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CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK & FIELD 2013-14 Career Best Times/Distances Inside the Guide Schedules....................................................................2 Following the Golden Eagles...............................2 Career-Best Performances.....................................3 Head Coach Tony Cox.............................................4 Photo Gallery.............................................................5 President’s Award Winners....................................7 Top OVC Cross Country Finishes.......................24 A.D. Honor Roll Members....................................24 About the University...................................... 60-80 Men’s Cross Country Section Men’s Roster and Team Photo..............................6 Men’s Profiles.......................................................8-16 Men’s Cross Country Results, 2013...................17 Men’s Cross Country Times, 2013.....................18 Men’s Honors and Awards...................................19

Women’s Cross Country Section Women’s Cross Country Roster.........................20 Women’s Cross Country Team Photo..............20 Women’s Cross Country Results, 2013............21 Women’s Cross Country Times, 2013...............22 Women’s Cross Country Honors........................23 Women’s Cross Country Superlatives..............23 Women’s Track & Field Section Women’s Track & Field Team Photo..................25 Women’s Track & Field Roster.............................25 Women’s Profiles.............................................. 26-50 Women’s Indoor Record Books..........................51 Women’s Indoor Superlatives, 2013................52 Women’s Outdoor Record Book........................53 Women’s Outdoor Superlatives, 2013.............54 Individual Times & Distances, 2013........... 56-57 Women’s All-Time Top Five, Outdoors..... 58-59

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SCHEDULES/MEDIA Career Best RELATIONS Times/Distances 2013-2014 Schedules 2013 Cross Country Schedule Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 14 Oct. 5 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 15 Nov. 17

at Western Carolina Invitational TTU Invitational # at Vanderbilt Invitational at Jacksonville State Invitational at Evansville Invitational at OVC Championships at NCAA South Regional+ at NCAA National Championships* # at Southern Hills Golf Course + at Tuscaloosa, Ala. * must qualify

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

2013-14 Indoor Track Schedule Dec. 8 Jan. 18-19 Feb. 2 Feb. 22-23 March 8-10

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

* must qualify to enter

2014 Outdoor Track Schedule

Mar. 15 at Jacksonville St. Invitational Jacksonville, Ala. Mar. 28-29 at Vanderbilt Invitational Nashville, Tenn. Apr. 4 at Murray State Invitational Murray, Ky. Apr. 12 at WKU Invitational Bowling Green, Ky. Apr. 22 at MSU Invitational Murray, Ky. May 2-3 at OVC Championships Edwardsville, Ill. May 23-25 at NCAA East Prelims & Greensboro, N.C. June 11-14 at NCAA Championships & Eugene, Ore. & Must qualify for this event

WELCOME to TENNESSEE TECH Cross Country in 2013 / Track & Field in 2013-14

Jocelyn VerVelde

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!

Pictured on cover: Back - Matthew Bishop, Dalis Connell, John Greene, Erin Keyes, Peri Winborne. Front - Rebecca Cline

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 Women’s Cross Country Career Bests

Men’s Cross Country Career Bests

(Best times at 8K/5.0 miles - through 2013 season) Runner Time Meet/Year Matthew Bishop 26:19 OVC/Oct. 27, 2012 John Greene 26:13 Charlotte/Sep. 28, 2013 Brennan Huber 27:08 Vanderbilt/Sep. 14, 2013 Sam Lariviere 27:51 Vanderbilt/Sep. 14, 2013 Jordan Roth 27:23 Evansville/Oct. 19, 2013 Sterling Smith 26:31 OVC/Oct. 27, 2012 Nathan Snow 28:13 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Daniel Williamson 26:52 Charlotte/Sep. 28, 2013

(Best times at 5K/3.1 miles - through 2013 season) Runner Time Meet/Year Claire Cashin 21:29 JSU/Oct. 5, 2013 Rebecca Cline 19:13 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Dalis Connell 25:00 TTU Invite/Oct. 5, 2012 Yeshi Dohrmann 22:38 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Landry Loving 19:54 OVC/Oct. 27, 2012 Amelia McCoy 19:56 JSU Foothills/Oct. 8, 2011 Elizabeth Mitchell 21:41 Louisville/Sept. 29, 2012 Meghan O’Donoghue 20:45 OVC/Oct. 29, 2011 Emily Williams 20:32 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010 Sarah Wilson 21:51 JSU/Oct. 5, 2013 Peri Winborne 19:30 Evansville/Oct. 16, 2010

Track & Field - Returnees Career Best Performances (Through 2013 season) KENDALE CALDWELL Indoor -55m - 9.17 (OVC, 2012) 600m -- 1:51.96 (SIU 2013) 800m - 2:33.96 (Va. Tech, 2013) Mile - 5:52.89 (Va. Tech, 2013) Outdoor -800m - 2:32.43 (APSU, 2012) 1500m - 5:15.81 (APSU, 2012) REBECCA CLINE Indoor -3,000m - 10:46.68 (OVC, 2013) 5,000m - 18:41.49 (OVC, 2013) Mile Run - 5:27.53 (Va. Tech, 2013) Outdoor -800m - 2:31.98 (Vandy, 2012) 1500m - 4:45.7 (APSU, 2013) 3000m - 10:37.64 (APSU, 2013) Steeplechase - 11:54.27 (WKU, 2013) 5000m - 17:44.89 (VU, 2013) 10,000m - 43:33.54 (OVC, 2012) DALIS CONNELL Indoor -200m - 29.35.00 (OVC, 2011) 400m - 1:03.09 (OVC, 2012) 600m -- 1:45.94 (SIU 2013) 800m - 2:32.62 (OVC, 2013) Outdoor -200m - :27.27 (TSU, 2011) 400m - 1:01.92 (TSU, 2012) 800m - 2:28.98 (VU, 2013) 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) 300m - :43.80 (APSU, 2013) 400m - 1:00.05 (APSU, 2012) 400m Hurdles - 1:05.29 (OVC, 2011)

YESHI DOHRMANN Indoor -800m - 2:43.57 (OVC, 2013) 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) 3,000m - 11:17.09 (APSU, 2013) 5,000m - 19:11.76 (VU, 2013) TIARA HYMON Outdoor-200m -- :27.80 (APSU, 2013) 300m -- :41.60 (APSU, 2013) 400m -- 1:02.97 (VU, 2013) 400m Hurdles - 1:13.72 (VU, 2013) KELLI KECK Indoor -Triple jump - 36’ 1.5” (OVC, 2012) Long Jump - 16’ 7.0” (ETSU, 2012) 200m -- :26.90 (SIU 2013) Outdoor -200m - :26.56 (WKU, 2013) Long Jump - 17 1” (OVC, 2013) Triple Jump - 36’ 10.5” (TSU, 2011) ERIN KEYES Indoor-High Jump - 5’ 0.25” (ETUS, 2013)* Outdoor-High Jump - 5’ 0.5” (APSU, 2013) BROOKLYN KIMBALL Indoor-60m - 8.19 (ETSU, 2012) 200m - 27.42 (ETSU, 2012) 400m - 59:81 (OVC, 2012) Outdoor-200m - :27.08 (WCU, 2013) 300m -- :45.10 (APSU, 2013) 400m - 1:00.33 (Vandy, 2012)

LANDRY LOVING Indoor -800m - 2:28.30 (Va. Tech, 2013) Mile - 5:49.92 (OVC, 2013) Outdoor -800m - 2:26.84 (APSU, 2013) 1,500m - 5:03.52 (VU, 2013) AMELIA McCOY Indoor -Mile Run - 6:08.61 (Va. Tech, 2013) 3,000m - 11:56.97 (OVC, 2013) 5,000m - 21:01.73 (OVC, 2013) Outdoor -3000m - 11:39.71 (Vandy, 2011) 5000m - 19:37.42 (VU, 2013) 10,000m - 42:51.88 (OVC, 2013) CHELSEA MILLS Indoor-Triple Jump - 36’ 2” (OVC, 2013)* Long Jump -- 17’ 3.75” (Sewanee, 2013) 55m - :07.47 (Sewanee, 2013) 60m -- :08.07 (OVC, 2013) 200m -- :27.03 (SIU, 2013) Outdoor-Triple Jump - 36’ 2” (OVC, 2013)* Long Jump -- 17’ 3.75” (Sewanee, 2013) 200m -- :26.69 (WKU, 2013)

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,2012) 5,000m - 19:35.46 (TSU, 2011) Outdoor -3000m - 10:53 .03 (Vandy, 2011) Steeplechase - 12:00.61 (WKU, 2013) 5000m - 18:45.61 (VU, 2013) LACY YSLAS Indoor-Shot Put - 38’ 6.25” (SIU, 2013) Weight Throw - 39’ 7.25” (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-Javelin - 108’ 11” (OVC, 2010) DISCUS - 136’ 10” (OVC, 2010) Shot Put - 36’ 11” Vandy, 2010)

ELIZABETH MITCHELL Indoor-800m - 2:36.36 (OVC, 2013) Mie - 5:53.79 (OVC, 2013) MEGAN O’DONOGHUE Indoor-3,000m - 11:37.65 (Sewanee, 2013) 5,000m - 19:32.04 (OVC, 2012) Outdoor3,000m - 11:26.24 (Vandy, 2012) 5,000m - 19:30.32 (VU, 2013) 10,000M - 41:32.62 (UT, 2012

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HEAD COACH TONY Career Best COX Times/Distances

Tony Cox

HEAD COACH Cross Country / Track & Field Tony Cox, 53, is in his tenth 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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2013 MEN’S XC ROSTER Career Best Times/Distances 2013 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name .................................... Year...............................Ht. ...........................Hometown (High School) Matthew Bishop..........................Senior.................................. 5-9...............Morristown, Tenn. (Morristown West) John Greene.................................Senior.................................. 6-1....................Friendsville, Tenn. (William Blount) Brennan Huber............................Freshman........................... 6-0................................ Greenbier, Tenn. (Greenbier) Wesley King..................................Freshman........................... 6-0................................Greenville, Tenn. (Greenville) Sam Lariviere................................Freshman........................... 5-7...............................Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge) Jordan Roth..................................Freshman........................... 6-2....................................Gray, Tenn. (Daniel Boone) Sterling Smith..............................Junior.................................. 5-11......................................... Knoxville, Tenn. (Karns) Nathan Snow...............................Junior................................... 6-0..............................Collierville, Tenn. (Collierville) Daniel Williamson.......................Freshman........................... 6-1...............................Union City, Tenn (Union City)

The 2013 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team:

Front row, from left -- Wesley King, Brennan Huber, and Sam Lariviere Back row, from left - Jordan Roth, Daniel Williamson, Sterling Smith, and Coach Tony Cox (Not Pictured: Matthew Bishop , John Greene, and Nathan Snow)

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Career Best Times/Distances

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

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

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

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MEETCareer THE 2013 EAGLES Best GOLDEN Times/Distances

Matthew BISHOP

Senior F Morristown, Tenn. Morristown West HS Matthew is in his fourth season on the cross country squad and will be among the top runners for the Golden Eagles in his senior year...has run in every single meet (20) during the past three years... saved his best for last as a junior, running his career-best 8K time at the OVC Championships... came to Tech from Morristown West High School where he established himself as a competitor on the track...brings a winning attitude to the squad...also a high achiever in the classroom.

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... he was instrumental in the team’s steady rise from seventh place in his freshman season, to fourth and second the next two years, culminating in a state championship as a senior...also an achiever in academics, graduating with top honors. PERSONAL: The son of Thomas and Barb Bishop...born April 26, 1992...majoring in wildlife and fisheries.

AT TECH (In 2012): Matt ran among the team leaders in every meet as a junior, including leading the Golden Eagles in three outings...was Tech’s top finisher in the season-opening run at UA-Huntsville, and also paced his team at the Vanderbilt Invitational... had Tech’s top performance in the OVC Championships, placing 36th overall, wiping out his previous career-best with a time of 26:19.4...never placed lower than third on the team. (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

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MEET THECareer 2013 GOLDEN EAGLES Best Times/Distances

John GREENE

Senior F Friendsville, Tenn. William Blount HS John returns to action in 2013 after sitting out the entire 2012 season... should resume where he left off through his first three years to rank among the top runners on the squad...has run in 18 meets in the first three years of his career...was a leading force for his team in high school action... named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll three times in recognition of his work in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2012): Sat out the entire 2012 season as a medical redshirt. (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 at 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 years each in both cross country and track...twice named Most Valuable Runner and also named to the All-Region team in cross country...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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Brennan HUBER

Freshman F Greenbrier, Tenn. Greenbrier HS A promising runner who joins the Golden Eagles in 2013-14 ... Brennan has the potential to run among team leaders in every meet... HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Greenbrier High School, Brennan was a four-year letterwinner on both the cross country and track & field teams... was the TSSAA state champion as a senior in the 800-meter run... in 2011, during his junior season, the cross country team finished second in the state...part of a 4x800 meter relay foursome that placed second in the state in his junior year and fourth as a senior...won the team’s Most Athletic Award. PERSONAL: Brennan is the son of Fred Huber and Wendy Snyder...full name is Brennan Michael Huber...born November 9, 1994 in San Anonio, Texas...majoring in chemical engineering.

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MEET THECareer 2013 GOLDEN EAGLES Best Times/Distances

Wesley KING

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

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MEET THE 2013 GOLDEN EAGLES Career Best Times/Distances

Sam LARIVIERE

Freshman F Oak Ridge, Tenn. Oak Ridge HS Part of a promising incoming freshman class, Sam hopes to be a catalyst for the future success of the Golden Eagles...an Honors student who can have an impact on the cross country course. HIGH SCHOOL: Sam is a 2013 graduate of Oak Ridge High School where he was selected team captain of the cross country squad as a junior and senior... participated four years each in both cross country and track & field...placed second in the region as a freshman. PERSONAL: The son of Sam and Lisa Lariviere...full name is Samuel Joseph Lariviere...born Oct. 26, 1994 in Cheasapeake, Va....majoring in mechanical engineering.

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MEET THE Best 2013Times/Distances GOLDEN EAGLES Career

Jordan ROTH

Freshman F Gray, Tenn. Daniel Boone HS Jordan is a highly promising runner from East Tennessee who earned numerous honors during his prep career...hoping to transfer that success to the college course. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Daniel Boone High School, Jordan earned four letters each in cross country and track & field, all for coach Len Jeffers...was named all-conference and all-region on the cross country circuit...ran the 800, mile and 4x800 during his track career...earned all-state honors at the TSSAA state track meet with a fifth place finish at 800 meters...helped is cross country team place second in the state as a senior...captured the state 4x800 relay championship as a senior. PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Leah Roth...full name is Robert Jordan Roth...born Febraury 21, 1995 in Plantation, Fla...majoring in computer science.

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MEET THECareer 2013 GOLDEN EAGLES Best Times/Distances

Sterling SMITH

ers in every meet in 2013, including a teambest effort at the Berry Invitational...had four of his first five times under 28 minutes, then reeled off a career-best effort at the OVC Championships with a time of 26:31.0 to eclipse his previous best by 30 seconds.

Junior F Knoxville, Tenn. Karns HS Sterling emerged as one of Tech’s top runners in his sophomore season, and should continue to be a pacesetter in 2013...promising skills as a runner and has showed consistent improvement in his times throughout the seasons. AT TECH (In 2012): Took another giant leap forward from his freshman sason to his sophomore campaign... was among team lead-

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

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Nathan SNOW

Senior F Collierville, Tenn. Collierville HS Nathan returns to action in 2013 from a season on the sidelines...showed potential in his first two years of competition. AT TECH (In 2012): Nathan did not compete in any races during the 2012 season. (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 seasonbest 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 cross country campaign...improved steadily through the season...achieved his season-best time of 28:13.32 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Nathan came 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...enrolled in English.

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Daniel WILLIAMSON

Freshman F Union City, Tenn. Union City HS

tered twice on the soccer team, twice in baseball and once in basketball...was crowned all-region all four years in cross country...two-time regional champion and twice named all-state. PERSONAL: The son of James and Amy Williamson...born May 29, 1995 in Union City...full name is Daniel Eric Williamson...majoring in civil engineering.

The Golden Eagles boast a solid incoming class of freshmen, including all-state runner Daniel Williamson...a muliti-talented athlete, he lettered in five different sports during his high school career... also a knockout in the classroom. HIGH SCHOOL: Daniel lettered four years each in both cross country and track & field during his time at Union City High School...also let-

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2013 XC RESULTS Career BestMEN’S Times/Distances Meet #1 August 30 at Cullowhee, N.C. Western Carolina Invitational (5K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Florida (28); 2) High Point (43); 3) Furman (54); 4) Western Carolina (121); 5) UNC- Asheville (154); 6) Tennessee Tech (177); 7) Winthrop (204); 8) N. Carolina A&T (258); 9) Gardner-Webb (282); 10) Wofford (287); 11) Warren Wilson College (304) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1)John Greene 16:11.61 (26); 2) Sterling Smith 16:22.09 (29); 3) Brennan Huber 16:30.49 (34); 4) Daniel Williamson 16:48.02 (43); 5) Jordan Roth 16:53.97 (58); 6) Matt Bishop 16:58.92 (48); 7) Sam Lariviere 17:14.16 (53) Meet #2 September 14 at Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt Invitational (8K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Lipscomb (95); 2) Mississippi State (110); 3) East Tennessee State (112); 4) Belmont (122); 5) Morehead State (173); 6) Memphis (180); 7) Samford (185); 8) Middle Tennessee State (191); 9) Northern Kentucky (196); 10) Central Arkansas (197); 11) Ole Miss (290); 12) Marshall (364); 13) Vanderbilt (376); 14) Western Kentucky (409); 15) UT Martin (422); 16) Tennessee Tech (423); 17) Mercer (457); 18) Jacksonville St. (469); 19) Tennessee St. (598) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) John Greene 26:18.69 (59); 2) Sterling Smith 26:45.14 (77); 3) Brennan Huber 27:08.56 (89); 4) Daniel Williamson 27:31.86 (97); 5) Matthew Bishop 27:45.13 (101); 6) Sam Lariviere 27:51.93 (103); 7) Jordan Roth 28:10.91 (108)

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

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

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2013 MEN’S XC INDIVIDUAL TIMES Career Best Times/Distances INDIVIDUAL TIMES / PLACES

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Western Carolina Vanderbilt Charlotte Jacksonville State Evansville OVC

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

Western Carolina Vanderbilt Charlotte Jacksonville State Evansville OVC

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

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

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ALL-TIME SUPERLATIVES/HONORS Career Best Times/Distances CROSS COUNTRY SUPERLATIVES MEN’S BESTS (Top times) Golden Eagles in the OVC Championships 1962 - Third 1987 - Tie-Fourth 1963 - Fifth 1988 - Fourth 1964 - Fourth 1989 - Seventh 1965 - Third 1990 - Fifth 1966 - Third 1991 - Sixth 1967 - Second 1992 - Fifth 1968 - Sixth 1993 - Fourth 1969 - Sixth 1994 - Fourth 1970 - Fifth 1995 - Fifth 1971 - Sixth 1996 - Seventh 1972 - Eighth 1997 - Sixth 1973 - Seventh 1998 - Sixth 1974 - Seventh 1999 - Sixth 1975 - Sixth 2000 - Fourth 1976 - Sixth 2001 - Seventh 1977 - Eighth 2002 - Sixth 1978 - Seventh 2003 - Eighth 1979 - Seventh 2004 - Seventh 1980 - Seventh 2005 - Eighth 1981 - Fifth 2006 - Eighth 1982 - Fifth 2007 - Eighth 1983 - Seventh 2008 - Sixth 1984 - Seventh 2009 - Fifth 1985 - Eighth 2010 - Seventh 1986 - Sixth 2011 - Seventh 2012 - Seventh

Best times at 8K/5.0 miles -- through the 2013season 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

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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2013 WOMEN’S XC ROSTER Career Best Times/Distances 2013 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name............................................ Year.................................Ht................................... Hometown (High School) Kendale Caldwell.................................. Junior..................................... 5-5.................................Powell, Tenn. (Anderson County) Claire Cashin.......................................... Freshman.............................. 5-6............................................Snellville, Ga. (Brookwood) Rebecca Cline........................................ Senior..................................... 5-5......................... Spring Hill, Tenn. (Columbia Central) Dalis Connell..........................................Senior......................................5-7.......................Chattanooga, Tenn. (Boyd Buchanan) Yeshi Dohrmann................................... Senior..................................... 5-1...................................... Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma) Landry Loving........................................Sophomore..........................5-2...................................Johnson City, Tenn. (University) Amelia McCoy....................................... Senior..................................... 5-4..................... Crossville, Tenn. (Cumberland County) Elizabeth Mitchell................................ Junior..................................... 5-5..............Manchester, Tenn. (Coffee County Central) Meghan O’Donoghue......................... Senior..................................... 5-2.................................Talbott, Tenn. (Morristown West) Emily Williams........................................ Junior..................................... 5-5.................................Talbott, Tenn. (Jefferson County) Sarah Wilson........................................... Sophomore.......................... 5-3................................. Maryville, Tenn. (William Blount) Peri Winborne........................................ Senior..................................... 5-7..............................................Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut)

The 2013Golden Eagle Cross Country Team:

Front row, from left -- Landry Loving, Sarah Wilson, Rebecca Cline, Amelia McCoy, Meghan O’Donoghue, Yeshi Dohrmann Second row, from left -- Assistant Coach Jenna Philpott, Claire Cashin, Emily Williams, Peri Winborne, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kendale Caldwell, Dalis Connell, Coach Tony Cox 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 26-50 along with the track & field profiles

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

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

Meet #3 September 28 at Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Invitational (6K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Miss State (47); 2) Charlotte (52); 3) North Florida (64); 4) Davidson (107) 5) Florida State (129); 6) USC Upstate (186); 7) Radford (219); 8) Miami (221); 9) Northern Kentucky - (236); 10) Marshall (272); 11) Tennessee Tech (288); 12) VA. Military Institute (297); 13 NC A&T- (366) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 23:14.2 (46); 2) Yeshi Dohrmann 23:21.6 (52); 3) Amelia McCoy 23:40.4 (57); 4) Peri Winborne 23:44.3 (60); 5) Meghan O’Donoghue 24:28.7; 6) Claire Cashin 25:36.2 (79); 7) Elizabeth Mitchell 25:45.8 (82) Meet #4 October 5 at Oxford, Alabama Foothills Invitational (5K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Jacksonville St. (25); 2) Mercer (39); 3) Tennessee Tech (59); 4) Alabama A&M (115) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:18.95 (8); 2) Yeshi Dohrmann 19:32.35 (9); 3) Peri Winborne 19:45.43 (11); 4) Amelia McCoy 19:55.16 (13); 5) Meghan O’Donoghue 21:19.16 (18); 6) Claire Cashin 21:29.10 (20); 7) Elizabeth Mitchell 21:33.98 8); Sarah Wilson 21:51.69 (22) Meet #5 October 19 at Evansville, Indiana Evansville Invitational (5K) TEAM STANDINGS 1) Western Kentucky (23); 2) University of Evansville (32); 3) Marshall University (81); 4) Tennessee Tech (99) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:37.35 (12); 2) Peri Winborne 20:08.68 (17); 3) Yeshi Dohrmann 20:31.31 (22): 4) Meghan O’Donoghue 20:47.88 (23); 5) Amelia McCoy 20:59.93 (25); 6) Elizabeth Mitchell 21:55.94 (27); 6) Claire Cashin 22:02.97 (28); 7) Sarah Wilson 22:37.20; 8) Landry Loving 23:42.89

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2013 WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Career Best Times/Distances INDIVIDUAL TIMES / PLACES

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Caldwell ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

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

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

Connell ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

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

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

W.Carolina Vanderbilt Charlotte Jax State Evansville OVC

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL-TIME 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 2012 - Eleventh

WOMEN’S BESTS (Top times)

Best times at 5K/3.1 miles -- through the 2013 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 2013 Fall semester:

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Steven Anderson (4)

Kolbe Andrzejewski (8)

Justin Birdwell (2) Christopher Bishop (1) Matthew Bishop (7) Andrew Bock (1) Kevin Boucher (7) Mark Brzuchalski (4) Ben Byard (3) Mark Caldwell (1) Bryan Chambers (1) Brandon Collins (1) Andrew Coombe (2) Ramsey Coutta (3) Eric Crews (8) Joe Czarneski (1) Chris Dake (1) Michael Davis (1) Shane Davis (2) Drew DeLorenzo (1) Joseph DeLorenzo (4) Rodney Dutro (1) William Enicks (6) Daniel Flatt (1) Daniel Francis (4) John Gordon (10) Stephen Gordon (8) John Greene (8) Andy Holbrook (7) Brennan Huber (1) Kevin Jacobs (5) James Johnson (1) Nathan Johnson (1) Joseph Justice (1) Bryan Kaylor (1) Brian Kennedy (1) Chris Kennedy (8) Sam Lariviere (1) Sam Linhoss (7)

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Nathan Livesay (3) Bill Longhurst (1) Michael Lyda (1) Joseph Mabry (1) Donnie Madgett (1) Michael Mahan (6) Palmer Maphet (1) Bill Martin (1) Adam McLeod (7) Chad Messmer (3) Jason Michalek (1) Andy Milligan (1) Bryan Mittlestat (1) James Mittlestat (1) Anthony Motta (4) Bob Newby (1) Steve Parham (3) Matt Pennycuff (3) Chris Perry (2) Brian Pickett (2) Jarrad Read (4) Ben Shassere (5) Colin Smith (6) Ryan Smith (1) Sterling Smith (2) Nathan Snow (2) 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 (6) Leah Bradley (5) Ashley Brady (4) Kelley Brennan (2) Buffy Bright (1) Courtney Brint (2) Cindy Broome (6) Brittney Brown (5) Victoria Brown (2) Karen Burchfield (2) Kendale Caldwell (6) Merrie Caldwell (8) Amy Campbell (3) Gwen Cannon (7) Amy Carmon (1) Leayn Carter (5) Rhonda Carter (2) Katie Carmichael (6) Kelly Carmichael (6) Danielle Catlett (7) Emily Chaney (1) Claire Cashin (1) Rebecca Cline (9) Anna Connell (2) Dalis Connell (3) Kristen Cook (2) Brittany Cotto (3) Christy Cotton (6) Tammy Cottrell (1)

Teresa Cowan (1) Amy Crosier (1) Mary Jo Crowell (1) Kristen Deardorff (3) Amy Dickinson (5) Yeshi Dohrmann (5) Rebeca Duarte (1) Leslie Dunford (1) Ifey Eguzo (7) Ashley Evans (8) Jessica Ezika (1) Beth Filipek (1) Karen Fiscor (1) Kathryn Forbes (5) Rachel Forbes (11) Rebecca Forbes (8) Farrah Franklin (1) Vicki Froning (1) Deidra Garrett (4) Emily Gately (1) Joana Gerold (1) Susan Griego (2) Jessica Haire (4) Lucy Hale (4) Amy Hall (2) Karen Hall (1) Molly Hammonds (2) Heather Hargis (1) Ariane Harper (1) Hailee Hayes (1) Jayne Heatherly (1) Brooke Holman (7) Margarett Holder (5) Rachel Hooks (7) Mindy Hoskins (3) Addie House (2) Elizabeth House (1) Amy Howard (3) Tera Hughes (2) Brelinda Johnson (5) Teri Johnson (1) Aseelah Jones (2) Julie Jones (5) Laura Jones (2) Traci Jones (9)

Krysten Joshen (1) Christina Judon (2) Kelli Keck (1) Erin Keyes (2) Brooklyn Kimball (5) Kristi King (4) Michelle Kline (11) Sarah Kmet (5) Courtney Koehl (1) Amanda Lane (5) Kimbel Lea (2) Keri Light (8) Landry Loving (2) Alora Lowe (1) Katie Lowery (7) Katherine Lynn (7) Meagan Lyons (1) Megan Mackie (2) Jennifer Mallory (2) Dana Mason (1) Allison Mayhew 1) Ashley Mayhew (8) Courtney Mayo (2) Molly McCarthy (1) Candace McClain (3) Amelia McCoy (6) Melanie Mickle (5) Beth Miller (7) Chelsea Mills (1) Elizabeth Mitchell (3) Rebecca Mitchell (1) Sheila Mitchell (4) Monique Moffett (4) Juanita Navarro (1)

Meghan O’Donoghue (8)

Julie Overbay (1) Tiffany Palmer (8) Jamie Papi (1) Emily Parker (3) Rachel Perry (3) Morgan Phillips (2) Jenna Philpott (6) Stephanie Place (10) Becky Plaine (1) Misty Porter (1)

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

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The 2014 Golden Eagle Track & Field Team:

Front row, from left -- Landry Loving, Sarah WIlson, Rebecca Cline, Amelia McCoy, Meghan O’donoghue, Yeshi Dohrmann, Chelsea Mills. Middle Row, from left -- Assistant Coach Jenna Philpott, Rebeca Duerte, Tiara Hymon Alora Beth Lowe, Makayla Kington, Ashley Lowe, Lacy Yslas, Jaelyn Todd, Brooklyn Kimball, Brittany Cotto, Coach Tony Cox. Third row, from left -- Atlanta Westbrook, Kelli Keck, Erin Keyes, Claire Cashin, Emily Williams, Peri Winborne, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kendale Caldwell, Dalis Connell, Brittany McGee.

Name Kendale Caldwell Claire Cashin Rebecca Cline Dalis Connell Brittany Cotto Yeshi Dohrmann Rebeca Duarte Tiara Hymon Kelli Keck Erin Keyes Brooklyn Kimball Makayla Kington Landry Loving Alora Beth Lowe Ashley Lowe Amelia McCoy Brittany McGee Chelsea Mills Elizabeth Mitchell Meghan O'Donoghue Jaelyn Todd Atlanta Westbrook Emily Williams Sarah Wilson Peri Winborne Lacy Yslas

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Ht. 5-5 5-6 5-5 5-7 5-8 5-1 5-6 5-5 5-8 5-8 5-9 5-10 5-2 5-7 5-11 5-4 5-6 5-9 5-5 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-5 5-3 5-7 5-9

Hometown/High School Powell, Tenn. / Anderson County HS Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood HS Spring Hill, Tenn. / Columbia Central HS Chattanooga, Tenn. / Boyd Buchanan HS Sacramento, Calif. / Inderkum HS Tullahoma, Tenn. / Tullahoma HS San Salvadore, El Salvadore / Liceo Salvadoreno Memphis, Tenn. / Ridgeway HS Crossville, Tenn. / Stone Memorial HS Crossville, Tenn. / Stone Memorial HS Memphis, Tenn. / Harding Academy Crossville / Stone Memorial HS Johnson City, Tenn. / University HS Robbins, Tenn. / Scott HS Oakridge, Tenn. / Scott HS Crossville, Tenn. / Cumberland County HS Dallas, Texas / Richardson HS Chattanooga, Tenn. / Red Bank HS Manchester, Tenn. / Coffee County Central HS Talbott, Tenn. / Morristown West HS LaVergne, Tenn. / LaVergne HS Columbia, Tenn. / Spring Hill HS Talbott, Tenn. / Jefferson County HS Maryville, Tenn. / William Blount HS Knoxville, Tenn. / Farragut HS Sparta, Tenn. / White County HS

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Kendale CALDWELL

:09.17... with a time of 2:41.39, Kendale ran her career-best 800m at East Tennessee State during the indoor season... during the outdoor season, she set a career-best 800m (2:32.43) and 1500m (5:15.81) at the Austin Peay Invitational.

Junior F Powell, Tenn. Anderson County HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Kendale was a four-year letterman in track and field under coach Al Rodd and also ran cross country...helped Anderson County to a sixth-place finish at the TSSAA Class AAA Sectional Team Finals in 2011 and a state A-AA team runner-up finish in 2008...competed in the 800m, 4x800m relay and 400m...posted a personal-best time of 2:27 in the 800m, her primary event.

Kendale has proven through PERSONAL: Kendale Marie Caldwell is the daughter of Dale and hard work and Louann Caldwell...born Nov. 27, 1992...majoring in elementary dedication that education. she is a key member of the Golden Eagle track team, filling a role in the middle distances and also on relay squads. AT TECH -- (In 2013-14): Kendale was on the roster during the cross country season, and used the fall as a training period for the track & field season...did not compete in any cross country meets. (In 2012-13): During the 2012 cross country season, Kendale competed in two meets including the TTU Invitational where she posted a season-best time of 25:01.5...was a presence during the track season, competing in seven different events and posting times in all 12 meets...during the indoor season, she competed in the 60m, 800m and mile run individiually, and was part of the 4x100m and distance medley relay foursomes...posted a season-best 2:33.36 in the 800m event at Virginia Tech...was a regular on the 800m and 1,500m events during the outdoor schedule and ran on the 4x800m relay team at Wofford...season-best times in both individual running events came at Vanerbilt, with a 2:32.45 at 800m and 5:23.53 at 1,500m... (In 2011-12): Kendale competed in the 55m, 800m, and 1500m during the track season... 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... during the indoor season, she ran both a season-best and a careerbest in the 55m at the OVC Championship with a time of

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Claire CASHIN

Freshman F Snellville, Ga. Brookwood HS An Honors student, Claire was a standout high school runner looking to bring her skills to the Golden Eagle roster...will be seen in both the cross country season and track & field, where she has the potential to compete in a variety of events...excellent student. AT TECH -- (In 2013-14): As a freshman, Claire ran in every meet during the cross country season...opened the year finishing sixth on the squad at the Western Carolina Invitational with a two-time tile of 13:29.54...was consistent in her times during the year at 5K, including a career-best 21:29.10 at the Jacksonville State Invitational...also posted a time under 22 minutes at Vandervilt with a 21:32.34 finish. HIGH SCHOOL: Claire was a four-year letterwinner for coach Chris Carter in cross country, and also recevied four letters from coach Joe Carter on the track & field team at Brookwood High School...named team MVP three times... competed in steeplechase, hurdles and 400 during the track season...placed third in the state as a junior and helped the cross country team win region and state title as a senior...placed third in the 6A GHSA state championships in the 300-meter hurdles, and was 8th in the 100-meter hurdles. PERSONAL: The daughter of Jeb and Kathy Cashin...born February 7, 1995 in Snellville, Ga....full name is Mary Claire Cashin...majoring in business.

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Rebecca CLINE

Senior F Spring Hill, Tenn. Columbia Central HS Rebecca races into her final season on the Golden Eagle roster as one of the leaders in the program, and looks to continue to break career-best standards as a senior after establishing new ‘best’ times in every event as a junior...wrapped up her final cross country season by leading the team in every meet, and will continue to exhibit that level of leadership on the track...shows tremendous drive, determination and attitude... an accomplished athlete, she is also very successful in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2013-14): Rebecca led the Tech women in every cross country meet during her senior season...career-best and season-best 5K time was 18:57.52 at the Vanderbilt Invitational, where she finished 56th overall...highest individual finish was eight at the JSU Invitational in 19:18.95....placed 12th at Evansville with a time of 19:37.35...paced Tech at OVC meet in 19:52.24, finishing 47th overall. (In 2012-13): Competed in all seven cross country meets in 2012, leading the team three times and placing second on the squad four times... her best time of the year came at the OVC Championships, where she clocked a 19:18.0 for 56th place overall finish...ran in three individual and one relay event during the indoor track season, and four inividual events during outdoors...posted career-best efforts in all three indoor events...clocked 10:46.68 at the OVC 3,000-meter run, and also had career-best of 18:41.49 at the same meet in the 5,000-meter event...her career-best indoor mile of 5:27.53 came at Virginia Tech...also had career-best times outdoors in all four events...ran 4:45.7 at Austin Peay in the 1,500m...nest 3K time was 10:37.64, also at APSU event...best time in the steeplechase was 11:54.27, coming at Western Kentucky...best time in the 5,000m was 17:44.89, clocked at Vanderbilt Invitational. (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

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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 came to Tech from Columbia Central High School where she lettered in cross country four years for coach Tammy Riley...named All-Mid State 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

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.

Senior F Chattanooga, Tenn. Boyd Buchanan HS Dalis wraps up her career this spring as a Golden Eagle runner, and will compete in middle distance events and relays...a dedicated runner who has worked hard in the off-season, she is looking to post her best times in 2014...a versatile athlete who competed in four sports during her prep career, including being the lone female member of the track team at her high school.

(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. 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 2013-14): Dalis trained with the team throughout the fall season, but did not compete in any cross country meets in 2013. (In 2012-13): A member of the cross country team in the fall, Dalis used the season for training and did not compete in any meets...got busy during the track season, competing in three individual events plus the two relays during indoor season, posting a pair of career-best times...recorded her fastest time in th 600m at Southern Illinois with a 1:45.94 showing...her best 800m time of 2:32.62 came at the OVC Championships...outdoors she focused on the 800m and posted her career-best of 2:28.98 at Vanderbilt...also ran on three different relay teams during the outdoor season. (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

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Brittany COTTO

Senior F Sacramento, Calif. Inderkum HS One of the seniors on the squad who will provide leadership during the 2014 track & field season, Brittany wraps up her Golden Eagle career will concentrate on thr 400m and 400m events, as well as running in themajoring in business. (In 2012-13): During the 2012-13 season, Brittany competed in the 200m and 400m plus two relay events during the indoor season, then the 400m and 400m hurdles plus two relays outdoors...had Tech’s time in the 400m hurdles, posting 1:11.79 at Vanderbilt. (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 seasonbest 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.

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

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Yeshi DOHRMANN

Senior F Tullahoma, Tenn. Tullahoma HS In her fourth season on the Tech roster, Yeshi has become an impact distance runner for the Golden Eagles...after a solid and consistent showing during the cross country season, she is looking to become a top performer during the track season. AT TECH (In 2013-14): After missing the 2012 cross country season, Yeshi reutned to the course as a senior and became one of the top runners on the squad...placed second or third on the team in six of the seven races...posted a 5K career-best time of 19:32.35 to place ninth overall at Jacksonville State...finished the OVC Championships in 20:02.97 to finish second on the team and 52nd overall.

(In 2012-13): Did not compete during the cross country season...ran the

800m during the indoor season and clocked a career-best time of 2:43.57 at the OVC Championships...outdoors, she ran in the 3,000m at Austin Peay and posted a career-best of 11:17.09...was a mainstay in the lineup at 5,000m...ran a career-best in that event, as well, finishing the Vanderbilt run in 19:11.86... ran a leg of the 4x800 relay, clocking 10:05.81 at Wofford.

(In 2011-12): Yeshi competed in the 800m during the outdoor track season for the Golden Eagles... she earned herself a season-best time in the 800m with a time of 2:51.97 at the Austin Peay Invitational... during the Vanderbilt Invitational she ran the 800m in 2:59.56.

(In 2010-11): Yeshi ran in four meets during the fall cross country season...

participated in the opening meet at Sewanee and in the Western Kentucky, TTU Invitational and Evansville events...achieved a best time of 22:37.88 at Evansville...competed in the 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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Rebeca DUARTE

Freshman F San Salvadore El Salvadore HIGH SCHOOL: Rebeca comes to the Golden Eagle family from San Salvador, El Salvadar where she attended Liceo Salvadoreno and finished 18th of 164 in her class ... in 2010, under coach Ernesto Selva, Duarte was named the best athlete of the year for track and field ... from 2006-2010, she was a member of the National Championship high school team in track and field, including a personal win in the long jump with a mark of 18-03. PERSONAL: Rebeca Maria Duarte Bodewig is the daughter of

Jose Roberto Duarte and Guisela Bodewig ... born Feb. 11, 1995...majoring in nutrition with aspirations of being a sports nutritionist.

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Tiara HYMON

Sophomore F Memphis, Tenn. Ridgeway HS (In 2012-13): During the 2012-13, Tiara competed in the outdoor season only, running the 200m, 400m, and 400m hurdles ... she ran a personal-best 1:02.97 in the 400m race at the Vanderbilt meet ... she also ran a leg of the 4x400m relay at the OVC Outdoor Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: A dual sport athlete at Ridgeway HS in Memphis, Tiara

competed in both track and soccer ... finished 9th in junior olympics ... during her high school competitions, she made it to states every year ... earned the Most Valuable Runner award and the Wilma Rudolph Award. PERSONAL: Tiara Louise Hyman is the daughter of Luther Hyman and

Tametria Robinsan ... born Feb. 17, 1994...majoring in Biochemistry.

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Kelli KECK

Senior F Crossville, Tenn. Stone Memorial HS 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. (In 2012-13): Kelli opened up the 2012-13 indoor season with a personal-best in the 200m race of 26.9 ... she then ran a career-best 200m in the outdoor season of 26.56 ... she also posted a career-best 17-01 in the long jump at the 2013 OVC Outdoor Championships. (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 seasonbest records... during the outdoor season she completed the long jump with a leap of 16-8.75, 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 seasonbest 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 Kunzelman...twice helped her team to a regional championship and state appearances...lettered four season for

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coach Tim Smith’s basketball teams and helped her teams twice win the district and participate in the state tournament...graduated with high honors. PERSONAL: The daughter of Randy and Abbie Keck...born July 7, 1992...full name is Kelli LeeAnn Keck...studying financing.

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Erin KEYES

Senior F Crossville, Tenn. Stone Memorial HS

In her time 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. (In 2012-13): During the 2012-13 track and field seasons, Erin was Tech’s only high jump competitior ... during indoor competitions, Erin cleared 5-00.25 twice for season-highs to open the season ... she recorded a career-best three different times during the outdoor season by clearing 5-00.5 ... she first cleared this personal best mark at Austin Peay. (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. 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. PERSONAL: The daughter of Wayne Keyes and Rita Baldwin...born September 21, 1991...full name is Erin Elizabeth Keyes..studying EXPW / pre-physical therapy.

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Brooklyn KIMBALL

Junior F Memphis, Tenn. Harding Academy Originally a signee of the Golden Eagle soccer team, Brooklyn is a versatile athlete who also competed on the track & field team... an all-state runner and school record-holder at Harding Academy, she bolstered the Golden Eagle lineup in the sprints and relays even breaking school records in her first season...played in seven matches during her first season on the soccer team...joining her older sister, Jennee, on the 2011 Golden Eagle soccer roster. AT TECH (In 2012-13): Brooklyn competed in the 200m, 400m

and 400m hurdles during the indoor and outdoor season in 2012-13 ... she only ran three races during the indoor season, competing in the 4x400m relays during the SIU meet to open the season, then ran both the 200m and the 400m race at the ETSU meet ... During the outdoor season, Kimball opened the outdoor season with a PR in the 200m race with a 27.08. AT TECH (In 2011-12): Brooklyn competed in the 60m, 200m, and 400m during the 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 to a finishing time of 4:09.95... during the outdoor season, she ran a season-best in the 200m finishing with a time of 26.70 at the Vanderbilt Invitational... she also contributed to a finishing time of 3:56.84 as part of the the 4x400 relay squad which made its way into Tech’s history books as the third best time for that event in school history... earned a career-best in the 400m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 1:00.33. HIGH SCHOOL: Brooklyn competed on the varsity track team for four years while at Harding Academy....named all-state four times and holds three school records...set the school marks in 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays...placed seventh in the state in 400m in 2010...finished eighth in the state in 2011 in 100m... she was a major contributor to her team’s winning the 2009 and 2010 West Regional titles...her 4x100 relay team placed fifth at the 47th annual Volunteer Track Classic..won the 100m dash at the 2011 CBHS Invitational...in addition to her track success, she was a five-year letterwinner on her high school soccer team, where she played multiple positions on both ends of the field...helped her team to a state championship in 2008...named the Best Defender on her high school team that finished second in the state in 2007, and was named first-team Regional All West and earned spot on the All-West Regional Tournament team in 2007, 2008 and 2010...named to the AllState soccer team in 2008 and 2010. PERSONAL: The daughter of Anthony and Jennifer Kimball... born on April 10, 1993 in Memphis, Tenn... majoring in education at Tech.

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Makayla KINGTON

Freshman F Crossville, Tenn. Stone Memorial HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Makayla was a three-sport athlete at Stone Me-

morial high school, competing in basketball, golf and track and field ... Makayla was a TSSAA track state championship participant during her time at Stone Memorial, winning sectionals her junior year, and winning the state championships in her senior season ... her best throws in the discus was 112 feet, and 34 yards in the shot put. PERSONAL: Makayla Carol Kington is the daughter of Bobby

and Mary Kington ... competed in high school with current Tech teammates Erin Keyes and Kelli Keck ... is majoring in general health studies.

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Landry LOVING

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

Junior F Oak Ridge, Tenn. Scott HS HIGH SCHOOL: Ashley competed in both the discus and shot put under coaches Debbie Watts and Tim Hall at Scott HS ... in 2010, Ashley took third place in the discus at the TSSAA state meet ... took 4th in the discus at the 2011 TSSAA state meet ... valedictorian of her high school class ... named a Tennessee Scholar, and was awarded the Student of the Year award. PERSONAL: Ashley Nichole Lowe is the daughter of Jerry Lowe and Thurma Jo Lowe ... younger sister, Alora Beth, is also a member of the TTU track team ... born June 30, 1993...majoring in nursing.

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Alora Beth LOWE

Freshman F Robbins, Tenn. Scott HS HIGH SCHOOL: Alora Bech competed in both the discus and shot put under coaches Debbie Watts and Tim Hall at Scott HS ... named all-subsection and allsectional for her throws ... earned a TSSAA Athletic Academic Award ... named a Tennessee Scholar, and was member of Beta Club. PERSONAL: Alora Beth Lowe is the daughter of Jerry Lowe and Thurma Jo Lowe ... older sister, Ashley, is also a member of the TTU track team ... born Sept. 30, 1995...majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

Brittany McGEE

Freshman F Dallas, Texas Richardson HS HIGH SCHOOL: Brittany was a four-year letterwinner for coach Dahlia Royal at Richardson HS, also served as captin during her senior year ... member of a district championship team in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... ran a personal-best 12.54 100 meter-dash in her senior season ... member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society ... earned Athletic Academic Award, Soaring Eagle Award, and Best Comeback Award. PERSONAL: Brittany Nicole McGee is the daughter of Carl Sigears and Nicole McGee ... born Mar. 7, 1995...majoring in communications.

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Amelia McCOY

SeniorF Crossville, Tenn. Cumberland County HS One of several seniors expected to provide leadership to the cross country and track & field teams in 2013-14...a true distance runner who will have an impact in several events during the spring. AT TECH (In 2013-14): Amelia was a consistent contributor during her senior season of cross country, running in all six meets...was team’s third finisher in both the Vanderbilt and UNC Charlotte meets...posted her 5K career-best of 19:55.16 at the Jacksonville State meet, finishing fourth on the team, beating her previous career-best by just under a second. (In 2012-13): Amelia was on the course in all seven cross country meets as a junior, with a best finish of fourth on the squad in the Huntsville meet to open the year...season-best time of 20:40.6 came at the OVC Championships...ran the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m events indoors and raced in the 3,000m, 5,000m, and 10,000m events outdoors...posted career-best times in five of her six events...ran her best indoor mile of 6:08.61 at Virginia Tech...career-best of 11:56.97 came at the OVC Championships... also had a best at OVC in the 5,000m of 21:01.73...outdoors, she had a career-besst of 19:37.42 at Vanderbilt in the 5,000m and ran a career-best 42:51.88 at the OVC 10,000m run. (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 3000m, 5000m, and 10,000m in track and field...posted a season-best time of 11:39 in the 3000m 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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Chelsea Mills

Sophomore F Chattanooga, Tenn. Red Bank HS Chelsea is in her second 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. AT TECH (2012-13): During Mills’ first season at Tech, she competed in six different events, including triple jump, long jump, the 55m, 60m, 200m, and the 4x100m race ... Mills proved to be a threatening athlete, setting PR’s all season long, including a 26.69 in the 200m race at Western Kentucky. 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

the Red Raiders qualify for the state meet in each of her four years and specialized in the 4x800m relay, the mile and the 4x400m relay. She set a personal record of 5:42 in the mile and a best time of 2:29 in the 800m. In soccer, she played midfield and defense and was named team captain in 2010.

Junior F Manchester, Tenn. Coffee County Central HS

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

Elizabeth is a rising star for the Golden Eagles after two seasons, and heads into the 2014 track schedule ready to beat her career-best marks and make an impact...has run three seasons of cross country... competed indoors as a freshman and sophomore, but has yet to race during an outdoor season. AT TECH (In 201314): Showing constant improvement throughout the cross country season, Elizabeth moved up the ladder within the Tech lineup while running in all six meets...posted a time of 21:33.98 at Jacksonville State for her caarer-best 5K mark. (In 2012-13): Elizabeth earned a spot in the Tech cross country lineup in four meets during her sophomore season... career-best 5K time of 21:41.2 came at the Louisville Invitational...competed in the 800m and mile run during the indoor season...did not compete during the outdoor season... posted career-best time of 2:36.36 in the 800m race at the OVC Championships...her best mile time was 5:53.79, also at the OVC meet. (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 800m during the indoor track season for the Golden Eagles... at the East Tennessee State Invitational she ran the 800m 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

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

Meghan is a true distance runner who shows tremendous competitive fire whenever the starting gun sounds...determined runner who expect to beat her career marks in her final season on the roster... shows strong leadership skills as well as outstanding commitment in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2013-14:): Meghan raced in all six cross country meets in her senior season...ran season-best 5K time of 20:37.88 at the Vanderbilt Invitational. (In 2012-13): After finishing third on the team in the first four cross country meets of the year, Meghan battled injuries that slowed her but didn’t stop her over the second half of the year... placed seventh on the team in those events...peaked with a 20:47.9 run in the Louisville Invitational...battled back to finish late in the year with a 20:49.2 showing at the OVC Championships...during the track & field season, Meghan ran the 3,000m and 5,000m indoors, and the 5,000m and 10,000m outdoors... her 3,000m time of 11:37.65 at Sewanee was a personal best...clocked a 19:30.32 time at Vanderbilt in the 5,000m run for another career-best...ran the 10K at the OVC Championships in 43:03.67. (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 3,000m and 5,000m during the indoor season and competed in the 3,000m, 5,000m, and 10,000m during the outdoor season... during the indoor season, she set a season-best record in the 5,000m with a time of 19:32.04 and another season-best record and a career best in the 5,000m with a time of 19:52.12... in the 3,000m 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 career-best in the 3,000m 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 3,000m, 5,000m, and 10,000m in track season...ran a season-best 11:33 in the 3,000 at Vanderbilt and posted a season-best 20:25 in the 5,000m at Jacksonville State.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Meghan lettered four seasons in cross country at Morristown West High School for coach Raymond Farmer...also lettered four seasons in track for Farmer and coach Mac Pickle...earned numerous awards and honors...named All-Conference for three seasons, All-Region in two seasons and MVP...also named Newcomer of the Year in her freshman season...helped lead the squad to regional, conference and state championships in her freshman season in 2006...also an achiever in the classroom, having graduated with first honors and named a Who’s Who student, AP Scholar and a Gold Star Achiever. PERSONAL: The daughter of Conor and Susan O’Donoghue...full name is Meghan Kelsie O’Donoghue...born March 6, 1992...majoring in political science and French.

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Jaelyn TODD

Freshman F LaVergne, Tenn. LaVergne HS HIGH SCHOOL: Jaelyn competed in soccer, track and swimming at LaVergne HS ... finished second in the state for discus her senior year ... recorded a personal best 126’ in the discus ... earned most athletic, most dedicated and most improved awards in her track career. PERSONAL: Jaelyn Rose Todd is the daughter of Dirk and Juanita Todd ... born Jan. 3, 1995 ... majoring in pre-med.

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Atlanta WESTBROOK

Sophomore F Columbia, Tenn. Spring Hill HS BEFORE TECH: Competed in the 400 and triple jump at King University in Bristol, Tenn. ... won the district meet 400 meterdash. HIGH SCHOOL: Atlanta was a three-sport athlete at Spring Hill, competing in volleyball, basketball, and track. PERSONAL: Atlanta Dominique Westbrook is the daughter of Timothy Westbrook and Marnita Westbrook ... born Nov. 7, 1992...majoring in exercise science and pyschology.

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Emily WILLIAMS

Senior F Talbott, Tenn. Jefferson County HS

school career...excellent student.

After showing tremendous potential and solid improvement for two seasons, in both cross country and track & field, Emily has not seen action since 2011...missed the past two cross country seasons as well as the entire 2013 track schedule...axious to get back on the track in 2014 where she will compete in middle and distance events...a versatile athlete who also competed in soccer during her high

AT TECH (In 2013-14): Remained sidelined during the entire cross country season in 2013. (In 2012-13): Emily did not compete during the cross country season, and was also sidelined the entire track & field season. (In 2011-12): Emily ran in five meets during the fall cross country season and showed significant improvement from the beginning of the season to the end...posted a season-best 5K time of 20:36 at Jacksonville State... competed in mile run and 3,000m during the indoor track season and the 1,500m during the outdoor season... posted mile run times of 5:58.25 at the East Tennessee State Invitational and 5:47.57 at the Southern Illinois Invitational... in the 3,000m she posted times of 11:35.47 at the Southern Illinois Invitational and 11:30.45 at the OVC Championships... during the outdoor season at the Austin Peay Invitational she posted a season-leading time for the 1,500m with her time of 5:32.75... had a time of 5:59.89 at the Tennessee State Invitational in the 1,500m. (In 2010-11): The fall cross country season brought Emily’s debut in cross country, as she did not compete as a cross county runner in her high school career...brought a solid effort during

the season, starting with a fifth-place finish on the team in the Sewanee Invitational...built up to a third-place finish on the team at Western Kentucky with a time of 21:08.88...achieved her best career-time of 20:32.88 at Evansville...competed in the 800m, 1,500m, mile and 3,000m in track and field...posted a season-best time of 2:30 in the 800m at the OVC Indoor Championships and recorded a season-best of 5:12 in the 1,500m at Vanderbilt. HIGH SCHOOL: Emily competed in her prep career at Jefferson County High School for track coach Bill Delozier...achieved Girls Best Distance in the mile run during her sophomore season... named the MVP for the girl’s squad in her junior year...also competed in soccer...as a student, achieved high marks for her academic efforts...named to the National Honors Society and graduated third in her class. PERSONAL: The daughter of Carl and Suzanne Williams...full name is Emily Caroline Wiliams...born June 30, 1992...majoring in engineering.

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Sarah WILSON

Sophomore F Maryville, Tenn. William Blount HS A walk-on member of the Golden Eagle roster in 2013, Sarah is a 2012 graduate of William Blount High School... did not compete during the past year...returning to competition as a sophomore. AT TECH (IN 2013-14): Sarah made her debut during the cross country season, running in three of Tech’s six meets as a true freshman... posted a 14:16.77 at Western Carolina in a two-mile race... ran her career-best 5K time of 21:51.69 at Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in both track and cross country at William Blount High School under coach Chris Frary...also lettered four years in basketball...was an all-district selection on the cross country course. PERSONAL: The daughter of Terry and Susan Wilson...born April 3, 1994 in Maryville, Tenn....full name is Sarah Elizabeth Wilson... majoring in civil engineering with emphasis on environmental science...younger sister of former Golden Eagle distance runner Emily Chaney.

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Peri WINBORNE

Senior F Knoxville, Tenn. Farragut Peri has been a team leader throughout her career with the Tech cross country and track & field programs...after missing the 2012 track & field season, she returned to action a year ago with continuing success, pointing toward an outstanding season in 2014...a distance runner who can compete in several events...strong student.

AT TECH (In 2013-14): Peri was among the team’s best runners throughout the cross country season, racing in all six meets and finishing second on the squad at both Vanderbilt and Evansville...posted a 20:20.60 at Vanderbilt and ran a time of 20:08.68 at Evansville...her season-best time of 19:45.43 was at Jacksonville State. (In 2012-13): Ran is six of the team’s seven cross country meets as a junior, missing the Vanderbilt event...season-best time of 20:08.4 came at the OVC Champipnships...ran her career-best 6K time of 24:51.3 at the NCAA Regionals...ran the 5,000m during the indoor track season with a season-best 20:49.74 at Virginia Tech...during the outdoor schedule, Peri ran the 3,000m at Austin Peay, and competed regularly in the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m...posted career-best times in the steeplechase (12:00.61 at Western Kentucky) and 5,000m (18:45.61 at Vanderbilt). (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...did not compete during the 2012 track & field season. (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 careerbest time of 19:30.40 at Evansville...competed in the 3,000m, 3,000m 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 3,000 at Vanderbilt and recorded a season-best 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 three-time region qualifier in track... helped the team to second place finishes in the region in 2007 and 08, and to a third place finish in 2009...the squad also came in fifth at the state championships in 2007 and fourth in 2008...set a personal cross country record time of 19:50 at the Footlocker South Regionals...also competed in junior-varsity basketball in her freshman and sophomore years for coach Wes Edmonds...as a student, named to the National Honor Society and won scholar-athlete awards. PERSONAL: The 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.

(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.

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.

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.

(2010-11): Took a medical redshirt.

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ALL-TIMECareer INDOOR BestRECORDS Times/Distances All-Time Women’s Track and Field Records - Indoor Season Through 2013 Indoor Season

(numbers in BOLD FACE are records set in 2013)

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’ 4”............... 2/2/13............. Sewanee Tiger Indoor 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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2013 INDOOR SUPERLATIVES Career Best Times/Distances Women’s Indoor Track Season Bests FINAL through 2013 indoor season

RUNNING EVENTS 55 Meters

Date Feb. 2

Athlete Chelsea Mills

Site Sewanee

Time :07.47

Site OVC

Time :08.07

Site SIU SIU ETSU SIU

Time :26.90 :27.03 :27.83 :27.97

Site Sewanee ETSU ETSU

Time 1:05.66 1:07.29 1:08.81

Site SIU SIU

Time 1:45.94 1:51.96

Site Va. Tech OVC Va. Tech OVC OVC ETSU

Time 2:28.30 2:32.62 2:33.36 2:36.36 2:43.57 2:49.79

Athlete Site Rebecca Cline March 1 Va. Tech Landry Loving OVC Elizabeth Mitchell OVC Kendale Caldwell OVC Amelia McCoy Va. Tech

Time 5:27.53 5:49.92 5:53.60 5:52.89 6:08.61

60 Meters

Date Athlete Feb. 23 Chelsea Mills

200 Meters

Date Dec. 8 Dec. 8 Jan. 19 Dec. 8

Athlete Kelli Keck Chelsea Mills Brooklyn Kimball Brittany Cotto

400 Meters

Date Feb. 2 Jan. 19 Jan. 19

Athlete Brittany Cotto Dalis Connell Brooklyn Kimball

600 Meters

Date Dec. 8 Dec. 8

Athlete Dalis Connell Kendale Caldwell

800 Meters

Date March 1 Feb. 23 March 1 Feb. 23 Feb. 23 Jan. 19

Athlete Landry Loving Dalis Connel Kendale Caldwell Elizabeth Mitchell Yeshi Dohrmann Beth Miller

Mile Run

Date March 1 Feb. 24 Feb. 24 Feb. 24 March 1

3,000 Meters

Date Feb. 24 Feb. 24 Feb. 2 Feb. 24 Feb. 24

5,000 Meters

Date Feb. 23 Feb. 23 Jan. 19 March 1 Feb. 23 Feb. 23

Athlete Site Rebecca Cline OVC Beth Miller OVC Meaghan O’Donoghue ETSU Peri Winborne Va. Tech Kathryn Forbes OVC Amelia McCoy OVC

Time 10:46.68 11:00.41 11:37.65 11:46.97 11:56.97 Time 18:41.89 19:17.25 20:41.70 20:49.74 20:49.84 21:01.73

FIELD EVENTS High Jump Date

Athlete

Jan. 19 Erin Keyes Long Jump

Date Feb. 2 Dec. 8

Athlete Chelsea Mills Kelli Keck

Triple Jump

Date Athlete Feb. 24 Chelsea Mills Dec. 8 Kelli Keck

Pole Vault

Date Feb. 1

Athlete Katie Lowery

Shot Put

Date Dec. 8 Dec. 8 Dec. 8

Athlete Madison Borden Lacy Yslas Margarett Holder

Weight Throw

Date Dec. 8

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Athlete Site Rebecca Cline OVC Beth Miller OVC Meghan O’Donoghue Sewanee Kathryn Forbes OVC Amelia McCoy OVC

Athlete Margarett Holder

Site

Height

ETSU*

5’ 0.25”

Site Sewanee SIU

Distance 17’ 3.75” 16’ 3.75”

Site OVC SIU

Distance 36’ 2” 35’ 2.5”

Site APSU

Distance 10’ 4”

Site SIU SIU SIU

Distance 39’ 7” 38’ 6.25” 36’ 5.75”

Site SIU

Distance 35’ 4”

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ALL-TIMECareer OUTDOOR RECORDS Best Times/Distances All-Time Women’s Track and Field Records - Outdoor Season Through 2013 Season

BOLD indicates OUTDOOR school records set in 2013 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’ 7”........ 4/23/13............APSU Battle/Cumberland 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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2013 OUTDOOR SUPERLATIVES Career Best Times/Distances Women’s Outdoor Track Season Bests FINAL through 2013 season

RUNNING EVENTS 200 Meters

Date April 6 April 6 Mar 23

Athlete Kelli Keck Chelsea Mills Brooklyn Kimball

400 Meters

Date April 21 April 6 April 21 April 21

Athlete Brooklyn Kimball Dalis Connell Tiara Hymon Brittany Cotto

800 Meters

Date Mar 30 April 21 April 21

Athlete Landry Loving Dalis Connell Kendale Caldwell

1500 Meters

Date April 23 April 21 Mar 30 April 13

Athlete Rebecca Cline Landry Loving Beth Miller Kendale Caldwell

Athlete Rebecca Cline Beth Miller Yeshi Dohrmann Peri Winborne Kathryn Forbes Amelia McCoy

3000 Meter Steeplechase

Date April 13 April 6

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Site WKU WKU WCU

Time 26.56 26.69 27.08

Site Vanderbilt WKU Vanderbilt Vanderbilt

Time 1:02.02 1:02.37 1:02.97 1:03.88

Site APSU Vanderbilt Vanderbilt

Time 2:26.84 2:28.98 2:32.45

Site APSU Vanderbilt APSU Wofford

Time 4:46.70 5:03.52 5:14.09 5:22.08

Date April 21 April 13 May 3 April 21 April 21 April 21 April 21

Athlete Rebecca Cline Peri Winborne

Site APSU APSU APSU APSU APSU APSU

Time 10:37.64 10:55.18 11:17.09 11:19.13 11:24.14 12:02.83

Athlete Rebecca Cline Peri Winborne Beth Miller Yeshi Dohrmann Meghan O’Donoghue Amelia McCoy Kathryn Forbes

10,000 Meters

Date May 3 May 3 May 3 May 3

Athlete Beth Miller Amelia McCoy Meghan O’Donoghue Kathryn Forbes

400m Hurdles Date

Athlete

April 21 Brittany Cotto April 21 Tiara Hymon

Time 11:54.27 12:00.61

Time 17:44.89 18:45.61 19:00.91 19:11.86 19:30.32 19:37.42 19:59.97

Site OVC OVC OVC OVC

Time 39:50.46 42:51.88 43:03.67 43:31.94

Site

Height

Vadnerbilt Vanderbilt

1:11.79 1:13.72

Site

Height

Site APSU

Height 10’ 6.5”

Site OVC WKU

Distance 17’ 1” 17’ 0.5”

FIELD EVENTS High Jump

Athlete

April 23 Erin Keyes April 13 Kelli Keck Pole Vault

Date April 23

Athlete Katie Lowery

Long Jump

Site Wofford WKU

Site Vanderbilt Wofford OVC Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt

HURDLES

Date

3000 Meters

Date Mar 30 Mar 30 Mar 30 Mar 30 Mar 30 Mar 30

5,000 Meters

Date May 3 April 6

Athlete Kelli Keck Chelsea Mills

APSU Wofford

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2013 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Career Best Times/Distances Individual events, individual results during the 2013 track & field season Madison Borden Shot Put Discus

SIU-I 39’ 7” ---

ETSU-I 34’9” ---

UoS-I 38’8.25” ---

OVC-I 36’8.25” ---

Va.Tech-I 36’ 0.75” ---

WCU-O 39’ 1.25” 129’ 10”

APSU-O 37’ 8” 122’ 6”

WOF-O 35’ 3” 117’ 11”

WKU-O 38’ 10.25” 127’ 4”

Vandy-O APSU-O 39’ 8” 38’ 5” 129’ 9” 135’ 6”

OVC-O 37’ 5” 128’ 9”

Kendale Caldwell 600m 800m 1,500m Mile run 4x400m relay 4x800m relay DM relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 1:51.96 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --2:40.48 2:42.81 2:38.31 --- 2:33.36 2:39.13 --- --- 2:41.35 2:32.45 2:49.5 2:32.81 --- --- --- --- --- 5:30.94 5:33.27 5:22.08 5:37.26 5:23.53 5:32.7 ----- 6:11.70 5:56.61 5:55.60 5:52.89 --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- 4:29.01 4:21.68 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- 10:05.81 --- --- --- ----- --- 14:04.10 13:13.59 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Rebecca Cline 1,500m Mile 3,000m Steeplechase 5,000m DM relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -- --- 4:56.7 ----- --- --- --- 5:27.53 --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- 10:56.00 10:46.68 --- --- 10:37.64 --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- 11:54.27 11:55.31 --- --- 12:01.19 --- 19:20.22 --- 18:41.59 --- 19:07.32 --- 19:03.11 --- 17:44.89 --- 18:45.71 --- 13:41.21 14:04.10 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Dalis Connell 400m 600m 800m 4x100m relay 4x400m relay 4x800m relay DM Relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- 1:07.29 --- --- --- --- --- --- 1:02.37 --- --- --1:45.94 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --2:40.24 2:42.23 2:35.62 2:32.62 --- 2:30.22 2:31.33 --- 2:38.98 2:28.98 2:31.6 2:33.08 --- --- --- --- --- --- :51.50 --- :51.03 --- --- --4:26.92 --- 4:29.01 4:21.68 --- --- --- 4:19.31 4:16.48 4:11.59 --- 4:12.88 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 10:05.81 --- --- --- ----- 13:41.21 14:04.10 13:13.59 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Brittany Cotto 200m 400m 400m hurdles 4x100 relay 4x400m relay DM Relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O :27.97 :28.65 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --1:05.71 1:06.93 1:05.66 1:06.13 --- --- --- 1:05.73 1:05.54 1:03.88 --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1:11.79 --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- :50.68 :51.03 :49.74 --- DQ 4:26.92 --- 4:29.01 4:21.68 --- --- --- --- 4:16.48 4:11.59 --- 4:12.88 --- 13:41.21 14:04.10 13:13.59 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Yeshi Dohrmann 800m 3,000m 5,000m 4x800m relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- 2:51.64 2:43.57 2:43.87 --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- 11:17.09 --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- 19:53.59 --- 20:07.42 19:31.78 19:11.86 --- 20:12.08 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 10:05.81 --- --- --- ---

Kathryn Forbes 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- 11:46.97 --- --- 11:24.14 --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- 20:49.84 21:50.66 20:46.39 --- 20:25.95 --- 19:59.97 --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 43:31.94

Margarett Holder Weight Throw Shot Put Tiara Hymon 200m 400m 400m hurdles 4x100m relay 4x400m relay Kelli Keck Triple Jump Long Jump High Jump 200m 4x100m relay

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SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 35’ 4” --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --36’ 5.75” 31’6.5” 35’4.75” 33’9.5” 31’ 3” 33’ 8.5” 31’ 6” --- 31’ 9.5” 31’ 10” 34’9” --SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- :28.6 ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1:03.99 --- 1:02.97 --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1:13.72 --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- :51.50 :50.68 --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- 4:19.31 --- --- --- 4:12.88 SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va.Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 35’ 2.5” --- 33’9.5” 34’7.5” 34’6.75” 34’ 2.75” 35’ 2” 35’ 1” 34’ 10.25” --- --- 35’ 1” 16’ 3.75” --- 15’7.5” 15’7” --- 16’ 0.5” --- 16’ 8” 18’ 8.25” 12’ 7” 16’ 11” 17’ 1” --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 4’ 5” --- --- -- --:26.90 --- :28.17 :27.60 --- :26.57 :27.90 :27.49 :26.56 :27.03 :27.2 ----- --- --- --- --- --- :51.50 :50.68 :51.03 :49.74 --- DQ

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2013Best INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Career Times/Distances Erin Keyes High Jump

SIU-I 5’ 0.25”

Brooklyn Kimball 200m 400m 400m hurdles 4x400m relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va.Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- :27.83 --- --- --- :27.08 --- :27.87 --- --- :27.8 ----- 1:08.81 --- --- --- --- 1:03.55 1:02.70 1:03.11 1:02.02 --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1:14.74 --- 4:11.59 --- --4:26.92 --- --- --- --- --- --- 4:19.31 4:16.48 --- --- 4:12.88

Landry Loving 800m 1,500m 5,000m Mile Run 4x800m relay DM Relay

ETSU-I 5’ 0.25”

UoS-I 4’11”

OVC-I 4’11.5”

Va. Tech-I ---

WCU-O 4’ 11.75”

APSU-O 5’ 0.5”

WOF-O 5’ 0.5”

WKU-O 4’ 11”

Vandy-O APSU-O --- 5’ 0.5”

OVC-O 4’ 11”

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va.Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- 2:33.85 2:35.32 2:28.75 2:28.30 2:30.64 2:26.84 --- 2:29.42 2:27.78 --- 2:28.14 --- --- --- --- --- 5:22.12 --- 5:06.48 5:05.81 5:03.52 5:19.4 5:24.77 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 5:53.35 --- 5:49.92 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- 10:05.81 --- --- --- ----- 13:41.21 --- 13:13.59 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Katie Lowery Pole Vault 4x400m relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 10’ 0” 10’ 0” 10’4” 10’2” --- 9’ 0.25” 10’ 0.5” 9’ 1” NH --- 10’ 7” 10’ 6” 4:26.92 --- 4:29.01 4:21.68 --- --- --- 4:19.31 4:16.48 4:11.59 --- ---

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

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- --- 6:08.61 --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- 12:30.43 11:56.97 --- --- 12:02.83 --- --- --- --- ----- 21:19.68 --- 21:01.73 --- 21:29.07 --- 20:19.78 19:59.47 19:37.42 --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 42:51.88

Beth Miller 1,500m 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- --- --- --- 5:14.09 --- --- --- --- ----- --- 11:11.53 11:00.41 --- --- 10:55.18 --- --- --- --- ----- 19:36.93 --- 19:17.25 --- 19:14.66 --- 19:10.75 --- --- --- 19:00.91 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 39:50.46

Chelsea Mills Triple Jump Long Jump 55m 60m 200m 4x100m relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O 36’ 1.5” --- 36’1.5” 36’2” 35’ 1.25” --- 35’ 6” 35’ 11” 34’ 7.5” --- --- 34’ 9” 16’ 7” --- 17’3.75” 16’0.5” --- --- 16’ 1” 15’ 10” 17’ 0.5” 16’ 3” 16’ 4” 16’ 3” -- -- :07.47 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --:08.35 --- --- :08.07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --:27.03 --- :27.19 :27.75 --- --- :27.30 :26.88 :26.69 :27.41 :27.0 ----- --- --- --- --- --- :51.50 :50.68 :51.03 :49.74 DQ DQ

Elizabeth Mitchell 800m Mile run 5,000m

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- 2:49.79 2:51.45 2:36.36 2:40.69 --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- 6:11.43 6:10.09 5:53.79 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Meghan O’Donoghue 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- 11:37.65 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- 20:41.70 --- --- --- --- --- 20:51.65 20:23.48 19:30.32 --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 43:03.67

Justine Phillips 4x100m relay

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- DQ DQ

Haley Wennerstrom Discus Javelin

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- --- --- 70’ 4” 79’ 6” --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- --- --- 83’ 9” 85’ 3” 78’2” --- 80’ 10”

Emily Williams 3,000m

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Peri Winborne 3,000m 3,000m Steeplechase 5,000m

SIU-I ETSU-I UoS-I OVC-I Va. Tech-I WCU-O APSU-O WOF-O WKU-O Vandy-O APSU-O OVC-O --- --- --- --- --- --- 11:19.13 --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- --- 12:24.71 --- 12:14.63 12:00.61 --- --- 12:14.06 --- 21:24.89 --- --- 20:49.74 --- --- 19:45.72 --- 18:45.61 --- 19:13.13

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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, ............ 2009 (h) Ashley Kendrick, ................. 12.58................. 2005 Joanna Gerold, .................... 12.61................. 2003 Ifey Eguzo, ............................. 12.61................. 2010 200m Dash Allison Price,.......................... Bethany Burney, .................. Melissa Williams, ................. Ifey Eguzo, ............................. Brittany Cotto, ......................

25.58................ 2009 25.32................ 2004 26.02................ 2001 26.17 ................2010 26.34................ 2012

Stephanie Place is the record-holder in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000

Hurdles Events 100m Hurdles Meagan Lyons...................... Carmen Tucker ..................... Joanna Gerold...................... Kimbel Lea............................. Kelly Carmichael..................

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

400m Dash Allison Price,.......................... Brelinda Johnson ................ Leah Watson ......................... Danielle Catlett, ................... Brooklyn Kimball ................

58.01................ 2010 58.91................ 2002 59.59 ................2006 59.70 ................2010 59.81 ................2012

800m Run Keri Coulthard ...................... 2:17.02.............. 2007 Michelle Kline ...................... 2:18.27.............. 2001 Emily Weinzetl ..................... 2:17.89.............. 2012 Traci Jones, ............................ 2:19.58 ..............2010 Melanie Mickle .................... 2:21.29.............. 2000

14.33................ 2009 14.85................ 2001 15.41................ 2003 15.72 ................2005 16.18................ 1995

400m Hurdles Carmen Tucker ..................... 1:04.00.............. 2001 Brittany Cotto.................1:05.29..........2013 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 Rebecca Cline .................11:54.27...... 2013 Peri Winborne .................12:00.61....... 2013 Richelle Wardell ................... 12:19.95........... 2002

1500m Run Keri Coulthard ...................... 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 Coulthard ...................... 10:30.59........... 2009 Rebecca Cline ...................... 10:37.64........... 2013 Dena Adams ......................... 10:38.00........... 1997 5000m Run Stephanie Place ................... 17:05.83........... 2008 Rebecca Cline ...................... 17:44.89.......... 2013 Dena Adams ......................... 17:59.58........... 1997 Tiffany Palmer ...................... 18:00.66........... 2010 Keri Light ............................... 18:12.14........... 2009

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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

Katherine Lynn

Javelin Richelle Wardell.................... Rachel Forbes........................ Jessica Savage...................... Christina Stolaas.................. Lacy Yslas................................

123’ 10”............ 2002 119’2”............... 2010 114’ 3”.............. 2005 113’ 1”.............. 2005 108’ 11”............ 2012

Pole Vault Katie Lowery.......................... Rachel Forbes........................ Jennifer Ezell......................... Joanna Gerold......................

10’ 7”................. 2013 9’6” ....................2010 8’0”.................... 2003 7’ 0”................... 2005

Hammer Throw Ashley Mayhew.................... Casey Stinson........................ Madison Borden.................. Haley Wennerstrom............

157’ 3”.............. 2011 129’ 2”.............. 2003 116’ 3”.............. 2011 99’ 9”................. 2010

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

Field Events Long Jump Shenika Moore..................... Buffy Bright............................ Lauren Addie......................... Kimbel Lea............................. Leayn Carter..........................

18’ 0.5”............. 2006 17’ 10.75”........ 1999 17 ’7”................ 2005 17’ 7”................. 2005 17’ 6.75”........... 2010

Triple Jump Kelli Keck................................. Lauren Addie......................... Raela Washington................ Leayn Carter.......................... Chelsea Mills.......................... Kimbel Lea.............................

36’ 10.5”........... 2011 36’ 8.25”........... 2007 36’ 1.25”........... 2004 36’0.5”.............. 2010 35’ 6”................. 2013 35’ 6”................. 2006

High Jump Katherine Lynn..................... Amy Campbell...................... Victoria Brown...................... Meagan Lyons ..................... Ashley Brady..........................

5’ 8”................... 2011 5’ 7”................... 2005 5’ 4.25”............. 2006 5’ 4”................... 2010 5’ 3”................... 2006

Shot Put Suzanne Roberson.............. Ashley Mayhew.................... Sherita Moore....................... Madison Borden.................. Lauren Elmore......................

44’ 7.5”............. 2001 43’ 3.25”........... 2009 39’ 11”.............. 2003 39’ 5.0”............. 2012 37’ 6.75”........... 2008

Discus Suzanne Roberson.............. Sherita Moore....................... Madison Borden.................. Lacy Yslas................................ Ashley Mayhew....................

143’ ...................2001 142’ 8”.............. 2002 138’ 6”.............. 2013 136’ 10”............ 2010 125’5”............... 2008

Ashley Mayhew

Relay Events 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 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 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

Katie Lowery

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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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Dr. Philip

OLDHAM

v University President

Freed-Hardeman, 1980

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

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of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a position he had held since 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Freed-Hardeman University in 1980 and his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1985. He spent a year following his graduate work as a Wellcome Research Fellow at Burroughs Wellcome Co. (Glaxo Smith-Kline) before joining the faculty at Mississippi

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Career Best Times/Distances Top: President Oldham and his son, Sam, visit with Mark Wilson during a preseason scrimmage. Below: The president addresses the Golden Eagles during 2012 Football Photo Day. Right: One of Dr. Oldham’s many speaking appearances.

State University in 1986. Oldham served as head of Mississippi State University’s chemistry department for five years prior to becoming MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences dean in 2001. During his five years as provost at UTC, enrollment grew 28 percent to more than 11,400 students. He led efforts to improve student retention and graduation rates resulting in a 15 percent increase in freshmen retention in just three years. Under his leadership, UTC established the Center for Advisement and Student Success, created the Math Plaza and initiated UTeaChattanooga to educate future teachers. He oversaw the addition of doctoral programs in advanced nursing practice and occupational therapy as well as the redesign of summer school. Under his guidance, the university raised significant private support, received board approval to create the University Honors College and launched a creative new “Degree in 3” program designed to accelerate degree completion at reduced student costs.

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

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Mark

WILSON

v Director of Athletics

University of Maine 1991

Tennessee Tech’s Mark Wilson was named in June as one of four winners of the Athletic Director of the Year Award for the Football Championship Subdivision, an honor that is selected and presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). “I am humbled that Tennessee Tech’s faculty athletic representative, Dr. Jeff Roberts, nominated me, and I’m honored to be selected by my peers at NACDA for this award,” Wilson said. “I love working hard for our student-athletes and community so they have pride in everything Tennessee Tech Athletics.” TTU President Philip Oldham recognized the efforts that led to Wilson’s selection. “Mark Wilson’s accomplishments and leadership have earned him this award and the respect of his peers and col-

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leagues,” Oldham said. “Most importantly, Mark measures his own successes by how well TTU student-athletes perform in the classroom and on the field. His expectations and vision for our athletic programs continue to represent the university well.” Upon his arrival at Tennessee Tech in 2004, Wilson embarked on an ambitious enhancement program to improve every facet of intercollegiate athletics at Tennessee Tech. Tennessee Tech’s annual team GPA improved from a 2.79 in 2003-04 to 3.16 in spring semester 2013, including an all-time high semester of 3.2 in the spring of 2010. Private fundraising has enhanced facilities for TTU studentathletes, highlighted by the construction of a 25,000 square-foot Athletic Performance Center and state-of-the-art basketball offices. He initiated a new branding and standard graphic identity program for regional and national recognition of TTU athletics and under his leadership, TTU’s teams have been highly active supporting community outreach programs such as Habitat for Humanity and Mustard Seed Ranch (a local home for disadvantaged youth). Wilson’s hiring decisions have also paid off. Twenty-two Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) regular season and tournament championships have been won, along with the 2012 OVC Sportsmanship

Award. The 2011 football team under Watson Brown won its first conference championship since 1975. Sytia Messer’s (TTU’s first female African-American head coach) and Jim Davis’ women’s basketball teams have won two OVC championships in the last three seasons. The tennis team, under the direction of two-time OVC Coach of the Year Kenny Doyle, has gone unbeaten in OVC play while winning the regular season championship each of the past two years. Wilson, 44, has served as chair of the OVC Board of Director of Athletics and represented the OVC on the NCAA Leadership Council. Wilson currently serves on the FCS ADA Executive Committee and the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and Football Issues Committee. Wilson’s first nine years as Director of Athletics at TTU have showcased his vision, energy, and enthusiasm for providing outstanding experiences for Tech’s student-athletes and fans. In addition to major improvements in Tennessee Tech’s athletics facilities, high graduation and APR rates by Golden Eagle student-athletes, and outstanding academic success, Wilson has also cultivated excellent relationships with the campus, community and alumni. In short, Wilson has facilitated growth and excellence in all areas of TTU Athletics Following an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council, Wilson is currently serving a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and Division I Football Issues

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Committee, and has been active in the Ohio Valley Conference governance structure. Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past six years Tech has completed several construction and renovation projects to athletic facilities, including a spectacular, new Athletic Performance Center on the western edge of campus, a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms and locker rooms, and new lights at Tucker Stadium. Additional building plans call for a new 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 studentathletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. The most recent NCAA announcements show that all 14 of Tech’s athletic programs are comfortably above the benchmark for compliance in the Athletic Progress Rate (APR). Just as important are the relationships that Wilson has developed and nurtured, including the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the student body, the campus community and the region at-large. His leadership has been instrumental in the overwhelming success in the community’s host role at Tucker Stadium for the annual Blue Cross Bowl for the TSSAA high school state championship football games Tech has also seen growth in regional and national media exposure for its student-athletes and coaches while his hands-on approach to marketing and branding Golden Eagle Athletics has earned increased opportunities and involvement for fans and sponsors. Some of the ideas he has implemented include the Purple Pride Caravans, a new athletics logo and branding marks that have gained nationwide recognition, and an updated and modern ticketing system. Under Wilson’s direction, Tech has introducing an enhanced digital video presence for athletics, including free live web streaming productions and a variety of additional video programs, interviews and features that give fans, alumni and supporters greater access to Golden Eagle teams, student-athletes, coaches and staff.

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 (18) and Meaghan (13).

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

Dr. Lance

JASITT

Penn State University,1978

v Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare. Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech’s varsity student-athletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to 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 2008-09 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 30 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian recently received his second degree from Tech, this one in Environmental Geology. Meagan is a senior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now

Marilyn Borch-Jensen Administrative Associate Academics

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Virginia Lewis Academic Coordinator

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

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Career Best Times/Distances Ashlee

Justin

- Academics Advisor -

- Academics Advisor -

Kiser

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

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

HILLIARD

Tennessee Tech welcomed back one of its own as Justin Hilliard has rejoined Tech Athletics in the role of an Academic Advisor where he will work with the TTU student-athletes, helping them 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. He took advantage of his time in the classroom as well, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resource Management in May of 2010. While at Tech, Hilliard was involved not only with the football team, but also with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the prestigious Who’s Who Among Students honors program. He also served as an Academic Mentor, tutoring other students in math and business courses. Hilliard will be joined by his wife Staci during his time at Tech.

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

1997.................. Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998........................... Diane Seng, Basketball 1998............................ Taylor Ralph, Baseball 1998................................. Amy Ayers, Softball 1998.....................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1998........................... Wes Gallagher, Football 1999........................... Diane Seng, Basketball 1999.................. Collin Carmichael, Basketball 1999.......................... Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999.................................. Shane Sewell, Golf 1999........................... Wes Gallagher, Football 1999.................Kevin Boucher, Cross Country 1999................Steven Gordon, Cross Country 2000........................... Diane Seng, Basketball 2000..............................Janet Holt, Basketball 2000.................. Collin Carmichael, Basketball 2000............................ Brandy Henry, Softball 2000..........................Mirza Duranovic, Tennis 2000........................... Nick Solomon, Football 2001..............................Janet Holt, Basketball 2001......................... Grant Swallows, Football 2001............................Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2001.................................. Julie Tryon, Soccer 2002..............................Janet Holt, Basketball 2002............................. Brent Jolly, Basketball 2002....................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2002................ Stephanie Ward, Track & Field 2002.................................Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2002............................Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2002.................................Trey Perry, Football 2003.......................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003 ...................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003.................................Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2004.......................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2004...............................Brett Vavra, Football 2004..........................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005.................................Eric Anderson, Golf 2005.........................Michelle Brigano, Soccer 2005............................ Jess Seyfert, Volleyball

2005..........................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005................................ Jon Mahan, Football 2006.....................Leah Watson, Track & Field 2006............................... Beth Boden, Softball 2006................................ Jon Mahan, Football 2007............................... Beth Boden, Softball 2007.............................Taylor Askew, Football 2007...................Bradley Thompson, Football 2008............................... Beth Boden, Softball 2008......................Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2008....................... Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008......................... Keri Coulthard, CC/Track 2008.............................Taylor Askew, Football 2008...................Bradley Thompson, Football 2008...............................Kathryn Lally, Soccer 2008...............................Taren Brown, Soccer 2008........................... Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009...........................Frank Davis, Basketball 2009.................................Keri Light, CC/Track 2009...................... Stephanie Place, CC/Track 2009.........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2009........................... Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009.............................Taylor Askew, Football 2010................................ Lee Henry, Baseball 2010.......................Chad Oberacker, Baseball 2010.........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2010.......................................Josh Simer, Golf 2011............................Corey Watson, Football 2011....................... James Normand, Football 2011.........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2012...........................Molly Heady, Basketball 2012...........................Stephen Bush, Football 2013.........................Dennis Ogbe, Basketball 2013............................ Beth Miller, CC & Track 2013...................... Adam McLeod, CC & Track Total honors since 1985.............. 112

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

Joe

ERDELJAC

v Director of Sports Medicine

Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Overall, he is currently in his 12th year at Tech. Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac, 48, begin his career in 1988 while an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree 1989. From there, he accepted his first full-time position as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, a post he held until

being hired for a similar assignment at Tech under former Head Athletic Trainer David Green. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter, a position he held until recently accepting the top post in Tech’s Sports Medicine Department. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA), and Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). He was re-appointed by the governor to the Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers, a post he’ll fill through 2014. Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, 4.

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Randi Kaplan

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Career Best Times/Distances Dr. Richard WILLIAMS Team Physician

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

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant

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

Medical Support Staff

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

Dr. Garrett Shepherd Team Optometrist

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

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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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE CENTER Tech’s new Athletic Performance Center: Building a Better Athlete

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

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Athletic Performance EMPHASIZING PLAYER DEVELOPMENT: The Tennessee Tech strength and conditioning program is a blend of science, technology, nutrition and one-on-one attention to each athlete. Golden Eagle student-athletes make a year-round commitment to physically preparing to play their sport at the highest level. At TTU, a program is tailored to match each student-athlete’s individual needs with the sportspecific 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.

Casey

KRAMER

Ohio, 2000

v Director of Athletic Performance /Head Strength and Conditioning Coach With coaching experience at Washington State, Boston College and Auburn, plus a couple of years training Special Forces Soldiers in the U.S. Army, Casey Kramer was named in December 2013 as the head strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee

Tech University. For the past two years, Kramer, 31, has served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Washington State University, where his emphasis was with the Cougar football program. Kramer replaces Chip Pugh, who stepped down in October to take a position with Collegeside Church of Christ after seven seasons heading up Tech’s Athletic Performance Center and strength and conditioning program. Kramer said his primary goal for the program will be assisting student-athletes. “Number one, I want to do what I can to help each and every student-athlete in every single sport excel physically and build on their skills,” he said. “I hope to help them develop characteristics and traits that will translates into wins in the competitive arena.” He has been a key member of the staff in working with the WSU sports medicine staff, providing a link between injury rehabilitation and performance, as well as planning and developing strength training and conditioning workouts for short- and long-term injured athletes. Prior to WSU, Kramer served as a military tactical strength and conditioning specialist for the U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colo., a civilian position that developed strength and condition training programs for elite Special Forces Soldiers.

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

Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning program features:

u Strength and conditioning coaches u A wide variety of workout stations at the new Athletic Performance Center u A comprehensive obstacle course u Nutrition analysis u Complete conditioning regimen 72

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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. Train using ground-based, multi-joint lifting versus machine lifting Most athletes participate in stand up power sports using many muscle groups at once. The emphasis of training should be on total body athleticism and flexibility rather than having body weight supported by a machine and forcing isolation of just one muscle group. By incorporating ground-based lifts and exercises that focus on the total body, the athlete becomes more prepared to use their whole body in sport skills. Train for Power (which results in increased speed) Power = (Mass Moved x Distance)/time. The less time it takes to move a mass a certain distance, the higher the output. As seen in the above formula, an increase in speed of movements results in an increase in power.

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

Assistant Strength Coaches

Jenna Bekker

Matt Hewitt

Katie Lowery

Adam Urbano

Train Athleticism Many factors are included in athleticism: strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, coordination, fitness level and mental toughness are just a few. It is the goal to maximize an athlete’s overall athleticism. Train as a Team When teams train together, it provides another opportunity to develop chemistry, teamwork, leadership skills and a competitive environment. Within this competitive environment, teams can work on mental toughness, attacking the weights and maintaining a positive attitude. By enabling athletes to work on these things as a team, it helps to promote a stronger sense of unity, therefore making it harder to “fold” under pressure. Make workouts short and intense There are many philosophies on how to get athletes stronger, faster and more flexible. But, when combined, these philosophies have the same three underlying principles: a) The workouts should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense The following are recommendations for athletes concerning days and times of strength trainig (including warmups): * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout * Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout

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

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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

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Hall of Fame

1975 Inductees Preston V. (Putty) Overall (1923-67)--Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball Creed Denton McClure (1937-39)--Football, Track B. Holmes Neal (1937-39)--Football Tom Fann (1950-52)--Football James Dearing Miller (1920-25)--Football

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

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

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

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

1987 Inductees R.L. Highers (1940-43)--Football, Baseball Basketball Frank Jones (1972-76)--Basketball L.C. (Lusk) Stubblefield (1938-42)--Football Baseball 1988 Inductees Everett Derryberry (1940-74)--Administration Herbie Merritt (1956-59)--Basketball Dana Winningham (1972-75)--Football Kenneth (Moe) Wright (1955-57)--Football 1989 Inductees Noble Cody (1952-90)--Athletics James M. Gaylor (1951, 1955-57)--Football, Baseball Gayle Burgess-Hastings (1975-76)--Basketball James G. (Red) Jarell (1944, 46-49)--Football, Basketball 1990 Inductees L.D. (Speedy) Carden (1946-50)--Basketball, Football Pam Chambers-Compton (1976-80)--Basketball Bobby Nichols (1960-63)--Golf Johnny Oldham (1955-64)--Basketball 1991 Inductees Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football 1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Volleyball 1993 Inductees Marc Burnett (1977-82)--Basketball Dr. William Headrick (1941-43)--Basketball, Baseball Pam Cassity Smith (1973-77)--Basketball Don Wade (1968-82)--Football 1994 Inductees Murray Cunningham (1973-76)--Football Don J. Henderson (1946-49)--Football, Baseball Ed Hooper (1940-1998)--Athletics Hubie Smith Jr. (1950-56)--Golf 1995 Inductees Ed Burns (1975-79)--Football Kurt Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Rodney Moore (1975-79)--Track 1996 Inductees Eldon Burgess (1962-96) and Gene Davidson (1962-98)--Broadcasting Wayne Pack (1970-73)--Basketball Kim Tunnell-Suiter (1982-85)--Volleyball Mike Winchester (1972-75)--Baseball 1997 Inductees Wayne Anderson (1977-80)--Football Donley Canary (1973-77)--Baseball Jim Newkirk (1980-89)--Rifle Cheryl Taylor (1983-87)--Basketball

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

2011 Inductees Ralph Broyles (1959-60)–Football Chad Evitts (1997-2000)–Football Angie Duncan Hyche (1983-87)–Volleyball James “Redbone” McMillan (1958-61)–Football Esra Bayburt Roan (1994-98)–Tennis 2012 Inductees Ralph Broyles (1959-60)–Football Chad Evitts (1997-2000)– Football Angie Duncan Hyche (1983-87)–Volleyball James “Redbone” McMillan (1958-61)–Football Esra Bayburt Roan (1994-98)–Tennis 2013 Inductees Kylie Crouch (1997-01)–Golf Stephanie Dallmann (2000-03)–Softball Wes Gallagher (1996-99)–Football Lupita Hernandez (2000-03)–Tennis Damien Kinloch (2001-03)–Basketball

A period of 10 years must pass after they complete their eligibility before athletes can be nominated for the Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations are due each year by June 30. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Raymond Brown...........................1933-1937 Hooper Eblen................................1941-1974 Tom Fann......................................1950-1952 P.V. Overall....................................1923-1967 Emmett Strickland........................1933-1936 Wilburn Tucker..............................1941-1967 Star Wood.....................................1950-1951 Jim Youngblood............................1968-1972 Bill Dupes......................................1954-1962 Watson Brown.......................................2006OVC Hall of Fame Dr. Thurston Banks........................1974-2006 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

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Individual Honors

Kellie Cook

Tristan Archer

Woman of the Year

Man of the Year

1991 - Dana Scott (Basketball) 1992 - Cecilia Ramsey (Basketball) 1993 - Bonnie Zoss (Volleyball/Track/BB) 1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Merrie Robin Caldwell (CC/Track) 1997 - Dena Adams (Track/CC) 1998 - Rachel Melchiorre (Volleyball) 1999 - Amber Clark (Basketball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) and Collin Carmichael (Basketball) 2001 - Rachael Gobble (Basketball) and Adrienne Fortmann (Softball) 2002- Janet Holt (Basketball) 2003 - LeeAnne Mongar (Softball) 2004 - Alexis Boyd (Soccer) and Andrea Brown (Basketball) 2005 - Laura Sidorowicz (Volleyball) 2006 - Anne Morrow (Volleyball) 2007 - Kayla Garrison (Golf) 2008 - Beth Boden (Softball) 2009 - Kappy Lang (Volleyball) 2010 - Teresa Craig (Volleyball) 2011 - Brooke Mayo (Soccer) 2012 - Lindsey Reed (Soccer) 2013 - Kellie Cook (Basketball)

1993 - Ben Holt (Baseball) 1994 - Mike Kinney (Baseball) 1995 - Willie Queen (Football) 1996 - Gerald Bentley (Football) 1997 - Robert Taylor (Football) 1998 - Jeff Norman (Football) 1999 - T.J. Christian (Football) 2000 - Wes Gallagher (Football) 2001 - Larrie Smith (Basketball) 2002- Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Brent Jolly (Basketball) 2004 - Luis Aquerrevere (Tennis) 2005 - Brett Vavra (Football) 2006 - David McMahan (Football) 2007 - Anthony Ash (Football) 2008 - Thomas Nelson (Baseball) 2009 - Bradley Thompson (Football) 2010 - Josh Simer (Golf) 2011 - Kelechi Ordu (Football) 2012 - Corey Watson (Football) 2013 - Tristan Archer (Baseball)

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, 2013 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Watson Brown - Football OVC Coach of the Year - 2011 Kenny Doyle - Tennis OVC Coach of theYear - 2012, 2013 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991

Diamond Henderson

Syrym Abdukhalikov

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Stacy Hughes (Softball) 1997 - Diane Seng (Basketball) 1998 - Diane Seng (Basketbal/VB/Track) 1999 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2001 - Janet Holt (Basketball) 2002 - Janet Holt (Basketball) and Lupita Hernandez (Tennis) 2003 - Stephanie Dallmann (Softball) 2004 - Lori Bayless (Softball) 2005 - Emily Christian (Basketball) 2006 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Emily Christian (Basketball) 2007 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Beth Boden (Softball) 2008 - Stephanie Fischer (Softball) 2009 - Stephanie Place (CC and Track) 2010 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) 2011 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) and Leah Meffert (Volleyball) 2012 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) 2013 - Diamond Henderson (Basketball)

1994 - Mike Jones (Football) 1995 - Greg Bibb (Basketball) 1996 - Michael Penix (Football) 1997 - Mark Maberry (Baseball) 1998 - Andre Caballero (Football) 1999 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2000 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2001 - Chad Evitts (Football) 2002 - Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Casey Benjamin (Baseball) 2004 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) 2005 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) and Frank Omiyale (Football) 2006 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2007 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2008 - Larry Shipp (Football) 2009 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) 2010 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) and Chad Oberacker (Baseball) 2011 - Zac Swansey (Basketball) 2012 - Tim Benford (Football) 2013 - Syrym Abdukhalikov (Tennis)

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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Career Best Times/Distances HEAD COACHES

Bonnie Bynum Softball

Jim Davis Women’s Basketball

Matt Bragga Baseball

Kenny Doyle Men’s Tennis

Polk Brown Men’s/Women’s Golf

Casey Kramer Performance

Kim Meredith

Watson Brown Robin Burroughs Tony Cox Football Cheerleading/Dance Cross Country/Track

Steve Payne Men’s Basketball

Steve Springthorpe Dave Zelenock Soccer Volleyball

Matt Hewett

Scott Schweitzer

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Adam Urbano

MARKETING & SALES

Justin Hilliard

COMPLIANCE

SPORTS INFORMATION / GOLDEN EAGLE SPORTS NETWORK

Mike Lehman

Ashlee Kiser

Katie Tallant

Marilyn Borch-Jensen

Mary Gray Johnson

Andrew Neff

FACILITIES

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Mark Wilson Tennessee Tech University Director of Athletics

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

TICKET OFFICE

Sandy Zimmerman

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

Virginia Lewis

Bobby Long

Jocelyn VerVelde

Casey Scarlett

Dylan Vazzano

Matt Wagner

CLERICAL STAFF

Matt Dexter

Patrena Hicks

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

Frank Harrell Associate Athletics Director

Joe Erdeljac Director of Sports Medicine

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

Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Mandy Thatcher Faculty Athletics Assistant A.D. Compliance & Special Representative Sports Information Events

Kim Nash

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Ohio Valley Conference

From left: Beth DeBauche, Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner; Brad Walker, Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer; Jennifer Gibbs, Assistant Commissioner for Championships; Kyle Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations; Brian Pulley, Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs; Matthew Banker, Assistant Commissioner for Institutional Services; Heather Brown, Director of Media Relations. Now in its 66th year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. In May 2011 the Conference expanded for the second time in four years, adding Belmont University which will begin competition in the 2012-13 academic year. The addition of Belmont gave the OVC 12 members, the most the league has had at one time in its illustrious history. The move added a second team in the city of Nashville and was the first addition to the league since Southern Illinois University Edwardsville joined in 2008. Subsequently, the league has shown its stability over the past decade, seeing only one member institution depart over the past 13 years. The 2009-10 school year saw a change in leadership as Beth DeBauche was named the seventh full-time Commissioner in league history on July 28. She is currently one of just six females to be the head of a Division I conference, and one of just nine to lead a Division I conference all-time. The last three commissioners of the OVC have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the Mid-American Conferences. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. Discussions were put on hold by World War II but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville merged to form the OVC. Tennessee Tech joined the OVC the following year. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially, breaking racial barriers to provide educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. Through the past 65 years, 15 teams have won or shared the league’s football title. The list is led by Eastern Kentucky, winner of 21 outright or shared football crowns (including sharing the 2011 championship). Former member Middle Tennessee is next with 11 titles, followed by Tennessee Tech with 10. The first Division I-AA/FCS football playoff was held in 1978 with only four teams, which is the only year through present day that the OVC did not field a playoff representative. In the late 1970s, women’s athletics began somewhat of a rebirth on the national scene as the NCAA began sponsoring and marketing women’s sports. Recognizing the need to provide increased opportunities for female athletes, the OVC established women’s championships in the sports of basketball, tennis and track in 1977, with cross country and volley-

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

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

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

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MEDIA RELATIONS Career Best Times/Distances Rob

Key Telephone Numbers Area Code is 931

Tony Cox - Head Coach: 372-3749 Mark Wilson - AD: 372-3961 Rob Schabert - SID: 372-3088 Matt Dexter / Tyler Birdwell - Facilities: 372-3945 Joe Erdeljac - Trainer: 372-3934 Ticket Office - 372-3940

Sports Information Sports Information Suite located on upper level of Eblen Center (Rooms 442-446) Rob Schabert: (931) 372-3088 Mike Lehman: Sports Information: (931) 372-6139 Dylan Vazzano: Sports Information: (931) 372-3293 Jocelyn VerVelde: Sports Information: (931) 372-3293 Matthew Wagner: Video Production: (931) 372-3883 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, with assistance from Mike Lehman and Jocelyn VerVelde. Special thanks to Roman Stone and his staff. 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, Rob Schabert, Mike Lehman, Jocelyn VerVelde, and Eric Roth.

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SCHABERT

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

Now in his 32nd year on the Tennessee Tech athletics staff, Rob Schabert is assistant athletics director for sports information and broadcasting. He joined the Tech staff on Sept. 8, 1982, and has been going full-speed ever since, working not only in publicizing Tech’s student-athletes and staff but also in promotions and marketing for the athletics department. In September 2008 he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at Minnesota State University (Mankato). An active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), he has attended the organization’s annual workshop in 31 of his 36 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, 57, 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, New Mexico, Minnesota State (Mankato) and FLorida Atlantic. A Minnesota native who learned the trade under the guidance of his father, Bob (a long-time Minnesota Sportswriter), Rob earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in 1977, spent one year in the Minnesota Twins public relations office, and was SID for five years at Mankato State University. He was a charter member of the St. Cloud chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2002, Rob was a volunteer with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee as a member of the Press Operations staff. Rob and his wife, Joan, have two grown children who are also in the public relation business -- Matt (Morehead State sports information) and Kristen (U.S. Army public affairs). They also have one grandson, Jacob.

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RELATIONS Career BestMEDIA Times/Distances Sports Information Coordinators Mike Lehman, 24, is in his second year on the Tech Sports Information

Staff. A Northern Illinois University graduate from Dundee, Ill., Lehman worked as an undergraduate in the NIU SID office. He serves as the primary contact for the Golden Eagle men’s basketball and baseball teams, as well as the tennis and golf programs. 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.

Dylan Vazzano, a graduate of Syracuse University and native of Los

Angeles, joined the Sports Information staff at Tennessee Tech University in mid-August, 2013, as a Sports Information Coordinator. Vazzano comes to Tech after spending the last two years as Sports Information Director and lead play-by-play broadcaster at Menlo College, an NAIA school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vazzano, 24, is the primary contact for soccer and softball, and will broadcast the audio portion of webstreams of soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball games on the OVC Digital Network. He is also the sidelines reporter during football broadcasts on the Golden Eagle Sports Network, and provide play-by-play for selected basketball games. While at Menlo, Vazzano controlled all communications and media relations aspects for the department’s 14 sports, As a broadcaster, he provided play-by-play for football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball, men’s wrestling, and served as the “voice” of eight different regional and national tournaments.

Jocelyn VerVelde, a graduate of Central Michigan University and na-

tive of Oostburg, Wis., joined the Sports Information staff in July. VerVelde, 23, majored in sports studies at CMU and minored in journalism. She is the primary contact for the volleyball, women’s basketball and track & field teams, and will work with all 14 Golden Eagle programs. She also provides daily updates on TTUsports.com, provides content and updates for Tech’s social media including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, contributes to “unlimited” magazine, and provides photography and video support. A 2008 graduate of Sheboygan (Wis.) County Christian High School where she was a standout player in volleyball, basketball and soccer, she spent two years at North Dakota State University and was a member of the volleyball team. She transfered to Central Michigan where she played her final three seasons for the Chippewas, with current Golden Eagle volleyball head coach Dave Zelenock as one of the assistant coaches. During her final year at CMU, she worked as a student assistant in the sports information office, and was the primary contact for the men’s and women’s track & field teams.

Matt Wagner, 23, is in his second year as the primary Video Coordinator

for Tech Athletics, and has been instrumental in the department’s expanding video production area. A 2011 Western Kentucky University graduate, he produces 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. He also serves as the Director for the weekly Watson Brown Show. Wagner assists in the promotion of all 14 Golden Eagle teams. He 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 an Instagram account 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 2012-13 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 featured 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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About the University “TTU among most affordable universities in the nation”   – Newsweek

WHERE QUALITY COUNTS

For nearly 100 years, Tennessee Tech has served the various needs of the region, the state and beyond. Not only is Tech renowned as a fine institution of higher education, it also serves as a public resource center and encourages scholarly research and creative activity by its faculty and students. Today, Tech makes a number of contributions to economic development locally, regionally and nationally. Tech’s 65,000-plus alumni occupy positions of leadership in education, business, industry, government and public service. Tennessee Tech is widely known as an institution noted for its academic quality -- an institution where the energies of the faculty, staff and students are devoted to ensuring that the university’s quality is maintained and enhanced. The university is divided into seven academic divisions offering more than 40 programs of study leading to the bachelor’s degree and more than 20 programs of study at the graduate level. More than 75 percent of the 370 full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Considered one of the most picturesque campuses in the South -- and one of the safest -- the buildings carry an attractive Georgian style architecture that lends the Tech campus an Ivy-league character. Tech was established in 1915 as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, located on the site of its forerunner, Dixie College. TPI gained university status in 1965, reflecting the institution’s role as a multipurpose, state-supported university. Tech’s current enrollment continues to include students from almost all 95 Tennessee counties, along with students from more than 40 other states and about 40 foreign countries.

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CAMPUS LIFE

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

The Tennessee Tech Athletic Department unveiled a new brand on Aug. 31, 2006, with an allnew set of logos for the Golden Eagles. The brand is new, but the tradition remains -- the name Golden Eagles. How did TTU adopt the name? In the first quarter of this century, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute was a tiny school, located in the rugged, mountainous Upper Cumberland region where Golden Eagles were plentiful, soaring above the lush, upland forests. It's easy to understand how those early students and faculty could narrow their choices for their athletic team's nicknames to "Golden Eagles" or "Mountaineers." On February 14, 1925, the nickname "Golden Eagles " was officially adopted. The school newspaper, The Oracle, printed a story that outlined the efforts of a committee to suggest several possible nicknames to Athletic Association members for

their consideration. The two most popular names were "Golden Eagles" and "Mountaineers," and the association, by a vote of 139-18, proudly declared its preference. It wasn't until 27 years later that a tangible mascot found its way to the campus. Several Tech students braved a driving night rainstorm to pilfer a huge block-tin eagle statue from the charred ruins of a resort hotel in Monteagle. They painted the creature - with a wingspan of over six feet - a glistening gold, and suspended it from the rafter for public inspection at the following day's basketball game in Memorial Gym. Then-Governor Frank G. Clement, a lifelong friend of the hotel owner, was in Cookeville to speak . He worked out a compromise between his friend and the school students, who wanted to retain the eagle as their mascot.

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Track & field and Cross Country

2014 Schedule Indoor Season Dec. 7 (2013) . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Illinois Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carbondale, Ill. Jan. 17-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . East Tennessee Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson City, Tenn. Feb. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tennessee State Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 7-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SIU Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carbondale, Ill. Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 . . . . . . . . OVC Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn. Mar. 14-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Championships* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albuquerque, N.M. Outdoor Season Mar. 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacksonville State Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacksonville, Ala. Mar. 28-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn. Apr. 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murray State Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murray, Ky. Apr. 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WKU Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowling Green, Ky. Apr. 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MSU Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murray, Ky. May 2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OVC Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edwardsville, Ill. May 23-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA East Prelims* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greensboro, N.C. June 11-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Championships* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eugene, Ore.

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