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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

2016-17 Media Guide

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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

QUICK FACTS

The 2016 cross country media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Justin Sweeney and Assistant Director of Sports Information Neal Settle

Season Outlook and Review

Lettermen Returning..............................................................12 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................1 Newcomers.................................................................................7

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.

Cross Country Coaching Staff

Head Coach.....................................................Heidi Pinkerton Assistant Coach.................................................Max Coleman Strength and Conditioning....................................Mike Caro Field Hockey Office Phone............................(859)-281-3557 Twitter...........................................................@TransyXCTrack

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NCAA DIVISION III

Credits

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.

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Asst. AD of Compliance........................................Keith Cecil Asst. AD of Marketing.....................................Kyle Dunaway Exec. Asst. to VP ..........................................Parviz Zartoshty of Enrollment & Student Life Sports Information Director..........................Justin Sweeney Asst.Sports Information Director.........................Neal Settle Faculty Athletics Representative...........................Judy Jones Business Manager......................................Diana Whitehouse Title IX Coordinator.........................Ashley Hinton-Moncer

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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 of Enrollment & Student Life..............Dr. Holly Sheilley Business Manager......................................Diana Whitehouse Athletic Department Phone............................(859)233-8270 Athletics Mission Statement Address...................300 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40508 The Transylvania intercollegiate athletics program is Website.................................................www.transysports.com integral to the university’s educational mission and operates under the principles of amateur athletics and Athletic Administration VP of Enrollment & Student Life..............Dr. Holly Sheilley fair play, as established by the National Collegiate Athletic Senior Associate AD.................................... Mary Struckhoff Association (NCAA) Division III.


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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History International Affairs Mathematics Music (Applied) Music Education 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

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PREPROFESSIONAL PREPARATION IN: Health Professions: dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine Engineering Law Ministry

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40 MAJORS

ADDITIONAL MINORS AND PREPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS


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LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III


TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

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LEXINGTON,KY KY NCAA NCAADIVISION DIVISIONIII III LEXINGTON, TRANSYLVANIAUNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY TRANSYLVANIA

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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ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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ALL-AMERICANS

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES

2015–16

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BACK TO BACK ORLC CHAMPIONS


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 third year with the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2016-17 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

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.

Nick Reuss begins his sixth year with the Transylvania sports medcine staff and his first as Director of Sports Medicine for the 2016-17 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 over seven 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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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

Pioneers Coaching Staff

Heidi Pinkerton Head Coach The Heidi Pinkerton era has witnessed immense growth for both the Transylvania Track and Field and Cross Country programs. Pinkerton is in her sixth year as the Head Coach for Transylvania Track and Field and Cross Country. Over that period, Pinkerton has grown both squads into premier programs in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference while bringing each team into towards the national spotlight.

In the 2011 cross country season, Betsy Heines earned all-conference honors by finishing fifth at the HCAC Championships. Heines also finished as the runner-up in the women’s 10k in cross country in the 2012 season to set the tone for Pinkerton’s tenure. As head coach of the Pioneers track and field and cross country programs, Pinkerton draws upon a diverse career as a collegiate athlete and coaching stops at the NCAA Division I level. Prior to Transylvania, Pinkerton was the head cross country coach and assistant track coach at Guilford College from 2008 to 2011. During her tenure, Pinkerton coached a pair of Division III All-South Region performers in 2009-10 and helped guide the men’s cross country team to a second-place conference showing in 2010. She was also an instructor in weightlifting at Guilford College, while holding a number of administrative positions.

“Each season I have coached at Transy, both the cross country and track and field teams have improved, and constant improvement is my goal,” says Pinkerton. “Every year, the aim is to improve this program into becoming one of the top teams in the conference and pushing more student-athletes into appearances at the As a collegiate athlete, Pinkerton ran both cross national level.” country and track at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was a team capAs the Pioneers approach 2016, the cross country tain in both sports. Pinkerton finished third in the team continues its pursuit towards the top of the Southern Conference Cross Country ChampionHCAC pecking order. ships in 2004, and was an All-Southern Conference selection in 2003 and 2004. While at Greensboro, A program experiencing growth each year, the PioPinkerton set the school record in the steeplechase. neers have established a slew of personal and program PRs. Pinkerton holds a master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio University, and a USATF Level I Since Pinkerton’s arrival to Transylvania, six different Coaching License. She is also a Certified Endurance men’s cross-country runners have etched their names Event Specialist as awarded by the Track and Field into the top-15 best times for the 8-kilometer race. Academy. 10


Pioneers Coaching Staff TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Max Coleman Assistant Coach

A high-jumper and long-jumper during his four years as a student-athlete at NCAA Division I High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, Coleman brings his personal expertise to the Pioneers along with two years of success at Springfield. As assistant coach with the Pioneers, Coleman’s duties will focus on sprints and hurdles, a department the Pioneers have enjoyed great success with in the past few years.

In his two years as an assistant at Springfield, Coleman helped develop two All-Americans; Coleman guided one student-athlete to a second-place showing in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships while coaching another to a seventh-place finish in the women’s 60m final at the Indoor Track and Field Championships (a school-record time in the event).

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A native of Trumbull, Connecticut, Coleman specialized in coaching sprints, jumps, and hurdles while obtaining a master’s Degree at Springfield.

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Max Coleman, most recently a two-year graduate assistant coach with Springfield College, joined Transylvania’s Track and Field and Cross Country Staff in June 2016.


NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

2016 Cross Country Roster

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CLASS.

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

Gage Abell Michael Clore Justin Garagnani Jordan Hancock Giovanni Hernandez Nicholas Johnston Charlie Jordan Brian Mudrak Evan Reister Jared Robertson-Noel Riley Bresnahan Elizabeth Deaton Ashley Dragan Rebecca Facktor Cora Kerber Sadie Middleton Jennai Mitchell Melanie Peterson Alex Voelker Hannah Woggon

Jr Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Lexington, Ky. / Paul Dunbar Owensboro, Ky. / Owensboro Catholic Bardstown, Ky. / Thomas Nelson Greenville, Ky. / Muhlenberg Santa Ana, Calif. / Godinez Fundamental Verona, Ky. / Walton Verona Cincinnati, Oh. / Mariemont Georgetown, Ky. / Scott Co. Mount Washington, Ky. / Bullitt East Lexington, Ky. / Bryan Station Morgantown, W.Va. / University Tuscon, Ariz. / Pima CC Burlington, Ky. / Cooper Louisville, Ky. / Ballard Winchester, Ky. / George Rogers Clark Bardstown, Ky. / Thomas Nelson Paducah, Ky. / Paducah Tilghman

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Chattanooga, Tenn. / School for the Arts & Sciences

Jeffersonville, Ind. / Presentation Louisville, Ky. / The Brown School


Owensboro Catholic

Justin Garagnani Sophomore Bardstown, Ky. Thomas Nelson

Jordan Hancock Freshman Greenville, Ky. Muhlenberg

Giovanni Hernandez Junior Santa Ana, Calif. Godinez Fundamental

Nicholas Johnston Sophomore Verona, Ky. Walton Verona

Michael Clore Freshman Owensboro, Ky.

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Gage Abell Junior Lexington, Ky. Paul Dunbar

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Brian Mudrak Sophomore Georgetown, Ky. Scott Co.

Evan Reister Senior Mount Washington, Ky. Bullitt East

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Charlie Jordan Freshman Cincinnati, Oh. Mariemont

Jared Robertson-Noel Junior Lexington, Ky. Bryan Station

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Riley Bresnahan Junior Morgantown, W.Va. University

Elizabeth Deaton Junior Tuscon, Ariz. Pima CC

Ashley Dragan Freshman Burlington, Ky. Cooper

Rebecca Facktor Sophomore Louisville, Ky. Ballard

Cora Kerber Senior Winchester, Ky. George Rogers Clark

Sadie Middleton Sophomore Bardstown, Ky. Thomas Nelson

Jennai Mitchell Freshman Paducah, Ky. Paducah Tilghman

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Melanie Peterson Junior Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences

Alex Voelker Freshman Jeffersonville, Ind Presentation

Hannah Woggon Junior Louisville, Ky. The Brown School


TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY LEXINGTON, KY NCAA DIVISION III

2016-17 Schedule Sat. Sept. 3 at Berea Sat., Sept. 10 at Hanover Fri., Sept. 23 at Mt. St. Jospeh Sat., Oct. 1 at Louisville Fri., Oct. 14 at Wilmington College Sat., Oct. 29 at Hanover Sat., Nov. No 12 at Hope College

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2016 Transylvania Cross Country Media Guide