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UAB 2014 Men’s Golf

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Table of Contents/Quick Facts ................................................................ 1 2013-14 UAB Men’s Golf Roster .............................................................. 2 Head Coach Alan Murray .......................................................................... 3 Will Cannon ...................................................................................................4 Ryan Davies ...................................................................................................5 Paul Dunne ....................................................................................................6 Sam Love ........................................................................................................7 Wilson McDonald ........................................................................................8 Martin Rohwer ..............................................................................................9 Thomas Sutton ...........................................................................................10 Henry James/Taylor McCullum.............................................................11 2013 Fall Tournament Breakdown.......................................................12 2012-13 Tournament Breakdown ........................................................13 Year-By-Year Results..................................................................................14 Record Book ......................................................................................... 15-19 Alan Kaufman .............................................................................................20 Blazers on Tour ...........................................................................................21 Graeme McDowell.............................................................................. 22-23 Conference USA .........................................................................................24 UAB Administration ........................................................................... 25-26 Birmingham: The Magic City .................................................................27 UAB at a Glance ................................................................................... 28-30 UAB in the Community..................................................................... 31-32 Proud Past and Bright Future ......................................................... 33-35 Gene Bartow ...............................................................................................36 Excellence at the Next Level ..................................................................37 All-Americans..............................................................................................38 Blazer Highlights........................................................................................39 Campus Recreation Center ....................................................................40

GENERAL Location ......................................................................... Birmingham, Ala. Founded .................................................................................................1969 Enrollment......................................................................................... 17,999 Nickname .......................................................................................... Blazers School Colors ....................................................Forest Green and Gold Affiliation ......................................................................... NCAA Division I Conference .....................................................................Conference USA President ................................................................................Dr. Ray Watts Athletic Director .................................................................Brian Mackin

Athletic Media Relations Norm Reilly Associate AD/Media Relations Office Phone: 205-934-0722 E-Mail: nreilly@uab.edu

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM First Year .......................................................................................... 1978-79 NCAA Regional Tournament Appearances ................................... 9 NCAA Championships Appearances................................................ 4 COACHING STAFF Head Coach ........................................................ Alan Murray, First Year Volunteer Assistant Coach........................... Todd Green, First Year TEAM FACTS 2013 NCAA Regional Tournament Finish ............................... 10th 2013 Conference USA Championship Finish ...........................4th Letterwinners Returning/Lost ........................................................5/2 Top Returnees .......Sam Love, Wilson McDonald, Thomas Sutton Newcomers...................................................................................................2 Top Newcomers................................Henry James, Taylor McCullum MEDIA UAB Athletics Website ................................................UABsports.com UAB Athletics Twitter ................................................... @UABathletics UAB Golf Twitter .........................................................@UAB_MensGolf

Credits The 2013-14 UAB men’s golf media guide was compiled, designed, written, and edited by Anthony Prisco and is the property of the UAB Athletic Media Relations Office. Editorial assistance provided by Norm Reilly, Alan Murray, and Alan Kaufman.

Tray Littlefield Assistant Director of Media Relations Office Phone: 205-934-7920 E-Mail: trayl@uab.edu

Photography: Jimmy Mitchell, Steve Wood, Nik Layman, and Ashley Fleming.

Anthony Prisco (Men’s Golf Contact) Assistant Director of Media Relations Office Phone: 205-996-2576 Cell Phone: 205-908-7890 E-Mail: avprisco@uab.edu

Cover and Layout: Provations Group, Lexington, Ky.

Kristin Watkins Assistant Director of Media Relations Office Phone: 205-934-0725 E-Mail: kristinw@uab.edu Brandon Lee Media Relations Assistant Office Phone: 205-934-0724 E-Mail: brlee@uab.edu 1

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2013-14 UAB Men’s Golf Roster

2013-14 UAB Men’s Golf Team Back Row (Left to Right): Martin Rohwer, Ryan Davies, Wilson McDonald, Taylor McCullum, Henry James Front Row (Left to Right): Head Coach Alan Murray, Paul Dunne, Sam Love, Thomas Sutton, Will Cannon

2013-14 UAB Men’s Golf Roster Name Will Cannon Ryan Davies Paul Dunne Henry James Sam Love Taylor McCullum Wilson McDonald Martin Rohwer Thomas Sutton

Year So. R-So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. R-Sr.

Hometown/Previous School Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS Aberdare, Wales/St. John Baptist Greystones, Ireland/Blackrock College Kidderminster, England/Old Swinford Hospital Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville HS Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS Mobile, Ala./St. Paul HS Natal, South Africa/Kearsney College Montgomery, Ala./Mongtomery Catholic

Head Coach: Alan Murray, First Season Volunteer Assistant Coach: Todd Green, First Season 2

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Head Coach Alan Murray First Season - Toledo ‘02 Former Toledo star Alan Murray is in his first season as the head coach of the men’s golf team after serving three seasons as an assistant coach. Murray was named head coach for the UAB men’s golf program in 2013. Murray, a native of Bray, Ireland, played on the European Challenge Tour and the Europro Tour prior to his time at UAB. “I am delighted for the opportunity to work with the UAB golf programs,” Murray said when he originally was hired as an assistant coach. “I often crossed paths with (former UAB head coach) Alan Kaufman while I played at Toledo because he always had talented athletes from Ireland. I’m excited for the season to get underway and to help drive these programs forward.” Murray played golf at Toledo from 1998-2002. He earned first-team All-Mac honors as a senior and helped the Rockets to the 2002 MAC Championship. The 32-year-old also served as an assistant pro at the Toledo Country Club after his tenure with the Rockets. “Alan is going to be a great asset for our golf program,” Kaufman said. “He has a great knowledge of the game and being a former collegiate and professional player, he will provide our student-athletes with terrific insight. We are very happy he is part of the UAB golf family.”

Head coach Alan Murray on the course with senior Sam Love during the 2012-13 season. 3

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Will Cannon Sophomore - Hoover Ala. - Hoover HS Freshman Season (2012-13) Competed in one tournament, firing a three-round score of 238 (+22) to finish T-48th at the Invitational at the Ocean Course. High School Member of Alabama High School State Championship runner-up team in 2010 and 2012 ... medalist in the 2011 Bradley Johnson Memorial Championship. Personal Full name is William Cannon ... born Feb. 13, 1994 in Hilton Head Island, S.C. ... son of John and Kathleen Cannon ... major is finance ... has three sisters.

Career Statistics Freshman Season (2012-13) Event Invitational at the Ocean Course

Year 2012-13 Totals

Events 1 1

Results 78-75-85 = 238 (+22)

Rounds 3 3

Place t48

Strokes 238 238

Avg. 79.3 79.3

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Ryan Davies Redshirt Sophomore - Aberdare, Wales - St. John Baptist Freshman Season (2012-13) Competed in one tournament, firing a three-round score of 232 (+16) to finish T-51st at the Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate. Redshirt Season (2011-12) Sat out the 2012-12 season as a redshirt. High School Competed and earned a spot on the Welsh National Team ... captured the UK Nick Faldo Series title ... also competed for the soccer team ... from the same hometown as former UAB standouts Chris Cousins and Ryan Thomas. Personal Full name is Ryan James Davies ... born Feb. 19, 1993 in Aberdare, Wales ... son of Paul and Paula Davies ... intended major is undeclared ... has a younger brother, Michael.

Career Statistics Freshman Season (2012-13) Event Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate*

Year 2012-13 Totals

Events 1 1

Rounds 3 3

Results 80-76-76 = 232 (+16)

Place t51

Strokes 232 232

Avg. 77.3 77.3

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Paul Dunne Junior - Greystones, Ireland - Blackrock College Sophomore Season (2012-13) One of three golfers to play in all 12 tournaments for the Blazers, averaging a 74.5 over 34 rounds ... recorded one top-10 and six top-25 finishes on the season, including a season best tie for fifth place showing at the Warrior Wave Invitational ... at that tournament, Dunne fired a career-best seven-under par 65 in the final round.

54-hole score of 210 (E).

Freshman Season (2011-12) Competed in 12 tournaments during his freshman season with UAB ... he shot his lowest 36-hole score of 137 (-5) in the Hummingbird Intercollegiate, which was good for second place ... Dunne’s lowest 18-hole score also came at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate were he carded a five-under-par 66 in the second round ... he helped the Blazers to a third place finish in the NCAA Stanford Regional by recording his best

High School A standout golfer on the Ireland junior circuit and considered one of the top junior players in his country ... a member of the Irish Youth National Team ... claimed a four-stroke victory at the Irish Under-18 Boys Championship ... selected to represent his country at the European Amateur Team Championship at Oceanico Victoria Golf Club, Portugal ... captured the 2010 Irish Youths Amateur Championship title with a four-round total of 287 (73-73-71-70), finishing two shots ahead of the competition ... in doing so, he joined a list of past champions that includes professional stars Padraig Harrington and Louis Oosthuizen ... just missed defending his championship title in 2011, finishing third-place overall. Personal Full name is Paul Colum Dunne ... born Nov. 26, 1992 in Dublin, Ireland ... son of Colum and Michelle Dunne ... intended major is business finance ... has an older brother, David, and older sister, Alison.

Career Statistics Sophomore Season (2012-13) Event Invitational at the Ocean Course Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Warrior Wave Invitational SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Schenkel Invitational Duck Invitational Old Waverly Collegaite Championship Conference USA Championship NCAA Baton Rouge Regional

Results 74-DQ-79 = 153 (+9) 74-71-73 = 218 (+2) 81-76-84 = 241 (+25) 79-75-72 = 226 (+16) 75-71-65 = 211 (-5) 70-72-74 = 216 (+6) 70-76 = 146 (+2) 74-77-72 = 223 (+7) 74-73-73 = 220 (+4) 71-76-73 = 220 (+4) 72-71-76 = 219 (+3) 79-78-82 = 239 (+23)

Place DQ t16 t36 t36 t5 t33 t20 t36 t22 t17 t14 t65

Freshman Season (2011-12) Event Saint Mary’s Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Invitational at the Ocean Course Hummingbird Intercollegiate SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Schenkel Invitational Bancorp South Intercollegiate Memphis Intercollegiate Conference USA Championship NCAA Stanford Regional NCAA Championships

Results 76-70-72 = 218 (+2) 76-78-79 = 233 (+23) 73-73-76 = 222 (+6) 71-66 = 137 (-5) 74-74-77 = 225 (+15) 74-71-77 = 222 (+6) 70-69-74 = 213 (-3) 71-74 = 145 (+1) 77-76-79 = 232 (+16) 75-71-73 = 219 (+3) 69-69-72 = 210 (E) 75-74-75 = 224 (+11)

Place t10 t52 t18 2 t44 t22 t16 t26 t33 t13 t25 t77

Year 2011-12 2012-13 Totals

Events 12 12 24

Rounds 34 34 68

Strokes 2502 2533 5035

Avg. 73.6 74.5 74.0

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Sam Love Senior - Trussville, Ala. - Hewitt-Trussville HS Junior Season (2012-13) Recorded a 74.9 scoring average over 35 rounds for UAB, competing in all 12 tournaments for the Blazers ... posted a season-best 54-hole score of 217 (+1) at both the Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, where he also posted his best finish of the season, a tie for 11th place, and the Schenkel Invitational ... posted a career-low round of six-under par 66 in the second round of the Schenkel Invitational ... finished the season with four top-25 finishes. Sophomore Season (2011-12) Love competed in all 13 tournaments for the Blazers recording a 73.2 average over 37 rounds ... his best finish of the season came in the Invitational at the Ocean Course were he took medalist honors carding a seven-under-par 209 over 54-holes ... on the season, Love improved across the board setting personal bests for 18-, 36-, and 54-hole scores ... he finished the season with eight top-25 and two top-10 finishes. Freshman Season (2010-11) Had an immediate impact during his freshman season ... competed in seven events during the year for the Blazers ... had a career-best seventh-place finish at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... carded a career-best round of 71 on two separate occasions coming at the Georgia Tech Invtatational final round and the first round of his next tournament, the Conference USA Championship ... also carded a career-low 36 hole (144) and 54-hole (218) scores at the C-USA championship, which helped him to a 16th-place finish ... finished the season with a 76.17 per round stroke average. High School Despite only playing two seasons on the team, he made an impact on the high school ranks as Golfweek/Sagarin rated him as the fifth-best golfer in the state of Alabama ... captured three medalist honors and made seven all-tournament teams ... was also one of the top golfers in the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT), capturing the individual title at Rock Creek Country Club ... placed third overall in the SJGT Tournament of Champions and had a second-place finish at the Brad Willis Tournament in August of 2009 ... participated in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) “Paying It Forward” program where he raised $7,200 which was the highest fundraiser nationally of all the AJGA 2009 programs ... a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (mathematics honor society) ... coached by Chad Dahlke. Personal Full name is Sam Roper Love ... born March 16, 1992 in Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Kathy and Carmen Love ... major at UAB is industrial distribution ... has one sister.

Career Statistics Junior Season (2012-13) Event Invitational at the Ocean Course Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Warrior Wave Invitational SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Schenkel Invitational* Duck Invitational Old Waverly Collegiate Championship Conference USA Championship NCAA Baton Rouge Regional

Results 77-75-79 = 231 (+15) 70-70-77 = 217 (+1) 80-79-77 = 236 (+20) 76-72-71 = 219 (+9) 75-74-76 = 225 (+9) 71-75-75 = 221 (+11) 74-74 = 148 (+4) 76-66-75 = 217 (+1) 72-73-78 = 223 (+7) 73-76-76 = 225 (+9) 78-71-72 = 221 (+5) 82-74-81 = 237 (+21)

Place t21 t11 t28 t15 t54 t51 t31 t14 t37 33 t26 62

Sophomore Season (2011-12) Event Sam Hall Intercollegite Saint Mary’s Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Invitational at the Ocean Course Hummingbird Invitational SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Schenkel Invitational Bancorp South Intercollegiate Memphis Intercollegiate Conference USA Championship NCAA Stanford Regional NCAA Championships

Results 74-70-70 = 214 (+1) 70-72-78 = 220 (+4) 76-74-73 = 223 (+13) 70-69-70 = 209 (-7) 72-70 = 142 (E) 72-76-71 = 219 (+9) 79-77-73 = 229 (+13) 70-69-74 = 213 (-3) 71-73 = 144 (E) 78-77-78 = 233 (+17) 74-74-71 = 219 (+3) 73-68-76 = 217 (+7) 74-75-78 = 227 (+14)

Place t23 t15 t35 1 t9 t19 t55 t16 t20 t36 t13 t51 t105

Year 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Totals

Events 7 13 12 32

Rounds 18 37 35 90

Strokes 1371 2709 2620 6700

Freshman Season (2010-11) Event Hummingbird Intercollegiate SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Intercollegiate Louisiana Classic BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Georgia Tech Invitational Conference USA Championship

Avg. 76.2 73.2 74.9 74.4

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Results 77-76 = 153 (+9) 76-76-77 = 229 (+19) 80-79-74 = 233 (+17) 75-76-85 = 236 (+20) 80-74 = 154 (+10) 77-71 = 148 (+4) 71-73-74 = 218 (+2)

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Wilson McDonald Senior - Mobile, Ala. - St. Paul HS Junior Season (2012-13) Competed in nine tournaments for the Blazers, averaging a 75.1 over 26 rounds ... set personal bests for 36-hole (140) and 54-hole (211) scores and best finish (T-2nd) while matching his previous low round (70) twice in the 2013 Old Waverly Championship, helping the Blazers to a runner-up finish in the event ... finished the season with one top-10 finish and three top-25 finishes. Sophomore Season (2011-12) McDonald finished with an average of 75.2 in seven tournaments for the Blazers during his sophomore season ... he shot a one-under-par round of 70 for his lowest 18-hole score at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate ... his low 36- and 54-hole scores came at the Schenkel Invitational were he carded 72-71-72 for a three round total of 215 (-1) to finish a season best T-21st. Freshman Season (2010-11) Saw action in five tournaments as a true freshman ... his best tournament came when he competed as an individual at the Montevallo Intercollegiate where he finished 20th overall ... carded a career-low 18-hole score of 70 during the second round of the Hummingbird Invitational ... finished that tournament tied for 27th overall with a career-best 36-hole score of 146 ... shot a 54-hole low mark of 229 at the SunTrust Gator Inviational. High School Competed under head coach Sandy Santoli at St. Paul’s High School, which is the same high school that former UAB great Zack Sucher attended ... a five-time AHSAA all-state honoree (2005-10) dating back to his eighth-grade season ... was named to the all-metro team by the Mobile Press Register in 2009 ... was tabbed the 2007 Southeastern Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year and the 2007 Robert Trent Jones Junior Tour Player of the Year ... led St. Paul to the boys 5A state championship in 2009 and 2010 ... finished runner-up for the 2010 individual medalist honors ... helped his team to the sectional championship in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 ... claimed the individual section title in 2008. Personal Full name is Wilson Joseph McDonald ... born Jan. 22, 1992 in Mobile, Ala. ... son of Jay and Beth McDonald ... major at UAB is industrial distribution ... has one brother and one sister.

Career Statistics Junior Season (2012-13) Event Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate* David Toms Intercollegiate SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Schenkel Invitational Duck Invitational Old Waverly Collegiate Championship Conference USA Championship NCAA Baton Rouge Regional

Results 74-73-78 = 225 (+9) 76-83-82 = 241 (+25) 73-76-72 = 221 (+11) 72-74 = 146 (+2) 73-77-79 = 229 (+13) 74-70-74 = 218 (+2) 70-70-71 = 211 (-5) 75-74-76 = 225 (+9) 74-87-75 = 236 (+20)

Place t29 t36 t51 t20 t64 t14 t2 t35 t59

Sophomore Season (2011-12) Event Sam Hall Intercollegiate Invitational at the Ocean Course SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Schenkel Invitational Bancorp South Intercollegiate NCAA Championships

Results 73-74-70 = 217 (+4) 75-80-76 = 231 (+15) 72-75-78 = 225 (+15) 79-80-75 = 234 (+18) 72-71-72 = 215 (-1) 73-78 = 151 (+7) 73-80-78 = 231 (+18)

Place t37 t47 t44 71 t21 t58 t130

Year 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Totals

Events 5 7 9 21

Rounds 13 20 26 59

Strokes 1001 1504 1952 4457

Freshman Season (2010-11) Event Ocean Course Intercollegiate Montevallo Intercollegiate* Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Hummingbitd Intercollegiate SunTrust Invitational

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Results 80-82-74 = 236 (+20) 74-81 = 155 (+13) 79-80-76 = 235 (+22) 76-70 = 146 (+4) 79-76-74 = 229 (+19)

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Martin Rohwer Sophomore - Natal, South Africa - Kearsney College Freshman Season (2012-13) Competed in seven tournaments for the Blazers as a true freshman recording an average of 75.8 over 20 rounds ... best finish and tournament score came at the SunTrust Gator Invitational where Rohwer finished in a tie for 10th place with a 54-hole total of 211 (+1) ... at that event, he also set his personal best 18-hole (69) and 36-hole (142) scores. High School Member of South Africa U18 Junior golf team ... KZN U18 and U23 golf team member.

... has one sister, Stacey.

Personal Born Aug. 24, 1993 in Durbam, South Africa ... son of Sue and Manfred Rohwer ... major is business finance

Career Statistics Freshman Season (2012-13) Event Invitational at the Ocean Course Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate* Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Schenkel Invitational

Year 2012-13 Totals

Events 7 7

Rounds 20 20

Results 73-76-79 = 228 (+12) 73-72-75 = 220 (+4) 78-83-82 = 243 (+27) 76-77-75 = 228 (+18) 71-71-69 = 211 (+1) 77-81 = 158 (+14) 75-75-78 = 228 (+12)

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Strokes 1516 1516

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Thomas Sutton Redshirt Senior - Montgomery, Ala. - Montgomery Catholic Junior Season (2012-13) Competed in all 12 tournaments for the Blazers during his junior season, recording a team-best 74.1 average over 35 rounds ... averaged a 72.6 over seven tournaments during the spring ... finished a career-best tied for second at the Old Waverly Classic with a 54-hole score of 211 (-5) to help the Blazers to a runner-up finish ... recorded three top-10 and eight top-25 finishes on the season ... played the final round of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at three-under par 69 to end the event in a tie for 17th place. Sophomore Season (2011-12) Competed in 10 tournaments averaging a 72.9 over 29 rounds for the Blazers ... he recorded three top10 finishes including a tie for fifth at the Saint Mary’s Invitational ... his low 18-hole round came in the opening round of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate where he fired a five-under-par 65 ... Sutton set personal career 36- and 54-hole marks at the NCAA Stanford Regional where he shot rounds of 68-68-72 for a four-under-par 206 total. Freshman Season (2010-11) Burst onto the scene after redshirting the 2009-10 season and was one of two UAB golfers (Jason Shufflebotham) to compete in all 12 events on the year ... was second on the team with a 75.66 per round stroke average ... had a career-best 13th-place finish at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... opened the Wolfpack Classic with a career-low round of 67, which was the best round of the year and the lowest 18-hole mark by a Blazer since since Adam West recorded a 67 in the final round of the 2008 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate ... recorded a season-low tournament score of one-over par 217 at the David Toms Intercollegiate to finish 29th overall ... had seven rounds below par ... named UAB Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 24 ... earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Redshirt Season (2009-10) Sat out the 2009-10 season as a redshirt. High School A five-year letterwinner under head coach Mike Barranco at Montgomery Catholic High School ... earned state runner-up honors as a senior ... a member of the National Honor Society and the A/B Honor Roll. Personal Full name is Thomas Carson Sutton ... born Dec. 31, 1990 in Montgomery, Ala. ... son of Bill and Liz Sutton ... major is accounting ... has a younger brother, Joseph, and older sister, Kristin.

Career Statistics Junior Season (2012-13) Event Invitational at the Ocean Course Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Warrior Wave Invitational SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Invitational* Schenkel Invitational Duck Invitational Old Waverly Collegiate Championship Conference USA Championship NCAA Baton Rouge Regional

Results 86-77-81 = 244 (+28) 75-72-77 = 224 (+8) 76-75-84 = 235 (+19) 69-73-73 = 215 (+5) 80-72-74 = 226 (+10) 70-72-74 = 216 (+6) 70-74 = 144 (E) 71-74-71 = 216 (E) 75-74-75 = 224 (+8) 72-68-71 = 211 (-5) 73-74-69 = 216 (E) 78-77-69 = 224 (+8)

Place t70 t25 27 9 57 t25 t12 t11 t41 t2 t8 t17

Sophomore Season (2011-12) Event Sam Hall Intercollegiate Saint Mary’s Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Invitational at the Ocean Course Hummingbird Invitational Schenkel Invitational Memphis Intercollegiate Conference USA Championship NCAA Stanford Regional NCAA Championships

Results 72-70-67 = 209 (-4) 75-68-73 = 216 (E) 65-74-76 = 215 (+5) 76-73-73 = 222 (+6) 73-79 = 152 (+9) 76-70-71 = 217 (+1) 74-76-80 = 230 (+14) 70-76-77 = 223 (+7) 68-68-72 = 206 (-4) 79-74-71 = 224 (+11)

Place t8 t5 t11 t18 t63 t31 t29 t27 t10 t77

Year 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Totals

Events 12 10 12 34

Rounds 32 29 35 96

Strokes 2421 2114 2595 7130

Avg. 75.7 72.9 74.1 74.3

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Freshman Season (2010-11) Event Ocean Course Intercollegiate Wolf Pack Classic Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate David Toms Intercollegiate Hummingbird Intercollegiate SunTrust Gator Invitational John Hayt Intercollegiate Louisiana Classic Duck Invitational BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Georgia Tech Invitational Conference USA Championship

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Results 79-73-80 = 232 (+16) 67-83 = 150 (+6) 73-78-75 = 226 (+13) 70-76-71 = 217 (+1) 69-81 = 150 (+8) 74-76-74 = 224 (+14) 68-75-82 = 225 (+9) 75-78-88 = 241 (+25) 84-77-75 = 236 (+20) 75-72 = 147 (+3) 74-77 = 151 (+7) 77-74-71 = 222 (+6)

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Henry James Freshman - Kidderminster, England - Old Swinford Hospital High School 2012 Wales U18 Boys’ Champion ... runner-up at the 2012 British Boys’ Amateur Championships ... member of the Wales national team in 2012 and 2013. Personal Full name is Henry Thomas James ... born May 19, 1994 in Stourbridge, England ... son of Mark James and Karen Maynes ... major is business ... has a younger sister, Victoria.

Taylor McCullum Freshman - Hoover, Ala. - Hoover HS High School Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur ... helped Hoover High School team to two state runner-up finishes in his high school career ... finished in the top 12 of the AHSAA 6A Championships four consecutive years ... won four Southeastern Junior championships in 2012. Personal Full name is Taylor McCullum ... born Aug. 24, 1994 in Charleston, S.C. ... son of Ken and Julie McCullum ... major is business ... has two brothers, Kenneth and Daniel.

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2013 Fall Tournament Breakdown Player Sam Love Wilson McDonald Thomas Sutton Martin Rohwer Paul Dunne Totals

Topy Cup Tanagura Country Club - Tanagura, Japan - Sept. 10 - 12 Par 70 - 6,964 yards Results 65-67-72 = 204 (-6) 71-66-70 = 207 (-3) 71-67-70 = 208 (-2) 67-71-72 = 210 (E) 71-71-72 = 214 (+4) 274-271-284 = 829 (-11)

Shoal Creek Intercollegiate hosted by Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Country Club - Birmingham, Ala. - Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 Par 72 - 7,234 yards Player Results Wilson McDonald 69-67-76 = 212 (-4) Martin Rohwer 72-70-72 = 214 (-2) Sam Love 69-74-72 = 215 (-1) Thomas Sutton 75-68-72 = 215 (-1) Paul Dunne 73-68-76 = 217 (+3) Totals 283-273-292 = 848 (-16)

Place 3 t8 t10 t15 t23 3rd/10

Place t6 t9 t12 t12 t20 2nd/12

Wilson McDonald took home individual medalist honors at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.

The 2013-14 UAB men’s golf team after its annual home tournament, the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate hosted by Graeme McDowell.

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Player Wilson McDonald Sam Love Paul Dunne Martin Rohwer Thomas Sutton Totals

Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Old Overton Country Club - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 7 - 8 Par 70 - 7,204 yards Results 65-67-70 = 202 (-8) 72-70-71 = 213 (+3) 72-73-70 = 215 (+5) 75-71-72 = 218 (+8) 76-78-70 = 224 (+14) 284-281-281 = 846 (+6)

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Player Paul Dunne Martin Rohwer Thomas Sutton Sam Love Wilson McDonald Totals

Georgetown Intercollegiate The Members Club - Beallsville, Md. - Oct. 21 - 22 Par 71 - 6,862 yards Results 69-69-71 = 209 (-4) 70-71-70 = 211 (-2) 70-69-73 = 212 (-1) 69-73-73 = 215 (+2) 70-73-73 = 216 (+3) 278-282-287 = 847 (-5)

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The Invitational at The Ocean Course The Ocean Course - Kiawah Island, S.C. - Sept. 9 - 11 Par 72 - 7,344 yards Results 73-76-79 = 228 (+12) 77-75-79 = 231 (+15) 78-75-85 = 238 (+22) 79-81-80 = 240 (+24) 86-77-81 = 244 (+28) 74-DQ-79 = 153 (+9) 302-303-317 = 922 (+58)

Place t13 t21 t48 t59 t70 DQ 6th/15

Player Paul Dunne Sam Love Martin Rohwer Thomas Sutton Hunter Hawkins Totals

Shoal Creek Intercollegiate hosted by Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Country Club - Birmingham, Ala. - Sept. 24 - 25 Par 72 - 7,234 yards Results 74-71-73 = 218 (+2) 70-70-79 = 219 (+3) 73-72-75 = 220 (+4) 75-72-77 = 224 (+8) 76-77-74 = 227 (+11) 292-285-299 = 876 (+11)

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David Toms Intercollegiate The University Club - Baton Rouge, La. - Oct. 6 - 7 Par 72 - 7,578 yards Results 76-72-85 = 233 (+17) 76-75-84 = 235 (+19) 80-79-77 = 236 (+20) 81-76-84 = 241 (+25) 76-83-82 = 241 (+25) 308-302-327 = 937 (+73)

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Player Thomas Sutton Sam Love Conner Pratt Paul Dunne Martin Rohwer Totals

Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Old Overton Country Club - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 15 - 16 Par 70 - 7,204 yards Results 69-73-73 = 215 (+5) 76-72-71 = 219 (+9) 76-75-72 = 223 (+13) 79-75-72 = 226 (+16) 76-77-75 = 228 (+18) 297-295-288 = 880 (+40)

Place 9 t15 t26 t36 t43 6th/12

Player Paul Dunne Sam Love Thomas Sutton Hunter Hawkins Conner Pratt Totals

Princeville Warrior Wave Intercollegiate Makai Golf Club at Princeville - Princeville, Hawaii - Nov. 5 - 7 Par 72 - 7,223 yards Results 75-71-65 = 211 (-5) 75-74-76 = 225 (+9) 80-72-74 = 226 (+10) 80-73-74 = 227 (+11) 79-80-69 = 228 (+12) 309-290-282 = 881 (+17)

Player Conner Pratt Thomas Sutton Sam Love Paul Dunne Wilson McDonald Totals

Place t5 t54 57 t58 t61 t10th/16

Player Martin Rohwer Thomas Sutton Paul Dunne Sam Love Wilson McDonald Totals

SunTrust Gator Invitational Mark Bostick Golf Course - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9 - 10 Par 70 - 6,701 yards Results 71-71-69 = 211 (+1) 70-72-74 = 216 (+6) 71-72-74 = 217 (+7) 71-75-75 = 221 (+11) 73-76-72 = 221 (+11) 283-290-289 = 862 (+22)

Player Paul Dunne Wilson McDonald Sam Love Hunter Hawkins Martin Rohwer Totals

John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Sawgrass Country Club - Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - Feb. 24 - 25 Par 72 - 6.988 yards Results 70-76 = 146 (+2) 72-74 = 146 (+2) 74-74 = 148 (+4) 76-76 = 152 (+8) 77-81 = 158 (+14) 292-300 = 592 (+16)

Place t20 t20 t31 t55 t76 t11th/15

Player Thomas Sutton Paul Dunne Hunter Hawkins Martin Rohwer Wilson McDonald Totals

Chris Schenkel Invitational Forest Heights Country Club - Statesboro, Ga. - Mar. 15 - 17 Par 72 - 6,962 yards Results 71-74-71 = 216 (E) 74-77-72 = 223 (+7) 74-77-73 = 224 (+8) 75-75-78 = 228 (+10) 73-77-79 = 229 (+11) 292-303-294 = 889 (+25)

Place t11 t36 t40 t57 t64 t9th/15

Player Hunter Hawkins Wilson McDonald Paul Dunne Sam Love Thomas Sutton Totals

Oregon Duck Invitational Eugene Country Club - Eugene, Ore. - Mar. 25 - 26 Par 72 - 7,020 yards Results 75-71-72 = 218 (+2) 74-70-74 = 218 (+2) 74-73-73 = 220 (+4) 72-73-78 = 223 (+5) 75-74-75 = 224 (+8) 295-287-294 = 876 (+12)

Place t14 t14 t22 t37 t41 6th/15

Player Wilson McDonald Thomas Sutton Paul Dunne Sam Love Hunter Hawkins Totals

Old Waverly Collegiate Championship Old Waverly Golf Club - West Point, Miss. - Apr. 8 - 9 Par 72 - 7,088 yards Results 70-70-71 = 211 (-5) 72-68-71 = 211 (-5) 71-76-73 = 220 (+4) 73-76-76 = 225 (+9) 78-77-78 = 234 (+18) 286-290-291 = 867 (+3)

Place t2 t2 t17 33 t66 2nd/14

Player Thomas Sutton Paul Dunne Hunter Hawkins Sam Love Wilson McDonald Totals

Conference USA Championships Texarkana Country Club - Texarkana, Ark. - Apr. 21 - 23 Par 72 - 6,935 yards Results 73-74-69 = 216 (E) 72-71-76 = 219 (+3) 76-70-74 = 220 (+4) 78-71-72 = 221 (+5) 75-74-76 = 225 (+9) 296-286-291 = 873 (+9)

Place t8 t14 t18 t26 t35 4th/12

Player Hunter Hawkins Thomas Sutton Wilson McDonald Sam Love Paul Dunne Totals

NCAA Baton Rouge Regional University Club - Baton Rouge, La. - May 16 - 18 Par 72 - 7,436 yards Results 77-71-75 = 223 (+7) 78-77-69 = 224 (+8) 74-87-75 = 236 (+20) 82-74-81 = 237 (+21) 79-78-82 = 239 (+23) 308-300-300 = 908 (+44)

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Head Coach Jimmy Ballard Jimmy Ballard Jimmy Ballard Joe Davidson Joe Davidson Joe Davidson Joe Davidson Mac Logue Mac Logue Joe Davidson Joe Davidson Mike Dunphy Mike Dunphy Mike Dunphy Mike Dunphy Mike Dunphy Mike Dunphy Mike Dunphy Mike Dunphy Mike Dunphy Alan Kaufman Alan Kaufman Alan Kaufman

Record N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 64-94-3 73-53-1 63-49-2 66-72-0 82-55-4 92-53-2 79-63-7 119-35-0 115-77-3 102-82-3 135-49-2 139-50-2

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NCAA Regionals NCAA Regionals NCAA Nationals - t12th NCAA Regionals NCAA Nationals - 27th NCAA Regionals NCAA Regionals

2001-02 UAB Men’s Golf Team

NCAA Regionals NCAA Nationals Individual NCAA Nationals - 22nd NCAA Regionals C-USA Champions NCAA Regionals Individual NCAA Regionals Individual NCAA Nationals - 29th NCAA Regionals NCAA Regionals

2078-1653-59 (.556)* 2007-08 UAB Men’s Golf Team

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Record Book Individual Titles 1985-86 Lynn Farquhar - 1985 Spring Hill Intercollegiate - Mobile, Ala. N/A 1990-01 Jay Horton - 1991 Sun Belt Conference Chmpionships - Hot Springs, Va. 218 1994-95 Zac Courtney - 1994 Trojan Fall Classic - Dothan, Ala. - Nov. 5 - 6 73-71-72 = 216 1996-97 Andrew Laurence - 1996 Legends/Pepsi Intercollegiate - Franklin, Tenn. - Oct. 7 - 8 69-72 = 141 Paul Dickinson - 1996 Legends/Pepsi Intercollegiate - Franklin, Tenn. - Oct. 7 - 8 70-71 = 141 Paul Dickinson - 1997 The Bridges All-American - Bay St. Louis, Mo. - Mar. 3 - 4 70-66-68 = 204 Chris Devlin - 1997 All-American Intercollegiate - Houston, Texas - Apr. 12 - 13 68-73 = 141 Chris Devlin - 1997 Conference USA Championships - West Columbia, Texas - Apr. 15 - 17 72-71-70 = 213 1999-2000 Chris Devlin - 1999 Precept Peach State Invitational - Eatonton, Ga. - Sept. 27 - 28 66-66 = 132 Daniel Ozley - 2000 49er Collegiate Classic - Long Beach, Calif. - Feb. 24 - 25 68-75-70 = 213 Chris Devlin - 2000 Beau Chene Collegiate Classic - Mandeville, La. - Mar. 27 - 28 65-69-67 = 201 Chris Devlin - 2000 Bearkat Classic - Montgomery, Texas - Apr. 10 - 11 69-68-66 = 203 Graeme McDowell - 2000 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. - May 8 - 9 66-73073 = 212

Zack Sucher 2002-03 Nathan Turner - 2003 Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate - Auburn, Ala. - Apr. 11 - 13 69-70-70 = 209

2000-01 Graeme McDowell - 2001 Conrad Rehling Invitational - Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Mar. 23 - 25 72-68-72 = 212 Graeme McDowell - 2001 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. - May 10 - 11 64-69-71 = 204 2001-02 Graeme McDowell - 2001 Topy Cup - Fukushima, Japan - Sept. 6 - 7 69-70-67 = 206 Graeme McDowell - 2001 Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate - Baton Rouge, La. - Oct. 29 - 30 70-66-68 = 204 Graeme McDowell - 2002 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9 - 10 65-67-68 = 200 Graeme McDowell - 2002 Seminole Intercollegiate - Tallahassee, Fla. - Mar. 11 - 12 68-69-69 = 206 Graeme McDowell - 2002 Conrad Rehling Invitational - Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Mar. 14 - 17 68-68-65 = 201 Graeme McDowell - 2002 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. - May 9 - 10 65-69-63 = 197

2003-04 Chris Cousins - 2003 Mason Rudolph Collegiate - Nashville, Tenn. - Sept. 22 - 23 67-69 = 136 Chris Cousins - 2004 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 67-70-70 = 207 Tigh VanLeeuwen - 2004 Seminole Intercollegiate - Tallahassee, Fla. - Mar. 1 - 2 73-69-72 = 214 2005-06 Garrett Osborn - 2005 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 10 - 11 62-66-69 = 197 Garrett Osborn - 2005 Western Carolina University Invitational - Cashiers, N.C. - Nov. 7 - 8 65-71 = 136 2006-07 Garrett Osborn - 2006 Scenic City Invitational - Chattanooga, Tenn. - Sept. 11 - 12 74-69-74 = 217 Zack Sucher - 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup - San Diego, Calif. - Nov. 7 - 8 65-65-69 = 203 Garrett Osborn - 2007 Conference USA Championships - Texarkana, Ark. - Apr. 29 - May 1 69-73-70 = 212 2007-08 Brad Smith - 2007 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate - Birmingham, Ala. - Sept. 24 -25 73-71-69 = 213 Zack Sucher - 2008 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9 - 10 68-67-68 = 203 Zack Sucher - 2008 Bank of America Intercollegiate - Madison, Miss. - Apr. 7 - 8 69-70-68 = 207 Zack Sucher - 2008 Conference USA Championships - Texarkana, Ark. - Apr. 20 - 22 68-66-73 = 207 Zack Sucher - 2008 NCAA East Regional - Chattanooga, Tenn. - May 15 - 17 69-62-69 = 200 2008-09 Zack Sucher - 2008 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate - Birmingham, Ala. - Sept. 22 - 23 72-69-73 = 214 2011-12 Jason Shufflebotham - 2011 Sam Hall Invitational - Hattiesburg, Miss. - Sept. 12 - 13 69-69-66 = 204 Sam Love - 2011 Invitational at the Ocean Course - Kiawah Island, S.C. - Oct. 17 - 18 70-69-70 = 209

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1992-93 1992 Alabama State Intercollegiate - Birmingham, Ala. - Nov. 2 - 3 296-294-298 = 888

Top 10 18-Hole Team Scores 1. 62 - Zack Sucher - 2008 NCAA East Regional - Chattanooga, Tenn. - May 16 62 - Garrett Osborn - 2005 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 10 3. 63 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. - May 10 4. 64 - Jason Shufflebotham - 2011 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 4 64 - Cathal O’Malley - 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 8 64 - Graeme McDowell - 2001 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. - May 10 7. 65 - Paul Dunne - 2013 Princeville Warrior Wave Invitational - Princeville, Hawaii - Nov. 8 65 - Thomas Sutton - 2011 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 3 65 - Kyle Sapp - 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 8 65 - Zack Sucher - 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 8 65 - Zack Sucher - 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup - San Diego, Calif. - Nov. 7 65 - Garrett Osborn - 2005 Western Carolina University Intercollegiate - Cashiers, N.C. - Nov. 7 65 - Chris Cousins - 2003 Barona Collegiate Cup - Lakeside, Calif. - Oct. 21 65 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. - May 9 65 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 Rehling Invitational - Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Mar. 17 65 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9

1994-95 1994 Trojan Fall Classic - Dothan, Ala. - Nov. 5 - 6 300-293-295 = 888 1996-97 1996 Mizuno Peach State Invitational - Conyers, Ga. - Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 300-295-298 = 893 1996 Legends/Pepsi Intercollegiate - Franklin, Tenn. - Oct. 7 - 8 284-292 = 576 1997 ODU/Jamaica Invitational - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Feb. 14 - 15 318-307 = 625 1997 All-American Intercollegiate - Houston, Texas - Apr. 12 - 13 298-293 = 591 1999-2000 1999 Peach State Invitational - Eatonton, Ga. - Nov. 27 - 28 288-282 = 570 2000 49er Collegiate Classic - Long Beach, Calif. - Feb. 24 - 25 275-300-284 = 859

Top 10 36-Hole Scores 1. 128 - Garrett Osborn - 2005 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. 2. 132 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. 132 - Chris Devlin - 1999 Adams Cup of Newport - Newport, R.I. 4. 133 - Cathal O’Malley - 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. 133 - Graeme McDowell - 2001 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. 5. 134 - Zack Sucher - 2008 Conference USA Championships - Texarkana, Ark. 134 - Zack Sucher - 2007 Barona Collegiate Cup - San Diego, Calif. 134 - Zack Sucher - 2006 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. 134 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. 9. 135 - Zack Sucher - 2007 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. 135 - Kyle Sapp - 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. 135 - Zack Sucher - 2007 NCAA National Championships - Williamsburg, Va. 135 - Brad Smith - 2006 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala.

2001-02 2001 Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate - Baton Rouge, La. - Oct. 29 - 30 284-283-289=856 2002 Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate - Auburn, Ala. - Apr. 11 - 13 301-277-298 = 876 2003-04 2003 Mason Rudolph Collegiate - Nashville, Tenn. - Sept. 22 - 23 273-290 = 563

Top 10 54-Hole Scores 1. 197 - Garrett Osborn - 2005 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. 197 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. 3. 200 - Zack Sucher - 2008 NCAA East Regional - Chattanooga, Tenn. 200 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. 5. 201 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 Rehling Invitational - Tuscaloosa, Ala. 201 - Chris Devlin - 2000 Beau Chene Collegiate Classic - Mandeville, La. 7. 203 - Zack Sucher - 2007 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. 203 - Zack Sucher - 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup - San Diego, Calif. 203 - Chris Devlin - 2000 Bearkat Classic - Montgomery, Texas 10. 204 - Jason Shufflebothan - 2011 Sam Hall Intercollegiate - Hattiesburg, Miss. 204 - Graeme McDowell - 2002 Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate - Baton Rouge, La. 204 - Graeme McDowell - 2001 Atlanta Intercollegiate - Stockbridge, Ga. 204 - Paul Dickinson - 1997 The Bridges All-American - Bay St. Louis, Mo.

2005-06 2005 Western Carolina University Invitational - Cashiers, N.C. - Nov. 7 - 8 281-289 = 570 2006-07 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup - San Diego, Calif. - Nov. 7 - 8 283-278-279 = 840 2007-08 2007 Sam Hall Invitational - Hattiesburg, Miss. - Nov. 5 - 6 282-282-294 = 858 2008 Conference USA Championships - Texarkana, Ark. - Apr. 20 - 22 283-291-283 = 857 2001-12 2011 Sam Hall Invitational - Hattiesburg, Miss. - Sept. 12 - 13 285-278-273 = 835

Team Records Top 10 18-Hole Team Scores 1. 262 - 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 9 2. 273 - 2011 Sam Hall Invitational - Hattiesburg, Miss. - Sept. 13 273 - 2003 Mason Rudolph Collegiate - Nashville, Tenn. - Sept. 22 4. 274 - 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional - Palo Alto, Calif. - May 18 274 - 2008 NCAA East Regional - Chattanooga, Tenn. - May 16 274 - 2002 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9 7. 275 - 2000 49er Collegiate Classic - Long Beach, Calif. - Feb. 24 8. 276 - 2008 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9 9. 277 - 2003 Billy Hitchcocl Intercollegiate - Auburn, Ala. - Apr. 12 277 - 2000 Beau Chene Collegiate Classic - Mandeville, La. - Mar. 28 Top 10 36-Hole Scores 1. 545 - 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 8 - 9 2. 552 - 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional - Palo Alto, Calif. - May 17 - 18 3. 556 - 2008 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9 - 10 4. 561 - 2008 NCAA East Regional - Chattanooga, Tenn. - May 15 - 16 561 - 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup - San Diego, Calif. - Oct. 23 561 - 2005 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 10 - 11 7. 563 - 2011 Sam Hall Invitational - Hattiesburg, Miss. - Sept. 12 563 - 2003 Mason Rudolph Collegiate - Nashville, Tenn. - Sept. 22 - 23 9. 564 - 2007 Sam Hall Intercollegiate - Hattiesburg, Miss. - Nov. 5 - 6 10. 565 - 2012 Chris Schenkel Invitational - Statesboro, Ga. - Mar. 16 - 17 Top 10 54-Hole Scores 1. 827 - 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 8 - 9 2. 830 - 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional - Palo Alto, Calif. - May 17 - 19 3. 835 - 2012 Sam Hall Invitational - Hattiesburg, Miss. - Sept. 12 - 13 4. 839 - 2008 NCAA East Regional - Chattanooga, Tenn. - May 15 - 17 5. 840 - 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup - San Diego, Calif. - Sept. 10 - 11 6. 842 - 2005 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate - Vestavia Hills, Ala. - Oct. 10 - 11 7. 844 - 2008 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9 - 10 8. 847 - 2002 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 9 - 10 9. 848 - 2001 SunTrust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - Feb. 10 - 11 10. 850 - 2000 Pacific Invitational - Stockton, Calif. - Oct. 2 - 3

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Name Paul Dickinson Paul Dickinson Chris Devlin Graeme McDowell Graeme McDowell Graeme McDowell Nathan Turner Chris Cousins Ryan Thomas Garrett Osborn Garrett Osborn Zack Sucher Zack Sucher John Darby Jason Shufflebotham Thomas Sutton

Average 72.48 73.00 72.30 73.60 71.30 69.90 73.20 72.89 73.07 72.24 72.69 71.39 72.79 73.62 73.62 74.14

2011 Texarkana Country Club - Texarkana, Ark. 291-294-286 = 871 (+7) Fourth Place 2012 Texarkana Country Club - Texarkana, Ark. 292-291-290 = 873 (+9) Fourth Place 2013 Texarkana Country Club - Texarkana, Ark. 296-286-291 = 873 (+9) Fourth Place

Conference USA Championships 1996 Peninsula Golf Course - Lake Norman, N.C. 289-296-302 = 887 (+23) Third Place 1997 Columbia Lakes Country Club - West Columbia, Texas 302-291-297 = 890 (+26) Second Place 1998 Columbia Lakes Country Club - West Columbia, Texas 302-300-308 = 910 (+46) Fifth Place 1999 The Club at Hidden Creek - Navarre, Fla. 296-293-293 = 882 (+18) Fourth Place 2000 The Club at Hidden Creek - Navarre, Fla. 292-299-288 = 879 (+15) Second Place

2008 Conference USA Championships Team Champions

2001 The Club at Hidden Creek - Navarre, Fla. 296-293-299 = 888 (+24) Second Place

NCAA Regionals

2002 The Club at Hidden Creek - Navarre, Fla. 295-284-299 = 878 (+14) Sixth Place

1998 East Regional - Daufuskie Island, S.C. - Melrose Golf Club 304-294-294 = 892 (+28) 16th Place

2003 The Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club - Dade City, Fla. 288-292-289 = 869 (+5) Second Place

2000 East Regional - Moosic, Pa. - Glenmaura National Golf Course 305-303-305--913 (+61) 17th Place

2004 The Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club - Dade City, Fla. 300-294-288 = 882 (+18) Fourth Place

2001 East Regional - Golden Horseshoe Golf Course - Williamsburg, Va. 287-280-288 = 855 (-9) Ninth Place

2005 Grand Bear Golf Club - Gulfport, Miss. 286-296-295 = 877 (+13) Fourth Place

2002 East Regional - Ansley Golf Club - Roswell, Ga. 301-301-297 = 899 (+35) Ninth Place

2006 Old Waverly Golf Club - West Point, Miss. 286-291-292 = 869 (+5) Sixth Place

2004 East Regional - Yale Golf Course - New Haven, Conn. 294-303-313 = 910 (+70) 21st Place

2007 Texarkana Country Club - Texarkana, Ark. 298-286-291 = 875 (+11) Second Place

2007 East Regional - Alpharetta, Ga. - Golf Club of Georgia 303-299-296 = 898 (+34) 14th Place

2008 Texarkana Country Club - Texarkana, Ark. 283-291-283 = 857 (-7) First Place

2008 East Regional - Chattanooga, Tenn. - Council Fire Golf Club 287-274-278 = 839 (-13) Fifth Place

2009 RedTail Golf Club - Sorrento, Fla. 286-287-288 = 861 (-3) Third Place

2012 Stanford Regional - Palo Alto, Calif. - Stanford University Golf Course 278-274-278 = 830 (-10) Third Place

2010 RedTail Golf Club - Sorrento, Fla. 311-289-290 = 890 (+26) Eighth Place

2013 Baton Rouge Regional - Baton Rouge, La. - University Club 308-300-300 = 908 (+44) Ninth Place

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Conference USA Player of the Year Chris Devlin - 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Graeme McDowell - 2000-01, 2001-02 Zack Sucher - 2007-08

2001 Duke University Golf Course - Durham, North Carolina 297-289-300-293 = 1179 (+27) 12th Place

Conference USA Freshman of the Year Chris Devlin - 1996-97 Blake West - 2006-07

2002 Ohio State University Scarlet Course - Columbus, Ohio 293-286-297-300 = 1176 (+40) 27th Place

Conference USA Newcomer of the Year Brad Smith - 2006-07 Conference USA Coach of the Year Alan Kaufman - 2000-01

2008 Birck Boilermaker Golf Course - West Lafayette, Ind. 311-297-315 = 923 (+59) 22nd Place

First Team All-Conference USA Chris Devlin - 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Graeme McDowell - 2000-01, 2001-02 Payton Osborn - 2000-01 Daniel Ozley - 2000-01 Chris Cousins - 2003-04 Garrett Osborn - 2005-06, 2006-07 Brad Smith - 2007-08 Zack Sucher - 2007-08, 2008-09

2012 Riviera Country Club - Pacific Palisades, Calif. 297-303-302 = 902 (+50) 29th Place

Second Team All-Conference USA Chris Devlin - 1997-98 Paul Dickinson - 1996-97 Andrew Laurence - 1995-96, 1996-97 Garrett Osborn - 2004-05 Zack Sucher - 2006-07 Third Team All-Conference USA Ty Auret - 1996-97 Tigh Van Leeuwen - 2003-04 Ryan Thomas - 2004-05 Honorable Mention All-Conference USA Zac Courtenay - 1995-96 Carey Tuck - 1995-96 Conference USA All-Freshman Team Paul Dunne - 2011-12 Conference USA All-Tournament Team Chris Devlin - 2000 Clark Brown - 2004 Garrett Osborn - 2005 Zack Sucher - 2007 Conference USA Golfer of the Week/Month Chris Devlin - 1996-97 Chris Devlin - 1998-99 Scott Vinge - 1998-99 Chris Devlin - 1999-2000 Graeme McDowell - 2000-01 Graeme McDowell - 2001-02 Graeme McDowell - 2001-02 Chris Cousins - 2003-04 Chris Cousins - 2003-04 Garrett Osborn - 2005-06 Garrett Osborn - 2005-06 Zach Sucher - 2006-07 Zach Sucher - 2006-07 Kyle Sapp - 2007-08 Brad Smith - 2007-08 Brad Smith - 2007-08 Zach Sucher - 2007-08 Zach Sucher - 2007-08 Zach Sucher - 2008-09 Paul Dunne - 2011-12 Sam Love - 2011-12 Jason Shufflebotham - 2011-12

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Individual Honors Fred Haskins Award Graeme McDowell - 2002 Golfstat Cup Graeme McDowell - 2002

First Team All-Great Midwest Johan Annerfelt - 1994 Andrew Laurence - 1994 Zac Courtenay - 1994

First Team All-America (PING) Graeme McDowell - 2001-02 Second Team All-America (PING) Graeme McDowell - 2000-01

Great Midwest Newcomer of the Year Johan Annerfelt - 1994

Second Team All-America (GCAA) Zack Sucher - 2007-08

First Team All-Sun Belt Dave Bemis - 1987-88 Dave Cunningham - 1986-87 Lynn Farquhar - 1984-85; 1985-86 Jay Horton - 1988-89; 1990-91 Jim McDaniel - 1980-81 Jim Moodie - 1980-81; 1981-82 Mark Thompson - 1990-91

Third Team All-America (Golfweek) Garrett Osborn - 2005-06 Honorable Mention All-America (PING) Paul Dickinson - 1996-97 Paul Dickinson - 1997-98 Zack Sucher - 2006-07

Sun Belt Coach of the Year Mike Dunphy - 1990-91

All-Southeast Region (PING) Garrett Osborn - 2005-06 Zack Sucher - 2007-08 Brad Smith - 2007-08

Palmer Cup Participants Andrew Laurence - 1997 Graeme McDowell - 2000, 2001

Conference USA Athlete of the Decade (1995-2005) Graeme McDowell

Walker Cup Participants Graeme McDowell - 2002

Conference USA All-Decade Team (1995-2005) Chris Devlin

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Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal Paul Dunne - 2012-13 Robert Spiller - 2000-01, 2002-03 Michael Ulmer - 2010-11 Jason Woyak - 2003-04

F Lynn Farquhar Jeremy Franklin David Freeze Daniel Fontaine

Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll Ty Auret - 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Clark Brown - 2002-03 Austen Dailey - 2008-09 Will Cannon - 2012-13 John Darby - 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Paul Dunne - 2011-12, 2012-13 Craig Gordon - 1999-2000, 2000-01 Landry Haynes - 2010-11 Tyler Hock - 2010-11 Mark Hudgins - 2008-09 Sam Love - 2011-12 Graeme McDowell - 1999-2000, 2000-01 Cathal O’Malley - 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Mike Oimoen - 2009-10 Jason Shufflebotham - 2007-08 Adam Seale - 1999-2000 Richard Seale - 2000-01 Brad Smith - 2006-07, 2007-08 Robert Spiller - 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Thomas Sutton - 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 Michael Ulmer - 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 Adam West - 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Blake West - 2006-07 , 2007-08 Jason Woyak - 2003-04

G Mike Gazlay Chad Goodwin Craig Gordon Eric Gouldthorpe Chris Gustin H Lars Hafstad Michael Harrell Davis Hartley Hunter Hawkins Judd Hershiser Tyler Hock Jay Horton J David Johnson Drew Jones K Philip Kaiser Dan Keenan L Andrew Laurence Jim Ledvina Andy Lemons Patrick Levio Mac Logue Patrick Long Sam Love John Lucansky M Carl Magnusson Tim Mahoney Brian Markowitz Greg Martin Jimbo Martin Kurt Matthewson Garrett Mayfield Bill McCammon Jim McDaniel Wilson McDonald Graeme McDowell Jimmy Mintz Jim Moodie Lee Morrison Blake Mozley N Chris Nail Chuck Nichols

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All-Time Letterwinners A Tom Acker Johan Annerfelt Ty Auret B Toby Banks Murry Bartow Dave Bemis Clark Brown Paul Birdwell Herm Brehmer

C Will Cannon Stephen Chapman Brad Conner Zac Courtenay Chris Cousins Bill Cox Dave Cunningham D Austen Dailey Scott “Radar” Daniels John Darby

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Alan Kaufman Alan Kaufman was the head coach of the UAB men’s golf team from 1998-2013, leading the program to unprecedented success and national acclaim in the world of men’s collegiate golf. In his tenure, UAB made eight NCAA regional appearances, as well as four NCAA Championships appearances highlighted by a 12th-place finish in 2001 in the program’s first NCAA Championships appearance. Kaufman coached one of the hottest golfers currently playing on the PGA Tour in Graeme McDowell. McDowell was an All-America performer on the links and became UAB’s first No. 1-ranked golfer in both collegiate golf polls, the Golfweek Sagarin Performance Index and the Golfstat Cup rankings. To top off the year, McDowell was named the winner of the Fred Haskins Trophy, given to the top-performing collegiate golfer of the year. He was the C-USA Player of the Year and an all-conference selection for the second-consecutive year. McDowell had six tournament victories during the 2001-02 season and nine for his career. McDowell took the PGA Tour by storm in June 2010, when he captured the 110th US Open title in Pebble Beach, Calif. In doing so, he became the first UAB golfer to ever win a major championship. Furthermore, McDowell led the charge in the 2011 Ryder Cup to lift the Europeans to the title. Kaufman has also had success with some of his more recent teams. In each of his last two seasons at the helm of the Blazers’ program, UAB qualified for NCAA regional play. It marked the fourth time in school history that the squad had played in consecutive regional competitions. In 2012, his squad advanced to the NCAA National Championships for the fourth time in program history. In 2007-08, Kaufman led UAB to the program’s first-ever Conference USA Championship. The Blazers, who finished with a 105-343 overall record, were led by Zack Sucher, who earned medalist honors with a nine-under par,, as he became the second straight UAB golfer to capture medalist honors at the conference championship. Under Kaufman’s guidance, UAB finished first or second at the Conference USA Championships five times. Following Sucher’s outstanding season, he earned All-America honors for the second time in his career, making him the fourth golfer in program history to be tabbed All-American, all of whom played under Kaufman. Kaufman also produced UAB’s first All-American in McDowell in 2002. Furthermore, Sucher was awarded as the 2007-08 Conference USA Golfer of the Year, marking the second UAB golfer who has earned the league’s top recognition under Kaufman. In 2001-02, Kaufman guided UAB to a 119-58-7 overall mark and an 11-5-1 record in Conference USA play. The Blazers won the Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge, La., and recorded 11 top-10 finishes out of the 13 tournaments the team competed in during the season. UAB also registered a tie for ninth at the NCAA East Regional in Roswell, Ga. The Blazers advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season. In 2000-01, Kaufman led the Blazers to their most successful season, to date. Despite having no tournament wins as a team, the Blazers had 10 top-five finishes. UAB finished 139-50-2 and placed ninth at the NCAA East Regional, earning the team’s first chance at an NCAA Championship. The Blazers capitalized, finishing tied for 12th in the nation. McDowell won two tournaments and was named a PING All-American, as well as a member of the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams. Because of the Blazers’ tremendous success, Kaufman was named C-USA Coach of the Year. Kaufman started playing at the age of 11 and has been involved with the sport in many different ways for over 60 years. His son, Jeff, played collegiately at LSU in the mid-1980s and his daughter-in-law, Pam, was head women’s golf coach at UAB in the early 1990s. Kaufman grew up in Atlanta, Ga., and graduated from Grady High School in 1954. He spent his collegiate years at LSU, graduating in 1958. He moved to Birmingham in 1965 and went to work for Coca-Cola. In 1967, Kaufman founded the Wall Street Deli, a national sandwich shop chain. Kaufman and his wife Pug have been married for more than 50 years. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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Blazers on Tour All-Time Name Years at UAB Johan Annerfelt ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1993-95 Clark Brown ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2002-06 Chris Devlin ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1996-2000 Paul Dickinson ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1996-98 Drew Jones ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2000-02 Graeme McDowell.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1999-2002 Garrett Osborn ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2003-07 Payton Osborn................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1998-2001 Kyle Sapp ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2003-08 Brad Smith ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2006-08 Zack Sucher ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2005-09 Josh Thompson .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2005-06 Will Wilcox .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2004-05

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Graeme McDowell • 2002 Fred Haskins Award winner for top golfer in the nation • 2002 Golfstat Award recipient given to golfer with the lowest stroke average in the country • Two-time PING All-American (2001 and 2002) • Two-time Conference USA Player of the Year (2001 and 2002) • Nine tournament victories and 24 top-10 finishes Year 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 Totals

Events 14 14 13 41

Rounds 43 42 38 123

Strokes 3004 2993 2796 8795

Avg. 69.9 71.3 73.6 71.5

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Low 54 197 204 212 197

At Or Under Par Rounds 34 23 13 70

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Best Finish: 1, 9x Low Round: 63, 2002 Atlanta Intercollegiate (Course Record) Low Tourney Score: 197 (-19), 2002 Atlanta Intercollegiate (Course Record)

2001-02 (Junior Season) Event Topy Cup ULM/Fred Marx Invitational Club Glove Intercollegiate Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate C.C. of Louisiana Intercollegiate SunTrust Gator Invitational Cleveland Golf Classic Seminole Intercollegiate Conrad Rehling Alabama Invite Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational Conference USA Championship Atlanta Intercollegiate NCAA East Regional NCAA Championships

Results 69-70-67 = 206 72-72-75 = 219 75-77-71 = 223 68-70-70 = 208 70-66-68 = 204 65-67-68 = 200 74-78-68 = 220 68-69-69 = 206 68-68-65 = 201 68-71-67 = 206 72-71-76 = 216 65-69-63 = 197 72-75-72 = 219 71-67-67-74 = 279

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2000-01 (Sophomore Season) Event Inverness Intercollegiate Pacifc Invitational Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate VCU Fall Preview CC of Louisiana Intercollegiate SunTrust Gator Invitational Beau Chene Collegiate Seminole Intercollegiate Conrad Rehling Alabama Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate Conference USA Championship Atlanta Intercollegiate NCAA East Regional NCAA Championships

Results 72-73-73 = 217 69-71-70 = 210 71-69-74 = 214 74-69 = 143 66-72-75 = 213 72-67-71 = 210 74-70-67 = 211 74-73-74 = 221 72-68-72 = 212 73-70-71 = 214 73-75-75 = 223 64-69-71 = 204 71-73-70 = 214 75-68-78-75 = 287

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1999-2000 (Freshman Season) Event The Ridges Intercollegiate Precept Peach State Invitational Adams Cup of Newport Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate CC of Louisiana Intercollegiate The Bridges All-American 49er Collegiate Classic Alabama Spring Invitational Beau Chene Collegiate Bearkat Classic C-USA Championships Atlanta Intercollegiate NCAA East Regional

Results 72-74-77 = 223 73-72 = 145 77-72-76 = 225 79-80-72 = 231 71-76-78 = 225 71-76-73 = 220 73-72-69 = 214 71-71-72 = 214 72-73-72 = 217 73-71-70 = 214 76-77-75 = 228 66-73-73 = 212 80-70-78 = 228

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McDowell celebrating his U.S. Open victory

McDowell back in Birmingham in 2011


Graeme McDowell In February 2011, former Blazer Graeme McDowell returned to his old stomping grounds for the first time since he captured the 2010 U.S. Open championship at Pebble Beach, led the European team to the Ryder Cup title, and was selected as the Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America. McDowell came back to Birmingham to visit with his former coach Alan Kaufman, catch up with some of his old teammates, and give a few pointers to the 2010-11 UAB men’s golf team.


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Conference USA Conference USA officially gets a new look July 1, 2013, while maintaining the same commitment to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities. Eight institutions, including the return of charter member Charlotte along with FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion and UTSA, will join with East Carolina, Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP. From its beginning in 1995, Conference USA’s dedication to excellence has been the league’s guiding principle and remains a common thread today and for a promising future. Throughout the changes during the C-USA history, the conference has held onto its strong foundation that reflects the league’s national presence. These 16 schools have compiled numerous athletic and academic achievements. Additionally, the C-USA footprint will grow by nearly 20 percent, while providing the geography that allows for a divisional scheduling model that will be beneficial to the student-athletes, fan-friendly and cost effective.

Britton Banowsky Conference USA Commissioner

Conference USA sponsors competition in 20 sports - nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 11 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball).

The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom, in addition to sport specific All-Academic teams.

work, and that number just keeps growing. Monthly and yearly subscriptions offer fans access to events offered on all of the C-USA member institution’s athletic websites as well as C-USA network programming. C-USA IN THE COMMUNITY The conference’s current footprint is concentrated with 16 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. With a commitment to community involvement, the conference developed several initiatives to maintain strong ties in C-USA cities, as well as with fans and alumni across the country. C-USA schools also place a priority on giving back to their communities through volunteer service with local and national organizations. Individually, student-athletes are recognized each season through the Spirit of Service award. GOVERNANCE Conference USA has significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. A PROUD HISTORY Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league’s charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and, after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named Commissioner in October 2002, succeeding Mike Slive, the league’s first commissioner. C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league added TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001. USF started C-USA football in 2003. Marshall, Rice, SMU, Tulsa, UCF and UTEP became full-time members of Conference USA in 2005.

C-USA annually awards 12 postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Conference USA also added a Spirit of Service Award, recognizing student-athletes three times a year for a combination of significant community service efforts, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. SUCCESS ON THE PLAYING FIELD Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation. FOOTBALL - 72 teams have earned bowl bids - Member of the Bowl Championship Series - Bowl tie-ins with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Heart of Dallas Bowl, Military Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl MEN’S BASKETBALL - Consistently rated as one of the top basketball leagues in the country - 108 postseason teams (50 NCAA, 42 NIT, 8 CBI, 8 CIT) - One National Championship title game appearance - Three Final Four teams - Seven Elite Eight NCAA Tournament teams - One NIT Champion and four NIT semifinalists - Inaugural CBI Champion - CIT Champion WOMEN’S BASKETBALL - 48 NCAA Tournament appearances - 43 WNIT appearances - One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 - Two WNIT semifinalists - One WBI Champion BASEBALL - 58 NCAA appearances - Six College World Series appearances (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001) - 14 Super Regional appearances - Has produced at least four NCAA teams in nine of the last 12 seasons In addition, 37 volleyball teams, 67 men’s and women’s soccer teams and 39 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. C-USA has sent three men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, three softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams to the Sweet 16. The league has also had nine national champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made more than 700 NCAA appearances. SUCCESS OFF THE FIELD C-USA institutions are among the nation’s best in academic performance among student-athletes, bolstered by the fact that student-athletes at league schools have a higher graduation rate than the general student population. Among C-USA’s 5,000 student-athletes, there are champions off the playing field as well. In 18 years, 176 student-athletes earned national Capital One Academic All-America honors, while 618 were named All-District. In addition, more than 26,000 student-athletes have been named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll or received the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA ON TV C-USA enjoys significant television exposure through partnerships with FOX Sports Media Group, CBS Sports Network and ESPN. The multi-tiered selection process that is rooted in partnering with all three networks has substantially increased the number of national and regional appearances for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other conference sports. As one the largest FBS conferences in 2013, C-USA membership will include institutions in 12 of the Top 65 television markets, eight in the Top 40 and four in the Top 25 media markets according to Nielson. C-USA home markets next year will include more than 14.5 million TV households, a 43 percent increase from a year ago. C-USA DIGITAL NETWORK The C-USA Digital Network officially launched in August of 2011. Network programming includes live streaming of non-televised events, video on demand, a weekly C-USA studio show, podcasting, regular-season and championship event highlights and conference-produced feature stories. In its first year, 1,164 events were streamed live and 8,126 videos were posted and available on the C-USA Digital Net-

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UAB Administration Dr. Ray Watts, President Ray L. Watts, M.D., UAB’s seventh president, has demonstrated visionary leadership in education, research and clinical care throughout his career. A Birmingham native and graduate of West End High School, Dr. Watts earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering at UAB in 1976. The collaborations he had with biomedical engineering students as an undergraduate inspired him to expand his career horizons and, four years later, he graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as valedictorian of his class. Dr. Watts completed a neurology residency, medical internship, and clinical fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a two-year medical staff fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Before returning to UAB in 2003, he was part of a team that helped to create an internationally renowned research and clinical center for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders at Emory University in Atlanta. At UAB, Dr. Watts served as the John N. Whitaker Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology. There he led the development of an interdisciplinary research program aimed at translating scientific breakthroughs into promising new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases and played a key role in the establishment of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. He also was named president of the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation. In 2010, Dr. Watts accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Dean of the School of Medicine at UAB, and later was named to the James C. Lee Jr. Endowed Chair. As dean, Dr. Watts – in partnership with UAB Health System and Health Services Foundation leaders – initiated the AMC21 comprehensive strategic plan, encompassing education, research, clinical care and primary care. AMC21 aims to make UAB “the preferred academic medical center of the 21st century,” and has led to the recruitment of outstanding faculty, the launch of programs to accelerate research and drug discovery, and the development of a third regional medical campus in Montgomery, among other successes. He has been tireless in his efforts to enhance medical student training—from increasing available scholarships to supporting Equal Access Birmingham, a volunteer organization in which students provide care to underserved patients—and to foster stronger relationships with medical alumni throughout the state. “People want to invest in the future—in solutions that will have a real impact on our health, education and our economy,” Dr. Watts has said. “So the state and community want us to develop our ideas and capitalize on opportunities to lead. UAB can be one of the most dymanic and productive universities of the 21st century, and that is our vision.” Dr. Watts and his wife Nancy, who just retired as a nurse at UAB, have five grown children.

Brian Mackin, Athletics Director Brian Mackin was named UAB’s Director of Athletics on February 14, 2007. He moved into the position after spending five years as senior associate athletic director for external affairs for the Blazers.

A former UAB baseball letterman, Mackin has a deep-rooted passion for the University and its athletics program. With an eye on the future, his commitment to continue to grow the program has been clear in the time since he became athletics director. Mackin’s desire to see UAB excel both on and off the playing field was never more apparent than this past academic year when the Blazers turned in their highest finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings in 12 years.

He has made success in the classroom and improving athletic facilities two of his top priorities. Mackin was able to secure the first-ever naming rights for the athletics program with the generous gift from Don and Marsha Hire for the Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center. With the opening of the Academic Center, an abundance of new computer equipment has been added. Mackin has also strengthened the academic area by creating additional staff positions. Under Mackin’s watch, the Academic Reform Group (ARG) was initiated. This group is made up of athletics staff members and academic support staff. With its mission to create an environment of academic excellence in the department, the group addresses every aspect of a student-athlete’s experience while at UAB.

Mackin has also demonstrated his commitment to academic success by initiating a penalty structure for student-athletes and making them accountable if they miss classes or tutorial sessions.

Mackin’s priority on academics has paid dividends as the Blazers’ Academic Progress Rates (APR) scores have improved each year under his tenure as AD. The most recent APR report released in June showed that all but three of UAB’s teams have a multi-year rate of 950 or better.

Since Mackin became athletics director, a new 10,000-square foot weight room has opened. A new, spacious, state-of the-art athletic training facility opened in the fall of 2008. With the renovation of the Ullman Building, the Blazers’ Olympic sports coaches have been able to relocate into brand new offices. Other facilities improvements have included the resurfacing of the track for the Blazers’ track and field team. The first phase of the new, on-campus UAB softball facility was completed prior to the start of the 2010 season. This past February, the Don and Alicia Huey Softball Hitting Facility was dedicated.

The upgrades and progress of the program under Mackin have not been limited to facilities and academics. In the last two years, the athletics program entered an agreement with Nike that provides apparel and equipment for all of UAB’s athletics teams. In his position as athletics director, Mackin has also been involved on various conference and national committees. He just completed his first year as a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.

Mackin came on board at UAB in the spring of 2002 as senior associate AD for external affairs. In that role, he was responsible for fund-raising, corporate support and marketing for the athletic department.

In 2006, Mackin was named Division I-A Fundraiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors. Under Mackin’s leadership, contributions to UAB athletics nearly tripled from $1.3 million in 2001 to about $3.7 million in 2006. Additionally, he has been responsible for the creation of several affinity groups including the Athletic Investors Group, the Champion Club, and the Blazer Club, which brought together the two annual funds supporting football and men’s basketball. Prior to joining UAB, Mackin served as Manager of Corporate Business Development at Vulcan Materials, where he was responsible for examining potential new markets for business development and locating growth opportunities in the industry.

Mackin earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from UAB in 1983. He was a member of the Blazer baseball team four seasons and then moved into the Houston Astros baseball organization where he spent one season.

Mackin then joined Vulcan Materials, where he held management positions in sales and market analysis. In 1990, he joined Southern Ready Mix as sales manager before joining Dunn Construction in 1993 where he rose to vice president in 1999. His responsibilities included business development, sales and project management. Mackin’s community activities include the Birmingham Tip-Off Club, which hosts the State High School Final Four, the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and the Birmingham Rotary Club. He has served as the president of the Birmingham Tip-Off Club. In addition, Mackin is a member of the Public Athletic, Cultural and Entertainment Facilities Board of the City of Birmingham (PACE). Mackin and his wife, Sally, have five children: Ragland (24), Brian Jr. (22), Ferrell (19), Mary Aileen (18), and Ella (16).

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UAB Administration Dr. Frank Messina, Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Frank Messina has served as UAB’s faculty athletics representative (FAR) since 2008. In addition to his duties as faculty athletics representative, Dr. Messina is professor of Accounting & Finance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he has been on the faculty since 1993. Dr. Messina received his doctorate in business administration (D.B.A.) from Mississippi State University in 1993, a master’s in professional accountancy at MSU in 1990, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of West Alabama in 1986. He has four times been awarded for UAB Excellence in Classroom Teaching; has received the UAB President’s Excellence in Teaching Award; twice received the Loudell Robinson Excellence in Accounting Teaching Award, the NSAC Silver Pen Research Award and the El Paso Energy Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, along with several other teaching and research honors. Dr. Messina has published extensively in tax, accounting, and cooperative journals and has presented a variety of seminars around the country over the past several years.

Shannon Ealy Senior Associate AD

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BIRMINGHAM The Magic City

The statue of Vulcan — Roman God of Fire and Iron — is the symbol of the city of Birmingham.

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ith a population of more than 230,000 (more than one million in the metropolitan area), Birmingham has a strong, diverse, service-oriented economy and is recognized as a Southeast leader. Founded shortly after the Civil War, Birmingham rapidly became known as “The Magic City” because of its phenomenal rate of industrial growth in its beginning. Its mountainous strata and forest surrounding the city

are rich with ore deposits, and it was that natural wealth that quickly transformed young Birmingham into a bustling steel metropolis. Today, Birmingham continues to earn the distinction, “The Magic City,” but this tribute is due to the city’s economic competitiveness, technological advancements and quality of life — offerings which are sought after by professionals with an eye toward the future. Birmingham has been recognized as one of America’s “Most Livable Cities” by the U.S. Conference of Mayors — as recently as 1993. Birmingham’s strategic location and diverse economy position the city as one of tremendous opportunity and growth. Centrally located and the largest municipality in Alabama, the city is home to a number of renowned individuals who have made an impression on the nation and the world in music and entertainment, education, medicine and sports, to name a few. There is never a lack of cultural entertainment in “The Magic City”. Dozens of neighborhood and city-wide festivals, museums, parks, sports competitions and much more provide unlimited activity and amusement. Residents and visitors to Birmingham enjoy the city’s recreational and historical attractions such as the Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Vulcan Park, Sloss Furnaces, Southern Museum of Flight and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Sports enthusiasts will never be at a loss for activity at the heart of the “Football Capital of the South.” UAB plays all of its home football games at historic Legion Field, which also was the site of preliminary round soccer matches at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Professional athletic teams in the area include the Class-AA Birmingham Barons (baseball). Several annual fests are held in Birmingham. The biggest is City Stages, held each spring in the downtown City Center. City Stages attracts nearly a quarter of a million people for a threeday weekend of unlimited music. All of this and more makes Birmingham “The Magic City” to residents and visitors yearround.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum stands as a reminder of the past and a beacon of hope for the future.


UAB AT A GLANCE UAB is a young, dynamic university that has, over four decades, won international renown for its leading-edge research, medical care and academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Home to more than 17,500 students and 2,000 faculty members, UAB impacts every facet of the Birmingham community, improving the lives of residents through innovative health care, education, and active service and engagement. On a campus encompassing 86 city blocks, breakthroughs are made daily in the arts and sciences, business, dentistry, education, engineering, health professions, medicine, nursing, optometry and public health.

Bharat Soni, one of America’s top computing experts and a UAB engineering professor, has created a high-performance virtual reality lab on campus. In more than 80 interdisciplinary research centers all over campus, faculty and students are pushing the envelope in science and medicine, developing new treatments and cures for conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s to heart disease. UAB’s physician-researchers, and the facilities in which they work, are recognized as among the best in the nation. UAB’s impact on its community and state is tremendous, and is seen not only in improved education and health care, but in a stronger economy. As Alabama’s largest single employer, UAB has some 18,000 employees and is responsible for more than 61,000 jobs statewide (that’s one of every 33 jobs), and has an annual economic impact of $4.6 billion. One of every 25 dollars in the state’s budget is generated by UAB.

A University Forging the Future • UAB has seen record overall enrollment for three consecutive years. In fall 2011, UAB welcomed 17,575 students and its largest freshman class ever (over 1,600), with two-thirds of those freshmen living on campus. • Forbes lists UAB among the top 20% of all U.S. undergraduate institutions and The Princeton Review has ranked the university in the top 10 nationally for student diversity for three consecutive years (currently 5th). • An exciting nexus of the sciences, business and education, and the arts and humanities, UAB is forging the ideas and technologies of tomorrow with intensely collaborative research and scholarship. It’s where creativity and innovation are campus traditions—and where successful futures begin.

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UAB enriches Birmingham’s cultural landscape through a diversity of people and activities such as athletics, performing arts, theatre, social service, and much more.


Top-Quality

Health Care • UAB Hospital is the largest in the state and among the largest and most complex in the nation (1,146 beds), and the only Alabama hospital listed for 22 straight years in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue, which lists only 3 percent of hospitals nationwide. In the current issue, UAB has six medical specialties in the top 25. • UAB is the largest academic medical center in Alabama and one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the United States, treating 1,187,230 patients last year. • UAB provides vital resources and services that are offered nowhere else in Alabama, such as an adult level 1 trauma center, a burn center, and a Level III (highest level) regional neonatal intensive care unit. • UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center was one of the nation’s first such centers designated by the National Cancer Institute and remains the only one in Alabama and a six-state region. • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has designated UAB as one of only six Diabetes Research and Training Centers in the country, putting the university at the forefront in development of new methods to treat, prevent and, ultimately, cure diabetes.

• The UAB School of Health Professions provides advanced opportunities and is one of the largest schools of its type in the nation, with 21 innovative programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree levels within six departments: Critical Care, Diagnostic and Therapeautic Sciences; Health Services Administration; Nutrition Sciences; Occupational Therapy; and Physical Therapy. U.S. News & World Report ranks several SHP programs among the nation’s top 25. • UAB Kirklin Clinic is a state-of-the-art, full-service clinic that furnishes a full range of adult outpatient care. Housing more than 25 specialties and more than 700 specialists under one roof, UAB Kirklin Clinic conveniently provides in-house diagnostic testing, surgery services, a pharmacy and educational seminars. • Several graduate programs at UAB have been recognized for excellence nationally. In the most recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report of graduate programs, the School of Nursing ranks 26th overall, with the School of Medicine being 27th and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 58th. Individual programs also have been cited, with the AIDS program within the School of Medicine ranked 5th and the School of Health Profession’s health administration program ranked 7th.

A Leading-Edge

Research Enterprise

• UAB is ranked 31st nationally for federal research and development funding, attracting over $460 million in 2010, and is 21st in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). • UAB is among a handful of universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for both “high research activity” and “community engagement,” which suggests how effectively the university harnesses that research to benefit the community—in terms of the economy, education, better health, and quality of life. • Recent breakthroughs include a novel bio-coating for cardiac stents that significantly reduces the need for follow-up surgery; using remote satellite imaging to discover ancient ruins in Egypt, featured in a recent BBC documentary; a new collaboration with HudsonAlpha (Huntsville) investigating the genetic roots of Parkinson’s disease; the opening the Materials Processing and Application Development (MPAD) facility, the largest academic research facility of its kind in the nation, offering the rare capability of developing both metals and composites under one roof.

• Innovation Depot, in which UAB is a founding partner, was recently named the Top High-Tech Business Incubator in the nation by the National Business Incubation Association. As the largest incubator in the Southeast, the Depot was responsible for 75 tenant companies and $274 million in sales impact in 2010 (and $1.4 billion in sales impact over the past five years). • Physician-researchers are at the top of their fields, serving as editors-inchief of 25 peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, and in high-level national posts—UAB faculty are currently serving as President of the American Cancer Society and President-elect of the American Heart Association, and an alumna, Dr. Regina Benjamin, is U.S. Surgeon General.


Challenging, Distinctive

• UAB is one of only two academic institutions available nationwide receiving requests for Crew Robotics and Vehicle Equipment (CRAVE) for NASA’s International Space Station, space shuttles, and beyond. Lee Moradi, CRAVE program manager in the Center for Biophysical Science and Engineering, says UAB will design, test, and manufacture high-precision research instruments and thermal carriers, he also foresees additional work to develop extravehicular activity and robotics equipment, crew health and conditioning systems, and environmental control and life-support technology.

Academic Programs • UAB offers one-of-a-kind programs, such as the only undergraduate biomedical engineering degree, the only industrial distribution degree in the Southeast, and one of only four forensic accounting and IT concentrations in the nation. • UAB also offers unrivaled research and scholarship opportunities for students at all levels, ranking 1st among all public universities in federal research funding per incoming freshman. Of the 138 undergraduates enrolled in the Science and Technology Honors Program (part of the acclaimed UAB Honors Academy) in 2010-11, 35 were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. • In the U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs, UAB has 13 programs in the top 25 and five in the top 10: Master’s in health administration, 5th; School of Medicine’s AIDS program, 6th; Medicine’s primary care, 10th; nurse practitioner (adult), 10th; nursing service administration, 10th. • The Scientist ranked UAB 22nd nationally (and 6th among public universities) in its “Best Places to Work as a Postdoctoral Fellow” issue. • UAB’s Alys Stephens Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary as Birmingham’s “home for the performing arts,” housing a 1,330-seat concert hall, intimate recital hall and state-of-the-art theatres. With 24 Steinway pianos in its music department, UAB is Alabama’s first “All-Steinway School” and one of only 125 in the world. • The School of Nursing is designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for International Nursing, one of only 10 such centers in the U.S. and 45 in the world.

Athletic

Achievements

• Former UAB men’s golfer Graeme McDowell (right) won the U.S. Open in 2010. At UAB, he was the nation’s No. 1-ranked collegiate golfer in 2002. • In 34 seasons of competition, the Blazer men’s basketball team has enjoyed 29 winning seasons, has made 25 trips to postseason tournaments (14 NCAA, 11 NIT), and has won eight conference championships. With the 2011 NCAA berth, the Blazers have reached postseason play in eight of the past nine years (4 NCAA, 4 NIT). UAB advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2004, knocking off tournament No. 1 seed Kentucky in the second round.

• Just in the past three years, UAB students earned 8 Goldwater Scholarships, 7 Fulbright scholarships, 3 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships and an NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship (one of only 15 in the nation).

• Blazer football earned its first postseason bowl appearance with a berth in the 2004 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. The Blazers have finished as Conference USA runner-up three times since they became a football-playing member of the league. • The men’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Championships for the sixth time overall in 2011. The team won the 1999 C-USA Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final 8. • The UAB women’s soccer team has won the C-USA Tournament title twice (2004 and 2006), earning NCAA trips both years. In 2003, the UAB women captured the C-USA regular season title.

• The UAB softball team made its first NCAA tournament appearance in 2010 and made a return trips in 2011 and 2012. The Blazers defeated Florida State in the first round of the 2011 Athens Regional for their first ever NCAA tourney win.

• The Blazers field 17 intercollegiate teams as a Division I member of the NCAA and a founding member of Conference USA.

• The Blazer volleyball team has made two NCAA tournament appearances in the past six years (2006 and 2008). The program earned its first NCAA tournament victory in 2008 with a firstround win over Missouri State.

• Vonetta Flowers, a former UAB track & field All-American, made history in February of 2002 when she won a Gold Medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Flowers became the first Winter Olympics Gold Medalist ever from Alabama when she teamed with Jill Bakken to capture the twowoman bobsled competition.

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UAB in the

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he Blazer men’s soccer team is just one example of the UAB Athletic Department’s commitment to helping, serving and donating to the Birmingham community. UAB takes great pride in giving back to a community that gives so much to it. UAB football has stepped up as one of the leaders in community outreach, participating in a wide variety of projects and activities throughout the year. One of the Blazers’ continuing efforts is weekly visits to the Chil-

dren’s Hospital during the spring. Every week, several players and coaches spend quality time with patients and families at the Children’s Hospital. Other community service ventures recently had included UAB’s Classroom Connection, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and joining with local radio station 95.7 to help clean up a Birmingham-area elementary school.


Proud Past Bright Future Summer, 1977: Coach Gene Bartow is hired as UAB’s first intercollegiate Athlet Athletics Director and head basketball coach. Preparations begin for the hiring of coaches and support staff, recruitment of student-athletes, establishment of the Golden 100 scholarship foundation, scheduling, etc. Fall, 1978: UAB athletic teams begin intercollegiate competition for the first time; the university begins an 11-year association with the Sun Belt Conference. Nov. 24, 1978: The UAB men’s basketball team plays its first game, a 66-54 loss to Nebraska before a crowd of 14,800 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center; UAB has gone on to win 20 or more games 15 times, appear in 11 NCAA Tournaments and eight NITs. March, 1981: The Blazer men’s basketball team defeats Kentucky in the NCAA Mideast Regional, and reaches the NCAA “Sweet 16.” This appearance marks the beginning of a streak of seven consecutive NCAA Tournaments for UAB (1981-87). March, 1982: UAB adds to its amazing basketball success story, defeating Indiana and Virginia in the Southeast Regional, and reaching the NCAA “Elite Eight.” The Southeast Regional in Birmingham is the first of five NCAA Tournament events to be hosted by UAB (’82, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88). March, 1989: Blazer basketball reaches the NIT Final Four, defeating Michigan State for third place at Madison Square Garden. Fall, 1989: The UAB club football team is organized; the team goes 0-6 in its first season. 1990-91: The Blazer baseball team wins its first Sun Belt Conference Championship and becomes the first UAB team other than men’s basketball to participate in the NCAA Tournament. Men’s tennis wins the first of five consecutive conference championships in the Sun Belt and Great Midwest Conferences. Volleyball wins the first of three consecutive championships in the Sun Belt and Great Midwest conferences and makes its first of four consecutive post-season appearances. 1991-92: UAB begins competition in the Great Midwest Conference. The UAB football team begins its first season of varsity play at the Division III level. Blazer volleyball and baseball win the first Great Midwest Championship. UAB places its first men’s tennis players, Frank Schaffner and Karl Steffen, in NCAA Tournament play. 1992-93: Men’s basketball reaches the NIT Final Four, defeating Alabama, Clemson, Southwest Missouri State and Providence. The nationally-ranked UAB men’s tennis team participates in the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Blazer volleyball, cross country and tennis teams all win Great Midwest Conference championships. January, 1993: UAB announces that its football program will compete at the NCAA I-AA level, beginning with the 1993 season. 1993-94: Blazer teams win six league championships, and UAB wins the Great Midwest Conference Commissioner’s Cup, awarded to the university with the most successful overall athletics program. The Blazer basketball team goes 14-0 vs. GMW opponents and makes its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Men’s basketball is nationally-ranked and participates in the NCAA Tournament. August, 1994: UAB announces that its football program will compete at the NCAA I-A level and that the school will field a women’s soccer team beginning with the 1996 season. 1994-95: UAB soccer wins the Great Midwest Conference championship and participates in the NCAA Tournament. UAB wins GMW championship in men’s and women’s tennis, women’s indoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field and men’s golf. April 24, 1995: UAB becomes a charter member of Conference USA. March 26, 1996: One era ends and another begins as coach Gene Bartow steps down as head men’s basketball coach. November 14, 1996: Conference USA announces that UAB has been admitted as a football-playing member; the Blazers will begin C-USA play in 1999. 1997-98: UAB freshman Mirela Vladulescu takes the women’s collegiate tennis world by storm, winning both the ITA Clay Court National Championship and Riviera Women’s All-America Championship; she is the first UAB tennis player to win a collegiate grand slam


The final score read 13-10 as the UAB football program earned its signature victory at LSU on Sept. 23, 2000.

Mirela Vladulesu took the collegiate tennis world by storm and was the top-ranked women’s tennis player in the country for much of the 1997-98 season.

event. Vladulescu will later be the top-ranked player in the NCAA rankings for much of the 1997-98 season. The men’s golf team receives a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. 1998-99: The men’s basketball team makes its 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Mirela Vladulescu returns to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year, despite an injury-plagued season. 1999-00: UAB athletics has arguably its best season to date. The UAB football team becomes an official member of Conference USA and goes 4-2 in conference play during its inaugural season. The UAB men’s soccer team wins the Conference USA Championship and reaches the NCAA “Elite Eight”. Synchronized swimming finishes fourth in the country at the U.S. Collegiate Championships in its inaugural season. Women’s basketball reaches the “Sweet 16,” the men’s tennis team makes its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and men’s golf makes its second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years. July 10, 2000: Gene Bartow announces his retirement as athletics director after 23 years of service to the university. August 22, 2000: Herman Frazier is named UAB’s second athletics director. Sept. 23, 2000: In what was arguably the greatest win in UAB football history, the Blazers go to Baton Rouge, La. and upset SEC foe LSU, 13-10, on a game-winning field goal by Rhett Gallego in the waining seconds. 2000-01: Led by sophomore All-American Graeme McDowell, the men’s golf team finished ninth in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to its first NCAA Championship at Duke University, where it garnered a tie for 12th place. Senior women’s tennis player Mirela Vladulescu finished off a four-year career as one of the most successful athletes in UAB history. The men’s soccer team made it to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. The football team finished 7-4 overall, becoming the first “bowl-eligible” Blazer squad since UAB moved to the NCAA I-A level in 1996. The women’s basketball team, led by junior All-American Deanna Jackson, finished the season 20-11 and advanced to the WNIT. In just its second season, the synchronized swimming team placed fourth at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and eighth at the U.S. Nationals. 2001-02: Led by All-American Graeme McDowell, who was the No. 1-ranked golfer in the nation, the UAB men made their third consecutive appearance (fourth overall) in the NCAA Tournament. The Blazer football squad again boasted another “bowl eligible” season, as the team went 6-5 in 2001. The men’s soccer team made its third consecutive trip (fourth overall) to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the “Sweet 16.” The UAB softball team had its best season to date, advancing to the C-USA Championship game and boasting a 39-22 overall record. Denise Peters and Lisa Nowoslawski of the women’s soccer team were both named Verizon Academic All-Americans. In addition, Peters was named the C-USA Women’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year. Synchronized swimming earned its highest finish to date at the U.S. Collegiate Championships, taking third. Four swimmers received Academic All-America honors and three swimmers were named All-Americans by the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Coaches Committee. April 4, 2002: Athletics Director Herman Frazier and UAB President Ann Reynolds announce the hiring of Mike Anderson as UAB’s third men’s basketball coach. November 21, 2002: Watson Brown is named UAB‘s third athletics director. 2002-03: In his first season at the helm of the men’s basketball program, Mike Anderson guided the Blazers to a 21-win season and a quarterfinal finish in the NIT. Lisa Nowoslawski capped off her career for the women’s soccer program by earning several prestigious academic awards, including an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the C-USA Postseason Scholarship Award and first-team Verizon / CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for the second straight year. The synchronized swimming team posted its second straight third-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and recorded a fourth place finish, its highest to date, at the U.S. National Championships. Six swimmers received Academic All-America honors and three swimmers were named All-Americans by the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Coaches Committee. Sept. 4, 2003: The UAB football team plays host to Southern Miss in front of the biggest crown in UAB history, and the most people ever to watch a Conference USA football game when 44,669 people flocked to Legion Field. October 31, 2003: With a dominating 2-0 win on the road against USF, the UAB women’s soccer team earned its first Conference USA Championship and set the school record for shutouts in a season with nine. The Blazers’ Tara Kidwell and Jill Knottek each scored second half goals to lead UAB to its momentous victory. March, 2004: The UAB men’s basketball team shocks the college basketball world with its 76-75 upset over top-seeded Kentucky to advance to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament. The Blazers would finish the season with a 22-10 overall record and ranked No. 23 in the country. Also, the Blazers’ 12-4 record in Conference USA earned them a share of the first C-USA regular season championship. Head coach Mike Anderson was also named the 2004 Conference USA Coach of the Year. Spring, 2004: The synchronized swimming team posted is third straight third-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and recorded a fifth-place finish at the U.S. National Championships. Fall, 2004: The UAB women’s soccer team claimed the C-USA Tournament title with a thrilling 2-1 victory over host and regular-season champion Saint Louis in St. Louis, Mo., to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth in school history. The UAB football team made its

first bowl game appearance in school history as the Blazers faced Hawai’i in the


The 2006 UAB volleyball team won the C-USA Tournament title and competed in the program’s first-ever NCAA Division I Tournament.

In 2011, the UAB men’s basketball team secured the program’s first outright Conference USA regular season championship.

2004 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. The Blazers fell to the Warriors, 59-40, on Christmas Eve in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Spring, 2008: UAB men’s golf team captures the program’s first-ever Conference USA Championship. The Blazers went on to make the program’s seventh NCAA Regional and third NCAA National Championship appearances. Zack Sucher was tabbed second-team All-America and captured four individual titles during the 2007-08 men’s golf season. May 21, 2008: The UAB baseball team made history by recording the program’s first-ever win over the then-No. 5 Rice Owls, 8-2, in the opening round of the Conference USA Tournament. Not only did the Blazers defeat the Owls for the first time in 10 tries, but it also was the secondhighest ranked opponent the baseball team has defeated in program history. The Blazers would go on to match their best-ever result in the C-USA Tournament, making it to the semifinals. 2009-10: The softball team capped arguably the most successful season in program history with 37 wins and its first ever NCAA tournament berth. The men’s basketball team also Participated in the postseason, advancing to the NIT quarterfinals and hosting defending national champion North Carolina at Bartow Arena. Individually, football’s Joe Webb and men’s soccer’s Two-Boys Gumede were selected as C-USA Offensive Players of the Year for their sports. Jala Harris became the first C-USA women’s basketball player ever to earn Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year honors in the same season. Feb. 23, 2010: The UAB softball team opened its new, on-campus facility, drawing a school-record crowd of 1,323 to its contest with Alabama. Spring, 2011: The UAB men’s basketball team captured the program’s first-ever outright Conference USA regular season championship. The Blazers were also selected to the NCAA Tournament, marking their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2006 and the program’s 14th NCAA selection in its 32-year history. The softball team earned its second NCAA berth in as many seasons as well. Furthermore, women’s tennis standout Jenny Cape became the first Academic AllAmerican for her sport,

Spring, 2006: The UAB men’s basketball team earned its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament after finishing as Conference USA regular season and tournament runner-up. The synchronized swimming team took fourth place at the U.S. Collegiate Nationals. The Blazer softball team turned in one of its finest seasons in program history as the team won 31 games during the season to finish as the C-USA runner-up. Head coach Marla Townsend was named the C-USA Coach-of-the-Year. April 7, 2006: Mike Davis named as the fourth head basketball coach in program history. Fall, 2006: UAB’s fall sports teams made three NCAA Tournament appearances, claimed three C-USA titles and beat the No. 1 team in the country. The UAB cross country team won the conference championship and head coach Ray Stanfield was named C-USA Coach of the Year. The women’s soccer team ran through the C-USA Tournament, and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. UAB’s men’s soccer team beat the No. 1 team in the country during the regular season and hosted a first-round NCAA Tournament game. To conclude the fall sports season, the Blazer volleyball squad won its first-ever Conference USA Tournament title and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. December 17, 2006: Former Georgia offensive coordinator Neil Callaway was chosen to lead the UAB football team, becoming the third coach in the program’s history, and the second coach to lead the Blazers since becoming a Division I program in 1996. Spring, 2007: Zack Sucher matched UAB’s highest finish ever at the NCAA Men’s Golf Champion- s h i p s , closing the tournament tied for fourth place with a five-under 275 during four rounds of play. Sucher became just the fourth UAB men’s golfer in program history to earn AllAmerican status, nabbing a spot on the honorable mention All-America team. In addition, the men’s golf team made its fifth NCAA Regional appearance in the past eight years. February 14, 2007: Former UAB baseball player and alumnus Brian Mackin was selected as the program’s fourth full-time Athletics Director.

The 2012 UAB baseball team claimed the program’s first-ever Conference USA Tournament title. while track and field also received its first Academic All-America selections, as Nora Mehl and Rhiannon Johns received the nod. Dec. 5, 2011: UAB’s Director of Athletics Brian Mackin introduced new football head coach Garrick McGee in front of a standing room only crowd in the Green and Gold room inside Bartow Arena. McGee becomes the fourth head coach in Blazer football history. March 27, 2012: Jerod Haase was introduced as the new UAB men’s basketball coach by Athletic Director Brian Mackin. Haase, who spent the previous nine seasons at North Carolina, helping the Tar Heels to a pair of national championships (2005 and 2011), becomes the fifth head coach in the program’s 34-year history. May 27, 2012: The UAB baseball team celebrated the program’s first-ever C-USA Tournament title with a 5-0 victory over Memphis in the championship game. As a result, the Blazers reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991 and just the second time in program history. Spring, 2012: Three UAB spring sports reached the NCAA Tournament. Following the baseball team’s C-USA Championship dramatics, the Blazers were selected to compete at the Florida State regional. Meanwhile, the softball team made their third consecutive NCAA at-large appearance when UAB travelled to compete at the Tennessee Regional. Furthermore, the men’s golf team finished third at the NCAA Stanford Regional to the program’s fourth NCAA Championship appearance.


Gene Bartow Alabama Sports Hall Of Fame ’89 National College Basketball Hall Of Fame ’09

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ne of the most respected figures in intercollegiate athletics, Gene Bartow, forged the UAB athletic program into a well-rounded organization with outstanding teams in several sports. Bartow, considered the “founding father” of UAB athletics, grew the intercollegiate sports program there from its infancy into one that featured 17 sports and an annual operating budget of more than $8 million by the time he retired from the position in 2000. Bartow, who passed away Jan. 3, 2012 after a nearly three-year battle with cancer, guided the program through three conference changes, grew the football team from a club sport into a Division I-A program, and added several women’s sports to the university’s athletics roster. Bartow was at the helm of the UAB men’s basketball program for 18 seasons, compiling a record of 366-203 (.643) during his tenure. He led the Blazers to the NIT in the program’s second year of existence, and followed that up with seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including trips to the Sweet 16 in 1981 and the Elite Eight in 1982. In all, he led UAB to 14 postseason appearances, nine of which were NCAA Tournaments. In addition to his time at UAB, Bartow is one of the top college basketball coaches of all time. By the time he retired from collegiate coaching in 1996, he had led teams for 34 years at six universities (Central Missouri State, Valparaiso, Memphis State, Illinois, UCLA and UAB), compiling 647 wins, 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Four appearances, one national title game appearance and one national Coach of the Year Award (both with Memphis State in 1973), and no probation problems with the NCAA. In 2009, Bartow received the ultimate honor as he was inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame. He entered the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and is also a member of both the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame and the Northeast Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame. The Browning, Mo. native coached 34 years at six universities. He coached at Central Missouri State University from 1961-64, Valparaiso University from 1964-1970, Memphis State University from 1970-74, and he led the Tigers to the ‘73 NCAA national championship game and consecutive Missouri Valley Conference titles in the ‘71-’72 and ‘72-’73 seasons. In 1974 Bartow accepted the head coaching position at the University of Illinois. Illinois finished 8-18 in his only season coaching the Fighting Illini, and Bartow left his position to succeed John Wooden as the head coach of UCLA. Bartow coached at UCLA from 1975 to 1977, guiding them to a 52-9 record, including a berth in the 1976 Final Four. Bartow left UCLA after the 1977 season to take over the job of creating an athletic program at UAB. Bartow retired from coaching in 1996, and in 1997, UAB renamed its basketball venue, Bartow Arena, in his honor. The Birmingham News has voted him one of the top 10 most influential figures in Alabama sports for the past century. Bartow is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Huffine, and three children, Mark, Beth and Murry, who is the head men’s basketball coach at East Tennessee State.

“Founding Father” of UAB Athletics • UAB head basketball coach (1977-96) • UAB’s first Athletics Director (1977-2000) • Nine NCAA Tournament appearances at UAB • 14 postseason appearances during 18year coaching career at UAB • 11 20-win seasons during UAB coaching career tenure • 647 career coaching victories • 366 victories at UAB • Led UAB to NCAA Sweet 16 in 1981 and Elite Eight appearance in 1982 • Voted by the Birmingham News as one of the top-10 influential figures in Alabama sports over the past century


Excellence At The Next Level

the 2002 closing ceremonies • Honored as the 2002 USOC Team of the Year with teammate Jill Bakken • All-American in track & field at UAB, where she still holds numerous school records Deanna Jackson Years At UAB: 1998-2002

Graeme McDowell Years At UAB: 1999-2002

• Captured the 2010 U.S. Open Champi Championship – the first major title by a former UAB golfer and the first U.S. Open win by a European player in nearly 40 years tour• Has won eight professional tour naments, six of which have come on the European Tour • A member of Europe’s Ryder Cup Team in 2008 and helped lift his team to the trophy in 2010 • Named 2010 ASWA Professional Athlete of the Year and GWAA Golfer of the Year • Ranked as high as No. 4 in the world golf rankings • First-team All-America selection and C-USA Golfer of the Year in 2001 and 2002 • Winner of the 2002 Fred Haskins Award, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate golfer Roddy White Years At UAB: 2001-04

• Drafted No. 27 overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2005 • Was named as an NFL All-Pro wide receiver in 2010 invi• Became the first UAB alum to earn an invi tation to the NFL Pro Bowl, receiving the nod in four consecutive seasons (2008-2011) • First Falcon ever to have 80 catches and 1,100-plus yards in four straight seasons (2007-10) • Collected 71 receptions for an NCAAleading and C-USA-record 1,452 yards and a C-USA-record 14 touchdowns as a senior in 2004 • Ranks second in the UAB record books in career receptions (163), receiving yards (3,112) and receiving touchdowns (26)

• First and only UAB player selected in the WNBA Draft, chosen eighth overall by the Cleveland Rockers in 2002 • Competed with USA Basketball on the 2000 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei • Only women’s basketball player in C-USA and UAB history to record more than 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds • Two-time C-USA Player of the Year (2000-01, 200102) and the league’s Freshman of the Year in 1999 • UAB career leader in rebounds (1,118) and ranks second in school history in points (2,144) Bryan Thomas Years At UAB: 1998-2001

• Selected No. 22 overall by the New York Jets in 2002, becoming the Blazers’ highest-ever NFL draft pick • Entering his 11th year as a Jet with 145 career games played, compiling 91 starts, 404 tackles, 31 sacks, seven forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries • Ranks as UAB’s all-time leader in career sacks (36) and tackles for loss (56) • Led the “Steel Shield” defense in 2001, which topped the nation in rushing defense (57.3 yards per game) and was ranked No. 5 in the nation in total defense (265.9 yards per game) Dejan Jakovic Years At UAB: 2005-07

• A starting defender for D.C. United in Major League Soccer • Formerly played for Red Star Belgrade in Serbia’s First Division • Has made 16 international appearances for the Canadian National Team • A three-time all-conference selection at UAB • Twice earned first-team all-region honors Chris Hammond

Vonetta (Jeffrey) Flowers Years At UAB: 1992-95

• Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 • Made history at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, becoming the first and only former UAB athlete to earn an Olympic Gold Medal • Captured the Gold in the bobsled as the first black athlete (male or female in any country) to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics • Selected to carry the American flag in

Years At UAB: 1985

• Drafted in 1986 by Cincinnati Reds and made major league debut in 1990 • Pitched 14 seasons in the major leagues, including four with the Reds and five with the Florida Marlins, finishing his career with an overall record of 66-62 and a 4.14 ERA • Pitched in the 2003 World Series with the New York Yankees • Known more as a hitter at UAB, posting a .275 average with 32 runs scored and 16 RBI in 1985


UAB

All-Americans Men’s Basketball Aaron Johnson Jerome Mincy Steve Mitchell Oliver Robinson Football Rodregis Brooks Cedrick Buchannon Josh Evans Kerry Frazier Robert Leslie Derrick Ingram John Whitcomb Roddy White Women’s Basketball Carmen Guzman Wanda Hightower Deanna Jackson Diamond Rogers Baseball Shayne Carnes Jay Cole Mitch Jones Ryan Keedy Men’s Soccer Clint Baumstark Peter Byaruhanga Leandro de Oliveira Tony McManus Flavio Monteiro Rumbani Munthali Marin Pusek Houston Smith

Track/ Cross Country Elizabeth Ambrus Vonetta Flowers Rhiannon Johns Angela King Men’s Golf Paul Dickinson Graeme McDowell Garrett Osborn Zack Sucher Synchronized Swimming Morgan Clarke Meryl Grandia Amanda Haeuser Stephanie Jackson Stacey Jackson Margareta Jakovac Stacy Leiker Sara Petrov Hallie Todd Bogdana Zareva

Academic All-Americans Baseball Brent Laircey

Men’s Basketball Carter Long

Football Johnny Rea

Volleyball Suzie Johnson Patti Schroder

Men’s Tennis Sebastian Falk Frank Schaffner Martin Woisetschläger

Women’s Tennis Jenny Cape

Volleyball Ivana Bozic Sam Serley Nevena Stefanov

Women’s Tennis Mirela Vladulescu

Lane Knight Lukasz Kwapisz Loucas Papaconstantinou Carl Woszczynski

Women’s Soccer Danielle Blair Brianna McCarty Lisa Nowoslawski Denise Peters Jill Porto Vanessa Woodward

Synchronized Swimming Vanessa Dash Andrea Dash Kelli Dickerson Amanda Haeuser Frances Halloran Stacey Jackson

Flavio Monteiro

Women’s Soccer Tara Kidwell Men’s Tennis Gerd Albiez Mike Kirsten Paul Rosner Frank Schaffner Vaughn Snyman Martin Woisetschläger

Men’s Soccer

Steve Mitchell

Elizabeth Ambrus

Stephanie Jackson Rebecca Johnson Kristen Kramer Stacy Leiker Karen Meyer Sara Petrov Sarah Pikal Moraine Ruddick Hallie Todd

Softball Amanda Byrne Allison Davis Amanda Ellis Candice Hithe Kris Lara Emily Scarbrough Megan Stephenson

Track/Cross Country Rhiannon Johns Nora Mehl

Ryan Keedy


Men’s Basketball • 14 NCAA Tournament and 11 NIT appearances • Eight conference championships • 28 winning seasons in 34 years • 21 20-win seasons in 34 years • Three Sweet 16 appearances • Four All-Americans Football • First bowl game appearance in 2004 (7-5 record) • First “bowl-eligible” season with 7-4 overall record in 2000 • Played first season at Division I-A level in 1996; now competes as a member of Conference USA • Roddy White selected in first round of 2005 NFL draft (No. 27 overall) • Bryan Thomas selected in first round of 2002 NFL draft (No. 22 overall) • Eight All-Americans Men’s Soccer • NCAA Tournament participant (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2011) • 1999 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight and 2001 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 • Four conference championships (1994, 1995, 1999, 2011) • Nine All-Americans

Men’s Tennis • Six All-Americans • Three Academic All-Americans • Five NCAA Tournament appearances (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000) • Top-30 ranking from 19932000 • Five conference championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995) Women’s Tennis • Four conference championships (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) • Six national rankings (1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) • Top-ranked singles player in nation (Mirela Vladulescu-1997-98) • One All-American Volleyball • Two-time NCAA Tournament participant (2006 and 2008) • Four conference championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 2006) • Five WIVC postseason appearances (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992) • Two Academic All-Americans • Three AVCA All-America honorable mention honorees

Women’s Basketball • 2000 NCAA Sweet 16 participant • Four conference championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994) • NCAA Tournament participant (1994, 2000) • Four-time WNIT participant (1990, 1991, 2001, 2007) • 2011 WBI Champions • Four All-Americans

Men’s Golf • 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2012 NCAA Championship Participant • NCAA Regional Participants 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012 • 2008 Conference USA Champions • 1995 Great Midwest Conference Champions • No. 1-ranked golfer and Fred Haskings Award winner (Graeme McDowell) • Six All-Americans

Baseball • Three conference championships (1991, 1992, 1994) • 2012 C-USA Tournament Championship • NCAA Tournament participant (1991 and 2012) • Shayne Carnes (1998) and Ryan Keedy (2008) named All-Americans by multiple publications • Four All-Americans

Track & Field/ Cross Country • 2002 Cross Country NCAA All-Academic Team • 1995 Great Midwest Conference Women’s Indoor & Outdoor Champions • Three All-Americans • 1992 Women’s Great Midwest Conference Cross Country Champions • Two Olympic Trials Qualifiers

Blazer

•��Cross Country conference champions, 2006 • 2005 Individual Cross Country C-USA Champion • Eight-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Softball • Three-time NCAA Tournament participant (2010, 2011 and 2012) • 18 NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes • Seven athletes named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region Rifle • One C-USA Shootout third place finisher • 1997-98 Individual fifth place finisher at C-USA Championship Women’s Golf • Seven All-Conference USA Selections • C-USA Freshman of the Year (Heather Lourie, 1999) • Three Scholar-Athletes of the Year Women’s Soccer • UAB Academic Award (1997, 1998, 2000) • Five All-Americans • Three conference championships (2003, 2004, 2006) • Two NCAA Tournament appearances (2004, 2006) Bowling • Competed in first-ever tournament on Oct. 22, 2011 • Captured first tournament win at the Bulldog Roundup (2/7/12) – one of two tournament wins in its inaugural season Sand Volleyball • Began competition with the first-ever NCAA sanctioned collegiate sand volleyball match on March 3, 2012 vs. Florida State • Captured first program win against Tulane (3/10/12) • The tandem of Heather Thomas and Kirsten Gallagher selected to compete in the first-ever AVCA Sand Championships (2012).

Highlights


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he state-of-the-art, $25 million Campus Recreation Center has covered all the bases. It boasts 18,000 square feet of weight and fitness space outfitted with all-new equiptment and a one-eighth-mile oval running track that juts out of the building, curving toward University Boulevard and 15th Street South to provide panoramic views of the campus. And just to make sure no one gets bored, planners added a five-story, rock-climbing wall. The facility features four basketball courts, five racquetball courts, one of which converts to a squash court and a multi-purpose court that can be used for indoor soccer, volleyball, floor hockey or badminton. There are also four aerobic rooms and a swimming pool with four lap lanes and leisure and physical rehabilitation areas. The handicap-accessible pool has many special features. A continuous current in the “lazy river” carries swimmers around the outer edge of the pool in inner tubes – the ride ends under a waterfall – or individuals can walk against the flow as a part of a physical rehabilitation program. For more intense resistance training, center members can use the “vortex,” a circular area within

the pool with forceful water jets. One of the four aerobics rooms is dedicated to spinning; the others host Pilates, general aerobics, yoga, step, and kickboxing classes along with other specialty offerings. The facility also includes the Kids Zone, a supervised area – equipped with toys, books, and movies – where parents can drop off children while they work out. The center also has a juice bar, wire-

less internet access, and an Outdoor Pursuits Center that rents camping gear and leads backpacking, rafting, and skiing trips to desitnations around the United States. The first floor houses a wellness center that coordinates with UAB groups to offer nutritional counseling, body-fat measurements, personal training, and general fitness assessments.

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Recreation Center


2013-14 UAB Men’s Golf Schedule Date Event Sept. 10 - 12 Topy Cup Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by Graeme McDowell Oct. 7 - 8 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Oct. 21 - 22 Georgetown Intercollegiate

Location Tanagura, Japan Birmingham, Ala. Vestavia Hills, Ala. Washington, D.C.

Feb. 15 - 16 Feb. 23 - 25 March 3 - 4 March 14 - 15 March 28 - 30 Apr. 12 - 13

Gator Invitational John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Samford Intercollegiate Chris Schenkel Invitational Stanford U.S. Intercollegiate Robert Keppler Invitational

Gainesville, Fla. Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Hoover, Ala. Statesboro, Ga. Palo Alto, Calif. Columbus, Ohio

Apr. 27 - 29 May 15 - 17 May 23 - 28

Conference USA Championship NCAA Regionals NCAA Championships

Texarkana, Ark. TBD Hutchinson, Kan.


2014 UAB Men's Golf Media Guide