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This Is UAB Soccer Table of Contents Soccer Offices................................................................. 2 Soccer Locker Room..................................................... 3 Soccer in Birmingham.................................................. 4 Blazers at the Next Level.............................................. 5 This is UAB Soccer....................................................... 6 Head Coach Harold Warren................................... 8-9 Assistant Coaches/Support Staff............................... 10 2011 Roster............................................................. 12-13 2011 Outlook........................................................ 14-15 Pascale Pinard.............................................................. 16 Carolyn Polcari............................................................ 17 Tiffini Turpin............................................................... 18 Allison Young.............................................................. 19 Emma Smith................................................................ 20 Camille Walters........................................................... 20 Sam Bradford............................................................... 21 Kirsten Ebert................................................................ 21 Cara Eby....................................................................... 22 Jasmine Kauka............................................................. 22 Abby Phillips................................................................ 23 Erin Pincombe............................................................. 23 CJ Winship................................................................... 24 Megan Collins.............................................................. 24 Mary Catherine Combs.............................................. 24 Katie Getzinger............................................................ 24 Mariana Hardison....................................................... 25 Sarah Hopper............................................................... 25 Johanna Liney.............................................................. 25 Taylor Murphy............................................................ 25 2010 Season in Review.............................................. 27 2010 Final Statistics.................................................... 28 2010 Conference USA Wrap-Up............................. 29 Record Book.......................................................... 31-34 Awards and Honors.............................................. 35-37 All-Time Results................................................... 37-38 All-Time Series Records............................................ 39 All-Time Roster/Team Captains.............................. 40 Conference USA.......................................................... 41 UAB at a Glance................................................... 43-45 Birmingham the Magic City...................................... 46 UAB Administration............................................ 47-48 Gene Bartow................................................................ 49 Proud Past/Bright Future..................................... 50-52 Blazer Highlights......................................................... 53 Academics.............................................................. 54-55 Excellence at the Next Level...................................... 56 UAB All-Americans.................................................... 57 Sports Medicine..................................................... 58-59 Strength and Conditioning.................................. 60-61 Campus Recreation..................................................... 62

Credits

The 2011 UAB women’s soccer media guide was written, edited, designed and compiled by Media Relations Assistant Lauren Rupert with editorial assistance by Associate AD for Media Relations Norm Reilly, Associate Athletics Media Relations Director Aaron Jordan and Assistant Athletics Media Relations Director Tyson Mathews and Assistant Athletics Media Relations Director Ben Warnick. Photography by Steve Wood, Jimmy Mitchell and Nik Laymann. Cover and page design by Jamie Barker and Jai Giffin, Provations Group, Nicholasville, Ky.

2011 Schedule AUGUST 13 ARKANSAS STATE (exhibition) 19 at Oklahoma 21 at Oklahoma State 26 SAMFORD

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Norman, Okla. Stillwater, Okla. BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

6 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2 at Belmont 4 FLORIDA STATE 9 at Alabama 11 at Kennesaw State 17 OLE MISS 23 at Rice* 25 at Houston* 30 at East Carolina*

Nashville, Tenn. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Kennesaw, Ga. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Houston, Texas Houston, Texas Greenville, N.C.

6 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m.

OCTOBER 2 at Marshall* 7 TULSA* 9 SMU* 14 COLORADO COLLEGE* 16 UTEP* 21 at UCF* 23 at Southern Miss* 27 MEMPHIS*

Huntington, W. Va. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Orlando, Fla. Hattiesburg, Miss. BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

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NOVEMBER 2-6 at Conference USA Championship

Memphis, Tenn.

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* indicates Conference USA match BOLD indicates home matches played at West Campus Field All times local and subject to change

Quick Facts GENERAL INFORMATION Location....................................... Birmingham, Ala. Founded.............................................................. 1969 Enrollment....................................................... 17,543 Colors.......................... Forest Green and Old Gold Nickname....................................................... Blazers Affiliation..................................... NCAA Division I Conference.................................... Conference USA Home Field............................... West Campus Field Capacity............................................................. 2,500 President.................................... Dr. Carol Garrison Athletics Director................................Brian Mackin Faculty Athletics Rep.................Dr. Frank Messina HISTORY First Year of Women’s Soccer......................... 1996 All-Time School Record........................ 145-133-22 Last Postseason Opponent...................... Tennessee Result.................................. Lost, 4-0, Nov. 10, 2006 NCAA Tournament 1st Round (Knoxville, Tenn.)

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COACHING STAFF Head Coach..................................... Harold Warren Alma Mater/Year.............. Cal Poly Pomona/2002 Record at UAB.............................................. 1st year Career Record................................................ 1st year Women’s Soccer Office.................. (205) 934-4797 Warren’s E-mail....................... hwarren@uab.edu Assistant Coach......................................Crystal Pate Alma Mater/Year.............................. Samford/2005 Season at UAB.................................................. Third Pate’s E-mail....................................crpate@uab.edu Assistant Coach.............................. Rebecca Whittle Alma Mater/Year.............................. Samford/2002 Season at UAB.................................................. Third Whittle’s E-mail......................... rwhittle@uab.edu TEAM INFORMATION 2010 Overall Record........................................ 8-9-2 Conference Record/Finish............... 4-5-2/Seventh Letterwinners Returning/Lost.......................... 12/9 Starters Returning/Lost....................................... 4/6 Newcomers.................................................................7


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Women’s Soccer Offices

Top left: Lounge area located in the soccer offices of the Ullman building. Top right: Inside the lounge, photos honoring UAB’s All-Americans. Bottom left: These three trophies are on display in the lounge. From left to right, they are the 2004 C-USA Tournament Champion, the 2006 C-USA Tournament Champion and the 2003 C-USA Champion trophies. Middle right: The other half of the lounge features the C-USA standings and championship trophies. Bottom right: These photos are located on the wall just outside the women’s soccer offices. They show the rings given to the studentathletes for each C-USA title UAB has won.

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Women’s Soccer Locker Room

Top left: The spacious locker room features restrooms, showers, dry erase board, flat panel television and leather couch. Top right: This locker shows all three of UAB’s uniforms worn during last season. Middle left: The hallway leading into the locker room displays photos of the team captains from each year. On the back side of the door is one of the program’s mottos: “We all walk through this door together.” Bottom left and right: These photos show an array of gear worn on game day.

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This Is UAB Soccer UAB was a great place to further my athletic and academic career. They provide you with the tools to succeed and compete at the highest level. I had the time of my life and have gained life-long friends from the experience. -- Jenny Rynders, 2001-04

It was important to me to be in a culturally-diverse environment during my college experience. I also wanted to be in an environment that would challenge me both on the field and in the classroom. During my four years as a Blazer, I gained tremendous life experience in being pushed beyond my limits to pursue excellence. And even more important than these, I gained life-long friendships. If I had to do it all over again, I would not change a thing. -- Katie Forbis, 2003-06

Since the inception of UAB women’s soccer in 1996, the program has experienced tremendous growth. Former head coach Paul Harbin was with the program for 15 years and built the team from ground up. It is now head coach Harold Warren’s task to take the team to the next level and further develop this rapidly-growing program. Birmingham is a veritable soccer hot bed. From the 1996 Olympics to World Cup qualifiers, and from U.S. National Team friendly play for both men and women to MLS squads, many of the elite players and fans in the world have paid Birmingham a visit. The city and UAB have left an indelible mark on the soccer world. In the last five years, West Campus Field has hosted the U.S. Men’s National Team and U-17 squad, the Birmingham International Festival and the Colorado Rapids of MLS. Legion Field has seen national teams from Brazil, Ecuador, England, Guatemala and Tunisia.

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Head Coach Harold Warren

Harold Warren

Head Coach • First Season Cal Poly Pomona, 2002

Harold Warren, who served as associate head coach at the University of Southern California the past four seasons, takes over the UAB women’s soccer program in 2011. The USC Trojans have been one of the nation’s top collegiate programs in recent years. Warren takes over a UAB program that has been guided the past 15 years by Paul Harbin, who retired following the 2010 season. “I’m extremely excited about being the UAB head women’s soccer coach,” Warren said. “Paul Harbin has done a tremendous job over the last

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15 years and I just want to build upon that and take the program to the next level.” While at USC, Warren helped turn the Trojans into one of the most successful programs in the nation. One of Warren’s primary responsibilities with USC was working with the defense. The Trojans captured the 2007 NCAA Championship, finishing with a 20-3-2 record as they recorded 15 shutouts and allowed only 13 goals during the season.

Warren spent 23 years coaching at the club level for boys and girls teams ranging from ages 10-19. He won league championships with Riverside Soccer Club and Long Beach Sidekicks, and helped the West Coast Stingers to a Surf Cup semifinal.

In the four years Warren was on staff at USC, the Trojans earned berths in the NCAA Tournament each of those seasons while compiling a cumulative record of 61-20-10.

He has remained involved in club and ODP coaching, heading up the `89 Arizona ODP and the U-15 Arizona Rush Nike Team while in Tucson. He also is a U.S. Soccer Federation licensed coach.

In the spring of 2010, Warren furthered his coaching experiences overseas in Europe. He completed two coaching assistantships. One was with VVV-Venlo in the Dutch Eredivisie League, one of the most prominent leagues in the Netherlands, and one was with Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch Jupiler League.

As a player, Warren was a defender and a forward at Riverside Community College before transferring to Cal State Fullerton in 1989. He then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona. He later graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor’s of science in communications in 2002.

Women’s Associate Head Coach School Overall Record Conference Record USC 20-3-2 6-2- 1 USC 16-5-2 5-3-1 USC 12-6-3 4-3-2 USC 13-6-3 5-3-1 USC Totals 61-20-10 20-11-5

** National Champions Women’s Assistant Coach Year School Overall Record Conference Record 2003 Arizona 6-11-2 2-6-1 2004 Arizona 15-6 6-3 2005 Arizona 11-8-3 4-4-1 2006 Arizona 8-10-2 1-6-2 Arizona Totals 40-35-7 13-19-4 Year 2002

coach for the California Olympic Development Program’s 16-17 age group, and was an ODP scout for Southern California male and female talent. With the California ODP, Warren was named 2005-06 Coach of the Year.

Women’s Assistant Coach School Overall Record Conference Record UC Irvine 8-10-1 5-3-1

Related Experience Year Team Position 2001-03 California ODP Assistant Coach 2001-03 California ODP Scout Soccer Clubs Warren Coached Riverside Soccer Club Long Beach Sidekicks West Coast Stingers

“We are truly excited to have a coach the caliber of Harold Warren coming on board to lead our women’s soccer program,” said Brian Mackin, UAB athletic director. “He has been around successful programs throughout his career and has had a integral role in the success USC has experienced, including winning a national championship.” Prior to joining the staff at USC, Warren spent four seasons at the University of Arizona. He helped the Wildcats to an NCAA Third Round appearance in 2005. In his four seasons with the Wildcats, Arizona posted a 40-35-7 overall mark.

orn: Aug. 5, 1969, in Fairfield, Calif. B College: Cal Poly Pomona (B.S., Communications, 2002) Playing Experience: Riverside Community College (1988); Cal State Fullerton (1989); Cal Poly Pomona (1990-91)

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“I would like to thank Athletic Director Brian Mackin and SWA Derita Ratcliffe for giving me the opportunity to be the second head women’s soccer coach in the history of the program,” said Warren. “I’m completely honored and blessed with this opportunity. I’ve worked hard my entire coaching career and being the head women’s soccer coach at UAB is a dream come true. “I feel that this program will be a force to reckon with UAB is a top-notch institution of higher learning in the great city of Birmingham and has an unbelievable athletic department with all the support we need to be successful on a national level.” His coach at USC, Ali Khosroshahin, said he has no doubt Warren is ready to lead his own program. “Harold has been ready for this opportunity for a long time,” said Khosroshahin, who has been USC’s head coach for four seasons. “When I became the head coach at SC, Harold was at Arizona and the first call I made was to him

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2007 National Championship Part of the first coaching staff in NCAA history to win a national championship in its first season Coached Olympic Gold Medalist Amy Rodriguez 3 Herman Trophy candidates 3 All-Americans 2007 NCAA Defensive Player of the Year 2007 NCAA Offensive Player of the Year 6 All-PAC-10 team honorees

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2006 NCAA Tournament round of 16 2005 PAC-10 conference champions 4 All-Americans PAC-10 Player of the Year 10 All-PAC-10 honorees

Q & A with Coach Warren...

What does UAB have to offer the student-athlete? “UAB offers the student-athlete the opportunity to receive an excellent education with majors ranging from engineering to medicine. Also, UAB is one of the most diverse campuses in the country with a student population from over 100 different countries. Getting to know students from other countries and ethnicities is a great education in itself.” “Athletically, UAB has a very young athletic department with programs that have been excelling every year. Coming into one of these programs at this moment is very exciting because prospective student-athletes will be a part of something special.” What type of player do you look for in recruiting? “We try to recruit the prospective student-athletes that are outstanding people, excel academically, want to grow as young adults and as an athletes. Also, we look for students that fit into what we do as a soccer team.”

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What does Birmingham have to offer the students? “Birmingham is a major metropolitan city with cultural, social and historical attractions that are very good. Along with the southern hospitality, a UAB student will grow into a well-rounded young adult that will probably continue to live and gain employment in the Birmingham area.” What are your goals for the UAB women’s soccer program? “Our goals for the women’s soccer program are to graduate all of our student-athletes, be successful on the field, strengthen our alumni base, heighten the awareness of our program, represent UAB in the best possible manner and give back as much as we can to the community.”

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Assistant Coaches/Support Staff Crystal Pate

Rebecca Whittle

Assistant Coach • Third Season Samford, 2005

Assistant Coach • Third Season Samford, 2002

Crystal Pate, a former assistant coach at Birmingham-Southern and standout goalkeeper at Samford, joined the UAB women’s soccer staff in the summer of 2009. Pate’s main responsibility is working with the UAB goalkeepers.

Rebecca Whittle was named assistant coach for the UAB women’s soccer program in July 2009.

Pate got her start in coaching by serving as a volunteer assistant coach for head coach Todd Yelton at Samford in 2005, then went on to spend the next three seasons as an assistant coach at BirminghamSouthern.

Whittle’s most-recent coaching stint was at Georgia Southern, where she spent two years (2004-06) with head coach and former UAB women’s soccer assistant Ashley Hart.

During her time with the Panthers, she concentrated on working with the goalkeepers and helped guide the team to 32 wins from 2006-08. During her last two years there, the BSC goalkeepers held opponents to less than one goal per game under Pate’s guidance. Prior to beginning her coaching career, Pate was a stellar goalkeeper at Samford, emerging as one of the top players in the Ohio Valley Conference. A three-time All-OVC selection, she was honored as the OVC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. In addition to league honors, Pate was also named first-team All-Southeast Region by SoccerBuzz in 2004 and 2005. Additionally, she earned first-team Scholar All-South region and third-team Scholar All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2004. A native of Richmond, Va., Pate graduated from Samford in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in education. The former Crystal Royall recently married J. Gary Pate.

Whittle returned to the collegiate women’s soccer scene after teaching in the Homewood (Ala.) school system since the fall of 2006.

Prior to Georgia Southern, Whittle was an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech for two seasons with head coaches Greg Stone (2002) and Patrick Farmer (2003). In addition, Whittle has worked numerous collegiate camps, including UAB, Samford, Georgia Southern, Tennessee Tech, Duke, Rice and Lee University. She has also been a coach with the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club off-and-on since 2000. Whittle was a four-year letterwinner at Samford, playing for thenhead coach Barry Spitzer from 1997-2000. The Dallas, Texas native played in 71 games, starting 65 contests at forward for the Bulldogs. She scored 16 goals and recorded 15 assists for a total of 47 points during her career. Whittle graduated from Samford in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in education and received her master’s degree in education psychology and counselor education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. The former Rebecca Kent is married to Luke Whittle, who is the Director of Coaching for the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club. They have a son, Noah, who was born in November 2009.

Support Staff

Lauren Rupert Media Relations

Dani Stephenson Athletic Training

Drew Barnette Academics

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Stacey Torman Strength & Conditioning

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2011 Roster No. 0 2 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 33 39

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Katie Getzinger Johanna Liney Sam Bradford Pascale Pinard Carolyn Polcari Kirsten Ebert Allison Young Erin Pincombe Taylor Murphy Mary Catherine Combs Megan Collins Emma Smith Sarah Hopper Mariana Hardison Camille Walters Tiffini Turpin Cara Eby Abby Phillips CJ Winship Jasmine Kauka

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Fr./HS Fr./HS So./1L Sr./3L Sr./3L So./1L Sr./3L So./1L Fr./HS Fr./HS Fr./HS Jr./2L Fr./HS Fr./HS Jr./2L Sr./3L So./1L So./1L RS Fr./RS So./1L

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Haddonfield, N.J./Haddon Township HS Marietta, Ga./Walton HS Covington, Ky./Holy Cross HS Trois-Rivieres, Quebec/Academie Les Estacades

Richardson, Texas/Plano East HS Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth HS Evansville, Ind./Evansville Central HS Peachtree City, Ga./McIntosh HS Elkton, Md./North East HS Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic HS Montgomery, Ala./Brewbaker Tech HS Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School Hemet, Calif./Hemet HS El Cajon, Calif./Grossmont HS Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan HS Birmingham, Ala./Vestavia Hills HS Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne HS Huntsville, Ala./Grissom HS Ridgeland, Miss./Ridgeland HS Kane’ohe, Hawaii/Punahou School

Head Coach: Harold Warren, 1st year Assistant Coach: Crystal Pate, 3rd year Assistant Coach: Rebecca Whittle, 3rd year

Alphabetical Roster 5 Sam Bradford D 15 Megan Collins M 14 Mary Catherine Combs D 9 Kirsten Ebert M 22 Cara Eby F 0 Katie Getzinger GK 19 Mariana Hardison D 18 Sarah Hopper M

39 Jasmine Kauka M 2 Johanna Liney M 12 Taylor Murphy D 23 Abby Phillips M 7 Pascale Pinard D 11 Erin Pincombe D 8 Carolyn Polcari M/F 17 Emma Smith M

21 Tiffini Turpin F 20 Camille Walters D 33 CJ Winship GK 10 Allison Young D

Pronunciation Guide Kirsten Ebert.............................................. KEAR-sten EE-burt Cara Eby..........................................................CARE-uh EE-bee Jasmine Kauka............................................................COW-kuh Johanna Liney......................................................Joe-HAN-nah

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Pascale Pinard.......................................... PASS-cal Pea-NARD Erin Pincombe............................................................PIN-comb Carolyn Polcari...................................................... Pole-CAR-ee Camille Walters.......................................................... Ka-MEAL

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Front Row (L-R): Carolyn Polcari, Erin Pincombe, Sam Bradford, Jasmine Kauka, Abby Phillips, Megan Collins, Allison Young, Emma Smith, Tiffini Turpin, Camille Walters. Back Row (L-R): Mariana Hardison, Taylor Murphy, Johanna Liney, Mary Catherine Combs, Katie Getzinger, CJ Winship, Kirsten Ebert, Cara Eby, Sarah Hopper, Pascale Pinard.

By Class

Blazer Breakdown By Position Forwards (2) Cara Eby Tiffini Turpin

Seniors (4) Pascale Pinard Carolyn Polcari Tiffini Turpin Allison Young

Midfielders (8) Megan Collins Kirsten Ebert Sarah Hopper Jasmine Kauka Johanna Liney Abby Phillips Carolyn Polcari Emma Smith

Juniors (2) Emma Smith Camille Walters Sophomores (6) Sam Bradford Kirsten Ebert Cara Eby Jasmine Kauka Abby Phillips Erin Pincombe

Defenders (8) Sam Bradford Mary Catherine Combs Mariana Hardison Taylor Murphy Pascale Pinard Erin Pincombe Camille Walters Allison Young

Freshmen (8) Megan Collins Mary Catherine Combs Katie Getzinger Mariana Hardison Sarah Hopper Johanna Liney Taylor Murphy CJ Winship

Goalkeepers (2) Katie Getzinger CJ Winship

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By State/Country Alabama (3) Megan Collins Abby Phillips Tiffini Turpin California (2) Sarah Hopper Mariana Hardison Canada (1) Pascale Pinard Florida (1) Emma Smith Georgia (3) Kirsten Ebert Johanna Liney Erin Pincombe Hawaii (1) Jasmine Kauka Indiana (1) Allison Young

Kentucky (2) Sam Bradford Mary Catherine Combs Maryland (1) Taylor Murphy Mississippi (1) CJ Winship New Jersey (1) Katie Getzinger Ohio (1) Cara Eby Tennessee (1) Camille Walters Texas (1) Carolyn Polcari


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2011 Season Outlook The 2011 Blazers look to build on their 2010 season and make another run at the Conference USA title under new head coach Harold Warren. Warren, who helped the University of Southern California Trojans capture the 2007 NCAA Championship, will steer a squad that finished 2010 with an overall record of 8-9-2 through a challenging schedule this year. “Our expectations for the 2011 team are to improve in every training session and every match,” Warren said. “If we as a staff teach, train, coach and guide our young studentathletes like we’ve been doing, we will have success.” The 2011 team returns 12 letterwinners, including four starters, from last season’s squad that went 4-5-2 in conference action. This year’s roster is full of young talent from six sophomores and eight freshmen blended with the veteran experiences of two juniors and four seniors. “Our team is very young, but the chemistry amongst the group is outstanding,” Warren said. “The four seniors will definitely be impactful players surrounded by young talent and all of them together will be a solid team. It’s going to take collective effort.”

FORWARDS The 2011 squad is very versatile. Several players understand the responsibilities in the forward and midfielder positions and can play both roles effectively. The anchor in the front will be returning senior Tiffini Turpin. Last season, Turpin scored three goals and added three assists for nine points. The Birmingham, Ala. native is one of the most experienced players on the field, having started all 60 matches in her three years in the Green and Gold. The team will rely on Turpin to help fill the role left by Laura McCalla. McCalla paced the Blazers in 2010 with 12 goals, six assists and 30 points. “Tiffini is going to go at people and is going to have a great senior year,” Warren said. “She has a good group that is going to play with her to make it easy for her.” Joining Turpin is sophomore Cara Eby. Eby came off the bench eleven times in her freshman campaign, making her debut against Vanderbilt. MIDFIELDERS The group of eight midfielders is filled with a variety of talent led by senior Carolyn Polcari. In 2010, Polcari was named to the AllConference USA Second Team and proved to be one of the most consistent scorers, tallying at least one point in 10 of 19 total games. She ranked second on the team with eight goals, five assists and 21 points. This year, Polcari will have a new role on the field. She is the most versatile player on the team and has the capability to play any position on the field. “Carolyn will play a different role with our team,” Warren said. “She’ll have all-access to the field. She reads the game and tries to make it difficult for the other team. That’s a very intelligent position. She did well in the spring when it was new to her, but now she has picked it up.”

Senior forward Tiffini Turpin has started all 60 games in her three years at UAB.

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matches while Ebert appeared in 18 games for the Blazers, including six starts. Phillips played in 18 games, starting in six of those contests. She registered one goal and one assist in her freshman campaign. “Kirsten is going to do well. She’s going to fight for a starting position in the central midfield area,” Warren said. The freshmen began challenging the veterans right away for starting roles this season. Freshmen Megan Collins, Sarah Hopper and Johanna Liney will come off the bench in the midfield although both Collins and Hopper could take on starting roles this season. “Megan’s technical and tactical ability is very good for a freshman,” Warren said. “She is fighting to start as an attacking midfielder. Sarah is very athletic. She likes to run at people, loves to score goals and is a fierce tackler, defensively. They’ll both likely have starting positions.” DEFENDERS Warren will have several options when it comes to defense. Five defenders return to the 2011 roster from last season including seniors Pascale Pinard and Allison Young. Pinard has started in 53 of 54 games in her three years with the Blazers and returns to anchor the backline. Last season, she scored one goal and tallied five assists, totaling seven points. “Pascale is going to start as either a center back or central midfielder,” Warren said. “Her allaround game is second to none and she will be one of the best players on the team this year.” Last season, Young started in 17 games. In addition to her contributions on the field, Young excelled in the classroom. The Evansville, Ind. native was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team and earned the league’s Academic Medal of Honor for the second consecutive year. “Ally is going to bring a new dimension for the left back position,” Warren said. “She’s going to give us a lot of combination play and, hopefully, score a few goals for herself. Ally is a worker and leads by example. She is going to be impactful.”


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2011 Season Outlook behind the 10 players in front of her will get the job.” SCHEDULE The UAB women’s soccer team is set to compete in 20 contests during the 2011 season, including nine home matches. The Blazers open the season with an exhibition against Arkansas State on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at UAB’s West Campus Field. “We’re extremely excited about the level of competition on our 2011 schedule,” Warren said. “The non-conference portion of our schedule, with the likes of Oklahoma State, Florida State, Oklahoma and several other quality opponents, including in-state competitors Samford and Alabama, will definitely get us prepared for the always strong and difficult Conference USA.”

Senior defender Pascale Pinard will serve as co-captain of the 2011 squad.

Junior Camille Walters will assume an attacking role for the defense while sophomores Sam Bradford, Jasmine Kauka and Erin Pincombe will see time in the backfield. Last year, Bradford scored three goals late in season, two coming in one game against UCF. Walters played in 17 games for the Blazers and Pincombe saw action in nine.

The Blazers will take on five teams from the 2010 NCAA Championship field of 64, including a pair of Round of 16 participants. Oklahoma State and Florida State, the 2007 NCAA runner-up, made it to the quarterfinals of last year’s tournament. UAB will face eight non-conference opponents before beginning Conference USA action. The Blazers will spend opening weekend in Oklahoma, taking on Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Aug. 19 and 21, respectively. UAB returns home the following weekend to host cross-town foe Samford on Aug. 26.

The Blazers hit the road again on Sept. 2, traveling up I-65 to Nashville, Tenn., to take on Belmont before returning to the Magic City to host Florida State on Sept. 4. The Green and Gold then play back-to-back road games at Alabama (Sept. 9) and Kennesaw State (Sept. 11) and finish non-conference action against Ole Miss on Sept. 17 in Birmingham. UAB begins C-USA action in Houston, facing Rice and Houston Sept. 23 and 25, respectively. The Blazers continue a four-game road stretch the following weekend at East Carolina (Sept. 30) and Marshall (Oct. 2) before returning home to host four straight league contests. UAB will host Tulsa and SMU followed by Colorado College and UTEP on back-to-back weekends, then travel to UCF on Oct. 21 and Southern Miss on Oct. 23. The Blazers conclude the regular season at home against fourtime defending C-USA champion Memphis on Oct. 27. The C-USA Championship will be held Nov. 2-6 in Memphis and NCAA tournament action will begin Nov. 11. “Our 2011 schedule is very tough, but we’re excited about it,” Warren said, “Every match on the schedule is very difficult so we must continue to teach and train our team to play a style of football that is difficult to play against. We believe our preparation is good, so being a young team won’t matter when it comes to having success.”

“Jasmine is one of the best players on the team technically. She’s very smooth on the ball and can hit direct balls to her teammates whether they are stationary or in motion,” Warren said. “Erin is coming along strong in practice. We will see what she can do. She’ll fight for an outside back position.” New to the Blazer defense are freshmen Mary Catherine Combs, Mariana Hardison and Taylor Murphy. The backline will need to be a potent force to provide coverage for goalies CJ Winship and Katie Getzinger. Redshirt freshman Winship and freshman Getzinger will compete for time between the posts. “It’s going to be a fight until the end,” Warren said. “The one that is the most consistent and has the most mental strength to be an anchor

Last year, the Blazers finished 8-9-2 overall and 4-5-2 in conference action.

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Pascale Pinard

Senior • Defender • 5-8 • Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada • Academie Les Estacades 2010: Started 18 matches ... scored her first career goal, the gamewinner, against Southern Miss ... tied for second on the team with five assists ... totaled eight shots on the season, four of them on frame ... earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal and was named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... selected to the C-USA All-Academic Team.

Pinard’s Career Stats Year 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP-GS 17-16 19-19 18-18 54-53

2009: Started 19 matches ... played a key role in UAB’s seven shutouts ... took six shots on the season ... earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal and was named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2008: Stepped into a starting role in 16 games at defender for the Blazers ... took seven shots during the season, including three shots-ongoal (.429) ... was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... also earned the league’s Academic Medal. High School: An experienced player who has competed in many international competitions ... a two-year member of the W-League’s Laval Comets ... captained Quebec’s team in 2004, where they finished second ... helped the U15 Developmental National Team finish second at an international tournament in Germany ... has been training at the National Training Center since 2004. Personal: Born March 9, 1990 ... daughter of Raymond Pinard and Rejeanne Giguere ... has one sister, Caroline ... majoring in exercise science.

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G A 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 5

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Shots Shot% GW 7 .000 0 6 .000 0 8 .125 1 21 .048 1


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Carolyn Polcari

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Senior • Midfielder/Forward • 5-4 • Richardson, Texas • Plano East HS 2010: Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team ... ranked second on the team with eight goals and 21 points ... tied for second with five assists ... took 42 shots, putting 20 on frame ... notched the game-winning goal against North Florida ... scored a pair of goals against Southern Miss ... started all 19 matches ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Polcari’s Career Stats Year 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP-GS G A 20-2 6 4 21-18 3 4 19-19 8 5 60-39 17 13

2009: Tallied 10 points on the season, tied for second most on the team ... her four assists tied the team’s season-high ... had her first assist of the season against Clemson ... assisted goals at Houston and East Carolina ... tallied the team’s final three goals of the season, two of which came in a 2-1 over Memphis in overtime ... one of two Blazers with a multi-goal game ... tallied the equalizer against UTEP in the conference tournament ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2008: Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team after recording six goals and four assists for a total of 16 points as a true freshman ... saw playing time in all 20 contests, serving as UAB’s first player off the bench ... scored all six of her goals against conference opponents, which tied her for first in the league in that category ... also led UAB and C-USA in gamewinning goals with four ... paced the league in points during conference play ... scored both goals in UAB’s 2-1 win over SMU ... all of her goals on the year were unassisted ... was one of the recipients of the Most Improved Player Award at the end-of-the-year banquet ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. High School: Started four years for head coach Dawn Crowe at Plano East High School … earned first-team All-District 8-5A honors in 2006 and was named to the second-team all-district in 2007 … serving as team captain, she was honored as the MVP of the Plano Tournament of Champions in 2007 … spent eight years with the Texas Spirit Red West club team and head coach Wilco Ravestijn … also a member of the North Texas State Olympic Development team from 2001-04. Personal: Born January 11, 1990 … daughter of Pete and Beth Polcari … has two older brothers, Nick and David and one older sister, Vanessa ... majoring in psychology.

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Pts 16 10 21 47

Shots Shot% GW 42 .143 4 57 .053 1 42 .190 1 141 .121 6


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Tiffini Turpin

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Senior • Forward • 5-4 • Birmingham, Ala. • Vestavia Hills HS 2010: Assisted on five goals, including the game-winners against Mississippi State and Houston ... ranked third on the team with three goals and 11 points … scored two game-winning goals, coming against Year Ole Miss and Marshall … fired 34 shots, including 14 on net … started 2008 2009 all 19 matches. 2009: Named second-team All-Conference USA ... led the team with five goals ... tied for the team high with 12 points ... had four game-winning goals, the most on the team ... scored the team’s first goal of the season, the game-winner at Alabama ... tallied the lone goal for the win against Belmont ... had the game-tying goal and assisted the game-winning goal to beat Clemson in double overtime ... assisted the game-winning goal at Southern Miss ... scored her third game-winner against UTEP in overtime ... made it back-to-back matches with the game-winning goal at Rice ... started all 21 matches.

2010 TOTAL

Turpin’s Career Stats GP-GS G A 20-20 7 2 21-21 5 2 19-19 3 5 60-60 15 9

2008: Was one of UAB’s and Conference USA’s top offensive players in her first season with the Blazers ... earned numerous postseason honors, including All-Conference First Team, C-USA All-Freshman Team and SoccerBuzz All-Freshman Southeast Region squad after tallying seven goals and two assists for 16 total points on the year ... in C-USA games, she tied for the league lead in goals with six ... tied for sixth in the league in overall goals ... tied for fifth in points in conference games only with 13 ... was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 13), as well as earning a spot on the SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the Week (Oct. 15), after scoring nine points in two games on four goals and one assist, as UAB went 2-0 during the weekend with wins over Houston and Rice ... also honored as the team’s Co-Most Valuable Player at season’s end. High School: A three-year letterwinner for head coach Bridget Littleton at Vestavia Hills High School … honored as the Birmingham News’ Metro Player of the Year while leading her team to the Alabama 6A State Championship in 2007, where she was named MVP of the state championship game … also earned a spot on the All-State team by the Birmingham News as a junior in 2006 … played with the Birmingham United club team for head coach Eric Dade ... helped her team win four state championships and advance to the Region III Championship for three consecutive years … was also a member of the Alabama State Olympic Development team from 2003-07 and the Region III Olympic Development team in 2005 and 2007. Personal: Born January 13, 1990 … daughter of Ed and Kim Turpin … majoring in business.

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Allison Young

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#10

Senior • defender • 5-3 • Evansville, Ind. • Evansville Central HS 2010: Started 17 matches on the season, primarily as a defender ... had one shot on the season ... helped UAB to five shutouts ... named to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... selected to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and earned the league’s Academic Medal. 2009: Scored one goal, the game-winner, at Hawaii to make UAB 5-0 to open the season ... saw action in 18 matches ... had nine shots on the season, including four on goal ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Young’s Career Stats Year 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP-GS G A Pts 6-0 0 0 0 18-0 1 0 2 19-17 0 0 0 43-17 1 0 2

2008: Came off the bench in six games at forward for the Blazers ... took one shot on the year, which was a shot-on-goal ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and earned the league’s Academic Medal for her performance in the classroom. High School: A four-year starter and two-year Offensive MVP for head coach Damon Brown at Evansville Central High School … honored as the All-City Player of the Year by the Evansville Courier Press in 2007 and also named to the honorable mention all-state team by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association two consecutive seasons … selected to play in the North vs. South All-Star game as a junior and senior … spent her club career with head coach Krissy Meek-Engelbrecht and the Evansville Blitz … a team captain for the Blitz, she helped her squad to a top-10 state ranking and a trip to the Indiana State Cup finals … also lettered in basketball and track. Personal: Born December 11, 1989 ... daughter of Nathan and Patricia Young ... has a twin brother, Lee and one older sister, Adrienne … majoring in business.

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Shots Shot% GW 1 .000 0 9 .111 1 1 .000 0 11 .091 1


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Emma Smith

Junior • Midfielder • 5-6 • Jacksonville, Fla. • The Bolles School 2010: Appeared in 16 matches while earning the start against Vanderbilt and Mississippi State ... had four shots on the season ... named to the Year C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Smith’s Career Stats

GP-GS G A 2009 18-2 1 0 2010 16-2 0 0 2009: Played in 18 matches with two starts ... tallied first collegiate goal TOTAL 34-4 1 0

against Hawaii ... made first collegiate start at Rice ... also started against East Carolina ... had six shots on the season ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Pts Shots Shot% GW 2 6 .167 0 0 4 .000 0 2 10 .100 0

High School: A four-year starter for head coach Matt Tracy at The Bolles School ... helped the Bulldogs to a Class 3A state championship as a junior ... earned a spot on the Class 3A All-State team as a junior as well ... a key part of her team making a return appearance in the Class 3A state championship game during her senior campaign ... also lettered in track & field and golf for the Bulldogs ... played club soccer for Marc Osterberger and the Jacksonville Fury ... prior to joining the Fury, she helped Clay County United to a 2007 club state championship ... was a member of the 2007 Florida ODP team, the 2008 North Texas ODP state team and the Region 3 ODP team from 2007-08 ... invited to play with the 92 Region 3 ODP team in Brazil in 2009. Personal: Born on March 31, 1991 ... daughter of Karl and Elizabeth Smith ... has one older brother, Dillon ... majoring in psychology.

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Camille Walters

Junior • Defender • 5-1 • Nashville, Tenn. • Father Ryan HS 2010: Appeared in 17 matches ... started three-straight matches against Southern Miss, UCF and Marshall ... took two shots on the season ... Year named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2009 2009: Played in seven matches ... made collegiate debut against Belmont. 2010 TOTAL

Walters’ Career Stats GP-GS G 7-0 0 17-3 0 24-3 0

A 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0

Shots Shot% GW 0 .000 0 2 .000 0 2 .000 0

High School: Played her prep career for head coach Robin Dieterich at Father Ryan High School ... helped the Irish to a 2008 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division II state championship ... also a standout in the classroom, including being a member of the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society ... was a member of the ERSA Express 91 club team, coached by Matt Yelton ... was an integral part of the squad’s 2007 Region 3 Premier League Championship, as well as helping her team to the 2008 Regional quarterfinals. Personal: Born on May 8, 1991 ... daughter of Christopher and Suzanne Walters ... has one older brother, Zachary and one younger sister, Madeline ... majoring in biology.

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Sam Bradford Sophomore • Defender • 5-7 • Covington, Ky. • Holy Cross HS

2010: Ranked fourth on the team with nine points ... scored three goals Bradford’s Career Stats and tallied three assists on the season ... netted her first collegiate goals against No. 18 UCF, with both tallies coming within one minute of each Year GP-GS G A Pts Shots Shot% GW 18-4 3 3 9 15 .200 1 other ... tallied her first assist against Ole Miss ... also assisted on goals 2010 against North Florida and Tulsa ... tallied her third goal of the season and first game-winner against Houston ... made her first collegiate start against Tulsa and started four consecutive matches ... appeared in 18 contests. High School: A four-year starter and two-time team captain under Craig Lipscomb at Holy Cross High School … named first team all-region … earned second team all-state honors … earned a spot on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s All-Stars first team … named MVP of the Kentucky vs. Ohio Girls All-Star Game … earned team’s MVP award after senior season … played for Classics Hammer FC under coach Clay Revis … four-year member of the Kentucky state ODP team … participated in National Honor Society … made honor roll each semester. Personal: Born August 21, 1992 in Cincinnati, Ohio … daughter of Ted and Ann Bradford … majoring in pre-physical therapy.

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Kirsten Ebert Sophomore • midfielder • 5-9 • Suwanee, Ga. • South Forsyth HS 2010: Notched her first collegiate assist against Western Carolina … collected nine shots, including five on goal … made six starts in the midfield and appeared in 18 matches ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Year 2010 Honor Roll ... earned the Conference USA Academic Medal.

Ebert’s Career Stats GP-GS G A 18-6 0 1

Pts 1

Shots Shot% GW 9 .000 0

High School: Four-year starter for coach Tom Braun at South Forsyth High School … helped lead team to state runner-up finish in 2008 … named team’s best defensive player … also played for Atlanta Fire United under coach Mark MacKain… a Disney showcase finalist in 2008 and CASL showcase pool winner in 2009 … also a four-year starter for the basketball team … earned all-county honors for both soccer and basketball …named a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award … member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club … two-time scholar athlete award winner. Personal: Born July 31, 1991 in Westford, Mass. … daughter of Kurt and Leslie Ebert … has one younger sister, Jordyn … majoring in communica-

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Cara Eby

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Sophomore • Forward • 5-8 • Hubr Heights, Ohio • Wayne HS 2010: Made her first collegiate appearance against Vanderbilt ... saw action in 11 contests ... had four shots on the season, including two on Year frame ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2010

Eby’s Career Stats GP-GS G A 11-0 0 0

Pts 0

Shots Shot% GW 4 .000 0

High School: Four-year starter for coach Harold Steinke at Wayne High School … named GWOC All-Division first team for three straight years from 2007-09 … a GWOC All-Conference honoree in 2009 … earned backto-back All-Miami Valley first team honors from 2008-09 … helped Wayne to back-to-back district championships in 2008 and 2009 ... member of Team Dayton SC 91 Black under coach Tania Armellio. Personal: Born October 9, 1991 in Dayton, Ohio … daughter of David and Phyllis Eby … has two older brothers, Matt and Drew, and one older sister, Michelle … majoring in biology.

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Jasmine Kauka

Sophomore • Midfielder • 5-7 • Kane’ohe, Hawaii • Punahou School 2010: Made her first collegiate appearance against Vanderbilt ... saw action in six contests ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

High School: Captained the HSC Bulls 92 to a USYS Region final, back-

Kauka’s Career Stats Year 2010

GP-GS G A 6-0 0 0

Pts 0

Shots Shot% GW 0 .000 0

to-back US Club Regional titles and the US Club national championships under coach Derick Kato... led the Bulls to the 2008 Hawaii Women’s League Championship with an undefeated season ... a two-time all-state second team selection under head coach Mark Martinson ... earned back-to-back state all-tournament honors ... captained Punahou to the state title in 2008-09. Personal: Born September 23, 1991 in Honolulu, Hawaii … daughter of Jay and Jill Kauka … has one older brother, Jay ... major is undecided.

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Abby Phillips

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Sophomore • Midfielder • 5-6 • Huntsville, Ala. • Grissom HS 2010: Tallied her first collegiate goal against Southern Miss … totaled three points on the season … assisted the game-winning goal at Mississippi State … appeared in 18 matches, making six starts in the midfield Year … had six shots, including two on frame ... named to the C-USA Com- 2010 missioner’s Honor Roll and received the league’s Academic Medal.

Phillips’ Career Stats GP-GS G A 18-6 1 1

Pts 3

Shots Shot% GW 6 .167 0

High School: Captained the Grissom Tigers for three seasons under coach Craig Maples … named the Alabama All-Stars team MVP as a junior … earned MVP honors at the Island Cup Soccer Tournament … helped lead Grissom to the 2009 state finals … received the team’s Golden Boot Award in 2008 after leading the team with 26 goals ... played for coach Henry Mpagi on HFC 92 Blue ... served as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … member of Junior Civitan. Personal: Born January 8, 1992 in Huntsville, Ala. … daughter of James and Robin Phillips … has one older brother, Greg Gookin, and one older sister, Dawn Gookin … major in social work.

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Erin Pincombe

Sophomore • Defender • 5-3 • Peachtree City, Ga. • McIntosh HS 2010: Made her first collegiate start against North Florida ... appeared in nine contests ... named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Pincombe’s Career Stats Year 2010

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Shots Shot% GW

9-1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 High School: A four-year starter under coach Marcia Clark at McIntosh High School … earned team’s Defensive MVP Award in 2007 and 2009 … helped lead the Chiefs to the Georgia state tournament three years in a row … played club soccer for the AFC Lightning ’92 White under coach Andy Thompson … won the 2009 Region III East Premier League U-18 Championship … member of the 2009 Region III ODP … member of the National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, Beta Club, French Club and Key Club … earned McIntosh’s 2009 Outstanding Student in Chemistry honor … also a member of the 2009 McIntosh Academic Honor Guard … participated in Georgia All-State chorus from 2007-08.

Personal: Born July 26, 1992 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio … daughter of Warren and Dori Pincombe … has one older brother, Roger … major in preengineering.

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CJ Winship

#33

Redshirt Freshman • Goalkeeper • 5-8 • Ridgeland, Miss. • Ridgeland HS 2010: Did not see any action ... earned the C-USA Academic Medal and was named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Winship’s Career Stats Year GP-GS Minutes GA GaAvg Saves W L T Sho

2010 0-0 0:00 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 High School: A three-year team captain for coach Craig Winship …a three-time all-state honoree … five-year starter and captain of the state ODP team … led Chicago Fire Juniors to the state championship under coach Cecil Hinds… played interregional event with the ‘90 Region IV United ODP as a senior … president of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes … a three-year recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award … graduated in the top 5 percent of her class.

Personal: Born September 14, 1991 … daughter of Craig and Jodie Winship … has one younger sister, Cassie … majoring in criminal justice.

megan collins

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Freshman Midfielder 5-7 Montgomery, Ala. Brewbaker Tech HS

mary catherine #14 combs

Katie #0 Getzinger

Freshman Defender 5-7 Lexington, Ky. Lexington Catholic HS

Freshman Goalkeeper 6-0 Haddonfield, N.J. Haddon Township

High School: Two-time Montgomery Advertiser All-Metro Player of the Year ... earned allstate honors from the Montgomery Advertiser in 2008 and 2009 ... set Alabama state record for assists with 40 in 2008 ... played for head coach Sean Collins at Brewbaker ... led Brewbaker to state semifinals in 2009 ... played for Andrew Brower at the Birmingham United Soccer Association ... led team to state title from 2008-10.

High School: A four-year starter for Lexington Catholic under head coach Terry Quigley ... named team captain in 2010 ... earned first team all-state, all-region and all-district honors in 2010 ... helped Lexington Catholic to the 2009 state finals ... played on Kentucky’s ODP state team for four years ... played one year in the ODP Regional Pool ... member of the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy under coach Doug Bracken.

Personal: Born July 25, 1993 in Fort Sill, Okla. ... daughter of Patrick and Harumi Collins ... has one older brother, Sean ... majoring in biology.

Personal: Born June 8, 1993 in Lexington, Ky. ... daughter of David ad Lisa Combs ... has two younger brothers, Seaton and Dozier, and one younger sister, Madison ... majoring in health sciences.

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High School: Named first team All-Colonial Conference in 2009 and 2010 ... two-time Courier Post All-South Jersey First-Team honoree ... South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association second team All-South Jersey pick in 2010 ... played for head coach Jim Kay at Haddon Township ... helped the Hawks to the South Jersey sectional finalists in 2009 and 2010 ... set the school records for single-season shutouts (16) and career shutouts (36) ... also played for the Independent Delaware United Blue Monkeys under head coach Shihaji Chakraborty. Personal: Born June 6, 1993 in Camden, N.J. ... daughter of Bill and Julie Getzinger ... has three sisters: Emily, Sarah and Lindsey ... majoring in education.


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Mariana #19 Hardison

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Sarah #18 Hopper

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5-8 El Cajon, Calif. Grossmont HS

5-6 Hemet, Calif. Hemet HS

High School: Captained her high school varsity team … named

High School: Named first-team All-Sunbelt League in 2008 and 2009 ... three-time All-CIF honoree ... a three-time team MVP for the Bulldogs under head coach Craig Dwinell ... helped the Southwest Futbol Club to the state cup championship ... earned the school’s academic achievement award and presidential award ... named a scholar-athlete ... Athlete of the Year in 2010.

to the 2010-11 All-Academic Team as a senior … played for the San Diego Surf Soccer Club under head coach Ada Greenwood… won the 2011 Loyalty Award for the San Diego Surf … led the San Diego Surf to a sixth place finish in the nation (6-2-1) in 2011. Personal: Born on May 29, 1993 … daughter of James and Xi-

mena Hardison … has one older brother, Justin and one older sister, Sarah … majoring in pre-civil engineering.

Personal: Born Jan. 17, 1993 in Riverside, Calif. ... daughter of Zack and Danielle Hopper ... has one younger brother, Seth, and one younger sister, Samantha ... major is undeclared.

Johanna #2 Liney

Taylor #12 Murphy

Freshman Midfielder 5-8 Marietta, Ga. Walton HS

Freshman Defender 5-8 Elkton, Md. North East HS

High School: Led the Raiders to the state finals in 2009 and 2010 under head coach Bruce Wade ... earned the most outstanding forward award her freshman and senior years ... played for the Concord Fire under head coach Gregg Blasingame ... received the Raider Pride Award.

High School: A three-time all-county honoree ... named first team all-division as a senior ... also earned team MVP honors her senior year under head coach John Strange ... played for the Delaware Blue Monkeys under head coach Shibaji Chakraborty.

Personal: Born June 15, 1993 in Boca Raton, Fla. ... daughter of Tom and Anne Liney ... has one brother, Thomas, and two sisters, Shannon and Jacqueline ... majoring in civil engineering.

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Personal: Born April 9, 1993 in Delaware ... daughter of Kevin and Cynthia Murphy ... has one older brother, Zach ... major is undeclared.

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2010 Season Review PAIR NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE A pair of junior forwards earned All-Conference USA Second-Team honors last season. It marked the first all-league honor for Laura McCalla and second for Carolyn Polcari. McCalla led the Blazers and the conference with 12 goals on the season and chipped in six assists for 30 points, good enough for second in the league. She ended the regular season ranked 20th in the nation in goals and 22nd in total points. Polcari, who earned C-USA All-Freshman Team honors in 2008, registered five goals in conference action, tied for second most in the league. She ranked second on the team in points (21), goals (8) and assists (5). NO GOALS FOR YOU UAB blanked five of its opponents during the 2010 season. Four of those five came during conference action, including a 6-0 victory over Southern Miss.

HITTING THE BOOKS Juniors Laura McCalla, Pascale Pinard and Allison Young earned Conference USA All-Academic Second Team honors in 2010, representing the most selections ever for the Blazers. Each player was a first-time recipient of the award. McCalla was stellar not only in the classroom, but also on the pitch this season. The Fayetteville, Ga., native maintained a 3.39 GPA in industrial design and twice was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Pinard continued her academic and athletic success into her junior campaign. A native of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Pinard is a two-time recipient of the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal and two-time member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She held a 3.95 GPA in physical education. Young also was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll the past two seasons and maintained a 3.91 GPA in accounting. A native of Evansville, Ind., Young earned a start in 17 matches on the back line in 2010. SCORING STREAKS Junior Laura McCalla maintained a three game scoring streak in 2010 from Aug. 27 – Sept. 3. In that span of three games she scored four goals and dished out an assist. Two of the goals took place on Aug. 27 at Mississippi State. Throughout the regular season McCalla registered at least one point in 14 of 19 contests. Fellow Blazer Carolyn Polcari tallied a point in 10 out of the 19 total games.

Senior Carolyn Polcari garnered All-Conference USA Second Team honors in 2010.

BLANKENSHIP BREAKING RECORDS Senior goalkeeper Kate Blankenship was a terrific shot stopper during her tenure in the Green and Gold. Blankenship debuted in 2007, breaking two single-season records that hold today, shutouts (9) and best goals against average (.082). At the conclusion of the 2010 season and her career at UAB, Blankenship set four career records

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Kate Blankenship broke several career records during her four year tendure at UAB (2007-10).

including most saves (341), minutes in goal (6,782:20), shutouts (20) and best goals against average (1.22). CLUTCH PERFORMERS Laura McCalla, Carolyn Polcari and Tiffini Turpin were clutch for the Blazers in 2010. The three combined for 23 goals, almost three quarters of the team’s total goals (32). Together the trio scored five of the eight game-winning goals. McCalla, Polcari, Turpin and sophomore Sam Bradford combined for 71 of the 97 total points, including 26 goals and 19 assists. HARBIN HAPPENINGS Former head coach Paul Harbin decided to retire at the end of the 2010 season in order to spend more time with his family. Harbin has headed the program since its inception in 1996. He left UAB with a school record of 145-133-22, a career record of 182-15924 and a 2006 C-USA Championship under his belt.


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2010 Statistics Overall Record: 8-9-2 Home: 6-4-1

Final Statistics Away: 2-5-1

Match Results

C-USA Record: 4-5-2 Neutral: 0-0

No. Player GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot % GW PK-Att 6 Laura McCalla 19-19 12 6 30 55 .218 2 0-0 8 Carolyn Polcari 19-19 8 5 21 42 .190 1 0-0 21 Tiffini Turpin 19-19 3 5 11 34 .088 2 0-0 5 Sam Bradford 18-4 3 3 9 15 .200 1 0-0 7 Pascale Pinard 18-18 1 5 7 8 .125 1 0-0 15 Allison Belsterling 19-19 2 1 5 17 .118 1 0-0 13 Emily Sinovich 19-16 2 1 5 12 .167 0 0-0 23 Abby Phillips 18-6 1 1 3 6 .167 0 0-0 4 Morgan Haney 17-16 0 2 2 7 .000 0 0-0 18 Marie Yempuku 19-19 0 2 2 2 .000 0 0-0 9 Kirsten Ebert 18-6 0 1 1 9 .000 0 0-0 00 Kate Blankenship 17-17 0 1 1 0 .000 0 0-0 22 Cara Eby 11-0 0 0 0 4 .000 0 0-0 17 Emma Smith 16-2 0 0 0 4 .000 0 0-0 20 Camille Walters 17-3 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0-0 16 Stephanie Henderson 15-5 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0-0 10 Allison Young 19-17 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0-0 3 Abby Hackett 11-1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0-0 39 Jasmine Kauka 6-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0-0 11 Erin Pincombe 9-1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0-0 1 Alexis Braziel 7-2 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0-0 Total 19 32 33 97 221 .145 8 0-0 Opponents 19 31 24 86 286 .108 9 1-1 Goalkeeping Stats No. Keeper GP-GS Min GA GAA Sv Sv % W-L-T Sho 00 Kate Blankenship 17-17 1444:20 24 1.50 88 .786 8-7-2 3 1 Alexis Braziel 6-2 310:53 7 2.03 8 .533 0-2-0 0 TEAM 0:00 0 0.00 7 1.000 0-0-0 2 Total 19 1755:13 31 1.59 103 .769 8-9-2 5 Opponents 19 1755:13 32 1.64 77 .706 9-8-2 2

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Miscellaneous Statistics Goals by Period 1st 2nd OT/2 Total UAB 17 14 1/0 32 Opponent 18 13 0/0 31

Corner Kicks by Period 1st 2nd OT/2 Total UAB 44 45 1/1 91 Opponent 41 39 3/4 87

Shots by Period 1st 2nd OT/2 Total UAB 100 115 4/2 221 Opponent 139 135 4/8 286

Fouls by Period 1st 2nd OT/2 Total UAB 76 72 1/1 150 Opponent 100 94 5/2 201

Saves by Period 1st 2nd OT/2 Total UAB 57 41 1/4 103 Opponent 34 39 2/2 77

Attendance Summary UAB Opp. Total 4,054 3,417 Dates/Avg. 11/369 8/427 Neutral Site No./Avg. 0/0

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W-L-T Score Att.

8/20 VANDERBILT L 1-5 872 8/22 ALABAMA L 0-1 352 8/27 at Mississippi State W 3-0 330 8/29 at Ole Miss W 3-1 212 9/3 WESTERN CAROLINA W 3-2 362 9/5 at Samford L 0-1 621 9/9 MIDDLE TENNESSEE L 1-2 217 9/13 NORTH FLORIDA W 3-2 237 9/24 at UTEP* L 1-3 1025 9/26 at Colorado College* T(2ot) 1-1 255 10/1 SOUTHERN MISS* W 6-0 417 10/3 UCF* L 2-3 233 10/8 MARSHALL* W(ot) 1-0 375 10/10 EAST CAROLINA* T(ot) 1-1 248 10/15 at SMU* L 1-3 224 10/17 at Tulsa* L 1-4 233 10/22 HOUSTON* W 2-0 455 10/24 RICE* W 1-0 286 10/28 at Memphis* L 1-2 517

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Scorers (assists) McCalla (UA) --

McCalla (Phillips/Turpin) Polcari (Haney/Blankenship)

McCalla (UA) Polcari (McCalla/Pinard) Turpin (UA) McCalla (Bradford) Belsterling (Polcari) McCalla (Yempuku) Belsterling (Ebert/Polcari)

-McCalla (UA) Turpin (Belsterling) McCalla (Polcari) Polcari (Bradford) McCalla (Yempuku) Polcari (Haney) Pinard (UA) McCalla (UA) Polcari (Pinard) Phillips (McCalla/Pinard) Sinovich (UA) Polcari (McCalla/Pinard)

Bradford (Turpin/McCalla)

Bradford (Pinard) Turpin (Sinovich/Polcari) McCalla (UA) McCalla (Turpin) Sinovich (Bradford/McCalla)

Bradford (Turpin) Polcari (UA) McCalla (Polcari/Turpin) Polcari (McCalla)


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2010 Conference USA Statistics 2010 Conference USA Standings Team C-USA x, z UCF 8-2-2 y, z Memphis 8-1-3 Houston 6-2-3 SMU 6-4-1 Rice 5-3-3 Marshall 5-5-1 UAB 4-5-2 Colorado College 4-6-1 East Carolina 4-6-1 UTEP 4-7-0 Tulsa 3-6-2 Southern Miss 0-10-1  x - C-USA Regular Season Champion;

Pct. Overall Pct. Home .750 14-4-3 .738 10-1-1 .791 15-3-3 .785 8-1-2 .682 12-5-4 .667 8-1-0 .591 11-7-4 .591 7-2-2 .591 8-8-4 .500 6-3-2 .500 7-9-3 .447 6-1-0 .455 8-9-2 .474 6-4-1 .409 8-7-4 .526 4-3-2 .409 9-9-1 .500 5-3-0 .364 11-8-0 .579 8-2-0 .364 8-9-2 .474 7-2-1 .045 3-14-2 .211 3-5-1

Away Neutral 3-2-2 1-1-0 5-2-1 2-0-0 3-3-4 1-1-0 4-4-1 0-1-1 1-5-1 1-0-1 1-7-2 0-1-1 2-5-1 0-0-0 4-4-2 0-0-0 4-6-1 0-0-0 3-6-0 0-0-0 1-7-1 0-0-0 0-9-1 0-0-0

y - C-USA Tournament Champion; z - NCAA bid

Individual Leaders

Goals Laura McCalla, UAB................................................... 12 Brittany Kindzierski, UTEP ...................................... 11 Claire Nicholson, Tulsa.............................................. 11 Katie Dorman, UTEP................................................. 11 Tishia Jewell, UCF....................................................... 10 Kim Newsome, UCF................................................... 10 Carolyn Polcari, UAB............................................ 8 Lauri Byrne, Houston...................................................8 Amanda Malkiewicz, East Carolina........................... 7 Assists Tishia Jewell, UCF....................................................... 12 Bianca Joswiak, UCF.................................................... 8 Katie Dorman, UTEP................................................... 7 Kelsey Killion, Tulsa..................................................... 7 Tess Hall, UTEP............................................................ 7 Hope Ward, Rice........................................................... 7 Brianna Schooley, UCF................................................ 7 Vendula Strnadova, Memphis..................................... 7 Kim Newsome, UCF..................................................... 7 Amanda Martorana, UCF............................................ 7 Katie Jackson, UCF....................................................... 7 Shots Tishia Jewell, UCF....................................................... 73 Tiffany Brown, Colorado College............................. 69 Lauri Byrne, Houston................................................. 68 Brittney Lyman, Colorado College........................... 66 Vendula Strnadova, Memphis................................... 66 Katie Dorman, UTEP................................................. 61 Angela Desumma, Marshall...................................... 60 Laura McCalla, UAB................................................... 55 Korey Taylor, Rice...................................................... 50 Saves Courtney Webb, SMU.............................................. 100 Christiane Cordero, East Carolina........................... 95 Caitlin Hulyo, Colorado College.............................. 92 Chandra Morden, UTEP............................................ 92 Kate Blankenship, UAB.............................................. 88 Katie Bykowski, Tulsa................................................ 78 Aline Reis, UCF........................................................... 77 Hannah Vanderboegh, Southern Miss.................... 71 Lexa Hughes, Marshall............................................... 68 Catherine Fitzsimmons, Rice.................................... 65

Team Leaders

Points UCF............................................................................. 175 UTEP........................................................................... 125 Memphis..................................................................... 112 Houston...................................................................... 101 UAB...................................................................... 96 East Carolina................................................................ 87 Tulsa.............................................................................. 82 SMU.............................................................................. 78 Colorado College......................................................... 66 Rice................................................................................ 55 Southern Miss.............................................................. 54 Marshall........................................................................ 50 Shots UCF............................................................................. 414 Memphis..................................................................... 381 Houston...................................................................... 372 Colorado College....................................................... 355 Rice.............................................................................. 336 UTEP........................................................................... 330 SMU............................................................................ 284 Tulsa............................................................................ 283 Marshall...................................................................... 242 UAB.................................................................... 221 East Carolina.............................................................. 206 Southern Miss............................................................ 200 Assists UCF............................................................................... 71 UTEP............................................................................. 37 Memphis....................................................................... 36 UAB...................................................................... 32 Houston........................................................................ 29 East Carolina................................................................ 29 SMU.............................................................................. 24 Southern Miss.............................................................. 20 Tulsa.............................................................................. 20 Colorado College......................................................... 18 Rice................................................................................ 17 Marshall........................................................................ 12 Goals UCF............................................................................... 52 UTEP............................................................................. 44 Memphis....................................................................... 38 Houston........................................................................ 36 UAB...................................................................... 32 Tulsa.............................................................................. 31 East Carolina................................................................ 29 SMU.............................................................................. 27 Colorado College......................................................... 24 Marshall........................................................................ 19 Rice................................................................................ 19 Southern Miss.............................................................. 17

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2010 Award Winners

First-Team All-Conference USA F: Tiffany Brown, Colorado Colleges F: Lauri Byrne, Houston F: Tishia Jewell, UCF MF: Katie Jackson, UCF MF: Jordan O’Brien, Tulsa MF: Katelyn Rhodes, Houston MF: Vendula Strnadova, Memphis D: Amy Berger, Rice D: Lauren Shepherd, SMU D: Lizzy Simonin, Memphis GK: Aline Reis, UCF

Second-Team All-Conference USA F: Erika Duncan, Marshall F: Laura McCalla, UAB F: Kim Newsome, UCF MF: Kristin Medeiros, SMU MF: Carolyn Polcari, UAB MF: Jessica Woodward, East Carolina D: Marissa Diggs, UCF D: Kaitlyn Eidson, SMU D: Sierra Keeler, Colorado College D: Danielle Munoz, Houston GK: Caitlin Hulyo, Colorado College GK: Cami Koski, Houston

All-Freshman Team F: Rasheeda Ansari, Memphis F: Claire Nicholson, Tulsa F/MF: Jessica Howard, Rice MF: Jasmine Martinez, Houston MF: Alena Strnadova, Memphis MF: Jordan O’Brien, Tulsa MF/D: Hayley Williams, Rice MF/D: Azia Nicholson, UTEP D: Sierra Keeler, Colorado College D: Danielle Munoz, Houston D: Marissa Diggs, UCF GK: Cami Koski, Houston

Freshman of the Year Jordan O’Brien, Tulsa

Defensive Player of the Year Lizzy Simonin, Memphis

Coach of the Year Susan Bush, Houston

Offensive Player of the Year Tishia Jewell, UCF

Midfielder of the Year Vendula Strnadova, Memphis


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Team Records Most Goals Match.................................. 9 vs. Jackson State (Oct. 25, 2002) 9 vs. Northwestern State (Sept. 8, 1996) Season..................................................... 69 (20 Matches, 1996) Most Assists Match........................ 9 vs. Northwestern State (Sept. 8, 1996) Season...................................................... 76 (20 Matches, 1996) Most Shots Match......................... 51 vs. Tennessee Tech (Sept. 11, 1996) Season................................................... 395 (20 Matches, 1996) Most Saves Match............................16 vs. North Carolina (Sept. 18, 2005) ....................................................... 16 vs. UTEP (Sept. 30, 2005) Season.................................................... 151 (19 Matches, 2005) Most Shutouts Season ........................................................9 (19 Matches, 2003) .................................................................... 9 (19 matches, 2007)

Record Crowds 1. 4,070 vs. Washington (9/10/04) 2. 2,362 vs. North Carolina (9/30/01) 3. 1,875 vs. Jacksonville State (8/27/04) 4. 1,386 at Portland (9/12/04) 5. 1,334 at Nebraska (9/2/01) 6. 1,258 at SMU (8/29/97) 7. 1,121 vs. Vanderbilt (9/7/07) 8. 1,025 at UTEP (9/24/10) 9. 1,005 vs. Vanderbilt (9/1/98) 10. 1,000 vs. Jacksonville (8/30/96)

2000 - 409 average, 19 dates 2001 - 438 average, 20 dates 2002 - 385 average, 19 dates 2003 - 361 average, 19 dates 2004 - 587 average, 23 dates 2005 - 359 average, 19 dates 2006 - 335 average, 21 dates 2007 - 335 average, 19 dates 2008 - 401 average, 20 dates 2009 - 303 average, 21 dates 2010 - 393 average, 19 dates

Home Records 1. 2,362 vs. North Carolina (9/30/01) 2. 1,875 vs. Jacksonville State (8/27/04) 3. 1,121 vs. Vanderbilt (9/7/07) 4. 1,005 vs. Vanderbilt (9/1/98) 5. 1,000 vs. Jacksonville (8/30/96) 6. 981 vs. Marquette (10/20/96) 7. 965 vs. Birmingham-Southern (9/29/96) 8. 958 vs. DePaul (10/18/96) 9. 957 vs. Alabama (10/19/99) 10. 932 vs. Louisville (10/6/96)

Home Averages 1996 - 592 average, 11 dates 1997 - 541 average, 8 dates 1998 - 536 average, 8 dates 1999 - 451 average, 9 dates 2000 - 441 average, 9 dates 2001 - 636 average, 8 dates 2002 - 285 average, 9 dates 2003 - 370 average, 10 dates 2004 - 407 average, 8 dates 2005 - 236 average, 8 dates 2006 - 360 average, 8 dates 2007 - 520 average, 6 dates 2008 - 420 average, 9 dates 2009 - 412 average, 7 dates 2010 - 369 average, 11 dates

Attendance Averages 1996 - 413 average, 20 dates 1997 - 370 average, 20 dates 1998 - 290 average, 20 dates 1999 - 268 average, 21 dates

Best Goals Against Average Season.................................................. 1.07 (19 Matches, 2003)

All-Conference USA Selections

Largest Margin of Victory Match.......................... 9 vs. Jackson State (9-0, Oct. 25, 2002) ............................ 9 vs. Northwestern State (9-0, Oct. 8, 1996)

2010 Second Team............................................. Laura McCalla ..................................................................Carolyn Polcari

Largest Margin of Defeat Match...................................... 7 at Baylor (8-1, Aug. 31, 1997)

2009 Second Team.............................................. Tiffini Turpin ................................................................ Marie Yempuku

Most Wins Season...................................................... 16 (23 Matches, 2004)

2008 First Team.................................................. Tiffini Turpin Co-Freshman of the Year......................... Tiffini Turpin All-Freshman Team................................Carolyn Polcari .................................................................... Tiffini Turpin

Most Home Wins Season....................................................... 8 (10 Matches, 2003) ................................................................... 8 (11 Matches, 1996)

2007 First Team..................................................... Sally Palmer ............................................................................. Jill Porto Second Team.............................................Katie Henricks All-Freshman Team............................Allysha Chapman

Most Road Wins Season.........................................................8 (10 matches, 2004) .................................................................... 6 (12 matches, 2001) .................................................................... 6 (12 Matches, 1998) .................................................................... 6 (12 Matches, 1997)

2006 Second Team...............................................Rachael Axon ....................................................................... Sally Palmer All-Freshman Team...................................Rachael Axon

Most Consecutive Wins Season.............................................................................. 8 (2004)

2005 First Team........................................................... Jill Porto ................................................................. Nasra Abdullah Second Team................................................ Sally Palmer. .......................................................................Pam Cooney Freshman of the Year............................ Nasra Abdullah All-Freshman Team............................... Nasra Abdullah

Most Consecutive Home Wins Season.............................................................................. 6 (1998) Most Consecutive Road Wins Season.............................................................................. 6 (2004)

2004 First Team.................................................... Tara Kidwell .................................................................Briana McCarty Second Team..............................................Jenny Rynders Third Team...................................................Pam Cooney All-Freshman Team..................................... Sally Palmer ............................................................................. Jill Porto 2003 First Team................................................... Tara Kidwell .................................................................Briana McCarty Second Team............................................ Jenny Rynders Third Team.................................................... Jill Knottek All-Freshman Team................................... Pam Cooney .............................................................. Jennifer Williams

Most Goals Allowed Season..................................................... 46 (20 Matches, 1997) Fewest Goals Allowed Season..................................................... 16 (19 Matches, 2007) Consecutive Shutouts Season................................................................... 4 (1996, 1998)

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2002 Third Team................................................. Tara Kidwell ......................................................................... Jill Knottek ........................................................... Adrienne Suffridge .................................................................Briana McCarty 2001 First Team.................................................. Denise Peters Second Team.......................................... Briana McCarty Third Team...................................... Adrienne Suffridge All-Freshman Team.............................. Briana McCarty 2000 Third Team......................................... Jenny Woodward 1999 First Team....................................... Vanessa Woodward Second Team............................................ Monica Bagley ..................................................................... Denise Peters Third Team......................................... Jenny Woodward 1998 First Team............................................... Melissa Urbani ..........................................................Vanessa Woodward Second Team............................................ Monica Bagley .......................................................................Ashley Cobb All-Freshman Team............................... Carrie Graham 1997 First Team................................................ Monica Bagley .................................................................. Christene Tran ..........................................................Vanessa Woodward Second Team........................................... Melissa Urbani All-Freshman Team................................. Kari Harrison 1996 First Team............................................... Melissa Urbani Second Team............................................ Monica Bagley ................................................................ Shannon Larson Third Team.............................................. Jackie Adamec ........................................................................ Jan Caranto ..........................................................Vanessa Woodward All-Freshman Team................................ Monica Bagley. .................................................................. Melissa Urbani


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Year-By-Year Records

Monica Bagley vs. Jacksonville (1996)....................................................................... 8 Tara Kidwell vs. Houston (2004)................................................................................. 7 Shannon Larson vs. Northwestern State (1996)....................................................... 7 Ashley Cobb vs. Jacksonville State (1996)................................................................. 7 Shannon Larson vs. Saint Louis (1996)..................................................................... 7 Sally Palmer vs. Marshall (2005) ................................................................................. 6 Jill Porto vs. Marshall (2005) ...................................................................................... 6 Sally Palmer vs. UTEP (2005) .................................................................................... 6 Jill Porto vs. Birmingham-Southern (2005) ............................................................. 6 Jenny Rynders vs. Memphis (2004)............................................................................. 6 Liz Bosscher vs. DePaul (2004).................................................................................... 6 Jessica Barr vs. Houston (2004)................................................................................... 6 Tara Kidwell vs. Southern Miss (2004)....................................................................... 6 Tara Kidwell vs. Jacksonville State (2004).................................................................. 6 Jan Caranto vs. Jacksonville State (1996).................................................................. 6 Melissa Urbani vs. South Florida (1996)................................................................... 6 Vanessa Woodward vs. Chattanooga (1996)............................................................ 6

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Monica Bagley vs. Jacksonville (1996)....................................................................... 4 Jill Porto vs. Marshall (2005) ...................................................................................... 3 Jill Porto vs. Birmingham-Southern (2005) ............................................................. 3 Sally Palmer vs. UTEP (2005) .................................................................................... 3 Jenny Rynders vs. Memphis (2004)............................................................................. 3 Liz Bosscher vs. DePaul (2004).................................................................................... 3 Tara Kidwell vs. Houston (2004)................................................................................. 3 Tara Kidwell vs. Southern Miss (2004)....................................................................... 3 Tara Kidwell vs. Jacksonville State (2004).................................................................. 3 Shannon Larson vs. Northwestern State (1996)....................................................... 3 Ashley Cobb vs. Northwestern State (1996)............................................................. 3 Ashley Cobb vs. Jacksonville State (1996)................................................................. 3 Vanessa Woodward vs. Chattanooga (1996)............................................................ 3 Bridget Winston vs. Louisville (2001)........................................................................ 3

Shots

Shannon Larson vs. Northwestern State (1996)...................................................... 12 Jenny Rynders vs. TCU (2004)................................................................................... 10 Shannon Larson vs. Jacksonville (1996)................................................................... 10 Jill Porto vs. Birmingham-Southern (2005) ............................................................. 9 Melissa Urbani vs. Jacksonville (1996)...................................................................... 9 Melissa Urbani vs. Chattanooga (1996)..................................................................... 9 Jill Porto vs. Memphis (2004)...................................................................................... 8 Shannon Larson vs. Tennessee Tech (1996)............................................................. 8 Melissa Urbani vs. Tennessee Tech (1996)............................................................... 8 Katrina Harrison vs. Saint Louis (1997).................................................................... 8 Tara Kidwell vs. Massachusetts (2002)...................................................................... 8 Carolyn Polcari at East Carolina (2009)..........................................................8

Assists

Laura Richards vs. Houston (2004)............................................................................. 4 Jan Caranto vs. Jacksonville State (1996).................................................................. 4 Liz Bosscher vs. Memphis (2004)................................................................................ 3 Ashley Cobb vs. Northwestern State (1996)............................................................. 3 Monica Bagley vs. Louisville (1998)........................................................................... 3 Briana McCarty vs. Massachusetts (2002)................................................................. 3 Tara Kidwell vs. TCU (2002)...................................................................................... 3 Pascale Pinard vs. Southern Miss (2010)..........................................................3

Saves

Katie Forbis vs. North Carolina (2005) .................................................................. 16 Katie Forbis vs. UTEP (2005) ................................................................................... 16 Katie Forbis vs. Washington (2004).......................................................................... 14 Jackie Adamec vs. Vanderbilt (1996)........................................................................ 14 Lisa Nowoslawski vs. North Carolina (2001).......................................................... 14 Lisa Nowoslawski vs. Nebraska (2001)..................................................................... 12 Lisa Nowoslawski vs. Vanderbilt (2001)................................................................... 12 Kate Blankenship at Auburn (2008).......................................................................... 11 Julie McFarlane vs. Southern Miss (2006)................................................................ 11

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Assists

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Shots

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Monica Bagley, Melissa Urbani............................................................. 30 Melissa Urbani, Vanessa Woodward................................................... 19 Ashley Cobb............................................................................................. 21 Denise Peters............................................................................................ 16 Denise Peters.............................................................................................. 9 Denise Peters, Adrienne Suffridge......................................................... 22 Tara Kidwell............................................................................................. 26 Tara Kidwell............................................................................................. 24 Tara Kidwell.............................................................................................. 35 Sally Palmer.............................................................................................. 22 Sally Palmer............................................................................................... 20 Sally Palmer............................................................................................... 20 Carolyn Polcari, Tiffini Turpin.....................................................16 Laura McCalla, Tiffini Turpin.......................................................12 Laura McCalla........................................................................................... 30 Shannon Larson....................................................................................... 13 Vanessa Woodward.................................................................................. 8 Ashley Cobb............................................................................................. 10 Denise Peters.............................................................................................. 8 Jill Knottek, Denise Peters....................................................................... 4 Denise Peters.............................................................................................. 9 Jill Knottek, Tara Kidwell......................................................................... 9 Tara Kidwell............................................................................................. 10 Tara Kidwell.............................................................................................. 14 Sally Palmer, Jill Porto.............................................................................. 9 Sally Palmer................................................................................................. 9 Sally Palmer................................................................................................. 8 Tiffini Turpin.................................................................................7 Tiffini Turpin.................................................................................5 Laura McCalla........................................................................................... 12 Jan Caranto............................................................................................... 13 Kari Harrison............................................................................................. 9 Monica Bagley............................................................................................ 7 Jenny Woodward....................................................................................... 6 Bridget Winston........................................................................................ 3 Briana McCarty......................................................................................... 9 Briana McCarty....................................................................................... 10 Jill Knottek.................................................................................................. 7 Tara Kidwell................................................................................................ 7 Nasra Abdullah.......................................................................................... 6 Rachael Axon.............................................................................................. 3 Sally Palmer................................................................................................. 4 Carolyn Polcari..............................................................................4 Laura McCalla, Carolyn Polcari......................................................4 Laura McCalla............................................................................................. 6 Shannon Larson....................................................................................... 72 Kari Harrison, Vanessa Woodward..................................................... 31 Melissa Urbani......................................................................................... 46 Adrienne Suffridge.................................................................................. 42 Denise Peters............................................................................................. 28 Denise Peters............................................................................................ 46 Tara Kidwell............................................................................................. 54 Tara Kidwell............................................................................................. 65 Tara Kidwell.............................................................................................. 75 Jill Porto.................................................................................................... 46 Jill Porto..................................................................................................... 74 Jill Porto..................................................................................................... 70 Danya Barsalona, Tiffini Turpin....................................................43 Carolyn Polcari......................................................................................... 57 Laura McCalla..............................................................................55

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Tara Kidwell..................................................................................................... 35 (2004) Melissa Urbani................................................................................................ 34 (1996) Shannon Larson............................................................................................. 32 (1996) Monica Bagley................................................................................................ 31 (1996) Laura McCalla................................................................................................. 30 (2010) Tara Kidwell.................................................................................................... 29 (2002) Jill Knottek...................................................................................................... 28 (2002) Ashley Cobb.................................................................................................... 27 (1996) Vanessa Woodward....................................................................................... 26 (1996) Jenny Rynders.................................................................................................. 24 (2004) Tara Kidwell .................................................................................................... 24 (2003)

Goals

Tara Kidwell..................................................................................................... 14 (2004) Shannon Larson............................................................................................. 13 (1996) Laura McCalla................................................................................................. 12 (2010) Jill Knottek...................................................................................................... 11 (2002) Monica Bagley................................................................................................ 11 (1996) Melissa Urbani................................................................................................ 11 (1996) Tara Kidwell .................................................................................................... 10 (2003) Tara Kidwell .................................................................................................... 10 (2002) Ashley Cobb.................................................................................................... 10 (1998) Vanessa Woodward....................................................................................... 10 (1996)

Shots

Tara Kidwell..................................................................................................... 75 (2004) Shannon Larson............................................................................................. 72 (1996) Jill Porto ........................................................................................................ 70 (2007) Jill Porto ........................................................................................................ 70 (2004) Jenny Rynders.................................................................................................. 65 (2004) Tara Kidwell .................................................................................................... 65 (2003) Melissa Urbani................................................................................................ 64 (1996) Carolyn Polcari...................................................................................57 (2009) Laura McCalla................................................................................................. 55 (2010) Tara Kidwell .................................................................................................... 54 (2002) Jill Knottek ...................................................................................................... 50 (2003)

Assists

Jan Caranto ..................................................................................................... 13 (1996) Melissa Urbani................................................................................................ 12 (1996) Briana McCarty.............................................................................................. 10 (2002) Tara Kidwell .......................................................................................................9 (2002) Briana McCarty................................................................................................ 9 (2001) Kari Harrison.................................................................................................... 9 (1997) Monica Bagley.................................................................................................. 9 (1996) Ashley Cobb...................................................................................................... 9 (1996) Tara Kidwell........................................................................................................7 (2004) Jill Knottek .........................................................................................................7 (2003) Monica Bagley.................................................................................................. 7 (1998) Jenny Woodward............................................................................................. 7 (1998)

Game-Winning Goals

Adrienne Suffridge........................................................................................... 6 (2001) Ashley Cobb...................................................................................................... 6 (1998) Tiffini Turpin...................................................................................... 4 (2009) Carolyn Polcari.................................................................................... 4 (2008) Sally Palmer.........................................................................................................4 (2007) Sally Palmer.........................................................................................................4 (2006) Jill Porto ...........................................................................................................4 (2005) Tara Kidwell........................................................................................................4 (2004) Jenny Rynders.....................................................................................................4 (2004) Jill Knottek .........................................................................................................4 (2003)

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Highest Shot Percentage (.75 per game)

Ashley Cobb................................................................................................. .385 (1998) Abby Jones ................................................................................................... .353 (1996) Laura Richards.............................................................................................. .333 (2004) Jill Knottek................................................................................................... .297 (2002) Melissa Urbani............................................................................................. .280 (1997) Vanessa Woodward.................................................................................... .278 (1996) Vanessa Woodward.................................................................................... .258 (1997) Monica Bagley............................................................................................. .256 (1996) Ashley Cobb................................................................................................. .250 (1996) Jill Knottek..................................................................................................... 235 (2000) Christene Tran............................................................................................. .235 (1997)

Saves

Katie Forbis .................................................................................................. 122 (2005) Kate Blankenship.......................................................................................... 103 (2009) Lisa Nowoslawski......................................................................................... 103 (2001) Jackie Adamec................................................................................................ 98 (1996) Jen Braly... ........................................................................................................ 95 (1997) Katie Forbis...................................................................................................... 92 (2004)

Highest Save Percentage

Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................ .824 (2001) Katie Forbis.................................................................................................. .817 (2003) Katie Forbis................................................................................................... .814 (2004) Katie Forbis ................................................................................................. .813 (2005) Kate Blankenship........................................................................................ .811 (2009) Kate Blankenship ........................................................................................ .795 (2007)

Saves Per Game

Katie Forbis ................................................................................................. 6.78 (2005) Kate Blankenship......................................................................................... 5.17 (2010) Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................ 5.15 (2001) Jen Braly... ..................................................................................................... 5.00 (1997) Kate Blankenship......................................................................................... 4.90 (2009) Jackie Adamec............................................................................................. 4.90 (1996) Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................ 4.79 (2000)

Wins

Katie Forbis...................................................................................................... 14 (2004) Jen Braly... ........................................................................................................ 12 (1998) Jackie Adamec................................................................................................ 12 (1996) Katie Forbis..................................................................................................... 11 (2003) Kate Blankenship............................................................................................ 10 (2009) Lisa Nowoslawski............................................................................................. 9 (2002) Kate Blankenship...............................................................................................9 (2007)

Shutouts

Kate Blankenship...............................................................................................9 (2007) Jackie Adamec.................................................................................................. 7 (1996) Jen Braly... ...........................................................................................................7 (1998) Kate Blankenship...............................................................................................6 (2009) Katie Forbis.........................................................................................................6 (2004) Katie Forbis....................................................................................................... 5 (2003)

Fewest Goals Allowed

Katie Forbis..................................................................................................... 13 (2003) Kate Blankenship............................................................................................ 16 (2007) Katie Forbis...................................................................................................... 21 (2004) Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................... 22 (2001) Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................... 22 (1999)

Best Goals Against Average

Kate Blankenship......................................................................................... 0.82 (2007) Katie Forbis.................................................................................................. 0.90 (2003) Katie Forbis................................................................................................... 1.05 (2004) Kate Blankenship......................................................................................... 1.13 (2009) Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................ 1.13 (2001) Jen Braly... ..................................................................................................... 1.13 (1998)

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Game-Winning Goals

Tara Kidwell............................................................................................. 101 (2001-04) Jenny Rynders.............................................................................................73 (2001-04) Melissa Urbani........................................................................................... 72 (1996-99) Sally Palmer.................................................................................................71 (2004-07) Monica Bagley........................................................................................... 67 (1996-99) Vanessa Woodward.................................................................................. 67 (1996-99) Jill Knottek................................................................................................. 61 (2000-03) Adrienne Suffridge.................................................................................... 61 (1999-02) Jill Porto... ...................................................................................................60 (2004-07) Denise Peters............................................................................................. 55 (1998-01) Laura McCalla............................................................................................55 (2008-10)

Sally Palmer.................................................................................................11 (2004-07) Adrienne Suffridge.................................................................................... 11 (1999-02) Tara Kidwell................................................................................................10 (2001-04) Jill Porto.........................................................................................................7 (2004-07) Jill Knottek................................................................................................... 7 (2000-03) Denise Peters............................................................................................... 7 (1998-01) Ashley Cobb................................................................................................. 7 (1996-98) Tiffini Turpin..........................................................................8 (2008-present) Carolyn Polcari........................................................................6 (2008-present) Vanessa Woodward.................................................................................... 5 (1996-99) Laura McCalla..............................................................................................5 (2008-10)

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Most Saves

Tara Kidwell................................................................................................38 (2001-04) Jenny Rynders.............................................................................................31 (2001-04) Sally Palmer.................................................................................................28 (2004-07) Jill Porto... ...................................................................................................25 (2004-07) Melissa Urbani........................................................................................... 25 (1996-99) Denise Peters............................................................................................. 24 (1998-01) Vanessa Woodward.................................................................................. 24 (1996-99) Jill Knottek................................................................................................. 23 (2000-03) Adrienne Suffridge.................................................................................... 22 (1999-02) Laura McCalla............................................................................................22 (2008-10) Monica Bagley........................................................................................... 21 (1996-99) Ashley Cobb............................................................................................... 21 (1996-98)

Kate Blankenship.....................................................................................341 (2007-10) Lisa Nowoslawski.................................................................................... 327 (1999-02) Katie Forbis.............................................................................................. 323 (2003-06) Jen Braly....................................................................................................257 (1997-00) Jackie Adamec ................................................................................................ 98 (1996)

Highest Save Percentage

Katie Forbis............................................................................................. .815 (2003-06) Kate Blankenship.....................................................................................789 (2007-10) Lisa Nowoslawski................................................................................... .764 (1999-01) Jackie Adamec ............................................................................................. .754 (1996) Jen Braly .................................................................................................736 (1997-00)

Shots Jill Porto... .................................................................................................260 (2004-07) Tara Kidwell............................................................................................. 230 (2001-04) Jenny Rynders...........................................................................................188 (2001-04) Sally Palmer...............................................................................................160 (2004-07) Melissa Urbani......................................................................................... 155 (1996-99) Adrienne Suffridge.................................................................................. 148 (1999-02) Danya Barsalona.......................................................................................145 (2006-09) Carolyn Polcari.................................................................... 141 (2008-present) Laura McCalla..........................................................................................131 (2008-10) Denise Peters........................................................................................... 117 (1998-01) Vanessa Woodward................................................................................ 113 (1996-99) Monica Bagley......................................................................................... 112 (1996-99)

Most Saves Per Game

Assists Tara Kidwell................................................................................................25 (2001-04) Monica Bagley........................................................................................... 25 (1996-99) Briana McCarty..........................................................................................24 (2001-04) Melissa Urbani........................................................................................... 22 (1996-99) Vanessa Woodward.................................................................................. 19 (1996-99) Jenny Woodward...................................................................................... 18 (1997-00) Adrienne Suffridge.................................................................................... 17 (1999-02) Sally Palmer.................................................................................................15 (2004-07) Jill Knottek................................................................................................. 15 (2000-03) Jan Caranto................................................................................................ 15 (1996-98)

Most Wins

Highest Shot Percentage (.75 per game) Ashley Cobb............................................................................................ .263 (1996-98) Jill Knottek.............................................................................................. .219 (2000-03) Vanessa Woodward............................................................................... .212 (1996-99) Denise Peters.......................................................................................... .200 (1998-00) Monica Bagley........................................................................................ .188 (1996-99) Shannon Larson .......................................................................................... .181 (1996) Sally Palmer...............................................................................................175 (2004-07) Laura McCalla..........................................................................................166 (2008-10) Tara Kidwell..............................................................................................165 (2001-04) Jenny Rynders......................................................................................... .165 (2001-04)

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Jackie Adamec............................................................................................. 4.90 (1996) Katie Forbis..............................................................................................4.68 (2003-06) Kate Blankenship....................................................................................4.55 (2007-10) Lisa Nowoslawski................................................................................... 4.25 (1999-01) Jen Braly... ................................................................................................4.08 (1997-00)

Most Minutes Played in Goal

Kate Blankenship............................................................................ 6,782:20 (2007-10) Lisa Nowoslawski............................................................................ 5,836:00 (1999-02) Katie Forbis...................................................................................... 5,661:58 (2003-06) Jen Braly... ........................................................................................ 5,009:00 (1997-00) Julie McFarlane................................................................................ 1,895:09 (2003-06) Katie Forbis.................................................................................................34 (2003-06) Kate Blankenship.......................................................................................34 (2007-10) Lisa Nowoslawski...................................................................................... 29 (1999-02) Jen Braly... ...................................................................................................23 (1997-00) Jackie Adamec................................................................................................ 12 (1996)

Most Shutouts

Kate Blankenship.......................................................................................20 (2007-10) Katie Forbis.................................................................................................13 (2003-06) Jen Braly... ..................................................................................................10 (1997-00) Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................ 8 (1999-02) Jackie Adamec.................................................................................................. 7 (1996)

Fewest Goals Allowed

Julie McFarlane...........................................................................................30 (2003-06) Jackie Adamec ................................................................................................ 32 (1996) Katie Forbis................................................................................................ 82 (2003-06) Kate Blankenship.......................................................................................91 (2007-10) Jen Braly......................................................................................................92 (1997-00)

Best Goals Against Average

Kate Blankenship....................................................................................1.22 (2007-10) Katie Forbis..............................................................................................1.30 (2003-06) Julie McFarlane....................................................................................... 1.42 (2003-06) Jen Braly... ................................................................................................1.46 (1997-00) Lisa Nowoslawski................................................................................... 1.47 (1999-02) Jackie Adamec ............................................................................................. 1.56 (1996)

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Academic Honors Conference USA Academic Medal Recipients

(3.75 GPA or Better)

Danielle Blair (2007-10)

Stephanie Henderson (2010)

Nicolette Nieves (2004)

Tanya Scalise (1997)

Jen Braly (1998)

Suzanna LaMotte (2003-05)

Lisa Nowoslawski (2000-03)

Laura Skridulis (2003-06)

Pam Cooney (2006)

Katja Lerew (1998-2001)

Denise Peters (1999-2001)

Kerri Sparks (1998-2000)

Stephanie Davis (2002-03)

Allison Maynard (2002)

Abby Phillips (2010)

Allison Young (2009, 2010)

Kirsten Ebert (2010)

Briana McCarty (2002-05)

Pascale Pinard (2009, 2010)

CJ Winship (2010)

Abby Hackett (2010)

Julie McFarlane (2004-06)

Daelyn Richards (2004)

Conference USA Honor Roll 2010-11 Kirsten Ebert Cara Eby Abby Hackett Stephanie Henderson Jasmine Kauka Abby Phillips Pascale Pinard Erin Pincombe Carolyn Polcari Emma Smith Camille Walters CJ Winship Allison Young 2009-10 Allison Belsterling Danielle Blair Kate Blankenship Stephanie Henderson Laura McCalla Pascale Pinard Carolyn Polcari Ayana Russell Emily Sinovich Emma Smith Allison Young 2008-09 Allison Auchter Danya Barsalona Maureen Bellare Danielle Blair Kate Blankenship Toni Gockel Katie Henricks Nadine Liverpool Caitlin Marple Laura McCalla Sally Palmer Sarah Nicole Peters Pascale Pinard Carolyn Polcari Jill Porto

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Sally Palmer Jill Porto Laura Skridulis

2007-08 Allison Auchter Danya Barsalona Maureen Bellare Allison Belsterling Danielle Blair Allysha Chapman Katie Forbis Morgan Haney Katie Henricks Nadine Liverpool Caitlin Marple Jenny Meyer Sally Palmer Jill Porto Marie Yempuku

2004-05 Pam Cooney Katie Forbis Tara Kidwell Suzanna LaMotte Philo Mbong Briana McCarty Julie McFarlane Jenny Meyer Nicolette Nieves Sally Palmer Daelyn Richards Jenny Rynders Laura Skridulis

2006-07 Allison Auchter Rachael Axon Danielle Blair Kate Blankenship Leigh Burton Katie Forbis Katie Henricks Caitlin Marple Philo Mbong Julie McFarlane Jenny Meyer Sally Palmer Jill Porto

2003-04 Leigh Burton Pam Cooney Katie Forbis Rebecca Garcia Tara Kidwell Jill Knottek Suzanna LaMotte Philo Mbong Briana McCarty Julie McFarlane Jenny Meyer Nicolette Nieves Jenny Rynders Jessica Samulski Laura Skridulis

2005-06 Nasra Abdullah Pam Cooney Jennifer Davis Katie Forbis Nadine Liverpool Caitlin Marple Philo Mbong Julie McFarlane Jenny Meyer Nicolette Nieves

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Cynthia Penaranda Jenny Rynders Jessica Samulski Melissa Sherrell Laura Skridulis 2001-02 Jana Brauer Stephanie Davis Aimey Disko Tara Kidwell Suzanna LaMotte Allison Maynard Briana McCarty Lisa Nowoslawski Denise Peters Cindy Penaranda Devon Richardson Jenny Rynders Jessica Samulski Deidra Webb Bridget Winston 2000-01 Jen Braly Lisa Davies Stephanie Davis Katja Lerew Lisa Nowoslawski Denise Peters Amelie Peterson Cynthia Penaranda Jenny Woodward 1999-00 Christina Allegretti Monica Bagley Jen Braly Stephanie Davis Katja Lerew Lisa Nowoslawski Cindy Penaranda Denise Peters Kerri Sparks Christene Tran

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Bridget Winston Jenny Woodward Vanessa Woodward 1998-99 Christina Allegretti Monica Bagley Jen Braly Ashley Cobb Lisa Davies Katja Lerew Denise Peters Kerry Sparks Christene Tran Katrina Tyson Bridget Winston Jenny Woodward Vanessa Woodward 1997-98 Christina Allegretti Monica Bagley Jen Braly Ashley Cobb Lisa Davies Andrea Grell Katja Lerew Erin Mahoney Kerri Sparks Christene Tran Katrina Tyson Michelle Vette Jenny Woodward Vanessa Woodward 1996-97 Monica Bagley Ashley Cobb Tanya Scalise Christene Tran Katrina Tyson Vanessa Woodward


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Honors & Awards All-Americans Nasra Abdullah ................................... Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America - 2005 Pam Cooney......................................................... Jewish Sports Review - 2004, 2005 Tara Kidwell............................................... Soccer Buzz Honorable Mention - 2004 Briana McCarty.......................................... Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America - 2001 NSCAA All-Region Team Marie Yempuku.......................................................................................................2009 Sally Palmer................................................................................................... 2006, 2007 Jill Porto ....................................................................................................... 2005, 2007 Nasra Abdullah ...................................................................................................... 2005 Jenny Rynders..........................................................................................................2004 Briana McCarty........................................................................................... 2003, 2004 Tara Kidwell....................................................................................... 2002, 2003, 2004 Vanessa Woodward.......................................................................... 1997, 1998, 1999 SoccerBuzz All-Region Team Jill Porto......................................................................................................... 2004, 2007 Sally Palmer..............................................................................................................2006 Jenny Rynders..........................................................................................................2004 Tara Kidwell....................................................................................... 2002, 2003, 2004 Briana McCarty................................................................................. 2001, 2003, 2004 Denise Peters.......................................................................................................... 2001 Vanessa Woodward............................................................... 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 SoccerBuzz South Region All-Freshman Team Tiffini Turpin........................................................................................... 2008 Pam Cooney............................................................................................................ 2003 Briana McCarty...................................................................................................... 2001 Soccer America Team of the Week Marie Yempuku......................................................................................... Sept. 8. 2009 Jill Porto...................................................................................................... Nov. 8, 2006 Jenny Rynders......................................................................................... Sept. 18, 2002 Denise Peters............................................................................................. Oct. 1, 2000 Christene Tran......................................................................................... Oct. 21, 1997 SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the Week Tiffini Turpin.............................................................................. Oct. 15, 2008 Laura Richards........................................................................................... Nov. 8, 2006 Katie Forbis ............................................................................................ Sept. 20, 2005 Sally Palmer .............................................................................................. Oct. 4, 2005 Jenny Rynders.......................................................................................... Nov. 12, 2004 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week Laura McCalla......................................................................................... Aug. 30, 2010 Tiffini Turpin.......................................................Oct. 13, 2008, Aug. 31, 2009 Jill Porto.................................................................................................... Oct. 10, 2005 Sally Palmer................................................................................................ Oct. 3, 2005 Tara Kidwell.....................................................................Oct. 11, 2004, Oct. 25, 2004 Jill Knottek.............................................................................................. Sept. 22, 2003 Jenny Rynders......................................................................................... Sept. 16, 2002 Denise Peters.................................................................... Oct. 9, 2000, Oct. 15, 2001 Ashley Cobb............................................................................................. Oct. 12, 1998 Christene Tran......................................................................................... Oct. 20, 1997 Melissa Urbani................................................................. Sept. 23, 1996, Oct. 6, 1997 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week Kate Blankenship...........................................................Aug. 24, 2009, Oct. 25, 2010 Marie Yempuku......................................................................................... Sept. 7, 2009 Katie Forbis............................................................................................. Sept. 19, 2005 Philo Mbong............................................................................................. Sept. 6, 2005 Katie Forbis............................................................................................... Nov. 3, 2003 Suzanna LaMotte.................................................................................... Sept. 16, 2002 Lisa Nowoslawski...................................................................................... Oct. 8, 2001 Jen Braly..........................................................................Oct. 12, 1998, Aug. 30, 1999 Conference USA Freshman of the Year Tiffini Turpin........................................................................................... 2008 Nasra Abdullah....................................................................................................... 2005 Academic All-Americans Danielle Blair........................................................................................ CoSIDA - 2009 Jill Porto................................................................................................. 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Briana McCarty......................................................................... NSCAA - 2003, 2004 ......................................................................................................CoSIDA - 2003, 2004 Lisa Nowoslawski............................................................................. CoSIDA - 2001, 2002 Denise Peters........................................................................................ NSCAA - 2001 ................................................................................................................ CoSIDA - 2001 Vanessa Woodward........................................................................................ CoSIDA - 2001 .................................................................................................................NSCAA - 1999 Conference USA All-Academic Team Pascale Pinard.......................................................................................... 2010 Allison Young........................................................................................... 2010 Danielle Blair................................................................................................ 2008, 2009 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee Lisa Nowoslawski................................................................................................... 2003 Vanessa Woodward............................................................................................... 2000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Briana McCarty.......................................................................................................2004 Lisa Nowoslawski................................................................................................... 2003 Conference USA Postgraduate Scholarship Danielle Blair...........................................................................................................2010 Jill Porto....................................................................................................................2008 Briana McCarty.......................................................................................................2005 Lisa Nowoslawski................................................................................................... 2003 Katja Lerew..............................................................................................................2001 Conference USA Women’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year Danielle Blair..................................................................................................... 2009-10 Briana McCarty................................................................................................. 2004-05 Lisa Nowoslawski............................................................................................. 2002-03 Denise Peters.................................................................................................... 2001-02 Rhodes Scholar Nominee Lisa Nowoslawski................................................................................................... 2002 Katja Lerew............................................................................................................. 2000 NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-Region Team Pam Cooney............................................................................................................ 2005 Laura Skridulis........................................................................................................ 2005 Suzanna LaMotte......................................................................................... 2003, 2004 Briana McCarty........................................................................................... 2003, 2004 Jenny Rynders......................................................................................................... 2003 Cindy Penaranda.................................................................................................... 2002 Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................ 2001, 2002 Stephanie Davis...................................................................................................... 2001 Denise Peters............................................................................................... 2000, 2001 Bridget Winston.......................................................................................... 2000, 2001 Katja Lerew.................................................................................................. 1999, 2000 Jennifer Woodward.................................................................................... 1999, 2000 Jen Braly.................................................................................................................. 2000 Monica Bagley........................................................................................................ 1999 Vanessa Woodward.................................................................................... 1998, 1999 CoSIDA Academic All-District Danielle Blair......................................................................................2007, 2008, 2009 Briana McCarty........................................................................................... 2003, 2004 Jenny Rynders......................................................................................................... 2003 Lisa Nowoslawski........................................................................................ 2001, 2002 Denise Peters.......................................................................................................... 2001 Katja Lerew............................................................................................................. 2000 Conference USA Women’s Soccer Team Academic Award UAB (3.38 Team GPA)......................................................................................... 1998 SoccerBuzz First-Year Program Awards All-National First-Team................................................................... Shannon Larson All-National Second-Team................................................................. Monica Bagley All-National Second-Team ............................................................... Melissa Urbani All-National Third-Team.....................................................................Melody Bowes

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Awards/Year-By-Year Results UAB Team Awards 2010 Team MVP.................................................................................................Marie Yempuku Coaches Award............................................................................................. Allison Young Most Improved Player................................................................................ Allison Young 2009 Team MVP................................................................ Danielle Blair, Marie Yempuku Coaches Award...............................................................................................Danielle Blair Most Improved Player.............. Allison Belsterling, Emily Sinovich, Allison Young 2008 Team MVP.............................................................Nadine Liverpool, Tiffini Turpin Coaches Award.................................................................................. Caitlin Marple Most Improved Player......................................Carolyn Polcari, Natalie Watkins足 2007 Team MVP..........................................................................Katie Henricks, Jill Porto Coaches Award...................................................................................... Sally Palmer Most Improved Player.......................................................................... Toni Gockel 2006 Team MVP.......................................... Rachael Axon, Sally Palmer, Laura Richards Coaches Award..................................................................................Katie Henricks Most Improved Player..........................................................................Jenny Meyer 2005 Team MVP....................................................................... Laura Skridulis, Jill Porto Coaches Award................................................................................. Laura Skridulis Most Improved Player........................................Philo Mbong, Nadine Liverpool 2004 Team MVP............................................................................................. Tara Kidwell Coaches Award.........................................................Jana Brauer, Briana McCarty Most Improved Player.......................Jessica Barr, Sally Palmer, Laura Richards 2003 Team MVP.......................................... Tara Kidwell, Jill Knottek, Jenny Rynders Coaches Award.................................................. Leigh Burton, Suzanna LaMotte Most Improved Player..................................................................................... Team 2002 Team MVP................................................................ Tara Kidwell, Jenny Rynders Coaches Award............................................. Lisa Nowoslawski, Melissa Sherrell Most Improved Player.................................................... Jana Brauer, Jill Knottek 2001 Team MVP........................................................ Lisa Nowoslawski, Jenny Rynders Coaches Award......................................................................... Adrienne Suffridge Most Improved Player..................................................................................... Team 2000 Team MVP.................................................................................... Jenny Woodward Coaches Award................................................................................ Christene Tran Most Improved Player.................................................................. Jessica Samulski 1999 Team MVP........................................................ Monica Bagley, Jenny Woodward Coaches Award...................................................................................... Katja Lerew Most Improved Player....................................................................... Denise Peters 1998 Team MVP................................................................................ Vanessa Woodward Coaches Award................................................................................ Carrie Graham Most Improved Player................................................................ Jenny Woodward 1997 Team MVP................................................................................ Vanessa Woodward Coaches Award.................................................................................. Katrina Tyson Most Improved Player............................................................................... Jen Braly 1996 Team MVP......................................................................................... Jackie Adamec Coaches Award.................................................................. Christine Adamkowski Most Improved Player........................................................................... Abby Jones

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1996 - Coach: Paul Harbin (12-7-1, 5-4 C-USA) Date Opponent W/L Score 8/30 Jacksonville W 7-0 9/2 at #17 Vanderbilt L 3-2 9/6 at Mississippi State L 2-0 (ot) 9/8 Northwestern State W 9-0 9/11 Tennessee Tech W 5-0 9/13 at Jacksonville State W 8-0 9/20 at Saint Louis* W 1-0 9/22 at Memphis* W 4-3 9/27 at USF* W 6-1 9/29 Birmingham-Southern W 6-0 10/4 Cincinnati* L 3-0 10/6 Louisville* L 3-1 10/10 Auburn W 3-2 (ot) 10/18 DePaul* W 2-0 10/20 Marquette* L 3-0 10/25 at Charlotte* L 5-1 10/27 Chattanooga W 8-0 10/30 at Alabama L 4-0 11/1 Tulane* W 6-2 11/7 vs. Saint Louis &! T 1-1 * - C-USA contest; & - C-USA Tournament ! - Lost to Saint Louis in PK 5-4

1999 - Coach: Paul Harbin (10-10-1, 7-3-1 C-USA) 8/27 Mississippi State W 2-0 8/29 at Vanderbilt L 1-0 9/3 at Colorado L 3-0 9/5 at Colorado College L 3-0 9/11 at Massachusetts $ L 1-0 9/12 vs. Harvard $ L 7-1 9/17 Southern Miss* (1) W 2-0 9/19 Tulane* (1) W 2-1 (ot) 9/24 at DePaul* W 2-1 9/26 at Marquette* L 1-0 10/1 Charlotte* L 2-1 10/3 USF* W 1-0 10/8 Columbia L 2-0 10/15 Saint Louis* T 1-1 (2 ot) 10/17 Houston* W 4-1 10/19 Alabama W 4-1 10/22 at Louisville* W 4-0 10/24 at Cincinnati* L 2-0 10/29 Memphis* W 2-0 10/31 at Auburn W 3-0 11/3 vs. Marquette & L 2-1 $ - UMASS Classic; * - C-USA contest; (1) - Liberty Park; & - C-USA Tournament

1997 - Coach: Paul Harbin (8-10-2, 5-4 C-USA) 8/29 at SMU L 6-0 8/31 at Baylor L 8-1 9/5 at Vanderbilt L 4-1 9/12 Saint Louis* L 3-2 (ot) 9/14 Memphis* L 1-0 9/19 Tulsa $ L 6-3 9/21 South Carolina $ W 4-3 9/26 at DePaul* W 2-0 9/28 at Marquette* L 3-2 9/30 Mississippi State (1) L 1-0 10/3 USF* W 2-0 10/5 Charlotte* L 2-1 10/14 Alabama W 5-2 10/17 at Cincinnati* W 2-1 10/19 at Louisville* W 2-1 (ot) 10/24 at Auburn W 2-1 (ot) 10/26 at Tulane* W 2-0 10/31 vs. Florida State L 1-0 11/5 vs. Saint Louis &! T 1-1 (ot) 11/6 vs. Cincinnati &% T 2-2 (ot) * - C-USA contest; $ - UAB Nike Classic; (1) - Liberty Park; & - C-USA Tournament; ! - UAB defeated Saint Louis in PK, 5-4; %- UAB lost to Cincinnati in PK, 4-3

2000 - Coach: Paul Harbin (3-14-2, 2-8-1 C-USA) 8/25 vs. Ohio & L 1-0 8/27 at Iowa State & T 0-0 (2ot) 8/29 Jacksonville State W 2-0 9/5 at Virginia L 1-0 9/8 Marquette* $ L 1-0 9/10 at UTEP $ L 2-1 9/15 at USF* T 2-2 (2ot) 9/17 at Charlotte* L 3-0 9/22 Auburn L 2-0 9/24 DePaul* L 3-1 9/29 at Southern Miss* L 3-2 10/1 at Tulane* L 3-0 10/7 Memphis* W 4-0 10/13 Cincinnati* L 2-1 10/15 Louisville* W 3-1 10/17 Vanderbilt L 4-1 10/20 at Houston* L 2-1 10/22 at Saint Louis* L 3-1 10/27 at Ole Miss L 3-0 & - Iowa State Tournament; $ - UAB Nike Classic; * - C-USA contest

2001 - Coach: Paul Harbin (11-9, 7-3 C-USA) 8/31 at Creighton L 2-1 9/2 at Nebraska L 2-1 Ole Miss % L 2-1 (2ot) 1998 - Coach: Paul Harbin (12-6-2, 8-3 C-USA) 9/7 9/9 Mississippi State % W 2-0 9/1 Vanderbilt L 2-1 9/22 at Marquette* L 1-0 9/5 Creighton $ L 3-1 9/23 at DePaul* W 4-0 9/7 Marshall $ W 2-1 9/28 Cincinnati* L 2-1 9/11 vs. Army W 3-2 9/30 North Carolina L 2-0 9/13 at Columbia T 1-1 (ot) 10/4 at Birmingham-Southern W 3-0 9/18 at Tulane* W 1-0 10/7 Louisville* W 3-0 9/20 at Southern Miss* W 2-0 10/12 Houston* W 3-1 9/25 Marquette* W 1-0 (ot) 10/14 TCU* W 2-1 (2ot) 9/27 DePaul* W 5-0 10/19 at Southern Miss* W 3-1 9/29 at Mississippi State W 2-1 10/21 at Tulane* L 3-0 10/2 at USF* L 3-0 10/23 at Vanderbilt L 1-0 10/4 at Charlotte* L 3-1 10/8 Auburn W 2-0 10/26 at Memphis* W 3-1 10/14 at Alabama T 1-1 (ot) 10/28 at Mercer W 2-0 10/16 at Houston* L 3-2 (ot) 11/2 at USF* W 3-1 10/18 at Saint Louis* W 2-0 11/7 vs. Tulane & W 3-0 10/23 Cincinnati* W 1-0 11/8 vs. Cincinnati & L 2-0 10/25 Louisville* W 5-1 % - UAB Nike Classic; * - C-USA contest; 10/30 at Memphis* W 2-1 & - C-USA Tournament 11/4 vs. Marquette & L 2-0 $ - Powertel/UAB Classic; * - C-USA contest; & - C-USA Tournament

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2005 - Coach: Paul Harbin (8-10-1, 4-4-1 C-USA) 8/26 at Jacksonville State W 3-0 8/28 at Nebraska L 4-0 9/2 Kennesaw State $ L 2-0 9/4 Louisville $ W 1-0 9/9 at Alabama W 3-2 9/11 Vanderbilt L 1-0 9/16 at Duke % L 1-0 9/18 vs. North Carolina % L 4-0 9/23 Birmingham-Southern W 4-1 9/30 UTEP* T 3-3 (2ot) 10/2 Tulane* W 3-2 10/7 at Marshall* W 6-0 10/9 at East Carolina* W 2-1 10/14 at Memphis* L 1-0 10/21 Southern Miss* W 1-0 (2ot) 10/23 UCF* L 2-1 (ot) 10/28 at SMU* L 4-0 10/30 at Tulsa* L 2-0 11/2 at Rice & L 1-0 $ - UAB Nike Classic; % - Duke Adidas Classic; * - C-USA contest; & - C-USA Tournament

2006 - Coach: Paul Harbin (8-12-1, 4-5-0 C-USA) 8/25 at Clemson L 1-0 9/1 vs. CSU-Northridge $ L 1-0 9/3 at Oregon State $ L 5-1 9/8 #12 Duke % L 2-0 9/10 Alabama % W 1-0 (2ot) 9/15 at Vanderbilt L 2-0 9/17 Mercer W 1-0 9/25 at Birmingham-Southern L 2-1 9/29 Marshall* W 3-2 10/1 East Carolina* W 1-0 (ot) 10/6 at Southern Miss* W 1-0 (ot) 10/8 at UCF* L 2-0 10/13 at UTEP* L 3-2 10/15 at Colorado College* L 2-1 (ot) 10/20 Houston* L 1-0 10/22 Rice* W 3-1 10/27 Memphis* L 4-2 11/1 vs. UCF & W 2-1 (2ot) 11/3 vs. Memphis & T 0-0 (2ot) 11/5 vs. Colorado College & W 3-2 11/10 at #23 Tennessee ! L 4-0 $ - Oregon State Tournament; % - UAB Nike Classic; * - C-USA contest; & - C-USA 2004 - Coach: Paul Harbin (16-6-1, 8-2 C-USA) Tournament; ! - NCAA Tournament 8/27 Jacksonville State W 6-2 2007 - Coach: Paul Harbin (9-8-2, 5-3-1 C-USA) 8/29 at #23 Auburn L 3-1 8/31 at Mercer $ T 0-0 (2ot) 9/3 UCF $ T 1-1 (2ot) 9/2 vs. Georgia State $ W 2-0 9/5 Vanderbilt $ W 2-1 9/7 Vanderbilt W 2-1 9/10 vs. #4 Washington % L 1-0 9/9 Ole Miss W 1-0 9/12 at #7 Portland % L 3-0 9/14 vs. St. Mary’s % W 1-0 9/21 at Alabama W 3-1 9/16 vs. Gonzaga % L 2-1 9/24 Cincinnati* W 2-0 9/21 at Kennesaw State L 1-0 9/26 Louisville* L 1-0 9/23 at Samford L 2-1 (ot) 10/2 at USF* W 3-0 9/28 at Evansville L 3-0 10/5 at Birmingham-Southern W 2-0 10/5 at Memphis * L 2-1 (ot) 10/8 at Tulane* W 3-2 10/12 at Rice * L 2-1 10/10 at Southern Miss* W 4-0 10/14 at Houston * W 5-0 10/15 Saint Louis* L 4-1 10/19 SMU * W 3-1 10/17 Memphis* W 2-1 10/21 Tulsa * W 2-0 10/22 at TCU* W 2-0 10/26 UCF * W 2-0 10/24 at Houston* W 8-0 10/28 Southern Miss * L 1-0 10/29 DePaul W 7-2 11/2 at East Carolina * T 0-0 (2ot) 11/3 vs. Memphis & W 4-1 11/4 at Marshall * W 3-0 11/4 vs. Marquette & W 2-0 11/7 vs. #5 Rice & L 1-0 11/6 at Saint Louis & W 2-1 $ - LQ Cup; % - Vanderbilt Classic; * - C-USA 11/12 vs. Wake Forest ! W 2-0 contest; & - C-USA Tournament 11/14 vs. Tennessee ! L 1-0 $ - UAB Nike Classic; % - Portland Nike Tournament; * - C-USA contest; & - C-USA Tournament; ! - NCAA Tournament 2003 - Coach: Paul Harbin (13-5-1, 8-2 C-USA) 8/29 #17 Auburn L 3-0 8/31 Alabama W 2-1 9/5 vs. Furman $ W 1-0 9/7 at #19 Clemson $ L 4-0 9/12 South Alabama % W 2-0 9/14 Georgia Southern % W 2-1 (ot) 9/19 at Charlotte* W 2-1 9/21 at Louisville* W 3-0 9/26 Cincinnati* W 2-0 9/28 DePaul* L 2-1 (2ot) 10/10 at Southern Miss* W 3-0 10/12 at Tulane* L 4-3 (ot) 10/17 Houston* W 1-0 10/19 Birmingham-Southern W 2-0 10/24 TCU* W 1-0 10/26 Memphis* W 2-1 10/31 at USF* W 2-0 11/5 at Charlotte &! T 1-1 11/6 vs. Saint Louis & L 3-0 $ - Clemson Tournament; % - UAB Nike Tournament; * - C-USA contest; & - C-USA Tournament; ! - Defeated Charlotte in PK, 3-0

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All-Time Series Records vs. Alabama - UAB leads 7-3-1 1996 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 1997 BIRMINGHAM 1998 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 1999 BIRMINGHAM 2002 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2003 BIRMINGHAM 2004 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2005 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2006 BIRMINGHAM 2009 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2010 BIRMINGHAM vs. Army - UAB leads 1-0 1998 New York, N.Y. vs. Auburn - UAB trails 5-4 1996 BIRMINGHAM 1997 Auburn, Ala. 1998 BIRMINGHAM 1999 Auburn, Ala. 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2002 Auburn, Ala. 2003 BIRMINGHAM 2004 Auburn, Ala. 2008 Auburn, Ala. vs. Baylor - UAB trails 1-0 1997 Waco, Texas

L, 4-0 W, 5-2 T, 1-1 W, 4-1 L, 3-2 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 1-0 (2ot) W, 2-0 L, 1-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 (ot) W, 2-1 (ot) W, 2-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-1 L, 1-0 L, 8-1

vs. Birmingham-Southern - UAB leads 5-1 1996 BIRMINGHAM W, 6-0 2001 Birmingham, Ala. W, 3-0 2003 BIRMINGHAM W, 2-0 2004 Birmingham, Ala. W, 2-0 2005 BIRMINGHAM W, 4-1 2006 Birmingham, Ala. L, 2-1 vs. CSU-Northridge - UAB trails 1-0 2006 Corvallis, Ore. vs. Charlotte - UAB trails 6-1-1 1996 Charlotte, N.C. 1997 BIRMINGHAM 1998 Charlotte, N.C. 1999 BIRMINGHAM 2000 Charlotte, N.C. 2002 Charlotte, N.C. 2003 Charlotte, N.C. 2003 Charlotte, N.C. vs. Chattanooga - UAB leads 1-0 1996 BIRMINGHAM vs. Cincinnati - UAB trails 5-4 1996 BIRMINGHAM 1997 Cincinnati, Ohio 1998 BIRMINGHAM 1999 Cincinnati, Ohio 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2001 BIRMINGHAM 2001 Milwaukee, Wis. 2003 BIRMINGHAM 2004 BIRMINGHAM

L, 1-0 L, 5-1 L, 2-1 L, 3-1 L, 2-1 L, 3-0 L, 4-3 (ot) W, 2-1 T, 1-1 W, 8-0 L, 3-0 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 L, 2-0 L, 2-1 L, 2-1 L, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0

vs. Clemson - UAB trails 3-1 2003 Clemson, S.C. 2006 Clemson, S.C. 2008 Clemson, S.C. 2009 BIRMINGHAM

L, 4-0 L, 1-0 L, 1-0 W, 3-2 (2ot)

vs. Colorado - UAB trails 1-0 1999 Boulder, Colo.

L, 3-0

vs. Colorado College - UAB trails 4-1-1 1999 Colorado Springs, Colo. L, 3-0 2006 Colorado Springs, Colo. L, 2-1 (ot) 2006 Dallas, Texas W, 3-2 2008 Colorado Springs, Colo. L, 4-0 2009 BIRMINGHAM L, 2-0 2010 Colorado Springs, Colo. T, 1-1 (2ot) vs. Columbia - UAB trails 1-0-1 1998 New York, N.Y. 1999 BIRMINGHAM

T, 1-1 L, 2-0

vs. Creighton - UAB trails 2-0 1998 BIRMINGHAM 2001 Omaha, Neb.

L, 3-1 L, 2-1

vs. DePaul - UAB leads 6-2 1996 BIRMINGHAM 1997 Chicago, Ill. 1998 BIRMINGHAM 1999 Chicago, Ill. 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2001 Chicago, Ill. 2003 BIRMINGHAM 2004 BIRMINGHAM

W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 5-0 W, 2-1 L, 3-1 W, 4-0 L, 2-1 (ot) W, 7-2

vs. Duke - UAB trails 2-0 2005 Durham, N.C. 2006 BIRMINGHAM

L, 1-0 L, 2-0

vs. East Carolina - UAB leads 2-1-4 2002 Greenville, N.C. L, 2-1 2005 Greenville, N.C. W, 2-1 2006 BIRMINGHAM W, 1-0 (ot) 2007 Greenville, N.C. T, 0-0 (2ot) 2008 BIRMINGHAM T, 2-2 (2ot)

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T, 1-1 (2ot) T, 1-1 (2ot)

vs. Evansville - UAB trails 1-0 2007 Evansville, Ind.

L, 3-0

vs. Florida State - UAB trails 2-0 1997 Knoxville, Tenn. 2009 Tallahassee, Fla.

L, 1-0 L, 8-0

vs. Furman - UAB leads 1-0 2003 Clemson, S.C.

W, 1-0

vs. Georgia - UAB leads 1-0 2002 BIRMINGHAM

W, 3-2 (2ot)

vs. Georgia State - UAB leads 1-0 2007 Macon, Ga.

W, 2-0

vs. Georgia Southern - UAB leads 1-0 2003 BIRMINGHAM W, 2-1 (ot) vs. Gonzaga - UAB trails 1-0 2007 Nashville, Tenn.

L, 2-1

vs. Harvard - UAB trails 1-0 1999 Amherst, Mass.

L, 7-1

vs. Hawai’i - UAB leads 1-0-1 2002 Honolulu, Hawai’i 2009 Honolulu, Hawai’i

T, 1-1 (2ot) W, 2-0

vs. Houston - UAB leads 8-3-1 1998 Houston, Texas 1999 BIRMINGHAM 2000 Houston, Texas 2001 BIRMINGHAM 2002 Houston, Texas 2003 BIRMINGHAM 2004 Houston, Texas 2006 BIRMINGHAM 2007 Houston, Texas 2008 BIRMINGHAM 2009 Houston, Texas 2010 BIRMINGHAM

L, 3-2 W, 4-1 L, 2-1 W, 3-1 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 8-0 L, 1-0 W, 5-0 W, 4-1 T, 1-1 (2ot) W, 2-0

vs. Iowa State - Series tied at 0-0-1 2000 Ames, Iowa

T, 0-0

vs. Jacksonville - UAB leads 1-0 1996 BIRMINGHAM

W, 7-0

vs. Jackson State - UAB leads 1-0 2002 BIRMINGHAM

W, 9-0

vs. Jacksonville State - UAB leads 4-0 1996 Jacksonville, Ala. 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2004 BIRMINGHAM 2005 Jacksonville, Ala.

W, 8-0 W, 2-0 W, 6-2 W, 3-0

vs. Kansas - UAB trails 1-0 2008 Lawrence, Kan.

L, 5-2

vs. Kennesaw State - UAB trails 2-0 2005 BIRMINGHAM 2007 Kennesaw, Ga.

L, 2-0 L, 1-0

vs. Louisville - UAB leads 7-2 1996 BIRMINGHAM 1997 Louisville, Ky. 1998 BIRMINGHAM 1999 Louisville, Ky. 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2001 BIRMINGHAM 2003 Louisville, Ky. 2004 BIRMINGHAM 2005 BIRMINGHAM vs. Marquette - UAB trails 8-2 1996 BIRMINGHAM 1997 Milwaukee, Wis. 1998 BIRMINGHAM 1998 Dallas, Texas 1999 Milwaukee, Wis. 1999 Farmer’s Branch, Texas 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2001 Milwaukee, Wis. 2002 BIRMINGHAM 2004 St. Louis, Mo. vs. Marshall - UAB leads 6-1 1998 BIRMINGHAM 2005 Huntington, W.Va. 2006 BIRMINGHAM 2007 Huntington, W. Va. 2008 Huntington, W. Va. 2009 Huntington, W. Va. 2010 BIRMINGHAM

L, 3-1 W, 2-1 (ot) W, 5-1 W, 4-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-0 W, 1-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-2 W, 1-0 L, 2-0 L, 1-0 L, 2-1 L, 1-0 L, 1-0 L, 3-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 6-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-0 (2ot) W, 1-0 (ot)

vs. UMass - Series tied at 1-1 1999 Amherst, Mass. 2002 BIRMINGHAM

L, 1-0 W, 5-1

vs. Memphis - UAB leads 8-8-1 1996 Memphis, Tenn. 1997 BIRMINGHAM 1998 Memphis, Tenn. 1999 BIRMINGHAM 2000 BIRMINGHAM

W, 4-3 L, 1-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 4-0

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vs. Mercer - UAB leads 2-0-1 2001 Macon, Ga. 2006 BIRMINGHAM 2007 Macon, Ga.

W, 3-1 L, 1-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 1-0 L, 4-2 T, 0-0 L, 2-1 (ot) L, 2-1 L, 2-0 W, 2-1 (ot) L, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 T, 0-0 (2ot)

vs. Middle Tennessee - UAB trails 1-0 2010 BIRMINGHAM vs. Mississippi - UAB leads 3-2 2000 Oxford, Miss. 2001 BIRMINGHAM 2007 BIRMINGHAM 2009 BIRMINGHAM 2010 Oxford, Miss. vs. Mississippi State - UAB leads 4-2 1996 Starkville, Miss. 1997 BIRMINGHAM 1998 Starkville, Miss. 1999 BIRMINGHAM 2001 BIRMINGHAM 2010 Starkville, Miss.

L, 2-1 L, 3-0 L, 2-1 (2ot) W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 3-1 L, 2-0 (ot) L, 1-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0

vs. Nebraska - UAB trails 3-0 2001 Lincoln, Neb. 2005 Lincoln, Neb. 2008 Lincoln, Neb.

L, 2-1 L, 4-0 L, 3-0

vs. North Carolina - UAB trails 2-0 2001 BIRMINGHAM 2005 Durham, N.C.

L, 2-0 L, 4-0

vs. North Florida - UAB leads 1-0 2010 BIRMINGHAM

W, 3-2

vs. Northwestern State - UAB leads 1-0 1996 BIRMINGHAM

W, 9-0

vs. Ohio - UAB trails 1-0 2000 Ames, Iowa

L, 1-0

vs. Oregon State - UAB trails 1-0 2006 Corvallis, Ore.

L, 5-1

vs. Pacific - UAB leads 1-0 2009 Honolulu, Hawai’i

W, 2-1

vs. Rice - UAB leads 4-3 2005 Houston, Texas 2006 BIRMINGHAM 2007 Houston, Texas 2007 El Paso, Texas 2008 BIRMINGHAM 2009 Houston, Texas 2010 BIRMINGHAM

L, 1-0 W, 3-1 L, 2-1 L, 1-0 W, 5-2 W, 2-1 W, 1-0

vs. Saint Louis - Series tied at 4-4-3 1996 St. Louis, Mo. 1996 Charlotte, N.C. 1997 BIRMINGHAM 1997 St. Louis, Mo. 1998 St. Louis, Mo. 1999 BIRMINGHAM 2000 St. Louis, Mo. 2002 BIRMINGHAM 2003 Charlotte, N.C. 2004 BIRMIINGHAM 2004 St. Louis, Mo. vs. Samford - UAB trails 2-1 2007 Birmingham, Ala. 2008 BIRMINGHAM 2010 Birmingham, Ala.

W, 1-0 T, 1-1 (ot) L, 3-2 (ot) T, 1-1 (ot) W, 2-0 T, 1-1 (2ot) L, 3-1 W, 4-2 L, 3-0 L, 4-1 W, 2-1 L, 2-1 (ot) W, 1-0 L, 1-0

vs. South Alabama - UAB leads 1-0 2003 BIRMINGHAM

W, 2-0

vs. South Carolina - UAB leads 1-0 1997 BIRMINGHAM

W, 4-3

vs. SMU - UAB trails 4-2 1997 Dallas, Texas 2005 Dallas, Texas 2007 BIRMINGHAM 2008 Dallas, Texas 2009 BIRMINGHAM 2010 Dallas, Texas

L, 6-0 L, 4-0 W, 3-1 W, 2-1 L, 1-0 L, 3-1

vs. Southern Miss - UAB leads 10-3 1998 Hattiesburg, Miss. W, 2-0 1999 BIRMINGHAM W, 2-0 2000 Hattiesburg, Miss. L, 3-2 2001 Hattiesburg, Miss. W, 3-1 2002 BIRMINGHAM W, 3-0 2003 Hattiesburg, Miss. W, 3-0 2004 Hattiesburg, Miss. W, 4-0 2005 BIRMINGHAM W, 1-0 (2ot)

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W, 1-0 (ot) L, 1-0 L, 1-0 (ot) W, 1-0 W, 6-0

vs. St. Mary’s (Calif.) - UAB leads 1-0 2007 Nashville, Tenn. vs. TCU - UAB leads 4-0 2001 BIRMINGHAM 2002 Fort Worth, Texas 2003 BIRMINGHAM 2004 Fort Worth, Texas

W, 1-0

W, 2-1 (2ot) W, 5-3 W, 1-0 W, 2-0

vs. Tennessee - UAB trails 1-0 2006 Knoxville, Tenn.

L, 4-0

vs. Tennessee Tech - UAB leads 1-0 1996 BIRMINGHAM vs. Tulane - UAB leads 8-3 1996 BIRMINGHAM 1997 New Orleans, La. 1998 New Orleans, La. 1999 BIRMINGHAM 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2001 New Orleans, La. 2001 Milwaukee, Wis. 2002 BIRMINGHAM 2003 New Orleans, La. 2004 New Orleams, La. 2005 BIRMINGHAM

W, 6-2 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 (ot) L, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 4-3 (ot) W, 3-2 W, 3-2

vs. Tulsa - UAB trails, 3-2-1 1997 BIRMINGHAM 2005 Tulsa, Okla. 2007 BIRMINGHAM 2008 Tulsa, Okla. 2009 BIRMINGHAM 2010 Tulsa, Okla.

L, 6-3 L, 2-0 W, 2-0 T, 1-1 (2ot) W, 2-0 L, 4-1

vs. UCF - UAB trails, 5-3 2005 BIRMINGHAM 2006 Orlando, Fla. 2006 Dallas, Texas 2007 BIRMINGHAM 2008 BIRMINGHAM 2009 Orlando, Fla. 2009 Dallas, Texas 2010 BIRMINGHAM

L, 2-1 (ot) L, 2-0 W, 2-1 (2ot) W, 2-0 W, 4-1 L, 3-1 L, 1-0 L, 3-2

vs. USF - UAB leads 6-3-1 1996 Tampa, Fla. 1997 BIRMINGHAM 1998 Tampa, Fla. 1999 BIRMINGHAM 2000 Tampa, Fla. 2001 Tampa, Fla. 2002 BIRMINGHAM 2003 Tampa, Fla. 2004 Tampa, Fla. 2008 BIRMINGHAM

W, 6-1 W, 2-0 L, 3-0 W, 1-0 T, 2-2 W, 3-1 L, 2-1 (2ot) W, 2-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-0

vs. UTEP - UAB trails 4-1-2 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2005 BIRMINGHAM 2006 El Paso, Texas 2008 El Paso, Texas 2009 BIRMINGHAM 2009 Dallas, Texas 2010 El Paso, Texas

L, 2-1 T, 3-3 L, 3-2 L, 2-1 W, 1-0 (ot) T, 1-1 (2ot) L, 3-1

W, 5-0

vs. Vanderbilt - UAB trails 11-2 1996 Nashville, Tenn. 1997 Nashville, Tenn. 1998 BIRMINGHAM 1999 Nashville, Tenn. 2000 BIRMINGHAM 2001 Nashville, Tenn. 2002 BIRMINGHAM 2004 BIRMINGHAM 2005 BIRMINGHAM 2006 Nashville, Tenn. 2007 BIRMINGHAM 2008 Nashville, Tenn. 2010 BIRMINGHAM

L, 3-2 L, 4-1 L, 2-1 L, 1-0 L, 4-1 L, 1-0 L, 4-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-0 L, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 4-1 L, 5-1

vs. Virginia - UAB trails 2-0 2000 Charlottesville, Va. 2002 Charlottesville, Va.

L, 1-0 L, 2-1

vs. Wake Forest - UAB trails 1-0 2009 BIRMINGHAM

L, 1-0

vs. Western Carolina - UAB leads 1-0 2010 BIRMINGHAM vs. Wright State - UAB leads 1-0 2008 BIRMINGHAM vs. Wyoming - UAB leads 1-0 2002 Honolulu, Hawai’i

W, 3-2 W, 1-0 (ot) W, 3-0


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ABDULLAH, Nasra, 2005, Fjellhamer, Norway ADAMEC, Jackie, 1996, St. Louis, Mo ADAMKOWSKI, Christine, 1996-97, Toms River, N.J. ALLEGRETTI, Christina, 1997-99, Gulf Breeze, Fla. AUCHTER, Allison, 2006-08, Atlanta, Ga. AXON, Rachael, 2006, London, England

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BAGLEY, Monica, 1996-99, Sarasota, Fla. BARR, Jessica, 2001-04, Dallas, Texas BARSALONA, Danya, 2006-09, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada BELLARE, Maureen, 2007-08, Hattiesburg, Miss. BELSTERLING, Allison, 2007-10, Montgomery, Ala. BICE, Carlye, 2009-10, Guntersville, Ala. BLAIR, Danielle, 2006-09, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada BLANKENSHIP, Kate, 2007-10, Macon, Ga. BOLLES, Ali, 2004, Atlantic Beach, Fla. BOSSCHER, Liz, 2002-04, Louisville, Ky. BOWES, Melody, 1996-98, Katy, Texas BRADFORD, Sam, 2009-, Covington, Ky. BRALY, Jen, 1997-00, Denver, Colo. BRAUER, Jana, 2001-04, Ormond Beach, Fla. BRAZIEL, Alexis, 2009-10, Southington, Conn. BURTON, Leigh, 2002-03, 2006, Dothan, Ala.

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CALALANG, Jennifer, 2000-03, Orlando, Fla. CARANTO, Jan, 1996-98, Pelham, Ala. CHAPMAN, Allysha, 2007, Courtice, Ontario, Canada CHENOWETH, Celine, 2002, Birmingham, Ala. COBB, Ashley, 1996-98, Evansville, Ind. COONEY, Pam, 2003-05, Katy, Texas

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DAVIES, Lisa, 1997-00, New Glascow, Nova Scotia DAVIS, Jennifer, 2005, Covington, La. DAVIS, Stephanie, 1999-02, Huntsville, Ala. DISKO, Aimey, 2001-02, Birmingham, Ala.

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EBERT, Kirsten, 2009-, Suwanee, Ga. EBY, Cara, 2009-, Huber Heights, Ohio

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FORBIS, Katie, 2003-06, Memphis, Tenn.

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GARCIA, Becky, 2002-05, Tulsa, Okla. GOCKEL, Toni, 2006-09, Gadsden, Ala. GRAHAM, Carrie, 1998, Dallas, Texas GRELL, Andrea, 1997, Eaglecrest, Colo.

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HACKETT, Abby, 2009-10, Louisville, Ky. HANEY, Morgan, 2007-10, Sylacauga, Ala. HARTIGAN, Justine, 2007-08, Melrose, Mass. HARRISON, Kari, 1997-98, Broken Arrow, Okla. HARTWELL, Bailey, 2005, Hoover, Ala. HENDERSON, Stephanie, 2009-10, Baton Rouge, La. HENRICKS, Katie, 2004-07, Leeds, Ala. HERMANS, Marlijn, 2009, Pietersbierum, The Netherlands

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JONES, Abby, 1996-97, Rochester, N.Y.

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KAUKA, Jasmine, 2009-, Kane’ohe, Hawaii KIDWELL, Tara, 2001-04, Leesburg, Va. KNOTTEK, Jill, 2000-03, Midland, Texas KRUSE, Maile, 2000, Crowley, Texas

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LaMOTTE, Suzanna, 2001-04, Dallas, Texas LARSON, Shannon, 1996, Churchville, N.Y.

All-Time Roster LEMKE, Janet, 1999-01, Marietta, Ga. LEREW, Anna, 1999, Wichita Falls, Texas LEREW, Katja, 1997-00, Wichita Falls, Texas LIVERPOOL, Nadine, 2005-08, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada LOWSTETT, Cecilia, 1996, Stockholm, Sweden

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MAHONEY, Erin, 1997-98, Kingwood, Texas MARCOUILLER, Leslie, 2002-03, Marietta, Ga. MARPLE, Caitlin, 2005-08, Yorktown, Va. MARTORANA, Anna, 2005, Middleburg, Fla. MAYNARD, Allison, 2001, Lilburn, Ga. MBONG, Philo, 2003-06, Norman, Okla. McCARTY, Briana, 2001-04, Lawrenceville, Ga. McCALLA, Laura, 2008-10, Fayetteville, Ga. McFARLANE, Julie, 2003-06, Greenville, S.C. McGOWAN, Emily, 1996, Boise, Idaho MEYER, Jenny, 2003-07, Orlando, Fla. MIDDLETON, Lauren, 2009, Trussville, Ala.

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NEALE, Carrie, 1997, Irving, Texas NICHOLS, Sheridan, 1997, Lake Oswego, Ore. NIEVES, Nicolette, 2003-04, Birmingham, Ala. NOWOSLAWSKI, Lisa, 1999-02, Melbourne, Fla.

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PALMER, Sally, 2004-07, Tyler, Texas PARK, Ashley, 2007-08, Honolulu, Hawaii PENARANDA, Cindy, 1999-02, Huntsville, Ala. PETERS, Denise, 1998-01, Jacksonville, Ala. PETERS, Sarah Nicole, 2008, Grayson, Ga. PETERSON, Amelie, 2000, Hattiesburg, Miss. PHILLIPS, Abby, 2009-, Huntsville, Ala. PINARD, Pascale, 2008-, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada PINCOMBE, Erin, 2010-, Peachtree City, Ga. POLCARI, Carolyn, 2008-, Richardson, Texas PORTO, Jill, 2004-07, Woodbridge, Va.

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RICHARDS, Daelyn, 2004-05, Portland, Ore. RICHARDS, Laura, 2003-06, Oakville, Ontario RICHARDSON, Devon, 2001, Richardson, Texas RUSSELL, Ayana, 2008-09, Las Lomas, Trinidad RYNDERS, Jenny, 2001-04, Marietta, Ga.

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SAMULSKI, Jessica, 2000-03, Columbia, S.C. SCALISE, Tanya, 1996, Chattanooga, Tenn. SELF, Janet, 2007-08, Madison, Miss. SHAW, Heather, 2009, Centerpoint, Ala. SHERRELL, Melissa, 1999-2002, Balch Springs, Texas SINOVICH, Emily, 2009-10, O’Fallon, Mo. SKRIDULIS, Laura, 2002-05, Madison, Ala. SMITH, Emma, 2009-, Jacksonville, Fla. SPARKS, Kerri, 1997-00, Birmingham, Ala. SUFFRIDGE, Adrienne, 1999-2002, Columbia, S.C. SUTTON, Alexis, 2001, West Columbia, S.C.

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TRAN, Christene, 1996-98, 2000, Mesquite, Texas TURPIN, Tiffini, 2008-, Birmingham, Ala. TYSON, Katrina, 1996-99, Huntsville, Ala.

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URBANI, Melissa, 1996-99, St. Louis, Mo.

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VETTE, Michelle, 1997, Overland Park, Kan.

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WALDROP, Kim, 2000, Birmingham, Ala. WALTERS, Camille, 2009-, Nashville, Tenn. WATKINS, Natalie, 2008, Granbury, Texas

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YEMPUKU, Marie, 2007-10, Honolulu, Hawaii YOUNG, Allison, 2008-, Evansville, Ind. - Current Players in Bold

Team Captains 1996............................................. Jackie Adamec ........................................Christine Adamkowski ............................................. Vanessa Woodward 1997............................... Christine Adamkowski ............................................. Vanessa Woodward 1998............................................. Monica Bagley ............................................................Katja Lerew ....................................................... Katrina Tyson ............................................. Vanessa Woodward 1999................................................... Katja Lerew ............................................. Vanessa Woodward 2000................................................... Katja Lerew ..................................................Jenny Woodward 2001................................................ Denise Peters .....................................................Melissa Sherrell ................................................... Bridget Winston 2002........................................ Lisa Nowoslawski .....................................................Melissa Sherrell 2003................................................... Jill Knottek ..........................................................Tara Kidwell .................................................... Jessica Samulski 2004..................................................Tara Kidwell .......................................................Jenny Rynders 2005............................................. Laura Skridulis ................................................ Jennifer Williams 2006................................................... Katie Forbis ......................................................Laura Richards ..................................................Jennifer Williams 2007.............................................. Katie Henricks ...........................................................Sally Palmer 2008..........................................Nadine Liverpool .......................................................Caitlin Marple ....................................................Marie Yempuku 2009.................................................Danielle Blair ..................................................Kate Blankenship ....................................................Marie Yempuku 2010..........................................Kate Blankenship ....................................................Marie Yempuku


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Conference USA After marking its 15-year milestone during the 200910 season, Conference USA is still going strong. From the beginning, dedication to excellence has been the league’s guiding principle and remains today a common thread for a promising future. C-USA is home to 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. This combination enhances men’s and women’s programs that are immersed in athletic success and academic prowess. Together, we are committed to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities.

golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made more than 600 NCAA appearances.

All C-USA institutions sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men’s and women’s athletic programs, many of which compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-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).

C-USA ON TV C-USA enjoys significant television exposure through a multi-tiered selection process that is rooted in partnerships with FOX Sports Media Group and CBS Sports Network. By partnering with FOX Sports Media Group and extending an existing partnership with CBS Sports Network, the league has substantially increased the number of national and regional appearances for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other conference sports.

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.

C-USA DIGITAL NETWORK The C-USA Digital Network will officially launch in August of 2011. Network programming will include live streaming of non-televised events, video on demand, a weekly C-USA studio show, podcasting, regular season and championship event highlights and C-USA produced feature stories. Monthly and yearly subscriptions will offer access to events offered on all 12 of the C-USA member institution’s athletic websites as well as C-USA network programming.

Britton Banowsky C-USA Commissioner

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 • 62 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, Military Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl and the TicketCity Bowl Men’s Basketball • Consistently rated as one of the top basketball leagues in the country • 97 postseason teams (47 NCAA, 39 NIT, 6 CBI, 5 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

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 15 years, 153 student-athletes earned national ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerica honors, while 541 were named All-District. In addition, more than 20,000 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 IN THE COMMUNITY The conference’s footprint is concentrated with 12 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. More than 1.1 million living alumni represent C-USA schools across the nation. With a renewed commitment to community involvement, the conference has begun development of 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. GOVERNANCE Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC, Conference USA is one of the seven conferences having significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. A PROUD HISTORY; A PROMISING FUTURE 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 on 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.

Women’s Basketball • 46 NCAA Tournament appearances • 36 WNIT appearances • One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 • Two WNIT semifinalists • One WBI Champion

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.

Baseball • 53 NCAA appearances • Six College World Series appearances (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001), including five of the last seven • 13 Super Regional appearances • Has produced at least four NCAA teams in eight of the last 10 seasons In addition, 35 volleyball teams, 55 men’s and women’s soccer teams and 30 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. C-USA has sent three men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, five softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams to the Sweet 16. The league has also had six national champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country,

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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. After celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the 2004-05 season, C-USA began a new chapter in 2005-06 when its current membership came together to form the new look of the league. Since its formation, C-USA has established a strong foundation, an identity and a history that reflects the league’s national presence. Fifteen years of remarkable history has reinforced the league’s position in collegiate athletics, setting the course for the next decade and beyond.

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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 physicianresearchers, 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).

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

• 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 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 • 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. 44

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• 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-in-chief 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.

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• 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.

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• 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 “AllSteinway 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. • 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).

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 33 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.

• The men’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Championships for the fifth time overall in 2006. 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 trip in 2011. The Blazers defeated Florida State in the first round of the 2011 Athens Regional for their first ever NCAA tourney win.

• The Blazers field 18 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 five years (2006 and 2008). The program earned its first NCAA tournament victory in 2008 with a first-round win over Missouri State.

• Vonetta Flowers, a former UAB track & field AllAmerican, 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 two-woman bobsled competition.

• 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.

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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 three-day weekend of unlimited music. All of this and more makes Birmingham “The Magic City” to residents and visitors year-round.

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

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AB President and alumna Carol Garrison has had an extraordinary view of her alma mater. She took her first full-time job in UAB Hospital, during the university’s formative years in the 1970s, then earned her master’s degree from UAB. When she returned to campus in fall 2002, as UAB’s sixth president, the young, dynamic institution had evolved into a world-renowned research university and medical center. A Montclair, New Jersey native, Dr. Garrison earned her bachelor’s (1974) and Ph.D. in epidemiology (1982) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She was a faculty member, department chair, dean

and provost at the University of South Carolina (19821997). She joined the University of Louisville as provost in 1997 and was appointed interim president there in early 2002. As president of UAB, Dr. Garrison also chairs the board of the UAB Health System, which includes UAB Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, and other of UAB’s nationally ranked patient care facilities. During Dr. Garrison’s tenure, UAB has enjoyed remarkable growth and development. Recent years have seen the opening of state-of-the-art facilities such as the North Pavilion of UAB Hospital and the Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, Heritage Hall and the burgeoning Campus Green along University Boulevard, and most recently, the UAB Women & Infants Center and Hazelrig-Salter Radiation-Oncology Facility.

The growth of the physical campus and academic programs has been guided by UAB’s Strategic Plan. Developed with campus-wide participation in 2003, the Strategic Plan has led to the recruitment of internationally known faculty and physicians, and the creation of innovative new curricula and honors programs for undergraduates. In 2011, UAB saw its largest enrollment ever (17,575). UAB has also recently been ranked among the top 15 percent of all U.S. universities in The Princeton Review (5th in diverse student population and 11th in student satisfaction). Now in her 10th year as president, Dr. Garrison continues working in partnership with the campus and the community towards an extraordinary vision for UAB and for Birmingham.

Brian Mackin, Athletics Director

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rian 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. 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 commitment to academics has shown positive results. For the 2009-10 academic year, UAB

student-athletes accounted for nearly 25 percent of Conference USA Scholar-Athletes of the Year, awards that are handed out annually to the top student-athlete in each sport that the league sponsors. Since Mackin became athletics director, he has made facility improvements another objective of emphasis. A new 10,000-square foot weight room has opened for Blazer teams, as well as a new, spacious, state-of the-art athletic training facility which 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. In spring 2010, the first phase of the new, oncampus UAB softball facility was completed. The improvements haven’t gone unnoticed as UAB has been named as host site for the 2012 Conference USA Softball Championship. The baseball and softball programs also enjoy the hitting and pitching facility additions that were completed in spring 2010. New state-of-the-art video boards are now in place in Bartow Arena, Young Memorial Field and the new softball facility. The upgrades and progress of the program under Mackin have not been limited to facilities and academics. In the last three years, the athletics program entered an agreement with Nike that provides apparel and equipment for all of UAB’s athletics teams. 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 Fund47

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raiser 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 for 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. Mackin and his wife, Sally, have five children: Ragland (23), Brian Jr. (21), Ferrell (18), Mary Aileen (17), and Ella (14).


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r. Frank M. Messina, professor and chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS) in the UAB School of Business, was named fac-

ulty athletics representative in 2008. He has been on staff at the university for 16 years. Messina has been chair of ACIS since 2002 and is the school’s Ernst & Young Scholar. A Birmingham native, he came to UAB in 1993 as an assistant professor in accounting. He received a doctorate in business administration (D.B.A.) from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 1993, a master’s in professional

accountancy at MSU in 1990 and a bachelor’s in business administration at the University of West Alabama in 1986. Messina and his wife, Natalie, have two sons: Taylor (18) and TJ (8). A third son, Thomas, passed away in the spring of 2010 at the age of 15.

Senior Administrative Staff

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Senior Associate AD for External Affairs

Norm Reilly

Associate AD for Media Relations

Derita Ratcliffe

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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. Among his achievements were guiding the program through three conference changes, growing the football team from a club sport into a Division I-A program, and adding 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. The Browning, Missouri 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 and his wife, the former Ruth Huffine, have three children, Mark, Beth and Murry, who is the head men’s basketball coach at East Tennessee State. 4 949

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Summer, 1977: Coach Gene Bartow is hired as UAB’s first intercollegiate 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 50

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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. U A B S O C C E R 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 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 AllAmericans 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. 2 0 1 1 U A B S o c c er er


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 U A Bpeople S flocked O C CtoELegion R 44,669 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 2004 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. The Blazers fell to the Warriors, 59-40, on Christmas Eve in Honolulu, Hawai’i. 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 runnerup. 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 the program’s 28-year 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 firstever Conference USA Tournament title and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The 2006 UAB volleyball team won the Conference 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. 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,

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Zack Sucher matched UAB’s highest finish ever at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, 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 All-American 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.

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February 14, 2007: Former UAB baseball player and alumnus Brian Mackin was selected as the program’s fourth full-time Athletics Director. 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 second-highest 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,

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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 All-American for her sport, while track and field also received its first Academic All-America selections, as Nora Mehl and Rhiannon Johns received the nod.


Men’s Basketball • 14 NCAA Tournament and 10 NIT appearances

• Shayne Carnes (1998) and Ryan Keedy (2008) named All-Americans by multiple publications

• Eight conference championships

• Four All-Americans

• 28 winning seasons in 33 years • 21 20-win seasons in 33 years

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• Three Sweet 16 appearances • Four All-Americans

• Six All-Americans • Three Academic All-Americans • Five NCAA Tournament

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.

appearances (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000) • Top-30 ranking from 1993-2000 • 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

Track & Field/ Cross Country • 2002 Cross Country NCAA All-Academic Team U A Great B Midwest S O CConference C E R • 1995 Women’s Indoor & Outdoor Champions • Three All-Americans • 1992 Women’s Great Midwest Conference Cross Country Champions • Two Olympic Trials Qualifiers • Cross Country conference champions, 2006 • 2005 Individual Cross Country C-USA Champion • Eight-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Softball • Two-time NCAA Tournament participant (2010 and 2011)

22 overall) • Eight All-Americans

nation (Mirela Vladulescu-1997-98) • One All-American

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Volleyball

• NCAA Tournament participant (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006) • 1999 NCAA Tournament Elite

• Two-time NCAA Tournament participant (2006 and 2008) • Four conference championships

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(1990, 1991, 1992, 2006) • Five WIVC postseason appearances (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)

• One C-USA Shootout third place finisher • 1997-98 Individual fifth place

(1994, 1995, 1999) • Eight All-Americans

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Women’s Basketball

• 18 NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes • Five athletes named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I AllRegion

Women’s Golf • Seven All-Conference USA

• 2000 NCAA Sweet 16 participant • Four conference championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994)

Men’s Golf • 2001, 2002 and 2008 NCAA Championship Participant

Selections • C-USA Freshman of the Year

• NCAA Tournament participant (1994, 2000) • Four-time WNIT participant (1990, 1991, 2001, 2007) • 2011 WBI Champions • Four All-Americans

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

Women’s Soccer • UAB Academic Award (1997, 1998, 2000) • Five All-Americans • Three conference championships (2003, 2004, 2006) • Two NCAA Tournament appearances (2004, 2006)

Baseball • Three conference championships (1991, 1992, 1994) • 1991 NCAA Tournament participant

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Danez Marrable Associate Athletic Director for Student Services

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a generous donation from Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire, UAB was able to completely renovate the academic center and provide first-class facilities to the Blazers’ student-athletes. Sitting in the middle of UAB’s athletic complexes, including Bartow Arena and the football practice facilities, the Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center serves as the home for overseeing the educational development and progress toward graduation for all student-athletes.

UAB’s commitment to academic excellence got a boost in the summer of 2008 with the completion of the Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center. Under the direction of athletics director Brian Mackin, and with

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• Nine small group and one-on-one tutor rooms • Five large group study areas • Staff conference room • Tutor/mentor resource library

(L-R) Marsha and Don Hire, Mr. Charles J. Hoke and UAB Athletics Director Brian Mackin cut the ribbon on the new Academic Center in 2008.

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• First and only UAB player selected in the WNBA Draft, chosen Years At UAB: 1999-2002 eighth overall by 1989); the Cleveland Rock1996); Maine twice (1987, New Hampy moving to the Atlantic 10 Conference • Captured the 2010 U.S. Open Chamers in 2002 shire twice (1991, 1994); James Madison twice for the 1997 season, Villanova Univerpionship – the first major title by a former Competed Basketball (1994, 1995), •William & with MaryUSA twice (1993sity’s nine-year membership of the Yankee ConUAB golfer and the first U.S. Open win by a on the 2000 Jones Cup Team that 1996) and won Richmond once.w Hampference and the conference’s 50-year football European player in nearly 40 years the Gold(1987) in Taipei shire and the University of Rhode Island), player and a legacy came to a close. Under the direction of• Has won six professional tournaments, • Only women’s basketball Mid-Atlantic (University of Delaware, head coach Andy Talley, Villanova compiledfive a of which have come on the European in Division C-USA and UAB history to record more than 2,000 pointsUniversity, and 1,000 career reboundsUniJamescareer Madison Northeastern lifetime mark of 38-31 in Yankee ConferenceTour • A member of Europe’s Ryder Cup • Two-time C-USA Player ofofthe Year (2000-01, 2001-02) versity, University Richmond, VILLANOVA contests. During their Yankee Conference his- Team in 2008 and helped lift his team and the league’s Freshman ofand the the YearCollege in 1999of William and UNIVERSITY tory, the Wildcats shared the league championto the trophy in 2010 • UAB career leader in rebounds (1,118) and ranks second Mary). Also, each individual school had to play ship twice, 1991 and 1989, finished second on • Named 2010 ASWA Profes- in school history in points (2,144) sional Athlete of the Year and GWAA each team in its own division, as well as three three occasions, in 1996, 1992 and 1990, and Golfer of the Year teams from the other division each year for a third once in 1988. • Ranked as high as No. 4 in the total of eight league contests. The addition of three college football proworld golf rankings Bryan Thomas The Yankee Conference originally developed grams in 1993 (James Madison, Northeastern • First-team All-America selection Years At UAB: 1998-2001 from the New England College Conference of and William and Mary) made the Yankee and C-USA Golfer of the Year in 2001 Selected No. 22 overall by the Intercollegiate • Athletics. When Northeastern Conference the largest NCAA Division I-AA and 2002 New York Jets in 2002, becoming the • Winner of the 2002 Fred Haskins University Blazers’ offered highest-ever its resignation frompick that conference, with 12 total members. Each one NFL draft group, the Land Grant institutions of the 12 schools competed for the confer- Award, given annually to the nation’s • Entering his 10th yearappointed as a Jet witha committee to a new league. December ence title, playing an eight-game league slate. top collegiate golfer 141form career games played,On compiling 91 starts, 404 tackles, 31 sacks, sevenanforced 8, 1945, that committee recommended athFor scheduling purposes only, the league was Roddy White fumbles and five recoveries letic conference formed by fumble the six New England divided into a New England Division (Boston Years At UAB: 2001-04 • Ranks as UAB’s all-time leader Land Grant colleges, namely; the University University, University of Connecticut, Uni• Drafted No. 27 overall by the in career sacks (36) and tackles for of Connecticut, University of Maine, Massaversity of Maine, University of Massachusetts, Atlanta Falcons in 2005 loss (56) • Was named as an NFL All-Pro State College the which University of University of New Hampshire and the Univer• Led thechusetts “Steel Shield” defense (now in 2001, topped wide receiver in 2010 Massachusetts), Rhode State College sity of Rhode Island), and a Mid-Atlantic Divithe nation in rushing defense (57.3 Island yards per game) and • Became the first UAB alum to earn wasUniranked No. in the nation inoftotal defense (265.9 (now5 the University Rhode Island), the yards Unision (University of Delaware, James Madison iate Athletics. When Northeastern an invitation to the NFL Pro Bowl, per game) versity of New Hampshire and the University University, Northeastern University, University receiving versity offered its resignation from the nod in three consecutive of Vermont. of Richmond, VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY seasons that(2008-2010) group, the Land Grant institutions On August 24, 1946, representatives from and the College of William and Mary). Also,• First Falcon ever to have 80 catches and in four straightinseasons (2007-10) the schoolsDejan met. A Jakovic preamble and code of the were conducted the 1947-48 season. each individual school had to play 1,100-plus each team yards 71first receptions an NCAA-leading league for championships were conducted Yankee Conference in its own division, as well as three teams• Collected from Years Atwere UAB:adopted, 2005-07and became C-USA-record 1,452 yards and a C-USAeffective on December 3, 1946. The On in the 1947-48 season. the other division each year for a totaland of eight • A starting defender forAugust D.C. record 14 touchdowns as a senior in 2004 United in Major League Soccer met. from the schools 1978, with the creation league contests. • Ranks second In in the UAB record books in by the NCAA of 24, 1946, representatives Formerly Red Star of theplayed YankeeforConference Division Football, Yankee Conference A preamble and• code The Yankee Conference originally developed career receptions (163),I-AA receiving yardsthe (3,112) Belgrade in Serbia’s First Division disbanded in(26) all sports with the exception of were adopted, and became effective on Decemfrom the New England College Conference of touchdowns and receiving • Has made 16 international The firstforleague championships Intercollegiate Athletics. When Northeastern football. Vermont, which had dropped football ber 3, 1946. appearances the Canadian NationVonetta Flowers in the 1947-48 season. 1974, dropped out of the league. As a result, were conducted University offered its resignation from that in(Jeffrey) al Team Years At UAB: 1992-95 first league •championships conducted group, the Land Grant institutions appointed a the Yankee Conference, after already adding A three-timewere all-conference • Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of selection at UAB season. committee to form a new league. On December Boston University in 1973, was six members in the 1947-48 Fame in 2010 • Twice earned honors In first-team 1978, withall-region the creation by the NCAA of 8, 1945, that committee recommended an ath• Madestrong. history at the 2002 Winter OlymIn 1984, the University of and Delaware and Division I-AA Football, the Yankee Conference letic conference formed by the six New England pics in Salt Lake City, becoming the first University of Richmond joined the league, and disbanded in all sports with the exception of Land Grant colleges, namely; the University only former UAB athlete to earn an Olympic Gold Medal had dropped football became eligible for the league title in 1986, football. Vermont, of Connecticut, University of Maine, MassaChris which Hammond the Villanova Gold in the bobsledWildcats as outUAB: of the1985 league. As a result, while the University came in 1974, dropped chusetts State College (now the University •ofCaptured Years At the first black athlete (male They or female in any • Drafted inafter 1986already by Cincinnati adding on board in 1985. became eligible for the the Yankee Conference, Massachusetts), Rhode Island State College country) to win a gold medal at the Winter Reds andinmade league debut Boston University 1973,major was six members (now the University of Rhode Island), the Olympics Uni- league title in 1988. in 1990 strong. The Yankee Conference was one of the versity of New Hampshire and the University • Selected to carry the • Pitched 14 seasons in the major In 1984, the University of Delaware and originalAmerican conferences to receive automatic bid of Vermont. flag in the an 2002 leagues, including four with the Reds closing Division ceremonies the league, and I-AA Playoffs in 1978. 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Kristen Kramer Lane Knight 1996); Maine twice (1987, 1989); New HampLoucas Papaconstantinou Stacy Leiker shire twice (1991, 1994); James Madison twice Karen Meyer Men’s Lukasz Kwapisz (1994, 1995), William & Mary Saratwice Petrov (1993Basketball Synchronized 1996) and Richmond (1987) once.w Sarah PikalHampCarter Long Women’s Soccer Swimming shire and the University of Rhode Island), and a Moraine Ruddick Danielle Blair Morgan Clarke Mid-Atlantic ofTodd Delaware, Hallie Football BriannaDivision McCarty (University Meryl Grandia James Madison University, Northeastern UniJohnny Rea Lisa Nowoslawski Amanda Haeuser Softball Petersof Richmond, versity, Denise University VILLANOVA Stephanie Jackson Byrne and Volleyball Jill Porto and the CollegeAmanda UNIVERSITY of William Stacey Jackson Allison Davis Suzie Johnson Vanessa Woodward Mary). Also, each individual school had to play Patti Schroder Margareta Jakovac each team in its own division,Amanda as wellEllis as three Candice Hithe Synchronized Stacy Leiker teams from the other division each year for a Kris Lara Men’s Tennis Swimming Sara Petrov total of Vanessa eight league contests. Emily Scarbrough Sebastian Falk Dash Hallie Todd The Andrea YankeeDash Conference originally developed Megan Stephenson Frank Schaffner Bogdana Zareva from the New England College Conference of Martin Woisetschläger Kelli Dickerson Intercollegiate Athletics. When Northeastern Track/Cross Amanda Haeuser Volleyball Country University offered its resignation from that Women’s Tennis Frances Halloran Ivana Bozic Rhiannon Johns a Jenny Cape Stacey Jackson group, the Land Grant institutions appointed Sam Serley Nora Stephanie Jackson committee to form a new league. OnMehl December Nevena Stefanov 8, 1945, that committee recommended an athletic conference formed by the six New England Land Grant colleges, namely; the University of Connecticut, University of Maine, Massachusetts State College (now the University of Massachusetts), Rhode Island State College (now the University of Rhode Island), the Uniiate Athletics. When Northeastern University of New Hampshire and the University versity offered its resignation from of Vermont.Ryan that group, the Land Grant institutions Keedy On August 24, 1946, representatives from the schools met. A preamble and code of the were conducted in the 1947-48 season. first league championships were conducted Yankee Conference were adopted, and became effective on December 3, 1946. The On August in the 1947-48 season. In 1978, with the creation by the NCAA of 24, 1946, representatives from the schools met. Division I-AA Football, the Yankee Conference A preamble and code of the Yankee Conference disbanded in all sports with the exception of were adopted, and became effective on Decemfootball. Vermont, which had dropped football ber 3, 1946. The first league championships in 1974, dropped out of the league. As a result, were conducted in the 1947-48 season. first league championships were conducted the Yankee Conference, after already adding Boston University in 1973, was six members in the 1947-48 season. In 1978, with the creation by the NCAA of strong. In 1984, the University of Delaware and Division I-AA Football, the Yankee Conference University of Richmond joined the league, and disbanded in all sports with the exception of became eligible for the league title in 1986, football. Vermont, which had dropped football while the Villanova University Wildcats came in 1974, dropped out of the league. As a result, on board in 1985. They became eligible for the the Yankee Conference, after already adding Boston University in 1973, was six members league title in 1988. The Yankee Conference was one of the strong. In 1984, the University of Delaware and original conferences to receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs in 1978. University of Richmond joined the league, and Since the birth of NCAA Division I-AA, Bos- became eligible for the league title in 1986, Flavio ton University went Monteiro to the playoffs five times while the Villanova University Wildcats came (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1994); Rhode Island on board in 1985. They became eligible for the three times (1981, 1984, 1985); Massachusetts league title in 1988. The Yankee Conference was one of the three times (1978, 1988, 1990); Delaware six times (1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, original conferences to receive an automatic bid 1996); Villanova four times (1989, 1991, 1992, to the NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs in 1978. 5 75 7

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he Sports Medicine staff provides for all 16 varsity teams and 350 University of Alabama at Birmingham student-athletes with high quality health care. Student-athletes have access to the leading sports medicine and health care professionals. The Sports Medicine staff consists of team physicians, dentists, athletic trainers and a sports nutritionist. The daily care, prevention, evaluation and treatment of injuries is supervised by a staff of seven full-time and five graduate assistants that have been certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and licensed by the state of Alabama.

Dr. Brenda Baumann Team Physician

The Sports Medicine program is under the direction of Mike Jones; his full-time athletic trainers are Melissa Adams, Laurie Fincher, Bryan Koch, Gerald Mickler, Greg Mytyk and Jennifer Wallace. Graduate assistant trainers Ashley Cutlip, Matt Griffin, Betsy Ostrowski, Ryan Richardson, Daniel Springer and Dani Stephenson complete the staff. Team physicians are affiliated with the acclaimed UAB Health System, health professional school and the UAB Sports Medicine. U.S. News & World Report and other national publications consistently rank UAB’s innovative

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programs and expert specialists among the best in America. The Medical Director of UAB Sports Medicine is Dr. William Garth, an orthopedic surgeon. He is responsible for all services provided to student-athletes. General medical care is provided by Dr. Brenda Baumann and Dr. Marshall Crowther. In the fall of 2008, the Wallace Building Athletic Training Room opened. The 9,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility offers the finest therapeutic modalities and rehabilitative equipment. It has an extensive collection of therapeutic and rehabilitation equipment including a BTE isokinetic testing machine and hydrotherapy tanks. The Wet Room features two free standing dualtank consoles that offer whole-body and extremity immersion in either warm or cold hydrotherapy. UAB has the largest dual-tank console that has a stainless steel tank with a capacity of 1,450 gallons of water and can accommodate up to 25 football student-athletes at a time. In addition to the Wallace Building Facility, auxiliary athletic training rooms are located in Bartow Arena and in Young Memorial Field.

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In the fall semester, 2008, the Wallace Building Athletic Training Room opened its doors. UAB student-athletes began enjoying a brand-new, state of the art athletic training facility. The new 9,000 square foot center allows the athletic training staff to work more efficiently and gives the student-athletes a much more comfortable facility.

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experience in the area of strength and conditioning, joined the UAB staff prior to the 2007 campaign. In addition to his success at the collegiate level, DeNeen has also worked with and trained many professional athletes. His clientele includes MLB players Alex Rodriguez, Raul Ibanez, Mike Lowell, Jose Cruz, Jr. and Alex Gonzalez; NBA players Abdur-Rahim, Mark Strickland, Raja Bell, Jamal Mashburn, Carlos Arroyo, P.J. Brown and Joe Smith; and the NFL’s Tony Gonzalez, among many others. DeNeen and the Blazers moved into their

new strength and conditioning area in Bell Gymnasium, more than tripling the size of the area they had utilized previously in Bartow Arena. The bright and spacious weight room area includes state-of-the-art equipment for weight training, stretching and conditioning workouts. DeNeen uses a variety of techniques to assist the Blazers in achieving maximum performance and potential. With a heavy emphasis on Olympic style weightlifting, the program concentrates on speed, power, and strength.

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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, wireless 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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