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TRACK & Best FIELD/XC 2011-12 Career Times/Distances Inside the Guide Schedules....................................................................2 Following the Golden Eagles...............................2 Career-Best Performances.....................................3 Head Coach Tony Cox.............................................4 Photo Gallery.............................................................5 Top OVC Cross Country Finishes.......................24 A.D. Honor Roll Members....................................24 President’s Award Winners..................................55 About the University...................................... 64-80 Men’s Cross Country Section Men’s Roster and Team Photo..............................6 Men’s Profiles.......................................................7-16 Men’s Cross Country Results, 2011...................17 Men’s Cross Country Times, 2011.....................18 Men’s Honors and Awards...................................19 Men’s Superlatives.................................................19

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Women’s Cross Country Section Women’s Cross Country Roster.........................20 Women’s Cross Country Team Photo..............20 Women’s Cross Country Results, 2011............21 Women’s Cross Country Times, 2011...............22 Women’s Cross Country Honors........................23 Women’s Cross Country Superlatives..............23 Women’s Track & Field Section Women’s Track & Field Team Photo..................25 Women’s Track & Field Roster.............................26 Women’s Profiles.............................................. 27-55 Women’s Indoor Record Books..........................56 Women’s Indoor Superlatives, 2011................57 Women’s Outdoor Record Book........................58 Women’s Outdoor Superlatives, 2011.............59 Individual Times & Distances, 2011........... 60-61 Women’s All-Time Top Five, Outdoors..... 62-63

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Tennessee Tech University QUICK FACTS

Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 11,768 Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Ohio Valley National Affiliation: NCAA Division I President: Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell Director of Athletics: Mark Wilson CC/Track Contact: Tommy Dillard Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Mailing Address: PO Box 5057 Cookeville, TN 38505

Key Phone Numbers Area Code is 931

Tony Cox - Head Coach: 372-3749 Mark Wilson - AD: 372-3961 Tommy Dillard - SID: 372-3293 Ben Shannon - Facilities: 372-3945 Joe Erdeljac - Trainer: 372-3934

SCHEDULES/MEDIA RELATIONS Career Best Times/Distances 2011-12 Schedules 2011 Cross Country Schedule

Sept. 3 Sept. 17 Sept. 30 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 12

Sewanee Invitational M-5th, W-5th Georgia State Invitational M-5th, W-5th TTU Invitational# M-2nd, W-2nd Jacksonville State Invitational M-6th, W-5th Evansville Invitational M-7th, W-9th OVC Championships M-7th, W-9th NCAA South Regional+ M-24th, W-27th

2012 Indoor Track Schedule

Jan. 27-28 Feb. 4 Feb. 24-25 March 8-10

East Tennessee State University of the South OVC Championships NCAA Championships*

* must qualify to enter

Johnson City, Tenn. Sewanee, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nampa, Idaho

# at Southern Hills Golf Course + at Tuscaloosa, Ala.

2012 Outdoor Track Schedule

March 23-24 Vanderbilt Black and Gold Nashville, Tenn. April 7 Jacksonville State Jacksonville, Ala. April 13-14 University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. April 14 Tennessee State Nashville, Tenn. April 20-21 Vanderbilt Invitational Nashville, Tenn. April 28 Austin Peay Clarksville, Tenn. May 4-5 OVC Championships Cape Girardeau, Mo. May 24-26 NCAA East Prelim Meet* Jacksonville, Fla. June 7-9 NCAA Championships* Des Moines, Iowa

* must qualify to enter

WELCOME to TENNESSEE TECH Cross Country in 2011 / Track & Field in 2012

Tommy Dillard

The Tennessee Tech University Sports Information Office works diligently to make things easier for members of the media covering Tech cross country and track & field, 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.

Credits: The 2011-2012 Golden Eagle Cross Country/Track & Field Media Guide was produced by Tommy Dillard, Sports Information Intern. Photography by Tech Photo Services, Jim Dillon, Tony Marable and Rob Schabert.

FOLLOWING TENNESSEE TECH TRACK & FIELD Information on the Web The most comprehensive information on the Tennessee Tech cross country and track & field teams can be found on the official athletics website, TTUsports.com. The Sports Information Office has prepared pages featuring record books, individual results and superlatives for the cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons, in addition to general information on the teams such as schedule, roster, player profiles and coaching staff. Practices Contact the sports information department if you wish to attend a practice. Interviews with Coach Tony Cox Interviews with coach Tony Cox 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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CAREER BEST TIMES/DISTANCES Career Best Times/Distances Women’s Cross Country Career Bests

Men’s Cross Country Career Bests

(Best times at 8K/5.0 miles - through 2011 season) Runner Time Meet/Year Kolbe Andrzejewski 29:58 Oct. 16, 2010 Matthew Bishop 26:51 Oct. 8, 2011 John Greene 26:17 Oct. 15, 2011 Charlie Jordan 29:30 Oct. 15, 2011 Nathan Livesey 29:51 Oct. 17, 2009 Michael Mahan 27:36 Oct. 15, 2011 Adam McLeod 27:37 Oct. 15, 2011 Matt Pennycuff 29:12 Oct. 29, 2011 Sterling Smith 28:26 Oct. 29, 2011 Nathan Snow 28:13 Oct. 16, 2010

(Best times at 5K/3.1 miles - through 2010 season) Runner Time Meet/Year Leah Bradley 19:54 Oct. 8, 2011 Brittney Brown 20:49 Oct. 16, 2010 Rebecca Cline 19:13 Oct. 16, 2010 Yeshi Dohrmann 22:38 Oct. 16, 2010 Kathryn Forbes 21:52 Oct. 8, 2011 Traci Jones 20:10 Oct. 18, 2008 Amelia McCoy 19:56 Oct. 8, 2011 Katie McCrary 21:49 Oct. 8, 2011 Beth Miller 20:00 Oct. 16, 2010 Elizabeth Mitchell 22:50 Sept. 30, 2010 Meghan O’Donaghue 20:45 Oct. 29, 2011 Kara Webb 20:12 Oct. 8, 2011 Emily Weinzetl 21:52 Oct. 9, 2010 Emily Williams 20:32 Oct. 16, 2010 Peri Winborne 19:30 Oct. 16, 2010

Track & Field - Returnees Career Bests Performances (Through 2011 season) MADISON BORDEN Indoor -Shot put - 37’ 6.75” (OVC, 2011) Weight Throw - 37’ 4” (TSU, 2011) Outdoor -Discus Throw - 133’ 3” (OVC, 2010) Hammer Throw - 116’ 3” (TSU, 2011) Javelin Throw - 70’ 11” (TTU, 2010) Shot Put - 39’ 3.25” (APSU, 2011) LEAH BRADLEY Indoor -800m - 2:30.64 (TSU, 2011) Mile - 5:42.71 (Sewanee, 2011) Outdoor -800m - 2:28.12 (OVC, 2011) 1,500m - 5:16.00 (OVC, 2011) BRITTNEY BROWN Indoor -800m - 2:44.79 (OVC, 2011) Mile - 6:08.00 (OVC, 2011) 3,000m - 12:29.28 (Sewanee, 2011) Outdoor -800m - 2:49.23 (TSU, 2011) 1500m - 5:31.40 (Vandy, 2011) REBECCA CLINE Indoor -3,000m - 11:15.79 (OVC, 2011) 5,000m - 19:53.00 (OVC, 2011) Mile Run - 5:42.09 (TSU, 2011) Outdoor -1500m - 5:06.10 (APSU, 2011) 3000m - 11:01.06 (Vandy, 2011) 5000m - 19:28.23 (OVC, 2011) DALIS CONNELL Indoor -200m - 29.35.00 (OVC, 2011) 400m - 1:06.87 (SIU, 2011) Outdoor -200m - :27.27 (TSU, 2011) 400m - 1:01.98 (OVC, 2011) BRITTANY COTTO Indoor -55m - :08.19 (Sewanee, 2011) 400m - 1:01.95 (SIU, 2011) Outdoor --

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400m - 1:01.14 (APSU, 2011) 400m Hurdles - 1:05.29 (OVC, 2011) YESHI DOHRMANN Indoor -Mile Run - 6:29.39 (OVC, 2011) 3,000m - 13:17.00 (Sewanee, 2011) Outdoor -800m - 2:44.66 (APSU, 2011) 1500m - 6:00.83 (TSU, 2011) KATHRYN FORBES Indoor-800m - 2:42.63 (TSU, 2010) Mile Run - 5:50.75 (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-800m - 2:34.82 (OVC, 2010) 1500m - 5:18.01 (OVC, 2010) REBECCA FORBES Indoor-Weight Throw- 35’01.25” (TSU, 2010) Shot Put- 29’01.75” (Sewanee, 2009) Outdoor-Discus Throw - 105’ 10” (TTU, 2010) Javelin - 95’ 7” (TTU, 2010) TRACI JONES Indoor-Mile Run- 5:24.56 (OVC, 2010) 800m- 2:21.11 (OVC, 2011) Outdoor-800m - 2:19.58 (Vandy, 2010) 1500m - 4:59.06 (Vandy, 2010) 3000m - 11:02.78 (TSU, 2010) KELLI KECK Indoor -Triple jump - 35’ 7.5” (OVC, 2011) Outdoor -200m - :27.22 (APSU, 2011) Long Jump - 16’ 7.25” (APSU, 2011) Triple Jump - 36’ 10.5” (TSU, 2011) KATIE LOWERY Indoor -Pole vault - 10’ 0” (OVC, 2011) Outdoor -Pole vault - 10’ 0” (Vandy, 2010) AMELIA McCOY

Indoor -3,000m - 12:07.39 (Sewanee, 2011) Outdoor -3000m - 11:39.71 (Vandy, 2011) 5000m - 20:50.30 (JSU, 2011) 10,000m - 44:44.98 (OVC, 2011) BETH MILLER Indoor -3,000m - 11:32.63 (OVC, 2011) 5,000m - 19:54.58 (OVC, 2011) Outdoor -3000m - 11:18.37 (TSU, 2011) 5000m - 19:53.27 (OVC, 2011) 10,000m - 40:42.45 (OVC, 2011) Javelin - 55’ 10” (TSU, 2011) MEGHAN O’DONOGHUE Indoor -3,000m - 11:53.42 (Sewanee, 2011) 5,000m - 20:29.85 (OVC, 2011) Outdoor -3000m - 11:33.36 (VAndy, 2011) 5000m - 20:25.80 (JSU, 2011) 10,000m - 43:16.98 (OVC, 2011) JUSTINE PHILLIPS Indoor-55m - :07.63 (OVC, 2010) 60m - :08.34 (SIU, 2011) 200m -:27.60 (OVC, 2010) Long Jump - 15’ 9” (Sewanee, 2011) Outdoor-100m - :13:03 (OVC, 2010) 200m - :26.90 (OVC, 2010) Long Jump - 15’ 4” (JSU, 2011) JENNA PHILPOTT Indoor-400m - 1:04.53 (SIU, 2011) 800m - 2:30.86 (OVC, 2010) Long Jump- 16’08.75” (TSU, 2009) Outdoor-400m- 1:02.24 (OVC, 2009) 800m - 2:29.14.71 (OVC, 2011) Long Jump - 16’ 5” (Murray State, 2009) Triple Jump - 32’ 11.75” (Mur, 2009) ELISA TANKSLEY Indoor -60m - 8.63 (OVC, 2011)

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200m - :29.03 (Sewanee, 2011) 400m - 1:04.36 (OVC, 2011) Outdoor -200m - :28.25 (TSU, 2011) 400m - 1:02.08 (OVC, 2011) EMILY WEINZETL Indoor-400m- 1:01.59 (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-200m - 26.64 (OVC, 2009) 400m - 59.85 (OVC, 2010) 800m - 2:24.10 (Vandy, 2011) HALEY WENNERSTROM Indoor-Shot put - 29’ 1.75” (Sewanee, 2010) Weight Throw - 31’ 10.25” (Sewanee, 2010) Outdoor-Javelin - 88’ 7” (APSU, 2011) Hammer - 99’ 9” (Vandy, 2010) Discus - 95’ 2” (Vandy, 2010) EMILY WILLIAMS Indoor -800m - 2:30.07 (OVC, 2011) Mile - 5:45.35 (OVC, 2011) 3,000m - 12:06.90 (Sewanee, 2011) Outdoor -800m - 2:33.28 (Vandy, 2011) 1500m - 5:12.33 (Vandy, 2011) PERI WINBORNE Indoor -3,000m - 11:12.21 (OVC, 2011) 5,000m - 19:35.46 (TSU, 2011) Outdoor -3000m - 10:53.03 (Vandy, 2011) Steeplechase - 12:11.34 (OVC, 2011) 5000m - 19:24.69 (JSU, 2011) LACY YSLAS Indoor-Shot Put - 35’ 2.5”” (OVC, 2010) Weight throw - 39’7.25” (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-Javelin - 87’ 4” (OVC, 2010) Discus - 136’ 10” (OVC, 2010) Shot put - 36’ 11” (Vandy, 2010)

HEAD COACH COX Career BestTONY Times/Distances

Tony Cox HEAD COACH Cross Country / Track & Field Tony Cox, 51, is in his eighth season as the head coach of Tennessee Tech’s cross country and track and field programs. He returned to the program in July 2002 as assistant coach under Jim Greeson, and was elevated to the head coaching post in May 2004. It is his second time in a coaching position at Tech. He was originally an assistant coach under Dena Fairley in 1998-99. Cox has USATF (USA Track and Field) Level II certification in all events. The USATF offers three levels of coaching education as part of its mission to promote and develop all aspects of the sport of track and field. Cox completed the Level I program in July, 1999. The Level II course is a comprehensive, 60-hour program focusing on a particular event area as well as an in-depth look at training theory, physiology, biomechanics and sports psychology. A native of Crossville, Tenn., Cox earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Tech in 1983 , and added a second bachelor’s degree from TTU in chemistry in 1992. He was a member of the Tech cross country team in 1979 and 1980. A USA track & field certified coach, Cox previously worked with recruiting, scheduling, training, and budgeting as assistant coach. He also has 26 years experience as a competitive runner and is a four-time Boston Marathon qualifier. Cox served as the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour Coordinator 1994 to 2005, and was a 1997 recipient of the Tennessee Service Award for his work with the tour. Tony and his wife, Amy, live in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Amy is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and now works as a nurse practitioner at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Also an avid runner and athlete, Amy was a member of the U.S. Summer Biathlon National team for nine years (through 2002) and was on two U.S. World Championships teams for summer biathlon where she competed in Austria and Poland.

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2011 men’s Careerxc Bestroster Times/Distances 2011 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name .................................... Year...............................Ht. .............................Hometown/High School Kolbe Andrzejewski ..................Junior................................... 6-0......................Spring Hill, Tenn. (Independence) Matthew Bishop..........................Sophomore....................... 5-9...............Morristown, Tenn. (Morristown West) John Greene.................................Junior................................... 6-1....................Friendsville, Tenn. (William Blount) Charlie Jordan..............................Freshman........................... 5-9............................. Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp) Nathan Livesey............................Junior.................................. 5-10..............................Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge) Michael Mahan............................Junior................................... 5-9............................. Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma) Adam McLeod.............................Sophomore...................... 5-11.......................................................Kingsport, Tenn. Matt Pennycuff............................Freshman........................... 6-0............ Crossville, Tenn. (Cumberland County) Sterling Smith..............................Freshman.......................... 5-11......................................... Knoxville, Tenn. (Karns) Nathan Snow...............................Sophomore....................... 6-0..............................Collierville, Tenn. (Collierville)

The 2011 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team:

Front row, from left -- Nathan Snow, Sterling Smith, Charlie Jordan, Matt Pennycuff, Matthew Bishop Back row, from left -- Adam McLeod, Michael Mahan, John Greene, Kolbe Andrzejewski, Nathan Livesey, head coach Tony Cox.

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Kolbe ANDRZEJEWSKI

wanee in which he ran a 31:17 and was Tech’s sixth finisher... cut his Sewanee time by more than a minute at Georgia State, running a 30:05...saved the best for last, running his season-best time of 30:03 at the OVC Championships, placing seventh on the team.

Junior F Spring Hill, Tenn. Independence

(In 2010): Kolbe ran in three meets during the 2010 cross country season and saw improved times with each effort... made his TTU debut at the Western Kentucky Invitational, finishing in 33:04.31...moved up a spot on the team’s ladder with a time of 31:55 at the TTU Invitational...best showing of the season came two weeks later at the Evansville Invitational with a personal-best of 29:57.72 to place ninth on the team.

Kolbe completed his second season on the Golden Eagle cross country team...an outstanding student...was consistent and reliable for Tech in 2011. AT TECH (In 2011): Kolbe ran in all six meets during the 2011 season and ran consistent 8K times in the low 30s throughout the year...his top finish relative to his teammates came in the first meet of the season at Se-

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HIGH SCHOOL: Kolbe lettered in both cross country and track & field under coach Finley at Independence Hgh School, serving at team captain of both squads in his senior season...named to All-Metro team in cross country...competed in 1600m and 3200m races during track season...won the Mr. Hustle Award in cross country as a sophomore and the Eagle Leadership Award for both teams as a senior... helped team claim first place in the district and second in the regional...a member of the National Honor Society, Kolbe attended the Governor’s School for Emerging Technologies at Tech and was selected for American Legion Boys’ State. PERSONAL: The son of David and Dwynne Andrzejewski... birthdate is Sept. 6, 1990...full name is Kolbe David Andrzejewski...majoring in geosciences.

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Matthew BISHOP Sophomore F Morristown, Tenn. Morristown West Matthew came to Tech from Morristown West High School where he established himself as a competitor on the track...brings a winning attitude to the squad... also an achiever in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2011): Matt ran in all seven meets for the Golden Eagles in 2011 and was the team’s secondplace finisher in each event...After opening the year with an 8K

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time of 28:36 at Sewanee, he lowered his time to 27:03 at Georgia State and ran times ranging from the high 26s to the low 27s for the remainder of the season...ran his best times in the middle of the year with a 26:51 at Jacksonville State and a 27:12 at the TTU Invitational...finished the year with a 27:24 at the OVC Championships and a 34:35 10K time at the NCAA South Regional. (In 2010): Matthew was stellar and consistent in his first season on the Tech squad...ran in all six meets of the cross country season...placed first on the team in the early races of the season, at Sewanee and Western Kentucky...finished the last four meets second on the squad...achieved his best time of 26:54.82 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Matthew ran for coach Raymond Farmer at Morristown West...in addition to four letters in cross country, he also received one letter in track...earned all-conference honors all four seasons and helped the cross country win four conference championships and three region crowns... at the state meet, he was instrumental in the team’s steady rise from seventh place in his freshman season, to fourth and second the next two years, culminating in a state championship as a senior...also an achiever in academics, graduating with first honors. PERSONAL: The son of Thomas and Barb Bishop...born April 26, 1992...majoring in wildlife and fisheries.

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John GREENE Junior F Friendsville, Tenn. William Blount John now is in his junior year at Tech and looks to help bring momentum to the squad...was a leading force for his team during high school action... named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of his work in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2011): John had a breakthrough junior season, lowering his career-best 8K time by nearly two minutes within a year’s time...led the Golden Eagles in all seven races during the fall season...improved throughout the season, posting new career-best times in six of the seven meets...began the season with a bang, setting a new PR with a time of 27:41 at Sewanee...lowered that time by more than 40 seconds in his second meet at Georgia State, running a 26:59...lowered his time by 20 seconds at TTU, then by 11 at Jacksonville State and ran his current PR of 26:17 at Evansville... led Tech and set a new 10K PR at the NCAA South Regional with a time of 33:27. (In 2010): John ran in all six meets, and proved to be a strong runner...opened the season at Sewanee placing second on the squad...also placed third on the team in two other races, at Western Kentucky and Furman...achieved a season-best time of 28:00.09 at Evansville. (In 2009): John opened his Tech career by placing fifth on the team in 29:44.06 at the Sewanee Invitational...went on to run in five meets as a freshman and broke the 30-minute mark two more times...clocked in at 29:27.90 t the TTU Invitational and finished with a career-best 29:15.59 at the Evansville meet. HIGH SCHOOL: John attended William Blount High School in Maryville, where he competed with the Wildcats for Coach Chris Frary...he lettered four times apiece in both cross country and track...twice named Most Valuable Runner and also named to

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the All-Region team in cross country...best 5K time is 16:52, 3,200m: 9:56, 1,600m: 4:31, 800m: 2:00, 400m: 55 seconds... also lettered one year in tennis. PERSONAL: The son Mitch and Susan Greene...born April 20, 1991...full name is John Wesley Greene...majoring in engineering.

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Charlie JORDAN Freshman F Gallatin, Tenn. Station Camp Charlie is in his first season at Tech. AT TECH (In 2011): Charlie ran in six meets in his freshman season with the Golden Eagles...set new personal records in four of those six meets...cut his 31:48 8K time at Sewanee by more than a minute in his second meet at Georgia State, running a 29:39...bested that time by one second at Jacksonville State with a 29:38...set his current PR at Evansville with a 29:30...had his best finish in regards to the team at Georgia State, where he was the fifth Tech runner to cross the finish line. HIGH SCHOOL: Charlie was a four-year letterman in cross country and track and field at Station Camp, where he competed in the 5K, 3200 meter, 1600 meter, 800 meter and 400 meter. He posted a personal record time of 16:40 in the 5K. Charlie was the top finisher on his team at the state track meet in each of his four season, leading the Bison to top 10 finishes each year, including a second-place finish in his sophomore season. Station Camp won regional titles in three of Jordan’s four seasons. Charlie won Station Camp’s Career Excellence Award and was the Sumner County Runner of the Year in 2009. He earned all-county and allMidstate honors all four seasons and was named all-state twice. PERSONAL: The son of Mike and Robin Goode...born on Feb. 18, 1993...full name is Charlie Christian Jordan...majoring in nursing.

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Nathan LIVESEY

in four of those five meets...cut his season-opening time of 35:50 at Sewanee by more than three minutes to 32:15 at Georgia State...ran a 32:10 at the TTU Invitational before dropping into the 31’s at Jacksonville State. (In 2010): Nathan competed in three cross country meets in the fall season...clocked in his season-best time of 32:53 at the TTU Invitational.

Junior F Oak Ridge, Tenn. Oak Ridge Nathan looks to carry to his sophomore year the same drive he brought in his freshman campaign...has the ability to compete and succeed...a selection of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of his academic efforts.

(In 2009): Nathan ran in four meets for the Golden Eagles in his rookie season...career-best time of 29:51.23 came at the Evansville Invitational...sliced more than three minutes off his time between the Furman and Evansville events. HIGH SCHOOL: Nathan competed in his prep career at Oak Ridge High School...participated in cross country and the 800m under coach Alan Etheridge...because of his solid efforts, he was awarded the hardest worker award and also named team captain. PERSONAL: The son of Doug and Melissa Livesey...full name is Nathan D Livesey...majoring in chemical engineering.

AT TECH (In 2011): Nathan ran in five meets in 2011, clocking a season-best 8K time of 31:45 at Jacksonville State...dropped time

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Michael MAHAN

personal-bests in five of those seven meets in his first season competing for the Golden Eagles...after posting a 28:56 8K at Sewanee, he bested that time by almost 50 seconds at Georgia State, posting a 28:11...bested his PR by nearly 20 seconds with a 27:49 at Jacksonville State, then set his current PR with a 27:36 at Evansville...ran his first collegiate 10K at the NCAA South Regional, posting a 34:54.

Junior F Tullahoma, Tenn. Tullahoma

(In 2010): Michael joined the Golden Eagle squad but did not compete in any races during the season.

After two successful seasons at Maryville College, Michael transferred to Tech. An honors student during his high school career, he was a standout runner at Tullahoma High School before embarking on his college career. AT TECH (In 2011): Michael ran in all seven meets in 2011 and was a consistent thirdplace finisher for Tech in every race...set new

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BEFORE TECH: Michael spent two years at Maryville College, where he ran on the cross country tream both years...named Freshman of the Year in the GSAC Conference and earned all-conference honors. HIGH SCHOOL: Michael earned two letters on the track team under coach Clester Winningham and three for coach David Benjamin on the cross country squad....named the MVP while serving as team captain during his senior year on the cross country team...selected all-region and earned the opportunity to run in the TSSAA state meet...helped the track & field team capture two district championships. PERSONAL: The son of Ben and Georgia Mahan...full name is Michael Craig Mahan...born Feb. 27, 1990 in Tullahoma, Tenn...majoring in exercise science with pre-physical therapy emphasis.

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Adam McLEOD Sophomore F Kingsport, Tenn. Adam is a promising student athlete in his second year on the Golden Eagle squad as a freshman...a strong runner with the ability to excel in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2011): Adam ran in all seven meets for the Golden Eagles in 2011...set a new PR in four of those seven meets...was a consistent fourthplace finisher for Tech, placing there in every regular-season meet... ran an 8K PR of 27:37 at Evansville...after opening with a 30:00 time at Sewanee, lowered that time by nearly two minutes at set a new PR of 28:13 at Georgia State...lowered that time by two seconds at Jacksonville State with a 28:11, then dipped into the 27s at Evansville...ran a 27:48 at the OVC Championships to place fourth on the team...ran a 35:58 in the 10K at the NCAA South Regional and was Tech’s fifth finisher. (In 2010): Adam competed in four cross country races in his debut season...proved his potential with a strong fourth-place finish on the team at the opening meet at Sewanee...clocked in a season-best time of 28:28.34. HIGH SCHOOL: Adam was homeschooled through his pre-college career...competed in several 5K, 8K, 10K and half-marathon races...clocked in a best 5K time of 17:23...in the 10K, achieved a best time of 37:04...reached a time in the half-marathon of 1:23:10...also an achiever in academics and earned a 4.0 GPA at graduation. PERSONAL: Adam is the son of Andrew and Janice McLeod... birthdate is March 6, 1992...studying chemical engineering.

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Matt PENNYCUFF Freshman F Crossville, Tenn. Cumberland County Matt is in his first season with the Golden Eagles. AT TECH (In 2011): Matt ran in all seven meets in his first season as a Golden Eagle and showed marked improvement throughout the season...ran a personal-record 29:12 in his final 8K meet of the season at the OVC Championships and was Tech’s sixth finisher...set PRs in all but one meet in 2011...sliced his 30:35 time at Sewanee by nearly a half-minute at Georgia State, where he ran a 30:09, then cut that time in half by almost 20 seconds at the TTU Invitational with a 29:51...continued his trend of improvement at Jacksonville State, posting a 29:15...best finish in relation to his teammates was fifth at Sewanee and TTU...ran a 39:06 in the 10K at the NCAA South Regional and was Tech’s sixth finisher. HIGH SCHOOL: Matt was a four-year letterman in track and a two-year letterman in cross country under coach Louie DeLorenzo at Cumberland County High School...named Most Valuable Runner on the track team in 2011 and on the cross country squad in 2010...was also an All-Region 3AAA honoree...ran a personal-record 17:47.94 5K at the Back Yard Cross Country Invite on Oct. 9, 2010...ran a PR of 4:55.80 in the 1600 meter run and 10:24.40 in the 3200 meter. PERSONAL: The son of Howard and Barbara Pennycuff...born Oct. 13, 1992...full name is Matthew Alexander Pennycuff...majoring in pre-law.

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Sterling SMITH

where he was the fourth Golden Eagle to finish the 10K with a time of 35:27...cut his TTU Invitational time of 30:05 by more than a minute at Jacksonville State, posting a 28:44, then sliced that time to 28:32 at Evansville.

Freshman F Knoxville, Tenn. Karns Sterling is in his first season with the Golden Eagles. AT TECH (In 2011): Sterling ran in six meets for the Golden Eagles and showed consistent improvement throughout the season...peaked at the end of the season, running a seasonbest 8K time of 28:26 at the OVC Championships and turning in his best finish relative to his teammates at the NCAA South Regional,

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

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MEET THE GOLDEN EAGLES Career2011 Best Times/Distances

Nathan SNOW Sophomore F Collierville, Tenn. Collierville Nathan is an accomplished runner and a solid performer in the classroom...brings the drive and attitude to succeed. AT TECH (In 2011): Nathan ran in five meets for the Golden Eagles and ran 8K times in the 30-to-31-minute range...posted a season-best time of 30:59 at Jacksonville State...cut his seasonopening time of 38:31 at Sewanee by nearly seven minutes at Georgia State, posting a 31:38, then shaved another 30-plus seconds at Jacksonville State, posting a 31:03. (In 2010): Nathan participated in all six meets the Golden Eagles competed in during the fall season...improved steadily through the season...achieved his season-best time of 28:13.32 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Nathan comes to the Golden Eagle program from Collierville High School...he claimed a combined seven letters in cross country and track & field for coach Robbie Simmons...began his prep career as the team’s Newcomer of the Year in 2007, won Most Improved Runner honors in 2008, and last fall was the Runner of the Year and Region 8AAA champion. PERSONAL: The son of Sidney and Janet Snow...birthdate is March 17, 1992...majoring in English.

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2011 men’s xc results Career Best Times/Distances Meet #1 September 3, 2011 at Sewanee, Tenn. SEWANEE INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS 1) Mississippi State (24); 2) Emory (60); 3) Centre (94); 4) Rhodes (105); 5) Tennessee Tech (125); 6) Southwestern (181); 7) University of the South (188); 8) North Alabama (252); 9) Huntingdon (255); 10) Maryville (258); 11) Oglethorpe (338) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 27:41.41 (6th place); 2) Matt Bishop 28:36.76 (23rd place); 3) Mike Mahan 28:56.57 (27th place); 4) Adam McLeod 30:00.14 (54th place); 5) Matt Pennycuff 30:35.43 (58th place); 6) Kolbe Andrzejewski 31:17.61 (68th place); 7) Charlie Jordan 31:48.49 (75th place); 8) Nathan Livesey 35:50.85 (97th place); 9) Nathan Snow 38:31.10 (107th place) Meet #2 September 17, 2011 at Hampton, Ga. GEORGIA STATE INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS 1) Georgia (27); 2) Kennesaw State (62); 3) UNC Wilmington (91); 4) Georgia State (101); 5) Tennessee Tech (159); 6) Austin Peay (174); 7) Clayton State (188); 8) West Georgia (217); 9) Troy (224); 10) Morehouse (275) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:59 (20th place); 2) Matt Bishop 27:03 (21st place); 3) Michael Mahan 28:11 (49th place); 4) Adam McLeod 28:13 (50th place); 5) Charlie Jordan 29:39 (77th place); 6) Sterling Smith 29:42 (78th place); 7) Kolbe Andrzejewski 30:05 (81st place); 8) Matt Pennycuff 30:09 (82nd place); 9) Nathan Snow 31:38 (88th place); 10) Nathan Livesey 32:15 (89th place) Meet #3 September 30, 2011 at Cookeville Tenn. Tennessee Tech Invitational TEAM STANDINGS 1) Jacksonville State (25); 2) Tennessee Tech (33); 3) Tennessee State (81) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:39 (1st place); 2) Matt Bishop 27:12 (3rd place); 3) Michael Mahan 28.16 (7th place); 4) Adam McLeod 28.55 (9th place); 5) Matt Pennycuff 29.51 (13th place); 6) Charlie Jordan 29.58 (14th place); 7) Sterling Smith 30.05 (15th place); 8) Kolbe Andrzejewski 30.24 (16th place); 9) Nathan Snow 32.03 (22nd place); 10) Nathan Livesey 32.10 (24th place) Meet #4 October 8, 2011 at Oxford, Alabama JSU 6th Annual Foothills TEAM STANDINGS 1) Emory Uni. (85); 2) Columbus State Uni. (93); 3) Clayton State Uni. (105); 3) Jacksonville State Uni. (105); 4) West Alabama (113); 5) Tennessee Tech (116); 6) Scad-Atlanta (133); University of West Georgia (168); 7) Birmingham-Southern (229); 8) Alabama State (305) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:28(5th place); 2) Matt Bishop 26:51 (10th place); 3) Michael Mahan 27:49 (37th place); 4) Adam McLeod 28.11 (43rd place); 5) Sterling Smith 28:44 (54th place); 6) Matt Pennycuff 29:15 (67th place); 7) Charlie Jordan 29:38 (70th place); 8) Kolbe Andrzejewski 30.33 (77thplace); 9) Nathan Snow 30:59 (80th place); 10) Nathan Livesey 31:45 (83rd place)

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Meet #5 October 15, 2011 at Evansville, Indiana UE Invitational TEAM STANDINGS 1) Southern Illinois (26); 2) IUPUI (63); 3) Marshall (101); 4) Evansville (103); 5) Southeast Missouri State (109); 6) Belmont (130); 7) Tennessee Tech (212); 8) Morehead State (226); 9) Valparaiso (252); 10) Vincennes (272); 11) Lipscomb (324); 12) Marian (360) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:17 (17th place); 2) Matt Bishop 27:14 (34th place); 3) Mike Mahan 27:36 (56th place); 4) Adam McLeod 27:37 (57th place); 5) Sterling Smith 28:32 (84th place); 6) Charlie Jordan 29:30 (96th place); 7) Matt Pennycuff 29:50 (98th place); 8) Kolbe Andrzejewski 30:06 (99th place); 9) Nathan Snow 31:43 (115th place); 10) Nathan Livesey 32:17 (118th place) Meet #6 October 29, 2011 at Richmond, Kentucky OVC Cross Country Championships TEAM STANDINGS 1) Eastern Kentucky (18); 2) Eastern Illinois (62); 3) Southeast Missouri State (65); 4) Morehead State (149); 5) UT Martin (159); 6) Jacksonville State (164); 7) Tennessee Tech (175); 8) Austin Peay State (201); 9) Tennessee State (289); 10) Murray State (316) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:44 (20th place); 2) Matt Bishop 27:24 (35th place); 3) Mike Mahan 27:43 (38th place); 4) Adam McLeod 27:48 (42th place); 5) Sterling Smith 28:26 (50th place); 6) Matt Pennycuff 29:12 (55th place); 7) Kolbe Andrzejewski 30:03 (62nd place); 8) Charlie Jordan 30:40 (66th place) Meet #7 November 12, 2011 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama NCAA South Regional TEAM STANDINGS 1) Florida State (40); 2) Florida (68); 3) Georgia (94); 4) Auburn (194); 5) Middle Tennessee State (200); 6) Georgia Tech (232); 7) Kennesaw State (258); 8) Mississippi (258); 9) Chattanooga (263); 10) Belmont (281); 11) Mississippi State (330); 12) Tennessee (341); 13) Lipscomb (366); 14) Memphis (368); 15) Georgia State (400); 16) Mercer (404); 17) Florida A&M (417); 18) Alabama (423); 19) North Florida (429); 20) Vanderbilt (479); 21) South Alabama (509); 22) South Florida (570); 23) TennesseeMartin (595); 24) Tennessee Tech (601) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 33:27 (74th place); 2) Matthew Bishop 34:35 (123rd place); 3) Mike Mahan 34:54 (133rd place); 4) Sterling Smith 35:27 (140th place); 5) Adam McLeod 35:58 (148th place); 6) Matt Pennycuff 39:06 (159th place)

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2011 men’s Careerxc Bestresults Times/Distances INDIVIDUAL PLACES / TIMES Andrzejewski Bishop Greene Jordan Livesey Mahan Sewanee 31:17.61 (6) 28:36.76 (2) 27:41.41 (1) 31:48.49 (7) 35:50.85 (8) 28:56.57 (3) Ga. State 30:05 (7) 27:03 (2) 26:59 (1) 29:39 (5) 32:15 (10) 28:11 (3) TTU Inv. 30:24 (8) 27:12 (2) 26:39 (1) 29:58 (6) 32:10 (10) 28:16 (3) Jax State 30:33 (8) 26:51 (2) 26:28 (1) 29:38 (7) 31:45 (10) 27:49 (3) Evansville 30:06 (8) 27:14 (2) 26:17 (1) 29:30 (6) 32:17 (10) 27:36 (3) OVC 30:03 (7) 27:24 (2) 26:44 (1) 30:40 (8) 27:43 (3) NCAA Reg. 34:35 (2) 33:27 (1) 34:54 (3) Sewanee Ga. State TTU Inv. Jax State Evansville OVC NCAA Reg.

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McLeod Pennycuff Smith Snow 30:00.14 (4) 30:35.43 (5) 38:31.10 (9) 28:13 (4) 30:09 (8) 29:42 (6) 31:38 (9) 28:55 (4) 29.51 (5) 30:05 (7) 31:03 (9) 28:11 (4) 29:15 (6) 28:44 (5) 30:59 (9) 27:37 (4) 29:50 (7) 28:32 (5) 31:43 (9) 27:48 (4) 29:12 (6) 28:26 (5) 35:58 (5) 39:06 (6) 35:27 (4)

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ALL-TIME SUPERLATIVES/HONORS Career Best Times/Distances CROSS COUNTRY SUPERLATIVES MEN’S BESTS (Top times) Golden Eagles in the OVC Championships 1987 -tie-Fourth 1962 -Third 1988 -Fourth 1963 -Fifth 1989 -Seventh 1964 -Fourth 1990 -Fifth 1965 -Third 1991 -Sixth 1966 -Third 1967 -Second 1992 -Fifth 1993 -Fourth 1968 -Sixth 1994 -Fourth 1969 -Sixth 1995 -Fifth 1970 -Fifth 1996 -Seventh 1971 -Sixth 1997 - Sixth 1972 -Eighth 1973 -Seventh 1998 - Sixth 1974 -Seventh 1999 - Sixth 2000 - Fourth 1975 -Sixth 2001-Seventh 1976 -Sixth 2002 - Sixth 1977- Eighth 1978 -Seventh 2003 - Eighth 1979 -Seventh 2004 - Seventh 1980 -Seventh 2005 - Eighth 2006 - Eighth 1981 -Fifth 2007 - Eighth 1982 -Fifth 1983 -Seventh 2008 - Sixth 1984 -Seventh 2009 - Fifth 2010 - Seventh 1985 -Eighth 2011 - Seventh 1986 -Sixth

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Best times at 8K/5.0 miles -- through the 2011 season RUNNER TIME DATE 1............... Chris Kennedy.........................25:30................. Sept. 16, 2000 2............... Chris Kennedy.........................26:00......................Oct. 7, 2000 3............... Anthony Motta.......................26:01................. Sept. 16, 2000 4............... Anthony Motta.......................26:04......................Oct. 7, 2000 5............... Nathan Pugh...........................26:06....................Sept. 9, 1994 6............John Greene..................... 26:17............. Oct. 15, 2011 7............... Nathan Pugh...........................26:20.................... Oct. 28,1994 8. ............. Spencer Whittier....................26:21................. Sept. 17, 2005 9............... Mark Caldwell.........................26:24................... Oct. 30, 1993 ................. Nathan Pugh...........................26:24................. Sept. 23, 1995 ................. Joseph DeLorenzo.................26:24................... Oct. 18, 2008 12............. Nathan Pugh...........................26:27................. Sept. 16, 1995 ................. Nathan Pugh...........................26:27................. Sept. 30, 1995 14..........John Greene..................... 26:28............... Oct. 8, 2011 15............. Sam Taylor................................26:31................... Oct. 18, 2008 16............. Ben Shassere...........................26:32................... Oct. 18, 2008 17............. Nathan Pugh...........................26:37......................Oct. 8, 1994 18............. Nathan Pugh...........................26:38................. Sept. 24, 1994 19..........John Greene..................... 26:39........... Sept. 30, 2011 20............. Jarrad Read..............................26:42................... Oct. 18, 2008 21..........John Greene..................... 26:44............. Oct. 29, 2011 22............. Ryan Smith...............................26:44................. Sept. 16, 2000 23............. Nathan Pugh...........................26:45................... Oct. 27, 1995 ................. Spencer Whittier....................26:45................... Oct. 14, 2006 ................. Spencer Whittier....................26:45................... Oct. 15, 2005 ................. Eric Crews.................................26:45................. Sept. 17, 2005 BOLD = 2011 season

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Golden Eagle Cross Country HONORS AND AWARDS Named All-OVC

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

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

2011 WOMEN’S ROSTER Career BestXC Times/Distances 2011 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name............................................ Year.................................Ht..................................... Hometown/High School Leah Bradley.......................................... Senior..................................... 5-4..................................................... McDonough, Ga. (Ola) Brittney Brown...................................... Sophomore.......................... 5-4...............................Greeneville, Tenn. (South Greene) Rebecca Cline........................................ Sophomore.......................... 5-5......................... Spring Hill, Tenn. (Columbia Central) Yeshi Dohrmann................................... Sophomore.......................... 5-1...................................... Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma) Kathryn Forbes...................................... Junior..................................... 5-6................................. Norris, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic) Traci Jones.............................................. Senior..................................... 5-2.................................................Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken) Amelia McCoy....................................... Sophomore.......................... 5-4..................... Crossville, Tenn. (Cumberland County) Katie McCrary........................................ Freshman.............................. 5-6....................................... Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville) Beth Miller............................................... Junior..................................... 5-7.......................................Watertown, Wis. (Watertown) Elizabeth Mitchell................................. Freshman.............................. 5-5..............Manchester, Tenn. (Coffee County Central) Meghan O’Donoghue......................... Sophomore.......................... 5-2.................................Talbott, Tenn. (Morristown West) Kara Webb............................................... Freshman.............................. 5-7.......................New Market, Tenn. (Jefferson County) Emily Weinzetl....................................... Senior..................................... 5-8.......................... San Antonio, Texas (Ronald Reagan) Emily Williams........................................ Sophomore.......................... 5-5.................................Talbott, Tenn. (Jefferson County) Peri Winborne........................................ Sophomore.......................... 5-7..............................................Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut)

The 2011 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team:

Front row, from left -- Meghan O’Donoghue, Amelia McCoy, Elizabeth Mitchell, Katie McCrary, Kara Webb, Rebecca Cline, Brittney Brown Second row, from left -- Leah Bradley, Traci Jones, Beth Miller, Emily Weinzetl, head coach Tony Cox, Yeshi Dohrmann, Kathryn Forbes, Emily Williams, Peri Winborne Find out more.... Since many of the members of the cross country team also compete in track & field, runner profiles for cross country can be found on pages 32-62 along with the track & field profiles

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2011 Career WOMEN’S XC RESULTS Best Times/Distances Meet #1 September 3, 2011 at Sewanee, Tenn. SEWANEE INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS 1) Mississippi State (18); 2) Emory (62); 3) Rhodes (76); 4) Centre (95); 5) Tennessee Tech (152); 6) Southwestern (211); 7) North Alabama (220); 8) University of the South (223); 9) Huntingdon (287); 10) Oglethorpe (308); 11) Maryville (315) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Peri Winborne 24:40.53 (29th place); 2) Rebecca Cline 25:07.84 (36th place); 3) Beth Miller 25:11.72 (38th place); 4) Traci Jones 25:19.87 (41st place); 5) Kara Webb 25:20.80 (42nd place); 6) Leah Bradley 25:30.59 (45th place); 7) Meghan O’Donoghue 26:20.95 (61st place); 8) Amelia McCoy 27:00.57 (72nd place); 9) Emily Weinzetl 27:07.81 (74th place); 10) Emily Williams 27:23.51 (79th place); 11) Kathryn Forbes 27:54.34 (84th place); 12) Brittney Brown 28:10.98 (87th place); 13) Katie McCrary 28:51.46 (91st place) Meet #2 September 17, 2011 at Hampton, Ga. GEORGIA STATE INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS 1) Georgia (28); 2) Georgia State (33); 3) UNC Wilmington (93); 4) Kennesaw State (135); 5) Tennessee Tech (160); 6) Austin Peay (162); 7) Troy (171); 8) West Georgia (202); 9) Clayton State (247) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Peri Winborne 24:42 (35th place); 2) Traci Jones 24:53 (39th place); 3) Rebecca Cline 24:58 (41st place); 4) Leah Bradley 25:28 (56th place); 5) Meghan O’Donaghue 25:35 (60th place); 6) Emily Williams 26:08 (63rd place); 7) Amelia McCoy 26:19 (67th place); 8) Brittney Brown 27:03 (75th place); 9) Kathryn Forbes 27:52 (81st place); 10) Katie McCrary 28:54 (86th place); 11) Elizabeth Mitchell 29:20 (90th place) Meet #3 September 30, 2011 at Cookeville, Tenn. TTU INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS 1) Jacksonville State (27); 2) Tennessee Tech (49); 3) UT-Chattanooga (50); 4) Alabama A&M (113); 5) Tennessee State (125) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Peri Winborne 20:13.67 (5th place); 2) Rebecca Cline 20:25.44 (7th place); 3) Traci Jones 20:41.81 (10th place); 4) Leah Bradley 20:50.52 (13th place); 5) Beth Miller 20:58.11 (14th place); 6) Meghan O’Donaghue 21:07.87 (15th place); 7) Amelia McCoy 21:32.02 (18th place); 8) Emily Williams 21:35.69 (19th place); 9) Kara Webb 21:37.21 (20th place); 10) Brittney Brown 22:40.16 (25th place); 11) Kathryn Forbes 22:46.67 (26th place); 12) Elizabeth Mitchell 22:50.39 (27th place); 13) Katie McCrary 23:23.70 (29th place) Meet #4 October 8, 2011 at Oxford, Alabama JSU 6th Annual Foothills TEAM STANDINGS 1) Emory University (32); 2) Jacksonville State University (56); 3) West Alabama (106); 4) Alabama State (125); 5) Tennessee Tech (143); 6) Clayton State Uni. (157); 7) University of West Georgia (166); 8) Columbus State Uni. (171); 9) Scad-Atlanta (210); 10) Gadsden State (333); 11) Huntingdon College (342); 12) Georgia Southwest (344) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:29.61 (24th place); 2) Leah Bradley 19:54.71 (37th place); 3) Amelia McCoy 19:56.96 (39th place); 4) Beth Miller 20:01.38 (40th place); 5) Kara Webb

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2011 WOMEN’S Results Career BestXC Times/Distances INDIVIDUAL PLACES / TIMES Sewanee Ga. State TTU Inv. Jax State Evansville OVC NCAA Reg.

Sewanee Ga. State TTU Inv. Jax State Evansville OVC NCAA Reg.

Bradley Brown Cline Dohrmann Forbes Jones 25:30.59 (6) 28:10.98 (12) 25:07.84 (2) 27:54.34 (11) 25:19.87 (4) 25:28 (4) 27:03 (8) 24:58 (3) 27:52 (9) 24:53 (2) 20.50.52 (4) 22.40.16 (10) 20.25.44 (2) 22.46.67 (11) 20.41.81 (3) 19:54 (2) 21:10 (9) 19:29 (1) 21:52 (11) 20:19 (3) 21:02 (9) 19:46 (1) 22:28 (12) 20:39 (5) 20:08(2) 20:02(1) 20:57 (8) 24:27.20 (2) 24:08.80 (1) 24:54 (3)

McCoy McCrary Miller Mitchell O’Donaghue Webb 27:00.57 (8) 28:51.46 (13) 25:11.72 (3) 26:20.95 (7) 25:20.80 (5) 26:19 (7) 28:54 (10) 29:20 (11) 25:35 (5) 21.32.02 (7) 23.23.10 (13) 20.58.11 (5) 22.50.39 (12) 21.07.87 (6) 21.37.21 (9) 19:56 (3) 21:49 (10) 20:01 (4) 20:46 (8) 20:12 (5) 20:48 (7) 22:00 (11) 20:36 (4) 20:45 (6) 20:51 (8) 20:38 (6) 20:21 (4) 20:45 (7) 20:26 (5) 25:11 (5) 25:10 (4) 25:56 (7) 25:17 (6)

Weinzetl Williams Winborne Sewanee 27:07.81 (9) 27:23.51 (10) 24:40.53 (1) Ga. State 26:08 (6) 24:42 (1) TTU Inv. 21.35.69 (8) 20.13.67 (1) Jax State 20:36 (6) 20:40 (7) Evansville 21:33 (10) 19:53 (2) OVC 20:19 (3) NCAA Reg.

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

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Best times at 5K/3.1 miles -- through the 2011 season RUNNER TIME DATE 1.................Stephanie Place......................17:34..................... Oct. 18, 2008 2.................Stephanie Place......................17:42................... Sept. 15, 2007 3.................Stephanie Place......................17:50..................... Oct. 13, 2007 4.................Stephanie Place......................17:51........................Oct. 5, 2007 5.................Stephanie Place......................17:55......................Sept. 6, 2008 6.................Stephanie Place......................18:00........................Oct. 4, 2008 7.................Stephanie Place......................18:03................... Sept. 20, 2008 8.................Stephanie Place......................18:14..................... Oct. 11, 2008 9.................Stephanie Place......................18:16....................... Nov. 1, 2008 10...............Stephanie Place......................18:21..................... Oct. 27, 2007 11...............Stephanie Place......................18:35......................Sept. 1, 2007 12...............Keri Coulthard.........................18:36................... Sept. 15, 2007 13...............Michelle Kline .........................18:37..................... Oct. 28, 2000 14...............Keri Light...................................18:38..................... Oct. 18, 2008 15...............Stephanie Place......................18:40..................... Oct. 14, 2006 16...............Lucy Hale...................................18:45..................... Oct. 27, 2001 17...............Michelle Kline..........................18:48........................Oct. 7, 2000 18...............Stephanie Place......................18:49..................... Oct. 28, 2006 ...................Keri Coulthard.........................18:49..................... Oct. 27, 2007 20...............Lucy Hale...................................18:50................... Sept. 29, 2001 21...............Michelle Kline..........................18:58..................... Oct. 27, 2001 22...............Emily Chaney...........................18:59................... Sept. 16, 2000 23...............Michelle Kline..........................19:00................... Sept. 16, 2000 24...............Emily Chaney...........................19:05........................Oct. 7, 2000 ...................Michelle Kline..........................19:05................... Sept. 29, 2001 26...............Keri Light...................................19:08........................Oct. 4, 2008 27...............Keri Light...................................19:09................... Sept. 20, 2008 28...............Alathea Thompson................19:09................... Sept. 18, 2004 29.............. Stephanie Place.......................19:12......................Sept. 2, 2006 .................. Tiffany Palmer..........................19:12..................... Oct. 18, 2008

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HONORS AND AWARDS Named All-OVC

1995 - Merrie Robin Caldwell 1996 - Dena Adams (Track) 1997 - Dena Adams 2001 - Lucy Hale 2006 - Stephanie Place 2007 - Stephanie Place 2007 - Keri Coulthard 2008 - Stephanie Place 2008 - Keri Coulthard 2009 - Tiffany Palmer Inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame Dena Adams Fairley (2009) OVC Female Athlete of the Year Diane Seng (1998) Stephanie Place (2008) OVC Scholar Athletes Golden Eagles 1992 - Julie Jones 1995 - Merrie R. Caldwell 1996 - Dena Adams 2003 - Stephanie Ward

top ovc finishes/academics Career Best Times/Distances Top Finishes (Women) OVC Cross Country Championships

1st..........Stephanie Place...................2008.........+18:16.70 3rd.........Stephanie Place...................2007.........+18:21.04 5th.........Stephanie Place...................2006........+ 18:49.00 7th.........Tiffany Palmer .....................2009........+ 20:22.61 7th.........Lucy Hale...............................2001........+ 18:45.50 7th.........Merrie Robin Caldwell......1995........+ 19:38.10 9th.........Dena Adams.........................1995........+ 19:42.20 9th.........Keri (Coulthard) Light........2007.........+18:49.81 12th......Keri (Coulthard) Light........2008........+ 19:24.80

Stephanie Place earned all-OVC finishes in three consecutive years

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

Top Finishes (Men) OVC Cross Country Championships

2nd........Lee Byrd..................................1966............. * 21:24 3rd ........Daniel Henley.......................1967..............* 19:50 3rd.........Robert Norris.........................1962..............* 21:46 4th.........Mark Shilito............................1967..............* 20:32 5th.........William Wells.........................1964..............* 21:07 5th.........Jim Pearson...........................1970............% 30:03 6th.........Lee Byrd..................................1965..............* 21:40 6th.........Mark Webb.............................1982............. $ 32:20 6th.........Nathan Pugh.........................1995............. # 26:45 8th.........Mark Caldwell.......................1993............. # 26:24 8th.........Lee Byrd..................................1967..............* 20:48 9th.........Dean Rector...........................1962..............* 22:43 10th......Nathan Pugh.........................1994............. # 26:20 10th......Mike Wolfe.............................1963..............* 22:03 10th......Jim Pearson...........................1969..............* 21:16

Athletic Director’s Honor Roll The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 grade-point average or higher for the semester. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of semesters each athlete has placed on the Honor Roll through 2011 Fall semester: MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Steven Anderson (4) Kolbe Andrzejewski (4) Justin Birdwell (2) Christopher Bishop (1) Matthew Bishop (2) Andrew Bock (1) Kevin Boucher (7) Mark Brzuchalski (4) Ben Byard (3) Mark Caldwell (1) Bryan Chambers (1) Brandon Collins (1) Andrew Coombe (2) Ramsey Coutta (3) Eric Crews (8) Joe Czarneski (1) Chris Dake (1) Michael Davis (1) Shane Davis (2) Drew DeLorenzo (1) Joseph DeLorenzo (4) Rodney Dutro (1) William Enicks (6) Daniel Flatt (1) Daniel Francis (4) John Gordon (10) Stephen Gordon (8) John Greene (3) Andy Holbrook (7) Kevin Jacobs (5) James Johnson (1) Nathan Johnson (1) Joseph Justice (1) Bryan Kaylor (1) Brian Kennedy (1) Chris Kennedy (8) Sam Linhoss (7) Nathan Livesay (2) Bill Longhurst (1)

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Michael Lyda (1) Joseph Mabry (1) Donnie Madgett (1) Michael Mahan (3) Palmer Maphet (1) Bill Martin (1) Adam McLeod (3) Chad Messmer (3) Jason Michalek (1) Andy Milligan (1) Bryan Mittlestat (1) James Mittlestat (1) Anthony Motta (4) Bob Newby (1) Steve Parham (3) Matt Pennycuff (1) Chris Perry (2) Brian Pickett (2) Jarrad Read (4) Ben Shassere (5) Colin Smith (6) Ryan Smith (1) Grant Stark (1) Tommy Stevens (3) Sam Taylor (2) Ben Thompson (6) Scott Turner (1) Spencer Whittier (5) Kenneth Winter (2) Andrew Wisniewski (3) Peter Woerner (5)

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

Christy Cotton (6) Tammy Cottrell (1) Teresa Cowan (1) Amy Crosier (1) Mary Jo Crowell (1) Kristen Deardorff (3) Amy Dickinson (5) Yeshi Dohrmann (2) Leslie Dunford (1) Ifey Eguzo (7) Ashley Evans (8) Jessica Ezika (1) Beth Filipek (1) Karen Fiscor (1) Kathryn Forbes (4) Rachel Forbes (9) Rebecca Forbes (7) Farrah Franklin (1) Vicki Froning (1) Deidra Garrett (4) Emily Gately (1) Joana Gerold (1) Susan Griego (2) Jessica Haire (4) Lucy Hale (4) Amy Hall (2) Karen Hall (1) Molly Hammonds (2) Heather Hargis (1) Ariane Harper (1) Jayne Heatherly (1) Brooke Holman (7) Rachel Hooks (7) Mindy Hoskins (3) Addie House (2) Elizabeth House (1) Amy Howard (3) Tera Hughes (2) Brelinda Johnson (5) Teri Johnson (1) Aseelah Jones (2) Julie Jones (5) Laura Jones (2)

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Traci Jones (6) Krysten Joshen (1) Christina Judon (2) Kelli Keck (1) Kristi King (4) Michelle Kline (11) Sarah Kmet (5) Courtney Koehl (1) Amanda Lane (5) Kimbel Lea (2) Keri Light (8) Katie Lowery (3) Katherine Lynn (7) Meagan Lyons (1) Megan Mackie (2) Jennifer Mallory (2) Dana Mason (1) Allison Mayhew 1) Ashley Mayhew (8) Courtney Mayo (2) Molly McCarthy (1) Candace McClain (3) Amelia McCoy (3) Melanie Mickle (5) Beth Miller (3) Elizabeth Mitchell (1) Rebecca Mitchell (1) Sheila Mitchell (4) Monique Moffett (4) Juanita Navarro (1) Meghan O’Donoghue (3) Julie Overbay (1) Tiffany Palmer (8) Jamie Papi (1) Emily Parker (3) Rachel Perry (3) Morgan Phillips (2) Jenna Philpott (5) Stephanie Place (10) Becky Plaine (1) Misty Porter (1) Allison Price (2) Kelly Raine (2)

Johanna Remsing (1) Sarah Rich (2) Lenita Rime (1) Kanetra Robertson (2) Christie Runyon (2) Caitlin Russell (4) Jessica Savage (1) Brooke Schliewe (1) Delena Sharp (2) Jamie Sharp (1) Maggie Silvers (5) Amanda Simmons (5) Sarah Smith (2) Jennifer Souder (3) Ashley Southern (3) Casey Stinson (3) Christina Stolaas (2) Jessica Studer (2) Karena Swisher (2) Elisa Tanksley (3) Morgan Taylor (3) Katie-Lynn Templeton (5) Alathea Thompson (4) Meggan Toohey (6) Angela Towne (7) Stephanie Ward (9) Richelle Wardell (4) Lauren Watson (7) Leah Watson (7) Amanda Weaver (5) Kara Webb (1) Emily Weinzetl (4) Haley Wennerstrom (4) Ginger Wilkey (9) Emily Williams (1) Lee Williams (2) Melissa Williams (2) Missy Williams (2) Peri Winborne (2) Lacy Yslas (5) Jennifer Zaffarano (8)

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The 2012 Golden Eagle Track & Field Team:

Front row, from left -- Leah Bradley, Meghan O’Donoghue, Amelia McCoy, Elizabeth Mitchell, Katie McCrary, Kara Webb, Rebecca Cline, Brittney Brown, Elisa Tanksley. Middle Row, from left -- Traci Jones, Dalis Connell, Brittany Cotto, Beth Miller, Emily Weinzetl, Yeshi Dohrmann, Kathryn Forbes, Emily Williams, Peri Winborne, Madison Borden. Third row, from left -- Head coach Tony Cox, Katie Lowery, Justine Phillips, Rebecca Forbes, Jenna Philpott, Kelli Keck, Kendale Caldwell, Lacy Yslas, Haley Wennerstrom. Not pictured – Haley Grinder, Brooklyn Kimball, Harley Roach

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2012 track & field roster Career Best Times/Distances 2012 Golden Eagle Track & Field Roster Name.............................Year................... Ht....... Hometown/High School.............................................................Event(s) Madison Borden................Junior.....................5-4........ Louisville, Tenn. (William Blount)................................................................. Throws Leah Bradley........................Senior....................5-4........ McDonough, Ga. (Ola)..................................................................................Distances Brittney Brown....................Sophomore.........5-4........ Greeneville, Tenn. (South Greene)...........................................................Distances Kendale Caldwell...............Freshman.............5-5........ Powell, Tenn. (Anderson County).............................................Sprints/Distances Rebecca Cline.....................Sophomore.........5-5........ Spring Hill, Tenn. (Columbia Central)......................................................Distances Dalis Connell.......................Sophomore.........5-7........ Chattanooga, Tenn. (Boyd Buchanan).........................................................Sprints Brittany Cotto.....................Sophomore.........5-8........ Sacramento, Calif. (Inderkum)........................................................................Sprints Yeshi Dohrmann................Sophomore.........5-1........ Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma)...................................................................Distances Kathryn Forbes...................Junior.....................5-6........ Norris, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic)..............................................................Distances Rebecca Forbes..................Senior....................5-9........ Norris, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic).................................................................. Throws Haley Grinder......................Freshman.............5-7........ Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville).........................................................................Sprints Traci Jones............................Senior....................5-2........ Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken).............................................................................Distances Kelli Keck...............................Sophomore.........5-8........ Crossville, Tenn. (Stone Memorial).................................................Sprints/Jumps Erin Keyes.............................Sophomore.........5-8........ Crossville, Tenn. (Stone Memorial).................................................................Jumps Brooklyn Kimball...............Freshman.............5-9........ Memphis, Tenn. (Harding Academy)............................................................Sprints Katie Lowery........................Junior.....................5-6........ Andersonville, Tenn. (Anderson County).............................................. Pole Vault Amelia McCoy.....................Sophomore.........5-4........ Crossville, Tenn. (Cumberland County)..................................................Distances Katie McCrary......................Freshman.............5-6........ Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville)....................................................................Distances Beth Miller............................Junior.....................5-7........ Watertown, Wis. (Watertown).................................................. Distances/Throws Elizabeth Mitchell..............Freshman.............5-5........ Manchester, Tenn. (Coffee County Central)..........................Sprints/Distances Meghan O’Donoghue......Sophomore.........5-2........ Talbott, Tenn. (Morristown West).............................................................Distances Justine Phillips....................Junior.....................5-3........ Lake City, Tenn. (Anderson County)..............................................Sprints/Jumps Jenna Philpott....................Senior....................5-6........ Manchester, Tenn. (Coffee County Central)..........................Sprints/Distances Harley Roach.......................Freshman.............5-10..... Clarkrange, Tenn. (Clarkrange)...................................................................... Throws Elisa Tanksley.......................Sophomore.........5-3........ Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp)........................................................................Sprints Kara Webb............................Freshman.............5-7........ New Market, Tenn. (Jefferson County)...................................................Distances Emily Weinzetl....................Senior....................5-8........ San Antonio, Texas (Ronald Reagan)......................................Sprints/Distances Haley Wennerstrom..........Junior.....................5-2........ Chattanooga, Tenn. (Chattanooga Christian).......................................... Throws Emily Williams.....................Sophomore.........5-5........ Talbott, Tenn. (Jefferson County).............................................................Distances Peri Winborne.....................Sophomore.........5-7........ Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut)..........................................................................Distances Lacy Yslas..............................Junior.....................5-9........ Sparta, Tenn. (White County)......................................................................... Throws

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Madison BORDEN

best distance in Tech history and was more than two feet longer than her previous best...also took possession of the fourth-best shot put distance in Tech history with a throw of 39 feet, 3.25 inches at Austin Peay, a distance nearly two feet better than her previous best...tossed a season-best 130 feet, 6 inches in the discus at Vanderbilt...earned points in the OVC Outdoor Championships for her discus throw of 129 feet, 9.75 inches.

Junior F Louisville, Tenn. William Blount Madison had two successful seasons on the Golden Eagle roster and looks to continue to make an impact in her junior campaign... hails from William Blount High School...a solid discus and javelin athlete in pre-college competition...also was a varsity cheerleader. AT TECH (In 2010-11): Madison competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor track season and the shot put, discus and hammer throw during outdoor season...her toss of 116 feet, 3 inches in the hammer throw at Tennessee State was the third-

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(In 2009-10): Madison competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season, and the discus, hammer and javelin for the Golden Eagles in the outdoor season during her freshman campaign...ranks third all-time in Tech history in the hammer throw at 104 feet, 1 inch...ranks fourth all-time in school history in discus at 133 feet, 3 inches...both the hammer and discus distances mentioned were personal bests. HIGH SCHOOL: Madison competed in the shot put, discus and javelin at William Blount High School...was Blount County Shot & Discus Champion in 2006, 2007 and 2008...State Medalist in Discus in 2006 & 2007, and received sixth place in 2008...won WBHS Most Valuable Field honors in 2008... competed in the 2008 AAU semi-regional, without practice, and placed fourth to go on to the AAU Jr. Olympics...also a four-year varsity cheerleader and was captain in the 2008-09 year. PERSONAL: Daughter of Bruce and Susan Borden...full name is Madison Augusta Borden...born on April 16, 1991...major is human ecology.

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Leah BRADLEY

season...posted a season-best 5K time of 19:54 at Jacksonville State...was the second Golden Eagle finisher in three meets.

Senior F McDonough, Ga. Ola Leah is in her second season at Tech...she joined the Golden Eagle roster after spending her first two collegiate seasons on the track/cross country squad at Georgia Southern University...a capable and talented athlete with the attitude to succeed. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Leah ran in all seven cross country meets in her first fall, where she blossomed late in the

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(In 2010-11): Leah competed in the 800 meter, 1500 meter and mile in her first track season at Tech...reached her peak performance in the OVC Outdoor Championships, where she ran season-bests in both the 800 (2:28) and 1500 (5:16)...improved her 800 time in each of the team’s final three meets after beginning the season with a 2:30...was part of the distance medley relay that earned points at the OVC Indoor Championships with a time of 13:08.80...also in the relay were Traci Jones, Emily Weinzetl and Rebecca Cline. HIGH SCHOOL: Leah comes to Tech from Ola High School in McDonough, Georgia, where she lettered four years in track and one year in cross country for coach Chris Gardner... earned the coach’s award twice, and also named best distance runner and most outstanding runner...because of her work ethic and competitive attitiude, she was awarded the Donna D. Varona Spirit of Sport award and the sportsmanship award. PERSONAL: The daughter of Theron and Eden Bradley... birthdate is October 28, 1989...full name is Leah Paige Bradley...majoring in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in exercise science and speech/communications.

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Brittney BROWN Sophomore F Greeneville, Tenn. South Greene Brittney brings the necessary drive and talent for success as an athlete and a record that demonstrates it...also posts solid performance in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Brittney ran in five cross country meets for Tech in 2011, posting her best times in the final two meets...ran a season-best 5K of 21:02 at Evansville. (In 2010-11): Brittney competed in all seven meets during the fall cross country season...posted a career best time of 20:49.16 at the Evansville meet...competed in the 800 meter, 1500 meter and 3000 meter in her first track season... posted a season-best time of 2:44 in the 800 at the OVC Indoor Championships...ran her best 1500 time of 5:31 in her final outdoor meet of the season at Austin Peay. HIGH SCHOOL: Brittney comes to Tech from South Greene High School in Greeneville, where she lettered four years in cross country under coach Noelle Smith...named most valuable player every season from her sophomore through her senior years...named All-Conference and All-Region every year from her sophomore through senior years...also a state qualifier in the junior and senior years...helped her team to finish second in the Blue Ridge Conference...as a student, graduated valedictorian of her class with a 4.0 GPA. PERSONAL: The daughter of Eric and Trenna Brown...born December 11, 1991...full name is Brittney Amber Brown...majoring in Pre-Med.

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Rebecca CLINE Sophomore F Spring Hill, Tenn. Columbia Central Rebecca looks to bring to her sophomore year at Tech the same drive and attitude that propelled her in her freshman year...an accomplished athlete who also competed in basketball in high school...also places hard effort into academics. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Rebecca ran in all seven cross country meets in her sophomore campaign, leading all Golden Eagle finishers in the final four meets of the season...posted a season-best 5K time of 19:29 at Jacksonville State...led Tech with a 20:02 at the OVC Championships, then paced the team again at the NCAA South Regional with a 6K time of 24:08. (In 2010-11): Rebecca was stellar in her first season on the Golden Eagle roster...after placing fourth on the team in the opening meet at Sewanee, she strongly improved to consistently lead the team in the meets to follow...placed second for the team at Western Kentucky and in the OVC Championship meet...led the team in the TTU Invitational, Furman and Evansville meets... achieved a career-best time of 19:13.24 at Evansville...competed in the mile, 1500 meter, 3000 meter and 5000 meter in track... was part of the distance medley relay that earned points at the OVC Indoor Championships with a time of 13:08.80...also in the relay were Traci Jones, Emily Weinzetl and Leah Bradley...posted a season-best time of 5:06 in the 1500 at Austin Peay, a seasonbest of 11:01 in the 3000 at Vanderbilt and a season-best 19:28 in the 5000 at the OVC Outdoor Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Rebecca comes to Tech from Columbia Central High School where she lettered in cross country four years for coach Tammy Riley...named to the All-Mid State team in her sophomore and senior years...also named team MVP in her freshman and senior years...also lettered one year in track for coach Vance Belew and lettered four years in basketball for Coach

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Lanier...graduated fifth in her class, demonstrating a solid work ethic in the classroom. PERSONAL: Rebecca is the daughter of Rick Cline and Linda Harris...birthdate is June 8, 1992...majoring in biology.

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Dalis CONNELL

of 27.27 in the 200 at Tennessee State...ran a season-best 1:01.98 in the 400 at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

Sophomore F Chattanooga, Tenn. Boyd Buchanan Dalis adds depth to the sprint squads for the Golden Eagles... versatile athlete who competed in four sports during her prep career...was the only member of the girls track team at her high school.

HIGH SCHOOL: After moving from California to the Chattanooga area, Dalis attended Boyd Buchanan High School as a junior and senior and was the lone member of the girls track and field team for two seasons...also lettered two years in cross country, volleyball and basketball...was named Best Defensive Player on the basketball squad and the team’s MVP...qualified for TSSAA sub-state track meet...named Best of Preps...posted best times of 2.97 in the 100 meter dash and 27.04 in the 200 meter...spent her first two high school years at Santa Clara (Calif.) High School...member of the track and field team as a sophomore. PERSONAL: Dalis Paige Connell is the daughter of Brian and Kelley Connell...born May 16, 1992...majoring in physical therapy.

AT TECH (In 2010-11): Dalis competed in the 200 meter and 400 meter during indoor and outdoor track and field season...posted a season-best time

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Brittany COTTO

hurdles at the OVC Outdoor Championships was the fifthbest time ever recorded in the event in Tech history...was a part of the 4x400 relay squad that ran the fourth-best time in school history of 4:01.51 at Tennessee State...the relay team also included Krysten Joshen, Emily Weinzetl and Katherine Lynn...posted a season-best 1:01.14 in the 400 at Austin Peay.

Sophomore F Sacramento, Calif. Inderkum Brittany comes into her sophomore season with a competitive attitude and looking to make a mark for the Golden Eagle squad... brings a solid resume onto the track squad.

HIGH SCHOOL: Brittany lettered one year in track for coach David Lawrence at Inderkum High School and built a well-accomplished resume there...league champion in the 100, 200 and 300 hurdles...also league champion in the 4x100 and the 4x400...fifth nationally in the 4x400. PERSONAL: The daughter of Carlos and Dannielle Cotto...full name is Brittany Dawn Cotto...birthdate is August 4, 1992... majoring in business.

AT TECH (In 2010-11): Brittany competed in the 55 meter and the 400 meter during the indoor track season and the 400 meter and 400 meter hurdles during outdoor season... her season-best time of 1:05.29 in the 400

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Yeshi DOHRMANN Sophomore F Tullahoma, Tenn. Tullahoma Yeshi is an athlete with a lot of potential and drive she brings into her sophomore year on the Golden Eagle squad...a proven track and cross country runner that can make an impact. AT TECH (In 2010-11): Yeshi ran in four meets during the fall cross country season...participated in the opening meet at Sewanee and in the Western Kentucky, TTU Invitational and Evansville events... achieved a best time of 22:37.88 at Evansville...competed in the 800 meter, mile, 1500 meter and 3000 meter in track and field. HIGH SCHOOL: Yeshi comes to Tech from Tullahoma High School, where she lettered three years in cross country for coach Jeff Lester and three years in track for coach Clester Winningham...named twice to the all-mid state team and helped the Wildcats to the region championships in track. PERSONAL: The daughter of Clark and Rachel Dohrmann... birthdate is February 22, 1991...full name is Yeshiemebet Clark Dohrmann...majoring in engineering.

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Kathryn FORBES

season to the end...posted a season-best 5K time of 21:52 at Jacksonville State.

Junior F Norris, Tenn. Knoxville Catholic Kathryn is in her third year on the Tech squad...a talented athlete with a competitive spirit...competes in the fall cross country season and also during the spring track season...selected twice as a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of her academic efforts. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Kathryn ran in five cross country meets in 2011, posting greatly improved times from the beginning of the

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(In 2009-10): Kathryn competed in all six meets for the Golden Eagles in her freshman campaign, and proved to be a consistent runner...best time was at the Evansville meet, where her time of 22:01.78 was enough to achieve a third-best showing for the squad...also placed fourth at the Vanderbilt, TTU, Furman and OVC meets...participated in the 800m and mile run events during the spring indoor track season...best time in the 800m of 2:42.63 achieved at the TSU meet...reached a best time in the mile run of 5:50.75 at the OVC Indoor Championship meet...competed in the 800m and 1,500m events in all five meets during the outdoor season...achieved a best time in the 800m of 2:34.82 at the OVC Outdoor Championships...clocked in a top time in the 1,500m of 5:18.01, also at the OVC Outdoor meet. HIGH SCHOOL: Kathryn joins the Golden Eagle team from Knoxville Catholic High School where she competed in cross country and ran in the 800m and 1,500m events on the track team under coach Shawn O’Neil...best time in the 800m was clocked in at 2:30. PERSONAL: The daughter of Steve and Martha Forbes... birthday is June 16, 1991...full name is Kathryn R Forbes... majoring in nursing...sister Rebecca is a Golden Eagle teammate, and her sister Rachel is a student assistant for the team after a successful career as a pole vault and javelin competitor for Tech.

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Rebecca FORBES Senior F Norris, Tenn. Knoxville Catholic Rebecca is a strong and very promising student-athlete who is bringing her skills into her fourth season with the Golden Eagle squad...along with her solid athletic abilities, she is also a outstanding student, having been valedictorian of her graduating class... also played volleyball in high school. AT TECH (In 2009-10): Rebecca competed in the shot put and weight throw events during the spring indoor season...achieved a best distance in the shot put of 30 feet, seven inches at Sewanee...in the weight throw, best distance was reached at the TSU meet of 35 feet, 1 1/4 inch...participated in the javelin and discus during the outdoor season...best distance in the javelin reached at the TTU Invitational of 95 feet, seven inches...achieved a best discus distance of 105 feet, ten inches, also at the TTU Invitational. (In 2008-09): Rebecca competed often in her events freshman season...competed in the weight throw and the shot put during the indoor track season...achieved a best distance in the weight throw of 32 feet, 8 1/2 inches at the OVC Indoor Championships...her best distance in the shot put was 29 feet, 1 3/4 inches...also competed in the discus throw and the javelin throw during the outdoor season...best distance in the discus was at Western Kentucky with a 97 feet, 9 inch performance...achieved a distance of 90 feet, 10 inches in the javelin at Murray State. HIGH SCHOOL: Rebecca comes to Tech from Knoxville Catholic High School, where she was a two-sport athlete...competed in track under Coach Jason Surlus...named all-region in discus... her longest distance in the event during high school was 98 feet...also played volleyball, in which she was named all-district, all-region, and all-state...she was named valedictorian of her graduating class, and served as a Girls State representative.

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PERSONAL: Rebecca is the daughter of Steve and Martha Forbes...full name is Rebecca A. Forbes...born on November 2, 1989...majoring in mechanical engineering...sister Kathryn is a Golden Eagle teammate and sister Rachel enjoyed a successful career as a pole vault and javelin competitor for Tech.

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Traci JONES Senior F Aiken, S.C. South Aiken Traci looks to bring the same persistance and enthusiasm from her first three seasons into her senior year of competition...participates during the cross country season, and will compete in relays during the spring track season...played soccer in high school...also a dedicated performer in the classroom... named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll four times to honor her academic performance. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Traci competed in six cross country meets in 2011, posting 5K times in the 20s toward the end of the season...ran a season-best 20:39 at Evansville...was Tech’s second finisher at Georgia State and placed third on the team at the TTU Invitational. (In 2010-11): Traci competed in six meets during the fall cross country season...placed third for the squad at Furman with a time of 20:43...best time of the season was achieved at Evansville, where she was clocked in at 20:29.76...competed in the 800 meter, 1500 meter, mile and 3000 meter in the spring track season...was named captain of the track team for running events... was part of the distance medley relay that earned points at the OVC Indoor Championships with a time of 13:08.80...also in the relay were Emily Weinzetl, Leah Bradley and Rebecca Cline...posted a season-best time of 2:20 in the 800 at Austin Peay, notched a season-best mark of 5:00 in the 1500 at Vanderbilt and posted her best mile time of 5:25 at the OVC Indoor Championships. (In 2009-10): Traci proved to be a strong and consistent runner throughout the fall cross country season, running in all six meets and placing second on the squad in each event...achieved a best time of 20:43.52 at the Tennessee Tech Invitational...her best time in the 800m run came at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a mark of 2:19.58, which is third fastest in Tech history...her best time in the 1,500m run came at Vanderbilt, as well, when she ran

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that event in 4:59.06. (In 2008-09): Ran in all seven cross country meets in her freshman year on the Golden Eagle squad...best time was posted at Evansville, where she came in with a 20:10.96 finish...competed in the 800m and mile runs during the indoor track season...reached a best time in the 800m of 2:35.89 and achieved a 5:55.10 in the mile run, both at Sewanee... participated in the 800m and 1500m runs during the outdoor season...her best time in the 800m was clocked in as a strong 2:24.25 at the OVC Championships...achieved a time of 5:07.15 in the 1500m at the OVC meet. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years on the cross country and track teams at South Aiken High School...also lettered on the soccer team and took took “rookie of the year” honors...with her help, the team was the state runner-up in cross country in the 2005 season, and also took second place in the state for the 4X800 competition in 2006...during her time at South Aiken, the cross country team won region championship honors in 2005 and 2006, and the track team was regional champions in 2006 and 2007...was named the MVP twice on the cross country squad...won the National Honor Society award for her achievements in the classroom. PERSONAL: Traci is the daughter of Ray Jones and Lisa Dixon...born October 21, 1989 in Johnson City...full name is Traci Leigh Jones...majoring in animal science with a concentration in pre-veterinary sciences.

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Kelli KECK Sophomore F Crossville, Tenn. Stone Memorial Kelli is an accomplished athlete who brings to Tech an established resume...a talented competitor looking to make a mark on the Golden Eagle program...also competed in basketball and volleyball in her prep career. AT TECH (In 2010-11): Kelli competed in the triple jump during the indoor track season and the 200 meter, long jump and triple jump during outdoor season...set the all-time school record in the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 10.5 inches’ at Tennessee State, a jump that was almost two feet longer than her previous best...was honored with the team’s Impact Award...posted a season-best 17 feet, 5.25 inches in the long jump at Tennessee State. HIGH SCHOOL: Kelli comes to Tech from Stone Memorial High School in nearby Crossville...lettered four years in track for coach Mark Wattenbarger and participated in the triple jumps...fifth in the state in her junior year and sixth her senior year...helped to lead her teams twice to state appearances...also competed and lettered four years for the volleyball team as a setter for coach Megan Kunzelman...twice helped her team to a regional championship and state appearances...lettered four season for coach Tim Smith’s basketball teams and helped her teams twice win the district and participate in the state tournament...graduated with high honors. PERSONAL: The daughter of Randy and Abbie Keck...born July 7, 1992...full name is Kelli LeeAnn Keck...studying general curriculum.

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Katie LOWERY Junior F Andersonville, Tenn. Anderson County Katherine is a very strong competitor in track and has already had a major impact in the pole vault by establishing a new school record...brings a strong can-do attitude into her college career...a pole vaulter who will challenge the Tech record book every time she vaults. AT TECH (In 2010-11): Katie competed in the pole vault during the indoor track season... set the all-time indoor school record in the event with a vault of 10 feet, 0 inches at Middle Tennessee State, beating her previous best by two inches...was named OVC Female Field Athlete of the Week on Feb. 15, following her then-record-setting pole vault of 9 feet, 8 inches at Sewanee...earned the award for the second consecutive week on Feb. 15 following her 10-foot vault at the Middle Tennessee State. (In 2009-10): Competed in indoor and outdoor pole vault events as a freshman...set a school record in the pole vault at the Vanderbilt Invitational with her mark of 10 feet, 0 inches... she established another indoor season record with her mark of 9 feet, 6.25 inches in the pole vault event at Sewanee. HIGH SCHOOL: Katherine comes to the Golden Eagle squad from Anderson County High School...qualified for the state meet in each of her four years...achieved honors as the state runner-up in the pole vault during her junior year. PERSONAL: The daughter of Wally Lowery and Cindy Border... birthdate is January 16, 1991...full name is Katherine Summer Lowery...majoring in pre-physical therapy.

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Amelia McCOY

each of her first four meets...was Tech’s fifth finisher at the NCAA South Regional with a 6K time of 25:11.

Sophomore F Crossville, Tenn. Cumberland County Amelia is a talented student-athlete that brings solid potential to the Golden Eagle squad...looks to make an impact for Tech in her sophomore season. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Amelia ran in all seven cross country meets in 2011, finishing as high as third on the team.. ran a personal best 5K time of 19:56 at Jacksonville State and was Tech’s third finisher... lowered her time in

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(In 2010-11): Amelia ran in all seven meets the Golden Eagles participated in during the fall cross country season... ran several really strong meets...placed second on the squad in the opening meet at Sewanee and closed the season by placing second at the NCAA South Regionals...set her career-best time of 20:09.29 at Evansville...competed in the 3000 meter, 5000 meter and 10,000 meter in track and field... posted a season-best time of 11:39 in the 3000 at Vanderbilt. HIGH SCHOOL: Amelia competed in her prep career at Cumberland County High School in nearby Crossville...lettered four seasons in cross country and three seasons in track for coaches Pat Koehl and Louie DeLorenzo...named MVP for the Jets’ cross-country squad all four years, and also named MVP of the track team, all section, in her freshman through junior seasons...also an achiever in the classroom. PERSONAL: The daughter of Kibbee McCoy and Kimberly Tollett...born August 10, 1992...full name is Amelia Morgan McCoy...majoring in biology.

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Katie McCRARY

Wrasman at Cookeville High School...set a personal-record 5K time of 21:34 at the Foot Locker South Regional on Nov. 27, 2010...ran in the TSSAA state cross country championships in both her junior and senior years.

Freshman F Cookeville, Tenn. Cookeville

PERSONAL: The daughter of Kinnie and Barbara McCrary... full name is Katie Maxine McCrary...born April 23, 1993.

Katie is in her first year with the Golden Eagles. AT TECH (In 201112): Katie ran in five cross country meets in her first season at Tech, showing great improvement from the beginning of the season to the end...posted a season-best 5K time of 21:49 at Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: Katie ran cross country under head coach Bill

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Beth MILLER Junior F Watertown, Wis. Watertown Beth was a member of the 2010 Golden Eagle softball team before deciding to compete in cross country and track...brings a winning attitude of perseverance and hard work into competition...also a strong achiever in academics. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Ran in six of seven cross country meets for Tech in 2011, posting consistent 5K times in the 20s through most of the season...ran a season-best 20:01 at Jacksonville State...notched her best finish amongst her teammates in the first meet of the year at Sewanee, where she ran a 25:11 6K and was the third Golden Eagle to finish...was Tech’s fourth finisher at the OVC Championships (20:21) and the NCAA South Regional (6K time of 25:10). (In 2010-11): The fall season brought Beth’s debut, as she did not participate on a cross country squad prior to this season... showed steady improvement throughout the season...after placing sixth on the team in the opening meet at Sewanee, she improved each meet to place third at Evansville with her careerbest time of 20:00.80...placed fourth on the team at the OVC Championships...ran the 3000 meter, 5000 meter and 10,000 meter and competed in the javelin during track season...ran her best 3000 time of 11:18 at Tennessee State in outdoor season and posted a season-best 19:53 in the 5000 at the OVC Outdoor Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Beth was a two-sport letter winner at Watertown High School and no longer plays either sport...lettered three seasons in softball as a pitcher and outfielder for coach Patty Jansen...also lettered three seasons in volleyball as a defensive specialist for coach Travis Hall...stellar in the classroom and won numerous academic awards...earned the WIAA Scholar Athlete award and the WHS Academic Excellence Award...graduated as the salutatorian of her class.

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PERSONAL: The daughter of Doug and Kathy Miller...full name is Elizabeth Miller...birthdate is August 26, 1991...majoring in food, nutrition and dietetics.

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Elizabeth MITCHELL Freshman F Manchester, Tenn. Coffee County Central Elizabeth is in her first season at Tech. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Elizabeth ran in two cross country meets in her first season at Tech...posted a seasonbest 5K time of 22:50 at the TTU Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL: Elizabeth was a four-year letterman in track and field and soccer at Coffee County Central. She helped the Red Raiders qualify for the state meet in each of her four years and specialized in the 4x800 meter relay, the mile and the 4x400 meter relay. She set a personal record of 5:42 in the mile and a best time of 2:29 in the 800 meter. In soccer, she played midfield and defense and was named team captain in 2010. PERSONAL: The daughter of John and Alisa Mitchell...born March 24, 1993...full name is Elizabeth LeeAnn Mitchell...plans to major in nursing.

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Meghan O’DONOGHUE Sophomore F Talbott, Tenn. Morristown West Meghan runs with a competitive attitude... has the potential to make a mark on the Golden Eagle squad... also a focused studentathlete with good marks in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Meghan competed in all seven cross country meets in her second season with Tech, showing improvement throughout the season...posted seasonbest 5K times of 20:45

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at both the Evansville Invitational and the OVC Championships..ran three consecutive sub-21-minute times at Jacksonville State, Evansville, and OVC. (In 2010-11): Meghan competed in five meets in the fall cross country season...her times improved in nearly every meet...achieved her career-best time of 21:38 at Furman... competed in the 3000 meter, 5000 meter and 10,000 meter in track season...ran a season-best 11:33 in the 3000 at Vanderbilt and posted a season-best 20:25 in the 5000 at Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: Meghan lettered four seasons in cross country at Morristown West High School for coach Raymond Farmer...also lettered four seasons in track for Farmer and coach Mac Pickle...earned numerous awards and honors... named All-Conference for three seasons, All-Region in two seasons and MVP...also named Newcomer of the Year in her freshman season...helped lead the squad to regional, conference and state championships in her freshman season in 2006...also an achiever in the classroom, having graduated with first honors and named a Who’s Who student, AP Scholar and a Gold Star Achiever. PERSONAL: The daughter of Conor and Susan O’Donoghue...full name is Meghan Kelsie O’Donoghue...born March 6, 1992...majoring in political science and French.

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Justine PHILLIPS

100 meter, 200 meter and long jump in outdoor season... ran a season-best 27.45 in the 200 meter at Austin Peay and posted a season-best 15’9.5’’ in the long jump at Sewanee.

Junior F Lake City, Tenn. Anderson County Justine is a Golden Eagle junior with the potential to make a solid impact at Tech...a strong competitor in sprints and relays in high school and will continue in those same events on the collegiate level. AT TECH (In 2010-11): Justin competed in the 55 meter dash, 60 meter dash, 200 meter and long jump during indoor track season and took part in the

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(In 2009-10): Justine ran sprints and relays in her first campaign with Tech track and field...ran the 55m and 200m in the indoor season...achieved a career-best time in the 55m of 7.63 at the OVC indoor meet after improving in that event in every meet over the season...best time in the 200m also came at the OVC indoor meet of 27.60...most productive meeting of the outdoor season came at the OVC Championships, as she clocked in at 13.03 in the 100m dash and 26.90 in the 200m dash...was a participant on two 4X100m relay squads which set school records in 2010...at Jacksonville State, her squad set a mark of 49.63, and at Vanderbilt, her team finished in 48.38, the fastest time ever at Tech in that event. HIGH SCHOOL: Justine comes to Tech from Anderson County High School in Clinton...won most-valuable-sprinter and state runner-up honors while competiting for the Lady Mavericks...also participated in the 100m and 200m dashes and the relays...best 100m time was 13.03 and posted a best 200m time of 27.3. PERSONAL: The daughter of Justin and Sheryl Phillips...full name is Morgan Justine Phillips...birthdate is March 9, 1990... majoring in biology/health sciences.

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Jenna PHILPOTT Senior F Manchester, Tenn. Coffee County Central Jenna is a versatile and talented athlete who is now in her senior year at Tech...has strong potential to leave her mark on the Golden Eagle program...actively competed in three sports in high school... also a solid performer in the classroom... named four times to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of her strong academic efforts. AT TECH (In 2010-11): Jenna competed in the 400 meter during indoor track season and the 800 meter during outdoor season in 2011..ran a season-best 1:04.53 in the 400 at Southern Illinois and posted a season-best 2:29.14 in the 800 at the OVC Outdoor Championships. (In 2009-10): Jenna competed in two events during the outdoor season...at the TTU Invitational, she finished with a career-best time of 2:35.64 in the 800m run and set a mark of 15 feet, 11.25 inches in the long jump...during the indoor season, participated in 400m and 800m runs and the long jump...achieved a best time of 1:06.55 in the 400 and a career-best time 2:30.36 in the 800...in the long jump, reached a best distance of 15 feet, 7 3/4 inches. (In 2008-09): Jenna participated in two events during the indoor part of the spring season...competed in the long jump and made a best distance of 16’ 8.75” at TSU, which also stands as a team seasonal best...also competed in the triple jump at Sewanee, where she achieved a distance of 33’ 5.25”....a participant on the 4x400 relay team at the OVC Indoor meet that reached a time of 4:14.92...competed in 400m dash, long jump and triple jump in the outdoor season...posted a best time of 1:02.24 in the 400m at the OVC Championships...achieved a personal seasonbest distance of 16’ 5” in the long jump at Murray State...in the triple jump, achieved a personal-best distance of 32’ 11.75”, also at Murray State...was a participant on the 4x400 relay team at the

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OVC Championships that set the fourth-best mark in school history for that event with a time of 4:03.59...other participants on that relay were Emily Weinzetl, Danielle Catlett and Leayn Carter. HIGH SCHOOL: Jenna was a three-sport standout athlete at Coffee County High School in Manchester...participated all four years on the track team under coach Stan Jarrell... competed in the long jump, triple jump, 4x8 relay, and 400m dash...was a state track participant in 2005, 06, and 07...In 2005, placed sixth in the 400m run...placed seventh in the pentathalon and eighth in the long jump in 2007...played varsity basketball, where she was a four-year letterman at the right wing under coach Dan Scroggins...also played varsity volleyball under coach Scroggins as a two-year letterman...played the outside hitter and back row specialist postions and helped the Red Raiders to the volleyball district championship...also a successful student in the classroom... graduated in the top ten percent of her graduating class as an Outstanding Senior. PERSONAL: Jenna is the daughter Darin and Shelba Philpott...birthday is December 12, 1989...full name is Jenna Leigh Philpott...majoring in nursing.

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Elisa TANKSLEY

all Tech track and field athletes...posted a season-best time of 28.25 in the 200 at Tennessee State and ran a seasonbest 1:02.08 in the 400 at the OVC Outdoor Championships, cutting her previous best time by a full second.

Sophomore F Gallatin, Tenn. Station Camp Elisa hopes to make her mark in the 400 meter dash at Tech...competed in a variety of events during her prep career but will focus on the 400 in collegiate competition.

HIGH SCHOOL: Elisa competed in both cross country and track and field at Station Camp under coaches Bob Frech and Alan Schoenbachler...competed in sprints and long jump...set five school records, establishing marks in the long jump and 200 meter dash individually and teaming up to break records in 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays... team won two county championships...4x800 relay team was TSSAA state champion in 2009 and 2010...also helped capture the 2010 cross country regional title. PERSONAL: Elisa Christine Tanksley is the daughter of John and Elizabeth Tanksley...born October 1, 1991...studying conservation biology at Tech.

AT TECH (In 2010-11): Elisa competed in the 60 meter dash, 200 meter and 400 meter during indoor track season and ran the 200 meter and 400 meter in outdoor season as a freshman...was named Most Improved among

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Kara WEBB Freshman F New Market, Tenn. Jefferson County Kara is in her first season as a Golden Eagle. AT TECH (In 201112): Kara ran in six of seven cross country meets in her freshman season at Tech and consistently lowered her times throughout the year...posted a season-best 5K time of 20:12 at Jacksonville State and was the fifth Golden Eagle finisher... ran a 20:26 at the OVC Championships and was Tech’s fifth finisher...competed in the NCAA South Regional, posting a 25:17 6K time. HIGH SCHOOL: Kara ran cross country and track and field at Jefferson County High School, where she was named the best distance runner on her team for three consecutive seasons. She helped lead the Patriots to the Inter-Mountain Athletic Conference championship for seasons in a row and excelled in the 800 meter, where she posted a personal-best time of 2:29. PERSONAL: The daughter of Charles and Julie Webb...birthdate is Oct. 23, 1992...full name is Kara Lynn Webb.

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Emily WEINZETL Senior F San Antonio, Texas Ronald Reagan Emily is in her fourth season on the Golden Eagle track squad and her first year in cross country...a promising athlete who is strong on the track, and a dedicated student in the classroom...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at Tech to recognize her efforts in the classroom...also played basketball in high school. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Emily ran in one cross country meet, recording a 27:07 6K time at Sewanee. (In 2010-11): Emily competed in four cross country meets and posted consistently lower times throughout the season...ran a season-best 21:52 at Furman...competed in the 400 meter and 800 meter in track season...was part of the 4x400 relay team that ran the fourth-best time in Tech history of 4:01.51 at Tennessee State...also on the relay squad were Krysten Joshen, Brittany Cotto and Katherine Lynn...was also part of the distance medley relay that earned points at the OVC Indoor Championships with a time of 13:08.80...also in the relay were Traci Jones, Leah Bradley and Rebecca Cline...posted a season-best 1:02.11 in the 400 at Sewanee and posted a season-best 2:23 in the 800 at Austin Peay. (In 2009-10): Emily competed in the TTU Invitational in the cross country season, clocking in at 25:47.49...recorded a career best and posted a school record in the 400m dash at the OVC Championships, as she placed with a time of 59.85...participated on a 4X400 relay team which finished in 3:59.67, the second fastest time in the event in school history...was a participant on a relay team which set an indoor season relay record in the 4X400m with an impressive time of 4:02.89. (In 2008-09): Emily competed in the 400m dash during the indoor season and achieved a best time of 1:02.14 at the OVC

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Indoor meet...that is the best time for a Golden Eagle in the season...a participant on the 4x400 relay team at the OVC Indoor meet that reached a time of 4:14.92...also a participant on the distance medley team that set the new school record time of 12:21.09 at the OVC meet with teammates Tiffany Palmer, Keri Light and Stephanie Place...also competed in the 200m and 400m dashes during the outdoor season... clocked in a best time in the 200m dash of 26.64 at the OVC meet, which is a close second for a Tech season-best time... best time in the 400m was 1:00.91, reached at the Winthrop meet for another close Tech seasonal-best time...helped the 4x100 relay team to a school record-setting time of 48.90 at the Murray State meet along with teammates Meagan Lyons, Allison Price and Ifey Eguzo...was a participant on the 4x400 relay team at the OVC Championships that set the fourthbest mark in school history for that event with a time of 4:03.59...other participants on that relay were Jenna Philpott, Danielle Catlett and Leayn Carter. HIGH SCHOOL: Emily was a two-sport athlete at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio...competed as a sprinter in track four years for coach Nancy Aimarat...helped the team to second place in the district for three consecutive years between 2006 and 2008...best time in the 100m was 11.5... reached 25.6 as a best time in 200m...also competed in the 400m with a career-best time of 59.3...also played basketball as a small forward in her 10th and 11th grade seasons under coach Terry Barton...she helped the basketball team went on to be bi-district champions during her 11th grade year... for her outstanding work in the classroom, she was honored with the cum laude award from the National Honors Society. PERSONAL: The daughter of Scott and Kristi Weinzetl...full name is Emily Jean Weinzetl...born on September 5, 1989 in Robbinsdale, Minn....majoring in journalism and doing some volunteer work with the TTU Sports Information Office.

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Haley WENNERSTROM Junior F Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga Christian Haley is in her junior year on the Tech track & field squad and brings with her a strong, competitive spirit...has the ability to make a mark in the Golden Eagle program...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, recognizing her efforts in the classroom...competes in the throws for the Golden Eagles and has potential to make an immediate impact in the javelin. AT TECH (In 2010-11): Haley competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor track season and took part in the discus, hammer throw

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and javelin during outdoor season...posted a season-best distance of 94 feet, 10 inches in the discus at Tennessee State and threw a season-best 88 feet, 7 inches in the javelin at Austin Peay. (In 2009-10): Haley competed in the hammer, javelin and discus during the outdoor season... her hammer throw of 99 feet, 9 inches at the Vanderbilt Invitational was far enough to rank fourth in Tech history in the event...she also competed in javelin and discus during the outdoor season...posted her season-high distance in javelin at the OVC Championships, as she placed with 84 feet, 1 inch...best distance in the discus was reached at 95 feet, two inches at the Vanderbilt meet... competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...achieved a best distance in the shot put of 28 feet, nine inches at the OVC meet...reached a weight throw distance of 31 feet, 10 1/4 inches at the Sewanee meet. HIGH SCHOOL: Haley comes to Tech from Chattanooga Christian School where she broke some school records...she is now the record-holder in discus with a distance achieved of 93’2”...because of her efforts, she won the Coach’s Award in her sophomore year and was MVP of her team in her senior year...also performs well in the classroom, as she was a member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: The daughter of Eric and Lisa Wennerstrom... born on December 2, 1990...full name is Haley Rebecca Wennerstrom...enrolled in nursing.

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Emily WILLIAMS

beginning of the season to the end...posted a season-best 5K time of 20:36 at Jacksonville State.

Sophomore F Talbott, Tenn. Jefferson County Emily showed improvement from her freshman to sophomore season...brings a winning attitude to the track...competed in soccer and track during her high school career... also an accomplished student in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Emily ran in five meets during the fall cross country season and showed significant improvement from the

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(In 2010-11): The fall cross country season brought Emily’s debut in cross country, as she did not compete as a cross county runner in her high school career...brought a solid effort during the season, starting with a fifth-place finish on the team in the Sewanee Invitational...built up to a thirdplace finish on the team at Western Kentucky with a time of 21:08.88...achieved her best career-time of 20:32.88 at Evansville...competed in the 800 meter, 1500 meter, mile and 3000 meter in track and field...posted a season-best time of 2:30 in the 800 at the OVC Indoor Championships and recorded a season-best of 5:12 in the 1500 at Vanderbilt. HIGH SCHOOL: Emily competed in her prep career at Jefferson County High School for track coach Bill Delozier... achieved Girls Best Distance in the mile run during her sophomore season...named the MVP for the girl’s squad in her junior year...also competed in soccer...as a student, achieved high marks for her academic efforts...named to the National Honors Society and graduated third in her class. PERSONAL: The daughter of Carl and Suzanne Williams...full name is Emily Caroline Wiliams...born June 30, 1992...majoring in engineering.

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Peri WINBORNE Sophomore F Knoxville, Tenn. Farragut Peri has settled into a role as a team leader on the course...brings solid credentials from her high school career and an attitude to win...also an achiever in academics. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Peri was once again a leader on the cross country team, competing in six meets and leading the team in three of those meets... posted a season-best 5K time of 19:53 at Evansville...was Tech’s third finisher at the OVC Championships with a 20:19. (In 2010-11): Peri displayed consistency throughout her freshman season on the Tech squad...started out of the gate as the team leader on the course in cross country...placed first on the team at Sewanee and Western Kentucky...rolled out a trio of second-place finishes in the TTU Invitational and at Furman and Evansville...led the team again at the OVC Championship meet with a time of 20:01.62...achieved a career-best time of 19:30.40 at Evansville...competed in the 3000 meter, 3000 meter steeplechase and 5000 meter in track and field...posted the third-best time in school history in the 3,000 steeplechase with a 12:11.34, earning points at the OVC Outdoor Championship...ran a seasonbest time of 10:53 in the 3,000 at Vanderbilt and recorded a season-best 19:24 in the 5,000 at Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: Peri lettered four seasons in cross country and track at Farragut High School for coach Chelsea Jacobs...proved to be a stand-out runner for a strong program...named to the all-conference team in her senior season and to the second team all-conference in her junior year...named second-team all-region during her senior year, when she placed 11th in the region...co-captain of the cross country squad in her junior and senior seasons...a four-time state qualifier in cross country and a three-time region qualifier in track...helped the team to second place finishes in the region in 2007 and 08, and to a third place

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finish in 2009...the squad also came in fifth at the state championships in 2007 and fourth in 2008...set a personal cross country record time of 19:50 at the Footlocker South Regionals...also competed in junior-varsity basketball in her freshman and sophomore years for coach Wes Edmonds... as a student, named to the National Honor Society and won scholar-athlete awards. PERSONAL: The daugher of Steve and Joanie Winborne... full name is Peri Louise Winborne...birthdate is February 13, 1992...majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in history.

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Lacy YSLAS Junior F Sparta, Tenn. White County Lacy is a junior on the Golden Eagle squad and returns for her third season of competition in the throwing events during the indoor and outdoor track seasons...a talented athlete who made her mark in track in high school...also competed in basketball and volleyball...also a strong performer in the classroom...earned a spot twice on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of her solid academic efforts.

AT TECH (In 2009-10): Lacy set two records in her first year with Tech track and field...recorded a distance of 36 feet, 11 inches in the outdoor shot put, which is fifth longest in school history...her discus mark of 136 feet, 10 inches ranks third all-time at Tech...her season-high in javelin came at the OVC Championships, as she posted a distance of 87 feet, 4 inches...also competed in the shot put and the weight throw during the indoor track season...participated in the shot put in two meets and achieved her best distance of 35 feet 2 1/2 inches at the OVC indoor meet...competed in the weight throw in all three meets and reached a best distance of 39 feet, 7 1/4 inches, also at the OVC meet. HIGH SCHOOL: Lacy comes to Tech from White County High School in nearby Sparta...the first track athlete from that high school to ever compete on the collegiate level of competiton...started her track career during her junior year and advanced to sectionals in the same year...as a senior, advanced to the state meet and took fifth-place honors...was a member of the Tennessean’s All-Midstate second team... lettered both years for coach Dave Bruce...also lettered three years in basketball and three years in volleyball for the Warriors...a solid worker in the classroom in high school... kept a solid “A” average and was chosen to be a Girls’ State alternate as well as a member of BETA. PERSONAL: Lacy is the daughter of Fidel Yslas and Alice Johnson...full name is Lacy Lorraine Yslas...born on June 4, 1991...studying exercise science.

AT TECH (In 2010-11): Lacy took a medical redshirt.

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Haley GRINDER

Freshman F Powell, Tenn. Anderson County

Freshman F Cookeville, Tenn. Cookeville

Kendale will compete in sprints and distances in her first year as a Golden Eagle. HIGH SCHOOL: Kendale was a fouryear letterman in track and field under coach Al Rodd and also ran cross country...helped Anderson County to a sixth-place finish at the TSSAA AAA Sectional Team Finals in 2011 and a state A-AA team runner-up finish in 2008...competed in the 800 meter, 4x800 meter relay and 400 meter...posted a personal-best time of 2:27 in the 800, her primary event.

Haley will compete in sprints in her first year at Tech. HIGH SCHOOL: Haley lettered four years in cross country and three years in track and field under coach Bill Wrasman at Cookeville High School...also played lacrosse for one year... was named Fastest Freshman and received the team’s Spirit Award...ran a 5K personal-best of 21:44 in cross country...helped lead the Cavaliers to a 2010 cross country regional championship.

PERSONAL: Kendale Marie Caldwell is the daughter of Dale and Louann Caldwell...born Nov. 27, 1992...plans to major in elementary education at Tech.

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Sophomore F Crossville, Tenn. Stone Memorial

Freshman F Memphis, Tenn. Harding Academy

Erin is in her first season as a Golden Eagle and will compete in the high jump. HIGH SCHOOL: Erin was a threesport standout at Stone Memorial High School, where was a guard/ forward combo on the basketball team under coach Tim Smith, played middle hitter in volleyball and competed in the high jump, long jump and relays for coach Mark Wattenbarger on the track and field team...was an all-district basketball selection in 2010 and an all-district volleyball honoree in 2009... set the school record in the high jump with a leap of 5’0”... also part of the school-record-holding teams in the 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay...helped lead the Panthers to the basketball state tournament in 2007 and 2008 and the volleyball state tournament in 2009.

A member of the Golden Eagle soccer team, Brooklyn is a versatile athlete who will also compete on the track & field team...an all-state runner and school record-holder at Harding Academy, she will bolster the Golden Eagle lineup in the sprints and relays...played in seven matches during her first season on the soccer team...Brooklyn joined her older sister, Jennee, on the 2011 Golden Eagle soccer roster. HIGH SCHOOL: Brooklyn competed on the varsity track team for four years while at Harding Academy....named all-state four times and holds three school records...set the school marks in 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays...placed seventh in the state in 400m in 2010...finished eighth in the state in 2011 in 100m... she was a major contributor to her team’s winning the 2009 and 2010 West Regional titles...her 4x100 relay team placed fifth at the 47th annual Volunteer Track Classic..won the 100m dash at the 2011 CBHS Invitational...in addition to her track success, she was a five-year letterwinner on her high school soccer team, where she played multiple positions on both ends of the field...helped her team to a state championship in 2008...named the Best Defender on her high school team that finished second in the state in 2007, and was named first-team Regional All West and earned spot on the All-West Regional Tournament team in 2007, 2008 and 2010...named to the AllState soccer team in 2008 and 2010. PERSONAL: The daughter of Anthony and Jennifer Kimball, Brooklyn was born on April 10, 1993 in Memphis, Tenn. She is majoring in education at Tech.

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Harley ROACH Freshman F Clarkrange, Tenn. Clarkrange Harley will compete in the throws in her first season with the Golden Eagles. HIGH SCHOOL: Harley competed in the shot put and discus in track and field and ran cross country under coach Robert Ross... acheived National Elite status in shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 10.5 inches...placed third in the shot put in the TSSAA Class A-AA State Track Meet as a senior and fifth as a junior...qualified as a finalist in the middle Tennessee track region all four years of high school...holds the shot put and discus records at Clarkrange...career best throw of 89.9 feet in discus. PERSONAL: Harley Ann Roach is the daughter of Jon Wayne and Brenda Lee Roach...born Sept. 29, 1992...plans to major in criminal justice at Tech.

Men’s Cross Country 1995 Tommy Stevens 1996 Nathan Pugh 1997 Ray Whitford 1998 Brian Pickett 1999 Stephen Gordon 2000 Stephen Gordon 2001 Stephen Gordon 2002 Stephen Gordon 2003 Stephen Gordon 2004 Colin Smith 2005 Colin Smith 2006 Spencer Whittier 2007 Eric Crews 2008 Eric Crews 2009 Joseph DeLorenzo 2010 Jarrad Read 2011 Ben Shassere Women’s Cross Country 1995 Merrie Caldwell 1996 Merrie Caldwell 1997 Dena Adams 1998 Brooke Holman 1999 Michelle Kline 2000 Michelle Kline 2001 Michelle Kline 2002 Amy Campbell 2003 Stephanie Ward 2004 Deidra Garrett 2005 Deidra Garrett 2006 Alathea Thompson 2007 Stephanie Place 2008 Stephanie Place 2009 Stephanie Place 2010 Tiffany Palmer 2011 Beth Miller Women’s Track & Field 1994 Lee WIlliams 1995 Dena Adams 1996 Dena Adams 1997 Dena Adams 1998 Jenny Adams 1999 Susan Griego 2000 Angela Towne 2001 Stephanie Ward 2002 Stephanie Ward 2003 Amy Ashe 2004 Amy Campbell 2005 Alathea Thompson 2006 Leah Watson 2007 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2008 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2009 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2010 Rachel Forbes 2011 Katherine Lynn

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ALL-TIME INDOOR RECORDS Career Best Times/Distances All-Time Women’s Track and Field Records - Indoor Season Through 2011 Indoor Season

BOLD indicates INDOOR school records set in 2011 season

Running Events 55m....................... Bethany Burney................................:07.28.............. 2/14/04........... Sewanee Indoor 60m....................... Bethany Burney................................:07.70.............. 2/27/04........... OVC Championships 200m..................... Gwen Cannon...................................:25.80.............. 2/14/98........... MTSU Invitational 400m..................... Allison Price......................................59.34............... 2/27/10........... OVC Championships 800m..................... Michelle Kline....................................2:15.89............ 2/24/01........... OVC Championships One-Mile................ Michelle Kline....................................5:06.53............ 2/24/01........... OVC Championships 3000m................... Stephanie Place................................10:04.39.......... 2/28/09........... OVC Championships 5000m................... Stephanie Place................................17:36.63.......... 2/02/08........... TSU Invitational Hurdles Events 55m hurdles........... Meagan Lyons..................................:08.32.............. 2/27/10........... OVC Championships 60m hurdles........... Carmen Tucker.................................:09.21.............. 2/28/03........... OVC Championships Field Events Long Jump............. Leayn Carrter....................................17 ‘4.75”.......... 2/20/10........... Sewanee Invitational Triple Jump............ Lauren Addie.....................................36 11”.............. 2/24/07........... OVC Championships Pole Vault............. Katie Lowery...................................10’ 0”............... 2/25/11........... OVC Championships Weight Throw....... Ashley Mayhew...............................54’ 11.25”........ 1/29/11........... TSU Invitational Shot Put................. Suzanne Roberson...........................43’ 1”................ 12/09/01......... MTSU Invitational High Jump............ Katherine Lynn................................5’ 7”................ 1/29/11........... TSU Invitational Relay Events 4x400m ................. Allison Price/Emily Weinzetl.............4:02.89............ 2/27/10........... OVC Championships .............................. Danielle Catlett/Leayn Carter Distance Medley Keri Light/Emily Weinzetl..................12:21.09.......... 2/28/09........... OVC Championships Tiffany Palmer/Stephanie Place

Note: Tennessee Tech sponsored a women’s track and field team in 1978 and 1979, but few records are available from those years. The women’s track program was restarted in the 1991-92 season.

Left: Bethany Burney holds program records in the 55 meter and 60 meter. Center: Stephanie Place holds all-time records in the 3,000 meter and 5,000 meter. Right: Current Golden Eagle Emily Weinzetl is part of two record-holding relays.

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2011 indoor Career Bestsuperlatives Times/Distances Women’s Track and Field Superlatives during 2011 Indoor Season FINAL through 2011 season (numbers in BOLD FACE are school records set in 2011 season) Running Events 55m..........................Ifey Eguzo............................................ 7.74....................................TSU Invitational 60m..........................Krysten Joshen.................................... 8.18............................OVC Championships 200m........................Ifey Eguzo............................................ 26.83..........................OVC Championships 400m........................Danielle Catlett..................................... 1:01.53.......................SIU Saluki Fast Start 800m........................Traci Jones........................................... 2:21.11.......................OVC Championships Mile Run................... Traci Jones........................................... 5:25.94.......................OVC Championships 3,000m..................... Rebecca Cline...................................... 11:15.79.....................OVC Championships 5,000m..................... Peri Winborne...................................... 19:35.46.............................TSU Invitational Hurdles None Field Events High Jump............... Katherine Lynn................................... 5’ 7”................................. TSU Invitational Long Jump................ Justine Phillips..................................... 15’ 9.5”....................... Sewanee Invitational Triple Jump............... Kelli Keck............................................. 35’ 7.5”.......................OVC Championships Pole Vault................ Katie Lowery....................................... 10’ 0”...................... OVC Championships Weight Throw.......... Ashley Mayhew.................................. 54’ 11.25”........................ TSU Invitational Shot Put.................... Ashley Mayhew.................................... 41’ 3.25”.....................OVC Championships

Relay Events 4x400m..................... Krysten Joshen, Jenna Philpot,............ 4:09.15.......................OVC Championships .................................Brittney Cotto, Emily Weinzetl Distance Medley....... Traci Jones, Emily Weinzetl................. 13:06.80.....................OVC Championships .................................Leah Bradley, Rebecca Cline

2011 INDOOR Results

Meet 1) No team scores at SIU Saluki Fast Start, Dec. 3 Meet 2) No team scores at TSU Invitational, Jan. 8 Meet 3) No team scores at TSU Invitational, Jan. 29 Meet 4) No team scores at Sewanee Invitational, Feb. 5 Meet 5) 8th place (8 teams), OVC Championships, Feb. 25-26

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ALL-TIME OUTDOOR RECORDS Career Best Times/Distances All-Time Women’s Track and Field Records - Outdoor Season Through 2011 Season

BOLD indicates OUTDOOR school records set in 2011 season

Running Events 100m....................Bethany Burney..................... :11.92............4/17/04........... Vanderbilt Invitational 200m....................Allison Price........................... :25.28............. 5/1/09........... OVC Championships 400m....................Allison Price........................... :58.01............. 5/1/10........... OVC Championships 800m....................Keri Coulthard.......................2:17.02............. 5/6/07........... OVC Championships 1,500m..................Keri Coulthard.......................4:38.75............. 4/4/09........... APSU Invitational 3,000m..................Stephanie Place..................10:08.01............4/14/07........... TSU Invitational Steeplechase.........Alathea Thompson..............11:23.52............4/21/06........... Vanderbilt Invitational 5,000m..................Stephanie Place..................17:05.83............. 5/3/08........... OVC Championships 10,000m................Stephanie Place..................36:29.64............. 5/6/07........... OVC Championships Hurdles Events 100m hurdles.........Meagan Lyons........................:14.33.............. 5/1/09........... OVC Championships 400m hurdles.........Carmen Tucker.................... 1:04.00.............. 5/5/01........... OVC Championships Field Events Long Jump.............Shenika Moore..................... 18’ 0.5”............ 4/15/06........... TSU Invitational Triple Jump......... Kelli Keck..................... 36’ 10.5”...........4/9/11............TSU Boston-Moon Shot Put................Suzanne Roberson............. 44’ 7.50”.............. 4/6/01........... Sewannee Relays Discus...................Suzanne Roberson.................... 143’............ 4/14/01........... UNCA Dual Meet Hammer.............. Ashley Mayhew............... 157’ 3”...........4/2/11............JSU Gem of the Hills Javelin...................Richelle Wardell................... 123’10”.............. 5/4/02........... OVC Championships High Jump.............Katherine Lynn..........................5’ 7”.............. 4/3/10........... JSU Invitational ............................Amy Campbell..........................5’ 7”.............. 5/7/05........... OVC Championships Pole Vault..............Katie Lowery...........................10’ 0”............ 4/17/10........... Vanderbilt Invitational Relay Events 4x100m .......... Meagan Lyons / Justine Phillips............... :48.38......4/30/10........ OVC Championships ...................... Ifey Eguzo / Allison Price 4x200m........... Carmen Tucker/Melissa Williams............1:50.62......4/13/02........ Sea Ray Relays ...................... Jennifer Ezell/Kristen Deardorff 4x400m........... Carmen Tucker/Brelinda Johnson...........3:59.39......4/19/03........ Vanderbilt Invitational ...................... Stephanie Ward/Jenny Ackerson 4x800.............. Aseelah Jones/Christina Judon...............9:42.71....... 4/3/99........ Mt. Laurel Relays ...................... Melanie Mickle/Michelle Kline

Left: Katherine Lynn is tied for the all-time high jump record at TTU. Right: Keri Coulthard holds the TTU record in the 800 and 1,500 meters.

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2011 OUTDOOR Career Bestsuperlatives Times/Distances Women’s Track and Field Superlatives during 2011 Outdoor Season (numbers in BOLD FACE are school records sets in 2011 season) Running Events 100m...................... Krysten Joshen................................12.66................................ APSU Showdown 200m...................... Ifey Eguzo......................................26.29................................ APSU Showdown 400m...................... Danielle Catlett.............................1:00.45................................ APSU Showdown 800m...................... Traci Jones...................................2:20.66................................ APSU Showdown 1,500m.................... Traci Jones...................................5:00.23.......................Vanderbilt Black & Gold 3,000m.................... Peri Winborne............................10:53.05.......................Vanderbilt Black & Gold 5,000m.................... Peri Winborne............................19:24.69........................... JSU Gem of the Hills 10,000m.................. Beth Miller.................................40:42.45............................OVC Championships Hurdles Events 400m hurdles........... Brittany Cotto...............................1:05.29............................OVC Championships 3,000 steeplechase... Peri Winborne............................12:11.34............................OVC Championships Field Events High Jump............... Katherine Lynn.............................. 5’ 6.5”.......................Vanderbilt Black & Gold Long Jump............... Kelli Keck....................................... 17’ 5”.................... TSU Boston-Moon Classic Triple Jump.............. Kelli Keck...................................36’ 10.5”.................... TSU Boston-Moon Classic Shot Put.................. Ashley Mayhew..........................42’ 1.75”............................OVC Championships Discus Throw........... Madison Borden............................ 130’ 6”.......................Vanderbilt Black & Gold Hammer Throw..... Ashley Mayhew......................157’ 3””.......................JSU Gem of the Hills Javelin..................... Haley Wennerstrom........................ 88’ 7”................................ APSU Showdown Relay Events 4x100m relay........... Krysten Joshn, Brittany Cotto..............49.89................. TSU Boston-Moon Classic .............................. Justine Phillips, Ifey Eguzo 4x400m relay........... Krysten Joshnen, Brittany Cotto...........4:01.51.............. TSU Boston-Moon Classic .............................. Emily Weinzetl, Katherine Lynn

2011 OUTDOOR Results Meet 1) Vanderbilt Black & Gold, March 26 -- (Team Results Not Tallied) Meet 2) JSU Gem of the Hills, April 2 -- (5th place / 14 teams) Meet 3) TSU Boston-Moon Classic, April 9 -- (3rd place / 12 teams)

Meet 4) APSU Showdown on the Cumberland, April 29 -- (2nd place/3 teams) Meet 5) OVC Championships, May 6-7 -- (8th place/9 teams)

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2011 individual results Career Best Times/Distances Shot Put Discus Weight Throw Hammer Throw

Madison Borden

SIU-I -- -- -- --

Leah Bradley 800m 1,500m Mile Run

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 2:30.64 2:33.97` -- -- -- 2:31.55 2:29.54 2:28.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5:24.25 5:16.00 -- -- 5:42.71 -- -- -- -- -- --

Brittney Brown

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- -- 2:44.79 2:51.62 3:00.95 2:49.73 -- --- -- -- -- 5:38.54 5:50.80 5:45.74 5:31.96 --- -- 12:29.28 -- -- -- -- -- --

Danielle Catlett

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O 1:01.53 1:03.04 1:03.48 -- -- -- -- 1:00.45 1:01.37

800m 1,500m 3,000m 400m

Rebecca Cline

Mile Run 1500m 3,000m 5,000m

TSU-I 35’ 4” -- 37’ 4” --

Sewanee-I OVC-I 34’10.25” 32’5.75” -- -- -- 37’6.75” -- --

Vandy-O 38’ 1.5” 130’ 6” -- 114’ 2”

JSU-O -- 100’ 3” -- 112’ 6”

TSU-O 37’ 11.5” 124’ 4” -- 116’ 3”

APSU-O OVC-O 39’ 3.25” 36’ 7.75” -- 129’ 9.75” -- --- 106’ 5.5”

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 5:42.09 -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- 5:09.89 5:06.10 5:08.37 -- -- 11:31.88 11:15.79 11:01.06 -- 11:16.47 -- --- -- -- 19:53.00 -- 19:50.46 -- -- 19:28.23

Dalis Connell

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 30.00 29.46 -- -- 28.60 27.27 -- 27.82 1:06.87 -- -- 29.35 1:04.44 1:04.37 1:03.37 1:02.59 1:01.98

Brittany Cotto

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- 8.19 -- -- -- -- -- -1:01.95 1:03.78 1:03.98 1:03.67 -- -- -- 1:01.14 --- -- -- -- 1:08.99 1:07.37 1:06.37 -- 1:05.29

200m 400m

55m 400m 400m Hurdles

Yeshi Dohrmann

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- -- -- -- -- 2:50.28 2:44.66 --- 6:33.39 6:27.89 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- 6:00.83 -- --- -- -- -- -- --- -- 13:17.00

Ifey Eguzo

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 7.74 7.69 -- -- -- -- -- -8.22 -- -- 8.22 -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- 13.14 12.68 12.76 12.98 26.95 28.12 27.63 26.83 -- 26.90 26.63 26.29 26.31

Traci Jones

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 2:30.14 2:38.92 2:21.11 2:25.99 2:30.01 -- 2:20.66 2:27.52 -- -- -- -- 5:00.23 5:07.56 5:08.40 5:31.61 5”05.74 -- 5:38.53 5:46.54 5:25.94 -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- 11:02.75 -- --

800m Mile Run 1,500m 3,000m 55m 60m 100m 200m

800m 1,500m Mile Run 3,000m

Krysten Joshen

55m 60m 100m 200m Triple Jump

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 7.84 7.78 -- -- -- -- -- -8.31 -- -- 8.18 -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- 12.70 12.66 --- -- 28.28 -- -- -- -- -- -33’ 6.5” 33’ 9.5” 33’10” 32’11.75” -- -- -- -- --

Kelli Keck 200m Long Jump Triple Jump

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 27.22 27:07 -- -- -- -- -- -- 17’ 5.25” 16’ 7.25” 15’ 6.5” 33’ 10.75” 33’ 1.25” 34’7” 35’7.5” -- 34’ 11.25” 36’ 10.5” -- 33’ 5.75”

Katie Lowery

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2011Career individual results Best Times/Distances Katherine Lynn

SIU-I 5’ 3”

TSU1-I 5’ 4.25”

Ashley Mayhew

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TSU1-I 38’ 2.75” 48’ 4.5” --

Amelia McCoy 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- 12:07.36 12:09.53 11:39.71 -- 12:20.18 -- --- -- -- -- -- 20:50.30 -- -- 22:23.41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 44:44.98

Beth Miller 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m Javelin

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- 11:47.74 11:32.63 11:19.55 -- 11:18.37 -- --- 20:08.91 -- 19:54.58 -- 19:55.61 -- -- 19:53.27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 40:42.45 -- -- -- -- -- 46’ 5” 55’ 10” -- --

High Jump

Shot Put Weight Throw Hammer Throw

TSU-I 5’ 7”

Sewanee-I 5’ 3.75”

OVC-I 5’5”

TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I 39’6” 41’0.5” 41’3.75” 54’ 11.25” -- 50’11” -- -- --

Vandy-O 5’ 6.5”

JSU-O 5’ 5”

TSU-O 5’ 6”

APSU-O OVC-O 5’ 6” 5’ 6”

Vandy-O -- -- --

JSU-O 39’ 4” -- 157’ 3”

TSU-O 42’ 0.5” -- 156’ 7”

APSU-O 38’ 7” -- --

Megan O’Donoghue SIU-I 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m

TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- 11:53.42 -- 11:33.36 -- 11:35.51 -- --- 20:30.44 -- 20:29.85 -- 20:25.80 -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 43:16.86

Justine Phillips

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 7.91 7.81 -- -- -- -- -- -8.34 -- -- 8.41 -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- 13.84 -- -- 13.27 27.98 -- -- -- -- -- -- 27.45 27.63 -- 14’ 8.5” 15’9.5” -- 14’ 10.75” 15’ 4” -- -- --

Jenna Philpott

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O 1:04.53 1:05.27 1:05.01 1:04.60 -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- 2:31.37 2:36.13 2:30.71 2:32.78 2:29.14

Elisa Tanksley

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- -- 8.63 -- -- -- -- --- -- 29.03 -- -- 28.55 28.25 -- -1:06.32 -- -- 1:04.36 -- 1:03.42 1:04.04 1:03.07 1:02.08

Emily Weinzetl

SIU-I 1:03.12 --

55m 60m 100m 200m Long Jump 400m 800m

60m 200m 400m

400m 800m

TSU-I Sewanee-I -- 1:02.11 -- --

OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O 1:02.30 -- -- -- -- --- 2:24.10 2:34.72 2:28.21 2:23.55 2:33.97

Haley Wennerstrom SIU-I

Shot Put Weight Throw Discus Hammer Throw Javelin

Emily Williams

800m 1,500m Mile Run 3,000m

TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 26’ 9.25” 29’1.75” -- -- -- -- -- --- 29’ 5.5” -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- 83’ 7” 83’ 4” 94’ 10” -- 90’ 3.75” -- -- -- -- 76’ 7” 81’ 5” -- -- --- -- -- -- 82’ 4” 77’ 2” 71’ 1” 88’ 7” 78’ 9.5”

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 2:43.83 -- 2:30.07 2:33.28 2:35.00 2:36.43 -- --- -- -- -- 5:12.33 5:18.99 5:30.55 5:15.34 5:12.66 -- -- 5:55.39 5:45.35 -- -- -- -- --- -- 12:06.90 -- -- --- -- -- --

Peri Winborne

SIU-I TSU-I Sewanee-I OVC-I Vandy-O JSU-O TSU-O APSU-O OVC-O 3,000m -- -- 11:18.38 11:21.21 10:53.03 -- -- -- -3,000m Steeplechase -- -- -- -- -- -- 12:50.96 -- 12:11.34 5,000m -- 19:35.46 -- 19:46.90 -- 19:24.69 -- -- --

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OVC-O 42’ 1.75” ---

ALL-TIME TOP Career BestFIVE Times/Distances The fastest, highest, longest and strongest performers in Tech’s outdoor track & field history

All-Time Top Five Through 2011 Season

10,000m Run Stephanie Place.................... 36:29.64............2007 Dena Adams.......................... 37:41.73............1997 Tiffany Palmer....................... 38:24.84............2009 Lucy Hale................................ 38:33.48............2002 Ashley Evans.......................... 39:02.95............2006

Running Events 100m Dash Bethany Burney.................... 11.92..................2004 Meagan Lyons...................... 12.3 (h)..............2009 Ashley Kendrick.................... 12.58..................2005 Joanna Gerold...................... 12.61..................2003 Ifey Eguzo .............................. 12.61..................2010

Hurdles Events 100m Hurdles Meagan Lyons...................... 14.33..................2009 Carmen Tucker...................... 14.85..................2001 Joanna Gerold...................... 15.41..................2003 Kimbel Lea............................. 15.72..................2005 Kelly Carmichael.................. 16.18..................1995

200m Dash Allison Price........................... 25.58..................2009 Bethany Burney.................... 25.32..................2004 Melissa Williams................... 26.02..................2001 Ifey Eguzo............................... 26.17..................2010 Ashley Kendrick.................... 26:39..................2005 Meagan Lyons owns the TTU record in the 100 meter hurdles. Stephanie Place is the record-holder in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000

400m Dash Allison Price........................... 58.01..................2010 Brelinda Johnson................. :58.91.................2002 Leah Watson.......................... :59.59.................2006 Danielle Catlett..................... :59.70.................2010 Emily Weinzetl.................:59.85............2010 800m Run Keri Coulthard....................... 2:17.02...............2007 Michelle Kline....................... 2:18.27...............2001 Traci Jones.......................2:19.58..........2010 Melanie Mickle..................... 2:21.29...............2000 Stephanie Ward.................... 2:22.84...............2003

400m Hurdles Carmen Tucker...................... 1:04.00...............2001 Kimbel Lea............................. 1:05.50...............2005 Joanna Gerold...................... 1:06.24...............2003 Kelly Carmichael.................. 1:06.31...............1996 Brittany Cotto.................1:05.29..........2011 3000m Steeplechase Alathea Thompson.............. 11:23.52............2006 Ashley Evans.......................... 11:40.63............2010 Peri Winborne.................12:11.34........2011 Richelle Wardell.................... 12:19.95............2002 Catherine Baites................... 12:20.25............2008

1500m Run Keri Light................................ 4:38.75...............2009 Michelle Kline....................... 4:41.11...............2002 Stephanie Place.................... 4:44.65...............2010 Alathea Thompson.............. 4:57.57...............2006 Tiffany Palmer....................... 4:56.66...............2009 3000m Run Stephanie Place.................... 10:08.01............2007 Lucy Hale................................ 10:30.58............2002 Keri Light................................ 10:30.59............2009 Dena Adams.......................... 10:38.00............1997 Ashley Evans.......................... 10:38.51............2010 5000m Run Stephanie Place.................... 17:05.83............2008 Dena Adams.......................... 17:59.58............1997 Tiffany Palmer....................... 18:00.66............2010 Keri Light................................ 18:12.14............2009 Ashley Evans.......................... 18:12.15............2010

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Alathea Thompson is Tech’s record-holder in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

ALL-TIME TOP FIVe Career Best Times/Distances Javelin Richelle Wardell.................... 123’ 10”..............2002 Rachel Forbes........................ 119’2”.................2010 Jessica Savage...................... 114’3”.................2005 Christina Stolaas.................. 113’1”.................2005 Karen Burchfield.................. 108’6”.................2005 Pole Vault Katie Lowery...................10’ 0”.............2010 Rachel Forbes........................ 9’ 6”.....................2008 Jennifer Ezell......................... 8’ 0”.....................2003 Joanna Gerold...................... 7’ 0”.....................2006

Katherine Lynn

4x800m Relay at Sewanee Relays............... 9:42.71...............1999 at Sewanee Relays............... 9:44.71...............2001 at Mt. Laurel Relays............. 9:52.44...............2002 Distance Medley Relays at Sea Ray Relays.................. 12:24.66............2002 at OVC Indoor....................... 13:13.34............2005 at Disney Relays................... 13:51.69............2001 Sprint Medley Relays at Disney Relays................... 4:25.53...............2001

Hammer Ashley Mayhew.................... 157’ 3”................2011 Casey Stinson........................ 129’ 2”................2003 Madison Borden.............116’ 3”...........2011 Haley Wennerstrom........99’ 9”.............2010

Field Events Long Jump Shenika Moore..................... 18’ 0.5”...............2006 Buffy Bright............................ 17’ 10.75”..........1999 Lauren Addie......................... 17’ 7”...................2005 Kimbel Lea............................. 17’ 7”...................2005 Leayn Carter.......................... 17’ 6.7”...............2010 Triple Jump Kelli Keck.........................36’ 10.5”........2011 Lauren Addie......................... 36’ 8.25”.............2007 Raela Washington................ 36’ 1.25”.............2004 Leayn Carter.......................... 36’ 0.5””..............2009 Kimbel Lea............................. 35’ 6”...................2006 Carmen Tucker...................... 34’ 7”...................2002 High Jump Katherine Lynn..................... 5’ 7”.....................2010 Amy Campbell...................... 5’ 7”.....................2005 Victoria Brown...................... 5’ 4.25”...............2006 Meagan Lyons...................... 5’ 4”.....................2009 Ashley Brady.......................... 5’ 3”.....................2006 Shot Put Suzanne Roberson.............. 44’ 7.5”...............2001 Ashley Mayhew.................... 43’ 3.25”.............2009 Sherita Moore....................... 39’ 11”................2003 Madison Borden.............39’ 3.25”........2011 Lauren Elmore...................... 27’ 6.75”.............2008 Discus Suzanne Roberson.............. 143’ 0”................2001 Sherita Moore....................... 142’ 8”................2002 Lacy Yslas.........................136’ 10”.........2010 Madison Borden.............133’ 3”...........2010 Ashley Mayhew.................... 125’ 5”................2008

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Relay Events 4x100m Relay at Vanderbilt Invitat............ 48.38..................2010 at Murray State Invit. ......... 48.90..................2009 at OVC Championship....... 49.45..................2003 at TSU Invitational............... 49:46..................2005 at JSU Invit............................. 49:63..................2010 4x200m Relay at Sea Ray Relays.................. 1:45.69...............2002 at Disney Relays................... 1:50.62...............2001 at TSU Invitational............... 1:53.79...............2005 at Austin Peay Invitat......... 1:55.30...............2007 at Sewanee Relays............... 2:01.18...............1992 4x400m Relay at Vanderbilt Inv................... 3:59.39...............2003 at OVC Championship....... 3:59.67...............2010 at OVC Championship....... 4:00.57...............2001 at TSU Boston-Moon.......4:01.51..........2011 at OVC Championship....... 4:01.92...............2006 at OVC Championship....... 4:03.59...............2009

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at h l e t i c p e r f o rm a n c e 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.

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting March 24, 2011

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The new Athletic Performance Center provides Tennessee Tech student-athletes with an indoor practice facility to use year-round, providing them the opportunity to work on every aspect of their game 12 months a year.

The Upper Cumberland PICTURESQUE VIEWS:

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

NICE WEATHER:

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

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

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

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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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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800-264-5541 or (931) 526-2211

To learn more about what Cookeville, Putnam County and the Highlands have in store for you, make your first stop the Highlands Visitor Center, which is located at 470-A Neal St. in Cookeville and is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Or visit us online at MustSeeCookeville.com or CookevilleChamber.com.

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ATHLETICS CareerADMINISTRATION Best Times/Distances 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 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.

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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 Cooke-ville 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 Career Best Times/Distances 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.

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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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ACADEMIC CareerSUPPORT Best Times/Distances 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 Athlet-

ics, 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.

The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now

Adam McLeod (center), a sophomore member of the men’s cross country team, receives a scholar-athlete award at a Tech home basketball game.etary

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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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ACADEMIC SUPPORT Career Best Times/Distances

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 student-athletes to maximize their academic potential.

ESPN The Magazine/ 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

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Marilyn Borch-Jensen Academic Advisement Secretary

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

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

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

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

Joe

ERDELJAC v Director of Sports Medicine West Virginia, 1988

Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac began his career in 1988 while

an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree in 1989. His first full-time position was Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University prior to joining the Tech staff. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the CRMC as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, working with the basketball teams and other Olympic team members. A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and is currently serving as president of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, born on December 15, 2008.

Assistant Athletic Trainers JAKE FOX --

football teams. He holds membership in several regional associations, Jake Fox, a graduate assistant and is also a member of the National athletic trainer at the University of Athletic Trainers’ Association. Tennessee at Chattanooga for two years, became an assistant athletics trainer at Tennessee Tech University RANDI KAPLAN-in 2010. Fox earned his masters deBuilding her professional resume gree in clinical exercise physiology with positions at the University of while at Chattanooga, receiving it Maryland Eastern Shore, Newberry in May. A native of Canandaigua, College and Niagara University, N.Y., Fox earned his Bachelor of Randi Kaplan joined the Tennessee Jake Fox Adam Graham Randi Kaplan Jessica Vaughan Science degree in Athletic Training Tech Sports Medicine staff in January from East Carolina University where 2012. A native of Salisbury, Md., Kahe worked with the football, volplan received her bachelor’s degree leyball and baseball teams, and also with high school teams in the area. He served in biology from the University of Albany in 2004 and went to graduate school at the as a graduate assistant in athletics at Chattanooga for two years. Prior to beginUniversity of Buffalo. She graduated with honors from the combined BS/MS program ning his collegiate studies, Fox had more than 10 years of service in the U.S. Army, in June 2007 and was BOC certified in July. She was an Athletic Training Intern at spending his time on active duty as a paratrooper and combat medic. He was in Niagara University for one year, then spent three years Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2003 to 2005. For the next three years, from 2007 to 2010, Randi was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Newberry College. In 2010, she was selected as Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, a position she held until joining the Golden Eagle ADAM GRAHAM -Sports Medicine staff. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Adam Graham joined the Sports Medicine staff in 2011 as assistant athletic trainer. (NATA) in addition to the College Athletic Trainer’s Society, the Maryland Athletic A graduate of Western Carolina with a master’s degree from West Virginia, Graham Trainer’s Association and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer’s Association. is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., and a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. As a student athletic trainer, he worked with the Catamount football and women’s basketball teams. During his time as an undergraduate, he also spent one summer in an internship position with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, working with the Bradenton Pirates in the Gulf Coast League. He also served in volunteer positions at the North Carolina State High School cross country and wrestling championships, and the Kentucky Bluegrass Games. As part of the WCU Athletic Training program, Graham had a stronghold on the department’s annual honors, winning the Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior awards. After graduation, he spent one year in an internship position at Georgia Tech where he worked primarily with the Yellowjacket football team. His coverage also included working with the cross country and track teams, and the cheerleading squad. During 2010-11, Graham worked toward his master’s degree and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia University. His coverage with Mountaineer teams was with the baseball, cross country, track and

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JESSICA VAUGHAN --

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.

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SPORTS MEDICINE Career Best Times/Distances Dr. Richard WILLIAMS Team Physician

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

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant

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

Medical Support Staff

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

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

Dr. Mike Huddleston Team Optometrist

Graduate Assistants Left: Ali Bush Right: Chuck Cushman

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

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strength conditioning Career and Best Times/Distances

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 swim-

ming, 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.

Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning program features:

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

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strength Career and Best conditioning Times/Distances 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, thus making it harder to “fold” under pressure. Make workouts short and intense There are many philosophies on how to get athletes stronger, faster and more flexible. But, when combined, these philosophies have the same three underlying principles: a) The workouts should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense The following are recommendations for athletes concerning days and times of strength trainig (including warmups): * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout * Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout

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

hall of fame Career Best Times/Distances 1975 Inductees Preston V. (Putty) Overall (1923-67)--Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball Creed Denton McClure (1937-39)--Football, Track B. Holmes Neal (1937-39)--Football Tom Fann (1950-52)--Football James Dearing Miller (1920-25)--Football 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 1981 Inductees Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics 1982 Inductees David Baxter (1958-61)--Football Kenneth Broyles (1951-53)--Football Bannis Norris (1931-35)--Basketball, Baseball Virgil Rains (1949, 1952-54)--Football Ray Thomas (1957-60)--Football 1983 Inductees Edward Gracey (1939-42)--Golf, Football, Track Gordon Mason (1957-61)--Football Charles Pangle (1943-45)--Football, Basketball, Baseball W. J. Shumaker (1957-59)--Football Jim Youngblood (1968-72)--Football 1984 Inductees Edward F. Etzel (1971-74)--Rifle William C. Francis (1949-52)--Football Don Cook (1948-51)--Baseball, Basketball Tommy Hackler (1959-60)--Football

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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 1991 Inductees Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football 1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Volleyball 1993 Inductees Marc Burnett (1977-82)--Basketball Dr. William Headrick (1941-43)--Basketball, Baseball Pam Cassity Smith (1973-77)--Basketball Don Wade (1968-82)--Football 1994 Inductees Murray Cunningham (1973-76)--Football Don J. Henderson (1946-49)--Football, Baseball Ed Hooper (1940-1998)--Athletics Hubie Smith Jr. (1950-56)--Golf 1995 Inductees Ed Burns (1975-79)--Football Kurt Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Rodney Moore (1975-79)--Track 1996 Inductees Eldon Burgess (1962-96) and Gene Davidson (1962-98)--Broadcasting Wayne Pack (1970-73)--Basketball

Kim Tunnell-Suiter (1982-85)--Volleyball Mike Winchester (1972-75)--Baseball 1997 Inductees Wayne Anderson (1977-80)--Football Donley Canary (1973-77)--Baseball Jim Newkirk (1980-89)--Rifle Cheryl Taylor (1983-87)--Basketball 1998 Inductees Juan Escudero (1986-88)--Tennis Bruce Harris (1955-57)--Basketball Bob Joye (1967-80)--Football Derek Lane (1984-87)--Baseball 1999 Inductees Jim Cornelius (1985-88)--Golf Johnny Donnelly (1989-98)--Supporter Melinda Clayton Hatfield (1986-90)--Basketball Elaine Proffitt Keagle (1978-82)--Rifle 2000 Inductees Bill Branch (1949-52)--Football, Baseball C. Stephen Lynn (1966-69)--Tennis Melanie Marshall (1986-89)--Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Golf John D. Wall (1950-53)--Track Lana Ward (1987-90)--Rifle 2001 Inductees Matt Bulow (1987-90)--Tennis, Paralympics Angela Moorehead (1988-91)-- Basketball Matt Stark (1977-80)--Rifle 2002 Inductees John Fitzpatrick (1969-72)--Football Todd Kemp (1985-88)--Baseball Roschelle Vaughn (1990-92)--Basketball 2003 Inductees Becky Murray Isom (1982-85)--Volleyball Stephen Kite, Sr. (1982-86)--Basketball Steve Moore(1968-83)--Athletics Trainer Raymond Slonena, Sr. (1980-84)--Rifle Barry Wilmore (1982-85)--Football 2004 Inductees Anthony Avery (1986-90)--Basketball Beth Keylon (1992-94)--Softball Andrea Roark (1990-93)--Softball Delores Wheatley (1969-2004)--Academics 2005 Inductees Leonard “Sonny” Allen (1951-54)--Football Scott Baerns (1985-88)--Baseball David Mays (1974-98)--Baseball Coach 2006 Inductees Shawn Monday Smith (1986-90)--Basketball Cecilia Ramsey Fisher (1988-91)--Basketball Angelo Volpe (1987-2000)--President Melanie Gray Walker (1991-95--Golf Bill Worrell (1981-2006)--Basketball Coach 2007 Inductees Dr. Thurston Banks (1973-2006)--Administrator Stacy Hughes Britt (19866-89)--Softball Dr. David Larimore (1976-2006)--Administrator Eddie Scott (1951-54)--Football, Track Ryan Weeks (1986-89)--Football 2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-2007)--Supporter Rachel Melchiorre (1994-97)--Volleyball Tom Pack (1996-99)--Golf

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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

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 2011 Inductees Ralph Broyles (1959-60) -- Football Chad Evitts (1997-2000) -- Football Angie Duncan Hyche (1983-86) -- Volleyball James “Redbone” McMillan (1958-61) -- Football Esra Bayburt Roan (1994-98) -- Tennis

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

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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 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994

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Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

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

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

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

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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

ATHLETICS CareerSTAFF Best Times/Distances Athletics Administration

Kevin Bostian Associate A.D./ Development

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

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

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

Selena Roberts

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Jessica Morgan

Kim Nash

Mandy Thatcher Leveda Birdwell Compliance & Corporate Sales Special Events and Marketing

Golden Eagle Head Coaches

Golf (M/W) Polk Brown

Facilities

Tyler Birdwell

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Patrena Hicks

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

Debbie Parker

Debbie Turnbow

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Robin Burroughs

Matt Dexter

MEDIA RELATIONS Career Best Times/Distances 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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ohio valley conference Career Best Times/Distances

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

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-

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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

The Ohio Valley Conference 215 Centerview Drive, Suite 115 Brentwood, Tenn. 37027 (615) 371-1698 www.ovcsports.com

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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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