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Kelsey Smith Fr. • DS • 5-7 Kingsport, Tenn. Sullivan South

Courtney Smith Fr. • DS • 5-3 Knoxville, Tenn. Karns

Natalie Penrod So. • OH • 5-11 Alexandria, Ky. Campbell County

Sarah Teel Fr. • OH • 5-9 Cyprus, Texas Cy-Fair

Ellen Conti Fr. • OH • 6-0 Grove City, Ohio Grove City

Ashleigh Hancock So. • S • 5-10 Richmond, New Zealand Waimea College

Katrina Dvorken Jr. • MB • 6-3 Ridgewood, N.J. Ridgewood

Madison Keyes Fr. • MB/RS • 6-0 Cincinnati, Ohio Sycamore

Kelsey Gray Jr. • MB • 6-2 Newark, Ohio Newark

Madison Comperry Jr. • S • 5-9 Tampa, Fla. Sickles

Lauren Stiles So. • S • 5-8 Kodak, Tenn. Knoxville Catholic

Christine Maci Fr. • MB • 6-0 Fishers, Ind. Cathedral

Elise Robertson So. • MB • 6-2 Strongsville, Ohio Strongsville

Hayli Raines Fr. • OH • 6-0 Soddy Daisy, Tenn. Soddy Daisy

Allison May So. • DS • 5-8 Louisville, Ky. Assumption

John Blair Head Coach Ninth Season Tennessee ‘76

Claire Lindner Assistant Coach First Season Stony Brook ‘08

Don Hardcastle Graduate Assistant Fourth Season Tennessee Tech ‘11

Adam Graham Trainer First Season West Virginia ‘10

Kelsey Scott Manager First Season

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Golden Eagle volleyball Tech Quick Facts Location: Cookeville, Tennessee Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 10,796 President: Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell Athletics Director: Mark Wilson Sports Info Director: Rob Schabert SID Volleyball Contact: Nick Burns Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Ohio Valley Affiliation: NCAA Division I Arena: Eblen Center (9,282)

Head Coach: John Blair Alma Mater: Tennessee (1976) Career Record: 373-501 (27 years) Record at Tech: 99-140 (8 years) Assistant Coach: Claire Lindner Graduate Assistant Coach: Don Hardcastle Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Team Athletic Trainer: Adam Graham Team Manager: Kelsey Scott 2010 Record: 11-20 2010 OVC Record: 8-10/6th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/3

On the Covers Shown on the front cover are juniors #10 Madi Comperry, #7 Katrina Dvorken and #9 Kelsey Gray.

At left: 2010 OVC All-Newcomer Team member Allison May

What’s Inside Tech’s 2011 juniors: Kelsey Gray, Madi Comperry and Katrina Dvorken

Contents / Credits The 2011 Tennessee Tech Volleyball guide was produced by the Sports Information Office. Writing, editing and layout by Sports Information Assistant Nick Burns. Photography by TTU Photo Services, Tony Marable and Jim Dillon. Cover design and production by WD Stone and Associates, Cookeville, Tenn. Tennessee Tech University: A constituent university of the Tennessee Board of Regents. R027-000-10. An AA/EEO/Title IX/Section/ADA University .

2011 Schedule..........................................2 2011 Roster/Team Photo......................3 2011 Season Outlook.........................4-5 Returnees Profiles.............................6-21 Newcomers Profiles....................... 22-28 The Ohio Valley Conference..............29 Head Coach John Blair.................. 30-31 Assistant Coach Claire Lindner.........32 Assistant Coach Don Hardcastle......33 2011 Opponents............................. 34-35 2010 Season in Review................. 36-37 vs. All Opponents..................................38 Golden Eagles In Tourney Play.........39 2010 Statistics.........................................40 The OVC in 2010................................... 41 2010 OVC Leaders.................................42 Tech All-Time Participants..................43 Golden Eagle Honors.................... 44-45

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Individual Match Records...................46 Individual Season Records.................47 Individual Career Records..................48 Year-by-Year Results...................... 49-53 Cookeville, Tennessee..........................54 This is Tennessee Tech.........................55 University Administration..................56 Athletic Administration.......................57 Academic Support......................... 58-59 Sports Medicine.............................. 60-61 Strength & Conditioning............. 62-63 TTU Sports Hall of Fame......................64 Athletic Honors......................................65 Athletic Staff............................................66 Media Relations.....................................67 Athletic Performance Center...... 68-69 The Upper Cumberland......................70

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golden eagle 2011 schedule Date

Opponent

Location Time

at Georgia Tech Invitational

Atlanta, Ga.

(at right)

September 2-3 at Lipscomb Invitational 6 at Belmont 9-10 at UT Chattanooga Invitational 13 at Jacksonville State * 16 UT Martin * 23 at Murray State * 24 at Southeast Missouri * 30 Tennessee State *

Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. COOKEVILLE Murray, Ky. Cape Girardeau, Mo. COOKEVILLE

(at right) 6:30 p.m. (at right) 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m.

October 1 Austin Peay * 4 Jacksonville State * 7 at Morehead State * 8 at Eastern Kentucky * 14 SIU Edwardsville * 15 Eastern Illinois * 18 at UT Martin * 21 Southeast Missouri * 22 Murray State * 28 at Austin Peay * 29 at Tennessee State *

COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Morehead, Ky. Richmond, Ky. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Martin, Tenn. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Clarksville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.

2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

November 4 at Eastern Illinois * 5 at SIU Edwardsville * 11 Morehead State * 12 Eastern Kentucky * 17-19 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament 26 Ohio Valley Conference Champion

Charleston, Ill. Edwardsville, Ill. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE TBA Louisville, Ky.

7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. TBA TBA

August 26-27

December 1-3 8-10 15-17

at NCAA Tournament – First/Second Round TBA at NCAA Tournament – Regionals TBA at NCAA Tournament – Final Four TBA

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TBA TBA TBA

Golden Eagle Tournaments August 26-27 Georgia Tech Invitational Friday, Aug. 26 vs. Louisville, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at Georgia Tech, 11:30 a.m. vs. Kansas State, 3:30 p.m.

September 2-3 Lipscomb Invitational

Friday, Sept. 2 at Lipscomb, 12:30 p.m. vs. Arkansas State, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 vs. UNC Charlotte, 12 p.m.

September 9-10 UT Chattanooga Invitational Friday, Sept. 9 vs. UNC Asheville, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at UT Chattanooga, 10:00 a.m. vs. East Tennessee State, 4 p.m.

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Golden Eagle rosters NO. NAME 1 Kelsey Smith 2 Courtney Smith 3 Natalie Penrod 4 Sarah Teel 5 Ellen Conti 6 Ashleigh Hancock 7 Katrina Dvorken 8 Madison Keyes 9 Kelsey Gray 10 Madi Comperry 11 Lauren Stiles 14 Christine Maci 17 Elise Robertson 24 Hayli Raines 25 Allison May

HT 5-7 5-3 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-9 5-8 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-9

YR Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr So. Fr. So. Fr. So.

POS. DS DS OH OH OH S MB MB/RS MB S S MB MB OH DS

Hometown/High School Major Kingsport, Tenn./Sullivan South HS Nutrition Knoxville, Tenn./Karns HS Nursing Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County HS Marketing Cypress, Texas/Cy-Fair HS Engineering Grove City, Ohio/Grove City HS General Curriculum Richmond, New Zealand/Waimea College Psychology Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood HS Elementary Education Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore HS Nursing Newark, Ohio/Newark HS Nutrition Tampa, Fla./Sickles HS Housing and Design Kodak, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic HS Nursing Fishers, Ind./Cathedral HS Engineering Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville HS Pre-Physical Therapy Soddy-Daisy, Tenn./Soddy-Daisy HS Engineering Louisville, Ky./Assumption HS Nursing

GOLDEN EAGLE VOLLEYBALL STAFF

Alphabetical Roster NO. 10 5 7 9 6 8 14 25 3 24 17 2 1 11 4

NAME Madi Comperry Ellen Conti Katrina Dvorken Kelsey Gray Ashleigh Hancock Madison Keyes Christine Maci Allison May Natalie Penrod Hayli Raines Elise Robertson Courtney Smith Kelsey Smith Lauren Stiles Sarah Teel

Head Coach: John Blair (Tennessee, 1976) Team Athletic Trainer: Adam Graham Assistant Coach: Claire Lindner (Stony Brook, 2008) Team Manager: Kelsey Scott Graduate Assistant: Don Hardcastle (Tennessee Tech, 2011)

2011 Golden Eagle Volleyball Team

Front row, from left: Ellen Conti, Lauren Stiles, Christine Maci, Kelsey Smith, Courtney Smith, Sarah Teel, Madison Keyes, Hayli Raines. Second row, from left: trainer Adam Graham, graduate assistant Don Hardcastle, head coach John Blair, assistant coach Claire Lindner, manager Kelsey Scott. Third row from left: Ashleigh Hancock, Natalie Penrod, Elise Robertson, Katrina Dvorken, Kelsey Gray, Madi Comperry, Allison May.

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Golden Eagle 2011 outlook

Golden Eagle squad looks to build upon last season

2011 Preseason Ohio Valley Conference Coaches/SID Poll

1. Morehead State......... 192 (13) 2. Austin Peay.....................172 (5) 3. Jacksonville State.........141 (3) 4. Tennessee Tech........ 130 (1) 5. Eastern Kentucky............... 129 6. Murray State........................ 102 7. Eastern Illinois........................98 8. Tennessee State.....................85 9. Southeast Missouri...............71 10. UT Martin...............................45 11. SIU Edwardsville..................44

2011 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team Nikki Doyle..................................Austin Peay Shaquita Williams............Tennessee State Ellie Roberson................... Morehead State Emma Keough.................. Morehead State Kelsey Gray..................Tennessee Tech Chrissie Albers..................... Eastern Illinois Kasey Elswick................................ UT Martin Jen Meyer........................Jacksonville State Ashley Edmond..............Eastern Kentucky Reynae Hutchison.............. Eastern Illinois Emily Coon...................Southeast Missouri Kayleah Sauer..........................Murray State Annie Gruenschlaeger... Morehead State Ashley Doherty............................. UT Martin

After making an appearance in the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament semi-finals, the Golden Eagles will look to continue their rise back to the top of the OVC. Tech has made it to the OVC Tournament four straight seasons and is two seasons removed from its OVC Championship in the 2008 season. Tech’s quest to get back to the top of the mountain will be a challenging one, as several different teams will be in the running. Tech was picked to finish fourth in the OVC Preseason Poll, behind top-ranked Morehead State, Austin Peay and Jacksonville State. “Morehead State definitely deserved to get the top preseason nod, with Austin Peay coming in second,” head coach John Blair said. “It’s going to be one of those where it will be hard to sort out where everyone finishes.” Non-Conference Schedule

Tech continues its Nashville swing as it takes on future OVC-rival Belmont, before heading to UT Chattanooga for its final non-conference games of the season. The Golden Eagles will square off with a pair of Tennessee schools in UT Chattanooga and East Tennessee State, along with UNC Asheville. TTU is 52-15 all-time against their UT Chattanooga Invitational opponents, which includes at least 21 wins against both East Tennessee State and UT Chattanooga. “We tried to find tournaments that provide similar looks to the OVC,” Blair said. “This will help us be better prepared for our conference schedule and we will learn at what level we will need to play at to be successful this season.” OVC Play With the addition of SIU Edwardsville into the OVC this season, Tech will play 20 conference games this season. During Blair’s eight seasons at Tech, he has amassed a 68-74 record against OVC opponents. Last season, the Golden Eagles

Junior Kelsey Gray

“We’re starting the season with three quality tournaments,” Blair said. “This will be crucial to getting people into their roles for the rest of the season.” The Golden Eagles will open their 2011 season with a total of 10 nonconference games, spread out over three tournaments. Tech opens its season at the Georgia Tech Invitational, where it will take on a trifecta of opponents including Louisville, Kansas State and Georgia Tech. Tech has never faced Kansas State, and is 4-2 against Georgia Tech and 0-8 against Louisville. TTU’s next stop comes courtesy of Lipscomb at the Lipscomb Invitational. Along with Lipscomb, the Golden Eagles will also take on Arkansas State and UNC Charlotte. Tech is a combined 7-6 against these three opponents, including a 3-1 record against UNC Charlotte.

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Golden eagle 2011 outlook last season, ended her season with 100 kills and 69 total blocks, which ranked third on the team last season. Hancock finished second on the team in assists last season and will compete with Comperry for the starting setter position. Stiles saw action in six sets last season.

The Golden Eagle Huddle swept the season series against UT Martin and Jacksonville State, while earning splits against Tennessee State, Southeast Missouri, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky and Murray State. Blair has yet to face SIUE. New to the Bench The Tech coaching staff will feature a new face this season in Claire Lindner. Lindner comes to Tech after four seasons as a member of the Stony Brook coaching staff. Don Hardcastle will serve as TTU’s graduate assistant coach, after serving as a team manager and student assistant for the last three seasons.

Newcomers The Golden Eagles boast seven freshmen to open the 2011 season that will be relied upon to contribute as the season moves along. Tech signed four players in the offseason to take the spots of the four graduating seniors last season. Out of the four signees, Tech signed two outside hitters in Ellen Conti and Sarah Teel, and a pair of middle blockers in Madison Keyes and Christine Maci. The Golden Eagles also welcome three walk-ons this season including Hayli Raines, Courtney Smith and Kelsey Smith. Raines will serve as an outside hitter, while Courtney Smith and Kelsey Smith will stand in as defensive specialists. “We know we’re going to be better in the gym because all of our newcomers have played year-round,” Blair said. “Our goal was to add the best level of players that we could and it looks like several of them could make a contribution early on.”

Returnees The Golden Eagles welcome back three juniors and five sophomores from last season. Representing the junior class will be Madi Comperry, Katrina Dvorken and Kelsey Gray. Dvorken and Gray saw limited time this past season, combining to play in 154 sets. Gray was named to the Preseason all-OVC team for her efforts last season. During her sophomore campaign, Gray led the team in total blocks with 126, which ranked second in the OVC. Gray also tallied 270 kills and was named the OVC Defensive Player of the Week. Tech also welcomes back five sophomores including a pair of OVC all-Newcomer Team members in Allison May and Natalie Penrod. May played in all 119 sets last season and led the team in digs with 535. May tallied 20 digs in a match eight times, including a career-high 36 against Eastern Illinois. Penrod finished her freshman slate with 268 kills, which ranked third on the team last season. Penrod also added 121 digs and 43 total blocks to her ledger. “The fact that three of our returnees have been recognized by the conference is indicative of the quality of players we have,” Blair said. “We will look for our returnees to be ready to go from day one.” Ashleigh Hancock, Elise Robertson and Lauren Stiles round out the sophomore class. Robertson, who played in 114 sets

Sophomore Natalie Penrod

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Madi

Comperry

Jr • 5-9 • S Tampa, Fla. Sickles HS Pinellas Heat Elite

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In 2010 (Sophomore):

Madi played in 92 sets during 28 matches...finished fourth on the team in digs with 147...dished out 33 assists and accounted for 12 of the team’s service aces...posted at least 10 digs in five matches, including a career-high 11 against Austin Peay (11/19).

In 2009 (Freshman):

Madi participated in 43 sets over 21 matches…finished second on the team in assists with 76…recorded 18 digs, an assist and an ace…recorded a career-high 14 assists vs. Toledo (9/12).

Prep Highlights:

Madi collected three letters in volleyball at Sickles High School under coaches Rob Brashear and her mother Diane Comperry...first-team all-conference selection as a senior and team MVP...setter for her club team which finished second at the 2009 Mideast Qualifier to earn a spot in the 2009 U.S. Junior Olympic Championships where the team finished third...guided Sickles to the district round of the state tournament as a junior and senior.

Personal File:

Madi is the daughter of John and Diane Comperry...full name is Madison Paige Comperry...born on June 10, 1991...majoring in housing and design.

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Madi’s Career Highs Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

1 1 14 11 2 1

at Murray State, 10/2/10 vs. Austin Peay, 11/19/10 vs. Toledo, 9/12/09 vs. Austin Peay. 11/19/10 at Southeast Missouri, 10/8/10 vs. Jacksonville State, 11/18/10

Madi’s Career Stats Year SP K E TA K/S Pct. A SA SE SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB 2009 43 1 1 4 0.02 .000 76 1 5 0.02 18 0.42 0 0 0 2010 92 1 1 7 0.01 .000 33 12 21 0.13 147 1.60 0 1 1 TOTALS 135 2 2 11 0.01 .000 109 13 26 0.10 165 1.22 0 1 1 2011 F TENNESSEE TECH VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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Katrina

DVORKEN

Jr • 6-3 • MB Ridgewood, N.J. Ridgewood HS team digs

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In 2010 (Sophomore):

Katrina played in 21 matches for a total of 62 sets...she tallied 30 kills, 28 total blocks and six digs...matched her career-high with five total blocks against Eastern Kentucky (10/23).

In 2009 (Freshman):

Katrina started in four matches and saw action in 64 sets…posted 28 kills, 22 total blocks, eight digs and seven assists…led the team with a .264 hitting percentage…recorded career-highs with seven kills vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/14) and five blocks against Murray State (9/26).

Prep Highlights:

Katrina was a three-year starter at Ridgewood High School, serving as a team captain both her junior and senior seasons... played club with Team Digs, helping lead the team to the GEVA Regional Championship...also participated in the U.S. Junior Olympic Championships.

Personal File:

The daughter of Greg and Josie Dvorken...full name is Katrina May Dvorken...born January 9, 1991...majoring in elementary education.

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Katrina’s Career Highs Kills 7 Total Attempts 15 Assists 2 Digs 2 Blocks 5

vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/14/09 vs. Murray State, 9/26/09 vs. Southeast Missouri, 11/13/10 vs. Southeast Missouri, 11/13/10 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 10/23/10

Katrina’s Career Stats Year SP K E TA K/S Pct. A SA SE SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB 2009 64 28 9 72 0.44 .264 7 0 1 0.00 8 0.12 2 23 25 2010 62 30 17 108 0.48 .120 5 0 0 0.00 6 0.10 9 19 28 TOTALS 126 58 28 180 0.46 .178 12 0 1 0.00 14 0.11 11 42 53 2011 F TENNESSEE TECH VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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Kelsey

gray

Jr • 6-2 • MB newark, ohio newark HS Central Ohio

9 2009 OVC all-Newcomer Team OVC Defensive Player of the Week 2011 all-OVC Preseason Team

In 2010 (Sophomore):

Kelsey was one of two Golden Eagles to play in all 119 sets last season... led the team in total blocks with 126 (1.06 bps), which ranked second in the OVC...finished third on the team in kills with 270, while posting a teamleading .259 hitting percentage...named the OVC Defensive Player of the Week (10/18) after posting 10 total blocks against Jacksonville State (10/15)...recorded a career-high 16 kills against Murray State (11/5).

In 2009 (Freshman):

Kelsey was one of three Golden Eagles to start in all 28 matches and 112 sets…led the team in total blocks with 122 (1.09 bps) which ranked fourth in the OVC…led all newcomers with 198 kills (1.77 kps)…posted 33 digs, four assists and one service ace…recorded a career-high 15 kills vs. Southeast Missouri (9/18) and a career-high 11 total blocks against Murray State (11/19)…named to the OVC all-newcomer team.

Prep Highlights:

A four-year starter for coach Ruth Sunkle at Newark High School, Kelsey was named all-conference four times and all-state as a senior...two times her team MVP, she led Newark in kills three seasons and earned OCC-Ohio Division Player of the Year honors her senior season...set the school record for kills in a match with 34...also played club for Central Ohio Volleyball Club where she helped the team to a first place finish at the U.S. Junior Olympic Championships silver division as a freshman...member of the AAU National Tournament All-Star Team as a junior.

Personal File:

The daughter of Raymond Gray and Paul and Dee Walter...full name is Kelsey Renae Gray...born August 21,1991...majoring in nutrition.

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Kelsey’s Career Highs Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

15 34 1 4 1 11

vs. Southeast Missouri, 9/18/09 vs. Southeast Missouri, 9/18/09 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/30/09 vs. Lipscomb, 8/29/09 vs. Louisville, 9/11/09 vs. Murray State, 11/19/09

Kelsey’s Career Stats Year SP K E TA K/S Pct. A SA SE SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB 2009 112 198 65 526 1.77 .253 4 1 5 0.01 33 0.29 26 96 122 2010 119 270 78 741 2.27 .259 5 11 12 0.09 83 0.70 41 85 126 TOTALS 231 468 143 1267 2.03 .257 9 12 17 0.05 116 0.50 67 181 248 2 0 1 1 F T E N N E S S E E T E C H V O L L E Y B A L L M E D I A G U I D E 11


Ashleigh

Hancock

so • 5-10 • S Richmond, New Zealand waimea college South Island Team

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In 2010 (Freshman):

Ashleigh finished second on the team in assists with 58, while playing in 26 sets...posted a career-high 17 assists against Eastern Kentucky (10/23)... tallied 14 digs, two kills and two aces.

Prep Highlights:

Earned four letters as a setter at Waimea Bay College (high school in New Zealand) as a setter...led her team to a national title in 2009 where she was named the most Valuable Player...from 2007-09 Ashleigh was selected to the South Island Team and was named a team captain in 2009...named to both the New Zealand under 17 and New Zealand Junior Women’s team in 2008 and took part in the Junior Asian Championships in Taiwan...competed against the Australian Junior Women’s team in 2009.

Personal File:

The daughter of Blue and Wendy Hancock...full name is Ashleigh Louise Hancock...born August 18, 1991...majoring in human ecology.

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Ashleigh’s Career Highs Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces

1 4 17 4 1

at Samford, 9/4/10 at Samford, 9/4/10 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 10/23/10 at Clemson, 8/28/10 vs. Jacksonville, 8/28/10

Ashleigh’s Career Stats Year SP K E TA K/S Pct. A SA SE SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB 2010 26 2 2 7 0.08 .000 58 2 6 0.08 14 0.54 0 0 0 TOTALS 26 2 2 7 0.08 .000 58 2 6 0.08 14 0.54 0 0 0 2011 F TENNESSEE TECH VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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Allison

May

Louisville, Ky. Assumption HS KIVA

2010 OVC all-Newcomer Team

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In 2010 (Freshman):

Allison was one of two Golden Eagles to play in all 119 sets...she led the team in digs with 535, which ranked seventh in the OVC...she tallied at least 20 digs in a match eight times, including a career-high 36 against Eastern Illinois (10/9)...finished second on the team in service aces with 30...named to the OVC all-newcomer team.

Prep Highlights:

Allison earned two letters as a defensive specialist at Assumption High School...named the Most Valuable Passer in 2006 and was named to the regional all-tournament team in 2009 after winning the district championship... at the club level, she played for KIVA and helped her team to the 2009 JVDA National Championship.

Personal File:

The daughter of Tim and Julie May of Louisville, Ky...full name is Allison Taylor May...born May 27, 1992...majoring in nursing.

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Allison’s Career Highs Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces

1 5 3 36 5

vs. Austin Peay, 11/19/10 at Samford, 9/4/10 vs. Jacksonville State, 11/18/10 at Eastern Illinois, 10/9/10 vs. Murray State, 11/5/10

Allison’s Career Stats Year SP 2010 119 TOTALS 119

K E TA K/S Pct. A SA SE SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB 6 10 41 0.05 -.098 16 30 28 0.25 535 4.50 0 0 0 6 10 41 0.05 -.098 16 30 28 0.25 535 4.50 0 0 0

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Natalie

Penrod

alexandria, Ky. campbell county HS nkyvc

2010 OVC all-Newcomer Team

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In 2010 (Freshman):

Natalie played in 114 sets during her freshman season, and all but one of Tech’s 31 matches...she led all Tech freshmen in kills with 268 for an average of 2.35 kills per set...recorded at least 10 kills in 12 matches including a career-high 16 against Southeast Missouri (11/13)...one of six Golden Eagles to tally more than 100 digs with 121 including a career-high 12 against Northwestern State (9/3)...added 43 total blocks and 11 service aces...one of two Golden Eagles named to the OVC all-newcomer team.

Prep Highlights:

A four-year starter and outside hitter for Campbell County High School, Natalie served as a team captain and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2009...helped her team to four straight district titles and four regional second-place finishes from 2006-09...named to the 2009 NKY athletic conference All-Star Team and the 2009 Region 10 Player of the Year...club team won the Ohio Valley regiona...earned Scholar-Athlete awards from 2006-09.

Personal File:

The daughter of Jeffrey and Connie Penrod...full name is Natalie Marie Penrod...born October 22, 1991...majoring in marketing

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Natalie’s Career Highs Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

16 57 1 12 2 4

vs. Southeast Missouri, 11/13/10 vs. Southeast Missouri, 11/13/10 vs. Murray State, 11/2/10 vs. Northwestern State, 9/3/10 vs. Jacksonville State, 11/18/10 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/15/10

Natalie’s Career Stats Year SP K E TA K/S Pct. 2010 114 268 128 904 2.35 .155 TOTALS 114 268 128 904 2.35 .155

A SA SE SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB 4 11 20 0.10 121 1.06 7 36 43 4 11 20 0.10 121 1.06 7 36 43

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Elise

robertsion

So • 6-2 • MB strongsville, ohio strongsville HS Cleveland vb company

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In 2010 (Freshman):

Elise finished her freshman season with 100 kills, while playing in 114 sets...posted a career-high seven kills against Albany (8/27) and Western Kentucky (9/11)...tallied 56 total blocks including a season-high six against Eastern Illinois (10/9).

Prep Highlights:

A two-sport athlete at Strongsville High School, Elise earned three letters in volleyball as a middle blocker and two letters in basketball as a center...named first-team all-district and all-conference in 2009...helped her team to sectional championships from 2006-09...earned a 2008 all-district and all-conference Honorable Mentions...named Best Offensive Player in 2008.

Personal File:

The daughter of David and Teresa Robertson...full name is Elizabeth Michelle Robertson...born November 1, 1991...majoring in exercise science.

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Elise’s Career Highs Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Blocks

7 18 1 2 6

at Western Kentucky, 9/11/10 at Tennessee State, 10/29/10 at Southeast Missouri, 10/8/10 at Samford, 9/4/10 at Eastern Illinois, 10/9/10

Elise’s Career Stats Year SP K E TA K/S Pct. 2010 114 100 68 272 0.88 .118 TOTALS 114 100 68 272 0.88 .118

A SA SE SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB 3 0 0 0.00 9 0.08 13 56 69 3 0 0 0.00 9 0.08 13 56 69

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Lauren

stiles

So • 5-8 • s kodak, tenn. knoxville catholic HS tennessee valley

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In 2010 (Freshman):

Saw action in six sets and recorded three digs.

Prep Highlights:

A four-time letter winner at Knoxville Catholic High School, Lauren served as a setter for her team...was named the 2009 coSetter of the Year in her region and earned a 2007 Texas Roadhouse Player of the Week award...helped team to three district titles from 2006-08 as well as a second place finish in state in 2007 and a third place finish in 2008.

Personal File:

The daughter of Jeff and Amy Stiles...full name is Lauren Danielle Stiles...born July 20, 1992...majoring in nursing.

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Lauren’s Career Stats Year SP K E TA K/S Pct. A SA SE SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB 2010 6 0 0 0 0.00 .000 0 0 0 0.00 3 0.50 0 0 0 TOTALS 6 0 0 0 0.00 .000 0 0 0 0.00 3 0.50 0 0 0 2011 F TENNESSEE TECH VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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Ellen

conti

fr • 6-0 • oh grove city, ohio grove city HS elite

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Prep Highlights:

A native of Grove City, Ohio, Conti was a four-year starter for the varsity volleyball program at Grove City High School...she was named the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player her freshman year and was named the team’s MVP her sophomore season... as a junior, Conti was named a team captain and was named to the second team all-Ohio Capital Conference...a year later as a senior, she was named first team all-Ohio Capital Conference and first team all-district...she also played three seasons of varsity basketball in which she was named second team all-Ohio Capital Conference her junior season...her accolades were not confined to the courts as shexcelled in the classroom as well...a National Honor Society member, she was also named a Scholar Athlete all four years at Grove City High School and received the Ohio Capital Conference Leadership award.

Personal File:

Ellen is the daughter of Antonio and Linda Conti...born January 6, 1993...full name Ellen Marie Conti...enrolled in general curriculum.

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Madison

keyes

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A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Keyes spent four seasons as a member of the Sycamore volleyball team, three of which she started in...she led her team in blocks her sophomore and junior seasons...during her senior season she led her team in kills and finished second in blocks, en route to being named second team all-conference...during her junior and senior seasons, her team finished second in the Greater Miami Conference..she was also a three-year varsity track and field athlete and led her team in the high jump event her sophomore and junior seasons en route to being named third team all-conference her junior season... she also participated in the 100 and 200-meter dashes.

Personal File:

Madison is the daughter of Michael and Wendy Keyes...born September 23, 1993...full name Madison Aleen E. Keyes...majoring in nursing

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Christine

maci

fr • 6-0 • MB Fishers, Ind. Cathedral HS team indiana

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A native of Fishers, Ind., Maci played four seasons of volleyball at Cathedral High School under head coach Jean Kesterson... she also played three seasons for the Munciana club team and was a member of Team Indiana under coaches Sara Marshall and Dave Englert...a two-time all-city selection in 2009 and 2010, Maci helped her team to a state championship her sophomore season in 2008...she was also named second-team all-state in 2010, and helped her team receive the national Catholic Team of the Year award.

Personal File:

Christine is the daughter of Jon and Jan Maci...full name Christine Michelle Maci...born December 28, 1992...majoring in civil engineering.

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Hayli

raines

Choo choo city

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Hayli played four seasons of volleyball at Soddy Daisy, earning several awards including the freshman and sophomore awards, as well as the team’s MVP award…she accumulated more than 600 kills and 400 digs during her senior season at Soddy Daisy and earned all-state honors…she also helped her team to district, region and substate championships.

Personal File:

Hayli is the daughter of Richard and Franci Raines…born August 16, 1993…full name Hayli Shay Raines…majoring in engineering.

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Courtney

smith

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Courtney played four seasons as a libero on the Karns varsity volleyball team under coach Kynette Williams…she helped her team to state appearances in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and received All-American honors.

Personal File:

Courtney is the daughter of Randy and Kim Smith…born April 9, 1993…full name Courtney Rae Smith…majoring in nursing.

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Kelsey

Smith

tri-cities extreme

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Kelsey served as an outside hitter and a defensive specialist under coach Wendy Ratliff for the Sullivan South volleyball team… she helped her team to a pair of first-place conference finishes in 2009 and 2010.

Personal File:

Kelsey is the daughter of Kirk and Trish Smith…born December 12, 1992…full name Kelsey Lenn Smith…majoring in nutrition.

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Sarah

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Sarah earned three letters as a member of the Cy-Fair High School varsity volleyball team...playing primarily as an outside hitter or as a defensive specialist, Teel finished her career at Cy-Fair in the top 10 in both kills and service aces, while playing for head coach Donna Benotti...she was named team captain in 2010, and earned several other accolades including being named all-district and to the Cy-Fair all-tournament team...excelled in the classroom, being named academic all-district during her final two seasons...spent four seasons as a member of the Texas Tornados volleyball club team under coach James Fuller, and was a member of the Willowbrook club team under head coach Chris Burke.

Personal File:

Sarah is the daughter of Dennis and Joan Teel...born December 14, 1992...full name Sarah Kathryn Teel...majoring in civil engineering.

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O h i o v a l l e y c o n f e re n c e

From left: Beth DeBauche, Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner; Brad Walker, Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer; Jennifer Gibbs, Assistant Commissioner for Championships; Kyle Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations; Brian Pulley, Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs; Matthew Banker, Assistant Commissioner for Institutional Services; Heather Brown, Director of Media Relations.

Entering its 64th year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. In May 2011 the Conference expanded for the second time in four years, adding Belmont University which will begin competition in the 2012-13 academic year. The addition of Belmont will give the OVC 12 members, the most the league has had at one time in its illustrious history. The move added a second team in the city of Nashville and was the first addition to the league since Southern Illinois University Edwardsville joined in 2008. SIUE will begin regular season competition this season (2011-12) and be eligible for postseason the same year Belmont joins the league. The 2009-10 school year saw a change in leadership as Beth DeBauche was named the seventh full-time Commissioner in league history on July 28. She is currently one of just five females to be the head of a Division I conference, and one of just eight to lead a Division I conference all-time. The last three commissioners of the OVC have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the Mid-American Conferences. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. Discussions were put on hold by World War II but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville merged to form the OVC. Tennessee Tech joined the OVC the following year. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially, breaking racial barriers to providde educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. Through the past 63 years, 15 teams have won or shared the league’s football title. The list is led by Eastern Kentucky, winner of 20 outright or shared football crowns, including both the 2007 and 2008 championships. Former member Middle Tennessee is next with 11 titles, followed by Tennessee Tech with nine. The first Division I-AA/FCS football playoff was held in 1978 with only four teams, which is the only year through present day that the OVC did not field a playoff representative. In the late 1970s, women’s athletics began somewhat of a rebirth on the national scene as the NCAA began sponsoring and marketing women’s sports. Recognizing the need to provide increased opportunities for female athletes, the OVC established women’s championships in the sports of basketball, tennis and track in 1977, with cross country and volley-

ball added over the next four years. Those sports were initially governed by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), but the overall strength of women’s programs in the league was demonstrated by the automatic bids the OVC instantly received when the NCAA became the governing body in 1982. The playing field is not the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic Achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. Since the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) Academic All-America program began, the Ohio Valley Conference has had 202 student-athletes honored with the award, including 35 over the last three years. Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership

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role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC implemented a first-of-its-kind “Sportsmanship Statement,” a policy which promotes principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one’s opponent. The statement has become a model for others to follow across the nation, and has answered the challenge of the NCAA Presidents Commission to improve sportsmanship in collegiate athletics. Additionally, the OVC annually presents the Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award, in honor of the former Morehead State student-athlete, coach and athletics director, to a junior or senior student-athlete with significant athletic contributions who best exemplifies the characteristics of sportsmanship and citizenship. Most recently, the Conference has also implemented the OVC Institutional and Team Sportsmanship Awards, which are presented to one institution and 18 sportspecific teams voted by their peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the Ohio Valley Conference prepares for the future. One example is in regard to the current trend in collegiate athletics administration for increased involvement of university presidents in setting policies and making rules. The presidents of OVC institutions, however, have always governed the Conference, long before presidential governance became a national theme. The Ohio Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin. Belmont University will become the league’s 12th member on July 1, 2012.

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Golden Eagle head coach John Blair

lenge to win within the conference. “It’s going to be the most competitive College: University of Tennessee (1976) race in all the years I’ve B.A. in Education coached,” said Blair. Year at Tennessee Tech: Ninth year ”The top eight will battle Coaching Experience (Record: 373-501) all season.” Tennessee Tech University: During his time at Head Coach — 2003-Present (99-140) TTU, Blair’s players have University of Mississippi: amassed numerous Head Coach — 1986-2001 (218-282) awards including 11 allUniversity of Tennessee: OVC awards, five all-OVC Assistant Coach — 1983-85 Tournament awards, University of Illinois: six all-OVC Newcomer Assistant Coach — 1979 awards, as well as an Head Coach — 1980-82 (56-79) OVC Player of the Year, Born: November 18, 1950 Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year awards. Blair’s players have also excelled in the classroom as they John Blair enters his ninth season with the Golden have earned one Academic All-American and four Academic Eagles coming off a 2010 season that was full of ups and downs. All-District IV awards as well as 61 OVC Commissioner’s Honor The Golden Eagles started the season 2-12, but were able to Roll awards during his time at TTU. find their rhythm and finish with a 9-8 record the rest of the Blair coached at the University of Mississippi for 16 years way to bring their 2010 record to 11-20 with an 8-10 OVC record. prior to coming to Tennessee Tech. As the Rebel’s winningest Their second half surge helped TTU reach the OVC Tournament coach, Blair coached six all-Southeastern Conference players. for the fourth straight season under Blair, as the Golden Eagles With 12 SEC tournament appearances to his credit while at Ole advanced to the OVC Tournament semi-finals. Miss, Blair brought with him a proven ability to win. During the 2010 season, Blair earned his 59th OVC In his tenure at Mississippi, he had an impressive 70 SEC victory when the Golden Eagles defeated Jacksonville State on Academic Honor Roll students and four earned Academic AllNovember 18. Blair now has 373 wins after 27 years as a head America Honors. coach, including 99 career wins at Tennessee Tech, making him Blair served three seasons as assistant volleyball coach the third winningest coach in program history. at the University of Tennessee. While with the Lady Vols, he Blair has enjoyed great success within the OVC over helped UT capture SEC titles in 1983 and 1984. the past four seasons where the Golden Eagles have a com Blair, 60 , also served as head coach at the University of Ilbined record of 42-32, but he admits that it is always a challinois from 1980 through 1982, after spending one season as an assistant coach for the Illini. His 1980 Illinois team participated Milestone Career Victories: in the AIAW National Championship Tournament. A native of Knoxville, Blair earned his bachelor’s degree 1st Career win: Northern Illinois 3-2 (1980) in education from Tennessee in 1976. He played volleyball for 25th Career Win: Illinois State 3-2 (1981) 50th Career Win: Minnesota 3-2(1982) the Volunteers under coach Bud Fields, who led the team to a 75th Career win: McNeese State 3-0 (1986) ninth-place finish in the open nationals in 1976. He competed 100th Career Win: US International 3-2 (1989) in the World University Games in 1973 and was a member of 150th Career Win: Mississippi State 3-1 (1991) the United States training team for the Pan Am Games in 1974 200th Career Win: Louisiana Tech 3-1 (1996) 250th Career Win: Auburn 3-1 (2000) and the U.S. National training team in 1975. 300th Career Win: IUPUI 3-2 (2005) In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Blair 350th Career Win: UT Martin 3-1 (2008) coached the South men’s team to a gold medal in 1986 and a 1st TTU victory: Louisiana-Lafayette (2003) bronze medal in 1987 in the U.S. Olympic Festival and led the 1st OVC victory: Eastern Illinois (2003) Texas Stars USA Volleyball team to the 1996 championship in 25th OVC victory: UT Martin (2005) the men’s master’s division. 50th OVC victory: Jacksonville State (2008)

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. Blair vs. the OVC

.All-Time Coaching Records Coach (Total Years) Sharon Bilbrey (15) Jennie Gilbert (8) John Blair (8) Tina Buckles (2) Marynell Meadors (1) Judy Murray (1)

Years 1979-93 1994-02 2003-Present 1976-77 1975 1978

Record 279-252 126-130 99-140 48-39 25-15 9-22

Austin Peay......................................................9-9 Eastern Illinois...............................................14-9 Eastern Kentucky...........................................5-9 Jacksonville State..................................... 10-10 Morehead State............................................3-14 Murray State....................................................9-8 SIU Edwardsville.............................................0-0 Southeast Missouri.......................................9-9 Tennessee State.............................................7-6 *Tennessee Tech............................................2-0 UT Martin........................................................12-5 * faced the Golden Eagles while coaching at Ole Miss

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Golden Eagle assistant coach Claire Lindner College: Stony Brook University (2008) M.A. in Education (2008) B.A. in History (2007) Year at Tennessee Tech: First year Coaching Experience: Tennessee Tech University: Assistant Coach — 2011-Present Stony Brook University: Assistant Coach — 2007-2010

A four-year member of the Stony Brook volleyball coaching staff, Claire Lindner has been named the Tennessee Tech assistant volleyball coach, rounding out head coach John Blair’s coaching staff. “This is a great opportunity for me to work under coach Blair,” Lindner said. “The conference and the school have a good tradition and it will be a good learning experience.” A native of Northport, N.Y., Lindner attended Stony Brook University, where she received her Master of Arts in education, along with an advanced graduate certificate in coaching in 2008. “I coached a bunch in college and right before graduation I realized that I wanted to continue coaching,” Lindner said. “I just couldn’t stay away from athletics.” For the past four seasons, Lindner has been a mem-

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ber of the Stony Brook coaching staff that saw the Seawolves compile a 24-8 record in 2007, while finishing in first place in the America East Conference during the regular season with an 11-1 mark. “The first thing I noticed was that she made a commitment to volleyball and to coaching,” Blair said. “She will have great input into the libero position, being a for-

mer libero herself.” As a member of the Stony Brook staff, Lindner was responsible for several different matters, including film exchange, recruitment, opponent scouting and defensive training and strategy. Lindner has also served as the head coach/club director of the Long Island Volleyball Academy since 2004. She was responsible for the day-to-day operations and coordinated all of the summer camps and position clinics. Before becoming a coach at Stony Brook, Lindner played four seasons as a libero for the Seawolves from 2003-06. She was named a team captain for her final two seasons and the team’s MVP in 2006. She also served as the team’s representative to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from 2005-07.

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Golden Eagle Graduate Assistant Don Hardcastle College: Tennessee Tech (2011) B.A. in Accounting (2011) Year at Tennessee Tech: Fourth year Coaching Experience: Tennessee Tech University: Graduate Assistant — 2011-Present Manager/Student Assistant — 2008-2010

Don Hardcastle begins his first year as the Tennessee Tech graduate assistant coach, after spending the last three seasons as the team’s manager and a student-assistant. “He’s been a student-assistant, a manager and now we’re excited to have him be our graduate assistant coach,” head coach John Blair said. “He will carry more responsibility and round out our staff nicely.” A native of Johnson City, Tenn., Hardcastle recently completed his four undergrad in accounting, and will continue towards his MBA. “It’s a great opportunity to take on more of a coaching role,” Hardcastle said. “I have a growing love for the sport and would love to keep on coaching.” In 2009, Hardcastle co-founded the men’s volleyball club team at Tennessee Tech and has served as a player/

coach since the club’s inception. Hardcastle attended high school at Providence Academy (Johnson City) where he played four seasons of basketball as a small forward. He also competed in one season of cross country. Hardcastle has also helped out at several volleyball camps, including the Volley Performance camps in Atlanta and several of the TTU volleyball clinics over the past few years. He has also participated in volleyball camps at Clemson University, along with former TTU graduate assistant Kelsey Murphy.

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2011 opponents ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES ( Arkansas State leads series 2-1)

9/2 in Nashville — Location: Jonesboro, Ark. — Conference: Sun Belt — Head Coach: Justin Ingram — 2010 record: 17-12, 11-5 — Volleyball Contact: Katey Buckley — SID Phone: (870)-972-2541 — E-mail: kathryn.buckley@small.astate.edu — Web: www.astateredwolves.com

AUSTIN PEAY LADY GOVS (Tech leads series 48-24)

10/1 in Cookeville, 10/28 in Clarksville — Location: Clarksville, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Hayley Janicek — 2010 record: 26-8, 14-4 — Volleyball Contact: Cody Bush — SID Phone: (931) 221-7561 — E-mail: bushc@apsu.edu — Web: www.apsugovernors.com

BELMONT BRUINS (Tech leads series 10-2)

9/6 in Nashville — Location: Nashville, Tenn. — Conference: Atlantic Sun — Head Coach: Deane Webb — 2010 record: 14-15, 7-3 — Volleyball Contact: Megan Wilson — SID Phone: (615) 460-8023 — E-mail: megan.wilson@belmont.edu — Web: www.belmontbruins.com

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (TTU leads series 6-4) 8/27 in Atlanta — Location: Atlanta, Ga.. — Conference: Atlantic Coast — Head Coach: Tonya Johnson — 2010 record: 18-14, 11-9 — Volleyball Contact: Seth Gerard — SID Phone: (404) 894-5445 — E-mail: sgerard@athletics.gatech.edu — Web: www.ramblinwreck.com

EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS (Tech leads series 21-7)

9/10-11 in Chattanooga — Location: Johnson City, Tenn. — Conference: Atlantic Sun — Head Coach: Lindsey Devine — 2010 record: 26-9, 7-3 — Volleyball Contact: Ryan Dunn — SID Phone: (423) 439-8212 — E-mail: etsusportsinfo@etsu.edu — Web: www.etsubucs.com

EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS (EIU leads series 17-14) 10/15 in Cookevile, 11/4 in Charleston — Location: Charleston, Ill. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Kate Price — 2010 record: 15-16, 7-11 — Volleyball Contact: Bart Rettberg — SID Phone: (217) 581-6408 — E-mail: bvrettberg@eiu.edu — Web: www.eiupanthers.com

EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS (EKU leads series 45-19) 10/8 in Richmond, 11/11 in Cookeville — Location: Richmond, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Lori Duncan — 2010 record: 11-18, 9-9 — Volleyball Contact: Kevin Britton — SID Phone: (859) 622-2006 — E-mail: kevin.britton@eku.edu — Web: www.ekusports.com

JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS (JSU leads series 10-8)

9/13 in Jacksonville, 10/4 in Cookeville — Location: Jacksonville, Ala. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Rick Nold — 2010 record: 16-14, 11-7 — Volleyball Contact: Josh Underwood — SID Phone: (256) 782-5915 — E-mail: underwood@jsu.edu — Web: www.jsugamecocksports.com

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS (First meeting)

8/27 in Atlanta — Location: Manhattan, Kan. — Conference: Big 12 — Head Coach: Suzie Fritz — 2010 record: 12-19, 6-14 — Contact: David Wiechmann — SID Phone: (785) 532-7976 — E-mail: dwiech@ksu.edu — Web: www.kstatesports.com

LIPSCOMB LADY BISONS (Series tied 3-3)

9/2 in Nashville — Location: Nashville, Tenn. — Conference: Atlantic Sun — Head Coach: Brandon Rosenthal — 2010 record: 24-7, 10-0 — Volleyball Contact: Mark McGee — SID Phone: (615) 966-5862 — E-mail: mark.mcgee@lipscomb.edu — Web: www.lipscombsports.com

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2011 opponents LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (Louisville leads series 8-0)

8/26 in Atlanta — Location: Louisville, Ky. — Conference: Big East — Head Coach: Anne Kordes — 2010 record: 23-8, 12-2 — Volleyball Contact: Nancy Worley — SID Phone: (502) 852-0113 — E-mail: nasmit01@gwise.louisville.edu — Web: www.uoflsports.com

MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES (MSU leads series 51-17)

10/7 in Morehead, 11/12 in Cookeville — Location: Morehead, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Jaime Gordon — 2010 record: 25-8, 17-1 — Volleyball Contact: Matt Schabert — SID Phone: (606) 783-2556 — E-mail: m.schabert@moreheadstate.edu — Web: www.msueagles.com

MURRAY STATE RACERS (MUR leads series 27-25)

9/23 in Murray, 10/22 in Cookeville — Location: Murray, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: David Schwepker — 2010 record: 15-17, 9-9 — Contact: Teri LaJeunesse — SID Phone: (270) 809-3351 — E-mail: teri.lajuenesse@murraystate.edu — Web: www.goracers.com

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI REDHAWKS (SEMO leads series 33-9) 9/24 in Cape Girardeau, 10/21 in Cookeville — Location: Cape Girardeau, Mo. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Renata Nowacki — 2010 record: 7-22, 4-14 — Volleyball Contact: Nick Seeman — SID Phone: (573) 651-2937 — E-mail: nseeman@semo.edu — Web: www.gosoutheast.com

SIU EDWARDSVILLE COUGARS (First meeting)

10/14 in Cookeville, 11/5 in Edwardsville — Location: Edwardsville, Ill. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Mallory Clements — 2010 record: 14-15, 0-0 — Volleyball Contact: Eric Hess — SID Phone: (618) 650-3608 — E-mail: ehess@siue.edu — Web: www.siuecougars.com

TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS (Tech leads series 34-7)

9/30 in Cookeville, 10/29 in Nashville — Location: Nashville, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Kathy Roulhac — 2010 record: 9-18, 7-11 — Volleyball Contact: Zekeya Anderson — SID Phone: (615) 963-1867 — E-mail: zanderson01@tnstate.edu — Web: www.tsutigers.com

UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS (Tech leads series 5-0)

9/9 in Chattanooga — Location: Asheville, N.C. — Conference: Big South — Head Coach: Kellen Petrone — 2010 record: 19-12, 11-5 — Volleyball Contact: Matt Pellegrin — SID Phone: (828) 251-6931 — E-mail: mpellegr@unca.edu — Web: www.uncabulldogs.com

UNC CHARLOTTE 49ERS (Tech leads series 3-1)

10/18 in Nashville — Location: Charlotte, N.C.. — Conference: Atlantic 10 — Head Coach: Chris Redding — 2010 record: 16-15, 7-8 — Volleyball Contact: Ryan Rose — SID Phone: (704) 687-6312 — E-mail: ryan.rose@uncc.edu — Web: www.charlotte49ers.com

UT CHATTANOOGA LADY MOCS (Tech leads series 26-8)

9/10 in Chattanooga — Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. — Conference: Southern — Head Coach: Travis Filar — 2010 record: 12-20, 7-9 — Volleyball Contact: Nate Blythe — SID Phone: (423) 425-2116 — E-mail: nate-blythe@mocs.utc.edu — Web: www.gomocs.com

UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS (Tech leads series 36-18)

9/16 in Cookeville, 10/18 in Martin — Location: Martin, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Darren McClure — 2010 record: 6-24, 4-14 — Volleyball Contact: Joe Lofaro — SID Phone: (731) 881-7632 — E-mail: jlofaro@utm.edu — Web: www.utmsports.com

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2010 season in review

Golden Eagles advance to OVC semi-finals Melchiorre’s mark of 1,662 kills. Meffert finished her career at Only one team from the Ohio Valley Conference can really Tech with 1,734 kills. end its season the way it wants to, and even though the 2010 With a mark of 8-10 in OVC play, the Golden Eagles adGolden Eagles squad may not have had the ending it desired, vanced to their fourth straight OVC Tournament where they many positives can be taken from last season. were slated to take on No. 3 Jacksonville State in the opening Just as the year before, the Golden Eagles went through round. some growing pains in non-conference play, as they managed “Our goal was to get to the tournament and we got there a 2-9 record with wins against Belmont and Northwestern with momentum,” Blair said. “Drawing Jacksonville State in State, while starting three freshmen in each match during that the first round was helpful because I felt we matched up with stretch. them well.” “Early on we were battling injuries and illness,” head coach John Blair said. “We just didn’t have the level of depth at the start of the season that we wanted.” The Golden Eagles returned to OVC, but the struggles continued as they dropped three matches to Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State and Austin Peay. Unfazed, Tech would then mount its first run of the season, as it took four of its next six matches against Tennessee State, UT Martin, Southeast Missouri and Jacksonville State, to climb back up the OVC standings. “Once we recovered from the injury bug, things started to come together,” Blair said. “Melanie Culp started to settle into her groove and the young players started play at a high level.” Despite the run, the Golden Eagles went through another rough patch, as they dropped their next four matches, two of which came in five sets, to bring Tech’s OVC record to 4-9. Front row, from left: Ashleigh Hancock, Madison Comperry, Kelsey Gray, Elise Robertson, Katrina Dvorken, Natalie Penrod, Allison With their backs to the wall, the Golden May, Lauren Stiles Back row, from left: manager Don Hardcastle, trainer Adrienne Wilson, Melanie Culp, Leah Meffert, Marie Peddicord, Laura Pierce Eagles responded with a four-match winning graduate assistant coach Kelsey Murphy, assistant coach Jess Lane, head coach John Blair streak, including three at home and one on the road against Jacksonville State, to get back in the OVC Tournament. TTU, which had defeated Jacksonville State in its two pre During Tech’s last match of the regular season, Leah Mefvious meetings 3-1, was pushed to the brink as both teams fert became Tech’s all-time kills leader, as she passed Rachel alternated set victories heading into the deciding fifth set. Ahead 6-5 in the fifth set, the Golden Eagles strung together seven straight points, en route to a 15-11 victory to advance From left to right: to the semi-finals to take on Austin Peay Allison May and Natalie Penrod. May and Penrod In the semi-finals, Tech managed to take the opening set were both named to the against the Lady Govs 26-24, but APSU managed to find its OVC all-Newcomer Team form as it took the next three sets, as TTU’s season came to an in 2010. end.

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2010 season in review

Golden Eagles continue to rake in OVC honors Along with making the OVC Tournament for the fourth straight season, the Golden Eagles also kept up one trend; bringing in the individual accolades. Along with advancing to the semi-finals of the OVC Tournament, the players at Tennessee Tech earned a total of seven OVC awards throughout the season including thee Player of the week awards, and four allOVC honors. Leah Meffert padded her already impressive resume as she was named to the all-OVC team for the third straight season. A two-time OVC Offensive Player of the Week in 2010, Meffert led the Golden Eagles in kills with 421 (3.66 kps), which was good enough for second in the OVC. Her 421 kills during her final season at Tech gave her a career-total of 1,734 kills, that surpassed the previous mark of 1,662 kills by Rachel Melchiorre for the all-time kills record at Tech. Leah also led the team in service aces with 34 and finished second on the team in digs 337. Meffert was also named to the OVC all-Tournament Team after posting 46 kills in Tech’s two postseason matches. Meffert was also named the team’s Best Offensive Player. Following a successful freshman campaign, Kelsey Gray did not miss a beat during her sophomore season, as she continued to dominate on the defensive side of the net. Once again, Gray led the team in total blocks with 126, which ranked second in the OVC. Against Jacksonville State, Gray posted a season-high 10 total blocks, en route to being named the OVC Defensive Player of the Week. The 2010 season also saw the Golden Eagles boast a pair of players on the OVC all-Newcomer Team in Allison May and Natalie Penrod. May finished the season with a team-leading 534 digs, which ranked seventh in the OVC. She recorded at least 20 digs in a match nine times in 2010, including a career-high 36 against Eastern Illinois. She was named the team’s Best Defensive Player and received the Coach’s and Heart awards as well. Penrod finished her freshman campaign with 268 kills, which ranked fourth on the team. She posted at least 10 kills in 12 matches last season, including a career-high 16 against

Year 2010 2009 2008

Team Heart Allison May Melanie Culp Melanie Culp

Offensive Leah Meffert Leah Meffert Leah Meffert

Southeast Missouri. For her efforts, Penrod received the team’s Newcomer Award. While the regular season saw great success on the court, the success was just as great off the court as several Golden Eagles were named to the OVC Commissioner’s and TTU Athletic Directors Honor Rolls. Headlined by Marie Peddicord, who earned the team’s Academic award, the Golden Eagles combined for 17 appearances listed below: OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll: Madi Comperry, Kelsey Gray, Ashleigh Hancock, Allison May, Marie Peddicord, Laura Pierce, Elise Robertson and Lauren Stiles. TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Madi Comperry, Kelsey Gray, Ashleigh Hancock, Allison May, Marie Peddicord, Natalie Penrod, Laura Pierce, Elise Robertson and Lauren Stiles.

Individual Honors Leah Meffert

OVC Player of the Year All-OVC First Team (four times) OVC All-Tournament Team (two times) OVC Offensive Player of the Week (four times) Lady Bearcat All-Tournament Team

Kelsey Gray

OVC Defensive Player of the Week Preseason All-OVC Team

Allison May

OVC All-Newcomer Team

Natalie Penrod

OVC All-Newcomer Team

Team Awards

Defensive Allison May Katie Kenline Katie Kenline

Academic Marie Peddicord Teresa Craig Teresa Craig

Coach’s Allison May Marie Peddicord Amanda Lingren

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Newcomer Natalie Penrod Kelsey Gray N/A


vs. all opponents

A Air Force......................................... 0-1 Akron University............................. 8-1 Albany............................................ 0-1 Alabama........................................ 1-2 Alabama A&M................................ 1-0 Alabama-Birmingham................... 4-8 Alabama State............................... 2-0 Appalachian State.......................... 3-5 Arizona........................................... 0-1 Arkansas-Little Rock...................... 1-0 Arkansas State.............. 1-2 Army.............................................. 1-0 Auburn........................................... 0-1 Austin Peay...............48-24 B Ball State........................................ 2-1 Baptist College............................... 1-0 Bellarmine..................................... 2-2 Belmont.......................10-2 Berry College.................................. 1-1 Birmingham-Southern................... 1-0 Boston College............................... 0-1 Bradley........................................... 1-0 Bryan College................................. 2-0 Butler............................................. 0-1 C Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo................ 0-1 Cal-Santa Barbara.......................... 1-0 Cal State-Sacramento.................... 0-1 Campbell University....................... 1-0 Carson-Newman............................ 1-1 Centenary University...................... 1-0 Central Arkansas............................ 0-1 Central Florida................................ 3-1 Central Michigan............................ 0-1 Charleston...................................... 1-0 Cincinnati....................................... 1-5 Clemson......................................... 1-2 Cleveland State.............................. 1-2 Coastal Carolina.............................. 2-0 Colorado......................................... 0-1 College of Charleston..................... 0-1 Columbus College.......................... 2-0 Connecticut.................................... 1-0 Covenant College........................... 3-0

D Davidson........................................ 2-0 Dayton........................................... 1-3 DePaul........................................... 1-0 Drexel............................................. 1-0 E East Carolina.................................. 1-1 East Tennessee State..21-7 Eastern Illinois..........14-17 Eastern Kentucky......19-45 Elon................................................ 1-0 Evansville....................................... 6-4 F Fairleigh Dickinson......................... 1-0 Florida............................................ 0-1 Florida A&M................................... 1-0 Florida International...................... 0-1 Florida State................................... 0-2 Furman.......................................... 2-1 G Georgetown................................... 1-0 Georgia.......................................... 2-9 Georgia State................................. 1-1 Georgia Tech................. 6-4 Guilford.......................................... 1-0 H Holy Cross....................................... 1-0 High Point...................................... 2-0 Huntington College........................ 1-0 I Ilinois-Chicago............................... 0-1 Indiana State.................................. 1-0 Iowa............................................... 0-1 IUPUI.............................................. 1-1 J Jacksonville.................................... 0-1 Jacksonville State.......8-10 James Madison.............................. 0-1 K Kent State...................................... 1-0 Kentucky........................................ 1-9 Kentucky State............................... 1-0

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L Lake City CC.................................... 1-0 Lamar............................................. 0-1 Lambuth........................................ 3-0 Liberty........................................... 1-1 Lipscomb....................... 3-3 Louisiana-Lafayette....................... 1-0 Louisiana-Monroe.......................... 1-0 Louisiana State .............................. 0-2 Louisville....................... 0-8 M Maine............................................. 1-0 Marist............................................. 1-0 Mars Hill College............................ 1-0 Marshall......................................... 2-5 Maryville........................................ 2-0 McNeese State............................... 0-2 Memphis........................................ 7-8 Miami Dade JC............................... 0-1 Miami (Ohio).................................. 0-3 Michigan State............................... 0-2 Middle Tennessee....................... 43-18 Midway College.............................. 1-0 Mississippi...................................... 0-7 Mississippi State............................. 4-3 Mississippi U. for Women............... 1-3 Missouri......................................... 0-2 Morgan State................................. 1-0 Montevallo..................................... 0-1 Morehead State........17-51 Murray State.............25-27 N New Orleans................................... 0-2 Nicholls State................................. 2-0 North Alabama.............................. 4-1 North Carolina................................ 0-1 North Carolina A&T........................ 1-0 North Florida.................................. 0-1 UNC-Asheville............... 5-0 UNC-Charlotte............... 3-1 UNC-Greensboro............................ 1-0 North Carolina State....................... 0-3 North Georgia................................ 2-0 North Texas.................................... 0-1 Northeast Louisiana....................... 1-0 Northern Illinois............................. 0-2 Northern Kentucky......................... 0-4 Northwestern State........................ 1-0

O Ohio University............................... 2-1 Ohio State...................................... 0-2 Oral Roberts................................... 1-0 P Pennsylvania.................................. 0-1 Providence..................................... 1-0 R Robert Morris................................. 1-0 S Samford......................................... 7-4 Sam Houston................................. 0-1 South Alabama.............................. 1-2 South Carolina................................ 0-3 South Florida.................................. 0-2 Southeast Louisiana....................... 2-0 Southeast Missouri.....9-33 Southern Baptist............................ 1-0 Southern Illinois-Carbondale................ 0-2 Southern Methodist....................... 0-1 Southern Mississippi...................... 2-0 Southwestern................................ 4-1 Southwestern Louisiana................. 0-1 Southwest Missouri........................ 0-1 Stephen F. Austin........................... 0-1 Stetson........................................... 1-0 St. Francis (PA)............................... 1-0 Syracuse......................................... 1-1

V Valparaiso...................................... 1-1 Vanderbilt...................................... 2-0 Va. Commonwealth........................ 2-0 Virginia Tech................................... 0-1 W Wake Forest................................... 0-1 Weber State................................... 0-2 Western Carolina............................ 7-4 Western Kentucky........................ 7-18 Western Michigan.......................... 0-1 West Georgia.................................. 2-0 West Virginia.................................. 0-2 Wichita State.................................. 1-0

William & Mary.............................. 2-1 Winthrop........................................ 1-3 Wisconsin-Green Bay..................... 0-1 Wright State................................... 2-2 X Xavier............................................. 1-5 Y Youngstown State.......................... 8-0 The Golden Eagles will face Kansas State and SIU Edwardsville for the first time in the 2011 season.

T Tennessee.................................... 2-26 Tennessee State..........34-7 UT-Chattanooga.........26-8 UT Martin..................36-18 Texas-Pan American....................... 1-0 Toledo............................................ 2-1 Trevecca......................................... 1-0 Troy State....................................... 0-1 Tulane............................................ 0-3 Tulsa............................................... 0-1 U UCLA.............................................. 0-1 University of the South.................. 1-0 Utah State...................................... 0-1 Utah Valley..................................... 0-1 Bold indicates 2011 opponents

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tournament play The Golden Eagles in Tournament Play The Golden Eagles play in different tournaments around the region each year ... Tech has 27 wins in tournament play under coach John Blair. Tech’s results in tournament play under coach John Blair: 2010 at OVC Tournament W 3-2 vs. Jacksonville State L 3-1 vs. Austin Peay 2009 at OVC Tournament (0-1) L 3-1 vs. Murray State 2009 at Louisville (0-3) L 3-1 vs. Louisville L 3-2 vs. Liberty L 3-1 vs. Toledo 2009 at Appalachian State (1-2) L 3-2 vs. North Florida W 3-2 vs. William & Mary L 3-1 vs. Appalachian State 2009 at Tennessee (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Tennessee L 3-0 vs. Lipscomb L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky 2008 hosts OVC (2-0) * W 3-0 vs. Austin Peay W 3-2 vs. Murray State 2008 at Western Kentucky (1-3) L 3-2 vs. Valparaiso L 3-0 vs. Miami (Ohio) W 3-1 vs. Furman L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky 2008 at Ball State (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Purdue W 3-2 vs. Ball State L 3-0 vs. Southern Illinois

2008 at Cincinnati (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Marshall L 3-1 vs. Cincinnati W 3-0 vs. Wright State 2007 at Ohio Valley (1-1) W 3-1 vs. SEMO L 3-2 vs. Morehead State 2007 at Louisville (2-1) W 3-2 vs. Coastal Carolina W 3-1 vs. Memphis L 3-1 vs. Louisville

The Golden Eagles captured the 2008 OVCTournament title and played in the NCAA Championship for the first time since 1997.

2007 at Butler (0-3) L 3-2 vs. Utah Valley L 3-1 vs. Butler L 3-0 vs. Northern Illinois

L 3-1 vs. Middle Tenn.

2007 at UT-Chattanooga (2-1) W 3-2 vs. UT-Chattanooga L 3-0 vs. Missouri State W 3-0 vs. UNC-Asheville 2006 at Cincinnati (1-2) W 3-1 vs. Maine L 3-0 vs. UCLA L 3-0 vs. W. Michigan

2006 at Ohio State (0-2) L 3-0 vs. Ohio State L 3-0 vs. Michigan State 2006 at Western Kentucky (2-1) W 3-2 vs. Appalachian State W 3-2 vs. Ball State L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky 2005 at App. State (2-1) W 3-1 vs. High Point W 3-2 vs. Appy State L 3-0 vs. East Carolina

2006 at Louisville (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Louisville L 3-1 vs. Arizona L 3-0 vs. Dayton

2005 at Middle Tenn. (1-3) L 3-2 vs. IUPUI W 3-0 vs. UT-Martin L 3-0 vs. MCN

2005 at Evansville (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Evansville

W 3-1 vs. Davidson W 3-1 vs. Liberty

L 3-1 vs. Lipscomb W 3-2 vs. IUPUI

2003 at Wake Forest (0-3) L 3-1 vs. SMU L 3-0 vs. Wake Forest L 3-1 vs. Kentucky

2004 at Dayton (1-2) W 3-2 vs. West Virginia L 3-1 vs. Dayton L 3-1 vs. Coastal Carolina

2003 at Memphis (2-1) L 3-0 vs. Memphis W 3-1 vs. Louisiana Lafayette W 3-1 vs. Holy Cross

2004 at Georgia Tech (0-2) L 3-0 vs. Xavier L 3-0 vs. Georgia Tech

2003 at Greensboro (2-2) W 3-1 vs. UNC Greensboro L 3-0 vs. Winthrop L 3-1 vs. UW Green Bay W 3-2 vs. Georgia State * denotes tournament champion

2004 at Liberty (3-0) * W 3-2 vs. William & Mary

All-Tournament Honors Golden Eagle players to earn all-tournament honors since 1994

Kappy Lang

Leah Meffert (4) 2007 - Louisville 2007 - UT-Chattanooga 2008 - Cincinnati 2008 - OVC 2010 - OVC Katie Kenline (4) 2009 - Tennessee 2009 - Appalachian State 2009 - Louisville 2008 - Ball State Teresa Craig (1) 2008 - Western Kentucky Amanda Lindgren (2) 2007 - UT-Chattanooga 2008 - OVC Caitlin Bullock (1) 2007 - Louisville Kappy Lang (3) 2005 - Evansville

2007 - OVC 2008 - OVC (MVP)

Lauren Viney (1) 2001 - TTU Classic

1997 - Tenn. Preview 1997 - OVC (MVP)

Anne Morrow (5) 2003 - Wake Forest 2004 - Dayton 2004 - Georgia Tech 2004 - Liberty (MVP) 2005 - App. State

Lisa Dissel (2) 1997 - Ohio Valley 1998 - South Florida

Pam Goldensoph (2) 1995 - Ohio 1995 - Western Carolina

Stephanie Busch (3) 1997 - Ohio Valley 1998 - South Florida 1998 - Kent State

Allison Berry (2) 1994 - DePaul 1997 - Tenn. Preview

Brandy Best (3) 1996 - Dayton 1996 - Golden Eagles 1998 - Kent State

Caroline Murphy (1) 1994 - Furman

Laura Sidorowicz (3) 2000 - Ohio State 2003 - Greensboro 2004 - Liberty (MVP) Liz Engel (1) 2003 - Memphis Maggie Stern (6) 1999 - Air Force 2000 - Marist 2000- Ohio State 2001 - TTU Classic 2002 - Charleston 2002 - Xavier

Carrie Slagle (1) 1994 - Furman

Rachel Melchiorre (9) 1994 - Furman (MVP) 1995 - W. Carolina 1995 - Ohio 1995 - South Florida 1996 - Northern Ill. 1997 - Iowa 1997 - Miami (Ohio)

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Golden Eagle 2010 statistics Overall Record: 11-20 (.354)

OVC Record: 8-10 (.444)

ALL MATCHES Name SP Kill K/Set E TA Pct Ast A/Set SA SE A/Set DIG Dig/Set BS BA TB B/Set Pts MEFFERT, Leah................115 421 3.66 162 1227 .211 19 0.17 34 64 0.30 337 2.93 8 17 25 0.22 471.5 PEDDICORD, Marie........118 279 2.36 90 753 .251 43 0.36 28 9 0.03 69 0.58 12 60 72 0.61 324.0 PENROD, Natalie............114 268 2.35 128 904 .155 4 0.04 11 20 0.10 121 1.06 7 36 43 0.38 304.0 GRAY, Kelsey....................119 270 2.27 78 741 .259 5 0.04 11 12 0.09 83 0.70 41 85 126 1.06 364.5 ROBERTSON, Elise..........114 100 0.88 68 272 .118 3 0.03 0 0 0.00 9 0.08 13 56 69 0.61 141.0 DVORKEN, Katrina........... 62 30 0.48 17 108 .120 5 0.08 0 0 0.00 6 0.10 9 19 28 0.45 48.5 CULP, Melanie.................118 17 0.14 12 80 .062 1120 9.49 5 8 0.04 227 1.92 1 16 17 0.14 31.0 HANCOCK, Ashleigh....... 26 2 0.08 2 7 .000 58 2.23 2 6 0.08 14 0.54 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 PIERCE, Laura..................103 7 0.07 12 58 -.086 5 0.05 6 26 0.06 139 1.35 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 MAY, Allison.....................119 6 0.05 10 41 -.098 16 0.13 30 28 0.25 535 4.50 0 0 0 0.00 36.0 COMPERRY, Madi............. 92 1 0.01 1 7 0.00 33 0.36 12 21 0.13 147 1.60 0 0 0 0.00 13.5 BUTTS, Stacey......................6 0 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 3 0.50 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 TENNESSEE TECH...... 119 1401 11.77 580 4198 .196 1311 11.02 114 194 0.96 1690 14.20 91 290 236.0 1.98 1751.0 Opponents................ 119 1657 13.92 705 4332 .220 1529 12.85 145 204 1.22 1926 16.18 47 324 209.0 1.76 2011.0

Match Results W/L............Opponent...................................Scores....................................................Record.......OVC Att. L/3-1..........vs Albany !................................20-25, 24-26, 27-25, 15-25.................... 0-1........0-0 351 L/3-0..........at Clemson !............................13-25, 12-25, 18-25.................................. 0-2........0-0 613 L/3-2..........vs Jacksonville !......................25-12, 23-25, 25-17, 20-25, 9-15.......... 0-3........0-0 243 W/3-1.........vs Belmont..............................16-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-17.......................... 1-3........0-0 300 L/3-1..........vs Syracuse #...........................25-20, 12-25, 21-25, 15-25.................... 1-4........0-0 78 W/3-0........vs Northwestern State #......25-22, 25-21, 25-14.................................. 2-4........0-0 69 L/3-0..........vs North Texas #.....................23-25, 23-25, 14-25.................................. 2-5........0-0 102 L/3-0..........at Samford #............................10-25, 18-25, 20-25.................................. 2-6........0-0 236 L/3-0..........vs Missouri $............................14-25, 13-25, 19-25.................................. 2-7........0-0 0 L/3-0..........vs Central Arkansas $...........17-25, 8-25, 22-25.................................... 2-8........0-0 0 L/3-1..........at Western Kentucky $........13-25, 25-21, 24-26, 13-25.................... 2-9........0-0 0 L/3-1..........at Eastern Kentucky *..........23-25, 24-26, 25-21, 21-25..................2-10........0-1 280 L/3-0..........at Morehead State *.............22-25, 23-25, 16-25................................2-11........0-2 508 L/3-0..........vs Austin Peay *.......................13-25, 19-25, 25-27................................... 2-12........0-3 298 W/3-0.........vs Tennessee State *.................25-22, 27-25, 25-23................................... 3-12........1-3 121 W/3-1........at UT Martin *.........................21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21..................4-12........2-3 344 L/3-2..........at Murray State *....................25-22, 21-25, 27-29, 25-16, 9-15........4-13........2-4 237 W/3-1........at Southeast Missouri *.......25-13, 21-25, 25-20, 25-17..................5-13........3-4 182 L/3-2..........at Eastern Illinois *................25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 24-26, 15-17.....5-14........3-5 324 W/3-1.........vs Jacksonville State *..............26-24, 25-11, 16-25, 25-18........................ 6-14........4-5 211 L/3-2..........vs Morehead State *.................25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 15-25, 10-15.............. 6-15........4-6 245 L/3-1..........vs Eastern Kentucky *...............26-28, 16-25, 25-11, 18-25........................ 6-16........4-7 149 L/3-2..........at Tennessee State *.............22-25, 16-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-17.....6-17........4-8 532 L/3-0..........at Austin Peay *......................20-25, 13-25, 23-25................................6-18........4-9 208 W/3-1........at Jacksonville State *..........27-25, 24-26, 25-20, 25-23..................7-18........5-9 218 W/3-2.........vs Murray State *.....................20-25, 25-14, 21-25, 29-27. 15-13.............. 8-18........6-9 124 W/3-0.........vs UT Martin *..........................25-21, 25-22, 25-19................................... 9-18........7-9 137 W/3-0.........vs Eastern Illinois *...................25-16, 25-18, 26-24................................. 10-18........8-9 249 L/3-1..........vs Southeast Missouri *............19-25, 25-15, 25-27, 19-25...................... 10-19.......8-10 237 W/3-2........vs Jacksonville State &.........19-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11.. 11-19.......8-10 0 L/3-1..........vs Austin Peay &.....................26-24, 20-25, 21-25, 18-25............... 11-20.......8-10 225

Sophomore Ashleigh Hancock

* OVC match, ! Clemson Invitational match, # Samford Invitational match, $ Western Kentucky Invitational match, & OVC Tournament match, home matches in BOLD

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the ovc in 2010 Final Standings School OVC Overall Morehead State................................ 17-1 .......................25-8 Austin Peay........................................ 14-4 .......................26-8 Jacksonville State............................ 11-7................... 16-14 Murray State....................................... 9-9 ..................... 15-17 Eastern Kentucky.............................. 9-9 ..................... 11-18 Tennessee Tech........................8-10 ............... 11-20 Eastern Illinois................................... 7-11 .................... 15-16 Tennessee State............................... 7-11 .......................9-18 Southeast Missouri State.............. 4-14 .......................7-22 UT Martin............................................ 4-14 .......................6-24 SIU Edwardsville................................ 0-0 ..................... 14-15

2010 OVC Tournament

2010 OVC All-Tournament Team

(Morehead, Ky. ) Championship Match: #1 Morehead State 1, #2 Austin Peay 3

Leah Meffert, Tennessee Tech Ashley Nenninger, Murray State Ellie Roberson, Morehead State Emma Keough, Morehead State Ilyanna Hernandez, Austin Peay Sarah Alisaleh, Austin Peay Nikki Doyle, Austin Peay (MVP)

Semifinals: #2 Austin Peay 3, #6 Tennessee Tech 1 #1 Morehead State 3, #4 Murray State 1 First Round: #3 Jacksonville State 2, #6 Tennessee Tech 3 #4 Murray State 3, #5 Eastern Kentucky 1

All-OVC Team First Team Holly Evans......................................... MSU Kaitlin Craven..................................... MSU Nikki Doyle........................................APSU Leah Meffert..............................TTU Kirstie Brangers.................................. MSU Ashley Nenninger...............................MUR Caitlin Vorbeck ....................................JSU Jade Guo............................................MUR Shaquita Williams............................... TSU Jessica Mollmann..............................APSU Kelsey Orr............................................. EIU Kasey Elswick .................................... UTM Lauren Snyder..................................... EKU Abby O’Connor.................................... EKU

All-Newcomer Team Nikki Doyle........................................APSU Ashley Edmond................................... EKU Reynae Hutchinson.............................. EIU Erika Moss........................................... TSU Allison May.................................TTU Emily Coon....................................... SEMO Natalie Penrod...........................TTU

Player of the Year: Holly Evans, MOR Freshman of the Year: Ashley Edmond, EKU Defensive Player of the Year: Kasey Elswick, UTM Coach of the Year: Jaime Gordon, MSU

Sophomore Allison May

OVC Players of the Week Offensive Player of the Week

Defensive Player of the Week

Setter of the Week

8/30 - Holly Evans, Morehead State 9/6 - Ilyanna Hernandez, Austin Peay 9/13 - Holly Evans, Morehead State 9/20 - Nikki Doyle, Austin Peay 9/27 - Holly Evans, Morehead State 10/4 - Taylor Skinner, Austin Peay 10/11 - Leah Meffert, Tennessee Tech 10/18 - Leah Meffert, Tennessee Tech 10/25 - Holly Evans, Morehead State 11/1 - Shaquita Williams, Tennessee State 11/8 - Santia Sanders, Tennessee State 11/15 - Ilyanna Hernandez, Austin Peay

8/30 - Liz Schuler, Morehead State 9/6 - Lauren Harkins, Jacksonville State 9/13 - Paige Economos, Austin Peay 9/20 - Liz Schuler, Morehead State 9/27 - Lauren Harkins, Jacksonville State 10/4 - Paige Economos, Austin Peay 10/11 - Jorie Dieter, Eastern Illinois 10/18 - Kelsey Gray, Tennessee Tech 10/25 - Lauren Harkins, Jacksovnille State 11/1 - Abby O’Connor, Eastern Kentucky 11/8 - Kasey Elswick, UT Martin 11/15 - Kayleah Sauer, Murray State

8/30 - Julie Shives, Southeast Missouri 9/6 - Jade Guo, Murray State 9/13 - Sarah Alisaleh, Austin Peay 9/20 - Kirstie Brangers, Morehead State 9/27 - Jade Guo, Murray State 10/4 - Jade Guo, Murray State 10/11 - Kirstie Brangers, Morehead State 10/18 - Jade Guo, Murray State 10/25 - Kirstie Brangers, Morehead State 11/1 - Jade Guo, Murray State 11/8 - Kirstie Brangers, Morehead State 11/15 - Sarah Alisaleh, Austin Peay

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2010 ovc leaders 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Team Leaders Hitting Percentage

Assists

Service Aces

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Team K E TA Pct 1. Austin Peay................... 1681....... 574...... 4539..... 2 4 4 2. Murray State................. 1601....... 566...... 4431..... 2 3 4 3. Morehead State............. 1626....... 638...... 4303..... 2 3 0 4. Eastern Illinois............... 1502....... 658...... 4162..... 2 0 3 5. Tennessee Tech...........1401..... 581.....4199....1 9 5 6. Jacksonville State.......... 1474....... 713...... 4123.... .1 8 5 7. Tennessee State............. 1233....... 585...... 3750.... .1 7 3 8. Eastern Kentucky........... 1341....... 670...... 4206.... .1 6 0 9. UT Martin...................... 1247....... 653...... 4033.... .1 4 7 10. SE Missouri St.............. 1228....... 686...... 4447.... .1 2 2

Team SP K Avg/S 1. Morehead State...........................119 ........1626 ...13.66 2. Austin Peay.................................126 ........1681 ...13.34 3. Eastern Illinois.............................114 ........1502 ...13.18 4. Murray State...............................122 ........1601 ...13.12 5. Jacksonville State........................115 ........1474 ...12.82 6. Tennessee State...........................104 ........1233 ...11.86 7. Tennessee Tech......................119 ...... 1401 .11.77 8. UT Martin....................................106 ........1247 ...11.76 9. Eastern Kentucky.........................114 ........1341 ...11.76 10. SE Missouri St............................112 ........1228 ...10.96

Team SP AST Avg/S 1. Austin Peay........................... 126 ......... 1580 .......12.54 2. Morehead State..................... 119 ......... 1488 .......12.50 3. Eastern Illinois....................... 114 ......... 1394 .......12.23 4. Murray State......................... 122 ......... 1468 .......12.03 5. Jacksonville State.................. 115 ......... 1360 .......11.83 6. Tennessee Tech..................119 ....... 1311 ... 11.02 7. Tennessee State..................... 104 ......... 1141 .......10.97 8. Eastern Kentucky................... 114 ......... 1240 .......10.88 9. UT Martin.............................. 106 ......... 1147 .......10.82 10. SE Missouri St...................... 112 ......... 1142 .......10.20

Team BS BA TOT Avg/S 1. Eastern Illinois....................... 54.......422... 265.......2.32 2. Morehead State..................... 63.......370... 248.......2.08 3. Tennessee Tech..................91..... 290...236.....1.98 4. Tennessee State..................... 39.......286... 182.......1.75 5. Jacksonville State.................. 54.......288... 198.......1.72 6. Murray State......................... 72.......271... 207.......1.70 7. UT Martin.............................. 35.......290... 180.......1.70 8. Austin Peay........................... 43.......327... 206.......1.64 9. SE Missouri St........................ 32.......299... 181.......1.62 10. Eastern Kentucky................. 68.......214... 175.......1.54

Team SP SA Avg/S 1. Austin Peay................................... 126........ 260......2.06 2. Morehead State............................. 119........ 183......1.54 3. Tennessee State............................. 104........ 143......1.38 4. Eastern Illinois............................... 114........ 138......1.21 5. Eastern Kentucky........................... 114........ 133......1.17 6. Jacksonville State.......................... 115........ 128......1.11 7. Tennessee Tech........................ 119...... 114... 0.96 8. UT Martin...................................... 106........ 98........0.92 9. Murray State................................. 122........ 107......0.88 10. SE Missouri St.............................. 112........ 95........0.85

Team SP DIGS Avg/S 1. SE Missouri St............................112.........2086.....18.62 2. Murray State.............................122.........2064.....16.92 3. UT Martin..................................106.........1785.....16.84 4. Austin Peay...............................126.........2050.....16.27 5. Eastern Kentucky.......................114.........1854.....16.26 6. Morehead State.........................119.........1849.....15.54 7. Jacksonville State......................115.........1776.....15.44 8. Tennessee State.........................104.........1545.....14.86 9. Eastern Illinois...........................114.........1658.....14.54 10. Tennessee Tech.................. 119....... 1690.. 14.20

2010 Ohio Valley Conference Individual Leaders Hitting Percentage

Assists

Service Aces

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Player K E TA Pct 1. EVANS, Holly-MOR................353..... 76........762.... .3 6 4 2. PROSPERO,Vicmari-TSU........228..... 62........523.... .3 1 7 3. SKINNER, Taylor-APSU..........208..... 60........470.... .3 1 5 4. HAYDEN, Sara-MUR..............163..... 46........382.... .3 0 6 5. GUO, Jade-MUR....................186..... 42........473.... .3 0 4 6. MOLLMANN, Jessica-APSU...296..... 105......680.... .2 8 1 7. SLATER,Kara-JSU..................276..... 112......618.... .2 6 5 8. DOHERTY, Ashley-UTM.........218..... 79........527.... .2 6 4 9. LAMB, Becca-MUR................309..... 92........825.... .2 6 3 10. GRAY, Kelsey-TTU........... 270....78......741....2 5 9

Player SP K Avg/G 1. ORR, Kelsey-EIU...........................79...........300........3.80 2. MEFFERT, Leah-TTU........ 115.......421... 3.66 3. DOYLE, Nikki-APSU......................126.........435........3.45 4. MONTAGUE, Lauren-UTM............98...........336........3.43 5. NENNINGER, Ashley-MUR............120.........399........3.33 6. VORBECK,Caitlin-JSU...................115.........373........3.24 7. EDMOND, Ashley-EKU..................114.........366........3.21 8. HERNANDEZ, Ilyanna-APSU.........125.........393........3.14 9. CRAVEN, Kaitlin-MOR..................117.........358........3.06 10. SNYDER, Lauren-EKU.................106.........322........3.04

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Player SP AST Avg/G 1. ALBERS, Chrissie-EIU............. 101.......... 1119........11.08 2. BRANGERS, Kirstie-MOR........ 118.......... 1296........10.98 3. GUO, Jade-MUR..................... 122.......... 1248........10.23 4. MOSS,Erika-TSU..................... 98............ 935............9.54 5. ALISALEH, Sarah-APSU.......... 115.......... 1093..........9.50 6. CULP, Melanie-TTU.............118........ 1120...... 9.49 7. MILLER, Jenna-UTM.............. 89............ 818............9.19 8. SCHUMACHER,Brooke-JSU..... 110.......... 943............8.57 9. SHIVES, Julie-SEMO............... 112.......... 942............8.41 10. HENCH, Robyn-EKU............. 99............ 707............7.14

Player BS BA TOT Avg/G 1. DIETER, Jorie-EIU................... 13.......119... 132.......1.16 2. GRAY, Kelsey-TTU...............41..... 85.....126.....1.06

Player SP SA Avg/G 1. ECONOMOS, Paige-APSU............... 126........ 51........0.40 2. BOHANNON, Aryn-MOR................. 113........ 44........0.39 3. ALISALEH, Sarah-APSU.................. 115........ 42........0.37 4. WILLIAMS,Shaquita-TSU............... 104........ 36........0.35 5. CRAVEN, Kaitlin-MOR.................... 117........ 40........0.34 6. SAUER, Kayleah-MUR.................... 122........ 39........0.32 7. HERNANDEZ, Ilyanna-APSU........... 125........ 37........0.30 8. MEFFERT, Leah-TTU.................. 115...... 34..... 0.30 9. SCHULER, Liz-MOR........................ 117........ 34........0.29 10. CAVANAH, Kylie-EIU.................... 97.......... 28........0.29

Player SP DIGS Avg/G 1. ELSWICK, Kasey-UTM................106.........606.........5.72 2. O’CONNOR, Abby-EKU................114.........645.........5.66 3. BENACKA, Kelly-SEMO...............109.........583.........5.35 4. SAUER, Kayleah-MUR................122.........608.........4.98 5. HARKINS,Lauren-JSU.................115.........570.........4.96 6. ECONOMOS, Paige-APSU ..........126.........603.........4.79 7. MAY, Allison-TTU.................. 119....... 535...... 4.50 8. SCHULER, Liz-MOR....................117.........522.........4.46 9. WALLACE, Brittany-EIU..............100.........335.........3.35 10. KING,Kamille-TSU....................104.........332.........3.19

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All-time participants A

Janet Allen, 1986

Terri Allen, 1975-77 Debbie Askew, 1985-86 Heather Asplund, 2009Jessica Asplund, 2005-08

B Asplund

Church

Cannon Cannon

Hagovsky

Lillian Bailey, 1978-79 Sandra Beard, 1975 Pat Bell, 1975 Kristin Benjamin, 1998 Alison Berry, 1994-97 Brandy Best, 1996, 1998 Emily Bible, 1991-93 Amanda Bilbrey, 1993 Sherry Billingsby, 1980-81 Pam Birchfield, 1978-79 Patsy Bow, 1974 Becky Brashears, 1992 Tia Brenning, 2000, 2004 Cathy Brown, 1982-83 Tina Buckles, 1974-75 Caitlin Bullock, 2005-08 Debbie Bumpas, 1974 Sue Burcham, 1978 Stephanie Busch, 1997-00 Stacey Butts, 2009

C

King

Hasselbring

Mona Callis, 1982-83 Jennifer Cannon, 1989-91 Kelly Cannon, 2003-04 Aprel Carver, 1988 Vicky Chandler, 1976 Brenda Choate, 1974 Madison Comperry, 2009Lori Conrad, 1987 Cara (Church) Craig, 1984-87 Teresa Craig, 2006-09 Rachael Crossgrove, 1997-00 Melanie Culp, 2007-10

D Johnson

Lang Elsea

Raczak

Slagle

Cindy Dahlgren, 1979 Michelle Dennis, 1993-94 Jessica Dickerson, 2005 Cyrelle Dillon, 1994-1995 Monica Dimmett, 1981-84 Lisa Dissel, 1996-1999 Sarah Dolle, 2006 Susie Downing, 1986 Lyndsay Downs, 1995-96 Alesia Draper, 1979 Angie Duncan, 1983-86 Jennifer Dunn, 1999-02 Katrina Dvorken, 2009-

E

Debbie Elliott, 1977 Ann Elsea, 1977-80 Liz Engel, 2001-04

F

Meredith Ferlic, 1995-98 Fran Flatt, 2005-07 Judy Flatt, 1975-77

G Triko

Tunnell

Pauletta Garrett, 1979 Angie Gentry, 1988 Jessica Gerken, 1994-95 Abby Gilbert, 1997-00 Kara Gilbert, 1999-02

Pam Goldensoph, 1994-97 Molly Graham, 1985-86 Kelsey Gray, 2009Karen Greenlee, 1975 Kim Grizzle, 1975

H

Sarah Hagovsky, 1996-99 Terri Hall, 1974 Ashleigh Hancock, 2010Tammy Hargis, 1991 Karen Harris, 1975-77 Corinne Hasselbring, 1992-95 Katrina Hendrix, 1982-85 Suzanne Hensley, 1975-77 Peggy Howard, 1976 Lucretia Huffines, 1979-80 Angie Hughes, 1988-90

I

Becky (Murray) Isom, 1985-88

J

Dawn Jobe, 1988-89 Brynn Johnson, 2008 Vanessa Johnson, 1980-83 Becky Jones, 1978

K

Kristen Kastner, 2001-04 Katie Kenline, 2006-09 Kari Keyser, 1993-94 Lisa King, 1977-80 Lynn Kirkpatrick, 1976 Katherine Koshakji, 1981 Annette Kupka, 2000-03

L

Dorothea La-Fleuer, 1981-84 Katherine “Kappy” Lang, 2005-08 Gina Lee, 1978-81 Kristy Lee, 1991 Angie Leonard, 1983 Amanda Lindgren, 2006-09 Erin Lynn, 2006 - 07

M

Dee Dee Malone, 1988-90 Loretta Marlow, 1975-77 Melanie Marshall, 1986-89 Allison May, 2010Michelle McGee, 2001 Leah Meffert, 2007-10 Rachel Melchiorre, 1994-97 Carrie Jo Meyer 2002 Nancy Meyer 2002-05 Mandy Miller, 1995-98 Anne Morrow 2002-05 Caroline Murphy, 1993-96 Barbara Muse, 1973 Andrea Myers, 1986

N

Anne Norman, 1973, 1975-76 Julie Norman, 1978-79

O

Kathy Ochs, 1980-83 Karen O’Connor, 1990 Kim Ohmstede, 1989-90 Liz Ortegal, 1997-99

P

Kim Panozzo, 1992-95

Samantha Patrick, 1998-99 Sharon Payne, 1977-79 Marie Peddicord, 2007-10 Julie Pemberton, 1977 Natalie Penrod, 2010Sally Perkins, 2001 Courtney Perry, 2002-03 Laura Pierce, 2007-10 Melissa Poff, 1998-99 Jackie Poindexter, 1979-82 Lori Pomeroy, 1989-92 Karen Pressley, 1987-90

Q

Lynn Queen, 1976-77

R

Missy Raczak, 1990-93 Cathy Rajkowski, 1987 Alicia Reece, 1991-94 Jenny Carr-Rice, 1996-98, 2000 Elise Robertson, 2010Valeria Russell, 1973-74

S

Alysson Sanders, 2008 Karen Scott, 1984 Diane Seng, 1997-99 Jessica Seyfert, 2002-05 Sara Shanks, 2006 Laura Sidorowicz, 2001-04 Carrie Slagle, 1992-95 Mickey Smith, 1980-81 Pam Smith, 1973 Karri Spady, 1993 Holly Spencer, 1992 Angie Stephens, 1991 Marcia Stephens, 1977 Maggie Stern, 1999-02 Lauren Stiles, 2010-

T

Jennifer Thomas, 1991 Vicki Thompson, 1975 Brenda Tollett, 1973 Bilyana Triko, 1986-89 Kim Tunnell, 1982-85 Jenny (Pruett) Turner, 1984-87 Jill Turner, 1991-1992 Laura Tyburski, 2003-06

U

Dinah Upchurch, 1977

V

Lauren Viney, 2000-01

W

Mary Lee Waddle, 1975 Sarah Wasserman, 2000-01 Veronica Whittington, 2005-06 Katheryn Williams, 2005 Kendra Wilmoth, 1985-88 Inka Winningham, 1977-80 Amanda Wolfard, 2003-06 Tina Wyatt, 1974

Y

Claire Yonatas, 2004-05

Z

Bonnie Zoss, 1989-92 Bold indicates current players

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Golden Eagle honors Academic All-America Anne Morrow, 2005 Diane Seng, 2000 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 Angie Duncan, 1985-86

Kim Tunnell, 1985 Katrina Hendrix, 1985 Angie Duncan, 1984, 1986 Monica Dimmett, 1983 Vanessa Johnson, 1982-83

Academic All-District IV Teresa Craig, 2008-09 Anne Morrow, 2004-2005 Kara Gilbert, 2001-2002 Diane Seng, 2000 Rachel Melchiorre, 1995-97 Angie Duncan, 1984-86

OVC Tournament MVP Kappy Lang, 2008 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997

Angie Duncan was a two-time Academic All-America selection.

AVCA All-Region 6 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 OVC Player of the Year Leah Meffert, 2008 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986 (Southern Division) Kim Tunnell, 1985 OVC Defensive Player of the Year Katie Kenline, 2008 All-OVC (named since 1984) Leah Meffert, 2010 (All-OVC) Leah Meffert, 2009 (1st Team) Katie Kenline, 2009 (2nd Team) Leah Meffert, 2008 (1st team) Kappy Lang, 2008 (1st team) Katie Kenline (2nd team) Jessica Asplund (2nd team) Leah Meffert, 2007 (2nd team) Katie Kenline, 2007 (2nd team) Anne Morrow, 2005

OVC All-Tournament (named since 1982) Leah Meffert, 2010 Kappy Lang, 2008 Leah Meffert, 2008 Amanda Lindgren, 2008 Kappy Lang, 2007 Stephanie Busch, 1997 Lisa Dissel, 1997 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 Michelle Dennis, 1993 Karen Pressley, 1990 Melanie Marshalll, 1989 Jenny (Pruett) Turner, 1987 Bilyana Triko, 1986, 1989 Cara (Church) Craig, 1987 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986, 1988

Annette Kupka, 2003 Maggie Stern, 1999-2002 Lisa Dissel, 1998-99 Stephanie Busch, 1997-2000 Allison Berry, 1997 Rachel Melchiorre, 1995-97 Carrie Slagle, 1994 Michelle Dennis, 1993-94 Bonnie Zoss, 1991-92 Karen Pressley, 1990 Dee Dee Malone, 1990 Melanie Marshall, 1988-89 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986-88 Angie Duncan, 1986 Kim Tunnell, 1985 Monica Dimmett, 1984 Dorothea La-Fleuer, 1984

OVC Newcomer of the Year Leah Meffert, 2007 OVC All-Freshman/Newcomer Allison May, 2010 Natalie Penrod, 2010 Kelsey Gray, 2009 Leah Meffert, 2007 Amanda Lindgren, 2006 Katie Kenline, 2006 Anne Morrow 2002 Maggie Stern, 1999 Stephanie Busch, 1997 Lisa Dissel, 1996 Meredith Ferlic, 1995 Mandy Miller, 1995 Rachel Melchiorre, 1994 Cyrelle Dillon, 1994 Michelle Dennis, 1993 Caroline Murphy, 1993 Emily Bible, 1991 Bonnie Zoss, 1989 Jennifer Cannon, 1989 Dee Dee Malone, 1988

OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2010-11(8) Madison Comperry Kelsey Gray Ashleigh Hancock Allison May Marie Peddicord Laura Pierce Elise Robertson Lauren Stiles 2009-10 (8) Stacy Butts Teresa Craig Melanie Culp Kelsey Gray Amanda Lingren Leah Meffert Marie Peddicord Laura Pierce 2008-09 (7) Teresa Craig Melanie Culp Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren Marie Peddicord Laura Pierce Alysson Sanders 2007-08 (8) Teresa Craig

Melanie Culp Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren Erin Lynn Marie Peddicord Kim Rutherford 2006-2007 (7) Teresa Craig Sarah Dolle Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren Sara Shanks Amanda Wolfard 2005-2006 (8) Jessica Asplund Jessica Dickerson Sarah Dolle Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Jessica Seyfert Anne Morrow Amanda Wolfard 2004-2005 (7) Liz Engel Kristen Kastner Anne Morrow

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Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz Amanda Wolfard Claire Yonatas 2003-2004 (9) Liz Engel Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Anne Morrow Nancy Meyer Courtney Perry Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz Amanda Wolfard 2002-2003 (10) Jen Dunn Liz Engel Kara Gilbert Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Nancy Meyer Anne Morrow Courtney Perry Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz 2001-2002 (7) Jen Dunn Liz Engel

Kara Gilbert Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Laura Sidorowicz Sarah Wasserman

Pam Goldensoph Sarah Hagovsky Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Diane Seng

2000-2001 (5) Stephanie Busch Jen Dunn Kara Gilbert Annette Kupka Jennifer Carr-Rice

1996-1997 (9) Alison Berry Jenny Carr Lyndsay Downs Meredith Ferlic Pam Goldensoph Sarah Hagovsky Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Caroline Murphy

1999-2000 (6) Stephanie Busch Jennifer Carr Jen Dunn Kara Gilbert Sarah Hagovsky Diane Seng 1998-1999 (5) Rachel Crossgrove Meredith Ferlic Sarah Hogovsky Mandy Miller Diane Seng 1997-1998 (7) Alison Berry Meredith Ferlic

1995-1996 (8) Lyndsay Downs Meredith Ferlic Jess Gerken Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Caroline Murphy Kim Panozzo 1994-1995 (8) Michelle Dennis Jess Gerken Pam Goldensoph Rachel Melchiorre

Caroline Murphy Kim Panozzo Alicia Reece Carrie Slagle 1993-94 (5) Amanda Bilbrey Michelle Dennis Missy Raczak Alicia Reece Carrie Slagle 1992-1993 (1) Missy Raczak 1991-1992 (3) Tammy Hargis Missy Raczak Bonnie Zoss 1990-1991 (3) Angie Hughes Dee Dee Malone Karen Pressley 1989-1990 (4) Dee Dee Malone Kim Ohmstede Karen Pressley Bilyana Triko

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Golden Eagle honors Double Grand Club Player Becky (Murray) Isom Melanie Marshall Bilyana Triko Karen Presley Rachel Melchiorre Lisa Dissel Maggie Stern Laura Sidorowicz Leah Meffert Player Kappy Lang

Maggie Stern

Years Kills Digs 1985-88 1,158 1,200 1986-89 1,062 1,472 1986-89 1,097 1,014 1987-90 1,072 1,092 1994-97 1,662 1,586 1996-99 1,216 1,464 1999-02 1,388 1,514 2001-04 1,406 1,147 2007-10 1,734 1,388 Years Assists Digs 2005-08 5,084 1,240

Lisa Dissel

Rachel Melchiorre

Leah Meffert

Bilyana Triko

Kappy Lang became the ninth member of the Double Grand Club when she added the 1,000 assists and 1,000 digs section. She finished her career as the Tech all-time assists leader.

Melanie Marshall

Becky Isom

Athletic Director’s Honor Roll **The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 grade point average or higher for the semester. The list is updated through the Spring of 2011. The number in parentheses indicates the number of semesters each athlete was included: Jessica Asplund (4) Janice Barr (2) Alison Berry (8) Brandy Best (2) Emily Bible (1) Amanda Bilbrey (1) Tia Brenning (1) Caitlin Bullock (2) Stephanie Busch (1) Stacy Butts (2) Kelly Cannon (6) Madison Comperry (4) Teresa Craig (7) Rachael Crossgrove (1)

Melanie Culp (5) Michelle Dennis (3) Jessica Dickerson (2) Lisa Dissel (2) Sarah Dolle (4) Lyndsay Downs (5) Jen Dunn (7) Liz Engel (7) Meredith Ferlic (8) Fran Flatt (7) Jess Gerken (4) Abby Gilbert (2) Kara Gilbert (8) Pam Goldensoph (7)

Kelsey Gray (4) Sarah Hagovsky (6) Ashley Hancock (2) Tammy Hargis (2) Corinne Hasselbring (1) Angie Hughes (3) Becky Isom (1) Kristen Kastner (9) Katie Kenline (1) Kari Keyser (1) Annette Kupka (7) Kappy Lang (8) Kristy Lee (1) Amanda Lindgren (6)

Most Wins (279) in school history

Erin Lynn (3) Dee Dee Malone (5) Melanie Marshall (4) Allison May (2) Leah Meffert (2) Rachel Melchiorre (10) Cari Jo Meyer (1) Nancy Meyer (6) Mandy Miller (8) Anne Morrow (8) Caroline Murphy (5) Kim Ohmstede (2) Kim Panozzo (6) Marie Peddicord (7)

Natalie Penrod (1) Courtney Perry (4) Laura Pierce (5) Karen Presley (5) Missy Raczak (3) Alicia Reece (4) Jenny (Carr) Rice (8) Elise Robertson (2) Kimberly Rutherford (1) Alysson Sanders (2) Jessica Seyfert (8) Diane Seng (6) Sara Shanks (2) Laura Sidorowicz (6)

Carrie Slagle (6) Karri Spady (1) Maggie Stern (2) Lauren Stiles (2) Bilyana Triko (3) Laura Tyburski (3) Sarah Wasserman (4) Kendra Wilmoth (1) Veronica Whittington (4) Katherine Williams (1) Amanda Wolfard (8) Claire Yonutas (3) Bonnie Zoss (5)

Tech’s First OVC Coach of the Year

Sharron Bilbrey took over the head coaching post at Tech in 1979 and led the Golden Eagles through 15 seasons, the longest tenure of six TTU volleyball coaches. Bilbrey’s teams won 279 matches during her career, including a school-record 31 victories in 1983 when the team was 31-9. In 11 years of conference play, her teams were 93-63 against league opponents.

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Jennie Gilbert was Tech’s head volleyball coach from 1994 through 2002. She was named OVC Coach of the Year in 1997 when the Golden Eagles captured the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and played in the NCAA Tournament. Her teams won a total of 126 matches. In the 2008 season, current head coach John Blair became TTU’s second OVC Coach of the Year.

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Individual Match Records MOST KILLS Kills per set 8.33, Laura Sidorowicz vs. UT Martin, 2003 8.00, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1996 8.00, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 Total kills (in five sets) 32, Laura Sidorowicz at Murray State, 2004 30, Leah Meffert vs. Jacksonville State, 2010 30, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1995 (in four sets) 30, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 28, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Liberty, 2004 28, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Chattanooga, 1997 28, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Georgetown, 1997 (in three sets) 25, Laura Sidorowicz vs.UT Martin, 2003 24, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1996 24, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 MOST ATTACKS

Melanie Marshall ranked twice among national leaders in digs.

(in three sets) 56, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1994 52, Sarah Hagovsky vs. UT Martin, 1996 49, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1993

Attacks per set 19.6, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 19.2, Becky Isom vs. Cincinnati, 1988 18.8, Lisa Dissel vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 Total Attacks (in five sets) 100, Leah Meffert vs. Tennessee State, 2007 96, Becky Isom vs. Cincinnati, 1988 94, Lisa Dissel vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 (in four sets) 74, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 72, Anne Morrow at Murray State, 2005 71, Anne Morrow vs. Southeast Missouri, 2004 71, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Austin Peay, 1996 (in three sets) 59, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 56, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2003 54, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Belmont, 2003 54, Lisa Dissel vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 54, Anne Morrow vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2005 MOST ASSISTS Assists per set 18.7, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1994 17.7, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Austin Peay, 1996 16.6, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 Total Assists... (in five sets) 83, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 76, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 70, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Morehead State, 1998 (in four sets) 70, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Austin Peay, 1996 65, Kappy Lang vs. Austin Peay, 2007 65, Kappy Lang vs. UT Martin, 2007 65, Kappy Lang vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006

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MOST SERVICE ACES Service aces per set 2.67, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Tennessee State, 1995 2.50, Mandy Miller vs. Tennessee State, 1995 2.33, Kim Tunnell vs. Chattanooga, 1985 Total Service Aces (in five sets) 9, Lori Pomeroy vs. Alabama, 1990 8, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1997 7, Kari Keyser vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1993 7, Kendra Wilmoth vs. Mississippi, 1988 (in four sets) 7, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1995 6, Lori Pomeroy vs. New Orleans, 1990 6, Kendra Wilmoth vs. Evansville, 1987 6, Angie Duncan vs. Tulsa, 1985 6, Maggie Stern vs. Army, 2000 6, Amanda Lindgren vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 (in three sets) 8, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Tennessee State, 1995 7, Kim Tunnell vs. Chattanooga, 1985 6, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Wichita State, 1996 6, Pam Goldensoph vs. Cincinnati, 1995 6, Kim Ohmstede vs. Alabama, 1989 6, Monica Dimmett vs. Western Carolina, 1983 MOST DIGS Digs per set 14.00, Meredith Ferlic vs. Austin Peay, 1996 10.50, Laura Tyburski at Murray State, 2005 10.33, Jennifer Cannon vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1991 10.33, Michelle Dennis vs. Chattanooga 1993

Stephanie Busch holds the Golden Eaglerecordformosttotalblocksina career at 548.

CarolineMurphyholdsTTUrecordsin bothtotalassistsandassistsperset.

Total Digs (in five sets) 50, Katie Kenline vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2006 44, Katie Kenline at UT-Chattanooga, 2007 43, Katie Kenline vs. Tennessee State, 2007 (in four sets) 52, Meredith Ferlic vs. Austin Peay, 1996 42, Laura Tyburski at Morehead State, 2005 41, Katie Kenline vs. Morehead State, 2008 (in three sets) 33, Katie Kenline vs. Austin Peay, 2008 31, Michelle Dennis vs. Chattanooga, 1993 31, Jennifer Cannon vs. E. Kentucky, 1991 28, Meredith Ferlic vs. MTSU, 1998 MOST BLOCKS Blocks per set 3.65, Pam Goldensoph vs. Western Kentucky, 1994 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Mississippi State, 1998 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Middle Tennessee, 1999 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Morehead State, 2000 Total Blocks (in five sets) 14, Stephanie Busch vs. Eastern Illinois, 1999 13, Annette Kupka vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 12, Stephanie Busch vs. Murray State, 1998 12, Stephanie Busch vs. Xavier, 1997 (in four sets) 12, Annette Kupka vs. Morehead State, 2003 11, Pam Goldensoph vs. Western Kentucky, 1994 11, Stephanie Busch vs. Belmont, 2000 (in three sets) 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Mississippi State, 1998 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Middle Tennessee, 1999 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Morehead State, 2000

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Individual Season Records Sets Played 1. Becky Isom...........................................135...................1988 Kendra Wilmoth...................................135...................1988 3. Melanie Marshall.................................133...................1988 Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rachel Melchiorre................................592...................1997 Leah Meffert........................................548...................2007 Michelle Dennis....................................505...................1993 Kim Tunnell..........................................498...................1985 Anne Morrow.......................................465...................2005

Kills per set 1. Kim Tunnell.........................................5.05...................1984 2. Rachel Melchiorre...............................4.77...................1997 3. Kim Tunnell.........................................4.74...................1985 4. Laura Sidorowicz.................................4.42...................2003 5. Maggie Stern.......................................4.29...................2001 Attacks 1. Leah Meffert.....................................1,537...................2007 2. Anne Morrow....................................1,512...................2005 3. Rachel Melchiorre.............................1,470...................1997 4. Amanda Lindgren.............................1,315...................2007 5. Michelle Dennis.................................1,267...................1993 Hitting Percentage 1. Jessica Asplund....................................341...................2007 2. Kim Tunnell..........................................332...................1985 3. Jessica Asplund....................................317...................2008 4. Kim Tunnell..........................................316...................1984 5. Carrie Slagle.........................................307...................1994 Service Aces 1. Rachel Melchiorre..................................71...................1995 2. Rachel Melchiorre..................................65...................1997 3. Mona Callis.............................................57...................1983 4. Lori Pomeroy..........................................52...................1990 5. Dee Dee Malone.....................................51...................1989 Dorothea LaFleuer..................................51...................1984 Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mandy Miller ranks on the alltime ace list and holds match ace records.

Rachel Melchiorre holds several single season records.

Blocks Solo 1. Vanessa Johnson....................................68...................1982 2. Annette Kupka.......................................60...................2003 3. Vanessa Johnson....................................55...................1983 4. Bonnie Zoss............................................50...................1991 Bilyana Triko...........................................50...................1986 Block Assists 1. Stephanie Busch...................................133...................1997 2. Stephanie Busch...................................116...................1998 3. Annette Kupka.....................................111...................2003 4. Annette Kupka.....................................104...................2002 5. Bonnie Zoss..........................................102...................1990

Katie Kenline........................................755...................2007 Katie Kenline........................................572...................2006 Rachel Melchiorre................................571...................1997 Melanie Marshall.................................570...................1988 Meredith Ferlic.....................................566...................1998

Sarah Hagovsky was among Tech’s best setters.

Meredith Ferlic ranked first in the nation in digs as a junior.

Total Blocks 1. Annette Kupka.....................................171...................2003 2. Stephanie Busch...................................157...................1997 3. Stephanie Busch...................................135...................1998 Bonnie Zoss..........................................135...................1990 5. Bonnie Zoss..........................................132...................1992

Anincredibleblocker, Vanessa Johnson played from 19801983andinonlythree years set the Golden Eagle solo block record with 179. Her 68 soloblocksinaseason during1982alsoarea single season record.

Assists 1. Kappy Lang.......................................1,585...................2007 2. Kappy Lang.......................................1,274...................2008 3. Caroline Murphy................................1,260...................1993 4. Kappy Lang.......................................1,190...................2006 5. Caroline Murphy................................1,122...................1994

Digs per set 1. Katie Kenline.......................................5.90...................2007 2. Katie Kenline.......................................5.40...................2006 3. Meredith Ferlic....................................5.19...................1998 4. Jennifer Cannon..................................4.89...................1991 5. Laura Tyburski.....................................4.83...................2005

Assists per set 1. Kappy Lang.......................................12.38...................2007 2. Kappy Lang.......................................11.23...................2006 3. Monica Dimmett...............................10.97...................1984 4. Kappy Lang.......................................10.80...................2008 5. Lauren Viney.....................................10.22...................2001

Annette Kupka set the season mark for blocks in 2003 with 171 total blocks, which led the OVC. She also led the nation in solo blocks.

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Individual Career Records Sets Played 1. Bilyana Triko....................................488..................1986-89 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................476..................1989-92 3. Leah Meffert...................................468..................2007-10 4. Kappy Lang.....................................463..................2005-08 5. Katie Kenline...................................462..................2006-09 Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Leah Meffert................................1,734..................2007-10 Rachel Melchiorre........................1,662..................1994-97 Amanda Lindgren........................1,426..................2006-09 Laura Sidorowicz..........................1,406..................2001-04 Maggie Stern................................1,388..................1999-02

Kills per set 1. Maggie Stern..................................3.88..................1999-02 2. Rachel Melchiorre..........................3.78..................1994-97 3. Leah Meffert..................................3.71..................2007-10 4. Laura Sidorowicz............................3.64..................2001-04 5. Michelle Dennis..............................3.53..................1993-94 Attacks 1. Leah Meffert................................4,946..................2007-10 2. Rachel Melchiorre........................4,453..................1994-97 3. Amanda Lingren..........................4,329..................2006-09 4. Anne Morrow...............................4,241..................2002-05 5. Laura Sidorowicz..........................4,044..................2001-04 Service Aces 1. Rachel Melchiorre...........................229..................1994-97 2. Monica Dimmett.............................145..................1981-84 3. Katrina Hendrix...............................143..................1982-85 4. Bilyana Triko....................................136..................1986-89 5. Cara Church.....................................131..................1984-87 Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Katie Kenline................................2,432..................2006-09 Rachel Melchiorre........................1,586..................1994-97 Maggie Stern................................1,514..................1999-02 Laura Tyburski..............................1,501..................2003-06 Melanie Marshall.........................1,472..................1986-89 Meredith Ferlic.............................1,472..................1996-99

Digs per set 1. Katie Kenline..................................5.26..................2006-09 2. Maggie Stern..................................4.17..................1999-02 3. Michelle Dennis..............................3.88..................1993-94 4. Laura Tyburski................................3.88..................2003-05 5. Meredith Ferlic...............................3.79..................1996-99 Blocks Solo 1. Vanessa Johnson.............................179..................1980-83 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................155..................1989-92 3. Bilyana Triko....................................137..................1986-89 Block Assists 1. Stephanie Busch..............................446..................1997-00 2. Annette Kupka................................349 .................2000-03 3. Bonnie Zoss.....................................330..................1989-92 4. Maggie Stern...................................278..................1999-02 5. Pam Goldensoph.............................248..................1994-97

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Karen Presley was among the top hitters in the OVC during her TTU career.

Leah Meffert ranks first all-time in kills with KappyLangtookoverthecareer 1,734 and third all-time in kills per set with 3.71. assists record after only her Shewasastapleonthe2008OVCchampionship junior season. team.

Total Blocks 1. Stephanie Busch..............................548..................1997-00 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................485..................1989-92 3. Annette Kupka................................442..................2000-03 4. Bilyana Triko....................................353..................1986-89 5. Carrie Slagle....................................331..................1992-95

Assists 1. Kappy Lang..................................5,084..................2005-08 2. Caroline Murphy...........................3,537..................1993-96 3. Monica Dimmett..........................3,421..................1981-84 4. Dee Dee Malone...........................3,202..................1988-90 5. Jenny Turner.................................2,870..................1984-87

Golden Eagle Team Records Most Kills In a match: 96 vs. Eastern Illinois in 1997 In a season: 1,988 in 1997 Kills per set/Season: 15.53 in 1997

Most Assists In a match: 89 vs. Eastern Illinois in 1997 In a season: 1,843 in 2007 Assists per set/season: 14.4 in 2007

Most Total Attacks In a match: 269 vs. Eastern Kentucky in 2006 In a season: 5,684 in 2007 Total Attacks per set: 50.2 in 2002

Most Total Blocks In a match: 28 vs. Morehead State in 2003 In a season: 356 in 2003 Blocks per set/season: 3.32 in 2003

Highest Hitting Percentage In a match: .535 vs. Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: .243 in 1997

Most Block Solos In a match: 11 vs. Memphis in 2007 In a season: 302 in 2003

Most Errors In a match: 41 at Appalachian State in 2005 In a season: 775 in 2007

Most Block Assists In a match: 35 vs. SEMO in 2001 In a season: 406 in 2001

Most Service Aces In a match: 20 vs. Eastern Kentucky in 1993 In a season: 262 in 1997 Aces per set/season: 2.05 in 1997

Fewest Kills Allowed In a match: 11 by Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: 1098 in 1996

Most Digs In a match: 140 vs. Southern Miss. in 1988 In a season: 2,518 in 2007 Digs per set/season: 19.7 in 2007

Lowest Hitting Percentage Allowed In a match: -.185 by Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: .181 in 2000 Fewest Total Blocks Allowed In a match: 0.0 by Tenn. State in 2000, UT Martin 2009 In a season: 124 in 1995

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Golden Eagles Year-by-Year OVERALL OVC ONLY Year W L Pct. W L Pct. Marynell Meadors 1975 25 15 .625 Totals 25 15 .625

Tina Buckles 1976 11 25 .306 1977 17 14 .548 Totals 28 39 .418 Judy Murray 1978 9 22 .290 Totals 9 22 .290 1979 16 1980 27 1981 13 1982 29 1983 31 1984 17 1985 22 1986 20 1987 13 1988 14 1989 19 1990 19 1991 8 1992 10 1993 21 Totals 279

Sharron Bilbrey 20 .444 19 .587 18 .419 16 .664 9 .775 18 3 .857 12 .586 10 3 .769 9 .710 10 3 .769 17 .541 10 3 .769 19 .406 8 6 .571 21 .400 6 6 .500 17 .528 6 6 .500 15 .559 7 5 .583 24 .250 4 10 .286 22 .313 4 12 .250 14 .600 10 6 .625 252 .525 93 63 .596

1994 16 1995 15 1996 10 1997* # 23 1998 22 1999 13 2000 11 2001 8 2002 8 Totals 126

Jennie Gilbert 17 .485 15 .500 19 .345 10 .697 7 .759 13 .500 15 .423 16 .333 18 .308 130 .492

2003 10 2004 12 2005 7 2006 12 2007 18 2008* # 19 2009 10 2010 11 Totals 99

19 16 22 17 15 13 18 20 140

John Blair .344 .429 .241 .414 .546 .594 .357 .354 .414

All-Time 624

598

.510

7 10 5 14 14 11 4 3 5 73 5 7 3 8 11 14 9 8 65 231

* Denotes OVC Champion # Denotes OVC tournament champion

9 .437 6 .625 13 .278 4 .778 4 .778 7 .611 12 .250 13 .188 11 .313 79 .480 11 .312 9 .438 13 .188 8 .500 9 .550 4 .778 9 .500 10 .444 73 .471 223

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Six years before the university elevated the volleyball program to varsity status, the 1969IntercollegiateVolleyballTeamwonthestatechampionship,coachedbyMarynell Meadors.NowintheTTUSportsHallofFame,Meadorswasinstrumentalininitiatingthe first varsity team, which began intercollegiate competition in 1975. 1975 Coach: Marynell Meadors Record: 25-15 Match results unavailable 1976 Coach: Tina Buckles Record: 11-25 Match results unavailable 1977 Coach: Tina Buckles Record: 17-14 Memphis State...........................................L................1-3 UT Martin...................................................L................1-3 Carson-Newman........................................W...............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............2-0 Kentucky....................................................W...............2-1 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-0 Morehead State..........................................L................0-2 UT Martin...................................................W...............2-1 East Tennessee...........................................W...............2-1 UT Martin...................................................W...............2-1 SW Baptist.................................................W...............2-1 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-0 Lambuth....................................................W...............2-0 SW Baptist.................................................W...............2-0 Memphis State...........................................W...............2-1 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................1-3 Tennessee..................................................L................1-3 Mississippi..................................................L................0-2 Louisiana State...........................................L................0-2 Ark-Little Rock...........................................W...............2-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................2-3 Kentucky....................................................L................0-2 Morehead State..........................................L................0-2 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-1 Middle Tennessee.......................................W ..............2-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................L................2-3 Tennessee..................................................L................1-2 East Tennessee...........................................W ..............2-1 Memphis State...........................................L................1-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............2-0 1978 Coach: Judy Murray Record: 9-22 Kentucky....................................................L................0-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-2 Michigan State...........................................L................0-2

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Marshall.....................................................L................1-3 Mississippi..................................................L................0-2 Southwestern............................................W...............2-1 Arkansas State...........................................L................0-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-0 Lambuth....................................................W...............2-0 Tennessee..................................................L................0-2 East Tennessee...........................................W...............2-1 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-1 UT Chattanooga.........................................L................0-2 Western Carolina........................................W...............2-0 East Tennessee...........................................L................0-2 UT Martin...................................................L................1-3 SW Louisiana..............................................L ................0-2 UT Chattanooga.........................................L................0-2 Tulane........................................................L................0-2 Mississippi..................................................L................0-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Southern Illinois.........................................L................0-2 S.W. Missouri.............................................L................0-2 Miami (Ohio)..............................................L................0-2 Berry..........................................................W ..............2-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................L................0-2 Tennessee..................................................L................0-2 Kentucky....................................................L................0-2 Marshall.....................................................L................1-2 Northern Kentucky.....................................L................0-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W ..............3-2 1979 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 16-20 Vanderbilt..................................................W...............2-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-1 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................1-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............2-1 UT Martin...................................................L................1-2 Tennessee..................................................L................0-2 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-1 Covenant....................................................W ..............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-2 Guilford......................................................W...............2-0 East Tennessee...........................................L................1-2 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................L................1-2 Austin Peay................................................L................0-2 South Carolina............................................L................0-2 Northern Kentucky.....................................L................0-3 East Tennessee...........................................L................0-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-0

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Golden Eagles Year-by-Year Covenant....................................................W ..............2-0 North Alabama..........................................W...............2-1 Morehead State..........................................L................0-2 Appalachian State......................................L................0-2 UT Chattanooga.........................................L................1-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................1-2 Bryan.........................................................W ..............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................L ................0-2 U. of the South...........................................W ..............2-0 UT Martin...................................................W ..............2-0 UT Martin...................................................L................1-2 Bryan.........................................................W...............2-0 Tennessee..................................................L................0-2 Memphis State...........................................L................0-2 East Tennessee...........................................L................0-2 UT Chattanooga.........................................W ..............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................1-2 1980 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 27-19 Austin Peay................................................W ..............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............2-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-2 Morehead State..........................................L................0-2 Clemson.....................................................L................1-2 Jacksonville................................................L................1-2 N.C. State...................................................L................0-2 East Tennessee...........................................W...............2-1 VCU............................................................W...............2-0 Miami Dade CC...........................................L................0-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 Memphis State...........................................L................0-3 UNC Asheville.............................................W ..............2-0 Appalachian State......................................W...............2-1 UNC Charlotte............................................W...............2-0 Virginia Tech...............................................L................1-2 Marshall.....................................................W...............2-0 James Madison..........................................L................0-2 Vanderbilt..................................................W...............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................1-2 Ohio University...........................................W...............2-0 Morehead State..........................................L................0-2 Charleston..................................................W...............2-0 Bellarmine.................................................L................1-2 UT Martin...................................................W...............2-1 S.E. Missouri...............................................W...............2-0 UT Martin...................................................L................2-3 Georgia......................................................W...............3-1 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-2 Trevecca.....................................................W...............2-0 Middle Tennessee ......................................W...............2-0 Midway......................................................W...............2-1 Wright State...............................................L................0-2 West Virginia..............................................L................0-2 Toledo........................................................W...............2-0 VCU............................................................W...............2-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Louisville....................................................L................1-2 Bellarmine.................................................L................0-2 Indiana State..............................................W...............2-1 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-0 Memphis State...........................................L................0-2 East Tennessee...........................................W...............2-0 Tennessee..................................................L................0-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............2-1 1981 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 13-18 Cleveland State..........................................L................1-3 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................0-2 UT Martin...................................................W...............2-1 Western Kentucky......................................W...............2-0

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North Alabama..........................................W...............2-1 Miss. U. for W..............................................L................1-2 Southwestern............................................L................1-2 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 South Alabama..........................................L................2-3 Georgia......................................................L................0-3 UT Chattanooga.........................................L................2-3 Maryville....................................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Louisville....................................................L................0-2 East Tennessee ..........................................L................0-2 Appalachian State......................................L................1-2 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................0-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................2-3 East Tennessee...........................................W...............2-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............2-0 East Tennessee...........................................W...............2-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-2 North Carolina............................................L................0-2 N.C. State...................................................L................0-2 Appalachian State......................................L................0-2 1982 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 29-16 Maryville College.......................................W...............2-0 Covenant College.......................................W ..............2-0 Georgia State.............................................L................0-3 Western Kentucky......................................W...............2-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-0 Alabama A&M............................................W...............2-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............2-1 Jacksonville................................................W...............2-0 Miss. U. for W.............................................W...............2-0 Montevallo.................................................L................0-2 Southern Baptist........................................W...............2-0 Arkansas State...........................................W...............2-1 Cincinnati...................................................L................1-3 Wright State...............................................L................0-3 Dayton.......................................................W...............3-0 Northern Kentucky.....................................L................1-3 Kentucky State...........................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 Austin Peay ...............................................W...............2-0 Morehead State..........................................L................1-2 North Georgia ............................................W...............2-0 Miss. U. for W..............................................L................1-2 Alabama State...........................................W...............2-1 Columbus College......................................W...............2-0 Jacksonville State.......................................W...............2-1 Lake City CC................................................W...............2-0 Georgia......................................................L................1-2 West Georgia..............................................W ..............2-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............2-0 North Alabama ..........................................W...............2-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................0-2 Memphis State...........................................W...............2-0 Morehead State..........................................L................0-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-2 Florida State...............................................L................0-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-1 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-2 Youngstown St...........................................W...............2-0 Akron.........................................................W...............2-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-2

1983 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 31-9 Mars Hill.....................................................W...............2-0 UNC Asheville.............................................W...............2-0 High Point..................................................W...............2-0 Western Carolina........................................W...............2-0 Western Carolina........................................W...............2-1 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-0 Murray State..............................................W...............2-0 Georgia .....................................................L................1-3 Mississippi State.........................................W ..............3-0 South Carolina............................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Memphis State...........................................W...............3-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-0 Youngstown State......................................W...............2-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............2-0 Miss. U. for W..............................................W...............2-0 North Alabama..........................................L................0-2 Huntington................................................W...............2-0 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................0-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Bellarmine.................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 UC-SB.........................................................L................0-2 Kentucky....................................................L................0-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............2-0 Morehead State..........................................W...............2-0 Youngstown...............................................W...............2-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............2-0 Akron.........................................................W...............2-0 E.Kentucky.................................................L................1-3 1984 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 17-12 Western Carolina........................................L................1-3 Central Florida............................................W...............3-0 UA-Birmingham.........................................W...............3-1 Clemson.....................................................W...............3-0 Mississippi..................................................L................1-3 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-0 Middle Tenn...............................................W...............3-0 Georgia......................................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-3 Youngstown State......................................W...............3-1 Akron.........................................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 Morehead State..........................................L................2-3 Evansville...................................................L................2-3 Kentucky....................................................L................1-3 Xavier.........................................................L................0-3 Bellarmine.................................................W...............3-0 Evansville...................................................L................1-3 Murray State..............................................W...............3-1 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 UA-Birmingham.........................................W...............3-0 Tennessee..................................................L................1-3 Akron.........................................................W...............3-2 E. Kentucky................................................L................0-3

1985 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 22-9 Evansville...................................................W...............3-0 South Alabama..........................................W...............3-0 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................0-3 Georgia Tech...............................................W...............3-0 Mississippi State.........................................W...............3-1 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-0 Georgia .....................................................L................1-3 Georgia Tech...............................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Youngstown State......................................W...............3-0 Akron.........................................................W...............3-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-0 Western Kentucky......................................W...............3-1 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................0-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Tennessee..................................................L................1-3 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-1 Western Kentucky......................................W...............3-0 Memphis State...........................................W...............3-1 Tulsa...........................................................L................1-3 Mississippi State.........................................W...............3-2 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-0 Tennessee..................................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Akron.........................................................W...............3-0 1986 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 20-17 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-0 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 Middle Tenn...............................................W...............3-0 UA-Birmingham.........................................W...............3-1 UNC-Charlotte............................................W...............3-1 Western Carolina........................................L................0-3 Cincinnati...................................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-3 So. Mississippi............................................W...............3-1 Mississippi State.........................................L................0-3 SE Louisiana...............................................W...............3-2 Tennessee..................................................L................1-3 Western Carolina........................................W...............3-1 Murray State..............................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................2-3 Appalachian State......................................L................0-2 Marshall.....................................................W...............2-0 Western Carolina........................................L................1-2 UT Martin...................................................W...............2-1 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 Youngstown State......................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Akron.........................................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................1-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................L................1-3 Murray State..............................................W...............3-0 Western Kentucky......................................W...............3-2 Evansville...................................................L................2-3 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Georgia Tech...............................................W...............3-0 Georgia......................................................L................0-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0

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Golden Eagles Year-by-Year 1987 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 13-19 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................0-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................2-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-3 Pennsylvania..............................................L................0-3 N.C. State...................................................L................0-3 Florida........................................................L................1-3 Western Carolina........................................L................0-3 Cincinnati...................................................L................1-3 Evansville...................................................W...............3-1 Eastern Illinois............................................L................1-3 Arkansas State...........................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Davidson....................................................W...............3-0 Coastal Carolina..........................................W...............3-1 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-1 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Kentucky....................................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-3 Youngstown State......................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Tennessee..................................................L................1-3 Murray State..............................................L................2-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................0-3 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Georgia .....................................................L................0-3 Georgia Tech...............................................L................2-3 E. Kentucky................................................L................1-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 1988 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 14-21 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................L................2-3 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 Louisville....................................................L................1-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................2-3 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-0 UA-Birmingham.........................................W...............3-2 Western Kentucky......................................L................1-3 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................1-3 Lamar.........................................................L................1-3 Mississippi..................................................L................2-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 So. Mississippi............................................W...............3-2 Missouri.....................................................L................1-3 Stephen F. Austin.......................................L................1-3 South Alabama..........................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Cincinnati...................................................W...............3-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Auburn.......................................................L................1-3 Georgia Tech...............................................L................1-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 Georgia......................................................L................0-3 Evansville...................................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L ................0-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3

1989 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 19-17 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................0-3 Samford.....................................................W...............3-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-1 Western Kentucky......................................L................0-3 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................0-3 Utah State..................................................L................0-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 Memphis State...........................................L................1-3 Tennessee..................................................L................1-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Evansville...................................................W...............3-1 Valparaiso..................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................2-3 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Alabama....................................................W...............3-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Stetson.......................................................W...............3-2 Central Florida............................................W...............3-1 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-0 Florida A&M...............................................W...............3-0 Central Florida............................................W...............3-1 Western Kentucky......................................W...............3-1 East Carolina..............................................W...............3-0 Georgia Tech...............................................L................2-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Austin Peay................................................L................2-3 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Akron.........................................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................2-3 1990 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 19-15 Kentucky....................................................L................0-3 Central Michigan........................................L................1-3 West Virginia..............................................L................1-3 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-1 Western Kentucky......................................L................2-3 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 Baptist College...........................................W...............3-0 Georgia Tech...............................................W...............3-0 Sam Houston.............................................L................2-3 Nicholls State.............................................W...............3-1 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Georgia Tech...............................................W...............3-0 New Orleans...............................................L................1-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................L................2-3 Western Kentucky......................................W...............3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Middle Tenn,..............................................W...............3-1 Evansville...................................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-1 Georgia Tech...............................................W ..............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-0 Alabama....................................................L................2-3 Mississippi..................................................L................1-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3

Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 E. Kentucky................................................L................0-3 1991 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 8-24 UT Chattanooga.........................................L................1-3 Valparaiso..................................................L................0-3 Butler.........................................................L................0-3 UA-Birmingham.........................................L................0-3 UW-Green Bay............................................L................0-3 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-1 Eastern Ilinois.............................................L................0-3 Evansville...................................................L................0-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................L................2-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................1-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................0-3 Morehead..................................................L................2-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 Furman......................................................W.......... forfeit Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-2 Murray State..............................................L................2-3 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-1 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................1-3 Liberty.......................................................W...............3-2 East Carolina..............................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................L................2-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 1992 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 10-22 Dayton.......................................................L................1-3 Missouri.....................................................L................1-3 Samford.....................................................W...............3-1 Missouri.....................................................L................1-3 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................L................0-3 Mississippi State.........................................L................1-3 Robert Morris.............................................W...............3-1 Winthrop ...................................................W...............3-1 Marshall.....................................................W...............3-1 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-1

UT Martin...................................................L................1-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................1-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-2 Northeastern Ill..........................................L................2-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................0-3 UT-Martin..................................................W...............3-1 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................2-3 Murray State..............................................L................1-3 UT-Chattanooga.........................................L................0-3 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................2-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................2-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................L................0-3 1993 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 21-14 Southeast La..............................................W...............3-1 Alabama....................................................L................0-3 Alabama State...........................................W...............3-0 Syracuse.....................................................W...............3-2 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-1 Xavier.........................................................L................1-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................0-3 Western Carolina........................................W...............3-0 Robert Morris.............................................W...............3-0 UNC-Asheville............................................W...............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 S.E. Missouri...............................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................L................1-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-2 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................2-3 Oral Roberts...............................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................L................2-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................2-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................2-3 Murray State..............................................W...............3-1 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3

The 1997 Ohio Valley Conference Championship team was the first Golden Eagle volleyball team to compete in the NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Jennie Gilbert also won OVC Coach of the Year honors in 1997.

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Golden Eagles Year-by-Year Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-1 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Nicholls State.............................................W...............3-0 New Orleans...............................................L................0-3 McNeese State...........................................L................0-3 E. Kentucky................................................W...............3-1 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 1994 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 16-17 Georgia Tech...............................................L................1-3 William & Mary..........................................L................0-3 Davidson....................................................W...............3-0 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-1 UNC-Asheville............................................W...............3-0 Western Kentucky......................................L................0-3 N.E. Louisiana............................................W...............3-0 DePaul.......................................................W...............3-2 Liberty.......................................................W...............3-2 Furman......................................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-1 Furman......................................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-2 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................3-1 Murray State..............................................L................3-1 Tenn. State (TV).........................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-1 Morehead..................................................L................3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Western Kentucky......................................L................3-1 South Carolina............................................L ................3-0 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................3-1 Tennessee..................................................L................3-0 Austin Peay................................................L................3-1 Murray State..............................................L................3-1 Morehead..................................................L................3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................3-0 1995 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 15-15 Florida State...............................................L................3-1 South Florida..............................................L................3-0 Memphis....................................................L................3-2 Drexel.........................................................W...............3-2 Youngstown...............................................W...............3-1 Ohio...........................................................L................3-1 NC A&T.......................................................W...............3-0 Western Carolina........................................W...............3-0 Cincinnati...................................................L................3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay (TV).........................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................3-1 Tennessee..................................................L................3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-1 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-1 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................3-0 Western Kentucky......................................L................3-1 Austin Peay................................................L................3-2 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................3-1 Campbell....................................................W...............3-0 Troy State...................................................L................3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................3-1

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1996 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 10-20 Evansville...................................................W...............3-0 Cal Poly SLO................................................L................1-3 Dayton.......................................................L................0-3 Wichita State..............................................W...............3-0 Bradley.......................................................W...............3-0 Northern Illinois.........................................L................0-3 Western Carolina........................................W...............3-0 Samford.....................................................W...............3-0 Xavier.........................................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................2-3 Tennessee..................................................L................0-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-2 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 Eastern Illinois............................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-2 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................L................1-3 Eastern Illinois............................................L................2-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................1-3 Tennessee State.........................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................L................2-3 Austin Peay................................................L................1-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................L................2-3 1997 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 23-10 East Tennessee...........................................W...............3-1 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-2 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Tennessee..................................................W...............3-0 Kentucky....................................................L................1-3 Iowa...........................................................L................0-3 Cal-Sacramento.........................................L................1-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Xavier.........................................................L................2-3 Miami (Ohio)..............................................L................0-3 Georgetown...............................................W...............3-2 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................1-3 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-1 Eastern Illinois............................................L................2-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................1-3 Tennessee State.........................................L................0-3 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-2 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-1 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-1 Colorado.....................................................L................0-3

1998 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 22-7 Providence.................................................W...............3-1 Xavier.........................................................W...............3-1 Mississippi State.........................................W...............3-0 South Florida..............................................L................0-3 Dayton.......................................................L................2-3 Cleveland State..........................................W...............3-2 Connecticut................................................W...............3-0 Kent State..................................................W...............3-1 Eastern Illinois............................................L................1-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................L................2-3 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-2 S.E. Missouri...............................................W...............3-2 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-1 Murray State..............................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................2-3 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-0 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 1999 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 13-13 Ball State....................................................L................0-3 Dayton.......................................................L................0-3 Marshall.....................................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Weber State...............................................L................0-3 Air Force.....................................................L................1-3 Morgan State.............................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-1 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................L................2-3 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................2-3 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-1 Middle Tenn...............................................W...............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................L................2-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-2 Murray State..............................................L ................0-3 Middle Tennessee.......................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-2 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................1-3 Eastern Illinois............................................L................1-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 2000 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 11-15 Army..........................................................W...............3-1 F’leigh Dickinson........................................W...............3-0 Marist University........................................W...............3-0 Centenary..................................................W...............3-0 Lou. Monroe...............................................W...............3-0 Mississippi State.........................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Wright State...............................................W...............3-2 Central Florida............................................L................1-3

W. Kentucky...............................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................0-3 E. Kentucky................................................W...............3-2 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-0 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 Eastern Illinois............................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................L................0-3 Murray State..............................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L................2-3 E. Kentucky................................................L................1-3 Austin Peay................................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................L................1-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................1-3 UT Martin...................................................L................2-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-1 2001 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 8-16 Ohio University...........................................W...............3-2 Ohio State..................................................L................0-3 Illinois-Chicago..........................................L................0-3 Georgia State.............................................L................0-3 Birmingham-Southern...............................W...............3-0 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................L................0-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................2-3 UT Martin...................................................L................2-3 Murray State..............................................L................1-3 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................1-3 Eastern Illinois............................................L................0-3 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................2-3 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................L................1-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................2-3 Lipscomb...................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-2 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................0-3 2002 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 8-18 College of Charleston.................................L................0-3 Boston College...........................................L................0-3 Weber State...............................................L................2-3 Texas Pan-American...................................W...............3-0 Florida International..................................L................1-2 Xavier.........................................................L................1-3 Elon............................................................W...............3-0 Cleveland State..........................................L................1-3 Marshall.....................................................L................1-3 St. Francis...................................................W...............3-1 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................L................0-3 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................1-3 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................2-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................L................0-3 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 UT Martin...................................................L................0-3 Murray State..............................................L................0-3

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Missouri...............................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-0 Middle Tennessee *....................................L................3-2 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................3-2 Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-1 Austin Peay................................................L................3-1 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Samford.....................................................W...............3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-2 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 UT Martin...................................................L................3-0 Jacksonville State.......................................W...............3-0 Samford.....................................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 Lipscomb ...................................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................3-2 2005 Coach: John Blair Record: 7-22 High Point..................................................W...............3-1 Appalachian State......................................W...............3-2 East Carolina..............................................L................3-0 IUPUI..........................................................L................3-2 UT-Martin..................................................W...............3-0 MCN...........................................................L................3-0 Middle Tennessee *....................................L................3-0

Western Kentucky......................................L................3-0 Evansville...................................................L................3-0 Lipscomb...................................................L................3-1 IUPUI..........................................................W...............3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................3-2 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-0 Samford.....................................................L................3-1 Southeast Missouri.....................................W...............3-2 Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-2 Tennessee State.........................................L................3-1 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-2 UT Martin...................................................L................3-1 Murray State..............................................L................3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-2 Samford.....................................................L................3-1 Lipscomb...................................................L................3-1 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................3-2 Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-0 Belmont.....................................................L................3-0 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-0 2006 Coach: John Blair Record: 12-17 Maine.........................................................W...............3-1 UCLA..........................................................L................3-0 Western Michigan......................................L................3-0 Louisville....................................................L................3-0 Arizona.......................................................L................3-1 Dayton.......................................................L................3-0 Ohio State..................................................L................3-0 Michigan State...........................................L................3-0 Appalachian State......................................W...............3-2 Ball State....................................................W...............3-2 Western Kentucky......................................L................3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-0 Samford.....................................................W...............3-1 S.E. Missouri...............................................L................3-1 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-2 Tennessee State.........................................L................3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Belmont.....................................................L................3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-1 Murray State..............................................W...............3-1 Samford.....................................................W...............3-0 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-0 S.E. Missouri...............................................W...............3-1 Lipscomb...................................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-2 2007 Coach: John Blair Record: 18-15 Coastal Carolina..........................................W...............3-2 Memphis....................................................W...............3-1 Louisville....................................................L................3-1 Utah Valley.................................................L................3-2 Butler.........................................................L................3-1 Northern Illinois.........................................L................3-0 Lipscomb...................................................W...............3-1 UT-Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-2 Missouri State............................................L................3-0 UNC-Asheville............................................W...............3-0 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-1 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-2 Morehead State..........................................L................3-0 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-0

Samford.....................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................L................3-1 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-1 Tennessee State.........................................L................3-1 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................3-1 Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-0 Morehead State..........................................L................3-1 Samford.....................................................W...............3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................W...............3-2 Tennessee State.........................................L................3-2 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-1 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-0 Southeast Missouri.....................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................3-2 2008 Coach: John Blair Record: 19-13 Marshall.....................................................L................3-0 Cincinnati...................................................L................3-1 Wright State...............................................W...............3-0 Purdue.......................................................L................3-0 Ball State....................................................W...............3-2 Southern Illinois.........................................L................3-0 Valpariaso..................................................L................3-2 Miami (Ohio)..............................................L................3-0 Furman......................................................W...............3-1 Western Kentucky......................................L................3-0 Austin Peay................................................L................3-2 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................W...............3-2 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-0 Southeast Missouri.....................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................3-1 Murray State..............................................W...............3-1 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Jacksonville State.......................................W...............3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-2 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................1-3 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-1 Murray State..............................................L................3-0 Austin Peay................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Louisville....................................................L................3-0 Tulane........................................................L................3-1

Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-0 Morehead State..........................................W...............3-1 Murray State..............................................L................3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-2 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Austin Peay................................................L................3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-1 Murray State..............................................L................3-1 2010 Coach: John Blair Record: 11-20 Albany........................................................L................3-1 Clemson.....................................................L................3-0 Jacksonville................................................L................3-2 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-1 Syracuse.....................................................L................3-1 Northwestern State....................................W...............3-0 North Texas................................................L................3-0 Samford.....................................................L................3-0 Missouri.....................................................L................3-0 Central Arkansas........................................L................3-0 Western Kentucky......................................L................3-1 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................3-0 Austin Peay................................................L................3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-1 Murray State..............................................L................3-2 Southeast Missouri.....................................W...............3-1 Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-2 Jacksonville State.......................................W...............3-1 Morehead State..........................................L................3-2 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-1 Tennessee State.........................................L................3-2 Austin Peay................................................L................3-0 Jacksonville State.......................................W...............3-1 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-0 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................L................3-1 * Wins vacated by MTSU in 2003, 2004 and 2005 due to NCAA action

2009 Coach: John Blair Record: 10-18 Tennessee..................................................L................3-0 Lipscomb...................................................L................3-0 Western Kentucky......................................L................3-0 North Florida..............................................L................3-2 William and Mary.......................................W...............3-2 Appalachian State......................................L................3-1 Louisville....................................................L................3-1 Liberty.......................................................L................3-2 Toledo........................................................L................3-1 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................3-2 Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-0 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-2 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Murray State..............................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................L................3-0 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-2 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-1 Southeast Missouri.....................................W...............3-2

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Cookeville boasts a mild climate, with an average temperature of 57 and four distinct seasons. Located within a day's drive of 75 percent of the nation's population, Cookeville is just off Interstate 40, which runs from the east coast to California. City life is easily accessible, as well, because Cookeville is situated within 100 miles of Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga — three of Tennessee's major metropolitan areas. The seat of Putnam County, Cookeville is the heart of a three-county alliance known as the Highlands, which centers Tennessee's 14-county Upper Cumberland region. We have hundreds of acres of unspoiled nature — from championship golf courses to natural preserves, state parks and top-rated lakes — close to home. There's plenty of nature inside the city limits, too; the City of Cookeville tends nine parks, including Cane Creek Park, a 262-acre natural area with a 56-acre lake. And while Cookeville is a relatively small town, we have no lack of culture. We are one of the smallest cities in the U.S. with a full-blown symphony orchestra, and our area attracts visual artists and craftspeople from across the nation, thanks to the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU. Drama also takes center stage here, with the 456-seat Cookeville Performing Arts Center cranking out productions year-round, including the award-winning Drama Center Backstage series. Cookeville is home to three museums — the Cookeville Depot Museum, the Cookeville History Museum and the Cookeville Children's Museum — and a year-round slate of events, including regular excursion trains and the annual Fall FunFest. A walkable downtown shopping district and an impressive roster of national chain stores give the retail segment a small-town feel with big-city convenience. Add to that our more than 100 restaurants and 1,400 hotel rooms, and you'll quickly see that Cookeville offers something for everyone.

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For nearly 100 years, Tennessee Tech has served the various needs of the region, the state and beyond. Not only is Tech renowned as a fine institution of higher education, it also serves as a public resource center and encourages scholarly research and creative activity by its faculty and students. Today, Tech makes a number of contributions to economic development locally, regionally and nationally. Tech’s 65,000-plus alumni occupy positions of leadership in education, business, industry, government and public service. Tennessee Tech is widely known as an institution noted for its academic quality -- an institution where the energies of the faculty, staff and students are devoted to ensuring that the university’s quality is maintained and enhanced. The university’s vision is guided by the “T.E.C.H.” framework — technological leadership, enrollment growth, a caring campus, and high quality. The university is divided into seven academic divisions offering 44 programs of study leading to the bachelor’s degree and 20 programs of study at the graduate level. More than 75 percent of the 370 full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Considered one of the most picturesque campuses in the South -and one of the safest -- the buildings carry an attractive Georgian style of architecture that lends the Tech campus an Ivy-league character. Tech was established in 1915 as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, located on the site of its forerunner, Dixie College. TPI gained university

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status in 1965, reflecting the institution’s role as a multipurpose, state-supported university. Tech’s current enrollment continues to include students from almost all 95 Tennessee counties, along with students from more than 40 other states and about 40 foreign countries.

Campus Life

Tennessee Tech students know that there is a lot more to college life than what goes on in the classroom. Nearly 200 student organizations on campus offer activities ranging from academic, athletic, cultural, political, community-oriented, social to spiritual. At Tech, it’s easy to get involved and make friends. Campus recreation coordinates 11 intramural and club sports: basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. The Fitness Center is a free, full-service health club for students. It houses a fully equipped weight room, 25-meter indoor pool, cardiovascular equipment and an indoor track. Tech is also a center for the arts, presenting concerts, theatre productions, lectures, dance performances, films, workshops, demonstrations and art exhibits each year. And, of course there’s always an athletics event to attend. Tennessee Tech’s athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference for 14 sports on the NCAA Division I level, and students can attend all regular season athletic events absolutely free!

The Tennessee Tech Athletic Department unveiled a new brand on Aug. 31, 2006, with an all-new set of logos for the Golden Eagles. The brand is new, but the tradition remains -the name Golden Eagles. How did TTU adopt the name? In the first quarter of this century, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute was a tiny school, located in the rugged, mountainous Upper Cumberland region where Golden Eagles were plentiful, soaring above the lush, upland forests. It's easy to understand how those early students and faculty could narrow their choices for their athletic team's nicknames to "Golden Eagles" or "Mountaineers." On February 14, 1925, the nickname "Golden Eagles " was officially adopted. The school newspaper, The Oracle, printed a story that outlined the efforts of a committee to suggest several possible nicknames to Athletic Association members for their consideration. The two most popular names were "Golden Eagles" and "Mountaineers," and the association, by a vote of 139-18, proudly declared its preference. It wasn't until 27 years later that a tangible mascot found its way to the campus. Several Tech

students braved a driving night rainstorm to pilfer a huge block-tin eagle statue from the charred ruins of a resort hotel in Monteagle. They painted the creature - with a wingspan of over six feet - a glistening gold, and suspended it from the rafter for public inspection at the following day's basketball game in Memorial Gym. Then-Governor Frank G. Clement, a lifelong friend of the hotel owner, was in Cookeville to speak . He worked out a compromise between his friend and the school students, who wanted to retain the eagle as their mascot. Over the years, a wide variety of artwork and drawings have been used to represent the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Some of those include a drawing which appeared in media guides in the mid 1970s, and a cartoon-style mascots in the early 1980s that was dubbed ‘the purple chicken” by Tech students.

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university administration Dr. Robert (Bob)

BELL

UNIVERSITY OF Florida 1969

v University President

Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell, now in his 11th year as President of Tennessee Tech, is an avid supporter of TTU and Ohio Valley Conference sports. He currently chairs the OVC President’s Board of Directors. Bell became TTU’s President in 2000 after serving as dean, associate dean, assistant dean, and a chairperson in the university’s College of Business. After taking the post, he oversaw the reorganization of the athletics department, bringing in a full-time athletics director for the first time in almost 20 years. He has also been involved in statewide economic development on behalf of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, working on the THEC master plan focusing on links among higher education and stakeholders in business, health care and state government. Bell has served four terms on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award’s Board of Examiners and was appointed a charter member of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence in 1992, serving on the group’s panel of judges from 1994 to 2005. He

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represented Tennessee as a state delegate to the White House Conference on North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 and spent two years as an economic development consultant for the nation of Mauritius. Dr. Bell has served on or chaired a variety of professional, regional and national organizations, including the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business International, the Southern Business Association, the North American Case Research Association, the Tennessee College Association, and a number of Tennessee higher education task forces, among others. In 2005, Bell was named the first recipient of the Ned R. McWherter Leadership Award, presented by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. In the scholarly arena, he has been published extensively in the fields of management, organizational design, computer science and quality/productivity management, authoring two books and more than 70 articles, case studies and papers. Bell is also well known and respected in the Cookeville community. He has chaired the Cookeville-Area Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, the Regional Quality Council and the Putnam Tomorrow Task Force for the Putnam County Commission. A past president of the local YMCA, Bell currently chairs the Cookeville Industrial Development Board and is a member of the Board of Directors for CityScape and Blood Assurance Corp. He has been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America since 1988 and serves on the executive board for the Middle Tennessee Council of BSA. He is also a member of the Cookeville Rotary and Evening Lions Clubs.

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athletics administration Mark

WILSON

University of Maine 1991

v Director of Athletics

Mark Wilson’s first six years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have been highlighted by vision, energy, and enthusiasm. Those factors have facilitated growth and excellence in all areas and have placed the focus on generating a better student-athlete experience. Wilson is currently serving an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council through April, 2011. It gives the Ohio Valley Conference, TTU and Wilson a voice in a variety of strategic decisions that can affect intercollegiate athletics. Wilson, 41, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first six years, including enhanced facilities and fund raising, high profile staff additions, and compliance and academic success. Under Wilson’s guidance, the program has continued to focus on the academic success of its student-athletes, with soaring numbers each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Tech’s studentathletes have achieved their highest overall combined semester GPAs. Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past three years Tech has completed several construction projects to athletic facilities, including resurfacing the outdoor tennis courts, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms and locker rooms, and new lights at Tucker Stadium. Most recently, Athletics opened a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center and construction is underway on an new Athletic Performance Center on the western edge of campus. Additional building plans call for a new student-athlete center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary resources for Tech’s student-athletes, coaches and staff.

All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. Wilson was named Director of Athletics on July 1, 2004. He came to Tennessee Tech from Ohio University. Since his first day at Tech, Wilson has made rapid and steady progress. He began by restructuring the department and implemented plans for a better student-athlete experience. In addition, athletics launched a dynamic new website, gained NCAA certification and was found in complete compliance, created a far-reaching “WIN” program for academic success, opened an entertaining and popular Tailgate Park, and started plans for two capital projects. Before going to Ohio, Mark served as the Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of Massachusetts. He also worked as a graduate assistant in the UMass athletic department and interned with the Northwestern University ticketing and marketing departments. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Maine in physical education and health, and earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. Mark has two daughters, Katey (15) and Meaghan (10).

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a c a d e m i c s u p p o rt Dr. Lance

JASITT

Penn State University,1978

v Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare

Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare. He has served in compliance and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics Department since 1998. Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech’s varsity student-athletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty. A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes. In addition to his administrative role within Athletics, Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 2008-09 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is still actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State University in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 30 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian recently reeived his second degree from Tech, this one in Environmental Geology. Meagan is a senior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now

The WIN Program was implemented in the fall semester of 2004 to provide additional support for freshmen and student-athletes whose general academic progress places them at risk for maintaining eligibility and graduating. The program involves the student-athlete, coach(es), academic advisor, tutors, and others to build academic skills for success. Participation in the program is primarily based on grades, and coaches or the academic advisor may recommend additional participation at any time. All incoming freshmen meet at least one time per week with their coach to discuss academic progress and needs as well as time management and study skill techniques. Other aspects of the program include monitored study hours, tutoring, and study skills workshops.

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a c a d e m i c s u p p o rt Winning in the Classroom Tennessee Tech’s commitment to its student-athletes is evident. The support personnel and resources available provide Golden Eagle student-athletes with the tools needed for success. The success of Tennessee Tech University’s athletic teams is tied closely to the academic progress of each student-athlete, and the academic performance of each Tech student-athlete is closely monitored by the coaching staff as well as an experienced staff in Academic Services. Tech’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Each semester, the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll pays tribute to more than 200 students in athletics, including athletes, trainers, managers and cheerleaders, and the overall GPA of the department has climbed steeply in the past seven semesters. Student-athletes are the most visible component of a university, entertaining thousands of fans, students, alumni, family and friends. Their athletic abilities and achievements are a focus for national attention, as athletic events not only bring back faithful alumni, but serve as a welcome mat to the university for potential new students. Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training in an effort to be the best they can be. These hours are not required by non-athletes in the student body, and these extra demands can compete with academics for the student-athlete’s time and energy. The Tech Athletics Department works to provide help with course content (through tutors and monitored study hours) as well as with time management and study skills and any other academic support services that will allow Tech student-athletes to maximize their academic potential.

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America District IV

Tennessee Tech University student-athletes have achieved Academic All-America honors 36 times since 1976.

District IV consists of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama.

1976....................................... Donley Canary, Baseball 1978...................................... Pat Kannapel, Basketball 1982.................................. Jerilynn Harper, Basketball 1985..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1986.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987............................................Derek Lane, Baseaball 1987..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1988..................................................Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990............................................Lisa Johnson, Softball 1993...........................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1996...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996.......................................... Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................................Dena Adams, Cross Country 1997...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1997..............................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998 .................................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1999........................................Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................ Wes Gallagher, Football 2000..........................................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000.........................................Nick Solomon, Football 2001............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2004....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2005...................................... Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2007.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008......................................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008.................................. Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2009...........................................Taylor Askew, Football 2009..........................................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2010....................................................... Josh Simer, Golf

1985.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1985..............................Barry Wilmore, Football 1985......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986...............................Joel Chandler, Football 1986.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987................................. Ed deHass, Basketball 1987................................... Derek Lane, Baseball 1987.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1987..................................Clark Richey, Football 1988....................................... Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990...............................Steve Arnette, Baseball 1990...............................Tuesday Frase, Softball 1990................................. Lisa Johnson, Softball 1990..........................Spencer Hissam, Football 1991................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1991.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1991................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1992................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1992................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1994.....................Mary Beth Coombs, Softball 1995.................................... Scott Trent, Football 1995............................................Lisa Phipps, Golf 1995...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.................................. Jason Matson, Tennis 1996................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................ Kelly Carmichael, Track & Field 1996........................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996................................Brandy Henry, Softball 1996...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.............. Meggan Toohey, Cross Country 1997................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1997........................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1997.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field

1997....................................... Wade Morrell, Golf 1997................................. Jeff Norman, Football 1997............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1997...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1998................................. Taylor Ralph, Baseball 1998......................................Amy Ayers, Softball 1998.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1998............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1999...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 1999............................. Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................Shane Sewell, Golf 1999............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999..................Kevin Boucher, Cross Country 1999................ Steven Gordon, Cross Country 2000...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2000...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 2000................................Brandy Henry, Softball 2000.............................Mirza Duranovic, Tennis 2000..............................Nick Solomon, Football 2001..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2001........................... Grant Swallows, Football 2001............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2001........................................Julie Tryon, Soccer 2002..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................. Brent Jolly, Basketball 2002.........................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2002..................Stephanie Ward, Track & Field 2002...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2002............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2002...................................... Trey Perry, Football 2003......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003 ........................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2004......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track

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2004.................................... Brett Vavra, Football 2004............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005...................................... Eric Anderson, Golf 2005........................... Michelle Brigano, Soccer 2005................................Jess Seyfert, Volleyball 2005............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2006........................Leah Watson, Track & Field 2006................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2006....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2007................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2007................................Taylor Askew, Football 2007.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2008........................Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2008...........................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008............................Keri Coulthard, CC/Track 2008................................Taylor Askew, Football 2008.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Kathryn Lally, Soccer 2008....................................Taren Brown, Soccer 2008...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009...............................Frank Davis, Basketball 2009......................................Keri Light, CC/Track 2009.........................Stephanie Place, CC/Track 2009...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2009...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009................................Taylor Askew, Football 2010......................................Lee Henry, Baseball 2010............................Chad Oberacker, Baeball 2010...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2010.............................................Josh Simer, Golf 2011...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball Total honors since1985.......................107

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s p o rt s m e d i c i n e Responsible for providing medical coverage, recognition and treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation for all 14 intercollegiate teams and more than 300 student-athletes. Tennessee Tech’s Sports Medicine department provides some of the most complete and advanced care available.

Joe

ERDELJAC

v Director of Sports Medicine West Virginia, 1988

Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams.

A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac began his career in 1988 while an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree in 1989. His first full-time position was Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University prior to joining the Tech staff. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the CRMC as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, working with the basketball teams and other Olympic team members A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and is currently serving as president of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS).

Assistant Athletic Trainers earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from East Carolina University where he worked with the football, volleyball and baseball teams, and also with high school teams in the area. He served as a graduate assistant in athletics at Chattanooga for two years. Prior to beginning his collegiate studies, Fox had more than 10 years of service in the U.S. Army, spending his time on active duty as a paratrooper and combat medic. He was in Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2003 to 2005.

ADAM GRAHAM --

Upton Dabney

Jake Fox

Adam Graham

UPTON DABNEY --

Upton Dabney joined the athletic training staff at Tennessee Tech in 2008 after serving five years at Oregon Tech where he personally handled all of the sports medicine needs for the school’s 11-sport athletic program. A graduate of Morristown (Tenn.) East High School, he earned a degree from the Tennessee Institute of Electronics, worked for several years in the computer field, and in 1992 joined the U.S. Air Force where he worked in the medical field at Offutt AFB (Neb.) for four years. In 1996, Dabney returned to school for athletic training at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and worked at the University of Nebraska Medical School. He transferred to East Tennessee State in 1998, serving as a student athletic trainer before earning his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2001. He spent one year at Emporia (Kan.) State beginning graduate studies, then interned at Jacksonville (Fla.) University and finished a master’s degree in physical education while at The Citadel (SC) in 2003-04.

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Jake Fox, a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for two years, became an assistant athletics trainer at Tennessee Tech University in 2010. Fox earned his masters degree in clinical exercise physiology while at Chattanooga, receiving it in May. A native of Canandaigua, N.Y., Fox

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Adam Graham joined the Sports Medicine staff in 2011 as assistant athletic trainer. A graduate of Western Carolina with a master’s degree from West Virginia, Graham is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., and a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. As a student athletic trainer, he worked with the Catamount football and women’s basketball teams. During his time as an undergraduate, he also spent one summer in an internship position with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, working with the Bradenton Pirates in the Gulf Coast League. He also served in volunteer positions at the North Carolina State High School cross country and wrestling championships, and the Kentucky Bluegrass Games. As part of the WCU Athletic Training program, Graham had a stronghold on the department’s annual honors, winning the Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior awards. After graduation, he spent one year in an internship position at Georgia Tech where he worked primarily with the Yellowjacket football team. His coverage also included working with the cross country and track teams, and the cheerleading squad. During 2010-11, Graham worked toward his master’s degree and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia University. His coverage with Mountaineer teams was with the baseball, cross country, track and football teams. He holds membership in several regional associations, and is also a member of the National Athletic Ali Trainers’ Association.

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

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s p o rt s m e d i c i n e Dr. Richard WILLIAMS Team Physician

Dr. Richard Williams, M.S., M.D., serves as the Team Physician for Tennessee Tech student-athletes. A physician at Mid-State Sports Medicine, Dr. Williams has specialized in sports medicine throughout his professional medical career, including experience with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes. He understands sports medicine from an athlete’s point of view, participating on track and field and basketball teams during his high school and collegiate careers. A 1975 graduate of Crawfordsville (Ind.) High School, Dr. Williams also spent one year as a foreign exchange student in West Germany. He graduated Cum Laude (A.B.) from Dartmouth College, and went on to earn an M.S. degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University, and an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams worked with the Indianapolis Colts training camp and provided volunteer medical support for high school soccer and football teams in Indianapolis during his senior year in medical school, and also served as a research assistant at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. During his residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Dr. Williams provided coverage for local high school and college football teams, and worked extensively with the University of Cincinnati athletic teams. He earned an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship with Kentucky Sports Medicine in Lexington, and during the 1994-95 season was the team physician at Eastern Kentucky University, including primary game coverage in football and basketball, and training room coverage for all sports. Since 1995, Dr. Williams has been in practice in the Upper Cumberland. He has assumed primary responsibility, training room care and game coverage and injury treatment for all of Tennessee Tech’s athletic programs along with area high schools.

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant

Dr. James Talmage, M.D., has over a decade of providing a variety of services to Tennessee Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes as general practitioner and consultant to the sports medicine staff. Currently a physician at the Occupational Health Center, Dr. Talmage moved to Cookeville in 1979 and has worked closely with the Tech sports medicine staff since 1987. While working with all men and women athletes, his primary area is the women’s basketball program. After graduating with a degree in Physiology from The Ohio State University in 1968, he was Summa Cum Laude in 1972 from the OSU medical school. He is Board Certified both in orthopedic surgery and in emergency medicine, and among his published works and lectures have been numerous items relating to athletic injuries and sports medicine.

Medical Support Staff

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes TTU/CRMC Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Therapy Center is located inside the east side of Tucker Stadium on the TTU campus. The center specializes in athletic and orthopedic injuries and creates a convenient way for students, faculty and staff to attend physical therapy without leaving campus. The center is operated by a community partnership between Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech, and is also open to members of the community.

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

Dr. Mike Huddleston Team ptometrist

Eric Tarsi is the physical therapist for the TTU/CRMC Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Therapy Center. Tarsi comes to Cookeville with nearly 10 years experience in sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation, most recently having worked for a year in Nashville at Lean Physical Therapy. Prior to that, he spent a year in the Monterey/ San Jose region of California as a traveling physical therapist, working mainly in home health and acute care. A native of Kingsford, Mich., Tarsi graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2002 with his M.S. in Physical Therapy after completing his undergraduate degree at GVSU in Health Sciences. Tarsi is engaged to Katie Reber; the couple resides in Cookeville and plays to marry in June of 2012. To make an appointment, Tarsi will be reached at the center by calling (931) 783-2463.

Dr. William C. Francis Athletic Training Complex Tennessee Tech University’s athletic training complex was renamed the Dr. William C. Francis Student Therapy/Athletic Training Complex on November 7, 1992, in recognition of the dedicated, long-time team physician who was instrumental in the health care of all Tech student-athletes for 35 years. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the east side of Tucker Stadium. A 1953 Tech graduate who served as the football team’s captain and was president of the student body, Dr. Francis was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Dr. Francis passed away on October 13, 1996.

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s t re n g t h & C o n d i t i o n i n g Emphasizing Player Development

The Tennessee Tech strength and conditioning program is a blend of science, technology, nutrition and one-on-one attention to each athlete. Golden Eagle student-athletes make a year-round commitment to physically preparing to play their sport at the highest level. At TTU, a program is tailored to match each student-athlete’s individual needs with the sport-specific physical demands. This includes strength, speed, power, agility, flexibility, metabolic conditioning and motivation. This combination allows Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes to better reach their specific goals. Another major focus of the strength staff is the development of sport-specific speed, agility and conditioning.

Chip

PUGH

v Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ohio, 2000

Chip Pugh is in his fifth year as Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning head coach. He oversees the physical development of student-athletes in all 14 sports, providing support in building toward championships. Pugh served three years in the same position at Winthrop University where he created and developed a highly successful strength and conditioning program that helped win 12 conference championships. An alumnus of Ohio University, he was an offensive lineman on the football team while earning a bachelor’s degree in sport industry and a master’s degree in physical education. Pugh believes that the qualities that athletes can develop in strength and conditioning will not only aid in their athletic development, but will also help them build quality character components necessary for life. A native of Parkersburg, W. Va., he began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he primarily worked with men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s swimming,

and women’s soccer. He also assisted coach Ethan Reeve, currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest, with football while at Ohio. After leaving Ohio University he became the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Marietta (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant football coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta College he also served as a campus minister to the college. Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts personal training classes open to the public using the CrossFit methods. Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were married July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit. The couple welcomed a daughter, Rory Love Pugh, in October.

Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning program features:

u Strength and conditioning coaches u A wide variety of workout stations at the new Athletic Performance Center u A comprehensive obstacle course u Nutrition analysis u Complete conditioning regimen

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s t re n g t h & C o n d i t i o n i n g Development of Core Strength Imagine the body is a 3-link chain with the head and arms being one link, the torso/trunk being the second link and the legs being the third link. If the core link (trunk/torso) is weak or inflexible, there is little chance of maximizing potential because all body movement stems from the core. Train using ground-based, multi-joint lifting versus machine lifting Most athletes participate in stand up power sports using many muscle groups at once. The emphasis of training should be on total body athleticism and flexibility rather than having body weight supported by a machine and forcing isolation of just one muscle group. By incorporating ground-based lifts and exercises that focus on the total body, the athlete becomes more prepared to use their whole body in sport skills.

By taking advantage of expert instruction, Golden Eagle student-athletes are afforded every opportunity to maximize their athletic potential

Assistant Strength Coaches

Train for Power (which results in increased speed) Power = (Mass Moved x Distance)/time. The less time it takes to move a mass a certain distance, the higher the output. As seen in the above formula, an increase in speed of movements results in an increase in power. Train Athleticism Many factors are included in athleticism: strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, coordination, fitness level and mental toughness are just a few. It is the goal to maximize an athlete’s overall athleticism. Train as a Team When teams train together, it provides another opportunity to develop chemistry, teamwork, leadership skills and a competitive environment. Within this competitive environment, teams can work on mental toughness, attacking the weights and maintaining a positive attitude. By enabling athletes to work on these things as a team, it helps to promote a stronger sense of unity, therefore making it harder to “fold” under pressure. Make workouts short and intense There are many philosophies on how to get athletes stronger, faster and more flexible. But, when combined, these philosophies have the same three underlying principles: a) The workouts should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense

Rich Froning

Elijah Muhammad

Golden Eagle Strength All-Americans under Chip Pugh Awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

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Katie Sutherland, Softball Amadi McKenzie, Men’s Basketball Allison Price, Women’s Basketball John Jackson, Football Blair Bowens, Women’s Basketball Kelechi Odu, Football Kaleigh Gates, Softball Elijah Muhammad, Basketball Tacarra Hayes, Women’s Basketball Dustin Dillehay, Football

The following are recommendations for athletes concerning days and times of strength trainig (including warmups): * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout * Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout

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Hall of fame 1975 Inductees Preston V. (Putty) Overall (1923-67)--Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball Creed Denton McClure (1937-39)--Football, Track B. Holmes Neal (1937-39)--Football Tom Fann (1950-52)--Football James Dearing Miller (1920-25)--Football 1976 Inductees Malcolm P. Quillen (1930-33)--Baseball, Football Raymond H. (Bull) Brown (1933-37)--Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track Elwin W. (Wink) Midgett (1930-34)--Baseball, Basketball, Football Sidney McGee (1939-68)--Sports Information Emmett T. Strickland (1933-36)--Football, Baseball, Basketball 1977 Inductees Hooper Eblen (1941-74)--Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track, Tennis, Golf Kenneth Sidwell (1955-56)--Basketball Joe B. Sills (1927-31)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Wilburn Tucker (1941-67)--Baseball, Football Eddie Watson (1922-28)--Football, Baseball, Basketball 1978 Inductees Benton Bilbrey (1940-43)--Track, Football, Baseball Huland Draper (1937-40)--Baseball, Basketball Jack Van Hooser (1951-54)--Football, Baseball Lonnie Warwick (1961-63)--Football Homer (Rudy) Schmittou (1959-62)--Football, Track 1979 Inductees Carl S. (Cotton) Barlow (1936-39)--Football, Baseball Tom Chilton (1956-57)--Track William Dupes (1949-51)--Football James S. Hagan (1957-60)--Basketball Flavious Smith (1948-52)--Football, Basketball

1984 Inductees Edward F. Etzel (1971-74)--Rifle William C. Francis (1949-52)--Football Don Cook (1948-51)--Baseball, Basketball Tommy Hackler (1959-60)--Football Edd Zegarski (1942, 1947-48)--Football, Track 1985 Inductees Earl Carrier (1929-34)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Ray Carter (1970-73)--Rifle Homer Hamdorff (1936-39)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Charles (Chuck) Kriese (1970-72)--Tennis 1986 Inductees Glen (Pete) Davis (1938-42)--Basketball, Football Elois Grooms (1972-75)--Football Mike Hennigan (1971-72)--Football Ron Shumate (1957-61)--Baseball, Basketball 1987 Inductees R.L. Highers (1940-43)--Football, Baseball Basketball Frank Jones (1972-76)--Basketball L.C. (Lusk) Stubblefield (1938-42)--Football Baseball 1988 Inductees Everett Derryberry (1940-74)--Administration Herbie Merritt (1956-59)--Basketball Dana Winningham (1972-75)--Football Kenneth (Moe) Wright (1955-57)--Football

1989 Inductees Noble Cody (1952-90)--Athletics James M. Gaylor (1951, 1955-57)--Football, Baseball Gayle Burgess-Hastings (1975-76)--Basketball James G. (Red) Jarell (1944, 46-49)--Football, Basketball 1980 Inductees 1990 Inductees Albert Jobe (1927-30)--Football, Baseball, L.D. (Speedy) Carden (1946-50)--Basketball, Football Basketball, Track Pam Chambers-Compton (1976-80)--Basketball Jim Ragland (1960-63)--Football Bobby Nichols (1960-63)--Golf Marshall (Stick) Taylor (1953-56)--Football, Basketball Johnny Oldham (1955-64)--Basketball David C. Williamson (1927-33)--Football, Basketball Larry Schreiber (1966-69)--Football 1991 Inductees Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball 1981 Inductees Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics 1992 Inductees 1982 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle David Baxter (1958-61)--Football Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Kenneth Broyles (1951-53)--Football Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Bannis Norris (1931-35)--Basketball, Baseball Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Virgil Rains (1949, 1952-54)--Football Volleyball Ray Thomas (1957-60)--Football 1993 Inductees 1983 Inductees Marc Burnett (1977-82)--Basketball Edward Gracey (1939-42)--Golf, Football, Track Dr. William Headrick (1941-43)--Basketball, Baseball Gordon Mason (1957-61)--Football Pam Cassity Smith (1973-77)--Basketball Charles Pangle (1943-45)--Football, Basketball, Don Wade (1968-82)--Football Baseball W. J. Shumaker (1957-59)--Football 1994 Inductees Jim Youngblood (1968-72)--Football Murray Cunningham (1973-76)--Football Don J. Henderson (1946-49)--Football, Baseball Ed Hooper (1940-1998)--Athletics Hubie Smith Jr. (1950-56)--Golf

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1995 Inductees Ed Burns (1975-79)--Football Kurt Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Rodney Moore (1975-79)--Track 1996 Inductees Eldon Burgess (1962-96) and Gene Davidson (1962-98)--Broadcasting Wayne Pack (1970-73)--Basketball Kim Tunnell-Suiter (1982-85)--Volleyball Mike Winchester (1972-75)--Baseball 1997 Inductees Wayne Anderson (1977-80)--Football Donley Canary (1973-77)--Baseball Jim Newkirk (1980-89)--Rifle Cheryl Taylor (1983-87)--Basketball 1998 Inductees Juan Escudero (1986-88)--Tennis Bruce Harris (1955-57)--Basketball Bob Joye (1967-80)--Football Derek Lane (1984-87)--Baseball 1999 Inductees Jim Cornelius (1985-88)--Golf Johnny Donnelly (1989-98)--Supporter Melinda Clayton Hatfield (1986-90)--Basketball Elaine Proffitt Keagle (1978-82)--Rifle 2000 Inductees Bill Branch (1949-52)--Football, Baseball C. Stephen Lynn (1966-69)--Tennis Melanie Marshall (1986-89)--Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Golf John D. Wall (1950-53)--Track Lana Ward (1987-90)--Rifle 2001 Inductees Matt Bulow (1987-90)--Tennis, Paralympics Angela Moorehead (1988-91)-- Basketball Matt Stark (1977-80)--Rifle 2002 Inductees John Fitzpatrick (1969-72)--Football Todd Kemp (1985-88)--Baseball Roschelle Vaughn (1990-92)--Basketball 2003 Inductees Becky Murray Isom (1982-85)--Volleyball Stephen Kite, Sr. (1982-86)--Basketball Steve Moore(1968-83)--Athletics Trainer Raymond Slonena, Sr. (1980-84)--Rifle Barry Wilmore (1982-85)--Football 2004 Inductees Anthony Avery (1986-90)--Basketball Beth Keylon (1992-94)--Softball Andrea Roark (1990-93)--Softball Delores Wheatley (1969-2004)--Academics 2005 Inductees Leonard “Sonny” Allen (1951-54)--Football Scott Baerns (1985-88)--Baseball David Mays (1974-98)--Baseball Coach 2006 Inductees Shawn Monday Smith (1986-90)--Basketball Cecilia Ramsey Fisher (1988-91)--Basketball Angelo Volpe (1987-2000)--President Melanie Gray Walker (1991-95--Golf Bill Worrell (1981-2006)--Basketball Coach

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Raymond Brown....................................1933-1937 Hooper Eblen.........................................1941-1974 Tom Fann...............................................1950-1952 P.V. Overall.............................................1923-1967 Emmett Strickland.................................1933-1936 Wilburn Tucker.......................................1941-1967 Star Wood..............................................1950-1951 Jim Youngblood.....................................1968-1972 Bill Dupes...............................................1954-1962

OVC Hall of Fame Dr. Thurston Banks.................................1974-2006 Raymond Brown....................................1933-1937 Dr. Everett Derryberry............................1943-1974 Hooper Eblen.........................................1941-1974 David Larimore.......................................1977-2004 David Mays.............................................1974-1999 Marynell Meadors..................................1970-1986 Bobby Nichols..................................XXXXXXX-2008 Johnny Oldham......................................1955-1964 P.V. Overall.............................................1923-1967 Malcolm Quillen.....................................1930-1933 Dr. Arliss Roaden....................................1974-1985 Wilburn Tucker.......................................1941-1967 Angelo Volpe..........................................1987-2000 Don Wade..............................................1966-1982 Bill Worrell.............................................1980-2006

College Football Hall of Fame Jim Youngblood.....................................1968-1972

2007 Inductees Dr. Thurston Banks (1973-2006)--Administrator Stacy Hughes Britt (19866-89)--Softball Dr. David Larimore (1976-2006)--Administrator Eddie Scott (1951-54)--Football, Track Ryan Weeks (1986-89)--Football 2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-2007)--Supporter Rachel Melchiorre (1994-97)--Volleyball Tom Pack (1996-99)--Golf 2009 Inductees Dena Adams Fairley (1995-98)--Cross Country, Track Jim Bishop (1967-71)--Football, Baseball John Moorhead (1955-59)--Football, Track Tony Stone (1955-59/67-73)--Football/Coach Branon Vaughn (1995-99)--Football 2010 Inductees Steve Hawkins (1984-87)--Baseball Diane Seng Haynes (1996-2000)--Basketball, Volleyball, Track Brandy Henry Kleeman (1999-2000)--Softball Gene Palmer (1956-60)--Cross Country, Track

A period of 10 years must pass after they complete their eligibility before athletes can be nominated for the Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations are due each year by June 30.

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Man of the Year

1991 - Dana Scott (Basketball) 1992 - Cecilia Ramsey (Basketball) 1993 - Bonnie Zoss (Volleyball/Track/BB) 1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Merrie Robin Caldwell (CC/Track) 1997 - Dena Adams (Track/CC) 1998 - Rachel Melchiorre (Volleyball) 1999 - Amber Clark (Basketball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) and Collin Carmichael (Basketball) 2001 - Rachael Gobble (Basketball) and Adrienne Fortmann (Softball) 2002- Janet Holt (Basketball) 2003 - LeeAnne Mongar (Softball) 2004 - Alexis Boyd (Soccer) and Andrea Brown (Basketball) 2005 - Laura Sidorowicz (Volleyball) 2006 - Anne Morrow (Volleyball) 2007 - Kayla Garrison (Golf) 2008 - Beth Boden (Softball) 2009 - Kappy Lang (Volleyball) 2010 - Teresa Craig (Volleyball) 2011 - Brooke Mayo (Soccer)

1993 - Ben Holt (Baseball) 1994 - Mike Kinney (Baseball) 1995 - Willie Queen (Football) 1996 - Gerald Bentley (Football) 1997 - Robert Taylor (Football) 1998 - Jeff Norman (Football) 1999 - T.J. Christian (Football) 2000 - Wes Gallagher (Football) 2001 - Larrie Smith (Basketball) 2002- Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Brent Jolly (Basketball) 2004 - Luis Aquerrevere (Tennis) 2005 - Brett Vavra (Football) 2006 - David McMahan (Football) 2007 - Anthony Ash (Football) 2008 - Thomas Nelson (Baseball) 2009 - Bradley Thompson (Football) 2010 - Josh Simer (Golf) 2011 - Kelechi Ordu (Football)

An Honored Staff Tory Acheson - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 2003, 2006 John Blair - Women’s Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 Matt Bragga - Baseball TBCA Coach of he Year - 2009 OVC Coach of the Year - 2010 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994

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Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Stacy Hughes (Softball) 1997 - Diane Seng (Basketball) 1998 - Diane Seng (Basketbal/VB/Track) 1999 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2001 - Janet Holt (Basketball) 2002 - Janet Holt (Basketball) and Lupita Hernandez (Tennis) 2003 - Stephanie Dallmann (Softball) 2004 - Lori Bayless (Softball) 2005 - Emily Christian (Basketball) 2006 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Emily Christian (Basketball) 2007 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Beth Boden (Softball) 2008 - Stephanie Fischer (Softball) 2009 - Stephanie Place (CC and Track) 2010 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) 2011 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) and Leah Meffert (Volleyball)

1994 - Mike Jones (Football) 1995 - Greg Bibb (Basketball) 1996 - Michael Penix (Football) 1997 - Mark Maberry (Baseball) 1998 - Andre Caballero (Football) 1999 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2000 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2001 - Chad Evitts (Football) 2002 - Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Casey Benjamin (Baseball) 2004 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) 2005 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) and Frank Omiyale (Football) 2006 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2007 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2008 - Larry Shipp (Football) 2009 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) 2010 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) and Chad Oberacker (Baseball) 2011 - Zac Swansey (Basketball)

Tech Athletics staff members have won many honors and awards since 1986 Tom Kelly - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2001 Jeff Lebo - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001, 2002 Barry Lewis - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 David Mays - Baseball OVC Coach of the Year -1993, 1995, 1997 Sytia Messer - Women’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year, 2011 George Moody - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2002, 2003 Bobby Nichols - Men’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1990, 2005 Bobby Nichols - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001 Steve Payne - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2006

Jim Ragland - Football OVC Coach of the Year - 1992, 1993 Rob Schabert - Sports Information TTU Outstanding Professional - 2004 Qasim Sheikh - Women’s Soccer OVC Coach of the Year - 1998 Randy Smith - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1991, 1992, 1999, 2006 Randy Smith - Women’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1999 Mike Sutton - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2005 BWAA Most Courageous, 2006 NSC Kaia Jergenson Courage Award, 2006 Bill Worrell - Women’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 1987, 1990, 1992, 2000 Bill Worrell - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1986

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athletics staff Athletics Administration

Baseball Matt Bragga

Kevin Bostian Associate A.D./ Development

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

Misty Pearson Corporate Sales & Marketing

Ben Shannon Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Facilities and Faculty Rep Assistant A.D./ Sports Information Events

Basketball (M) Steve Payne

Basketball (W) Sytia Messer

CC & Track Tony Cox

Football Watson Brown

Soccer Daniel Brizard

Softball Tory Acheson

Tennis (M) Kenny Doyle

Volleyball John Blair

Ticket Office

Sandy Zimmerman

Kim Meredith

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Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Special Events

Golden Eagle Head Coaches

Strength & Conditioning

Marketing & Sales

Facilities

Chip Pugh

Selena Roberts

Tyler Birdwell

Matt Dexter

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Patrena Hicks

Dr. Lance Jasitt Tammie McMillan Assistant A.D./ Assistant A.D./ Academics Business

Jessica Morgan

Kim Nash

Peggie Parrott

Debbie Turnbow

Robin Burroughs

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SCHABERT v Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Information and Braodcasting St. Cloud State, 1977 Heading into his 30th year on the Tennessee Tech athletics staff, Rob Schabert is assistant athletics director for sports information and broadcasting. He joined the Tech staff on Sept. 8, 1982, and has been going full-speed ever since, working not only in publicizing Tech’s studentathletes and staff but also in promotions and marketing for the athletics department. In September 2008 he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at Minnesota State University (Mankato). An active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), he has attended the organization’s annual workshop in 29 of his 35 years in the profession. He has served on numerous CoSIDA committees, including Ethics, Academic All-America and Writing, and he currently serves on the Olympic Liaison Committee. In 2004, he was voted winner of the university’s Outstanding Professional Award, and in July 2005 was promoted to his current title. A tireless worker, Schabert has won dozens of national publications and writing awards, including “Best in the Nation” from USA Volleyball for his annual media guide six times. Schabert, 55, has established several programs within the department. He created the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 1987 and initiated the President’s Awards program in 1991. He also established the Woman of the Year/Man of the Year awards along with the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete awards. He is active in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame selection process and serves as the emcee of the annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Schabert has promoted the selection of numerous Tech Academic All-Americans and is extremely active in promoting both the academic and athletic accomplishments of Tech’s student-athletes. Another wing of his operation is the day-to-day production and operations of the vast Tech athletics web site, TTUsports.com. Rob and his staff also serve as the hosts to all media attending athletics events on campus.

Schabert encourages a basketball crowd in Eblen Center to get vocal and support the Golden Eagles

Over the past several years, many of the interns who have worked for Schabert have moved into full-time positions in the Sports Information profession at a wide variety of colleges and universities, including Appalachian State, UAB, Xavier, Idaho, Texas State and University of Nethe w Mexico. A Minnesota native who learned the trade under the guidance of his father, Bob (a long-time Minnesota Sportswriter), Rob earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in 1977, spent one year in the Minnesota Twins public relations office, and was SID for five years at Mankato State University. He was a charter member of the St. Cloud chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalist. In 2002, Rob was a volunteer with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee as a member of the Press Operations staff. Rob and his wife, Joan, have two grown children who are also in the public relation business -- Matt (Morehead State sports information) and Kristen (U.S. Army public affairs). They also have one grandson, Jacob.

Sports Information Assistants Nick Burns, 26, joined the Tennessee Tech Sports Information staff in July of 2010 and is in his second season on the staff. He is the primary contact for volleyball, women's basketball and baseball, and the secondary contact for tennis. A native of Bloomington, Minn., he is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a public relations emphasis. As an undergraduate, Burns was a reporter for the campus newspaper covering the men's and women's track and field and golf teams and writing feature stories. He also worked in the school’s athletic communications office helping with gameday services and writing. From 2007 to 2009, Burns was a graduate assistant in the MSU athletic communications office, serving as the primary contact for the volleyball and women's basketball teams for two seasons, and the softball, men's and women's track and field and tennis teams for one season. He produced publications, was the in-game statistician for all Maverick home events, updated the athletic website and filled in as guest host of the weekly Maverick Magazine radio show. During the 2008-09 women's basketball season, Burns served as the primary contact when the team won the Division II NCAA National Championship in San Antonio. He has also worked at the WCHA Final Five. Tommy Dillard, 25, joined the Tech Sports Information staff in July after serving as sports editor of the Murray Ledger & Times. Dillard served as the beat writer covering Murray State athletics and coordinated coverage of the university as well as several high schools. He was also responsible for page and section design, photography and web site maintenance. At Tech, Dillard will handle several aspects of media relations for the athletics department, including the production of publications, press releases and human interest articles. He will serve as the primary sports information contact for the soccer and men’s basketball teams, as well as the golf, cross country and track teams. Prior to being named the sports editor of the newspaper in Murray in 2010, Dillard served three years as assistant sports editor covering local high school athletics. He has also worked for the Associated Press, covering Murray State home athletic events as well as non-sports-related work. Dillard has earned numerous awards from the Kentucky Press Association. A native of Germantown, Tenn., Tommy graduated from Murray State in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He married the former Elaine Kight on June 11.

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A t h l e t i c p e r f o rm a n c e c e n t e r Building a Better Athlete is the goal of Tech’s new Athletic Performance Center In the Spring, Tennessee Tech held Grand Opening for its brand new, state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Center for Golden Eagle student-athletes. The 25,000 square-foot facility will benefit every Golden Eagle student-athlete. Considered as the finest such facility in the Ohio Valley Conference, the APC features 10,000 square-feet for the new strength & conditioning room and 10,000 squarefeet for indoor practice facility. At an estimated cost of $2 million, the facility is located west of the softball complex close to Pine Ave. To help Tech’s student-athletes by providing support for the purchase of equipment, please contact Kevin Bostian, Associate Athletic Director for Development, either by phone (931-372-3929) or email him at: KBostian@tntech.du.

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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting March 24, 2011

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t h e u p p e r c u m b e rl a n d PICTURESQUE VIEWS:

Two of America’s most picturesque lakes can be found within a short drive of Cookeville. Dale Hollow Lake is just to the north, while Center Hill Lake (shown here) is just south of town.

NICE WEATHER:

The Cookeville area enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, perfect for the abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. January: average high 53F, average low 38F, July: average high 89F, average low 67F Annual average precipitation: 51 inches Annual average snowfall: 8 inches

CLOSE TO EVERYBODY: Tennessee Tech is less than a day’s drive from almost half of the USA. Mileage to Tech: Nashville (78), Chattanooga (95), Knoxville (102), Atlanta (210), Birmingham (238), Louisville (247), Cincinnati (250), Memphis (289), Indianapolis (357), Tallahassee (397), St. Louis (399), Detroit (525), Cleveland (529), Chicago (547), Orlando (646), New Orleans (648), ESPN Studios (933)

Tennessee Tech University Athletics Mission Statement The mission of Tennessee Technological University Intercollegiate Athletics, based upon and consistent with the university’s mission, is to encourage student scholarship and sportsmanship with emphasis placed on helping studentathletes make appropriate progress toward completion of their chosen academic degree programs and become productive members of society. The TTU Intercollegiate Athletics Program serves as a rallying point for the university as well as a public relations outlet for university activities by striving to bring positive recognition to TTU through a program built on concepts including excellence, integrity, and enthusiasm.

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Academic integrity is a key element in athletic decisions, thus ensuring that the educational values, practices, and the university’s mission set the standard for the program. TTU’s athletic program strives for student-athlete excellence in competition and in the academic setting. TTU seeks to field disciplined and competitive athletic teams dedicated to observing sportsmanship and applicable rules, to providing quality athletic training and medical support to intercollegiate athletics, and to supporting the general welfare of student-athletes. The TTU Intercollegiate Athletics Program focuses on the overall development of all persons participating in athletics. Ethical conduct and good sportsmanship are pro-

moted among faculty and students, alumni and friends, athletics department staff, and student-athletes. The program adheres to the policies, rules, and guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA), the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), and the institution. Intercollegiate Athletics is as supportive of women as of men and as supportive of those in the minority as those in the majority. The program is committed to complying with Title IX regulations. Intercollegiate Athletics provides opportunities to eligible persons without regard to age, gender, color, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

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