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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 2017 Womens Golf 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................................................................6 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................1 Newcomers.................................................................................2

Womens Golf Staff

Head Coach........................................Tyrus York (2nd Year) Assistant Coach ....................................................Tiara Harris

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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 of 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


NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

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.

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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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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LEXINGTON, KY

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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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PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK AWARD WINNERS IN 2016-17


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.

LIBBY COLE ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

Libby Cole begins her fourth year with the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2017-18 after two years at Division I Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. At Wright State, Cole worked as a graduate assistant and certified athletic trainer. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Miami (Ohio) University before earning a masters degree in physical education and sports management from Wright State. in 2014

KYLE SUTTON ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

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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.

Nick Reuss begins his seventh year with the Transylvania sports medcine staff and his second as the 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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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.

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Sports Medicine

NICK REUSS DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE

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.

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Pioneers Coaching Staff

HEAD COACH

Tyrus York is in his second full season as the Transylvania women’s golf head coach.

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Tyrus York

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Since taking over the program in March 2016, Transylvania women’s golf has reached milestones unforeseen before York’s arrival. A two-time PGA Teacher of the Year awardwinner, the Pioneers receive daily instruction from one of the elite golf coaches

A native of Harlan, Kentucky, York brings a unique combination of professional golfing experience along with a rich and far-reaching teaching pedigree to the position. York has been a Class A-certified PGA Professional for six years and instructs as a PGA Teaching Professional at the High Performance Golf Academy in Nicholasville, Kentucky. York brings a wealth of acclaim to the women’s golf head coaching position at Transylvania; York most recently won the 2017 Kentucky Section PGA Teacher of the Year award, the second time he has received such honors. York was also named the Kentucky Section PGA Teacher of the Year in 2014, and has also been nominated for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Junior Golf Leader of the Year awards in the Kentucky Section. In his first full season at Transylvania during the 2016-2017 season, instant results came for the Pioneers women’s golf team; the Pioneers finished the 2016 portion of the fall season strong as sophomore Meredith Moir captured the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference individual championship with a first-place finish at Hulman Links Golf Club. Both Moir and fellow sophomore Jenna Soderling notched first and second place in the 2016 HCAC Women’s Golf Championships under York’s guidance while Moir was named the conference player of the year. 10

The Pioneers completed 2017 on a high note as they won the team title at the Transylvania Spring Invitational at Keene Run Golf Course, their home venue. While the evolution of the Transylvania program has been swift under York’s management, his procession to becoming the Pioneers women’s golf head coach has been a steady drive from a playing career that began as an eighth-grader, led to a college career at the University of the Cumberlands, and bloomed into a coaching career following graduation in 2005. York served as the boys and girls high school head coach at the Sayre School in Lexington for three years from 2012 through 2015. In all, York has been involved in golf instruction for over a decade prior to his current stint as the women’s golf head coach at Transylvania. The love of the game and the love of teaching it are two passions that fuel York’s daily drive as a coach: “I began teaching golf shortly after the conclusion of my college golf career and knew that coaching was something I wanted to do for a long time,” says York. “I’m fortunate that my primary focus has been on instruction, and subsequently improving these teaching skills. Along the way I’ve been able to contribute to the marketing efforts of the facilities I’ve worked with, as well as manage the financial responsibilities of running my own teaching business.” York touts a relationship-first teaching philosophy based upon initially evaluating the learning style of each of his students, and developing a method that best aligns with their abilities and talents prior to developing the optimal golf swing. “My philosophy as an instructor is do something every day to better yourself and personally adopt that in my own life,” said York. As a resident of the Lexington area for a decade, York commands an understanding of the university and top-level aspirations for his program: “Transylvania has a rich history here in the state of Kentucky for both academics and sports,” said York. “The university has long been a very important landmark in Lexington. Having produced extremely talented student-athletes already, I want to see more women’s golfers be a part of that legacy. I am humbled to be the coach to take these ladies to the next level.”


ASSISTANT COACH

Tiara Harris, a former Transylvania women’s golfer, in in her third year as an assistant coach with the Pioneers women’s golf team. Harris, who was a four-year letterwinner in women’s golf for the Pioneers from 2011 through 2015, hails from Maysville, Kentucky where she played at Mason County High School prior to her college career at Transy.

Harris finished off a solid career for the Pioneers with the second-best score among her Transylvania peers at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championships in 2014. Harris ranked second on the Pioneers in her senior campaign in scoring average by round.

“I’m excited to work with Tyrus in growing this program by finding the next wave of recruits for upcoming seasons, and help elevate this program to our staff ’s expectations,” said Harris. Harris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Computer Science from Transylvania.

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The former Pioneer golfer has been with the program following her graduation in 2015 prior to the arrival of head coach Tyrus York.

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Harris has been involved in the game of golf since age 12, when she quickly developed a passion for the game and became a region champion at Mason County.

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Tiara Harris

Pioneers Coaching Staff


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Rachel Fine Sophomore Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar

Rebecca Fine Sophomore Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar

Keeley Goff Senior Mount Vernon, Ky. / Rockcastle Co.

Lexie Lamar Sophomore Lewisport, Ky. / Hancock Co.

Meredith Moir Junior Louisville, Ky. / Sacred Heart Academy

Emily Neat Sophomore Louisville, Ky. / Christian Academy

Jenna Soderling Junior Central City, Ky. / Muhlenberg Co.

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Lindsay Bloom Senior Lewisport, Ky. / Hancock Co.

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2017 Womens Golf Roster NAME.

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

Lindsay Bloom

Sr.

Lewisport, Ky. / Hancock Co.

Rachel Fine

So.

Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar

Rebecca Fine

So.

Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar

Keeley Goff

Sr.

Mount Vernon, Ky. / Rockcastle Co.

Lexie Lamar

So.

Lewisport, Ky. / Hancock Co.

Meredith Moir

Jr.

Louisville, Ky. / Sacred Heart Academy

Emily Neat

So.

Louisville, Ky. / Christian Academy

Jenna Soderling

Jr.

Central City, Ky. / Muhlenberg Co.

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NCAA DIVISION III

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