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WELCOME TO Golden Eagle VOLLEYBALL Tech Quick Facts Location: Cookeville, Tennessee Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 10,796 President: Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell Athletics Director: Mark Wilson Sports Info Director: Rob Schabert SID Volleyball Contact: Steve Appelhans Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Ohio Valley Affiliation: NCAA Division I Arena: Eblen Center (10,152)

Head Coach: John Blair Alma Mater: Tennessee (1976) Career Record: 352-463 (25 years) Record at Tech: 78-102 (6 years) Assistant Coach: Jessica Lane Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Team Athletic Trainer: Steve Hopkins Team Manager: Don Hardcastle, Brandon Lenior 2008 Record: 19-13 2008 OVC Record: 14-4 (1st) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/3

On the Covers Shown on the front cover are three seniors #11 Teresa Craig, #6 Amanda Lindgren and #4 Katie Kenline. On the back cover are juniors #1 Laura Pierce, #8 Marie Peddicord, #5 Leah Meffert, #14 Melanie Culp and head coach John Blair. Tech’s 2009 Seniors: Katie Kenline, Teresa Craig, Amanda Lindgren with head coach John Blair

At left: 2009 OVC Player of the Year Leah Meffert

What’s Inside

Contents / Credits The 2009 Tennessee Tech Volleyball guide was produced by the Sports Information Office. Writing, editing and layout by Sports Information Assistant Steve Appelhans. Photography by TTU Photo Services, Tony Marable and Jim Dillon. Special thanks to Judy Hees, Karen Lykins, Brandon Goodwin, Nicholas Heidelberger and Dewayne Wright. Cover design and production by WD Stone and Associates, Cookeville, Tenn. Printed by Multi-Ad, Peoria, Ill. Tennessee Tech University: A constituent university of the Tennessee Board of Regents. R027-000-10. An AA/EEO/Title IX/Section/ADA University .

2009 Schedule..........................................2 2009 Roster/Team Photo......................3 2009 Season Outlook.........................4-5 Returnees Profiles.............................6-19 Newcomers Profiles....................... 20-22 Ohio Valley Conference.......................23 Head Coach John Blair ................ 24-25 Assistant Coach Jessica Lane............26 Golden Eagle Athletics Honors.........27 2009 Opponents............................. 28-29 Vs. All-Opponents..................................30 2008 Season in Review................. 31-32 2008 OVC Tournament................. 33-35 Golden Eagles In Tourney Play.........36 2008 Statistics.........................................37 OVC in 2008............................................ 38

2008 OVC Leaders.................................39 Tech All-Time Participation................40 Golden Eagle Honors.................... 41-42 Individual Match Records...................43 Individual Season Records.................44 Individual Career Records..................45 Year-by-Year Results...................... 46-49 Cookeville, Tennessee..........................50 This is Tennessee Tech.........................51 Athletic Administration.......................52 Athletic Staff............................................53 Academic Support......................... 54-55 Sports Hall of Fame...............................56 Sports Medicine.....................................57 Strength & Conditioning............. 58-59 Media Relations.....................................60

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2009 Golden Eagle schedule Date

Opponent

Location Time

August 29-30

at Tennessee Lady Vol Invitational

Knoxville, Tenn.

(at right)

September 4-5 at Appalachian State Invitational 11-12 at Louisville Invitational 18 Southeast Missouri * 19 Eastern Illinois * 22 Jacksonville State * 25 UT Martin * 26 Murray State *

Boone, N.C. Louisville, Ky. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE

(at right) (at right) 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

October 2 at Austin Peay * 3 at Tennessee State * 9 at Eastern Illinois * 10 at Southeast Missouri * 16 Eastern Kentucky * 17 Morehead State * 23 at Murray State * 24 at UT Martin * 30 at Jacksonville State *

Clarksville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Charleston, Ill. Cape Girardeau, Mo. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala.

November 6 Tennessee State * 7 Austin Peay * 13 at Morehead State * 14 at Eastern Kentucky * 19-23 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament December 3-6 10-13 17-19

COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Morehead, Ky. Richmond, Ky. TBA

at NCAA Tournament – First/Second Round TBA at NCAA Tournament – Regionals TBA at NCAA Tournament – Final Four TBA

All times listed are Central * Denotes OVC matches Bold denotes home matches

7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA

Golden Eagle Tournaments August 29-30 Tennessee Invitational

Saturday, Aug. 29 vs. Tennessee, 11 a.m. vs. Lipscomb, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 vs. Western Kentucky, 10 a.m.

September 4-5 Appalachian St. Invitational Friday, Sept. 4 vs. North Florida, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. William & Mary, 9 a.m. vs. Appalachian State, 6 p.m.

September 11-12 Louisville Invitational Friday, Sept. 11 vs. Louisville, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 vs. Liberty, 10 a.m. vs. Toledo, 4 p.m.

Coach Blair talks with the Golden Eagles

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Golden Eagle roster NO. 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14

NAME Laura Pierce Heather Asplund Katie Kenline Leah Meffert Amanda Lindgren Katrina Dvorken Marie Peddicord Kelsey Gray Madison Comperry Teresa Craig Stacey Butts Melanie Culp

HT 5-8 6-0 5-8 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-2 5-8 5-9 6-1 5-6

YR POS. Jr. OH Fr. OH Sr. L Jr. OH Sr. OH Fr. MB Jr. MB/RS Fr. MB Fr. S Sr. RS Fr. RS Jr. S

Hometown/High School Major Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins HS Secondary Education Winnebago, Ill./Winnebago HS Psychology Ossain, Ind./Norwell HS Marketing Louisville, Ky./Assumption HS Speech Communication Albuquerque, N.M./Cibola HS Psychology Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood HS Health Sciences/Nutrition Columbus, Ind./Columbus East HS Business Administration Newark, Ohio/Newark HS Business Clarksville, Tenn./Sickles HS Engineering Muncie, Ind./Burris HS Political Science Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield HS Elementary Education Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian HS Nursing

GOLDEN EAGLE VOLLEYBALL STAFF

Head Coach: John Blair (Tennessee, 1976) Team Athletic Trainer: Steve Hopkins Assistant Coach: Jessica Lane (USC Aiken, 2005) Team Managers: Don Hardcastle Brandon Lenior

Alphabetical Roster N O. NAME 2 Heather Asplund 12 Stacey Butts 10 Madison Comperry 11 Teresa Craig 14 Melanie Culp 7 Katrina Dvorken 9 Kelsey Gray 4 Katie Kenline 6 Amanda Lindgren 5 Leah Meffert 8 Marie Peddicord 1 Laura Pierce

2009 Golden Eagle Volleyball Team

Front row, from left: Laura Pierce, Leah Meffert, Katie Kenline, Amanda Lindgren, Teresa Craig, Marie Peddicord, Melanie Culp Back row, from left: head coach John Blair, manager Don Hardcastle, Madison Comperry, Kelsey Gray, Katrina Dvorken, Stacey Butts, Heather Asplund, athletic trainer Steve Hopkins, assistant coach Jessica Lane

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Golden Eagle 2009 outlook

2009 Preseason Ohio Valley Conference Coaches/SID Poll 1. Murray State..................142 (9) 2. Morehead State............136 (5) 3. Southeast Missouri......125 (2) 4. Austin Peay.....................123 (2) 5. Tennessee Tech........ 115 (2) 6. Jacksonville State..................85 7. UT Martin.................................52 8. Eastern Kentucky..................49 9. Tennessee State.....................45 10. Eastern Illinois......................29

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles fought their way to the program’s first OVC championship since 1997 last season and will look to capture a second crown in as many years in 2009. The 2008 Golden Eagles finished the season with a 19-13 overall record and 14-4 mark in conference play, the First Team program’s best finish in 10 seasons. Leah Meffert................Tennessee Tech The task of repeating will be a Brittney Whitten............Jacksonville State trying one as the Golden Eagles were Stephanie Champine..............Austin Peay picked to finish fifth in the OVC preKaitlin Craven.................... Morehead State season coaches/sports information Claire Keaton...............Southeast Missouri directors poll. Despite the ranking, head Jade Guo....................................Murray State coach and reigning OVC Coach of the Katie Kenline...............Tennessee Tech Year John Blair is confident that this Sara Hayden.............................Murray State group of players will make a name for Second Team themselves. Logan Su....................................Murray State “I think a lot of coaches look at Lindsey Loescher...........Eastern Kentucky what teams have returning, and the loss Karleigh DeLong........Southeast Missouri of a four-year setter and two middles Kristina Schoo................... Morehead State who were a large part of our offense is Caitlin Vorbeck..............Jacksonville State a major blow, so I’m not suprised at all,” Kirstin Distler..............................Austin Peay Blair said. “Last year we weren’t picked Sara Barth.....................Southeast Missouri to win the conference either, so we’ll Britany Wilburn............................. UT Martin see what happens.” Tech will be challenged early in 2009 as the Golden Eagles will travel to the University of Tennessee, Appalachian State University and the University of Louisville for pre-conference tournaments. Each tournament will present a unique set of challenges for the Golden Eagles, but Blair acknowledges that the first tournament of the season will likely set the tone. “We have three great pre-conference tournaments, including our first at Tennessee where we will see UT and Western Kentucky who both qualified for the NCAA tournament last year and Lipscom who nearly qualified,” Blair said. At Appalachian State, Tech will face the host Mountaineers, North Florida and William & Mary, all of whom perennially contend for their respective conference titles. The team will then wrap up its pre-OVC schedule at Louisville to take on the defending Big East champion Cardinals along

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with Liberty and Toledo. TTU will open its OVC schedule with five straight contests at the Eblen Center, beginning on September 18 against Southeast Missouri. By that point, Blair believes that his team will know what to expect from each of its conference opponents. “Everyone goes out and plays legitimately in the pre-conference, so you have a pretty good idea of who everyone is before you see them,” Blair said. The Golden Eagles meet Murray State, picked as the OVC pre-season No. 1 team, on Sept. 26 and Oct. 23 in a rematch of last season’s OVC championship match before finishing the regular season at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 14. The six-team OVC tournament is scheduled for Nov. 19-23. Blair will be joined on the bench this season by second-year assistant coach Jessica Lane. In her first season, Lane was pivotal in the Golden

The Golden Eagle huddle

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Junior Leah Meffert

Eagles’ OVC championship run, and Blair will look for her to remain a large part of the program. “Jess has adapted very well,” Blair said. “She has become a very valuable part of this program, and we continue to look for her to take on more responsibility” After losing four seniors from last year’s squad, Blair will look for his new crop of upperclassmen to carry the load this season. That group will be led by outside hitter Leah Meffert, the 2008 OVC Player of the Year, and libero Katie Kenline, the 2008 OVC Defensive Player of the Year – both of whom earned preseason All-OVC first team honors. Meffert ranked fifth in the conference in both points (264.5) and kills per set (3.48) during OVC matches last season and twice earned OVC Offensive Player of the Week accolades. Despite getting off to a slow start because of an abdominal injury, Meffert led the Golden Eagles in points (414), kills (359) and attempts (1,001) while ranking second in aces (22) and third in digs (287). The junior tallied 14 double-doubles throughout the season and finished with 10-or-more kills in 20 of 32 matches Kenline has been a staple in the Tech back row for the past three seasons and will resume her role as the team’s libero in 2009. Last season, the senior tallied 558 digs to lead the OVC for the second-straight year while garnering All-OVC Second Team honors. She has already surpassed the school record for career digs, now topping the list with 1,885 career saves. Additionally, Kenline set the school record for digs in a three-set match with 33 against Austin Peay last season and had a streak of 20 consecutive matches with double-digit digs. Outside hitters Teresa Craig and Amanda Lindgren both return for their senior seasons following exceptional 2008 campaigns. Both players provide versatility and a great deal of experience for the Golden Eagles as the duo has each played in more than 100 sets each of their first three seasons with the program. Joining Meffert in the junior class is setter Melanie Culp, right side hitter Marie Peddicord and outside hitter Laura Pierce. Culp is the team’s most experienced returning setter

and will be counted on to run the Golden Eagle offense, while Peddicord looks to build upon her strong finish in 2008 when she had 13 kills and .520 hitting percentage in the NCAA tournament against Tulane. Pierce has been one of the best servers in the conference since coming to TTU and will continue that role while challenging for more playing time in both the front and back rows. Tech brings in five new faces to the program in outside hitter Heather Asplund, right side hitter Stacey Butts, setter Madison Comperry, middle blocker Katrina Dvorken and middle blocker Kelsey Gray. Coach Blair will look to the freshman class to step up and contribute right away. “We’re going to have some freshmen on the floor,” Blair said. “We’re excited about this group and excited to get this started.” With a strong group of returnees and talented assembly of freshman, the Golden Eagles will look to again make a name for themselves in 2009. “We’re not going to sneak up on anybody,” Blair said. “If we can maintain a strong mental approach and stay focused on what this team needs to do, then I think we can position ourselves to make another run.”

Senior Katie Kenline

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Up Close Teresa Lynn

Craig

Parents: Jack and Valerie Craig Birthdate: May 10, 1988 Birthplace: Muncie, Ind. Major: Political Science

TERESA’S TOP 5 u Favorite TV shows: 1. NCIS 2. House 3. Law & Order: SVU 4. Grey’s Anatomy 5. Private Practice u Favorite restaurants in Cookville: 1. Cheddars 2. Mama Rosa’s 3. Olive Garden 4. Logan’s Roadhouse 5. Chili’s u Ugliest Cars: 1. Honda Element 2. Geo Metro 3. Honda Fit 4. Chevy SSR 5. Ford Flex

TERESA’S CAREER HIGHS

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

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.421 (8-0-19) vs. Wright State 8-20-08 14 vs. Furman 9-13-08 35 vs. Furman 9-13-08 4 at APSU 10-13-07, vs APSU 9-19-08 19 One time -- 2006, one time -- 2007 5 at Eastern Illinois 10-7-06 2 at Ball State 9-6-08

“I’m looking forward to repeating the success of last season; it’s time to start a tradition.” -- Teresa Craig

Teresa enjoying a summer day at the lake

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Craig In 2008 (Junior):

Teresa set single-game career highs in hitting percentage, kills, attempts and blocks during the season while earning CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team honors... hit a career-best .421 (8-0-19) against Wright State on Aug. 20... totaled a career-best 14 kills on 35 attempts against Furman on Sept. 13...posted a career-high two blocks to go along with a double-double (15 digs, 10 kills) at Ball State on Sept. 6... named to the Lady Hilltopper All-Tournament Team after tallying 24 digs and 20 kills in four matches...had six matches with double-digit dig totals...finished the season with a career-high 83 kills and .144 hitting percentage...ranked fourth on the team with 230 digs.

SENIOR 5-9 Right Side Hitter Muncie, Ind. Burris HS

In 2007 (Sophomore):

Teresa played in a career high 122 games and set career highs in attempts (29), and kills (8) against Southeast Missouri on Oct. 19, as well as a career high in assists with four against Austin Peay on Oct. 13...she tied her career high with 19 digs against Murray State on Oct. 5, and finished with a career best 267 for the season.

In 2006 (Freshman):

Teresa provided a well-balanced and versatile presence to the Golden Eagles...Craig posted a career-high six kills twice (Aug. 25 vs. Maine, Sept. 23 at Morehead State)...compiled 254 digs, averaging 2.42 per game, including a career-high 19 against Lipscomb on Nov. 7...career-high in points was eight in the season-opener against Maine on Aug. 25... tallied 96 points on the season.

Prep Highlights:

“Teresa is a really heady player and great competitor. We probably don’t win the OVC tournament last year without her on the floor. Some of the things she does, no one else in our gym can do.“ -- John Blair

A three-year starter for coach Steve Shondell at Muncie’s Burris High School…her senior season picked up where Kappy Lang’s group left off, winning the school’s ninth straight Class 2-A Indiana state championship…twice named all-state, she helped Burris post a three-year overall record of 112-8, including a 40-0 record as a junior when the team was crowned national champion.

Personal File:

The daughter of Jack and Valerie Craig...full name is Teresa Lynn Craig...born May 10, 1988...majoring in political science.

Teresa Craig’s Career Stats Year 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

GP K E TA K/G Pct. 105 68 52 330 0.65 .048 122 48 36 262 0.39 .046 111 83 43 277 0.75 .144 338 199 131 869 0.59 .078

A 17 24 34 75

SA 28 20 18 66

SE SA/G DIG 24 0.27 254 14 0.16 267 19 0.16 230 57 0.20 751

D/G BS BA TB 2.42 0 0 0 2.19 0 3 3 2.07 1 6 7 2.22 1 9 10

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Up Close Kathryn Marguerite

Kenline

Parents: Kim and Janice Kenline Birthdate: September 11, 1986 Birthplace: Ossian, Ind. Major: Marketing

KATIE’S TOP 5 u Rules to live by: 1. Do not trust anyone with a last name that can be a first name 2. Never date anyone who talks on the phone with their right hand 3. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them 4. Never pass up an opportunity to pee 5. It’s mind over matter, I don’t mind and you don’t matter u People I’d like to have dinner with: 1. Derek Jeter 2. Marilyn Monroe 3. Princess Diana 4. Chelsea Handler 5. Charles Barkley

“I’m really excited about this year. We have a good group of girls that I think will take us far into the season.” -- Katie Kenline

u Favorite TV shows: 1. SportsCenter 2. Chelsea Lately 3. Project Runway 4. CSI 5. Grey’s Anatomy

KATIE’S CAREER HIGHS

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

none 2 5 7 50 4 1

at Morehead State 9-22-07 at Morehead State 9-22-07 vs Furman 9-13-08 vs. Eastern Kentucky 11-11-06 vs. Eastern Kentucky 11-1-08 vs. Michigan State 9-9-06

Katie with country music singer Chuck Wicks


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Kenline In 2008 (Junior):

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Katie tallied 558 digs to lead the OVC for the second-straight year while garnering OVC Defensive Player of the Year 5-8 and All-OVC Second Team accolades...surpassed the Tech record for career digs, now topping the list with 1,885 career Libero saves...earned OVC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice during the season...named to the Lady Cardinal AllOssian, Ind. Tournament Team after posting 55 digs in three tournament matches (18.3 digs/match)...set single-game career highs Norwell HS in assists (seven versus Furman on Sept. 13) and aces (four versus Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 1)...tallied a season-high 41 digs against Morehead State on Oct. 4...set the school record for digs in a three-set match with 33 against Austin Peay on Oct. 25...had a streak of 20 consecutive matches with double-digit digs...collected 10-or-more digs in 28 of 32 matches and 20-or-more digs in 10 of 32 matches.

In 2007 (Sophomore):

The OVC leader in total digs, Katie was four times named the OVC Defensive Player of the Week...set new career highs in digs in a three-game match (22) and four-game match (38)....Katie was named to the All-OVC Second Team along with teammate Leah Meffert... played in all 128 games for the Golden Eagles while collecting a school-record 755 digs including a five-game match where she averaged 9.0 digs.

In 2006 (Freshman):

Katie led the Golden Eagles in digs in 2006, compiling 572 for the season, an average of 5.4 per game, ranking her fourth in the conference... chalked up 33 digs versus Morehead State on Nov. 10 and added 50 scoops, a showing which led her to the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week bid (Nov. 14)...tied her season high in the season finale against Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 11), recording 50 in the five-game tilt...led Tech in digs in 27 of 29 matches...closed her freshman campaign earning a spot on the OVC Newcomer team alongside teammate Amanda Lindgren.

“We are going to rely on Katie a lot to be the anchor of this group. She’s got all of the skills and has set the bar really high for this team to play good defense. We’re going to look for her to be our rock.“ -- John Blair

In 2005:

Suffered a knee injury during the preseason and missed the entire season as a medical redshirt.

Prep/Club Highlights:

Katie was a four-year volleyball letterwinner and also lettered one season on the track team at Norwell High School...under coach Suzanne Patterson, Kenline was nominated for Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team all-conference and all-area honors her senior year...recognized as a member of the Norwell High 1,000-1,000 Club. ..as team captain in her senior year, the squad recorded its best record in school history at 32-2... playing for one of the top five Junior Olympic teams in the country, Katie excelled under club coach Mike Lingenfelter for the Team Munciana Samurai 18.

Personal File:

The daughter of Kim and Janice Kenline and sister of Abbey and Meghann…full name is Kathryn Marguerite Kenline...born September 11, 1986...majoring in marketing.

Katie Kenline’s Career Stats Year 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

GP 106 128 116 350

K 3 4 2 9

E 4 3 3 10

TA K/G Pct. 25 0.03 -.040 29 0.03 .034 9 0.02 -.111 63 0.03 -.016

A 32 35 27 94

SA 17 17 18 52

SE SA/G DIG 28 0.16 572 30 0.13 755 22 0.16 558 80 0.15 1885

D/G BS BA TB 5.40 0 1 1 5.90 0 0 0 4.81 0 0 0 5.39 0 1 1

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Up Close Amanda Marie

Lindgren Parents: Thomas and Joann Lindgren Birthdate: July 6, 1988 Birthplace: Seattle, Wash. Major: Psychology

AMANDA’S TOP 5 u Favorite cartoon characters: 1. Eeyore 2. Sid (Ice Age) 3. Dory (Finding Nemo) 4. Sebastian (The Little Mermaid) 5. Kuzco (Emperor’s New Groove) u Best vacation spots I’ve visited: 1. Paris, France 2. Amsterdam, Netherlands 3. San Diego, California 4. Kauai, Hawaii 5. Durango, Colorado u People I’d like to have dinner with: 1. Sigmund Freud 2. Oprah 3. Misty May 4. Ellen DeGeneres 5. Denzel Washington

AMANDA’S CAREER HIGHS

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

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.500 (7-1-12) vs. Eastern Illinois 9-26-08 26 vs. Jacksonville State 10-27-07 89 at UT-Chattanooga 9-7-07 3 at Samford 10-27-06 29 vs. SEMO 11-4-06 6 vs. SEMO 11-4-06 5 (2-3) at SEMO 10-6-06

“My experience at Tech has been exciting, challenging, rewarding and basically unforgettable. This season I look forward to helping my team reach back-to-back OVC championships!” -- Amanda Lindgren

Amanda visiting the Eiffel Tower

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Lindgren In 2008 (Junior):

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Named the women’s volleyball team’s President’s Award recipient for her performance on the court, in the community 6-1 and in the classroom, Amanda earned OVC All-Tournament Team honors after posting 28 kills, 23 digs and four blocks Outside Hitter in two tournament matches...finished second on the team with 330 kills and third with 21 aces...posted 205 digs and Albuquerque, N.M. was one of five players on the team with 200-or-more digs... had double-digit kills in 18 of 32 matches...set a career high Cibola HS for hitting percentage against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 26 when she hit .500 (7-1-12)...finished with a season-high three solo blocks and 17 kills against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 7...tallied six double-doubles throughout the season, including a 20 kill, 14 dig performance in the OVC championship match against Murray State on Nov. 22 and a 19 kill, 11 dig performance in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Tulane.

In 2007 (Sophomore):

Picking up where she left off her freshman season, Amanda ranked second on the team in attacks (1,315) and kills (460)...she was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week during the last week of the regular season before the OVC Tournament....she set several new career highs during her second season...she had 89 attempts against UT-Chattanooga on Sept. 7 and was named to the all-tournament team...she recorded a career-high 26 kills in the win over Jacksonville State on Oct. 27...her .486 attack percentage against Murray State helped lead Tech into the OVC Tournament.

In 2006 (Freshman):

Amanda quickly made herself a force to be reckoned with offensively for the Golden Eagles... led the Golden Eagles in kills in 15 of Tech’s 29 matches...led the Golden Eagles in season kills with 322, an average of 3.16 per game... attack percentage was .169 (322 kills, 151 errors, 1,013 attempts)...averaged 3.72 points per game...voted a member of the 2006 Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer team....chalked up 35 kills and 39 digs in helping lead the Golden Eagles to two conference victories versus Eastern Illinois (Nov. 3) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 4) earning her OVC Player of the Week (Nov. 6)...recorded two career-highs versus the SEMO, posting 23 kills and 29 digs.

“We’ll be looking to Amanda for on-court and off-court leadership. Every year she has shown progression, and if she continues that, she should have an all-conference season.“ -- John Blair

Prep Highlights:

A three-year starter for coach Christa Faris at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, N.M… selected as the top high school volleyball player in the state of New Mexico, Lindgren was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior when she was also named AllAmerica by Prepvolleyball.com…tutored by an outstanding high school coach and former national team player in Canada…helped Cibola win one regional and three district championships and reach the state’s Final Four three times, including a second-place standing as a senior…selected to play in the North-South New Mexico High School All-Star game.

Personal File:

The daughter of Thomas and Joann Lindgren…full name is Amanda Marie Lindgren...born July 6, 1988….majoring in psychology.

Amanda Lindgren’s Career Stats Year 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

GP K 102 322 121 460 109 330 332 1112

E TA K/G Pct. 151 1,013 3.16 .169 148 1,315 3.80 .237 129 988 3.35 .203 428 3316 .206 .206

A 22 8 12 42

SA 28 30 21 79

SE SA/G DIG 24 0.27 284 13 0.25 305 12 0.19 205 49 0.24 794

D/G BS BA TB 2.78 14 31 45 2.52 11 25 36 1.88 6 30 36 2.39 31 86 117

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Up Close Melanie Lee

Culp

Parents: Timothy and Kathie Culp Birthdate: October 2, 1988 Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Ind. Major: Nursing

MELANIE’S TOP 5 u Rules to live by: 1. Live every day as if it were the last 2. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind 3. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing 4. People know you for what you’ve done not what you plan to do 5. It’s not about you u Favorite restaurants in Cookeville: 1. Panda Garden 2. El Tap 3. O’Charley’s 4. Jack in the Box 5. The sushi place

“With the combination of five freshmen and seven veterans, I think this team has a great opportunity to repeat last year’s success. I’m looking forward to seeing where hard work and determination can take us.” -- Melanie Culp

u People you want to marry: 1. Hugh Jackman 2. Jonathan Rhys Meyers 3. Will Smith 4. Paul Walker 5. Dwayne Johnson

MELANIE’S CAREER HIGHS

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

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none 1 2 11 8 2 none

Two times--2007, Two times--2008 vs. Furman 9-13-08 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-12-08 at Jacksonville State 9-23-08 at UT Martin 11-9-07

Melanie tubing on the lake

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Culp In 2008 (Sophomore):

Melanie appeared in 25 sets for the Golden Eagles, finishing the season with 29 assists, 20 digs, two kills and one ace... she set a single-game career high for assists with 11 against Miami of Ohio on Sept. 12 and helped Tech to a five-set victory over Jacksonville State on Sept. 23 with a career-high eight digs...also had six assists in a victory over Ball State on Sept. 6.

In 2007 (Freshman):

Melanie saw action in 60 sets in a supporting role and finished the season with 70 assists and 32 digs...she had a season high with seven assists and five digs on Nov. 2 against Tennessee State...she recorded two kills on the season, one against Butler and one against Utah Valley, both on Aug. 31.

JUNIOR 5-6 Setter Indianapolis, Ind. Heritage Christian HS

Prep/Club Highlights:

Culp led her Heritage Christian team to a 2006 sectional championship and received both the team’s best server (2003-04) and best defensive player awards (2004)...Culp was coached by Michelle York, who played for Tech helmer John Blair at Mississippi and was an assistant coach for Blair at Ole Miss for eight seasons...Culp also has club experience competing for Team Indiana, playing for the 18 Gators coached by Rich Coleman...the team competed over the summer in the USA national 18 open Championships in Minnesota... also lettered three years in softball as a center fielder / second baseman for coach Brenda Jones.

Personal File:

The daughter of Timothy and Kathie Culp of Indianapolis... full name is Melanie Lee Culp... born October 2, 1988... majoring in nursing.

“We’ll be looking for Melanie to come in and set the tone as our leader on the floor. She has always given 100 percent, and I know she is ready for the opportunity.“ -- John Blair

Melanie Culp’s Career Stats Year GP 2007 60 2008 25 TOTALS 85

K 2 2 4

E 4 1 5

TA K/G Pct. 7 0.03 -.286 4 0.08 .250 11 0.05 -.091

A 70 29 99

SA 3 1 4

SE SA/G DIG D/G BS BA TB 3 0.05 32 0.53 0 0 0 4 0.04 20 0.80 0 0 0 7 0.05 52 0.61 0 0 0

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Up Close Leah Marie

Meffert Parents: Rick and Karen Meffert Birthdate: August 20, 1989 Birthplace: Louisville, Ky. Major: Speech Communication

LEAH’S TOP 5

u Favorite songs on my iPod: 1. She’s Fine (Halle Barry) - Hurricane 2. G-Slide - Lil Mama 3. All the Above - Maino 4. Booty Dew - GS Boyz 5. Hood Dreamer - Willy Northpole u Celebrities I want to meet: 1. Terrell Owens 2. Ellen DeGeneres 3. Ty Pennington 4. Tyrese 5. Michael Jordan u Favorite restaurants in Cookeville: 1. Cosmo’s 2. Cheddars 3. Olive Garden 4. Crawdaddy’s 5. Red Lobster

LEAH’S CAREER HIGHS

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

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.423 (26-4-52) vs. E. Kentucky 11-1-08 30 vs. Tennessee State 11-2-07 100 vs. Tennessee State 11-2-07 4 vs. Jacksonville State 10-27-07 30 at UT-Chattanooga 9-7-07 5 at Murray State 11-10-07 5 vs. Murray State 10-10-08

“My experience at Tech has been good, especially winning the OVC championship. I am very excited to see how the incoming freshmen will help this team out and win us another conference title.” -- Leah Meffert

Leah and teammate Marie Peddicord dressed as rock stars for Halloween

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Meffert In 2008 (Sophomore):

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Following a breakout freshman year, Leah made her presence felt during her sophomore campaign as she received 6-0 OVC Player of the Year and All-OVC First Team honors after ranking fifth in the conference in both points (264.5) and Outside Hitter kills per set (3.48) during OVC matches...she twice earned OVC Offensive Player of the Week accolades and was named Louisville, Ky. to the Lady Bearcat All-Tournament Team after totaling 33 kills, 30 digs, four blocks and two aces over three tournaAssumption HS ment matches...Tech Outstanding Female Athlete finalist... OVC All-Tournament Team selection after recording a pair of double-doubles against Austin Peay (12 kills, 12 digs) and Murray State (16 kills, 24 digs)...set a career high for hitting percentage of .423 (26-4-52) against Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 1...led the Golden Eagles in points (414), kills (359) and attempts (1,001) while ranking second in aces (22) and third in digs (287)...tallied 14 double-doubles throughout the season and finished with 10-or-more kills in 20 of 32 matches.

In 2007 (Freshman):

Leah proved to be the most dominant freshman in the OVC, being named the OVC Freshman of the Year along with All-OVC second-team and all-newcomer honors...she was in the top three in the league in kills (548), kills per game (4.28) and total attacks (1,537)...in the match against Tennessee State on Nov. 2 she tallied 100 attempts to break the Tech and OVC record previously held by TTU Hall of Fame member Becky Murray Isom (97)...it places her 25th all-time in NCAA history for attempts in a match and only the second freshman ever to reach triple digit attempts...She tallied five kills in the 3-0 sweep of Murray State on Nov. 10 that clinched Tech a spot in the OVC Tournament...she was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week three times and twice named to an all-tournament team (Louisville and UT-Chattanooga).

“No one else in the conference has been able to do a lot of the things Leah’s capable of doing match-in and match-out. She’s shown herself to be one of the top players in the conference.“ -- John Blair

Prep/Club Highlights:

A four-year starter at Assumption High School, Leah was named a 2003 Prep Volleyball Top Freshman during her rookie campaign and was named an honorable mention in the all-state team selection... As a senior, Meffert was part of a back-to-back-to-back state champion as her Assumption team finished 41-2 and was ranked second in the nation... led the team to 2004 and 2005 state titles and the 2005 national prep championship... also has strong club experience with the KIVA Volleyball Club for coach Dan Palmer, earning AAU All-America status in 2004 and 2005.

Personal File:

The daughter of Rick and the late Karen Meffert of Louisville... full name is Leah Marie Meffert... born August 20, 1989... majoring in speech communication.

Leah Meffert’s Career Stats Year 2007 2008 TOTALS

GP K E TA K/G Pct. 128 548 220 1537 4.28 .213 113 359 162 1001 3.18 .197 241 907 382 2538 3.76 .207

A 26 14 40

SA 42 22 64

SE SA/G DIG 26 0.33 449 29 0.19 287 55 0.27 736

D/G BS BA TB 3.51 16 27 43 2.54 16 34 50 3.05 32 61 93

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Up Close Marie Angela

Peddicord Parents: Haskell and Angela Peddicord Birthdate: November 27, 1988 Birthplace: Columbus, Ind. Major: Business Administration

MARIE’S TOP 5 u Favorite songs I sing in the shower: 1. Cowboy Take Me Away - Dixie Chicks 2. Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter 3. Landslide - Dixie Chicks 4. Genie in a Bottle - Christina Aguilera 5. Jesus Take the Wheel - Carrie Underwood u People I’d like to have dinner with: 1. Jesus 2. Elvis Presley 3. Peyton Manning 4. Emeril 5. Dwight Howard u Favorite TV shows: 1. Grey’s Anatomy 2. Random Reality Shows 3. Dancing with the Stars 4. Man vs. Food 5. American Idol

MARIE’S CAREER HIGHS

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

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.520 (13-0-25) vs. Tulane 12-5-08 15 vs. Murray State 11-22-08 33 vs. Murray State 11-22-08 7 at UT Martin 11-14-08 4 vs. Murray State 11-22-08 none 6 vs. Eastern Illinois 9-26-08

“Winning the conference last season felt even greater than I expected. After that experience, the returning players on this team are thirsty for a repeat, and we have a great group of freshmen to help us accomplish that.” -- Marie Peddicord

Marie visiting Michael Jackson’s childhood home in Gary, Ind.

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Marie

Peddicord In 2008 (Sophomore):

A steady contributor throughout the season, Marie finished the season third on the team with 55 total blocks and fourth with 203 kills...posted single-match career highs in kills (15), attempts (33) and digs (4) in the OVC championship match against Murray State on Nov. 22...finished the season strong with 13 kills and a career-best .520 hitting percentage in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Tulane on Dec. 5...set a career high with six total blocks against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 26...tallied 11 kills with a .417 hitting percentage and three blocks against Jacksonville State on Sept. 23... finished with 10-or-more kills in seven matches.

JUNIOR 6-1

Right Side Hitter Columbus, Ind. Columbus East HS

In 2007 (Freshman):

Marie proved to be a a strong player during her freshman season...not just a blocker, Marie had nine kills in the late season match against Morehead State that helped send Tech to the OVC tournament...only three days after the Morehead State match, she had six kills with a .312 attack percentage...her best defensive performance came against Missouri State on Sept. 8 with four total blocks.

Prep/Club Highlights:

Peddicord was named second-team all-state in 2006 as a member of her Columbus East High team and was an Indiana All-Star in 2006, an all-HHC Conference selection in ‘04 and ‘06 and the Republic’s All-Area Player of the Year in 2006...she helped lead her team to sectional and regional championships and the Indiana state Final Four in 2003 and an HHC Conference championship in ‘04 for coach Faith Wilder-Newland...finished prep career with 1,046 kills, 188 blocks, 221 digs and 113 aces...her USAV Junior Olympic team, the 18 Reds, competed in the USA Club Division Championships in Minneapolis.

“Marie had a great finish to the season last year, and if she can play anywhere close to that, she will be one of the top players in the conference.“ -- John Blair

Personal File:

The daughter of Haskell and Angela Peddicord of Columbus, Ind... full name is Marie Angela Peddicord... born November 27, 1988... majoring in business administration.

Marie Peddicord’s Career Stats Year GP K E TA K/G Pct. 2007 74 47 18 151 0.64 .192 2008 105 203 162 519 1.93 .233 TOTALS 179 250 180 670 1.40 .224

A 18 39 57

SA 0 0 0

SE SA/G DIG D/G BS BA TB 2 0.00 9 0.12 5 13 18 1 0.00 24 0.23 10 45 55 3 0.00 25 0.18 15 58 73

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Up Close Laura Sue

Pierce Parents: Mike and Holly Pierce Birthdate: October 7, 1988 Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colo. Major: Secondary Education/ History

LAURA’S TOP 5 u Favorite restaurants in Cookeville: 1. India Palace 2. H.O.T. (House of Thai) 3. The Soup Kitchen 4. Moogies 5. Bobby Q’s u Best vacation spots I’ve visited: 1. Venice, Italy 2. Denaru, Fiji 3. Vail, Colorado 4. Copper Mountain, Colo. 5. Cozumel, Mexico u Favorite warm-up songs: 1. Eye of the Tiger 2. Olay 3. Lose Yourself 4. Mother Lover 5. Top Gun Theme Song

LAURA’S CAREER HIGHS

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.211 (8-4-19) at Eastern Kentucky 9-21-07 14 vs. Memphis 8-25-07 46 vs. UT Martin 10-6-07 3 vs. Memphis 8-25-07 12 vs. Southeast Missouri 9-15-07 2 vs. Tennessee State 9-20-08 2 at Jacksonville State 9-28-07

“Our team has a lot of valuable strengths this year that will play to our advantage with the right amount of focus and determination.” -- Laura Pierce

Laura visiting the islands of Fiji

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Pierce In 2008 (Sophomore):

Laura appeared in 65 sets for the Golden Eagles and was a key player off the bench down the stretch...finished the season with nine service aces, including a career-high two aces against Tennessee State on Sept. 20...notched an ace in four straight games in the second half of the season...posted a season-high five digs against Purdue on Sept. 5...had season totals of 14 points, 14 digs, five kills and three assists.

In 2007 (Freshman):

JUNIOR 5-8 Outside Hitter Fort Collins, Colo. Fort Collins HS

Laura came off the bench in several matches during her first year on the court and provided a presence that lifted the Golden Eagles to several key wins...known to fans as a player with a running jump serve, she had seven total service aces, but her serves led to several free-ball returns and Tech kills...she set her career-high in kills early in the season with 14 against Memphis on Aug. 25....she tallied 70 kills over the course of the season with a 1.11 kills per game average...on the defensive side of the net, Laura had 82 digs and three total blocks.

Prep Highlights:

A three-sport athlete at Fort Collins High School, Laura lettered three years in volleyball as an outside hitter for head coach Lindsay Kerr...she was also a member of the basketball team for two seasons as a point guard for coach Kyle Tregoning and lettered twice in track and field, competing in sprints and the shot put, for coach Pat Busteed... Laura received the PAC player award and was named first-team all-conference... Laura was also a member of the NORCO 18-Black, one of the premier Olympic volleyball programs in Colorado, coached by Tom Hunter and Miles Wagner.

Personal File:

The daughter of Mike and Holly Pierce of Fort Collins, Colo. ... full name is Laura Sue Pierce... born October 7, 1988... currently majoring in secondary education/history.

“I think Laura is really going to make a name for herself this season. She’s got some tools that she has been working on and a great jump serve. We count on her in difficult situations.“ -- John Blair

Laura Pierce’s Career Stats Year GP 2007 63 2008 65 TOTALS 128

K 70 5 75

E TA K/G Pct. 46 258 1.11 .093 6 33 0.08 -.030 52 291 .059 .079

A 10 3 13

SA 7 9 16

SE SA/G DIG D/G BS BA TB 18 0.11 82 1.30 1 2 3 15 0.14 14 0.22 0 0 0 33 0.12 96 0.75 1 2 3

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Golden Eagle NewcomerS FRESHMAN 6-0 Outside Hitter Winnebago, Ill. Winnebago HS

Heather

Asplund

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Prep Highlights:

A four-year starter for coach Brian Lundeen at Winnebago High School, Heather led her team to its first regional championship in five years while being named all-state honorable mention as both a junior and senior...three times a unanimous all-conference selection, she posted 275 kills, 257 digs and 52 aces as a senior from her outside hitter position...earned all-tournament team honors for the third time at the Stillman Valley Tournament as she guided Winnebago to its first title at the tournament in five years.

Personal File:

The daughter of Wayne and Debbie Asplund of Winnebago, Ill and sister of former Tech volleyball player Jes Asplund...full name is Heather Lynn Asplund...born March 11, 1991...majoring in psychology.

HEATHER’S TOP 5

Heather with country music singer Taylor Swift

u Favorite songs I sing in the shower: 1. That’s Not My Name - The Ting Tings 2. Picture to Burn - Taylor Swift 3. Circus - Britney Spears 4. My Humps - Black Eyed Peas 5. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

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Stacey

Butts

u Best ways to pass time on the bus: 1. Sing 2. Sleep 3. Play games 4. Take pictures 5. Listen to music

FRESHMAN 6-1 Right Side Hitter Greenfield, Wis. Greenfield HS

Prep Highlights:

A three-sport standout at Greenfield High School, Stacey earned four letters in softball and basketball and three letters in volleyball...missed her senior volleyball season due to injury...two-time first team all-state honoree in softball and all-area player of the year as a junior...also named all-conference twice, all-district twice and conference player of the year as a sophomore...led Greenfield to two softball conference championships...posted a .531 career batting average with 70 RBI and 83 runs scored.

Personal File:

The daughter of Greg and Cathy Butts of Greenfield, Wis...full name is Stacey Lynn Butts...born September 20, 1990...majoring in elementary education...also plays on the softball team.

STACEY’S TOP 5

u Most played songs on my iPod: 1. Alright - Darius Rucker 2. Good Ole Days - Phil Vassar 3. Then - Brad Paisley 4. Wild at Heart - Gloriana 5. Summertime - Rascal Flatts 20

u Favorite sporting events: 1. Olympics 2. Softball college world series 3. Brewers baseball games 4. March Madness 5. Super Bowl

Stacey at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers

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Golden Eagle NewcomerS FRESHMAN 5-8 Setter Clarksville, Tenn. Sickles HS

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Madison

Comperry Prep Highlights:

Madison collected three letters in volleyball at Sickles High School under coaches Rob Brashear and Diane Comperry...first team all-conference selection as a senior and team MVP...setter for her club team which finished second at the 2009 Mideast Qualifier to earn a spot in the 2009 U.S. Junior Olympic Championships where the team finished third...guided Sickles to the district round of the state tournament as a junior and senior.

Personal File:

The daughter of John and Diane Comperry...full name is Madison Paige Comperry...born on June 10, 1991...majoring in civil engineering.

MADISON’S TOP 5

Madison in front of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Katrina

Dvorken

u Favorite warm-up songs: 1. Halftime - Ying Yang Twins 2. Black Betty - Ram Jam 3. Let’s Get Ready to Rumble Remix - Jock Jams 4. Boom - Nelly 5. Calle Ocho - Pitbull

u Best ways to pass time on the bus: 1. Make funny faces at people passing 2. Dance-offs 3. Listen to my iPod 4. Play pranks (whoopee cushion works out nicely) 5. 99 bottles of Coke on the wall

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Prep Highlights:

FRESHMAN 6-3 Middle Blocker Ridgewood, N.J. Ridgewood HS

Katrina was a three-year starter at Ridgewood High School, serving as a team captain both her junior and senior seasons...played club with Team Digs, helping lead the team to the GEVA Regional Championship...also participated in the U.S. Junior Olympic Championships.

Personal File:

The daughter of Greg and Josie Dvorken...full name is Katrina May Dvorken...born January 9, 1991...majoring in health sciences/nutrition.

u Favorite flavors of chapstick: 1. Cherry 2. Vanilla 3. Root Beer 4. Original 5. Coconut

KATRINA’S TOP 5

u Favorite magazines: 1. Vogue 2. Allure 3. Elle 4. Seventeen 5. Sports Illustrated

Katrina on a trip to the Big Apple

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Golden Eagle NewcomerS FRESHMAN 6-2 Middle Blocker Newark, Ohio Newark HS

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Kelsey

Gray Prep Highlights:

A four-year starter for coach Ruth Sunkle at Newark High School, Kelsey was named all-conference four times and all-state as a senior...two times her team MVP, she led Newark in kills three seasons and earned OCC-Ohio Division Player of the Year honors her senior season...set the school record for kills in a match with 34...also played club for Central Ohio Volleyball Club where she helped the team to a first place finish at the U.S. Junior Olympic Championships silver division as a freshman...member of the AAU National Tournament All-Star Team as a junior.

Personal File:

The daughter of Raymond Gray and Deidre Walter...full name is Kelsey Renae Gray...born August 21,1991...majoring in business.

KELSEY’S TOP 5

Kelsey with AVP player Phil Dalhausser

u Favorite TV shows: 1. Grey’s Anatomy 2. Real World 3. Cash Cab 4. So You Think You Can Dance 5. Who Wants to be a Millionaire

u Celebrities I want to meet: 1. Adam Sandler 2. George Clooney 3. Tina Fey 4. Sandra Bullock 5. Robert Downey, Jr.

The 2009 Golden Eagle Freshmen: Madison Comperry, Kelsey Gray, Katrina Dvorken, Stacey Butts and Heather Asplund

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The Ohio Valley Conference

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

Entering its 62nd year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. For only the second time in a decade, the Conference expanded by adding Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the league’s 11th member in 2008. The move expanded the OVC’s geographical footprint to the St. Louis market and marked the first change in membership since expanding to the state of Alabama (Jacksonville State, Samford) in 2003. For the 2009-10 school year the league will see a change in leadership as the seventh Commissioner in league history, Beth DeBauch, was named in late July. The last three commissioners of the league 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. It was then that Roy Stewart, the athletics director at Murray State, Charles (Turkey) Hughes, the athletics director at Eastern Kentucky, and Kelly Thompson, the public relations director at Western Kentucky, first broached the idea of forming a new conference. Discussions were put on hold by World War II, but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as the three original institutions combined with Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville to form the OVC. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially. During times of racial segregation, league member Morehead State became one of the first non-traditionally black midsouthern institutions to accept a black student. In 1958, Marshall Banks earned athletically-related aid at Morehead, which signed a second black athlete, Howard Murphy, a year later. In 1961, Murphy earned all-conference recognition as a halfback in football. With racial barriers broken, the rest of the institutions in the league began to provide educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. 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 179 student-athletes honored with the award, including 25 over the last three years (200607 to the present). Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC 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

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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 studentathlete 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 sport-specific teams voted by their peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the Ohio Valley Conference prepares for the future. One example is in regard to the current trend in collegiate athletics administration for increased involvement of university presidents in setting policies and making rules. The presidents of OVC institutions, however, have always governed the Conference, long before presidential governance became a national theme. The Ohio Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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Golden Eagle head coach

John Blair College: University of Tennessee (1976) B.A. in Education Year at Tennessee Tech: Seventh year Coaching Experience: 352-463 Tennessee Tech University: Head Coach — 2003-Present (78-102) University of Mississippi: Head Coach — 1986-2001 (218-282) University of Tennessee: Assistant Coach — 1983-85 University of Illinois: Assistant Coach — 1979 Head Coach — 1980-82 (56-79) Born: November 18, 1950 John Blair enters his seventh season with the Golden Eagles after leading the team to its most successful campaign since taking the reins in 2003. Blair guided Tech to the 2008 OVC championship, its first since 1997. After leading Tech to the program’s second-ever berth in the NCAA tournament, Blair was named the OVC Coach of the Year as his team compiled a 19-13 overall record and 14-4 mark in conference play. During the 2008 season, Blair surpassed 350 career wins when the Golden Eagles defeated UT Martin on November 14. Blair now has 352 wins after 25 years as a head coach. His record at Tennessee Tech stands at 78-102, making him the third winningest coach in program history. Blair has enjoyed great success within the OVC over the past two seasons where the Golden Eagles have a combined record of 25-13, but he admits that it is always a challenge to win within the conference.

Milestone Career Victories: 1st Career win: Northern Illinois 3-2 (1980) 25th Career Win: Illinois State 3-2 (1981) 50th Career Win: Minnesota 3-2(1982) 75th Career win: McNeese State 3-0 (1986) 100th Career Win: US International 3-2 (1989) 150th Career Win: Mississippi State 3-1 (1991) 200th Career Win: Louisiana Tech 3-1 (1996) 250th Career Win: Auburn 3-1 (2000) 300th Career Win: IUPUI 3-2 (2005) 350th Career Win: UT Martin 3-1 (2008) 1st TTU victory: Louisiana-Lafayette (2003) 1st OVC victory: Eastern Illinois (2003) 25th OVC victory: UT Martin (2005) 50th OVC victory: Samford (2007)

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2008 OVC Coach of the Year

“There is so much parody within this conference that any team can win on any night,” Blair said. “The caliber of coaches in the OVC is very high.” Blair coached at the University of Mississippi for 16 years prior to coming to Tennessee Tech. As the Rebel’s winningest coach, Blair coached six All-Southeastern Conference players. With 12 SEC tournament appearances to his credit while at Ole Miss, Blair brought with him a proven ability to win. In his tenure at Mississippi, he had an impressive 70 SEC Academic Honor Roll students and four earned Academic All-America Honors. Blair served three seasons as assistant volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee. While with the Lady Vols, he helped UT capture SEC titles in 1983 and 1984. Blair, 58, also served as head coach at the University of Illinois from 1980 through 1982, after spending one season as an assistant coach for the Illini. His 1980 Illinois team participated in the AIAW National Championship Tournament. A native of Knoxville, Blair earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Tennessee in 1976. He played volleyball for the Volunteers under coach Bud Fields, who led the team to a ninth-place finish in the open nationals in 1976. He competed in the World University Games in 1973 and was a member of the United States training team for the Pan Am Games in 1974 and the U.S. National training team in 1975. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Blair coached the South men’s team to a gold medal in 1986 and a bronze medal in 1987 in the U.S. Olympic Festival and led the Texas Stars USA Volleyball team to the 1996 championship in the men’s master’s division.

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. Blair vs. the Ohio Valley Conference

.All-Time Coaching Records Coach (Total Years) Sharon Bilbrey (15) Jennie Gilbert (8) John Blair (6) Tina Buckles (2) Marynell Meadors (1) Judy Murray (1)

Years Record 1979-93 279-252 1994-02 126-130 2003-Present 78-102 1976-77 48-39 1975 25-15 1978 9-22

Austin Peay......................................................9-4 Eastern Illinois...............................................12-7 Eastern Kentucky...........................................4-6 Jacksonville State..........................................7-8 Morehead State............................................2-11 Murray State....................................................7-5 Southeast Missouri.......................................7-7 Tennessee State.............................................3-6 *Tennessee Tech............................................2-0 UT Martin..........................................................8-5 * faced the Golden Eagles while coaching at Ole Miss

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GOLDEN EAGLE Assistant coach

Jessica Lane College: University of South Carolina Aiken (2005) B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science Year at Tennessee Tech: Second year Coaching Experience: Tennessee Tech University: Assistant Coach — 2008-Present University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie: Head Coach — 2006-2008 University of South Carolina Aiken: Student Assistant Coach — 2005 Jessica Lane will begin her second year as assistant volleyball coach at Tennessee Tech University following two years as the head coach at the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. ”Jessica has the same philosophy about the sport of volleyball, and I think she’s a perfect fit for Tennessee Tech.” Blair said. “She’s a former student-athlete who understands the game from the player’s perspective as well as the coach’s perspective. Her goal is to not only develop physically and fundamentally strong student-athletes, but also to instill a high work ethic and excellent character, both on the court and in the classroom.” A native of Knoxville, Lane has seamlessly made the transition to TTU and was a large part of the 2008 OVC championship winning team. Coach Blair will lean heavily on Lane again this year where her familiarity with the players and the system should be beneficial. “Jess has adapted very well,” Blair said. “She has become a very valuable part of this program, and we continue to look for her to take on more responsibility” Lane has taken every opportunity to learn from Blair, who has racked up more than 350 victories in his 25 years of coaching. “I started the 26

program at USCSalkehatchie and I had to learn from my own mistakes,” Lane said. “It’s been a pleasure learning the ins and outs from someone with Coach Blair’s experience.” Lane attended Karns High School in Knoxville where she earned eight letters while participating in three sports, including two each in softball and basketball and four on the volleyball squad. A right side/outside hitter, she helped lead Karns to two district championships, and was named the district MVP as a senior in 2000. She played her freshman collegiate season at Piedmont College in Georgia, helping the Lions claim the conference championship. After one year, she transferred to South Carolina-Aiken where she played three seasons for coach Will Condon. Following her playing career and prior to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science in December 2005 from USC Aiken, she also spent the 2005 season on the coaching staff as a student assistant coach. Lane comes to Tech after two seasons as head coach at the USC Salkehatchie, a junior college located in Walterboro, S.C. In addition to her coaching experience at USC Aiken and USC Salkehatchie, Lane has also logged several years coaching club volleyball, including one year at the Branchville Volleyball Club and three years with the Aiken Volleyball Club.

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Golden Eagle Athletics Honors

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NCAA Woman 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)

Man of the Year

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)

Outstanding Female 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)

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

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)

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

An Honored Staff Tech Athletics staff members have won many honors and awards since 1986 Tory Acheson - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 2003, 2006 John Blair - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 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 George Moody - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2002, 2003

Kirby-Jones

Place

Thompson

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

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

OVC Hall of Fame Dr. Thurston Banks...................................... 1974-2006 Raymond Brown........................................... 1933-1937 Dr. Everett Derryberry.............................. 1943-1974 Hooper Eblen................................................. 1941-1974 David Larimore............................................. 1977-2004 Marynell Meadors....................................... 1970-1986 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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2009 oPPONENTS APPALACHIAN ST.

AUSTIN PEAY

EASTERN ILLINOIS

Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. - Boone, N.C.

Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. - Clarksville, Tenn. Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn.

Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. - Charleston, Ill.

Location: .............................................................................................. Boone, N.C. Founded:............................................................................................................1899 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 16,600 Nickname:........................................................................................Mountaineers Colors:.................................................................................................. Black & Gold Arena:...............................................................................................Holmes Center Conference: .............................................................................................Southern Chancellor:.....................................................................Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock Athletic Director:............................................................................... Carlie Cobb Head Coach: .....................................................................................Matt Ginipro Record at ASU/Years:.................................................................... 26-39/2 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coaches:.....................................Cheryl Stinson, Kolby O’Donnell Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................828-262-7048 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................7-25 Conference Record:/Finish: . ..........................................................3-15/t-10th

Location: .....................................................................................Clarksville, Tenn. Founded:............................................................................................................1927 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................9,207 Nickname:...............................................................................................Lady Govs Colors:...................................................................................................Red & White Arena:...................................................................................................Dunn Center Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:..................................................................................................... Tim Hall Athletic Director:..................................................................................Dave Loos Head Coach: ...................................................................................MIke Johnson Record at APSU/Years:.....................................................................0-0/1st year Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:................................................................................................ TBA Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................931-221-1002 2008 Record: ..................................................................................................22-11 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................ 13-5/t-3rd

Location: ......................................................................................... Charleston, Ill. Founded:............................................................................................................1895 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 12,349 Nickname:..................................................................................................Panthers Colors:........................................................................................ Royal Blue & Gray Arena:.....................................................................................................Lantz Arena Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:................................................................................ Dr. William L. Perry Athletic Director:.......................................................................... Barbara Burke Head Coach: ......................................................................................... Alan Segal Record at EIU/Years:..........................................................................0-0/1st year Career Record/Years:.............................................................273-136/11 years Assistant Coach:................................................................................................ TBA Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................217-581-2924 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................5-24 Conference Record:/Finish: . .............................................................2-16/10th

Sports Information VB Contact: ..............................................................................Charles Cochrum Email: ....................................................................... cochrumca@appstate.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................828-262-7602 Fax: . ...................................................................................................828-262-7602 Website:......................................................................................www.goasu.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ........................................................................................... Cody Bush Email: ......................................................................................... bushc@apsu.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................931-221-7561 Fax: . ...................................................................................................931-221-7562 Website:....................................................................www.apsugovernors.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ......................................................................................Bart Rettberg Email: ................................................................................... bvrettberg@eiu.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................217-581-6408 Fax: . ...................................................................................................217-581-6434 Website:..........................................................................www.eiupanthers.com

EASTERN KY.

JACKSONVILLE ST.

LIBERTY

Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. - Richmond, Ky. Location: ......................................................................................... Richmond, Ky. Founded:............................................................................................................1906 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 15,000 Nickname:.................................................................................................. Colonels Colors:...........................................................................................Maroon & White Arena:.............................................................................................McBrayer Arena Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:................................................................................. Dr. Doug Whitlock Athletic Director:...............................................................................Mark Sandy Head Coach: ...................................................................................... Lori Duncan Record at EKU/Years:.............................................................146-185/10 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................175-285/16 years Assistant Coach:.................................................................................. Cory Carlin Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................859-622-2141 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................6-23 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 4-14/9th

Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. - Jacksonville, Ala. Location: .................................................................................... Jacksonville, Ala. Founded:............................................................................................................1883 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................8,957 Nickname:............................................................................................ Gamecocks Colors:...................................................................................................Red & White Arena:............................................................................ Pete Mathews Coliseum Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:..........................................................................Dr. William A. Meehan Athletic Director:................................................................................... Jim Fuller Head Coach: ............................................................................................Rick Nold Record at JSU/Years:...................................................................128-76/7 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:.......................................................................Kristi Kavanaugh Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................256-782-5527 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................9-19 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................ 6-12/t-7th

Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. - Louisville, Ky.

Sports Information VB Contact: ...................................................................................... Kevin Britton Email: ..............................................................................kevin.britton@eku.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................859-622-2006 Fax: . ...................................................................................................859-622-5108 Website:.............................................................................. www.ekusports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .............................................................................. Josh Underwood Email: ..................................................................................underwood@jsu.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................256-782-5915 Fax: . ...................................................................................................256-782-5958 Website:........................................................... www.jsugamecocksports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .....................................................................................Paul Carmany Email: .............................................................................pjcarmany@liberty.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................434-582-2292 Fax: . ...................................................................................................434-582-2076 Website:........................................................................www.libertyflames.com

LIPSCOMB

LOUISVILLE

MOREHEAD ST.

Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. - Knoxville, Tenn.

Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. - Louisville, Ky.

Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. - Morehead, Ky.

Location: .......................................................................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded:............................................................................................................1891 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................2,744 Nickname:............................................................................................Lady Bisons Colors:................................................................................................Purple & Gold Arena:..................................................................................................... Allen Arena Conference: ....................................................................................... Atlantic Sun President:..................................................................... Dr. L. Randolph Lowry III Athletic Director:.................................................................... Philip Hutcheson Head Coach: ........................................................................ Brandon Rosenthal Record at LU/Years:.....................................................................85-101/6 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:......................................... Ann Mullins, Samantha Sullivan Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................615-966-5857 2008 Record: .................................................................................................. 21-11 Conference Record:/Finish: . ..............................................................17-3/2nd

Location: ........................................................................................... Louisville, Ky. Founded:............................................................................................................1798 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 22,000 Nickname:.................................................................................................Cardinals Colors:.................................................................................................... Red & Black Arena:...............................................................................................Cardinal Arena Conference: ................................................................................................Big East President:..................................................................................Dr. James Ramsey Athletic Director:.................................................................................Tom Jurich Head Coach: ...................................................................................... Leonid Yelin Record at UL/Years:.................................................................. 303-82/12 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................417-118/17 years Assistant Coach:........................................................Melissa Bean, Craig Bere Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................502-852-7137 2008 Record: ..................................................................................................19-11 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 11-3/3rd

Location: ......................................................................................... Morehead, Ky. Founded:............................................................................................................1887 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................6,062 Nickname:.......................................................................................................Eagles Colors:........................................................................................Royal Blue & Gold Arena:.............................................................................................. Wetherby Gym Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:..........................................................................Dr. Wayne D. Andrews Athletic Director:....................................................................Brian Hutchinson Head Coach: .................................................................................. Jaime Gordon Record at MSU/Years:.................................................................102-90/5 years Career Record/Years:............................................................... 182-117/9 years Assistant Coach:...................................................................................Greg Goral Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................606-783-2122 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................23-8 Conference Record:/Finish: . .............................................................14-4/t-1st

Sports Information VB Contact: ....................................................................................... Mark McGee Email: ....................................................................mark.mcgee@lipscomb.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................615-966-5990 Fax: . ...................................................................................................615-966-1806 Website:................................................................... www.lipscombsports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .....................................................................................Nancy Worley Email: .............................................................. nasmit01@gwise.louisville.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................502-852-6581 Fax: . ...................................................................................................502-852-7401 Website:..............................................................................www.uoflsports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ....................................................................................Matt Schabert Email: ..........................................................m.schabert@moreheadstate.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................606-783-2556 Fax: . ...................................................................................................606-783-2550 Website:.............................................................................www.msueagles.com

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Location: ........................................................................................ Lynchburg, Va. Founded:............................................................................................................1971 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 11,311 Nickname:...........................................................................................Lady Flames Colors:........................................................................................ Red, White & Blue Arena:................................................................................................... Vines Center Conference: ............................................................................................Big South Chancellor:....................................................................................Jerry Falwell, Jr. Athletic Director:................................................................................. Jeff Barber Head Coach: ....................................................................................Shane Pinder Record at LU/Years:....................................................................... 84-77/5 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coaches:...........................................Jennifer Vaden, Crystal Carey Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................434-582-2614 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................25-9 Conference Record:/Finish: . ................................................................13-3/1st

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2009 opponents MURRAY STATE

NORTH FLORIDA

SOUTHEAST MO.

Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. - Murray, Ky.

Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. - Boone, N.C.

Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. - Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Location: ................................................................................................Murray, Ky. Founded:............................................................................................................1922 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 10,500 Nickname:...................................................................................................... Racers Colors:...................................................................................................Navy & Gold Arena:.................................................................................................... Racer Arena Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:......................................................................................Dr. Randy Dunn Athletic Director:.................................................................................Allen Ward Head Coach: ............................................................................David Schwepker Record at MSU/Years:............................................................152-151/10 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................165-226/14 years Assistant Coach:......................................................................... DongPing Fang Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................270-809-3825 2008 Record: .................................................................................................. 18-13 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................ 13-5/t-3rd

Location: .....................................................................................Jacksonville, Fla. Founded:............................................................................................................1965 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 17,000 Nickname:................................................................................................... Ospreys Colors:......................................................................................... Navy Blue & Grey Arena:.......................................................................................................UNF Arena Conference: ....................................................................................... Atlantic Sun President:.......................................................................................... John Delaney Athletic Director:.................................................................................. Lee Moon Head Coach: ...............................................................................Kevin Campbell Record at UNF/Years:.......................................................................4-26/2 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:........................................................................ Krista Carpendo Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................904-620-2897 2008 Record: ..................................................................................................13-19 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 9-11/6th

Location: .............................................................................Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded:............................................................................................................1873 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 10,477 Nickname:...............................................................................................Redhawks Colors:.......................................................................................Red, White & Black Arena:.........................................................................................Houck Fieldhouse Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:......................................................................Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins Athletic Director:...............................................................................John Shafer Head Coach: .............................................................................. Renata Nowacki Record at SEMO/Years:................................................................ 65-59/3 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:........................................................................Jeremiah Larsen Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................573-986-6140 2008 Record: ..................................................................................................13-14 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 11-7/5th

Sports Information VB Contact: ................................................................................Terri LaJeunesse Email: .........................................................terri.lajeunesse@murraystate.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................270-809-3351 Fax: . ...................................................................................................270-809-6814 Website:.................................................................................www.goracers.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ........................................................................................................ TBA Email: ................................................................................................................... TBA Phone: ..............................................................................................904-620-4029 Fax: . ...................................................................................................904-620-2821 Website:............................................................................www.unfospreys.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ........................................................................................Patrick Clark Email: ......................................................................................paclark@semo.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................573-651-2937 Fax: . ...................................................................................................573-651-2810 Website:.........................................................................www.gosoutheast.com

TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE ST.

UT MARTIN

Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. - Knoxville, Tenn.

Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. - Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn.

Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. - Martin, Tenn.

Location: ...................................................................................... Knoxville, Tenn. Founded:............................................................................................................1794 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 26,400 Nickname:................................................................................... Lady Volunteers Colors:............................................................................................Orange & White Arena:........................................................................... Thompson-Boling Arena Conference: .....................................................................................Southeastern President:...................................................................................Dr. John Petersen Athletic Director:............................................................................. Joan Cronan Head Coach: ........................................................................................Rob Patrick Record at UT/Years:................................................................243-135/12 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:...............................................Gregg Whitis, Dani Busboom Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................865-974-4275 2008 Record: .................................................................................................. 22-10 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 15-5/3rd

Location: .......................................................................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded:............................................................................................................1912 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................9,024 Nickname:.............................................................................................Lady Tigers Colors:......................................................................................Royal Blue & White Arena:..........................................................................................................Kean Hall Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:............................................................................... Dr. Melvin Johnson Athletic Director:......................................................................Teresa L. Phillips Head Coach: ..................................................................................Kathy Roulhac Record at TSU/Years:..................................................................... 75-84/5 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................237-259/14 years Assistant Coach:.............................................................................Eysha Ambler Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................615-963-5851 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................8-18 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................ 6-12/t-7th

Location: ........................................................................................... Martin, Tenn. Founded:............................................................................................................1951 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................6,000 Nickname:................................................................................................Skyhawks Colors:............................................................................ Blue, Orange and White Arena:....................................................................................Skyhawk Fieldhouse Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:.................................................................................. Dr. Nick Dunagan Athletic Director:................................................................................... Phil Dane Head Coach: ...............................................................................Darren McClure Record at UTM/Years:........................................................................9-24/1 year Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:................................................................................Kristi Fiorillo Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................731-881-7332 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................9-24 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 7-11/6th

Sports Information VB Contact: ................................................................................. Cameron Harris Email: ........................................................................................charri48@utk.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................865-974-8876 Fax: . ...................................................................................................865-974-8875 Website:............................................................................. www.utladyvols.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ..............................................................................Zekeya Anderson Email: .......................................................................zanderson01@tnstate.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................615-963-1867 Fax: . ...................................................................................................615-963-7692 Website:.................................................................................www.tsutigers.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .........................................................................................Matt Maxey Email: ......................................................................................mmaxey@utm.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................731-881-7632 Fax: . ...................................................................................................731-881-7624 Website:............................................................................. www.utmsports.com

TOLEDO

WESTERN KENTUCKY

WILLIAM & MARY

Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. -Boone, N.C..

Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. -Knoxville, Tenn.

Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. -Boone, N.C.

Location: ............................................................................................ Toledo, Ohio Founded:............................................................................................................1872 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 22,336 Nickname:....................................................................................................Rockets Colors:................................................................................ Midnight Blue & Gold Arena:.................................................................................. John F. Savage Arena Conference:.....................................................Mid-American (West Division) President:................................................................................ Dr. Lloyd A. Jacobs Athletic Director:.......................................................................Michael O’Brien Head Coach: ........................................................................................Greg Smith Record at UT/Years:.............................................................................. 0-0/1 year Career Record/Years:.................................................................... 81-94/6 years Assistant Coach:...................................Abbey Szlanfucht, Rachel Wagener Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................419-530-7740 2008 Record: .................................................................................................. 14-17 Conference Record:/Finish: . .................................... 5-11/5th West Divison

Location: ................................................................................ Bowling Green, Ky. Founded:............................................................................................................1906 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 19,761 Nickname:.........................................................................................Lady Toppers Colors:...................................................................................................Red & White Arena:..........................................................................................E.A. Diddle Arena Conference: ...............................................................................................Sun Belt President:................................................................................... Dr. Gary Ransdell Athletic Director:....................................................... Dr. Camden Wood Selig Head Coach: .................................................................................. Travis Hudson Record at WKU/Years:............................................................324-154/14 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:.................................................................................Kristi Griffin Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................270-745-6496 2008 Record: ..................................................................................................26-10 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 12-5/6th

Location: ................................................................................... Williamsburg, Va. Founded:............................................................................................................1693 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................7,625 Nickname:......................................................................................................... Tribe Colors:....................................................................................Green, Gold & Silver Arena:..................................................................................................Kaplan Arena Conference: ...................................................... Colonial Athletic Association President:..............................................................................W. Taylor Reveley, III Athletic Director:............................................................................ Terry Driscoll Head Coach: ................................................................Melissa Aldrich Shelton Record at CWM/Years:......................................................................19-9/1 year Career Record/Years:.............................................................254-188/15 years Assistant Coaches:.................................Monica Marlowe, Rachel Wagener Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................757-221-3395 2008 Record: .....................................................................................................19-9 Conference Record:/Finish: . ..................................................................9-5/4th

Sports Information VB Contact: .......................................................................................Steve Easton Email: ....................................................................steven.easton@utoledo.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................419-530-4921 Fax: . ...................................................................................................419-530-2916 Website:............................................................................... www.utrockets.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ........................................................................................ Kelly Oravet Email: ................................................................................kelly.oravet@wku.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................270-745-4298 Fax: . ...................................................................................................270-745-3444 Website:............................................................................. www.wkusports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .................................................................................... Jacob Skipper Email: ............................................................................................jcskip@wm.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................757-221-3344 Fax: . ...................................................................................................757-221-2048 Website:........................................................................www.tribeathletics.com

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VS. ALL OPPONENTS

A Air Force......................................... 0-1 Akron University............................. 8-1 Alabama........................................ 1-2 Alabama A&M................................ 1-0 Alabama-Birmingham................... 4-8 Alabama State............................... 2-0 Appalachian State................3-4 Arizona........................................... 0-1 Arkansas-Little Rock...................... 1-0 Arkansas State............................... 1-2 Army.............................................. 1-0 Auburn........................................... 0-1 Austin Peay...................... 48-19 B Ball State........................................ 2-1 Baptist College............................... 1-0 Bellarmine..................................... 2-2 Belmont......................................... 9-2 Berry College.................................. 1-1 Birmingham-Southern................... 1-0 Boston College............................... 0-1 Bradley........................................... 1-0 Bryan College................................. 2-0 Butler............................................. 0-1 C Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo................ 0-1 Cal-Santa Barbara.......................... 1-0 Cal State-Sacramento.................... 0-1 Campbell University....................... 1-0 Carson-Newman............................ 1-1 Centenary University...................... 1-0 Central Florida................................ 3-1 Central Michigan............................ 0-1 Charleston...................................... 1-0 Cincinnati....................................... 1-5 Clemson......................................... 1-1 Cleveland State.............................. 1-2 Coastal Carolina.............................. 2-0 Colorado......................................... 0-1 College of Charleston..................... 0-1 Columbus College.......................... 2-0 Connecticut.................................... 1-0 Covenant College........................... 3-0 D Davidson........................................ 2-0 Dayton........................................... 1-3

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DePaul........................................... 1-0 Drexel............................................. 1-0 E East Carolina.................................. 1-1 East Tennessee............................. 21-7 Eastern Illinois................. 12-15 Eastern Kentucky............. 18-42 Elon................................................ 1-0 Evansville....................................... 6-4 F Fairleigh Dickinson......................... 1-0 Florida............................................ 0-1 Florida A&M................................... 1-0 Florida International...................... 0-1 Florida State................................... 0-2 Furman.......................................... 2-1 G Georgetown................................... 1-0 Georgia.......................................... 2-9 Georgia State................................. 1-1 Georgia Tech................................... 6-4 Guilford.......................................... 1-0 H Holy Cross....................................... 1-0 High Point...................................... 2-0 Huntington College........................ 1-0 I Ilinois-Chicago............................... 0-1 Indiana State.................................. 1-0 Iowa............................................... 0-1 IUPUI.............................................. 1-1 J Jacksonville State.................5-8 James Madison.............................. 0-1 K Kent State...................................... 1-0 Kentucky........................................ 1-9 Kentucky State............................... 1-0 L Lake City CC.................................... 1-0 Lamar............................................. 0-1 Lambuth........................................ 3-0

Liberty................................1-0 Lipscomb.............................3-2 Louisiana-Lafayette....................... 1-0 Louisiana-Monroe.......................... 1-0 Louisiana State . ............................ 0-2 Louisville.............................0-7 M Maine............................................. 1-0 Marist............................................. 1-0 Mars Hill College............................ 1-0 Marshall......................................... 2-5 Maryville........................................ 2-0 McNeese State............................... 0-2

Memphis........................................ 7-8 Miami Dade JC............................... 0-1 Miami (Ohio).................................. 0-3 Michigan State............................... 0-2 Middle Tennessee....................... 43-18 Midway College.............................. 1-0 Mississippi...................................... 0-7 Mississippi State............................. 4-3 Mississippi U. for Women............... 1-3 Missouri......................................... 0-1 Morgan State................................. 1-0 Montevallo..................................... 0-1 Morehead State............... 16-48 Murray State.................... 23-24

Setters Melanie Culp (top) and Madison Comperry (bottom)

N New Orleans................................... 0-2 Nicholls State................................. 2-0 North Alabama.............................. 4-1 North Carolina................................ 0-1 North Carolina A&T........................ 1-0 UNC-Asheville................................ 5-0 UNC-Charlotte................................ 3-1 UNC-Greensboro............................ 1-0 North Carolina State....................... 0-3 North Georgia................................ 2-0 Northeast Louisiana....................... 1-0 Northern Illinois............................. 0-2 Northern Kentucky......................... 0-4 O Ohio University............................... 2-1 Ohio State...................................... 0-2 Oral Roberts................................... 1-0 P Pennsylvania.................................. 0-1 Providence..................................... 1-0 R Robert Morris................................. 1-0 S Samford......................................... 7-3 Sam Houston................................. 0-1 South Alabama.............................. 1-2 South Carolina................................ 0-3 South Florida.................................. 0-2 Southeast Louisiana....................... 2-0 Southeast Missouri............. 7-31 Southern Baptist............................ 1-0 Southern Illinois-Carbondale................ 0-2 Southern Methodist....................... 0-1 Southern Mississippi...................... 2-0 Southwestern................................ 4-1 Southwestern Louisiana................. 0-1 Southwest Missouri........................ 0-1 Stephen F. Austin........................... 0-1 Stetson........................................... 1-0 St. Francis (PA)............................... 1-0 Syracuse......................................... 1-0 T Tennessee......................... 2-25

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Tennessee State................. 31-6 UT-Chattanooga........................... 26-8 UT Martin........................ 32-18 Texas-Pan American....................... 1-0 Toledo.................................2-0 Trevecca......................................... 1-0 Troy State....................................... 0-1 Tulane............................................ 0-3 Tulsa............................................... 0-1 U UCLA.............................................. 0-1 University of the South.................. 1-0 Utah State...................................... 0-1 Utah Valley..................................... 0-1 V Valparaiso...................................... 1-1 Vanderbilt...................................... 2-0 Va. Commonwealth........................ 2-0 Virginia Tech................................... 0-1 W Wake Forest................................... 0-1 Weber State................................... 0-2 Western Carolina............................ 7-4 Western Kentucky.............. 7-16 Western Michigan.......................... 0-1 West Georgia.................................. 2-0 West Virginia.................................. 0-2 Wichita State.................................. 1-0 William & Mary....................0-1 Winthrop........................................ 1-3 Wisconsin-Green Bay..................... 0-1 Wright State................................... 2-2 X Xavier............................................. 1-5 Y Youngstown State.......................... 8-0 The Golden Eagles will face North Florida for the first time in 2009. Bold indicates 2009 opponents


2008 season in review

Simply put, 2008 was a memorable season for Tennessee Tech. It Entering the conference tournament as the one seed, the took awhile for the Golden Eagles to find their rhythm, but once they Golden Eagles not only had the luxury of hosting the six-team did, they went on one of the best runs the program has ever seen. playoff, but they also received a first round bye. Following the bye, It would have been easy for the team to coast through the season Tech matched up against Austin Peay who had defeated the Golden following a difficult 3-8 start to the year. The Golden Eagles traveled to Eagles at the Eblen Center earlier in the year. This time the outcome Cincinnati and Ball State for a pair or tournaments to begin the season was considerably different as TTU swept the visitors in three sets to and were only able to come away with two victories in six matches. advance to the championship match against Murray State. With their Next, the team hoped to turn their fortunes around at the Western loss to the Racers just seven days earlier still fresh in their minds, the Kentucky Hilltopper Invitational, but Tech could again only garner one Golden Eagles avenged their loss to grab its first OVC tournament victory with three losses. championship since 1997 and continue their season in the NCAA “I’m really proud of the team for sticking together after we had a tournament. tough start to the season,” said head coach John Blair. “I knew that if we played to our capability that we would be in With the pre-conference schedule behind them, the Golden the (OVC championship) match at the end,” Blair said. “It came down Eagles were able to focus on their OVC schedule and first conference opponent of the season, in-state rival Austin Peay. In front of their home crowd, the women battled but fell short in five sets to run their record to 3-9. However, the players kept their heads up and were confident they could turn things around – and they did. TTU faced Tennessee State next, winning in four sets to begin a five-match winning streak before the Golden Eagles dropped a match at Morehead State. A little more than half way through the season, Tech’s record stood at 8-10, but the team was 5-2 in the OVC to position itself near the top of the conference. “Things started to click when we started the conference schedule,” Blair said. “We got into a good rhythm and were able to win some very difficult matches.” The Golden Eagles put together another lengthy winning streak following the Morehead State match, capturing seven straight victories to improve to 15-10 overall and 12-2 in the OVC. To finish its regular season Front row, from left: Melanie Culp, Laura Pierce, Katie Kenline, Kappy Lang, Teresa Craig, Brynn Johnson schedule, Tech had to go on the road for its final four Back row, from left: manager Sarah Dollege, assistant coach Jessica Lane, Jessica Asplund, Amanda Lindgren, Marie Peddicord, Caitlin games. The Golden Eagles lost to Southeast Missouri but Bullock, Leah Meffert, head coach John Blair rebounded to defeat Eastern Illinois and UT Martin on their home courts. In the final match before the conference tournament, Tech had the opportunity to win the OVC regular to the fifth set, but we made the plays when we needed to.” season title outright with a victory. However, Murray State played a Tech faced off against Tulane in the first round of the national tough match on their home court and handed the Golden Eagles its tournament, and the team played some of the best volleyball it had fourth loss in the OVC and a share of the regular season crown. all season. The Golden Eagles dropped the first set but regrouped with a win in the second set – the first set ever won by a TTU team in the NCAA tournament – to even the match at 1-1. Tech pushed the Green Wave to the limit in the next two sets but narrowly lost both as the Golden Eagles fell, 3-1. From left to right: With a record of 19-13 overall and 14-4 in the OVC, the Golden Alysson Sanders, Eagles put together their best season under sixth-year head coach Katie Kenline and John Blair who was honored as the OVC Coach of the Year. The Amanda Lindgren Golden Eagles’ 19 wins were the most since 1998 and 14 conference wins were the most since 1997.

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2008 season in review

The Golden Eagles collectively enjoyed their best season in a decade in 2008, but not to be overlooked are some of the outstanding individual performances turned in by last year’s squad. Tennessee Tech players collectively received 11 OVC player of the week honors, six all-tournament team honors, four all-OVC honors and one academic all-district honor. Then-senior setter Kappy Lang started the season on fire, receiving five of the first seven OVC Setter of the Week awards handed out by the conference. Lang did not cool off much after that as she received one more Setter of the Week accolade and was voted the OVC Tournament MVP. After finishing the season with a conference-best 1,274 assists and six of 12 Setter of the Week honors, Lang earned All-OVC First Team recognition. Reigning OVC Freshman of the Year Leah Meffert followed her record-setting first season with Team Heart an equally impressive 2008 camMelanie Culp paign. She opened the season with all-tournament team honors Best Offensive Player at the Lady Bearcat Invitational Leah Meffert where she posted 33 kills and 30 digs in three matches. After being slowed by an abdominal Best Defensive Player injury for much of September, Katie Kenline Meffert stepped it up down the stretch when she received two Academic Award OVC Player of the Week awards Teresa Craig along with being named to the OVC All-Tournament Team. To Coach’s Award top it all off, Meffert was voted Amanda Lindgren the OVC Player of the Year after finishing among the league leaders in both kills and points, and she also received the team award for Best Offensive Player. Then-junior libero Katie Kenline put together her third straight impressive season and capped it off by being named OVC Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in digs with 558. Kenline began the season strong, earning Lady Cardinal AllTournament Team honors after posting 55 digs in three matches at the Ball State tournament. She earned two OVC Defensive Player of the Week awards during the season – the second of which came after she notched 68 digs in two matches in early October. For her efforts, Kenline received the team award for Best Defensive Player. As a junior, Teresa Craig did a little bit of everything for the Golden Eagles. She showed her versatility at the Lady Hilltopper Invitational where she picked up all-tournament team honors after posting 20 kills and 24 digs during the tournament. A standout in the classroom as well, Craig was voted academic all-district, and she also received the team Academic Award. Craig’s classmate Amanda Lindgren played steady on the outside throughout her junior season and performed best when the team needed it most. She grabbed OVC

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All-Tournament Team honors and also picked up the team Coach’s Award. Then-seniors Jessica Asplund and Caitlin Bullock both left their mark on the 2008 season as well. Asplund received OVC Defensive Player of the Week in mid-October after tallying 14 blocks in two matches, while Bullock’s steady performance throughout the season earned her All-OVC Second Team honors. In addition, then-sophomore Melanie Culp was selected to receive the Team Heart award for her dedication and hard work throughout the season.

Individual Honors Honors Individual Kappy Lang OVC Tournament MVP All-OVC First Team OVC All-Tournament Team OVC Setter of the Week (six times)

Leah Meffert OVC Player of the Year All-OVC First Team OVC All-Tournament Team OVC Offensive Player of the Week (two times) Lady Bearcat All-Tournament Team

Katie Kenline OVC Defensive Player of the Year All-OVC Second Team OVC Defensive Player of the Week (two times) Lady Cardinal All-Tournament Team

Teresa Craig Lady Hilltopper All-Tournament Team Academic All-District

Amanda Lindgren OVC All-Tournament Team

Jessica Asplund OVC Defensive Player of the Week

Caitlin Bullock All-OVC Second Team

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2008 OVC Tournament Semifinals vs. Austin Peay Friday, November 21, 2008 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Exploding out of the gate with some big blocks, the Tennessee Tech volleyball team rolled to an easy win in the first set then held on to capture a couple of close sets to erase Austin Peay and advance to the championship match of the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament. The No. 1 seeded Golden Eagles won 25-12 to open the action Friday night in Eblen Center, then won by scores of 25-22 and 25-21 to dispatch the No. 4 seeded Lady Govs, 3-0. Tech (18-11) will face No. 3 seed Murray State Saturday at 5 p.m. in the title game, with the winner earning the league's automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament in December. Murray beat No. 2 seeded Morehead State, 3-1, in the night's other semifinal action. "We came out fired up from the start, and I think we really caught Peay off balance," said Tech's John Blair, the OVC Coach of the Year. "I don't think they expected us to come out that hard. But they kept their composure, and played hard the rest of the way." Tech reached the brink a year ago, falling in extra points in the semifinals, just shy of playing in the championship match. This time, the Golden Eagles didn't let that happen. "This is exactly where we've wanted to be since day one," Blair said. "Our goal is to be in the finals with a chance to win the championship. The regular season championship is just a bonus for us. We want those rings to say regular season and tournament champions." Tech hit better than .350 in all three sets and finished the night with a .394 hitting percentage. Senior Caitlin Bullock had 13 kills and posted a .500 hitting mark, making just one error in 24 attempts. Sophomore Leah Meffert, the OVC Player of the Year, was also highly effective, hitting .385 with 13 kills and just two errors in 26 swings. Tech also got plenty of offense across the board. Senior Jessica Asplund had nine kills and hit. .571 with just one error in 14 tries,

while junior Amanda Leah Meffert comes up Lindgren added eight with one of the Golden kills and hit .300. Marie Peddicord added Eagles’ five blocks seven kills. Senior setter Kappy Lang ran a flawless offense, getting 42 assists and 10 digs, and also killing four balls in five tries without a mistake to hit .800. Lang was one of three Golden Eagles with double digit digs as Tech managed 52 digs, Meffert topped Tech with 12 and Katie Kenline, the OVC Defensive Player of the Year, had 11. Lindgren added nine digs and Teresa Craig had eight. Nobody cracked double figures in Austin Peay's offense, as Jessica Mollman topped the Lady Govs with nine kills and Stephanie Champine added eight. Austin Peay hit .125 for the night, including a negative .031 in the first set. Tech led the entire first set. In the second set, Austin Peay managed a one-point lead three times early on. With Tech up 21-20, the Golden Eagles outscored APSU 4-2 down the stretch to win. In the final set, Tech took the lead early and held it the entire match. Austin Peay closed to within one point again, this time at 2221, before the Golden Eagles chalked up the final three points. Tech and Murray split their regular season matches, with each winning on their home floor. The Racers hammered Tech, 3-0, just two weeks ago and are playing well heading into the title game after ending Morehead State's season. The Racers lost the first set to the MSU Eagles but came back to win three straight. "They're (Murray) the hottest team in the conference right now, and they have been the last three weeks," Blair said. "We are going to have to bring our A-game. It's a one-match season now. We can play point-for-point."

The Golden Eagles receiving their regular season championship trophy before the match

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2008 OVC Tournament Finals vs. Morehead State Saturday, November 22, 2008 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Led by tournament MVP Kappy Lang and balanced offense from the middle and the outside, the Tennessee Tech volleyball team captured the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship Saturday night in Eblen Center, earning the league's automatic invitation to the NCAA Tournament in December. Tech dropped a two-point decision in the first set, 25-23, and also fell by two points in the fourth set, 26-24. The Golden Eagles had earned a 2-1 lead by claiming the second set 25-15 and the third by a Teresa Craig 25-20 margin. serves for the In the fifth and deGolden Eagles ciding set, Tech scored points to break ties at 9-9, 10-10 and 11-11. The Golden Eagles went up 13-11 on back-to-back kills by Jess Asplund and Caitlin Bullock, then clinched the victory on a powerful kill by Amanda Lindgren for the 15-12 win. With the win, Tech improves to 19-11 overall and won the league's challenge match next Saturday at the University of Louisville. After that, Tech will play in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the program's history. Lang was named tourney MVP after dishing up 62 assists and getting 13 digs, along with four kills and two service aces. She distributed her sets to a variety of hitters, with four Golden Eagles reaching double figures in kills. Tech hit .259 while Murray State hit .186. Junior outside hitter Amanda Lindgren led the attack with 20 kills and a .250 hitting mark along with 14 digs, while sophomore Leah Meffert hit .333 and added 16 kills. The OVC Player of the Year, Meffert also had a team-high 24 digs. Also in double digits, sophomore Marie Peddicord had 15 kills and senior middle Asplund added 13 kills while hitting .320. Caitlin Bullock had seven kills and led Tech with five blocks. Meffert and Asplund had four blocks each.

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Katie Kenline, Kappy Lang and the OVC Defensive Amanda Lindgren Player of the Year, had 21 celebrate of Tech's 90 digs in the contest. Lindgren and Meffert joined Lang on the all-tournament team. Sara Hayden topped Murray State with 17 kills, while Logan Su added 16 kills. Becca Lamb also reached double figures in kills with 10. Setter Jade Guo had 45 assists and 10 digs, one of five Racers in double figures on the back row as Murray came up with 78 digs. Kayleah Sauer topped MSU with 24 digs and Allison Mugler added 15.

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Kappy Lang receives her OVC Tournament MVP plaque

OVC Award Winners

Amanda Lindgren Leah Meffert Kappy Lang

OVC All-Tournament Team

Leah Meffert receives her OVC Player of the Year plaque

Katie Kenline receives her OVC Defensive Player of the Year plaque

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Golden EagleS In TournamenT Play The Golden Eagles in Tournament Play The Golden Eagles play in different tournaments around the region each year ... Tech owns a 25-38 record in tournament play in six years under coach John Blair. Tech’s results in tournament play under coach John Blair: 2008 hosts OVC (2-0) * W 3-0 vs. Austin Peay W 3-2 vs. Murray State 2008 at Western Kentucky (1-3) L 3-2 vs. Valparaiso L 3-0 vs. Miami (Ohio) W 3-1 vs. Furman L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky

2007 at UT-Chattanooga (2-1) W 3-2 vs. UT-Chattanooga L 3-0 vs. Missouri State W 3-0 vs. UNC-Asheville 2006 at Cincinnati (1-2) W 3-1 vs. Maine L 3-0 vs. UCLA L 3-0 vs. W. Michigan

2008 at Ball State (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Purdue W 3-2 vs. Ball State L 3-0 vs. Southern Illinois

2006 at Louisville (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Louisville L 3-1 vs. Arizona L 3-0 vs. Dayton

2008 at Cincinnati (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Marshall L 3-1 vs. Cincinnati W 3-0 vs. Wright State

2006 at Ohio State (0-2) L 3-0 vs. Ohio State L 3-0 vs. Michigan State

2007 at Ohio Valley (1-1) W 3-1 vs. SEMO L 3-2 vs. Morehead State

2006 at Western Kentucky (2-1) W 3-2 vs. Appalachian State W 3-2 vs. Ball State L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky

2007 at Louisville (2-1) W 3-2 vs. Coastal Carolina W 3-1 vs. Memphis L 3-1 vs. Louisville

2005 at App. State (2-1) W 3-1 vs. High Point W 3-2 vs. Appy State L 3-0 vs. East Carolina

2007 at Butler (0-3) L 3-2 vs. Utah Valley L 3-1 vs. Butler L 3-0 vs. Northern Illinois

2005 at Middle Tenn. (1-3) L 3-2 vs. IUPUI W 3-0 vs. UT-Martin L 3-0 vs. MCN L 3-1 vs. Middle Tenn.

The Golden Eagles captured the 2008 OVC Tournament title and played in the NCAA Championship for the first time since 1997. 2005 at Evansville (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Evansville L 3-1 vs. Lipscomb W 3-2 vs. IUPUI

2003 at Wake Forest (0-3) L 3-1 vs. SMU L 3-0 vs. Wake Forest L 3-1 vs. Kentucky

2004 at Dayton (1-2) W 3-2 vs. West Virginia L 3-1 vs. Dayton L 3-1 vs. Coastal Carolina

2003 at Memphis (2-1) L 3-0 vs. Memphis W 3-1 vs. Louisiana Lafayette W 3-1 vs. Holy Cross

2004 at Georgia Tech (0-2) L 3-0 vs. Xavier L 3-0 vs. Georgia Tech

2003 at Greensboro (2-2) W 3-1 vs. UNC Greensboro L 3-0 vs. Winthrop L 3-1 vs. UW Green Bay W 3-2 vs. Georgia State

2004 at Liberty (3-0) * W 3-2 vs. William & Mary W 3-1 vs. Davidson W 3-1 vs. Liberty

* denotes tournament champion

All-Tournament Honors Golden Eagle players to earn all-tournament honors since 1994

Kappy Lang

Leah Meffert (4) 2007 - Louisville 2007 - UT-Chattanooga 2008 - Cincinnati 2008 - OVC Katie Kenline (1) 2008 - Ball State Teresa Craig (1) 2008 - Western Kentucky Amanda Lindgren (2) 2007 - UT-Chattanooga 2008 - OVC Caitlin Bullock (1) 2007 - Louisville Kappy Lang (3) 2005 - Evansville 2007 - OVC 2008 - OVC (MVP)

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Anne Morrow (5) 2003 - Wake Forest 2004 - Dayton 2004 - Georgia Tech 2004 - Liberty (MVP) 2005 - App. State

Lauren Viney (1) 2001 - TTU Classic

Laura Sidorowicz (3) 2000 - Ohio State 2003 - Greensboro 2004 - Liberty (MVP)

Stephanie Busch (3) 1997 - Ohio Valley 1998 - South Florida 1998 - Kent State

Liz Engel (1) 2003 - Memphis

Brandy Best (3) 1996 - Dayton 1996 - Golden Eagles 1998 - Kent State

Caroline Murphy (1) 1994 - Furman

Rachel Melchiorre (9) 1994 - Furman (MVP) 1995 - W. Carolina 1995 - Ohio 1995 - South Florida 1996 - Northern Ill. 1997 - Iowa

Michelle Downs (2) 1994 - Davidson 1994 - DePaul

Maggie Stern (6) 1999 - Air Force 2000 - Marist 2000- Ohio State 2001 - TTU Classic 2002 - Charleston 2002 - Xavier

Lisa Dissel (2) 1997 - Ohio Valley 1998 - South Florida

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1997 - Miami (Ohio) 1997 - Tenn. Preview 1997 - OVC (MVP) Pam Goldensoph (2) 1995 - Ohio 1995 - Western Carolina Allison Berry (2) 1994 - DePaul 1997 - Tenn. Preview

Carrie Slagle (1) 1994 - Furman


golden eagle 2008 statistics Overall Record: 19-13 (.594)

OVC Record: 14-4 (.778)

ALL MATCHES Name GP Kill K/Gm Er TA Pct Ast A/Gm SA ASPLUND, Jessica...............117 201 1.72 58 451 .317 4 0.03 10 BULLOCK, Caitlin................117 251 2.15 100 585 .258 7 0.06 10 CRAIG, Teresa........................111 83 0.75 43 227 .144 34 0.31 18 CULP, Melanie.........................25 2 0.08 1 4 .250 29 1.16 1 JOHNSON, Brynn..................34 1 0.03 0 1 1.000 0 0.00 0 KENLINE, Katie......................116 2 0.02 3 9 -.111 27 0.23 18 LANG, Kappy.........................117 55 0.47 19 140 .257 1274 10.89 28 LINDGREN, Amanda.........109 330 3.03 128 988 .203 12 0.11 21 MEFFERT, Leah.....................113 359 3.18 162 1001 .197 14 0.12 22 PEDDICORD, Marie............105 203 1.93 82 519 .233 39 0.37 0 PIERCE, Laura...........................65 5 0.08 6 33 -.030 3 0.05 9 SANDERS, Alysson................45 79 1.76 52 232 .116 10 0.22 5 TENNESSEE TECH...........117 1571 13.43 655 4240 .216 1455 12.44 142 Opponents.....................117 1448 12.38 617 4067 .204 1305 11.15 138

SE A/Gm 7 0.09 37 0.09 19 0.16 4 0.04 4 0.00 22 0.16 28 0.24 12 0.19 29 0.19 1 0.00 15 0.14 8 0.11 186 182

DIG Dig/G BS BA 33 0.28 22 74 47 0.40 32 54 230 2.07 1 6 20 0.80 0 0 11 0.32 0 0 558 4.81 0 0 298 2.55 6 20 205 1.88 6 30 287 2.54 16 34 24 0.26 10 45 14 0.22 0 0 51 1.13 0 3

1.21 1779 1.18 1695

TB B/Gm Pts 96 0.82 270.0 86 074 320.0 7 0.06 105.0 0 0.00 3.0 0 0.00 1.0 0 0.00 20.0 26 0.22 99.0 36 0.33 372.0 50 0.44 414.0 55 0.52 235.5 0 0.00 14.0 3 0.07 85.5

1521 93 266 226.0 14.49 51 419 260.5

193 1939.0 2.23 1846.5

2008 Match Results W/L............ Opponent..................................Scores....................................................Record.......OVC.......Att. L/3-0............ vs Marshall...................................... 24-26, 16-25, 23-25...........................................0-1..........0-0............. 78 L/3-1............ at Cincinnati.................................. 22-25, 25-19, 20-25, 22-25............................0-2..........0-0...........386 W/3-0.......... vs Wright State............................. 25-20, 33-31, 25-20...........................................1-2..........0-0............. 49 L/3-0............ vs #18 Purdue................................ 21-25, 16-25, 18-25...........................................1-3..........0-0...........127 W/3-2.......... at Ball State..................................... 25-19, 25-16, 21-25, 22-25, 15-13.............2-3..........0-0...........206 L/0-3............ vs Southern Illinois..................... 20-25, 21-25, 23-25...........................................2-4..........0-0...........113 L/2-3............ vs Valparaiso ................................. 10-25, 25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 10-15.............2-5..........0-0............. 86 L/0-3............ vs Miami (Ohio)............................ 29-31, 19-25, 19-25...........................................2-6..........0-0...........101 W/3-1.......... vs Furman........................................ 13-26, 25-17, 28-26, 25-20............................3-6..........0-0............. 75 L/0-3............ at Western Kentucky................ 16-25, 14-25, 14-25...........................................3-7..........0-0...........450 L/2-3............ Austin Peay *............................ 19-25, 25-23, 16-25, 25-14, 7-15................3-8..........0-1...........380 2008 OVC Player of the Year Leah Meffert (left) and W/3-1.......... Tennessee State *................. 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 25-17............................4-8..........1-1...........234 2008 OVC Defensive Player of the Year Katie Kenline (right) W/3-2.......... at Jacksonville State *.............. 25-18, 25-22, 26-28, 21-25, 20-18.............5-8..........2-1...........281 W/3-0.......... Eastern Illinois *...................... 25-17, 25-14, 25-12...........................................6-8..........3-1...........231 W/3-0.......... Southeast Missouri *........... 25-13, 25-21, 25-12...........................................7-8..........4-1...........211 W/3-1.......... at Eastern Kentucky *............... 25-17, 20-25, 25-17, 26-24............................8-8..........5-1...........250 L/1-3............ at Morehead State *.................. 23-25, 26-24, 13-25, 16-25............................8-9..........5-2...........278 W/3-1.......... Murray State *......................... 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-21............................9-9..........6-2...........210 W/3-0.......... UT Martin *............................... 25-11, 25-20, 25-22........................................10-9..........7-2...........234 W/3-0.......... Jacksonville State *.............. 25-16, 25-22, 25-23........................................11-9..........8-2...........101 W/3-0.......... at Tennessee State *................. 25-16, 25-19, 25-19........................................12-9..........9-2...........102 W/3-0.......... at Austin Peay *............................ 25-23, 25-21, 25-18........................................13-9.........10-2.........255 W/3-0.......... Morehead State *.................. 25-14, 25-21, 25-20........................................14-9.........11-2.........431 W/3-2.......... Eastern Kentucky *............... 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 24-26, 15-7.............15-9.........12-2.........265 L/1-3............ at Southeast Missouri *........... 24-26, 25-22, 17-25, 19-25...................... 15-10.........12-3.........174 W/3-0.......... at Eastern Illinois *...................... 25-19, 25-20, 25-21..................................... 16-10.........13-3.........376 W/3-1.......... at UT Martin *............................... 25-21, 25-14, 18-25, 25-18...................... 17-10.........14-3.........325 L/0-3............ at Murray State *......................... 23-25, 13-25, 16-25..................................... 17-11.........14-4.........403 W/3-0.......... Austin Peay ^.......................... 25-12, 25-22, 25-21..................................... 18-11.........14-4.........718 W/3-2.......... Murray State ^........................ 23-25, 25-15, 25-20, 24-26, 15-12....... 19-11.........14-4.....1,028 L/0-3............ at Louisville..................................... 12-25, 20-25, 18-25..................................... 19-12.........14-4.........997 L/1-3............ vs #16 Tulane %............................ 21-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-27...................... 19-13.........14-4.........534 * Denotes OVC match, ^ Denotes OVC Tournament match, % Denotes NCAA Tournament match

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the ovc in 2008 2008 Final Standings School OVC Overall Tennessee Tech........................ 14-4 . ............ 17-11 Morehead State................................ 14-4 . .....................23-7 Murray State...................................... 13-5 . .................. 16-12 Austin Peay........................................ 13-5 . .................. 21-10 Southeast Missouri St.................... 11-7 . .................. 13-13 UT Martin............................................ 7-11 . .....................9-23 Tennessee State............................... 6-12 . .....................8-18 Jacksonville State............................ 5-12 . .....................9-19 Eastern Kentucky............................. 4-14 . .....................6-23 Eastern Illinois................................... 2-16 . .....................5-24

2008 OVC Tournament (Cookeville, Tenn. ) Championship Match: #1 Tennessee Tech 3, #3 Murray State 2 Semifinals: #1 Tennessee Tech 3, #4 Austin Peay 0 #3 Murray State 3, #2 Morehead State 1 First Round: #4 Austin Peay 3, #5 Southeast Missouri 0 #3 Murray State 3, #6 UT Martin 0

2008 All-OVC Team First Team Leah Meffert..............................TTU Stephanie Champine.........................APSU Aubrey Dondlinger........................... SEMO Kappy Lang................................TTU Brittney Whitten..................................JSU Ashley Doscher...................................MOR Candace Saleaumua ........................... TSU Second Team Claire Keaton.................................... SEMO Jade Guo............................................MUR Erin Peak............................................MOR Logan Su............................................MUR Katelyn Barbour.................................MOR Katie Kenline..............................TTU Caitlin Bullock............................TTU

2008 OVC All-Tournament Team Kappy Lang, Tennessee Tech (MVP) Leah Meffert, Tennessee Tech Amanda Lindgren, Tennessee Tech Sara Hayden, Murray State Alison Mugler, Murray State Kirstin Distler, Austin Peay Katelyn Barbour, Morehead State

Junior Leah Meffert

All-Newcomer Team Stephanie Champine.........................APSU Jade Guo............................................MUR Lindsey Loescher................................. EKU Logan Su............................................MUR Kayleah Sauer....................................MUR Emma Keough....................................MOR Lauren Harkins.....................................JSU Player of the Year: Leah Meffert, TTU Freshman of the Year: Jade Guo, MUR Defensive Player of the Year: Katie Kenline, TTU Coach of the Year: John Blair, TTU

2008 OVC Players of the Week Offensive Player of the Week

Defensive Player of the Week

Setter of the Week

9/1 - Stephanie Champine, Austin Peay 9/8 - Katelyn Barbour, Morehead State 9/15 - Claire Keaton, Southeast Missouri 9/22 - Brittney Whitten, Jacksonville State 9/29 - Ashley Doscher, Morehead State 10/6 - Christian Lowe, Tennessee State 10/13 - Leah Meffert, Tennessee Tech 10/20 - Kirstin Distler, Austin Peay 10/27 - Aubrey Dondlinger, Southeast Missouri 11/3 - Leah Meffert, Tennessee Tech 11/10 - Caitlin Vorbeck, Jacksonville State 11/17 - Christian Lowe, Tennessee St.

9/1 - Emma Keough, Morehead State 9/8 - Kristina Schoo, Morehead State 9/15 - Molly Davis, Southeast Missouri 9/22 - Brittany Whitten, Jacksonville State 9/29 - Ashley Nenninger, Murray State 10/6 - Katie Kenline, Tennessee Tech 10/13 - Jessica Asplund, Tennessee Tech 10/20 - Abby O’Connor, Eastern Kentucky 10/27 - Katie Kenline, Tennessee Tech 11/3 - Kayleah Sauer, Murray State 11/10 - Kayleah Sauer, Murray State 11/17 - Kayleah Sauer, Murray State

9/1 - Brooke Schumacher, Jacksonville St. 9/8 - Kappy Lang, Tennessee Tech 9/15 - Alyssa Aston, Southeast Missouri 9/22 - Kappy Lang, Tennessee Tech 9/29 - Kappy Lang, Tennessee Tech 10/6 - Kappy Lang, Tennessee Tech 10/13 - Kappy Lang, Tennessee Tech 10/20 - Jade Guo, Murray State 10/27 - Kappy Lang, Tennessee Tech 11/3 - Jade Guo, Murray State - Sarah Barth, Southeast Missouri 11/10 - Jade Guo, Murray State 11/17 - Jade Guo, Murray State - Sarah Barth, Southeast Missouri

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2008 OVC Leaders 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Team Leaders Hitting Percentage

Assists

Service Aces

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Team K E TA Pct 1. Austin Peay.................. 1685....... 600...... 4717..... .230 2. Murray State................ 1545....... 571...... 4440..... .219 3. Tennessee Tech..........1571..... 655.....4240... .216 4. Morehead State........... 1535....... 621...... 4267..... .214 5. Southeast Missouri...... 1253....... 497...... 3738..... .202 6. UT Martin..................... 1385....... 669...... 4390..... .163 7. Tennessee State........... 1223....... 649...... 3673..... .156 8. Jacksonville State......... 1368....... 742...... 4122..... .152 9. Eastern Illinois............. 1017....... 578...... 3388..... .130 10. Eastern Kentucky........ 1080....... 616...... 3686..... .126

Team GP K Avg/S 1. Morehead State.........................110.........1535....13.95 2. Austin Peay................................122.........1685....13.81 3. Tennessee Tech.....................117...... 1571. 13.43 4. Murray State..............................119.........1545....12.98 5. Southeast Missouri....................98...........1253....12.79 6. Jacksonville State.......................107.........1368....12.79 7. Tennessee State.........................103.........1223....11.87 8. UT Martin...................................123.........1385....11.26 9. Eastern Illinois...........................95...........1017....10.71 10. Eastern Kentucky......................107.........1080....10.09

Team GP AST Avg/S 1. Austin Peay.......................... 122.......... 1571........12.88 2. Morehead State................... 110.......... 1408........12.80 3. Tennessee Tech.................117........ 1453.... 12.42 4. Jacksonville State................. 107.......... 1287........12.03 5. Southeast Missouri.............. 98............ 1164........11.88 6. Murray State........................ 119.......... 1396........11.73 7. Tennessee State................... 103.......... 1102........10.70 8. UT Martin............................. 123.......... 1276........10.37 9. Eastern Illinois..................... 95............ 943............9.93 10. Eastern Kentucky................ 107.......... 991............9.26

Team BS BA TOT Avg/S 1. Morehead State................... 52.......370... 237.0....2.15 2. Tennessee Tech.................93..... 266...226.0.. 1.93 3. Murray State........................ 73.......278... 212.0....1.78 4. Tennessee State................... 59.......229... 173.5....1.68 5. Southeast Missouri.............. 56.......208... 160.0....1.63 6. UT Martin............................. 26.......339... 195.5....1.59 7. Jacksonville State................. 75.......188... 169.0....1.58 8. Austin Peay.......................... 39.......262... 170.0....1.39 9. Eastern Illinois..................... 35......192... 131.0....1.38 10. Eastern Kentucky................ 41.......203... 142.5....1.33

Team GP SA Avg/S 1. Austin Peay.................................. 122........ 186......1.52 2. Morehead State........................... 110........ 163......1.48 3. Jacksonville State......................... 107........ 136......1.27 4. Tennessee Tech....................... 117...... 142... 1.21 5. UT Martin..................................... 123........ 131......1.07 6. Eastern Illinois............................. 95.......... 99........1.04 7. Tennessee State........................... 103........ 105......1.02 8. Southeast Missouri...................... 98.......... 98........1.00 9. Eastern Kentucky......................... 107........ 105......0.98 10. Murray State............................... 119........ 105......0.88

Team GP DIGS Avg/S 1. Austin Peay..............................122.........2159.....17.70 2. Murray State............................119.........2079.....17.47 3. Southeast Missouri..................98...........1702.....17.37 4. Morehead State.......................110.........1906.....17.33 5. Jacksonville State.....................107.........1750.....16.36 6. Tennessee Tech................... 117....... 1778.. 15.20 7. Tennessee State.......................103.........1565.....15.19 8. Eastern Illinois.........................95 ..........1424.....14.99 9. UT Martin.................................123.........1815.....14.76 10. Eastern Kentucky....................107.........1524.....14.24

2008 Ohio Valley Conference Individual Leaders Hitting Percentage

Assists

Service Aces

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Player K E TA Pct 1. HAYDEN, Sara-MUR.............290..... 67........663.......336 2. ASPLUND, Jessica-TTU..... 201....58......451... .317 3. DISTLER, Kirstin-APSU.........300..... 80........779.......282 4. WILBURN, Britany-UTM......245..... 81........583.......281 5. PEAK, Erin-MOR..................244..... 86........575.......275 6. MOLLMAN, Jessica-APSU....381..... 146......857.......274 7. BULLOCK, Caitlin-TTU...... 251....100....585... .258 8. KRAJNAK, Katy-JSU.............131..... 36........370.......257 9. DOHERTY, Ashley-UTM........198..... 68........517.......251 10. HUGHES, Emily-SEMO.......192..... 61........528.......248

Player SP K Avg/G 1. WHITTEN, Brittney-JSU..............107.........418........3.91 2. LOESCHER, Lindsey-EKU.............101.........371........3.67 3. VORBECK, Caitlin-JSU.................107.........390........3.64 4. LOWE, Caitlin-TSU......................103.........362........3.51 5. CHAMPINE, Stephanie-APSU......119.........405........3.40 6. DOSCHER, Ashley-MOR..............110.........366........3.33 7. CRAVEN, Kaitlin-MOR.................110.........360........3.27 8. KEATON, Claire-SEMO.................98...........313........3.19 9. MEFFERT, Leah-TTU..............113...... 359..... 3.18 10. MOLLMAN, Jessica-APSU.........122.........381........3.12

Player SP AST Avg/G 1. LANG, Kappy-TTU.............117........ 1,274... 10.89 2. BARTH, Sarah-SEMO............ 81............ 785............9.69 3. GUO, Jade-MUR.................... 119.......... 1,123.........9.44 4. HENDLE, Kate-EKU............... 65............ 599............9.22 5. STEINBECK, Emily-UTM........ 104.......... 879............8.45 6. DETERDING, Hannah-EIU...... 85............ 685............8.06 7. SHUMACHER, Brooke-JSU..... 103.......... 783............7.60 8. BARBOUR, Katelyn-MOR...... 110.......... 752............6.84 9. ALISALEH, Sarah-APSU........ 116.......... 747............6.44 10. P-CALLAZO, Yamari, TSU..... 99............ 622............6.28

Player BS BA TOT Avg/G 1. KEOUGH, Emma-MOR.......... 15.......96..... 111.......1.01 2. PEAK, Erin-MOR................... 17.......87..... 104.......0.95 3. ASPLUND, Jessica-TTU.......22..... 74.....96......0.82 4. EVANS, Holly-MOR............... 8.........78..... 86.........0.78 5. WILBURN, Britany-UTM....... 8.........86..... 94.........0.76 6. BULLOCK, Caitlin-TTU........32..... 54.....86......0.74 7. HUGHES, Emily-SEMO.......... 15.......55..... 70.........0.74 8. SKINNER, Taylor-APSU.......... 14.......57..... 71.........0.74 9. NENNINGER, Ashley-MUR.... 12.......71..... 83.........0.72 10. DOHERTY, ASHLEY-UTM..... 4.........64..... 68.........0.68

Player SP SA Avg/G 1. ALISALEH, Sarah-APSU................ 116........ 60........0.52 2. HARKINS, Lauren-JSU................... 107........ 32........0.30 3. SCHOO, Kristina-MOR................... 110........ 32........0.29 4. BRANGERS, Kirstie-MOR............... 110........ 31........0.28 5. PEAK, Erin-MOR........................... 110........ 29........0.26 6. GRANTHAM, Kayla-APSU.............. 119........ 31........0.26 7. VORBECK, Caitlin-JSU................... 107........ 27........0.25 8. BENACKA, Kelly-SEMO.................. 80.......... 20........0.25 9. LANG, Kappy-TTU................... 117...... 28..... 0.24 10. BOYLAN, Shaina-EIU.................. 59.......... 14........0.24

Player SP DIGS Avg/G 1. KENLINE, Katie-TTU............ 116....... 558...... 4.81 2. O’CONNOR, Abby-EKU..............107.........515.........4.81 3. SCHOO, Kristina-MOR...............110.........518.........4.71 4. DAVIS, Molly-SEMO..................97...........447.........4.61 5. HARKINS, Lauren-JSU...............107.........482.........4.50 6. SAUER, Kayleah-MUR...............119.........524.........4.40 7. FRENS, Caroline-APSU..............114.........490.........4.30 8. BOYLAN, Shaina-EIU................59...........249.........4.22 9. WHITTEN, Brittney-JSU............107.........433.........4.05 10. MUGLER, Alison-MUR............119.........440.........3.70

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all-time participants

Asplund

Church

Cannon Cannon

Hagovsky

A

Janet Allen, 1986 Terri Allen, 1975-77 Debbie Askew, 1985-86 Heather Asplund, 2009 Jessica Asplund, 2005-08

Kara Gilbert, 1999-02 Pam Goldensoph, 1994-97 Molly Graham, 1985-86 Kelsey Gray, 2009 Karen Greenlee, 1975 Kim Grizzle, 1975

B

H

Lillian Bailey, 1978-79 Sandra Beard, 1975 Pat Bell, 1975 Kristin Benjamin, 1998 Alison Berry, 1994-97 Brandy Best, 1996, 1998 Emily Bible, 1991-93 Amanda Bilbrey, 1993 Sherry Billingsby, 1980-81 Pam Birchfield, 1978-79 Patsy Bow, 1974 Becky Brashears, 1992 Tia Brenning, 2000, 2004 Cathy Brown, 1982-83 Tina Buckles, 1974-75 Caitlin Bullock, 2005-08 Debbie Bumpas, 1974 Sue Burcham, 1978 Stephanie Busch, 1997-00 Stacey Butts, 2009 -

C King

Hasselbring

Mona Callis, 1982-83 Jennifer Cannon, 1989-91 Kelly Cannon, 2003- 04 Aprel Carver, 1988 Vicky Chandler, 1976 Brenda Choate, 1974 Madison Comperry, 2009 Lori Conrad, 1987 Cara (Church) Craig, 1984-87 Teresa Craig, 2006 Rachael Crossgrove, 1997-00 Melanie Culp, 2007 -

D Johnson

Lang Elsea

Raczak

Slagle

Cindy Dahlgren, 1979 Michelle Dennis, 1993-94 Jessica Dickerson, 2005 Cyrelle Dillon, 1994-1995 Monica Dimmett, 1981-84 Lisa Dissel, 1996-1999 Sarah Dolle, 2006 Susie Downing, 1986 Lyndsay Downs, 1995-96 Alesia Draper, 1979 Angie Duncan, 1983-86 Jennifer Dunn, 1999-02 Katrina Dvorken, 2009 -

E

Debbie Elliott, 1977 Ann Elsea, 1977-80 Liz Engel, 2001-04

F

Meredith Ferlic, 1995-98 Fran Flatt, 2005-07 Judy Flatt, 1975-77 Triko

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Tunnell

G

Pauletta Garrett, 1979 Angie Gentry, 1988 Jessica Gerken, 1994-95 Abby Gilbert, 1997-00

Sarah Hagovsky, 1996-99 Terri Hall, 1974 Tammy Hargis, 1991 Karen Harris, 1975-77 Corinne Hasselbring, 1992-95 Katrina Hendrix, 1982-85 Suzanne Hensley, 1975-77 Peggy Howard, 1976 Lucretia Huffines, 1979-80 Angie Hughes, 1988-90

I

Becky (Murray) Isom, 1985-88

J

Samantha Patrick, 1998-99 Sharon Payne, 1977-79 Marie Peddicord, 2007 Julie Pemberton, 1977 Sally Perkins, 2001 Courtney Perry, 2002-03 Laura Pierce, 2007 Melissa Poff, 1998-99 Jackie Poindexter, 1979-82 Lori Pomeroy, 1989-92 Karen Pressley, 1987-90

Q

Lynn Queen, 1976-77

R

Missy Raczak, 1990-93 Cathy Rajkowski, 1987 Alicia Reece, 1991-94 Jenny Carr-Rice, 1996-98, 2000 Valeria Russell, 1973-74

S

Kristen Kastner, 2001-04 Katie Kenline, 2006 Kari Keyser, 1993-94 Lisa King, 1977-80 Lynn Kirkpatrick, 1976 Katherine Koshakji, 1981 Annette Kupka, 2000-03

Alysson Sanders, 2008 Karen Scott, 1984 Diane Seng, 1997-99 Jessica Seyfert, 2002-05 Sara Shanks, 2006 Laura Sidorowicz, 2001-04 Carrie Slagle, 1992-95 Mickey Smith, 1980-81 Pam Smith, 1973 Karri Spady, 1993 Holly Spencer, 1992 Angie Stephens, 1991 Marcia Stephens, 1977 Maggie Stern, 1999-02

L

T

Dawn Jobe, 1988-89 Brynn Johnson, 2008 Vanessa Johnson, 1980-83 Becky Jones, 1978

K

Dorothea La-Fleuer, 1981-84 Katherine “Kappy” Lang, 2005-08 Gina Lee, 1978-81 Kristy Lee, 1991 Angie Leonard, 1983 Amanda Lindgren, 2006 Erin Lynn, 2006 - 07

M

Dee Dee Malone, 1988-90 Loretta Marlow, 1975-77 Melanie Marshall, 1986-89 Michelle McGee, 2001 Leah Meffert, 2007 Rachel Melchiorre, 1994-97 Carrie Jo Meyer 2002 Nancy Meyer 2002-05 Mandy Miller, 1995-98 Anne Morrow 2002-05 Caroline Murphy, 1993-96 Barbara Muse, 1973 Andrea Myers, 1986

N

Anne Norman, 1973, 1975-76 Julie Norman, 1978-79

O

Kathy Ochs, 1980-83 Karen O’Connor, 1990 Kim Ohmstede, 1989-90 Liz Ortegal, 1997-99

P

Kim Panozzo, 1992-95

Jennifer Thomas, 1991 Vicki Thompson, 1975 Brenda Tollett, 1973 Bilyana Triko, 1986-89 Kim Tunnell, 1982-85 Jenny (Pruett) Turner, 1984-87 Jill Turner, 1991-1992 Laura Tyburski, 2003-06

U

Dinah Upchurch, 1977

V

Lauren Viney, 2000-01

W

Mary Lee Waddle, 1975 Sarah Wasserman, 2000-01 Veronica Whittington, 2005-06 Katheryn Williams, 2005 Kendra Wilmoth, 1985-88 Inka Winningham, 1977-80 Amanda Wolfard, 2003-06 Tina Wyatt, 1974

Y

Claire Yonatas, 2004-05

Z

Bonnie Zoss, 1989-92

Bold indicates current players

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golden eagle honors Academic All-America Angie Duncan, 1985-86 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 Diane Seng, 2000 Anne Morrow, 2005

Kim Tunnell, 1985 Katrina Hendrix, 1985 Angie Duncan, 1984, 1986 Monica Dimmett, 1983 Vanessa Johnson, 1982-83

Academic All-District IV Angie Duncan, 1984-86 Rachel Melchiorre, 1995-97 Diane Seng, 2000 Kara Gilbert, 2001, 2002 Anne Morrow, 2004, 2005 Teresa Craig, 2008

OVC Tournament MVP Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 Kappy Lang, 2008

Angie Duncan was a two-time Academic All-America selection.

AVCA All-Region 6 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 OVC Player of the Year Leah Meffert, 2008 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986 (Southern Division) Kim Tunnell, 1985

Maggie Stern, 1999-2002 Lisa Dissel, 1998-99 Stephanie Busch, 1997-2000 Allison Berry, 1997 Rachel Melchiorre, 1995-97 Carrie Slagle, 1994 Michelle Dennis, 1993-94 Bonnie Zoss, 1991-92 Karen Pressley, 1990 Dee Dee Malone, 1990 Melanie Marshall, 1988-89 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986-88 Angie Duncan, 1986 Kim Tunnell, 1985 Monica Dimmett, 1984 Dorothea La-Fleuer, 1984

OVC Defensive Player of the Year Katie Kenline, 2008 All-OVC (named since 1984) Leah Meffert, 2008 (1st team) Kappy Lang, 2008 (1st team) Katie Kenline (2nd team) Jessica Asplund (2nd team) Leah Meffert, 2007 (2nd team) Katie Kenline, 2007 (2nd team) Anne Morrow, 2005 Annette Kupka, 2003

OVC All-Tournament (named since 1982) Kappy Lang, 2008 Leah Meffert, 2008 Amanda Lindgren, 2008 Kappy Lang, 2007 Stephanie Busch, 1997 Lisa Dissel, 1997 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 Michelle Dennis, 1993 Karen Pressley, 1990 Melanie Marshalll, 1989 Jenny (Pruett) Turner, 1987 Bilyana Triko, 1986, 1989 Cara (Church) Craig, 1987 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986, 1988

OVC Newcomer of the Year Leah Meffert, 2007 OVC All-Freshman/Newcomer Leah Meffert, 2007 Amanda Lindgren, 2006 Katie Kenline, 2006 Anne Morrow 2002 Maggie Stern, 1999 Stephanie Busch, 1997 Lisa Dissel, 1996 Meredith Ferlic, 1995 Mandy Miller, 1995 Rachel Melchiorre, 1994 Cyrelle Dillon, 1994 Michelle Dennis, 1993 Caroline Murphy, 1993 Emily Bible, 1991 Bonnie Zoss, 1989 Jennifer Cannon, 1989 Dee Dee Malone, 1988

OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2008-09 (7) Teresa Craig * Melanie Culp Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren * Marie Peddicord * Laura Pierce Alysson Sanders 2007-08 (8)

Teresa Craig Melanie Culp Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren Erin Lynn Marie Peddicord Kim Rutherford

2006-2007 (7)

Teresa Craig Sarah Dolle Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren Sara Shanks Amanda Wolfard

2005-2006 (8)

Jessica Asplund Jessica Dickerson Sarah Dolle Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Jessica Seyfert Anne Morrow Amanda Wolfard

2004-2005 (7)

Liz Engel Kristen Kastner Anne Morrow Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz Amanda Wolfard Claire Yonatas

2003-2004 (9)

Liz Engel Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Anne Morrow Nancy Meyer Courtney Perry Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz Amanda Wolfard

2002-2003 (10) Jen Dunn Liz Engel Kara Gilbert Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Nancy Meyer Anne Morrow Courtney Perry Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz

2001-2002 (7)

Jen Dunn Liz Engel Kara Gilbert Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Laura Sidorowicz Sarah Wasserman

2000-2001 (5)

Stephanie Busch Jen Dunn Kara Gilbert Annette Kupka Jennifer Carr-Rice

1999-2000 (6)

Stephanie Busch Jennifer Carr Jen Dunn Kara Gilbert Sarah Hagovsky Diane Seng

1998-1999 (5)

Rachel Crossgrove Meredith Ferlic Sarah Hogovsky Mandy Miller Diane Seng

1997-1998 (7)

Alison Berry Meredith Ferlic Pam Goldensoph Sarah Hagovsky Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Diane Seng

1996-1997 (9) Alison Berry Jenny Carr Lyndsay Downs

Meredith Ferlic Pam Goldensoph Sarah Hagovsky Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Caroline Murphy

Missy Raczak Alicia Reece Carrie Slagle

1995-1996 (8)

1991-1992 (3)

Lyndsay Downs Meredith Ferlic Jess Gerken Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Caroline Murphy Kim Panozzo

1994-1995 (8)

Michelle Dennis Jess Gerken Pam Goldensoph Rachel Melchiorre Caroline Murphy Kim Panozzo Alicia Reece Carrie Slagle

1993-94 (5)

1992-1993 (1) Missy Raczak

Tammy Hargis Missy Raczak Bonnie Zoss

1990-1991 (3)

Angie Hughes Dee Dee Malone Karen Pressley

1989-1990 (4)

Dee Dee Malone Kim Ohmstede Karen Pressley Bilyana Triko * denotes Medal of Honor recipient

Amanda Bilbrey Michelle Dennis

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Golden Eagle honors Double Grand Club Players with more than 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs Player Becky (Murray) Isom Melanie Marshall Bilyana Triko Karen Presley Rachel Melchiorre Lisa Dissel Maggie Stern Laura Sidorowicz Kappy Lang

Years 1985-88 1986-89 1986-89 1987-90 1994-97 1996-99 1999-02 2001-04 2005-08

Kills 1,158 1,062 1,097 1,072 1,662 1,216 1,388 1,406 5,084 *

Digs 1,200 1,472 1,014 1,092 1,586 1,464 1,514 1,147 1,240

Kappy Lang became the ninth member of the Double Grand Club when she added the 1,000 assists and 1,000 digs section. She finished her career as the Tech alltime assists leader.

* Kappy Lang added a wing of the Double-Grand club with over 1,000 assists and 1,000 digs.

Maggie Stern

Lisa Dissel

Rachel Melchiorre

Karen Presley

Bilyana Triko

Melanie Marshall

Becky Isom

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. The list is updated through the Spring of 2009. The number in parentheses indicates the number of semesters each athlete was included: Jessica Asplund (4) Janice Barr (2) Alison Berry (8) Brandy Best (2) Emily Bible (1) Amanda Bilbrey (1) Tia Brenning (1) Caitlin Bullock (2) Stephanie Busch (1) Kelly Cannon (6) Teresa Craig (6) Rachael Crossgrove (1) Melanie Culp (4)

Michelle Dennis (3) Jessica Dickerson (2) Lisa Dissel (2) Sarah Dolle (4) Lyndsay Downs (5) Jen Dunn (7) Liz Engel (7) Meredith Ferlic (8) Fran Flatt (7) Jess Gerken (4) Abby Gilbert (2) Kara Gilbert (8) Pam Goldensoph (7)

Sarah Hagovsky (6) Tammy Hargis (2) Corinne Hasselbring (1) Angie Hughes (3) Becky Isom (1) Kristen Kastner (9) Katie Kenline (1) Kari Keyser (1) Annette Kupka (7) Kappy Lang (8) Kristy Lee (1) Amanda Lindgren (5) Erin Lynn (3)

Most Wins (279) in school history Sharron Bilbrey took over the head coaching post at Tech in 1979 and led the Golden Eagles through 15 seasons, the longest tenure of six TTU volleyball coaches. Bilbrey’s teams won 279 matches during her career, including a school-record 31 victories in 1983 when the team was 31-9. In 11 years of conference play, her teams were 93-63 against league opponents.

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Dee Dee Malone (5) Melanie Marshall (4) Leah Meffert (1) Rachel Melchiorre (10) Cari Jo Meyer (1) Nancy Meyer (6) Mandy Miller (8) Anne Morrow (8) Caroline Murphy (5) Kim Ohmstede (2) Kim Panozzo (6) Marie Peddicord (4) Courtney Perry (4)

Laura Pierce (2) Karen Presley (5) Missy Raczak (3) Alicia Reece (4) Jenny (Carr) Rice (8) Kimberly Rutherford (1) Alysson Sanders (2) Jessica Seyfert (8) Diane Seng (6) Sara Shanks (2) Laura Sidorowicz (6) Carrie Slagle (6) Karri Spady (1)

Maggie Stern (2) Bilyana Triko (3) Laura Tyburski (3) Sarah Wasserman (4) Kendra Wilmoth (1) Veronica Whittington (4) Katherine Williams (1) Amanda Wolfard (8) Claire Yonutas (3) Bonnie Zoss (5)

Tech’s First OVC Coach of the Year Jennie Gilbert was Tech’s head volleyball coach from 1994 through 2002. She was named OVC Coach of the Year in 1997 when the Golden Eagles captured the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and played in the NCAA Tournament. Her teams won a total of 126 matches. In the 2008 season, current head coach John Blair became TTU’s second OVC Coach of the Year.

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individual records-IN A match MOST KILLS Kills per set 8.33, Laura Sidorowicz vs. UT Martin, 2003 8.00, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1996 8.00, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 Total kills... (in five sets) 32, Laura Sidorowicz at Murray State, 2004 30, Leah Meffert vs. Tennessee State, 2007 30, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1995 (in four sets) 30, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 28, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Liberty, 2004 28, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Chattanooga, 1997 28, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Georgetown, 1997 (in three sets) 25, Laura Sidorowicz vs.UT Martin, 2003 24, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1996 24, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001

Melanie Marshall ranked twice among national leaders in digs.

MOST ATTACKS

(in three sets) 56, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1994 52, Sarah Hagovsky vs. UT Martin, 1996 49, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1993

Attacks per set 19.6, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 19.2, Becky Isom vs. Cincinnati, 1988 18.8, Lisa Dissel vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998

MOST SERVICE ACES

Total Attacks... (in five sets) 100, Leah Meffert vs. Tennessee State, 2007 96, Becky Isom vs. Cincinnati, 1988 94, Lisa Dissel vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 (in four sets) 74, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 72, Anne Morrow at Murray State, 2005 71, Anne Morrow vs. Southeast Missouri, 2004 71, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Austin Peay, 1996 (in three sets) 59, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 56, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2003 54, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Belmont, 2003 54, Lisa Dissel vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 54, Anne Morrow vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2005

Service aces per set 2.67, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Tennessee State, 1995 2.50, Mandy Miller vs. Tennessee State, 1995 2.33, Kim Tunnell vs. Chattanooga, 1985

MOST ASSISTS Assists per set 18.7, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1994 17.7, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Austin Peay, 1996 16.6, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 Total Assists... (in five sets) 83, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 76, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 70, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Morehead State, 1998 (in four sets) 70, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Austin Peay, 1996 65, Kappy Lang vs. Austin Peay, 2007 65, Kappy Lang vs. UT Martin, 2007 65, Kappy Lang vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006

Total Service Aces... (in five sets) 9, Lori Pomeroy vs. Alabama, 1990 8, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1997 7, Kari Keyser vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1993 7, Kendra Wilmoth vs. Mississippi, 1988 (in four sets) 7, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1995 6, Lori Pomeroy vs. New Orleans, 1990 6, Kendra Wilmoth vs. Evansville, 1987 6, Angie Duncan vs. Tulsa, 1985 6, Maggie Stern vs. Army, 2000 6, Amanda Lindgren vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 (in three sets) 8, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Tennessee State, 1995 7, Kim Tunnell vs. Chattanooga, 1985 6, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Wichita State, 1996 6, Pam Goldensoph vs. Cincinnati, 1995 6, Kim Ohmstede vs. Alabama, 1989 6, Monica Dimmett vs. Western Carolina, 1983 MOST DIGS Digs per set 14.00, Meredith Ferlic vs. Austin Peay, 1996 10.50, Laura Tyburski at Murray State, 2005 10.33, Jennifer Cannon vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1991 10.33, Michelle Dennis vs. Chattanooga 1993

Stephanie Busch holds the Golden Eagle record for most total blocks in a career at 548.

Caroline Murphy holds TTU records in both total assists and assists per set.

Total Digs... (in five sets) 50, Katie Kenline vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2006 44, Katie Kenline at UT-Chattanooga, 2007 43, Katie Kenline vs. Tennessee State, 2007 (in four sets) 52, Meredith Ferlic vs. Austin Peay, 1996 42, Laura Tyburski at Morehead State, 2005 41, Katie Kenline vs. Morehead State, 2008 (in three sets) 33, Katie Kenline vs. Austin Peay, 2008 31, Michelle Dennis vs. Chattanooga, 1993 31, Jennifer Cannon vs. E. Kentucky, 1991 28, Meredith Ferlic vs. MTSU, 1998 MOST BLOCKS Blocks per set 3.65, Pam Goldensoph vs. Western Kentucky, 1994 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Mississippi State, 1998 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Middle Tennessee, 1999 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Morehead State, 2000 Total Blocks... (in five sets) 14, Stephanie Busch vs. Eastern Illinois, 1999 13, Annette Kupka vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 12, Stephanie Busch vs. Murray State, 1998 12, Stephanie Busch vs. Xavier, 1997 (in four sets) 12, Annette Kupka vs. Morehead State, 2003 11, Pam Goldensoph vs. Western Kentucky, 1994 11, Stephanie Busch vs. Belmont, 2000 (in three sets) 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Mississippi State, 1998 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Middle Tennessee, 1999 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Morehead State, 2000

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individual records-IN A season Sets Played 1. Becky Isom...........................................135...................1988 Kendra Wilmoth...................................135...................1988 3. Melanie Marshall.................................133...................1988 Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rachel Melchiorre................................592...................1997 Leah Meffert........................................548...................2007 Michelle Dennis....................................505...................1993 Kim Tunnell..........................................498...................1985 Anne Morrow.......................................465...................2005

Kills per set 1. Kim Tunnell.........................................5.05...................1984 2. Rachel Melchiorre...............................4.77...................1997 3. Kim Tunnell.........................................4.74...................1985 4. Laura Sidorowicz.................................4.42...................2003 5. Maggie Stern.......................................4.29...................2001 Attacks 1. Leah Meffert.....................................1,537...................2007 2. Anne Morrow....................................1,512...................2005 3. Rachel Melchiorre.............................1,470...................1997 4. Amanda Lindgren.............................1,315...................2007 5. Michelle Dennis.................................1,267...................1993 Hitting Percentage 1. Jessica Asplund....................................341...................2007 2. Kim Tunnell..........................................332...................1985 3. Jessica Asplund.............................317.............. 2008 4. Kim Tunnell..........................................316...................1984 5. Carrie Slagle.........................................307...................1994 Service Aces 1. Rachel Melchiorre..................................71...................1995 2. Rachel Melchiorre..................................65...................1997 3. Mona Callis.............................................57...................1983 4. Lori Pomeroy..........................................52...................1990 5. Dee Dee Malone.....................................51...................1989 Dorothea LaFleuer..................................51...................1984 Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mandy Miller ranks on the alltime ace list and holds match ace records.

Rachel Melchiorre holds several single season records.

Blocks Solo 1. Vanessa Johnson....................................68...................1982 2. Annette Kupka.......................................60...................2003 3. Vanessa Johnson....................................55...................1983 4. Bonnie Zoss............................................50...................1991 Bilyana Triko...........................................50...................1986 Block Assists 1. Stephanie Busch...................................133...................1997 2. Stephanie Busch...................................116...................1998 3. Annette Kupka.....................................111...................2003 4. Annette Kupka.....................................104...................2002 5. Bonnie Zoss..........................................102...................1990

Katie Kenline........................................755...................2007 Katie Kenline........................................572...................2006 Rachel Melchiorre................................571...................1997 Melanie Marshall.................................570...................1988 Meredith Ferlic.....................................566...................1998

Sarah Hagovsky was among Tech’s best setters.

Total Blocks 1. Annette Kupka.....................................171...................2003 2. Stephanie Busch...................................157...................1997 3. Stephanie Busch...................................135...................1998 Bonnie Zoss..........................................135...................1990 5. Bonnie Zoss..........................................132...................1992

An incredible blocker, Vanessa Johnson played from 19801983 and in only three years set the Golden Eagle solo block record with 179. Her 68 solo blocks in a season during 1982 also are a single season record.

Assists 1. Kappy Lang.......................................1,585...................2007 2. Kappy Lang...............................1,274.............. 2008 3. Caroline Murphy................................1,260...................1993 4. Kappy Lang.......................................1,190...................2006 5. Caroline Murphy................................1,122...................1994

Digs per set 1. Katie Kenline.......................................5.90...................2007 2. Katie Kenline.......................................5.40...................2006 3. Meredith Ferlic....................................5.19...................1998 4. Jennifer Cannon..................................4.89...................1991 5. Laura Tyburski.....................................4.83...................2005

Assists per set 1. Kappy Lang.......................................12.38...................2007 2. Kappy Lang.......................................11.23...................2006 3. Monica Dimmett...............................10.97...................1984 4. Kappy Lang...............................10.80.............. 2008 5. Lauren Viney.....................................10.22...................2001

Annette Kupka set the season mark for blocks in 2003 with 171 total blocks, which led the OVC. She also led the nation in solo blocks.

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Meredith Ferlic ranked first in the nation in digs as a junior.

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individual records-IN A career Sets Played 1. Bilyana Triko....................................488..................1986-89 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................476..................1989-92 3. Kappy Lang..............................463.............. 2005-08 4. Caitlin Bullock..........................446.............. 2005-08 5. Rachel Melchiorre...........................439..................1994-97 Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rachel Melchiorre........................1,662..................1994-97 Laura Sidorowicz..........................1,406..................2001-04 Maggie Stern................................1,388..................1999-02 Anne Morrow...............................1,355..................2002-05 Vanessa Johnson..........................1,259..................1980-83

Kills per set 1. Maggie Stern..................................3.88..................1999-02 2. Rachel Melchiorre..........................3.78..................1994-97 3. Laura Sidorowicz............................3.64..................2001-04 4. Michelle Dennis..............................3.53..................1993-94 5. Anne Morrow.................................3.28..................2002-05 Attacks 1. Rachel Melchiorre........................4,453..................1994-97 2. Anne Morrow...............................4,241..................2002-05 3. Laura Sidorowicz..........................4,044..................2001-04 4. Maggie Stern................................3,700..................1999-02 5. Lisa Dissel.....................................3,646..................1996-99 Service Aces 1. Rachel Melchiorre...........................229..................1994-97 2. Monica Dimmett.............................145..................1981-84 3. Katrina Hendrix...............................143..................1982-85 4. Bilyana Triko....................................136..................1986-89 5. Cara Church.....................................131..................1984-87 Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Katie Kenline......................... 1,885.......2006-present Rachel Melchiorre........................1,586..................1994-97 Maggie Stern................................1,514..................1999-02 Laura Tyburski..............................1,501..................2003-06 Melanie Marshall.........................1,472..................1986-89 Meredith Ferlic.............................1,472..................1996-99

Digs per set 1. Maggie Stern..................................4.17..................1999-02 2. Michelle Dennis..............................3.88..................1993-94 3. Laura Tyburski................................3.88..................2003-05 4. Meredith Ferlic...............................3.79..................1996-99 5. Lisa Dissel.......................................3.65..................1996-99 Blocks Solo 1. Vanessa Johnson.............................179..................1980-83 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................155..................1989-92 3. Bilyana Triko....................................137..................1986-89 Block Assists 1. Stephanie Busch..............................446..................1997-00 2. Annette Kupka................................349 .................2000-03 3. Bonnie Zoss.....................................330..................1989-92 4. Maggie Stern...................................278..................1999-02 5. Pam Goldensoph.............................248..................1994-97

Karen Presley was among the top hitters in the OVC during her TTU career.

Caitlin Bullock ranks fourth all-time in career sets played. She was a staple on the 2008 OVC championship team.

Total Blocks 1. Stephanie Busch..............................548..................1997-00 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................485..................1989-92 3. Annette Kupka................................442..................2000-03 4. Bilyana Triko....................................353..................1986-89 5. Carrie Slagle....................................331..................1992-95

Kappy Lang took over the career assists record after only her junior season.

Assists 1. Kappy Lang........................... 5,084.............. 2005-08 2. Caroline Murphy...........................3,537..................1993-96 3. Monica Dimmett..........................3,421..................1981-84 4. Dee Dee Malone...........................3,202..................1988-90 5. Jenny Turner.................................2,870..................1984-87

Golden Eagle Team Records Most Kills In a match: 96 vs. Eastern Illinois in 1997 In a season: 1,988 in 1997 Kills per game/Season: 15.53 in 1997

Most Assists In a match: 89 vs. Eastern Illinois in 1997 In a season: 1,843 in 2007 Assists per game/season: 14.4 in 2007

Most Total Attacks In a match: 269 vs. Eastern Kentucky in 2006 In a season: 5,684 in 2007 Total Attacks per game: 50.2 in 2002

Most Total Blocks In a match: 28 vs. Morehead State in 2003 In a season: 356 in 2003 Blocks per game/season: 3.32 in 2003

Highest Hitting Percentage In a match: .535 vs. Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: .243 in 1997

Most Block Solos In a match: 11 vs. Memphis in 2007 In a season: 302 in 2003

Most Errors In a match: 41 at Appalachian State in 2005 In a season: 775 in 2007

Most Block Assists In a match: 35 vs. SEMO in 2001 In a season: 406 in 2001

Most Service Aces In a match: 20 vs. Eastern Kentucky in 1993 In a season: 262 in 1997 Aces per game/season: 2.05 in 1997

Fewest Kills Allowed In a match: 11 by Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: 1098 in 1996

Most Digs In a match: 140 vs. Southern Miss. in 1988 In a season: 2,518 in 2007 Digs per game/season: 19.7 in 2007

Lowest Hitting Percentage Allowed In a match: -.185 by Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: .181 in 2000 Fewest Total Blocks Allowed In a match: 0.0 by Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: 124 in 1995

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Golden Eagles year-by-year Year

OVERALL OVC ONLY W L Pct. W L Marynell Meadors 1975 25 15 .625 Totals 25 15 .625

Pct.

1976 1977 Totals

11 17 28

25 14 39

Tina Buckles .306 .548 .418

1978 Totals

9 9

22 22

Judy Murray .290 .290

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Totals

16 27 13 29 31 17 22 20 13 14 19 19 8 10 21 279

20 19 18 16 9 12 9 17 19 21 17 15 24 22 14 252

Sharron Bilbrey .444 .587 .419 .664 .775 18 3 .586 10 3 .710 10 3 .541 10 3 .406 8 6 .400 6 6 .528 6 6 .559 7 5 .250 4 10 .313 4 12 .600 10 6 .525 93 63

.857 .769 .769 .769 .571 .500 .500 .583 .286 .250 .625 .596

1994 16 1995 15 1996 10 1997* # 23 1998 22 1999 13 2000 11 2001 8 2002 8 Totals 126

17 15 19 10 7 13 15 16 18 130

Jennie Gilbert .485 .500 .345 .697 .759 .500 .423 .333 .308 .492

7 10 5 14 14 11 4 3 5 73

9 6 13 4 4 7 12 13 11 79

.437 .625 .278 .778 .778 .611 .250 .188 .313 .480

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008* # Totals

10 12 7 12 18 19 78

19 16 22 17 15 13 102

John Blair .344 .429 .241 .414 .546 .594 .433

5 7 3 8 11 14 48

11 9 13 8 9 4 54

.312 .438 .188 .500 .550 .778 .478

All-Time 604

560

.519

214

196

.522

* Denotes OVC Champion # Denotes OVC tournament champion

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Six years before the university elevated the volleyball program to varsity status, the 1969 Intercollegiate Volleyball Team won the state championship, coached by Marynell Meadors. Now in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, Meadors was instrumental in initiating the first varsity team, which began intercollegiate competition in 1975. 1975 Coach: Marynell Meadors Record: 25-15 Match results unavailable 1976 Coach: Tina Buckles Record: 11-25 Match results unavailable 1977 Coach: Tina Buckles Record: 17-14 Memphis State................................................L..................1-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-3 Carson-Newman.............................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-0 Kentucky.........................................................W.................2-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 SW Baptist......................................................W.................2-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Lambuth.........................................................W.................2-0 SW Baptist......................................................W.................2-0 Memphis State................................................W.................2-1 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi.......................................................L..................0-2 Louisiana State................................................L..................0-2 Ark-Little Rock................................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W ................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................2-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-2 East Tennessee................................................W ................2-1 Memphis State................................................L..................1-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-0 1978 Coach: Judy Murray Record: 9-22 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Michigan State................................................L..................0-2 Marshall..........................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi.......................................................L..................0-2 Southwestern.................................................W.................2-1 Arkansas State................................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Lambuth.........................................................W.................2-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................0-2 Western Carolina.............................................W.................2-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................0-2

UT Martin........................................................L..................1-3 SW Louisiana...................................................L . ................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................0-2 Tulane.............................................................L..................0-2 Mississippi.......................................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Southern Illinois..............................................L..................0-2 S.W. Missouri..................................................L..................0-2 Miami (Ohio)...................................................L..................0-2 Berry...............................................................W ................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................0-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-2 Marshall..........................................................L..................1-2 Northern Kentucky..........................................L..................0-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W ................3-2 1979 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 16-20 Vanderbilt.......................................................W.................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-1 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-1 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-1 Covenant.........................................................W ................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 Guilford...........................................................W.................2-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................1-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-2 South Carolina.................................................L..................0-2 Northern Kentucky..........................................L..................0-3 East Tennessee................................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Covenant.........................................................W ................2-0 North Alabama...............................................W.................2-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Appalachian State...........................................L..................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................1-2 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-2 Bryan..............................................................W ................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L . ................0-2 U. of the South................................................W ................2-0 UT Martin........................................................W ................2-0 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-2 Bryan..............................................................W.................2-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 Memphis State................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee................................................L..................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W ................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-2 1980 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 27-19 Austin Peay.....................................................W ................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2

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Golden Eagles Year-by-Year Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Clemson..........................................................L..................1-2 Jacksonville.....................................................L..................1-2 N.C. State........................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-1 VCU.................................................................W.................2-0 Miami Dade CC................................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Memphis State................................................L..................0-3 UNC Asheville..................................................W ................2-0 Appalachian State...........................................W.................2-1 UNC Charlotte.................................................W.................2-0 Virginia Tech....................................................L..................1-2 Marshall..........................................................W.................2-0 James Madison...............................................L..................0-2 Vanderbilt.......................................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-2 Ohio University................................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Charleston.......................................................W.................2-0 Bellarmine......................................................L..................1-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................2-0 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 Georgia...........................................................W.................3-1 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-2 Trevecca..........................................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee ...........................................W.................2-0 Midway...........................................................W.................2-1 Wright State....................................................L..................0-2 West Virginia...................................................L..................0-2 Toledo.............................................................W.................2-0 VCU.................................................................W.................2-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Louisville.........................................................L..................1-2 Bellarmine......................................................L..................0-2 Indiana State...................................................W.................2-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Memphis State................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-1 1981 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 13-18 Cleveland State...............................................L..................1-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................0-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................2-0 North Alabama...............................................W.................2-1 Miss. U. for W...................................................L..................1-2 Southwestern.................................................L..................1-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 South Alabama...............................................L..................2-3 Georgia...........................................................L..................0-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................2-3 Maryville.........................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Louisville.........................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee ...............................................L..................0-2 Appalachian State...........................................L..................1-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................2-3 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 North Carolina.................................................L..................0-2 N.C. State........................................................L..................0-2 Appalachian State...........................................L..................0-2 1982 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 29-16 Maryville College............................................W.................2-0 Covenant College............................................W ................2-0 Georgia State..................................................L..................0-3 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................2-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Alabama A&M.................................................W.................2-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 Jacksonville.....................................................W.................2-0 Miss. U. for W..................................................W.................2-0 Montevallo......................................................L..................0-2 Southern Baptist.............................................W.................2-0 Arkansas State................................................W.................2-1

Cincinnati........................................................L..................1-3 Wright State....................................................L..................0-3 Dayton............................................................W.................3-0 Northern Kentucky..........................................L..................1-3 Kentucky State................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay ....................................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-2 North Georgia . ...............................................W.................2-0 Miss. U. for W...................................................L..................1-2 Alabama State................................................W.................2-1 Columbus College...........................................W.................2-0 Jacksonville State............................................W.................2-1 Lake City CC.....................................................W.................2-0 Georgia...........................................................L..................1-2 West Georgia...................................................W ................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 North Alabama . .............................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................0-2 Memphis State................................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Florida State....................................................L..................0-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Youngstown St................................................W.................2-0 Akron..............................................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-2 1983 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 31-9 Mars Hill..........................................................W.................2-0 UNC Asheville..................................................W.................2-0 High Point.......................................................W.................2-0 Western Carolina.............................................W.................2-0 Western Carolina.............................................W.................2-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Murray State...................................................W.................2-0 Georgia ..........................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi State..............................................W ................3-0 South Carolina.................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Memphis State................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Youngstown State...........................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................2-0 Miss. U. for W...................................................W.................2-0 North Alabama...............................................L..................0-2 Huntington.....................................................W.................2-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Bellarmine......................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 UC-SB..............................................................L..................0-2 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................2-0 Youngstown....................................................W.................2-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Akron..............................................................W.................2-0 E.Kentucky......................................................L..................1-3 1984 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 17-12 Western Carolina.............................................L..................1-3 Central Florida.................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................W.................3-1 Clemson..........................................................W.................3-0 Mississippi.......................................................L..................1-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tenn....................................................W.................3-0 Georgia...........................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Youngstown State...........................................W.................3-1 Akron..............................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3

Morehead State...............................................L..................2-3 Evansville........................................................L..................2-3 Kentucky.........................................................L..................1-3 Xavier..............................................................L..................0-3 Bellarmine......................................................W.................3-0 Evansville........................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Akron..............................................................W.................3-2 E. Kentucky.....................................................L..................0-3 1985 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 22-9 Evansville........................................................W.................3-0 South Alabama...............................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 Mississippi State..............................................W.................3-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 Georgia ..........................................................L..................1-3 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Youngstown State...........................................W.................3-0 Akron..............................................................W.................3-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-0 Memphis State................................................W.................3-1 Tulsa................................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi State..............................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Akron..............................................................W.................3-0 1986 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 20-17 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Middle Tenn....................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................W.................3-1 UNC-Charlotte.................................................W.................3-1 Western Carolina.............................................L..................0-3 Cincinnati........................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 So. Mississippi.................................................W.................3-1 Mississippi State..............................................L..................0-3 SE Louisiana....................................................W.................3-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Western Carolina.............................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................2-3 Appalachian State...........................................L..................0-2 Marshall..........................................................W.................2-0 Western Carolina.............................................L..................1-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Youngstown State...........................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Akron..............................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................1-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-2 Evansville........................................................L..................2-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 Georgia...........................................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 1987 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 13-19

Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................2-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Pennsylvania...................................................L..................0-3 N.C. State........................................................L..................0-3 Florida.............................................................L..................1-3 Western Carolina.............................................L..................0-3 Cincinnati........................................................L..................1-3 Evansville........................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................1-3 Arkansas State................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Davidson.........................................................W.................3-0 Coastal Carolina...............................................W.................3-1 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Youngstown State...........................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Georgia ..........................................................L..................0-3 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................2-3 E. Kentucky.....................................................L..................1-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 1988 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 14-21 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Louisville.........................................................L..................1-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................2-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................W.................3-2 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................1-3 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................1-3 Lamar..............................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi.......................................................L..................2-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 So. Mississippi.................................................W.................3-2 Missouri..........................................................L..................1-3 Stephen F. Austin............................................L..................1-3 South Alabama...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Cincinnati........................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Auburn............................................................L..................1-3 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Georgia...........................................................L..................0-3 Evansville........................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L . ................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 1989 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 19-17 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Utah State.......................................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Memphis State................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Evansville........................................................W.................3-1 Valparaiso.......................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Alabama.........................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0

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Golden Eagles year-by-year Stetson............................................................W.................3-2 Central Florida.................................................W.................3-1 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 Florida A&M....................................................W.................3-0 Central Florida.................................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-1 East Carolina...................................................W.................3-0 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................2-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Akron..............................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................2-3

1990 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 19-15 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-3 Central Michigan.............................................L..................1-3 West Virginia...................................................L..................1-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................2-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Baptist College................................................W.................3-0 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 Sam Houston..................................................L..................2-3 Nicholls State..................................................W.................3-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 New Orleans....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Middle Tenn,...................................................W.................3-1 Evansville........................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 Georgia Tech....................................................W ................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 Alabama.........................................................L..................2-3 Mississippi.......................................................L..................1-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 E. Kentucky.....................................................L..................0-3 1991 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 8-24 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................1-3 Valparaiso.......................................................L..................0-3 Butler..............................................................L..................0-3 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 UW-Green Bay.................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Ilinois..................................................L..................0-3 Evansville........................................................L..................0-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 Morehead.......................................................L..................2-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Furman...........................................................W............ forfeit Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................1-3 Liberty............................................................W.................3-2 East Carolina...................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................2-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3

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Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 1992 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 10-22 Dayton............................................................L..................1-3 Missouri..........................................................L..................1-3 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 Missouri..........................................................L..................1-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................0-3 Mississippi State..............................................L..................1-3 Robert Morris..................................................W.................3-1 Winthrop . ......................................................W.................3-1 Marshall..........................................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 Northeastern Ill...............................................L..................2-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 UT-Martin.......................................................W.................3-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................L..................1-3 UT-Chattanooga..............................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................2-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 1993 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 21-14 Southeast La...................................................W.................3-1 Alabama.........................................................L..................0-3 Alabama State................................................W.................3-0 Syracuse..........................................................W.................3-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Xavier..............................................................L..................1-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 Western Carolina.............................................W.................3-0 Robert Morris..................................................W.................3-0 UNC-Asheville.................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................2-3 Oral Roberts....................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................2-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Nicholls State..................................................W.................3-0 New Orleans....................................................L..................0-3 McNeese State................................................L..................0-3 E. Kentucky.....................................................W.................3-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 1994 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 16-17 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................1-3 William & Mary...............................................L..................0-3 Davidson.........................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 UNC-Asheville.................................................W.................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 N.E. Louisiana.................................................W.................3-0 DePaul............................................................W.................3-2 Liberty............................................................W.................3-2 Furman...........................................................L..................0-3

UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Furman...........................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 Tenn. State (TV)..............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-1 Morehead.......................................................L..................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-1 South Carolina.................................................L . ................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-1 Tennessee.......................................................L..................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 Morehead.......................................................L..................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-0

Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 Xavier..............................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3

1995 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 15-15 Florida State....................................................L..................3-1 South Florida...................................................L..................3-0 Memphis.........................................................L..................3-2 Drexel..............................................................W.................3-2 Youngstown....................................................W.................3-1 Ohio................................................................L..................3-1 NC A&T............................................................W.................3-0 Western Carolina.............................................W.................3-0 Cincinnati........................................................L..................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay (TV)..............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................3-1 Tennessee.......................................................L..................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-1 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-2 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................3-1 Campbell.........................................................W.................3-0 Troy State........................................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-1

1997 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 23-10 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Tennessee.......................................................W.................3-0 Kentucky.........................................................L..................1-3 Iowa................................................................L..................0-3 Cal-Sacramento..............................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Xavier..............................................................L..................2-3 Miami (Ohio)...................................................L..................0-3 Georgetown....................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-1 Colorado..........................................................L..................0-3

1996 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 10-20 Evansville........................................................W.................3-0 Cal Poly SLO.....................................................L..................1-3 Dayton............................................................L..................0-3 Wichita State...................................................W.................3-0 Bradley............................................................W.................3-0 Northern Illinois..............................................L..................0-3 Western Carolina.............................................W.................3-0

The 1997 Ohio Valley Conference Championship team was the first Golden Eagle volleyball team to compete in the NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Jennie Gilbert also won OVC Coach of the Year honors in 1997.

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Golden Eagles Year-by-Year 1998 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 22-7 Providence......................................................W.................3-1 Xavier..............................................................W.................3-1 Mississippi State..............................................W.................3-0 South Florida...................................................L..................0-3 Dayton............................................................L..................2-3 Cleveland State...............................................W.................3-2 Connecticut.....................................................W.................3-0 Kent State.......................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................1-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................2-3 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 1999 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 13-13 Ball State.........................................................L..................0-3 Dayton............................................................L..................0-3 Marshall..........................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Weber State....................................................L..................0-3 Air Force..........................................................L..................1-3 Morgan State..................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Middle Tenn....................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-2 Murray State...................................................L . ................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 2000 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 11-15 Army...............................................................W.................3-1 F’leigh Dickinson.............................................W.................3-0 Marist University.............................................W.................3-0 Centenary.......................................................W.................3-0 Lou. Monroe....................................................W.................3-0 Mississippi State..............................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Wright State....................................................W.................3-2 Central Florida.................................................L..................1-3 W. Kentucky....................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 E. Kentucky.....................................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................2-3 E. Kentucky.....................................................L..................1-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................1-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-1

2001 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 8-16 Ohio University................................................W.................3-2 Ohio State.......................................................L..................0-3 Illinois-Chicago...............................................L..................0-3 Georgia State..................................................L..................0-3 Birmingham-Southern....................................W.................3-0 Belmont University.........................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................L..................1-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 Belmont University.........................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Lipscomb University........................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 2002 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 8-18 College of Charleston......................................L..................0-3 Boston College................................................L..................0-3 Weber State....................................................L..................2-3 Texas Pan-American........................................W.................3-0 Florida International.......................................L..................1-2 Xavier..............................................................L..................1-3 Elon.................................................................W.................3-0 Cleveland State...............................................L..................1-3 Marshall..........................................................L..................1-3 St. Francis........................................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................0-3 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 2003 Coach: John Blair Record: 10-19 SMU................................................................L..................1-3 Wake Forest....................................................L..................0-3 Kentucky.........................................................L..................1-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 Memphis.........................................................L..................0-3 Louisiana-Lafayette........................................W.................3-1 Holy Cross........................................................W.................3-1 UNC-Greensboro.............................................W.................3-1 Winthrop.........................................................L..................0-3 Wisconsin-Green Bay......................................L..................1-3 Georgia State..................................................W.................3-2 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 SE Missouri State.............................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 SE Missouri State.............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................2-3 Middle Tennessee *.........................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................L..................0-3 Jacksonville State............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3

2004 Coach: John Blair Record: 12-16 West Virginia...................................................W.................3-2 Dayton............................................................L..................3-1 Coastal Carolina...............................................L..................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-1 Xavier..............................................................L..................3-0 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................3-0 William and Mary............................................W.................3-0 Davidson.........................................................W.................3-2 Liberty............................................................W.................3-1 Belmont..........................................................L..................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 Middle Tennessee *.........................................L..................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-2 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 UT Martin........................................................L..................3-0 Jacksonville State............................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Lipscomb . ......................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 2005 Coach: John Blair Record: 7-22 High Point.......................................................W.................3-1 Appalachian State...........................................W.................3-2 East Carolina...................................................L..................3-0 IUPUI...............................................................L..................3-2 UT-Martin.......................................................W.................3-0 MCN................................................................L..................3-0 Middle Tennessee *.........................................L..................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-0 Evansville........................................................L..................3-0 Lipscomb........................................................L..................3-1 IUPUI...............................................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-0 Samford..........................................................L..................3-1 Southeast Missouri..........................................W.................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................L..................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 UT Martin........................................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-2 Samford..........................................................L..................3-1 Lipscomb........................................................L..................3-1 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-0 Belmont..........................................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 2006 Coach: John Blair Record: 12-17 Maine..............................................................W.................3-1 UCLA...............................................................L..................3-0 Western Michigan...........................................L..................3-0 Louisville.........................................................L..................3-0 Arizona............................................................L..................3-1 Dayton............................................................L..................3-0 Ohio State.......................................................L..................3-0 Michigan State................................................L..................3-0 Appalachian State...........................................W.................3-2 Ball State.........................................................W.................3-2 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................L..................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Belmont..........................................................L..................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................W.................3-1 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0

Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................3-1 Lipscomb........................................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-2 2007 Coach: John Blair Record: 18-15 Coastal Carolina...............................................W.................3-2 Memphis.........................................................W.................3-1 Louisville.........................................................L..................3-1 Utah Valley......................................................L..................3-2 Butler..............................................................L..................3-1 Northern Illinois..............................................L..................3-0 Lipscomb........................................................W.................3-1 UT-Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-2 Missouri State.................................................L..................3-0 UNC-Asheville.................................................W.................3-0 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-1 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-0 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................L..................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-1 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................W.................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................L..................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Southeast Missouri..........................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 2008 Coach: John Blair Record: 19-13 Marshall..........................................................L..................3-0 Cincinnati........................................................L..................3-1 Wright State....................................................W.................3-0 Purdue............................................................L..................3-0 Ball State.........................................................W.................3-2 Southern Illinois..............................................L..................3-0 Valpariaso.......................................................L..................3-2 Miami (Ohio)...................................................L..................3-0 Furman...........................................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................W.................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-0 Southeast Missouri..........................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Jacksonville State............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-2 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Louisville.........................................................L..................3-0 Tulane.............................................................L..................3-1

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

For more than 90 years, Tennessee Tech has served the various needs of the region, the state and beyond. Not only is Tech renowned as a fine institution of higher education, it also serves as a public resource center and encourages scholarly research and creative activity by its faculty and students. Today, Tech makes a number of contributions to economic development locally, regionally and nationally. Tech’s 65,000-plus alumni occupy positions of leadership in education, business, industry, government and public service. Tennessee Tech is widely known as an institution noted for its academic quality -- an institution where the energies of the faculty, staff and students are devoted to ensuring that the university’s quality is maintained and enhanced. The university’s vision is guided by the “T.E.C.H.” framework — technological leadership, enrollment growth, a caring campus, and high quality. The university is divided into seven academic divisions offering 44 programs of study leading to the bachelor’s degree and 20 programs of study at the graduate level. More than 75 percent of the 370 full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Considered one of the most picturesque campuses in the South -and one of the safest -- the buildings carry an attractive Georgian style of architecture that lends the Tech campus an Ivy-league character. Tech was established in 1915 as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, located on the site of its forerunner, Dixie College. TPI gained university

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

Campus Life

Tennessee Tech students know that there is a lot more to college life than what goes on in the classroom. Nearly 200 student organizations on campus offer activities ranging from academic, athletic, cultural, political, community-oriented, social to spiritual. At Tech, it’s easy to get involved and make friends. Campus recreation coordinates 11 intramural and club sports: basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. The Fitness Center is a free, full-service health club for students. It houses a fully equipped weight room, 25-meter indoor pool, cardiovascular equipment and an indoor track. Tech is also a center for the arts, presenting concerts, theatre productions, lectures, dance performances, films, workshops, demonstrations and art exhibits each year. And, of course there’s always an athletics event to attend. Tennessee Tech’s athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference for 16 sports on the NCAA Division I level, and students can attend all regular season athletic events absolutely free!

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

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

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Athletic Administration DR. ROBERT (BOB) BELL University President - Florida 1969 Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell, now in his 10th year as President of Tennessee Tech, is an avid supporter of TTU and Ohio Valley Conference sports. He currently chairs the OVC President’s Board of Directors. Bell became TTU’s President in 2000 after serving as dean, associate dean, assistant dean, and a chairperson in the university’s College of Business. After taking the post, he oversaw the reorganization of the athletics department, bringing in a full-time athletics director for the first time in almost 20 years. He has also been involved in statewide economic development on behalf of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, working on the THEC master plan focusing on links among higher education and stakeholders in business, health care and state government. Bell has served four terms on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award’s Board of Examiners and was appointed a charter member of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence in 1992, serving on the group’s panel of judges from 1994 to 2005. He represented Tennessee as a state delegate to the White House Conference on North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 and spent two years as an economic development consultant for the nation of Mauritius.

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

MARK WILSON Director of Athletics - Maine 1991 Mark Wilson’s first five years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have been highlighted by vision, energy, and enthusiasm. Those factors have facilitated growth and excellence in all areas and have placed the focus on generating a better studentathlete experience. In 2007, Wilson received a five-year contract extension to keep him at the helm of the Golden Eagle athletic programs through 2012. Wilson was recently appointed to a position on the NCAA Leadership Council through April, 2011. It will give the Ohio Valley Conference, TTU and Wilson a voice in a variety of strategic decisions that can affect intercollegiate athletics. Wilson, 40, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first four years, including enhanced facilities and fund raising, high profile staff additions, and compliance and academic success. Under Wilson’s guidance, the program has continued to focus on the academic success of its student-athletes, with soaring numbers each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Tech’s student-athletes have achieved their highest overall combined semester GPAs. Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past two years, Tech has completed several construction projects to athletic facilities, including resurfacing the outdoor tennis courts, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms

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and locker rooms, new lights at Tucker Stadium and installation of electronic targets in the rifle rage. Most recently, Athletics opened a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center. Additional building plans call for a new strength and conditioning facility and a student-athlete center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary resources for Tech’s student-athletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. Wilson was named Director of Athletics on July 1, 2004. He came to Tennessee Tech from Ohio University. Since his first day at Tech, Wilson has made rapid and steady progress. He began by restructuring the department and implemented plans for a better student-athlete experience. In addition, athletics launched a dynamic new website, gained NCAA certification and was found in complete compliance, created a far-reaching “WIN” program for academic success, opened an entertaining and popular Tailgate Park, and started plans for two capital projects. Before going to Ohio, Mark served as the Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of Massachusetts. He also worked as a graduate assistant in the UMass athletic department and interned with the Northwestern University ticketing and marketing departments. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Maine in physical education and health, and earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. Mark and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Katey (14) and Meaghan (9).

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Athletics Staff

Athletics Administration

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

Dr. Lance Jasitt Tammie McMillan Misty Pearson Assistant A.D. Assistant A.D. Corporate Sales & Marketing

Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Faculty Rep Assistant A.D.

Ben Shannon Facilities and Events

Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Mike Sutton

Basketball (W) Sytia Messer

CC & Track Tony Cox

Football Watson Brown

Golf (M) Craig King

Golf (W) Brandy Stout

Rifle Steve Law

Soccer Becky Fletcher

Softball Tory Acheson

Tennis (M & W) Kenny Doyle

Volleyball John Blair

Grant Swallows Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Associate A.D. Special Events

Golden Eagles Head Coaches

Athletics Support Staff Ticket Office

Sandy Zimmerman

Strength & Conditioning

Chip Pugh

Development

Marketing & Sales

Leveda Birdwell

Drew Hixon

Tyler Birdwell

Matt Dexter

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Renee Henry

Facilities

Patrena Hicks

Kim Meredith

Kim Nash

Peggie Parrott

Debbie Turnbow

Robin Burroughs

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Academic Support

Winning in the Classroom Tennessee Tech’s commitment to its student-athletes is evident. The support personnel and resources available provide Golden Eagle student-athletes with the tools needed for success. The success of Tennessee Tech University’s athletic teams is tied closely to the academic progress of each student-athlete, and the academic performance of each Tech student-athlete is closely monitored by the coaching staff as well as an experienced staff in Academic Services. Tech’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Each semester, the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll pays tribute to more than 150 students in athletics, including athletes, trainers, managers and cheerleaders, and the overall GPA of the department has climbed steeply in the past six semesters. Student-athletes are the most visible component of a university, entertaining thousands of fans, students, alumni, family and friends. Their athletic abilities and achievements are a focus for national attention, as athletic events not only bring back faithful alumni, but serve as a welcome mat to the university for potential new stu- Marilyn Borch-Jensen dents. Academic Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training in an effort to be the best they Advisement can be. These hours are not required by non-athletes in the student body, and these extra demands can compete Secretary 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.

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America Tennessee Tech University student-athletes have achieved Academic All-America honors 33 times since 1976.

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

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

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

2002............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2002...................................... Trey Perry, Football 2003......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003 .......................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2004......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 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..........................Lacoe Coquerille, Softball

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Dr. LANCE JASITT Assistant Athletics Director / Academics and Student Welfare

Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare. He has served in compliance and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics Department since 1998. Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech’s varsity student-athletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty. A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes. In addition to his administrative role within Athletics, Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 2008-09 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is still actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State University in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 29 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian is pursuing a second degree in Environmental Geology at Tennessee Tech and plans to graduate in May 2010. Meagan is a junior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Former volleyball standout Laura Sidorowicz was named Tech’s 2005 NCAA Woman of the Year. She graduated with a 3.911 grade point average.

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

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Sports Hall of Fame Since its creation in 1975, the TTU Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 141 members, whose photos and biographies are featured in the Hall of Fame Gallery in Eblen Center. 1975 Inductees Preston V. (Putty) Overall (1923-67)--Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball Creed Denton McClure (1937-39)--Football, Track B. Holmes Neal (1937-39)--Football Tom Fann (1950-52)--Football James Dearing Miller (1920-25)--Football 1976 Inductees Malcolm P. Quillen (1930-33)--Baseball, Football Raymond H. (Bull) Brown (1933-37)--Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track Elwin W. (Wink) Midgett (1930-34)--Baseball, Basketball, Football Sidney McGee (1939-68)--Sports Information Emmett T. Strickland (1933-36)--Football, Baseball, Basketball 1977 Inductees Hooper Eblen (1941-74)--Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track, Tennis, Golf Kenneth Sidwell (1955-56)--Basketball Joe B. Sills (1927-31)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Wilburn Tucker (1941-67)--Baseball, Football Eddie Watson (1922-28)--Football, Baseball, Basketball 1978 Inductees Benton Bilbrey (1940-43)--Track, Football, Baseball Huland Draper (1937-40)--Baseball, Basketball Jack Van Hooser (1951-54)--Football, Baseball Lonnie Warwick (1961-63)--Football Homer (Rudy) Schmittou (1959-62)--Football, Track 1979 Inductees Carl S. (Cotton) Barlow (1936-39)--Football, Baseball Tom Chilton (1956-57)--Track William Dupes (1949-51)--Football James S. Hagan (1957-60)--Basketball Flavious Smith (1948-52)--Football, Basketball 1980 Inductees Albert Jobe (1927-30)--Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track Jim Ragland (1960-63)--Football Marshall (Stick) Taylor (1953-56)--Football, Basketball David C. Williamson (1927-33)--Football, Basketball Larry Schreiber (1966-69)--Football 1981 Inductees Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics

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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 1985 Inductees Earl Carrier (1929-34)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Ray Carter (1970-73)--Rifle Homer Hamdorff (1936-39)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Charles (Chuck) Kriese (1970-72)--Tennis 1986 Inductees Glen (Pete) Davis (1938-42)--Basketball, Football Elois Grooms (1972-75)--Football Mike Hennigan (1971-72)--Football Ron Shumate (1957-61)--Baseball, Basketball 1987 Inductees R.L. Highers (1940-43)--Football, Baseball Basketball Frank Jones (1972-76)--Basketball L.C. (Lusk) Stubblefield (1938-42)--Football Baseball 1988 Inductees Everett Derryberry (1940-74)--Administration Herbie Merritt (1956-59)--Basketball Dana Winningham (1972-75)--Football Kenneth (Moe) Wright (1955-57)--Football 1989 Inductees Noble Cody (1952-90)--Athletics James M. Gaylor (1951, 1955-57)--Football, Baseball Gayle Burgess-Hastings (1975-76)--Basketball James G. (Red) Jarell (1944, 46-49)--Football, Basketball 1990 Inductees L.D. (Speedy) Carden (1946-50)--Basketball, Football Pam Chambers-Compton (1976-80)--Basketball Bobby Nichols (1960-63)--Golf Johnny Oldham (1955-64)--Basketball

1991 Inductees Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football 1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Volleyball 1993 Inductees Marc Burnett (1977-82)--Basketball Dr. William Headrick (1941-43)--Basketball, Baseball Pam Cassity Smith (1973-77)--Basketball Don Wade (1968-82)--Football 1994 Inductees Murray Cunningham (1973-76)--Football Don J. Henderson (1946-49)--Football, Baseball Ed Hooper (1940-1998)--Athletics Hubie Smith Jr. (1950-56)--Golf 1995 Inductees Ed Burns (1975-79)--Football Kurt Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Rodney Moore (1975-79)--Track 1996 Inductees Eldon Burgess (1962-96) and Gene Davidson (1962-98)--Broadcasting Wayne Pack (1970-73)--Basketball Kim Tunnell-Suiter (1982-85)--Volleyball Mike Winchester (1972-75)--Baseball 1997 Inductees Wayne Anderson (1977-80)--Football Donley Canary (1973-77)--Baseball Jim Newkirk (1980-89)--Rifle Cheryl Taylor (1983-87)--Basketball 1998 Inductees Juan Escudero (1986-88)--Tennis Bruce Harris (1955-57)--Basketball Bob Joye (1967-80)--Football Derek Lane (1984-87)--Baseball 1999 Inductees Jim Cornelius (1985-88)--Golf Johnny Donnelly (1989-98)--Fan 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

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

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Sports medicine Responsible for providing medical coverage, recognition and treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation for all 16 intercollegiate teams and more than 300 student-athletes. Tennessee Tech’s Sports Medicine department provides some of the most complete and advanced care available. In addition to the head athletic trainer, the Sports Medicine department also currently features two full-time assistant athletic trainers and four graduate assistant athletic trainers, a physical therapist and four student athletic trainers .

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ERDELJAC Head Athletics Trainer West Virginia 1988 Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University, taking over the role from his former mentor, David Green. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech under Green for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac 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 in 1989. From there, he accepted his first full-time position as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, a post he held until being hired for a similar assignment at Tech under former Head Athletic Trainer David Green. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter, a position he held until 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, working with the basketball teams and other Olympic team members A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and is currently serving as president of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). He was recently appointed by the governor to the Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers, a post he’ll fill through 2010. Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, born on December 15, 2008.

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Student Therapy Center is located inside the east side of Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech University. 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 with a portion of the fees generated providing scholarships to student athletic trainers.

Upton Dabney

Steve Hopkins

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers

Katherine Emert

Molly Kidd

Lee Rice

Matt Rodrigue

Tennessee Tech’s Medical Support Staff Dr. Richard Williams , Team Physician Dr. Craig Maltman, Consultant Dr. James Talmage, Consultant Dr. Mike Huddleston, Team Optometrist Dr. Clark Childress, Team Dentist

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

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

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

CHIP PUGH Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Chip Pugh is in his fourth year as Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning head coach. He oversees the physical development of student-athletes in all 16 sports, providing support in building toward championships. Pugh served three years in the same position at Winthrop University where he created and developed a highly successful strength and conditioning program that helped win 12 conference championships. An alumnus of Ohio University, he was an offensive lineman on the football team while earning a bachelor’s degree in sport industry and a master’s degree in physical education. Pugh believes that the qualities that athletes can develop in strength and conditioning will not only aid in their athletic development, but will also help them build quality character components necessary for life. A native of Parkersburg, W. Va., he began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he primarily worked with men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s swimming, and women’s soccer. He also assisted coach Ethan Reeve, currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest, with football while at Ohio. After leaving Ohio University he became the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Marietta Golden Eagle (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant football coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta Strength All-Americans College he also served as a campus minister to the college. under Chip Pugh Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength Awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. 2007 Katie Sutherland, Softball He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts Amadi McKenzie, Men’s Basketball personal training classes open to the public using the 2008 Allison Price, Women’s Basketball CrossFit methods. John Jackson, Football 2009 Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were marBlair Bowens, Women’s Basketball ried July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are Kelechi Odu, Football active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit.

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Construction of new Strength Center to begin this winter on Tech campus New facility will house weight room, practice space and locker facilities

Victories on the field, court or track often find their beginnings in a place without cheering fans and blaring bands — the strength and conditioning center. And the scope and quality of a team’s strength and conditioning facility loom large during recruiting season, so Tennessee Tech’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has plans to build a new facility to capture the attention of recruits and enhance the training of Tech’s student-athletes. “Building this strength and conditioning center is the most important thing we can do to properly train Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes and compete for recruits,” said Mark Wilson, director of athletics. “All our OVC peers and many high schools have nice, big strength centers that allow student-athletes to train efficiently and to be bigger, faster and stronger. Today’s student-athletes expect a certain standard of facilities and equipment in a Division I athletics program.” The need for a new facility is punctuated by the fact that Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chip Pugh

currently runs three shifts of workouts a day just to accommodate all the football student-athletes in the current 2,500 square foot facility. Shifts are also scheduled for student-athletes on Tech’s other 15 teams. Additionally, it is prohibitive for safety reasons to perform heavy lifts like the power clean in a facility located on a third floor instead of a ground floor facility. “This project is the number one priority in the athletics department,” said Wilson. “We’ve done all we can do in the existing space to make it work for our athletes.” At an estimated cost of $2 million, the proposed strength and conditioning center will feature approximately 21,000 square feet of space and state-of-the-art equipment. The building will house 8,000 square feet of weight room space, 9,000 square feet of indoor practice space, and 4,000 square feet of support/locker room space. The new building will be located west of the softball complex close to Pine Ave. This location allows for access to the newly built outdoor strength and conditioning area that includes an obstacle course, speed training sand pit, as well as a natural grass practice surface. “We need this facility to put the tools in place to help make our teams successful,” he said. “And once we get the student-athletes here, they’ll have a greater opportunity for competitive success by becoming better athletes.” Tech is scheduled to begin construction on the new Strength Center this winter.

Assistant Strength Coaches

Kristina Hortert

Johnny Harrison

Jeremy Laviano

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MEDIA RELATIONS WELCOME TO GOLDEN EAGLE VOLLEYBALL

The Sports Information staff provides information about the student-athletes and staff of Tennessee Tech’s 16 intercollegiate teams. The staff works hard to make following the Golden Eagles as easy as possible for media and fans, including daily updates on TTUsports.com, weekly game notes and this 2009 media guide. The information in this guide is accurate as of Aug. 19. As always, if there is something else you need, please ask us!

Sports Information Interns

Rob Schabert, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information and Broadcasting

Steve Appelhans

Nick Heidelberger

Sports Information Student Staff

Brandon Goodwin

Jordan Iwanyszyn

James Schiermeyer

Richard Bellamy

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.

Sports Information Office located on main concourse in Eblen Center (Rooms 324 - 326)

Steve Appelhans (Volleyball contact): 372-3293 Rob Schabert Assistant Athletic Director: 372-3088 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5057 TTU, Cookeville, TN 38505 Overnight Address: 1100 McGee Blvd SID FAX: 372-6139

Key Telephone Numbers Area Code is 931

Becky Fletcher - Football Coach: 372-6200 Ronda Brooks - Football Secretary: 372-6226 Mark Wilson - Athletic Director: 372-3961 Frank Harrell - Compliance: 372-3939 Ben Shannon - Facilities: 372-3945 Joe Erdeljac - Athletic Trainer: 372-3934 Ticket Office: 372-3940

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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.

Driving directions to the Eblen Center From points east and west on I-40: Take Willow Avenue exit (exit 286); turn north onto Willow Avenue and proceed three miles; the campus and Eblen Center will be on your right. From points north and south on SR 42/111: Exit at Cookeville/Algood exit and turn west onto 10th street; proceed three miles to Washington Avenue, and turn right; proceed 2/10 mile to 12th Street and turn left; after 1/2 mile, the campus and the Eblen Center will be on your left. Media Parking: Unless other arrangements are made with the Sports Information office, all media parking is in the South Lot next to Eblen Center, about one

block from Tucker Stadium.

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2009 Tennessee Tech Volleyball Media Guide  

The media guide for the 2009 Tennessee Tech University volleyball team.

2009 Tennessee Tech Volleyball Media Guide  

The media guide for the 2009 Tennessee Tech University volleyball team.

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