UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Alex Appelt Sophomore / 6-0 / 175 Davie County HS / Mocksville, N.C. Overview: Sophomore who earned valuable experience as a freshman...did not play as much as a sophomore but provided depth in both singles and doubles… hard worker… attended Davie County HS in Mocksville. 2010: Played in two singles matches and was leading at Furman before the match was called at #6 flight…participated in three doubles matches and went 1-2 at #3 flight…teamed up with Nathan White to pick up a win against WinstonSalem State…played #3 with Thomas Rees against regionally-ranked Campbell and fell in tie-breaker. 2009: Played in 10 matches in singles and posted three victories...played at both #5 and #6 flights...earned seven matches in doubles and picked up two victories...teamed up with Nathan White at #3 doubles to win conference match vs. Presbyterian. Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a standout prep career at Davie County...earned allconference honors as a senior and was Davie County's #1 singles and doubles player his entire career...junior year was the Central Piedmont Conference Player of the Year and singles champion...was all-conference all four years he played...helped lead Davie Country to conference tournament championship as a sophomore and junior...was a four time midwest region qualifier...was ranked in the top 20 in North Carolina's USTA Boy's 18 Singles.
Jonas Brobeck Sophomore / 6-1 / 160 Universal School / Stockholm, Sweden Overview: Did a solid job for the Bulldogs as a freshman...native of Sweden who was a key player for UNC Asheville in 2010 in both singles and doubles...first name is pronounced yoh-nas. 2010: Played both at #3 and #4 in singles….compiled eight wins in singles play with three wins at #3 and five victories at #4…won three of his last four singles matches…enjoyed an excellent year in doubles as the played #1 with Matt Waissen…compiled an 11-8 doubles record with solid 4-3 worksheet in league play… won six of last eight doubles matches. 2009: Played at #2, #3 and #4 flights as a freshman in singles...earned eight wins in singles, including three at #2...won nine matches in doubles...played primarily at #1 flight with Mauricio Correa in doubles as the duo combined to win six matches.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Adrien Langeard Freshman / 6-1 / 162 Caen, France Overview: Talented freshman who struggled with injuries at the start of season before coming on at the end of the year…will only get better with his career and compete for all-conference honors in the future…came to Asheville from France...enjoyed an excellent fall as he won his flight at Brevard Invitational and then competed in ITA Midwest Tourney in Chapel Hill where he split two matches. 2010: Began the spring season playing #1 but was injured after second match and didn’t play singles for part of the year…played at #2, #3 and #4 flight and compiled a 7-6 singles record…won three conference matches in singles… teamed up with Thomas Rees at #3 flight and finished with 9-8 doubles record, including 4-3 mark in conference play…the duo won six of last eight doubles matches…went three sets six different times in singles and went 3-3.
Ryan Matthews Freshman / 5-10 / 173 NW Guilford HS / Greensboro, N.C. Overview: Freshman from NW Guilford HS who was a solid player in both singles and doubles in 2010...showed promise in the fall with wins in each tournament Asheville participated in...won the C Flight at Brevard Invitational in fall. 2010: Primarily played at #5 and #6 singles during the season and went 6-7 with three wins at both #5 and #6…picked up impressive three-set win at N.C. State as he won 13-11 in tie-breaker…won 6-0, 6-0 against Winston-Salem State.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Nicolai Nonnenbroich Sophomore / 6-0 / 160 Mougins, France Overview: Talented player from France who had a great senior season in 2010… battled back from an ankle injury to be the Bulldogs top player this season. 2010: Ended up being UNC Asheville’s top player and played at #1 most of the season…earned all-conference honors for his play….played at four different flights (1-4) during the year with 6-6 mark coming at #1…went 4-3 in three-set matches…teamed up with Nathan White at #2 doubles and compiled a 9-9 record, including 4-3 mark in Big South matches…ended the season on a roll in doubles play with five straight wins, including upset victories over Radford and Coastal Carolina. 2009: Played at both #1 and #2 singles before injuring his ankle midway through the year...earned four wins in singles play...teamed up with Joe May to win seven doubles matches during the year.
Thomas Rees Sophomore / 6-6 / 175 Oraitwich Spa HS / Worestershire, Great Britain Overview: Transfer from Tusculum who was a key player for the Bulldogs right away...native of Worestershire Great Britain...had a solid fall as he teamed up with Adrien Langeard to win B Flight Doubles at Brevard Invitational. 2010: Played at both #5 and #6 singles this year and posted a 9-11 record…went 6-4 at #6 flight…won three matches in Big South action…won four of his last six singles matches…earned impressive non-conference victory over Georgia State late in the year… teamed up with Adrien Langeard at #3 flight and finished with 98 doubles record, including 4-3 mark in conference play…the duo won six of last eight doubles matches. Before UNC Asheville: Competed at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tenn. last year...went 12-12 in singles play and helped lead Pioneers to berth in South Atlantic Conference championship match...attended Oraitwich Spa HS & Specialist Sports College in Worcestershire, England... coached by Mike Crooks and Allen Benbow... school tennis captain...won eight singles titles in 2006-07... club champion...ranked No. 96 in the nation.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Matt Waissen Freshman / 6-2 / 157 Basingstoke, Great Britain Overview: Freshman from Great Britain who will be an immediate impact in the Bulldog line-up in both singles and doubles...great athlete who should be one of Asheville's top singles player this year...had an excellent fall and was one of two players to compete in ITA Regional in Chapel Hill where he lost close three-set match to William Parker of North Carolina. 2010: Played most of the year at #2 singles and went 6-7 in that position…also won two matches at #1 flight…finished strong as he won of his last five singles matches, including upset win over Coastal Carolina in BSC Tournament…lost close match in tie-breaker at #1 flight to nationally-ranked Furman… enjoyed an excellent year in doubles as played #1 with Jonas Brobeck…compiled an 11-8 doubles record with solid 4-3 worksheet in league play…won six of last eight doubles matches.
Nathan White Junior / 6-0 / 161 Spain Park HS / Hoover, Ala. Overview: Has served as captain of team as a sophomore and junior…enjoyed an excellent year in doubles this year…named to Big South All-Academic team both as a sophomore and junior. 2010: Played some at singles but played in every match in doubles…posted three wins in singles play with a victory at #4, #5 and #6 flight… teamed up with Nicola Nonnenbroich at #2 doubles and compiled a 9-9 record, including 4-3 mark in Big South matches…ended the season on a roll in doubles play with five straight wins, including upset victories over Radford and Coastal Carolina. 2009: Picked up eight wins in singles as a sophomore, including three victories in BSC matches...played at #3, #4 and #5 flights and went 4-4 at #5...teamed with Alexander Greer to win six matches in doubles. 2008: Posted a 4-5 singles record at flight six...did a solid job in doubles as he teamed up with Joe May to produce a 4-4 record and with Tyler Begg to go 2-3. Before UNC Asheville: Went to Spain Park HS in Hoover Alabama and as senior helped lead school to 6-A state championship.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Louise Bottomly Senior / 5-5 Rastrick HS / West Yorkshire, England Overview: Enjoyed an excellent career for the Bulldogs and was a real leader for the program both on and off the court…helped lead Asheville program to 14 wins, second most in school history as a senior….excellent student who earned a spot on the Big South AllAcademic team for tennis as a senior…was one of four seniors on this year’s team. 2010: Finished with a superb 13-3 singles record as she went 10-3 at #6 flight with 2-0 mark at #5 and 1-0 record at #4…ended her career in singles action with five consecutive wins and went 9-1 in her last 10 matches…picked up a impressive win against Diana Navrotska of Atlantic Sun champion ETSU in straight sets…two of her three singles losses came in three sets…teamed up with Devon Cavanaugh at #2 doubles to go 14-7, including 4-3 mark in league play. 2009: Played most of the year at #5 singles and had a 10-9 overall record that included two wins in Big South Conference play...went 8-8 when playing at #5 and 2-1 at #4...did a nice job in doubles with Devon Cavanaugh as the duo combined to go 12-8 at #2 doubles. 2008: Played at #2 and #3 singles and produced a 6-12 record...won five matches at #2...produced an 8-9 doubles record as she teamed up with Leslie Smith and Nicole Schon. 2007: Played right away as a freshman and produced 6-10 singles record while playing at #2...went 7-9 in doubles play and teamed up with Rachel Rhoney to go 6-6 at the #1 flight.
Sarah Brinkley Senior / 5-5 Western Carolina / Indianapolis, Ind. Overview: Overview: Joined the UNC Asheville program after transferring in from Western Carolina...also played at MEAC power Florida A&M…enjoyed a good fall for the Bulldogs and was a key player for Asheville in singles action. 2010: Produced a 7-5 record in singles with 3-3 record at #4 flight, 3-1 worksheet at #5 and 1-1 record at #6…won two matches without losing a game…battled hard in losses to Big South regular-season champion Charleston Southern and regionally-ranked Campbell and fell in three sets…played in one doubles match with Tania Mateva and won easily.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Devon Cavanaugh Sophomore / 5-6 Maclay HS / Tallahassee, Fla. Overview: Talented sophomore who enjoyed an excellent ear and will only get better during her career...enjoyed a solid prep career at Maclay School in Tallahassee, Fla….very good student. 2010: Enjoyed a great year for the Bulldogs in both singles and doubles…went 12 -5 in singles matches with 4-2 mark against Big South Conference opponents… played primarily at #3 singles and went 5-4…also played five matches at #2 and was a perfect 5-0…two of her singles’ losses came in three sets to regionallyranked teams Campbell and ETSU…won three-set thriller at ASU that gave the Bulldogs a 4-3 victory…teamed up with Louise Bottomley at #2 doubles and had 14-7 worksheet…had 4-3 mark in league matches…won six straight matches midway through the season…lost in a tie-breaker to regionally-ranked Furman. 2009: Played very well as a freshman...went 12-4 in singles while playing the #3 position...played four matches at #2 and went 2-2...teamed up with Louise Bottomley in doubles to post at 12-8 record at the #2 doubles position...went 5-3 in singles during Big South Conference matches.
Britney Cloer Junior / 5-3 UNC Greensboro / Hendersonville, N.C. Overview: Transfer from UNC Greensboro who made an immediate impact for the Bulldogs this season...enjoyed a solid fall with good results...native of Hendersonville who attended West Henderson HS and had great prep career. 2010: Registered a 13-5 singles record playing primarily at #3 and #4 flights… went 5-2 and #3 and 5-2 at #4…also went 2-0 at #5…finished with a 4-2 BSC mark…won nine straight matches midway through the season…won key three-set match vs. Gardner-Webb that helped give Bulldogs the victory…her 13 wins tied for the team lead…teamed up with Nicole Schon at #3 doubles and produced an 8-8 record.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Chelsea Hall Freshman / 5-7 Mason HS / Mason, Mich. Overview: Freshman who will give the Bulldogs some spring...enjoyed a solid fall...went to Mason HS in Mason, Mich.
2010: Did not play in a match during the spring season.
Tania Mateva Senior / 5-4 Escoloa IPSE (Barcelona, Spain) / Reading, England Overview: Joined the UNC Asheville program in January of 2007 after training and studying at the Segio Brugera Tennis Academy in Barcelona, Spain...jumped into the starting line-up in both singles and doubles for the past three years… excellent student…was one of four seniors on this year’s club. 2010: Played in three singles matches and went 2-1 with wins against Mars Hill and Winston-Salem State…played with three different partners in doubles and registered a 3-1 record…picked up a win with Nicole Schon vs. Brevard…won a doubles match with Britney Cloer at North Carolina Central and teamed up with Sarah Brinkley to defeat North Georgia. 2009: Played most of the season at #6 singles and produced a 9-8 record...played two matches at #5 and went 1-1...teamed up in doubles with Nicole Schon and went 6-4, winning two matches in conference play. 2008: Posted a 7-10 singles record and played in three different flights...went unbeaten at #6 flight with 3-0 mark...teamed up with Whitney Abbott to produce 4-5 doubles record at #3 flight. 2007: Played in three different singles flights and produced three victories at #5...went 6-9 in doubles action...teamed up with Leslie Smith at #2 flight and finished with 5-8 record.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Jackie McGuirk Freshman / 5-4 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional HS / Raynham, Mass. Overview: Freshman who provided depth for the Bulldogs in 2010...attended Bridgewater-Raynham HS in Raynham, Mass....enjoyed a solid fall season…hard worker. 2010: Played in one singles match and was ready to play as she defeated Mars Hill opponent, 6-0, 6-0.
Nicole Schon Junior / 5-4 American Heritage HS / San Diego, Calif. Overview: Joined the UNC Asheville program in January of 2008 with her sister, Stephanie...has been a consistent and productive player during her career. 2010: Tied for the team lead in singles wins with 13…played primarily at #5 singles but played some at #4 and two matches at #6…led team in BSC wins with 52 worksheet…finished her season with three straight singles victories…had 8-5 record at #5 and 4-1 mark at #4…won three-set match vs. Radford in last regularseason match of the year to help Bulldogs get win…teamed up with Britney Cloer at #3 doubles to finish with 8-8 record. 2009: Enjoyed a solid season as she registered a 13-8 singles record...played most of the year at #4 flight and went 10-7...went 2-0 at #6 and 1-1 at #4...played with three different doubles partner during the year and had overall worksheet of 11-10...played with Tania Mateva at #3 doubles and went 6-4...also played with Tess Darling and #3 at finished with 5-5 record. 2008: Produced a winning record in singles with 10-8 mark...went 8-8 at the #4 flight and perfect 2-0 at #6 flight...played with three different doubles partners and had 7-11 doubles mark...teamed up with Louise Bottomley at #2 doubles to go 43. Before UNC Asheville: Attended the International Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, Florida.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Stephanie Schon Junior / 5-5 American Heritage HS / San Diego, Calif. Overview: Came to UNC Asheville in January of 2008 with her sister Nicole...native of San Diego...has enjoyed three good years for the Bulldogs…teamed up with Leslie Smith to have great doubles season in 2010. 2010: Played most of the year at #2 singles and compiled six victories with two wins at #3…won key three-set victory over Presbyterian College that helped Asheville earn win… sensational doubles season with Leslie Smith as registered a 17-5 record at #1 flight… went 4-3 in league matches…the duo won 10 straight matches midway through the year. 2009: Did an outstanding job as a sophomore with a 12-8 singles record...played most of the year at #2 flight and finished with a 10-7 mark, including three wins in BSC play...went 2-1 at #3 and 1-0 at #4...played #1 doubles with Leslie Smith and duo combined for a winning record at 11-9. 2008: Finished with an 11-7 record in singles and played most of the year at #3 flight...played her best tennis at the end of the year as she went 7-3 in her last 10 matches...played with three different doubles partners and went 7-9, including 4-3 mark with Leslie Smith. Before UNC Asheville: Attended the International Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, Fla.
Leslie Smith Senior / 5-6 Lavoisi HS / Paris, France Overview: Came into the UNC Asheville program in August of 2006 and enjoyed an excellent career on and off the court…has been the Bulldogs #1 player her entire career and has steadily improved with each season…native of Paris...superb student who has been on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll and Athletic Director's 3.0 & Above Club every year and semester during her career. 2010: Played every match at #1 singles and produced an 11-11 record with two wins in league matches…was named Big South Player of the Week in late March as she went 7-1 in singles and doubles to help spark Bulldogs to four straight wins…captured a thrilling three-set win over Erica White of Gardner-Webb in March to help Asheville win 5-2… sensational doubles season with Leslie Smith as registered a 17-5 record at #1 flight…went 43 in league matches…the duo won 10 straight matches midway through the year. 2009: Played #1 singles for the third straight year and registered eight wins during the season...teamed up with doubles partner Stephanie Schon at #1 flight to go 11-9. 2008: Played #1 singles and battled hard before finishing with a 7-11 record...did a nice job in doubles as she played with both Louise Bottomley and Stephanie Schon...won four matches with each doubles partner. 2007: Was a bright spot for the Bulldogs as a rookie going 8-9 in singles play at the #1 flight...won six matches in doubles action, including 5-8 mark at #2 doubles.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Lise Gregory Head Coach Third Season Former Florida State head tennis coach Lise Gregory is in her third year as head coach of the UNC Asheville men's and women's tennis program. In her two years as head coach of both programs, Gregory had steadily improved both programs and has each team ready to make an impact in the Big South Conference. In the 2009 season. she led the women's team to a 12-9 overall record. Gregory was named Big South Conference Coach of the Year for her work. This is Gregory's second tour of duty with the UNC Asheville program. She served as an assistant during the 2004-05 season and helped guide the women's team to an 11-8 overall record. It was just the second winning season for the Bulldog program in the last 18 years. Gregory lived in Asheville during the 2004-05 year before moving on to Vanderbilt where she served as Director of Facilities and Operations for one year. Gregory was the head coach at Florida State for eight years from 1996 until 2004. She enjoyed tremendous success both on and off the court at Florida State. Over her eight years at FSU, the Seminoles made seven trips to the NCAA Tournament and earned seven straight Golden Torch Awards - an honor bestowed on the Florida State team with the highest GPA. Gregory has the highest winning percentage in FSU women's tennis coaching history, with a career record of 11983 for a .589 winning percentage. Gregory is the all-time winningest women's tennis coach at FSU and the only 100 match winner. FSU's best season under Gregory came in 1998-99 when it placed three players on the All-ACC team for the first time in school history. The Seminoles won 118 of 168 matches that season. She was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 1999. Lise also earned another Coach of the Year honors in 2004. As a player at Miami, Gregory earned an amazing seven NCAA All-America honors for her singles and doubles play as well as an NCAA doubles' championship in 1986 with teammate Ronni Reis. The duo compiled an impressive 84-10 record over four years, while Miami was consistently ranked among the nation's Top Five. Gregory was named to Tennis Magazine's All-Star team in both 1986 and 1987. As a professional, Gregory won nine tournament titles in 16 finals appearances, including seven Virginia Slims doubles championships on the way to a careerhigh No. 18 world doubles ranking in 1990. She also won the singles at the $25,000 Challenger in Philadelphia in 1987. Gregory was a doubles quarterfinalist at the Australian Open, a Grand Slam event, as well as one of the top eight teams in the world that participated in the year-ending Virginia Slims Championship.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Tom Hand Assistant Coach Second Season Former LSU standout Tom Hand is in his second year as an assistant coach with both the men's and women's tennis programs. “Tom has an excellent playing and coaching background and his credentials are superb,” stated head coach Lise Gregory. “We have very similar coaching philosophies. I am looking forward to working with him and helping the players reach their full potential” Hand brings significant playing and coaching experience to the UNC Asheville program. He served as head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis program at the University of New Orleans for the 2006 season. Hand was the Associate Head Women’s Coach for Tulane during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. The Green Wave advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament both of his years at Tulane. He has been the personal coach to Melissa Mang, who was the number one ranked junior in the United States. Mang is now an All-American at Duke. Hand had a spectacular playing career at LSU. He was a four-year captain for the Tigers and helped lead LSU to two Southeastern Conference championships and two trips to the “Final Four.” Hand is ranked third on LSU’s all-time wins list with 107. He was ranked 13th in the country in singles and was a part of the number one doubles team in the nation as a senior. Hand was an outstanding student at LSU as he earned the University Medal for graduating with a 4.0 GPA in just three years. He was an Academic All-American and was the national winner of the Arthur Ashe Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS 2010 UNC ASHEVILLE MEN’S TENNIS STATISTICS Overall: 6-14 • BSC: 1-6 • Region: 0-1 • Home: 5-3 • Away: 1-11 • Neutral: 0-0 vs. Nationally Ranked: 0-0 • vs. Regional Ranked: 0-0
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS 2010 UNC ASHEVILLE WOMEN’S TENNIS STATISTICS Overall: 14-8 • BSC: 4-3 • Region: 0-1 • Home: 9-3 • Away: 5-5 • Neutral: 0-0 vs. Nationally Ranked: 0-0 • vs. Regional Ranked: 0-0
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS MEN’S TENNIS HONORS
WOMEN’S TENNIS HONORS
BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1986
BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1987, 1988, 1989
BIG SOUTH ALL-CONFERENCE PERFORMERS
BIG SOUTH ALL-CONFERENCE PERFORMERS
Joven Cizek (1985) Singles; (1986) Doubles
Candi Earwood (1987)
Neils DeJong (1986) Doubles
Jenee Cross (1988, 1989, 1990) Singles, (1989) Doubles
Tim Lufkin (1986) Singles; (1986) Doubles
Leigh Anne Caldwell (1988, 1989) Singles
Steve Maynor (1986) Doubles
Christine Nichols (1988) Singles
Paul Puckett (1986) Doubles
Stacey Carter (1988, 1989) Singles
Butch Hayes (1986) Doubles
Shannon Burns (1989) Doubles
Jeff Duncan (1988) Doubles
Kathryn Grooms (1990) Singles
Mike Owenby (1995) Doubles
Stefanie Shuba (2001) Singles
Tony Pralinsky (1995) Doubles BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Bo Shupe (1998) Singles Chuck Schilling (1987) Paul Ambrose (2002, 2004, 2005) Singles Karl Johnston (1988, 1989) Mauricio Correa (2005, 2007) Doubles Rob Nunnery (2005, 2007) Doubles
BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jenee Cross (1988, 1989, 1990)
BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Doug Maynard (1986)
BIG SOUTH SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Cathy Rhoney (1999)
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS The Crowne Plaza Tennis Center
The Crowne Plaza Tennis Center, located just five minutes from campus, is the new home of Bulldog tennis. The Crowne Plaza has six indoor courts and six outdoor courts that give both Bulldog teams one of the best facilities in the Southeast. The project came together due to the partnership between UNC Asheville and Crowne Plaza. In addition, students and faculty at UNC Asheville can use the facility with a valid ID.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS Directions To UNC Ashville TO ASHEVILLE: From the East on I-40 Take exit 53B for I-240. Follow I-240 approximately 4.5 miles. Exit 5A onto Merrimon Ave. and turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. Proceed 1/3 mile to the traffic roundabout at the main entrance to UNC Asheville. From the North on I-26 Take the N.C. 251/UNC Asheville exit. Turn left at the traffic light at the bottom of the ramp and proceed 1/2 mile to traffic light. Turn left onto Weaver Boulevard. Proceed 1/3 mile to the traffic roundabout at the main entrance to UNC Asheville. From South or West on I-26 or I-40 Take I-240 towards Asheville as you cross the river, move into left lane. Take US I-26 North proceed one mile to UNC Asheville exit. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp and proceed 1/3 mile to traffic light. Turn left onto Weaver Boulevard and proceed 1/3 mile to the traffic roundabout at the main entrance to UNC Asheville.
TO THE CROWNE PLAZA TENNIS CENTER FROM CAMPUS: Head southeast on Campus Drive toward Broadway Street. Turn right at Broadway Street. Turn right to merge onto I-26 E/US-19 S/US-23 S toward Downtown. Take the exit onto I-240W/I-26E/US-19 S/US-23 S toward US-19 W/US-23 W/W Asheville. Exit onto Resort Drive.
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS The University of North Carolina Asheville
s the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition. The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage every one to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker. At UNC Asheville, weâ€™ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as 30 different majors. About 3,500 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, itâ€™s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more â€” a fire that will grow brighter in the future.
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 facultystudent interaction. We offer this challenging educational experience to all promising students who are committed to liberal learning and personal growth. 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. 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. (Adopted by the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees June 19, 2009) (Approved by the UNC Board of Governors November 13, 2009)
UNC ASHEVILLE TENNIS About Asheville, N.C.
ur university is situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast. With a population of 70,000 in the city and 391,000 in nearby metro areas, Asheville offers an inviting downtown, exciting outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community and an array of eclectic dining opportunities. There's always plenty to do in Asheville.
Things to See and Do Interested in paddling down the French Broad River or taking in a game at the minor league stadium? Or maybe a drum circle and political rally are more your scene? Why not catch a touring concert at the Orange Peel, ranked as one of the top five entertainment venues in the nation by Rolling Stone Magazine? Asheville is wellknown for its assortment of historic architectural styles, including the nation's largest private residence, the glamorous Biltmore Estate. Find out more about the endless possibilities by visiting the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce or the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Dining Food is a big deal in Asheville. Restaurants offer everything from down home Southern fare to gourmet vegetarian dishes served in cozy pubs or sidewalk cafes, many with live music. The city is nationally known as a craft brewing community, for those over age 21, and Buncombe County is home to 10 commercial breweries. A host of farmers' markets (including one right on campus!) offer fresh, local produce and prepared foods. If this sounds like a gourmand's delight, you're right. Asheville has been dubbed "Foodtopia," where really great food and drink reign supreme!
Shopping One UNC Asheville alumnus created his own tongue-in-cheek city motto: "Come for the protests, stay for the shopping." While it’s true that some residents are politically active, everyone is swayed by the range of shopping opportunities. You’ll find traditional Appalachian pottery and other crafts in galleries and shops, handmade dog biscuits and haute couture – all in one city block! Around the corner, you’ll find bookstores that cater to those who seek hard-to-find reading selections. Another downtown shop features nationally acclaimed chocolate truffles.