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Welcome to Golden Eagle Golf 2011 - 12 Schedules 2012 Men’s Golf Spring Schedule

March 5-6 at Samford Intercollegiate Birmingham, Ala. Hoover Country Club March 12-13 at Grover Page Classic Jackson, Tenn. Jackson Country Club March 26-27 at North Alabama Spring Classic Muscle Shoals, Ala. Fighting Joe Golf Course April 9-10 at Grub Mart Invitational Glencoe, Ala. Silver Lakes Country Club April 16-17 at TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate Old Hickory, Tenn. Hermitage Golf Course April 26-28 at OVC Championships Dickson, Tenn. Greystone Golf Club

2011 Men’s Golf Fall Results

Sept. 12-13 Oct. 3-4 Oct 10-11 Oct. 17-18 Oct. 31-Nov.1

at Wasioto Winds Fall Invitational at Murray State Invitational at Skyhawk Classic at F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate at Hummingbird Invitational

9th/12 8th/14 4th/14 9th/16 10th/17

President’s Award

2012 Women’s Golf Spring Schedule

March 19-20 at 2012 Pinehurst Challenge Pinehurst, N.C. Pinehurst Resort No. 6 March 25-26 at Low Country Intercollegiate Hilton Head Isle, S.C. Moss Creek Golf Club April 2-3 at Belmont Invitational Old Hickory, Tenn. Old Hickory Country Club April 9-10 at Samford Intercollegiate Oneonta, Ala. Limestone Springs Golf Club April 22-24 at OVC Championships Dickson, Tenn. Greystone Golf Club

2011 Women’s Golf Fall Results

Sept. 4-6 Sept. 12-13 Sept. 19-20 Oct. 10-11

at Chris Banister Golf Classic at Drake Creek Invitational at Great Smokies Invitational at F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

6th/8 6th/10 20th/23 7th/10

Inside The Guide

Originated in 1994, the President’s Award is the highest honor a Tennessee Tech student-athlete can receive within his/her sport. One member of each of Tech’s intercollegiate teams is selected as the representative of that team - someone who best combines academic achievement with athletic accomplishment. Check other media guides for a list of President’s Award winners in those sports. The golf winners have been: YEAR......MEN’S TEAM........WOMEN’S TEAM 1994..........Greg Wyatt...............Lisa Phipps 1995..........Chad Foster.............Lisa Phipps 1996..........Wade Morrell..........Amy Waters 1997..........Wade Morrell..........Ashley Beal 1998..........Shane Sewell...........Cindy Copeland 1999..........Shane Sewell...........Kylie Crouch 2000..........Shane Sewell...........Cindy Copeland 2001..........Kyle Young...............Kylie Crouch 2002..........Kyle Young...............Sarah Thomas 2003..........Ryan Greer...............Sarah Thomas 2004..........Ryan Greer...............Sarah Thomas 2005..........Jonathan Cox..........Beth Underhill 2006..........Scott Stallings.........Beth Underhill 2007..........Scott Stallings.........Kayla Garrison 2008..........Barrett Steakley......Ashley Spangler 2009..........Greyson Painter.....Megan Bradford 2010..........Josh Simer................Diana Carson 2011..........Tyler Cassetty..........Carley Rhyne

2011-12 Schedules....................................1 President’s Award Winners.....................1 About the Golden Eagles/Men 2011-12 Team Photo / Roster................2 Golden Eagle Coaching Staff................3 Golden Eagle Profiles...........................4-9 All-Time Participants.......................10-11 Annual Award Winners......................... 11 Tournament Championships............. 12 Tournament Medalists.......................... 13 All-Tournament Honors..................14-15 About the Golden Eagles/Women 2011-12 Team Photo/ Roster.............. 17 Golden Eagle Coaching Staff.......18-19 Golden Eagle Profiles......................20-25

All-Time Participants.......................26-27 Annual Award Winners......................... 27 All-Tournament Honors..................28-29 Tournament Championships............. 30 Tournament Medalists.......................... 31 About the University Athletics Administration...................... 32 Athletics Staff/Support......................... 33 Academic Support...........................34-35 Strength & Conditioning...............36-37 Sports Medicine................................38-39 TTU Sports Hall of Fame....................... 40 Athletic Honors and Awards............... 41 Media Relations/Following Tech....... 42 Schedules.................................................. 43 Athletics Mission Statement............... 44

Quick Facts Tyler Cassetty

Carley Rhyne

Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 11,768 Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Ohio Valley President: Dr. Robert Bell Faculty Representative: Dr. Jeff Roberts Director of Athletics: Mark Wilson Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Assistant A.D for Sports Information: Rob Schabert Affiliation: NCAA Division I Men’s Head Coach: Polk Brown (Tennessee Tech, 2006) Women’s Head Coach: Polk Brown (Tennessee Tech, 2006) Assistant Coach: Maegan Smith (Tennessee Tech, 2008)

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Golden Eagle Coaching Staff

Head Coach Polk Brown

First season

Top 5 finisher in 2006 OVC Tournament Four-time all-tournament selection

Former Golden Eagle player Polk Brown was named July 21, 2011, as the head women’s and men’s golf coach at Tennessee Tech University. Brown takes over the reins from women’s coach Brandy Stout and men’s coach Craig King. Both Stout and King were serving in part-time roles, while Brown will be a full-time coach for the two teams. “This is an exciting development for our women’s and men’s golf teams, and one that we feel will really benefit our studentathletes,” said TTU Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. “Polk Brown is an outstanding young man with tremendous enthusiasm, a passion for the game of golf, and a strong desire to help our student-athletes achieve success. “This change is not a reflection on our previous coaches in any way,” Wilson added. “The past few years we went with coaches who had other full-time positions and coached our teams part-time. This new direction is simply an opportunity for us to go with a full-time coach. We wanted to go with someone who could spend more ‘face’ time with our players, more time on the golf course in practices, and could also develop a recruiting plan for the future to make sure that we recruit the most outstanding student-athletes for the golf teams.”

Tennessee Tech,” Brown said. “It’s a dream come true. The coaches before me, especially Bobby, left a huge legacy for me to try to fulfill, especially in the high principles he held. I remember going to school in August, 2001 and now it’s exactly 10 years later I’m coming back as head coach. It’s such an honor.” Brown said helping the current and future Golden Eagle players achieve success in life will be his highest priority. “I just want to represent Tennessee Tech in the best way possible. I am thrilled to be coming back, and I want to work with these young men and women and help them achieve all they can,” Brown said. “I want them to graduate from Tennessee Tech, and I want to help prepare them to be successful for the rest of their lives. I want them to strive for OVC championships, and

Brown received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Tech in 2006, and will complete his coursework in August to add his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. He spent his first year after graduation as an Apprentice at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, then returned to school in 2009 to begin working toward his master’s. He has also worked the past two years at Oak Ridge Country Club teaching and hosting junior clinics. “I am absolutely honored to have the opportunity to represent 2

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Golden Eagle Coaching Staff to become the very best person they can. And, when they look back they can say it was the best time they’ve ever had. I look forward to the challenge and I just can’t wait to get started.” Brown was a four-year letterman under coach Bobby Nichols, playing for the Golden Eagles from 2001 to 2006, with a redshirt season in 2002-03. As a player, he earned all-tournament honors four times during his career, including the Mercer Invitational as a freshman and both the EKU Spring Invitational and Austin Peay Invitational as a senior. A team captain in his final year, he finished fifth at the 2006 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament to claim his fourth all-tournament honor. In 2001-02 he won the Most Improved Player Award and the Impact Award, and in 2005-06 he received the team’s Most Dedicated Player Award.

Assistant Coach Maegan Smith First season

Top 5 finisher in 2006 OVC Tournament Four-time all-tournament selection

Maegan Smith joined the Tennessee Tech golf coaching staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2012 spring season. She will provide support to head coach Polk Brown and work with both the women’s and men’s players in 2011-12. A five-year member of the Golden Eagle women’s golf team, Smith played four seasons following a redshirt year in 200405 as a true freshman. She quickly emerged as a fixture in the lineup for three seasons under head coach Bobby Nichols, before finishing her senior season for coach Brandy Stout. During her Tech career, she played in 43 tournaments and was chosen team captain for both the 2007-08 and 2008-09 Golden Eagle squads. She helped capture two tournament championships. One of the top high school players in West Tennessee during her prep career at Gleason High School for coach Sam Guthrie, Maegan was a versatile athlete, earning three letters in golf in

addition to three letters in softball and one in basketball. On the golf course, she her team MVP and place, third, second and first in the district tournament in her final three years. She went on to place first, second and sixth in the regional tournaments, and earned a 14th place finish in the TSSAA state tournament as a senior. With the former Maegan Sullivan heading up the lineup, Gleason placed seventh in the state meet in her junior year and fifth in her senior season after capturing both the district and region crowns. She earned her B.S. degree in Housing in Design in December 2008, and returned to school to finish her minorin Business in May 2009. Following graduation, she worked for one year at the Tennessee Golf Association. She has worked at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center since 2009 as a Patient Representative. Maegan and her husband, Addison, were married February 26, 2011.

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2012 Golden Eagle Team Photo / Roster

The 2011-12 Golden Eagles

Front row, from left: Tyler Cassetty, Maxx Verble and Greg Kitts. Back row, from left, Lee Maxwell, Mason Griffin, Head Coach Polk Brown, Travis Ramsey and Sam Schrock.

2011-12 Golden Eagle Roster Player Tyler Cassetty Mason Griffin Greg Kitts Lee Maxwell Travis Ramsey Sam Schrock Maxx Verble

Yr. Ht. Sr. 5-10 So. 6-2 So. 5-11 Jr. 6-0 Sr. 6-0 So. 6-0 Fr. 5-10

Hometown Whitleyville, Tenn. Kingston, Tenn. Caryville, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Grimsley, Tenn. Kingston, Tenn. Gallatin, Tenn.

Major Business Engineering Exercise Science Business General Curriculum Computer Engineering EXPW

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Meet the Golden Eagles

TYLER CASSETTY Junior Jackson County HS Whitleyville, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Tyler is a top performer for the Golden Eagles who is constantly striving to better his game...capable of shooting very low scores...his overall abiliites will keep him close to the top of the leaderboard and will help lead the team in every tournament...one of the top junior players in the region during his high school career...always does what is asked of him... shows great leadership and is one of the most experienced players within this group of guys. AT TECH: In 2011-12: Tyler played in four of Tech’s five fall tournaments, totaling 11 rounds of golf...carded two top 10 finishes, tying for third out of 74 golfers with a 67-73-69=209 at the Murray State Invitational and finishing fourth out of 80 competitors with a 71-68-75=214 at the Skyhawk Classic, both in October...shot a career-low round of 67 in the first round of the Murray State Invitational...tied for the best average on the team at 72.5, improving on his 2010-11 average by more than a stroke. In 2010-11: Competing in nine tournaments, Tyler scored a low round of 68 for the season, which was also his career-best, which was carded at the Grover Page Classic on March 14th in the first round...best finish was 2nd place at the Grover Page Classic, where he shot 68-73-71=212 to finish four-under par.. season total of 24 rounds in tourney play..averaged 73.8 for the year. In 2009-10: Redshirted to rehab an injury. In 2008-09: Tyler qualified for six tournaments, and posted an average of 76.4 strokes over his 17 rounds of competition... shot two sub par rounds on the year...low round of 70 came at the Murray State Invitational where he shot 73-74-70--217 and finished 21st...best finish was a tie for 20th and came at the Grub Mart-Young Oil Intercollegiate with a score total of 148 over two rounds In 2007-08: As a true freshman, Tyler played in six of Tech’s nine tournaments, and posted a stroke average of 76.7...had three Top 20 finishes...low round of 73 came in the second round of the Murray State Invitational in October...tied for 15th place in his first college action, the Showdown in the Valley, where he shot 77-78-74--229...tied for 17th with a 223 total, his

low score for 54-hole event, at the Murray State Invitational... placed in a tie for 15th at the Pizza Hut Invitational in February. HIGH SCHOOL: A two-sport standout at Jackson County High School, Tyler was the starting point guard on the basketball team and played No. 1 position on the golf team for four years...played his high school golf three seasons for coach Lakelan Barham and one year for coach Gary Flynn...co-captain of the basketball team...school record for lowest average of 35.0 strokes in his senior year...also career record with 36.2 stoke average...helped JCHS team win district and region titles as a junior before a seventh place finish at TSSAA state tourney...led Blue Devils to region championship as a senior and fourth place in state tournament...three-time all-state selection, receiving first-team honors twice and second-team once... three-time all-Mid State...won the 2005 Tennessean Metro Parks Schooldays Tournament...four-time team MVP...played in state tournament all four years, finishing 29th as a freshman, fifth as a sophomore, and third in final two seasons. PERSONAL: The son of Kelly and Karen Cassetty of Whitleyville, Tenn...born December 6, 1988 in Cookeville...full name is Tyler Samson Cassetty...majoring in business. TYLER’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2007-08 16 1227 73 76.7 2008-09 17 1299 70 76.4 2009-10 Redshirt - - 2010-11 24 1771 68 73.8 2011-12 11 798 67 72.5 TOTALS 68 5095 67

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Meet the Golden Eagles

MASON GRIFFIN Sophomore Oak Ridge HS Kingston, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Mason owns a consistent swing and a good short game...has plenty of tournament experience and a calm demeanor on the course which will help him to produce low scores...as his game matures with more and more college-level competition, he will be a consistent performer for the Golden Eagles throughout his career.

HIGH SCHOOL: Mason comes to Tech from Oak Ridge High School where he was a fixture on the golf team for coach Jody Wadell...as a junior, he finished second in the district and region tournaments for Oak Ridge, and went on to capture second place in the TSSAA state tournament...named the 2009 Player of the Year...has been selected to play in the Wiley Cup the past two years for the Roane/Anderson County team in competition against Knox County. PERSONAL: The son of Chris and Suzanne Griffin...birthdate is May 20, 1992...full name is Mason Maxwell Griffin...majoring in engineering. MASON’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2010-11 24 1792 70 74.7 2011-12 14 1037 68 74.1 TOTALS 38 2829 68

AT TECH: 2011-12: Mason competed in all five tournaments during the fall season, totaling 14 rounds of golf...finished tied for 10th out of 92 golfers with a 68-72-72=212 at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate in October...shot a careerlow round of 68 in the first round at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate... finished with a fall-season average of 74.1, lowering his 2010-11 average by a half-stroke. 2010-11: Mason played in nine tournaments and posted a 74.7 stroke average...scored his low round of 70 in the first round of the APSU F&M Bank Intercollegiate Tournament on October 18, where he finished two-under par, recording a 70-73-71=214... his top finish was a tie for 4th place at the Big Blue Classic on April 3-5, where he shot a 73-74=147... played 24 total rounds

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GREG KITTS Sophomore Anderson County HS Caryville, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Greg has solid swing fundamentals and is a consistent ball striker...has improved his scoring with tournament experience...straight hitter off the tee and in the fairway...gaining confidence in his game with each event...brings youthful enthusiasm...he was a two-sport athlete who showed leadership throughout high school...has strong leadership qualities and potential to impact the Golden Eagle golf program in upcoming seasons and help lead Tech to high finishes.

AT TECH: 2011-12: Greg played in all five of Tech’s fall tournaments, totaling 14 rounds of golf...notched two top 10 finishes, first placing in a tie for ninth out of 80 golfers with a 74-72-72=218 at the Skyhawk Classic, then finishing two-under-par and placing sixth with a 69-71=140 at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate... shot a career-low round of 67 in the second round of the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate and went on to finish tied for 15th out of 92 golfers in the event...finished with a stroke average of 72.5, tied for best on the team...improved his 2010-11 average

by more than three strokes. 2010-11: Greg made his playing debut in the fall and competed in nine tournaments, posting a 76.0 average...had a low round of 69 during the first round at the APSU F&M Bank Intercollegiate Tournament... Played 24 rounds in nine events. 2009-10: Greg was a member of the team but sat out the year as a redshirt to continue to develop his all-around game. HIGH SCHOOL: Greg was a two-sport standout during his high school career at Anderson County High School...he was selected team captain in two different sports at Anderson County High School. He led the golf team for coach Johnny Cox, and the 5-11 guard was also captain of the basketball team for coach Derrick Wallace...placed third in the district and second in the region during his junior year, before claiming third place at the TSSAA state championships while helping his team win the regional crown and take seventh place at the state level... as a senior, he placed first in the region and finished 12th in the state tournament individually, helping Anderson County to repeat at Region champions and finish second in the TSSAA state meet. PERSONAL: Greg is the son of Greg Sr. and Kim Kitts...born April 5, 1991 in Caryville...full name is Gregory Caleb Kitts... majoring in exercise science.

GREG’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2009-10 -- --- -- 2010-11 24 1824 69 76.0 2011-12 14 1015 67 72.5 TOTALS 38 2839 68

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LEE MAXWELL Junior Cookeville HS Cookeville, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Lee has a well-rounded game and excellent touch... he can play well enough to win with consistent play...can adapt his game and play well on a variety of courses...has the potential and ability to emerge as a real team leader...joined the squad as the lone newcomer when he arrived in 200809...a local standout who is a very talented golfer with a solid understanding of the game.

AT TECH: 2011-12: Lee played in all five fall tournaments, totaling 14 rounds of golf...carded a season-low round of 72 at the Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-Off in September...finished with a stroke average of 76.9. 2010-11: Lee played in nine tournaments and posted a stroke average of 76.7...scored his lowest round of the season with a 69 on October 4 during the first round of the Murray State Invitational where he finished tied for 13th...his best finish of the season came at the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on April 25-27, where he shot one-under par (73-70=143) and finished in a tie for 9th place.

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2009-10: Lee made appearances in three tournaments for Tech...posted a 77.7 stroke average through nine rounds of play...his low round of 70 came in the first round at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate (4/5). 2008-09: Did not compete in any tournaments. HIGH SCHOOL: A standout player at Cookeville High School standout... a four-year letterman, playing at the No. 1 spot for coach Bob Cumby as a senior...also lettered one season on the basketball team...in his final season, he helped CHS capture the district and regional championships and finish as runnerup in the TSSAA Class AAA state tournament...individually, he shot 71 both days and placed fourth in the state tournament, earning all-state honors...named the team MVP... also in 2007, he was named to the Myrtle Beach Palmetto High School Championship all-tournament team, and he was the Pinehurst Winternational Series runner-up...finished third in the Tennessean Schooldays Tournament with a 67, and he was the White Plains Open runner-up...as a junior, he was medalist of the Schooldays Tournament, shooting a 65 to win the event. PERSONAL: Lee comes from a family that has numerous ties to Tennessee Tech athletics...the son of Gary and Lucretia Maxwell, and follows in the footsteps of his father who was a standout golfer for the Golden Eagles in the mid 1980s....his mother played basketball and volleyball at Tech, and his aunt, Elizabeth Maxwell, is also a former TTU basketball player... majoring in business. LEE’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2008-09 - -- --- ---2009-10 9 699 70 77.7 2010-11 24 1840 69 76.7 2011-12 14 1076 72 76.9 TOTALS 47 3615 69

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TRAVIS RAMSEY Junior

winner of team’s MVP award each of the past three years...averaged 73.0 as a junior and 72.0 as a senior. PERSONAL: The son of Ronny and Cheryl Ramsey of Grimsley, Tenn...born January 15, 1988 in Banner Springs...enrolled in general curriculum... cousin Grant Ramsey was a four-year letterman on the Tech golf team.

Clarkrange HS Grimsley, Tenn.

TEE TALK: A very strong player...long off the tee...scores well when his putts are falling...great attitude that will help him manage more consistent scoring...a leader on the team whose attitude can rub off on his teammates...the third from his family to become a student-athlete at Tennessee Tech...Travis is a fifth-year member of the Golden Eagle golf team playing his fourth season following a redshirt campaign as a true freshman...enjoyed a successful career at Clarkrange High School... excellent prep experience...working hard to lift his game to the next level.

AT TECH: 2011-12: Travis played in all five fall tournaments, competing in 14 rounds of golf...carded a season-low round of 72 in the final round of the Skyhawk Classic in October...finished with a stroke average of 77.5. 2010-11: Travis played in six tournaments and posted a 77.8 average...fashioned his best score with a second-round 71 (October 4) in the Murray State Invitational...finished the event with 82-71-77=230. 2009-10: Travis appeared in six events for the Golden Eagles... posted a stroke average of 77.2 through 15 rounds of play...his season low for a round was 70, which came during the second round at the Big Blue Intercollegiate (4/6). 2008-09: Travis played in three tournaments in 2008-09 with an average score of five over par…finished the second round of the Big Blue Invitational at even par, on his way to a +12 for the tournament and a 51st place finish, his highest of the season…finished the APSU Intercollegiate at 15-over, and the Murray State Invitational at 18-over…average round was a five-over par 76.7 for the year. 2007-08: Travis used a redshirt in his first year at Tech. HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterman for coach Amanda Beaty at Clarkrange High School...served the final three years as team captain...was Region 4A individual medalist as a sophomore...

TRAVIS’ CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2008-09 9 690 72 76.7 2009-10 15 1158 70 77.2 2010-11 17 1322 71 77.8 2011-12 14 1085 72 77.5 TOTALS 55 4255 70

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SAM SCHROCK Sophomore Roane County HS Kingston, Tenn.

SAM AT TECH: 2011-12: Sam is redshirting the 2011-12 season. 2010-11: Sam played in nine tournaments and posted a 76.6 average...carded his lowest round score of 69 during the opening round (October 18) in the APSU F&M Bank Intercollegiate Tournament...posted his best finish at the Big Blue Classic on April 3-5, shooting a 74-76=150 to finish in a tie for 11th. HIGH SCHOOL: Sam joined the Golden Eagle roster after playing at Roane County High School under coach Mike Neal... qualified individually for the TSSAA state tournament as a sophomore and junior...as a senior, he helped the Yellowjackets capture the district championship.

TEE TALK: Sam can make birdies and is working hard on consistency...a strong ball striker and birdie producer...consistency will help him produce low scores...gaining additional tournament experience should keep him moving up on the leaderboard...shows great leadership in the classroom...great individual qualities should allow him to emerge as a leader throughout the rest of his four years here at Tech.

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PERSONAL: The son of Todd and Jill Schrock...birthdate is June 3, 1992...full name is Samuel Todd Schrock...majoring in computer engineering. SAM’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2010-11 12 904 69 75.3 TOTALS 12 904 69 75.3

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MAXX VERBLE Freshman Hendersonville Christian HS Gallatin, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Maxx is gaining valuable experience in his first season with the Golden Eagles...very coachable...striving to make an immediate impact on the team.

MAXX AT TECH: In 2011-12: Maxx played in two tournaments during the fall season, totaling six rounds of golf...shot a low round of 75 in the second round at the Murray State Invitational in October... finished with a stroke average of 77.8. HIGH SCHOOL: Maxx played golf and was a forward on the basketball team at Hendersonville Christian Academy in Hendersonville, Tenn. He was named the MVP of the golf team three consecutive years from 2008-10 and posted a nine-hole stroke average of 36 over his career with the Crusaders. PERSONAL: The son of Marc and Lynn Verble...born Jan. 30, 1992...full name is Kenneth “Maxx” Verble...majoring in exercise science, physical education and wellness with an emphasis in coaching.

MAXX’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2011-12 6 467 75 77.8 TOTALS 6 467 75 77.8

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All-Time Golden Eagle Participants The Tech Sports Information Office has compiled the following list from past rosters and would appreciate any assistance in maintaining the list. If we’ve missed someone or have any years incorrect, please notify our office. Thank you! A Jim Alexander, 1968-71 Bob Ammons, 1963, 1965 Eric Anderson, 2002-05 Jeff Andrews, 1975-78 Kevin Applegate, 1991-94 Scott Armstrong, 1980

Jason Cox, 2000-03 Jonathan Cox, 2001-05 D Randy Darcy, 1970-73 Steve Davis, 1994 Tom Dawson, 1973-76 Bryan Delaney, 1993-96 Craig Dever, 1995 Bill DeWees, 1966-69 Jared Dunn, 2006-10 E David Edwards, 1991, 1993 Bill Elliot, 1965

Jeff Andrews (1975-78)

B Howard Bagget, 1959, 1961 Bobby Barbee, 1970-72 Lakelen Barham, 1980 Terry Barret, 1966-69 David Belcher, 1992-94 Patrick Bell, 1998 Dee Bennett, 1967-68 Robert Bennett, 1982 Derek Bledsoe, 2002 Kevin Bost, 1992-95 Adam Boyd, 1995-99 Nick Bradley, 1995-96 Bill Branch, 1954-57 John Brient, 1978-79 George Brown, 1982 Polk Brown, 2002-03, 2005-06 John Bryan, 1952 David Burnette, 1981-82 Bill Burton, 1953-55 C Jeff Caplenor, 1965 Walter Carlen, 1959 John Carmichael, 1967 Scott Carmichael, 1989-91 Tyler Cassetty, 2007-12 Les Cater, 1950 Chris Cauthen, 1994 Clark Childress, 1973-74 Calvin Clark, 2006-07 Bob Clevenger, 1955-56 Tim Coffey, 1985-86, 89 Joshua Cooke, 2006 Jim Cornelius, 1985-89

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F Bobby Farley, 1961-63 Bill Farris, 1959 Bainy Ferguson, 1957 John Ferguson, 1958-60 Morris Ferguson, 1953 Aaron Ferry, 1998-99 Chad Foster, 1994-96 John Fox, 2006-07 G Dirk Gardner, 1973-75 Blake Garrison, 2006-10 Peyton Gibbs, 2006-07 Gary Gibson, 1961-64 Steve Gibson, 1963-66 Warren Gilley, 1959 Bill Gish, 1966 Terry Goad, 1987-89 Britt Gober, 1976-77 Brad Golden, 1998 Brent Goodrum, 2006 Mike Green, 1978 Bobby Greenwood, 1958 Ryan Greer, 2001-04

Chris Griffin, 1981-82 Mason Griffin, 2010-12 Alex Guery, 1995 H Mike Hamioll, 1973-74 Brandon Harper, 1993 Jake Heatherly, 2006-10 Jack Henry, 1978-79 Ron Henry, 1967-70 Randy Herring, 1982-83 Jason Hibdon, 1995-98 Bill Hickey, 1982-85 Matthew Hickey, 2006 Ron Hickman, 1954-57 Ronnie Hickman, 1989-90 Scott Hines, 1976-79 John Hoffmeister, 1950-51 Cary Hogan, 1995-97 Mark Howard 2000 Mack Huddleston, 1963-66 Warren Huddleston, 1974-75 Bobby Hudson, 1986-89 Terry Humphreys, 1965 Braxton Hunter 2003-06

Clark Childress (1973-74)

Terry Kogley, 1973-74 Paul Korth, 1982-85 Wes Korth, 2007-10 Mike Kyker, 1966-67 L Ray Laycox, 1963 Mike Lenox, 1970-71 Billy Lewis, 1952-54 Al Lohr, 1963 Mason Long, 1965 David Lunsford, 1962 M John MacDearman, 1992-95 Matt Manzaro, 1993-94 Scott Manzaro, 1993-96 Preston Marshall, 2006-10 Gary Mason, 1973-76 Scott Masters, 1994-95 Tom Maupin, 1975-76 Gary Maxwell, 1984 Lee Maxwell, 2007-12 Scott McGaha, 1997-00 Chase McMillan 2002-04 Scott McMillan, 1981-82 Jack Merrell, 1960-61 Wes Miller, 1995, 1997 Andy Mills, 1986 Roger Mitchell, 1969-70 Scott Moran, 1997-00 Mike Morgan, 1987 Wade Morrell, 1994-97 Jimmy Muhlig, 1950-52 David Mullinax, 1969-71 Erich Mumford, 1985-86 Jack Munroe, 1958-60 Bill Muse, 1960-63 Chris Myers, 2004, 2006-07

I John Inman, 1988-91 J Matt Jeffers 2003-05

Polk Brown (2002-06)

K Mike Kelly, 1972-75 Phil Kelley, 1966, 68-69 Alan Key, 1977-79 Tom Kilpatrick, 1964 Bob King, 1950 Craig King, 1979-81 Joe Kinisley, 1972-74 Greg Kitts, 2010-12 Patrick Klesel, 1999-02

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David Mullinax (1969-71)

N Bobby Nichols, 1961-64


All-Time Golden Eagle Participants Annual Team Awards Ted Schwanger, 1955-56 Brad Sewell, 1998-02 Shane Sewell, 1997-00 Echols Shelden, 1951-53 Josh Simer, 2007-10 Jeff Sluman, 1977 Hubert Smith, 1951-53 Ivan Smith, 1977 Gary Spears, 1962 Scott Stallings, 2004-07 Barrett Steakley, 2005-07 Sam Young (1970-73)

Marc Norman, 1981-84 O Robert Odum, 1959-62 Chad Owenby, 1994-95

T Dewey Thrasher, 1971-72 Steve Tomsic, 1988-91 U Jay Underwood, 1989-91, 1993-94

P Don Pack, 1953 Tom Pack, 1986-89 Greyson Painter, 2006-07 Fred Parsons, 1979-81 Mike Patton, 1966 Aaron Peters, 2000-02 Doug Peterson, 1995-97 Sam Poteet, 1971 Kevin Powers, 1977 R Gary Rager, 1975-76 Grant Ramsey, 1998-00 Travis Ramsey, 2007-12 John Marshall Reeves, 1981 Frank Richmond, 1950 John Roberts, 1976 Bill Rogers, 1981-82, 1984 S Sam Schrock, 2010-12 Steve Schultz, 1995

Marc Norman (1981-84)

V Todd Vaughn, 1998-99 Maxx Verble, 2011-12 W Henry Waggoner, 1964 Bill Waller, 1957 Bob Waller, 1958 Casey Warren, 1998 Mike Wells, 1983-86 Scott Wilkerson, 1987 Jack Wilks, 1956 B-Bob Williams, 1998-00 Al Womack, 1967-68 Greg Wyatt, 1992-94 Y Jerry Young, 1965 Kyle Young, 1998-00, 02 Sam Young, 1970-73

Barrett Steakley (2005-07)

Most Valuable Player: 1994 - Greg Wyatt 1995 - Scott Manzaro 1996 - Doug Peterson 1997 - Wade Morrell 1998 - Scott Moran 1999 - Scott Moran 2000 - Scott Moran 2001 - Kyle Young 2002 - Kyle Young 2003 - Eric Anderson 2004 - Eric Anderson 2005 - Braxton Hunter 2006 - Scott Stallings 2007 - Scott Stallings 2008 - John Fox 2009 - Greyson Painter 2010 - Josh Simer Most Improved Player: 1994 - Wade Morrell 1995 - Scott Manzaro 1996 - Jason Hibdon 1997 - Wes Miller 1998 - Scott Moran 1999 - Shane Sewell 2000 - Brad Sewell 2001 - Jason Cox 2002 - Polk Brown 2003 - Braxton Hunter 2004 - Ryan Greer 2005 - Matt Jeffers 2006 - Jared Dunn 2007 - Barrett Steakley 2008 - Jake Heatherly 2009 Wes Korth 2010 - Jake Heatherly Most Dedicated Player: 1994 - Greg Wyatt 1995 - Wade Morrell 1996 - Adam Boyd Wade Morrell 1997 - Adam Boyd 1998 - Aaron Ferry 1999 - Grant Ramsey 2000 - Shane Sewell 2001 - Grant Ramsey 2002 - Polk Brown Eric Anderson Ryan Greer 2003 - Ryan Greer 2004 - Ryan Greer 2005 - Jonathan Cox 2006 - Polk Brown 2007 - Scott Stallings 2008 - Greyson Painter 2009 - Josh Simer 2010 - Wes Korth

Impact Award: 1994 - Wade Morrell 1995 - Adam Boyd 1996 - Jason Hibdon 1997 - Wes Miller 1998 - Brad Golden 1999 - Kyle Young 2000 - Jason Cox 2001 - Ryan Greer 2002 - Ryan Greer Eric Anderson Polk Brown 2003 - Braxton Hunter 2004 - Scott Stallings 2005 - None 2006 - Calvin Clark 2007 - Wes Korth 2008 - Tyler Cassetty 2009 - Jared Dunn 2010 - Jared Dunn

Long Hitter: 1994 - Chad Foster 1995 - Adam Boyd 1996 - Jason Hibdon 1997 - Jason Hibdon 1998 - Jason Hibdon 1999 - Adam Boyd 2000 - Kyle Young 2001 - Aaron Peters 2002 - Eric Anderson 2003 - Eric Anderson 2004 - Scott Stallings 2005 - Scott Stallings 2006 - Scott Stallings 2007 - Scott Stallings 2008 - Blake Garrison 2009 - Jake Heatherly 2010- Blake Garrison

Team Captains: 1994 - Greg Wyatt Kevin Applegate Low Average: 1995 -Scott Masters 1994 - Greg Wyatt (76.1) 1995 - Scott Manzaro (75.4) 1996 -Scott Manzaro Bryan Delaney 1996 - Doug Peterson (75.8) 1997 - Wade Morrell 1997 - Wes Miller (75.0) Adam Boyd 1998 - Shane Sewell (75.0) 1998 -Adam Boyd 1999 - Scott Moran (74.2) 1999 -Adam Boyd 2000 - Kyle Young (75.4) 2000 -Scott Moran 2001 - Kyle Young (76.3) Scott McGaha 2002 - Kyle Young (75.1) Shane Sewell Eric Anderson (75.1) 2003 - Eric Anderson (73.0) 2001 - Grant Ramsey B-Bob Williams 2004 - Scott Stallings (75.0) 2005 - Scott Stallings (72.6) 2002 - Kyle Young Brad Sewell 2006 - Scott Stallings (70.6) 2007 - Scott Stallings (71.3) 2003 - Jason Cox 2004 - Ryan Greer 2008 - John Fox (73.7) 2009 - Greyson Painter (74.2) 2005 - Eric Anderson Jonathan Cox 2010 - Josh Simer (73.2) Matt Jeffers 2006 - Polk Brown Best Putter: Braxton Hunter 1995 - Greg Wyatt 2007 - Scott Stallings 1995 - Adam Boyd Chris Myers 1996 - Doug Peterson 2008 - Barrett Steakley 1997 - Wade Morrell Peyton Gibbs 1998 - Grant Ramsey 2009 - JCalvin Clark 1999 - Scott Moran Greyson Painter 2000 - Kyle Young 2010 - Josh Simer 2001 - Ryan Greer Jake Heatherly 2002 - Ryan Greer Wes Korth 2003 - Chase McMillan 2004 - Braxton Hunter 2005 - Braxton Hunter 2006 - Braxton Hunter 2007 - Scott Stallings 2008 - Barrett Steakley 2009 -Tyler Cassity 2010 - Travis Ramsey Lee Maxwell

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Golden Eagle Tournament Championships Golden Eagle golf teams have won 45 tournament championships since 1973. Year

Tournament

Site

Field Size

1951...............OVC Championship (S)......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1954...............OVC Championship (S)......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1955...............OVC Championship (S)......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1958...............T.I.C. Championship (S)...................................................................................Old Hickory Country Club.................................................................11 teams 1973...............Golden Eagle Invitational (F)........................................................................Ironwood Golf Course........................................................................17 teams 1973...............Kentucky Invitational* (F)..............................................................................Lexington, Ky.........................................................................................10 teams 1973...............Tennessee Tech Invitational (S)...................................................................Cookeville Country Club................................................................... 5 teams 1974...............Tennessee Tech Invitational (S)...................................................................Cookeville Country Club...................................................................16 teams 1977...............Tennessee Tech Invitational (S)...................................................................Cookeville Country Club...................................................................10 teams 1982...............Lee College Invitational (F)...........................................................................Cleveland, Tenn...................................................................................... 5 teams 1983...............Lee College Invitational (F)...........................................................................Cleveland, Tenn...................................................................................... 9 teams 1984...............T.I.C. Championship (S)...................................................................................Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club........................................................14 teams 1986...............Tri-State Classic (F)...........................................................................................Pickwick State Park..............................................................................15 teams 1986...............Shorter Classic (F).............................................................................................Rome, Ga.................................................................................................10 teams 1987...............Shorter Classic (F) ............................................................................................Rome, Ga................................................................................................... 8 teams 1987...............Smoky Mt. Invitational (F)**.........................................................................Graysburg Country Club....................................................................10 teams 1987...............Shorter Classic (F).............................................................................................Rome, Ga................................................................................................... 9 teams 1988...............T.I.C. Championship (S)...................................................................................Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club........................................................12 teams 1988...............Eagle Classic (F).................................................................................................Gilbertsville, Ky........................................................................................ 9 teams 1989...............Springbrook Collegiate (F)............................................................................Niota, Tenn.............................................................................................11 teams 1989...............Sewanee Invitational (F)................................................................................Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club.......................................................... 9 teams 1989...............Shorter Classic (F).............................................................................................Rome, Ga.................................................................................................10 teams 1990...............Springbrook Classic (S)...................................................................................Niota, Tenn.............................................................................................11 teams 1990...............T.I.C. Championship (S)...................................................................................Ironwood Golf Course.......................................................................... 4 teams 1990...............OVC Championship (S)...................................................................................Old Hickory Country Club................................................................... 7 teams 1990...............T.I.C. Championship (F)...................................................................................Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club........................................................10 teams 1991...............T.I.C. Championship (F)...................................................................................Ironwood Golf Course.......................................................................... 5 teams 1991...............Eagle-Persimmon Hills (F).............................................................................Aiken, S.C................................................................................................15 teams 1991...............Cumberland Invitational (F).........................................................................London, Ky................................................................................................ 9 teams 1992...............Eagle-Persimmon Hills (F) %........................................................................Aiken, S.C................................................................................................18 teams 1992...............Eagle Classic (F).................................................................................................Elizabethton Country Club................................................................. 9 teams 1992...............T.I.C. Championship (F)...................................................................................Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club.......................................................... 5 teams 1993...............Smoky Mountain Inv. (F)................................................................................Graysburg Country Club....................................................................18 teams 1994...............Graysburg Invitational (F)..............................................................................Graysburg Country Club....................................................................13 teams 1994...............WCU Invitational (F)........................................................................................Holly Forest Golf Club........................................................................... 5 teams 1995...............Persimmon Hills Invitational (S)..................................................................Persimmon Hills ...................................................................................11 teams 1995...............Smoky Mountain Inv. (S)................................................................................Graysburg Country Club....................................................................10 teams 1997...............Persimmon Hills Invitational (S)..................................................................Persimmon Hills ...................................................................................16 teams 1999...............Carson Newman Invitational (S).................................................................Persimmon Hills....................................................................................23 teams 1999...............T.I.C. Championship (S)...................................................................................Ironwood Golf Course........................................................................13 teams 1999...............Lipscomb Fall Classic (F)................................................................................Temple Hills............................................................................................13 teams 2000...............Eagle Invitational (F)........................................................................................Country Club of Morristown............................................................12 teams 2003...............Mercer Invitational (S)....................................................................................Healy Point Country Club.................................................................... 7 teams 2003...............Tri-State Classic (S)...........................................................................................Pickwick State Park Course...............................................................13 teams 2004...............Sonic/Chattanooga Classic (F).....................................................................Signal Mountain Country Club.......................................................14 teams 2005...............Wintrop Waterford...........................................................................................Waterford Golf Course.......................................................................15 teams 2006...............Eastern Kentucky Spring Invitational (S)..................................................Arlington Golf Club.............................................................................13 teams 2007...............BSC Spring Invitational (S)............................................................................Oxmoor Golf Course...........................................................................15 teams 2007...............UT Martin Skyhawk Fall Classic (F).............................................................Paris Landing Golf Course.................................................................16 teams T.I.C. indicates the Tennessee Intercollegiate Championships (F) indicates Fall tournament (S) indicates Spring tournament * tied with Miami, Ohio ** tied with East Tennessee State % tied with Morehead State

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Golden Eagle Tournament Medalists Golden Eagle golfers have won medalist honors 46 times since 1973 (Updated through Fall 2011) Golden Eagle Leaders Most Times as Medalist Golden Eagle players who have won tournament medalist honors: Scott Stallings.............................................7 Craig King.....................................................5 Jim Cornelius...............................................3 Bill Hickey.....................................................3 Kevin Applegate........................................3 Scott Carmichael.......................................2 Tom Pack.......................................................2 Erich Mumford............................................2 Ronnie Hickman........................................2 John Fox........................................................1 Jim Muhlig...................................................1 John Ferguson............................................1 Terry Kegley.................................................1 Mike Kelly.....................................................1 Tom Dawson...............................................1 John Reeve...................................................1 Bobby Hudson............................................1 Johnny Inman.............................................1 Brian Delaney..............................................1 Wade Morrell...............................................1 Scott Masters..............................................1 Adam Boyd..................................................1 Scott Manzaro.............................................1 Doug Peterson............................................1 Scott Moran.................................................1 Shane Sewell...............................................1 Grant Ramsey..............................................1 Eric Anderson..............................................1 (bold indicates current players)

Scott Stallings earned medalist honors seven times in his career and was on 19 all-tournament teams, both Tech records

Year............Medalist........................ Tournament/Site....................................................................................Score 1951............ Jimmy Muhlig................OVC Championship........................................................................................... 152 1960............ John Ferguson...............T.I.C. Championship/Chattanooga Golf & CC........................................... 144 1973............ Terry Kegley*..................Golden Eagle Invitational/Cookeville Country Club..................................... 1973............ Mike Kelly........................Tennessee Tech Invitational/Cookeville Country Club......................... 142 1976............ Tom Dawson...................T.I.C. Championship/Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club............................ 141 1980............ Craig King........................Carson-Newman Invitational/Smokey Mountain Country Club............... 1981............ Craig King........................Nashville Golf & Athletic Club Intercollegiate/Nashville.............................. 1981............ Craig King........................T.I.C. Championship/Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club.................................... 1981............ Craig King........................Shorter Classic/Rome, Ga........................................................................................ 1981............ Craig King........................Nashboro Village Collegiate/Nashboro Village............................................... 1982............ John Reeve%..................RC Cola Invitational/Rome, Ga.............................................................................. 1982............ Bill Hickey$......................Carson-Newman Invitational/Newport, Tenn.................................................. 1982............ Bill Hickey........................Lee College Invitational/Cleveland, Tenn.................................................. 142 1984............ Bill Hickey........................T.I.C. Championship/Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club............................ 147 1985............ Erich Mumford...............T.I.C. Championship/Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club............................ 143 1986............ Erich Mumford*.............Shorter Classic/Rome, Ga........................................................................................ 1987............ Jim Cornelius*................Shorter Classic/Rome, Ga........................................................................................ 1987............ Bobby Hudson...............Shorter Classic/Rome, Ga................................................................................ 148 1988............ Jim Cornelius..................Eagle Classic/Gilbertsville, Ky. - 54 holes................................................... 219 1988............ Jim Cornelius..................T.I.C. Championship/Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club............................ 150 1989............ Johnny Inman................Shorter Classic/Rome, Ga................................................................................ 150 1989............ Ron Hickman..................Sewanee Fall Classic/Sewanee Golf and Tennis Club.................................... 1990............ Tom Pack..........................Springbrook Classic/Niota, Tenn. ................................................................ 138 1990............ Tom Pack..........................OVC Championship/Old Hickory Golf Course-54 holes....................... 208 1990............ Ron Hickman..................Fall T.I.C. Championship/Sewanee Golf and Tennis............................... 150 1990............ Kevin Applegate............North Alabama Invitational/Florence, Ala................................................ 147 1991............ Scott Carmichael...........T.I.C. Championship/Ironwood Golf Course............................................. 145 1992............ Scott Carmichael...........Pizza Hut Invitational/Jackson, Miss........................................................... 143 1992............ Kevin Applegate............Tri-State Classic/Pickwick State Park........................................................... 139 1992............ Brian Delaney.................Fall T.I.C. Championship/Sewanee Golf and Tennis............................... 149 1993............ Kevin Applegate............Winthrop Invitational/Rock Hill, S.C.-18 holes............................................72 1994............ Wade Morrell*................Smoky Mountain Invitational/Graysburg Country Club...................... 142 1994............ Scott Masters..................WCU Holly Forest Invitational/Cullowhee, N.C........................................ 143 1995............ Adam Boyd......................Persimmon Hills Invitational/Aiken, S.C..................................................... 146 1995............ Scott Manzaro................Smoky Mountain Invitational/Graysburg Country Club...................... 144 1996............ Doug Peterson...............Tennessee State Invitational/Old Hickory, Tenn..................................... 141 1999............ Scott Moran ...................Carson Newman Intercollegiate/Aiken, S.C.............................................. 150 1999............ Shane Sewell..................T.I.C. Championship/Cookeville, Tenn........................................................ 137 2000............ Grant Ramsey.................Eagle Invitational/Country Club of Morristown...................................... 144 2002............ Eric Anderson.................Butler Fall Invitational/Eagle Creek Golf Course..................................... 209 2005............ Scott Stallings................Young Oil Intercollegiate/ McCalla, Ala...................................................... 138 2006............ Scott Stallings................Murray State/Murray, Ky.................................................................................. 181 2006............ Scott Stallings................EKU Invitational, Richmond, Ky..................................................................... 139 2006............ Scott Stallings................Belmont Invitational/Nashville, Tenn.......................................................... 206 2006............ Scott Stallings................Murray State Invitational/Murray, Ky. ........................................................ 209 2006............ Scott Stallings................Western Carolina Invitational/ Western, Ky............................................... 140 2007............ Scott Stallings................Grover Page Classic/Jackson, Tenn.............................................................. 208 2007............ John Fox...........................Skyhawk Classic/Buchanan, Tenn................................................................ 211 *lost on third hole of playoff / % lost on first hole of playoff / $ won on third hole of playoff

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Golden Eagle All-Tournament Honors Golden Eagle All-Tournament Leaders (Totals are from 1982-83 season through the 2010 Fall Season)

Scott Stallings................... 19 Tom Pack............................. 14 Bill Hickey........................... 11 Jim Cornelius..................... 10 Bobby Hudson.................. 10 Kyle Young......................... 10 Scott Carmichael................9 Tim Coffey.............................7 Kevin Applegate.................7 Eric Anderson.......................7 Ryan Greer............................5 Greg Wyatt............................5 Scott Moran..........................4 Adam Boyd...........................4

Mark Norman.......................4 Randy Herring......................4 Tyler Cassetty.......................3 Barrett Steakley...................3 Polk Brown............................3 Brad Sewell...........................3 Scott Manzaro......................3 Scott Masters.......................3 Brian Delaney.......................3 David Edwards.....................3 Johnny Inman......................3 Terry Good............................3 Erich Manford......................3 Jonathan Cox.......................3

Josh Simer.............................3 Shane Sewell........................2 Grant Ramsey.......................2 Doug Petterson...................2 Jay Underwood...................2 John Reeve............................2 Braxton Hunter....................2 John Fox.................................2 Jake Heatherly.....................2 Mason Griffin........................1 Grant Ramsey.......................1 Scott McGaha.......................1 Wes Miller..............................1 Jason Hibdon.......................1

Date............Place.......... Player.......................Tournament/Course.......................................Score 10/11/11................4th..................Tyler Cassetty........................Skyhawk Classic/Paris Landing State Park........................................ 214 10/4/11..................3rd..................Tyler Cassetty........................MSU Invitational/Miller Memorial Golf Course................................. 209 4/5/11....................4th..................Mason Griffin........................Big Blue Classic/Kings Creek Golf Club.............................................. 147 3/15/11..................2nd.................Tyler Cassetty........................Grover Page Classic/Jackson Country Club........................................ 212 4/28/10..................5th..................Jake Heatherly......................OVC Championship.......................................................................... 218 3/30/10..................4th..................Jake Heatherly......................North Alabama Spring Classic............................................................48 3/30/10..................4th..................Josh Simer............................North Alabama Spring Classic.......................................................... 148 2/22/10..................3rd..................Josh Simer............................Frito Lay/ AT&T Invitational.............................................................. 148 10/06/09................4th..................Josh Simer............................Murray State Invitational................................................................. 141 9/21/08..................2nd.................Greyson Painter.....................Sea Trail Intercollegiate.................................................................... 214 4/08/08..................4th..................Barrett Steakley....................Murray Spring Invitational............................................................... 214 2/23/08..................4th..................Barrett Steakley....................Pizza Hut Classic............................................................................... 145 10/15/07................5th..................Calvin Clark...........................Skyhawk Classic/ Paris Landing........................................................ 218 10/15/07................1st..................John Fox................................Skyhawk Invitational/Paris Landing................................................ 211 10/15/07................2nd.................Barrett Steakley....................Skyhawk Invitational/Paris Landing................................................ 212 9/24/07..................3rd..................John Fox................................Showdown in the Valley/Oxmoor Golf Course.................................. 215 4/24/07..................2nd.................Scott Stallings.......................OVC Tournament/Paducah CC........................................................... 220 4/10/07..................5th..................Scott Stallings.......................TSU Intercollegiate/Greystone Golf Course....................................... 218 4/3/07....................3rd..................Barrett Steakley....................Belmont Invitational/Natchez Country Club..................................... 203 3/20/07..................2nd.................Scott Stallings.......................JSU Grub Mart Intercollegiate/Silver Lakes...................................... 215 3/6/07....................1st .................Scott Stallings.......................Grover page Classic/Jackson Golf Club.............................................. 208 2/27/07..................4th..................Scott Stallings.......................BSC Spring Invitational/Oxmoor Golf Course.................................... 215 2/27/07..................5th..................Barrett Steakley....................BSC Spring Invitational/Oxmoor Golf Course.................................... 217 11/04/06................1st..................Scott Stallings.......................WCU Intercollegiate/Etowah Valley GC............................................. 140 10/31/06................4th..................Scott Stallings.......................BSC Showdown/Bent Brook Golf Course.......................................... 206 10/2/06................. T1st.................Scott Stallings.......................Murray State Invitational/Miller Memorial GC................................. 209 4/25/06..................2nd.................Scott Stallings.......................OVC Tournament/CC of Paducah....................................................... 213 4/25/06..................5th..................Polk Brown............................OVC Tournament/CC of Paducah....................................................... 217 4/11/06..................4th..................Scott Stallings.......................Billiken Invitational.......................................................................... 221 4/4/06....................1st..................Scott Stallings.......................Belmont Invitational........................................................................ 206 4/2/06....................1st..................Scott Stallings.......................EKU Spring Invitational.................................................................... 139 4/2/06...................T4th.................Polk Brown............................EKU Spring Invitational.................................................................... 145 3/21/06.................T3rd.................Scott Stallings.......................Grub-Mart Young Invitational/Silver Lakes GC................................. 141 2/28/06..................3rd..................Braxton Hunter.....................Samford Intercollegiate................................................................... 217 10/04/05................1st..................Scott Stallings.......................Murray State Invitational/ Miller Memorial GC................................. 181 9/19/05.................T2nd................Scott Stallings.......................Bent Brook Golf Classic/Bent Brook GC............................................. 204 4/06/05..................4th..................Scott Stallings.......................OVC/ Burningtree GC........................................................................ 217 4/02/05.................T3rd.................Jonathan Cox........................EKU Spring Invitational/ Arlington GC................................................71 3/22/05................. T1st.................Scott Stallings.......................Young Oil Invitational/ Silver Lakes GC............................................. 138 3/15/05.................T4th.................Eric Anderson........................Winthrop Waterford GC.................................................................... 146 11/09/04...............T4th.................Jonathan Cox........................Troy Invitational/Highland Oaks GC.................................................. 210 10/19/04............... T1st.................Braxton Hunter.....................UTC/Sonic Intercollegiate/Signal Mountain CC................................. 134 09/25/04...............T4th.................Scott Stallings.......................EKU Colonel Classic/Arlington GC..................................................... 209 2/24/04..................4th..................Eric Anderson........................Samford Intercollegiate/Farm Links................................................. 182

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Chad Foster...........................1 Wade Morrell........................1 Matt Manzaro.......................1 Chris Cauther.......................1 David Belcher.......................1 Steve Tomsic.........................1 Ronnie Hickman.................1 Mike Morgan........................1 Kevin Best..............................1 Mike Wells.............................1 Britt Jared..............................1 Greyson Painter...................1 Calvin Clark...........................1

Kyle Young

Date............Place.......... Player.......................Tournament/Course.......................................Score 10/28/03................3rd..................Scott Stallings.......................APSU Precept Invitational/Clarksville CC.......................................... 147 09/09/03................4th..................Eric Anderson........................Harris Invitational/Bent Creek GC..................................................... 216 04/22/03...............T2nd................Eric Anderson........................Greg Palmer Eagle Classic/Eagle Trace GC......................................... 212 02/24/03................2nd.................Ryan Greer............................JSU/Dancing Rabbit GC.................................................................... 149 10/16/02..............T10th................Eric Anderson........................UTC Intercollegiate/Signal Mountain GC.......................................... 214 09/24/02................1st..................Eric Anderson........................Butler Invitational/Eagle Creek GC................................................... 209 09/11/02...............T5th.................Ryan Greer............................Hams Invitational/Bent Creek GC..................................................... 210 04/09/02...............T2nd................Ryan Greer............................Belmont Invitational/The Legends GC.............................................. 215 03/23/02...............T2nd................Eric Anderson........................EKU Spring Classic/Arlington CC....................................................... 143 03/05/02...............T3rd.................Kyle Young............................Tennessee State Classic/Pickwick State Park.................................... 146 03/05/02...............T3rd.................Brad Sewell...........................Tennessee State Classic/Pickwick State Park.................................... 146 02/26/02................3rd..................Brad Sewell...........................Mercer Invitational/Healy Point CC................................................... 151 02/26/02...............T4th.................Ryan Greer............................Mercer Invitational/Healy Point CC................................................... 152 02/26/02...............T4th.................Polk Brown............................Mercer Invitational/Healy Point CC................................................... 152 09/11/01................4th..................Kyle Young............................Drury Invitational/Bent Creek GC..................................................... 217 10/31/00................1st..................Grant Ramsey.......................Eagle Invitational/-----.................................................................... 144 10/31/00................2nd.................Ryan Greer............................Eagle Invitational/-----.................................................................... 149 10/24/00................3rd..................Kyle Young............................La. State Invitational/----................................................................ 212 10/10/00................2nd.................Kyle Young............................Precept Invitational/-----................................................................ 145 10/10/00................5th..................Jonathan Cox........................Precept Invitational/-----................................................................ 148 04/25/00................4th..................Kyle Young............................OVC Championships/----.................................................................. 152 04/22/00................4th..................Kyle Young............................Greg Palmer Eagle Classic/----......................................................... 228 04/05/00................5th..................Scott Moran..........................Amoco Ultimate/---...........................................................................73 03/14/00................2nd.................Brad Sewell...........................Eagle/Persimmon Hills Invitational/---............................................ 149 02/21/00................4th..................Kyle Young............................Pizza Hut/BellSouth/----.................................................................. 149 10/26/99................3rd..................Scott Moran..........................Lipscomb Fall Classic/---.................................................................. 143 10/26/99...............T4th.................Kyle Young............................Lipscomb Fall Classic/---.................................................................. 144 10/26/99...............T4th.................Shane Sewell........................Lipscomb Fall Classic/---.................................................................. 144 10/11/99................5th..................Scott McGaha........................Precept Invitational/---.................................................................... 149 10/05/99................5th..................Kyle Young............................Chattanooga Intercollegiate/---....................................................... 216 03/27/99................4th..................Adam Boyd...........................EKU Spring Classic/----..................................................................... 220 03/23/99................1st..................Shane Sewell........................T.I.C./----.......................................................................................... 137 03/23/99................2nd.................Kyle Young............................T.I.C./----.......................................................................................... 139 03/23/99................3rd..................Grant Ramsey.......................T.I.C./----.......................................................................................... 144 03/19/99................2nd.................Scott Moran..........................Lake City Invitational/---................................................................. 221 03/16/99................1st..................Scott Moran..........................C-N Invitational/---.......................................................................... 150 03/16/99................4th..................Adam Boyd...........................C-N Invitational/----........................................................................ 152 09/28/97................4th..................Grant Ramsey.......................Colonel Fall Classic/----.................................................................... 218 04/08/97................4th..................Wes Miller.............................Eagles Graysburg Hills Invitational/---............................................. 149 04/06/96................1st..................Doug Peterson......................TSU Intercollegiate/---..................................................................... 141 09/11/95...............T4th.................Jason Hibdon........................Capital Bank Invitational/---............................................................ 150 04/04/95................1st..................Scott Manzaro.......................Eagles Smoky Mountain Invitational/--........................................... 144 04/04/95................2nd.................Scott Masters........................Eagles Smoky Mountain Invitational/---.......................................... 145 03/29/95................3rd..................Scott Manzaro.......................Tennessee Intercollegiate Tournament/---....................................... 145

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Player.......................Tournament/Course.......................................Score 03/29/95...............T5th.................Scott Masters........................Tennessee Intercollegiate Tournament/---....................................... 147 03/25/95................4th..................Scott Manzaro.......................SEMO Bent Creek Classic/---............................................................. 149 03/14/95................1st..................Adam Boyd...........................Eagles’ Persimmon Hill Tournament/--............................................. 146 03/14/95................4th..................Brian Delaney.......................Eagles’ Persimmon Hill Tournament/--............................................. 149 11/01/94................1st..................Scott Masters........................WCU-Holly Forest/--........................................................................ 143 11/01/94................3rd..................Adam Boyd...........................WCU-Holly Forest/--........................................................................ 153 11/01/94...............T4th.................Doug Petterson.....................WCU-Holly Forest/--........................................................................ 154 10/04/94...............T5th.................Brian Delaney.......................Eagles’ Graysburg Tournament/--..................................................... 147 09/20/94................5th..................Chad Foster...........................Legend’s/Pepsi/--............................................................................ 144 04/05/94............... T1st.................Wade Morrell........................Smoky Mtn/Graysburg/--................................................................. 142 03/22/94................5th..................Greg Wyatt............................Eagle Classic/---............................................................................... 152 09/29/93................5th..................Greg Wyatt............................Tri-State Classic/---.......................................................................... 145 09/15/93................4th..................Greg Wyatt............................Nashboro/Bison Classic/--................................................................ 150 04/28/93................3rd..................David Edwards......................OVC/---............................................................................................ 224 04/28/93................4th..................Kevin Applegate....................OVC/---............................................................................................ 225 04/06/93................2nd.................Matt Manzaro.......................C-N Graysburg/---............................................................................ 152 02/16/93................1st..................Kevin Applegate....................Winthrop Invitational/---...................................................................72 10/16/92................3rd..................Kevin Applegate....................Shorter Classic/---............................................................................ 146 10/11/92................1st..................Brian Delaney.......................Fall T.I.C./---..................................................................................... 149 10/11/92................2nd.................David Edwards......................Fall T.I.C./---..................................................................................... 149 10/11/92................5th..................Chris Cauthen........................Fall T.I.C./---..................................................................................... 157 09/29/92................1st..................Kevin Applegate....................Tri-State Classic/---.......................................................................... 139 04/11/92................4th..................Scott Carmichael...................Eagle Classic/---............................................................................... 218 04/04/92...............T3rd.................Scott Carmichael...................T.I.C./---........................................................................................... 151 03/17/92................2nd.................Scott Carmichael...................Persimmon Hills/---......................................................................... 152 02/20/92................1st..................Scott Carmichael...................Pizza Hut/---.................................................................................... 143 02/18/92...............T5th.................Scott Carmichael...................Winthrop Invitational/--.................................................................. 151 02/18/92...............T5th.................Greg Wyatt............................Winthrop Invitational/---................................................................. 151 10/17/91...............T5th.................Scott Carmichael...................Wallace State/---............................................................................. 147 10/17/91...............T5th.................Kevin Applegate....................Wallace State/---............................................................................. 147 10/11/91................3rd..................David Belcher........................Cumberland Invitational/---..............................................................73 09/21/91................3rd..................Greg Wyatt............................Fall T.I.C./--...................................................................................... 152 09/21/91................5th..................Steve Tomsic.........................Fall T.I.C./---..................................................................................... 154 04/23/91...............T3rd.................Scott Carmichael...................OVC/---............................................................................................ 226 04/23/91...............T3rd.................Kevin Applegate....................OVC/---............................................................................................ 226 04/06/91............... T1st.................Scott Carmichael...................T.I.C./---........................................................................................... 145 04/06/91...............T4th.................David Edwards......................T.I.C./---........................................................................................... 150 04/06/91...............T4th.................Johnny Inman.......................T.I.C./---........................................................................................... 150 03/12/91................4th..................Scott Carmichael...................Persimmon Hills/--.......................................................................... 147 09/25/90................1st..................Kevin Applegate....................North Alabama Invitational/--......................................................... 147 09/25/90...............T5th.................Johnny Inman.......................North Alabama Invitational/---....................................................... 150 09/18/90................1st..................Ronnie Hickman....................Fall T.I.C./---..................................................................................... 150 04/25/90................1st..................Tom Pack...............................Springbrook Classic/---.................................................................... 138 04/24/90...............T2nd................Bobby Hudson......................Springbrook Classic/---.................................................................... 143 04/24/90...............T2nd................Jay Underwood.....................Springbrook Classic/---.................................................................... 143 04/07/90............... T1st.................Tom Pack...............................T.I.C./---.............................................................................................72 04/07/90............... T1st.................Bobby Hudson......................T.I.C./---.............................................................................................72 03/26/90...............T2nd................Tom Pack...............................Smoky Mountain Invitational/---..................................................... 151 11/12/89...............T4th.................Jay Underwood.....................Wallace Invitational/---................................................................... 143 10/20/89................1st..................Johnny Inman.......................Shorter College Fall Classic/---......................................................... 150 04/21/89................2nd.................Terry Goad.............................Springbrook Classic/---.................................................................... 147 04/21/89...............T3rd.................Tim Coffey.............................Springbrook Classic/---.................................................................... 148 04/16/89................3rd..................Tim Coffey.............................Eagle Classic/---............................................................................... 218 04/08/89...............T2nd................Terry Goad.............................T.I.C./--..............................................................................................76 04/08/89...............T4th.................Kevin Best.............................T.I.C./---.............................................................................................77 04/08/89...............T4th.................Tim Coffey.............................T.I.C./--..............................................................................................77 10/25/88...............T2nd................Tim Coffey.............................Nashboro/Bison Classic/---.............................................................. 151 10/11/88...............T5th.................Tim Coffey.............................MTSU Invitational/---....................................................................... 145 05/08/88...............T8th.................Bobby Hudson......................OVC/Stonehenge Golf Club.............................................................. 232 04/23/88................2nd.................Tom Pack...............................Springbrook Collegiate/---............................................................... 145 04/23/88...............T6th.................Terry Goad.............................Springbrook Collegiate/---............................................................... 149 04/16/88................1st..................Jim Cornelius.........................Eagle Classic/Kentucky Dam Village................................................. 219 04/16/88...............T6th.................Tom Pack...............................Eagle Classic/Kentucky Dam Village................................................. 226 03/15/88................6th..................Bobby Hudson......................Persimmon Hills Collegiate Classic/--............................................... 160

Date............Place.......... Player.......................Tournament/Course.......................................Score --/--/87..................3rd..................Tom Pack...............................Tri-State Classic/Pickwick State Park................................................ 146 --/--/87..................4th..................Jim Cornelius.........................Tri-State Classic/Pickwick State Park................................................ 147 --/--/87.................T2nd................Jim Cornelius.........................Shorter Invitational/--..................................................................... 147 --/--/87.................T7th.................Tom Pack...............................Shorter Invitational/--..................................................................... 152 --/--/87.................10th.................Bobby Hudson......................Shorter Invitational/--..................................................................... 153 --/--/87.................T2nd................Jim Cornelius.........................Graysburg Golf Tournament/--......................................................... 148 --/--/87.................T2nd................Bobby Hudson......................Graysburg Golf Tournament/--......................................................... 148 04/24/87................6th..................Mike Morgan.........................Paul J. Walker Spring Break Collegiate Classic.................................. 147 04/11/87................5th..................Jim Cornelius.........................Tenn. Intercollegiate........................................................................ 146 04/11/87................6th..................Tom Pack...............................Tenn. Intercollegiate........................................................................ 151 04/06/87............... T1st.................Jim Cornelius.........................U. of the South(dual match)............................................................... 74 04/06/87............... T1st.................Tom Pack...............................U. of the South(dual match)............................................................... 74 04/04/87................3rd..................Bobby Hudson......................Eagle Classic..................................................................................... 186 04/04/87................6th..................Jim Cornelius.........................Eagle Classic..................................................................................... 188 03/28/87...............T5th.................Jim Cornelius.........................Eagle Smokey Mtn. Invitational/Graysburg CC................................. 148 03/28/87...............T5th.................Bobby Hudson......................Eagle Smokey Mtn. Invitational/Graysburg CC................................. 148 03/20/87................2nd.................Jim Cornelius.........................Shorter Classic................................................................................. 147 03/20/87................6th..................Tom Pack...............................Shorter Classic................................................................................. 151 03/20/87................9th..................Bobby Hudson......................Shorter Classic................................................................................. 153 10/29/86................3rd..................Bobby Hudson......................Fall Shorter Classic........................................................................... 149 10/14/86................2nd.................Tom Pack...............................UT Martin Tri-State Classic/Pickwick State Park................................ 144 04/21/86................2nd.................Erich Manford.......................Shorter Classic................................................................................. 147 04/05/86...............T5th.................Tom Pack...............................Eagle Classic..................................................................................... 225 04/12/86................3rd..................Tom Pack...............................Tenn. Intercollegiate........................................................................ 144 05/11/86...............T5th.................Erich Mumford......................OVC Championships......................................................................... 230 10/20/85................9th..................Tom Pack...............................Purdue Invitational.......................................................................... 222 10/20/85..............T10th................Tim Coffey.............................Purdue Invitational.......................................................................... 225 --/--/85..................1st..................Bill Hickey.............................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 147 --/--/85..................6th..................Mark Morman.......................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 154 03/10/85................2nd.................Bill Hickey.............................Kennesaw College Invitational......................................................... 163 04/13/85................1st..................Erich Munford.......................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 143 04/13/85................2nd.................Bill Hickey.............................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 147 04/13/85................6th..................Mike Wells.............................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 149 04/13/85................9th..................Tim Coffey.............................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 150 04/13/85...............10th.................Britt Jared.............................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 151 10/07/84................8th..................Bill Hickey.............................Eastern Kentucky Classic.................................................................. 222 10/02/84................6th..................Jim Cornelius.........................Goodyear Invitational...................................................................... 155 10/02/84...............10th.................Bill Hickey.............................Goodyear Invitational...................................................................... 156 --/--/84..................1st..................Mark Norman........................Fairfield Glade................................................................................... 73 --/--/84..................2nd.................Bill Hickey.............................Fairfield Glade................................................................................... 74 --/--/84..................3rd..................Randy Herring.......................Fairfield Glade................................................................................... 75 --/--/84..................3rd..................Randy Herring.......................Shorter Classic...................................................................................72 --/--/84..................3rd..................Bill Hickey.............................Smokey Mtn. Invitational................................................................. 154 --/--/84..................1st..................Bill Hickey.............................Lee College Invitational................................................................... 142 --/--/84.................T5th.................Bill Hickey.............................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 154 --/--/84.................T5th.................Randy Herring.......................T.I.C.................................................................................................. 154 04/17/83...............T5th.................Mark Norman........................Sewanee Invitational/Sewanee CC................................................... 113 04/09/83................3rd..................Bill Hickey.............................Lee College Invitational/Rollinghills CC............................................ 149 04/09/83................4th..................John Reeve............................Lee College Invitational/Rollinghills CC............................................ 152 o4/09/83................5th..................Mark Norman........................Lee College Invitational/Rollinghills CC............................................ 153 04/09/83................6th..................Randy Herring.......................Lee College Invitational/Rollinghills CC............................................ 156 04/02/83................1st..................Bill Hickey.............................Carson-Newman Invitational/Smokey Mtn. CC................................ 154 03/27/83................1st..................John Reeve............................Shorter College/R.C. Invitational/Coosa CC....................................... 150 Note: Some dates are missing

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2011-12 Golden Eagle Team Photo / Roster

The 2011-12 Golden Eagles

From left: Madalyn Everts, Katy Beth Glover, Amber Shepherd, Amanda Randolph, Brandy VanEtten and Katherine Bell.

2011- 12 Golden Eagle Roster Player Katherine Bell Madalyn Everts Katy Beth Glover Amanda Randolph Amber Shepherd Brandy VanEtten

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

Ht. Hometown 5-6 Jackson, Tenn. 5-6 Ooltewah, Tenn. 5-6 Paris, Tenn. 5-8 Cookeville, Tenn. 6-0 Caryville, Tenn. 5-6 Jacksboro, Tenn.

Major General Curriculum Mechanicl Engineering General Curriculum Pre-Pharmacy Education Business

Head Coach: Polk Brown Assistant Coach: Maegan Smith

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Meet the Golden Eagles

KATHERINE BELL Junior University School Jackson, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Katherine posted the best average of her career to-date during the 2011 fall season...figures to be in the lineup every week...strong game off the tee...plays the game very smoothly and smart...works very hard and possesses strong leadership qualities. KATHERINE’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2009-10 12.5 1034 76 82.7 2010-11 24 1956 69 81.5 2011-12 10 780 73 78.0 TOTALS 46.5 3770 69 8

AT TECH: 2011-12: Katherine played in all five events during the fall season, totaling 10 rounds of golf...tied for 10th out of 65 players with a 74-77-77=228 at the Drake Creek Invitational in September...shot a low round of 73 for the fall season in the first round of the Great Smokies Intercollegiate in September...finished the fall season with a team-best 78.0 average, shaving more than three strokes off her 2010-11 average. 2010-11: Katherine qualified for all 10 events and played a total of 24 rounds. In March, she tied for third at the Belmont Invitational out of 50 participants. She shot a low round of 69 for the year, which was carded in her first round of the Great Smokies Collegiate Tournament on the 18th of September. Finished the year off with an average of 81.9. 2009-10: Katherine played in six tournaments for the Golden Eagles in her freshman season...carded 12.5 rounds and posted an 82.7 stroke average to rank fifth on the team...her low round for the season was 76, which came in the second round at both the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate (4/6) and the OVC Championships (4/23). HIGH SCHOOL: Katherine earned four letters in golf under coach Jeff Manley at University School of Jackson...Katherine finished 9th as a sophomore,12th as a junior, and 2nd as a senior at the state tournament...earning All-District and AllRegion honors all four years...including All-State honors and a state championship in 2008. PERSONAL: Daughter of Larry and Cindy Bell...born on September 10, 1990...full name is Katherine Leigh Bell.

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Meet the Golden Eagles

MADALYN EVERTS Freshman Anderson County HS Caryville, Tenn.

Invitational and again in the second round at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate, both in September...progressed steadily throughout the season, finishing with five consecutive sub-80 rounds after shooting 80 or above in her first three rounds... finished with a 78.3 average. HIGH SCHOOL: Everts graduated from Notre Dame High School, where she lettered in gold for four years under Coach Jeff Fisher. She finished fifth at the TSSAA Class A-AA State Golf Championship as a junior in 2009 and also finished third in the regional in both her junior and senior years. In her tenure with the Lady Irish, Notre Dame was a two-time regional champion. was named Most Improved player on her team as a junior. PERSONAL: Madalyn is the daughter of Bob and Peg Everts. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and was named to the Deans list in high school. Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

TEE TALK: Madalyn showed marked improvement over the 2011 fall season, her first as a Golden Eagle...gaining valuable experience as a freshman, her future is bright...very determined and diligent player...will do whatever it takes to improve. AT TECH: 2011-12: Madalyn played in four of Tech’s five fall tournaments during her freshman season...shot a low round of 74 on two occasions, first in the third round at the Drake Creek

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MADALYNS’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2011-12 8 626 74 78.3 TOTALS 8 626 74 78.3

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KATY BETH GLOVER Freshman

KATY BETH’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2010-11 22 1847 79 84.0 2011-12 9 738 74 82.0 TOTALS 10 847 79 84.7

Henry County HS Paris, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Katy Beth is a hard worker on and off the course.. smart player...has a strong short game and always looks to improve her play...very driven and goal-oriented...continues to be a promising player for Tech in her second season with the program. AT TECH: 2011-12: Katy Beth competed in all five events during the fall season, totaling nine rounds of golf...posted a low round of 74 at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate in October...went on to finish tied for 13th out of 64 golfers in the tournament...finished the fall with a stroke average of 82.0, lowering her 2010-11 average by two strokes. 2010-11: Katy beth ended her first year at Tech with an average of 84.0. Her round low of 79 came in her first round at the APSU F&M Bank Intercollegiate Tournament on October 18th and also in the first round of the EKU Lady Colonel Classic on April 9th. HIGH SCHOOL: Katy Beth comes to Tech from Henry County High School where she was the No. 1 player for the past three years...a versatile athlete, she also lettered one year on the basketball team and was an All-Mid State selection...on the golf course, she was an All-District 10AAA finisher all four seasons, won all-region honors for three years and was and was a Class AAA All-State winner in 2008. PERSONAL: The daughter of Wyatt and Kathy Glover...birthdate is August 18, 1992...full name is Katy Elizabeth Glover... undecided on her major.

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Meet the Golden Eagles

AMANDA RANDOLPH Junior Cookeville HS Cookeville, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Amanda is very long off the tee...never gives up and goes up and above of what is asked of her...very hard worker with a great attitude. AT TECH: 2011-12: Amanda played in all five of Tech’s fall tournaments, totaling 10 rounds of golf...shot a low round of 76 in her first outing of the year at the Chris Banister Gamecock Classic in September...finished tied for 17th out of 49 golfers in the event...finished with an average of 82.7, cutting down her 2010-11 average by nearly a point. 2010-11: Amanda shot her low round of 71 in the second round of the Great Smokies Collegiate Tournament on September 19th. She appeared in 9 out of 10 events events, played 20 rounds, had 1 under par and had an average of 82.8 to finish off her second year at Tech. 2009-10: Amanda made appearances at nine tournaments for Tech in her freshman season...posted a stroke average of 82.3 through 19.5 rounds of tournament play...her low round for the season was 76, which came during the first round at the Great Smokies Invitational and during the second round at the UAB Beach Blast (11/3). HIGH SCHOOL: Amanda lettered in both basketball, under coach Mindy Odom, and golf, under coach Kevin Brady... helped her Cookeville Lady Cavaliers golf team to district championships in both 2005 and 2007, along with a region championship in 2007...district and region runner-up in 2007. PERSONAL: Daughter of Raymond and Sue Ellen Randolph... born on February 8, 1991...full name is Amanda Sue Randolph...majoring in pre-pharmacy.

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AMANDA’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2009-10 19.5 1604 76 82.3 2010-11 20 1668 71 83.4 2011-12 10 827 76 82.7 TOTALS 49.5 4099 71

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AMBER SHEPHERD Sophomore Anderson County HS Caryville, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Amber is a hard worker...has potential to make consistent improvements on a year-to-year basis...very coachable...will do whatever is asked of her. AT TECH: 2011-12: Played in all five tournaments of the 2011 fall season, totaling 10 rounds of golf...shot a season-low score of 73 in the first round of the Drake Creek Invitational in September...finished with an average of 81.8, besting her 2010-11 average by nearly a half-stroke. 2010-11: After her first year at Tech, Amber shows great promise with an average of 82.2...qualified for seven tournaments... played in 16 total rounds..recorded her low round of 73 in the Great Smokies Collegiate tournament during the second round. HIGH SCHOOL: Amber was a four-year starter on the girls golf team at Anderson County High School...an Honors student, she was the first player from her school to earn firstteam all-state honors, capturing that distinction as a sophomore...she repeated her first-team all-state honors as a junior and won the same honor for the third consecutive year...in her sophomore season, she was the team’s Player of the Year, placing second in the district, third in the region and sixth in the state tournament. PERSONAL: The daughter of Darrell and Sharon Shepherd... birthdate is July 7, 1992...full name is Amber Ruth Shepherd... majoring in education. AMBER’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2010-11 16 1315 73 82.2 2011-12 10 818 73 81.8 TOTALS 26 2133 73

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Meet the Golden Eagles

BRANDY VanETTEN Sophomore Anderson County HS Jacksboro, Tenn.

TEE TALK: Brandy improved by leaps and bounds from her freshman to sophomore season...is a hard worker....goes above and beyond what is asked of her...her work ethic adds promise to the rest of her career at Tech. AT TECH: 2011-12: Played in four of Tech’s five fall tournaments, totaling seven rounds of golf...shot a season-low round of 75 at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate in October...posted a fall season average of 78.6, blasting her 2010-11 average by more than five strokes, making her the most improved player on Tech’s team. 2010-11: Brandy participated in seven tournaments...had a stroke average of 84.1.. played in 17 total rounds and had a low round of 74, which was received in the 3rd round of the EKU Lady Colonel Classic on April 10th. HIGH SCHOOL: Brandy helped Anderson County High School win four consecutive district championships under coach Johnny Cox...the same team also captured three regional titles and finished third in the state tournament in 2006 and 2008, and second in 2007...she finished first in the district tournament as a freshman and junior...she was fourth in the region championships all four years during high school. PERSONAL: The daughter of Willie and Robyn VanEtten... birthdate is May 4, 1992...full name is Brandy Leigh VanEtten... majoring in business.

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BRANDY’S CAREER NUMBERS Year Rounds Strokes Low Average 2010-11 17 1429 74 84.1 2011-12 7 550 75 78.6 TOTALS 24 1979 74

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Golden Eagle Tournament Champions

Tournament Championships Golden Eagle golf teams have won 23 tournament championships since 1994

Madison Denman

Year.....................Dates................... Tournament/Course........................................... Place/Field 1994..................................April 25-26........................OVC Championships/Richmond Golf Course........................................................... 1 of 3 1995..................................April 8-9............................Lady ‘Topper Invitational/Bowling Green, Ky......................................................... 1 of 4 1995..................................April 24-25........................OVC Championships/Murray Country Club............................................................. 1 of 3 1996..................................Oct. 13..............................EKU Fall Classic/ Richmond Country Club............................................................... 1 of 4 1996..................................Sept. 21-22.......................Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................................................ 1 of 8 1997..................................Oct. 19-20.........................Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................................................ 1 of 8 1997..................................Oct. 24-25.........................EKU Invitational/Arlington Golf Course.................................................................. 1 of 6 1998..................................March 30-31.....................Mercer Spring Invitational/Macon Golf Course....................................................... 1 of 6 1998..................................Sept. 14-15.......................Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course...................................................... 1 of 16 1999..................................Sept. 13-14.......................Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course...................................................... 1 of 10 1999..................................Oct. 10-11.........................Precept Intercollegiate/Clarksville Country Club.................................................... 1 of 8 1999..................................Oct. 25-26.........................Great Smokies Collegiate/Waynesville Country Club............................................ 1 of 20 2000..................................March 20-21.....................Chris Bannister Classic/Silver Lakes Golf Course................................................... 1 of 12 2000..................................April 28-30........................OVC Championship/Ironwood Golf Course............................................................. 1 of 5 2000..................................Sept. 11-12.......................Tech Lady Classic/Ironwood Golf Course............................................................... 1 of 15 2000..................................Sept. 26............................Evansville Lady Aces Invitational/Eagle Valley Golf Course..................................... 1 of 9 2000..................................Oct. 23-24.........................Great Smokies Invitational/Waynesville Country Club......................................... 1 of 20 2001..................................March 13-14.....................North/South Women’s Invitational/ Jacksonville Beach Golf Course.................... 1 of 16 2002..................................Feb. 25-26.........................Mercer Invitational / Healy Point Country Club...................................................... 1 of 6 2003 .................................Sept. 15-16.......................Tech Lady Classic / Ironwood Golf Course ............................................................ 1 of 10 2003..................................Oct. 10-11.........................EKU Lady Colonel Classic / Arlington Golf Course ................................................. 1 of 16 2004..................................Nov. 1................................TSU Fall Quadrangular / Nashboro Village Golf Course........................................... 1 of 3 2006..................................April 30.............................TSU Spring Triangular/Greystone Golf Course......................................................... 1 of 3 2008.................................Oct.20-21..........................APSU F&M Bank/Clarksville Country Club............................................................ 1 of 17

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Golden Eagle All-Tournament Honors A complete listing of Golden Eagle golfers who have earned all-tournament recognition through 2011 fall season

Golden Eagle All-Tournament Leaders (Totals are through the 2010 Fall Season/Bold are current)

Beth Underhill............... 14 Kylie Crouch.................. 12 Julie Smith...................... 11 Cherry Bevis................... 11 Ashley Beal..................... 11 Kim Spangler................. 10 Lisa Phipps....................... 9 Melanie Gray................... 9 Diana Carson................... 8 Cindy Copeland............. 7

Megan Bradford............. 6 Madison Denman.......... 6 Leslie Ferrell..................... 6 Sarah Thomas................. 4 Misty McKee.................... 3 Katrina Parker................. 3 Ashley Spangler............. 3 Carla Hazelwood............ 2 Anita Stewart.................. 2 Katherine Bell.................. 1

Year.......Player.................. Tournament..................................................................Score 1990.........Tammy Walker........Tech-Vandy Invitational/Ironwood Golf Course.................... 170 1991.........Katrina Parker.........Lady ‘Topper Invitational/Bowling Green, Ky............................88 1991.........Katrina Parker.........Samford Invitational/Birmingham, Ala..................................... 171 1991.........Melanie Gray...........Tech-Vandy Invitational/Ironwood Golf Course.................... 158 1992.........Melanie Gray...........Winthrop Invitational/Rock Hill, S.C........................................... 152 1992.........Melanie Gray...........Lady ‘Topper Invitational/Bowling Green, Ky......................... 153 1992.........Katrina Parker.........Tech/Vandy Invitational/Ironwood Golf Course.................... 161 1992.........Lisa Phipps...............Samford Classic/Destin, Fla........................................................... 163 1993.........Lisa Phipps...............Winthrop Invitational/Rock Hill, S.C..............................................78 1994.........Lisa Phipps...............Tech/Vandy Invitational/Ironwood Golf Course.................... 157 1994.........Melanie Gray...........Murray State Invitational/Murray Country Club.......................76 1994.........Lisa Phipps...............Murray State Invitational/Murray Country Club.......................81 1994.........Melanie Gray...........OVC Championships/Richmond Country Club..................... 163 1994.........Lisa Phipps...............OVC Championships/Richmond Country Club..................... 164 1994.........Amy Waters..............OVC Championships/Richmond Country Club..................... 167 1994.........Melanie Gray...........Tech/Vandy Classic/Ironwood Golf Course............................. 155 1995.........Lisa Phipps...............USM Lady Eagle Classic/Hattiesburg, Miss.............................. 157 1995.........Melanie Gray...........USM Lady Eagle Classic/Hattiesburg, Miss.............................. 158 1995.........Lisa Phipps...............EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Richmond Country Club............. 163 1995.........Melanie Gray...........Lady ‘Topper Invitational/Bowling Green, Ky............................72 1995.........Lisa Phipps...............Murray Invitational/Murray Country Club............................... 158 1995.........Lisa Phipps...............OVC Championships/Murray Country Club...............................77 1995.........Melanie Gray...........OVC Championships/Murray Country Club...............................79 1995.........Misty McKee............EKU Fall Classic/Richmond Country Club...................................76 1995.........Anita Stewart..........EKU Fall Classic/Richmond Country Club...................................80 1995.........Amy Waters..............EKU Fall Classic/Richmond Country Club...................................80 1995.........Misty McKee............Mercer Invitational/Macon, Ga.................................................... 170 1996.........Misty McKee............OVC Championships/Ironwood Golf Course.......................... 240 1996.........Angie Thompson...Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................ 162 1996.........Ashley Beal..............Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................ 162 1996.........Anita Stewart..........Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................ 164 1996.........Jenny Rushing........Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................ 165 1997.........Ashley Beal..............Western Carolina Invitational/Cleghorn Plantation............. 166 1997.........Ashley Beal..............Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................ 153

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Julie Smith

Katie Taylor...................... 1 Natasha Bolton............... 1 Megan French................. 1 Brandy Stout................... 1 Angie Thompson........... 1 Brandy Lambert............. 1 Jenny Rushing................ 1 Amy Waters...................... 1 Tammy Walker................ 1

Year.......Player.................. Tournament..................................................................Score 1997.........Brandy Lambert.....Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................ 166 1997.........Cindy Copeland.....Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................ 167 1997.........Kylie Crouch............Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC................................ 168 1997.........Ashley Beal..............EKU Invitational/Arlington Golf Course................................... 158 1997.........Cindy Copeland.....EKU Invitational/Arlington Golf Course................................... 165 1998.........Ashley Beal..............Murray State Invitational/Miller Memorial.................................79 1998.........Kim Spangler...........Murray State Invitational/Miller Memoria..................................80 1998.........Leslie Ferrell.............Murray State Invitational/Miller Memorial.................................81 1998.........Leslie Ferrell.............McDonalds Lady Tiger Invitational/Castlewoods GC.......... 152 1998.........Leslie Ferrell.............Southern Mississippi Lady Invitational/Laurel CC................ 157 1998.........Leslie Ferrell.............Mercer Spring Invitational/Macon Golf Course..................... 147 1998.........Kim Spangler...........Mercer Spring Invitational/Macon Golf Course..................... 154 1998.........Cherry Bevis............Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course..................... 148 1998.........Leslie Ferrell.............Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course..................... 148 1998.........Cindy Copeland.....Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course..................... 153 1998.........Ashley Beal..............Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course..................... 153

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Golden Eagle All-Tournament Honors Year.......Player.................. Tournament..................................................................Score 1998.........Leslie Ferrell.............Lady Racer Classic/Miller Memorial Golf Course................... 154 1998.........Ashley Beal..............Lady Razorback Invitational/Pinnacle Golf Course.............. 156 1998.........Kylie Crouch............EKU Invitational/Arlington Golf Course................................... 160 1999.........Kylie Crouch............OVC Championship/Miller Memorial Golf Course............... 246 1999.........Cherry Bevis............Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course..................... 146 1999.........Kim Spangler...........Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course..................... 154 1999.........Cherry Bevis............Lady Racer Classic/Francis E. Miller Memorial CC................. 150 1999.........Cindy Copeland.....Lady Racer Classic/Francis E. Miller Memorial CC................. 154 1999.........Cherry Bevis............Precept Intercollegiate/Clarksville Country Club.................. 150 1999.........Ashley Beal..............Precept Intercollegiate/Clarksville Country Club.................. 156 1999.........Cindy Copeland.....Precept Intercollegiate/Clarksville Country Club.................. 156 1999.........Cherry Bevis............Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course........................... 156 1999.........Ashley Beal..............Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course........................... 158 1999.........Kylie Crouch............Great Smokies Challenge/Waynesville Country Club......... 152 1999.........Cindy Copeland.....Great Smokies Challenge/Waynesville Country Club......... 155 2000.........Ashey Beal................Murray State Invitational/Miller Golf Course.............................80 2000.........Cindy Copeland.....Murray State Invitational/Miller Golf Course.............................80 2000.........Kim Spangler...........OVC Women’s Championship/Ironwood Golf Course......... 234 2000.........Ashley Beal..............OVC Women’s Championship/Ironwood Golf Course......... 235 2000.........Cherry Bevis............OVC Women’s Championship/Ironwood Golf Course......... 239 2000.........Kim Spangler...........Tech Lady Classic/Ironwood Golf Course................................. 153 2000.........Cherry Bevis............Tech Lady Classic/Ironwood Golf Course................................. 155 2000.........Kylie Crouch............Tech Lady Classic/Ironwood Golf Course................................. 156 2000.........Cherry Bevis............Evansville Invitational/Eagle Valley Golf Course......................79 2000.........Kim Spangler...........Evansville Invitational/Eagle Valley Golf Course......................80 2000.........Kylie Crouch............Evansville Invitational/Eagle Valley Golf Course......................80 2000.........Kylie Crouch............Precept Invitational/Clarksville Country Club........................ 152 2000.........Cherry Bevis............Precept Invitational/Clarksville Country Club........................ 158 2000.........Kim Spangler...........Eastern Kentucky Fall Invitational/Arlington.......................... 147 2000.........Kylie Crouch............Eastern Kentucky Fall Invitational/Arlington.......................... 148 2000.........Cherry Bevis............Great Smoky Invitational/Waynesville Country Club.......... 143 2001.........Kylie Crouch............North/South Invitational/Jacksonville Beac........................... 154 2001.........Kim Spangler...........North/South Invitational/Jacksonville Beach........................ 154 2001.........Cherry Bevis............Chris Bannister Classic/Silver Lakes Golf Course......................79 2001.........Kylie Crouch............UAB Lady Blazer Classic/Inverness Country Club....................77 2001.........Kylie Crouch............EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course.................. 225 2001.........Kim Spangler...........EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course.................. 228 2001.........Cherry Bevis............EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course.................. 230 2001.........Kylie Crouch............OVC Championships/Swan Lake Golf Course........................ 228 2001.........Kim Spangler...........OVC Championships/Swan Lake Golf Course........................ 228 2001.........Julie Smith...............Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course..................... 158 2002.........Julie Smith...............Mercer Invitational/Healy Point Country Club....................... 162 2002.........Natasha Bolton.......Mercer Invitational/Healy Point Country Club....................... 164 2002.........Brandy Stout...........Mercer Invitational/Healy Point Country Club....................... 169 2002.........Julie Smith...............OVC Championships/Country Club of Paducah................... 239 2002.........Julie Smith...............Butler Fall Invitational/Eagle Creek Golf Course................... 236 2002.........Sarah Thomas.........Butler Fall Invitational/Eagle Creek Golf Course.................. 236 2002.........Julie Smith ..............EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course.................. 147 2002.........Julie Smith...............Great Smokies Invitational/Waynesville CC............................ 148 2002 ........Julie Smith...............Austin Peay Precept/Clarksville Country Club....................... 157 2003.........Julie Smith...............Blade Sportswear/Healy Point Country Club......................... 158

Year.......Player.................. Tournament..................................................................Score 2003.........Sarah Thomas.........Lady Racer Classic/Miller Golf Course....................................... 155 2003.........Brandy Stout...........Samford Lady Bulldog/Timberline Golf Course..................... 149 2003.........Beth Underhill........TTU Lady Classic/Ironwood Golf Course ................................. 153 2003.........Julie Smith ..............TTU Lady Classic/Ironwood Golf Course.................................. 157 2003.........Beth Underhill........Lipscomb Invitational/Bear Trace at Tims Ford...................... 150 2003.........Sarah Thomas.........Lipscomb Invitational/Bear Trace at Tims Ford...................... 154 2003.........Julie Smith...............EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course.................. 144 2003.........Beth Underhill........EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course.................. 148 2004.........Beth Underhill........EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course.................. 157 2004.........Julie Smith...............OVC Championships/Country Club of Paducah................... 241 2004.........Sarah Thomas.........OVC Championships/Country Club of Paducah................... 241 2004.........Beth Underhill........Lady Indian Classic/Jonesboro Country Club...........................77 2004.........Megan French.........TSU Fall Quadrangular/Nashboro Village................................ 157 2004.........Beth Underhill........TSU Fall Quadrangular/Nashboro Village................................ 157 2005.........Beth Underhill........Buff Rock Shootout/Beat Brock Golf Course........................... 150 2005.........Beth Underhill........EKU Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course............................ 227 2005.........Beth Underhill........OVC/Country Club of Decatur..................................................... 237 2005.........Beth Underhill........Draper Invitational/Draper Valley Golf Club........................... 146 2005.........Beth Underhill........F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate/Clarksville CC...................... 157 2006.........Beth Underhill .......Big River Telephone Classic/Miller Memorial......................... 162 2006.........Beth Underhill........North/Sout/Jacksonville Beach Golf Course........................... 150 2006.........Carla Hazelwood....North/South/Jacksonville Beach Golf Course........................ 155 2006.........Beth Underhill........OVC Championships/Country Club of Paducah................... 227 2006.........Diana Carson...........EKU Colonel CLassic/Arlington Golf Course........................... 239 2006.........Madison Denman..EKU Colonel Classic......................................................................... 242 2006.........Madison Denman..F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.................................................. 160 2007.........Madison Denman..Lady Racer Classic/Miller Memorial Golf Course................... 158 2007.........Katie Taylor..............Lady Racer Classic/Miller Memorial Golf Course................... 158 2007.........Madison Denman..Samford Intercollegiate/Timberline Golf Course.................. 227 2007......... Carla Hazelwood...TSU Triangular/Greystone Golf Course........................................73 2007.........Diana Carson...........TSU Triangular/Greystone Golf Course........................................76 2007.........Madison Denman..EKU Spring Invitational/Arlington Golf Course..................... 151 2007.........Diana Carson...........IPFW Fall Classic/Deer Track Golf Course................................. 148 2007.........Ashley Spangler.....IPFW Fall Classic/Deer Track Golf Course................................. 150 2007.........Diana Carson...........APSU Intercollegiate/Clarksville Country Club.........................75 2007.........Madison Denman..Troy Invitational/Arrowhead Country Club............................ 151 2008.........Diana Carson...........Birmingham Southern Shootout...................................................78 2008.........Ashley Spangler.....Birmingham SOuthern Shootout............................................... 154 2008.........Ashley Soangler.....North/South Tournament............................................................. 153 2008.........Megan Bradford.....North/South Tournament............................................................. 154 2008.........Megan Bradford.....Draper Valley Invitational.............................................................. 145 2008.........Diana Carson...........Great Smokies Invitational............................................................ 141 2008..........Diana Carson..........APSU Invitational.............................................................................. 152 2008.........Ashley Spangler.....APSU Inviational............................................................................... 152 2009.........Megan Bradford.....Murray State Invitational............................................................... 158 2009.........Megan Bradford.....Nelson Invitational........................................................................... 228 2009.........Megan Bradford.....OVC Championship......................................................................... 233 2009.........Megan Bradford.....APSU Invitational.............................................................................. 150 2010.........Diana Carson...........Birmingham Southern Shootout................................................ 153 2011.........Katherine Bell.........Belmont Invitational...........................................................................76

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Golden Eagle All-Time Participants The Tech Sports Information Office has compiled the following list from past rosters and would appreciate any assistance in maintaining the list. If we’ve missed someone or have any years incorrect, please notify our office. Thank you!

A Sharon Anderson, 1987 B Patty Bailey, 1993-95 Jennifer Ballinger, 1989 Ashley Beal, 1997-00 Jamie Beard 2002-04

E Angela Edwards, 1990 Anna Elkins, 1998 Madalyn Everts, 2012 F Leslie Ferrell, 1998-99 Allison Frankenburg, 2003 Amy Franklin, 1997 Megan French, 2003-06 G Kayla Garrison, 2004-07 Katy Beth Glover, 2011-12 Molly Graham, 1986-87 Melanie Gray, 1991-92, 94-95

Anna Elkins

Carabeth Ball, 1988 Katherine Bell, 2010-12 Cherry Bevis, 1998-01 Michelle Bishop, 1988 Natasha Bolton, 2002-05 Megan Bradford, 2007-10 Tracy Brock, 1988 Katie Brown, 2007-10 Tammy Burton, 1988

H Kirsten Hassler, 2004-06 Carla Hazelwood, 2006-09 Hilary Helton, 1998 Tiffany Hickey, 1990 Heather Houser, 2007-09 J Paula Jackson, 1989-92 K Karen Kendall, 1986 L Brandy Lambert, 1995-98 Tammy Lane, 1987

Melanie Gray was inducted into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Stephanie Laud, 1986 Colleen Lee, 1987 M Margaret Marsh, 1998 Melanie Marshall, 1987 Kristen Martinez, 2004-06 Angela Mason, 1996 Misty McKee, 1995-96 Lacy Mitchell, 2001 Melody Moore, 2007-2009 Susan Moreau, 1991-93 Amy Mullins, 1998-01 Rachel Murphy, 1998 N Heather Neal, 1998

C Tara Cantrell, 2007 Diana Carson, 2007-10 Tracy Cash, 1989 Tiffany Chandler, 2001-02 Stephanie Clay, 2000-02 Mary Clift, 1989 Joy (Martin) Coffee, 1990-92 Cindy Copeland, 1997-00 Kylie Crouch, 1998-01 D Peni Davis, 1997 Madison Denman, 2006-09 Jennifer Denton, 1994-95 Sarah Thomas

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Kelly Norton, 1989-91 P Katrina Parker, 1991, 1993-94 Lisa Phipps, 1992-95 Karyn Priest, 1994 R Amanda Randolph, 2010-12 Mary Reid, 1996-97 Donna Reynolds, 1988 Carley Rhyne, 2008-11 Renea Riley, 1991-92 Jenny Rushing, 1997 S Amanda Seibert, 2004-06 Amber Shepherd, 201112 Leslie Short, 1993 Meredith Simpson, 1998-02 Julie Smith, 2001-04 Ashley Spangler, 2006Kim Spangler, 1998-01 Lindsay Spradlen, 2008-11 Anita Stewart, 1995-97 Brandy Stout, 2002-05 Maegan Sullivan, 2006-09 T Katie Taylor, 2007 Sarah Thomas, 2001-04


Golden Eagle All-Time Participants / Team Awards

Team Awards

Angie Thompson

Angie Thompson, 1994-97 Kristie Tolbert, 1992-93 U Beth Underhill, 2003-06 V Brandy Van Etten, 201112 W Tammy Walker, 1991, 1993 Ericka Wann, 2011 Amy Waters, 1993-96 Lori Whitaker, 1986-89 Cheryl Williams, 1986

Kayla Garrison

Most Valuable Player: 1994 - Melanie Gray 1995 - Lisa Phipps 1996 - Amy Waters 1997 - Ashley Beal 1998 - Leslie Ferrell 1999 - Kylie Crouch 2000 - Cherry Bevis 2001 - Cherry Bevis Kylie Crouch Kim Spangler 2002 - Julie Smith 2003 - Julie Smith 2004 - Julie Smith 2005 - Beth Underhill 2006 - Beth Underhill 2007 - Madison Denman 2008 - Ashley Spangler 2009 - Megan Bradford 2010 - Megan Bradford 2011 - Carley Rhyne Most Improved Player: 1994 - Angie Thompson 1995 - Amy Waters 1996 - Brandy Lambert 1997 - Cindy Copeland 1998 - Kylie Crouch 1999 - Kylie Crouch 2000 - Kim Spangler 2001 - Julie Smith 2002 - Sarah Thomas 2003 - Natasha Bolton 2004 - Beth Underhill 2005 - Kristen Martinez 2006 - Madison Denman 2007 - Ashley Spangler 2008 - Megan Bradford 2009 - Carley Rhyne 2010 - Carley Rhyne 2011 - Katy Beth Glover Most Dedicated Player: 1994 - Melanie Gray 1995 - Misty McKee 1996 - Anita Stewart 1997 - Peni Davis 1998 - Leslie Ferrell 1999 - Kylie Crouch 2000 - Cherry Bevis 2001 - Cherry Bevis Kylie Crouch 2002 - Julie Smith 2003 - Sarah Thomas Beth Underhill 2004 - Megan French 2005 - Kristen Martinez 2006 - Carla Hazelwood

2007 - Madison Denman 2008 - Madison Denman 2009 - Diana Carson 2010 - Megan Bradford 2011 - Brandy VanEtten

Impact Award: 1994 - Angie Thompson 1995 - Misty McKee 1996 - Angela Mason 1997 - Ashley Beal 1998 - Leslie Ferrell 1999 - Cherry Bevis 2000 - No award given 2001 - Julie Smith 2002 - Natasha Bolton Brandy Stout 2003 - Kristen Martinez 2004 - Kayla Garrison 2005 - None 2006 - Carla Hazelwood 2007 - Diana Carson 2009 - Carley Rhyne 2010 - Amanda Randolph 2011 - Amanda Randolph Low Average: 1994 - Melanie Gray (82.5) 1995 - Melanie Gray (80.4) 1996 - Amy Waters (86.1) 1997 - Ashley Beal (84.6) 1998 - Leslie Ferrell (80.6) 1999 - Leslie Ferrell (81.3) 2000 - Cherry Bevis (78.9) 2001 - Kylie Crouch (76.8) 2002 - Julie Smith (82.4) 2003 - Julie Smith (81.8) 2004 - Julie Smith (78.3) 2005 - Beth Underhill (79.9) 2006 - Beth Underhill (77.3) 2007 - Madison Denman (80.3) 2008 - Ashley Spangler (78.3) 2009 - Megan Bradford (77.2) 2010 - Diana Carson (78.1) 2011 - Carley Rhyne (80.1) Best Putter: 1995 - Lisa Phipps 1996 - Misty McKee 1997 - Angie Thompson 1998 - Ashley Beal 1999 - Kylie Crouch 2000 - Cindy Copeland 2001 - Kylie Crouch 2002 - Julie Smith 2003 - Julie Smith 2004 - Julie Smith 2005 - Beth Underhill 2006 - Kristen Martinez 2007 - Madison Denman 2008 - Ashley Spangler

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2009 - Madison Denman 2010 - Diana Carson 2011 - Amber Shepherd

Long Hitter: 1995 - Melanie Gray 1996 - Angela Mason 1997 - Cindy Copeland 1998 - Leslie Ferrell 1999 - Leslie Ferrell 2000 - Cherry Bevis 2001 - Cherry Bevis 2002 - Julie Smith 2003 - Julie Smith 2004 - Julie Smith 2005 - Megan French 2006 - Megan French 2007 - Ashley Spangler 2008 - Ashley Spangler 2009 - Ashley Spangler 2010 - Amanda Randolph 2011 - Katherine Bell Team Captains: 1994 - Lisa Phipps 1995 - Melanie Gray Lisa Phipps 1996 - Amy Waters 1997 - Angie Thompson Brandy Lambert 1998 - Brandy Lambert 1999 - Leslie Ferrell-Barrett 2000 - Ashley Beal Cherry Bevis 2001 - Cherry Bevis Kylie Crouch Amy Mullins Kim Spangler 2002 - Meredith Simpson 2003 - Sarah Thomas Julie Smith 2004 - Sarah Thomas Julie Smith 2005 - Natasha Bolton Brandy Stout 2006 - Megan French Kirsten Hassler Mandy Seibert Beth Underhill 2007 - Kayla Garrison 2008 - Meagan Sullivan 2009 - Meagan Sullivan Carla Hazelwood Ashley Spangler Madison Denman 2010 - Diana Carson 2011 - Carley Rhyne Lindsay Spradlen

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Golden Eagle Tournament Medalists Golden Eagle golfers have been tournament medalists 25 times since 1993 Year........ Medalist...............Tournament/Site........................................................................ Score 1993.......... Lisa Phipps.............. Winthrop Invitational/Rock Hill, S.C.................................................................78 1994.......... Melanie Gray.......... Murray State Invitational/Murray Country Club..........................................76 1995.......... Lisa Phipps.............. OVC Championship/Murray Country Club....................................................77 1995.......... Amy Waters............. EKU Fall Classic/Richmond Country Club......................................................76 1997.......... Angie Thompson.. Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC...................................78-74—162 1997.......... Kim Spangler.......... Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course.........................76-76—152 1997.......... Ashley Beal.............. Cumberland Fall Invitational/London CC...................................74-79—153 1998.......... Ashley Beal.............. Murray State Invitational/Miller Memorial GC.............................................79 1998.......... Leslie Ferrell............ Mercer Spring Invitational/Macon Golf Course........................72-75—147 1998.......... Cherry Bevis (t1st).Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course.........................73-75—148 1998.......... Leslie Ferrell (t1st).Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course.........................75-73—148 1999.......... Cherry Bevis ........... Tennessee Tech Classic/Ironwood Golf Course.........................70-76—146 1999.......... Cherry Bevis............ Precept Intercollegiate/Clarksville Country Club.....................71-79—150 1999.......... Kylie Crouch............ Great Smokies Collegiate/Waynesville Country Club.............74-78—152 2000.......... Kim Spangler.......... OVC Championship/Ironwood Golf Course.........................77-79-78—234 2000.......... Kim Spangler.......... Tech Lady Classic/Ironwood Golf Course....................................75-78—153 2000.......... Cherry Bevis............ Evansville Lady Aces Invitational/Eagle Valley Golf Course....................79 2000.......... Kylie Crouch............ Precept Invitational/Clarksville Country Club...........................77-75—152 2000.......... Cherry Bevis............ Great Smokies Invitational/Waynesville Country Club..........70-73—143 2001.......... Kylie Crouch............ EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course...............77-76-72—225 2002.......... Julie Smith............... Precept Intercollegiate/Clarksville Country Club ....................78-19—157 2003.......... Beth Underhill........ Lipscomb Intercollegiate/Bear Trace at Tims Ford ..................78-72—150 2003.......... Julie Smith............... EKU Lady Colonel Classic/Arlington Golf Course ....................74-70—144 2004.......... Megan French........ TSU Fall Quadrangular/Nashboro Village...................................79-78—157 2007.......... Madison Denman.EKU Spring Invitational/Arlington Golf Course..........................75-76--151 2009.......... Megan Bradford.... APSU Invitataional/Clarksville Country Club...............................78-72--150

Golden Eagle Medalists in Dual Matches

Golden Eagle Medalist Leaders Golden Eaglette players who have won tournament medalist honors:

Cherry Bevis................................................5 Kim Spangler..............................................3 Kylie Crouch...............................................3 Ashley Beal..................................................2 Leslie Ferrell................................................2 Lisa Phipps..................................................2 Julie Smith .................................................2 Megan Bradford........................................1 Madison Denman.....................................1 Megan French............................................1 Melanie Gray..............................................1 Amy Waters.................................................1 Angie Thompson......................................1 Beth Underhill...........................................1

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Ashley Beal

Year....... Medalist................Opponent/Site........................Score 1986.........Cheryl Williams....... Vanderbilt/Nashville, Tenn................91 1986.........Cheryl Williams....... Austin Peay /Cookeville CC...............78 1990.........Joy Martin................. Cincinnati/Ironwood Golf Course...79 1990.........Joy Martin................. Cincinnati/Ironwood Golf Course...87 1990.........Katrina Parker.......... Tulane /Ironwood Golf Course.........84 1992.........Susan Moreau.......... Samford/Birmingham, Ala.................40 1994.........Melanie Gray............ Murray/Ironwood Golf Course.........82

Cherry Bevis has won the most medalist honors

Tech’s first medalist: Cheryl Williams

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

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

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university administration Dr. Robert (Bob)

BELL

UNIVERSITY OF Florida 1969

v University President

Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell, now in his 12th year as President of Tennessee Tech, is an avid supporter of TTU and Ohio Valley Conference sports. He spent 2010-11 as the chair the OVC President’s Board of Directors. Bell became TTU’s President in 2000 after serving as dean, associate dean, assistant dean, and a chairperson in the university’s College of Business. After taking the post, he oversaw the reorganization of the athletics department, bringing in a full-time athletics director for the first time in almost 20 years. He has also been involved in statewide economic development on behalf of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, working on the THEC master plan focusing on links among higher education and stakeholders in business, health care and state government. Bell has served four terms on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award’s Board of Examiners and was appointed a charter member of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence in 1992, serving on the group’s panel of judges from 1994 to 2005. He

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

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athletics administration Mark

WILSON

University of Maine 1991

v Director of Athletics

Mark Wilson’s first seven years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have been highlighted by vision, energy, and enthusiasm. Those factors have facilitated growth and excellence in all areas and have placed the focus on generating a better student-athlete experience. Wilson recently completed an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council, a position which gave the Ohio Valley Conference, TTU and Wilson a voice in a variety of strategic decisions that can affect intercollegiate athletics. Wilson, 42, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first seven years, including enhanced facilities and fund raising, high profile staff additions, and compliance and academic success. Under Wilson’s guidance, the program has continued to focus on the academic success of its student-athletes, with soaring numbers each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Tech’s studentathletes have achieved their highest overall combined semester GPAs. Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past four years Tech has completed several construction projects to athletic facilities, including resurfacing the outdoor tennis courts, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms and locker rooms, and new lights at Tucker Stadium. Athletics opened a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center and in the spring held a Grand Opening on the new Athletic Performance Center on the western edge of campus (see pages 2-3). Additional building plans call for a new student-athlete center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary resources for Tech’s student-athletes, coaches and staff.

All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. Wilson was named Director of Athletics on July 1, 2004. He came to Tennessee Tech from Ohio University. Since his first day at Tech, Wilson has made rapid and steady progress. He began by restructuring the department and implemented plans for a better student-athlete experience. In addition, athletics launched a dynamic new website, gained NCAA certification and was found in complete compliance, created a far-reaching “WIN” program for academic success, opened an entertaining and popular Tailgate Park, and started plans for two capital projects. Before going to Ohio, Mark served as the Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of Massachusetts. He also worked as a graduate assistant in the UMass athletic department and interned with the Northwestern University ticketing and marketing departments. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Maine in physical education and health, and earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. Mark has two daughters, Katey (16) and Meaghan (11).

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athletics staff Athletics Administration

Leveda Birdwell Corporate Sales and Marketing

Kevin Bostian Associate A.D./ Development

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

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

Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Steve Payne

Basketball (W) Sytia Messer

CC & Track Tony Cox

Football Watson Brown

Soccer Daniel Brizard

Softball Tory Acheson

Tennis (M) Kenny Doyle

Volleyball John Blair

Ticket Office

Sandy Zimmerman

Kim Meredith

Development

Strength & Conditioning

Marketing & Sales

Amber Cockrill

Chip Pugh

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Jessica Morgan

Kim Nash

Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Special Events

Golden Eagle Head Coaches

Golf (M/W) Polk Brown

Facilities

Tyler Birdwell

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Patrena Hicks

Dr. Lance Jasitt Assistant A.D./ Academics

Debbie Parker

Debbie Turnbow

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u One of the “Top Southern Public Universities” by U.S. News & World Report u One of the “Best Southeastern Universities” and “America’s Best College Values” by The Princeton Review u Among “America’s 100 Best College Buys” by Institutional Research and Evaluations, Inc. Where Quality Counts

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

Why we're the Golden Eagles

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

Campus Life

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

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

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

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

JASITT

Penn State University,1978

v Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare

Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare. He has served in compliance and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics Department since 1998. Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech’s varsity student-athletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty. A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes. In addition to his administrative role within Athletics, Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and

literacy at all age levels. He was the 2008-09 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is still actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State University in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 30 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian recently received his second degree from Tech, this one in Environmental Geology. Meagan is a senior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Amber Shepherd (top) and Greg Kitts (bottom) were among the golfers named as Wendy’s Scholar-Athletes during 2011-12

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

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

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

Marilyn Borch-Jensen Academic Advisement Secretary

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

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

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

Joe

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His first full-time position was Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University prior to joining the Tech staff. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the CRMC Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter. University. Erdeljac previously served as an During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colofor seven years, and worked for nine years rado Springs, working with the basketball teams and other with high school athletes for the Cookeville Olympic team members. A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Regional Medical Center. (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Asso Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basket- ciation (SEATA) and recently completed a term as president of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). ball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. He was recently re-appointed by the governor to the A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac began his career in 1988 while an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers, a post he’ll fill through a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a gradu- 2014. Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, ate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree in born on December 15, 2008. 1989.

Assistant Athletic Trainers JAKE FOX --

Jake Fox

Jake Fox, a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for two years, became an assistant athletics trainer at Tennessee Tech University in 2010. Fox earned his masters degree in clinical exercise physiology while at Chattanooga, receiving it in May. A native of Canandaigua, N.Y., Fox earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from East Carolina University where he worked with the football, volleyball and baseball teams, and also with high school teams in the area. He served as a graduate assistant in athletics at Chattanooga for two years. Prior to beginning his collegiate studies, Fox had more than 10 years of service in the U.S. Army, spending his time on active duty as a paratrooper and combat medic. He was in Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2003 to 2005.

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Jessica Vaughan

RANDI KAPLAN --

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Adam Graham joined the Sports Medicine staff in 2011 as assistant athletic trainer. A graduate of Western Carolina with a master’s degree from West Virginia, Graham is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., and a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. As part of the WCU Athletic Training program, Graham had a stronghold on the department’s annual honors, winning the Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior awards. After graduation, he spent one year in an internship position at Georgia Tech where he worked primarily with the Yellow Jacket football team. During 2010-11, Graham worked toward his master’s degree and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia University. His coverage with Mountaineer teams was with the baseball, cross country, track and football teams. He holds membership in several regional associations, and is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Jessica Vaughan joined the Tennessee Tech athletic training staff in October 2011. A native of Camano Island, Wash., Vaughan did her undergraduate work at Washington State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training. From there, she attended graduate school at Seattle University, where she earned a Master of Sport Administration with a concentration in Leadership. While at Seattle, Vaughan served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer working primarily with baseball and men’s and women’s track and cross country. In her summers, Vaughan worked with the Bellingham Bells, a collegiate summer baseball team in Bellingham, Wash., which plays in the West Coast League. Vaughan resides in Cookeville.

Randi Kaplan

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 Salisbury, Md., Kaplan received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Albany in 2004 and went to graduate school at the University of Buffalo. From 2007 to 2010, Randi was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Newberry College. While there, she spent an extended period of time serving as the acting Head Athletic Trainer, and became proficient in numerous additional staff duties including insurance coordinator and staff liaison. In October 2010, she was selected as Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Maryland-Eastern 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 and the Maryland Athletic Trainer’s Association.

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

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

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant

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

Medical Support Staff

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

Dr. Mike Huddleston Team Optometrist

Graduate Assistants Left: Ali Bush Right: Chuck Cushman

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

Dr. William C. Francis Athletic Training Complex 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-theart facility is located in the east side of Tucker Stadium. A 1953 Tech graduate who served as the football team’s captain and was president of the student body, Dr. Francis was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Dr. Francis passed away on October 13, 1996.

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

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

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PUGH v Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ohio, 2000

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

and women’s soccer. He also assisted coach Ethan Reeve, currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest, with football while at Ohio. After leaving Ohio University he became the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Marietta (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant football coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta College he also served as a campus minister to the college. Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts personal training classes open to the public using the CrossFit methods. Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were married July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit. The couple has one daughter, Rory Love Pugh, born October 16, 2010.

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

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

Assistant Strength Coaches

Train Athleticism Many factors are included in athleticism: strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, coordination, fitness level and mental toughness are just a few. It is the goal to maximize an athlete’s overall athleticism. Rich Froning Train as a Team When teams train together, it provides another opportunity to develop chemistry, teamwork, leadership skills and a competitive environment. Within this competitive environment, teams can work on mental toughness, attacking the weights and maintaining a positive attitude. By enabling athletes to work on these things as a team, it helps to promote a stronger sense of unity, therefore making it harder to “fold” under pressure. Make workouts short and intense There are many philosophies on how to get athletes stronger, faster and more flexible. But, when combined, these philosophies have the same three underlying principles: a) The workouts should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense

Elijah Muhammad

Dan Bailey

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

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GOLDEN EAGLE athletics Building a Better Athlete is the goal of Tech’s new Athletic Performance Center In the Spring, Tennessee Tech held Grand Opening for its brand new, state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Center for Golden Eagle student-athletes. The 25,000 square-foot facility will benefit every Golden Eagle student-athlete. Considered as the finest such facility in the Ohio Valley Conference, the APC features 10,000 square-feet for the new strength & conditioning room and 10,000 squarefeet for indoor practice facility. At an estimated cost of $2 million, the facility is located west of the softball complex close to Pine Ave. To help Tech’s student-athletes by providing support for the purchase of equipment, please contact Kevin Bostian, Associate Athletic Director for Development, either by phone (931-372-3929) or email him at: KBostian@tntech.du.

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

1984 Inductees Edward F. Etzel (1971-74)--Rifle William C. Francis (1949-52)--Football Don Cook (1948-51)--Baseball, Basketball Tommy Hackler (1959-60)--Football Edd Zegarski (1942, 1947-48)--Football, Track 1985 Inductees Earl Carrier (1929-34)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Ray Carter (1970-73)--Rifle Homer Hamdorff (1936-39)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Charles (Chuck) Kriese (1970-72)--Tennis 1986 Inductees Glen (Pete) Davis (1938-42)--Basketball, Football Elois Grooms (1972-75)--Football Mike Hennigan (1971-72)--Football Ron Shumate (1957-61)--Baseball, Basketball 1987 Inductees R.L. Highers (1940-43)--Football, Baseball Basketball Frank Jones (1972-76)--Basketball L.C. (Lusk) Stubblefield (1938-42)--Football Baseball 1988 Inductees Everett Derryberry (1940-74)--Administration Herbie Merritt (1956-59)--Basketball Dana Winningham (1972-75)--Football Kenneth (Moe) Wright (1955-57)--Football 1989 Inductees Noble Cody (1952-90)--Athletics James M. Gaylor (1951, 1955-57)--Football, Baseball Gayle Burgess-Hastings (1975-76)--Basketball James G. (Red) Jarell (1944, 46-49)--Football, Basketball 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

1981 Inductees Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics

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

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

1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Volleyball

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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


individual honors

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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)

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

An Honored Staff Tory Acheson - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 2003, 2006 John Blair - Women’s Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 Matt Bragga - Baseball TBCA Coach of the Year - 2009 OVC Coach of the Year - 2010 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Watson Brown - Football OVC Coach of the Year - 2011 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994

Meffert

Swansey

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

NICE WEATHER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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m e d i a re l a t i o n s Rob

SCHABERT v Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Information and Broadcasting St. Cloud State, 1977 Heading into his 30th year on the Tennessee Tech athletics staff, Rob Schabert is assistant athletics director for sports information and broadcasting. He joined the Tech staff on Sept. 8, 1982, and has been going full-speed ever since, working not only in publicizing Tech’s studentathletes and staff but also in promotions and marketing for the athletics department. In September 2008 he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at Minnesota State University (Mankato). An active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), he has attended the organization’s annual workshop in 29 of his 35 years in the profession. He has served on numerous CoSIDA committees, including Ethics, Academic All-America and Writing, and he currently serves on the Olympic Liaison Committee. In 2004, he was voted winner of the university’s Outstanding Professional Award, and in July 2005 was promoted to his current title. A tireless worker, Schabert has won dozens of national publications and writing awards, including “Best in the Nation” from USA Volleyball for his annual media guide six times. Schabert, 55, has established several programs within the department. He created the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 1987 and initiated the President’s Awards program in 1991. He also established the Woman of the Year/Man of the Year awards along with the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete awards. He is active in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame selection process and serves as the emcee of the annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Schabert has promoted the selection of numerous Tech Academic All-Americans and is extremely active in promoting both the academic and athletic accomplishments of Tech’s student-athletes. Another wing of his operation is the day-to-day production and operations of the vast Tech athletics web site, TTUsports.com. Rob and his staff also serve as the hosts to all media attending athletics events on campus. Over the past several years, many of the interns who have worked for Schabert have moved into full-time positions in the Sports Information profession at a wide variety of colleges and universities, including Appalachian State, UAB, Xavier, Idaho, Texas State and the University of New Mexico. A Minnesota native who learned the trade under the guidance of his father, Bob (a long-time Minnesota Sportswriter), Rob earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in 1977, spent one year in the Minnesota Twins public relations office, and was SID for five years at Mankato State University. He was a charter member of the St. Cloud chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalist. In 2002, Rob was a volunteer with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee as a member of the Press Operations staff. Rob and his wife, Joan, have two grown children who are also in the public relation business -- Matt (Morehead State sports information) and Kristen (U.S. Army public affairs). They also have one grandson, Jacob.

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

of Tennessee Tech, has returned to his alma mater to work with the TTU Sports Information staff. He will work in new media, coordinating social media efforts, blogs, and radio and video broadcasts. A native of Lenoir City, Tenn., Goodwin, 23, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and pre-law with an emphasis in sports media. During his tenure at TTU, Goodwin served as sports editor for The Oracle, Tech’s weekly student newspaper, where he covered each of Tech’s then 16 intercollegiate teams. He also held the title of assistant sports editor of The Eagle, the TTU yearbook, and was a disc jockey on WTTU 88.5 fm in Cookeville. Goodwin worked as an undergraduate student in the sports information department from 2007-2010 while attending Tech. His responsibilities ranged from writing and designing media guides to public address and radio broadcasts. He serves as one of the voices of the Golden Eagle Sports Network, providing sideline color and information during football broadcasts.

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FOLLOWING TECH GOLF 2011-12 Schedules 2012 Men’s Golf Spring Schedule

March 5-6 at Samford Intercollegiate Birmingham, Ala. Hoover Country Club March 12-13 at Grover Page Classic Jackson, Tenn. Jackson Country Club March 26-27 at North Alabama Spring Classic Muscle Shoals, Ala. Fighting Joe Golf Course April 9-10 at Grub Mart Invitational Glencoe, Ala. Silver Lakes Country Club April 16-17 at TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate Old Hickory, Tenn. Hermitage Golf Course April 26-28 at OVC Championships Dickson, Tenn. Greystone Golf Club

2012 Women’s Golf Spring Schedule

March 19-20 at 2012 Pinehurst Challenge Pinehurst, N.C. Pinehurst Resort No. 6 March 25-26 at Low Country Intercollegiate Hilton Head Isle, S.C. Moss Creek Golf Club April 2-3 at Belmont Invitational Old Hickory, Tenn. Old Hickory Country Club April 9-10 at Samford Intercollegiate Oneonta, Ala. Limestone Springs Golf Club April 22-24 at OVC Championships Dickson, Tenn. Greystone Golf Club

WELCOME to TENNESSEE TECH Women’s and Men’s Golf / 2011-2012 The Tennessee Tech University Sports Information Office works diligently to make things easier for members of the media covering Tech golf, and fans and friends keeping current on the team, including constant updates on our web site (TTUsports.com) and this media guide. If there is something you need, please let us know by contacting our office.

Follow Tech on Facebook, Twitter Fans can now follow and support Tech Athletics through two social media outlets. The Tennessee Tech Sports Information and Marketing Departments have created a TTUsports Fan Page on Facebook, and also send regular “tweets” via Twitter. Both provide up-to-the-minute breaking news, feature stories, game previews and recaps for all Tech athletic programs. To become a fan, Facebook users can log into their accounts and type TTU Sports in the search field at the top of the page. Click on TTU Sports (type: Sports/Athletics) and click the “Like” button. On Twitter, fFans can follow TechGoldenEagle by logging on to their Twitter accounts, clicking “find people” and searching “techgoldeneagle”. Click the (+) follow button to start receiving updates from TTUsports!

Credits: The 2011-2012 Golden Eagle Golf Guide was produced by Rob Schabert, Sports Information Director, and by Tommy Dillard, Sports Information Intern. Photography by Tech Photo Services, Jim Dillon, Tony Marable and Rob Schabert.

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Information on the Web The most comprehensive information on the Tennessee Tech golf teams can be found on the official athletics website, TTUsports.com. The Sports Information Office has prepared pages featuring general information on the teams such as schedule, roster, player profiles and coaching staff. Practices All practices are open to the media. However, no interviews may be conducted during a practice. Interviews with players and coaches must be arranged, in advance, for before and after practice. Interviews with coaches Polk Brown Interviews with coach Polk Brown can be arranged any time Monday through Friday by calling the Sports Information Office. Player Interviews All player interviews must be arranged through the Sports Information Office. This policy allows us to arrange a time that will not interfere with a student-athlete’s academic schedule, which has top priority.



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