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CROSS COUNTRY / 2014 Career Best Times/Distances Inside the Guide Schedule.....................................................................1 Head Coach Wayne Angel................................2-3 Assistant Coaches................................................4-5 President’s Award Winners................................ 30 A.D. Honor Roll Members.................................. 31 Athletics Administration..............................32-35 Academic Support.........................................36-37 Sports Medicine..............................................38-40 Athletic Performance....................................41-45 TTU Sports Hall of Fame..................................... 46 The Ohio Valley Conference............................. 49 Media Relations..............................................50-51

Men’s Section Men’s Roster and Team Photo.............................6 Men’s Profiles..................................................... 7-15 2013 Results........................................................... 16 2013 Times/Finishes............................................ 17 Men’s Honors and Awards................................. 28

Key Phone Numbers Area Code is 931 Wayne Angel - Head Coach: 372-3749 Mark Wilson - AD: 372-3961 Rob Schabert - SID: 372-3088 Matt Dexter - Facilities: 372-3945 Joe Erdeljac - Trainer: 372-3934

Women’s Section Women’s Roster and Team Photo................... 18 Women’s Profiles.............................................19-25 2013 Results........................................................... 26 2013 Times/Finishes............................................ 27 Team Honors/Records........................................ 29

Tennessee Tech University QUICK FACTS Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 11,768 Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Ohio Valley National Affiliation: NCAA Division I President: Dr. Philip Oldham Director of Athletics: Mark Wilson CC Contacts: Rob Schabert Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Mailing Address: PO Box 5057 Cookeville, TN 38505

2014 Schedule Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Nov. 1 Nov. 14

at Carolina Invitational Columbia, S.C. at Indiana Open Bloomington, Ind. at Commodore Classic Nashville, Tenn. at Greater Louisville Classic Louisville, Ky. at FSU Invitational Tallahassee, Fla. at OVC Championships Oxford, Ala. at NCAA South Regional (must qualify) Tallahassee, Fla.

WELCOME to Tennessee Tech Cross Country / 2014 The Tennessee Tech University Sports Information Office works diligently to make things easier for members of the media covering Tech cross country, as well as fans and families keeping current on the team, including constant updates on our web site (TTUsports.com) and this digital guide. If there is any information you need, please let us know by contacting our office. Thank you! Rob Schabert

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HEAD COACH Career Best Times/Distances

WAYNE ANGEL HEAD COACH Cross Country / Track & Field

A veteran coach who has delivered successful programs and individual winners at every college and high school he has directed, Wayne Angel was selected in 2014 as cross country and track & field head coach at Tennessee Tech University. Angel came to the Golden Eagles after four years at Florida A&M, and has a resume that includes leading top-notch programs at the University of Illinois, Iowa and Wichita State, along with stops at UT Martin and high school programs in Illinois and Indiana. “I’m excited about Tennessee Tech, the school, the people, the community, and honored to be part of the TTU family,” Angel said. “I look forward to competing for championships down the road, and doing my part to help win the OVC Commissioner’s Cup. “We have only one place to go right now and that’s up,” he said of the Tech running programs. “Tennessee Tech is a great opportunity. The programs are sleeping giants. We have the resources and a strong commitment from the administration, and I think the sky is the limit. It’s just a question of me getting out there and recruiting great athletes and developing the ones we have now.” Angel’s coaching resume features several outstanding programs, most recently at Florida A&M, where he took a struggling Rattler program to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Prior to FAMU, he spent six seasons as men’s head coach at the University of Illinois from 2003 to 2009. “We are excited for the direction that we feel our track and field and cross country programs will be headed in the coming years under Wayne Angel,” said Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. “Coach Angel has done a tremendous job and every program he has led, he has turned them into winners. We think he can achieve similar results at Tennessee Tech. “He connects with his student-athletes, he does a remarkable job of recruiting and identifying young talent, and he is an outstanding teacher and coach who knows how to develop his athletes to become the very best they can be. We’re fully committed to building winning programs at Tennessee Tech in cross country and track and field, and Wayne Angel is the right person to work with our student-athletes to reach our goals.”

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At Florida A&M, he lifted the men’s cross country program from the bottom of the MEAC to back-to-back conference championships. In track & field, he coached All-Americans in the long jump and triple jump. He was twice named the MEAC Outstanding Coach of the Year, guiding more than 40 all-MEAC winners and three MEAC individual cross country champions and 12 individual MEAC champions in track and field. While at Illinois, he produced 30 Big Ten Champions (14 individual / four relays). In 2006, Angel had 23 top NCAA finishes, 17 All-Americans and his 4x400-meter relay team finished as runner up. In addition, he developed 17 NCAA Championship qualifiers, two regional champions in the 400-intermediate hurdles in 2004. At Illinois, Angel produced an Olympian, who participated in the 2008 Games in Beijing, China, had two individuals participate in the 2004 Olympic trials and coached a Canadian National Champion. Before entering the college coaching ranks, Angel was a highly successful head track and field coach at Pike High School in Indianapolis, Ind., from 1993-1998. He led his 1997 girl’s team to an undefeated season (15-0), the Indiana State High School Championship and a No. 17 national ranking. The team was state runner-up in 1998. Angel’s Red Devils won three conference and four regional championships during his tenure. He also received numerous Coach of the Year honors during this period. Angel’s collegiate coaching career began in 1998 when he became the head men’s and women’s cross country coach and assistant men’s and women’s track and field coach at UT Martin. He guided one first-team all-OVC performer and three school-record setters. In 1999, he was named head track coach and assistant cross country coach at Wichita State, where he was part of two Missouri Valley Championship Outdoor Championships (2000, 2001) and his runners captured numerous conference individual titles. His 2001 cross country team finished second in the Missouri Valley Championship and was in the USA top 30.

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Career Best Times/Distances During his tenure at Wichita State, Angel’s athletes accounted for nine school track records, and he coached five athletes to NCAA or provisional qualifying times as well as five Missouri Valley titles. Angel ventured to the University of Iowa in 2002, where he became the head women’s cross country coach and assistant men’s and women’s track and field coach. In the spring of 2003, Angel made a move within the Big Ten when he was named the men’s cross country and track and field head coach at the University of Illinois. The former world-class 400-meter hurdler and Illinois alum made an immediate impact on the Illini track and field program. Angel established himself as one of the top sprint and middle distance coaches in the Big Ten. In his six seasons at his alma mater, Angel coached and developed two Olympic Trial participants, seven All-Americans that earned 15 All-America citations, 31 Big Ten Champions, one NCAA Regional Champion and record holder, and 69 All-Big Ten accolades. In all, 12 school records fell in his six years. This Rantoul, Illinois native holds a B.S. in Physical Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign (1982), where he was a stellar track and field athlete for the Fighting Illini. He was a two-time Big Ten Champion as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. He set the school record in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 50.56 seconds in 1982 and currently ranks fourth on the school’s all-time list in the event. Angel was a tri-captain for the Illini in 1981, winning his first Big Ten title at the 1981 Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 4x4 relay with a time of 3:12.7, then claiming the same title outdoors with a time of 3:08.1. He also finished fourth for the Illini at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 500-meters and fourth in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles outdoors. The new Golden Eagle coach is a former Army Airborne Ranger, and a distinguished honor graduate of the Army’s Air Assault School. He is a three-time Gold Medalist at the World Military Games and holds the Armed Forces record in the 400-meter hurdles. In addition, Angel was an Olympic Trials participant in 1980 in Eugene, Ore., and again in Los Angeles in 1984. During his competitive career, he represented the United States in international competitions in Finland, Korea, Germany, Egypt, Algeria, Mexico and Great Britain. Angel has served as the sprint coach at the World Scholar Athlete Games in Rhode Island and served as the sprint coach for Latvia at the World Championships in Edmonton, Canada. He is a member of the two Hall of Fames, the Parkland College Hall of Fame and the Rantoul (Ill.) High School Hall of Fame.

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ASSISTANT COACH Career Best Times/Distances

EUGENE FRAZIER

Assistant COACH Cross Country / Track & Field With a lengthy list of success, both as a runner and as a coach, Eugene Frazier is in his first year as assistant cross country and track & field coach at Tennessee Tech. He began his coaching career in 1998 as an assistant coach at Kansas City Community College, developing and directing a successful sprint/hurdles/jumps program. He followed with a highly successful run as assistant coach at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, and was on coach Wayne Angel’s staff at Florida A&M the past two years before making the move to Tennessee Tech. His responsibilities at both Butler and FAMU included oversight for following of institutional policies, rules and NJCAA or NCAA regulations. He also monitored academic progress of the team’s student-athletes, conducted practices and developed the sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. In 2007 at Butler, he produced two NJCAA indoor national champions. Riding this momentum into the outdoor season, Butler came away with four more Kansas Jayhawk Conferences champions, while the Butler women also won six conference titles. The 07’ season was capped off with the women’s teams placing second in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference. Five women and six men were named NJCAA All-American. The 2008 season at Butler was one for the record books. The women started the year off with four indoor KJCC titles and one NJCAA champion, and won the firstever indoor KJC team title and finished third at the national meet. Continuing their winning ways outdoor, the women won six KJC titles and broke two school records, then won the KJC team title and placed fourth nationally. Not to be outdone by the women, the men also made history with one indoor conference champ, a second place team finish, highest in school history, and a third place finish nationally. Outdoors, the men won three KJC titles and their first-ever KJC team title, along with a fourth place finish nationally. Frazier was awarded the 2008 NJCAA Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year honor. Throughout his career, Frazier has coached more than 30 All-Americans and 15 National Champions. Frazier received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1998 from Alabama State University. While an undergraduate, he was namaed the Alabama State University Most Outstanding Sprinter. At the 1995 Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC) championships, he was the runnerup in both the 100m and 200m races. The following year, he was the SWAC champion in the 60m, 100m and 4x100-meter events. Continuing his running career, he was a qualifier in the 60m dash for the 2000 and 2003 USATF Indoor Nationals. He has continued his education in the sport, being USATF Level 1 certified as well as NCAA Recruitment certified.

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SAMANTHA LINCK

ASSISTANT COACH Cross Country / Track & Field

Samantha Linck is in her first year on the Tennessee Tech University track & field and cross country coaching staff. “I’m extremely pleased that we were able to add Samantha to our staff,” head coach Wayne Angel said of his newest addition. “Samantha’s energy and drive coupled with her experience and success in the jumps at the Division one level makes her a great fit. Samantha has a strong interest in the academic success of the student athlete. We are excited to have Samantha join the Golden Eagle family”. The native of Kohler, Wisc., came to Tech following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Western Illinois. While at WIU, Linck coached pole vault, high jump, triple jump, long jump, the heptathlon, and the decathlon. Under her tutelage, she saw five student-athletes finish topthree at both the Summit League Indoor and Outdoor Championship meets in 2013-14. Four were able to qualify for the NCAA Division I West Regional in her two seasons. From there one of Linck’s student-athletes went on to qualifying for the NCAA Division I National Meet, and was able to earn NCAA Division I All-American 2nd Team status for the performance. She earned her Masters of Science in sports management from WIU in 2014. Linck graduated from Lewis University in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sport management and minor in coaching. She was a two-time All-American jumper for Lewis. Linck also earned the Great Lakes Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Year award in 2012. “I am excited to be here at Tennessee Tech,” Linck said of her newest opportunity. “I look forward to working with the Cross Country and Track teams and the opportunity to work with and learn from Coach Angel and Coach Frazier.” “I was drawn to Tennessee Tech by the positive atmosphere that the athletic department exudes. As well as the beautiful Cookeville area Tennessee Tech calls home.”

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2013 MEN’S XCBest ROSTER Career Times/Distances 2014 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name ...............................Year.......................... Ht. .....................................Hometown (High School) Ian Barclay.............................. Freshman......................5-8............................................Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge) Collin Gwaltney.................... Freshman......................5-8....................................Cleveland, Tenn (Bradley Central) Brennan Huber..................... Sophomore..................6-0............................................. Greenbier, Tenn. (Greenbier) Wesley King........................... Sophomore..................6-0.............................................Greenville, Tenn. (Greenville) Blake Rhoden........................ Freshman.....................5-10............. Brentwood, Tenn. (Franklin Road Academy) Jordan Roth........................... Sophomore..................6-2.................................................Gray, Tenn. (Daniel Boone) Geoffrey Sambu................... Sophomore.................5-11...................................................Nakura, Kenya (Kapsabt) Sterling Smith....................... Senior............................5-11..................................................... Knoxville, Tenn. (Karns) Daniel Williamson................ Sophomore..................6-1............................................Union City, Tenn (Union City)

The 2014 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team: Front row, from left -- Ian Barclay, Wesley King, Brennan Huber, Blake Rhoden and Colin Gwaltney. Back row, from left - Daniel Williamson, Sterling Smith, assistant coach Eugene Frazier, head coach Wayne Angel, assistant coach Samantha Linck, Geoffrey Sambu and Jordan Roth.

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Ian BARCLAY

Freshman F Oak Ridge, Tenn. Oak Ridge High School HIGH SCHOOL: Ian attended Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, TN...where he was successful in both athletics and academics. For academics, he received the Commended Scholar award and the AP Scholar award...also lettered in both cross country and track...received multiple awards...the Student-Athlete Award and the Coach’s Award TWICE... his personal record for the 5k was 16:54... the 3200 was 10:30...the 1600 was 4:52...and the 800 was 2:03. PERSONAL: Ian Andrew Barclay is the son of Andrew and Pamela Barclay...was born on April 30th, 1996 in St. Louis, Missouri...majoring in Mathematics.

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Colin GWALTNEY

Freshman F Cleveland, Tenn. Bradley Central High School HIGH SCHOOL: Collin attended Bradley Central High School where he ran Cross Country and Track... personal record in the 5k was 17:26 and in the 1600m was a 4:29.. his team went to the State meet in Cross Country every year and competed in the 4x800m where they placed 5th his sophomore year. PERSONAL: Collin is the son of Ralph and Lisa Gwaltney.. was born in Cleveland, TN on March 20th, 1996.. majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

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Brennan HUBER

Sophomore F Greenbrier, Tenn. Greenbrier High School A talented runner who joined the Golden Eagles in 2013, Brennan has become one of Tech’s lead runners and has a promising career ahead of him. TECH (2013): Brennan had a great freshman season despite a minor injury that put him out of two cross country meets...in the 4 meets he competed in, he placed in the top 4 among Tech runners each meet...ran his personal best time of 27:08.56 at the Vanderbilt Invitational which placed him 3rd among Tech runners. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Greenbrier High School, Brennan was a four-year letterwinner on both the cross country and track & field teams...was the TSSAA state champion as a senior in the 800-meter run...in 2011, during his junior season, the cross country team finished second in the state...part of a 4x800 meter relay foursome that placed second in the state in his junior year and fourth as a senior...won the team’s Most Athletic Award. PERSONAL: Brennan is the son of Fred Huber and Wendy Snyder... full name is Brennan Michael Huber...born November 9, 1994 in San Anonio, Texas...majoring in chemical engineering.

Career Best Time

(Best times at 8K/5.0 miles - through 2013 season) 27:08........................................................ Vanderbilt/Sept. 14, 2013

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Wesley KING

Sophomore F Greenville, Tenn. Greenville High School Wesley is a walk-on addition to the Golden Eagle roster in 201314...a recent graduate of Greenville High School, he is a solid student and a decorated runner who can have an impact on the Tech program. HIGH SCHOOL: Wesley was a four-time letterwinner for coach Larry Blalock at Greeneville High School where he reaped a long list of awards...ran the mile and 800-meter run during the track season...was a two-time all-state selection and was honored four times each as all-conference and all-region as a cross country runner. PERSONAL: The son of Jimmy King and Donna Muhlhahn...full name is Wesley Ray King...born February 14, 1995 in Greenville... majoring in computer science.

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Blake RHODEN

Freshman F Brentwood, Tenn. Franklin Road Academy HIGH SCHOOL: Blake attended Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, TN where he ran Cross Country and Track...as a Junior he placed 4th in the state in Cross Country...his senior year he placed 3rd...personal record was 17:01 in the 5K. PERSONAL: Zachary Blake Rhoden is the son of Michael and Christy Rhoden...prefers to be called “Blake”...was born in Nashville, TN on February 9th, 1996...majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

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Jordan ROTH

Sophomore F Gray, Tenn. Daniel Boone High School Jordan is a highly promising runner from East Tennessee who earned numerous honors during his prep career...hoping to transfer that success to the college course. TECH (2013): Jordan improved greatly throughout his 2013 cross country season...in his last two meets he finished 3rd among Tech runners...ran his personal best time of 27:23.39 at the Evansville Invitational, placing him 13th overall. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Daniel Boone High School, Jordan earned four letters each in cross country and track & field, all for coach Len Jeffers...was named all-conference and allregion on the cross country circuit...ran the 800, mile and 4x800 during his track career...earned all-state honors at the TSSAA state track meet with a fifth place finish at 800 meters...helped is cross country team place second in the state as a senior...captured the state 4x800 relay championship as a senior. PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Leah Roth...full name is Robert Jordan Roth...born Febraury 21, 1995 in Plantation, Fla...majoring in computer science.

Career Best Time

(Best times at 8K/5.0 miles - through 2013 season) 27:23........................................................... Evansville/Oct. 19, 2013

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Geoffrey SAMBU

Sophomore F Nakura, Kenya Kapsabt High School Geoffrey is a transfer from Florida A&M University and has already added great strength to the Tech Cross Country squad... he has a promising future ahead of him...potential to be the most successful runner in Tech cross country history. BEFORE TECH: Geoffrey spent his first year of college at Florida A&M University before he transferred to TTU for his sophomore year...competed in the 8K, 10K, and mile run...personal record for the 8K was 24:39.. the 10K was 31:13..and the mile was 4:28.21. PERSONAL: Geoffrey Sambu is from Eldoret, Kenya...attended Kapsabt High School.

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Sterling SMITH

Senior F Knoxville, Tenn. Karns HS Sterling emerged as one of Tech’s top runners in his sophomore season, and should continue to be a pacesetter in 2014...promising skills as a runner and has showed consistent improvement in his times throughout the seasons. AT TECH (2013): Sterling continued to have another great year finishing 2nd best among Tech runners in 5 of the 6 cross country meets...earned his season best time of 26:44.2 at Vanderbilt University, which was just shy of his personal best time...placed 7th overall in the Foothills Invitational with a time of 27:21.58 AT TECH (2012): Took another giant leap forward from his freshman season to his sophomore campaign...was among team leaders in every meet in 2013, including a team best effort at the Berry Invitational...had four of his first five times under 28 minutes, then reeled off a career-best effort at the OVC Championships with a time of 26:31.0 to eclipse his previous best by 30 seconds. (In 2011): Sterling ran in six meets for the Golden Eagles and showed consistent improvement throughout the season... peaked at the end of the season, running a season-best 8K time of 28:26 at the OVC Championships and turning in his best finish relative to his teammates at the NCAA South Regional, where he was the fourth Golden Eagle to finish the 10K with a time of 35:27...cut his TTU Invitational time of 30:05 by more

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than a minute at Jacksonville State, posting a 28:44, then sliced that time to 28:32 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Sterling ran cross country and track and field at Karns High School under coach Christopher CowanBanker...set a 5K personal record of 16:54.00 at the Foot Locker South Regional on Nov. 27, 2010 and ran in the TSSAA State Cross Country Championships...in track and field, he ran the 800 meter, 1600 meter and 3200 meter...set a personal-record time of 4:49.57 at the TSSAA Section 1AAA Championships on May 13, 2011. PERSONAL: The son of Gary and Donna Smith...born April 19, 1993...full name is Sterling Curtis Dean Smith...major is undeclared.

Career Best Time

(Best times at 8K/5.0 miles - through 2013 season) 26:31...................................................................... OVC/Oct. 27, 2012

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Daniel WILLIAMSON

Sophomore F Union City, Tenn. Union City High School Daniel Williamson...a muliti-talented athlete, he lettered in five different sports during his high school career...also a knockout in the classroom. TECH (2013): Daniel added great talent to the cross country team...placed in the top 4 among Tech runners in every meet... achieved his personal best time of 26.52.4 at the Charlotte Invitational placing him 47th overall...placed 15th overall at the Evansville Invitational with a time of 27:27.46. HIGH SCHOOL: Daniel lettered four years each in both cross country and track & field during his time at Union City High SChool...also lettered twice on the soccer team, twice in baseball and once in basketball...was crowned all-region all four years in cross country...two-time regional champion and twice named all-state. PERSONAL: The son of James and Amy Williamson...born May 29, 1995 in Union City...full name is Daniel Eric Williamson...majoring in civil engineering.

Career Best Time

(Best times at 8K/5.0 miles - through 2013 season) 26:52..............................................................Charlotte/Sep. 28, 2013

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2013 CROSS RESULTS CareerCOUNTRY Best Times/Distances

Meet #1 August 30 at Cullowhee, N.C. Western Carolina Invitational (5K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Florida (28); 2) High Point (43); 3) Furman (54); 4) Western Carolina (121); 5) UNC- Asheville (154); 6) Tennessee Tech (177); 7) Winthrop (204); 8) N. Carolina A&T (258); 9) Gardner-Webb (282); 10) Wofford (287); 11) Warren Wilson College (304) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1)John Greene 16:11.61 (26); 2) Sterling Smith 16:22.09 (29); 3) Brennan Huber 16:30.49 (34); 4) Daniel Williamson 16:48.02 (43); 5) Jordan Roth 16:53.97 (58); 6) Matt Bishop 16:58.92 (48); 7) Sam Lariviere 17:14.16 (53) Meet #2 September 14 at Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt Invitational (8K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Lipscomb (95); 2) Mississippi State (110); 3) East Tennessee State (112); 4) Belmont (122); 5) Morehead State (173); 6) Memphis (180); 7) Samford (185); 8) Middle Tennessee State (191); 9) Northern Kentucky (196); 10) Central Arkansas (197); 11) Ole Miss (290); 12) Marshall (364); 13) Vanderbilt (376); 14) Western Kentucky (409); 15) UT Martin (422); 16) Tennessee Tech (423); 17) Mercer (457); 18) Jacksonville St. (469); 19) Tennessee St. (598) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:18.69 (59); 2) Sterling Smith 26:45.14 (77); 3) Brennan Huber 27:08.56 (89); 4) Daniel Williamson 27:31.86 (97); 5) Matthew Bishop 27:45.13 (101); 6) Sam Lariviere 27:51.93 (103); 7) Jordan Roth 28:10.91 (108)

Meet #6 November 2 at Morehead, Ky. Ohio Valley Conference Championships (8K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Eastern Kentucky (16); 2) Belmont (74); 3) Morehead State (81); 4) Eastern Illinois (107); 5) SE Missouri (122); 6) Siu- Edwardsville (153); 7) Tennessee Martin (226); 8) Murray State (251); 9) Austin Peay (258); 9) Jacksonville State (258); 11) Tennessee Tech (278); 12) Tennessee State (377) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 27:01.48 (48); 2) Daniel Williamson 27:30.70 (54); 3) Jordan Roth 27:36.18 (55); 4) Brennan Huber 27:46.60 (58); 5) Matt Bishop 28:10.73 (63); 6) Sam Lariviere 28:15.32 (64); 7) Sterling Smith 28:20.30 (65); 8) Nathan Snow 32:44.22 (81)

Meet #3 September 28 at Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Invitational (8K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Miss State (34); 2) Northern Kentucky (93); 3) Charlotte (93); 4) Virginia Military Institute (95); 5) North Florida (122); 6) Miami (141); 7) Marshall (191); 8) USC Upstate (192); 9) Radford (198); 10) Tennessee Tech (242); 11) NC A&T (320) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:13.8 (27); 2)Sterling Smith 26:44.2 (44); 3) Daniel Williamson 26:52.4 (47); 4) Brennan Huber 27:14.9 (57); 5) Matthew Bishop 27:31.9 (67); 6) Jordan Roth 27:37.6 (70); 7) Sam Lariviere 28:03.2 (73) Meet #4 October 5 at Oxford, Ala. Foothills Invitational (8K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Mercer (33); 2) Jacksonville St. (42); 3) Tennessee Tech (45) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:30.35 (1); 2) Sterling Smith 27:21.58 (7); 3) Matthew Bishop 27:43.99 (9); 4) Sam Lariviere 28:34.47 (13); 5) Jordan Roth 29:25.28 (15) Meet #5 October 19 at Evansville, Ind. Evansville Invitational (8K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Marshall University (37); 2) Western Kentucky (50); 3) University of Evansville (63); 4) Tennessee Tech (65) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:22.52 (7); 2) Sterling Smith 27:02.88 (12); 3) Jordan Roth 27:23.39 (13): 4) Daniel Williamson 27:27.46 (15); 5) Matt Bishop 27:48.63 (18); 6) Sam Lariviere 27:59.61 (21)

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2013 CROSS COUNTRY TIMES Career Best Times/Distances INDIVIDUAL TIMES / TEAM FINISHES Western Carolina Vanderbilt Charlotte Jacksonville State Evansville OVC

Bishop Greene Huber Lariviere 16:58.92 (5) 16:11.61 (1) 16:3.49 (3) 17:14.16 (6) 27:45.13 (5) 26:18.69 (1) 27:08.56 (3) 27:51.93 (6) 27:31.9 (5) 26:13.8 (1) 27:14.9 (4) 28:03.20 (7) 27:43.99 (3) 26:30.35 (1) ---- 28:34.47 (4) 27:48.63 (5) 26:22.52 (1) ---- 27:59.61 (6) 28:10.73 (5) 27:01.48 (1) 27:46.60 (4) 28:15.32 (6)

Western Carolina Vanderbilt Charlotte Jacksonville State Evansville OVC

Roth 16:53.97 (5) 28:10.91 (7) 27:37.6 (6) 29:25.28 (5) 27:23.39 (3) 27:36.18 (3)

Smith Snow Williamson 16:22.09 (2) ----- 16:48.02 (4) 26:45.14 (2) ----- 27:31.86 (4) 26:44.2 (2) ----- 26:52.4 (3) 27:21.58 (2) ----- ----27:02.88 (2) ----- 27.27.46 (4) 28:20.30 (7) 32:44.22 (8) 27:30.70 (2)

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2014 WOMEN’S ROSTER Career Best Times/Distances 2014 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name............................................ Year.................................Ht................................... Hometown (High School) Baylee Balgermann............................. Freshman.............................. 5-6...................................... Hendersonville, Tenn. (Beech) Anna Cooper.......................................... Freshman.............................. 5-9........................................................Bristol, Tenn. (Bristol) Yeshi Dohrmann................................... Senior..................................... 5-1...................................... Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma) Landry Loving....................................... Junior..................................... 5-2................................... Johnson City, Tenn. (University) Lera McNamara..................................... Freshman.............................. 5-0..............Manchester, Tenn. (Coffee County Central) Kathie O’Neill......................................... Freshman.............................. 5-5.................................Sevierville, Tenn. (Sevier County) Emily Williams........................................ Senior..................................... 5-5.................................Talbott, Tenn. (Jefferson County)

The 2014 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team Front row, from left -- Baylee Balgemann, Landry Loving, Lera McNamara, Emily Williams and Anna Cooper. Second row, from left -- Kathie O’Neill, assistant coach Eugene Frazier, head coach Wayne Angel, assistant coach Samantha Linck, and Teshi Dohrmann.

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Baylee BALGEMANN

FreshmanF Hendersonville, Tenn. Beech High School HIGH SCHOOL: Baylee attended Beech High School in Hendersonville, TN...ran cross country and track with a personal record of 20:13 in the 5K. PERSONAL: Baylee Christine Balgemann is the daughter of Robert and Angie Balgemann...was born in Arizona on April 30th, 1996... majoring in Elementary Education.

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Anna COOPER

Freshman F Bristol, Tenn. Bristol High School HIGHSCHOOL: Anna attended Bristol Tennessee High School...was on the Beta Club and National Honors Society... lettered in Volleyball, Cross Country, and Track...received the 2013 Cross Country MVP award and made the 2012 All-Academic Volleyball Team...personal record in Cross Country was in 2013 with a time of 19:58...personal records in Track were in 2014 with a time of 5:37 in the 1600m...2:31 in the 800m... and 11:47 in the 3200m. PERSONAL: Anna Grace Cooper is daughter of Todd and Jennifer Cooper...was born in Bristol, VA on December 16th, 1995...major as of now is undecided.

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Yeshi DOHRMANN

Senior F Tullahoma, Tenn. Tullahoma High School In her fifth year on the Tech roster, Yeshi has become an impact distance runner for the Golden Eagles. She has continued to improve in Cross Country and distance races in Track. TECH (2013-14): (Cross Country) After missing the 2012 cross country season, Yeshi returned to the course as a senior and became one of the top runners on the team...placing 2nd or 3rd on the team in 6 of the 7 meets... posted a 5K career-best time of 19:32.35 to place 9th overall at Jacksonville State...completed the OVC Championships in 20:02.97, placing her 2nd on the team and 52nd overall. (Track) In indoor season, Yeshi competed in the 5,000m earning her personal best time of 20:00.51 at the TSU meet... in outdoor season, Yeshi competed in the 3,000m with a season best time of 11:24.55...the 5,000m...and the 10,000m with a personal best time of 40:52.15. TECH (2012-13): Did not compete during the cross country season. She ran the 800m during the indoor season and clocked a career-best time of 2:43.57 at the OVC Championships. In outdoors, she ran in the 3,000m at Austin Peay and posted a career-best of 11:17.09...was a mainstay in the lineup at 5,000m...ran a career-best in that event, as well, finishing the Vanderbilt run in 19:11.86...ran a leg of the 4x800 relay, clocking 10:05.81 at Wofford. TECH (2011-12): Yeshi competed in the 800m during the outdoor track season for the Golden Eagles... she earned herself a season-best time in the 800m with a time of 2:51.97 at the Austin Peay Invitational... during the Vanderbilt Invitational she ran the 800m in 2:59.56. TECH (2010-11): Yeshi ran in four meets during the fall cross country season...participated in the opening meet at Sewanee and in the Western

Kentucky, TTU Invitational and Evansville events...achieved a best time of 22:37.88 at Evansville...competed in the 800m, mile, 1500m and 3000m in track and field. HIGH SCHOOL: Yeshi comes to Tech from Tullahoma High School, where she lettered three years in cross country for coach Jeff Lester and three years in track for coach Clester Winningham...twice named to the all-mid state team and helped the Wildcats to the region championships in track. PERSONAL: The daughter of Clark and Rachel Dohrmann...birthdate is February 22, 1991...full name is Yeshiemebet Clark Dohrmann...majoring in engineering.

Career Best Time

(Best times at 5K/3.1 miles - through 2013 season) 22:38.............................................................Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010

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Landry LOVING

Junior F Johnson City, Tenn. University High School Landry enjoyed a successful freshman season, and appears on the brink of a standout year as a sophomore in the middle distance events...will focus on 800m and 1,500m events...can also contrinute in relays. AT TECH (In 2013-14): Landry battled nagging injuries throughout the fall season, which limited her participation to three meets...ran at Western Carolina, Vanderbilt and Evansville events...Loving was focused primarily on distance running on the track and field team in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, competing in the 800m, 1500m, and Mile Run. She posted the third best 800m time on the Golden Eagles, with a time of 2:32.27. After struggling through injuries in her fall season, Loving looks primed to have an excellent, injury-free junior year. (In 2012-13): Landry ran in six of the team’s seven meets in 2012 as a true freshman...missed the TTU Invitational...finished third on the team in the final three meets, including a career-best 5K time of 19:54.5 at the OVC Championships...half of her races were 5K and half were 6K...posted her career-best at the longer distance at the NCAA Regionals with a 24:22.4 clocking...ran the 800m and mile during the indoor season, as well as a leg on the distance medley relay...had career-best times of 2:28.30 in the 800m at Virginia Tech, and 5:49.52 in the mile at the OVC Championships...helped the DMR foursome slice nearly 30 seconds off its time during the year...outdoors she ran the 800m and 1,500m and 4x800 relay...career-best 800m time HIGH SCHOOL: Landry comes to Tech from University High School in Johnson City, Tenn... competed in cross country and track for her high school team and was a five-time letter in each... awarded with Sophomore Athlete of the Year and Student Athlete of the Year... member of the state cross country team in 2008, 2009, and 2010... was runner-up in

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the 4x800 in 2010... indoor season statistics for the 800 meter was 2:28... outdoor season statistics for the 800 meter was 2:30... career statistics include running the 5K in 20:28, the 800 meter in 2:24, and the 1600 meter in 5:29. PERSONAL: Daughter of Wayne and Ruth Loving... full name is Landry Odille Loving... born on December 3, 1993... majoring in computer science, business, and geology.

Career Best Time

(Best times at 5K/3.1 miles - through 2013 season) 19:54...................................................................... OVC/Oct. 27, 2012

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Lera McNAMARA

FreshmanF Canton, GA. Cherokee High School HIGH SCHOOL: Lera attended Creekview High School in Canton, GA...well rounded student athlete receiving awards in both athletics and academics...for academics, she received the President’s Education Award...for athletics, she received the Scholar Athlete Gold Award...freshman year of HS she played soccer and was on the swim team...the rest of her high school career she stuck to cross country and track where she went to the State meet multiple years...received the teammate award twice...was named Team Co-Captain, National Elite, and Top 10 County & Region... personal record for the 5K was 19:57...the Mile was 5:48...the Two Mile was 12:26... and the 800m was 2:43. PERSONAL: Valeria is the daughter of Paul and Kathy McNamara...prefers to be called “Lera”...was born on March 25th, 1995 in Feodosia, Ukraine...majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy.

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Kathie O’NEILL

Freshman F Sevierville, Tenn. Sevier County High School HIGH SCHOOL: Kathie attended Sevier County High School... lettered in Soccer and Track...received the MVP award in Track 3 out of the 4 years she ran...also received MVP in soccer her senior year...was the team captain for track and holds the school record in the 2000m Steeple Chase with a time of 8:11.77... personal record in the 800m was 2:29.44. PERSONAL: Kathlean Ann O’Neill is the daughter of Joe and Charity O’Neill...was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on November 26th, 1995...majoring in Nursing, aspiring to be a Nurse Practitioner.

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Emily WILLIAMS

Senior F Talbott, Tenn. Jefferson County HS

After showing tremendous potential and solid improvement for two seasons, in both cross country and track & field, Emily has not seen action since 2011...missed the past two cross country seasons as well as the entire 2013 track schedule...axious to get back on the track in 2014 where she will compete in middle and distance events...a versatile athlete who also competed in soccer during her high school career...excellent student. AT TECH (In 2013-14): Remained sidelined during the entire cross country season in 2013. (In 2012-13): Emily did not compete during the cross country season, and was also sidelined the entire track & field season. (In 2011-12): Emily ran in five meets during the fall cross country season and showed significant improvement from the beginning of the season to the end...posted a season-best 5K time of 20:36 at Jacksonville State... competed in mile run and 3,000m during the indoor track season and the 1,500m during the outdoor season... posted mile run times of 5:58.25 at the East Tennessee State Invitational and 5:47.57 at the Southern Illinois Invitational... in the 3,000m she posted times of 11:35.47 at the Southern Illinois Invitational and 11:30.45 at the OVC Championships... during the outdoor season at the Austin Peay Invitational she posted a season-leading time for the 1,500m with her time of 5:32.75... had a time of 5:59.89 at the Tennessee State Invitational in the 1,500m.

(In 2010-11): The fall cross country season brought Emily’s debut in cross country, as she did not compete as a cross county runner in her high school career...brought a solid effort during the season, starting with a fifth-place finish on the team in the Sewanee Invitational...built up to a third-place finish on the team at Western Kentucky with a time of 21:08.88... achieved her best career-time of 20:32.88 at Evansville... competed in the 800m, 1,500m, mile and 3,000m in track and field...posted a season-best time of 2:30 in the 800m at the OVC Indoor Championships and recorded a season-best of 5:12 in the 1,500m at Vanderbilt. HIGH SCHOOL: Emily competed in her prep career at Jefferson County High School for track coach Bill Delozier... achieved Girls Best Distance in the mile run during her sophomore season...named the MVP for the girl’s squad in her junior year...also competed in soccer...as a student, achieved high marks for her academic efforts...named to the National Honors Society and graduated third in her class. PERSONAL: The daughter of Carl and Suzanne Williams...full name is Emily Caroline Wiliams...born June 30, 1992...majoring in engineering.

Career Best Time

(Best times at 5K/3.1 miles - through 2013 season) 20:32........................................................... Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010

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2013 CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Career Best Times/Distances Meet #1 August 30 at Cullowhee, North Carolina Western Carolina Invitational (2 miles) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Florida (15); 2) Furman (53); 3) High Point (81); 4) UNC-Asheville (133); 5) Western Carolina (149); 6) Winthrop (175); 7) Wofford (179); 8) Tennessee Tech (220); 9) Brenau University (267); 10) Gardner-Webb (299) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 12:10.43 (28); 2) Meghan O’Donoghue 12:28.09 (43); 3) Yeshi Dohrmann 12:37.69 (45); 4) Peri Winborne 12:49.20 (50); 5) Amelia McCoy 13:14.85 (54); 6) Claire Cashin 13:29.54 (58); 7) Landry Loving 13:59.52 (64); 8) Sarah Wilson 14:16.77; 9) Elizabeth Mitchell 14:42.37 Meet #2 September 14 at Nashville, Tennessee Vanderbilt Invitational (5K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Vanderbilt (38); 2) Lipscomb (65); 3) Ole Miss (83); 4) Mississippi State (100); 5) Central Arkansas (160); 6) Belmont (187); 7) Western Kentucky (215); 8) Southern Mississippi (244); 9) East Tenn. St. (272); 10) Mid. Tenn. State (280); 11) Morehead State (302); (12) Memphis (325); 13) Northern Kentucky (326); 14) Mercer (361); 15) Jacksonville St. (388); 16) Tennessee Tech (465); 17) Marshall (473); 18) TennesseeMartin (514); 19) Alabama A&M (603); 20) Tennessee St. (607) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 18:57.52 (56); 2) Peri Winborne 20:20.60 (97); 3) Amelia McCoy 20:30.34 (102); 4) Yeshi Dohrmann 20:31.12 (103); 5) Meghan O’Donoghue 20:37.88 (107); (6) Claire Cashin 21:32.34 (118); 7) Elizabeth Mitchell 22:45.86 (126); 8) Landry Loving 22:50.97

Meghan O’Donoghue 20:47.88 (23); 5) Amelia McCoy 20:59.93 (25); 6) Elizabeth Mitchell 21:55.94 (27); 6) Claire Cashin 22:02.97 (28); 7) Sarah Wilson 22:37.20; 8) Landry Loving 23:42.89 Meet #6 November 2 at Morehead, Kentucky Ohio Valley Conference Championships (5K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Eastern Kentucky (29); 2) Belmont (71); 3) Eastern Illinois (100); 4) SE Missouri (104); 5) Murray State (115); 6) Austin Peay (173); 7) Jacksonville State (182); 8) SIU- Edwardsville (196); 9) Morehead State (204); 10) Tennessee Tech (293); 11) Tennessee- Martin (322); 12) Tennessee State (364) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:52.24 (47); 2) Yeshi Dohrmann 20:02.97 (52); 3) Peri Winborne 20:12.01 (55); 4) Amelia McCoy 21:11.66 (68); 5) Megan O’Donoghue 21:39.12 (71) 6) Elizabeth Mitchell 22:24.67 (75); 7) Claire Cashin 22:53.98 (76)

Meet #3 September 28 at Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Invitational (6K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Miss State (47); 2) Charlotte (52); 3) North Florida (64); 4) Davidson (107) 5) Florida State (129); 6) USC Upstate (186); 7) Radford (219); 8) Miami (221); 9) Northern Kentucky - (236); 10) Marshall (272); 11) Tennessee Tech (288); 12) VA. Military Institute (297); 13 NC A&T- (366) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 23:14.2 (46); 2) Yeshi Dohrmann 23:21.6 (52); 3) Amelia McCoy 23:40.4 (57); 4) Peri Winborne 23:44.3 (60); 5) Meghan O’Donoghue 24:28.7; 6) Claire Cashin 25:36.2 (79); 7) Elizabeth Mitchell 25:45.8 (82) Meet #4 October 5 at Oxford, Alabama Foothills Invitational (5K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Jacksonville St. (25); 2) Mercer (39); 3) Tennessee Tech (59); 4) Alabama A&M (115) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:18.95 (8); 2) Yeshi Dohrmann 19:32.35 (9); 3) Peri Winborne 19:45.43 (11); 4) Amelia McCoy 19:55.16 (13); 5) Meghan O’Donoghue 21:19.16 (18); 6) Claire Cashin 21:29.10 (20); 7) Elizabeth Mitchell 21:33.98 8); Sarah Wilson 21:51.69 (22) Meet #5 October 19 at Evansville, Indiana Evansville Invitational (5K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Western Kentucky (23); 2) University of Evansville (32); 3) Marshall University (81); 4) Tennessee Tech (99) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:37.35 (12); 2) Peri Winborne 20:08.68 (17); 3) Yeshi Dohrmann 20:31.31 (22): 4)

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2013 CROSS COUNTRY TIMES Career Best Times/Distances INDIVIDUAL TIMES / TEAM FINISHES W.Carolina Vanderbilt Charlotte Jax State Evansville OVC

W.Carolina Vanderbilt Charlotte Jax State Evansville OVC

Cashin 13:29.54 (6) 21:32.34 (6) 25:36.2 (6) 21:29.10 (6) 22:02.97 (7) 22:53.98 (7)

McCoy 13:14.85 (5) 20:30.34 (3) 23:40.4 (3) 19:55.16 (4) 20:59.93 (5) 21:11.66 (4)

Cline 12:10.43 (1) 18:57.52 (1) 23:14.2 (1) 19:18.95 (1) 19:37.35 (1) 19:52.24 (1)

Mitchell 14:42.37 (9) 22:45.86 (7) 25:45.8 (7) 21:33.98 (7) 21:55.94 (6) 22:24.67 (6)

Dohrmann 12:37.69 (3) 20:31.12 (4) 23:21.6 (2) 19:32.35 (2) 20:31.31 (3) 20:02.97 (2)

O’Donoghue 12:28.09 (2) 20:37.88 (5) 24:28.7 (5) 21:19.16 (5) 20:47.88 (4) 21:39.12 (5)

Loving 13:59.52 (7) 22:50.97 (7) --------23:42.89 (9) -----

Wilson 14:16.77 (8) ----- ------ 21:51.69 (8) 22:37.20 (8) -----

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Winborne 12:49.20 (4) 20:20.60 (2) 23:44.3 (4) 19:45.43 (3) 20:08.68 (2) 20:12.01 (3)

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ALL-TIME Career MEN’SBest SUPERLATIVES/HONORS Times/Distances MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-TIME BEST TIMES

Golden Eagles in the OVC Championships 1962 - Third 1963 - Fifth 1964 - Fourth 1965 - Third 1966 - Third 1967 - Second 1968 - Sixth 1969 - Sixth 1970 - Fifth 1971 - Sixth 1972 - Eighth 1973 - Seventh 1974 - Seventh 1975 - Sixth 1976 - Sixth 1977 - Eighth 1978 - Seventh 1979 - Seventh 1980 - Seventh 1981 - Fifth 1982 - Fifth 1983 - Seventh 1984 - Seventh 1985 - Eighth 1986 - Sixth 1987 - Tie-Fourth 1988 - Fourth 1989 - Seventh 1990 - Fifth 1991 - Sixth 1992 - Fifth 1993 - Fourth 1994 - Fourth 1995 - Fifth 1996 - Seventh 1997 - Sixth 1998 - Sixth 1999 - Sixth 2000 - Fourth 2001 - Seventh 2002 - Sixth 2003 - Eighth 2004 - Seventh 2005 - Eighth 2006 - Eighth 2007 - Eighth 2008 - Sixth 2009 - Fifth 2010 - Seventh 2011 - Seventh 2012 - Seventh 2013 - Seventh

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Best times at 8K - through 2013

RUNNER 1 Chris Kennedy 2 Chris Kennedy 3 Anthony Motta 4 Anthony Motta 5 Nathan Pugh 6 John Greene 7 Nathan Pugh 8 Spencer Whittier 9 Mark Caldwell Nathan Pugh Joseph DeLorenzo 10 Nathan Pugh Nathan Pugh 11 John Greene 12 Sterling Smith Sam Taylor 13 Ben Shassere 14 Nathan Pugh 15 Nathan Pugh 16 John Greene 17 Jarrad Read 18 John Greene Ryan Smith 19 Nathan Pugh Spencer Whittier Spencer Whittier Eric Crews.

TIME DATE 25:30 Sept. 16, 2000 26:00 Oct. 7, 2000 26:01 Sept. 16, 2000 26:04 Oct. 7, 2000 26:06 Sept. 9, 1994 26:17 Oct. 15, 2011 26:20 Oct. 28,1994 26:21 Sept. 17, 2005 26:24 Oct. 30, 1993 26:24 Sept. 23, 1995 26:24 Oct. 18, 2008 26:27 Sept. 16, 1995 26:27 Sept. 30, 1995 26:28 Oct. 8, 2011 26:31 Oct. 27, 2012 26:31 Oct. 18, 2008 26:32 Oct. 18, 2008 26:37 Oct. 8, 1994 26:38 Sept. 24, 1994 26:39 Sept. 30, 2011 26:42 Oct. 18, 2008 26:44 Oct. 29, 2011 26:44 Sept. 16, 2000 26:45 Oct. 27, 1995 26:45 Oct. 14, 2006 26:45 Oct. 15, 2005 26:45 Sept. 17, 2005

Golden Eagle Cross Country HONORS AND AWARDS All-OVC

1963 - Mike Wolfe 1964 - William Wells 1965 - Lee Byrd 1966 - Lee Byrd 1967 - Daniel Henley 1967 - Mark Shillito 1967 - Lee Byrd 1969 - Jim Pearson 1997 - Chad Messmer

Inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame Rodney Moore (1996) John Wall (2000) Eddie Scott (2007) OVC Male Athlete of the Year Rodney Moore (1978) OVC Scholar Athletes 2001 Kevin Boucher 2002 Stephen Gordon

Highest Finishes OVC Cross Country Championships 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 5th 6th 6th 6th 8th 8th 9th 10th 10th 10th

Lee Byrd Daniel Henley Robert Norris Mark Shilito William Wells Jim Pearson Lee Byrd Mark Webb Nathan Pugh Mark Caldwell Lee Byrd Dean Rector Nathan Pugh Mike Wolfe Jim Pearson

1966 1967 1962 1967 1964 1970 1965 1982 1995 1993 1967 1962 1994 1963 1969

* Indicates length of race was four (4) miles % Indicates length of race was six (6) miles + Indicates length of race was five (5) kilometers (5K) # Indicates length of race was eight (8) kilometers (8K) $ Indicates length of race was ten (10) kilometers (10K)

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* 21:24 * 19:50 * 21:46 * 20:32 * 21:07 % 30:03 * 21:40 $ 32:20 # 26:45 # 26:24 * 20:48 * 22:43 # 26:20 * 22:03 * 21:16


ALL-TIME MEN’S SUPERLATIVES/HONORS Career Best Times/Distances Golden Eagles in the OVC Championships 1985 - Eighth 1986 - Seventh 1987 - Eighth 1988 - Seventh 1989 - Fifth 1990 - Seventh 1991 - Fifth 1992 - Fourth 1993 - Fifth 1994 - Fourth 1995 - Third 1996 - Fifth 1997 - Fourth 1998 - Eighth 1999 - Seventh 2000 - Fifth 2001 - Fifth 2002 - Ninth 2003 - Eighth 2004 - Sixth 2005 - Eighth 2006 - Eighth 2007 - Sixth 2008 - Fourth 2009 - Seventh 2010 - Sixth 2011 - Ninth 2012 - Eleventh 2013 - Tenth

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-TIME BEST TIMES Best times at 5K/3.1 miles -- through 2013

RUNNER 1 Stephanie Place 2 Stephanie Place 3 Stephanie Place 4 Stephanie Place 5 Stephanie Place 6 Stephanie Place 7 Stephanie Place 8 Stephanie Place 9 Stephanie Place 10 Stephanie Place 11 Stephanie Place 12 Keri Coulthard 13 Michelle Kline  14 Keri Light 15. Stephanie Place 16 Lucy Hale 17 Michelle Kline 18 Stephanie Place Keri Coulthard 20 Lucy Hale 21 Michelle Kline 22 Emily Chaney 23 Michelle Kline 24. Emily Chaney Michelle Kline 26 Keri Light 27 Keri Light 28. Alathea Thompson 29 Stephanie Place Tiffany Palmer

TIME DATE 17:34 Oct. 18, 2008 17:42 Sept. 15, 2007 17:50 Oct. 13, 2007 17:51 Oct. 5, 2007 17:55 Sept. 6, 2008 18:00 Oct. 4, 2008 18:03 Sept. 20, 2008 18:14 Oct. 11, 2008 18:16 Nov. 1, 2008 18:21 Oct. 27, 2007 18:35 Sept. 1, 2007 18:36 Sept. 15, 2007 18:37 Oct. 28, 2000 18:38 Oct. 18, 2008 18:40 Oct. 14, 2006 18:45 Oct. 27, 2001 18:48 Oct. 7, 2000 18:49 Oct. 28, 2006 18:49 Oct. 27, 2007 18:50 Sept. 29, 2001 18:58 Oct. 27, 2001 18:59 Sept. 16, 2000 19:00 Sept. 16, 2000 19:05 Oct. 7, 2000 19:05 Sept. 29, 2001 19:08 Oct. 4, 2008 19:09 Sept. 20, 2008 19:09 Sept. 18, 2004 19:12 Sept. 2, 2006 19:12 Oct. 18, 2008

Golden Eagle Cross Country HONORS AND AWARDS All-OVC

1995 - Merrie Robin Caldwell 1996 - Dena Adams (Track) 1997 - Dena Adams 2001 - Lucy Hale 2006 - Stephanie Place 2007 - Stephanie Place 2007 - Keri Coulthard 2008 - Stephanie Place 2008 - Keri Coulthard 2009 - Tiffany Palmer Inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame Dena Adams Farley (2009) OVC Female Athlete of the Year Diane Seng (1998) Stephanie Place (2008) OVC Scholar Athletes 1992 - Julie Jones 1995 - Merrie Robin Caldwell 1996 - Dena Adams 2003 - Stephanie Ward Derryberry Award Winner Meghan O’Donoghue (2014)

Highest Finishes OVC Cross Country Championships

Stephanie Place earned all-OVC finishes in three consecutive years

1st 3rd 5th 7th 7th 7th 9th 9th 12th

Stephanie Place Stephanie Place Stephanie Place Tiffany Palmer Lucy Hale Merrie Robin Caldwell Dena Adams Keri (Coulthard) Light Keri (Coulthard) Light

2008 2007 2006 2009 2001 1995 1995 2007 2008

+18:16.70 +18:21.04 + 18:49.00 + 20:22.61 + 18:45.50 + 19:38.10 + 19:42.20 +18:49.81 + 19:24.80

* Indicates length of race was four (4) miles % Indicates length of race was six (6) miles + Indicates length of race was five (5) kilometers (5K) # Indicates length of race was eight (8) kilometers (8K) $ Indicates length of race was ten (10) kilometers (10K)

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HONORS Career AND AWARDS Best Times/Distances

President’s Award Winners Men’s Cross Country 1995 Tommy Stevens 1996 Nathan Pugh 1997 Ray Whitford 1998 Brian Pickett 1999 Stephen Gordon 2000 Stephen Gordon 2001 Stephen Gordon 2002 Stephen Gordon 2003 Stephen Gordon 2004 Colin Smith 2005 Colin Smith 2006 Spencer Whittier 2007 Eric Crews 2008 Eric Crews 2009 Joseph DeLorenzo 2010 Jarrad Read 2011 Ben Shassere 2012 John Greene 2013 Adam McLeod 2014 John Greene

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Women’s Cross Country 1995 Merrie Caldwell 1996 Merrie Caldwell 1997 Dena Adams 1998 Brooke Holman 1999 Michelle Kline 2000 Michelle Kline 2001 Michelle Kline 2002 Amy Campbell 2003 Stephanie Ward 2004 Deidra Garrett 2005 Deidra Garrett 2006 Alathea Thompson 2007 Stephanie Place 2008 Stephanie Place 2009 Stephanie Place 2010 Tiffany Palmer 2011 Beth Miller 2012 Beth Miller 2013 Beth Miller 2014 Megan O’Donoghue

Women’s Track & Field 1994 Lee WIlliams 1995 Dena Adams 1996 Dena Adams 1997 Dena Adams 1998 Jenny Adams 1999 Susan Griego 2000 Angela Towne 2001 Stephanie Ward 2002 Stephanie Ward 2003 Amy Ashe 2004 Amy Campbell 2005 Alathea Thompson 2006 Leah Watson 2007 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2008 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2009 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2010 Rachel Forbes 2011 Katherine Lynn 2012 Rebecca Forbes 2013 Katie Lowery 2014 Peri Winborne

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AND AWARDS CareerHONORS Best Times/Distances Athletic Director’s Honor Roll The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 gradepoint average or higher for the semester. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of semesters each athlete has placed on the Honor Roll through 2014 Spring semester: MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Steven Anderson (4) Kolbe Andrzejewski (8) Justin Birdwell (2) Christopher Bishop (1) Matthew Bishop (7)Andrew Bock (1) Kevin Boucher (7) Mark Brzuchalski (4) Ben Byard (3) Mark Caldwell (1) Bryan Chambers (1) Brandon Collins (1) Andrew Coombe (2) Ramsey Coutta (3) Eric Crews (8) Joe Czarneski (1) Chris Dake (1) Michael Davis (1) Shane Davis (2) Drew DeLorenzo (1) Joseph DeLorenzo (4) Rodney Dutro (1) William Enicks (6) Daniel Flatt (1) Daniel Francis (4) John Gordon (10) Stephen Gordon (8) John Greene (8) Andy Holbrook (7) Brennan Huber (2) Kevin Jacobs (5) James Johnson (1) Nathan Johnson (1) Joseph Justice (1) Bryan Kaylor (1) Brian Kennedy (1) Chris Kennedy (8) Sam Lariviere (2) Sam Linhoss (7) Nathan Livesay (3) Bill Longhurst (1) Michael Lyda (1) Joseph Mabry (1) Donnie Madgett (1) Michael Mahan (6) Palmer Maphet (1) Bill Martin (1) Adam McLeod (7) Chad Messmer (3) Jason Michalek (1) Andy Milligan (1) Bryan Mittlestat (1) James Mittlestat (1) Anthony Motta (4) Bob Newby (1)

Steve Parham (3) Matt Pennycuff (3) Chris Perry (2) Brian Pickett (2) Jarrad Read (4) Ben Shassere (5) Colin Smith (6) Ryan Smith (1) Sterling Smith (3) Nathan Snow (3) Grant Stark (1) Tommy Stevens (3) Sam Taylor (2) Ben Thompson (6) Scott Turner (1) Spencer Whittier (5) Daniel Williamson (1) Kenneth Winter (2) Andrew Wisniewski (3) Peter Woerner (5)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/ TRACK & FIELD Dena Adams (6) Jenny Adams (5) Lauren Addie (1) Laura Aitkin (1) Amy Ashe (4) Catherine Baites (8) Megan Banks (3) Charridy Barnhart (1) Nichole Barnhart (5) Michele Bentley (1) Christina Bock (2) Ashley Bolden (3) Madison Borden (6) Leah Bradley (5) Ashley Brady (4) Kelley Brennan (2) Buffy Bright (1) Courtney Brint (2) Cindy Broome (6) Brittney Brown (5) Victoria Brown (2) Karen Burchfield (2) Kendale Caldwell (7) Merrie Caldwell (8) Amy Campbell (3) Gwen Cannon (7) Amy Carmon (1) Leayn Carter (5) Rhonda Carter (2) Katie Carmichael (6) Kelly Carmichael (6)

Danielle Catlett (7) Emily Chaney (1) Claire Cashin (2) Rebecca Cline (10) Anna Connell (2) Dalis Connell (4) Kristen Cook (2) Brittany Cotto (4) Christy Cotton (6) Tammy Cottrell (1) Teresa Cowan (1) Amy Crosier (1) Mary Jo Crowell (1) Kristen Deardorff (3) Amy Dickinson (5) Yeshi Dohrmann (6) Rebeca Duarte (2) Leslie Dunford (1) Ifey Eguzo (7) Ashley Evans (8) Jessica Ezika (1) Beth Filipek (1) Karen Fiscor (1) Kathryn Forbes (5) Rachel Forbes (11) Rebecca Forbes (8) Farrah Franklin (1) Vicki Froning (1) Deidra Garrett (4) Emily Gately (1) Joana Gerold (1) Susan Griego (2) Jessica Haire (4) Lucy Hale (4) Amy Hall (2) Karen Hall (1) Molly Hammonds (2) Heather Hargis (1) Ariane Harper (1) Hailee Hayes (1) Jayne Heatherly (1) Brooke Holman (7) Margarett Holder (5) Rachel Hooks (7) Mindy Hoskins (3) Addie House (2) Elizabeth House (1) Amy Howard (3) Tera Hughes (2) Brelinda Johnson (5) Teri Johnson (1) Aseelah Jones (2) Julie Jones (5) Laura Jones (2) Traci Jones (9) Krysten Joshen (1) Christina Judon (2) Kelli Keck (2)

Erin Keyes (3) Brooklyn Kimball (6) Kristi King (4) Michelle Kline (11) Sarah Kmet (5) Courtney Koehl (1) Amanda Lane (5) Kimbel Lea (2) Keri Light (8) Landry Loving (3) Alora Lowe (1) Ashley Lowe (1) Katie Lowery (7) Katherine Lynn (7) Meagan Lyons (1) Megan Mackie (2) Jennifer Mallory (2) Dana Mason (1) Allison Mayhew 1) Ashley Mayhew (8) Courtney Mayo (2) Molly McCarthy (1) Candace McClain (3) Amelia McCoy (7) Brittany McGee (1) Melanie Mickle (5) Beth Miller (7) Chelsea Mills (1) Elizabeth Mitchell (4) Rebecca Mitchell (1) Sheila Mitchell (4) Monique Moffett (4) Juanita Navarro (1) Meghan O’Donoghue (9) Julie Overbay (1) Tiffany Palmer (8) Jamie Papi (1) Emily Parker (3) Rachel Perry (3) Morgan Phillips (2) Jenna Philpott (6) Stephanie Place (10) Becky Plaine (1) Misty Porter (1) Allison Price (2) Kelly Raine (2) Johanna Remsing (1) Sarah Rich (2) Lenita Rime (1) Kanetra Robertson (2) Christie Runyon (2) Caitlin Russell (4) Jessica Savage (1) Brooke Schliewe (1) Delena Sharp (2) Jamie Sharp (1) Maggie Silvers (5) Amanda Simmons (5)

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Sarah Smith (2) Jennifer Souder (3) Ashley Southern (3) Casey Stinson (3) Christina Stolaas (2) Jessica Studer (2) Karena Swisher (2) Elisa Tanksley (5) Morgan Taylor (3) Katie-Lynn Templeton (5) Alathea Thompson (4) Jaelyn Todd (2) Meggan Toohey (6) Angela Towne (7) Stephanie Ward (9) Richelle Wardell (4) Lauren Watson (7) Leah Watson (7) Amanda Weaver (5) Kara Webb (1) Emily Weinzetl (6) Haley Wennerstrom (6) Atlanta Westbrook (2) Ginger Wilkey (9) Emily Williams (5) Lee Williams (2) Melissa Williams (2) Missy Williams (2) Sarah Wilson (1) Peri Winborne (8) Lacy Yslas (9) Jennifer Zaffarano (8)

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Dr. Philip

OLDHAM

v University President

Freed-Hardeman, 1980

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 studentathletes 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

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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

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Career Best Times/Distances Top: President Oldham and his son, Sam, visit with Mark Wilson during a preseason scrimmage. Below: The president addresses the Golden Eagles during Football Photo Day. Right: One of Dr. Oldham’s many speaking appearances.

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 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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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION Career Best Times/Distances Mark

WILSON

v Director of Athletics

University of Maine 1991

Tennessee Tech’s Mark Wilson was named in 2013 as one of four winners of the Athletic Director of the Year Award for the Football Championship Subdivision, an honor that is selected and presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Upon his arrival at Tennessee Tech in 2004, Wilson embarked on an ambitious enhancement program to improve every facet of intercollegiate athletics at Tennessee Tech, including academic performance. In the Spring of 2014, for the 11th consecutive semester Tech’s studentathletes teamed up to top 3.0 for their combined grade point average (GPA). Golden Eagle student-athletes from 14 teams combined to post a 3.293 GPA for

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the 2014 Spring semester, the highest semester in school history. Private fundraising has enhanced facilities for TTU student-athletes, highlighted by the construction of a 25,000 square-foot Athletic Performance Center and state-of-the-art basketball offices. He initiated a new branding and standard graphic identity program for regional and national recognition of TTU athletics and under his leadership, TTU’s teams have been highly active supporting community outreach programs such as Habitat for Humanity and Mustard Seed Ranch (a local home for disadvantaged youth). Wilson’s hiring decisions have also paid off. Twenty-two Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) regular season and tournament championships have been won, along with the 2012 OVC Sportsmanship Award. The 2011 football team under Watson Brown won its first conference championship since 1975. Sytia Messer’s (TTU’s first female AfricanAmerican head coach) and Jim Davis’ women’s basketball teams have won two OVC championships in the last three seasons. The tennis team, under the direction of two-time OVC Coach of the Year Kenny Doyle, went unbeaten in OVC play while winning the regular season champion-

ship two years in a row. Wilson, 45, has served as chair of the OVC Board of Director of Athletics and represented the OVC on the NCAA Leadership Council. Wilson currently serves on the FCS ADA Executive Committee and the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and Football Issues Committee. Wilson’s first ten years as Director of Athletics at TTU have showcased his vision, energy, and enthusiasm for providing outstanding experiences for Tech’s student-athletes and fans. In addition to major improvements in Tennessee Tech’s athletics facilities, high graduation and APR rates by Golden Eagle student-athletes, and outstanding academic success, Wilson has also cultivated excellent relationships with the campus, community and alumni. In short, Wilson has facilitated growth and excellence in all areas of TTU Athletics. Following an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council, Wilson is currently serving a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and Division I Football Issues Committee, and has been active in the Ohio Valley Conference governance structure. Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past six years Tech has completed several construction and renovation projects to athletic facili-

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ties, 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 student-athlete center and an oncampus 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 student-athletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. 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). 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 hands-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 has introduced an enhanced digital video presence for athletics, including free live web streaming productions and a variety of additional video programs, interviews and features that give fans, alumni and supporters greater access to Golden Eagle teams, student-athletes, coaches and staff. This year, Tech will debut a beautiful, large new video board in Eblen Center. 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 (19) and Meaghan (14).

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ACADEMICCareer SUPPORT Best Times/Distances The success of Tennessee Tech University’s athletic teams is tied closely to the academic progress of each student-athlete, and the academic performance of each Tech student-athlete is closely monitored by the coaching staff as well as an experienced staff in Academic Services, led by Dr. Lance Jasitt. Student-athletes are the most visible component of a university, entertaining thousands of fans, students, alumni, family and friends. Their athletic abilities and achievements are a focus for national attention, as athletic events not only bring back faithful alumni, but serve as a welcome mat to the university for potential new students. Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training in an effort to be the best they can be. These hours are not required by non-athletes in the student body, and these extra demands can compete with academics for the student-athlete’s time and energy. The Tech Athletics Department works to provide help with course content (through tutors and monitored study hours) as well as with time management and study skills and any other academic support services that will allow Tech student-athletes to maximize their academic potential.

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. 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 help them progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty. A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes. In addition to his academics/student welfare roles within Athletics, he has served in compliance and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics Department since 1998.

Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 200809 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is 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 in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State 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.

The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now

Marilyn Borch-Jensen Administrative Associate

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Virginia Lewis Academic Coordinator

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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Career Best Times/Distances Ashlee

Justin

- Academics Advisor -

- Academics Advisor -

Kiser

Tennessee Tech alumna Ashlee Kiser serves as Academic Advisor for Tech’s studentathletes. 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. Ashlee and her husband, Brinn, have a two-year-old son, Ian. They also volunteer at the Mustard Seed Ranch, serving as relief house parents for the past three years.

Capital ONE / COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA 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 2014.................... Dennis Ogbe, Basketball

HILLIARD

Tennessee Tech welcomed back one of its own as former Golden Eagle football player Justin Hilliard rejoined Tech Athletics in the role of an Academic Advisor where he works with TTU student-athletes, helping them to excel in the classroom. A Pikeville, Tenn. native, Hilliard spent five seasons on the Golden Eagle football team including a redshirt freshman season. An All-OVC Selection in his senior season, he wrapped a solid career with 117 total tackles, 22.5 tackles-for-loss, two blocked kicks, and one and half sacks in 43 career games. He took advantage of his time in the classroom as well, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resource Management in May 2010. While at Tech, Hilliard was involved not only with the football team, but also with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the prestigious Who’s Who Among Students honors program. He also served as an Academic Mentor, tutoring other students in math and business courses. Justin and his wife, Staci, will welcome their first child in October, a son to be named Jaxon. He has also joined the National Guard and will begin spending time training next summer.

CAPital one / cOSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA DISTRICT IV 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 2004...............................Brett Vavra, Football 2004..........................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005.................................Eric Anderson, Golf 2005.........................Michelle Brigano, Soccer

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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............................Corey Watson, Football 2011....................... James Normand, Football 2011.........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2012...........................Molly Heady, Basketball 2012...........................Stephen Bush, Football 2013.........................Dennis Ogbe, Basketball 2013............................ Beth Miller, CC & Track 2013.................Adam McLeod, Cross Country 2014.........................Dennis Ogbe, Basketball Total honors since 1985.............. 113

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SPORTS MEDICINE Career Best Times/Distances Responsible for providing medical coverage, recognition and treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation for all 14 intercollegiate teams and more than 300 student-athletes, Tennessee Tech’s Sports Medicine department provides some of the most complete and advanced care available.

Joe

ERDELJAC

University OF WEST Virginia, 1988

v Director of Sports Medicine

Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Overall, he is currently in his 13th year at Tech. Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac, 49, began his career in 1988 while an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree in 1989. From there, he accepted his first full-time position as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University in Philadelphia,

a post he held until being hired for a similar assignment at Tech under former Head Athletic Trainer David Green. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter, a position he held until accepting the top post in Tech’s Sports Medicine Department. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA), and Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). He was reappointed by the governor to the Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers through 2014. Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, 5.

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

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Mike Brown

Chuck Cushman

Mike Brown After spending two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Sports Medicine staff, Mike Brown stepped into a new role in 2014, taking a full-time position as an assistant athletic trainer, working primarily with the Golden Eagle football team. A native of Kissimmee, Fla., Brown is a 2012 graduate of Florida Southern College with a bachelor’s of science in athletic training. In May 2014, he completed his master’s of arts in EXPW/fitness and wellness from Tennessee Tech. While at Florida Southern College, he worked with all sports while earning his degree as well as filled hours working in the training room. Brown also spent the fall of 2011 as an intern with the University of Tennessee football team and the spring of 2011 working as an intern with the Detroit Tigers. Brown resides in Cookeville with his fiancée, Michaela Hawley. Chuck Cushman Chuck, 27, is in his second year as a full-time assistant athletic trainer on Joe Erdeljac’s Sports Medicine staff at Tennessee Tech. He previously served for two years as a graduate assistant. A native of Marshall, Ill., Cushman worked as an undergrad trainer at Southern Illinois where he tended to several teams including the football, baseball and track and field teams. He worked under SIU trainers Ed Thompson, Lee Land and Kristin Trotter, earning his degree in exercise science, with a focus on athletic training in 2010. Cushman earned his graduate degree in exercise science and health and wellness from Tennessee Tech in 2013. Adam Graham Adam joined the Sports Medicine staff in 2011 as assistant athletic trainer and has worked primarily with the Golden Eagle volleyball, soccer and baseball teams. A graduate of Western Carolina with a master’s degree from West Virginia, Graham is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., and a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. As a student athletic trainer, he worked with

Adam Graham

Randi Kaplan

the Catamount football and women’s basketball teams. During his time as an undergraduate, he also spent one summer in an internship position with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization, working with the Bradenton Pirates in the Gulf Coast League. He also served in volunteer positions at the North Carolina State High School cross country and wrestling championships, and the Kentucky Bluegrass Games. After graduation, he spent one year in an internship position at Georgia Tech where he worked primarily with the Yellowjacket football team. His coverage also included working with the cross country and track teams and the cheerleading squad. During 2010-11, Graham worked toward his master’s degree and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia University. He holds membership in several regional associations, and is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Randi Kaplan Building her professional resume with positions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Newberry College and Niagara University, Randi Kaplan joined the Tennessee Tech Sports Medicine staff in January 2012 in the role of Assistant Athletic Trainer. She works with women’s basketball and other sports as assigned. A native of Woodridge. N.Y., Kaplan received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany in 2004 and went to graduate school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She received a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree in exercise science at Buffalo, and graduated with honors in June 2007. As an undergraduate at SUNY Albany, she supported the head athletic trainer in providing medical coverage for the football, lacrosse, men’s and women’s basketball and track & field teams. She was also a volunteer student athletic trainer at two Empire State Games. In January 2007, she was selected as an athletic training intern at Niagara University. For the next three years, Randi was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Newberry College and

Dan Redmond

spent an extended period of time serving as the acting Head Athletic Trainer. In October 2010, she was selected as Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of MarylandEastern Shore, a position she held until joining the Golden Eagle Sports Medicine staff. Professionally, she is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) in addition to the College Athletic Trainer’s Society, the Maryland Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer’s Association. Dan Redmond After 27 years as an athletic trainer in professional sports, both baseball and hockey, Dan moved to the college athletics ranks when he accepted a position as assistant athletic trainer for the Golden Eagles. Redmond, 53, came to Tech in 2013 and works with the men’s basketball team along with other Tech sports as needed. Originally from Chippewa Falls, Wis., he graduated in 1986 from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in physical education and minors in athletic training and coaching. He worked as a student athletic trainer while an undergraduate at Eau Claire. He attended graduate school at Temple University, then returned to the field of athletic training where he began with a three-year stint in the Cleveland Indians organization, working with the Indians’ Class A and AA affiliates. Remaining in minor league sports, Redmond spent nine years as the athletic trainer for the Washington Capitals’ affiliate in the American Hockey League. From there, he moved up to the NHL and served as the head athletic trainer for the Nashville Predators, a role he filled for 15 years. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). Dan and his wife, the former Barbara Wolff, were married in 1994 and have two children, Danielle, 14, and Sean, 9.

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SPORTS MEDICINE Career Best Times/Distances 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 Tennes-

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 Ohio State University in 1968, he was Summa Cum Laude in 1972 from the OSU medical school. He is Board Certified both in orthopedic surgery and in emergency medicine, and among his published works and lectures have been numerous items relating to athletic injuries and sports medicine.

Medical Support Staff

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

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Dr. Garrett Shepherd Team Optometrist

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes TTU/CRMC Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Therapy Center is located inside the east side of Tucker Stadium on the TTU campus. The center specializes in athletic and orthopedic injuries and creates a convenient way for students, faculty and staff to attend physical therapy without leaving campus. The center is operated by a community partnership between Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech, and is also open to members of the community. Dr. Mario Cruz joined the Tennessee Tech Sports Medicine program in the spring of 2013. His duties include the provision of rehabilitation services to all student-athletes, as well as assisting the sports medicine staff. A Colombian native, Dr. Cruz specializes in the treatment of nonoperative and post-operative musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and sports medicine pathologies. He graduated with honors from Georgia Southern University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Athletic Training. While at GSU, he worked with several athletic teams as a student trainer, including football, men’s soccer, baseball, women’s track and field, and men’s and women’s basketball. He was also the recipient of the Jerry Rhea Sports Medicine Scholarship Award, as well as the Georgia Athletic Trainer’s Association Undergraduate Student Scholarship Award. Following his graduation from GSU, he attended the Medical College of Georgia (now called Georgia Regents University), where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. While at MCG, he worked as an athletic trainer for Augusta State University, assisting with the medical care of student-athletes. After finishing his training in rehabilitation sciences, Dr. Cruz gained experience working for private clinics providing both physical rehabilitation and athletic training services for a wide range of patients including high school, college, semi-professional, and professional athletes. In 2013, he became a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Rehabilitation/Medicine.

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE Career Best Times/Distances

Emphasizing Player Development Our mission is to provide Tennessee Tech University student-athletes with the best possible training environment to excel and achieve competitive success. Athletes will train consistently in an environment where they will develop a positive attitude, individual character and integrity, work ethic, mental toughness, and team camaraderie and accountability. As a strength and conditioning staff we will train the Tennessee Tech University student-athletes competitively, sensibly and systematically over designated periods of time in a safe, clean and professional environment.

Casey

KRAMER

Northwestern Oklahoma State, 2005

v Director of Athletic Performance / Head Strength and Conditioning Coach With coaching experience at Washington State, Boston College and Auburn, plus a couple of years training Special Forces Soldiers in the U.S. Army, Casey Kramer was named in December 2013 as the head strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee Tech University. Kramer, 31, served two years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Washington State University, where his emphasis was with the Cougar football program. Kramer said his primary goal for the program will be assisting student-athletes. He has been a key member of the staff in working with the WSU sports medicine staff, providing a link between injury rehabilitation and performance, as well as planning and developing strength training and conditioning workouts for short- and long-term injured athletes. Prior to WSU, Kramer served as a military tactical strength and conditioning specialist for the U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colo., a civilian position that developed strength and condition training programs for elite Special Forces Soldiers. He created multi-faceted programs that were effective regardless of location and could be performed year-round, in addition to scheduling individual training sessions around military tactical training schedules. Due to deployments, his physical training programs were also

utilized in a wide variety of locations and with a wide variety of available equipment. As part of the position at Fort Carson, Kramer took part in military training exercises to properly develop needs analysis, and briefed top U.S. Military officials on the importance of performance training. The programs he designed and developed were utilized by Soldiers attending Special Forces Assessment and Selection, as well as CAG Selection and Ranger School. He also spent two years as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Boston College, from 2008 to 2010, where he worked closely with the football program. That position followed two years as graduate assistant strength coach at Auburn, where he worked with football, softball, women’s basketball, baseball, women’s soccer, and women’s gymnastics. His first position in the field was as a student intern strength and conditioning coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 2005 in health and physical education. He spent one season as the head strength and conditioning coach at Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College, where he also served as tight ends coach for the football team. Kramer is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Association of Tactical Strength and Conditioning Instructors. He is Strength and Condition Coach Certified, and also certified in First Aid and CPR0, and Modern Army Combatives (MAC-P) Level 1.

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ATHLETICCareer PERFORMANCE Best Times/Distances Matt

HEWETT

University of Tennessee - Martin, 2010

v Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Following two years as a graduate assistant in the Tennessee Tech Athletic Performance Center, Matt Hewett has been elevated to the position of student support associate. The position places Hewett as the assistant strength and conditioning coach, where he reports to Casey Kramer, Director of Athletic Performance, and is responsible for coaching, teaching, motivating and supervising the workouts of Golden Eagle student-athletes. Hewett trains the baseball and tennis teams as well as assists with the conditioning of Tech’s football student-athletes. During the past two seasons, Hewett assisted in the strength training and conditioning workouts for TTU football under the direction of Kramer and former Director of Athletic Performance Chip Pugh. He also designed and administered strength training and conditioning workouts for both the baseball and volleyball teams. A Dresden, Tenn., native, Hewett is a level 1 certified USA W Sport Performance Coach, a CrossFit level 1 trainer, and has strength and conditioning specialist certification pending. Prior to earning his masters in exercise science, physical education and wellness at Tennessee Tech, Hewett attended UT Martin and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise Science and Wellness. Hewett will draw on his experiences as a volunteer coach for Dresden High School. Hewett also played runningback for the Skyhawks and served as the football strength and conditioning intern. After graduation, Hewett became a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Tennessee from January to June, 2012. Hewett, 26, currently resides in Cookeville. He was married to the former Brooke Mussard of Cookeville on Aug. 9, 2014.

Assistant Strength Coaches Jenna Bekker, a graduate of Washington State University and native of Pretoria, South Africa, has joined the Athletic Performance staff at Tennessee Tech University, serving as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant. Bekker comes to Tech after spending last year as a Strength and Conditioning Coaching Assistant at her alma mater, where she worked with cheerleading, baseball, and track and field. Bekker serves as the strength and condiJenna Bekker tioning coach for softball, and also assists with football and volleyball. Throughout her time at Washington State, Bekker was a Strength and Conditioning volunteer, where she worked with men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, women’s rowing, track and field, and cheerleading. Bekker was on the women’s swimming team at WSU from 2009-13, serving as team captain for two of her four years with the program. Throughout Bekker’s time with the Cougars, she was named three times to the athletics all-academic team, and was once named to the Pac-12 all-academic team. The 2013 graduate was also a two-time South African Olympic Trials competitor.

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Former Tennessee Tech student-athlete Katie Lowery Tallant (track and field) has joined the Athletic Performance Center staff in the role of graduate assistant. Tallant work directly with women’s basketball, women’s track and field, and both golf teams. An Andersonville, Tenn. native, Tallant holds the TTU pole vault record at 10-feet, 8 inches. She hit that mark at the Battle on the Cumberland meet, hosted by Katie Tallant Austin Peay on April 23, 2013. On July 27, 2013, she married TTU football defensive back, Austin Tallant. Tallant graduated from Tech in May 2013 with a bachelors of science in fitness and wellness., and is currently working on her masters of education to become an elementary and middle school physical education teacher while obtaining her teacher's license.

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Career Best Times/Distances Training Philosophy In general, all sports involve multi-joint, multi-directional movements that are often done at high speeds and in a reactionary environment. Athletes must be trained to develop a wide variety of skills that are sport specific and will enhance the possibility of competive success.

Strength Training and Conditioning Programs will be designed based on the following: * Proper Technique - technique produces results and lessens the risk of injury *Training Tempo - train at a pace that your opponent in unwilling to match *Strength Development a) Train to be fast and explosive b) The ability to produce force, time and time again c) Development of large muscle groups *Development of Sport-Related Skills - train for the demands of the sport *Injury Prevention and Reduction *Development of the Total Athlete - Proprioception, coordination, balance and flexibility *Training Variety - use a wide variety of stimuli to produce results *Year-Round Periodization - constantly work to raise the standard *Agility - train and develop the ability to change direction efficiently *Speed Development - focus on acceleration, proper mechanics and efficiency *General Conditioning - we will benefit from being in great shape *Educating Each Athlete - work to create “students of training” *Build Character - instill discipline, moral values, pride, confidence and work ethic *Leadership and Team Building *Continuing Research - In order to provide the most competitive and successful workouts for our athletes.

Program overview Strength Training - typically occurs inside the weight room with the goal of gaining strenth in a wide variety of areas, with a wide variety of methods. Goals: *Develop Competitive Athletes *Train Fast and Explosive - utilize Olympic lifts and all variations *Train and Develop Athletic Musculature - hips, legs and core *Focus on Stabilizing and/or Mobilizing the Joints *Pursue Positive Body Composition - lean mass gains Conditioning - typically takes place outside of the weight room with the overall goal of increasing and enhancing athletic movement capabilities. Goals: *Train and Develop Sport Related Movement Skills *Train Fast and Explosive - first step, sport speed *Teach and Master Spring and Change of Direction Mechanics *Be in Great Shape - year round *Compete Every Day

Each training cycle is periodized and specifically planned to meet the goals and demands of each sport, as well as the overall goals for each particular cycle. All programming is designed to produce repetitive year-to-year athletic improvement and competitive success. Athletic improvement and physical preparation means constantly moving forward, getting better every day and improving upon athletic skills and physical tools.

Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning program features:

u Year-round strength and conditioning programming u State of the art Athletic Performance Center, fully equipped by Legend Fitness u Sports nutrition and Muscle Milk supplements u Coaches and staff dedicated to the athletic success of TTU Athletics

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TENNESSEE TECH ATHLETICS Career Best Times/Distances

Tech’s Athletic Performance Center: Building a Better Athlete In the Spring of 2011, 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 one of the finest such facilities in the Ohio Valley Conference, the APC features 10,000 squarefeet for the strength & conditioning room and 10,000 square-feet 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 athletics 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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TTU SPORTS HALL FAME Career BestOF Times/Distances 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 1980 Inductees Albert Jobe (1927-30)--Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track Jim Ragland (1960-63)--Football Marshall (Stick) Taylor (1953-56)--Football, Basketball David C. Williamson (1927-33)--Football, Basketball Larry Schreiber (1966-69)--Football 1981 Inductees Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics 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

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 1991 Inductees Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football 1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Volleyball 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 (1940-1998)--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

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1998 Inductees Juan Escudero (1986-88)--Tennis Bruce Harris (1955-57)--Basketball Bob Joye (1967-80)--Football Derek Lane (1984-87)--Baseball 1999 Inductees Jim Cornelius (1985-88)--Golf Johnny Donnelly (1989-98)--Supporter Melinda Clayton Hatfield (1986-90)--Basketball Elaine Proffitt Keagle (1978-82)--Rifle 2000 Inductees Bill Branch (1949-52)--Football, Baseball C. Stephen Lynn (1966-69)--Tennis Melanie Marshall (1986-89)--Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Golf John D. Wall (1950-53)--Track Lana Ward (1987-90)--Rifle 2001 Inductees Matt Bulow (1987-90)--Tennis, Paralympics Angela Moorehead (1988-91)-- Basketball Matt Stark (1977-80)--Rifle 2002 Inductees John Fitzpatrick (1969-72)--Football Todd Kemp (1985-88)--Baseball Roschelle Vaughn (1990-92)--Basketball 2003 Inductees Becky Murray Isom (1982-85)--Volleyball Stephen Kite, Sr. (1982-86)--Basketball Steve Moore(1968-83)--Athletics Trainer Raymond Slonena, Sr. (1980-84)--Rifle Barry Wilmore (1982-85)--Football 2004 Inductees Anthony Avery (1986-90)--Basketball Beth Keylon (1992-94)--Softball Andrea Roark (1990-93)--Softball Delores Wheatley (1969-2004)--Academics 2005 Inductees Leonard “Sonny” Allen (1951-54)--Football Scott Baerns (1985-88)--Baseball David Mays (1974-98)--Baseball Coach 2006 Inductees Shawn Monday Smith (1986-90)--Basketball Cecilia Ramsey Fisher (1988-91)--Basketball Angelo Volpe (1987-2000)--President Melanie Gray Walker (1991-95--Golf Bill Worrell (1981-2006)--Basketball Coach 2007 Inductees Dr. Thurston Banks (1973-2006)--Administrator Stacy Hughes Britt (19866-89)--Softball Dr. David Larimore (1976-2006)--Administrator Eddie Scott (1951-54)--Football, Track Ryan Weeks (1986-89)--Football 2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-2007)--Supporter Rachel Melchiorre (1994-97)--Volleyball Tom Pack (1996-99)--Golf 2009 Inductees Dena Adams Fairley (1995-98)--Cross Country, Track Jim Bishop (1967-71)--Football, Baseball John Moorhead (1955-59)--Football, Track Tony Stone (1955-59/67-73)--Football/Coach Branon Vaughn (1995-99)--Football 2010 Inductees Steve Hawkins (1984-87)--Baseball Diane Seng Haynes (1996-2000)--Basketball, Volleyball, Track Brandy Henry Kleeman (1999-2000)--Softball Gene Palmer (1956-60)--Cross Country, Track

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2011 Inductees Ralph Broyles (1959-60), Football Chad Evitts (1997-2000), Football Angie Duncan Hyche (1983-87), Volleyball James “Redbone” McMillan (1958-61), Football Esra Bayburt Roan (1994-98), Tennis 2012 Inductees Ralph Broyles (1959-60), Football Chad Evitts (1997-2000), Football Angie Duncan Hyche (1983-87), Volleyball James “Redbone” McMillan (1958-61), Football Esra Bayburt Roan (1994-98), Tennis 2013 Inductees Kylie Crouch (1997-01), Golf Stephanie Dallmann (2000-03), Softball Wes Gallagher (1996-99), Football Lupita Hernandez (2000-03), Tennis Damien Kinloch (2001-03), Basketball 2014 Inductees Casey Benjamin (2001-03), Baseball Stephanie Busch Warren (1997-00), Volleyball Howard Cochran (1969-72), Football Aaron Hupman (1971-73), Rifle LeeAnn Mongar Shurette (2000-03), Softball

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. 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 Watson Brown.......................................2006OVC Hall of Fame Dr. Thurston Banks........................1974-2006 Bob Bell........................................1976-2012 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...............................1967-2008 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


AND AWARDS CareerHONORS Best Times/Distances

Meghan O’Donoghue

Dennis Ogbe

Ellie Iaciafano

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) 2013 - Kellie Cook (Basketball) 2014 - Meghan O’Donoghue (Track/CC)

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) 2013 - Tristan Archer (Baseball) 2014 - Dennis Ogbe (Basketball)

Staff HonoredStaff AnHonored An 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, 2013 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, 2013 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

Daniel Miles

Brandon Thomasson

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) 2013 - Diamond Henderson (Basketball) 2014 - Ellie Iaciafano (Soccer/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) 2013 - Syrym Abdukhalikov (Tennis) 2014 - Daniel Miles (Baseball) and Brandon Thomasson (Baseball)

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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ATHLETICS STAFF ADMINISTRATION Career BestAND Times/Distances ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

HEAD COACHES

Wayne Angel Cross Country/Track

Matt Bragga Baseball

Polk Brown Men’s/Women’s Golf

Watson Brown Bonnie Bynum Jim Davis Football Softball Women’s Basketball

Mark Wilson Tennessee Tech University Director of Athletics

Kenny Doyle Men’s Tennis

Casey Kramer Performance

Steve Payne Men’s Basketball

Steve Springthopre Dave Zelenock Soccer Volleyball

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

TICKET OFFICE

COMPLIANCE

Leveda Dexter Corporate Sales & Marketing

Sandy Zimmerman

Kim Meredith

Jenna Bekker

Katie Tallant

Matt Hewett

ACADEMICS & STUDENT WELFARE

Jenna Philpott

EQUIPMENT Frank Harrell Associate Athletics Director

Marilyn Borch-Jensen

Justin Hilliard

Ashlee Kiser

Joe Erdeljac Director of Sports Medicine

Virginia Lewis

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

John Albertson

SPORTS INFORMATION / GOLDEN EAGLE SPORTS NETWORK Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Mandy Faculty Athletics Assistant A.D. Thatcher Representative Sports Information Compliance & Special Events

Tom Hollander

Marc Graham

FACILITIES AND EVENTS

Matt Dexter

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Cody Sircy

Mike Lehman

Dylan Vazzano

ADMINISTRATIVE

DEVELOPMENT

Patrena Hicks

Cory McDonald

Jocelyn VerVelde

MARKETING & SALES

Jesse Bunch

Allison Boshears

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Zach Ledbetter

ASSISTANT TO THE A.D.

Kim Nash


OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Career Best Times/Distances

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. Now in its 66th 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 gave 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. Subsequently, the league has shown its stability over the past decade, seeing only one member institution depart over the past 13 years. 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 six females to be the head of a Division I conference, and one of just nine 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 provide educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. Through the past 65 years, 15 teams have won or shared the league’s football title. The list is led by Eastern Kentucky, winner of 21 outright or shared football crowns (including sharing the 2011 championship). Former member Middle Tennessee is next with 11 titles, followed by Tennessee Tech with 10. The first Division I-AA/FCS football playoff was held in 1978 with only four teams, which is the only year through present day that the OVC did not field a playoff representative. In the late 1970s, women’s athletics began somewhat of a rebirth on the national scene as the NCAA began sponsoring and marketing women’s sports. Recognizing the need to provide increased opportunities for female athletes, the OVC established women’s championships in the sports of basketball, tennis and track in 1977, with cross country and volley-

ball added over the next four years. Those sports were initially governed by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), but the overall strength of women’s programs in the league was demonstrated by the automatic bids the OVC instantly received when the NCAA became the governing body in 1982. The playing field is not the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic Achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. Since the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) Academic All-America program began, the Ohio Valley Conference has had 215 student-athletes honored with the award, including 36 over the last three years. Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership

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

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MEDIA RELATIONS Career Best Times/Distances Rob

SCHABERT

St. Cloud State, 1977

v Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Information and Broadcasting Now in his 32nd 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 32 of his 37 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, 58, 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, New Mexico, Minnesota State (Mankato) and Florida Atlantic. 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 Coordinators Mike Lehman, 25, is in his third year on

the Tech Sports Information staff. 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 men’s basketball and baseball teams, as well as men’s and women’s golf, and secondary contact for football. 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. Lehman is also the primary statistician for all Golden Eagle teams. 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.

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Jocelyn VerVelde, a graduate of Central

Michigan University and native of Oostburg, Wis., joined the Sports Information staff in 2013 and is in her second season on the Golden Eagle SID staff. VerVelde, 24, majored in sports studies at CMU and minored in journalism. She is the primary contact for the volleyball, women’s basketball, tennis and track & field teams, and will work with all 14 Golden Eagle programs. She serves as the primary contact for all of Tech’s social media efforts, and provides daily updates on TTUsports.com, contributes to “unlimited” magazine, and provides photography and graphic design support. A 2008 graduate of Sheboygan (Wis.) County Christian High School where she was a standout player in volleyball, basketball and soccer, she spent two years at North Dakota State University and was a member of the volleyball team. She transfered to Central Michigan where she played her final three seasons for the Chippewas, with current Golden Eagle volleyball head coach Dave Zelenock as one of the assistant coaches. During her final year at CMU, she worked as a student assistant in the sports information office, and was the primary contact for the men’s and women’s track & field teams.

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Career Best Times/Distances Sports Information Coordinators / Video Coordinators Dylan Vazzano, a graduate of Syracuse

University and native of Los Angeles, joined the Sports Information staff at Tennessee Tech University in mid-August, 2013, as a Sports Information Coordinator and enters his second season on the staff. Vazzano, 25, is the primary contact for soccer and softball, and broadcasts the audio portion of all webstreams on the Golden Eagle Sports Network, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball games which also air on the OVC Digital Network. He is also the sidelines reporter during football broadcasts on the Golden Eagle Sports Network, and provided play-by-play for selected basketball games. Vazzano came to Tech after spending two years as Sports Information Director and lead play-by-play broadcaster at Menlo College, an NAIA school in the San Francisco Bay Area. While at Menlo, Vazzano controlled all communications and media relations aspects for the department’s 14 sports, As a broadcaster, he provided play-by-play for football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball, men’s wrestling, and served as the “voice” of eight different regional and national tournaments. In addition to his Tech duties, he has also spent the past five years providing radio play-by-play and commentary for the Hyannis Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and was selected to broadcast the league’s annual All-Star game each of the past two years on NPR.

Marc Graham 22, joined the Tennessee

Tech Athletics staff in the role of Video Coordinator , and handles all video operations for the Golden Eagle Sports Network and Tech’s productions for the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network. He also serves as director for The Watson Brown Show, all live webstreams of Tech athletics events, and helps with the new video board in Eblen Center. He earned his degree from the University of Cincinnati, and spent the past summer as Assistant Editor and Post Production Coordinator on the feature film Bad Blood in Los Angeles. While at the University of Cincinnati, Graham spent two years with the Bearcats TV office and held several responsibilities, varying from directing live web streams, producing program series, and editing special features. Graham also was an assistant on The Sammi Cronin Show. He spent the past two years directing, producing, and editing two documentaries and one short film. Graham’s first drama director’s debut was titled Solace, a story about a young man’s struggles with his brother’s substance addiction and his own deteriorating state. The film was premiered in Corbett Theatre at the University of Cincinnati. Graham graduated in 2014, earning a degree in electronic media with a minor in marketing.

Tom Hollander, 25, is in his first season as

a member of the Tennessee Tech Athletics staff, filling the role of Video Coordinator within the Sports Information Office. He works with all video operations for the Golden Eagle Sports Network and Tech’s productions for the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network, including technical director of The Watson Brown Show. He works in a variety of roles on all live webstreams of Tech athletics events, and is the primary producer of the new video board in Eblen Center. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Hollander is a graduate of Kent State University. Prior to taking his post at Tech, he completed an internship with the Cleveland Browns where he was hands-on with most aspects of the Browns’ live productions, both in-stadium and from the team’s training complex. Hollander began in video production early in his high school career, where he became a motivated trailblazer, helping to create production programs with his instructors.

Andrew Neff , 24, is a 2011 graduate of Tennessee Tech who has spent the past five seasons as Video Coordinator for the Golden Eagle football team and six years as filmer for coach Watson Brown’s squad. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in December of 2011 in sociology, Neff transfered his knowledge to a new position as an Athletics Department Coordinator to work with sports technology. His duties include working with the department’s video software, webstreaming, and a variety of other technologybased areas. A product of nearby Livingston, he ranked second in his graduating class and was named Salutatorian of the Livingston Academy Class of 2007. His experience in team video and film began with two seasons at Livingston, including the 2005 season in which the Wildcats captured the TSSAA state title. He also played three seasons on the LA baseball team and won numerous team awards. Andrew was home-schooled throughout his earlier academic career up until his sophomore year, when he first enrolled at Livingston Academy. In his three years at the school, he was a member of both the Beta Club and the National Honor Society. Neff’s position as Sports Technology Coordinator is a constantly evolving role as the TTU Athletics Department works to keep pace with the fast-changing business of technology being used in college athletics.

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TENNESSEE TECH Career BestUNIVERSITY Times/Distances 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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The official 2014 digital guide of the Tennessee Tech women's and men's cross country teams

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