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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 Track & Field 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.

Season Outlook and Review

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.

Lettermen Returning..............................................................19 Lettermen Lost........................................................................13 Newcomers.................................................................................8

Softball Staff

Head Coach.........................Taylor Throckmorton (1st Year) Assistant Coach........................................Erin Gale (1st Year) Assistant Coach........................................Ali Boice (1st Year) Assistant Coach..............................Taylor Sanders (1st Year) Assistant Coach...........................Monte Orchard (2nd Year) Strength and Conditioning Coach....................Zach Turner Track &Field Office Phone................................859-281-3557 Twitter.................................................................@TransyXCTF

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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.

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VP for Enrollment and Student Life........Dr. Holly Sheilley Senior Associate AD.................................... Mary Struckhoff Assist. AD of Compliance.....................................Jeff Chaney Assist. AD of Outdoor Facilities........................Terry Justice Assist. AD of Marketing......................................Kyle Walton Assist. AD of Facilities.......................................Leigh Oakley 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...........................Judy Jones Title IX Coordinator.........................Ashley Hinton-Moncer

Athletics Mission Statement

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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


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

GET PREPPED 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.

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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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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 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.

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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.

Kyle Sutton joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016. Sutton brings over eight years of experience in athletic training to 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 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.

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.

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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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.

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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 seventh year with the Transylvania sports medicine staff and his second as Director of Sports Medicine for the 2017-18 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.

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Sports Medicine

NICK REUSS DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE


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Taylor Throckmorton

Pioneers Coaching Staff

HEAD COACH

Taylor Throckmorton enters his first season as the head coach of the Transylvania track and field and cross country teams in 2017-18. Throckmorton, 27, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, comes to the Pioneers from North Central University in Naperville, Illinois, where he spent the last two years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the track and field team. “We feel extremely lucky to welcome Taylor as our Head Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field,” says Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life, Dr. Holly Sheilley. “His passion and drive were vital in us deciding that he was the right fit to continue to build a championship program. Taylor has been a part of very successful programs and knows what we need to do to continue to move in that direction.” Throckmorton brings four years of coaching experience to the Transylvania track and field and cross country, including immediate experience from a program that has collected 11 Division III men’s track and field team national championships and 16 women’s individual and relay national championships. During his tenure at North Central, Throckmorton was instrumental in working with four athletes who qualified for nationals.

Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Throckmorton cultivated new successes for the Allegheny program, guiding athletes to four new school records and two conference records. In the cross country realm, Throckmorton led the women’s cross country team to a fourth-place regional finish, its highest finish in eight years. Throckmorton holds a Level I Coaching Certification with the USTFCCCA, along with certifications in USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Science for Speed and Power Events. The Allegheny graduate also provides a wealth of administrative experience as he joins Transylvania; Throckmorton was part of a North Central Staff that hosted the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships and served as the meet director for the Chicagoland Throws Series. While at Allegheny, Throckmorton oversaw many community outreach initiatives between the track and field and cross country programs and the Meadville community. Throckmorton adds championship perspective as a standout former Division III student-athlete, serving as a team captain at Allegheny for three years from 2009 through 2012. His collegiate career crested with a 2011 NCAA national championship in the distance medley relay. In his final season as a collegiate athlete, Throckmorton was selected as the 2012 North Coast Athletic Conference indoor track MVP for sprints and hurdles. He now hopes to re-create those experiences for his next program.

“Transylvania is one of the very few elite liberal arts institutions in the country that is located in a vibrant, fun city,” added Throckmorton. “Combined with the school’s amazing faculty, staff, and campus, there is limitless potential here to be Prior to his time at North Central, Throckmorton competitive on a conference and national level.” served as an assistant cross country and track and field coach at his alma mater, Division III A significant part of Throckmorton’s assistant duties at North Central entailed managing recruiting operations for the program, which carried a roster of 143 total athletes last season.

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Pioneers Coaching Staff

ASSISTANT COACH Erin Gale joins the Transylvania cross country and track and field teams as an assistant coach for the 2017-2018 year. Gale, who has quickly crafted a diverse coaching resume at multiple levels, joins Taylor Throckmorton’s new staff as she works with both Transylvania programs.

Gale comes to Transylvania from Louisville, Kentucky, where she most recently served as an assistant coach with the University of Louisville’s cross country and track and field teams. In this capacity, Gale worked directly with U of L’s coaching staff, assisting with recruiting initiatives, the operations team, and specialized in compliance and academics. Prior to her time with the Cardinals, Gale served as the head track and field and cross country coach at Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky. Her recruiting efforts for the 2015-16 year more than doubled her roster size for the upcoming season.

During her collegiate career, Gale competed for NCAA Division I Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, competing at the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 800-meter run. She is also the current 3200-meter relay record-holder at Ohio University. As an assistant, some of Gale’s key duties are to develop training plans, meet preparation, and oversee administrative duties for both the cross country and track and field teams. Gale specializes in coaching mid-distance and distance events with the track and field program. Gale also holds a USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification.

Ali Boice ASSISTANT COACH

Ali Boice joins the Transylvania track and field coaching staff for her first year as an assistant coach for the 2018 season. Boice comes to Transylvania after completing a storied career at NCAA Division I University of Arizona of the Pacific-12 Conference. As an assistant coach for Transylvania, Boice will specialize in coaching jumps. During her collegiate days, Boice competed in the long jump and triple jump for the Wildcats and ranks top-10 all-time in the triple jump at Arizona. “I am so honored to be able to coach at Transylvania,” said Boice of her new endeavor. “It’s a great opportunity to get to work with student-athletes who are excited about advancing their technique and improving their personal bests.” 11

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From 2013 through 2015, Gale was a Graduate Assistant coach at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, where she coached numerous All-Academic and NAIA All-American athletes. Gale obtained a Master of Education from William Woods in Athletics/Activities Administration in 2015.

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“Here at Transylvania, we are trying to build athletic programs that not only compete at the championship level, but also produce model citizens,” says Throckmorton. “In that vein, Erin is both an expert and leader in that field whose passion and values will be a huge asset to our program, department, and school.”

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Erin Gale


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Taylor Sanders, a 2017 graduate of Transylvania and former standout for the Pioneers track and field program, joins the Transylvania track and field coaching staff for her first year as an assistant coach in the 2018 season.

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Taylor Sanders

Pioneers Coaching Staff

The 2017 HCAC indoor and outdoor champion in the shot put returns to the program in a coaching role where she will specialize in throws. The Transylvania track and field alum brings a wealth of expertise from her collegiate days where she won Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference indoor and outdoor titles as a senior in the shot put. Sanders graduated from Transylvania holding the women’s records in the indoor shot put and weight throw, as well as the outdoor hammer throw. “I’m excited to be a part of a program that not only helped me grow into a better athlete but also pushed me to become a better person overall,” commented Sanders. “Being on the coaching side of this team will allow me to give back everything I learned in my four years. I’m looking forward to coaching these athletes and helping them to achieve the goals they are striving towards.” In her 2017 season, Sanders captured a HCAC championship in the women’s outdoor shot put with a throw of 12.03 meters, and placed top-eight in the women’s hammer throw. That performance followed a sterling indoor season where she won the indoor shot put title with a throw of 12.20 meters. In the history of the Transylvania women’s track and field program, arguably no studentathlete has had as prolific of a throwing career as Sanders.

Monte Orchard ASSISTANT COACH

Monte Orchard returns for the 2018 season, his second with the Transylvania Track and Field program as the team’s pole vault coach. Coach Orchard has coached high school athletes for over a decade in both cross country and track and field. His body of work has led to a consistent output of excellence; Orchard has developed multiple high school vaulters who have gone on to win numerous region titles and top-10 state finishes. As a vaulting club coach, Orchard has developed vaulters from middle school through college.

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2018 Track & Field Roster NAME CLASS HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

Atlanta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity Catholic Hebron, Ky. / Conner Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay Tuscon, Ariz. / Pima Community College Louisville, Ky. / Ballard Covington, Ky. / Notre Dame Academy Versailles, Ky. / Woodford Co. Greenup, Ky. / Rose Hill Owensboro, Ky. / Apollo Georgetown, Ky. / Scott County Bardstown, Ky. / Thomas Nelson Cumberland, Ky. / Harlan County Greenville, Ind. / Floyd Central Louisville, Ky. / Assumption Fishers, Ind. / Fishers Louisville, Ky. / duPont Manual Versailles, Ky. / Woodford County Ludlow, Ky. / Ludlow Hartford, Ky. / Ohio Co. Glasgow, Ky. / Barren Co. Greenville, Ky. / Muhlenberg Madisonville, Ky. / Madisonville-North Hopkins Cincinnati, Ohio / Mariemont Lexington, Ky. / Lafayette Krypton, Ky. / Buckhorn Nicholasville, Ky. / Lexington Christian Academy Lawrenceburg, Ky. / Anderson Co.

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Danielle Blount Rian Boelter Josie Cunningham Elizabeth Deaton Rebecca Facktor Savannah Hemmer Bethany Herron Olivia Kee Shelby Lewis Makia McIntyre Sadie Middleton Kali Nolan Kailey Price Allison Priebe Darby Whelan Lauren Wunsch Branden Brookfield Darrell Corn Bradley Easterling Gunnar Eaton Jordan Hancock Logan Hopper Charlie Jordan Nathan McCullough Matthew Napier Graham Smith Simon Yount

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Rian Boelter Sophomore Hebron, Ky. Conner

Josie Cunningham Freshman Lexington, Ky. Henry Clay

Elizabeth Deaton Senior Tuscon, Ariz. Pima Community College

Rebecca Facktor Junior Louisville, Ky. Ballard

Savannah Hemmer Senior Covington, Ky. Notre Dame Academy

Bethany Herron Senior Versailles, Ky. Woodford Co.

Olivia Kee Junior Greenup, Ky. Rose Hill

Shelby Lewis Junior Owensboro, Ky. Apollo

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Danielle Blount Sophomore Atlanta, Ga. Blessed Trinity Catholic

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Kali Nolan Freshman Cumberland, Ky. Harlan County

Sadie Middleton Junior Bardstown, Ky. Thomas Nelson

Kailey Price Sophomore Greenville, Ind. Floyd Central

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Branden Brookfield Sophomore Versailles, Ky. Woodford County

Darby Whelan Sophomore Fishers, Ind. Fishers

Lauren Wunsch Freshman Louisville, Ky. duPont Manual

Darrell Corn Freshman Ludlow, Ky. Ludlow

Bradley Easterling Senior Hartford, Ky. Ohio Co.

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Allison Priebe Freshman Louisville, Ky. Assumption

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Gunnar Eaton Sophomore Glasgow, Ky. Barren Co.

Jordan Hancock Sophomore Greenville, Ky. Muhlenberg

Logan Hopper Freshman Madisonville, Ky. Madisonville-North Hopkins

Nathan McCullough Junior Lexington, Ky. Lafayette

Matthew Napier Freshman Krypton, Ky. Buckhorn

Charlie Jordan Sophomore Cincinnati, Ohio Mariemont

Graham Smith Junior Nicholasville, Ky. Lexington Christian Academy

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Simon Yount Sophomore Lawrenceburg, Ky. Anderson Co.


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2018 Transylvania Track and Field Media Guide  
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