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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audrey Lewis Fr. • OH • 5-10 Columbus, Ind. Columbus North

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

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John Blair Head Coach 10th Season Tennessee ‘76

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

Claire Lindner Assistant Coach 2nd Season Stony Brook ‘08

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

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Don Hardcastle Graduate Assistant 5th Season Tennessee Tech ‘11

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Cody Dodd Fr. • OH/MB • 6-0 Cookeville, Tenn. Cookeville

Adam Graham Trainer 2nd Season West Virginia ‘10

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Lori Keck Manager 1st Season


GOLDEN EAGLE VOLLEYBALL Tech Quick Facts Location: Cookeville, Tennessee Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 11,385 President: Dr. Philip Oldham Athletics Director: Mark Wilson Sports Info Director: Rob Schabert SID Volleyball Contact: Erin Bean 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: 378-526 (28 years) Record at Tech: 104-165 (9 years) Assistant Coach: Claire Lindner Graduate Assistant Coach: Don Hardcastle Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Team Athletic Trainer: Adam Graham Team Manager: Kelsey Scott 2011 Record: 5-25 2011 OVC Record: 4-16/11th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/0

On the Covers

Tech’s 2012 seniors: Katrina Dvorken, Madi Comperry and Kelsey Gray

Shown on the front cover are seniors #7 Katrina Dvorken, #10 Madi Comperry, and #9 Kelsey Gray. Shown on the back cover are juniors #25 Allison Mays, #11 Lauren Stiles, #3 Natalie Penrod, #17 Elise Robertson and #6 Ashleigh Hancock.

What’s Inside 2012 Schedule............................2 2012 Roster/Team Photo........3 2012 Season Outlook...........4-5 Returnees Profiles...............6-29 Newcomers Profiles......... 30-31 Head Coach John Blair.... 32-33 Assistant Coaches............. 34-35 2011 Opponents............... 36-37 vs. All Opponents................... 38 Tech In Tourney Play.............. 39 2011 Statistics.......................... 40 The OVC in 2011.................... 41 2011 OVC Leaders.................. 42 Tech All-Time Participants... 43 Golden Eagle Honors...... 44-45 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 Athletic Performance...... 62-63 TTU Sports Hall of Fame....... 64 Athletic Honors....................... 65 Athletic Staff............................. 66 The OVC..................................... 67 APC........................................ 68-69 Media Relations................ 70-71 The Upper Cumberland....... 72

Tech’s 2012 juniors: Ashleigh Hancock, Elise Robertson Natalie Penrod and Allison May

Contents / Credits The 2012 Tennessee Tech Volleyball Guide was produced by the Sports Information Office. Writing, editing and layout by Sports Information Assistant Erin Bean. Photography by TTU Photo Services, Tony Marable and Jim Dillon. Cover design and production by WD Stone and Associates, Cookeville, Tenn. This digital guide was produced by the Tennessee Tech Sports Information Office. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its program and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Diversity & Legal Affairs, PO Box 5164, Cookeville, TN 38505, 931-372-3016. R035-PDF-13

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GOLDEN EAGLE 2012 SCHEDULE Date AUGUST 24-25 31-Sept. 1

Opponent

Location Time

at UT Chattanooga Invitational at Xavier Invitational

Chattanooga, Tenn. Cincinnati, Ohio.

(at right) (at right)

SEPTEMBER 7-8 at Western Kentucky Invitational 14-15 at Samford Invitational 21 at Murray State * 22 at Austin Peay * 25 JACKSONVILLE STATE * 29 TENNESSEE-MARTIN *

Bowling Green, Ky. Birmingham, Ala. Murray, Ky. Clarksville, Tenn. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE

(at right) (at right) 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

OCTOBER 5 at Tennessee State * 6 at Belmont * 12 EASTERN KENTUCKY * 13 MOREHEAD STATE * 19 BELMONT * 20 TENNESSEE STATE * 26 at Morehead State * 27 at Eastern Kentucky *

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

NOVEMBER 2 SIU EDWARDSVILLE * 3 EASTERN ILLINOIS * 6 at Jacksonville State * 10 at Southeast Missouri State * 15-18 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament 19 Ohio Valley Conference Championship DECEMBER Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 NCAA Tournament – First/Second Round 7-8 NCAA Tournament – Regionals 13 & 15 NCAA Tournament – Final Four

COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Jacksonville, Ala. Cape Girardeau, Mo. TBA TBA TBA TBA Louisville, Ky.

7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

All times listed are Central * Denotes OVC matches Bold denotes home matches

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Golden EagleTournaments August 24-25 UT Chattanooga Invitational Friday, Aug. 24 vs. USC Upstate 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 vs. Alcorn State 10 a.m. at UT Chattanooga 7 p.m. August 31-September 1 Xavier Invitational Friday, Aug. 31 at Xavier vs. Marquette Saturday, Sept. 1 vs. Mississippi September 7-8 Western Kentucky Invitational Friday, Sept. 9 at Western Kentucky Saturday, Sept. 10 vs. IUPUI vs. Dayton September 14-15 Samford Invitational Friday, Sept. 14 vs. Gardner-Webb at Samford Saturday, Sept. 1 vs. Alcorn State

12 p.m. 5 p.m. 2 p.m.

1 p.m. 10 a.m. 3 p.m.

2 p.m. 7 p.m. 12 p.m.


GOLDEN EAGLE ROSTERS NO. NAME 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 13 Audrey Lewis 14 Christine Maci 17 Elise Robertson 25 Allison May 29 Cody Dodd

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

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

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

Hometown/High School Major Knoxville, Tenn./Karns HS Business Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County HS Marketing Cypress, Texas/Cy-Fair HS Civil Engineering Grove City, Ohio/Grove City HS Public Relations Richmond, New Zealand/Waimea College Human Ecology Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood HS Interdisciplinary Studies Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore HS Nursing Newark, Ohio/Newark HS Nutrition Tampa, Fla./Sickles HS Housing and Design Columbus, Indiana/Columbus North HS Accounting and Finance Fishers, Ind./Cathedral HS Basic Business Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville HS Exercise Science Louisville, Ky./Assumption HS Nursing Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville HS Undeclared

GOLDEN EAGLE VOLLEYBALL STAFF

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NO. 10 5 29 7 9 6 8 13 14 25 3 17 2 4

NAME Madi Comperry Ellen Conti Cody Dodd Katrina Dvorken Kelsey Gray Ashleigh Hancock Madison Keyes Audrey Lewis Christine Maci Allison May Natalie Penrod Elise Robertson Courtney Smith Sarah Teel

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

2012 Golden Eagle Volleyball Team

Front row, from left: Ashleigh Hancock, Ellen Conti, Courtney Dodd, Elise Robertson, Madison Keyes, Katrina Devorken, Kelsey Gray, Christine Maci,Natalie Penrod. Second row, from left: assistant coach Claire Lindner, head coach John Blair, Allison May, Courtney Smith, Audrey Lewis, Madi Comperry, Sarah Teel, graduate assistant Don Hardcastle, trainer Adam Graham, manager Lori Keck.

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GOLDEN EAGLE 2012 OUTLOOK

2012 Preseason Ohio Valley Conference Coaches/SID Poll 1. Morehead State......... 242 (22) 2. Belmont................................. 198 3. Southeast Missouri......192 (2) 4. UT Martin.............................. 167 5. Tennessee State.................. 130 6. Eastern Kentucky............... 117 7. SIUE......................................... 109 8. Murray State........................ 105 t9. Austin Peay......................... 100 t9. Eastern Illinois................... 100 11. Jacksonville State...............83 12. Tennessee Tech.............41

2012 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team Nikki Doyle*................................Austin Peay Ashley Edmond*............Eastern Kentucky Ellie Roberson*................. Morehead State Caitlin Clark*...................... Morehead State Emily Coon*.................Southeast Missouri Erika Moss*........................Tennessee State Kasey Elswick*.............................. UT Martin Laura McDermott............ Morehead State Aryn Bohannon................ Morehead State Emily Franklin...................... Eastern Illinois Kelsey Augustine.................................... SIUE Julie Shives...................Southeast Missouri Alison Berens....................... Eastern Illinois Leslie Schellhaas............Moorehead State *- All-OVC in 2011

Golden Eagles fly under the radar   Seven: the number of starters returning to the court for the 2012 volleyball season. Twelve is the numver of letterwinners returning to the Tech squad. 30 is the number of matches the Golden Eagles played last season but this season it will take only 16 matches to get to the OVC Tournament.   Not many teams in the OVC can match the number of returners, or starters, yet in the Preseason poll, TTU filled the 12th spot. “That’s right where we want to be,” said head coach John Blair. With the OVC having little expectations for the Golden Eagles, the team is not gathering a ton of attention from opponents, but in his 10th season at Tech, Blair is preparing his team for what some say is unthinkable - an OVC Tournament Championship and a berth to the NCAA Championship. “There is enough talent on this team that if they play to their potential, this team can compete for an OVC championship. This year we not only have depth, we have experience within that depth. It’s a good setup for this team, it’s just a matter of what we do with it.”

own fate.” The following three tournaments, Xavier, Western Kentuckt and Samford will prepare the Golden Eagles for the OVC. The teams they will face will be tough, but the Eagles have the potential to go set-for-set with some of the most respected programs in the country. “It will be a tougher task. All of the teams we face are very successful programs. It will be an early test to see what we will look like against OVC opponents. It will give us an idea of what we can do. If we play the way we are capable of playing, we will be able to go point for point with a lot of teams. It’s a matter of what point does our consistency break down, or does it break down. At what point does athleticism kick in, and the level of competition reach a point of refusing to lose. “ OVC Play Belmont has been added to the OVC, and with the addition comes with a new bracket and format of the conference. . This season the OVC will break down into two regions, expanding tournament play to the top eight teams (from six in previous years). The winners of each division get automatic berths into the conference championship, while the seeding will be determined by winning percentage.

Non-Conference Schedule Tech will kick off the season with four tournaments this year, The opneing tournament will be at UT Chattanooga. The regional competition will be vital to jumpstarting the season.

“UTC is only 100 miles from here so we have a pretty good history of playing UTC. We’re excited for the opportunity to compete. The team is ready to play. They realize they have some things to work on, but they’re ready. It’s a great opportunity for us to be successful early. If we go and we compete and execute, when we do that now in practice, we look pretty good. If we play consistent, we’ll give ourselves a chance to be successful. We’re playing new teams, teams we’ve never seen before, but if we execute, we’ll control our

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GOLDEN EAGLE 2012 OUTLOOK the court. The success of the team will rely on their focus and ability to lead by example. Ellen Conti, a 2011 OVC-Newcomer selection, will also make an impact. The outside hitter will have competition with four other outsides on her trail “We’ve got experience on the outside; we have three outsides that started a lot of matches for us last year. We’re adding two other potential outsides to that group which we haven’t had in the past. I just think that there’s going to be a little bit of a challenge in the gym. People are going to be looking around seeing what everybody else is doing and has to measure where they are..“

The Golden Eagle Huddle

Tech will play in the East Division along with Belmont, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Morehead State and Tennessee State. The West Division includes Austin Peay, Eastern Illinois, Murray State, Southeast Missouri, SIUE and UT Martin. “There have abeen a lot of changes in the OVC. THere’s been a big swing in personell in a couple of programs. This is by far the toughest conference to play on the road. The types of venues that you play in are so diverse. You go from small to medium to arenas, and then back to small. It’s definitely a challenge when you play away from home in this conference. The venues are very different, the crowds are very different, and the atmospheres are very different.”

With such high expectations for themselves, the Golden Eagles will have to continue to get better as the season progresses. With such a vertan squad, Blair feels that the competition for starting spots could propell this team to greatness. Newcomers Tech has added some local flair with the addition of Cody Dodd, a three-time team district MVP. Audrey Lewis will also compete for a starting spot, having played for one of the premier clubs in Indianna. Neither are no stranger to success, and are looking to make an impact early in the season.

Tech plays eight matches on the road, and are going to take the attitude that on the road, the gym their in, is their gym. The Bench The team is not the only group filled with experience. This will be Blair’s 10th season leading the Golden Eagles, and both assistants Clair Lindner and Don Hardcastle will be back this season. Blair earned his 100th victory last season, becoming the second coach in Tech’s history to reach the milestone. Returners The vertan Golden Eagle squad is led by Kelsey Gray. “Gray practiced really hard in the spring. She had some outstanding matches as an individual, which helped us be successful as a team. She’s the kind of player that can do that. The position she plays as a middle blocker gives her the opportunity to really impact things.” Joing the senior, are fellow seniors Madi Comperry and Katrina Devorken. The trio will be looked to keep consitency on and off

Junior Natalie Penrod

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Madi Sr • 5-9 • S

Comperry 10

Tampa, Fla. / Sickles HS

Pinellas Heat Elite Club

In 2011 (Junior): Madi finished the season with a team-high 652 assists in 102 sets…tallied a careerhigh 51 assists in TTU’s win over UT Chattanooga…posted at least 35 assists in six matches…against Jacksonville State (10/4) she tallied a career high in digs (15) and blocks (4)…notched 10 service aces as well…named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. 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).

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.

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

Madi’s Career Highs Kills 3 at UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11 Total Attempts 7 vs. East Tennessee 9/10/11 Assists 51 at UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11 Digs 15 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/4/11 Aces 2 vs. Tennessee State, 9/30/11 Blocks 4 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/4/11


Purple Pride means being loyal. Through rain or shine and every event I am supporting the school that made Division I volleyball a reality for me.


Katrina Sr • 6-3 • MB

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Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood HS DIGS In 2011 (Junior):

Katrina played in 27 matches and appeared in 77 sets…tallied 48 kills, 34 blocks and 18 digs…tied her career-high of five blocks against Eastern Kentucky (11/11).

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 Interdisciplinary Studies.

Katrina’s Career Highs Kills 7 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/14/09 Total Attempts 16 at UT Martin, 10/18/11 Assists 2 vs. Murray State, 10/22/11 Digs 6 vs. Murray State, 10/22/11 Blocks 5 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/11/11


Purple Pride is an overwhelming feeling of togetherness that comes with strength, will and hard work toward a common goal - TO WIN!


Kelsey Sr • 6-2 • MB Newark, Ohio / Newark HS Central Ohio Volleyball Club In 2011 (Junior): Kelsey was the only Golden Eagle to appear in all 110 sets…led the team in blocks with 106 and finished third on the team in kills with 234 while maintaining a .256 hitting percentage…notched a career-high 12 total blocks against Jacksonville State (10/4) and seven solo blocks against Murray State (10/22)…tallied at least 11 kills in eight matches, including a season-high 15 against Eastern Kentucky (11/11)…finished second on the team in service aces with 20 and posted 66 digs…named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. 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 team-leading .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

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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 careerhigh 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.

Kelsey’s Career Highs Kills 17 at Murray State, 10/2/11 Total Attempts 40 vs. Morehead State, 10/22/10 Assists 3 at Lipscomb, 9/2/11 Digs 6 at UT Martin, 10/18/11 Aces 4 at Austin Peay, 10/28/11 Blocks 12 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/4/11


2009 OVC All-Newcomer Team OVC Defensive Player of the Week 2011 All-OVC Preseason Team Purple Pride is the opportunity to be apart of something much bigger than myself. It’s being apart of this Tech volleyball team, being apart of this athletics program dedicated to winning and being a part of this great university.


Ashleigh Jr • 5-10 • S

Hancock 6

Richmond, New Zealand / Waimea College South Island Team Club

In 2011 (Sophomore): Ashleigh finished second on the team in assists with 148…played in 46 sets… tallied a career-high 26 assists against UT Martin (9/16)…posted 38 digs, including a career-high nine against Southeast Missouri (10/21)…named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Personal File: The daughter of Blue and Wendy Hancock...full name is Ashleigh Louise Hancock...born August 18, 1991...majoring in Human Ecology.

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.

Ashleigh’s Career Highs Kills 1 at Samford, 9/4/10 Total Attempts 4 at Samford, 9/4/10 Assists 26 vs. UT Martin, 9/16/11 Digs 9 vs. Southeast Missouri, 10/21/11 Aces 1 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/4/11 Blocks 1 vs. Murray State, 9/23/11


Purple Pride is like a second family. Coming from the other side of the world into a community with spirit, encouragement and passion for their student athletes made the transition easy.   GO TECH!


Allison Jr • 5-9 • DS Louisville, Ky. / Assumption HS KIVA Club In 2011 (Sophomore): Allison led the Golden Eagles with 507 digs in 107 sets…tallied at least 10 digs in all but two of the 29 matches she played in, including a season-high 30 against UT Chattanooga (9/10)…led the Golden Eagles with 30 service aces and tallied at least three aces in four matches…named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

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isville, Ky...full name is Allison Taylor May... born May 27, 1992...majoring in Nursing.

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 careerhigh 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 Lou-

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Allison’s Career Highs 1 vs. Morehead State, 11/12/11 5 at Eastern Illinois, 11/4/11 3 vs. Jacksonville State, 11/18/10 36 at Eastern Illinois, 10/9/10 5 vs. Murray State, 11/5/10


2010 OVC All-Newcomer Team

Purple Pride means giving your all on the court and in the classroom so you can represent your team and school in the best way possible.


Natalie JR • 5-11 • OH

Penrod 3

Alexandria, Ky. /Campbell County HS NKYVC In 2011 (Sophomore): Natalie led the Golden Eagle offense with 301 kills her sophomore season in 100 sets…was also one of three TTU players to post at least 200 digs…added 29 total blocks and 11 service aces…posted career-highs in kills (25) and digs (20) against UT Chattanooga (9/10)…tallied at least 10 kills in 16 matches, including eight of TTU’s last nine matches of the season…named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. 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.

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

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...

Natalie’s Career Highs Kills 25 vs. UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11 Total Attempts 70 vs. UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11 Assists 2 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 10/14/11 Digs 20 vs. UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11 Aces 3 vs. Austin Peay, 10/1/10 Blocks 4 at Eastern Illinois, 11/4/11


2010 OVC All-Newcomer Team

Purple Pride means, regardless if you are a boy or girl, black or white, tall or short, the strongest or the fastest, when practicing and in a game you play like a champion. If you play like a champion you have purple pride.


Elise Jr • 6-2 • RS

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Strongsville, Ohio /Strongsville HS Cleveland VB Company

In 2011 (Sophomore): Elise finished her sophomore campaign with 102 kills, joining just three other Golden Eagles with at least 100 kills… finished second on the team in total blocks with 61, including 16 solo blocks… added 74 digs and 25 assists…posted a career-high 12 kills against Tennessee State (9/30)…notched a career-high nine digs against East Tennessee State (9/10)… named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Personal File: The daughter of David and Teresa Robertson...full name is Elizabeth Michelle Robertson...born November 1, 1991...majoring in Exercise Science.

In 2010 (Freshman): Elise finished her freshman season with 99 kills, while playing in 114 sets...posted a career-high seven kills against Albany (8/27) and Western Kentucky (9/11)...tallied 69 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.

Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Blocks

Elise’s Career Highs 12 vs. Tennessee State, 9/30/11 26 vs. Tennessee State, 9/30/11 3 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 10/14/11 9 vs. East Tennessee, 9/10/11 6 at Eastern Illinois, 10/9/10


Purple Pride means a lot to me. We have a lot to be proud of as student athletes for TTU. So giving 100% in the classroom weight room, and on the court help me show my Purple Pride! GO TECH!


Ellen So • 6-0 • OH Grove City, Ohio /Grove City HS Elite Volleyball Training Center In 2011 (Freshman): Ellen appeared in all 30 matches for TTU and finished second on the team in kills with 248…notched at least 10 kills in 10 matches, including a career-high 21 against SIU Edwardsville (10/14)…registered 54 digs and 22 total blocks and was named to the OVC all-Newcomer Team… named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

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named a Scholar Athlete all four years at Grove City High School... 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...majoring in Public Relations with an emphasis in Sports Media.

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... 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... played three seasons of varsity basketball in which she was named second team all-Ohio Capital Conference her junior season and honorable mention allmetro...her accolades were not confined to the courts as she excelled in the classroom as well...a National Honor Society member,as well as a member of Student Council, Ambassadors, Renissance, Fellowship of Christian Athletes...she was also

Kills Total Attempts Assists Aces Digs Blocks

Ellen’s Career Highs 21 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 10/14/11 51 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 10/14/11 1 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 10/14/11 1 at SIU Edwardsville, 11/5/11 9 at Southeast Missouri, 9/24/11 5 vs. East Tennessee, 9/10/11


2011 OVC All-Newcomer Team Purple Pride is a reminder to be a positive example throughout campus and around the community.


Madison So • 6-0 • MB/RS Cincinnati, Ohio /Sycamore HS Team Z In 2011 (Freshman): Madison finished third on the team in total blocks with 58 and posted 73 kills in 80 sets…tallied nine kills and six total blocks against Eastern Kentucky (11/11)…posted at least four total blocks in six matches… named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

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

Prep Highlights: 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.

Madison’s Career Highs Kills 9 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/11/11 Total Attempts 21 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/11/11 Assists 1 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/11/11 Digs 2 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 10/14/11 Blocks 6 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/11/11


Purple Pride means being proud to be a part of the TTU volleyball program and carrying myself in a positive way to represent the team.


Christine So • 6-0 • MB Fishers, Ind. / Cathedral HS Team Indiana

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In 2011 (Freshman): Christine appeared in 42 sets over 14 matches during her freshman season and posted 33 kills and 22 total blocks…tallied a career-high seven kills against UNC Charlotte (9/3) and posted four total blocks against both Charlotte and East Tennessee. Prep Highlights: 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 Basic Business.

Christine’s Career Highs Kills 7 vs. UNC Charlotte, 9/3/11 Total Attempts 17 vs. UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11 Assists 1 at Belmont, 9/6/11 Aces 1 vs. Kansas State, 8/27/11 Digs 4 vs. UNC Charlotte, 9/3/11 Blocks 4 vs. East Tennessee, 9/10/11


Purple Pride means knowing that you represent the name on the front of your jersey just as much as the one on the back.


Courtney So • 5-4 • DS Knoxville,Tenn./ Karns HS Phoenix Rising

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In 2011 (Freshman): Courtney appeared in 106 sets during her freshman season and finished second on the team in digs with 216…tallied 12 service aces and passed out five assists… notched at least 10 digs in seven matches, including a career-high 21 against UT Chattanooga (9/10)…posted five service aces against Jacksonville State (10/4)… named to the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Prep Highlights: 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 Business.

Courtney’s Career Highs Kills 2 vs. UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11 Total Attempts 7 vs. UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11 Assists 1 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/11/11 Aces 5 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/4/11 Digs 21 vs. UT Chattanooga, 9/10/11


Purple Pride means to have pride for Tennessee Tech on and off the court, while displaying yourself in a positive manner.


Sarah SO • 5-9 • OH Cypress,Texas / Cy-Fair HS Willowbrook

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In 2011 (Freshman): Sarah finished her freshman season with 63 kills, 49 digs, and seven service aces in 47 sets…posted a career-high nine kills and nine digs against Southeast Missouri (10/21). Prep Highlights: 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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Sarah’s Career Highs 9 vs. Southeast Missouri, 10/21/11 34 vs. Southeast Missouri, 10/21/11 1 vs. Jacksonville State, 9/13/11 3 vs. Southeast Missouri, 10/21/11 9 vs. Southeast Missouri, 10/21/11 1 at Eastern Kentucky, 10/8/11


Purple Pride means wearing purple fingernail polish to every game.


Cody Fr • 6-0 • OH/MB Cookeville,Tenn. /Cookeville HS Nashville One RC Juniors

Prep Highlights: Cody was voted District 6-AAA Most Valuable Player for three straight seasons. Her high school team tallied 95 wins, three straight District 6-AAA titles, and two Class AAA sectional appearances over her career, never losing a set in 6-AAA play. Personal File: Cody is the daughter of Jim and Jerri Dodd...born July 3, 1994...full name Cody Jewell Dodd...enrolled in General Curriculum.

Purple Pride means to be part of a team that is a good influence on the community.

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Audrey FR • 5-10• OH/RS Columbus, Ind. /Columbus North hs Hoosierland Volleyball Club

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Prep Highlights: Audrey was a scholar athlete throughout her high school career and an academic all-state honorable mention. She received all-conference honors her senior season, and all-conference honorable mention her junior season. Along with her volleyball honors, Audrey was a talented gymnast. Her team finished fourth in the state in 2009, and third in 2011 and 2012. Audrey finished fifth on vault at the 2012 state championships. Audrey was also a member of student assembly. Personal File: Audrey is the daughter of Chris and Melissa Lewis...born July 3, 1994...full name Audrey Christine Lewis...majoring in Accounting and Finance

Purple pride represents the next step in my life.


GOLDEN EAGLE HEAD COACH

John

Blair

College: University of Tennessee (1976) B.A. in Education Year at Tennessee Tech: 10th year Coaching Experience (Record: 378-526) Tennessee Tech University: Head Coach — 2003-Present (104-165) University of Mississippi: Head Coach — 1986-2001 (218-282) University of Tennessee: Assistant Coach — 1983-85 University of Illinois: Assistant Coach — 1979 Head Coach — 1980-82 (56-79) Born: November 18, 1950

  John Blair continues his reign as head coach by reaching the decade mark becoming only the second coach in Tech history to do so.   During the 2011 season, Blair reached another milestone, earning his 100th victory at UT Chattanooga in a five-set thriller. Blair has had continued success since he lead the Golden Eagles to a conference championship in 2008, making it to the OVC tournament four out of the past five seasons.   During the 2011 season, Blair earned his 69th OVC victory when the Golden Eagles defeated Eastern Kentucky Milestone Caree

r Victories:

1st Career win : Northern Illin ois 3-2 (1980) 25th Career W in: Illinois State 3-2 (1981) 50th Career W in: Minnesota 32(1982) 75th Career w in: McNeese St ate 3-0 (1986) 100th Career W in: US Internat ional 3-2 (1989) 150th Career W in: Mississippi State 3-1 (1991) 200th Career W in: Louisiana Te ch 3-1 (1996) 250th Career W in: Auburn 3-1 (2000) 300th Career W in: IUPUI 3-2 (2 005) 350th Career W in: UT Martin 31 (2008) 1st T TU victory : Louisiana-Lafa yette (2003) 1st OVC victory : Eastern Illino is (2003) 25th OVC victo ry: UT Martin (2 50th OVC victo 005) ry: Jacksonville State (2008) 100th T TU vict ory: UT Chatta nooga (2010)

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on November 11. Blair now has 373 wins after 27 years as a head coach, including 104 career wins at Tennessee Tech, making him the third winningest coach in program history.   During his time at TTU, Blair’s players have amassed numerous awards including 11 all-OVC awards, five all-OVC Tournament awards, seven all-OVC Newcomer awards, as well as an OVC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year awards.   Blair’s players have also excelled in the classroom as they have earned one Academic All-American and four Academic All-District IV awards as well as 61 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll awards during his time at TTU.   Blair coached at the University of Mississippi for 16 years prior to coming to Tennessee Tech. As the Rebel’s winningest coach, Blair coached six all-Southeastern Conference players. With 12 SEC tournament appearances to his credit while at Ole Miss, Blair brought with him a proven ability to win.   In his tenure at Mississippi, he had an impressive 70 SEC Academic Honor Roll students and four earned Academic All-America Honors.   Blair served three seasons as assistant volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee. While with the Lady Vols, he helped UT capture SEC titles in 1983 and 1984.   Blair, 60 , also served as head coach at the University of Illinois from 1980 through 1982, after spending one season as an assistant coach for the Illini. His 1980 Illinois team participated in the AIAW National Championship Tournament.   A native of Knoxville, Blair earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Tennessee in 1976. He played volleyball for the Volunteers under coach Bud Fields, who led the team to a ninth-place finish in the open nationals in 1976. He competed in the World University Games in 1973 and was a member of the United States training team for the Pan Am Games in 1974 and the U.S. National training team in 1975.   In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Blair coached the South men’s team to a gold medal in 1986 and a bronze medal in 1987 in the U.S. Olympic Festival and led the Texas Stars USA Volleyball team to the 1996 championship in the men’s master’s division.

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2008 OVC Coach of the Year

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.All-Time Coaching Records Coach (Total Years) Sharon Bilbrey (15) Jennie Gilbert (8) John Blair (9) Tina Buckles (2) Marynell Meadors (1) Judy Murray (1)

Years Record 1979-93 279-252 1994-02 126-130 2003-Present 104-165 1976-77 48-39 1975 25-15 1978 9-22

Austin Peay....................................................9-11 Eastern Illinois............................................ 14-11 Eastern Kentucky.........................................6-10 Jacksonville State..................................... 10-12 Morehead State............................................3-16 Murray State..................................................10-9 SIU Edwardsville.............................................1-1 Southeast Missouri.....................................9-11 Tennessee State.............................................8-7 *Tennessee Tech............................................2-0 UT Martin........................................................12-7 * faced the Golden Eagles while coaching at Ole Miss

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GOLDEN EAGLE ASSISTANTS Claire Lindner College: Stony Brook University (2008) M.A. in Education (2008) B.A. in History (2007) Year at Tennessee Tech: 2nd 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 enters her second season as assistant coach for the Tennessee Tech volleyball team. “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.” Before coming to Tech, Lindner spent four seasons as a member of the Stony Brook coaching staff that saw the Seawolves compile a 24-8 record in 2007, while

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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 former 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 ASSISTANTS Don Hardcastle College: Tennessee Tech (2011) B.A. in Accounting (2011) Year at Tennessee Tech: 5th year Coaching Experience: Tennessee Tech University:    Graduate Assistant — 2011-Present    Manager/Student Assistant — 2008-2010 Don Hardcastle begins his second year as the Tennessee Tech graduate assistant coach, after spending the previous 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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2012 OPPONENTS ALCORN STATE BRAVES (First Meeting)

8/25 in Chattanooga, 9/15 in Birmingham — Location: Lorman, Miss. — Conference: Southwestern Head Coach: Kevin Montgomery — 2011 record: 3-29, 0-12 — Volleyball Contact: LaToya Shields SID Phone: (601) 877-6501 — E-mail: latoya@alcorn.edu — Web: www.alcornsports.com

AUSTIN PEAY LADY GOVS (Tech leads series 48-26)

9/22 in Clarksville — Location: Clarksville, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Taylor Mott — 2011 record: 11-20, 9-11 — Volleyball Contact: Cody Bush SID Phone: (931) 221-7561 — E-mail: bushc@apsu.edu — Web: www.apsugovernors.com

BELMONT BRUINS (Tech leads series 10-3)

10/6 in Nashville, 10/19 in Cookeville — Location: Nashville, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Deane Webb — 2011 record: 21-9, 11-2 — Volleyball Contact: Kristen Litchfield SID Phone: (615) 460-8023 — E-mail: kristen.litchfield@belmont.edu — Web: www.belmontbruins.com

DAYTON FLYERS (Dyton leads series 3-1)

9/8 in Bowling Green — Location: Dayton, Ohio — Conference: Atlantic 10 Head Coach: Kelly Sheffield — 2011 record: 25-7, 14-1 — Volleyball Contact: Brian Karst SID Phone: (937) 229-4431 — E-mail: bkarst1@udayton.edu — Web: www.daytonflyers.com

EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS (EIU leads series 19-14)

11/3 in Cookeville — Location: Charleston, Ill. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Kate Price — 2011 record: 11-20, 8-12 — Volleyball Contact: Bart Rettberg SID Phone: (217) 581-6408 — E-mail: bvrettberg@eiu.edu — Web: www.eiupanthers.com

EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS (EKU leads series 46-20) 10/12 in Cookeville, 10/27 in Richmond — Location: Richmond, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Lori Duncan — 2011 record: 14-18, 9-11 — Volleyball Contact: Kevin Britton SID Phone: (859) 622-2006 — E-mail: kevin.britton@eku.edu — Web: www.ekusports.com

GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS (First Meeting) 9/14 in Birmingham — Location: Boiling Springs, N.C. — Conference: Big South Head Coach: Leo Sayles — 2011 record: 10-20, 5-9 — Volleyball Contact: Kevin Davis SID Phone: (704) 406-3523 — E-mail: kldavis@gardner-webb.edu — Web: www.gwusports.com

IUPUI JAGUARS (Series tied 1-1)

9/8 in Bowling Green — Location: Indianapolis, Ind. — Conference: The Summit League Head Coach: Steve Payne — 2011 record: 15-16, 8-10 — Volleyball Contact: John Berry SID Phone: (317) 278-3691 — E-mail: jmberry@iupui.edu — Web: www.uipuijags.com

JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS (JSU leads series 12-8)

9/25 in Cookeville, 11/6 in Jacksonville — Location: Jacksonville, Ala. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Joseph Goodson — 2011 record: 11-20, 9-11 — Volleyball Contact: Josh Underwood SID Phone: (256) 782-5915 — E-mail: underwood@jsu.edu — Web: www.jsugamecocksports.com

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES (First Meeting)

8/31 in Cincinnati — Location: Milwaukee, Wis. — Conference: Big East Head Coach: Bond Shymansky — 2011 record: 24-11, 12-2 — Volleyball Contact: Mike Wittiff SID Phone: (414) 288-7447 — E-mail: michael.wittliff@marquette.edu — Web: www.gomarquette.com

MISSISSIPPI REBELS (Mississippi leads series 7-0) 9/1 in Cincinnati — Location: Oxford, Miss. — Conference: Southeastern Head Coach: Joe Getzin — 2011 record: 11-17, 7-13 — Contact: Bill Bunting SID Phone: (662) 915-1083 — E-mail: wbunting@olemiss.edu — Web: www.olemisssports.com

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2012 OPPONENTS MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES (MSU leads series 53-17)

10/13 in Cookeville, 10/26 in Morehead — Location: Morehead, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Jaime Gordon — 2011 record: 26-8, 19-1 — 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 28-26)

9/21 in Murray — Location: Murray, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: David Schwepker — 2011 record: 8-23, 8-12 — Contact: xxxxx SID Phone: (270) 809-3351 — E-mail: pgriffith2@murraystate.edu — Web: www.goracers.com

SAMFORD BULLDOGS (Tech leads series 7-4)

9/14 in Samford — Location: Birmingham, Ala. — Conference: Southern Head Coach: Derek Schroeder — 2011 record: 29-5, 13-3 — Volleyball Contact: Nathan Sheehan SID Phone: (205) 726-4005 — E-mail: nsheehan@samford.edu — Web: www.samfordsports.com

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI REDHAWKS (SEMO leads series 35-9) 11/10 in Cape Girardeau — Location: Cape Girardeau, Mo. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Julie Folliard — 2011 record: 14-19, 12-9 — Volleyball Contact: Nick Seeman SID Phone: (573) 651-2937 — E-mail: nseeman@semo.edu — Web: www.gosoutheast.com

SIU EDWARDSVILLE COUGARS (Series tied 1-1)

11/2 in Cookeville — Location: Edwardsville, Ill. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Leah Johnson — 2011 record: 13-19, 8-12 — Volleyball Contact: Eric Hess SID Phone: (618) 650-3608 — E-mail: ehess@siue.edu — Web: www.siuecougars.com

TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS (Tech leads series 35-8)

10/5 in Nashville, 10/20 in Cookeville — Location: Nashville, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Kathy Roulhac — 2011 record: 18-11, 13-7 — Volleyball Contact: Zekeya Anderson SID Phone: (615) 963-1867 — E-mail: zanderson01@tnstate.edu — Web: www.tsutigers.com

USC UPSTATE SPARTANS (First Meeting)

8/24 in Chattanooga — Location: Spartanburg, S.C. — Conference: Atlantic Sun Head Coach: Jennifer Calloway — 2011 record: 8-21, 2-11 — Volleyball Contact: Katie Parker SID Phone: (864) 503-5152 — E-mail: kparker@uscupstate.edu — Web: www.upstatespartans.com

UT CHATTANOOGA LADY MOCS (Tech leads series 27-8)

8/25 in Chattanooga — Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. — Conference: Southern Head Coach: Travis Filar — 2011 record: 6-26, 3-13 — 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 36-20)

9/29 in Cookeville — Location: Martin, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Darren McClure — 2011 record: 19-14, 12-8 — Volleyball Contact: Joe Lofaro SID Phone: (731) 881-7632 — E-mail: jlofaro@utm.edu — Web: www.utmsports.com

WESTERN KENTUCKY LADY TOPPERS (WKU leads series 18-7) 9/7 in Bowling Green — Location: Bowling Green, Ky. — Conference: Sun Belt Head Coach: Travis Hudson — 2011 record: 31-4, 15-1 — Volleyball Contact: xxxxx SID Phone: (207) 745-3758 — E-mail: whitney.tarpy@wku.edu — Web: www.wkusports.com

XAVIER MUSKETEERS (Xavier leads series 5-1) 8/31 in Cincinnati — Location: Cincinnati, Ohio — Conference: Atlantic 10 Head Coach: Mike Johnson — 2011 record: 21-11, 11-4 — Contact: Jenna Willholt SID Phone: (513) 745-3961 — E-mail: willholtj@xavier.edu — Web: www.goxavier.com

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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............................... 1-3 Army.............................................. 1-0 Auburn........................................... 0-1 Austin Peay...............48-26 B Ball State........................................ 2-1 Baptist College............................... 1-0 Bellarmine..................................... 2-2 Belmont.......................10-3 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.................... 21-8 Eastern Illinois..........14-19 Eastern Kentucky......20-46 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................................... 6-5 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.......8-12 James Madison.............................. 0-1 K Kansas State................................... 0-1 Kent State...................................... 1-0 Kentucky........................................ 1-9 Kentucky State............................... 1-0 L Lake City CC.................................... 1-0 Lamar............................................. 0-1 Lambuth........................................ 3-0 Liberty........................................... 1-1 Lipscomb....................................... 3-4 Louisiana-Lafayette....................... 1-0 Louisiana-Monroe.......................... 1-0 Louisiana State .............................. 0-2 Louisville........................................ 0-9 M Maine............................................. 1-0 Marist............................................. 1-0 Mars Hill College............................ 1-0 Marshall......................................... 2-5 Maryville........................................ 2-0 McNeese State............................... 0-2

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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........17-53 Murray State.............26-28 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................................ 5-1 UNC-Charlotte................................ 3-2 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.....9-35 Southern Baptist............................ 1-0 Southern Illinois-Carbondale................ 0-2

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.... 1-1 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 T Tennessee.................................... 2-26 Tennessee State..........35-8 UT-Chattanooga.........27-8 UT Martin..................36-20 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 V Valparaiso...................................... 1-1

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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 Alcorn State, Gardner-Webb, USC Upstate, Marquette for the first time in the 2012 season. Bold indicates 2012 opponents


TOURNAMENT PLAY

The Golden Eagles in Tournament Play

The Golden Eagles play in different tournaments around the region each year ... Tech has 29 wins in tournament play under coach John Blair. Tech’s results in tournament play under coach John Blair: 2011 at Georgia Tech (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Liuisville L 3-0 vs. Georgia Tech L 3-0 vs. Kansas State

2009 at Louisville (0-3) L 3-1 vs. Louisville L 3-2 vs. Liberty L 3-1 vs. Toledo

2007 at Louisville (2-1) W 3-2 vs. Coastal Carolina W 3-1 vs. Memphis L 3-1 vs. Louisville

2011 at Lipscomb (0-3) L 3-1 vs. Lipscomb L 3-0 vs. Arkansas State L 3-2 vs. UNC Charlotte

2009 at Appalachian State (1-2) L 3-2 vs. North Florida W 3-2 vs. William & Mary L 3-1 vs. Appalachian State

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

2011 at UT Chattanooga (1-2) L 3-0 vs. UNC Asheville W 3-2 vs. UT Chattanooga L 3-1 vs. East Tennessee State

2009 at Tennessee (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Tennessee L 3-0 vs. Lipscomb L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky

2007 at UT-Chattanooga (2-1) W 3-2 vs. UT-Chattanooga L 3-0 vs. Missouri State W 3-0 vs. UNC-Asheville

2010 at OVC Tournament (1-1) W 3-2 vs. Jacksonville State L 3-1 vs. Austin Peay

2008 hosts OVC (2-0) * W 3-0 vs. Austin Peay W 3-2 vs. Murray State

2010 at Clemson (0-3) L 3-1 vs. Albany L 3-0 vs. Clemson L 3-2 vs. Jacksonville

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

2006 at Cincinnati (1-2) W 3-1 vs. Maine L 3-0 vs. UCLA L 3-0 vs. W. Michigan

2010 at Samford (1-3) L 3-1 vs. Syracuse W 3-0 vs. Northwester State L 3-0 vs. North Texas L 3-0 Samford

2006 at Louisville (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Louisville

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

2008 at Cincinnati (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Marshall L 3-1 vs. Cincinnati W 3-0 vs. Wright State

2009 at OVC Tournament (0-1) L 3-1 vs. Murray State

2007 at Ohio Valley (1-1) W 3-1 vs. SEMO L 3-2 vs. Morehead State

2004 at Dayton (1-2) W 3-2 vs. West Virginia L 3-1 vs. Dayton L 3-1 vs. Coastal Carolina 2004 at Georgia Tech (0-2) L 3-0 vs. Xavier L 3-0 vs. Georgia Tech 2004 at Liberty (3-0) * W 3-2 vs. William & Mary W 3-1 vs. Davidson W 3-1 vs. Liberty 2003 at Wake Forest (0-3) L 3-1 vs. SMU L 3-0 vs. Wake Forest L 3-1 vs. Kentucky 2003 at Memphis (2-1) L 3-0 vs. Memphis W 3-1 vs. Louisiana Lafayette W 3-1 vs. Holy Cross

2008 at Ball State (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Purdue W 3-2 vs. Ball State L 3-0 vs. Southern Illinois

2010 at Western Kentucky (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Missouri L 3-0 vs. Central Arkansas L 3-1 vs. Westerm Kentucky

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

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

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

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

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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Carrie Slagle (1) 1994 - Furman Lindsey Downs (2) 1994 - Davidson 1994 - DePaul

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GOLDEN EAGLE 2011 STATISTICS Overall Record: 5-25 (.166) Name SP PENROD, Natalie............100 CONTI, Ellen.....................102 GRAY, Kelsey....................110 TEEL, Sarah......................... 47 ROBERTSON, Elise............ 92 KEYES, Madison................ 80 MACI, Christine................. 42 RAINES, Hayli..................... 14 DVORKEN, Katrina........... 77 COMPERRY, Madi...........102 SMITH, Courtney............106 STILES, Lauren................... 61 MAY, Allison.....................107 HANCOCK, Ashleigh....... 45 SMITH, Kelsey.......................8

K K/Set E 301 3.01 140 248 2.43 132 234 2.13 68 63 1.34 37 102 1.11 88 73 0.91 54 33 0.79 23 9 0.64 9 48 0.62 31 10 0.10 7 4 0.04 3 2 0.03 1 3 0.03 8 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 1

TA 1006 766 648 248 372 248 90 34 151 37 25 6 33 6 2

Pct .160 .151 .256 .105 .038 .077 .111 .000 .113 .081 .040 .167 -.152 -.167 -.500

OVC Record: 4-16 (.200)

ALL MATCHES Ast A/Set SA 11 0.11 10 5 0.05 2 16 0.15 20 2 0.04 7 25 0.27 3 6 0.08 0 2 0.05 1 2 0.14 0 12 0.16 2 652 6.39 10 5 0.05 12 164 2.69 0 13 0.12 30 148 3.29 1 1 0.12 0

SE A/Set DIG Dig/Set BS 13 0.10 200 2.00 5 17 0.02 54 0.53 7 9 0.18 66 0.60 42 14 0.15 49 1.04 0 9 0.03 74 0.80 16 0 0.00 10 0.12 16 1 0.02 13 0.31 0 0 0.00 4 0.29 1 2 0.03 18 0.23 8 20 0.10 186 1.82 0 21 0.11 216 2.04 0 3 0.00 54 0.89 0 22 0.28 507 4.74 0 5 0.02 38 0.84 0 0 0.00 3 0.38 0

BA TB B/Set Pts 24 29 0.29 328.0 15 22 0.22 264.5 64 106 0.96 328.0 2 2 0.04 71.0 45 61 0.66 143.5 42 58 0.73 110.0 22 22 0.52 45.0 2 3 0.21 11.0 26 34 0.44 71.0 11 11 0.11 25.5 0 0 0.00 16.0 1 1 0.02 2.5 0 0 0.00 33.0 2 2 0.04 2.0 0 0 0.00 0.0

TENNESSEE TECH......110 1 130 10.27 604 3673 .143 1064 9.67 98 137 0.89 1492 13.56 95 256 223.0 2.03 1451.0 Opponents................ 110 1526 13.87 595 3867 .241 1412 12.84 217 243 1.97 1678 15.25 47 320 207.0 1.88 1950.0

Match Results W/L............Opponent...................................Scores....................................................Record.......OVC Att. L/3-0..........vs Louisville !.............................9-25,20-25,7-25......................................... 0-1........0-0 0 L/3-0..........at Georgia Tech !......................11-25,17-25,12-25.................................... 0-2........0-0 0 L/3-0..........vs Kansas State !.......................19-25,17-25,16-25.................................... 0-3........0-0 0 L/3-1..........at Lipscomb #............................8-25,25-19,25-27,10-25.......................... 0-4........0-0 260 L/3-0..........vs Arkansas State #.................21-25,27-29,16-25.................................... 0-5........0-0 89 L/3-2..........vs Charlotte #............................25-23,25-20,20-25,22-25,7-15.............. 0-6........0-0 93 L/3-0..........at Belmont.................................15-25,17-25,12-25.................................... 0-7........0-0 0 L/3-0..........vs UNC Asheville $...................17-25,18-25,21-25.................................... 0-8........0-0 67 W/3-2........vs Chattanooga $....................25-17,25-19,27-29,19-25,15-13........... 1-8........0-0 157 L/3-1..........vs East Tennessee $.................19-25,25-23,17-25,16-25........................ 1-9........0-0 0 L/3-0..........at Jacksonville State *............17-25,18-25,21-25..................................1-10........0-1 277 L/3-1....... UT MARTIN *...................... 12-25,25-19,19-25,20-25............. 1-11...... 0-2 573 L/3-0..........at Murray State *......................20-25,15-25,10-25..................................1-12........0-3 276 L/3-1..........at Southeast Missouri *.........18-25,20-25,25-20,12-25......................1-13........0-4 219 W/3-2..... TENNESSEE STATE *.......... 23-25,25-23,25-22,16-25,15-12.. 2-13...... 1-4 237 L/3-0....... AUSTIN PEAY *................... 14-25,23-25,17-25....................... 2-14...... 1-5 101 L/3-2....... JACKSONVILLE STATE *..... 25-20,22-25,23-25,25-15,11-15.. 2-15...... 1-6 202 L/3-0..........at Morehead State *................17-25,9-25,14-25....................................2-16........1-7 535 L/3-0..........at Eastern Kentucky *.............18-25,19-25,22-25..................................2-17........1-8 175 W/3-2..... SIU Edwardsville *............. 23-25,25-19,16-25,26-24,15-13.. 3-17...... 2-8 256 L/3-0....... EASTERN ILLINOIS *.......... 22-25,20-25,20-25....................... 3-18...... 2-9 193 L/3-1..........at UT Martin *............................25-19,23-25,24-26,20-25......................3-19.......2-10 137 L/3-1....... SOUTHEAST MISSOURI *.. 13-25,25-19,23-25,22-25............. 3-20..... 2-11 342 W/3-1..... MURRAY STATE *............... 17-25,25-19,25-23,27-25 ............ 4-20..... 3-11 162 L/3-1..........at Austin Peay *........................20-25,17-25,25-22,20-25......................4-21.......3-12 263 L/3-0..........at Tennessee State *................23-25,19-25,18-25..................................4-22.......3-13 200 L/3-0..........at Eastern Illinois *...................21-25,25-27,19-25..................................4-23.......3-14 420 L/3-0..........at SIU Edwardsville *...............26-28,13-25,18-25..................................4-24.......3-15 111 W/3-2..... EASTERN KENTUCKY *...... 26-28,25-21,25-15,17-25,15-11.. 5-24..... 4-15 151 L/3-0....... MOREHEAD STATE *.......... 14-25,18-25,18-25....................... 5-25..... 4-16 111

Senior Kelsey Gray

* OVC match, ! Georgia Tech Invitational match, # Libscomb Invitational match, $ UT Chattanooga Invitational match, home matches in BOLD

Sophomore Courtney Smith

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THE OVC IN 2011 Final Standings School OVC Overall Morehead State................................ 19-1........................26-8 Tennessee State............................... 13-7..................... 18-11 UT Martin............................................ 12-8..................... 19-14 Southeast Missouri......................... 11-9..................... 14-19 Eastern Kentucky............................. 9-11..................... 14-18 Jacksonville State............................ 9-11..................... 11-20 Austin Peay........................................ 9-11..................... 11-20 Murray State...................................... 8-12........................8-23 SIU Edwardsville............................... 8-12..................... 13-19 Eastern Illinois................................... 8-12..................... 11-20 Tennessee Tech........................4-16................. 5-25

2011 OVC Tournament

2011 OVC All-Tournament Team

(Morehead, Ky. ) Championship Match: #1 Morehead State 3, #3 Austin Peay 0 Semifinals: #2 Tennessee State 1, #3 UT Martin #1 Morehead State 3, #4 Southeast Missouri 0 First Round: #3 UT Martin 3, #6 Jacksonville State 2 #4 Southeast Missouri 3, #5 Eastern Kentucky 1

Shaquita Williams, Tennessee State Emily Coon, Southeast Missouri Ashley Doherty, UT Martin Jenna Miller, UT Martin Caitlin Clark, Morehead State Leslie Schellhaas, Morehead State Emma Keough, Morehead State (MVP)

All-OVC Team All-OVC Team Shaquita Williams............................... TSU Ellie Roberson....................................MOR Kasey Elswick..................................... UTM Nikki Doyle........................................APSU Emma Keough....................................MOR Caitlin Clark........................................MOR Terakka Walker.................................... TSU Emily Coon....................................... SEMO Liza Senenkova....................................JSU Stephanie Koontz.................................JSU Paige Economos................................APSU Ashley Edmond................................... EKU Erika Moss........................................... TSU Ashley Doherty.................................. UTM

All-Newcomer Team Laura McDermott...............................MOR Cami Fields........................................APSU Hillary Plybon...................................APSU Hannah Burkle.................................... EKU Abbey Cvelbar..................................... EKU Emily Keaton...................................... UTM Ellen Conti..................................TTU

Player of the Year: Shaquita Williams, TSU Freshman of the Year: Laura McDermott, MOR Defensive Player of the Year: Kasey Elswick, UTM Coach of the Year: Darrin McClure, UTM

Sophomore Ellen Conti

OVC Players of the Week Offensive Player of the Week

Defensive Player of the Week

8/29 - Ellie Roberson, Morehead State 9/5 - Ashley Edmond, Eastern Kentucky 9/12 - Ashley Doherty, UT Martin 9/19 - Shaquita Williams, Tennessee State Ashley Doherty, UT Martin 9/26 - Ellie Roberson, Morehead State 10/3 - Aryn Bohannon, Morehead State 10/10 - Ellie Roberson, Morehead State 10/17 - Aryn Bohannon, Morehead State 10/24 - Ellie Roberson, Morehead State 10/31 - Nikki Doyle, Austin Peay 11/7 - Ilyanna Hernandez, Austin Peay 11/14 - Aryn Bohannon, Morehead State

8/29 - Kasey Elswick, UT Martin 9/5 - Kasey Elswick, UT Martin 9/12 - Kasey Elswick, UT Martin 9/19 - Kasey Elswick, UT Martin 9/26 - Kasey Elwick, UT Martin 10/3 - Dena Ott, Eastern Kentucky 10/10 - Paige Economos, Austin Peay Kasey Elswick, UT Martin 10/17 - Kasey Elswick, UT Martin 10/24 - Kasey Elswick, UT Martin 10/31 - Paige Economos, Austin Peay 11/7 -Stephanie Arnold, Eastern Illinois 11/14 - Chelsea Colclasure, SIUE

Setter of the Week 8/29 - Sammie Minton, SIUE Jenna Miller, UTM 9/5 - Abbey Cvelbar, Eastern Kentucky 9/12 - Caitlin Clark, Morehead State 9/19 - Caitlin Clark, Morehead State 9/26 - Caitlin Clark, Morehead State 10/3 - Caitlin Clark, Morehead State 10/10 - Jenna Miller, UT Martin 10/17 - Caitlin Clark, Morehead State 10/24 - Alina Agamy, Jacksonville State 10/31 - Cami Fields, Austin Peay 11/7 - Chrissie Albers, Eastern Illinois Erika Moss, Tennessee State 11/14 - Caitlin Clark, Morehead State Sammi Minton, SIUE

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2011 OVC LEADERS 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Team Leaders Hitting Percentage

Assists

Service Aces

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Team K E TA Pct 1. Morehead State ............ 1702 ...... 758 ..... 4339 ......218 2. Austin Peay ................... 1538 ...... 647 ..... 4578 ......195 3. SIUE .............................. 1658 ...... 713 ..... 4876 ......194 4. Jacksonville State ......... 1520 ...... 680 ..... 4483 ......187 5. UT Martin ..................... 1657 ...... 711 ..... 5152 ......184 6. Southeast Missouri ....... 1588 ...... 709 ..... 4835 ......182 7. Tennessee State ............ 1493 ...... 755 ..... 4263 ......173 8. Murray State ................. 1401 ...... 667 ..... 4253 ......173 9. Eastern Illinois .............. 1417 ...... 725 ..... 4116 ......168 10. Eastern Kentucky ........ 1486 ...... 755 ..... 4508 ......162 11. Tennessee Tech ........1130 .... 604 ....3673 ....143

Team SP K Avg/S 1. Morehead State ..........................119 ........1702 ...14.30 2. Tennessee State ..........................115 ........1493 ...12.98 3. Austin Peay .................................119 ........1538 ...12.92 4. SIUE ............................................129 ........1658 ...12.85 5. UT Martin ...................................131 ........1657 ...12.65 6. Murray State ...............................112 ........1401 ...12.51 7. Jacksonville State .......................123 ........1520 ...12.36 8. Eastern Illinois ............................116 ........1417 ...12.22 9. Southeast Missouri .....................132 ........1588 ...12.03 10. Eastern Kentucky ......................127 ........1486 ...11.70 11. Tennessee Tech ...................110 ...... 1130 .10.27

Team SP AST Avg/S 1. Morehead State ............ 119 ...............1592 ..........13.38 2. Tennessee State ............ 115 ...............1394 ..........12.12 3. Austin Peay ................... 119 ...............1424 ..........11.97 4. SIUE .............................. 129 ...............1540 ..........11.94 5. UT Martin ..................... 131 ...............1561 ..........11.92 6. Murray State ................. 112 ...............1308 ..........11.68 7. Jacksonville State ......... 123 ...............1410 ..........11.46 8. Eastern Illinois .............. 116 ...............1326 ..........11.43 9. Southeast Missouri ....... 132 ...............1461 ..........11.07 10. Eastern Kentucky ........ 127 ...............1387 ..........10.92 11. Tennessee Tech ........110 ............1064 ........ 9.67

Team BS BA TOT Avg/S 1. Tennessee Tech .................95 .... 256 ..223.0 .2.03 2. Jacksonville State ................. 65 ......365 ... 247.5 ...2.01 3. Morehead State .................... 56 ......355 ... 233.5 ...1.96 4. UT Martin ............................. 48 ......401 ... 248.5 ...1.90 5. Eastern Illinois ...................... 46 ......341 ... 216.5 ...1.87 6. Southeast Missouri ............... 62 ......361 ... 242.5 ...1.84 7. Austin Peay ........................... 53 ......308 ... 207.0 ...1.74 8. Eastern Kentucky .................. 56 ......318 ... 215.0 ...1.69 9. Tennessee State .................... 29 ......291 ... 174.5 ...1.52 10. Murray State ....................... 51 ......212 ... 157.0 ...1.40 11. SIUE .................................... 42 ......264 ... 174.0 ...1.35

Team SP SA Avg/S 1. Morehead State ............................ 119 ....... 170 .....1.43 2. Tennessee State ............................ 115 ....... 159 .....1.38 3. SIUE .............................................. 129 ....... 175 .....1.36 4. Jacksonville State ......................... 123 ....... 152 .....1.24 5. Eastern Kentucky .......................... 127 ....... 155 .....1.22 6. UT Martin ..................................... 131 ....... 152 .....1.16 7. Eastern Illinois .............................. 116 ....... 130 .....1.12 8. Austin Peay ................................... 119 ....... 128 .....1.08 9. Southeast Missouri ....................... 132 ....... 127 .....0.96 10. Tennessee Tech ..................... 110 ..... 98 .... 0.89 11. Murray State ............................... 112 ....... 77 .......0.69

Team SP DIGS Avg/S 1. UT Martin .................................131 ........2416 .....18.44 2. Murray State .............................112 ........1929 .....17.22 3. Morehead State ........................119 ........1975 .....16.60 4. Austin Peay ...............................119 ........1953 .....16.41 5. Southeast Missouri ...................132 ........2157 .....16.34 6. SIUE ..........................................129 ........2093 .....16.22 7. Jacksonville State .....................123 ........1974 .....16.05 8. Tennessee State ........................115 ........1710 .....14.87 9. Eastern Kentucky ......................127 ........1860 .....14.65 10. Eastern Illinois ........................116 ........1592 .....13.72 11. Tennessee Tech ................. 110 ...... 1492 . 13.56

2011 Ohio Valley Conference Individual Leaders Hitting Percentage

Player K E TA Pct 1. CVELBAR, Abbey-EKU...........161 ..... 36 .......405 ......309 2. KEOUGH, Emma-MOR...........268 ..... 83 .......602 ......307 3. WILLIAMS,Shaquita-TSU......432 ..... 139 .....963 ......304 4. COON, Emily-SEMO ..............288 ..... 92 .......652 ......301 5. KOONTZ,Stephanie-JSU .......355 ..... 105 .....849 ......294 6. GRUENSCLAEGER, Annie-MOR....135 ..... 48 .......306 ......284 7. AUGUSTINE, Kelsey-SIUE ......286 ..... 86 .......705 ......284 8. HEMANN, Jessica-SIUE .........258 ..... 83 .......641 ......273 9. Ashley Doherty-UTM............378 ..... 106 .....1013 ....269 10. SENENKOVA,Liza-JSU .........302 ..... 113 .....724 ......261

Assists

Player SP AST Avg/G 1. CLARK, Caitlin-MOR ...... 114 ...............1304 ..........11.44 2. MOSS,Erika-TSU ............ 115 ...............1201 ..........10.44 3. FIELDS, Cami-APSU ....... 119 ...............1242 ..........10.44 4. MINTON, Sammi-SIUE ... 129 ...............1321 ..........10.24 5. Jenna Miller-UTM ......... 128 ...............1308 ..........10.22 6. ALBERS, Chrissie-EIU .... 95 .................941 ..............9.91 7. HAVILI, Lia-MUR ........... 105 ...............1007 ............9.59 8. SHIVES, Julie-SEMO ...... 132 ...............1189 ............9.01 9. CVELBAR, Abbey-EKU ... 127 ...............1110 ............8.74 10. COMPERRY, Madi-TTU ...102 ............652 .......... 6.39

Service Aces

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Player SP K Avg/G 1. ROBERSON, Ellie-MOR ................114 ........440 .......3.86 2. WILLIAMS,Shaquita-TSU .............115 ........432 .......3.76 3. DOYLE, Nikki-APSU .....................119 ........408 .......3.43 4. FRANKLIN, Emily-EIU ..................115 ........386 .......3.36 5. BOHANNON, Aryn-MOR ..............116 ........382 .......3.29 6. EDMOND, Ashley-EKU .................123 ........404 .......3.28 7. KROG, Teresa-MUR ......................112 ........362 .......3.23 8. HUTCHINSON, Reynae-EIU ..........102 ........328 .......3.22 9. HERNANDEZ, Ilyanna-APSU ........100 ........308 .......3.08 10. SENENKOVA,Liza-JSU ................ 99 .........302 .......3.05

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Player BS BA TOT Avg/G 1. COON, Emily-SEMO ............... 34 ......107 ... 141.0 ...1.08 2. SENENKOVA,Liza-JSU............. 20 ......86 ..... 106.0 ...1.07 3. Britany Wilburn-UTM............ 12 ......119 ... 131.0 ...1.02 4. ARNOLD, Stephanie-EIU ........ 17 ......58 ..... 75.0 .....1.01 5. GRAY, Kelsey-TTU ..............42 .... 64 ....106.0 .0.96 6. McDERMOTT, Laura-MOR....... 16 ......96 ..... 112.0 ...0.96 7. HENDERSON, Lauren-APSU ... 21 ......88 ..... 109.0 ...0.92 8. BERENS, Alison-EIU ............... 8 ........83 ..... 91.0 .....0.86 9. BURKLE, Hannah-EKU ........... 82 ......105.0 .............0.85 10. GRUENSCLAEGER, Annie-MOR ... 10 ......56 ..... 66.0 .....0.77

Player SP SA Avg/G 1. WILLIAMS,Shaquita-TSU ............... 115 ....... 58 .......0.50 2. BOHANNON, Aryn-MOR ................ 116 ....... 47 .......0.41 3. KUEHNER, Kelsey-EKU .................. 93 ......... 30 .......0.32 4. KOONTZ,Stephanie-JSU ................ 122 ....... 37 .......0.30 5. DOYLE, Nikki-APSU ....................... 119 ....... 36 .......0.30 6. CVELBAR, Abbey-EKU ................... 127 ....... 37 .......0.29 7. HARRIS, Cori-SIUE ......................... 117 ....... 33 .......0.28 8. MAY, Allison-TTU ..................... 107 ..... 30 .... 0.28 9. PLAGENS, Alexis-EKU .................... 72 ......... 20 .......0.28 10. GOSEWISCH, Kat-EIU .................. 89 ......... 24 .......0.27

Player SP DIGS Avg/G 1. Kasey Elswick-UTM ...................131 ........852 .........6.50 2. SCHELLHAAS, Leslie-MOR .........119 ........641 .........5.39 3. ECONOMOS, Paige-APSU ..........119 ........604 .........5.08 4. COLCLASURE, Chelsea-SIUE .......129 ........631 .........4.89 5. OTT, Dena-EKU .........................127 ........618 .........4.87 6. MAY, Allison-TTU ................. 107 ...... 507 ..... 4.74 7. SAUER, Kayleah-MUR ...............110 ........497 .........4.52 8. HATHORN,Britani-TSU ...............115 ........472 .........4.10 9. HARKINS,Lauren-JSU ................123 ........449 .........3.65 10. WALLACE, Brittany-EIU ..........111 ........396 .........3.57

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ALL-TIME PARTICIPANTS A

Janet Allen, 1986

Terri Allen, 1975-77 Debbie Askew, 1985-86 Heather Asplund, 2009-10 Jessica 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 Ellen Conti, 2011Cara (Church) Craig, 1984-87 Teresa Craig, 2006-09 Rachael Crossgrove, 1997-00 Melanie Culp, 2007-10

D Johnson

Lang

Cindy Dahlgren, 1979 Michelle Dennis, 1993-94 Jessica Dickerson, 2005 Cyrelle Dillon, 1994-1995 Monica Dimmett, 1981-84 Lisa Dissel, 1996-1999 Cody Dodd, 2012Sarah Dolle, 2006 Susie Downing, 1986 Lyndsay Downs, 1995-96 Alesia Draper, 1979 Angie Duncan, 1983-86 Jennifer Dunn, 1999-02 Katrina Dvorken, 2009-

E Raczak

Slagle

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 Madison Keyes, 2011Kari 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 Audrey Lewis, 2012Amanda Lindgren, 2006-09 Erin Lynn, 2006- 07

M

Christine Maci, 2011Dee 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

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 Hayley Raines, 2011 Cathy Rajkowski, 1987 Alicia Reece, 1991-94 Jenny Carr-Rice, 1996-98, 2000 Elise Robertson, 2010Valeria Russell, 1973-74

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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 Courtney Smith, 2011Kelsey Smith, 2011 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-

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Sarah Teel, 2011Jennifer 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

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Dinah Upchurch, 1977

V

Lauren Viney, 2000-01

W

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

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

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Y

N

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

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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, 1985-8

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 OVC Newcomer of the Year Leah Meffert, 2007

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 Annette Kupka, 2003 Maggie Stern, 1999-2002

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

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 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

OVC All-Freshman/Newcomer Ellen Conti, 2011 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 2011-12 (10) Madison Comperry Ellen Conti Kelsey Gray Ashleigh Hancock Madison Keyes Allison May Natalie Penrod Elise Robertson Courtney Smith Lauren Stiles 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)

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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 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 2000-2001 (5) Stephanie Busch Jen Dunn Kara Gilbert Annette Kupka Jennifer Carr-Rice 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 Pam Goldensoph Sarah Hagovsky Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Diane Seng 1996-1997 (9) Alison Berry Jenny Carr Lyndsay Downs Meredith Ferlic Pam Goldensoph Sarah Hagovsky Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Caroline Murphy 1995-1996 (8) Lyndsay Downs Meredith Ferlic Jess Gerken Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Caroline Murphy Kim Panozzo 1994-1995 (8) Michelle Dennis Jess Gerken

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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


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

Rachel Melchiorre

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

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.

Laura Sidorowicz

Becky Isom

Lisa Dissel

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 2012. The number in parentheses indicates the number of semesters each athlete was included: Jessica Asplund (4) Melanie Culp (6) Kelsey Gray (6) Erin Lynn (3) Janice Barr (2) Michelle Dennis (3) Sarah Hagovsky (6) Dee Dee Malone (5) Alison Berry (8) Jessica Dickerson (2) Ashley Hancock (4) Melanie Marshall (4) Brandy Best (2) Lisa Dissel (2) Tammy Hargis (2) Allison May (3) Emily Bible (1) Sarah Dolle (4) Corinne Hasselbring (1) Leah Meffert (2) Amanda Bilbrey (1) Lyndsay Downs (5) Angie Hughes (3) Rachel Melchiorre (10) Tia Brenning (1) Jen Dunn (7) Becky Isom (1) Cari Jo Meyer (1) Caitlin Bullock (2) Katrina Dvorken (1) Kristen Kastner (9) Nancy Meyer (6) Stephanie Busch (1) Liz Engel (7) Katie Kenline (1) Mandy Miller (8) Stacy Butts (2) Meredith Ferlic (8) Madison Keyes (2) Anne Morrow (8) Kelly Cannon (6) Fran Flatt (7) Kari Keyser (1) Caroline Murphy (5) Madi Comperry (6) Jess Gerken (4) Annette Kupka (7) Kim Ohmstede (2) Ellen Conti (2) Abby Gilbert (2) Kappy Lang (8) Kim Panozzo (6) Teresa Craig (7) Kara Gilbert (8) Kristy Lee (1) Marie Peddicord (7) Rachael Crossgrove (1) Pam Goldensoph (7) Amanda Lindgren (6) Natalie Penrod (3)

Most Wins (279) in school history

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

Karri Spady (1) Maggie Stern (2) Lauren Stiles (4) 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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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 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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Melanie Marshall ranked twice among national leaders in digs.

Stephanie Busch holds the Golden Eagle record for most total blocks in a career at 548.

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

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Caroline Murphy holds TTU records in both total assists and assists per set.

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, Kelsey Gray vs. Jacksonville State, 2011 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


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 all-time 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 An incredible blocker, Vanessa Johnson played from 1980-1983 and in only three years set the Golden Eagle solo block record with 179. Her 68 solo blocks in a season during 1982 also are a 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 4. Kelsey Gray............................. 109.................. 2009Block 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 1,734 and third all-time in kills per set with 3.71. She was a staple on the 2008 OVC championship team.

Total Blocks 1. Stephanie Busch..............................548..................1997-00 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................485..................1989-92 3. Annette Kupka................................442..................2000-03 4. Kelsey Gray............................. 354.................. 20095. Bilyana Triko....................................353..................1986-89

Kappy Lang took over the career assists record after only her junior season.

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

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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


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 2011 5 Totals 104

19 16 22 17 15 13 18 20 25 165

John Blair .344 .429 .241 .414 .546 .594 .357 .354 .166 .486

All-Time 629

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7 10 5 14 14 11 4 3 5 73 5 7 3 8 11 14 9 8 4 69 235

* 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 16 .200 89 .430 239

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Six years before the university elevated the volleyball program to varsity status, the 1969 Intercollegiate Volleyball Team won the state championship, coached by Marynell Meadors. Now in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, Meadors was instrumental in initiating the 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 North Alabama..........................................W...............2-1 Miss. U. for W..............................................L................1-2 Southwestern............................................L................1-2

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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

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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 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


GOLDEN EAGLES YEAR-BY-YEAR 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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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

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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 2003 Coach: John Blair Record: 10-19 SMU...........................................................L................1-3 Wake Forest...............................................L................0-3 Kentucky....................................................L................1-3 Western Kentucky......................................L................0-3 Memphis....................................................L................0-3 Louisiana-Lafayette...................................W...............3-1 Holy Cross...................................................W...............3-1 UNC-Greensboro........................................W...............3-1 Winthrop....................................................L................0-3 Wisconsin-Green Bay.................................L................1-3 Georgia State.............................................W...............3-2 Belmont.....................................................W...............3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-2 SE Missouri State........................................L................0-3 Morehead State..........................................L................0-3 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................0-3 SE Missouri State........................................L................0-3 Eastern Illinois............................................W...............3-1 Austin Peay................................................L................2-3 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-0 Samford.....................................................W...............3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................L................2-3 Middle Tennessee *....................................L................3-1 Murray State..............................................L................0-3 UT Martin...................................................W...............3-0 Samford.....................................................L................0-3 Jacksonville State.......................................L................0-3 Austin Peay................................................L................1-3 Morehead State..........................................L................1-3 2004 Coach: John Blair Record: 12-16 West Virginia..............................................W...............3-2 Dayton.......................................................L................3-1 Coastal Carolina..........................................L................3-1 Western Kentucky......................................L................3-1 Xavier.........................................................L................3-0 Georgia Tech...............................................L................3-0 William and Mary.......................................W...............3-0 Davidson....................................................W...............3-2 Liberty.......................................................W...............3-1 Belmont.....................................................L................3-1


GOLDEN EAGLES YEAR-BY-YEAR Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-0 S.E. 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 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 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

Belmont.....................................................L................3-0 UNC Asheville.............................................L................3-0 UT Chattanooga.........................................W...............3-2 East Tennessee...........................................L................3-1 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-0 UT Martin...................................................L................3-1 Murray State..............................................L................3-0 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................3-1 Tennessee State.........................................W...............3-2 Austin Peay................................................L................3-0 Jacksonville State.......................................L................3-2 Morehead State..........................................L................3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................L................3-0 SIU Edwardsville.........................................W...............3-2 Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-0 UT Martin...................................................L................3-1 Southeast Missouri.....................................L................3-1 Murray State..............................................W...............3-1 Austin Peay................................................L................3-1 Tennessee State.........................................L................3-0 Eastern Illinois............................................L................3-0 SIU Edwardsville.........................................L................3-0 Eastern Kentucky........................................W...............3-2 Morehead State..........................................L................3-0 * Wins vacated by MTSU in 2003, 2004 and 2005 due to NCAA action

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 2011 Coach: John Blair Record: 5-25 Louisville....................................................L................3-0 Georgia Tech...............................................L................3-0 Kansas State...............................................L................3-0 Lipscomb...................................................L................3-1 Arkansas State...........................................L................3-0 UNC Charlotte............................................L................3-2

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here's no question Tennessee Tech University is a great place to get an education. And Cookeville is a great college town. The largest micropolitan area in Tennessee and one of the top 40 micropolitan areas in the nation, Cookeville has consistently been rated among the top 10 most affordable regions in the nation.

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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This Is Tennessee Tech “Newsweek names TTU among most affordable universities in the nation”

WHERE QUALITY COUNTS

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 is divided into seven academic divisions offering 40 programs of study leading to the bachelor’s degree and more than 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 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.

Why we're the Golden Eagles

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. Phillip

OLDHAM

Freed-Hardeman, 1980

v University President

  Dr. Philip B. Oldham, who joined the university July 1, 2012, as its ninth president, is a former collegiate tennis player who understands the demands on student-athletes and who values how college athletics enhance the university and surrounding community. President Oldham previously served as provost and senior vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a position he had held since 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Freed-Hardeman University in 1980 and his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1985. He spent a year following his graduate work as a Wellcome Research Fellow at Burroughs Wellcome Co. (Glaxo Smith-Kline) before joining the faculty at Mississippi State University in 1986. Oldham served as head of Mississippi State University’s chemistry department for five years prior to becoming MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences dean in 2001. During his five years as provost at UTC, enrollment grew 28 percent to more than 11,400 students. He led efforts to improve student retention and graduation rates resulting in a 15 percent increase in freshmen retention in just three years. Under his leadership, UTC established the Center for Advisement and Student

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Success, created the Math Plaza and initiated UTeaChattanooga to educate future teachers. He oversaw the addition of doctoral programs in advanced nursing practice and occupational therapy as well as the redesign of summer school. Under his guidance, the university raised significant private support, received board approval to create the University Honors College and launched a creative new “Degree in 3” program designed to accelerate degree completion at reduced student costs. Oldham has served on statewide task forces to develop the new higher education funding formula for Tennessee and to create universal transfer pathways to provide seamless student transfers across all Tennessee public colleges and universities. Along with his administrative accomplishments, Oldham has authored more than 35 peer reviewed research articles in analytical chemistry, along with two patents and approximately 100 conference presentations. His research has been financially supported by the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey and private industry. He has served on a number of scholarly editorial boards and as a peer reviewer for both the NSF and National Institutes of Health. Oldham and his wife, Kari, are proud of their family, which includes three sons (Clay, Paden and Sam), a daughter (Audrey) and a daughter-in-law (Rebecca).

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Mark

WILSON

University of Maine, 1991

v Director of Athletics Mark Wilson’s first eight years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have showcased his vision, energy, and enthusiasm for providing outstanding experiences for Tech’s student-athletes and fans. Highlights of his efforts include major improvements in Tennessee Tech’s athletics facili-

student-athlete center and an on-campus tennis center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary facilities and resources for Tech’s studentathletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay

free live web streaming productions and a variety of additional video programs, nterviews and features that will give fans, alumni and supporters greater access to Golden Eagle teams, student-athletes, coaches and staff. During his tenure, Wilson has successfully selected and hired head coaches for six of the school’s 14 teams, and three of those hires have earned Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors.

ties including the Basketball Coach’s Complex and the Athletic Performance Center, high graduation and APR rates by Golden Eagle student-athletes, outstanding academic success, and excellent relationships with the campus, community and alumni. In short, Wilson has facilitated growth and excellence in all areas of TTU Athletics. In June, Wilson agreed to a five-year contract extension, keeping him at the helm of the Golden Eagle athletic program through 2017 Coming off an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council, Wilson is beginning a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and Division I Football Issues Committee, and has been very active in the Ohio Valley Conference governance structure. Wilson, 43, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first eight 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 student-athletes 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 five years Tech has completed several construction and renovation projects to athletic facilities, including a spectacular, new Athletic Performance Center on the western edge of campus, a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center, 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. Additional building plans call for a new

focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. The most recent NCAA announcements show that all 14 of Tech’s athletic programs are comfortably above the benchmark for compliance in the Athletic Progress Rate (APR), including two Tech teams winning Public Recognition Awards. Prior to that, the Golden Eagle softball team ranked first in the nation for cumulative team GPA for the second time in four years. Just as important are the relationships that Wilson has developed and nurtured, including the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the student body, the campus community and the region at-large. His leadership has been instrumental in the overwhelming success in the community’s host role at Tucker Stadium for the annual Blue Cross Bowl for the TSSAA high school state championship football games. Tech has also seen growth in regional and national media exposure for its student-athletes and coaches while his hand-on approach to marketing and branding Golden Eagle Athletics has earned increased opportunities and involvement for fans and sponsors. Some of the ideas he has implemented include the Purple Pride Caravans, a new athletics logo and branding marks that have gained nationwide recognition, and an updated and modern ticketing system. Under Wilson’s direction, Tech is also on the brink of introducing an enhanced digital video presence for athletics, including

Another highly visible product of Wilson’s leadership is the increased fan support at Golden Eagle events. Last year, while winning the OVC Championship for the first time in 36 years, the Tech football team drew the largest average home attendance at Tucker Stadium in 25 years. In February, Tech set a school record for the largest attendance at a women’s basketball game. Wilson was named Director of Athletics on July 1, 2004. He came to Tennessee Tech from a position of Associate Athletic Director at Ohio University. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of Massachusetts, 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 (17) and Meaghan (12).

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Academic Support

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 studentathletes. 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 received 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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Ashlee

KISER

v Academics Advisor Tennessee Tech alumna Ashlee Kiser serves as Academic Advisor for Tech’s student-athletes. A native of Wartburg, Tenn., Kiser earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Tech in 2005 and a master’s in English in 2007. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005 and finished her graduate degree with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Along with her accolades as a student, Kiser has also taught numerous English and writing courses at several levels in and around the Cookeville area including Cookeville High School, Tennessee Tech and Nashville State Community College. Along with her success in the classroom, both as a student and teacher, Kiser has also been active in the community having participated in a number of different events. She has served as a writing scorer at several events at Nashville State and Tennessee Tech. She has also been a yearly participant in the TTU Festival of Student Writing since 2006 and was a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Kiser and her husband, Brinn, recently welcomed their first child on Mother’s Day, Ian Lonnie Kiser was born May 13, 2012.

Marilyn Borch-Jensen Academic Advisement Secretary

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, Baseball 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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Academic Coordinator

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, Baseball 2010...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2010.............................................Josh Simer, Golf 2011...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2011.............................. Corey Watson, Football 2011......................... James Normand, Football 2012.............................Molly Heady, Basketball Total honors since1985.......................110

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Sports Medicine 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

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 v Director of Sports Medicine as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Coloas Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech rado Springs, working with the basketball teams and other University. Erdeljac previously served as an Olympic team members. Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for seven years, and worked for nine years (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Assowith high school athletes for the Cookeville ciation (SEATA) and recently completed a term as president of Regional Medical Center. the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to He was recently re-appointed by the governor to the 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basket- Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers, a post he’ll fill through ball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. 2014. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac began his career in 1988 while an Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a born on December 15, 2008.

ERDELJAC

Assistant Athletic Trainers ADAM GRAHAM

Kaplan received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Albany in 2004 and went to Adam Graham joined the Sports Medicine staff graduate school at the University of Buffalo. She in 2011 as assistant athletic trainer. A graduate graduated with honors from the combined BS/ of Western Carolina with a master’s degree from MS program in June 2007 and was BOC certified in West Virginia, Graham is a native of Chapel Hill, July. She was an Athletic Training Intern at Niagara N.C., and a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina University for one year, then spent three years with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. As a For the next three years, from 2007 to 2010, Randi student athletic trainer, he worked with the Catawas an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Newberry mount football and women’s basketball teams. College. In 2010, she was selected as Assistant AthDuring his time as an undergraduate, he also letic Trainer at the University of Maryland-Eastern spent one summer in an internship position with Shore, a position she held until joining the Golden the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, working with Adam Graham Randi Kaplan Jessica Vaughan Eagle Sports Medicine staff. She is a member of the Bradenton Pirates in the Gulf Coast League. the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) He also served in volunteer positions at the North in addition to the College Athletic Trainer’s Society, Carolina State High School cross country and wrestling championships, and the the Maryland Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer’s Kentucky Bluegrass Games. As part of the WCU Athletic Training program, Graham Association. 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 YellowJESSICA VAUGHAN jacket football team. His coverage also included working with the cross country Jessica Vaughan joined the Tennessee Tech athletic training staff in October 2011. A and track teams, and the cheerleading squad. During 2010-11, Graham worked tonative of Camano Island, Wash., Vaughan did her undergraduate work at Washington ward his master’s degree and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at West State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Virginia University. His coverage with Mountaineer teams was with the baseball, a concentration in Athletic Training. From there, she attended graduate school at cross country, track and football teams. He holds membership in several regional Seattle University, where she earned a Master of Sport Administration with a concenassociations, and is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. tration in Leadership. While at Seattle, Vaughan served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer working primarily with baseball and men’s and women’s track and cross country. In her summers, Vaughan worked with the Bellingham Bells, a collegiate summer RANDI KAPLAN baseball team in Bellingham, Wash., which plays in the West Coast League. Vaughan Building her professional resume with positions at the University of Maryland resides in Cookeville. Eastern Shore, Newberry College and Niagara University, Randi Kaplan joined the Tennessee Tech Sports Medicine staff in January 2012. A native of Salisbury, Md.,

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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.

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes

Medical Support Staff

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 Optometrist

Graduate Assistants Left: Mike Brown

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 plans 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

Right: Chuck Cushman

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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Athletic Performance

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

Ohio, 2000

v Director of Athletic Performance /Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 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 their first daughter, Rory Love Pugh, in October of 2010. Their family grew to four on June 12, 2012, with the arrival of their second daughter, Reagan Mercy Pugh.

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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Athletic Performance 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.

Dan Bailey

Jen Hoffman

Mike Hewett

Scott Schweitzer

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 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

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

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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 Kendall Hooper, Softball Scott Schweitzer, Football

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Hall of Fame

Since its creation in 1975, the TTU Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 159 members, whose photos and biographies are featured in the Hall of Fame Gallery in Eblen Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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 1990 Inductees L.D. (Speedy) Carden (1946-50)--Basketball, Football Pam Chambers-Compton (1976-80)--Basketball Bobby Nichols (1960-63)--Golf Johnny Oldham (1955-64)--Basketball

1980 Inductees 1991 Inductees Albert Jobe (1927-30)--Football, Baseball, Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball Basketball, Track Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball Jim Ragland (1960-63)--Football Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Marshall (Stick) Taylor (1953-56)--Football, Basketball Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football David C. Williamson (1927-33)--Football, Basketball Larry Schreiber (1966-69)--Football 1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle 1981 Inductees Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics Volleyball 1982 Inductees David Baxter (1958-61)--Football Kenneth Broyles (1951-53)--Football Bannis Norris (1931-35)--Basketball, Baseball Virgil Rains (1949, 1952-54)--Football Ray Thomas (1957-60)--Football 1983 Inductees Edward Gracey (1939-42)--Golf, Football, Track Gordon Mason (1957-61)--Football Charles Pangle (1943-45)--Football, Basketball, Baseball W. J. Shumaker (1957-59)--Football Jim Youngblood (1968-72)--Football 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

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1993 Inductees Marc Burnett (1977-82)--Basketball Dr. William Headrick (1941-43)--Basketball, Baseball Pam Cassity Smith (1973-77)--Basketball Don Wade (1968-82)--Football 1994 Inductees Murray Cunningham (1973-76)--Football Don J. Henderson (1946-49)--Football, Baseball Ed Hooper (1940-98)--Athletics Hubie Smith Jr. (1950-56)--Golf 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 (1969-04)--Academics

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........................................1963-2008 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

2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-07)--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

2005 Inductees Leonard “Sonny” Allen (1951-54)--Football Scott Baerns (1985-88)--Baseball David Mays (1974-98)--Baseball Coach

2010 Inductees Steve Hawkins (1984-87)--Baseball Diane Seng Haynes (1996-00)--Basketball, Volleyball, Track Brandy Henry Kleeman (1999-00)--Softball Gene Palmer (1956-60)--Cross Country, Track

2006 Inductees Shawn Monday Smith (1986-90)--Basketball Cecilia Ramsey Fisher (1988-91)--Basketball Angelo Volpe (1987-00)--President Melanie Gray Walker (1991-95--Golf Bill Worrell (1981-06)--Basketball Coach

2011 Inductees Ralph Broyles (1959-60)--Football Chad Evitts (1997-00)--Football Angie Duncan Hyche (1984-87)--Volleyball James “Red” McMilan (1958-61)--Football Esra Bayburt Roan (1994-98)--Tennis

2007 Inductees Dr. Thurston Banks (1973-06)--Administrator Stacy Hughes Britt (19866-89)--Softball Dr. David Larimore (1976-06)--Administrator Eddie Scott (1951-54)--Football, Track Ryan Weeks (1986-89)--Football

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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.


Individual Honors

Lindsey Reed

Corey Watson

Woman of the Year

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) 2012 - Lindsey Reed (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) 2012 - Corey Watson (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 the Year - 2009 OVC Coach of the Year - 2010 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Watson Brown - Football OVC Coach of the Year - 2011 Kenny Doyle - Tennis OVC Coach of theYear - 2012 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

Tacarra Hayes

Tim Benford

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) 2012 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball)

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) 2012 - Tim Benford (Football)

Tech Athletics staff members have won many honors and awards since 1986 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 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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OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE

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

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volleyball 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 ScholarAthlete 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 role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC

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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 studentathlete 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 sport-specific 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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Athletics Staff

Athletics Administration

Leveda Birdwell Kevin Bostian Corporate Sales Associate A.D./ Development & Marketing

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

Ben Shannon Tammie McMillan Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Facilities and Faculty Athletics Assistant A.D./ Assistant A.D./ Representative Sports Information Events Business

Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Steve Payne

Soccer Daniel Brizard

Basketball (W) Jim Davis

Softball Tory Acheson

CC & Track Tony Cox

Tennis (M) Kenny Doyle

Volleyball John Blair

Ticket Office

Sandy Zimmerman

Football Watson Brown

Performance Chip Pugh

Facilities

Bobby Long

Tyler Birdwell

Jessica Morgan

Kim Nash

Matt Dexter

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Patrena Hicks

Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Special Events

Golden Eagle Head Coaches

Golf (M/W) Polk Brown

Marketing

Kim Meredith

Dr. Lance Jasitt Assistant A.D./ Academics

Debbie Parker

Debbie Turnbow

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Athletic Performance Center Building a Better Athlete is the goal of Tech’s new Athletic Performance Center In the Spring, Tennessee Tech held the 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. 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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Media Relations

Rob

SCHABERT

v Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Information and Broadcasting St. Cloud State, 1977

Now in 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 student-athletes 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 30 of his 336 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. 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. In addition to award-winning publications, he has kept pace with the fast-changing world of the sports information profession, moving Tech smoothly into the digital age and the exploding world of social media. Schabert, 56, 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. 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 the University of New 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 Journalists. 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 Sports Information Suite located on upper level of Eblen Center (Rooms 442-446) Rob Schabert: Football, Cross Country, Track :(931) 372-3088 Brandon Goodwin: Golf : (931) 372-3293 Erin Bean: Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Softball : (931) 372-6139 Mike Lehman: Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Baseball : (931) 372-3883 Matthew Wagner: Tennis: (931) 372-3293 Press Box Phones: (931) 372-6030, (931) 372-6031 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5057 TTU, Cookeville, TN 38505 Overnight Address: 1100 McGee Blvd Email: sportsinfo@tntech.edu

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Media Relations Social Media

Sports Information Assistants Erin Bean , a native of Clarion, Pa., and a graduate of Juniata Col-

lege, joined the Sports Information Staff on July 1. She works in all phases of the department, and serves as the primary contact for volleyball, women’s basketball and softball. Bean studied Communications at Juniata, where she was also given opportunity to study photojournalism abroad in Athens, Greece. A three-sport athlete in high school in volleyball, basketball, and track, she chose the path of collegiate volleyball which led her to Juniata College. During her time at Juniata College, Bean participated in women’s volleyball, before becoming actively involved in the Juniata Sports Information Department. Bean worked from student assistant to intern and finished as a prestigious Juniata Associate. Bean has also been involved in working during several championships including the 2009 DIII women’s volleyball regional championship, 2011 and 2012 DIII Women’s basketball regional championship, 2011 men’s volleyball EIVA Conference championships at Penn State, as well as various Landmark Conference Championships.

Brandon Goodwin , in his second year on staff, is the New Media

and Video Production Coordinator for Tech Athletics. A 2010 graduate of Tennessee Tech, he returned to his alma mater to work with the TTU Sports Information staff. His responsibilities range from maintaining Tech’s social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter to engineering and coordinating all athletic’s broadcasts. Goodwin manages Tech’s video content on Youtube and on the OVC Digital Network. He provides play-by-play for many of those broadcasts and is one of the voices of the Golden Eagles Sports Network. This year, he serves as the primary contact for men’s and women’s golf and secondary for football, while assisting with Tech’s 11 other sports. A native of Lenoir City, Tenn., Goodwin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and pre-law with an emphasis in sports media. During his tenure at TTU, Goodwin served as sports editor for The Oracle, Tech’s weekly student newspaper, where he covered each of Tech’s then 16 intercollegiate teams. He also held the title of assistant sports editor of The Eagle, the TTU yearbook, and was a disc jockey on WTTU 88.5 fm in Cookeville. Goodwin worked as an undergraduate student in the sports information department from 2007-2010 while attending Tech. His responsibilities ranged from writing and designing media guides to public address and radio broadcasts.

Mike Lehman, 22, began his internship on August 1. A Northern

Illinois University graduate from Dundee, Ill., Lehman worked as an undergraduate in the NIU SID office. He serves as the primary contact for the Golden Eagle soccer, men’s basketball and baseball teams, and work with many of the other 11 Tech teams. He is also heavily involved in providing daily updates on the official Tech Athletics website, producing department publications and a variety of social media projects. While at Northern Illinois, Lehman held several responsibilities over. After gaining experience his first year, he was kept on for a special summer project of reformatting the record books. Lehman earned new duties in his second year, including leading the statistics crew for basketball and assisting with volleyball. He was also the secondary contact for women’s tennis and was chosen to design the 2012 MAC Women’s Tennis Championship program. During his time with the Huskies, NIU was honored as a 2011 “Super 11” sport information department by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), which recognizes the best 11 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) departments in the nation during the season.

Matt Wagner, 22, began his internship in the Tech Sports Infor-

mation office on July 20, and will play a key role in the department’s expanding video production area. A 2011 Western Kentucky University graduate, he will help produce all of the Athletics live web streaming, coach’s shows, and a wide variety of video features and special projects. His position utilizes both his creative abilities and his technical knowledge. He works in designing sports programming, promos and creative pieces for Tech athletics, as well as production of all Golden Eagle Athletics video and audio content for the OVC Digital Network, TTUsports.com and social media such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Wagner will also serve as the primary contact for the Tech men’s tennis team, and assist in the promotion of all 14 Golden Eagle teams. Wagner graduated from WKU with Summa Cum Laude honors and Bachelor of Arts degree in Television and Film production, with a minor in English. A Danville, Ky. resident, Wagner has worked on film sets, television sets, and sports productions ranging from Lexington, Ky., to Los Angeles.

Fans can follow and support Tech Athletics through several social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook. The Tennessee Tech Sports Information Department has created a TTU Sports Fan Page on Facebook, and also send regular “tweets” via Twitter. Twitter provides up-to-the-minute, breaking news while Facebook focuses on feature stories, game previews and recaps for all Tech teams. Follow Tech on Facebook at: TTU Sports Follow Tech on Twitter at: @TTUGoldenEagles Tech Athletics also has Pinterest and Instagram accounts under the name of TTUGoldenEagles

Sometimes a pen and paper just can’t tell the whole story. That’s where video comes in. After producing more than 100 videos during the 2011-12 academic year, Tech Athletics looks to continue its visual media efforts by providing quality videos on a regular basis. From feature stories and behind-the-scenes pieces to highlights and press conferences, the TTUSports1 YouTube channel is the exclusive home for Tech video content.

OVC Digital Network Watch for information about the all-new OVC Digital Network, which will provide free web streaming of all OVC football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games, plus other feaytured content. In conjunction with member schools, the OVC provides the online destination for exclusive LIVE streaming video and audio straight to your computer. This broadband video channel is the ultimate place for fans of OVC member schools on the web. The OVC Digital Network is powered by OVCsports.com, the Official Site of the Ohio Valley Conference.

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The Upper Cumberland 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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