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Schedule/Quick Facts...........................................................................................1 Men’s Tennis Roster .............................................................................................2 Women’s Tennis Roster ........................................................................................3 Head Coaches Thomas Mozur and Jeff Trivette ..................................................4 Men’s Tennis Bios ..............................................................................................5-8 Women’s Tennis Bios ......................................................................................9-12 2004-05 Men’s Tennis Results ...........................................................................13 2004-05 Women’s Tennis Results ......................................................................14 2005-06 Men’s Tennis Schedule ........................................................................15 2005-06 Women’s Tennis Schedule ...................................................................16 The Southern Conference .............................................................................17-18 This is UNCG.................................................................................................19-22 UNCG Administration ....................................................................................23-25 UNCG Athletics History .................................................................................26-29 UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame ........................................................................30-32 Academic Enhancement.....................................................................................33 UNCG Sports Medecine .....................................................................................34 Spartan Club..................................................................................................35-38

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Women's Tennis - News Suggs falls short in first round of ITA Regional Women's Tennis Championship UNCG Sports Information, 10/14/2005

CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC Greensboro sophomore Lisa Suggs won the first set, but couldn’t hold on as she lost in three sets to ninth-seeded Laura Ganzer from South Carolina in the first round of the main draw at the ITA Regional Women’s Tennis Championship. (Get The Full Story)

10/13/2005 UNCG drops three matches at ITA Regional 10/02/2005 UNCG women's tennis wraps up play at Deacon Classic 09/30/2005 Rychlik's win highlights UNCG's opening day at Deacon Classic 09/25/2005 UNCG wraps up action at Wolfpack Invite women's tennis tourney 09/24/2005 Templeton highlights UNCG in 2005 Wolfpack Invitational in women’s tennis 09/23/2005 UNCG opens play at Wolfpack Invitational 09/18/2005 Emily Wade wins top flight title at UNCW Invitational 06/14/2005 Charleston upends UNCG 6-1 in women's tennis 05/10/2005 UNCG Women's Tennis wins three singles titles at DVC Invitational 05/08/2005 Zabkar, Suggs and LaCoste advance at WFU Invitational 05/03/2005 Final Results from the UNCG Women's Tennis Invitational (updated 3:15 p.m., Sunday)

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The 2005-06 UNC Greensboro men’s and women’s tennis media guide was written by Mark Kimmel, UNCG Assistant Sports Information Director. This guide was designed using the Adobe Creative Suite CS2. Editorial assistance provided by sports information staff members Mike Hirschman and Jay D’Abramo. Photography by Willis Glassgow, John Bell and others. Special thanks to Virginia Cornell, Rod Wyatt, UNCG university relations, and former sports information office staff members for their assistance in building this publication. 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Women’s Tennis Media Guide • 1


(L-R): Coach Thomas Mozur, Baxter Hufham, Jason Steinhorn, Ryan Lewis, Marc Ladouceur, Ian Conchar, Daniel Shiflit, Austin Wilty, Matan Shitrit.

Name Ian Conchar Baxter Hufham Marc Ladouceur Ryan Lewis Daniel Shiflit Matan Shitrit Jason Steinhorn Austin Wilty

Class Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

Height 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-11 5-6 5-9 5-9

Head Coach: Thomas Mozur (Tennessee, 1997)

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Hometown Johannesburg, South Africa Charlotte, NC Montreal, Canada Chapel Hill, NC Asheboro, NC Tel Aviv, Israel Greensboro, NC Chamblee, GA

Previous School Vance Myers Park College Saint Hilaire Chapel Hill Asheboro (Pfeiffer) Lady-Davis Amal 1 Page Marist School


(L-R): Erica Zabkar, Sarah Templeton, Emily Wade, Lourdes Moran, Whitney Miles, Sophie Rychlik, Lisa Suggs

Name Whitney Miles Lourdes Moran Sophie Rychlik Lisa Suggs Sarah Templeton Emily Wade Erica Zabkar

Class So. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. So.

Height 5-7 5-6 5-4 5-5 5-6 5-5 5-0

Hometown Atlanta, GA Guayaquil, Ecuador Lund, Sweden Fayetteville, NC Boulder, CO Raleigh, NC Atlanta, GA

Previous School Centennial Nuevo Mundo Indiana University Terry Sanford Fairview Broughton Centennial

Head Coach: Jeff Trivette (UNC Greensboro, 1992)

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Thomas Mozur enters his second season as the head men’s tennis coach at UNC Greensboro in 2005-06. He previously served for one season as an assistant coach for both the Spartan men’s and women’s tennis programs. Since joining the Spartans, the Nashville, TN native has been responsible for developing practices, individual workouts, recruiting and camps, while specifically being involved with individual hitting and team practices. As a junior player, Mozur was ranked as high as number one in the state of Tennessee, 10th in the Southern Section and 100th nationally. Mozur, a four-year letterwinner at the University of Tennessee, was the 1994 SEC Flight B indoor doubles champion. In 1997 he was named team captain. He was also ranked #2 in the nation in father/son doubles. Mozur came to UNCG after running the Junior Development program for five years at The Knoxville Racquet Club. There he was in charge of developing tournament players and his efforts helped to triple the program in size. Mozur also worked at the USTA Area Training Center in Tennessee for three years and assisted in many camps.

Jeff Trivette enters his fifth season as a head tennis coach at UNC Greensboro. Trivette coached both the men’s and women’s programs at UNCG for three seasons, before relinquishing the men’s title two years ago. Trivette was named head coach on July 1, 2000 after serving one year as interim head coach. He had been the assistant coach for 10 years prior to that. In his second season with the men’s team, Trivette guided his squad to a 9-1 mark in Southern Conference play (15-5 overall) and a tie with Furman for the conference title. He was named the league’s Coach of the Year. In addition, the women’s team finished third in the SoCon at 7-2 (10-9 overall). Both teams advanced to the conference tournament semifinals before being eliminated. As interim head coach in 1999-2000, Trivette led the men’s team to a national ranking, a 16-7 overall mark and a third-place finish in the Southern Conference (8-2). The women’s team was 7-15 overall and seventh in the SoCon (3-6). As assistant coach in 1998-99, Trivette helped guide the women’s team to the SoCon regular-season title and a national ranking. Also, the men’s team wound up with a conference runner-up finish. The men’s team has been nationally ranked twice in the Division I era and was the Big South Conference runner-up in 1992, 1993 and 1994 before winning its first conference championship in 1995. The team claimed the 1999 SoCon Championship as well. The women’s team has also been ranked nationally in two seasons. The Spartans were Big South runners-up in 1996 and won the league crown in 1997, rolling to a perfect 6-0 record. In addition to working with the Spartan teams for 12 seasons, Trivette has assisted with the University’s summer tennis camp and has been tournament coordinator for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association/Rolex Summer Circuit even that is played annually at UNCG. He was assistant men’s tennis coach at Greensboro College in 1989. He is a 16-year veteran of coaching, including nine years as a tennis professional in the Greensboro area. Prior to entering coaching, Trivette played at Charlotte and also competed professionally. He earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from UNCG in 1992 and a master’s degree in sport psychology from the University in 1994.

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AT UNCG Sophomore Season (2004-05): Posted a 1-11 record during his second season at UNCG…picked up a win at No. 6 singles over Chris Manichanh of Northern Colorado…teamed up with Baxter Hufham for an 8-6 win over Appalachian State at the Davidson Tournament. Freshman Season (2003-04): Saw limited time during freshman season with the UNCG men’s tennis team… had an 0-8 record while competing as a No. 4, 5 and 6 singles seed…dropped all three Southern Conference singles matches…came up empty on three occasions playing with Chris Magnone and Baxter Hufham in No. 3 doubles.

Freshman Season (2003-04): Saw limited time during freshman season with the UNCG men’s tennis team…teamed up with fellow freshman Ian Conchar to post a 0-3 record as the No. 3 doubles team…also competed with Jason Steinhorn at No. 3 doubles once.

Conchar’s Career Statistics 2003-04 2004-05 Career

AT UNCG Sophomore Season (2004-05): Enjoyed more court time during sophomore season…went 0-9 overall, which included an 0-3 mark at No. 6 singles…teamed up with Ian Conchar for an 8-6 doubles win over Appalachian State (10/2)…posted an 8-6 win with Adriano Salucci over UNC Wilmington at the NC State Tournament (9/17).

Singles 0-8 (.000) 1-11 (.053) 1-19 (.000)

Doubles 0-3 (.000) 1-4 (.200) 1-7 (.125)

Hufham’s Career Statistics 2003-04 2004-05 Career

Singles 0-3 (.000) 0-9 (.000) 0-12 (.000)

Doubles 0-1 (.000) 2-12 (.143) 2-13 (.133)

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AT UNCG Junior Season (2004-05): Finished the year with a 15-21 overall singles record…enjoyed most of his success at No. 2 singles, where he posted a 6-8 record…garnered UNCG’s lone win over No. 25 Tennessee with a 7-6, 1-6, 1-0 (11-9) victory over Ockie Oosthuizen…went 2-2 at the NC State Tournament…picked up Southern Conference wins over Anonda Sawmyanden (The Citadel) and Brett Johnson (Wofford) at No. 2 singles…teamed up with Greg Levy for a 10-15 overall doubles record…the duo went 6-12 at No. 1 doubles, which included 3-5 in conference play…Ladouceur and Levy picked up SoCon victories over Chattanooga, Appalachian State and Furman…duo won a pair of matches at the NC State Tournament. Sophomore Season (2003-04): Enjoyed success as the No. 2 singles player for UNCG as a sophomore…had an overall record of 7-16, but was a much better 6-8 at No. 2, including a 4-5 mark in Southern Conference play…struggled to a 1-8 record as a No. 3 and No. 4 singles player…teamed up with Greg Levy to finish 7-11 as the No. 2 doubles team…was 4-6 in SoCon action…also teamed up with Chris Magnone to go 1-3 at No. 2 doubles. Freshman Season (2002-03): Had a 2-20 record while playing at both No. 2 and No. 3 singles...posted a 4-16 mark in doubles with Rohan Kronti at both No. 2 and No. 3...also went 0-1 at No. 2 doubles with Eric Johnson. PRIOR TO UNCG High School/Juniors: Earned two varsity letters in tennis at College Saint-Hilaire in Montreal, Canada ...won regional championship as a senior...won three Quebec Championships in doubles play...earned a bronze medal at the Quebec Games...ranked second in Quebec juniors ...ranked 27th in men’s national rankings...played center on the school’s hockey squad for seven years...also played baseball and basketball. PERSONAL Marc-Andre Ladouceur...born February 7, 1983 in Montreal, Canada...son of Michel Ladouceur and Charlotte Trottier.

Ladouceur’s Career Statistics 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 Career

Singles 2-20 (.100) 7-16 (.304) 15-21 (417) 24-57 (.297)

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Doubles 4-17 (.190) 8-14 (.363) 10-18 (.357) 22-49 (.310)

PRIOR TO UNCG High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Nick Walker at Chapel Hill High School…played at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and was named all-state in doubles…garnered Pac-6 Conference, Orange County, Piedmont Region and state honors in both singles and doubles…team was ranked second in the state for three years. PERSONAL Ryan Edward Lewis…born February 18, 1987 in Livingston, NJ…son of Ed and Pat Lewis…business administration major.


PRIOR TO UNCG Pfeiffer: Attended Pfeiffer University from 2003 to 2005 in Misenheimer, NC…posted an 11-11 doubles record during the 2003-04 season…went 0-2 at No. 6 singles. High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at No. 1 singles for coach Tom Lewis at Asheboro High School…was selected All-Tri-County Conference all four years…four-time conference champ…team made it to conference semifinals three times…garnered individual and team state honors all four years…owns the top overall singles record in Asheboro history…also played guard on the basketball team.

PRIOR TO UNCG High School: Attended Lady-Davis Amal 1 from 1997-2002. PERSONAL Matan Shitrit…born July 11, 1983 in Tel Aviv, Israel…son of Yoram and Ada Shitrit…majoring in business administration.

PERSONAL Daniel Ridge Shiflet…born September 28, 1984 in Greensboro, NC…son of Doug and Debbie Shiflet…sociology major.

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AT UNCG Sophomore Season (2004-05): Made tremendous strides in his tennis game during sophomore season at UNCG…compiled a 14-19 overall singles record…saw most of his time at No. 5 singles where he posted a 7-13 record, which includes a 4-6 record against the Southern Conference…also went 1-0 at No. 6 singles…won his first match of the year 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 over Adolfo Anzola of UT-Martin at the Chattanooga Tournament…he won three of four matches at the South Carolina Tournament…won a seasonbest four straight matches in the middle of March…that stretch included three consecutive SoCon victories over Nick Medica (The Citadel), Brian Edmundson (Elon) and Zack Williams (Appalachian State)…suffered a straight-set loss to Tim Kutschere of Chattanooga at the SoCon Tourney…teamed up with Daniel Bustamante for two straight wins to begin the year at the Davidson Tournament. Freshman Season (2003-04): Gained tremendous experience during freshman season at UNCG…compiled a 1-10 overall record…Steinhorn picked up his first collegiate win 7-6, 6-4 against Davidson (4/16/04)…was 1-7 at No. 6 singles and 0-3 at No. 5 singles…teamed up with Chris Magnone to compile a 2-7 record at No. 3 doubles.

Steinhorn’s Career Statistics 2003-04 2004-05 Career

Singles 1-10 (.091) 14-19 (.424) 15-29 (.341)

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Doubles 2-11 (.154) 3-21 (.125) 5-32 (.135)

PRIOR TO UNCG High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in tennis at the Marist School in Atlanta, GA for head coach Michael Burns…two-year team captain…competed at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles during his junior and senior seasons…named allcounty for the War Eagles…member of three straight state championship teams and one runner-up squad…won his singles match in the 2005 state title win over St. Pius…team posted an unblemished 24-0 record in 2005…member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Austin Powers Wilty…born January 23, 1987 in New Orleans, LA…son of Susie Wilty…majoring in Finance.


AT UNCG Freshman Season (2004-05): Finished her first season at UNCG with an 11-22 singles record…won her first collegiate tournament at the DVC Invitational in Wilmington, NC by capturing the Flight C title…downed Kate Marshall of UNC Wilmington 6-2, 6-2 for first college win…went 2-2 in Flight B at the Wake Forest Tournament…won three of four matches at the UNCG Tournament, October 910…posted a win at No. 1 singles against Stephanie Tyrell of Georgia Southern (6-2, 6-2) for her first victory in Southern Conference competition…teamed up with Emily Wade for a 10-8 record in doubles play…went 9-6 at No. 3 doubles, including a 5-2 mark in SoCon action…duo rattled off four straight wins in March. PRIOR TO UNCG H i g h S c h o o l : Wa s a freshman on the Georgia State Championship team at the Wesleyan School in 2001… transferred to Centennial High School and received the Excalibur award as a senior for the Knights…played for coach Ashley McGill at Centennial.

Sophomore Season (2003-04): Saw action at both No. 5 and No. 6 singles…had a 1-6 record at No. 5 and a 2-10 mark at No. 6…compiled a 9-10 record playing doubles with Kate LaCoste…the duo went 1-2 at No. 2 doubles and 8-8 at No. 3 doubles, which included an impressive 6-4 slate in SoCon play. Freshman Season (2002-03): Tallied a 5-17 mark while seeing action at No. 3, 4 and 5 singles ...also played No. 3 doubles with Emily Tanner and Sonia Orellana, posting a combined 4-18 record. PRIOR TO UNCG High School/Juniors: Ranked #1 in Ecuador in the under-12s, 14s and 16s age groups...played in Europe in 1999 as a member of the COSAT team...played with the Guayaquil Tennis Club for coach Lucho Ferretti.

Club: Competed at the Universal Tennis Academy from 1998-2004…played for coaches Torrey Hawkins, Adam Guskey and John Thompson…qualified for the super regionals in San Diego, Virginia Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Memphis during her junior tennis career…also qualified for the Easter Bowl in Palm Springs, CA…was ranked in the top-100 in the nation and top-10 in the south. PERSONAL Whitney Marie Miles…born March 26, 1986 in Rochester Hills, MI…daughter of Rick and Anna Miles…sister Stephanie played tennis at Chattanooga (2001-02) and Akron (2002-04)…undecided on a major.

Miles’ Career Statistics 2004-05

AT UNCG Junior Season (2004-05): Did not see action during the 2004-05 season due to an injury.

Singles 11-22 (.333)

Doubles 13-16 (.448)

PERSONAL Maria de Lourdes Moran...born June 5, 1985 in Guayaquil, Ecuador...daughter of Julio and Marilu Moran...brother Julio played tennis at UNCG...sister Daniella plays tennis at Toledo...grandfather Justo Moran is in the Ecuador Basketball Hall of Fame.

Moran’s Career Statistics 2002-03 2003-04 Career

Singles 5-17 (.227) 3-16 (.158) 8-33 (.195)

Doubles 4-18 (.182) 9-11 (.450) 13-29 (.310)

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AT UNCG Junior Season (2004-05): Posted a 7-12 record during her second season at UNCG…went 5-9 at No. 6 singles, which included a 3-6 mark in Southern Conference play…also went 0-2 at No. 5 singles…capped the season with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Meg Dlugos of Appalachian State (4/14)…won her first two matches of the season at NC State…opened the year with a 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-5) win over NC State’s Lauren Barry…won consecutive league matches over Bonnie Adams of Chattanooga and April Yount of Western Carolina in March…posted an 8-4 record with doubles partner Kate LaCoste… duo went 8-2 at No. 2 doubles (3-1 in the SoCon)…also went 3-1 when teamed up with Lisa Suggs. Sophomore Season (2003-04): Saw most of her action as the No. 5 singles player during first season at UNCG…posted an overall 2-16 record…went 2-10 at No. 5 overall and 2-6 in SoCon play…went 4-7 in doubles with Emily Wade, which included a victory over Appalachian State in the first round of the SoCon Tournament. PRIOR TO UNCG AT INDIANA Freshman Season (2002-03): Finished the season with a 3-27 record playing primarily at No. 5 and No. 6 singles…posted a 1-8 record in Big Ten play…her lone victory came over Marta Walasek (Michigan State) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (9)…teamed with Martina Grimm for a 3-4 doubles record…primary doubles partner was Jessica Gross…the duo went 4-13 overall and 0-6 in conference play at No. 3 doubles.

Rychlik’s Career Statistics 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 Career

Singles 3-27 (.100) 2-16 (.111) 7-12 (.368) 12-55 (.179)

Doubles 6-17 (.261) 6-10 (.375) 11-9 (.550) 23-36 (.390)

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AT UNCG Freshman Season (2004-05): Played at No. 1 singles the entire season during first year at UNCG…posted a 15-15 overall record…earned the Flight A title at the DVC Invitational in Wilmington, NC…defeated Marie Matrka of Coastal Carolina 6-2, 6-1 to garner the tournament title…picked up her first collegiate win in her season opening match with a straight set victory over Sallie Kiser of UNC Wilmington…finished 2-2 at the Wake Forest Tournament…went 8-5 at No. 1 singles, which included a 5-1 mark in Southern Conference play…rattled of a season-best four straight wins at one point…teamed up with Erica Zabkar at No. 1 doubles and recorded a 3-11 record…also went 6-7 while partnered with Kate LaCoste and 3-1 when teamed up with Sophie Rychlik. PRIOR TO UNCG High School: Competed for three seasons for Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, NC under head coach Gil Bowman…was named All-State and AllTwo Rivers Conference three times…named conference and regional player of the year twice…was a regional and conference champion in singles (2001-02 & 2003-04) and in doubles (2002-03)…won the Tarheel qualifier in both singles and doubles…was ranked in the top-100 nationally by the USTA…also top-8 in the southern section and No. 1 in the state of North Carolina…graduated with honors and was a member of the Spanish club. PERSONAL Lisa Ashley Suggs…born May 11, 1986 in Lumberton, NC…daughter of Cleveland and Linda Suggs…exercise and sports science major with a concentration in sports medicine.

Sugg’s Career Statistics 2004-05

Singles 15-15 (.500)

Doubles 11-22 (.333)


PRIOR TO UNCG High School: Three-year letterwinner in tennis at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO…played for both Eric Farran and Susan Stensrud…named all-state for the Knights…won a regional title as a sophomore and as a senior…competed at state tournament all three years…played at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles for Fairview. PERSONAL Sarah Katherine Templeton…born May 16, 1987 in Knoxville, TN…daughter of Davis and Ruth Templeton…undecided on a major.

AT UNCG Sophomore Season (2004-05): Finished her second year at UNCG with an 11-19 overall record…picked up first win of the season, 6-4, 6-1, over Elon’s Elizabeth Kernodle at the Wake Forest Invitational…won three of four matches at UNCG Invitational in October…competed primarily at No. 3 singles where she posted a 6-6 record…also went 1-4 at No. 2 singles… downed Bethany Everett of Chattanooga 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 for first Southern Conference win of the season…teamed up with Whitney Miles for a 10-8 record in doubles play…went 9-6 at No. 3 doubles, including a 5-2 mark in SoCon action…duo rattled off four straight wins in March…also went 5-4 while teamed up with Erica Zabkar. Freshman Season (2003-04): Enjoyed a successful first season with the Spartans by posting a 7-13 overall record…saw most of her action at No. 4 singles where she had a 6-8 record and a 5-5 mark in Southern Conference play…went 4-6 in doubles with Sophie Rychlik, which included a victory over Appalachian State in the first round of the SoCon Tournament.

Wade’s Career Statistics 2003-04 2004-05 Career

Singles 7-13 (.350) 11-19 (.367) 18-32 (.450)

Doubles 6-14 (.300) 16-16 (.500) 22-30 (.423)

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AT UNCG Freshman Season (2004-05): Tied the UNCG single-season record and set a new freshman record with 23 wins last season…finished with a 23-10 record overall…she tied the record by winning 6-3, 6-3 over Olya Batsula of ETSU at the Southern Conference Tournament…began her collegiate career by winning the Flight B title at the DVC Invitational in Wilmington, NC… won nine straight matches at No. 4 singles…posted a 13-2 record at No. 4 singles, including a perfect 6-0 mark in SoCon play…began the year and ended the season with four straight singles wins…had a 5-14 record at No. 1 doubles…went 3-4 with Kate LaCoste and 2-10 with Lisa Suggs…also went 5-4 while teamed up with Emily Wade. PRIOR TO UNCG High School: Competed for three seasons for Centennial High School in Roswell, GA…named the team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior in 2004…state semifinalist in 2003…was ranked third in the region as a junior…team won a state title in 2001…garnered the Excalibur award from Centennial in 2004 and was named most improved player on the Knights’ squad in 2003…scholar athlete…named to the principal’s honor roll and was a member of the National Honor Society. Juniors/Club: Honored with the Georgia State Junior Sportsmanship award in 1999…ranked as high as No. 7 in the state of Georgia, No. 29 in the south and No. 91 in the nation…trained at Universal Tennis Academy in Atlanta. PERSONAL Erica Helen Zabkar…born May 22, 1986 in Rochester, NY…daughter of Don and Tina Zabkar…exercise and sports science major.

Zabkar’s Career Statistics 2004-05

Singles 23-10 (.697)

Doubles 11-19 (.367)

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SINGLES RESULTS Name Daniel Bustamante Ian Conchar Baxter Hufham Marc Ladouceur Greg Levy Chris Magnone Adriano Salucci Jason Steinhorn Total

#1 ------2-7 7-11 ------9-18

#1c #2 #2c #3 #3c #4 #4c #5 #5c #6 ----------- 6-16 2-8 0-2 ----------------------- 2-5 ------------------- 0-3 0-2 6-8 2-6 --------------2-6 2-3 1-1 --------------------- 4-17 2-8 ------------------------- 0-3 --- 2-11 ------- 0-2 --- 0-1 --- 7-13 4-6 1-0 2-8 8-11 3-7 4-19 2-8 6-17 2-8 7-18 4-6 5-19

#6c --1-4 --------1-4 --2-8

Overall 11-26 2-9 0-9 15-21 18-16 9-24 4-18 14-19 73-142

DOUBLES RESULTS Name Greg Levy/Marc Ladouceur Adriano Salucci/Baxter Hufham Chris Magnone/Daniel Bustamante Chris Magnone/Marc Ladouceur Adriano Salucci/Ian Conchar Daniel Bustamante/Baxter Hufham Jason Steinhorn/Daniel Bustamante Baxter Hufham/Ian Conchar Chris Magnone/Adriano Salucci Chris Magnone/Baxter Hufham Jason Steinhorn/Adriano Salucci Greg Levy/Adriano Salucci Greg Levy/Daniel Bustamante Daniel Bustamante/Adriano Salucci Chris Magnone/Jason Steinhorn Baxter Hufham/Marc Ladoucer Baxter Hufham/Jason Steinhorn Jason Steinhorn/Ian Conchar Totals

#1 6-12 ----0-2 ------------------0-1 --------6-14

Men’s Tennis Results (4-20 Overall, 1-9 SoCon) Date Opponent ......................................................... W/L Jan 22 at #20 Vanderbilt ...........................................L, 0-7 Jan 23 at #25 Tennessee .........................................L, 1-6 Jan 30 vs. Old Dominion (at Wake Forest) ...............L, 0-7 Feb 1 at High Point ...................................................L, 1-6 Feb 6 RICHMOND ....................................................L, 1-6 Feb 6 NORTH CAROLINA A&T ...............................W, 5-2 Feb 12 NAVY ............................................................L, 3-4 Feb 20 at #57 NC State ............................................L, 0-7 Feb 24 at Clemson ...................................................L, 0-7 Mar 4 at Chattanooga* ..............................................L, 0-7 Mar 6 at Georgia Southern* ......................................L, 1-6 Mar 10 at Charlotte ....................................................L 1-6

#1c #2 3-5 --------- 0-1 --------------- 0-7 ------- 0-3 --- 0-1 ------- 0-1 --- 0-1 0-1 0-1 --- 1-5 --- 0-1 --------3-6 1-21

#2c #3 ------- 0-3 --------------- 0-1 --- 0-3 ----0-3 0-3 0-1 0-2 --- 0-2 --------0-1 0-1 1-3 0-3 0-1 ----- 0-1 --- 0-1 1-9 0-20

#3c --0-2 ------0-1 0-2 ------------0-1 0-2 --0-1 0-1 0-10

Overall 10-15 (one conf. DNF) 1-4 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-1 2-12 1-0 0-6 0-3 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-3 1-8 0-1 0-1 0-1 15-63

Date Opponent ......................................................... W/L Mar 12 THE CITADEL* ..............................................L 3-4 Mar 15 at Elon* ........................................................ W 4-3 Mar 19 APPALACHIAN STATE* ................................L 1-6 Mar 20 COASTAL CAROLINA...................................L 3-4 Mar 23 at Davidson* ..................................................L 1-6 Mar 31 NORTHERN COLORADO .......................... W 6-0 Apr 3 ETSU* ..............................................................L 0-7 Apr 3 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON* .......................L 2-5 Apr 9 at Wofford* .......................................................L 3-4 Apr 10 at Furman* .....................................................L 1-6 Apr 14 UNC WILMINGTON ..................................... W 4-3 Apr 21 Chattanooga# ................................................L 0-4 * Southern Conference match # Southern Conference Tournament (Charleston, SC) 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Women’s Tennis Media Guide • 13


SINGLES RESULTS Name Kate LaCoste Ana Martin Whitney Miles Sophie Rychlik Lisa Suggs Emily Wade Erica Zabkar Total

#1 ----1-4 --8-5 ----9-9

#1c #2 --------1-3 2-11 ----5-1 ----- 1-4 ----6-4 3-15

#2c #3 #3c #4 #4c #5 ------- 2-3 1-3 9-5 ----------- 0-3 1-5 0-2 ------------------- 0-2 ------------2-2 6-6 2-4 --------- 2-3 3-1 13-2 6-0 --3-7 8-11 5-5 15-5 7-3 9-10

#5c #6 5-1 --0-3 0-3 ----0-1 5-9 ------------5-5 5-12

#6c --0-1 --3-6 ------3-7

Overall 20-14 7-10 11-22 7-12 15-15 11-16 23-10 94-99

DOUBLES RESULTS Name Lisa Suggs/Kate LaCoste Emily Wade/Erica Zabkar Whitney Miles/Ana Martin Kate LaCoste/Whitney Miles Lisa Suggs/Ana Martin Ana Martin/Emily Wade Lisa Suggs/Erica Zabkar Emily Wade/Kate LaCoste Sophie Rychlik/Kate LaCoste Sophie Rychlik/Whitney Miles Sophie Rychlik/Emily Wade Whitney Miles/Emily Wade Ana Martin/Erica Zabkar Kate LaCoste/Erica Zabkar Sophie Rychlik/Ana Martin Lisa Suggs/Sophie Rychlik Totals

#1 ------------2-10 --0-2 --------3-4 ----5-16

Women’s Tennis Results (9-11 Overall, 6-4 SoCon) Date Opponent ......................................................... W/L Jan 15 at #15 North Carolina................................... L, 0-7 Jan 23 at #27 Wake Forest ..................................... L, 0-7 Feb 2 at High Point ................................................. W, 4-3 Feb 18 UNC WILMINGTON .................................... W 4-2 Feb 19 COASTAL CAROLINA...................................L 3-4 Feb 24 NORTH CAROLINA A&T.......................PPD-Rain Feb 27 EAST TENNESSEE STATE* .........................L 2-5 Mar 5 at Charlotte ......................................................L 3-4 Mar 7 at Georgia State...............................................L 1-6 Mar 9 at Chattanooga* ............................................. W 6-1 Mar 11 at UNC Asheville.....................SUSPENDED-Rain

#1c #2 --------------- 0-1 --------1-3 ----- 0-1 0-1 8-2 ----------- 1-3 ----2-3 --------- 3-1 3-7 12-8

#2c #3 #3c ------------------------------------------------3-1 ------- 0-1 ----- 0-1 --1-2 9-6 5-2 --- 0-1 0-1 --------- 0-2 0-2 2-1 ----6-4 9-11 5-5

Overall 6-7 5-4 1-1 2-5 1-1 1-1 3-11 0-1 8-4 0-1 0-1 10-8 0-1 3-4 0-2 3-1 43-53

Date Opponent ......................................................... W/L Mar 12 at Western Carolina* ................................... W 6-1 Mar 15 at Elon* ........................................................ W 4-3 Mar 18 OLD DOMINION............................................L 3-4 Mar 19 at Furman*.....................................................L 0-7 Mar 26 GEORGIA SOUTHERN* ............................. W 5-2 Apr 4 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON* .......................L 1-6 Apr 6 #53 DAVIDSON* ..............................................L 0-7 Apr 9 LIBERTY ........................................................ W 6-1 Apr 10 at Wofford* ................................................... W 4-3 Apr 14 APPALACHIAN STATE* ............................... W 5-2 Apr 22 East Tennessee St.# ......................................L 1-4 * Southern Conference match # Southern Conference Tournament (Charleston, SC)

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Date Fri, Sep 16-17 Fri, Sep 23-25 Fri, Oct 7-9 Thu, Oct 20-24 Sat, Jan 28 Tue, Jan 31 Sun, Feb 5 Sun, Feb 5 Sat, Feb 11 Sat, Feb 11 Sun, Feb 12 Sat, Feb 18-19 Sat, Feb 25 Wed, Mar 1 Sat, Mar 4 Mon, Mar 6 Tue, Mar 7 Sat, Mar 11 Tue, Mar 14 Sat, Mar 18 Wed, Mar 22 Sat, Mar 25 Mon, Mar 27 Thu, Mar 30 Sat, Apr 1 Sun, Apr 2 Fri, Apr 7 Wed, Apr 12 Thu, Apr 20-23

Opponent North Carolina State Tournament UTC Fall Classic Elon Fall Invitational ITA Regionals North Carolina State High Point East Tennessee State Tennessee American Maryland Navy Clemson Spring Tournament UNC Asheville North Carolina A&T College of Charleston* The Citadel* Charleston Southern Wofford* Elon* Richmond East Carolina Chattanooga* Davidson* Charlotte Furman* Georgia Southern* Appalachian State* UNC Wilmington SoCon Championship

Location at Durham, NC at Chattanooga, TN at Elon, NC at Chapel Hill, NC at Durham, NC Greensboro, NC at Knoxville at at Knoxville at Washington, DC at College Park, MD at Annapolis, MD at Clemson, SC Greensboro, NC at Greensboro, NC at Charleston, SC at Charleston, SC at Charleston, SC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Richmond, VA at Greenville, NC Greensboro, NC at Davidson, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Boone, NC at Wilmington, NC at Charleston, SC

Time ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY 5 pm 2 pm 10 am 2 pm 10 am 3 pm 12 noon ALL DAY 2 pm 2:30 pm 1 pm 1 pm 1:30 pm 12 noon 2:30 pm 12 noon 2 pm 1 pm 2 pm 2 pm 1 pm 11 am 2 pm 2 pm ALL DAY

* - Southern Conference match

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Date Fri, Sep 16-18 Fri, Sep 23-25 Fri, Sep 30-Oct. 1 Fri, Oct 7-9 Thu, Oct 13-16 Sat, Jan 14 Sun, Jan 15 Sun, Jan 29 Tue, Jan 31 Sat, Feb 4 Sun, Feb 19 Sat, Feb 25 Sat, Mar 4 Tue, Mar 7 Thu, Mar 9 Sun, Mar 12 Tue, Mar 14 Sat, Mar 18 Sun, Mar 19 Tue, Mar 21 Sat, Mar 25 Sun, Mar 26 Wed, Mar 29 Sat, Apr 1 Sat, Apr 1 Thu, Apr 6 Sat, Apr 8 Sun, Apr 09 Thu, Apr 20-23

Opponent Doctor’s Vision Center Invitational Wolfpack Fall Invitational Deacon Classic Elon Fall Tournament ITA Regional Championships North Carolina North Carolina State UNC Asheville High Point Liberty Indiana Wofford* UC Riverside Cal Poly UC Fullerton Furman* Elon* College of Charleston* Georgia Southern* Princeton Western Carolina* Chattanooga* UNC Wilmington Charlotte North Carolina A&T Davidson* East Tennessee State Appalachian State* SoCon Tournament

* - Southern Conference match

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Location at Wilmington, NC at Raleigh, NC at Winston-Salem, NC at Elon, NC at Chapel Hill, NC at Chapel Hill, NC at Raleigh, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Lynchburg, VA Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Riverside, CA at San Luis Obispo, CA at Fullerton, CA Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Charleston, SC at Statesboro, GA at Durham, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Wilmington, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Davidson, NC at Johnson City, TN at Boone, NC at Charleston, SC

Time ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY 4 pm 2 pm 2:30 pm 2 pm 6:30 pm 10 am 12 noon 1 pm 1:30 pm 2 pm 11 am 3 pm 10 am 12 noon 3 pm 2 pm 12 noon 2 pm 10 am 4 pm 3 pm 1 pm 1 pm ALL DAY


The Southern Conference, which enters its 85th season of intercollegiate competition in 2005, has become known as one of the nation’s leaders in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and defining the league’s role in helping to build lifelong leaders and role models. The Southern Conference has excelled as the premier Division I-AA football conference since earning that classification in 1981. The Conference currently consists of 11 members in four states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. The Southern Conference is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. Only the Big Ten (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907), the Pacific 10 (1915) and the Southwestern Athletic (1920) conferences are older in terms of origination. Throughout its history, the Southern Conference has been an innovator in college athletics. The Southern Conference was the first “super conference” with its charter membership including the likes of Alabama, Auburn, and North Carolina. The SoCon, as it has come to be known by headline writers throughout the country, is the league that gave birth to the three-point shot in college basketball and was the college home of such sporting greats as Arnold Palmer, Jerry West and Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice. Academic excellence has been a major part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. League athletes have been recognized countless times on Verizon/CoSIDA Academic AllAmerica and district teams. A total of 19 Rhodes-Scholarship winners have been selected from the conference. The Southern Conference office is located in the Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, SC. A textile mill that was in operation from 1880 until 1999, the Beaumont Mill was renovated in 2004 and today offers the SoCon a first class meeting area as well as a spacious library for storage of the conference’s historical documents.

MEMBERSHIP HISTORY

The Southern Conference was formed on February 25, 1921 at a meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Fourteen institutions from the 30-member Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) reorganized as the Southern Conference. Those charter members included Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee. Athletic competition began in the fall of 1921. In 1922, six more schools - Florida, Louisiana State, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tulane and Vanderbilt - joined the fold. A year later, the University of the South joined the ranks. Virginia Military Institute became a member in 1925 and Duke University came into the fold in 1929. Since then, conference membership has experienced a series

SoCon Membership Appalachian State Mountaineers (Boone, NC • 1971) College of Charleston Cougars (Charleston, SC • 1998) The Citadel Bulldogs (Charleston, SC • 1936) Davidson Wildcats (Davidson, NC • 1936-88, 1991) Elon Phoenix (Elon, NC • 2003) Furman Paladins (Greenville, SC • 1936) Georgia Southern Eagles (Statesboro, GA • 1991) UNC Greensboro Spartans (Greensboro, NC • 1997) Chattanooga Mocs (Chattanooga, TN • 1976) Western Carolina Catamounts (Cullowee, NC • 1976) Wofford Terriers (Spartanburg, SC • 1997)

of membership changes with 42 institutions having been affiliated with the league. The league has undergone two major transitions during its history. The first occurred in December 1932 when the Southeastern Conference was formed out of the 23-school Southern Conference. The league’s 13 members west and south of the Appalachian Mountains reorganized to help reduce the extensive travel demands that were present in the league at the time. In 1936, the Southern Conference invited The Citadel, William & Mary, Davidson, Furman, Richmond and Wake Forest to join the membership. The second major shift happened in 1953 when Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest officially withdrew from the league to form the Atlantic Coast Conference. This change was brought about due to the desire of many of those

schools to schedule a greater number of regular season basketball games against their local rivals. Today, the league continues to thrive with a membership that spans four Southeastern states. Current league members are Appalachian State, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro, Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Wofford. The most recent addition, Elon University, joined the Southern Conference on July 1, 2003. The Phoenix replaced Virginia Military Institute which left the conference on June 30, 2003. East Tennessee State, which joined the SoCon in 1978, left the conference following the conclusion of the 2004-05 academic year.

LEADERSHIP

Entering the 2005 football campaign, Geoff Cabe serves as the Southern Conference’s interim commissioner. A member of the conference staff since 1988, Cabe has been involved in every facet of the SoCon’s operation. Since 2002, he has been senior associate commissioner where his duties have included serving as the executive producer for all of the SoCon’s championship events and coordinator of all external relationships for the conference. Cabe previously headed up the league’s media relations department (1991-95) and its championships area (1995-99) and has been both an assistant commissioner and associate commissioner. Cabe, now in his second term as the interim commissioner, replaced Danny Morrison who served as commissioner from November 13, 2001 until June 15, 2005. Morrison recently became the director of athletics at Texas Christian University. The Southern Conference named its first commissioner in December 1950. Duke head football coach Wallace Wade made the transition from Blue Devil football coach to athletics administration as the first person at the helm of the conference. Lloyd Jordan replaced Wade as the commissioner in 1960 and served a 14-year term until Ken Germann became the league head in 1974. Germann was the commissioner for 13 years and orchestrated the league’s expansion to include women’s athletics. He was succeeded by Dave Hart in 1987 who spearheaded the transfer of the league office from Charlotte, NC to Asheville, NC. Wright Waters succeeded Hart upon his retirement in 1991. Under Waters’ leadership, the Southern Conference expanded to 12 members, added three women’s sports and posted record revenue from the basketball Tournament. Waters, who is currently the commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference, was followed by Alfred B. White in 1998. White, a veteran member of the NCAA office, introduced the current SoCon logo and elevated the conference’s commitment to marketing and development of corporate partners. He became the president of the Asheville franchise of the National Basketball Development League in 2001.

CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

The first Southern Conference Championship was the league basketball tournament held in Atlanta in 1922. The North Carolina Tar Heels won the tournament to become the first recognized league champion in any sport. The Southern Conference Tournament remains the oldest of its kind in college basketball. In May of 1923, the league held its first outdoor track and field championship in Montgomery, Ala. Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State) captured six individual titles on its way to winning the team championship. Two other sports - cross country and tennis - held their first championships during the 1920s. North Carolina won the initial cross country team championship in 1926 in Athens, Ga. Tennis crowned its first singles and doubles champions in New Orleans, La. in 1928. Donald Cram of Vanderbilt was the league’s first singles champion, while Leonard Chamberlin and Maurie Bayon of Tulane won the doubles title. The 1930s saw four more sports - wrestling, indoor track and field, swimming and golf - celebrate their first conference championships. VMI played host to and won the first league wrestling team championship in 1930. Washington & Lee won the first indoor track team championship, which also took place in 1930 and was held at Chapel Hill, N.C. The University of Virginia hosted and won the first league swimming championship in 1933, while Duke captured the first conference golf team title at Sedgefield Country Club in 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Women’s Tennis Media Guide • 17


Greensboro, N.C. later that same year. Baseball was introduced as a Southern Conference sport in 1947 as Clemson captured the league championship that year. Rifle held its first conference championship in 1956, while soccer was the most recently added men’s sport in 1967. The Southern Conference began sponsoring women’s sports during the 1983-84 season. That year, volleyball, basketball and tennis championships were held in the league. Cross country joined the mix in 1985 and the league began holding indoor and outdoor track championships in 1988. Most recently, the conference instituted golf and softball championships in the spring of 1994 and added soccer in the fall of 1994. The Southern Conference currently declares champions in 10 men’s sports - football, soccer, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, baseball, tennis and golf - and nine women’s sports - soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis, golf and softball.

BASKETBALL

Men’s basketball was the first sport in which the conference produced a championship. The league tournament is the nation’s oldest, with the inaugural championship held in Atlanta in 1922. Not only was the Southern Conference Tournament the first of its kind, the league also helped change the face of college basketball in 1980 when, at the request of the NCAA Rules Committee, the league began a season-long experiment with a 22-foot three-point field goal. Ronnie Carr of Western Carolina made the first three-point field goal in college basketball history in a game against Middle Tennessee State. Another college basketball tradition that originated in the SoCon is the traditional cutting of the nets by the winning team. According to USA Today, the practice of net cutting originated in 1947 with North Carolina State head coach Everett Case. As a first-year head coach with the Wolfpack, Case led State to the SoCon Tournament title with a 50-48 win over archrival North Carolina. To commemorate the event, Case celebrated by claiming the nets as a souvenir of the win. Basketball coaching legend Red Auerbach gives credit to former George Washington University coach Bill Reinhart, who coached in the SoCon for nearly 30 years, as the inventor of the modern fastbreak. The SoCon was the first conference to use the tournament to determine its NCAA representative when North Carolina State claimed the tournament title in 1952. West Virginia’s 10 tournament championships are still the most in league history. The Mountaineers were led by the incomparable Jerry West from 1958 through ’60. West, a twotime All-America selection, spurred West Virginia to the Final Four in 1959. The Mountaineers lost in the championship game that season to California, 71-70, but West earned Final Four Most Valuable Player honors. West was a three-time Southern Conference tournament MVP, a two-time league regular season MVP, and was twice named the conference’s Athlete-of-the-Year. He went on to a spectacular career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. He was a 14-time NBA All-Star while with the Lakers. It is West’s silhouette that comprises the NBA’s globally recognized logo. Frank Selvy set the NCAA record for points in a game while at Furman. As a Paladin senior in 1954, Selvy lit up Newberry College for 100 points, a record that still stands. Selvy was the Southern Conference Most Valuable Player in 1953 and 1954 and the league’s Athlete-of-the-Year in 1954. He went on to a 10-year career in the NBA with seven different teams. Rod Hundley was another West Virginia star during the 1950s. “Hot Rod” made a name for himself as one of the most spectacular players to tour the league during his era. Hundley averaged 24.5 points per game in his three seasons as a Mountaineer and was an all-conference and all-tournament performer in each of those three years. He was the Southern Conference Most Valuable Player and Athlete-of-the-Year as a senior in 1957. He was the first player selected in the 1957 NBA draft and enjoyed a six-year career in that league. The 18 • 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Women’s Tennis Media Guide

Southern Conference Staff

Interim Commissioner/ Senior Associate Commissioner...............................Geoff Cabe Associate Commissioner, Internal Affairs............... Sue Arakas Asst. Commissioner for Public Affairs ............Bryan McGowan E-mail .......................................................bmcgowan@socon.org Asst. Commissioner, Marketing & Development .... Pete Moore Asst. Commissioner, Compliance..............................Doug King Director of Media Services ............................... Mandi Copeland E-mail .......................................................mcopeland@socon.org Asst. to the Commissioner .................................Callie Hammett Public Affairs Assistants ................ Brian Hand (WBB Contact) ......................................................................... bhand@socon.org ...................................................................................John Hooper External Affairs Assistant .........................................Emily Snow flamboyant Hundley is recognized today as the voice of the NBA’s Utah Jazz. East Tennessee State’s Keith “Mister” Jennings made his mark on the college basketball world in the early 1990s. Despite standing under six feet tall, Jennings was a two-time all-conference choice and the league’s Player-of-the-Year and Athlete-of-the-Year in 1991. Jennings played with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. Besides West Virginia’s team in 1959, the Southern Conference has been represented in the Final Four on two other occasions. North Carolina advanced to the NCAA championship game in 1943 before falling 43-40 to Oklahoma State. North Carolina State finished third in the tournament in 1950. Women’s basketball competition began in the Southern Conference in 1983-84 with seven teams, five of whom are still members of the league: Appalachian State, Chattanooga, Davidson, Furman and Western Carolina. In the sport’s history, seven schools have won the league’s tournament at least once with Chattanooga winning nine and Appalachian State owning six titles. UNC Greensboro won the 1998 tournament as head coach Lynne Agee became the first coach to take a team to the NCAA Tournament in all three Divisions - I, II & III. In 2001, Chattanooga head coach Wes Moore became the first coach in NCAA history to take three different teams to the NCAA Tournament in all three Divisions. Since 1984, seven different teams have claimed at least a share of the regular season crown. Chattanooga has the most overall titles with 11, five of them shared. Chattanooga owns the most outright championships with six. Only three players have won the conference Player of the Year award twice: ETSU’s DeShawne Blocker in 1992-93 and 1994-95; Furman’s Jackie Smith, 1997-98 and 1998-99; and most recently Chattanooga’s Damita Bullock, who won the award in 2000 and 2001. Women’s sports are relatively young in the league’s history. In 1992-93, the Southern Conference celebrated its 10th Anniversary of women’s athletics. Furman golfer Dottie Pepper was named the Southern Conference Women’s Athlete-of-the-Decade in conjunction with that event. Appalachian State’s Mary Jayne Harrelson won the NCAA Outdoor title at 1500 meters in 1999 and 2001. Most recently, Furman’s Brandi Jackson won the NCAA Women’s Golf East Regional in the spring of 2003.

COACHES AND ADMINISTRATORS

The Southern Conference has also been a breeding ground for some of college athletics’ most recognized coaches and administrators. Legendary basketball coaches Adolph Rupp of Kentucky and Everett Case of North Carolina State both worked the sidelines in the Southern Conference. Rupp guided the Wildcats to a 30-5 mark during the 1931 and 1932 seasons. Yet, for all his coaching accomplishments, Rupp never led Kentucky to a Southern Conference tournament championship. Case mentored the Wolfpack to six consecutive Southern Conference Tournament championships from 1947 through 1952. In North Carolina State’s final season in the league,

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the Wolfpack won the regular season title but fell in the tournament championship game to Wake Forest, 71-70. Despite coaching in the conference for just seven seasons, Case is the ninth winningest coach in league history and averaged 26.7 wins per year during his tenure, the best mark in conference history. Case was named Southern Conference Coach-of-the-Year three times. Lefty Driesell, most recently the head coach at Georgia State, coached Davidson to three Southern Conference Tournament championships in 1966, 1968 and 1969. Driesell also won the league’s Coach-of-the-Year award four straight times from 1963 through 1966. Former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins earned league Coach-of-the-Year honors three times in the late ’70s and early ’80s while at Appalachian State. Terry Holland saw his basketball coaching career take off at Davidson when he returned to his alma mater in 1970. Holland was honored as the Southern Conference Coachof-the-Year for three consecutive seasons from 1970-72 and led the Wildcats to the conference tournament title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1970. Holland later led Virginia to the Final Four in 1984. After his coaching career concluded, Holland returned to the Southern Conference as the athletic director at Davidson from 1990-1995 before accepting the same position at Virginia. J. Dallas Shirley, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, spent 21 years as the assistant to the commissioner and supervisor of officials in the Southern Conference. Shirley worked with the conference from 1967 until 1988 under three commissioners: Lloyd P. Jordan, Kenneth G. Germann, and David R. Hart. Shirley was a basketball official in the Southern Conference for 30 years and officiated over 2,000 career games in various leagues. He also served as president of the International Association Basketball Officials and the United States Olympic Basketball Committee. Even the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant got his coaching start in the Southern Conference as he guided the Maryland Terrapins in 1945. A former Southern Conference football coach who reached “folk legend” status is the late Frank Howard of Clemson, who guided the Tigers as a league member from 1940-52. The incomparable Howard won 69 Southern Conference games which still ranks tied for fourth on the league’s all-time coaching victories list. The Southern Conference has been represented on the sidelines at five Super Bowls in recent years. Bobby Ross, who piloted the San Diego Chargers to the 1996 Super Bowl, was the head coach at The Citadel from 1973-77. Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy directed William & Mary from 1964-68. He was succeeded at William & Mary by Lou Holtz. William & Mary competed in the Southern Conference from 1936-77. Wallace Wade coached the Duke football program to six Southern Conference championships in his 16-year term as the Blue Devils head coach. Wade was the league’s all-time winningest gridiron coach with 110 victories until that mark was surpassed in 2002 by Appalachian State’s Jerry Moore.


With a record number of over 16,000 students enrolled for Fall 2005, a dedicated faculty and staff numbering more than 2,000, and exciting new developments underway, UNCG is rapidly taking its place as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the country. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified as a Doctoral/ Research-Intensive University. The University was established in 1891 and became coeducational in 1963. The 200-acre campus is located one mile from the center of Greensboro, a city of 227,793. The Greensboro/WinstonSalem/High Point Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of approximately 1,089,155, with the population of Guilford County representing approximately 390,000.

University History

The University has a rich history. It was chartered Feb. 18, 1891, as the State Normal and Industrial School (later College), the first state-supported school for the higher education of women in North Carolina. The institution came into being as a direct result of a crusade made by Charles Duncan McIver on behalf of the education of women. Other pioneers in public school education — notably, Charles B. Aycock, Edwin A. Alderman, and James Y. Joyner — came to Dr. McIver’s assistance; but to him, more than to any other individual, the University owes its foundation. In the past century the University has evolved in its mission, as suggested with its sequence of names. It was known first as the State Normal and Industrial School, and after 1896 as the State Normal and Industrial College until 1919. During the period 1919-1931 it was known as the North Carolina College for Women, and became the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina from 1932 to 1963. It is warmly remembered as “the WC” by its many alumnae of the period. During the years 1932-1963 the University was one of the three branches of the Consolidated University of North Carolina. The other branches included The University of North Carolina (at Chapel Hill) and the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (at Raleigh). In 1962, the Board of Trustees recommended that the Greensboro campus become coeducational at all levels of instruction in the fall of 1964. Subsequently, by act of the General Assembly in the Spring of 1963, the name of the institution was changed to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In December of 1934, during the years of the Consolidated University, the Woman’s College Section of the Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was installed. (Alpha Chapter is the one at Chapel Hill.) On February 17, 1956 Epsilon Chapter of North Carolina was installed at this campus. In October of 1971 the North Carolina General Assembly adopted legislation which combined all 16 of the state-supported institutions of higher education into a single University of North Carolina. The UNC system is governed by a board of governors and administered by a president. Each constituent institution has a separate board of trustees and is administered by a chancellor. The crusader for founding the institution, Charles Duncan McIver, served the institution as its first chief executive officer with the title of President. By act of the Board of Trustees in 1945, the title was changed to Chancellor. Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan became UNCG’s first woman chancellor in January 1995, succeeding Dr. Debra W. Stewart, Dean of the Graduate School at North Carolina State University who was named Interim Chancellor in the summer of 1994. During its first seven decades, the institution’s mission was to prepare women, primarily undergraduates, for the most effective living of that day. Today that goal — effective living — remains the same, but its scope has been greatly expanded. As UNCG, it now offers men and women www.uncgspartans.com

over 150 graduate and undergraduate programs and provides opportunities to apply classroom learning to real life situations through internships and practica. It also offers students the chance to tailor-make their own programs of study based on individual needs and goals. Although contemporary in its educational program, UNCG is also realistic. In its effort to prepare graduates for effective living, it has built into its program the flexibility needed to meet the rapidly changing needs of society. UNCG, therefore, will remain a university in transition, not satisfied with yesterday or today, but always looking toward tomorrow.

Today’s UNCG

Today’s UNCG consists of:

• The College of Arts and Sciences, which is made up of the departments of Anthropology, Art, Biology, Broadcasting and Cinema, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, English, Geography, German and Russian, History, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Sociology, and Theatre. It also includes the Residential College and The Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts. • The Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, which was established in 1969 as the School of Business and Economics and renamed in 1987. It is made up of the departments of Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems and Operations Management, the Center for Applied Research, the Center for Economic Education, and the Center for Global Business Education and Research. • The School of Education, which is made up of the departments of Counseling and Educational Development, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, Educational Research Methodology, Library and Information Studies, Specialized Education Services. Founded in 1921, the School of Education also includes The Collegium for the Advancement of Schools, Schooling and Education. The Collegium is comprised of the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation, the Center for Educational Studies and Development, the Center for Information Technologies Education, the Center for School Accountability and Staff Development, and the Piedmont Triad Horizons Education Consortium. • The School of Health and Human Performance, which was established in 1970 as the School of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance was renamed in 1990. It is made up of five departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Dance; Exercise and Sport Science; Public Health Education; and Recreation, Parks and Tourism. • The School of Human Environmental Sciences, which was established in 1949 as the School of Home Economics and renamed in 1987. It is made up of the departments of Housing and Interior Design, Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition and Foodservice Systems; Social Work, and Textile Products Design and Marketing. • The Graduate School, which was established in 1921. • The School of Music, which was established in 1921. • The School of Nursing, which was established in 1966. 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Tennis Media Guide • 19


In-state tuition and room and board rates for UNCG are just over $9,000 per year, while out-of-state rates are just over $20,000 per year. Campus life is enriched by a “small college” atmosphere and many extracurricular and coeducational activities. There are more than 130 student organizations, an active Student Government, fraternities and sororities, and a Campus Recreation program which offers informal, intramural and club sports, as well as an extensive outdoor adventure program. The 76 buildings on the campus reflect the 110-year history of the University. Also, there are new features, including a new, $26 million music building which opened in August 1999, and renovations to the Elliott University Center, which were recently completed. A new baseball stadium opened in February 1999. UNCG will receive approximately $159 million from the state for construction and renovation, based on voter approval of the Higher Education Bonds last November 7. A $46 million science building is the centerpiece of the new projects. Groundbreaking took place in spring of 2001. The Second Century Campaign for UNCG concluded Dec. 31, 1998, after five years and raised $55.4 million to create 77 new scholarship and fellowship funds, as well as funds for research, programs and acquisitions. In the Fall of 2004, the University announced that its newest campaign, entitled the Students First Campaign. is almost one-quarter of the way to its goal of $78 million. The Students First Campaign will set aside $52 million for scholarships to make UNCG the school of choice for top high school students in the North Carolina and elsewhere. Remaining funds will also be used for endowments to attract top professors, expansion of university facilities and expansion of public services. UNCG hopes to meet its goal by the year 2009. UNCG is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AASCU). In athletics, UNCG began NCAA Division I competition in 1991 and is a member of the Southern Conference.

In addition, beginning in 2006, UNCG’s honors program will become the Honors College. Of the record 15,437 students enrolled last year, 70% were female. In the fall of 2004, UNCG enrolled a record 2,158 freshman. The University also enrolled 1,257 transfer students, its most ever. In the fall of 2004, 67% of freshman applicants were accepted and 25% enrolled to make up a class of 2,158. The average SAT score for the freshman class enrolling in 2003 was 1041. Undergraduates have more than 100 areas of study from which to choose a major leading to one of six undergraduate degrees. In addition, there are 59 master’s degrees and 18 doctoral degrees offered. In the spring of 2004, UNCG awarded 1,884 bachelor’s and 729 master’s degrees. Also, 67 doctoral degrees were awarded in English, psychology, education, nutrition, human development and family studies, exercise & sport science, and music. UNCG has long had a reputation for academic excellence and is one of only six higher education institutions in the state with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Athletes at UNCG are not an exception to the rule. At the end of each of the last two academic years, more than 40% of UNCG student-athletes held a grade-point-average of 3.0 or better. Nearly one-third of UNCG’s 268 student-athletes made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 GPA in a semester) in both semester during the 2004-05 academic year. In October 2004, “Cosmo GIRL”, a magazine geared towards young women, rated UNCG one of the Top 50 institutions in America. For its study, the magazine focused on specific factors important to female students: small class size, prominent female faculty, strong women’s athletic programs, a career center that facilitates internship opportunities, leadership options among clubs and activities and an active alumni network. The finalists were selected from 2,685 colleges and universities. In August 2004, The Princeton Review rated UNCG the second-best bargain in its “The Best 357 Colleges” guide. It marked the sixth-straight UNCG appeared in the guide, and its highest-ever rating. UNCG was also ranked in the Top 50 public universities by Consumer’s Digest, making it the only institution to appear in both rankings. 20 • 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Women’s Tennis Media Guide

In the Fall of 2004, the University unveiled a new look to the Spartan.

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The UNCG Plan In spring 1998, the University community adopted The UNCG Plan, a comprehensive document developed by the University Planning Council that articulates the vision of the University and identifies five key strategic directions which will shape its future: • UNCG will provide exemplary learning environments. • UNCG will expand its research and infuse the excitement of scholarship into its teaching and learning. • UNCG will build a strong sense of community as a student-centered university. • UNCG will expand its outreach in the Piedmont Triad, the state of North Carolina, and beyond. • UNCG will increase its enrollment by actively recruiting and retaining students with the academic preparedness and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic environment.

The Rock Not all colleges and universities can boast a message board with a circumference of 25’ and a width that exceeds 10’. UNCG houses a campus marker that is a visual representation of University history, tradition, and legacy. Known simply as “The Rock” — not to be confused with the nationally recognized wrestler/actor — the boulder-sized message board was brought to UNCG’s campus in 1973 by members of Alpha Phi Omega. Initially located where the fountain is today, it currently rests between the Dining Hall and Jackson Library, where it has resided since 1987. Rather than force students and the community to solely rely upon cluttered bulletin boards, The Rock is an alternate campus informant. Students also know the unwritten rule that the painted messages on The Rock can be removed after 24 hours. Thus, within a week’s time, seven messages could be posted on The Rock. This also speaks to the many activities and events that the University supports. Easy access and its central location are other reasons The Rock is well known on campus. Plus, The Rock’s changing colors and special messages help attract the attention of students and visitors to the University. Those who encounter The Rock for the first time are undoubtedly taken aback by its grandiose appearance and are forced to wonder about its significance. The Rock, with its large exterior and eye-catching graphics, is an important part of UNCG’s history and legacy and is a solid representation of the University’s unyielding belief in and dedication to tradition and uniqueness.

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UNCG Chancellor Dr. Patricia Sullivan Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan, who has served as UNCG’s Chancellor since January 1, 1995, is the institution’s ninth chief executive and the first woman to serve in the position. Her leadership has sustained UNCG’s record of excellence and prepared a solid foundation for the future. UNCG was founded as State Normal and Industrial School, a college for women in 1891. The institution became coeducational in 1963. Today, UNCG offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Sullivan led the University through a strategic planning process that produced the UNCG Plan. Created for five-year increments, the Plan provides a framework for enhancing UNCG’s position as a diverse, student-centered research university, linking the Triad and North Carolina to the world through learning, discovery, and service. Under Dr. Sullivan’s leadership, enrollment at UNCG exceeded 15,000 in fall 2005, while academic standards for admission have increased. The campus continues to lead the UNC system in minority enrollment, underscoring UNCG’s commitment to diversity. New undergraduate programs for freshman include Communication Across the Curriculum and the living-learning communities. Distinctive graduate programs include genetic counseling and management information systems, along with new Ph.D. programs in the areas of nursing, public health, economics, geography, history, information technology and special education. Funding to support research and community projects has continued to grow, along with giving by the University’s friends and supporters. UNCG’s new Students First Campaign is under way, with a goal of raising $78.2 million through 2009. The earlier Second Century Campaign for UNCG, which ended in December 1998, raised $55.4 million, far exceeding the original goal of $42.8 million.

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As UNCG’s most ardent advocate, Dr. Sullivan has made a public case for more state appropriations, which have brought additional funding for facilities. These efforts have resulted in a number of capital improvements at UNCG. Currently under construction are the Studio Art Center and a Hall for Humanities and Research Administration, both funded by the North Carolina Higher Education Bonds, and a new 400-bed residence hall - all expected to be completed for use in the 2006-07 year. Structures already completed include a $46 million Science Building, a $26 million School of Music building, a $5 million baseball stadium and student recreation area, and a major renovation for the Elliott University Center, UNCG’s student union. A native of Staten Island, NY, Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of St. John’s University, and earned her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biology from New York University. She came to UNCG from Texas Woman’s University, where she was vice president for academic affairs for seven years. She also was interim president there for a year. From 1981-87, she was dean of the college at Salem College in Winston-Salem. She is married to Dr. Charles Sullivan, an electrical and computer software engineer. Dr. Sullivan received the honorary Doctor of Pedagogy degree from St. John’s University in 1999. Her other awards and honors include: selection as one of 10 recipients of the 2003 Women in Business Awards and as one of “10 People to Watch in 2004,” annual honors by The Business Journal; and being named the 2003 inductee for the Business Leaders Hall of Fame of the Central North Carolina Junior Achievement chapter. Her academic honors include memberships in Beta Beta Beta biology honor society, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi. She also was an NYU Honors Scholar. www.uncgspartans.com


Director of Athletics Nelson Bobb Now in his 23rd year as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at UNCG, Nelson E. Bobb has developed a nationally recognized program that has continually succeeded in competition as well as in the classroom. Bobb, the first full-time athletic director at the University, is the primary architect of a program that now features 16 NCAA Division I teams, eight for men and eight for women. When he arrived in July 1983, there were eight Division III teams. The University authorized the shift to Division I in February 1987 and he guided the program through the unprecedented change in competitive status in only five years. UNCG is one of only a dozen institutions to ever compete in all three divisions. However, no other institution has made the complete shift of all teams from Division III to Division I in that time frame. In addition, with the reconstruction of UNCG’s softball venue this past year, he has overseen a complete overhaul of every UNCG athletic facility. During his tenure, he has watched over the construction or renovation of all of the Spartans’ athletic venues, beginning with serving on the committee that built Fleming Gymnasium and the HHP Building in 1989, moving onto the transformation of Campus Field into what is today UNCG Soccer Stadium in 1991, the construction of the UNCG Baseball Stadium in 1999, the renovation and lighting of the UNCG Tennis Courts in 1999, and current projects that include the transformation of UNCG’s softball facility to become a top-of-the-line stadium venue this coming fall and the reconfiguration of seating in Fleming Gym, which began this past summer. Under Bobb’s guidance, Spartan student-athletes have consistently graduated at a rate equal to or higher than the general student population at UNCG. Each of the last two academic years, more than 40 percent of UNCG’s student-athletes earned Dean’s List. In addition, during Bobb’s 22-year tenure, UNCG student-athletes have graduated at a higher rate than the University graduation rate every year. Other recent program accomplishments include completing the NCAA certification process for Division I institutions twice and successfully transitioning the department’s teams into Southern Conference membership. Under Bobb’s leadership, UNCG hosted the final two rounds of the 1997 and 1998 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, and was home to Olympic athletes from several countries for training prior to the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. During his tenure, UNCG teams have won 33 conference tournament titles, 24 as an NCAA Division I member. They have also won 62 conference regular season titles, 36 of those since moving to NCAA Division I. UNCG earned the Commissioner’s Cup for overall excellence in the Big South for three consecutive years. While Bobb was athletic director in the 1980’s, the men’s soccer team won four Division III national championships and the women’s basketball team made five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances with a third-place finish in 1988. During his tenure at UNCG, Bobb has also served in various NCAA

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appointments, including serving on one of the first NCAA Certification teams. Most recently, Bobb served on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Committee and had a two-year term as the chair of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee. UNCG student-athletes have received numerous awards. In 1984, he established the Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award to honor the studentathlete(s) posting the highest grade-point average annually. Bobb, a native of Gahanna, OH, oversees a staff of more than 50 full and part-time employees with administrative divisions of administration and business, student welfare, facilities and operations and integrated public affairs within the department. Before coming to UNCG, Bobb served as an assistant athletic director at Cornell University for five years. He also served as an assistant football coach at Cornell for nine seasons. A 1970 graduate of Kent State (OH) with a bachelor’s degree in education, Bobb also holds a master’s degree in secondary education from Kent. As an undergraduate, he was a three-year letterwinner on the football team as an offensive guard and earned All-Academic recognition from the Mid-American Conference as a junior. He was an all-conference choice his senior year.

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All Phones are area code (336) All E-Mail end in @uncg.edu unless otherwise noted [WM] Denotes office located at West Market Street building [HHP] Denotes office located at HHP Building

SPORTS MEDICINE

ADMINISTRATION

TICKETS

Phone ........................E-mail Patricia Sullivan, Chancellor ...........................................334-5266 Terry Ackerman, Faculty Athletics Rep. ..........................334-3474 ...................taackerm Nelson Bobb, Director of Athletics [HHP] .......................334-3000 ......................nebobb FAX...........................................................................334-4063 Sylvia Mims, Assoc. AD - Administration [HHP]..............334-5649 ..................... sgmims Cathy Roberts, Assoc. AD - Facilities [HHP] ..................334-5537 ...................csroberts Dick Stewart, Assoc. AD - Public Affairs [HHP] ..............334-4464 ....................restewar Rod Wyatt, Assoc. AD - Student Welfare [HHP] .............256-0108 ....................... jrwyatt Christy Wilson, Asst. AD - Operations [HHP]..................334-5213 ...................mcwilso2 Josh Larsen Asst. AD - Facilities [HHP]..........................334-3226 ..................... jalarsen Dawn Zamrik, Asst. AD - Public Affairs [WM] .................256-0550 ................... dbzamrik James Shipp, Asst. AD - Student Welfare [HHP]............334-3700 ....................... jrshipp Stacy Kosciak, Special Asst. to the AD [WM] .................334-3494 ................ sbmeadow

John Comer, Ticket Manager [HHP] ...............................334-3250 ......................jfcomer

ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Joanna Camp, Academic Enhancement Director ...........334-5172 ...................... jbcamp Kate LaCoste, Academic Enhancement Asst. ................334-3880 .....................kelacost Katie Fritinger, Academic Enhancement Asst. ................334-3880 ....................... kafritin Kwadjo Steele, Academic Compliance Director ............334-3465 .................... kosteele

BUSINESS OFFICE Jackie Walsh, Asst. AD - Business [HHP].......................334-3253 ......................jawalsh Paula Terrell, Accountant [HHP] .....................................334-3367 ..............paula_terrell

COMPLIANCE Jana Henderson, Compliance Director [HHP] ................334-3254 ........jana_henderson

James Shipp, Asst. AD - Athletic Training [HHP] ............334-3700 ....................... jrshipp Erica P. Thornton, Assoc. Athletic Trainer [HHP] ............334-5925 ...................eapearso SPORTS MEDICINE FAX ........................................256-0407

COACHING STAFFS

BASEBALL (Office located in stadium) Mike Gaski, Head Coach ................................................334-3247 .................... mggaski Shane Schumaker, Asst. Coach .....................................334-3247 .................... baseball Sammy Serano, Asst. Coach..........................................334-3247 .................... baseball

MEN’S BASKETBALL Mike Dement, Head Coach [HHP] ..................................334-3003 ..................basketball Anthony Jones, Associate Head Coach [HHP] ...............334-4473 ..................basketball Rod Jensen, Asst. Coach [HHP].....................................256-0120 ..................basketball Brooks Lee, Asst. Coach [HHP]......................................334-3003 ..................basketball Doug Esleeck, Director of Basketball Operations [HHP] 334-3003 ..................basketball

Lynne Agee, Head Coach [HHP] ....................................334-4021 ....................... lcagee Carol Peschel, Associate Head Coach [HHP] ................334-3002 .................. capesche Vickie Henson, Asst. Coach [HHP] .................................334-3754 ................... vlhenson Jon Hines, Asst. Coach [HHP] ........................................334-3754

CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK & FIELD Rachelle Roberts, Head Coach [HHP] ...........................334-3231 ..................... rroberts Linh Nguyen, Asst. Coach [HHP]....................................334-4157 .................... ltnguye3

MEN’S GOLF Terrance Stewart, Head Coach [HHP] ............................334-3122 .................... tcstewar

WOMEN’S GOLF

FACILITIES

Emily Maron, Head Coach [HHP] ...................................334-5316 ....................elmarron

Cathy Roberts, Assoc. AD - Facilities [HHP] ..................334-5537 ...................csroberts Josh Larsen, Asst. AD - Facilities [HHP].........................334-3226 ..................... jalarsen Jennifer Aguilar, Facilities Assistant [HHP] .....................334-3032 ..................... jlaguilar Jane Long, Equipment Assistant [HHP]..........................334-3032

MEN’S SOCCER

PUBLIC AFFAIRS - MARKETING

Eddie Radwanski, Head Coach [HHP] ...........................334-4474 ..................eddie_rad Siri Mullinix, Asst. Coach [HHP]......................................334-3121 .....................s_mullin

Dick Stewart, Assoc. AD - Public Affairs [HHP] ..............334-4464 ....................restewar Dawn Zamrik, Asst. AD - Public Affairs [WM] .................256-0550 ................... dbzamrik Neil Avent, Internal Relations [WM] ................................334-3420 .....................n_avent Joe Crump, External Relations [WM] .............................334-3252 ...................... jlcrump Tim McGuire, Corporate Sales & Marketing Specialist ..334-3397 ....................t_mcguir WEST MARKET STREET OFFICE FAX ..................334-3798 HHP OFFICE FAX ....................................................334-3182

Michael Parker, Head Coach [HHP] ...............................334-5222 ...................mhparker Justin Maullin, Asst. Coach [HHP] ..................................334-5258 ......................j_maulli

WOMEN’S SOCCER

SOFTBALL Jennifer Herzig, Head Coach [HHP] ...............................334-5057 ...................... jlherzig Holly Burris, Asst. Coach [HHP] .....................................334-5057 .....................hkburris

MEN’S TENNIS Thomas Mozur, Head Coach [HHP] ...............................334-4302 .....................tamozur

SPORTS INFORMATION

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Mike Hirschman, Sports Information Director [HHP] ......334-5615 ...................mwhirsch Hirschman’s Cell Phone ...........................................202-5331 Mark Kimmel, Asst. Sports Information Director [HHP] ..334-5615 ................. mdkimmel Kimmel’s Cell Phone ................................................207-2383 Jay D’Abramo, SID Intern [HHP] ....................................334-5615 ...................jedabram FAX...........................................................................334-3182

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Shawn Garus, Head Coach [HHP] .................................334-5303 ....................smgarus Skydra Orzen, Asst. Coach [HHP] ..................................334-3001 .....................shorzen

Jeff Trivette, Head Coach [HHP] ....................................334-5581 ................ uncgtennis

WRESTLING Tom Shifflet, Head Coach [HHP] ....................................334-5050 ....................... thshiffl Jason Loukides, Asst. Coach [HHP] ...............................334-5050 ......................jcloukid

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Terry Ackerman Faculty Athletics Rep.

Sylvia Mims Associate AD

Rod Wyatt Associate AD

Dick Stewart Associate AD

Cathy Roberts Associate AD

Christy Wilson Assistant AD

Dawn Zamrik Assistant AD

James Shipp Assistant AD

Josh Larsen Assistant AD

Jackie Walsh Assistant AD

Virginia Cornell Spartan Club Director

Erica Thornton Assoc. Trainer

John Comer Ticket Operations

Mike Hirschman Sports Info. Director

Mark Kimmel Assistant SID

Jay D’Abramo SID Intern

Jana Henderson Compliance Director

Neil Avent Internal Operations

Joanna Camp Academic Enhancement

Kwadjo Steele Academic Compliance

Jennifer Aguilar Operations

Linda Peronto Staff Secretary

Joann Cozart Staff Secretary

Paula Terrell Business Office

Teresa Wilson Spartan Club Asst.

Kate LaCoste AEP Intern

Katie Fritinger AEP Intern

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The overnight success of the UNCG athletics program has been some 60 years in the making. Spartan teams are big achievers in their 15th year in Division I competition. The success story however, began while UNCG was still the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina and intercollegiate competition for women was still in its infancy.

1940s

Nancy Porter may have been the first student-athlete in the modern sense of the word at UNCG. The Ohio native competed in national women’s golf tournaments as early as 1948.

1950s

Women’s College hosted the 10th national golf tournament in 1954 at the Starmount Country Club. The College fielded regionally competitive teams that had their beginnings in club sports, play days and other recreational events.

1960s

UNCG launched women’s basketball in 1963 under coach Ellen Griffin. Other early teams were tennis, golf and field hockey. LPGA Hall of Famer Carol Mann was a student at UNCG. She left school early to turn professional. The University became co-educational in 1963. Men’s athletics were added in 1967-68 and the intercollegiate program for men and women received formal recognition from the University. During the fall of 1967, the nickname Spartans was adopted, giving the athletic teams a “fierce mascot, while still preserving the heritage of the WC’s Minerva mark.” Men’s teams joined the Dixie Conference in 1968. Bowling was one of the early men’s teams.

1970s

The women’s basketball team finished fourth in the National Collegiate Tournament in 1971. The team was one of the first to compete with the five-player rule. The women’s golf team won the University’s first team national championship in 1973, coached by Nancy Porter and featuring future pro Donna Horton White. UNCG was a leader in forming the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW).

1980s

The men’s basketball team, coached by Larry Hargett, won the Dixie Conference Championship and competed in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 1980. Ryan Fox won the 1981 individual national title in Division III men’s golf. In the spring of 1981, the University streamlined its program from 12 to eight teams, all competing at the NCAA Division III level. The 1981-82 academic year was the first in which the NCAA sponsored women’s championships. The men’s soccer team was ranked in the national Top-20 for the first time in September of 1981. It did not leave the poll for another 10 years. Coached by Lynne Agee, in her first season, the women’s basketball team finished runner-up in the inaugural Division III championship in 1982. It was the first of seven straight NCAA trips for the team. With Mike Berticelli at the helm, UNCG captured its first men’s national championship in soccer in 1982 and then repeated in 1983. The women’s tennis team, under Agee’s direction, was the national runner-up in 1983. Nelson E. Bobb was hired as the first full-time athletic director in 1983. The women’s volleyball team posted a 34-3 record and reached the NCAA quarterfinals in 1984.

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Year in 1995 and Christine Hornak was the Player of the Year in 1997. Softball also captured four straight Big South Tournament championships in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Men’s soccer player Eddie Radwanski, the first two-time All-American in the program’s history, was the first pick in the Major Indoor Soccer League draft in 1985. Alejandro Under Michael Parker’s direction, the men’s soccer team became the first in NCAA history to win three consecutive national championships, in 1985, 1986 and 1987.

In just its fourth season, baseball claimed the Big South title and won two games in the 1994 NCAA Regionals. Mike Gaski was named Big South Coach of the Year.

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On April 15, 1995, men’s tennis captured the Big South Championship. On April 18, 1995, men’s and women’s golf sweep the Big South Tournament. Becky Morgan was named the league’s Player of the Year.

In February of 1987, the University announced the elevation of the athletic program from Division III to Division I, an unprecedented move in NCAA history.

Men’s basketball claimed back-to-back Big South regular season titles in 1995 and 1996. On March 2, 1996, men’s basketball knocked off Liberty, 79-53, to claim the Big South Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in Division I. The Spartans lost to Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament, 66-61. The five seniors from the team had their numbers honored. Scott Hartzell finished his career as the mens basketball’s all-time leading scorer with 1,539.

The women’s basketball team finished third in the nation after entering the NCAA Tournament unranked in 1988. The Division II era began in 1988-89 and women’s soccer was added to the program. The team wa ranked No. 13 nationally before ever playing a game. The men’s soccer team was runner-up in the 1989 Division II national tournament and Jason Haupt led all divisions in scoring.

1990s

The men’s and women’s soccer team were ranked No. 1 nationally in Division II at the same time in 1990.

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The women’s volleyball and basketball teams made Division II playoff appearances in 1990-91. Women’s golf returned to the athletic program and baseball was added in 1990-91. UNCG Soccer Stadium, a $3.6 million facility, opens for its first game on September 7, 1991, as the men’s team defeated Campbell, 3-1. Four days later, the Spartans stunned No. 2 NC State, 2-1. Men’s soccer’s Mike Gailey led all Division I players in scoring in 1991.

On April 15, 1996, women’s Golf wins the Big South Tournament. Becky Morgan was once again named the league’s Player of the Year. One day later, the UNCG men’s golf team won the Big South Tournament. Michael Way was the league’s Player of the Year.

Women’s golfer Becky Morgan earned her third straight Big South Player of the Year award in April 1997. Women’s tennis captured the 1997 Big South Women’s Tennis championship on April 19, 1997.

UNCG joined the Big South Conference in 1992, ending a four-year period as an independent.

On May 18, 1997, the UNCG baseball team won the Big South tournament championship with a 14-5 victory over Charleston Southern. Mike Gaski was named Big South Coach of the Year. Baseball earned a bid to the NCAA South I regional, and finished with a school-record 45 wins, including one at the NCAA regional. Pitcher Jason Parsons led the nation with 15 wins and was named third-team All-America.

Softball claimed the 1993 Big South regular season title. Brian Moehler became the first Spartan to sign a professional baseball contract after being drafted in the sixth round of the 1993 Major League draft by the Detroit Tigers. He made his “big league” debut in 1996, and pitched the first game ever in Comerica Park in 2000.

Wrestling, in its first year in the Southern Conference , tied for the 1997 SoCon title. Joe Stanton became the first and only three-time NCAA qualifier in UNCG history.

Men’s soccer won the 1993 Big South championship. Shawn Mahoney was named the tournament’s MVP. Women’s golf was ranked in the Top 20 nationally in the fall of 1993.

Women’s Soccer won its first Southern Conference Championship in 1997, while outscoring opponents, 24-0, in the SoCon Tournament. The team earned its first NCAA win with a 3-1 overtime upset of fifthseeded Duke.

Men’s soccer claims its second straight Big South championship on Nov. 5, 1994. Larry Feniger was named the tournament MVP. Women’s basketball claimed five straight Big South regular season titles in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997. Vickie Henson was named the league’s Player of the Year in 1993.

In 1997, Siggi Eyjolfsson becomes the first First-Team All-American in UNCG men’s soccer Division I history.

Volleyball won the 1995 Big South regular season championship with a record of 7-0. Liz Gremillion was named the league’s MVP.

UNCG women’s basketball defeated top-seeded Georgia Southern, 75-68, in the SoCon Tournament and earned its first-ever NCAA Division I Tournament bid in 1998.

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National Championships (6)

Tournament win, a 2-1 upset at Washington in the first round. In 1998, women’s soccer won its second straight SoCon title, and made its third straight NCAA appearance. On Feb. 12, 1999, the UNCG Baseball Stadium, a $5.4 million facility, opens to a crowd of 1,835. On Dec. 21, 1999, Lynne Agee’s women’s basketball squad defeats defending ACC champion Clemson in a thrilling come-from-behind overtime contest in Fleming Gym, 78-67.

Women’s Golf – 1973 (AIAW) Men’s Soccer – 1982 (NCAA III) Men’s Soccer – 1983 (NCAA III) Men’s Soccer – 1985 (NCAA III) Men’s Soccer – 1986 (NCAA III) Men’s Soccer – 1987 (NCAA III)

Conference Tournament Titles (36 overall; 24 in NCAA Division I)

Women’s Volleyball – 1981 Women’s Basketball – 1982 2000s Women’s Volleyball – 1982 In 2000, wrestler Dax Pecaro records his second straight undefeated season in the Southern Women’s Volleyball – 1983 Conference and wins the 184-pound title for the second year as well. Pecaro became the Women’s Basketball – 1983 Softball – 1983 fifth UNCG wrestler to win a match at the NCAA Tournament. Women’s Basketball – 1984 On Feb. 2, 2000, UNCG women’s basketball claimed a 77-71 victory at Appalachian State, Women’s Volleyball – 1984 Women’s Basketball – 1985 the program’s 500th overall win. Women’s Basketball – 1987 Women’s Basketball – 1988 In April 2000, UNCG women’s golf comes within one stroke on the final hole of upsetting Softball – 1988 Men’s Soccer – 1993 ** six-time champion Furman. The team set a new school-record for low round (292) and Softball – 1994 ** tournament (901) at the championship. Women’s Soccer – 1994 ** November 2000, the women’s soccer team wins its third SoCon title in four years and upset Men’s Soccer – 1994 ** Softball – 1995 ** No. 21 William & Mary in Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, becoming Men’s Golf – 1995 ** the only team in UNCG history to advance to the second round of an NCAA Division I Women’s Golf – 1995 ** Tournament twice. Men’s Tennis – 1995 ** Men’s Basketball – 1996 ** On March 4, 2001, the men’s basketball team won its first Southern Conference champion- Men’s Golf – 1996 ** ship on David Schuck’s buzzer-beating layup. The team went on to play top-ranked Stanford Women’s Golf – 1996 ** in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, its second trip to the “Big Dance” in five years. Softball – 1996 ** Women’s Soccer –1996 ** Guard Nathan Jameson was named first-team Verizon Academic All-America. Men’s Soccer – 1996 ** Baseball – 1997 ** In April 2001, the men’s tennis team tied for the SoCon regular season championship with Women’s Tennis – 1997 ** Softball – 1997 ** Furman, after posting a 9-1 mark in league play. Head coach Jeff Trivette was named the Women’s Soccer –1997 SoCon Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year. Men’s Soccer –1998 In May 2001, Leigh Irwin, the SoCon Player of the Year in 2000, finishes her softball career Women’s Soccer –1998 Women’s Basketball – 1998 as the only player in SoCon history to reach the century mark in stolen bases with 103. Men’s Basketball –2001 Women’s Soccer – 2001 In June 2001, golfer Karl Mitchell was named a second-team Academic All-American. Women’s Soccer – 2003

On Nov. 11, 2001, UNCG women’s soccer captured the 2001 SoCon Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament to play North Carolina. Senior goalkeeper Kat Clewley was named the Tournament MVP. Fellow senior Lynsey McLean was named the league’s Player of the Year. On Feb. 11, 2002, men’s soccer player AlejanMoreno was selected by the L.A. Galaxy in the third round of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft.

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On March 13 and 14, 2002, the men’s and women’s basketball teams both received their first-ever invitations to the NIT and WNIT, resepectively. The men’s team played eventual-champion Memphis, while the women’s team faced Virginia Tech. In November 2002, Chris Goos was named the SoCon Men’s Soccer Player of the Year after leading the nation in scoring with 20 goals and 20 assists. Goos was also named a secondteam All-American. On November 19, 2002, the men’s basketball 28 • 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Women’s Tennis Media Guide

Conference Reg. Season Titles (70 overall; 36 in NCAA Division I) Men’s Tennis – 1974 Men’s Basketball – 1981 Men’s Tennis – 1981 Women’s Volleyball – 1981 Men’s Soccer – 1981 Women’s Basketball – 1982 Softball – 1982 Women’s Tennis – 1982 Women’s Volleyball – 1982 Women’s Basketball – 1983 Softball – 1983 Women’s Tennis – 1983 Women’s Volleyball – 1983 Men’s Soccer – 1983 Women’s Basketball – 1984 Softball – 1984 Men’s Tennis – 1984 Women’s Tennis – 1984 Women’s Volleyball – 1984 Men’s Soccer – 1984 Women’s Basketball – 1985 Women’s Tennis – 1985 Men’s Soccer – 1985 Men’s Tennis – 1986 Women’s Tennis – 1986 Men’s Soccer – 1986 Men’s Basketball – 1987

Women’s Basketball – 1987 Women’s Tennis – 1987 Men’s Soccer – 1987 Men’s Basketball – 1988 Women’s Basketball – 1988 Men’s Tennis – 1988 Women’s Tennis – 1988 Softball – 1993 Women’s Basketball – 1993 Men’s Soccer – 1993 Women’s Soccer – 1993 Women’s Basketball – 1994 Baseball – 1994 ** Men’s Soccer – 1994 Women’s Soccer – 1994 Men’s Basketball – 1995 Women’s Basketball – 1995 Softball – 1995 Men’s Soccer – 1995 Women’s Soccer – 1995 Volleyball – 1995 Men’s Basketball – 1996 Women’s Basketball – 1996 Softball – 1996 Men’s Soccer – 1996 Women’s Soccer – 1996 Softball – 1997 Baseball – 1997 Women’s Basketball – 1997 ** Women’s Soccer – 1997 ** Men’s Soccer - 1997 ** Women’s Basketball – 1998 ** Baseball – 1998 ** Women’s Soccer – 1998 ** Men’s Soccer – 1998 ** Women’s Basketball – 1999 ** Women’s Soccer – 2000 ** Men’s Tennis – 2001 ** Women’s Soccer – 2001 ** Women’s Basketball – 2002 ** Men’s Basketball – 2002 Men’s Soccer – 2004 ** Women’s Soccer – 2004 ** ** denotes officially recognized conference champion (Big South used tournament champions, while SoCon uses regular season for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and volleyball.)

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team defeated Wagner, 84-65, in the first round of the Preseason NIT in Fleming Gymnasium. It marked UNCG’s first ever win in the NIT. The Spartans advanced to play at Kansas in the second round. On November 21, 2002, men’s soccer player Cliff Patterson was named third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American after scoring 17 goals on the season. On Feb. 23, 2003, softball’s Amber Watson tossed a perfect game against Toledo in a 2-0 win. Watson struck out 17 batters, including the game’s first nine. On Feb. 27, 2003, James Maye broke the men’s basketball all-time scoring record with 17 points against Furman. Maye recorded a triple-double in the game with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He finished his career with 1,574 points. On May 7, 2003, Jennifer Hubbard was named the SoCon’s Softball Player of the Year after hitting .384 with 10 home runs and 30 runs batted in. Penny Thompson ended her standout career as the SoCon’s all-time home run leader with 36. On May 25, 2003, softball’s Jennifer Moran earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. On May 30, 2003, pitcher/outfielder Ryan Gordon was named first-team All-America by Louisville Slugger. The junior hit .416 on the season and captured the SoCon’s batting crown, the first in school history to do so. Gordon was also named third-team All-America by Baseball America. In November 2003, the UNCG women’s soccer team won the Southern Conference Tournament title to earn its third trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last four years. The Spartans defeated arch-rival Furman, 2-0, to win the SoCon crown. UNCG followed that with a first round NCAA Tournament win over Wake Forest, 2-1, before losing to eventual-National Champion North Carolina in the second round. It marked the third time that the Spartans had advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. On January 7, 2004, UNCG women’s basketball coach Lynne Agee won her 500th game as a head coach when her Spartans defeated Furman, 63-60, in a SoCon tilt at Fleming Gymnasium. Agee became just the 23rd women’s basketball coach in NCAA history to achieve the milestone, joining the likes of legends Texas’ Jody Conradt, Tennessee’s Pat Summit, UConn’s Geno Auriemma, Louisiana Tech’s Leon Barmore, North Carolina State’s Kay Yow and UNC Chapel Hill’s Sylvia Hatchell. On January 31, 2004, UNCG defeated UNC Chapel Hill for the first time in the sport of Wrestling. After the match ended in a 20-20 tie, UNCG won the match on a tie-breaker, marking the first time the Spartans had defeated the Tar Heels in seven tries. It was UNCG’s first win over an ACC school in five years. Kevin Artis’ 24-9 win in the final bout of the match tied the overall score and provided the only technical fall of the match, giving UNCG the edge in the tie-breaker.

Brian Moehler

On February 23, 2004, Jay Joseph became UNCG’s all-time leading scorer, eclipsing the mark held by his former teammate James Maye set one year earlier. Joseph finished his career with 1,646 points. He also finished first all-time at UNCG in games played, field goals made and field goal attempts. In March 2004, Darren Burns was named the SoCon Freshman Wrestler of the Year, UNCG’s first wrestling Freshman of the Year since joining the SoCon.

2004-05 Season

On September 25, 2004, as part of the fifth induction class into the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame, Lynne Agee became the first active head coach to be enshrined in the UNCG Hall. Agee was inducted along with the 1982 men’s soccer team, the 1973 women’s golf team and deceased administrator David Knight.

minutes into the contest was the lone tally as UNCG defeated rival-UNC Chapel Hill, 1-0, in front of a crowd of 2,608 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. The crowd was the largest at UNCG Soccer Stadium since 1999. The win gave UNCG its fourth win of the season over an ACC-member squad. On October 17, 2004, UNCG received its first No. 1 national ranking since moving to Division I. The men’s soccer team received its first Division I top ranking and became a consensus No. 1 a day later when all four major soccer polls – College Soccer News, Soccer America, Soccer Times and the NSCAA Coaches’ Poll – all listed the Spartans atop the national rankings. UNCG remained a consensus No. 1 for two more weeks and a top-ranked team for a fourth week before seeing its 18-match unbeaten streak snapped. The Spartans would evevntually earn the SoCon’s first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament, garnering a No. 8 seed. UNCG advanced to the third round of the tournament, before suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime loss to UC Santa Barbara, the eventual national runner-up. On October 31, 2004, UNCG wrapped up its fourth Southern Conference women’s soccer regular season crown in an eight-year span with a convincing 7-0 win over The Citadel in Charleston. Rakel Logadottir would finish the season as UNCG’s all-time leader in career assists. On November 3, 2004, UNCG’s Amy Carnell and Karla Davis swept the 2004 SoCon Women’s Soccer Player and Freshman of the Year honors. A week later, Randi Patterson and Matt Smith were named the 2004 SoCon Men’s Soccer Player and Freshman of the Year, respectively. It marked the first time one school had swept all four awards. Patterson went on to earn several All-American honors.

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In December 2004, men’s soccer coach Michael Parker was named the NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year. Parker had earlier been named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Freshmen Kyle Hines and Kristen Boone swept the SoCon’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Freshman of fthe Year honors in February. Hines set school and SoCon records for blocks in a season with 106, while Boone recorded 121 steals to set a new school record. Her total was the fourth-highest single-season total recorded by a freshman in NCAA history. Joe Kemmerer, Daren Burns and Joe Lowe all qualified for the NCAA Wrestling Championships in March. Burns had the best showing of the three, advancing to the quarterfinals of the 197-lb. class. He wound up in the fourth round of the wrestlebacks and finished the season with a 30-6 mark. Two months later, Burns was the surprise of the Pan American Wrestling Championships, finishing third for Team USA at the international competition held in Guatemala City, Guatemala. In May, Charles Jones became the first Spartan to qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Championships. After winning the SoCon Championship in the triple jump to qualify for NCAA Regional competition, Jones outlasted a two-hour thunderstorm delay and recorded a jump of 15.35 meters to break a tie for fifth-place and earn automatic qualification into the National Championship meet in Sacramento. Earlier in the meet, Jones had leaped a school-record 15.50 meters. Jones eventually finished the national championship meet in 23rd place. In June, Chris Mason was drafted in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft, being selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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Team Inductions 1973 Women’s Golf Team, 2004 Won the first national championship of any kind for UNCG, competing in the AIAW National Tournament in Massachusetts. Defeated Rollins College on the final hole for the championship.

1982 Men’s Soccer Team, 2004 Won the NCAA Division III National Championship without a home field... facilities at UNCG were under renovation at the time, forcing the team to play its games at near-by Grimsley High School... the team finished19-3-0, including a 3-0 win over Wake Forest during the regular season and a 2-1 win over Plymouth State in double overtime in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Individual Inductions Lynne Agee - Women’s Basketball Coach, 2004 The first active head coach to be enshrined... first coach in NCAA history to lead her team to the NCAA Tournament in all three divisions... more than 500 career wins to her credit.

Jim Allen - Administrator, 2003 Former vice chancellor for Student Affairs... had oversight on program’s move from Division III to I.

Lynne Agee

Jim Allen

Maxine Allen

Mike Berticelli

Mike Burke

Marge Burns

Renee Coltrane

Wendy Engelmannn-Gettings

Mike Fleming

Belmar Gunderson

Maxine Allen - Amateur Athlete, 2001 Garnered national attention as duckpin bowler... set world records and earned a top national ranking.

Mike Berticelli - Men’s Soccer Coach, 2000 Led UNCG to Division III national championships in 1982 and 1983... guided UNCG to 70-9-5 record (86.3%) in four seasons.

Mike Burke - Supporter, 2001 Led UNCG’s charge in scholarship fundraising... created first athletic endowment in 1987... raised funds toward a total endowment now valued at more than $4 million.

Marge Burns - Amateur Athlete, 2000 Holds record of 10 North Carolina State Amateur Golf titles ... named Carolinas Outstanding Amateur five times ... qualified and played in 14 USGA Amateur Championships, as well as six US Open Tournaments.

Renee Coltrane - Women’s Basketball, 2001 1983-84 All-American as a junior ... first women’s basketball player to exceed 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.

Wendy Engelmann-Gettings - Women’s Basketball, 2002 Scored 1,378 points and dished out a school-record 574 assists.

Mike Fleming - Supporter, 2000 UNCG supporter for more than two decades ... UNCG named its basketball gymnasium the Michael Fleming Gymnasium on December 1, 1994.

Belmar Gunderson - Amateur Athlete, 2000 Participated from 1952-56 at Women’s College ... competed in four Wimbledons and 11 United States Lawn Tennis National Championships (now U.S. Open).

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Individual Inductions (cont.) Jason Haupt - Men’s Soccer, 2001 Two-time first-team All-American ... led UNCG to a Division III national championship in 1987... UNCG’s all-time leader in goals scored with 77.

Winn Hazelgrove - Softball, 2005 Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American honoree... one of UNCG’s greatest softball players, still ranking in the Top 10 in 20 statistical catagories at the time of her induction (10 years after her graduation).

Jason Haupt

Winn Hazelgrove

Pat Hielscher

Elizabeth House

Pat Hielscher - Women’s Volleyball Coach, 2001 Coached UNCG’s first volleyball team in 1970 ... guided Spartans to a 106-30 record and a NCAIAW state title in 1974.

Elizabeth House - Media / Supporter, 2003 Former sports writer for The Carolinian and The News & Record covering UNCG athletics.

Lewis Johnstone - Men’s Soccer, 2000 Led UNCG to three straight national playoff appearances ... third all-time leading scorer in team history with 66 goals and 24 assists.

Ellie Jones - Women’s Tennis, Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey, 2003 One of UNCG’s most versatile student-athletes ever as she excelled in tennis, basketball and field hockey from 1969-73.

Dr. David B. Knight - Administrator, 2004

Lewis Johnstone

Not only a leader in the transition from Division III to DIvision I, but a leader on the national scene as UNCG’s long-time Faculty Athletics Representative... became the only FAR to serve on the Division I, II and III levels... served as chair of the NCAA’s first Division I Academics / Eligibility / Compliance Cabinet and served as a consultant to the NCAA on numerous academic reform issues (for whom the current Knight Commission was named.)

Ethel Martus Lawther - Administrator, 2003 Served 26 years as head of Department of Physical Education (1948-71)... developed both men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs after Woman’s College became UNCG in 1963.

Dr. David Knight

Ethel Martus Lawther

Carol Mann

Andrew Mehalko

Carol Mann - Women’s Golf, 2002 LPGA Hall of Fame member... earned 38 LPGA victories in 22 years on tour.

Andrew Mehalko - Men’s Soccer, 2002 Led UNCG to 1983, 1985 and 1986 NCAA Division III National Championships.

Tom Martin - Men’s Basketball / Supporter, 2002 UNCG’s first male president of Alumni Board of Directors... served as tri-captain of the first two UNCG men’s basketball teams.

Jill Masterman - Field Hockey, 2000 Played on field hockey team for four years and was a co-captain as a senior in 1977.

Brian Moehler - Baseball, 2005

Tom Martin

Jill Masterman

Brian Moehler

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Individual Inductions (cont.) Chancellor Emeritus, William E. Moran - Administrator, 2000 Served as Chancellor from 1979-94... guided UNCG from Division III to Division I in 1991... created the Spartan Club.

Laura Mussulman - Women’s Soccer, 2002 Member of first women’s soccer team... UNCG’s first great goalkeeper with 18 career shutouts.

Laura Mussulman

Michael Parker - Men’s Soccer Coach, 2005 Second active coach to be inducted (first male)... winner of more than 400 collegiate matches, including more than 300 at UNCG... led Spartans to NCAA Division III National Championship in 1985, 1986 and 1987.

Angie Polk-Jones - Women’s Basketball, 2000 Led UNCG to a 93-22 mark in her four years (1985-89) ... Division III All-American as a junior... UNCG’s all-time leading scorer with 1,585 points.

Angie Polk-Jones

Nancy Porter, Women’s Golf Coach, 2005 One of the pioneers of women’s athletics at UNCG... coached the UNCG women’s golf team to the 1973 national championship... also considered on of UNCG’s first student-athletes, participating in women’s golf in the 1940’s.

Eddie Radwanski - Men’s Soccer, 2000 Led UNCG to back-to-back Division III national championships in 1982 and 1983... two-time Division III All-American (1983 and 1984) ... No. 1 draft pick in the 1985 Major Indoor Soccer League draft by the Dallas Sidekicks.

Eddie Radwanski

Bruce Shaw - Men’s Basketball, 2000 Led UNCG’s first-ever men’s basketball teams ... scored 1,401 points, becoming UNCG’s first 1,000 point scorer ... two-time All-Dixie Conference honoree.

Rita Wiggs - Women’s Basketball, 2000 Led UNCG to state NCAIAW title and AIAW Regional appearance in 1972 ... led UNCG in scoring for four straight seasons and finished with 1,347 career points.

Donna Friesen Wigton - Volleyball, 2003 Volleyball standout at UNCG from 1970-73 ... active contributor to volleyball through coaching, as a referee and scorekeeper in 1996 Olymnpics and World University Games.

“The Big Five” Chuck Hayes - Supporter, 2000 Mike Weaver - Supporter, 2000 Jim Melvin - Supporter, 2000 Stanley Frank - Supporter, 2000 Charlie Reid - Supporter, 2000

Donna Friesen Wigton

Jim Melvin

Helped establish NCAA Division I athletic programs at UNCG through scholarship funding and support.

About the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame The purpose of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those special individuals, who through their superior athletic achievements or by their outstanding service, have made long-lasting, exemplary contributions to the UNCG athletics program. Persons to be recognized for the excellence of their achievements may include former athletes, coaches, administrators and other individuals who brought recognition and honor to both themselves and to UNCG.

Nominations should be sent to: Hall of Fame Committee - c/o Rod Wyatt UNCG Department of Athletics PO Box 26168 Greensboro, NC 27402

Charlie Reid

Mike Weaver

Stanley Frank

Additional Information Available Through: Phone: 336-256-0108 E-mail: jrwyatt@uncg.edu or on-line at www.uncgspartans.com

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At the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, it is the athletic department’s goal to see that UNCG student-athletes graduate with a degree in their chosen field. The demands of integrating athletic competition, academic success and personal growth are challenging. The Academic Enhancement Program (AEP) bridges the gap between education, athletics and other university programs. The primary goal of the AEP is to help studentathletes make satisfactory progress toward graduation while providing the education and services they need to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle amid the demands of an NCAA Division I institution. AEP focuses on the whole individual – academic, athletic, and emotional – in the years during and after college. AEP firmly believes that there is a direct relationship between quality of effort (both academic and athletic) and performance. AEP considers the results achieved in the classroom to be a direct reflection on UNCG’s athletic program. Through AEP, students explore university programs, options and opportunities, although UNCG studentathletes are expected to take responsibility for their own actions and decisions. They are expected to represent themselves, their team, ICA and UNCG in a manner that consistently promotes honesty, fairness, trust, respect and responsibility. Services provided by the AEP staff include: • Facilitate positive freshman experience through participation in SOAR (Spartan Orientation, Advising and Registration) & UNS (University Studies - required of all freshmen student-athletes); • Provide academic support helping student-athletes utilize campus support systems; • Monitor academic progress of student-athletes through 5 & 10 week reports; • Provide a monitored structured study area where student-athletes can work; • Facilitate student-athlete’s exploration of academic interests, majors, & career options to allow him/her to graduate with a meaningful degree; • Work with student-athletes to help them understand degree audit sheets, degree evaluations and the impact those have on working toward graduation. Student-Athlete Responsibilities include: • Complete Virtual Advising before SOAR; • Be familiar with different programs, majors and options available; • Choose a major that blends student’s own interests and strengths; • Explore academic options with academic advisor

“The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) is actively engaged in the University community and is committed to the development of a competitive Division I program that is nationally recognized as a leader in the welfare of our student-athletes and professional staff. Mirroring the University, ICA is a community of students and professionals of diverse backgrounds embracing an informed appreciation of different views and cultures, as well as their own. Their quality of experiences will encompass the social, aesthetic and ethical development of all individuals represented in the program regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, political orientation or sexual orientation. “A founding guideline of Division I athletics at UNCG states that, the student-athlete is first and foremost a student. ICA makes every effort to provide an environment for learning where the student-athlete’s responsibilities are integral to their educational success inside and outside the formal classroom. The University provides numerous academic support programs aimed at assisting a student’s academic growth. ICA seeks to further assist student-athletes by enhancing current academic programs and providing educational initiatives supplemental to those offered by the University. These initiatives are designed to stimulate intellectual, social, cultural, gender and personal development of the studentathlete. The goals of these programs are to promote the graduation of student-athletes at a rate equal to or greater than the overall undergraduate student population. A special emphasis is placed on maintaining comparable graduation rates for student-athletes in every demographic group.” - Excerpt from UNCG’s ICA Department Philosophy in his/her major; • Monitor their own academic progress with instructors and advisors; • Participate in structured study during the fall semester of their freshman year.

Academic Excellence AEP works to support the academic progress of student-athletes toward intellectual development and graduation. At UNCG, the Student Academic Services, Learning Assistance Center, Counseling and Testing Center, Speaking Center and Writing Center help AEP provide information in the following areas: • Structured study; • Academic agendas; • Goal setting; • Time management; • Study skills; • Tutoring; • Study groups; • Progress reports (for all student-athletes in all courses twice per semester);

Academic Development AEP encourages student-athletes to develop and pursue career goals and life goals. The School of Education’s Counseling and Educational Development Department, Business and Career Services’ representatives provide student-athletes with a variety of experiences, including: • CED 210: Career and Life Planning; • Field experiences; • Career Day. AEP’s staff includes a director, an assistant academic coordinator, graduate interns, daytime and Sunday night structured study monitors and tutors. The staff includes professionals who provide various services such as academic advising, career counseling, individual and small group tutoring, classroom instruction and other support services. www.uncgspartans.com

Academic Advising Freshmen and sophomores without a declared major will be advised through the College of Arts and Sciences. All other student-athletes follow the normal procedures for university academic advising concerning schedules, possible class choices, degree requirements, etc. AEP staff monitor academic progress, advise and counsel student-athletes and serve as a liaison between ICA and the academic community. Progress letters are sent to faculty requesting input such as grades, attendance, etc. Students are assigned tutors in any problem areas.

Office of Academic Compliance UNCG’s newest addition to its academic services, the Academic Compliance Office is charged with monitoring and evaluating issues related to the continuing eligibility of the student-athletes and completing NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) reporting forms regarding continuing eligibility and retention. Academic Compliance also works closely with student-athletes who are identified as needing extra attention while adjusting academically and socially. The goal of the Academic Compliance Office is to serve as a bridge for UNCG’s student-athletes and assist in connecting them with the appropriate campus-based support service dependent upon their specific needs. The main goal of this office is to assist student-athletes in their pursuit of a degree and ensure compliance with University and NCAA guidelines. The Academic Compliance office relies on a combination of professionals and offices across campus to be successful in delivering quality guidance and assistance to our student-athletes in a timely fashion. The staff provides a wide array of services and programs that are geared towards developing the fundamental skills needed to be successful in college both as a student and an athlete. As a whole, the University community must strive to reach the ultimate goal of “being recognized in Division I as a national leader in the welfare of the student-athlete.” 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Tennis Media Guide • 33


James Shipp

Erica Thornton

Assistant Athletic Director / Athletic Trainer

Associate Athletic Trainer

James Shipp begins his fourth year as UNC Greensboro’s head athletic trainer in 2005-06 and eighth year overall as the athletic trainer with responsibilities that include men’s basketball coverage. Shipp is also in his third year as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Welfare. As Assistant Athletic Director, Shipp oversees the Spartan student-athletes’ physical and mental development through administrative oversight of the Spartan Strength and Conditioning Program, advising the Student-Athlete Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics (SACIA), and managing the Spartan CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) Program. The goal of this program is to comprehensively develop well-rounded student-athletes who are prepared for successful transition from high school to highly-achieving collegiate athletics and finally to fulfilled adult lives. As the Spartan CHAMPS Program director, Shipp oversees the development and implementation of student-athlete life skills training which include: sports psychology, sports nutrition, career development, personal development, academic success, diversity training, and community service. In his role as head athletic trainer, Shipp oversees a staff of six Certified Athletic Trainers who are responsible for tending to the medical needs of the UNCG student-athlete including evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries. Shipp has primary medical oversight of the men’s basketball team. Shipp came to UNCG from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in August of 1998. In his previous position, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Blazer football and track and field teams. Prior to his work in Birmingham, Shipp served as an intern athletic trainer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football team. From 1993 to 1994, he worked as an athletic trainer in the Cape Cod Baseball League, a collegiate all-star summer league in New England. Shipp is an advisory board member of the Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation, and he serves as an adjunct professor in UNCG’s Athletic Training Education Program. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association who is licensed to practice athletic training by the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainers. A native of Fayetteville, NC, Shipp earned a bachelor of arts degree in physical education with a minor in chemistry from North Carolina in 1995. He then went on to earn a master of arts degree in exercise physiology from UAB in 1998. Shipp and his wife, Jen Palancia Shipp, reside in Greensboro.

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Erica Thornton, the Associate Head Athletic Trainer at UNC Greensboro, begins her fourth year with the Spartans in 2005-06. Thornton is primarily responsible for the women’s basketball program and serves as coordinator for the intercollegiate excess insurance policy, as well as supervisor for two assistant athletic trainers that provide services to women’s soccer, softball, tennis, and men’s soccer. She also serves as an approved Clinical Instructor for the entry-level master’s program in athletic training. Prior to her time at UNCG, Thornton spent three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Appalachian State, beginning in 1999. Her primary responsibilities were with volleyball and women’s basketball. In addition, Thornton served on the faculty in the HLES Department, and managed secondary insurance and drug testing for the athletic department. Thornton came to ASU following three years as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida where she earned a master’s of science in athletic training. At Florida, she served as a teaching assistant and instructor while dealing with training responsibilities for the women’s swimming and diving team. She is a 1996 graduate of SUNY Brockport with a degree in health science, concentration in athletic training. While at Brockport, Thornton was a member of the women’s tennis team. She has been a certified member of NATA since 1996 and licensed to practice athletic training in North Carolina since 1999.

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About The Spartan Club The Spartan Club is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to secure scholarship support for the 16 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletic programs at UNCG. UNCG proudly proclaims that 100 percent of Spartan Club contributions go directly to athletic scholarships for deserving studentathletes. Throughout the year the Spartan Club hosts pre-game socials, special events, and fundraisers to promote interest and participation in the overall athletic program. Spartan Club members include UNCG alumni, faculty and staff, friends, former student-athletes, parents, businesses, corporations, and other leaders in our community.

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Methods of Giving Cash, Checks and Credit Card Gifts: Provide immediate help for all 16 UNCG athletic programs through the support of student athletic scholarships. Payments may be spread over the course of a fiscal year (July 1-June 30), but all pledges must be paid by June 30. The University can accept cash, checks (made out to the UNCG Spartan Club) as well as credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa).

Matching Gifts: Many companies have a matching gift program that doubles the value of your gift at no extra cost to you. Ask your employer for information concerning a matching gift for higher education in support of scholarships for student-athletes. Be sure to enclose your matching gift form with application and donation. You will be recognized by the Spartan Club at the level of your gift plus the match.

Named Endowed Scholarships: Pay tribute to someone’s life and accomplishments or leave your own legacy while strengthening UNCG’s athletic program. The Spartan Club Director can assist you with making this kind of gift.

Special Gifts: Gifts such as real estate, stocks and bequest are appreciated and accepted. Contact the Spartan Club Director for specific details.

Spartan Club Membership Benefits

Annual Scholarship Level

Golden Spartans

Spartan 200

Fighting Spartans

Blue and Gold

Century Spartans and Varsity Club

($10,000 4 year pledge)

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* Members contributing $250 or more annually are eligible for membership at the Campus Recreation Center for an additional $200 per person. ** Campus Recreation Center membership available at no extra cost. Call the Spartan Club for details

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Endowed Athletic Scholarships A named endowment to support athletic scholarships may be created with a commitment of $50,000 or more. The endowment generates income that is awarded to studentathletes on an annual basis.

Lynne C. Agee Fund

Established by friends and family of Lynne Agee to honor her service to UNCG. The recipient of this scholarship will be a member of the women’s basketball team. Lynne is starting her 24th season as coach of the Spartans women’s basketball team. She is among the most successful Division I coaches in North Carolina and the country. She was the first women’s basketball coach to lead a school to the NCAA Tournament in all three divisions. She has led her teams to 13 conference championships. In January 2004, Lynne became the 23rd coach in NCAA women’s basketball history to reach the 500-win plateau.

James H. Allen Fund

Established by friends and family of Jim Allen in honor of his years of service to UNCG. Annual recipient of the fund is a member of the women’s soccer team. Jim came to UNCG in 1967 to serve as Presbyterian campus minister. He was named Dean of Students in 1971 and two years later was appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, a position he held for 22 years until his retirement. Jim was one of the staunch supporters of UNCG’s move to Division I athletics.

Alma W. Barrier Fund

Established by friends and family in memory of Alma Barrier. The recipient of the scholarship is a member of the women’s basketball team. Originally from Dunn, NC, Alma attended Dunn High School where she averaged over 20 points a game as a member of the women’s basketball team. Alma attended Woman’s College for two years, graduated from Campbell University with a degree in elementary education and taught school for five years. Alma spent nearly 40 years in Greensboro, living life to its fullest and raising her family. Alma was a top ranked state tennis player and was also an avid golfer, belonging to many ladies organizations. She was past club champion at four different golf clubs. Alma’s love for athletics and in particular UNCG women’s basketball was evident as she rarely missed a home game. As a loyal UNCG women’s basketball fan the establishment of this endowment was extremely important to her.

Smith Barrier Fund

Established by friends and family in memory of longtime Greensboro Daily News sports editor, Smith Barrier. Two annual scholarships are awarded in men’s basketball and men’s or women’s golf. Barrier was named sports editor of the Greensboro Record in 1942. He became sports editor of the Greensboro Daily News two years later and served as executive sports editor of the News & Record from 1966 until retirement in 1980. He died in 1989 at age 72. In 1999 he was honored posthumously by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with the Curt Gowdy Media Award.

Aaron Michael Bobb Fund

Established by friends and family of UNCG Athletic Director Nelson E. Bobb and alumna Christine Hagan. The fund was created in their honor and in memory of their son, Aaron. The annual recipient is the student-athlete(s) with the top GPA the prior year.

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Mike and Nancy Burke Fund

Established by High Point residents Mike and Nancy Burke, it was the first endowed fund created at UNCG for athletics. The fund benefits a women’s basketball player. Mike is the retired Vice President of Greensboro’s Mayer Textile Machine Corporation. He has served on the UNCG Excellence Foundation and the Spartan Club Board where he has been instrumental in fund-raising efforts. In 2001 he was inducted into the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame.

Michael B. Fleming Athletic Scholarship Fund

Established by Mike Fleming. Recipients of the scholarship will be members of the women’s basketball team and the men’s wrestling team. Mike is the retired President of Fleming-Shaw Transfer & Storage. He has served as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, Excellence Foundation, and is a charter member of the Spartan Club. The University has honored him in several ways: the gymnasium is named for him, he was inducted into the charter class of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame, and he was awarded an honorary degree at the May 2002 commencement exercises.

Robert A. and Mary C. Fleming Fund

Established by Michael B. Fleming and Robert A. Fleming, Jr. in memory of their parents. Recipients of the fund are members of the men’s basketball and baseball teams.

Stanley and Dorothy Frank Fund

Established by friends and family in honor of Stanley and Dorothy Frank. Awarded annually to a men’s baseball player. Stanley is the retired Chairman of Carolina By-Products. He is a former member of the Excellence Foundation, a charter member of the Spartan Club, and a member of the “Big Five,” a group of supporters who helped UNCG fund its Division I scholarship program. This group was selected as part of the charter class of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame. At the May 2002 commencement exercises Stanley was awarded an honorary degree from the University.

J. Douglas Galyon Fund

Established in honor of Doug Galyon, a chief supporter of the move to Division I athletics. Recipient of the fund is a member of the wrestling team. Doug is the former Director of Public Affairs at Guilford Mills and a former board member of the Excellence Foundation and Spartan Club and is a current member of the Board of Visitors and a consultant to Guilford Mills.

Ellen Griffin Fund

Established by UNCG Alumni Association board member Sue Rice of Florida in honor and memory of Ellen Griffin. The scholarship supports a member of the women’s golf team. Ellen Griffin, an alumna of Woman’s College, taught at the University and later opened her own golf teaching facility. In 1962 she was named LPGA Teacher of the Year. Sue Rice was a student of Ellen Griffin’s. She is a former teacher and physical therapist; within the last 10 years she opened a private art gallery in Palm Beach, Florida.

Lester Earl Gross III Athletic Scholarship Fund

Established by friends and family in memory of Lester Gross, class of 1980 graduate, former UNCG soccer player and devoted UNCG athletics fan. Lester was a member of the Young Alumni Council, the Alumni Association and the Spartan Club. This fund will be awarded to a member of the men’s soccer team.

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Charles A. Hayes Fund

Established in honor of Chuck Hayes. Recipient is a member of the men’s basketball team. Chuck Hayes was the Chairman of Guilford Mills. He was a former Chairman of the UNCG Board of Trustees, and served on the Excellence Foundation and Spartan Advisory Board. Hayes was another of the “Big Five” supporters who were selected for the charter class of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame. In 1998 he received an honorary degree from the University.

David Bates Knight Endowment

Established by friends and family in memory of Dr. David Knight. Annual recipient of the fund will be a rising junior or senior student-athlete majoring in science. Dr. Knight served the UNCG for thirty-six years as a chemistry professor and ambassador of the advancement of science. Since 1985, he also served as the University’s first full-time Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR). Dr. Knight served as President of the FAR Association, completing eight years as an officer, and was the first Chair of the NCAA Division I Cabinet on Academics, Eligibility and Compliance, holding this position for two consecutive terms.

C. Thomas and Mary Martin Fund

Established by alumni Tom and Mary Martin, this scholarship is awarded to a member of the women’s basketball team. Tom, former Director of Planning for the city of Greensboro, played on the University’s first men’s basketball team. Tom became the first man to serve as president of UNCG’s Alumni Association. He has headed the Spartan Club and served on the University planning council. He was inducted into the 2002 class of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame. Mary is the former Executive Director of School Improvement for the Guilford County School System.

Karl Mayer Fund

Established by Mayer Textile Machine Corporation to support men’s soccer. The fund honors the late Karl Mayer, the founder of Mayer Textile. Before his death in 1995, Mayer lived in Obertshausen, Germany. He was a distinguished member of his community and devoted his life to his company and its associates.

Jim Melvin Fund

Established in honor of Jim Melvin, a chief supporter of the move to Division I athletics. Annual recipient is a member of the men’s or women’s golf teams. Former Greensboro mayor and banker, Jim is the President of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation. He is a former member of the UNCG Board of Trustees and Excellence Foundation and a charter member of the Spartan Club. He is one of the Spartan Club’s “Big Five” supporters who were inducted into the charter class of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame.

Victor M. Nussbaum, Jr. Fund

Established by the late Vic Nussbaum, an ardent supporter of UNCG and its athletic program. Recipient is a member of the men’s basketball team. Vic was a former Greensboro mayor and founder and chairman of Southern Foods. He served on the University’s Investment Fund Committee and the Excellence Foundation. His wife, Pat, an alumna of the University, serves on the Weatherspoon Gallery Association Board.

Nancy Ann Porter Fund

Established in memory of Nancy Porter by her sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Art Evans of Fort Myers, FL. Awarded annually to a women’s golfer. Nancy was an alumna of Woman’s College, earning two degrees. She was a physical education faculty member at the University and coached the women’s golf team to a national championship in 1973. After leaving UNCG, she had a second career in the human services field, working with chemically dependent individuals.

Charles M. Reid Fund

Established in honor of Charlie Reid, retired Chairman of United Guaranty Corporation and chief supporter of the move to Division I athletics. Recipient is a member of the men’s or women’s basketball or golf teams. Charlie is a charter member of the Spartan Club and a member of the “Big Five” who were inducted into the charter class of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame. He has also served on the University’s Excellence Foundation and the Bryan School of Business Advisory Board. 38 • 2005-06 UNCG Men’s and Women’s Tennis Media Guide

Rayna Matea Taylor Fund

Established by the UNCG Intercollegiate Athletics Department in memory of Rayna Matea Taylor, a sophomore middle hitter on the UNCG women’s volleyball team at the time of her death. Recipient is a member of the women’s volleyball team.

H. Michael Weaver Fund

Established by Mike Weaver to benefit outstanding student-athletes. Fund is based on a $1,000,000 gift which provides scholarships to every sport. Mike has served the University in nearly every leadership capacity. He has chaired the University’s Board of Trustees and Investment Fund, co-chaired the University’s previous capital campaign, served as President of the Excellence Foundation and served on the Bryan School of Business Advisory Board. He is a charter member of the Spartan Club and a member of the “Big Five” who were inducted into the charter class of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame. Three additional funds that are on their way to reaching endowment status include:

Dr. Richard and Sharon Beavers Scholarship Fund

Established by Dr. Richard and Shari Beavers of Greensboro. Dr. Beavers received his master’s degree in biology from UNCG in 1976 and is an endodontist in the practice of Beavers and Keating, DDS. Richard and Shari are avid Spartan fans and have been donors at UNCG for over 25 years. Richard is currently serving as the chair of the Spartan Executive Committee. The recipient of this scholarship is yet to be determined.

The Rich Brenner Endowed Fund

Established by friends and family in honor of Rich Brenner, Fox8 WGHP-TV sports broadcaster. The recipient of this scholarship is yet to be determined.

Patricia A. Hielscher Volleyball Athletic Scholarship

Established by alumna Pat Hielscher, UNCG’s first women’s volleyball coach. In her five seasons at UNCG, she compiled a 106-30 record and a NCAIAW state title in 1974. She continued her coaching career at Wisconsin and NC State and in 13 years overall, posted 365 victories and a 75-percent winning rate. In the last 20 years she has been a successful businesswoman. In 2001 she was inducted into the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame. She is a former member of the Spartan Club Executive Committee.

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