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UNC ASHEVILLE MISSION STATEMENT UNC Asheville is a selective, public liberal arts institution. UNC Asheville’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program reflects the attitudes and values underlying the University’s overall mission: academic excellence, diversity, equity, integrity, service, and accomplishment. The UNC Asheville athletics program contributes to this liberal arts culture in two ways. First, athletics programs foster a sense of community and pride by General Information Media Information / Athletics Communication ........... 2 fielding NCAA Division I teams and developing talented Primary Media Outlets ..................................................... 3 student-athletes who successfully represent UNC Asheville in competition and reflect the University’s commitment to overall excellence. Players Jonas Brobeck ...................................................................... 6 Accordingly, the athletics program encourages Devon Cavanaugh ............................................................... 6 Britney Cloer ....................................................................... 7 an atmosphere of respect for self and others through Zoe Hamel............................................................................ 7 the development of ethical conduct, sportsmanship, Adrien Langeard .................................................................. 8 leadership, and citizenship and provides equitable Ryan Matthew ...................................................................... 8 opportunities for all students and staff, including women, Jackie McGuirk..................................................................... 9 minorities and indivduals of all sexual identities. Nicolai Nonnenbroich ....................................................... 9 Second, the program provides an additional Nicole Schon ......................................................................10 campus experience for capable students to grow and Stephanie Schon ................................................................10 Thomas Rees......................................................................11 develop academically, personally, socially, and athletically. Matt Waissen ......................................................................11 This experience promotes institutional commitment and Nathan White.....................................................................12 pride on the part of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Coaches Lise Gregory ......................................................................13 Tom Hand ...........................................................................14 The Big South Conference..............................................15 2011 Statistics ..............................................................16-17 UNC Asheville The University of North Carolina Asheville ........18-20 Dr. Anne Ponder, Chancellor .........................................21 Janet R. Cone, Director of Athletics ......................22-23 Support Staff ...............................................................24-25 Head Coaches ..................................................................26 Rocky ..................................................................................27 Big South .............................................................................28 NCAA ................................................................................29 Crowne Plaza Tennis Center ..........................................30 The Bulldog Athletics Association ................................31 Asheville, N.C. ...................................................................32

Message To Media This edition of the 2011 UNC Asheville Tennis media guide has been prepared for you as you cover the Bulldogs during the season. For additional information, photographs, interviews with players and coaches, please contact Mike Gore or Matt Pellegrin in the Athletics Communication Office.

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Editor Mike Gore Designer: Matt Pellegrin Contributors: Mark Simpson, Mike Gore, Matt Pellegrin Photographers: Brett Whitsell, Everett Hutto, Rebecca Nelms Keil and Blake Madden

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MEDIA INFORMATION COVERING THE BULLDOGS The Office of Athletics Communication produces stories, pertinent notes about upcoming games, and cumulative statistics, all of which are available at www.uncabulldogs.com, the on-line home of Bulldog athletics.

Athletics Media Communications Mike Gore Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs Office Phone: (828) 251-6923 Cell Phone: (828) 215-6387 Email: mgore@unca.edu

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Press Passes: Please contact the UNC Asheville Athletics Communication Office as early as possible for press passes. Passes will be mailed if time permits. Interview Policy: The UNC Asheville Office of Athletics Communication and the tennis coaching staff are eager to assist the media with player and coach interview requests. Please contact the Office of Athletics Communication for all player interviews. On the road, please make coach interview arrangements through the Athletics Communication representative for that sport. Players will not be available for interviews on days of games until the completion of the contest.Your cooperation is appreciated. Media Guides: UNC Asheville will not print media guides to assist in the department’s cost-containment efforts. The Athletics Communications Office will provide the same material it has in the past through on-line supplements and enhanced notes packages.

Office Fax: (828) 251-6386 Web Site: www.uncabulldogs.com Mailing Address: One University Heights Justice Center, CPO #2600 Asheville, N.C. 28804

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Jonas Brobeck

Height: .......................................................................... 5’6” Year: ...........................................................................Junior Hometown: .............................................. Tallahassee, Fla. High School: ......................................................Maclay HS Experience: ....................................................High School

Overview: Has been a real contributor to the Bulldogs both in singles and doubles during his caerer...has played #1 doubles with Matt Waissen the past two years and #1 with Mauricio his freshman year...first name is pronounced yoh-nas...comes to Asheville from Sweden.

Overview: One of UNC Asheville’s top players during her career...as a junior in 2011, she battled through injuries to have a successful singles and doubles season...excellent student who is a real leader on the team...will be one of best in the Big South in 2012.

2011: Primarily played at #5 singles for the Bulldogs and had a solid year with 9-6 mark and 3-3 record in BSC play...was part of #1 doubles team with Matt Waissen and compiled a 10-10 record...went 5-2 in three-set matches in singles play and won his last three...posted upset win over Winthrop doubles team in Big South Tournament. 2010: Played both at #3 and #4 in singles....compiled eight wins in singles play with three wins at #3 and five victories at #4...won three of his last four singles matches...enjoyed an excellent year in doubles as played #1 with Matt Waissen...compiled an 11-8 doubles record with solid 4-3 worksheet in league play...won six of last eight doubles matches. 2009: Played at #2, #3 and #4 flights as a freshmam in singles... earned eight wins in singles, including three at #2...won nine matches in doubles...played primarily at #1 flight with Mauricio Correa in doubles as the duo combined to win six matches.

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Devon Cavanaugh

Height: .......................................................................... 6’1” Weight: .......................................................................... 160 Year: ...........................................................................Junior Hometown: ...................................... Stockholm, Sweden High School: .......................................... Universal School Experience: ............................................................. 2 Years

2011: Despite injuries that caused her to miss five matches and stayed with her most of the season, she finished the year in singles with an 11-6 record...went 6-1 at #3 flight and 4-0 at #4 flight...posted a 4-3 record in BSC play...played with both Zoe Hamel and Britney Cloer in doubles and had winning record as she finished with 10-8 mark...won six straight singles matches midway through the season, including three-set win over over Western Carolina. 2010: Enjoyed a great year for the Bulldogs in both singles and doubles... went 13-5 in singles matches with 4-2 mark against Big South Conference opponents...played primarily at #3 singles and went 5-4...also played five matches at #2 and was a perfect 5-0...two of her singles’ losses came in three sets to regionally-ranked teams Campbell and ETSU...won three-set thriller at ASU that gave the Bulldogs a 4-3 victory...teamed up with Louise Bottomley at #2 doubles and had 14-7 worksheet...had 4-3 mark in league matches...won six straight matches midway through the season...lost in a tie-breaker at regionally-ranked Furman. 2009: Played very well as a freshman...went 12-4 in singles while playing the #3 position...played four matches at #2 and went 2-2...teamed up with Louise Bottomley in doubles to post at 12-8 record at the #2 doubles position...went 5-3 in singles during Big South Conference matches.


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Britney Cloer Height: ........................................................................ 5’3” Year: ..........................................................................Senior City/State: .....................................Hendersonville , N.C. High School: .................................. West Henderson HS Other College: .................................. UNC Greensboro Experience: ...........................................................Transfer

Zoe Hamel Height: ........................................................................ 5’6” Year: .................................................................... Freshman City/State: .....................................................Paris, France Experience: ............................................................1st Year

Overview: Transfer from UNC Greensboro who made an immediate im- Overview: Talented player from France who helped the Bulldogs as pact for the Bulldogs during her two-year career at UNC Asheville...played a freshman and had a bright career ahead of her at UNC Asheville. #1 for Asheville senior season...solid player who is also an excellent student...native of Hendersonville who attended West Henderson HS and had 2011: Was a starter for Asheville in both singles and doubles as great prep career. 2011: Played most of the year at #1 singles and produced eight wins... opened the season with three-set victory over Stephani Synn of Davidson... won thrilling three-set match over Atlantic Sun champion Yasmine Alkema of ETSU...teamed up with Devon Cavanaugh at #2 doubles and registered a 7-6 record, including two BSC wins.

a freshman...played primarily #3 and #4 in singles...produced 5-4 mark in singles play at #3 and won three more matches at #4... teamed up with Stepahnie Schon to play #1 doubles and won five matches...won two three-set matches during the year...early in the season, played with Devon Cavanaugh at #2 doubles, producing 4-1 record.

2010: Registered a 13-5 singles record playing primarily at #3 and #4 flights...went 5-2 and #3 and 5-2 at #4...also went 2-0 at #5...finished with a 4-2 BSC mark...won nine straight matches midway through the season... won key three-set match vs. Gardner-Webb that helped give Bulldogs the victory...her 13 wins tied for the team lead...teamed up with Nicole Schon at #3 doubles and produced an 8-8 record. Before UNC Asheville: Lettered for two years at UNC Greensboro...won six singles matches as a freshman in 2008 and posted 11-4 doubles record...sophomore year won nine matches in both singles and doubles...attended West Henderson HS in Hendersonville where she enjoyed a great prep career...went 83-2 in singles plays during her four-year career...won four consecutive 2-A singles states titles during her amazing career...lettererd on powerful Lady Falcon basketball team and was All-Conference and All-State.

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Adrien Langeard Height: ........................................................................ 6’1” Weight: .......................................................................... 163 Year: ................................................................ Sophomore City/State: .................................................... Caen, France Experience: ...............................................................1 Year

Ryan Matthews Height: ........................................................................ 5’10” Weight: .......................................................................... 173 Year: ................................................................ Sophomore Hometown: ......................................... Greensboro, N.C. High School: ......................................... NW Guilford HS Experience: ....................................................High School

Overview: Has stuggled some with injuries during his career but Overview: Hard-working junior from North Carolina...won the C enjoyed an excellent sophomore campaign...one of two Bulldogs Flight at Brevard Invitational in fall of 2009...primarily a singles on team from France...earned a spot on Big South All-Conference player for Asheville but has done a solid job for Bulldog program. team in singles as a sophmore. 2011: Played in 20 singles matches for the Bulldogs and earned 2011: Enjoyed an excellent season both in singles and doubles... seven wins...was Asheville’s #4 singles player and picked up five played most of the season at #2 singles but also played at #1 and wins there...went 2-1 at #3 flight...won key three-set match at Da#3....finished with a team-high 13-5 singles record, including 8-4 vidson as Bulldogs knocked off Wildcats for first time in school mark at #2...went 5-1 in Big South Conference play...teamed up history. with Thomas Rees at #3 doubles and went 14-4 with 3-3 mark in BSC action...compiled a 4-2 record in three-set matches...won his 2010: Compiled a 6-7 singles record for Asheville...went 3-1 at #6 flight...won tournament at Brevard during the fall. first 12 doubles matches of the year. 2010: Began the spring season playing #1 but was injured after sec- Before UNC Asheville: Was named Metro 4-A Conference Player ond match and didn’t play singles for part of the year...played at of the Year as a senior at NW Guilford HS #2, #3 and #4 flight and compiled a 7-6 singles record...won three conference matches in singles...teamed up with Thomas Rees at #3 flight and finished with 9-8 doubles record, including 4-3 mark in conference play...the duo won six of last eight doubles matches... went three sets six different times in singles and went 3-3.

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Jackie McGuirk Height: .......................................................................... 5’4” Year: ................................................................ Sophomore Hometown: ..............................................Raynham, Mass. High School: ................Bridgewater-Raynham Regional Experience: ....................................................High School

Nicolai Nonnenbroich Height: .......................................................................... 6’0” Weight: .......................................................................... 160 Year: ..........................................................................Senior Hometown: ............................................ Mougins, France Experience: ............................................................. 2 Years

Overview: Stepped in for the Bulldogs in both singles and doubles Overview: Talented player from France who has been a key player and did a solid job in 2011...hard worker who rapidly improved for the Bulldogs during his career. throughout the season. 2011: Competed most of the year at either #1 or #2 flight...won 2011: Played at both #5 and #6 singles flight during the season... two matches at #1 and went 3-2 in #2 flight...played three matches won four matches during the year...first career win was a straight at #3 flight...won key singles matches late in season vs. Liberty in set victory over North Carolina Central that decided a 4-3 Bulldogs three sets to help lead Bulldogs to key victory...posted victory at victory...earned three straight singles wins during one part of the #2 flight at Charlotte that helped Bulldogs stun 49ers for first time year...played at #3 doubles with Nicole Schon and the duo regis- in school history...also picked up straight set win at Davidson to tered three victories. help Asheville knock off Wildcats for first time ever...played at #2 doubles with Nathan White and went 10-10 on the year...earned 2010: Did not play in a match during the spring season. three wins in doubles play during BSC season. 2010: Ended up being UNC Asheville’s top player and played at #1 most of the season...earned all-conference honors for his play.... played at four different flights (1-4) during the year with 6-6 mark coming at #1...went 4-3 in three-set matches...teamed up with Nathan White at #2 doubles and compiled a 9-9 record, including 4-3 mark in Big South matches...ended the season on a roll in doubles play with five straight wins, including upset victories over Radford and Coastal Carolina. 2009: Played at both #1 and #2 singles before injuring his ankle midway through the year...earned four wins in singles play...teamed up with Joe May to win seven doubles matches during the year.

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Nicole Schon

Stephanie Schon

Height: ........................................................................ 5’4” Year: ..........................................................................Senior City/State: ...............................................San Diego, Calif. High School: ......................................American Heritage Experience: ....................................................High School

Height: ........................................................................ 5’5” Year: ..........................................................................Senior Hometown: .............................................San Diego, Calif. High School: ......................................American Heritage Experience: ....................................................High School

Overview: Joined the UNC Asheville program in January of 2008 with her sister, Stephanie...was a consistent and productive player during her career... was injured part of her senior year but came back strong and was a key player for Bulldogs down the stretch.

Overview: Joined Came to UNC Asheville in January of 2008 with her sister Nicole...native of San Diego...enjoyed an excellent career for the Bulldogs and finished senior season with winning record in singles...excellent student.

2011: Played at #5 singles most of the season and produced three wins...also 2011: Won her first eight singles matches of the season with wins at flights had a singles win at #4 and #6 flights...won two three-set wins during the #1, 2, 3, 4....finished the year with 12 wins, including 5-1 mark at #3 flight... season...played #3 doubles with Jackie McGuirk and earned four victories. won three matches in BSC play...went 3-2 in five-set matches...teamed up with Zoe Hamel and Britney Cloer in doubles and produced six victories... 2010: Tied for the team lead in singles wins with 13...played primarily at earned great singles win at Furman when she outlasted Jenny Porter in three #5 singles but played some at #4 and two matches at #6...led team in BSC sets...also picked up singles win at Davidson. wins with 5-2 worksheet...finished her season with three straight singles vic2010: Played most of the year at #2 singles and compiled six victories with tories...had 8-5 record at #5 and 4-1 mark at #4...won three-set match vs. two wins at #3...won key three-set victory over Presbyterian College that Radford in last regular-season match of the year to help Bulldogs get win... helped Asheville earn win...sensational doubles season with Leslie Smith as teamed up with Britney Cloer at #3 doubles to finish with 8-8 record. registered a 17-5 record at #1 flight...went 4-3 in league matches...the duo won 10 straight matches midway through the year. 2009: Enjoyed a solid season as she registered a 13-8 singles record...played most of the year at #4 flight and went 10-7...went 2-0 at #6 and 1-1 at #4... 2009: Did an outstanding job as a sophomore with a 12-8 singles record... played with three different doubles partner during the year and had overall played most of the year at #2 flight and finished with a 10-7 mark, including worksheet of 11-10...played with Tania Mateva at #3 doubles and went 6-4... three wins in BSC play...went 2-1 at #3 and 1-0 at #4...played #1 doubles also played with Tess Darling and #3 at finished with 5-5 record. with Leslie Smith and duo combined for a winning record at 11-9. 2008: Produced a winning record in singles with 10-8 mark...went 8-8 at the #4 flight and perfect 2-0 at #6 flight...played with three different doubles partners and had 7-11 doubles mark...teamed up with Louise Bottomley at #2 doubles to go 4-3.

2008: Finished with an 11-7 record in singles and played most of the year at #3 flight...played her best tennis at the end of the year as she went 7-3 in her last 10 matches...played with three different doubles partners and went 7-9, including 4-3 mark with Leslie Smith.

Before UNC Asheville: Attended the International Tennis Academy in Del- Before UNC Asheville: Attended the International Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, Florida. ray Beach, Florida.

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Thomas Rees

Matt Waissen

Height: .......................................................................... 6’6” Weight: .......................................................................... 175 Year: ...........................................................................Junior City/State: .......................Worestershire, Great Britain High School: ........................................Oraitwich Spa HS Experience: ...............................................................1 Year

Height: ........................................................................ 6’2” Weight: .......................................................................... 157 Year: ................................................................ Sophomore City/State: ............................ Basingstoke, Great Britain Experience: ....................................................High School

Overview: Transfer from Tusculum who was a key player for the Bulldogs right away...native of Worestershire Great Britain...enjoyed an excellent 2011 season...very good student and earned a spot on 2011 Big South All-Academic team.

Overview: Sophomore from Great Britain who has made an immediate impact in the Bulldog line-up in both singles and doubles... great athlete...excellent sophomore year as he named Big South AllConference in singles.

2011: Was the Bulldogs standout and #6 singles during the season and posted five wins on the year...earned an important singles victory in Big South Tournament win over Gardner-Webb...also picked up key late-season victory vs. Liberty...enjoyed an outstanding season in doubles with Adrien Langeard as the duo went 14-4 at #3 flight...they won their first 12 doubles matches of the year, including wins over Rdford, Charlotte and Davidson.

2011: Excellent season as he finished with a 13-9 singles mark as he played primarily #3 singles but played six matches at #1...also played four matches at #2 and went 3-1...compiled a 4-4 mark in three-set matches...won key match at Charlotte to help give Bulldogs upset win over 49ers...won a thrilling three-set match at #1 singles over Coastal Carolina...teamed up with Jonas Brobeck to play #1 doubles and posted a 12-10 record...upset top-seeded Win2010: Played at both #5 and #6 singles this year and posted a 9-11 throp’s #1 doubles team in semfinals of Big South Tournament. record...went 6-4 at #6 flight...won three matches in Big South action...won four of his last six singles matches...earned impressive 2010: Played most of the year at #2 singles and went 6-7 in that ponon-conference victory over Georgia State late in the year... teamed sition...also won two matches at #1 flight...finished strong as he won up with Adrien Langeard at #3 flight and finished with 9-8 doubles of his last five singles matches, including upset win over Coastal record, including 4-3 mark in conference play...the duo won six of Carolina in BSC Tournament...lost close match in tie-breaker at #1 last eight doubles matches. flight to nationally-ranked Furman... enjoyed an excellent year in Before UNC Asheville: Competed at Tusculum College in Green- doubles as played #1 with Jonas Brobeck...compiled an 11-8 douville, Tenn. last year...went 12-12 in singles play and helped lead Pi- bles record with solid 4-3 worksheet in league play...won six of last oneers to berth in South Atlantic Conference championship match... eight doubles matches...had an excellent fall and was one of two attended Oroitwich Spa HS & Specialist Sports College in Worces- players to compete in ITA Regional in Chapel Hill where he lost tershire, England... coached by Mike Crooks and Allen Benbow... close three-set match to William Parker of North Carolina. school tennis captain...won eight singles titles in 2006-07... club champion...ranked No. 96 in the nation.

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Nathan White Height: .......................................................................... 6’0� Weight: .......................................................................... 161 Year: ..........................................................................Senior Hometown: .................................................... Hoover, Ala. High School: ......................................................Spain Park Experience: ............................................................. 3 Years Overview: Has served as captain of team his sophomore, junior and seniors years...named to Big South All-Academic team both as a sophomore and junior...hard worker who has been the heart and soul of Bulldog team during his career. 2011: Played in 12 matches in singles, primarily at #6...finished with 6-6 singles record...posted big three-set wins at Davidson and Charlotte as Bulldogs pulled off first-time wins over each opponent...excellent doubles season as he played at #2 flight with Nicolai Nonnenbroich...the duo went 10-10 during the season...won four of their last five matches, including upset wins in BSC Tournament vs. Gardner-Webb and top-seeded Winthrop. 2010: Played some at singles but played in every match in doubles...posted three wins in singles play with a victory at #4, #5 and #6 flight... teamed up with Nicolai Nonnenbroich at #2 doubles and compiled a 9-9 record, including 4-3 mark in Big South matches...ended the season on a roll in doubles play with five straight wins, including upset victories over Radford and Coastal Carolina. 2009: Picked up eight wins in singles as a sophomore, including three victories in BSC matches...played at #3, #4 and #5 flights and went 4-4 at #5... teamed with Alexander Greer to win six matches in doubles. 2008: Posted a 4-5 singles record at flight six...did a solid job in doubles as he teamed up with Joe May to produce a 4-4 record and with Tyler Begg to go 2-3. Before UNC Asheville: Went to Spain Park HS in Hoover Alabama and as senior helped lead school to 6-A state championship.

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THE COACHES

Lise Gregory

State team with the highest GPA. Gregory has the highAlma Mater: ...................................................Miami, 1986 est winning percentage in FSU women’s tennis coaching history, with a career record of 119-83 for a .589 winning Year: ......................................................................... Fourth percentage. Gregory is the all-time winningest women’s Former Florida State head tennis coach Lise Gregory tennis coach at FSU and the only 100 match winner. is in her fourth year as head coach of the UNC Asheville men’s and women’s tennis program. FSU’s best season under Gregory came in 1998-99 when it placed three players on the All-ACC team for In her three years as head coach of both programs, the first time in school history. The Seminoles won 118 Gregory had steadily improved both programs and has of 168 matches that season. She was named the Atlantic each team ready to make an impact in the Big South Con- Coast Conference’s Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year in ference. In the 2009 season. she led the women’s team to 1999. Lise also earned another Coach of the Year honors in a 12-9 overall record. Gregory was named Big South Con- 2004. ference Coach of the Year for her work. In 2010, Asheville posted a 14-8 overall, the second best in school history. As a player at Miami, Gregory earned an amazing seven NCAA All-America honors for her singles and doubles This is Gregory’s second tour of duty with the Asheville play as well as an NCAA doubles’ championship in 1986 program. She served as an assistant during the 2004-05 with teammate Ronni Reis. The duo compiled an impresseason and helped guide the women’s team to an 11-8 sive 84-10 record over four years, while Miami was consisoverall record. It was just the second winning season for tently ranked among the nation’s Top Five. Gregory was the Bulldog program in the previous 18 years. named to Tennis Magazine’s All-Star team in both 1986 and 1987. Gregory lived in Asheville during the 2004-05 year before moving on to Vanderbilt where she served as Director As a professional, Gregory won nine tournament titles of Facilities and Operations for one year. in 16 finals appearances, including seven Virginia Slims doubles championships on the way to a career-high No. 18 Gregory was the head coach at Florida State for eight world doubles ranking in 1990. She also won the singles at years from 1996 until 2004. She enjoyed tremendous suc- the $25,000 Challenger in Philadelphia in 1987. Gregory cess both on and off the court at Florida State. was a doubles quarter-finalist at the Australian Open, a Grand Slam event, as well as one of the top eight teams Over her eight years at FSU, the Seminoles made seven in the world that participated in the year-ending Virginia trips to the NCAA Tournament and earned seven straight Slims Championship. Golden Torch Awards - an honor bestowed on the Florida

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Tom Hand Alma Mater ........................................................ LSU, 1999 Year ............................................................................. Third Former LSU standout Tom Hand is in his third year as an assistant coach with both the men’s and women’s tennis programs. “Tom has an excellent playing and coaching background and his credentials are superb,” stated head coach Lise Gregory.“We have very similar coaching philosophies. I am looking forward to working with him and helping the players reach their full potential” Hand brings significant playing and coaching experience to the UNC Asheville program. He served as head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis program at the University of New Orleans for the 2006 season. Hand was the Associate Head Women’s Coach for Tulane during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.The Green Wave advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament both of his years at Tulane. He has been the personal coach to Melissa Mang, who was the number one ranked junior in the United States. Mang is now an All-American at Duke. Hand had a spectacular playing career at LSU. He was a four-year captain for the Tigers and helped lead LSU to two Southeastern Conference championships and two trips to the “Final Four.” Hand is ranked third on LSU’s alltime wins list with 107. He was ranked 13th in the country in singles and was a part of the number one doubles team in the nation as a senior.

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Hand was an outstanding student at LSU as he earned the University Medal for graduating with a 4.0 GPA in just three years. He was an Academic All-American and was the national winner of the Arthur Ashe Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service.


THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE MEN’S TENNIS HONORS BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1986 BIG SOUTH ALL-CONFERENCE PERFORMERS Joven Cizek (1985) Singles; (1986) Doubles Neils DeJong (1986) Doubles Tim Lufkin (1986) Singles; (1986) Doubles Steve Maynor (1986) Doubles

WOMEN’S TENNIS HONORS BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1987, 1988, 1989 BIG SOUTH ALL-CONFERENCE PERFORMERS Candi Earwood (1987) Jenee Cross (1988, 1989, 1990) Singles, (1989) Doubles Leigh Anne Caldwell (1988, 1989) Singles Christine Nichols (1988) Singles Stacey Carter (1988, 1989) Singles Shannon Burns (1989) Doubles Kathryn Grooms (1990) Singles Stefanie Shuba (2001) Singles BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Chuck Schilling (1987) Karl Johnston (1988, 1989)

Paul Puckett (1986) Doubles Butch Hayes (1986) Doubles Jeff Duncan (1988) Doubles Mike Owenby (1995) Doubles Tony Pralinsky (1995) Doubles Bo Shupe (1998) Singles Paul Ambrose (2002, 2004, 2005) Singles Mauricio Correa (2005, 2007) Doubles Rob Nunnery (2005, 2007) Doubles Adrian Langeard (2011) Singles Matt Waissen (2011) Singles BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Thomas Rees (2011) BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Doug Maynard (1986)

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jenee Cross (1988, 1989, 1990) BIG SOUTH SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Cathy Rhoney (1999)

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2011 MEN’S SEASON 2011 UNC Ashevillle Tennis Statists UNC Asheville Season Statistics (Through games of May 12, 2011) Overall record: 10-11 • BSC: 3-4 • Region: 0-0 • Home: 5-5 • Away: 5-6 • Neutral: 0-0 • vs National ranked: 0-0 • vs Regional ranked: 0-0 vs

SINGLES Overall BROBECK, Jonas 11-8 LANGEARD, Adrien 13-5 MATTHEWS, Ryan 7-13 NONNENBROICH, N. 0-0 NONNENBROICH, Nicola 6-14 REES, Thomas 5-7 WAISSEN, Matt 12-9 WHITE, Nathan 6-6 Totals 60-62 Percentage .492

Dual 11-8 13-5 7-13 0-0 6-14 5-7 12-9 6-6 60-62 .492

Tour 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000

BSC 3-3 5-1 2-5 0-0 2-5 2-4 4-3 0-2 18-23 .439

ranked

1 2 3 4 5 6 Nat'l Reg'l ------2-2 9-6 --0-0 0-0 3-1 8-4 2-0 ------0-0 0-0 ----2-1 5-11 0-1 --0-0 0-0 ------------0-0 0-0 2-9 3-2 1-3 ------0-0 0-0 --------0-1 5-6 0-0 0-0 2-4 3-1 7-4 ------0-0 0-0 --------2-1 4-5 0-0 0-0 7-14 14-7 12-8 7-13 11-9 9-11 0-0 0-0 .333 .667 .600 .350 .550 .450 .000 .000 vs

DOUBLES BROBECK, Jonas/WAISSEN, Matt NONNENBROICH, Nicola/WHITE, Nathan LANGEARD, Adrien/REES, Thomas MATTHEWS, Ryan/REES, Thomas NONNENBROICH, N./WHITE, Nathan Totals Percentage

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Date Feb 05, 2011 Feb 05, 2011 Feb 12, 2011 Feb 13, 2011 Feb 19, 2011 Feb 20, 2011 Feb 26, 2011 Mar 03, 2011 Mar 4, 2011 Mar 12, 2011 Mar 14, 2011 Mar 20, 2011 Mar 23, 2011 March 31, 2011 Apr 05, 2011 Apr 9, 2011 Apr 10, 2011 Apr 15, 2011 Apr 17, 2011 04-21-11 04-22-11

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Opponent AUGUSTA STATE UNC GREENSBORO UAB Samford Davidson College MARS HILL COLLEGE APPALACHIAN STATE Brevard College Charlotte LEES-MCRAE GEORGIA STATE RADFORD Gardner-Webb KING (TENN.) Campbell Winthrop Presbyterian College-MEN LIBERTY COASTAL CAROLINA Gardner-Webb Winthrop

Overall 11-10 10-10 14-4 1-0 1-0 37-24 .607

Dual 11-10 10-10 14-4 1-0 1-0 37-24 .607

W L L L W W L W W W L L L W L L W W L W L

Tour 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000

Score Overall 6-1 1-0 3-4 1-1 3-4 1-2 0-7 1-3 5-2 2-3 7-0 3-3 2-5 3-4 6-1 4-4 5-1 5-4 5-2 6-4 2-5 6-5 2-5 6-6 1-6 6-7 6-1 7-7 0-7 7-8 1-6 7-9 5-2 8-9 5-2 9-9 3-4 9-10 4-2 10-10 1-4 10-11

BSC 3-4 3-4 3-3 0-0 0-0 9-11 .450

1 10-10 1-0 ------11-10 .524

BSC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-3 1-3 2-3 2-4 3-4 3-4

2 1-0 9-10 ----1-0 11-10 .524

Strk L1 L1 L2 L2 W1 L1 L1

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3 Nat'l Reg'l --0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 14-4 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 15-4 0-0 0-0 .789 .000 .000

Nation Region

Last 10 4-5 6-4 3-7 0-0 2-8 4-5 5-5 5-5

Strk W2 W1 L2 W1 W1

Last 10 5-5 4-6 6-4 1-0 1-0


2011 WOMEN’S SEASON 2011 UNC Ashevillle Tennis Statists UNC Asheville Season Statistics (Through games of May 12, 2011) Overall record: 6-16 • BSC: 0-8 • Region: 0-0 • Home: 5-7 • Away: 1-9 • Neutral: 0-0 • vs National ranked: 0-0 • vs Regional ranked: 0-0 vs

SINGLES CAVANAUGH,Devon CLOER, Britney HAMEL, Zoe MCGUIRK, Jackie No player SCHON, Nicole SCHON, Stephanie Totals Percentage

Overall 11-6 8-14 8-13 4-17 0-0 5-12 12-10 50-81 .382

Dual 11-6 8-14 8-13 4-17 0-0 5-12 12-10 50-81 .382

Tour 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000

BSC 4-3 1-7 1-6 0-8 0-0 1-7 3-5 10-37 .213

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1 2 3 4 5 6 Nat'l Reg'l --0-5 6-1 4-0 1-0 --0-0 0-0 6-14 2-0 --------0-1 0-0 --0-2 5-4 3-7 ----0-0 0-0 --------3-7 1-10 0-0 0-0 ------------0-0 0-0 ------1-4 3-8 1-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 3-9 5-1 2-0 ----0-0 0-0 8-14 5-17 16-6 10-11 7-15 4-18 0-1 0-0 .364 .227 .727 .476 .318 .182 .000 .000 vs

DOUBLES CLOER, Britney/SCHON, Stephanie CAVANAUGH,Devon/HAMEL, Zoe MCGUIRK, Jackie/SCHON, Nicole HAMEL, Zoe/SCHON, Stephanie CAVANAUGH,Devon/CLOER, Britney CLOER, Britney/SCHON, Nicole Totals Percentage

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Date Jan 29, 2011 Feb 05, 2011 Feb 06, 2011 Feb 14, 2011 Feb 12, 2011 Feb 19, 2011 Feb 20, 2011 Feb. 27, 2011 Mar 4, 2011 Mar 6, 2011 Mar 7, 2011 Mar 14, 2011 Mar 22, 2011 Mar 23, 2011 Mar 26, 2011 Apr 02, 2011 Apr 05, 2011 Apr 07, 2011 Apr 9, 2011 Apr 10, 2011 Apr 15, 2011 04-21-11

Overall 1-4 3-2 3-11 5-10 7-6 0-2 21-38 .356

Opponent at Davidson College at Furman NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL AUGUSTA STATE APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY MARS HILL at Brevard College LEES-MCRAE at Charlotte EAST CAROLINA UNC GREENSBORO RADFORD WESTERN CAROLINA at Gardner-Webb COASTAL CAROLINA CHARLESTON SOUTHERN at Campbell at ETSU at Winthrop at Presbyterian College-women LIBERTY UNIVERSITY at Coastal Carolina

Dual 1-4 3-2 3-11 5-10 7-6 0-2 21-38 .356

L L W W L W W W L L L L W L L L L L L L L L

Tour 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000

Score Overall 3-4 0-1 1-6 0-2 4-3 1-2 5-2 2-2 1-6 2-3 7-0 3-3 7-0 4-3 7-0 5-3 0-7 5-4 0-6 5-5 1-6 5-6 3-4 5-7 6-1 6-7 0-7 6-8 1-6 6-9 1-6 6-10 1-6 6-11 3-4 6-12 0-7 6-13 3-4 6-14 1-6 6-15 1-4 6-16

BSC 0-0 0-0 0-6 1-6 2-4 0-1 3-18 .143 BSC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-4 0-4 0-5 0-6 0-7 0-8

Strk W2 L2 L1 L13 L4 L2

Last 10 6-4 3-7 2-7 0-9 0-0 2-8 3-7

ranked

1 2 3 Nat'l Reg'l 1-3 0-1 --0-0 0-0 0-1 3-1 --0-0 0-0 ----- 3-11 0-0 0-0 5-10 ----0-0 0-0 --7-6 --0-0 0-0 --0-2 --0-0 0-0 6-14 10-10 5-14 0-0 0-0 .300 .500 .263 .000 .000

Strk L2 L1 L9 L5 L1 L2

Last 10 1-4 3-2 1-9 2-8 4-6 0-2

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US Fiske Guide Gives High Marks to UNC Asheville and its Environmental Studies Program UNC Asheville is once again ranked among the nation’s top colleges in the 2011 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” published in July. The Fiske Guide calls UNC Asheville “one of the best educational bargains in the country.” “This public liberal arts university offers all the perks that are generally associated with pricier private institutions: rigorous academics, small classes, and a beautiful setting,” says the Fiske Guide, noting that UNC Asheville provides all this for a fraction of the cost of a private college. In addition, for the seventh consecutive year, UNC Asheville’s Environmental Studies Program was named to the Fiske Guide’s list of pre-professional programs with unusual strength in preparing students for careers. Students in UNC Asheville’s program learn to address environmental issues through a multidisciplinary approach that includes biology, ecology, geology, chemistry, physics, economics, public policy, and other natural and social sciences. Undergraduate research is an important feature of the curriculum, and the Environmental Studies Department stresses on-the-job internships in organizations involved with environmental issues. The Fiske Guide also finds plenty to appreciate in UNC Asheville’s “picturesque mountain location in one of the most liveable small cities anywhere.” According to the Fiske Guide, “whether it’s the lush environment or the money you’re saving, the University of North Carolina at Asheville will have you seeing green.”

UNC Asheville Ranked Among Nation’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report UNC UNC Asheville received high marks in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released on August 17. UNC Asheville ranked fifth among National Liberal Arts Colleges in “The 2011 Upand-Comers” list, which highlights schools with “the most promising and innovative changes.” This select list leads the overall rankings in the 2011 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook, which will be available on-line August 17 and on newsstands August 24. UNC Asheville was also one of only 25 universities in the nation to make the U.S. News & World Report list of “stellar” schools for undergraduate research/creative projects. UNC Asheville, Duke, and UNC-Chapel Hill are the lone North Carolina representatives on this list. UNC Asheville, which founded the National Council for Undergraduate Research more than 20 years ago, has made this roster annually since it began nine years ago. In addition, UNC Asheville was included on the list of 39 National Liberal Arts Colleges with the strongest commitment to undergraduate teaching. U.S. News & World Report’s overall rankings include a number of factors, including financial support from alumni, grades and test scores of incoming freshmen and admissions selectivity along with the quality of instruction and curriculum. UNC Asheville was ranked sixth among public institutions in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category and number 158 in the category overall. Again this year, UNC Asheville was recognized by U.S. News & World Report for affordability as measured by student debt. The university ranked 14th among National Liberal Arts Colleges for least debt among graduating students. This is consistent with findings from other leading college rankings services. The 2011 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges,” issued in July, called UNC Asheville “one of the best educational bargains in the country.” In January, Princeton Review named UNC Asheville to its “Best College Values for 2010” list.

UNC Asheville Named One of the 50 “Best Value” Public Colleges in the U.S. by Princeton Review Rising costs in today’s challenging economy has pushed up the price of everything from gas to groceries. But there are still great values to be found in higher education, according to “Best Value Colleges for 2010” ranking released today from the Princeton Review. UNC Asheville was among just 50 institutions nationwide named to the “Best Value” Public Colleges list. The Princeton Review also published a 50 “Best Value” Private Colleges list, for a total of 100 colleges in all. UNC Asheville was the only college or university in Western North Carolina to make the list.This is the fourth year that UNC Asheville has been selected by the Princeton Review as one of the 50 best value public colleges in the country. According to the Princeton Review, the schools that made the “Best Value” list are “first-rate institutions offering outstanding academics at a relatively low cost of attendance and/or generous financial aid.” The Princeton Review praised UNC Asheville’s growing national academic reputation, noting that the University provides “students a private school experience at a public school cost.” It also favorably notes the University’s numerous academic options, small class size and strong focus on the liberal arts. The ranking applauds UNC Asheville’s accessible faculty and the diverse offering of student activities both on and off campus. The Princeton Review selected the top 100 institutions as its “Best Value” choices for 2010 based on its surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 public and private colleges and universities. The selection criteria covered more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, costs of attendance, and financial aid, using the most recently reported data from each institution for the 2008-09 academic year. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as one of the nation’s best values in higher education. It has made the Fiske Guide to Colleges’ “Best Buy” list for the past 16 years and is among the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s 100 best value public colleges and universities. And according to U.S. News & World Report’s current college rankings, UNC Asheville is among the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the nation whose students graduated with the least debt in 2008.

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Dr. Anne Ponder Chancellor University of North Carolina Asheville Dr. Anne Ponder became the sixth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Asheville in October 2005. Chancellor Ponder is a native of Asheville and a lifelong educator. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in English from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She began her academic career at Elon College (now Elon University) in North Carolina, where she was the first woman and first pretenure professor to receive the Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Teaching. During her nine years at Elon, she taught English and communications, and founded the college’s Honors Program. She later joined Guilford College in North Carolina, where she was an associate professor of English and interdisciplinary studies and served as associate academic dean. At Kenyon College in Ohio, she served as professor of English and drama, academic dean, adding ‘vice president for information technology’ to her portfolio. In 1995, she was selected to become president at Colby-Sawyer College, a private liberal arts college in New London, N.H., where she would serve for ten years. At UNC Asheville, Chancellor Ponder has led a campuswide collaboration resulting in a five-year Strategic Plan and then implemented an administrative reorganization that focuses University resources on the Strategic Plan’s highest priorities. As part of that strategy, the UNC Asheville campus now serves as the new national headquarters for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Chancellor Ponder is a nationally known expert on institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, and fundraising and resource development. She has been a frequent faculty member of Harvard University’s Institutes for Higher Education, and has written a chapter on strategic planning for the book “Leading America’s Branch Campuses,” edited by Samuel Schuman and published by the American Council on Education. In addition to serving the University, Chancellor Ponder is member of the Mission Hospitals Audit Committee, and the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Board of Directors. She also serves as a member of the Asheville Community and Economic Development Alliance.

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Chancellor Ponder is the daughter of Eleanor Ponder, and the late Herschel Ponder, both of whom trace their Asheville family roots back to the 1780’s. She is married to Christopher Brookhouse, an award-winning writer and publisher previously on the English faculty at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Janet R. Cone Director of Athletics Senior Administrator for University Enterprises

Janet R. Cone is in her seventh year as Director of Athletics at UNC Asheville. Since arriving in 2004, she has led the Department of Athletics through a five-year strategic plan that has resulted in improvements in the student-athlete experience, resources for coaches and staff, facilities, competition levels and increased community support. Last year, Chancellor Anne Ponder appointed Cone to the newly-created position of Senior Administrator for University Enterprises. In this position, Cone will oversee the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness, manage specific community relationships and serve as a member of UNC Asheville’s fundraising team. She will continue as a member of the Chancellor’s Senior Staff and assist Chancellor Ponder in more closely aligning the university with the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement. Student-Athletes have excelled in the classroom under Cone’s leadership. In 2004, she created the Athletic Director’s 3.0 + Club that recognizes all student-athletes who make a 3.0 or better grade point average each semester. More than 600 student-athletes have made the club during Cone’s six years, and in 2009-10, a record number of studentathletes earned that distinction.

During that same time period, more than 500 student-athletes have been named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll, and in 2009-10 more than 60 percent of UNC Asheville’s student-athletes have earned this impressive academic distinction. The Department of Athletics has also successfully hosted two Big South Conference Tournaments that produced revenue for the school. Cone has overseen construction projects that will dramatically improve the facilities in which UNC Asheville’s Bulldog student-athletes compete and train. (1) The North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness/Kimmel Arena is presently under construction. Funded partly through a $35 million state appropriation, Cone helped raise more than seven million dollars in private funds to construct the Kimmel Arena, a major convocation space that will accommodate larger group events than the campus has been able to host before. Among other things, this will allow the university to host its own graduation on campus, attract major venue speakers and performances, and will secure a future home for men’s and women’s basketball teams. (2) Renovation and repairs to the Karl Straus Track began in the spring of 2009 and should be completed in the next year. Cone helped raised more than one million dollars in private funding for the track project. (3) Cone negotiated a partnership with the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort for construction of a new Bulldog tennis facility which has indoor courts, composition courts and six hard courts that each Bulldog team played in last season. She has also been a leader in the Asheville community. Last year, Cone helped create the Asheville Sports Commission which helps bring athletic events to Buncombe County. She worked closely with the commission to help bring the Southern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament back to Asheville starting in March of 2012 with some of the games being played at Kimmel Arena. The 2007-08 year was another outstanding year for Cone and the Department of Athletics.The men’s basketball team was co-regular season champions of the Big South Conference and earned a bid to the National Invitational Tournament, making UNC Asheville the first men’s basketball team in Big South history to receive a bid to the NIT. Cone helped the department successfully host the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament and Women’s Basketball Tournament in back-toback weekends. In October of 2007, Cone was named the 2007 Division I-AAA Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators. UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder was delighted to see Cone receive the award. “Janet Cone’s inspirational leadership has set a very high standard for our student-athletes and our coaches, all of whom continue to be winners both on and off the field,” stated Ponder. “We are thrilled that she is being recognized in this way for her vision, her energy, and her tenacity, qualities our University benefits from each and every day.”

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In 2006-07, UNC Asheville three different teams UNC Asheville teams won Big South Conference championships and advance to the NCAA Tournament. In May of 2006, the UNC Asheville baseball team completed an amazing run with their first ever championship and a trip to Clemson for the NCAA Regional. In the fall of 2006, the women’s soccer team became the first women’s team in school history to qualify for the NCAA Tournament when the Bulldogs won the league title and earned a spot against top-seed UNC Chapel Hill in the College Cup. In March of 2007, the UNC Asheville women’s basketball team won its first ever Big South Conference championship Asheville advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time where it took on Final Four-bound LSU. The South Carolina native has promulgated a significant increase in corporate sponsorships and Bulldog Athletic Association donations, critical to an organization that is not allowed to receive state funds of any kind. She has also overseen a new partnership with the Asheville City and Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Departments, an improved Athletics website, and the implementation of internet broadcasts and video-streaming for six different sports. In September of 2008, she began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council. In July of 2006, the Summerville, S.C. native was one of just 14 female athletic administrators to be picked by the NCAA/NACWAA to attend The Institute of Athletics Executives in Denver. Cone is extremely active in the community. In the spring of 2006, she was named as an Outstanding Executive Manager by the Asheville-Buncombe Excellence in Public Service. In the summer of the 2006, she helped lead a group of community leaders to bring the Big South Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament to UNC Asheville’s Justice Center in 2007 and 2008. Cone also initiated the “Our Turn to Play” women’s luncheon for local business, civic, and community leaders the past two years. Cone was recognized as one of “10 Women to know in Western North Carolina.” In March of 2009, she earned a YWCA Twin Award for her leadership skills. Cone was tapped to be a member of the Clear Channel Local Advisory Committee. She also was the task force leader for the formation of the new Asheville Sports Commission. Cone was born and raised in Summerville, South Carolina. She was a four-year letterwinner on the basketball team and was an all-conference performer at Summerville HS for two years. Cone is a member of that schools’ Athletics Hall of Fame. She graduated magna cum laude from Furman University in 1978 and was named Physical Education Student of the Year while lettering in basketball and field hockey as an undergraduate. While earning her Masters from the University of South Carolina in 1986, she completed her studies with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Cone came to Asheville from Samford University where she served as the first head women’s basketball coach in 1996. She coached the Bulldogs for five seasons and, in 1999-2000, the team posted a 19-10 record. Cone was named Assistant Athletics Director before being promoted to Associate Athletics Director in 2003. Prior to Samford, Cone served as the first full time Assistant Athletics Director, and the head women’s basketball and volleyball coaches at Saint Leo University in Florida. She also directed programs at Western Carolina University and Mars Hill College. Cone first began her career as a teacher and coach in Gilbert, South Carolina. She coached against UNC Asheville eight times in her career and had a 5-3 record against the Bulldogs. A life-long learner, Cone is a 2003 graduate of the NACWAA/ HERS Institute of Administrative Advancement. She is a member of NACDA, NACWAA, NCAA Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association, Women’s Sports Foundation, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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UNC ASHEVILLE SUPPORT STAFF

Mike Gore Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs Mike Gore is in his 25th year of service to the UNC Asheville Athletics Department. He currently serves the school as an Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. In his post, Gore is the liaison with the media, handling all media-related activities concerning the athletic department. He also assists with game management and sport oversight. In 2004, Gore served as the school’s Interim Athletics Director for six months prior to the hiring of Janet Cone. He is the chairman of the school’s Athletics Department Hall of Fame and the Big South Conference Hall of Fame committee. The Buffalo native has been a longtime contributor to the Asheville Citizen-Times , Hendersonville Times-News and has written for Blue Ribbon Basketball Magazine. For the past 13 years, Gore has been the official scorer for the Class A Asheville Tourists baseball team. In 2005, Gore was honored with the first ever Mike Gore Bulldog Service Award at UNC Asheville’s Athletics Banquet. Gore is a 1984 graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. His wife Lisa is an Assistant District Attorney for the 28th Judicial District.

Terri Brne Associate Director of Athletics of Internal Affairs Terri Brne begins her sixth year at UNC Asheville. She serves as Associate Athletics Director of Internal Affairs and is also the athletic department’s Director of Compliance and Sport Oversight. Brne came to UNC Asheville in the fall of 2006. She is responsible for the interpretation of rules by the NCAA and Big South Conference. Brne is the department’s liaison with Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and the Big South Conference. She educates UNC Asheville’s student-athletes and staff on all of the NCAA rules and regulations. In addition, Brne is the administrator for men’s and women’s soccer and baseball. She also serves as the Game Administrator for women’s basketball. The Illinois native was an assistant basketball coach at both South Dakota State and St. Andrews Presbyterian College. While at St. Andrews, she assisted in NCAA Compliance in NCAA Compliance. Brne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Illinois State. She earned her Master’s degree at Tarleton State in Exercise and Sports Studies and is currently completing a doctorate in Sports Administration.

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UNC ASHEVILLE SUPPORT STAFF

Omar Ahmad Assistant Strength & Conditioning

Judith Bohan Business Manager

Josiah Hagemann Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Ken Hogue Director of Development

Dr. Herman Holt Faculty Athletics Representative

Rebecca Nelms-Keil Director of Student Athlete Affairs

Linda Marshall Assistant Business Manager

Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communications

Megan Ocasio Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Erin Punter-Spence Director of Marketing and Promotions

Harmon Turner Ticket Manager

Tim White Head Athletic Trainer, ATC

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UNC ASHEVILLE HEAD COACHES

Eddie Biedenbach Men’s Basketball 15th Year as head coach

Betsy Blose Women’s Basketball 9th year as head coach

Michele Demko Women’s Soccer 1st year as head coach

Matt Kern Men’s Soccer 1st year as head coach

Brad DeWeese Strength and Conditioning 5th year as head coach

Jesse Norman Cross Country/Track 4th year as head coach

Lise Gregory Tennis 4th year as head coach

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Tom Smith Baseball 2nd year as head coach


ROCKY Since UNC Asheville first fielded athletics teams in the 1930s (then known as Biltmore College), the bulldog has been its mascot. Early students chose the bulldog for its fierce and tenacious reputation. In the decades that have followed, the bulldog has become a beloved symbol of our University. In 1948, “Puck,” arrived on campus and began a tradition of live bulldog mascots that lasted into the 1980s. Puck, named after the character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was followed by Puck II and in the 1960s by Chuga-lug. In the 1980s the campus welcomed Winston, named after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, both for his bulldogged resolve as well as his appearance.Winston appeared for only a year and the tradition of a live mascot fell out of use. In 2009 thanks to a group of student organizers, UNC Asheville welcomed a new bulldog mascot to the University community. “Rocky I” made his first public appearance at halftime of UNC Asheville’s homecoming basketball game on Feb. 21, 2009. Alumni couple, Alexis Johnson (’97) and Ed Johnson (’96), also a member of the math faculty, are his keepers. The name “Rocky” was suggested by staff member Nancy Williams during a naming contest sponsored by the Athletics Department in 1995. Though the rumor has often been that the name came from Sylvester Stallone’s famous character, Rocky Balboa, which is based on the American prize fighter Rocky Marciano, the name was chosen because it means steadfast, much like the mountains that surround campus. Ironically, the name “Rocky,” which is of English origin, is a derivation of the name “Roch” (also Rocco and Roque) after St. Roch, the Patron Saint of Dogs. In addition to the live bulldogs, the UNC Asheville mascot has also been depicted by an army of costumed students. Since the 1960s, students dressed as the bulldog have rallied the fans at thousands of games in support of Bulldog Athletics. The present incarnation of Rocky was introduced during the 2006-2007 season and is the first to accurately reflect the logo image of the bulldog used on signs and in print publications. That image, introduced during the 2004-05 season is the fifth official incarnation of the UNC Asheville bulldog logo. In the late 1990s, the image of the bulldog, or “Rocky,” was immortalized in aluminum through a gift by the Class of 1998. Sculpted by Matt West (‘00) and modeled after a canine friend of the University, Pete “Bubba” McGill, the statue of Rocky stands in front of the Justice Center as a sentinel over campus. Careful observers will note a chipped tooth and a torn ear, signs of his ferocity. Despite his tough outward appearance, the statue of Rocky is beloved by fans. Continuing a tradition begun by the Class of 1998, each year, during convocation and commencement, freshman and seniors rub his head for good luck before going to the ceremonies. Seniors are also often spotted getting their picture made riding Rocky in the days leading up to graduation. UNC Asheville is proud of its bulldog heritage. Today, Rocky, in all of his forms serves as a rallying point for fans far and wide.

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Since its founding in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. This has evolved into the Conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” The Big South Conference was formed on August 21, 1983, when Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South, receiving initial commitments from Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted fullfledged NCAA Division I status. During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. In 1989, George F.“Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the League received its first automatic bid – receiving an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of leadership, the Conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing among some of the finest teams in the nation. In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 13 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new levels. The Conference has enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during the past several years, he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball and softball for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and unique television packages.

Big South Quick Facts Founded: 1983 Headquarters: 7233 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28226 Phone: (704) 341-7990 Fax: (704) 341-7991 www.BigSouthSports.com 28

Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first long-range strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002, and has solidified Conference membership with the additions of High Point, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian, and in 2011-12, the return of charter member Campbell University. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live event video streaming in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 600 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms. In the last 15 years alone, the Big South Conference has experienced monumental growth and success in nearly every sport. During this time, the Conference has had two individual National Champions, more than 200 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship four times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, has had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team three consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, received an at-large playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, and had an institution finish fifth in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships – the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 19962007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years. The Conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. Annually, more than 40 percent of Conference student-athletes are named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average, and the League has had more than 95 Academic All-Americans in its quarter-century of existence.

Full-Time Member Institutions (10): Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, Univeristy of North Carolina, Asheville,Virginia Military Institute, and Winthrop University.


THE NCAA

Important NCAA Terms A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual’s relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier): (a) The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year (excluding summer); or (b) The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a fouryear collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; or (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/90) (c) The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment. (Adopted: 4/28/05, Revised: 1/17/09) Contact: A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged (e.g., staff member positions himself or herself in a location where contact is possible) or that takes place on the grounds of the prospective student-athlete’s educational institution or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospective student-athlete or the prospective studentathlete’s high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of whether any conversation occurs. However, an institutional staff member or athletics representative who is approached by a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians at any location shall not use a contact, provided the encounter was not prearranged and the staff member or athletics representative does not engage in any dialogue in excess of a greeting and takes appropriate steps to immediately terminate the encounter. Contact Period: A contact period is that period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations. Evaluation: Evaluation is any off-campus activity designed to assess the academic qualifications or athletics ability of a prospective student-athlete, including any visit to a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution (during which no contact occurs) or the observation of a prospective student-athlete participating in any practice or competition at any site. Evaluation Period: An evaluation period is a period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to be involved in off-campus activities designed to assess the academic qualifications and playing ability of prospective studentathletes. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall be made with the prospective student-athlete during an evaluation period. Quiet Period: A quiet period is a period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the institution’s campus. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during the quiet period.

Dead period: A dead period is a period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the institution’s campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes to the institution’s campus. The provision of complimentary admissions to a prospective student-athlete during a dead period is prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw 13.7.2.5 for a prospective student-athlete who visits an institution as part of a group. During a dead period, a coaching staff member may not serve as a speaker at or attend a meeting or banquet at which prospective student-athletes are in attendance, except as provided in Bylaw 13.1.8.1, and may not visit a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution. It remains permissible, however, for an institutional staff member to write or telephone a prospective student-athlete during a dead period. Initial Eligibility: A student-athlete who enrolls in a member institution as an entering freshman with no previous full-time college attendance shall meet specific NCAA academic requirements, as certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center, as approved by the Executive Committee, and any applicable institutional and conference regulations, to be considered a qualifier and thus be eligible for financial aid, practice and competition during the first academic year in residence. For further information please visit, www.eligibilitycenter.org.

Frequently Asked Questions What is the National Letter of Intent (NLI)? The NLI is a contract between a prospect and an institution. By signing a NLI, a prospect agrees to attend UNC Asheville for at least one academic year. In exchange, UNC Asheville must provide athletic financial aid for one academic year. The NLI early signing period for Basketball, Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball is November 10-17, 2010. The regular signing period for Basketball is April 13 - May 18, 2011. The regular signing period for Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball is April 13August 1, 2011. The NLI signing period for Soccer and Track is February 2-August 1, 2011. The NLI regular signing period for all other sports is April 13-August 1 2011. For more information, visit the NLI website: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/ connect/nli/nli. What is the difference between an official visit and unofficial visit? After opening day of classes of the prospect’s senior year, the prospect may take five official visits to different Division I or II schools. Before the visit, the prospect must present a high school transcript, proof of SAT, ACT, PACT, PSAT test to UNC Asheville, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, and be placed on the Institution’s IRL. An official visit may not occur if the prospect is not registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Official visits are paid in part and extended by UNC Asheville coaches only. All visits must be comparable to normal student life. Prospects may make unlimited number of unofficial visits and may visit UNC Asheville anytime except during a dead period. Prospects are solely responsible for all expenses of unofficial visits. However, prospects may receive three complimentary admissions to any home athletic contest, excluding Big South Conference Post Season Tournaments. What is the NCAA Eligibility Center? It is the agency that certifies both a prospect’s academic and amateur eligibility for Division I and II. A prospect should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of their senior year in high school.Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center website for registration information. This is a brief summary of regulations which outlines the basic recruiting rules to help prospective student-athletes and parents better understand the recruiting process. UNC Asheville is committed to recruiting and conducting its athletics program with the highest level of integrity. If you have any questions about NCAA rules, please contact Terri Brne, Associate Athletics Director, at 828-251-6930.

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THE CROWNE PLAZA TENNIS CENTER

The Crowne Plaza Tennis Center, located just five minutes from campus, is the new home of Bulldog tennis. The Crowne Plaza has six indoor courts and six outdoor courts that give both Bulldog teams one of the best facilities in the Southeast. The project came together due to the partnership between UNC Asheville and Crowne Plaza. In addition, students and faculty at UNC Asheville can use the facility with a valid ID.

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THE BULLDOG ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION For over 30 years, the Bulldog Athletics Association has been the athletics scholarship fundraising arm of the UNC Asheville Athletics Department, but in its simplest terms, the Bulldog Athletics Club is YOU. Construction workers, doctors, teachers, lawyers, bankers, manufacturers, brokers, and technicians who are friends, fans, alumni, and countless combinations of others from Asheville, Weaverville, Arden, Hendersonville, …and places all over North Carolina, the United States, and the world. They all have one thing in common—a passion for Bulldog Athletics. While we have high expectations for conference and NCAA competition, we also have high expectations for outstanding graduation rates, personal growth, and community involvement. As a member of the Bulldog Athletics Association, you become a critical part of a successful athletics program with a tradition of developing a student-athlete. We must raise funds not only to increase the amount of scholarship money we can offer but also to offset the rising costs of a college education. The confidence of knowing your investment will be maximized is one reason supporting UNC Asheville Bulldog Athletics is a great investment. UNC Asheville Athletics receives no state funding for scholarships, so 100 percent of your gift will enable UNC Asheville to recruit and retain student-athletes who will succeed in the classroom, athletics arena, and the community – following our motto:

Champions in Athletics, Leaders in Life.

“UNC Asheville is a point of pride for this community, as an alumnus and business owner. We are proud to support the athletics department and student-athletes as they represent our community and bring attention to WNC.” --Rich Davis ’93, Jan Davis Tire Store

“The athletics scholarship I received from UNC Asheville allowed me to focus solely on my academics and soccer, without being concerned about how to pay for school. I donate to the Bulldog Athletics Club now so that current and future student-athletes can enjoy the same experience I did. Being a student-athlete at UNC Asheville was one of the best experiences of my life and the values and lessons I learned have helped me in my professional career and my personal life. Go Bulldogs!” --Pat Britz ’90; former men’s soccer player

For more information about the Bulldog Athletics Association, please contact us: UNC Asheville Athletics Justice Center, CPO #2600 One University Heights Asheville, NC 28804 Phone: (828) 251-6459 Fax: (828) 251-6386 www.uncabulldogs.com

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ASHEVILLE, N.C.

Our university is situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast. With a population of 70,000 in the city and 391,000 in nearby metro areas, Asheville offers an inviting downtown, exciting outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community and an array of eclectic dining opportunities. There’s always plenty to do in Asheville.

Things to See and Do Interested in paddling down the French Broad River or taking in a game at the minor league stadium? Or maybe a drum circle and political rally are more your scene? Why not catch a touring concert at the Orange Peel, ranked as one of the top five entertainment venues in the nation by Rolling Stone Magazine? Asheville is well-known for its assortment of historic architectural styles, including the nation’s largest private residence, the glamorous Biltmore Estate. Find out more about the endless possibilities by visiting the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce or the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Dining Food is a big deal in Asheville. Restaurants offer everything from down home Southern fare to gourmet vegetarian dishes served in cozy pubs or sidewalk cafes, many with live music. The city is nationally known as a craft brewing community, for those over age 21, and Buncombe County is home to 10 commercial breweries. A host of farmers’ markets (including one right on campus!) offer fresh, local produce and prepared foods. If this sounds like a gourmand’s delight, you’re right. Asheville has been dubbed “Foodtopia,” where really great food and drink reign supreme!

Shopping One UNC Asheville alumnus created his own tongue-in-cheek city motto: “Come for the protests, stay for the shopping.” While it’s true that some residents are politically active, everyone is swayed by the range of shopping opportunities. You’ll find traditional Appalachian pottery and other crafts in galleries and shops, handmade dog biscuits and haute couture – all in one city block! Around the corner, you’ll find bookstores that cater to those who seek hard-to-find reading selections. Another downtown shop features nationally acclaimed chocolate truffles. 32



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