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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Transylvania

WELCOME TO

President Seamus Carey

As a former college athlete, I understand the value of participating in competitive athletics while pursuing a degree at an institution that embraces academic rigor. The things you learn about yourself and the principles of discipline, teamwork, commitment and resilience will gird you for a lifetime of challenges. You’ll also make lifelong friends and find valuable mentors among your coaches and the athletics staff. As a member of NCAA Division III, Transylvania is committed to the student-athlete ideal. In fact, 41 percent of our students participate in our 26 intercollegiate teams. We challenge our student-athletes to demonstrate high standards of character and achievement both in the classroom and on the field. Since Transylvania’s transition to the NCAA in 2001, the Pioneers have earned 48 conference championships, more than 30 NCAA tournament appearances, 47 Coach of the Year awards and 47 All-American athlete awards.

Transylvania occupies a unique and historic position in American higher education. Founded in 1780 as the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains, Transylvania was a pioneer in bringing the light of learning to what was then the nation’s frontier. Today, the university is a highly regarded liberal arts college with a reputation for the quality of our academics and the personal approach we bring to teaching and learning. With 40 majors and a number of pre-professional programs, Transylvania offers excellent preparation for graduate and professional school as well as a variety of careers immediately following graduation. Our athletic teams are called the Pioneers, and that’s not only a tribute to our honored past—it’s a way of thinking that pervades our vision of the future. Our liberal arts program emphasizes questioning and creative thinking, and that’s what leads to pioneering discoveries and notable contributions to society. Couple that with athletic competition and community spirit is amplified. We hope you’ll join us as we enthusiastically support our student-athletes—our Pioneers and the community’s future leaders.

Seamus Carey President Transylvania University

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General Information

Athletic Administration

The 2018-19 Womens Tennis media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Justin Sweeney and Assistant Director of Sports Information Neal Settle. Special thanks to Transylvania Communications Graphic Designer Sam Cooper.

The Department of Athletics provides equitable opportunities and support for male and female students to participate in intercollegiate athletics and to compete successfully in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio River Lacrosse Conference and Southern Athletics Association. All activities hold paramount the academic, personal and physical welfare of the student-athlete and emphasize physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership and the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship and personal performance. Student-athletes are representative of the general student population and are afforded similar opportunities and treatment. Programs, staff and facilities reflect the excellence of the institution and contribute to the quality of campus life.

Season Outlook and Review

Lettermen Returning................................................................4 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................6 Newcomers.................................................................................6

Womens Tennis Staff

Head Coach....................................Kevin Calhoun (3rd Year) Record..................................................................................13-19 HCAC Record.........................................................................7-8 Strength and Conditioning.................................Zach Turner Soccer Office Phone........................................(859)-233-8772 Twitter................................................................@TransyTennis

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NCAA DIVISION III

Credits

The Transylvania intercollegiate athletics program is integral to the university’s educational mission and operates under the principles of amateur athletics and fair play, as established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III.

LEXINGTON, KY

VP of Enrollment and Student Life..........Dr. Holly Sheilley Assist. AD of Compliance.....................................Jeff Chaney Assist. AD of Facilities.......................................Leigh Oakley Assist. AD of Outdoor Facilities........................Terry Justice Assist. AD of Sport Administration.............Kevin Calhoun Executive Assistant to VP............................Parviz Zartoshty of Enrollment and Student Life Sports Information Director..........................Justin Sweeney Asst. Director of Sports Information...................Neal Settle Strength and Conditioning Coach....................Zach Turner Faculty Athletics Representative...................Dr. Jeff Hopper Title IX Coordinator.......................................Amber Morgan

Athletics Mission Statement

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Location...............................................................Lexington, Ky. Founded................................................................................1780 Affiliation....................................................NCAA Division III Conference.................................................Heartland (HCAC) Colors........................................................Crimson and White Mascot...........................................................................Pioneers President.......................................................Dr. Seamus Carey VP for Enrollment and Student Life........Dr. Holly Sheilley Athletic Department Phone...........................(859) 233-8270 Address...................300 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40508 Website................................................www.transysports.com Twitter................................................................@TransySports

QUICK FACTS


NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

STAND OUT

GET PREPPED

Hone your critical thinking and writing skills—abilities employers and grad schools prize—and challenge your mind and imagination through a liberal arts education.

Immerse yourself in a supportive community, intimate enough for professors to really know you, with peers who believe you’re capable of more than you ever dreamed.

LIVE BIG

CONNECT FOREVER

Make the most of living and learning in the heart of Lexington, a friendly and creative city, with easy access to internships, jobs and infinite opportunities to build your future.

Become a part of the large and welcoming Transylvania network where lifetime friendships are made and career networking opportunities thrive.

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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY LEXINGTON, KY

Accounting Anthropology Art Art History Biology Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Track Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology Track Business Administration Business Administration: Finance Track Business Administration: Management Track Business Administration: Marketing Track Business Administration: Hospitality and Tourism Track Chemistry Chemistry: Biochemistry Track Classics Computer Science Digital Arts and Media Economics Education—Elementary: P-5 Education—Middle Grades: 5-9 Educational Studies English Exercise Science

NCAA DIVISION III

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE OFFERED IN:

MINORS AVAILABLE IN MOST MAJORS AND: French Language and Literature German Studies History International Affairs Mathematics Music Studies Music Education Music Performance Music Technology Neuroscience Philosophy Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sociology/Anthropology Spanish Language and Literature Teaching Art Teaching Chemistry Theater Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication

Asian Studies Classical Studies Communication Creative Writing Education Minor for Secondary Certification (8-12) Environmental Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

PREPROFESSIONAL PREPARATION IN: Health Professions: dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, nursing

Engineering Law

SELF-DESIGNED MAJORS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR EXAMPLE:

Sports Management Biopsychology International Security Criminal Behavioral Studies Social Justice

Child Study Intercultural Communication Political Communication Nutrition and Sustainability Historical Rhetoric

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

L exington WELCOME TO

Transylvania University is in the heart of downtown Lexington, a city with all the excitement and entertainment of a

bustling metropolis while maintaining a small-town feel. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass regions and the second largest city in Kentucky, Lexington features something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s Third Street Stuff, recently voted the best coffee shop in Kentucky, right around the corner from campus, the Lexington Farmer’s Market; Thursday Night Live featuring local bands and vendors at the 5/3 Pavilion; a concert or basketball game at the world famous Rupp Arena; a day at the track in the horse capital of the world at Keeneland; or a hike at Raven’s Run Nature Preserve.

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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Transylvania has enjoyed more than a decade of success since joining the NCAA Division III in 2004. The athletics community has excelled both on and off the field, with student-athletes thriving in the classroom and in competition.

598 60 52 69 56 40

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

ALL-AMERICANS

NCAA POSTSEASON APPEARANCES

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PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK AWARD WINNERS IN 2017-18


Transylvania’s athletic training staff strives to provide the highest quality healthcare to its student-athletes. The Certified Athletic Trainers are highly qualified and trained medical professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and experiences.

Transylvania has two athletic training rooms for its student-athletes. The main athletic training room is on the performance floor of the Beck Center with the secondary training room located in the field house at the Athletics Complex and both are open daily. Each training room is equipped with state-of-the-art injury prevention and rehabilitation equipment.

Kyle Sutton joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016. Sutton brings eight years of experience in athletic training to his role at Transylvania. Sutton has previously worked at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington as Head Athletic Trainer from 2015-16 and as Head Athletic Trainer at Westerville Central High School from 2008-15. Sutton received a Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions from The Ohio State University in 2006.

CHRISTA HENDLEY ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

NCAA DIVISION III

Transylvania partners with Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center to provide our student-athlete healthcare. Lexington Clinic orthopedic surgeons David Dome, Peter Hester, Ben Kibler and Trevor Wilkes serve as team doctors for the university and make weekly campus visits, eliminating the need to travel off-campus.

KYLE SUTTON ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

LEXINGTON, KY

The sports medicine staff is fully accredited by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The staff specializes in the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of injuries to our student-athletes. Athletic trainers have been recognized by the American Medical Association as allied healthcare professionals since 1990.

Nick Reuss begins his eighth year with the Transylvania sports medcine staff and his third as the Director of Sports Medicine for the 2018-19 season. Reuss joined the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2011. He holds a Master of Science in recreation and sport sciences from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Ohio University. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is certified by the Kinesio Taping Association as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Sports Medicine

NICK REUSS DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Christa Hendley joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in November 2017. Hendley carries over five years of experience in the athletic training realm to Transylvania. Prior to her time at Transy, Hendley served as the Head Athletic Trainer at the University of the Cumberlands from 2014 through 2017, overseeing men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cheerleading, softball, track and field, and dance during her tenure at Cumberlands. Previous stints for Hendley include working at Lemak Sports Medicine and Orthopedics as a Head Athletic Trainer and at Chowan University.

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HEAD COACH

Kevin Calhoun enters his third year as head coach of the Transylvania men’s and women’s tennis teams for the 2018-19 season.

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

Kevin Pioneers Coaching Staff Calhoun A veteran coach with deep roots in the Bluegrass, Calhoun is no stranger to winning and has guided a resurgence of the tradition-rich Transylvania women’s and men’s tennis teams as he heads into his third season at Transy. Calhoun came to Transylvania in August of 2016 after a six-year stint as the assistant women’s tennis coach at the University of Kentucky. Before his time at Kentucky, Calhoun served as the head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams at his alma mater, Georgetown College (Ky.). At each of his coaching stops, the constant has been the maximization of individual talent and maximization of the team. Aiming to continue the tradition of two winning programs at Transy, Calhoun leans upon his time spent as a head and assistant coach at multiple stops around the Bluegrass region to teach the next generation of Transylvania tennis players. “What I’ve learned through my coaching career is that for the team to be most successful, the whole has to be greater than the sum of its parts,” says Calhoun. “I believe that’s accomplished by having a culture of selflessness and group success. What sets apart this institution and this program is the family environment and the mindset that we practice and play as a united team.” The 2017-18 season for the Transylvania tennis teams, the second under Calhoun’s stead witnessed regrowth and a seizing of momentum for each team. The Transylvania women’s team produced HCAC First-Team selection Mary Grace Amato and Honorable Mention winners Lili Williams and Merrick Irwin. The Pioneers clinched another HCAC Tournament berth and earned ITA All-Academic Team honors. After a one-year absence from the HCAC Tournament, the Transylvania men’s tennis team returned to the conference tournament in 2017-18 to set the course for a new chapter of Transylvania men’s tennis. Senior Luke Groene earned his second straight All-HCAC First Team award while freshman Dylan Moore was named an Honorable Mention.

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Calhoun’s appointment in the summer of 2016 with Transylvania Tennis carried him just a few blocks down Lexington from his most recent position at the University of Kentucky, where he served as the women’s tennis assistant coach for the past six years. During his time as an assistant coach for the Wildcats women’s tennis team, Kentucky made great strides, improving from a twowin season upon his arrival in 2010 to an 18-win season and a top-15 national ranking in 2016. Under Calhoun’s guidance, the Wildcats produced the doubles tandem of Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjadi, who became the first Kentucky duo to reach a quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament in over a decade. The two were named All-Americans in spring of 2016, becoming the ninth and tenth student-athletes under Calhoun’s tutelage to achieve AllAmerican status. Calhoun has forged a career built upon success and top-level results that preceded his tenure at the University of Kentucky; a 1998 graduate of Georgetown College (Ky.), Calhoun served as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach from 2000 through 2010, developing eight All-Americans and earning the 2010 East Region NAIA Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year award. “We will recruit young men and women who will represent themselves on the court and off,” espouses Calhoun. “I’m very enthusiastic about providing an extraordinary experience for the students, and helping them build relationships with teammates which will never fade.” Calhoun also served as the Assistant Director of Athletics for the Georgetown athletic department from 2002 to 2008. In addition to his coaching duties at multiple Central Kentucky institutions, Calhoun was an official for the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours. Between 1998 and 2007, these assignments saw Calhoun officiate two women’s singles finals at the US Open along with matches at Wimbledon and the Davis Cup. A return to glory for Kentucky women’s tennis in 2016 culminated a six-year odyssey for Calhoun, who coached three All-SEC selections, three All-SEC freshman selections, one regional Rookie of the Year, an SEC Brad Davis award winner, and an Elite 89 award recipient.


TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

2018-19 Womens Tennis Roster NAME.

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

Kearstin Bruther

Sr.

Hanover, Ind. / Southwestern

Jessica Burton

Fr.

Catlettsburg, Ky. / Boyd County

Madison Campbell

So.

Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay

Alyssa Igyarto

Fr.

Florence, Ky. / Ryle

Merrick Irwin

Jr.

Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Catholic

Reagan Jobe

So.

Woodford Co. / Versailles, Ky.

Mallory Johnson

Fr.

Dry Ridge, Ky. / Grant County

Shania Jones

Fr.

Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek

Callie Messinger

Fr.

Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Christian

Porsche Robinson

Fr.

Houston, Texas / Stratford

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CLASS

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Kearstin Bruther Senior Hanover, Ind. Southwestern

Jessica Burton Freshman Catlettsburg, Ky. Boyd County

Madison Campbell Sophomore Lexington, Ky. Henry Clay

Alyssa Igyarto Freshman Florence, Ky. Ryle

Merrick Irwin Junior Lexington, Ky. Lexington Catholic

Reagan Jobe Sophomore Versailles, Ky. Woodford Co.

Mallory Johnson Freshman Dry Ridge, Ky. Grant County

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Shania Jones Freshman Lexington, Ky. Tates Creek

Callie Messinger Freshman Lexington, Ky. Lexington Christian

Porsche Robinson Freshman Houston, Texas Stratford


2018

TRANSYLVANIA TENNIS SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER ITA Regionals Fri. 28 Sat. 29 Sun. 30

Sat. 30 St. Louis, MO St. Louis, MO St. Louis, MO

FEBRUARY Sun. 17 Rhodes Fri. 22 at Midway Top Seed Tennis Club - Nicholasville, KY Sun. 24 Centre

TBA TBA TBA 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 10:00 AM

MARCH Fri. 1 Sat. 2

Wittenberg vs. Covenant

3:00 PM 3:00 PM

Tue. 19 Sat. 23 Sun. 24

Thomas More at Ohio Wesleyan at Otterbein

3:00 PM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

@ Berea College

APRIL Wed. 3 Sat. 6 Wed. 10 Mon. 22 Wed. 24 Sat. 27

at Manchester * at Defiance *

9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Franklin * 4:00 PM at Rose-Hulman * 9:00 AM vs. Webster 1:00 PM @ Terre Haute, IN

at Hanover * Mt. St. Joseph Earlham * Anderson (IN) *

MAY HCAC Tournament - Indianapolis, IN Fri. 3 Quarterfinals Sat. 4 Semifinals Sun. 5 Championship

4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 11:00 AM

TBA TBA TBA

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