2009-10 Swimming & Diving Media Guide
Senior Steph Zielinski
Senior Cathryn Collins
Senior Kendall Karchner
Sophomore Leeanna Hoover
Junior Amanda Angeloff
2009-10 Swimming & Diving Schedule Sat. Oct 10 Fri. Oct. 16 Fri. Oct 30 Sat. Oct 31 Fri. Nov 06 Sat. Nov 07 Fri. Nov 13 Sat. Nov 14 Dec 04 -Dec 06 Sat. Jan 09 Sat. Jan 16 Fri. Jan 22 Fri. Jan 29 Fri. Feb 05 Feb 24 - Feb 27 Mar 12 - Mar 14 Mar 18 - Feb 20
Intrasquad Meet Tom Stubbs Relays Ohio * Miami * Ball State * Eastern Michigan * University of Pittsburgh Oakland Zippy Invitational St. Francis (PA) Marshall Buffalo * Toledo * Bowling Green * MAC Championships NCAA Diving Zones NCAA Championships
Akron, Ohio at Bowling Green, Ohio at Athens, Ohio at Oxford, Ohio Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio at Pittsburgh, Pa. Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio at Loretto, Pa. at Huntington, W.Va. Akron, Ohio at Toledo, Ohio Akron, Ohio at Oxford, Ohio at West Lafayette, Ind. at West Lafayette, Ind.
*Denotes Mid-American Conference Meet Denotes Home Meet
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. TBA 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE With the completion of the $300 million “Landscape for Learning” initiative, The University of Akron has become one of the most modern and up-to-date campuses in the Mid-American Conference. Among the newly-constructed buildings were a Student Union, Recreation and Wellness Center and Field House (all pictured).
Both the local and national community have taken notice of The University’s commitment to excellence as the following events have taken place at the buildings over the last two years: • Big East Track and Field Championship • Akron Roadrunner Marathon Expo • NFL Hall of Fame Game practice facility
University of Akron
InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field
Stile Athletic Field House - Practice Field
Stile Athletic Field House - Interior
Recreation Center - Fitness Area
Recreation Center - Exterior
Together We Will Make Our Mark
2009-10 UA Swimming & Diving Team
Table of Contents
Quick Facts/Directory.................................................... 1 Media Information/Credits............................................ 1 .
City of Akron, Ohio........................................................ 2 The Akron Advantage.................................................... 3 Colleges and Law School.............................................. 4 Diversity and Student Support.....................................5 Dr. Luis M. Proenza, President......................................6 2009 Board of Trustees................................................ 7 UA Athletics Director Tom Wistrcill..............................8 Akron Athletics Success.................................................. 9 Athletics Mission Statement........................................ 10
.Ocasek Natatorium..................................................... 11
Outlook....................................................................15-16 Coaches’ Biographies...........................................12-14 Roster............................................................................. 17 Athlete Biographies...............................................18-35 Seniors................................................................. 18-24 Juniors .................................................................25-28 Sophomores........................................................29-32 Freshmen ............................................................33-35
2008-09 Wrap up
Results............................................................................. 36 Team/Player Notes..................................................... 36 MAC Meet Results........................................................ 37
MAC Champions........................................................... 38 Letterwinners/Team Awards...................................... 39 Year-by-Year Times...............................................40-41 All-Time Top Times.................................................42-43 Program Records......................................................... 44
Akron Media Relations Contacts
Primary Media Outlets
General Line.........................................972-7080 General Fax.........................................972-5473 Ticket Office Hotline............. 1-888-99-AKRON
Cleveland AP Bureau Phone: (216) 771-2172 Fax: (216) 771-4218 815 Superior Ave. E., Suite 1203 Cleveland OH 44114-2768 Sports Writer: Tom Withers (firstname.lastname@example.org) Akron Beacon Journal Phone: (330) 996-3800 Fax: (330) 996-3629 44 East Exchange Akron, OH 44328 Sports Editor: Ron Ledgard E-Mail: email@example.com Beat Writer: Tom Gaffney E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cleveland Plain Dealer Phone: (216) 999-4370 Fax: (216) 999-6276 1801 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114 College Sports Editor: David Campbell E-Mail: email@example.com Canton Repository Phone: (330) 580-8494 Fax: (330) 454-5745 500 Market Avenue Canton, OH 44702 Sports Editor: Joe Frollo, Jr. (ext. 8564) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Akron swimming and diving on the official web site of UA Athletics, www.GoZips.com. The site offers everything for the Zips fan, media member and recruit. From the latest results, recaps and statistics to previews and press releases. Updated daily, the newly-redesigned site also provides ticket information and UA apparel. If it’s happening in Zips Athletics, it’s happening on . . .
www.GoZips.com On The Cover
Seniors Cathryn Collins, Kendall Karchner and Stephanie Zielinski, junior Amanda Angeloff and sophomore Leeanna Hoover.
Swimming & Diving SID_________Rita Chinyere E-Mail_ ____________ email@example.com Office Phone_____________ (330) 972-7171 Assistant AD, Media Relations___ Mike Cawood E-Mail_ _____________ firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Director_____________ Amanda Aller E-Mail_ ______________ email@example.com Assistant Director______________ Paul Warner E-Mail_ _____________ firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Director_______________Gregg Bach E-Mail_ ______________ email@example.com Office Phone______________ (330) 972-7468 Office Fax_ ______________ (330) 374-8844 Mailing Address______Rhodes Arena, Suite 83 Akron, OH 44325-5201
The Buchtelite (student) Phone: (330) 972-7459 Fax: (330) 972-7810 University of Akron, Student Union, Room 55-LL Akron, OH 44325 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2009 Akron women’s swimming and diving media guide was written, designed and edited by Rita Chinyere. Cover design by Rita Chinyere. Photography by John Ashley and Jeff Harwell. Printed by Herald Printing in New Washington, Ohio.
Location............................... Akron, Ohio (44325) Population..........223,000 (fifth largest in Ohio) Founded.....................1870 (as Buchtel College) Enrollment................................................... 27,911 Nickname...........................................................Zips Colors.... Blue (PMS 282) and Gold (PMS 871) Conference......................................Mid-American President.................................Dr. Luis M. Proenza Alma Mater.....................................Emory, 1965 Director of Athletics......................... Tom Wistrcill Alma Mater...............................St. Marys, 1992 Senior Associate AD/SWA.Mary Lu Gribschaw Alma Mater....................... Robert Morris, 1984 Faculty Athletics Representative.. J. Dean Carro Alma Mater..................SUNY-New Paltz, 1974
UA Athletics Directory (area code 330)
Senior Staff: Tom Wistrcill Athletics Director.................................972-7080 Hunter Yurachek Executive Sr. Associate AD................972-7468 Mary Lu Gribschaw Senior Associate AD/SWA................ 972-7080 Paul Hammond Assoc. AD, Facilities and Operations.972-7310 Anne Jorgensen Associate AD, Academic Services...... 972-7426 Mike Rodriguez Associate AD, Business.......................972-6280 Elizabeth Brinkmann Assistant AD, Marketing....................972-8459 Mike Cawood Assistant AD, Media Relations..........972-6292 Jeramiah Dickey Assistant AD, Development...............972-2031 Kevin Klotz Assistant AD, Compliance..................972-6857
Head Coach........... Nittaya Klim, Fourth Season Alma Mater.................. Emory University, 1992 E-Mail...................................... email@example.com Record at Akron......... 16-18-0 (three seasons) Career Record........... 16-18-0 (three seasons) Assistant Coach.....................................Kristy Castillo Alma Mater............. University of Akron, 2003 E-Mail.....................................firstname.lastname@example.org Diving Coach............................ Chris Medvedeff Alma Mater............. University of Akron, 1989 E-Mail...................................... email@example.com Office Phone..............................(330) 972-5984 Office Fax..................................(330) 972-2339 Home Facility.........Ocasek Natatorium (1,000) 2008-09 Overall Record........................... 6-6-0 2008-09 MAC Record.................................... 2-5 2008-09 MAC Championships.5/8, 347 points Letterwinners Returning/Lost....................... 19/3 Newcomers............................................................ 9
Mid-American Conference Contacts
Commissioner.......................Dr. Jon Steinbrecher Director of Communications.............Ken Mather E-Mail....................... firstname.lastname@example.org Office Phone...........(216) 566-4622 ext. 301 Office Fax................................(216) 858-9622 Mailing Address.. 24 Public Square, 15th Floor ...................................... Cleveland, OH 44113 Web Site..............................www.mac-sports.com
With a population of 223,000, Akron is Ohio’s fifth-largest city. This two-time “All-America City” offers a vibrant downtown, serene parks, events and venues that appeal to almost every interest. Its regional location and easy access to air, rail and highway travel puts you at the hub of a world of experiences and opportunities.
Akron is home to the often-seen Goodyear Blimp, All-American Soap Box Derby and the Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament. .Tournament.
DISCOVER AKRON! • Critically acclaimed Akron Symphony Orchestra performs in UA’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall • Area museums: the Akron and Cleveland museums of art, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland • Canal Park is home to the Akron Aeros, a minor league baseball team, Firestone Stadium is the home of the Akron Racers, a member of the Women’s Professional Softball League • Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers athletic games less than an hour away • Nationally known annual events include the All-American Soap Box Derby and the Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament. • Scenic acres by the thousands in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 13 Summit County Metro Parks and two bike/hike trails [ CONTACT US: 330-375-2121 / www.CI.Akron.OH.US/ ]
SUMMIT COUNTY Just Minutes Away… Eventually, you’ll need a change in scenery. So take a stroll downtown. Go biking in a Metropark. Hit the malls. Our central location gives you lots of options all year round. 1.
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trails (biking and hiking) 2. Chapel Hill Mall 3. InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field 4. Derby Downs 5. Wingfoot Lake Airship Base (Goodyear Blimp) 6. Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, Ohio) 7. Portage Lakes State Park 8. Firestone C.C. (NEC Invitational) 9. Akron Art Museum 10. Canal Park Minor League Baseball Stadium 11. Akron Zoo 12. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 13. Summit Mall 14. Blossom Music Center 15. Hale Farm and Village 16. Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort 17. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
The University of Akron offers its students a number of initiatives, programs and competencies that can give them a competitive edge after graduation. Here are a few of the many factors that produce what we call the “Akron Advantage.” The Akron Advantage is… QUICK FACTS ABOUT UA Academics • More than 1,400 top academic achievers are enrolled in UA’s Honors College. • Accreditation since 1914 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and current accreditation at the highest level as a comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting institution Enrollment (Fall 2009) Total: 27,911 • Undergraduate: 23,277 • Graduate: 4,103 • Professional: 531 • Diverse Cultures: 15.5 percent – African American: 3,449 – Asian/Pacific Islander: 515 – Hispanic: 313 • 7.6 percent increase in fall enrollment reported in 2009 Faculty • More than 850 full-time faculty, many renowned in their fields • Faculty serve as academic advisers for all students • About 82 percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree recognized for instruction in their fields • University-wide student/faculty ratio is 19.5:1 Facilities and Services • 223-acre campus with 88 buildings • Residence halls to house more than 3,000 students • Recreational facilities include Ocasek Natatorium and Student Recreation and Wellness Center • Technology-enhanced classrooms • High-speed wireless networking throughout campus • Wireless laptop computers available at Bierce Library and Student Union • Career counseling and job placement services Academic Calendar • Two 15-week semesters (August to December; January to May) • One 15-week summer session (May to August) • Once admitted, students may start at any semester
…breadth of academic opportunities. It’s all about choice. We offer nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, at a variety of times and locations including the Web. …a New Landscape for Learning. We are transforming our campus into one of the most beautiful and vibrant in Ohio, if not the nation. …documented excellence. The University of Akron demonstrates its quality through strong performance in national and regional rankings, competitions, licensing exams and other objective measures of the value we add and the success that we enable for our students. …student success. We have an environment in which students acquire the skills, knowledge and disposition needed to capture and experience success in the classroom and the work place. …Career Advantage Network. All qualified students are guaranteed the opportunity to gain practical experience in their chosen professions before graduation. …our location. Our metropolitan setting in the center of Northeast Ohio’s dynamic regional economy provides a significant competitive advantage for our students. …information technology leadership. We employ only the best information technology systems, so our graduates benefit from the state’s most wired-for-wireless campus and enter today’s knowledge economy with a competitive advantage.
Discover more at [ www.uakron.edu ]
he University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio. The Princeton Review listed UA among the “Best in the Midwest” in its 2008 edition of Best Colleges: Region-by-Region. Serving 26,000 students, the University offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. For more information, visit www.uakron.edu.
Computer services for students include: • Online class registration • Internet access and e-mail • Help Desk • Free online training seminars • Network connections in residence halls • E-learning materials • ZipSpace for personal Web pages and data storage • Kiosks for convenient network access around campus • PC repair and support
TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES The University of Akron is the most wired-forwireless public university in Ohio. We ranked third nationally in Intel Corp.’s most recent survey of the top 50 campuses with the greatest wireless capabilities. You can use wireless laptop computers anywhere on campus — indoors or out. A unique agreement (OBEN) with Time Warner Cable offers our students reduced-rate, highspeed Internet access in their homes. With a network of more than 4,000 computers, UA students have access to a variety of software, library catalogs and databases, and the Internet.
COMPUTER STORE Computer Solutions is a higher education reseller that provides discounted hardware and software. The store also stocks printers, accessories and other computer-related items. GENERAL PURPOSE LABS AND LAPTOPS General purpose computer labs equipped with networked, WindowsTM-based PCs are located in the Polsky and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences buildings. Departmental labs are located across campus. Wireless laptops are available for student use in Bierce Library, the Science and Technology Library, and Student Union.
A School that Rules…
The University of Akron offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs. UA also offers an accelerated medical education through its partnership with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy. HONORS COLLEGE
gaining knowledge of something outside yourself. In Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences give students so many opportunities to understand the bigger world. Because of this, our graduates can find career success in an economy and job market characterized by constant change. Students are prepared for the future.
The Honors College combines the benefits of a large university with the personal attention of a small college. Honors students work with advisers to develop an academic plan tailored to their individual needs and goals. New Honors Complex You may be able to live in the residential facilities of our new Honors Complex. The complex is located in the heart of campus. You’ll also have access to a special computer lab reserved solely for honors students’ use, as well as seminar rooms and a two-story common room. Requirements for Admission The Honors College seeks students who are in the top 10 percent academically. For students entering from high school, academic evidence of such excellence should include at least two of the following: • High school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 • High school class rank among the highest 10 percent • ACT composite score of at least 27 or SAT combined score in the top 10 percent
Career Preparation Whether it’s an internship you’re after or that all-important first job after you graduate, the staff of the Arts and Sciences Careers Program offer a wide variety of job-related resources to help you do just that. [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7880 / www.uakron.edu/colleges/artsci ]
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The College of Business Administration is among the top 10 percent of business schools in North America to earn all four levels of accreditation from the American Academy of Collegiate Schools of Business — undergraduate and graduate business, plus undergraduate and graduate accounting.
Honors Application and Scholarship Deadlines • Early application deadline for the Honors College and Scholarships – Nov. 15 • Regular application deadline for the Honors College and Scholarships – Feb. 1
• BusinessWeek magazine named the CBA among the best 100 undergraduate business schools in the nation in 2009. Career Preparation The Center for Career Management provides workshops on interviewing, resume preparation, job search techniques and professional etiquette. With the center’s resources, business students find internships, cooperative education positions and permanent jobs nationally and internationally.
[ CONTACT US: 330-972-7966 / www.uakron.edu/honors ]
Most incoming students, including those who are exploring various majors, are assigned to University College until they select a major, fulfill its requirements and are recommended for transfer to the appropriate academic college.
Everyone’s Business The CBA’s graduate program ranks as “one of the best MBA programs in the world” and “a best business school,” according to the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s 296 Best Business Schools. This marks the fifth consecutive year the program has been recognized in the publication.
Transition to College Summer Reading Program: All new students are expected to read a selected book prior to fall. Discussion and/or writing assignments in several 100-level courses follow-up on the assignment. Career Planning Course: If you are exploring what to study, we have a course in career decision-making. You will examine your interests, skills, values and personality while identifying possible career paths.
COLLEGE OF CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL ARTS
Academic Advising: Students are encouraged to contact their advisers regularly to discuss such issues as:
• Myers School of Art • School of Communication • School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration • School of Music • E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
• Named for a nationally respected art advocate and UA alum na, the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art is one of only a few named art schools in the entire country. • Hands-on experience is invaluable for new graduates enter ing the highly competitive field of communication. The UA School of Communication helps to provide that experience through an internship program, service-learning projects in the community, well-equipped media and computer laboratories, and student-operated WZIP-FM and Z-TV. • Akron is a dance destination. Dance Spirit magazine has lauded The University of Akron for having one of the “most sought after dance programs in the country.” • Opened in 2007, the Center for Dance and Theatre at Guzzetta Hall is recognized as being world-class.
• Deciding on a major • Career planning • Selecting courses • Adding and dropping a class • Clarification of academic procedures and policies •Academic support services for student-athletes include participation in the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program. [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7066 / www.uakron.edu/colleges/univcoll ]
BUCHTEL COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
From biology to sociology, from computer science to modern languages, the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences gives you the very best of what a liberal arts degree has to offer. You’ll gain knowledge, you’ll develop your creativity, you’ll think critically and communicate effectively. All these skills are crucial for your success.
[ CONTACT US: 330-972-7042 / www.uakron.edu/colleges/cba ]
How To Learn One of the chief goals of higher education is to help students learn how to learn. Self-confidence, in part, evolves from
The College places a premium on learning by doing. Students study side-by-side with talented and caring faculty members who are committed to helping them turn their aspirations into accomplishments.
[CONTACT US: 330-972-5196/www.ecgf.uakron.edu www.uakron.edu/ artscollege]
The University of Akron is one of 14 “Schools That Rule” in the United States, according to Careers & Colleges magazine. In compiling its list, the magazine considered factors such as “strong academic programs, terrific professors, a vibrant student life or other opportunities for personal development.”
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Through its many partnerships, the College of Education offers students real-world experiences at all levels. The college operates seven centers and collaborates with more than 40 state and local organizations and agencies. The college’s wide reach places students and faculty in: • 82 public school districts • 55 community agencies • Seven colleges and universities • Six private schools • Six hospitals/hospice • Three corporate business settings Career Preparation • Athletic Training for Sports Medicine, Community Health, Sport and Exercise Science and Technical Education programs require clinical and field-based activities, practicums and/or internships in area organizations and agencies. • All teacher education students are required to complete a minimum of 600 hours of clinical and field-based experiences, including student teaching. • Education majors work with children in the following professional development sites: Akron Public Schools, Wadsworth and Stow-Munroe Falls city schools, and Coventry and Springfield local school districts, as well as other Northeast Ohio schools. [ CONTACT US: 330-972-6970 / www.uakron.edu/colleges/educ ]
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
College of Engineering students play to win. Whether it’s designing and building radio-controlled aircraft or off-road vehicles, they consistently set records and earn top honors. Our mechanical engineering students have the highest ranking in the Society of Automotive Engineering Competitions. Career Preparation • Cooperative education program allows students to alternate a semester of paid employment with a semester of study • Women in Engineering Program offers projects, activities and professional mentoring • Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics Program provides financial assistance and career preparation to students of diverse backgrounds [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7817 / www.ecgf.uakron.edu ]
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES The College of Health Sciences and Human Services includes three schools: • School of Family and Consumer Sciences • School of Social Work • School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology • Graduates of The University of Akron’s Coordinated and Didactic programs consistently achieve a 95- to 100-percent pass rate on the national exam for dietitians, far exceeding the national average. • Social Work students gain professional experience — and contribute to the community — at more than 200 social service agencies throughout the region • The Audiology and Speech Center is the clinical training arm of the UA School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The Center provides evaluation and treatment for people of all ages. The programs in the College are acclaimed regionally, nationally, and internationally. All are fully accredited. CONTACT US: 330-972-5196 / www.uakron.edu/healthcolleges.
SCHOOL OF LAW The School of Law offers a Juris Doctor degree with four tracks: general, litigation, business and taxation. Students also may focus on other specialty areas such as intellectual property, international, criminal, labor and employment, and public interest. • UA’s School of Law was named the best value of any Juris Doctor program in the United States by National Jurist magazine in 2002 and second-best in 2004 by National Jurist and Pre-Law Insider magazine. • The National Institute for Trial Advocacy ranked the School of Law’s trial teams among the top 16 law schools nationally. • Akron’s first-time taker pass rate for the Ohio bar exam has never fallen below 72%, has peaked at 93%, and exceeded 80% more than eleven times, including the February 2007 bar exam when Akron was #1 in the state with a 92% pass rate for first-time takers.. [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7331 / www.uakron.edu/law ]
COLLEGE OF NURSING In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, it’s vital that nursing majors have opportunities to hone their skills by caring for clients of all ages and backgrounds. At College of Nursing clinics on campus and in the community, they do just that. Special Facilities • Learning Resource Center allows students to develop their skills using clinical simulation models and state-of-the-art equipment • Center for Nursing is the place to gain practical experience working with patients • Satellite clinics in the Akron area are staffed by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to serve specific populations — the elderly, and homeless women and their children. • The Center for Gerontological Health Nursing and Advocacy focuses on improving the health care and quality of life for elders Career Preparation • Starting in their sophomore year, nursing students complete clinical coursework in area hospitals, clinics, community health agencies and home health settings Cooperative Education Nursing Program • Through the Cooperative Education Program, students gain up to two years of relevant health care experience while earning income [ CONTACT US: 330-972-5103 / www.uakron.edu/nursing ]
SUMMIT COLLEGE Summit College offers a wide range of associate and baccalaureate degree programs, including the only accredited Emergency Management Program in the United States. It is the only such bachelor’s degree program in Ohio and one of less than 10 in the country. Developmental Programs To help students develop the skills needed to perform at the college level, classes are offered in mathematics, reading, writing, college reading and study skills, chemistry and applied study strategies. Career Preparation • Training Center for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice — Police Academy and Private Security Academy • Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials • Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research • Internships are available for all degree programs • Students also may participate in cooperative education, alternating a semester of study with a semester of paid employment • Center for Career Management [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7220 / sc.uakron.edu ]
The college experience is about more than books, professors and exams. College life offers students many opportunities to meet people and experience events from backgrounds and cultures different than their own. OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT A variety of programs and services are available to students through UA’s Office of Multicultural Development. The office, which is located in the Buckingham Center, supports the University in its goal to recruit and retain students of diverse backgrounds by providing a variety of programs and services. These efforts include ADVANCE Orientation, PASSAGE learning community, ethnic and peer connection groups. In addition, the office holds workshops on academic, personal and career development; study sessions; and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid, internships, graduate and professional schools. A computer lab for student use also is located in Buckingham Center. The ADVANCE Orientation program provides guidance and advance preparation to high school graduates who intend to enter UA as full-time baccalaureate freshmen. Faculty, administrators and current students facilitate this program. ADVANCE activities include parent sessions, assessment and skill enhancement activities, faculty guidance concerning educational expectations in college, and social activities. PASSAGE stands for Preparing Akron Students for Success and Great Expectations. The program is a structured learning community experience that promotes the academic and social integration of students of diverse backgrounds into the University. PASSAGE fosters student learning and retention through collaborative and cooperative learning, and promotes the use of learning technology. The Transitions program is a collaborative effort of the Office of Multicultural Development, the degree-granting colleges and University College. Through this initiative, the graduation support services unit monitors academic progress and assists students in making decisions toward degree completion. In addition, the program is designed to prepare students for the transition from college to the world of work or graduate school opportunities. Transitions services include: workshops, personal, academic and career consultation, transfer student liaison and supplemental instruction. The Four Phase Advising System (4PAS) assists conditionally admitted, baccalaureate students of diverse backgrounds enrolled in The University of Akron by providing personalized, continual individual academic
advisement by professional staff members. These advisers, who have a maximum of 25 students each, develop oneto-one advising relationships with each of their assigned students. Lastly, the division offers several leadership opportunities for University of Akron undergraduate and graduate students. Peer mentors are selected to work with first-year and transfer students through one of the aforementioned programs. Additionally, peer mentors assist professional staff with facilitating workshops, orientation classes and Extended Orientation activities. The Leadership Development Program is designed to assist college students in developing personal skills and competencies necessary for academic, co-curricular, community outreach and involvement.
PAN-AFRICAN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY STUDIES The Pan-African Center for Community Studies, also located in the Buckingham Center, offers lectures, programs and activities to invite all students to appreciate, understand and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our campus, community and nation. In addition, the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture is housed in the Buckingham Center.
A complete list of majors can be found on our Web site at: www.uakron.edu/academics/
r. Luis M. Proenza is chief executive officer of The University of Akron. In his first 10 years at UA, he has led its transformation into the public research university for northern Ohio and one of the most attractive metropolitan campuses in the nation. Under Dr. Proenza’s leadership, UA has undertaken a $500-million campus enhancement program, a university-community alliance to revitalize a 50-block area surrounding its campus, a BioInnovation Institute in partnership with three area hospitals and a medical school, and academic program enhancements that have made the University one of only 12 Carnegie Cluster Leaders nationally. Dr. Proenza has been involved in national science and technology policy matters since the 1970s when he was study director of the National Research Council-National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Vision, then The University of Georgia’s Liaison for Science and Technology Policy, a member of the National Biotechnology Policy Board-National Institutes of Health, and Advisor for Science and Technology Policy to the Governor of Alaska. In 1992, U.S. President George H. W. Bush appointed Dr. Proenza to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Dr. Proenza became its vice chairman. He later was Chair of the Science and Mathematics Education Task Force for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. In 2001, President George W. Bush named Dr. Proenza to the President’s Council of Advisors
on Science and Technology, the nation’s highest-level policy-advisory group for science and technology. Dr. Proenza co-chaired PCAST’s committee on Public-Private Partnerships and worked on panels on U.S. Research and Development Investments, Technology Transfer, Alternative Energy, Energy Efficiency and Advanced Manufacturing, Personalized Medicine, Information Technology, and Nanotechnology. He now serves on the Council on Competitiveness’ executive committee and its National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and co-chairs its Regional Leadership Institute Steering Committee. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a board member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (formerly the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges) and the States Science and Technology Institute, former chair of APLU’s Commission on the Urban Agenda and APLU cochair of the APLU/AAU Patent Reform Committee, with Yale University President Rick Levin as Association of American Universities co-chair. Dr. Proenza is a member of many professional, scholarly and honorary organizations; is the recipient of several awards and honors; has written numerous publications in nationally and internationally recognized journals; and edited and co-edited two books. He is invited frequently to speak worldwide, with presentations appearing in Vital Speeches of the Day and The Executive Speaker. He often is quoted on issues in education, research, economic development, and science and technology policy. As president of The University of Akron, Dr. Proenza has grown it from a $270-million operation to an enterprise with over $435 million in
annual revenues. Under his direction, the institution has financed $500 million in construction to completely transform its metropolitan campus, adding 15 new facilities and doing major renovations and additions to 17 others. Dr. Proenza also increased private donations and research funding to all-time records and, in 2007, initiated a $500-million comprehensive campaign that already has gained $365 million in gifts and pledges. Recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the region, Dr. Proenza’s acknowledgements include the 2008 Visionary Award, the 2006 Northeast Ohio Regional Vision Award, the 2005 CASE V Chief Executive Leadership Award and the 2001 SME Executive of the Year Award. After earning a B.A. from Emory University (1965), M.A. from The Ohio State University (1966) and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1971), Dr. Proenza joined the faculty of the University of Georgia in 1971. There, his research in psychology and neurobiology was continuously supported by grants from the National Eye Institute, including a Research Career Development Award. Prior to his appointment at Akron, Dr. Proenza was Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Purdue University. He also served the University of Alaska first as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, then as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Proenza and his wife, Theresa Butler Proenza, enjoy their careers, friends and numerous community activities. Together, they built the 44-foot sailing vessel, Apogee, which they sail on Lake Erie.
DR. GEORGE HARITOS
DR. JOHN P. KRISTOFCO
College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
College of Engineering
College of Health Sciences and Human Services
DR. DALE H. MUGLER
DR. KARLA T. MUGLER
DR. MARK D. SHERMIS
STANLEY B. SILVERMAN
DR. DUDLEY B. TURNER
DR. MARGARET N. WINEMAN
College of Education
College of Creative and Professional Arts (Interim)
College of Nursing
MARTIN H. BELSKY
College of Business Administration (Interim)
School of Law
DR. CHAND MIDHA Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
DR. STEPHEN CHENG
DR. RAVI KROVI
DR. JAMES M. LYNN
The University of Akron Board of Trustees is the governing body for The University of Akron. The Board is composed of 11 members who are appointed by the governor of Ohio to serve a nine-year term. Two of the 11 members are student Trustees who serve two-year terms on the Board as non-voting members. Since its founding in 1870, The University of Akron has been guided by a Board to ensure it succeeds in its mission to prepare graduates for the challenges that await them. Trustees select and appoint the president; set the operating budget; approve personnel appointments; grant all degrees awarded by the University, including honorary degrees; establish tuition and fee rates; approve contracts; and approve all regulations, curriculum changes, new programs and degrees at The University of Akron. In addition to implementing focused initiatives involving teaching and research, today's University of Akron Board of Trustees also oversees the New Landscape for Learning building program - a $300 million enhancement of the campus. The University is constructing six new buildings, renovating 14 residence halls, academic buildings and other structures, planting 50,000 new trees and shrubs and adding 30 acres of green space to campus.
Akron. (Term expires 2010)
Mr. Philip S. Kaufmann, J.D., Chair, is a managing partner of the Estate and Trust Group in the law firm of Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A. Appointed to the Board in 2001, he is a Board liaison to The University of Akron Foundation. He serves on several other boards as well, including the Community Fund Management Foundation in Cleveland; the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Summit County; the Blossom Music Center Board of Overseers; the Summa Foundation Board; and Immediate Past President of the Akron Bar Foundation. He earned a B.S. degree at Loyola University and a Juris Doctor degree at The University of
Mrs. Ann Amer Brennan, J.D., Vice Chair, was appointed to the Board in 2003. She has been active in many community organizations. In Spring 2003, Mrs. Brennan received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University. She chairs the Finance, Fiscal Policy, and Investment Committee and serves on the Audit; Collective Bargaining; Educational Policy/Student Affairs; and Personnel and Compensation committees. She served on the Ohio Arts Council for 10 years and is the past chair of the Summa Health System Board of Directors, as well as of the Akron Community Foundation. She served on the board of Hiram College for 12 years and was chair of its Finance Committee. Mrs. Brennan received a B.A. degree from The University of Akron and a J.D. degree from the School of Law. Her husband, David, endowed the Brennan Chair in the School of Law in 1985. The Brennans are parents of four children and grandparents of 10. (Term expires 2012)
Mr. Richard W. Pogue, Vice Chair, was appointed to the Board in 2004. He chairs the Audit; Nominating; and Rules committees and serves on the Facilities Planning and Oversight; Finance, Fiscal Policy, and Investment; Personnel and Compensation; and Strategic Issues, Governance, and Compliance committees. In 2003, Ohio Governor Bob Taft appointed Mr. Pogue chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education. Currently, he is an advisor to Jones Day, the second largest law firm in the United States. Mr. Pogue has a long and distinguished legal career, serving as partner with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue from 1961-1994. He has been a director of many major companies, including TRW, Continental Airlines and Derlan Industries Ltd. He serves on the Board of The University of Akron Foundation, and has been a trustee of Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and many other institutions. Mr. Pogue has supported many civic organizations and charities, ranging from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the United Way Services of Greater Cleveland. He received a B.A. degree from Cornell, a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from The University of Akron in 2004. (Term expires 2015)
Mr. Edward L. Bittle was appointed to the Board in 2002. He chairs the External Affairs Committee and serves on the Audit; Collective Bargaining; Facilities Planning and Oversight; Finance, Fiscal Policy, and Investment; and Rules committees. Mr. Bittle is president of Seal Master Corporation and ELBEX Corporation. He established Seal Master in 1974 and ELBEX in 1991. Mr. Bittle is a graduate of The University of Akron and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and Phi Alpha Theta Honorary Society. He has served as president of the Varsity “A” Association. He has lectured to entrepreneurship classes and has served on the University College Advisory Council and the Zips Athletic Club Advisory Board. He received the Alumni Honor Award for Excellence in Professional Achievement in 1994 and the “Red” Cochran Award for Meritorious Service in 1999. Mr. Bittle and his wife, Frances, endowed “The Edward L. Bittle Scholarship” and “The Bittle Residency in Jazz” and are members of the Hilltoppers-Buchtelles. (Term expires 2011)
Judge Jane E. Bond was appointed to the Board in 2008. She chairs the Educational Policy/Student Affairs committee; and serves on the External Affairs; Rules; and Strategic Issues, Governance, and Compliance committees. Judge Bond received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism cum laud from Ohio University in 1968 and received a law degree from The University of Akron School of Law in 1976. In 1989, she was appointed as Judge of the Akron Municipal Court and served two years before her appointment to the Summit County Common Pleas Court in 1991. She retired in good standing in 2007. Judge Bond has been an active participant in her community and has served in leadership positions on numerous boards and commissions including the Governor’s Task Force on Jail and Prison Crowding, the Leadership Akron Alumni Board, Women’s Network Board, Friends of Hower House Board, Coach House Theater Board, Renaissance of the Civic Theater Board, Police Community Dialogue Board, Grand Teton Judicial College Board, Akron Area Association of Ohio University Women Board, Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron Board of Trustees and the English Oaks Condominium Board of Directors. She is a member of the Akron Art Museum, Progress Through Preservation, the Summit County Historical Society, the Federated Democratic Women of Summit County, Akron Woman’s City Club and the American Constitutional Law Society. Judge Bond was named Woman of the Year in 1993 by the Women’s History Project. She is a recipient of the Stubbs Community Service award, the 2003 Jane Quine award from the Summit County Democratic Party, and the Golden Gavel award from the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association. (Term expires 2017)
Dr. Chander Mohan was appointed to the Board in 2004. He chairs the Facilities Planning and Oversight Committee and serves on the Collective Bargaining; External Affairs; Finance, Fiscal Policy, and Investment; and Rules committees. Dr. Mohan is president of the Clinic for Behavioral Health Services, a solo practice in Cuyahoga Falls. He also serves as a staff psychiatrist at Akron General Medical Center, as an associate medical director of geriatric psychiatry for Massillon Community Hospital, as a staff psychiatrist at Barberton Citizens Hospital, as an instructor at Barberton Citizens Hospital, and as an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Prior to moving to Ohio, Dr. Mohan was a clinical teaching assistant in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and at the New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York. Dr. Mohan serves the community as a member of the Summit County Republican Party and as co-chairman for the Physician’s Advisory Board for the National Republican Congressional Committee. (Term expires 2013)
Mr. Jack Morrison, Jr., J.D., President of the law firm of Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A., was appointed to the Board in 2005. He serves on the Audit; Collective Bargaining; Facilities Planning and Oversight; Finance, Fiscal Policy and Investment; Nominating; and Strategic Issues, Governance, and Compliance committees. He serves on the Executive Committee and also serves as Secretary of the Summit County Republican Party. He was elected as State Committeeman for the 27th District to the State Republican Party. An active leader in the community, he has also served on the boards of the Akron Art Museum, Greater Akron Chamber, Akron Symphony, and Walsh Jesuit High School. He was President of the Akron Bar Association in 2000-2001. Mr. Morrison also served his country in the United States Air Force from 1970-1974. He earned his A.A. degree (with honors) at The University of Maryland, a B.S.B.A. degree (magna cum laude) at The University of Akron, and a J.D. degree at The University of Akron School of Law. (Term expires 2014)
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Mr. Ted A. Mallo Vice President, General Counsel Secretary of the Board
Mr. Kevin O. Thompson was appointed to the Board in 2007. He chairs the Collective Bargaining and Strategic Issues, Governance and Compliance committees and serves on the Educational Policy/Student Affairs; External Affairs; Facilities Planning and Oversight; Finance, Fiscal Policy and Investment; Nominating; and Rules committees. As Area President for National City Bank, Northeast Region, Mr. Thompson has oversight responsibility for National City’s sales effort, with direct responsibility for Corporate Banking in the Akron, Canton and Wooster markets. Prior to being named Area President in January 2007, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President and Manager for the Upper Middle Market Banking Group in the region. He joined National City in 1977 as a credit analyst and has held positions of increasing responsibility within Corporate Banking. Previously, Mr. Thompson worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland. He holds a B.A. in Labor Economics from The University of Akron and an M.B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is also a graduate of The Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. Mr. Thompson is very active in the community, currently serving as a board member of Akron Tomorrow, Furnace Street Mission, Tallmadge Community Foundation, and Victim Assistance. He volunteers as an instructor of Applied Economics for Junior Achievement, and is active with the Leadership Akron Alumni Association, The Greater Akron Chamber, Akron Tomorrow, Tallmadge Booster Club and Tallmadge City School Bond Oversight Committee. Mr. Thompson, his wife, and their four children reside in Tallmadge. (Term expires 2016)
Mr. Warren L. Woolford was appointed to the Board in 2009. He serves on the Educational Policy/Student Affairs; External Affairs; and Facilities Planning and Oversight committees. He is the retired planning director for the City of Akron and began his career with the city of Akron in 1972 as a student intern in the Planning and Urban Development department. He held a variety of positions and in 1988 was promoted to comprehensive planning and zoning manager. He was appointed Director of Planning in June of 1993. Warren is a native of Baltimore, Maryland who earned his bachelor’s degree in social science and secondary education at Coppin State University in Baltimore and received his master’s degree in geography from The University of Akron. Mr. Woolford, a resident of Akron for more than 30 years, is a graduate of the Leadership Akron Class of 1995. He also is a member of Mount Calvary Lodge No. 76, the United Negro College Fund Night Committee, Christmas in April, the Great Trail Council Pathfinder Advisory Committee and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. In 1994, Mr. Woolford was named Outstanding Alumnus by The University of Akron’s Department of Geography and Planning. (Term expires 2018)
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Marcus V. Phelps was appointed to the Board as a Student Trustee in 2008. He serves on the Educational Policy/ Student Affairs; External Affairs; and Facilities Planning and Oversight committees. He is currently a sophomore at The University of Akron. He is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Economics and will possibly minor in Finance or Spanish. Along with being a Student Trustee, he is a resident assistant and speech and debate team member. In speech he is a novice poetry state champion. Upon graduation, he plans to attend a highly regarded law school and study litigation. His primary career goal is to become a statesman or diplomatic
Joseph T. Rich was appointed to the Board as a Student Trustee in 2008. He serves on the Educational Policy/ Student Affairs; External Affairs; and Facilities Planning and Oversight committees. He currently is pursuing a JD/MBA joint degree at The University of Akron and is working as a graduate assistant in the Office of Technology Transfer. Mr. Rich was a Summer Associate in the Cleveland Clinic’s Office of General Counsel and has completed internships at Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the Lerner Research Institute, and the NASA Glenn Research Center. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University with a double major in Biology and Philosophy and was chapter president of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. (Term expires 2011)
Mr. Russell D. Sibert Vice President of Board Operations Assistant Secretary of the Board Current as of August 17, 2009.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND
Our purpose is to further the educational mission of the University by developing the student-athlete as a total person. We foster a collegiate experience that promotes academic achievements, athletic excellence and social responsibility. We celebrate the success of our student-athletes to cultivate pride, enthusiasm and commitment among faculty, staff, students, alumni and the greater Akron community. CORE VALUES As a Department of Intercollegiate Athletics we are committed to the following core values: accountability, diversity, integrity, loyalty, pursuit of excellence, responsibility, sportsmanship and teamwork.
THE 2009-10 AKRON STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President: C.J. Kaufman, Men’s Soccer Vice-President: Madelyn Robinson, Swimming & Diving Secretary: Olivia Hegedus, Softball
The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
SWIMMING & DIVING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT... 2008 Dean’s List (3.25 GPA or higher)
Kylie Bombrys Meghan Bowling Meg Finnerty Melissa Gary Julia Gregos Leeanna Hoover Jessica Ickes Kendall Karchner Jayne Malloy Jacquie Paumier Madelyn Robinson Brigid Wolf Stephanie Zielinski
Zielinski joins elite academic company in the UA swimming and diving ranks, becoming just the fifth athlete on the squad to receive the All-MAC Academic honor, twice (or more) in her career.
Stephanie Zielinski Two-time All-MAC Academic selection
Other academic standouts include:. Katie Carter (threetime recipient) Megan Walters(threetime recipient) Brenda Norris (twotime recipient) Ashleigh Powell (twotime recipient)
UA STUDENT-ATHLETES IN THE CLASSROOM OVER THE LAST THREE ACADEMIC YEARS... • 543 achieved a 3.0 GPA of higher, including 227 during the 2008-09 academic year, 174 in 2007-08 and 142 in 2006-07. • 661 have earned Dean’s List honors, including 183 during the 2008-09 academic year, 273 in 2007-08 and 205 in 200607. • 86 were named Academic All-Mid-American Conference and seven earned the league’s scholar-athlete of the week award. • Elliot Bradbrook (men’s soccer) earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America in 2007-08, while Bradbrook and Ossie Michalsen (men’s soccer) earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District in 2007-08 and Mark Groza (football) was an Academic All-District choice in 2006-07. • Men’s cross country achieved a perfect Academic Progress Rating (APR) by the NCAA for the 2006-07 academic year.
ATHLETICS ACCOMPLISHMENTS |AKRON ATHLETICS The UA swimming and diving team has earned Mid-American Conference Championships on 11 different occasions in five different events. Most recently, Katie Carter cemented herself in program history as the most prolific UA diver, sweeping both 1-meter and 3-meter diving events to become the MAC Champion from both boards in 2009, en route to earned the MAC Diver of the year award.
In 2008, Katie Carter (right) was named to the All-MAC first team for the second time in her career. Senior Stephanie Zielinski (above) earned a spot on the All-MAC second team for the second consecutive season. In all eight members of the swimming and diving team, including Emily Bulkowski, Madelyn Robinson, Brittany Bankovich, Kylie Bombrys, Jayne Malloy, Brigid Wolf, Cheri Baratto, and Jacquie Paumier earned honorable mention Academic All-MAC.
2009 NCAA CHAMPIONS JENNA COMPTON (above left) NCAA Individual Air Rifle Champion STEVI LARGE (right) NCAA Outdoor Hammer Champion
STEVE ZAKUANI (right) was the Hermann Trophy runner-up and National Men’s Soccer Player of the Year in two publications. He was later the first overall pick in the 2009 MLS Draft, going to the Seattle Sounders.
In 2008-09 Akron had perhaps its best season athletically. The Zips won the 2008 MAC Regular Season and Tournament Soccer Championships, 2009 MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship, 2009 WIRC Air Rifle and Smallbore Championships, 2009 MAC Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track Championships and the 2009 MAC Men’s Outdoor Championship. Akron earned a schoolrecord 55 MAC Player of the Week honors, school-record 67 All-MAC Honors (not including 13 WIRC honors) and a school-record 37 Academic All-MAC honors.
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AKRON ATHLETICS | UA ADMINISTRATION
Tom Wistrcill Director of Athletics University of Akron President Luis M. Proenza introduced Tom Wistrcill, former senior associate athletics director for external relations at the University of Minnesota, as the Zips’ new director of athletics on August 25. Wistrcill, who has been with the University of Minnesota since May 2006, brings a wealth of experience in intercollegiate athletics, not the least of which includes the grand opening of a new $288 million 51,000 seat football stadium. UM will open its new TCF Bank Stadium on September 12, the same day UA opens InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. “I am incredibly humble and excited to be the new athletics director at The University of Akron,” Wistrcill said. “The vision Dr. Proenza has for this University and Department of Athletics made it extremely attractive to come to Akron. The opening of InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field coupled with the success of the Zips’ athletic programs makes the timing great as well.” UA and UM are the only NCAA Division I universities to open new football stadiums in the country this year. “I am delighted to welcom Tom Wistrcill as the new athletics director at The University of Akron,” Proenza said. “His commitment to excellence, tremendous enthusiasm and passion will ensure success for all of our student-athletes. The University of Akron has enjoyed national acclaim for several of our athletic programs in the last several years and we expect this trend will continue under Tom, whose experience in the Big Ten Con-
ference will help to springboard the university to evengreater excellence in all of our athletic programs. “I would also like to thank the AD search committee, led by Candace Campbell Jackson, the university’s chief of staff, for their commitment and dedication to the process and for bringing such a talented pool of candidates to campus so quickly. I’d also like to thank Hunter Yurachek, who served the University well as interim athletics director,” Proenza added.. Wistrcill’s experience also includes marketing, sales, media relations and management, particularly in the Big Ten Conference. Prior to joining Minnesota, Wistrcill held the position of General Manager of Badger Sports Properties at the University of Wisconsin, where he was responsible for managing $8 million in sales and marketing ventures for the Wisconsin athletic department. he developed and implemented several major first-time sponsorships at Wisconsin, including the development of the Badger Radio Network through Learfield Communications. Badger Sports Properties is a division of Learfield. Wistrcill servd as commissioner of two NCAA Division II conferences, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and teh Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, from 1994-2000. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing for VarsityOnline.com and is a former general manager of the St. Louis Quest, a franchise in the Women’s Professional Volleyball League. Wistrcill, 39, received his B.A. in Media Communications from St. Mary’s University in 1992 where he captain the men’s basketball team. He earned a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in 1996. Tom and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Jonathan and Jack.
UA Senior Staff
MARY LU GRIBSCHAW
Executive Sr. Associate Athletics Director Guilford, 1990 - 4th Year
Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA Robert Morris, 1984 - 15th Year
Associate Athletics Director/ Facilities and Operations Wooster, 1982 - 8th Year
Associate Athletics Director/ Associate Athletics Director/ Student-Athlete Support Services Business Michigan State, 1974 - 3rd Year Cleveland St., 1982 - 23rd Year
J. DEAN CARRO
Assistant Athletics Director/ Marketing and Promotions Valparaiso, 2001 - 4th Year
Assistant Athletics Director/ Media Relations Tennessee, 1993 - 3rd Year
Assistant Athletics Director/ Development Texas, 2004 - 3rd Year
Assistant Athletics Director/ Compliance Ohio, 1996 - 6th Year
Faculty Athletics Representative Akron, 1978 - 8th Year
AKRON FACILITIES | OCASEK NATATORIUM
casek Natatorium enters its twelfth season as the home of the University of Akron swimming and diving program. The $6.5-million complex is named for the late Oliver J. Ocasek, professor emeritus and long-time Ohio State Senator. The ground-breaking ceremonies took place on May 1, 1986, and the facility officially opened 20 months later in January, 1988. ` The ONAT is a 64,000-square foot, two-story building that has a clean span over the pool area. All surfaces of the pool, surrounding deck and walls are finished in ceramic tile. The facility includes a 50-meter Olympic-sized pool, pool-level locker rooms, an observation deck, seating for 1,000 spectators, nine handball/ racquetball courts and two weight rooms. The 835,000-gallon pool has moveable bulkheads, eight racing lanes, 3-meter and 5-meter platforms, two 1-meter springboards and two 3-meter springboards. In 2009, the Zips added a new lockerroom to the facility for the team. It features 35 open bin lockers, a team room with a 52” television, a lounge for the athletes as well as a kitchenette area. Other features in Ocasek Natatorium include a built-in electronic timing and scoring system, an underwater observation room, underwater lighting and a new color scoreboard added in 2004. The building is attached to the student recreation center, which opened in August 2004. In addition to serving as the home pool of the Zips, the ONAT serves as the home facility for the Akron Rippers diving club, Walsh High School, Firestone Aquatic Swim Team (FAST) swimming, Hudson Explorers Aquatic Team (HEAT) swimming, Cuyahoga Falls Tiger Sharks swimming, Hoban High School, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy as well as Green YMCA, Summit Special Olympics swim team and Cleveland Lancers swimming. While serving as the home of the annual Zippy Invitational each December and the 2006 Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, the Ocasek Natatorium also serves as the site for YMCA Swimming and Diving Divisional Meet, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) sectional championship meet and the United States Diving Association Zone meet. Ocasek Natatorium was dedicated on May 7, 1988, and became home to The University of Akron’s first women’s swimming and diving team in 1998 at the inception of the program. The Zips’ first home meet was on October 31, 1998, against Ball State. UA previously had a men’s program that competed in the pool in the basement of Memorial Hall from 1951 to 1985. The women’s swimming and diving program is the first UA swim team to call Ocasek Natatorium home.
Ocasek Natatorium Quick Facts: •Officially opened January, 1988 •Named after the late Oliver J. Ocasek (Ohio State Senator) •50-meter Olympic sized pool •Equipped with eight racing lanes, 3-meter and 5-meter platforms •Features 2 1-meter and 3-meter springboards •Capacity: 1,000
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COACHING STAFF | HEAD COACH KLIM
Fourth Season Emory University, 1992
ittaya Klim enters her fourth season at the helm of the Zips swimming and diving program. She assumed the post of head coach at the University of Akron on April 20, 2006. In the 2008-09 season under Klim, the Zips’ swimming and diving program continued to reach new heights. The Zips tallied three more wins that the previous season, posting a 6-6 mark overall on the year with a 2-5 conference record. Akron picked up hardware at the annual Zippy Invitational, notching a third place finish, for the team’s highest finish since 2006 when the Zips won the event. Finally, Klim’s guidance saw Akron earn a fifth place finish at the MAC Championships where the Zips shattered 13 school records. The Zips broke 14 school records over the course of the season and in 2008-09, registered 35 top five performances in 21 events. Once again, Klim played a pivotal part, as Katie Carter and Stephanie Zielinski both earned respective spots on the All-MAC first and second teams, following the season both Carter and Zielinski were named to the Academic All-MAC squad. In the 2007-2008 campaign, Klim led the Zips to a 3-7 record in dual meets and a 1-6 mark in the Mid-American Conference. Akron battled through injury and roster changes ending the season with a seventh place finish in the Mid-American Conference. Despite fielding a young squad, Klim has groomed a group of athletes who include sixteen returning letterwinners all of whom competed in conference competition last season. Klim was instrumental in guiding Stephanie Zielinski to a career-best performance in 2008 as Zielinski was honored as a second-team All-MAC selection in recognition for her work in the pool upon conclusion of the 2007-08 season. The year prior in 2006-07, Klim led the Zips to a dual-meet record of 5-7-0 and were 3-4-0 in the Mid-American Conference in just her first season as head coach. Akron finished the season equaling their highest conference finish in program history at the MAC Championship meet (2/14-2/17/07). Klim is just the second head coach of the program since its inception in 1998. She arrived on the Akron campus following a four-year stint with the Penn State University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Her stay with PSU included back-to-back Big Ten women’s titles in 2005 and 2006 which saw 10 student-athletes earn All-America status. “We are very pleased and fortunate to have Nittaya Klim as our head women’s swimming and diving coach,” said then-University of Akron Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades at the time of her hiring. “Nittaya exemplifies all of the qualities we were looking for in leading and elevating our women’s swimming and diving program. She is focused on the total well-being of the student-athlete and is dedicated to the value of higher education. Likewise, she has been instrumental as a coach at her previous institutions in winning team championships and developing individual champions. She will serve as a great role model, and is a proven winner as coach, student-athlete and person.” As an assistant coach with the Nittany Lions, Klim was the program’s recruiting coordinator under head coach Bill Dorenkott and was an instructor at Penn State’s Summer Swim Camp and the USA Swimming Select Distance Camp Director. While at PSU, she helped bring in many of
the program’s 37 NCAA qualifiers, 10 All-Americans, 25 honorable mention All-Americans, nine individual Big Ten champions and eight Olympic Trial qualifiers. “I am very happy to be a part of the Akron family and will continue to build upon the foundation that has been established over the past decade,” Klim said. “Helping student-athletes achieve their individual and team goals are important to me and I am excited to do just that at Akron.” Before coaching at Penn State, Klim spent two seasons as an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania where she coached one individual Ivy League Women’s Champion in 2002. Prior to working at Penn, she spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Villanova, helping the Wildcats to back-to-back Big East Conference Championship runner-up finishes in 1998 and 1999, and one NCAA Champion in 1999 (Maddy Crippen, 400 individual medley). Before starting her career as a coach, Klim was an All-America swimmer for Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., graduating in 1992 with a bachelor of arts in English. She earned All-America status in the 200 freestyle relay in 1990, and in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays in 1989. Klim and her husband, Joe, welcomed son Andrew in June of 2007.
The Klim File Coaching Career Year: School (Position) 2002-06: Penn State University (Assistant Coach) 2000-02: University of Pennsylvania (Assistant Coach) 1997-2000: Villanova University (Assistant Coach) Swimming Career 1989-92, Emory University • All-America swimmer, 200 freestyle relay (1990) • All-America swimmer, 200 and 400 freestyle relays (1989)
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Coach Klim, husband Joe and son Andrew
COACHING STAFF | CASTILLO • KLIM
Castillo ASSISTANT COACH
VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH
Seventh Season University of Akron, 2003
Second Season Elmhurst College, 1991
risty Castillo returns to the Zips program as an assistant coach for her seventh season. Castillo assumed the post at the University of Akron, her alma mater, upon graduating in 2003. Castillo is no stranger to the Akron swimming and diving program. A four-year letterwinner (1999-2002), Castillo captained the Zips in her junior and senior campaigns while setting five school records in the process, including the 100-yard freestyle. Castillo still ranks among the top all-time top times for the 50-yard freestyle (9th, 24.49), 100-yard freestyle (7th, 52.94), 200-yard medley relay (2nd, 1:45.60), 400-yard medley relay (6th, 3:53.10), 200-yard freestyle relay (4th, 1:36.08) and 400-yard freestyle relay (8th, 3:32.08) events. Upon completeing her eligibility in 2002, Castillo served as a student assistant coach. She has spent the past four summers as a member of Skip Kenney and Lea Maurer’s coaching staff at the International Swim Camp held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Castillo earned her B.S. in physical education, with an emphasis in sports management in May 2003 and was as competitive in the class room as she was in the pool earning honors on the Dean’s List an impressive six times during her academic career. She completed her master’s in sports science and coaching in August of 2006. In the fall of 2008, Castillo began teaching for the University of Akron on a part-time basis in the Sport Science and Wellness Department. The North Canton, Ohio native, who attended GlenOak High School, assumed her full-time duties on June 1, 2003. She currently assists head coach Nittaya Klim in all aspects of the program, including individual instruction in each event, recruiting and team travel.
oe Klim enters his second season as volunteer assistant coach for the J Akron swimming and diving program. He will assist the team with dry land conditioning. Klim has been instrumental in the development of core
and leg strength for the Zips swimmers and divers. As a former track and field coach, Klim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role with the team. Before switching gears, Klim previously served the University of Akron athletic department as an assistant with both the Track and Field and Cross Country programs. He was primarily responsible for training men’s distance runners on both squads. Prior to arriving at the University of Akron, Klim worked as a Volunteer Assistant at Penn State University where he coached the women’s cross country team in addition to assisting with track and field. Under his tutelage, the women’s cross country team had a 14th-place showing at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. Klim spent nine years as the associate head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams at Bucknell University prior to his stint at Penn State University. In his tenure, his team earned 20 Patriot League team championships in addition to overseeing athletes who broke 27 school records and qualified for the NCAA Championships in 15 different events. Klim received his undergraduate degree in marketing from Elmhurst College in 1991 where he also competed on the track and field and football teams. Klim, a former two-time All-Conference selection and MVP for the Bluejays’ was inducted into the Elmhurst College Hall of Fame in 1997. He earned his master’s degree in physical education from Campbell University in 1994. Klim is married to head coach Nittaya and the couple resides in Akron. In June of 2007, the couple welcomed son Andrew to the family. When not assisting the Zips out of water, Klim has his hands full at home helping raise Andrew.
Bulkowski STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH First Season University of Akron, 2009
mily Bulkowski joins the UA swimming and diving staff as a student E assistant coach in her first season out of the pool. Bulkowski was an instrumental part of the UA swimming program in her four years and ranked on the UA all-time top times list in several events. Bulkowski still holds the UA record for the 1650-yard freestyle (17:05.86) and ranks second in the 100-yard butterfly (56.03), and third in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:21.29). Bulkowski ended her career on a high note, concluding with a pair of top15 finishes in both the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly while aiding on a pair of record-breaking relays. In her role as a student assistant, Bulkowski will assist the staff with facilitating practices in addition to coordinating video operations. Bulkowski will provide support during meets and coordinate various operational functions for the staff. Bulkowski graduated from the University of Akron with a Marketing major in 2009. She is currently pursing her Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Akron.
As a swimmer and a coach, Castillo has been a part of the UA Swimming and Diving program for the past 11 years. 2009 UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SWIMMING AND DIVING MEDIA GUIDE
COACHING STAFF| MEDVEDEFF
Medvedeff HEAD DIVING COACH 12th Season University of Akron, 1989 2008-09 Mid-American Conference Diving Coach of the Year 2004-05 Mid-American Conference Diving Coach of the Year 2000-01 Mid-American Conference Diving Coach of the Year
hris Medvedeff enters his twelfth season as diving coach and has been associated with the program since its inception. He has built one of the most competitive diving programs in the Mid-American Conference. Last season, Medvedeff, the 2009 MAC Diving Coach of the Year, coached seven divers, four of whom competed and placed among the top fifteen at the Mid-American Conference Championships. One of Medvedeff’s most gifted pupils included 2009 MAC Champion and Diver of the Year, Katie Carter who swept both 1-meter and 3-meter diving events for her third championship, cementing her name in the program record book as the most prolific diver in school history. In the 2008-09 season, Medvedeff’s divers amassed 105 top-five finishes on the year, while Carter shattered both diving records, scoring 311.00 at the Mid-American Conference Championships to claim the 1-meter record and 339.68 to claim the 3-meter school record against Marshall. At the 2009 MAC Championships, five of Medvedeff’s divers placed among the top-15, including then-freshman Leeanna Hoover. Medvedeff has coached Carter, the most successful diver in school history, since 2006 and under his instruction, she became one of the most gifted divers in Mid-American Conference, earning three MAC Championships, a pair of UA school records in both diving events and a Mid-American Conference record. As a freshman, he helped Carter to one of the best performances of any diver in program history, as Carter smashed the MAC Championship meet and school record in the 3-meter diving event to upset a very talented field. Carter’s victory at the conference championship meet was the fourth by a Zips’ diver in the program’s short history. During the 2004-05 season, Medvedeff earned his second MidAmerican Conference Diving Coach of the Year honor after leading the Zips’ divers to one of their best showings in program history at the conference championships. He coached Lindsey Power to MAC Co-Diver of the Year honors and the 3-meter league championship while helping Melissa Holbach to a top-eight finish. UA divers tallied 15 event wins during the season, set five individual performance records, two school records, two pool records and one meet record. Medvedeff’s previous Coach of the Year accolade came during the 2000-01 season when the performances of Kathleen Christian and Susan Over at the league championships earned him the MAC honor. Over, then a freshman, won the MAC 3-meter diving crown with a school-record 488.70 points. She finished 10th in the 1-meter, but won the 10-meter platform exhibition diving event. Christian posted a third-place finish in both the 1-and 3-meter events and finished second behind Over in the platform exhibition. Medvedeff came to Akron after eight years of experience as the
founder and head coach of the Akron Rippers club team. Still very involved on the Junior and Senior National scene, Chris remains active as the head coach of his Akron Rippers team. The Rippers are a consistent player at the Junior Nat’l level featuring a Junior World team member, two National Champions and numerous National Finalists. He also instructed divers at Copley High School in nearby Copley, from 1989-94, coaching six state finalists and seven state qualifiers. While in college, he headed the diving program at Akron’s Firestone High School from 1985-89. Additionally, Medvedeff has worked with U.S. divers throughout Europe and has extensive OHSAA experience in Northeast Ohio. Medvedeff graduated from UA in 1989 with a degree in psychology and a minor in business administration.
The Medvedeff File 1998-Present: The University of Akron, Head Diving Coach 1990-Present: Akron Rippers Diving Club, Head Coach and Founder 1989-1994: Copley High School, Head Diving Coach 1985-1989: Firestone High School, Head Diving Coach
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2009-10 SEASON| OUTLOOK
2009-10 Season Outlook
nder head coach Nittaya Klim’s tutelage, the UA swimming and diving program has made significant strides in the past three years and will look to continue that improvement in the 2009-10 season. The Zips will look to build upon last year’s campaign, which saw the Zips finish with a 6-6 mark overall and 2-5 record in the Mid-American Conference. The UA swimming and diving team reached unprecedented success for the program, as the team broke eight individual and five relay school records in the course of the season. The Zips return an abundance of experienced veterans, including a class of seven seniors-all swimmers, led by two-time second team All-MAC honoree, Stephanie Zielinski. In all, 19 letterwinners return to the pool, counting the team’s six juniors and six sophomores. The team also welcomes a freshman class comprised of nine swimmers to the group. Akron’s diving unit includes three juniors and three sophomores, all of whom contributed to the team’s success throughout 2009 with five returners garnering spots among the top-15 divers at the MAC Championships. Klim looks forward to the start of the 2009 season, remarking, “I feel very good about our potential this season as we have considerable talent on the team that should help us overall to be a much better team. In addition, we have more versatility and strength in numbers which we didn’t have last season.” She believes the freshman class is ready to perform and to make an immediate impact and is excited to see how each member of the team can contribute to the overall success in 2009-10. 2009 Mid-American Conference Diving Coach of the Year, Chris Medvedeff returns for his 12th season at the helm of the Zips’ diving program, coming off of a triumphant 2009 season. Medvedeff coached then-senior Katie Carter to MAC Championships from both springboards in 2009. As one of the most prolific divers in UA Diving history, Carter concluded her career at Akron, capturing three MAC Championship titles in her four-year career and is the lone diver in program history to achieve the feat under Medvedeff’s instruction. In addition to his instrumental work with Carter, Medvedeff guided five other divers to top-15 finishes in both events at the MAC Championships, including then-freshman Leeanna Hoover who notched a fourth place finish in 3-meter diving and finished 10th from the 1-meter board. Then-sophomore Amanda Angeloff dove into fifth place in 3-meter diving while fellow sophomore Jayne Malloy captured ninth place from the 1-meter board in one of the most competitive diving fields. Akron will compete in two tune-up meets prior to the start of the season, hosting the annual Intrasquad Meet in addition to traveling to the Tom Stubbs Relays at Bowling Green. The Zips will travel to Ohio and Miami to open the regular season and MAC competition before playing host to Ball State and Eastern Michigan. Over the course of the season, Akron will welcome Oakland, Buffalo and Bowling Green, and will also host the Zippy Invitational the first weekend in December in Ocasek Natatorium. The Zips’ road schedule includes trips to the University of Pittsburgh, St. Francis (Pa.), Marshall and Toledo. The 2010 MAC Championships will be held at Miami University.
Class and Event Breakdown Juniors...
The Zips senior class is highly motivated and ready to pick up where they left off in 2008-09. Comprised of Kylie Bombrys, Cathryn Collins, Melissa Gary, Julia Gregos, Kendall Karchner, Madelyn Robinson and Stephanie Zielinski, three out of seven members hold active school records. Zielinski broke three individual school records last year en route to a second-team All-MAC performance for the second straight season. Zielinski, a prominent force in the freestyle unit also excelled outside the water, picking up her second All-MAC Academic award in as many years. Collins successfully rebounded from injury to become one of the prominent performers on the squad. Collins, who received the team’s Coaches’ Award, will look to translate her hard work into more accomplishments this season. Gregos, who nabbed the team’s Most Improved Performer award, amassing several top-five finishes also contributing to a significant number of relay swims. Karchner excels as one of the dominant backstroke specialists while Bombrys will take over as the leader of the butterfly unit, now that Emily Bulkowski has graduated and will return to assist the team as a student assistant. Gary and Robinson both continued to reach new heights on the squad last season, registering personal-bests throughout the season. Robinson who serves as Vice President to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, received the team’s Student-Athlete award for the second consecutive year and will look to motivate the team in the water, as much as she does outside it by coordinating various team building activites and community service functions. “I have watched these seven seniors grow over the past three years, and they have really become the heart of this team,” Klim said. “I have seen many of them develop into great athletes right before my eyes. Their leadership in the pool has been their strong point, and I believe that they can lead this year’s squad to their most successful season yet. They are a great group of young women and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them and look forward to a great season.”
The junior class, comprised of divers Amanda Angeloff, Jayne Malloy and Jacquie Paumier as well as swimmers Brittany Bankovich, Julie Reynolds and Brigid Wolf should make significant contributions to the squad this season. This unit of upperclassmen adds depth and consistency to an Akron team welcoming an incoming class of nine freshmen. Klim adds that, “The junior class is a combination of three swimmers and three divers, and they have proven to be quite versatile in the pool and on the boards. They are a group that is really coming into its own, and they will help provide some leadership this season.”
Swimmers Meg Finnerty, Meghan Bowling and Jessica Ickes anchor the sophomores, while divers Aubrey Akromas, Leeanna Hoover and Paige Mack round out the class. The class, which saw significant time in the pool last season, will continue to build upon those experiences in efforts to propel the Zips towards the team’s goal of winning a MAC Championship. Hoover dove into fourth place in 3-meter diving in her first year with the Zips at the MAC Championships last season, while Akromas notched a top 15. “With three swimmers and three divers, they are very versatile, and I believe that they can develop into a strong contingency that will help the team a great deal,” states Coach Klim.
The Zips welcome a freshmen class of nine swimmers. The group includes Jessica Breymier, Kelsea Cross, Rebecca Emerich, Courtney Fischbach, Rachel Hunsinger, Katie Miles, Molly Raspopovich, Rachel Szymkowiak and Rebecca Zimmer. The entire class shows promise, having turned in several strong swims in the preseason already. Members of this team will make an immediate impact on the Zips program as Coach Klim notes, “We are very excited about having a large freshman class. We will have the opportunity to experiment with and provide depth in several events as well as strengthen our team. This talented group of young ladies will be the future of our program, and I am looking forward to working with them over the next few years.”
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This season Akron will have strength in numbers in the backstroke events. Senior Kendall Karchner will lead the charge as she will look to very strong support from junior Brittany Bankovich and freshmen Kelsea Cross-who holds the Columbus North High School record in the 100-yard backstroke, Molly Raspopovicha four-time MVP, and Rebecca Emerich-a repeat State qualifier in backstroke events. “Kendall had a fantastic 2009 conference meet, and she has positioned herself to do something special this season. Keep an eye out for some good things from our newcomers as well” adds Klim.
The breaststroke contingency will be led by returners Stephanie Zielinski and junior Julie Reynolds. A consolation finalist in the 100 breaststroke in 2009 at the MAC Championships, Zielinski will look to break into the top eight this season. Reynolds who primarily swam breaststroke last season will look to return with a strong season as Klim states, “We are counting on Reynolds to rebound from a year plagued with illness to make a breakthrough in the breaststroke as well as the IM events. She has the potential to break the school record in the 400 IM, so we will watch for that this season.” The upperclassmen will receive strong support from freshmen Rachel Szymkowiak-a multiple state and sectional meet qualifier, and Jessica Breymier- a sectional champion on the high school level, will also provide depth in the IM events. “Szymkowiak is a very versatile swimmer who is as equally talented in the breaststroke and butterfly events. She will make an impact for us in both areas,” remarked Klim.
The Zips boast a strong butterfly unit for the 2009-10 season with seniors Collins and Kylie Bombrys heading up the group. Newcomers Katie Miles and Szymkowiak will provide some competitiveness this season in sprint butterfly. Also specializing in the shorter events will be Jessica Ickes, Brigid Wolf and Courtney Fischbach. Klim added that, “It will be nice to have some depth in the butterfly events. I am excited to watch this young group of butterflyers improve and help the team.”
Stephanie Zielinski will lead the UA sprint squad this season and will look to contend for MAC Championship titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Coach Klim notes, “Finishing third in both events last season has left her hungry, and I believe that she has the desire and the ability to achieve these goals.” Senior Melissa Gary looks to close out her career on a high note after breaking into the topfive on the UA All-Time list in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events and will provide valued experience to the unit. Strength and depth will also come from returners Jessica Ickes and Brigid Wolf. The Zips will also look to freshmen Katie Miles, Molly Raspopovich, and Rachel Hunsinger to contribute in the freestyle sprint and relay events. UA senior Madelyn Robinson
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Middle distance will be a strong suit for the Zips this season and will be led by senior Cathryn Collins, who made an impressive comeback during the 2008-09 season. Coach Klim remarked, “Cathryn works so hard day in and day out, and she has earned every bit of her success. I have no reason to believe that she won’t continue to do great things this season.” Sophomore Meg Finnerty will add depth to the squad as coach Klim states, “Meg Finnerty has returned this season in great shape, and I believe that she will make some great strides during her sophomore campaign.” Finally, the squad will find support in newcomer and high school standout Rebecca Zimmer. Zimmer was a four-time conference champion in the 500-yard freestyle and has already turned in several competitive times in the preseason. Coach Klim looks for Zimmer to make an immediate impact in the freestyle events as well as in the 200 backstroke.
Representing the distance group this year will be seniors Madelyn Robinson and Julia Gregos, as well as sophomore Meghan Bowling. Robinson comes off of a strong 2008-09 season where she saw personal bests in the 500, 1000, and 1650 freestyle events as well as the 400 individual medley. “Gregos made the transition last season to the distance events and has proven that she has found her niche. We will look forward to watching her grow this season and to see what she can do,” adds Klim. Bowling returns to the ranks after being sidelined with a shoulder surgery last season and will help to provide depth in 2009-10, “Meghan continues to get stronger every day, and we are anxious to have Meghan resume her position in our lineup,” noted Klim.
The Zips’ diving squad has a big pair of shoes to fill as Akron’s most prolific diver in school history, Katie Carter was lost to graduation. However, head diving coach Chris Medvedeff is confidant that juniors Amanda Angeloff, Jayne Malloy and Jacquie Paumier can work in tandem with three sophomores, including Aubrey Akromas, Amanda Angeloff, Leeanna Hoover and Paige Mack to get the job done. The entire diving unit returns experience, as the sophomore class was extremely active and contributed to the diving team’s success last season. Perhaps most notable is the fact that UA captured nine top 15 finishes in diving events at the 2009 MAC Championships, including Hoover’s fourth place finish from the 3-meter board and Malloy’s ninth place finish in the 1-meter segment. UA sophomore Leeanna Hoover
2009-10 SEASON| ROSTER
BY CLASS Freshmen (9): Jessica Breymier, Kelsea Cross, Rebecca Emerich, Courtney Fischbach, Rachel Hunsinger, Katie Miles, Molly Raspopovich, Rachel Szymkowiak & Rebecca Zimmer
Team Alphabetical Roster Name
Aubrey Akromas Amanda Angeloff Brittany Bankovich Kylie Bombrys Meghan Bowling Jessica Breymier Cathryn Collins Kelsea Cross Rebecca Emerich Meg Finnerty Courtney Fischbach Melissa Gary Julia Gregos Leeanna Hoover Rachel Hunsinger Jessica Ickes Kendall Karchner Paige Mack Jayne Malloy Katie Miles Jacquie Paumier Molly Raspopovich Julie Reynolds Madelyn Robinson Rachel Szymkowiak Brigid Wolf Stephanie Zielinski Rebecca Zimmer
Diving Diving Backstroke Butterfly FS-Distance Breaststroke Freestyle Backstroke Backstroke Freestyle Butterfly FS-Sprints Freestyle Diving FS-Sprints Butterfly Backstroke Diving Diving Butterfly Diving Backstroke Breaststroke FS-Distance Breaststroke FS-Sprints FS-Sprints Freestyle
So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr.
Pronounciation Guide: Players: Aubrey Akromas....................... Uh-KRO-mis Brittany Bankovich.................... BANK-0-vich Kylie Bombrys........................... BOMB-breeze Jessica Breymier....................... Bry-myer Rebecca Emerich....................... Em-er-ick Courtney Fischbach.................. Fish-bock Jessica Ickes............................... Ick-ISS Jacquie Paumier........................ Paw-me-er Molly Raspopovich ................. Ras-POP-o-vich Rachel Szymkowiak.................. Sim-KO-vee-ack Coaches: Kristy Castillo............................ Cast-TEE-OO Nittaya Klim............................... Knit-TY-ah Chis Medvedeff........................ Med-VAH-def
Hometown (Prev School)
Solon, Ohio (Solon) Barberton, Ohio (Barberton) Greensburg, Pa. (Greater Latrobe) Toledo, Ohio (Notre Dame Academy) Cincinnati, Ohio (Anderson) Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central) Hilton Head, S.C. (Hilton Head) Columbus, Ind. (Columbus North) Downingtown, Pa. (Downingtown HS West) Mansfield, Ohio (St. Peterâ€™s) Westerville, Ohio (Westerville North) Grand Rapids, Mich. (Catholic Central) Warren, Ohio (Warren JFK) Akron, Ohio (Firestone) Mentor, Ohio (Mentor) Fremont, Ohio (Fremont Ross) Maumee, Ohio (Maumee) Lexington, Ohio (Lexington) Solon, Ohio (Solon) Melbourne, Australia (Grapevine) North Canton, Ohio (Hoover) Crown Point, Ind. (Crown Point) Wyoming, Ohio (Wyoming) Sinking Springs, Pa. (Wilson) Mars, Pa. (Mars Area) Canton, Ohio (Canton Central Catholic) Philadelphia, Pa. (Archbishop Ryan) Bethel Park, Pa. (Bethel Park)
Sophomores (6): Aubrey Akromas, Meghan Bowling, Meg Finnerty, Leeanna Hoover, Jessica Ickes & Paige Mack Juniors (6): Amanda Angeloff, Brittany Bankovich, Jayne Malloy, Jacquie Paumier, Julie Reynolds & Brigid Wolf Seniors (7): Kylie Bombrys, Cathryn Collins, Melissa Gary, Julia Gregos, Kendall Karchner, Madelyn Robinson & Stephanie Zielinski
BY STATE: Indiana (3): Jessica Breymier, Kelsea Cross & Molly Raspopovich Michigan (1): Melissa Gary Ohio (16): Aubrey Akromas, Amanda Angeloff, Kylie Bombrys, Meghan Bowling, Meg Finnerty, Courtney Fischbach, Julia Gregos, Leeanna Hoover, Rachel Hunsinger, Jessica Ickes, Kendall Karchner, Paige Mack, Jayne Malloy, Jacquie Paumier, Julie Reynolds and Brigid Wolf Pennsylvania (6): Brittany Bankovich, Rebecca Emerich, Madelyn Robinson, Rachel Szymkowiak, Stephanie Zielinski and Rebecca Zimmer South Carolina (1): Cathryn Collins Out of US (1): Katie Miles (Australia)
BY EVENT: Backstroke (5): Brittany Bankovich, Kelsea Cross, Rebecca Emerich, Kendall Karchner & Molly Raspopovich Breaststroke (2): Jessica Breymier, Julie Reynolds & Rachel Szymkowiak Butterfly (4): Kylie Bombrys, Courtney Fischbach, Jessica Ickes & Katie Miles Freestyle (11): Meghan Bowling, Cathryn Collins, Meg Finnerty, Melissa Gary, Julia Gregos, Rachel Hunsinger, Madelyn Robinson, Brigid Wolf, Stephanie Zielinski & Rebecca Zimmer Diving (6): Aubrey Akromas, Amanda Angeloff, Leeanna Hoover, Paige Mack, Jayne Malloy & Jacquie Paumier
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES | KYLIE BOMBRYS
Butterfly | 5-5 | Senior-3L Toledo, Ohio | Notre Dame Academy
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09) Bombrys recorded 20 top five finishes in 2008-09, including a pair of first place finishes, winning the 1000-yard freestyle event against Marshall and the 100-yard butterfly against St. Francis…Tapped in at second in six different races, finishing second in the 100-yard butterfly against Youngstown State and Oakland, as well as a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle against St. Francis…Registered second-place marks against Marshall and Bowling Green in the 500-yard freestyle also finishing second in the 200-yard butterfly against Buffalo…Swam career-best times at the Mid-American Conference Championships in the 100-yard butterfly (57.82) and 200-yard butterfly (2:08.20), notching respective 20th and 19th places finishes in those events…Garnered Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention. AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Amassed 10 different top five finishes throughout the season…Impressive showing at Youngstown State, finishing first in both the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle events…Took first place in both the 500-yard freestyle event at Marshall and 200-yard butterfly against Buffalo…Bombrys added a second place finish over Oakland in the 1000-yard freestyle...Clinched third place in seven different events, including the 1000-yard freestyle event at Ball State, the 200-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle events at Ohio…Also finished third in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events against Bowling Green while notching a third place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle event against Eastern Michigan...Was a member of the first place 800-yard freestyle relay team at Miami (8:07.16). AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Recorded two individual victories and was a part of two relay wins ... finished the season with 15 top-five performances and 11 relay top-five finishes ... tallied a pair of victories against Youngstown State (1/14/07), taking top honors in the 200-yard IM (2:13.14) and swam the anchor leg of the winning 800-yard free relay team (7:54.30) ... earned her second individual win vs. Eastern Michigan (1/20/07) with a mark of 58.86 in the 100-yard fly ... posted top times in the 100-yard butterfly (58.41), 200-yard butterfly (2:09.73) and 500-yard free (5:01.42) at the MAC Championship meet (2/14/07-2/17/07). NOTRE DAME ACADEMY Received the “Coaches Award” in 2004 ... was a first team all-state selection in the 200-medley relay in 2005 ... named team MVP during her senior season ... received the Outstanding Achievement award in athletics as a senior ... led NDA to a District Championship in 2005 after winning two individual events and two relay events ... was a four-year letterwinner.
Bombrys’ Top Times YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2006-07
EVENT 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 500 Freestyle
TIME 57.82 2:08.20 5:01.70
PERSONAL Daughter of Edward Jr. and Wendy Bombrys ... has two brothers, Keith (19) and Edward Bombrys III (13) ... majoring in nutrition and dietetics.
Getting to Know Kylie... Major: Dietetics Favorite moment in athletic career: Winning Zippy Cup (06-07) Favorite swimmer/athlete: Natalie Coughlin Favorite place in Akron: Shrank Hall South Dream job: Hospital dietitian Must have electronic device(s): Mp3 player Favorite fast food spot: Taco Bell Favorite store: Forever 21 Words to live by: Live, Laugh, Love
Senior Superlatives: Voted... Superlatives Guide: Denotes Team Award Winner
Denotes class award winner
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*Most Courteous (tied)
STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES | CATHRYN COLLINS
Freestyle | 5-6 | Senior-3L Hilton Head, S.C. | Hilton Head HS
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09) Was the recipient of the 2009 Coaches’ Award following a stellar junior season…Picked up MAC Swimmer of the Week Honors for the week of November 18 after tallying four individual victories and assisting the Akron relay team with an additional top finish…Led by example all season long, logging 19 individual victories also claiming seven top-three finishes on the year…Helped the UA swim team to a third place finish overall at the Zippy Invitational with a fifth place finish in the 200-yard butterfly, sixth place finish in the 500-yard freestyle and ninth place mark in the 200-yard freestyle…Assisted the UA relay team to 15 top five finishes, including six wins…Collins swam on three school record setting relays at the Mid-American Conference Championships in 2009 as the 400-freestyle relay (3:25.44), 400-yard medley relay (3:44.85) and 800-yard freestyle relay (7:19.86) teams all set new standards at the meet…Had success as an individual competitor at MACs, scoring points in the 500-yard freestyle with a fifth place finish also tapping in at eighth in the 200-yard butterfly and 11th in the 200-yard freestyle, setting personal best marks in all three events.
Collins’ Top Times YEAR EVENT 2008-09 200 freestyle* 2008-09 500 Freestyle* 2008-09 1000 freestyle 2008-09 200 butterfly *Denotes School Record
TIME 1:49.89 4:51.97 10:19.37 2:02.13
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Collins competed in the first portion of the season before injury sidelined her for the remainder of the year...In competition she notched two top-five place finishes with the 400-yard and 800-yard freestyle relay teams against Ohio and Miami...Also contributed to the second place finish with the 200-yard freestyle relay team against Oakland...Personal victories include top-five finishes in eight different events...Collins recorded a first place finish in the 500-yard freestyle event against Oakland (5:05.29) and a second place finish in the same event against Ohio...Added three second place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle events against Oakland, Ohio and Ball State. AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Had an outstanding rookie campaign, recording nine individual wins and 21 top-five finishes … added three relay victories and 12 top-five finishes … earned MAC Swimmer of the Week honors on 1/16/07 after earning two wins against Bowling Green (1/13/07) and two wins against Youngstown State (1/14/07) … first-career win came against Ball State (10/28/06) as she tapped the wall in 5:12.20 in the 500-yard free … posted a team-best season time of 52.96 in the 100-yard free at the MAC Championship meet (2/14/07-2/17/07), which is good for fourth all-time, and also clocked in a team-best mark of 1:52.74 in the 200-yard free to claim the third-best time in school history … clocked in at 2:06.73 in the 200-yard butterfly against Buffalo (11/03/06) to earn the victory and third-best time in school history … swam the second leg of the school-record setting 800-yard free relay team at the MAC Championship meet as they clocked in at 7:33.29. HILTON HEAD HIGH SCHOOL Four-time all-region and all-state selection (2002-2005) … team MVP for three seasons (2002, 2004 and 2005) … South Carolina Division AAAA Swimmer of the Year and Low County Swimmer of the Year in 2004 … Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee in 2005 … represented the South Carolina Junior/Senior athlete for USA Swimming … was a South Carolina zone team member for three years. PERSONAL Daughter of Ruthi Collins … majoring in Communications… born April 27, 1988 … has been surfing since the age of four.
Getting to Know Cathryn...
Senior Superlatives: Voted... *Most Business Like *Most Courteous (tied)
Major: Public Relations Favorite moment in athletic career: Breaking two school records at MACs Favorite swimmer/athlete: Tiger Woods Favorite place in Akron: The Fish Tank Dream job: Working in events for a magazine or sports publication Must have electronic device(s): IPod Favorite fast food spot: Moe’s Favorite store: J. Crew or Target Words to live by: Life’s not about conquering but fighting well. Never, never give up
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES | MELISSA GARY
Freestyle - Sprints | 5-6 | Senior-3L Grand Rapids, Mich. | Catholic Central HS
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09) Claimed 23 individual top 10 finishes 16 of which were among the top five…Picked up the win in the 200-yard freestyle over Bowling Green…Tapped in at second on four different occasions, including the 200-yard freestyle event against Buffalo and Youngstown State, the 100-yard freestyle race against Marshall and the 100-yard butterfly against St. Francis…Helped the UA freestyle relay teams to 15 top-five finishes and was a member of the 400-yard (3:25.44) and 800-yard freestyle (7:19.86) school record setting relay teams which garnered respective seventh and fifth place finishes at the Mid-American Conference Championships…Set personal best marks in all three individual races at MACs, including the 50yard freestyle (33rd), 100-yard (27th) and 200-yard freestyle (21st) events. AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Gary combined for six top place relay finishes on the year in addition to notching twelve personal top-five victories...Top finishes on the year included second place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle against Marshall and 100-yard butterfly against Youngstown State... Added a pair of second place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle against Ball State and Buffalo...Gary was a member of both the 200 and 400-yard relay teams which finished in seventh place at the Mid-American Conference Championships...Gary also participated as a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay which finished eighth at the MAC Championships. AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Was a part of nine relay-top five finishes and tallied three individual top-five performances … best finish of the season came against Youngstown State (1/14/07) when she tapped the wall in 1:59.51 to end in second place … posted season-best times in the 200-yard free (1:58.11) and the 50-yard free (25.30) at the MAC Championships (2/14-2/17/07). CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Four-year all-city selection … was a all-state selection in 2005 … set a team record in the 100 freestyle in 2005 … set school records in the 50 free and 200 free in 2002 and the 100 fly in 2004 … was a honorable mention selection in 2002 … was named best offensive player on the lacrosse team in 2005 and 2006 … named to the honor roll 2002-06.
Gary’S Top Times YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 50 freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 freestyle 500 FreestTle
TIME 24.54 52.47 1:52.82 5:24.32
PERSONAL Daughter of Kim and Pamela Gary … has one brother, Brendan (27) and two sisters, Michelle (25) and Brianne (23) … majoring in exercise science … born May 17, 1988 … mother lettered in softball at Ferris State University, ‘74-’78... brother ran track and field at Aquinas College (1999-2004) and sister Michelle played volleyball at Saint Mary’s College (2001-05) … aunt, Jill Jacobs, played softball for U.S. Navy.
Getting to Know Melissa... Major: Exercise Science Favorite moment in athletic career: MAC Championships Favorite swimmer/athlete: Dara Torres Favorite place in Akron: The Fish Tank Career Goal/Dream job: To become a physician assistant and to be happy in life Must have electronic device(s): Blackberry and IPod Favorite fast food spot: Swenson’s Favorite store: Forever 21 or Target Words to live by: Never give up. Believe!
Senior Superlatives: Voted... *Team Clown *Least Easily Embarrassed
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |JULIA GREGOS
Freestyle | 5-7 | Senior-3L Warren, Ohio | Warren JFK HS
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09) Received team’s Most Improved Player Award at end of season...Notched 22 top five finishes on the year, registering six victories…Swept the 50-yard and 500-yard freestyle events against Youngstown State…Tapped the wall first against Marshall in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle races…Paced the competition in the 1000-yard freestyle with a win in her first collegiate appearance in the event…Won the 200-yard freestyle against Buffalo… Second place finishes included the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle events against Ball State…Finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle event against Toledo and 200-yard freestyle against Bowling Green…Finished among point scorers in all three events at the Zippy Invitational where she notched a fourth place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, 15th in the 500-yard freestyle and 18th in the 100-yard freestyle event…Translated a season of work into successful results at the Mid-American Conference Championships where she set three personal best marks in the 500-yard freestyle (15th), 200-yard freestyle (15) and 1650-yard freestyle (16) races…Swam legs on 15 top five UA relay finishes, assisting with eight victories…Also swam legs on three school record setting relay teams at MACs, including the 200-yard (1:34.22), 400-yard (3:25.44) and 800-yard freestyle (7:19.86) relays. AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Gregos helped the relay team to eight top-five finishes including a season-high second place finish over Toledo with the 200-yard freestyle relay team...Recorded a pair of third place finishes in the 400-yard freestyle events over Ohio and Youngstown State...Personal best finish included a second place victory in the 500-yard freestyle event against Marshall... Set a personal best mark in the 500-yard freestyle at the MAC Championships with 5:14.37. AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Tallied a combined 14 top-five finishes (six individual, eight relay) … posted the second-best team-time with a mark of 24.80 in the 50-yard free at the MAC Championships (2/14-2/17/07) … also recorded the fourth-best team-time in the 100-yard free at the MAC meet with a time of 54.18. WARREN JFK HIGH SCHOOL Named team MVP during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons ... served as the team captain during her senior year ... earned OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award and Coaches Merit Award in 2006 ... was a state qualifier in 100 freestyle during senior season ... qualified for districts in 2002, 2005 and 2006 ... named WYTV Student Athlete of the Week in December of 2005.
Gregos’ Top Times YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 50 freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 freestyle 500 Freestyle 1000 Freestyle 1650 Freestyle
TIME 24.49 L 53.25 1:51.66 4:57.23 10:24.96 17:14.55
PERSONAL Daughter of Andrew and Diane Gregos ... has one sister, Erika (26) ... majoring in early childhood education ... enjoys dancing, poetry, reading and volunteering at an elementary school in free time ... born Feb. 3, 1988.
Getting to Know Julia... Major: Early Childhood Education Favorite moment in athletic career: 2009 MAC Championships, winning Zippy Invitational (06-07) Favorite swimmer/athlete: Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps, Dara Torres Favorite place in Akron: Wally Waffle Dream job: Elementary teacher, Olympian Must have electronic device(s): Computer, cell phone, mp3 player Favorite fast food spot: Wendy’s and Taco Bell Favorite store: Kohl’s Words to live by: Nothing is impossible. If you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.
Senior Superlatives: Voted...
*Most Dramatic *Most Argumentative
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES | KENDALL KARCHNER
Backstroke | 5-8 | Senior-3L Maumee, Ohio | Maumee HS
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09) Racked up 23 top five finishes, including 10 impressive victories and eight second place finishes in backstroke events…swept both 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events three separate occasions, achieving the feat against MAC foes Ohio University, Ball State and Eastern Michigan…Also picked up wins in the 100-yard backstroke against Youngstown State and Bowling Green…First place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle came against St. Francis and the 200-yard backstroke against Marshall…Finished in the points in three events at the Zippy Invite, notching a sixth place finish in the 200-yard backstroke and seventh place finish in the 100-yard backstroke while finishing 17th in the 200-yard individual medley…Contributed to 15 top-five relay finishes, picking up three wins…Set eight personal best marks over the course of the 2008-09 season…Had a record-breaking performance at the Mid-American Conference Championships, setting new school standards in the 100-yard backstroke (55.20, 7th) and 200-yard backstroke (2:01.01, 2nd)…Also swam legs on two of the school record setting relay teams, including the 200-yard (1:44.40) and 400-yard medley (3:44.85) relays. AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Karchner emerged as a dominant force for the Zips tallying 19 individual and ten relay top five finishes last season...Swept 100 and 200-yard backstroke events against Ball State and Marshall...Registered first place victories in the 100-yard breaststroke events against Eastern Michigan and Youngstown State while adding another in the 200-yard backstroke event against Buffalo...Recorded a pair of second place finishes in both the 100 and 200yard backstroke events against Miami...Karchner also notched second place victories in the 200-yard backstroke against Eastern Michigan and Toledo while adding a second place finish in the 100-yard backstroke against Oakland, Ohio, Bowling Green Buffalo and Toledo...Karchner ended the season on a high note at the Mid-American Conference Championships posting a pair of season-best performances with an 8th place finish in the 100-yard backstroke event (58.32) and a 10th place finish in the 200-yard backstroke competition (2:04.34).
KARCHner's Top Times YEAR EVENT TIME 2008-09 100 backstroke* 55.20 2008-09 200 Backstroke* 2:01.01 2008-09 200 IM 2:05.84 *Denotes School Record
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Became the school record holder in both the 100-yard backstroke (56.60) and 200-yard backstroke (2:01.03) at the MAC Championships (2/14/-2/17/07) … also swam the lead-off leg of the school-record setting 400-yard medley relay team (3:49.63) at the MAC meet … was a second-team All-MAC selection … finished the season with 12 individual victories and 21 top-five performances … added four relay victories and 17 relay top-five finishes … won two individual events in a meet five times (Miami [10/27/07], Buffalo [11/3/06], Akron Quad [11/11/06], Eastern Michigan [1/20/07], Toledo [1/27/07]). MAUMEE HS District champion in the 100 backstroke (2004-2006) … district champion in the 200 freestyle in 2006 … state finalist in the 100 backstroke (2003-2006) … four-year letterwinner on the swim team (2003-2006) … made it to the state meet as a freshman. PERSONAL Daughter of Mark and Kim Karchner … has two brothers, Brendan (18) and Evan (15) … majoring in early childhood education … born July 26, 1988.
Getting to Know Kendall...
Senior Superlatives: Voted... *Most Unique Laugh * Most Likely To Win A Cagefight 22
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Major: Early Childhood Education Favorite moment in athletic career: Breaking the school record in the 100 back Favorite swimmer/athlete: Derek Jeter Favorite place in Akron: The Fish Tank Dream job: First grade teacher Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: Moe’s Favorite store: Forever 21 Words to live by: Never regret anything because at one time, it was exactly what you wanted
STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |MADELYN ROBINSON
Freestyle - Distance | 5-2 | Senior-3L Sinking Spring, Pa. | Wilson HS
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09) Spearheaded various community service efforts for the team, culminating in the reception of the team’s Student-Athlete Award…Racked up 15 top-five swims on the season…Highest finish on the year came against Youngstown State in the 200-yard individual medley, finishing second in 2:15.52 to register a personal-best in the event…Added a trio of third place finishes, including the 1000-yard freestyle against Marshall, 500-yard freestyle against St. Francis and the 200-yard breaststroke against Bowling Green in the season finale…Set personal standards in each event at the Mid-American Conference Championships after swimming the 500-yard freestyle (5:08.09, 31), the 400-yard individual medley (4:34.94, 21) and the 1650-yard freestyle (17:38.87, 25)...Garnered Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention... Elected Vice President of the Akron Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Amassed a career-high 21 individual top-five finishes on the year...Registered seven of those top-finishes in the 1000-yard freestyle event ending the year in second place in the meet against Bowling Green while adding third place finishes against Oakland and Marshall... Robinson added three fourth place finishes to her resume in the 1000-yard freestyle event in competitions against Ohio, Miami, Ball State and Toledo...Recorded a second place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle event against Buffalo with a season and career-best time of 17:55.80...Set a new career-best time with a fourth place finish in the 400-yard individual medley against Buffalo (4:42.67)...Notched three second place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle events against Ball State, Bowling Green and Youngstown State...Added a third place victory in the 200-yard individual medley against Ohio...Competed in the Mid-American Conference Championships where she swam into the 21st slot in the 1650-yard freestyle event. AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Was a consistent performer, racking up 12 top-five finishes on the season … posted the second-best team-time in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:59.59) at the MAC Championships (2/14-2/17/07) ... also at the MAC meet, tapped the wall in 5:11.33 in the 500-yard free to register the sixth-best time in school history … recorded the fourth-best team mark in the 1,000-yard free style with a time of 10:43.82 against Toledo (1/27/07) – which ranks seventh all-time. Robinson’s Top Times YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 500 freestyle 1000 Freestyle 1650 freestyle 400 IM
TIME 5:08.09 10:39.91 17:38.87 4:34.94
WILSON HIGH SCHOOL Her swim team finished 11-0 in 2006 … her team finished fourth in the state during her senior season and she was named as an All-American … won a water polo state championship after posting an 11-1 record in 2005 … also earned all-state honors in water polo … was an all-county track selection and finished in the top-eight at districts as a senior. PERSONAL Daughter of Mike and Carole Robinson … has two brothers and one sister, Ben (26), Drew (24) and Rebecca (18) … majoring in sports science … born Dec. 24, 1987.
Getting to Know Madelyn...
Senior Superlatives: Voted...
Major: Exercise Science Favorite moment in athletic career: Winning the Zippy Invite in ‘06 Favorite swimmer/athlete: My brother Ben (URI swimmer, 01-05) Favorite place in Akron: The Fish Tank Dream job: Own a cupcake bakery Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: DQ Favorite store: Urban Outfitters Words to live by: Be FIERCE
*Team Professor *Most Dependable
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES | STEPH ZIELINSKI
Freestyle - Sprints | 6-1 | Senior-3L Philadelphia, Pa. | Archbishop Ryan HS
in the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay races...Served on the Akron Student-Athlete Advisory Council in the capacity of Secretary. AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Zielinski’s hard work at the MAC Championships paid off as she earned second team AllMAC honors following a strong performance...Boasted a GPA of 3.56 in the UA nursing program which earned her a spot on the Academic All-MAC squad... In 2007-08, Zielinski continued emerging as a consistent and reliable swimmer for the Zips...Recorded a magnificent 37 combined top five finishes on the year in both individual competition and as a member of the UA relay teams...Swept first place in both 50 and 100-yard freestyle events against Oakland, Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green...Anchored the freestyle relay teams which swept the 200 and 400-yard medley events against Marshall...Also swam the anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relay teams, which clinched first place against Ohio...Zielinski rarely competed in the 100-yard breaststroke event yet managed to record a first place victory with 1:08.78 in the meet against Youngstown State...Culminated her season with a record shattering performance at the Mid-American Conference Championships where she set personal bests and school records in the 50-yard (5th, 23.53) and 100-yard (6th, 51.53) freestyles...In addition climbed to slot number four on Akron’s all time list in the 100-yard breaststroke (7th, 1:05.36)...Added a pair of seventh place finishes in the 200-yard medley (1:46.41) and 400-yard freestyle (3:53.07) relays at the MAC Championships.
07-08/08-09: Second Team All-MAC 07-08/08-09: Academic All-MAC AS A JUNIOR (2008-09) Had a phenomenal junior campaign and was named to the All-MAC second team following an outstanding meet at the Mid-American Conference Championships…Continued to excel academically as she earned Academic All-MAC honors for the second consecutive season…Garnered Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week Honors (Nov. 4) After tallying four individual victories in addition to assisting with one first and three second place relay finishes…Was named co-MVP along side Katie Carter for the 2008-09 season…Registered 28 individual top-five performances, including 16 victories…Swept both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events on five different occasions, achieving the feat against Ohio, Miami, Marshall, Buffalo and Toledo…Additional wins include 50-yard freestyle against Oakland and Eastern Michigan; 100-yard freestyle against Ball State, Bowling Green and at the Zippy Invitational; the 200-yard freestyle against St. Francis and Youngstown State; as well as the 100-yard breaststroke race against St. Francis…Swam a significant number of relay races for the Zips, registering 21 top five finishes while recording seven victories…Notched a pair of top five finishes at the MAC Championship meet, finishing third in the 50-yard freestyle after setting a school record in the preliminary event (22.72)…Also finished third in the 100-yard freestyle, setting a school and personal standard with a 50.07 timestamp… 100-yard breaststroke event saw her tap in at ninth, with another school record and time of 1:02.78…Swam on all four record-setting relay teams at MACs, helping UA to fifth place finishes in the 400-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relay events and seventh place finishes
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Moved into second all-time with a mark of 23.81 in the 50-yard freestyle at the MAC Championships (2/14-2/17/07) … finished the season with 10 top five performances – including one victory against Bowling Green with a time of 24.53 in the 50-yard freestyle (1/13/07) … also added 10 relay top five finishes – including two victories against Eastern Michigan (1/20/07) when she swam the opening leg of the 200-yard medley relay team (1:48.92) and the anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:39.33) … also swam the anchor leg of the 200-yard medley relay team that recorded the second-best time (1:45.86) in school history at the MAC meet. ARCHBISHOP RYAN HIGH SCHOOL First athlete in school history to achieve first-team All-Catholic honors in three sports (swimming, volleyball and track) … received the Wendy’s High School Heisman and also earned team MVP honors during her senior season … part of four Philadelphia AllCatholic League Championships and was named a first-team All-Catholic selection for four consecutive years (2003-2006) … finished second in the 50 freestyle at the Eastern Championships. PERSONAL Daughter of Steve and Peggy Zielinski … has a younger brother, Daniel (18) … majoring in nursing … born Aug. 3, 1988 … enjoys boating, wake boarding, dancing and reading. Zielinski's Top Times YEAR EVENT TIME 2008-09 50 FreEstyle* 22.72 2008-09 100 Freestyle* 50.07 2008-09 100 Breaststroke* 1:02.78 *Denotes School Record
Getting to Know Steph... Major: Nursing Favorite moment in athletic career: MACs ‘09 Favorite swimmer/athlete: Aaron Piersol Favorite place in Akron: The Fish Tank! Dream job: To be a certified Registered Nurse Anestistist Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: Swenson’s Favorite store: Charlotte Russe Words to live by: Carpe Diem!
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Senior Superlatives: Voted... *Most Enthusiastic *Most Dependable
J U N I O R S
Julie Reynolds Jayne Malloy
Amanda angeloff Did you know??
Jacquie Paumier tried out for American Idol? 25
STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |ANGELOFF •BANKOVICH
Diver | 5-3 | Junior-2L Barberton, Ohio | Barberton HS
Backstroke | 5-3 | Junior-2L Greensburg, Pa. | Greater Latrobe HS
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Consistently dove into the top five slots 18 times, finishing among the top three divers on eight different occasions in 2008-09…Registered a pair of second place finishes from the 3-meter springboard against Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green…Swept third place from both boards against Ball State and Oakland… Added third place finishes in 3-meter diving against Miami and 1-meter diving against Eastern Michigan…Had a strong showing at the Zippy Invitational finishing fourth from both springboards…Also registered fourth place finishes from both boards against Toledo… Picked up a fifth place finish in 3-meter diving at the Mid-American Conference Championships, while finishing 14th from the 1-meter board.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Amassed 20 top 10 finishes, including four top five marks on the year as a backstroke specialist…Assisted with relay duties, picking up three top five finishes…Highest finish on the year came against Youngstown State in the 200 individual medley as Bankovich tapped in at third in a time of 2:19.22…Also notched a fourth place finish in the 100-yard backstroke against Youngstown State…Took fifth in the 200-yard individual medley against St. Francis…Set a personal standard in the 100-yard breaststroke against Toledo finishing sixth in a time of 1:13.25…Also set a personal best time in the 200-yard breaststroke against Bowling Green, finishing fourth in a time of 2:42.11… Had a record-setting appearance at the Mid-American Conference Championships, setting personal best marks in three events, including the 200-yard individual medley (29, 2:12.99), 100-yard backstroke (23, 1:00.11) and 200-yard backstroke (26, 2:12.30)...Garnered Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) In her first season as a Zip, Angeloff registered 15 top three finishes from both the 1-Meter and 3-Meter boards…Captured her first collegiate victory with a first place finish in the 3-meter diving competition against Bowling Green…Tallied first place victories from the 3-meter springboard against Toledo and Youngstown State…Claimed a pair of second place finishes against Ball State...Angeloff’s marks against Marshall and Oakland also garnered her second place finishes in the 3-meter competition…From the 1-meter board she also registered second place victories against Bowling Green and Youngstown State…Added four third place finishes in 1-meter diving against Oakland, Buffalo, Ohio and Eastern Michigan…Competed in the Mid-American Conference Championships where she managed a ninth place finish in the 1-meter diving event…Competed in the Zone C NCAA Diving Qualifier where she finished 29th on the 3-meter and 32nd on the 1-meter board. AT BARBERTON HIGH SCHOOL A four-year letterwinner … set and broke her own diving record each year … went to the state meet all four years and placed fifth in 2006 and 2007 … was named an All-American as a junior and senior … named to the Akron Beacon Journal first team both years … was the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Akron Touchdown Club Diver of the Year … a three-time team MVP honoree.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Bankovich registered 11 top five finishes for the Zips in her first season as a backstroke specialist...Top finish came against Youngstown State in the 100-yard backstroke event... Added fourth place finishes against Bowling Green State and Toledo in both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events as well as the 200-yard individual medley...Notched fifth place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke event against Ball State, Oakland, Buffalo and Toledo... Assisted with 200-yard medley fourth and fifth place relay finishes against Miami and Marshall respectively. AT GREATER LATROBE HIGH SCHOOL A backstroker who placed at the W.P.I.A.L. conference meet all four years … in 2007 placed fourth, took third her sophomore and junior year … also participated in field hockey. PERSONAL Daughter of Greg and Shirley Bell … has one sister, Bethany (26) … Bethany swam for Clarion University, holds two university records … speaks Spanish … born June 19, 1989.
PERSONAL Daughter of Mike and Jean Angeloff … has one brother, Kyle (24) … born Feb. 7, 1989. Bankovich's Top Times
Angeloff's Top Dives YEAR 2007-08 2007-08
EVENT 1-meter 3-meter
Score 251.70 298.95
Getting to Know Amanda... Major: Sport Management Favorite moment in athletic career: Making it to Diving Zones freshman year Favorite swimmer/athlete: Laura Wilkinson Favorite place in Akron: Starbucks Dream job: Working in a college athletic setting Must have electronic device(s): Cell phone Favorite fast food spot: Subway Favorite store: Walmart Words to live by: Think positive and stay strong
Junior Superlatives: Voted... *Most Quiet
YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 100 backstroke 200 backstroke 200 im
Time 1:00.11 2:12.30 2:12.99
Getting to Know Brittany... Major: Biology Favorite moment in athletic career: Buying groceries with Jessica on the training trip sophomore year Favorite swimmer/athlete: Evgeni Malkin Favorite place in Akron: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Dream job: Zoo veterinarian Must have electronic device(s): iPod, phone Favorite fast food spot: A & W Favorite store: H & M Words to live by: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” - Benjamin Franklin
Junior Superlatives: Voted... *Team Artist *Class Clown *Least Likely Embarrassed
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |MALLOY •PAUMIER
Diver | 5-7 | Junior-2L Solon, Ohio | Solon HS
Diver | 5-3 | Junior-2L North Canton, Ohio | Hoover HS
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Dove into the top five slot 15 times…Notched a score of 245.70 from the 3-meter springboard against Youngstown State en route to a second place finish…Swept third place from both boards against Ohio to open the 2008-09 season…Also picked up third place finishes from the 3-meter board against Buffalo and 1-meter board against Bowling Green…Finished fourth on three separate occasions, including 3-meter diving sessions against Oakland and Bowling Green as well as 1-meter board against Buffalo…Placed ninth at the Mid-American Conference Championships from the 1-meter board, taking 15th from the 3-meter board... Garnered Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention. AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Dove in all 12 meets for the Zips as a freshman, registering 16 top five finishes from both boards...Top performances include her first career victory in the 1-meter diving event against Youngstown State...Scored second place finishes in the 3-meter events against Youngstown State and Toledo...Added a trio of third place finishes from the 1-meter board against Ball State, Marshall and Bowling Green...Also notched third place finishes in 3-meter diving against Oakland and Eastern Michigan. AT SOLON HIGH SCHOOL A three-time All-American ... four-time state qualifier and letterwinner... holds two academic letters ... was a three-time team MVP ... as a senior was named captain of the diving team. PERSONAL Daughter of John and Erin Malloy … has one sibling, J.T. (24) … grandfather, Robert Malloy, played baseball for the Cincinnati Reds … born Nov. 2, 1988.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08) Found a place among the top 10 divers 15 times in 2008-09, picking up eight top five finishes…Had a career day on the boards against Eastern Michigan, taking second place in 1-meter diving with a personal best score of 257.40 and third from the 3-meter board with a personal best score of 245.70…Dove into second place against Youngstown State from the 1-meter board…Picked up a fourth place finish from the 3-meter springboard against Youngstown State while amassing four fifth place finishes in 3-meter diving against Ohio, Miami, Ball State and Oakland…Took 13th place from the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards at the Mid-American Conference Championships...Garnered Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention. AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07) Dove in 11 meets for Akron last season...Constantly improved as the season progressed claiming nine top five finishes in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events...Highest finishes on the year came against Youngstown State where she placed third in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events...Added third place finishes in the 3-meter event against Toledo while also finishing fourth against Bowling Green. AT HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL A three-year letterwinner … did not start diving until her sophomore year … as a senior was team captain and participated in the state meet … was named one of Hoover’s top five 2007 athletes … a two-time first team All-Federal League and All-Stark County team … in 2006 placed 11th at the state meet … an honor roll student all four years. PERSONAL Daughter of Richard and Anna Paumier … has two brothers, Tony (16) and Mike (11) … was part of the Junior Olympics gymnastics team … born Sept. 24, 1989.
Malloy's Top Dives YEAR 2007-08 2007-08
EVENT 1-meter 3-meter
Score 237.28 232.57
Getting to Know Jayne... Major: Special Education Favorite moment in athletic career: Katie Carter sweeping 1 & 3-meter diving events at MACs Favorite swimmer/athlete: Shaq Favorite place in Akron: My couch at home Dream job: Trophy wife! Must have electronic device(s): Gameboy Favorite fast food spot: Jimmy John’s Favorite store: Target Words to live by: “Another day, another dollar”
Junior Superlatives: Voted... *Most Carefree *Most Argumentative
Paumier's Top Dives YEAR 2007-08 2007-08
EVENT 1-meter 3-meter
Score 251.70 298.95
Getting to Know Jacquie... Major: Early Childhood Education Favorite moment in athletic career: Making the top 11 in both boards in prelims at MACs last year Favorite swimmer/athlete: Nastia Liukin Favorite place in Akron: Barley House Dream job: To teach 3rd graders Must have electronic device(s): Phone and iPod at Meets, phone and computer at home Favorite fast food spot: Wendy’s Favorite store: Vanity and Dots Words to live by: “Live for your expectations and no one elses”
Junior Superlatives: Voted... *Class Professor *Class Musician *Most Dependable
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |REYNOLDS •WOLF
Breaststroke | 5-9 | Junior-2L Wyoming, Ohio | Wyoming HS
Free - Butterfly | 5-5 | Junior-2L Canton, Ohio | Canton Central Catholic HS
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09) Registered 21 top five finishes, including a pair of second place marks on the year…Assisted with 10 top five relay finishes, including wins in the 200-yard medley against Marshall and 400-yard medley relay against Ball State… Took second in the 200-yard individual medley events against Marshall and St. Francis… Opened the season with a trio of third place finishes against Ohio, including the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard individual medley…Also picked up a third place finish against Miami in the 200-yard individual medley…Notched an impressive third place finish in the 400-yard individual medley at the Zippy Invitational…Tapped in at fourth against Buffalo in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke also taking fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke against Toledo…Set a pair of personal best marks at the Mid-American Conference Championships, doing so in the 100-yard breaststroke (23, 1:05.88) and 200-yard breaststroke (23, 2:22.59)....Was a member of the school record-setting 200-yard medley relay team which notched a seventh place finish at the MAC Championships in a time of 1:44.40.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09) Picked up 21 top 10 finishes, including eight top five placements on the year…Assisted with 14 UA relay top five finishes on the year… Notched a second place finish in the 100-yard freestyle against St. Francis in a time of 54.68, adding a third place finish in the 200-yard individual medley…Also registered a third place finish in the 50-yard freestyle against Marshall…Earned five fifth place finishes across the season, beginning with the season opener against Ohio where Wolf notched a fifth place mark in the 50-yard freestyle…Tapped in at fifth against Youngstown State in the 500-yard freestyle, swimming the event for the first time on the 2008-09 campaign…Took fifth place in the 100-yard butterfly against Buffalo…Picked up a pair of fifth place finishes against Bowling Green, doing so in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle events…Had an impressive outing at the Mid-American Conference Championships, setting personal standards in three events…Turned in a time of 24.46 in the 50-yard freestyle (32); 59.19 in the 100-yard butterfly (30) and 53.08 in the 100-yard freestyle (31)…Swam on the school record-setting 200-yard freestyle relay team at the MAC Championships which finished in 1:34.22 en route to a seventh place finish...Garnered Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08) Reynolds recorded 15 top five finishes for the Zips in individual competition last year... Also contributed to four top five relay finishes ...Top finish came in the 400-yard individual medley against Miami where she claimed second place with a time of 4:48.37...Secured a second place finish against Toledo and a third place finish against Eastern Michigan in the 200-yard individual medley event...In breaststroke competition in 2008, Reynolds had six finishes in fifth place or better...A fourth place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke event came against Buffalo while she also added fifth place finishes against Oakland, Ohio, and Bowling Green...In the 200-yard breaststroke event finished fourth against Buffalo while also registering a fifth place finish against Bowling Green...In Mid-American Conference Championships finished 15th in the 400-yard medley event posting a career best time with 4:33.47. AT WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL A strong breaststroke and individual medley swimmer … won the 100 breast at the 2005, 2006 and 2007 district meet … in 2007 was a state consolation finalist in the 200 IM … was part of a record-breaking 200 medley team at the 2007 district meet, the same team also placed third at the state meet … a 2006 YMCA All-American in the 200 medley relay and a 2004 YMCA All-American in the 50 breast … played four years of volleyball. PERSONAL Daughter of Randy and Chris Reynolds … has two older sisters, Michelle (26) and Jamie (22) … sister Michelle swam at Miami (Ohio) … born Jan. 13, 1989. REYNOLDs' Top Times YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2007-08 2007-09
EVENT Time 100 breaststroke 1:05.88 200 breaststroke 2:25.59 200 im 2:09.97 400 IM 4:33.47
Getting to Know Julie... Major: Sales Management/Marketing Favorite moment in athletic career: Medley relay at MACs 2009 Favorite swimmer/athlete: Ryan Lochte Favorite place in Akron: Training room Dream job: To work in car sales Must have electronic device(s): Must have blackberry all the time!! Favorite fast food spot: Burger King with Jayne Favorite store: Target Words to live by: Always be fierce!
Junior Superlatives: Voted... *Most Business Like *Most Talkative *Most Unique Laugh 28
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AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08) Wolf amassed 12 top five finishes individually while contributing to 13 top five relay finishes in the 07-08 campaign...Tapped the wall second in the 100-yard butterfly against Toledo... Finished third in the 50-yard freestyle against Youngstown State...Wolf added third place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly event against Miami and Marshall...Swam as a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay teams which clinched first place victories over Bowling Green and Toledo...Added a second place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay over Miami... At the Mid-American Conference Championships finished seventh in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a 1:36.27 timestamp. AT CANTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL A four time team MVP … was a state qualifier all four years … as a senior went to state in the 100 free and 200 medley relay … placed fifth in the 200 medley relay as a junior … set seven high school records. PERSONAL Daughter of Dennis and Mary Wolf … has three siblings, Peter (25), Connor (23), and Josh (19) … born June 30, 1988. Wolf's Top Times YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 50 Freestyle 100 Butterfly 100 Freestyle
Time 24.46 59.19 53.08
Getting to Know Brigid... Major: Early Childhood Education Favorite moment in athletic career: Junior year at HS state meet Favorite swimmer/athlete: Dara Torres Favorite place in Akron: Gage Street/Rob’s Cafeteria Dream job: Teach second grade and coach HS swimming Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: irrelevant Favorite store: Marc’s!
Junior Superlatives: Voted... *Best Smile *Most Easily Embarrassed
Paige MACK Leeanna hoover
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |AKROMAS •BOWLING
Diver | 5-4 | Sophomore-1L Solon, Ohio | Solon HS
Free - Distance | 5-7 | Sophomore-1L Cincinnati, Ohio | Anderson HS
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08) Amassed 18 top ten finishes on the year with seven performances among the top five divers…First collegiate meet came against Ohio, picking up a pair of seventh place finishes from both boards…Swept fourth place from both boards against Eastern Michigan…Dove into eighth place from the 1-meter board at the Zippy Invite, finishing 15th from the 3-meter springboard…Finished in third place from the 1-meter and fourth place from the 3-meter board against Buffalo…Dove for a career high 225.53 points in 1-meter and career-high 231.75 points in 3-meter boards en route to a pair of sixth place finishes against Toledo…Finished 12th in 1-meter diving at Mid-American Conference Championships.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08) Registered 11 top five finishes in just eight meets on the year before being sidelined by injury…Also contributed on five top five relay performances…Set a season best first time swimming the 1650-yard freestyle, picking up the victory with a 17:34.57 timestamp in the meet against Ball State…Recorded a second place finish in first collegiate swim in the 1000yard freestyle against Ohio University with a career-best time of 10:22.58...Also notched second place finishes in the 1000-yard freestyle against Miami, Youngstown State and Oakland…Finished in the points at Zippy Invitational, recording several season best times; including the 1650-yard freestyle (17:46.70, ninth) 500-yard freestyle (5:06.29, 11th) and 200-yard freestyle (1:57.42, 22nd)…Finished season with a fourth place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle against Marshall.
AT SOLON HIGH SCHOOL A four time All-American...Lettered all four years...Attended states each year of her high school career...Finished 12th place at States as a freshman and was fifth as a sophomore... Earned her highest finish at the State Championships as a junior finishing third...Added a seventh place finish in her senior year...Akromas captained the diving squad as a senior. PERSONAL Daughter of Doug and Carol Akromas...Has two sisters Kayla (18) and Andrea (16)...Born Oct. 8th, 1989.
AT ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL Named to Fort Ancient Valley Conference team all four years of high school ... as a senior was named All-Ohio team ... Captained the swim team as a senior and led them to a conference championship after placing second the previous three years ... was a three time YMCA National qualifier ... in 2008 was a finalist in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.37) and 1650-yard freestyle (17:22) ... was named a USA Sectional Qualifier ... a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society. PERSONAL Daughter of Wendi Bowling ... has one brother, Garrett (19) ... volunteers at her local elementary school reading to children ... born Feb. 13, 1990.
AKROMAS' Top Dives YEAR 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 1-meter 3-meter
Bowling's Top Times Score 225.53 231.75
Getting to Know Aubrey... Major: Criminal Justice Favorite moment in athletic career: When Katie Carter won both boards at MACs Favorite swimmer/athlete: Katie Carter Favorite place in Akron: The Fish Tank Dream job: To work with people Must have electronic device(s): iPod and cell phone Favorite fast food spot: Euro Gyro Favorite store: Walmart Words to live by: Go big or go home
YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 500 Freestyle 1000 Freestyle 1650 Freestyle
Time 5:06.29 10:22.58 17:34.57
Getting to Know Meghan... Major: Middle Childhood Education Favorite swimmer/athlete: Roger Federer Dream job: Principal Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: Roy Rogers Favorite store: Target Words to live by: When you smile, the world smiles
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |FINNERTY•HOOVER
Freestyle | 5-9 | Sophomore-1L Mansfield, Ohio | St. Peter’s HS
Diver | 5-3 | Sophomore-1L Akron, Ohio | Firestone HS
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09) Registered 17 top five finishes in her freshman campaign, picking up a pair of wins over St. Francis in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke…The win in the 50-yard freestyle against St. Francis saw Finnerty record a personal best mark in a time of 54.20…Claimed a pair of second place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke against Marshall…Swept third place in both the 100yard and 200-yard backstroke events against MAC foe Toledo…Finished among the top 20 at the Zippy Invitational taking 20th in the 50yard freestyle, 19th in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events…Also set a personal best mark in the 100-yard backstroke at the Zippy Invitational with a time of 1:00.16 for the third-best time on the squad in 2008-09…Set a pair of personal best marks at the MidAmerican Conference Championships, logging a 24.57 in the 50-yard freestyle (34) and a 2:09.31 in the 200-yard backstroke for the second-fastest swim in the event on the season… Added 12 top five finishes in relay events, recording three wins.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09) Despite missing majority of the first half of the season due to injury, made a strong comeback, compiling 12 top 10 finishes…Eight top five performances on the year included sweeping second place honors from both boards against Buffalo…Swept third from both springboards against Toledo…Dove for an impressive 271.13 from the 3-meter springboard against Marshall for a career-best mark…Career best dive from the 1-meter board came against Bowling Green as Hoover scored 246.84 points for a second place finish…Also picked up a third place finish against Bowling Green from the 3-meter board…Made an immediate impact on the diving squad at the Zippy Invitational, competing in second collegiate meet by scoring points from both boards; earning a seventh place finish in 1-meter diving and 11th place mark in the 3-meter segment… Notched a pair of top 10 finishes at Mid-American Conference Championships, taking fourth place in the 3-meter event (256.95) and 10th from the 1-meter board (230.80).
AT ST. PETER’S HIGH SCHOOL Holds the school record in the 50 (24.8) and 100-yard freestyle (54.2) ... Was a top 16 state qualifier as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named All-Ohio all four years of high school... Team MVP all four years and captain as a senior ... Was a four year YMCA national qualifier in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle ... Also was a four year letterman and team captain in soccer.
AT FIRESTONE HIGH SCHOOL A three-year letterwinner in diving...Placed first at Sates as Senior also making States as Junior in diving competition...Distinction of being both an All-American and Athlete of the Year as a senior...Holds school record for 11 dives (481)...Four year honor roll member.
PERSONAL Daughter of Tom and Sheila Finnerty... Father played football at Miami University... Sister, Katie (27) swam for The University of Akron ... Sisters Molly (25) and Anne (23) played soccer for Xavier University ... Also has sister named Rose (17) ... Was an assistant swim coach for a summer league and taught swimming lessons ... Studies sign language ... Born April 2, 1990. FINNERTY's Top Times YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 backstroke
Time 24.57 54.20 L 2:09.31
Getting to Know Meg... Major: Early Childhood Education Favorite moment in athletic career: Being a district champion for two years and making states all four years in HS Favorite swimmer/athlete: Ryan Lochte cause he’s good looking! Favorite place in Akron: Gage Street Dream job: Teacher Must have electronic device(s): Cell phone Favorite fast food spot: Burger King Favorite store: Target
PERSONAL Daughter of Raymond and Jimilee Hoover...Has two older siblings, Aaron (24) and Christy (22)...Born December 4th, 1989...Majoring in Physical Therapy.
Hoover'S Top Dives YEAR 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 1-meter 3-meter
Score 246.81 271.13
Getting to Know Leeanna... Major: Physical Therapy Favorite moment in athletic career: Winning States Favorite swimmer/athlete: LeBron James Favorite place in Akron: Downtown Dream job: Physical therapist for athletes Must have electronic device(s): Blackberry Favorite fast food spot: Swenson’s Favorite store: Wet Seal, Abercrombie & Fitch Words to live by: Always live through passion, when one lives through passion, one can not have regrets
Sophomore Superlatives: Voted... *Most Courteous
Sophomore Superlatives: Voted... *Best Smile *Most Dependable *Most Talkative
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES | ICKES•MACK
Butterfly | 5-9 | Sophomore-1L Fremont, Ohio | Fremont Ross HS
Diver | 5-6 | Sophomore-1L Lexington, Ohio | Lexington HS
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09) Had an impressive freshman campaign, picking up 28 top five finishes, including four victories…Won the 50-yard freestyle against Ball State and Bowling Green in addition to sweeping the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events against Youngstown State…Tapped the wall second on three separate occasions, finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle against Marshall, the 100-yard freestyle against Buffalo and 100-yard butterfly against Bowling Green…Finished among the top 30 swimmers in all events at the Mid-American Conference Championships, including the 50-yard freestyle (24, 24.04), the 100-yard butterfly (27, 58.29) and the 100-yard freestyle (29, 52.52)… Big addition to the UA relay squad, assisting on 13 top five finishes including four wins...Was a member of the school record-setting 200-yard medley relay team at the MAC Championships which finished seventh in a time of 1:44.40 and the 200-yard freestyle relay which also finished seventh at the event, in a school-record shattering 1:34.22.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09) Picked up seven top ten finishes on the year despite being sidelined by injury for majority of the season…First collegiate dive came against Youngstown State, picking up a pair of sixth place finishes from both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards…Finished among the top 30 divers at the Zippy Invitational with a 26th place finish from the 3-meter board and 27th place finish on the 1-meter board… Dove for personal bests in both diving events against Marshall, scoring 176.63 points from the 1-meter board and 178.95 on the 3-meter springboard…Notched seventh and eighth place finishes in 3-meter and 1-meter events respectively against Toledo…Finished seventh from both boards against Bowling Green…Scored 134.30 points from the 1-meter board and 151.80 from the 3-meter board en route to a pair of 23rd place finishes at the Mid-American Conference Championships.
AT FREMONT ROSS HIGH SCHOOL Was a Northwest district and state qualifier all four years of high school ... As a senior was a member of the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay teams which broke school records with times of 1:36.95 and 3:36.87 ...Swam on the 200-yard relay took fourth place at state and the 400-yard team took 13th overall ... Individually as a senior in the state meet, placed 14th in the 100-yard freestyle (53.47) ... Took 17th in the 100-yard butterfly (59.08) ...As a senior was named co-captain and co-MVP ... Received the All-American Scholastic Award and OSHAA Scholar Athlete award ... Additionally, received the All-American honor and was named to the All-Ohio team. PERSONAL Daughter of Scott and Ellen Ickes... brother, Jake (22), is majoring in aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati ... born July 9, 1990.
AT LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Was a four year letterwinner in diving... Named second team All-Ohio Cardinal Conference as a freshman and junior, received first team honors as a senior ... Qualified for the state meet and named third team all-district as a junior and senior ... Also as a senior, set the OCC diving record ... Was named Diver of the Year and most valuable swimmer/diver ... Participated in track and field earning four varsity letters ... Placed eighth at districts in the high jump. PERSONAL Daughter of Bob and Kathy Mack ... has one sibling, Joey (29) ... born May 2, 1990.
MACK'S Top Dives YEAR 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 1-meter 3-meter
Score 176.63 178.95
ICKES' Top Times YEAR 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
EVENT 50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 100 butterfly
Time 24.04 52.52 58.29
Getting to Know Jessica... Major: Biology Favorite place in Akron: Rob’s Cafeteria Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: Taco Bell Favorite store: Forever 21 Words to live by: Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.
Getting to Know Paige... Major: Psychology Favorite moment in athletic career: When Katie Carter won both 1-meter and 3-meter at MACs Favorite swimmer/athlete: LeBron James Favorite place in Akron: Fish Tank Dream job: To become the best rapper alive Must have electronic device(s): rather not have anything Favorite fast food spot: BK Favorite store: Target Words to live by: Everything happens for a reason
Sophomore Superlatives: Voted... Sophomore Superlatives: Voted... Most Enthusiastic *Class Professor *Class Musician
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Getting to Know Jessica...
Major: Business Favorite moment in athletic career: Breaking HS 200 medley relay record Favorite swimmer/athlete: Peyton Manning Favorite place in Akron: Rob’s Dream job: President of Disney World Must have electronic device(s): TIVO Favorite fast food spot: Steak n’ Shake Favorite store: Target Words to live by: “Nobody puts baby in the corner.” - Patrick Swayze
Getting to Know Rebecca E... Major: Physical Therapy Favorite moment in athletic career: Senior year Favorite swimmer/athlete: DeSean Jackson Favorite place in Akron: Student Union Dream job: First female president Must have electronic device(s): iPod, phone Favorite fast food spot: McDonald’s Favorite store: The whole mall Words to live by: “Together we can” - Obama
Getting to Know Rachel H...
Major: Biology Favorite moment in athletic career: Going to States my senior year Favorite swimmer/athlete: Michael Phelps Favorite place in Akron: My bed Dream job: Not sure what i want to do, but i want to be successful! Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: Chipotle Favorite store: Giant Eagle Words to live by: Leave no doubt/greatness is an act of will
Getting to Know Molly...
Major: Nursing Favorite moment in athletic career: Winning sectionals Junior year of HS Favorite swimmer/athlete: Dara Torres Favorite place in Akron: Rob’s Cafe Dream job: Actress, be famous! Must have electronic device(s): Phone Favorite fast food spot: McDonald’s Favorite store: Target Words to live by: Live well, love much, laugh often
Getting to Know Rebecca Z... Major: Childhood development Favorite moment in athletic career: Winning districts as a team Favorite swimmer/athlete: Casey Hampton Favorite place in Akron: Hungry Howie’s Dream job: Pilot Must have electronic device(s): iPod, cell phone Favorite fast food spot: Chipotle Favorite store: Pac Sun Words to live by: Live simply...simply live
F R E S H M E N
Getting to Know Kelsea...
Major: Social Work Favorite moment in athletic career: Junior year, HS States Favorite swimmer/athlete: Natalie Coughlin Favorite place in Akron: Student Union Dream job: Social Worker Must have electronic device(s): Cell phone Favorite fast food spot: KFC Favorite store: American Eagle Words to live by: “Life is a promise, fulfill it” - Mother Theresa
Getting to Know Courtney...
Major: Pre-Physical Therapy Favorite moment in athletic career: Making it to states individually Favorite swimmer/athlete: Aaron Peirsol Favorite place in Akron: Rob’s Cafe Dream job: Physical Therapist Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: McDonald’s Favorite store: Anthropology Words to live by: No matter where you are, there you will be
Getting to Know Katie...
Major: Interior Design Favorite moment in athletic career: Earning AllAmerican status in the hundred Favorite swimmer/athlete: Ian Thorpe Favorite place in Akron: Rob’s! Dream job: Any kind of designer Must have electronic device(s): My LG Vu and Macbook Pro Favorite fast food spot: Panda express Favorite store: Neiman Marcus Words to live by: “For myself, losing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the
water knowing I could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I ‘ve ever been in.” - Ian Thorpe
Getting to Know Rachel S... Major: Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy Favorite moment in athletic career: Sectionals ‘09 Favorite swimmer/athlete: Hines Ward Favorite place in Akron: Rob’s Must have electronic device(s): iPod Favorite fast food spot: Rita’s Favorite store: Earth Bound
Freshmen Superlatives: Voted... *Most Easily Embarrassed (entire class)
STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |BREYMIER • CROSS • EMERICH • FISCHBACH
Breaststroke | 5-7 | Freshman-HS Indianapolis, Ind. | North Central HS
Backstroke | 5-4 | Freshman-HS Downingtown, Pa. | Downingtown -West HS
AT NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL As a junior, helped North Central to a Sectional Championship while finishing fifth at States...Was a sectional champion in the 500-yard freestyle event... Named USA Swimming Scholastic All-American as a junior...Also honored by National Collegiate Scouting Association as Female Student Athlete of the Year in Swimming... Finished as sectional runner-up and took fifth place at States...As a sophomore earned All-American honors in the 200-yard medley relay...Was a state qualifier in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard medley relay...Earnered All-State honors in the 200-yard medley relay...Was an All-Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference and All-MIC Academic selection as a sophomore...Junior National Qualified in the 100-yard breaststroke...Helped North Central to a sectional runner-up finish and third place finish at States...All-American Consideration in the 100-yard breaststroke as a freshman...Was an All-MIC and All-MIC Academic honoree in her first year at North Central...Marion County Champion in the 100-yard breaststroke...Holds school record in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.67)...Was a two-time National Honor Society honoree and three-time honor roll member.
AT DOWNINGTOWN WEST HIGH SCHOOL Served as team captain in her senior year...Helped Downingtown West finish with a perfect 12-0 record and Ches-Mont League Championship...Also qualified for Districts before season ended due to illness...Helped team to a 10-2 record and second place finish in the Ches-Mont League...Was a state qualifier in the 100yard backstroke (1:00.54) and finished 19th at the PIAA State meet as a sophomore...Also qualified for Districts, finishing seventh in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.01) at the PIAA District I meet...Was a district qualifier in her first year at Downingtown-West. Holds school records in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.44), 200-yard individual medley (2:16.49) and 100-yard backstroke (1:00.54) and is also a member of the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay record holding teams. PERSONAL Daughter of Brian and Deborah...Father is a teacher and played football in college...Mother is a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania-New Bolton Center, where Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby horse was treated...Enjoys playing piano, clarinet and the harmonica...Also likes hunting and the outdoors.
PERSONAL Daughter of Ron and Beth...Has one younger brother, Ben (15)...Grandfather played football at Purdue University...Distant relative of Joe “Flash” Gordon, the former second baseman for the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians who won the American League MVP award in 1942...Enjoys swimming, boating, hiking, crafts and volunteering.
Backstroke | 5-3 | Freshman-HS Columbus, Ind. | Columbus North HS
Butterfly | 5-6 | Freshman-HS Westerville, Ohio | Westerville North HS
AT COLUMBUS NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Amassed five top-five finishes as a junior, including wins in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard medley relay...Set high school records in the 100-yard backstroke (57.28) and 200-yard medley relay (1:48.16)...Took first place in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard medley relay at Sectionals and Conference meets, finishing among the top-eight performers at both meets...As a freshman, finished first in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard medley relay while taking second in the 200-yard individual medley at Sectionals and Conference meets... Finished among top-12 in all events at State meet.
AT WESTERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Won Ohio Capital Conference Championship in the 100yard butterfly as a senior...Was named Most Outstanding Female Swimmer in her senior campaign also claiming the Ohio Capital Conference Scholar Athlete award in 2008-09...Received Outstanding Scholar Athlete award as a junior...A four year letter winner and four year state qualifier, Fischbach was honored as Most Valuable Freshman Swimmer in her first year at Westerville North...Member of the National Honor Society...A member of the New Albany Aquatics Club.
PERSONAL Daughter of Bryan and Melissa...Has a younger sister, Taylor (15) and two chihuahuas... Enjoyed learning Spanish for three years...Also played fastpitch softball for eight years.
PERSONAL Daughter of Michael and Karen Fischbach...Three older siblings, Kyle (24), Kurt (23) and Tori (22)...Parents are both Ohio University graduates...Enjoys playing cello and has a keen eye for photography.
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STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES |HUNSINGER • MILES • RASPOPOVICH • SZYMKOWIAK
Freestyle - Sprints | 5-6 | Freshman-HS Mentor, Ohio | Mentor HS
Butterfly | 5-5 | Freshman-HS Mars, Pa. | Mars Area HS
AT MENTOR HIGH SCHOOL Hunsinger was a four-year letterwinner and fouryear sectional competitor, making three consecutive appearances at State Championships while at Mentor... Garnered All-American honors as a seniorm junior and sophomore in the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay events...Assisted the 200-yard freestyle relay team to a sixth place finish at states as senior and top-16 finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay...Made state meet as a junior, assisting on a third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay...Helped the 200-yard freestyle relay team to a fifth place finish at states as a sophomore...Holds school records in the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay...Graduated high school with honors.
AT MARS AREA HIGH SCHOOL Honored as a Scholastic All-American by Allegheny Mountain Swimming as a senior...As a junior qualified for the WPIAL and PIAA in the 200-yard medley relay, placing fifth at the PIAA State meet in the 200-yard medley relay...Earned a fifth place finish in the 100yard butterfly and sixth place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the WPIAL meet...Finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly at the PIAA State meet as a junior...Took fourth place in the 200-yard individual medley at the WPIAL District meet as a sophomore also finishing sixth in the 100-yard butterfly...Named Most Valuable Player of High School swim team as a junior and sophomore...Named Rookie of the Year for swimming as a freshman...Holds school record for 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle...Is also a member of school record holding relay team for 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle medley events.
PERSONAL Daughter of David and Tina...Two younger brothers, William (14) and Maverick (12)...Father ran track at The Ohio State University...Loves watching movies and really bad television shows.
PERSONAL Daughter of Paul and Anne...Has an older brother, Nathan (22).
Freestyle - Sprints | 5-8 | Freshman-HS Melbourne, Australia | Grapevine HS
Freestyle | 6-1 | Freshman-HS Bethel Park, Pa. | Bethel Park HS
AT GRAPEVINE HIGH SCHOOL Garnered All-American status and All-State honors in the 100-yard butterfly as a senior...Received All-American honors 200-yard free relay as a junior...Voted team’s Most Valuable Player...Was a District Champion in the 100-yard backstroke and won a Regional bronze medal in the 100-yard backstroke as a junior...State qualifier in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle relay...All-State honoree in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle...All-American honors in the 200yard freestyle relay as a sophomore...Voted Most Improved on the team as a freshman.
AT BETHEL PARK HIGH SCHOOL Finished as the WPIAL champion in the 500 freestyle all four years...Zimmer was named Almanac MVP Swimmer of the Year in addition to finishing as a finalist for Female Athlete of the Year in 2009...Was WPIAL champion in the 200 freestyle two years and finished second two years... Also holds the school record in 200-yard freestyle event (1:50.00)...Was a 13-time WPIAL medal winner and an 11-time PIAA medal winner...Holds a WPIAL record as part of the 400 freestyle relay team in 2008...Earned All-American Honors 14 times in her career.
PERSONAL Daughter of Douglas and Susan...Has an older sister, Jessica (19) who swam at TCU and younger brother, John (16)...Loves art.
PERSONAL Daughter of Tony and Kathy...Has two older siblings, Amy (21) and AJ (22)...Father played basketball at Waynesburg College and brother played basketball at Lock Haven University... Enjoys skiing and the outdoors.
MOLLY RASPOPOVICH Backstroke | 5-8 | Freshman-HS Crown Point, Ind. | Crown Point HS AT CROWN POINT HIGH SCHOOL Served as team captain and was a four-time MVP at Crown Point...Led team to a perfect 12-0 record and Sectional championship as a junior...Also received AllAmerican honors in the 100-yard backstroke as a junior and sophomore....Holds school record in 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke as well as the 200-medley and 400-yard freestyle relays...Lettered and received the Sportsmanship Award in Volleyball. PERSONAL Daughter of Randall and Margaret...Has two younger sisters, Gabrielle (16) and Hannah (14)...Enjoys spending time with friends and works as a lifeguard.
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2008-09 REVIEW |RESULTS
2008-09 Results (6-6 Overall, 2-5 MAC)
Date Sat., Oct. 11 Fri., Oct. 17 Fri., Oct. 31 Sat., Nov. 01 Fri., Nov. 07 Sat., Nov. 08 Fri., Nov. 14 Sat., Nov. 15 Dec. 5-7 Sat., Jan. 10 Fri., Jan. 16 Sat., Jan. 24 Fri., Jan. 30 Sat., Feb. 07 Feb. 25-28
Opponent Intra-squad/Alumni Meet Tom Stubbs Relays OHIO* MIAMI (OHIO) * Ball State * Eastern Michigan/Xavier * YOUNGSTOWN STATE Oakland ZIPPY INVITATIONAL MARSHALL ST. FRANCIS (PA) Buffalo* TOLEDO* Bowling Green* MAC Championships
Location Akron, Ohio at Bowling Green, Ohio Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio at Muncie, Ind. at Ypsilanti, Mich. Akron, Ohio at Rochester, Mich. Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio at Buffalo, N.Y. Akron, Ohio at Bowling Green, Ohio at Bowling Green, Ohio
Score (Result) DNS DNS 163 - 136 (W) 111 - 189 (L) 149 - 151 (L) 122 - 172 (L/W) 155 - 77 (W) 125 - 175 (L) 3-of-13 145 - 90 (W) 129 - 74 (W) 137 - 163 (L) 134 - 163 (L) 158 - 140 (W) 5-of-8/347 points
* Denotes MAC meet • CAPS denotes home meet
Swimming in the Right Direction...
• The UA Swimming and Diving program posted a 6-6 overall record in the 2008-09 season, tallying three more wins than the previous season. • Established dominance at home, racking up a 5-1 mark at Ocasek Natatorium. • Zips broke 13 school records at the 2009 MidAmerican Conference Championships. • Akron finished fifth at the MAC Championships in 2009, marking a two place improvement from the previous season. • Notched a third place finish at the 2008 Zippy Invitational for the highest finish at the event since winning in 2006 • 19 players combined to register 114 personalbest marks in 2008-09. • In the classroom, 13 Zips achieved GPAs of 3.0 or better to land on the Dean’s List. • Two team members received Academic All-MAC honors, while eight others received honorable mention. • Zips picked up three Swimmer/Diver of the Week Awards from the Mid-American Conference.
• Earned second team All-MAC honors after a recordshattering performance at the Mid-American Conference Championships for the second consecutive season. • Shattered three school records and assisted on four relay record-breaking swims. • Picked up MAC Swimmer of the Week Award (11/4/08) • Became the fourth Zip in program history to receive team’s MVP Award in back-to-back seasons.
• Recipient of the MAC Swimmer of the Week Award (11/18/09). • Bestowed Coaches’ Award for valiant contributions on the season. • Broke two school records (200 and 500 Free), contributing to three record-breaking relay swims.
• Broke a pair of school records at MAC Championships (100 and 200-yard Backstroke), assisting on a pair of relay record-breaking swims.
Madelyn Robinson... • Picked up the team’s Student-Athlete Award for the second consecutive year.
• Received Most Improved Performer Award. 36
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2008-09 REVIEW |MAC RESULTS
2009 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS FIFTH (EIGHT TEAMS) - 347 POINTS BOWLING GREEN, OHIO 50 Freestyle Steph Zielinski Jessica Ickes Brigid Wolf Melissa Gary Meg Finnerty
22.80 24.04 24.46 24.54 24.57
(3rd) (24th) (32nd) (33rd) (34th)
100 Freestyle Steph Zielinski Melissa Gary Jessica Ickes Brigid Wolf
50.07 52.47 52.52 53.08
(3rd) (27th) (29th) (31st)
200 Freestyle Cathryn Collins 1:49.89 Julia Gregos 1:51.85 Melissa Gary 1:52.82
(11th) (15th) (21st)
500 Freestyle Cathryn Collins 4:51.97 (5th) Julia Gregos 4:57.23 (15th) Kylie Bombrys 5:03.32 (22nd) Madelyn Robinson 5:08.09 (31st) 1650 Freestyle Julia Gregos 17:14.55 (16th) Madelyn Robinson 17:38.87 (25th) 100 Backstroke Kendall Karchner 55.32 (2nd) Brittany Bankovich 1:00.11 (23rd) Meg Finnerty 1:00.32 (24th) 200 Backstroke Kendall Karchner 2:01.01 (9th) Meg Finnerty 2:09.31 (24th) Brittany Bankovich 2:12.30 (26th)
100 Breaststroke Steph Zielinski 1:02.78 Julie Reynolds 1:05.88
200 Breaststroke Julie Reynolds 2:25.14
100 Butterfly Emily Bulkowski Kylie Bombrys Jessica Ickes Brigid Wolf
(11th) (20th) (27th) (30th)
56.03 57.82 58.29 59.19
200 Butterfly Emily Bulkowski 2:04.20 Kylie Bombrys 2:08.20
3-meter Diving Katie Carter 284.20 (1st) Leeanna Hoover 256.95 (4th) Amanda Angeloff 254.60 (5th) Jackie Paumier 208.10 (13th) Jayne Malloy 191.45 (15th) Aubrey Akromas 180.10 (18th) Paige Mack 151.80 (23rd) 200 Free Relay (7th) Zielinski, Gregos, Wolf, Ickes 1:34.22
200 Medley Relay (7th) Karchner, Reynolds, Bulkowski, Ickes 1:44.40
200 Individual Medley Kendall Karchner 2:05.84 (15th) Julie Reynolds 2:10.32 (22nd) Brittany Bankovich 2:12.99 (29th)
400 Free Relay (7th) Zielinski, Collins, Gary, Gregos 3:25.44
400 Individual Medley Madelyn Robinson 4:34.94 (21st) 1-meter Diving Katie Carter 311.00 (1st) Jayne Malloy 234.10 (9th) Leeanna Hoover 230.80 (10th) Aubrey Akromas 215.75 (12th) Jacquie Paumier 213.75 (13th) Amanda Angeloff 213.50 (14th) Paige Mack 134.30 (23rd)
400 Medley Relay (5th) Karchner, Zielinski, Bulkowski, Collins 3:44.85 800 Free Relay (5th) Collins, Zielinzki, Gary, Gregos 7:19.86
2010 MAC Championships Wed., February 24-27 Miami University Oxford, Ohio
Did you know??
UA senior Cathryn Collins broke two individual school records at MACs in 2009
The UA swimming and diving team broke 13 school records at the 2009 MAC Championships
2009 UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SWIMMING AND DIVING MEDIA GUIDE
HISTORY |MAC CHAMPIONS
ALL-TIME UNIVERSITY OF AKRON MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
2006 MAC Champion
2001 MAC Champion
2009 MAC Champion
1-meter Diving 3-meter Diving
2006 MAC Champion
100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly
2002 MAC Champion
2007 MAC Champion
100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly
Lindsey Power 2002 MAC Champion
2009 UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SWIMMING AND DIVING MEDIA GUIDE
2005 MAC Champion
HISTORY |LETTERWINNERS • AWARDS
Letterwinners... Amanda Angeloff Aubrey Akromas Ali Allwes Brittany Bankovich Cheri Baratto Danielle Béland Denianne Bland Kylie Bombrys Jenny Boyd Meghan Bowling Emily Bulkowski Elizabeth Burd Christina Burdiak Angie Byrd Sara Campbell Averi Carlisle Katie Carter Kristy Castillo Kathleen Christian Cathryn Collins Erin Crabtree Jasmine Craft Kimi Davidson Danielle Dieterich Megan Downey Ruth Einsporn Darcey Endicott Katie Finnerty Meg Finnerty Melissa Gary Addy Golyski Szandra Gonzalez Andrea Gray Sara Green Julia Gregos Krissy Hale Jen Harris Holly Heckman Jessica Heffner Melissa Holbach Leeanna Hoover Brittany Horvath Jessica Ickes Lindsay Jones Kendall Karchner Erin Koger Christine Kowalski Ashley Kropf Sarah Litvin Katelyn Lofland Amelia Loge Heather Loge Paige Mack Jayne Malloy Carrie Manhart Rachel Mathews Karan McCaulley Kristin McCauslin Leah McElrath Lindsey McGee Melissa McKenzie Nicole Molitor Christina Nagy Brenda Norris Kelli Ohman Susan Over Lauren Parr Jacquie Paumier Lauren Pethel Ashleigh Powell Lindsey Power Michelle Rafferty Lindsey Remich Julie Reynolds Rachel Ripley Jennifer Ritchie Madelyn Robinson Vickie Ryan
2008 2009 2004-07 2008 2006-09 2004-07 1999 2007 2001-04 2009 2006-09 2002 1999-2002 2002-05 2002 2001-04 2006-09 1999-02 2000-03 2007 1999-00 2008 2004-07 2003-06 2002-05 2003-04 2003-06 2002-04 2009 2007 2002 2004-06 2001-04 2004 2007 1999 2004-07 2004-06 1999-02 2004-07 2009 2005-07 2009 2000-03 2007 2007 1999 2002-05 2004-06 2007 2004-07 2000-03 2009 2008 1999-01 2002-05 2005-07 2001-04 2003-06 2001-04 1999 2002-05 2001-04 2002-05 2000-01 2001-04 2007-08 2008 2002 2004-07 2003-06 1999 2002-05 2008 2004-07 2000-03 2007 2004-06
Valerie Sabo Dawn Saylor Tasha Siebert Krista Stakleff Michelle Thomas Pati Toronski Darcy Wakefield Megan Walters Lauren Wichert Brigid Wolf Beth Tudor Emily VanWalbeck Sara Wills Jill Wimmer Melissa Young Steph Zielinski
Honors and Awards...
2003-05 1999-02 1999-00 2002-05 2001-03 2000 1999-00 2003-06 2005-08 2008 2000-01 2004-06 2002-03 2001-04 2006-07 2007
2006 Danielle Béland 100 Butterfly - 55.57 200 Butterfly - 2:01.04 Katie Carter 3-meter Diving - 335.85 (6 dives) 2007 Danielle Beland 100 Butterfly-56.57 200 Butterfly-2:02.06 2009 Katie Carter 1-meter Diving - 305.70 3-meter Diving - 284.20 MAC Most Outstanding Senior 2006-07 Danielle Beland MAC Diver of the Year 2004-05 Lindsey Power (Co-diver) 2008-09 Katie Carter
All Mid-American Conference First Team 2000-01 Susan Over Michelle Thomas 2001-02 Kathleen Christian Michelle Thomas 2003-04 Danielle Béland Megan Walters 2004-05 Lindsey Power 2005-06 Danielle Béland Katie Carter Megan Walters 2006-07 Danielle Beland 2008-09 Katie Carter Second Team 2001-02 Andrea Gray 2003-04 Brenda Norris 2004-05 Megan Walters 2005-06 Melissa Young 2006-07 Kendall Karchner 2007-08 Stephanie Zielinski 2008-09 Stephanie Zielinzki Honorable Mention 2002-03 Andrea Gray Kathleen Christian Academic All-MAC 2002-03 Kathleen Christian Lindsay Jones Heather Loge Susan Over 2003-04 Susan Bischoff Brenda Norris Megan Walters 2004-05 Nicole Molitor Brenda Norris Lindsey Power Megan Walters 2005-06 Szandra Gonzalez Ashleigh Powell Megan Walters 2006-07 Ashleigh Powell Katie Carter 2007-08 Katie Carter Stephanie Zielinski 2008-09 Katie Carter Stephanie Zielinski Verizon Academic All-District IV Second Team At-Large 2002-03 Kathleen Christian MAC Champions 2001 Susan Over 3-meter Diving - 488.70 (11 dives) 2002 Kathleen Christian 1-meter Diving - 275.80 (6 dives) Michelle Thomas 100 Backstroke - 57.00 2005 Lindsey Power 3-meter Diving - 513.90 (11 dives)
MAC Coach of the Year 2000-01 Brian Vereb 2001-02 Brian Vereb MAC Diving Coach of the Year 2000-01 Chris Medvedeff 2004-05 Chris Medvedeff 2008-09 Chris Medvedeff MAC Swimmer of the Week 2002-03 Andrea Gray (2/11/03) Kathleen Christian (1/21/03) 2003-04 Danielle Béland (10/28/03) 2004-05 Brenda Norris (2/8/05) Danielle Béland (12/7/04) 2005-06 Danielle Béland (11/15/05 & 12/6/05) 2006-07 Danielle Beland (10/25/06) Katelyn Lofland (11/07/06) Cathryn Collins (1/16/07) 2008-09 Stephanie Zielinski (11/4/08) Cathryn Collins (11/18/08) Katie Carter (1/13/09, Diver) MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week 2003-04 Brenda Norris (11/18/03) 2004-05 Lindsey Power (12/8/04 & 11/12/04) 2005-06 Megan Walters (3/3/06)
Most Valuable Performer Award 1998-99 Darcy Wakefield 1999-00 Darcy Wakefield 2000-01 Michelle Thomas 2001-02 Michelle Thomas 2002-03 Andrea Gray 2003-04 Danielle Béland 2004-05 Lindsey Power 2005-06 Danielle Béland 2006-07 Danielle Béland 2007-08 Stephanie Zielinski 2008-09 Katie Carter & Stephanie Zielinksi Denianne Bland Senior Award 1998-99 Denianne Bland 1999-00 Tasha Seibert Darcy Wakefield 2000-01 Carrie Manhart 2001-02 Dawn Saylor 2002-03 Kathleen Christian 2003-04 Lindsey McGee 2004-05 Brenda Norris 2005-06 Vickie Ryan 2006-07 Jennifer Harris 2007-08 Karan McCaulley 2008-09 Emily Bulkowski Coaches’ Award 1998-99 Kristy Castillo 1999-00 Kathleen Christian 2000-01 Kristy Castillo 2001-02 Kristy Castillo 2002-03 Megan Walters
2009 UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SWIMMING AND DIVING MEDIA GUIDE
HISTORY |AWARDS â€˘ YEAR BY YEAR TOP TIMES 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Megan Walters Chrissy Nagy Sarah Litvin Ali Allwes Sarah Litvin Ashleigh Powell Karan McCaulley Emily Bulkowski Cathryn Collins
Most Improved Performer Award 1998-99 Christina Burdiak 1999-00 Heather Loge 2000-01 Kelli Ohman 2001-02 Brenda Norris 2002-03 Jill Wimmer 2003-04 Jen Harris 2004-05 Holly Heckman 2005-06 Emily Bulkowski 2006-07 Kendall Karchner 2007-08 Melissa Gary 2008-09 Julia Gregos Student-Athlete Award 1998-99 Dawn Saylor 1999-00 Lindsay Jones Jennifer Ritchie 2000-01 Susan Over 2001-02 Lindsay Jones 2002-03 Heather Loge Lindsey Power 2003-04 Nicole Molitor Melissa Holbach Lindsey Power Ashleigh Powell 2004-05 Szandra Gonzalez Rachel Mathews Karan McCaulley Ashleigh Powell Lindsey Power 2005-06 Megan Walters 2006-07 Ashleigh Powell 2007-08 Madelyn Robinson 2008-09 Madelyn Robinson Strength and Conditioning Award 1998-99 Kristy Castillo 1999-00 Beth Tudor 2000-01 Christina Burdiak 2001-02 Dawn Saylor 2002-03 Megan Walters 2003-04 Brenda Norris
Year by Year Top Times... 1998-99 50 Freestyle Darcy Wakefield 100 Freestyle Darcy Wakefield 200 Freestyle Darcy Wakefield 500 Freestyle Darcy Wakefield 1,000 Freestyle Jessica Heffner 1,650 Freestyle Jessica Heffner 100 Butterfly Darcy Wakefield 200 Butterfly Christina Burdiak 100 Backstroke Erin Crabtree 200 Backstroke Darcy Wakefield 100 Breaststroke Kristy Castillo
24.64 53.02 1:54.64 5:21.32 11.08.32 18:39.32 1:04.46 2:28.35 1:02.35 2:11.78 1:11.91
200 Breaststroke Kristy Castillo 200 Individual Medley Jessica Heffner 400 Individual Medley Jessica Heffner 200 Medley Relay Wakefield, Castillo, Crabtree, Manhart 400 Medley Relay Crabtree, Castillo, Burdiak, Wakefield 200 Free Relay Manhart, Crabtree, Wakefield, Castillo 400 Free Relay Manhart, Castillo, Crabtree, Wakefield 800 Free Relay Heffner, Manhart, Crabtree, Wakefield 1-meter Diving - Dual Krissy Hale 3-meter Diving - Dual Krissy Hale
2:41.14 2:20.36 4:56.29
2000-01 1:53.61 4:14.00 1:39.56 3:37.80 7:59.77 193.68 181.45
50 Freestyle Darcy Wakefield 100 Freestyle Darcy Wakefield 200 Freestyle Darcy Wakefield 500 Freestyle Darcy Wakefield 1,000 Freestyle Jessica Heffner 1,650 Freestyle Jessica Heffner 100 Butterfly Kelli Ohman 200 Butterfly Jenny Boyd 100 Backstroke Darcy Wakefield 200 Backstroke Darcy Wakefield 100 Breaststroke Kristy Castillo 200 Breaststroke Kristy Castillo 200 Individual Medley Kelli Ohman 400 Individual Medley Kelli Ohman 200 Medley Relay Loge, Castillo, Ohman, Crabtree 400 Medley Relay Loge, Castillo, Ohman, Wakefield 200 Free Relay Manhart, Wakefield, Castillo, Crabtree 400 Free Relay Manhart, Wakefield, Castillo, Crabtree 800 Free Relay Manhart, Wakefield, Crabtree, Heffner 1-meter Diving - Dual Kathleen Christian 3-meter Diving - Dual Kathleen Christian
2009 UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SWIMMING AND DIVING MEDIA GUIDE
1-meter Diving - Championship Susan Over 259.15 3-meter Diving - Championship Kathleen Christian 474.85 10-Meter Platform (8 Dives) Susan Over 208.80
24.64 53.09 1:54.78 5:21.10 11:06.37 18:36.22 59.43 2:12.35 1:00.83 2:08.55 1:09.77 2:36.51 2:18.67 4:54.20 1:52.73 4:06.12
50 Freestyle Michelle Thomas 24.41 100 Freestyle Kristy Castillo 53.05 200 Freestyle Lindsey McGee 1:57.83 500 Freestyle Jill Wimmer 5:16.15 1,000 Freestyle Andrea Gray 11:00.34 1,650 Freestyle Jessica Heffner 18:20.05 100 Butterfly Kelli Ohman 58.11 200 Butterfly Kelli Ohman 2:09.89 100 Backstroke Michelle Thomas 57.31 200 Backstroke Michelle Thomas 2:04.04 100 Breaststroke Kristin McCauslin 1:06.76 200 Breaststroke Jenny Boyd 2:29.25 200 Individual Medley Michelle Thomas 2:06.09 400 Individual Medley Jenny Boyd 4:39.63 200 Medley Relay Thomas, McCauslin, Ohman, Castillo 1:48.00 400 Medley Relay Thomas, McCauslin, Ohman, Castillo 3:55.95 200 Free Relay Loge, Castillo, Thomas,McGee 1:38.50 400 Free Relay Loge, Gray, Castillo, Thomas 3:34.06 800 Free Relay Loge, Gray, McGee, Boyd 7:51.22 1-meter Diving - Dual Kathleen Christian 264.38 3-meter Diving - Dual Kathleen Christian 272.18 1-meter Diving - Championship Kathleen Christian 461.60 3-meter Diving - Championship Susan Over 488.70 10-Meter Platform (8 Dives) Susan Over 408.80
2001-02 1:40.16 3:38.21 8:01.32 264.38 272.18
50 Freestyle Rachel Mathews 100 Freestyle Kristy Castillo 200 Freestyle Lindsey McGee 500 Freestyle Andrea Gray 1,000 Freestyle Lindsay Jones 1,650 Freestyle Lindsay Jones
24.26 52.94 1:55.96 5:18.26 11:11.10 18:36.73
100 Butterfly Rachel Mathews 57.40 200 Butterfly Andrea Gray 2:09.10 100 Backstroke Michelle Thomas 57.00 200 Backstroke Michelle Thomas 2:03.15 100 Breaststroke Kristin McCauslin 1:05.99 200 Breaststroke Nicole Molitor 2:29.71 200 Individual Medley Michelle Thomas 2:05.59 400 Individual Medley Andrea Gray 4:37.73 200 Medley Relay Thomas, McCauslin, Mathews, Castillo 1:45.60 400 Medley Relay Thomas, McCauslin, Gray, Castillo 3:53.10 200 Free Relay Thomas, Mathews, Norris, Castillo 1:36.08 400 Free Relay Mathews, Thomas, McGee, Castillo 3:32.08 800 Free Relay Norris, Finnerty, McGee, Gray 7:48.56 1-meter Diving - Dual Kathleen Christian 275.60 3-meter Diving - Dual Kathleen Christian 290.55 1-meter Diving - Championship Kathleen Christian 275.60 3-meter Diving - Championship Susan Over 488.7
50 Freestyle Brenda Norris 100 Freestyle Megan Walters 200 Freestyle Megan Walters 500 Freestyle Megan Walters 1,000 Freestyle Megan Walters 1,650 Freestyle Megan Walters 100 Butterfly Rachel Mathews 200 Butterfly Andrea Gray 100 Backstroke Michelle Thomas 200 Backstroke Andrea Gray 100 Breaststroke Kristin McCauslin 200 Breaststroke Nicole Molitor 200 Individual Medley Andrea Gray 400 Individual Medley Andrea Gray 200 Medley Relay Thomas, McCauslin, Mathews, Norris 400 Medley Relay Thomas, McCauslin Gray, Walters 200 Free Relay Mathews, Norris, Finnerty, Nagy 400 Free Relay Norris, Walters, Mathews, Nagy 800 Free Relay Gray, Walters, Finnerty, McGee
23.97 52.44 1:52.45 5:01.31 10:35.28 17:41.69 57.67 2:08.67 57.34 2:05.01 1:06.63 2:27.54 2:08.46 4:32.59 1:46.47 3:54.17 1:35.77 3:30.02 7:39.75
HISTORY |YEAR BY YEAR TOP TIMES 1-meter Diving - Dual Kathleen Christian 288.65 3-meter Diving - Dual Kathleen Christian 308.60 1-meter Diving - Championship Kathleen Christian 275.60 3-meter Diving - Championship Kathleen Christian 482.07
50 Freestyle Brenda Norris 23.74 100 Freestyle Brenda Norris 52.03 200 Freestyle Megan Walters 1:51.28 500 Freestyle Megan Walters 4:57.44 1,000 Freestyle Danielle Béland 10:16.34 1,650 Freestyle Megan Walters 17:38.21 100 Butterfly Danielle Béland 55.61 200 Butterfly Danielle Béland 2:00.42 100 Backstroke Andrea Gray 58.40 200 Backstroke Andrea Gray 2:05.01 100 Breaststroke Kristin McCauslin 1:06.16 200 Breaststroke Amelia Loge 2:24.24 200 Individual Medley Andrea Gray 2:06.57 400 Individual Medley Andrea Gray 4:29.15 200 Medley Relay Grey, McCauslin, Béland, Norris 1:46.22 400 Medley Relay Grey, McCauslin, Béland, Norris 3:52.76 200 Free Relay Nagy, Norris, Mathwes, Walters 1:35.75 400 Free Relay Norris, Finnerty, Walters, Béland 3:31.03 800 Free Relay Finnerty, Walters, Béland, Grey 7:36.10 1-meter Diving - Dual Susan Over 267.30 3-meter Diving - Dual Melissa Holbach 271.05 1-meter Diving - Championship Susan Bischoff 258.23 3-meter Diving - Championship Susan Bischoff 458.52
50 Freestyle Brenda Norris 100 Freestyle Brenda Norris 200 Freestyle Megan Walters 500 Freestyle Megan Walters 1,000 Freestyle Danielle Béland 1,650 Freestyle Danielle Béland 100 Butterfly Danielle Béland 200 Butterfly Danielle Béland 100 Backstroke Rachel Ripley 200 Backstroke Kimi Davidson 100 Breaststroke Amelia Loge
23.74 52.58 1:52.26 4:56.70 10:32.25 17:33.48 56.33 2:01.54 59.32 2:09.91 1:08.14
200 Breaststroke Amelia Loge 2:26.08 200 Individual Medley Danielle Béland 2:09.21 400 Individual Medley Danielle Béland 4:39.37 200 Medley Relay Ripley, Loge Béland, Norris 1:48.29 400 Medley Relay Ripley, Loge Béland, Walters 3:57.18 200 Free Relay Mathews, Wichert Norris, Walters 1:36.33 400 Free Relay Walters, Norris Mathews, Allwes 3:32.74 800 Free Relay Norris, Horvath Béland, Walters 7:39.76 1-meter Diving - Dual Lindsey Power 297.00 3-meter Diving - Dual Lindsey Power 287.10 1-meter Diving - Championship Lindsey Power 261.20 3-meter Diving - Championship Lindsey Power 513.90
50 Freestyle Lauren Wichert 24.69 100 Freestyle Megan Walters 52.00 200 Freestyle Megan Walters 1:50.40 500 Freestyle Megan Walters 4:56.45 1,000 Freestyle Danielle Béland 10:29.25 1,650 Freestyle Leah McElrath 17:56.25 100 Butterfly Danielle Béland 55.57 200 Butterfly Danielle Béland 2:01.04 100 Backstroke Rachel Ripley 59.03 200 Backstroke Rachel Ripley 2:09.06 100 Breaststroke Melissa Young 1:04.32 200 Breaststroke Melissa Young 2:20.87 200 Individual Medley Danielle Béland 2:04.69 400 Individual Medley Danielle Béland 4:32.84 200 Medley Relay Ripley, Young Béland, Wichert 1:46.58 400 Medley Relay Ripley, Young Béland, Walters 3:51.63 200 Free Relay Walters, Young Wichert, Allwes 1:37.16 400 Free Relay Béland, Wichert Allwes, Walters 3:31.24 800 Free Relay Béland, Horvath Allwes, Walters 7:39.70 1-meter Diving - Six Dives Melissa Holbach 274.20 3-meter Diving - Six Dives Katie Carter 335.85
50 Freestyle Steph Zielinski 100 Freestyle Cathryn Collins
200 Freestyle Cathryn Collins 1:52.74 500 Freestyle Danielle Beland 4:57.46 1,000 Freestyle Katelyn Lofland 10:23.56 1,650 Freestyle Katelyn Lofland 17:12.41 100 Butterfly Danielle Beland 56.57 200 Butterfly Danielle Beland 2:02.06 100 Backstroke Kendall Karchner 56.60 200 Backstroke Kendall Karchner 2:01.03 100 Breaststroke Melissa Young 1:04.79 200 Breaststroke Melissa Young 2:21.15 200 Individual Medley Lauren Parr 2:07.16 400 Individual Medley Rachel Ripley 4:34.91 200 Medley Relay Karchner, Young, Beland, Zielinski 1:45.86 400 Medley Relay Karchner, Young, Beland, Collins 3:49.63 200 Free Relay Zielinski, Collins, Wichert, Allwes 1:37.81 400 Free Relay Collins, Allwes, Zielinski, Beland 3:32.88 800 Free Relay Beland, Collins, Bombrys, Parr 7:33.29 1-meter Diving - Six Dives Katie Carter 273.00 3-meter Diving - Six Dives Katie Carter 318.8
50 Freestyle Steph Zielinski 100 Freestyle Steph Zielinski 200 Freestyle Melissa Gary 500 Freestyle Cathryn Collins 1,000 Freestyle Emily Bulkowski 1,650 Freestyle Emily Bulkowski 100 Butterfly Lauren Parr 200 Butterfly Lauren Parr 100 Backstroke Kendall Karchner 200 Backstroke Kendall Karchner 100 Breaststroke Steph Zielinski 200 Breaststroke Jasmine Craft 200 Individual Medley Lauren Parr 400 Individual Medley Lauren Parr 200 Medley Relay Karchner, Craft, Parr, Zielinski 400 Medley Relay Wichert, Craft, Bulkowski, Zielinski 200 Free Relay Wichert, Gary, Wolf, Zielinski 400 Free Relay Zielinski, Wichert,
23.53 51.53 1:54.62 5:05.29 10:21.29 17:05.86
Bulkowski, Gary 3:30.46 800 Free Relay Gary, Parr, Bombrys, Bulkowski 7:38.75 1-meter Diving - Six Dives Katie Carter 290.85 3-meter Diving - Six Dives Katie Carter 322.88
50 Freestyle Steph Zielinski 22.72 100 Freestyle Steph Zielinski 50.07 200 Freestyle Cathryn Collins 1:49.89 500 Freestyle Cathryn Collins 4:51.97 1,000 Freestyle Cathryn Collins 10:19.37 1,650 Freestyle Julia Gregos 17:14.55 100 Butterfly Emily Bulkowski 56.03 200 Butterfly Cathryn Collins 2:02.13 100 Backstroke Kendall Karchner 55.20 200 Backstroke Kendall Karchner 2:01.01 100 Breaststroke Steph Zielinski 1:02.78 200 Breaststroke Julie Reynolds 2:25.14 200 Individual Medley Kendall Karchner 2:05.84 400 Individual Medley Julie Reynolds 4:33.55 200 Medley Relay Karchner, Reynolds, Bulkowski, Ickes 1:44.40 400 Medley Relay Karchner, Zielinski, Bulkowski, Collins 3:44.85 200 Free Relay Zielinski, Gregos, Wolf, Ickes 1:34.22 400 Free Relay Zielinski, Collins, Gary, Gregos 3:25.44 800 Free Relay Collins, Zielinski, Gary, Gregos 7:19.86 1-meter Diving - Six Dives Katie Carter 311.60 3-meter Diving - Six Dives Katie Carter 339.68
57.94 2:04.34 57.82 2:04.34 1:05.36 2:24.81 2:08.43 4:31.70 1:46.41 3:53.07 1:36.27
2009 UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SWIMMING AND DIVING MEDIA GUIDE
HISTORY |ALL-TIM TOP TIMES
UA All-Time Top Times List 50-yard Freestyle - Record 22.72
1. Stephanie Zielinski.... 22.72................................ 2008-09 2. Brenda Norris............ 23.74................................ 2003-04 3. Jessica Ickes............. 24.04................................ 2008-09 4. Chrissy Nagy............. 24.09................................ 2003-04 5. Lauren Wichert.......... 24.25................................ 2007-08
100-yard Freestyle - Record 50.07
1. Stephanie Zielinski.... 50.07................................ 2008-09 2. Megan Walters.......... 52.00................................ 2005-06 3. Brenda Norris............ 52.03................................ 2003-04 4. Melissa Gary............. 52.47................................ 2008-09 5. Jessica Ickes............. 52.52................................ 2008-09
200-yard Freestyle - Record 1:49.89
1. Cathryn Collins.........1:49.89.............................. 2008-09 2. Megan Walters.........1:50.40.............................. 2005-06 3. Julia Gregos.............1:51.66.............................. 2008-09 4. Melissa Gary............1:52.82.............................. 2008-09 5. Danielle Béland........1:52.84.............................. 2005-06
500-yard Freestyle - Record 4:51.97
1. Cathryn Collins.........4:51.97.............................. 2008-09 2. Megan Walters.........4:56.45.............................. 2005-06 3. Julia Gregos.............4:57.23.............................. 2008-09 4. Danielle Béland........4:57.46.............................. 2006-07 5. Emily Bulkowski........4:59.01.............................. 2008-09
1000-yard Freestyle - 10:16.34
1. Danielle Béland.......10:16.34............................. 2003-04 2. Cathryn Collins........10:19.37............................. 2008-09 3. Emily Bulkowski.......10:21.29............................. 2007-08 4. Meghan Bowling......10:22.58............................. 2008-09 5. Katelyn Lofland........10:23.56............................. 2006-07
1650-yard Individual Medley - 17:05.86
1. Emily Bulkowski.......17:05.86............................. 2007-08 2. Katelyn Lofland........17:12.41............................. 2006-07 3. Julia Gregos............17:14.55............................. 2008-09 4. Danielle Béland.......17:33.48............................. 2004-05 5. Meghan Bowling......17:34.57............................. 2008-09
100-yard Butterfly - 55.57
1. Danielle Béland......... 55.57................................ 2005-06 2. Emily Bulkowski......... 56.03................................ 2008-09 3. Rachel Mathews........ 57.40................................ 2001-02 4. Kylie Bombrys........... 57.82................................ 2008-09 5. Lauren Parr............... 57.94................................ 2007-08
200-yard Butterfly - Record 2:00.42
1. Danielle Béland........2:00.42.............................. 2003-04 2. Cathryn Collins.........2:02.13.............................. 2008-09 3. Emily Bulkowski........2:04.20.............................. 2008-09 4. Lauren Parr..............2:06.32.............................. 2007-08 5. Darcey Endicott........2:06.36.............................. 2005-06
100-yard Breaststroke - Record 1:02.78
1. Stephanie Zielinski...1:02.78.............................. 2008-09 2. Melissa Young..........1:04.32.............................. 2005-06 3. Cheri Baratto............1:05.10.............................. 2006-07 4. Julie Reynolds..........1:05.88.............................. 2008-09 5. Kristen McCauslin....1:05.99.............................. 2001-02
200-yard Breaststroke - Record 2:20.87
1. Melissa Young..........2:20.87.............................. 2005-06 2. Cheri Baratto............2:22.91.............................. 2005-06 3. Amelia Loge..............2:23.78.............................. 2006-07 4. Jasmine Craft...........2:24.81.............................. 2007-08 5. Julie Reynolds..........2:25.72.............................. 2008-09
100-yard Backstroke - Record 55.20
1. Kendall Karchner....... 55.20................................ 2008-09 2. Michelle Thomas....... 57.00................................ 2001-02 3. Andrea Gray.............. 58.18................................ 2002-03 4. Lauren Wichert.......... 58.63................................ 2007-08 5. Rachel Ripley............ 59.03................................ 2005-06
200-yard Backstroke - Record 2:01.01
1. Kendall Karchner......2:01.01.............................. 2008-09 2. Michelle Thomas......2:03.15.............................. 2001-02 3. Andrea Gray.............2:05.01.............................. 2002-03 4. Katie Finnerty...........2:06.70.............................. 2003-04 5. Kerry Wanstreet........2:07.91.............................. 2008-09
200-yard Individual Medley - Record 2:04.69
1. Danielle Béland........2:04.69.............................. 2005-06 2. Michelle Thomas......2:05.59.............................. 2001-02 3. Kendall Karchner......2:05.84.............................. 2008-09 4. Andrea Gray.............2:06.57.............................. 2003-04 5. Lauren Parr..............2:07.16.............................. 2006-07
400-yard Individual Medley - Record 4:28.29
1. Andrea Gray.............4:28.29.............................. 2003-04 2. Lauren Parr..............4:31.70.............................. 2007-08 3. Danielle Béland........4:32.84.............................. 2005-06 4. Julie Reynolds..........4:33.47.............................. 2007-08 5. Rachel Ripley...........4:34.91.............................. 2006-07
HISTORY |ALL-TIME TOP TIMES
UA All-Time Top Times List 200-yard Medley Relay - Record 1:44.40
1. Karchner, Zielinski, Bulkowski, Ickes......1:44.40.............................. 2008-09 2. Thomas, McCauslin, Mathews, Castillo....1:45.60.............................. 2001-02 3. Karchner, Young, Béland, Zielinski.......1:45.86.............................. 2006-07 4. Gray, McCauslin, Béland, Norris...........1:46.22.............................. 2003-04 5. Karchner, Craft, Parr, Zielinski............1:46.41.............................. 2007-08
400-yard Medley Relay - Record 3:44.85
1. Karchner, Zielinski, Bulkowski, Collins.....3:44.85.............................. 2008-09 2. Karchner, Young, Béland, Collins.........3:49.63.............................. 2006-07 3. Ripley, Young, Béland, Walters........3:51.63.............................. 2005-06 4. Gray, McCauslin, Béland, Norris...........3:52.76.............................. 2003-04 5. Karchner, Baratto, Bulkowski, Zielinski..3:53.07.............................. 2007-08
200-yard Freestyle Relay - Record 1:34.22
1. Zielinski, Gregos, Wolf, Ickes................1:34.22.............................. 2008-09 2. Nagy, Norris, Mathews, Walters.....1:35.75.............................. 2003-04 3. Mathews, Norris, K. Finnerty, Nagy......1:35.77.............................. 2002-03 4. Thomas, Mathews, Norris, Castillo..........1:36.08.............................. 2001-02 5. Gregos, Ickes, M. Finnerty, Zielinski.1:36.15.............................. 2008-09
400-yard Freestyle Relay- Record 3:25.44
1. Zielinski, Collins, Gary, Gregos............3:25.44.............................. 2008-09 2. Norris, Walters, Mathews, Nagy.........3:30.02.............................. 2002-03 3. Zielinski, Wichert, Bulkowski, Gary........3:30.46.............................. 2007-08 4. Zielinski, M. Finnerty, Gregos, Collins.........3:30.93.............................. 2008-09 t5. Norris, K. Finnerty, Walters, Béland........3:31.03.............................. 2003-04 t5. Collins, Gregos, Ickes, Zielinski.........3:31.03.............................. 2008-09
800-yard Freestyle Relay - Record 7:19.86
1. Collins, Zielinski, Gary, Gregos...........7:19.86.............................. 2008-09 2. Béland,Collins, Bombrys, Parr.........7:33.29.............................. 2006-07 3. K. Finnerty, Walters, Béland, Gray............7:36.10.............................. 2003-04 4. Gary, Parr, Bombrys, Bulkowski..7:38.75.............................. 2007-08 5. Béland, Horvath, Allwes, Walters.........7:39.70.............................. 2005-06
1-meter Diving (6 Dives) - Record 311.00
1. Katie Carter.............. 311.00............................... 2008-09 2. Lindsey Power.......... 297.00............................... 2004-05 3. Kathleen Christian.... 288.65............................... 2002-03 4. Melissa Holbach....... 274.20............................... 2005-06 5. Susan Over.............. 268.23............................... 2003-04
3-meter Diving (6 Dives) - Record 339.68
1. Katie Carter.............. 339.68............................... 2008-09 2. Melissa Holbach....... 315.35............................... 2004-05 3. Kathleen Christian.... 308.60............................... 2002-03 4. Amanda Angeloff...... 298.95............................... 2007-08 5. Lindsey Power.......... 287.10............................... 2004-05
Ocasek Natatorium Records 50 Free________ 23.08.........(Margaret Patrick, Miami) 100 Free______ 50.48......... (Madeline Pilchard, EMU) 200 Free_____ 1:48.74....... (Madeline Pilchard, EMU) 500 Free_____ 4:44.65....... (Alyssa Keil, Hawken HS) 1000 Free____ 10:12.97.......... (Amy Miranda, Miami) 1650 Free____ 17:01.46........... (Courtney Gallo, Ohio) 100 Back_____ 55.69............... (Emily Wylam, Ohio) 200 Back____ 1:59.98.. (Krystyna Wieczerzak, Wright St.) 100 Fly________ 55.57...........(Danielle Beland, Akron) 200 Fly_______ 2:01.04.........(Danielle Beland, Akron) 100 Breast___ 1:03.48...... (Ashley Claford, UC Davis) 200 Breast__ 2:18.63... (Jessica Weidert, Wright St.) 200 IM________ 2:04.04............ (Ashley Marion, Ohio) 400 IM________ 4:24.85............ (Ashley Marion, Ohio) 1-M Diving___ 306.20........ Sarah Chrzanowski, EMU) 3-MDiving____ 335.85.............. (Katie Carter, Akron) RELAYS: 200 Free Relay__________ 1:33.50_______________________(Toledo) 400 Free Relay__________ 3:24.97____ (Eastern Michigan) 800 Free Relay__________ 7:27.93__________________________(Ohio) 200 Medley Relay______ 1:45.27_______________________ (Miami) 400 Medley Relay______ 3:47.73__________________________(Ohio) 43
2008-09 REVIEW |WOMEN’S PROGRAM RECORDS
Steph Zielinski 22.72 (2/26/09) Steph Zielinski 50.07 (2/28/09) Cathryn Collins 1:49.89 (2/27/09) Cathryn Collins 4:51.97 (2/26/09) Danielle Béland 10:16.34 (11/1/03) Emily Bulkowski 17:05.86 (2/23/08) Kendall Karchner 55.20 (2/27/09) Kendall Karchner 2:01.01 (2/28/09) Danielle Béland 55.57 (2/24/06) Danielle Béland 2:00.42 (2/28/04) Steph Zielinski 1:02.78 (2/27/09) Melissa Young 2:20.87 (2/25/06) Danielle Béland 2:04.69 (12/2/05) Andrea Gray 4:28.29 (12/5/03) Zielinski, Gregos, Wolf, Ickes
100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 1,000 Freestyle 1,650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 200 IM 400 IM
200 Free Relay
400 Free Relay
Zielinski, Collins, Gary, Gregos
800 Free Relay
3:25.44 (2/28/09) Collins, Zielinski Gary, Gregos
200 Medley Relay
7:19.86 (2/25/09) Karchner, Reynolds Bulkowski, Ickes
400 Medley Relay
1:44.40 (2/25/09) Karchner, Zielinski Bulkowski, Collins
1-meter Diving (6 dives) 3-meter Diving (6 dives)
3:44.85 (2/27/09) Katie Carter 311.00 (2/26/09) Katie Carter 339.68 (1/10/09)
Margaret Patrick (Miami) Chelsea Bower (Ohio) Chelsea Bower (Ohio) 23.08 (2/23/06) 22.48 (2009) 22.48 (2009) Madeleine Pilchard (EMU) Alyson Schmidt (Miami) Alyson Schmidt (Miami) 50.56 (2/25/06) 48.98 (2009) 48.98 (2009) Madeleine Pilchard (EMU) Madeleine Pilchard (EMU) Madeleine Pilchard (EMU) 1:48.74 (2/24/06) 1:46.11 (2008) 1:46.11 (2008) Alyssa Keil (Hawken HS) Jacy Dyer (Toledo) Jacy Dyer (Toledo) 4:44.65 (2005) 4:45.50 (2009) 4:45.50 (2009) Amy Miranda (Miami) Kim van Selm (Ohio) N/A 10:12.97 (11/1/03) 9:58.78 (1999) Courtney Gallo (Ohio) Jacy Dyer (Toledo) Stacy Huber (Ohio) 17:01.46 (2/25/06) 16:25.12 (2009) 16:28.19 (2009) Emily Wylam (Ohio) Rachel Heim (Ohio) Rachel Heim (Ohio) 55.69 (2/24/06) 54.65 (2009) 54.65 (2009) Krystyna Wieczerzak (Wright St.) Ashley Marion (Ohio) Ashley Marion (Ohio) 1:59.98 (2008) 1:57.15 (2009) 1:57.15 (2009) Danielle Béland (Akron) Rachel Heim (Ohio) Rachel Heim (Ohio) 55.57 (2/24/06) 53.47 (2009) 53.47 (2009) Danielle Béland (Akron) Courtney Allen (Ohio) Amanda Cecere (Ohio) 2:01.04 (2/25/06) 1:59.51 (1991) 2:00.01 (1991) Ashley Crayford (UC Davis) Kelsey Vehr (Miami) Kelsey Vehr (Miami) 1:03.48 (12/2/06) 1:01.13 (2009) 1:01.13 (2009) Jessica Weidert (Wright St.) Kelsey Vehr (Miami) Kelsey Vehr (Miami) 2:18.63 (2008) 2:12.22 (2009) 2:12.22 (2009) Ashley Marion (Ohio) Megan Reissig (Toledo) Megan Reissig (Toledo) 2:04.04 (2/23/06) 1:59.49 (2009) 1:59.49 (2009) Ashley Marion (Ohio) Ashley Marion (Ohio) Ashley Marion (Ohio) 4:24.85 (2/24/06) 4:15.37 (2009) 4:15.37 (2009) Toledo Ohio Ohio (Woodard, Hinkleman, (Marion, Bower, (Marion, Bower, Manard, Henning) Heim, Donovan) Heim, Donovan) 1:33.50 (2/23/06) 1:30.47 (2009) 1:30.47 (2009) Eastern Michigan Ohio Ohio (Lee Ha, Benedict, (Marion, Heim, (Marion, Heim, Ricard, Pilchard) Cororan, Bower) Cororan, Bower) 3:24.97 (2/25/06) 3:20.04 (2009) 3:20.04 (2009) Ohio Miami Miami (Pilchard, Marion, (Way, Bruington, (Way, Bruington, Hahn-Lawson, Peterson) Schmidt, Stevens) Schmidt, Stevens) 7:27.93 (2/24/06) 7:13.21 (2009) 7:13.21 (2009) Miami Buffalo Buffalo (Schmidt, Bezier, (Ballard, Marecki, (Ballard, Marecki, Stevens, Patrick) Eckert, Koltz) Eckert, Koltz) 1:45.27 (2/24/06) 1:39.74 (2009) 1:39.74 (2009) Ohio Miami Miami (Wylam, Vaughn, (M. Schmidt, Vehr, (M. Schmidt, Vehr, Marion, Peterson) Way, Stevens) Way, Stevens) 3:47.73 (2/23/06) 3:39.65 (2009) 3:39.65 (2009) Sarah Chrzanowski (EMU) Melli Carpenter (Buffalo) Sarah Chrzanowski (EMU) 306.20 (2/23/06) 321.22 (2009) 308.20 (2007) Katie Carter (Akron) Katie Carter (Akron) Katie Carter (Akron) 335.85 (2006) 339.68 (2009) 335.85 (2006)
2009 UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SWIMMING AND DIVING MEDIA GUIDE