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TRACK & Times/Distances FIELD/XC 2012-13 Career Best 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.......................26 A.D. Honor Roll Members....................................26 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.......................................................7-17 Men’s Photo Gallery..............................................18 Men’s Cross Country Results, 2011...................19 Men’s Cross Country Times, 2011.....................20 Men’s Honors and Awards...................................21 Men’s Superlatives.................................................21

Women’s Cross Country Section Women’s Cross Country Roster.........................22 Women’s Cross Country Team Photo..............22 Women’s Cross Country Results, 2011............23 Women’s Cross Country Times, 2011...............24 Women’s Cross Country Honors........................25 Women’s Cross Country Superlatives..............25 Women’s Track & Field Section Women’s Track & Field Team Photo..................27 Women’s Track & Field Roster.............................28 Women’s Profiles.............................................. 29-54 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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SCHEDULES/MEDIA Career Best RELATIONS Times/Distances 2012-2013 Schedules 2012 Cross Country Schedule Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 9 Nov. 17

at UA Huntsville Invitational at Vanderbilt Invitational at Louisville Invitational TTU Invitational# at Barry College Invitational at OVC Championships at NCAA South Regional+ at NCAA National Championships*

# at Southern Hills Golf Course + at Tallahassee, Fla. % must qualify

M-8/W-5 M-8/W-6 W-5/M-8 W-5/M-8 M-8/ W-6 W-5/M-8 W-6/M-10 M-10/W-6

2012-13 Indoor Track Schedule

Dec. 8 Jan. 18-19 Feb. 2 Feb. 22-23 March 8-10

Southern Illinois Invitational Carbondale, Ill. East Tennessee State Johnson City, Tenn. University of the South Sewanee, Tenn. OVC Championships Charleston, Ill. NCAA Championships* Fayetteville, Ark

* must qualify to enter

2013 Outdoor Track Schedule

March 22-23 Vanderbilt Black and Gold Nashville, Tenn. March 30 Austin Peay Invitational Clarksville, Tenn. April 6 Jacksonville State Jacksonville, Ala. April 13 Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky. April 19-20 Vanderbilt Invitational Nashville, Tenn. April 23 Austin Peay Clarksville, Tenn. May 3-4 OVC Championships Charleston, Ill. May 23-25 NCAA East Prelim Meet* Greensboro, N.C. June 6-8 NCAA Championships* Eugene, Ore.

WELCOME to TENNESSEE TECH Cross Country in 2012 / Track & Field in 2013

April Gilbert

Rob Schabert

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 keeping current on the team, including constant updates on our web site (TTUsports.com) and this digital guide. If there is any information you need, please let us know by contacting our office. Thank you!

Credits: The 2012-2013 Golden Eagle Cross Country/Track & Field Digital Guide was produced by April Gilbert, Sports Information Student Intern. Photography by Tech Photo Services, Jim Dillon, Tony Marable and Rob Schabert. Information in this guide is current as of Sept. 1, 2012.

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 indoor and outdoor cross country, 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 Head Coach Tony Cox Interviews with Coach 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 is a top priority.

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CAREER CareerBEST BestTIMES/DISTANCES Times/Distances Men’s Cross Country Career Bests

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

Women’s Cross Country Career Bests

(Best times at 5K/3.1 miles - through 2011 season) Runner Time Meet/Year Brittney Brown 20:49 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Rebecca Cline 19:13 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Yeshi Dohrmann 22:38 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Kathryn Forbes 21:52 Jax State/Oct. 8, 2011 Amelia McCoy 19:56 Jax State/Oct. 8, 2011 Beth Miller 20:00 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Elizabeth Mitchell 22:50 TTU Invite/Sept. 30, 2011 Meghan O’Donoghue 20:45 OVC/Oct. 29, 2011 Kara Webb 20:12 Jax State/Oct. 8, 2011 Emily Williams 20:32 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Peri Winborne 19:30 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010

Track & Field - Returnees Career Best Performances (Through 2012 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’ 4.5” (APSU, 2012)

BRITTANY COTTO Indoor -55m - :08.19 (Sewanee, 2011) 200m - 27.64 (ETSU, 2012) 400m - 1:01.95 (SIU, 2011) Outdoor -200m - 26.34 (APSU, 2012) 400m - 1:00.05 (APSU, 2012) 400m Hurdles - 1:05.29 (OVC, 2011)

BRITTNEY BROWN Indoor -800m - 2:44.79 (OVC, 2011) Mile - 5:53.90 (SIU, 2012) 3,000m - 11:43.92 (SIU, 2012) Outdoor -800m - 2:47.31 (TSU, 2012) 1,500m - 5:31.26 (TSU, 2012) 3,000m - 11:33.79 (Vandy, 2012)

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)

KENDALE CALDWELL Indoor -55m - 9.17 (OVC, 2012) 800m - 2:41.39 (ETSU, 2012) Outdoor -800m - 2:32.43 (APSU, 2012) 1500m - 5:15.81 (APSU, 2012)

KATHRYN FORBES Indoor-800m - 2:40.51 (SIU, 2012) Mile Run - 5:50.75 (OVC, 2010) 5,000m - 21:21.96 (OVC, 2012) Outdoor-800m - 2:34.82 (OVC, 2010) 1500m - 5:15.59 (APSU, 2012) 3,000m - 11:40.68 (APSU, 2012)

REBECCA CLINE Indoor -Mile Run - 5:40.71 (SIU, 2012) 3,000m - 11:15.70 (OVC, 2012) 5,000m - 19:52.12 (OVC, 2012) Outdoor -800m - 2:31.98 (Vandy, 2012) 1500m - 5:03.84 (APSU, 2012) 3000m - 10:49.98 (Vandy, 2012) 3000mS - 12:50.51 (OVC, 2012) 5000m - 19:28.23 (OVC, 2011) 10,000m - 43:33.54 (OVC, 2012)

MARGARETT HOLDER Outdoor-Shot Put -- 31-04.00 (Vandy 2012)

DALIS CONNELL Indoor -200m - 29.35.00 (OVC, 2011) 400m - 1:03.09 (OVC, 2012) 800m - 2:39.13 (SIU, 2012) Outdoor -200m - :27.27 (TSU, 2011) 400m - 1:01.92 (TSU, 2012) 800m - 2:46.51 (APSU, 2012)

ERIN KEYES Indoor-High Jump - 5’ 0.0” (OVC, 2012) Outdoor-High Jump - 5’ 0.25” (OVC, 2012)

KELLI KECK Indoor -Triple jump - 36’ 1.5” (OVC, 2012) Long Jump - 16’ 7.0” (ETSU, 2012) Outdoor -200m - :27.22 (APSU, 2011) Long Jump - 16’ 8.75” (OVC, 2012) Triple Jump - 36’ 10.5” (TSU, 2011)

BROOKLYN KIMBALL Indoor-60m - 8.19 (ETSU, 2012) 200m - 27.42 (ETSU, 2012) 400m - 59:81 (OVC, 2012) Outdoor-400m - 1:00.33 (Vandy, 2012)

KATIE LOWERY Indoor -Pole vault - 10’ 0” (OVC, 2011) Outdoor -Pole vault - 10’ 3” (Sewanee, 2012) 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) ELIZABETH MITCHELL Indoor-800m - 2:39.15 (SIU, 2012) MEGHAN O’DONOGHUE Indoor -3,000m - 11:46.35 (SIU, 2012) 5,000m - 19:32.04 (OVC, 2012) Outdoor -3000m - 11:26.24 (Vandy, 2012) 5000m - 20:25.80 (JSU, 2011) 10,000m - 41:32.62 (UT, 2012) JUSTINE PHILLIPS Indoor-55m - :07.63 (OVC, 2010) 60m - :08.32 (SIU, 2012) 200m -:27.30 (OVC, 2012) Long Jump - 15’ 9” (Sewanee, 2011) Outdoor-100m - :12:79 (APSU, 2012) 200m - :26.45 (OVC, 2012) Long Jump - 15’ 4” (JSU, 2011)

ELISA TANKSLEY Indoor -60m - 8.63 (OVC, 2011) 200m - :28.75 (SIU, 2012) 400m - 1:04.36 (OVC, 2011) Outdoor -200m - :27.92 (TSU, 2012) 400m - 1:02.08 (OVC, 2011) KARA WEBB Indoor-800m - 2:31.39 (SIU, 2012) Mile- 5:25.48 (OVC, 2012) Outdoor-800m - 2:23.24 (OVC, 2012) 1500m - 4:55.22 (APSU, 2012) 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 - 11:30.45 (OVC, 2012) 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 - 37’ 1.0”” (SIU, 2012) Weight throw - 39’7.25” (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-Javelin - 108’ 11” (OVC, 2012) Discus - 136’ 10” (OVC, 2010) Shot put - 36’ 11” (Vandy, 2010)

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HEAD COACH TONY Career Best COX Times/Distances

Tony Cox HEAD COACH Cross Country / Track & Field Tony Cox, 52, is in his ninth 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 an 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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2012 MEN’S XC ROSTER Career Best Times/Distances 2012 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name .................................... Year...............................Ht. ...........................Hometown (High School) Kolbe Andrzejewski ..................Senior.................................. 6-0......................Spring Hill, Tenn. (Independence) Matthew Bishop..........................Junior................................... 5-9...............Morristown, Tenn. (Morristown West) Daniel Francis...............................Senior..................................5-7..................................Morganton, N.C. (Freedom) John Greene.................................Senior.................................. 6-1....................Friendsville, Tenn. (William Blount) Charlie Jordan..............................Sophomore....................... 5-9............................. Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp) Nathan Livesey............................Senior................................. 5-10..............................Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge) Michael Mahan............................Senior.................................. 5-9............................. Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma) Adam McLeod.............................Junior.................................. 5-11.....................Kingsport, Tenn. (Homeschooled) Matt Pennycuff............................Sophomore....................... 6-0............ Crossville, Tenn. (Cumberland County) Sterling Smith..............................Sophomore...................... 5-11......................................... Knoxville, Tenn. (Karns) Nathan Snow...............................Junior................................... 6-0..............................Collierville, Tenn. (Collierville)

The 2012 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team:

Front row, from left -- Charlie Jordan, Nathan Livesey, Michael Mahan, Kolbe Andrzejewski, Matt Pennycuff Back row, from left -- Student Assistant Coach Jenna Philpott, Sterling Smith, John Greene, Nathan Snow, Adam McLeod, Matthew Bishop, Coach Tony Cox

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Kolbe ANDRZEJEWSKI Senior F Spring Hill, Tenn. Independence HS

Kolbe completed his third 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 Sewanee 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. (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. HIGH SCHOOL: Kolbe lettered in both cross country and track & field under Coach Finley at Independence High School, serving as 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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MEET THECareer 2011 Best GOLDEN EAGLES Times/Distances

Matthew BISHOP

Junior F Morristown, Tenn. Morristown West HS Matthew came to Tech from Morristown West High School where he established himself as a competitor on the track becoming an important asset to the Golden Eagles... 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 second-place finisher in each event...After opening the year with an 8K 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 team 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 over the next two years, culminating in a state championship as a senior...also an achiever in academics, graduating with top honors. PERSONAL: The son of Thomas and Barb Bishop...born April 26, 1992...majoring in wildlife and fisheries.

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Daniel Francis

Senior F Morganton, N.C. Freedom HS

Daniel proved his will to compete during the 2009 campaign, when he made his debut...looks to bring that same drive in his senior year...also a solid performer in the classroom...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of his achievements in the classroom for four semesters. AT TECH (In 2010): Daniel ran in four meets during the cross country season...finished fifth on the team at the season-opening meet at Sewanee...clocked in a season-best time of 28:46 at Furman. (In 2009): After waiting a year, Daniel made his Golden Eagle debut in the 2009 season and competed in four races...opened the year by placing sixth on the team at the Sewanee Invitational in 29:54.13...showed improved times in every single meet...career-best time of 28:50.67 came on the OVC Championship. (In 2008): Daniel redshirted his freshman season because of a stress fracture. HIGH SCHOOL: Daniel is a June graduate of Freedom High School where he received a total of 10 letters in three sports. In addition to his four letters in cross country, he also claimed three in track & field and three in swimming. PERSONAL: Daniel Francis is the son of Noel and Beth Francis of Morganton, N.C... birthday is July 17, 1990... majoring in electrical engineering.

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John GREENE

Senior F Friendsville, Tenn. William Blount HS John is in his senior year at Tech and looks to help bring momentum to the squad...was a leading force for his team in high school... named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll three times in recognition of his work in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2011): John had a breakthrough junior season, lowering his careerbest 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 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

Sophomore F Gallatin, Tenn. Station Camp HS Charlie is in his second season at Tech. He continues to train everyday in hopes of posting excellent times for the Golden Eagles in future seasons. 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 comparatively 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 seasons, leading the Bison to top 10 finishes each year, including a second-place finish 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 all-Midstate 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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MEET THECareer 2011 Best GOLDEN EAGLES Times/Distances

Nathan LIVESEY

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.

Senior F Oak Ridge, Tenn. Oak Ridge HS Nathan looks to carry to his senior year the same drive he brought in his previous seasons...has the ability to compete and succeed...a selection on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of his academic efforts. AT TECH (In 2011): Nathan ran in five meets in 2011, clocking a season-best 8K time of 31:45 at Jacksonville State...dropped his time in four of those five

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(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. (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.

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Michael MAHAN

Senior F Tullahoma, Tenn. Tullahoma HS 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

PR 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. (In 2010): Michael joined the Golden Eagle squad but did not compete in any races during the season. BEFORE TECH: Michael spent two years at Maryville College, where he ran on the cross country team 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

Junior F Kingsport, Tenn. Homeschooled Adam is a promising student athlete in his third year on the Golden Eagle squad...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 fourth-place 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

Sophomore F Crossville, Tenn. Cumberland County HS Matt is in his second season with the Golden Eagles. His integrity and endurance is sure to accumulate several successful seasons for the cross country team. Matt also strives for success academically having been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll his freshman year at Tech. 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 best 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 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 AAA 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

Sophomore F Knoxville, Tenn. Karns HS Sterling is in his second season with the Golden Eagles. He has promising skills as a runner and has showed consistent improvement in his times throughout the season. His future seasons will be just as bright and impressing as his first.

at the end of the season, running a season-best 8K time of 28:26 at the OVC Championships and turning in his best finish relative to his teammates at the NCAA South Regional, where he was the fourth Golden Eagle to finish the 10K with a time of 35:27...cut his TTU Invitational time of 30:05 by more than a minute at Jacksonville State, posting a 28:44, then sliced that time to 28:32 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Sterling ran cross country and track at Karns High School under coach Christopher Cowan-Banker...set a 5K personal record of 16:54.00 at the Foot Locker South Regional on Nov. 27, 2010 and ran in the TSSAA State Cross Country Championships...in track and field, he ran the 800 meter, 1600 meter and 3200 meter...set a personal-record time of 4:49.57 at the TSSAA Section 1AAA Championships on May 13, 2011. PERSONAL: The son of Gary and Donna Smith...born April 19, 1993...full name is Sterling Curtis Dean Smith...major is undeclared.

AT TECH (In 2011): Sterling ran in six meets for the Golden Eagles and showed consistent improvement throughout the season...peaked

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Nathan SNOW

Junior F Collierville, Tenn. Collierville HS 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 the 8K with times in the 30-to-31-minute range... posted a season-best time of 30:59 at Jacksonville State...cut his season-opening 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 XC RESULTS Career BestMEN’S 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)

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 XC INDIVIDUAL TIMES Career Best Times/Distances INDIVIDUAL TIMES / PLACES Sewanee Ga. State TTU Inv. Jax State Evansville OVC NCAA Reg. Sewanee Ga. State TTU Inv. Jax State Evansville OVC NCAA Reg.

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Andrzejewski Bishop Greene Jordan 31:17.61 (6) 28:36.76 (2) 27:41.41 (1) 31:48.49 (7) 30:05 (7) 27:03 (2) 26:59 (1) 29:39 (5) 30:24 (8) 27:12 (2) 26:39 (1) 29:58 (6) 30:33 (8) 26:51 (2) 26:28 (1) 29:38 (7) 30:06 (8) 27:14 (2) 26:17 (1) 29:30 (6) 30:03 (7) 27:24 (2) 26:44 (1) 30:40 (8) --- 34:35 (2) 33:27 (1) ---

Livesey Mahan 35:50.85 (8) 28:56.57 (3) 32:15 (10) 28:11 (3) 32:10 (10) 28:16 (3) 31:45 (10) 27:49 (3) 32:17 (10) 27:36 (3) --- 27:43 (3) --- 34:54 (3)

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 1964 - Fourth 1989 - Seventh 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 1972 - Eighth 1997 - Sixth 1973 - Seventh 1998 - Sixth 1974 - Seventh 1999 - Sixth 2000 - Fourth 1975 - Sixth 2001 - Seventh 1976 - Sixth 1977 - Eighth 2002 - Sixth 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 1985 - Eighth 2010 - Seventh 2011 - Seventh 1986 - Sixth

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

Golden Eagle Cross Country HONORS AND AWARDS All-OVC

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

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

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2012 WOMEN’S XC ROSTER Career Best Times/Distances 2012 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name............................................ Year.................................Ht................................... Hometown (High School) Kendale Caldwell..................................Sophomore..........................5-5.................................Powell, Tenn. (Anderson County) Rebecca Cline........................................ Junior..................................... 5-5......................... Spring Hill, Tenn. (Columbia Central) Dalis Connell..........................................Junior......................................5-7.......................Chattanooga, Tenn. (Boyd Buchanan) Yeshi Dohrmann................................... Junior..................................... 5-1...................................... Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma) Kathryn Forbes...................................... Senior..................................... 5-6................................. Norris, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic) Landry Loving........................................Freshman..............................5-2...................................Johnson City, Tenn. (University) Amelia McCoy....................................... Junior..................................... 5-4..................... Crossville, Tenn. (Cumberland County) Beth Miller.............................................. Senior..................................... 5-7.......................................Watertown, Wis. (Watertown) Elizabeth Mitchell................................. Sophomore.......................... 5-5..............Manchester, Tenn. (Coffee County Central) Meghan O’Donoghue......................... Junior..................................... 5-2.................................Talbott, Tenn. (Morristown West) Kara Webb............................................... Sophomore.......................... 5-7.......................New Market, Tenn. (Jefferson County) Emily Williams........................................ Junior..................................... 5-5.................................Talbott, Tenn. (Jefferson County) Peri Winborne........................................ Junior..................................... 5-7..............................................Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut)

The 2012 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team:

Front row, from left -- Student Assistant Coach Jenna Philpott, Kendale Caldwell, Kara Webb, Amelia McCoy, Emily Williams, Yeshi Dohrmann, Peri Winborne, Coach Tony Cox Second row, from left -- Elizabeth Mitchell, Meghan O’Donoghue, Beth Miller, Kathryn Forbes, Rebecca Cline, Landry Loving, Dalis Connell 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 29-53 along with the track & field profiles

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2011 Best WOMEN’S XC RESULTS Career 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

20:12.14 ( 42nd place); 6) Emily Williams 20:36.04 (56th place); 7) Peri Winborne 20:40.22 (60th place); 8) Meghan O’Donaghue 20:46.12 (63rd place); 9) Brittney Brown 21:10.99 (71st place); 10) Katie McCrary 21:49.97 (85th place); 11) Kathryn Forbes 21:52.23 (87th place) Meet #5 October 15, 2011 at Evansville, Indiana UE Invitational TEAM STANDINGS 1) Belmont (32); 2) Southern Illinois (57); 3) Evansville (96); 4) Murray State (124); 5) Lipscomb (125); 6) Southeast Missouri State (146); 7) Morehead State (164); 8) Valparaiso (172); 9) Tennessee Tech (242); 10) Marshall (260); 11) Marian (290) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:46 (39th place); 2) Peri Winborne 19:53 (42nd place); 3) Leah Bradley 20:19 (55th place); 4) Beth Miller 20:36 (64th place); 5) Traci Jones 20:39 (65th place); 6) Meghan O’Donaghue 20:45 (71st place); 7) Amelia McCoy 20:48 (72nd place); 8) Kara Webb 20:51 (73rd place); 9) Brittney Brown 21:02 (78th place); 10) Emily Williams 21:33 (91st place); 11) Katie McCrary 22:00 (95th place); 12) Kathryn Forbes 22:28.59 (98th place) Meet #6 October 29, 2011 at Richmond, Kentucky OVC Cross Country Championships TEAM STANDINGS 1) Eastern Illinois (41); 2) Eastern Kentucky (57); 3) Southeast Missouri Sate (88); 4) Jacksonville State (103); 5) Murray State (116); 6) Morehead State (142); 7) Austin Peay State (161); 8) UT Martin (206); 9) Tennessee Tech (223); 10) Tennessee State (321) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 20:02 (42nd place); 2) Leah Bradley 20:08 (43rd place); 3) Peri Winbourne 20:19 (47th place); 4) Beth Miller 20:21 (48th place); 5) Kara Webb 20:26 (51st place); 6) Amelia McCoy 20:38 (53rd place); 7) Meghan O’Donaghue 20:45 (54th place); 8) Traci Jones 20:57 (59th place) Meet #7 November 12, 2011 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama NCAA South Regional TEAM STANDINGS 1) Florida State (34); 2) Vanderbilt (54); 3) Florida (62); 4) Mississippi (185); 5) Georgia (208); 6) Alabama (217); 7) Lipscomb (258); 8) Mississippi State (283); 9) North Florida (284); 10) Belmont (303); 11) South Florida (312); 12) UAB (377); 13) Tennessee (384); 14) Georgia State (386); 15) Auburn (390); 16) South Alabama (393); 17) Georgia Tech (481); 18) Memphis (483); 19) Jacksonville State (487); 20) Southern Miss (557); 21) Mercer (591); 22) Florida A&M (621); 23) Kennesaw State (665); 24) UCF (670); 25) Alabama State (679); 26) Chattanooga (690); 27) Tennessee Tech (763) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 24:04 (149th place); 2) Leah Bradley 24:27 (158th place); 3) Traci Jones 24:54 (168th place); 4) Beth Miller 25:10 (174th place); 5) Amelia McCoy (176th place); 6) Kara Webb 25:17 (178th place); 7) Meghan O’Donoghue (182nd place)

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2011 WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Career Best Times/Distances INDIVIDUAL TIMES / PLACES 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)

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

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)

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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

WOMEN’S BESTS (Top times)

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

HONORS AND AWARDS All-OVC

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

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TOP OVCCareer FINISHES ACADEMIC HONORS 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 (5)

Justin Birdwell (2) Christopher Bishop (1) Matthew Bishop (3) 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 (4) 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 (4) Palmer Maphet (1) Bill Martin (1) Adam McLeod (4) 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 (2) 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 (3) Leah Bradley (4) Ashley Brady (4) Kelley Brennan (2) Buffy Bright (1) Courtney Brint (2) Cindy Broome (6) Brittney Brown (4) Victoria Brown (2) Karen Burchfield (2) Kendale Caldwell (2) 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 (4) 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 (3) Leslie Dunford (1) Ifey Eguzo (7) Ashley Evans (8) Jessica Ezika (1) Beth Filipek (1) Karen Fiscor (1) Kathryn Forbes (4) Rachel Forbes (10) 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) Margarett Holder (1) Rachel Hooks (7) Mindy Hoskins (3) Addie House (2) Elizabeth House (1) Amy Howard (3) Tera Hughes (2) Brelinda Johnson (5) Teri Johnson (1) Aseelah Jones (2) Julie Jones (5)

Laura Jones (2) Traci Jones (7) Krysten Joshen (1) Christina Judon (2) Kelli Keck (1) Brooklyn Kimball (1) Kristi King (4) Michelle Kline (11) Sarah Kmet (5) Courtney Koehl (1) Amanda Lane (5) Kimbel Lea (2) Keri Light (8) Katie Lowery (4) 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 (4) Elizabeth Mitchell (2) Rebecca Mitchell (1) Sheila Mitchell (4) Monique Moffett (4) Juanita Navarro (1)

Meghan O’Donoghue (4)

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 (4) 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 (5) Haley Wennerstrom (4) Ginger Wilkey (9) Emily Williams (2) Lee Williams (2) Melissa Williams (2) Missy Williams (2) Peri Winborne (3) Lacy Yslas (5) Jennifer Zaffarano (8)

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The 2013 Golden Eagle Track & Field Team:

Front row, from left -- Kelli Keck, Justine Phillips, Elizabeth Mitchell, Meghan O’Donoghue, Beth Miller, Kathryn Forbes, Rebecca Cline, Landry Loving, Haley Wennerstrom, Yoshi Dohrmann, Brittany Cotto Middle Row, from left -- Student Assistant Coach Jenna Philpott, Katie Lowery, Peri Winborne, Kara Webb, Amelia McCoy, Emily Williams, Madison Borden, Kendale Caldwell, Dalis Connell Third row, from left -- Lacy Yslas, Chelsea Mills, Erin Keyes, Rachel Forbes, Margarett Holder, Brooklyn Kimball, Coach Tony Cox Not pictured – Elisa Tanksley

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2012 track & field roster Career Best Times/Distances 2013 Golden Eagle Track & Field Roster Name.............................Year................... Ht....... Hometown/High School.............................................................Event(s) Madison Borden................Senior....................5-4........ Louisville, Tenn. (William Blount)................................................................. Throws Kendale Caldwell...............Sophomore.........5-5........ Powell, Tenn. (Anderson County).............................................Sprints/Distances Rebecca Cline.....................Junior.....................5-5........ Spring Hill, Tenn. (Columbia Central)......................................................Distances Dalis Connell.......................Junior.....................5-7........ Chattanooga, Tenn. (Boyd Buchanan).........................................................Sprints Brittany Cotto.....................Junior.....................5-8........ Sacramento, Calif. (Inderkum)........................................................................Sprints Yeshi Dohrmann................Junior.....................5-1........ Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma)...................................................................Distances Kathryn Forbes...................Senior....................5-6........ Norris, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic)..............................................................Distances Margarett Holder...............Junior.....................6-1........Huntland, Tenn. (Franklin County)...............................................................Throws Kelli Keck...............................Junior.....................5-8........ Crossville, Tenn. (Stone Memorial).................................................Sprints/Jumps Erin Keyes.............................Junior.....................5-8........ Crossville, Tenn. (Stone Memorial).................................................................Jumps Brooklyn Kimball...............Sophomore.........5-9........ Memphis, Tenn. (Harding Academy)............................................................Sprints Landry Loving.....................Freshman.............5-2.......Johnson City, Tenn. (University)................................................................Distances Katie Lowery........................Senior....................5-6........ Andersonville, Tenn. (Anderson County).............................................. Pole Vault Amelia McCoy.....................Junior.....................5-4........ Crossville, Tenn. (Cumberland County)..................................................Distances Beth Miller............................Senior....................5-7........ Watertown, Wis. (Watertown).................................................. Distances/Throws Chelsea Mills........................Freshman............ 5-9........Chattanooga, Tenn. (Red Bank)................................................................Distances Elizabeth Mitchell..............Sophomore.........5-5........ Manchester, Tenn. (Coffee County Central)..........................Sprints/Distances Meghan O’Donoghue......Junior.....................5-2........ Talbott, Tenn. (Morristown West).............................................................Distances Justine Phillips....................Senior....................5-3........ Lake City, Tenn. (Anderson County)..............................................Sprints/Jumps Elisa Tanksley.......................Junior.....................5-3........ Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp)........................................................................Sprints Kara Webb............................Sophomore.........5-7........ New Market, Tenn. (Jefferson County)...................................................Distances Haley Wennerstrom..........Senior....................5-2........ Chattanooga, Tenn. (Chattanooga Christian).......................................... Throws Emily Williams.....................Junior.....................5-5........ Talbott, Tenn. (Jefferson County).............................................................Distances Peri Winborne.....................Junior.....................5-7........ Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut)..........................................................................Distances Lacy Yslas..............................Senior....................5-9........ Sparta, Tenn. (White County)......................................................................... Throws

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Madison BORDEN

Senior F Louisville, Tenn. William Blount HS Madison has had three successful seasons on the Golden Eagle roster and looks to continue to make an impact in her senior campaign...hails from William Blount High School...a solid discus and javelin athlete in pre-college competition... was also a varsity cheerleader.

in the hammer throw at 104 feet, 1 inch...ranks fourth all-time in school history in the 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 the Blount County Shot & Discus Champion in 2006, 2007 and 2008...State Medalist in Discus in 2006 & 2007... received sixth place in 2008...won WBHS Most Valuable Field honors in 2008...competed in the 2008 AAU semi-regional 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.

AT TECH (In 201112): Madison competed in the shot put during the indoor track season, and the shot put and discus during the outdoor season... threw the shot put during the indoor season at the East Tennessee State Invitational for a distance of 35 feet, 9.25 inches.... threw her best shot put of her career at the Austin Peay Invitational during the outdoor season, earning her the fourth-best shot put throw in Tech history with a distance of 39 feet, 5.0 inches... made Tech history with the fourth-longest discus throw at the Vanderbilt Invitational during the outdoor season with a distance of 136 feet, 2 inches. (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 the outdoor season...her toss of 116 feet, 3 inches in the hammer throw at Tennessee State was the third 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. (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

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Kendale CALDWELL

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

Sophomore F Powell, Tenn. Anderson County HS

Kendale has proven through her hard work and dedication that she is a valuable member of the Golden Eagle track team. Kendale continues to improve her running skills in hopes of leading the Golden Eagles to many more victories in future seasons. AT TECH: (In 2011-12): Kendale competed in the 55m, 800m, and the 1500m during the track season... during the indoor season she ran both a season-best and a career best in the 55m at the OVC Championship with a time of 9.17... with a time of 2:41.39, Kendale ran her career best 800m at East Tennessee State... during the outdoor season, she ran a season-best in the 800m at Vanderbilt with a time of 2:31.39 and a season-best in the 1500m at the Austin Peay Invitational with a time of 5:15.58... set a career best 800m and 1500m at the Austin Peay Invitational with times of 2:32.43 and 5:15.81 respectively. HIGH SCHOOL: Kendale was a four-year letterwinner 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.

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Rebecca CLINE

Junior F Spring Hill, Tenn. Columbia Central HS Rebecca looks to bring to her junior year at Tech the same drive and attitude that propelled her in her sophomore and freshman seasons... 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 at the NCAA South Regional with a 6K time of 24:08... during the track season, Rebecca competed in the 800m, 1500m, mile run, 3000m, 5000m, 3000m steeplechase, and the 10,000m... during the indoor season at the OVC Championships, Rebecca earned two season-bests in the 3000m and the 5000m with times of 11:15.70 and 19:52.12... during the outdoor season, Rebecca ran her way to several season-best records, two at the Austin Peay Invitational in the 800m and the 1500m with times of 2:33.10 and 5:03.84 and then two at the Vanderbilt Invitational in the 3000m and the 5000m with times of 10:49.98 and 19:02.78... during the OVC Championships, she claimed a season-best in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:50.51 and a season-best in the 10,000m with a time of 43:33.54... she ran the best mile of her career at Southern Illinois during the indoor season with a time of 5:40.71 and her best career 800m at the Vanderbilt Invitational during the outdoor season with a time of 2:31.98. (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 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 season-best 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 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

Junior F Chattanooga, Tenn. Boyd Buchanan HS Continuing to prove her skill on the track, 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 female member of the 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 2011-12): Dalis competed in the 400m and the 800m during the indoor and outdoor track seasons... set three season-best records during the indoor season, one in which she participated in the 4x400 Relay at the Southern Illinois Invitational with a finishing time of 4:09.95, another in the 400m with a time of 1:03.09, a career best, at the OVC Championships. The final came in the distance medley relay with a finishing time of 12:51.13, also at the OVC Championships... during the outdoor season, she also earned two season-best records, one in the 400m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 1:01.40 and the other in the 800m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 2:29.76... she was also part of the 4x100 relay team that finished with a season-best time of 3:56.84 at the Vanderbilt Invitational, which also made Tech history... earned her career best in the 400m during the indoor season with a time of 2:39.13... landed her career best in the 400m and 800m with times of 1:01.92 and 2:46.51. (In 2010-11): Dalis competed in the 200m and 400m during indoor and outdoor track seasons...posted a season-best time of 27.27 in the 200 at Tennessee State... ran a season-best 1:01.98 in the 400 at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

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Brittany COTTO

Junior F Sacramento, Calif. Inderkum HS Brittany comes into her junior season with a competitive attitude and looking to make a mark on the Golden Eagle squad... she brings a solid resume to the track squad with great times that have landed her in Tech’s record books. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Brittany competed in the 200m, 400m, and the 400m hurdles during the indoor and outdoor track season... she picked up a career best and also a season-best in the 200m at the East Tennessee State Invitational during the indoor season with a time of 27.64... also during the indoor season, she contributed a season-best in the 400m with a time of 1:03.25... during the outdoor season she set a season-best and a career best in the 400m with a time of 1:00.05... she also locked in a season-best in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:08.45 at the Austin Peay Invitational... with a time of 26.34, she landed the fifth-highest time for the 200m dash in Tech history. (In 2010-11): Brittany competed in the 55m and the 400m during the indoor track season and the 400m and 400m hurdles during outdoor season...her season-best time of 1:05.29 in the 400m hurdles at the OVC Outdoor Championships was the fifth-best 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 400m at Austin Peay.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Carlos and Dannielle Cotto...full name is Brittany Dawn Cotto...birthdate is August 4, 1992... majoring in business.

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.

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Yeshi DOHRMANN

Junior F Tullahoma, Tenn. Tullahoma HS Yeshi is an athlete with the potential and drive to bring success into her junior year on the Golden Eagle squad...a proven track and cross country runner that can make an impact. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Yeshi competed in the 800m during the outdoor track season for the Golden Eagles... she earned herself a season-best record in the 800m with a time of 2:51.97 at the Austin Peay Invitational... during the Vanderbilt Invitational, she ran the 800m in 2:59.56. (In 2010-11): Yeshi ran in four meets during the fall cross country season...participated in the opening meet at Sewanee and Western Kentucky, TTU Invitational and Evansville events... achieved a best time of 22:37.88 at Evansville...competed in the 800m, mile, 1500m and 3000m in track and field. HIGH SCHOOL: Yeshi comes to Tech from Tullahoma High School, where she lettered three years in cross country for coach Jeff Lester and three years in track for coach Clester Winningham...twice named to the all-mid state team and helped the Wildcats to the region championships in track. PERSONAL: The daughter of Clark and Rachel Dohrmann... birthdate is February 22, 1991...full name is Yeshiemebet Clark Dohrmann...majoring in engineering.

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Kathryn FORBES

Senior F Norris, Tenn. Knoxville Catholic HS 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.

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 was 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.

AT TECH (In 201112): Kathryn ran in five cross country meets in 2011, posting improved times from the beginning of the season to the end...posted a season-best 5K time of 21:52 at Jacksonville State... competed in the mile run, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, and 5000m during both the indoor and outdoor track season... during the indoor season, she completed the mile with a time of 6:00.28 at the East Tennessee State Invitational and again at the Southern Illinois Invitational improving her time with 5:55.45... she earned a career best with a time of 2:40.51 in the 800m at the Southern Illinois Invitational... at the OVC Championships, she ran the 5000m with a finishing time of 21:21.96, also a career-best... during the outdoor season, she set two season-best records at the Austin Peay Invitational, the 1500m with a time of 5:15.59 and the 3000m with a time of 11:40.68, both of which were her career-best record... she also ran the 5000m in 20:49.48 at the Tennessee State Invitational... at the Vanderbilt Invitational she ran the 3000m in 11:49.21... other times for the 1500m include 5:20.35, 5:27.42, and 5:15.96... recipient of the Most Improved Award after improving her times at every meet this season. (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-

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Margarett Holder

Junior F Huntland, Tenn. Franklin County HS In her first season as a member of the Golden Eagle track team, Margarett showed she has what it takes to call herself a competitor. Margarett continues to work hard to improve her skills and become an important asset to the Golden Eagles throwing the shot put. She looks forward to making a similar impact in the javelin and hammer events.

at the Tennessee State Invitational she threw for a distance of 30 feet 02.25 inches... with a distance of 31 feet 04.00 inches she threw a season-best record and also a career best record at the Vanderbilt Invitational... at the Austin Peay Invitational she had a distance of 28 feet 10.45 inches. HIGH SCHOOL: Margarett comes to Tech from Franklin County High School in Huntland, Tennessee... she competed in the high jump and shot put throw throughout her tenure on her high school track squad... she placed in the top three in both the shot put and high jump competitions during her area’s invitational track events... she also qualified for the district competition... was the All Scholar Athlete having maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in a varsity sport.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Dennis and Amy Holder... AT TECH (In 2011-12): Marbirthday is December 16, 1991... full name is Margarett garett competed in the shot put throw during the outdoor Alice Holder... majoring in chemistry. season for the Golden Eagles...

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Kelli KECK

Junior F Crossville, Tenn. Stone Memorial HS

PERSONAL: The daughter of Randy and Abbie Keck...born July 7, 1992...full name is Kelli LeeAnn Keck...studying general curriculum.

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 2011-12): Kelli competed in the long jump and triple jump during the indoor season and the 200 meter, long jump, and triple jump during the outdoor season for the Golden Eagles... during the indoor season she cleared the long jump with distances of 16-7, 160-.25, and 15-6.25 while she cleared the triple jump with leaps of 36-1.50, a career best, and 34-9, all of which were season-best records... during the outdoor season she completed the long jump with a leap of 168.75, earning her a career-best... she ran the 200m with a time of 26.20 earning her a season-best record... during the OVC Championships, she cleared the triple jump with a season-best leap of 35-10... she also competed in the 4x100 relay at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a finishing time of 49.93. (In 2010-11): Kelli competed in the triple jump during the indoor track season and the 200m, long jump and triple jump during outdoor season...set the all-time school record in the triple jump with a leap of 36-10.5 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 17-5.25 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

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MEETCareer THE 2012 GOLDEN EAGLES Best Times/Distances In her first season at Tech, Erin showed tremendous talent with her swift high jump skills and even landed herself into a few season-best records for the team. Erin’s positive attitude and determination has made a major impact on her successful first season at Tech. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Erin competed in the high jump during both the indoor season and outdoor seasons for the Golden Eagles... during the indoor season she cleared the high jump at the Southern Illinois Invitational and again at the OVC Championships with leaps of 4 feet 11.0 inches and 5 feet 0.0 inches respectively, also earning her a season-best record and a career best record for both jumps... during the outdoor season, she landed a season-best high jump with a 5-0.25 leap at the OVC Championships... also during the outdoor season she had distances of 4-9.75 and 4-9 in the high jump.

Erin KEYES

Junior F Crossville, Tenn. Stone Memorial HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Erin was a three-sport 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.

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Brooklyn KIMBALL

indoor track season and the 200m and 400m during the outdoor track season for the Golden Eagles... during the indoor season, she had the best time of the season and a career-best in the 60m with 8.19, and another seasonbest in the 60m with a time of 8.41... with times of 27.30 and 27.42, she earned the season-best for the 200m... during the OVC Championships, she ran her career best in the 400m with a time of 59.81 which also landed her the fifth best time in Tech history... ran a season-best in the 400m with a time of 1:02.62 at the OVC Championships... as part of the 4x400 relay squad, she contributed Originally a signee of the Gold- to a finishing time of 4:09.95... during the outdoor en Eagle soccer team, Brooklyn season, she ran a season-best in the 200m finishing with is a versatile athlete who also a time of 26.70 at the Vanderbilt Invitational... she also competed on the track & field contributed to a finishing time of 3:56.84 as part of the team....played in seven matches the 4x400 relay squad which made its way into Tech’s during her first season on the history books as the third best time for that event in soccer team... an all-state school history... earned a career-best in the 400m at the runner and school recordVanderbilt Invitational with a time of 1:00.33. holder at Harding Academy, she bolstered the Golden Eagle HIGH SCHOOL: Brooklyn competed on the varsity track lineup in the sprints and relays team for four years while at Harding Academy....named even breaking school records in all-state four times and holds three school records...set her first season.. the school marks in 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays...

Sophomore F Memphis, Tenn. Harding Academy

AT TECH (In 2011-12): Brooklyn competed in the 60m, 200m, and 400m during the

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 All-State soccer team in 2008 and 2010.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Anthony and Jennifer Kimball and the sister of Golden Eagle soccer player Jennee Kimball... born on April 10, 1993 in Memphis, Tenn... majoring in education at Tech.

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Landry Loving

Freshman F Johnson City, Tenn. University HS Landry is in her first season as part of the Tech track team. She brings to the team a hard-working personality with heart and the drive to compete and win. HIGH SCHOOL: Landry comes to Tech from University High School in Johnson City, Tenn... competed in cross country and track for her high school team and was a five-time letter in each... awarded with Sophomore Athlete of the Year and Student Athlete of the Year... member of the state cross country team in 2008, 2009, and 2010... was runnerup in the 4x800 in 2010... indoor season statistics for the 800 meter was 2:28... outdoor season statistics for the 800 meter was 2:30... career statistics include running the 5K in 20:28, the 800 meter in 2:24, and the 1600 meter in 5:29. PERSONAL: Daughter of Wayne and Ruth Loving... full name is Landry Odille Loving... born on December 3, 1993... majoring in computer science, business, and geology.

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Katie LOWERY

Senior F Andersonville, Tenn. Anderson County HS Katie 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 2011-12): Katie competed in the pole vault during the outdoor track season for the Golden Eagles... at the Sewanee Invitational with a vault of 10 feet 3 inches, she landed herself a career best record along with the best vault record in Tech history... at the Austin Peay Invitational she executed a vault of 9-5.77 and another of 9-8.5... she successfully completed a 9-11.75 vault at the Tennessee State Invitational... at the OVC Championships, she managed to pull out a 9-6.25 vault. (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 10-0 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-recordsetting pole vault of 9-8 at Sewanee...earned the award for the second consecutive week on Feb. 15 following her 10-foot vault at the Middle Tennessee State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Katie 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.

(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 9-6.25 in the pole vault event at Sewanee.

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Amelia McCOY

Junior F Crossville, Tenn. Cumberland County HS Amelia is a talented student-athlete that brings solid potential to the Golden Eagle squad...looks to make an impact for Tech in her junior 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 each of her first four meets...was Tech’s fifth finisher at the NCAA South Regional with a 6K time of 25:11. (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’ crosscountry 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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Beth MILLER

Senior F Watertown, Wis. Watertown HS 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 seasonbest 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)... Beth competed in the 3000m during the outdoor track season... she set a season-best during the 3000m at the Austin Peay Invitational with a time of 11:46.12. (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 career-best time of 20:00.80...placed fourth on the team at the OVC Championships...ran the 3000m, 5000m, and 10,000m and competed in the javelin during track season...ran her best 3000m with a time of 11:18 at Tennessee State in outdoor season and posted a season-best 19:53 in the 5000m at the OVC Outdoor Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Beth was a two-sport letter winner at Water-

town 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. 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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Chelsea Mills

Freshman F Chattanooga, Tenn. Red Bank HS Chelsea is in her first season as part of the track team here at Tech. She trains nonstop in hopes of making a significant impact on the team with her tremendous athleticism. HIGH SCHOOL: Chelsea comes to Tech from Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, Tenn. In high school, she played basketball receiving two letters, cross country, receiving one letter, and track receving three letters... was the captain of both her cross country team and track team... recipient of the Athlete of the Year award by both her high school and the Marine Corps... recipient of the Hustle Award... reveived several academic awards including the D.A.R Award, Principal’s Award, Freshman of the Year Award, and was also Junior and Senior Class President. PERSONAL: Daughter of Pamela Ray... born December 27, 1993... full name is Chelsea Ann Mills... major is general curriculum.

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Elizabeth MITCHELL

PERSONAL: The daughter of John and Alisa Mitchell...born March 24, 1993...full name is Elizabeth LeeAnn Mitchell...majoring in nursing.

Sophomore F Manchester, Tenn. Coffee County Central HS

Elizabeth continues to practice during the off-season in hopes of improving her times for future track seasons. Her love and passion for the sport will propel her in reaching her goals and becoming an important part of the women’s track team here at Tech. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Elizabeth ran in two cross country meets in her first season at Tech...posted a season-best 5K time of 22:50 at the TTU Invitational... she competed in the 800 meter during the indoor track season for the Golden Eagles... at the East Tennessee State Invitational she ran the 800 meter in 2:40.60... finished the 800m with a time of 2:39.15 at the Southern Illinois University 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.

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Meghan O’DONOGHUE Junior F Talbott, Tenn. Morristown West HS

Meghan runs with a competitive attitude... has the potential to make a mark on the Golden Eagle squad...also a focused student-athlete 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 season-best 5K times of 20:45 at both the Evansville Invitational and the OVC Championships..ran three consecutive sub-21-minute times at Jacksonville State, Evansville, and OVC... Meghan competed in the 3000 and 5000m during the indoor season and competed in the 3000, 5000, and 10,000m during the outdoor season... during the indoor season, she set a season-best record in the 5000m with a time of 19:32.04 and another season-best record and a career-best in the 5000m with a time of 19:52.12... in the 3000m she managed to set a new career best with a time of 11:46.35 at the Southern Illinois Invitational... during the outdoor season at the Vanderbilt Invitational, she set a season-best and a careerbest in the 3000m with a time of 11:26.24 and in the 10,000m with a time of 41:32.62. (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.

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, HIGH SCHOOL: Meghan lettered four seasons in cross country at 1992...majoring in political science and French. 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

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Justine PHILLIPS

Senior F Lake City, Tenn. Anderson County HS Justine is a Golden Eagle senior with the potential to make a solid impact at Tech...a strong competitor in sprints and relays in high school, she continues those same events on the collegiate level in hopes of making her mark on the Golden Eagle roster. AT TECH (In 2011-2012): Justine competed in the 55m, 60m, and the 200m during the indoor season and the 100m and 200m during the outdoor season for the Golden Eagles... during the indoor season she set two season-best records, the first in the 55m with a time of 7.69 during the OVC Championships and the other in the 60m with a time of 8.32 at the Southern Illinois Invitational which also ranks as her personal best... she also set a personal best in the in the 200m at the OVC Championships with a time of 27.30... during the outdoor season she completed the 100m with a season-best time of 12.79 and the 200m with a season-best time of 26.45, both of which marked her personal best time in the respective races... she also contributed to the season-best time of 49.93 during the Vanderbilt Invitational as part of the 4x100 relay squad... at the Vanderbilt Invitational she ran the 200m finishing with a time of 26.46... she also completed the 100m in 12.90 at both the Tennessee State Invitational and the OVC Championships. (In 2010-11): Justine competed in the 55m dash, 60m dash, 200m, and long jump during indoor track season and took part in the 100m, 200m and long jump in outdoor season...ran a season-best 27.45 in the 200m at Austin Peay and posted a season-best 15-9.5 in the long jump at Sewanee. (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-valuablesprinter and state runner-up honors while competing 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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Elisa TANKSLEY

Junior F Gallatin, Tenn. Station Camp HS Elisa hopes to continue her success as a member of the Golden Eagle squad having posted excellent times since her debut season. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Elisa competed in the 200m and the 400m in both the indoor and outdoor season for the Golden Eagles... during the indoor season at the Southern Illinois Invitational she set a career best in the 200m with a time of 28.75... during the outdoor season, she set a career best in the 200m with a time of 27.92... at the Vanderbilt Invitational she set a season-best in the 200m with a time of 27.40 and a season-best in the 400m with a time of 1:04.35... she also ran times of 29.47, 28.92, 28.76, and 28.65 in the 200m... her other times in the 400m include 1:07.00, 1:05.47, 1:05.20, 1:05.13, 1:05.80, and 1:05.50. (In 2010-11): Elisa competed in the 60m dash, 200m and 400m during indoor track season and ran the 200m and 400m in outdoor season as a freshman...was named Most Improved among all Tech track and field athletes...posted a season-best time of 28.25 in the 200m at Tennessee State and ran a season-best 1:02.08 in the 400m at the OVC Outdoor Championships, cutting her previous best time by a full second. 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 200m 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.

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Kara WEBB

Sophomore F New Market, Tenn. Jefferson County HS Kara has proven her worth to the Golden Eagle track team in only one season on the team. Her amazing talent combined with her passion and her strong competitive nature have played a major role in the record-breaking times she has posted in her first season. Kara continues to train hard in hopes of further benefiting the Golden Eagle track team. AT TECH (In 2011-12): 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...

Kara competed in the 800m and the mile run during the indoor season and competed in the 800m and 1500m during the outdoor season for the Golden Eagles... at the OVC Championships during the indoor season she led the season with the fastest time in the mile with a time of 5:25.48, which was also a career-best... at the Southern Illinois Invitational she also posted a season-leading mile time of 5:26.96... she also contributed to the finishing time of 12:51.13 for the distance medley relay squad at the OVC Championships... she earned a career best time in the 800m with a time of 2:31.39... during the outdoor season she had a season-best 800m time of 2:23.24 at the OVC Championships and a season-best time for the 1500m with a 4:49.46 at the Vanderbilt Invitational with which she made her way into Tech history as the fourth fastest time in the 1500m run... she earned her career-best in the 1500m at the Austin Peay Invitational with a time of 4:55.22... received the Rookie Award for her immediate impact on the team as one of the top middle distance runners including being the number one 1500m runner for this year. 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 four 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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Haley WENNERSTROM Senior F Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga Christian HS

Haley is in her senior year on the Tech track & field squad and has brought with her a strong, competitive spirit... competes in the throws for the Golden Eagles and has made an immediate impact in the javelin... named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, recognizing her efforts in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Haley competed in three track competitions for the Golden Eagles during both the indoor and outdoor season throwing the javelin... at the Vanderbilt Invitational during the indoor season she threw for a distance of 86-2... at the Austin Peay Invitational she threw for a distance of 75-1.57... she landed a season-best javelin throw at the OVC Championships posting a distance of 88-1.

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(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 and javelin during outdoor season... posted a season-best distance of 94-10 in the discus at Tennessee State and threw a season-best 88-7 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 99-9 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 84-1...best distance in the discus was reached at 95-2 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 28-9 at the OVC meet...reached a weight throw distance of 31-10.25 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

Junior F Talbott, Tenn. Jefferson County HS 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 beginning of the season to the end...posted a season-best 5K time of 20:36 at Jacksonville State... competed in mile and 3000m during the indoor track season and the 1500m during the outdoor season... posted mile run times of 5:58.25 at the East Tennessee State Invitational and 5:47.57 at the Southern Illinois Invitational... in the 3000m she posted times of 11:35.47 at the Southern Illinois Invitational and 11:30.45 at the OVC Championships... during the outdoor season at the Austin Peay Invitational she posted a season-leading time for the 1500m with her time of 5:32.75... had a time of 5:59.89 at the Tennessee State Invitational in the 1500m. (In 2010-11): The fall cross country season brought Emily’s debut in cross country, as she did not compete as a cross county runner in her high school career...brought a solid effort during the season, starting with a fifth-place finish on the team in the Sewanee Invitational...built up to a third-place finish on the team at Western Kentucky with a time of 21:08.88...achieved her best career-time of 20:32.88 at Evansville...competed in the 800m, 1500m, mile and 3000m 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 1500m 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

Junior F Knoxville, Tenn. Farragut Peri has settled into the role as 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 3000m, 3000m steeplechase and 5000m in track and field...posted the third-best time in school history in the 3,000m steeplechase with a 12:11.34, earning points at the OVC Outdoor Championship...ran a season-best time of 10:53 in the 3,000m at Vanderbilt and recorded a seasonbest 19:24 in the 5,000m 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 threetime region qualifier in track...helped the team to second place finishes in the region in 2007 and 08, and to a third place finish

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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 daughter 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

Senior F Sparta, Tenn. White County HS

Lacy is a senior on the Golden Eagle squad and returns for her fourth 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 2011-12): Lacy threw shot put during the indoor season for the Golden Eagles and then during the outdoor season she threw shot put, discus, and javelin... throughout the season Lacy posted several season-best records, during the indoor season she led the team with the best shot put throw throwing for 37-1 at the Southern Illinois Invitational, which also earned her a career best, and 36-4.75 at the East Tennessee State Invitational... during the outdoor season she posted a season-best and a career best distance in the javelin throw with a throw of 108-11, a season-best distance in the shot put throw with a throw of 35-3.25, and a season-best discus throw with a throw of 136-4.61... with a distance of 1328, she received the fifth longest distance in the discus throw in Tech history, already having the third longest discus throw as well. (2010-11): Took a medical redshirt.

(In 2009-10): Lacy set two records in her first year with Tech track and field...recorded a distance of 36-11 in the outdoor shot put, which is fifth longest in school history...her discus mark of 136-10 ranks third all-time at Tech...her season-high in javelin came at the OVC Championships, as she posted a distance of 87-4... 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 35-2.5 at the OVC indoor meet...competed in the weight throw in all three meets and reached a best distance of 39-7.25, 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 competition... 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.

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TTU Golden Eagle Seniors

From left - Coach Tony Cox, Katie Lowery, Beth From left - Nathan Livesey, John Greene, Miller, Kathryn Forbes, Madison Borden, Haley Kolbe Andrzejewski, Michael Mahan, Wennerstrom, Lacy Yslas, Justine Phillips Adam McLeod, Coach Tony Cox

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

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

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

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ALL-TIMECareer INDOOR BestRECORDS Times/Distances All-Time Women’s Track and Field Records - Indoor Season Through 2012 Indoor 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 Carter.....................................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: Emily Weinzetl is part of two record-holding 4X400 relays.

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2012 INDOOR SUPERLATIVES Career Best Times/Distances Women’s Track and Field Superlatives during 2012 Indoor Season FINAL through 2012 season Running Events 55m..........................Justin Phillips....................................... 7.69............................OVC Championships 60m..........................Brooklyn Kimball.................................. 8.19................................. ETSU Invitational 200m........................Brooklyn Kimball.................................. 27.30..........................OVC Championships 400m........................Brooklyn Kimball.................................. 1:02.62.......................OVC Championships 800m........................Leah Bradley........................................ 2:24.82.......................OVC Championships Mile Run................... Kara Webb........................................... 5:25.48.......................OVC Championships 3,000m..................... Traci Jones........................................... 11:15.43.............................. SIU Invitational 5,000m..................... Meghan O’Donoghue........................... 19:32.04.....................OVC Championships Hurdles None Field Events High Jump................ Erin Keyes............................................ 5’ 0”............................OVC Championships Long Jump................ Kelli Keck............................................. 16’ 7”............................... ETSU Invitational Triple Jump............... Kelli Keck............................................. 36’ 1.5”.......................OVC Championships Weight Throw........... Harley Roach....................................... 34’ 9.25”.....................OVC Championships Shot Put.................... Lacy Yslas............................................ 37’ 1”................................... SIU Invitational

Relay Events 4x400m..................... Dalis Connell, Emily Weinzetl,............. 4:09.95................................ SIU Invitational .................................Jenna Philpott, Brooklyn Kimball Distance Medley....... Traci Jones, Dalis Connell................... 12:51.13.....................OVC Championships .................................Leah Bradley, Kara Webb

2012 INDOOR Results

Meet 1) No team scores at ETSU Invitational, Jan. 27-28 Meet 2) No team scores at SIU Invitational, Feb. 3-4 Meet 3) 9th place (9 teams), OVC Championships, Feb. 24-25

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ALL-TIMECareer OUTDOOR RECORDS Best Times/Distances All-Time Women’s Track and Field Records - Outdoor Season Through 2012 Season

BOLD indicates OUTDOOR school records set in 2012 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’ 8”............ 5/14/11........... Last Chance Meet Pole Vault........... Katie Lowery..................... 10’ 3”........ 4/21/12............Sewanee 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.........Dalis Connell/Jenna Philpott........ 3:56.84..... 5/5/12....... OVC Championships ......................Emily Weinzetl/Brooklyn Kimball 4x800.............. Aseelah Jones/Christina Judon...............9:42.71....... 4/3/99........ Mt. Laurel Relays ...................... Melanie Mickle/Michelle Kline

Left: Katherine Lynn holds 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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2012 OUTDOOR SUPERLATIVES Career Best Times/Distances Women’s Track and Field Superlatives during 2012 Outdoor Season (numbers in BOLD FACE are school records sets in 2012 season) Running Events 100m...................... Justine Phillips.................................12.79................................APSU Invitational 200m...................... Brittany Cotto..................................26.34.................. APSU/OVC Championships 400m...................... Brittany Cotto...............................1:00.05................................APSU Invitational 800m...................... Emily Weinzetl..............................2:17.89................................APSU Invitational 1,500m.................... Leah Bradley................................4:56.93................................APSU Invitational 3,000m.................... Rebecca Cline.............................10:49.98......................... Vanderbilt Invitational 5,000m.................... Rebecca Cline.............................19:02.78......................... Vanderbilt Invitational 10,000m.................. Meghan O’Donoghue..................41:32.62................................... UT Invitational Hurdles Events 400m hurdles........... Brittany Cotto...............................1:08.45................................APSU Invitational 3,000 steeplechase... Rebecca Cline.............................12:50.51............................OVC Championships Field Events High Jump............... Erin Keyes................................... 5’ 0.25”............................OVC Championships Long Jump............... Kelli Keck...................................16’ 8.75”............................OVC Championships Triple Jump.............. Kelli Keck..................................... 35’ 10”............................OVC Championships Shot Put.................. Madison Borden..........................39’ 4.44”................................APSU Invitational Discus Throw........... Lacy Yslas................................136’ 4.61”................................APSU Invitational Javelin..................... Lacy Yslas...................................108’ 11”............................OVC Championships Pole Vault............. Katie Lowery.............................10’ 3”.....................Sewanee Invitational

Relay Events 4x100m relay........... Justine Phillips, Brittany Cotto..............49.93...................... Vanderbilt Invitational .............................. Kelli Keck, Elisa Tanksley 4x400m relay....... Dalis Connell, Jenna Philpott......... 3:56.84................ OVC Championships ............................. Emily Weinzetl, Brooklyn Kimball

2012 OUTDOOR Results Meet Meet Meet Meet Meet Meet Meet

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Vanderbilt Black & Gold, March 23-24 -- (Team Results Not Tallied) APSU Invitational, April 7 -- (Team Results Not Tallied) Tennessee Sea Ray Relays, April 13 - (Team Results Not Tallied) TSU Boston-Moon Classic, April 14 - (Team Results Not Tallied) Vanderbilt Invitational, April 20-21 - (Team Results Not Tallied) APSU Showdown on the Cumberland, April 26 -- (3rd place/3 teams) OVC Championships, May 4-5 -- (9th place/9 teams)

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2012 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Career Best Times/Distances Individual events, individual results during the 2012 track & field season Madison Borden Shot Put Discus

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 35-09.25 34-09.50 35-03.50 37-07.75 37-09.93 -- 36-08.25 37-08.00 39-04.44 39-00.50 -- -- -- 121-02 131-07 116-05 127-03.00 136-02 131-04.77 122-03

Brittney Brown

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- -- -- -- -- 2:47.31 -- -- --- -- -- 5:35.30 5:35.21 -- 5:31.26 5:30.85 5:37.93 -6:09.71 5:53.90 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11:43.92 11:53.06 11:33.79 11:58.51 -- -- -- -- --

Kendale Caldwell

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- 9.17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -2:41.39 2:43.56 -- 2:34.76 2:32.43 -- 2:33.42 2:31.39 3:06:79 --- -- -- 5:36.56 -- -- -- -- 5:15.58 --

800m 1500m Mile Run 3,000m 55m 800m 1500m

Rebecca Cline

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 800m -- -- -- 2:31.98 2:33.10 -- -- -- -- -1500m -- -- -- 5:11.85 5:03.84 -- 5:18.63 19:02.78 5:08.35 20:18.10 Mile Run -- 5:40.71 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3,000m -- -- 11:15.70 10:49.98 11:08.42 -- -- -- -- 5,000m -- -- 19:52.12 -- -- -- 19:56.24 -- -- -3,000m Steeplechase -- -- -- -- -- -- 14:31.96 -- -- 12:50.51 10,000m -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 43:33.54

Dalis Connell

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 1:03.45 -- 1:03.09 1:03.14 1:02.55 -- 1:01.92 1:01.40 1:02.56 -2:42.56 2:39.13 -- 2:47.54 2:46.51 -- 2:33.30 2:29.76 3:16.99 --

Brittany Cotto

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 27.64 -- 27.65 -- 26.34 -- -- 27.07 28.02 27.07 -- 1:03.47 1:03.25 -- 1:00.05 -- -- 1:02.50 1:03.70 --- -- -- 1:08.45 -- -- -- -- -- 1:12.91

400m 800m

200m 400m 400m Hurdles

Yeshi Dohrmann ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I

Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- -- -- -- -- 2:51.40 2:59.56 -- --

800m

Kathryn Forbes

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 6:00.28 5:55.45 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- 2:40.51 -- -- -- -- 2:41.81 -- -- --- -- -- -- 5:20.35 -- 5:27.42 5:15.96 5:15.59 --- -- -- 11:49.21 11:40.68 -- -- -- -- --- -- 21:21.96 -- -- -- 20:49.48 -- -- --

Margarett Holder

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- -- -- -- -- 30-02.25 31-04.00 28-10.45 --

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Shot Put

Kelli Keck

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 16-07.00 15-06.25 16-03.50 16-00.25 16-01.70 -- 16-08.50 15-11.50 -- 16-8.75 -- 34-09.00 36-01.50 -- 34-10.89 -- 35-07.25 -- -- 35-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- 26.57 26.20 -- 26.75

Long Jump Triple Jump 200m

Erin Keyes

ETSU-I --

Brooklyn Kimball

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 8.19 8.41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -27.42 28.19 -- -- -- -- -- 26.70 -- --- -- 1:02.62 1:00.33 1:02.09 -- 1:00.56 1:01.30 1:02.04 59.81

Katie Lowery

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SIU-I 4-11.00

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OVC-I 5-0.0

OVC-I --

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Vandy-O --

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APSU-O 9-05.77

Tenn-O --

Tenn-O --

TSU-O 4-09.75

Vandy-O APSU-O NH 4-9

TSU-O Sewanee-O APSU-O 9’-11.75 10’-3 9-8.5”

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Elizabeth Mitchell

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 2:40.60 2:39.15 -- -- -- -- - -- -- --

Meghan O’Donoghue

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 20:22.06 -- 19:32.04 -- -- -- -- 19:48.53 -- --- 11:46.35 -- 11:26.24 11:28.47 -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- 41:32.62 -- -- 45:58.60

800m

5,000m 3,000m 10,000m

Justine Phillips

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- 7.69 -- -- -- -- -- -- --- 8.32 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- 13.35 12.79 -- 12.90 -- -- 12.90 -- 27.85 27.30 27.19 26.88 -- 26.77 26.46 26.80 26.45

Elisa Tanksley

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 29.47 28.75 28.92 28.76 -- -- 27.92 27.40 28.65 -1:07.00 1:05.47 1:05.20 1:05.13 -- -- 1:05.80 1:04.35 1:05.50 --

Kara Webb

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O -- 2:31.39 -- 2:28.36 2:27.01 -- 2:30.66 2:23.81 2:38.75 2:23.24 -- -- -- 5:02.18 5:08.24 -- 5:00.32 4:49.46 4:55.22 4:52.21 5:36.85 5:26.96 5:25.48 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Haley Wennerstrom

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Emily Williams 1,500m Mile Run 3,000m

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O -- -- -- -- -- -- 5:59.89 -- -- -5:58.25 5:47.57 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- 11:35.47 11:30.45 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Lacy Yslas Shot Put Discus Javelin

ETSU-I SIU-I OVC-I Vandy-O APSU-O Tenn-O TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 36-04.75 37-01.00 -- 35-03.25 33-09.90 -- 35-02.00 33-06.50 -- --- -- -- 126-06 133-06.36 110-10 116-04.00 133-00 136-04.61 132-08 -- -- -- -- -- -- 99-04.00 105-07 -- 108-11

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200m 400m

800m 1500m Mile Run

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OVC-I --

Vandy-O 86-02

APSU-O 75-01.57

Tenn-O --

TSU-O Vandy-O APSU-O -- -- --

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ALL-TIMECareer TOP FIVE Best Times/Distances The fastest, highest, longest and strongest performers in Tech’s outdoor track & field history (BOLD indicates 2013 members of the team) 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

All-Time Top Five Through 2011 Season

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 200m Dash Allison Price........................... 25.58..................2009 Bethany Burney.................... 25.32..................2004 Melissa Williams................... 26.02..................2001 Ifey Eguzo............................... 26.17..................2010 Brittany Cotto................. 26.34............2012 Stephanie Place is the record-holder in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000

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

Meagan Lyons owns the TTU record in the 100 meter hurdles.

400m Dash Allison Price........................... 58.01..................2010 Brelinda Johnson................. :58.91.................2002 Leah Watson.......................... :59.59.................2006 Danielle Catlett..................... :59.70.................2010 Brooklyn Kimball............59.81.............2012 800m Run Keri Coulthard....................... 2:17.02...............2007 Emily Weinzetl...................... 2:17.89...............2012 Michelle Kline....................... 2:18.27...............2001 Traci Jones.............................. 2:19.58...............2010 Melanie Mickle..................... 2:21.29...............2000

400m Hurdles Carmen Tucker...................... 1:04.00...............2001 Brittany Cotto.................1:05.29..........2011 Kimbel Lea............................. 1:05.50...............2005 Joanna Gerold...................... 1:06.24...............2003 Kelly Carmichael.................. 1:06.31...............1996 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 Kara Webb.......................4:49.46..........2012 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.

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TOP FIVE Career BestALL-TIME Times/Distances Javelin Richelle Wardell.................... 123’ 10”..............2002 Rachel Forbes........................ 119’2”.................2010 Jessica Savage...................... 114’3”.................2005 Christina Stolaas.................. 113’1”.................2005 Lacy Yslas.........................108’11”.........2012 Pole Vault Katie Lowery...................10’ 3”.............2012 Rachel Forbes........................ 9’ 6”.....................2008 Jennifer Ezell......................... 8’ 0”.....................2003 Joanna Gerold...................... 7’ 0”.....................2006

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 Katherine Lynn

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

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High Jump Katherine Lynn..................... 5’ 7”.....................2011 Amy Campbell...................... 5’ 7”.....................2005 Victoria Brown...................... 5’ 4.25”...............2006 Meagan Lyons...................... 5’ 4”.....................2009 Ashley Brady.......................... 5’ 3”.....................2006

4x100m Relay at Vanderbilt Invit................ 48.38..................2010 at Murray State Invit. ......... 48.90..................2009 at OVC Championship....... 49.45..................2003 at APSU Invitational............ 49:59..................2005 at JSU Invit............................. 49:63..................2010

Shot Put Suzanne Roberson.............. 44’ 7.5”...............2001 Ashley Mayhew.................... 43’ 3.25”.............2009 Sherita Moore....................... 39’ 11”................2003 Madison Borden.............39’ 5”.............2012 Lauren Elmore...................... 27’ 6.75”.............2008

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 Invit............. 1:55.30...............2007 at Sewanee Relays............... 2:01.18...............1992

Discus Suzanne Roberson.............. 143’ 0”................2001 Sherita Moore....................... 142’ 8”................2002 Lacy Yslas.........................136’ 10”.........2010 Madison Borden.............133’ 3”...........2010 Lacy Yslas.........................132’ 8”...........2012

4x400m Relay at OVC Championships..3:56.84..........2012 at Vanderbilt Invit................ 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

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at h l e t i c p e r f o rm a n c e Tech’s Athletic Performance Center: Building a Better Athlete In 2011, Tennessee Tech held a Grand Opening for its brand new, state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Center for Golden Eagle student-athletes. The 25,000 squarefoot 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 Athletics 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.

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

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

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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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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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OLDHAM

v University President

Freed-Hardeman, 1980

Dr. Philip B. Oldham, who joined the university July 1, 2012, as its ninth president, is a former collegiate tennis player who understands the demands on studentathletes and who values how college athletics enhance the university and surrounding community. President Oldham previously served as provost and senior vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a position he had held since

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2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Freed-Hardeman University in 1980 and his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1985. He spent a year following his graduate work as a Wellcome Research Fellow at Burroughs Wellcome Co. (Glaxo Smith-Kline) before joining the faculty at Mississippi State University in 1986. Oldham served as head of Mississippi State University’s chemistry department for five years

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Left: President Oldham and his son, Sam, visit with Mark Wilson during a preseason scrimmage. Below: The president addresses the Golden Eagles during 2012 Football Photo Day.

prior to becoming MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences dean in 2001. During his five years as provost at UTC, enrollment grew 28 percent to more than 11,400 students. He led efforts to improve student retention and graduation rates resulting in a 15 percent increase in freshmen retention in just three years. Under his leadership, UTC established the Center for Advisement and Student Success, created the Math Plaza and initiated UTeaChattanooga to educate future teachers. He oversaw the addition of doctoral programs in advanced nursing practice and occupational therapy as well as the redesign of summer school. Under his guidance, the university raised significant private support, received board approval to create the University Honors College and launched a creative new “Degree in 3” program designed to accelerate degree completion at reduced student costs. Oldham has served on statewide task forces to develop the

new higher education funding formula for Tennessee and to create universal transfer pathways to provide seamless student transfers across all Tennessee public colleges and universities. Along with his administrative accomplishments, Oldham has authored more than 35 peer reviewed research articles in analytical chemistry, along with two patents and approximately 100 conference presentations. His research has been financially supported by the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey and private industry. He has served on a number of scholarly editorial boards and as a peer reviewer for both the NSF and National Institutes of Health. Oldham and his wife, Kari, are proud of their family, which includes three sons (Clay, Paden and Sam), a daughter (Audrey) and a daughter-in-law (Rebecca).

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WILSON

v Director of Athletics

University of Maine 1991

Mark Wilson’s first eight years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have showcased his vision, energy, and enthusiasm for providing outstanding experiences for Tech’s student-athletes and fans. Highlights of his efforts include major improvements in Tennessee Tech’s athletics facilities including the Basketball Coach’s Complex and the Athletic Performance Center, high graduation and APR rates by Golden Eagle student-athletes, outstanding academic success, and excellent relationships with the campus, community and alumni. In short, Wilson has facilitated growth and excellence in all areas of TTU Athletics. In June, Wilson agreed to a fiveyear contract extension, keeping him

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at the helm of the Golden Eagle athletic program through 2017 Coming off an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council, Wilson is beginning a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and Division I Football Issues Committee, and has been very active in the Ohio Valley Conference governance structure. Wilson, 43, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first eight years, including enhanced facilities and fund raising, high profile staff additions, and compliance and academic success. Under Wilson’s guidance, the program has continued to focus on the academic success of its student-athletes, with soaring numbers each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Tech’s 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 five years Tech has completed several construction and renovation projects to athletic facilities, including a spectacular, new Athletic Per-

formance Center on the western edge of campus, a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms and locker rooms, and new lights at Tucker Stadium. Additional building plans call for a new student-athlete center and an oncampus tennis center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary facilities and resources for Tech’s student-athletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. The most recent NCAA announcements show that all 14 of Tech’s athletic programs are comfortably above the benchmark for compliance in the Athletic Progress Rate (APR), including two Tech teams winning Public Recognition Awards. Prior to that, the Golden Eagle softball team ranked first in the nation for cumulative team GPA for the second time in four years. Just as important are the relationships that Wilson has developed and nurtured, including the CookevillePutnam County Chamber of Commerce, the student body, the campus

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community and the region at-large. His leadership has been instrumental in the overwhelming success in the community’s host role at Tucker Stadium for the annual Blue Cross Bowl for the TSSAA high school state championship football games. Tech has also seen growth in regional and national media exposure for its student-athletes and coaches while his hand-on approach to marketing and branding Golden Eagle Athletics has earned increased opportunities and involvement for fans and sponsors. Some of the ideas he has implemented include the Purple Pride Caravans, a new athletics logo and branding marks that have gained nationwide recognition, and an updated and modern ticketing system. Under Wilson’s direction, Tech is also on the brink of introducing an enhanced digital video presence for athletics, including free live web streaming productions and a variety of additional video programs, nterviews and features that will give fans, alumni and supporters greater access to Golden Eagle teams, studentathletes, coaches and staff. During his tenure, Wilson has successfully selected and hired head coaches for six of the school’s 14 teams, and three of those hires have earned Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors.

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

Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Maine in physical education and health, and earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. Mark has two daughters, Katey (17) and Meaghan (12).

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT Career Best Times/Distances The success of Tennessee Tech University’s athletic teams is tied closely to the academic progress of each student-athlete, and the academic performance of each Tech student-athlete is closely monitored by the coaching staff as well as an experienced staff in Academic Services, led by Dr. Lance Jasitt. Student-athletes are the most visible component of a university, entertaining thousands of fans, students, alumni, family and friends. Their athletic abilities and achievements are a focus for national attention, as athletic events not only bring back faithful alumni, but serve as a welcome mat to the university for potential new students.

Dr. Lance

JASITT

Penn State University,1978

v Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare

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

Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 200809 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 30 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian recently received his second degree from Tech, this one in Environmental Geology. Meagan is a senior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now

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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Marilyn Borch-Jensen

Virginia Lewis

Academic Advisement Administrative Assistant Academic Advisement Secretary

Academic Coordinator Coordinator

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Justin

v Academics Advisor

v Academics Advisor

KISER

Hilliard

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

Tennessee Tech has welcomed back one of its own as Justin Hilliard has rejoined Athletics in the role of Academic Advisor where he will work to help Golden Eagle student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Hilliard, a Pikeville, Tenn. native, spent five seasons on the Golden Eagle football team including a redshirt freshman season. An All-OVC selection in his senior season, he wrapped a solid career with 117 total tackles, 22.5 tackles-for-loss, two blocked kicks, and one-and-half sacks in 43 career games. Hilliard made his return to Tech just three months later for graduate school and walked out in July of 2011 with his Masters in Business Administration. While at Tech, Hilliard was involved not only with the football team, but also with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the prestigious Who’s Who Among Students honors program. He also served as an Academic Mentor, tutoring other students in math and business courses.

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America District IV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joe

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

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Assistant Athletics Trainers ADAM GRAHAM --

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

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MEDICINE Career BestSPORTS 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: Mike Brown Right: Chuck Cushman

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

currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest, with football while at Ohio. After leaving Ohio University he became the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Marietta (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant football coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta College he also served as a campus minister to the college. Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts personal training classes open to the public using the CrossFit methods. Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were married July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Rory Love Pugh, in October of 2010. Their family grew to four on June 12, 2012, with the arrival of their second daughter, Reagan Mercy Pugh.

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE Career Best 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.

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

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.

Assistant Strength Coaches

Train for Power (which results in increased speed) Power = (Mass Moved x Distance)/time. The less time it takes to move a mass a certain distance, the higher the output. As seen in the above formula, an increase in speed of movements results in an increase in power.

Dan Bailey

Jen Hoffman

Mike Hewitt

Scott Schweitzer

Train Athleticism Many factors are included in athleticism: strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, coordination, fitness level and mental toughness are just a few. It is the goal to maximize an athlete’s overall athleticism. Train as a Team When teams train together, it provides another opportunity to develop chemistry, teamwork, leadership skills and a competitive environment. Within this competitive environment, teams can work on mental toughness, attacking the weights and maintaining a positive attitude. By enabling athletes to work on these things as a team, it helps to promote a stronger sense of unity, 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 training (including warmups): * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout * Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout

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

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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

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HALL OF Career FAME 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

1985 Inductees Earl Carrier (1929-34)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Ray Carter (1970-73)--Rifle Homer Hamdorff (1936-39)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Charles (Chuck) Kriese (1970-72)--Tennis

1976 Inductees Malcolm P. Quillen (1930-33)--Baseball, Football Raymond H. (Bull) Brown (1933-37)--Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track Elwin W. (Wink) Midgett (1930-34)--Baseball, Basketball, Football Sidney McGee (1939-68)--Sports Information Emmett T. Strickland (1933-36)--Football, Baseball, Basketball

1986 Inductees Glen (Pete) Davis (1938-42)--Basketball, Football Elois Grooms (1972-75)--Football Mike Hennigan (1971-72)--Football Ron Shumate (1957-61)--Baseball, Basketball

1977 Inductees Hooper Eblen (1941-74)--Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track, Tennis, Golf Kenneth Sidwell (1955-56)--Basketball Joe B. Sills (1927-31)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Wilburn Tucker (1941-67)--Baseball, Football Eddie Watson (1922-28)--Football, Baseball, Basketball 1978 Inductees Benton Bilbrey (1940-43)--Track, Football, Baseball Huland Draper (1937-40)--Baseball, Basketball Jack Van Hooser (1951-54)--Football, Baseball Lonnie Warwick (1961-63)--Football Homer (Rudy) Schmittou (1959-62)--Football, Track 1979 Inductees Carl S. (Cotton) Barlow (1936-39)--Football, Baseball Tom Chilton (1956-57)--Track William Dupes (1949-51)--Football James S. Hagan (1957-60)--Basketball Flavious Smith (1948-52)--Football, Basketball 1980 Inductees Albert Jobe (1927-30)--Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track Jim Ragland (1960-63)--Football Marshall (Stick) Taylor (1953-56)--Football, Basketball David C. Williamson (1927-33)--Football, Basketball Larry Schreiber (1966-69)--Football 1981 Inductees Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics 1982 Inductees David Baxter (1958-61)--Football Kenneth Broyles (1951-53)--Football Bannis Norris (1931-35)--Basketball, Baseball Virgil Rains (1949, 1952-54)--Football Ray Thomas (1957-60)--Football 1983 Inductees Edward Gracey (1939-42)--Golf, Football, Track Gordon Mason (1957-61)--Football Charles Pangle (1943-45)--Football, Basketball, Baseball W. J. Shumaker (1957-59)--Football Jim Youngblood (1968-72)--Football 1984 Inductees Edward F. Etzel (1971-74)--Rifle William C. Francis (1949-52)--Football Don Cook (1948-51)--Baseball, Basketball Tommy Hackler (1959-60)--Football Edd Zegarski (1942, 1947-48)--Football, Track

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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

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Raymond Brown....................................1933-1937 Hooper Eblen.........................................1941-1974 Tom Fann...............................................1950-1952 P.V. Overall.............................................1923-1967 Emmett Strickland.................................1933-1936 Wilburn Tucker.......................................1941-1967 Star Wood..............................................1950-1951 Jim Youngblood.....................................1968-1972 Bill Dupes...............................................1954-1962 Watson Brown............................................... 2006-

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 2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-2007)--Supporter Rachel Melchiorre (1994-97)--Volleyball Tom Pack (1996-99)--Golf 2009 Inductees Dena Adams Fairley (1995-98)--Cross Country, Track Jim Bishop (1967-71)--Football, Baseball John Moorhead (1955-59)--Football, Track Tony Stone (1955-59/67-73)--Football/Coach Branon Vaughn (1995-99)--Football 2010 Inductees Steve Hawkins (1984-87)--Baseball Diane Seng Haynes (1996-2000)--Basketball, Volleyball, Track Brandy Henry Kleeman (1999-2000)--Softball Gene Palmer (1956-60)--Cross Country, Track 2011 Inductees Ralph Broyles (1959-60), Football Chad Evitts (1997-2000), Football Angie Duncan Hyche (1983-87), Volleyball James “Redbone” McMillan (1958-61), Football Esra Bayburt Roan (1994-98), Tennis 2012 Inductees Kenneth Fults (1958-61) -- Football Janet Holt-Baker (1998-2002) -- Basketball Randy Smith (1988-2006) - Coach/Administator Grant Swallows (1998-2001) - Football, Baseball 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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INDIVIDUAL HONORS Career Best Times/Distances

Lindsey Reed

Corey Watson

Woman of the Year

Man of the Year

1991 - Dana Scott (Basketball) 1992 - Cecilia Ramsey (Basketball) 1993 - Bonnie Zoss (Volleyball/Track/BB) 1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Merrie Robin Caldwell (CC/Track) 1997 - Dena Adams (Track/CC) 1998 - Rachel Melchiorre (Volleyball) 1999 - Amber Clark (Basketball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) and Collin Carmichael (Basketball) 2001 - Rachael Gobble (Basketball) and Adrienne Fortmann (Softball) 2002- Janet Holt (Basketball) 2003 - LeeAnne Mongar (Softball) 2004 - Alexis Boyd (Soccer) and Andrea Brown (Basketball) 2005 - Laura Sidorowicz (Volleyball) 2006 - Anne Morrow (Volleyball) 2007 - Kayla Garrison (Golf) 2008 - Beth Boden (Softball) 2009 - Kappy Lang (Volleyball) 2010 - Teresa Craig (Volleyball) 2011 - Brooke Mayo (Soccer) 2012 - Lindsey Reed (Soccer)

1993 - Ben Holt (Baseball) 1994 - Mike Kinney (Baseball) 1995 - Willie Queen (Football) 1996 - Gerald Bentley (Football) 1997 - Robert Taylor (Football) 1998 - Jeff Norman (Football) 1999 - T.J. Christian (Football) 2000 - Wes Gallagher (Football) 2001 - Larrie Smith (Basketball) 2002- Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Brent Jolly (Basketball) 2004 - Luis Aquerrevere (Tennis) 2005 - Brett Vavra (Football) 2006 - David McMahan (Football) 2007 - Anthony Ash (Football) 2008 - Thomas Nelson (Baseball) 2009 - Bradley Thompson (Football) 2010 - Josh Simer (Golf) 2011 - Kelechi Ordu (Football) 2012 - Corey Watson (Football)

An Honored Staff Tory Acheson - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 2003, 2006 John Blair - Women’s Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 Matt Bragga - Baseball TBCA Coach of the Year - 2009 OVC Coach of the Year - 2010 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Watson Brown - Football OVC Coach of the Year - 2011 Kenny Doyle - Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 2012 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991

Tacarra Hayes

Tim Benford

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Stacy Hughes (Softball) 1997 - Diane Seng (Basketball) 1998 - Diane Seng (Basketbal/VB/Track) 1999 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2001 - Janet Holt (Basketball) 2002 - Janet Holt (Basketball) and Lupita Hernandez (Tennis) 2003 - Stephanie Dallmann (Softball) 2004 - Lori Bayless (Softball) 2005 - Emily Christian (Basketball) 2006 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Emily Christian (Basketball) 2007 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Beth Boden (Softball) 2008 - Stephanie Fischer (Softball) 2009 - Stephanie Place (CC and Track) 2010 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) 2011 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) and Leah Meffert (Volleyball) 2012 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball)

1994 - Mike Jones (Football) 1995 - Greg Bibb (Basketball) 1996 - Michael Penix (Football) 1997 - Mark Maberry (Baseball) 1998 - Andre Caballero (Football) 1999 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2000 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2001 - Chad Evitts (Football) 2002 - Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Casey Benjamin (Baseball) 2004 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) 2005 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) and Frank Omiyale (Football) 2006 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2007 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2008 - Larry Shipp (Football) 2009 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) 2010 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) and Chad Oberacker (Baseball) 2011 - Zac Swansey (Basketball) 2012 - Tim Benford (Football)

Tech Athletics staff members have won many honors and awards since 1986 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Tom Kelly - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2001 Jeff Lebo - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001, 2002 Barry Lewis - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 David Mays - Baseball OVC Coach of the Year -1993, 1995, 1997 Sytia Messer - Women’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year, 2011 George Moody - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2002, 2003 Bobby Nichols - Men’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1990, 2005 Bobby Nichols - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001 Steve Payne - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2006

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

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ATHLETICS STAFF Career Best Times/Distances Athletics Administration

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

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

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

Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Steve Payne

Basketball (W) Sytia Messer

CC & Track Tony Cox

Football Watson Brown

Soccer Daniel Brizard

Softball Tory Acheson

Tennis (M) Kenny Doyle

Volleyball John Blair

Development

Ticket Office

Sandy Zimmerman

Roy McGinty

Golf (M/W) Polk Brown

Hannah Hut

Bobby Long

Patrena Hicks

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Jessica Morgan

Facilities

Kim Nash

Tyler Birdwell

Matt Dexter

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Debbie Parker

Debbie Turnbow

Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Special Events

Golden Eagle Head Coaches

Marketing

Kim Meredith

Dr. Lance Jasitt Assistant A.D./ Academics

Robin Burroughs

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OHIOBest VALLEY CONFERENCE Career Times/Distances

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

Now in its 65th 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 64 years, 15 teams have won or shared the league’s football title. The list is led by Eastern Kentucky, winner of 21 outright or shared football crowns. 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 volleyball added over the next four years. Those

sports were initially governed by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), but the overall strength of women’s programs in the league was demonstrated by the automatic bids the OVC instantly received when the NCAA became the governing body in 1982. The playing field is not the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six 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 211 student-athletes honored with the award, including 32 over the last three years. Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC

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

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MEDIA RELATIONS Career Best Times/Distances Key Telephone Numbers Area Code is 931

Watson Brown - Football Coach: 372-3930 Debbie Parker - Football Secretary: 372-3930 Mark Wilson - Athletic Director: 372-3961 Frank Harrell - Compliance: 372-3939 Ben Shannon - Facilities: 372-3945 Joe Erdeljac - Athletic Trainer: 372-3934 Ticket Office - 372-3940

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

Sports Information Sports Information Suite located on upper level of Eblen Center (Rooms 442-446) Rob Schabert: Primary football contact: (931) 372-3088 Brandon Goodwin: Secondary football contact: (931) 372-3293 Erin Bean: Secondary football contact: (931) 372-6139 Mike Lehman: Secondary football contact: (931) 372-3883 Matthew Wagner: Secondary football contact: (931) 372-3293 Press Box Phones: (931) 372-6030, (931) 372-6031 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5057 TTU, Cookeville, TN 38505 Overnight Address: 1100 McGee Blvd Email: sportsinfo@tntech.edu CREDITS: This guide is a publication of the Tennessee Tech University Sports Information Office. Writing, designed and produced by Rob Schabert and Kate Nicewicz, with assistance from Brandon Goodwin and April Gilbert. Special thanks to Watson Brown and his staff and Golden Eagle players, and to Roman Stone and his staff. Special thanks also go to Dean Carothers (for unselfishly helping the SID office in a variety of technical matters), Tony Marable, Brenda Taylor, opponent SIDs and Kyle Schwartz at the OVC office. Cover design: WD Stone and Associates. Photography: TTU Photo Services, Tony Marable, Jim Dillon, Nick Burns, Rob Schabert, Kate Nicewicz.

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Now in his 30th year on the Tennessee Tech athletics staff, Rob Schabert is the assistant athletics director for sports information and broadcasting. He joined the Tech staff on Sept. 8, 1982, and has been going full-speed ever since, working not only in publicizing Tech’s student-athletes and staff but also in promotions and marketing for the athletics department. In September 2008 he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at Minnesota State University (Mankato). An active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), he has attended the organization’s annual workshop in 30 of his 336 years in the profession. He has served on numerous CoSIDA committees, including Ethics, Academic All-America and Writing, and he currently serves on the Olympic Liaison Committee. In 2004, he was voted winner of the university’s Outstanding Professional Award, and in July 2005 was promoted to his current title. Schabert has won dozens of national publications and writing awards, including “Best in the Nation” from USA Volleyball for his annual media guide six times. In addition to award-winning publications, he has kept pace with the fast-changing world of the sports information profession, moving Tech smoothly into the digital age and the exploding world of social media. Schabert, 56, has established several programs within the department. He created the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 1987 and initiated the President’s Awards program in 1991. He also established the Woman of the Year/ Man of the Year awards along with the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete awards. He is active in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame selection process and serves as the emcee of the annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Schabert has promoted the selection of numerous Tech Academic All-Americans and is extremely active in promoting both the academic and athletic accomplishments of Tech’s studentathletes. Another wing of his operation is the day-to-day production and operations of the vast Tech athletics web site, TTUsports.com. Rob and his staff also serve as the hosts to all media attending athletics events on campus. Over the past several years, many of the interns who have worked for Schabert have moved into full-time positions in the Sports Information profession at a wide variety of colleges and universities, including Appalachian State, UAB, Xavier, Idaho, Texas State and the University of New Mexico. A Minnesota native who learned the trade under the guidance of his father, Bob (a long-time Minnesota Sportswriter), Rob earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in 1977, spent one year in the Minnesota Twins public relations office, and was SID for five years at Mankato State University. He was a charter member of the St. Cloud chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2002, Rob was a volunteer with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee as a member of the Press Operations staff. Rob and his wife, Joan, have two grown children who are also in the public relation business -- Matt (Morehead State sports information) and Kristen (U.S. Army public affairs). They also have one grandson, Jacob.

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RELATIONS Career BestMEDIA Times/Distances Sports Information Assistants Brandon Goodwin , in his second year on staff, is the New Media

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

Erin Bean, , a native of Clarion, Pa. and a graduate of Juniata College,

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

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

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

Matt Wagner, 22, began his internship in the Tech Sports Information

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

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

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

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

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