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Location ..................................................................................................... Greensboro, NC Founded .......................................................................................................................1891 Enrollment .................................................................................................................16,200 Nickname............................................................................................................... Spartans Colors ................................................................................................... Gold, White & Navy Affiliation ..................................................................................................... NCAA Division I Conference ............................................................................................................Southern Chancellor ........................................................................................ Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan Alma Mater ........................................................... Notre Dame College of St. John’s, 1963 Director of Athletics......................................................................................Nelson E. Bobb Alma Mater ................................................................................................Kent State, 1970 Athletics Dept. Phone .................................................................................... 336-334-5952 Ticket Office Phone ....................................................................................... 336-334-3250

Schedule/Quick Facts/Table of Contents............................................................................1 Coaching Staff ....................................................................................................................2 Roster .................................................................................................................................3 Player Profiles .............................................................................................................. 4-13 2005-06 Review ......................................................................................................... 14-19 The Southern Conference ................................................................................................20 UNCG Record Book ................................................................................................... 21-25 This is UNCG.............................................................................................................. 26-31 UNCG Athletics History .............................................................................................. 32-36

UNCG MEN’S TENNIS INFORMATION Head Coach..................................................................................................Thomas Mozur Alma Mater ............................................................................................... Tennessee, 1997 Email................................................................................................... tamozur@uncg.edu Office Phone .................................................................................................. 336-334-4302

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UNIVERSITY FACTS

UNCG WOMEN’S TENNIS INFORMATION Head Coach....................................................................................................... Jeff Trivette Alma Mater ......................................................................................................UNCG, 1992 Email...............................................................................................uncgtennis@uncg.edu Office Phone .................................................................................................. 336-334-5581

SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE Sports Information Director (Tennis Contact) .............................................Mike Hirschman Email.................................................................................................mwhirsch@uncg.edu Cell Phone ................................................................................................... 336-202-5331 Assistant Sports Information Director ............................................................ Jessica Poole Email.................................................................................................... jepoole@uncg.edu Sports Information Intern ...................................................................................Kendra Lee Email....................................................................................................... kalee@uncg.edu Sports Information Phone .............................................................................. 336-334-5615 Sports Information Fax .................................................................................. 336-334-3182 Press Box Phone ........................................................................................... 336-334-5625 SID Office Address ......................................................................................UNCG Athletics ...................................................................................................................... PO Box 26168 ............................................................................................... Greensboro, NC 27402-6168 Website...........................................................................................www.uncgspartans.com

CREDITS The 2006-07 University of North Carolina at Greensboro men’s and women’s tennis media guide was written by Mark Kimmel, former UNCG Assistant Sports Information Director. This guide was designed using Adobe Creative Suite CS2. Editorial assistance provided by Sports Information Director Mike Hirschman and Sports Information Intern Kendra Lee. Photography by WG Sports, John Bell, Chris English, Jerry Wolford 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.

MEDIA NOTE Just a reminder to please refer to our institution as UNC Greensboro (no hyphen) or UNCG on second reference.

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2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Coaching Staff

Thomas Mozur enters his third season as the head men’s tennis coach at UNC Greensboro in 2006-07. He previously served for one season as an assistant coach for both the Spartans’ men’s and women’s tennis programs. Since joining the Spartans, the Knoxville, 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 for the Volunteers. 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.

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Jeff Trivette begins his sixth season as the women’s tennis coach at UNC Greensboro in 2006-07. Trivette coached both the men’s and women’s programs at UNCG for three seasons, before relinquishing the men’s title before the 200405 season to current coach Thomas Mozur. Trivette was named head tennis 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 was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 2001-02. He guided his squad to a 9-1 mark in conference play (15-5 overall) and a tie with Furman for the league title. In addition, the women’s team finished third in the SoCon that same season with a 7-2 mark (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 finished runner-up in the conference. 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. Trivette, an assistant men’s tennis coach at Greensboro College in 1989, is a 17-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.


2006-07 UNCG Men’s Tennis Roster

Ht.

Yr.

Hometown

High School (College)

William Adeimy

6-0

Fr.

Norcross, GA

Norcross HS

Taylor Befus

5-9

Fr.

Raleigh, NC

Leesville Road HS

Andrey Bubnov

5-11

So.

Belgorod, Russia

Gymnasium (Southern Illinois)

Ian Conchar

5-10

Sr.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Vance

Baxter Hufham

5-10

Sr.

Charlotte, NC

Myers Park HS

William John

6-0

Fr.

Mt. Airy, NC

Mt. Airy HS

Arsel Kumdereli

5-11

Fr.

Mersin, Turkey

DDTV

Martin Redelinghuys

6-0

Jr.

Cape Town, South Africa

Intec (UNLV)

Jason Steinhorn

5-9

Sr.

Greensboro, NC

Page HS

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2006-07 UNCG Women’s Tennis Roster

Name

Ht.

Yr.

Hometown

High School (College)

Akel, Courtney

5-2

So.

Little Rock, AR

Little Rock Central

Behr, Valerie

5-8

Fr.

Wesel, Germany

Vocational College of Wesel

Eblen, Jess

5-5

Fr.

Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville HS

Loeser, Perry

5-2

Fr.

Winston-Salem, NC

Mount Tabor HS

Miles, Whitney

5-7

Jr.

Atlanta, GA

Centennial HS

Suggs, Lisa

5-5

Jr.

Fayetteville, NC

Terry Sanford HS

Templeton, Sarah

5-6

So.

Boulder, CO

Fairview HS

VonStrolley, Arielle

5-3

Fr.

Miramar, FL

UMO HS (NC State)

Wade, Emily

5-5

Sr.

Raleigh, NC

Broughton HS

Zabkar, Erica

5-0

Jr.

Atlanta, GA

Centennial HS

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2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Player Profiles

AT UNCG Junior Season (2005-06) Finished junior season with a 8-16 overall singles record for the Spartans...posted a 6-6 record at No. 6 singles spot...won his first match of the year in two sets (6-2, 6-2) against Vitas Hawley of North Carolina A&T...posted six Southern Conference wins...won a season-best three straight matches in April that included two SoCon wins over Jamin Dean (Georgia Southern) and Robert Hogewood (Appalachian State)...went 5-10 with teammate Ryan Lewis at the No. 2 doubles position.

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 season-best 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 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 2005-06 Career

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Singles 1-10 (.091) 14-19 (.424) 8-16 (.333) 23-45 (.338)

Doubles 2-11 (.154) 3-21 (.125) 5-15 (.250) 10-47 (.175)


AT UNCG

Junior Season (2005-06)

Junior Season (2005-06)

Went 1-15 at No. 3 singles and 3-23 overall in his junior season with the Spartans... got his first season win over Andy True at the UTC/Baras Collegiate...posted two three-set wins against Tyler Begg of UNC Asheville and Phillip Prins of Georgia Southern...teamed up with Austin Wilty and grabbed three wins (Coastal Carolina, Davidson, Georgia Southern).

Posted a 1-4 overall singles record for the Spartans...lone win came against John Crist at the UTC/Baras Collegiate in a three-set match.

Sophomore Season (2004-05) Posted a 1-11 record during 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.

Conchar’s Career Statistics 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 Career

Singles 0-8 (.000) 1-11 (.053) 3-23 (.115) 4-42 (.087)

Doubles 0-3 (.000) 1-4 (.200) 3-18 (.143) 4-25 (.138)

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).

2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Player Profiles

AT UNCG

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.

Hufham’s Career Statistics 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 Career

Singles 0-3 (.000) 0-9 (.000) 1-4 (.200) 1-16 (.059)

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

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AT UNCG

Freshman Season at SIU (2005-06)

Sophomore Season (2005-06)

Finished 15-6 overall for the Salukis...his 8-5 fall record ranks sixth at SIU for fall season wins... won two matches in qualifying round of ITA Regionals...won 14 singles matches in a row in the 2005-06 season.

Transfer from UNLV...compiled a 9-15 at the No. 2 singles position...won his first match as a Spartan 6-2, 6-2 over Simbarashee Happy of Florida A&M...won a season-best five straight matches in March...went 4-5 in Southern Conference play...teamed up with Austin Wilty to compile a 3-11 record at No. 1 doubles...also paired up with Marc Ladoucer for a 3-2 record at No. 1 doubles.

Freshman Season at UNLV (2004-05) Went 7-6 in singles play in 2005 for the Rebels at the No. 6 position.

Personal

Prior to SIU Played in Russian National Tournaments...ranked 4th in the Russian National ranking when he was 14...ranked 13th when he was 16...law champion at the 2003 Academic Olympic City Championships...history runner-up.

Personal Andrey Bubnov...born June 22, 1988 in Belgorod, Russia...son of Sergey and Natalia...majoring in business administration.

Martin Redlinghoys...born April 15, 1986 in Cape Town, South Africa...son of Martin and Susan-Jane...majoring in hospitality and tourism management with an emphasis in hotel and restaurant management.

Bubnov’s Career Statistics 2005-06 Career

Redelinghuys’ Career Statistics 2004-05 2005-06 Career

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Singles 7-6 (.538) 9-15 (.375) 16-21 (.432)

Doubles 0-0 (.000) 5-13 (.277) 5-13 (.277)

Singles 15-6 (.714) 15-6 (.714)

Doubles 0-0 (.000) 0-0 (.000)


High School

A three-year letter winner at Norcross High School...team captain...named Most Valuable Player in 2006...earned the tennis team scholarship.

Earned four varsity letters at Mt. Airy High School...singles state champion in 2004 and 2005..led team to a pair of state team championships in 2005 and 2006...allstate honoree...graduated with honors.

Personal John William Adeimy...born November 23, 1987 in Greenville, SC...son of John and Candace Adeimy...also recruited by East Carolina, Wofford and College of Charleston...father played four years of basketball and baseball at Mars Hill... plans on majoring in business administration.

Personal

High School

Before UNCG

Two-year letter winner in tennis at Leesville High School in Raleigh, NC...member of the 2005 team that advanced to the state semifinals.

Representative for the Turkey National team from 2002-2006...finished with a 1616 overall record.

Personal

Personal

Taylor Samuel Befus...born August 25, 1987 in Kalamazoo, MI...son of Robert and Sandy Befus...brother Drew played tennis for NC State...also recruited by UNCW, Appalachian St., UNC-Asheville, Longwood and East Carolina...drama major at UNCG.

Arsel Kumdereli...born September 17, 1989 in Mersin, Turkey...son of Rober and Maya Kumdereli...plans on majoring in business administration.

William Scott John...born February 11, 1988 in Mt. Airy, NC...son of Scott and Anita...both parents attended UNCG...father played four years of tennis for the Spartans...also recruited by East Carolina and UNC Asheville...undecided on a major at UNCG.

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High School

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2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Player Profiles

AT UNCG Junior Season (2005-06) Posted a 9-23 overall record in her third year with the Spartans... won the top flight singles title at the UNC Wilmington Invitational...defeated Virginie Dinh (Coastal Carolina, Lindsey Hess (UNC Wilmington) and Ofra Friedman (Charlotte) to earn her first collegiate tournament title...grabbed her first Southern Conference win of the season against Marti Morris of Furman (6-4, 6-4)...was 2-6 at No. 1 singles and 2-11 at No. 2 singles...teamed up with Lisa Suggs at No. 1 doubles and recorded a 6-8 overall record...the duo won three straight matches on two separate occasions...combined with Whitney Miles and posted a 1-1 doubles record...partnered with Sarah Templeton and went 1-1 as well.

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 2005-06 Career

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Singles 7-13 (.350) 11-19 (.367) 9-23 (.281) 27-55 (.329)

Doubles 6-14 (.300) 16-16 (.500) 9-16 (.360) 31-46 (.403)


Went 10-21 in singles play during her sophomore year at UNCG...won her first season match against Erin Saltzman of UNC Pembroke at the Landfall Invitational...posted a three-set win against Sheila Lewis of Cal Poly (2-6, 6-4, 6-3)...picked up her first Southern Conference win of the season over Elizabeth Kernoodle of Elon (6-3, 7-5)...finished 8-9 with doubles partner Erica Zabkar...went 6-4 at No. 3 doubles including two straight wins against Georgia Southern and Princeton.

2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Player Profiles

AT UNCG Sophomore Season (2005-06)

Freshman Season (2003-04) 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 9-10...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.

High School Competed as 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.

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)...sociology major at UNCG.

Miles’ Career Statistics 2004-05 2005-06 Career

Singles 11-22 (.333) 10-21 (.323) 21-43 (.328)

Doubles 13-16 (.448) 12-13 (.480) 25-29 (.463)

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2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Player Profiles

AT UNCG Sophomore Season (2005-06) Recorded a 11-12 overall record at No. 1 singles spot...won two of three matches at the Landfall Invitational...posted her first season win against Suzanne Celensu of High Point (6-2, 6-4)...defeated Janita Randolph of Liberty is a three-set match 6-2, 4-6, 7-5...went 3-3 in Southern Conference play at the No. 1 singles spot... went 6-8 overall with doubles partner Emily Wade...the duo won three straight on two separate occasions...also went 2-1 with Sophie Rychlik at the Landfall Invitational and went 1-5 while partnered with Erica Zabkar.

Freshman Season (2003-04) Played at No. 1 singles the entire season during first year at UNCG...posted a 1515 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.

High School Competed for three seasons for Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, NC under head coach Gil Bowman...was named All-State and All-Two 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.

Suggs’ Career Statistics 2004-05 2005-06 Career

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Singles 15-15 (.500) 11-12 (.478) 26-27 (.491)

Doubles 11-22 (.333) 9-14 (.391) 20-36 (.357)


Finished sophomore season with an 18-15 overall record at UNCG...went 2-2 at the Landfall Invitational by posting wins against Sarah McDonagh of High Point and Erin Saltzman of UNC Pembroke....won five straight matches at No. 3 singles...this included two Southern Conference wins against Mariona Jones (Western Carolina) and Talita Bragato (Chattanooga)...posted a 7-3 record at No. 3 singles and an 8-5 record at No. 4 singles...partnered with Whitney Miles to finish 8-9 in doubles play...went 6-4 at No. 3 doubles including two straight wins against Georgia Southern and Princeton.

2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Player Profiles

AT UNCG Sophomore Season (2005-06)

Freshman Season (2003-04) 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.

High School 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.

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 2005-06 Career

Singles 23-10 (.697) 18-15 (.545) 41-25 (.621)

Doubles 11-19 (.367) 11-18 (.379) 22-37 (.373)

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AT UNCG

At Colorado State (2005-06) Posted a 5-3 singles record during freshman season at Colorado State University...was 1-2 in doubles play for the Rams.

Freshman Season (2005-06) Gained tremendous experience during her freshman season at UNCG...posted a 7-15 overall singles record...went 2-2 at the Landfall Invitational including her first collegiate win against Maureen Parris of UNC Wilmington (6-4, 6-3)...went 3-5 in Southern Conference play...finished 1-3 with doubles partner Lourdes Moran... also partnered with Sophie Rychlik (0-2), Emily Wade (1-1) and Erica Zabkar (13).

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.

High School A 2005 graduate from Little Rock Central High School...attended the John Newcombe Tennis Academy from 2002-04 in New Braunfels, TX.

Personal Courtney Lee Akel...born April 8, 1987 in Little Rock, AR...daughter of Richard and Star Akel...father played tennis for Clemson...was also recruited by North Texas, Villanova, SLU, Coastal Carolina and West Virginia...attended Colorado State during the 2005-06 school year...majoring in nursing.

Personal Sarah Katherine Templeton...born May 16, 1987 in Knoxville, TN...daughter of Davis and Ruth Templeton...undecided on a major.

Akel’s Career Statistics Templeton’s Career Statistics 2005-06 Career

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Singles 7-15 (.318) 7-15 (.318)

Doubles 3-9 (.333) 3-9 (.333)

2005-06 Career

Singles 5-3 (.625) 5-3 (.625)

Doubles 1-2 (.333) 1-2 (.333)


High School

Won the 2000 International Sparkassen Cup...captured the 2001 International TK Friesland Cup...was area champion and ranked 22nd by TVN in the Under 16 age group in 2003...ranked 36th in TVN’s U21 rankings in 2004...won the Summercup TC Waldhof in 2005.

Four year letterwinner in tennis at Hendersonville High School...four-year AllConference and All-Area...three-time All-State and state doubles champion...also named All-Conference in track...letter winner in track and basketball as well...went undefeated in doubles for three years in a row...two-time team Most Valuable Player and Female Athlete of the Year for Hendersonville in 2005...named Western Highlands Conference Athlete of the Year in 2006...member of the National Honors Society.

Personal Personal: Valerie Behr...born June 7, 1987 in Munster, Germany...daughter of Wolfgang and Dagmar Behr...also coaches tennis in Germany and is an umpire... majoring in international business at UNCG.

2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Player Profiles

Before UNCG

Personal Personal: Jessica Ann Eblen...born April 18, 1988 in Hendersonville, NC...daughter of Gary and Barbara Eblen...father, Gary, attended UNCG...major is undecided.

High School

Before UNCG

Earned three varsity letters at Nevada Valley High School in Naperville, IL and one varsity letter at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, NC...was a three-time state participant...ranked in the top-20 in state for two years in a row...named All-Conference and All-Region...Whitman Cup member of the Northern Illinois district...named co-captain her senior year.

Won the 18 and under ITF event in St. Lucia and was runner-up in doubles in 2006...named Most Valuable Player for Jamaica four times...participated in the US Open Juniors...represented Jamaica in the Fed Cup...will represent Jamaica in the CAC Games in Columbia...highest ITF world ranking was 295...received two letters in tennis from the University of Miami Online High School.

Personal

Personal

Perry Suzanne Loeser...born November 11, 1987 in Winston-Salem, NC...daughter of Richard and Cathie Heck Loeser...mother Cathie played tennis for 2 years at Marshall University and aunt, Paula Matson, played three years of tennis for Marshall...majoring in business administration.

Arielle Amanda VonStrolley...born October 23, 1987 in Miami, FL...daughter of Arthur VonStrolley and Sharon VonStrolley...attended NC State for the 2005-06 school year but did not play tennis...also recruited by Cal Poly, NC State, Temple, Louisville and Coastal Carolina...undecided on a major.

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2006-07 UNCG Tennis: 2005-06 Review

Men’s Singles Results Name Ryan Lewis Jason Steinhorn Austin Wilty Baxter Hufham Marc Ladouceur Ian Conchar Martin Redelinghuys

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2

2-c

3

3-c

0-3 1-4

4 4-c 0-1 0-4 4-13 2-6

5 5-c 3-11 1-6 2-3 1-1 0-1

6 6-c 3-3 1-1 6-6 3-2 0-2

5-18 3-6 1-15 1-8

1-0

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

4

0-3

0-2

9-15 4-5

Tour. 2-3 0-0 3-3 1-2 1-2 1-3 0-0

Overall 8-18 8-16 8-21 1-4 6-20 3-23 9-15

Tour. 1-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Overall 1-7 3-5 0-5 0-2 2-11 5-10 0-8 3-2

Men’s Doubles Results Name Ladouceur/Lewis Conchar/Wilty Conchar/Steinhorn Lewis/Wilty Wilty/Redelinghuys Steinhorn/Lewis Ladouceur/Conchar Ladouceur/Redelinghuys

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2 2-c 0-3 0-2

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2-11 0-5 5-9 3-6 0-1

0-1 0-8 0-5

3-2 3-1

Men’s Team Results Jan. 28 Feb. 1 Feb. 5 Feb. 11 Feb. 11 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 25 Mar. 1 Mar. 4 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 11 Mar. 14 Mar. 18 Mar. 22 Mar. 25 Mar. 27 Mar. 30 Apr. 1 Apr. 2 Apr. 7 Apr. 12 Apr. 20

at North Carolina State .......................................................................................L 0-7 High Point ...........................................................................................................L 0-7 at Tennessee.......................................................................................................L 0-7 vs. American (at Maryland) .................................................................................L 0-7 at Maryland .........................................................................................................L 0-7 vs. South Carolina State (at Clemson) ...............................................................L 2-4 vs. Florida A&M (at Clemson) .............................................................................L 1-4 UNC Asheville ................................................................................................... W 4-3 at North Carolina A&T ....................................................................................... W 5-2 at College of Charleston* ....................................................................................L 0-7 at The Citadel* ....................................................................................................L 2-5 at Charleston Southern .......................................................................................L 1-6 at Wofford* ..........................................................................................................L 2-5 Elon* ...................................................................................................................L 3-4 at Richmond ........................................................................................................L 2-5 at East Carolina ..................................................................................................L 3-4 Chattanooga* ......................................................................................................L 3-4 at Davidson* .......................................................................................................L 2-5 Charlotte .............................................................................................................L 1-6 Furman* ..............................................................................................................L 0-7 Georgia Southern* ............................................................................................ W 7-0 at Appalachian State* .........................................................................................L 2-5 at UNC Wilmington .............................................................................................L 2-5 vs. Appalachian State^........................................................................................L 1-4

* Southern Conference match ^ Southern Conference Tournament (Charleston, SC) 14

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Women’s Singles Results 1 1-c 7-7 3-3 2-6 1-2

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4-5 2-1 2-11 2-4

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2-10 1-4 0-1 7-3 3-1

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8-5 3-2 1-1 2-6 2-2

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2-9 2-3 1-1 3-7 1-3

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2-7 2-2 1-8 1-3 0-1

Tour. 4-5 3-5 5-6 3-7 5-5 5-6 0-0

Overall 11-12 10-21 9-23 18-15 10-22 7-15 5-14

Tour. 1-5 1-0 1-2 0-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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

Women’s Doubles Results Name Suggs/Zabkar Miles/Rychlik Moran/Templeton Moran/Rychlik Miles/Wade Suggs/Wade Miles/Zabkar Rychlik/Templelton Suggs/Rychlik Wade/Templelton Wade/Rychlik Moran/Miles Zabkar/Templeton Zabkar/Rychlik Wade/Zabkar

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2-c

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3-5 1-3

0-1 0-1

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6-4 3-2 1-2

3-3 3-0

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

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5-c

6-8 4-2

2-5 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-1

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

Women’s Team Results Jan. 14 Jan. 15 Feb. 1 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 25 Mar. 4 Mar. 7 Mar. 9 Mar. 12 Mar. 14 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 21 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 29 Apr. 1 Apr. 1 Apr. 6 Apr. 8 Apr. 9 Apr. 21

at North Carolina .................................................................................................L 0-7 at North Carolina State .......................................................................................L 0-7 High Point ......................................................................................................... W 7-0 at Liberty ........................................................................................................... W 5-2 vs. Indiana (at Wake Forest) ...............................................................................L 0-7 Wofford* ..............................................................................................................L 2-5 at UC Riverside ...................................................................................................L 1-6 at Cal Poly ..........................................................................................................L 3-4 at Cal State Fullerton ........................................................................................ W 4-3 Furman* ..............................................................................................................L 1-6 Elon* ................................................................................................................. W 6-1 at College of Charleston* ....................................................................................L 2-5 at Georgia Southern* ........................................................................................ W 4-3 Princeton (at Duke) .............................................................................................L 0-7 Western Carolina* ............................................................................................. W 7-0 Chattanooga* ......................................................................................................L 3-4 UNC Wilmington .................................................................................................L 2-5 Charlotte .............................................................................................................L 1-6 North Carolina A&T ........................................................................................... W 6-1 at Davidson* .......................................................................................................L 0-7 at East Tennessee State .....................................................................................L 0-7 at Appalachian State* .........................................................................................L 3-4 vs. College of Charleston^ ..................................................................................L 1-4

* Southern Conference match ^ Southern Conference Tournament (Charleston, SC) 15


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2006-07 UNCG Men’s Tennis Schedule Date Sep 15-17 Sep 29-Oct 1 Oct 6-7 Oct 18-19 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 31 Feb 3 Feb 13 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 24 Mar 2 Mar 4 Mar 7 Mar 13 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 22 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 27 Mar 29 Mar 31 Apr 1 Apr 7 Apr 11 Apr 19-22

Opponent North Carolina State Tournament UNC Fall Invitational Elon Fall Invitational ITA Regionals Eastern Kentucky Kentucky High Point Winston-Salem State North Carolina State Dartmouth UNC Asheville Chattanooga* Navy Georgia Southern* Central Florida Elon* Richmond College of Charleston* East Carolina Wofford* Furman* Clemson Charlotte Appalachian State* Davidson* The Citadel* UNC Wilmington SoCon Championship

* - Southern Conference match

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Location at Raleigh, NC at Chapel Hill, NC at Elon, NC at Chapel Hill, NC at Richmond, KY at Lexington, KY at High Point, NC Greensboro, NC at Raleigh, NC Greensboro, NC at Asheville, NC at Chattanooga, TN Greensboro, NC at Statesboro, GA at Orlando, FL at Elon, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Spartanburg, SC at Greenville, SC at Clemson, SC at Charlotte, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Charleston, SC

Time ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY 9 am 1 pm 2 pm 2:30 pm 5:30 pm TBA 4 pm 1 pm 2 pm 11 am 2 pm 2:30 pm 2:30 pm 1 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 2 pm 7 pm 2 pm Noon 1 pm Noon 3 pm ALL DAY


2006-07 UNCG Women’s Tennis Schedule Opponent Landfall Collegiate Invitational UNC Wilmington Invitational Roberta Alison Fall Classic Elon Fall Invitational ITA Regionals Kitty Harrison Invitational North Carolina North Carolina A&T High Point Winston-Salem State Tennessee UNC Asheville Minnesota Stetson Central Florida Chattanooga* Portland Wofford* Furman* UNC Wilmington Western Carolina* East Tennessee State Elon* College of Charleston* Georgia Southern* Davidson* Appalachian State* Charlotte Liberty SoCon Championship

Location at Wilmington, NC at Wilmington, NC at Tuscaloosa, AL at Elon, NC at Chapel Hill, NC at Chapel Hill, NC at Chapel Hill, NC at Greensboro, NC at High Point, NC Greensboro, NC at at Knoxville at Asheville, NC Greensboro, NC at Deland, FL at Orlando, FL at Chattanooga, TN Greensboro, NC at Spartanburg, SC at Greenville, SC at Wilmington, NC at Cullowhee, NC Greensboro, NC at Elon, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC at Charlotte, NC Greensboro, NC at Charleston, SC

Time ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY 5 pm 3 pm 2 pm 2:30 pm 2 pm 4 pm 10 am 11 am 2 pm 10 am TBA 12 noon 1 pm 2 pm 1 pm 12 noon 3 pm TBA 1 pm 3 pm 2:30 pm 2 pm 3 pm ALL DAY

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Date Sep 8-10 Sep 15-17 Sep 22-23 Oct 7 Oct 13 Nov 10-12 Jan 20 Jan 27 Jan 30 Feb 3 Feb 5 Feb 10 Feb 11 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 13 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 20 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 28 Mar 31 Apr 1 Apr 4 Apr 6 Apr 12 Apr 16 Thu, Apr 19-22

* - Southern Conference match

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2006-07 UNCG Tennis: The Southern Conference

The Southern Conference, which enters its 86th season of intercollegiate competition in 2006, 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 threepoint 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 CoSIDA Academic All-America and district teams, highlighted this year by College of Charleston’s Phillip Coker, who was named Academic All-American of the Year in baseball. A total of 19 Rhodes-Scholarship winners have been selected from the conference. 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 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 23school 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. LEADERSHIP The start of the 2006 football campaign sees John Iamarino enter his first football season as the Southern Conference’s commissioner. Iamarino, who officially became the SoCon commissioner on January 2, 2006, previously served as the commissioner of the

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Northeast Conference for nine seasons. In his nine years with the Somerset, NJ-based NEC, Iamarino promoted the conference through an ambitious agenda designed to improve the quality of competition, upgrade compliance-related matters and generally increase the marketing and brand awareness of the conference and its member institutions. To improve the 21 championship NEC sports for the more than 2,200 student-athletes who compete, Iamarino helped secure professional facilities to accommodate baseball, indoor track & field, tennis and women’s swimming championships. Tournament gifts, awards, trophies and event programs were all systematically upgraded. Iamarino replaced Danny Morrison who served as commissioner from November 13, 2001 until June 15, 2005. Morrison left the league to become 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, AL. 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, NC. 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 Greensboro, NC 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. 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, 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-ofthe-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. Cremins returned to the league in July 2006 when he was named head coach at College of Charleston. 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 Coach-of-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. 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.

The Southern Conference www.soconsports.com


In 2005, UNCG ranked #2 nationally by “The Princeton Review” among best bargain public universities. For the last six years, UNCG has been ranked in The Princeton Review’s “Best 357 Colleges” guide. UNCG, with a campus currently covering 210 acres, was founded in 1892, making this the 115th year of its existence.

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In the Fall of 2006, UNCG had a record enrollment of 16,600, including more than 12,000 undergraduates. At the start of the decade, the total enrollment at UNCG was less than 13,000. The average SAT score for enrolled freshman in 2005 was 1051, the highest it has ever been. 53 percent of the freshman class had a high school GPA of 3.5 or better. In 2006, UNCG launched the Lloyd International Honors College. UNCG is located just two hours from the Appalachian Mountains or three hours from the Carolina Beaches. The Piedmont Triad is home to more than a million people, including 238,440 in Greensboro.

With a record number or more than 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 by The Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University. The University was established in 1891 and became coeducational in 1963. The 210-acre campus is located one mile from the center of Greensboro, a city of 238,440. The Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly known as “The Triad” has a population of approximately 1.3 million.

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 beginning with 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 Phi Beta Kappa was installed. 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 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

At the center of the UNCG campus stands a statue of the Roman Goddess Minerva. The original statue was a gift from the Class of 1907. James Barnhill (‘53) was commissioned to create a new statue in 2003. Minerva has been a symbol for the University dating back to the first time it appeared on diplomas in 1892.

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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.

The University Community

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is one of the fastest growing universities around. With a record 16,060 students enrolled, including 10,584 full-time undergraduates, the university has positioned itself for continued growth and success as the 21st century evolves. Despite record numbers of students, the student/faculty ratio is still just 16:1. Today’s UNCG includes: • 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, Alumni House on the UNCG campus. 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 Bryan School’s vision is to be recognized for the global business and information technology perspectives of its programs. • 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’s teacher education programs for elementary and middle grades are considered among the best in North Carolina and the Southeast. • 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. The school offers academic programs of distinction in both theory and performance. 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 prepares students for professional careers in fields which improve the quality of life for individuals and families. The school 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, is responsible for the welfare of all of the graduate programs on campus and approximately 3600 graduate students from 33 states and 34 foreign countries. These students work with more than 500 graduate faculty members who are actively engaged in research, scholarship and creative activity. • The School of Music, which was established in 1921, rated as one of the Top 20 in the country, combines rigorous theory, history, and performance training with a broad liberal arts education. The University opened a $25.7 million stateof-the-art music facility in 1999. It is the only comprehensive slate of performance and music education degrees from the baccalaureate through the doctorate in North Carolina. • The School of Nursing, which was established in 1966, is the largest in North Carolina. It is recognized for the excellence of its programs and the success of its graduates. The master’s program in nurse anesthesia was ranked eighth nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, UNCG is the first institution in the UNC system to offer a combined Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration in health management. The Aubrey Paul & Georgia Garrison Lloyd International Honors College, which was established in 2006. It is named for the parents of Ms. Rebecca Lloyd, a patron of the College whose support has been invaluable in the formation of the Honors College. Ms. Lloyd’s gift, a $4 million endowment, was the largest-ever alumni gift at UNCG. The International Honors College offers enhanced academics, international and global perspectives, and a variety of extra-curricular activities that will give its students the skills and knowledge needed to be admitted to the most prestigious graduate schools, to compete for nationally competitive awards like the Fulbright, and to start exciting careers in the United States and abroad. Students in any major can choose from among its three different programs. All of these programs can be completed in the time it takes to earn a regular degree and offer a wide variety of small, innovative seminar-style courses that are the hallmark of a quality honors experience. A special characteristic of the IHC is its emphasis on international and global perspectives. In today’s world, international and global perspectives are a necessary part of a solid, complete university education. At IHC, these perspectives are not isolated in a single course or two. Instead, students can find those perspectives throughout the College’s programs – in most of its courses, in its honors residence hall, and in a variety of extra- and co-curricular activities. For honors students who study abroad at one of UNCG’s partner universities, a travel fund is available. Finally, the IHC operates on the principle that while courses are important, its students’ education is too important to be limited to the classroom. It offers its students a variety of special activities both at UNCG and abroad – an honor residence hall, special advising, student symposia, guest lectures and performances, informal coffees, internships and enhanced study abroad experiences.

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Of the more than 16,000 students enrolled in the fall of 2005, 68 percent were female. In addition, 20 percent of the undergraduate student body and 13 percent of the graduate student body were minorities. UNCG’s enrollment increased 8.8 percent from the year before, the largest increase since 1974. In the fall of 2005, UNCG enrolled a record 2,424 freshman, 45 percent of which ranked in the top quarter of their high school graduating class. In addition, 53 percent of the incoming freshman class had a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). The University also enrolled 1,253 transfer students. From those students first enrolled in the fall of 2004, 78 percent returned in the fall of 2005. Among the more than 16,000 students at UNCG, 32 percent of the student body lives in on-campus housing. 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 20 doctoral degrees offered. Among the 855 members of the faculty, nearly threefourths are full-time. More than 80 percent of the faculty hold doctorates or other terminal degrees. In the 200405 academic year, faculty engaged in 6,466 scholarly or creative works and published 56 books and 548 refereed articles. Faculty members earned 220 grants, as well. In all, the UNCG faculty submitted 316 research proposals totalling $99.7 million. Typically, UNCG awards more than 2,000 bachelor’s and nearly 1,000 master’s degrees during graduation festivities held each December and May. At the spring 2006 graduation ceremony, the University granted 1,326 bachelor’s degrees, 604 master’s degrees and 47 doctoral diplomas. 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. A record 52 percent of UNCG’s student-athletes made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 GPA in a semester) in the Spring 2006 semester. 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 2005, 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.

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UNCG was also ranked in the Top 50 public universities by Consumer’s Digest, making it the only institution to appear in both rankings (Princeton Review and Consumer’s Digest). 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 more than 80 buildings on the campus reflect the 115-year history of the University. There are many 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. UNCG received approximately $166 million from the state for construction and renovation, based on voter approval of Higher Education Bonds. The $17.6 million Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Building and the $16.9 million Hall for Humanities and Research Administration are the centerpieces of the project. Groundbreaking took place in spring of 2001 and operations within the two buildings began this summer. In addition, construction began on a 400-student residence hall in 2005, which is expected to be completed for use during the 2006-07 academic year. Also included are renovations to the Student Health Center, Aycock Auditorium and Petty, Brown and McNutt buildings, as well as a connector between Jackson Library and the Elliott University Center. The many construction projects on the UNCG campus show the growth of the university, while at the same time attempting to preserve many of the structures that have made the institution what it is today. The Second Century Campaign for UNCG, which concluded Dec. 31, 1998, raised $55.4 million over a five-year span 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. The campaign has a fundraising 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).

A look up College Avenue – the heart of the UNCG campus. Once a main road through campus, it is now only open to pedestrian traffic.

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A statue of Charles McIver, the university’s founder, sits in the middle of campus.

UNCG’s brand new $16.9 million Hall for Humanities and Research Administration, which opened this past summer, sits on Spring Garden St. in the heart of campus.


University Chancellor Dr. Patricia Sullivan

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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 16,000 last academic year for the first time ever, 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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2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Athletic Director

Director of Athletics Nelson Bobb Now in his 24th 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 fulltime 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 teams competing on the Division III level. 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. During his tenure, he has watched over the construction or renovation of all of the Spartans’ athletic venues. He began that process by serving on the committee that built Fleming Gymnasium and the HHP Building in 1989. He then moved onto the transformation of Campus Field in 1991 into what is today UNCG Soccer Stadium – one of the premier venues in all of college soccer. In 1999, he oversaw the construction of the UNCG Baseball Stadium and the renovation and lighting of the UNCG Tennis Courts. Last year, he added to the list the transformation of UNCG’s softball facility to become a top-of-the-line stadium venue, and the reconfiguration of seating in Fleming Gym, which added chairback seating on both sides and additional stands under one of the baskets. 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. Last spring, a record 52 percent of student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA in the semester. 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 34 conference tournament titles, 25 as an NCAA Division I member. They have also won 63 conference regular season titles, 37 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 appointments, including serving on one of the first NCAA Certification teams. Most recently, Bobb served on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Committee 23

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.


UNCG Athletics Department Staff

Sylvia Mims Associate AD

Rod Wyatt Associate AD

Dick Stewart Associate AD

Cathy Roberts Associate AD

Christy Avent Assistant AD

Dawn Zamrik Assistant AD

James Shipp Assistant AD

Josh Larsen Assistant AD

Jackie Walsh Assistant AD

Erica Thornton Assoc. Trainer

Daisy Kovach Asst. Trainer

Mark Williams Strength & Cond. Coach

Stacey Kosciak Special Asst. to AD

Mike Hirschman Sports Info. Director

Kendra Lee SID Intern

Jana Henderson Compliance Director

John Comer Ticket Operations

Joanna Camp Academic Enhancement

Kwadjo Steele Academic Compliance

Kate LaCoste AEP Intern

Linda Peronto Staff Secretary

Joann Cozart Staff Secretary

Paula Terrell Business OfďŹ ce

Jennifer Aguilar Operations

Dave Black Operations

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Terry Ackerman Faculty Athletics Rep.

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

TICKETS

ADMINISTRATION

COACHING STAFFS

Phone E-mail Dr. Patricia Sullivan, Chancellor .....................................334-5266 Dr. 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

BASEBALL (Office located in stadium)

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

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

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 Rod Jensen, Associate Head Coach [HHP] ...................256-0120 ..................basketball Brooks Lee, Asst. Coach [HHP]......................................334-4473 ..................basketball Kevin Easley, Asst. Coach [HHP] ...................................334-3003 ..................basketball Tripp Pendergast, Dir. of Basketball Operations [HHP] ..334-3003 ..................basketball

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Lynne Agee, Head Coach [HHP] ....................................334-4021 ....................... lcagee Carol Peschel, Associate Head Coach [HHP] ................334-3002 .................. capesche Jon Hines, Asst. Coach [HHP] ........................................334-3754 ...................... jbhines Amanda Eaton, Asst. Coach [HHP] ................................334-3754 ...........................TBA

CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK & FIELD

BUSINESS OFFICE

Linh Nguyen, Head Coach [HHP] ...................................334-3231 .................... ltnguye3 Jennifer Severns, Asst. Coach [HHP] .............................334-4157 ...........................TBA

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

MEN’S GOLF

COMPLIANCE

Terrance Stewart, Head Coach [HHP] ............................334-3122 .................... tcstewar

Rod Wyatt, Assoc. AD - Student Welfare [HHP] .............256-0108 ....................... jrwyatt Jana Henderson, Compliance Director [HHP] ................334-3254 ........jana_henderson

WOMEN’S GOLF

FACILITIES

MEN’S SOCCER

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 David Black, Facilities Assistant [HHP]...........................334-3032 ..................... deblack Jane Long, Equipment Assistant [HHP]..........................334-3032 ........................ jelong

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

PUBLIC AFFAIRS - MARKETING

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

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

SOFTBALL

Dick Stewart, Assoc. AD - Public Affairs [HHP] ..............334-4464 ....................restewar Dawn Zamrik, Asst. AD - Public Affairs [WM] .................256-0550 ................... dbzamrik Emily Snow, Internal Relations [WM]..............................334-3420 ...........................TBA Neil Holmes, External Relations [WM]............................334-3252 ...........................TBA WEST MARKET STREET OFFICE FAX ..................334-3798

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

SPORTS INFORMATION

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Mike Hirschman, Sports Information Director [HHP] ......334-5615 ...................mwhirsch Hirschman’s Cell Phone ...........................................202-5331 TBA, Asst. Sports Information Director [HHP] ................334-5615 ...........................TBA Cell Phone ................................................................207-2383 Kendra Lee, SID Intern [HHP] ........................................334-5615 ......................... kalee FAX...........................................................................334-3182

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

SPORTS MEDICINE

Jason Loukides, Head Coach [HHP] ..............................334-5050 ......................jcloukid C.C. Fisher, Asst. Coach [HHP] ......................................334-5050 ...........................TBA

James Shipp, Asst. AD - Athletic Training [HHP] ............334-3700 ....................... jrshipp Erica P. Thornton, Assoc. Athletic Trainer [HHP] ............334-5925 ...................eapearso Daisy Kovach, Assistant Athletic Trainer ........................334-5925 ...........................TBA Mark Williams, Strength & Conditioning Coach ..............334-5925 ...........................TBA SPORTS MEDICINE FAX ........................................256-0407

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

WOMEN’S TENNIS Jeff Trivette, Head Coach [HHP] ....................................334-5581 ................ uncgtennis

WRESTLING


The overnight success of the UNCG athletics program has been some 60 years in the making. Spartan teams are big achievers in their 16th year in Division I competition. The success story however, began while UNCG was still the Women’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 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.

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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 competing at the NCAA Division III level. The 1981-82 academic year was the in which the NCAA sponsored women’s championships.

teams, all first

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. 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. 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.

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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. 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 was 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. 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.

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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. UNCG joined the Big South Conference in 1992, ending a four-year period as an independent. 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. 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. 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. Volleyball won the 1995 Big South regular season championship with a record of 7-0. Liz Gremillion was named the league’s MVP. Softball captured three consecutive Big South regular season titles in 1995, 1996 and 1997. Erin Chandler was named the Player of the 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. 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. 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. 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

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 fifth-seeded Duke. In 1997, Siggi Eyjolfsson becomes the first First-Team AllAmerican in UNCG men’s soccer Division I history. 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. In 1998, UNCG men’s soccer claimed its first SoCon title and


Conference Reg. Season Titles (71 overall; 37 in NCAA Div. I)

In 1998, women’s soccer won its second straight SoCon title, and made its third straight NCAA appearance.

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 ** Men’s Soccer – 2005 **

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.

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

National Championships (6) 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 (37 overall; 25 in NCAA Div. I) Women’s Volleyball – 1981 Women’s Basketball – 1982 Women’s Volleyball – 1982 Women’s Volleyball – 1983 Women’s Basketball – 1983 Softball – 1983 Women’s Basketball – 1984 Women’s Volleyball – 1984 Women’s Basketball – 1985 Women’s Basketball – 1987 Women’s Basketball – 1988 Softball – 1988 Men’s Soccer – 1993 ** Softball – 1994 ** Women’s Soccer – 1994 ** Men’s Soccer – 1994 ** Softball – 1995 ** Men’s Golf – 1995 ** Women’s Golf – 1995 ** Men’s Tennis – 1995 ** Men’s Basketball – 1996 ** Men’s Golf – 1996 ** Women’s Golf – 1996 ** Softball – 1996 ** Women’s Soccer –1996 ** Men’s Soccer – 1996 ** Baseball – 1997 ** Women’s Tennis – 1997 ** Softball – 1997 ** Women’s Soccer –1997 Men’s Soccer –1998 Women’s Soccer –1998 Women’s Basketball – 1998 Men’s Basketball –2001 Women’s Soccer – 2001 Women’s Soccer – 2003 Men’s Soccer – 2005

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first NCAA Division I Tournament win, a 2-1 upset at Washington in the first round.

** denotes officially recognized conference champion

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in stolen bases with 103. In June 2001, golfer Karl Mitchell was named a second-team Academic All-American. 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 Alejandro Moreno was selected by the L.A. Galaxy in the third round of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. 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 60 points - 20 goals and 20 assists. Goos was also named a second-team All-American.

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On November 19, 2002, the men’s basketball 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.

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women’s golf team and deceased administrator David Knight. 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 thirdteam 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 Jody Conradt of Texas, Tennessee’s Pat Summit, UConn’s Geno Auriemma, Louisiana Tech’s Leon Barmore, North Carolina State’s Kay Yow and North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell. On January 31, 2004, UNCG defeated North Carolina 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. 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. 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

Brian Moehler

On September 29, 2004, James Goodman’s goal 28 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. Just 19 days later, on October 17, 2004, UNCG received its first No. 1 national ranking since moving to Division I. The men’s soccer team was ranked No. 1 for the first time that day 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 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 evevntually earned 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 the heels of the outstanding season, Michael Parker was named the NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year. Parker was also named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. 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 finished 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. Freshmen Kyle Hines and Kristen Boone swept the SoCon’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Freshman of fthe Year honors in February of 2005. 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 2005 NCAA Wrestling Championships in March. Burns had

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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 of 2005, 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 of 2005, Chris Mason was drafted in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft, being selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In August of 2005, Randi Patterson and Scott Jones became the first UNCG players to be named to the “watch list” for the Hermann Award, given annually to the Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year. Patterson was later named among 15 semifinalists for the award.

In November 2005, Randi Patterson became the first player in 20 years to earn back-to-back Southern Conference Player of the Year awards. He and Scott Jones later earned All-American honors.

On December 3, 2005, Kyle Hines grabbed 21 rebounds, the most by a Spartan in more than 30 years, to go along with 18 points in a 72-58 win over College of Charleston at Fleming Gym. The 21 rebounds were also a Fleming Gym record. Hines went onto earn All-Region honors from the US Basketball Writers, joining five ACC all-stars. On December 31, 2005, UNCG hosted topranked Duke at the Greensboro Coliseum in front of a record crowd of 21,124. The near capacity crowd was the largest to ever see a UNCG athletic event. At the Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in February 2006, Jeff Williams earned his second consecutive conference title in the 800 meters, making him the first repeat champion in school history. Williams later went onto win the outdoor title in the 800 meters to qualify for the NCAA East Regional Outdoor Track & Field meet.

Andy Bare

In March 2006, the UNCG women’s basketball team made its first SoCon Tournament title game appearance since 2002. The Spartans rallied from nearly all of a 21-point deficit, closing to within three in the final four minutes. However, Chattanooga pulled away late for a 91-79 win. UNCG’s wrestling team sent multiple wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year. The Spartans finished tied for 31st, the program’s highest NCAA Championship finish to date.

In December 2005, UNCG’s women’s basketball program

UNCG opened its remodeled softball venue on Wednesday, February 22 with a twinbill against Radford. The opening of the new $3 million facility was originally scheduled for 11 days earlier, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Later in the year, the Spartans became the first No. 8 seed to beat a top-seed in the SoCon Softball Tournament. On April 18, 2006, UNCG earned its first win over a top-ranked team in any sport during the university’s Division I era... and got to beat Big Brother in the process. The baseball team beat top-ranked North Caorlina, 7-6, in front of a crowd of 1,033. After jumping out to a 4-1 lead, UNCG withstood several Tar Heel rallies, including a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning before closer Patrick Currin slammed the door. Charles Jones joined Jeff Williams at NCAA East Regional Outdoor Track & Field meet, making Jones a two-time qualfier in the triple jump. Jones finished 11th, falling short in his attempt to return to the national meet. Jermaine Mitchell drafted in fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Oakland A’s. Mitchell became the second-highest baseball player drafted behind Chris Mason in 2005. In addition, teammate Patrick Currin, who earned Second-Team Academic All-American honors, was also selected by Oakland the following day in Round 22. UNCG alumn Andy Bare qualified for the 106th U.S. Open, becoming the first Spartan to qualify for a major golf tournament. Bare finished ninth in a sectional that drew national attention. Also attempting to qualify at the same sectional was Michelle Wie, trying to become the first female to play in the Open.

UNCG vs. #1 Duke on December 31, 2005 at the Greensboro Coliseum in front of 21,124 spectators.

While Bare was making his name on the pro scene nationally, two UNCG golfers did so on the amateur national scene. Spartan golfers Nathan Stamey and Bradley Leeper appeared among 156 golfers at the 2006 USGA Public Links held at Gold Mountain GC in Bremerton, WA. Stamey qualified by winning his sectional, while Leeper earned a spot as an alternate and was added to the field just 48 hours prior to it getting underway.

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On October 30, 2005, Randi Patterson became the 13th player in school history and just the fifth junior to record 100 career points in the Spartans’ 3-0 men’s soccer win over Wofford. The win clinched a share of the Southern Conference regular season title. Two weeks later, UNCG added a Southern Conference Tournament championship trophy to the mantle with a 2-1 win over Davidson. UNCG eventually advanced to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 – its second straight Round of 16 appearance.

enjoyed two of its greatest non-conference wins since moving to the Division I level. In a 12-day span, UNCG knocked off Big East foe West Virginia at home and ACC member Wake Forest on the road. It was UNCG’s first-ever win over a Big East school and the program’s first victory over Wake Forest since 1977.


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.

Maxine Allen - Amateur Athlete, 2001

Lynne Agee

Jim Allen

Maxine Allen

Mike Berticelli

Mike Burke

Marge Burns

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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.

Renee Coltrane

Wendy Engelmann-Gettings

Mike Fleming

Liz Gremillion

Belmar Gunderson

Scott Hartzell

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

Liz Gremillion - Volleyball, 2006 On of the best setters to ever play for the Spartans, recording over 4,000 assists in her career. Named 1995 Big South Conference Player of the Year.

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).

Scott Hartzell - Men’s Basketball, 2006 Led UNCG to its first Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament berth, in which UNCG nearly upset Cincinnati. Graduated as school’s all-time leading scorer (men’s) and set every university three-point shooting standard in his career. Led the team in scoring in three of his four seasons. 31


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 ranked in the Top 10 in 20 statistical catagories at the time of her induction (10 years after her graduation).

Pat Hielscher - Women’s Volleyball Coach, 2001

Jason Haupt

Winn Hazelgrove

Pat Hielscher

Elizabeth House

Lewis Johnstone

Ellie Jones

Dock Kelly

Dr. David Knight

Ethel Martus Lawther

Carol Mann

Tom Martin

Jill Masterman

Andrew Mehalko

Jo Ann Messick

Brian Moehler

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.

Dock Kelly - Wrestling, 2006

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One of UNCG’s first-ever qualifiers for the NCAA Wrestling Championships (1996), compiled a record of 50-34 despite competing with birth defects that left him without part of an arm and a leg. Honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with its Medal of Courage.

Dr. David B. Knight - Administrator, 2004 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 Women’s College became UNCG in 1963.

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

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.

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

Jo Ann Messick - Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis, Field Hockey, 2006 Three-sport competitor at UNCG in the early day of women’s athletics at UNCG (1970’s). Four-year standout in field hockey, earning Deep South All-Star accolades three times. Six-time participant in National Field Hockey Festivals, including three while at UNCG.

Brian Moehler - Baseball, 2005 UNCG’s first player to be drafted in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft... earned UNCG’s first-ever win over a Division I opponent and went onto pitch for Detroit and Florida in the major leagues. 32


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 (women’s soccer) with 18 career shutouts.

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.

William Moran

Laura Mussulman

Michael Parker

Angie Polk-Jones

Nancy Porter

Eddie Radwanski

Bruce Shaw

Mike E. Sweeney

Jim Swiggett

Rita Wiggs

Donna Friesen Wigton

Stanley Frank

Chuck Hayes

Jim Melvin

Charlie Reid

Mike Weaver

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.

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 one 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.

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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.

Mike Sweeney - Men’s Soccer, 2003 Amassed 55 goals and 27 assists in his three seasons at UNCG (1980-83)... member of 1982 and 1983 NCAA III National Championship teams... led the team in scoring in 1981 and 1982 and was a first-team All-American in 1983.

Jim Swiggett - Coach, Administrator, 2003 Pioneer in men’s athletics at UNCG... served as men’s basketball coach from 1968-75 and started men’s golf program, serving as coach from 1967-79... also served as the university’s second Men’s Intercollegiate Division Coordinator (modern day Athletic Director).

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 (1970-73) ... active contributor to the sport through coaching.. part of officiating crew at 1996 Olymnpics and 1993 World University Games.

“The Big Five” Chuck Hayes - Supporter, 2000 Jim Melvin - Supporter, 2000 Charlie Reid - Supporter, 2000

Mike Weaver - Supporter, 2000 Stanley Frank - Supporter, 2000

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

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Nominations should be sent to: Hall of Fame Committee - c/o Rod Wyatt UNCG Department of Athletics PO Box 26168 Greensboro, NC 27402 Additional Information Available Through: Phone: 336-256-0108 E-mail: jrwyatt@uncg.edu or on-line at www.uncgspartans.com


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 in his/her major; • Monitor their own academic progress with instructors and advisors;

“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 student-athlete. 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 studentathletes in every demographic group.”

- Excerpt from UNCG’s ICA Department Philosophy

• Participate in structured study during the fall semester of their freshman year.

Academic Excellence AEP works to support the academic progress of studentathletes 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.

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 studentathletes 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.”

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At the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, it is the athletic department’s goal to see that UNCG studentathletes 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 student-athletes 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.

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.

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

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Michael B. Fleming Gymnasium is located in the Health and Human Performance Building, a $16.2 million facility which opened on campus in June of 1989. In October of 2005, the gym underwent the first phase of a two-part renovation with the installation of new seating on the west side bleachers. The new seating includes chairback seating on the lower half with bleacher bench seating in the upper half. This past summer, the east side went through a similar renovation. The gymnasium, which now has seating for 1,831, was named for Greensboro civic leader and one of the most ardent supporters of UNCG athletics on Dec. 1, 1994. Spartan teams are in their 18th year in the gymnasium, as it was first occupied during the 1989-90 academic year. The women’s team is 160-46 (.777) in the facility. In 2004-05, UNCG earned its 150th win at Fleming when it defeated Davidson in a thrilling 90-87 double overtime victory on Feb. 15. The largest crowd to see an athletic contest in the gym was 2,302 for a men’s basketball game against Charleston Southern, Feb. 25, 1995. The Spartans won, 98-70. Fleming Gymnasium has played host to various conference championship tournaments, including Big South volleyball in 1994 and 1995, Big South women’s basketball in 1994, SoCon women’s basketball in 1998 and 1999, SoCon wrestling in 1999 and SoCon volleyball in 2001. It played host to the SoCon / ACC Wrestling Championships in 2004-05.

Fleming Gym All-Time Records

Michael B. Fleming Gymnasium Records Team

Individual

All-Time Record 160-46 (.777) ........................................17 years

Most points scored 31................. Debbie Hoskins, Lincoln Memorial ......................................................Jan. 10, 1990

Best Single-Season Record 12-1 (.923) ............................................ 2001-02 Longest Winning Streak 12 games ................ Feb. 2, 1998-Jan. 22, 1999 Most points scored by UNCG 105.................. vs. St. Augustine’s, Feb. 6, 1990 Most points scored by an Opponent 98................................. vs. Duke, Feb. 24, 1996 Most combined points scored 196..................... UNCG 105, St. Augustine’s 91 ....................................................... Feb. 6, 1990

Most Rebounds 19........................................ Julie Moore, UNCG ..................vs. Western Carolina, Dec. 31, 1994 19....................................... Alisa Moore, UNCG ....................... vs. UNC Asheville, Jan. 17, 1996 Most Assists 12............................................Jo Zerger, UNCG .............................. vs. Winthrop, Feb. 17, 1993 Most Steals 9...................................... Kristen Boone, UNCG .................................. vs. Furman, Feb. 4, 2006 Most Blocks 7................................Rebecca Viverette, UNCG ................................ vs. Wofford, Feb. 16, 1998

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Largest women’s basketball crowd 646....................................vs. Georgia Southern ....................................................... Feb. 7, 2004

Prior to the 1996-97 season, the Boston Celtics held their pre-season training camp in the gym. For intercollegiate athletics, the HHP Building offers the following facilities:

• Two large gyms, a three-court (Fleming) and a two• Locker rooms for the athletic teams, including court, which is used for a variety of practices. several team rooms, and locker rooms for visiting teams • A weight training area that includes Nautilus and officials. equipment and free weights. • A practice room for wrestling. • A spacious sports medicine area, with modern • Offices for coaches and athletics staff on the third equipment to serve the University’s 16 teams. (main) floor, in two suites. • A ticket office and concessions areas, near the thirdfloor entrance to the building.

Spartans at Fleming Gym Year W 1989-90 9 1990-91 10 1991-92 11 1992-93 9 1993-94 9 1994-95 9 1995-96 9 1996-97 9 1997-98 11

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L 2 1 3 2 4 4 1 2 2

Pct. .818 .909 .786 .818 .692 .692 .900 .818 .846

Year W 1998-99 11 1999-00 8 2000-01 9 2001-02 12 2002-03 8 2003-04 7 2004-05 10 2005-06 9 Total 160

L 1 2 3 1 5 5 4 4 46

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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.

Spartan Club Membership Benefits Membership Appreciation Socials (3 a year) Window Decal Spartan Club Auto Tag (First Time Members) Ticket Priority Invitations to Special Events SoCon Tournament Ticket Priority Exclusive Varsity Club Lapel Pin (First Time Varsity Club Members) Spartan Spirit Season Ticket Opportunity Pre-Game Socials (16-20 a year) Lapel Pin (First Time Members) Honor Wall Recognition Campus Recreation Center Privilege* Basketball Program Recognition Car Flag Invitations to Special University Events Web Site Recognition Priority for Spartan Club Special Events MVP Season Ticket Opportunity Campus Recreation Center Membership** Naming an Annual Scholarship Scholarship Wall Recognition Annual Scholarship Plaque Chancellor’s Society Membership

2006-07 UNCG Tennis: Spartan Club

The Spartan Club PO Box 41230 Greensboro, NC 27404-1230

Phone: (336) 334-5156 Fax: (336) 334-5319 www.spartanclub.org

Annual Scholarship Level ($10,000 4 year pledge)

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Golden Spartans

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Fighting Spartans

Blue and Gold

Century Spartans and Varsity Club

($2,500)

($1,000)

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($100)

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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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2006-07 UNCG Men's and Women's Tennis Media Guides