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General Information

Bulldog Coaching Staff

Media Information ..................................................................................................................2 Primary Media Outlets ..........................................................................................................3

Head Coach..................................................... Frederico Santos

Season Preview

Overall/years .................................................61-45/Three years

Outlook ................................................................................................................................. 4-5

at Asheville ......................................................... 15-14/One year

.................................................................. (UNC Asheville, 2007)

Assistant Coach ..................................................... Lydee Benoit

Players Meredith Foster........................................................................................................................6 Holly Shelton.............................................................................................................................7 Anna Moore ..............................................................................................................................8 Jaimie Dorfman .........................................................................................................................9 Rachel Wells ............................................................................................................................10 Lisa Riggsbee ...........................................................................................................................11 Alex Stewart ...........................................................................................................................12 Chelsie Kenley ........................................................................................................................13 Newcomers ......................................................................................................................14-16

................................................................................. (Eckerd, 2011)

2011 Team Information 2011 Record.........................................................................15-14 2011 Big South Record/Finish ....................................... 7-7/4th Starters Returning/Lost ........................................................ 5/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ...............................................8/2

Volleyball Support Staff

Coaching Staff Head Coach Frederico Santos ............................................................................................17 Assistant Coach Lydee Benoit ............................................................................................18

Records Section

Athletics Communication .................................. Matt Pellegrin

Justice Center Capacity................................................................................. 1,100 Press Box Phone ...............................................(828) 513-6203

Message To Media This edition of the 2012 UNC Asheville Volleyball 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 Matt Pellegrin or Mike Gore in the Athletics Communication

UNC Asheville The University of North Carolina Asheville .............................................................34-37 Dr. Anne Ponder, Chancellor ...............................................................................................38 Janet R. Cone Director of Athletics/Senior Administrator for University Enterprises .............39-40 Support Staff ....................................................................................................................41-42 Head Coaches .......................................................................................................................43 Rocky .......................................................................................................................................44 NCAA .....................................................................................................................................45 The Bulldog Athletics Association .....................................................................................46


2011 Season Stats .................................................................................................................20 2011 Big South Final Standings ..........................................................................................21 Big South Tournament History ..........................................................................................22 Season Records ......................................................................................................................23 Career Records ................................................................................................................24-25 Year-by-Year Results ........................................................................................................26-28 All-Time Results .....................................................................................................................29 UNC Asheville Hall of Fame ................................................................................................30 All-Time Letterwinners ........................................................................................................31 The Big South Conference.............................................................................................32-33

Athletic Trainer ................................................ Eric Linnell, ATC


Credits Designer: Matt Pellegrin Editor Mike Gore Photographers: Brett Whitsell, Blake Madden, Todd Drexler

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 fielding NCAA Division I teams and developing talented student-athletes who successfully represent UNC Asheville in competition and reflect the University’s commitment to overall excellence. Accordingly, the athletics program encourages an atmosphere of respect for self and others through the development of ethical conduct, sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship and provides equitable opportunities for all students and staff, including women, minorities and indivduals of all sexual identities. Second, the program provides an additional campus experience for capable students to grow and develop academically, personally, socially, and athletically. This experience promotes institutional commitment and pride on the part of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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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, the on-line home of Bulldog athletics.

Interview Policy:The UNC Asheville Office of Athletics Communication and the women’s soccer 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 Commincation 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.


Video Streaming: UNC Asheville will once again video stream all of its home soccer matches live on This is a pay per view service. Archives of each broadcast will be available the day after each match. For match highlights or more information video of matches please contact Matt Pellegrin

Press Passes: Please contact the UNC Asheville Athletics Communication Office as early as possible for press passes. Passes will be mailed if time permits.

Athletics Media Communications Mike Gore

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Photographers: Photo passes are limited to working press photographers. All photo requests should be made as early as possible to the Office of Athletics Communication. Services: The UNC Asheville Office of Athletics Communication will provide programs, notes and updated statistics at every home soccer match. After the match, each media member will receive a box score of the match.

Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communication / Volleyball Contact Office Phone: (828) 251-6931 Cell Phone: (828) 545-1121 Email: Office Fax: (828) 251-6386 Web Site: Mailing Address: One University Heights Justice Center, CPO #2600 Asheville, N.C. 28804


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Year Two Of The Santos Era Despite only nine healthy players and a new head coach hired six weeks before practice started, the UNC Asheville volleyball team enjoyed another winning season in 2011. The Bulldogs finished with a 15-14 overall record and in fourth place in the Big South Conference. Asheville advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament for the sixth time in the last seven years. The Bulldogs under the direction of first-year coach Frederico Santos, accomplished a great deal in 2011 but want to do more in 2012. “I really thought we had a successful year last season,” declared Santos. “It is never easy when a new coach comes into the program but overall we achieved a great deal.


“Now, our goals are to achieve even more in the future starting with this season,” added Santos. “You always want to accomplish more than you did the previous season.” Asheville returns much of its line-up from last season and only graduated two seniors. However, both seniors were starters and a key to much of what the Bulldogs accomplished last season. Setter Hallie Morse led the Asheville offense and finished with 1000 assists. Outside hitter Cindi Miller was a first- team All-Conference selection and one of the best ever to wear the Blue & White. The Bulldogs had just 10 players last season so Santos has brought in six new players to the Asheville program. The newcomers are talented and could make an impact right away. The second-year coach is preaching patience.

Chelsie Kenley

Heading up the junior class is middle blocker Meredith Foster. The Hendersonville native came on strong at the end of last season “We are a much deeper team this year than last season,” admitand earned a spot on the Big South’s All-Tournament team for her ted Santos. “However, we’re a much more inexperienced team than play. She led Asheville in hitting percentage (.314) and was second in we were a year ago. blocks (0.70). “The big key for us this season is our chemistry,” Santos also “Meredith found her game at the end of last year and really grew said. “How will our new players mesh with our returnees? I feel as a player,” admitted Santos. “She is a dominant performer in the really good about the recruiting class, and I like the newcomers we middle and there’s no limit to her potential.” have coming back, as well. But it’s a process putting our returnees together with our new players. How well we do that this year will Junior Anna Moore transferred to UNC Asheville last year from determine how far we go.” N.C. State. She began the year on the right side before being moved to the middle. Things worked out pretty well for Moore as she was Asheville returns two seniors in Chelsie Kenley and Holly Shelnamed Big South Player of the Week late in the season and was a ton. Kenley is one of the Bulldogs’ tallest players at 6-2 and has second- team All-Conference selection. Moore finished the year as steadily improved her game during her career. She plays the right the Bulldogs’ second leading hitter with 2.57 kills. side for Asheville. “Anna’s game began to take off when she moved to the middle,” “We were pleased with the job Chelsie did on the right side a commented Santos. “I’m looking for continued growth from her this year ago,” commented Santos. “She gained valuable experience and season. She still needs some more playing experience but has the will be one of our leaders this season.” potential to be an All-Conference player for our program.” Shelton moved from the middle to an outside hitter position in Alex Stewart has been Asheville’s starting libero the past two 2011 and did a great job. She was third on the club in kills (2.42) and seasons and been among the Big South’s dig leaders during that time. blocks (0.42). She topped the Bulldogs in that category (4.35) in 2011. “Holly had to move to the outside last season and really played “We like the job Alex did last season as our libero,” said Santos. well there,” explained Santos. “She enjoyed a fabulous spring and “We expect her to be even better this year. Alex learned a different looks like she’s ready to have a big senior year.” philosophy of defense last season but handled it well.”


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Junior Rachel Wells was the Bulldogs’ most versatile player in 2011. She played in the back row and was a defensive specialist.Wells sparked Asheville with her defense and serving. With injuries to the Bulldogs, she jumped in and played on the outside and right side. “Rachel did a good job in all the positions she played last season,” stated Santos. “She was ready for any challenge. Rachel is a hard worker who just finds a way to be on the court.” Jamie Dorfman was a pleasant surprise for Asheville in 2011. She earned a spot in the back row and became one of the Big South’s best servers. Dorfman led the Bulldogs and was third in the Big South in service aces at 0.36. However, she could have a new role in 2012. “Jamie was great as a server last year and got us a lot of points with her serving,” explained Santos. “Her role this season may be a little different as we’ll want her to focus on being a setter. She has the skills to be our setter. Sophomore Lisa Riggsbee didn’t play much as a freshman. She’ll provide depth as a setter and in the back row.

The Bulldogs have added six freshmen to the roster and all have the potential to play right away for the Blue & White. Start with versatile rookie Katie Davis, who can play both as an outside hitter and a setter.

Holly Shelton

Santos has two local players as a part of Asheville’s freshman “Katie understands the game quite well and is a phenomenal class. They are 6-1 right side Emily Bare and 5-11 outside hitter Jenny player for us to have in our program,” admitted Santos. “She is very Sims. Bare played at Roberson HS, while Sims excelled at Carolina good at both hitting and setting and she’ll do both for us this seaDay. son.” “Emily gives us depth on the right side,” stated Santos. “She’s a Bryn Pfeiffer is a libero from Raleigh who should battle for playversatile player who is physically very gifted. ing time right away.


“Lisa made progress in the spring and works hard,” stated Santos.“She’ll potentially see some playing time this year in the back row and as a serving specialist.”

“Jenny gives us depth in the middle and is also a good all-around “Bryn is an excellent defensive player who will challenge for player,” added Santos. “She’s a hard worker and is always ready to playing time on the court,” said Santos. “She’s a hard worker who play.” we’re looking forward to watching play this season.” Santos believes his 2012 team has potential, but there are some Santos has brought in two freshmen from Florida who could questions that need to be answered. make an impact as rookies. They are 6-2 right side Catherine Fischer and 5-11 outside hitter Christine Lakatos. Fischer is from Miami, “First and foremost, we have to establish who our setter will while Lakatos hails from Lauderhill. be,” said Santos. “We have some options and could even go with “When I was coaching at Barry (Miami), I first saw Catherine a 6-2 attack if we need to, but we have to figure out what to do Fischer play and was very impressed,” declared Santos. “She’s a lefty there. who plays on the right side. We believe Catherine has a tremendous “We also need to figure who are outsides are going to be,” amount of potential. She’s also played as a setter and could possibly added Santos. do that this year in our program. “As I said earlier, we’ve got to have good chemistry and find our “Christine provides us with a lot of depth on the outside,” exbest combination to win on the floor. That may take a few matches, plained Santos. “She is a solid all-around player who can pass, hit, play but I think once we get there we have the potential to have a good defense and block. Christine will work hard to be o the floor this team.” year.”

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MB • 6-0 • JR • HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. Overview: Junior blocker from Hendersonville who came on strong at the end of last season and should push for AllConference and All-Region honors in 2012...named to Big South All-Tournament team...two-sport athlete at UNC Asheville as she is a high jumper on the Bulldogs’ track and field team. 2011: Enjoyed an excellent season and led Bulldogs in hitting percentage (.314)...fourth on team in kills (2.24 per set)...second in blocks at (0.70)...only player on UNC Asheville to have more than 20 kills in one match when she recorded 24 and hit. 460 in late-season match vs. Liberty (11-12)...registered 15 kills and hit .650 during Big South Tournament match vs. Campbell (11-17)...finished the season vs. Liberty in semifinals of tournament with 11 kills and hit .429 (11-18)...earned spot on Comfort Suites Invitational All-Tournament team at Chattanooga as she posted 14 kills vs. Chattanooga, plus nine kills and six blocks vs. Tennessee Tech (9-9-10)...had 12 kills with three blocks vs. Winthrop (10-8) and knocked down 14 kills later in the season against the Eagles (11-4)...had nine kills with no errors vs.Western Carolina (10-4)...registered six blocks during home victory over Presbyterian College (10-7)...posted 16 kills with three blocks vs. Gardner-Webb (9-3). 2010: Second on team in blocks with 0.88 per game average...led Bulldogs in total blocks with 79...fourth on club in kills (1.24) and attack percentage (.229)...posted careerbest 10 blocks with eight kills in road victory at Radford (10-1)...registered 11 kills in 21 swings in home victory over eventual Big South champion High Point (10-29)...had seven blocks in road win at Western Carolina (9-18)...garnered three service aces at Mercer (9-28).


Before UNC Asheville: Helped lead West Henderson program to 106-4 overall record during her career...led team in blocks all four of her years playing...earned allconference honors as sophomore, junior and senior...made the All-Region team her final three years at West...played for legendary coach Jan Stanley...helped Falcons win state championship as a junior and advance to state title game as a freshman and senior...helped lead club team to third-place finish in AAU tournament at Orlando...was the state high jump champion her junior year...was the regional champion in the long jump as a sophomore and junior.

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HOLLY SHELTON MB • 6-0 • SR • BREVARD, N.C. Overview: Senior middle blocker who should be ready to have a great final season...excellent skills for a front row of two seniors on roster.


2011: Third on team in kills (2.42 per set) and in blocks (0.81)...had a career-high 17 kills in two different matches, first in opening-night victory over Troy (8-26) and second in near upset over Liberty (11-12) late in the season...had 15 kills and career-high 12 digs vs. Winthrop (10-8)...knocked down 13 kills in home win over Campbell (10-28)...posted 10 kills, hit .300 and had three blocks vs. Gardner-Webb (9-3)...14 kills at Western Carolina (9-13)...season-high five blocks during home win over Presbyterian College (10-7)... had 12 kills in early-season win over then unbeaten Elon (9-2). 2010: Led Bulldogs in blocks with 0.90 per set average... third on team in kills (1.29)...posted career-high of 11 kills in road victory at Charleston Southern (10-8)...had 10 kills vs. Liberty (10-16) and Winthrop (11-5)...registered nine kills and three blocks in key road win at South Alabama (9-3)...had seven blocks during home win over Charleston Southern (11-6) and at Winthrop (10-9)...helped lead Bulldogs to come-from-behind win over Radford (10-30) with eight kills and five blocks. 2009: Averaged close to one kill per set (0.99)...second on team in blocks with 60 and 0.57 per set hitting match came in her collegiate debut against UNC Wilmington (8-28) when she had a season-high 10 kills and hit .571 for the match...posted nine kills in come-frombehind triumph over The Citadel (8-29)...named registered seven kills in back-to-back league wins at Radford (9-25) and Charleston Southern (10-2)...had eight blocks in home win over Gardner-Webb (9-22)...had four blocks in five different matches...was named Big South Rookie of the Week after first four matches of the season.

Before UNC Asheville: Earned all-conference honors for three consecutive years at Brevard HS...made the Hendersonville Times-News All-Region team following senior year...averaged 14 kills and 12 digs per match for Blue Devil program...finished senior season with 337 kills and 73 blocks...led Brevard to 17-7 overall record and berth in the 2-A state playoffs...played for Biltmore Volleyball Academy.

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Overview: Transfer from N.C. State who made an immediate impact for the Bulldogs last season...earned second team Big South All-Conference honors...should be one of the top returning players in the Big South this season. 2011: Second on team in kills (2.57 per set) and in hitting percentage (.236)...led Asheville in blocks (86) with 0.81 per set average and that was 10th in the Big South...named Big South Player of the Week on Oct 24 as she posted 26 kills in road victories at Coastal Carolina (10-21) and Charleston Southern (10-22)...registered career-high 18 kills and four blocks at Winthrop (11-4)...had 15 kills vs. Troy (8-26) and Radford (11-11)...season-high 11 blocks during home victory over Presbyterian College (10-7)...season high of 14 digs came vs. Troy (8-26)...second double-double came vs. Winthrop (10-8) with 11 kills and 10 digs...had 13 kills and hit .370 in Big South Tournament victory vs. Campbell (11-17)...posted 14 kills and hit .429 in key road win at Radford (10-1)...season-best three service aces came in home win vs. High Point (10-29). N.C. State: Played in 17 matches and 60 sets...recorded 104 kills and 30 blocks during the year. Enloe HS: Played at Enloe High School under coach Branden Green ... recorded 236 kills senior year and earned 23 service aces during her senior campaign ... helped lead Enloe to a NCHSAA 4A playoff third round appearence for the first time in program history in 2009... received first-team all-district honors in 2009 ... won conference championship in 2007 and 2008 ... earned all-conference honors all four years ... named 2008 Cap 7 Player of the Year ... honored as team captain for two years ... Academic all-conference all four years ... also lettered two years in basketball.


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JAIMIE DORFMAN S • 5-8 • JR • DURHAM, N.C. Overview: Did a nice job for the Bulldogs in the back and was one of the top servers in the Big South last season.

2010: Played in seven matches and eight sets...earned two assists in victory over Southeastern La. (9-3)...had three digs in win over Alabama State (9-4).


2011: Led Asheville with 36 service aces and her 0.36 per set average was second in the Big South Conference...second on team in assists with 61...fifth on club in digs with 1.51 five service aces came vs. GardnerWebb (9-3) and helped Bulldogs win five-set match...posted four aces at Presbyterian College (11-5)...had three in two different of 14 digs in five-set match vs. Liberty (11-12) 11 assists at North Carolina Central (9-20)...posted nine digs vs. Winthrop (10-8).

Before UNC Asheville: All-Conference setter at C.E. Jordan both as a junior and senior...named team MVP following her senior campaign...named to Carolina Region 17 Platinum All-Tournament team...was selected to the Carolina Region High Performance team.

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Overview: Versatile athlete who played just about everywhere on the court last season due to injuries and did a great job...excellent defensive player who plays well in the back row. 2011: Third on team in digs with 265 (2.50 per set)...second on club in service aces with 28...played outside hitter due to injuries vs. Winthrop (10-8) and delivered solid performance with six kills...had career-best six service aces with 19 digs in home win over Presbyterian College (107) 20 digs came vs. Liberty (11-12)...posted 18 digs and four aces in road win at Coastal Carolina (10-21)... had 13 digs and three aces in first match of the year vs.Troy (8-26)...registered at least 10 kills in 12 different matches. 2010: Second on team in service aces with 26 and 0.23 per set average...fourth on club in digs with a 2.56 mark... posted double-figure digs in 13 different matches...careerbest 21 digs came in home victory over Big South champion High Point (10-29)...had 20 digs at Winthrop (10-9)... had season-high three services aces in home win against Coastal Carolina (9-24)...had 15 digs during home victory vs. Winthrop. Before UNC Asheville: Part of a great program at North Iredell...led school to unbeaten season and 3-A state championship as a junior...senior season was honored as the County Player of the Year, Conference Player of the Year and Piedmont Player of the Year...also named team MVP... named first team All-Conference and All-County following junior year...played club for IC Stars.


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LISA RIGGSBEE S • 5-8 • SO • CLEMMONS, N.C. Overview: Reserve setter who works hard and provide depth in the back for the Bulldogs...enjoyed an excellent high school career at West Forsyth in Winston-Salem.

Before UNC Asheville: Was named the West Forsyth Athlete of the Year as a senior...earned All-Conference honors as a junior and senior...named to All-County team following senior season...served as team captain senior year and was also selected as team MVP...excellent athlete who also lettered in basketball, softball and track and field.

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2011: Played in one match against Presbyterian College (10-7).




L • 5-6 • JR • HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. Overview: Junior libero who has enjoyed two great years for the Bulldogs...was one of two signees from prep power West Henderson HS in nearby Hendersonville as she’s joined by former Falcon teammate Meredith Foster...enjoyed a fantastic prep career at West Henderson and club career at Biltmore Academy. 2011: Third in the Big South and led team in digs with 413 (4.35 per set)...fifth on team in service aces with 14... missed three matches in middle of season with injury...was in double figures in digs in 22 of 26 matches played...had season-high 32 digs during victory at Chattanooga (9-10)... posted six matches with at least 20 digs...registered 26 digs at Western Carolina (9-13)...accumulated 25 digs in opening night victory over Troy (8-26)...had career-best three service aces at Presbyterian College (11-5)...posted at least 13 digs in 14 of the last 15 matches of the season...named Big South Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12. 2010: Led Bulldogs in digs with 4.33 average...was in double figures in digs in 28 matches...posted a career-high 40 digs during home victory vs. Radford (10-30)...had 26 digs in three different matches...was named Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 1...had at least 20 digs in eight different contests...selected to Big South All-Freshman team. Before UNC Asheville: Four-year starter for legendary coach Jan Stanley at West Henderson...earned all-conference honors as a freshman, junior and senior...Falcon program went 106-4 during her career...named to All-Region team as a junior and senior...helped lead school to state title as a junior and runner-up in freshman and senior seasons.


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CHELSIE KENLEY RS • 6-2 • SR • CHRISTIANSBURG, VA Overview: Senior middle blocker from Virginia who will be tallest player on this year’s team...could play in the middle or on the right side...very good student who made Big South Presidential Honor Roll three times and six times earned a spot on Athletic Director’s 3.0 & Above Club.


2011: Tied for third on team in blocks (0.40 per set)...posted 52 kills (0.52) and hit 39 digs...had six blocks in home win over Presbyterian College (10-7)...collected five kills in key road victory at Radford (10-10) and then had season-best six vs. Winthrop (10-8)...posted five blocks at PC (11-5) and vs. Radford (11-11)...had four kills in seven attempts in early-season win vs. Elon (9-2). 2010: Appeared in 11 matches and averaged 1.26 kills per set...season high of nine kills came in home victory over Mercer (10-26)...also hit .571 in Mercer match...had seven kills and hit .333 during win over Alabama State (9-4)... posted three kills in win over North Carolina A&T (9-18). 2009: Played in 16 matches and 50 sets...gave the Bulldogs a lift off the bench with her play...posted a career-best 12 kills in comeback win over The Citadel (9-29)...helped Asheville beat Big East foe Providence (9-19) with eight kills and two block solos...contributed eight kills and two more blocks in key early-season road win at Radford (9-25)...contributed nine kills in victory over Winston-Salem State (9-18)...finished the season with 78 kills (1.56) and 15 blocks (0.30). Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a standout prep career at Auburn HS in Riner, Va....senior year posted 126 block solos...four-year starter...helped lead Auburn to a district and regional championship as a senior...helped school set a school record with 24 wins and a berth in the semifinals of the state playoffs...was named as District Player of the Year and first team all-state...also earned Virginia High School League Group A State Female Athlete of the Year...

named an Auburn HS Scholar Athlete...holds school record for most kills in a match with 31...set eight different school records at Auburn, including the all-time leader in career blocks with 237...second in career kills with 1,069...lettered in basketball and was a second-team all-region performer as a sophomore and junior...was a first team all-region performer as a senior...all-district for three straight years...became second basketball player in Auburn history to score 1,000 career points.

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JENNY SIMS OH • 5-11 • FR • ASHEVILLE, N.C. Before UNC Asheville: All-Conference at Carolina Day as a junior and senior...earned NCISAA All-State honors senior season...helped lead team to berth in state playoff senior year and 12-6 overall record.


Overview: Local product from Carolina Day who also played for Biltmore Volleyball Academy.


KATIE DAVIS S • 6-0 • FR • MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Overview: Freshman outside hitter from Myrtle Beach who should make a push for playing time in 2012...father Jody Davis used to coach women’s tennis at Coastal Carolina.


Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed an excellent prep career at Carolina Forest HS...led school to Class 4A Region 6 Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011...finished her career as the school’s all-time leader in assists (1,080) and second in total kills (558)...named to All-State team in 2009, 2010, 2011...selected to All-Region squad 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011....played club volleyball for Grand Strand Juniors and was picked as a USVA High Performance selection of A-3 program...named Toast of the Coast in 2009 and 2010... earned Best of the Beach All-Tournament team in 2009, 2010, 2011 and Palmetto Regional All Tournament squad in 2010 and 2011.

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BRYN PFEIFFER L • 5-7 • FR • RALEIGH, N.C. Overview: Freshman libero from Raleigh who played at Wakefield HS...should battle for playing time as a rookie.

Before UNC Asheville: Helped lead Wakefield to 24-2 record as a senior and was named Honorable Mention AllConference...led team in digs as a junior and senior...played club volleyball for N.C. Elite 18 Black.



EMILY BARE RS • 6-1 • FR • ASHEVILLE, N.C. Overview: One of six freshmen on this year’s roster...will provide depth on the right side...local product from Roberson.

Before UNC Asheville: All-Conference at Roberson senior year...also played for Biltmore Volleyball Academy.

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Overview: Freshman outside hitter from Florida who will compete for playing time in her rookie season.

Before UNC Asheville: Attended Calvary Christian Academy in Lauderhill, Fla....three-year letter-winner...named team MVP as a junior and senior...named to All-County junior and senior seasons and was Honorable Mention as a sophomore...captain of team junior and senior seasons... helped lead CCA to conference championship as a senior... played club for Tribe Volleyball.


CATHERINE FISCHER RS • 6-2 • FR • MIAMI, FL Overview: Talented right side hitter from Miami who would provide an immediate impact for the Bulldogs as a freshman.


Before UNC Asheville: Attended Miami Palmetto HS and played club for South Florida Volleyball...three-year letterwinner at Palmetto where she earned first team All Dade County honors as a junior and senior...named Player of the Week by the Miami Herald twice in her senior season and once as a junior...helped lead team to Final Four in the state as a senior, three conference championships and four district titles...was captain of club teams for four straight years.

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Frederico Santos begins his second year as head coach of the UNC Asheville volleyball program.The former Bulldog assistant came back home last June after serving as head coach at Barry University in Miami for three seasons.

In 2011, despite only having 10 players and being picked to finish in seventh place in the Big South Preseason poll, the Bulldogs finished 15-14 overall and fourth place in the league.Asheville advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament and finished runner-up in two in-season tournaments. “We are delighted to welcome Frederico Santos back to UNC Asheville as our next Head Women’s Volleyball Coach,” stated UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet Cone upon his hiring. “As our former assistant then associate head coach, he was a vital member of our staff and contributed significantly to our success on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. While at Barry University, he has proven himself as a head coach. He gained valuable experience and is ready to be our program’s next leader.” “I am absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to lead the UNC Asheville volleyball program,” stated Santos. “What an honor it is for me to be able to work at my Alma Mater. My wife Nathalie, my son Gabriel, my daughter Tatiana, and I are very excited to come back to the mountains of North Carolina, where we call home. “I look forward to the challenge of Big South Conference Volleyball and hope to continue UNC Asheville’s tradition of excellence on the court and in the classroom,” Santos added. “Finally, a personal thanks to my wife Nathalie for her love and support as well as to my father, Frederico Marcondes dos Santos, for his mentoring, encouragement, love and teaching,” declared Santos. In three seasons as head coach at Barry, Santos led the Buccaneers to a 46-31 overall record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II South Regional Tournament in 2010. In 2010, Santos led Barry to a solid year as the Buccaneers posted a 16-7 overall record and an 11-5 mark in Sunshine State Conference. The Bucs picked up important wins over #22 Saint Leo and #25 Rollins in the regular season. Propelled by their conference play, the Bucs returned to the NCAA South Regional Tournament for the first time since 2006. Julia Teixeira earned Sunshine State Conference player of

In 2009, the Bucs posted a 15-12 overall mark and went 6-10 in conference. In 2008, Santos’ first season, the Bucs went 15-12, an improvement over 2007.The Bucs improved their conference record as well, going 5-11 for the season. A native of Brazil, Santos has more than 20 years of international playing and coaching experience at all levels of the sport. He spent eight seasons at UNC Asheville, including the last three as associate head coach under former head coach Julie Torbett. Santos assisted in all phases of the Bulldog program including recruiting, on-court coaching, travel and pre-game setup.While at Asheville, Santos helped the Bulldogs to a 135-124 overall record. The Bulldogs reached the Big South Conference Championship match three times during his tenure and won the regular- season championship in 2002. The 2002 team was the most improved team in the country that season as Asheville finished with a 26-8 record. Santos coached the Biltmore Juniors for more than five years, leading the club to national finishes in each of the past five years, including championships at the Asheville Hi Neighbor tournament in 2003 and 2004.


Santos quickly showed that the winning tradition of UNC Asheville volleyball would continue under his guidance.

the Year, Daktronics South Region Player of the Year and First-Team All-America recognition by Daktronics and the AVCA.

Santos has been playing volleyball all his life beginning with club teams in Rio de Janeiro. He moved to Reno, Nev. in 1990 and starred for the University of Nevada-Reno club team from 1992-1996 where he was a setter. His club team was ranked fifth nationally by USA Today. In 1998, Santos played for the Reno Volleyball Club team as both a setter and outside hitter, leading the club to the USAV Nationals in Tucson, Ariz. His coaching experience includes stops in Brazil, Iceland, Poland, Switzerland and Reno. Santos coached the Stjarnan Club team in Reykjavik, Iceland. He led the club to a 7-3 record in 2000 and a first place finish in the fall tournament. The team also finished runner-up in the Icelandic Cup and Icelandic Championships. Santos has also worked with the men’s and women’s Brazilian national teams, which are among the best in the world. He earned his degree in the spring of 2007 from UNC Asheville. Santos is married to the former Nathalie Steffen. Nathalie played volleyball for the Bulldogs from 1993 through 1996 and is a 1997 graduate of UNC Asheville. Nathalie’s sister Elissa also played for the Bulldogs and is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame.

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Former Eckerd All-American Lydee Benoit is in her first year as an assistant coach with the UNC Asheville volleyball program. She was hired by head coach Frederico Santos in the spring. Benoit comes to Asheville after serving as an assistant coach at Valdosta State last season. She enjoyed a tremendous career at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. “We are delighted to bring Lydee into our program,” declared Santos. “She will bring a lot of enthusiasm and energy to our team this season. Lydee was a great player who I got a chance to watch first-hand when I was at Barry University and coached against her. She was a tremendous player who always made her team better.” Benoit did an outstanding job in her first coaching stop at Valdosta. She helped lead the Blazers to the best season in Head Coach Sia Poyer’s tenure with a 21-11 record and 7-3 record in the All-Gulf South Conference. Four players earned All-Conference honors as VSU went 9-2 on the road and 4-1 in five-set matches.

As a player, she made an immediate impact in the Sunshine State Conference when she was named Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year. Benoit continued her success throughout her collegiate career, earning allconference honors all four seasons. During her playing days, Benoit not only made time for class (four-time athletic director’s honor roll honoree), but also coaching. As a student, she served as a camp counselor for multiple volleyball camps as well as a student assistant on the Eckerd coaching staff. Benoit also worked as the head coach for the St. Pete Hurricanes, a club team for 15 year-olds. Benoit attended Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Fla. where she lettered in varsity volleyball for four seasons. She helped lead the school to the 2006 Class 4A State Championship. Benoit was named Player of the Year, first team All-State, All-Country and All-Conference following her senior campaign.

In addition, Benoit also served on the staff of Boston College’s Summer Volleyball Camp during the summer of While at Eckerd, Benoit starred for the Triton volleyball 2011. Learning new philosophies under BC Head Coach team, earning a number of awards in four seasons at EC. Chris Campbell and Assistant Coach Edgard Da Gama E She was an All-American, a team captain and a three-time Silva, Benoit worked with a reputable staff from a comteam most valuable player. From the outside hitter position, bination of Division I and Division II programs across the country. The camp welcomed players throughout the UnitBenoit set the record for career kills at Eckerd. ed States as well as across the globe, including Africa and Germany.


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## 2 4 3 1 7 14 9 13 8 10


SP 102 106 106 105 106 100 106 95 100 4

ATTACK Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Set SET Assists Assists/Set SERVE Aces Errors Aces/Set SERVE RECEPTIONS Errors Errors/Set DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Set Block Errors Ball handling errors ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral site #/Avg Current win streak Home win streak

ATTACK K/S E TA 3.56 165 1148 2.57 108 695 2.42 122 743 2.24 61 554 0.63 32 242 0.52 31 220 0.25 26 148 0.03 1 28 0.02 2 25 0.25 1 2

AWAY NEUTRAL 5-7 5-4 3-4 0-0 2-3 5-4

SET SERVE Pct A A/S SA SE SA/S .172 23 0.23 21 19 0.21 .236 10 0.09 12 20 0.11 .180 5 0.05 2 9 0.02 .314 9 0.09 11 18 0.10 .145 1000 9.43 22 37 0.21 .095 21 0.21 0 1 0.00 .007 26 0.25 28 30 0.26 .071 28 0.29 14 6 0.15 .000 61 0.61 36 40 0.36 .000 0 0.00 0 1 0.00

RE 51 4 16 8 1 6 18 25 1 0 18 106 1278 12.06 549 3805 .192 1183 11.16 146 181 1.38 148 106 1418 13.38 606 3879 .209 1318 12.43 148 226 1.40 146


K 363 272 256 235 67 52 27 3 2 1

HOME 5-3 4-3 1-0



1278 549 3805 .192 12.1

1418 606 3879 .209 13.4

1183 11.2

1318 12.4

146 181 1.4

148 226 1.4

148 1.4

146 1.4

1619 15.3

1751 16.5

46 269 180.5 1.7 37 24

58 333 224.5 2.1 65 40

2931 8/366 9/131 0 0

4108 12/342 -

DATE Aug 26 Aug 26 Aug 27 Sept 2 Sept 2 Sept 3 Sept 3 Sep 09 Sep 09 Sep 10 Sep 13 Sep 20 *Sep 23 *Sep 30 *Oct 01 Oct 04 *Oct 07 *Oct 08 *Oct 14 *Oct 21 *Oct 22 *Oct 28 *Oct 29 *Nov 04 *Nov 05 *Nov 11 *Nov 12 Nov 17 Nov 18

BE BHE Points 3 0 404.0 10 1 334.0 5 0 280.0 9 0 290.0 4 18 110.0 4 1 73.0 2 1 57.5 0 0 17.0 0 3 38.0 0 0 1.0

1619 15.27 46 269 180.5 1.70 37 1751 16.52 58 333 224.5 2.12 65

24 1604.5 40 1790.5

OPPONENT W/L SCORE SCORE-BY-SET vs Troy W 3-2 26-24,23-25,19-25,27-25,18-16 at Samford L 0-3 11-25,15-25,18-25 vs UAB L 0-3 18-25,24-26,21-25 vs Elon W 3-0 25-22,27-25,28-26 vs Davidson L 0-3 15-25,22-25,20-25 vs Gardner-Webb W 3-2 18-25,25-19,18-25,25-18,15-12 at South Carolina L 0-3 16-25,14-25,10-25 vs East Tennessee St. L 0-3 22-25,22-25,23-25 vs Tennessee Tech W 3-0 25-17,25-18,25-21 at Chattanooga W 3-1 25-20,25-23,23-25,25-22 at Western Carolina L 1-3 25-22,23-25,26-28,23-25 at N.C. Central W 3-0 25-20,25-16,25-20 GARDNER-WEBB W 3-2 15-25,15-25,25-20,25-16,16-14 at Liberty L 0-3 17-25,23-25,18-25 at Radford W 3-1 24-26,25-16,25-15,25-18 WESTERN CAROLINA W 3-0 25-16,25-23,25-22 PRESBYTERIAN W 3-1 25-23,23-25,25-23,25-15 WINTHROP L 1-3 18-25,26-24,18-25,20-25 at Gardner-Webb L 0-3 19-25,23-25,23-25 at Coastal Carolina W 3-1 25-22,25-23,20-25,25-15 at Charleston Southern W 3-0 25-16,25-19,25-11 CAMPBELL W 3-1 25-17,19-25,25-20,25-20 HIGH POINT W 3-0 26-24,25-19,25-19 at Winthrop L 1-3 16-25,18-25,32-30,24-26 at Presbyterian College L 1-3 23-25,25-21,18-25,24-26 RADFORD L 2-3 25-20,22-25,25-23,21-25,10-15 LIBERTY L 2-3 22-25,25-21,22-25,25-20,13-15 vs CAMPBELL W 3-0 25-14,25-15,25-18 vs #1 Liberty L 0-3 17-25,16-25,14-25

* - Big South Conference Match


DIG BLOCKING DIG Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S 298 2.92 6 28 34 0.33 88 0.83 14 72 86 0.81 67 0.63 2 40 42 0.40 48 0.46 15 58 73 0.70 248 2.34 6 30 36 0.34 39 0.39 2 38 40 0.40 265 2.50 1 3 4 0.04 413 4.35 0 0 0 0.00 151 1.51 0 0 0 0.00 2 0.50 0 0 0 0.00

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ATT 106 212 139 102 118 143 407 55 67 156 285 129 536 1260 135 329 306 399 350 423 239 321 249 406 106 354 437 157 291




xy-Liberty 12 y-Winthrop 12 Radford 9 UNC Asheville 7 Presbyterian College 7 Campbell 6 High Point 6 Coastal Carolina 5 Gardner-Webb 5 Charleston Southern 1 x - Tournament Champions



Home Road

2 .857 20 13 .606 2 .857 20 8 .714 5 .643 17 15 .531 7 .500 15 14 .517 7 .500 13 17 .433 8 .429 13 18 .419 8 .429 9 21 .300 9 .357 13 20 .394 9 .357 10 20 .333 13 .071 5 25 .167 y - Co-Regular-Season Champions

10-1 9-1 8-4 5-3 6-6 4-4 6-8 6-6 6-3 1-7

5-7 8-3 5-7 5-7 5-8 4-8 1-10 4-9 2-10 2-11


L 10


5-5 3-4 4-4 5-4 2-3 5-6 2-3 3-5 2-7 2-7

8-0 8-2 7-3 5-5 6-4 4-6 3-7 5-5 4-6 1-9

L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L2 L1 L1 L2 L5

First Team All-Conference Becca Toor, Winthrop Loren Thomas, Liberty Stephanie Palmer, Winthrop Cindi Miller, UNC Asheville Lillie Happel, Liberty Emma Deininger, Radford Rachel Brummitt, Radford

All-Freshman Team Emma Deininger, Radford Rachel Brummitt, Radford Ashtin Frank, Presbyterian College Lian Bernett, Coastal Carolina Heather Feldman, Gardner-Webb Kristin Heldt, High Point Rachel Weichecki, Radford All-Academic Team Kelsey Campbell, Campbell Maggie Murphy, Charleston So. Lauren Alejo, Coastal Carolina Evan Moffitt, Gardner-Webb Molly Barlow, High Point Kelly Haseman, Liberty Andrea Barman, Presbyterian Leigh Myers, Radford Hallie Morse, UNC Asheville Becca Toor, Winthrop Player of the Year Becca Toor, Winthrop Freshman of the Year Emma Deininger, Radford

Big South Volleyball Championship Nov. 17 #1 Liberty 3 ............................................ #8 Gardner-Webb 1 #4 UNC Asheville 3 ......................................... #5 Campbell 0 #2 Winthrop 3 ..................................... #7 Coastal Carolina 1 #3 Radford 3 ..................................................... #6 High Point 0


Second Team All-Conference Presley Mabrey, Presbyterian Courtney Johnk, High Point Annie Kobeski, Campbell Anna Moore, UNC Asheville Jade Craycraft, Liberty Laura Wilcox, Gardner-Webb Kelly Haseman, Liberty

Nov. 18 #1 Liberty 3 .................................................4 UNC Asheville 0 #3 Radford 3 .......................................................... 2 Winthrop 2 Nov. 20 #1 Liberty 3 ............................................#3 Radford 0 (Liberty earns Automatic Bid to NCAA Championship) All-Tournament Team Loren Thomas, Liberty University (MVP) Kelly Haseman, Liberty University Lillie Happel, Liberty University Rachel Brummit, Radford University Rachel Wiechecki, Radford University Meredith Foster, UNC Asheville Stephanie Palmer, Winthrop University

Coach of the Year Marci Jenkins, Radford Scholar-Athlete of the Year Evan Moffitt, Gardner-Webb

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL RECORDS Regular Season Championships 1990, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2009 Tournament Championships 1991, 1992 NIVC Tournament 1991 Tournament Runners-Up 2003, 2005, 2006


The 2009 Big South Conference Regular Season Champion Bulldogs

• All-Time Big South Tournament Results • Year 1986 1988 1990 1990 1991 1991 1991 1992 1992 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2001

Opponent Winthrop Winthrop Augusta Radford Winthrop Radford Davidson CSU UNC Greensboro Liberty Radford Towson State Winthrop Liberty Coastal Carolina Winthrop Liberty Elon Radford Winthrop CSU Radford

Round Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Quarters Quarters Quarters Quarters Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Quarters Semifinals

Score W/L Site 1-3 L Radford 0-3 L Asheville 3-0 W Charleston 1-3 L Charleston 3-0 W Asheville 3-0 W Asheville 3-1 W Asheville 3-1 W Conway 3-1 W Conway 3-2 W Conway 1-3 L Rock Hill 0-3 L Greensboro 2-3 L Greensboro 2-3 L Baltimore 2-3 L Asheville 3-1 W Asheville 0-3 L Asheville 3-1 W Charleston 0-3 L Charleston 0-3 L High Point 3-0 W Lynchburg 0-3 L Lynchburg

Tournament Record by Opponent Augusta Birmingham-Southern Campbell Charleston Southern Coastal Carolina Elon Davidson High Point Liberty Radford Towson State UNC Greensboro Winthrop Totals 22

Win 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 3 3 0 1 3 20

Loss 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 4 1 0 8 21

.Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 .667 .500 1.000 1.000 1.000 .333 .429 .000 1.000 .273 .488

Year 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2011 2011

Opponent High Point Liberty BSC Liberty Winthrop Liberty Liberty Coastal Carolina Winthrop Radford Coastal Carolina Winthrop High Point Winthrop Winthrop Liberty Radford Coastal Carolina Charleston Southern Campbell Liberty

Round Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Quarters Semifinals

Score W/L Site 3-1 W Rock Hill 0-3 L Rock Hill 3-1 W Birmingham 3-2 W Birmingham 2-3 L Birmingham 0-3 L Asheville 3-0 W Asheville 3-0 W Conway 0-3 L Conway 3-0 W Asheville 3-2 W High Point 3-0 L High Point 3-2 W Lynchburg 1-3 L Lynchburg 3-1 W Asheville 0-3 L Asheville 3-0 W Radford 0-3 L Radford 0-3 L Rock Hill 3-0 W Charleston 0-3 L Charleston

Big South Tournament Record By Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals

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Win 14 5 2

Loss 9 10 3

Pct .609 .333 .400

UNC ASHEVILLE SEASON RECORDS 1,980 1,539 1,452 1,448 1,413 1,376 1,351 1,325 1,320 1,295

1992 1992 2007 2008 1996 2006 1996 1993 2010 1991

Assists: 1. Lorelee Smith 2. Danielle Meyer 3. Amanda Wiles 4. Amanda Wiles 5. Lorelee Smith 6. Kaitlyn McDaniel 7. Amanda Wiles 8. Lorelee Smith 9. Danielle Meyer 10. Jessica Beal

Kills: 1. Gina Golkiewicz 2. Elissa Steffen 3. Kim Osborne 4. Elif Unlu 5. Cally Geiger 6. Kelsey Benorden 7. Elissa Steffen 8. Courtney Tucker 9. Cally Geiger Elif Unlu

623 550 538 512 510 500 489 480 476 476

1992 1992 1996 2006 1996 2007 1994 1996 1997 2005

Service Aces: 1. Raquel Miotto 2. Frida Sigurdardottir 3. Gina Golkiewicz 4. Sandi Potter 5. Courtney Tucker 6. Gina Golkiewicz 7. Cally Geiger 8. Kim Osborne 9. Missy Allen 10. Courtney Tucker

Attack Percentage: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Lauren Ficker 3. Ilona Fekete 4. Rose Butler Jennifer Hutchins 6. Ilona Fekete 7. Meredith Foster 8. Amanda Wiles 9. Jessica Jones 10. Lauren Ficker

.385 .350 .335 325 .325 .321 .314 .309 .306 .304

1991 2009 1990 2005 1993 1992 2011 2004 2000 2008

Block Solos: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Ilona Fekete 3. Ilona Fekete 4. Jennifer Hutchins 5. Beth Cole 6. Jennifer Hutchins 7. Tina Bell 8. Beth Cole 9. Jennifer Hutchins 10. Jennifer Hutchins

1,852 1,591 1,524 1,506 1,436 1,409 1,374 1,343 1,306 1,295

1996 1992 2002 2004 1995 2006 2005 1997 1991 1998

Block Assists: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Beth Cole 3. Ashley Wrightenberry Heather Burns 5. Ilona Fekete 6. Beth Cole 7. Allison Lambert 8. Allison Lambert 9. Rose Butler 10. Ashley Wrightenberry

133 127 116 116 114 113 105 104 99 97

1990 1989 2005 2008 1992 1986 2004 2005 2004 2007

65 62 60 58 58 55 54 53 52 51

2009 2002 1991 1998 1996 1992 1996 1995 1989 1995

Total Blocks: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Ilona Fekete 3. Ilona Fekete 4. Beth Cole 5. Beth Cole 6. Jennifer Hutchins 7. Jennifer Hutchins 8. Jennifer Hutchins 9. Ashley Wrightenberry 10. Heather Burns

331 288 241 197 176 152 147 134 132 121

1990 1991 1992 1987 1986 1990 1993 1991 2005 2008

198 196 127 76 70 68 64 63 57 41

1990 1991 1992 1993 1987 1991 1989 1986 1990 1992

Digs: 1. Leslie Whitfield 2. Gina Golkiewicz 3. Raquel Miotto 4. Raquel Miotto 5. Raquel Miotto 6. Elissa Steffen 7. Raquel Miotto 8. Gina Golkiewicz 9. Elissa Steffen 10. Courtney Tucker Elissa Steffen

763 739 721 718 667 656 582 544 528 509 509

2002 1992 2006 2009 2008 1992 2007 1991 1994 1996 1993


Attempts 1. Gina Golkiewicz 2. Elissa Steffen 3. Kelsey Benorden 4. Kelsey Benorden 5. Kim Osborne 6. Elif Unlu 7. Courtney Tucker 8. Kim Osborne 9. Kelsey Benorden 10. Gina Golkiewicz

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE HONORS First Team Cindi Miller (2010, 2011) Kelsey Benorden (2008, 2009) Raquel Miotto (2006, 2008, 2009) Lauren Ficker (2009) Elif Unlu (2005, 2006) Amanda Wiles (2004) Frida Sigurdardottir (2002, 2003) Kelly Budnik (2002) Chandra Hicks (1999) Cally Geiger (1998) Lorelee Smith (1995, 1996, 1997) Kim Osborne (1995) Elissa Steffen (1994) Danielle Meyer (1993) Gina Golkiewicz (1991, 1992) Ilona Fekete (1990, 1991, 1992) Sandra Potter (1989) Holly Van Wagner (1987)

Big South Player of The Year Ilona Fekete (1990) Second Team Anna Moore (2011) Raquel Miotto (2007) Kelsey Benorden (2007, 2010) Amanda Wiles (2005) Elif Unlu (2004) Amanda Wiles (2003) Leslie Whitfield (2002) Kelly Budnik (2000, 2001) Jennifer Baker (1999) Chandra Hicks (1998) Cally Geiger (1995, 1997) Elissa Steffen (1993) Kim Osborne (1993, 1994, 1996)

All-Tournament (Big South) Meredith Foster (2011) Kelsey Benorden (2007, 2008) Raquel Miotto (2006) Emily Palma (2006) Allison Lambert (2005) Elif Unlu (2003, 2005) Amanda Wiles (2002) Rose Butler (2002) Bonny Sneed (2001) Kelly Budnik (2001) Kristie Brinkley (2000) Jennifer Baker (1999) Chandra Hicks (1998) Kim Osborne (1993) Big South Tournament MVP Danielle Meyer (1992)

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Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year Lorelee Smith (1997) Big South Rookie of the Year Kelly Budnik (2000) Kim Osborne (1993) Big South All-Rookie Team Alex Stewart (2010) Kelsey Benorden (2007) Cindi Miller (2008) Raquel Miotto (2006) Elif Unlu (2003) Amanda Wiles (2002) Rose Butler (2002) Bonny Sneed (2001) Kelly Budnik (2000) Kim Osborne (1993) Big South Coach of the Year Julie Torbett (2009)



UNC ASHEVILLE CAREER RECORDS Attempts 1. Kelsey Benorden 2. Elissa Steffen 3. Kim Osborne 4. Elif Unlu 5. Gina Golkiewicz 6. Cindi Miller 7. Cally Geiger 8. Kelly Budnik 9. Rose Butler 10. Courtney Tucker

5,263 4,993 4,727 4,546 4,408 4,213 4,204 3,755 3,630 3,333

2007-10 1991-94 1993-96 2003-06 1990-92 2008-11 1995-98 2000-03 2002-05 1994-96

Kills: 1. Elissa Steffen 2. Cally Geiger 3. Kim Osborne 4. Kelsey Benorden 5. Elif Unlu 6. Cindi Miller 7. Gina Golkiewicz 8. Kelly Budnik 9. Rose Butler 10. Courtney Tucker Jennifer Baker

1,775 1,761 1,733 1,731 1,709 1,436 1,511 1,317 1,270 1,196 1,196

1991-94 1995-98 1993-96 2007-10 2003-06 2008-11 1990-92 2000-03 2002-05 1994-96 1996-99

Attack Percentage: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Jennifer Hutchins 3. Cally Geiger 4. Frida Sigurdardottir 5. Lorelee Smith 6. Amanda Wiles 7. Gina Golkiewicz 8. Elissa Steffen 9. Elif Unlu 10. AshleyWrightenberry

.347 .292 .266 .265 .263 .257 .242 .233 .231 .229

1990-92 1990-93 1995-98 2000-03 1994-97 2002-05 1990-92 1991-94 2003-06 2004-07

5,904 5,613 5,187 3,466 2,822 2,658 1,406 1,076 1,014 532

1994-97 2002-05 1990-93 2007-10 1998-00 2006-09 2010-11 2001-02 1999-00 1989-90

Block Assists: 1. AshleyWrightenberry 2. Ilona Fekete 3. Cally Geiger Jennifer Hutchins 5. Rose Butler 6. Beth Cole 7. Heather Burns 8. Chandra Hicks 9. Allison Lambert 10. Suzanne Aubel

351 339 290 290 248 240 229 227 209 208

2004-07 1990-92 1995-98 1990-93 2002-05 1985-88 2005-08 1996-99 2004-05 1999-03

Service Aces: 1. Cally Geiger 2. Raquel Miotto 3. Gina Golkiewicz 4. Kim Osborne Courtney Tucker 6. Mellie Durham 7. Khristine Ambrose 8. Kelly Budnik 9. Danielle Meyer 10. Elissa Steffen

198 164 150 142 142 134 133 130 126 121

1995-98 2006-09 1990-92 1993-96 1994-96 1992-95 1997-00 2000-03 1990-93 1991-94

Total Blocks: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Jennifer Hutchins 3. Cally Geiger 4. AshleyWrightenberry 5. Beth Cole 6. Jenni Reynolds 7. Rose Butler 8. Chandra Hicks 9. Jessica Jones 10. Suzanne Aubel

860 632 421 403 373 307 289 287 278 257

1990-92 1990-93 1995-98 2004-07 1985-88 1994-97 2002-05 1996-99 1999-02 1999-03

Block Solos: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Jennifer Hutchins 3. Beth Cole 4. Cally Geiger 5. Jenni Reynolds 6. Jessica Jones 7. Chandra Hicks 8. Tina Bell 9. Ursula Carswell Elizabeth Rodriguez

521 242 133 131 101 71 70 64 57 57

1990-92 1990-93 1985-88 1995-98 1994-97 1999-02 1996-99 1989-90 1994-95 1998-01

Digs: 1. Raquel Miotto 2. Elissa Steffen 3. Gina Golkiewicz 4. Kelsey Benorden 5. Mellie Durham 6. Kelly Budnik 7. Jennifer Baker 8. Kim Osborne 9. Leslie Whitfield 10. Krysti Havens

2,688 2,179 1,674 1,535 1,532 1,460 1,446 1,396 1,357 1,319

2006-09 1991-94 1990-92 2007-10 1992-95 2000-03 1996-99 1993-96 1999-02 2002-05

515 514 509 505 504 502 501 498 497 496

1990-93 1994-97 1993-96 1992-95 2002-05 1988-92 1991-94 2002-05 1990-03 1995-98

Assists: 1. Lorelee Smith 2. Amanda Wiles 3. Danielle Meyer 4. Rachel Guinane 5. Jessica Beal 6. Kaitlyn McDaniel 7. Hallie Morse 8. Bonnie Sneed 9. Katie Meindl 10. Missy Allen

Games Played: 1. Danielle Meyer 2. Lorelee Smith 3. Kim Osborne 4. Mellie Durham 5. Amanda Wiles 6. Amber Mendenhall 7. Elissa Steffen 8. Krysti Havens 9. Jennifer Hutchins 10. Cally Geiger

TEAM HONORS Big South Champions 1991, 1992 Big South Regular Season Champions 1990, 1991 (tie), 1992, 2002, 2009 Big South Tournament Runner-Up 2003, 2005, 2006 National Invitational Volleyball Championship 1991 (Dayton, Ohio) NAIA District 26 Playoff 1984




Suzanne Patterson (1984-87) 60 69 Art Faura (1988) 13 18 Lisa Rhodes (1989-93) 97 77 Julie Torbett (1994-2010) 304 261 Frederico Santos (2011-Pres) 15 14


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Pct. .465 .419 .557 .538 .517


• Team •

Kills Match: 34, Kelsey Benorden vs. High Point, 11/15/07 Season: 623, Gina Golkiewicz, 1992 Career: 1,775, Elissa Steffen, 1991-94

Most Wins Season: 32, 1992 Most Matches Season: 56, 1982 (29-27)

Attempts Match: 83, Kelsey Benorden vs. High Point, 11/15/07 Season: 1,980, Gina Golkiewicz, 1992 Career: 4,993, Elissa Steffen, 1991-94

Consecutive Wins Season: 17, 1992 Winning Percentage Season: .846 (32-6 in 1992)

Attack Percentage (minimum 10 kills) Match: .688 (12-1-16), Lauren Ficker vs. Southern 11/15/07 Season: .385, Ilona Fekete, 1991 Career: .347, Ilona Fekete, 1990-92 Assists Match: 83, Danielle Meyer, vs. Davidson, 1991 Season: 1,852, Lorelee Smith, 1996 Career: 5,904, Lorelee Smith, 1994-97

Attempts Match: 237, vs. Duquesne, Aug. 27, 2006 Digs Match: 122, vs. Western Carolina, Oct. 22, 2005 Season: 2,370, 2002


Service Aces Match: 7, Kelly Budnik vs. Elon, 10/20/01 and Elif Unlu, vs. Montreat, 10/15/03 Season: 65, Raquel Miotto, 2009 Career: 198, Cally Geiger, 1995-98

Kills Match: 92 vs. Winthrop, Nov. 20, 1998

Digs Match: 50, Leslie Whitfield vs. Western, 10/22/02 Season: 763, Leslie Whitfield, 2002 Career: 2,688, Raquel Miotto, 2006-09 Block Solos Match: 10, Ilona Fekete, vs. Davidson, 1991 Season: 198, Ilona Fekete, 1990 Career: 521, Ilona Fekete, 1990-92 Block Assists Match: 9, Ilona Fekete, vs. Davidson, 1991 and Heather Burns, vs. Liberty, 11/7/08 Season: 133, Ilona Fekete, 1990 Career: 339, Ilona Fekete, 1990

Raquel Miotto (2006-09) holds the Big South record for most career digs with 2,688

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Overall Record: 12-23 Big South Record: 3-5 9/1 Tennessee-Martin 9/2 UNC Wilmington 9/3 Appalachian State 9/3 UNC Charlotte 9/6 at Tennessee Tech 9/7 at Clemson 9/13 at East Tennessee State 9/15 Montana State 9/16 vs. Howard 9/16 at VCU 9/17 vs. UNC Greensboro 9/20 at Mars Hill 9/23 Georgia Southern 9/24 Georgia State 9/24 Charleston 9/26 at North Carolina A&T 10/1 UMBC* 10/4 at UNC Greensboro* 10/8 at Winthrop 10/8 vs. Bucknell 10/8 vs. Howard 10/12 North Carolina A&T 10/15 at Liberty* 10/16 at Radford* 10/22 vs. Fla. International 10/22 at Georgia State 10/22 at Mercer 10/23 at Georgia Southern 10/25 at Winthrop* 10/28 Charleston Southern* 10/29 Coastal Carolina* 11/2 at UNC Charlotte 11/6 Towson State* 11/9 East Tennessee State 11/11 vs. Towson State^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


3-0 1-3 0-3 2-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-2 3-0 0-3 0-3 3-1 2-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 2-3 0-3 3-0 1-3 3-0 3-0 1-3 3-2 1-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 3-1 1-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 3-2 0-3


3-1 3-0 3-2 3-0 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 1-3 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 0-3 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-0 3-2 2-3 3-2 3-0 0-3

1995 Overall Record: 24-11 Big South Record: 4-3 9/1 vs. UNC Wilmington 9/2 vs. North Carolina A&T 9/2 at UNC Charlotte 9/6 Mars Hill 9/8 vs. UAB 9/8 vs. Samford 9/8 vs. Charleston Southern 9/9 Wofford 9/9 vs. UAB 9/12 at Tennessee 9/15 Florida A&M 9/16 Tennessee State 9/16 Appalachian State 9/20 Wofford 9/23 at Davidson 9/26 South Carolina State 9/29 vs. UCF 9/30 vs. Troy State 9/30 at Georgia State 10/4 East Tennessee State 10/8 at UNC Greensboro* 10/11 at Appalachian State 10/14 Liberty* 10/15 Radford* 10/18 at Wofford 10/21 at Western Carolina 10/24 Winthrop* 10/26 Furman 10/27 at Charleston Southern* 10/28 at Coastal Carolina* 11/1 UNC Charlotte 11/2 North Carolina A&T 11/4 at UMBC*

11/7 at East Tennessee State 11/10 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


1-3 2-3


3-1 3-0 1-3 0-3 3-1 1-3 3-1 3-0 0-3 3-1 3-1 2-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-1 3-0 0-3 2-3 0-3 3-1 2-3 3-0 3-2 0-3 2-3 3-0 3-1 3-0 2-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-3 0-3 2-3

1996 Overall Record: 21-16 Big South Record: 8-6 8/30 vs. UNC Wilmington 8/31 vs. Western Carolina 8/31 at UNC Charlotte 9/6 vs. Georgia Tech 9/6 vs. Charleston 9/6 vs. Jacksonville State 9/7 vs. Western Carolina 9/7 at Furman 9/7 vs. Georgia Tech 9/11 Wofford 9/11 Appalachian State 9/20 vs. James Madison 9/20 vs. East Carolina 9/21 at Campbell 9/21 vs. Mercer 9/24 at East Tennessee State 9/28 Liberty* 9/29 Radford* 10/1 at North Carolina 10/2 at UNC Greensboro* 10/6 at UMBC* 10/8 at Wofford 10/12 at Coastal Carolina* 10/13 at Charleston Southern* 10/16 at UNC Charlotte 10/20 Coastal Carolina* 10/23 Davidson 10/26 Charleston Southern* 10/27 at Winthrop* 10/29 East Tennessee State 11/2 at Liberty* 11/3 at Radford* 11/6 Winthrop* 11/7 UNC Greensboro* 11/10 UMBC* 11/12 Tennessee 11/15 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


2-3 3-1 1-3 2-3 3-0 3-1 2-3


0-3 1-3 3-0 0-3 2-3 3-0 3-0 1-3 1-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-3 1-3 2-3 3-1 3-1 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-0 1-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-3


3-0 1-3 0-3 2-3 1-3 3-0 2-3 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 1-3 0-3 1-3 3-1 3-1 3-0 0-3 3-0 1-3 0-3 2-3 3-2 3-1 3-0 1-3 3-0

1998 Overall Record: 18-13 Big South Record: 3-5 9/1 at East Tennessee State 9/8 Appalachian State 9/11 UNC Wilmington 9/12 UNC Charlotte 9/12 Western Carolina 9/18 at UNC Wilmington 9/19 vs. High Point 9/19 vs. UNC Greensboro 9/22 at Tennessee 9/25 vs. The Citadel 9/26 vs. North Carolina A&T 9/26 vs. Stetson 9/26 at Coll. Of Charleston 10/3 Liberty* 10/4 Radford* 10/6 at Winthrop* 10/9 at High Point 10/10 at Elon 10/17 Charleston Southern* 10/18 Coastal Carolina* 10/20 East Tennessee State 10/25 Winthrop* 10/31 at Liberty* 11/1 at Radford* 11/6 Elon 11/7 High Point 11/10 North Carolina A&T 11/13 at Charleston Southern 11/14 at Coastal Carolina 11/20 vs. Winthrop^ 11/21 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


1997 Overall Record: 16-17 Big South Record: 5-7 8/29 vs. Western Carolina 8/30 vs. Appalachian State 8/30 at Wake Forest 9/3 at East Tennessee State 9/5 vs. UNC Charlotte 9/6 at UNC Wilmington 9/6 vs. Western Carolina 9/9 High Point 9/12 vs. Massachusetts 9/13 at Penn State 9/13 vs. West Virginia 9/16 Appalachian State 9/19 Providence 9/20 Samford 9/20 Belmont 9/23 UNC Charlotte 9/26 at Charleston Southern* 9/27 at Coastal Carolina* 9/30 at Davidson 10/4 Liberty* 10/5 Coastal Carolina* 10/11 UMBC* 10/17 at Liberty* 10/18 at Radford* 10/21 East Tennessee State 10/25 at UM-Eastern Shore

10/25 at UMBC* 10/27 Winthrop* 11/1 Tennessee 11/4 at Winthrop* 11/8 Charleston Southern* 11/9 Radford* 11/14 Coastal Carolina^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


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3-0 3-1 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 1-3 0-3 0-3 2-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-2 3-0 0-3 3-0 2-3 0-3 3-2 2-3 1-3 3-2 3-0

Overall Record: 16-17 Big South Record: 8-6 9/3 vs. LaSalle 9/3 vs. Evansville 9/4 at Middle Tennessee 9/4 vs. Coll. Of Charleston 9/7 at Western Carolina 9/11 Montreat 9/14 East Tennessee State 9/17 vs. Wofford 9/18 at Mercer 9/18 vs. North Carolina A&T 9/24 vs. Bethune-Cookman 9/24 at UCF 9/25 vs. Rice 9/25 vs. St. John’s 9/28 at Appalachian State 10/1 High Point* 10/2 Elon* 10/5 at Winthrop* 10/8 at Charleston Southern* 10/9 at Coastal Carolina* 10/12 Tennessee 10/15 Liberty* 10/16 Radford* 10/24 Winthrop* 10/29 at High Point* 10/30 at Elon* 11/6 Charleston Southern*


11/7 Coastal Carolina* 11/9 at East Tennessee State 11/12 at Radford* 11/13 at Liberty* 11/19 vs. Elon^ 11/20 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


3-0 2-3 1-3 0-3 3-1 0-3

2000 L L L W W L L W W L L L W L W W W L L L L W L L L L W W L L L W W L

0-3 1-3 0-3 3-2 3-1 0-3 0-3 3-1 3-0 2-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 0-3 3-0 3-1 3-1 1-3 0-3 0-3 2-3 3-1 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-1 3-2 0-3 1-3 1-3 3-0 3-1 0-3

2002 Overall Record: 26-8 Big South Record: 12-2 8/30 vs. UNC Wilmington 8/30 vs. Mercer 8/31 vs. Appalachian State 8/31 at High Point 9/6 vs. UMBC 9/7 at Navy 9/7 vs. Albany 9/10 at Morris Brown 9/13 vs. Wofford 9/13 at Mercer 9/14 vs. High Point 9/17 High Point* 9/24 at North Carolina A&T 9/27 Liberty* 9/28 Radford* 10/1 at East Tennessee State 10/3 Elon* 10/11 at Charleston Southern* 10/12 at Coastal Carolina* 10/15 at Winthrop* 10/16 Mars Hill 10/16 Montreat 10/19 Birmingham-Southern 10/22 Western Carolina 10/25 at Liberty* 10/26 at Radford* 11/1 at Elon* 11/2 at High Point* 11/8 Charleston Southern* 11/9 Coastal Carolina* 11/12 Winthrop* 11/15 at Birmingham-Southern 11/21 vs. High Point^ 11/22 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match



0-3 2-3 0-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 2-3 3-1 3-0 3-1 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-2 3-2 2-3 1-3 2-3 0-3 0-3 0-3

Overall Record: 18-10 Big South Record: 9-5 9/5 vs. Elon W 9/5 vs. Mercer W 9/6 at UNC Wilmington L 9/12 vs. Loyola (MD) W 9/13 at VCU W 9/13 vs. Albany L 9/16 at Western Carolina L 9/26 Liberty* L 9/27 Birmingham-Southern* W 10/1 at Furman L 10/4 at Winthrop* L 10/7 at High Point* W 10/12 Charleston Southern* W 10/15 Montreat W 10/15 Mars Hill W 10/18 Coastal Carolina* W 10/25 at Birmingham-Southern* W 10/28 Radford* W 10/31 at Charleston Southern* W 11/1 at Coastal Carolina* L 11/4 High Point* W 11/7 Winthrop* L 11/11 North Carolina A&T W 11/14 at Liberty* L 11/15 at Radford* W 11/21 vs. Birmingham-Southern^ W 11/22 vs. Liberty^ W 11/23 vs. Winthrop^ L

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*Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


3-0 3-2 2-3 3-2 2-3 2-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-1 2-3 3-1 3-2 3-1 3-0 3-0 2-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-1 2-3 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-2 3-1 3-1 0-3

Overall Record: 19-17 Big South Record: 8-6 9/1 at Appalachian State 9/2 Lipscomb 9/3 vs. Elon 9/3 at North Carolina State 9/4 vs. UNC Wilmington 9/4 vs. Wofford 9/10 at Campbell 9/11 vs. Wofford 9/11 vs. Western Carolina 9/14 Charleston Southern* 9/21 Furman 9/24 vs. Memphis 9/24 at UNC Greensboro 9/25 vs. Florida Atlantic 9/25 vs. Morgan State 9/28 at North Carolina A&T 10/1 vs. St. John’s 10/1 at UMES 10/2 vs. Delaware State 10/2 vs. Niagara 10/5 at Liberty* 10/8 at Charleston Southern* 10/9 at Coastal Carolina* 10/15 Winthrop* 10/16 Coastal Carolina* 10/19 Western Carolina 10/22 Liberty* 10/23 Birmingham-Southern* 10/26 at Radford* 10/28 East Tennessee State 11/2 at High Point* 11/5 at Winthrop* 11/9 High Point* 11/11 Radford* 11/13 at Birmingham-Southern* 11/16 Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


1-3 3-0 2-3 0-3 1-3 3-2 1-3 3-1 2-3 3-0 2-3 1-3 3-0 2-3 3-0 3-1 1-3 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-0 1-3 3-2 2-3 1-3 3-0 0-3 3-1 3-0 3-2 3-2 0-3 3-1 3-0 0-3 0-3


0-3 3-1 3-1 2-3 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-1 1-3 1-3 3-1 3-2 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-2 1-3 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0



2001 Overall Record: 7-21 Big South Record: 5-9 8/31 Memphis 9/1 South Alabama 9/1 Morehead State 9/4 at Gardner-Webb 9/7 vs. Rutgers 9/8 at Penn State 9/8 vs. George Mason 9/19 at Wofford 9/21 at High Point* 9/22 at Elon* 9/25 at Coastal Carolina* 9/29 Birmingham-Southern 10/2 Charleston Southern* 10/5 Liberty* 10/6 Radford* 10/14 Winthrop* 10/17 at Western Carolina 10/19 High Point* 10/20 Elon* 10/23 Coastal Carolina* 10/26 at Samford 10/27 at Birmingham-Southern 10/30 at Charleston Southern* 11/2 at Radford* 11/3 at Liberty*

0-3 3-0 0-3


Overall Record: 13-21 Big South Record: 5-9 9/1 at Georgia Southern 9/2 vs. Florida International 9/2 vs. Jacksonville 9/8 vs. Drexel 9/9 vs. Bucknell 9/9 at Youngstown State 9/12 East Tennessee State 9/15 vs. Wofford 9/15 at Mercer 9/16 vs. Middle Tennessee 9/19 at Tennessee 9/22 Campbell 9/22 Loyola (MD) 9/23 Pittsburgh 9/23 North Carolina A&T 9/30 Charleston Southern* 10/1 Coastal Carolina* 10/4 Winthrop* 10/7 at Liberty* 10/8 at Radford* 10/13 Elon* 10/14 High Point* 10/18 at East Tennessee State 10/25 Western Carolina 10/28 Liberty* 10/29 Radford* 10/31 Wofford 11/3 at Charleston Southern* 11/4 at Coastal Carolina* 11/8 at Winthrop* 10/10 at Elon* 10/11 at High Point* 11/14 Gardner-Webb 11/17 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

11/9 at Winthrop* L 11/15 vs. Charleston Southern^ W 11/16 vs. Radford^ L *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

3-1 3-2 2-3 3-0 3-2 2-3 0-3 2-3 3-2 0-3 1-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-2 3-0 1-3 3-1 0-3 3-0 0-3 3-2 3-1 3-2 2-3

Overall Record: 25-7 Big South Record: 10-4 8/27 Appalachian State 9/2 vs. Chattanooga 9/3 vs. UNC Wilmington 9/3 at North Carolina A&T 9/9 vs. Memphis 9/9 vs. Louisiana Tech 9/10 vs. Flordia International 9/10 at Mercer 9/16 Samford 9/17 Elon 9/17 Western Carolina 9/22 at Lipscomb 9/24 at Birmingham-Southern* 9/27 at Gardner-Webb 9/30 Charleston Southern* 10/2 Coastal Carolina* 10/7 at Winthrop* 10/8 at High Point* 10/14 at Liberty* 10/15 at Radford* 10/21 High Point* 10/23 Winthrop* 10/28 at Charleston Southern* 10/29 at Coastal Carolina* 11/1 at East Tennessee State 11/4 Radford* 11/6 Liberty* 11/10 at Western Carolina 11/12 Birmingham-Southern*



11/15 Liberty^ 11/19 at Coastal Carolina^ 11/20 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


3-0 3-0 0-3

11/3 Liberty* 11/8 at USC Upstate 11/10 Prebyterian 11/15 vs. High Point^ 11/16 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


2-3 1-3 0-3 2-3 3-2 0-3 2-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 1-3 3-0 2-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 0-3 3-1 3-0 1-3 3-1 3-0 1-3 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 3-2 3-0 3-2 0-3

Overall Record: 18-14 Big South Record: 8-8 8/29 vs. Elon 8/29 vs. Florida Gulf Coast 8/30 vs. Maine 9/5 vs. Hampton 9/6 vs. Wofford 9/6 at USC Upstate 9/12 vs. William & Mary 9/12 vs. Norfolk State 9/13 at N.C. State 9/16 at Western Carolina 9/20 vs. Virginia Tech 9/20 at UNC Wilmington 9/23 North Carolina A&T 9/26 High Point* 10/4 at Winthrop* 10/7 Presbyterian* 10/10 at Radford* 10/11 at Liberty* 10/14 at Gardner-Webb* 10/17 Charleston Southern* 10/18 Coastal Carolina* 10/25 at High Point* 11/1 Winthrop* 11/4 Gardner-Webb* 11/7 Liberty* 11/8 Radford* 11/11 at Presbyterian* 11/14 at Coastal Carolina* 11/15 at Charleston Southern* 11/21 Winthrop^ 11/22 Liberty^ 11/25 Wofford


2006 Overall Record: 15-18 Big South Record: 10-4 8/25 vs. Canisius 8/25 vs. Rutgers 8/26 at James Madison 8/26 vs. Duquesne 8/29 at Elon 9/1 Cleveland State 9/2 UNC Greensboro 9/2 East Tennessee State 9/8 at Mercer 9/8 vs. UAB 9/9 vs. Nicholls State 9/15 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 9/16 vs. Charlotte 9/16 at Samford 9/23 Birmingham-Southern* 9/29 Liberty* 10/1 Radford* 10/3 at High Point* 10/6 at Winthrop* 10/13 Coastal Carolina* 10/15 Charleston Southern* 10/20 Winthrop* 10/22 High Point* 10/24 Montreat 10/27 at Liberty* 10/28 at Radford 11/3 at Charleston Southern* 11/4 at Coastal Carolina* 11/7 Gardner-Webb 11/11 at Birmingham-Southern* 11/14 Radford^ 11/17 vs. Coastal Carolina^ 11/18 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


0-3 3-2 3-1 3-2 1-3


0-3 3-2 2-3 3-0 1-3 3-0 2-3 3-0 3-2 3-1 0-3 3-2 3-0 2-3 2-3 1-3 1-3 0-3 3-1 3-2 2-3 3-2 3-2 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-2 0-3 2-3 3-1 0-3 3-0


0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 2-3 3-1 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 2-3 0-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 1-3 3-0 3-1 1-3 3-1


3-1 2-3 3-2 3-0 0-3

Overall Record: 19-12 Big South Record: 11-5 8/27 vs. Davidson 8/28 at James Madison 9/3 vs. Stetson 9/3 at South Alabama 9/4 vs. Alabama State 9/4 vs. Alabama A&M 9/10 vs. UNC Greensboro 9/11 vs. Austin Peay 9/11 at ETSU 9/18 vs. NC A&T 9/18 at Western Carolina 9/20 Gardner-Webb* 9/24 Coastal Carolina* 9/28 at Mercer 10/1 at Radford* 10/2 at High Point* 10/5 at Presbyterian* 10/8 at Charleston Southern* 10/9 at Winthrop* 10/16 Liberty* 10/23 at Coastal Carolina* 10/26 Mercer 10/29 High Point* 10/30 Radford* 11/2 Presbyterian* 11/5 Winthrop* 11/6 Charleston Southern* 11/9 at Gardner-Webb* 11/13 at Liberty* 11/18 vs. Charleston Southern^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


0-3 0-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 2-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-2 3-0 3-1 0-3 3-1 3-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-0 2-3 2-3


3-2 0-3 0-3 3-0 0-3 3-2 0-3 0-3 3-0 3-1 1-3 3-0 3-2 0-3 3-1 3-0 3-1 1-3 0-3 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 1-3 2-3 2-3 3-0 0-3


2009 Overall Record: 25-10 Big South Record: 13-3 8/28 vs. UNC Wilmington 8/28 vs. South Carolina State 8/29 vs. Elon 8/29 vs. The Citadel 9/2 Western Carolina 9/4 vs. N.C. State 9/5 vs. The Citadel 9/5 at USC Upstate 9/11 vs. Savannah State 9/11 vs. East Carolina 9/12 vs. Wofford 9/12 vs. Winston-Salem State 9/18 vs. Winston-Salem State 9/18 vs. Hampton 9/19 vs. Providence 9/19 vs. Wofford 9/22 Gardner-Webb* 9/25 at Radford* 10/2 Charleston Southern* 10/6 at Presbyterian* 10/9 High Point* 10/10 Liberty* 10/16 at Winthrop* 10/17 at Coastal Carolina* 10/20 East Tennessee State 10/24 Radford* 10/27 Presbyterian* 10/31 at Charleston Southern* 11/3 at Gardner-Webb* 11/6 at Liberty*

11/7 at High Point* 11/13 Coastal Carolina* 11/14 Winthrop* 11/19 at Radford^ 11/20 vs. Coastal Carolina^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match



2007 Overall Record: 12-22 Big South Record: 2-10 8/24 vs. TCU 8/25 at Florida State 8/25 vs. Florida Gulf Coast 8/31 Western Carolina 9/1 Kennesaw State 9/1 USC Upstate 9/7 vs. Missouri State 9/8 at Chattanooga 9/8 vs. Tennessee Tech 9/11 North Carolina Central 9/14 at Alabama State 9/14 vs. Mississippi Valley State 9/15 vs. Southern 9/15 vs. Alabama A&M 9/19 at East Tennessee State 9/22 at Presbyterian 9/23 Jacksonville 9/28 at Coastal Carolina* 9/29 at Charleston Southern* 10/5 High Point* 10/6 Winthrop* 10/12 at Radford* 10/14 at Liberty* 10/19 at Winthrop* 10/20 at High Point* 10/23 at Gardner-Webb 10/26 Charleston Southern* 10/27 Coastal Carolina* 11/2 Radford*



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1-3 3-0 1-3 3-2 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 1-3 2-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 2-3 2-3 3-0 3-1 2-3 3-1 3-1

Overall Record: 15-14 Big South Record: 7-7 8/26 vs Troy 8/26 at Samford 8/27 vs UAB 9/2 vs Elon 9/2 vs Davidson 9/3 vs Gardner-Webb 9/3 at South Carolina 9/9 vs East Tennessee St. 9/9 vs Tennessee Tech 9/10 at Chattanooga 9/13 at Western Carolina 9/20 at N.C. Central 9/23 GARDNER-WEBB* 9/30 at Liberty* 10/1 at Radford* 10/4 WESTERN CAROLINA 10/7 PRESBYTERIAN* 10/8 WINTHROP* 10/14 at Gardner-Webb* 10/21 at Coastal Carolina* 10/22 at Charleston Southern* 10/8 CAMPBELL* 10/29 HIGH POINT* 11/4 at Winthrop* 11/5 at Presbyterian* 11/11 RADFORD* 11/12 LIBERTY* 11/17 vs CAMPBELL^ 11/18 vs Liberty^

ALL-TIME RESULTS W 1 2 1 3 0 1 1 11 1 1 0 3 28 4 1 3 0 0 11 1 1 0 0 1 7 10 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 9 0 0 1 0 2 28 2 0 0 0 0 1 13 2 1 1 2 0 0 4 2 1 9 0

L 1 0 1 8 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 7 6 1 0 1 1 22 2 0 1 1 1 13 7 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 2 0 4 0 2 1 2 1 0 25 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 2

Team Mississippi Valley State Missouri State Montana State Montreat Morehead State Morgan State Morris Brown Navy Niagara Nicholls State Norfolk State North Carolina North Carolina A&T North Carolina Central North Carolina State Penn State Pittsburgh Presbyterian Providence Radford Rice Rutgers Samford Savannah State South Alabama South Carolina State South Carolina Upstate Southeastern La. Southern St. John’s Stetson Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Texas Christian Towson Troy UAB UCF UMBC UNC Greensboro UNC Wilmington Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech Wake Forest West Virginia Western Carolina William & Mary Winston-Salem State Winthrop Wofford Youngstown State

W 1 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 13 1 2 0 0 6 1 23 0 0 3 1 1 2 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 11 0 2 13 12 0

L 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 12 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 2 6 7 4 1 1 1 1 8 1 0 25 4 1


Team Alabama A&M Alabama State Albany Appalachian State Austin Peay Belmont Bethune-Cookman Birmingham-Southern Bucknell Campbell Canisius Charleston, College of Charleston Southern Charlotte Chattanooga Citadel Clemson Cleveland State Coastal Carolina Davidson Delaware State Drexel Duquesne East Carolina East Tennessee State Elon Evansville Florida Atlantic Florida A&M Florida Gulf Coast Florida International Florida State Furman Gardner-Webb George Mason Georgia Southern Georgia State Georgia Tech Hampton High Point Howard University Jacksonville Jacksonville State James Madison Kennesaw State LaSalle Liberty Lipscomb Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana Tech Loyola (Md) Maine Massachusetts Mars Hill Maryland-Eastern Shore Memphis Mercer Middle Tennessee

All-Time Results Since 1994

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UNC Asheville’s Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2003 and has had nine classes inducted. A total of 22 athletes and administrators have been enshrined. Of those 22 inductees, four are former volleyball players: Ilona Fekete, Danielle Meyer, Elissa Steffen and Loralee Smith. One is a former coach, Lisa Rhodes (inducted in 2012).


Ilona Fekete Thimmer (1990-92) Inducted in 2003

Danielle Meyer Harrison (1990-93) Inducted in 2007

Ilona Fekete Thimmer established a tradition of great volleyball at UNC Asheville from 1990-92. She led the Bulldogs to three straight Big South Conference regular-season titles and two straight tournament crowns. She also led the nation in blocks as a sophomore in 1990 and was among the nation’s leaders in that category the next two seasons. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native was the Big South Player of the Year in 1990 and was an all-conference and all-tournament selection for three seasons. She is the school’s all-time leader in total blocks and block solos. Thimmer was inducted into the inaugural class of the Big South Conference Hall of Fame. She and her family reside in Vero Beach, Fla.

Danielle Meyer Harrison was the Bulldogs’ starting setter for four years and is third all-time on the career assist list with 5,187. She helped lead UNC Asheville to three straight Big South Conference regular-season championships and two tournament titles. She was the Co-MVP of the 1992 Big South Conference Tournament.The Bulldogs were 35-6 against Big South opponents during her career. She was an all-conference selection twice and was part of the 1991 UNC Asheville team that was selected to the National Invitational Volleyball Championships in Dayton, Ohio. She and her family reside in Illionis.

Elissa Steffen Mount (1991-94) Inducted in 2008

Loralee Smith (1994-97) Inducted in 2009

Elissa Steffen Mount enjoyed a sensational career for the Bulldogs. She is UNC Asheville’s all-time career leader in three different categories. Elissa is the all-time leader in kills (1,775), digs (2,179) and attempts (4,993). She was an all-conference performer as a junior and senior and was a part of two Big South Conference championship teams as a freshman and sophomore. Elissa helped lead UNC Asheville to its first ever post-season tournament as a Division I school when the Bulldogs were selected to participate in the 1991 National Invitational Volleyball Championships. She and her husband Jeremy live in Hawaii with their two children.

Lorelee Smith was a three-time first team Big South All-Conference selection. She completed her career as UNC Asheville and the Big South’s all-time leader in assists with 5,904 and that record still stands today. Lorelee also holds the school and Big South record for most assists in a season with 1,852 set in 1996. She was the 1997 Big South Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and twice earned All-Region AllAcademic honors.

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•A • Missy Allen, 1989-90 Khristine Ambrose, 1997-00 Suzanne Aubel, 1999-2003 Kim Ayscue, 1990-91

Sherri Green, 1986 Alysha Greer, 2006-07 Karen Griffiths, 1983-84 Kathy Griffiths, 1986 Kim Groendel, 1984-85 Rachel Guinane, 2007-10

•H• Sabrina Harrison, 1996-97 Danielle Hartman, 2004 Krysti Havens, 2002-05 Tiffanie Hazel, 1997 Chandra Hicks, 1996-99 Brenda Hollingsworth, 1986 Bridget Holliday, 2006-09 Brooke Holliday, 2006-09 Jennifer Hutchins, 1990-93 •J• Jennifer Jackson, 1988 Alexa Jacobs, 2005 Emily Jacobs, 2002-03 Una Japundze, 2009 Linwood Jaycocks, 1997-00 Jessica Jones, 1999-2002

•C• Kim Camby, 1986-88 Cindy Carswell, 1984 Ursula Carswell, 1994-95 Kim Cass, 1988-92 Tracy Clark, 1985 Rebecca Clausen, 1998-99 Beth Cole, 1985-88 Tonya Collins, 1994 Jonette Corn, 1990 Laura Cowart, 1996 Karie Crisp, 1995-96

•K• Chelsie Kenley, 2009Rory Kelly, 2003-04 Jessica Keys, 1998 Samantha King, 1997 Neecole King, 1991 Anne Kuester, 1994-97

•D• Kelly Danielson, 1996-97 Belinda Deyton, 1995 Jaimie Dorfman, 2010Jenna Dover, 2007-10 Mellie Durham, 1992-95

•M• Angela Martin, 1986-87 Kaitlyn McDaniel, 2006-09 Katie Meindl, 1999-2000 Amber Mendenhall, 1988-92 Danielle Meyer, 1990-93 Marie Meyer, 1983-85 Cindi Miller, 2008-11 Raquel Miotto, 2006-09 Adrienne Moore, 1999-2001 Hallie Morse, 2010-11 Kim Mosteller, 1985 Angie Mulkin, 1986-87 Megan Murphy, 2002-05

•F• Ilona Fekete, 1990-92 Samia Fercha, 1997 Lauren Ficker, 2006-09 Meredith Foster, 2010Fonda Frady, 1985,1987-88 Pam Freeman, 1992-93 •G• Paige Garland, 1998 Cally Geiger, 1995-98 Tina Gilbert, 1988-89 Laura Glass, 1984 Gina Golkiewicz, 1990-92 Allison Green, 1998-2000

•L• Jenna Lahmayer, 2000 Allison Lambert, 2004-05 Melinda Lee, 2004

•N• Hannah Neal, 2001 Karen Noffsinger, 1984-85 Ryan Norman, 2002-03

Talia Ogle, 2003-05 Rachel Olivo, 2008-10 Sara Orozco, 1983-84 Kim Osborne, 1993-96 •P• Emily Palma, 2006 Anna Beth Parlier, 2009-10 Robin Pentz, 1986 Joy Perez, 1998 Sandra Potter, 1987-89 •R• Carrie Ramsey, 1999 Jenni Reynolds, 1994-97 Lisa Roberts, 1983 Elizabeth Rodriguez, 1998-2001 •S• Jessica Salyers, 2003-04 Lia Scott, 2008 Stephanie Scott, 1994 Mallory Schaffert, 2005-06 Holly Shelton, 2009Frida Sigurdardottir, 2000-03 Regan Simpson, 2008 Courtney Skillman, 1997 Tammy Sluder, 1985-86 Lorelee Smith, 1994-97 Bonny Sneed, 2001 Elissa Steffen, 1991-94 Joan Sterk, 1983-84 Alex Stewart, 2010Tracy Stradling, 1986 •T • Heather Terrell, 1998-2001 Courtney Tucker, 1994-96


•B• Shannen Bagge, 2006-07 Jennifer Baker, 1996-99 Suzanne Barca, 2001-02 Aretha Barnes, 1990 Jessica Beal, 1998-2000 Tina Bell, 1989-90 Pat Bembry, 1983-84 Kelsey Benorden, 2007-10 Tricia Bivens, 1990 Angie Boyte, 1987-88 Amy Breitenstein, 1989 Kristy Brinkley, 1999-2001 Beth Brown, 1996-98 Mellisa Brumbaugh, 1991 Kelly Budnik, 2000-03 Judy Burgess, 1983-84 Heather Burns, 2005-08 Rose Butler, 2002-05


•U• Elif Unlu, 2003-06 •V • Holly VanWagner 1986-87 •W • Angela Ward, 1999 Rachel Wells, 2010Monica White, 1988 Leslie Whitfield, 1999-2002 Kim Wieters, 1987-90 Amanda Wiles, 2002-05 Nikki Williams, 1985 Dana Wilson, 1994 Tracy Winfree, 1986 Mary Wortas, 1986-87 Ashley Wrightenberry, 2004-07 *Current players in BOLD

•O• Kelly O’Grady, 1988-90

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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 15 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new heights. 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. 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 oversaw the additions of men’s and women’s indoor track & field in 1997. The Conference’s 19th championship sport -- women’s lacrosse, will begin play in 2012-13 with seven members. At the same time, Kallander has solidified Conference membership, as an all-time high 11 member institutions comprise the 28-year League in 2011-12. Recent additions include High Point, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian College, plus the return of charter member Campbell University this year. 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 700 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 an individual National Champion six times, more than 240 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in football, 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 six times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the first women’s golf program advance to the national finals, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, has had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team five 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, has had four NFL Draft picks, and had an institution finish fifth in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships - the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event. In 2006-07, the Big South was the only Conference nationwide to have an at-large participant in the football playoffs (Coastal Carolina), a team in the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Winthrop) and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Regionals (Coastal Carolina). In fact, Coastal Carolina’s baseball program has been a No. 1 seed four out of the last seven years - including a national seed for the first time in 2010, while the Chanticleers’ FCS playoff berth in 2006 came in just the fifth-year of the Big South’s football existence. The 2009-10 season saw Liberty’s Sam Chelanga win two NCAA National Championships (cross country, 10,000-meter run), Coastal Carolina’s baseball team reach the Super Regionals for the second time in three years as well as being ranked No. 1 in the national RPI and as high as No. 3 in the national polls; and three women’s basketball teams reach the postseason for the first time in Conference history. Last season, Chelanga won two more NCAA National Championships (cross country, outdoor 5,000-meter run), the Big South had its first automatic bid recipient in football (Coastal Carolina), UNC Asheville reached the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Coastal Carolina’s women’s golf team was the first in Conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship out of Regional play, and a League-record 18 baseball players were drafted in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Several former Big South student-athletes have also reached national prominence in recent years. Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell made the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team - one of five former Big South athletes to compete in the Games; VMI’s Reggie Williams reached the NBA with the Golden State Warriors in 2010, UNC Asheville’s Ty Wigginton was named an American League All-Star in 2010, and Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson has won four PGA Tour events since departing the Big South Conference in 2007 and tied for runner-up at the 2011 Open Championship. 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 27 years of existence. Furthermore, the Big South has a record number of NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR progress the last two years.

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE 7233 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28226 Phone: (704) 341-7990 Fax: (704) 341-7991

Member Institutions (12): Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville, Virginia Military Institute, Winthrop University Geographical Breakdown (3 states): North Carolina (4) – Campbell University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, UNC Asheville; South Carolina (4) – Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Presbyterian College, Winthrop University; Virginia (4) – Liberty University, Longwood University, Radford University,Virginia Military Institute


Founded 1983 President Penelope W. Kyle, Radford University Vice President Dr. Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb University Secretary Dr. Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander Associate Commissioner James Companion Associate Commissioner Dawn Turner Assistant Commissioner - Public Relations Mark Simpson Assistant Commissioner - Marketing Chad Cook Director of Multimedia Development Mark Bryant Office Manager Terri Ballard Assistant Director of Marketing Matt VanSandt Assistant Director of Public Relations Nic Bowman Assistant Director of Compliance Sherika McLean Marketing Assistant Melissa Estepp Public Relations Assistant Briana Mayes Administration/Multimedia Assistant Earl Laing Coordinator of Football Officials Doug Rhoads Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials Joe Forte Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials Charlene Curtis Coordinator of Baseball Umpires Tony Thompson Coordinator of Softball Umpires Betsy Kidd Coordinator of Men’s Soccer Officials Paul James Coordinator of Volleyball Officials Daniel Leake

Associate Members: Stony Brook University (football), Davidson College (women’s lacrosse) Championship Sports (19): Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Football, Men’s Golf,Women’s Golf,Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Soccer,Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball Council of Chief Executive Officers: Jerry Wallace, Campbell; Jairy C. Hunter, Jr., Charleston Southern; David DeCenzo, Coastal Carolina; Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb; Nido Qubein, High Point; Jerry L. Falwell, Jr., Liberty; Marge Connelly, Longwood; Dr. Claude Lilly, Presbyterian; Penelope W. Kyle, Radford; Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville; J.H. Binford Peay III,VMI; Anthony J. DiGiorgio, Winthrop

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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY As the University of North Carolina at Asheville celebrates eighty years of excellence in higher education, the campus community welcomes new challenges and greater successes as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. From its beginnings as Buncombe County Junior College, where 86 students enrolled in 1927 to further their educations beyond high school, the University has valued liberal arts ideals and community engagement. Its special commitment to student learning and undergraduate education was reaffirmed when it joined the University of North Carolina system in 1969 as the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The University maintains its liberal arts imperative, as the designated undergraduate liberal arts University of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.

Vision UNC Asheville students, within a diverse and inclusive community, experience liberal arts education at its best.

Mission UNC Asheville is distinctive in the UNC system as its designated liberal arts university. Our practice of the liberal arts emphasizes the centrality of learning and discovery through exemplary teaching, innovative scholarship, creative expression, co-curricular activities, undergraduate research, engaged service, and practical experience. Primarily undergraduate, UNC Asheville offers a liberal arts education characterized by high quality faculty-student interaction.We offer this challenging educational experience to all promising students who are committed to liberal learning and personal growth.

At UNC Asheville, we respond to the conditions and concerns of the contemporary world both as individuals and as a university. We incorporate economic, social and environmental sustainability into our institutional practices and curriculum. With a range of associated centers, partnerships, and initiatives, we fulfill our public responsibility to address the needs of our community through a continuum of learning. We develop a commitment to continuing service characterized by an informed, responsible, and creative engagement with the Asheville area, the southern Appalachian region, the state of North Carolina, and a diverse and increasingly connected world.

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Our liberal arts educational approach emphasizes life skills including critical thinking, clear and thoughtful expression, and honest open inquiry. Students undertake concentrated study in one area while simultaneously developing an understanding of the connections among disciplines. We encourage students to clarify, develop and live their own values while respecting the views and beliefs of others. In addition, we cultivate an understanding of the dimensions of human diversity while recognizing the common humanity of all. We believe a quality liberal arts education enables our graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead successful, flourishing lives as leaders and contributors to their communities.

In 2000 the university community set about the task of writing a new Alma Mater—the official anthem of UNC Asheville, sung at all ceremonial events—to replace the one from the 1960s. In Latin, alma mater means “nourishing mother,” and it also refers to the school one attended. Hail Our Alma Mater, Hail UNCA. Learning be your watchword, Greatness be your way. High upon the mountains, In the Land of Sky, Stands our Alma Mater, Lift your voices high. Noble Alma Mater, Hear our words of praise. May we love and honor you, Until the end of days.

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DR. ANNE PONDER CHANCELLOR - UNC ASHEVILLE Dr. Anne Ponder became the sixth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville in October 2005. She began her tenure by leading a campuswide collaboration to create a dynamic and viable five- to seven-year strategic plan and revised mission statement.


With this focus, UNC Asheville has made major strides as a national leader in the liberal arts and has become a one of the top choices for students seeking a rigorous and multifaceted educational experience. During her tenure, the university was chosen as the first national headquarters for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and several majors in Religious Studies and Anthropology have been added to the curriculum. Dr. Ponder has encouraged innovative collaboration that resulted in a UNC-Chapel Hill satellite pharmacy education program. Building new partnerships with local governments, scientific agencies and non-profit organizations have resulted in agreements with Mission Hospital Systems, the City of Asheville, the Renaissance Computing Institute and others for enhanced learning and research opportunities for students and faculty.This emphasis on collaboration, one of Chancellor Ponder’s hallmark traits, also led to the cultivation, with other campus and community leaders, of some of the largest multi-million donations in the university’s history. Chancellor Ponder oversaw the largest building projects in UNC Asheville’s history, including New Hall classroom building; Sam Millar Facilities Management Complex; Zeis Science and Multimedia Building; and the Wilma M. Sherrill Center, which houses the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness and the Kimmel Arena. In each of these projects, environmental sustainability has been a key feature, as dictated by the university’s strategic plan. These green efforts – combined with countless others across campus – have earned the university a host of awards, including repeated recognition as one of the lowest energy consuming agencies in the state. A strong advocate for community service, Dr. Ponder is a member of the Mission Hospitals Audit Committee, the Asheville Community and Economic Development Alliance, the Children’s Welfare League and the WNC Community Foundation’s Women for Women. She also is a board member for the non-profit Kendal Corporation. Before becoming Chancellor at UNC Asheville, Dr. Ponder served for 10 years as president of Colby-Sawyer College, a private liberal arts college in New Hampshire. Prior to that appointment, she held teaching and administrative posts at Elon College (now Elon University), Guilford College and Kenyon College. Chancellor Ponder, who holds a doctorate in English from UNC-Chapel Hill, 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 wrote the chapter on strategic planning in the American Council on Education’s book “Leading America’s Branch Campuses.” A native of Asheville, Chancellor Ponder is the daughter of the late Eleanor and Herschel Ponder, both of whom trace their Asheville family roots to the 1780s. She is married to award-winning writer and publisher Christopher Brookhouse. 38

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JANET R. CONE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS • SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR FOR UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES Janet R. Cone is in her ninth year as Director of Athletics at UNC Asheville. She also serves the school as Senior Administrator for University Enterprises. This past year was highlighted by the men’s basketball team’s winning the Big South Conference championship for the second year in a row. The Bulldogs set a school record for conference and overall wins. Asheville advanced to the NCAA Tournament where it nearly pulled off one of the greatest upsets in NCAA history when the 16th-seeded Bulldogs lost a close game to top-seeded Syracuse. In addition, the school successfully hosted the Big South Conference men’s basketball tournament with a national television audience and sellout crowd watching the championship game in the school’s brand-new Kimmel Arena. Cone oversaw the successful opening of the Wilma Sherrill Center which houses the Kimmel Arena. She worked to bring the top-ranked UNC Chapel Hill men’s basketball team to open Kimmel against the Bulldogs in a game that was nationally televised. That game was also sold out. The Sherrill Center had more than 100,000 visitors the past year as its hosted various events from concerts to graduation.

Cone guided the athletic department through a successful certification process by the NCAA. In addition, she brought back women’s swimming as a varsity sport for the first time in more than 35 years. In the 2010-11 year, Cone saw the UNC Asheville men’s basketball team win the Big South Conference championship and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In addition, the Bulldog women’s indoor track and field squad finished in third place, the highest finish in school history. Senior sprinter Natalie Pearson made her second appearance in the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field meet. Three years ago, Chancellor Anne Ponder appointed Cone to the position of Senior Administrator for University Enterprises. In this position, Cone oversees the Sherrill Center, manages specific community relationships and serves as a member of UNC Asheville’s major gifts team. She is a member of the Chancellor’s Senior Staff.


Other successes included the men’s tennis team’s finishing in second place in the Big South Conference, its highest league finish ever, the volleyball team’s advancing to the semifinals of the Big South Tournament for the eighth time in the last nine years, and the women’s tennis, men’s tennis and women’s track and field teams being honored for their work in the classroom.

In 2009, Cone helped to create the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission to bring athletic events to the Asheville area. Her leadership helped secure the return of the Southern Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament to Asheville in March 2012. Student-Athletes have excelled in the classroom under Cone’s leadership. In 2004, she created the Athletic Director’s 3.0 + Club which recognizes student-athletes who make a 3.0 or better grade point average each semester. More than 900 student-athletes have made the club during Cone’s nine years, and in 2009-10, a record number of student-athletes earned that distinction. During that same time period, more than 800 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 earned this impressive academic distinction. Cone has overseen construction projects that have dramatically improved the facilities in which UNC Asheville’s Bulldog student-athletes compete and train. (1) The Wilma Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena was completed in the spring of 2011. Funded partly through a $35 million state appropriation, Cone helped raise more than $ 7 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, attract major speakers and performances, and have a new home for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. (2) Renovation and repairs to the Karl Straus Track began in the spring of 2009. Cone helped raised more than one million dollars in private funding for the track project. (3) Cone negotiated a partnership with Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort for construction of a new Bulldog tennis facility which has indoor courts, composition courts and six hard courts that were completed in the fall of 2009.The facility has been the home of Bulldog men’s and women’s tennis for the past three seasons, and this past spring hosted the Big South Conference men’s and women’s tennis championships for the first time in school history.

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Highlights of the 2007-08 year included the men’s basketball team being co-regular season champions of the Big South Conference and earning 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-to-back 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. 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 benefit from each and every day.” In 2006-07, three different UNC Asheville teams won Big South Conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In May 2006, the baseball team completed an amazing run with its 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 topseed UNC Chapel Hill in the College Cup. In March 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. Cone has been tapped by the NCAA and the Big South Conference to serve on several key committees. In the Big South, she is on the committees for Budget, Compliance, Ad Hoc Committee on Publicity and Promotions, Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer and Tennis. In the spring of 2006, Cone was named to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Issues Committee. In September of 2008, she began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council. In July 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. In September 2008, she began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council. Other highlights of Cone’s tenure include the development of a new Athletics Logo and a partnership with the Asheville City and Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Departments. In the spring of 2006, she was named as an Outstanding Executive Manager by the Asheville-Buncombe Excellence in Public Service.


Cone is extremely active in the community, and 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. In addition, Cone was recognized as one of 10 Women to Know in Western North Carolina. Cone came to Asheville from Samford University where she served as the first head women’s basketball coach beginning 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 coach at Saint Leo University in Florida. She also directed basketball programs at Western Carolina University and Mars Hill College. Cone 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. Cone was born and raised in Summerville, S.C. She was a fouryear letterwinner on the basketball team and was an all-conference performer at Summerville HS for two years. Cone was inducted into that school’s Hall of Fame in 2007. 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 Master’s from the University of South Carolina in 1986, she completed her studies with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. 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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MIKE GORE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Mike Gore is in his 27th 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.

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.



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.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS SENIOR WOMEN’S ADMINISTRATOR Terri Brne is in her seventh year of service to the UNC Asheville Athletics Department. She serves as Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Affairs and as Director of Compliance and Sport Oversight. She joined the UNC Asheville Athletic Department in the fall of 2006. In the summer of 2011, Terri became the school’s Senior Woman Administrator. Brne is responsible for the interpretation of rules by the NCAA and Big South Conference and 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. Brne serves as the Game Administrator for men’s and women’s basketball. Terri also oversees men’s and women’s soccer plus baseball and assists with men’s and women’s basketball. In addition, she works with the Big South Conference whenever UNC Asheville hosts a league tournament. This past year saw Brne help the athletic department pass its NCAA certification and host both the men’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis Big South tournaments. The Illinois native was an assistant basketball coach at both South Dakota and St. Andrews Presbyterian College. While at St. Andrews, she assisted in NCAA Compliance for all sports. Brne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Illinois State. She earned her masters’s degree at Tarleton State in Exercise and Sports Studies and is currently completing a doctorate in Sports Administration.

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Omar Ahmad Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Lydee Benoit Assistant Volleyball Coach

Judith Bohan Business Manager

Honey Brown Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Joe Burnette Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Brady Burresh Director of Facilities

Brett Carey Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Mary Casey Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

Janell Crayton Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Russ Gardiner Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Tom Hand Assistant Tennis Coach

Dr. Herman Holt Faculty Athletics Representative

Rebecca Nelms-Keil Director of Student Athlete Affairs

Eric Linnell Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Nick McDevitt Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Donna Peek Administrative Assistant

Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communications

Adam Puett Assistant Cross Country Coach

Aaron Sanders Director of Sherrill Center

Erin Punter-Spence Director of Marketing and Promotions

Harmon Turner Ticket Manager

Jim Wallace Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

James Westfall Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Tim White Head Athletic Trainer, ATC

Joel Williams Assistant Track & Field Coach

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Eddie Biedenbach Men’s Basketball 17th Year as head coach

Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick Women’s Basketball 1st year as head coach

Michele Demko Women’s Soccer 3rd year as head coach

Elizabeth Lykins Women’s Swimming 1st year as head coach

Jesse Norman Cross Country/Track 6th year as head coach

Lise Gregory Tennis 6th year as head coach

Tom Smith Baseball 4th year as head coach

Frederico Santos Volleyball 2nd year as head coach

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Matt Kern Men’s Soccer 3rd 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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THE NCAA Dead period:

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):

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.

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,

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: 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.


(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 four-year 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)

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 studentathlete during a dead period is prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw 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, 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.

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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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


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2012 SCHEDULE Aug. 24 Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Aug. 31 Sept. 01 Sept. 01 Sept. 04 Sept. 07 Sept. 08 Sept. 08 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 15 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 05 Oct. 06 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Nov. 02 Nov. 03 Nov. 09 Nov. 10 ALL CAPS - HOME GAMES

vs. ETSU (Gamecock Inv.) vs. Akron (Gamecock Inv.) vs. Temple (Gamecock Inv.) @ South Carolina (Gamecock Inv.) vs. New Mexico (Tiger Inv.) @ Savannah State (Tiger Inv.) vs. Maryland E.S. (Tiger Inv.) vs. Southern Utah (Tiger Inv.) WESTERN CAROLINA @ UNCG (Spartan/Aggie Inv.) vs. American (Spartan/Aggie Inv.) @ N.C. A&T (Spartan/Aggie Inv.) vs. Towson (49er Inv.) at Charlotte (49er Inv.) vs. Kennesaw State (49er Inv.) @ Gardner-Webb* RADFORD* LIBERTY* @ Winthrop* @ Presbyterian College* GARDNER-WEBB* CHARLESTON SOUTHERN* COASTAL CAROLINA* @ High Point* @ Campbell* PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE* WINTHROP* @ Liberty* @ Radford* * - BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE MATCH

10 a.m. 3 p.m. 10 a.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. ALL TIMES EASTERN

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