Roberts* A 73-86 Western Illinois* H 78-75 Valparaiso* H 61-69 Chicago State* A 70-54 IUPUI* A 58-77 Oakland* A 77-92 Oakland# N 66-55 IUPUI# N 67-72 * Mid-Continent Conference Game #Mid-Con Tournament 2001-02 (11-16) Head Coach: Bill Evans Fort Lewis H Stanford A Idaho State (OT) A Adams State H Oregon State A Sacramento State A UC Riverside H Idaho State H Boise State A Utah A 47-71 Weber State A Brigham Young A IUPUI* A Oakland* A Valparaiso* H Western Illinois* H

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Chicago State* H 69-49 Oral Roberts* (OT) A 71-70 UMKC* A 54-49 Oakland* H 60-84 IUPUI* H 61-53 Western Illinois* A 70-81 Valparaiso* A 64-71 Chicago State* A 57-35 UMKC* (OT) H 71-72 Oral Roberts* H 82-75 UMKC# N 57-70 * Mid-Continent Conference Game #Mid-ConTournament 2000-01 (25-6) Coach: Bill Evans Arizona State A 72-94 Weber State H 78-69 Idaho State H 82-64 Southern Virginia H 70-61 Oral Roberts A 60-56 UMKC A 47-67 Sacramento State H 85-71 Montana A 89-87 Brigham Young A 52-58 Western Oregon H 70-50 Utah A 77-70 W Idaho State A 67-63 Chicago State* H 75-64 Western Illinois* H 71-56 At Oakland* A 77-68 At Youngstown State* A 67-73 Valparaiso* H 70-66 IUPUI* H 86-74 UMKC* H 61-50 UC Riverside A 77-58 Western Illinois* A 80-70 Chicago State* A 70-57 Valparaiso* A 58-61 IUPUI* A 69-62 Youngstown State* H 85-58 Oakland* H 91-73 Oral Roberts* H 91-73 Western Illinois# N 66-53 Oral Roberts# N 73-62 Valparaiso# N 62-59 Boston College$ N 65-68 * Mid-Continent Conference Game # Mid-Con Tournament $ NCAA Tournament

1999-2000 (16-13) Coach: Bill Evans Western State H 96-78 CS Sacramento A 58-65 Brigham Young A 64-92 Montana H 85-75 Youngstown State* A 72-76 Oakland* A 65-78 Idaho State H 67-66 New Mexico A 57-62 Weber State A 59-69 Boise State H 57-70 Carroll College H 72-68 Utah A 56-73 Valparaiso* H 86-79 IUPUI* H 87-69 UMKC* A 70-79 Western Illinois* H 75-60 Chicago State* H 90-69 UMKC* H 96-77 Oral Roberts* H 89-66 IUPUI* A 76-73 Valparaiso* A 62-76 Oakland* H 68-58 Youngstown State* H 85-76 Oral Roberts* A 66-86 Western Illinois* A 58-72 Chicago State* A 84-62 Western Illinois# N 78-68 UMKC# N 72-54 Valparaiso# N 62-71 * Mid-Continent Conference Game #Mid-Continent Tournament

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1998-99 (13-17) Coach: Bill Evans Weber State H 75-81 Montana Tech H 66-46 Montana A 74-70 Cincinnati # N 63-76 St. Mary’s # N 77-85 Notre Dame # N 77-81 Youngstown State * H 65-53 Idaho State A 78-68 CS Northridge @ N 77-83 Louisiana Tech @ N 68-76OT Cal Baptist H 90-78 UNLV A 63-85 Valparaiso * A 69-90 IUPUI * A 46-73 UMKC * H 90-80 Denver H 90-83 Western Illinois * A 68-76 Chicago State * (OT) A 87-89 UMKC * (OT) A 87-86 Oral Roberts * A 63-86 IUPUI * H 66-72 Valparaiso * H 52-62 Oakland * A 66-77 Youngstown State * A 57-75 Oral Roberts * H 83-77 Denver A 69-65 Western Illinois * H 89-79 Chicago State * H 78-55 Oakland * H 104-79 Youngstown State $ N 56-78 * Mid-Continent Conference game # Carrs Great Alaska Shootout @ BYU Cougar Classic $ Mid-Con Tournament 1997-98 (7-20) Coach: Bill Evans Buffalo* H 75-85 Idaho State (OT) H 85-83 Utah A 48-66 L Oklahoma State A 58-79 Wyoming A 47-75 Texas-El Paso A 63-70 Oral Roberts* H 83-88 San Diego H 59-84 Montana H 52-76 Alaska-Anchorage H 94-79 Loyola-Marymount A 72-82 Lewis-Clark State H 70-64 Valpariaso* H 70-79 Youngstown State* (OT)H 86-80 Western Illinois* A 60-75 UMKC* A 51-80 Chicago State* (OT) H 79-81 Northeastern Illinois* H 91-69 Buffalo* A 48-57 Youngstown State* A 50-66 Valparaiso* A 56-66 UMKC* H 71-62 Chicago State* A 95-76 Western Illinois* (OT) H 73-77 Northeastern Illinois* A 72-73 Oral Roberts* A 69-86 Oral Roberts# (2OT) N 84-94 * Mid-Continent Conference Game # Mid-Con Tournament 1996-97 (9-17) Coach: Bill Evans Gonzaga H 71-47 Va. Commonwealth A 59-81 CS Hayward H 65-46 Utah A 40-60 L Oral Roberts* N 58-59 American University* N 68-72 Northern Arizona H 73-82 Nevada-Las Vegas A 59-72 Arkansas A 52-92 Fairfield H 51-78 Portland H 76-70 San Diego A 56-80 Tulsa A 48-80 L

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Seattle University H 73-42 Saint Louis University A 52-56 Creighton A 49-60 Western Illinois A 75-71 Northern Arizona A 58-61 Montana Tech H 89-50 Weber State A 80-84 Western Oregon H 70-58 Montana State H 68-62 Oral Roberts H 53-70 Idaho State A 59-67 UC Irvine H 76-65 Oral Roberts A 81-54 *Montana KYLT/Coca-Cola Classic

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1995-96 (15-13) Coach: Bill Evans CS Stanislaus H 84-49 W Northern Iowa A 64-77 L Arizona State A 76-82 L Gonzaga A 60-77 L IdahoH 71-56 W Boise State A 71-64 W Montana State A 51-81 L Pepperdine H 97-80 W Idaho State H 72-49 W Western Oregon H 91-63 W New Mexico State A 75-81 L Portland A 83-88 L Oral Roberts H 74-77 L CU-Colo. Springs H 68-40 W Northern Iowa H 81-70 W Colorado (OT) A 82-80 W Oral Roberts A 67-69 L CS Northridge* (OT) H 72-65 W Weber State H 73-78 L UC Santa Cruz H 94-37 W UC Irvine A 75-85 L Cal Poly* H 78-91 L CS Northridge* A 75-96 L Sacramento State* H 87-59 W Sacramento State* A 70-82 L Cal Poly* (3OT) A 85-84 W CS Northridge# A 57-54 W Cal Poly# N 55-53 W *American West Conference Game #American West Conference Tourney 1994-95 (17-11) Coach: Bill Evans Humboldt St. H 84-60 W Southwest Texas H 83-49 W Cleveland St. H 87-82 W Brigham Young A 67-82 L South Alabama A 140-72 W Pepperdine A 69-84 L Utah State N 63-76 L Montana State H 88-89 L Northern Arizona H 79-65 W Weber State A 85-94 L Idaho State A 73-87 L Idaho A 72-86 L CU-Colo. Springs H 72-58 W Montana Tech H 76-53 W Southwest Texas A 62-64 L Wisconsin-GB A 58-65 L Dayton A 73-68 W Cal Poly* H 91-62 W Cleveland State (OT) A 65-70 L Texas Wesleyan H 96-55 W CS Northridge* H 77-53 W Sacramento State* H 93-64 W CS Northridge* A 75-72 W Northern Arizona A 67-68 L Sacramento State* A 89-55 W Cal Poly* A 66-49 W Cal Poly# H 93-63 W CS-Northridge# H 83-82 W *American West Conference Game #American West Conference Tourney


THE THUNDERBIRDS YEAR-BY-YEAR 1993-94 (16-11) Coach: Bill Evans Western State H 81-52 Central Washington H 94-68 Montana* A 54-79 Northeast Louisiana* N 73-71 Northern Arizona H 81-73 San Diego State A 69-70 Northwest Nazarene H 69-61 Texas-El Paso A 61-66 New Mexico State A 65-82 Eastern Washington H 71-50 Idaho H 70-65 Butler H 79-72 Nebraska A 85-89 Montana State A 62-84 Eastern Washington A 65-69 Idaho State H 69-71 Troy State (OT) A 85-87 Sacramento State A 85-60 Butler A 85-78 Troy State H 95-69 San Francisco St. H 92-40 CS Northridge H 81-71 UMKC A 68-77 CS Northridge A 68-61 Sacramento State A 81-63 Northern Arizona (2OT) A 91-96 UMKC H 82-79 *Montana Coca-Cola Classic

1992-93 (14-13) Coach: Bill Evans Montana A 60-55 Grand Canyon H 74-76 Brigham Young* A 62-108 Santa Clara* N 76-85 Weber State A 62-73 Northern Arizona H 100-74 Eastern Washington A 70-68 Loyola, MD# N 81-71 Boise State# A 69-75 Montana State (3OT) H 79-70 Nebraska A 85-100 Idaho State A 79-63 Texas Wesleyan H 87-63 SE Missouri St. A 74-91 Iowa State A 63-91 Sacramento State H 87-68 CS Northridge H 90-65 Northeastern Illinois H 80-57 Western Kentucky A 73-96 CS Northridge A 63-65 Eastern Washington H 87-67 Wisconsin-Milwaukee H 81-80 Northeastern Illinois A 66-72 Wisconsin-Milwaukee A 56-66 Western New Mexico H 81-64 Eastern Montana H 95-52 Northern Arizona A 75-84 * BYU Cougar Classic # Boise St., Albertson’s Classic

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Neil Roberts 1987-92 5 Seasons 70-63 (.526)

1991-92 (20-8) Coach: Neil Roberts 14-6, Bill Evans, 6-2 Stephen F. Austin A 79-62 New Mexico State A 80-87 Nebraska H 101-106 SE Missouri St. H 98-62 Illinois State A 84-81 Evansville A 98-93 Weber State H 102-89 Montana H 74-65 Montana State A 91-103 Cal Poly Pamona H 93-77

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San Diego State A Stanford A Fort Lewis H San Diego State A CS Northridge A Kansas State A Texas Wesleyan H Northeastern Illinois H West Texas State H Chicago State A Idaho A Chicago State A Northeastern Illinois A Northern Arizona A Sacramento State A UTEP A CS Northridge H IdahoH 88-70 1990-91 (16-12) Coach: Neil Roberts Northeastern Illinois Weber State San Diego Fresno State Denver Wisconsin-Milwaukee Morehead State Montana State Arizona Sate Northeastern Illinois Illinois-Chicago SF Austin Chicago State Illinois State Colorado College Florida International Morehead State Wright State Chicago State Idaho San Diego Wright State Sacramento State SW Louisiana Wisconsin-Milwaukee CS Northridge Montana State CS Northridge

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1989-90 (14-15) Coach: Neil Roberts Cal Poly Pomona H 112-94 Montana State A 88-89 Xavier A 97-90 West Texas State A 75-84 SW Missouri St.* A 76-91 Western Michigan * N 96-81 Idaho A 73-94 Wright State H 99-81 Weber State A 65-66 Richmond H 83-95 Idaho State A 90-88 St. Mary's H 91-96 CS Northridge H 94-79 Kansas State A 56-102 Chicago State H 83-78 Oklahoma State A 68-92 US International H 97-109 Nevada A 73-74 Biola H 91-78 Chicago State A 83-78 US International H 110-109 Wright State A 93-108 Akron A 86-96 Idaho State H 90-71 Florida International H 114-78 San Diego A 91-100 Akron H 91-83 Montana State H 78-92 *Southwest Missouri/Mazzio's Pizza Classic

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1988-89 (10-18) Coach: Neil Roberts NE Louisiana H 82-62 NE Louisiana H 83-67 Weber State H 73-78 Northern Arizona A 80-66 UC Santa Barbara A 55-88 Wyoming A 74-85 Idaho* N 60-75 Washington State* A 73-95 Texas A 78-117 Oklahoma A 64-132 Baylor A 70-77 Idaho H 82-81 Fresno State A 50-72 Baptist (SC) H 91-79 N. Arizona H 80-50 St. Francis (NY) H 109-58 St. Mary's A 54-80 West Texas State H 69-71 Kansas State A 75-84 Arkansas A 76-109 Chicago State A 82-95 New Orleans A 58-72 NE Louisiana A 71-88 US International A 82-91 Akron A 53-79 Wright State A 81-87 Chicago State H 72-71 Sacramento State H 109-89 *Washington State Palouse Classic

1987-88 (16-10) Coach: Neil Roberts *West Texas State H 81-83 *CS Stanislaus H 117-90 #Chapman A 87-102 #CS Stanislaus N 73-79 Southwest Baptist H 113-80 @West Texas State A 74-88 @Eastern New Mexico N 101-62 Texas Wesleyan H 100-68 Arizona State A 74-89 $Colorado Mines H 107-89 $Adams State H 117-73 Weber State A 91-103 CS Dominguez Hills H 85-73 Fresno Pacific H 121-66 Cal Lutheran A 112-94 Pacific Christian H 106-78 Nebraska Wesleyan H 105-83 National College H 95-77 US International A 102-97 Grand Canyon H 101-121 Eastern Montana H 55-60 College of Notre Dame H 86-59 Metro State H 78-84 UC San Diego H 122-92 Grand Canyon A 92-113 Eastern Montana A 75-77 Masters College H 90-73 *Tipoff Tournament #Chapman Doubletree Tournament @West Texas State Tournament

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Bob Schermerhorn 1983-87 4 Seasons 68-42 (.618)

$Color Country Classic 1986-87 (21-6) Coach: Bob Schermerhorn *CS Dominguez Hills H 85-68 *Cal Baptist (OT) H 69-67 Southwestern College H 107-77 #Colorado Mines N 118-98 #Montana Tech A 88-70

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Weber State (OT) A 92-90 CS Fullerton A 58-100 Boise State A 59-85 Masters College A 101-73 @Western State H 106-66 @Colorado Mines H 107-82 Cal Baptist A 101-79 CS San Bernardino A 103-89 Central Methodist H 103-78 Concordia H 105-86 Mesa State H 97-78 Cal Lutheran H 90-88 Sacramento State H 78-85 Wassuk H 119-77 Adams State H 89-71 Grand Canyon A 91-105 Wayland Baptist H 75-73 College of Notre Dame H 80-70 Metro State A 88-91 Mesa State A 64-79 Grand Canyon H 130-97 US International A 113-100 *McDonalds Tipoff Tournament #Copper Cage Classic @Color Country Classic 1985-86 (16-11) Coach: Bob Shermerhorn *LaVerne H 83-67 *Chapman H 66-61 Weber State A 50-80 Grand Canyon H 75-73 Wassuk H 116-50 #North Central Illinois N 55-47 #St. Cloud N 55-81 Biola A 46-55 @Cal Poly Pomona H 70-66 @UC Riverside H 51-79 Western State H 77-67 Adams State (OT) A 67-79 Ft. Lewis A 59-60 Colorado Mines H 78-61 S Colorado H 69-67 Western State A 59-62 New Mexico Highlands A 95-78 Western New Mexico A 69-71 Mesa State H 79-74 Adams State (OT) H 90-85 Ft. Lewis H 86-77 Colorado Mines A 77-64 S Colorado A 62-97 Mesa State A 71-77 Western New Mexico H 67-58 New Mexico HighlandsH 98-90 *McDonalds Tipoff Tournament #Budweiser Tipoff Tournament @Capco Color Country Classic 1984-85 (17-11) Coach: Bob Shermerhorn Grand Canyon (OT) H Western New Mexico H Grand Canyon A UC Riverside A Cal Poly-Pomona A UC Irvine A Nevada A *California Baptist H *Cal State-LA H Colorado Mines A Southern Colorado A Mesa State H Western State H New Mexico Highlands H Adams State A Ft. Lewis A Western New Mexico A New Mexico Highlands A Mesa State A Western State A Southern Colorado H Colorado Mines (OT) H

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THE THUNDERBIRDS YEAR-BY-YEAR #Adams State H 83-71 W #Southern Colorado H 86-77 W #Mesa State A 92-101 L @Grand Canyon A 64-73 L *Color Country Classic #RMAC Tournament @NAIA District Seven Playoff 1983-84 (13-15) Coach: Bob Schermerhorn Cal Poly-Pomona A 86-108 Regis A 58-91 Colorado Mines A 84-65 Mesa State H 86-66 Weber State A 60-97 Idaho State A 78-99 New Mexico Highlands H 99-80 BYU-Hawaii N 68-66 BYU-Hawaii H 74-83 Grand Canyon H 76-80 Western New Mexico H 72-74 Chapman A 66-86 Cal State-LA A 55-83 *CS Dominguez Hills H 58-55 *UC Riverside H 53-69 Colorado Mines A 86-77 Southern Colorado A 71-100 Western State H 94-59 Mesa State H 59-101 Adams State A 78-74 Ft. Lewis A 72-65 W New Mexico (Forfiet) A 56-80 New Mexico Highlands A 82-87 Grand Canyon A 41-43 Mesa State (OT) A 80-77 Western State A 60-64 Southern Colorado H 74-58 Colorado Mines H 110-81 Adams State H 91-83 Ft. Lewis H 57-46 #Denver A 45-67 *Color Country Classic #NAIA District Seven Playoff

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Tom McCracken 1980-83 3 Seasons 51-30 (.630)

1982-83 (19-9) Coach: Tom McCracken New Mexico Highlands A 81-69 Western New Mexico A 61-58 Weber State A 50-84 Boise State A 62-75 Montana A 53-80 Montana State A 56-77 Adams State H 101-64 Cal Ploy-Pomona H 78-67 Ft. Lewis H 84-63 *So. California College H 114-90 *CS Dominguez Hills H 80-74 Regis H 78-53 Colorado Mines H 87-63 St. Mary's A 72-90 Mesa State A 67-73 Grand Canyon A 56-76 Western New Mexico H 72-64 New Mexico Highlands H 85-76 Adams State A 97-72 Ft. Lewis A 72-65 Southern Colorado H 80-75 Western State H 76-69 Regis College A 71-54 Regis A 71-54 Colorado Mines A 78-56 Mesa State H 92-66 S. Colorado A 58-81 Western State A 61-59 #Southern Colorado H 72-76 *Color Country Classic #NAIA District Seven Playoff

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1981-82 (18-10) Coach: Tom McCracken Grand Canyon H 66-59 Montana State A 74-89 San Francisco A 66-78 Weber State A 59-76 Idaho State A 74-90 *Occidental H 91-57 *Claremont-Mudd H 75-44 Regis H 69-66 Colorado Mines H 80-74 Adams State A 91-76 Ft. Lewis A 88-71 Western New Mexico H 64-74 New Mexico Highlands H 90-81 Mesa State H 75-68 Western State A 71-65 Southern Colorado A 44-38 Mesa State A 60-67 Grand Canyon A 64-82 Regis A 75-59 Colorado Mines A 68-80 Adams State H 100-77 Ft. Lewis H 85-61 Western New Mexico A 58-56 New Mexico Highlands A 104-98 Western State H 84-73 Southern Colorado H 83-71 #Western State H 64-53 #Western New Mexico A 67-80 *Color Country Classic #NAIA District Seven Playoff

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1980-1981 (14-12) Coach: Tom McCracken So. Cal. College H 116-90 W St. Mary's A 75-86 L Mesa State H 66-56 W Grand Canyon H 78-68 W Northern Arizona A 77-83 L *UC San Diego H 96-68 W *Cal Poly H 70-69 W Regis H 91-70 W Colorado Mines H 65-60 W Adams State A 90-105 L Ft. Lewis A 95-94 W Western New Mexico H 44-54 L New Mexico Highlands H 109-80 WWestern State A 70-73 L Southern Colorado A 77-99 L Mesa State A 74-72 W Grand Canyon A 67-70 L Regis A 63-68 L Colorado Mines A 74-89 L Adams State H 93-90 W Ft. Lewis H 91-79 W Western New Mexico A 46-56 L New Mexico Highlands A 84-72 W Western State H 80-63 W Southern Colorado H 72-59 W #W New Mexico A 48-64 L *Color Country Classic #NAIA District Tournament

Stan Jack 1971-80 9 Seasons 145-90 (.620)

1979-80 (10-16) Coach: Stan Jack Grand Canyon *CS-Northridge *Principia CS-Bakersfield Mesa State #Rocky Mountain #Oklahoma Christian Regis CS-Bakersfield Western State

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Southern Colorado H 93-80 W New Mexico Highlands A 82-79 W Western New Mexico A 63-96 L Ft. Lewis H 78-83 L Adams State H 74-81 L Western State A 67-66 W Southern Colorado A 59-73 L Regis A 59-67 L Colorado Mines A 85-94 L Grand Canyon H 69-84 L NM Highlands H 128-100 W W New Mexico H 69-93 L Adams State A 65-79 L Ft. Lewis A 86-71 W Mesa State A 69-94 L *Westmont Tournament #Color Country Classic 1978-79 (20-6) Coach: Stan Jack Montana-Northern H La Verne H Southern Colorado H Westminster A *Claremont-Mudd H Cal Lutheran H Regis H Colorado Mines H Mesa State A Western State A Southern Colorado A Western New Mexico H New Mexico Highlands H Ft. Lewis (2OT) A Adams State A Western State H Mesa State H Regis (OT) A Colorado Mines A New Mexico Highlands A Adams State H Ft. Lewis H Westminster H #W. New Mexico (6OT) H #Grand Canyon A *Color Country Classic #NAIA District Tournament

103-81 106-75 84-70 56-54 100-60 106-76 72-59 94-80 93-99 97-94 67-75 64-57 111-81 102-107 89-82 91-66 74-52 64-67 69-67 92-83 78-74 80-71 110-75 93-92 72-86

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57-67 85-101 93-87 97-74 87-74 87-74 66-76 69-76 90-89 63-70 77-83 101-75 104-67 87-68 89-80 82-70 116-89 72-75 95-101

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1975-76 (19-9) Coach: Stan Jack Hastings H Ambassador H Grand Canyon H Montana Tech H Northern Arizona A *Claremont-Mudd H *Redlands H Regis H Colorado Mines H Adams State A Ft. Lewis A Westminster H Adams State H Ft. Lewis H Western State A Mesa State A Regis A Colorado Mines A Western New Mexico H New Mexico Highlands H Westminster A Western State H Mesa State H New Mexico Highlands A Western New Mexico A Grand Canyon A #Mesa State A #Grand Canyon A *Color Country Classic #NAIA District Tournament 1974-75 (15-12) Coach: Stan Jack Grand Canyon Northern Arizona New Mexico Highlands Northern Arizona Claremont-Mudd Montana Tech Western Montana Western Montana *Cal Baptist *Westminster Grand Canyon Colorado Mines Adams State Western New Mexico Westminster Ft. Lewis Western State Regis Colorado Mines

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THE THUNDERBIRDS YEAR-BY-YEAR New Mexico Highlands A 83-85 L Adams State A 85-78 L Western New Mexico A 75-81 L Regis H 111-81 W Westminster H 88-80 W Western State A 99-77 W Ft. Lewis A 93-75 W #Grand Canyon A 74-83 L #NAIA District Tournament 1973-74 (18-10) Coach: Stan Jack BYU-Hawaii A BYU-Hawaii A U. of Hawaii-Hilo A U. of Hawaii-Hilo A Grand Canyon H Point Loma A Azusa Pacific A Redlands* H Westminster* H Grand Canyon A Colorado Nines H Ft. Lewis A Western State A Westminster H Regis H Adams State H Western New Mexico H Cal Lutheran H Regis A Colorado Mines A Claremont-Mudd H Westminster A Western State H Ft. Lewis H Western New Mexico A Adams State A #Westminster A #Grand Canyon A *Color Country Classic #NAIA District Tournament

110-67 102-65 86-83 100-91 56-59 76-73 77-78 55-71 96-82 74-84 89-79 96-75 89-77 81-82 69-77 105-92 72-59 104-80 77-71 76-91 92-65 95-116 106-85 114-87 67-92 92-99 113-93 48-62

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1972-73 (16-9) Coach: Stan Jack U. of San Diego A 80-84 L UC Riverside A 54-75 L Grand Canyon A 77-97 L U. of Chihuahua H 111-82 W U. of Chihuahua H 93-61 W Western Montana H 99-71 W *Chapman College H 79-68 W *Azusa Pacific H 81-84 L Ft. Lewis H 92-65 W Western State H 104-85 W Colorado Mines H 99-78 W Regis H 86-66 W Grand Canyon H 63-54 W Adams State A 67-79 L W New Mexico (OT) A 72-75 L Regis (Forfiet) A 78-95 W Colorado Mines A 81-85 L Westminster H 96-109 W La Verne H 92-59 W La Verne H 74-63 W Western State A 77-83 W Ft. Lewis A 61-62 L Westminster A 88-84 W W New Mexico (2OT) H 84-79 W Adams State H 94-70 W #Westminster A 65-58 L *Color Country Classic #NAIA District Tournament 1971-72 (11-13) Coach: Stan Jack Grand Canyon Western Montana New Mexico Highlands Montana Tech Carroll College Great Falls Great Falls Regis

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71-83 L 76-90 W 93-76 W 85-93 L 80-85 L 82-84 L 93-112 L 67-82 L

Colorado Mines U. of San Diego Adams State Western New Mexico Grand Canyon Regis Colorado Mines Westminster Western State Ft. Lewis Western New Mexico New Mexico Highlands Adams State Westminster Western State Ft. Lewis

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95-84 68-73 87-96 89-77 82-61 88-94 72-76 90-67 94-83 71-68 88-93 82-81 78-97 105-69 83-84 80-72

Boyd Adams 1963-71 8 Seasons 84-98 (.462)

1970-71 (8-11) Coach: Boyd Adams New Mexico Highlands Redlands San Diego US International Regis Colorado Mines Adams State Western New Mexico Regis Colorado Mines Westminster Western State Ft. Lewis Western New Mexico New Mexico Highlands Adams State Westminster Western State Ft. Lewis

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90-93 81-62 75-92 67-72 88-84 81-87 110-89 107-90 99-126 83-87 88-98 108-93 87-79 88-98 97-99 92-103 84-74 98-110 85-75

1969-70 (11-12) Coach: Boyd Adams New Mexico Highlands H 98-71 College of Great Falls H 85-98 College of Great Falls H 98-93 Seattle Pacific A 70-91 Portland State A 93-107 *Ft. Hays H 90-85 *Grand Canyon H 88-81 Colorado Mines A 92-88 Regis A 77-84 Westminster A 97-89 Adams State H 90-92 Western New Mexico H 108-96 Grand Canyon H 108-101 Colorado Mines H 110-83 Regis H 78-79 Grand Canyon A 86-125 Western New Mexico A 76-91 Adams State A 79-90 Western State H 83-101 Ft. Lewis H 80-75 Westminster H 143-106 Western State A 89-104 Ft. Lewis A 96-110 *RMAC Holiday Tournament 1968-69 (16-9) Coach: Boyd Adams Tahoe-Paradise Tahoe-Paradise Adams State New Mexico Highlands *Cal State-LA *Redlands *CS-Fullerton

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88-78 105-119 89-95 86-82 83-93 69-60 63-68

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Western New Mexico Westminster UNLV Ft. Lewis Western State UNLV Colorado Mines Regis Grand Canyon New Mexico Highlands Adams State Grand Canyon Western New Mexico Westminster Western State Ft. Lewis Regis Colorado Mines *Irvine Tournament 1967-68 (10-11) Coach: Boyd Adams Colorado Mines Colorado Mines Fresno State Cal-Poly Greenville, Ill. Ft. Lewis* Univ. of Albuquerque* Tahoe-Paradise Tahoe-Paradise Grand Canyon Western New Mexico UNLV Westminster Ft. Lewis New Mexico Highlands Grand Canyon Univ. of Albuquerque Fresno Pacific Western New Mexico UNLV Westminster *Color Country Classic

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105-72 79-97 91-125 97-85 110-85 96-98 96-81 102-89 87-78 115-74 125-111 77-101 115-103 88-105 71-81 78-65 113-92 104-78

A 89-99 L A 78-95 L A 74-85 L A 81-80 W H 119-74 W H 86-82 W H 75-77 L H 89-77 W H 89-94 W A 84-94 W A 94-108 L A 92-114 L H 105-110 L A 77-91 L A 94-88 W H 72-78 W H 84-86 L H 69-86 W H 92-87 W H 106-109 L A 96-109 L

1966-67 (9-16) Coach: Boyd Adams NM Highlands H 87-92 NM Highlands A 62-86 Univ. of Albuquerque A 67-79 Carson College H 101-72 *Cal-Poly (Pomona) A 67-70 *Azusa Pacific A 96-93 *Fresno Pacific A 79-77 #So. California College H 88-93 #UNLV H 70-84 Grand Canyon College H 96-92 @Southwest OklahomaA 45-79 @Minot State A 88-92 @Adams State A 81-106 UNLV H 75-93 Fresno Pacific A 76-60 Ft. Lewis A 68-73 Grand Canyon College A 67-78 Western New Mexico A 93-83 UC San Diego A 55-44 UNLV A 75-92 Western New Mexico H 82-87 Westminster H 65-80 Fresno Pacific H 82-67 Westminster A 85-87 Fresno Pacific A 63-57 *Pasadena Tournament #Color Country Classic @Top of Nation Tournament 1965-66 (10-13) Coach: Boyd Adams Alumni Westminster Azusa Pacific Azusa Pacific San Diego Navy US International

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105-88 W 81-96 L 105-87 W 87-107 L 70-79 L 71-79 L

Grand Canyon College H Central Oklahoma* A Southwest Missouri* A Western New Mexico* A Western New Mexico A Grand Canyon College A UNLV H Westmont A Azusa Pacific A W New Mexico H Colorado Mines H Colorado Mines H Wisconsin-Milwaukee A Cal Poly H Westminster H UNLV A Westmont H *Top of Nation Tournament

96-86 91-84 67-83 91-106 90-112 63-99 96-99 83-99 94-113 106-99 100-68 94-67 84-100 95-93 99-93 82-108 132-111

1964-65 (12-13) Coach: Boyd Adams Alumni H 115-108 Colorado Mines A 48-53 Colorado Mines A 55-58 Northwest Nazarene H 95-103 Northwest Nazarene H 73-72 CS Northridge A 78-110 Colorado College* A 73-60 San Diego Marines* A 63-57 Western New Mexico A 89-85 Eastern New Mexico A 86-89 New Mexico Highlands A 87-82 Westminster H 95-98 UNLV A 68-95 Western New Mexico H 83-79 Westminster A 86-109 UNLV A 84-97 Northern Arizona H 106-99 New Mexico Highlands H 93-110 Eastern New Mexico H 91-84 Grand Canyon A 83-76 Northern Arizona A 77-89 Westmont H 80-72 California Lutheran H 74-71 *California Western Tournament 1963-64 (8-13) Coach: Boyd Adams Alumni Point Loma La Verne UNLV Northwest Nazarene Northwest Nazarene Magic Valley Snow College Colorado Mines Colorado Mines La Verne Northern Arizona Western New Mexico Snow College Westminster Northern Arizona UNLV Westminster Grand Canyon Western New Mexico California Lutheran

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102-95 59-81 74-87 61-74 76-82 69-79 83-58 77-92 56-53 52-62 96-87 72-77 92-85 96-89 66-115 85-96 66-77 95-83 77-84 88-101 92-81

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SOUTHERN UTAH VS. THE OPPOSITION Opponent Adams State Akron Albuquerque Alaska-Anchorage Ambassador American U. Arizona State Arkansas Azusa Pacific Ball State Baptist (S.C.) Baylor Biola Boise State Boston College Brigham Young BYU-Hawaii Bryant Buffalo Butler Cal. Baptist Cal. Lutheran CS Bakersfield CS Dominquez Hills Cal State Fullerton CS Hayward CS Los Angeles CS Northridge CS San Bernardino CS Stanislaus Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly Carroll College Carson College Centenary Central Methodist Central Oklahoma Central Washington Chapman College Chicago State Chihuahua U. Cincinnati Claremont-Mudd Cleveland State Colorado Colorado College UC-Colorado Springs UC Davis Colorado Mines Concordia College Creighton Dayton Denver Drake

W L 26 16 1 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 9 0 1 0 11 3 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 6 1 6 0 2 2 4 0 0 5 1 0 1 2 13 5 1 0 2 1 4 3 9 2 2 1 1 0 10 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 20 7 2 0 0 1 5 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 32 15 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 4 1 3

Opponent Eastern Montana E. New Mexico Eastern Washington Evansville Fairfield Florida Florida International Fort Hays State Fort Lewis Fresno Pacific Fresno State Gonzaga Grand Canyon Great Falls College Greenville College Hastings Hawaii Hawaii-Hilo Houston Baptist Humboldt State Idaho Idaho State Illinois-Chicago Illinois State Iowa State IUPUI IPFW Johnson & Wales Kansas State LaVerne Lewis & Clark Lewis-Clark State Long Beach State Los Angeles Baptist Louisiana Tech Loyola (MD) Loyola-Marymount Magic Valley Masters College McNeese State Mesa State Metropolitan State Minot State Mississippi Montana Montana State Montana St.-Billings Montana St.-Northern Montana Tech Morehead State National College Nebraska Nebraska Wesleyan Nevada

W 1 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 27 6 0 1 15 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 8 13 0 2 0 12 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 14 0 0 0 5 3 1 2 7 1 1 0 1 0

L 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 14 0 3 2 37 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 7 1 0 1 20 7 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 2 1 1 7 11 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 3

Opponent NM Highlands New Mexico New Mexico State New Orleans North Central (Ill.) North Dakota North Dakota State NE Louisiana NE Illinois Northern Arizona Northern Colorado Northern Iowa NW Nazarene Notre Dame Coll. of Notre Dame Oakland Occidental Oklahoma Oklahoma Christian Oklahoma State Oral Roberts Oregon State Pacific Christian Panhandle State Pepperdine Point Loma Nazarene Portland Portland State Principia College Redlands Regis Richmond Rocky Mountain St. Cloud State St. Francis (NY) St. Mary’s (CA) Sacramento State Saint Louis San Diego San Diego Christian San Diego State San Francisco San Francisco St. Santa Clara Seattle Pacific Seattle University South Alabama South Carolina St. South Dakota South Dakota State Southeast Missouri So. California Coll. Southern Colorado Southern Virginia

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W 27 1 0 0 0 1 4 3 5 10 1 1 2 0 2 14 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 18 0 1 0 1 0 14 0 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 4 13 1

L 9 3 3 1 1 2 7 1 3 13 2 1 3 1 0 17 0 1 1 2 30 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 12 1 0 1 0 5 7 1 9 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 9 0

Opponent W Southwest Baptist 1 Missouri State 0 Southwestern College 1 SW Louisiana 0 SW Oklahoma 0 Stanford 0 Stephen F. Austin 2 Tahoe-Paradise 4 Tennessee Tech 0 Texas 0 Texas A&M Intl. 1 Texas Christian 0 Texas-El Paso 0 Texas State 1 Texas Wesleyan 4 Troy State 1 Tulsa 0 UC Davis 2 UC Irvine 1 UC Riverside 2 UC San Diego 2 UC Santa Barbara 0 UC Santa Cruz 1 UMKC 19 UNLV 0 Univ.of the Southwest 1 U.S. International 5 Utah 2 Utah State 0 Utah Valley 1 Valparaiso 7 Va. Commonwealth 0 Washington 0 Washington State 1 Wassuk College 1 Wayland Baptist 2 Weber State 6 West Texas State 2 Western Illinois 21 Western Kentucky 0 Western Michigan 1 Western Montana 3 W. New Mexico 25 Western Oregon 3 Western State 30 Westminster 21 Westmont 2 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 3 Wisconsin-Green Bay 0 Wright State 1 Wyoming 0 Youngstown State 3 1 Xavier Total 655

L 0 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 3 1 1 2 7 0 1 0 15 20 0 3 8 5 2 16 1 1 1 1 0 24 3 12 1 0 2 26 0 11 17 1 2 2 4 2 4 0 613


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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SOUTHERN UTAH ADMINISTRATION

Rich Kendell INTERIM PRESIDENT

Former commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) Rich Kendell, one of Utah’s most honored and distinguished educators, is serving as Southern Utah University’s interim president while the search proceeds to replace former President Michael T. Benson.

Over an incredible educational career, Kendell has been recognized as one of the best in both public and higher education. During his ten years as superintendent of Utah’s Davis School District he was named the Utah Superintendent of the year and was a four-time National Superintendent of the Year finalist. He was also tabbed as the Utah Education Association’s Administrator of the Year. Kendell’s career ranges from being an English teacher at Ogden High School to being an associate dean of two different schools at the University of Utah, with many positions in between. Dr. Kendell was a research analyst for USHE some 30 years ago before moving over to the U. of U. to help lead its graduate school and its school of education, and he later took on the role of acting chair of the University’s Department of Leadership and Policy. Dr. Kendell served as Deputy to Governor Michael O. Leavitt for public education, higher education and economic development, and also served as executive director of the Utah Partnership. Kendell was also awarded the G. Homer Durham Regents Professorship by the Utah State Board of Regents.

He is a fellow with the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University, a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award at the University of Utah, has been named the Distinguished Teacher Educator of the Year by the Utah Association of Teacher Educators, and was honored by Weber State University with the Lewis Shurtleff Award for contributions to education. Dr. Kendell also has an endowed chair in his name at Southern Utah University.

Kendell earned his B.S. in English at Weber State and then earned both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. His entire professional career, spanning some 35 years, has been dedicated to education. He and his wife, Joan, have four children and twelve grandchildren.

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SOUTHERN UTAH ADMINISTRATION KEN BEAZER SUU DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

Ken Beazer is in his eighth year as Southern Utah’s Athletic Director and during his tenure he has overseen tremendous growth in the Thunderbird athletic program. Since Beazer’s arrival in 2006 SUU has added the sports of women’s volleyball, women’s golf and men’s tennis and his efforts were instrumental in the Thunderbirds’ move into the Big Sky Conference in the summer of 2012. Beazer has also been active in professional and community boards. He currently serves as second vice president of the FCS Athletic Directors Association and will take over the presidency of that body next year. He also serves on the NCAA Football Rules Committee and serves on the board of directors of the Utah Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. 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.

KEN BEAZER ON SUU ATHLETICS:

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.

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SOUTHERN UTAH ADMINISTRATION

Deborah Baker

Head Volleyball Coach

Richard Church Head Golf Coach

Dr. Deborah Hill

Faculty Athletic Rep.

Ryan Hunt

Assistant Football Coach

Jill Mahoney

Asst. Basketball Coach (W)

Shon Spevak Ticket Manager

Jon Baker

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Steve Clark

Assistant Football Coach

Becky Hogan

Head Soccer Coach

Kit Janes

Nick Bartlett

Marketing & Promoitons

Kyle Cottam

Media Relations

Tracy Hoch

Assistant Softball Coach

Ed Lamb

Operations

Head Football Coach

Ricky Mendini

Kyle Newhouse

Assoc. AD/Sports Medicine

Toriano Towns

Asst. Basketball Coach (W)

Media Relations

Justin Walterscheid

Assistant Football Coach

Scott Bauman

Head Gymnastics Coach

Justin Ena

Assistant Football Coach

Kyle Hosler

Asst. AD/Business

Lenny Lee

Dan Bennion

Head Strength & Cond. Coach

Adam Farsi

Assistant Soccer Coach

Eric Houle

Head Track Coach

Adam Longmore

Head Tennis Coach

Assistant Volleyball Coach

JR Payne

Angela Rodriguez

Head Basketball Coach (W)

Demario Warren

Assistant Football Coach

Athletic Trainer

Teag Whiting

Assistant Football Coach

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Todd Brown

Assoc. AD/Compliance

Aaron Fernandez

Assistant Football Coach

Nate Houle

Assistant Track Coach

Kari Louthan

Jared Burke

Equipment Manager

Neil Gardner

Asst. AD/Media Relations

Jeff Hunt

Assistant Gymnastics Coach

Kyle Magnusson

Assistant Gymnastics Coach

Head Softball Coach

Fesi Sitake

Sadie Spencer

Assistant Football Coach

Teshia Williams

Administrative Assistant

Spirit Squad

Zac Willson

Athletic Trainer


SOUTHERN UTAH ATHLETICS SUCCESS Elise Wheeler, an All-American, as well as the 2009 NCAA Regional and WAC  Gymnast of the Year

Fred House, Mid-Continent Conference MVP

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

Brad Sorensen, 2011 Great West Player of the Year and 2012 San Diego Chargers draft pick

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

Three-time all-Summit League honoree Ana Pelaez-Mailoto

Two-time Summit League Player of the Year Marci Pratt

Cam Levins, NCAA champion in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters

Nate Page competed at the 2009 NCAA Golf Championships

Kristin Fronk, a two-time allSummit League performer

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

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THUNDERBIRD BASKETBALL FACILITIES

Southern Utah’s basketball facilities are among the finest in the Big Sky. With newly re-modeled coaches offices and locker rooms, as well as a new floor, the Centrum Arena is a beautiful facility. SUU basketball athletes work out in the Norton Strength & Conditioning Center, a 3,300 square foot facility containing over 4.5 tons of strength and conditioning equipment.

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SOUTHERN UTAH ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Southern Utah basketball, volleyball and gymnastics call the 5,300-seat Centrum Arena home. SUU’s physical education complex houses an olympicsized pool, an indoor running track and a weight/workout room. Eccles Coliseum is the home to Southern Utah Football. The stadium was renovated in 1997 and houses a modern press box, luxury suites, coaches offices, locker rooms and a newly remodeled training facility. Practice fields are to the west while the athletics offices, the weight room and the gymnastics training facility are housed in adjacent buildings to the south.

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.

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

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SOUTHERN UTAH TRAINING FACILITIES

Southern Utah’s training facilities include a fully-equipped medical and training facility in the Centrun Arena and three other locations on campus, including a recently expanded training room in Eccles Coliseum. SUU’s training facilities also include an Olympic-sized pool. With a fully-certified staff as well as a student training program SUU is prepared to handle all the training needs of its 17 sports’ student-athletes.

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SOUTHERN UTAH ACADEMICS

Athletics is an important part of your life right now but what’s next when your playing days are over? Southern Utah University can help you prepare for a successful career in a variety of fields. SUU offers eight master’s programs and over 120 bachelor’s programs in its five schools and colleges, as well as a range of certificates, associate and pre-professional degrees in a wide variety of disciplines.

School of Business

In addition to master’s degrees in accountancy and business administration, the SUU School of Business offers bachelor’s degrees in seven majors, with eleven additional areas of specialization. In the 2010-11 academic year, SUU’s graduating seniors scored at the 85th percentile on the ETS Major Field Exam in Business, placing them in the top 15 percent of the nation’s graduates. Business students at SUU have had many great opportunities to hone their skills in the real world by working with local businesses to provide services, coordinate special events and participate in strategic assessment and planning activities. In addition to business studies, SUU offers a military science program through Army ROTC. Southern Utah is justifiably proud of its academic record. This past year over 100 SUU student-athletes carried cumulative GPAs above 3.20 and during fall semester 51 SUU athletes earned Dean’s List recognition. Last year the athletics department as a whole carried a 3.07 GPA. SUU’s women’s gymnastics team has claimed seven academic national championships, including a run of six straight from 2001 trough 2006, and the team has not finished out of the top-three since 1991! In addition, the men’s track & field and women’s softball teams have each won a pair of academic national championships in recent years and the 2002 women’s cross country team was second-best in the nation. This past season SUU’s football team was honored by the NFCA for showing the best APR improvement in the Great West Conference, while the men’s basketball team received a similar award from The Summit League. SUU’s athletes have access to an academic center which houses individual and group study areas, a computer lab and a full-time academic coordinator.

College of Education and Human Development 

The SUU College of Education offers two master’s degrees as well as seven primary majors and five areas of licensure. The SUU physical education department – known as ‘The Coaching Factory’ because of the success of its graduates – is housed in one of the finest facilities of its kind in the West. The Sorenson Physical Education Building houses an Olympicsized swimming pool, three basketball courts, five racquetball courts, state-of-the-art kinesiology and exercise laboratories and technologyequipped classrooms. The college offers its students many opportunities for hands-on learning, including field experience and study abroad programs.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SUU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers two master’s degrees and 21 undergraduate degrees with an expanse of study in 25 different areas. SUU’s campus newspaper, The University Journal, has won more awards over the past 12 years than any university newspaper in 14 Western states. Students of humanities and social sciences are offered a variety of internship opportunities in most disciplines of the college. Interns are able to gain valuable practical educational experience, academic credit and often financial compensation. The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service places numerous interns each semester at the local, state and federal level.

College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts at SUU offers a Master of Fine Arts in arts administration as well as bachelor’s degrees in the areas of art and design, music, and theatre arts & dance. The MFA program is the only one of its kind in the western USA. Professional affiliations include the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, the American Folk Ballet and the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.

College of Science & Engineeringz

SUU’s College of Science is home to studies in agriculture, biology, chemistry, geography, geology, nursing and nutrition. The college has seen 90 percent of its graduates applying to professional pharmacy schools and 87 percent of applicants to medical schools accepted. In 2011, the Center for Health and Molecular Sciences building opened, offering students updated lab facilities, a five-room rooftop greenhouse and expanded facilities for SUU’s emerging nursing program. Also housed in the college are studies in computing, integrated engineering and technology. The college of CIET at SUU prepares students to compete on a global level in careers related to computer science, information systems, mathematics, technology and engineering. The college offers 14 bachelor’s degrees and associates degrees in eight different areas of study.

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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.

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 named the University among the Top Ten in its list of quality and value in colleges and universities in America for the second time in three years. 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 eight years.

SUU students select their courses from departments and programs in the School of Business; the College of Computing, Integrated Engineering & Technology; the School of Continuing & Professional Studies; the College of Education & Human Development; the College of Humanities & Social Sciences; the College of Performing & Visual Arts; and the College of Science. More than 600 faculty and staff members serve SUU’s 7,516 undergraduate and graduate students.

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. 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 National Parks, which are also close by.

Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services and Utah Governor Mike Leavitt, a Cedar City native and an SUU alumnus.

The University’s skiing classroom is at the 11,300-foot Brian Head Ski Resort, less 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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RADIO/TV ROSTER

#2 McKay Anderson G/F, 6-5, 190, Fr. La Canada, Calif. La Verne Lutheran

#4 Trey Kennedy G, 6-3, 190, Fr. Las Vegas, Nev. Bishop Gorman

#5 John Marshall G, 6-3, 185, Fr. Phoenix, Ariz. Westwind Prep.

#10 Thomas Tebbs G, 6-3, 175, So. Torrance, Calif. Lone Peak (UT)

#12 Chris Nsenki G, 6-2, 180, So. Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill

#13 Race Parsons G, 6-4, 185, Fr. Monroe, Utah South Sevier

#14 Drake Thomas G, 6-0, 165, So. Ovilla, Texas Grace Prep

#15 Juwan Major G, 6-3, 185, Fr. Las Vegas, Nev. Las Vegas

#22 Taylor Jenson F, 6-7, 175, Fr. Parker, Colo. Legend

#24 Eric Rippetoe F, 6-6, 215, Jr. Panaca, Nev. Western Wyoming

#32 Casey Oliverson F, 6-8, 230, So. Logan, Utah Salt Lake CC

#34 Cal Hanks C, 6-11, 235, Jr. Logan, Utah Mountain Crest

#35 A.J. Hess G/F, 6-6, 190, So. Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix Country Day

#42 Jaren Jeffery F, 6-8, 210, Sr. Delta, Utah Delta

#50 Jayson Cheesman C, 6-11, 250, Sr. Orem, Utah Salt Lake CC

Nick Robinson Stanford ‘05 Second Season At Southern Utah

Todd Okeson Nevada ‘05 Second Season At Southern Utah

Chad Bell Nevada ‘65 First Season At Southern Utah

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Drew Allen SUU ‘10 Third Season At Southern Utah


Southern Utah University 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Date 11-2 11-8 11-12 11-18 11-23 12-1 12-3 12-14 12-18 12-21 1-2 1-4 1-11 1-13 1-16 1-18 1-23 1-25 1-30 2-1 2-8 2-10 2-13 2-15 2-20 2-22 2-27 3-1 3-6 3-8 3-13

Opponent LaVerne (EX) Arizona Christian Utah State California UC Riverside Portland Cal State Northridge UNLV San Diego State San Diego North Dakota* Northern Colorado* Sacramento State* Northern Arizona* Idaho State* Weber State* Eastern Washington* Portland State* Montana* Montana State* Northern Arizona* Sacramento State* Weber State* Idaho State* Portland State* Eastern Washington* Montana State* Montana* North Dakota* Northern Colorado* Big Sky Tournament@

Site Cedar City, Utah Cedar City, Utah Logan, Utah Berkeley, Calif. Cedar City, Utah Portland, Ore. Northridge, Calif. Cedar City, Utah San Diego, Calif. San Diego, Calif. Grand Forks, N.D. Greeley, Colo. Cedar City, Utah Cedar City, Utah Pocatello, Idaho Ogden, Utah Cheney, Wash. Portland, Ore. Cedar City, Utah Cedar City, Utah Flagstaff, Ariz. Sacramento, Calif. Cedar City, Utah Cedar City, Utah Cedar City, Utah Cedar City, Utah Bozeman, Mont. Missoula, Mont. Cedar City, Utah Cedar City, Utah TBA

* Big Sky Conference games @ Hosted by regular-season champion

Time 5:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 6:35 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 5:05 p.m. TBA

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Southern Utah Men's Basketball 2013-14 Yearbook